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I The Key to a Fortune
John Nettleton was an inventor. lie
invented a number of small devices for
various purposes, but none of them
turned out to be of value, or, If they
did, some one who furnished the means
to put them on the market reaped tho
benellt. I-Cettleton's wife and a girl
the had adopted stood by him through
nil his disappointments. His son Peter,
as soon as ho became old enough to
shift for himself, became a machinist
and drifted away from home.
,Peter knew enough of such matters
vo lvl sure that If his father had In
vent -d means of overcoming the de
fect lie bail made a model of the con
trivance, lie and .Mujr-rie hunted all
over the lion'-e for such a model. Ev
ery closet was ransacked, spaces un
der the eaves of the roof, cellar and
workshop, to no purpose. The model
was not to be found.
The pet scheme of John XettietonJ
life was a machine for .saving labor,
the object of which he alone under
stood. While thus outfaced he dreamed
at night of great fortunes .secured, or
that some one was destroying his liiodol
Just as he had perfected It. Often UU
wife would awaken Iilin v bun he w as
struggling lit nightmare U 't before
be accomplished his nj ;k died.
leaving no one but Magg'e 'llurpe. her
joptetl daughter, to aie for him.
Slj.renialned with him and was a per
petual bow of promise.
It was several years after his wife's
deatli before Nettletou struck the fun
damental Idea of his machine. Hut on
(implying it he found that a device was
n-)essary to overcome a defect which,
though trifling in fisclf, Tendered the
machine useless. He worked three
years over this and overcame it. Tlfen
lie made a model of his machine, and a
separate model of his contrivance to
overcome the defect. He had been so
swindled by persons appropriating his
Inventions that ho chose to keep a key
to this one, which wouid alone unlock
the secret. The model of the machine
he kept In his workroom. The model
of the contrivance lie kept no one knew
Hut with all his precaution John
Nettloton never reaped the benefit of
his Invention. Deatli took him away so
suddenly thap he had no time to reveal
to any one where he kept the model
he called his key model. Peter was
called homo to bury his father and
lound nothing to represent an inheri
tance except a will bequeathing the
little house and thu Invention to Mag
gie Thorpe. Peter saw the model ot
the machine, and, being u machinist,
idellghted with it; but, setting it
,i motion, he soon saw the defect. It
emed a slmplo matter to remedy
hat, and he set to work to do so. Mag
gie told him that his father had done
so, but she knew not by what con
trivance. Peter obtained employment near by
nml nights and holidays went to his
father's workshop to llnd a remedy
for the defect. As his father had been
encouraged by Maggie, so was the son.
She would go Into the workshop,
which aviis In the rear of tho house,
when he was there, and when she
V found him despondent would remind
ililm taut ins tamer Had overcome It,
jMHl what had boon done once could bo
'done again. Often late at night the
shop door would open to reveal Mag
fglo'B sympathetic face while she held
Jin her hand a plate on which she had
placed n simple supper.
I But Peter had uot the genius of his
uuiur u mi in nisi iuiiuo up ins mum
hat if lie tijd not give jm Jjuptiug for
If you will eat more
you can do more work, enabling you to earn
more money, so that you can buy more
do more work and earn still more money.
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the secret he would go iniuf. Then,
and not till then, Maggie advised him
to give it up and reminded him that
there were fortunes to be made In
Peter decided to go back to the work
he had done before his father's death,
but when lie came to part with Maggie
he found that he had won a greater
treasure than fortune the heart of a
pure young girl whose disposition
would render her the most valuable of
wives. With tills discovery lie made
another that he could uot go and
leave Maggie. He must take her with
Peter bought a plain gold ring which
ho took to Maggie. Not llnding her in
the house he went to the shop. Shu
was there soldering a kettle that had
become leaky. Peter produced the ring
and as he was about to slip It on her
finger dropped it. It rolled into one of
the great seams between the hoards in
There was nothing to do but take up
a board. Peter took up two and found
the ring on a box placed between the
Joists. He took out both the ring and
the box, and seeing that the latter was'
locked Maggie went for John Nettle
ton's keys, which she hail kept since
his deatli. She unlocked the box and
displayed a model.
Something told them both at once
that here was the missing key to a
fortune. Talcing out the model Peter
turned with it to the model of the ma
chine, but Mngglo espied a paper In thu
bottom of tin box.
God, If necessary, will direct my little
Blrl to this.
rotor saw at once how the connection
Was to be applied to tho machine and
catching up a screwdriver made the
attachment. Then setting the whole
in motion they both watched It working
'Tctor," sahl Maggie at last, handing
him "the paper, "see what your father
s'ald about our finding the -key to a
"Tho key to n fortune," he said after
reading it, "is often the goodness of a
woman. At any rate it is so in this
case." FLOIJA M I T.T.I n AN.
ONE MAN'S IDOL I
Many years ago in Madrid there lived
a grandee, Don Hoderigo do Sandoval.
Ills house was on a little square, or
rather court, In the center of which was
a fountain with a cup where any one
might quench his thirst. Don Hoderigo
had married a girl very much younger
than himself and set her up on a pedes
tal as his mother had placed a crucifix
on her dressing table, to worship. SI
gnora do Sandoval while she at first
found it pleasant to be thus adored,
especially since adoration brought with
it every comfort, soon found It tire
some. Her husband devoted but a brief
time to her every day, the rest being
given to affairs of state, he being one
of the king's cabinet. The rest of the
time tho young wife spent alone, and It
did uot occur to the husband that the
time would hang heavy on her hands
or that she would crave society, espe
cially of tho opposite sex. Did she not
have servants at her beck and call, the
finest apparel to wear, the most savory
dishes upon her table? What moro
could any woman need?
One night when Don Hoderigo was re
turning from tho palace where ho had
been in conference with the king, Just
before entering the court In which he
lived ho stopped short and fastened his
eyes on n scene before him. A young
man stood nt the fountain holding tho
cup in his hand and looking up at the
balcony projecting from the second
floor of Don Roderlgo's house. Just
within a window opening on to the bal-
couy fluttered a handkerchief, while
the young man was making signs with
the cup. Ills back was toward He San
doval, so that he could not bo rccog
The husband watched this pantomime
In a sort of stupor, lie could not have
been more thunderstruck had he seen
an angel from heaven alight on the
fountain and pour mud upon the wa
ters. That the being he had worshiped
could thus dishonor him filled him with
agony. While he looked he saw a fan
waved frantically from within tho win
dow and the man drinking at the foun
tain dropped the cup and walked rap
Idly away. Don Hoderigo, awakening
from his stupor, followed, but the
stranger had only a short distance to
go to turn a corner, and by the time
Sandoval reached It tiie man he sought
was nowhere to lie seen.
Don Hoderigo went to his house,
kissed his wife (she noticed that his
lips wore cold as ice), and went to bed.
lie did not accuse her nor ask the
name of the young man who had been
making signs at her window. From
that time his manner toward her was
changed, though no one e.opt herself
noticed It. She was allowed the same
privileges, enjoyed the same comforts,
but somehow she felt that she lived In
the shadow of death.
A few weeks after the episode that
had such a marked effect upon Ho
derigo lie was coining home late at
night when he saw a man drinking nt
the fountain. Advlnclng, lie knocked
the cup from the stranger's baud. Tho
man turned, hoi at the Insult, and see
ing one Avorthy of ills steel drew his
rapier and attacked the Insuiter. San
doval drew and defended himself, cast
ing from time to time an eye on his
wife's window. All was dark there,
and In time he called a halt in the
light, apologized for the Insult, refilled
the cup and offered It to the stranger.
The latter, puzzled, drank and wont
After that on numerous occasions
always at the dead of night some
stranger stopping to quench his thirst
nt the fountain would report iu the
morning that tho nip had been knocked
from his hand and, sometimes after u
fight, the insuiter had apologized and
proffered a full cup. The police seemed
singularly apathetic about the matter,
not even taking pains to watch the
fountain. Thus It became the belief
that the person who gave these Insults
was high in favor of the government.
One night a man entered tho square
and, seeing another at the fountain,
withdrew uuder the shadow of a lllght
of steps. While tho man at the foun
tain was drinking a third figure ap
proached and knocked tho cup out
of the drinker's hand.
"What means tills insult?" nsked tho
At that moment n glimmer of white
appeared on tho balcony of Don Ho
derlgo's house. Hoderigo saw It in an
"It means that I have at last found
tho man I luive been so long looking
for," said Hoderigo.
Ills rapier Hashed, but before the
man for whom it was Intended had
turned to draw his own weapon a third
man shot from a shadow and stood,
sword iu hand, between tho two.
"You are mistaken, slgnor," he said.
"I am the man you havo been looking
for. I was u lover of your wife's be
fore you married her. Thrlco I have
passed a few words, or rather signals,
with her from this fountain, but I
have never been nearer. She Is pure
as marble. Go and continue the wor
ship which till you found me here you
bestowed upon her, for she Is worthy
The reply to this was n lunge on the
part of Don Hoderigo and ti Bhrlek
from the balcony. The stranger
caught the blade on his own steel nnd
replied Iu kind, In n few minutes
Don Ipderjtiq djundoval lay
StlvU'lHMl Upon tll plUCIlKMlt.
"You linulo nu idol of your wife,"
sail! (lie straiiKcr, slii'iitlilim tils ra
pier. "I liuvo made it widow of lior."
A year lutor Slfrnora do Sandoval
married llio man who made her n
widow and licrnniu olio of the most
nttriictlvo of all the danien of the ci1- ,
tal From beliiK worshiped by one
man she was worshiped by a whole
olty. IILAXCIIH .1. CAKNM2S.
NEWS OP NE13JIASKA. '
Fire at Omaha.
Omaha, Aug. 10. Fire stalled thid
morning in tho yards of tho Dicta
Lumber cotepnuy. Loss, ?1 (10,000.
Pollard Is Renominated.
Auburn, Neb., Aug. .'0. Hcpubllcang
of the First Nebraska district last
night renominated Frnest M. Pollard
for congress by acclamation.
WIDOW ASKS HEAVY DAMAGES
Alleged Slayer of Walter McCulla
Made Defendant In Suit.
Hastings, Neb., Aug. 13. A suit for
$. 7"0 damages for tho "killing of Wnl
tir McCulhi was Instituted by the es
tate of the dead man against Harney
T'inrou. The case glows out of tho
murder of Walter MeCtilla. two weeks
ago. Hnrney Pearson, the defendant
In tl.e damage suit, wns nrri'slid on
the charge of coniinlltlng the crime
and Is held in the county jail ponding
preliminary hearing. Tho victim is
survived by a widow and four chil
dren. Pearson is a wealthy horse
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