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WINNING OF A MAN
What Happened When a Real
Man Entered Upon Winona's
By HARMONY WELLER.
Winona sighed deeply. Sho felt that
toer reasons for sighing were many
In tho first plnco Winona firmly be
lieved that tho numerous BUltors for
her hand wero merely after her money.
She had not stopped to realize that
her eyes wero gloriously bluo and her
hair a shining mass of copper, nor did
she know that her character was lov
blo and her mentality above tho aver
age. All she reckoned on was the
fact that her money was a snaro for
fortune hunters and she doubted her
swains, one and all.
Secondly, she sighed because she
had had a splendid art education, yet
wealth and social obligation had kept
her from manifesting her talent. Wi
nona had taken a courso In Interior
decorating and In her heart sho felt
that she would reach supreme heights
of happiness if she wero allowed to
dab paints on tho walls of adorable
Thirdly, sho sighed and perhaps
she sighed deepest pvor tho fact that
a real man, tho kind that would take
her heart and llfo by storm, had failed
to appear on her horizon.
"Perhaps I nm Just naturully hard
to please." sho reasoned, "but 1 simply
annot lovo a man who Idles about In
'o Bteani yacht or touring car nil day
and who haunts tho cabaret restau
rants by night."
i A tear squeezed Itself from beneath
."Winona's lashes; then a second and
third. After that her head went for
'ward and she wept out her unhnppl
ness on tho Irish lace that covered
her sofa pillows.
Her father coming In found her
curled up like a kitten and with tears
streaming down her lovely cheeksr
"Wlnny!" ho cried, nnd took her
Into his arms.
"I am Just terribly unhappy," she
smiled at him through her tears, "I
want a long brown painting apron and
crushes and paints and and some
thing to paint!"
"Dlcss my soul, child you can have
an entire shop if you want It. As for
something to paint, I can give you a
contract that will tax oven your clever
schemes for decorating."
Winona smiled into her father's
"Tell mo quickly!" she demanded.
"I will bo so happy you won't know
me If I can Just bo a working person
"I have seen an architect today
about putting up a dozen bungalows
on the West Park road. I want them
to bo little gems along tho drive and
tho young chap I have chosen has
Ideas that I like. Now you and he
can get together that Is if you can
without actually coming to blows," he
ended with a laugh. "I am not suro
that I would let him know that you
are my daughter," ho added; "he
might be inclined to give way to you
though Davenport doesn't seem like
the man who would glvo In much to
Winona pouted, then hugged her
father. Her cheeks were free of tears
and her eyes sparkling.
"I love the idea! I shall go straight
away and get a plain frock such as n
working nrtlst would have. You aro a
dear!" sho cried excitedly and hugged
When Winona met John Davenport
sho was not sure that they would
avoid tho blows that her father had
laughingly suggested. The young
architect had looked at her in a more
or less supercilious manner when ho
had learned that he, in a way, was to
work with her.
"He is evidently ono of those unll
lumined men who think that anything
feminine belongs seated at the side of
a sewing basket. I will show html"
sho decided and Davenport fell to
wondering why the girl's blue eyes
had narrowed In so peculiar a manner.
That was but tho first of his won
dering. Prom the moment he and
Winona began to talk actual business
ho was kept In a stato of continual
"Sho is a clever artist," he told him
self often when some particular bit of
designing was discussed. "And after
all tho feminine mind should know
more about a homo than tho mascu
line." Had Wlnonn realized the praise that
Davenport was giving her in his mind
Bho would have been even happier in
those days of work when tho bunga
lows wero progressing at a splendid
(rate. Dut sho did not know It and
her heart was beginning to feel that
a real man had entered upon her
Notwithstanding her first Impression
she knew now that John Davenport
waB a man whom any girl could be
proud of winning. The closo compan
ionship nnd exchango of ideas gave
her ample time to know him as she
had known no other man. He would
never Idle away his clays on yachts
and motor and Winona smiled when
sho tried to picture him at a cabaret
show or dancing the one-step.
"And 1 thluk ho likes me," she told
herself with a llttlo happy sigh; "his
eyes tell mo bo."
Sho was high on her ladder paint
ing fleecy clouds on the celling when
sho heard his voice in tho next room.
Ho was speaking with soma one
whoso voice was feminine and rich.
Winona almost stopped breathing so
suddenly had tho seeming position
struck her. Tho architect was show
ing tho bungalow to someone.
-I like this tho best of all, dear,"
the feminine volco went on. "Tho dec
orations appeal to mo most. Could wo
tnkc this one or has It bcon sold?"
"No It Is tho last but ono to go. I
think wo could be very happy here It
is Just big enough for you and mo,
Isn't It? I will mako arrangements
for tho purchase this afternoon." Ho
turned suddenly and sprang Into tho
next room. A crash hud sent the red
blood out of hiB cheeks.
"Winona!" ho cried and picked tho
girl up. Sho had toppled from her
ladder and lay whtto and still In his
arms. Fortunately she had fainted
beforo falling nnd tho limpness of her
body had prevented serious Injury.
"Oh-h," sho sighed, and opened her
Davenport's arras tightened about
her and Winona felt him tremble.
"Tell me, dear aro you hurt?" ho
questioned tenderly. He glanced
quickly up at tho other woman who
stood beside him. "Mother," ho said,
"I want you to know the girl 1 lovo I
have told you so much about her."
Winona drew n long breath and her
heart took up tho beat where It had
left off when she thought her architect
had been speaking to his future wife.
Later on, when they had decided
upon an early wedding, Winona looked
up at Davenport with rather fright
"Hut I havo stacks and stneks of
money," hho said nnd waited fearfully
for his wrath.
"So have I, sweetheart." ho laughed,
"more than I can In any way take
caro of. So let's forget It and Just
"Wo won't havo much trouble doing
that will wo?" Winona sighed hap
pily. "Is this tho wny you two build bun
galows?" asked Winona's father, who
stood In the doorway.
"Yea," nnd wo arc going to build
ono more," John Davenport pnld.
(Copyright, 1013, by tho McCltiro NVwa-pipi-r
MOST FICKLE OF ALL GEMS
Opals Readily Affected By Changes of
Temperature, and This Has Brought
Them III Favor.
Tho superstition which causes peo
plo to regard opals with awe ns tho
cause of ill luck, and even death, Is
duo to a peculiar observation made
many years ago. Opals wero consid
erably In uso In Venice during tho
plague and It was noticed there In tho
hospitals that before death the stone
would sometimes brighten upon tho
victim's finger. It never seemed to
occur to tho people that tho illness
could produco a glow of color. They
took It for granted that the stone oc
casioned the illness.
As a matter of fact, opals are af
fected by heat, even by that of the
hand, and the fever, being at its
height just beforo death, caused tho
colors to shine with unwonted clear
ness. This confirmed the superstition, and
to this day thcro are sano and able
bodied peoplo who believe that a chip
of this stone In the houso can cause
Probably another reason for tho dis
trust excited In opals is the fact that
they chango and loso their color. That
is duo to tho softness nnd porousness
of the material, and Its capacity both
for absorbing water and of parting
with what it has, one of which tends
to mako It dull and tho other chalky
and opaque. They havo been known
to bo carefully cut and laid away,
and upon opening tho pnper had
crumbled into dust within a few
A specicB of opal known as tho
hydrophanc, found In small quantities
lately in Colorado, has wonderful
powers of absorption. In Its usual
state it Is of a yellowish, waxy tint,
but when water 1b dropped upon It
the tint passes slowly away, and from
being translucent It becomes trans
parent. On exposure to tho air the
water evaporates in an hour, leaving
the stone as it was before.
All 8erve the Fatalist.
Threo students of philosophy sat on
top of a high hill. Ono was a pessi
mist, ono an optimist and the third
had not declared himself.
When tho first two were warmly
discussing their opposing theories of
life, a sudden gust of wind simultane
ously lifted off three hats and sent
them bowling down tho hill. The
pessimist and the optimist gave
chaso, but their companion remained
calmly sitting on top of tho hill and
watched the others running after tho
hats. Presently each procured his
own hat and tho optimist picked up
also that of the third man. Then they
panted back up the hill.
"Whow!" gasped tho optimist, as
be handed over tho hat to hlra who
still sat on top of tho hill. "I guess
you're an optimist, too. You didn't
seom to worry any."
"Why should I?" was tho dispas
sionate reply. "I know- that 'mine
own shall como to mo.1 You Bee, I'm
Education In Philippines.
An Idea of tho extent of industrial
education In tho Philippines may bo
gained from tho fact that nearly four
hundred thousand school pupils are
engaged In somo kind of Industrial
work. Twenty-six well equipped trade
schools have been established In Ma
nila and tho various provinces, thero
is a collego of agriculture at Los
IJanos and a collego of engineering
has been added. to tho University of
tho Philippines. American Industries.
Wireless Message Carried Far.
A wireless message sent out by an
operator In Persia recently was heard
distinctly on a ship near Melbourne,
more than 5,200 miles distant
FOR Mil DM
N. N. Q. ORDERED TO ASSIST IN
GOSSIP FROM STATE CAPITAL
Items of Interest Gathered from Rfr
liable Sources and Presented In
Condensed Form to Our
Companies of the Fourth and Fifth
regiments, Nebraska national guard,
havo been ordered by Governor More
head and Adjutnnt General Hall to ro
port to local committees of their
towns to assist in tho observance of
The order Issued by tho commander-In-chief
reads ns follows:
"In recognition of Mcmorlnl day,
Friday, May 30, consecrated to tho
bravo soldiers who sacrificed their
lives for tho American republic, tho
national flag will bo displayed on nil
armories and nil stations of tho Ne
braska national guard nt hnlf staff
from sunrise until noon on thnt day.
To iiRsist In the observance of tho dny
by veteran organizations, command
ing" olllcera will place their commands
at the disposal of local representatives
of the Grand Army of the Republic on
"Company commnnrters will mako ft
report to this office of participation In
Memorial day exercises of their or
ganizations, giving strength present,
also names of absentees, with reasons
for Btich absence."
State's General Fund.
The state's general fund, which nt
the close of the March business con
tained about $212, wns boosted to $775
In time to get In under tho report for
the close of April business. In the
same time the temporary fund lenped
nhend from $S4,lf.G to $310,724, while
tho temporary university fund fell
down from $3,575 to $707. Tho perma
nent school fund showed an Increase
of $20,203 for the month. The state
aid brldgo fund Is practically at the
Bamo place It was a month ago. Tho
university cash fund Is nearly $10,300
lower thnn It was at tho closo of March
business. Cash on hnnd for the month
end wns $0,022 and cash deposit to
taled $530,090. Of tho trust funds In.
vested tho permanent school fund Is
credited with $S,C37.734; tho perma
nent university with $201,801; tho
agricultural fund with $547,500, nnd
the normal endowment fund with $73,.
600. Of the nbovo sum Invested, $9,
0S4.341 is in bonds, $171,192 In univer
sity warrants, and $105,101 In genera?
"Vets" Will Go to Gettysburg.
Tho Nebraska G. A. H. will get Its
$4,000 to use for the benefit of tho
veterans of tho battlo of Gettysburg.
Plans are now being carefully laid as
to how this money Is to be spent, and
what veterans will havo a chango to
take a pleasant holiday by its aid this
summer. Governor Morchend has
named a committee to handlo tho
money, which committee Is composed
of L. D. Richards of Fremont, Felix
Halo of Madison and J H. Culver of
Mllford. Mr. Richards fought In tho
bnttlo which Is to be commemorated
this summer, nnd Scnntor Halo was
a member of tho confederate army.
The committee was named after n
delegation of a doaen prominent vet
erans had Invaded tho executive of
fices and stated their views.
Want Eggs Mors Carefully Packed.
Commission men and creamery pro
prietors want the railway commission
to Issue an order compelling railroads
to accept no eggs for shipment that
are not carefully packed and that are
not placed In cases sufficiently strong
to withstand the ordinary handling
that must be undergone In transporta
tion. The contention Is made by the
commission men that eggs should be
packed carefully at the original point
of shipment and that the taking of
such a precaution would not only re
sult In minimizing tho loss by break
age, but would also lower freight
charges, which aro now Increased
where cases are of such flimsy con
struction that tho risk In transporting
them Is considered extra hazardous.
Twelve applications for pnrolo nnd
hnlf thnt number for commutations of
sentences aro beforo the Btate board
New Hotel Law Well Received.
Rigid Inspection of tho hotels of tho
state Is to bo tho order of things under
tho administration of Commissioner
Ackcrman, according to a bullotin Is
sued from his office Rut co-operation
of tho hotel men will first bo solicited
In every stop taken for their own nnd
tho public's benofit. Thus far the
landlords of tho Inns of tho stato havo
responded heartily to tho demands of
tho occasion and Commissioner Acker
man believes thnt with fow exceptions
the new hotel law will bo well ro
ceived. New Building for State Fair.
Tho plans for tho big stnto fair
nulldlng have been drawn by Rlrd
Miller, stnto Inspector nnd supervisor
of construction of stnto buildings and
the work of construction will bo com
menced without dolny so that the
structure ninv bo ready for uso when
tho next stato fair opens. Tho sum
of $100,000 was appropriated by the
legislature for a new building to bo
called the agricultural and horticul
tural building. It will bo built In a
cornor of tho fair grounds nnd will bt
almost rectangular la shape.
TOURING IN THE PYRENEES
Excursions Through These Mountains
by Auto, Horse or Afoot Are
Luchon, Frnnco. Planning a tour la
mountainous regions Is novor qulto
so simple ns route-marking on tho
plains, for high barriers are not con
ducive to tho creation of innumerable
by-rondB nnd short cuts from point to
point. All tho same, tho Pyrenees do
not present nny serious difficulty to
anyone who will tnko tho trouble to
Btudy their bearings from end to end.
Thcro are two classes of tourists,
howover, between whom wo must dis
tinguish beforo venturing to offer hur-
Through the Pyrenees.
gCBtlonB ns to routes. The ono class
may bo visiting tho Pyrenees primari
ly for reasons of henlth, for there aro
something llko two hundred and fifty
springs between east and west, and
the thermal resorts aro many and va
rious in consequent; the other class
comes for touring pure and aim pie.
It a car owner la undergoing a
"euro," he will probably mako Hag-nerosde-Luchon,
Cauterets, or Ax-lcs
Thermos his center, and do whatever
motoring may be convenient without
proceeding very far from his base.
From Luchon ho will, of course, run
out to tho Valleo du Lys, an excur
sion which should bo taken In tho aft
ernoon, ob thero Is no sun In tho val
ley earlier In tho day. If the car Is a
good climber, It should certainly bo
headed also for tho Hosplco do
Frnnco; but tho pull Is a stiff ono of
six kilometers from tho junction
with tho Valleo du Lys road, and has
a good deal of 17 por cent, gradient.
Thcro Is no gainsaying, however, tho
charm of tho scenery when tho sum
mit is attained, whtlo tho avallablo
excursions on horseback or afoot are
many and highly interesting.
The run from Qulllan to Axat, it
may bo mentioned, passes through tho
most famous of tho many fine gorges
of tho Pyrenees, namely, that of
Plerre-Lys. The road was cut with
infinite labor, owing to the heroic
efforts and encouragement of a hum
ble cure, Felix Armand, and a tunnel
through a great rocky barrier is still
known aa the Trou du Cure, while a
monument to Armand's memory baa
been erected in Ax-les-Thcrmes. Na
poleon was so impressed with the
cure's energy as to remark: "A pity
the man should bo a priest. I would
have made him a general of my
army." The continuation of Armand's
road from tho gorgo to Mont-Louis
was only completed in 1887, over a
hundred years after tho euro's great
TO CUT THE COST OF LIVING
Factories to Utilize Waste Products la
Remedy of Profesor Carver of
Cambridge, Mass. Tho establish
ment of factorloa to utlllzo tho waste
products of the farm would increase
tho profits of farmers and reduco tho
high cost of living, In tho opinion of
Prof. R. T. Carver of Harvard univer
sity. Professor Carver, who has been ap
pointed director of tho newly created
rural organization service of tho Uni
ted States department of agriculture,
said recontly he believed "tho middle
man" could not bo eliminated by any
Ho said, howover, that efforts would
bo mado to mako tho "middleman"
como to terms whoro his profits aro ox
cesslvo. Two Children Killed by Snake.
Jacksonville, Fla. Two children of
Mrs. Rolesson, living on tho banks
of tho Suwanco river, woro bitten to
death by a rattlesnako whllo deliver
ing a messngo for tholr mother.
Alarmed at their absonco sho institut
ed a search and found them In a dy
ing condition. On reaching homo,
with tho chlldron In her arms, sho
discovered her third child drowned in
tub of water.
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AT MONT ST. MICHEL
Something of Its Old Charm Still
Left for the Tourist.
When Romantic 8pot Was a Real Is-
.'and arid Bay Was Full of 8hlftlng
Sands Wonderful Building la
Pontorson. Thoso who havo known
Mont St. Michel for tunny years real
ize only too well that much of Us
chnrm hnB departed, novor to return.
At Pontorson, tho nenrcst village, tho
tourist, in tho old days, first enmu un
der the spell of tho plnco. Pontorson
need never hnvo existed had there
been no Mont St. Michel; nnd there
was a medieval chnrm about Its irreg
ular streets, Its smithy with tho great,
deep, thached roof, nnd Its street
lamps that wero let down to the
roadway by cord nnd pulley for
lighting, that was very delightful. Tho
long, Htralght rond that led to tho Is
land nlno kilometers of It wnB bor
dered by n streamlet by which wild
tlowoni grew, nnd thero wore cottages
by tho wnysldo, where they kept
things thnt appealed to tho thirsty
man, and tho room that combined tho
ollleos of tho dining room, drawing
room and bedroom often held wonder
ful plecea of old furniture. It was a
long walk; but a rldo In a Jolting coun
try cart was tho only alteruntlvo and
tho wnlk had many attractions.
In thoso days tho Mont was n real
Island. Whether It was, for tho mo
ment, In Normandy or In Brittany was
never qulto certain; for tho bny that
holds It Is full of shifting sands and
tho stream had n wny of changing Its
course, from tltno to time, and boring
a way for Itself now on ono tildo of
tho rock and now on tho other. Thero
wns, though, always an adventurous
pnBsago by ferryboat over tho qunrter
mllo of water that separated It from
tho mainland, and a transfer, occasion
illy, to tho ferryman's Bhoulders when
tho stato of tho tldo kept tho boat
iway from tho steep tpproach to tho
treat building on tho rock.
Years ago, though, all thlB waB
changed; and with tho beginning of
:hango modernization began. A cause
way camo, to connect tho Inland with
tho mainland. Later a light railway
destroyed tho quiet of the country
road from Pontorson to Mont St.
Michel. And after this camo groater
troubles still. No vandalism, happily,
tins been allowed to Impair tho beauty
f tho wonderful building that covers
:ho great cono of rock as a thlmblo
night cover a giant flngor tip bo
:losely that tho summit of tho rock Is
o bo found a fow foot below tho floor
)f tho church that surmounts the
wholo cdlflco. The centuries of labor
Fishermen of Mont St Michel.
that great craftsmen gave to the struc
ture of the building that is wonderful
in its strength and solidity, and yet
dainty as so much laee work, have not
been wasted. Tho perfectly propor
tioned quadrangle that for economy
of space, was built on tho roof of the
church, with no two of its pillars alike,
and the dellcato oscaller de dontollcs,
the great kitchen of the abbey, tho
battloments and oubliettes of tho fort
ress for tho building has served
many purposes in its time are Btlll
TRACES OUR DESCENT-FROG
Crowned "Prince of Thinkers" of
Paris Upsets Darwinian Theory
With a Croak.
Paris. Tho Latin quarter recently
turned out in its thousands to cele
brate the advent of Plerro Drlsset, an
old gentloman from Anjou, whom It
had crowned as "Prlnoo of Thinkers."
This proud distinction has been
earned by the discovery by M. Drls
let that man is descended, not as Dar
winians think, from monkoyB, but
After escorting M. Drlsset trium
phantly to the Pantheon to see Ro
din's statue of "Tho Thinker," a noisy
crowd of etudents carried off their
"prlnco" to a lecture room, whero he
won much and loud applause.
"In unfathomable long ngocs," said
M. Brisset, "a bullfrog sat on a lotus
leaf and hailed tho dawn with a Bad
croak. That frog," ho added, "was
And, Btrango to say, tho speaker
vas qulto Blncoro.
Nine Sisters All Are Teachers.
San Francisco. Nino 6lstcrB, all
teachers, Is tho record for ono family
claimed by Modoo county, Cal. Tho
girls aro daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
John Batay, who live near Fort Bid
well. Thero aro no boys In tho fam
ily. The youngest of the girls passed
tho examination for teacher's license
Very Plain Criticism.
Children aro not always grateful be
ings, and they are notably hard to en
tertain. At a birthday party a kindly
natured adult had tolled hard In the
effort to amuso tho children by means
of parlor magic, ventriloquism, bur
lesque dancing and tho llko. The
other adults present were highly
amused, and somo of tho chlldron
deigned to chucklo mildly. The mother
of the hostess, however, felt that full
Justice had not beon rondercd, so be
fore announcing refreshments sho took
pains to thank tho entertainer, and to
call tho attention of tho youngsters to
"Mr. Blank Is very funny, Isn't he,
children?" she concluded.
From tho rear of tho room came a
small, shrill volco:
"Ycssum, but not so funny aa ha
thinks ho Is!"
He May Be a Great Doctor 8ome Day.
Wllllnm, nged five, had watched
with much curiosity tho family physi
cian each day count his grandmother's
pulse. When tho doctor's visits ceas
ed, Wllllnm felt tho responsibility of
counting his grandmother's pulse
dally. Ono morning William's father
camo Into tho room and found his
young son looking thoughtfully at hla
tiny watch, his fingers on grandmoth
"Woll, son, what Is It today?" in
quired tho father. William looked
trnvo, but without hesitation replied;
"Ten dollars, sir."
No Facilities. ,
"They say' that Cupid strlkos the
match that sets tho world aglow. But
whero dons Cupid strike tho match?
that's what I'd llko to know." Cornell
"What do you thluk of cutting the
"I call It shear nonsense"
Mr. WttMlow'a Hootlilnjr flrntp for Children
teething, dot term the kuiiin, rtilurrn Intlnmma
Uou,allajre iulu,oureH wind coIIc,3do a bottlejafc
To know thnt which lies before ua
in dally llfo is tho primo wisdom.
LEWIS' Single Binder. trelrht Co-many,
molten prefer them to 10c cigars Adr.
After n woman makos up her mind
sho does something clso.
Then you possess the real
. secret of good health. Guard
I it carefully and at the first
sign of distress or weakness
It promotes and maintains
.health. Get a bottle. It will
SPECIAL TO WOMEN
Do you realize the fact that thousands
of women are now using
A SeloMe Aitkestk PaweW
a a remedy for mucous membrane af
fections, such as sore throat, nasal os
pelvic catarrh, inflammation or ulcera
tion, caused by female ills? Women
who have been cured say "it is worth
its weight In gold." Dissolve in water
and apply locally. For ten years the
Lydla E. Plnkham Medicine Co. has
recommended Paxtlne in their private
correspondence with women.
For all hyglento and toilet uses it has
no equal. Only GOc a large box at Drug
gists or sent postpaid on receipt ot
price. The Paxton Toilot Co., Boston.
THE PRICE OF
For fhii the ProrlOM
of Alberts (Western
Canada) ni the Bif
of theea rmnce Coda?
urn tomaniagraln fltlda
aid tha ealtla hava
Dlaca to tha en titration of
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change has made ma ni tboueand
of Americana, tiled on tneee
plain, wealthr, but It bai In-cu-aitd
the price of Ure itoca.
There li splendid opportunity
of IS) acre (and another aa a pre
emption) In tha newer duurlcie
and prodnce either cattle or grain.
The crop are alwaji good, tba
climate ! excellent, icuooli and
churches are ronTenlent, market
aplendld. In either Manitoba, Baa
katcbewan or Alberta.
, Hend for literature, the latert
Information, railway rate, otc, to
W. V. BENNETT,
Bee Building-, Omaha, Nab,
or address Superintendent of
Immigration, Ottawa, Caaei.
BBfe- MBBBd siren
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