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"llnppy I may not cnll thee until I lenrn
that thy Ufa has been luipplly. ended."
Tims soliloquized young Mr. Henry
Ilcusliall us ho reclined, day dreaming,
against tho cushions of hli sent in tliu for
ward section of a Wagner car.
Tho New York Central train was speed
ing him on and on, to which fact ho was
Ho had secured tho forward section to
escape, observation. Ho sat with his back
to tho passengers. Himself was compan
ionship enough. Ho desired only to think
and to dream.
Ho had but n fow days since put Colum
bia college, so to speak, among his stock
of reminiscences, with hor highest honors
In his trunk.
Ho had mentally given over his father's
great manufacturing interests, which In
vited him to take, immediate, possession
and give tho aged siro his desired retire
ment, to tho devil and tho deep blue. sea.
Ho loved his Ideal best, his art next, tho
devil takn what was hindmost. Tho ideal
was now Ids quest; art ho could achieve
between times. It was of her ho dreamed
lie stared through the dim Nyht (it the
As he sat there gazing at tho end of the
car, deep in the contemplation of this yet
unseen but ever clearly outlined celestial
ideal girl, with all tho glamour of youth,
the words of the great Solon to envious
Croesus would thrust themselves between
bis thoughts and seize him like some grim
specter, "Huppy I may not call theu until
I learn that thy lifo has been ha; plly
"Why need what old Solon or any ono
elso ever said concern mor" he mused.
"What difference does it mako what peo
plo say or who says Itf A fact is a fact,
and a theory a theory Ono mail's theory
is us good for his own purposes as another's
theory. Tho fact in my case is that I am
satisfied to paint, notwithstanding dad's
wrath ami the business ho would thrust on
me. Let dad earn tho money, or who will
I deslro only to spend it.
"So much for tho fact. My theory is,
and I prefer it to Solon's, that to marry my
ideal will bo the acmo of happiness and
will insure a happy ending to my lifo. If
I never find her more or less of 'my lifo will
bo miserable and will cud unhappily:"
The young man failed to seo that ho had
exactly conformed his theory to Solon's,
that ho had expressed the same theory pre
cisely with variations'in form only. Youth
is deluded and Ignore resemblances, those
trifles which mode. Darwin immortal. Ho
continued to mtiho:
"As an artist my preferences run to
browns. They aro my favorite colors, lo
cause to mo they aro most beautiful, most
quiet, most sinmro and thcleastsuggestivo
of either gaudincss or gloom. My ideal
unseen, unknown love Is a symphony in
browns brown hair, brown eyes and a
complexion tinted brown rather than white
"She is very small in stature, heuco sure
to bo superbly perfect In form. Her little
head is beautifully rounded and symmetri
cal, likewise her dimpled arm and her ,
sweet little hands. Her little feet aro in--cased
in child's boots, not larger than n
child's No. 12. Sho is"
Ho paused abruptly, startled, for ho saw
her. Ills eye had been wandering among
tho gorgeous tapestries of tho car, tho
beautifully wrought woodwork, tho superb
French plate glass panes in the windows,
tho oil painted ceilings anil tho blue and
gold woven velvets of the cushions.
At last it rested on a mirror In front and
above his head that slightly inclined from
tho top toward him Millicicutly to oxposo
tho cntlio car and all Its occupants In dim
Image, dim becauso hiscurtain was drawn,
darkening tho light from tho window at
He thought several times to change Ills
position to obviate the annoyance, hut lie
Great omposit ,JloveL
THE JOINT WWK OK
W, H. Ballou, Ella Whoolor Wilcox,
MaJ. Alfred C. Calhoun,
Alan Dale, Howo & Hummol,
Paulino Hall, Inspector Byrnes,
John L. Sullivan,
Noll Nolson, Mary Eastlako,
P. T. Bamum, BUI ,N.vo.
unconsciously sccmeu ip"u?r"rconoiuiouo
Ing. He was leing slowly fascinated by a
.shadow as yet undefined, but momentarily
growing more startling, Ho stared through
the dim light nt tho mirror until his eyes
became accustomed to tho shadows above,
and tho picture among tho other images
gradually dcllnod Itself.
What he saw, thnt which wound round
and round him silken threads of fascina
tion, might have been rollected through a
dozen mirrors from .side to sldo and from
end to end of tho car.
Suddctdy ho turned and attempted to
discover tho original among tho passe n
gen. Fulling in this ho again sought tho
mirror, giving himself entirely to tho
study of ono dim outline.
What ho saw was the hoad and bust of a
young girl. It so exactly conformed to the
ideal of which ho had dreamed so long that
he concluded the imago must bo n concets
tlou merely n psychological ghost, as it
There was his dream face surely the
symphony In browns tho brown hair,
every thrca-i i-s delicate as tho dow catch
ing gauze of a spider; the largo brown
eyes, in which wiui the very soul of the
loftiest conceivable intellect, tho highest
genius cf music, perhaps the complexion
slightly tinted brown, but cut by the
sweetest red lips; the evidently small stat
ure and perfect form, the bountifully
rounded and symmetrical headland dint
Ho only lacked ji glimpse of the feet to
complete the spell of fascination, except of
course the realization of his absorbing de
sire possession. He closed his ey an in
stant to more completely Imagine it alia
dream. Again he looked to revel Iti tho
picture, but madness it was gone.
Startled, tho young mail turned in dis
may, when, to his almost uncontrollable
joy, the girl in nil her ideal beauty slowly
approached him in tho aisle. His quick,
artistic eye enccmipassed her form in a
glance, completing tho picture. She had
exqulslto feet incased In little I mots not
larger than a child's No. 12.
Tho girl hesitated, looking at him shyly,
as If In doubt whether to proceed. Why,
ho could not for an instant imagine, blithe
afterward attributed it to tho fact that lie
actually devoured her, so far as ono can
dovour a girl with the eyes. Her hesitation
was but momentary, then she approached
n small sliver water tank in tho corner of
the lobby near him.
Ho was on his feet in an instant. Ho
sprang to the tank, Ids tall form bonding
until his eyes were on a level with her, and
ho gazed at her with that eagerness and in
tensity with which u starved nomad mlglit
look through a window on an epicure's
dinner nt Delmonico's.
"Permit mo to assist you," ho said gen
tly, with difficulty controlling n deslro to
grasp her hand.
"Thanks, you aro very kind," ventured
the maiden, wondering at his eagerness
and intensity of gaze.
Ho placed the silver goblet under tho
faucet, letting tho liquid ooze out as slowly
as possible while ho continued his gaze like
ono in a dream of delight.
"Tho water is oversowing tho goblet,"
suggested tho girl with an amused smile.
Tho man awoke confusedly, turned tho
water off and handed to her the cup.
"Couldn't you let it run over a little
while)'" ho asked half impatiently. "The
carpet will absorb It. I have boon looking
for you so long. I"
"Oh, certainly, if you wish," sho inter
rupted. "Hut then I am so thirsty, you
"And so am I," tho man said wearily
"1 was never oo thirsty in my life."
"Then I advise you to take a drink," re
torted tho girl with a laugh, and sho ab
ruptly turuvd.aud left him.
"It is not for water I am craving," mur
mured the wretched man, but if sho heard
him she gave no sign of It.
Ho watched her move down tho aisle and
enter the drawing room nt tho other end
of tho car. Tho reason of his inability to
see her among tho passengers was now evi
dent. Hut how could her imago bo reflect
ed in the mirror in frout of him?
His eye caught a quick solution. Tho
transom over the door of tho drawing room
was open. Some mirror on tho inside re
flected the images of the people to some
mirror on tho outside and thence Into tho
ono over his head.
Hungry and dissatisfied ho seated him
self again to contemplate tho picture and
scheme to get acquainted.
Now ho recoguized other people In tho
drawing room also reflected in tho mirror.
There was an old man with a sober, dis
satisfied face who looked as if ho might bo
ft disciple of Henry Georgo deep in contem
plation of laud theories; a woman with a
just theu unreadable countenance, who
might lw tho ideal's instructress in music
or other studies, or her governess, perhaps;
lastly, tho face of a younger man, say of
35 years, that boro In it cunning, malice,
suavity and other characteristics which
denoted a shrewd schemer and perhaps a
Was she traveling in security with an
aged, absorbed patent and trusted friends,
or was her father, If such ho bo, oblivious
to the machinations of a villain, who hail
an accomplice In tho supposed governess?
Ho resolved to probe this mystery to tho
bottom, If he hud to travel around tho
earth to do it if ho had to employ detect
ives, hall to squander ins wnoic tort line.
Poor maul Ho little knew how much of
his contemplation was to bo re.ill7.eil in his
Alarmed by the workings of his brain ho
suddenly resolved to paint the group as
they appeared tu the mirror.
He raised tho curtain near him to In
crease the effect of tho scene In tho mirror,
but It iiuy dulled out the picture and ho
drew It down.
From his vallso ho took a palette, his
paints and brushes and a small square "f
canvas with ii heavy pasteboard back de
signed for use. in. tho absenco of an easel.
Ho began sketching on his ideal. It was
a Joyous taHk, so much so that his whole
soul liecnmu concentrated In the work, and
tho lines In which he drew tho lovely face
rapidly grow into a fao-slmllo of life.
Of course the best he could do during
the remainder of tho day was to prepare
studies for more finished paintings later.
Still he lingered long and lovingly on
the face of his Ideal until the study, under
tho intensity of his love and longing, be
came not a bad picture
The day gradually lengthened until ho
recognized that he must turn his attention
to the others of tho group or miss theiii by
They might get oil at some destination
north of New York. Ho .must hu'.ten.
With feverish anxiety, intensified by tho
thought of her possible escape from him
ho put away tho paints and took to his
lly nightfall he bad sketched the group,
so that all Its characters might lw recog
nized by the detectives whom ho already
ptirHscd putting on tlto case If ho should
Mr. Jleushnll concluded that in the din
dig car at dinner he should have tho pleas
uro of sitting at tho table next to the
group. To his utter disappointment din
ner win nerved to the party In the seclu
slon of the drawing room.
He entered the dining car on tho last
call and resorted to stimulants to urge his
brain Into some suggestion for his relief.
Ho returned to his section and called the
conductor, having evolved no other
"Can you tell me tho names of tho paity
in the drawing room and their destina
tion V ho queried anxiously.
"I do not know their names," replied the
ofllcial, "as the room was merely marked
off to a party of four. However, I know
that their destination is Now York, and
that they have transfer tickets either for
some steamer or railroad. In case of the
latter they should bo bound southward; if
abroad, their courso is but a wild con.
"Find out for mo where they aro going
and I will pay you $10."
"Very well, sir." Uut that was tho last
ho saw of tho conductor.
When darkness set in tho brilliant elec
tric lights of the Wagner palace increased
tho Intensity of the picture In tho mirror.
At last Henshall observed hoiuo move
ment in tho drawing room.
The girl took a violin, ami tuned it to
suit her practised little ear. Soon thero
began to float through tho car the ravish
ing arias of Chopin, Schumann and other
If she was exquisitely beautiful to him
btfere, what could describe her when
pouring her very soul Into muslcf It was
then that tho beautiful brown eyes vindi
cated his sense of tho artistic mid his love
of their color.
In the mystic spell of that entrancing
music ho could seo clearly through tho per
fection of her fingering, bowing, technique,
llnish and grace into her very soul, which
was mirrored in her eyes.
Ho had listened to OloDull in times
past, to Sembrich and even to Christine
Nilssou when sho had chosen to seize a
violin and charm her friends; but in love
as ho was the music of the maiden for
whom he was hungering seemed to pale
tho efforts of those great artists.
The very motion of tho car was in har
mony with her- time. Passengers throw
away their novels and listened. Tho old
man in the drawing room closed his eyes
as if in rapturous sleep. The villainous
looking mau, ns If fascinated, thrust his
face as near to hers as ho could without
disturbing tho player, and his looks
showed passion, longing, und a malicious
intent which maddened Henshall.
As suddenly as the music commenced it
ceased. Tho girl arose and put away her
violin so'tly nud with a caress. Evidently
sho was tired and wished to seek her
Had the young man heard what was
said within, his anxiety would have been
increased to a fever heat, but ho had not
that privilege, much to his later disad
vantage. Soon the lights within Che drawing room
went out; tho group had retired.
Long in contemplation the young man
sat. At lost, merely to rellovo tho porter,
all the remaining passengers being In bed,
ho betook himself to his couch. It vis
hours lx.'foro his tired brain would rest,
and it was broad daylight before ho awoke
to violently spring to tho floor and dress
himself. Tho car was standing in the
yards of tho Grand Central depot The
berths were all made u,. and the open doors
of the drawing room showed that his bird
had flown. He sought tho porterln a rage.
"Where have they gone the people In
tho drawing room?" ho almost shouted.
"Don't know, sab. Don't know nothlii'
'tall about It. Train got heah at 4 o'clock
dls inawnln'. Do pus.senges get tip when
da pleases. 'Spec do folks got up when da
Mr. Henshall sat down a moment to clear
his brain. He was stunned.
Most of the night ho had tossed in bed,
hoping for an nc-idunt, a crash, a flre.nny
thing, that ho might spring to.her rescue.
Nothing of the kind had happened. In
stead ho had gone to sleep llko a stone
and let her escape.
It was now 10 o'clock. Six hours had
elapsed, sulllclent for tho party to huvo
escaped by Kuropeaii steamer or to the
south, or worse, perhaps to tiieir homo In
tho vast city of New York, where ono Indi
vidual is a mere drop in tho ocoau, n grain
, ontlnuud on piik'eyl
UHV. U. H. CUHT1H of
tho First l'i(bteilan
church made a literal and
decidedly practical appli
cation of tho account of
Hezeklnh's cleansing of
the templ'k hint (Sunday
morning. Thumws uore
well llllcd with SHplu ho
doubtless expected tho
oo n volitional sermon.
Hut tho conventional ser
mon didn't eon ic The
Actual cleansing of the
bolide of worship would
have made a beautiful
llftiire for the spiritual
renovation of tho modern temple. Hut the
minister drew a figure of a far dlireivut sort.
When the people had heard the familiar
story, the preacher called attention to their
own tabernacle. It, to", stood in need of
the treatment so eaiefully bestowed in the
ancient days of Hezekliih, and money was
required to-meet that need. Coutilbutloim
weiu asked for mid III a few minutes tho snug
sum of ?NX) was realized. Not a bad morn
ing's work, ehf
Dr. 1). I-. Palue, tho Prohibition candi
date for governor of Nebraska, was born
In Ohio In Itol. He graduated from the
Ohio Medical col
lege In IH7.1, and
college of Phila
delphia In 1877.
After a brief prac
tice In his native
state he went west
and located in Ne
braska. Ho was
then a poor man.
Twelve years In
the capital of this
state have proven
successful years, ,Iti (l- u pjjjk,
lluaucially. During tho four years of the
medical department of the state university
Dr. Paino was dean of the homeopathic
faculty. For several years ho was tho
leader of the Y. M. O. A. forces in Lincoln.
He has always ls'eu an active church
worker. Business associates quote the
doctor as being worth from $r,000 to
100,000, largely invested in real estate. Ho
hits lectured in several western states dur
ing the past live years, principally on re
ligious and moral topics. He wil make n
brief canvass, and will devote his speeches
mainly to the advocacy of the Prohibitory
What Is it that N accountable for that
nervous energy so characteristic of the foolal
life of this port of "the west!" Persons, who
in their eastern homes, were demure and emi
nently, even painfully, "proper," soon fall
victims to tho prevailing Infection once thoy
pitch their lenU on tho western prairies and
mountain rnnges. Men who loved to Idle
away their time, to spend the fleeting hours
In the delightful task of doing absolutely
nothing, change, perhajts, involuntarily, their
manner of life when they settle down In this
new empire. Women who lived only In tho
seclusion of their homes on tho other hM nt
. Chicago and the Inlay, enter Into the more
exciting social plensuios, ns n matter of
course, when they migrate to western towns
and cities of greater altitude. Ther Is a gen
eral air of restlessness, of peculiar activity.
Feoplo feel as though thoy must do soiac
fifiifcoimtnn ly. The energy which supplies
that surpassh g vitality In our commercial
life, acts also ipon the social life. It stirs us
up. It iiiitkr us fly around, this way and
that, until we Is-eomo almost ubiquitous. It
infuses a new zet Into all the ple-isures and
pastimes of society. If we were active in our
eastern homes, weare doubly active In our
new Held. We are forever going somewhere
or doing Humctlihty.
Isn't it largely a matter of climate Ono
feels tho drowsiness of the south in the very
atiiKwpheie. Tho air is (languor laden, and
the gentle breezes act on a mtsoii'h seuihlli
tles almost an u narcotic. The vital chords In
southern men and southern women ate at
tuned to the climatic and atmospheric condi
tions of the locality In which they live, and
southern life Is typical of southern suiik and
southern breezes. So In the u,-st. In tuu
icltles which me pel chw to many thousand
; ieei unovo ipo "level ot tlie sea" tho lusty en-
ergy of social and conimeiclal life is Miggest-
nc ui mo iuuiK'raiiire oi mu cuuml tub
air Is rarer, the winds sharer, the sky seem
ingly clearer. The atmosphere quivers with
life with vitality and the nervous energy
In men and women is kindled and fed. ImI
ent ambition and dormuiil Mens aro called
into lifo mid action Incomes the iiialutrlug
of existence, We are lmelled by a secret
force to go, to inoe. totlo. The higher tho
nltltllde the LMinti-r this iihi vmw ni'ttvftv- II.
i hint rated forcibly by the two cities, Omaha
Thu social mmikoii thnt U iilmnt tfi riiw.t, ii 111
v ... W. .....
Is) the most brilliant lu the history of Nebras.
ka's gay Capitol City. Already six danc
ing clubs have ls-en orgamed mid as many
I more will probably bo given life liefore the
j early days of Nove-nlwr. This speaks well as
I to t lie prospects for the winter's festivities, hut
alas, who will furnish all the music' Lincoln
l sniely lu lu-ed of orchestral music, ami a
good (list class organization of that kind
would prove a giaud success lieie. Lincoln
, Is no longer a village or a town, but it full
grown city of (50,000 Inhabitants, with all the
iiietipolltnu adjuncts of any of the gieat
cities ami she wants music. Metropolitan
music nud the U'at is none too good for her.
When Lincoln society dances it wants to
I dance to the latest airs, and the most m tiitl
j cully rendered music that the couiM)ser
I writes. If our local miisiciaiii, desire to hold
I the field this winter they must look to their
laurels. Music that win tendered ono mid
two years ago was good enough then, but It
must keep mi Its gait with the gult of other
inipiovemeiits. .Music, full of life and mel
oily, U what wo want and what Lincoln must
Tim democracy of the stale nud tho city of
Lincoln are to be conratulatod usm the ex
istence of such a ioht as the Lincoln 7cr
n"ii Ami yet, I am afraid, the deniiM-raey
Isn't half as nppioclnllvo a It should ls.
Calhoun, In airing his prohibition Ideas,
mixes Just enough biMer with the sweet to
makefile dose tinalatahln toagotsl many,
who would otherwise Ik staunch mppoiters
of his paper, Cat Is one of the brainiest men
In tho slate and there is mi elevated tout) and
llleinry fltiMi In Hie llnitld seldom found In
weekly tapeis. Ho has mi nrtlatlo style
which, with his wide knowledge of affairs,
lends a pis'iillnr Intel est to his work, Alsivo
all, theie Is In his wilting a rellliemeiit gen
erally lacking in his colalsueis in the news
paper field In Ibis state. The cdltoi hits In tho
llmtlil are worth reading. They are Invari
ably fair, always learned and never uiilnter
esjlug. It Is a clean, bright paper and ought
to Is) very widely lead.
Hinall boys and zoologically Inclined Indi
viduals who go to seo the animals are not the
only patrousof the elieus. The fascination
which attaches to be-npiingled bareback ri
ders, the perfhrmliig elephants, Mm clowns,
tho dm lug gymnasts, ami the general medley
of the modern clicns, doesn't always lose Its
power when steiner thoughts have crowded
Into the mental vision of those who In tho
yeais ngoue in childhood's happy time
knew na greater Joy than a eep iinldo the
tent of the rolisal eomblnatloiis of world
wide wonders and aggregations of sttijM-n-dous
iiiigiillceiice, et cetera,
The men who me only boys grown fall,
louiet lines feel nil awakening of tho old
youthful enthusiasm nt the sound of the steam
calliope or even nt the sight of those alluring
lithographs which Itanium and his ciaft so
cunningly devise and they follow the crowd
to the " big show," They renew their youth
In tho ihiz.llng spectaeloof glittering but an
cient and hardened beauties, in the resonant
Cllecjof peaB lltaud lemonade vendors, In the
feats of horreiiiaushlp and what-not which
greet the vision and tickle tho ear under the
enticing stretch of canvas. )'erliaiH some
conventionally (dlgnllcd and prosy iwrson
hero nml there looks about him lu a shame
faced way and wishes he had sense enough to
stay away; but most of ui leave our dignity
outside nud get nil the enjoyment out of the
fhovv we can. We like It and we don't enre
who knows It. Darnnui mid Forepmigli have
built up In our American civilization an Insti
tution that will endure, an Institution which
while confessedly trilling and of no earthly
good whatever, appeals to human nature, Ir
resistibly and draws
Distance does Indeed lend enchantment to
n g(H)d inany things. For Inst nice Klralfy's
K-ctaeuliir adjunct to the circus, when
viewed fiom the opposite sldn of the tent was
Impressive. And the array of "vestal vir
gins" (to quote from tho advertisements), how
elmmlng It looked! The costumes appealed
to lie fresh and beautiful, the girls yourg,
graceful and pretty. Hut things aro not al
ways what they sevui, In thu grand mm ch
mound tho big ring the beauties as they
passed by my seat lu the front row lost their
lustre. The spangles becsine dull nud the
beautiful costumes weie triiiikfornicl inin
tawdry mid soiled rags. The ss-ctacle' hi II
llancy faded away. Tho Klralfy's evidently
believe In Isauty In the nlistract; for Ihelr
gins are proveinioliy plain. Hut I think I
never nwv so largo n collection of worn-out,
autfdllatcil. sunburned, frizzlv. Iiw I ...,.,,.
ties as these " vestal virgins " of Nero. No
, womier iiotue iiuriKsi.
It takes time to make a success of a big en
terprlse like Ciislimnn Park. Air. Aiidru
uliln't make any money last year. He dldu1
emect to. He was looklnir to tin. futiic. II
was willing to throw away a few dollars that
another season would return with conqKjund
Interest. He was dctci mined to ImlM n. ti.
Park nt any cost. He sowed last year to reap
iiii. jinn uie Harvest, u soinewnut ilelayei
was bountiful From Mnv It tn M,. i.
over IK',!!!) people passed the gates at the
Paik, mida good .mary well earned ihekeli
sun inio jir. AiKirus- cotrers, uushman Park
has been an attiactho nlaoe of resort th,.
I past season. Its natural beauties weie sup-
I ineiiieiiieii ny uiony iiauii-mniie improvements
j and pleasure do ices, and (hero has always
Istn something to see and hear. People do
appreciate a good thing, ami I am glad to say
, that Ciiihinan Park is at hut niinr,.(.t,..i
The Improvements at this resort have only
Just liegun. Next year there will lw a mile
race truck thotwlll oertep everything in
this part of the country, a com sing track,
etc., and no pains or exjH'li e will Imi spuied
lu fitting up the grounds.
There is a plcturcno story going tberoumls
aliout nn enterprising newspaper man's ex
perieuco lu a small town In this state. I don't
vouch for Its ucciiracy; but I think It's nil
right. Tho story runs something like this:
"Bought a uewsiaM-r for fW
"That's what I said," replied a tall, lame
man, wearing a f. A H. button. "Young
hiulilgeiy went out to ebrnska in ls77,aloiit
tho time Hill Nye started his ooiiirriiiq in
Ijiiamle, Wyo , and bought out the Lone
Tnf Courier, goisl will, olllee llxtllles, plant
and e rj thing for e'.U He sold the same
i ipei lii two years for J.Vi'iO."
" Oreat IliinucUr,"
i " Yes; a Judicious combination of finance
I ami Journalistic instinct Kiuidgely m rived
1 lu LuiwTuo with only j'.'.'i mid put up at a
i hotel where the two men, or lather lsvs,
who owned the piqur. bomdid One of them
was a printer the younger one. the other
wasa stoekninu up on the Loup Hlver, who
didn't Know an em quad fiom a tlirippeuny
lath nail The price asktil for the Courier
was $1,10(1. Hmldgely lookie the otllce over,
said he'd tnke it, paid the boys f,'0 down,
pulltd off bis cent and went to work. There
was, of couise. n moitgage c n the outfit. I
never saw a country pasT lu thatstato with
out one, One note iioteof $700 was duo the
" Hmldgely got out a tattling good pnsr
It wns a Weekly the Hist Issue showed sluns
of Improvement, mid then went down mid lit-,
troduced himself to the county delimiter. He-
lore Helen he got (lint olllclal to piomlseto
use his Inltueiiee with (lie county commission
eis lu getting the tax list to publish; mid fin
ally siit'fcodril lu borrowing $NX) on the
promise of n good Ihiuusoii tho tax list nt.
The list came to $1,100, all clear money, by
the way, ami then Hmldgely got the county
commlssioneis to publish the olllclal ;pris'eed
lugs of their liomd something that had
never been done Isiforo mid this, nt forty
cents mi Inch, ho fatted up to lw worth at
lent"f."0u week -nil net gain. The whole
town fell dead lu lovu with Hmldgely, adver
tising How cd lu, they elected him Justice of
the iH'ace, sent him to the legislature, mid
IsMinied Ii 1 1 ii for all there was lu sight. Well,
when thniuaticamonlogu.ns I saliLHinlilL-cly
sold out for $.VJo0, went west In Deiivei , mid
sunk the whole lu some mining ss-eulatlou,
livery woid of thlsMnry is true, mid It shows
the possibilities which iirenlwais looming up
hi young states foryutiug, enterprising men,1'
REDFERN'S NEW CREATIONS.
IHpeelnl Count Kit Correspondence.)
Nkw Vciiik, Octols'i- I, IWKi, In the fall,
as lu that other unsettled season, the spring,
the woman who Is good to herself (and
they're most all that) provides a number of
wriqw to suit the many variations of temper
ature, so that whether It Imi mild, bright and
sunny, or giey mid chilly, her utllre may 1st
In harmony with the weather, Two weeks
ngo our readers had a chance to study up the
long costume wrap which Is so comfortable
for the promenade or the drive lu brisk,
bracing days, to-day they shall see what Is
the newest Hedfern Idea for the brilliant In
dian summer. It Is a variation of the small,
caMi-wrap which this house made so popular
In the spring, only compoMsl of nioio sub
In the above sketch Itcdferu has used plush
of a deep bronze-brown for the back and
sleeve Kjrtlous, while the scurf front, girdled
at the waist by a broad baud of gold metallic
ribbon, is of terra eotta corded silk, slightly
braided Just below the collar with gold braid.
This collar Is of the flaring MedlcU iIiiimj and
extends down upon the shoulders; the sleeves
are puffed very high. The tiny toque Is of
the same plush as the cus, and Its bird
matches the silk lu tint.
Figure two shows us
AMTIW:it OK TIIK IIKpmtN KM. 1. I M'KX,
but this one is of mllitmy eluth in dull, dark
red. The collar and the entire iropt is over
laid with straps ot wide black blald outlined
with a is-arl edgoof Hue Feiloia braid. The
oversleeves me laid ill tsx pleats to hung
very full and are headtd by a band of black
fox like mi epaulet; mid a similar band edges
the bottom of the close uudcr-leoe. It will
lie seen that thocllVct is that of a tlght-tltting
coat with deep, M)inted front and ciihi sleeve.
The toque is of the cloth to match, with loops
of black velvet and a short, curled ostilcli tip
of the same sable hue.
Merit wins, as the marvelous success of
Hood's S.MXip.u ilia shows. It possesses true
medicinal merit. Sold by all diuggists.
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