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The Central Record, Thursday, Aug 9, 1917.
A CASE OF CONSTANCY By ETHEL HOLMES The attention of the pooi1e of the United States was concentrated on preparations for an entrance Into tlie great world's war. Mothers were Kir. lug up tholr pons, joung wives their huslmnds nnd girls their lovers. Tho chief p'nees uf Interest were tho camp where otllcers were being trained to command tho cxpcdltonary forces that were to bo sent to the theater of war. "Auntie," said Miss Itcy Marston, a girl of seventeen, "take mo to Camp . I don't care to bo to tho senshore. ns usual, this summer. I should dlo of cnntil. I want to go where they are drilling these young men who are to b captnlns nnd llotitentints In tho army that Is coins nbroad." Auntie was MI lMlth Sands, a maiden lady of thirty-three who had liccn a belle In her day Jind whose beauty had ripened rather than de cayed. Sho consented to chaperon her niece to a summer Inn not far from Camp , nnd since they went there in their car they were within striking distance of tho drill grounds of 2,01X1 or 3.000 young men who were being turned from citizen.') Into soldiers. MNs Mnrnton was looking for n romance 3Ilss Sands was Interested principally In putting her niece in the way of one. The ladles arrived at the Inn in time for dinner and proposed to visit the camp the next day. While they were sitting on the porch an officer in the uniform of n major of Infantry drove up to the Inn, alighted and during tho evening took n scat near them. "Ask him," said Lucy to her aunt, "at what hour they admit visitors to the camp." Miss Sands asked the olllcer the ques tion. At the sound of her voice he turned nt once toward her. After he had given her the Information she de sired sho remarked that she felt at home among army people, since she bad as n young girl visited West Point and there met a great many oiilccrs aud their families. "How about cadets?" asked the major. "I also met n number of those yours men who In .Tilly nnd August of raeh year turn their attention from their military studies' to preying upon the hearts of the girls who Invade the ncad emy grounds at that season. The standard of honor In other rcspct N so high that they strike an nvernge by letting It down to zero In their alTalrs of the heart." "I will admit," replied the major, "that among young persons there Is less care exercised in avoiding damage lu that respect, but I doubt If there Is any more blame to bo attached to thu cadets of West Point thun other men. Ilesldes, I believe tho girls who go there are at Inclined to heart smash ing as the joumr men." Miss Lucy Marston was disappointed in her visit to Camp for the reason that the young men being trained there were so busy with their work or so tired when they got any leisure that they had no time for entertaining visitors. Major Itathboue, however, found opportunity to visit Miss Sands and quite often spent au evening witli her on tho porch of the lun, occasion ally bringing with him somo one from the camp to entertain her niece, for the major preferred having Miss Sands to himself, which ho could not do un less Lucy wero provided for. There was something In Miss Sands that drew the major, something that smacked of his youth. It seemed that her voice reminded him of soma of the many girls with whom he had asso ciated long ago. Then, too, there was a certain toss of her head that suggest ed to him some girl who lu that way eiprcssed dissent. The major was fall ing hi iovo with .Miss Sands, and he could not tell whether ho was drawn a handsome uialdeu lady or the nory of one ho had known lu the 'njor Hathhono proposed to MNs ids, und when he did mi bho thus .I'l'lcd: "I assure you, major, that I feel high ly honored by this second proposal of yours aud nm quite mro" "Second proposal!" "Yes. You proposed to me Just twelve years ago this hummer on the porch of the West I'olnt hotel," Tho major was equul to tho ocia klon. "I'rom my llrst meeting you here," ho said, "1 felt that I had loved you and that I was true to that love. I have piovcd by this second proposal that constancy which U conspicuous among the olllcers of tho United States army." Thn lady luughed. "And you have also proved that us Hun.iM-c, Hint rcadlucs, that resoiirce what"UT you choose to call it which Is also conspicuous among the ollicers of the Uullcd States army lu uxtrlcnt lug yourself from a dilemma." "Do you mean to say," lie rejoined, "tint you considered u West Point pro posal of a cadet Iwna lido)" "It matters not whether it Is bona lido or not provided one of the par ties to thu affair W disposed to consid er It bO." Tiieru was Just enough of feeling hi her voice as sho said this to convince the major that she was referring to herself. IIo succeeded In satisfying her that whatever might have been the in tent of his Unit proposul his second was serious. And so It was that the girl who went to Camp for a rouiauco got none, while her chaperon secured a prize. SMART MODEL. 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