The Norfolk weekly news-journal. (Norfolk, Neb.) 1900-19??, May 28, 1909, Page 5, Image 5

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Chicago Woman's Plan to Shield
Families of Criminals.
Mrs. Mary E , Ida Would Moke the Con
vict Earn Enounh to Save Kin From
the Durden of His Crime -Favors
Paying For Work at the Union
Tlio iipeedy disappearance of wife
beaters , home deserters and tramps
and the alleviation of some of the In
justices of the present penal system
nro the objects alined at In nn Idea
being worked out by Mrs. Mary 13 ,
, Ido , 1038 Kenmore avenue. Chicago , n
member of the North Und Woman's
club and of the League of Cool : Coun
ty Clubs , who Is busily engaged In de
veloping the del n Us of her schema and
enlisting others In ltd support.
Mrs , Ide has long seen it great Injus
tice In the modern prison lu that the
heaviest bunion entailed by the sen
tencing of a criminal to a teim be
hind the bars falls often not on the
culprit himself , but on his lamlly. The
man goes to Jull and may or may not
be put at hard labor , but his family Is
left out In the world and IIIUHI shift
for Itself.
"Why , I have even heard of criminal
husbands , " said Mrs Ide In explaining
< < *
S her plans , "who held their wives In
submission by the threat that they
would go to jail for a rest and leave
them without any support at all. "
But all this would be changed If
Mrs. Ide could have her way. and jail
would be far too serious n proposition
and too much like prosale. everyday
working for a living to be considered
for it moment by the leisurely inellneil.
The gist of the proposed plan IH this :
Let the criminal , when sent to jail , bo
put at his trade or labor and paid a
regular union wage. Then let his
bouul and lodging be deducted and Un
balance be sent to his family , so leav
ing the bin dens of a Jail sentence to
fall where they are Intended to fall
To carry out the plan It would lie
necessary , aeeoidlng to the originator ,
to change the prisons about so as to
give them less of the present day as
pect of "houses of correction" and to
give them more of the natme of "houses
of trades. " Mrs. Ide would pro for
that they be made In reality colonies
or virtual llttlo towns , with nil sorts
of factories and Industries and onnor-
tunltles to put each man to work at
the trade or labor for which he Is
most fitted. If he Is not fitted for any ,
let him learn one nnd go to work.
There would be shoe factories , mat
tress factories , furniture shops , car
pentry shops , printing olllccs , stonecutting -
ting sheds , brickyards , tile manufac
turing plants , and the products of all
would be placed on the market and no
loss entailed to the state , for Mrs. Ide
sees lu her plan the elimination of one
of the greatest objections to prison
made articles.
"Pay Is the keynote to my plan , " !
snld she. "If we can pay the prisoner
the regular union wage. 1 believe that' '
the greatest obstacle , the opposition
of the trade unions , will be overcome.
Now the prison made articles are man
ufactured by free labor Let the men
be paid wages and their product put
on the market I think that this wage
and the consequent Justice to the pits-
oners' dependents should obviate the
objections of unions , though 1 haven't
yet consulted labor leaders.
"The expressions of opinion which I
have received have all been very f < i-
vornble to my Idea. Superintendent
Whitman of the house of correction
said that It Is Just the thing we are
coming to , and we may as well take |
It up now as later , and .Judge Clehuid
snld that the plan bad many good
Ideas I spoke to .Judge Mack about
It also and nsk'd { him If my plan was
Impracticable 'He ' told me I was on
exactly 'the right track nnd urged mete
to hold to It "
Mrs. Ide Intends to enlist the aid of
prominent judges and lawyers through
expressions of opinion from each and
then start the work of raising popular
subscriptions through personal can-
vasslng for funds to carry on the cam
paign of publicity As the club Rea
son Is over mid the aid of women's or
ganizations en line t be enlisted. Mrs.
Ide Intends to earry on her work pri
vately through the summer and have
the plan well developed by the time
the women's clubs can take It up In
the fall She lias lieen promised the
tloor at the first meeting of the League
of Cook County Clubs
"Make the criminal dread the Jail
sentence less ami crowd the prisons ?
Not In the least ! " sjild Mrs Ide In de-
fendltiK her plan "The criminal Is n t
the man who will look on the oppor
tunity to support his family under
compulsion as an Inducement to go to
"I hnve hud the Idea In my mind for
ninn.t vi'iip * and hope to see It In prac
tice. I helleve there Is a remedy for
every evil if we can only find It.-
Chlcnpo Pot ,
New Alaska-Yukon Postage Stamp.
PostmnMerri of the various officf
throughout the United States have
been notified officially from Wnshln
ton that a new postaue stamp of spo-
clnl design will be n > ndy for Issue on
June 1 to eommemorii'e the develop
ment of the Alaskn-Yukon-Paclfle ter
ritory This stamp will be rectangulnr
In shape , red In color and of two cent
denomination only In the center ap
pears a portrait of William H. Seward.
who. as secretary of state , negotiated
the purchase of Alaska from Russln.
The new stamp will not be Issued la
book form ,
North Nebraska Deaths.
George Mollne , a Madison county
pioneer , died last week In a Denver
hospital. The funeral was hold at
lladlson on Wednesday of this week.
The Head of the Houie.
The Imby WOH 111 , and the doctor or
dered that he be taken to the Hen.
This Involved the cloning of the liousu
until the little ono should be well
enough to return. After the wife had
Rcctircd hotel accommodations by the
long distance telephone the man of the went to his room and slowly
and thoughtfully spread the entire
contents of his wardrobe upon his bed ,
that they might bo convenient for his
wife to pack.
lie stood surveying them , deep In
meditation , when his wife came Into
the room and began to speak to him.
He raised his hand rebtiklngly.
"Don't talk to mo now. Susie , don't
talk to met I have a great deal on
my mind. If wo are going to the seashore -
shore day after tomorrow there are
many things to bo done , and I must
plan. "
Ills wife , who had already tele
phoned the butcher , milkman , baker ,
grocer , expressman and ticket olllco
and given the mnld a month's vaca
tion nnd arranged with a relative1 for
the cnro of the dog , gazed at him In
"A great deal on my mind , " he re
peated. Then the Interrogative na
ture of his wife's silence forced him
to explain.
"You see. " he said , " 1 have got to
put a mill lu the cellar window and
stop the newspaper. " Youth's Com
panion. '
A Painter Who Was a Musician.
Those painters , who also have the
feeling and some of the proficiency of
1 a musician reveal It In their work.
, They are-usually colorlsts. with more
' eye for the colors and tones of nature
than her shapes and forms. Such n
one was Corot. Ho had a good tenor
voice and played on the violin. He
sang nt his work , and sang. too. when
ho was not painting , but wandering
through fie forest of Fontulneblcau
or around the village of VHIc d'Avray
absorbing the beauty of the scene ami
Htorlng up impressions for future pic
tures. In fact , his whole long life of
seventy-nine years was to Le Pero
Corot. as bis friends loved to call him
a song. And one feels It In his pic
tures , at least In his later ones , by
which he Is best known. Their colorIng -
Ing is subdued , like a lullaby or wak
ing song , for It was the dawti or twl
light that he preferred to paint. II
vibrates with the hum of melody , am'
here and there Is an accent of offecl
that trembles like the string of his
Corot's lo-ig life was a remarkable
Instance of a man bclnsr able to con
tlnne to the end tlio springtime of his
youth. Circle Magazine.
Intoxicating Drinks.
"Wo have 0,000 Intoxicating drinks
lu America. " .said a temperance lee
turcr. "That , 1 believe , is the record
"Expert as our metropolitan bar
tenders are. they have none of them
mastered the entire American drlul
question , and they would throw up
their wet hands If a man asked for a
bak-no-ma-shalo , n casashn , a sum , a
laranglna or even a mescal.
"You see. all the races that compose
America Introduce here the drinks o
their old homes. 'Bnk-no-mn-shaloam
sntn are oriental cordials , sweet nm
perfumed and misty , that our soldiers
and snilo'rs learned to like In the
"A larangina is a slightly acid drlul
from South America. It Is a mixture
of the leaves , flowers and fruit o
Ironical plants orange , banana , lime
pineapple , lemon , chocolate , mango
guava , tamarind and I don't know
"Mescal is a Mexican abomination
made of the cactus. It goes down like
n bunch of cactus thorns. ,
"A cnsnshu Is a powerful sugar cane
rum that the Jamaicans distill Illicitly
For a cent you can buy a pint , thougl
half n pint Is quite suiliclent. " New
Orleans Times-Democrat.
Dyeing Real Flowers.
"Every once in awhile some florls
gets busy and puts some odd eoloret
blossoms In his window us an extr
attraction to the display , " said a elul
man. "I Just noticed ono down th
street. It consisted of a bunch of In
possibly green carnations. At firs
glance n good many people though
they were mnde of paper , but they KI
Interested when they found out Ilia
they were natural. ' Now , nnybod
who wants to have any of these freu
flowers can get them by buying som
kind of aniline Ink. any color deslret
Carnations are the easiest to color-
white ones , of course. Put their stem
in a glass filled with ink Their stems
are soft , and In u short while th
larger veins In their petal * are filled
with the Ink. Don't let them absorb
too muchcolor , They are prettier
with just so much Then remove
them and put them In u vase of salt
water Lilies of the valley lend them ,
selves to this scheme also In fact ,
any white , soft stemmed ( lower may
be used " Philadelphia Uecord
Famous Golf Match ,
A projected golf match between two
well known amateurs and a leading I
member of the London stock exchange
for a stake of . " 00 recalls the famous
foursome In which the Duke of York ,
afterward .lames II. , took a prominent
part on the Lelth links In the year
1CS2 It was really an International
contest. In which the duke , with John
Patersonc. a golfing shoemaker of
great repute , championed Seoflund
against two noblemen of Rngland. a
heavy wager depending on the Issue.
The duke nnd ( he cobbler had nn easy
victory , thanks largely to the man of
the lust , nnd John Pntersone's share
of the stakes was so substantial that
he was able to build a goodly house
In the Canoiiguti' . In a wall of which
the duke caused u stone to be "placed
bearing the Pntersone arms with th
motto "Kur and sure. " a tribute to the
cobbler's driving powers Putersone'H
house , we understand , survives today
Westminster Gazette.
Big Clown and j |
Little Clown. II
Copyrighted , 1009 , by Associated {
Literary I'rcss.
He was big and burly , n figure In his
fantastic dross to make all the little
boys giggle nnd the llttlo girls stnro.
half frightened.
That was when ho was In the ring.
But when ho wns clothed In the ordi
nary gnrb of a citizen ho wns simply n
fresh fnccd boy who could stroll ulong
the village streets without attracting
unusual attention.
Ho liked the llttlo villages where the
circus stnyed for-n dny or > two nnd
then moved on languidly down dusty
roads to the next stopping place.
"Some time. " ho said to the llttlo
clown , "I'd Just like to stay behind In
one of these llttlo towns nnd turn
farmer mid stop being funny for
awhile. "
The little clown wns a woman.
When she was dressed for the ring she
wore Infantile clothes , with a blue
sash , and carried a big stick of red
striped candy , nnd nil the llttlo girls
and boys would almost go into convul
sions of laughter when she shook her
rattle at them.
"I know , " said the little clown , "how
you feel. Sometimes I think It would
be nice to have a little house and make
bread nnd put the week's wnsh out on
the green grass and have u cat and a
Her voice trailed off dreamily.
The big clown looked down at her.
"I've been funny nil my life. " he snld.
"When I wasn't anything but a baby
my father used to take me In the ring
with him. He wns a clown , too , and
I've Just grown up to It. "
The little clown nodded sympnthctlc-
nlly. "Most of us grow up to It , " she
said , "and then somehow wo can't gel
away. "
The big clown stood up. It wns time
for him to go into the ring. lie twirled
his pointed lint In his bund and then
put It on. "I am going to get nwny
from it. " he snld. "I wnnt u home nui1
neighbors. I'd like to bo n sheriff ir
some town or mayor or on the schoo
board"He smiled till the thick white
paint on bis face was folded Into dee ]
Then he was off to the ring , nnd the
llttlo clown turned her attention to the
contortionist , who wns in shining Irl
descent green like a snake.
"I wish you wouldn't pay so much
attention to the Ma clown. " the center
tlonlst told her. "I can't ever got a
minute with you. "
The little clown looked at him with
eyes that went beyond him througl
the door of the tent to where the ap
pie trees were. Hinging up pink branch
es to n sapphire sky.
"Did you ever see anything so pret
ty ? " she asked , and pointed to it.
But tlie contortionist had no eyes
for apple trees. "I have never seen
anything so pretty as you are , " he
said , "and If you will stop this clowi
business and marry mo I will put you
lu an act that will give you a chance
to show people how good looking yoi
are. You could wear white and your
hair in yellow ringlets down your bad
and a gold crown. And I'd put on ret
with horns , and we'd give an nnge
ami devil act. "
The little clown leaned forwurt
eagerly. " 1 have always wanted to
do something like that. " she said
"I've wanted to have nn net tha
would make people do something be
sides giggle , and I ought to get prct
ty good pay. "
"Well. 1 should say , " the contortion
1st bragged. "I got bigger pay now
than any ono In the show , and you't
Just about double it after 1 had taugh
you what to do. It would be swel
business. "
"Yes , " said the llttlo clown , "i
rould. "
And when the contortionist bad gone
the little clown sought the boardet
"Which would you rather do , " she
demanded ; "have a little house In a
country town , with a fireplace and i
cat and a husband that people lookct
up to , or would you rather be a'head
liner In the circus business ? "
Now , the bearded lady. In spite o :
her masculine appearance , was a wist
woman and a sympathetic one. "I' <
rather be the wife of the man 1 loved , '
she told the little clown , "whether ho
was In n country village or the circus
It isn't the iil.'ice that makes us happy
It's the man. "
The little clonii nodded tier head
"P.ut I'm. not sure , " she began , nut
then the bearded lady said , "Well , bt
, suie before you decide. "
"How am I going to know ? " ques
tloned the little clown.
"Yon'II Itnow when the time comes , '
said the bearded lady sensibly. And
after the llttlo clown had gone awa >
the bearded lady sat and thought ant
thought , and when the performance
was over sht > sent for the big clown.
"So you love the llttlo clown ? " she
I "How did you know ? " ho demanded
I "Everybody knows , " the bearded
lady told him. "You can't hide It. "
i "Well. I do love her , " the big clowi
confessed , "and I wont to take he
away from all this and llvo In a llttlo
house In a little town and have chick
ens and n cow"
"The little clown wants a flreplae
and n cat. " smiled the bearded lady
"but It all amounts to the same thing. '
"Hid she tell you ? " the big clown
asked eagerly.
"Yes , " said the bearded lady , "bu
she Is not sure that she loves you , ant
It's up to you to make her sure. "
"But how ? " demanded the big clown
"Leave the show , " was the sage ad
vice , "at the next village and oee how
she takes It. "
So the next night when the light
were out In the big tent and the tlret
porfnrn ers wore packing their belong
Into trunks and bags the big
clown came to the llttlo clown and ,
said. "Cloodby. " j
"But but. " the little clown stam
mered , "I don't want you to gol"
"I nm going to settle down , " the big
clown twld her. "and Imvo n little
house with a fireplace nnd a cat. "
The little clown caught her breath
quickly. "And who's going to keep
house for you ? " she asked wistfully.
"I shall live alone" the big clown's
voice had n note of pathos. "There Is
only one woma'n that I should care to
Imvo sit In front of that fireplace , and
she values fame nnd fortune more than
she values love , "
"What makes you think thnt ? " cried
the llttlo clown , and just then the con
tortionist cnme in. Ho were n long
fnwn ulster nnd n high hat.
"My automobile Is outside , " he said
to the little clown , "nnd I have nsked
the bearded lady to rldo with us to the
next village. It Is much more pleas
ant than to go In the vans. "
"Thank you very much , " snld the
llttlo clown , nnd held out her bund
to the big clown.
"I hope you'll bo very happy all
alone In your big house , " she snltl to
the big clown , "with your chickens
and your cow and your fireplace and
your cat" Her voice broke , and shoran
ran out of the tent.
The big clown took n step forward ,
but the bearded lady stopped him.
"Let her alone , " she said quietly ,
"Let her alone. "
And presently the big machine
whizzed away , and the big clown was
left alone beneath the stars of the
spring night.
He snt down on his trunk In the
middle of the deserted ring and
planned how on the morrow bo would
get his money out of tlio bank nnd
build n house and begin n new life as
n substantial citizen.
But nil the joy hud gene strangely
out of his plans when ho could not see
the fuce of the little clown at his ta
ble or her slender figure In the big
chair lu front of the fireplace.
And even while ho yearned for her
she cnme to him , running over the
sawdust silently , so thnt he did not
know she wns there until her arms
wcro nbout his neck.
"I made him lot mo out , " she
sobbed. "Oh. I hate him ! lie is so
sure of himself and of mo. And the
bearded lady got out , too , and she Is
coming to play propriety , only she Is
so much slower than I am. , And I
want to llvo in a little house with you
and have chickens and a cow"
"And a fireplace nnd n cut. " The
llg clown had her In his arms , and
there .was deep joy In his voice.
"And you shall be the mayor some
day. " planned the little clown.
"And you shall make bread and
hang your clothes on the grass , "
laughed the big clown.
"And you'll both live happy ever
after. " prophesied the bearded lady ,
who just then came up , panting , nnd
gave thorn her blessing like a very
hairy godmother.
/ UbrForts' Corner.
Turni-i f"-"T Ui-g ITe-ry'-i chapel
with Its wtnlib f ' -i < " ' 'f-.L-y fiost
wot1 ! ' . " to Me poets' center l'i West
minster a'1 ' evie an > nttrn ted by a
spill pl' ' s 'lui'i ' ' o > f cnrvei
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inont. MlKen , Gray. Ai'dron ard nnnj
more. Inc'r.ri t ! > " Ijipswslo ed peas
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VIetcrl ms [ It i"T' T'n.WiJit'j and Al
fred Tt'iinyiiin.I.iniOon , Standard.
Not Pitty , but Pork.
The u ' , i \\iui ; hit of humor Is taken
from 'The ruirliitfduns. " an English
romance The > peaers | arc Mrs. Bate
son and Mrs. llnnkey , worthy wives
but not altogether above feeling a cer
tnliupleasure In showing up the way *
of IniHli.iiids :
"They'\e no sense , men haven't , '
said Mrs. IlanUey ; "that's what's the
matter with them. "
"You never spoke a truer word. Mrs.
Halike.\ . " replied Mrs. Itateson. "The
very best of them don't properly know
the dlffereme between their souls and
their hUmmclis. and they fancy they
are a-wrestllug with their doubts when
realb it Is their dinners that are wres-
tllnsr with them
"Now , take Hateson hlsself , " con-
tinned Mrs Bate.ion. "A kinder hus
band or better Christian never dtew
brent h. yet so sure as he touches a bit
of pork he begins to worry hlsseif
about the salvation of his soul till
there's no living with him. And then
ho'll Hit hi the trout parlor and engage
In prayer for hours at a time till I
says to him :
" 'Batcboii , ' nays 1. 'I'd be ashamed
to go troubling the Lord with n prayer
when n pinch of carbonate of soda
would set things straight agalnl' "
Noiselessly , but with all his might ,
the burglar tugged at the dressing ta
ble drawer. In vain. It refused to
open. He tugged again.
"Give It another Jerk , " said a voice
behind him.
The burglar turned. *
The owner of the house was Bitting
up in bed and looking at him with an
expression of the deepest Interest on
his face.
"Jerk It again. There's n lot of valu
able property In that drawer , but we
haven't been able to open It since the
damp weather began. If you can pull
It out I'll give you a hnndsomo royal
ty on everything that's"
But the burglar had jumped out
through the window , taking a part of
the sash with him. Exclmnce.
f Matchmaking
Copyrighted. 1P09. by Aiooclated
Literary 1'rcss.
With a Binlle of glorious anticipation
Illuminating his chubby face , Bobby
trotted up the street as fast as a pair
of very fat mid very little legs would
carry him. Ilo was going to see Dick
Brant. Next to visiting Alice May-
ling this wan bin greatest treat.
Richard Brant could not mnko amaz
ing cookies and preserves like Miss
Mayllng , but ho could tell stories of
Indians and grizzlies and other crea
tures dear to the small boy's heart.
Miss Mayllng's stories carried morals
and were about little boys who were
so very'good that Bobby found them
extraordinarily uninteresting. Hud It
not been that the Mayllng cakes were
as good as her young heroes Bobby
would not have been n frequent caller
on Alice Mayllng.
Thl.s afternoon as ho was warming
his dimpled hands before the open lire
he regarded with secret nwe the deft
fashion In which Brunt rolled himself
a cigarette with one hand. Brant had
been a plainsman until he had run
across n mine while he was looking
for stray cattle , and he could throw a
rope and talk real Indian talk.
" 1 looked for you yesterday , " said
Dick Brant gravely as he sank Into a
chair on the opposite side of the fire
"I was seeing Miss Mnyllng , " ex
plained Bobby. "She makes cake on
Thursdays. "
"And you deserted me because Miss
Mayllng was making cnko ! " cried Dick
solemnly. In reality , though ho used
mock pathos , ho was a little Jcaloiufof
Miss Mayllng's popularity with his lit
tle chum. Somehow Bobby seemed to
Brnnt the most .sincere friend he had
made In the My eastern city.
"Cake Is nice Just out of the oven , "
explained Bobby. "She always bakes
a little cake for me , and of course I
have to go and eat it. "
"I suppose so , " assented Dick , "but
I was very lonesome yesterday. "
"I'm sorry , " said Bobby , with
prompt penitence and a troubled face.
"Wouldn't It be nice , " he added , "If i
could go to see you and Miss Mnyllng
at the same time ? You could tell mo
stories and she could bake cnko. "
He stared Into the fire , lost In rap
ture at the thought of this mont valua
ble combination. Dick looked scared
and blushed. Ilo was little used to
feminine society , and a suggestion like
that , oven from Bobby , startled him.
Besides , he had been secretly studying
Miss Mayllng from afar.
"Then you wouldn't be lonesome any
more , " resumed Bobby , the vast at
tractions of his good Idea growing on
him , "not even If I didn't come and
see you. 'cause then you and she would
have each other. But of course 1 would
come to see you , " he added quickly.
"It would be awful nice. "
"I guess It would , " assented Dick n
llttlo absently.
"Then why don't you ? " demanded
Bobby , with engaging directness.N
"To begin with. I don't know her. "
explained Dick. "You fee. a man haste
to know a lady before he can call on
her , and I've never met Miss May
llng. "
When Bobby finally trotted away ho
was thinking deeply. It was absurd
that his best man should not know
Miss Mayllng.
At the next baking day at Miss May
Hug's the thought was revived , and
with a denl-tl that meant Immense de
termination to him he obtained per
mission to take his small spice cake
home. As soon as lie- was out of her
sight he carried It in Brant , his fat
lega speeding wonderfully.
"Ain't It 'lino ' ? " he demanded eagerly
when he had watched Brant devour
the last pky morsel , not without envy
that Almost assumed n iipoignant de
"Simply great. " admitted Brant , with
unforced enthusiasm. " 1 tell you. Bob
by , the woman who made that cake Is
a wonder of n cook. "
Bobby beaircd his professional satis
faction. "I thought you'd like It. " he
said confidently "Plio makes nicer
cakes than that sometimes. I'll brin- , '
you another when she makes fruit
cake. "
"Don't do It. " advised Brant smil
ingly. "If tlio fruit cake Is as good as
this I'm liable to abduct her and fore
her to bake cnko for me for the rest of
her life. "
"What's abduct ? " demanded Bohbj.
When the woid had been explained to
him he wrinkled his pudcy brows pui
If another deep Idea bad come to him.
us that contortion wntld scorn to de
note. It remained a secret In his fat
breast "Give us an Indian story. " he
"All right , bon , " said Dick as he
stretched himself out In his easy chair
and prepared to entertain his small
guest with the , story of how Chief
Spotted Panther carried off his Indian
bride from the camp of a hostile tribe.
He was unusually graphic In his
Btory telling , for as he went on he be.
Kan to Imagine that he was Spotted
Panther and Miss Mayllng was the
Indian maid. Thus sadly had the un
principled suggestions of the scheming
Bobby contaminated Dick Brant's good
manners. But It must be admitted lu
his favor that It was not the cake , but
the memory of her womanly Bwect-
ness , that tired his thoughts and lent
eloquence to his tongue ,
It was a deeply Impressed small boy
who climbed down off the chair arm
when the tale was done and regret
fully announced that ho would have to
be going homo. The very next day
ho went to visit Miss Mnyilng with
the more or less peremptory request
that she bake him a fruit cake.
"Going to have a ten party. Bobby ? "
she asked gayly. But Bobby shook
ins dead solemnly and declined to bo
drawn Into trivial conversation.
"I want It for muni1 one sonic one
who doesn't get nice cake , " ho con
descended at last , examining Miss
Mnyllng Bhrewdly us he Bpoke ,
"If you don't tell mo who It Is 1
won't bake It for you. " she teased , an
ticipating the revelation of mime new
love affair. Bobby was as popular 111
he was tickle , and Miss Mnyllng , hard
ened by experience with the yuuug
man , mipposed that only the power of
love could liuvo Induced him to forego
the eating of her cake the day before.
"Hnvo 1 got to ? " he asked anxiously ,
fearful that n premature explanation
might destroy the success of the ab
"Certainly , " Insisted Miss Mnyllng
Bobby was dismayed. But the cake
must be secured at all hazards.
"It's for Mr. Brnnt. " ho explained.
"Ho said If you baked him a fruit
cake he'd come with his pony and hit
all the chiefs on tho'head with a torn-
myhawk and carry you off and innka
you bake cake for him all the rest of
your life. You'll have to live In u tent
and cook with hot stones instead of a
gns range , and and anyhow , ho says
he'll do It If you tempt him with fruit
cake. "
Miss Mnyllng leaned over and kissed
the earnest little face.
"I think , " she said softly , "that I'll '
bake two little cakes next week , Bob
by , so that you and your friend shall
each have one. "
Bobby looked Into the serene face.
Into which there had crept something
ho had never seen there before n ten
der curve to the even lips , a new
light In tht ! brown eyes that made
them glow and sparkle and film with
tears by turns.
Ilo had always thought Miss May
Hug almost as pretty as his mother ,
but now bo was disloyal for a mo
mcnt and thought she was more beau
tiful than anybody he had ever seen.
Ills moist little fingers clasped her
slim , cool hand , and ho looked up Into
her starry eyes.
"I wish I was big enough to 'duct
you , " ho snld onvlounly. "I bet Mr.
Brant wouldn't get that cako. "
Alice Mnyllng bent over and pinched
his chubby cheeks.
"Bobby , my dear , you remind mo o
n certain llttlo god without whose alt
Lochlnvar himself would have failed. '
And then she looked up suddenly to
sec passing her window n tall , strulghl
figure , with his glance firmly fixed
"Of course he wouldn't bo so or
dlnary ns to stare In hero , " she salt
softly. "But 'he's the sort who'll fliit
n way and I don't think I'll make It
very hard for him. "
Bobby cuddled closer to her soft
silken frock.
"What makes grownups say thing ,
that don't tell anything ? " he demand
cd. But she did not answer.
Barring It Out.
Irate Parent So you think my
daughter loves you. sir. mid you wlsl
to marry her ? Young Lover 'Hint's
what I called to see you about Ant
if you don't mind I thought I'd jus
sk first If there is any Insanity in you
family Irate Parent No. sir. ant
there's not going to be any. Londot
The Summer Girl Will Wear a Face
Veil of Two Colors.
Double effect veils come In all sorts
of modish colorings , green over brown
being a "mart combination.
There Is n fad Just now for making
the color of the hatpins contribute to
the trimming of the hat.
Low cut. two eyelet oxford tics of
gray suede are among the latest show-
Int ? In men's shoes
Filmy Ivory crepe de chine mounted
over a foundation of pink satin ere-
ates a lovely evening gown , the dain
ty shell pink finding effective relief In
pearl embroideries.
llama sunshades In a grayish tan
'with fringed edges are the newest ex
pression of the parasol. When worn
with linen dresses of the same color
they are stunning.
The gown In the cut Is a simple yet
chic princess model. It has the long
unbroken lines at the front nnd back
which tend to slcndcrncss. It Is semi-
princess at the sides , with a slightly
raised waist Hue. As Illustrated , the
frock Is of pongee trimmed with lib
erty satin , and the chemisette Is of all
over lacft JTJDIO CHOLLET ,
Tlio eminent physician on chronlo
UlHonBOB will visit our city
\nd will bo lit the Pacific Hotel until
fi l > . in. , ono day ONL\ .
Dr. 1'ottorf , president of tlio Hti * eCho
ho Ilostnn Electro Medical Institute ,
H making a tour of the state.
Ho will glvo coimultatlon , oxamlnu-
Ion , and all tlio medicines necessary
o coinploto n euro FltHH. All partlon
aklug advantage of this off or nro ro
piestod to state to tholr frlunda tlio
OHiilt of tlio treatment ,
Cures DEAFNESS l > y an ontlroly
low procosH.
Tronts ll ctirnblu caBoa of catarrh ,
hroat and lung diseases , eye and oar ,
Htoinacli , liver and kidneys , gruvol ,
rJiounmtlsm , paralysis , neuralgia , nor-
oiis and heart dlBOtiKo , epilepsy ,
( right's disease and dlseaso of tlio
iladder , blood and Hklu diseases.
Stammering and rupture cured with-
nut detention from buiilnoHH.
If you are Improving uudor your
'anilly ' physician do not take up our
valuable time. The rich and the poor
ire treated allko. Idlers and curloHtty
eekots will please stay away. Our
llmo Is valuable.
Homcmbor NOT A PENNY will bo
charged for the medlclno required to
make n euro of all those taking treat
ment this trip. OIHro hour 0 a. m.
Positively married ladles muafr bo
accompanied by their husbiuulH. Ilo-
mom' ' ' * ' ! ' the date , Saturday and Sun
day. May 29 and 110 , at 1'acllln hotel ,
Norfolk , Neb. Saturday afternoon ami
Sunday. At hotel In Hattlo Creole
Monday , May 31.
Among the out-of-town visitors weio
\V. L. Stauton and \V. E. Brown , Vor-
del ; Phillip Dleik and Mr. and Mra.
G. H. Williams , llorrlek , S. D. ; Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Peckham , 12. 12. Her-
rou and P. E. Smith , Dallas ; 0. A.
Oass , Madison ; P. A.fOhlson , Gregory ,
and Mr. and Mrs. Guy Alderson ,
Miss Jennie Vonorborg , principal of
the Carroll schools for the past two
years and last year secretary of the Nebraska Tunchora' association ,
loit Saturday in company with her
brother for a year's visit to her old
homo in Sweden. She will also spend
some time in Germany and other coun
tries before returning to school work.
Miss Vonerberg lives near Wayne and
Is a graduate of tlio Wayne normal.
The outcome of the present baseball
season , so far as a Norfolk team to
concerned , is rather doubtful. Enough
local mateiial to be worked into u
team hasn't come to light up to thin
time to encourage the baseball com
mittee to take any definite steps. It
has been suggested that If several nm-
ateur teams were organized local In-
tciest in the national game might bo
stimulated. The Norfolk hospital
played its first game of baseball Sat
urday afternoon , tlio Inside employes
defeating the outside employes 17 to
8. The high school team lias lost the
three games played so far , but has
developed some good material.
Incendiarism is believed by the
owner to explain the origin of the lire
which destroyed the big barn on the
east farm of W. S. Justice on tlm
Yellow Banks. Mr. Justice , who was
in the city yesterday icplncing the
horses killed in the lire , placed hla
loss at ? 3,500. The barn was valued
at ? 1,500 with ? 1,000 insurance. No
other Insurance was carried. Five
horses weie bin nod , one being a.
Morgan stallion purchased In Norfolk
a year ago for $500. Two calves and
a blooded Scotch Colley dog were also
burned. In the barn , which was
4S.\GO , were several tons of hay , live
sets of harness and the accessories to
nearly all the machinery on the farm.
The fire stalled about 11 o'clock Sun
day evening. The other farm build
ings were saved by hard work. Ruin
fell during the progiess of the fire.
Supreme Court Soon to Decide Fate
of Norfolk Slayer.
Lincoln , May 20. Special to The
Kows. The Nebraska supreme court
will hand down Its decision In the
Herman Bocho murder appeal case n
wi-ok from next Monday on June 7.
rinche killed Prank .Inrmor in Nor
folk Alay 1 , 1907. Ho has been si -
tenped to ton years in the penitentiary
by a Madieon county jury , llr ims
appealed tc Mio supreme court ai Is
now In Norfolk awaiting the decision
of the couH.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Kennedy of Beaver
City , Neb. . Victims.
Beaver City , Nob. , May 26 , As a result -
sult of using kerosene with which to
start a fire , Mrs. Alfred Kennedy was
burned to death bore yesterday. Her
husband who tried to rescue her , re
ceived such burns that ho died late
last night. The couple had boon mar
ried only n short time.
Arthur Mullen Very III.
Lincoln , May 2C. Arthur Mullen ,
state oil Inspector , who has been nf-
fllcted with "pinkeye , " Is now at his
homo In O'Neill , nnd the report 1ms
reached the state house from n rela
tive that Mr. Mullen was seriously III.
The oil Inspector Is suffering from too
much work nnd worry , It Is said , Inci
dental to his work of the winter and
during the last campaign.
Try a NGWB want-ad.
Your classified ad. will be as easy
to find as your telephone number ,