The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, November 14, 1910, Image 5

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8oclety Bursts Upon Mr. Gormly.
Enter at last. Miss Haldane, accom
panted by her father, her mother, net
brother, Miss Louise Van Vleck Stew
art (one of her Intimate friends and a
possible sister-in-law), Dr. Warren
Deveaux (a retired physician, an old
bachelor and an 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 began unbutton
ing his coat and slipping it off as he
' "Your pardon, sir," said Gormly,
"but Mr. Goodrich is no longer the
owner of this place."
"Why, Mr. Gormly," burst out Miss
Haldane impetuously, as she turned at
his Tolce 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 the background
and bad not observed their host until
she heard him speak. As she spoke,
she stepped forward Impulsively with
outstretched hand.
"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
this gentleman?"
. "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 " she
paused uncertainly.
"Seven months yesterday. Miss Hal
aane, answered uormiy, wno 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
sot have continued in it
"Yes," said Haldane at this Juncture,
"I have been making out checks with
monotonous regularity to your firm
ever since."
"My good roan-.-" began Mrs. Hal
Jane still somewhat vaguely, and evl
dently rather at a loss how to plac
this irreproachably clad and fine ap
pearlng gentleman who had soiled hit
hands with trade and yet did not seem
to be at all embarrassed or ashamei
of it
"Mother!" exclaimed the daughter,
blushing with vexation. 1 "Mr. Gormly,
forgive me, I forgot that you did not
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 ai
cold and formal in his manner as an)
one in the room.
"Nevertheless I want the pleasur
of presenting you to my mother. Mr
George Gormly, mother, my very goo
Mrs. Haldane drew herself up
Gormly bowed himself down in a bon
most carefully calculated to express i
proper degree of appreciation of thi
honor and nothing more.
"My friend, Miss Stewart; my fa
ther, and my brother, Mr. Llvlngstom
Haldane; Dr. Deveaux."
The persons mentioned bowed cool
ly, except that Livingstone Haldani
infused a little more cordiality in hit
recognition than the others did, whllt
Dr. Deveaux actually stepped forwan
and extended his hand.
"My dear sir," he said genially, hli
old face beaming with good natun
and genuine admiration, "I am de
lighted to have the privilege o
shaking you by the hand. Anybodj
who has the courage to attack thi
Gotham Freight .Traction company ai
you have done in the papers may bi
regarded as a public benefactor whoa
It is an honor to know."
"Thank you," said Gormly, gratefu
for this recognition.
"Sir," began Hildane, "an unfoi
tunate accident to our machine hat
thrown us upon your hospitality. I dli
not know that my friend Goodrich hai
sold this place or"
"Let that give you no concern, sir,'
answered Gormly; "I pray that yoi
will consider the place and all In t
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 Haldane
slowly removing his coat; "but mj
own place lies but six miles beyoni
here, and if you will permit us to tela
phone my stables, I think we thai
have to trouble you but little."
"The telephone is In the Hbrarj
yonder, Mr. Haldane, and is at youi
service a Is everything In the house
I regret that my own stables are not
ytt furnished. The small sutloi
wagon and pair which brought you u
are the only horses I have on th
place just now."
"And Jolly well crowded we were!'
said young Haldane. i
"Meanwhile." continued Gormlv
-may i asc nave you had dinner? ii i
I ofTer you anything to eat. or" j
"We thank you." answered Mrs. Hal
dane, "but we dined at the Braddons
a place five or six miles back befort
we started."
"A cud of tea or a glass of wln
after your cold ride, then?" sai4
"That would be very nice Indeed."
said Miss Haldane. "Louise, aren't,
you simply dying for a cup of tea?" I
"Perishing for lack of it," answered
Louise promptly. I
Gormly summoned the butler, gavi
the necessary directions, showed Hal
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
showed the women into a small recep
tton room on the other side of th
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 prlvaU
brand, they found excellent, while Hal
dane vainly endeavored to get in com
munication with his own bouse. Such
was the severity of the storm for a
country ill prepared for it, however,
that the wires were broken in every
direction. Even that to the lodge waa
found to be out of order at last
Gormly had 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 waa
more of a living room than anything
else. The 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
she 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 she burst upon him
that way however, the sight dazzled
him. It was so far beyond any dream
he had ever Indulged that he 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 I confess my
imagination unequal to"
"Do you like it?" said the girl nerv
ously. .
"1 am scarcely conscious of it, Miss
Haldane," he returned directly. "I see '
only you." 1
"How singularly unobservant," she I
said lightly, recovering her equipoise,
"for a man whose business It Is to buy I
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
the library.
"Mr. Gormly," began Haldane, sen
ior, "I am unable to get anybody over
the telephone."
"I am sorry to hear that I suppose
that the wires are down on account of
the storm."
"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
the lodge?"
"Neither is broken to saddle, I be
lieve, and but I can send a man over
on foot I have no doubt "
"I hardly think that would be pos
sible," 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.
Haldane. "Why, we couldn't think of
such a thing. The danger!"
"Madam, I have been afoot In worse
storms than this," he answered, "when
I was a mere boy in the far west."
It was the first intimation anybody
from New York had had as to any
period of Gormly's life outside of New
York, end one of the company at leant
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 ns over?" questioned Liv
ingstone Haldane.
"I am afraid not," answered Gormly.
"TJiey have bcn driven rather ha;rd
uaay, ana tney are a light pair at
best, as you notice."
"Well, we are' thrust upon you, then,
marooned as it were."
"I hope you won't And my house the
typical desert island," answered Oorm
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 I sunn."
answered Haldane somewhat gloomi
ly. "1 guess you will have to keep us
until morning."
"Think how happy you make a lone
ly old bachelor." returned Gormly, "by
beln? his Christmas guests. And if
you will accept this situation, as In
deed I fear you must, I shall make ar
rangements & that you can be taken
to your own place on Christmas morn
ing. Let me consult my butler, who
was Mr. Goodrich's major domo before
I bought the place, and see what can
be done."
A brief conversation with that func
tionary threw some little cheer over
the situation. Gormly's own ward
robe, which had been sent down,
would amply snpply the men with
whatever they needed, and the butler
Imparted the cheering news that the
lodgekeeper was a married man with
two grown daughters, and ha had no
doubt that such things aa the women
required might be secured from them.
"Send at once," said Gormly quick
ly, "and ask Mra. Bullen to come up
to the house and be of what service
she can to the ladles. How are we
off for bedrooms?"
"Plenty of them, sir, and all ready
for guests.
"Well, see that they are prepared,
and have Mrs. Bullen here immediately.-
As the butler went ol to attend to
these orders, Gormly re-ontered the
room and found the whole party com
fortably gathered about the Are. He
explained that he had found a wom
an on the place, the lodgekeeper's
wife; that he had sent the station
wagon for her; and that she would be
present doubtless within a halt hour
with such indispensable articles of at
tire as might serve to make the wom
en guests at least comfortable.
"If you were only in communication
with your shop, Mr. Gormly," said Mrs.
Haldane and whether she meant to
be offensive or not Gormly could not
tell "we would lack nothing."
"I am sorry for your sake, madam,
that I am not As it is, we shall have
to do our best with the limited re
sources at hand."
Conversation ran on desultorily this
way for a short time, when the butler1
announced the arrival of Mrs. Bullen.
As he did so, the tall clock musically
chimed out the hour of nine.
"Now that your woman is here, Mr.
Gormly," said 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 "I think I'll stay awake until
"Will you go, Beekman?" said Mra,
Haldane, addressing her husband.
"Why er my dear "
"I was about 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
Ther Waa Frank, Open Admiration In
His Glance.
don't care much for bridge at best"
"Good night," said Mrs. Haldane,
moving away, escorted by the butler,
and met outside presently by Mrs.
"Mr. Gormly -md I will watch your
game," said Eleanor..
Mlsa Haldane la Charmed and Charm
ing. "Mr. Gormly," began Miss Haldane,
1 have not seen you for some time."
"Not for two months and eleven
days, Miss Haldane," answered Gorm
ly quietly.
"Gracious!" exclaimed the astonish
ed girl. "How pat you have the time!
Do you keep a calendar of my visits
to your officer
"I have a marveloua memory for de
tails which I wish to remember," said
the man.
"And I am so much Interested In
the settlement house that How does
it progress, by the way?" be contin
ued, gravely as If bis recollection of
anything connected with her waa a
mere matter of course.
"Oh, beautifully. You aee, there is
nothing to consult you about now. It
la all In the architect's and builders'
hands. You have been so helpful to
me I really don't know what I should
have done without you."
"And you have, of course, respected
my confidence? No one knows any
thing about my connection with the
"No on at alL"
"Not even your father?"
"Certainly not I never discuss busi
ness with my father, nor doea he
discuss business with me."
"And yet." said Oormlr oulcklr. "
shou!d think he might discuss busi
ness with you to advantaKe."
"What do you mean?" asked the
"I am a business man. Miss Haldane.
accustomed to deal with nu n and
women in a business way, and much
depends upon my ability to estimate
the capacity of tbose with whom I
won. i nave not orten seen a woman,
or even a man, with a better head for
business than you hare."
It was the deftest thing the man
could have said to her. Women, she
knew, were not naturally business
like, and to have such qualities at
trlbuted to her was the subtlest kind
of flattery. It came, too, from a man
who was a power In the business
world, and waa therefore the more
"It la very good of you to aay that"
said the girl, smiling pleasantly in ap
preciation, "and I am more proud of it
because everybody says you are such
a One business man yourself."
"I should like to do something real
ly worth while," said the girl after a
little pause. "I like people who do
something worth while."
"So do I." said the man, with obvi
ous meaning.
"Mr. Gormly," she exclaimed im
petuously, "why don't you do some
thing worth while?"
Gormly smiled. "My dear young
lady," he answered really, he waa
old enough to be her father, he
thought half sadly, as he noted his
form of speech "I have the largest
store in the world. I have agents in
every civilized country and many that
are uncivilized. I own and control a
fleet of steamers. I have my private
woolen mills, and silk mills and fac
tories. I suppose there are ten thou
sand people in my employ. I can give
jou a check for another million for
your settlement work as often as you
II u il
winn il, ana
v "These are all very well, Mr. Gorm
ly," said the girl gravely. "They spell
tremendous material success; they
show your ability and acumen; In the
eyes of the world they count for a
great deal; indeed, I find lately that
they are counting more and more;
but they don't really amount to any
thing after all What is money, what
are power and Influence? My father,
for instance, waa born with more than
he could possibly spend, more than be
knew what to do with, inherited from
thrifty ancestors who had the wit to
buy land when It could be bought for
a song. He has influence, power,
What doea it amount to? I want him
to do something, really to do some
thing in the world for the good of
mankind. I am preaching to you Just
as I preach to him."
"Do you look upon me as you would
a father?" asked Gormly quickly.
"Why, no, not exactly. Certainly
not," answered the girl.
"I am forty-four, you know."
"No, I didn't know; but what If you
are? You are still a young man. My
father Is fifty -Ave, and I don't call htm
"Wonderful consideration from twen
ty-two!" said Gormly smiling.
"Well," resumed the girl, "I was
saying that you ought to do something
In life. You have made yourself. You
started with little or nothing, if I may
believe the newspaper accounts of
"Have you been reading them?"
"Every word," answered the girl.
"I was quite proud of being able to
say to my friends that I knew you and
what they said about you was true."
Never In bis life bad Gormly been
happier than at this frank, spontan
eous expression of approval.
"You ought to put these great tal
ents of yours at the service of your
fellow men; not In buying and selling,
but In doing something for them," she
ran on.
-uont you think that In selling
them honest goods at a fair profit In
telling them the strict and only truth
about what you have to soil, in allow
ing them the utmost freedom of re
turn fl"d exchange, In providing gen
erously for employees, Is doing serv
ice to your fellow men?"
"Certainly, it Is. It Is doing service
to the little world which yoj touch,
a larger world perhaps than most of
us can touch. But I want you to do
something, I want every man and
every woman who baa the ability to
do something, in a great, splendid
"But what would you have me do?"
"I don't know," answered the glrL
"I don't know what I would have any
body do; but there are so many things
to be done, so many wrongs to be
righted, so many things to be achieved.
The great man goes out and makes
opportunities. Part of his greatness,
I take It consists In aeeing what there
Is to do. Ruskln says somewhere that
the greatest thing anynody can do is
to see something. If I were a great
woman, I could answer your question
better; but I am only"
"I think you are-a great woman,"
said Gormly softly, "and I would be
perfectly willing to take your answer
and abide by It."
"I would not have It that way," an
swered the girl dreamily. "When my
father asks me what I woutd have him
do, I aay to him, 'Go and see.' He
laughs at me; most people laugh at
me. You don't, Mr. Gormly."
"Never!" said Gormly. "And I con
fess to you that of late I have hid
similar thoughts. I want to do some
thing for humanity," be went on
slowly. "There are certain people
who stimulate ua to achievement, who
awaken our ambition, who quicken our
hope, who Don't you comprehend?
Yon have put something Into my life
which It lacked. Now I want to do
something for you. Miss Haldane."
"For me, Mr. Oormly?"
"For you and my fellow men; for
your approval and their. Yon sea
you have brought to In touch with a
state of .being qf which I knew little.
I was not onrn into your society, rn
til 1 aw you. I had nj desire to mln
e'e In It. 1 have not tsken a voca
tion, except business trips aboard, for
tw?uty-flve years. For Instancu, this
Is tht first time in all tl:at long period
that I have stood alone In a roira and
talked socially, by her gracious privt-
ce. on terms of outward euualitr.
witn a liner, nign bred, capable, wom
an. Can't you understand how you
exert a new influence, bow you have
brought a new force into my life, and
that from my acquaintance with you
results are certain to come?"
He sat down on a chair on the other
side of the fireplace as he spoke.
bringing himself on a level with her.
She looked at him with curious inten
sity. She saw hla smooth shaven face
seamed and lined with thought and
care. She marked the strength, the
Intelligence, the resolution, in his
countenance. It lacked completing
touches of tenderness, It lacked the
woman's Influence; but aside from
that it waa altogether admirable, vir
ile, and strong.
"I want to do something," he said,
"to make me worth," his voice trem
bled, "the respect of," he looked at
her "of people like you," he went
on, "and I am going to do something,
"You frighten me," said the girl,
appalled aa we often ax by the grant
lug of our prayers, the acceptance of
our suggestions, the realization of our
hopes. "I dont like to feel that what
you are doing is for for "
"Say it Miss Haldane. For you."
"I can't assume such a responsibili
ty," she protested; "and such a motive
is not the highest, the best"
"Nonsense!" said the man almost
roughly. "The best things in life are
done for the sake of good women, and
there Is not a human being in the
world who possesses your powers and
capabilities who does not thrill to
responsibilities. In your heart of
hearts you are glad or you will be
glad If through your Inspiration some
thing is accomplished, by whatever
way or means it may be even by
me for mankind."
And the woman knew that the
words were true. She thrilled even
then to the strength of his protesta
tion. "You see I know humanity. I dont
know society; you observed that by
my awkward reception of you all her
"Indeed." said the girl; "It was
most graceful and kindly hospitality,
and we deeply appreciate It"
"It Is good of you to say so. These
things I could learn," he hesitated, "if
I had some on who knew to teach
me; but other thinga I know myself.
I am at a discount Ith women; but
I can handle men nd I know men.
Every human being is glad to ally
himself with succeaa. If yon and I
together do aomethtng, you will be
happy If we succeed."
i "And miserable If w fall?" queried
the girl with a nervous laugh.
"We will not fall."
"You are proposing a partner-shin?"
"Ther Is a quasi partnership" exist
ing between us now in the settlement
house. Your devotion, your generous
thought for those people, with my
business back of you for it is back of
you, Miss Haldane, In that or anything
else to the last limit Is going to pro
duce results ther that nobody dreams
j "Are you going to devote yourself
to that?"
"No." said the man quickly. "I have
something higher and greater In view,
! That's your part of the partnership;
mine la to help you, and "
"And what are you going to dor
asked the girl. Intensely Interested,
leaning forward, her breath coming
"I am going to be mayor of New
York, for one thing. Miss Haldane."
"Yes. And then?"
It touched him immensely to see
i the matter of fact way with which
I she accepted hla stupendous declara.
"And then, I am gotng to be the best
j mayor New York ever had, an hones!
! mayor. The administration shall b
conducted on business lines, and busi
ness with me doesn't spell chicane.
There Isn't a dishonest dollar in my
fortune. You will forglv my personal
talk? I don't often resort to it; but
you make me tell whatever you wan!
'to know."
How did this man divine that these
things were things she wanted to
know? thought the girl, as she nodded
gravely to him.
"Go on!"
"I am going to suppress graft; I am
going to break up the gangs that rob
the city; I am going to bring the trac- j
tlon companies, the freight and the
'others, to terms. I am going to make
them give the people good value for
the franchises they enjoy; I am going
'to reform the police force and stop
jits taking toll of crime, Its connivance
with sin! New York Is going to be
free, and I am going to tell It the
truth and make It so!"
He stopped and, not trusting him
self to look at her, stared Into the fire
again. There waa a long pause.
! "Well," said be, flashing a direct
jlook at her, "what do you think of It,
I Miss Haldaner
1 "It is the greatest dream that ever
entered a human brain," said the girl
1 "It Is my business, it has been my
business all my life, MIbs Haldane, to
make dreams come true, and I am
dreaming now a greater dream, dearer
to m than that I have outlined before
i What could he mean? She strove
to meet his glance fairly; but her own
'eyes fell before his own direct gas,
j "Do you think I can do It mak my
i dream com true?" he asked.
1 "Which dream, Mr. Oormlyr
"That you can be mayor of New
York; that you can redeem the city;
that you can restore to the peopls
their liberties I don't know. Othei
men have tried it and have failed."
"And I may fall, too," answered
Gormly v?ry quietly. "Such achieve
ments are not the results merely of
one man's efforts. The people them,
serves must respond. Whether I can
make them do that or. not will de
termine the Issue."
"I think you can, Mr. Gormly. You,
have made me respond."
"And will you help me?"
"I! What can I do?"
"Do what you have done tonight;
listen to me, believe in me, insplre
me, be my silent partner In my en
deavor as I have been yours in your
"And after you have succeeded?"
"That's the other dream, and "
"Mr. Gormly," she said resolutely
"if you mak that dream come tmw
you will have done mora service to
humanity than baa ever been don br
a citizen of this republic, and yout
will be the greatest man on this sld
of the world."
"And if my other dream cornea
true," said Gormly, "I will bo the hap
piest." "May they all come true!" said th
girl Impulsively rising and giving him
her hand.
"Do you mean that?" eagerly asked,
the man, gratefully taking her prof
fered hand in his own firm, resolved
clasp. (
"I don't know." she faltered, "what
your other dream is; but if it corr
spends with the one you have told torn.
1 repeat the prayer."
"At the proper time," said the man,
"you shall know. Meanwhile, tomor
row we shall get to work." .
"Tomorrow will be Christmas," said
the girl, smiling.
"My Christmas present to you, Mlssj
Haldane, will be the beginning of th
"And mine to you, Mr. Gormly," shei
returned laughing, "will be my good
wishes and hearty encouragement ln
your labor."
"I could wish nothing better h
went on lightly, glad and relieved al
this change from the Intensity of th
Interview. "I shall announce myself
as a candidate for the mayoralty at
the next? election. Representative ot
th minority party have already ap
proached me on that subject"
"And what did you aay to them?"
"Nothing yet You aee this la all
new work to me, and I must consider
my way carefully."
i "Have you ever made a pubUt
speech r
"Never in my life."
"Well, If you can talk to the peopte
as you have talked to me tonight, 1
am sure you will win."
. The girl said it artlessly, carelessly;
but his heart leaped to the assurance
"That's to be determined," he said.
"Most men would say It was eaatel
to talk to on woman than to a thou
sand people. I have had experience
with neither. At I told you. It baa
been a quarter of a century sine I
talked alone with, a woman."
"Waa that In the west of which yon.
I "I am glad to tell you. It waa I
tthe west. She wasn't a good woman,
'Miss Haldane," be said simply, "and
1 have never seen her since thai
"Didn't you know that she waa not
a good woman?" asked the girl.
She had no right whatever to con
tlnue this conversation; but some
'thing impelled her. He had been verjt
I frank. Ills Interest In her waa now
matched by hers In him.
j "Not at that time; I did not suspect.
I that ta, I was only a boy ot nineteen.
I "And is it because of that woman
that you have seen no others until I
met you?"
"Yes, Miss Haldane.-
"Poor man!" said the girl half ta
j "Not at all" answered Gormlyt
"you were quite worth waiting for."
"Eleanor," said her father at thla
moment, "won't you take my hand? 1
want to talk to our host a little my
And although Eleanor, as she had
said, cared nothing for bridge, the Im
terruption at this Juncture waa vsrji
welcome to ber.
To he continued
Card of Thank.
To the kind neighbors and friends
who so thoughtfully assisted us dur
ing the sickness an ddcath of our
Ie babes, we desire to express our
sincere thanks, and especially to th
Young Men's Blblo Class of the Meth
odist church, who sent floral tributes
we are grateful to you all.
Harry L. Krugcr and Wife.
at the C, B. & Q. Freight Depot. Th
highest market price paid. Bring in
your poultry.
Clarinda Poultry, Butter & Efl C