THE ALLIANCE HERALD, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1922.
By FANNID HURST
TJoiTt jciu think "f "know what Hvln
In this amen corner Is
"Slih h h r
"iN.n't you tlilnk t know what Ut-
Ing with a hulk Ilk- me In a "
You you'r going to begin now to
make me cry. ain't you? Too you're
I i . . i i l .1 Kft I
-I going inm biki rrinuiu iiic ui ...,. R. ,
I done and make tne wish 1 was dead ! "uclu
tered on the carpet, and on the table
lelde the Implements of Ms handi
craft A canary hopped In Its cage,
Mrs. Prlano dragged a chair across
the floor and beside the Uttered table.
"You why ain't you working, AIT
"1 dun no, lion.
a ulck hand upon his
la Adalal spring comes shyly. A
billow hy tlie river, bonding over at Its
Imagery, like a woman stooping to Im
merse her hnlr, blooms suddenly over
flight In long lacy strands. A truant
bides his sImm'S, sinks In his breath
and shivers before the first plunge of
the sen son.
In front of a little cottnse on a hill
falryllKe carpet of white dog-violets
bloomed of o morning, and when Mrs.
Al iH'Inno opened her front door to the
first kiss of spring she cried out sud
denly, as If something within her hud
"Al, durllng, look out In the front
"Here: lemmp wheel your chnlr out,
flarling Look, n whole hutch of some
thing or other spread out on the gross
like a table-cloth drying. Here, lemme
wheel you out."
"No, no, biihy. It's fine here by the
Window with the sun on me."
"Hut, Al, ever since we been living
Jiere you been waiting and WHltlng for
the spring to come. It's spring now
for sure, darling. Smell 1 Here, durllng.
Khe flurm wide the window beside
tils chair, and the frilled white curtain
"M in in 1 Like someone was squirt
ing a p'rfiime atomizer."
He relaxed his great shoulders
tack against the pillows, his fuce inert
"You'll be sporting that sunbonnet
lien brought you' and hiking right out
In the garden now, won't you, baby?"
"Yeh. I'll show biin we ain't such
"It'a Monday night and he'll be stop
ping In after aldermen's meeting. You
better put out some bulbs to surprise
"Sometimes I wish Ben didn't stop
In Monday nights after those meetings,
toon. They lost so late and it It keeps
yon awake so, waiting for him."
"Nonsense. Lemme boss your gar
den Job, baby, right here from the win
dow. What you going to put out first
She placed her cheek against his.
"Silly I Are you comfy, darling?
Shall I put that new-fangled pillow
Sen sent underneath your head?"
"No, only I guess you better shut
the window, Lo: the nip ain't goue out
of the air yet."
"Ain't you feeling well, darling?"
"Sure I am. baby I Only when a fel
low alts on his throne all day his
crown gets cold."
"Oh, darling you you mustn't Joke
She drew the mg closer across bis
logllke limbs, peering closer Into bis
"You nln't getting thnt numb-kind
of paralyzed feeling any further up,
re you, Al?"
"Sure I nln't, baby."
"You you look so limplike today,
sweetness, and I thought you'd be so
glad to see that it's spring. Sure It
Ain't hurting you any higher up? Doc
says If "
"Fit as a fiddle I feel."
She bent down to kiss him. Ills
bead lay In the full glory of a bar of
sunshine that crosed his pillow.
"I'm going out now and dig up In
the garden a little. Look out, Al, at
the lilac bush; It's getting ready.'
"Ain't It a beaut, Lo? I bet when
It blooms It smells like sixty. We got
ta wrap It up these chilly nights Just
like it was a liaiiy. We gotta throw a
sheet t something over It. IKm't for
get, Lo, to cover It at night."
"And then It'll look like a spook In
"I want It covered so It won't get
'Nothing you ever want me to re
member won't get nipped, darling."
"l'oor little klddo; I keep you Jump
ing, don't I?"
"I'm going out now before I do the
dishes and spade p like Ben learnt
me Mybe some of the girls will have
time to run up for a minute to tee us
when the show plays Its return a
week from tonight. We want the little
place to look swell, Al."
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, He was alow to release her hand.
"Itll teem funny to have the show
playing In our town, won't It, Lo, and
She made a wide-mouthed grimace
nd pursed her frultllke Upa Into a
, "We should worry r i
i, "Too dont mean that. Lo." -M
"l'oor llttla klddo 1 Poor little kid
Co! Ilia throat might havt been fur
"You think Tm hankering, dont
yoQl Ton think rm hankering Just
because ths show's coming hers Bert
' rck. Like fun I ant I
Tea wouldn't squeal If 70s was,
&ahx lUtt Aitst jvtt : thjpJi 1 kBowj
and and oh, (Sod, Al, If anybody
ought to be hankering It's you, not me,
"Slih-h-, darling! You don't need to
be ashamed of hankering. It would be
funny If you didn't. A pretty skltty
little thing like you. I alnt hankering,
because the night the springboard
didn't work was the luckiest stroke I
ever had. Would ,11 have git you If 1
If It hadn't gone back on me? Would
I? Kven for a hulk I ain't got nothing
to banker about, baby, It
"Hut I alnt neither, Al. Honest I
ain't. Ciee, this little house and you
and Ben ! (Jee, I ain't hankering
"There never was a friend like Ben,
Lo, there never wns.'
"There never was, Al
"And now he thinks the world and
all of you. Lo, ami lafTs and lafTs at
your cute little ways. Honest, baby,
sometimes I Just th'nk to myself If
If you could get that other hankering 1
out of your bead, I wouldn't mind
nothing If I knew that you and Mm,
after I well, after I well, you know
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WIHIl 1 I'lll'T, iilivi 1 i
"Al Al, you make me ashamed to
listen, 1 'louse, darling, I can't stand It
when J on talk like that. Ain't you
feeling right today? Ain't you?"
"I mean it, baby. There couldn't be
nothing that would set me as easy
about you as that. He's so strong, Lo,
I like to see him all lit up like a
Christmas tree when you begin cutting
up with your cute little ways. He's so
strong, L, and like a kid at the same
time. He could be so good to you,
baby. I'd feel so easy If I knew for
"Al, please please cut It. Please,
"Kven when I hear him coming down
the street on his way to the factories
or when he stops by from the alder
men's meeting; evetf when I bear his
footsteps coming down the street, It's
like n soldier with new spurs on his
boots wns marching to stand by us.
Ain't It so?"
He was slower still to release her
"That's why, Lo, I even If you con
get the hunkering out of your system
"1 ain't hankering, Al; honest,
"Y'ou don't mean that, Lo,
"Po! Io! Hot Lemme go, darling.
lemme put some bulbs out. Lemme
She broke from him with a great
show of raillery.
"Tulips first." And she was out In
tl.e sunshine and down the steps two
at a hound
In the center of the lawn, delicate
and fragrant as a fountain spray, the
Iliac bush was purpling In the sun.
By" afternoon the sun hod shifted ao
that the warm Hood of light lay to the
rear and streamed Into the " small
square kitchen with Its rows of uten
sils reflecting and gleaming. A few
"It's because you ain't feeling right.
and you won't tell me. I'm going for
line. Tell me, darling, are you having
that numbllke feeling up around your
"Sure I ain't, Lo. It's spring fever's
got me. Even in my act I used to igo
dead like a tire when spring came."
"Take a little nap. darling. You
ain't slept In daytime ever since you
started the carving. Ix-mme pull dwu
1 the shade and fix you for a nap, Al."
I He was mildly reluctant,
j "I gotta finish the grapevine design
for them ibis, Lo."
"Didn't Ben say the minute you get
working too hard not another Job does
he send up from the factory?"
"Like It makes any difference. Poor
old gink, he thinks I don't know thnt
If be wasn't In hnr-k of us, my llttlo
wood carving wouldn't keep ua In
"Slih-h-h; here, lemme fix your pil
low." Whnt'tl you do all nlone this after
noon if I doze off, Lo? Put 011 your
little hat, baby, the pink one thnt Ben
likes, and stroll uptown past the office
so be ran see you. Don't stick around
here so much, baby."
"No. I gotto clear out thnt trunk.
Al. All winter It's been standing
NEXT TASK IS
TO RESTOCK THE
SPRING DRIVE TO FINANCE THE
War Finance Corporation to Turn Its
Attention From Farms to
Stocking the ranches in western Ne
braska will be the next great effort of
the war finance corporation. John M.
Klannigan, executive secretary of the
state loan agency is now in Washing
ton to confer with Eugene Meyer, Jr.,
managing director of the war finance
"Up to this time the bulk of the
loans have been made in northenst
nml southeast Nebraska." said Mr.
AfiATtf FOSSIL RF.n CLASSED I
WITH WORLD WONDERS
American Legion Notes
(Continued from Tape 1.) I
South Dakota Is not only building up
a wonderful system of roads, Mr. Cook.
,1 i-..i v... . v. .(nt. 1. ii.l
natural advantages. Several views , .!n.r"r V8 behind the times
were shown of natural wonders in the nM ll thrills. Henry Hustenden, Ger-
Black Hills, as well as views from V"n iarmer or Maronville, L. I., has
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Colorado, Montana, the Yellowstone
and the Pacific coast states.
"Nebraska has a number of places
which could be developed and made to
attract the attention of tourists," Mr.
Cook Faid. He mentioned various
places, including; the sandhill lakes,
some of which could be stocked with
fish if a state park could be made to
include them; the old tree near Craw
ford, where the famous Sioux Indian
treaty was signed ; and the fossil bedf
at the Cook ranch. He uvged the
business men to continue talking pooi'
roads and keep up their efforts unti1
natural beauty spots were set apart
old trails and historic spots marked.
and indu'ementsffered to toumts to
pass through Nebraska on Weir way
Lo other scenes of interest.
"Now is the t'me to apitete roads,
.... . . u I iOW IN klir tw ,vt.t.,
FlanniR-an u "However '. FpV'nK J derlared. "This tourist travel is
time for fillinir un the ranch country
wi'h cattle, and the big spring drive
will be to finance the cattle men.
I Where a man has his ranch and pler.t
! of feed and knows tb business, we
Kvnwt to extend him the credit to get
!i herd of cattle. Under the law these 1
loans can t exceed the rute of ' or
S per cert interest. There have been
no instances of Nebraska banks charg
ing in excess of their agreement with
the government, although, charges
' have been made against bankers in
1 Ua n-notoi-n state.;."
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president 01 uie
Dr. H. A. Cousey.
around and I wnmiii get at It and get jocai branch of the war finance cor-
It down In the cellar and out or the poration said thnt at present ine gov
"Kiss me, baby, and I'll take a little
snooze. Spring fever's got me for
She leaned over and kissed his
cheeks where the hollows darkened
them, lowered the shade ami tip toed
out, closing the door after her.
(To De Continued)
(By A. Hayseed)
eminent allows loans of only 80 per
cent of the actual purchase pi ice of
the stock. The banks in practically
I every case have had to furnish the
!,vti,.r "n nor cent, which in the major-
it 1. r n ens tlipv were unable to do, as
they were u -ually already carrying the
applicant for the full value of hi:
tock. It is practically impossib.e for
a man who has a great deal of feed to
make money enough to pay his inter
cut and a reasonable amount on the
principal of his de4;t unless he has his
ranch and feeding facilities to capac
itv, and unless the war finance cor
poration can loan somewhere near 100
per cent it is almost impossible to
do this. Mr. Flannigan has gone to
Wainirton to see if he can convince
ZZZ , the heads of the war nnance
The Herald editor has asked me to tion of this and if e feSa
continue "Observations," so they villi will be a great aid to western Neoiaa
appear vveekly-unless I am arrested, ka stock feeueis. Mf
ivi lui.c in citriic. 1 . .
just bee-inning, and there are no estab
lished routes. Westom Nebraska can
cet this busirc.'.s if it goes after it."
One g.Tsge in Hot Springs reported
a in?!c month s business of $10,000.
i;nd the same amount of money spent
In- tbe 20.000 tourists who were
rcfi-Mcred ot Hot Sprngs the pa.-t
ronenn would do wonders for western
America Not the New World
Mr. Cook reviewed the geological
b'stovi- of the North and South Am
evican' continents. This is generally
called the new world, he snid, but as a
matter of fact it can be shown, by the
oivilni.ir.il formations, that it is older
Vi-.in other continents. Some of the
formations that have been turned up
in western Nebraska and the Dakotas
can be scientifically proved to be at
jp-ift- two hundred rmllion years
The speaker also spoKe ot me im
portance of these fossil discoveries to
science, and told of an expedition now
being made in Asia.
He mentioned, among otner ponus,
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Flanniiran to eacn county ... :
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I do not like by inherited name very I country reveals a "r.1 r: rom
well. Probably Ncbuchndnezzar didn't stock m every one. - - -think
much of his, but according toChadron c aims s that its
.u. -..1 1.- ' u4- i.ti ctwked than mont wesiern re-
ine uwni duuk lie wu sum iiiaiuner. ui."" ,
in his time.
1 viif mi n ties are
eons, busier '"".'"r"-; PwV
Claimed to be 50 per cent short, Rock
Schlitz, as a name, looked badly in County has 40 per cent ot us usua.
ami lira ill, uai ncivi emu
rit'lnt until it unc ntt-irhtft tn tfio nil. ISUnnlv.
vortising of a foamy beverage that Butte" counties about one-third,
had iuite a circulation before the
pussage of the eighteenth amendment.
Then it had numerous admirers.
My given name is a trifle odd, also.
It must have been given to me for
balance, but always peems topheavy,
so I generally use only the initial.
The full name is preserved to sign
mortgages and long newspaper art
icles. See it below.
pfi KIM 1
To those who' have what is termed
ginger in their makeup, life is a long
Series of games. It liegins in child
hood with tag and blind man's LulT,
nnd may advance in maturity to a com
petitive motor car factory or a chain
of ten-cent stores.
In sentencing a criminal prisoner
the judge might as well add, "or as
long as you care to stay."
The modern good provider is one
who brings home a new dance record
for the phonograph every night.
that despite opinions to the contrary, ienpfit
just run onto the Battle 'of Chateau
Ihierry, and now he is so excitod lie
can t do a stroke of work. Durinc- tbr
summer Hustenden raises berrh---during
the winter he sits and bWn
0 nis wife read world evpnta f.
carefully hoarded stack of ' Germ.m
new-spa pers, arranged chonologically.
Although losing ground steaililv, H-is-tenden
(who can't read himself) ha
never allowed his wife to skip. Last
winter he got to the sinking of he?
uusitama, ana could scarcely wait for
fall to come.
"Hut haven't you known th.it tVs
country was at war all along?" asked
a member of the American Legion.
"Ja," said Hu-tenden, "but I -j-n't
interested because I hadn't got to it
yet in the papers."
"We won," said the Legionnaire
heartily. And when he added. "It's all
over now." He felt as though he were
letting the cat out of the bag.
"It's not over yet for mo." answered,
Hustenden, returning to his wife an t
!he stack of papers. f
Neighbors are expecting to hear a
wild celebration in the Hustende l'.?
houe along about April when he 'ct
to the fab e armistice report.
In the event the bonus passe. the
American I.eirion has volunteered to
cooperate with the government in ad
ministering the law and, through it
organization, to effect a saving;
amounting to millions of dollars in the
cost of distributing adjusted compen
sation. The 11.000 legion posts, in almost,
every city and township in the nation
will be placed at the disposal of the
government, Hanford MacNider. the
commander of the Legion, has pledged
The whole Legion organization will as
sist in the gigantic task of getting up
machinery to carry out the terms of
the law in the payment of comnensa-
t;on to the several millions entitled to-
tion is not in d.rect opposition
to the teachings of the Bible. The two
can be harmonized. But, he declared,
when scientific investigation shows
ome points in reference to the earth
and its people to be facts, it is foolish
tg interpose old beliefs and religious
teachings as authentic. He Panted
out that evolution does not claim that
apes were the ancestors of the human
race.-bwt that the human race sprang
from some ape-like ancestors, whether
we like to believe it or not
There were dozens of colored slides
used in illustrating the talk, which
greatly pleased the Rotarians and
their guests. Captain Cook, father of
the speaker, is one of the best in
formed men on the subject of early
history in the state, and on his return
to Nebraska in two or three months,
an attempt will be made by the Ro
tarians to secure him lor an atwress,
"With the passage of the bill, some
agencv extending into every commun
itv will of necessity have to be pro
vided through which applications
would be received," Mr. MacNider de
clare. "The I.eg'on offers to take
over the job, and with the machinery
which we have already built up.carry
out the plans of the legislation.
It is probable, according to Com
mander MacNider, that citizen
throughout the country will volunteer
to serve without, pay on local boards
or commissions, Fubject to the same
reflation and supervision as other
federal employes. With the completion
of the census of the 4.000,000 war vet
erans now being taken, the Ugion
will have in its possession the only ac
curate data on the distribution of ad
iusted compensation under the five op
tions available. One suggestion the-
Vino vMTAived calls for a
ITUVCI Illllt Til -
Captain Cook is now engaged in want- j pV.tem similar to the selective draft
ing his account of early Nebraska and Un,er vhich soldiers were inducted
western plains history, and the Ilo-1 (iur;n)? the war by boards of citizens--
tarians are exceedingly anxious 10 in their localities.
hear irom mm.
llerald Want Ads Results.
Business is improving especially
among the bandits.
If someone asked for the most en
ticing games of like, Observation
would immediately answer: Stud
poker nnd polities. And a younger
man might include 'the modem dance
on account of the imported wigirles,
short dresses and rolled down stock
ings. Any old professional, although not
quitting the game himself, will advise
against poker for stability or laid up
shekels in old age. and the ministerial
brethren are discoursing loudly and ut
length on the iniquities of the dance.
Taking it for granted that both are
experts in their line, this leaves cnly
politics anywhere near safe to fcol
The lure of politics lies in office
holding in the satisfaction of tie
feeling that you from among the many
have been clo-en to rule. For this,
and the possibility of a chance of
power higher up in the official line
1 - 1.a11'j.
fLm j manv a man nas ki" uf " -. -:J
'a-da'v private job to serve the public
: of fnnr hilars tier diem. Sometimes
Mrs. Lola Dlano Swabbed Out
Great, Shining Dishpan and Hung It
In Its Row Along the Wall.
gray chickens prinked In the open
doorway and on the window sill a
potted geranium lifted Its head grate
fully to the light. On that same window
sill a coffee pot, lid buck, turned Its
(Jack mouth to the sun. .Mrs. Lola
Delano swabbed out a great shining
dishpan and hung It In Its row along
the wall. The pink was high In her
face and her Augers would rvcolL
"Nothing. Al. IH bo In there right
la s minute. The dishes Is done. Shall
I wheel you back here, hoot"
"No, no. I like to watch the kids
coming from school."
She wrung out ber dishcloth after
the Immemorial fashion of those to
whom falls this ancient and greasy
rite, slapped It open and hung It
across the sill. Blonde tendrils of hair
clung to her moist face.
In the front room, quite In the atti
tude of ths morning except that his
head lay back against ths pillows
mora completely relaxed, Ur. Al D
laoo (t6 at the whit celling. Tbt
clean. Utt f ttftQfr Tfglag IfXKfJ-
n four dollars tier diem. Somet
the public appreciates his work suf
ficiently to give him the higher place
nnd probably ten dollars a tiay. uui
often he is really no better off than
tefore, for the man who replaced him
in private life has also doubled his
The great throng known as the pub
lic is very thoughtless and hard to
iic- An official's cood deeds may
be many, but his few errors are al
ways in the foreground. The general
public is too busy buttering its own
bread to keep records, but one may
always be certain that tne onnosmon
parties are on the job. And it is their
business to play up the mistakes to
the dear public for a double time
shuffle. The writer thinks he is au
thority on this statement regarding
the fickleness of the public and the
baleful influence of the political outs
who want in, for he held the office
of justice of the peace for one term
in Bitter Creek precinct, Fussy county,
Indiana. For further proof about the
big- statements in thl 3 paragraph, se
ex-President Wilson or Governor Mc
Kelvie. Or, if short on carfare, inter
view your local count v commissioners.
Om evr way to mar the finish of
new automobile- seems to be to gt
it eaufrht between a coupU'ea paac
tg street can,
Chiropractors believe that disease comes from with
in the body, and in support of theie belief, they point to
the fact that, Subluxations have been produced in the
Spines of men and animals, and various diseases have
been the result, from Goiter, to Fevers and various in
testinal disturbances known as diseases.
In its hunt for causes and cures of disease the Regu
lar School of Medicine engaged in a game of Blindman's
It teaches people that disease comes from without.
It declares that germs are the cause of most diseases,
and for those which specific germs have never been
found, for instance, Scarlet Fever, Measles and Appen
dicitis, they think they must exist and expect to find
them some day.
If the germ theory of disease were
correct, there would be nobody
living to believe it.
Drs. Jeffrey & Smith
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