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RED CLOUD. NEBRASKA, CHIEF
By BOOTH TARKINGTON
CHAPTEn XI. Continued.
"All right then." Fred nettled him
self upon the window sent with a pipe,
mid proceeded, "There's something
nbout her, when .she stands there, she
stands so straight und knows Just 'whnt
she's up to, and everything, why,
there'B Something about her makes the
cold chills go down your spine I
mean my spine, not yours particular
ly! You sit down I mean anybody's
spine, doggone It I" And as Ramsey
increased tho manifestations of his
suspicions, lifting u tennis racket over
the prostrate llgur, "Oh, murder,"
Fred suld, resignedly. "All right, we'll
.change tho subject. That fat little
Werder cutlc made out a pretty good
case for Oermiiny, didn't she?"
Ramsey disposed lilmself In an easy
chair with his feet upon tho table,
mill presently chuckjed. "You remem
her the time I had the fuss with Wes
ley llender, hack In tho ole school
"All the flubdub this Werder girl got
off tonight puts me In mind of the
way 1 talked that day. I can remem
ber It ns well as anything 1 Wesley
kept yclpln' that whoever mentioned
a lady's name In u public place was n
lup. and of cpurse' I didn't want to
hit hhu for that; u boy's got n reg'lar
(Instinct for tryln' to mnko out bo's
on the right Mde In n scrap, and he'll
always try to do something, or say
something, or he'll get tho other boy
to say something, to mnko it look as
If the other boy was In the wrong nnd
began the trouble. So I told poor ole
Wcs that my father spoke my moth
er's nume In n public place whenever
he wanted to, und I dared htm to say
my father was n pup. And all so on.
A boy stnrtln' up a scrap, why, half
the time he'll drag In bis father and
mother If there's any chance to do It.
He'll fix up some way so he can say,
Well, thnt's Just tho snmo at If you
called my father and mothor n fool,'
or something like thnt. Then, after
ward, he can claim he was scrnppln'
because he had to defend his father
und mother, and of courso he'll more
than lwlf believe If himself.
"Well, you tako a government It's
only Just some men, the way I aeo It,
nnd If they're goln' to start some big
trouble Ilko thin war, why, of course
they'll piny Just about thnt snmo old
boy trick, because It's Instinct to do It,
Just the finme for n man ns It Is for a
boy or elso the principle's Just the
same, or something. Well, nnyhow, If
you wunt to know who started n scrap
nnd worked It up, you got to forget nil
the talk there Is about It, nnd all what
each side says, and Just look at two
things: Who was fixed for It first, or
thought they were, and who hit first?
When you get tho answer to thoso two
questions everything's settled nbout
this being 'attneked' business. An near
as I can make out, this war began
with Germany nnd Austria's startln'
to wipe out two little countries; Aus
tria began shootln' up Serbia, and
Germany began shootln' up lielglutu.
I don't need to notice any moro than
that, myself nil the girls In tho coun
try can debate their heads off, tlfey
can't chungo what happened nnd they
can't excuse It, either."
! Ho was silent, appearing to feel that
he hnd concluded conclusively, and the
young gentleman on tho window seat,
after staring at him for several mo
ments of genuine thoughtfulnoss, was
gracious enough to observe, "Well, old
Hani you mny bo a little slow In class,
but vl19n you think things out with
yourself you do show signs of some
thing pretty near like ronl horse-sense
sometimes. Why don't you ever sny
ttnythlng like that to to some of
your pacifist friends?"
"What do you menu? Who you
talkln' nbout? Whose 'pacifist
t "See, here!" Fred exclaimed, ns
Itamsoy seemed nbout to rise. "You
keep sitting Just where you are, nnd
don't look nt me out of tho side of
your eye like that pretendln' you're n
bad horse. I'm really serious now, nnd
you listen to me. I don't think argufy
ing and debating llko that little Frnu
leln Wcrdcr's docs much harm. She's
a right nifty young rolypoly, by the
way, though you didn't notice, of
"Why didn't I?" Ramsey demanded,
sharply. "Why didn't I notice?"
"Oh, nothing. Hut, as I was snylng,
I doi)'t think that sort of talk does
much harm: everybody knot's it goes
on among tho pro-Germans, and It's
nil hot ulr, nnyhow. Hut I think Lln
skl'e sort of talk does do harm, proh'ly
among people that don't know much;
nnd, what's more, I think Dora Yo
cuin's does some, too. Well, you hit
Lluskl In tho snoot, so what nro you
Sit still! My lord I You don't think
I'm iiBkln' you to go nnd hit Dora, do
you? I mean: Aren't you ever goln
to talk to hor nbout It and tell her
"Oh, you go to bed I"
"No, I'm In earnest," Fred urged.
"Honestly, uren't you ever goln to?"
"How could I do anything like that?"
Itamsoy demanded explosively, "I
never see her to speak to, thnt In.
I prob'ly won't happen to have an
other talk with her, or anything, all
'Alio Urns we're la cgjleo."
"No," Fred admitted, "I suppose not.
Of course, if you did, then you would
give her qulto a tnlklng to, Just the
way you did tho other time, wouldn't
you?" Hut upon that, another re
sumption of physical violence put an
end to the conversation.
Throughout the term Hnmsey's cal
culation of probabilities against Uie
happening of another Interview with
Dora seemed to be well founded, but
nt tho beginning of the second "sem
ester" he "fouuil her to bo n fellow
member of a clnss In biology. More
than that, this class had every week
n two-hour session In tho botanical
laboratory, where the structure of
plants was studied under microscopic
dissection. The students worked In
pairs, a special family of plants being
assigned to each couple; nnd the In
structor selected the couples with tin
eye to combinations of tho quick with
the slow. I). Yocum nnd It. Milhol
land (the latter In n strange state of
mind nnd complexion) were given two
chairs, but only one desk and one mi
croscope. Their conversation was
Thenceforth It became tho most
pressing enre of Hnmsey's life to pre
vent his roommnto from learning thnt
there was any conversation nt nil,
even botanical. Fortunntely, Fred
was not taking the biological courses,
though he appeared to he taking the
sontlmentnl ones with an astonishing
thoroughness, nnd sometimes, to Fred's
hilarious delight, Rumsey attempted to
turn the tables and rally him upon
whntovcr last affiilr seemed to be en
gaging his fancy. The old Victorian
and pre-Vlctorlnn blague word "pet
ticoat" had been revived lu Fred's
vocabulary, nnd In others, ns "skirt."
The lightsome sprig was hourly to be
They Were Dora Yocum and Ramsey
seen, even when university rulings for
bade, dilly-dallying giddily ulong the
campus paths or the town sidewalks
with some new and pretty Skirt. And
when Rnmsey tried to fluster him
nbout such n mntter Fred would profess-
his nrdent love for the new lady
In shouts nnd Impromptu song. Noth
ing could be done to him, find Ramsey,
utterly unable to defend his own sensi
bilities In like mnuner, had alwnys
to retire In bafllement. Sometimes he
would ponder upon the question thus
suggested: Why couldn't ho do this'
sort of thing, since Fred could? Hut
he nevor discovered a satisfying an
swer. Ramsey's watchfulness was so care
ful (lest ho make some Impulslvo ad
mission In regard to the botanical lab
oratory, for Instance) that Mr. Mit
chell's curiosity gradually became al
jnost quiescent but there arrived a
day In February when It was piqued
Into tho liveliest activity. It was Sun
day, and Fred, dressing with a fas
tidiousness ever his dally habit,' no
ticed that Ramsey wns exhibiting nn
unusunl perplexity nbout neckties.
"Keep the black one on," Fred said,
volunteering n suggestion, ns Ramsey
muttered fiercely nt n mirror. "It's In
better tasto for church, nnyhow.
You're going to church, nren't you?"
"Yes. Am you?"
"No. I've got n luncheon engage
ment." "Well, you could go to church first,
couldn't you? 'You better; you've got
n lot of church absences ngnlnst you."
"Then onu more won't hurt. No
church In mlno this niomlng, thanks!
G'hy, olo sox; see you nt tho 'frat
house' for dinner."
He went forth, whistling syncopa
tions, nnd begnn a brisk trudge Into
the open country'. There was a pro
fessor's daughter who nlso was not
going to church thnt morning nnd she
lived n little more than throe miles
beyond tho outskirts of tho town. Un
fortunately, ns the wenther wns threat
ening, nil others of her fnmlly nbnn-
doned tho Idpa of church that day, nnd
Fred found her before a cozy fire, but
Copyrltf M by Doubledy, Patfa & Company
surrounded by parents, little brothers
nnd big sisters. Tho professor wrfl
talkative; Fred's mind might hnvo
been greatly Improved, but with n win
dow In range ho preferred n melan
choly contemplation of Uic snow,
which had begun to fall In quantity.
Tho professor talked until luncheon,
throughout luncheon, nnd was well un
der wny to 1111 tho wholo afternoon
with tnlk, when Fred, repenting nil
the errors of his life, got up to go.
Hcnrtlly urged to remain, for there
wns now something Just under a bliz
zard developing, he suld no, he hnd o
great dcnl of "curriculum work" to
get done before tomorrow, nnd pnsscd
from tho sound of tho professor's hos
pitable voice nnd Into tho storm. II?
hnd a tedious struggle against tho
wind nnd thickening snow, but finnlly
enmo In sight of Uie town, not long
bofore dnrk. Here the road led down
Into n depression, and, lifting his bend
ns he begnn Uie slight ascent on tho
other side, Fred wns nwnro of two
figures outlined upon the low rldgo
beforo him. They were dimmed by tho
driving snow nnd their bncks were
toward him, but he recognized them
with perfect assurance. They were
Dorn Yocum and Ramsey Milholland.
They were walking so slowly that
their vadvance was almost Impercept
ible, but It could be seen that Dorn
wns talking with grent anlmntlon; nnd
she wns n graceful4 thing, thus gesticu
lating, In her long, slim fur coat with
the white snow frosting her brown fur
cap. Rnmsey hnd his hands deep In
his overcoat pockets and his manner
was wholly thnt of nn nudlcnce.
Fred murmured to himself, "'Whnt
did you sny to her?' 'Nothln'. I start
ed to, but'" Then he put on a
burst of speed and passed them, sweep
ing off his hat with operatic deference,
yet hurrying by ns If fearful of being
thought n killjoy If he llngorcd. He
went to the "frnt house," found no one
downstnlrs, nnd established htmself In
a red leather chair to smoke and
ruminate merrily by a great fire In
Half an hour later Ramsey entered,
stamped off the snow, hung up his
hat and coat, and sut himself down
defiantly In the red leather chair on
the other side of the fireplace.
"Well, go on," he said. "Commence 1"
"Not at nil I" Fred returned,' ami
ably. "Fino spring weather today.
Lovely to sec all the flowers and the
birds us we go a-strolllug by. The lit
"You look herel That' the only
wnlk I ever took with her In my life.
I mean by by asking her nnd her
saying she would nnd bo forth. Thut
other tlmo Just sort of happened, nnd
you know It. Well, the weather wasn't
Just the best In the world, maybe, but
she's an awful conscientious girl nnd
once she makes nn engagement "
"Why, of course," Fred finished fot
him, "she'd be too pious to break It
Just on account of n mere little bliz
zard or anything. Wonder how the
weather will bo next Sunday?"
"I don't know nnd I don't enre,"
said Ramsey. "You don't suppose I
asked- her to go again, do you?"
"Well, for one thing, you don't sup
pose I want her to think I'm u perfect
fool, do you?"
Fred mused n moment or two, look
ing nt the fire. "Whnt was the lec
ture?" he asked, mildly.
"She seemed to me to be "
"That wasn't lecturing; she wns Just
"Well, she thinks wnr for the United
Stntes Is coming closer and closer"
"Hut it Isn't."
"Well, she thinks so, nnyhow," said
Ramsey, "and she's ult broken up about
It. Of course sho thinks we oughtn't
to fight nnd she's trying to get every
body else she can to keep working
against It. Sho Isn't goln' home again
next summer, she's goln' back to that
settlement work in Chicago nnd work
there nmong those people 'urfjiliist our
goln' to wnr; and here In college sho
wnntsto get everybody sho can to tnlk
ngnlnst It, nnd"
"What did you say?" Fred asked,
nnd himself supplied tho reply:
"Nothln'. I started to, but"
Ramsey got up. "Now look here!
You know the 'frnt' pnssed a rule thnt
If we broke any more furniture In this
house with our scrnppln' we'd both be
fined tho cost of repairs and fivo dol
lars nplece. Well, I can afford fivo
dollars this month better thnn you can,
"I tako It back!" Fred Interposed,
hastily. "Hut you Just listen to mo;
you look out letting her think you're
on ljer aide like thnt."
. "You don't?"
(TO HE CONTINUED.)
Do Not Reach for the Moon.
Psychological science nppnrently has
exploded tho good old notion thut
"babies will rench for tho moon." Dr.
John H. Watson stntes In tho Scientific
Monthly thut when actually put to tho
test they will wntch attentively any
thing they see moving, no matter whnt
Its distance, but that they will not
reach for It until It la within 20 luchc
J, of them
HAND-KNIT SPORTS SUIT;
BRIGHTEN SOMBER CLOTHES
EVKN though sho knows Hho v111
bo badly beuten, tho very worst
player In the country Is more than like
ly to trek Joyously toward tho golf
links, when shu is clad In a suit llko
that one Illustrated here. Thdre uro
few of Its kind und It is fit for n
princess, for this sports suit Is knit
ted by hand nnd Is n beautiful bluo
and groy henthcr mixture, fcnturlng
a border Uo3lgn In theso two colors.
Tho picture tells its story qulto coin
letely In this enso tho short und
mmplo annals of the rich nro presonted
by a straight plnln skirt, long enough,
for good style nnd short enough for
freedom, nnd n plain, long-slOeved,
close-fitting swenter with "V" Bhnped
neck opening. It belongs in the
youthful slip-over clnss und hns n
narrow knitted belt thnt goes twice
around tho .waist and fastens with n
small button nt tho left side. The
rolled collar, high at the back, hns
the snmo border ns that which edges
Hand knitted suits have few- rivals,
slnco they nro of necessity expensive,
on nccount of tho time required for
knitting them. Machine knitting has
been so perfected thnt manufactured
garments rival thoso made by hnnd
In beauty, hut handwork gives oppor
tunity for Individual taste nnd dis
tinctive design. Most women with n
preference for hand work, content
themselves with handsome sweaters
to be worn with fabric skirts, nnd
there nre beautiful "out-doorlng" silks
In pecullnr weaves, thnt spend their
days In tho compnny of such sweaters.
The white ennvnn nhoos nnd ribbed
stockings thnt find themselves In tho
company of so many 6ports suits, nro
unassailable, but one might question
tho npproprlntenesj of tho hut pic
tured here. For sports wear a fino
but much simpler lint, with n protect
ing brim, would bo nbovo suspicion of
criticism and exactly In keeping with
If ono happens to hnvo chosen quiet,
tnmo colors, or somber things for
wenr In this colorful .summer, there Is
ono thing that can be dono ubout It.
A distress signal, sent In tho direction
of ribbons, to be used ns trimmings
or worn ns accessories, will cnll them
In, to save the day. Authoritative
names In tho apparel world hnvo used
them as they would folds for trim
mlng dresses nnd In other ways, by
wny of adding enlivening color where
It Is needed. And handsome acces
sories nru made of ribbons.
A plain frock of black pr dark crepo
mny be relegated to the class of com
monplace things or, nt best, csenpi
OF HAND-KNIT SUIT
notice, unless It contrives some clover
touch of color. .This mny be ndded by
prim but Inrgo nnd pretentious rosettes
of narrow plnltod ribbon, set nt tho
waistline or In other places on n dark
frock. Dresses' with floating pnnels
hnvo vivid ribbons set In rows across
tho panels, entirely covering them, nnd
huge cuffs, made In the same wny,
finish the sleeves. Or short pennants
of ribbon nro placed in tho manner
of frlngo on the edges of panels und
sleeves. Bnnds of bright ribbon adorn
sport nnd morning frocks and narrow
ribbons nre used ns bindings on after
In accessories one may reckon with
sashes mid girdles of both wide and
narrow ribbons, and with scarfs and
vests like those Illustrated. Hrilliuut
vests, which becoinu substitutes for the
blouse, intrigue the eye nnd make n
quiet suit, distinctive; nnd gay scarfs
rede'"" 'I'lri .itu nd sweaters from
oblivion. For evening dresses tho use
fulness of ribbons Is extended In every
direction; they nro nmdu Into long
fringes, Into flowers for thu glrdlo and
corsage und ut-ed In nny pretty and
Ingenious way ono may fancy.
(If 5P- )
COmiOHT I VRTUN NtVjfAm UHIOH
Note From Paris.
Henee's straight, beltless wraps
havo lnrgo cnpellku sleeves or nro
sleeveless. Trlcotlne for daytime nnd
crepu for evening are the lending
DYSPEPSIA IS NOW
THING OF THE PAST
fct. Loulo Citizen Eats Anything on the
Table and Hns Gained Several
Pounds In Weight Gives
Tanlac Full Credit.
'Tho other medicines I tried befort
didn't even budgo my troubles, but
three bottles of Tnnlac have fixed m
up In line shnpe," said II. Mohr, well
known citizen living nt '112 S. Fourth
St., St. Louis, Mo.
"Two years ngo my stomach went
wrong nnd my nppctite failed me. Gna
formed from what little I would cat
nnd pressed on my henrt until It pnl
pltnted so I could hardly breathe. I
wnsn't nblo to do regulnr work, bo
cnuse of pnlns in the back, bnd head
aches nnd dizzy spells,
"Hut I have gained several pounds
now slnco taking Tnnlnc nnd cat Just
anything I want without nny trouble.
The pains nnd hendnches never bother
mo nny more, nnd I nm only too glnd
to pnss the good word nlong nbout
Tnnlnc. It Is Bimply wonderful."
Tnnlac is sold by all good druggists,
"There will have to be some new'
rules made here or else I shall give
notice," said the girl In the telephone
office to the chief clerk.
"Why', what's the mutter?"
"Well, some of the things said vr ..
the wire are not fit for me to hear."
"Oh, that's nil right." wus the flip
pant answer. "You can't expect to
work round electricity und not get
Tho wnr hns mnde table linen very
vnluuble. Tho uso.of Red Cross Ball
Blue will add to lta wearing qualities.
Use It nnd Bee. All grocers. Adver.
Mrs. , Main Street (meeting Mrs.
New Street In the drug store) I hear
you're going to be on the Jury?
Mrs. New Street (trying to disguise
her pride) Yes, and there's only
twenty-three people drawn altogether.
Mrs. Main Street Is it tho grand
Mrs. New Street (emphatically)
Why, of course. I wouldn't be on thnt
other kind of Jury. Chicago JournuL
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Wnsh off Ointment In Ave minutes
with Cutlcura Sonp and hot water. It
is wonderful what Cutlcura will do
for poor complexions, dandruff, Itching
nnd red rough hands. Advertisement.
Rule With No Exceptions.
When you meet n wealthy old bnch
clor you mny be sure that you have at
Inst encountered n man who bus
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The fool will bo wise nnd the lnzy
muu Industrious tomorrow.
Your Skin is o
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For three generations
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