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Short, Stories 3 lezesun Of Course He Had Her Left lie! HEN, that memorable afternoon at Mrs. . Elliott's tea, Uri. Frederic Scott Dib ble carried her cup over to the sofa and ' sat down in the v sight of the whole Mils company to drink tea with Fanny Wheeler, Fanny' young soul soared and her heart pounded with joy. For to be noticed thus publicly by tiie great lady seemed to her to be the very cap sheaf of human happiness. Mrs. Frederic Scott Dibbtle was a very great lady indeed as millions of money, some sixty years for culture, and French gowns could make her. It it true that back in the old, old days before her husband got to be president of a famous bank she had cooked her own dinners and bees glad to have dinners to cook. But nobody remembered this now,' or, af they did, refrained from mentioning it. She condescended to recall certain acquaintances and went about to their booses or asked them to extravagant HEY had been play mates; keeping house, making mud pies and planning what they would do whea they "grew Dp." But Robert's father had pur chased a new busi ness in the West and after selling his shop and home had gone on to get a new home for Robert and his mother, who followed tym two weeks later. Jean missed her little comrade and neighbor very much at first, but at she soon started to school and made new friends her small playmate was forgot ten, only as from time to time her moth er or father spoke of their former neighbors. As the years passed Jean grew to be a beautiful, brown-eyed young woman. T wat "milk check" Saturday and the towa was full of farmer and their who apoa this one day of the month had plenty of money to spend , and spent it Fort- nrr's got a goodly share of their trade. And Lois Glyn, who worked at Part ner's did snack of the telling. They said at Fortoer't and outside, too, that Loie Glyn snored quicker than most people could think and that the could wait oa two Customers to anybody else's one. Loie had been at Fortner't three years. She had gone from the school room to the counter. When her father died and her mother was laid low with a wasting nervous disease, the girl saw her duty and did it She earned $8 a week, and with the little her father had left she and her mother were able to Kill mi I l K4 I wives. Byways In the u, " renter Cade'. i .fr around the floor of the ocean in the chape ef sunken boats supposed to have been laden with rlea cargo bat al ways been a source. 4 of fascinating inter est and many a man and corporation have bea aaaneially wrecked in tht ef forts to recover the treasure supposed to be buried cinder the marine wrecks. la order to enable these burled boats to be located more readily a one-man boat bat been deigned by wh rh It is posubie I carefully scan the floor of the ocr an. Heretofore Ui exact location of these bulks bat been matter ef conjecture, and lUerefor difficult and oven impost-lit to Cad eiur years, but with lU garden parties. For three months the people who knew her and those who longed to know her were under a tre mendous strain. Of these latter folk Fanny Wheeler was one Fanny Wheeler had com to town from nowhere. She always bad been poor; she haft no prospects. Her hus band kept the grocery store. But Fanny had ambition. She was a climber by nature. First she climbed into the good graces of her neighbor, Mrs. Hallam, and then by way of Mrs. Hallam she climbed into that select organisation known as the Woman's Club. And now by way of the Woman's Club it seemed that she was about to climb into the fa vor of Mrs. Frederic Scott Dibble. Fanny went home with her head in a whirl Sam found her Bushed and pal pitating when he returned to supper. "Oh, Sam!" she cried. "1 wish you could have seen her things and her pearl aecklacel, If a single one of her dia monds had dropped in my lap you could give up our old grocery store and 1 could be a lady for die rest of my Ufa.' The Secret In Their Hearts At school she was popular; and it teemed to her classmates that no social, reception or any sort of entertainment was quite r'ght unless Jean Wat there. She graduated from the high school and spent the summer before entering college, tewing and studying. Her best times were spent with her piano and violin. On more than one pleasant aft ernoon, with some companion, or some times with a number of classmates, Jean would tramp to the lake, there to spend the time swimming or boating. All of her friends were treated alike by her; the had many, but no special one. She wat just a happy girl, liked by all who knew her. Her friends were loath to have her go. but the summer passed, and just four days after her farewell .party she had experienced her first day at Ober lin College, where she was to take op And She Was a Eve and keep out ef debt They had four rooms close to Former's, and Mrs. Glyn kept them and made Loic's clothes and her owa whea she wat well enough. Loie dreaded "milk check" Saturday. Especially she dreaded having to waif upon old Mr. Shad. Whea she saw him worming his way through the crowd toward her, she shud dered with aversion. He was to ugly, hit worn fur coat smclled to horribly of cow and there wat tobacco juice in hit white whiskers. The other girls refused to wait upon Mr. Shad. Loie had be gun to wait upon him out of pity, and dow he would have no ooe but her. "There's your lamb!" Ella Landis Budged Loie maliciously. "He's got hit eye on you already. Better look out Some day hell kidnap you and carry yoa home in the pocket of that old fur coat "Oh, don't" Loie murmured. "Hell hear yoa." She glanced up with a smile. After all, he couldn't help being new craft a minute and accurate survey of the bottom may be nude in a leisure ly manner, if it it within a reasonable distance of the turf ace. The craft has the appearance of a mammoth fish, just large enough to ac commodate and entirely surround the outstretched form ef a man, and alto some propelling machinery, and at the boat it moved along under the turface the passenger is enabled to peer through a window in the bottom, and thus he is enabled to guide the boat from point to point and at the tame time to make a survey cl tits bottom. ffea-Barniug CelialuU. The soya bean, whose merits have been widely proclaimed, may rid celluloid of its serious drawback high inflammabil ity. A celluloid substitute which will not bora has been made from this use ful vegetable, according to aduxa Uom "Pshaw P "" taid Sam. He smiled at her through his spectacles. Sam was too tired usually to show enthusiasm, but he allowed Fanny to have her way. "I'd like to get some of her trade," he .added. "She just about keeps Banks go ing." But Fanny was a thousand miles above the grocery store just then sailing in the ether of her own imagination. This was on Thursday. Next Thurs day til Woman's Club called a special meeting and elected Fanny Wheeler as secretary. There was a whisper that Mrs. Frederic Scott Dibble had suggest ed this. "Oh, Sam 1 This is a step for ward, indeed," Fanny sighed happily. "Yon bet Mrs. Dibble's housekeeper "phoned in a f 13 order this morning," re plied Sam. But Fanny did not hear him. When two weeks later Mrs. Dibble in vited the Woman's Club to a luncheon at Green Flat Fanny went in a new gown that made her look at once young, unsophisticated, and refined. Fanny was amazingly pretty, with lots of animation. Life began to be a feverish delusion once more her study of music She was homesick, but not for long; for soon as in high school she was the leader in all affairs. She loved her work and prac tice was like play to her. On each of the different holidays she was invited to the home of some friend. Her 'roommate claimed her at Christ mas. Jean had planned to go home at this time, but as she had no examina tions at midyear and would have a longer vacation then, Christmas recess foundiier at Alice Fones'. It wat the custom of the alumni as sociation to which Alice belonged to hold reunion on New Year's eve. This year it was to be a masquerade banquet The girls had great fun planning and making their costumes. Alice dressed as a nurse and Jean made a charming milkmaid. The grand march wat led by Uncle Sara and Miss old and; disagreeable. "Ah, here you be," said old Mr. Shad, and be looked down at her with his twinkling blue eyes, "I want some tur key red calico to take hum to the old woman." ' "In just a minute, Mr. Shad," Loie said. She deftly wrapped doieo small articles into a neat parcel and tied it and shoved it across the counter to a dingy woman who had a roll vf bills as big as Loie's wrist. The sight of so much money made the girl sigh. If the had it she would send ber mother to a sanatorium for treatment the would "Now, Mr. Shad."- She faced him pleasantly. "Turkey red calico, you said ?" She hoisted a big piece f rpm the shelf to the counter. Mr. Shad began to consider H. He held it up to the light he whistled under his breath, he asked twenty-nine ques tions concerning it He. was taking a lot of time. Three timet Mr. Former cast critical eye at Loie, three times Land of Japan. It it called "Sstolite," being the invention of Prof. 8. Sato, and is pro duced by coagulating the gluclne of soya bean with formaline. A company has been formed and will build a factory in Tokio, from which production will begin next autumn. Feet-Fewer awing. The motion of the pore swing diet down quickly alter it hat been started on its beck-and-forth movement and has to be started all over again. With a new design of swing when has been patented recently, the essential move ment is imported by a gentle movement of tit foot as II reposes on til rest The invention particularly relates to swings which art suspended by means of flexible connections such at chains from til overhead support the object bring to provide a swing ef this nature, the awscoMat of which snajr be saaiUv for Fanny. She worshipped wealth and the things of wealth. She looked upon Mrs. Dibble as being beloved of for tune, to be at once respected and rever ed. Her own life and pleasures dwin dled as Mrs. Dibble expanded before her. She would have laid down her best frock for the great lady to walk upon. Mrs. Dibble without doubt had taken an immense fancy to Fanny. She found in Fanny's exuberant youth and joyous beauty an exhilaration that was benefi cial as well as delightful. It seemed she could not have enough of It. She began to take Fanny out in her ear, to ask her to the house, to call upon her. Soon Fanny found her whole time engaged. She fretted if she did not hear from Mrs. Dibble and anxiously imagined that shet had fallen from grace. When she did hear she was too excited to attend to minor matters. She neglected her housework. Many a night Sam came home to get his own supper. "I've been with Mrs. Dibble all after noon," Fanny would say, "and I'm tired Liberty. Jean's partner at the table was a farmer a strong-looking youth with large straw hat, blue checked overalls, tan shirt with sleeves rolled up, show ing arms from which the summer's tan had not yet worn off. Each triedto identify their friends behind achof the masks. Believing that no one knew her, Jean talked freely of her home and high school doings. Her farmer boy was very much inter ested and asked many questions. In fact they conversed so steadily that Alice's attention was called that way and the felt glad that her guest was enjoying herself so well. After the last course had been served and finished and they had unmasked, Jean wat kept busy as Alice introduced tier to this and that friend. Jean wat eager to know her partner. "And." said Alice. "Mist Gray, this Lucky Girl the little bell that called a clerk rang, and once he came by and spoke to her sharply. "Most through there, Mist Glyn?" Loie wat beginning to be scarlet bat she knew it was useless to try to hurry old Mr. Shad. She stood patiently an swering hit questions and showing him more turkey red calico. Ella Landis, slipping behind her, pinched her. "Morgan Wright and his mother have come in and I'm going to wait on them. Don't you wish you were me?" she whis pered. Across the crowd Loie could tec Mor gan Wright's beautifully tailored shoul ders and hit mother's sable furs. Sh drew on quick breath, then became calm again. She was a fool to let the rght of him ttir her tike this. There was more than the counter between them. And though they had been in the same set and he had appeared to be par tial to her, that was three yean ago, when her father wat living and she had Popular and quickly controlled by the occupant The structure it simple, inexpensive and durable, and very slight move ment ef the foot keeps the seat in mo tion. eadllght for eirgeeaa, Quite a radical revolution hat been mad in the matter of illumination, for it hat been found to be much more eco nomical to have small, lew-powered lamp in the immediat vicinity of the work and 1 much superior to a number of high-powered lamps scattered around in the remote ditanoe. By the latter system much useful en ergy is lost, while by the former it it conserved. Following this out nearly all modern machines havt fac. lilies for mounting small lamps at convenient places about it and in this line it the headlight designed for surgeons, dentists u4 otiur oi similar vocation. ' and headachy. I don't care for supper. We had cakes and Ices. Oh, get any thing yoa Ulct I Only let me alone." Once Sam attempted to get further information. - "What did I do? I played bridge with her. She always wins. She's to clever at cards. Oh, I wrote a few letters for her, too. Her social secretary failed to please Mrs. Dibble objected to her per -sonality and so dismissed heft"" She it expecting another secretary In a few days. Until she arrives I have offered my service, to Mrs. Dibble, She will send her ear for ana at 10 JO each morning. I shall lunch with her and re- turn at 4. Oh. Sam, Isn't it wonderful?" "Hum 1" sneered Sara. "How much will you get for it?" Fanny flushed. "Sam Wheeler, you degrade friendship when you get a com- mercial value upon it in this way. The word pay has never passed between Mrs. Dibble and me. It is the last thing t think of. I'm only happy to be of serv- ice to her." i etrr date president, Mr. Allytt "Mitt Fones," called someone from the hall way, "is wanted at the 'phone." "Alt right Jean; 111 leave yon with your farmer 'boy.'" "It teems to be your fate to entertain me, Mr. Allyn, doesn't it?" " Tit a welcome chance,' I can as sure you. How do you like it here?" Jean was radiant as she talked. "It's lovely and I'm having a good time at Alice's. Her people; are so like my own. But I do miss our New England bills and stones of course, I mean rocks." "Yes, mother telll ef my arrival here as a small chap, how that about the first thing 1 said was t "Gee, dad, where am I going to tilde down hill?" "Then yoa used to live in the East?" Robert wat amused. v"Yes, until I. had some chance. She was only a shop girl now, while Morgan was lifting the Wright name higher than ever with that wonderful inherited ability of his. When presently Morgan and his mother approached her she kept her eyes upoa the calico and pretended not to tec them. At that moment old Mr. Shad cam to a decision. "Wa'ai, tettle git," be drawled in kit loud voice, "I'll take half a yard of that there. Ellsa just wanted 'nough to fin 1th out them blocks she's piecing. And here's something to pay you for your trouble,' H laid box on the counter befof her. "If t just one of them young Plymouth Rock roosters that Eliza dressed for ye. Sh said she knew I bothered y food deal and ye was de terring ef tome return. But I'll ten ye right now I'd never come into this here shebang if it wasn't fer you and yer kind little ways." Loie gasped. Her face was. like a peony. The whole store had beard and Science Th tight I mounted en the forehead la tuck a petition that the rtyi from it are directed upon the work at hand. The current it supplied from batteries se cured (M the felt (H 8 treats Flew CbeeB. In the irrigation districts th water is held very valuable, especially where the supply it snort or lets limited and un certain In it delivery. In these districts the construction of a permanent dam by one man it regarded at -a serious In fringement of th water rights of all those who may be located on th stream below, and it at one resented by them. Il has been discovered that th water may be sufficiently barked up to greatly increase its efficiency at it ptstet along by a dam of pliant ropes, which can not he objected to by th land owners along th lower stream. This new system hat been rctou tried with great success Sam rubbed his chin thoughtfully. "I've heard of such things," he said in his fow voice. "What things?" Fanny's tone had an edge. v Sam sighed and shook his head. "Nev "' what But it's all right, Fan- 'd. For ten days Panny was completely at Mrs. Dibble's beck and call. Every aft- emoon she came, home tired and peev- Ith. Every morning she overslept, while Sara rummaged the larder for his soli- tary breakfast But Sam was silent, Sometimes, however, Fanny caught him looking at her in a way that made her more irritable than she was. Two days later Fanny came home at noon. She walked into the house, sur- prising Sam, who tat drinking cold tea nd eating bread and butter and ham, hich be had brought boiled and tliced ,rom M oyrn "' "'"' ler he car," he remarked, glancing up. "Forgot anything? Going right back?" Fanny shook her head, started to take By Joella was seven years old I lived at C ." In excitement Jean asked: "Is your first aame Robert?" - "Yes, and I am the blacksmith's boy that you played with. Mother used to tell me about you and I remember Granite Lake; so when you told me about your home I thought I knew you and I wat ture when -Alice called you Jean" "Two more couples," called the lead er. "Come Jean, you and Robert join us," said Alice. So they were too lost In the set, and had no other opportunity of fur ther renewing acquaintances that even ing. But before leaving Robert had ob tained permission to call the following day. That night Jean learned from Alice By Elsie teen. Mr. Former wat glaring. She wanted to hide under the counter, away from all those eyes, and especially that coldly bright smile of Morgan Wright's mother. . Ella 'Landis was having a spasm of giggling at th Cash register. Oh, it wat awful I And yet somehow, when sh looked up into the old man's face she was touched. He wat evident ly waiting for her to say something kind and she said it Her voice came low, but dear and very tweet. "Thank you, Mr. Shad. And please tell Mrs. Shad that I thank her, too. I'm only too glad to wait upoa you at any time." And then something unbelievable hap pened. Morgan Wright put his cor rectly utstered arm about Mr. Shad's mangy fur shoulders and drew all the attention to himself by to doing. "Hel lo, Ebeneter I" he cried. "How are you? And how'tthe good wife? When you get time corns- over to the office and I'll look up that little matter for you that we've been talking about f in California,, where th inventor Irres. Several anchor lines art stretched across the stream and tecurtd by tome tuitabl means, a number of small pliant ropet art secured to tlies and their ends allowed to float at will in the passing water with th result that these, float ing linet after sufficient resistance for the water to back it up to a considera ble degree, . 0 v Llfe-Barlng Skirt If you should set a damsel strolling th beach with a tla-iuch skirt don't hastily conclude that th lady It part of i beach ballet. The abbreviated garment may be on of the new life-saving skirtt which havt just been invented. The skirt it made of a fabric which It capable of holding air, and it has a tube attachment by which it may be readily inflated when tlicr is a call for its acrvuea. f By A. Scientist voff her hat, then sat down at the table and burst into tears. "Great Scott, Fan!" Sam sprung tip and got her into-hit arms. She leaned against him sobbing. "I've been so misused,1 the said. "I got two letters mixed and the called me an an ignoramus. And the honse keeepr says that's the way the always talked to her tecretary. I let her un derstand that I was no secretary. I wasn't getting a cent of pay. I Just did it to favor her. And then I came home, Oh, Sara!" "What, dearie r "I ought to havt known better. It served me r'ght I thought the wat what she teemed, and she's Just a hor rid old, temper woman, for all her money. I've I've put up with every thing these last ten days just to keep la with her, and now" "Never mind," said Sons, "You've got me left" Fanny flung her arms about hit seek, "Thank heaven for that I" she cried. Johnson how Robert had been in her class at school and was then studying at Yale, Robert and Jean made much of the remaining days before they must ge) back to college. They went sleigh ing and skating, and it was white they were resting at a skating party on the evening before Jean must go that Rob ert asked: "Jean, do you remember how we used to play house? Do pots remember our secret ?" "Yes, what don't kids imagine 1 1 know my cousin's little boy is always snaking believe." "But, Jean, I love you and would Hie to have our childhood dream coae true. Could you love me, Jean?" Jean was very happy at she answered! "Yes, Robert and do you know I have often wondered why I cared for no em especially? I know How that my heart was keeping our secret." Endicott "I will Morg, I will, m come now," said Mr. Shad. "Never mind the cali ker, lectle gal. I'll be back for it later.' As he followed Morgan away Lot heard him say, "Ain't she a wonder, that leetle gal ?" And Morgan answered, "She sure is, Ebeneier." Mrs. Wright was leaning over the counter and her smile was something more than coldly bright "I know you're very busy. Miss Glyn," sh said, "but I just wnt to ask about your mother. I've been intending to call for some time, but you know how rushed I am. However, Morgan and I will be round tomorrow afternoon to take "you both motoring. The air will do your mother good;' You can be ready at ear ly at 2 o'clock." Laie never knew what she said. She felt as If the were asleep until Ella Landis spoke in her ear. "You lucky girir said Ella Land Jealously. Th skirt ordinarily' hang about the waist of tli wearer, but when Inflated th lower portion may be secured under the armpits to at to b most effective in supporting ill burden. Making Fleer Safe. The ironwork platet of many fac tory floors are apt to beeom slippery and unsafe, and to obviate this powder ed sal ammoniac it used at a corroding , agent . A small quantity It mixed thoroughly with a large quantity of fin sand, and this mixture it sprinkled over the floor to that all parts are covered. The surface is dampened with a Water ing can and Irft to lie over a week-end, or even over -night. The sand it then swept up, tnd the ruit coating formed bp the treatment i found to last for several weeks, titer which lie process is repeat (4.