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THE ALLIANCE HERALD, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1921.
Th, 0M0 11 AX By BOOTH TARHNGTON Illustrations by Irwin Myers iWlffci, Ml That word of in tort had come from Uncle Joseph was In measure reassuring, but the air of perturbutlon nd gloom was not noticeably re moved. The general Impression might be summed up In the words of his Aster. "Nobody knows what that roan'll do, irhen he decides to I" Aunt Currle Mid nervously. "letting the poor child stay up go late I She ought to t In bed this minute, even If It is 6atnrda night. Or else she ought to be here to listen to her own bad little cousin trying to put his terrible re sponsibility on Iter shoulders." One Item of her description of him self the badgered Herbert could not bear in silence, although he had Just declared that since the truth was so Ill-respected among his persecutors he -ould open his mouth no more until the next day. lie passed over "bad,'' but furiously stated his height In feet, laches and fractions of inches. Aunt Funny shook her head in mourning. "That may be, Herbert," the said gently, "Hut you must try to realise It can't bring poor young Mr. Dill back to his fnmlly.- Again Herbert Just looked at her. He had no Indifference more profound than that upon which her strained Conception of the relation between Ctuse and effect seemed to touch ; and, from hla point of view, to be miming houtd be the lightest of calamities It la true that lie was concerned with the restoration of Noble Dill to the rest of the Dills so far as such an went might affect his own Incompara ble misfortune -but not otherwise. II regarded Noble and Noble's disap pearance merely as unfair damage to blmself. He continued to look at this sorrowing cn-at-mint of his, and his thoughts made his strange gaze ap pear to her so hardened that she shook ber head and looked away. roor young Mr. Dilir she sold. "If someone could only have' been With him, end kept talking to him un til he got used to the Idea a little I" Cousin Virginia nodded comprehend tngly. "Yes, It might have tided him over," she said. "He wasn't handsome, or Impressive, of course, nor any thing like that, but lie always spoke o nicely to people on the street. I'm sure he never lutsined ePu a kitten, poor bouII r "Tin sure he never did." lierhert'i Bother agrerd. gently. "Not even u kitten. 1 do wonder where be -litft Aunt Fanny uttered a little cry f protest. Tin afmld we may heur," he sold,-"any moment!" And the most tragic news of Noble Dill these sympathetic womeu could have heard would have surprised theiu little; they hud unanimously set their expectation in so romuntlcully pes tannic a groove. I5ut If the truth oi bla whereabouts could have been made known to tlu-ni, as they sat thus together at what was developing vir tually Into his wake, with Herbert u compulsory purtlclpuut, they would have turned the session into a riot ot mareiuent. Noble was in the verj IfiR place. Qliev, ould have, said. Just Received Fresh Shipment of Huyler's High Grade Chocolates Good candy kept right Fresh every few days. Try our fountain and lunqhes. Three square meals a day if you desire them. F. J. Brennan -T - rag , And Under That Light Sat Noble Dill. wTieD'calhierT where anybody" In" the . world could have madly dreamed of' looilnK for hlnil They would have been right about it No one could have expected to find Noble tonight Inside the old, four-squure brick house of Mr. II. I. Atwater, Senior, chief of the Atwaters and father of the dis turbing Julia. This was an old man of rigidly limited sympathies; and hit opinion of Noble Dill had become al most notorious ; here was no bosom of refuge for a lorn Noble needing sol ace, nor wbb his house for any moment hospitable with Julia out of it. More over, Mr. II. L Atwater, Senior, was not at present In the house; he had closed and locked It yesterday, giving the servants a week's vacation and telling them not to return till he sent for them; and had then gone out of town to look over , a hominy mill he thought of buying. And yet, as the wake went on, there was a light In the house, and under that light sat Noble Dill. Returning home, after Florence had placed the shattering news within his hand. Noble had changed his shoes and his tie. He was but a mechan ism ; he hud no motive. The shoes he put on were no better than those he took off; the fresh tie was no lovelier than the one he had worn; nor had It even the lucidity to be a purple one, as evidence of grief. No; his action was, If so viewed, "crazy," as Aunt Fanny had called It. Agitation first took this form; that was all. Love and change of dress are closely allied ; and In happier times when Noble came home from work and would see Julia In the evening ,he usually changed his clothes. No doubt there is some faint tracery here, too Indistinct to repay contemplation. When he left the house he walked rapidly down-town, and toward the end of this one-mile Journey he ran; but as he was then approaching the rallv.iy station, no one thought hlm j eccentric. He wits, however; for when he entered the station he went to A henrli nw1 ot fift.L-lt.. ! for more than ton minutes; thou ro J and went tW ket-wlndow and uskej ' Xor a time-table. " - "What rood?" the clerk Inquired. "All- points south." snld Noble. He placed the time table, still fold ed. In his pocket, rested an elbow on the hrns apron of the window, and would have glvn himself up to re flections, though urged to move away. Several people wishing to buy tickets bad formed a line behind him and they perceived that Noble had nothing more to sny to the clerk. The latter encouraged their protests, and even went so fai as to exclaim, "For heaven's sake I Can't you let .these folks buy their tlcketsr And since Noble still dl.l not molp: "My gosh, haven't you got no feet?" Teett Oh, yes," said Noble gently. "I'm going awny." And went back to his sent. After a while he sought to study I his time-table. Ordinarily, his mind was one of those able to decipher and J comprehend railway time-tables; he , nod few gifts, but this was one of them. It failed h!nr. now; and lie wandered buck to the ticket-window and, after urgent coaching, eventually took his place at the end Instead of a the head of the line that waited there. In his. turn he came again to the win dow, and departed from It after a conversation with the clrk which left the latter In unconscious accord with Aunt Fanny At water's commiserating adjective, though the clerk's own pity was expressed In argot. "The poor nut!" he explained to his next client. "Wants to buy a ticket on a train that don't pull out till ten thlrty-flve tonight; and me fllluV It all out, stamps It and everything, what for! Turned out all his pockets and couldn't come nearer'n eight dollars short o the price I Where you want to tor Noble went hack to his bench and sat there for a long time, though there was no time ion or short for him. He was not yet consciously suffering greatly; nor was he thinking at all. True, he had a dim, persistent impulse to action or else why should he be at the station? but for the clearest xpresMon of his condition It Is neces sary to borrow a culinary symbol ; he was Jelling. The state of shock was slowly dispersing while a perception of anguish as slowly Increased. He was beginning to swallow nothing at Intervals, and the Intervals were grow ing1 shorter. . , Dusk wss misting down, outdoors, when with dragging step he enmo out of the stpfNn. He looked hazily up nnd down the street, where the corner lamps and simp-window now were lighted, nnd. after dreary hesitation, he went In sonrch of a pnt n-shop. nnd found one. The old man who operated It must have been a philanthropist, for Noble was so fortunate as to secure a lonnof nine dollars upon his watch. Surprised at this, ho returned to the Station, and went back to the same old bench. (To Be Continued) I. W.W. Member Escorted to the City Limits and Told tojlit the Trail Jimmie Rvnn. vmilh u-Vin vh cd by city and county police officers !at Friday under the viaduct in the Tt 11 a a mm Dumngion yarns, was Monday after noon escorted to the eastern limits of the city by Deputy Sheriff Miskimen and Officer Stilwell of the city police force, at which point it was suggested to him that he shove onward Before beina; permitted to depart, however, he kneeled on his narrowbones and with uplifted hand took an oath that he was through with the I. W. V. Mavbe he meant it- Ryan was arrested when a report renrhorl tho nnlirn ntithnriti'na ik.il there was a bi gambling game going on underneath the viaduct, with plenty of money in evidence. The man who told the officers said there was a Mock of money in, the center of a group of men that would fill a scoop shovel. When the officers arrived .the game, if there had been one, was broken up, and but three men remained. AH of them were questioned, but Ryan was the only one who was held. He car ried an I. W. W. card, and although this was not sufficient grounds for holding him, the fact that he had in his possession no less than sixteen combs was considered a suspicious circumstance, coupled with the fact that he desired extremely to be re leased and allowed to go on his way. After holding him a day or so, to ee if he were wanted in other placed, the officers permitted him to depart. j YOUTH'S ARM BROKEN j WHEN HE CRANKED CAR Bernard Brice, twelve-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Brice of Antioch, suffered a broken arm at 9:30 this morning. He was cranking a Ford1 car and the engine back-hied. Nation's Carriers Have Designated November As Terf ect Package Month' A nation-wide "Perfect Package" movement will be conducted by the railroads, steamship lines and the ex press carriers of the United States and Canada druing November, which will be known as Perfect Package Month. The shipping public of this city will be asked to co-operate in the campaign. An announcement to this effect was made at the Monday noon luncheon of the chamber of commerce by a joint committe of locul transportation men, composed of - S. H. Cole, local agent for the Burlington, and F. L .Sigafoos, 1 local agent for the American Railway Express. Arrangements have been) completed to enujble the shippers of this city to make a good showing in; the movement. The purpose of "Perfect Package Month" is to enable the carriers to aid shippers in their packing problems, and to help improve the transportation service of the country. Dunne No vember, the railroads, steamship lines j and express companies will examine the condition of all freight and ex press shipments and record the faults of shipment which do not come up to the general classification of "per fect packages." Special report blanks lor treight and express will be made out for every shipment that is found wanting in some detail of good ship ping, and these reports will be tent to the shippers of the packages. A summary of all exceptions found dur ing November will be submitted to the city chamber of commerce for exam ination and tabulation. At the conclusion of the campaign, the record of each city during "Per fect Package Month" will be tabu lated and published. The leading city will be exploited because of its per fection in shipping methods. Consid erable rivalry has been aroused among traffic organization which have deter mined to make their cities the leader in "Perfect Package Month." November was selected for the cam paign, as the carriers are in a posi tion where they can give more careful examination of passing traffic, and can in fact handle at least 25 per cent more business. Every city or town throughout the United States and Canada that ships by rail or water will be informed of these plans and be asked to aid in carrying them out. The entire work ing organizations of all the railroads, and express companies are also to be enlisted in the campaign, comprising a force of nearly two million men. The railroads will push the perfect package movement through a single agency, the American railway associa tion, an organization of practically all railroads and - steamship lines. Ex press agents everywhere will join with the railroad people in conducting the campaign. The following committee has been selected to manage the campaign in Alliance: S. H. Cole, agent for the Burlington; F. L. Sigafoos, agent for the American Railway Express com pany; W. E, Spencer, president Alli ance Ctetmery; Glen Miller, president Alliance ci. amber of commerce; Mrs. Lloyd C Thomas, secretary chamber of commerce. . Powdered.. Buttermilk two grades for family use or for stock and poultry at the Fair mont Cream Station 95 ffu r Z2 OF Army' and Navy Goods SALE STARTING aturday, Oct 29, 1921 One of the largest Army and Navy stores in the northwest will open at Alliance. Their stock of blankets, shirts, pants, un derwear, mackinaws, sweaters, raincoats, officer's dress coats, overcoats, Indian blankets, hospital blankets, breeches, work shoes, leather vests, leather aviation coat, sheepskin, coats, .sox, overalls, packets, leggins and many other articles too numerous to mention will go at PRICES HARDLY BELIEVABLE. Folks, now is your chance to buy your Fall and Winter needs at almost your own prices. MSMi Pay us a visit and see for yourself. Don't forget opening date. Saturday, October 29. First come first served. Army aed Navy Stores Open Evenings. 119 Box Butte avenue Look for Big Letter Sign Alliance, Neb. Who??? ; Is the Most Popular Girl In Alliance The popularity contest has started. The following young la dies names have been proposed by their friends. EACH CONTESTANT HAS RECEIVED 100 VOTES FREE Votes Janet Grossman 100 Edythe Williams 100 Margaret Dwyer 100 Leila Cutts 100 Sarah O'Keefe . 100 Ruth Hawes 100 Alice Hamilton ' 100 Mabel Young loo Marie Rathburn . ioo Ruth Morris ; . qq Lulu Sturgeon 100 This will be decid ed Thursday, Oct. 27 AT THE ST. AGNES ACADEMY BAZAAR AT THE ROOF GARDEN " ' Remember the Dates of the Contest and Bazaar, October 25-26-27 An extra fine Hereford Cow will be raffled at 25c a chance and you give your 25 votes to the Young Lady you want to win. All the Young Ladies in the County Are Eligible SEE THE PRIZES FOR THE TWO WINNERS IN GLEN MIL- LER'S FURNITURE STORE WINDOWS. Come on Fellows and show your ladies that you are for them to win. . Get your Raffle Books from iJSu1 1 fgae Grocery. Co. Mo mu9 Mi id It