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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 1, 1907)
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every $5 purcliase we wiil sell Calico at 5c per
yard; not over 20 yards on each $5 purchase, and
no Calico to count on the initial purchase.
By KATHERINE CECIL THURSTON,
Author of "The Circle." Etc.
Copyrldlit, 1005. 1004, by Harper & Irtlluri
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ffhllcote utirled: then, multiply be
wanting imbued at it ti the other' man
M', lie edioe 1 I lie laugh.
1t Jove," Ik mid, "you're rightl
Tkou're qullo tight. A man must keep
feet in tliolr own groove." Knlslng
I mirt, lie ben I'imnMo wHh liln
hut littler kfi't the sfmie position.
fro-alJ 11 ml tlu check book in Hs iiu.l
niwor," lu said. "I've made sue
r f 108, pur for Mip Hrst week.
ip roar ciin Ht.um ever tiiuu - lie
Iiilcote shifted hit pctsitlon. 15(iu't
nuout that. It ifpscU me to antic-
Me. 1 nm make out a deck to
narrow payable to .lohn Loder."
Vs'rt. That can wall. The inline of
at or is bettor out of tin hook. Wo
twn't lu too careful." I.ihIit njoli"
n-lth unusual Impetuosity. Already a
aMlit, unreasonable jealousy was col
oring his thoughts. Already In grudged
Use idea of Chlleoto with his unstable
planet mid restless lingers opening tho
drawers and Hrtlnx tho papers that
for iniu stupes'doiH fortnight hod Von
h'ai without question. Turning aside,
lv changed tlio subject brusquely.
"Come In tr tho bedroom," ho said.
"It's half past 7 If It's a minute nud
tho Oharringlon'n show is at P." With
out wilting for n reply, he walked
unroll tho room and held tho door
I'luvt was no Hlleneo while they eic
fcanM clothes. Loder talked eonthi
fusly, HoinelhnoH In short, curt sen
tiioofl, sometimes with Ironic touches
of humor; he talked until Chllcote,
vtcanguly affected by contact with un
other personality after his weeks of
t-dUtudo, fell under his lnlhuuiee, bin
excitement rising, his imagination stir
ig at the novelty of change. At last,
garbed once more hi tho clothes of hi
own world, he passed from this bed
oin back into the Hitting room aud
iSfcru hnlted, waiting for his com
panion. Almost directly I)der followed. He
unne into the room quietly and, mov
ing nt once to the table, picked up the
Tin not going to preach," he began,
o you needn't shut mo up. lint I'll
say just one thing-a thing that will
ix wild. Try to keep your hold!
lU'ineniber your cspoii.-dhHltlo.s and
keep your hold'." lie spoke energetical
V. looking earnestly Into Chilcolc's
qjj. lh did not realize It, but be was
jMRdiug for bis own career,
"tlhilcote paled a little, as bo always
m in face of a reality. Then be ex
tended his hand.
Vtr dear fellow," he bald, with n
Ifkich of hauteur, "n man can general
abe, trusted to look after his own life."
Ixtrlcatlng his baud almost iinmeut-
It, he turned toward the door and
ithoiit n word of farewell passed Into
le little hall, .leaving Ider alone in
le ailithiff room.
K the night of (JUllcotea re
turn to his own I.oder taslcd
the lees of life poignantly for
the first time, liefore their
onrJmts compact had been entered upon
bo had been, If not content, at least
.apathetic; but with action the apathy
had ix'on dispersed, never again to re-
pain Hs old position.
IIo realized with hitler ceriaint
tSiat Ids was no real borne coming. On
ibi'lng Chllcote's hotiso he had ex
perhnccd none of the unfamlllaiity,
j ,io of the unsettled awkwardness,
that assailed him now. '1 here Ins had
jthnost seeded the exile returning aft-
or many liaiil-liips; here. In the titinos-
phere made common by years, ho fell
1111 alien, u was iiiusiruuvc m uiu
limit's character that sentimentalities
found no place In his nature. Senti
ments were not lacking, though they
lay out of sight, but sontlmentalltiun
Ins altogether denied.
I.islt nlone In the sitting room after
Chllcote's departure, his llrst sensation
was one of physical discomfort and
tmf.'inilllarlty. ills own ciouios, wun
their worn lonsene-H. brought no souse
of friendliness such as some men ilnd
In an old garment. Luuuglng and the
clothes that suggested lounging had no
appeal lor him. In his eyes the garb
that Implies responsibility was sym
bolic aud even Inspiring.
And as with elolhes so with his
actual surroundings. Each detail of
his room was familiar, but not one bad
oyer become Intimately close. He had
Lscd the place for years, but he had
lised It as he might use a hotel, and
whatever of his household gods had
come with him reninlned, like himself,
Mfforance. His cJmufi.lftl& Qhll-
cote's surroundings had been altogeth
er ditferent. Unknown to hlniHelf. he
bad been in the position of a young
artl.sl who. having r.iughly modeled in
ciay, Is brought into the atudlo of a
sculptor. To his outward vUlou or
erything in new, but .his inner tight
leaps to instant uudcrstAndliifi. Amid
.ill th( iitranencMJ lie recogulr.etf the
one essential (he workflhoL thettmoi
phore, the home.
On this Unit nliil of return Lodor
coiupi'clipudfjl somothiag of his potti
lion, mid, comprelKKiditir;, he fncod the
problem and fought with ft
He htwl uinde hlu bttxunin and muit
pay !irt share. Weighing thin, he hn.il
looked about hU room with a quiX.
gaze. Then at last, aa If Undinic tho
object really nought for, hla eye had
come round to the uiaulelpinc and
rested on the pipe rack. The pipe
stood precisely as he had left them,
lie had 1 toked at them for a long Uine,
then an ironic cxpreision that was nl
mo .1 a smile had touched his lips, and,
crossing the room, he had taken the .
oldest and blackest from its place and
Mowly lillcd U with tobacco.
With the llrst Indrawn breath of I
smoke his attitude had unbent. With
out conscious determination lie had
dn'-oti the one factor capable of cos- i
int.' his mood. A cigarette h for the
trivial moments of life; a cigar for 1U .
fullllhuonls. Its pleasant, comfortable
retrospections; but hi real distress in
the sob. big of question, t lit lighting of
dilllculty n pipe Is man's eternal
So lie had passed the llrst night f
his return to the actualities of life.
"i'on iottJd not desert mrt"
iiext day his mind was somewhat set
tled, and outward aid was not so essen
tial; but, though facts faced him 111010
solidly, they were nevertheless very
drab In shade. The necessity for
woik, that blessed antidote to onnui,
no longer forced him to endeayor. He
was no longer penniless, but the money
ho possessed brought with it no de
sires. When n mini has lived from
j,amj (o 10irth for years and sudden
y fln,jH himself with 1C0 In his pocket
! the result is sometimes curious. He
imis W(i, (l vasuo sense of surprise
that he has forgotten how to spend.
That extravagance, like other arllllclal
passions, requires cultivation.
This he realized even more fuhy on
tlie days tml f0nowod the night of his
(!l.,t a.turn, and with It was born a
unw. hittomess. The man who has
f,.(llluv, uu,i 0 inoncy may Ilnd life
,illlciilt. but tho man who lias money
and no friend to rejoice in his foituno
or benefit by his generosity is aloof
Indeed. With the leaven of Incredulity
that works In all strong natures. Loder
distrusted the professional beggar;
therefoio the clmrlty that bestows ens-
lly ami promiscuously was denied him,
' j of olll0l. 0i1Humqs 0f Koncroslty he
was too self contained to have learned
When depression falls upon a man
of usually even temperament It do
bconds with a double welKht. The
mercurial nature has 11 hundred coun
terbalancing devices to rid Itself of
glooin!i sudden lifting of spirit, a
memory of other moods lived through,
other blaekuesses dispersed by tlmo,
but tho man of level nature has none
of tluu;e. Depression when It comci
Is indeed depression; no phaso of mind
to bo superseded by another phase, but
n Blackening of all the chords of life.
It wns through such a depression as
this that ho labored thuliig throe
V "'" tv
Plaids suitable for Children's Dresses, 28 in 12 Ac
35 inch half wool Dress Goods at 20c
36 inch half wool Henriettas at 30c
-;6 inch all wool Flannels at
36 inch all wool Serges at 50c
35 inch all wool Venetians at 50c
36 inch all wool Novelties at 60c
48 inch all wool heavy Black Serge at 60c
52 inch all wool Brilliantine at 70c
46 inch all wool French Serge at 70c
54 inch all wool Novelties at 75c
57 inch black and gray Broadcloth, extra heavy, $1.00
r, i',,7, 8 i-:i, 10, iuud re.
SHAKE IT FLAN NCI.
5e, 8 1 Ki, 10c mid l'2jc.
7c, 3 l-:ie,j(jc, lOcaud Tic.
All linen Toweling, 8'.,c to lfe
07 inch till Linen ut 55
70 inch nll.Linon jit 7H
72 inch till Linen 11L Sl.2.'
for Comfort i, 2(5 inch, nt 80 yd.
nt 10c Liirgo enough for full Com
fort or, (!0e. This is till clean Cot
ton. weeka. wlillo no auinuioiis and no hint
of romombraiK-e chih from Chllrole.
ITls noftltion wm peculiarly difficult.
IIo found no action lu the present, and t
toward the future h dard not trust
himself to look He had lipped the
old moorings that familiarity had ren
drtred endurable, but. having slipped '
tliom. h luul found no substltuto.
Such was bin case on the lnpt night of
the thre weeks nnd surli his frame of
mind in ho crossed I-'Icet street from
Cllffo ' bin to Middle Temple lane.
It was seam'ly 7 o'clock, but al
ready the dusk was falling. The great
er press or vehicles nan censcn, turn
the light of the street lamps gleamed
back from tho apaces of dry and polish- j
ed roadway, worn smooth as a mirror
by wheels and hoofs. Something of the
soliture of night that sits ko 111 on the
strenuous city street was makiug itself
felt, though the throngs of people on
tho pathway still at reamed eastward
and westward, and the tavonts made a
Haying crossed the roadway, Loder
pausod for a moment to survey tho
scene. But humanity In the abstract
made amall appeal to him, and hfs
glance wandered from tho passersby
to the buildings massed like clouds
against the dark sky. As his gaze mov
ed slowly from one to the other n
clock near at hand struck 7, and an In
stant later tlu chorus was taken up
by a dozen clamorous tongues. Usually
he scarcely heard and never heeded
these innumerable chimes, but this
evening their effect was strange. Com
ing out of the darkness, they seemed
to possess a personal note, a human
declaration. The Impression was fan
tastic, but It was strong. With a
species of revolt against llff """1 his
own personality, ho turned slowly and
moved forward In tho direction of Lud
For 11 space he continued his c ,
then, leaching Ilouverlo street, lie t" .
ed shurply to the right and mado ,-'t
way down tho slight Incline that leads
to tho embankment. There ho paused
nnd drew a long breath. The sense of
ispaco and darkness soothed him. Pull
ing his cap over his eyes, he crossed to
tho river and walked 011 in tho direc
tion of Westminster bridge.
As ho walked tho great mass of water
by hla side looked dense nnd smooth as
oil with Its sjEceplnwWth juid. network
I Size 10 at I2.,c rising 2jc per
Heavy -Sizo 18 tit 18c, rising -ljc
Ladies' Vesls tit 2.rc, mid COo. All
wool, SI. 25
Ladles' Pants ut 2."i nnd HOc. All
Misses' sizes 2."). J15, TjOo i
Ltullos' sizes Mo, Tflc, S-1.00 1
These Garments arc In
or reliecleil light On Its farther bank
rostt the tall buildings, the chliiiue.Ns,
the flaring lights that suggest another
and an alien London, close ji t hand
stretched the wild stone parapet, giv
ing assurance of protection.
All these things he saw with his men
tal eyes, but with hlflineiital eyes only,
for bis physical gaze was fixed ahead
where the houses of parliament loomed
out of the dusk. Krom this great build
ings his eyes never wavered until the
embankment was traversed .-mil West
minster bridge reached. Then he paus
ed, resting his arms on the coping of
In the tense quietude of the darkness
the place looked vast and Inspiring.
Tlie shadowy terrace, the silent river,
the rows of lighted windows, each was
significant. Slowly and comprehensive
ly his glance passed from one to the
other. He was no sentimentalist and
no dreamer. Ills act was simply the
net of a mini whose interests, robbed
of their natural outlet, turn Instinctive
ly toward the forms and symbols of
the work that Is dented them. Ills
scrutiny was steady-even cold. He
wns raised to no exaltation by the
vastiiess of the building, nor was ho
chilled by any dwarfing of himself. IIo
locked at It long and thoughtfully;
then, again moving slowly, ho turned
nnd retraced his steps.
Ills miud was full as be walked back,
still oblivious of the stone parapet of
the embankment, the bare trees and
the flaring lights of the advertisements)
neros the water. Turning to the left,
be log.il'ned Fleet" street and made for
his own habitation with the quiet ac
curacy that some men exhibit In mo
ments of absorption.
IIo crossed Clifford's Inn with tho
same slow, almost listless, step; then,
ns his own doorway eamo hito view, ho
t.opped. Some one was standing In Its
For a moment he wondered If his
fancy wero placing him a trick. Then
his reason sprang to certainty with so
Uorce a leap that for an Instant his
mind recoiled. For wo more often
stand aghast at the strength of our
own feelings than beforo the enormity
of our neighbor's actions.
t "Is that you, ChilcotoV" he said below
, At tho sound of his voice the other
wheeled round, "llello!" U aald. , "I
V. h-uumi- ; ...... urn
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nil AipJSW W
Chihlron's nil wool huso ut Mo,
Uhildicn's homy Ib-cccd hose, all
- , ITic, two br Jfic.
Chihlreii's heavy hose, ."i niul 2fic
Ladies' extra heavy suumluss hose
Ludius' wool hose, 2oo and lOc.
Ladies' lleeced hose, !52&c, 20o
nnd 2 c.
1 inch widont I5c
& inch wide nt fio ,
.'nncbos wido ut 7o
A largo lino of Embroideries lu
,, . . .. . , , .
tHinbi - lc, Niunsoiilc niul Swiss
White Flannel, 2S and 40c
thought you were the ghost of soma oM
Inhabitant. I nuppose I am very udcx
peeled?" Loder took the hnud thnt he extendt
niul pi'ttmsl tho lingers uiiconsclouiti.,
The sight of this ninii was like the flnoV
lug of an oasis at the point where th
desert is randiest, dcudllctit, most vm
bearable. "Ym, you nre unexpected," he Mr
Chllcote looked nt him, then looke
out Into the court. "I'm done up," hi.
said. "I'm right at the end of th.
tether." He laughed zir he said It, btrti
In the dim light of the hall LocIok
thought his face looked ill and harasse
despite Hie Hush that the excitement efl
this meeting had brought to It. Tukln
his arm, he tlrow hi in toward tho stalrrt.
".So the rope has run out, ehV" 1m
said, In Imitation of the other's ton.
Hut under the quiet of bin manner list
own nerves were throbblug with ttw
peculiar alertness of anticipation, a
sudden sense of mtiBtery over llfo tho
lifted htm above nurroundluga ami
above persons a sense of stature,
mental and physical, from which he
surveyed tho world. He felt as if fats
In the moment of utter darkness hud
given him 11 sign.
As tlioy crossed the hall Chllcoto
had drawn away and was already
mounting tho stairs. And as Loder
followed It caino sharply to his mind
that here, lu the slipshod freedom of a
do'ir that was always open and stairs
that were Innocent of covering, lay his
companion's real niche-unrecognized
lu outward avowal, but acknowledged
by the Inward, keener sense that mani
fests the Individual.
lu silence they mounted tho stairs,
but on tho first binding Chllcote
paused and looked buck, surveying
Loder from tho superior height of two
"I did very well at first," ho said. "I
did very well. I almost followed your
example for u week or so. I found
myself on a sort of pinnacle, and D
clui'g on. Hut In the last ten days I've
I've rather lapsed."
"WhyV" Loder avoided looklug at
his face. IIo kept his eyes fixed de
terminedly on tho spot where hla own
hand gripped the banister.
(Continued on Phh riix.)
(let one of those clocks ws are
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