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THE ALLIANCE HERALD, TU.SDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1921.
ORIOLE By BOOTH TARKINGTON Illustrations by Irwin Myers Ooprrlrht, 101 t Um IU BrwUoata, IB "Now I tell you what let's play," the versatile Fatty proposed, after ex hftUftinK the pleasures of "Geotr raphy." "ChoKta," and other tests of Intellect. "Let's play 'Truth.' Well each toke a pnper nnd a pencil, and then etcli of un asks the other one tome question, otid we tin f to write down the answer and slpn your mime and fold It up so nobody can see It ex cept that on, and we haf to keep It a aecret and never tell as long an we live." "All rlKht," snld Henry Rooter. Til he the one to ask you u question, Tatty." "No," Herbert sntd promptly. "I Ought to he the one to iisk Putty." "Why ought you?" Henry demanded. Why eiiKht vou?" "JLIflteni'' fatly cried, "I know the way we'll do. I'll ask each of you a question we hnf to whisper It nnd each one of you'll ask me one, and then we'll write It. That'll he simply frond 1" she clapped her hands; then checked herself. "Oh. I puesn we can't, either. We haven't got any pn. . t I ....I It IT . 1 . .4 it nuq IL'U( un iimrKt iii'iu rue seemed to recall her hostess. "Oh, Florrle, dear I Run In the house and jji 5ine rpjtt'.r ?n4 1,enci.,s', Florence pnxb no" slfrn other than to Increase Jhe JjMt'Jness of her voice t aiie iaug. Tcrf'ly alcVning. clef tor me, let me perf'ly slck-kln-nlng!" "We got plenty," said Herbert, OS he and Henry produced pencils and their professional notebooks, and sup tiled their fnlr friend and themselves with material for "Truth." "Come on, Tatty, whisper me whatever you want to." "No; I outfit to have her whisper first," Henry R.ioter objected. "I'll write the answer to any question; I don't care what It's about." "Well. It's Rot to he the truth, yon know," Patty warned them. "We all liaf to write down Just exnckly the truth on our word of honor and sign Wir nemo. Promise?" "All rlcht," said Patty. "Vow 111 whisper Henry a question first, and then you can whisper yours to me first. Herbert." This seemed to fill all nerds hnpptly, and the w lilsjicrlns and writing hcirnn, and continued with a cor.hiess little to the tastt nf the piously slnlni; Florence. She altered nil previous opinions of her friend Patty, nnd when the hitter finally closed the session on the steps nnd announced that she. must po h.uiie. the hostess dccHm-d to accompany her Into the limine to nelp her find where she hud left her hat nnd wr.ip. "I haven't the least Idea where t took 'em off." Patty declared In the driest manner. "If you won't come With me, Florrle. n'He yoir Just call In the front door and tell your mother to tret 'em for me." "Oh. they're somewhere In thTro." aid Florence coldly, not cean'ng to Bwlne her fool and not turning her hend. "You can find 'em by yourself, I presume, or If you can't Ml hare ur maid throw- 'em out In the yard, or son'pp'm tomorrow." "Well, thank on!' Ml Fulrrhlhl rejoined, as she en'ered the house. The two hoy stood wnltlnir. having In mind to go with Patty as far as tier own pate. "That's a pretty way to sponk to company!" Herbert ad dressed his cousin with heavily marked aeverlty. "Nest time you do anything like that I'll march straight In the house und Inform your mother cf the fact." t";,"Pnr ;tl swung her foot and looked dreamily away. She wing, to the air of "Rock of Apes": "Henry Rooter Herbert too they make me sick that's what they do!" However, they were only too well prepared with their annihilating re sponse. , "Oh. say not so! Florence, say not o! Florence, soy not sol" They even sent this same odious refrain back to her from the street, s ihey depai'ted with their lovely companion ; and. so tenuous Is feminine loyalty, sometimes, under these tresses. Miss Fulrchlld mingled her weet, tantalizing young soprano with their changing and cackling falsetto. "Say not so. Florence! Oh, say Uot ol Say not to!" PART TWO Now a northern breeze chilled the nlr. as Mie l.n'eftil three bt'inne l dlsflngub hfibie In the b-izc. of auintnn dii'k. Herein e stopjvd swlnglm hr foot, left the railing, ami went morose y Into the house. And here It was her fortune to make two discoveries vital to her present career; the first arising, out nf a conversation between her father and mother In the library, where a gossipy fire of soft coal en roomed this proper Sunday afternoon entertainment for man and wife. ".sit down and rest awhile," said her mother. "I'm afraid you play too hard when Patty and the hoys are here. Do sit down quietly and rest yourself a little while." And as Flor ence obeyed, Mrs. Atwater turned to her husbnnd. resuming, "Well that's what I said. I told Aunt Carrie I thought the same way about It that you did. Of course, nobody ever knows what Julia's going to do next, and nobody needs to he surprised at any thing she does do. Ever since she came home from school about four fifths of all the young men In town have been wild about her and so's every old bachelor, for the mutter of that!" "Yes," Mr. Atwater added. "Every old widower, too." His wife warmly accepted the amendment. "And every old widower, too." she said nodding. "Rather I And of course Julia's done exactly as she pleased about everything, and nnturnl ly she's going to do as she pleases about this." "Well, of course, It Is her own af fair. Mollle." Mr. Atwater said, mildly. "She couldn't be expected to consult the whole Atwater family connection hefo! "Well. I'd care about It If It's a se cret." Florence li.s,-ted. "If It's a se cret Id want to know it whatever It's about." "Oh, It Isn't a secret, particularly. I suppose. At least, It's not to tie made public for a time; It's only to he known In the family." "Well, didn't I Just prove Pro as much one o' the family as " "Never mind," her father said sooth ingly. "I don't suppose there's any harm In your know ing It If you won't go telling everybody. Tour aunt Julia has Just written us that she's engaged." "Ohj no," she agreed, "I don't say she louTd. Still, It Is rather upset ting, coming so suddenly like this, when not one of the family have ever seen him never cveu heard his very name before." "Well, that part of It Isn't espe dally strange, Mollle when he was born and brought up In a town three hundred miles from here. I don't see Just how we could hovf heard his Best Snake Story of Present Season Comes From Chadron The Chadron Journal, with profes sional pride piqued by stories of the whale-mermaid from Hay Springs nnd mountains of rattlesnakes in Box Butte county, comes to the front with the boss snake story of the present season : "Aside from the snake stories ema nating from Alliance as to a young; mountain of rattlers beintr dispatched by one man in a few shots, this i.; really rattlesnake season. Dry weath er is brinjrinjr them out in search of water, it is said, althoutfht close to Chadron they have not been noticed to any great extent. "From Bulfalo Gap comes the re port of thirteen being killed in one field last week and in Hot Sprinps a 7-ycar-old rattler was killed by Doc tor Molzahn near a home where he was making a professional visit. I-ast week on the road west of Chadron, Percy Proudfiv noticed a lare snake in front of his car so he steered so ar to run over it. It t-tiuck at his front tire, embedding its fangs so deeply that it could not loosen its hold un til wrapped around the wheel so tight ly as to stop the car. Mr. Proudfit couhl move his car neither forward or forward, to alighted to find the trouble. He found the rattler knotted in a large mass, having to cut the Institutions Claiming Tax Exemptions Asked to Give Definite Figures A questionnaire has been sent by Tax Commissioner Osborn to all in stitutions claiming tax exemption to learn whether they are operated for rain. If so, they will be cited before the board to show cause why they should not be taxed. In the questionnaire to hospitals the receipts of each institution is desired; whethe rsuff'cient to main tain its institution; how many char ity patients are accommodated; if a patient's ability to pay is inquired into before granting service; if effort is made to compel relatives to pay for charity patients, and amount of com pensation paid to officers. The Y. M. C. A., lodges and kindred organizations are asked to list all property from which income is deriv ed, and business colleges and other schools run for personal profit are asked .to make a statement of their business. iV.V.V.V ,W.' v.v LEADERSHIP WON ; On lite Basis of Quality l Quite logicrlly leadership can only be won on merit. "I M LOW P ELVIN'S RICE MARKET 50S Box Butte Next to Lowry & Henry Garage nnme unless he visited here, or got pnakc jn tfntPf" pieces in order to Into the papers In some way." .proceed. In substantiation of this, ... , Mr. Proudfit has shown several Chad- Mrs. Atwater seemed unwilling , ton citizens just whether the accident yield a mysterious point. She rocked occurred." decorously In Lcr chair, fchook her " . hend1 anJ tftcr setting her llns rljrld- Ask any grocer for the free cake ly, opened them to Insist that she Could- of Jap Rose Soap. never change her mind: Julia bad acted very abruptly. "Why couldn't she have let her poor father know, at least a few days before she did?" Mr. Atwater lched. "Why. she ex plains In her letter tiiat she only knew It, herself, an hour before she wrote." "Iter poor father I" his wife repeat- , ed cominlseratlnuly 87p City Manager's Corner (By N. A. KEMMISH) Our water main extension on Yel lowstone avenue, Missduri, Mississippi avenues and into Belmont Addition is itnmnlalail W A lot1 1 43A- fnAf it civ inch and 2540 feet of four inch or a -vwiy. Mouio. i 'ion i see mat lam- fft.n, nf o - w Wll Blsn inKtiwi ers especially to he pitied." six fire hydrant and the material "Don't you" said Mrs. Atwnter. cost $4,1 lO.Hfi, and the labor, superin- "That old man. to have to live In that tending and engineering $1,589.90 or big house nil alone, except a few ne- a total of $5,700.H2 which is an aver- gro servants?" ae-e of $1.44 per foot for all pipe laid. "Whv. no! About half the houses This was to have been paid out cf the In the neishhorhood. no and down the f 10-000 bon'l,J t1 in April. These street, are fnltv occupied hv close rela- bom'H know w.ere not Fold ao wo lives of his; I doh, If he'll he really raul for th . ?f , , . money we. had accumulated in the as ion, ly as be d l,Ue to he. Ami he s Wnte;. !e.)artment to rctire b.Jn(ls Leadership is something that cannot be forced or hocuspocussed into life. It must be earned, and earned every inch of the way. It is perfectly natural that the Model Cleaners and Tailors should be rewarded with the place of leadership we hold in the cleaning and tailoring business of Alli ance and vicinity. It was won by a faithful adherence to the principle that work manship and service is the biggest single factor in doing a big successful cleaning and tailoring business. MODEL CLEANERS jS i & Tailors ii 303 Box Butte Phone 18 ift " ..-. .hi. ii miiii ii fciw- it fert-ju nfiil ii 'jlh Julia had been a plain, unpopular girl, i v'e received a letter from the Spra I'tu strongly of t he opinion, myself, I gue and Nisely Construction company tiiat l e II lie pii-ns,.. aiumi tills, (if contractors for paving districts I, 6, 4 course it may upset him a lltlio. Just at fust. 5, 6 and 7 notifying us that the year's guarantee on the paving is nearly up "Yes; I think It will!" Mrs At- i ,,r" tnat they have 5JS.!0 still tine w ater Kho-.k her head forebodingly. them 011 ihoi contacts for these dis "And he Isn't the only one Its going 'M'01' have made some inspec- to unset" itions of the curbing and paving in ' ' ' . these districts nnd if any one know? No, he Isnt. her husband admit- of a pa(.e wr,ere the paving or curb ted, ..seriously. "That's always been ; js not up to the contract now is the trouble with .lul'a ; she never could (the time to let us know about it, so bear to seem l!sappo!ntiug ; and so, of ,tbnt we can have the contractors re course. I suppose every one of 'em had pair it. They went satirically down the treet, tbelr chumminesa with one an other bountifully Increased by their cuuiibou derlslou of the outsider oo tb lrch; and even at a distance they till contrived to make themselves in tolerable; looking back over their ehnulders, at Intervals, with say-not-so expressions on their faces. Even when these faces were far enough away to be but yellowish oval planes, their ay-not-so expressions were still Htlng-Ijrejwjuent. a special Idea that he was really about the top of II e list with her." "Kvery hist one of 'em was positive of It," said Mrs. Atwater. "That was Julia's w ay wlh 'cm I" "Yes, Julia's always been nrteh too kind -hearted for other people's good!' Thus Mr. Atwater summed up and he was this Julia's brother. Addition ally, since he was the older, he had known ht since her birth. 'if you ask me," said his wife. "I'll really be surprised If It all fc'oes throned w it bout a suicide." "Oh. not quite suicide, perhaps," Mr. Atwater protested. "I'm glad It's H dry state, though!" She failed to fathom his simple meaning. "Why?" "Well, some of 'em might feel that desperate at least." he explained. "Prohibition's a safeguard for the dis appointed In love." This phrase nnd a previous one stirred Florence, who had been sitting quietly, according to request, and "restlus"; but not resting her curi osity. "Who's disappointed In love, papa?" she Inquired with an explosive eagerness which slightly startled her preoccupied parents. "What Is all this about Aunt Julia, and Grandpa goln' to live alone, and people committing suicide ajid prohibition and every thing? What Is all this, niunia?" "Nothing, Florence." "Nothing! That's what yon always fay about the very most Interesting things that happen In the whole fam ily! What U nil this, papa?" "It's tiothir.g that would be Inter estlng to little girls, Florence. Mere ly some family matters." "My goodnewi!" Florence exclaimed. "I'm nut a 'little girl" any more, pupa! You're always forgetting my agel And fit It'a a family matter I belong to tfca family, I guess, about as much as any body else, don't It f: Uu't any more one of the family thau ! I am. I don't care how old he Is!" i This was undenluble, and her father ' laughed. "It'a really nothing you'd ' care about one way or the other," he said. PATHOS UP-TO-DATK. There is nothing more pathetic in life than the spectacle of n sturdy Boy Scout beggina: his mother not to smoke. The Periscope. Reformers are men who need every body's help to behave themselves. A Heaping Tea spoonful of Penslar Liver Saline in a glass of water before breakfast will relieve all liver and kidney trouble. Also a full line of all Penslar home remedies. F. J. Brennan MEAT IS WAY DOWN THESE ARE EVERY DAY PRICES. OPEN ON SUNDAY MORNINGS. VEAL CUTS. Veal Steak, lb. 2."c Veal Chops, lb. ""2."c Veal Hoast, lb. I"III""l8c Veal Stew, lb. "IIl.'c PORK CUTS. Pork Chops, sliced, lb. , 22c Fresh Ham, sliced, lb. 22c Whole Fresh Hams, lb. 20c Prookfiold Snusnjre, lb. 28c Home Pure Pork Sausage, lb 18c Pure Lard, lb. i gc Dry Salt Pork, fancy, lb. II 20c Fresh Meaty Spare Ribs, lb. 13c SAUSAGES. Polled Ham, II). 1 ,--)C Mirced Ham, lb. 2.c Wieners, lb. .V 20c Frankfurters, lb. IIIII2OC P.olona. lb. "20c Dried P.eef, lb. 60c BEEF CUTS Round Steak, lb. 20c v Sirloin Ste?k, lb. 20c Porter House Steak, lb. 20c Good Tender Steak, lb. 18c Your Choice of Roasts, lb. . 15c Plate Rib Boil. lb. 10c P.risket Roil, lb. 8c Hamburger, fresh, lb. 12 '2c Fresh Liver, lb. 10c Fresh Drains, lb. 122c CURLi) MEATS. 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