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About The Wageworker. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1904-???? | View Entire Issue (Sept. 26, 1908)
Patty's Visit to
By Evelyn Snead Harnett
Copyright, by Shorurtory Pub. Co.)
Patty Eldred was pink of cheek and
browc of hair, which was perhaps the
reason that when the colonel, her fa
ther, promised to take her to the re
union in Louisville she ordered a pink
umbrella edged with' a gold-brown
Patty had always gone everywhere
with her father, but that everywhere
was neither far nor wide, as, with the
exception of the Lee ball at "The
White and two trips to Richmond,
she had never left the town'of Dins
more, where she had first seen the
light. The excitement of making so
extended a trip Inclined her to airs,
so when she waved her hand from
the back of the train te the crowd .of
devoted swains who had come with
Sowers and candy to speed her on her
way, she rather hurt the feelings of
Will Rogers, whom she was supposed
A the train was about rounding a
curve he had run by the car calling:
Tve a great mind to get ahead of
these fellows and meet you in Louis
ville." To which she had replied: "Do yon
think I would look at you by the side
of the gallant Kentuckians? If you
know when you are well off you will
stay where you are."
Which retort roused a certain qual
ity in Will that he went home and
packed his valise. Dinsmore was on
the highway and trains were plenty.
Patty's train must needs make so
many stops to pick up soldiers and
their families that it , was late by
two hours. The colonel grew fidgety,
for he was on the program for an an
swer to the first speech of" welcome
to the national committee at eight.
As they left Lexington he looked at
his watch, made a calculation, and
announced that by the time he had
taken Patty to the hotel and dressed
himself he would he Just one hour
Arrived in Louisville, he put his
daughter and her belongings into a
coupe and gave minute instructions
and large money to the driver.
"As I engaged the rooms several
days ago, you will have no trouble
whatever," said he as he banged the
When she reached the hotel the
crowd in the lobby was somewhat
confusing, and Patty became a trifle
nervous. A cheerful bellboy piloted
her to the desk, where she registered
in a good vertical hand, and. with an
air that she fancied was nonchalant
ly cosmopolitan, asked to be shown
to her rooms.
The clerk questioned and Investi
gated and reported that no rooms
had been engaged and that none were
to be had. Patty's looks appealed to
him. and he heard her tale and ad
vised her to go up to one of the par
lors, where her father should be sent
the moment he arrived.
Patty entered the very red, and
white room and settled herself In a
big armchair near the window, where
the roar of carriages and the buzzing
of many voices fostered meditation,
but prevented slumber. She was
unaware of the lapse of time when she
was suddenly brought to a conscious
ness of her surroundings by the en
trance of a si ring of porters bearing
ctus with which they rapidly trans
formed the parlor into a dormitory
and then Oh. horrors! an awful man
in the corner actually began taking off
Patty fled only to bump against
more men In the corridor and more
cots. Making her way back to the
office now swarming with gray coats
f-he again (ought the desk. A strange
clerk listened politely to her tale of
woe. He was certain that her father
had not yet arrived; but as he might
come at any moment he advised her
to stay in sight and impelled by the
pink cheeks and brown eyes he even
went so far as to wake a sleeping sol
dier and make him vacate his chair.
Tired as Patty was. she was too for
lorn and nervous to sit still. She was
also embarrassed by the attention she
attracted so many men all staring.
She left her chair and went over to a
less conspicious place by the wall. A
little farther on she spied a glass door
ajar and edging her way towards it
found that it led to a dark empty room
containing a row of chairs shrouded
in white. She chuckled as she found
that here she could escape observa
tion yet still remain in sight of the
desk. In she slipped, closing the
glass door and, lifting the sheet.
climbed into one of the chairs.
"Funny place for a' dentist," she
said aloud as, settling herself with a
relieved sigh, she fixed her eyes, on
the big register distinctly visible on
the clerk's desk. As soon as a fami
liar head bent over that register she
was ready to come to light. In the
meantime here was soothing darkness
and rest from staring eyes. The chair
offered a comfortable reclining posi
tion with its cool linen head-rest
Fatigue dulled her brain and before
she knew it she slept.
She did not see a white-jacketed
man come out of the bar-room, open
the door, pull down its green blind
lock a safe and stagger away, but.
with the soundness of tired youth and
health, slept on.
Their came the colonel, holding him
self with extra straightness, flushed
with lb success of his speech. Meet
ing the cast-iron smile of Clerk Num
ber Three he signed his name with a
flourish and asked to be shown to his
Rooms!" repeated Number Three,
making the word unnecessarily plural.
'how many do you want?"
"Two," answered the colonel, "or
dered two weeks ago. My daughter
has already taken possession of one
of them; I ask to be shown to the
The clerk looked at the signature:
N. A. Eldred. Eldred Park, Dinsmore,
then went behind a mottled
glass box and consulted another book.
Next, he called a tired straw-colored
woman, who examined various pigeon
holes. Returning, he announced with
the same fixed smile that no letter
had been received, and behind the
words the colonel's sensitiveness saw
My daughter is here," he said with
quiet firmness, pointing to the modern
characters inscribed some lines above
his flourishes. "All I ask is to be
shown to her room."
Number Three did not know any
thing about that party, as he was
night-clerk, just come on duty, but he
pointed to the blank opposite the
party's name, proving that she had
not been assigned a room.
A very spick and span young man
here bent over the register.
"Why. Will how on earth!"
'Came by train after yours, colonel.
Where do you suppose she is?"
'These people don't seem to know
or care. Come, help me find her. One
thing is plain she couldn't get in
here, so went somewhere else. Of
course she left a message, but nobody
seems to remember it. She should
have written a note, but one can't ex
pect an inexperienced child to think.
I see nothing to do but make the
In the congestion' caused by 30,000
extra inhabitants not a carriage was
to be had, so the colonel and Will
were somewhat longer than need be
going to all the. hotels and prominent
boarding houses. But their search
Returning to the hotel nothing
wonld do but the colonel and Will
mnst investigate the sleepers on the
parlor floor, and soon they had a lot
of half-dressed men rudely awakened.
Not one had seen Patty, hut reveral
told the colonel to go to a certain
place to And her.
All night the two distracted- men
hung over the telephone in the office
Oh, Horrors! An Awful Man Actually
Began Taking Off His Clothes.
of the Holt House, but for them it
was silent. That signature was all
they had to hold by. She had been
there once she might come again.
At six came the barber. After pay
ing a morning call on the barkeeper.
as was his custom, he took his towels
and soap to make ready for business.
The office was almost deserted. The
smart drummer was pricking up his
ears over a newspaper tale of million
aires; the little fat man who had
slept on a Flab was writing a telegram
and exhaling steam; a couple of maids
on wet knees were wiping up the
marble floor; a row of dusky bell-boys
were nodding on a bench: and . the
clerks behind the counter were busily
Suddenly a piercing scream broke
the stillness. Will and the colonel
jumped to their feet there was some
thing familiar about that scream.
Clerxs, bell-boys, maids, men and bar
keeper followed the sound to the bar
ber shop. At the door, flying straight
Into Will's arms, came Patty, a big
swipe of lather on one cheek. She
looked at Will, at her father, and ut
tered a glad cry. The frightened bar
ber hurried to explain he had mis
taken her curly head for a customer.
But Patty had forgotten her terror
and her sorrows. She continued to.
embrace impartially Will and her
father, leaving big dabs of tear-mixed
lather on the coats of each. Will
looked ecstatic. An embrace from
this Virginia girl was as good as an
"I will" before the altar. Suddenly
she recovered herself, straightened up
and said with dignity:
"I thought I warned you not to
"But willing to be compared to the
fascinating Kentuckians, I have ven
tured to disobey you; you seem to
have succumbed at first sight."
WIFE OF THE NEW JAPANESE AMBASSADOR
Baroness Takahira, the beautiful and
sador to the United States, likes America and the diplomatic life at Wash
SISTERS ARE BRAVE.
TWO SOUTHERN GIRLS MAY RE
Julia Bolton, Aged 12, Saves Drowning
Companion, While. Etta, Age 14,
Saves Mail Sack When Tossed
. Into Stream.
Memphis, Tenn. For their remark
able acts of bravery, Carnegie hero
medals will probably be awarded to
Misses Julia and Etta Bolton, aged 12
and 14 years respectively, daughters
of H. H. Bolton. They lived near Hat
tiesburg, having removed recently
Etta and Julia, with Miss Stella B re-
land, 17 years old, and Miss M. Extein
went swimming In Purvis 'creek, not
far from the Bolton home. Miss Bre
land suddenly lost control of her limbs
and sank. As she went down the sec
ond time Miss Extein cried: "Stella
Julia Bolton dived just as Miss B re-
land sank for the third time, and
caught the drowning girl by her left
foot. After a desperate struggle she
pulled her friend to the bank, where
the other girls helped get her out of
the water. Miss Breland was uncon
scious. Julia Bolton was thoroughly
exhausted. Both were taken to the
Bolton home, where they were soon
joined by the father of Miss Breland.
Etta Bolton was a free rural mail
carrier in Alabama when she brought
fame upon herself. She was driving
her mail wagon 'across a swollen
stream over a rickety bridge. .The
structure gave way and the girl, horse.
wagon and contents were pitched into
the turbulent waters.
Miss Bolton swam out, then plunged
again into the torrent, and though the
current was sweeping her down
stream, she removed the harness from
the horse, gathered the sacks and
pouch under one arm, and, guiding her
horse with the other, struggled to the
shore. She reported to the post office
Word of the girl's heroism, when re
ceived at Washington, elicited the fol
"Miss Etta Bolton, Carrier on R. F.
D. Route 1, Mobile, Ala.: Receipt is
acknowledged of your letter of the
16th ultimo, reporting the finding of
the letter box keys lost by you during
the recent washout on Bolton's creek.
"Your courage, presence of mind and
regard for the safety of the mail in the
face of the great danger which con
fronted you have the commendation of
the department. Very respectfully,
"C. A. CONRAD.
"Acting Fourth Assistant Postmaster
When President Roosevelt's atten
tion was called by a Hattiesburg resi
dent to the heroism of Julia Bolton in
rescuing her drowning companion, the
citizen received the following letter:
"The White House, Washington.
RIVER BOA T
Device Proves Great Aid to Navigating
River in Alaska.
Dawson. The steamer Sarah, which
has arrived here from St. Michaels, is
perhaps the first stern-wheel steamer
in the world to have a wireless equip
ment. The big packet, which plies be
tween here and St. Michaels, has
found that the apparatus is of im
mense aid not only to herself, but the
other vessels on the river.
She was in communication with the
wireless station at Circle City before
arriving and after leaving that station.
Tie Circle City station is at the head
of the Yukon flats, where the river
gets very shallow in summer time, and
information was sent from the station
about shoals and bars which had been
The government telegraph line runs
on the banks of the Yukon river for
several hundred miles, but not where
accomplished wife of Japan's ambas
My Dear Sir: Your letter of the 18th
instant, with inclosed clipping, has
been received. In reply, I would sug
gest that you communicate with Mr. F.
M. Wilmot, secretary of the Carnegie
Hero Fund, Pittsburg, Pa., setting
forth the facts in the case to which
you refer. Yours very truly,
"Acting Secretary to the President'
Since then custodians of the Car
negie Hero Fund have been communi
cated with in regard to giving each of
the Bolton sisters a hero medal. The
matter is now under consideration.
OXFORD GRADUATE BEGS JOB.
Lieutenant in Boer War, Hungry,
Wants to Wash Dishes.
Cincinnati. "See. I have just 15
cents one dime and a nickel. Sat
urday night my room rent is due.
haven't a friend in the city, sir, and I
want work work of any kind, sir.
Washing dishes would do, for
haven't eaten a substantial meal in
This was said to Mayor Markbreit
the other day by a tall, gentlemanly
young man, smooth shaven, wearing
a fancy waistcoat, neat clothing
everything betokening a prosperous
man, rather than one on the road to
"Lambart is my name, sir; Charles
E. Kielcoursie-Lambart, Oxford gradu
ate, lieutenant in her majesty's serv
ice during the Boer war, cousin of the
earl of Cavan, and bnt we'll let that
pass. I'm not looking for charity;
What I want is work."
The mayor w?H try to find him em
ployment. He told the mayor that
he was best man at the duke of Man
chester's wedding in 1900. Then he
had $25,000, but horses, wine and
women dissipated his fortune.
IS YOUNGEST OF FIREMEN.
Boy of Six Sleeps in Firehouse and An
swers All Alarms.
Columbus, Ind. John Hendricks, six
years old, son of Capt. William Hen
dricks of the local fire department, is
probably the youngest "fireman" in
Nothing delights him more than to
be allowed to sleep at the firehouse
with his father, and when he has any
spare time from seeing that the horses
are in shape and the wagons ready to
go out he practices sliding down the
pole which the firemen use when they
are on the second floor of the building
and an alarm sounds.
One night John was sleeping with
his father at headquarters when the
gong tapped. He was out of bed like
a flash and yelled: "Come on, papa
I'm the first man ready."
He slid down the pole ahead of the
members of the department, scrambled
to a seat on the hook and ladder
wagon, and went to the fire.
it 13 of most aid to steamers. The
Sarah can now communicate with St.
Michaels by wireless after leaving
Kaltag and with Circle City after leav
ing Rampart, or in going down stream
after departing from Eagle City.
The Sarah reports that Circle City
has been sending wireless messages
to Fairbanks for several days, but on
account of their receiving apparatus
could not get any in return.
Plum Pudding Will Be Scarce.
Washington. Smyrna figs and
raisins for the Christmas plum pud
ding and fruit cake will probably be
scarce and high in price. The Syrians,
who make the boxes in which those
fruits are sent to this market, are on
strike, so Consul-General Harris re
ported to the state department. He
said that the crops are almost ready
for packing but there is.no sign of a
cessation of the strike.
LOVE FREES EXILE
SAMUEL LEFF'S THRILLINQ ES.
CAPE FROM RUSSIA.
Fugitive Arrives Safe in New York
City, Thanks to Effort of Brave
. Woman Who Planned Daring
New York. "The cunning and vigi
lance of the Russian soldiers who
guard the prisoners in the Siberian
mines may be 14-karat, but they
couldn't outwit the shrewdness of a
little woman who aided me to escape
imprisonment there a little woman
who is now my wife and will join me
Samuel Leff, 24 years old, now stop
ping on East One Hundred and Third
street, thus started the story of his
thrilling escape to a reporter.
'I was a student of chemistry and
engineering in a college at Barastow,"
he said. "Nearly all the students
there had witnessed outrages commit
ted by the czar's Cossacks. Jewish
women and children were shot down in
the street. There was no thought of
liberty or even of common humanity
among those soldiers, and many of us
harbored resentment against them.
'One day, when the soldiers had
aimed their guns at a group of women
and children, I sprang forward and
begged in God's name that no shots
be fired. I was promptly arrested and
thrown Into a dirty hole which the
officials genially called a 'cell.
'Then I was sent to Siberia. That
was in 1906.
"Miss Mary RIttinger was accus
tomed to bring food to the political
prisoners, of whom I was one. Mary
and I fell in love. The guards did not
know this. Mary was too shrewd for
them. She hatched out a plot with a
student friend of mine, also a prisoner,
whereby one night we stealthily got
over the wall of the prison and got
some distance away.
"We wfere caught that ' student
friend and myself and my friend was
shot by the guards. I was taken back
to prison and tortured. I will not at
tempt to describe how those soldiers
treated me. Just look at me. I guess
that'll be enough evidence."
The scars and emaciated appearance
of the man seemed to bear out his
"Mary and I were manned just after
my first unsuccessful attempt to gain
liberty. We were married quietly.
She also was arrested, and luckily sent
to the same part of Siberia where the
Russians sent me.
"One day we were sent to pick wood
In a forest. We had horses to carry
the wood. When the guards were not
on the alert we rode away on the ani
mals and finally arrived at a town 300
miles distant, where we had friends.
"On that awful trip, through sno-
lush, water and mud, we nearly
starved. My wife and I had to go
without food. We reached Minsk.
where we met revolutionists who
heard our story and cared for us. Then
my wife and I separated, she taking
a different route, but bound for New
York, where I also have friends. My
wife reached Austria, I learned, after
an exciting rush across from Minsk.
"On the boat which bore me to this
country there were two Russian spies.
I knew them. They knew me. But I
also knew, that under the American
flag I was safe and here I am."
LOST PIN ODDLY RECOVERED.
Fraternity Badge Travels Far in Old
Paper. . v
Marion, Ind. Earl R. Hunt of In
dianapolis, member of the 1905 class
of De Pauw university," lost a Sigma
Chi fraternity badge while driving
from Greencastle to Cloverdale, In
Putnam county, two months ago. The
pin has just been found in the "beat
ers" at the Marion paper mills.
The supposition is that the badge,
which was set with opals, was gath
ered up in old papers which were
baled and shipped to the Marion paper
plant. The fraternity pin was dis
posed of by the man who found it to
a local jeweler at a nominal price. The
pin was placed in the show window.
where it was soon discovered by
member- of the fraternity- and its
owner was identified by the name and
chapter on the back of the pin.
MANY NEW TOWNS DISCOVERED.
Mexican Commission Locates 7,679
Not Known Of Before.
City of Mexico. The geographical.
commission appointed by the govern
ment seven years ago to map all of
the towns of the country has just
made its report.
The commissioners make the as
tounding statement that they discov
ered 7,679 towns which were not ofli
cially known to exist and which have
heretofore had no federal control.
Many of these towns are of con
siderable size, ranging in population
from 5,000 to 15,000 people. Most of
them are situated in the remote re
cesses of the Sierra Mad re, far re
moved from ordinary courses of
Picked Trout from Bushes.
Buffalo Park, Col. A cloudburst
above this place sent a flood down the
canyon and caused Buffalo creek to
overflow. At Buffalo the water ran
over the hanks and trout became
stranded on the land. A large number
of the fish were caught in low bushes,
along the river banks when the water
receded. They were picked off vines
and eaten by the people here at the
of the Well-Informcdl of the World baa
always been for m simple, rirwiir and
efficient liquid laxative remedy of known
aloe; a laxative which phyaciaae could
sanction for family use tin hit ita com
ponent parts are known to them to be
wholesome and truly beneficial ia effect
acceptable to the system and gentle, jet
prompt, in action.
In i applying that demand with ifs ex
cellent combination of Syrup of Figs and
Elixir of Senna, the California Fig Symp
Co. proceeds along ethical lines and rebec
on the merits of the laxative for ita remark
That is one of many reason wty
Syrup of Figs and Elixir of Senna tm gjvea
the preference by the WeB-Informed.
To get its beneficial effect always bey
fiie genuine msnnfactnred by the Cali
fornia Fig Syrup Co, only, and for sale
by all leading druggists. Price fifty canto
HER MAN HAPPY.
Indian Woman Not Likely te Be Left
Far Behind in Life's Battle.
Writing of the famous Dean Kay
of Topeka, in Suburban Life, Pa.il A.
"Dean Kaye has had interesting ex
periences during his soak-urns ia the
wilderness. Once an Indian, woman
came to his cabin.
" 'Yon marry T she asked.
"Yes, said the dean, 1 can marry
folks. Have yon got a man?
"Again the woman grunted, and de
parted. About sundown she returned,
dragging "with her an apparently
abashed and reluctant brave.
" "Got him, she remarked, laconical
ly, producing her marriage license.
The man knew no English, bat the
woman prompted him when it became
necessary for him to give his assent
te the dean's questions. When ft was
over the squaw paid the minister his
fee and led her husband away te tri
WHEN YOU GET RICH.
Only Then Are Yon Appreciated far
Your True Worth.
Upton Sinclair, the novelist, was
talking about wealth at Lake Pla
cid. "It Is pleasant to be rich. be said.
"Nobody can deny that. Many of the
pleasures of wealth, though, are false
and mistaken ones. ,
"When I was making my Bring by
the com position of blood and threa
der tales for boys and I coald tarn
ont my I,60 words a day I knew a
pale, bent, ink-stained old chap who
wrote love stories.
'"His stories did not pay; be was
very poor;' bnt an aunt died, and sad
denly the old fellow found himself m
"He saw me one afternoon on Broad
way. He stopped his red car and we
chatted about old times.
"'And is ft pleasant to be riear I
""Yes, it is, be answered, as be
lighted a Vuelto Aba Jos and banded
me another. 'And do yon know what
is the pleasantest thing about it? Toe
have an opportunity to make
friends, friends who can anderstaad
yon. Yon get at last to know people
capable of esteeming yon for your own
qualities alone. Yon find, sir, that
you are at last appreciated." "
The population of the Chinese em
pire is largely a matter of estimate.
There has never, been such census of
the empire as that which is
taken every decade in this country.
But the estimate of the Almanack de
Gotha for 1900 may be taken as fairly
reliable. According te that estimate,
the population of the empire is. tm
round numbers, about 40O.00.tK)e. It
is probably safe to say that if the
human beings on earth were stood wp
in line every fooTtb one wosld be a
Baked Ham. .
Cover the ham with cold
water and simmer gently Just
long enough to loosen the skin so that
it can be pulled o3. This win prob
ably be from two to three boors, ac
cording to the size of your ham. When
skinned, put in a dripping pan in the
oven, pour over it a teacup of vinegar
and one of hot water, in which dis
solve a teaspoon of English m
Bake slowly, hasting with the liquid,
for two hours. ,
Then cover the ham all ever to the
depth of one inch with coarse brown
sugar, press it down firmly, and da
not baste again nntil the snaar has
formed a thick crest, which it will
soon do in a slow oven.
Let it remain an hoar, after cover
ing with the sugar, nntil It becomes a
rich, golden brown. When done drsfa
jTitm the liquor in the pan and pot on
a dish to cool. When it Is eooL bnt
pot cold, press by turning another sat
dish on top. with a weight oa ft. Yoa
never win want to est Bam cooked bk
any other way when yon bare tasted
this, and the pressing makes ft cat
firmly for sandwiches or slicing.
The International Congress oa Ta
eerculosis will be held fa Washing
ton next September. A great exhibi
tion Illustrative of what is betas; done
the world around la the fight -g-fnif
the disease win be held fa eonnecUoa
with the congress, and the two wfa
continue from September 21 to Oe-
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