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A Cedi and a Climax By MABEL CHASE ENGLAND Copyright, 1010, by Associated Literary Press The school bell In the little west ern town of Flurton announced the hour of noon. Philip Malvern untangled his long legs from the hammock where he bad been lying, stretched his arms above his head and yawned wearily. "Confound this bole!” ho muttered. “I wish I'd stayed In college and let my whole bully system go to smash If it wanted to. Billy lot of parrots doctors are! Go West—go West— go West.’ That's all they can think of when a fellow gets a bit off bis feed.” lie slammed bis book under a bush, aimed a kick at a mongrelly looking cur that showed a tendency to Investigate and sauntered lazily down the sun-baked street to the postofllce. There was only one let ter, a short, characteristic note from his uncle, telling him that a daugh ter of his old friend, Col. Darton, was staying near Burton with her uncle, Max Whittier, for a few weeks, and advising him to call. She had been making a tour of the world, ho •aid, and was now on her way east. Philip whistled dubiously. Yes, he knew old Max Whittier —crusty old chap! Had a place a mile or two out. He tossed a penny In the air. Heads I go—tails 1 dont. Bosh! Probably some prim, prudish old blue-stoekliig. Tails, by Jove!” The moment fate had decided against It a contrary impulse swayed him. He’d go! Anything was better than this everlasting deadly monot ony. He'd get some fun out of her. •omohow. Accordingly at 3 o’clock he climbed Into his big touring car and chugged Aimed a Kick at a Mongrelly Look ing Cur. uff down the dusty road. Arrived at his destination, ho walked quickly op the gravel path and pushed the electric bell with a will. The door was opened by a pretty, demure-looklng girl in a gingham dress and big, blue, enveloping apron. He looked at her uncertainly. "Is Miss Burton at home?" he In quired. She glanced at the huge cur by the gate and I hep at him In evident as tonishment. "I’m sorry—Miss Darton has gone down to the village,” she told him. "Ye gods! She must be that frum py individual I met footing it along the side path,” he commented In wardly with a sigh of thankfulness tor his escape. He took out his card. “1 am sorry, too. Will you give her this, please?” The girl glanced at the card as she took It. “Oh. but,” she hesitated, "Miss Darton will be disappointed. She has spoken of you—won’t you wait?” He was about to refuse when a look at the youthful, sun-browned face with Its downcast eyes and long curling lashes reversed his decision. After all. Miss Darton couldn’t get back much within the hour, and a abort time spent with thla seemingly embarrassed, but certainly attractive, young person might prove amusing. He assented graciously. “Mayn’t we sit here?” he Indicated the vine-covered porch with Its ca pacious. comfortable wicker chairs "It's so pleasant outside.” "Wet Oh, I—why, yea.” she as sented. with pretty confusion. They moved over and took posses sion of the chairs. The girl sat •un comfortably. rolling and unrolling the corner of her apron with nervous tl peers; very pretty Angers they were. too. thought Philip Malvern, surveying with approval! the soft, rounded arms, bare to the elbow He grasped the situation at once and be gan to talk. Auently, amusingly, In consequently. Her eyes met his In shy but Interested amusement. "Bully eyes, too.” he thought. "They’d turn the heads of some feuows." “What s great, big automobile!” she commented presently, looking out •t his car where It stood by the gate. ‘■l’ve always wanted to ride In one Is It—ts It fun?" "Oh. great!” he exclaimed eagerly. “Come on out with me now and we’ll take a little sntn " ’’Oh, I couldn’t!” she gasped, shrinking back In her chair. "And besides, I have to stay here till ray cousin till Miss Darton comes back. There’s no one else at home, and there are some groceries and things coming and ’’ “Then will you come with me this evening please!” he begged, ’TU have the car up here by 8 o’clock." “But don’t you think —hadn’t you belter take Miss Darton? You came to see her, you know.” "Oh, well, this Is different. Why, your cousin probably cut her eye teeth In an automobile, and has lived in one ever since. It’d be no novelty to her. I want you to come.” “Very well, then,” she agreed, ”11 you think —If you’re sure she won’t mind.” "Don’t believe she'd come If I asked her. She must be more or less done up after careering round tha country for three years. Do you evet long to travel?” "Oh," she sighed, “more than any thing else I can think of. And to see New York and all those beautiful big cities! Didn’t you hate to leave It all to come out here?” Her shyness seemed to vanish in a wave of eager enthusiasm. “Well, yes—l did hate it Just at Hrst, but now—well. I'm really be ginning to get fond of the place. But you—you must certainly come East sometime.” He wondered to himself If the East would spoil her, shy little buttering thing that she was, with her vague, golden dreams of the big world out side. What Joy It would be to take her around, to watch her wonder and bewilderment and delight. She must certainly come. He would talk to Miss Darton about It. In his eagerness to strengthen her desire he launched into a vivid de scription of the amazing Joys and wonders of the far cities; he told her of the Immense buildings, the crowd ed streets, the marvels that met one at every turn. Indeed, In his sudden enthusiasm, and Just to watch her eyes grow round and big, he called on all ths arts of his Imagination and added many awesome touches of his own, described strange happenings un known to man or beast, and added thrilling tales of wild enchantment At last, realizing that the sun was slipping down behind the trees and the shadows growing long across the grass he rose hastily, apologizing for his thoughtlessness. At that moment the woman he had met on the road turned In at the gate and came slowly up the path. She was less frumpy seen at close range, Philip decided. He sprang down the steps to meet her. “Miss Darton,” he exclaimed. "I am dreadfully sorry to have missed a chat with you. I've been waiting an hour or more. I’m Phillip Malvern, you know. My father ” “Oh. yes, Indeed," she responded cordially, “your father wrote me about you. And I am serry, too, but I’m glad you fouud Ellse. Your father whs anxious that you two young people should meet. He thought It might make It pleasanter for both of you.” “Why—er—yes. of course,” he stammered, out of his perplexity. •She—l—that Is ” Miss Darton looked at him In as tonishment. “Hasn't Ellse been good to you?" she asked, smiling somewhat anx iously. “She can be very provoking and willful, I know. 1 haven't chaper oned her around Europe for three years without realizing that.” He stared bewllderedly. •‘Ellse —then she—pardon me. 1 thought you were Miss Darton," he stammered, an awful conviction surg ing through him." “I am.” she laughed; “our names are the same. We are cousins, you know. Now what"—a light was be ginning to break In her eyes—“what has that young minx been up to?" "Nothing—nothing at oil!” Phillip assured her hastily. He glanced back : Indignantly at the porch. It was ! empty. With a somewhat abrupt , leavetaking he strode,out of the gats I and began viciously to crank his | machine. Shy, indeed! Timid little, Autterlng thing! His tales of the ! glowing east! A hot wave rushed i over him from head to foot. What | must she think of him? He leaped Into his car and whizzed off down the road, with a reckless and evergrowing violence of speed. Suddenly a memory, like a Aash |of white light. Illumined the dark 1 depression of his mind. His esprea i slon changed. Ho brought his car ton an abrupt halt. “By Jove! Eight o’clock this even- Ing. She promised!" Seizing the wheel once more he ntweeded onward at a staid and decorous pace. "I won’t smash myself up—quite— yet,” he decided Pa’s Ultimatum. "Our Thursday, Saturday and Mon day morning’ papers have checked up shy for the last three weeks regular ly." "Do you believe they are beln* stolen, pa?” "I know Kitty’s hcau calls Wed nee day. Friday and Sunday nights. I want him to go home earlier or tl stop taking our paper with him." GREAT BARON STEUBEN MONUMENT TO HIS MEMORY ERECTED IN WASHINGTON. Heroic Bronze Statue of the Famous Prussian Who Was Drlllmaster of the Americans During the Revolution. The monument of MaJ. Gen. Fred erick William Augustus von Steuben, jm, a— for the construc tlon of which con mi gross appropriated - wIpI I I s ®' o ®®' Is now l n PIB u! 1 ®' ace ln Hafayette tliH& rJ 1 1 *^ uare > Washlng -• J-rw Jlv? sQS* ton. The accom pany 1n g lllus- SsS&F tratlon shows the ' heroic bronze Ji statue of Steuben, modeled by Albert Jaeger, which sur mounts the elaborate granite base. On either side of the central pedestal are Ideal groups In bronze, the size of life. The dedicatory ceremonies were at tended by MaJ. Gen. Baron von Steu ben of the German army, great-grand nephew of the Revolutionary hero. The Bteuben statue completes the quar- Utte of famous foreigners who aided the American colonists In their fight for freedom, and whose statues adorn the four corners of Lafayette square. The other three statues are those of Count de Rochambeau, Thaddeus Kos ciusko and Marquis de Lafayette. Gen. Von. Steuben was drill master of the American army during the Revolution. Prior to that he was a lieutenant general In the Prussian army during the Seven Years’ wear. He came to America on his own re sponsibility and spent his fortune In making soldiers out of the colonists of New York, who had left the city for New Jersey after the victories of Lord Cornwallis had glvet possession of the metropolis to the British. His man ual of Instruction for the army was adopted by congress In 1779. He In troduced the strictest discipline, a change greatly needed by the army, and which contributed to Its ultimate success. He served throughout the war, and his conduct was marked by the utmost valor. He frequently shared his last dollar with the suf fering soldiers, ns he often did his clothing and camp equipments also. At the close of the war the state of New Jersey gave him a farm. New York state gave him 16,000 acres of wild land In Oneida county, and the government granted him an annuity of $2,500. He distributed his lands among his aids, his servants and ten ants. A replica of tho Steuben monument will be presented to the emperor of Germany in exchange for tho mon ument of Frederick 11., which Is Ip Washington. GAINS WASHINGTON PICTURE Museum Gets Portrait Believed to Hsve Been One of Two Paint ed by Stewart. A llfeslze painting of George Wash ington, which has adorned the recep tion room of the Secretary of the In terior In Washington, has been turned over to the national museum. The picture Is supposed to be one of two painted by Stewart. A former historian of the Daughters of tho American Revolution, now dead, Identified the picture as a gen uine Stewart by the “peculiar grade of canvas on which It was painted." How the picture came to the Inte rior Department the officials are un able to say. It was found In the model room of the patent office some years ago Iq a dilapidated condition, but after much brushing and cleaning was made presentable. Some of the officials believe the pic ture came with other relics taken from the Lee mansion at Arlington when the government took charge during the Civil war. Written In pencil on the back of toe frame Is the following: “General George Washington, first President of the United States—lßo3. For Lorenzo Lewi*. Job for Girl In Philippine*. Uncle Sam wants an anesthetist, a female, between IS and 40 years of age, to fill a permanent life position at the Philippine General hospital, at a salary of SI,BOO a year. Applicant* must have had at least one year’s ex perience in. the administration of gen eral anesthetics In Institutions tor 'he care of the sink. HE URGES NAVY AS A CAREER Admiral Evans Tells of Many Advan tages Offered t* Young Men Who £nllst. “Fighting Bob” Evans’ advice to young men Is to enter the navy. “I would advise any young man who wa trying to decide on a career to enter the navy," said the famous sea fighter. "He will never regret the experience It gives him. The navy turns out young men, who entered the training school unexperienced and of little value to themselves, or to any one else, skilled mechanics, steamfltters, blacksmiths, carpenters, wireless operators, tele graph operators. When they graduate they have.had an expert training for Industrial life and are fitted to take positions In large Industries. “But,” continued Admiral Evans, "a man who received his education from Uncle Sam should be willing to serve his country after he has received his education. He should remain In the navy, unless there Is some very press ing reason for him to leave.” Admiral Evans related an Incident In his own life, showing that ho might have become an active member of the steel trust had he desired. He said that an offer was made to him while ho was steel expert In 1888 for the navy by one of the steel magnates to enter the steel business. ‘1 turned the offer over In my mind that day,” said Admiral Evans. “The government had given me my educa tion with the Idea that I should work for the government, and I felt It was my duty to remain In the navy. So I refused the offer. I have never been sorry, even when I have heard of other men who entered the business much later and have become wealthy. 1 place a greater value on tho friends I have made around the world during my service In the navy than 1 do on the millions made In steel.” SMALLER SIZE SATISFACTORY The Little Bills Are All Right Pro vided One Can Get Enough of Them. The experts say that the govern ment will save $900,000 and the na tional banks $300,000 a year by slight ly reducing the size of our paper cur rency. By all means do it then. The notes, it Is said, cannot be made smal ler without omitting some of tho words printed on them and as that Is not within the discretionary power of the treasury officials and the gov ernment printer the reform will have to go over until Congress gives Its consent. It the government cqn save the Idea Is and good ohO. Nolle of uS cares much what the words on money are, so long as the figures are large enough and even as to the figures the sort of size that chiefly Interests u* Is not to be measured by fractions of the linear unit. So far as the sovereign public goes the bills are all right as they are, except that they are rather hard to get and have a wonderful and rapidly Increasing tendency to escape from captivity. It a little larger they would still be viewed with affection ate respect. Those of us who can remember pa per dimes and halves and quarters re call no Inconvenience or annoyance suffered from their comparatively diminutive extension. Little or big, the notes are good It only they are “good.” AN AIRSHIP FOR SCOUT DUTY Naval Officers Predict Future for Air craft—Great Difficulty in Safely Landing on Warship. The next step which the United States navy will take In Its study of airships to determine their practical value for war will be to test the pos sibility of an aerial craft landing on ■ warship. This was indicated by naval officials who are convinced as a result of Ely’s flight from cruiser Birmingham that the airship would play an important part In the naval warfare of the fu ture. Officers of the navy generally believe Its principal usefulness to a fleet In time of war will be for scout duty. on a vessel presents many difficulties. The question of landing an airship Some experts believe a net could be stretched to receive the airship and protect It from turrets and other ob stacles, while others believe It will be necessary to equip the machines with pontoons that they may descend in the water beside the vessel. Why He Quit. On the Rock Creek Bridge electrle line out of Washington the other evening, a woman got off of a car while the car was in motion, and tho conductor In the excitement of the moment angrily asked her If she wanted to get killed. A passenger slt i’ng near the conductor requested him to be more polite, and the conductor mapped back that Just because a pas senger had paid five cents to ride on a street car was no Justification for his giving lessons In etiquette, free, gratis, for nothing. Things happened very quickly then, tor the passenger was an official of the CapitaJ Trac tion company. He real quickly told he conductor to report at the head quarters. The conductor caught on In a second. "Not on your life," he said, “I had to report once for exam ining a coin that looked like a coun terfeit. and they made me apologize to the woman who gave It to me. ni uot apologize, and I will not be fired. Quit, and I’ll quit now,” There Is a Reasl Why you should buy Xmas gifts in Jewelry. Because it remains long after the day is gone as a reminder of the g 9 an enor- OUR NEW CATALOG Is ncw ready for distribution and if your name is not already o mailing list we shall be glad to have your request for a cop Meyer & Schamber Jewelry Cos., Meridian, r- ' Please telephone or leave your Xmas Fish at Oyster order with us by Monday afternoc so we can telegraph orders in Oysters, plants, per 100 sl.O “ Extra Selects, 100 - 75 Red Snapper Fish, per lb. - 18 Reel Foot Trout, - “ - 18 “ “ Bream, - “ - 12] “ “ Cat - “ - 12’ HEARON*& SOf for prices before buying Xmas Candies and Fruits 1 "THE SOUTH’S CREATES! (JAW mm maw T ni SCHOOL OF BUSINESS.” SO UL£ CULLEG. 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Miss., three miles north of Pheba. Has an elegant, well-appointed Southern home, good barns and fitted out with all necessary outbuildings, good wa ter, orchard, etc. The place has a number of good tenant houses, and is well watered throughout. About Two Hundred (200) Acres of fine land in cultivation; splendid pastures and fine timbered lands. This, In fact. Is one of the finest farms in Clay county or the entire South, and any one wanting a desira ble home and plantation will do well to get If. THE SNIPE’S PLACE. This is a farm of Eighty (80) Acres, located near Maben, in Webster coun ty, and is a most desirable place. It is well Improved and is Just the place for a fanner with one or two aorses. With little work this can be made to be worth three or four times the price asked. NOW IS THE TIME TO GET THESE CHEAP FARMS, Fhr further information, etc., address J. L. & J. M, THOMPSON, Executors. Care of Bexar Hotel. San Antonio, Texas. NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS. 1 will have my tax books in Sturgis on the 26th of December, 1910, and In Maben on the 27th of December, I*lo, for the accommodation of the taxpay ers of Beats 3 and 4, TANARUS, Q. JAMES. Sheris and Tax Collector. B. F. BELL Attorney at Law And Solicitor in Chanc Starkvllle, Miss. Practices In all the Courts, attention given to all business, over Merchants and Farmers Office Phone 167; resident W. W. MAQRUDE Attorney at Law Starkvllle, Mlssisippi. M. A. SAUNDER Attorney at Law Office upstairs over Postof Starkvllle, Mitsieslppi. Q. ODIE DANIE Attorney and Counselor a (Same Old Stand) Starkvllle, Mississippi. WILEY N. NASI Attorneys and Counselors i and Solicitors in Chanc STARKVILLE, Oktibbeha County, Mississi Telephone Residence. FARMERS Find Simmons’ Cough Syrup indispensable because it cures a cough promptly, heal ing the broncltiai pas sages and prevents pneumonia and con sumption. There are many Cough Syrups but none like Sim mons'. 25c and 60c bottles. 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