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T.IK ALLIANCE, HERALD, FMPAY, SEITEMHEn 23, 1921.
opvriqkt And fin Ihey Infer declared, under ftr. anybody Hint could make nut more tlinn three words In five of her I feandw rltlng m welcome to do It. Resides, what did It mnttpr If a little tlt wan left out at tlie end of ntf r two of the llmnf They couldn't be eipected to run tlie lines out over their margin, could ttipy 7 And they never knew anythlnx crazier tliHii nali In' all thlc fuxa because: What If tome of It wasn't printed Just ex actly right, who In the world wus goln' A ki a a ... ... , - .1 1 ' to notice It. and what was the dif ference of Just a few 'words different It) tier ole poem, anyhow ? For, hy the time these explanations so to rail lliem) took place, Florence J raa Indeed inakln' a fuss. Her emo tions, at first, had heen happily stimu lated at sight of "Hy Florence. At water." A singular tenderness had risen In her a tremulous sense as of something almost sacred coming at last Into Its own ; and she lind hurried to distribute, gratis, among relatives and friends, several copies of the Orl ols, ixiylng for them, too (though not , without Injurious argument) at the rate of two cent a copy. Hut upon rrturuii.g to her own home, shefbe mine calm enough (for a moment or o) to look over the poem with at tention to il-tiitls. She retiirued bus tlly to the newspaper building, hut would have been wiser to remain way, since nil subscribers bud re "eJvoO their copies by lho time she got there; and under the circumstances Mtlo reparation was practicable, ssj .Jflic cjulod "vr oration or professed 1TTud It by declaring that she would, ever have another poem in their ole tlta newspaper us long a she lived. "You're rifilit about that." Henry RtKtr agreed heartily. "We wouldn't let unotlicr one In it. Not for II fly dollar! Jut look at all the trouble Wft took iii'iUIng and tolling lo get your ole poem printed as nice as wm rbuld. so it wouldn I ruin our newspa per, and then you cotnin' over here t and golu' on this wnv, and all this and t that, why. I wouldn't go tbrouuli it J gnl n for n hundred dollar. We're ma kin' goiKl money anyhow, with our j newspaper, Horcuce Atw titer, lou needn't think we depend on you lor cur living!" "''That's so," bis partner "Wj km w j on wouldn't in1 anyway, Florence. Iiiilu'i ve declared. Hill isll'l I i Henry V" i "I should we did !" Ye. sir!'' suid Herbert. "Il'glit ISheil we were liuvln' llie wnrM time try in' to print it no I mal e 0111 some the words, I said rllit then, we were Just throw In;: away our time. I aid, 'What's, the 1 1 - V 'Hint ole girl's bound to rnWe t'aiu any bow. o what's the use witHtln' n whole lot of our good time and brains like this. Just to Suit her? Whatever we do, she's cr tain to come oxer lure ami IiimiIi it.' Isn't I lia I what I a id. Henry V "Yes. it Ik; Mini I said then ymi Were rinht, and you me right !" tVrt'nly 1 am." said Herbert. "Ilidn'l I tell you he'd be lust the I Way some of the family kuv she is? 1 A good many of "cm i-ay .lir'.l tiud j fault with llie undertaker at her own funeral. That's J..M exaeiiy uli.it II Kaid!" -Oil. you did" Floreni-e I'lirlewipied j polite interest. "How irr eonu'd- erate of you: linn peili:.s you'll try to lie a gentleman enough fr one siniile moment to allow me to tell you my last ieniaiksm this Niib.lei I. I've Held enough " t.h. have you?" Herbert Interrupt ed with violent sai'oiMii. "Oh, im! Ray not so! Florence, ay not m!" 't II.', Henry lleoti r loudly .lumt. ed w ith applausive hilarity ; w here upon llcrltcrt. lather uriiicd u( wn efl'ui'tlvcliess. naturally repeated Ills unit. MSV not ho. Florence! Say not twl S.y not so!" Til tell you one thing!" bin liely cousin cried, thoroughly infuriated. MI Wish to make Just one last simple rVinftrk that I would cure to oll my. elf lth In your respects. Mister Her bert Iltlngsworth Atwater and Mister Henry Hooter !" Oh. say not so. Florence!" they botti' entreated. "Suy not o! Say Bt so!" Til Just slMiply state the simple truth," Florence announced. "In the ftrst place you're goia' to live to see tbe day wheu you'll come and beg me n your hen ted knees to have me put jems or anything I want to on your newspaper, but I'll Just laugh at you I 'Indeed T I'll say ! 'So you come beggln around me, do you? I la, bat I'll suy i guess It's a little too late for that I Why 1 wouldn't ' " "Oh, suy not so, Florence! Say ut Ml" " 'Me allow yi to have oue of my poeius?' Ml say, 'Much less than that !' Ill say, 'because even if 1 was wear ing the oldest shoes I got In the world 1 wouldn't take the trouble to'" Her conclusion was drowned out. ""Ob. Florence, say not a, Florence! Say uot no! Say Dot - . 1921 by tit Ball Sundtcok.Inc. The hateful entreaty atlll murmured In her resentful ears that tittfht. a ahe fell asleep; and she passed Into the beginnings of a dream with her lips slightly dimpling the surface of her pillow In helated repartee. And upon waking, though It m Sunday, her first words, half slumhrous In the silence of the morning, were, "Vile things P Her faculties became more alert, during the preparation of a toilet which whs to-serve not only for breakfast, hut with I lie addition nti am em It n m iti I n It I iin t-nlt ot i i of gloves, a hat, and a hlue velvet coal, for church and Sunday school us well; and she p I untied a hundred ven geances. That Is to say, her mind did not occupy Itself with plots pos sibly to make real; rather It dabbled among those fragmentary vltdom that love to overlap and displace one an other In the shifty ret Inn of the mind's eye. But In all of these pictures, where in prevailingly aho seemed some sort of deathly powerful Queen of Poetry, the postures assumed by the figures of Messrs. Atwater and Hooter tboth In nn extremity of rags) were miser ably suppliant. So she soothed her self a little but not long. Herbert In the next pew In church, and Henry In the next beyond that, were perfect compositions In smugness. They were cold, contented, aristocratic; and had an liniierturhuhle understanding be tween themselves ijtilte perceptible to the setiMltlvo Florence--that she was a nuisance now capably disposed of by their beautiful discovery of "Say not so!" Florence's findings were un becoming to the place ami occasion. Hut at four o'clock that afternoon she wns assuaged Into a milder con dition by the arrival, according to an agreement niiide In Sunday school, of the popular Miss I'atly Falrehlld. Fatty was thirteen and a half; nn exquisite iernn with gnld-iluted hair, eyes of perfect blue, and un al luring alf of sweet self -consciousness. Henry Hooter and Herbert tilings worth Atwater, Jr., out gatltcring news, saw her entering Florence's gale, and Immediately forgot that they were reporters. They become si lent and gradually moved toward the house of their newspaper's sole poetess. Florence and Patty occupied them selves Indoor for half an b"ur; lin n wenl out Into llie yard to study :i mole's lumiel that had interested Flor dice recently. 1 liey followed it across the lawn at the south sid. of the house, discussing lho lialdts of moles and oilier matters of zoology : ami linn I ly lost the track near 'he fence which was here the "back fence," higher than their bonds. Putty lookeo tliioiiuli a knothole to r If the iuu nel was visible in the next yard, hut Willi. 'in reporting upon her observa tions she tinned, as if -areless!y, ami leaned back against llie fence, cover Itig the kliothole. "Florence." she said. In a tone soft er and lovelier than she had been using hoi cioloro-- "Horcuce, do you know what I i hint;'.'" "o. fould you ec any more tracks over I here V "Florence." s-iid I'attv "I was Jusi going to ti ll you something -only may lie I betler not." W hy iioiV" Florence Impiired. "Co on ami te) me." "No." -.aid Patty, gcnilv. "You Uilgl.t think it was silly. "No. I w on'l." "Yes, ou miirlil." "I proiiii-e I won't." "Well, linn -oh. rioivii.e, I'm sure ' you'll 'lijiik it's silly I" "I ploinUed I wouldn't." "Well 1 don't think I betler ay It." "ilo on." Florence uracil. "Patty, "Will. Hon. It I tot to." said Full v. 'What I was koIiib to suy, Flori-ixv : liou'l you i It i 11 U your rousin Ibrl'trt mid Henry Mooter have tot the nicest eyes, of any boy In lownlr" hoV" Floreio e w as stHiijjeri-d. :i lo' Fatly s.i'l in her cliaiiiiliic voice. ' HH the town." "You I think Herliert nin! Ileury've lib est eye of any boy In do?" Florence cried incred Uloilsly, "Yes. I really do. Florence. I think Mooter Herbert Atwater and Henry have tfol .lust the nicest eyes of any boy In town." "Well. I never heard aiiMlilnii like tills lieluie:" Fba'ciicf declared. 'itut don't you think they've tot the nicest eyes of auv hoy in town?" Fat ty insisted. iipM'HlitiKly. "I think,'' ald Florence, Their eyes a.e .hint Iuu rolile !" "What?" "Herbert eye. continued ' Flor ence ardently, "are the very -want look in' ole sipitnty eyes I ever saw and that uusty little rtenry Rooter's yea' But Tatty suddeuly became fidgety; alia burned away from the fence. "Com over here, Floreooc,, she said it a go over to th other side ol the yard and talk." And It was time for her to inks some such uctlou if she wished t Show any tact. Messrs. Atwater and Hooter, seated ilctlv together upon a Imx on the other side of the fence (though with their bucks lo the knot hole) were beginning to show f'gtiS of Inward disturbance. Already flushed with unexpected IncfTuhllities, their complexions bad grown even pinker upon Florence's ion-heartod expres sions of opinion. Slowly they turned their bends to look sternly at the fence, upon the other side of which Stood the ioallguer of their eyes. Not that they cared what that ole girl thought hut she oughtn't to be al lowed to go around talking like this and perhaps prejudicing everybody that had a word to say fur them. "Ci.ine on over here, Florence." called Patty huskily, from the other side of the yard. "I-t's talk over here." Florence was puzzled, but consent ed. "What yon want to talk over here for?" she asked. "Oh, I don't know." said Putty. "Iet's go out in the front yuriL" She ti the way around the house, and a moment later uttered a cry of surprise as the firm of Atwater A Hooter, passing along the pavement, hesitated nt the gate. Their i-elehrst-ed eyes showed some doubt for a mo ment, then a bruzenness; Herbert ami Henry decided to come in. "Isn't this the funniest thing?" vT.r.! v?rty. "After 1 J""' while ago you know. Flore!'ce' L ,n ' you d.ire to tell 'cm."- "I ' cert'nly won't !" her liosfcss promised, and. tinning Inhospitably to the two cullers. "What on earth yon want 'round tore?" she inquired. Herbert chivalrously took the duty of response upon himself. "Isik here: this Is my own aunt and uncle's yard. Isn't It? If I want to come in it, I got a perfect right to." 1 "I should say so," bis partner said warmly. ''Why, of course!" the cordial Patty agreed. "We can play some nice Sun day games, or somc'hlug. Let's sit on the porch tips and think what to do." "I ns as soon.'' said Henry Hooter. "I got nnthin' p'tientur to do." "I haven't, either." said Herbert. Thereupon. Putty sat between them on the steps. "ThU Is per tickly grend !" she cried. 'Come on. Flor ence, aren't you going to sit down with all the res' of us?" "Well, fu ny kindly excuse me !" said Miss Atwater; and she added that she would neither sit m the same steps wit!' Herbert Atwater and Henry ISooter, nr, even if they en- I irciHi'n uer w 1111 a' oiiiihihv iuu k-hh- fleet Intis.. would she haw tiiiyt liinj? ele whatever to do with them. She with drew lo the culling of the Nrh at a point furthest from the s'epx. nnd. seiiti'd-there. swung one foot rhythmic ally end sunn hymns In a tone nt once plaintive nml Inimiiol. It wn not lost upon her. however. Unit her Withdrawal had little de- It Wat Not Lost Upon Her, However, That Her Withdrawal Had Littl Depressing Effect Upon Her Guests. pivssiny effect upon her guests. They chattered sally and Fatty devised, or leliieliibcred. hill'lnles Mule games which could be iiluved hv a few iho pie as well us by many; mid the three j participant were i congenial and noisy and made so merry that, before Ions.'. Florence was unable to avoid the Impression thai, whether she liked It or not, she was ylvlim quite a purly. At limes die noted eyes of Atwater A liooler were gentled o'er with the soft cut of enchantment. eecially whfu Fatly felt culled upon to reprove the two with little coquetries of slap and pu -hen. Noted for her sprlght li ne, be wan never sprighMier ; her pretty humbler tooted cou'inuousty and the ucutlcmcu accompanied with doling soumls o repulsive to Florence that without being actively cousclou of what she did. he emliodled the phiHse. "iM-rfectly sickening" In the hymn s!.e wa crooning, and repealed It over and over to the air of "Rock of Ajes." (To He Continued) VANITY OF THE SEX. Hubby We've ' certainly got a houseful of flies. Wifey Yes, and I think they're all female, too. Hubby What makes you think so? Wifey Why, they all settle on the mirror. I mmmr ; biMmFOR di;ailock c'ami: to f.nu thursday (Continued from Pa ire 1.) the telephone history of Alliance. This should prove interesting', especially in ly in that view ol ine many statements have been made on the subjecC- The orijrinal owrterB of the telephone system in Alliance were the Auburn Ttlepho'ne company. This company was granted a franchise in for a period of twenty years. This fran chise was drawn in the standard form by telephone companies then, with the exception that it contained a rate clause providing- for a maximum rate of 2 per month for business and $1.60 per month for residence service. The Auburn Telephone company sold their property to the former Ne btaska Telephone company July 1, 1910. The then Nebraska Telephone company continued to operate the tele- phne exchange without any material changes in the system or rates until about 1012, by which time the oroo- erty had deteriorated to such an ex tent that good or even fair service could not be furnished. The system was of the old magneto type, which was obsolete for towns or cities the size of Alliance. Serious consideration was given on the part of the tele phone company to the advisability of changing from a magneto to a com mon battery system, which service is now being furnished. Some time in the year 1917, a con stitutional amendment was submitted. to the voters of the state, providing for the creation of a state railway commission, which was empowered with authority to fix rates for all common carriers, namely, railroad, telephone and telegraph companies. The adoption of this umendment removed the power from municipali-! iies oi determining me rate to De charged uy tne telephone company regardless of any contracts, agree ments or franchises made by cities, lb e state railway commission was created prior to the purchase of the exchange by the Nebraska Telephone company. The rate, as provided by the franchise of 1809. were adequate in consideration of tta then existing system and service, therefore the Ne biaska Telephone company made no changes until 1912. Subscribers Were. Consulted. I'r.or to making any changes in: system or rates, the then subscribers j to the service were consulted, and iti was found that there was a general ! demand for an improved system and! service. In that the commission had i full power to fix rates. They were consulted and they authorized the charge of a rate of ?2.!i0 and $2 per. month for business service, and $1.50 ' and $1.25 for residence service, pro vided the Nebraska Telephone com- pany converted the system from what is known as a magneto, or manual,1 to a common battery, or central en . k., -mcim. Alter the authorization and agree ment with the commission, the man- 1 agement of the Nebraska Telephone company called upon the subscribers, to the service, and with but very few exceptions they were perfectly willing to subscribe to the improved system. It wa. generally understood then, and is now, thatv the telephone company could no longer continue to fulfil that Cart of the franchise gr.'inted the Au urn Telephone company jertaining to r;.tes, as the law had empowered the railway commission with such au thority. It was then and is now, say the rep resentatives of the company, a policy of the telephone company to first ex plain to the public and their subscrib ers the, advisability of any change in their system or service which would nirect the rates to be charged. In con formity to their policy, such explana- LONG AND QUALITY in GROCERIES AND MEATS TRADE WITH US I 1 TRY US FOR EVERYTHING IN TABLE MEATS AT LOWEST PRICES. s Morgan Grocery Co. Hon was then matle, nml it is to te regretted if liny misunderstanding FhouM remain in the minds of Alii-1 nnce subscribers with regard to the nrtinn tJint. upn fjiWan in ronnf "m i with the matter. The McVickcr's Heauty Parlor an nounces the return of Mrs. Kays, who has been away on her vacation. 86 HEMINGFDRD M. K. CHURCH. Rev. A. J. May, pator of the M. E. Church at Hemingford was appointed on a committee to meet with a com mission of the Nebraska conference now in pession and will be away over Sunday, September 25. 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