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MISS LULU BEIT
By Zona Gale Illustrated by Irwin Myers TI—MAY. —Chlefly because ef the ripple ip her placid, colorless existence which the arrival of Nintan will bring. Lulu is Interested and speculative, meanwhile watching with something like envy the boy-and-girl love-making of Bobby and Diana. Unexpectedly, Klnian arrives, in the abeence of Herbert, at his business, and of Ina, resting. Thus he becomes acquainted with Lulu first and In a meas ure understands tier position in the house. To Lulu, Nlnian Is a much-traveled man of the world and even the slight Interest which he takes in her la appreciated, be cause It Is something new In her life. (Continued to 2nd column) (Story continued next week) WEEKLY LETTER The following books are recom mended to the County Teachers’ A soclatlons for reading and study during the year, Classroom Organi zation and Control, Sears, $11)4. Moral Education In Home and School, Engleman, $1 50, These books may be had from the South ern School Book Depository, Jack son. Another topic that should be dis cussed at the County Teachers’ As sociation In every county Is the reasons why every teacher should subscribe for the county paper. When any text book Is In use In Mississippi is adopted at a lower price In any other state, we Immedi ately get the benefit of the renuced price, Under the provisoes of the law there has been this fall a twenty percent reduction In the price of Estlll’s Beginner’s History and the Physiologies, Winslows Healthy Living Books 1 and 11. The tradgedy at a railroad cross ing In Warren County near Bovina, Miss, last week, In which seven school children were killed with the driver of the truck iu which they were riding, should Impress upon the minds of the drivers of these trucks the necessity of being abso lutely safe, Mot only should these drivers stop, look, and listen at railroad crossings, but they should be careful In crossing bridges and driving over bad places In the roads These drivers literally hold the lives of the children In their hands, Trus tees of consolidated schools should, therefore employ as drivers oi. those who have good Judgement, School trucks have been used to considerable advantage this fall In transporting children to county, state and Interstate Fairs, DIXON F. C Lewis has secured the con tract for delivering the children at school on Route 4. Tills is a splend id history for our school this session We have four trucks. Mr. and Mrs. Percy Sikes have visited N. L, Morrow and family the past few weeks. This couple recent ly married having lived for some time at Birmingham and New Or leans. Miss Jean Morrow, who Is work ing for Uncle Sain In New Orleans Is home for a few days. We like to see the girls holding good positions and measuring arms length with the old men. Messrs Bob McArthur and John Sinclair of Meridian accompanied by their families and Mrs Angle Staunton also Eunice Roberts of Suqulena visited 0. C. Roberts and wife W. E. Watkins, Mrs. J. W. Watkins and F. S. Pugh. Miss Avee Nicholson, daughter o R. L. Nicholson, who was operated on for appendicitis last week Is get ting on nlcejy and we hope she will soon return to school at Clark Col lege. dinner A. L, Watkins reports 495 bales to date Fully 90 percent gin ned. L. C. Webb of Neshoba Rl. Is to move to our town this week. We are glad to have young men in our midst with school Interest. Miss Madell Morrow the beautiful and accomplished daughter of N. L Morrow who has been working for Uncle Sam in Washington and New Orleans the past six years, and Percy Bikes of Waldo community, but now of Birmingham, Ala. were happily married lust week. We feel that this well bred couple has a bright future. Miss Avee Nlchelson of Clark College was operated on for appen* dicitus last Monday. Bne is the accomplished daughter of R L and Mrs Ad i Nicholson of Dixon. HOW’S THIS? HAIX-6 CATARRH MEDICINE will oo what we claim for it—rid your system of Catarrh or Deafness caused by Catairh. HALL’S CATARRH MEDICINE con sists of an Ointment which Quickly Relieves ths_ catarrhal inflammation, and llhe Internal Medicine, a Tonic, which acts, through the Blood on the Mucous Surfaced. thus assisting to restore nor "•UT brdrolftfor over 40 Tears. F. J- ChMMjr * Cos., Toledo, O. WT ■ V'.f. ‘ . i MSI" _ I’u< going to take you.and ina and Plight up to the city." "To the city?” “To a show. Dinner and a show. I’ll give you one good time." “Oh !” 1 .nln leaned forward. “Ina and Dwight go sometimes. I never been.” "Well, just you come with me. I’ll look up what’s good. Yon tell me Just what you like to eet, and we’ll gel It—" “1 haven’t had anything to eat in years that I haven’t cooked myself." He planned for that time to come, and Lulu listened as one Intensely ex periencing every word that he uttered. Yet it was not In that future merry making that she found her joy, but in the consciousness that he —some one anyone—-was planning like tills for her. Meanwhile Di and Bobhy had round ed the corner by an old hop-house and kept on down the levee. Now that the presence of the others was with drawn. the two looked about them dif ferently and began themselves to give off an Influence instead of being pressed upon by overpowering person alities. Frogs were chorusing In the near swamp, and Hobby wanted one. He was off after It. But Dl eventu ally drew him hack, reluctant, frog less. He entered upon an exhaustive account of the use of frogs for bait, and as he talked he constantly flung stones, Dl grew restless. There was, she had found, a certain amount of this-to he gone through before Bobhy would focus on the personal. At length she was obliged to say, “Like me today?" And then he entered upon personal talk with the sanfe zest with which he had discussed halt. “Bobby," said Dl, “sometimes I think we might be married, and not wait for any old money.” They had m\w come that far. Tt was partly an authentic attraction, grown from out the old repulsion, and partly it was that they both—and es pecially Dl—so much wanted the ex periences of attraction that they as sumed its ways. And then each cared enough to assume the pretty role re quired by the other, and by the occa sion, and by the air of the time. “Would you?” asked Bobby—but in the subjunctive. ' "She said: "Yes, 1 will.” , "It would mean running away, wouldn’t It?" said Bobhy, still sub junctive. “I suppose so. Mamma and papa are so unreasonable.” “Di,” said Bobby, “I don’t believe you could ever be happy with me." "The Idea! I can, too. You’re go ing to be a great man—you know you are.” Bobby was silent. Of course he knew It —but he passed it over. “Wouldn’t It be fun to elope and “Wouldn’t It Be Fun to Elope and Surprise the Whole School 7" Said Di, Sparkling. surprise the whole school?" said Dl, sparkling. Bobby grinned appreciatively. Hi was good to look at, with his big frame, his head of rough, dark hair, the sky warm upon his clear skin and, full mouth. Dl suddenly announced that she would be willing to elope now. “I’ve planned eloping lots of times,’ 1 she said ambiguously. It flashed across the mind of Bobby that in these plans of hers he may not always have been the principal, and he could not be sure . , . Bui she talked in nothings, and he an swered her so. Soft cries sounded in the center ol the stream. The boat, well out of tin strong current, was seen to have iti oars shipped; and there sat Dwighl Herbert gently rocking the boat Dwight Herbert would. “Bertie, Bertie—please 1" you heard his Ina say. Monona began to cry, and her fa ther was irritated, felt that It would be Ignominious to deslat, and did not know that he felt this. But he knew that he was annoyed, and he took refuge In this, and picked up the oar* with; “Some ffclks never can enjoy anything without spoiling It." “That’s what I was thinking,” said Ina, with a flash of anger. They gilded toward the shore In s huff. Monona found that she enjoyed crying across the water and kept li up. • It was almost as good as at echo. Ina, stepping safe to the sands cried ungratefully that this was thi last time that she would ever, evei go with her husband anywhere. Ever Dwight Herbert, recovering, gauge# the moment to require of him humor, nml observed that his wedded wife was as skittish as a cult. Ina kept silence, head poised so that her full little chin showed double. Monona, who hud previously hidden a cooky In her frock, now remembered It and crunched sidewise, the eyes ruminant Moving toward them, with Di, Bobby was suddenly overtaken by the sense of disliking them all. He never had liked Dwight Herbert, his employer. Mrs. I>eacon seemed to him so over whelmingly mature that he had no idea bow to treat her. And the child Monona he would like to roll In the river. liven Dl . . . He fell silent, was silent on the walk home, which was the signal for Dl to tease him steadily. The little being was afraid of silence. It was too vast for her. She was like a butterfly In a dome. But against that background of ru ined occasion, Lulu walked homeward beside Nlnlan. And all that night, be side her mother who groaned in her sleep, Lulu lay tense and awake. He had walked home with her. He hud told Ina and Herbert about going to the city. What did It mean? Sup pose . . . oh no; oh no I "Either lay still or get up and set up,” Mrs. Lett directed her at length, IV July. When, on a warm evening a fort night later, Lulu descended the stairs dressed for her Incredible trip to the city, she wore the white waist which she had often thought they would ‘•use” for her If she died. And really, the waist looked as if It had been planned for the purpose, and Its wide, upstanding plaited lace at throat and wrist made her neck look thinner, her forearm sharp and veined. Her hair she had “crimped” and parted in the middle, puffed high—it was so that hair had been warn In Lulu’s girlhood. “Well!” said Ina, when she saw this coiffure, and frankly examined It, head well back, tongue meditatively teasing at her lower lip. For travel Lulu was again wearing Inn’s linen duster —the old one. Nlnlan appeared, In a sack cost— and bis diamond. His distinctly con vex face, Its thick, rosy flesh, thick mouth and cleft chin gave Lulu once more that bold sense of looking—not at him, for then she was shy and averted her eyes—but at his photo graph at which she could gaze as much as she would. She looked up at him openly, fell In step beside him. Was he not taking her to the city? Ina and Dwight themselves were go lug because she, Lulu, had brought about this party. “Act as good as you look, Lulle,” Mrs. Bett called after them. She gavt no Instructions to Ina, who was mar ried and able to shine In her conduct. It seemed. Dwight was cross. On the way to the station he might have been heard to take it up again, whatever It was and his Ina unmistakably said: “Well now, don’t keep It going all the way there”; and turned back to the other? with some elaborate comment about the dust, thus cutting off her so-called lord from his legitimate retort. A mean advantage. The city was two hours distant, and they were to spend the night. On the train, in the double seat, Nlnlan be side her among the bags. Lulu sat in the simple consciousness that the people all knew that she too had been chosen. A man and a woman were opposite, with their little boy between them. Lulu felt this woman’s supe riority of experience over her own, and smiled at her from a world of fel lowship. But the woman lifted her eyebrows and stared and turned away, with slow and Insolent winking. Nlnlan had a boyish pride In bis knowledge of places to eat In many cities —as If he were leading certain of the tribe to a deer-run In a strange wood. Nlnlan took his party to a downtown cafe, then popular among business and newspaper men. The place was below the sidewalk, was reached by a dozen marble steps, and the odor of Its griddle-cakes took the air of the street. Nlnlan made a great show of selecting a table, changed once, called the waiter “my man” and rubbed soft hands on “What do you say? Shall It be IbbsterT" He ordered the dinner. Instructing the waiter with painstaking gruffness. “Not that they can touch your cook ing here, Miss Lulu,” he said, settling himself to wait, and crumbling a crust. Dwight, expanding a bit In the aura of the food, observed that Lulu was a regular chef, that was what Lulu was. He still would not look at his wife, who now remarked: j “Shelf, Dwlghtie. Not cheff.” This was a mean alvantage, which he pretended not to hear—another mean advantage. “Ina," said Lulu, “your hat’s Just • little mite —no, over the other way." “Was (here anything to prevent your speaking of that before?" Ina Inquired acidly. “I started to and then somebody always said something,” said Lulu humbly. Nothing could so much as cloud Lulu’s hour. She was proof against ; any shadow. “Say. but you look tremendous to night," Dwight observed to her. Understanding perfectly that this was aald to tease his wife. Lulu yet flushed with pleasure. She saw two women watching, apd she thought: “They’re feeling sorry for Ina—no budy talking to her.” She laughed at everything that the men said. She passionately wanted to talk herself. “How many folks keep going past,*’ she said, many times. At length, having noted the details of all the clothes in range, Ina'S 'iso lation palled upon her and she set LIBERTY The farmers of this community arc ihout through gathering We had a nice rain Sunday night which was greatly appreciated The Liberty School was well rep resented at Bond School last Tues lay for Better School Week In Ne ihoba Some excellent addressee were mode and we hope will make a osting impression tor better schools md lietter citizens by all who heard them Nothing could have been let ter than the strong appeal to.the girls and hoys by Prof Williams, to ■e clean In heart and mind Miss Tlnle Burton and Mr DenL Voods were happily married lur unday week Our box supper was quite u sue eess Had excellent order Many from this community went ro the great Barbecue at Philadel phia Saturday We commend the people ol I'hlladelphia for their how alt all ty It was Indeed a treat to everybody NOTICE OF SALE OP BONDS The Board of Supervisors of Ne hoba County, Mississippi, will re ■elve sealed bids, addressed to the ' ’lerk of said Rosrd at Phlla , Miss., until 12noon, Novembers, 1992, for '3OOO 00 of bonds of Llnwood Consol idated School District, In Neshoba County, Mississippi Said bonds are twenty in number, for #l5O 00 each ind mature at the rate of $l5O each vear nod bear 6 per cent Interest mnually No bid will *he received which bids less than par value md accrued Interest for said bonds Each bid must be accompanied by a •ertlfled check, for 5 per cent of amount of the bid, payable to under dgned. 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