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i MAKE YOUR MONEY
* You work hard for your money. Now
make your money work for you. You
* think this can’t be done?
If you are from Missouri, come in and
‘ we will show you that it dan.
' If you are from Loup City, or Sherman
county, come in and see for yourself.
i THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
LOUP CITY, NEBRASKA
TO. f. ^lason, prcst. H. S. Outhouse, Vtce-pres.
L. Hansen, Cashier
Farms for Everybody!
Well improved section of Custer County land
2 1-2 miles from railroad town. Only $45 per
acre $500 cash, $2500 March 1st, long time on
balance. Small farm priced right might be
accepted by owner as part payment.
Extra well improved half section Custer County
land The very best of soil, lays well; exchange
for Gherman County land.
80 ac.cs in Nance County. All under cultiva
tion. Uo improvements. Only $55 per acre.
Eas , i, rms. Very cheap.
160a western Iowa land, all smooth, fair im
provements, very rich land. Exchange for Sher
man County land.
We have nearly any kind of a farm you might
want to buy, almost anywhere you might want
it, on easy terms that you can meet.
First Trust Company
j ^z^**#***^ of all dimensions.
'We als.o have a car of Coke.
We also have a good line of Fence posts, range
ing in price from ten to fifty cents.
Phone'Red 29 and you will receive prompt attention
I LEIN1NGER LUMBER COMPANY
FROM PRINCIPAL NEBRASKA TOWNS
t September 25 to October 10, 1913
[THROUGH TOURIST SLEEPERS TO THE COAST
[Via Salt Lake Route, Scenic Colorado, every day; peasonallyconduct
ed Wednesdays and Saturdays.
^ Via Western Pacific, Scenic Colorado, Feather River Canyon; per*
I* sonally conducted Wednesdays and Fridays.
Via Southern Pacific. Scenic Colorado, Salt Lake, every day; person
ally conducted Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
5 Via Northern Pacific, every day, through the Northwest, to Spokane
I Via Great Northern, every day, through the Northwest, to Spokane,
J Seattle. •
| J. A. Danielson, Agent Loup City, Nebr.
5_ L. W. Wakeley, Gen. Pass. Agt. Omaha. Neb.
Avertisements In the Northwestern
Visit More Homes Than Any Other
Newspaper in the County.
Entered at the Loup City Postoffice for trar
mission through the malls as second
Office Phone, - Red 21
Residence, - Black 21
J. W." BURLEIGH. Editor and Pa
J. R. GARDINER Manager.
He let himself silently into th*
houso with his latch-key, an<i tip
toed up to his room. The light war
burning low. He put the hat-box ii
the farthest corner of his closet, thei
he took out the rain-coat, and, slipping
off his shoes, went softly down to tht
In utter darkness he felt around and
finally hung the coat on a hook under
another long cloak, then gently re
leased the hanging loop and let the
garment slip softly down in an incon
spicuous heap on the floor. He stole
upstairs as guiltily as if he had been
a naughty boy stealing sugar. When
he reached his room, he turned up his
light, and, pulling out the hat-box,
surveyed it thoughtfully. This was a
problem which he had not yet been
able to solve. How should he dispose
of the hat so that it would be discov
ered iu such a way as to cast no fur
ther suspicion upon the maid?
He took the hat out and held It on
bis hand, looking at it from different
angles and trying to remember just
how the girl had looked out at him
from under its drooping plumes. Then
with a sigh he laid it carefully in Its
box again and went to bed.
The morning brought clearer
thought, end when the summons to
breakfast pealed through the hall he
lock the box boldly in his hand ant'
descended to the dining-room, where
:e presented the hat to his astonished
1 am afraia I am the criminal, Cor
nelia,” he said ill his pleasantest man
ner. “I’m sorry I can't explain just
iiow this thing got on my closet-shelf.
I must have put it there myself
through seme unaccountable mix-up.
It’s too bad I couldn't have found it
before and so saved you a lot of Wor
ry. But j ou are one hat the richer for
it, for I paid the bill yesterday. Please
accept it with my compliments.”
Cornelia exclaimed with delight over
the recovered hat.
“But how in the world could it have
got into your closet, Tryon? It was
impossible. I left it in my room, I
know I did, for 1 spoke to Norah about
it before I left. How do you account
“Oh, I don’t attempt to account for
It,” he said, with a gay wave of his
hand. “I’ve been so taken up with
other things this past week, I may
have done almost anything. By the
way, Mother, I’m sure you’ll be glad
to hear that Judge Blackwell has
made me a most generous offer of
business relations, and that I have de
elded to accept it.”
Amid the exclamations of delight
over this bit of news, the hat was
forgotten for a time, and when the
mother and sister finally reverted to it
and began to discuss how it could
have gotten on the closet shelf, he
broke in upon their questions with a
I should advise, Mother, that you
make a thorough search for your rain
coat. I am sure now that you must
have overlooked it. Such things often
happen. We were so excited the
morning Cornelia missed the hat that
I suppose no one looked thoroughly.”
“But that is impossible, Tryon,” said
his mother, with dignity. "I had that
closet searched most carefully.”
“Nevertheless, Mother, please me by
looking again. That closet is dark, and
I would suggest a light.”
He beat a hasty retreat, for he did
net care fo be present at the finding
of the fain-coat.
“There is something strange about
this,” said Mrs. Dunham, as with ruf
fled dignity she emerged from the hall
closet, holding her lost rain-coat at
arm’s length. “You don’t suppose your
brother could be playing some kind
of a joke on us, do you, Cornie? _
never did understand jokes.”
“Of course not,” said practical Cor
nelia, with a sniff. “It’s my opinion
that Norah knows all about the mat
ter, and Tryon has been helping her
out with a few suggestions.”
“Now, Cornelia, what do you mean
by that? You surely don’t suppose
your brother would try to deceive us—
his mother and sister?”
“I didn’t say that, Mother,” answer
ed Cornelia, with her head in the air.
“You’ve got your rain coat back, but
you’d better watch the rest of your
wardrobe. I don’t intend to let Norah
have free range In my room any
Meantime, the girl In Chicago was
walking in a new and hard way. She
brought to her task a disciplined
mind, a fine artistic taste, a delicate
but healthy body, and a pair of will
ing, if unskilled, hands. To her sur
prise, she discovered that the work
for which she had so often lightly
given orders was beyond her strength.
As the weary days succeeded each oth
er into weeks, she found that while
her skill in table-setting and waiting
was much prized, it was more than off
set by her discrepancies in other lines, <
and so It came about that with mutual
consent she and Mrs. Rhlnehart parted
This time, with her reference, she
did not find it so hard to get another
place, and, after trying several, she
learned to demand certain things,
which put her finally into a home
where her ability was appreciated.
and where she was nox re<iuTfeu TO do
things in which she was unskilled.
Then the son of the house came
home .from college in disgrace, and
began to make violent lore to her,
until her case seemed almost des
perate. She dreaded inexpressibly to
make another change, for in some
ways her work was not so hard as it
had been in other places, and her
wages were better; but from day to
day she felt she could scarcely bear
the hourly annoyances. The other
servants, too, were not only utterly
uncompanionable, but deeply jealous
of her, resenting her gentle breeding,
her careful speech, her dainty per
sonal ways, her room to herself, her
loyalty to her mistress.
Sometimes in the cold and darkness
of the night-vigils she would remem
ber the man who had helped her, who
had promised to be her friend, and
had begged her to let him know if
she eve? needed help. Her hungry
heart cried out for sympathy and coun
sel. In her dreams she saw him com
ing to her across interminable plains,
hastening with his kindly sympathy,
hut she always awoke before he reach
it was about this time that the firm
of Blackwell. Hanover & Dunham hail
a difficult case to work out which in
volved the gathering of evidence from
Chicago and thereabouts, and it was
with pleasure that Judge Blackwell a<
< epted the eager proposal from the
junior member of ■ the firm that he
:hou!d go out and attend to it.
As Tryon Dunham entered the sleep
er, and placed his suit-case beside hin
on the seat, he was reminded of the
night when he had taken this train
with the girl who had come'to occupy
a great part of his thoughts in these
All during the journey he planned a
campaign for finding her, until he
came to know in his heart that this
was the real mission for which he had
come to Chicago, although he intended
to perform the other business thor
oughly and conscientiously.
Upon his arrival in Chicago, he in
serted a number of advertisements in
the daily papers, having laid various
plans by which she might safely com
municate with him without running
the risk of detection by her enemy.
If M. R. is in Chicago, will ah* kindly
communicate with T. Dunham, General
Mrs. Bowman’s friend haa something of
Importance to say to the lady who dined
with her October 8th. Kindly send ad
dress to T. D., Box 7, Inter-Ocean office.
"Mary." let me know where and when
I can Bpeak with you about a matter of
importance. Tryon D., Record-Herald L.
These and others appeared in the
different papers, but when he began to
get communications from all sorts of
poor creatures, every one demanding
money, and when he found himself
running wild-goose chases after differ
ent Marys and M. R.s, he abandoned
all hope of personal columns in the
newspapers. Then he began a sys
tematic search for music teachers and
musicians, for it seemed to him that
this would be her natural way of earn
ing her living, if she was so hard
pressed that this was necessary.
It was the evening of the third day
P.ivsr his law work was finished that
A Short, Baggy Figure Shambling
with a sad heart he went toward the
hotel where he had been stopping. He
was oblliged at last to lace the but
that bis search had been In vain.
He had almost reached the hotel
when he met a business acquaintance,
who welcomed him warmly, for far
and wide among legal men the firm
of which Judge Blackwell was the
senior member commanded respect.
“Well, well!” said the older man.
"Is this you, Dunham? I thought you
'.were booked for home two days ago.
Suppose you come home to dinner
with me. I’ve a matter I’d like to
talk over with you before you leave. I
3hall count this a most fortunate meet
:ng if you will.”
Just because he caught at any straw
keep him longer In Chicago. Dun
oam accepted the Invitation. Just as
the cab door was flung open In front
of tbs handsome house where he was
to be a guest, two men passed slowly
by, like shadows out of place, and
there floated in his ears one sentence
•oiced in broadest Irish: “She goes
by th’ name of Mary, ye says? All
.'Oight, sorr. I’ll keep a sharp look
Try on Dunham turned and caught
a glimpse of silver changing hands.
One man was slight and fashionably
dressed, and the light that was cast
from the neighboring window showed
his face to be dark and handsome.
The other was short and stout, and
clad In a faded Prince Albert coat that
bagged at shoulders and elbows. He
wore rubbers over his shoes; and his
footsteps sounded like those of a
heavy dog. The two passed around
the corner, and Dunham and his host
entered the house.
They were presently seated at a
well appointed table, where an elab
orate dinner was served. The talk
was of pleasant things that go to
make up the world of refinement; but
the mind of the guest was troubled,
and constantly kept hearing that sen
tence, “She goes by the name of
Then, suddenly, he looked up and
met her eyes!
She was standing just back of her
mistress's chair, with quiet, watchful
attitude, but her eyes had been un
consciously upon the guest, until he
he looked up and caught her glance.
She turned away, but the color rose
Jn her cheeks, and she knew that he
was watching her.
Her look had startled him. He had
never thought of looking for her in a
menial position, and at first he had
noticed only the likeness to her for
whom he was searching. But he watch
ed her furtively, until he became more
and more startled with the resem
blance. At last he broke in upon the
"Excuse me. but I wonder if I may
interrupt you for a moment. I have
thought of something that I ought to
attend to at once. I wonder if the
waitress would be kind enough to
send a 'phone message for me. I am
afraid it will be too late if I wait.”
"Why, certainly,” said the host, all
anxiety. "Would you like to go to the
'phone yourself, or can I attend to
it for you? Just feel perfectly at
Already tne young man was hastily
writing a line or two on a card he had
taken from his pocket, and he handed
it to the waitress, who at his question
had moved silently behind his chair to
do his bidding.
“Just call up that number, please,
and give the message below. They
will understand, and then you will
writ® down their answer?”
He handed her the pencil and turn
ed again to his dessert. Apparently
his entire attention was devoted to his
host and his ice, but in reality he was
listening to the click of the telephone
and the low, gentle voice in an adjoin
ing room. It came after only a mo
ment’s pause, and he wondered at the
calmness with which the usual for
mula of the telephone was carried on
He could not hear what she said, but
his ears were alert to the pause, just
long enough for a few words to be
written, and %then to her footsteps
coming quietly back.
He had applied the test. There was
no number upon the card, and he
knew that if the girl were not the one
of whom he was in search, she would
return for an explanation.
If you are "Mary Remington," tell me
where and when I can talk with you. Im
mediately Important to ub both!
This was what he had written on
the card. His fingers trembled as he
took It from the silver tray which she
presented to him demurely. He pick
ed it up and eagerly read the delicate
writing—hers—the same that had ex
pressed her thanks and told of hei
safe arrival in Chicago. He could
scarcely i%frain from leaping from his
chair and shouting aloud in his glad
The message she had written was
simple. No stranger reading it would
have thought twice about it. If the
shiest had read it aloud, it would have
aroused no suspicion.
Y. tV. C. A. Building, small parlo'
He took his leave early in the eve
ning and hurried back to his hotel. As
he crossed the street to hail a cab, he
thought he saw a short, baggy figure
shambling along in the shadow on the
other side, looking up at the house.
He had professed to have business
to attend to, but when he reached his
room he could do nothing but sit down
and think. That he had found her for
whom he had so long sought filled him
with a deeper joy than any he had
ever known before. That he had found
her in such a position deepened the
mystery and filled him with a name
less dread. Then out of the shadow
of his thoughts shambled the baggy
man In the rubbers, and he could not
rest, but took his hat and walked ont
again into the great rumbling whir]
of the city night, walking on and on,
until he again reached the house
where he had dined.
He passed in front of the building,
and found lights still burning every
where. Down the side street, he saw
the windows were brightly lighted in
the servants’ quarters, and loud laugh
ter was sounding. Was she In there
enduring such company? No, for there
high in the fourth story gleamed a
little light, and a shadow moved about
across the curtain. Something told
him that it was her room. He paced
back and forth until the light went
out, and then reverently, with lifted
hat, turned and found his way back
to the main avenue and a car line. As
he passed the area gate a bright light
shot out from the back door, there was
a peal of laughter, an Irish good-night,
ana ■ short man m baggy cost and
rubbers shamlged out and scuffled
tplMfeMl? down to the back street.
(To be C ntlnued)
When Looking For a
Drop In'At The
also for a Good Lunch
We also carry a Full Line of
Bread and Pastry Goods and I
also send Bread by parcel
post. Phone Black 127
South Side Public Square.
□ARE GOING TO CLOSE OUT our
entire liue of Men’s Clothing, at a
sacrifice price as we have not got the
room. Below you will find some of the prices
No. 7008 Men’s gray mixed suit A AA
Regular price 8.50. 94a90
No. 7005 Men’s dark mixed Suit A M TP A
Regular $8.00. d4a I v
No. 7156 Men’s grey suit striped AA AA
Regular $15.00. O9a90
No. 2028 Men’s black worsted AA AA
Regular $11.50. dO.90
ioup City Mercantile Co.
I have 500 woolen samples to pick from
and guarantee workmanship, fit, style
and fabric, or you need not accept the
Cleaning and Pressing a Specialty. }
E.E.McFadden, Sultorium j
Loup City Infirmary
Dr. Jas. F. Blanchard
Physician in Chargn
Office hours—8a. m. until 5 p. m.
Rates for rooms on request
Examination free, Phone No. KKj
Furniture, Rugs, Linoleum, Shades, Etc.
Daily & Krebs
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