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THE Illustrations ,Copvrjhtvby CHAPTER f ' X Continued, 13 And, Jumping down from the window eat, be began to dance round his turn perturbed comrade, bellowing. Ksmsey bore with him for a moment, then sprang upon him ; they wrestled 'vigorously, broke a chair and went to the floor with a crash that gave the chandelier In Mrs. Meigs parlor, below, an attack of Jingles. "You let me up!" Fred gasped. ' "You take your solemn oath to shut pf You goln' to swear It?" . "All right. I give my solemn onth," raid Fred; and they rose, arranging their tousled attire. "Well," said Fred, "when you goln' I cal on he?" hok here'" Ramsey approached Mm dangerously. "You Just gave me your sol" "I beg!" Fred cried, retreating. "I mean, aside from all that, why, I Just thought maybe after such an evening you'd feel as a gentleman you ought to go and ask after her health.' "Now, see here " "No, I mean It : you ought to." Fred Insisted, earnestly, and as his roommate glared at him with complete suspicion, he adiled. In explanation. "You onxht to go next Callers" Night, and end in your curd, and say you felt you ought to ask If she'd suffered any from the night air. Even If you couldn't manage to say that, you ought to start to say it, anyhow, because yon Keep Mr o' me! I m only tryln' to do you a good turn, ain't I?" "You save your good turns for yourself," Ramsey growled, still ad vanclug upon him. Hut the Insidious Mitchell, evading aim, fled to the other end of the room, lacked up his cap and changed his manner. "Come on, ole bag o" Deans, let's be on our way to the 'frat house'; time. We'll call this all off." "You better!" Ramsey warned lilm; and they trolted out together. But as they went along, Fred took: Ramsey's arm confidentially, and said: "Now. honestly. Ram. ole mun, when re you goln' ' Ramsey was still red. "You look here! Just say one more word " "Oh. no," Fred expostulated. "1 mean seriously, Ramsey. Honestly, I mean seriously. Aren't you seriously goto' te call on her sou Callers' Night Tu to" byy Doubleday.Pags 4 Company. own agility could not save him from Ramsey, and so found It wiser to contain an effervescence which sometimes threatened to burst him. Ramsey as a victim was a continuous temptation. he was so and yet 89 good-nature- furious. After Commencement, when the roommates had gor.e home, Mr. Mitch' ell's caution extended over the long sunshiny months of summer vacation; he broke It but once and then In well- advised safety, for the occasion was The two were out for a stroll on a July Sunday afternoon; and up and down the street young couples lolled along, young families and baby carriages straggled to and from the houses of older relatives, and the rest of the world of that growing city was rocking and fanning Itself on its front veranda. "Here's a right pretty place. Isn't It, Ramsey, don't you think?" Fred remarked Innocently, as they were pass ing a lawn of bright g green grass before a house, fresh In white paint and cool in awnings. A broad veranda, well populated Just now, crossed the front of the house; fine trees helped the awnings to give com fort against the sun; and Fred's re- murk, was warranted. Nevertheless, he fell under the suspicion of his com who had begun to evince some panion, nervousness before Fred spoke. "What place you mean?" "The Yocum place," said Mr. Mitch ell. "I hear the old gentleman's mighty prosperous these days. They keep things op to the mark, don't they. Kamseyr' "I don't know whether they do or whether they don't," Ramsey returned shortly. Fred appeared to muse regretfully "It looks kind of empty now, though," he said, "with only Mr. and Mrs. Yocum and their married daughters, and eight or nine children on the front porch !" "You wait till I get you where they can't see us! Ramsey warned him seml-publl- wr "II depends on the way you say It. "Ill be careful." Fred mriKKtly. "I V" mean to. really asuured and r honestly ' Kanii-v- , j NEW WRAPS MIMIC CAPE AND PAVING ROADS GRADING tant and occupies Itself with an count of the reigning family of rapes, Average Figure far Whole of United Stats Given Out by Bureau of pur and simple. Capes are of the . Public Road. blood royal the dominant style point In the season's outer garments. Then United BtatM Department Frpar4 fcjr thm follows a chronicle of capes with t Acricultura.) In com addition and modifications, What part of the cost of a road goes hlnatlons with other garments. There into grading and structures that are re many wrap with cape attached more or less permanent, and what part nd some In which the cap I merely goes Into the paving, which may uggexted by the treatment of sleeves eventually wear at? or by drapery. Except for coat in This Is answered fully by which Russian line are evident, and statisticsquestion complied by the bureau of occasional slender, straight-hangin- g public roads of the United States Department of Agriculture o 1,350 com- - , roads. Involving pleted federal-aimiles of road, at a total cost of $112,000,000. Of the total coat, 21 per cent went Into gfaSlng, 14 per cent into structure, S per cept Into paving, and 8 per cui fo"r engjneerlag. TJjese are the average figu'feS for the whole of the United States, but there Is considerable variation la different LOOSELY adjusted on clothe have firm hold popular favor and, In undertaking to give the public whut It wants, designers have borrowed styles from widely dlstnnt lands. They must contrive to furnish garments that embody easy, flowing lines. In a sufficient variety of style to keep them Interesting for one thing, and to adapt them to individual figures for another. One does not have to look twice to aee that China furnished inspiration for the smart coat that dlstin- - ac- 7.-5- d At ;m L sections. tlie In Middle Atlantic states, .vhere grading Is not heavy and paving nust be built for heavy traffic, the cost of the paving rises to 75 per cent and the grading and structures fall to 15 per cent and 9 per cent, respectively. In the Mountain states the problem is very different, much of the work being new construction with 'ieavy grading, and the highest type "pro-Germa- genlal-loekln- tV green-aud-whl- tiercel. K- " Box fl.im-Ingl- models, there Is nothing that even promises to dispute the supremacy of cape-wrafor some time. The handsome cape-lik-e wrap below has Its fullness gathered and plaited Into a wide scarf-lik- e collar that also forms a narrow cape, or yoke, about the shoulders. It is cut to flare toward the bottom and a slit at each side accommodates Its wide sleeve. For adornment covered bnttooe and simulated buttonholes are effectively placed on the side senilis. One of the wool coatings consoft. tributes much to the beauty of this wrap, but many other material are used. Including serge, twill, homespun, the heavier silk crepe and knitted fabrics. Knitted rapes must Ileht-welg- - v rj f-s- - J v - i " ' of surface Is not necessary. In this group of states the cost of grading mounted to 33 per cent, structures 20 per cent and paving 42 per cent. TRAFFIC CENSUS OF TRUCKS Information a to Speed and Size of Average Vehicle Obtained in New England. TREES FOR STATE HIGHWAYS If Planted 50 or 60 Feet Apart They Will Not Harm Roada and Will Add Pleasure. The MlnnesoU I'orestry department the eapltol at 8U Paul Is offering unt trees for planting on the In high-na- y of Minnesota. The planting of these state highways wllh shade, ornamental or fruit trees should be begun at once. If the road Is properly mads so that It drains well and the trees are set K) or CO feet apart they will not harm the roads In the least and will add much to the pleasure of driving long them In the future LeRoy Cady, associate professor of horticulture. University Farm, 8t. I'aul. ? Practical it nn. Ttiey are not t overlooked there are many t long, (luring sleeves. flnlslied with n narrow Irnnd of em- them, nnd they are handsome. wide Capes and enne-- mps complete theli broidery. correN.inllnif with bund thnt make s rich mlonmient for career st'leixlldly In iierh evenlni Ullks. bromdes, crepes, velthe bottom of the cont. The m.- - In wratis. terestlng style point In the model Is vets and other gorgeous thing pa its clever scurf iill nr. with long eii.l tribute to till st;ic pMSKing under embroidered revers nnd finished with handsome Inwln thst n bear out Its Chinese ihsmcter. The story of wraps for sprlmt l brief mie. so far style are nnceriied. It Introduction Is Impor tains. IIow large la the average truck and bow fast does It travel? This question nd others ef Interest to truck owner nd users of the highway are answered by Information obtained in recent traffic census taken by the bureau of public roads. United State Department of Agriculture, on one of the most traveled highway In New England. The census disclose that 40 per cent of the truck were of 1 ton 33 per cent between capacity or 1 and 2 tons; S per cent between 2V4 and 5 tons; and that less than S per cent of the truck were of more than 8 tons enpndty. On level stretch of road, over which the speed of motor vehicle was timed. It was found that mor truck traveled at speed of 20 mile n hour thsn at any other rate. Thirty-seven per cent traveled 20 mile n hour or faster. One truck, whos driver said he was In a hurry to get there, wn found to be traveling air a speed of 43 miles an hour. nJotie." Beautiful and An Improved Road in the Rocky Moun- )e; IF Z , k At J Coats Featured in Suits. gnlshes the suit pictured here, which follow frankly the lines of the Chinese overgarment. It will interest many women, because many women can wear the box coat wdl It has been varied In the spring style to suit different It is a feature for summer and "Well, What I Say Is: Dora Yocum, types. as an orator, is Just an Aotual Per- Is found among the sleeveless coats that accompany the tailored frock and fect Wonder. Got Any Objections?" make It serve as a suit. As in nearly all suits the skirt la debater, wno had brought with her In this model. As and translated at sight absa-loproofs straight and plain (so she called them), printed In Ger pictured It is shorter than the length man, that Germany bad been attacked approved by fashionables; the younger women do not take kindly by Belgium at the low Instigation of American the envious English. Everybody knew te longer skirts, and this suit offers them a compromise. The coat Is cut It wasn't true; but she made an imlu true kimono style with short sleeves and established as herself pression as her opponent In one with the body, lengthened by debater, especially was quite confounded by her Introduction of printed matter. When the debates and the verdicts were concluded, the orator appeared. and Fred's compassion extended Itself so far that he even refrained from looking inquisitively at the boy Is the seat next to his; but he made one side of a wager, mentally that If Ramsey had consented to be thoroughly confidential Just then, he would have fessed to feeling kind ' funny. Dora was charmingly dressed, and1 she was pale; but those notable eye- ashes of hers were all the more no table against ber pallor. Ami aa she poke with Ore. it wss natural that y her color should come bark qnlte and that her eyes should flash la shelter of the lashes. "The Christina Spirit and Internationalism" was ber subject, yet she showed no meek sample of a Christian Spirit herself when s she came to attacking generally, as well as all those tribesmen" and "victims of herd' instinct" who believed that war might ever be Justified nuder any circumstances of atrocity. She was eloquent truly, and a picture of grace and glrllh dignity, even when aim was moot vigorous. Nothing coold ' have been more militant than ber d ntinclstlon of militancy. "She's an actual wonder," Fred SHld. when the two had got back to Mrs. Meigs' afterward. "Ion'f yoi look si me like that; I'm talkln' abotit her as a public character, and there's not bin personal about it. You let ro wne not dear as to hl Ramsey -Well" duty. "If any person makes a pnbllc Ramsay Chaaed Him All th Way te perspeech." Fred protected. "I got the "Frat House." fect right to discuss 'em, no matter for twin' seen tlon with people that what jrou think of "em" and he added act the Idiot on the public streets. No, hastily "or don't think of tnt" sir; we'll walk around the block at here" "Good heavess!" Fred enrlalmed. leat. we will If you're goln' with me V And te Fred's delight, though be "You aren't expecting to Interfere concealed It, they would make this de- with me If I say anything about thai tour. Itfle fat Werder girl that argued for The evening after their return to Germany, are you? Or any of the the university both sere busy with other speakers? I got a light to ta.k CHAPTER XI. their trunks and various nrderltiga and about 'em Just as public speakers, disordering of their apartment, hnl haven't I? Well, whst I say Is: ror was not quite athlete Fred several times expressed surprise Yocum as an orator la Just an actual Aamsey noagh for any of the 'varsity tfsms; thnt hl roommate should be content pet feet wonder. Got any objections?" "N-neither was be aa antagonist safely to remain at home; and flnnlly RamITO Hit CONTINl'ISD I encountered, whether In play or In sey comprehended thee Impllcstions. earnest, and during the next few days Mrs. Meigs' chandelier Immediately The les yew snow shout peop'r the a tangnt Fred Mitchell to be Jingled with the shock of another crash The chaffer learned that bis upon the floor a tuna. longer jrou will retain their friendship rau-Uam- GOOD HIGHWAYS BOX COATS FOR SUMMER; "half-develope- d him. disarmed and In the face of diplomacy. "I (allele you auoui ail mis. firp, w; khoII seemed well. It seemed so Inri o' funny to me." rred affected not to hear. "What 4mi ynw say. Ramseyf Ramsey looked vaguely disturbed. "1 nM why, I ssid It all aeemed kind " He paused, then repeated plaintively: "Well, to me. It all seemed tmri ' kh-i-d o' funny." "What dldr Fred Inquired, but as he glanced lu seeming naivete st his ompaninn. something be ssw In the (Iter's eye warned him, and suddenly fred thought It would be better to mo. Ramsey chased him all the wsy to the "frat boose," "kou let ma up I" rred commanded thickly, his voice muffled by the pile of flannels, sweaters, underwear and raincoats, wherein his bead was being forced .to burrow. "You let me up, darn you I I didn't say anything." And upon his release he complained that the attack was unprovoked. 1 didn't say anything on earth to even hint you might want to go out and see If anybody In particular had got back to college yet. I didn't even mention th name of Dora Yo Keep off & me! My goodness, but you are sens' tlve As a matter of fact, neither of them saw Dora until the first meeting of the Lumen, whither they went as sophomores 4o take their pleasure In the agony of freshmen debaters. . Ramsey was now able to attend the Lumen, not with complacence but at least without shuddering over the recollection of his own spectacular first appearance there. He had made subsequent appearances. far from brilliant, yet not disgraceful, and as a spectator, at least, he usually feJt rather at his ease In the place, It cannot be asserted, however, that lie appeared entirely at his ease this evening after he had read the "Programme" chalked upon the targe easel blackboard beside the chairman's desk. inree "Freshman Debates" were an nounced and a "Sophomore Oration," this last being followed by the name, "D. Yocum, '18." Ramsey made Immediate and conspicuous efforts to avoid sitting next to his roommate, but was not so adroit as to he sue. cessful However, Fred was ruerclfui ; the fluctuations of his friend's complexion were an Inspiration more to pity than to badinage. The three debates all concerned the "Causes of the War in Europe," and honors appeared to rest with a small and stout, stolidly girl NEPHI. UTAH war-maker- get you excited about II this. HauiM-rI can see myself you stro'l changed from your old opinion f Oora Yocum a bit. I was only try-to get a little rise out of you for a ananiite, because of course, seriously. wy, I cnn see you hate ber Just the MNe as i mi always did." "Ve." said S, short-clippe- "Tou can't do It 1" said Fred, manifesting triumph. "We'll both stop rljfht here in pin In sight of the whole Yocum family connection till you promise not to touch me." And he halted, leaning back Implacably against the Yocum's Iron fence. Rnmsey was scandalized. "No. I'm not I" "Come on I" he said hoarsely. "Don'! ?Kut why not?" stop here I" Breaas I don't want to." ' "I will, and If you go on alone I'll "Well, seriously, Ramsey, there's nly one Callers' Night before vaca- yell at you. ton got to stand right tion, and so 1 suppose it bardly will here with all of 'em lookln' at you te worth while; but I expect you'll see until" "I promise! My heavens, come on !" quite a little of her at home this sumFred consented to end the moment mer?" ' "No, I won't. I won't see her at alL of agony; and for the rest of the summer found it Impossible to persuade Kite isn't goln to be home this summer, and I wouldn't see any thing oC Ramsey to pass that house In his com pany. "I won't da It!" Ramsey told ber If she was." him. "Your word of honor means noth-l"Where's she goln' to be?" to me; you're liable to do anything "in Chicago." "She IsT said Fred, slyly. "Wbeo'd that comes Into your head, and I'm get tin' old enough to not get a reptits- he tell yonf on "You him. look turned t Ktmwjr oft She didn't tell me. I Just happened to see In the Bulletin she's signed up with soma other girls to go nd do settlement work In Chicago. Anybody could see It. It was printed et plain. You could have seen It Just as well as I could. If you'd read the ItoJIetin." . 1h." said Fred. "Now look here " "Ood heavens I Can't I even say r TIMES-NEW- Msna wim Big Program In New Mexico. The state highway commission In New Mexico hss launched a big program with sis new fetter I aid projects, one to cost $40 707.02, a second to cost MJ5,r0(.67, a third $5.3rt2.87, the fourth W.824.7.1, fifth $00,844.49 end the sixth road-buildi- $74,-104.4- 7. Bast Use f Funds. The state ran (to no better servlco te themselves snd the country at thJa Urn than by using their road fund for actual construction.