The Falls City tribune. (Falls City, Neb.) 1904-191?, June 24, 1904, Image 23
1 ' , l4 . I * . l'it ; ' A. ' , . R , . A SING 0:1 : AvE. 1i 1 i In your childhood days you worried Over nothing , even rain , ' And for nothing over scurried , , . J 'fhnt some shelter you might gain ) ' All the weather prophet's errors . Were forgotten In a trice ; . . . .L" In the snow there were no terrors , yi . i t And you rather liked the Ice. rV c : heat or cold did not distress you , X Or the changes e'er dismay ; , . . . . Nothing would at all Impress you , . Just so long as you could play. , " , " ' " There cold December " " " \ 'L" were games for oem : 'L" ' . There was sport for pleasant June , . , ' " r . . . , , And all seasons , you remember , . . . .L" . . , ' " Drought to you some pleasing boon. . , ' " , . " 'L" ' But , with passing years , you worry . . . .C . " .r. . . . Over every trifling change , " . . . .L" And from homo to office hurry , . . . .L" . . . ' Grumbling o'er the cllmat 's range : . , ' " . . . . . . . , . Fearing heat that's due tomorrow , . . . . And dissatisfied today : . " ' " . Finding time to trouble borrow , L O'er the things to come your way - , Just remember , sir , that whether . - = . . You complain ot heat or cold , . ' When you growl about the weather - You are surely getting old. _ . " . " * m.'ItW' . . - " " " lfw lfw . Y : tON . Li . gy JO..F & : WeN y1.1C1 . _ , ' CopyrIght , 1001 , by Dally Story Publishing ( : ompany. , ' . . ' I. " I "W-ell , there's one thing we must j" y do . . together , Alice ; ' said Mrs Downs : \ j , - "It your father and you have so posl- Uvely arranged to leave Rome ned r ! f Monday , I'm going to tale you to see . . Gilbert Upton's studio I have a half hour In prospect with my dressmaker ' at throb , and It's nearly three alr ady. < < / Now , you hurry on your things , and I'll tell you how we'll arrange It. I'll ' . , drive you to Upton's studio-It's on a ground floor , and open to the public , 80 you can go In freely Then I'll hurry on to Mme. Bona's-she'll not keep ! me long-and join you again at i I the studio , , ' . . II. r "He's not here , " remarked 1\Irs. . Downs , who had alighted from the ' : carriage for a moment In order to In troduce her friend to the young sculp- tor. She raised the knocker a scc- and time "Well , the door's always o , open , " she went on , pushing it ajnr. ' ( ( 04Vllltors come and go So much that : Y8 rlr. Upton never locks it. The old , ; i concierge Is always about somowhere. . \ . , . , : . . . fi.A 4 / i t w . . " . $1. $ I ( ' I _ , h. I I . l } . . . . i. . \ . - 'J ' L ½ L1L3r ! - , \ M--- ' : . _ I I "HI , work la really wonderful. " Now , just wander around , Alice , and enjoy everything you see , and I'll be i back in not over half an hour. " t Miss Acton entered the large , dim , i ' artistic apartment , and was soon ab aorbed In eager and admiring scruti ny. It was unquestionably true that this man's work had not been over- praised. Each separate work had meaning and Interest , and showed a something within and beyond the white , cold marble and the dim clay. In her tour of the apartment , she had come to a heavy , narrow portleIe. : Supposing that tt merely hid some choice figure In a. . recess , she Innocently - cently pushed It aside. It proved to bo the entrance to the sculptor's In. nor workshop. There was no one within , but the girl was abashed at her Involuntary Intrusion , and was about to drop the portiere precipi- tately , when- What was this before her ? Her own face chiseled In the marble ? She paused In a shock of utter astonish. ment. There could be no possible mis- take. The bust before her , In this sculptor's workshop In Rome , was her- self. Even the details of arrangement . ment of hair she recognized , alter a moment , as her very own of three or four years belore. Forgetful of place , time , and all else , the bewildered visitor sat gazing at the face before her , and trying to puzzle out the mystery. She did not hear the outer door of the studio open ; and so deep was her pained abstraction that not until the new- comer's masculine footstep were almost ' most at her side and the portiere was lifted did she turn with a start To Alice Acton , the new surprise was If possible greater than the one which held her. She sprang to her feet. "Blair Lowes ! " she exclaimed "Alice ! " he uttered , equally astounded - ed : and he stood , his right hand holding - Ing aside the curtain. "Aro you-was It-she began. "Yos , I'm Gilbert Upton-as far as Rome Is concerned , " said the other , recovering himself , and with an attempt - tempt at lightness "I don't understand , " she said "Well , after that affair at the bank , you know , " ho returned , "my own name was rather In the way. Those things get about even over here " "And so yoU- " 'So I began all over. Took a new name ; came over to Rome ; you know hiow I've always loved the chi sol. " "I know , " she murmured "You ought never to havc- " "Tried flnanclerlng instead tie nn = - Ishett , sardonically "No. And after I -after things-well , after I luckily got out of that little affair with my liberty , I determined on a brand } now start And I've made ft , slice , " ho went on , eagerly "I've gone Into thls"-ho motioned with his left hand ' toward the studio behind him , 'with a perfect passion for work and achieve- ment. Am I'm succeeding , too , " he added , with a touch of pride "Rome has taken me up handsomely. Blair Lowos Is a thing of the past I'm Gil bert Upton now. " She had turned halt abstractedly , during his words , and was gazing again at the face on the pedestal "You had no right to It , " she ftnsh. cd out , Imperiously. "How did you come-how did you dare-to make It ? " He moved nervously ; then ho looked . cd at her with deflance. "Becauso 1 loved you , Alice , " ho spoke out , impetuously , "because I love you now and always have and shall and must. You turned me down , almost contemptuously , too , months before that bank matter ; but ! It couldn't change my foellng. And after that-well , that money cxpOBuro- dashed any hopes I might have had remaining , 1 camp away with one good thing left In me anyway-Jove for you ! Other things were gone , hut I've clung to thAt desperately And this face"-l've put my very heart and soul into It , " he burst out passion- ateJy. "It wasn't to be for other eyes ; It was my own , my very own. 1 had an old time photograph of you ; and with that and memory I've put spare minutes and hours and oven days Into that one thing. 1 never thought to see you : , yourself , again ; but 1 per- suaded myself that perhaps-possibly -oh , Alice , " he cried , holding his hands toward her , "I'm not good at bottom : I know It as well as you : but I've begun over again. I've been pretty straight since that time ; and seeing you here belore mo fairly drives me to ask the old question < again. If you only. knew- " The girl's eyes , at first sorrowful , had grown brighter with surprise and cnger "Stop , Blair ! " she burst In. "Do you suppose for a single Instant that , knowing you as I do , I can possibly listen to such words ? Why , the very thought makes me-oh , what shall I say ? What can I Bay that 18 strong enough , unmistakable enough , with. out being hard and harsh ? " She moved toward the doorway , and he Instinct- Ively held the curtain further aside to let her pass Into the studio "I don't want to discourage your new lift work , " she went on. "Your secret Is safe with n1e. You are Gilbert Upton. I am glad 11 your life Is a better one. But I am no part of It. I will not sanction your making me part of It- In thought or by Imago. To the face In there you have no right by consent of mine. " 'i : _ _ l r "Stop , Blair ! " i She paused at the studio's outer door. "Will you please tell Mrs. Downs she added , "that , could not stay ? " , . I 111. As the wide door closed , leaving him alone , Blair Lowes made a Bud- den , haIr.dnzOlI movement toward ft , and } than , dropping cowering Into the nearest chair , hid his face In his hands. Presently ho rose , slowly and woa- rlly. Going to the portiere , he lifted a heavy metal mallet that stood near , and with dogged , repeated blows sshiv ored the bust Into 1)loc09. A GOLD.LINED DEATH VALLEY. Philippi Waste , Guarded by Death Dealing Gases. There la a Death valley In the Philh Ipplnes as well as In the United States It Is situated ! In the island 0' ' Mindanao and although for many years It has been known to contain largo ( quantities of gold the treasure has been lying unclaimed because of the refusal of the natives to go after It. At last this famed and feared valley has been compelled to give ull the rich treasure which for ages It has successfully guarded by Its tall 01 denthdeallng gases. This valley , which true to Its name , has dealt death to many a venturesome searcher for the precious metal , In located In the mountain fastnesses of the Island and according to the theories of the sclen Lists It Is the crater or what was once a great and violent volcano. Vol , canlc gases or 0. most poisonous nl1l lure still rise from the depths of life valley and . hang over It like a pall . never passing away , and many natlvos who have attempted to go down Into the valley from the mountains Bay that never before has any man who ventured Into Its unknown depths re- turnld , to tell of Its socrets. The dis tanoe across the valley Is only a few miles , but the bottom of It Is constantly . ly concealed from view by the dense cloud of poisonous vapor overhanging I It. . The Everlasting Round. .1 ) When Christmas holidays are 0'01" , 1 slap my empty rocket . And vows to save 1 straightway score Upon my mental docket. I settle down : my balance grows , By sacrifice expanded- For laater ; clothes und flowers It goes , And I once more am stranded. ' A second lime I think that now Fin done with wild expenses , ' . And register anew my vow : t.o : , To patch my gapIng tences. i 1.1 : I live within n sober law ] . , t. ) r , ; . , AU little pleasures ] ftoutlng- " " And every last red cent I draw , , j 1'0 moot my Hummer's outing : , ' . - ; . Hotel and other sundries palll , I'm home , completely bustel To muse , with feelings sore dIAmnyc On talents ] to mo h'\UltOll. nut now I will BI\Ve-e\'ery great ! I'U knock off all thIs hummlnc- And suddenly I get a note Which says that Nell Is coining I , When Nell has J'onc-the ; time wo'vo had With opera , drive and part - A lIlnle account I have , egad Still far from halo anti hearty. And , while I swear with steadfast mind Tlu . . nothing else shall queer me , And try again-aiasl ! 1 find Tint Christmas looms a - near mel ! Emperor Memellk Flattered Sir John Harrington , who has boon made minister plenipotentiary from ; King Edward's court to that of Mono Ilk ! of Abyssinia , was appointed Brit Ish agent In Abyssinia In 1898. He has done many things to establish cordial ' relations l tetweon the two countries One of his great achievements waite to persuade her late majesty to speak ; Into a phonograph a message to Mono Uk and his ompress. It was the only ) time she ever consented to such az : experiment , and It was done then Oli the express understanding that when ! i the message had once been spoken the record should bo destroyed. Hone Hk was so excited when he heard thE great queen's message In her OWl ! voice that ho repeatedly : stopped the machine In order to have a salute tlrec and his empress was so flattered tt hear her own name mentioned thai she called out her bodyguard as f mark of respect. China Not Overcrowded A recent census of China shows thaI that country , crowded with "teemln millions , " has a population of 103 h the sQuare mile. Belgium has 220 tc the square mile , Great Britain 13Q and . Germany 101 , . "I'/ . " . . - '