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THE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE. NORTH PLATTE, NEQRA8KA.
KML VAN VODSTLWca;
cofiYvcrrer the oobbs-mcwvllccmpahy'
T Comto do Bnforon, captain of French
cavalry, tnkpg to his qunrtors lo rnlso by
Imnd a motherless Irish terrier pup, am!
mimes It Pltchouno. Ho dines with tho
Starqtilno d'EscllKnnc and meets Miss
Julia Hcdmond, Amorlcnn heiress, who
flings for him an English hullad that
lingers In his memory. Trying to savo
I'ltchouno's Ufa, ho declines a second In
vitation to dinner becauso of a "very slrk
friend." No more lnvltutlons cotno from
tho Clmtoau d'EscIlgnnc. Pltchoune,
though lamo from his accident, thrives
and In devoted to Ills mnster. Hahron and
I'ltehouno meet tho Marquise and Miss
Hcdmond and after tho Btory of Pltchouno
fa told Bnbron Is forgiven and Invited to
dlnnor again. Sabron Is ordered to Al
giers. CHAPTER VI Continued.
Pltchouno, whoao oyes had followed
jtho cat out of sight, sprang upon hla
roastor and scomod qulto ready for
,tho now departure.
"I shall at least have you," Sabron
Said. "It will bo your first campaign.
Vo shall havo some famous runs and
I shall Introduce you to a camel and
tnako you acquainted with several
'donkeys, not to speak of tho historic
'Arab stcods. You will see, my friend,
Hint there aro othor animals besides
yourself In creation."
" A tologram for mon capltalne."
Urunot camo In with tho bluo envelop
hlch Sabron toro open.
You will talto with you neither horsos
It was an ordor from tho minister of
war, just such a ono as was sent to
Bomo half-dozen othor young ofilcers,
nil of whom, no doubt, felt more or
Sabron twisted tho tologram, put It
In tho flroplaco and lighted his ciga
rette with It, watching Pltchouno who,
finding himself a comfortablo corner
n tho armchair, had sottlod down for
"So," nodded tho young man aloud,
"I shall not oven havo Pltchouno."
Ho smoked, musing. In tho rigid dis
cipline of his soldlor's life ho was used
to obedience. His softcnod eyes, how
ever, and his nervous lingers as they
pulled at his mustache, showed that
Jtlio command had touched him.
"What shall I do with you, old fel
low?" Although Sabron's voico was low,
fho dog, whoso head was down upon
lis paws, turned his bright brown
oyes on his master with so much con
fidence and affection that it completed
(the work. Sabron walked across tho
floor, smoking, thot spurs on his heels
clanking, tho light' shining on his bril
liant boots and on his uniform. Ho
,was a splondld-looklng man with race
and breeding, and ho comblnod with
his mascullno forco tho gentlcuoss of
"They want mo to bo lonoly," ho
thought "All that tho chlofs consldor
Is tho soldier not tho man oven tho
companionship of my dog Is denied
be. What do they think I am going
to do out thoro In tho long eastern
Bvenlngs?" Ho rofloctod. "What does
pho world oxpect an uncompanionod
Xvnndoror to do?" . Thoro are many
things and tho loss thought about
pom, tho bettor.
"A lottor for MonBlour lo Capltaino."
Crunot roturnod with a note which ho
presented stiffly, and Pltchouno, who
Jchoso In his little brain to imagine
llrunot an lntrudor, Bprang from tho
chair llko lightning, ruBhed at tho
faorvnnt, Bolred tho leg of his panta
loons and began to worry thorn, growl
ing, nrunot regarding him with adora
tion. Sabron had not thought aloud
the last words of tho tologram, which
jao had used to light his cigarotto.
. . . Nor will it bo necessary to tako
f personal sorvant. Tho lndlganos aro
Ah ho took tho letter from Brunot'B
Balvor ho eald curtly s
I "I am ordorod to Alglors and I shall
hot tako horses nor Pltchoune."
Tho dog, at mention of his name,
hot Brunct's log freo and stood qulot,
Ills head lifted.
"Nor you either, mon bravo llru-
ot." Sabron put his hand on his
ervant's shoulder, tho first familiarity
had over shown a man who sorved
ltn with doYotlon, and who would
avo given his lifo to savo his mas
ere. "Tiioso," Bald tho olllcor curtly,
'aro tho ordors from headquarters, and
ho least said about thorn tho bottor."
Tho ruddy oheek of tho servant
turned palo. Ho mechanically touched
1 "Blon, mon Capltalne," ho mur
mured, with a littlo catch In his voice,
lie stood ut attention, then wheeled
and without bolng dismissed, stalked
out of tho room.
Pltchouno did not follow, ito ro-
alned Immovable llko a littlo dog cut
rom bronze; ho understood who
hall say how much of tho convorsa-
Ion 7 Sabron throw away hla ciga
etto, thon road hla lottor by tho man-
lopleco, loaning his arm upon It. Ho
eud slowly. Ho had broken tho seal
felowly. It was tho first lrttteMio had
ever seon In this handwriting. It was
.written In French and ran thuh:
Monsieur My aunt wishes mo to ask
pou If you will come to us for a little
tnuslcalo tomorrow afternoon. We liopo
you will be free, and I hope, she addod.
that you will bring Pltchoune, Not that
I think ho will enro for tho music, hut
afterward porhnps ho will run with us as
wo walk to the guto. My aunt wishes mo
to ray thnt sho hns learned from tho col
onel that you havo been ordered to Al
giers. In this way sho says that wo shall
havo an opportunity of wishing you bon
voyngo, and I say I tiopo Pltchouno will
bo a comfort to you.
Tho lottor ended in tho usual formal
Fronch fashion. Sabron, turning tho
lottor and roreadlng it, found that it
complotod the work that had been go
ing on in his lonely henrt. Ho stood
Pltchouno laid himself down on the
rug, his bright littlo head between his
paws, his affcctlonato oyes on his mas
ter. The firelight shono on them both,
tho musing young ofilccr and tho al
most human-hearted littlo beast. So
Brunet found thorn when ho camo In
with tho lamp shortly, and as ho set
It down on tho table and Its light
shono on him, Sabron, glancing at tho
ordonnanco, saw that his eyes wore
nid, and liked him nono tho less for It
CHAPTER VII. '
A Soldier's Dog.
"It is JuBt as I thought," ho told
Pltchouno. "I took you into my lifo,
you littlo rascal, agalnBt my will, and
now, although It's not your fault, you
aro making mo regrot It I shall end,
Pltchouno, by being a cynic and mls
ogynist, and loam to mako idols of
my career and my troops alone. Aftar
all, they may bo tiresome, but thoy
don't hurt as you do, and some othor I servant?.
UllHftD HO WOU. Hnlirnn 0,nnr 1,1a 1,,1
rucnoune, Doing invnou to uie nrunPt wnni.i nnt h. nt.io to imon
I 1 i t-..A -HIT. II I . w w
juumuaiu ui uiu unuiuuu u .uciiguui:, i.i.n
wuui luung whh Ilia maaiur, luiuiiUB uu- "Ah!" nhn hrpnthwl. "Hn la Innlttnr-
for a homo? Is ho? If so, would you
might I take caro of Plt
Tho Frenchman impulsively put out
cd almost hostllely on the gorgeous
marqulso In her red gown. Ho felt
that sho was glad to havo him go. Ho
wanted to say: "1 shall cotno back,
however; I shall como back and when
I return" . . . but ho know that
such a boast, or even such n hope was
His colonol had told him only tho
day hoforo that Miss Redmond was
ono of tho richest Amorlcan heiresses,
and thcro was a question of a duko ot
a prince and henven only know what
In tho way of titles. As tho marquis?
moved away her progress was some'
thing llko the rolling of an olcganl
velvet chair, and whllo his feelings
wcro still disturbed Miss Hcdmond
crpssed the room to him. Bcforo Sab
ron qulto knew how they had boon
ublo to oscapo tho others or leavo the
room, he was standing with her in the
winter garden whero tho sunlight
camo In through trellises and the
porfumo of tho warmed, plants was
heavy and sweet. Bcforo them flowed
tho Rhone, golden In the winter's light
The bluo river swept its waves around
old Tnrascon and tho battlements of
King Rene's towers.
"You aro going to Algiers tomorrow,
Monsieur do Sabron?" Miss Redmond
smiled, and how wob Sabron to real-
Izo that sho could not very well havo
wept there and then, had sho wished
to do BO?
"Yes," ho said. "I adoro my regi
ment I lovo my wt,.-k. I havo al
ways wanted to see colonial service."
"Havo you? It is delightful to find
one's ambitions and desires satisfied,"
said Miss Redmond. "I have always
longed to see tho desert. It must bo
boautlful. Of course you are going to
"Ah!" exclaimed Sabron, "that is
Just what I am not going to do."
"What!" sho cried. You aro never
going to leavo that darling dog be
I must, unfortunately. .My superior
ofilcers do not allow mo to- tako horses
or dogs, or oven my servant"
"Heavens!" she exclaimed. "What
brutes thoy aro! Why, Pltchouno will
dlo of a broken heart." Then she
said: "You aro leaving him with your
hind tho captain's horso. It was a
heavenly January day, soft and mild,
full of sunlight and delicious odors,
and over tho towers of King Reno's
castlo the sky banners wore mado of ,,, lmnd und sho lald hcr own ln lt
The olllcor found tho house full of
pooplo. Ho thought it hard that ho
might not havo had ono moro Intimate
picture to add to his collection. When
ho entered tho room a young, man was
playing a violoncello. Thoro waB a
group at tho piano, and among the peo
ple tho only ones ho clearly saw were
tho hostess, Mndamo d'Escllgnac in
a gorgeous velvet frock, then Miss
"You are too good," ho murmured.
Thank you. Pltchoune will thank
Ho kissed her hand. That was all.
From within the salon came tho
noise of voices, and tho bow of tho
violoncellist was beginning a now con
certo. Thoy stood looking at each
other. No condition could havo pro
vonted lt although tho Marquise
d'Escllgnac was rolling toward them
He Stood Long Musing.
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WWnMiii nil mi iT T5?rg
Redmond, who stood by tho window, across tho polished Hoor of tho music-
nstoning to tho music. Sho saw mm room. As though Sabron realized that
como ln and smilod to him, and from ho might never soo this lovely young
mat moment nis oyes naruiy lott nor. WOman acnln. nrobablv never would
What tho music waB that afternoon Heo her, and wanted before he loft to
tho Count do Sabron could not havo havo aomothlug made clear, ho asked
"Could you, Mademoisollo, In a word
or two toll mo tho meaning of tho Eng
lish song you sang?"
Sho flushed and laughed slightly,
"Well, lt is not very easy to put It
In prose," she hoaltated. "Things
sound so dlfforontly ln music and
pootry; but It moans," sho said ln
Fronch, bravely, "why, It 1b a sort of
prayer that sorneono you lovo very
much should be kept safo night and
day. That's about all. Thoro is a lit
tle sadness ln it, as though," and her
cheoks glowed, "as If thoro' was a sort
of separation. It moans . . ."
"Ah!" breathod tho officer deeply,
"I understand. Thank you."
And just then Madamo d'Escllgnac
rolled up between thom and with an
unmlBtakablo satisfaction presented to
her nleco tho gentleman she had se
(TO HE CONTINUED.)
Your Own Home.
William L. Price In "Tho House of
tho Democrat," gave us a description
of lib ideal dwelling In words so go
nial and simplo, and full of such pic
turesque fooling, that they seem a fit
ting preface to an article on tho plan
ning of n homo. "Tho rooms," ho
said, "shall bo ample and low; wldo-
to Bomo wild doed, such as crossing
tho room violently, putting his hand
over her slender ono and saying:
"I am a soldier: I havo nothing but a
soldlor'a lifo. I am going to Africa
tomorrow. Como with mo; I want you.
Vice-President Now Has a Nice Flag for Himself
ASHINQTON. Vice-President Thomas R. Marshall has a flag of his own
ana lt 1b an ofilclal banner. This means that every time ho visits an
American warship and is piped over tho Bide he will enjoy tho pleasurable
emotion of knowing that the v. P
flag is fluttering from tho masthead
Tho V. P. flag Is a snow-white
square of bunting, on a field of which
is a bhlo bird representing tho eagle
ln tho coat of arms of tho United
States. This makes the V. P. flag the
reverse ot tho president's flag, which
consists of the coat of arms of the na
tlon on a bluo field. This Is the first
tlmo in tho history of tho American
navy that there haB been prescribed
for vlco-preBldent a distinctive flag
to bo displayed on naval vessels -while he is on board ono of them
It remained for Secretary Daniels to provide Mr. Marshall with a flag
It grew out of tie fact that Vlce-Prealdent Marshall waB going to San Fran
cisco to represent President Wilson at the Panama-Pacific exposition. When
tho president arranged for himself to be represented ln this manner, and
plans wero mado for tho vice-president to bo received on board the armored
cruiser Colorado, tho flagship of Admiral Howard, it occurred to Secretary
Daniels that a moro fitting reception in the attendant ceremonies should b
accorded him than those previously prescribed. Hence tho new flag.
This new flag has now been permanently prescribed for tho vice-president
In tho futuro and will horeafter be displayed on ships of tho navj
whenever tho vice-president Is on board.
Tho ceremonies attending a visit of the president to a ship of the navj
Include tho manning of the rail by the crow, hoisting his flag and firing a
saluto of 21 guns upon his arrival, and hauling down his flag and firing
a second saluto upon his departure from the ship. The honors given the
vice-president wero formerly tho same as those given the president, ex
cept that tho rail was not manned by tho crew and tho salute of 19 guns
was given only upon his departure, and the national colors were dlB
played during tho salute.
What National Bird Reserves Do for the Farmer
IT Is believed In Washington that tho farmers ln many parts ot the United
States have little idea of tho extent to which tho federal government goes
to protect them and their interests from harm. Department of agriculture
officials have often cried out against
tho wanton slaughter of birds, declar
ing that, these birds wero necessary to
keep down tho insect pests and there
by protect tho farmers' crops, but
thoy have not stopped at this. With
out much ado, they havo been select
ing tho qulot, Isolated nooks of tho
country as bird reserves, as places
whero tho blrdB could go and under
the protection of the authorities rear
their young in security and comfort.
At tho present tlmo thero aro 74
such bird reservos scattered throughout the entire country, and especially
on the lonoly Islands that aro found along tho different coasts. These re
Borves have been created through reference from the interior department tc
tho president, who signB excutlve orders declaring the place to be a reserve
Immediately these places como under tho general law which makes lt unlaw
ful to kill birds, take tholr eggs or to willfully disturb the birds. A maximum
lino ot ? 500 and a sentence in jail for six months are provided for violations
ot this law.
Tho bird reserves now existing are being administered under the direc
tion of tho biological survey of the United States department of agriculture
During tho last year nine now bird reserves wero established, scattered be
tween Alaska and Porto Rico; two new ones in Alaska, one of which, ln the
Aleutian Islands, was established not only for tho purpose of protecting
native birds, but also for tho encouragement of propagation of fur-bearing
animals, reindeer and food fishes. Other- bird reserves established during
tho year wero in Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi and also tho Canal
zone. . i
"Mystery" of Chimney of the British Embassy
A NOTHER "mystery" of international politics was uncovered In Washing-
ton recently by an American newspaper man. Fired by memories of the
romanco and intrigue ln Washington during the Russo-Japanese war and by
a knowledge of tho "secret service"
i&xUW I 'CAM A
u:."" mew CNgr m ti
told very intelligently. Much ot lt was windowed, doop-scatod, spacious, cool
Bwcot, an oi it was touenmg. uut when bv reason of shadows In summer.
MIsb Redmond stood to alng and choso warmed by tho ruddy glow of fire-
mo uitio song or wmcn ho had mado aides in winter; open to wistful sum-
u luuaoy, anaj sang it uivmeiy, ban- mor airs, tight closod against tho win-
ron, his hands clasped bohind hla back try blasts; a house, a home, a shrino."
...in wo iiuuu u iimu uum, bum iuuiuiik uno cannot nut wish that every
at her, thought that his heart would homobulldor and architect would
break. It was horrible to go away and earn theso words by heart, and hold
not toll her. It wns cowardly to fool them as a constant reminder for ln
bo much and not be nblo to ppeak lt that ono prophetic sontenco seems to
A.l 1. i..U il. .4 .
u ""it no migni do oquai bo condensed tho very dplrlt of
now going on ln connection with tho
devious route of Mexican politics, but
steadied by tho dignity of that solemn,
imposing, red-brick pile, tho British
embassy, at the corner of Connecticut
avenue and N street northwest, the
reporter linked arms with luck and
inquired at tho embassy:
"What happened when you had
your chimney fixed?"
Said chimney is In the chancel
Jery, between that building and the
resldenco next door. Tho chimney wouldn't draw, and, therefore, there was
not enough flro to warm tho chilled secretaries and attaches.
Hundreds of Wnshlngtonlans who had whispered to ono another tho
story of how a bricklayer was employed to block up an opening ln tho chim
noy, and how a sot of dictaphone wires wns found there, wero doomed to
read an unravolment of this "mystery" of international politics that is amus
lng rather than important Hero it Is as it camo from ono of tho embassy
"What happened when we had our chimney fixed'i Why, tho flro burned
all right. What did wo find? Why, wo found an awful lot ot dust and soot
r t 1 , .. L 1 .1 1 1411 . 1. r. . .MmnAU nat on A T "
Uliuriuy i Kuiiig 10 kui u scuiuiug iui iuiuiik iuui umnuv;
"A Dictaphone Easily Could Be a Diplomat's Delight."
Tho atmosphere of comfort and rest-
fulness cannot bo attained, howevor,
without much wlso and thoughtful
planning. Its roots nre in tho prac
tical, tho seemingly commonplace
which, rightly treated, results in last-
What Becomes of the Holes in t Postage Stamps
NE who passes by tho bureau of printing and engraving in Washington
may often seo on a concroto platform a number of barrels bolng roughly
All of which, slightly Impossible nnd lng homollko charm. Tho Craftsman.
qulto out of tho quoBtlon, novortholoss
cnarmeu anu Bootuca him. The worda Chinese Currenev.
ot hor English song, almost barbaric
Currency In China has had all sort.
on Ills oars Ita melody was already
part of him
"Monsieur do Sabron." said Madamo
d'Escllgnac, "you aro going away to
"I expect you will bo engaged ln
somo awful natlvo sklrmlshos. Per
haps you will Dvon bo able to send
back a tlgor skin."
"Thoro aro no tigers in that part of
Tho youug Boldlor'a dark oyes roat-
present situation la simply extraor
dinary. Thoro 1b now found to bo nn
actual plethora of dollars and small
colnB, and Blnco last August tho Chi
nese havo boon molting thom and con
verting them Into syceo. Tho reason
why dollars aro being molted la that
largo issues of tho provincial mints
have found no use in tho market, and
as all Chinese accounts aro in taeli
tho present prlco of the dollar Is nol
very conducive to its existence and
"headed up" and loaded Into wagons. If ho takes a peek Into ono or tie
barrels ho will seo that thoy aro filled
with most peculiar looking stuff which
ho will bo at a loss to Identify. It is
composed of very small particles
seemingly ot all the colors in tho
If tho passer-by asks ono of tho
workmen what tho queer stuff Is, ho
will bo told "just holes," and further
Inquiry roveals that lt is composed ot
tho tiny disks made by tho machines
through which the sheets of postage
jtamns are run for perforation. Thoy,
fall into baskets and bolng of no use whatever, aro barreled up and carted to
tho city dump.
Tho bureau of printing and engraving turns out a barrel and a half of
these "holea" every wook day, which meanB nlno barrels a wook and 468 bar
rolB a year. It Is needless to say no ono ever counted tho number of "holes"
in a barrel, but as tho bureau prints 12,000,000,000 Btamps a year and thero
aro 21 perforations for each stamp, or a total of 251,000,000,000 for tho year's
output, lt la evident that each of tho 4C8 barrels contains approximately
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