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JROyER S GIQEJRy,
325 So. llth St .... Phone 71
bad insisted on crowning her woolly mats
with a bright red soldier cap. Rob
told me before we left home that Phoebe
bad "the most handsomest hat for our
rushing of the waters, got on my nerves
I am reminded of all the lonely,
broken soulaof all the world, who bare
The S Ranch, Wyoming,
August 3, IDOL
i Did 1 write you last from the Antarc
tic circle, or was it from the tropics? I
do not, in fact, remember, only I know
it was not from here.
Can you imagine the entire Mayfair
family eagles and doves alike, perched
half way upon on a mountain Bide, with
a background of gloomy, time-saddened
pines, and not far to one side a rushing,
foaming mountain stream?
Of course you cannot. We are so in
separably connected in your mind with
brick and mortar that it will be difficult
to you to adjust your thoughts of us as
deserting our china' gods and flinging
ourselves at an undraped footstool,
where nature is at her beet or worst,
whichever way you have a mind to look
Yet here we are!
The days of Aladdin are not over,
although now we very properly call the
genii who own the lamp Influence.
A friend of Papa's who is spending
the summer in Europe offered us the
use of their cottage for as long as we
might wish it.
We went through awful travail of
spirit before the offer was accepted.
Mother piled objection upon objection,
all of which Papa swept aside with a
breezy sweepiness for which I had not
given him credit.
He was determined to forsake the
busy market place, and Mr. S had
made everything easy for us.
1 am sure most people thought we
were a vaudeville show on the way out,
as we attracted so much more attention
than we are used to.
Gertrude has a friend with her, a St.
Louis belle, who, when we asked her to
go with us, said there was scarcely
enough uncooked meat on her to be
But she came, and is a very bright,
Phoebe wbb the homeliest thing in
bronze you ever laid your eyes on. She
journey he bad ever sawn.'' It was truly tied for life or balm, to these same dark
mysteries. I think of Louis Stevenson's
pitiful exile. Of Ilelen Hunt's yearning
spirit, burdened with the injustice of
I wonder is life worth the awful strug
gle some have made to keep it or any
Forrow worth one's agony to forget.
If 1 bad some great, heart-rending
grief, I should not bring it here.
Here, in the awful vastnese, it would
surely rise and choke mo with its burn
No! I could surely forget it oasier in
some crowded haunt, where men cried
out because they hungered.
Yes, I could easier forget if I could
minister with bread to those who
How do I know? you would like to
ask. I, whose life has been so placid
I, who have known no storms or griefs.
"Ab, well-a-day; the hay must be
made." You cannot tell even you, who
see so well into the heart of things
you who know of the impalpable veil
the soul drops beforo its inner shrine,
and which no vandal hand dare thrust
aside to find what prints the nails have
There is suddenly a pervasive odor of
frying bacon floating through the air
and fighting for supremacy with the
scent of caraway blossoms.
I do not mind. If I had bacon for
breakfast, I shall like some for luncheon.
Phoebe's polished face appears at the
front door, all doors are one to her now
and sho is calling with the easy famil
iarity of an old retainer
the most startling. I objected, and
Mother told me if I wanted to do the
cooking she would leave Phoebe at
home, but that Phoebe simply and flatly
refused to go without that cap. Phoebe
had never been west before and she was
either w an exalted 6tate of admiration
or a collapsed state of fear the whole
time. "Fer de law sakes, Miss Penelly,"
she would exclaim, "how long you sup
posen dnm rocks helt derselves up yan
der?" Or when e rounded 6ome sharp
curve and seemed suspended over a prec
ipice, she sank into great fear, rolling
her eyes and clasping her bands and
begging "de good Lawd not to take his
wrath outen poor ole Phoebe's skin."
However, nothing at all unusual hap
pened to us, and when we reached the
little town of B we were met by a
couple of wagonB and Mr. S 's man,
wbo wasto take us and nur rather for
midable luggage to our ultimate des
tination. This placo is not the ranch proper;
that is on the plains below us. Mr. S
built this cottage one summer when his
wife was in ill-health.
The little plateau, which is enclosed
by a white paling fence, is sown to tame
grass, and has a Hower-bordered gravel
path leading to the housn. If you turn
your eyes away from the mountains it
seems hard to believe this normal habi
tation is located in the very hoart of
Papa is like a boy let out for a holi
day, He has kicked the ehackles of
duty far from him, and a good ten years
have rolled from his dear burdened
Of course Mother and Phoebe find
things terribly inconvenient, and are
making such a pondemonium of the
house that Papa and I have escaped to
Rob rounded the cornet a bit ago with
a Comanche yell, to tell me that "Jim"
was going to let him ride his buckskin
pony, and take him lishing, and, in
short, introduce him to a thousand and
one delightful mysteries. Jim is the
man Mr. S commissioned to look
after us. "A very superior fellow,"
Papa informs me. College bred, booky
and all that. Of course it is another
case of insufficient lungs that has ostra
cised this man from his fellow-beings.
This continuous, mournful whispering
of the pines, this never-ceaBing restleBs
I DOCTOftSJXTEW THEIR HE
Owing to the Large Number Who Have
Been Unable to See the British Doctors,
These Eminent Gentlemen Have Ex
tended the Time for Giving Their Ser
vices Free, to All Who Call Before Sept.
Owing to tbe large number of invalids
who have called upon the British Doc
tors at their office, corner 11th and N
streets, Sheldon Block, Lincoln, Nebr.,
and who have been unable to me them,
these eminent gentlemen have, by re
quest, consented to continuegiving their
eervices free for thiee months (medi
an os excepted) to all who call before
Sept. 8. These services consist not only
of consultation, examination and advico,
but also of all minor surgical operations.
The object in pursuing this course is
to bocome rapidly and personally ac
quainted with the sick and afllicted, and
underno condition will any charge what
ever be made for any services renderod
for three months to all who call bofore
The doctors treat all forms of disease
and deformities, and guarantee a cure
in every case they undertake. At tho
first interview a thorough examination
is made; and, it incurable, you are frank
ly and kindly told so; also advised
against spending your money for use
Male and female weakness, catarrh
and catarrhal deafness, also rupture,
goitre, cancer, all skin diseases and all
diseases of the rectum are positively
cured by their new treatment.
The chief associate surgeon of tho
Institute, assisted by one or more of his
stall associates, is in personal charge.
Oflice hours from 9 a. m. till 8 p. m.
No Sunday hours.
Special Notice If you cannot call
send stamp for question blank for home
"Please, mister, is this the pure milk?"
said tbe anxious-faced woman.
"Madam," replied the milkman, "this
is milk of the first water." Record-Herald.
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Photographs of Babies
129 South Eleventh Street.
nelly, yer Maw Bays fer you and yer Paw
to come right along ways to you so lunch,
'cause de tea's done drawnd."
This is our first day herb, and there
isn't much to write about, unless I
wanted to throw a tit about tbe scenery.
I jvill spare you and try to do better
AN IDEAL CLIMATE
The first white man to set foot on
Utah soil, Father Silvestre Volezde Ea
calante, who reached tho GRE2 A.1?
SALT JL,AI5 on the 23rd
day of September, 1776. wrote in his
diary: ''Here tbe climate is so delic
ious, the air bo balmy, that it is a pleas
ure to breathe by day and by night."
The jlimato of Utah is one of the rich
est endowments of nature. On the
"Miss Pen- shores of the Great Salt Lake especially
"In Borne states the law forbids per
sons of unsound minds to marry."
"And nobody else cares to!" Detroit
Maud I'd hate to think you'd throw
yourself at Fred.
Mamie Why not? He's a good catch.
and for fifty miles therefrom in everv
direction tbe climate of climates i'h
found. To enable peisoas to participate
in these scenic and climatic attractions
and to reach the famous Healtli,
Bcitlaine; ncl Pleas.
Resorts of Utah, the
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to OGDEJ1V and SALT
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inclusive. Return limit October 31. and
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Proportionately low Rates from inter
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