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. THE ALLIANCE HERALD, TDESDAY, DECEMBER 20. 4fl?JL'
... t , yrt CllftiSTMAS EDITION WIIITE GOODS ' . " (Continued from preiedinj fcajo) XTTit TClSTiJTtiTiiliie .' Jour TTookn ftftrwmrd Oome, Teachy, here, up thM ttatrs. This I the second floor. iTrtty tieot, ain't Itt Her nnl ber mother shopped three more weeks oh thU oak bed net Some little move out lier from Twenty-third street for little roomlnR-houfie queen Ul"i you. h? Neat little bedroom, ., Tnchyl Ehr Ilia fnco wo close to her nnd claret red with an expression the did not dare to fuce. CHAPTER VI. "And what's thin next room here Jerry? Ain't It sweet and quiet-looking! KpnreroomT Ain't It pretty 'vith them little white mimlln eurtnlns? Quit, quit, J.-rryl You mustn't yon mustn't" Khe broke from his embrace,, con fusion -muddling her movements. "Is this the the spare room?" "It Is, now. It used to he the old woman's till I Intd down on the mother-in-law gnnie nnd squealed. Yeh, I uxed to have a little mother-in-law In our bonne that was some mother-in-law. Relieve me, she makes that old devil of yourn look like a prize hdhcI." "I ThU'll be Just the room for Dee Dee, Jerry, where nhe ran feel the Morning nun and hear the street cars over there when he gets lonesome. She outfit to huve the sunniest room, because It's something she ran ,feel without seeing poor thing. This will be a swell ' room for poor old blind Dee, Dee, won't It, Jerry? Won't It. Jerry denr?" "Cut the comedy, Peachy. There's neut free ward waiting for her Just the other direction from the city than Newton Heights. Cut the comedy, I'eorhy." . "Jerry, I I gotta have her with tne. I Now that she she's In the dark, i'.he Couldn't stand an institution, Jerry, she he Just couldn't." "That's what they nil say, but they get over It. , I know &r-" " ' "She couldn't, Jerry. She ain't had tnuch In her life, but she's always had a roof over her heud that wasn't char ity, and she always sutd, Jerry, that he couldn't never stand a -a Institu tion. She can take any other room you ay, Jerry. Jerry, she Just couldn't tand an Institution I" "You lemme take care of that. She don't need to know nothing about It. We'll tell her we're sending her for a Tlslt to the country for a while. After ' the second day she'll be ns snug us a bug In a rug. They're good to 'em In those places; good as gold." "No, no, Jerry! No, tiol I gotta have her with me ! She raised me from kid ?nd and she cpuldn't stand It, Jerry! I gotta have her, I gotta! I ' want her 1" 1 lila. mouth sngged down suddenly amTon io oblique. "Say, somebody routt have given you a few lessons In nagging, yourself. Them's the lines she used to recite to me about her she-devil of a mother, too. Gad! she nsed to hang on her mother's apron-strings like she was tired." "Jerry, 1" "Come, Peachy, don't get me Bore. Come, let's talk about tomorrow. We gotta get the HreiiHo firnt and" "Jirry, I Just n little yes Is nil I want Jerry dear Just n little yes." A frown gathered In o triple furrow I on mn orow. "Now, klildo, you got to nit that with me, nnd rut.lt quick. If there's two things I can't stand It's nagging nnd pouting. Cloonnn can tell you what pouting ran drive me to. I'll beat It out of that girl of mine before she's through with me, and I won't stand It from no one else. Now cut It, I'euchy, that's a nice girl." She stood palpitating beside the win dow, her eyes flushing to his fuce and fastening there. "d I I I wanna go." "Where r Her glance flashed past him out of the window nnd across the patch of rear lawn. A street car bobbed across the country she followed It with eager eyes. . "I wannn go." He advanced, conciliatory. "Aw, now, I'earhy, a row Just the dny before we are married! You don't want to start out making me train 'you Just like you was a little kid. If you was n little girl I could bent your little ways out of you, -but I wannn bo on the level with you nnd show you how nice 1 can be. All the things I'm going to give you, all" "Quit, you! I wanna go! I wanna go!" "You can go to h I, for my part. I'm going to get a steak Inside of me' before we budge. Quit your fooling. See, you nearly . got me sore there. Come, the car won't be back for us until six. Come, Peachy, come." " She wus past hi in and panting down the stairs, out across the patch of rear lawn, and toward the bobbing street cor, the streamer of ribbon at her thrsrt flying backward over her Bhoul der. In the bargain basement of the Ti tanic store the first day of the spring opening dragged to Its close. In careless similitude the bargain busement of the Titanic store resusci tated from Its storerooms and from spring openings long gone by, dusty .airlands of cotton May blossoms, fes tooning them between the great white supporting pillars of the basement and Intertwining them. Over the white goods tounter and over Sunday as It were a pnpler-mache pergola of green luttt-ework and more cotton-back May blossoms hod sprung up as If the, great god Wot a a had oullt It with a word. Sadie Barnet's own mld-alsle bin had blossomed Into a sacrificial sale of lawn remnants, and toward the close of the day her stock lay low, depleted. Max Meltzer lenned out of his bower, and bow muted his voice wus If It came from an Inner throat that only spoke when the heart bade it. "Little one, them remnants went like hot cakes today, didn't they?" "Hot cakes I Well, 1 guess. You'd have thought there was a mill-end sule on postage stumps." "And If you don't look all tired out! If you Just don't !" The ready tears swam in her voice. "It's It's been awful me away from her all dny like this. Hut anyways. 1 got news for her when I go home tonight about her five weeks' benefit money. Old Crlggs was grand." "They say the girls up In the ribbons been crying all day. She wns no love bird, but they say she wasn't bad un derneath." "Ood knows she wasn't I got aore at her sometimes, but I I know she was always there when I I needed her, alrlghty." "Now, now, little girl, don't cry I You're all worn out." "She she was always there to stand by me In in a pinch." "Honest, Miss Sadie, you look Just like a pretty little ghost. What you need Is some spring air, girlie, some spring air for a tonic. Wouldn't I Just love to take you ull by your little self down the river tonight on one of them new Coney boats, where we could be right quiet. Suy, wouldn't I?" "No no !" "I wanna tolk to you, Miss Sndlt. Can't ycu guess? I wunna get you nM by yourself and tulk to you right in your little ear." , "'Slih-h-h! You mustu't talk like that." ' "That's the only way I have of try ing to tell you how how I feel. Miss Sadie dearie." " 'Shh-h-h 1" When I call you that It means well, you know, dearie, you know. That's why I wanna take you tonight, dearie, all by your little self and " "No, no, Mr. Meltzer I I can't leave her alone Wye that. I promised I would never leave her nlone la the dark If If I could help it" "Ain't I the dub? Sure you can't leave her. We gotta stick by her now, dsnrle, nln't we? Ain't we?" A red seepage of blood surged across Ins face and under bis hair. "We gotta ftlck by her, deurle." All her senses swam, nor could she Hmtrol the fluttering of her bands. "Oh Mr. Meltzer Max !" "What you aud poor old Dee Dee need Is some of this spring air. Gee! wouldn't I love to take you and her down the river tonight on one of them new Coney bouts? Gee! would I? Just you and and her." "Max oh, Max, dearie !" CONFESSION. . rooming" .with a di tinct sense of my own shortcoming's. Suddenly, without warninjr, I became SM1LE& that I hadrtrme, ar better to lead a lifa 'of reprtitwkk. I would cut down ny beard k become a messenger boy at I could pass the remain- rlAt rit lffA ai--i.!n flnvar in frrmtinv nf lb ttwliAtia nrwasa bcVa.1 aware of what a hypocritical etch I j loved one, and performing other hum- the young visitor: "Have you to un- iihii uroi. noil u uawnr ll ones IJ srli nf un- Thnca rhililren ! I (ll'PSS It everv Hlffhtr A Httl .girl, for the titet time In the country, watched the farmer's wife plucking a hen. After a careful waking hours in kceirtg little chil dren ! It was too hbrt-ftJle. A sense of shame overwhelmed me. Overcome with remorse, 1 resolved to do away with myself. Then It occurred to me that this would be poor penance for all enn scarcely pass them now without shuddering . Nevertheless, I am doing1 what I can to make up for the injury I have doe them . The bell rings ' I am off once more. . . What was T? A'asJ a department rtore Santa Clans. AN OLD-TIMER. "The dinner was delicious. You must have an old family cook." "Yes, indeed; she's been with us ten or twelve meals." lr frir frh "Mr Mr frirt fin ft frttfti fr'ki vm x "ft I Manhattan Pudding An . unusual delicate fruit pudding combination made up of delicious candied fruits, dates, figs, nuts, macaroons pnd fresh shredded coconut frozen in a rich cream custard. ice cream Special Manhattan Pudding for Christmas Christmas is a day of many gifts nnd good things to eat. It i3 a time when the housewife wants her dinner to taste better than at any other time. She wants to serve something unusual and only the very best. A UNIVERSALLY POPULAR CHRISTMAS DINNER DESSERT A special which is certainly the last word in the art of Ice Cream making. Get your order in early so there ,will be no delay in delivery Xmas morning. BRICK OR BULK. Phone 543. r ' Alliance Creamery Co. l i. l I; h r. .i jr I - i r. r Si. I: 1 I: I. ji: sir THV o ri You Rid e Or Walk? This Question Awaits Your Decision Choose Now the Best Way Do Not Permit the Afternoon of Life to Overtake You Living from One Pay Check to Another ttefteflMaMtSac Finances have an ever-increasing importance in our lives. Many an opportunity has knocked at someone's door only to be refused ad mittance because of inadequate finances. It takes money to start any business venture nowadays. Check over your resources, young men of today. Are you wasting your earnings or are you setting aside a certain percentage each week toward a future competence? Some Day You Will NEED a Reserve Fund Will You Have that Money Available or Not? Start a bank account TODAY. The habit is all you need the actual saving becomes eary. Soon you will have more real fun in watching your' balance grow into appreciable proportions than you formerly did in spending your money for a good time. And you want your money in a strong bank. THE ALLIANCE NATIONAL BANK IS The Strongest Bank In Western Nebraska Capital and Surplus $100,000.00 ' Undivided Profits $30,000.00 Total $130,000.00 Our Profits or Dividends, Whenever D2clared, Are Used in Building Up Alli ance or Assisting Nearby Farmers and Ranchers Ut6tttttttJt.toa araMaftaWiT&M OUR CHRISTMAS GREETING The Spirit of the Season prompts us to wish you large portions of good things at Christmas and throughout the coming year. May Everyone Enjoy Prosperity, Progress and Happiness dur ing the year 1922. Your Earnings Work For You Steadily You cannot work for yourself more than eight hours a day but your money works twenty-four hours a day. START A SAVINGS ACCOUNT NOW Begin With One Dollar We Pay 5 Interest f t. i F. M. KNIGHT President F. E. HOLSTEN Vice-President The Alliance National. c THE STRONGEST BANK IN WESTERN NEBRASKA .Bank F. W. HARRIS Cashier R. E. KNIGHT Asst. Cashier v) i . m " i4m p