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THE The Thirteenth Commandment RUPERT HUGHES Copyright b naipar CHANCE TO BECOME A STAR SLIPPING AWAY. Synopsla. Clay Wlinburn, a young New Yorker on a visit to Cleveland, meets pretty Daphne Kip, whose brother la In the mime office with Clay In Wall street. After a whirlwind courtship they become engaged. Clay buys an engagement ring on credit and returns to New York. Duphne agrees to an early uiurrlage, and after extracting from her money-worriefather what she regard an a aulllclent sum of money for the purpose she goes to New York with her mother to buy her trousseau. Daphne's brother, Bayard, has Just married and left for Europe with bis bride, Leila. Daphne and her mother Install themselves In liayard'g flat. Wimburn Introduces Daphne and her mother to luxurious New York life. Lhiphnc meets Tom Duane, who seems greatly attracted to her. Daphne accidentally discovers that Clay Is penniless, except for his salary. Ruynard and his wife return to New York unexpectedly. The three women set out on a shopping excursion and the two younger women buy expensive gowns, having them charged to Raynrd. Itayard Is furious over the expense, seeing hard times ahead. Daphne, Indignant, declares she will earn her own living and breaks her engagement with Clay. Through an Introduction by Duane, Daphne Induces Iteben, a theatrical magnate, to give her a position In one of Ids compaules. Continued. Miss Kemble went forward to Daphne and took her hand and petted It and said : "I'm so glad to see you. You must meet my aunt, Mrs. Vlnlng. She won't object to your playing her parts, I'm sure." Mrs. Vlnlng, who had played all manner of roles for half a century, and was now established as a famous player of hateful old grandes dames, spared Daphne her ready vinegar and chose to mother her. Mr. Iti ben bad mrae down from bis odlcu to make up Ills own mind, lie milled with a kind of challenging cordiality and murmured: "So our little business woman Is going to open the hop. Well, all you've got to do Is to deliver the goods and I'll buy 'em at your own price," Rutterson rapped on the kitchen table that stood on the apron of the tage under a naked bunch of light f glnrlng brilliance. "Places, please, for the entrance Ready? All right. EldonP The noble matinee Idol put his hat on the table, walked on, ast down on a divan composed of two broken chairs and rend an Imaginary newspaper. Rattcrson aald: "Doorbell! Buii-t- " A young man, whom as the elderly butDaphne rccognlr-eler, walked across and opened an Imaginary door between two chairs. This was the cue for Miss Kemble's famous "How do you do?" Everybody waited and watched for the newcomer to make her debut In the new world. Then was a alienee. Daphne Mood with heels screwed to the floor and tongue glued to the roof of her mouth. t "All right. Miss Kip." said Rattcrson with ominous patience. "Come on, come on. please!" Another then alienee, Daphne laughed and choked. "I'm awfully stupid. I've forgotten the line." l:titterm gnashed his unlimited cigar and growled: "Hnwjudo I How-Jawell-drewe- d Miss Kemble tried to help. She asked Daphne to step aside and watch while tdie went through the scene. Hut she was so unnerved that she forgot her own lines arid had to refer to the manuscript, while Eldon waited In acute distress and Daphne, looking on, said: "Oh. I see. I think I understand It now." Then she forgot It all again at thn repetition. Somehow the rehearsal was worried through to the end and Ihitterson dismissed the company with sarcastic thnnks. Then he went to Iteben to demnnd a substitute. Daphne went home, dreading her fate but not knowing what the verdict was. She felt sure that it would be not guilty of dramatic ability. She was worn out with the exposure of her own faults and uncertulu which she feared the more to be dismissed or to be accepted. The lutter meant unending trials. At the elevator she fonnd Tom Duane. He had Just telephoned up to the apartment to ask If she were In. There was a welcome flattery In his frank delight She asked him up. Torn Duane was electric with cheer. He praised Daphne with Inoffensive heartiness and Insisted on hearing the history of her progress. She gave the worst post Ihle account of her stupidity. He would have none of her n. d "Everything's got to begin." he aald. "Some of the greatest actors are bad at rehearsal, and never get over It. Some of the greatest actresses always are at their worst on the first performance. You're bound to succeed. You have beauty and charm and grace and magnetism no end. Don't worry. I'll speak to Iteben and make him restrain Rattcrson. We'll make a star of you yet." There was a fine reassurance In that word "we" In spite of Its pleasant tang of Impudence, It gave her strength to go to the telephone and rail up lichen. She came back In despair and collapsed on the divan. Tom Duane wbs at her aide Instantly. "You're III! In heaven's name, !" what can I do?" "oh, yes! Thank you. I'm so Ills solicitude her. She sorry!" said Daphne, and walked on smiled palely: "Mr.pleased Reben told me be at the wrong aide of the chair. was afraid I'd better give up the Job. Bvcrybody shuddered to realize that ahe had entered through a solid wall. This miracle was Ignored, but there was n Ignoring the peculiarly Inclo-juen- t note she struck when she bowed to the Imtlcr and stammered: "Miff are you?" A 'ph went throuch the vast profound and void of the empty theater. Inatht't told even the echoe that Daphne did not belong and never could belong. Ratteraon groaned, tragically. "Not to th butler, pteae! Ion't ay 'How are you? to the butler. Don't sny 'How are you?" to anjhody. plea tie. Scrip anys 'IlowJadoF Say TlowjadnT to Mr. Eldon there. Hay M Howjndo to Mr. FJdon there." "How do yon doT said Daphne, towing to FJdon and speaking with a aoullessnc t,t a anuerxed doll. 1 r.l(ln roe, fol.lei up his Imaginary paper, and cam forward with a pityre to help her. He hopwl that , ing ( the scared little Kip woman would win through the same bitter trials to fh same perilous and alanr endangered awcres. Rut he bad a lour. He delivered her bis line with benevolent centlenons. He waited, then gave her her line with eo,niite tart. She did not repeat It after him. He aid to her; "Don't 1 afrnldj you're all right." He gave her the line agnin and she H Cava Her a Hand-Grief Perfect parroted it after him. Kbe I en fed Coed Fellowship, fnr-tha to then speech severs! minute on. He drew her bnk to the rue: He wbs very jiol'te and awfully sorry, "I'ardon me, but I think 1 have a line but he said he didn't think I w quite tufted to the work. lie said that later, Vefore that." The rehearsal blundered on. It was perhaps, there might he another wot Daphne's friuht that disturbed rt.nf.ee, but oh oh oh V She ws crying with all her fnlrhf. the rest It was her complete failure to snrgf t the character, or ary char- Gradually she reallr-ethat Iman hands were on her shoulders. He was acter, I t r.atteron found nothing to o.ncc,ng them as If to keep her from to piece. His face bim, esd Reben lated that sobbing her-lut v.and abe of dinpjniritmenf was r!o: to hers, and he was Tr-nmrfnI. ( h theatrical manager with are nr ISttl thing, ton mustn't "1'oa pn familiar when they Mle nn tl. fm t t,t beauty without Cra- - jrrieve. You've to fine and too beautiful for awU irk." ri I Iks HI' mm Ml II ,4 p se f Brotaara She flung herself free. "No, no ; I'm an Imbecile I'm no good Hint's all." Those big hands were at her shoulders agnln. That soothing voice was ministering courage and praise: "You ore not no good. You shall succeed! I'll make Reben take you back. I've helped Reben out when he was In trouble. I've lent hlru money and I'll make him give you your chance, I promise that, on my word I" . She stored at hlra through They blurred him In dancing (lushes of light as If he were a sun god. She caught his hands from her shoulders, hut she had to hold them In hers. She was drowning, and she must cling to whatever arms stretched down to her. She must not question whose they were till she was safe again on the solid earth. Duane was laughing now and patting her on the back as If she were a frightened child. She felt no right to rebuke his caresses. They were such as a brother might give a sister. His arm about her was that of a comrade, sustaining another In a buttle. He was the only one In the world who offered her courage and praise and help la her need. Dunne said, with a matter-of-fabriskness: "I'll call Reben up at once. No. I'll go see him." "Rut you put me under such obligations. I'm afraid " "Never be afraid of an obligation." "I'm afrutd I can never repay It." "Then you're ono aheud. Rut you can repay me and you will." "How?" "I.et'8 wait and see. Goodby. Don't worry." He gnve her a hand-griof perfect good fellowship nnd went Into the hall. She followed him to tell him again how kind he was. As she was clasp ing his hand agnln Leila opened the door with her latchkey. Now there was triple embarrassment. Tom Dunne had paid ardent court to Leila before she married Rny-arHere he was In Rayard'a wife's home, apparently flirting with Bayard's young sister, Leila felt all the outraged sentiments of Jealousy and all the Indignation of a chaperon who haa been circumvented. Duane retreated In poor order. Daphne stammered an explanation too brief and muddled to suffice. Then she went to ber room. There her mother found her when she came In later. Daphne had only a faint hope that Duane could work his miracle twice, so she told her mother that she had failed as an actress. She told her bluntly: "Mamma. Tva been fired." To her comfort her mother raught ber to her ample bosom and snld: "I'm glad of IL I'm much obliged to whoever la to blame. Not but what you could have succeeded If you had kept at It. Rut you're too good for audi a wicked life, A person couldnt be an actor without being Insincere and a pretender, and my little girl la too honest. So now yon come along home with me." "No, thank you, mamma." Mrs. Kip gathered herself together for a vigorous assault when the telephone rang and the maid brought word that a gent 'man wished to speak with Misa Daphne. It was Duane. and she braced herself for another blow. Rut his vole was clarion with success. "I've aeen Reben. It'a all right He's promised to keep yon on and give you a chance. He says for you to report hre-tears- d X "You're not the only one who can I started one for open accounts. those." lie took from his pocket a pale brochure and aald to Leila : "That allowance we agreed on, you know?" "Yes, I know." "Well, Instead of paying It to you week by week I decided to open a bank account for you; so I ran over to this bank at the lunch hour and made a deposit to your credit five hundred dollurs!" . Leila forgot her Jewelry for a moment In this new pride. She strutted about with mock hauteur, waving Mrs. Kip nnd Daphne aside and Buying: "Don't speak to me. I am a lady with a bunk account" Mrs. Kip sighed In dreary earnest, "That's more than I ever wua." Leila was poring over her bunk book, the blank pages In which so many dramas, tragedies and life histories could be codified In bald numerals. Her first question was ominous: "Do I have to go all the way down to Broad street every time I want to draw out some money?" Her first thought was already to attack the Integrity of her store. "No, dearest" said Ruyard, "there Is an uptown branch, right around the corner. Rut I hope your visits there will lie more for a put-ithan takeout Every time I give you anything I want you to put some of it aside. Maybe some day Til want to borrow By DUANE AGAIN COMES TO RESCUE AS DAPHNE SEES HER CHAPTER NEPHI, UTAH. TIMES-NEW-S, n seven-thirt- She Found Batteraon Quarreling With a Property Man Over the Responsi- bility for a Broken Vase. some of It for a while. Maybe you can save me from a crash some day. Anyhow. It will be a great help to me to feel that I have a thrifty little wife at home, A man haa to plunge a good deal In business. It's bis wife that usually makes him or breaks him." Rayard spoke with unusual solemnity: "Old Ren Franklin aald. 'A shilling earned and sixpence spent a fortune. Sixpence earned and a shilling spent bankruptcy' or something like that Rut Moaea got ahead of him. When he handed down the Ten Commandment he whispered an extra one to be the private secret of the chosen people." "What was aald Leila with a minimum of Interest. "Thou ahnlt not spend all thou earnest" aald Rayard. "It was well. It was the Thirteenth Commandment I a mighty unlucky one to break. guea The Jews have kept It pretty well. They've been the banker of the world even while they were persecuted." Leila shrugged her handsome about-der- a and studied the gem. "Let not talk about It tonight Let's dine somewhere and go to the theater. I want to show o(T my new splendor." "Finer snld Bayard, trying to cast away hi foreboding and lift himself by hi own boot strap. "Get on your dud mother, yotj ami Daphne." "I can't go," said Dnphne. "I've got to be at the fun factory at half past aefpn and I've hardly time to eat anything." While Leila and Rayard and Mr. Kip were putting on their festal robes Daphne was eating alone hasty meal brought up tardily from the restaurant. Before they were dressed she had to march out in what she called her working clothe. The hallmnn ran to call her a tfliicah, but she shook her head. Her humble twenty-fivdollar a week would not Justify a chariot to and from the shop. She walked rspldly along Fifty-nintstreet but not rapidly enough to escape one or tw murmurou gallants. She fonnd Battenwn qaarrellng with a property roan over the reponiblllty for a broken vase. He Ignored her till at length she ventured to stammer: "Here I am, Mr. Ratterson." "So I see. Well, alt down somewhere." Finding a set wa no easy task. Every piece of furniture she selected became at once the object of the scene shifter'a attack and she had to Itr And now again Dnphne was more and Leila. It disgusted them both. They were still trying to dissuade her from continuing on the downward path when a telegram from her father came for her mother: Taking beaver arrive Grand Central tomorrow don't meet me love. "WES." T!yrd was Tsfe. as ntinl, and Leila' temper had Jnt begun to simmer when the doorwa opened stealthily and a hand was thnit In. It proffered n small twvt of Jeweler sise and waved It like flag of truce. ruhed forward with a cry of delteht selred the pfl'ket and then the hand, and drew Rnyard Into the room and Info her arras. "This la your apo'ey. I suppose," he said. "Yes. the apolopy tor belrg late, and fhnf's what msde me late." She adored Leila wa enraptured. gifts and at e had the knack of lnplr-In- g theri. The little wjtisr parcel provoked her ctjriooity. She opened It so excitedly that the content fell to fb floor. Phe swooped for them and bronsibt hp a ptatinnm chain with a delicate plaque of tiny diamonds and pesrls on device of platinum. ran to Mrs. Kip and Daphne, etclslmlng: "Aren't they beautiful? Aren't they wonderful? Aren't they glorious?" Mrs. Kip and Daphne tried to keep ce. but oK-- more tl not the forrt who It was that was rsir-lr.down g'lM on this greedy stranger. Th'ir aisrti as not riirnlrii.ahe-- ttlnn , Rayard aaid to Liia : yi-otj!- FADED Mrs. Vlnlng interrupted: "But "There comes my cue. How are Tfiey tonight?" "Rather cold," said Eldon; "It's so hot" "The swine P said Mrs. Vlnlng. Then she shook out her skirts, straightened up and swept through the door like a dowager swan. One of the box ll($-- t began to sputter, and BattersoaTj.rtified round from the other wing tMfiStse the man in charge. He ran into Daphne, glared, and spoke harshly: "You needn't wait any longer." Daphne swallowed her pride and slunk out OR GRAY HAIR with Sulphur it Darkens so Naturally Nobody If Mixed can Tell. Grandmother kept her hair beautifully darkened, glossy and attractive with a brew of Sage Tea and Sulphur. Whenever her hair took on that dull, faded or streaked appearance, thla simple mixture was applied with wonderful effect. By asking at any drug store for "Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Compound." you will get a Uirge bottle of this recipe, Improved by the addition of other Ingredients, all ready to use, at very little coat Thla simple mixture can be depended upon to restore natural color and beauty to the hair. A downtown druggist snya everybody usea Wyeth'a Sage and Sulphur Compound now because It darkens ao naturally and evenly that nobody can tell It has been applied lt'8 so easy to use, too. You simply dampen a comb or aoft brush and draw It through your hair, taking one strand at a time. By morning the gray hair disappears; after another application or two. It Is restored to Its natural color and looks glossy, soft and beautiful. Adv. old-tim- e well-know- n Placing the Goat boss barber, who has a shop In a downtown akyacruper and a cuustlc tongue, but who has a poor memory for faces, "got bis" the other day, to (he delight of his assistants and the amusement of several customers. He hnd Just shaved a man whom he had not recollected having ever seen before and with un eye to more business said : "Don't you want your hair trimmed? It looks In spots as If It hud been chewed off by a gont." "I kinder think so myself," replied the customer, "but I didn't expect to hear you sny so. You cut It your-selfDetroit Free Tress. A She woke early next morning. It was Just six o'clock. She remembered that her father would be arriving in two hours. She decided that It would be a pleasant duty to surprise the poor, old, neglected codger by meeting him. At the Grand Central station Dnphne found that she was nearly nn hour too early for the train. It amused her to take her breakfast at the lunch counter, to clamber on the high stool and eat the dishes of haste a cup of coffee and a ham sandwich. It was (rieasunt to wander about alone in this atmosphere of apeed, the suburban trains, like feed pipes, spouting STOP LI streams of workers, the trains drawing their passengers to far-o-ff destinies as If by suction. RUB BACKACHE AWAY At length it was time for the train. Daphne went to the rope barrier opposite the door of entry and waited In ambush for her father. At length ahe mad out a rather Instant relief! Limber up! Rub shabby man carrying hLi own luggage. pain, soreness, stiffness right It was her father. He looked older out with"St Jacob's Liniment" and seedier than ahe remembered. lie did not expect to be met He waa looking Idly at the new station. He When your back Is sore and lame had not been to New York since It had or lumbago, sciatica or neuritis haa been thrown open. you stiffened up, don't suffer! Get a She ran to him. He dropped bis old email trial bottle of old, honest "St. suitcase on the toes of the man follow- Jacobs Liniment" at any drug store, ing him and embraced Dnphne with ponr a little in your hand and rub It fervor. He devoured her with his eyes right into the or ache, and by the and kissed her again and told her that time you countpain the aorenea and fifty, she waa prettier than ever. All about lameness Is gone. them there were little groups embracDon't stay crippled ! This soothing, ing and kissing. There waa a wonderpenetrating liniment takea the ache ful business in reunions. and pain right out and end the misery. When her father said, haven't It Is magical, yet absolutely harmless had my breakfast; have you?" ahe lied and doesn't burn or discolor the akin. affectionately, "No." Nothing else stops lumbago, sciatica "Let's hsve some breakfast to- and Inme back misery so promptly and gether." surely. It never dlaappulala! Adv. "Fine," said Daphne. "Well go to the Blltmore." Handsomely Equipped. "Kind of expensive. Isn't It?" be "King Solomon wa the wisest of asked anxiously. men." "It'a my treat" she aald. "Yes." replied thf pres agent. This amused him enormously. "So "And resplendent In bis entertainyou're going to treat eh?" ment." "Yea." "Yep." ahe aald. "Where did you get all the money?" "And most felicitous In his ep"I'm a working lady now." igram." He laughed again and shook his "Yea. It's very evident that In adhead over her. dition to other advantages be had a "What did you mean by saying you highly energetic and discreet publicity were a working lady?" aald Wesley department" when they were seated at the table and breakfast was ordered. "Your of Ohio, City of Toledo, Lota Count r mother wrote me something about havFrsna J. Chny makes oath that ha la little disagreement with you. an!nr piHmr of thm Arm of F. J. Chmr ing In tha Cltr of T- Co., doing bufn-She seemed to be right worried, so I County and H'ata iforrmH. anil that 11 run flrm will ! I'd on better to see If I thought C.a rim of ONK POl.tAna for any cu. of Catarrh couldn't sort of smooth thing over. that cannot h nv th iwa of I'm glad yoti came to meet me. We HALLS CATARRff MKl'trtNK FRANK J. CHESKT. can talk without Interruption for once. worn to bator in ant aubw-r- i .tii In Tell me all about It" nr thla h 4a r of Lwcatnbab A. t pat She told him the whole story of her A. VT. Tubffn Notary decision to Join the great social revWKX; PATAUKM MtvDK lNB ),. an t'.a Blood ntml!r olution that I freeing women from the ann tha S amen. Vnrsi't gorfvaathrough ff of 75c men. the Her slavery enslaving Ttlmontala frea. rrur1te, F. 1. Cheney A Co., TolWo, Ohio. peroration wa her new watchword: "I don't want to take any more money A Sense of from yon." Mr. Fetherhed otild hardly con- "Why, honey," be protested. "I love to give It to you. I only wish I hnd fain herself unflj'her bnsband came ten times much, I couldn't dream home, to tell hinj4he exf ruclatlag Joke of letting you work. You're too plrty. on the Janitor: "He' Just fonnd out why we had no What's that young Wimburn cub mean In the flat last winter," she chirheat work?" by letting you a she met her hnhad at the ruped "Oh, he'a bitterly opposed to It ao dwr. I gave bim hi ting." "Why?" aked Fetherhed. "He wanted to bum nam paper this morning and diaeorerrd there' no At last Oaphne acta the furnace In the building." chance that ahe has hoped for and at the aame time has dreadBQSCHEE'S SYRUP ed the chance to gain a place that will give her the independWhy nse ordinary cough remedl ent the aeeka. What Oaphne When Itnschee'a Symp has been rsed did with the great chance when ao fifty-onyears la sticcefniij it came la told In the next Inall part of the United State for stallment coughs, bronchitis, colds settled In th threat, especially lung troubles? It TO KB CONTINUKI! gives the patient n good night's feat, free from coughing, with easy etpec-toratiReal "Handy Man." In the morning, give natnra A Tasmnnian Jack of all trades a chsnc to soothe the Inflamed parts, rlsim that be I a bnirdreiwr, totc. throw off the helping the paconit, cylfl repairer, electrical certi- tient to regain hi health. Made la ficated engineer. certificate.? marine en AmerV and sold for more than halt r,t otsun'.-- t rineer for the Iv-rcentury Adv. choirmaster. fenc; ti"f or'.rr billiard ball keej-.-rThe world's ef sbe-- ruus la fr;.r;Mr cbct. 1 j hiV.rtS library, U. well over 4,'iOjrsi.Oua inuub'-- t local b.l. out-boun- d ; afraid of her success, such as It was, than of her failure. Rut It was pleasant to carry the news to her mother e Ing--" . SAGE TEA IH ." tonight" y COMB sun-pos- CHAPTER XI. d. at the theater at looking odd and unreal la their paint They seemjed to be snrprlaed that Daphne waa still In existence. Eldon gave her a curious smile of greeting. She heard the call boy crying "Overture" about the corridors. She heard the orchestra playing "the king's piece." Then it struck up a march that sounded remote and Irrelevant There was a loud swl I which she to be the curtain going up. An actor and an actress In white flannels with tennis rackets under their arms linked hands and skipped Into the well of light. They bandied repartee for a time. Eldon, speaking earnestly to Mrs. Vlnlng, suddenly began to laugh softly. He laughed louder and louder and then plunged into the light A little later Eldon came off the stage laughing. He dropped his laughter as he crossed the border and resumed his anecdote. "As I was say d ; e h take flight Memliers of the company strolled In. at the pned their various malllrox and went to cell. Evcnfnally Rsttron found that at! the company was on hsnd and In good heslfh. lie said to Isphne, "Everybody Is here and notwdy sick, so yon needn't slay after the curtain goes up." Rut she wanted to learn her trfidw. o be b.itered aoo'it feeling like an nnirjtifed y-.r'lstioi. The trir"ter of ti.e coii ctioe ttv.u tL ir L.;.i, r 1 ta fT,-!H- EI cr1 f Con, fr e on rtl-fl- u a-- tjn 1 rnn 4"