Boston Post from Boston, Massachusetts on June 12, 1920 · Page 29
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THE BOSTON POST SUNDAY MAGAZINE Do You Know That- Carmel Myers has si^ed a tliree-year contract to star in Universal pictures? Edward Langford is to be Dorothy Dalton’s leading man in "This Man—This Woman"? It is true that Priscilla D^an and W’heeler Oakum are married? Myrtle Lind became the bride of F. A. Gesell on Feb. 25? Alex Onslow is playing a leading part with Elsie Ferguson in "Sacred and Profane Ix)ve" on the legitimate stage? Thurston Hall will play in stock in Cleveand during the summer? Griffith's next is- "Black Beach"? Maurice Tourneur will direct Max Linder? Jesse I^sky and Oliver Morosco are going to star Wallace'Reid in a legitimate production? Charles Meredith was recently married to Melba Meising, a non-professional? Casson Ferguson is with Goldwyn? Cleo Madison will play opposite Bert Lytell in "The Temple of Dawn"? Wallace MacDonald and Marjorie Daw will be seen in "The Girl From the Sky?” Wanda Hawley’s first starring vehicle is to be "Miss Hobbs"? Gloria Hope is playing opposite Owen Moore in "A Desperate Hero”? Martha Mansfield is Thomas Meighan’s new leading lady? Montagu I>ove is Alma Ruben’s screen bridegroom in "The World and His Wife”? Peggy Pearce is with Universal? Franklyn Famum and Mary Anderson are co-starring in productions for Selig? L. V. Jefferson is writing a new serial for Jack Hoxie? Jose Collins is starring in "Nobody’s Child"? Justine Johnstone will play opposite Taylor Holmes in "Nothing but Lies"? Taylor Holmes will return to the legitimate stage in "Tomorrow’s Price"? Thomas Persse died at his home in Venice, Cab? Sam Sothem died on March 21? Harrison Ford, Jack Mulhall, Lila Lee and Helen Jerome Eddy will support Wanda Hawley in "Miss Hobbs"? Margaret I^oomis has signed a contract to appear in I^sky productions for the next five years? Foirest Stanley is playing opposite Alice Lake in her next Metro production? Jane Novak is suing her husband, Frank * Newberg, for divorce? Darrell Foss is May Allison’s new leading man? Clarence Seymour, the little Griffith player, died on April 25? Pauline Frederick has left Goldwyn and joined Robertson-Coll? Marguerite Clark has left Famous Players? Mary Pickford’s new picture " ’Op o’ Me Thumb," will be released as "The Duchess of Suds"? Ethel Clayton has renewed her contract with Lasky? Faire Binney will support Georges Carpentier in his first production? Shirley Mason’s next will be called "The Little Pagan”? Maurice Costello is with Selznick? Harry Benham is playing opposite Alice Joyce m "The Prey”? Rod La Rocque is making a second picture for Burton King called "The Common Sin”? Grace Darling plays opposite him. James W. Morrison is leading man in an all-star cast of "Tomorrow,” directed by Ashley Miller for Community Pictures? Ethel Barrymore will make “Dcclassee" for the screen? Martha Mansfield has been signed to star in a series of Selznick pictures? Colleen Moore’s real name is Kathleen Morrison? Harry Houdini’s father is a rabbi? Lila Lee has renewed her contract with Lasky? Ramsey Wallace will play opposite Eileen Percy in “Her Honor, the Mayor"? In the future Douglas McLean will be starred alone in Ince productions? Jack Perrin was recently married to Josephine Hill? Sheldon Lewis is doing "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" in vaudeville? Bebe Daniels and Thomas Meighan are to be Rcalart’s new stars next season? Gladys Hulette will play opposite James Morrison in “Tomorrow”? There’s a new baby boy at Tom Forman’s hoase? Have You Heard That- Mary Miles Minter was christened Juliet Shelby? Olive Thomas was christened Olivette Duffy? Jack Pickford was christened John Smith? Ann Little was christened Mary Brooks? Dorothy Phillips^ was christened Mary ' Stribble? - Alan Forest was christened Alan Fisher? Bessie Ivove was christened Juanita Horton? June Caprice was christened Helen Lawson? John Barrymore was christened John Blythe? Wanda Hawley was christened Selma Pittack? Arthur Ashley was christened Arthur A^? Marcia Manon was christened Camille Aukewich? . Ina Claire was christened Claire Faban? Irene Castle was christened Irene Foote? ^ Marie Doro was christened Marie Stuart? Marjorie Daw was christened Marguerite j House? / Franklyn Famum was christened Willianl Smith? Peggy Hopkins was christened Margaret Upton? Gloria Hope was christened Olive Francis? ■ Ralph Kellard was christened Thomas J. J. Kelly? I.XDU-Tellegen was christened Idior Vaa Dammeter? l Shirley Mason was christened Lconie Flu* grath? 3BBc*tarra.*r 9-w:sK^.am 4 F/f'C“ÎPor</ Torpedo Fifteen Years Plus Five Words Equals a . Score of Trouble and—Happiness *HEN a legacy amounting to a million and a half falls upon a healthy youngster of 21 it generally brings about complications. It did so in the case of Jimmy Montague. Jimmy dev’eloped amazing kinks. He contracted the worst case of speed mania known in the state, set up a keflnel and a racing establishment, to use the words of Phil Hammond, Hopeville’s town marshal, "Unloosed so much petty deviltry that you’d wonder he hadn’t blown up trying to contain himself till the legacy came along.” And then one day in spring, 12 months after old Granny Montague died, Jimmy fell in love. He fell in love with the sweetest, prettiest girl in Dutchess county. Her name was Helen Curtiss and her beauty so dazzled Jimmy that he immediately forgot his 90 h. p. machine, his five bull dogs, his horses and polo ponies and all other attractions that had made life bearable up to the moment his eyes fell upon the fair Helen. Jimmy met the girl at a dance given at the Hallington home, and sitting out upon the piaziza with a white-faced moon swinging low above the horizon, he told her that she was the one and only girl for him in the w'ide, wide world. He offered her his life, the bulldog quintet, Tatherhan (the big house that came with the million and a half) and everything else he owned. Helen blushed as he laid his possessions at her feet. She told Jimmy tliat she liked him very much, and as Jimmy drove her home that evening the big racing car sang to him a song of happiness as it swept up the long drive to Bramblewood. * ♦ * ♦ Jimmy Montague’s love grew greater. It came between him and the cars. It made him dislike the wrinkle-faced bull dogs that had been specially imported for him. It made him hate the clubs to which he belonged. He wanted Helen Ciutiss, wanted her more than anything else in the world. And then, just as Jimmy’s love came to a point where it was impossible for him to fight against it, his hopes went to the ground with a crash that shattered them to atoms. It w^as at the Bamleys’ ball that Helen with moist eyes and trembling lips told Jimmy that she could not keep the half promise which she had given him on the moonlit night they had sat upon the piazza at Hallington House. "But, why?” cried Jimmy. "You like me, don’t you?” "Yes,” whispered Helen, "But Daddy says ” She stopped and glanced up at Jimmy who looked particularly woebegone and wretched. "Please go on,” he cried. "Tell me w^hat your father says.” "Oh I don’t like to tell you,” whispered Helen. "You see, he—he ------” Once again she paused, and Jimmy Montague, moving a step nearer, stammered words which her look of agony brought to his mind.’ “He doesn’t like me?” he cried. Helen ded her head nodslowly. "He doesn’t Jimmy,” By James Francis Dwyer Illustrated by Ray Hammell she breathed. "Oh, I don’t know why, but—but he doesn’t like you. He—he’s very much upset and he—he said things about you, Jimmy.” "What things?” "He said that—^that, oh, I can’t tell you I” "Please!” "But you’ll be annoyed.” "No, I won’t. I promise I won’t.” "Well, he said, he said that he didn’t think that you —oh, I shouldn’t tell you, Jimmy.” "Please, Helen, please.” "You know,” she gasped, "Daddy says that—that your behavior—oh, Jimmy, he said that you—that you weren’t a proper young man for me to be seen with.” "Oh, Lord!” gasped Jimmy. "Oh, I say, that’s a' knockout! That’s too rough! Why—w'hy, Helen, I’ve —I’ve done nothing to make him say that. I’ve—oh. Lord!” Jimmy Montague ran his fingers through his brown hair and stared at the girl he loved. Helen was sobbing. Now that she had told Jimmy what her father had said, her pity for the young man increased amazingly. She thought that he was badly treated and the look of misery upon Mr. Montague’s face touched her heart. "Oh, I’m so sorry!” she cried impulsively. "I’m sorry that I told you, Jimmy, but—but I had to tell you. I like you very much, so I had to give you a reason why—■ why I can’t see you any more.” Jimmy Montague felt that he was only three inches high at that moment. His life during the preceding 18 months ran before his eyes like a drunken film. All the little reckless actions that he had been guilty of ^ bobbed up and shook accusing fingers at him. Jimmy remembered the incident at Lamberts’ Cafe when he had bet a level hundred that he could aim a champagne bottle at old Judge Hoskins, whose forehead stopped the cork just as he lifted his glass to a friend at the next table. In the melee that ensued Jimmy lost the supper which he had ordered, lost a perfectly new silk hat, and on the following morning was fined $50. Then there were other things. He had‘smashed the minister’s carriage to kindling wood when his racer had skidded in Main street. Of course, Jimmy had bought a new carriage for the minister but he had so shocked the good man’s nerves that whenever Jimmy appeared in the landscape, the clergyman hurried by back ways to the pai^age. There were a score of other happinengs of much the same kind and as Jimmy reviewed them he began to think that Justin Curtiss had really some ground for prohibiting his daughter from speaking to him. "But, oh, Helen,” he cried, "I’ve—I’ve done nothing really wrong! Not really wrong, you understand. All of those little things that your father has heard of don’t amoimt to much.” 1 "Oh, I know, Jimmy,” cried the girl, “but father ia strict. He—^he has told me not to speak to you again.'*) "But he doesn’t know me!” stammei^ Jimn^l "He’s only heard tales about me. I’ve never nMt him in' my life, Helen! If I could speak to him ” ' "I—I suggested that,” she quavered. "I wanted him. to meet you, Jimmy, but he said that he didn’t wish to speak to you. He won’t Jimmy. He won’t! Oh, Jim-i^ my. I’m so unhappy! "When Helen Curtiss’ wonderful I lips made the admission, the moisture in Jimmy’s ey^ mobilized immediately and two tears advanced slowly down his cheek. It was the first time that Jimmy Montague had shed tears since early childhood. The town' marshal after many fights with Mr. Montague had said' that Jimmy was a sort of fellow that when you kicked' him would turn roimd and bite your ankle, and Jimmy was mortally ashamed of the weakness he displayed before the girl he wanted to be his bride. "Can you meet me at the top of Appletrce Hill tomorrow?” he cried. "No, Jinuny,” said Helen, "I promised Daddy that I wouldn’t meet you again. Oh, I can’t meet you, Jimmy, I can’t, and I’m—I’m so unhappy.” "I think he’s all wrong, Helen,” gasped Jimmy. "I’ve done nothing much. Perhaps if he looked back at—at his own life when he was my age.” “Oh, don’t Jimmy!” sobbed the girl, "Don’t say anything against _daddy.” "Fm not saying anjrthing against him,” cried Jimmy, "but everybody laiows everything I’ve done. The .whole town knows my faults. You know, Helen, there was a’ fellow in London, a bishop or a canon or something who everybody thought was the holiest man in London, and some joker sent hirn a tel^am saying: "Everything iSj discovered, beat it!” and say, Helen, he hasn’t been heard of since. Don’t you see that all my little sins are knownj to the w'hole town but ” "Jimmy, Jimmy, you mustn’t!” sobbed the girl#; "You mustn’t, Jimmy. Good-by, I’ve got to go. Good-j bv! Good-by!” On the afternoon following the farewell meeting be-; tween Jimmy Montague and Helen Curtiss, a telegraph' messenger made his way slowly up the road leading to the Curtiss home. The messenger was in no hurry.] He stopped to pelt stones at a squirrel family picnicking beneath a big tree on the avenue. ^He spent five minutes ' in the futile pursuit of a green lizard and he was much j concerned about a bluejay that sat upon a lower limb of a maple. , A watcher in a shady lane that branched off from the < road made remm-ks about the dilatory messenger. The | watcher was Jimmy Montague. He sat in his racing cai>^

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