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Synopsis.-With his grandfather.
small Ramsey Milholland is watch
ing the ".Decoration Day Parade"
in the home town. The old gen'tle
man, a veteran of the Civil war,
endeavors to Impress the young
ster with the significance of the
great conflict, and many .years aft
erward the boy was to remember
his words with startling vividness.
In the schoolroom, a few' years
afterward. Ramsey is not distin
fuished for remarkable ability,
hough his pronounced dislikes are
arithmetic. "Recitations" and Ger
man. Tn sharp contrast ,to Ram
sey's backwardness is the precocity
of little Dora Yocum, a young lady
whom in his bitterness he denomi
nates "Teacher's Pet."
Here was a serious affront, at least
to Ramsey MIlholland's way of think
Ing; for Ramsey, also now proved
sensitive. He quieted his friends
"Shut UP!"-and advanced toward
Wesley. "You look here l. Who y6u
"Everybody I" Wesley * hotly re.
turned. "Everybody chat goes aronlnd
mentioning. ladies' names on the pub.
lie streets are pups l"
"They are, are they?" Ramsey as
hotly demanded. "Well, you just look
- here a minute; my own father men
tions my mother's name on the public
streets whenever he wants to, and you
just try callin' Imy father a pup, and
you won't know what happened to'
"What'll you do about it?"
"I'll put a new head on you," said
Ramsey. "That's what I'll do, because
anybody that calls my father or moth
er a pup--"
"Oh, shut up! I wasn't talkin' about
your ole father and mother. I said
- . everybody that mentioned Dora Yo
eum's name on the public streets was
a pup, and I mean it i IEverybody that
mentions Dora Yogum's name on the
"Dora Yocum I" said Ramsey. "I got
a perfect right to say it anywhere i
want to. Dora Yocum, Dora Yocum,
Dora Yocum --"
"All right then, you're a pup t"
Ramsey charged upon hiin and re
ceived a suffocating blow full in the
face, not. from Mr. Bender's fist but
, from the solid bundle of books at the
end of the strap. Ramsey saw eight
or ten objectives instantly: there were
Wesley Benders standilng full length in
the air on top of other WVesley Ben
ders8, and more Wesley Benders zig
zagged out sidlewise from still other
Wesley Benders; nevertheless, he
found one of these- and it pr'oved to be
flesh, lie engaged it wildly at fisti
-cuffs; poundled it upon01 the countenance
and drIove it awvay. Then hie sat down
upon the curbstone and, wvithI his dizzy
eyes shut, leaned 'forward( for the bet
ter accomnioda tion of hIs ensanguined
Wesley had retreated to the other
side of the street, holding a grimy
handkerchief to the midmost parts of
lisa pallid face. "Therie, you ole dI-n
pup !" lhe shouted, in a v'oice whileh
threatenedl a sob. "I guess that'll
teachl you to be careful how~ you men
tion Dora Yacumi's name on the public
At this, ltamiisey mamde a motion as
if to rise and1( pursue, whereumpon WVes
ley fled, wailing back over lisa shoulder
as lhe ran, "You wait till I ketch you
out alone on the public streets and
His v'oice was lost in an outburst of
hooting from his former friends, who
sympathetlcahly surrounided the
wvounded ilams~ey. But ini a measure,
-at least, the chivalro',us fugitive had
wonl his point. Ile was5 routed andl
outdone, yet whamt' sur'vived the (lay
was a rumor, wh'leh'l heenmeiIi a sort of
tenuous legend among thos)e lntei'est
ed. There had been ai liht over D ora
V oentim, it appeiredl, anid liiiasey Mil
l'oi 'and hadl a ttempted to mia intaini
i.'et hing der'ogator'y to thei 1lady3,
u'hi 'e Wesley defended heri as a
''Ily youth should.
hioys, unmindlful of proper' gal
'upported Riamsey on account
ay he had persisted in lickin'
iout of Wesley Henider after
- r'hat preliminary wallop from
' lackjack bundle of books(.
Ti' . - otted and championed Wes
Iey .iked outrageously of his
comn -ercely declaring thait lie
* ough arrested; and for weeks
they "dI a new manner townard
him. 'pt their. faciuti expres
sions "aut perhaps this was
more r -nother's benefit than
for Rams 'ud several of them
went so. 1 thteir way to findi
even privi ."ities for r'epriov
ing him tih- . observer might
have suspec' "live been less
Indignant tI. ''d-bit not
Ramsey, Hie all hated
him, and Raid hi t
Dora was a non, -he little
. adg was so diligen1 ' sh
riqhtsjn Doubleday.Page &COmpan.
gave never the slightest sign -of com
prehending that there had been a fight
about her. Having no real cognizance
of Messrs. Bender and Miiholland ex
cept as Impediments to the advance of
learning, she did not even look demure.
With Wesley Bender, Ramsey was
again upon fair termus before the win
ter had run Its course; the two were
neighbors and, moreover, were drawn
together by a community of interests
which made their reconciliation a ne
cessity. Rtamsey played the guitar and
Wesley played the mandolin.
All il feeling between them died
with the first duet of spring, yet the
tinkling they made had no charm to
soothe the savage breast of Itunisey
whenever the Teacher's Pet came into
his thoughts. He day-dreamed a thou
sand ways of putting her in her place,
but was unable to carry out any of
them, and had but a cobwebby satis
faction in Imagining discomfitures for
her which remained imaginary. "Just
once I" he said to Fred Mitchell, "That's
all I ask, just once. Just gimme one
chance to show that girl what she
really is. I guess if I ever get the
chance she'll find out what's the mat
ter with her, for once in her life, any
way." Thus it came to be talked about
and understood and expected In Itam
sey's circle, all male, that Dora Yo
cum's day was coming. "You'll see !"
said Ramsey. "The time'll come when
that ole girl'll wish she'd moved out o'
this town before she ever got appointed
monitor of our class I Just you wait I"
They waited, but conditions appeared
to remain unfaverable indefinitely.
Perhaps the great opportunity might
have arrived if Rlamusey had becen able
to achieve a startling importamnce in
any -'of the "'various divergent yet
pa ralll lIines of school endeavor"-onte
of the phrases by means of which
teachers andl princllpal clogged the
mindIS of their unarmedI auditors. But
though lhe was far from being the
dumbi driven hienst of misfortune that
lie seemed in the schoolroom, and, in
fact, lived a double lIfe, exhibiting in
his out-of-school hours a remarkable
example of "secopdary personal ity"
ai creaIture fearing nothing and( capalie
of laughter; blue eyed, fairly robust,
and1( anything but dlumb--he was never
thness without endowment or attain
muent great enough to get hinm distine
lie "tried for" the high-school
eleven, and "tried for" the nine, but
the experts 'were not long in elimul
nating hinm fromh either of' these com
lpetitions, and he htad to content him
self with cheering instead of getting
(cheeredl. lie was by no manher of
means athletie, or enough of anything
(e1se, to p~ut Dora Yocum in her place,
andl so lie and the great opportunity
were still waiting in May, at tihe end
of the second year of, high school,
wheni the class, now the "10 A," revert
ed to an old1 fashion and decIded to
entertain itself with a woodland plc
They gathered upon~f the sandy banks
of a creek in the blue shallie of big,
pattchy-hiarked sycamores, with a dlane
hng sky on top of everything andl gold
dlust atwinkle over the water, Hither
Ihe naipkin-covered , haskets were
brought fr'om tihe wagons tad assem
bledin he sade where theyap
peaired as an alttettlve Jittle meadIt~ow
of' wbtlie Innpery, amd gave both sur
priise and lenatIure to comnitiilea of
nu ts andtte to othemr or'iginmal settler's of
t he ne'lighboirhmood.
Fro'aam this nmucleums or hendqi'ters
of the picnic, 'various expeditins seti
forth up and down the creek andi
through the ,woods that Owrdeied I,
Two envied boy fishermen established
themselves upon .a bank up-stream,
with hooks and -lines thoughtfully
brought with them, and poles which
they fashioned froin young saplingg.
'hey took mussels trom the shallows,
for bait, and having gone to al) this
trouble, declined to share with friends
less energetic and provident the per.
quisites and pleasures secured -to
Albert Paxton was one person
who proved his enterprise. Having vis
ited the spot some days before, lie had
hired for his exclusive use throughout
the duration of the pienic an old row
boat belonging to a shanty squatter;
it was the only rowboat within a mile
or two and Albert had his own uses
for it. Albert was the class lover and,
after first taking the three chaperon
teachers "out for a row," an excursion
concluded in about ten minutes, he dis
embarked them; Sadie Clews stepped
into the boat, a pocket camera in one
hand, a tennis racket in the other; and
the two spent the rest of the day, ex
cept for the luncheon interval, solemn
ly drifting along the banks or ground
ed on a shoal. Now and then Albert
would row a few strokes, and at al
most any time when the populated
shore glanced toward them, Sadie
would be seen photographing Albert,
or Albert would' be seen photograph
Ing Sadie, but the tennis racket re.
malned an enigma.. They were six
teen, and had been "engaged" more
than two years.
On the borders of the little meadow
of baskets there had been deposited
two black shapes, which reniained un
disturbed throughout the day, a closed
guitar case and a closed mandolin
case, no doubt containing each its
proper instrument. So far as any use
of these went they seemed to be of the
same leisure class to which Sadie's
tennis racket belonged, for when one
of the teachers suggested music, the
musicians proved shy. Wesley Ben
der said they hadn't learned to play
anything much and, besides, he had a
couple o' broken strings he didn't know
as lie could fix up; and Itamasey said
he guessed it seemed kind o' too hot to
play much. Joining friends, they or
ganized a contest in marksmanship,
the target being a floating can which
they assaIled with pebbles; and after
that they "skipped" fla't stones upon
the surface of the water, then went to
join a group gathered about Willis
Parker and Heinie Krpsemeyer.
No fish had been caugiht, a lack of
luck crossly attributed by the fisher.
men to the noise made by constant ad.
vice on the part of their attendant
gallery. Messrs. Milholland, Bender,
and the other rock throwers came up
shouting, and were ill received.
"For heaven's sakes," Heinie Kruse
meyer demanded, "can't you shut up
Here we just first got the girls to keet
their mouths shut a minute and I al
most had a big pickerel or something
on my hook, and here you got to uP
and yell so he chases himself away
Why can't nobody show a little sense
sometimes when they'd ought to? A
fish Itn't goin' to bite when he can't
even hear himself think I Anyhody
ought to know that much."
But the new arrivals hooted. "Fith I"
Ramsey vociferated. "I'll bet a hun
dred dollars there hasn't been event a
minny in this creek for the last sixty
"There is, too I" said Heinle, bitter
ly. "But I wouldn't be surprised there
wouldn't b~e no longer if you got to
keep up thIs noise. If you'd shut up
just a minute you could see. yourself
there's flsh here."
itmsey leaned forth over the edge
of the overhanging bank, ai dirt preci
1)lee five feet above the water, and
ipeered into the lndectermninable depthsq
below. The pool had( been stlirred,
partly by thme Inexpert pokings of t he
fishermen and partly by simall clodat
andl bits of dlirt dlislodged from above
by the feet of thle andience. The wn-.
ter, consequenitly, was but brownly
traniislueient and reveailed its secrets r'e.
luemntlm y ; nevermthleless certIain dIimi lit
tle shiapes had1( been observed to move
withlint it. and( were still there. 11am
sey foiled to see them at first.
"Where's any ole fish?7" lhe inqiuired,
'"Look !" whispered the girl who
stood niearest toi Iamsey. She point
i'd. "There's one. 'lighit down there
by Wills' book. Doin't you see him ?"
llamsey was Impressed emiough to
whisper. "Is there? I don't see him11.
The girl came closer to him and, the
bet ter' to show him, leaned -out over'
thle edlge of thle bank and. for safety in
mintaininmg her balance, reted1 her
left hamiti upon0 his shoulder while she
poinitedl l wi her righit. Thereupon
soimetluig happlened'( -(o Itamtsey. This
touch upon1 his shold~ier wa'Is almost
noth ifig, and lie had never taken the
slIghtest initer'est in Mill Itust (to
whom thamt simall warni hand1( belonged),
though she was thle ('hiss beauty, and
long e'sttablishied in the (flice. Now, all
at once, a p~eculimir and heretofore en
tirely unfamiliar sensation suddenly
became important in the upper part of
his chest. For am momient lie hieldl lis
breath, an Involuntary actionahe
seemed to be standing in a shower of
"Don't you see it, Itamsey?" Milla
whiisperedl. "it's a great blig one.
WVhy, it must lhe as long as--as your
shos! 'Look !"
Ramsey sow nothing but the thIck
round1 curl on Milla's shoulder. That
curl -swas shot with dazzling fibers of
sunshine, lie seemed to b~e trembling.
." The old resentment r-ose
he'd 'show' that girl yet, some
(TO HE CONTINUIED.)
Sorrow often binds people ing~ten
BRIDE "BUMS" WAY
WITH HEI HUSBAND
Haled Into Court, Judge Takes
Up Collection add Sends
Them on Way.
Chlicago.-A honeymoon tour en the
rods of -freight tralins ended for John
Bower and his wife, Helen, each
twenty-three years old, when they were
arraigned before Judge John F. Hass,
in Chicago, on charges of disorderly
6nt ct. With $15 collected in the
court room, the couple finished their
journey fromt Chicago to Grand
Rapids, Mich., "on the cushions."
A special watchman passing through
the Chicago railroad yards saw two
forms huddled closely together on the
rods of % freight train. They were
Arraigned Before Judge Haas.
taken to a police station. The desk
sergeant looked with unconcern upon
what he believed to be two dirt-be
smeared men. They were dressed
"I'm his wife," said the smaller one.
"You're his what?" asked the
sergeant, gazing at Mrs. Bower's cloth
She admitted that she had dressed
as a man in order that she might re
main with her husband In his travels.
And she added that she "would rather
ride the rods with John than In a
Pullman with any one else."
Bower said he was married January
9 and with his wife went to Cedar
Rapids, In., on his honeymoon tour
and to obtain a position witij his
brother, a farmer there. When he
reached Cedar Rapids lie hand only
50 cents. He failed to get work and
lie and his wife rode "blind baggage,"
SLEUTH PLAYED BOTH ENDS
Chicago Detective Lived With Woman
He Had Been Hired by Husband
Chicago.--The story of a detective
living wi th the wife of a man who had
sent him out to find her was tol by
Dr. Sebastian Becker of Chliengo, who
.anys the sleuth presented e'xpensie tie
when'i the(y were pid. A wiarrant has
bee'n swoirn out for' te arrest of Itny
W. Smedlley, thle dtect''Iivt.
lheker's wvife dIisa llpeared sev'eralI
weeks aigo, ther hu tshain says, andit
Smed'ile'y (etnme to him i offerinzg to fintd
thie missinig womani. 'lThere be'gan ten,
t' doctor says, what thle Itought 'vas
eel ved fr~om all parts of Ite coun iiry.
Becker beeame disgusteid when he
hiad spent $900 in t he huint, hie says,
iindi hut antot her dlec (tive oni thle joh.
Tis' tman found thle dett ective anad
fleeker's wife~ liv ing together in Chli
r'igo. TheyQ3 hadi ibeen~i forinmg ltickeri
to suppors~t theii. Smnedley hias dlisa)
WOMAN HELD AS ARSON CHIEF
Fire Marshal Gets Warrant After
Probing Several Fires in
New Orleans, La.--Ars. AM. E.
Crosby, widely known in I~ouilslana,
is (chatrgedl withi being head of ain
"armSonl trust." in warrants swornl out
by Conrad Lecoz, state fIire marshalI,
after Investigation of fires in severatl
Iouislana towns. Warrants also weire
issuted for Mirs. Crosby's two daiiugh
ters and their husb~ands, Mir. and Mrs.
Ut . It aney and~ Mir. and Mirs. JT. D.
iligdhon, Mir. Lecoz announced.
Owl Takes Joy Ride
on Hand of Big Clock
P'ottsville, 'Pa. - A large,
solemn owl the othier(lday
pierchied on the hiodr haind of the
. lug clock on the couirthtouise
TIhe bird sat there several
*hours and shifted its position as
the h;'ad went airound. A large
cro~wd watc'hed. 'lThe owl did(
Snot 5 op the t'lock, so it was
*not dtistuirbed. It finally flew
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