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Billy frowned down Into the bowl
of bis stubby pipe, while the girl
watched him solicitously.
"But may be/* she encouraged, I J8^8
Is not as bad as you think."
"Bad!" exclaimed Billy wrathfully,
"why where would I be, If dad mar
ried again? Do you think he would
put me through college and start me
out on my career, if he were Interest
ed in a new establishment of his own?
No, indeedy, his second wife would
take my place, and my coming wife's
place, in the home. The thing to do,
Bess, is to stop the affair In the bud.
After a while It wIU be too late. Dad
doesn't realize yet, thai he's really In
love with the girl/*
"Perhaps," suggested Miss Blakes
lee. "he isn't"
"Oh! No!" Billy sarcastically re
sponded. "Then why does he spend
every spare,moment of his time In her
company? Biding for hours with her
in the park, glowering at a fellow if
he interrupts a"seance at ^the office.
Dad was never like that with any of
his other stenographers. And this one
Is a doll, you must admit that, Bess.
You've seen her?"
Bess nodded her head. "When you
pointed her out to me. II don't like
The boy smiled shrewdly. "Schem
ing looking?" he asked.
"Thafs what I thought."
"Dad has quite a bit of money. Some
of it ought to come to me, but will
It if he has a'second wife? You know,
Peaches, that you and I are going to
be married some day, just as soon as
the little doctor's shmgle Is over my
door and"he threw out his hands
despairingly"that's why I want to
stop this fool affair of dad's."
The girl flushed, avoiding his
eager eyes. 'That 'some day' of yours
is far away, Billy," she said.
Not so far away as you think, per-
haps," he replied. "Bess" his voice
coaxed her, "you don't want to see
my future wrecked, do you?all my
beautiful plans gone to the dogs?
Somebody's got to interfere. Dad will
not listen to me, won't you go to
i_y the girl gasped, astonished.
"Yes," he nodded quickly. "Tou
could make him see things as no one
else could. You've such a way with
"Billy, Billy!" smiledTthe girl, but
her eyes regarded him thoughtfully.
"It's mother's money," said the boy
defiantly. "I ought to have It."
"I wish that I could help you*
she spoke slowly.
"You can, you can," cried Billy Ju
bilantly. "You've the most wonderful
pleading eyes in the world."
"Have I?" asked the girl. She arose
Impulsively. "We shall see," she
"TO run you down to the office,"
Billy excitedly agreed, "and leave you
just around the comer. Send in your
card. Dad's heard enough about you,
even if you*ve never met Dwell
strongly upon my career, Bess, and
how we've counted upon, coming home
The girl laughed softly. "You, boy,"
Tin twenty-one^ he declared, "and
older than you, child, If you have an
The Infectious enthusiasm which
had sent Miss Blakeslee forth on her
mission 'as Intercessor died suddenly
as she awaited her lover's father.
"Why on earth had she come, and now
that she was here what should she
The young woman who haughtily
took, the card from her trembling
fingers was the dread charmer whom
Billy feared. What influence could
one have against the fascination of
such tenderly curling hair or crimson
lips? Bess sighed, and tried" vainly
to compose an Introductory speech.
She had just got as far as "Mr. Pow
ers, I am here In the Interest of your
son," when the charmer beckoned, and
she found herself In the presence of
a gravely smiling man, whose hand
was outstretched toward her.
"I am glad," he said, "to meet Bray's
friend." And then all at once the set
speech vanished, and Bess sitting in
the wide office chair, was joining inter
estedly in a conversation touching
upon golf, automobiles and sailing.
Billy's father was so much younger
and better looking than she had ex
pected that she could sympathise more
In the feelings of the blonde stenog
rapher, perhaps after all. Iter's was
not merely a mercenary affair.
There was a certain movie actor, with
whitening hair about the temples,
who much resembled Billy's father.
The thought of this actor's many trou
bled love affairs brought Bess ab
ruptly looking back to the purpose of
her present visit, but how to start the
"Billy," she began tentatively, "takes
me much into his confidence. He is
terribly anxious to get through col
lege and begin the practice of medi
cine. He has so counted upon start
ing In his own homeyour home,"
She paused lamely, then leaned for*
ward with sudden confidence, "and ho
has been so worried for fear you may
marry and spoil his career. But of
course you would never do that ft
man of your age must live his Ufa,
This is Bfflys chance, Billy's time
turn, and joy,
"Love?" repeated the man quickly,
"and you are my son's mediator? Can
Jt be possible, then, that you are also
interested in Billy's career?"
The hot blood rushed furiously to
the girl's face, as she sat beneath his
searching gaze. "I want Billy to be
happy." she* stammered.
"And I "want to be happy," the man
answered impatiently. "I do not agree
with you that my life has been lived."
Billy's father smiled a strangely win
ning, pathetic sort of smile. "The
past has been none too happy," he
said. "I am hoping that the best is
yet to come. So I make no false prom
Yon may tell my son that from
me little intercessor."
She looked back, vaguely troubled,
as he bade bet good afternoon, at the
elevator door. Later, as Billy drove
her home through the park, they, came
upon the big Powers' auto, stationary,
near a wide sweep of meadow. Billy's
father was In the front seat, and be
side him the pretty stenographer. Bess
glanced up sharply at Billy's mutter
ed ejaculation, and she fancied the
trace of a smile as his father's eyes
"Darn the luck!" cried the boy de
jectedly, "if you couldn't make him
see the folly of this thing, Peaches,
somebody's got to talk to the girl."
"I don't" she told him.
"All right" answered Billy de-ten
minedly. "then 1 will."
Bess came upon the two not long
after that In her favorite tea room.
Billy's father was talking earnestly,
rapidly, while the girl listened silent
ly attentive. Bess seemed to Imme
diately lose her appetite for luncheon
It was all so hopeless for Billy.
And presently, when the little stenog
rapher had smilingly left him, Mr.
Powers cam* over to her table.
"Well," he asked pleasantly, "how
are affairs and Billy?" And when
he offered to drive her home Bess de
cided to accept and taking advantage
of the time, to make a final plea. But
Billy's father proved such an agree
able companion that she abandoned
her plan on the way, and gave her
self up to the enjoyment of the hour.
After all it was hard that a man so
congenial and Jklnd must spend his
days alone In a great vacant house.
Of course there would be Billy, and
later, Billy's wife, but the more Bess
thought about itwell, strange to say,
the more her heart ached for the fa
Billy, too, grew morbid dis
traught She couldn't quite make him
out. For hours he would sit pull
lag away on that ill-smelling pipe, only
to jump up suddenly and rush away.
She supposed he was realizing the dis
couragement of the situation. Often
er, and still oftener she met Billy's
father hi company with the blonde
siren. And vhen he would leave the
girl to come over and speak to Bess,
a pleased light seemed to linger In his
eyes. Then, one never-to-be-forgotten
night came Billy's voice over the tele
phone wire, and when he had finished
speaking, Bess sat there dazed and
white. She smiled presently, a queer
twisted smile at the heartless selfish
"Bess," he said, "you take the mes
sage to father."
She, of all people, to take the mes
sagebut she went The maid had
sent her in to the big fire-lighted room
unannounced. So, for quite a time
Billy's father did not hear her he
bent absorbed over a photograph, and
there was in his eyes the "light of
dreams." Though she could not see
the pictured face, Bess discerned the
outline of a girlish figure, and she
trembled at the pain she must in
"Mr. Powers," she said at last In
an instant he was on his feet
"Your he murmured unbeliev
"I've a message," Bess began breath
lessly,, "a message that will hurt It's
from Billy." The man waited.
"Yes?" he said.
"Billy is married. She rushed on:
"He was married tonight to the stenog
rapheryour stenographer. It seems
she tells him she has never loved you
and she has learned to Jove him. So
it was her suggestion, not his, that
they marry quickly, and tell you after-
ward." Bessie's voice broke.' "Oh!
rm so sorry for you," she said,
Billy's father spoke up very quick
ly. "It was foolish of Billy, of course,"
he said, "but why should you be sorry
Bessie's eyas widened. "Because
you loved her." said the girl, "it was
she whom Biny feared you would
The man stood looking down upon
her. "I think 111 explain to you," ho
said, "what I never troubled to ex
plain to Billy. I am writing a book.
TnV stenographer took my dictation.
Sometimes it was absolutely neces
sary for me to get away to the soli
tudes from every creature, In order to
think. She went with me, and wrote.
Thafs all. As for love and marriage
thought until*' I never had a thought until' he
smiled his tender quizzical smile "nn-
til you came into my office that day
There was a moment of vibrant si
lence, then Bess pointed to the pho
tograph. "And that?" she asked, He
placed It to her hand her own face
smiled back at her.
"ft was my only comfort** be told
her. "I found the picture in Billy's
Quickly he raised her face
to his, searching It long with eager
eyes. Then suddenly, closely, he
clasped her to him. "Oh! dear girl,"
he saM, "ten me that my life has sot
been lived, that the best is yet to
Badiantly Baas smiled up at Mss.
-And wen give Billy Me career, toe/
THE TOMAHAWK, WHITE EARTH. MINN.
It PEOPLE I
COMMANDS FIGHTING MARINES
Brig. Gen. James G. Harbord, tem
porarily in command of the marines
that are teaching the Germans In
France .something about American
fighting,'Is well known as a real sol
dier, a fighter who entered the army as
a private and fought his way up
through the ranks to the high position
be now holds.
General Harbord was placed In
command of the marines by General
Pershing until a general officer of ma
rines is appointed to supreme com
mand of the soldiers of tha sea to
succeed Brig. Gen. Charles A. Doyen,
found physically disqualified for serv
ice at the front.
Cutneral Harbord, n: commander
of the marines at the "front of the
front," is right in his element, officers
on duty say. Born in Illinois, he was
graduated from the Kansas State Agri
cultural college and then gave up his
career as farmer to shoulder a gun.
He enlisted at the age of twenty years in the infantry and rose rapidly, later
in the cavalry.
Harbord fought in the Spanish-American war and served 12 years In
the Philippines. He went to Mexico with Pershing and then went with
Pershing to France, serving there as chief of staff of the American forces
until put in charge of the marine.*.
JUSTIN GODART, NOTED FRENCHMAN
Justin Godart member of the
French parliament from Lyon, and
until recently Secretary of state for
the sanitary service of the war depart
ment, who was sent to the United
States by Ids government primarily
to convey the thanks of France to the
Bed Cross, the Y. C. A. and other
organizations, is a lawyer and received
his LL.D. at the University of Lyon.
He specialized before the war in the
study of sociology.
The city of Lyon sent him as its
representative to the house of deputies
in 1006. There, as a member of the
high commission of labor, he proved
himself to be a progressive leader in
the framing of laws improving the
conditions of labor.
When the war broke out he had
just been elected vice president of the
house of deputies. He joined the army
at once as a hospital orderly in the
same service of which he was later to
become chief. He organized the medical service on the French front, in the
French expeditionary force in Italy and also in the French army in SalonlkL
The French front M. Godart visited constantly. There Is not an ambulance,
not an advanced first-aid post from Flanders to Alsace which he has not
personally visited, often under circumstances involving great risk. He won
the war cross at Craonne in July, 1017, while visiting advanced posts under
WHO IS VON RINTELEN?
Capt Franz von Blntelen, alias
Hansen, alias Gasche, alias Gates, etc.,
leader of the German bomb plotters In
the United States, and for whom the
German government is trying to ex
change an American prisoner of war,
wae said, when a captive in England
three years ago, to b'e the Duke Adolph
of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, a relative of
the German emperor. At the time of
his trial in New York there also were
persistent reports that he bore a
much closer relationship to the em
peror, but one which was not officially
Von Rfntelen and ten other plot
ters were convicted last February of
attempting to blow up American ships
and Were sentenced to Atlanta peniten
tiary for a year and a half and fined
One of the most prominent mem
bers of the German war party, at the
head of which was the crown prince,
Frederick William, was Von Blntelen, the intimate of the emperor and Prince
Henry of Prussia. He was tor years a high official of the Deutsches bank.
His wife, member of a wealthy Berlin family named Kauffman, is one of the
society leaders of Berlin. She has been prominent in tire work of the Ger-
man Bed Cross and is said to have been cognisant of her husband's dangerous
mission to the United States.
NEWBERRY IN SERVICE AGAIN
Truman Handy Newberry, the
wealthy Detroit business man whom
President Roosevelt made assistant
secretary of the navy, is again in the
service of his country, working 10 or
12 hours a day, and at least half that
long on Sunday, at a desk in a fourth
floor office at 280 Broadway, New
York, headquarters of the Third naval
The annual saury of a lieutenant
commander of the United States naval
reserve force, which Is the rank Mr.
Newberry holds, is less than the
monthly dividend he gets from almost
any one of his numerous Industries in
Michigan. The work Is hard the
As principal assistant to the com
mander of the Third naval district for
the management of the naval reserve
forces, Lieutenant Commander New
berry has charge of the work In a
stretch of country extending from
Barnegat, N. J to New London, Conn., and reaching north to Lake Erie, and
Including the port of New York and the New York navy yard. As aid to Rear
Admiral Usher, commander of the,district he serves under officers who, a
decade ago, looked to him, as head of the navy department for their orders,
And Lieutenant Commander Newberry likes It He Ukes It so much that
to the year or more that he has beam on duty here he has been out of New
Terh only ems day, aad then on trip of inspection through his district
THE RED CROSS
feeds and clothes
tions In time of
THE RED CROSS
is. caring for
In France. 00,000
What the American
Red Cross Is Doing
THE RED CROSS has organized fifty
base hospital units, nineteen of
which are now seeing service in
France. In ten others, the nursing
personnel has been supplied by the
THE RED CROSS has Instituted a
rolling canteen service back of the
American lines. The canteen pro
vides coffee, sandwiches and other
THE RED CROSS
has opened a
THE RED CROSS
to provide the
entire supply of
splints for the
THE RED CROSS
will furnish the
entire supply of
use tn surgical
THE RED CROSS has established
movable factories for the manufac
ture of artificial Ice for our soldiers
during the summer months.
fHE RED CROSS Is prepared to care
for any American soldier who may
return from the war a prey to tuber
culosis or maimed or blind.
THE RED CROSS will send food par
cels to American prisoners In Ger
many. Each parcel contains meat,
butter, sugar. Jam, coffee, tea, salt,
rice and dried fruit.
The sweater, having Inspired all
sorts of sweater coats and sport coots
for the benefit of those who like to
combine smartness with uniformity In
dress, has Improved its own original
conception. In the new models now
being manufactured of sweaters pure
and simple we discover garments more
trim and more carefully planned $han
in the time-honored old original. Much
more attention Is given to the details
of finishing, and even the utility sweat
er makes a feature of color. Any
number of gay shades, as bright as
field flowers, enliven outdoor beck
Many women knit their own sweat
ers and sweater-coats, but these hand
made garments are few by comparison
with those knitted by machinery. And
designers of machine knitted garments
have shown themselves amazlngiy clev
er in turning out sweaters that are
almost replicas of those knitted by
band. They are responsible for the
best of new models and the Introduc
tion of novel decorative features that
make them Interesting. Recently they
have Introduced caps to matchIn the
case of utilityto be worn In keen au
tumn days or whenever wind and cold
make a hat not practical.
In the picture, at the left a sweater
coat is shown In light color bordered
with white. The range- of colors In
cludes turquoise, orchid, rose, citron,
gold, emerald, amethyst etc. and less
unusual shades that have come to be
recognised as sweater shades. The
picture tells the story of this model in
every detail, simple snd effective de
signing, attractive color combination
with substantial wearing qualities snd
At the right a model In flag bias with
THE RED CROSS Is the link between
the American people and the Ameri
can Dreadnaughts. It is tlie official
agency through whicli gifts from tbo
people can be made to the Navy.
THE RED CROSS is enlisting more
than one thousand volunteer nurses
month, and is training them for
work in the field. It sends them to
the army fullfc trained and equipped.
TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF
FRANCE AND BELGIUM.
The Red Cross Has Sought
To conserve the sick and wound
ed among its defenders.
To conserve the health and spir
it of the troops.
To conserve the households
which are maintaining the
culture of the soil and the fab
ric of self-government in the
To conserve the coming genera
tion by Its backing of three
score children's colonies.
To conserve the children by
maintaining villages for sever
al thousand of these little
To conserve the refugees by
health centers and tuberculo
us sis prevention.
To conserve home and commu*
I nlty life.
THE RED CROSS
five base hospl-
tal units for the
cians, nurses and
THE RED CROSS
will help the
families of our
enlisted men to
THE RED CROS*
will supply warm
garments, I I
for the wounded,
THE RED CROSS
will provide san
itary units to
keep a sharp eye
on the surround-
ings of the can
tonments so as
to ward off pos
THE RED CROSS will supply our
men when they are prisoners of war
with food, soap and cigarettes.
THE RED CROSS is building houses
in the cantonments where "rookies'*
will be provided with comforts and
pleasure during convalescence from
THE RED CROSS is constructing ft
chain of recreation huts In conjunc
tion with the base hospitals. To
each hospital it sends each month
800 books, 400 magazines and 2,500
The American Red Cross In more than a hundred ways Is rendering
service here and abroad that saves human lives and maintains the fighting
spirit of our allies. The Red Cross must always be financially prepared to
deal with the unexpected emergencies arising from war conditions. In these
emergencies Immediate relief is the only effective relief.
UtilitySweatersWith Caps to Match
white stripes Is of the slipover variety.
Its collar and cuffs are stripes with
white and it is adorably trim and
Ultra Smart Room.
An ultra smart living room has an
extra long davenport, with long, loose
seat cushions, two bolster-shaped end
pillows and three oblong upright back
pillows, as well as the frame up
holstery, all done in heavy brown
satin. At either end of this stands a
small lamp table. There are threw
chairs, one black lacquer, with an em
broidered panel and seat and one wal
nut-framed armchair, upholstered Is
tapestry. The other furnishings are
lacquered chest, a window seat, ono
framed portrait and voile curtain*
with fringed lambrequins.
After varnishing linoleum, which
will preserve It, try waxing It on top
of the varnish just as you would pot*
lsh a hardwood floor. About once ft
week wipe with clear water and ft
clean cloth and about once to two
weeks apply the floor wax, leaving It
to dry about twenty minutes, then pol
ish with a dry. soft doth. The wax
will brighten the linoleum and help to
Women to Award Pensions,
Young women "of good education*
and high purpose" are urged la an ap
peal by the British minister of pea
sions to volunteer In the work of
awarding pensions to disabled eeldtemy
from the battlefields la Prance.