' ft I Ay - THE INDEPENDENCE) THE PUBLIC t 1 Outspoken In favor of tli Kxeellone of the WEST SIDE w a Family ami General Now. THIS PAPER In the beat adverting medium In Polk county, and conitantly growing bettor, ., - TET XT. I C3 J V VOL. VIII. $2.00 lVr Year. INDKPKNDENCH, POLK COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY 0, IrtOl. Five Cents Per Copy. NO. 9. THE WEST SIDE 'oik County Pulishing Coup M HVUH WIMM M1.lr. SUBSCRIPTION RATKS. AVAIL! IN ADVANCE Pa Year . . . . . i.oo Bit Moath I oo Tare Moath jo iWatn aot paid lu advance I jo TO ADVERTISERS. radtvaataa I tomttd l Um aa4 ( aavt- fallaa (la BMMl rf Ihe feat). Ml Ut WUlMMtt How, aa ta lha Mi Um tt itm Orrfua eat OaHfanla Md. enatalaa a anyalallaa a mi 1IM (lail dl,lM MMtBI vwkav aad lawalj aoautalaa ta Um w'lllaav n raiatf . faaataaMv laeraaelaa euealatlaa IIm W kH m atriaa aaaalaa II la b.OM al la aaal at mtmh . JOB PRINTING I ! T Latest and Best Styles, at r LOWEST LIVING i RATES. r PHYSICIANS-DENTISTRY. LEE & BUTLER, Physicians & Surgeons. .ito. J U. S. Examining Surgeons. OB: aut aid al Mala U, (KDirKKDItNCI, 0HR0OM DR. J. K. LOCKE, Physician and Surgeon. Buena VUta, Oregon, DR. J. B. JOHNSON, Resident Dentist, All work warranted to siv (lie beat f $tttfCliltt. OHKiioa W. L. WILKIN, Allnrurjr and roiin.ilor nl lw. AM,! llutlneumtrtutrd bimr will rwlv. I'nMnpt Atlrullim. 0LLI.CTI0NS A Ml CIA IV ORtt-a la Opera H'II. InrfrfeeCn-t. A. M. HURLEY, Attorney and Counselor at Law. 0Ae: Cor. Mala tad M.amovlh lu., IMOXriMDIHCB, OUOOlf liilliaory i Pansy Goal: Not la todipandcnr Ntiioual Ptnk, Idnirswnniici, Ommim Durham Bros. CITY MEAT MAKKM. Cliolre Reef, Million. I'urli and Veal ulwaj-t on hand. Haua In mimiu. B.nlrred lllw Mulli 8U, inimpenaenr Uasperson t Parker, INDEPENDENCE, OR. Architects. Builders and Cont'rs n... in ihnlr Huti and I mkt Km tiiry. Rnrt VIII iry in pleaw all. llv llinna Irlal and lie .nvinred tlinl limy are wurlliy '"r I'- unnie. DR. JORDAN'S 4 CO'S. MUSEUM OF INJT0K1T. 751 Market HI., Huti KraiirlMfi. AdmlulonWri'nla. i and It-am tmw In avoid rittuwu. (in.iilliill(in and tnitliiiMit inrinall)' r hy lt ltrim aperinaliirhea nr K''iil'l weak nina ami alldUeaaeiiiifiiifn. Hend fur biHik. I'rivale nrtlie 211 Unary Ml. chnmillatlfin fn. UDlrtKliMtCK. , A i i 1 1 t t I ,VE VO'l'M YKS ! ' Ych what f i Why, IIKNKLK& WAI.KEU e the leading Grocers in I'olk C-o. and don't yon forget it. HI .i . . . , .. v..ln. .nrf.llPat P.tw., una i raaB-marw ui.,u, Wat hntlnniii condnrtod fur Modtrili Ftai. Our Office It OMDtlte U, I. Petant Olllca, knil . n in time tliD tboi ftmote from WMhliKtn. j....,-. oena modri. drawliiir nr nnmo., wnn ur.. ..i- liuwn. lanl ra. IiUhm. Im a MIIMI1I AA OiniHi Patent OHot. WnMntn, B. e. EWORY Mlodwandarlnranrtttl, Bonbi IwrnM In ") nttt'iinii, T.tlTi'tn'riU from til rarie. wit i 'j"tiit Idii lt Hnf. A. ., .i)tv.t, 2.. Kiftb Avo, N.w York, Yon chij buy tickel EhhI to any oiut direct from Iu.l.'pemknoo to derttuuiilou lowest riuei uf E, 0. Pintlamo, 1AMKS. Fit Rational BaijH INDETIUtDUGI, 9UQ0N. Praaldant J. . OOOPKR. Vloa Praaldant, V. W. ROBtPTtON. Chlar W. H. HAWLIY. DIRIOTORti 0 P. timpfm. . r. IT. ITk4eaeJer. TnatteU.teaeeel kuttat bwt.ee. mm a4 eelle eieaam ea til lataeetaat e4ae Deveatta reeelv4 taalaet la eSeT-OeJoe kaan: I A. kt 4 F. M. THE INDEPENDENCE National . Bank ! CAPITAL STOCK, $50,000. H. HlRSCHBtRQ. . PraaleJexit, ABRAM NKLBON, Vt Praatdani W. P.CONNAWAV, - Cmahtor. A feaerei btailse and aaahaaea Itii'iiii axreiaieteaiia fruledi deaeatle raeeiee4 aa eamai amaai eoajwi M eaaaai tale teat aaM " e eraiiii DIRBCTORSi Joahua MoDanlal. H. H. Jaaavaeaon, . uooaman, m. Hlrahtr. oram naieon, T. J. I. A. Allan. (EetablUheJ by National authority.) THE s- it.il: Or SALEM, OKBOON, CAPITAL, PAID UP, $5o,ooo.oo. SURPLUS, SIS.OOO. B. a. WAIXACI, W. W. MARTIN, riaaMeat viae rreeldeal. J. B. A LB 1ST, Cathlat. LOANS MADE. Ta fatal eee ea waaal aad ataee BMfraaalaMa aaaaaaa, eoaaKaat ae la am. ettaar ta art rata ananlai ar aaMIe aiteauaaaa raMa a dtraat ea Haw Tort. Ckleaea. aa mi a 11, rraaaa. Inadna, rarle, Rartla, aMaaaJ SaaaBaf SaaSal OtMaaBBsW COUNTY BANK I M11N Jill Til, DltKilOM. I. A V Wit''" r. 1 , t win 1. c. i'uam.i ' 1 s:-f. up. 150,000 25,000 niRHCTORSi m c ri'vi. r. . powri.t.. ;v if IHt AC M tilMrSON ,.. 1,1' II KH, A. M. OKIUl.S, r. L cuii iiKM. , t ! itiVlne bu.lnfM tran.ai'ted. Pe - r','iiil iMiijrrt rhei'k. or no rertlAra'e li'- .inli. I.iii m'ie, bllle dlniinuird e t laniehl ami rulil, Interrtt ald on Uuie iHnita. r.nl va'illancl burlr proof tafe, teeurad , ale lime Im'i. i aOfflrt hnun 11 m. to 4 p. m. The Celebrated French Cure, Xr'APHRODITINE" Ii floi.n (iN a POSITIVE GUARANTEE to on rtt unj form of itprvntis d !(, or tuy di-onl.T of tits (fi'iicrntlvo or rhus ( rllln-r BEFOlC UiiikT (rom thft AFTER eirrwivp unf ol HdmtilmitM, bnvvo or Opium, or ihrmiKh youiliful iinllwrwlii 11, over Imlnlg enrc, Ac. sil'ti I"'" "( It ruin Fuwit, Wskrfiil tiesa, Hrlnic down I'iins In tliS Hhi k , HlmhIiih W.-rikii.-M, HystprlN.NcrvoiiH I'roitrntloii Ktirliirp Kmlpsltitm, UMH-nrrhd'A, DUiintfM, Weak Mem orv, lAnt ,'ower mnl ImiMitrnrr, whirl) If li f liM-tPi. often to prrinMliirnoMairpiiiiit lnni ty. I'rknll.OO b.tx.6 boxes furf'tWO Hunt u nail on r.' ftij)to i-nc. A W HITTKN (UJAflANTER forovcry5.o riir, to Mund Ue immpy If rriiimiii ur Is not prircUKl. ThoimnntU ( tuntlntontHl iwim nltl llfi VOMIIl. O' DOtll hVXfi. lMTmH('lltl 'iiretl hv APHHoniTiNB, C'rnnlsr fn-t. AiMrot The aphro medicine co. WHMTRRM DRANC H, ' BOX 37, PORTLAND, OR Fur iilw by hnUr k Lock1. TAYLORS ON C KTKEET. ih rircad, and Cake on hand ererj At eioept Hunitar. . hill and Irenh ttm'k ol nanned oodt. "nor. a. eoffiie, tuiar, camllee, clean and lobacooe, 0. B. TAYLOR, Proprietor. H. It. rATTKawm. Ij. P.I'ATfKBHO.S DRUGGIST -DIALIB I- WdTCHES, CLOCKS rtND JEWELRY. NDKPENDENCB, OREGON. W. 0. RHAUMAN, MERCHANT TAILOR. Salts M.de 10 Order and fit Quaran teeo. Montnouthforucuttln. 0. Street " Cat nr mi'in HIS FLEETING IDEAL me Croat Composile KoreL rhe Joint Wm k of T. llll.Vt'M JttllN U Mf I.I IV AN, 1111,1, NVK. ki.i,a viii:ki,i:ii VII,( OX. MaJ AI,Hli:i t Al.llOl'N, HiiWK m mmi;is iNsria ion iiyiinkh, I'.il LINK U.UH mm KANTI.AHK. W. II. IUI,l,OI', NC,, NICI.NON and A LAN DAI.K I'iMn rtt 1 ty w. II. Itulhiu, lli-my linn. I ihII, h tiiutir tTllait, While titiXflltltf lit A P4t 1 ir mr tin. iHoiiy st.itt-iiiw tin iHriiitt)i 111 t.h'nt Wtlr, fn htt ttltiitlhlllitlt lin Nft'i hi iitrtti i'rittitnt hi (tin mlrnir, he twing mp -I iwriv ir mr. rMuui u, ir tin milt, tinMtitetlt hrf miliar, . (t'irittHui Httd m 'mil with h llhitM --si iimntiiitiiitn. H iihik 1 -.Uph'lt t.f ihc imrty. htirlhs: Hip mUm th' girl i,iiv p. tt-iin liiitlv tin hi'r tut 111. It ilfe'etiMlitt- lit nmiif hi-r tt(HuitiiilHiMH, Inil u . u Hi-itltiK Hi (In iimii nihil lift Itnd" Htm Mit imin hiu hoeii lu lht tlrwtt.1 ivitlml itfixif naiiitit imiint. Mint tliul ttip Hrly or MUr ti 4ii'Watru ( ra turtt, hi umiglittT K.lmt. MIm Hriiwu.w i i rriirtaiH, mi, 1 ir, hi hi mi ihh-miv h nui till WiM riiirv-aunluti str.nl, Thi'ir Mitmt tii -.It HMitiniPil (a hitltf Mtint ttHn(, KiIiin tttll hoi tmiifr ihm -lit lm(M lr, mhImiii mul ! jtH'tUti hi (W-t,ii in 1I1 hniun, tmi Mr. nwrMetury in hlni, Wntwin tHMia In mmtlr HltliltitoViir pill.u, uiht U truuiltMl Willi Mi nrowii ui a wcrel iiiiitMA't. , 1 1 m net pit ut him, Ktl' A pttys mi iivt vlutiu m itlitht, A ttiiiiith lnlr MruhtUI roKiitst Waiwiii hi hvpuout1 MlMoUioii iv inruiiR nr Hip ukrti lt HSkl' III the Hir N itfn'ttt Im iilr (hi iliH'tm it Hip rritrlv -ciuhi U tiwt (Ul, lull ui.il full in t1iiUilti iwriY ha a oinvnl. "Hip m tluv I ll'ltlltll WlllttMtt 4 .Hat Hi I III fll MthttlJt ft Or. Itrtialmw, Hint ttaHN MiMtfKrliig thrvHis 4iiit nr w hi mit. ur t.nsiistf , I'lUrTKBl. Hy MnJ, Alltn i rttlhonn.- I'.hu Ui'sly. a tM-tlv omII Ml lltmahn.r iiiiiittitttii ny in mi ut iw r, Wt-n uik lug to a wtmmn un l.'uhiu BuuMr. Hr limit m iU th wtuuMU tit UMtrtllMsi hauMHin hhimhI Mvpiioi HeitafiMll lihr tttHs Mini Irll thr vimiijt nrtM llmi h 1m to (tit wir of IImiist lUrttiiMii, wht mu ruin tilm, Ho hiiplurrM tiuttonio itiMrry tit UMiiMtrs iuiiiiirr mnl tli tie) MMvtt hint. Ilniry urtitniM mo untly Ui Uu mi, Mtwnwtillr tin ITttwItinU hntr movihI turUivr uitutwtt. Miin tiMlrril uf lir WNtw.it iiu'ffetM'M, itnU Ilimlh pttt KMut up 'r tlullll HOdMMItfl DTIrMlM Hilt! If'M.Wi T tut tHIR Whit writing mii ivrrlluiiiPiil In t'tif World ortht a niMii tukp Iter id rml hu ntlvfru nii'hl t -iH ti It 1 Rtled iirmily, Theakt viTtipinrni tfir a l m Id vlollnUt. riiirKM 4 - Mr AImii lMlt.-llrnihHt In ( 1116 iMMtlllitW fllgHte-d I'l IrTHM llMtlHIMIl, oiMMliiii A niMrlyr u( hlMmi'lf, m ht tertns II, MIm tinri Mil Mm A Mr-. Hinilh fur a rm imnlim Tap MMUI ntHa I'nrt tiny whni I.miu U inil. ntul tlniU tiann Ih rt it.r a hrtHM'ti ttm iMlmti; it portrait nf I'l. Waiai.u, U wa- tr hr prpir(y itint llud It lu IIi'IinIimII iirtini i.xiM(uitiiui fallow, mimI llcnliuil h'AriiltiAl lt' VVdtatii iiMn Mntiih r hua. hMiid; thttl his tinniv H t'nrll and llml hr h topiti'iut. lift hu itmiirrtn alittw. IriiRhMW lrliit rvtioMg thr uuiuhfr, Up ttlMauil"tu'd huwiftttw" iiioiiih Miirr niArrt Mtt, Mini bIii Iimm aint-fi (mvii anklHt hlni ftr i llK. Ora, Mlllllll Milt! llMlhhtlll MttlPtf lo loin forif: ami Pttneaw thr vltlHiti, V.-TWO ON A T1UII By WILLIAM T. HOWE, AuittaJ kj ABE HUMMEL Illuitrated hj A. B, BII0LTZ. (fprrlut All Mhu rawrwt Vy dl la Dt. Henthaw, aiu'd ItT ax. claimeil llerr Hlcinuii'll a he laid bia great hand on thn hotililer of a man walking rtipldly pant him on lower Droadway. "Vera Imf you pin all dil timer Hiif vott your old frenti forgotr The doctor wa in anything but au antlabhi frniue of mind when hli meili tatioua with tuldcnly rut ilmrt by tnii tuupimrttiiie rm-ognltiun by an old ac qiiaintaiii'e. With a ilixp frown on hii brow he lilti-d hi plim-lng eye toHtoin nietx'a face and curtly n-tunl Lha grvnting. The Ciurmnu pulliil him nut of th way of the crowd to the edge of the onrlwtone and plied him with iuetiona. Wa he atill lecturliig? What wai he doing in New York? Where hiul he been bnrieil out of eight for o long!1 Hn replied that he had lettled down to practice hi (rrofeaaion in New Or- lean, and had had no opportunity to meet hla former acunalntancua. He waa ipendlng a few ilay In the city to trana- aot hiiHituiM of the utmoat Importance, and he waa then on hi way to keep an appointment that he could not delay, a It wa already getting late. Bo," wild Hnrr Htolumeta, "bud you lutiat g'me und aee me. My gouxin llninrich Nnulwrgnr, your olt manager, here and he will vant to talk vtd you vile yon tay hi New York. Oin't yon gome to-nldii?" I think I can, returned the doctor, who wm shifting aronud auxlotiily, and evidently diwired to make the luturvlew a ihort ai poaaible. Ue wai perfectly willing to promlae to tee hli former mangtr, but if there waa any one man ho hail particular rcnaon to avoid, that mau wa Holnrich Neutxirgnr. "You mtiHt gome to my goncert," con tinued Hcrr HteiumeU. "Id vlll ba grunt. I baf dbigofonid a new Camilla Umo, a greader blayer dan Mntom Uno evur. Hhe vill make her deput to-nide at 8telnway hall. You are a mtuiclan: j you muHt hear her." Putting tho prolTorcd compllmontary ticket Into hi pockot the dootor, to end n, !..., ...1,1 ..i.i v... ..i v .. ried through the Bret door he noticed.! 171 1 through the Schormerborn bnilding to, Wall street and then down paat the lub- treasury and tho custom bouse to the Hanover square station of the elevated railroad. Henry HonHhull, who had boen down town to see hii father, happened to be riding on tho mime train a the doctor, but ho was so deeply engrossed in hi thoughU that he did not notice the for mer hiiHbund of hi fiuncoe'l companion ua he passed through the car looking for a sent. Tilt) young artist wa downhearted, and at the train sped up town he won dered what to do with himself to while away the evening. tie UfM hU pivrotna tye to Stulnmeir'i fool, He did not cure to go to his club, he hod no reason to go home and he bad told Mia Hartman not to expect him until Saturday. Whon the iruard veiled j "Fourteenth street" he suddenly deter mined to leave the train and take a table (lTiula dlnnar atonaoT the itaHaii raa. tauranta In that Durttou of the city. Aftnr hit maal he enjoyod a jimkI clar, and then itartad to walk Inlauraly ovnr tttwanl Union thiuara, aluntf the north atiiln of Pourtneoth ttrwnt. IJefora ha hail taken many itapt hie artiatlo ya waa attrai'tatl by Uie wall ruumlvd tgutn of a gtrl jiint ahead of him, who oarrtrd a leather nittaio Mil In her band. Thera waa umiKtliliiK familiar In hnrapiwar atioe, and ha quickened hli piu'e to (f"t a ItetUir liaik at her, ; Thn nait mnuient ha knew that aha waa Die Ideal with whom bit bralu had Innid filled liner ba Brat t aught a Klimw of her In the Wagner car. Uli Bret tuijmlae waa to lift hla hat and addrea her, but ha restrained htmaelf, knowtnic that alia would andnulitmlly ra annt hi ltnirtlneuiw. Ha reaolved to Bud out whnra alie went, however, and permitted her to p't eeveral feet In advaniM, but not very far, aa ha feared to te light uf Imr In the crowd that wai httrryiuv aluntf the thoroughfare toward the plai-ea of ainuno- inent. Aa the girl reached the corner of Irving placa aha caine tudiUitdy faua to raoa with a man lu whom Uvuehall urn ognlaed the younger of the two men who bad imm traveling with her on the New York Centra! railroad. Hhe looked down and trli'd to paaa him. "I am very glad to meet you tlma un riei:tilly, Muat Crawford," aairaatically reutarkeil the dortor, detaining her with bia band. "Let me got I have nothing to aay to you," ahe exclaimed, looking up at him apiieahtigly and ahiinkiiig from bit graep. For a moment ilmuhall itoixl irrvao Into. He law that the girl wiahed to ea- raa from the man, who anemed di'tw- mined nut to li't her go: but h ooutd not tell what their rvktiimn had bean or how hil inliirforeiire would ba taken. Again be heard her plead to ba let alone, and alia turned her eym toward him aa If to appeal for help, fie law that great, dewy team were iteallng out opon her long eyelaaliei, and he hnaitatixi no lunger, "What do you mean, lir, by Intuiting an unpnitiH.'ted laity!" he cried, jumping forward and giviug the doctor a above with iuch violence aa to nearly throw blut over the Iron finre around the Academy of Muaic. He puthed forward tn front of the girl, who Immediately left, and he ihuok till But in the face of her Aaloulnued ariitalntatice, You diwrve to be thraahml within an Inch of your life, ha continued "attd I fool very much inclined tu give you a aevere chaatiaement to teach you better manner." "Come, gel away from here, I will Dot itajul any mora of thl uonaeiue,"rn- turnetl the phyaician. "I thai I call i policeman If you tntorfcro with me." "I ahall not allow any one to tnault i lady tu my preaemw," Raid thn artiet, who felt that he bad to offer aoma juali Bcation for hi conduct to Ui throng that hail already colli-td aMuud them "Thin I ridlruluuit 1 apuke to an old friend of mine, wa the final reply vouchaafed to the girt'i champion, who allowed blmaelf to ba put aalde aa the furiim doctor moved away. Henhall followed, thinking that he might again have the nnmirtunity of itepping between hit ideal and one from whom the wai evidently anxiotti to a' capa. He waa crowing Irving plara when a carnage drove paat Ha recognlied It luituediataly aa Edward Hiirtiuan'i. lie hoped that the occupant would not no tice bltn, but he wa diiwmmlnUil. He waa walking ahead when he heard a fa miliar voire railing hi name. He turned and aaw Mr. Hartman beckonmgtohim. The carriage had itopped In front of the academy and the bauker and hi tlaugh tar were alighting. "Lena thought aha would like to goto the theatre thi evening," wild Mr. Dartman, after thaktng hand with him, "no, aa ahe never aaw 'The Old Home tead,' I have brought her here. I have a box, and I want you to come In with n, unle you hava aoma apodal en gagement." "I want to friend," laid Hen hall. "You can go out between the acta and o him. I may want to mo a man mvaelf, and I know that Lena will ex cttao ui, ' tain tne oitnaer wttn a facettou wink to the young man. The artist came to the concluiion that tho young lndy, in whom he full a much mora lively tiitcrtnit than he did in Limit Hiirtmnn, had probably gone too fur for t bim to overtake her, and o he allowed hi fkncoo to pernade him to enter the acudimiy. "I reully have aomobuainoHi on hand, though, he remarked, "and I ahall be obliged to leave before the end of thn performance." lie had men LVmnan Thompton'i piny ouroro, anil he wai far too much en groHMeil In hii own thonghti to take any tutertmt In the quiot initio icene on the lUlgl). In the meantime Dr. Wataon, a the evil eyed oue choae to ityle himielf for h ,t'mf i' ' Rone long Four- laanl h aituui Hal iiiliilrlu aa I - . . ) I " --- -t'j ..m when be reached Union niuare he looked around in the vain hope that he might catch light of Minn Crawford. Hhe had diutppoarad, and he did not know which way to turn, People mrged aronnd In every direction, and he knew that if the girl had tried to eicnpe mho might have taken a horse car, ai long n the had reached the corner ahead of him. "Curie the luck," he muttered; "if It hadn't been for that young idiot on the block above I should have had her in aafe keeping before now." He went over to the Morton House oafe, eat down at one of the tables and ordered a gloss of abalnthe. "I thought I hod time to catch bur again before the reached Union iqunrfl," he muted. "I wonder if she really walked that whole block. She couldn't have taken one of the green croai own can, ai I did not notice any pas tnere. Let'i tea, where could the have gotitf Not to any of the plocei on the south aide of the street, that's very lure, She might have entered Steinway hall. By jove he must have done it." Thii idea impressed him a being very good, and he told the waiter to bring him tome more absinthe.' Aa he tipped the liqueur hit mind waa active. "Of course that old fool Btoinmeti I bringing out a new fiddler, and the would naturally want to attend the con cert. Supposing no, it it not possible yet, it la, though she might have1 ought work there herself. 1 do not (now but that ahe is the new Camilla i UrtQhewlf. I'll flfui out," Ha did not dream of going to the hal) himself and leeing hii old friend Stein- metal and Neuberger. He left the cafe, ind m Hint linnht .n U,m,n ana as a nrst move nought an fcvoning World from a newsboy and turned Im. It irom newsuoy and turned lm- 'l mediately to the amuaoment column, ' whore he mw the announcement that Mlaa Lunik Neville, a talented young artiste, wotiiu make imr nret public p- pearance In the United Kuu-a. "Loul. Neville may ba Edna Lewi.." ha thought. "It I. not probable that .lie would appear under her own nam or undi-r the aliua adopted by her father." ToK'ltle UiiHUeatiou to hi own mil- faction he walk.nl around to 11 nearest fioriet and bought a large bououet. Then tt,.u a blank card be wrote, ' " With ihe .incere regard, of an odl St. Lout, friend who ha. often eujoyeil In private the aceompluhmuitu U.at the public are now given an opportunity to applaud. Euwm HT. LxoNaIUi " , i , . , . , ,, llainatructed. young man to deliver the flower. m Mi Nev lie off the ..age. .ml to lay w : ha had beam aant by Mr. Mt. Ijaonard. Fifteen mlnutea later tb WbL. I h.mia.1 h. tb. it i.. -...I ... ..:T7....T ... J" J' ' " w uuu ,or "I am glad to have that much wttled. Now t ran lay my haml on Edna," thought Dr. Wataoti. "Tboae lufernul nmimger have hold uf her: that'i tin only trouble. I can't very well take her by force, and I'm afraid It i too late to got the old gentleman down here before thn concert clone. I'll try, though." - - Returning to the Morton bonne h wrota thl lelter: "Mr Drill Mil CitAwrtmp: My effurta have at last been crowned with nice, I hava tlittfovenid your daughter. Hhe is now at bteiuwny hull, and if you will come down here without a moment de lay you may lie able to aee her to-night. Inhaato, O. L. Wathon. Ho procured a nnwenger boy, and by aid of a lllienil tip ancuretl the promlne that the note would ha delivered In uw ehorteet txiaxitile time at Kowenhaveu plm e, near Hixly-ai-veiith atreet. He then iliiliimed hiinavlf near the door of Sleiuway hull to await develop ment. Not long after thii he aaw hi whilom aaaaiiant pan hi in and speak to a friend Hetialiall hail aut through two acta ol "The Old Hoinealuait" by the side of Mis. Hartman, and, believing that be bin done hit full duty to her, be pleaded the engagement he hnd mentioned when be met her and lindi. her good night. In front of Htrinwny hall he met a brother artiat whom he had known for yean. "Outna in here with me," aoid hi friend. "A musician who heard the new violinist ti!y in private yesterday nay ihe i limply a marvel, and that the I bound to create n immense acn-utiou. I bought tickets i intended to come her in time, but w an delayed. 1 boie we have not inlsaed her entirely." Dr. Watson did not low sight of Hen hall until the swinging doors rliwed be hind him, (.Vinllnuiil in" l week.) Thruilnmt the County. tVrrjditle it alamt !o orgaiiiae n lit r- oy ai-ciely. Mr, Fred riiliuliiu'h while crossing li e riilge near Wiu. Comegv on Chrimaa light was violently thrown from his iimp, but not seriously hurt. Severn! fnrtnem in Sprint valley n t pbiiiting nit young orcbarils. The Mellnulists are buldiug a revjv m I'ling lit link drove, mid lh l'resm- t riiiiia nt Zi'iin. S. W. Ualslnn, of Mill Creek, bus re- ocntly ililpprd forly-lliree U ef cattle tuni VK) mollou to the I'ortliiml maikel. II. M. .lP.ary, ot Un llrove, wns null v hurl by fulling throiiiih Ins burn oft the o her diiv, . M. Outline, who live near Dulliu, hi "old to Hill sn.l Yuciim sixty five acre of I'm. I near the home ot li. t Mnmui for SlL'iHI. The piislofllee biisines it t Monmouth l rapidly inorimiiiig, Twt'iily-eiglit new eller lions will he milled lo the oflloo in tlif neiir f ! t in ft . The Maoon io IhiIki. at 1 lliis reeenll. elected the fullowiiig ollioers: A. 11. M.iir, W. M ; .Ins. Mugrii.ler, H. W.j 8 W. Criiler, J, W.j IV. P. Wright. Secre- t.ry; Wm. l null, Trcasiirer; Dnvid Mo- IX.tial.l. Tyler. The good people of liiienn Vista recent planted forty-four mnplo lind bnlni tree in Ihe school yard. The HueuH Vista pottery, which is tin der the utile miitiiigein. tit of ItliiineSniitli. employe llfteen Mien 'le-ddc the teamster", Tho Methodist church lit Dallas wits eritwih'il nl the llihle iimiiverwiry uieel. lug Kil iday, Deo, SHth. The following ollloeri were eleok'd: J E. Smith, Pres . W. I. lleyunhls, Sec; W. W. Miller. Trea.;M. M. Ellis .1. M. Oimipbell. Wm. Kenny, M. Motrison und F.oliert Howe, executive eominillee. The Dallas O. A. It, buys helil it linu quel in tlmt city, nu Friday evening. Jan. '2n. I. School will open in the Now Academy building nt Dullas, Monday, Jan, 5lh, Tb" following oflioerH were installed nl the Dallas Orange Ins' FriiU i Mnsier, Jiiuio Simoiiton; ov rteer, J. A, Denip sey; lecturnr, Jnntes Clow; steward, M.F Peroival; i hiipliiin, W. W. Mil'erjtrens urer, W. 0. Iiriiwn; Heoretury, V. S Ffink; gate keeper, O. VV, Mcliee; iisKit am steward M. Mornsuii; Potuou i, Mrs, Alice Diuiips"); Flnni, Mrs, ,1ns. Sininii ion; Cores, itlis, Mury Rriiltiwidi; lady no islnnt Hlewiiiil, Aiis, M l) itii-lieit. Clin. Neb II, ot Oniuile Hoiide, re oenlly slew a huge cougiir. Hmi. MoMinn Dodson, of Suit Creek.. i.t'liihrateil Clirisltiin.1 by giving a social festival ill his remileucn vvilh n few in vllml guests present, This ih nn old fiish loneil wav of celebrating Christum lion day. nml very good wny it is, too. Dul Int. bus expended 91"3,7(ll in ilu provemeuts during the year jiiHl clnaed Exoltotnent Hn.ua high at Hie drug stores In fhii pliice over System lluililcr us everybody in using it for oaliirrli, ot hIuiuiicIi, dys- pepHiii, oiinsiipiitioii unit iuipuie blood, mid to build up the system it oertwnn ho well uf wimdnrful merit when nil npank i V" 1 Holmaa Builneia College ""'" ,hl IcaillilK pen man of the coast, ha " become a partner in tiiismtiuHii and win niH .e imn UiMlueHt College. Hend for , lim Jttt'"'" - I CAITU1UNG AN KAUL , . . ... , , . , ' .'J , W.?,"T M.?JB'ln,, to 7, w k "V .iVT ,0" U' 'kBh irrivedt xh?hMr d A,n,y "r trWtuUr lnin the .If 1 t . i i. - ,,w ..T ?hh W"i J.'1 ' .UM k u ";"il f tlw IWUth wWUty." . !"w ''" u? k,,ow'1 '"'f "f , 1 'l'!'cn..d U, it. theptart- f'T '"' . -nd with my 77. "'.' ' T l'" 7 r' H ,'U", f0 Ho I went right over t- the hotel and fmmd tlmt , WM Ue J plnU,l out the young man to me. Oh, i,llUJn, iauch an elegant young i .n,,.,. , , , , J ,r "! ..' '.!" "M'M yn only llnd In the cnrtoeily I -Hut I've got mora to Ull you, Ma- ..1.1m I'.... ...... 1 . . i :. I .ikio. . to iui.iji.Kvii v vei an invita' tlon from tho landlady to come over and take tea, o tlmt we uhull be introduced to him. Only think of that! And if only think - he should take a fancy to you. ami, .Mntililu, toougli I ought not to aay it, yon are very pretty just the very picture of what I wa at stmr age aa 1 .wa laying, I don't think It at al) improbable, at eot,t impossible, that you ahoold attract hi attention, and think what a fine thing it would lie if you inoiiui liirnme a connica. Mrs. Jt-nkin paused to take breath after this long and rather loosely jointed H.ech to leu what effect It wonld have liK)U her ilimghler. The bitter hevumi ijuilc as much aff.irtfd an she could wish, fche wns like her mother, not only in ronn, out tu mind, and ber mother' words bad stirred her ambition. "La. how line that would be!" the ex claimed. "1 guiiw Lllen llawkin would not show her air any more. The mean crenl urc, I wouldn't take any notice of her, except jwt to tiivite her to the wed ding, so that Min might have a chance to envy my good luck," "Very true." said ber mother npprov tngiy, out you know a good deal mui' ! done U-fore this can bo a.-comulislii'd. Yon must endeavor to look your pret tiest lo-nijjht. o a to produce au uu pn-seion upiu tho voung man, if poasi ble. 1 think you had bettor wear your grii'ii tie lame. "o, muiumn; that doesn't become me. 1 shall wear my plum colored silk and you must lend mo your gold chain "Uul," suid Mrs. Jenkim reluctantly "1 was goiti;,' to wnir that myself. 1 don't see." said ber daughter, tose lug her head, "that it is of much conse quence now you look, l prtMiimo you don t expect the young lord will marry you. Hut it 1 very important how 1 look. If 1 can't go looking decent I won't go at all. Of course all the Indira In Lngluinl have gold and jewel to w .ar, ami I know he won't aay a word to me unless 1 have aomething of the sort. "Perhnp you ought. Matilda," aid ber mother. "1 am sure it i mr sole aim in life to promoto your bticcees, and if I could only live to aee you the wife of nn carl I should die in eace." Notwithstanding the apparent disi terwteilm-h of this remark it is proba ble that unles Mrs. Jenkini expected to hare in the prosperity of her daughter she wonld have wired considerably less lor her alliance with the nobility. 1 hat was a busy day for Mr. Jeukins and her daughter. It took them nn to the very moment of their departure to arraugo their toilet. At length, resplend ent with the beet their wardrobe could furnish, they went over to the hotel. It may lw rvumrked, by the way, that Mrs. ukins, with the cunning natural to uch an admirable manager, had not whiKard n word of ber ulterior designs to tho landlady, hhe even cautioned her daughter not to address the noble man by his title in the hearing of any one else. Six o'clock found them seated ut the hob l tablo. It so clinncHl thut Earl Spencer waa tho only guost (tho reador must remember that it wan a smull coun try inn), and accordingly Mrs. Jenkini and her duughter hud the distinguished atroiigcr quite to themwlvee. It suited Mrs. Jenkins to appear quite ignorant of tho earl station even of his national ity, miles he should himself reveal It. It would have boon somewhat difficult to derido wherein bay tho mark of high birth which lire. Jcukina professed to nml tn the stranger. Ho looked much more into a mini rate ciors. tio wore a Cash waistcoat, nn extensive cravat and gorgi' iis watch chain which might have boon gold, but looked more like the showy articles which remind one of the old proverb that "all Is not gold that glitters." Hut Mrs. Jenkins waa not a woman of great discernment. She snw uothing but what might bo expected of an earl, and murmured In the ear of Matilda that his appearance wns very distingue by the way, she pronounced the word in a wav of her own. Mutildu nodded assent to her mother' remark, Hiul begun to play off her airs and graces upon tho distinguished gon tloiuun. ller delight was great to find that sho was creating un impression. The earl listened to her very a'-tontivoly, und even condescended to exchange a littlo playful badinage, I should judge, said Mrs. Jenkins at length, "that you were not an Ameri can, lucre is something about you which makes me think you an English man?" "You are right, nir'am," anid the eorl, I nm from England," "May I iuk if you have been long in our country?" Mrs. Jenkins hardly knew whether to say sir or not, but filially decided not to do so. "Only a few months," was the reply. "A fow months," thought she. "Then he muBt certainly be traveling Incog,, or wo should have hoard of hi being bore by tho papers." Whon they were ready to depart the managing lady turned to the English man and said: 'I should be very happy Indeed to tee you ax our nouse to tea to-morrow even ing, if yon have no other engagement. I have always had a very high idea of the English, and am glad to have an oppor tunity to show it." "Thank ion, ma'am, the earl replied with alacrity. "I will certainly call, At what time do yon sup?" "At whatever hour will prove most convenient to, you," ply, ' ninjtea wft'ftm Etappoee w'e name it was wio gracious re- you are very kind. Q then," "Thank vou. my I mean sir. Wa ahall look forward with great pleasure w r lou""S; "Those people are extraordinary no- lu. thought the voung man after their . , departure, at be tat in bit room imoRcg a cigar. "I really think they have taken quite a fancy to me. My good look, I think it rouat be, for I haven't a tingle recommendation Mde on earth. Well, If I find the girl haa money 1 may im prove my advantage and offer myaelf in matrimony. Money wonld be very ac ceptable just at preterit," Had Mm. Jenkini beard thi lolfloqoy he would probably hava come to the conclusion that there waa aomething wrong about her adculaUona, bat fort unately for onr hero thl wa not Um cane. It will bo roadllv Imagined that Mr. Jenkini exerted hor culinary tlrill to the ! ntmoit In preparing for ber lUnitiion gu.-st At be aw the numeroo d&intie pread oot before bim he felt a glow of joy pervade hi frame, and determined on the apot to lay siege to the heart of aintUiia. The reader will easily Imagine that hit ail vane were readily met by the young lady, who waa quite enraptured by tha conquest which the had achieved over the heart of an earL Nor wai her mo ther leu gratified. The good lady held her bead higher than ever, and ipeedily anticipated tbe time when, at mother-in-law of an earl, the would take pre cedence of all who had hitherto ventured to look down upon her. "You know, Matilda," aba taid, "that when you are a count I ahall of course be dowager conntmt or connteat dowa ger, I really don't know which. I wish I could find somewhere a book of the Dritiah peerage; then I could find oat without any trouble." She thought of going to the bookseller and asking him to tend for the book, bnt on tecond thought decided that it would be moat prudent not to run any inch riak of re vealing ber aspiration, even if aht were obliged to remain in ignorance a little while longer. One point, however, puzzled her a little. Notwithstanding tbe very in timate term of the earl with ber family he never ventured any allusion to hi rank or hi English estate or the amount of hi income,' which Mr. Jenkini would have been very glad to learn. "But I suppose, Matilda," abe re marked to ber daughter, "that he it de termined to remain inoog. to at to make sure that you marry him for himself alone. I have read of inch case in sto rk, but I never expected to have any thing bke it in my own family. Really think it I quite romantic On the whole I guest it would be best to say nothing about it until yon are fairly married." M.i ti Ida acted upon ber mother's orn- dent advice, and although her curioaity was as itrong a her parent'! the care fully guarded against betraying it to the aarl At I t one memorable day ahe bunt Into her mother'! room with a triumph ant glow on her face. Has he proposed?" exclaimed Mrs. Jenkini in great agitation. "Yea, mother," waa the reply of the overjoyed Matilda. "He told me that he loved me to distraction. " "I congratulate you, connteat that b to be," said her mother. "By the way. did he lay anything about his rank?" "Not a word, mother. "I am not at all tnrpriaed. Be sure then that you don't give him a hint that you know anything about it How much we shall enjoy going to England!" "We!" repeated Matilda, "Surely you don't propose going acroe the Atlantic at your time of life?' "At my time of life!" said Mrs. Jen kins sharply. "Indeed I da I don't mean that you shall have all the enjoy ment. But did the earl fix the day for the marriagel "He left that to me." "Then fix it as toon as possible. Yon must not let him ilip through your fin gers." That day three week the important ceremony took place in Mrs. Jenkins cottage. Scarcely waa it over than that worthy lady, no longer able to restrain herself, addressed her son-in-law: "I trust, my lord, that you will never regret this day." My lord!" repeated her ton-in-law. exhibiting unequivocal surprise. "Certainly yon cannot expect to re main incog any longer?" But I have no claim to the title. ma'am." "Noclaim!" exclaimed the mother and daughter, turning pale, "Are you not an earir "That is only my Chriatian name." "And what is your employment?' asked Mrs. Jenkins on the point of faint tag. I am a house painter, madam, bnt being a little nnwoll was ordered by the doctor to spend a couple of months in the country." I We draw a veil over the scene that en sued. The lofty fabric of pride which Mrs. Jenkins had built up fell to the ground, and her chance of being allied the British nobility seems more re mote than ever. Caroline F. Preston in Boston Globe. The people of western KanVas are aban doning that section of tbe state on account of the drouth. More than 4,000 have left Rooks county alone. For miles over the prairies one can see nothing but ten aiitloss houses and abandoned farm ma chinery A mule which a negro at Memphis was driving touched an iron post to which was tied a telephone wire that had been crossed hy an electrio light wire. The mule fell stunned, and the negro got out to investigate and was in stantly killed. Dr. Shirley of Detroit has a consump tion cure which, although administered by inoculation, like Dr. Koch a does not produce the same effects. It is milder and does not destroy the deceased tissue. Its effect is to change the nutrition of tissue. It is a blood cure. The Interior deportment says: Here after any settler who' ha cleared five acres of timber land to that it it fit for agricultural purpose can claim all that the law allows as agrioultnral land, and instead of requiring a thick population the presence of three settler who have complied with the law in each town ship will give the state the right to select its land. In the village of Waterheim, Germany, a peculiar case of religions freniy has been devoloped. Barbara Pfister, 33 years of age, horribly mutilated herself and appeared before a large number of people who had assembled at her home for a religious ceremony. She wa ghastly in appearance. The police with drawn swords had to cut their way through a crowd of peasants to reach the woman to arrest her. She claimed that 8li6 with her wound was a wonder ful example of the crucifixion of Christ fi: ava aaa pa Buy your tlekeM East of Oill k. c. iwii.n.i. i..i r"1B nu" favori gruuted. Cull at the v est aiua omee, BRIEF MENTION. W. U. tiimpaon, chief justice of tht upreme court of South Carolina, 1 dead. The Chickaaaw have tent to Wash ington a list of 00,000 intruder upon their land. The lupreme conrt of Michigan hat eatabliihed tbe validity of the graded railway fare act. A farmer in Mahaska, la., found a olid gold nugget on hi farm that weighed seventy ounce. Christ Knieltng, a Dayton, 0.. tailor. put 3,000 in a cigar box and buried it for safety, and tomeone stole it A fight in a negro church at Oxmoor, Ala., resulted in one death, two fatally wounded and several slightly injured. A Venezuela man at New York said that grain wa rotting in that country for the want of laborer to harvest it. A fruit grower at Brocton, N. Y., ha picked nearly 1,800 pounds of grape from half an acre of ground thii year. Lorin Fletcher of Minneapolit haa just told for 1134,000 a corner lot in that city which cost him $3,500 twenty yean ago. Although Cuba haa offered f 10,000 for the bandit, Manuel Garcia, dead or alive, he continue to hold undisputed iway of hii territory. The Lexington Transcript wantt Ken tucky to appropriate $1,500,000 for a dis play of tbe resources and product of the date tt the world' fair. George R. Sim, the Chicago attorney, who advertised in Western papento get a decree of divorce for $50, has been sen tenced to the penitentiary. . A movement hat been begun in New York to have the municipal election in that city on a separate day from the tato election about a month thereafter. Mist Patrice Whitbeck, an actress, has begun a rait at Chicago against A. F, Blakeslee, a young board of trade man, for $'JO,000 for breach of prornise. At Scranton. Pa, a jury was kept out for a week by the obstinacy of one man, and at tbe end of that time the counsel agreed to accept the verdict of eleven men. At Pittsburg an electrio car and a cable car collided with terrific force. Both car were filled with pastenger and a panic ensued. One man was killed. A test of steel at the Carpenter Work at Reading, Pa,, was made. A 1-inch bar broke on a strain of 233,833 pounds, 20,000 pounds in excess of any record known. An Indianapolis paper assert that the new reaper and binder trust will soon discharge several thousand men from tbe factories and offices throughout the country. The decennial census of Anstro-Hun-gary is taken in one day on the last of the year and in two days following the schedule must be in the hands of the authorities. Very Rev. Benedict Murname, C P., (provincial) of St Michael' Passionist monastery at Hoboken, N. J., and head of that order in the United States, died at Dunkirk, N. Y. Laguerre, one of Boulonger't leaders, said in the chamber of deputies that Boulanger was dead politically, and the i sooner that fact was recognized the bet ter it would be for France. An Albany letter to the New York Tribune says that Governor Hill has ap parently decided to transfer the office of senator to Smith M. Weed and run for governor again next fall. The muster rolls show that 21.000 Union veterans died last year. In few years death will relieve the burden of pension. From year to rear the ex toldien. will go wore rapidly. No less then a dozen state, says the Detroit Free Press, are making ready to follow in the footsteps of Minnesota and enact a law to close the tipper berths of sleeping cars when not occupied. There were 408 Italians landed in New York by the HindoosUn, and they will all be returned. They are, simply- the lazzaroni of Italy. There not one box of clothing in the whole party. The steamer Liscard of London, from New York for Lisbon, with 80,000 bush els of wheat, put in at Boston in distress with her engines broken down, lifeboat gone, decks swept and twenty-one inches of water in her hold. Hannibal, Mo., has a married men's club, the object of which is to induce married men to spend their evenings at home. A druggest is president, a doctor is secretary, and they meet about every night in the drug store of the president. Senator Paddock of .Nebraska was in earnest when he warned the senate that he would move to lay the elections bill aside. He has again warred his party to pass the bill or lay it aside. The hundreds of patient and attend ants at the Cook County hospital, Chi cago, were given a decided scare by a fire tliat started in the drying room and threatened the entire building. The house of Samuel Malone at Hoi den, Mo., was burned. Malone and his brother-in-law, John Hicks, perished. Foul play is suspected, as Malone kept considerable money in the house. The Vienna mother of pearl workers, who were thrown out of work by the McKinley bill, are desperate. They held a meeting and demanded work or bread from the authorities. Thirty of them were arrested. Two medical students at Ann Arbor, Frank E. Dickenson of Dubuque, la., and Minne Brundage of Long Island, left for the mill pond to skate. They did not return and a searching party found their bodies under the ice. Three Kane brothers went into Hinck lay, and after getting drunk proceeded to make trouble. Marshal'Booth arrest ed them but two of them escaped and set upon him. He shot and killed both of them. The men were tough char acters. A St. Petersburg dispatch says that a Jewish woman whose house was about to be sold hy the authorities to meet fines imposed hy reason of her son's avoidance of conscription, in her despair lay down in the kitchen fire and allowed herself to be burned to death. A peculiar and fatal accident occurred, at New York. An unknown elderly woman slipped and fell to the sidewalk. When picked up she was dead. An ex amination disclosed the fact that a long hat pin had beon driven into her brain when her head Btruck the sidewalk. Mrs. Francis-Bnrke-Roche, daughter of Frank Work, the well known broker and turfman of New York, has been granted an absolute divorce from her husband, the Hon. James Burke-Roche, at Baltimore, Mrs Roche sued on the ground of non-support. She tired of unpporting him for the privilege of liv. tag with him.