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Hw$haw laughed ha he asked
Elisabeth FUake to accept Wharton,
shorn &h had nerer met, as her par
tlcular escort at the theater parly
which Henshav was planning to give
the following -week.
Til V delishted." said. Elizabeth.
Ttut -wt8 tfco joker
"Jim Wfcartoo- the joke," replied
Ilenshaxr. "1 dont suppose he evor
took a jurt anywhere in his life. lie
boards mhere I do."
The nhtut of the parly Jiru"s cos
txuue was certainly Irreproachable,
and but for a certain shyness, T-hioh
troubled h:at more than it did an? cce
els, his manners were Irreproachable.
Elizabeth was the most tactful ot
her J, so. when ste found that her
attempts at conversation seemed ,
raerrly to startle and embarrass her
escort, she alked n est of the time to
tVoshaw and Pauline Curtis, who
were her neighbors on the other side.
Wins thus left to himself. Jim was
tree to enjoy the play.
It was several minutes after tie
vurtain had fallen on the final act be
fore Klixabeth. who had been busily
coHeetinsf fcer possessions, looked
arouad in search of Jim and discov
ered that there was no such person
anywhere to be seen. She gave a lit
tle purs' of mingled surprise and
amusement Henshaw turned toward
Tfcer at tt sound, and when he saw
the vacant chair he. too. laughed.-
"You fol!owed Instructions too well
Elizabeth." he said. "I didnt mean
for you to obliterate yourself so en
tirely that he could go beating it oO
alone like that."
Kot until Jim. still chuckling to him
tIf in retrospective enjoyment cf tb
TpJuy. took out his watch and began to
wind It. which was his first step in the
process of going to bed. was he as
vailed by an unpleasant and all too
familiar sensation. R recocnized it
Tve lost something" he said tc
"himself, besinnirjs to feel about in his
rackets. He knit his brows and trieO
X thirk. It couldnt have been his
ticict to the play, for he had beer
there and come home again. "Great
TlsT.' he soUloquiied. "I dont know
when Tfv enioyvd anything so much.
X wtvadcr If Tom
Here te struck a clew. "Why
where Is TosaT" he asked, thoughtful
ly. We certainly went together.
Tr.ew. like a flash, it all came back
in one horrible, overwhelming fiooJ.
Vnen Tom retarsed and stopped it
Jftn's room en his way to tis own. fct
found ra!e. disheveled, dejected
creature sittir on the side of the bed
o- larse shce in his hsnd. grvi;r.
vrJdly into space- Jim turned a hag
g-rd face toward the intruder.
XKf aisn you are!" said Toni. diss
Te.stccly. "Any time I undertake tc
jjjkp a social butterfiy out of yoc
Wharton groatsed. "Say," he asked,
""-hat does a fellow do when things
"; this hppjn?"
Toia s'arted for the 5eor. smother
SS yell cf deMkt. "They ent bap
-n " be said. chck?ns!y, as he disap
AKwt S o'clock the next mornic?
Henshiv n-as rra?:eKed by a knoci
on his toor. When the door was
opened slightly Wharton's dejectet
coontenweoe aoreared in the crack.
Tfrn," te s;d. "I've hardly slcp;
a wink. I've Jast got to do soiuc
Tom reached for a rillow and threw
it at the long, sad face. "Go and dt
tt then." he shouted "Put if yot
bother me again. I'll
The icer closed on the uncomplci
If Wharton could have teen Eliza
beta's mirthful countenance that eve
.tains when she read his name on th
card which the maid handed her he
would have been tempted to div
headlong out of the window. Wher
she entered the room in which he wat
waiting for her. however, she was un
"Good evening. Mr. Wharton." she
eald. with cold politeness. V."on
you have a chair."
"A chairT repeated Jim. looking
about wildly. "I I dont believe 1
need one. thank you. That Is. I can'l
- stay but a minute. Miss Blake. 1
wanted Tom to come with me to tel"
you what a fool I am. He knew I'd
do something awful. He hadn't an;
"business to make me go last night
Miss Blake. dont know what tt
say," he wc-nt on. cheerlessly. "II
there's anything I can do to square
myself. I'd be glad to do it. I know
there Isnt any excuse for a bouebead
like me -
Jim was pallid with misery by this
time. "T know you cant forgive m
and I dont ask it. I just came to say
that I wish youd get somebody to kick
me around the block. I cant apolo
gize, for there's no apology that I can
make. The only thing I can say fot
myself. !s that you're the first. I may
ajr. the only girt, I ever forgot."
It was not until Elizabeth had
dropped unon the piano stool and with
. t".er head resting on the piano had
very nearly gone into hysterics that
I Jim realized hia blunder. Then he,
' Elizabeth's picture now decorates
'the back or Jim's watch, and under
ttaatli. pi-ced there at her request,
'r tke. words: "The first and only
A Mighty Drfnlcan,
'William Lewis. Esq., of Uandisraan.
who died on Ifec SO. 1793. in the act or
drinking a "tumbler maur" tbat is, a
enp of Welsh ale coatainuig about a
wine quart had made it a rule iu bis
life to read a certain uumber or bar
ters ia the Kibie every tMwsnu su:J uy
way r assisting in the Oij-suo:i ot su
much spiritual food to driuk t. ..-ss
than eight gallons or ale every u..ru
ins. It was calculated by soaie ti.;ae
matical geuius or the time that 1:1 tae
course or bis Ufe Mr. Lewis taus; h.tve
drunk enough ale to Boat a seveuty
four gun ship. His size was extra or
dinary. If we may believe the iieu
Neman's Magazine be weU;hod &ai
pounds, and the diameter of bis body
was no less than six feet. Fortunate
ly, says the writer of his obituary uo
Ucew he died in his parlor, for it woukl
hare been impossible to bring him
downstairs in a coffin. Even as it
was. the undertakers bad to use a
crane to lift the coffin on to a car
riage and to have the same machine in
the churchyard to let it down into bis
grave. Chambers Journal.
It is said that the flesh of both the
shark and the whale (which latter,
however, cannot, of course, be proper
ly classified as a fish) are largely uti
lised in northern Europe for the prep
aration ot a fish extract that resem
bles in some respects the popular ex
tracts of beef, being at the same time
far cheaper. All fishy flavor is elim
inated by chemical processes, and the
extract is valuable for the foundation
of soups and in general cookery.
Whale meat is very nutritious, but its
excessive amount of fat renders it un
palatable to most persons. So this fat
is removed before the extract is boiled
down to a sirupy consistence and seal
ed in jars. In many of the fish facto
ries ot Norway a "fish meal is made
that is eaten extensively by the na
tions of northern Europe. In these
several ways fish which were former
ly rejected as being unfit for food are
being utilized to the advantage ot
many. Scientific American.
Hoaxed the Naturalist.
One ot the most remarkable books
ever published is the "Lithographia
Wirceburgensis. written by a Wura
burg naturalist named Behringer in
1TM. Probably very few copies are
in existence, as the author destroyed
all that he could get possession of soon
after the book appeared. He had been
victimized by some practical jokers,
who bad niaCe a great variety ot arti
ficial "fossils and hidden them in a
quarry, to which they then enticed the
professor. Behringer was overjoyed
by so rich a find and had no suspicion
of the trick, although many of the fos
sils were of a very grotesque charac
ter, tie took his treasures borne, made
elaborate drawings of them and wrote
a minute description ot each, as well
as an exhaustive commentary filled
with ingenious and plausible theories.
When be had published the book the
jokers confessed, and then, of course,
the professor did his utmost to sup
press the work.
Superstition About Cats.
In the Monferrato it is believed that
all the cats wbo wander about upon
the roofs during the month of Febru
ary are really witches, whom it is law
ful and even necessary to shoot. An
old German superstition has it that
if a black cat sits upon the bed of a
sick man it is a presage of his death,
while if after his decease it is seen
upon his grave it is enough to arouse
doubts as to the locality to which his
soul has departed. In Ilungary it is
thought that cats generally become
witches between the ages of seven and
twelve years. A French .belief con
cerning the cat is that if the animal
be carried in a cart and the wind blow
froui it to the horses they immediately
fall tired. If any part of the horse
man's clothing be made of cat's skin
the horse will feel as though it carried
a double burden
The southern lover was impetuous,
s-ay-s the author of a book of reminis
cences of eastern Virginia entitled
"Memory Days," and the maiden was
iaizil and unused to passionate pro
posals of marriage.
"Oh. don't T she interrupted in a whis
per. "You frighten me dreadfullyr
Overcome by contrition, the young
man humbly apologized for his fervor,
and a painful silence ensued. The girl
broke it at last.
"Robert." she began, with a hopeful
smile, "I dont think I shall be so
frightened this time."
"Why." said a youngster to his elder
brother, "do herrings have so many
more Illnesses than other fish?"
"Wbo says they do?" asked the youth
"Why. this book says that thousands
upon thousands of them are cured ev
Society as the Doctor Saw It,
When the doctor was asked what he
thought of the reception he had at
tended the previous evening he said:
"It was a carbuncle,"
"What do you mean by that 7"
"Why. It was a great gathering and
a swell affair." New York Times.
The Bluff Physician.
The Doctor You would have an at
tack of brain fever but for one thing.
Impatient Patient And what's that?
The Doctor The fact that nature made
you an immune from that particular
variety of fever. Baltimore American
Wealth Is social in Its origin and
should be usd for social purposes.
"I brought twj h-aidkerciiefs,"
said the girl whoso hair was done t:p
in an exaggerated psyche kjo! Siie
spoke proudly as one who makes i
knoT.n that she ha thoughtfully pre
pared for a!l emergencies.
"Wisht I had." E.aid her friend, en
viously, as she jing ed" her-chartrlaine
bag into' a safe place. "Eva said this
play was perfectly excruciaiing and
there wasn't a dry eye in the house
though how she could swear to that I
dont see. for of course she couldn't
go around looking at everybody, could
she? That's what I dont like about
Eva: yoa cant depend on what she
"I really oughtn't go see a play like
this," said the girl with the psyche
knot, shaking out handkerchief No. 1.
"Itn too sensitive! I sympathize so
with others aad it just breaks my
heart to "
"There goes Sadie." said her friend
in a shrill whisper, clutching her arm.
"Down the side aisle with the feath
er. Doesn't she know that willows
have gone out? Who's It with her?"
The girl with the psyche knot turn
ed solemn eyes upon the questioner.
"If it isnt Tom!" she got out. "And
the last time I saw her she said that
she'd never have anything more to do
with him if he was the last man on
"Wait till I get hold of him!" gur
gled the girt with the chatelaine. "Did
nt I call him up yestiddy and ask
him to drop in this afternoon and
we'd take a walk and didnt he say
he was sorry, but he had to work?
Slighting me for Sadie! I bet she asi
him to bring her to the matinee to
day! I'd never hint such a thing if
I died for it! Of course, most any
man if you ast him to go walking
would suggest dropping in to see a
show of something, but that's his busi
ness," "I'm going to get some chocolates."
said the girl with the psyche knot.
"Yes, I am you got some the last
time. I like those soft, squashy ones,
dont you? There goes the curtain!"
"I simply can't talk." declared the
girl with the psyche knot, at the end
of the first act. "I never was so af
fected in my life. It was all I could
do to keep from crying and I didnt
want to because I knew this act
couldn't be half as sad as the rest
and I didnt want to get started so
"It's the next act that's the worst."
explained the girl with the chatelaine,
"Isabel went and she said she just
cried on Harry's shoulder. She said
she couldnt help it and she tliant
care if people did see him put his arm
around her to quiet her!"
"Poch! Isabel would weep at a
plate cf breakfast feed is she could
ret Harry to make love to her." com
mented the girl with the psyche knot,
"It's all raake-te'ieve with her. It's
different wi;h me I feel eo intensely
that it makes me downright ilL Tm
nil used up after a play like this
there goes tfce curtain!"
"Wha'd I tell you!" triumphantly
whispered the girl v lib. the chatelaine
five minutes l:er. "Ain't it just
"Dd-dont t-t-iilk!" sobbed the girt
with the psyche knot, "sopping her
eyes. "It is perfectly awful, it is sc
sad! I cant stop the tears!"
"I knew you'd like it," pursued her
friend in a satisfied tone. "Listen to
"It's just dreadful!" wept the first
girl, "W-w-will you g-g-get m-m-my
other bandk-erchief-f-, dear? I am so
blinded I cant see!"
"Try to control yourself," said her
"Mm-most people c-c-ould," replied
the weeping one, "but I cm so tender
h-h-hearted! Isn't it nearly over? I
simply cant stand much more of it!
I never saw anything eo beautifully
sad. did you?"
"Aren't you glad you came?" de
manded her friend. "If it hadn't been
for me you'd have gone to that old
comic thing instead of to something
where you really could enjoy your
self!" "Mercy, I'm glad that act's over!"
said the weeping one, giving her face
a final dab.
As the lights went up there was a
startled scream from the girl with the
chatelaine bag and every one near
turned around to look. Then they
laughed. The girl with the psyche
linot sat red eyed and unconcerned.
"I thought something awful had hap
pened to you at first," said the girl
with the chatelaine bag. "People's
hair turns white from grief or shock,
so I thought complexions might change
the same way in your excitement
you've been mopping your face with
the hand you held the chocolate
creams in. instead of the one with the
Craving, for. Variety.
The servant girl, who had been
given an afternoon off to attend a mat
inee, returned unusually early.
"Why." said her mistress, "you
cant have waited to see the whole
"No, ma'am." was the reply; It said
on the program that Act IU. was the
same as Act. I, and I dont want to
ee it again." London Opinion,
The Little Word "Yea."
"Yes" Is a simple word spelled with
It has caused more happiness and
more un happiness than any other word
In the language.
It has lost more money for easy lend
ers than all the holes in all the pockets
in the world.
It has started more dipsomaniacs on
their career than all the strong liquor
It has caused more fights than all ths
"YouTe a liars" that ever were spoken.
It has procured kisses and provoked
It has defeated candidates and elect
It has been used in more lies than
any other expression.
It is not meant half the time it is
Will it continue to make such a rec
ord? Yes. Philadelphia Inquirer.
Snake's Method of Attack.
No snake is able to jnmp or spring
from a coil in order to strike, as often
represented In pictures. It can only
strike when it resembles the letter S
and is lying fiat on the ground. It can
then only reach the distance supplied
by stretching the body out straight.
The two curves in the figure S supply
this distance, which is about half the
length of the body. No snake jumps
through the air to its victim or springs
clear from the ground, rising upon its
tafl. Such stories and pictures are all
false. Neither do they coil like a rope
and strike from that position. They
may coil partially, but the part of the
body that does the striking Is ever and
only that part whica makes the figure
S and lies flat on the ground; hence no
serpent can strike when stretched out
its full length.
Lamb and His Snuffbox.
"One summer's evening." writes
Hone. "I was walking on Hampstead
heath with Charles Lamb, and we had
talked ourselves Into a philosophic con
tempt of our slavery to the habit of
snuff taking, and with the firm resolu
tion of never again taking a single
pinch we threw our stufTboxes away
from the hill on which we stood far
among the furze and brambles below
and went home in triumph. I began
to be very miserable; was wretched all
night. In the morning I was walking
on the same hilL I saw Charles Lamb
below; searching, ""m; the bushes.
He looked up, laughing, and said:
What! You are come to look for your
snuffbox too? "Oh. no, said I, taking
a pinch out of a paper in my waistcoat
pocket; I went for a halfpenny worth
to the first shop that was open!" "
A Death Feigning Plant.
That certain insects, birds, mammals
and reptiles habitually pretend to be
dead when danger threatens them is a
well known fact, but it is generally be
lieved that this stratagem is resorted
to only by animals. In South America,
however, there is a plant a species of
mimosa which resorts to death feign
ing, evidently for the purpose of pre
venting the grass eating animals from
eating it. in its natural state this
plant has a vivid green hue. but di
rectly it is touched by a human finger
or by any living animal it collapses
into a tangle of apparently dead and
Lord Palmerston's reply to the illit
erate member wbo asked him. "Are
there two bens in "Oniton?" fa a speci
men of his rather boisterous chaff.
"No; only one. That's why beggs are
so scarce there."
Mr. Disraeli's comment upon a por
trait of himself. "Is it not hideous
and so like?" exhibited a discernment
not common with unflattered sitters.
"Twenty-Years In Parliament."
On the Quiet.
Little Marjory Mamma, what is a
spinster? Mother A spinster, my :
dear, is a woman to be envied. But '
don't tell your father I said so. Liver
Ahnnt fhn Miciact thinv In tha vml-lfl 1
is to make splendid plans for the in
vestment of the money one has no:
yet succeeded in getting. Chicago Rec
Mil ton's Opinion.
Milton was onee asked if he intended
to instruct bis daughter in the differ
ent languages. He replied: "No. sir.
One tongue is sufficient for a woman."
Fame can never make us lie down
contentedly on a deathbed. Pope.
NOTICE OF ADOPTION.
In re Adoption No. 322. of Manley
Fuglei, in the County Court of Lancas
ter County, Nebraska.
The State of Nebraska, To all per.
sons interested take notice that Orville
HL Sbeffert and Anna Sheffert, hus
band and wife, have filed their petition
and the relinquishment of Child Saving
Institute of Omaha and of Edith Fuglei
for the Adoption of Manley Fuglei, a
male minor child with bestowal of
property rights and change of name
which has been set for hearing before
this court on the 16th day of January,
1912, at 10 o'clock, A. M., when you
may appear, object to and contest the
Dated December 6, 191L
P. JAS. COSGRAVE,
By Robin R. Reid,
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