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AFTEK LONG .ABSENCE.
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Heroinunis room where 'first wo met ,
Andtwhere we salU furew.-ll with tears ,
Here , wlioro you swore. "Though you for
My love shall deeper gi ow with years 1"
Hero , where the pictures on the wall ,
The very rugs upon the floor ,
Thoamuiics : . objects you rjeill-
I um awaiting you once more.
( The.books tbst wo together raid
' From ait their sh&vds they bJckon me" ;
AH hero seaim living what Is dead
What 14 the ghost 1 Icar to Bed ?
tJnch..ngjd am I : did you dewiso
i My Jove as 8 mih ? it , lllis mh -rt !
You com . u Siivjigi r f 10111 yo . . oyt-s
lx > 0ii out. nnd miini - f'r t we j art !
LU i C ib .t j 'orr.11 C -
" A TELEPHONE HIDE.
* _ _ _ _ _ _
She hath a lovely voltho , " lisped
And she must bo handsome. " re
marked young Gubbins. with a know
ing puff at a cigarette. "It has
nlways been my experience that
women with musical voices are good
looking ; "
They wore talking about their tele
phone girl she who flirted with them
so naively over the wires.
She ith quite 'young , too , y'know. "
continued Mr. Potter picking a car
nation to pieces becauthe she con
fided to me that she wathn't out yet
Just fanthy ! "
You fellows QUL'ht tovirn vour
Diana of the cross-wires' to bo more
careful" growled Barker , head cleric
and general Diogenes in the famous
law office of Lastwill Testament.
When his ma/esty / the senior partner
called upon the law courts this morn
ing she halloed back and wanted to
know if that wasn t Charlie. The
old man turned purple and threatened
to see the superintendent. "
She must have thought it was
Charlie Dennison. " said Gubbins.
They are getting to bo a great deal
too thick of late , and last night I
heard him ask her to go out driving
Bah Jove ! " ejaculated Simpkinson
Potter. "Of coutho she refused. "
"No. she didn't , " replied Gubbins.
- because ho said : rNo. 1C00 Smith
street All right Miss Mellerby. I'll
be there on time.1 But hero comes
the man in question to speak for him
Charles Dennison entered , arrayed
in clothes of bewildering cut and
wearing an eloquent bo : coat in the
lapel of which reposed a royal gar
"My dear Charlea " said Baker. "I
trust you are not going to do any
thing rash ? "
Dennison glanced around the office
with ill-concealed triumph. "I am
going to take our telephone girl , Miss
Mellerby , out driving he observed ,
giving every syllable full emphasis.
To his surprise no one made any
comment on this intell'gence. Gub
bins looked out of the window and
Simpkinson Potter placed his carna-
UDII siaiK oeiween tne leaves o : a
I do believe. " ho said at last that
you know all about it beforehand. "
All about what ? " queried Barker.
Oh. yes. You have to take some
girl out driving ; I'm sure we all
sympathize with you. "
\reth , indeed. Charlie. " exclaimed
Simkinson 3-otter ; "it'th a beathtly
nuisance , old boy. but never mind.
It will soon be over. "
Be sure to pret on Miss Mellerby's
good side. " said Gubbins. "My ex
perience is that telephone girls are
always deaf in one ear. "
Dennison waited to hear no more.
-You fellows are just jealous. " he said
and a few minutes afterward they saw
him driving a roan mare and a smart
dogcart around the corner.
x- v : -t * *
Arrived at 100 ; Smith street Charles
Dennison found the house to bo a
model suburban cottage , looking'sun-
nily southward and overrun with
Just the place for young love. "
lie romantically exclaimed , as he
hitched his roan to a fantastic green
dragon on one of the side posts.I
wish to goodness Gubbins and that
lisping idiot Potter were here to
watch my meeting with Laura.
I had better not call her Laura *
at .first by the way. Things that
sound all right over a tel
ephone wire may be quite startling
when one is brought face to face. "
Here Charles opened the gale and
strode up the short gravel path.
Everywhere in the garden he noticed
the traces of a woman's tender care.
"And yet" he murmured , "they talk
about telephone girls only caring for
chewing gum and iiirtation. "
His ring brought a pleasant faced
matron to the door.
Mrs. Mellerb3' . is it not ? " asked
Charlie , taking elf his hat with his
best air. He had a reputation for
astuteness and was much gratified
when the lady nodded a smiling
assent to his question.
And you are Charles Denniaon. 1
suppose ? " she saidVe did not
expect you quite so soon , but earli-
ness.is an excellent fault Won't you
come in ? "
Of course Charley went in. re
marking to himself that Mrs. Mellerby
seemed much better than the general
run of girl's mothers. She could not
be more than 40. he thought , so that
the fair Laura was probably not 20.
Moreover. Mrs. Mellerby's plump
figure and distinct traces of past
beauty promised well for Laura's ap-
vvThey entered the pretty little parlor
and sat down. Then Mrs. Mellerby
"laugneoTgayly "and .said. ' - WelL
Charlie , which shall we talk about
first -the weather or your dogcart ? "
Charlie-'Jaughed likewise , although ,
he thought the use of his Christian
name a little-odd.
, "Lot us talk about the dogcart. "
" * * *
" Very well , "replied Mrs. Mellerby.
Under those circumstances I fear
I efcall have to begin with a dlsap-
polntmant. The fact ia dear boy. the
girl who was to have taken my place
Is sick , and 1 am obliged to cro to the
office this afternoon. I am very sorry
to break off our engagement , but you
see it is impossible for me to go out
driving to-day. "
To say that Charlie Dennison
jumped fully a foot from his chair at
this speech would be no exairgerat'on.
' "I I Uog your pardon ! " ho ex
If Mrs. Molierby noticed his stiu'tled
expression of countenance she mistook
or pretended tomistako its cause.
"I know it's a shame. " she said ,
deprecatingly. "but what can I do ?
They are very strict at the central
office , and I am obliged 10 go. When
you called mo up yesterday. Charlie.
I felt sure of getting off this after
noon. Now I am compelled to answer
hollos' from all parts of the city for
six weary hours. After aiL it is ju-t
ns hard on mo as on you. "
By this time Charlie Dennison had
managed to collect his thoughts. But
what thoughts ! So this old woman
was the "Laura" of his dream i. the
fair telephone ingenue whoso flirta
tions seemed buov ant with breezy g rl-
ishness. How the boys would laugh
if they knew. It was a kind fate
which had saved him from this alliic-
tion. in his heart he blessed that
other woman wno had fallen sick at
such a propitious timo.
"Pleasn don't bo mnd jihmit it.
Charlie , "said Mrs. Molierby.
Charlie was obliged to say some
thing. "A man c-can't help being a
little disappointed , you know. " he
stammered hypocritically. "I really
c-counted on taking you out driving.
Now I shall have to drive all alone. "
.Here , with something of his
pristine spirit he contrived to make
a wry face suitable to the occasion.
Mrs. Molierby laughed. "Suppose. "
she said , "that 1 were to provide a
substitute. It is curious that in all
our long1 telephone talks I never re
membered totell you that I am a
widow. But I am. and have the
dearest little girl imaginable. I was
going to ask you , if it would not bore
you to much , to take her out for a
short drive in my place. She is just
wild to drive in something else besides -
sides a street car. "
Poor Charlie's heart , which had al
most reached its normal condition ,
fell rapidly at this suggestion. It
was certainly a case of "out of the
frying-pan. " etc.Ho had only
escaped the horror of being obliged
to squire Mrs. Mellerby through the
city to find himself confronted with
the oven more obnoxious alternative
of playing dry nurse to that lady's
"dear little girl. " "If you are not
afraid of my mare. " he said , with a
painful effort at looking unconcerned.
"I shall be most happy. But I fear
the brute is decidedly restive "
"You are an excellent driver , I'm
sure. " replied Mrs. Molierby , sweetly.
"Yes. I think I can trust my Gertie
to vour care. Excuse me for a mo.
ment and I will call her.1'
When Mrs. Mellerby left the room
Charlie Dennison covered his face
with his hands. _ This. then , was the
punishment of "his indiscretion. He
could yet escape , but escape would be
cowardly ; and. besides. Mrs. Meller-
jy might tell the story to the other
'ellows over the telephone. On the
whole it was better to remain aud see
the thing out.
His thoughts were interrupted by
the mellifluous voice of Mrs. Mellerby.
"Charlie. " murmured that lady per
mit mo to introduce you to my
daughter. Gertie. "
f Charlie Dennison almost shouted
when ho beheld the "dear little girl"
who stood in the door. Tor the 'dear
ittle girl" was asNfair a specimen of
eighteen-year-old beauty as ever his
eye had rested on. She was not so
very "little" either , being quite as
all as her mother , and looking , with
ler wavy brown hair and great gray
eyes , like a vivified portrait of that
comely personage taken many years
Charlie's system felt by this time as
if it had undergone a succession of
electric shocks , so that Miss Gertie's
irst impressions of him were hardly
'avorable. It is needless to say that
Charlie at once foreswore any idea of
flight He took "his Laura's" daugh-
; er out driving with the lightest heart
n the world , and drove twice beneath
, he windows of Lastwill & Testament
to the unspeakable chagrin of both
Gubbins and Simpkinson Potter.
* * * * JT
Mrs. Mellerby uo longer occupies
ler seat in the central telephone
office , but when she wishes to send
word to the bovs in Lastwill & Testa
ment's she tells her son-in-law ,
Charlie Dennison. about it at the
breakfast table. N. Y. Press.
Eiirops's Wild Korses.
The wild horses that roam over
Europe in immense herds appear to
have furnished the chief food of
early man in Europe. Enormous re
fuse heaps , consisting mainly of the
bones of wild horses have been found
outside of the caves , as in those at the
foot of Mount Pellogrlno. near Pal
ermo , where the floor is formed of a
magma of the bones of wild horses ,
which were either stalked with spears ,
driven by the hunters into pitfalls , or
chased over the cliffs. Similar deposits -
posits have been found at the cave of
Thayngen. in Switzerland , and in
front of the rock shelter at Solutre.
near Macon , where there is a vast de
posit the relics of the feasts of these
savagea nearly 10 feet in thickness ,
and more than 300 feet in length ,
composed entirely of the bones of
horses , and comprising the remains
of from 20.000 to 40.000 individuals.
American Girl a"it customary for
Borne one to give the bride away at a
wedding in England ?
-i-But the bridegroom is not given
away ! "
"No ; but he is sometimes Bold. "
New York Prefli.
1892 , on August 30 and Septem
ber 17th , a rate of one lowest
eastern points to points on oui
line for two homeseekers' ex
cursions. These tickets wil
be sold at all tne principal rail
way points as far east as
Buffalo and Pittsburg. Tick
ets will be good within twentj
days from the date of sale and
stop overs will be allowed aftei
passing the Missouri river. 11
is expected that there will be
quite a large immigration ot
intending settlers to Nebras
ka , northwestern Kansas and
eastern Colorado , during this
summer and fall. This immi
gration can be very largely in
creased by judicious advertis
ing and work by the various
communities tributary to oui
line. It is therefor suc-crested
that sections proposing to pre
pare such advertising matter
for distribution in the east in
regard to the inducements
they have to offer the farmer ,
the business man and investor ,
should begin to get their ad
vertising in shape at as an
early a date as possible. In
case their plans contemplate
sending a good advertising
man to distribute their matter
and attend to their advertising
generally , this department may
be able to give valuable point
ers as to the best method of
doing the work.
I think it is desirable that
editors of the papers along
our line should begin agitating
the matter in order that the
people may be prompted to do
more or less individual work
with their friends in the east
in the way of sending by mail
such matter as the different
counties or districts may pre
pare in pamphlet form or in
the shape of extra editions of
their home newspapers giving
full information as to the re
sources and advantages , and
directing attention to the very
low rates that will be made to
enable them to come and see
for themselves that the repre
sentations are not really up to
The company has recently
issued a pamphlet in regard
to the agricultural resources
of Nebraska , which will be
furnished free to those who
may desire to mail it to their
friends in the east. This
pamphlet treats of Nebraska ,
northwestern Kansas and
eastern Colorado. I wish you
would present this matter to
editors at your place and also
to other parties who may be
interested in settling up va
cant farm lands of this state.
J. FRAKCIS , Gr. P. and T. A. ,
Omaha , Nebraska.
THE plan of placing the national
guard unclerdirect supervision of the
secretary of war and establishing a
bureau of the national guard in the
"War department is now discussed
by militia officers all over the conn-
try. At present the appointment
of officers and the authority to train
the militia are reserved to the sev
eral states. It is thought that bet
ter results would be accomplished
if the authority to control the state
militia forces were vested in the
"War department. The national
military system is regarded as dead
under the present system by those
who have made a study of it , and
the measure which they propose
may prove to be the only one by
which it can be made effective.
TOM PLATT , who was perhaps
the worst beaten gentleman in the
Minneapolis convention , has recov
ered his usuaLsuavity and comes
out with a cheerful admission that
he is a republican and is going in
to the fight for Harrison in his us
ual energetic style , -but David B.
Hill has.never once whispered that
old refrain of his "I am democrat , "
since the adjournment of the Chicago
cage convention and the terror of
Mr , Whitney visibly increases.
Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infanta
and Children. It contains
neither Opium , Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute
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It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by
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" Castoria la on excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers bare repeatedly told mo of its
good effect upon their children. "
Da. G. C. Osaooo ,
* Castoria Is the best remedy for children of
which I am acquainted. I hope the day is not
for distant when mo there will consider the real
Interest of their children , and use Castoria in
stead of the variousquacknostrumsTrhich ore
destroying their loved ones , by forcing opium ,
morphine , soothing syrup and other hurtful
gents down their throats , thereby sending
them to premature graves. "
Do. J. F. EJKCHELOE ,
Conway , Ark.
* * Castoria is so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior to any prescription
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n. A. Anemia , M. D. ,
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" Our physicians In the children's depart
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4 Diarrhea , of Children or Adults * 5
5 JJyscntcry.GrlpIug , Klllous Colic S3
G Cliulcra Morlinn , Vomiting . * . ! . ' >
7 Conglis , Colds. Bronchitis. VJ5
S Nciiralgia , Toothache. Fnccache. . .25
9 Hen ( laches , Sick Headache. VcrtlRO. .25
10 Dyspepsia , Biliousness , Constipation .25
11 Suppressed or Painful Periods. .25
12 Whites , Too Profuse Perltxls 25
13 Croup , Lnrynxitis , IloarecnefS 25
14-Salt Itlicmri , .Lrjslpclaf , Eruptions. .85
15 JMicuuiutUm.or IthiunmtlcPains. . .25
10 IHalaria , Chills. Fever and Ague . . . .85
17-PIIesBllnd orBleedln ? 25
18-Ophtlialray , Sore or Weak Eyes 25
19 Catarrh , Influenza , Cold In the Head .25
20-U'hoopiusr Couch .25
21 AHthnia , Oppressed Breathing 25
22 Ear PiHcharges , Impaired Hearing .25
23 Scrofula , Enlarged Gland" , Swelling .25
2'4-fienernl Debility , PhysicalWeukncas .25
25 Dropsy , and Scanty Secretions 25
2fi Seii-sicUnens , Sickness from Riding .25
27-Kidney Diseases 25
29 Sere Month , or Canker 25
30 Urinary Weakness , WettlngBed. . .25
31-Painful Periods . .25
34 Diphtheria , Ulcerated Sore Throat. . .25
35 Chronic Congestions &Eniptlous. .25
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32 DiHeascsofthcIIeart , Palpitation I.OO
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V. FEANKL1N , President. JOHN li. CLAKK , Yice Pres.
A. C. EI3ERT , Cashier.
The First National Bank , Lincoln Nebrska.
The Chemical National Bank , New York City
AUTHORIZED CAPITAL , CAPITAL AND SURPLUS ,
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS.
GEORGE HOCKNE L , President. B. M. FREES , Vice President. IV. F. LAWSON , Cashier.
A. CAMPBELL. FRANK HARRIS.
THE McCOOK ROLLER MILLS ,
E. H. DOAN. PROPRIETOR.
Is Now Open and Ready for Business ,
J31TT am prepared to handle all business in my
line promptly and with the most approved machinery.
DOAN & HAR/T
are also prepared to handle wheat for which they are
paying tha highest market price ,
and Elevator on East Eailroad street.
Say That You Saw it in The Tribune.
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