The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, July 13, 1900, Image 7

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Jnbez HiiVhltison received our heio
with a. face an tlark as a thundercloud,
but it seemed that, when ho heard
Ainu's news, ho considered It Import
nut enough to warrant lilt; intrusion
on his privacy. It appeared to Alan
that, of whatever linport."iiirc It wan
to the firm. It was of Htlll greater to
Hutchinson, which continued hlin in
his suspicions that he had prlvato
dealings which had nothing to do with
the firm.
Alan talked the matter over, nnd
Hutchinson was Impulsed with his
clear-headedness and the coiicIhc way
he had of statins tilling.;. Little by
little he looked upon Alan with a more
favorable eye, mid In the end Invited
him to stay and dine. Although Alan
did not want to prolong his Interview
with tho brute, he accepted the Invita
tion, thinking that he would then see
the girl who had taken his fancy he
fore. Herein he was mistaken. To nil
intents nnd purposes It was u bachelor
cstabllthment, nnd the Spaniard who
came In to smoke a cigar with Hutch
inson after dinner evidently came
without expecting to see any Indies.
Alan rode home. It was a perfect
moonlight night, nnd the road was as
clear as If it had been day. Hutchin
son had told It I in before he left that
he should bo glad to see him ngatn,
and tho young mini was revolving in
his mind how he could accept tho Invi
tation, and yet not play tho part of
traitor to his host. Ho felt sure that
Hutchinson was not acting square by
the firm; he nlso felt sure that ho
would try and gain him over to his
sldo. Instinct told him to beware of
tho man; but, on the other hand, there
was the girl, who lind touched the
young man's heart by her loneliness
and her unhapplr.esn and by her beiu
ty. If be did not go back to La Paz
all chance of seeing the girl again
was at nn ond, and she had made such
iiiii Impression upon his rather suscep
tible heart that bo was wilting to
chanco many things, but not the risk
of never seeing her again.
Ho was riding along In the moon
light; ho wn3 young, nnd adventurous
blood was In his veins. The brilliant
beauty of the night, tho strong scent
of the flowers, nil Intoxicated him.
Suddenly a white figure flitted before
him. He reined In his horse sharply,
feeling sure that this was the girl be
was thinking of, nnd so It proved.
In the clear, cold moonlight her face
looked white, and the shadows round
her eyes deep. She had a soft, cookig
voice. Alan thought she was more
beautiful than he had even at first Im
agined her to be.
"I have watched for you," she said
softly. There was not a trace of co
quetry In her voice and she was simply
stating n fact. "You were so long that
I grew anxious."
Ho could see that she wanted to say
something, and yet was half nfrnld.
She looked round nervously. "No ono
Is about," ho said, reassuringly.
"No." She still besltated nnd still
looked around her. "Mr. Mackenzie,"
sho said at last desperately, "do inot
think 111 of me. I do not want to say
what I nm going to say, and I know
n child ought to reverenco her father,
hut " She gave a long, shuddering
"I understand," he said, quickly.
"No, you do not!" she answered
quickly. "It Is not because he has
struck mo ho did It before, nnd I
never minded It until today. You see,
ho still thinks I nm a child, but I nm
afraid for you. Ob, I must warn you!
Do not come hero again!"
"Why not?" he nsked. "I nm not a
child to bo told to do a thing without
n reason,"
"Thero was a young English clerk
who used to como out hero to seo my
father," she said, very slowly, "and
affer six months ho had embezzled
some money or something, and In tho
ond ho could not face tho Inquiry;
ho "
She stopped; ho could seo the horror
in her face.
"What did ho do?" asked Alan, In
his quiet, manly volco.
"Ho committed suicide," said tho
"Hut I nm not of that sort," said
Alan. "I havo my eyes open, nnd
never do anything without a reason."
"Thero havo been men young men
coming bnckwards and forwards to
tho house and thero always has been
ono end to It nil, and I cannot bear It.
My father ruins them sooner or later.
As soon as they know too much some
thing hnppons."
"What do you want mo to do then?"
nsked Alan.
"Don't como back hern," sho bogged
"I cannot promise that," ho said
quietly. And In tho moonlight ho look
ed Into her dnrk eyes.
"Why noi?" sho asked, but sho low
ered her lids,
"Because," ho said boldly, "It will
bo my only chanco of seeing you
There was n llttlo sllonco nnd then
tho girl spoko. "But if It should
Drovo dangerous to you I should novor
forglvo myself!"
Thon Ainu laughed a good, frank
lnugh. "Tho ono thing thnt will bo
dangerous to mo Is you," he snld, "and
I am going to court thnt danger."
Bho laughed, too, A1s-d looked so
I Fascinating
fl'JI Romance
&& by
Alan Adair..,,
brave and bonn that nny womun
would have loved to hnve been courted
by him. "Very well." she said. "Mr.
Mackenzie, you have been warned,
and so have I."
"Tell me your name," he said.
"My mime? It Is u common enough
one here- It Is Veronica."
"It Is u very bcautlfful one." he
puld. And then he took off his cap
and bade her good night; and his
dreams that night weie full of moon
light nnd u dark-eyed, slim girl, and
all the sort of thing that a young man
dreams nbout when for the Hist time
he enters upon the realms of ro
mance. He remembered the financial crisis
only the next morning, when he saw
Hutchinson again. He fold Dempster
of bis Interview; but here he found
himself In u dllllculty. It was dllllcult
to talk to his chief of the man he mis
trusted, nnd yet to know that he was
valuable to the firm and knew many of
Its secrets. He could not tell Demp
ster that what be suspected was that
Hutchinson had secret dealings with
the government, nnd that he mostly
knew of events beforo they became
public property, nnd so could buy and
sell to greater advantage, using tho
capital of tho firm for his own pur
pose, for that was what Alan sus
pected. Rlchnrd Dempster saw that the
young man was keeping something
back, although of course he could not
guess what It was.
"Look here, Mackenzie," he said. "I
don't want to force your confidence.
I can seo you huve something on your
mind; but I can trust your father's
son sufllclently to know that If it
ought to be brought to my notice you
would not hesitate to do so."
"The fact Is, sir," said Alan, "thnt I
have as yet nothing tangible to lay be
fore you; but that, not having nny
proof at .nil, it is rather dllllcult to
como to you nnd to sny, 'Do you trust
this man or that man.' "
"Quite right," said Dempster. And
then they began tnlklng of something
else, nnd had u good long consulta
tion on tho present state of affairs. It
was only when he wns leaving that
his chief said to htm: "Hy tho way,
did you have any dllllculty In finding
Hutchinson's little cottage. He tells
me that It Is some way out; lie pre
fers the country."
Alun looked at Dempster to see It
ho were spcnklng Jestingly; but no,
his words were evidently uttered In
perfect good faith. Ho believed in
Hutchinson's cottage. "I bad no dif
ficulty, sir," ho replied. "Any one could
tell you It Is not a cottage, but n fine,
largo place."
"Oh," said Dempster, laughing,
"then that la Hutchinson's modesty,
is it? I must chaff lilm about It!"
"I hope you won't, sir!" said Alan
quickly. "I'leaso say nothing about
Dempster looked nt tho young man
curiously. "I will say nothing If you
do not wish It; but I own that your
manner makes mo strangely uneasy."
"I want It to do that." said Alan,
and left him.
Matters, however, grew very dis
turbed, and Dempster had reason to
believe that tho government was very
unstable. Alan Mackenzie was sent
backwards and forwards to La Paz. It
began to bo very exciting, for every
day he seemed to see moro clearly
that Hutchinson was playing a double
gnme. Ho had Dempster's confi
dence. Alan knew that, among other
things the firm was Importing, there
wcro firearms, and ho felt almost suro
that Hutchinson was in league with
somo malcontents, and that these
arms were meant for them. Llfo
grew very Interesting, nnd every day
seemed big with chances; and every
evening that ho mndo his way to Ii
Paz ho found Veronica awaiting him.
First of nil she camo to warn him,
then sho enme because sho feared him,
and lastly sho camo because she loved
him. And he bo felt that ho loved
hor, too. It wns not the same tender,
nll-endurlng affection that ho would
havo given to nn English girl, not tho
lovo thnt desires nothing except to bo
loved In tho samo absorbing wny; but
It wns moro tho tender, protectlvo lovo
that a man gives to ono weaker than
himself. Veronica was not his equal
In mental power ho knew.
Sho had had very llttlo educntlon,
nnd could hardly do moro than read
and write. Sho sang In a sweet, full
volco without any nrt, because sing
ing enmo natural to her, nnd sho plny
ed n gultnr by ear; but sho had no ac
complishments nor nny learning.
Sho was a puio, Innocent, beautiful
child, who wanted to ho loved nnd
cherished. Her father had been cruel
to her, and she feared him. Alan had
been good to her, and sho loved him
passlonntoly, and would have gono
through flro and water to servo him.
And so weeks went by, and nt last
there camo a dny when tho proofs of
Hutchinson's double, denllng wcro In
Alan's hands. Ho must go with them
to Dompster or tho ruin of tho firm
might ensuo. If by nny chanco tho
existing government lenrned thnt tho
respected English firm was providing
tho Insurgents- with flrenrms thero
would bo an end to tho houso thnt
Richard DempBter had built up with
so much care.
Hut then thero wns Veronica, Alan
knew thnt sho must participate In her
father's ruin. The thought of the
poor, gentle girl, made to suffer by her
father, without a soul to help her, was
too much for the young man. Ho
loved her quite sufllclently to want to
shield her from any barm. Thero was
only one thing to do: He must tell
Dempster of Hutchinson's treachery,
and he must persuade Veronica to bo
come his wife secretly. It must bo
secretly, for no one knew either of
Veronica or of anything else. And so,
went to bis chief.
Richard Dempster looked very gravo
Indeed at tho news. The two men sat
up all night In consultation. Hutch
inson was to be dlsinlsted nt once;
there was nothing else for It. And
then Alan made a request. "Will you
send me to Santa Rosa nt once?" bo
said. "I don't caie to stop on hero
after I hnve been the menus of getting
rid of Hutchinson; 1 don't want to
benefit by his fall."
"I shall miss you, my lad," said
Dempster. "I had hoped you would
have settled among us; but I suppose
you have other plans."
He looked at Alan, who reddened.
The young man bad known for somo
time that even his chief's daughter
would not have denied him; but then
ho thought of his lovely, dnrk-hnlred
Veronica, who hud no one but him
self. No, he had ruined her father,
sho must be his care and a very
sweet care, too! Perhaps not tho
Ideal, the perfect marriage he bad
dreamed of In other days, when soul
goes out to soul, and man and woman
have but one Idea, one thought; but
a marriage born of lovo and respect,
a protective, not a passionate lovo,
although Veronica wns beautiful
enough to cause many a man's heart
to beat quickly.
Tho very evening ho had his talk
with his chief ho rodo out to La Paz,
but this time not to seo Hutchinson.
Veronica would bo In the avenue, nnd
Veronica must be wooed to glvo her
consent; the two had but a short time.
"You will trust me, Veronica?" ho
"To the death," said tho girl; "but
Alan, I am afraid If he hears of your
part in his ruin he will kill you sooner
or later."
"Ho will hear of It," said Alan
gravely. "I am not the man to let
nnother do my dirty 'ork. And will
you wait for mo at Santa Rosa, my
dnrllng? 1 will mnko all necessary
arrangements, and will bo married tho
day I come."
And so matters were arranged, nnd
Veronica promised; and this was the
end of Ainu Mackenzie's life In Rio.
(To he continued.)
I'lirlur Muglr.
A feat which any ono can perform
with little or no practico Is that of
placing fourteen matches upon n tnble
and lifting them all up upon one of
tho matches. This Is how It Is done:
Pick out ono match the one that has
the (latest surface and then pmco six
of the other mntches about ono-fourth
each across tho first one, each of the
six being parallel to each other and
the thickness of a match distant from
each other. Next place six other
matches one-fourth each across tho
first match, but from the other side,
all parallel and In tho spaces left by
tho arrangement of the first six
matches. Now take tho fourteenth
match, lay it over tho twelve matches
whero they Intersect, nnd by carefully
lifting match No. 1 nnd holding match
No. 1 1 In place you will accomplish
without dllllculty tho feat. Adelaide
Herrmann In the Juno Womau's Homo
l'almlnu- l'rlco for I.ittir.
Ono thousand pounds was the sum
paid by tho lato Bernard Qunrltch for
nn autograph letter, of Columbus,
which ho afterwards exhibited at tho
World's Fair In Chicago. A wealthy
collector of autographs In Chlcugo In
1898 offered through tho American
Press to pay 1100,000 for n genulno
autograph letter of Shakespeare. Only
seven are known to bo In existence,
and as to three doubts hnvo been ex
pressed ns to tholr genuineness. Two
lotters of Mnry Queen of Scots, writ
ten Just beforo her execution, aro said
to have cost an English collector $20,
000. Tho ono letter existing in Ti
tian's hnndwrltlng wns sold for ?G00,
and n letter of Raphael's for $300. Tho
ono letter written by Comelllo which
was ever sold was purchased by Alfred
Morrison for $800.
TncloiV AiinnjrniKM'D.
A clover observer says of hor expe
riences In a drawing-room car: "Thero
sit directly behind you those who wash
their family linen for tho benefit of tho
traveling public, ho accusing her of all
sorts of Irregularitlos with other men,
whom ho Judges by himself, and sho
defying him to nnmo Just one man, and
flnnlly going Into hystorlcs. Thon there
Is tho woman In front of yon all scent
ed up with white rose, and beside her
Is tho manwho pares and cleans his
nails with a pocked knife nnd UBes tho
samo blade to pick his 'teeth. Thon
there Is tho sweet llttlo child who snaps
tho window catch or thumps the win
dow pane, which seems to bo music to
tho fond mother's ears." -Now York
Press, '
Ireland I.mci I'opiiliillnn,
Tho population of Irolnnd still ap
pears to bo on the decline. The quar
terly return of tho registrar-general up
to the last day of March shows a de
crease of 10,135, of whom 5,302 was
debltod to emigration. Tho estimated
population of Ireland Is now -1,504,000,
or llttlo moro than half what It wa8
In 1811, when It stood at 8,175,000.
Thero Is a limit nt which forbear
ance ceases to be a virtue. Burko.
I'M - Ml
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l Mft islhfjfrtfjf. nf rmf rtrM
alcr face Vtlb ih imifcdiv'iDG
OICT ctfcs.wtfi) tbcirniv'c-
their sM "brovnl look at jdj
"No- I cant sit down, .lust ran
to see you a minute. What are you
doing"" Ned llnzaul bent to look at
the medallion ner which his sister's
tiny camel's hair brush was suspended.
"Jove! what a beauty! A portrait--really?
Who is she?"
"Miss SiUertcm of EvniiBton. This Is
to be a gift to her fiance from one of
his friends a wedding gift. She Is In
the secret. I worked ficim a photo
graph until last week, when she gave
me a sitting. She Is to be here for an
other today."
Annie llazatd. a little, slender, elf
locked sprite, enveloped in n big paint
ing apron, with a palette on thumb,
looked up to read approval In the eyes
of the gigantic young brother who tow
ered over her. Ho had taken the me
dallion up In bis palm, and was look
ing down upon it with homethlug
brooding In his gaze a glance of ten
der prophecy.
"You think It good?"
"Stunningly good. I didn't think It
wns In you, Nan!"
A IIhhIi of pleasure Irradiated her
small, dark face. "I did," she said.
He laughed, putting his left band
caressingly on tho wavy, blue-black
"I know dear. We guyed you drend
fully nbout your determination to bo
como a miniature painter--1 more than
tho otheis. But you're proving your
detractors In thu wrong. It's quite a
triumph to do that Isn't it?"
"A glorious triumph! In fancy, I
already see you bespeaking a snillci
from the foremost miniature artist of
the coining century, and bragging of
your friendship! (live that back, sir.
I must complete that gown before tho
original comes In."
"Ib she really as lovely as this, Nan?"
Ho mnde no attempt to return the pic
ture in his palm. "What a nobility of
brow! And those eyes are serene and
pellucid as a mountain lake. Black
eyebrows but the hnlr Is reddish gold.
Is" a sudden doubt striking him "the
shade natural?"
"Natural!" His sister picked up n
niahl stick and assumed a belligerent
attitude. "Trust a woman," sho said,
"to recognlzo bleached hair."
Still bo held the miniature, his eyes
bent full upon It. Tho mistress of tho
studio heaved a ponderous sigh.
"If you don't mind," she suggested,
meekly, "I should like that back beforo
the night cometh wherein no man may
work, or wouinn, either."
Young Hazard lifted his head with
nn awakening gesture, laughed, hand
ed her tho oval piece of Ivory.
"If you hadn't dashed my hopes nt
bit th, Nan," he said, "I'd have staid
to mnko the acquaintance of tho orig
inal of the miniature. But us she Is
to bo n bride" he struck a tingle
pose. "Farewell, sweet dreams!" ho
"Farewell, dear brother!" returned
tho nrtlst. "I love to havo you come
in when Coke and Blackstono or do
lawyers still read thoso eminently re
spected authorities? when they will
let you." She picked up n now brush
nnd moistened Its tip between, her
sensitive lips. "Your new spring suit's
"Thanks, awrully. But I didn't
come In to bo told thnt. The Percy
boys hnve a box at the Auditorium to
night. Thoy want us to Join them.
They're to hnve n chuflng-dlsh supper
nt their quarters lator. You'll como,
won't you?"
"Can't!" Tho smnll head swayed In
decided negation. "Haven't n deceut
pair of gloves to my name, nor time to
buy them."
"O, If thnt Is all. I'll got them for
you. What shade do you wish what
is your number?"
"Shndo, light heliotrope. Size, fivo
and a half. Six buttons."
"Explicit, nt lenst." He took up his
hat. "Jolly little den you've got here,
Nan. Do you moan to say you'vo dono
all these things?" Tho comprehensive
sweep of his hand Included many pic
tures, from the rnpt countenanco of
'lOnuyson's St. Agnes to u sketch of
one drooping hand holding n perfect
"Not all though I am responsible
for all. My pupils huva dono somo."
"Pupils! Phew wo nre in earnest.
Honestly, Nan, I'm glad I Induced dad
to let you have your way. Wo thought
It was all a fad, you know."
"Yes, I know." She smiled n con
scious llttlo smile. "Wo didn't call It
n fad when you wished to study for
the bar. Ami aee how you'vo vindi
cated yourself! I was so proud this
morning when I road what tho paper
said of your speech in tho trust caso
yesterday "
"Nan you flatterer!" But ho color
ed with pleasure. "I'll have to mnko
tho pnlr of gloves half a dozen pairs
in paymont, I sluppose!"
The flickering smile deepened
around her lips. "You may prove your
gratitudo In that way if you cIioohoJ"
Blie declared demurely. "I've nover
seen the day when I had too mnny
pairs of gloves."
"No woman ever did." he rojolnod,
Inughlng. And ho went out of the
studio, out of the building, and ntrodo
down State street, a strnlght. hand
some, manly young fellow to whom
went sparkling glances of spontaneous
He did not notice the glances nor
those from whom I hey mine. He saw
a face an he swung along. It was un
like all other faces tluoiiglng that
populous thoroughfare. It was not
only the physical perfection that ap
pealed to him. tt w.m the look of to-serve-of
distinction. This look told
him that back of the courtly kindness
with which the world was greeted a
sanctuary stood apart a sanctuary
Only the high priest entered In!
"Pshaw!" he muttered, and shrug
ged his great shoulders. "To be dis
turbed by the memory of i inlnla
tute!" He found himself pushing
against the swinging doors or u vast
dry goods establishment tin uu of
"(i loves?" The deferential tloor
walker lent an attentive ear. "Yes,
sir. In the annex yes, straight down
this aisle!"
Curious In the midst of surround
ings foreign to him, Ned Hazard
strode on In the direction Indicated.
Light ponied from the gieat dome ot
ground glass overhead. Fair women,
alert or languid, passed nnd repassed
him In a steady stream, downed In
cloth, In fur, In velvet, purchasers
passed up and clown between the laden
shelves, the polished counters. A
group ahead there a congestion of
trade! Hazard swerved a little to pass
thu augmenting crowd. What was
the trouble? A lost child a fainting
woman? "She took my purso!" The
wail came fiom n llchly dressed wo
man of conspicuous physical develop
ment. "She was nearest mo. 1 laid It
down a minute It's gono!"
Involuntarily Hazard paused glanc
ed at the accused. And ns ho looked
his heart stood still. For there, fac
ing that curious mob, haughty, Indig
nant, white as she would be ltr hor
colllu, stood tho original of the in In la
tin e he had lately held. That fearless
poise in tho head, those dark eyua un
der curved black brows, that scornful
young mouth, the rippling red-gold
hair under the plumed hat how fa
miliar were these!
"You nre mistaken, madam!" The
volco thrilled htm. It was tho volco
he knew this one lady must possess.
"1 saw a woman take up a purso from
the counter. She went toward that
elevator. I am no thief. You nro
mistaken. My nnmo is Eunlco Silver
ton. 1 shnll glvo you my address."
"I don't want no nddressl" Ono fat,
ringed hand gesticulating frantically.
"I want my purso. I wnnt you search
ed. You got my purso!"
A man pushed through the throng
a man with n quiet countenance nnd
untranslatable grny eyes.
"If you ladles' will como with mo,"
began tho houso detective. Tho ac
cused lifted higher her shapely young
"1 will not go with you. I object to
tho Indignity of being searched. "
She paused. Another was speaking.
Tho crowd, grown suddenly silent,
were listening.
"This young lady Is Miss Sllvcrton
of Evauston," Ned Hazard said. "If
you," turning to tho attentive floor
walkor, "will tnko my card to ho
mentioned tho nnmo of tho head of tho
firm there will bo no further trouble
Ho is a personal friend of mine. It lu
better," ho concluded, and tho peno
tratlng volco rouched those of tho out
skirts of tho press of thu people, "not
to make a mlstako in tho matter.
Such errors cost a firm dearly some
times. It Is my word against ho
glanced nt the virago who stood with
poised umbrella In their midst
against this porsnn'8!" he declared.
Tho latter burst into n torrent of vi
tuperation. But tho lloorwnlker had
read tho card passed it with lifted
brows to the houso detective.
"If you will come this wny," tho do
tectlvo said, bowing, "the affair will
bo nrranged."
Young Hnzard elbowed a passago for
tho trembling girl. She looked up at
him gratefully as she walked by his
sldo to tho manager's ofllce. A llttlo
man with a Hebraic cast of counto
nnnco came hurrying In.
"My dear Hazard! Thero has been an
unfortunate mlstako somewhere, I am
Informed. My men havo been tolling
ino thnt this young lady a friend of
yours wns nccused of shoplifting. Ob
viously, the chargo Is absurd!"
"She did take It!" yelped tho woman
of tho ungloved hand. "Sho stood noxt
mo at the silk counter. I Jest set it
down when oh?"
Sho stopi,ed, her flshllko mouth still
The dofectivo was presenting her
with hor purse.
"Wo corralled tho thief on the third
floor. She Is nn old hand at this
gnme. Burko has ikc hor to the
Is your pockotbook,
Tho big woman rrabbod it from him,
" 'Tls mine-and small thanks to you!"
sho snapped out. Sho flounced off. Tho
lloorwnlker wlj.d his forehoad and tho
head of tho house smiled.
"Our system of detection," ho said,
"U thorough. I, however, humbly,
apologize to Miss "
"Sllverton." suggested Hazard.
To Miss Sllverton for the unpleasant
experience to which nlm has been sub
jected. It was fortunate, Hazard, thnt
you happened nlong when you did."
Miss Sllverton Hashed Ned a glanri
that set him tingling to his llngor
"Most foitunato for mo!" sho mur
tnered. Then they were out on Stnto strem
together nnd Ned was telling her hov
he had recognized her, about tho min
iature, his sister many things.
You nro to give Nan a sitting thl
afternoon." he reminded her.
"Not I!"
"But," he stammered, "she said sho
expected you! That the miniature
must be finished for for " He
choked there How could ho talk to
her about her wedding?
"For my sister's wedding yes. Sho
went directly to tho studio from tho
For nn lustnnt State street whirled
around like tho bits of colored glass In
a kaleldosrope. Then things righted
themselves, and the young lawyer
know that two eyes allvo with laughter
wore smiling up at him.
"Your sister! But you must bo
alike. I could hnve sworn "
"We nre nllko. We nro twins. You
aro not the first who hns bean be
wildered by tho resemblance. 8hal
we go on to tho studio? Hudorn wns
to wait for me there."
They did go on to the studio. Nnn
nlo gave them tea out of old Beleok
cups. They aro tinned wafors and
tnlkod a lot of delightful nonsense.
And Ned Hazard mado up his mind for
good nnd nil that tho original of thd
miniature was not half ns beautiful as
the sister whom she so resemblod.
"My gloves. Ned?" demanded hli
slBter. ns sho locked the studio door.
Aghast, ho wheeled around. "My
dear glil, I forgot all about them. I'll
get you a box a dozen boxes "
"When?" Their eyes mot. "Beforo
the wedding to which we nro bidden?"
"Yes. I sny, Nnn, how does thai
song of Riley's go you nlways remem
ber poetry. It Is something like this-
and ho quoted, his eyes nllght:
"When my dreams como truo, whoo
my dreams come truo,
I shall "
The light In tho elevator thormomo
tor fell lower.
"Down!" cried Nannie. Chlcngo
On tlio Itiillrimil.
Another woman, ono who spend
half her time traveling on tho rail
roads, says: "Wi.ut a delightful world
this will be when one person In 1,000
learns to respect the rights and feel
lugs of others. Nowhero does ono
suffer moro from tho solflshness nnd
disgusting habits of tho averago hu
man being than In a railway car. First,
tho lack of ventilation has a depress
ing effect upon n sensitive tempera
ment nnd fatigues ono quicker than
miles of wnlklng In the open air. Noxt
conies tho hiimnn annoyances. Thorn
Is tho peanut eater sitting opposite.
Now, nny ono who would cnt peanuts
except In a ten-acro lot or standing on
u burning deck where a certain boy In
history is said to havo devoured them
by tho peck ought to bo flayed allvo.
What, then, should ho done with tho
creature who devours peanuts by tho
qunrt on a railway car where It Is Im
possible to escnpo their horrible odor7
To me there Is nothing more offenslvo
than tho smell of peanut, nnd when
thnt everlasting boy comes through
tho car calling out 'salted peanuts,' I
frequently bankrupt myself by buying
up his whnlo stock. But ono cannot
keep HiIb sort of thing up. It would
cost less to hnvo n bill passed by tho
legislature forbidding their sale."
MunW-lpul Utriicrelili I Anclunt.
Municipal ownership long ago passed
out of the stage of theory and experi
ment, if, in fact, It ever belonged there.
Centuries beforo America was discov
ered public ownership of public utili
ties wns highly devoloped. Tho city
of Rome 2,000 years ago possessed its
splendid public baths, Its superb nquo
ducts and other utilities owned and
managed by the government.
AVI f ii Kli-pt Too Lato.
In a western court tho other day a
man nskod for divorce on tho ground
that his wife would not got up early
enough to get his breakfast In her
counter-petition tho wlfo alleged that
her husband snored so loud that in tho
early part of tho night sho could not
go to sleep. The court granted tho
divorce on general principles, with
out prejudice agulnst cither side.
Tho LntMt fuel In Ecri.
Dairymen hnvo known for a long
while the fnmllleB thnt require that
tho milk served them for tholr chil
dren shall como all from one cow. A
grocer heard recently for tho first time
from ono of thoso families. Tho head
thoroof asked tho grocer to soo that
tho oggs of tho house camo dally from
ono hen. Now York Commercial Ad
vertiser. found Ub W7 Home.
A hound was bought In Missouri and
shipped in a closed oxpresi''ca'r to a
ranch In KanBas. In a day or
was missing. Investigation provod that
it had gone bnck to Its Missouri homo,
ovor n distance of fiOO miles, on a road
entirely unknown to tho dog.
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