The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, August 29, 1906, Image 7

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Base ire Haws Iftat Were Ufferatst M the State
Edward Rosewmter Fails in Senatorial Endorsement
by Four Votes Ticket in Full as Nomln
" ated and the Platform Upon Which
the Party Will Go Before the
People of Nebraska
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Senator ...MORRIS BROWN, Buffalo
Governor .
...'...GEORGE l SHELDON, Cass
Lieutenant Governor
Secretary of State ..'.
Auditor E. M. 8EARLE, Keith
Treasurer L. J. BRIAN, Boone
.Attorney General
.Railway Commissioners
:".9 H. J. WNNETT, Lancaster
'.'.'......ROBERT CO WELL, Douglas
;-.V. J. A. WILLIAMS, Pierce
-.Land Commissioner
H. M. EATON, Dodge
Superintendent of Instruction
J. L. M'BRIEN. Fillmore
v. . -"Chairman Warner of the state een-
r :"-.-. tral committee called the Republican
' state conventloa to order at 2:10 p.
. ' Tax.: He introduced Rev. J. H. Presses
" .-.' the chaplain. y '
'-. Secretary- A. . B. -Alien Tead' the'eon-
.. -Veritioh call. -" -
' Chairman Warner intfbdacpd Tern-
'" ..-notary Chairman Andrews.. Auditor oil
- '.".-.tho treasury denartmcnjt,and a JSl
.' -.-. : deat of Hastings."' Mr,AndJews-deliv-
: ; '.ered his address, asking lea- to ab
' " .Jbreviate.and -prin hat he omitted
; becausj of flic tempera lure. The audi
torium was packed with a sheltering
Norris Brown.
V mass of humanity, undaunted by the
beat and eager to witness the pro-
Bert Minor of Omaha, and -George
"-Tobey of Lincoln, were name J assist'
ant secretaries.
On motion of J. P. A. Black of
. 'Adams county the temporary organi
zation was made permanent, after it
. vras announced that there were no
contested delegations and that tiie
" -list cf delegates announced would be
recognized as the membership roll of
the convention.
. On motion or H. H. Baldrige of
Or.aha a.-ralo was adopted makine it
ihe daly or ih chairman, in the event
of a nomination being made on anv
3Jir!r'vJl for theayes cad" nays
-to uialre the noi2ff!r&"'aaxaijaous.
In the event "of no nomination
to Droceed with the roll all
. On motion of E. H. Kiatba-w of
xurt. me enwnnan was -empowered xo
appoint a committee of seven mem-
uer&..uut5 ju. large ana one irom eacn
juLitJiu- 1 Tljl1 i:nI.- ... l..a.
congressional district, on resolutions'.
The chair announced the following,
staling that some of the members of
the provisional committee, who were
delegates, had been named on the new
Charles B. Anderson of Saline,
chairman; E. J. Cornish of Douglas,
Alien W. Field of Lancaster E. H.
Hinshaw of Jefferson. D. E. Burnham
of Madison, Dan JJettleton of. Clay
- and Clark E. Perkins of Howard.
The first roll call on Senator result
ed: Rosewater. 857; Brown, 272;
Curtis, 401; Meikeljohn, . 55; Evans,
21; Millard, 46; Crounse, 16.
The second call disclosed no Impor
tant change, bat Brown and Rosewat
er both aaade gains. Before' the vote
was announced the -delegates favor
able to Brown aad Rosewater tilled
. the aid witaaaouts for .their favorites.
The result of the second roll call
was:' Brown, 406; Rosewater. 288 JC;
Millard. 40; Meikeljohn. 33; Car
rie. 39; Crounse.-18; Evans. 18.
Third ballot: .Brown, 400; Rose
vater. 28fil&? MeikelfnWn SI? Millard
- 53; Croaaae. 13; Evans, 23;.-Carrie;
The taira oauoc reveaiea some
changes; bat there was ab final resalL
la the fourth ballot there -were
numerous ehaages, bat ao choice
The fifth ballot
CartJa. 53: Brown. 407; Rosewater,'
SaC 1-2; Meikeljohn. 21; Millard, .39-
,; Evans. Id; Croaaae, IS..
Sixth ballot: Brown. 461; Reeewat
ar. 29; Bvans. 17; . Curtis, 45;
MeikeUoba, 18; Millard. 3t. .. .
After aaaoaaclng' 433 votaa' 4br
Brown. Chairman Andrews asked If
the aoatlaatiea shoald be atada ana
faaoas. H. H. Baldridge of Omaha
aaavad ta stake it so. aad the aurfloa
carried la the midst of' great coafa-
The calls for Attorney Genera!
were renewed, aad a asosteBt
later be appeared. Chairman Andrews 1
ted to the coaveatioa tta aaa-1
ididate, who ambit J
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"It took yoa men of this conventloa
a good' while 'to get unaaiaKNM.- I
want to say that I thank you for fhls
honor. I -appreciate tha comslIiaenL
I feel deeply grateful to those anen
who made the fight for ana aad.woa
and I feel ao resentment against those
who made the fight against meaa
lost Bat the fight that has' joatJaaaV
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am ready to go oat now aail aaSaMa
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At tha conclusion af Mr. ;BcqwaB
remarks, Mr. Rosawatar was kindly
c.-t'led for and ataaagthr aaipaadaa; be
ing given' an aratleo. as he appeared
on the plataam. Ha-said, In part:
"I neef JMunBy wy to' you. that I
apprecJatetah' osramlgreetlag you
have glvaa rao"herAat this - parting,
for K istl aartinj-oar for me In. this
eoatee I wesdesiroos of the place
J ta Washington; hat now shall "go back
i-f .. . s . - . , 1 . 1
to .tne pjace ra umana 10 moor wiu 1
the ae'whieh Is- .sometimes mightier 1
thsc.tbe sword. In thercampaign that
I now closed, there have been no
diflrences between Mr. Brown and my
self which-would call, for a commit
tee of conciliation.- I have endeavored
to treat him fairly and I think he has
no cause for complaint, or will have
In the coming campaign."
It required but two ballots to nomi
nate Sheldon for governor. The first
ballot 'gave Sheldon 402 votes. . The
next ballot, was a band wagon. pro
cession with a rush to get in. The
vote stood as follows: Wall, 29; Miles,
66; Harsh, 9; Rouse, 33; Sheldon,
71. Steele, 11; Conarvay, 4; Weston,,
Sheldon was called for and briefly
addressed the convention. He spoke
earnestly,.' solemnly, and with little
show of exaltation over the victory.
A recess was taken until 8:30 to
enable the resolutions committee to
complete its work.
I E. Wettling acted as reading clerk
The chair announced- the roll
call on the nomination for lieutenant
governor. , The -vote resulted: WI1
say, 187; Hopewell, 390; Laidden, 46;
Cunningham. 26; Young 203. There
was no nomination. In the ballot fol
lowing much of . Wilaey's strength
went to Hopewell. . . .,
.Lndden's strength In the. second bal
lot consisted, of two each from Ban
ner. Blaine and - Kearney, and one
I from Valley. Hopewell, was declared
nominated.. He was called for and
he thanked the -delegates and promised
to perform 'the. duties of the office'tto
the best of his ability.
Judge Frost moved that in voting
for railway commissioners the three
candidates receiving a majority be declared-
the nominees. This carried. '
The . vote announced . showed the
nomination of Dr. H. J. Winnett of
Lincoln for railroad commissioner, he
being the one successful candidate on
the first ballot.- The vote stood:
Winnett, 954; Harmon. 272; Co-
well, 253: Caldwell. 180; Whit more.
1C8; Mortenseh. 204; Sadiiek. 354;
Williams, 250; Parker, 41; Steele.
8; Andrews, 3; Cad. 4; Mathens, 17.
Dr. Winnett was called and thanked
the convention for what It had done
for Lancaster, county."
Other" nominatitins for railroad com-
wjteIOr: followed as given In the
J -Wivqte on rallfqfad commls-
ssoner. was mUfjt tabulated Chairman
Anderson .ntJaTi;caUazcODmitr
tee was pretfeweaa e -reaUBa-nro-
.m ' a a it at J fc - .
posea piatiorm. air.-AnocTsroi.TRcwea'
the adoption of the resoIutfopjLThe
platform as .presented was adcntedl-
It will be found printed .elsewhere. 1
Secretary of State Galnsha was de
feated on the second ballot. The first
ballot showed a pretty- race- between
Galusha and Junkin. in which -they
tied with .409 votes each. Douglas
voted 50 for Galusha and 33 for Junkin
on the first ballot. Lancaster. voted 3
for Galusha. 20 for Junkin and 11 for
Boslow. There -was -much .changing
about oa this ballot from ballots cast
on other candidates. . Oa .the second
ballot -Junkin was nominated, 473
votes to 377 for Galusha.. The nomi
nation was made: unanimous. Mr. Jun
kin appeared and thanked the convea-.
ttkm . - -
On the vote for auditor of Ed. G.
ISearle of Keith conaty moved to make'
it unanimous. This carried.
Lawson J. Brian, of Booae county.
had. a good lead oa the first ballot oa
treasurer, bat not sufficient to poll
him through. A perceptible gain was
iadicated early hi the -second ballot
(The' first ballot resulted as follows:
Kyd, 176; Good, 201 1-2; Brian. 363
12; BothwelL f; Steele. 58.'
On the second ballot Mr. Brian was
aomiaated. .
Superiateadeat J.-1. McBrien
l it .h looltnuttmi Ifr- tin. followsHBriea thanked the conveatloa, blddiag
Itaa delegates "good .morning.'1. : .
A delegate froai Madisoa. -county
loved a.suspeaskarof the rales and
that the aoadaation of Deputy Attor
ney Geaeral William T. Thompoon of
Merrick'be atade by accJawatioa.- The
lotioa was carried with earhnsiasm.' c
A aiaUIar amtma was made oa'the
commissioaer of lands and bafldiags,
bat a roll can waa oemaaded.' .Uad
was sprung on the conventloa by Boyd
county, and Judge Wflsbaof Sarpy by
Cass county, bat Eaton had a good
Ifead and was aever In danger. The
vote was Eaton, 553 1-2. Liad, 154 1-2
Wilson. 140.
Jadga Reese of Iineoln moved that
tte taaaks ot taa .ct
corded to the caainua.
amrrlaa by aockunattoa.
Tha eaeirmaa calted for the list of
aew aMaaban of tha state central coav
jaittaa. A Doaslas ooamty delegata
wrad that tha ooaTeauaa aaaie tha
aaerataryof tha roaiajlitfff. hatJadaa
lYost of Laacastaras a smbstitnte.
aTcd that tha caadidates aelectod by
.tha coaTaatloa raama tha otlcers, of
tha atata coauaittaa. , Tha sabstltnU
carried easily.' ,
. Jadsa J. H. ftroda of Laaeaater,
ajored that tha caadtiafaa selected be
aaipowcrad to lU the Tacaaciea ia tha
ticket whteh.arisbt occar. Tha aao
t)oa carried. ' ix'
Notaii ?bel left for the coaTea
tloa toLao except submit the names
of tha aew,coaualtteeaea, adjoara-
it ras taken while this was belag
Tha oonTentioa adjommed al-
George L. Sheldon.
most to the minute at 2 o'clock, lost
twelve hours after It had convened.
1 We, 'the republican "delegates of Ke
braska. in convention' assembled, con
gratulate the country upon the splen
did achievements of our party during
Its fifty years of history under- the
leadership of our Illustrious statesmen,
from the immortal Lincoln to the in
vincible Roosevelt. We declare anew,
our adherence to the principles enunci
ated in the republican- national plat
form. We also reaffirm all the doc
trines and declarations pf our last
state platform.
" We especially, commend the inspiring
character and undaunted leadership of
Theodore Roosevelt. It is with ex
ceeding pride' "that we "contemplate the
confidence reposed in him by the peo
ple of our own 'country, and the admir
ation he commands from " the whole
world. Nebraska' rejoices in the fact
that the, president has received the
united support of our entire delegation
in i. both houses of congress for 'the
many v.bcneflcial-measures he has .rec
ommended in direct line of. Interest and
advantage to the people, which they
have, assisted in framing Into whole
some laws.- Among the most note
.worthy -are:
The- railroad rate bilL '
' The Panama canal bill.
' The lock level canal system.
The-pure food bill. -
The Irrigation bill.
.Tho employers' liability .MIL
The meat .inspection Mil.
The denaturized alcohol bilL
' The. Oklahoma statehood bilL
The- naturalixatioa.-bHl.
Our country Is at peace' with' all .na
tions of .the earth and. is experiencing
an unparalleled season of genuine pros
perity. Never before In our history as
a nation has- our credit been better
than it. Is tcday. Money is plentiful,
the wage earners, the farmers and the
business people are prosperous, owing
to the wise, judicious and careful ad
ministration of the laws 'enacted by the
republican partv f-'g its control of
our national Ciitura,
We 'declare, our unalterable allegi
ance to the principle of protection, un
der the beneficent -operation of which
our country has grown both rich and
great. While. yielding nothing- from
our adherence. to this principle, we be
lieve that changes in schedules ''should
follow, changes in conditions. . The his
tory of the republican party ' demon
strates that such revision can safely be
trusted only to,. the party which. hon
estly believes in protection and ear
nestly endeavors' to justly apply.' the
principles, to conditions as 'they exist.
We most heartily approve the action
of. our. officers, botn of the nation and
in the state, in their splendid efforts to
insure justice .for the people ? against
conspiring .trusts .and combinations
and all forms of graft, that all -may
have a "square deal."
The glorious record of the past is the
party'a best .pledge for the future.
We' indorse and commend the econo
mical ' and - law-enforcing administra
tion of the affairs of the state under
Governc John H. Mickey. P-'lng the.
last six years under the republican ad
ministration the state of Nebraska has
been well governed; all of Its qtate In
stitutions have been ably and econo
mically managed and .are sustained at
a. rate per capita unusually low.
We believe that the Union Pacific
and Burlington railway "companies
should have accepted the valuation
S laced upon their property by the state
oard of equalization and assessment,
and paid their taxes, as all persons and
-other corporations -have 'done. ' We ap
prove, the action of "the . legal depart
ment of this state In Its efforts to en
faces the provisions ef the revenue
Tluw and. secure the payment of taxes
-ana measre our sunnort in comDeiuncr
I, the railroads to pay their just share of
taxation at me same time ana in tne
samemaneras a private Individual.
We demand that the next legislature
enact -a direct primary law, providing
for the nomination of all state, county
and district officers, including congress
men and United States senators, by di
rect vote; ana, until sucn ta.vr is enact
ed, we favor the nomination of United
States senators by state convention, and
we pledsre the repnblicans.elected to the
legislature to support for Un'tod States
senator the republican candidate who
may be nominated for that office by this
.We favor the amendment of the con
stitution of the United States provid
ing for the election of United States
Senators by a direct vote of the people.
. We declare ourselves as unalterably
opposed to the domination of corpora-
,t ions 1 la 1 public affair, .and '-urge... the
enactment, by. the next legislature of an
anti-Dass law that will prevent the Is
suance of any free - pass, free ticket.
iree transportation, or transportation
known as newspaper or editorial mile
age, excent to bona -fide emnloves of a
-railroad company and to 1 members -of
tneir immediate iaraiiies and caretak
ers of live stodf , : . -
We are. heartily ila favor, of and our
party unreservedly' pledges Its indorse
ment of. the proposed constitutional
amendment providing for three railway
coremiaaibBera to bet elected by direct
vote of the people, and demand that
the next legislature shall confer. upon
such commission -power to prohibit re--bates,
discriminations and special rates
to corporations, persons or localities
and to see;to It that any and all- abuses
are corrected, and equitable, freight
had passenger rates obtained for the
people We hereby direct the officers
of this convention to certify this reso
lution to the secretary, of state as pro
vided for. in the law submitting the
constitutional amendment relating ta
the railway commission.
W-. confidently believe that the'
?SX 'JU,, "tate will .adopt the coa
stltutlonal amendment providing far a
M,w wwnminuiiq, one HUM MI Uiey I
Jail to do. we demand that ear next
railway commission, but should they
legislature snail frame each u
will give to the people ef this state the
same -advantages that congress has al
ready given the nation under the "rail
road rate biir la matters ef Interstate
commerce. .1 . ,
We alsp'vledge the enactment by the
next, legislature ef along the
same Hues aa has been adopted by
congress touching the liability ef em
ployers to their employes, te the end
that such employes may recover for
any Injuries suffered, notwithstanding
the negligence of- a fellow servant:
we eemane aa impartial enforcement
af the revenue la-
by county, and 1
state officials to the em
a inai an nrrm.
erty, both corporate and individual.
shall be assessed at Its actual eaaa vi.
ue. thereby assuring a fair and-eouat-
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each revenue, as la needed to meet., tha I
currrat expenses of oar-sfaJe .aStararl
awnt trader the most rigid eceaoaiy. " I
While we believe that : the. irwiaaj
SMthod of assessine; railroad areaerty 1
la elttee and villages and aftttribatsa
taxes tbereirom tnrovan uw..ranon
counties is Just and fair la sa far as It
relates to county. atat-.;-aa4 school
taxes, we demana teat tae
be so aacMea tnax iae n
artv within, cities aad v:
also he taxed the same.a
erty for city and village.
Iff. M M l.ttAl
'mmt aui -- as' will laaare !
saeetlea and uniform tests of . dairy,
arodacta. to the end that the grewiaaT
dairy Interests, ef the state ataythe
better be protected and eneouraged.
The republican aartr of Nebraska la
proud ef its record and achleveaeata
and appeals with eeandeace to the pea
ple.of.our great and .growing common
wealth for a continued, approval ef Its
policies, as bringing the greatest bene
flts to the people of our state and ualea.
Norris .Brown waa 'born at Maaeo
keka, Jacksoa county. Iowa, May 2.
1863. When he was six years old ala
parents removed to Woodbury county,
and took a homestead. The family re
moved to' a farm in Green county,
Iowa,' In 1876. Mr. Brown, tnen a
youth, rode, horseback eight mllea
each -day to attend achooi at JeaTersep,
academy to prepare for' the university:
He entered the state university at Iowa
City in le9, was graduated from the
classical course ta 1883, receiving the
B. A. degree, and two years later re
ceived the M. A. degree. He read law
and was admitted to the bar October
15, 1884. He opened a law office at
Perry la., where hie lived until 1888.
In April, 1888, Mr. Brown aad his
brother.' Frank, opened a law otlce la
Kearney, Neb.
Judge M. R. Hopewell, candidate for
lieutenant governor, was bcrn in Mon
roe county, Indiana, sixty-ope yeara.
ago. He received his education there
and graduated from Depew university
with the class of 1869. The following
year he came to Nebraska and settled .
in Burt county,- where he has .resided
ever since. He was a member of -the
constitutional convention of 1875. He
was appointed judge of his district by
Governor Thayer in 1887 and held the
.office until 1S96. Since' his retirement
from the bench he has been engaged
in 'the practice of bis profession in
Tekamah, also engaging extensively
in stock raising.-
Judge J. A. Williams, nominee for
railroad commissioner, was bora in
1860 in Galena, 111. He is a graduate
of the university of Wisconsin, taking
a degree in the classical coarse In
,1885, and in the college of law In 1886.
He was city superintendent of .schools
In Galena for several years. He came
to ; Nebraska ta' 1893.' residing 1for a
time in Omaha and then - In Pierce
county, spending some time' abroad- in
the meanwhile. He was county judge
of Pierce county for four years, and
since retiring from that office, has ben
practicing law. He .is married and is
the father of four children. ,
Edward Rosewater.
George C. Junkin, nominee for
relary of state, was born, in 1858 In
Fairfield, la. His education was re
ceived in the Red Oak. la., public
schools. He came - to Nebraska ta
1886,' and settled near Smithfield. Since
that'- time he has 'lived on the same
place he settled -on engaging In farm
ing and stockraising" He was a mem
ber of the legislature for two terms,
his work in that capacity being chief
ly responsible for his candidacy for
secretary of state. He was the author
of the Junkin anti-trust law, and of
the commodity rate law. .
Sheldon being called upon after his
nomination for governor, spoke as fol
lows: ."Chairman Andrews, -Gentlemen of
this Convention Republicans of the
State of Nebraska, Ladies and -Gentlemen:
I am not at this hour going
to inflict upon you a speech. This
magnificent ovation would have de
prived me of making a speech If I
should have. preferred to at this time.
.I.wish to say that I appreciate this
great honor which. I consider tha high
est honor that the republican party of
Nebraska can confer upon any citizen.
(Applause). For this great honor I
thank you.. I have endeavored in this
campaign not to thrust a thorninto
any man's breast and I bear no aialioe
toward any man who .has opposed ma
in this, fight here In, Lincoln-or any
where throughout the state. I staad
before yon acknowledging this great
honor. I.wish to say simply that, in
this campaign I have also not pledged
myself 'in any compromising manner
whatever. (Voices "Good, good." Ap
plause.) And I was determined that
If I should Denominated, that It sanaM
be with ao strings attached to it. .IT
I am elected governor of Nebraahn,
and believe I will be (Voices 'Of
coarse yon will be'). I win be the
governor for all of Ahe people of Ne
braska: yoa know that I wUI. and I
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want all of the people of Nebraska
to know that I win carry-out tha
square deal policy (Voices 'Good,
good.' . Applause) by the aid of the
light of the IntelUgeace of tha people
of the great state and by the help of
such wisdom as . God .win give -me.
(Applaase.X GeaUemea of this coa
ventkm, again I thank yon." (Long
continued applaaaa.)
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OKAPTBm VCaatlnaed.
knew bar beat said
waa a waraiag to be headed la
Virginia Carteret when her eyes were
dowacast, atd; bar veka sank to Its
softest cadence.
"Why, certalaly; bow simple! " aha
aald, taktag her eoasin's arm agaia;
and the aaerc'tary went in to aet the
wires at work In Win ton's affair.
. Now Mias Carteret waa a woman In
very fiber of .her, but among her gifts
Abe might have counted some that
were, to say- tha least, super-feminine.
One of these was a measure, of discre-Jioa-
which, would have been- fairly
creditable' in a hast master of diplo
macy. So, while the sympathetic part of her
was crying oat 'for a chance to talk
Winton'a threateaed danger over with
aome one, aha' lent herself outwardly
to the Reverend x.IUy'a mood which
was one of acealc enthoalasm; this
without prejudice to a growing deter
mination to Intervene In behalf of fair
piay for Wintpn if ahe could find a
way. '-..
But the way obstinately refused to
discover ttself. The simple thing to
do woulrbe to appeal to her uncles
sensef justice," It was not like him
to fight with Ignoble weapons, sne
thought, and' a tactful word la season
might make- him recall the order' to
the superintendent But she could not
make the appeal without .betraying
Jastrow. ' She knew well enough that
the secretary had no right to show
her the telegrams'; anew also that Mr.
Somerville Darrah's first word would
be,avdemand to know how ahe had
learned the company's business secrets.
Regarding Jastrow as little as a high
bred young woman to whom sentiment
is as the breath of life can regard a
man who Is quite devoid of It, she was
still far enough from tta thought of
effacing him. -
To this expedient there was an un
hopeful alternative:- namely, the send
ing, by the Reverend Billy, or. .in the
last resort, by herself, of a. warning
message to Wtaton. But there were
obstacles reemtagly insuperable. She
had "not . the faintest notion - of how
such a warning should -be addressed;
and again,- the. operator at- Argentine
was a Colorado, d;. Grand River em
ploye, doubtless loyal to his salt. In
which case the warning message would
never get beyond his waste basket .
"Getting too chilly for yoa oat here?
-iwant to go In?" asked the. Reverend
Billy, when the- scenic enthusiasm be
gan to. outwear Itself. -
"No; but I am tired of the sentry-go
partxof it ten steps and a turn." she
confessed!. a "Can't we walk on the
trick a little way?'
Calvert saw no reason why they
might not, and accordingly helped her
over to the snow-encrusted path be
tween the rails. .
"We can trot down and have. a look
at. their construction camp, .if -yoa
like," he suggested,' and thitherward
"they went
There was not much to see, after all.
as' the Reverend Billy remarked when
they 'had reached a colza of vantage
below the curve. A string of use-worn
bunk cars; a "dinkey" caboose serving
as the home on .wheels of the chief of
construction ; and his assistant; a
crooked-siding with a gang of dark
skinned laborers at work unloading a
car pf steel.. These ta the immediate
foreground; and a little way apart,
perched high enough oa the steep slope
of the mountain side to 'be out of the
camp turmoil, a small.'-structure, half
plank and half canvas to-wit, the
end-of-track telegraph office.
It was Virginia who first marked the
boxed-up tent standing on the slope.
"What go yoa Suppose . that little
house-tent, is for?" she asked.
"I don't -know," said .Calvert Then
he saw the wires and ventured a gue&s
which hit the mark.
"I didn't suppose they would have a
telegraph office," she commented; with
hope rising again.- '
"Oh. yes; they'd have to have a
wire; one of their own. Under the
circumstances they could hardly use
"No," she rejoined, absently. She
was scanning th.- group of steel -handlers
In. the hope that a' young man
in a billy-cock uat and with a cigar
ette between- his lips would shorty
reveal himself. .
She found him after a time and
turned quickly to her cousin.
"There is Mrv Adams down there b7
the engine.. Do you think. he would
come over and speak to us if he knew
we were here?"
The Reverend Billy's smile was of
honest admiration!
"How could you doubt It? Walt
here a minute and. Ill call hid for
yoa." ' .'l? . 1 ,
He was gone before she could reply,
across the ice bridge', spanning -one
of the pools, and up the rough, frozen
embankment of the new line. There
were armed guards here, too, as well
as at the front, and one of. them halted
him at the. picket line. But Adam3
saw and recognized him, and' present
ly the two were crossing to where Vir
ginia stood waiting. . .
Eheu! what a little world we live
In, -Miss Virginia! Who would have
thought of meeting yoa here?" said
the technotoglan, taking her hand at
the, precise elevatkm prescribed by
good form Boston good form..-
"The'shock Is mutual," aha laughcL
"I must' say that yoa aad Mr. Wiaton
have chosen a highly unconventional
.environment for your sketching fied."
"I'm down," he admitted; cheerfully;
"please don't ,trample on me. ' But
really. It wasn't all fib. Jack docs do
things with a pencil-other thlags be
sides maps and,, workiag -profiles. I
bmbb. Won't yoa coma over aad let
bm do the hoaora of the studio?" with
a graadiloqaent arm-sweep meant to
!? 2E2- S ;
, """ "" "w -"" .-
tlcuiar. .
F""""""""" F IrtTerat of tka aorap
HfmT .
It was tha invitation aha woeJd have
aagled for, bat she waa too wise to
assent too readily.
"Oa; ao; I think we anatat rat1
afraid Mr. Wiaton might aot like -ft"
"Not like it? If yoall come hell
aever' forgive himself for. aot htiag
aere to rshoot an' tne1 camp for yoa la'
persoa. He la away, yoa know; jtoae
to. Carbonate for the day."
"Ought we to go, CousIb Billy?? ahe
asked, shifting, not .the decision, bat
the responsibility for it, to broader
"Why not if you care to?" said the
athlete, to whom rlghtnof-way fights
were mere matters of business la ao
Wise conflicting with the social ameli
orations. Vlrgtala hesitated. There waa a
thing to be cald to Mr. Adams, and
that without delay; bat bow could she
say it wltt her cousin standing by to
make an impossible trio oat of aay
attempted duet confidential? A will
ingness to see that Wtaton had fair
play aeed aot carry- aa opea
desertioa to the enemy. She-must aot
forget to be loyal to her salt: aad,
besides, Mr. Somerville Darrah's right
eous iadignation waa not. lightly to be
But the upshot of the hesitant pause
waa a decisioa to brave the conse
quences all 'of them; so she took
Calvert's arm for the slippery crossing
of the lee bridge.
Once oa bis owe domain. Adams did
the honors of the camp as thorough
ly and coaaeMBtiousry as if the hoar,
held no care heavier than the enter
tainment of Miss Virginia Carteret
He explained the system' under .which
the material was kept moving forward
10 the ever-advancing front; let her
watch the rhythmic swing and slide
of the! rails from the car to the bench
es; took her ap'into the "cab" of the big
"octopod" locomotive; .'gave her a
chance to peep into the camp kitchen
ear; and" concluded 'by handing .her up
the steps of the "dinkey.:
"Oh, how comfortable!'' ahe ex
claimed,' when-he had ahown her. all
th space-mvlag .contrivances of the
-r 3Cfc&jne3--sr"3'
field office.- "And this is where- yod
and Mr. Winton work?"'
. '.'It Is wnere fre eat and sleep," cor
rected Adams. "And speaking of eat
ing: it is -hopelessly the wrong end of
the day or it would be in Boston
but our Chinaman-won't know, the dif
ference. Let me have him make you a
dish of tea," and the order was given
before she could protest
"While we are waiting on Ah Foo
111 show you some of Jack's sketches,"
he went on,-finding a' portfolio- and
opening it upon the' drawing boardJ
"Are you quite sure Mr. Winton
won't mind?" she asked . 1 -.
"Mind? .He'd give a mouth's pay to
be here to show them himself.. He is
peacock vain of his one small accom
plishment Winton is bores me to
death' with It' sometimes.". . ' '
"Really?" was the mocking rejoin
der, and they began to look at" the
sketches. ." J-r
- They -were-heads, mast of them, Im
pressionistic' studies In "pencil or pastel,
with bow and' then a pen-and-ink bear
ing evidence of more' painstaking
after-worki. They' were made, 'on bits
of map paper, the backs of old letters,
ami not a few on leaves torn from an"
engineer's note book. - .
"They don't count for much in an
artistic way." aald Adams, .with the
brutal frankness of a. friendly critic,
"but they, will serve, to show you that
I wasn't all kinds of an embroiderer
when I was telling you about Winton'a
proclivities the other day."
"I.ahoaidn't apologise for that if I
were you," she retorted. "It is well
past apology don't you think?" Aad
thea: "What Is this one.?"
They had come to the last of the
sketches,- which waa a rode map. It
was' penciled on the leaf of a memo
randum, and Adams recognized It aa
the outline Wiaton had made and used
ta explaining the right-of-way entan
glement -
"It Is a map," he aald,' "one that
Jack drew day before yesterday -whea-he
waa trying to make me understand
the sltuatiOB op here. I wonder why
he kept it? Is there anything on the
other aider
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revarae of the aerap af
per held a vary fair
which Vlrglala'a
portrayed; a
fcrth ta
a saw viaoroaa strokes af the
tie" ImtYwMtoaJet'a ideal af tha
dees treah from Lie hath.
"By Jove
Tba aa tried to tarn it
Dghtly. rTaerem-a good hat
of tharartmt in Jack than I have
giving aim credit fer. Don't yen knew;
he. meet have ant tha
between two baui
recognised me on tne.ntetJorm at :
aaa city, it's wuaaatfal!" -
"So very wonderful that I think 1
abair keep it" aha rejoined, aet with
out 'a loach of aaaterity. Than aha
added: "Mr. Wiaton will probably
aever mias it If he does, yon wilt',,
have to axnhUa the beat way yoa aaa,?
And Adams could only aay "By Jove!?
again, and easy hramrlf with poariaa;
the tea which Ah Foe had brought in.
la tha natare of Hainan tha tea
driBklag in the stuffy ?dlBkey draw-
tag-room waa aot
wuflyiag. Virginia's errand of
waa aot yet accomplished, aad As
Martha in her capacity of
chaperon waa aot to be forgotten.
Also, Mies Carteret had a feeilag that
under his well-bred exterior Mr. Mor
toa P. Adams waa chafing like aay
barbarian indaatry captain at thfa an
warraatable tatrasloa and interrap
tkm. So presently they all forthfared lata
the sun-bright naow-hlladlng out-of--door
world, and Virginia gathered up
her courage aad took her dilemma by
the boras.
"I believe I have Been everything;
bow except that tent-place ap there,'
she asserted, groping purposefully for
her opening.
Adams called up another smile of "
acquiescence. That is our, telegraph
office. Would yon care to see it?" Tha
technologlan was of those who shirk
all or shirk; nothing.
"I don't know why I should care to,
but I do." she replied.. with charming
and childlike willfulness; ao the three
of them trudged up the slippery path
to the operator's den on the slope.
Not to evade his hospitable duty In
any part Adams explained the cse and
need of a "front" wire, and Miss Car
teret was properly interested.
'"How convenient!' she commented.
"And yoa can come up here and talk
to anybody yoa like just aa if it were
a telephone?"
"To anyone in the company s serv
ice," .amended Adams. "It Is not
commercial wire." -
Thea let aa seed a amasage to Mr.
Winton;" she -suggested, playing tha
part of the capricious Ingenue to tha
very upcast of a pair of mischievous
eyes: "I'll write it and yoa auy sign
Adams stretched his - complaisei
the necessary additional inch
gave her a pencil and a pad of blanks.
She wrote rapidly:
"Miss Carteret has been here- admtrlnc
your drawings. She took one of them away
with her. and I couldn't stop her without
being rude.-. Tou sliouida't iiavc done it
without ' asking her permission. She
says" :
' "Oh; dear! I am making it awfully
long. Does i: cost so .much a word?"
"No.'?' said Adam:;, not without an
efforts He' was beginning to be dls--tiactly
disappointed in Miss Virginia,
and was wondering in the inner depths
01 him what piece of girlish frivoi.;y
he was expected to sign and send to
his chief. Meanwhile she went on
-I am. to teH you not to get Into aay
fresh "trouble not to let anyone else get"
you into trouble; by which l infer sh'
mcans that some attempt will -be made t
keep you from, returning on tbe cveniaz
train."- '. -
"There, can you send all. that " she
asked, sweetly, giving the pad to the
technologian. '
'Adams .read the' first ban of the letter-length
telegram with inward groan-
ings, .but the' generous -purpose of it
struck him like a whip blow when he
came to the thinly .veiled warning.
Also it- shamed him for his unworthy
judgment of Virginia. .
"I thank yon very ueartily, Miea
Carteret." he said, humbly. "It shall
be sent word for word." Then, for tie
Reverend William's benefit: - "Winton
deserves all sorts of a snubbing for
taking liberties with your portrait I'll
see that he gets more of it whea ha
comes back."
How did he propose 'to year
"He led up to k very gradually.
"What is trae?"
-- ..I
"That he proposed ta nve other glrla '
before ha proposed ta yea. Heastam
rniaaai afit taW
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