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VOLUME XXXVII. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1922. NUMBER 30
(Continued from Last Week.)
Herbert's father joined them, a few
muinuttes later, but it had already he
come clear to the son that the North
End Daily Oriole was In one sciise a
"Oh, if Boys. Could Only Be Girlel"
Herbert Just Looked at Her.
thing of the phast, though in another
sense this former owner and proprie
tor was certain that he would never
hear the last of it. However, on ac
count of the life of blackmail and
slavery now led by the members of
the old regime, the Oriole's extinction
was far less painful to Herbert than.
his father supposed; and the latter
wasted a great deal of severity, in
sisting that the printing press should
be returned that very night to Uncle
Joseph. Herbert's heartiest retrospec
tive wish was that the ole printing
press had been returned to Uncle Jo
aeph long ago. -
"If you can find him to give it tol"
Aunt Harriet suggested. "Nobody
knows where he goes when lie gets
the way he'did this afternoon when
we were discussing It all with him.
I only hope he'll be back tonight I"
"le can't stay away forever," Aunt
Fanny remarked. "That garage Is
charging hini five dollars an hour for
the automobIle lie's in, and surely even
Joseph ,will decide there's a limit to
wiilness somue time I"
"I don't care whlen~ he comesC back,"
Herbert's father '(declared grimly.
"WVhenever lie (10es lhe's got to take
that priniting press hack-and Hlerbert
wviillie let out of the house long
enough to carry it over. Ills mother
or I wvill go with him."
Herbert bore much more thani this;
lie had seatedl hJiself on the third
step of the dfairwaiy in the hail, and
manintained as muelh dogged silence as
hei could. Once, however, they got a
yelp of anguish, out of him. It was'
wvhen Cousin Virginia said:
"Oh, Uerbert, Hlerbiert I How could
you make up that terrible falsehood
ablout Ar. Crum? And, think of it;
right on the same page wvithi your
cousini Florence's puiro little poeml11"
Herbert uttered some sounds, totally
inc'iher'ent but loud, and expressive of
a suiliremeo revulsion. The shocked
audience readily uniders5tood that lie
liked neither Cousin Virginia's chiding
nor Cousin Fiorenco's poem.
"Shame I" said his father.
Herbert controlled himself, It
could ho seen that his spirit was not
broken, oven whlen Aunt Fanny
mourned, shaking her head at him,
"Oh, If boyp could only be girls I"
Herbert .iust looked at hop
"Th le worst thing," said his father
'-"that Is, if there's any part of it
* that's wvorse than another-the worst
thing about it Is this about Noble
"WVhat about that poor thing?"
Emt H~arriel asked. "We haven't
* "Why, I walked up from downtowni
with old man Dill," said Mr. Atwater,
and the-Dil famnily.aro altvaiw mnehu
t. 1921- he BeUSyndicatejnc.
donittown after Iunch, as usual, ant
pretty soon lie ca!le back to the housi
and he hald a copy of this awfutl ppe:
dhat little Florence had given him
"Who gave it to him?" Aunt Fann
"Why, that's curious," Cousin Virgi
ala miuirmured. "I must telephone ant!
ask her niotlier about that."
'11he brooding Herbert looked up
'Ind th(,re wIs a gleai in his dogge(
eye; hut he stud nothing.
"Go ott," Aunt Harriet urged. "Wlia
did Noble do?"
"Why, his mother said he just wen
ulp to his room and changed his shoe:
"I thouglit so," Aunt Fanny whis
peied. iurriedly, but solemnly
"And then," Mr. Atwater cont inued
"lie left the house, and she supposet
he'd gone (Own to tie ofllee; but shi
was unensy, and telephoned is fi
liter. Noble hadn't come. le ditdn'
eome, all afternoon, and lie (iin't -i
hek to the house; and they tele
ph!ionel around to every place It coth
go,. that they know of-and thei
couldn't find him or hear anythin
nhout him," Mr. Atwater coughed, attn
"Blt what," Aunt Harriet erled
"wlat do they think's become of hii?'
"Old man Dill said they were al
pretty anxious," said Mr. Atwater
"'They're afraid Noble has-disap
Aunt Fanny screamed.
Then, in perfect accord, they al
turned to look at Herbert, who ros(
ind would have retired upstairs hta
he been able.
As that perturbing evening wore on
whrd gradually reached the most out
lying members of the Atwater famil:
connection that -Noble Dill was miss
Ing. Ordinarily, this bit of new
would have caused themn no sever
anxiety. Noble's person and intellec
were so commonplace-"Insignifleant
was the term usually preferred in hi
own circle-tliat lie was considered t(
be as nearly negligible as it Is charita
ile to consider a fellow r 'ng. True
there was one thing ti. set hi
na iirt; ie was found wort .' of a sti
perlative when he fell in love wit!
Julin Atwater. Of all the large ant
ardent groutp In like condition, ie oh
tainel conspleutousiess ns "Th'lt
Worst." Of course, this dilstinctia
cautsed himt to becvomlie better knowl
and more alked about than in Il
Hlowever, the ece'ntriellies of a pet
son in such an extremity of love at
sehlom valued except nts e diiety ;tan1
even then with no warthi of hear
for the comtedian, but rallber wuithi al
incredinious diti~in ;t .i, it is sa fe to an
that undler other citrcutmstiees Nobi
might have bien missing, intdeed, an
few of thte Atwaters would hav'
missed hiim. Bunt na matters were, the,
worr'iedl a great deal about htim, fet
ing that y, rash act an his part migh
reflect notoriety on themselves Itonmg
thteir beautiful relative-annl throug
the North Enf~ Daily Oriole. An
when nine o'(clock came anti Mrs. i
reported to Herhert's father, over th
teiilphone, that nothing had yet liee
henN(i ?om her son, the pressure c
those who were blaming thto Oriol
more thtan Julia becamo so wvearin
thtat Herbert decided he wo'uld 'rnthel
spetid thte remaining dtays of his lif(
runtnitng away from WVallie Torhina that
put In anty mtoro of such a dog's eye
ninag as lie was putting in-thus ht
Heo made a confesnion; that is t(
say, it was a proclamation, lHe pro
claimed his innocence. H~e began the
history of it with a description 01
events distinctly subsequent to the lit
tie game with Patty Fairchild, anm
explained how he and Henry had fell
that their parents would not always bt
with them, and as their parents wilshes
thema to be polite, -they had resolve(
to be polite to F~lorence. Procec~ding
lie related in detail her journalistii
Of the matter in hand lie told thE
perfect and -absolute truth-anid wau
immediately refuted, confuted anil
demonstrated to be a false witness b3
Atint Fanny,.Aunt.Carrie,.anid Cousik
Virginia,-who had all heard hlmn've
hemently declare, no longer ago thtar
th eding ?unday, thiat hqe anmM) i.
m)rtner hiod t tken secure ineasures tc
prevent Florence from over again set
ting foot within tile newspaper build
Ing. In addition, he was (Ite show
ered with defilnlitions; al4 these, though
so variant, all sought to phrase but the
me Subject; lls conduct In seeking to
drng Florence through the mire, whlIen
:hc was absent and could not defend
herself. Poor Florence would answer
later iI the evening, he was told, so
verely; and though her cause was thus
championed against the slander It to
true that some of them felt stirrings of
curiosity In regard to Florence. In
fact, there was getting to be something
11ice a cioud upon her reputation. There
vere several important things for her
Lanrge 1iu1(-k Toiw-els
1i Olt O9c
3-2-hich gray Sl1tI ing
In sh1ort lengths
10 YARtDS F011 99c
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8 YltDN Fott 09e
90e PFlt PA1IR
Cont Suilts carried
over.I $15i.00 to $20.00
to explaln ; ain10iig them, her taking
it 11pon herself to see that Noblo re
celved a copy of the Oriole, and also
her sudhlen departure from horne anrd
ra1t ler oild ptotraction of absence
the rel'rot. It was not thought she
wls iI good conipany. Uncle Joseph
had telepholned from a Suburb that
they were dinling at a farmnlouse a1nd
woul thelnee desceld to the geleral
regionl of the mlovies.
(To be continuedr.)
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