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The Mehun Family
B Mehun family had cmcncd from
In the yers lra
. - UnD tvflfir
!'treVunr flwt m 'Hen dollars (by
IWJJfS, tort finate wnturc... ether
Smmi almert overnight. The miwi
&ttml j,rt dutnnce went of Pitts
tUSh from whlri tbe Mehuns ha,
ESStdd te New Yerk, was verr proud
!J. aVh?evcments of ita native en.
llthrC In which rthaJMraiw had
&d a m 2reT frame ate-lr. with a
& at the top of It. geometric ccn
wp0U!.. minted te with pride na the
Jf7r reffice of Jim Tuehiin, the
Sr.1 wlrard. And the cnat-lren
Sfi which faced the beholder en ench
Su'Jf the VrawlM path that led te
fhi fren pefeh of the old hour, still
itwd e?pecta.t as though awaiting the
mat man's return.
But Jim Mehun had long age out-
SJmn these provincial shades. And
hm? Mehun looked back from the
J bndfd perfection of her shew-plaee
Sir Orftcr Bav with acntle ahmlder
""at the memory of these expectant
..' ..... titaf. when ther were
mailed: the house nt Llepervllle
fmt mnrrled, tne ueune m t..-i-..... ,
id wtmed a very splendid place, rer
Jim Motion's fortune was then rated
enlr In tbe thousands and In very lew
nt these. But Mrs. aiemm w ..'
BrOUu 01 inr mm " " -r" -,:.
Van Wjck and later, when social
imbltlen bscame the actuating motive
f hr life, managed te use that family
eonnectlen with an nqreltness wnicn
011 ... .L., i..m !.fcAtiA'B vrnw
Cfertuni Thnd already "blasted through
tbe fOCiai wiinerne".
The move te Leng Islnnd had been a
erewd one. or this wns the backdoor
te New Yerk society, and before the
ehl'dren had grown thmuih ndeks
cence the progress of this family was
du'y noted and the name of Mehun re
corded as being "among these present
t the dinner tables of the elect. Alicia
ilehun made few n.lstakes. She bad
the wclal Instinct and she had beauty
quiets of Importance, when re-enforced
by a steadily growing Income
, - J.-f 1. n1n Tl.a vnlltA nt
ff....,.. . Vnmn'faee when added
M. neVenM chSrmrcM never be
toether perepnaicnarms, can never ue
it once creates anJaudlence. She takes
ti miiH of the Ktaee. Hostesses want
A . ecauiuui weuuiii
her ss a nnrt of the decoration of their
dinner tables, and any mnn has a dead
son', indeed, who isn't gratified at being
in her presence. If she sparkles for
him, he feels that he has a part in en
hanclng her beauty. If he provokes
her sralle, or her blush, he sees In these
nsnifrstatiens new beauties which he
Umself has painted. Beauty in a
woman Is In Hse'f almost equal te
power, but a clever beautiful, woman is
Realizing the full value of these as
Sits with which nature had endowed
r. AHda Mehun played the social
gan.e with a skill which at times some
what bewildered her husband, who
found himself, almost before be was
ware of it. a habitue of the houses
et the near-great and a member of at
least one exclusive club. His own
knewldge of the world did something
for him here, for, though be bad nene
of tbe finer perceptions which distin
guished his wife, he wan manly, good geed
looking In rather a heavy way and had
en enough, when at a disadvantage,
te rmaln sileVlt.
B'lt It wns bis wife who bridged these
HfA"uties, (snoring with a graceful
confidence the snubs of the gnnbbUli, .
mmintlns the social Ind'cr by climbing
nimbly ever the shoulders of various
eireipk or nceunlntnncex, conquering 1 '
preludlees and winning new favors with
tireless attention te the nmnnltfes nnd
a succession of subtle campaigns of nd
jcrtlnlng which kept her name nnd face
In evidence at bawinrs, show ring and
aunt-meets. She cultivated the societv
Writers, did them judicious favors, al
ways consented te be interviewed and
provided the peer things with copy with
n air of conferring a favor. There
were pictures, tee. of herself, of the
children, new grown very handsome
tee. of the plnce nt Oyster Bay, ex
terior and Interior; of tbe stables nnd
the hunters which her son Jack and
fitr daughter Marget rode te the hounds.
Very prettily. In the familiar chat of
a society mauazlne which devoted a
Wrt of its pajes each month te well
pewn neeple. was told the story of
DOW Mnrcet. the flnmrhtnp ha.l h.n
ealled Cherle by her French governess
and hew that nffectlenate appellation
Bed been Americanized te "Cherry" bv
jaembers of the family nnd the circle e'f
Immediate friends, n title te which she
emed se suited that It clung te her
tnreush nil the adolescent yeurs.
,?!?. Mehun wtfehed with geed-natured
tolerance this surprising progress
ei tne tern lv nmvnni -iin..ni. k. -i
ef serietv and at last into lta very
woof and warp, but he interposed no
SHtlon'',ufeo,1"8 the bl" growing
E?,.er !",b ear He rcnllxed that the
ttinr him had eddcd le te his
52rtr"icennt,0"' wn,ch Increased
wen.yJn pr.e!tJe; But- " "ie years
went en nnd the demands of his many
ShES'.1?" mere """ting, he was!
ftYT 1'w le control of his so se
&n.ies. ?.ntl"lr the bands of
and ;. I i . em an" te devote mere
iit.Tretnmd!!perh8P,8' m,er of the
jwy quiet there. He had alwnt
Ket SMd '? hI Mtfabuwh office?
?? befeJ. Xi." rem1 w.lth the cu
litn SS2t!.-i?lsV.e'- And there 'ad
tt evening lamwhele1 fam,"r around
wake n&ehSP'tlS te ed fttrl' and
ws WitfdSr merntng te
"freshed 'u'. !' " hnrd,y e
K were D H d VS.lV, Wc" " hia
Ben. j u"fu wHh business confer.
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leu a vision in i,l "mwii tee ger
tneBBi..:'"?".!0 be considered se com.
tnn '."."" ?c as a mere .wif. . -t.
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tWt ttStiSL a Jeine Amtrtcq efftriole
Silt. vM U ' V,'.".7.- r n Ien
By GEORGE GIBBS
Auther of "Veuth Triumphant" and Other Bucetttet
Copyright, ittt, D. Appleton 4 Ce.
The time had come when he
Cherry at a fashionable bearding school
uij me river, uut cacn new uccamen
when he met them seemed te strengthen
the be ie that, If n trifle "polled, they
were ver.v remnrknble children, aulte
were very remarKnbic cnuarcn, quite
Miperler, In fnct, te any ethers of their
acquaintance, for, In addition te per-
8,m benuty. which they took from their
meiuer. nicy nnd tnlifflted a little of Ms
"" uniuucuug unit uiuvii ei u.n eiaK-
,Tt, Mbhun wns quite
wllllnft te believe what ether people told
Mm tlmt his wife was the mesi enna-
Wd ag wplj Ig tll0 most eeautjfU WOman
The town house, though net large,
was In r fnfihlennble neighhorheod and
decorated with these colors which com
ported beat with the burnished geld of
Alicia Mebuu's hair. Her hair had al
ways been rather gorgeeu. and. the
t (heads of gray which bad appeared
upon her temples were banished by
mean of n -p ret pitiless known only
te herself and her maid. Ilut she was
wise enough net te tnnkc the mistake of
"doing It all ever," as se many women
of her set had done, and trusted te Its
natural vitality te preserve the wnvc
and co,or- Tbe yeuthfulneia of her
"K"" 2nd fa, which deceived se many
... . ,....-.--- ...i " .r"
i.iii,e ut nuaiciiiiuuaui'ea, rrKuiur ...aa-
sage and the use of various unguents,
the ingredients of which net even her
own daughter knew. Her face was
her religion, and many were the secret
hours spent upon the ritual of regenera
tion. Hut the real secret of her perpetual
youth lay In the nice adjustment of her
men tu I processes, for beginning with the
theory thnt it is worries which age one
and net the years, she permitted no
thought te enter her head which weu d
cause her the least anxiety or dismay.
She. did net permit herself even the
luxury of pity, nil of her charities and
her husband's being executed, vicari
ously, by Individuals employed for that
purpose. Life was always at the flood,
and she rode ga.vly en the first wavelet,
preening herself in the bow of her
It is difficult te daunt the aspira
tions of such a person, and she had new
Of Interest te
Druggists and Hospitals
YOU will find it te your advantage te be represented
at Philadelphia, Nev. 16th. and Chicago, Nev.
23d, when the War Department will auction off
large stores of surplus medical, infirmary and hospital
supplies and equipment. Here is 'an idea of what items
will be effered:
Philadelphia, Nev. J
Alumen (Ammonia) 30-gr. tab.; Celic Mixture; Emetinae
Hydrochleridum. 22 and 32 mgm. WT; Fluid Extract
Cannabis; Hydragyri Chleridum Corresivum; Linimentum
Rubefaciens; Mistura Glycyrrhizae, comp. tabs.; Scopo Scepo Scope
laminae Hydrobremidum, 0.65 mgm. HT; Sedii Acetas;
In the Chicago Sale will be
found large assortments of
Clothing, Textiles, Under
wear, Haversacks, Safety
Razors, Hardware, Office
Furnishings, Subsistence and
At Camp Knox, Ky Nev.
21, mammoth stores of
Clothing, Textiles, Hard
ware, Kitchen Utensils,
Table Cutlery and Miscel
laneous Supplies will be
auctioned. Catalog of this
sale may be obtained from
Quartermaster Supply Offi
cer, 1819 W. Pershing Read,
mil ill l ii t 1 I II i WWMMMHMfcMWBlliiJjai
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steed a little In awe of her
attained' almost every ambition of her
life. Thnt this attainment had cost her
something In the qualities which count
as spiritual Is net te be doubted, but
what did these deficiencies matter te
Alicia Mehun, since she was unaware of
And If there were people who aald
that her beauty was a little cold, her
lips a little bard, she knew that ahe
had only te smile at them te hitch her
critics te her chariot wheel.
In the casual and impersonal way
of the youth of the period her chlldreu
nrtercd her. She flattered them con
stantly and let them de exactly as they
chose. Sh had perfect confidence In
them because she was sure that, bask
ing in the censtnnt sunshine of her
own perfections, they could net possi
bly de anything discreditable. In the
back of her hend, of course, there was
a hope thnt Cherry would make a bril
liant match. Mrs. Mehun had succeed
ed In everything else, why net in this?
And Indeed her daughter, even before
her debut, was already surrounded bv n
gay set of wealthy veung men. most of
wuem were distinctly eligible, Tren the
worldly point of view. wBlch of course
was the only point of view that mat
tered. If Cherry had formulated any ideas
upon the subject, she said nothing of
them, but it was clear te these who
knew her well that In the end she
would probably e exactly as she
pleased. Her mother knew that she
swore, that she smoked, thnt her self
sufficiency as n driver of ambulances In
Paris hud made the thought of a
cnopcren a joke, and that she was nc nc
cuatemed te go whither she pleased by
day or night with any companions she
cjieie, either male or female. But
Mrs. Mehun comforted herself with the
assurance thnt these were but pnsslng
phases of social custom and thnt Cherry
under any conditions wns new quite able
te 'oek out for herself. And oe Mrs.
.Mehun made no attempt te stem the
tide of carelessness, of recklessness in
the habits and customs of the 'younger
Mt. She followed the example of ether
mothers nbevc and below her In the
Mcln scale, who. rather than risk the
popularity of thelnduughters, flgurative-
eHuuus jiiiiuhiu rumancusj x recnisci Ammenii
Chleridi ; Unguentum Hydrargyri Chleridi Mite; Ambrinc
(Paraffin Wax); Aqua Ammonia, 10; Cantharidis,
powdered; Iodine Swabs; 6 in.; Lithii Citras Effcrvescens,'
324-mgm. tabs; Surgical Dressings, "all kinds; Surgical In
struments and Appliances; Laboratory Apparatus and Sup
plies; Dental Instruments, Appliances and Supplies; Hos
pital Furniture and Equipment; Veterinary Appliances
Chicago, Nev. 23
Atropine Sulphate, usp, 0.65 mgm. HT; Epinephrine
Uai J fArtltlAUiiln I AhWasOa t ."
ttu " . "J? , ' .S,J etrycnnme aulpliate, 1 mem.
HT; Dressing Pads, sizes 1 and 2; Sutures, catS
chremicised and plain; Autoclave. sreriliVrr. Ann ,::
Ambrinc, 1 -lb. bars; Beric Acid, 324 mgm. tabs.; Fluid
Extract of Ginger; Formaldehyde Solution; Iodine Swabs-
T aaJ AitrnrA) fl'if) nnm 11
Sponges; Hospital and Infirmary Furniture; Surgical In
struments and Appliances; Medical Beeks and Dictionaries.
Full details of oil offerings In both sales are contained
in catttlegs which wi'J be sent en your request Vnt
Philadelphia catalog write: Surplus Property Section
Office Surgeon General, Munitions Building. Washlnlrtnr.,
S0, ?2?SSr,cap" Cu1t8,0 wltes QuartermastS "sSjhr
Officer, 1819 W. Pershing Read, Chicago, III. The Gevefn.
ment reserves the right te reject any or all bids.
ly closed their eyes, turned their baeka
and nut their trust In Ged.
But Cherry went en her way bliss
fully unaware of these mental reserve-
Mam, mm !. ...-a - t. .. 'fl2
sy," as she called her, was a geed sort,'
ana neitncr or them tee very serious
l.v the half -bantering suggestions as te
the proper conduct of Cherry's social
. There was net the slightest doubt as
te Ita-success. Everybody told her thai
she was lovely and quite all right In
every ether way. And Cherry belleveu
what everybody said. She waa a child
If any one had told her that the
conduct of the crowd of young people
with whom bhe consorted tended te de
moralize the tone of society, she would
have replied with perfect candor and
some resentment that tbey were all
straight as strings and as line a let as
anybody would find anywhere. And,
moreover, that, In 'se far as she per
tonally was concerned, the "tone of so
ciety" could go te the devil. If Dad
thought she was all right, nothing and
nobody else mattered., Perhaps if Dad
had taken pains te inquire aa te some
of the escapades of her set, he might
have undeceived her. But he didn't.
He was tee busy.
On tbe Sunday afternoons following
the meeting at the Oef Club, Cherry
was rather bored. The succession of
social activities with which the past
few weeks bad been crowded bad for
some rea en come te a pause leaving
her rather breathless and exhausted.
Dick Wilberforce wns away for the
nftcrnoen. Phoebe Mncklln had gene
moter-bonting with Jnck Spencer, and
tbe rest of the crowd bad made engage
ments. Te make the matter worse, this
was the dav her me'her chose for her
afternoon nt home, nnd, unless Cherry
speedily found something te de, she was
in for a trying afternoon in helping
her mother entertain a let of elder peo
ple from the city, some artistic and lit
erary celebrities, te the cultivation of
whom she had lately been turning her
talents. Having ''arrived" with the
people tnar reaiiv mattered, this harm
less hobby diverted her. A little Ju
dicious patronage of the arts added tone
Net a Laxative
Nujel is a lubricant- net a
medicine or laxative -go
When yen are constipated,
net enough of Nature's
lubricating liquid is pro
duced in the bowel te keep
the feed waste soft and
moving. Doctors prescribe
It acta Uke
it Try it to
day. A LUBRICANT-NOT A LAXATIVE
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net sure her entBuva Mi Tier-wema
be an Italian baritone who would rear,
: a writer of psctido-highbrew fiction
who always talked about himself, and
new nulntnr nt nnetralta who nU
lated lieldlni. There would also be
elder people, neighbors in town and
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