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THE FIRST KISS.
Synopslis.-With his grandfather,
small Ramsey Milholland is watch
Ing the "Decoration Day Parade"
In the home town. The old gentle
anan, a veteran of the Civil war,
endeavors to Impress the yohng
nter with the significance of the
great conflict, a many years aft
erward the boy. was to remember
his words with startling vividness.
In the schoolroom. a few years
afterward, ransey Is not distin
guishied for remarkable ability,
though tis p'onounced dislikes are
arithmetic, "Recitations" and Ger
,man. In sharp contrast to Ram
sey's backwardness s the precocity
of little Dorn Yocum, ^ young lady
whom In his bitterness he denomi
nates "Teacher's Pet." In highi
school, where h and Dora are
classmates, Ranmsey, continues to
feel that the girl delights to mai..
aet her superiority, and the vin
dictiveness he generates becomes
alarming, culminating In te reso
lution that some day he will
"show" her. At a class picnic Ram
sey I captured bag and Daggage
by Mtilla Rust, the class beauty,
anid endures the~agonies of hlia arst
love. Ramsey's parents object to
Milla and wish he'd taken up with
C H APT ER V I.-Continued.
Mila hung weightily upon hs ar ,
-and they dawdled, drifting fromt one
side of the pavesment to the other as
they slowly advance . Albert and fa
-die, ahlead of them, called "good night"
froe i corner, be're turning down the
yde street where e c lived ; and
then, presently, aiamsey and Milla
were at te latter's gate. He wet I
with her, halting at the front steps.
"Well, g'night, Mll,"o hie sad.
Want to go out walking tomorrow
night? Albert and Sad-e are."
"I can't toorrow night," sh e told
.him with obvious regret. "Isn't it thle
worst luck I I got an aunt comlin' to
visit fron Chior, and she's crazy
.about playing 'Five Hundred,' and
mnamia and papa said -1 haf to Stay In
to mnake four to play it. Shte's liable
to be here three or four days, and I
.guess I got to be around home-pretty
uch all the tite se's here. It's the
worst luck !"
Ihe was doleful, but ventured to be
literary. "Well, what can't be helped
nust be endured. I'll come around
when she's gone."
He mloved as If to depart, but she
abti retaind 'hisvar anded. ne
pamaadpresi 1hi to retiquisint
tomaefo-" t helsy-id. Sesla
toSeheganed hre or ther (las, arnt
ofuthe hu"I gtoeaOuessl thoe famety
mucnal toe, time she's hbeent's.h
said thisdeu, but ve ddntredeases
laran "Wdel, wha an'tuse helpedt
that th he nue.l comaed haround
c'et thtitas o meheeep."wa
ed toe a birrd-fc toot f)ush
ofotutingat felsatres and disd ohper.
pare tureinst.nl wyi h
darkells, he hands vrhrhes
"Wn l nhatanic amseywnerdifh
"S'ee mne ti" the d,'stumbnt
ofr the house. "We guess famlt'
Hoe tokhe in"the saring i)to a great
"Wegll, gith tht loaiewas aShe
said othig, but tl drI nid noeleasti
a reaks, and cold ninaue ',this food
trhat thime h e hlr'elh Ma hade
"Dmearo, ith t knowing weri'ng ex
yept thatgt ast muhau omewhie1101tg
oeswet ta heappenred fast tooh fal
of did y'ui know fatr. hI khInk htewa.
he tweetet ting.atl awandyu inte
yoare, he hafd yoere hercleek n
and ini hoe you wld '~othk it lie
hadn'te stke tan (rtel onispinathi
"re'mine ande I" lam ys, ftorever khto.
wi( wi aelrg. "Well IJgess wl got
ton10 etack hong byc thensomerl
andie wei gthSe anAlb to agreto
thflotag;le badCncr.Do' kige at~aI
Mingld abot thmy pting i'somethi'ng
oseie in th noey adt Ihatf cused
thehin t is ag swt onie did not las
long. le ne inowastal ieces.l~ to
* ltredkat coldt (as11his hainat ion pro-0
jeted. Akt o is mohei ltoe
arut firea1g hImissive, ado
ased expresto nas s hei'ea tohie sen-.
''ene "I amhe siets wtig now
you areomgne and Iuc amour sorever
kso. weew he that M~ e illa nihtan'
wite "kidduko." -whet cale thim ithat
hsetest bting he ward littu voice
seeterd semed thno t l wht lit d id
Illustraions by 'OK
aight by Doubleda, Page &Company.
in ink. He wished, too, that she hadn't
saild she was his forever.
Suddenly lie was seized with a hor
ror of her.
Moisture brokb out heavily upon
hin; he felt a definite sickness, and,
wishing for death, went forth upon the
streets to walk and walk. He cared
not whither. -so that his feet took him
in nny direction away from Milla,
since they were unable to take him
away from hiusel-of whom he had
as great a horror. 11er loving face was
contintially before him, and its sweet
ness made his flesh creep. MIlla had
been too sweet.
When lie met or passed people, it
seemled to him that perhaps they were
able to recognize upon him somewhere
the marks of his low quality.
"Softy! Ole sloppy fool!" Ie mut
tered, addreming hinself. "SIKlu1,1hY
ole mush ! . . . pooner!" And
he added, "Yours forever, kiddo!"
Convulsions seemed about to seize
Turning a corner with his head
down, he almost charged into Dora
Yocum. She was homeward bound
from a piano lesson, and carried a
rolJed leather case of sheet music
something lie couldn't imagine Milla
carrying-and in her young girl's
dress, whici attempted to be nothing
else, she looked as wholesome as cold
spring water. Ramsey had always felt
that she despised him and now, all at
once, he thought that she was Justified.
Leper that he had become, he was un
worthy to be even touching his cap to
her! And as she nodded and went
briskly on, he would have given any
thing to turn and walk a little way
with her, t'or it seemed to him that this
might fumigate his morals. But he
lacked the courage, and, besides, he
Pausing in an Alley, Ho Read Her Note
considered himnself unfit to be~ see1
walking with her.
lie had a long afiterniooni of ani
gui shes, t hese becoming most violeni
when lie tiled to face thle prioliem 01
his future course toward Mllima. li
dlid not facre it at all, in faict, bt mere.
ly writhed, ando had evolvedl not hiny
when Frkiay evening was upon im
and1( M Illa waniting for himii to take hem
to thie "hand concert" with "Aih and
Sade." lie made shift to seek a shori
initerview withI Albert, just before din
"I got a pretty rotten headache, and
lmy stomach's upset, too," he said(
drooping upon the Paixtons' fence. "]
been1 gettin' worsi'e every minute. You
and Sadie go by Milla's, Albert, and
tell her if I'm not there by ha'-pas'.
seven, tell heri not to wa'it for mec any
"How (10 you mean 'wait'?" Albert
iniquiried. "You dono't e'xpect lher f0
comeI pokin' along with Radie and me
do you? She'll keelp on sittin' there at
home11 jus~t the same, buecause she
woulnl't hatve anything else to (do, if
you dono't comle like she expect s you to,
She hasni't got iay waly tQ stol) wait
At this, Itamusey moaned, wvitho~ut 5f.
r'etationf. "I don1't explect I cani, Al
lher," he said, "I'dl like to if I couldt
but the way It looks no0w, you tell her
Iwouldnl~'t be0 much suprised mlaybe
was st alP in' in wvith typhioid fever- or
pretty nar anything at all." He
mioved aiway, concluding feebly: "I
guess 1 1)etter cra~lwa on hiomie, Albert,
while I'm st ill able1( to walk some. You
tell heri the way it looks now I'm liable
to be right siek.''
And the next morning lie woke to
the chafings of remorse, picturing a
Milla someiiwhait restoredi in chairm
waiting hopefully at the gate, *een
after- the half-past seven, and1( thlen, a
time passed1 and1( the sound~ of the ils
tant horns came faintly through the
(dar-kness, going sadly to her room
perhaps wQeping ther, It was a pie
ture to wring hni with anAme And Pt),
but was foUowed by another which
electrified-him,. for out of school 1he
(lid not lack imagination. Wliat if
Albert had reported hIas illies4 too
vivl'ily to MIllla? Milla was so foind I
What if, in her alarm, she should comle
here to the house' Jo liqire of his
mother about hin? What it' she told
Airs. Milholland they were "engaiged"?
The next moment Itamsey was lroject.
lug i conversution between his mother
and Milla in which the Jatter stated
that she and Ramsey were som"n to be
married, that she regarded himn as at
ready virtually .her husbani. and de
imlanded to nurse him.
In a panic he fled from the house be
fore breakfast, going ou.t by way of a
side door, and he crossed back yards
and climibed back fences to reach Al
bert 'axton the more swiftly. This
creature,'a ladiles' man almost profes
sionally, was found exercising with ati
electric iron and a pair of flannel trou
sers in a basemnent laundry, by way of
stirring his appetite for the morning
"See here, Albert," his friend said
breathlessly. "I got a favor. I want
you to go over to Mill's-"
"I'm goin' to finish pressin' these
trousers," Albert Interrupted. "Thou
I've got my breakfast to eat."
"Well, you could do this first," salit
Ramsey, hurriedly. "It wouldn't hurt
you to do me this little favor first.
You just slip over and see Milla for
me, if she's up yet, and if she isn't,
you better wait around till she is, be
catuse I want you to tell her I'm a
whole lot better this morning. Tel
her l'm pretty niea'.r practlek'ly all right
again, Albert, an(] I'll prob'ly write her
a note or something right soon-or in
a week or so, anyhow. You tell her-"
"Well, you act pretty funny !" Albert
exclained, fumbling in the pockets of
his coat. "Why ean't you I on over
and tell her yourself? But just as it
happens there wouldn't be any use
your goin' over there, or me, either."
"Mlnla ain't there," said Albert, still
searching the pockets of his coat.
"When we went by her house last night
to tell her about your headaehe and
stomach and all, why, her mother told
us Mlilla'd gone up to Chicago yester
day afternoon with er aunt. and said
she left a note for you, and she said If
you were sick I better take It and
give It to you. I was goin' to bring It
over to your house after breakfast."
He found It. "Here I"
Iamsey thanked him feebly, hiad de
parted in a state of partiai stupefac
tion, brought on by a glimpse of the
Instabilities of life. 1IN had also, not
relief, but a sense of vacancy and loss;
for AMilta, out of his reach, once more
became mysteriously lovely.
Pausing in an alley, lie read her
"Dearle: Thought I ought to call
you up but over the 'phone is Just lix
for explanat os as Mana and Aunt
.iess would hear everything and
thought I might seean cold to you not
saying anything sweet on account of
theima listening and you would wonder
why I was so cold when telling you
good-by for a wile maybe weeks. It is
this way Uncle Pury wired Aunt Jess
he has just taken In a big touring car
on a debt and his vacation starts to
morrow so if they were going to take
a trii) they better start right way so
Auait Jess invited mae. Now dearle I
hiave to pack aid wrilte this in a hury
so you wilt not be0 disappiiointed wuhen
you1 omae by for' the 11. C. to-night. Do
not go get sonice other glirl iand take
haer for I would hate her and nothinig
ini t his worldt wouald maake mec false for
41ne. 5'Second to miy kidldo hloy. 1 (10 not
knaow juast whena home aga in as the
fol ksi tik I het tea' st ay uap ther'e for
a v'isit at Auna t .1 tss and Uncie Ii'vsi
haomue ini 'hicago afi ter' thle tri i'jIs over,
1h:t I thinak if' youi al the tlime atrnd
y~ou1 muist tink ot' umi everty inuitte andit
believea your ownm dearle she will tiever
nto not f'or one se'onad be0 false. 8o
tell Saide and Alb goi'd-by fora mae andi(
doa no't lhe false to melt any morea'l t han
I wouli lbe to you1 antd it will not lie
ionig till no'itig 11m're wIll interraut
oura swe(et fr'iendiptiI."
As a iieaisurae ot' domtllle $r'mtt-alec
Ilziasey tiore thei note4 Int laIrr'aeparable
frasgmt,t. buat he dild this slowlyt,
andI withlut exp er'ienca(ing anyi3 of1 t he
irevutlslion(''' retd by' AMihJ's f'ormaer
lie was miilehthy. agg'iev'ed thiat
Slit shiiold t'lat hi iln s).
"Yes, sir; thaat quiet lis
Milla's a regular old married
woman by this time, Ramsey."
(T'P0 C (ONT'lN V'Elt)
Arctic Days and Nights.
'Thie Are'(t ic is aI regIon oif snolw and
Ice; for' mioniths Il iniih wu~inter te sun1
other mionithls ini ah Ismumerlt' it ni'eer
sets, its h~eat is nott si tong enoiuagh in
of Sniow. Iand lee which'l ftlu in thie
cold Seastoni. 'The lonigtst day13 andii
lonigest nightI a t atitle 70 dtegretes
are abouott two mothls each'l ;i10 de
grees futrther noribI tey are0 abotli
three mionaths each; lat the pole they
The MummifIed Miner.
The collec'tioni of1 the .\auseum of
Natural Ilistory' In New York hasq
been enichied by3 addlitlion of a mIuum
milfied miner fro'im th~ile, wih was
presen'tted by thet ownIerts of the minehls
wh ler'e the bodly wans uuncov'ered. Thue
mhitio was af'tter ('iplt'r Ilad had baur
rowed Into thae earth a distance of 15
feet wvhen he wals c'aughit by a cave-In
Doesn't Need Any Help..
A smuart womanil may13 be aible to muaka
a fool of any imani, butt miore often she,
BUREAU IS CLOSED
TO GUNT STOCH
TEMPORARY SHUT DOWN AF,
FECTS OVER THOUSAND
BY ORDER OF THE SECRETAR1
Seoretary of Treasury Calls For In.
ventory of Stock Valued at Mil
-lions of Dollars.
Washington.-Part of the bureau of
engraving and printing, which was re.
organized under an executive order
by President Harding. removing Jas.
L. Wilmeth, its tiirector, and other
high. officials, was ordered closed by
Secretary Mellon for an inventory of
the stock valued at many millions of
Mr. Mellon's order applied only to
the divisions of the bureau which han.
die the paper used in making bank
notes, stamps and government securi
ties, it being explained that a quicker
and more accurate check of the paper
stock could be made by a temporary
shut down of all paper work. About
1,500 employes of the bureau force
of 6,000 would ordinarily be affected
by the order, officials said, but about
60) will be used as counters and all
otiers having annual leave to their
credit will be given the benellt of it.
According to Assistant Secretary of
the Treasury Wadsworth, in charge
of the bureau, the inventory is to be
taken as a check of the stock on hand
in the plan against the books in much
the same fashion that stock is taken
by a manufacturer for the year.
Check of the bureau's store of bank
notes, stamps, government securities,
paper. plates and other supplies, which
officials said, total an enormou
amount in value, will be begun by a
committee appointed by Mr. Mellon,
representing all the departments
which have work done at the plant.
and a staff of justice department
agents. Mr. Wadsworth said he ex.
pected the count to be completed with
In a week at the outside.
Kills Three Children; Shoots Himself,
Charlotte. - Driven despondent and
perhaps insane by an incurable stom
ach malady, John Helms slew three
of his own children with a wood-axe
and then ended his life by blowing
off the top of his head with a single,
barrel shotgun, at their home on the
Bob Rice place, at the 11-mnile post or
the Lawyeis road. He was 40 yearq
The only eye-witness to the trag.
edy was his 13-year-old daughter. Miss
Ruby Lee, who with Mrs. Helms and
an eight-year-old daughter, Wilma, es
caped from the madman.
The- little girl, although broken
hearted ever the terrible affaIr, told
a most lucid story of it to relatives
who called at the home and to rep.
reoentatives from the office of Frank
Ilovis, the coroner, at whose under
takinsg parlors the four' bodies were
carried shortly after the tragedy.
Building Records Broken.
New~ Yoirk. - IBuilding expienditur-os
of 109 ciles of the UnIted States dri
ing %l arclh tota lled .$ 194.6(1,0172, thle
great est amount ever- knmvn in a ny
one month ini thle country 1~'s h is'tory, ac
(ording to lUradlstreet's.
Tllwhe iggest incrleas.es were nioted in
Newi York,- C~hicago, IPhila del phIa,
Pit tsbur igh, Cincin11nal, Roch(1ester,
LIoisville, l il waukee, l-ort \\'orthi,
Itouston, Oklahoma ('ity, Atlanta, Hal
timiore, W\ashington, Denv'er, San
F'ranacisco, Seaft tle anmd IPortl anid, Oie.
PolIce Guards Rockefeller.
New York.-P'olice precautiions wer-e
taken at the first servirus in (lie new
Par-k Avenue Jlapti1st chlui'ch to guard
.John ID. RtockefellI, .1 rn., whose pres
ence in the congregaition it was feared,
imiight atiract the criminally inclined.
The edillee cost more Ithan $1 ,500,000)
and will take the pilace of tihe lFifth
A venue Baptist church-el in which t he
Rtockefellers have been. wvorsiIpping
for years. 'rhe eider Rockefeller is
still in the South.
Diplomats Protest Move by Officers.
Wa':shiingtoni.- - t-Rrsenitationis havye
beeni made to the sta to departnimnt, it
was under-stood, as the r-esult of an al
ieged v'iola tioni of dIiplomamitic immu -
nitly wvhen fi ve prohiiblitIon eniforcemment
offeers wer-e said to have stopp~ied
lie automiobile (if Senor lIuenia Vista,
a sectar'y of the Peri-iian em bassy,
b~y fm-ing thlree shots iihriough hiis au
tomiobile and i-asa rkinag it for liqiuor.
Trhe Iicient wa'is said to have occur
red near- Ilyattaville, Ald., when the
secretary with his chauffeur was re
turning from Balt imore.
Raid New York Cafes.
New York.-Disguised as tourists,
their motor car covered with mud and
dirt, anad their faces ied with (lust.
Izzy Flhistein and Moe Smith, New
York's mont versatile prohibition
agents. raIded nearly two score cafes,
arreiting 261 propietora and employee
ain-l seizing litluor valued by thiem at
Sreven nalonalities wiere represent
ed in the list of prlsoners, who were
rounrdedl up after several hours' workc.
The biggest haul was made in a for
mer aloon at 335 Amsterdam a~venue.
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made of this cloth lost longer. wash bet.
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