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Iron and Steel Work
We are now, more than ever before, equipped to meet
the demands of contractors and builders for steel and iron
promptly. We contract for all work in this line and ask an
opportunity to figure on your work.
, General Foundry Work
Fire Escapes, Stair and Rail Work, Ornamental Iron
Work and Castings up to Five Tons.
BELL PHONE 3401
OFFICE AND SHOP 1800 to 2020 W
The New Lindell Hotel
13th AND M STREETS
Over $150,000 spent in reconstruc
tion. 100 rooms with private bath.
Hot and cold running water. Local
and Long Distance Telephone in
Rates $1150 up with bath; $1.00
up without bath.
MODERATE PRICE CAFE
Largest and lightest sample rooms in State
J. C VENABLE, Manager
STANDARD OIL CO.
1220 NORTH 14th STREET
AUTO PHONE 2152 BELL PHONE 22
ASK YOUR GROCER FOR
And Red Crown Gasoline
COO W Cylinders, Capital Cylinders,
Arctic Machine, Renown Engine, and
Atlantic Red Lubricating Oils. : : :
D r I A D1MC
I W I i I 1 IN Hi
The Dr. Benj. F. Baily Sanatorium
far non contagious cbronio fHsasses. Largest, beat
quipped, moat beautifully furnished.
Once jTried Always Used
Little Hatchet Flour
Made from Select Nebraska Hard Wheat
WILBER AND DeWITT MILLS
RYE FLOUR A SPECIALTY
Ball PhaM 20O-. Auto. 14)9
AUTO PHONE 1745
A FROST AND CARTON
PROOF AUTO OIL
So. 9th St. LINCOLN. NEB.
By Ella Randall Pearce
"I'll take this cne," said Bruce
Bowie, lifting a hand-bag from the
counter where a dozen or more were
laid out for inspection. "Can you put
it in a box for me?"
"Sure," smiled the obliging sales
woman, for young Bowie wa3 good to
look upon and his voice rang pleasant
ly. He was looking abstractedly over
the top of her elaborate blonde coif
fure, however; so she switched down
a white pasteboard box, dropped the
hand-bag within, and, snapping on the
cover, passed it up to the wrappen at'
the end of the counter.
As soon as he had . received his
package, Bruce hastened away, uncon
scious of the following glances of the
pretty and somewhat nettled young
"He's got a sweetheart and that's a
present for her," mentally commented
the girl behind the counter; and as
the broad shoulders and erect dark
head of her late customer disappeared
in the crowd, she became conscious of
a high, agitated voice being directed
at her across her wares.
"Miss, have you seen anything of
my hand-bag? I left it here a few
The saleswoman swept a hurried
glance over the assortment of bags
before her; then her face crimsoned.
She made a pretense of looking over
the goods, and her heart" beat wildly
as she considered the possible conse
quences of her own Inattention.
"Your bag Isn't here," she faltered.
"I I don't know anything about it.
Better make a complaint at the desk,
cud leave your name."
Meanwhile, as the agitated sales
woman suspected, young Bowie was
carrying off the property. The first
intimation he had of the truth, was In
a telephone call from his married sis
ter, ten minutes after she had received
a package delivered by a messenger
on the morning of her birthday.
"Bruce, is this you? What does it
mean that bag you sent me?"
"What's the matter don't you like
it? You wanted one of those Japan
ese things On a cord, so I bought "
"Bought? Why, Bruce, it isn't a
new bag at all. It's somebody's
don't you understand?"
"What!" shouted Bruce. -Then, "Na
thalie, you must be mistaken. I Just
"C&sr youjiutiijjia boxarm)
bought it down town. Took it off the
counter myself girl put it in a box.
How could it be anybody's?"
"I don't know how it happened,"
called back Nathalie. "But it's got pa
pers in and smelling salts-and a
lovely picture, a girl's picture and
some money. Shall I send it back to
your office? O, you dear, of course 1
know you'll make it all right with me.
Get one as near like it as you can
and an empty one this time."
Nathalie's laugh rang merrily over
the wire, and Bruce was smiling as he
hung up the receiver; but his brows
drew together in a perplexed frown
as he opened the hand-bag half an
hour later and looked over the con
The papers - were important legal
documents of some kind and there
was a letter addressed to "Miss Kita
Carlton." On the back of the picture
which Nathalie had designated as
"lovely" was written in a girlish hand,
"With fondest love of Itita."
L Bruce looked at the ' pictured face
long and 'earnestly. Something in the
wide, dark eyes serious under their
level brows, and In the contradictory
curve of the mutinous lips fascinated
him. The hair was parted and rip
pled low over the serene brow, and a
pair of graceful shoulders rose out of
folds of material fastened by a single
The young man laid down the pho
tograph, then picked it up again, seek
ing to analyze the particular charm It
seemed to .possess for him. Was It
in the eyes, deep, appealing and hon
est? Was tt In the smiling, saucy
lips ror in the fine poise of the slen
der throat, above the delicate, slop
ing shoulders? " ..
"By Jove! It is a lovely face.
Rita the name suits her. If I were to
meet a girl like this, and she looked
af me" wHh utK-beyea anth Bmlled at
me with those lips well. Miss Kita
Carlton. I'm glad I stole your hand
bag for something tells me it is
yours and now I shall see Trou."
Nathalie had expected that her
brother would go at once to the store
where he had made his unusual pur
chase, and, having -returned the bag,
make another selection in honor of
the day. Forgetful of natal days and
promised favors, however, Bruce
Bowie waited until he had finished
his work at the office, and then made
his way to a certain address corre
sponding with the one written on the
letter In the hang-bag.
Miss Rita Carlton was at home, he
learned, and the elevator speedily
brought him to the door of her apart
ment. With no little trepidation, he
found himself ushered into a tiny re
ception room, all green and gold, with
a great cluster of crimson roses glow
ing on the center table, and dim lights
twinkling from the shaded sconces. A
swishing of soft silken skirts an
nounced Miss Carlton's coming, and
Bruce turned with a scarcely con
cealed, eagerttess. Would she appear
as lovely1 as her photograph? - ;
' For an instant, his heart seemed to
cease beating, and a strange chill
swept over him. A dignified little
woman, pale, gray-haired, with bright
black eyes sunken beneath straight,
brows was standing before him.
"You wished "to see me?" asked
Miss Carlton, in thin, polite tones.
"I yes that is," Bruce pulled him
self together. "I called to see Miss
"That Is my name."
"Then, I think I have your property
here in this box. A hand-bag "
"Oh, how fortunate! Let me see.
I am indeed glad, Mr. "
"My name is Bruce Bowie."
"Oh, Mr. Bowie, how can I thank
you? You see some of these things
are valuable. How did it fall in your
hands, I wonder?"
Bruce told his story while she
looked over her papers.
"Yes, they are all right but where
is my "picture? Why, I was sure I
had that picture in It but perhaps
now, I might have left it somewhere.
You didn't see a picture but of
course not. Well, I'm very much
obliged, I'm sure, Mr. Bowie. Good
day." Bruce descended in the elevator
with his spirits fallen to zero. The
picture the lovely face that had en
thralled him, was that of an old-time
beauty, now faded and lined by the
relentless hand of time. Only the
dark eyes shining out of the white
elderly face spoke of the loveliness
that had graced the youth of Miss
The young man was surprised at
the shock of his own disappointment,
the bitterness of the mood which had
taken possession of him. He stood
irresolute in the doorway of the build
ing with a feeling that somehow life
had suddenly grown gray and empty.
There was nothing that he could think
of that he wished to do; no place
where he cared to go. A strange
apathy seemed to have fallen upon
him, and robbed him of all desire and
As he stood there, the front door
opened and a blast of chill evening
air rushed in and made him shiveri
Then he felt the blood coursing warm
ly and wildly through his veins.
There, before him, like an apparition
of the past, stood "Rita," young, beau
tiful, blooming, with her dusky eyes
staring chldishly at him, and her soft
scarlet lps parted. They "both stood
silently gazing into each other's eyes
for a full moment; then Bruce real
ized that she was waiting for him to
step aside and allow her to pass.
"I beg your pardon, Miss Kita," he
She walked slowly toward the ele
vator and looked back as she was car
ried aloft. The young man stood Just
within the door, his hat in his hand
and his upraised eyes solemn and
shining. Her own wondering, intent
gaze held his until the car bore her
out of sight. . ,
Four days later, Bruce Bowie,
through the courtesy of a mutual
friend who was discovered after an
arduous campaign among his acquaint
ances in town, was presented formally
to Miss Rita Carlton and her charm
ing niece and namesake who was visit
ing her for the winter season. Four
months later, young Rita was be
trothed to young Bowie; and on the
day of her marriage, early in the fol
lowing May, the elder Miss Carlton
presented her with a hand-bag the
one which had brought about the ro
mantic turn of affairs.
"I know you will prize this for its
associations, Rita," she said. "And
inside I have put a part of the legacy
which was to have been yours some
- Bruce placed a fond arm around
"Dear lady," he answered tenderly,
"we appreciate your goodness both
of us but nothing that bag can ever
hold will be as valuable to me as the
article I now confess to having stolen
from it this."
Slipping his hand in an inside pock
et, he drew out the treasure which
had never left his possession since he
first saw it Rita's photograph.
"Now, that I have the original," he
said, "you may have your picture back
again, dear Aunt Rita!"
Forgot the Fringe.
His chief characteristics to the cas
ual observer were an assertively
pompous manner and an assertively
bald head. For about an hour he had
monopolized the conversation around
the club fireplace by the recital of the
struggle that had raised him from
poverty in youth to affluence in ma
ture manhood. ' " ---"Yes,
gentlemen,""' he continued
proudly, "I am a self-made man."
A wearied voice came from the re
cesses of an armchair: "I should
think, then, that you would have put
more hair on the top of your head."
And the conversation was at last
FINANCIAL TALENT ON FARMS
According to John D. Archbold Wall
Street Has No Monopoly In
Every now and then John D. Arch
bold whose brain is considered in.
Standard Oil only second to that of
John D. slices off a thick wedge of
his fortune and confers it upon some
deserving institution. But it is to be
observed that Mr. Archbold always
does the slicing. No one ever hurries
up and takes money away from him.
And when Le is engaged in a busi
ness undertaking he can figure costs
and credits down to the ultimate deci
"I learned to do that in Leasburg,
Q., where I was born," said he to a
friend. "I began my business life' by
clerking in a grocery store in Ohio.
The wives of farmers would come in
with eggs and butter and trade them
for calico and sugar and other com
modities. In those days there was no
such thing as a one price rule. We got
what we could and, as markets had
not been systematized as they are now,
and transportation facilities were poor,
we paid what we had to, and roughly
tried to figure out a profit. One could
not take a slate and half an hour and
do that figu-1ng in the rear of the
store, either. It had to be done right
off the reel, and convincingly. I've
learned a lot of other things in busi
ness since then, but the best training
I ever had was in that little Ohio gro
cery store. It taught me the value of
absolute knowledge, of the details of
Some one suggested that Mr. Arch
bold probably laid the foundation of
his fortune there.
"Let me tell you," said he, impres
sively. "There is a lot of good finan
cial talent going to waste on Ohio
farms. Most of those farmers' wives
GOOD REASON FOR VACATION
After All, There Is Something of
Truth in Argument Put Forth
"I am determined to go on a vaca
tion!" Whittier looked almost fierce as he
spoke. Cleverton regarded him with
a quizzical look.
"You have a. comfortable home?" he
"Splendid; nothing could be better."
' "And a loving wile?"
"None more so. Studies to pleasa.
all the time. Never obtrudes herself
and is silent when desirable."
"You are in good physical condi
tion?" "Very;' never felt better."
"No trouble of any sort, no hidden
worry that you want to get away
"None whatever. Everything Ig
serene. ' '" "
. "What, (then, is the reason for youi
"My dear boy," he replied, "don't
you know that when everything is
running smoothly, when there is abso
lutely no cause for complaint, when
you simply couldn't improve on the
present condition if you tried-don't
you understand that then the pure
and unadulterated cussedness of hu
man nature absolutely demands that
something be done to upset the har
mony of things? That's why I'm
going on a vacation., I'm looking for
Imagine This in Real Life.!: .
Client (in doctor's ofHce) Wetl, I'm
on my feet again, doctor, and I came
in to ask about my bill.
The Doctor The bill is $100, Mr.
. Client One hundred dollars. Why,
good heavens, doctor, you can't live
and charge such prices as that. Here
you've nursed me through a ., three
months' illness and given me the bene
fit of all your skill, and you haven't
charged me at the rate of more than
a-dollar an hour. What you need is a
business manager, doc. I expected to
be soaked $ 500, and I would have paid
The Doctor One hundred dollars is
my bill, Mr. Higgins, and I think it
is quite high enough.
Client All right, here's a check, but
I still think you need a manager. My
thanks to you. Goodby.
Chess and Checkers.
Even the greatest authority on psy
chology would hardly venture to say
which of the two games, chess or
checkers, demands the greater mental
effort. It may be said that both are
very exacting in this respect. The
question should be submitted to a
congress of chess and checker play
ers. The verdict of such a body
should be reasonably conclusive. ' It
has been said that the expert chess
player develops some of his faculties
at the expense of others, but in the ab
sence of positive proof he would
doubtless deny the charge.
Waif With $3,200.
A peasant who was passed by a
motor car near Lyons sew the car
stop for a moment - a few hundred
yards further on. When he reached
the place where it had stopped he
found a twelve-months-old baby boy
lying in the middle of the road. He
took the child to his -cottage.
His wife undressed the baby to
make sure that he had not been hurt
and in his clothes found $3,200 in bank
notes and a piece of paper, on which
was written: "To look after and edu
cate the child." London Evening
Is a quick and positive remedy
for all coughs. It stops cough
ing spells , at night, relieves
soreness, soothes the irritated
membrane and stops the
25c per bottle
12th and O St
1211 O Street
Jewelry and wares 01
Best selected stock in Lincoln.
Here you can get anything you
want or need in the line of
jewelry, and at the inside
price. Especially prepared for
commencement and wedding
Watch repairing and
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Plenty of it. Utmost Secrecy.
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Absorb Water Through the 8kln.
Experiments have been made with
frogs which tend to show that those
animals rapidly absorb water through
the pores of the skin. Emphasis . is
laid by certain authorities upon the
fact that frogs never, take water by
the mouth.;. On being exposed "for sev
eral hours to dry air some frogs -'experimented
with lost 14 per cent, of
their weight, but this was nearly all
regained within 24 hours when they
were placed in a dish containing wa
ter only one centimeter in depth.
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