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CAPITAL CITY COURIER. SATURDAY, NOVFMMKR S uSoo
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By BILL IJYF. Illuntrntcu by
Acrom tho pctcoful bosom of tin Krc.it
plr.ltvv no sound disturbed the nhtutnaw
now and then vvheu ut lon Interval tliu
uhntlowy Ilmtro of coyote crossed uti iiIhIo
lntlioBitm- liniOi. and opening his (map
ping, drooling JiiwitKnvo fortli that jiiHtly
celebrated illotonle f.culo of bis vv lilcli 1h mi
well calculated to rail out the goose plin
pies even on tho loath mask of Methu
Even the wind trod softly oxer the
scorched and withered grass, and the well
lubricated moon stole In and out among
the cloudfi wjthou.Ua creak, vltli thuex
caption of Hitter creek, of coume, which
laved Its alkali shores In tho eternal Mill
ttules, and bleached Mill whiter, as the
yearn went by, tho Miovvy Imiiich of those
who once had nought to Invade this groat
undertnkliiK establlHlunent of nature this
pctrllled hush of centuries.
Hut whatKound Is this that gently bout
upon tho teiiMo drum of tho listener's ear?
Tho distant Jar and Kcutle palpitations
or a coining train from the west I
Sacreelydo we hear this and catch the
yellow twinkle of a headlight when an
other inullled roar from tho east and a lit
tlo crawling light growing rapidly out of
tho dusk and distance h wnl low tho Inter
veiling mill's, unil In a Hash the twoncreain
lug, snorting, panting monsters have mot
like mall clad giants In a mighty tourua
Comu (o tlio luiilal cliamlKT, IVathi
Cumu to tliu inotliur when slid fecM
Kor tliu first tltnu her flrot horn' hrrnth;
Come when the lilenseil seals
Which closo tlio Itcstllouco uro broke.
Ainl crouitcd ;ltltw wall lu stroke
Coino In Consumption's ghostly fi)rin'
Thucnrtlxiunlin's shock, tliu ocean's storm,
Coino when tho heart boats lilcli anil warm
With haiiiiict, hour and datico utul Ino,
And thou art terrlblo Tho tear,
Tho groan, tho knell, tho pill, tho blur
Ami oil uo know or dream or fear.
Of agony art thine
Hut lo tho heart, wheru lout Is dead.
Ainl Ihik) U kneeling o'er It blur.
Thy face with Joy Is ov crxprend.
Ami mi light: o it with bounding treail
Tho soul that only Borrowed hero.
When lectin awoke with this dull pain In
her head hIiu felt certain that she was dead,
und was utmost tickled to death to think
that her sad heart would Morrow uo more
and that Harry was free, but almost at
once came the smell of hot varnlah and
the slight Husplclon of an overdone porter
who ought to bo turned oer
"Great Oawtll" she wild, as her breath
camo In brief pants, "tho car Is on lire I
miintgo away "
To a spectator who might have seen tho
collision it would have seemed Impossible
that a living thing could como out of this
terrlblo wreck and holocaust, but ere lonir
n venerable apple worm crawled out of the
cool side of a nice eating apple, and seeing
that ho could bo of no further usoon 1 oard
tho train came out of tho car and slunk
away In tho darkness
Soon the cheerful car stove begins to get
in Its work, and tho chaos of broken wood
work begins to burn, at first slowly, then,
ns tho bw ift winds of the plains catch It.
the red hla.o leaps out and greets the
frightened night with a cackling laugh.
To go back to Mr Crawford, at Chicago,
with tho author Is but the work of an in
When Or "Watson returned after send
ing his lying telegram to Edna ho found
tho house empty and tho door locked, tho
shutters drawn and everything deserted
The reader will ask how he knew that ev
ery one was gone when the door was
locked and he could not got In, but we
must remember that he was in tlio liypuo
tlsm business, and could do things that
other peoplemightcotisidordrnioult'. Many
n time as a boy ho had hypnoti.ed a water
melon dog and then helped himself to the
lie Mion learned that Mr. Crawford had
taken his whole household, and with light
baggage had lied to the depot. He followed
rapidly, and fortunately caught up with
tho carriage containing the party, for they
wero "bridged," and had boon for nearl)
an hour. He tried to hj puotire Mr. Craw
ford, hut the old man had shrewdly had
himself vaccinated, and so he was safe,
There was nothing for the doctor to do
but to follow the procession, for Crawfonl
had evidently heard that his daughter was
In California, and had resolved to go to
the old man, liut wltTiout avail He then
tried to hypnotise the ticket office Into giv
ing him a lower licrth, but the agent had
been exposed when he wan young, and so
wasn't afraid of getting it now
Therefore Dr. Watson had to Jump bur
rledly on the rear platform as the train
pulled out, and sleep In the smoking car,
with his front teeth resting heavily on ids
knees, all tho livelong night.
In the drawing room of a pleasant aim
airy sleeping car supplied with electric
bells ami a thermometer wits a buffet, tho
sandwiches in which studied like lower
eight, while lower eight got even by smell
Ing llko a corned beef sandwich, and here
sut Mr. Crawford aud Miss Hrown. Helow
is given a picture of MIhh Hrown. Her
name was Colin Hrown, but her friends
called her Tell and Hrown with an air of
badinage v lilcli brought a rosy Mush and
sweet bright miiIIon lo her fair face
J Great omposit flouel.
THE JOINT WOUK OK
W. H. Bnllou, Ella Whoolor Wilcox,
MaJ. Alfrod C. Calhoun,
Alnn Dalo, Howo & Hummol,
Paulino Hall, Inspoctor Byrnos,
John L. Sullivan,
Noll Nolaon, Mary Eastlako,
P. T. Barnum. BUI Nyo.
The artist has happily caught this smile
with his llttto cntch-ns catch-can camera.
The picture was originally a full length
figure, but jwlng to the pressure on our
advertising space and a nolo just received
from tho chief of police wo have decided to
condense tho portrait as much as possible.
Hrlelly, but truthfully and tearfully, Miss
Drawn made a clean breast o,f her sorrow
ful slavery to Dr. Watson, tho hypnotist,
and on her knees she ptomlsed tho old man
that never again would sho give him an
opportunity to wield his ghoulish aud dls
agreeable inllueuco over her
As the fair head of the beautiful girl
rested on his knee, and with trembling
lingers he screwed up her Psche knot a
little tighter, so that It could not get
muddy a tho spirited roadster sped along
the track, he thought he had never saw so
fair a being, taken all around, as sho was.
Mr. Crawfonl always used tho choicest
English In his conversation, hut occasional
ly his thoughts wero ungrammatlcal.
"I also haven confession to make, dear
one," he said. "Prepare for a piece of In
formation which you can hardly credit,
save that I, who am, or is, or areas tho
caso may be, tho criminal, tell it to you
"Would jou believe that 1, who am your
comrade on this journey, whoso faco Is so
refined, sosplrituclle. could have taken the
life of l)r. Croulnf
"Could you belluvo Hint I, a professor of
religion and u worthy insldo guard for two
terms in the Little Hethel Independent
Order of Oood Templars, No. .'W.Tftt, could
have gone under
the cover of dark
ness anil with a
bright new clasp
knife cut Into tho
nice warm vitals
of a neighbor, and
then, vUtli his hot
blood spurting up
my sleeve, hacked
the dying man to
HKNltV IIUK8IIAM. pieces, put him in
a shawl strap and carried him away to a
sewer trap, and concealed his dishevelled
rcmnins so that tho polico could not got on
to my spoor?
"And yet for months this terrlblo secret
has been preying upon my soul. Vester
day while Dr. Watsou was uptown it oc
curred to mo that possibly I did not kill
Cronln, aud so, picking up a paper, I rend
that another muti did it Following up
this germ of thought, I soon also discov
ered that I was abroad nil tho our of tho
Cronln murder 1 am now wondering if
Dr. Watson has not been wielding an un
holy Influence over mo which tho delight
ful climate of California aud some light
stimulant like ryo whisky and opium may
A quick sob came from the bowed
form beforo him. "Oh, Kphralm, thank
God You may lie able to prove yourself
Innocent after all," sho said She hail
never called him Ephraim beforo
He stooped and whispered a few low,
passionate words in her ear Her head
bent lovjur and a quick flush of shrimp
pink bathed face, neck and shoulders
It was hut the work of a moment for
Kphralm to call up a sleepy but clerical
looking man in upper live, also in pajamas,
who quietly slid down to the draw ing room
and in tho presence of tho sleeping car con
ductor mid porter mado tlu two man aud
AKIHI TIIK WUK,K
And what of llenr) Henshall. the hero
aud artistic ass of this story?
loavlng his art to shirk for Itself, and
forgetting that ho had promised on that
very day to paint two large barns for a
party In Oakland, he fought madly for a
place on the tiulti In ortUr to follow- an
unknown flaxen haired llddler, who did
not care a tent for him or his art Henry
Henshall was not a bid man, hut lie needed
some groat calamity or severe uiucusslon
to jolt a little sense Into him That was
all l.lfn bad been too smooth with him
lie had painted xovoinl portraits of Hon
I rite ('end. which had ben accepted by
the famll) ami paid for, jet after all he
iieedod something that would almost kill
him, hut nut quite This would, the duo
tor thought, knock the talents out of him,
aud give him an ambition to do as he
'Urcoil and p.iy his debts
Such an episode was In store for him
Tor, hj a strange fatality, this train he
rode upon a few nights later (although Mr
Illinium, by a Mluht oversight, which Is
perfect I) pnrilonable in a mail who has a
large amount of stock to food and water
and bod down and take care of nights,
places the aeclilont on the first night out)
crashed into the train which brought Mr
Crawfonl west In search of his child
On that fatal night Kdhii placed her vlo
lln In her berth, where it could not. get
overheated hj the steam pipes, and then,
letting down her angelic hnlrtlll It fell
ubout her slight llguro like a halo of mo
lasses candy, she looked so sweet that I lit.
porter thoughtlessly swallowed a pillow
which he was holding in his teeth as he
watched her skin
up the step ladder
aud plunge Into
her couch with a
She soon stuck
tor head tl o w n
into Mrs. lieu
shall' berth, how
ever, anil said ton
"My dear friend,
I do not know
v hv. but I think 1
ingoing to die," IJt,'VA "awioimi
and she thotiUdsh- uuotrvl kurau liuex
from the denllilsil sccuo lu which Little
Kvn gently glides up tho lltinio at FJ n
week in an "Undo Tom's Cabin" company.
"I have saved quite u little fortune from
my popular appearances beforo the public,
and I wish jou would give it to my father
If I tile."
A quick sob enmo from the lower berth
occupied by Mrs. Honshu!!.
It was hers. She made It herself
"Nay, nay, my dear," sho said, "If ojcther
die, let it Iki I or mo. If that sounds Is-t
tor. Oh, let modiol"
With that she moaned plteousl), like a
person w ho does not feel well
"Yes, dear lady," said Kduu, handing her
a crocheted purse containing $S "This
will lift the mortgage on the old farm and
wipe out tho personal Indebtedness of in)
father I am a poor, persecuted girl, fol
lowed at nil times by cither a wild eyed
hypuotier who Is out of a Job, or else a
spll. whiskered artist who barclj earns
t untigli by kalsnmlulugto follow me about
like a mutton headed Nemesis all tin
while. I shall die content, dear lady
(iood night "
I cannot go to any great length to do
scribe that horrible night. It was a won
ler that one human being came fortli alive
from the terrlblo wreck iuil Awful hcl. I
was going to say
Henry Henshall was struck on the head
by a fresh train fig, aud for a time lay uu
lonsclnus, but the smell of his burning
trousers aroused him. aud lie got up ami
went out of the car
Strangest of all, tho blow had cleared his
intellect and knocked tho laudable pusotit
of his mind, as It were, ami "Inn" was
tho llrst word on his lips Tho awful pict
ure seemed to bewilder him a moment, ami
then he set to work From the window of
a burning car a white and beautiful arm
extended through tho broken window On
the hand, though spotted with bright scar
let splotches, he recognized Ids wife's wed
With 11 cry of agony ho dashed into tho
crushed ami burning wreck, and Justus the
llames were beginning to creep upon her lie
Jumped from tho hungry flames with his
fainting but happy wife In his arms Again
und again he blessed the happy blow-on his
head which had cleared his vision anil
made him seo how-near he camo to losing
a good, true aud desirable wife
I zona's hair turned snowy white, und is
so yet, but slio makes a beautiful matron,
a kind mother and n good wife to the cash
lerof her father's bank, Mr. Henry Hen
shall, who hasuslguatiironnw worth fcJAO,
UJO In his own Individual right.
Kritm wwirnevWfully recovered Aside
from tho hinges of her violin cu.se, her re
mains wore never found I hated to vvrlto
this, but I am not here to bo sentimental.
I must lie truthful. Her money was used,
or 11 portion of It at least, to relieve her fa
ther's Indebtedness, anil with the balance
was founded a conservatory of music in
tSl!v. . ' ft 1 j&?:''
l)r Watson was pinned tothewieck by
the ear and slow y scalded to death He
fore he died Im said he was sorrv for w hat
he had done, but jet with his last breath
ho tried to blloa preacher who win pmjltig
for him He was a low crcaiuiv lie was
ndlsiimveable person, and his ileal li utterly
failed to last a gloom over thetmniuunlly
Mr Cinw fori I and his bride ictuiucd to
Chicago and lemalued there quite awhile.
They were very, very happy Indeed
Mrs l)r Watson went on the stage und
did well She receives good wages, and
nlso got f.'i(xx Insurance on her husband,
whiwo life she had Insured the jcar beforo.
With this money she iMiught two beautiful
dresses, which she now wears on tho stage
aud w blt'h make a great hit,
Mr and Mrs. Henshall nre real happy nil
the lime Henry Is n good provider ami
I .elm ant (instruct a cake which will mnko
one's hair curl Theyhavea good deal of
compati) come to see them, and almost
without except Ion each one suvs uu going
nwn) "We have had a renl good time."
Dr. Alma J. Coc,
Office, 1704 M BtrceU 1.1N00T.N, Nlill.
General l'rncl loner uiitl lt)ulonlt. Will
treat illlllcult mid complicated eases sent to
the ell j.
OlVice Hours: 8 lo 1 J a, lit , J to 7 p 111,
NOTE THE NEW DIFFERENTIAL PARES
In Conjunction with tho Erlo SyJcm
operittes l"ii st Vostlliuloil Trnlns liu-
tween I'hlciiKo and the Athuitle HentKiiinl
You may travel In Hie most nieicaut anil
Complele I'lilluinu Vestlhuled Trains ever
eniuyriicled anil save II Ml in llulliilo and Nl
SKarn Falls, UW to New York, iiXi to Al
bany and Troy, and 1 1 oil to lloslon and Now
No rival lino offers tho uiIvuiiIiikch of a ss
loin of throllKli First and Second-class Day
Coaches mid l-UM.MAN DININO (JAHS
Chicago to New York.
It Is the only lino oporatlngl'iilhiiiiu Cars
to llostoti and New- ImKland via Alhany.
Cntlro Trains are IlKhted hy gas, heated by
ten 11. I'ulliiiiiii DIiiIiik Cars run tlirotigli lu
I'lilluinu Chair and Rlccptiiit Cars (o C0I11111
bus,0.,iuid Ashlauil, by. Dully.
No I'.xtrii Churijo for Fast Time and ITnsiir
piissoil Accniiiuioilatlons Allonleil by these
for ilrtiUlttl Infiirnuition. tickets unit reset-
iiitlons In l'ullmnn earsnpplv lo your lis-nl
1 1 ties of rallu a v , or to (Ml iUAiio t Ii rv Tick kt
Okku'H.s, 107 Cl.AiiK Hr., 11111I Peiirhorii Hta
tlou, in (IiMicik,
L. 0. CANNON, F. C. DONALD,
lien AkI., for Iteeelver Oen. I'ass. Ant
Santa Fe Route !
Atc!m)i,rip)'u& anta Fe R. R
The Popular Route to the Pacific t
Through Pullman and Tourist
Between Knnsas Citv and SAN DIKGO,
LOS ANGULUS, and SAN FRAN
CISCO. Short Line Mates to'
Double Daily Trnin Service Between
Knusns City nnd PUKIILO, COLOR ADO
SPRINGS, and DKNVKR. Short
Line to SALT LAKH CITY.
The Direct Texas Route
iolld Trains Between Kansas City ami
Galveston. The Short Line Between
Knouts City nnd Gainesville, Ft.
Worth, Dallas, Austin, Temple,
San Antonio, Houston, anil
nil Principal Points
in 'I exns,
i'he Oulv Line Running Tbiough the
OKLA'IIOMA COUNTRY. The
Only Direct Line to the Texas
Pnn-IInndle. For Maps nnd
Time Tabic anil Informa
tion Regarding Rntcs
and Routes Call on
S. M. OSGOOD, Gcn'I Ag't
K. L. PALMER. Traveling Agent,
1308 Farnam St.,
o :m: Ji. x-i a. , 3sr e 23 .
Uam Hint operates 6JS00 miles of thoroiiKhly
eiulpped ro.ul III Illinois, WihoiihIu, Iowa,
Missouri, Mluiii sola ami Dakota.
It Is the Host Direct Itoute between all the
P-'.uelpnl I'olnlH In the North went, Southwest
nut Far West
For iniips, time tables, rates of phhhuko and
reltihl, etc.. apply to nea rent station uncut ol
iitc'Aiio, Mii.u-AiiKKR a Ht. Paul Hail
vav, or to any Itallroatl As'tnt anywhere In
II. MII.LKIt, A. V. II.('Altl'i:NTKIl,
(loneiul M'K'r. (len'l I'usb. ,VTkt At.
F TUCKKIt. (li:o. II. IICAFFdltl),
Vhs'.den' Mur. Asst. (I. I'.AT. AkI.
New Hardware Store.
Wluiojou will Always find a (oiupltle l.lneof
SHELF AID BUILDERS HARDWARE
nokm "i 1 on tiii: t i:i,i;iiiiaii:i)
RED CROSS .COOK AND HEATING STOYES,
Finance Work n Speclilty, Stores, tato O St. and 27 and W St
ii- -it II I "11
Lmw ' . "k
iHsliVr 'iH-vaNs h
HHsBMiiOlfiHi . .
H. W. BROWN
The Choicest line of Perfumes. D. M. Fcrr V Finest
Flower unc' Garden Seeds.
17 tSouith Eleveiith street.
.P - '"M' i
-. H'!fHRc8lfifnBiilrHiHti 4JQIMM1 tiv
Notary Public and Real Estate Dealer in City and Farm Property
North German-Lloyd Steamship Co.,
Hamburg-American Packet Co., and Baltic Lints.
AImi Railroad Agent for the different Companies Knst ami Went.
Southampton. Havre, Jlnmhurtf, Stctten, London, I'arU, Norvvav, I'hinoutli, Ilremet.,
Sweden, and nnv point In Kuropc.
I'oKt Oulut- and Foreign Exchange
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L. MEYER, 108
I nvlmrliirifi tnellltles oust with the hlifucH Hanks and Having InsiMtitlons, I am pro
pi'id lo iiinlc- all kinds of Loans on First Ileal Kutnlo MorlmiitiH, Ity or Fur in l'ronortr
I I loftjiiiis, at the lowest Interest I alsodcnl In hclmol llomls, State, County anil CliV
vt 111 Mints. hIro In Mule. County and City Certified tliilms, 11111I will alwajs imy tlio lileheii
market prWo Cull muUei moor LorrcniHind with me. "
Table Service Unsurpassed in the City.
Apartments Single or En Suite with or without Hoard.
Passenger Ele ators.
Cor, I'-itli ami Stri-rt.
Tvlophiiiit' Nu, IH','.
Ensign's Bus, Carriage and Baggage Lines
asi a. 11th. ot.
Hacks, Coupes, Landaus and Carriages
Woluivo a Hack In vrallliiKiit ouroltloo at all hours day or lihttit, anil call either
liy Telephone or In poraon uro luimedlatul) atiituered Speolul urriiiiKoniciiW fur nuburbun
trip, iiImi for nhopplntc vUIIh to Slate I'rUon, Iiimiuo iluni,eto
RttttlMul Da to, tSS6.
The German National Bank,
Cnpitjil Piild up, $100,000.00
Surplus . . . 25,000.00
Triinsiirlx a Krimrul Imuklnu huslliess
Issues hitlers ororeillt.ilriiNvilriitlsiin allpnrt
of the world. l'orelu 1 nlli etlons a speelalty .
Office) 1 ami )h rr01 1
IIP.ItMAN II. HCIIAIir.lttl, I'reshlenl.
( C. MD.NHON, Vice President.
.ItmCI'll IIOI'.II M Kit, t'ashler.
(), .1. WII,Ct., AsxIstiintCiuliler.
. I!. MOS'TdO.MKUY. AI.I'.X. HAl.TKIt
I'. A. Illinil. Ml'.lt. II, J, llltOlliniU'ON
WAl.TIIIt.l. IIAItltlH. .1. A. IIIIDKLHON
Nebraska's Leading Hotel,
Cor. lltli and Harney His ,
0&C.A.3X.A., .t XTExL
All Modern Improvements nnd
B. 8II.L0WAY, Pro'rletor.
IRA IIIOBY, Principal Olark.
Untied to all prominent points n Europe.
-.. ., ... I.. .
North Tenth Street.
M. ISABEL BOND Prop.
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