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Sense of Beauty
B. EUNICE DLAKE
' Dr. Wortlihigton wns the physician
of the upper ton thousand not a phy
sician of the upper ten thousand, but
the p'lyslclnu of that class. lie was
thlrty-flvo years old and considered the
handsomest man of the city in which
ho lived and practiced his profession.
Ono night n lamp exploded in tho
homo of n young widow, setting flro
lo tho clothes of an old lady, a mem
ber of the family, and burning her bo
severely that sho lived but twenty-four
hours after tho accident. Every doc
tor In tho neighborhood was called in,
among them Dr. Worthlngton. Thero
was llttlo that could be done for the
patient, who was known to every
doctor there, but there was a great
leal to bo done in calming thoso pres
ent. As soon as tho physician of tho
upper ten thousand entered practition
ers earning n beggarly $5,000 to $10,
00 a year instinctively withdrew into
their shells, and when ho spoke in his
musical barltono voice a few words
enjoining quiet n calm fell upon overy
ono in tho room.
Mrs. Allandale, tho young widow in
whoso house the accident occurred,
was. bo Impressed with Dr. Worthing
ton's aristocratic bearing, his self con
trol and that influence ho possessed over
his fellow beings, especially women,
that sho resolved to win him for her
second husband. Mrs. Allandalo had
lacard n story about tho doctor's having
to employ a chaperon nt his ofllco and
realized that her gatno must bo played
with great delicacy in order to bo suc
cessful. About a week after tho death and
Inirlal of the person who wos burned
Dr. "Worthlngton was called to visit
Mrs. Allandale. He responded at onco
and found tho lady reclining In her li
brary, whero logs blazed in a gothic
fireplace. Sho had on n palo blue silk
negligee Bho was a blond and a lamp
shaded in pink was on a llttlo tablo
besldo her. Tho bluo was especially
hecomlng, and tho pink lamplight on
her complexion added to tho pleasing
effect. Dr. Worthlngton was perfectly
awaro from the moment he entered tho
room that tho lady's intentions were
thoso of women from whom his duenna
was expected to protect him. But, oh,
how different this appeal from the oth
ers! Tho lady did not extend her finger
tips; sho did not smile; sho simply
"Doctor, in the dreadful experience
wo have had in this houso my nerves
have been severely strained. I sleep
very badly, have no appetlto and am
subject to n twitching of tho muscles,
especially when passing into a slumber.
I would like you to give me n sedative,
a tonic or whatever you think I re
quire." Tho doctor placed tho tips of his
thumb and fingers on the lady's wrist,
looked wise, sympathetic and respect
ful, all in ono glance; then, taking out a
hlank slip, wrote n prescription.
"This is merely n light sedative,"
he said. "I do not attach much im
portance to it, for the shock you have
received must wear off gradually. 1
would ndvlso diverting your mind so
far as possible social affairs that are
to your liking nothing that will bore
you amusements and, above all, the
company of those with whom you are
congenial and who Interest you."
"Thank you, doctor. I dare say you
are right. I noticed how you quieted
us nil nt tho time of the accident, and
i rely more on your personal influence
than your medicines. I should be glad
to have you call as often aB your other
professional and social engagements
will permit, for I feel quieted already.
I am quite sure that treatment by in
fluence, such as is practiced by Chris
tian Scientists nnd other like sects,
will do mo n world of good. But, of
course, I do not mean that you are to
glvo mo more of your valuable time
than my share."
Thero was some desultory chat, after
which, tho doctor withdrew, promising
to call again in a few days. Mrs. Al
landale told him that sho required
soothing moro In the evening thau In
the daytime and sho would be glad
when he could find it convenient to
call between 8 and 11 o'clock p. m. lie
promised to do his best in this respect.
A few days later tho doctor tele
phoned Mrs. Allandalo that ho must
visit n patient In her vicinity that even
ing and would call if sho thought he
could bo of any service. Sho replied
through her maid that sho was much
depressed and begged that he would
When tho doctor called ho found his
patient sitting on ono end of a sofa,
robed this time In a commingling of
pink and lace, with n Jack roso in her
hair, the latter taking tho place of tho
lamp shade that had beforo given a
bocomlnc hue to her complexion. lie
made bold to sit on tho other end of
tho sofa, and when ho felt her pulso
ho left his fingers on her wrist longer
Tho doctor's visits becarao moro nnd
moro frequent, and every tlmo ho call
ed he found Mrs. Allandalo in n cos
tumo which was n moro becoming cre
ation than tho last, nnd at each call
thero was n different lamplight or
screen set near her for heightening or
subduing the huo of her complexion
or n different flower in her corsage or
her hair. What could not bo accom
plished by ordinary means wa8 brought
about by ouch appeals to tho doctor's
senses. Iler efforts wero successful,
and in duo tlmo be proposed and was
By WILLIAM CHANDLER
Wo wero Lemmed In botween two
differont Confederate forces, and it
they should mako a simultaneous at
tack upon us they would crush us.
But communication between tho two
was difficult sinco wo wero In a valley
with high mountains on cither sldo,
and, realizing that wo must keep our
enemies apart, wo throw out a lino of
pickets on either sldo of us extending
as far up tho mountain as a passago
I was In command of about 800 men.
My information wns -that tho forco
southwest of us consisted of about GOO,
and that on tho northeast of us num
bered nbout 1,000 men. It was evi
dent that if compelled to fight one of
theso forces in our front and another
in our rear thero would bo nothing left
of us. If tho Confc'derato commander
south of us, Colonel B., had been as
enterprising as ho should havo been
and attacked us doubtless tho forco to
tho north, hearing his guns, would
havo Joined, in tho fight But the colo
nol seemed to prefer a ccrtaluty and
sent ono courier after another to Major
L., ordering him to attack us on n
specified day and hour. Every ono of
theso couriers wo captured. Ono boro
a messago in writing. Tho others ei
ther carried no messages or, if they
did, managed to get away with them
without our knowing it.
Finally wo wero reduced to our last
ration wo had onl? three days' rations
to start with and even if not attacked
we must soon surrender. When I was
contemplating asking for terms my
pickets Bent In to mo a negro who had
been caught trying to steal through
tho lines far up on tho mountain, no
vns as stupid looking a man ns I ever
saw, and my surmlso that ho was not
shamming proved correct Indeed, It
was probable that ho had been select
ed to do tho work ho was intrusted
with becauso bo was so stupid that ho
would not likely bo taken for tho bear
er of an important messago from ono
officer to another.
I directed that ho bo searched and
anything found on him bo brought to
mo. My orderly, who did tho search
ing, brought mo n pocketknife, a small
plcco of tobacco and a dirty picco of
paper that proved to bo a receipt for
27 cents paid for chicken feed. I
threw tho paper down as unworthy of
attention, but took it up again and,
getting moro light on it, noticed cer
tain marks on it in pencil that looked
as if a newly hatched chicken bad
been walking over it Theso tracks
wero on two lines on tho back of tho
receipt, tho ono on the upper edge of
tho paper, tho other lower down. I
confess I was much puzzled by them.
I called in several of my officers and
asked if they could mako anything
oot of them. Lieutenant Budd sug
gested that they might bo parts of let
ters. This view was soon voted cor
rect by tho rest of us. But of what
letters they wero parts wo did not
know and made no headway In discov
Budd said that if I would let him
tako the paper to his tent he would
try to study tho matter out I gave
him permission, and in an hour ho re
turned with tho puzzlo solved. Tho
paper had been wrapped about a round
stick, probably a ruler for lino mak
ing, and a messago had been written
where tho upper edgo had overlapped,
half of each letter being on the edgo
and half on the paper over which the
edge lapped. When adjusted on n
stick llko thd ono on which the mes
sago had been written it was perfect
ly plain. When tho paper was un
rolled the upper parts of tho letters
were separated from tho lower parts.
Tho messago was addressed to Major
L. and read thus:
Attack the forco south of you at dawn
on Tuesday next. When I hoar your Buna
I will taUo the enemy In rear.
I wns delighted with tho information
I had received, and it occurred to mo
that I might turn It to account. Might
I not rub out tho messago and write
another ono in its place? Tho negro
had undoubtedly been given tho mes
sago nnd shown how it was to bo de
ciphered, but probably ho couldn't read
It himself nnd did not know what it
was. I directed Budd to test tho man's
cnpaclty to read nnd ho reported thnt
he didn't know ono letter from anoth
er. This decided me. I resolved to
send Major L. orders of my own choos
ing in Colonel B.'s name. Rolling the
messago on the stick, I wroto tho fol
March on recelct of this southeastward
through tho pass directly In your rear and
Join mo at It., whenco our commanaa pro
ceed to Richmond.
I signed the colonel's nnmo to the
message and sent for tho negro. I ask
ed him a number of questions as to
whero and why bo was going north
nnd why ho didn't como to mo for a
pass instead of trying to steal through
my lines. Ho told a pitiful story nbout
a sick wifo and starving children, and,
protending to bo moved by it I band
ed him back his knife, his tobacco and
his receipt and told Budd to seo him
through tho lines.
When tho next morning my moun
tain pickets reported that tho enemy
to the north of us bad moved through
tho pass ob I bad directed, I was de
lighted with the success of tho scheme.
I directed that a feint bo mndo by a
small part of my command on tho
Confederates south of us, nnd while
It was going on mnrched the main
fcrco out of the trap, to bo followed
by the others. So by turning the en
emy's trick on himself I saved my force
By SADIE OLCOTT
"Good morning, Delia."
"G-ood morning, Margaret"
"I seo you havo a letter in your hand.
I Bupposo it's for Iloward?"
"It's breaking your engagement with
"No, it isn't Why do you think that?"
"Can it bo that you haven't heard
ivhat overy ono else knows?"
"I supposed, of course, you knew it
)r I wouldn't havo said anything."
"Ilcnrd what? For heaven's sake,
stop this fooling and tell mo what
you'ro talking nbout!"
"Why, they say Iloward Is engaged
to n girl in Akervlllo, whero ho lives."
"Who says it?"
"It's common talk."
Thero was slleuco for a row mo
ments. Then Delia said: "Yes, I know
all nbout It I am going to wrlto How
ard what I think of him."
She passed on, but instead of going
directly to tho postofllco sho went to
her homo by a roundabout courso and,
sitting at her writing desk, wroto How
ard Benjamin a letter of a different
kind entirely from tho ono sho had in
tended to post.
In a couple of days Mr. Benjamin
was announced. Delia had had time
to at least cool down and wished that
she might hnve taken moro tlmo in tho
writing of tho letter sho had sent him.
As she remembered it her feelings
hod run nway with her. Sho was sur
prised that Howard should hnve come
to see her after having received it but
supposed he had como to return her
letters and demand his own.
To her surprlso Howard advanced
to meet her ns sho entered tho room
with his customary smile, took her in
his nrms and kissed her. Sho blushed
to think of tho disagreeablo things she
had written him, wondering the whllo
whether ho had received her letter or
whether thero was any truth in the re
ports ns to his inconstancy. Sho was
"I enmo down for tho week end,
sweetheart to bo with you," bo said.
"I couldn't stand to bo separated from
you any longer without ono kiss." Ho
gave her a dozen. "But how cold your
hands are! Is thero anything the mat
ter with you?"
"Oh, no; I'm very well! I'm so glnd
Delia trembled lest this were prelim
inary to on announcement of his de
fection and his contempt for her on
account of her complaint Just to njako
It more effective. But as her lover
went on in tho usual strain, inter
rupted only by an occasional kiss, she
became gradually reassured as to tho
falsity of the reports that had reach
ed her. But her letter Howard must
havo como hway Just before its de
livery. She dreaded to have him go
back and get It What would ho think
of her, ho who had assured her time
and ngaln that sho was an angel, bet
ter fitted for heaven than this wicked
Howard left his sweetheart thorough
ly convinced of his constancy, but in
terror at his returning to receive tho
imprecations sho hnd written. Every
tlmo tho postman left any mall sho
went to tho delivery box with dread
and jn-nsned tho letters with a trem
bling hnnd. It was several days be
foro sho received a mlsslvo from her
lover, and when sho did sho wns afraid
to open it Sho took it to her room,
and, after taking it up and putting it
down several times, she broke the seal.
It begaii by stating that to make up
work left undone, to visit her, he had
been busy day and night since his to
turn. Then he went on to speak of
thoso happy hours they had spent to
gether nnd how he could count the
days till he would seo her again. Not
a word about that horriblo letter of
hers. What could It mean? Had he
received it, and was he too high mind
ed, too generous, too ningnanlmous to
take advantage of it knowing that it
had been written under a false impres
sion? In a few weeks he catno again, and
this tlmo Delia felt sure that ho would
speak of tho subject that troubled her.
Sho wished ho would and havo It over
with. But he did not He wns Just
as offectlonatp and kind and loving ns
ever and evidently still considered her
Weeks passed and Delia began to be
lieve thnt her letter had miscarried.
She Inquired of the postman as to
whero undelivered letters wero taken,
and ho told her they nil wero sent to
the dead letter ofllco in Washington.
Letters misdirected or unclaimed or
without stamps were to be found In
tho dead letter ofllco. Delia wroto
thero nnd received a card stating that
tho letter sho had written about was
thero unstamped, nnd If Bho would
send 2 cents It would be sent her.
When tho letter camo Delia found
thnt she had been so nngcred that sho
bad not written her. address on It and
had neglected to put a stamp on It
Sho began to rend it; but coming to
that which now In her cooler mo
ments she was ashamed of, sho toro
It into bits and throw tho bits Into
When Howard camo again bo noticed
a change In his fiancee. Tho cloud
that had been resting upon her bad
"My angel!" ho sold.
"Ob, plenRe don't," sho protested,
burying her burning cheek on hla
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HPHE live boosters of this town
JL qua. The fact that wc
proves that wc have boosters.
Chautauqua time centers the thought of the whole sur
rounding country upon the town.
The Rcdpath-Horncr advertising campaign puts the name
of the town before the eyes of thousands.
The presence of the Chautauqua makes the town the cen
ter of an influx of people for a week.
The work of successfully boosting together for Chautauqua
reveals to the business men of the town how easy it is to
achieve big results by working in harmony
Once the habit of pulling together is formed there is noth
ing a town can't do.
The Chautauqua increases human knowledge, human experi
ence and human happiness. It puts people, as well as towns,
on the map.
Considerable has been
said about government
ownership of telephones
about its efficiency and
low cost of service.
Every government own
ed telephone system con
siders the Bell
System as a stand
ard, uses the Bell
and either uses
Bell apparatus or
Yet there is not anoth
er system in the world
that gives an approxima
tion to the facilities that
n HI n
Bell Telephone Service Hqs Set he
Standard for the Rest of the World.
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Cattle and Hogs
Sell your Cattle and Hogs to
Julius Mogensen, No. Platte.
Hrihest cash prices paid. Office
open day and flight in North
Barn. First class horse and
livery in connection.
Phone No. 20.
-V t?tf v
arc backing the Chautau-
arc to have a Chautauqua
tho Bell System gives, or
gives aB good -or as oheap
service on the same basis
of accounting, franchise
conditions and wages
The reason is
there is no such
o no such a tfymg
as economical gov
tration; that low
cost of govern
utilities is, as a
rule, due to lack qf qual
ity, or to the fact that de
ficits of operation are
being supplied out of tho
The North Side
HAS FOR SALE
GRAIN OF ALL KINDS,
Bran, Shorts, Baled Alfalfa,
Hay, Good Seed Potatoes.
Goods promptly delivered.
Our terms are cash.
TELEPHONE No. 29
Oliver P. Braugh, otherwise Oliver
P. Stokqs, and Sarah Brnugh, non-resident
defendants, will take notice that
notion has been begun in the district
court of Lincoln county, Nebraska, by
Herman Koestor, tho object and prayer
of which finid action are o quiet nnd
confirm in the plaintiff against the de
fendants title in the following describ
ed lands situate in Lincoln county, Ne
braska, to-wit: The Northwest quarter
of Section 29, Township 10, Range 30,
west of thoCth P. M. To huve estab
lished In plaintiff title by adverso pos
session by reason of the open, continu
ous, notorious and adverse possession of
soiti described lands by tho plaintiff for
more than ten years last past.
You and each of you wfll make ans
wer to said potition on or before the
29th day of Juno, 1014, or decree will
bo taken against you as in said petition
HERMAN KOESTER. Plaintiff.
By E. H. Evana, hla Attorney. ml9-4
Alex Gltiantiy. will take notice, that
on the 29th day of April 1914, P. H.
Sulivan, a justice of the Peace, of North
Platte Preclnt No 1, Lincoln County,
Nubraiko, issued an Order of Attach
ment for the sum of $24.78 in an action
pending beforo him, wherein Peter
Gnlnnos is plaintiff nnd Alex Oitsantry,
defendant, thnt proporty consisting of
money, in tho hands of tho 'Union
Pacific Railroad Company, a Corporat
ion, has been attached under said order.
Said cause wan continued to the 29th
day of'Juno 1914, at ton.o'clock n. m.
Peter Gnlanoi , Plaintiff.
North Platte. Ncbr. MaV 18th. 1914.
Phillip Konton, will take notice, that
on tho 29th day of April, 1914. P. H.
Sullivan, a Justice of Pence, of North
Platte Precint No 1, Lincoln County,
Nebraska, issued an Order of Attach
ment for the sum of $18.54 in an action
pending beforo him, whorein Peter
Galancs is plaintiff and Phillip Konton,
defendant, that property consisting of
meney, in the hands of the Union Pacific
Railroad Company, a Corporation, has
been attached undor said order.
Said causo was continued to the 29th
day ot June, 1914, at ten o'clock a. m.
Peter Galanos, Plnlntiff.
North Platte, Nebr. May 18th 1914.
In the District Court of the United
Stntes within and for tho District of
Nebraska, Hastings Division.
In tho Matter of Albert )
A. Bushes, Bankrupt, in Case CI'
ORDER OF SALE.
In pursuance to nn order of salo in
the United States Court, in tho matter
of A. A, BuBhee, bankrupt, entered at
Hnstings, iSebrusko, April 18th, 1914,
Hon. Gu Norborg, Referee in Bank
IT IS ORDERED that tho following
lands, tenements nnd appurtenances
thereunto belonging, and specifically
described as follows: All of Soctlon
Twenty-five (25), all of Section Thirty
five (35), nnd Southeast Quarter (SE)
of Section Twenty-six (20), all in
Township Fifteen (15) North, Range
Thirty (30) West of tho Gth P. M., In
Lincoln county, Nebraska, be offered
for sale and sold to tho highest bidder
or bidders nt public auction; said sale
to take place at the front door of tho
court houso In North Plntte, in Lincoln
county, Nebraska, on tho 13th day of
June, 1914, nt the hour of ton o'clock
A. M. of said day. Terms cash.
. Dated May 5, 1914.
Tmstee in Bankruptcy.
M. A. Hartigan, Hastings, Nob.,
Attorney for tho Estate.
CHATTEL MORTGAGE SALE
Notice is hereby givon, that by vir
tuo of a chattol mortgage dated on the
2nd day of May, 1913, and duly filed
and recorded in the office of the county
clerk of Lincoln county, Nebraska, on
the 5th day of May, 1913, and executed
by G. S. Hall nnd II. E. Utterback to
International Harvester Company of
America (a corporation) to secure pay
ment of tho sum of $463.00, and there
is now due the sum of $103.00 and in
terest, and default having been mndo
in payment of said sum, therefore.
We will sell tho property therein
described, to-wit: One hay press with
G h, p. gasoline engino attached, Inter
national Harvester Company make,
ono 2-wheel hay sweep, one 5-foot Deer
ing mower, one 10-fool Deering rake,
ono 14-inch stirring plow, ono set of
work harnoss, nt public auction, for
cash at tho livery barn of Ben E. Lay
ton, in the town of Maxwoll, Lincoln
county. Nebraska, on, tho Oth day of
June, 1914, at 1 o'clock, p. m. of said
Dated this Oth day of May, 1914. .
COMPANY OF AMERICA,
By O. R. Chaso, Agent. ml2
lly vlrtuopfnn order of salo Issued from the
dlstrlctcourt of Lincoln county, Nebraska, upon
a decree of foreclosure rendered In sulci court
wherein Robert I'. IHirnett la plaintiff nnd Samu
el A. ThomitB la defendant, and to mo directed, I
will on the 13th day of Juno, 101), nt 2 o'clock p.m.
at tho euBt front door of tho court house In North
1'latto, Lincoln county, Nehrusku, tell at public
auction to tho highest bidder for cash, to satisfy
said decree. Interests and costs, tho following de
scribed, property, to-wit: Southwest quarter
of Section Four In Township Twclvo, Mango
TMIrty-four west of tho Sixth P. M Lincoln
Dated North Platto, Nebr., May nth, 1014.
A. J. SALISBURY. Sheriff.
Harry L. Weaver. Mr. Harry L. Weaver, hi.
wifo, llrat and real namo unknown, and F. II
Kilmer, defendants, will take notice that on the
?4th day of April, 1914, Juno M. Grant, plaintiff
nareln, lllwl ner petition In the District Court of
Lincoln county, Nibratka, against said defend
ants; the object and prayer of which are to
forccloso a certain mortgage, executed by onoC.
I). Glover, and Mary F. Glover. hla wife, to Win.
Wallace, upon tho East One-half (EK) of tho
Southwest Quarter (SWM) and tho Wast One-half
IWK of tho Southeast Quarter ISEWf of Section
Thlrty-Two T2j, In Township Sixteen J10, North
of Range Twenty-Sovcn 127), west of the Sixth P.
M. In Lincoln county, Nebraska; which mortgago
was given to secure the payment af one prom
issory note, dated October 21, 1910. for the sum of
$700.00, due and payable In live years from
the date thereof, together with Intarest at alx per
cent per annum. That the Interest upon said note
and mortgago which became duo on the 21st day
of October, 1913, la unpaid, and the taxes assesned
against said real estate foi the yeara 1911 to 1913,
ore duo and unpaid, and plaintiff elects, as he may
under the conditions of hla moregago to declare
the whole amount due, and that there Is now due
$763.00 together with Interest.
That the above named plaintiff Is now the owner
and holder of said note and mortgage, and that the
defendant, Harry L. Weaver Is the owner of salt
real estate, and Mrs. Harry L. Weaver la hla wife,
and the defendant F. II. Kllvcr claims some in
terest In said mortgaged premises by reason of a
mortgage upon the same for the aum of $1,000.00.
rialntiir prays for a decree that defendants bo
required to pay the note and mortgage, or that
said premises may be sold to satisfy the amount
found due, and to bar the defendants of all right,
title and Interest In the mortgaged premises.
You are required to answer said petition on or
before the 22nd day of June, 1914,
Dated this 8th day of May, 1914
12-. Janb E. Grant, Plaintiff
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