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THE dffl5lHll lustrations TIMES-NEW- the agitation of his shonldera betrayed him. "Go on and laogb t Well, s wa stayed there quite a whlle but befnr we left she got kind of more like everyday, you know, the way peopla ds. It was bajf-pas- t nine when we walked back to town, and I was commendn' to- feel kind of hungry, so I sSWed ber If she wasn't, and she Sort of toughed and seemed to be ashamed Of ft, at If It was a disgrace or something, but she said she guessed she was; so I left her by that hedga of lilacs near the observatory and went an over ta the Terla and the fruit store, and get some stuffed eggs and olives and half, peanut butter sandwiches and a box o' strawberries kind of you know and went en back there, and we at the stuff up. Be then shs said she was afraid she'd taken me away from my dinner and made ma a lot of trouble, and so on. and she was sorry, and shs told ma good night " "Wbat did you ssy then?" Oh. shut up ! So then she "Noth skipped out to her Dorm, and I cam on home." "When did you see her next, Ramsey?" "I haven't seen her next." said Ram- sey. "I haven't seen ber at all not to spesk to. I saw her on Main street twice since then, but both times she was with some other girls, and they were across the street, and I couldn't tell If she was look In at me I kind of I thought It might look thought not sort o' nutty to bow to her if she wasn't, so I didn't" "And you didn't tell her you wouldn't be one of the ones to help her with her stuff and all pacifism and anti-wa- r that?" "No. I started to, but Shut up !" Fred sat up, giggling. "So she thinks you will help her. You didn't say anything at all, and she must think that means she converted you. Why didn't you speak up?" "Well, I wouldn't argue with her," said Ramsey. Then, after a silence, be seemed to be In need of sympathetic comprehension. "It was kind o' funny though, wasn't it?" he said, appealing- - hqj girl-foo- -- m2m?G&P Cnpptyl CHAPTER X. 12 ItaniMr kept ery few things from Fred Mitchell, and usually his confidences were Immediate upon the occasion of thein; but allowed several weeks to elapse before sketches for his roommate the outlines of this advent ure. "One thing that was kind o funny about It. Fred." he said. "I didn't know what to call her." Kir. , Mitchell, stretched upon the window sent In their "study," and looking out over the town street below nd the campus beyond the street, had Already thought It tactful to ambush his profound amusement by turning upon his side, so that his face was toward the window and away from his companion. "What did you want to call lier?" he Inquired In a serious voice. "Names?" "No. You know want I mean. 1 mean I hnd to keep calling her 'you'; and that gets kind of freaky when you're tulkln' to anybody a good while like thut. When she'd be lonkln' away from me, for Instance, or down at the river, or somewhere, and I'd want to start sayis' something to her, you know, why, I wouldn't know how to get started exactly, without callin' her something. A person doesn't want to be always startin' off with 'See here,' or thing:? like that." "I don't see why you let It trouble you," said Fred. "From how you've always talked about her, you had a perfectly handy way to start off with anything you wanted to say to ber." "What with?" "Why didn't you just say, 'Oh, you Teacher's Pet! That would " ' "Get out! What I mean Is, she called me 'Ramsey without any bother ; It seems funny I got stumped every time I started to say 'Dora.' Some way I couldn't land It, and It certainly would 'a' sounded crazy to call her 'Miss Yocum' after slttln' In the same room with her every day from the baby elms clear on up through the end of high school. That would 'a' made tne out an Idiot!" "What did you call her?" Fred std, JPt notbln at all. Ijrtarted to call a hundred balk. I'd get all ready, and kind of make a sort of sound, and then I'd have to quit." "She may have thought you had a cold," said Fred, stilt keeping his back eysYrtTlr "m.Xf then I'd guess, and jner turned. "I expect maybe aba did though I don't know; most the time she didn't wem to notice me much, kind of." r "She didn't "No. 8h was too upset, I guess, by what she was thlnkln about." "Itut If It hadn't been for that." Fred suggested, "you mean she'd have certainly paid more attention to who was sittlfig on the bench with ber?" "Get out I You know how It was. Everybody those few days thought we were gola" to have war, and she was Just sure of It. and It upset her. Of course most people were a lot more lipnet b) what those Dutchmen did to the Lusltnnla than by the Idea of wnr; and she seemed to feel as broken up as nyhod; could be about the Lusltanla. but what got her the worst was the notion of her country wantln' to light, she said. She really was upset, too, Fred; there wasn't no puttia' ou about it. I guess that ole girl certainly must have a good deal of feeling, teoause, doggoned, after we'd Ix i n slttln there a while If she didn't have to get out her handkerchief! She kept ler face turned away from me Just the same as you're doln' now to ut honestly, she keep from latighln' funeral. I cried like somebody at fill I ke the dsrndest fool !" "I'm not laughing." said Fred, but lie did not prove It by turning so that bis face could be seen. "What did she fca.vT" "(it. she didn't say such an awful lot. She snld one kind o' funny thing thotirh: she said she wss sorry she couldn't quite control herself, but If pnyhoily hsd to see ber cry she minded II teas IxrouJe It was an old schoolck me so kind o' mate. What funny sIhmjI that Is why. It '.ooks as If ate never knew the way I always iti her so." "Vss," said Fred. "It waan't flatlet lr!" "Weil, sir. It Isn't, kind of," Ram"It certainly sey agreed, musingly. ben you look at it thai way." ls.i'1 "What did you say when slit said thalf Fred asked. "Kothln. I started to. but I sort of tatved again. Well, we kept on sttttnc she began t there, sad afterwhll lath agate and got . kind of xcited war could 4r anything tlH.f hew or any good, and all war was Icked. n malts what It was about. n4 netM could h goo that was d hst; iH founded eu tsar war that ever wa fought w always fear sad hats, ftfc said found If tii (Jensens weoUd Is ftght as w st-u- nr' ee-or- y fr; toubledoy. Page & Company. NEPIII. UTAH S. , d, ought to go to meet them and tell them we wouldn't fight." "What did you ssy?" "Nothln. I kind o started to but what's the use? She's got that In her head. Besides, how are you goln' to argue about a thing with a person that's crying about It? I tell you. Fred, I guess we got to admit, after all. that ole girl certainly must have a lot of heart about her, anyway. There may not be much fan to her though of course I wouldn't know hardly any way to tell about that but there couldn't be hardly any doubt she's got s lot of feeling. Well, and then she went on and said old men made wars, but didn't fight; they left the fighting to the boys, and the suffering to the boys' mothers." "Yes!" Fred exclaimed, and upon that he turned, free of mirth for the moment. "That's the woman of It, I guess. Send the old men to do the lighting! For the matter of that, I guess my father'd about a thousand times rather go himself than see me and my brothers go; but Father's so fat he enn't stoop ! You got to be able to stoop to dig a trench, I guess ! Well, ' suppose we sent our old men up Dutch; those Dutchmen the against men would just kill the old men, and then come after the boys anyway, and iy. "What was?" the boys wouldn't be ready, and they'd "The whole business. get killed, too; and then there "What 'whole bus ' wouldo't be anybody but the Dutchmen "Oh, get out I Her stoppln me, and one fine and be that'd world, left, me goln' pokin' along with her, and wouldn't It!" ber well, her crying and everything, "Yes," said Ramsey. "Course I and me being around with her while thought of thnt." she felt so upset, I mean. It seems "Did you tell her?" well, it does seem all kind o' funny to "No." me." "What did you say?" "Why does It?" Fred inquired, pre"Nothln. I couldn't get started anyserving his gravity. "Why should K way, but. besides, what was the use? seem funny to you?" But she didn't want the old men to go; "I don't mean funny like something's she didn't want anybody to go." funny you laugh at," Ramsey explained "Wbat did she want the country to laboriously. "I mean funny like somedo?" Fred asked. Impatiently. thing that's out of the way, and you "Jest what It has been doln, I sup- wonder how It ever happened to happose. Just let things simmer down. pen. I mean It seems funny I'd ever be slttln' there on a bench with that ole girl I never spoke to In my life or had anything to do with, and talkln about the United States goln' to war. What we were talkln' about, why, that seems just as funny as the rest of It. Look In' back to our class picnic, fr Instance, second .year ,of high school, that day I jumped in the creek after Well, you know. It was when I started mskln' a fool of myself over a girl. Thank goodness. I get that out o' my system ; It makes me Just sick to look back on those days and think of the fool things I did. and all I thought about that girl. Why. she Well, I've got old enough to see now she wss just about as ordinary a girt aa ther ever was, and If I saw Iter now I wouldn't even think she was pretty; I'd prob'ly think she was sort of Well, what's passed Is past, and It Isn't either here nor there. What I started to say was this: that the way it begins to look to me. It looks as If nobody ran tell In this life a darn thing about what's goln' to bap-peand the things that do happen ar the very onea you'd swesr wera th last that could. I mean you look back to that day of the picnic my! but I was a rube then well, I mean you look bark to that day. and what do you "No. I Started To, but Shut Up!" suppose I'd have thought then If some-bodyand poke along, and let them do what fold me the time would ever come when I'd be 'wsy off here at colthey like to us." "I guess so!" said Fred. "Then, lege slttln' on a bench with Dora with Dora Ywum. In the first afterwhile, when they got some free time on their bunds, they'll come over plnce and her crying' and both of ns and make It really Interesting for it", talking about the United States goln' because they know we won't do anyto war with Germany ! Don't It seem thing hut talk. Yes, I guess the way pretty funny to you, Fred, too?" "But as near as I rsn make out," things are settling down ought to suit Dora. . There Isn't goln' to be any Fred said, "that Isn't what happened." war." "Why Isn't Itr "She was pretty sure there was, "You say 'and both of us tstktng and so oa. As near ss I rsn make out, though." Ramsey ssld. thoughtfully. "Oh. of course he wes then. We you didn't say anything at all." all thought so thone few days." "Well. I didn't much." Ramsey ad"No. She snld she thought It prob'l.v mitted, and returned to bis point with "But wouldn't come right away, but now It almoat pathetic persistence. wss almost sure to come sometime. iloesu't It seem kind o' funny to you, She said our telegrams and all the tntk Fred?" anil so much feeling and everything "Well. I don't know." showed her that the war thought that "It des to me," Rsmsey Insisted. "It was nlwsys In people somewhere had certslnly does to tne." been stirred up so It would go on and "Yes." said Fred cruelly. "I've noon. She said she knew from the way ticed you sahl so, but It don't look any she felt herself about the l.nsitanla funnier than you do when you say that a feeling like that la her would It." never be ahanJutely wiped out as long Suddenly he sent forth a startling ss she Jived. But she ssld her other about. "Wow I You're as red as of war blushing beet t" feeling shout the horrlblene "1 am not I" taught her to keep the first feeling from breaking out, but with other peo"Y'sret shouted Fred. "Ww J Th get th lashes. Oh, ple it wouldn't ; sod even If war didn't ole wotnsn-hster- a break out light then. It would always look at the pretty posy i" all ever the country, and be ready (TO BC CONTIKVED.) sometime It would, though she was Bafoty flroC goln' t do her share to fight It. her-elas long as shs could stand. She Johnny, only three years etd, wa sked roe wulda I ha on of th ones lag entertained with sots atwefr e - . th p'tuMMNrrsph. H wa W Jy at ts help Mr." ' . He paused, sad after s asement ssuty that h would se bear boas Fred asked. "Well? What did yew say rrwwt. Johnny looted vary farads whteearl t thstr TA, Mjbreeed, tad do hat saury, deul foa tmm door "Moth, r started or har seigbt fuss out, Wkrhtewl Again Fr4 thought It tactful d rvssitaor. turn and out th window, walls Chlesgo tforsJd - loud-lookl- n. Topcoats; Knitted Bathing Suits Man-Tailor- ed IS the fashion to be sensible ITthat is, when It comes to choosing one' street suit or topcoat. Th topcoat patterned after big brother's or hubby's own Is woman's pride this season. To be swagger style, these mannish cloth togs must be of staunch and sturdy cloth which guarantee outdoor service. Where do yon suppose we go to buy the real thing In these coveted coats? Direct to a man's tailoring establishment t It Is a fact several leading manufacturers Identified hereto- - PUBLIC ROAD CONSTRUCTION t, was remarked at the It One-Ha- lf of Alt Highways Being winter resort this season, that the About Built Ar Being Aided by th y knitted bathing rait plain Government. was prime favorite. Of course there were many novelty creation which Unite SteUa PttutoMi trnpera kr the ot Asrtoultmra.) pass under the title of bathing suit, In which ar What th now federal highway apreality beach coatume of th elaborate sort. If on la not propriation to b expended under th water fan. this sort of outfit I direction of th bursas of public roads. charmingly In accord with th picture, United State Department of Agriculbut when It come to real sport, gen ture, will moan t th country U aculn healthy hearty playing th wave, curately gauged la a synopsis prepared or - professional swimming, nothing bv the bureau. howin the use .tn sea-coas- blgh-quallt- construction Msnnish Cloth Togs. fore the country over as makers execug tively of men's suits and coats are strictly tailored garments for women this season. These coats of masculine typo to be iorrect must have the characteristic teat collar, wide belt, roomy sleeves jnd deep pockets without a cbrapro-nls- o toward any detail which savors if the feminine. Th illustration demonstrates this mode. Melton cloth, which Is noted for Its !lght weight and heavy appearance. Is the favorite fabric, although tweed la a close rival. Th herringbone pattern, which Is so well thought of for men's suit and coats. Is quit ss appealing to sister and mother this season for street wear. If It Isn't th topcoat mannlshly fashioned then It Is the suit, which tnllsdy Insists must be built on conventional lines. For the business woman who haa no time for frills thee now modes are especially appropriate. Tet I think me that a touch of th eternal feminine In th way of bit of crochet give the satisfaction of th knitted bathing suit. It Is, however, good economy to buy only the best. There are certain standard makes which guarantee fast color and enduring shapeliness. It Is a wast of money to Invest In any other. ' Some of the row knitted suits ar most attractively designed as verified In the accompanying- - picture. This model la to be had In very Interesting color combination, such a gray with navy, scarlet or orange border. It la of jersey knit and In every tin show that stylo and becomlngness ha been thought out by th designer down to the slightest detail. The attached full skirt Is bolted and bordered. In way which add to th general attractiveness. Th refinement of this suit Is on of Its character!, tics. It is just ss essential to wear attractive correct accessories with th bathing suit, as with one's dressiest costume. Bathing cap ar becoming pro-lucin- 'd m':sy:y? - t. lk is 1 lf Vy APPROVE HIGHWAY PROJECTS According t Annovnoemont of Bureau Every Typo of Construction I Represented. road construction pro J. were spprovod for October by th bureau of public roads. United State Department of Agriculture, according te a compilation just mad public. Virtually every type of construction I represented In th approved projects. Th states in which tbes project were approved and th number of project approved In each stat follow: Alabama, S; Arkansas, S; California, 2; Colorado, 1; Florida. 1; Idaho, 1; Kansas, S; Maryland. 8; Massachusetts, 2; Minnesota, 15; 6; Missouri, 4; Montana, 1; Nebraska. 2; Nevada. 1; New Mexico, 2; North Dakota, 2; Ohio, 2; Okie-hom1; Pennsylvania. S; South Carolina, 6; South Dakota, 1; Texas, S; Utsh. 1; Virginia, 12; Wsshlngton. 1 ; Wisconsin, - 2, and Wyoming. 1. The tongest single stretch of roadwsy approved In on project during th month wa an earth road In Calhoun county, Mississippi, 35 mile long; brick th shortest, 0.8 mil, wa road in Stark county, Ohio. Ifinety-thr- e state federal aid luring act I 28 GOOD USE FOR SUBSTITUTES tiT t . f. which the $275,000,0000 previously appropriated by congress has been put Up to December 31, $212,07746 had been put to work In projects either entirely complete or uuder construction. To match that amount the states appropriated S2S5.379.312, making a total of $497,456,558. If placed end to end the roads to be paid for by this money would encircle the earth at the equator and extend as far as from New York to San Francisco on the second lap. The total mileage of roads under construction and completed, the department's records show, was approximately 27,000 miles. Of this milage 9,555 miles was Th in projects entirely completed. balance of 17,445 miles wss la projects which were still under construction but reported 69 per cent complete October SL In those projects ther was th equivalent of 12,000 miles of completed roads, s that th completed road to oats was mors than 21,000 mile, or nearly enough to encircle th globe. Prior to flv year ago th federal government took no active part la th road construction of the country. Toof all road under day about one-haconstruction are-- being aided the federal government, and th construction la subject to inspection and approval of federal engineers. e, To-ru- m t. of a Rock Road. a ii y -r iibbhbw..., ' . EmOravol and Macadam Can 8 ployed Until More Durable Typo f Road I Built. . .. M - ..... .. i Knitted Bathing Suit. la sure to reveal Itself when the millinery achievements these days, cost Is thrown open, although the rhe rubber flower cap are great fa strictly tailored lingerie shlrtwaiat Is vorlte. For Instance an ocean bin rap Is entirely covered with whit really In keeping with the vogue, whk-petslled rubber dailies. Roman strip proclaims men's fashions a women bandanna cap are Immensely becomfashions this season. color mod or ing and It ranie out It Is quostNm whether. I lac h It will require severs! years for th United Ststes to carry out th plan for comprehensive system of hard-sur- f seed highways. Until such tlm s th mala highways csa be built of th durable typo, grsvel and macadam may be used a substitutes, hat what th whoi country wants and demand ar real good reads boaeet-to-goedne- bif On of Largest Industrie. fashionable throughout drees gray ha preferee.ro, and many of the which Bead building In th United State arm ury this fteasnn. as effect I n tighter two tow brow th natles's largest Indusof ar erearVtn For beach cape ther noted. a mlllie sdo being eaa ployed I . rubberised silk In gayest coloring, tries, d tt I th pietur wa The year throughout th cee at ruction three-ple-c bathing suit With last In gray bmesya sad N ta th Th saaasn at haUdiag or repairing th Is meeting with to snatch ran knitted typo which la ever reedy with a wo hlghwor. . of It wee, net only her rat to It. irartlvsns . bet ats from th statxs-xrta- t att4-pettAoahaH Btreoa m MajerHy. th ealoador. According of atUlty. ho roaHsatta. to wttt 1 per caul of sU th ha th United hHeta thee lSla.frrmr4 Mofpal otreet Jn here aa aovjhsK tout As a eeaeeoeemee ef wtmt9tC and see bathing. r heerf nmetr trjn aaaay o( tfces- tet ferootaU th evoJ pte c treent are heftae-tat shew hf 'I hero befntng dev-ope- lntrr o os .," Yh-eea- ret. Tiaoaoo seeiatefvsite.