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RED OLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
2 && 2S
COATS THAT COMBINE
Lift off Corns!
Doesn't hurt a bit and Freezono
CHARM AND UTILITY
Robert J. CStcad
Other Poems "
costs only a few cents.
CflYivrlptit br Ilftrncr A ftrothcri
Jtvr4 S 4
"BUT I'M SICK OF IT ALL."
Bynopals. David Klclcn, son of ft
drunken, shiftless ranchman, al
most ft mnvcrlck of tho foolhllln,
is breaking bottles with lili pistol
from his running cnytiso when tho
first automobile ho 1ms ovor peon
nrrlvcs unit tips ovor, breaking tho
lop of Doctor Ifnrdy hut not Injur.
I k his beautiful daughter Ircno.
D.ivu rcRcut-8 tlm Injured man mid
brlnKH a doctor from 4( miles
fiwny. Ireno takes chnrge of the
CHAPTER I Continued.
After breakfast Ircno nUendcd to
tht wnnls of liar father, unil by this
tltnn tlio visiting doctor was manifest
ing Impatience to bo nwny. Hut IJnve
declared with prompt llnnllty Unit the
horses must rest until tifter noon, mid
the doctor, willy-nilly, spent the morn
ing rambling In tho foothills. Menu
while the girl busied herself with work
iibout tho house, In which she wns ef
fecting a rnpld transformation.
After the midday dinner Dave hnr
ncsscd the team for the Journey to
town, but before leaving Inquired of
Irene If there were any special pur
chases, cither personal or for the use
of tho house, which she would recom
mend. With some dlflldcnce she men
tioned ono that wiib uppermost In her
thoughts soap, both laundry and toi
let. Doctor Hardy bad no hesitation
in colling for a box of bis favorite
cigars und some new magazines, nnd
took occasion to press Into the boy's
hand n bill out of all proportion to the
valuo of tho supplies requested,
Tho dny wns Introductory to othcrn
that were to follow. Dove returned
tho next nfternoon, riding, his own
horse und heavily laden with clgnrs,
magazines and soap.
Tho following day It was decided
that the automobile, which since the
accident hnd laid upturned by the road
way, should be brought to the ranch
buildings. Dove harnessed his team
and, Instend of riding one of the horses,
walked beldnd, driving by the reins,
and accompanied by the girl, who had
proclaimed her ability to steer the car.
With tho aid of the team and Dave's
lariat tho car wns soon righted nnd wns
found to be none the worse for Its de
flection from the beaten track. Ireno
presided nt the steering-wheel, watch
ing the road with grent intcntness nnd
turning the wheel too far on each oc
casion, whch gave to her course n
somewhat wnvy or undulating order,
such as Js found In bread-knives; or
perhaps n better figure would be to
compare It to that rolling motion af
fected by fancy skaters. However, the
mean of her directum corresponded
with the mean of the trail and all went
merrily until tho tftrenm was ap
proached. Here was a rather steep
descent nnd the car showed a sudden
purpose to engage the horses In n con
test of speed. She determined to use
tho foot-brake, n feat which was ac
complished, under normal conditions,
by pressing one foot firmly against a
contraption somewhere beneath the
stccrlng-post. She shot n quick glance
downward und, to bur alarm, dlscov-
Without Reply Ho Walked Stolidly
Into the Cold Water, Took Her In
His Arms apd Carried Her Ashore.
ered not one, but three, contraptions,
nil apparently designed to receivo the
pressure of a foot If one could reach
them nnd ns similar us tho steps of a
stair. This Involved a further hesita
tion, nnd In uutomoblllng be who hesi
tates Invites a series of rapid experi
ences. It was qulto evident that the
car was running nway. It was quite
evident thnt the horses were running
away, too. The situation as
mimed the qualities of n nice, and
the only matter of gruvo doubt related
to Its termination.
Then they struck tho water. It was
not more than two feet deep, but the
extra resistance It caused and tlio ex
tra alarm It excited In the horses re
sulted In breaking the lariat. Dave
clung fust to his team nnd they were
oon brought to a standstill. Having
pacified them, ho tied them to n post
and returned to the stream. Tho car
aat In the middle; the girl hnd put her
feet on the seat beside her, and the
'swift water flowed by a few Inches be
low. 'She wns laughing merrily whea
Dave, very wet In pnrts, appeared on
"Well, I'm not wet, except for it lit
tle splashing," site said, "and you arc.
Does anything occur to you?"
Without reply lie walked stolidly In
to the cold water, took her In his arms
uiul carried her ashore. The lariat
was soon repaired und the ear hauled
to tlio ranch buildings without further
Later In the day he said to her: "Can
".Some," she answered. "I have rid
den city horses, but don't know about
llie.se ranch animals. Hut I would like
to try if I had a sadtllV
"I have an extra saddle," he said.
"Hut It's a man's. . . . Tliey all ride
that way here."
She made no answer and the subject
was dropped for the lime. Hut the
next morning she saw Dave ride away,
leading a horse by bis side. lie did
not return until evening, but when he
came the Idle horse carried n saddle.
-"It's a strad-legger," lie said when he
drew up beside Irene, "but it's u girl's.
I couldn't find nnylhln' else in the whole
"I'm sure It will do splendidly if I
can just stick on," she replied. Hut
another problem was already In her
mind. It apparently bad not occurred
to Dnre that women require special
clothing for riding, especially If It's a
"strad-legger." She opened her lips to
mention this, then closed them again.
He had been to enough troublo on her
account. Ho hadalready spent n whole
day scouring the country for n saddle.
She would manage some way.
Late that night she was busy with
scissors nnd needle.
Doctor Hardy recovered from bis In
juries as rapidly ns could be expected
and, while ho chafed somewhat over
spending his holidays under such cir
cumstances, the time passed not un
happily. A considerable acquaintanceship bad
sprung up between him and the senior
Klden. The rancher had come from the
Enst forty years before, but In turning
over their memories the two men
found many links- of association : third
persons known to them both; places,
even streets and houses, common to
their feet In early manhood ; events of
local history which each could recall,
although from different tingles. And
Elden's grizzled head and stooping
frame carried more experiences than
would fill n dozen well-rounded city
lives, nnd he had tlio story-teller's art
which scorns to spoil, dramatic effect
by a too strict adherence to fact. Hut
no ray of conversation would he admit
into the more personal affairs of his
heart, or of the woman who had been
his wife, and even when the talk
turned on the boy he quickly withdrew
It to another topic, as though the sub
ject were dangerous or distasteful. Hut
once, after a long silence following such
a diversion, had he betrayed himself
into a whispered remark, an outburst
of feeling rather than u communica
tion. "I've been alone so much," he said.
"It seems I have nuver been anything
but nlone. And sooner or Inter It
gets you It gets you."
"You have the boy," ventured tho
"No," ho answered, almost fiercely.
"Thnt would bo different. I could
stand It then. Hut I haven't got him,
and I can't get him. He despises me
because because I take too much at
times." He paused ns though wonder
ing whether to proceed with this un
wonted confidence, but the ache In his
heart Insisted on its right to humun
sympathy. "No, It ain't that," he con
tinued, "lie despises me because he
thinks I wasn't fair to his fnother. lie
can't understand. I wanted to be good
to her, to be close to her. Then I took
to booze, us natural ns a steer under
the brandln'-lron roars to drown his
hurt. Hut the boy don't understand.
He despises me." Then, after a long
silence: "No matter. I despise my
self." The doctor placed it bond on his
shoulder. Hut Elden wns himself
again. The curtains of his life, which
he hud drawn apart for n moment, ho
whipped together ngnln rudely, almost
viciously, and covered his confusion by
plunging Into u talc of how be laid led
a breed suspected of cattle-rustling on
a little canter of ten miles with u rope
about his neck nnd the other end tied
to the saddle. "Ho run well," said the
old man, chuckling still nt the reminis
cence. "And It was lucky ho did. It
wns n strong rope."
The morning after Dave bud brought
In the borrowed saddlo Irene appeared
In u sort of bloomer suit, somewhat
wonderfully contrived from u spare
skirt, and announced it willingness to
risk life and limb on any horse that
Dave might select for that purpose. He
provided her with u dependable mount
nnd their first Journey, tuken somewhat
gingerly along tho principal trull, was
accomplished without Incident. It was
the forerunner of muny others, plung
ing deeper und deeper Into tho fast
nesses of the foothills nnd even Into
tho passes of the very mountains them
selves. Ills patience wus Infinite and,
although there were no silk trapping
to his courtesy, It was u very genuino.
and mnnly deference lie paid her. She
was quite sure that he would nt uny
moment give his life, If needed, to de
fend her from Injury and accept tho
transaction as a matter of course. His
physical endurance was Inexhaustible
nnd his knowledge of prnlrlo and foot
hill seemed to her almost uncanny. He
read every sign of footprint, leaf, wa
ter and sky with unfailing Insight. lie
hnd no knowledge of books, and she
had at first thought him Ignorant, hut
as the days went by she found In him
a mine of wisdom which shamed her
After such n ride they one day dis
mounted inn grassy opening among the
trees that bordered u mountain canyon.
In a crevice they found a tint stone that
gave comfortable seating nnd here
they rested while the horses browsed
their afternoon meal on the grnss
above, lloth were conscious of n grad
ually Increasing tension In the at
mosphere. For days tlio boy had been
moody. It wns evident lie was harbor
ing something that was calling through
his nature for expression, and Irene
knew that this afternoon he would talk
of more than trees and rocks and foot
prints of the wild things of the forest.
'Tour father Is getting along well,"
he sold, nt length.
"Yes," she answered. "He has had n
good holiday, even with his broken
"You will be goln nwny before long,"
"Yes," she nnswered, nnd waited.
"Things about here ain't goln' to bo
tho same nfter you're gone," be went
on. He wore no coat, and the neck of
his shirt was open, for the day was
warm. Had he caught her sidelong
glances, even his slow, self-deprecating
mind must have read their admiration.
But he kept his eyes fixed on the green
"You see," he said, "before you came
It was different. I didn't know what I
was mlsslu', tin' so It didn't mutter.
Not but what I wus dog-sick of it at
times, but still I thought I was Uvin'
thought this wns life, and, of course,
now I know It uin't. At least, it won't
be nfter you're gone."
"Thut's strungo," she snld, not in
direct unswer to his remark, but as u
soliloquy on It as she turned it over in
her mind. "This life, now, seems
empty to you. All my Hfo seems
empty to me. This seems to me the
real life, out here In the foothills, witli
the trees nnd the mountains, und and
our horses, you know."
She might have ended the sentence
In u way that would have come much
closer to him, nnd been much truer,
but conventionality had been bred In
to her for generations nnd she did not
find It possible yet freely to speak the
"It's such a wonderful life," Mm con
tinued. "Ono gets so strong nnd hnn
py In it."
"You'd soon get sick of It," be said.
"We don't see nothln'. We don't learn
nothln'. lteenle, I'm eighteen, an' I
bet you could read an' write better'n
me when you was six."
"Did you never go to school?" she
asked, In genuine surprise. She knew
his speech was tingrammutlcul, but
thought that due to careless training
rather than to no training at nil.
'Where'tl I go to school?" he de
manded, bitterly. "There nln't n school
within forty tulles. Guess I wouldn't
have went If I could," he added, as an
afterthought, wishing to bo quite hon
est In the matter. "School didn't seem
to cut no figure until Jus' lately."
"Rut you have learned some?" she
"Some. When I was n little kid my
father used to work with me at times,
lie learned me to read a little, an'
to write my mime, an' a little more.
Hut things didn't go right between him
an' mother, tin' ho got to drlukin'
more an' more, an' Jus' making b
of it. Wo used to have a mighty fine
herd of steers here, but It's all shot
to pieces. When we sell u bunch tho
old man '11 stay in town for a month
or more, blowln' tho coin and leavln'
the debts go. I sneak a couple of
steers nway now nn' then, an' with tho
money I keep our grocery hills paid
up an have u little to rattle In my
Jeans. My credit's good ut nny store
In town," and Irene thrilled to the note
of pride In his voice us he snld this.
The boy bad real quality In him. "Rut
I'm sick of It nil," ho continued. "Sick
of It, nn' I wanna get out."
"You think you uro not educated,"
she answered, trying to meet his out
burst ns tactfully as possible. "Per
haps you are not, the way we think of
It In tho city. Rut I guess you could
show the city boys a good many things
they don't know, and never will know."
Irene makes a promise
full of momentous conse
quences. (TO UK CONTINUED.)
French Eat Chrysanthemums.
The chrysanthemum Ib served ns a
pnluri In French households.
Now is the time when the warm coat
for midwinter conies up for consider
ittlon and the buyer goes cheerfully
forth to see what she can see. She Is
destined to find qulto a number of new
coatings represented in thick, soft
weaves nnd, If gifted with u retentive
mind, she may be able to commit their
various names to memory. They all
seem to be variations of cloths that
we have known In the past as Bolivia,
zlhellne, duvetyu rough mixture and
other heavy, wooly fabrics that are
cozy looking. Some of them we know
to be strong and sturdy, others look
as promising. TitStn as a whole,
coatings ure richer looking than they
have, ever been, which is a pleasant
thing to contemplate and measured
by prices they certainly ought to look
Some of the new coats are extrava
gantly high priced and there has bom
nn Increase In nearly all of them. The
cheerfulness of tho buyer is apt to bo
somewhat dampened unless her ptire
Is long, for fur-trimmed coats must
be classed among the luxuries at the
Alluring Veils for Autumn Hats
There Is something very alluring
about veils. They nre anion: the be
longings of w (mien, that are peculiar
ly their own ; mere man having no
Hlinre In tilts kind of apparel. The
weildlnp; veil Is a vision that girlhood
cherishes and thrills over. Veils are
significant and charming ami have In
most cases no other season for exist
ence. Hut they contribute to neat
ness, If one must be practical, and
they nre often very Mattering. It Is
tho element of style In them, with lie
cnmlugness, that makes them dear to
tho hearts of women and provides us
with over-changing weaves nnd pat
terns to choose from.
Some modistes have featured veils
ns nn essential part of the trimming
of hats, In their displays of fall mil
linery. The all-over lace patterns up
jienr to have given place to mesh veils
with borders, these borders being often
In n liico pattern or having a ilornl de
Blgn npplled to the mesh. Veils full
about tlic face and head from small
nnd medlum-sl7.ed hats In ways that
seem casual but are not. They nre
flometlmes draped with the border
about the hat and the plain edge hang
ing down, but this Is exceptional;
nearly nlwnys'the plain edge Is placed
about the shape and the border de
fines tho bottom of the veil.
Among the very elegnnt veils used
on dressy hats those of chantllly Inco
uro conspicuous. Tho mesh is lino In
these, nnd tho border n flornl pattern
nbovo a scalloped edgo usually. Illack
nnd tiiupe gray nro tho fnvorod colors
for veils, either color proving practi
cal for tho street and becoming to the
rich. I'lle fabrics are warm and rich
looking and have proved to be most
durable, (.'oats of these plushes sell'
at a reasonable price und so do those!
of heavy wools that nre woven like
steamer rugs or army blankets. Leath
er coats have been Introduced to pro
vide warm coats ut a medium price.
The two coats shown In the picture
above, mv good examples of styles for
all-round general wear. They are cut!
onahe most practical lines with muf-i
tier collars, big pockets and roomy
sleeves-. The coat at the left has a,
narrow belt of cloth with long ends
that loop over ut the front. A few
bone buttons make themselves useful
for fastening at the waistline and col
lar and ornamenting the cuffs. In
the coat ut the right, the buttons are
eloth-covcml and the belt slips
through a slide at the front. A luxu
rious collar of skunk fur may be
brought up nnd fastened nt the throat,
In the fncH of stormy weather or be
fore the teeth of an Icy wind. These
are both attractive coats and types of
styles that are soft and becoming na
well as warm und durable.
wearer. There Is a great variety of
shapes In meshes square, diamond
shaped, hexagonal and oblong, with
all sorts of Inconspicuous crossbars
and tlgures to add Interest to them.
.Stieet veils have light woven-In bor
ders and Ihey are worn either hanging
free or fastened about the neck, nfter
the miiuuer of (lie three vcIIb shown
In the picture.
Veils should be tried on nnd se
lected for beconilngness, as lint shnpes
are. Some meshes make tho fnco look
moro youthful and others seem to re-'
veal wrinkles. For clearing up thoi
bkln and bringing out color dark blue,
sapphire, and tintlonnl blue nro nil ef
fective. Tnupo nnd black find moro
admirers than nny other colors.
There aro some smnll face veils only
large enough to extend from lint brim
to chin, and they nro made to be
pinned or to bo slipped on and heldi
In place with smnll, round elastic cord.'
The llontlng veils shown ut tho right1
and bottom of tho group nro knotted
in" ut the buck sometimes ns In the
bat shown nt . tho upper left side.
These nre populnr styles, soft, becom
ing, nnd desirable.
In Small Furs.
In smnll furs thero are noticeable:
Moles that may bo adjusted so ns to
bo worn In sovcrnl unquo wnyn, nnd;
among tho recently presented models
of this type nro mnny of gray squirrel
and of Iludsoo seal.
With your fingers I You can lift off
any hard corn, soft corn, or corn be
tween the toes, nnd the hard skin col
luscs from bottom of feet.
A tiny bottle of "Freezono'' costa
little at any drug store; apply n few
drops upon the corn or callus. In
stantly It stops hurting, then shortly
you lift thnt bothersome corn or callus
right off, root and all, without one bit
of pain or soreness. Truly I No hum
bug I Adv.
The largest reinforced concrete nrch
today Is the lllsorglincnto bridge
across the Tiber at Rome, with u span
of '.V2H feet.
A French Bclcntlst has discovered nn
orKiinle pliosnlmto which should be a
very effective, remedy for weulc nerves,
slceplesHnc-iH, thinness and tack of
strength, cimrgy and vlRsr.
Its substance Is described by special
ists us identic-it m composition with
certain vltul elements naturally found
In la aln und nerve, cells and one which
when taken Into tho hum. m system Is
quickly converted Into heulthy living
Tills phospluito Is already widely
known nmonK druggists in this country
ns Liitro-l'hofiphn.to nnd Home phy
sicians claim that througr Its use
strength, energy, vigor and nc.-e forco
uro frequently incrcuscd in two weeks'
Dr. Frederick Kollo. Editor of New
York Physicians' "Who's Who," says
It should bo prescribed by every doctor
nnd used In every hospital In the
united States. As there uro a greut
vniiety of EO-cnIIed phosphates, those
who wish to test this substanco should
bo sure to got tho trcnulno Dltro
PliciTlmte. Bad Sickness
If people only realized the healtli-ileatroy-Ins
power of nn acid-stomach of the many
kinds of alcltneit and inlsory it causes of
the lives it llternlly wreck they would
guard agalniit It an carefully as they do
nKlnt n deadly pliieue. You know In an
lnlnn'. the llret symptoms of achl-iitomnch
pnlns of Indigestion; distressing, painful
bloat: sour, Kassy stomach; nelclilr.ic: food
repeating: heartburn, etc. Whenever your
rtomicli feels this way you should loe no
time In putting It to rights. If you don't,
rerloui consequences are almost sure to fol
low, such ns intestinal fermentation, auto
intoxication. Impairment nf the entire ner
vous system, hendnche, biliousness, rlrrqosls
of tho liver; sometimes even catarrh of tlia
stomach nnd intestinal ulcers Hnd cancer.
If you are not feellnu rlKht, see If It Isn't
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