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"FRIDAT, MARCH S, 191S. jit THE DAILY COURIER, CONNEIJLSVILLE, PA. PAGE SKVBW. The Initiation Ceremony A New and Unwelcome Member Is Admitted to the In-or-Ins 'Â· By BOOTH TARKINGTON . (Copyright, 1317, WhÂ«ier Syndicate. Inc.) I But Georgie did. It Is difficult to 1m- j sett had to be taken; In. On the other Â·gine how cause and effect could be i bund, if they didn't tike him in, Wire closely, and patiently related. | "there wouldn't be anything left." The Jnerltably, Georgie did come poUng one brother who' failed to eipress any 'c i 'ound. How was he to refrain when ! opinion was little Yennan. He was Jiaily, op and dovn thÂ« neighborhood. | otherwise occupied. ;the brothers strutted with mystic and j Verman had been the official paddler Important airs, when they whispered | dnring the Initiations of Boddy Bltts together and uttered words ol strange [ an d Manriee Lery; his work had been Import In his presence? Thus did they j conscientious, and It seemed to be tak- defeat their own object. They desired j en by consent thnt he was to continue to Jceep Georgie at a distance, yet they i n office. An old shingle from the timeT" . . . . . . . . . . . '.". ' "Well"--Sam now had .the air of a person trying to remember,details with absolute accuracy--'"well, he didn't say he did, and he didn't say he didn't" "Did he thank the boys?" "No'm." "Didn't he even thank you?" "No'm." Â· "Why, that's queer," she said. "He's .always so polite. He seemed to be s haying-a good time," didn't he, Sam?" ' ' could not refrain from posing before him. They wished to Impress upon him the (act that he was an outsider. woodshed roof had been used for the exercise of his function in the cases of Boddy and Maurice, hut this afternoon and they but succeeded In ronslnc his I he had brought with him a new one. 'desire to be an insider, a desire which soon became a determination. For 'few were the days until he not only taew of the shack but had actually .paid it a visit. That was upon a bioraing when the other boys were in School, Georgle having found himself which he had picked up somewhere. It was broader and thicker than the old one, nnd during the melancholy prophecies of his fellows, he whittled the lesser end of^it to the 'likeness of a handle. Thus engaged, he bore no appearance of despondency: cr. the con- jindlsposed until about ten o'clock, ' traryrhis eyes, shining brightly in the when he was able to take nourish- ' candlelight, indicated that eager meht and subsequently to Interest himself In this rather private errand. He climbed the Williams' alley fence.'and having made a modest Investigation of .the eiterior of the shack; which was padlocked, retired without having disturbed anything except his own peace of mind. His curiosity, merely piqued before, now became ravenous and painful. It was not allayed by the mystic thoughts possessed him, while from time to time the sound of a chuckle Issued from_his simple African throat. Gradually the other brothers begun to notice his preoccupation, and one by one they .fell silent, regarding him thoughtfully. Slowly the darkness of their countenances lifted a little; something happier and brighter began to glimmer from each boyish face. All "Didn't Georgie seem to be enjoying himself;" - ' This question, apparently so simple, Â·was not answered with promptness. Sam looked at his mother In a puzzled way, and then found It necessary to rah eaeh of his shins in turn with the palm of his right hand. Â· . "I stumbled," hu said, apologetically. "I stumbled on the cellar steps." "Did you hurt yourself?" she aaked quickly. 'No'm; Irat I guess maybe I better rub some arnica--" Til get It," she said. "Come up to your father's bathroom, Sam. Does it Hurt much?" "No'm," he answered tnithfnlly, **lt hardly .hurts at all.". And' having followed her to the bathroom, 'he insisted, with uniisnal gentleness, that he be left to apply the arnicu to the alleged injuries himself. He was so persuasive that she yielded, and descended to the library, where she found her husband once more at home after his day's work. "Well?" he said. "Did Georgie show up, and were they decent to him?" "Oh,'.yes; it's all right Sum and Penrod were good as gold. I saw them being actually cordial to him." Concluded Tomorrow. eyes remained fascinated upon Yerman. . '' manners of the members or by the un- cecesMary emphasis they laid upon their coldness toward himself; and j "Well, anyway," said Penrod, in a ' 'wJteo a committee informed him dark- j tone that wns almost cheerful, "this i iy that there were "secret orders' to is "only Tuesday. We got pretty near prevent his coming within "a hundred | all week to fli up the 'nishintion for and sixteen feet"--such was Penrod's arbitrary language--of the Williams' yafd, **ln any direction." Georgie could bear It no longer, but entered his own honae, and. In burning words, laid the caa* before woman higher up. Here the responsibility for things Is directly traceable to grown people. Within that nonr, Mrs. Basaett sat in Mrs. Williams' library to address her host- esa vpoai tie subject of Georgia's griev- KMt. Â· "Of course. It Isn't Sam's fault." she said, concluding her Interpretation of the affair. "Georgie likes Sam. and ^dlto't blame Mm at all. Ko; we .both 'fett Omt Stan would always be a po- 'lit*. nice boy--Georgie used those very Â·worria--$nt Penrod seems to hnve a .Very bad Influence. Georgie felt that ./ 3am would' want nljn to come and play il In the ..shock if Penrod didn't make 'Â· 8am do everything he wants. What hurt Georgle'most is that it's Sam's shack, and he felt for another boy to , come and tell him that he mustn't even go near It--well, of coarse. It was very trying. And he's very much hurt with little Manrice Levy, too. He said thut he was sure that even Penrod would be glad to have him for 1 a.member of their little club if It weren't for Manrice--and I 'think he spoke of Itoddy Bltts. too." Saturday.' And Saturday brought sunshine to make the occasion more tolerable for both candidate and the society. Mrs. Williams, going to the window, to watch Sam, when he left the bouse after lunch, marked with pleasure that his look and manner were sprightly as he skipped down the walk to the front gate. There he paused and yodeled for a time. An answering yodel came presently; Penrod Scliofleld appeared, and by hjs side walked Georgie Bassett. Georgie was always 'neat, but Mrs. Williams noticed that he exhibited unusual gloss nnd polish today. As for his expression, it was a shade too complacent 1 under the circumstances, though, for that matter, perfect tact avollls an air of triumph' under any circumstances. Mrs. Williams was pleased to observe that Sam and Penrod betrayed no resentment whatever,; they seemed to have accepted defeat In a good spirit and to be inclined to make "'the best of Gcorgie. Indeed, they appeared to be genuinely excited about him--it was evident that their cordiality was eager and wholehearted. The three boys conferred for n few moments: then Sam disappeared round KEEPS VITAL POINTS SAFE the house and returned, waving bis hand and nodding. Upon that, Penrod The fact that tho two remaining I took Georsie's left arm, Sam took bis members were colored v/ns oirltted 1 right, and the three marched off to from this discourse--which leads to j the backyard in.a companionable way the deduction that Gcorgie hail not j which made. Mrs. Williams feel that mentioned it. | it had been an excellent thing to, tnter- "Georgfc said all the other boys j fere a little In Georgie's interest, liked him very much." Mrs. Bassett j Experiencing the benevolent warmth continued, "and'that he felt it his duty ; that comps of assisting In a good ac- to Join the clnK because most of them t lon. she ascended to an apartment up- were so anxious to have him, antl ho Is Â·Â· stairs, nnd, for a couple of hours, em. Medical Explanation of Work Performed by Fluid Which BatheÂ« Brain and Spinal Cord. Until very recently the exact role played by the cerebro-spinal fluid-that watery substance which bathes the brain and spinal cord--was not understood. But nowadays It Is a common practice among' surgeons to squirt drugs Into the tissues containing this fluid or to draw out a drop or two of It for examination. The Journal of the American Medical Association, commenting on an address by Dr. W. D. Halllburtdn before the' Royal Society of Medicine, says he describes the cerebro-splnal fluid as an Ideal physiologic solution in'which the exquisitely sensitive nerv- ousjsystem in always bathed. This fluid does not, like the lymph, arise from the blood by exudation of sernm through the walls of the capll- j laries, but is the product of the secreting cells of what are called' the I chorold plexuses In the ventricles of the brain. The pressure under which the flnld always-exists is due to the secretory presaure of these cells and not to the blood. And there are scarcely any proteins found In It. 'Halliburton says that In order to keep out the harmful proteins, which would poison' the nerves, the harmless ones ,alio are almost completely excluded. The membranes that line the spaces. In which .the .fluid-U--found Â· seem to permit substances to pass from It to the Wood, but.to.be impermeable (except for oxygen) In the direction from the blood to the fluid. The value of this arrangement is that when po sons enter the blood, as they do so easily,'they arc-kept'away from the delicate nerves.'.--",. . . sure he would have a pnocl influence ployed herself with needle arid thread over them. He really did speak of it In quite a touching way. Mrs. Williams. Of course, we mothers mustn't hrag of our sons too mncb. but Gtiorgie really Isn't like.other boys. He Is so sensitive, you can't think how this lit- i g O | n '"'i a ii'dm!TM?' said rie affair has hurt him, and I felt that it might even make him ill. Tou see, I had to respect his reason for wanting to join the club. And If I am his mother"--she gave a deprecating little laugh--Â·"! must say that it seems noble' to want to join not really for his own sake but for the good he felt Ms In- flrence would have' over the other boys. Don't yon think so, Mrs, Williams?" Mrs. Williams said that she did. Indeed- And the result of this interview was another, which took place between Sam and his father that evening, for Mrs. Williams, after miking to Sam herself, felt that the matter needed a man to deal with it The ::ion did it man-fashion. "Ton either Invite Georgie Bassett to play in the shack all he wants to," said the man, "or the shack comes down. 1 * , "Bot--" "Take yonr choice. I'm not going to have ' neighborhood Â· quarrels over such--" . "But. papa--V . Â· . Thafa enough! Ton said yonrseK yon haven't anything against GM)rgie. ' "I said--" "Ton said yon didn't like him, but YOU couldn't tell why. Tou couldn't state a single instance of bad behav- .lor against him. Ton couldn't mention anything.he ever did which wasn't : what a gentleman should bave done. :It's no use, I tell you. Either you invite Georgie to play in the shsick as much as he'likes next Saturday, or the shack comes down." "But, papo--" Tm not going to talk any more about it. If you want the shack pulled down and hauled away, you anil your friends continue to tantalize this Inoffensive little boy the v.-nyyon have been. If you want to keep It, be po- Bte and Invite him In." ' "But--* "That's ail, I said r Sam was crushed. Next- day he communicated the bitter substance of the edlcr to thi- other member*, and. gloom became unanimous. So serious, an aspect did the affair present that it was felt necessary to call a special meeting of,the 'order after school. The entire membership was In attendance; ths door was closed, the ^window covered, with a board, ana the candle lighted. Then all of the \brotbers--except one--be(an to express,their sorrowful appre- Â· heasfons. The whole thlnp, waa spoiled, they-' ajieed,_iÂ£ Georjle BÂ«Â»- ; in sartorial repairs on behalf of her husband and Sam. Then she was Int terrupted by the advent of a colored serving-maid, "Miz Williams, I reckon the house is pessimist, arriving out of breath. "That s'lety o' Mist' Sam's suttenly tryin' to pull Â·the roof down on ow-.haids 1" "The'roof?".Mrs. Williams inquired mildly. "They aren't In the attic,' are theyT . "No'm; they In the celluh, but they reachln' for the roof I I nev' did hear no sech a rumpus an 1 sqnawkin' an squawlin' an' fallin' an 1 whoopin' an 1 ' whackln* an' bangin'! They troop down by the outside cellnh do', ne'en --rbang I--they ' bus* loose, an' been goin' on ev 1 since, woss'n Bedlnn! Ef they anything down celluh ain' broke by this time, it caln'~be only jes 1 the fonndashnn,' an* I. bet that ain't goln* Stan' much longer! I'd gone down an' stop 'em, but I'm 'fraid to. Hones', Miz Williams, I'm 'frald o' my life go down there, all that Bedlnn goln' on. I thought, I come see what you say." Mrs. Williams laughed. "* "Well have to stand a little noise !n .the house sometimes, Fanny, when, ithere are boys. They're just playing, .and a lot of noise is usually a pretty safe slam." "Yes'm." said Fanny. "It's yo" house, Miz Williams, not mine. Tou want 'em tear it down, I'm willia'." Stic departed, and Mrs. Williams continued to sew. The days were growing short, and at five o'clock she was obliged to put the work Â· aside, as her eyes did not permit her to continue it by artificial light Descending to the lower 'floor, she found (he house silent, and when she opened the front door to see If the evening paper had come, she beheld- Sam, Penrod nnd Mnuriee Levy standing near the gate engaged in quiet conversation. Penrod and Maurice departed while she was looking for the paper, and Sam came thoughtfully up the walk. "Well, Sam,", she said, "it wasn't such a bad thing, after all, to show a little politeness to Georgie Bassett, was Itr Sam gave her a noncommittal look --expression of. every .kind had been wiped from his countenance. He presented a blan'f surface." "Vm," he said, meekly. "Everythirig was Just a tittle Dlens- anter because yon'd been friendly, wasn't It?" Tea-in." "Has Georji* gone home?" "Yei'ro." "I hear you made enough noise In the cellar--- Did Gcorgie have a good timer "Ua'amr "Did Georgie Bnsrett have n good EIGHTEEN YEARS.ON ISLAND Experience of Indian Woman Make* That of Robin ton Crusoe Appear a* - ! " ' Mer* fnddent. Â· ' It would appear that Al grander Selkirk's brief stay on Juan Fernandez island was trivial, either In the bard ships endured or the difficulties overcome, compared with that of a woman on an. Island opposite the Californian ! peninsula. | Â· It seems that the Catholic fathers at Santa, Barbara Were once transport- Ing the natives of the island ot St. Nicholas to the mainland. Among them was a mother who discovered that her babe had been left behind. She begged that the* vessel, might be pat back, but the captain refused. She then leaped Into the sea 10 swim ashore, but as a storm prevailed, all on board thonght ahe was drowned. Eighteen years afterward d company hmded on the Island. They found traces of life, and after a long search discovered the woman and took her "with them. The poor -woman never found her babe, bat had managed to live In comparative comfort, though very lonely. After her long life to the open; she could not endure the confine- meat of a house, and soon sickened and died. When Dog Sought Hit Matter. There is a story in the American Magazine In which a writer says: : "He had come many miles. He had many miles yet to go. From sleeping farmhouses dogs bayed him as he passed; nmning like a big fox, silent and swift The road turned and twisted atnottg the hills and small mountains. Ahead in the sky was fl glow of coming dny. It grew brighter with the passing miles. It drew him on. The distance would have meant little *to him,, eicept ffor the tremendous speed at which he had been traveling. Now his chest waa flecked with foam. His tail, carried- usually 'so proudly, followed the curve of his haunches. 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