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TTTE OMAITA DAJLY HEE: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1903.
Nancy Hopewell's Dream
A Short Story By ft. Quad.
The yesr IT, and ths merchants and
hip ownors of the nw rrpubllo were sand
Ins oom and snooks and fura and rum
aboard and bringing boms clot ha and groo
ertes and machinery. Captain EMaha'a
brig Mary Ann" of Balem- had been told
up for month for tha want of a cargo,
bat one dsy ha went home to hi wife, '
Nancy, with a smile on his face. He
found her at the tack door, where she
had been dyeing pieces of cloth to be cut
tnto strips for . rag carpet On the
clothes line hung a grand array of colored
trips, and the cochineal had dyed Nancys
Arms clear to the elbows. The on p tain sat
dom on the doorstep and remarked that
tha garden needed mors rain, and for a
Vuple of minutes the wife continued her
'Work without answer. Then she began
'wiping the lye oft her fingers as far as
, ,'toeslble, and aald:
I "Ellsha Hopewell, If you ever atea corn
)fce hull town of Salem will know It In an
.hour. Tour hose Is twltchln' Snd your
yes hare got a squint, and that means
that sometbln' has happened. Where Is
the brig bound to this trip?"
"You'll Jest hare time to make that car
while I'm gone," he answered.
Then It'll be made In tha cabin of
"But she's bound for Bordeaux, Nancy,
nd the news Is that the Portuguese hare
gone Into piracy good and strong. . If
that's so, then they'll be watchln" off the
coast and skulkln' 11 along the Bay of
"And what of ItT" aha asked. "'Ell-ha.
whoa we met them pirate crafts two years
So did I faint away and fall overf"
"By Josh! ye didn't!" he heartily ex
e'alawd, "But we may not be so lucky
this time. I ll tell ye what 1 11 do. If
you'll stay home and 'tend to things I'll
bring ye back a pair of ear-rings wuth all
fDon't waste your time, Ellsha. All I've
Tot to do Is to put down the winder cur
tUns, turn the cat outdoors and see that
the firs Is out, and I shnll be .aboard
'Mary Ann.', I'm not aehln' to meet any
mors pirates, but If they come I shan't
Jump overboard till some of the rest of you
lead the way."
Captain Ellaha heaved a sigh and mut
tered something about obstinate women
aad the fate of Lot's wife, but the discus
ion was ended. When the "Mary Ann"
went sailing away Nancy waa mistress of
' her cabin, and she was busy with her
carpet-rags before the New England coast
was out of sight astern. The voyage was
almost without event until the brig waa
within a hundred miles of Caps Flnlsterre,
which was her landfall. Then. ne night
M " was slipping through the- waters
tm an even keel before a light breeze, with
Captain .Ellsha pacing the deck In his
watch, Nancy suddenly appeared on deck.
It lacked only a few minutes to midnight.
"See here. Elleha." she said In very sober
tones, "I've had a queer dream."
" 'Bout home and the cat?" he laugh-
more serious thing. Ellsha, I'm
no woman to believe In dreama and signs
and see ghosts, and you know It: but this
wss a queer dream. I'm all In a tremble
"By Josh. then, but that's funny!" ex
claimed the captain, as he regarded her
This was the dream," shs said, as shs
uu..t aooui nervously. "I saw two ahips
fighting. One wss a brie- and flew m..
j flag, and ths other wss an English mer-
cnantman with many men aboard. I did
not see tire end of the fight, but the dream
changed and I saw open boats at sea
threo, four, flvs of 'em. The people In the
boats wer English, and there were soldiers,
tailors and women and children. Ellsha,
as true as I live I believe that some terrlbU
thing has happened 1"
"But it might hare been a thousand miles
1 don't think so. I believe th. .
ehantman waa one of tha English India
mnspm, ana mat tne pirate was a Portu
guese. This would be about ths track of
the India ships, wouldn't ItT"
Then, Ellaha, I beg of you ts heave the
brig to until daylight. I'm almost certain
w ii see inose boats by sunrise "
"TW laalil XT-- w..a - .
. "- i nm i 10 lose a
..r wm ior lour or Ore Hours on account
of a woman's dream V- shouted the cap.
"But are we not maktn fir. vnn.
hour, Ellsha. You wouldn't be that
to leavs those poor people afloat to battle
with ths sea."
"But who knows that anyone Is afloat T
It was only your dream."
''But It was such a dream that I even
sw tha frightened faces cf the women
nd heard the children walling."
t N'lnCT Honewell sraa v.t
otlonal woman. Never had the captain
en her so sgltated before, and. after lv.
-.n ai oer cunoualy for a moment, he said:
II "By Joeh! Nancy, but 1 11 heave ths brig
t to and will see what comes of It." -
, mo gavs the necessary orders, much to
ins wonaerment of the men of his watch.
men me mate was called and ths
on a I mtt in r.ia iw.
.... , 1Ila nvurs rrom
midnight to dawn were quiet ones, though
i or. -v grew stronger so ths nlsht ad.
1 vanoed. and when dawn came at laat an
j angry sea was getting up. and there were
I indications that half a gale would be blow-
; log before noon. The captain and Nancy
i were on a ecu at tno nrst signs of dawn, and
,( as ths light spread over the sea. tho man
woo naa been sent to the masthesd to sur
i vey ths waters cried down to the decks:
J '"Boats to the northwest of us, captain
'. boat a oft ths larboard bow!"
"t knew It I knew It. Ellsha!" whlsDred
i Nancy, as shs clutched the rail for euro
ou did. Nancy!" ha re-
halled the man to know
"Five. air. and as ths wind and sea are
agin 'em they are drlftln' away to leeward.
, some or 'em are makln' signals."
All right corns down. Ws'll run up ths
nag to let -era know they are seen, and
, then well bear down and pick "em uo
Nancy, you look as If you reeded a bowl
, of catnip tea. What In the name of liberty
are wo goln' to do with all those people?"
I we u maae room fur 'em somehow,
Ellaha, she answered. "I told you It was
- a dream, but I believe it waa a vision aent
from' heaven. Look at the sky and the
; ta! In two hours from this no boat can
t ,-ine- aiary Ann- changed her course.
and tn half an hour was up with the first
oeat The Ave were strung out for a dis
teaco of a mile, and it was the work of
true sailor to get them under his leo snd
bs people on board In safety. It took three
.ours to accomplish It. as eight women and
!x children and two wounded mea had
o come up In a sllug. and there were sixty
wo people In all. As tho lat boat was
leered of her laat occupant and set adrift.
, bs seas were running wild and hungry
in J ths brig pitching bows under,
f Tou msy have read the story in part
rbe Bombay ship "Eastern Star," home
ward bound, had been dismasted three day
.-rare In a hurricane. While aha was still
4 wreck, though wind and aea bad abated.
4 rortuguese pirate had laid himself along
tde, and tner was a fight lasting for
euro. Ths aaerchaatinaa was armed, and
.iht well were her guns served, and la ths
J. after a frightful loss) of Ufa, she beat
va rover off. A few hours later It waa
v peoplo got Into ths boats. She carried
ml a aooro of wounded, omo, but two el
I I "By Josh! but o
I I lUsd, and he then 1
' J low many boata thi
"Five. air. and ai
discovered that shs must soon founder, and
ths officers who had received serious hurts
were brought away. The boats were terri
bly crowded, and there was a shortage of
water and provbrione tn each one, and but
for tho appearance of the "Mary Ann"
there must have been great aufforing, even
If the gale had spared them.
By Josh and by josh I but how on earth
are ws to feed and sleep 'em?'' exclaimed
Captain Ellsha, as he hunted up Nancy In
tho crowded cabin.
"Don't worry, Ellsha," sho calmly re
plied. "We can manage somehow."
It had been the first Idea to put In to
the nearest port, but the captain and pas
sengers of Eastern Star prevailed upon
Captain Hopewell to make for England.
He would bo short of provisions and water,
and all muat sufler discomfort, but the
grateful people expressed a willingness to
put up with anything rather than bs
landed among people who would have no
welcome for them, even as victims of
misfortune. A true course was laid for
the English Channel.
After midnight the wind began to loss
strength, and by sunrise there wss only a
moderate breexo. Breakfast had been
served after a fashion, wl.ea a sail was
sighted to the east. But little attention was
paid to tha stranger until It was reallied
that he waa making a course to head the
brig. Then he was given a careful looking
over, and It was the captain of the lost
Bombay ship who finally said:
'Captain Hopewell, tha, chap Is a pirats
ths same one who attacked mel I can
make out where he has patched the shot
holes drilled In his canvas, and he's made
rought Job of repairing his hull."
The news that another pirate had been
sighted flashed through the brig, and men
began cursing and women lamenting. Bo
far as could be Judged, ths rover was ths
There Isn't any show for us," said the
British captain, as he noted that the pirate
was making mors sail. "Ws must stand
with folded arms to havs our throats cut."
"Then, by Joeh, but wo won'tl" ex
claimed Captain Hopewell, as he looked
around on the pale-faced men. "If that
pirate captures Mary Ann It will bs only
aftor a fight that he'll long remember.
Who's with me to hold out to the last?"
"Everybody here ts willing to fight,"
answered the other captain, "but you have
neither cannon nor muskets."
"Lot's all go Into the cabin and talk It
over with Nancy. If there's a way to dodge
or beat this pirate she'll tell us in flvs
There waa a council of war In tho cabin,
and If Nancy didn't preside she was at
least given a chance to state her views.
Hor views led up to a plan which was
speedily put Into execution. Among the
rescued passengers were four or flvs pistols.
but these were not to be depended on In
comparison with muscle. The women and
children were to remain in the cabin, and
every able man was to keep the deck and
fight for his life. With the crew of the
Mary Ann added to tho number of the
rescued men there was a total of fifty-four
defenders. Captain Hopewell he slapped his
leg and exclaimed:
'By Joeh, then, but we'll show that feller
Yankee trick which will pull his eyes
There were not enough belaying-ptns and
captans-bars to go around, and the cargo
was broached for good oak staves to arm
tha remainder. Wlien the pirate fired a gun
and broke out his flag all but ths regular
crew of ths Msry Ann disappeared In the
forecastle or leaped down the hatches upon
ths cargo. Scarcely had ths signal been
given to surrender when tho brig was
brought to the wind. Then the pirate
shortened sail to board her. To run along
side was better than boat work in the
opinion of those cutthroats. As their craft
drew near shs found only the ordinary
crew of a peaceful trader in sight, and her
men grinned over the easy capture. When
sho finally floated alongside and made fast
dosen ruffians, led by hsr captain,
scrambled over the brig's rail, and the
leader brandished a hugs knife and
Money I Money! Bring all ths money
you have, or every one of you shull walk
He wanted money, but ho got something
else. Captain Hopewell gave the signal
agreed upon, and next Instant the decks
were alive with men who were hitting right
and left and hitting hard. Taken com
pletely by surprise, the pirates were panlo-
strlcken, but as they retreated to their own
vessel the English captain shouted:
"After them, my ladSrnd drive them Into
It was a strange fight that followed. As
fast as a pirats was knocked down his
weapons were taken to ueo against another.
Every passenger and sailor fought with a
thirst for vengeance. In twenty minutes
time fifty-four men, depending almost
solely uponvbludgeons, had defeated a crew
of seventy desperate and well-armed cut
throats. More than two-thirds of ths
rover's crew were stretched on deck when
the remainder surrendered. When they had
been secured it was found that eight of
those who had gone down were dead, and
that two of the "Eastern Star's" men had
been killed snd four wounded. Captain
Hopewell had led one contingent, and the
Englishman the other, and their ringing
battle cries and stout strokes had kept their
men up to desperate work. They came out
of the fray blood-stained and In tatters.
but neither had received a wound of con
The women and children, who had been
warned to Jteep to the cabin, remained
there only until the decks of tho "Mary
Ann" were clear of the pirates. Then
every soul, even to the child of t, came on
deck to witnesa the battle, and, led by
Nanoy, they cheered encouragement to
husbands and brothers who were wielding
the stout oak sticks. They were there to
welcome the victors after tho fight waa
won, and Captain Ellaha kissed his wlfs
before them all, and rather sheepishly ox.
"By Josh, then, but I Jest couldn't help
It was a cheaply won victory. The pirate
craft was comparatively new and well'
found, and In Its hold was found plunder to
the value of CIMi). There were enough
provisions aboard to last the English party
to London, and snough sailors among them
to man tho prise. Before sundown the
transfer waa made, and sho waa heading
Captala Ellsha and Naucy vtm not for
gotten In tho l-4.v-tukk'.f . ivwaln and
money were o17erd them ou avry band.
but tho captain answered for both by say
"By Josh, then, but we've got brta and
feellogs, and we're m?y sorry vre oouldn'
England hud a great hanging day
few months later when those pirate pris
onsrs were oonvloted. There were thirty-
two of them, and every i&aa deserved his
fate. BU11 later on, tho rover craft and
tho plunder was sold, and there are
ancient records In Salem to show that
Captain Hopewell received a generous
share of the prise money.
Mary . Ann waa broad of ths Bay
of Biscay when her decks were clearest of
the rescued people, and she steered
straight course for her port and reached
It without further adventure, Tho good
craft was almost tn sight of Boston again
before Captain Ellaha suddenly looked up
from bis chart t say to his wlfs:
"By Josh, Naoeyi but I'vo bta Udnkla'l
men m Boys
The best Men's Shoes that money
can buy is to be found in our
line at $2.90.
We'll never soli you anything
too obeap vo bo good, but will
always tell jnu what's good at tho
lowest possible prices tbat can be
asked for tbem. We've brought out
a line of men' at fZ.W that far,
rcltoso nnvthing ever shown for1
f 3 Mi and 14 00. Tt pv are made of
box and velour calf, also vicl kid; in all the latest lasts, and
made on genuine Goi.
are worth 1J.OU and
h ". - "tJf
f, also vicl kid; in all the latest lasU, and g-t (risTk
CJoi dyear welt. They are shoes that 7fa 1 f
id 14. Our price exe w
Here's a Ladies' Shoe at $1.50 that's hard to beat
for a medium-price shoe.
Made of vici kid in lace, kid or patent leather tips,
good heavy soles sold by others for f 2, our price. .
Just received from the factory several cases of Women's
Warm Slippers, fur trimmed "Juliette," In red and black .
Women's Clever Walking Suits at $15
They are made of the best Scotch mixtures, in different shades
plaited front and back with belt and tho new 4 t f
shaped sleeves a regular $ 22.50 suit I 1 1 1 1 1
n onorinl vnlna ' - .... "
' I I S s I I
Women's Skirted Blouse Suits
In broadcloth, cheviots, zibelines and fancy mixtures all the
very latest effects handsomely trimmed with braids and pip.
ing suite that would be
considered cheap elsewhere for 35.00
our price ...............
Women's Swell Louis XIV Blouse
Shoes for the Boys
The best boys' shoe on earth for the money
is our solid cosco calf shoe, the toughest and
most durable leather known for the money that
we sell them at, a positive saving of 20 per cent.
Sizes 9 to 13 95c
Sizes 13 J to 2 1.10
Sizes 2Mo5i 1.25
Welir she queried without lifting her
- - last nf
eyes irom tne carpm .
which she wss sswlng together.
"lou are a vuuuuiui .
"Don't get soft In ths head. Blishs,"
But ve are. Tou tad that dream, and
you suggested that plan to capture ths
pirate, and I'll be Jiggered if ye ain't wuth
more'n any thirteen women In Salem!" '
Nonsense, Ellsha! 'Tend to that chart
or we'll he strikln' a shoal." .
What's the use of buying a hat In a haphasard sort
of fashion at ths first place you happen to eome across?
What's. worth buying Is worth studying. It's Just ss
Important that you should get the beat renr money can
buy In a I hat as Jn anything else.
' " iiiM.nt k..t v.tii.a la as avit1 aa w thlnlr It la
What do you pay 1.G0, 13.00, $2.60 or $3.00 T If yon
usually pay $S.S0 we'll give you a hat for $1.60 equally as
gOOO. Ul IX you HIT. UOCll ... wio unuu VI v.w ut
$5.00 you'll find our $3.00 line as good and oftentimes hot
ter than you've been getting.
Hade of the new etomlncs, cheviots and broadcloths.
In all shades, has the new cape collar and newest
sleeves coat taffeta lined and new
shaped skirts a f 25.00 suit
our price ,
f h m m m,
Women's Up-to-Date Waists
We are proud to say that our Waist Djpt. is the most complete in Omaha
We are showing the newest novelties In soft French flannels, rich satin vestings, vails and
brllliantlnes, which are very popular for general wear- t tr
Also velvets, dainty silks, and all-over lacea, at prices, fl.95, 2.90, 3.90, J4.90 and .0."U
A Great Skirt Purchase
1750 Women's Walking Skirts, go on sale Saturday.
We have bought the entire surplus stock of a well-known skirt manufac
turer at less than 40c on the dollar. We are going to sell them the same way.
Ve a a. i '
iney are maae or tne Dest materials such as meltons, cheviots and swell
mixtures, all this season's newest shapes.
Faultless In fit and workmanship Here is your chance to cet a stvlish nn-
to-date Walking Skirt for less than the material would cost, you.
AVe have divided the entire purchase In three lots:
Lot 1, $7.50 value, at $4.90 Lot 2, $10.00 value, at $6.90
Lot 3, $12.75 value, at $7.90
HIS WIFE WAS SALTY
Exeess of Bedlam Chloride Caused tne
FM Man ta Worry aaa
1 don't know what In ths world can be
the matter with my wife these days," said
a fat man to his corpulent friend. They
were taking a beating glass of beer to cool
off on one of those hot days last summer
In a quiet corner of the Five O'clock club.
"She's not sick abed. I hope,- was tha
sympathetic reply of bis friend.
"No, she Is around all right and seems to
be tn the best of health and spirits. But
she has got so lately that the salt Just
simply ooaes out ofvjier every time J get
her angry or excited. X. notloed It first
when I kissed her not long ago in making
up a little spat we had. And when I
spoke about It she said shs bad noticed It
for some time and had tasted so salty to
herself that It made her thirsty."
The other fat man braced up la his chair
and showed the deepest Interest. "I know.
I know," he broke in. "My wife has only
Just got over it. Don't your wife's lips
taste us rocs sail every ume you suss
"Rock salt? lAe saltpeter, sometimes.
But that is when she's la a bad tamper.
Why, every hot spell we have she per-
spires so much salt that it gets into her
eyes and blinds her."
"I've been throughit with my wife sad
know all about It. The physicians call It
hyperhldroals, but it's worse. That mea
to perspire too much, but this aalty wlfs
disease and, by the way, it is dangerSus
doesn't seem to have a sclenUflo asms. It
leads to sudden death unless taken car of
The tat man with his "salty wlfs" nn
cured drained his glass of beer nervously
and asked the fat maa with the cured
"salty wife" to tall him about it. i
"Ton see, it's this way," began tha one
whose wife waa safely out of ths pickle,
"sodium chloride or common salt realty ex
ists in every animal tissue and fluid aad
la present la the blood In tolerably con
stant proportions, it la Introduced with the
food, either aa a part of It or as a flavor
and promotes digestion. Now, in tha body
there guea on constantly phenomena de
scribed aa osmosis a filtering of the Ufa
fluid through the tissues or membranes.
The salt helps this; acts as a foroe. It also
bslps to keep up the solution of the food.
When the amount taken in is eommst.su
rats with the needs of tho body It Is oar
tied oft through the eliminating organs.
When any cause mara this sense of propor
tion the excess of salt seeps through the
sweat glania and ws have a 'salty wife,'
who must be treated on a strictly hygienlo
plan in order to be well again." Chicago
Ttust Wwevlat gwrtle It.
"Just think of tt, Oeorget Both your
maiden aunts are eotnio to make as a visit
tomorrow, aad cook has just left."
"Can't you get them to postpone) their
"irs too lite."
"Aj4 what do yoa propose to dor
"Why. X suppose m have) ts pot em as
aprwa and ds tha cooking mjaalf '
"Will yeu? Tham yoa needn't warry any
mara, . They wost't stay
riaka, EUss , .
BUILDS AN ECH0" ORGAN
Chicago Ooaloa Accomplishes What
Maaejfaetnrers Said Was
Although he Is first of all a theatrical
manager, John J. Murdoclc who directs the
affairs of the Masonlo Temple theater,
Chicago, has found time during the last
five years to build two organs that had
time and again been doclared "impossible"
by old Ume organ manufacturers, who
based their opinions upon years of prac
tical experience and numerous failures in
the line of Mr. M-irdock's endeavers.
The successful results of these years of
endeavor are now being used in the pro
duction of what is probably the most
widely known of all vaudeville acts
namely, "Tho Olrl with the Auburn Hair."
This act necessitates the use of a pipe
organ which must be portable. It necessi
tates also the use of an organ be made to
sound as from afar off, an "echo" organ.
- Organ makers, when requested by Mr,
Murdock to build either of these two In
struments, told him It could not be done.
Mr. Murdock then set to work, and aftor
months of patient study completed the
only portable pipe organ in the world. It
la in six pieces-the "big" organ weighing
2333 pounds: three smaller pieces, each
weighing tW pounds; the "key" organ,
weighing 1,250 pounds, and a smaller piece,
weighing too pounds. It baa been In use
by "The Olrl With tho Auburn Ilalr" for
It took Mr. Murdock three years ta
overcome the "impossibilities" in the con'
structlon of ths "echo" organ. Ths organ is
stationed la the rear of the theater, or
In the balcony, and It la operated from
ths stage by the organist accompanying
the act, and by the samo set of keys with
which tho regular pipe organ is played.
It has been used In the Masonlo Temple
theater in conjunction with "The Girl With
the Auburn Hair" act for the last week
and has added much to tho beauty of ths
act's musical setting.
Bpeaking of ths difficulties ha had to
overcome in tho construction of these two
organs Mr. Murdock said:
"la tho construction of ths echo org in
the hardest thing to overcome was, tho
regulation of ths air supply. We finally
devised tho following method: First ws
use a small magnet, which releases air
from a chamber into a .small bellows
ths slse of one in a speaking doll. When
that small bellows is inflated it strikes
otn. raising the pin. which permits air
la eaparja from another chamber five
timea as large as the first. Ths first hols
allowing tho air to go into the bellows Is
hnut tH slae.of a darning needle. When
the second bellows is Inflated It raises
second pin, five tlmee as big as ths first,
which releases air through a small vent
We repeat this process of pins, air holes
and bellows five times, each time getting
five times the volums of air and flvs times
ths site of hole through which the air ee
capes. The fifth time the air is allowed
to escape into the organ ptpee. By this
time It has increased sufficiently in volume
to make the pipe speak. The echo organ Is
ODerated altogether by electricity. Every
thins- ta under absolute control of the
orcanist oa tha stag. The extremely mel
low tone of the echo organ we got by
tho use of hoods on top of ths pipes.
Mr. Murdock ts worklug on another in
venUon, a combined organ and piano.
Whsn this Instrument is completed Mr,
Murdoch thinks it will revolutionise mus
ical r" - --- rhi a r Becord-llerald.
La m Class Aloae.
No other pCls oa sarth can equal Pr
King's New Ufa Fills fur stomach, liver
aad kidneys No ours, aa pay. Ha. For
aaJo bz a una A Co
GRABBING AN OPPORTUNITY
It's tho Chap Who Keeps His Thlakes
Busy that Gets Oa ta tho
Soros years ago a clerk In a small store
in a western City grew tired of his bicycls
and advertised It for sale. At o'clock the
next morning a buyer eame, and tho wheel
waa sold. At 9:30 came another inquiry,
and at 10 two more. They were told they
were too late.
Then ths clerk got to thinking and when
two more men came to buy he did not tell
them his wheel was sold. He made some
excuse for not showing it and asksd Miem
to call the next afternoon. At l-.).ch Cms
he hurried to a newspaper office and ad
vertised to buy a second- hand bicycle. Then
came more inquirers, who were put oft as
had been the last two.
Ths next day there waa a procession of
sellers of wheels. With each ths clerk
agreed upon a price, to bo paid If one day's
trial proved satisfactory. And there was
also a procession of buyers, to whom one
by one were sold at an advance,
tho ' wheels left for trial. Thus the clerk
found himself doing a profitable little bicy
Then his employer objected to tho loss
of bis time and to having the place clut
tered up with second-hand wheels. So ths
clerk thought Some more and at noon ar
ranged with a boy who worked across tho
street at a little Ice cream stand with a
shsd behind It, to receive and store ths
bloycles and help sell them. Meanwhile
tha advertising went on and presently the
clerk left his place to devote all his time
to second-hand bicycles.
His business grew and from dealing In
old he passed to selling new bicycles. To
day, according to The World's Work, hs
and his partner, tho loe cream boy, own a
large automobile business and are already
The moral of this story Is that there are
always opportunities for those who havs
the wit to recognise them those who Intel
ligently consider the facta before them.
When the clerk had once sold his bicycle It
waa easy for him to stop thinking. Ho had
done what hs wanted to do. But he kept
He saw that there existed an un .pplied
demand for a maa to bring toge,er buy
ers snd sellers of second-hand bloycles. Hs
supplied that demand. Ha grasped the op
portunity and made tho moot of tt and
marched on to fortune.
Opportunities are always occurring. Ths
trouble is that so many, man do not con
sider ths meaning of facts before them
They do one thing and stop there. They
never do any real thinking and so do not
recognise opportunities that strike them In
the face, and go through life complaining
that they "never had a chanoe." Chicago
Hie Master Stroke.
"George Fergusonr" said his wlfs, look'
Ing with crushing scorn at ths gaudy rug
he bad bought at a special sals. "I wond
If over tn your life you knew a good bargain
when you saw It!"
Ths case was critical. Mr. Fsrguson saw
that something bold and decisive must bo
done, and his mind worked quickly.
"Why, yes, Laura." ho aald. "Whoa
wanted a wlfs I picked out tho nicest.
sweetest little woman la tho whole world.
and I got tha best bargain any maa ever
got see There, there, pet!" Chicago
Aeeasosl MsHmr Havaged fty Mas,
WirKUrTE, Kv.. Oct IS. Torn Hall.
alias noiitclas. a nTO, charred with ahnot
ing frock aft Childress, a. white bov. last
Bunday at Kevll waa taksn frcra tail here
early to!ay by a mob aad hanevd. It was
reared tnat tne shootln ml Till draws weu'd
rsuse a race riot, but all &o negroes lsXt
THEY WON'T GO TO WORK
A Westers Cemmeat oa tho Ways aVad
Dlversioas of Dewa East
Down-east do-nothings are frequently
driven to desperation In their efforts to
dodga death from ennui which probably
acoounts for some of the dernfood doln's
In which they sometimes Indulge. The
latest society spasm la a baby party In
which fat, fair and forty-four or more
don frocks which wont hide their garters,
let their hair down and pull some other
things up, and presumably impersonate
the children they ones were. The men
wear long stockings and short pants, a
Lord Fauntelroy wesket and a smile. There
is really no impropriety in this custom
when misappropriated by a mals except
tho probable exhibition of bulbous bare
bones which might better be swathed in
flowing trouserloons; but think of mama
gowned and bertbboned as a baby I A light
bluo frock, maybe, cut so low and so high
that extremes corns mighty near meeting
and even tho eleotrio lights sorter snicker
when she swings! And they play tha old
games "Pussy Wants a Corner," "Clap-tn-and-Clap-Out,"
"Pillow" andTag" and
other things which are as tasteless as ths
latest thing in breakfast food when in
dulged In by children, but well calculated
to start a conflagration which only the
divorce court can squelch when partici
pated in by grown-ups who are wise. What
a pity 'tis ths Lord don't put soma people
to worx. Bui liarlow s Budget
Charged with Bteallag Letters.
NEW YORK. Oct 1 Alexander Hui
superintendent of the foreign mall branch
or me jnsw xorK postomce. was arrpated
today on a charge of embessllng letters
from the malls, lie waa sent to Jsil la de
fault of 13.000 bail. He has been la the
postal service twenty-nine years.
SENT TO TEACHER
Calaao Chunks of Iaformatloa from
the Parents of Chicago's Toaagr
Tho Inter-Ocean glvea ih-, f lowing batch
of genuine excuses and f""tc-tt font In by
parents of Chlcsgo pup 1 :
Teacher: Oeorgle's moilur e no catch
ing illness. She got a girl. Very respect
fuUy, Hia AUNT.
Teacher: What shall I do mlt Charley T
Me and my man can't nothing roako of
him. When we want to lick der little Imp
hs gets the bed under, where we can't
reach him, and must put a hoolt on der
bedroom door to hold him for his licking.
Please soak him in school shust as often
as you got time. MRS. BNEDIVELT.
Teacher: If Louis Is bad please lick him
until his eyes are blue. Ho Is very stub
born. Ho hss a good deal of the mule la
hlin. He takes after his father. MRS. P.
Teacher: I dink you are a fool. Tou
want my boy to read when hs don't no
no alferblta. Please teach him some.
Miss Brown: Tou must stop teach my
Llxxle fiscal torture shs needs yet reading
and flgora mlt "sums mors as that If I
want her to do Jumpln I can make her
Jump. MRS. CANAVOWSKI.
Miss: ' My boy tells me when I trtnk beer
der overcoat from my stuirmack gets too
thick. Pleass be so kind and intervene in
my family affairs. MRS. C
Pear Teacher: Please excuso Frits for
staying home ho had der measles to oblige
his father. J. B. .
Teacher: Please excuse Rachel for being
away thoss two days her grandmother
died to oblige her mother. .
Teacher: Tou must excuse my girt for
not coming to school she was sick and
lads In a common dose state for three daya.
a aaMawaa,Maiaafwsatair a) . i.iai i .aaatif i-.h.i in ai i.nwiwfc
I I Sblavai yams shoes with tlv BJLST I
Iff seli3--U4 aaadassa Wster-preof Pauses ? I
f ) AraXXOUA Daabor atsas.
I r no r-oiLfta of
r srisl An 1 1. 1 AKU Oral atUTiU LASIS AwUii.
tlsaaUre wives iJaot .
Psllihet are ooext.
HANDS Cm. CtOTt1P5 flMlMT
THs gnnergA rssiftt. Sic. si uv dsalem. ssi ibn- nMifi a a 1- -
SrllNOLA, 10c, ts. IbrlLNuLA iWxr. Sc. made of ismb's wsol, nu1r.ntrtJ not
te ecratch the lealbev. asd tie fcrUXH-A Vvfcsssr, 20a.. coede of tanned skin
witb wool mrfaca, becked by ftcxiltle fall The folisbcr Gait. tea the movrmrnt
of the cloth as ssed bv bo blacka. If year oaalcr will not furnish you wilhthe
ftHlMoLa bsauW aad fuiunar, we wtU lorward tacia by nuul fur itfcL or coin
pUts ouUU tm 44a. isnri ssissiMaa, Accxrr w SumrrnrrB.
miMOLA OOMFAMT, Kocraoatwr. N. T.
THE ICEELEY CURE
Cor. ftta aid UdTeowortB Street,
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Reliable Cora for Alcoholism,
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