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FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1916.
BOOTH TARKINGTON AUTHOR CF~=~ "MONSIEUR. BEMICAIEE" "THE CONQUEST OF CANAAN "PENROD ETC. OGPY22IGJTT 19/5~ JiARPEte SYNOPSIS. CHAPTER 1—Sheridan's attempt to make a business man of his son Bibbs by starting him in the machine shop ends in Bibbs going to a sanitarium, a nervous wreck. CHAPTER II—On his return Bibbs is met at the station by his sister Edith. CHAPTER HI—He finds himself an inconsiderable and unconsidered figure in the 'Xew House" of the Sher idans. He sees Mary Vertrees looking at bint from a summer house next door. CHAPTER IV. Mr. Vertrees, having watched their departure with the air of a man who had something at hazard upon the ex pedition, turned from the window and began to pace the library thought fully, pending their return. He was about sixty a small man, withered and dry and tine, a trim little sketch of the elderly dandy, Ilis lambre quin mustache, like his smooth hair, •was approaching an equally sheer whiteness and though his clothes were old, they had shapeliness and a flavor of mode. The room was cheerful and hideous. Under a mantel of imitation black marble a merry little coal fire beamed forth upon high and narrow "Eastlake" bookcases with long glass doors, com fortable, incongruous furniture, half a dozen Laudseer engravings which Mr. and Mrs. Vertrees sometimes men tioned to each other, after thirty years of possession, as "very fine things." They had been the first people in town to possess Landseer engravings, and there, in art, they had rested, but they still had a feeling that in all such mat ters .they, were in.ihe van. The growth of the city, which might easily have made Mr. Vertrees a mil lionaire, had ruined liim because he had failed to underst:ajd it. When towns begin to grow they have whims, and the whims of a town always ruin somebody. The dainty little man was one of the first to fall down and wor ship Bigness. He was a true prophet of the prodigious growth, but ho bad a fatal gift for selling good and buying bad. He sold his inherited ollice build ing and house in town to buy Iota theu he sold his farm, except the house and the ground about it, to pay taxes on the lots. But he bad to do some thing to keep himself and his family up. so in despair lie sold the lots (which went up beautifully tlie next yeart for "traction stock" that was paying dividends and disappeared al together from the commercial surface at about the time James Sheridan came out securely on top. But there came a day when three servitors of Bigness in Philadelphia took greedy counsel with four fellow worshipers from Xew York, and not long after that there were no more dividends for Mr. Vertrees. In fact, there was nothing for Mr. Vertrees, be cause the "traction stock" henceforth was no stock at all, and he had mort gaged his house long ago to help "man age somehow" according to his concep tion of his "position in life"—one of his own old-fashioned phrases. Mr. Ver trees had discovered, too, that there was no salary for him in all the buz zing city—he could do nothing. It may be said that lie was at the end of his string. Such times do come in all their bitterness, finally, to the man with no trade or craft, if his feeble clutch on that slippery ghost, Property, shall fail. The windows grew black while lie paced the fan-shaped zone of firelight. But as the mantel clock struck wheez ily six there was the rattle of an outer door, and Mary Vertrees came rushing into the library and threw herself into a deep chair by .the hearth, laughing so ifncoutrollably that tears were in her eyes. Mrs. Vertrees followed de corously, no mirth about her on the contrary, she looked vaguely disturbed, us if she had eaten something not aulte certain to agree with her, and regret' 'tei it. "Papa! Oh, oh!" And Miss Ver trees was fain to apply a handkerchief upon her eyes. "I'm so glad you made us go! I wouldn't have missed it—" Mrs. Vertrees shook her head. "I suppose I'm very dull," she said, gently. "I didn't see anything amus ing. They're most ordinary, and the house is altogether in bad taste, but we anticipated that, and—" "Papa!" Mary cried, breaking io. "They asked us to dinner!" "What!" "And I'm going!" she shouted, and was seized with fresh paroxysms. "Think of it! Never in their house be fore never met any of them but the daughter—and just barely met her—* "What about you?" interrupted Mr. Vertrees, turning pharply upon his, wife. She made a little faee as if positive now that what she had eaten would not agree with her. "I couldn t!' she paid, "I—" "Ves,'that's just—just the way she-' she looked when they asked her!" cried Mary, choking. "And then she—she realized it, and tried to turn it into a cough, and she didn't know how, and it sounded like—like a squeal!" "I suppose," said Mrs. Vertrees, much injured, "that Mary will have an uproarious tinio at my funeral. She makes fun of—" Mary jumped up instantly and kissed her: then she wont to the mantel and, leaning an elbow upon it, gazed thoughtfully at the buckle of her shoe, twinkling in the firelight. "They didn't notice anything," she said. "So far as they were concerned, mamma, it was one of the finest coughs you ever coughed." "Who were 'they'?" asked her father. "Whom did you see?" 'Only the mother and daughter," Mary answered. "Mrs. Sheridan is dumpy and rustly nud Miss Sheridan is pretty and pushing—dresses by the fashion magazines and talks about New York people that have their pic tures in 'em. She tutors the mother, but not very successfully—partly be cause her own foundation is too flimsy and partly because she began too late. They've got an enormous Moor of painted plaster or something In the hall, and the girl evidently thought it was to her credit that she selected it!" "They have oil-paintings, too," added Mrs. Vertrees, with a glance of gentle pride at the Landseers. "I've always thought oil-paintings in a private house the worst of taste." "Oh. if one owned a Raphael or a Titian!" said Mr. Vertrees, finishing the implication, not Sri words, but with a wave of his hand. "Go on, Mary. None of the rest of them cam® inV You didn't meet Mr. Sheridan oij He paused and adjusted a lumpi of coal in the fire delicately with the poker. "Or one of the sons?" Mary's glance crossed his, at that, with a flash of utter comprehension He turned instantly away, but she had begun to laugh again. "No," she said, "no one except the women, but mamma inquired about the. sons thofou&hly!" "Mary!" Mrs. Vertrees protested 4,0h, most adroitly, too!" laughed the girl. "Only she couldn't help uncon sciously turning to look at me—when she_.diclitr' "Mary Vertrees!" "Never mind, mamma! Mrs. Sheri dan and Mfiss Sheridan neither of them could help unconsciously turning to look at me—speculatively—at the same time! They all three kept look ing at. rae and talking about the oldest son, Mr. James Sheridan, Jr. Mrs. Sheridan said his father is very anx ious 'to get Jim to marry and settle down,' and she assured me that Mini is right cultivated.' Another of the DARE SOUR. youngest one, they didn't seeiu to con sider quite one of themselves, some how. The other brother is the middle (jne, Roscoe he's the one that owns the new house across the street, where that young black sheep of the Lamhorns, Robert, goes so often. Papa—" She stepped nearer to him so that he had to face her, and his eyes were troubled as he did. There may have been a trouble deep within her own, but she kept their surface merry with laughter. "Papa, Bibbs is the youngest one's name, and Bibbs—to the best of our in formation—is a lunatic. Roscoe is married. Papa, does it have to be Jim?" "Mary!" Mrs. Vertrees cried, sharp ly. "You're outrageous! That's a per fectly horrible way of talking!" "Well, I'm close to twenty-four," said Mary, turning to her. "I haven't been able to like anybody yet that's asked me to marry him, and maybe I never shall. Until a year or so ago I've had everything I ever wanted in my life—you and papa gave it all to me— and it's about time I began to pay back. Unfortunately, I don't know how to do anything—but something's, got to be done." "But you needn't talk of it like that!" insisted the mother, plaintively. "It's not—it's not—' "No, it's not,' said Mary. "I know that!" "How did they happen to ask you to dinner?" Mr. Vertrees inquired, un easily. "Stextrawdu'ry thing!" "Climbers' hospitality," Mary de fined it. "We were so very cordial and easy! It's a sort of house-warming dinner, and they talked about it and talked about it—and then the girl got her courage up and blurted out the in* vitation. And mamma said that you and she had promised to go to a lecture at the Emerson club tonight, but that her daughter would be delighted to come to the big show! So there I am, and there's Mr. Jim Sheridan—and there's the clock! Dinner's at seven thirty P' And she ran out of the room, 8d6p- tng up her fallen furs with a gesture of fly in- grace as she sped. When she came down, at twenty \jIRTUE noble, sweet and good is oft misunderstood SE P~VER niihuTes aTter 'seven, her afTier "stood in the hall, at the foot of the stairs, waiting to be her escort through the dark. He looked up and watched her as she descended, and his gaze was fond and proud—and profoundly dis turbed. Hut she smiled and nodded gayly, ami, when she reached the floor, put a hand 011 TRULY worth their weight in gold. his shoulder. "At least no one could suspect rae to night," she said. "I look rich, don't I, papa?" She did. She had a look that wor shipful girl friends called "regal." A head taller than her father, she was as straight and jauntily poised as a boy, athlete and her brown hair and her brown eyes were like her mother's, but for the rest she went back to some "I Know Exactly What You Want Me to Do." stronger and livelier ancestor than either of her parents. "Don't I look too rich to be suspect ed?" she insisted. "You look everything beautiful, Mary," he said, huskily. "And my dress?" She threw open her dark velvet cloak, showing a splen dor of white and silver. "Anything better at Nice next winter, do you think?" She laughed, shrouding her glittering ligure in the cloak again. "Two years old, and 110 one would dream it! I did it over." "You can do anything, Mary." There was a curious humility in his tone, and something more—a signifi cance not veiled and yet abysmally apologetic. It was as if he suggested something to her and begged her for giveness in the same breath. And upon that, for the moment, she became as serious as he. She lifted her hand from his shoulder and then set it back more firmly, so that he should feel the reassurance of its pressure. "Don't worry," she said, in a low voice and gravely. "I know exactly what you want me to do." (To be continued next week.) WERE iDRISCOLL VISITORS. Suite Inspector McDonald and Supt. C. L. Vigness of the city were in Dris coll Tuesday loogover thes chool prop erty. HIO BOWEL TROUBLE Twenty-five Cents Worth Is Plenty Try It! Take Harmless, Sooth ing Trex For Just a Few Days. Then no more intense rheumatic pains good-bye chronic, miserable constipation no more sore, aching back. Trex is wonderful! Acts right off Trex induces natural drainage of the entire system promptly opens your clogged up liver .and bowels cleans the stomach of fermenting, gassy foods and waste eliminates ir ritating rheumatic poisons relieves feverishness, headaches, dizziness and bilious misery. Don't stay "knocked out" any longer. Get this quick relief today 25c at Lenhart Drug Co., or direct from H. B. Denton & Co., (Not Inc.), Beardstown, Illi nois. BISMARCK DAILY TRIBUNE the pictures we unfold, your judgment, naught can harm you will this picture charm you. Ml RIOTING DISTURBS IMS ALONG fConttnueo trow page 1) peditionary columns have been cau tioned not to provoke conflicts with peaceful residents of Mexico or with troops of the de facto government, and officers at the headquarters do not believe the incident at l'aral will alter the attitude of the men in the Held. Oflieers here are confident that the conflicts that might, come will be the result of aggression by a .Mexican force. Will Continue. Until ordered to act otherwise. Gen eral Pershing will continue uninter ruptedly. Three victories gained over the Bruno Yaqui Indians in Sonora, news of which was received today by Gen eral P. Elias Calles, military gover nor of Sonora, caused hint to predict complete victory for tlie de facto troops in a relatively short time. General Calles said he had given orders to his subordinates in the Ya qui campaign to press every advan tage and not. give the Indians lime to reassemble. Rioting General. El Paso was in a state of intense anticipation tonight. What, will Wash ington do, was the question on every lip, and was so sobering a subject of speculation that everything else fad ed into insignificance. The clash at Paral -between Ameri can soldiers and Mexicans was fol lowed by reports of serious rioting at other points in Chihuahua, but in none of the other incidents were American soldiers said to have been involved. The riots were said to be due to economic conditions and not primarily political. Tlie rioting was reported far south into Aguas Calien tes, capital of the stale of that. name. Food riots in which big mobs look part and which have been going on spasmodically for the last two days, were described in a message receiv ed from a mining concern with large interests in Aguas C'alientes. The message said that, rioting had heen going on generally. Washington, April 13.—Agitation for a greater navy at. the expense of army increases marked the last day of general debate in the senate today 011 the army reorganization bill. Sen ator Stone, chairman of the foreign relations committee, made a plea for a navy big enough to liKhl offensively 011 the high seas to defend American rights anywhere in the world.and Sen ator Borah 011 In the course of his speech, Senator Stone criticised both Great Britain and Germany. While he deplored any program, that could be construed either navalism or militarism in the United States, Ihe Missouri senator said he was for adequate defense and thought the navy far more important than the army. Both Senators Stone and Borah ad* vocated a reasonable standing army. When asked if he thought the United States had adequate force in case 'unpleasantness" should follow devel opments in Mexico, lie said an ade quate force could speedily be procur ed for an emergency. Senator Borah was emphatic in his championship of the navy, not only as the first line of national defense, but also as the last line of defense. A national defense commission, a navy general staff, and an immediate increase in the navy were demanded in resolutions adopted heretoday at the final meeting of the annual con vention of the Xavy League of the United States. Officers of the league were instructed to urge congress to enact the necessary legislation. "In our opinion," read the resolu tion, "the navy is entirely inadequate in strength, not only in. ships and personnel, but in many other partic ulars, to defend us properly and this unhappy condition must continue un til we adopt a different policy." Franklin D. .Roosevelt, assistant secretary of the navy, defended the navy against criticism from those who, he said, were trying to gain po litical profits. Shortage of personnel, he said, did not arise with the pres ent administration. Mrs. Robert Petroni of Coal Har bor was a visitor in the city Thurs day. 5 REELS OF THRILLS o- the republican side, urged that the federal volunteer and National Guard provisions of the Chamberlain bill be sacrificed in or der to add the extension of the coun try's naval forces. O TODAY ONLY Friday, April 14th PUT HEALTH IN FIRST PLACE Present Generation of Youth in Man) Ways an Improvement Over Those of the Past. Our young people in their hahiti and tastes cherish and crave and ad mire health with a devotion unpar alleled since the days of the Greeks writes Francis Greenwood Peabody it the Atlantic Monthly. The call of tin fields and of the wild, the inoculation of early childhood with the fever ol athletes, and the enormous distinc tion obtained by strength, agility ami pluck—even the unprecedented can dor of literature and conversatiot concerning sex, parenthood, eugenics and feminism—all these signs of tin time, though they may involve new risks, unquestionably free young peo pie in large degree from the intro spection, sentimentalism, morbid con scientiousness, prudishness and pruri ence, which have afllicted earlier gen erations. Fearless, self-confidence even audacity, issue from this health iness. Nothing is too personal to b( mentioned nothing too startling tc be welcomed nothing too sacred be criticized. The most repelling ol traits is sickliness, either of body CITY NEWS The .Misses Ada Johnson and Alma Walil of Washburn were visitors in the city Wednesday. Fred .Tessel of MeKenzie was among Ihe business visitors in Ihe capital city Thursday. WING VISITORS HERE. Mrs. D. W. Wilsey and daughter of Wing were visitors in the capital city Thursday. WILTON VISITOR HERE. W. P. Maeumber of Wilton arrived in the city yesterday, where lie will spend a short Vtime on business. RETURNS FROM TRIP. Deputy Sheriff ltoland eleli return ed yesterday from Driscoll, where he went to transact official business. SONS OF NORWAY MEETING. Men: her,3 of Ihe Sons of Norway •will ireet this evening in their hall. All numbers are requested to all end. ON BUSINESS' HERE. Hon. .1. H. Wishek, candidate for governor on the Liberty League two years ago, arrived in the city Thurs day and conferred with local members of the league. BIRTH ANNOUNCED. The announcement of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Halliday of Ninth street, Thursday morning in the Bismarck hospital, has been made. Mother and son are doing well. LEAVES FOR HOME. Mrs. J. M. Carrinan and son, Wal ter, who have been spending the last five weeks in the city, where the lat ter has been receiving medical treat mnt, returned to their home in Fort Yates Thursday. SUPERINTENDENTS TO MEET. The spring meeting of the North Dakotit countv superintendents will he hekt May 3 and 4 in the Dickinson PU7.CREAM IN NOSE AND STOP CATARRH Tells How To Open Clogged Nos-i trils End Head-Colds* You feel fine in a few moments. Your cold in bead or catarrh will be gone. Your clogged nostrils will open. The air passages of your head will clear and vou can breathe freely. No more dullness, headache no hawking, snuffling, mucous discharg es or dryness no struggling for breath at night. Tell your dru gist you want a small bottle of Ely's Cream Balm. Apply a little of this fragrant, antiseptic cream in your nostrils, let it pene trate through every air passage of the head soothe and heal the swol len, inflamed mucous membrane, and relief comes instantly. It iss just what every cold and ca tarrh sufferer needs. Don't stay stuffed up and miserable. MATINEE AND TONIGHT ONLY MAY WARD BROADWAY'S LEADING ACTRESS Starring in the Most Sensational and Daring Moral Lesson Ever Presented to the Public zation. VIRTUE "Has It's Own Reward" E THEATRE Commercial club rooms. AH coMH: ties of the state will be represented and state superintendent of education, 10. J. Taylor, is arranging a splendid program for the various sessions. BISMARCK HOSPITAL NOTES. Patients to enter the Bismarck hos pital within the last two days were: John Haag, Fredonia Mrs. John Ba der, Fleak August Asplund, Wilton Leroy Anderson, Underwood Milton Steinecker, Venturia Anna Johnson, Washburn Mrs. Carl Bradford, Jiul Xels Malmquist, Elbowoods Anthony ••Weak Heart Dr 01 of mind. Strong doctrine, naked truth undisguised convictions, are marks of the cult of healthiness, and the re sultant type of youth is one which can not be observed without admiration as one watches an athlete stripped for his game and rejoicing in hie strength. Many people suffer from weak hearts. They may experience shortness of breath on exertion, pain over the heart, or dizzy feelings, oppressed breathing after meals or their eyes become blurred, the heart is not sufficiently strong to pump blood to the extremities, and they have cold hands ana feet, or poor appetite because of weakened blood supply to tho stomach. A heart tonic aad alterative should be taken which has no bad after-effect. Such ia stamps for trial box to Dr.Pi»rc«'i invalids' Hotml, Buffalo, N% Y» Read Chapter VII oa Circulatory Organs in th» "MedicmlAdviw"—A Finnehcle^ book of 1008 page, —nt on receipt of 31 one-cent^»taiBp«^aodfe»*_a»_ahgra^^^^y Sons and Daughters of the Seventies and Eighties Are Tendered A Cordial Invitation to Attend A Mass Meeting at the Commercial Club Rooms at Seven-Thirty Saturday Evening April Fifteen to Assist in the Organization of A Bismarck and Burleigh County Pioneers' Association A social evening, including dancing, and concluding with a. cafeteria luncheon, will follow the work of organi Please make an efl'ovt to be present, for the sake of Auld Lang Syne, THREE FT JL» MATINEE 3:30 5c and 10c TONIGHT 7:30-9:60 10c and 15c Anderson, Danzig Mrs. F. B. iStreet er, Linton Mrs. Paul Ziner, Eighth street, city Mrs. E. H. Knudtaon, Coal JTarbor Merle Wick, Center Mrs. John Reiter, Sr., Eureka, S. D. Those to leave the hospital were: Miss Amelia Weixel, Eureka Mrs. Chris Engen and baby, City Donald Paul, Linton Nels Larson, Douglas, NOTICE. The city water will be turned off all day Sunday. April 16th, on account of installing the booster fire pumps. BISMARCK WATER SUPPLY CO. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery which contain* no dangerous narcotics or alcohol. It helps the human system in the constant manufacture of rich, red blood It helpe the stomach to assimilate or take up the proper elements from the foqd, thereby helping digestion and curing dyspepsia, heart-burn and many uncomfortable symp toms, stops excessive tissuo waste in convalescence from fevers for the run down, anemic, thin-blooded people, the "Discovery" ia refreshing and Vitalising. In liquid or taUit form at molt drvg tiormt or —nd SO OM-MM* EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Ml' 41 J1- 41S* ,-v* JL