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with so.vf. intidkntai.
relation to the woman
By Cyrus ' K
Dearborn Me kill
4.mvriehi. l.uJ, by MoHuU Yu:u A
Society Bursts Upon Mr. Gormly.
Enter at last. Miss Haldane, accom
panied by her father, her mother, hei
brother, Miss Louise Van Vleck Stew
nrt (one of her Intimate frlenda and a
possible sister-in-law), Dr. Warren
Deveaux (a retired physician, an old
bachelor and tin old and intimate
friend of the family.) The newcomers
were all dressed in winter automobile
garments. It was young Haldane who
broke the somewhat awkward pause
consequent upon their entrance.
"Mr. Goodrich," he be.can unbutton
ing his coat and slipping it ol as he
"Your ifirdon,. sir," said Gormly,
"but Mr. Goodrich la no longer the
owner of this place."
"Why, Mr. Gormly," burst out Miss
Haldane impetuously, as she turned at
his voice and recognized him, "this Is
a great surprise! We didn't know
that you were to be one of our neigh
bors." She had been in tha background
and had not observed their host until
Ehe heard him speak. As she spoke,
she 6tepped forward Impulsively with
"Eleanor," exclaimed her father in,
great surprise, surveying Gormly as
he spoke, with a stare as cold as the
winter weather, "do you ah know
"Certainly I do," returned the girl.
"It is Mr. George Gormly of the Gorm
ly store, you know."
"Ah, indeed," began her father.
"I have known him for" 6h
"Seven months yesterday, Miss Hal
dane," answered Gormly, who was
nothing If not accurate.
"We have er bought things at
your shop for a longer time than
that, I fancy," here interposed Mrs.
Haldane vaguely with an air of great
"You have been on my books,
madam, as one of my most valued
customers ever since I moved to
Broadway twenty-one years ago," re
turned Gormly, who was by no means
ashamed of his business, else he would
not have continued in It
"Yes," said Haldane at this Juncture,
"I have been making out checks with
monotonous regularity to your firm
"My good man" began Mrs. Hal
dane still somewhat vaguely, and evi
dently rather at a loss how to plac
this irreproachably clad and fine ap
pearlng gentleman who had soiled his
hands with trade and yet did not seem
to be at all embarrassed or ashamed
"Mother!" exclaimed the daughter,
blushing with vexation. "Mr. Gormly,
forgive me, I forgot that you did nol
know my family."
"I have seen them often in thi
store, Miss Haldane, and have evei
waited upon some of them In othei
days myself," replied Gormly, quite at
cold and formal in his manner as anj
one in the room.
"Nevertheless I want the pleasuro
of presenting you to my mother. Mr
George Gormly, mother, my very goo
Mrs. Haldane drew herself up
Gormly bowed himself down in a bo
most carefully calculated to express I
proper degree Of appreciation of tut
honor and nothing more.
"My friend, Miss Stewart; my fa
ther, and my brother.'Mr. Llvlngstoni
Haldane; Dr. Deveaux."
The persons mentioned bowed cool
ly, except that Livingstone Haldani
Infused a little more cordiality in hii
recognition than the others did, whll
Dr. Deveaux actually stepped forwan
and extended his hand.
"My dear sir," he said genially, hii
old face beaming with good natun
and genuine admiration, "I am do
lighted to have the privilege o
shaking you by tho hand. Anybodj
who has the courage to attack thi
Gotham Freight Traction company ni
you have done In the papers may bt
regarded as a public benefactor whon
it is nn honor to know."
"Thank you," said Corijy, gratefu
for this recognition.
"Sir," began Hvldane, "an unfoi
tnnate accident to our machine hai
thrown us upon your hospitality. I dli
rot know that my friend Goodrich hai
sold this place or "
"Let thnt give you no concern, sir,'
answered Gormly; "I pray that yoi
will consider the place and all in i
as your own. I beg you will take o
your wraps and make yourselves en
tlrely at home."
"That's very handsome of you. I an
sure." continued the elder Haldanq
slowly removing his coat; "but mj
own place lies but six miles beyotu
here, and if you will permit us to tela
phone my stables. I think w shat
have to trouble you but little."
"The telephone is In the llbrarj
yonder, Mr. Haldane, and is at youi
service as Is everything In the house
I regret that my own stables are no
yet furnished. The small lUtlm
wngon and pair which brought you .
are the only horses I have on lh '
place Jrst row." '
"And jolly well crowded we were!,
said young Ha'dane.
"Meanwhile." cor.t'nued Gormlv ;
"may 1 ass nave you had dinner? C'ai '
I o!Ter you anything to eat, or " j
"We thank you," answered Mrs. Hal
dan, "but ae dined at the ttradilons 1
a place five or six miles bark befori
we started." i
"A cup of tea or a glass of win
after your cold ride, then?" sa:(
"That would be very nice indeed,' ,
said Miss Haldane. "Louise, aren-'
you simply dying for a cup of tea?" I
'Terishing for lack of it," answered
Gormly summoned the butler, gav!
the necessary directions, showed Hal j
dane where the telephone was, invited
the other men into the library also )
where there was a well stocked buffet
and excellent cigars; after which hi j
showed the women into a small recep I
tion room on the other side of tha
hall, and left them to divest them
selves of their wraps.
The men refreshed themselves ac
cording to their fancy at the buffet
lighted their cigars, which, as Chal
oner had been careful to send a sup
ply of Gormly's favorite and private
brand, they found excellent, while Hal
dane vainly endeavored to get in com
munication with his own house. Such
was the severity of the storm for a
country 111 prepared for it, however,
that the wires were broken in every
direction. Even that to the lodge was
found to be out of order at last
Gormly bad not waited In the li
brary to hear the result of the tele
phoning. As soon as he had the men
comfortably provided for, he had gone
back to the great hall, which was
more of a living room than anything
else. Tho first of the women of the
party to present herself was Miss Hal
dane. She was In full evening dress.
Her noble head rose grandly from her
exquisite shoulders. In her dark hair
uhe wore a diamond coronet. Her
dress, soft, shimmering stuff of white,
trailed behind her.
He had never seen her except in the
quiet conventionality of a street dress.
He had Imagined her in all sorts of
guises. When 6he burst upon him
that way however, the sight dazzled
him. It was so far beyond any dream
he had ever Indulged that ho could
scarcely comprehend it. He stopped
and stared at her. For once his iron
control deserted him. There was that
frank, open admiration In his glance
of which no one could mistake the
"You must pardon my surprise,"
said Gormly; "I have never seen you
in an evening gown, and 1 confess my
imagination uneqc.nl to "
"Do you like it?" said the girl nerv
ously. "I am scarcely conscious of it, Miss
Haldane," he returned directly. "I see
"How singularly unobservant," she
said lightly, recovering her equlpo'se,
"for a man whose business it is to buy
and sell such things not to notice
"In your presence tonight, Miss Hal
dane, business Is as far from me as
if it was on the other side of the
world. It Is on the other side of the
world," he continued swiftly; "for this
Is a different world from any In which
I have ever moved, and I "
His speech was broken by the en
trance of Mrs. Haldane and Miss Stew
art. The latter waa a fragile, grace
ful, charming girl, who would have
attracted Instant attention and notice
anywhere, except beside her regal
companion and friend. Mrs! Haldane
was a not unworthy complement to
the other two. These two also were
wearing elaborate dinner gowns.
At this moment Haldane, followed
by the two other men, came In from
"Mr. Gormly," began Haldane, sen
ior, "I am unable to get anybody over
"I am sorry to hear thnt. I suppose
that the wires are down on account of
"Exactly. Meanwhile, I scarcely
know what to do. Could you send a
man on a horse over to my place?"
"I should be glad to do so, did I pos
sess the horse."
"The pair that brought us up from
"Neither is broken to saddle, I be
lleve, and but I can send a man over
on foot. I have no doubt"
"I hardly think that would be pos
Fible," Interposed Dr. Deveaux. "I
should not like to be responsible for
any man on foot in such a storm as
"I'll go myself," said Gormly quick
ly. "You, Mr. Gormly!" exclaimed Mrs.
Ha'dnne. "Why, we couldn't think of
such a thing. The danger!"
"Madam, I have been afoot In worse
Ptorms than this," he answered, "when
I was a mere boy In the far west."
It wns the first Intimation anybody
from New York had had as to any
prrlod of Gormly's life outside of New
York, and one of the company at least
pricked up his ears at this remark
and listened attentively.
"We couldn't think of allowing you
to do so," said Miss Haldane.
"I suppose that pair you have could
hardly take us over?" questioned Liv
"I am afraid not" answered Gormly.
"T.hey have br-en driven rather hard
tnnay, ana tnoy are a right parr at
best, as you notice."
"Well, we are thrust upon you, then,
marooned as It were."
"I hope you won't find my house the
typical desert Island," answered Gorm
ly, smiling. "Indeed, I scarcely know
what the resource of the establish
ment are, having entered into posses
sion only today; but whatever they
are, they are at your service."
"There's no help for It 1 suooose."
prest-nt doubtless wimin a t:air hour i
with such indispensable articles of at-
tire as ni'sht serve to make t.e worn- 1
til gje.sts at least comioitaKe.
"If you were only In communication
with your shop. Mr. Gormly," sai 1 Mrs. 1
HalUane and wheilu-r slio meant tu
be offensive or not. Gormly could not
tell "we would lack nothin?,."
"1 am sorry for your take. Madam,
that 1 am not. As it is, we shall have
to do our bst with the liiuUed re
sources at hand." , j
Conversation ran on desultorily tills
way for a short time, whou the butler
announced the arrival of Mrs. Hullen.
As he did so, the tall clock musically
chimed out the hour of nine,
"Now that your woman is here, Mr.
Gormly," i-aid Mrs. Haldane, rising,
"as I am somewhat fatigued from the
ride and the experience, I shall retire
to my room. I suppose you young
people won t think of going to bed
at this unearthly hour?"
"No, indeed," answered Miss Stew
art "1 think I'll stay awake until
"Will you go, Pcekmnn?" said "Mr.
Haldane, addressing her husband.
"Why er my dear "
' "I was Hbout to propose a table of
bridge." said Dr. Deveaux?"
"An excellent idea," returned Hal
dane quickly; "but there are six of
us here and"
"I don't play," said Gormly quickly.
"I'll stay out also," said Eleanor. "I
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There Was Frank, Open Admiration In
don't care much for bridge nt best."
"Good night," said Mrs. Haldane,
moving away, escorted by the butler,
and met outside presently by Mrs.
"Mr Gormly .nd I will watch your
game," sa'd Eleanor.
answered Haldane somewhat glooml-J
ly. "I guess you w ill have to keep us
"Think how hnpry you rake' a lone
ly old bachelor." returned Gormly, "by
help? his Christmas guests. And If
you will accept this situation, as In
deed I fear you must. I shall make ar
rangements so that you can be taken
to your own p'ace on Christmas morn
ing. Let me consult my butler, who
was Mr. Goodrich's ir.ninr domo before
I bought the place, and see what can
A brief conversation with thnt func
tionary threw some Hyie cheer over
the situation. Gormly's own ward
robe, which had been sent down,
would amoly snpp'y the men with
whatever they 'needed, and the butler
Imparted the chefring news that the
lodgekeeper wns a married man with
two grown daughters, and he hnd no
doubt that such things ns the women
required might be secured from them.
"Send at once," said Gormly quick
ly, "and ask Mrs. Bullen to come up
to the house and be of whnt service
she can to the ladles. How are we
off for bedrooms?"
"Plenty of them, sir. and all ready
"Well, see that they are prepared,
and have Mrs. Bullen here Immediate
ly." As the butler went oT to attend to
these orders, Gormly re-entered the
room and found the whole party com
fortably gathered about the fire. He
explained that be had found a wom
an on the place, the lodgekt-eper's
wife; that he had sent the station
wagon for her; auJ that she would bo
To be continued
A. A. Hert.ler, who returned this
morning from a visit of three weeks
with hl.s daughter at Donelson, Iowa,
desires to express to the kind hearted
business men of the city who con
tributed to a fund for his expenses
for the trip, his warmest appreciation
for their kindness. He had not seen
his (laughter for fifteen years, and ho
was very anxious to pay her a visit,
and see his only grandson, which was
born to his daughter some four
It was said that the little babo re
sembled his grandfather and a photo
of the child exhibited to a Journal
scribe, would bear out the statement
A. A. says he can not use language to
suit the occasion in expressing his
thanks to tho merchants who aided
him on this occasion.
Mr. O. Gllson returned from the
hospital on No. 23, but did not bring
his Bon, as the hospital physician did
not think It best for him to leave yet,
as he has not yet been allowed to sit
up. It Is thought that by Saturday
he will be able to come. Mrs. Illunt
thought that she could return home
stu:?s is Re-elected
His Kapr.ty Is Estimated at From
2 CO U 20.CCO.
To;v'..u. .V;v. y.-Govcnur W. U.
Stubl.s as i.'Hii'i ! in kt.nsas by a
majority i: tu il I.. i ini'.i.ican
Ci'inj a.;-n uvu a-is ;:t Mom iS.ivo to
;u,tii. fi,tls u; '.' 1:U r.ue on
pro.;r ssie Ro; .'v :mi th.iform unl
f V r-.A 'vf I
'.SMC AN FRfSSl
WALTER UOSCOI3 STL'IWS.
uns vigorously opposed by George A.
The remainder of the Republican
state ticket Is practically certain of
The election of six Republican con
gressmen is conceded, but the results
of two congressional races remain In
In the Third district, F. P. Camp
bell, a xtundpat Republican, and J. 1).
Pot hin are running a close race.
Frank Rockefeller, n cousin of Job it
D. Rockefeller, and a Democrat, and
L. D Young, a Republican, are having
a ha ! struggle in the Sixth district.
EE-ELECTED III OHIO
Flsrclity Is Largely Increased,
According to Returns.
Cleveland, Nov. 9. Judson Har
mon (Dcin.) was reelected governor
of Ohio by a largely increased plural
ity, according to returns from about
2.10 precincts of the 4,520 in the state.
Kven the approximate figures are still
In doubt, owing to a considerable
switch In various districts of the
state. Two years ano he WU3 elected
In llft'-en Cleveland precincts Har
mon shows a rn!n of fourteen votes
to a prc(lii(t, pint overbalancing the
Republican Hiiln of tMrtv to a precinct
in Cinr'nnatl The complexion of the
legislature Is still In doubt.
The - rural districts are sl owing
large Democratic gains.
Boston. Nov. 0. Tho Democrats
gnlned nine of the first forty-seven
representatives reported elected. This
Is a pain of a Lout 20 per cent, and If
maintained through the Mate would
give the Democrats between eighty
and eighty five seats out of a total or
2 10 in tho house, which would not be
enough to affect the elcrthin of United
Statr; r 'ntor.
Governor 3on S. Prnrer pave out
a strtomer.' conceding the election of
Mr. Foks by a n-.ibnnllal plurality
and congratulating hlin.
Chicago, Nov. ii Returns from
more than lu. pr.-cincin in Chicago,
Hceordhi.' u lb; -J!:. Plena associa
tion, Indicate a Dun n ratio landslide.
The election of the entire Democratic
ticket by a plurality or 40,000 Is prob
able. The returns Indicate that tho
Democrats hnve carried the city by
about 50,000 plurality and that they
may gain five or six of the ten con
EresHlonal districts lr the city.
Philadelphia, Nov. 9 Republican
State Chairman Walton claims the
election of Congressman John K.
Tenor (Rep.) for governor by a htr,e
plurality. Ilerry, his Keystone pi tty
opponent, does not appear to have
been ns strong ns his friend had ex
pected, while Grim, the Democratic
candidate, Is running far behind.
Wheeling, Nov. 9. The election
throughout wus unusually quiet In
every section of the stnte and the vote
was lighter than expected. In Cabell
county at the close of tho polls the
Democrats gain one member of the
state legislature. In Clay county the
Democrats also flaim a gain of one
member lor the legislature.
Cheyenne. Nov. 9. Carey (Dcm.)
for governor has a majority of over
8,000 over Mullen (Rep) In 400 pre
cincts. Mondcll (Rep.), for reelection
as representative at large, Is re elect
ed by over 1,500. Cheyenne alno elect
ed a Democratic mayor
d K iusr iecurtoVen
DM you evei !ny a suit that looiutl jjootl at first
siht, hut in a short timo uu found the collar crawl
ing away from your mvU you had to hitch and pull
'till you jjot the habit it's a bad habit. When a man
hitches his coat he acknowledges he is the victim of
When uur buy our OUALITV CLOTIIKS you
get the non-hitching, non-pull-away kind. They're
cut to fit without a hitch. The collar of a QUALITY
suit or overcoat clings to the neck it hugs the linen
ollar and IT STAYS TIIKKE. Every garment is
built by hand-moulded and shaped 1o the human
Jorm. When you buy these clothes you are getting
what you pay for. Price $20 to $35. Others ?5 to $18.
; THE HOME OF
THE ELECTION IS OVER AND FIE
SULTS SATISFACTORY TO DEMOCRATS
Some Surprise Throughout the State and the Country in General
and a Few in Cass County. O
Tho election returns from tho
country over aro very meagre, but
enough can be gleaned from tho re
ports to know thnt tho republicans
have secured tho worst "lilarkeyo"
they have received in a number of
years. Congress will undoubtedly be
democratic after the 4th of next
March. The retunm also Indicate
that there will be several new demo
cratic senators In tho next senate,
and 0110 of them will be Hon. Gilbert
M. Hitchcock, democrat, who will
supersede Rimer J. Ilurkett. Several
new congressmen will also enter the
lower house of congress from Ne
braska. In tho First distric t it Is thought
at this writing Hon. John A. Mngulre
will succeed himself. In thq Second
district C. O. Ixibeck has been elect
ed. In tho Third district, John A.
Latta succeeds himself. In tho Fourth
district, Indications point to the elec
tion of Judge II. F. Cood. The other
two districts, tho Fifth and Sixth,
will probably return Xorrls and Kln
kald. Otoe county, tho homo of Win.
II. Ilayward, of the FlfHt district,
gave hi in only 102 majority, while
Lancaster, tho homo county of John
A. Mngulre, was carried by tho latter.
In Cass county, the democrats were
successful with the legislative ticket,
re-electing Hon. W. II. Manning for
senator by a largo majority, and
electing C. K. Met.ger and W. II.
I'uls to tho lower house of the legis
lature. Col. M. A. Hates, candidate
for re-election ns (lout representative
from Otoe and Cass counties, was de
feated by 30 votcfj.
New York, New Jersey, Massachu
I tnke great pleasure In returning
my most sincere thanks to those
friends in I'luttsmouth, and aluo In
CaHS and Otoe counties, for the good
work they did on election day In my
behalf, anil hope the time Is not far
distant when 1 can return tho great
favor they have done me. I fought
hard for a re-election bocauso my
record In the last legislature was all
that could possibly have been desired.
I made a straightforward campnlgn,
and did not "carry water on both
shoulders," as my opponent did. I
wns against county option, and I am
still against county option. I have a
warm spot In my heart for my
. . t v US--
setts, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois wheel
into the democratic column, notwith
standing tho "Great I Am," Teddy
RooHevelt, said they must go republi
can, and Raid on the eve of the elec
tion, that New York would give th
republican candldnto for governor
100,000 majority. The people of tha
state of New York have evidently be
come very weary of the dictations ot
Teddy, and gave htm such a blackeya
as he will remember for many years.
Iowa Is very doubtful, but Indica
tions point to tho election of I'orter.
democrat, for governor, and several
Nebraska electa Aldrich, republic
enn, governor, but the legislature
will be democratic In both branches.
While Aldrich carries tho state by
25,000, Hitchcock, democrat, carries
It by at least 2.ri,000. The remainder
of tho state democratic ticket In
thought to be elected, also.
Charles H. Jordan is re-clocted
commissioner from the Third district,
having a clear majority over Mln
chnu, republican, and Dettmnn, Inde
pendent republican candidate.
It will bo linposslblo to give com
plete returns of tho county today,,
but we will endeavor to havo Bams
ready for tomorrow's Issue.
JMnttsnioiith did well by Dahlman,'
giving him a good majority. It also
gave every candidate on tho demo
cratic ticket good majorities. The
outside precincts went for Aldrich,
and his majority in tho county will
reach something over 200.
Otoo county elec ted every man on.
the democratic ticket, and gavo Dahl
man a majority of over 300.
friends and no vengeance in my mini
against my enemies. Tho democrat
did nobly on election day, and they
are to bo congratulated upon the re
sult. While defeated by thirty votes,
I feel very proud of tho support givea
mo by my true friends In the demo
cratic party, as well ns those repub
licans who supported inc. Again, t
thank you, one and all.
M. A. Pates.
John C. Gaucr, of Cedar Crcek,
camo In this morning and served th
state as a witness In the case of tha-.
pooplo against Louis Keezcr and Isa-.
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