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Short, Stories
Of Course He Had Her Left
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
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
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
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.
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
"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
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
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
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
"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
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
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-
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
"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
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, .
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.
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
"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."
"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,
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
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

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