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0 0 Copyright. Kathleon Norrla SYNOPSIS twenty-three, ultras* ambitious but unable to hold in a drab San Francisco sister Brenda and brother elder, her seventeen-year- and their Aunt Meg. bunting rounds sl~e inter- Bellamy, editor of the of Commerce, but finds he has for a woman writer. She likes as she tells Brenda a stunning young thing, Cliff, not much more than Ink, and very much the gen- ths sisters talk, diffident drops in, asking where has his eye on TonY, esPises him. Tony gets a tele- eal! from Mr. Greenwood, city ~t the Call: offering- her a job reporter. It being late at has promised to see him in ag. Cliff, returning Just then, not cinch it tonight?" and Tony to the newspaper III--Continued "--"3---- there a man named Burke work- Clifford now found a lull to ask. Spike, where's Burke? He's in the sports," said MacGrath. a~ote the shifted back of a stal. man who was washing not face, but his whole head and up to the elbow at one of This person, dripping and turned about with a loud Cliff," Joe Burke said, beaming over the filthy a froth of white, "Hello, what a break I What's he quite without embarrass- his face and hands, rolled put on a collar and thick red hair, they told doing, and Tony beamed into his pleasant red-browp YOU can work that society a shot!" Joe Burke told "It's soft." it is!" Tony said, with , With a lift of thick lashes, with t rlse of her heart. let's eat," Mr. Burke said went up Market street to Lo- , Where Tony and Cliff had hot "half-and-halfs" and toast. had a limp pink veal cutlet seized from a long damp CUtlets displayed in Lorenzo's rOlled in egg and crumhs, in a pan of hot grease, in gory catsup and served with fried potatoes with- of slx minutes. With this toffee that had been simmer- in a black pot, .spongy cocoanut custard pie. restaurant with the win. was bright and warm ou the the clock stood at twelve. excited and happy. Thls There were several men chops and oyster stews and presently her brother- to see her flush and self-consciously and bow them. that?,, Bellamy of the Journal." right, too." said Joe. "I him, but I've seen him in He's pretty thick with on our paper. Arnold- Fitch--Fitch is the manag. he thought Bellamy man on the coast, Andere down in Fees- knew that the man who was at the counter was she looked absorhedly at Greenwood smart. Mr. and he isn't," said Joe. "He's -~ souse. Here's Moore. Sit Thls is the new society Taft. MIss Taft, Buck t~ ~uuday edition. You'll lot Of old Buck !" heard him. She was was happy. The roman. brilliant Mr. Bellamy had alone and forlorn and sup- this morning in the dreary saw her tonight with three men having oysters at to Mr. Moore she had as the Call's society At five minutes to one she went into the newspaper office, all the first en- thusiasm of the new Job clou'ded by a sense of fear and failure. She hung up her hat and coat in the office and confided her problem to Joe Burke. "Oh, shucks," Joe said, "I'll tell you what you can do. Look over the other Sunday papers for the last few weeks. and telephone the studios for what you want." "But I've Just been to the studios. and they were awfully mean!" "They won't be, if you want plc- tures that have been used. Or tele- phone the girls, if you like," Joe sug- gested easily, "and say that you are going to use an old picture and would like permission to have a new one." "Yes, but have we old pictures?" "Lord, haven't you seen the gal- lery 2" He took her in there, and she be- gan to feel excited and happy and confident again. When she came back to her desk she telephoned a down- town studio firmly, authoritatively. This was the society editor of the Call speaking. "I can have the prints there for you in an hour." the voice promised. Tory felt almost giddy with relief, and laughed alou'd. She sat working in a sea of cllp- pings and notes: she was conscious of the increasing stir about her. Men were lounging in, gossiping and smok- ing; they all looked curiously at Imr, and she knew it, although she did nor look up. The city editor came In and chatted with her, sitting edgewise on her desk, picking his teeth; every moment that passed made her feel more and more that she belonged here, that she was holding her own. and yet the fluttered sensation of un- certainty an'd novelty persisted, too. . Tony worked away industriously. She clipped, pasted, counted words her face grew hot and her hair tum- bled; it seemed to her that a tide of paper was rising steadily about her. Mr. Florence, acting for the absent editor, asked her for her *'stuff" for tomorrow, Tony produced it anx- iously. He took It without comment; presently came back to ask : "Oughtn't we have the Harriman bridesmaids?" ~'Oh, should we?" Tony asked agi- tatedly, her heart hammering and her mouth dry. "How do I--shall I go out there?" "No, I'll get "era for you," a nice boy named Slosser volunteered lazily, from the adjoining desk. He whirled the leaves of a telephone book that was fluffed up to three thues its size. "That's the Paul Harrlmans," he mut- tered. Presently he was penciling hurriedly; he tossed a scribbled sheet to Tony's desk. "Here they are!" he told her carelessly. "You fix 'era up." Her telephone rang: she answered It apprehensively. But it was the apa- thetic Henrietta on the switchboard: Miss Taft's slster was there, and should she send her In? Tony went eagerly to the door to meet Brenda, not quite sure that Bren- da had any right here, but all the more welcome for that. "Darling, do you come home to din- ner ?" "I don't know. I could ask Mr. Florence." They went together to Mr. Flor- ence's desk, and he assured Tony heartily that of course she could go home to dinner; she was tired, she'd been working like a Turk---couldn't one of the boys finish up the Sun- day page? Oh, no, no, no, Miss Taft would be back in about an hour, she had it all in line, there wasn't very much more to do. Tony and Brenda were hugging each otheffs arms with excitement and pleasure as they got Into the elevator, and at the dinner table Tony was vol- uble about the delights of the new Job. She went back to the office through the black night with a singing heart, and the hot clty room, when she reached it, with the boys lounging about, and the type~writers going, tele~ ~phone bells tinkling and shouts and ~cket on every slde seemed to her the most satisfying spot she had ever known In her life. CHAPTER V The nervous excitement persisted for days--for weeks. There were bad hours as well as good. Tony learned that a newspaper office, like an army camp, is a fertile place for rumors, and most of them were alarming. Al- most every week there was dark talk of a complete change in management, and no reporter felt sure of himself even from day to day. And especially glib, strange, young man, or well- dressed, unknown young woman, oh. served to be deep in talk with Green. CHAPTER IV good to have s Job again, and morning, and Tony awakened with enthusiasm, fin- and piled her col. berry saucer In the sink. a blank. you suppose I can get wood, spread general apprehensio~, Sunday, Beady?" "What's he after~ the boys would ask Wondering,', Brenda said. the city editor casually when he was the photographers help gone. Tony would find some excuse think?,, to drift up to his desk as soon as the they'd be allowed te woman caller disappeared "Who Is for th.e papers, ffust your pretfy friend, Mr. Greenwood?" my best bet l" Tony She had accepted Barney's humiliate She left the house lug suggestions in serious earnest; she went to six pho. would take no chances on this Job. the same. first to reach the saw to it that her euff~ and collar were In trim. Over such mistakes as she made she showed so horrified a contri- tion that Greenwood's reproofs often turned Into good-natured laughter. "Well, listen here--no harm ~one. Old Mrs. Rufus Wait~ got mad because she hasn't ever forgiven George for marrying as he dld, and you put the Georges at her hig ball, Don't do it again, that's all." Tony would go back to her desk to take out the indispensable old leather book and turn to the page-tab marked "W." Under "Waltes" she would carefully write "old Mrs. R. hates Georges---his wife Carolyn Petty, light opera." She was often late at the office as autumn came on with affairs for the debutantes and the reopening of city houses, and she loved every minute of It. Aunt Meggy, assisted more often by colored Asterbel now, insisted that Tony sleep late; there was something very agreeab;~ about awakening at nine instead of seven o'clock, and coming out to the sitting room for late coffee and blackberries and the news- paper and Aunt Meggy's contented chat. It was not only one's natural liking for ease, Tony thought; It went deeper. There was something In this changed routine that flattered her pride, that pride that had been so cruel- ly hurt and lowered In the long humlll- There Were Bad Hours as Well aa Good. atlng months when Tony had been the member of the family 'who lost Jobs-- was fired--couldn't help with the fam- ily's financial problem. Now they saw, all of them, that she wasn't lazy, that she did like work l She was a professional woman now, absorbed aad busy, well paid and con- teal and her hours deserved respocL Tony held her head higher; presently she had a new office dress of dark blue belted childishly in red, and s dark blue hat with a red band; Bren- da told her she had never been so pretty, and she suspected that it was true. The darkness of haunting offices, go. ing about weary and discouraged seek- lng Jobs, goln$ home filled with hurt and resentful-thoughts, was forgot- ten. At ten o'clock every morning she be- gan her rounds: perhaps a call at one of the fashionable women's clubs, perhaps a visit to some kindly society woman who had offered to help her out with news. Always she went in. on her way to the office, to see Brenda in the bookstore, busy and sweet and helpful among the books, and usually with some items gleaned from her morning's work. From Brenda she would go to the office, where much of her copy was secured by telephone. Tony came to know that the society folk always felt it necessary to pretend that they dis- liked any newspaper notoriety. But if she could get it from friends, or by any clever little maneuvering of her own, they were pleased to be called prominent, influential, leaders, exclu- sive; she had only to convince them thoroughly that she knew they de- tested publicity to get anything she wanted. Gathered about the supper table that was spread in d0ylight now, loitering over the figs and grapes, Cliff and Brenda. Aunt Meggy and Tony agreed that this was the happiest, the most serene time they had ever known. "We had six hellish years," Said Tony. "They're over l" "Oh, they weren't, hellish, darling," Brenda protested. "It was only that after Dad died we floundered for s while, gettin~ our bearings, and that of course, being in mourning for him and Mother. we couldn't have much fun." "GoSh. what a pull !" Clifford mut- tered, smiling reminiscently over hl~ pipe. *'They were simply rotten for~ me., t~ne word 'hellish' because I saw Aunt Meggy shudder, but hellish is what they were, and as hellish I shah con- tinue to remember them l" "Do they all make love to you down at the office?" Brenda once asked her. Tony laughed. "That's Just what may don't. They borrow quarters, and they tell me their whole histories, and they telephone other girls, right at my desk, but some- how the atmosphere of the city room is anything but romantic," she ex- plained. "There's so much rush and confusion, we're always under such a strain--no, Joe and Van and Spike IIlyan -- they're darlings. But they don't make passes at me!" "Aunt Sally is always casting out dark suspicions of these evenings at the office." "Aunt Sally? She thinks President Harrison is still In office!" Tony could afford to laugh at Aunt Sally. "As for her dear Influential friend Augusta Terry," she told the appreciative din- ner table one night, "she Is a stuffed shirt [" "Antoinette," said Miss Bruce mildly. "You remember, she was going to help me with social notes and ask all her friends to send me In stuff? Well." Tony Said, "I've telephoned her when I got Into a tight place two or three times, and nothing doing! So yester- day I went up to see her and said how kind it would be of her--all that, you know. And she stiffened up like an old macaw and said she personally had the greatest abhorrence of news- paper notoriety, and thought it most extraordinary that any girl of a nice family would ever have. her name in the paper. She Implied that If I were a gentlewoman I'd give up my Job! To Hannibal with her! "And then, on the other hand," Tony presently resumed, when Aunt Sally's Influential friend had received 'due com- ment from the group, "on the other hami. Greeny told me to call up Llnda Flood--that's Mrs. Paulding Flood-- the other day. I was stuck, and he wanted me to go out on this milk In- vestigation story, and of course I wanted to, because It's wonderful for him to give me any of the straight stories--and he sald, 'Call up Llnda Flood, she'll give up a lot of dope.'" "And you don't know her?" "i've never seen net; she's been at Tahoe all summer. So I sort of half- heartedly telephoned her, and said who I was, and I heard this darling voice, 'Why, girl dear, I don't know much, but I'll give you what I have l Got a pencil?' And she began to Just pour It out. what everyone was doing, and tlps on two engagements, and every- thing, And she said, 'Now you Just call me up whenever you get short--I used to do that social column my- self I" "Oh, people are lovely when they're kind," Brenda said, her eyes shining. "I'd love her [" "Old stiff-necked parrakeet of an Augusta Terry !" Tony muttered. "Afraid of herself, that's what she is. And this Mrs. Flood isn't, and that's the ~llfference." 'TII tell you, Tony, send Mrs. Flood some flowers at Christmas." "I will[ I love being able to do things llke that," Tony said. "How a little money does help your self-re- spect l" "How a little money does help your eversqhlngl" Bruce expanded it, with fervor. "My old smart Tony, I always knew she'd make us proud of herl" Miss Bruce mnrmared contentedly, reaching for her solitaire cards. Tony and Brenda began to gather up the dessert dishes. They were presently talking with their own unflagging animation over the sink. "I'd never mlnd this. you know, Tony, I mean our having to do the dishes--I mean, Just as things are now seems richness to me," Brenda said. "Money doesn't matter terribly." Tony conceded. "Work is the wonder- ful thing. To he hard working at something you simply love, and to wake up In the morning and think that here's another day's work -- that's heaven." "For a while," Brenda conceded. "But after all," she presently added thoughtfully, "no matter how success. ful a woman is, it seems to me she's a little lopsided if slle doesn't marry," "You say so, Brenda l" "Well, I do.'" "But you---you---why, you've always said that as far as you were concerned you dldu't need anything more than friendship, such as you have with Mar- garet and Alison and Gay." "Yes, but that's lne." "You mean I'm different?" "I mean," Brenda insisted, "that there are different sorts of women. I WN~7 ss~v/~m. m "I don't miss anything, no~," Te~ said. "I'm completely happy." Brenda, even while shs smiled and shook her head, knew that it was true; in finding her work Tony had found herself, and quite innocently liked wh.at she discovered. She seemed to grow taller and slimmer as the months went by; all the qualities that had made Brenda and Aunt Meggy uneasy about her disappeared as if by magic; she was groomed, energetic, purposeful. Every night she came home .to them with tales of her adventures. When Tony told of the scene that restored the little lost Jensen boy to his mother and father, Aunt Meggy had to wipe her eyes; she sketched every separate entity on the big Call staff for their benefit, and they felt that they knew good-natured common little Greeny, an'd stern handsome Mr. Fitch. and all the boys of the city room, as she did. Lazy, unwashed, yawning little Arch Slosser contimied to occupy the desk pext to Tony's, and helped her gen- erously even when he would not do his own work. Spike Illyan came in from the sports departmeut to ask her about the clothes the wQmea had worn to the tennis tournament, Joe Burke assumed the affectionate attitude of an old friend, promising to :take her ts a fight some night. And Van Flor. ence told her about his wife's tuber. culosis. All of them liked her, and she liked them all, and regretted that they were so often a little hazy from their too convivial dinners, and in so con- stant a state of being fired and re-em- ployed, warned and scolded by Oreeny, who was himself a heavy drinker. Patty Perkins she did not like, but there was a friendly, rangy big woman who "covered Oakland," and wk5 was confidential and friendly wRh Tony, and there was kindly old Mrs. Maglus, who tottered iu to do a weekly edi- torial headed "A Kiss for Everyone's Mother on Mother's Day" or "Baby An- nie's Little Hands Keep Daddy Safe and Sane." If there were any event, local or national, with a mother, baby, an old soldier, an old song anywherQ involved. Mrs. Maglus, who slgne4 "Betsy Ross," pounced hungrily upon it ; she often wept whey[ she told Tony: what slte was writing, sentimentally describing herself as the most beloved and useful newspaper woman in the worYd. The only other woman on the staff was a blonde named Bess Cutter, wh~ was paid a hundred dollars a week for a column called "Bessie Saw It." No one in the city office was supposed to k~,ow why Gavin Franklin Fitch, gen- eral manager, felt Justified in paying Hay Fever WHILE most cases of hay fever occur in the early autumn there are many cases which occur in the spring and summer months. It is generally admitted that the tendency to hay fever is inherited but why it at- tacks Just one In every slx persons Is hard to understand. In addition to this hereditary or nervous tendency It Is thought that de- formities or deficien- cies of the nose and throat are also a fac- tor in a number of cases, Many physi- cians believe that fa- tigue and lowered re- sistance are ~lso causes, yet individuals In the best of health after a real rest and vacation With a need. ed gain In weight have Dr. Barton only to come in con- tact wlth certain pol. lens from plants or trees to have the usual attack. Classes of Pollen. This aliment has sometimes been called "seasonal" pollen fever because it is due to pollens In the air. There is, first, the spring type almost always due to tree pollens--o~ak, birch, ~naple, lflckory, elm; second, tim summer type due to grasses, timothy, Juno grass, orchard grass, red top, sweet vernal, plantain; third, the autumn type due almost always to ragweed pollen. The symptoms are familiar to every- body--itching of nose and throat with violent sneezing, itching of eyelids, redness and soreness of the eyelids, tears flowing, dread of light, mucous from nose. ears stuffy, and a forehea~l headache. Naturally wi~h these symptoms pres- ent the patient often becomes weak. irritable, depressed, loses his appetite and is often unable to sleep. Retreat Is Best Cure. The best treatment is likewise known to everyhody; that is. getting away from regions where the pollen is plen- tiful. This, of course, is impossible for the majority of people. The correction of any nose and throat conditlons--spurs, enlarged tnr- blnates and tonsils, infected sinuses--- should be the first step. The second step Is the desens~Itlzlng of the patient by the type of pollen thst is causing the symptoms. This is done by injecting the pollen extracts under the skin two to three months before the expected attack. The In- Jections are given once or twice a week, the dose being gradually In- creased. Tiffs may have to be done for two or three years before results are obtained. Local applications containing ephe. Miss Cutter so generously for the queer tangled notes she occasionally brought drlne or eplnephrlne--adrenaUn---to In and that, If Indeed they were us- the eyes and nose, either as drops In able at all, someone in the office el- the eye or sprays or Jellies up the ways had to put into shape for her, nose give considerable relief. but everyone dld know that she had an apartment on Pine street, where M~'. Rumoring Gas Pressure Fltch dined almost every nlgl~t, an~ (' NE of the distressing ailments that Mrs. Fitch often had to t~ x.] that gives great discomfort told, when she telephoned in meekly to ask where he was, that he had to and pain is an accumulation of go to Fresno or Sacramento. Tony and Bessie got on well to- gether, and after a while it beeam~ the ,.ustom for Tony to do a great pare of Bessie's work. The older woman--- she was well into the thlrtles--wouhi tumble all sorts of little notes upom Tony's desk and look with pathefl@ confidence at Tony while they were discus,~ed. That Mr. Fitch. who was all-powet~ fui and much feared, was aware of he@ ktndly assistance to the inefficient Bt~ sic she knew when he stopped, on a~ autumn day, and put a new thlek boor on her desk. "Read that?" She fl~pped pages, "No, I haven~ and I've heard a lot about It" 'I thought you might enjoy ~t." H~ hesitated, hls face rather red. It was a quiet morning lloUr in the city room, and nobody was within sound of thel$ voices. "Everything comfortable f~ you in here, Miss Taft?" "Oh, wonderful I" "We want you to feel at home, that anything you don't like eaa I~ changed," he sald stiffly, but with what for him was rare graciousness. Tony sat fingering the book, staring afte~ him, when he went away. ThiS w~ gratifying, reassuring, as far ~ rJ~ preclous'~ob was concerned ; there w~ no one in the office, Greeny inelude~ who would not bare given a week'~ pay for so much from Mr. Flteh. But she saw breakers ahead. Her fle~ flushed, her eyes shining, she sat 1oi In uncomfortable thought for a 1o~ time. (TO BE CONTINUED) Lee's Invasion o~ Pennsylvania The Dictionary of American Bi01, raphy states that General Lee's Inns, slon of Pennsylvania, whleh resu]te~ in the Battle of Gettyshurg~ JulY 1, ard 3. 1863, was undertaken for thre~ reas-ns" (1) to Supply his army; (~| to strengthen peace sentiment in th~ North by showing the futility of th4 effort to force the South Into subml~ $ion; (3) tn hopes that he could eom, like men tremendoualy--I think I'm easier with them than you are. But when it comes to getting quite close to one. going In for all the murmuring and intlmacy and--the loving part-- all that, it simply doesn't register. It makes me feel uncomfortable. I have heavenly tlmea going down to Carmel with Allson and the Beattys; we're pal Lincoln to detach troops from tl~ completely happy. We cook, and talk far South and thereby relieve the pre$ books, and go uptown and get things sure ou Vicksburg. This herd-foulh! for supper in,the back ga~de~: Ldont battls Is often regarded by ~am gas in the large intestine. The pressure is so great at times that the Indlvldual feels as if he would burst, the heart action may be affect. ed. and there is a feeling that uncon- selousness or even death may occur. Various remedies have been used for this condltlon, an old favorlte be. ing baking soda. Latterly the use el tincture of belladonna has been freely used with the idea of removing the contraction or spastic condition of th~ bowel, Enema Is Best. For many years the best home rem- edy has been au enema or injection of about a quart of warm soap suds. Physicians advise against the use el soap suds, as they are too harsh and trrltate the delicate mucous membrane or llulng of the bowel. They advise that the quart of warm water wlthout soap be used, as It Is Just as effeetlve and does not leave the lining of the bowel in an inflamed condition. As this accumulation of gas In the Intestine occurs frequently after the use of ether during an operation and retards the recovery of the patient, some surgeons prefer the use of splna] anaesthetic where the pale-killing drug is Injected into the spinal cord--the large nerve running down the center of the backbcme. The European Formula. Recently some European physicians have been experimenting wlth a strong salt solution which was used as an enema in cases of severe gas distension following surgical operations, instead of using the ordinary solu- tion of table salt, that is about one- quarter teaspoonful of table salt to s half cupful of water, they used about four level teaspoonfuls to the half eup- ful of water ae an enema, and this small amount of salt and water always obtained a prompt emptying of the bowel. It must be admltted that this sin. pie method of emptying the bowel and getting rid of gas is more Ioglcal than giving doses of morphine to "kill the pain." It should also take the place of 'our old methods of trying to get a quart of soapy water or even plain water up Into the bowel to get the ga~ tO mops aml reMeve pressure. BROWN HAND BAG TO BE CROCHETED By GRANDMOTHER CLARK Crocheted hand bags are still pop- ular. They look good, are easy to make and cost very little and the personal pride In hand-made articles must not be overlooked. This neat looking bag measures 5~/~ by 9 inches and being made of dark brown cot- ton is a very serviceable bag. Can be made In a few days in spare time. Package No. 739 contains sufficient brown Mountain Craft crochet cotton to complete tim bag, also Instructions and crochet hook. Zipper and bag llning not included. This package will be mailed to you for 40 cents. Should you want the instructions only, send us :10 cents. Address Honm Craft Co., Dept. B, Nineteenth and St. Louis Ave., St. Louis, Me. inclose a stumped ad- dressed envelope for reply when v~'iting for any information. Festive Trappings Bring Joy to Brides of Moscow Weddings in Serial Russia are be- ginning to take on the romantic trimmings of the bourgeois West. In the October quarter of Moscow a speelal room has been provlded in the reglstration bureau where couples may sign the marriage con- tract. It Is furnished with oriental rugs, elaborate hangings, overstuffed furniture, and flowers. The young woman registrar is smartly gowned nnd wis~es the couples happiness with all the grace of French and Italian municipal marriage officials. Formerly weddings, deaths, and birtil~ were all recorded in one room. But brides protested vehemently against being married in the same room where weeping widows were recording the deaths of their hus- bands. Week's Supply of Posture Free Read the offer made by the Posture Company in another part of this pa- per. They will send a full week's sup- ply of health giving Posture free to anyone who writes for it.--Adv. Of Dubious Use Doubts idague us as much as they warn us. TWELVK R.OSES. Everbtoomlng~ $ year. $1.65 postpaid, resorted colors. HOW&]gD IeORD, Rose N~rsery. 'IPylee. Tex~s. 300 Candle- ~ower "L|ve~ msum Ught Coleman Kero- aaa YOUR L,OCAL, DKAI.a[~--o~ us f~ l~m D~a4pttvs Lit*e~*~ WANTED WANTED TO BUY m~vsral $| calibre Colt ArmF glx Shoo~ such as used In ~vll War. Wautd at~ k lnt~ro~Jted la 44 calibre Calf and 4 and 6 .shot pepper-box