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THE SCHOOI
By MICHAE
(Copyright. 1911, by Au
Gideon Rush noticedthe girl before
they reached Chicago, though be was
a shy, hard-worying young man who
had really noticed few women in hi
day.
But even Gideon could be pardon I
for looking again at -the "schoolma'
girl." as he quaintly nicknamed he.
None but a school teacher wduld
have that air and that pencil. 'And
she was so young and so good to
look at thA. Gideon was reminaed of
little girls who played at various
games, like keeping house, and going
visiting, and teaching school. She
was a school teacher; and yet the
title wasn't distinctive enough. It
did not classify her. She was all girl,
too-young and sweet and happy. So
"school-ma'am girl" it was.
Gideon, who was going out to Ore
gon to -grow apples, saw that the
school-tha'am girl had a ticket much
Jke his own-a green one as long as
his arm.
Was she going west, too, maybe to
Oregon? But no; that was impossi
ble. He would lose her at Chicago,
where she would change to one ofthe
other hundred trains that shuttled
away in every direction.
It was dark when they' rumbiled
into the bedlam called Chicago. She
seemed so little and alone and grave
-some of her bright cheerfulness
had departed-that Gideon said a re
gretful farewell with his eyes. And
she answered the same way.
Gideon hurried into the sticky mid.
summer night, because everyone else
was hurrying; found a modest res
taurant in the glare and clatter; hur.
ried through a meal and trotted back
to the great station as the uniformed
man at the gate was bawling his
train
He found his tourist sleeper. Half
way down the aisle he paused, de
Rebelled Against DIning Car Charges.
spite the pushing procession behind
him, his eyes wide open and his
heart thumping; for there, comfort
ably disposed in her seat, was the
schoolma'am girl.
Next morning Gideon and the
schoolma'am gIrl had spoken to each
other almost befor-e they knew it. fly
noon they had decided to make com
mon cause against the frightful
charges of the dining-car with their
united lunch-boxes. By evening. Gid
eon had told her the story of his life,
and confided that ho had $2,200 with
which to buy an apple orchard.
The schoolma'am girl was equally
frank. She told him that her real
name was Serena Blythec, but that all
her friends called her "Bun." She
had come into a heritage of school
teaching in a New England town at
sixteen. She had expected to stay
there always But her father's health
had made a change imperative, and he
and her mother had gone west the
previous year. Now they hadl made
a home in northern California and
had written her to come.
Together Gideon and the school
ma'am gilI discovered that Gllesburg,
Oregon, and Eadensville, Californla,
were really not far apart.
"Why, we shall be neighbor-s!" said
Gideon. "I can run Over after suppe'r
most any evening." They both laugh
V ed at this slendler joko; but it (lid
seem cheering that the two hitt!a
black (lots were separated only by a
few score miles of mountain ranges
andl rivers.
"Edensville is growing wonderful
jy," said the school-ma'am girl, with
new but genuine western enthusiasm
for- her own town, "Mamma says it's
half as large again as when they
Smovedi there. Papa has all the work
he can do; he is a carpenter, you
know, and carpenters are scarceso
is capital- A man with some money
is sure to make a success. You could
do well there."
"I can dIe well at Gilesbur-g." re
turned Gideon, sturdily loyal. "The
finest apples in the state are raised
in that district. It's a good shipping
1MA' M.GIRL
L J. RTER
roeia !d Literary Preen.)
'But see here, wnat mamma says
out a young man from home, who
ias only been in Edensville two
years." She unfolded a letter and
read: "'Abram Howitt is doing
splendidly. Hg Is the only money
lender in town, and is one of the rich
men now. He is building a beautiful
home and is very helpful to your
father and me. You would not know
him for the same Abram. He in
quires every day when you-'" She
broke off abruptly.
Gideon winced inwardly. "I
wouldn't do as a money-lender," he
replied; "too much sympathy for the
other fellow. I've had to borrow,
myself."
Constraint fell with that, and Gid
eon went to the smoking compart
ment and sat himself down, gloomily,
in a corner.
"Of course," he chided; "I might
have known some rioh man would
want her. I'm surprised she ever
got away from New England without
being married." With that he watch
ed a vague and delightful dream
which had come into his life in the
past 48 hours fade as the light of
evening faded on the distant moun
tains.
The rich Mr. Howitt stalked into
their conversation and spread him
self around like a wet blanket fre
quently; after that Gideon tried to
avoid him, and so did the school
ma'am girl. But he was evidently a
character not accustomed to being
ignored. It was patent to Gideon he
had nominated himself to be the hus
band of little Miss Serena and that,
furthermore, Serena's parents were
eager to ratify the nomination.
Once, when they were looking over
some of the girl's snapshots they
came to a man posing under a tree,
a man with his hat tilted knowingly
back, unaware that he showed a fore
head from which the hair was reced
ing. He had an upcurled, oily-looking
black mustache, and wore a satisfied
smirk.
"Who's that?" demanded Gideon.
"That's Mr. Howitt," returned Ser
eno.
"Why, he's old!" cried Gideon, with
fierce triumph. And then he leaned
forward to look Into her eyes. "Bun,
don't marry him! He-"
"Mr. Rushi"
For the first time Gideon felt the
weight of the icy school teacher tone.
The humbled Gideon sought refuge
in the smoking compartment, where
he stayed until bedtime.
Next morning he recalled with a
start that they were but 14 hours
from Gilesburg. He sought Serena.
The schoolma'am: girlI was encased
in the manner wvhich he knew strange
teacheirs adopt at an institute. She
was painstakingly polite and pain
fully friendly, and as imper-sonal as
the multiplication table. For once,
Mr. . Iow~itt did not get Into the con
vers at ion.
IEven at dinner, a dining car extrav
agance on which Gideon insisted be
cause it was to bo their last meal to
gether, the girl's armor remained ini
place.
The hours passed inexorably. Al
most before ho could believe it, the
whistle screanmed, the brakeman
cried "Gilesburg!" and Gideon was
standing in tho aisle, saying goodbye
to Miss Ullytho.
So with a heart sore and rebellious
he descended into the soft darkness
of the little town, suitcase in hand.
Mechanically he fumbled in his pock
ets for his trunk check.
The engine was taking water. Gid
eon walked forwar-d, for one more
look at the schoolmna'am girl. Hecr
scat was toward the middle of the
car on the other side. The platform
was high, and by standing on tiiptoe
he could just see her.
Her head was turned away; chin
on hand, she was looking out into the
darkness. There was a droop to her
not at all like the young wvoman who
had bidden him a cheerful goodbye a
few moments before. Stealthily she
dabbed her eyes with her handker
chief.
Just then the train started; so did
Gideon. Ho rushed up the steps of
the car, treading on the toes of the
conductor, and neariy knocking over
the porter, dropped his suitcase in
the vestibule, and marched up tihe
aisle.
"Bun," he said, quietly, and sat
down beside her.
She turned, with a sudden catch
ing of breath. There was joy in
her dewy eyes. Unconsciously she
stretched out her hand and Gideon
took it in his own.
"Oh I" she sighed, with a tremulous
smile, "it seemed so lonesome. Hut
the train--we're leaving Gilesburg.
Where are you going?"
"With you," he replied, simply.
"Hut-" she struggled to release
her hand. "You can't!" Her eyes
fell on the trunk-check between his
fingers. "Your trunk's back there
your or'chard! Why, Gid-"
"We will come back to them, it
tie schoolmna-am girl," he said. "when
the honeymoon's ever."
Blushing, she let her hand lie in
his.
Its Tendency.
"I went in this nature study bus)
ness fad to get a line on the hone)
bee."
I"Of course, you know that line is a)
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Dying by Organs.
It has been dliscoveredi that if a
human being (lies after an ordinary
illness and not a violent death ho
does not die all over and all at once.
lie may have a dliscased liver, heart
or lung, and this may be the cause
of his death; but it has been found
that if the diseased organ could have
been replaced by a healthy one life
might have been maintained indefi
nitely. This is no imagination or
speculation. It has been conflrmed
by the most careful experiments by
the ablest medical scientists In the
country.-Leslie's Weekly.
Wanted to Know.
Ella-She has a rosebud mouth.
Stella-Does that explain her mak
ng so many flowery speeches?
Some men envy their hair-when it
omes out on top.
~1 Beuse f the
PREROGATIVE OF HER SEX
Bride Had but Exercised Recognized
Privilege That Is Universally
Granted.
A young couple had been courting
for several years and the young man
seemed to be in no h'urry to marry.
Finlly, one day, he said:
"Sal, I canna marry thee."
"llow's that?" asked she.
"I've changed my mind," lie said.
"Well, I'll tell thee what we'll do,"
said she. "If folks know that it's
thee as has given be up I shanna
be able to get another chap; but if
they think I've given thee up I can
get all I want. So we'll have banns
published and when the wedding day
comes the parson will say to thee:
'Wilt thou have this man to be thy
wedded husband?" I shall say: 'I
winlIa.'"
The day came, and when the minis
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mlan answered: "I will."
Then the parson said to the woman:
"Wilt thou have this man to be thy
wedded husband?" and she said:
"I will."
"Why," said the young man ft-rious
ly, "you said you would say 'I win
na.'")
"I kno wthat," said the young
woman, "hut I've changed my mind
since."-Mack's National Monthly.
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The Countryman-Yes-everything
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Much ignorance prevails among the
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NOTHING BUT AN AMATEUR
Fair Damsel's Quections That Re.
vealed Callow Lover In His
True Light.
"Do you really and truly think I
am beautiful?" she asked.
"You are simply divine," he re
plied.
"But there are . other girls whom
you think more beautiful than I."
"No, I don't think there is a more
beautiful girl in the world than you."
"There are other girls you think
are just as beautiful, though."
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other girl I ever saw."
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breathed."
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the first place?"
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exactly say so."
"o, well, go on. My goodness!
Must I suggest everything nice that
you say to me?"
"What more can I say?"
"Heavens! I'm not going to sit here
giving you lessons. I thought the
way you started out that you had
made love before."
Exhibition of Real Faith.
William Spill's little girl, who had
been playing at making mud pies,
aided by a tiny sprinkling can for a
reservoir, ran to her father as he
alighted from a car, bearing a pack
age of dry-cleaned wearing apparel.
Pointing to her muddy little boots
Father Spill admonished his tiny
daughter, impressing her with the
value of a neat appearance.
That night the young lady offered
her usual prayer with great earnest
ness. "And don't forget, dear Lord,"
she prayer fervently, "to dry-clean
our street, and my shoes, for Jesus'
sake, amen! "-Cleveland Leader.
An Undefinable Definition.
A few days after school opened in
the spring a teacher in a llrooklyn
school was testing the members of
one of her old classes on what they
had remembered of the 'deflnition she
had taught them during the preceding
term. Finally she asked the bright
boy of the class this question:
"Now, Robert, tell me what a hypo
crite is?"
"A hypocrite," replied Robert with
out hesitation, "is a kid w'at comes to
school wit' a smile on his mug."
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while I am at their teeth.
Second Ipentist-That's nothing.
Mine all want to have their pictures
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light on their faces.
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