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ERIAL STORY THE GIRL n n nrr II t UUl HIS TOWN By MARIE VAN VORST Illustrations by M. C. KETTNER Upjrlght, mo. by T Itubba-MorrlU Co.) 33 SYNOPSIS. Dan Rlalr, the 22-year-old son of the flfty-nnllllon-dollRr copper kins of Hlalr lown, Mont., la n. guest at the English :iiomo of Lady Calorey. Dan's father had ben courteous to Lord (Jaiorey during hitf visit to the United States and the courtesy Is now being returned to the young man. The youth has un Ic'eal girl in Ills mind. Ho meets I.ily. Duchess of Rreakwater. h beautiful widow, who Is nttrHCted ly Ida Immense fortune and takes a liking to l.er. When Dan was a Voy, n girl nans a solo at a church, and "he had never forgotten her. The Oa loreys, I,lly an-I Dan attend a London theater where ono Letty Lane Is tho star. Dan recognizes her as the girl from his town, and going behind the scenes Intro duces himself and sho remembers lilm. Ho learns that I'rlnco 1'onlotowsky Is uitor and escort to Letty. Lord Ga lorey nnd a friend named liuggles deter mine to protect the westerner from Lily and other fortune hunters. Young lilair goes to see Lily: ho can talk of nothing hut Letty and this angers the Duchess. Th westerner llnds Letty lii from hard work, but she recovers and liuggles and Dan invite her to supper. She asks Dan "to build a home for disappointed the atrical people. Dun visits Lily. CHAPTER XIII. Continued. "Hello, you," she nodded to Dan. "I am awfully sorry not to have shown up at five. Just pot jour note. Just got In at tho hotel; been out or town all day." Dan saw that none of the people In the, room was familiar to him, and that they were out of place in the pretty brocaded rest. Ono of them was a Jew, a small man with a glass eye, whose fixed stare rested on Miss Lane. lie had kept on his overcoat, nnd Ills derby hat hung on the back of this head. "Give Mr. Cohen the box, I logins." Miss Iano directed, and bending for ward, brought her small face close to thaplass, and her hands trembled as she handled the rouge stick. air. Cohen In one hand held a string of. pearls that fell through his fat tin Bers, as If eager to escape from them. Illggins obediently placed a small box In tils hand. "Take it and get out of here," she ordered Cohen. "Miss Lano has only got five minutes." Cohen turned the stub of hla cigar iniib mouth unpleasantly without tak IngXho trouble to remove It. "I'll take box," ho said rapidly, "and when 1 get Rood and ready I'll get out of here, but not before." "Now see here," Blair began, but Miss Lane, who had finished her task, motioned him to be quiet. j "Please go out, Mr. Blair." sho paid. "Please go out. Mr. Cohen la here on business and I really can't tee any body ju3t now." Uehind the Jew Illggins looked up at Dan and ho understood but he didn't heed her warning; nothing would have induced him to leave Let ty fane like this. "I'm not going, though. MIs3 Lane," he said frankly. "I've got an appoint ment with you and I'm going to stay." As he did so the other people in the room took form for him: a blind beg gar with a stick in his hand, and by his side a small child wrapped in a shawl. With relief Dan saw that Ponlotowsky was absent from the party. Cohen opened the box, took Its con tents out and held up the jewel. "This," he said, indicating a string of pearls, is all right, Miss Lane, and the eat-drops. The rest is no good. I'll lake or leave them, as you like." 6he was plainly annoyed and ex cited, and, as 'Illggins tried to laco her, moved from her dressing-table tohe sofa In a state of agitation. "Tako them or leave them, as yon like' she said, "but give me the money and go." The Jew took from his wallet a roll of tiank notes and counted them. "Six," ho began, but she waved him back. "Don't tell me how much It Is. I giont want to know." "Let the other lady count it," the Jew said. "I don't do business that way." Dan, who had laid down bis over coat end hat on a chair, came quickly forward, bis hands in his pockets, and standing In front of the Jew, ho said again: "Now you look here " Letty Lane threw tho nv V?y down on-the dressing-table. "Please," she cried to Dan, "let me have tho pleas ure of sending this man out of my room. You can, go, Cohen, and so m a hurry, too." The Jew stuffed the pearls in his pocket and went by Dan hurriedly, as though he feared the young man In tended to help him. Out Dan stopped him: "Before this deal goes through i wart jou to tell me why you ire " Mis Lane broke in: "My grocious Hervci..' 'r't I rveii soil my f- J els without being bossed? What busi ness 13 it of yours. Mr. Blair? Let the man go, and go all or you all of you. Illggins. send them out." The blind man and the child stirred, ton, at this outburst The little girl wore a mlserablo hat, a wreck of a hat, In which 6hook a feather like a broken mast. Tho rest of her gar ments seemed made of the elements or dirt and mud mere flags of dis tress, and the odor of the poor filled tho room: over tho perfume and scent and smell of stage properties, this miserable smell of stage properties, this miserable smell held Its own. "Come, Daddy," whispered tho child timidly, "come along." "Oh, no, not you, not you." Letty Lane said. Job Cohen crawled nut with ten thousand pounds' worth of pearte In his pockets, and as soon a3 tho door had closed tho actrces took up the toll of notes. "Come here," slie said to the child. "Now you can take jour father to the home I told you of. It is nice and comfortable they will treat hi3 oyes there." "Miss Lane Miss Lane!" called the page boy. "Never mind that," said the actress, "it Is a long wait this act. 1 don't go on yet." Illggins went to the door and open ed It and stood a moment, then dis appeared into the sldo scenes. Ietty Lane ruffled the pile of bank notes and without looking drew out two or thrcs bills, putting them Into "Take It and Get Out of tho child's hands. "Don't you lose them; stuff them down; this will keep you and your father for a couple ot years. Take care of it. You are quite rich now. Don't get robbed." Tho child tremblingly folded tho notes and hid them among her rags. The tears of happiness were strag gling over her face. She said finally, finding no placo to stow away her riches. "I expect I'd test put them in daddy's pocket." And Dan came to her aid; taking tho notes from her, he folded and put them Inside the clothes of the old beggar. "Miss Lane," said Higgles, who had come In, "It is time you went on." "I'll see your friends out of the theater," lilair offered. And as he did so, for tho first time she looked at him, and ho saw the fever In her bril liant eyes. "Thanks awfully." she accepted. "It 13 perfectly crazy to give them so much money at once. Will you look arter it llko a good boy and sec some thing or other about them?" lie thought of her, however, ard caught up a great f.oft shawl Ircm tho chair, wrapped It, around her tenderly, and sho flitted out, Hlgplns after her, leaving the res of the money scat tered on her dressing-table. "Come along." said Blair kindly to the two who stood awaiting bis orders with the docility of tho poor, the obedience of those who have no right to plan or suggest until told to move on. "Come. I'll see you home." And ho didn't leave them until he had taken them In a cab to thpir destina tion until h'i had persuaded the girl to let him have the money, look after It for her. come to see her the next day and tell her what to do. Then ho went back to tho theater and stood up In tho rear, for the house was crowded, to hear Letty sing. It was souvenir night; there were post-cards and little coral caps with feathers as bonbonnicres. They called her out before tho curtain a dozen times, and each time Dan want ed to cry "Mercy" for toer. He felt as though this little act bad estab lished a friendship between them; and his bands clenched as he thought or Ponlotowsky, and he tried to recall that ho was an engaged man. He had an idea that Letty Lane was looking for him through the petformance. She I finished in a storm or applause, and I flowers were strewn upon her, and Dan found himself, la spite of bis res (;ui:n. sofrg tr.ck nto the wine. This time two or three cards wer sent in. One by ono he saw tho visi tors refused, and Dan, without an; formality, himself knocked at Letty Lane's small door, which lligglni opened, looked back over her shoulder to glvo his namo to her mistress, and said to Dan confidently, "Walt, sir; just wait a bit." Her Hps were af fable. And in a few moments, to Dan's astonished delight, tho actress herself appeared, a big scarf over her head and her body enveloped in hei snowy cloak, and he understood wltt a leap of his heart that she had sin gled him out to take her homo. She went before him through the wings to the stage entrance, which he opened for her, and she passed out before him into the fog and tho mist For tho first time Blair followed he: through the crowd, which was a big ono on this night. On the one side waited the poor, who wished her many biasing, and on the other side hei admirers, whoso thoughts were quite different. Something of this flashed thronerh Dan's mind and in that mo ment he touched the serious part of life for the flr3t time. In Ix-tty Lane's motor, tho Email electric light lit over tnelr heads and tho flower vase empty, ho sat beside tho fragrant human creature who Ivondon adored, and knew his place would have been envied by many a man. "I took your friends to their placo all right." he told her, "and I'm going to see them myself tomorrow. 1 ad vised the girl not to got married tor Here," She Ordered Cohen. her money. Say, this rs awfully nice of you to let me take you home!" She seemed small In her corner. "You wero great tonight," Dan went on, "simply great! Wasn't the crowd crazy about you, though! How does it feel to stand there and bear them clap like a thunderstorm and call your name?" She replied with effort. "It was a nice audience, wasn't it? Oh, I don't knows how It feels. It is rather stimu lating. How's the other boy?" she asked abruptly, and when Dan had said that Buggies had left him alone In London, she turned and laughed a little. Dan asked her why she had sent for him today. "I'm mighty sorry I was out of town," ho said warmly. "Just "How Does' It Feel to Stand There and Hear Them Clap Like a Thun der Storm and Call Your Name?" to think you should have wanted me to do something for you and I didn't turn up. You know I would be glad to do anything. Wbat was It? Won't you tell mo what it was?" "The Jew did it for me." And Dan exclaimed: "It made me simply sick to see that animal In your room. I would have kicked him out If I hadn't thought that it would make an unpleasant scene for you. We have passed the Savoy." He looked out of the window, and Letty Lane replied: "1 told the driver to go to the Carl ton first." tTO HE CONTINUED.) Don't get acquainted too eAsily b cause It isn't to easy to get lu.'ao qualr.trd JUDICAL SCIENCE SAYS: By John Nelson Goltra, A. M M. D. DO YOUR DRINKING AT MEAL TIME. Tho time to drink water Is at meal time, rather than between meals. Drinking between periods of digestion Interferes with the stomach's natural rest. This very important principle is also overlooked and violated when we cat candies and fruits between meal3. Water is not believed to call into operation the activities of tho diges tive glands in the same way that all other liquids as well as solids do, but the disposal of water does undoubted ly erclto tho muscular movements ot the stomach. Wo need much water,- Largo amounts arc being constantly given off by evaporation from the skin, ex halation "by the lungs, and excretion through tho various organs. But we also take in great quantities of. water In ways we never think of. Bread, for instance, contains moisture in the proportion of about S9 per cent, for tho Vienna or French type, and 33 per cent, in homemado bread. In cooked meats the percentage of water ranges from 40 to CO, while in many vegeta bles and most fruits the water con tent is from 90 to 95 per cent. Still, wo need more, and tho desire to drink while eating is a physiologi cal as well as natural one. About the only restriction is that we must not make a 6lulce-box of our mouths, and use water as a conveyor to carry on food which we have not taken tlmo to masticate. There is practically no danger of our drinking enough at mcal-tlmo to "dilute the gastric juice," as has sometimes been declared. (Conyrlsht. 1911, by Joseph It. Bowles.) CLEAN SMALL RUGS AT HOME Vork Not Hard and Is a Saving of Expense Never Wash Them on the Floor. It is better to clean small rugs at home than to send them to profession al cleaners. Small rugs shouM be taken to the grass plot and there beaten well with a light whip or rug beater. Do not turn over and beat on tho wrong side, as that breaks tho rug. The beating on the surface brings the dirt to the top, and this should then be swept off, sweeping with the nap, not against it, as this wears out the rug. Also when lay ing large rugs lay them so that when they are swept it will always be with the nap. A badly soiled rug may be washed. Do not attempt to wash large rugs while on the floor. This method has been widely advertised and appeals to the housekeeper be cause she need not tako up her rugs, but the water soaks through and, hav ing no way of escaping, dries up, leaving a layer of mud between the warp, which gradually rots the threads, while tho carpet looks bright on top. After a rug has been well beaten the soiled parts may be washed out with a solution of soap bark or borax and water, using an ounce of bark to a gallon of water. Tho rugs are laid flat for this purpose, and If done carefully and the rugs then wiped off with n cloth wrung out of hot water, until dry, they will be clean and bright and in no wise injured by the washing. Clothes-Line Elevator. Set good, heavy posts for the ends, three feet in and three feet out of the ground. Have the posts neat and smooth so they will not soil the clothes if they should blow against Ihcm. Take a piece of Sxl lnch hard wood five feet long for the lever. Fasten to tho post near the top with a three-quarters-of-an-lnch bolt. Two feet next to the line and three feet for tho iever. A block holds tho lever In position while the clothes aro b Ing put on. A button hold3 the lever upright when the line is hoisted. It Is not necessary for the center post o be as heavy as the end onc3. Fillet of Deef. Take out the bone of the Joint isave for soup), make a deep incision between the meat and the "'flap'" which your butcher will skewer round the fillet. Fill this and tho hole left by taking out the bone with force meat or crumbs, chopped salt pork, chopped thyme and parsley, grated lemon peel, pepper, salt and the Juice of a lemon. Bind the fillet Into shape with tapes, cover the top with a paste of fine flour and water, bake twelve minutes to tho round, putting a cup ot boiling water into the pan. When don, pull off the paste, dredge with flour and baste well with butter. The meat should have been very freely basted while cooking. Dish the meat when brown ed; season and thicken tho gravy, boll up and pour Into a loaf. Cream of Deet Soup. Boil unpeeled beets until tender, crape them, chop fine and rub through a colander and proceed at with cream of spinach soup. This ii a proity as well as a good soup. 4kWILBUR P. "NESBIT VM and Theodore Castor and Tollux were famous of old, They were comp2ulons, as now we re call; Prominent people, forsooth, we are tola. Iut to each other they were "Cas" and Tol." Thy wero as chummy as chummy coulvS be, Traveled together with smiles on each face; Never a quarrel between them you se, Castor ho never got Pollux a place. Damon and Tythias they wero a pair Held as examples to all of tho youth; Children were told how this couple would eliaro Troubles and gladness alike, in all truth. Some people claim that tho talo 13 a myth. It is enshrouded in history's Bloom, Still we know this about Damon and I'yth.. Neither one framed for tho other a boom. David nnd Jonathan shepherd and prince They were renowned for tho friendship they had; Nothing liko it has been Jotted down blnce; Jonathan stuck to his friend 'gainst hla dad. They never flsrured when friendship must cease. Gossips with tlicm simply couldn't play hob: They wern as friendly as ever you please Jonathan never grot David a Job. Caesar and Ilrutus were friends for a while, Remus and Romulus once 'were a pair. Once at the stories of each they would mile, Each wore the toga the other would wear But llko the oft mentioned rift In the lute. Something occurred to give friendship a Jar polities entered with whisper and hoot; Room humped in boom, no, .you see, there you are. Once it was "Theodore," once It was "Will." O-ftura Jean Llbbey could phrase this somehow: She could provide it a titl to thrill: ("Bosom Friends Yesterday, Strangers, Though. Now.") David and Jonathan, Damon and Pyth. They kept the flower of friendship in bloom; This Is the rule they accomplished it with: Neither one passed to the other a boom. The Supld Thing. "Do you think the shortest route to a man's heart i3 through his stom ach?" asked Miss Gabby, as she pre pared to exhibit her skill -with tho chafing-dish to young Dr. Powders. "Oh, dear, no!" exclaimed tho young physician, swelling up "with the consciousness of his superior knowledge. "Tho shortest way to the heart is by way of an incision through tho left sub-clavial section of the tho racic parletles." Thus is cold science -wresting Cu pid's weapons one by one from tho hands of the fair sex. The Proud Man. IIo step3 alonir amonr the crowd, Ills head held hish. his vlsajfo rroud. For his thermometer's th bent It stands much lower than tho rest. A Page From Hietory. Cleopatra gave a glance of disgust at the writhing green serpent the snake-charmer brought her. "Take it hence!" she screamed, tap ping tho royal too upon the tcssclatcd pavement in regal rage. "Tako it hence, and fetch me some thing in a delicate sbado of brown, to match ray robes!" Thus are we fashion's slavc3, eveu In death. His Sentences. Editor Now, what wo want is a man who can put a long sentence in a few words. Applicant You'd better get Judge Sendemup. He does that right along. The Cause. "This bonnet makes my face too long," she said; the crafty thing. It was the prlccmark, not tho hat, that did the lengthening. Rebuked. Barber Bay rum, sir? Mr. Corntossel (sternly) I neier drink, young feller. i Ki2 N yYouil be deNV lighted with tha re- f suits of Calumet Baking Powder. No disappoints no flat, heavy, soggy biscuits, I j cake, or pastry. I I Just the lightest, daintiest, most I I uniformly raised and most deli cious food you ever ate. Jrj Reettfadhlchtrwar4WrMa yr j Pur reed EaeealUon, f f S CMMge. i tor. It' a woman is a clever actress the chances are that her husband will find, the chorus more interesting. No Offense. "I suppose you are afraid my vigor ous stylo would offend your read ers," said the discontented author. "No, I'm not," replied the editor. "The trouble is that nobody would read enough of it to get offended." OF COURSE. Mr. Stockson Bonds N'cah was a wonderful financier. Mr. Dustin Stax How so? Mr. Stockson BondsHe floated a stock company when everybody else was forced into Involuntary liquida tion. GRAND TO LIVE " And the Last Laugh Is Always the Best "Six months ago I would have laugh ed at the idea that there could be any thing better for a table beverage than coffee," writes an Ohio woman, "now I laugh to know there is. "Since childhood I drank coffee free ly as did the other members of the fam ily. The result was a puny, sickly girl; and as I grew into womanhood I did not gain in health, but was af flicted with heart trouble, a weak and disordered stomach, wrecked nerves, and a general breaking down till last winter, at the ago of 38, I seemed to bo on tho verge of consumption. "My friends greeted me with 'How bad you look! What a terrible color! and this was not very comforting. "The doctors and patent mcdiclnea did me absolutely no good. I was thor oughly discouraged. "Then I cavo up coffe and com menced Pofctum. At first I didn't like It, but after a few trials and following the directions c xartly, it was grand. It was refreshing and satisfying. la a couple of weeks I noticed a great change. "I became stronger, my brain grew clearer, I was not troubled with for getfulness as in coffee times, my power of enduranco was more thaa doubled. "The heart trouble and Indigestion, disappeared and my nerrcs becara steady and strong. "I began to take an interest In thing about me. Housework and home making became a pleasure. My friends, have marveled at the change and when they enquire what brought it about I answer 'Postum, and nothing else In the world.'" Name given by Tostum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read the little Rook, "The Road to Wellville.'Mnpkgs. "There's a reason." uppurm frt lm in ilm. Thy t anate, true, mmi fall mt hnmmm tatrrrat.