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BEAR RIVER VALLEY LEADER feTHIRJKNTH B RUPERT.HUEHfS 1 something like that; said she'd be glad They loitered slowly up the quiet career to make ber public debut with I In. I was think- reach of Seventh avenue. He ques- the "How d yon do?" to take my daughter ing that If Daphne waa up there she could see Bayard and Leila wben she waa lonesome or anything; and she'd be bandy where they could keep an eye on ber If she got aick or anything." The three women looked at bitn In amazement He bad solved the riddle that baffled them all and bad compromised the lrreconctlablea. 'Til bet the place Is a sight and the woman a freak," said Mrs. Kip. "Let's go have a look at ber." So all four went up In the elevator to the top floor. They were about to ring the bell of one of the big front apartments like Bayard's bat Wesley checked them. "It's in the back." 1 The women exchanged glances and smiles behind the Important shoulder blades of Wesley, the manager. He rang a bell and a young woman opened the door. As Leila said afterward: "She had the whole map of New England in her face, and her middle name was Boston." But she ,was young. In a placid. Puritanical way, and she looked exceedingly clean and correct. Her very smile was neat, exactly adjusted between those of the gracious hostess and of the landlady. Mrs. Chivvls led the way to the-- room that was for rent. It took Daphne at once. - Spotlessness is the first luxury in a rented room and Puritan beauty has a grace all its own. The mahogany bed with its twisted posts, the excellent linen, and the honesty . of everything won her completely. She felt a sense of relief from the rather gaudy beauty of Leila's apartment She felt that Mrs. Cfiivvis, who showed such fine restraint in her furniture, would be equally discreet in V minding her own affairs. "I'll take It." she said ; "that Is, if you'll take me." Mrs. Chivvls said she would.'' She New Englandlsh parsi said It with-mony of enthusiasm, but her eyes were kindly and Daphne decided that she thought nice things but lacked the : courage to say them. Daphne moved at once Into the Chiv vls apartment what belongings she hnd brought on from Cleveland, and her mother promised to, dispatch, the rest Of them as soon os she reached home, Wesley could not be persuaded to stay over an unnecessary night. His business was In a perilous condition. The mammoth Cowper firm had gone into bankruptcy owing him a hand some sum of money which he was not likely to recover. The failure also closed an Important and profitable market for his calculating machines. It frightened his banks as well, and he had wrestled like another Jacob with an almost Invisible cashier for money enough to meet his pay roll. Yet he slipped a large bill Into Daphne's hand when he bade her good- by .at the station late noon, ana ne wnisperea to ner sne should have other . whenever she called on him. Daphne reached the theater at seven o'clock and sat in .the dark on a can-ra- s rock,, watching the' stage hands gather and listening to their repartee. Batterson arrived at length. He was In one of his humane moods. He asked Daphne If she had memorized her lines and she said She had. He told her that he would give her another rehearsal the next day after breakfast "After breakfast" be explained, was one o'clock p. m. - Next morning Daphne presented herself to Batterson and endured one of his rehearsals, with his assistant rending all the cues in a lifeless voice. Batterson was more discouraged than she was. He showed it for a time by a patience that was of the sort one shows toa shy, imbecile. He was so 'restrained that Daphne broke out for him, "Do you think I am a complete Idiot Mr. Batterson?" "Far frbm it my dear," said Batterson. "You are a very intelligent young woman. The trouble is that you are too Intelligent for the child's play of the stage. It's all a kind of big nursery and you can't forget that facts are not facts in this toy game. If you could let yourself go and be foolish and , play doll house you might sue-teewhen you know It's hard-evehow. But It's Impossible as long as you try to reason it out. It's like music and fiction and all the arts. You've got to pretend or you can't y else feel and you can't -- DAPHNE GETS THE BIG CHANCE THAT SHE HAS BEEN 4 PRAYING FOR AND AT THE SAME TIME HAS FEARED. Synopsis. Clay Wimburn. a young New Yorker on a visit to Cleveland, meets pretty Daphne Kip, whose brother Is In the same office with Clay In Wall street. After a whirlwind courtship they become engaged., Daphne goes to. New York with her mother to buy her" trousseau. Daphne's brother, Bayard, has just married and left for Europe with his bride, Leila. Daphne and her mother Install themselves In Bayard's flat. Daphne meets Tom Duane, who seems greatly aK tracted to. her. Daphne accidentally discovers that Clay Is penniless,; except for his salary. Baynard 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 Bayard. Bayard Is furious over the expense, seeing hard times ahead. Daphne, Indignant, declares she will earn her owrf living and breaks her engagement with Clay. Through an introduction by Duane, Daphne Induces Reben, a theatrical magnate, to give her a position hi one of lit companies. Her first rehearsal is a fiasco, but Reben, at Dunne's request,' gives her another chance. : CHAPTER XI Continued. She went on. educating him with a y of temptation and of plenty opportunity, daddy. It wasn't your fault. You, gave me nil the protection that anybody could, daddy. But you can't protect people, all the time. And It was when you trusted me most that you protected me most. People .are Just beginning to realize that even In penitentiaries the higher the walls and the, stricter the guards the more prisoners try to escape. They're sending convicts out to "work on roads now with no guards at all. And they do their work and come back. Don't you think women can be trusted as far as convicts?" "I suppose so," he sighed. But he was convinced of the security of neither the convicts nor of the women under these new anarchies. He was convinced of only one thing, and that was his helplessness. Daphne took him home In a taxlcab. At the apartment they caught Bayard just rushing for his office. He greeted his father with" whirlwind affection, but he knew that he would please Wesley better by . hurrying on to his office than by neglecting his business for the purpose of entertainment Wesley took Leila by storm with his d lavish and praise. He had not seen ber before. He gathered her 'to his breast then held her out at arm's length to- - praise ber aad to praise-Bayard- . fo bringing her foto the family. Mrs. Kip did not delay long the as sa Hit on Daphne's position. But Wes ' ley said: "We've had a long talk and I guess she's pretty set In her way. She's a good girl, though, mamma. And she knows her own mind better than we do. Anyways, It's her own mind Let her have her way and If anything goes wrong she can always come back home." ' His Wife boiled over. It made her feel as much at home as an old kettle on a stove to have her husband there to boll over on : "Wesley Kip, are you going to set there and enconrage that girl to ruin her life and her reputation without doing anything to protect vengeance:-"Plent- "Well, I never!" he gasped. "And all this trip of your mother's and the expenses gone for yours and-al- l nothing?9 was his first doleful thought He remembered the second mortgage he had placed on one of his properties to get the money for the vitally Important wedding festival. And now there was to be no wedding. The " who was to have assumed, the. burden of Daphne's bills was banished. Daphne was again her father's own . child. . He was glad to have her back,' but he ronld have wished thnt she hnd not gone away, since he paid the freight in both directions. And now here was himself In New York and nothing to show for all the spilt milk of time. money and emotions. At the critical moment Daphne mentioned that the star whose, understudy she was would earn fifty thousand dollars that year in spite of the hard times. "Fifty thousand dollars" had a musical sound to Wesley's ears, if Daphne could earn a tenth of that he would believe In miracles. i. "Where were you planning to live, With honey, while you're acting? Bayard, I suppose." "Ohino," said Daphne; "we'veru-Ine-d bis honeymoon enough already." "Who with, then?" "Oh, by myself, I suppose." "Good Lord ! you couldn't do that very well a young girl like you." "Why not?" she said, t He turned pale. This was like being asked why babies were found under cabbage leaves. He was an father, and he had never been able to rise to the new school of discussing vitally important topics with the children vitally Interested. "Why, why," he stammered, "why. because nobody does It, honey. Nice ., girls .4on't41ve. alone." Daphne studied him with a tender amusement He was so innocent in bis way, in spite of all he must know. what he was thinking of. She was sophisticated In the manner of the nice girl of her time and she liked to treat submerged themes with clean candor. She thought that i prudery was a form oftoslavery. in New "If you've Just got stay York and just got to work your mother " could stay with you, I suppose." "But what becomes of you and your son-in-la- . . homef' "Oh, I'll get along somehow. I don't matter." This broke her heart. She cried out : "But yon do matter, daddy; you mat-te- c terribly, Qortt. you understand. tn rollatfo vntl itAt tKdffm w uwi - trvlritf .WIMfl and make myself useful instead of a parasite? Thousands of women live -- aloneprofessiona; women, art stu- dents, music students, college girls, normal-schobesides the vomen, women In shops and factories. It's coming more and more." "But you're not brought ap to a trade," "I wish 1 had been." . "Well, that's a new complaint any of course you way, but r- -' well wouldn't do anything wrong; but If yon lived alone you'd be misjudged, and men would keep throwing temptaIn . tion . . a way." ... - your T ,1.a . "Daphne 1". He cried ont In pain at the very thonght. TEXAS OIL MEN USE PLANES Dealers Predict New Idea Will Become General for Speedy Arrivals at Wells. Dallas, Tex financial success or failure In the new Texas oil fields so (often depends upon being first to reach a. certain point that the airplane may become a common means of locomotion among oil men, according to big doal-e' The airplane was used receu7qr n. I - whole-hearte- - herr "Oh, I guess she's not going to ruin anything. After all, the best way to protect folks Is to trust 'em." It was bald plagiarism, but Daphne made no complaint .Wesley got Into trouble at once, however, by making the suggestion that his wife remain as a companion for her child. Mrs. Kip took it as a sign that he wanted to get rid of her, and Daphne refused to take It at all. Wesley sat pondering In silence for a while; then be rose and, mumbling, "Be back in a little while, took his hat and went out They wondered what mischief he was up to and what folly he would commit. He came back In half an hour with a smile of success. "I guess It's all right I been thinking about all the different things been said. We don't want Daphne living by herself and she don't feel like she ought to trespass on Leila's home; so I got an Idea and went down and saw the Jnnitor or superintendent or whatever he is, and I asked him mightn't It be there was soraebodyjn this building wanted to 'rent a room to a nice girl. And he said there was a young couple felt the rent was a little high and had an extra room. So we went up and took a look at It Right nice young woman, nahie of Cbivvla or by officers of two oil companies to hurry from Ranger to a new found field. ; Officers at Barron field, the government flying field here, say It will be only a short time before airplanes are In general commercial use In the oil fields, because of their speed and the adaptability of the country for flying purposes. The Barron field authorities estimate thnt It costs the government $50 an hour to keep a plane In the air, but that the oil men could operate a ma-- 1 chine for $40 an hour. tioned her about her work with all the grateful flattery there is In an appetite for another's autobiography. She found it easy to tell him of her difficulties. He extracted encouragement or indirect compliment out of all of them. When they arrived at her apartment house she said, "Sorry I can't ask you up, but I have no reception room, and I'm tired out." "Sou have wasted enough of your time on me." be said. Til see you to the elevator." As Daphne stepped Into the hallway she found Clay Wimburn there, waiting grimly. He sprang to his feet with a gasp of relief. He caught sight of Duane and his joy died instantly. Wimburn loved Daphne and wanted her for his own. He had counted her his own. and still hnd neither refunded the engagement ring nor paid for it Daphne was more pleased with misery than with Duane's felicity. "Won't you come up. Clay?" she " asked. He murmured, "Can we be alone for a little talk?" "I'm afraid not The Chiwises, you Wim-burn- 's know." "Will you take a little walk with me in the park?" "All right," she said as she led the way out Into the street. "I'm pretty tired, though. I walked home from the theater." "With Duane!" Clay snarled. "You weren't too tired for that" Daphne thought of the motor ride and the supper she had declined. She said, "Are you dragging me out here for the sake of a fight?" "There'll be no fight if you'll cut out that man Duane." "Am I to have no friends at all?" "You can have all you want, provided " "Let me give you one little hint. Clay, for your own Information. Every time this Mr. Duane that you're so afraid of meets me he does his best to help me get my chance ar.d he tells me only pleasant things. Every time you've come to see me lately you've been either a sick cat or a roaring tiger." She was planning to urge him to help her and, make their meetings rosier. But, lover-likhe took umbrage and puin and despair from her advice, and since they were again at the vestibule he sighed, "Good night Mrs. Duane," and flung out Into the dark. Daphne sighed, and the poor elevator man who saw so much of this sort of thing sighed with her and for ber. e, CHAPTER XII. ' All this while Daphne was kept In readiness to take Miss Kemble's part in cisa the Illness of her child should result In death and in the further case that she should be unable to finish her performances. - With the theatrical season in such bad estate- - and most of Reben's companies and theaters losing money heavily, Shells Kemble was his one certain dependence. He called ber his breadwinner. Miss Kemble's bnby passed .the crisis and recovered. And then the mother, worn out with the double strain, caught a little chill that became a blinding, choking cold. She went through the Saturday matinee in a whisper, but the night performance was beyond her. And now at last Daphne's chance ar rived. The Saturday night house was enormous In spite of the heat. There were enough people there to make fourteen' hundred dollars twenty-fiv- e hundred for the day. Daphne,' trudging to the. theater for her usual stupid rebuff, walked Into crisis of her life. this ' Reben himself knocked at her dressing room door where Miss Wlnsor was He helping her with her make-uimplored her to be calm, and he was so tremulous that he stuttered. He told her that If she made good he would let her play the part till Miss Kemble got well. He would pay her a hand some bonus. fie would put her out at the head of a number two company next season. Batterson came at last and ordered him off the stage. Reben obeyed him. Then Batterson talked to ber. He told her that there was no reason to fear the house. A Saturday night audience feet" was always easy. It wanted Its monAnd, thaf, Indeed, was Dupnne s ag ey's worth I It would help to get It "I see," said Daphne. "I'm not ony. She could not release her Imagi nation or command her clear vision to afraid of the audience." see what was not there.' "Then what on earth are you afraid Night after night she reported at ofr the theater and left It when the cur"I'm afraid of me I" tain rose. On one of these evenings Batterson laughed scornfully. "Oh, Tom Duane met her outside the stage yout You're going to score a knocdoor. His apology was that he felt It kout You're going to make a big hit !" his duty to look after his client "Yes," said Daphne, "so you've alHe invited Daphne to ride home In ways told me." his car, which was waiting at the curb. The curtain rose. Miss Wlnsor and She declined with thanks. He urged the young man. skipped onto their that, she take a little spin in the park. Job ; the butler stalked ; Eldon entered He And made his exit Mrs. Vlnlng spread She declined without thanks. sighed that It was a pity to lose the her skirts and sailed on, then Eldon , went back. Finally Daphne's cue moonlight She said she would get enough when enme. He asked If he she walked home She was startled a little as Battermight "toddle along." She could hard son nudged her forward. She went to ' ly refuse without crassly insulting him. the door and opened It on her new Jthgjteti ' . . - d: n make-tny'.ou- p. . She saw before ber the drawing room in a weird light Beyond It was a fiercely radiant fog and beyond that an agglomeration" of faces the mass of tomato cans that she was not going to be afraid of. And she was not afraid. She waa curious to study them. She was eager to remember ber lines. And she remembered them. Then cues came more or less far apart and' each evoked from her mind the appropriate answer. She made never a slip, and yet she began to realize that Mr. Eldon seemed unhappy. At length she realized that the audience was strangely quiet' A sense of vaulty emptiness oppressed ber. She went on with her lines. She understood at last that she was getting no laughs. She was not provoking those punctuating roars that Sheila Kemble brought forth. The audience had evidently had a hard week. She decided that she must be playing too quietly; she quickened ber tempo and threw more vivacity Into ber manner. She moved briskly about the scene, to Eldon's bewilderment He seemed unable to find her. She went through to the bitter end and spoke every line. But the audience was not with her for a moment She used all her intellect to find the secret of its pleasure, but she could not surprise it She tried harder and harder, acted with the intense devotion of a wrestling bout, but she could ' not score a point. , The company looked worried nd fagged. The audience would not rise to anything humor, pathos, thrill. When the play was over everyone seemed to avoid her. and reShe rubbed off her make-u- p sumed her mufti. As she walked .out on the darkened stage she saw Batterson.. He tried to escape, but she checked him. "Tell me frankly, Mr. Batterson, what was the matter with my performance tonight." " "Come to the office Monday and we'll have a little talk." "And Til get my notice." "I didn't say that." "What would you honestly advise me to do?" "I understand that you dont have to net Go home and get mafried." "I won't." "Then go home and don't get married." "I won't go home."' "There's one : other place to go. Good night." He walked off and she was left alone. She had the 6tage to herself. She. stood In the big void and felt alien forever alien. She shook het head. This place was not for her. She had been tried in the balance and found wanting. She wondered If there were nnywhere a balance that she could bring down. ' She dreaded the forlorn Journey home to her dreary room. As she stepped out of the door someone moved forward with uplifted hat. It He looked very was Tom Duane. spick and span. His smile illumined the dull street and his hand clasped hers with a saving strength. It lifted her from the depths like a rope let down from the sky. Daphne would have been more content If Duane had been Clay Wimburn. It was Clay's duty to be there at such a time, of all times. Of course he did not know that this night was to be crucial for her, but he should have known. Mr. Duane knew. It never occurred to Daphne that Reben had warned Duane of the debut of his protegee and had invited him in fact, had dared him to watch the test of her abilities. All she 'knew was that Duane "wns proffering homage and smiles and the prefaces of courtship. Daphne might hove failed to gain the hearts of her audience, for all her toil, but here was a heart that was hers without effort Perhaps Duane was her career. He was at least an audience that she could sway. And she was miserably in need of some one that would pay her the tribute of submission. So now when he said, "Won't you let me take you home In my car?" she mescould hardly snub a heaven-sen- t senger. She said, "Thank you you're very kind but " Oh, all right 1" And she bounded In. When Duane satd; TYow must be hungry after-- all that hard work. Aren't you?" she said, "Yes, I guess I am a little." When he said, "Where shnll we eatf she answered, "Anywhere." "Clareraont?" he suggested. This startled her, gave her pause. Yet there was something piquant about the proposal. HfillF 1IIIUVI nil FnfiFS PI I Will I I IUhW in pniiTr nrrriT nrrrui n m nriiuir . CHANGES IN CONSTITUTION 18 SOUGHT BY THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS OPPONENTS. . Republican Members of Senate Approve Resolution Which Means Measure May Not be Approved in Present Form. Thirty-seve- n Washington. Names of thirty-seve- n Republican members' of the new senate, a number sufficient to block ratification of a treaty, were read ii the senate Monday by Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, who said they had approved a resolution setting forth that "the constitution of the league of nations In the form now proposed to the peace conference should not be accepted by the United States." The list was Inserted in the record by the Republican leaders after Democrat Leader Martin and Senator Swauson of Virginia had raised simultaneous objection to consideration of the resolution, which he had introduced after long conferences with minority members and communicated by telegraph and telephone with Republican senators and senators-elec- t " Who are not in Washington. While opposing the constitution as now drafted, the resolution set forth that it was the desire of the. senate that the nations of the world should unite to promote peace and general disarmament. It also said it was the sense of the senate that the "negotiations on the part of the United States should immediately be directed to the utmost expedition of the urgent business of negotiating peace terms with Germany," and that then the league proposal should be taken up for careful and serious consideration. " GOVERNORS Optimism Prevails at Nation-wid- e Gathering of Executives. Washington. Governors of states and mayors of municipalities meeting March 3 in the White House to discuss alleviation of unemployment heard President Wilson in a brief address emphasize the principle that governments should serve in the Interests of the common people. In this spirit he urged ihat the federal, state and local governments work together, "steadying and easing and facilitating the whole labor processes of the United States." After listening to addresses by Secretaries Wilson, Baker and Daniels, the governors .undertook to report in turn on unemployment within their respective states'. A majority declared that there were not enough men out of work in their communities to justify serious apprehension, although all advocated immediate action by state, county and city governments to promote road building and other public works, thus furnishing a buffer reservoir of employment during the period when soldiers are being discharged and war industries are converting. . Her' theatrical career cut short. Daphne turns to Clay. They plan to get married and live in some fashion on Clay's meager salary. The next dry a new blow , falls. The future again looms dark and uncertain before the discouraged lovers (TO BE CONTINUED.) Flour Paste 8tumps Crew. Strafford, Pa.. Tons f flour pasta scattered through the debris of a freight wreck here gave the wreckers one of their worst Jobs In several years. A number of cars loaded with flour were smashed. And then It rained. de Medici, frills applied to the roundFringed Neckwear. ed neckline, a fold of old lace In the now that fringe neckwear, Fringed oval neckline or some other ardeep have and separate white neckwear of soft white or cream to both left the place of first fashion, rangement to the neckline. chnrin give accesmost one of the charming is In the shops. sories of woman's dress An Afternoon Gown. Of course, fringe hasn't really gone sntiu combined with Of brown used Is not It fashion. out of simply enthu- brown crepe de chine and braided Indiscriminate same the with I He Needed It- braid, a that marked its earlisr use on with a narrow San Francisco Henry Strub had a siasm frocks. And neither Is separate charming afternoon gown Is livened smart flu mask, a mouthful of tobacco and neckweur out of fashion. The new by Just the necessary bit of color. a bad memory. He has new flu frocks are tisuully .. made with at- This Is a narrow llght-hlu- e ribbon Inmask. tached collars, suggesting Catherine troduced at the glrdie and at neck line. sand-colore- d MEET AT CAPITOL GOVERNOR OF OREGON DIES. Executive Was Active on Public Business on Day of Death. James WithycomTe, Salem, Ore. governor of Oregon, died at his home here Monday, March 3. He had been ill for many months, but had continued to transact official business until a week ago. He was 65 years old. While it had been realized by his physicians and members of his family for several months past that the governor's condition was grave, the end came unexpectedly. Although confined to his home, Governor WltbyCombe had spent a portion of Monday examining and signing or vetoing bills passed by the legislature which closed last week. He did not seem particularly weak until night when he collapsed and died at 8:45. Will Test Legality of Rates. Railroad commisPortland. Ore. sioners of Oregon, Washington and Idaho, in conference here Monday, decided that the public service commission of the state of Washington should bring suit at once against the federal railroad administration to test the legality of the administration's control over purely Intrastate freight rates. First Break In Seattle Strike. Seattle, Wash. First break in Seattle's shipyard strike came Monday when 250 sheet metal workers and 200 apprentices, who have been on strike, returned to work in shops that are working on shipyard contracts. Charles E. Van Loan Dead. Philadelphia. After an Illness covering a jM'riod of three weeks, diaries E. Van Loan, writer of sporting stories, died here Sunday. Woman Shoots at Sleuth Boms. New York. Two shots were fired at William J. Burns, detective agency head, by a woman as Burn was entering the waiting room of the Grand Neither shot took Central station. effect. ;. Garvan is Alien Property Guardian. Washington. Francis P. Onrvan of New York City, was appointed by President Wilson as alien property custodian to succeed A. Mitchell Palmer, who became attorney general on 1 Mntvh 4. ' ' .