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BED CLOUD, KKBKABKA, CHIEF
THANKS TO DUANE, DAPHNE GETS THE CHANCE TO BE
COME AN ACTRESS-IF SHE CAN MAKE GOOD.
Synopsis. Clnv Wlmbnrn, a younR New Yorker on n vlHlt to Cleve
land, meets pretty Daphne Kip, whoso brother Ih In the fliuno olllco with
Clny In Wall street. After n whirlwind courtship they become engaged.
Clny buys nn engagement ring on credit and returns to New York.
Dnphnc ngrees to nn enrly marriage, and after extracting from her
money-worried father what she regnrda ns n sulllclent mini of money
for the purpose she goes to New York with her mother to buy her trout
scau. Daphne's brother, Bnynrd, has Just married and left for Europe
with his brldo, Leila. Daphno and her mother Install themselves In
Bayard's lint. Wlmburn Introduces Daphne and her mother to luxurious
New York life. Daphno meets Tom Dunne, man-nbout-town, who seems
grently nttr.ncted to her. Daphne accidentally discovers that Clay Is
penniless, except for his snlnry. Bnynnrd and his wlfo return to New
York unexpectedly. Tho three women set out on n shopping excursion
and tho two younger women buy expensive gowns, having them charged
to Bayard. Bayard Is furious over tho expense, seeing hard times
ahead. Dnphnc, Indignant, declares sho will earn her own living and
brenks her engagement with Clny.
Daphno bent her head so Qidckly
that his pressed lips touched her hnlr.
She flung backward and thrust him
away and broko from his hold.
"Aglil" sho groaned. "T suppose I
deserve tho Insult for trusting you."
"I didn't Intend It for nn Insult."
no followed her with plendlng arms.
She barked nwny and found herself
In n corner, flushed, furious, nt bny.
"How dnro you?" Bhe stormed, and
thought with nnusea h6v often tho
'phrnso hod been used and with what
It seemed to fall familiarly on his
car, for ho laughed comfortably. "How
can I help It?"
"If you touch mo I'll I'll hjt you."
IIo pntised, stared deep Into her
eyes. "Do you mean It?"
"Of course I mean It."
"I'm sorry," he nlghcd. "Hut won't
you let mo explain?"
"You don't hnyo to. It's nil my
fault for Inviting you here."
"Oh, no, I beg jou not to think that
I'm such n end."
"All right 1" ho murmured, and left
Sho heard his stick rnttlc as ho took
lit from tho umbrella Jar. She thought:
"There goes my opportunity my ca
reer I Well, let it go I It wasn't worth
, Duano appeared nt tho door again
to sny: "Oh, by the way, that Intro
Auction to Mr. lichen. Do you etlll
"No, thank you, not from you. Good
toy." Hq bowed farewell, then changed
his mind, entered the room ami snt
down, and motioned her to a sent as
If It were his house.
"Miss Kip, may T sny ono word to
you? I don't pretend to understand
you women people. I'm not suro now
Just how elncero you nre, Just how
much of n ninny you mny think mo for
being rebuffed eo easily. Experience
Is no guide. But well anyway
what I wnnted to say Is this thoro Is
iiardly any man that would even
lothcr n woman unwilling to bo both
ered If ho could only bo certain that
ho was really bothering her. Do I
ruako myself clear'"
"Not In tho least"
"Well, then, I ulvo up. But I must
leavo you n bit of advice. You say
you want to oarn money. If you do,
"And May I Arrange for You to Meet
on tho stage or In any other business,
you will meet a lot of men who will
feel It their duty to try to kiss you
at the first opportunity. It's not only
because you aro so pretty, for I really
bcllevo tho homeliest girls get tho
most kisses. Perhaps It's because
they're not so particular but, any
way, It's not because men nro villains
that they try to kiss women, but be
cause they'ro obliging. Thero Is an
old superstition I don't know how
false it Is, or how true; no man can
know but thero Is n tradition that
every woman expects every man she
meets to offer her nn Insult that's
tho technical term as soon as they
"Thnt fooling Is what women nro
going to run Into every tlmo they try
to force their way Into business. It
will dlo out, I suppose, to n certain ex
tent, ns you crowd Into our field. It
will bo one of the Inst privileges
you'll lose. You'ro nlrendy permitted
to stnnd up In street cars and go out
after dartc alone. By nnd by you will
have to make your advances to tho
men yourselves In tho frankest man
ner, Instead of subtly ns now."
Daphno broke In coldly, "That will
bo n very welcome day to most of us."
Somehow It did not sound convinc
ing to her. Thero wns grnvo convic
tion, however, In his response:
"It will bo n mighty welcome day
to us poor men, Miss Kip. For most
men haven't tho faintest deslro to
spoon with women. It's hard enough
for somo of them to keep their own
sweethearts and wives suillclently ca
ressed. Then there's another thing
If I'm not boring you I haven't mado
as long a speech slnco I was a school
boy and recited 'Spartacus to tho
"Go on, please," said Daphne. "A
woman doesn't often get tho chance
of hearing a man tell tho truth about'
Ilcr sarcasm chilled him a little, but
ho went on:
"I Just want to sny this It's nn old
man's advlco to a young woman go
ing Into business: when a man asks
for n Job ho brings references, nnd
they uro Investigated; or ho answers
a lot of questions, and ho Is given n
trial. Or when two men meet In n
club or elsewhero they shako hands.
Thnt hnndshnko Itself Is a kind of in
vestigation of chnracter. They learn
each other's politics nnd religion und
prejudices ns soon ns they can.
"So when n man meets n woman
ho is apt to bo thrown with n good
deal ho Is npt to say, 'What sort Is
she?' But tho thing that annoys n
man most about having to do business
with n woman Is tho fear that ho will
either compromise her or disappoint
her. That's tho llrt problem to get
out of tho wny; nnd there's nothing
easier for n womnn to do than to con
vince n man thnt sho doesn't want him
to try to lllrt with her If sho doesn't."
Daphno cried, "In heaven's name,
tell me how It's done."
"Tho way to convince him is to bo
convinced yourself. If you'ro sincere
he'll know It."
"But I wns sincere with you, and
you didn't know It."
"I didn't know It at first, but I soon
did I think nnd now that's what I'm
driving nt all this long while. If you'ro
going Into business competition with
men, play fair. Every now nnd then
ono of them, as soon as ho finds him
self ulono with you, will bo pollto
enough to Insult you. But tho nverngo
mn will let you alono If you'll let
him nlone. Supposo ho docs make a
mistaken advance, If you could bo
s.enslblo enough not to get mnd, not to
feel besmirched, but just tuko It as
a matter of course and sny frankly:
'No, thanks, I'm not Interested. I un
derstand you perfectly, but you needn't
bother,' or something Uko thnt, and
ny It honestly, tho rest would bo plain
"And now, if you'll forglvo me for
talking your arm off and If you'll provo
It by letting mo help you, I'll proinlso
never to kiss you or try to till till
you ask mo to."
Daphno laughed refreshedly at his
Impudence, and ho laughed, as well as
ho might. And they shook hands with
"And mny I arrange for you to meet
"I hato to nsk you now. I'vo no
right to troubla you. But I'm terribly
anxious ro get a Job."
"And I'm terribly anxious to get you
"You'ro awfully kind," sho said, nnd
led him to tho telephone.
Sho felt that it would ho Indellcnto
to listen, and went Imcic Into tho liv
ing room of tho apartment. There
Dunne Joined her In a few moments
Willi tJio terrirvini: n t icoltoti
w - rtrixz'r?; "iw 'arwwBA
had said that ho might hnvo a chance
to place her nt once If she could come
to his ofllce without dcluy.
Opportunity bouncing out nt her Uko
n Jack-lti-the-hox alarmed her. But
sho faced It plucklly. She put on her
hat with trembling hands nnd went
down In tho elevator with Dunne.
They went up In nn elevator nt ono
side of the lobby of tho theater nnd
stepped out nt Itehcn's ofllce door. A
number of somber nnd despondent
persons of a theatrical complexion
wero waiting there nlso, tho wretched
Lazaruscs of nrt.
Dunne spoke to n respectful ofllce
boy, who disappeared through n door
and returned to beckon him In. With
heart bounding high nnd bubbling nt.
her throat Daphno entered the theat
rical world by one of Its most gilded
The grcnt Tleben sat bulklly behind
an ornate table-desk and dismissed
n still more ornate stenographer with
n nod as ho rose to greet Duunc.
Dunno did tho honors: "Mr. Itcben,
I want to present you to Miss Kip,
Miss Daphne Kip."
Reben greeted her with sunvlty nnd
his eyes wero even more enthusiastic
thnn his words. Daphno was at her
suporlntlvo degree nnd nnxlety gave
her n wlstfulncss that was appealing
to Reben. Women's charms nnd wist
fulnesses made up n large port of his
wares In trade.
"Hnvo you had nny experience?"
"Never. I never spoko n piece in
I never seemed to caro for
"Better yet l Whnt makes you think
you want to act now?"
"Money. I want to earn monoy
"I see," snld Reben, nnd fell into n
profound meditation, studying Duphne
Dunne seized the opportunity to rise
nnd sny: "Well, I'll leave you two to
gether to talk terms. It would bo In
delicate for mo to know just how rich
Miss Kip is going to be."
Ho hnd no sooner gone than Reben's
manner changed slightly and Daphne's
courago vanished. Reben paced the
floor as ho talked. His path kept
slowly closing In around her like tho
Walls In Poe's story.
"You look like Miss Kemblo," he
said. "You hnvo somewhat the same
temperament. You llko her stylo of
piny. Thot may bo your line. I can't
tell. Of courso I don't know how well
you can net. Perhaps you never could.
Kcmblo Is grcnt, but sho comes of tin
old theatrical family. Of courso you
have ono grent capital your beaut;
for you nro very beautiful, Miss Kip,
very. Let mo seo your eyes I"
Ho hnd a right to nsk If ho wero
going to biro her eyes, but sho looked
up cravenly, for tho burly sntrap was
leaning over her. Ills left hand wns
on the arm of tho chnlr, his right on
tho hnck of It. Ills left hand was grad
ually enveloping hers. It wns u fat,
hot hand, nnd his faco was so close
that It was blurred In her vision.
Then sho remembered Dunne's
words. Sho controlled herself enough
to put them to tho test.
She pretended to look coldly Into
Reben's face, and she snld, with n
bravo show of calm: "Mr. Reben, I
didn't como here to lllrt with you nnd
I don't Intend to. I came hero for ti
Job as an actress. If this sort of thing
Is a necessary part of tho job I'll go
Reben bneked nwny nnd stared nt
her. IIo was rendered foolish by her
rebuff and ho stammered, "Why, I
I meant no harm."
Sho went on with the Dunno system
of treatment : "I know you didn't. You
mennt to bo polite, but you don't have
to bo so pollto to me. I don't expect
It nnd I don't llko It."
"All right, nil right 1" Reben growled
pacing tho floor ngnln, but In n con
stantly receding path. Ho did not
speak. IIo felt that ho had made a
fool of himself, and ho was cmbur
rasscd. Daphne was so frightened with her
success thnt sho got to her feet, say
ing: "I supposo this means that you
don't want mo to work for you. It's
true, then, what they say about tho
"Nonsense I Of courso not! Itot!
I never see most of my people except
nt rehearsals or performances. I've
never spoken to three-quarters of 'cm.
If you want n Job you can have It, and
no concessions are necessary. You
don't hnvo to niako lovo to tnc. You
mnko lovo to tho audience, and If you
can capture that you can slap my faco
ovcry time you boo me."
Daphno was astounded. Sho was
engngcdl Sho was exultant and
thrilled with gratitude to Duano for
Introducing her to this marvelous op
portunity and for tho wisdom of his
Behcn said: "Tho general under
study of tho Kemhlo company has
grown tired of waiting for n chnnco
to appear In public. She's quitting mo
this week for a small p:irt In u road
Von cnii have her pluco If
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"You bet er Indeed I do. How
often does an understudy piny?"
"As rurely as possible."
Daphne's Joy turned to lead.
Reben added: "Hut we don't pay by
performances. I'll pay you twenty
live a week. You wanted money.
There's n little of It for a start. Do
you want It?"
"Will It lead to anything better?"
"Am I to understudy Miss Kenihle?"
"Ye, und all the other women
"And when do you suppose I'll got a
chance to play Miss Keinblc's part?
"Never, I hope."
"That's encouraging I"
"If Miss Kemblu fell ill we'd ordi
narily refund the money, because she's
the star. But sometimes we might
have to give n performance at short
notice. Chances in the other pnrts
might come nny day."
"And you'll give me n better chance
when you can?"
"Indeed I will. If you hnve the gift,
the sooner I Und It out nnd the hnrder
I work it the more money I make.
The more you earn the more I make.
I'd like to pay you ten thousand n
"I'd like to have you. All right,
Ho pressed a button on his desk
once, then twice. The olllce boy ap
peared, followed by tho stenographer.
Reben said to the boy: "Is Mr. Bat
terson here? Send him to me." To
the stenographer ho said: "Fill out u
contract for Miss KIi Miss What's
the first name? Miss Daphne Kip.
Salary, twenty-five. Make it n three
Reben motioned her absently to her
chnlr and said, rather for Duaue's
sake than for hers, sho felt: "Sit
down, won't you, till the contracts
come? nnd pnrdon mo If I "
IIo finished the phrase by the deed.
The ofllce routine went on and Daphne
might have been tho chulr she sat In,
for nil the attention ho paid her. She
felt rather ungnllantly Ignored. Still,
sho hnd usked to be treated on n
business basis. Ho was taking her
nt her word.
Before tho contracts wero ready
Mr. Batterson appeared. He was one
of Reben's stage managers, n worried,
emotional little mnn, worn to shreds
with his task of stimulating nnd cor
recting the emotions by which others
earned their wages and fame.
Reben Introduced him to Daphne
nnd "explained her new ofllce. Batter-
son seemed nono too well pleased with
tho news that Dnphno was Ignorant
of stngo work to tho last degree. He
had found it hard enough to mnkc the
experienced actors read their lines us
they must bo read and keep on rend
ing them so. To tench this dramatic
Infant how to walk und talk was nn
He took Daphne Into his ofllce nnd
pulled out u set of parts. When she
stumbled over them ho cast his eyes
henvenwurd In his swift impatience.
IIo explained them with u vinegary
gentleness. He talked to her of the
canons of Interpretation. He walked
through her scenes and spoke her lines
lor her again and again and yet again.
But somehow he could not teach her.
Ho tried everything but beating
her. Ho llattered her, wheedled her,
parodied, satirized, rebuked her, and
occasionally he cursed her. She did
not rebel even against his profanity,
because she had no confidence In her
self to support her resistance. She
felt that she was far worsa than ho
said sho was whea lie said sho was
worst. Sho used all her funds of res
olution In keeping froni throwing down
tho part nnd running nwny In tears.
Sho hnd nono left for asserting her
right to politeness.
Once Daphne wab out In tho street
again and released from tho ordeal of
pleasing Batterson, youth and ambi
tion brought hope hack again. Broad-
1 way nt twilight was athrob with on
thuslnsm nnd sho caught zest from the
crowds. She was going home to study,
carrying her little set of textbooks like
a schoolgirl. But sho felt the wings
pf conquest fledging nt her nnklcs or
tho wheel of fortuno spinning under
Her very tlrst effort hnd succeeded.
Sho was a woman with a salary. She
would bo no longer a pnraslto on any
mnn. She had n career and a business
nB well as the best of them.
ner mother was at homo alone.
Leila had gone from that tea party
to, another to which Mrs. Kip was not
invited, Daphne's mother greeted her
with relief. Sho told her news with a
gush of enthusiasm. It left Mrs. Kip
cold, very cold.
Sho was a pious, church-going wom
an, Mrs. Kip. She had always looked
upon the theater as a training school
for tho still lower regions. Sho went
to plays occasionally, but usually with
a feeling of dissipation and world! I
ncss. Besides It was ono thing to see
plays and another to act them.
Daphno tried to reason her mother
out of her backwoods prejudices, but
sho only frightened her tho more. Mrs.
Kip retired to her room to wrlto nn
urgent telegram to her husband de
manding that he come on nt ouco und
rescue his child. She always called on I
him in an emergency and he always
Leila came homo eventually full of
gossip nnd triumph. Her Dutllh gown
hnd mado n tremendous success; the
other women wanted to murder her.
Mrs. Kip broko In on her chronicles
with the dismal announcement of
Daphne's new insanity. Leila' wns al
most as bitter In opposition ns Mrs.
Kip had been, but from quite another
motive. Lelln had aristocratic Im
pulses nnd looked forward to social
splendors. Sho would gain no help
from the fact that her husband's sister
was n theatrical struggler.
Daphne escaped nn odious battle
with her by referring to the need of
close study, and retreated Into her
own room, locking her mother out.
She stayed there, repeating her lines
over and over and trying to remember
the action thut went with them ns
Miss Kemlile had played It. She had
a quick memory, but the Intonation of
the lines gave her extraordinary dlfll
She remembered one of Miss Kern
ble's most delicious effects. "She came
on the stage unannounced nnd, pnus
jug In the doorwny, smiled whimsically
mid said, "How do you do?" That was i
all Just "How do you do?" But she
The Next Day Batter6on Telephoned
Her That He Had Called a Rehear
sal With the Company.
uttered It so dellclously that n ripple
of joy ran through the nudlence. ,
Daphne tried to master the trick of It,
but with no success. She snld "How !
do you do?" In dozens of wnys, with
no result except to render the phrases
Daphne Hung down the pnrt she wo
studying and flung away ambition, nnd
went out to tell the family that she
agreed with them.
Sho was confronted by Leila in a
role of despair. Bayard hnd tele
phoned thnt he could not get home for
dinner. IIo would not be homo In
tlmo to tnko Leila to the theater aa
ho had promised.
Lelln was in n frenzy. She had noth
ing to do but wnlt for her man tc
come and take her somewhere.
Daphne understood the tragedy of the
modern wife: dowered wlthTrccdom,
pampered with amusements, deprived
of the blessing of toll, unaccustomed
to seragllnn torpor, she must yet wult
on the whims or necessities of her h.is
bnnd. Daphne reconsidered her decisions
Better nil tho difficulties and heart
aches of tho actress-trade than this
prison loaflng of wifely existence. She
had something to do.
Tho next day Batterson telephoned
her thnt he had called n rehearsal
with the compnny. Daphne went to
the theater in terror. The stnge
looked utterly- forlorn with the actors
nnd actresses standing about In their
street clothes. Under the bright lights
with the people made up nnd tho au
dience In full bloom, like n vnst gar
den, thero would bo Impersonality nnd
stimulation ; but the present scone was
ns doleful ns tho funernl of an unpop
Courage wns largely a matter of her
superself forcing her reluctnnt feet
forwnrd. A soldier ordered to leave
n bombproof shelter for nn ndvance,
a playground of shrapnel, has Just th
struggle with Ills vuso-motor system
that Daphno had with hprs.
With the kindliest smile an amiable
wolf ever woro Batterson Invited the
fluttering lamb to come to the stream
nnd drink. Dnphno enmo forward In
n trance nnd heard Batterson say:
"Ladles and gentlemen Miss Kip,
our new understudy, dlvo her all the
help you can."
Miss Kcmblo had graciously chosen
to ho present for that purpose, though
tho result was only to lncrense Dnph
no's embarrassment. An Imitation In
tho presence of the living model was
n double load to curry.
Daphne'o hopes of becoming
great actress receive a rudo
shock, but sho Is given a chance
to show what she can do, and
again It Is Duane to whom she
owes the chance. She Is afraid
of the obligation under which
she Is placed, but Duane as
sures her that she can repay
him In the end.
(TO BI3 CONTINUED.)
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