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X > E L U
O F T 4E
P A IW O N
E T H EL HUESTON
I L I U S T U A T E P BY
by th» Hobt'»
Mr. STARR’S HEART SINKS
JERROLD HARMER H D
TENDER GLANCES AND
Mr. Starr, widower. Methodist
minister at Mount Mark. Ia„ has
the charming daughters. Pru
dence. the eldest, keeps house for
him. Fairy is a college freshman.
Carol nnd Lark, twins, are in
Constance Is the
The activities o f the
girls— Prudence's work. Fairy's
school affairs, the youngsters'
pranks— and the family perplexi
ties, make the story. It is simply
a recital of homely Incidents
glorified by affection. The pre
ceding installment described an
accident which Prudence suf
fered during an early-morning bi
cycle ride and her rescue by a
strange und fascinating young
M e r r ill
"1 brought my lavender ribbon for your
. w .,
It will match the
gown so nicely. Oh, you do look sweet,
dearest. I pity Jerrold 1 limner, 1 can
tell you that. Now I must hurry and
finish my own dressing."
Hut with her finit on the bottom
stair, she paused. Her sister was cull
ing after her. “ Send futher down here,
Father ran down quickly, and Pru
dence, catching hold o f his hands,
whispered wretchedly, “ Oh. father, he
— he Is good-look lug. 1— I did notice
it. I didn't really mean to lie to you.”
“There, now. Prudence," he said,
kissing her tenderly, "you mustn't get
excited again. I'm afraid you are too
nervous to have callers. Y'ou must lie
very quietly until he comes. That was
no lie, child. You are so upset you do
not know what you are saying today.
Be quiet uow. Prudence, It's ucarly
time for him to come."
"You are a dear good father,” she
cried, kissing his hunds passionately,
“ but it was u lie. I did know what 1
was saying. 1 did It on purpose."
And Mr. Starr's heart was heavy, for
he knew that his fears were realized.
H e r S lu m b e r.
«1st It. Was the ride very hunt on
Mr. Starr was puzzled. evidently It
was not luck of funds which brought
this man on foot from I>es Moines to
Mount Mark, half-way across the
| state! lie did not look like u man
j fleeing from Justice. Wlmt, then, was
"You must have found It rather n
long walk,” ho began tentatively, his
eyes on the young turn's face.
“ Yes, 1 think tuy feet are u little
blistered. I have walked farther than
that many times, but I am out o f prac
tice uow. Sometimes, however, walk
ing Is a painful necessity."
“ How long did It tuke you coming
from Des Moines to Mount Mark?" In-
a subdued and respect-
, . Carol In
, , ,
ful voice, and curious, withal.
1....... Des Moines," he gasped.
"Good heavens! I did not walk from
Des Moines I Did you—" He (uruod
to Prudcuce questlouingly. "Did you
think 1 walked clear from Des
"Yes." And added hastily, "But I
did not cure if you did. It did not
make any difference how you came."
For a moment lie wns puzzled. Then
he burst out laughing. "1 am afraid
we had too much to talk about this
morning. 1 thought I had explutued
my situation, but evidently I did not.
1 drove from Des Mollies iu the cur,
"T h e automobile,” gnsped Carol,
with a triumphant look ut Lark.
“ Yes, Just so. 1 stopped at several
places on business as I came through.
I drove from Burlington this morning,
but I got off the road. The car broke
down on me, and 1 couldn't fix It—
brqke an axle. So I had to walk in.
That Is what 1 was seeing about to-
duy, sending a man out for the cur
and arranging about the repairs.” He
smiled again. “ Wlmt iu the world did
you think 1 would walk from Dea
Moines for?" he asked Prudence, more
inquisitive than grammatical.
“ I did not thlqk anything about It
until they nsked, and— I did not know
about the cur. You did not meutlon
"No. 1 remember now. We were
talking o f other things nil the time.”
Hi1 turned frankly to Mr. Starr. “ Per
haps you have heard of the Ilnruier
Automobile company of Des Moines.
My father wns Harvey Harmer. Two
years ugo, when I was runulug around
In Europe, he died. It was his desire
that I should personally tuke charge
of the business. So I hurried home.
At twenty minutes to four, the par
sonage fumily clustered excitedly in
the sitting room, which the sunshine
CHAPTER IX— Continued.
flooded cheerily. They were waiting
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for the hero o f Prudence's romance.
He went upstairs to obey, with de
"Oh, Larkle, will you run upstairs
spair in his heart. But to the girls,
and bring my luce handkerchief?
there was nothing strange In this ex
Would you keep these [»earls on.
actness on the part of Prudence. Jer
Fairy, or would you take them off?"
rold Hnrmer was the hero of the ro
“ 1 would keep them on, I’ rue. Y’ ou
mance, and they must unite to do him
do look so sweet, but your face is very
honor. He was probably a prince in
flushed. I am afraid you are feverish.
disguise. Jerrold Harmer was a per Maybe we had better not let him see
fectly thrilling name. It was really a Prue today, father.”
shame that America allows no titles—
“ Fairy 1” exclaimed Prudence. “ Lis
Lord Jerrold did sound so noble, nnd ten, listen, g ir ls ! Look, Fairy, and see
Lady Prudence was very effective, too. if that Is he! Yes, It is, I know— I
lie and Prudence were married, and can tell by his walk.” Warm rich
had a family of four children, named color dyed her face and throat, nnd
for the various Starrs, before one hour she clusped her hands over her heart,
wondering i f Connie beside her could
“ I'll begin my book right away,” hear Its tumult.
Lark was saying. She and Carol were
“ I'll go to the door,” said Father
in the dining room madly polishing
Starr, and Prudence looked at him
their Sunday shoes, what time they
were not performing the marriage cer
“ I— I am sure he Is all right, father. !
emony of their sister and the hero.
I — you will be nice to him, won’t you?"
“ Yes, do! But for goodness’ sake,
Without answering, Mr. Starr left
don't run her into a mule! Seems to
room. He could not trust his voice. !
me even Prudence could have done bet
“ Listen, girls, I want to hear," whis
ter than that.”
“ I'll have his automobile break down pered Prudence. And she smiled as
in the middle o f the road, and Pru she heard her father’s cordial voice.
“ You are Mr. llarmer, aren’t you?
dence can run into it. The carburetor
came off, and of course the car I am Prudence’s father. Come right |
In. The whole family Is assembled to
wouldn't run an inch without it.”
you honor. The girls have already 1
“ Yes. that's good,” said Carol ap
you a prince In disguise. Come \
provingly. “ It must be a sixty-cylin
back this way. Prudence is resting j
der. eight horse power—er— tonneau 1
or something real big and costly.”
"T w in s!
You won’t be ready,” j When the two men stepped Into the |
warned Prudence, and this dire possi- j sitting room. Prudence, fo r once, quite j
bility sent them flying upstairs In a overlooked her father. She lifted her j
eyes to Jerrold Ilarm er’s face, and
waited, breathless. Nor was he long ;
While the girls, bubbling over with
in finding her among the bevy o f girls. I
excitement, were dressing for the great
He walked at once to the bed. and I
event, Mr. Starr went downstairs to !
J . C
took her hand.
sit with Prudence. Carol called to him i
on his way down, and he paused on !
‘M y L ittle C o m r a d e of the Road.'
said gayly, but with tenderness. “ Pm
the staircase, looking up at her.
“ Lark and 1 are going to use some afraid you are not feeling well enough and have had charge of the coinpuny
since then. We are establishing sales
o f Fairy’s powder, father,” she said. fo r callers today.
"Oh, yes, i am,” protested Prudence ngencles here, nnd in Burlington, and
“ We feel that we simply must on an
several other towns. I came out for
occasion like this. And for goodness’ with strange shyness.
He turned to the other girls, nnd a little trip, and took advantage o f the
sake, don’t mention it before him ! It
doesn’t happen very often, you know, greeted them easily. He wns entirely opportunity to discuss the business
but today we simply must Now, don’t self-possessed. “ Miss Starr told me so with our new men.
you say anything about falling in the much about you that I know you all to brought ine to Mount Mark.”
flour barrel, or turning pale all of a begin with.” He smiled at Fairy as
For the first time In her life. Pru
sadden, whatever else you do. W e’d he added, “ In fact, she predicted that dence distinctly triumphed over her
I am to fall in love with you. And so. father. She flushed him the giancu of
be so mortified, father.”
Mr. Starr was concerned with very
I should. If I hadn’t met a conqueror, nnd he nodded, under
weightier matters, and went on down your sister first.
standing^. He liked Jerrold Harmer,
They all laughed at that, and then ns much as he could like any man who
to Prudence with never so much as a
reproving shake of the head for the i he wa,ke,J back and stood by Prudence stepped seriously Into the life o f Pru
worldly-minded young twins.
once more. “ Was It a bad sprain? dence. H e wns glad that things were
“ Father,” began Prudence, her eyes Does it pain you very badly? You well. But— they would excuse him, he
on the lace coverlet, “ do you think It look tired. I am afraid It was an Im must look after his Sunday’s sermons.
would be all right for me to wear that position for rne to come this after
A little later the twins nnd Connie
silk dressing gown of mother’s? I noon.”
grew restless, nnd finally Connie blurt
“ Oh, don’t worry about that,” put In ed out, “ Suy, Prue, don’t you think
need something over my nightgown,
and my old flannel kimono Is so ugly. Connie anxiously. “ She wnnted you we've upheld the parsonage long
You know, mother said I was to have to come. She's been getting us ready enough? I want to get some fresh
It, and—I ’m twenty now. Do you think for you ever since the doctor left. I air.”
The twins would never have
it would be all right? But If you do think It was kind o f silly for me to been guilty o f such social Indiscretion
wear my blue Just for one caller.”
not want me to wear It— ’’
as this, hut Jhey gladly availed them
“ I do want you to,” was the prompt
The twins glared at her, realizing selves o f Connie’s “ break,” and fol
reply. “ Yes. it Is quite time you were that she was discrediting the parson- lowed her out-of-doors. Then Fairy
wearing it. I ’ll get It out of the trunk nge, but Jerrold Harmer luughed, and got up, laughing.
“ I have done my
myself, and send Fairy down to help Prudence Joined him.
share, too. I think we’ll leave the
you.” Then as he turned toward the
“ It is quite true,” she admitted parsonage In your hands now, Prue.
door, he asked carelessly, “ Is he very frankly. “ The mule and I disgraced I want to write to Aunt Grace. I’ll be
the parsonage this morning, and 1 Just at the head o f the stairs, and If
And Prudence, with a crimson face, wanted the rest of you to redeem It Prudence wunts me, ^iu will call,
answered quickly, “ Oh, I really didn’t this afternoon.” She looked at him won’t yon, Mr. Harmer? And won't
Inquiringly. “Then you had another you stay for dinner with us? I ’m sure
He went on upstairs then, and pres coat?”
to disgrace the parsonage again, for
ently Fairy came down with the dainty
“ No, I didn't. 1 saw this one In a I am no cook, but you can get along
■Ilk gown trimmed with fine soft lace. window this morning, and couldn't re- for once, surely. We spend more time
laughing when the food Is bud. and
laughter Is very healthful. You will
stay, won’t you?"
Jerrold Harmer looked very eager,
and yet he looked somewhat doubtfully
at Prudence. Her eyes were eloquent
with entreaties. Flnully he lunghed,
DIM) said, ‘d should certainly like to
stay, but you see 1 want to cotue back
tomorrow. Now, will I dare to come
back tomorrow If I stay for dinner to
night? Wouldn’t Connie say that was
disgracing the pa nonage?”
Fairy laughed delightedly. ”Thnt Is
very good,” she said. "Then you will
stay. I ’ll try to tlx It up with Connie
to save the reputation of the house."
No, they did not quote poetry, they
did not discuss the psychological In
tricacies of spontaneous attraction,
they did not say anything deep, or
wise, or learned. But they smiled nt
each other, with pleased Investigating
eyes, lli^ [>ut Ills hand on the cover
let, Just near enough to touch the lace
on the sleeve of her silk dressing gown.
And together they found paradise In
the shnhhy sitting room of the old
Methodist parsonage thnt afternoon.
O o you believe In long e n g a g e
m e n t s between lo v e r s ?
A r e n 't
e n g a g e d co u p le s able to become
well en o ug h a c q u a in t e d a fter six
m o n t h s to m a r r y and m a k e a s
m u c h o f a su c c e s s o f the p a r t n e r
s h ip a s if they h a d w aited two
o r three y e a r s ?
(TO UK CONTI N U KO.)
COPPER IS ALASKA’S STAPLE
S h i p m e n t s of M e t a l to U n ite d S t a t e s
N o w R u n F a r A head of Canned
S a lm o n a n d Qold.
Sales made tiv Alaska to the United
States In the fiscal year 1010 aggre
gated nearly $50,1X10,000, according to
a report on the Imports faun A l a s k a
for that period, Just Issued l»y the bu
reau of foreign und domestic com
merce o f the department of commerce.
No longer do ku I iiioii ami gold occupy
the first plucea among Alaska's export
staples, having given way to the ex
port of copper, uhU-h In the present
fiscal year had u total value of $20,-
4S.S.000, compared with $5,182,000 to
1015, und $fl.S7b,000 In 1914.
Gangway Launching for Boats.
The hazardous method of lowering
lifeboats Into rough water alongside
ships In disasters has Inspired many
inventors to perfect life-saving appa
ratus thnt would he reully safe.
Among the scores of such Inventions
thnt have been submitted to the patent
office Is a long net gangway which pro
jects from the side o f the vessel u|K»n
the surface o f the water, being sup
ported at the lower end by large nlr
tanks. Tlie poles which support the
gangway are hinged to the ship's side,
and when not In use are carried In long
pockets below the rail of the first open
The chief advantage of this gang
way-life saver Is that the lifeboats
never approach near enough to the
ship's side to be crushed by waves.
The boat Is held close to the gangway
liy means of gaff hooks.
T e n M i lli o n D o l l a r s fo r Irriga tio n .
The greatest storage dam In the
world was formally dedicated at the
conclusion of tin* sessions of the Na
tional Irrigation Congress which met
I at El Paso, Tex., In October.
blocks a canyon of the l(lo Grande
120 miles north o f FI Paso, stores nil
the flood and normal flow of a river
which drains 80,000 square miles,
forms a lake 45 miles long with an
average depth of 05 feet and a shore
line of 200 miles, and submerges
more than 42,000 acres.
It cost $10,000,000. And the water
stored will Irrigate 185.000 acres and
develop 35,000 horsepower.
F o l ly in G rieving.
One class of feelings can he extin
guished only by the creation of anoth
er; one sentiment banished only by
Inviting the antagonism of another;
one Interest supplanted only by the
stronger occupancy o f another.
long as this Is unpercelvcd the over-
grieving heart will seek In vnln to
discipline Itself. Thinking of Its sor
row ns too much. Instead of Its sense
o f duty ns too little. It fails to meet
pointedly Its own remedy.— Jumer
I n c re a s e S i l k Pro duction.
In German silk culture experiments,
feeding with leaves o f n species of
comfrey is expected to produce four or
five crops of cocoons n yenr Instead of
the one from mulberry leaves. Consul
C. A. Dnmm, however, forecasts the
failure o f the attempt to create a silk
Industry for wnr Invalids nnd cripples,
on account of difficulties of spinning
nnd a cost o f the product likely to ex
ceed thnt o f the Imported raw silk.
A cheerful temper. Joined with Inno
cence, will mnke beauty attractive^
knowledge delightful nnd wit good-na
tured. It will lighten sickness, pov
erty and nfflictlon; convert Ignorance
Into an amiable simplicity, and render
deformity itself agreeable.— Addison.
EAT LESS MEAT
Take a jjltiHM of Salts to flush
Kidneys if bladder bothers
Fating meat regularly eventually
produces kidney trouble In some form
or another, says a well known author
ity. because the uric add In meat ex
cites the kblttcys, they become over
worked; get sluggish; clog up aud
cause all aorta of distress, particularly
backache ami misery In the kidney re
gion; rheumatic twinges, severe head
aches, add stomach, constipation, tor
pid liver, sleeplessness, bladder and
The moment your hack hurts or kid
neys aren't acting right, or If bladder
bothers you. get nbout four ounces of
Jnd Salts from any good pharmacy;
take a tablcspoonful In a glass of wa
ter before breakfast for a few days
and your kidneys will then act fine.
This famous salts Is made from the
acid of grapes and lemon Juice, com
bined with llthla, and lias been used
for generations to flush clogged kid
neys and stimulate them to normal
activity; also to neutralize the adds
In the urine so It no longer Irritates,
thus ending bladder disorders.
Jad Halts cannot Injure anyone;
makes a delightful effervescent llthla-
water drink which millions of men ami
women take now and then to keep the
kidneys and urinary organs clean, thus
avoiding serious kidney disease.
I F Y O U R C H I L D 19 C R O 8.
F E V E R IS H , C O N S T IP A T E D
I f to n g u e I s coated,
c le a n s e little b o w e ls w it h “C a l i
f o r n i a S y r u p of rigs.”
Mothers can ro„t easy after giving
California Syrup of Figs,” because In
a few hours all the clogged up waste,
sour bllo and fermentin': food gently
moves out o f the bowels, aud you have
a well, playful child again.
Hick children needn’t bo coaxed to
take this harmless “ fruit laxative.'’
Millions of mothers keep It handy be
cause they know Its action on the
stomach, liver and bowels Is prompt
Ask your druggist for a GO ccnt bot
tle of "California Syrup of Figs."
which contains directions f>r babies,
children of all ages and tor grown ups.
Good health ram n t l>e maintained where
there ia a n»naliputed habit.
D A N D R U F F A N D IT C H IN G
D i s a p p e a r W i t h U s e of C u t i c u r a S o a p
a n d O i n t m e n t — T r i a l Free.
The first thing In restoring dry,
falling hair Is to get rid of dandruff
and Itching. Hub Cuticura Ointment
Into scalp, next morning shampoo with
Cuticura Heap and hot water.
vent skin and scalp troubles by mak
ing Cuticura your everyday toilet
Free sample each by mall with
Address postcard, Cuticura,
Dept. L, Boston.
BE PRETTY! TÖRN
GRAY HAIR DARK
Try Grand mother’s old Favorite
Recipe of Sajje Tea and
Almost everyone knows that Sage
Tea and Sulphur, properly compound
ed, brings back the natural color and
lustre to the hair when faded, streak
ed or gray. Years ago the only way
to get this mixture was to make It at
home, which Is mussy and trouble
some. Nowadays, by asking at any
drug store for “ Wyeth's Hage and Sul
phur Compound,” you will get a largo
bottle o f this famous old recipe, Im
proved by the addition of other In
gredients, for about 60 cents.
Don’t stay gray! T ry It! No one
can possibly tell that you darkened
your hair, as It does It so naturally
and evenly. You dampen a sponge or
soft brush with It and draw this
through your hair, taking one small
strand at a time; by morning the gray
hair disappears, and after another ap
plication or two, your hair becomes
beautifully dark, glossy and attractive
W yeth’s Sago and Sulphur Com
pound is a delightful toilet requisite
for those who desire dark hair and a
youthful appearance. It Is not Intend
ed for the cure, mitigation or preven
tion of disease.
P -S ",