The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, July 07, 1899, Image 6

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    LioO'^yp- ays
. iA,'S^r Business•”
_ m-dl ihe world admires "staying power.”
On this quality success depends. The
Hood is the best friend the heart has.
Hood’s Sarsaparilla is the best friend the
blood ever had: cleanses it of everything,
gives perfect health and strength.
If you know a man to be a liar you
can trade horses with him under*
$118 buys new upright piano. Schmol
ler & Mueller, 1313 Farnam St., Omaha.
Fast week the United Slates patent
office Issued 413 patents to inventors
or tne unitea niarea,
| and of this number 122
" Bold a part or their en
tire rights in their var
ious patents before the
same were issued, This
would show that over
| 25 per cent of the in
ventors were successful
In disposing of the whole or a part or
their Inventions. Amongst the lurgo
concerns who bought these patents
were the following:
Avery Stamping Co., Cleveland, O.
Open Arc Electric Jo., New York
Hick & Half man Co., Matcedon, N. Y.
Hlusius Table Slide Co., Watertown,
Stirling Co., Chicago, III.
Foster Engineering Co., Newark, N.
Reeves & Co., Columbus, Ind,
Bankers Electric Co., Chicago, III.
Hoe Printing Press Cft.. New York
American Graphaphone Co., West
Electric Signal Co.. West Virginia.
i'niversai Loom Co., New York, and
many others. For information in re
gard to patents address Sues & Co.,
Registered Patent Lawyers, Bee build
ing, Omaha, Neb.
The man who is continually harp
ing on his virtues has at least one
Any one sending us the names and
addresses of 25 young people inter
ested in commercial education will
receive our college weekly, "Head
Light," one year free. Address Rohr*
bough Bros., Omaha, Neb.
A taxpayer says the numerous in
vestigating committees make war an
expensive luxury.
The Western Mercantile Co. of Omaha
nre selling the lies’ Hisiil or standard twine
He, manila ‘.l^e, delivered at Omaha. Sut
isfactioit guaranteed or money refunded.
Bend in your orders lief ore it is too late.
Large doors swing on very small
Cut ICnten on All Railway* I*. II. l'htlbln
Ticket llroker, 1505 Farnam, Omaha.
A man who is full of faith is always ;
I>o Tour Feet Ache and Burnt
Shake Into your shoes, Allen’s Foot
Eh sc, a powder for the feet. It makes
tight or New Shoes feel Easy. Cures |
Corns, Bunions, Swollen. Hot and
Sweating Feet. At all Druggists and
Shoe Stores, 25c. Sample sent FREE.
Address Allen S. Olmsted. LeRoy, N. Y.
The more fickle a woman is the more
it seems to hurt her when told of It.
The possibility of driving the tramps
from railroads is shown conclusively
by Josiah Flynt in his article In the
June Century. He tells of one great
trunk line that has eliminated the
evil by organizing a railroad police
force which pays Its way in saving
property In freight cars from tramp
Ar« You Co in lit % to OiihiIia?
Be sure to visit Hardy's, "The 99
Cent Store,” 1519 aud 1521 Douglas
street- Toys. Dolls, Fancy Hoods, etc.
It Is not the length, but the depth
of a life that tells.
Ail Excellent Cunibinutlon.
The pleasant method and beneficial
e(Tecta of the well known remedy,
hmtT or Flo*, manufactured by the
Caurouxia Fia Nmr Co , illustrate
the value of obtaining the liquid Uxa
live principle* of plant* known to ho
nirdninully laxative and presenting
them in the form uniat refreshing to the
taste and acceptable to the system. It
la the <>ne perfect strengthening lava*
tlva, eh-ansing the av»tein efTcetnally,
diapeliing eohl*. headache* and fevrra
gently yet promptly and enabling one
to overcome habitual constipation per
manetitly. |ia per feci fieeilmu from
every object ions Me quality and tub
atance, and ita a. ting •>•« Die kidneys,
liver an-l bowels. with ill weakening
or irritating tiiem, make it the ideal
la the process of manufacturing tig*
are used, a* tin y are plea-ant to the
taste, bat the m.-.h ms! qualttieaof the
remedy are obtained from wniw and
i>4Iter aromatic plant*, by a incited
known to the t'AliUMvia Ini **»»t»
I n ouly. In orck r to K. t iu I* neitcial
effects and to »n*l uotutn., pbaac
remember the fail no me of tl». i . o i».e>
printed on the from of ever* p* «age,
nan tram mo can
piohviux AT, **w »van n T
gei sate tg all i•tee-os* »*•-*** |*. la.itn
CHAPTER IV—(Continued.)
“Is that all?" Miss Uranscombe's
look seemed to say, and her color came
aack and the frightened look faded out
Jf her eyes, I wondered what she had
Another gravely-eaten dinner was
warcely over when my summons came.
Miss Branscombe started to her feet
with a suppressed cry, and passed
j swiftly from the room before me.
“Oaly Mr. Fort, I was to say." The
butler hesitated, looking anxiously at
Miss Klmslle. “I beg your pardon,
ma’am, but the message was partic
"Poor dear child!" murmured Miss
Elmslle, rising and looking helplessly
it me. "What can I do It—It is too
late, I am afraid."
"Will you leave It to me?” I said
sently. "Perhaps I can persuade Miss
"Yes, yes,” she exclaimed, laying her
trembling hand on my arm—“you
will persuade her."
Those hours of anxious watching and
enforced confidence had thrown down
the barriers of uuconventlonauty, and
made us more Intimate than months of
ordinary Intercourse would have done.
Both the elder and the younger lady
turned to me In their loneliness and
their sorrow; already I had taken my
place as a friend with them.
In the corridor outside the sick
room Miss Branscombe was standing
in the recess of a window wringing her
hands and sobbing pitifully.
"Mr. Fort," she exclaimed, “they will
not let me see him! Tell him that I
am here—surely they will not be so
cruel as to let him die without a word
to me at the last! And I was like his
own child. I must—oh, I must see him
again before-" Sobs choked her
I placed her gently on the window
"If you will wait patiently for ten
minutes, Miss Branscombe,” I said, "I
will come back for you.”
"And Charlie, my cousin," she said
—"you will not forget?"
flattered myself, soften the blow to
Miss Branscombe, or at least I might
give her an explanation which should
mitigate her anger against myself, and
account for what I dreaded she would
regard as a breach of trust.
But Miss Branscombe remained tn
| visible. Her cousin reported that she
, was quite overcome by her grief, and
! would not as yet hear of consolation.
The day, which had been brilliantly
fine in the early part, clouded over
toward the afternoon, and rain—a gen
tle, balmy summer rain—fell softly,
but without intermission. The change
was more in unison with the spirit of
the moment and the hushed silence of
the darkened house; and as I sat in the
library, busied with some writing for
Miss Elmslie, the musical rythm of the
raindrops, pattering softly down on the
laurel and berherls leaves outside the
open window, seemed to me like tears
shed for a good man’s loss.
Miss Elmslie came in and out with a
hushed tread, and gave me Instructions
in a subdued voice, sometimes staying
to talk of the dead man upstairs—of
his virtues and consistent life, his
trials and disappointments—and, at
last, In natural sequence, of Charlie,
the scapegrace, and of Nona, the
child of Col. Branscombe’s youngest
"Poor Charlie!” she said, shaking
her head. "He was always the one
bitter drop In Harold Branscombe’s
cup. He Idolized the boy such a beau
tiful angelic-looking creature—he was
so like the sister poor Harold loved
and never forgot—and he spared
neither trouble nor expense In his edu
cation. Charlie was to be the heir, to
carry on the old name. And Nona
well, he had his hopes and dreams for
the dear girl. But Charlie ruined all;
he nearly broke poor Harold’s heart,
and upset all his plans. Nothing could
mend the boy; there seems to be a sort
of mad fever In his blood—I don’t
know where he gets It. He’s as wild
to-day as he was six years ago. Only
Nona—In her youth and Inexperience,
dear child!—clings to the hope of his
"I have not forgotten," I answered
ag I left her.
It wag soon over. The Colonel had
reached a further stage In the dark
Journey, and the clergyman who sat by
his side guided the hand which afllxed
a tremulous signature to the deed 1
had drawn up In the morning. It was
the Hector and a young footman who
witnessed the signature, and then the
Colonel spoke—this time In a whisper.
“Now—send her to me. Stand by her
—all of you she will—need It."
There wore old friends—old servants
there, but It was on my arm that Miss
I Hranscontbe leaned as she went to that j
solemn parting scene l remembered It
afterwards. It was a brief and agonla- j
! lug farewell, for the sands of life were
almost run out, and then the u«w mla
I tress of Korest l,ea was borne Insensi
ble from the chamber where all that re
mained of the brave old Colonel was
only the mortal dust- the Immortal
spirit had Wed.
cH4i*rm» v
The Brat »ia«c of my work waa hr
compllahed, and t might hate returned
to town at otic*. hut I did U»l I lin
gered at Kureet lee through tlu- neat
day, There were **ai» to eltU to all
the deed mlnarl't *’*Mt»»t» and draw*
er«; there were Inter*tew* with »art*
otta pe-reonage* and rotnmlcalone for
Mica Ktwlte wkirh tilled up my lime
end gate me an - * 'tee for po.ip»«m«
mi departure The truth a a* that I
could not tear away I had a
rwnfeaetoa to wet* tu Mice Hrgnet-owh*
wfcM'b | could mo hire* upon h«r in the
drat hour* of her unrea and uh!ck
neeertbeleaa muat •** *oa<l* It act not
libel; that the ceeret of t’oi Hi ana
tom he a l*at Wilt Would tie k.|*t «*«IU
lb# lea it mat* moment for lie retela
tton. «ha tier tutor, the yet Inr m tat act
upon hi* that r wet tone, Ml* of which a*,
to eaehad* hlr ('barte* Hraaaeunaim
from tha bouan I mtgt l per h ape, I
ever being better. All the rest of us
have long since given him up."
“Miss Uranseombe is attached to her
cousin?" 1 ventured.
“They have been tike brother and
sister, you know." Miss Elraeile re
plied quietly. "Nona cannot give him
up. Hut there is the dinner bell." dha
seemed glad to change the conversa
tion, I thought.
Miss Hranscombe did not appear at
the dinner table. The evening was
still wet, but close and sultry, Miss
Rltnslle and I took tea together In the
large drawing room, which looked so
empty and desolate now; and, while
the gentle old lady babbit d on of the
stories of the house. I sat Just behind
the lace curtains at the open window,
looking out over the lawn toward the
encircling belt of shrubbery. It was a
dark mnonteaa summer night, and late
enough now for the shrub* to »how
blackly against the pal* sky-line
I had quite lost the thread of Mies I
Kliuslte * somewhat monotonous la|g
dreaming as I was of malty things,
with a pervading sense of vague pain
•nd unrest t«w It ■ t stperien*. md
due perhaps to the tueUueboiy sceans
i m whteh I had Just taken part
Suddenly tt *«« m«d to nt« that a I
white shadow It tiled across the bottom |
■*f I ho laws Itttiahl (|i< I v j
lo«l In Ih# (IdfkitTAi W It fan p * I
I Wondered, looking tnt>ally toward I
the sped * here the Agur. had due* I I ws. a..t .j. t i,, fN„, [
uf this hind and I at urns u ....
k tth an «t> m* In M * Kimstm. I 1
• *M III \hv iMlft (mi HO Utt|t 4U4 |
| itUtll mi tv if vmI i> I Kl4f I 1
mukl# mu it| yif| xijt I
gras* to the aped where I had seen «tr I
fancied I had seen thr white farm
j appear aad disappear
There «au nothing 1m*i the shader** j
j sad the trees and ihs pauer ol the soft I
falling raindrops on the green leaves.
So my eyes, keen and sure as I bad
always considered them, had played
me false. I turned back toward the
house, taking this time one of two or
three narrow winding paths within the
wood. My footsteps made no sound on
the damp grass-grown ground. All at
once the perfume of a cigar was wafted
toward me. Then I was not alone in
the darkness; somebody else had a
fancy for an evening airing—one of
the gardeners or workmen, no doubt,
on hiB way from some errand at the
Hall. But the shrubberies lay in tho
front of the house, while tho £ervant»'
offices were all, as I knew, at the back.
And, besides, my educated senses told
me that that cigar was of the finest
quality, not likely to be smoked by
any but a connoisseur. The rector was
a non-smoker, and no other neighbor
would, I knew, have tho entree to tho
My curiosity was thoroughly roused,
and the Instinct of my profession en
listed In the discovery of the little
Presently the sound of subdued
voices—a man's and a woman’s—
reached my ears. Then I had not been
fancy-tricked—some assignation of a
tender nature had lured the flitting
figure hitherward — a maid-servant
from the house, no doubt. But the
One Havana? Well, that was no affair
of mine; I would not at all events play
the eavesdropper.
It was in carrying out this laudable
resolve that I turned Into another path
—a shorter cut to the house, as I be
lieved, in my slight knowledge of the
place. It must however have brought
me nearer to the lovers, for now the
manly voice was so raised that the
subject of what appeared to be an an
gry discussion only just missed meet
ing my ears, and sobs from the female
were distinctly audible. The course of
true love was not running smoothly,
I concluded, as I retraced my steps
At this moment the sobs ceased and
a feminine voice took up the response,
pleading, remonstrant, and I was con
scious of a sudden shock which
brought me to a standstill. The sweet,
low tones were familiar to me—they
were those of Nona Branscombe.
Nona Branscombe, my Ideal of Inno
cence and womanly purity, my Imper
sonation of Una, keeping a clandestine
appointment at night—with her un
cle’s corpse hardly yet cold, too; hood
winking her chaperon with a pretense
of illness and overwhelming grief! Oh,
the shame and the pity of it! Oh, the
shame and the pity!
I did not stop to ask myself why the
blow should he such a crushing one to
me—why a doubt of the innocence and
goodness of Nona Branscombe should
seem to make the world stand still, and
plunge my whole outlook into dark
ness; I hurried blindly back to the
house, losing myself half a dozen times
among the tortuous shrubbery paths
and shaking the raindrops from the
laden branches In heavy showers as 1
went. I had reached the terrace on
which the side door by which I had
quitted the house opened, my hand was
on the lock, when another applicant
for admittance glided out of the shad
ows and stood by my side.
(To be continued.)
Graphic Description of I he Mongrel*
That Throng C'oiiNtantlnople.
I never saw so much mud, such un
speakable filthy streets and so many
dogs as Constantinople can boast, but
nowhere have I seen them described
in a satisfactory way—so that you
knew what to expect, I mean, says
the Woman’s Home Companion. In
the first place, they hardly look like
dogs. They have woolly tails like
sheep. Their eyes are dull, sleepy and
utterly devoid of expression. Con
stantinople dogs have neither masters
nor brains. No brains because no mas
ters. Perhaps no masters because no
brains. Nobody wants to adopt an
Idiot. They are. of course, mongrels
of the most hopeless type. They are
yellowish, with thick, short, woolly
coats and much fatter than you ex
pect to find them. They walk like a
funeral procession. Never have I seen
one frisk or even wag his tall. Every
body turns out for them. They sleep,
from twelve to twenty of them, on a
single pile of garbage, and never no
tice either men or each other unless a
dog which lives In the next street tres
passes. Then they eat him up, for
they are Jackals as well as dogs, and
they are no more epicures than oa
trtches. They never show interest In
anything. They are blase. I saw
sum* mother dog* asleep, with tiny
puppies swarming over them like lit
tle fat rats, hut the mothers paid no
attention to them Children seem to
bore th«m quite as sue* ••i-afully as 1*
they were women of fashion.
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Some of the Great Features of the First
Greater America Exposition.
From .July 1 to November 1 the City of
Om»h» Will Welcome Visitors to a
Magnificent Exhibition.
Slnee the Institution of the first
primitive fair for the exchange of
wares among ancient tradesmen, It
has been grander and more interest ing
than its immediate predecessors. Tho
Oreater America Exposition will be no
exception to this rule. In the variety
and novelty of its educational and
amusement features it will without
question surpass the exposition of 1838.
Its exhibits are not only more numer
ous, but more novel and instructive
than were those of a year ago. Tho
amusement concessions, also more nu
merous, present many novelties and
all are grander in design and propor
tions than those of any former exposi
tion. The illuminations and pyrotech
nlcal displays will lie up m a scale of
magnificence heretofore not atempted,
and a line of special features and days
Is contemplated of almost sensational
One of the crowning features of
the exposition is the electrical Illumi
nation. The display of last year was
conceded to be the most effective ever
mile race track which ha's been bollt
on the north tract and where races will
be run at night. This is to be one of
the novel features of the exposition.
Enough to say that the experience
of last year has been utilized to the
full, that the dark places liave been
touched as with the wand of a wiz
ard, and that Electrical Superintend
ent Rustln has prepured a fairy scene
brilliant and gorgeous beyond compar
In the mater of exhibits the First
Greater America Colonial Exposition
has been most fortunate. When the
exposition was first talked of some
doubt was expressed as to the possibil
ity of securing a sufficient number of
attractive exhibits to flu the immense
buildings, hut that doubt has been ob
scured by the necessity of economizing
space In order that all who applied
might be accommodated. The United
States government building contains
a special exhibit. The entire contents
of the famous Libby Prison War Mu
seum are displayed. It is composed of
the relics of the wars of this nation,
and is of great historical importance
and value. In one part of the building
will be shown an immense collection
of the relics and trophies of the late
war with Spain; the campaign In Cu
ba and Porto Rico. Froti the Philip
pine Islands will come four car loads
of curious and interesting exhibits,
relics of Dewey’s famous victory, tro
phies of the war in and about Manila,
and Interesting objects collected from
various parts of the Islands. In addi
tion to all this will be the regular gov
ernment exhibit of life-saving appara
tus, etc., and in a corner of the build
ing the fisheries exhibit will be shewn.
The display in all the principal
buildings gives promise of far surpass
arranged, and that has oeen vastly Im
proved upon. The exposition is grand
and beautiful by day, but when dark
ness spreads its sable wings then a
fairy city springs into existence, each
outline defined, each tower and min
aret clear cut and brilliant with my
riad flashing stars of changing shim
mering lights. I^ast year 30,000 elec
tric lights were used in the illumina
tion of the court of honor; this bum
mer 5,400 lights flash and gleam from
cornice and from arch, from balus
trade to lofty spire, from pillared col
onnade to guilded dome reared high in
The splendid electrical fountain at
the western end of the lagoon is a ver
itable rainbow’ of changing lights, now
clearest green, and then trom sprays
and showers of crimson to all the col
ors of the rainbow mingled, shifting,
( hanging, a dream of fleeting raeauty.
Around the court, gardens of tropical
plants bloom by day and blossom yet
more brilliant hues by night. Over
3,000 lights clustered and colored to
represent the full-bloom flowers, lights
the foliage and gives the effect of fairy
gardens the like of which has never
been equaled or approached. Conceal
lng that of the Trans-Mississippi Bhr.
position. Manufactures building is
tilled with a bewildering display, and
there is demand for more space than
can be found. In the wav of live ex
hibits—that is, machinery in operation
— it is probable that this exposition
will surpass, in extent ami variety, all
previous efforts. Machinery Hall will
be filled with this exhibit. Silk weav
ing from the beginning with the raw
silk to the completion of the cloth;
the manufacture of hats, from the raw
material to the finished article; in
short, a hundred different articles of
commerce being made at the same
time, and under one roof. In the elec
I tricity building will be seen all that
is latest and most interesting in elec
trical apparatus and appliances; dyna
mos. telephone exchanges, exhibitions
of lighting, heating aud cooking. In
! brief, scores of interesting and curious
i things such us can only t.-e found in a
display of this kind, and which must
lie seen to lie appreciated
The colonial exhibit will consist of
many interesting articles of commerce,
industry, and manufacture, from our
foreign possessions. Implements of ag
culture, arms, vehicles, native dreaa
•h| lights throw Into bold relief eat-h
group mnl ftgure of statuary upon the
hut Id Inga
The Muff Ira* t hna 1,000 wnra lights
than last year and the h*rti< tilt oral
hotldlng stand# out tu a Idas# of ra
dtaal heauly, hundred and etgh
Ijr-aum additional are lights u»vt
Imt plated aln»ut the abounds at tu»
eighty of these around *he new half*
n* lu.tua kmm4 h*m T'**»*» Arte ,
■III la •u-a4*u.• at ifc* •*
and ornament*. product*. plabta und
fruit*, are a tew of tha many lute'eat
ing thing, now on tha way front Cu
lm, Porto lll.u, Hawatlau tatanda, and
tha far off Philippine*. A large nunt
Iwr of the native* of the** wraral In
land* »l the *ea« wilt h* at th* eapoat
thm. aad will doubt lea* make one of
tha moat Int' teat tug featurwa of Ik*
great it hi tot ion
1 • * lh*M* Who 4 » Itltl Meti'O in tha
naitonal <fu««tioM of |mi>ertatt«m tha
vtltagea of th* aattva talahdara will I*
at one* a rev a la i ton and a aourve of
tr >rtad Information Whether the #11 h
P 'to la capable ,>f aatf guvarnment >*
wh-'ther It te tale to h» country
B flare ta the aMrtkuml of “tale* *r*
>|ueethme h*et an*at*red after a <*(*•
fv*t etmly of th* man hluvaalt In th*
ttatlv* villa** h* * I »*• M th ht*
t> tad h»**- I *a dree* maaaera. earn
toam t'*«eta»M*hr* had nllglMi* #i»
aar>*«>•* will *••» lea addmt la nar dm
traded frota aad th* dally uaewpatn*
hr which It* tlrea whea at hut* win
ha faithfully adhere.) to