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THE EVENING TELEGRAM, LAKELAND. FLA., SATURDAY. AUG. 19, 1916
pi, "I e at nod seat ittti 111 itii . 14 mf W it ; i.'C y. ' br . 1 ores : at ; ta T" inn Lack efifi Kithe I Stairs Abrupt Meeting and A WhatllLedTo 0 clarissmkieJ mured lite va a windfall In the home L wayland. In the free rural box linnie rouna a letter a great-uncle or nera naa aiea ber a legacy, n was not legacy only S500 but It n enormous sum to LJnnle. hed the letter Into the bouse. her radiant countenance tne rere informed that something pened. kt excitement over, tne ques- se, What are you going to do Every one bad a different JB. One said. "You'd, better i milliner's shop: you're so i hat trimming." Another sug. trip. This probably -would be r chance Llnnle would ever seeing anything of the world. ;jestions were of all kinds. lactkal. some ridiculous. Lin- 1 the only one who proposed but she bad an idea of her te had seen traveling theatri- ipanles and had been seized lesire to distinguish herself as was plenty of time to consider for the division of her un- late was slow, ana it was a before she received her was hard for ber to realize small a bit of paper could so large an amount When Ived it her mind was made up, announced to her family and that she was going to New study for the stage. had been a hubbub about the Inle should spend her legacy. still more of a one now that decided upon a method of do- pose who advised her had no ice on which to base their rec- latlons. Ilowever. most of known of some country girl tried to make an entry Into eer who had either returned disappointed or had never re- all. But not one. bad ever rd of as even a mediocre ac- ut Llnnle argued that she. ouch money to enable her to some time without earning a would have a much better So to New York she went to be an actress. t hole in her $500 was made pre. The second and a lareer made by some lessons she In one who declared he could actress of her within a few But the few months passed found she had scarcely made ng. And yet her legacy was I gone. She tried to get an rut on what she knew, but f applications a deaf ear UUIH inn n .1 i. once, for net u . any encouraa,, tm the score of ou?maT,Lae;rrlTaDdwent "Little mother me "she thought about Halfway down the first flight of stair, her heel caught in a hole b? the the arms of a big young man who was comtag upsuirs carrying a phJe the plate was a large, juicy lamb chop and a fresh roll. p the Plate and landed on Linnie's muff. She sat down violently on the stairs, while the young man staggered to re gain his balance, succeeded and stared helplessly down at her. Tor Linnie had seized the chop and was eating it with little purring sounds of satisfaction while she tightly held the roll in her other hand. "Gracious!" he gasped. -What are you doing that fort" "I'm hungry." retorted Llnnle den antly. "i know you think I am per fectly dreadful, but-but it's awful to be hungry!" "Jove! What are you doing In this house-and hungry?" he demanded. Linnie explained. Her courage had all oozed out when she had grasped the lamb chop. Her face was suffused with burning blushes. She did not look at the face of the VOUns man Khn onuu nn I..-. I - o - wum uvi nave luiu you whether he was dark or fair. She only knew that his voice had a fa . miliar ring as he explained that he was merely taking the chop and roll up to i his pet dog. "What will you do?" asked Linnie, with downcast eyes. "Oh, get another chop," he said cheer fully. "Meanwhile take my advice and don't stay in this town any longer. Take your $9.30 and go home with It Home's the best place for you." "I said I wouldn't come back until I succeeded," protested Llnnle. He laughed Infectiously. "Rubbish! It takes more courage and grit to go home and face the folks and admit defeat than it does to strug gle on and starve to death. Go home." "I will," said Llnnle, holding out her hand. "Thank you for your advice." So they shook hands over It, and Lln nle decided that she would not write to her mother. She would appear there herself. Would not her homecoming be better than any letter? The young man crossed the hail and entered the large front room. A dog's joyful bark welcomed him, and Linnie heard him soothing the hungry boast "How horrid I've been! He must be disgusted with me," she thought as she packed her trunk before going to bed. The nest night she was safe at home In her mother's aims and repeating for the twentieth time her experiences in the great city. "How could I have left such a heav enly place as this?" sighed Linnie as she looked around the comfortable rooms and upon her beloved family. Months went by, and Linnie grew contented at home. Never more was she lured by the attractions of the stage, and she gave herself up to the jThe Girl at I j Clancy's BaUj She Had One Short Romance. : By CHARLES ALBERT WILLIAMS Copyright by Prank A. Munsar Co. John Harmon of the Morning Bulle tin Puffed abstractedly upon his cigar and gazed around the tumultuous hall. It was the night of Boss Clancy's balL The dancing floor was crowded with routing men and women. Girls of the shop and factory swayed and gyrated In the clasp of men. coarse featured and unintelligent uarmon roused from his contemn firm rf tVi. i r uuly scene and turned to his companion. Mowbray of the Re- was I mysteries of housekeeping and home 1 n.ii. e,rti orflnr flint the vil- UlU&lUg "II" om-u ' a period of lage gossips mntea tnui ummv a,- SOW CommanPAjl P and rags. The Door elrl land was eoing to be married f welf this and denied herself FT day cutting down her menu F 'here was nothine left but and milk. The siarht of eata- "ayed in the windows of res- made her all the hunsrrler. Pew if she yielded she would off the few dollars that re- Jo her. ncy in clothes troubled her w the shortage in food. If f Weeds like success, nothing Mure. Linnie's forlorn ap tadicated that bha wan nn of r9 failures and was hv no recommendation. When those applied for an engage- her tawdrv annaral thav Mt ear at once. f she opened the door of pearoom and nutwl mt inn lighted corridor of the too basement delicious edors "D, With mint afltwe. floated ait to taunt hungry Linnie. Jr0ted rooma and fnrnahd llect people, bat she requlr- "wra be paid weekly with F promptness. So Linnie p4 to keep the hall room "wais outside. oe needed thm dwindling 7 to keep a roof over her ia one can t "mnnd" Pan 1?. paying $7 per week to who had made a luncheon Keals that A.- ;, new Li u k- ;.and wondered if she dared tr egs she had bought on fjne that night jrJa't smeU a boiled egg," her door. -I shall try.! rSQt out a UMl k "weditto W. W On .blae flame she set a tiny J tesenuy into the boll- '"eoronnod """oij ate ww dou Wl nti dry accompani it h she ttant of home, f nome were brave enough. tr ot know that lo-lng eyes foment between the line, rjt money to her she in ff Itaiylng that she But marriage was far away rrom Linnie's thoughts. If ever she thought of a possible lover there came a strange throbbing In her breast and the memory of that moment on the stairs of the boarding house when she had eaten the lamD cnop unaer me , tonished gaze of the most attractive man in the world. "I wonder" she would murmur Ki,hinriT and then dream of a giant youth with a mellow voice and kindly It was one February day that Lin nie's dreams came true in the most un expected manner. ..... "I'm going for a walk, mother, she announced, putting ber head into the sitting room. . I "Very well, dear. If you're passing , Polly Smith's Just take her a glass of j currant jelly. She has been quite 8Ck. . a. u4 aMiar ' Linnie walked across iae u.u of snow, pausing now asd then to sUde over the shining surface. WSijUhJ house was at the end of the village 8tSme in!" sounded Polly's cracked voice, and Ltnnie entered. meet you again!' But Dn,rT,n tnat warm, ton' hand was closed in wtol.eBi grasp. Her mind dlzmy . - - Hicks, my father?' i V9." I studied medicine. Father has re- . .1.. nmHre. tired, and I've Utea " Tthey Ulked and Ji Polly B Zi T. young Isn't quite the prop doctor to do. .-d that Pony Smith aiw.,.----- , ner . Hicks first met his wire 1 But 8 Thev fe" and Lhinie n love that the stairs in Sam hicks sitting room. Vmt better. -"o". TT . . "aiu.0n rousea rrom his contempla- l turned of the 1 1 I , 8 8 Komg 10 Drek here to night let it come soon." he remarked. Mowbray shrugged Indifferently. A young girl, her face flushed from the last dance, hurried toward the re porters' table. She was a frail little creature of twenty, blue eyed and blond. Frequently as she approached she looked back and fluttered a fright ened glance at a man following her. "Excuse me," she said half breath lessly, halting before the newspaper men and addressing Harmon. "Help me out of this, please. This man has been annoying me wants me to dance with him. I'm afraid of him." "Sit down," Harmon said crisply. He faced her and affected a conver sation. The man came up presently and, pausing only to glare belligerently at Harmon, reached over and seized the girl's arm. "Never mind your dandy dude friend," he blurted; "spiel this with me." The girl drew bnck nnd shook her head. "Come on," the stranger insisted, re taining her arm. The girl made a sudden, violent movement and wrenched herself from his grasp. He leaned forward to clutch her, but Harmon caught his hand. "What's the use?' he remarked, laughing. "You can't make the girl dance. Don't insist You'll cause a scene." The stranger turned to Harmon, his mouth drawn into a menacing snarl. "Don't mix in this unless" no waved his hand threntenbigly. "Well, you don't want to be sorry, do you?" He became enraged at Harmon's cool glance. "Who are you, anyway?" he bawled. "Know who I am? I'm one of Clan cy's men." narnion smiled. "I'm not at all in terested in your pedigree," he said. "It seems to me you might let her alone in spite of it" A malignant light glowed in the stranger's eyes. "Say," he said, "I do things my own way." His voice rose to a shout "An this is my gal, see!" He placed his hands upon Harmon's shoulders. Before the reporter could rise from his chair he was hurled back ward, but he caught the edge of the table and escaped a nasty fall. With Hps compressed In an effort to control an outburst he scrambled to his feet and stood silent a moment considering what he might best do to avert the fellow's violence and yet as sist the girl. ne opened his lips to speak, but was Interrupted by the cry of "A fight!" which weut up from a nearby table. There was a scuffling of feet, and a group of eager eyed, expectant men and women gathered about them. Mow bray stepped between the two men. "Steady, John." be said. "This sort of thing is hardly" narmon felt a ringing blow upon his head, then suddenly he went blind and unconscious. Later, In the hospital, he opened his eyes wide and staring. He surrea un easily and rolled hla pounding head upon the pillows. Somewhat indistinctly he saw the many cots and heard the heavy breath ing of those about him. He was be wildered for a space, but sensations of dull, pulsating pain assured htm he was back In a real world. He wondered Just what had occur red, but contenting himself with the reflection that he would soon learn all from Mowbray, he fell asleep. He awoke In a world of sunshine and less pain. Save an occasional inter mittent numbness and throbbing at the temples he was comfortable. From the nurse who brought him breakfast he learned that it was almost midday- , "A young woman called to see you earty this morning." the nurse told hlm'as he handed her the tray. "A young woman?" be asked. The nurse nodded. "She said she'd be back." Young woman? Harmon was plung ed into perplexity by the incident and turned at once to the consideration of this new phase of bis adventure. Of the many young women of his ac nuaintacce he could think of none who mlcht call upon him in his present pre SS"ent One would doubtless , vb.lt him upon hearing of his pHgnt but she had left the city only vneeOng afternoon to visit her people in Chl- "Sough be abandoned the enigma after fruitless musings, it purred to 'fm eevera. time, a be lay glancing JSy over the morning newspapers. He was pleased to see that they had emitted any reference to the incident at the ball. For this he mutely thank ed Mowbray. In the evening as the lights were be ing switched on the nurs announced the return of his visitor. A few moments afterward she ap peared in the doorway. Harmon rec ognized her in one sweeping glance as she approached his cot the girl at the ball. "Well?" he said, repressing his as tonishment She looked timidly down at him. "You know me?" she asked In a frightened tone. He nodded and smiled to put her at her ease. There was an embarrassed pause. "I felt I ought to come and thank you," she broke in. He made a care less gesture. "Quite unavoidable, Miss" "Rogers Sadie Rogers," she prompt ed, a touch of color appearing in her thin, white cheeks. Harmon lifted his head and bowed an awkward acknowledgment "What happened to me?" he asked. "No one seemed to know anything about it" she explained, "except that you were hit with a bottle. They couldn't find out who did it I'm glad, anyway, nobody was arrested. I'd have gone, too, I suppose." Harmon nodded comprehension. "How did you find me?" he went on. "Your friend told me who you were and where they had taken you," she replied, smiling. She had been standing with her hands behind her as they chatted. Suddenly she made an impulsive little movement and thrust forth a small cluster of roses. "Will you take these? They help me say 'thanks,' " she said. Harmon looked at her In surprise and for the first time observed closely her appearance. There was no health in her cheeks, and she looked worn and weary. The cheap finery of the previous evening had vanished, and in its puce had come a coarse black skirt an ill fitting blue Jacket and a broad, flat hat that seemed to accentuate her pate, blue eyed wlstf ulness. "It's nice of you," he said at length. A queer little smile flashed across her face, and she placed the flowers in his hand. Sadie, faint voiced and diffident called at the hospital each day there after. Her visits were brief and un eventful. She remained for a few mo ments to exchange the usual common places with Harmon. Always, despite his protests, she brought a cluster of fresh roses. In the beginning Harmon had decid ed not to penult her to continue to see him, but she sounded a sympathetic note in his nature, and he found him self unable to send her away. Though she seemed a poor, pitiable bit of drift, she revealed traces of un cultivated Intelligence and refinement, and be became Interested in her. In the end he resolved to learn more about her and. If possible, to help her. "You are going home tomorrow?" she asked on the evening of the last day. "Not really home," he replied, luugh ing. "I hnll from the country." Her tired face brightened. "Indeed! I'm from up state myself." "You're all alone here?" he inquired. She nodded slowly. "Tell me about coming here every thing," he invited. She plucked at a Jacket button and seemed reluctant to answer, but after a moment said: "Well, father wasn't a much account man, so when mother died I hired out We had folks up from New York, and I heard so much about the city I thought it was a great place. So I came. "I'm not a fool'i she continued, with a dispirited smile. "Up in the country I went to school as long as I could, but when I got down here it didn't help me any. "What could I do? I didn't know anything about offices. I wasn't a type writer, and there wasn't much time to decide, so I went Into one of the big stores. "What I make just about goes round for room and meals and something to wear. Once In awhile there's a mov ing picture show. "Clancy's ball was free, so me and a couple of girls went there. But I'll know better next time. "You know, I'd like to do better, to learn something tbat'd help me. I tried night school, but I couldn't stand it after working ail day. And I can't learn from library books," she conclud ed, sighing. Harmon was Latent open every ex pression of her face. "Wouldn't it be better If yon married soon?" he asked. She shrugged ber shoulders wearily. "I've thought a lot about that" she said slowly, "and I don't think I can marry the kind o' men I meet" Harmon looked at her in thoughtful silence. "Suppose I could help you In a way." he said directly, "would you let me?" "How?" Her glance was quizzicaL "A young woman at one of the settle ments she's money and could help you that way. 8 he'd fix it so you'd have time to study. Later on you could get a place in an office, and then better things would be possible." Sadie's wistful blue eyes shone with sudden interest-: then she frowned ber doubt "You're sure she could do ItT He nodded. "Yes, she's soon to be married and give up her work, She'd be delighted." "She's going to marry you, maybe?" she asked, dropping her eyes. "Yes," he answered. Her voice fell to a whisper. "Oh, I see," she said. She bowed ber bead and stared at the floor. Then she raised her face and, smiling, extended her band. "Good by," she said. MANHATTAN SHIRT SALE From Friday, August 11th, up to and including Saturday, September 2nd, we will sell this well known brand of Shirts at the following prices: $1.50 Shirts at $1.15 $2.00 Shirts at $1.55 $3.50 and $4.00 Silk Shirts at $2.85 Your last chance to buy Manhattan $hirts at these prices. New Fall prices after September 2nd, will be $1.75 and up SSBBaaaavsaBaaaaaaanan p y -f Hub JOS. 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