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TIIU KANSAS CITY JOURNAL. SUXDAY, MAttOlt 10, ).
A BLAGK JfOLFS LAIR,
St.AYlXtl Of A IIAMlSOMK ANtl ltAIll:
An Anltnnl So My That nn (lid Trnpprr
Hnil Never Seen lint Two Sped-
men t'rrnch Ciiiiidlnn" Thought
It Was tlio Devil.
"In my hunting nml trapping of flftj.
yoara I've soon two black wolves," mid
old Louis lientlook, the guide, to a cor
respondent of tho New York Sun. Ho
wns sitting in tho camp on the Clunntson
in Colorado, nnd tho distant howling of
a Umber wolf suggested the topic. "Tho
Irst one I saw had been plzonod by two
hunters who lind n winter camp on the
shore of Deep lake, nt the hcadwatora of
the Mississippi. In p'lnt of fact, It
wasn't the wolf himself I saw, but his
skin, nnd It was n clouded grny rather
than black. They'd never seen anything
lllto It more than I hnd, but I offered 'cm
S20, four bars of lead nnd a pound of pow
der for It, nnd Kot It. I sold It for GO
nt Stillwater tho next week.
"Tho black wolf's a rare animal, and
many nn old hunter has never run
across one In his lifetime. Others have
seen 'em, hut could never get a shot at
one, for alt are agreed that It's one of
tho shyest and cunnlnirlst critters that
range tho wilds. It's about the same
size ami build of a gray timber w!f,
but Is cleaner shaped, with thicker nnd
liner fitf. It keeps to tho timber nnd al
ways dens In a black growth, they say,
nntl I've hcerd Hint It never goe3 with
other wolves. I reckon they're what
you call a freak of nntur', like a black
fox or a white deer, for some hunters
tell of having soon a black cub In a lIHor
where all the other young wolves were
gray. All I have to nay about the black
wolf Is that It's a mysterious animal,
nnd th6 most I've hcerd about It agrees
with tho things I've seen.
"T'other blnck wolf of the two I've
named I killed forty yearn ago up In the
W00d3 north of Mackinaw. 1 had lines
of traps set nlong two or three little
streams that find their way Into tho
great Inkc, nnd was having pretty fnlr
luck, because the Indians for some su
perstitious reason wouldn't hunt In that
quarter nnd never went nenr It If they
could help It. It was a black timber
growth, with a good deal of hemlock
and tamarack and some of tho finest
pine trees a man ever sot eyes on. A
lumber outfit was cutting timber a mile
or so off from tho end of one lino of my
traps, and I used onco In awhile to toko
em a haunch of venison to swap for
flour and pork. There were some French
Canadians In tho gang, and going there
ono day I found 'em nil upset because
one of tho Frenchmen said ho had seen
a loupgarou that's their word for tho
devil that they believe comes in the
shape of a wolf, seeking whom ho may
devour nnd they were all for leaving
the camp in n body. The foreman nnd
the other Americans laughed 'cm partly
out of the idea, and they kept on at
work, but after that they were always
fancying a black wolf In everything they
paw, and couldn't be got to stay out
doors a minute nfter sundown.
"A week or two later 1 was at tho
timber camp for dinner, and tho fore
man stayed behind to say (something to
me after the men had gone back to
work. The cook went out to split some
wood and then he said:
" 'I can't keen my Frenchmen much
longer If this thing goes on. They've got
this fool scare about a loupgarou nnd
I'm only holding on to 'em day by day.
But there Is a black wolf round here,
for I've seen him. If you'll kill him you
can take up freo quarters with us as
long as you like, or I'll stake you with
a month's provisions for your own camp.'
"I told him I'd see what I could do,
and that afternoon I put on my snow
shoes and went out to tnko a look
J ocijund. Each time the wolf hnd been
yoporieu ii ueu un iu nit; uui in ui uiu
road they hauled the logs over, so I
took that direction. Thero was three
feet of snow In the woods, with a good
crust on It that would soften up a
little at noonday, but was frozen too
hard at night for a soft-footed animal
walking over It to leave tracks. At
last I came across some old wolf tracks
made before tho crust had hardened
nnd followed 'em a inilo or moro till
they led among the torn-up trees of a
big windfall that stopped mo. On my
way back to camp I struck more old
tracks, and, following 'em up in their
windings, I found that they likewise
led to tho windfall, entering It nbout
the same place that tho others did. Then
I started back for tho timber camp, for
tho sky had become overcast and the
dusk was falling early.
"Half way to tho camp one of my
nnowshoe lashings became loose, nnd I
ntopped to tighten It. Just as I was
going to take my course ngaln I heard
the sound of an nnlmal moving In the
underbrush some way off. Iiy the direc
tion It was taking the beast would cross
an' open ridge 100 yards to my right, nnd
I waited to see what It was a stirring.
Tho thing went along, stopping onco or
twice as If to listen, and I reckon It
was nbout flvo minutes In getting to tho
ridge, but It came In sight at last. 'When
It did my heart Jumped to my mouth.
The last light in the sky lit up that
open space as across it trotted a big
wolf, and ho was black as Ink.
"That was enough to set mo on fire,
nnd I allowed that I'd havo that wolf's
Ekin If it took the rest of tho winter to
get It. Thero was nothing moro to bo
dono nbout It that night. I slept at the
camp, waiting for what the morrow
might bring forth. Tho next morning
three Inches of light snow had fallen. I
was out early to look around before tho
imn were astir, nnd, there, within sev
enty yards of tho door, wore tracks
partly burled where a largo animal had
prowled somo time In the night, half
circling the camp, but not crossing tho
logging road, of which It seemed to tight
"I looked to It that my caps and pow
der were all right, nnd, after break
fast, taking a piece of bread nnd n Bllce
of raw salt pork In my pocket, against
the day's tramp should be a long one, I
started for the windfall. As I hoped I
enmo upon fresh tracks big ones they
were; near tho windfall, and they led
straight to tho placo where tho wolf
tracks that I'd seen tho day beforo en
tered It. I took off my euowshoeB and
followed tho trades nlong a big fallen
tree trunk that slanted upward from tho
ground, with Its top resting upon other
wreckage of tho fall, until 1 came to
the place, two-thirds tho way up to (he
branches, where the nnlmnl had jumped
to a trunk lying level, high above tho
ground, Heyoml this level trunk a gi
gantic uprooted pine, held partly up
right by fallen trees beneath It, rose
above tho windfall, leaning at an angle
of forty-five degrees.
"I was now In the midst of tho mass
of uprooted trees, fallen and twisted to
gether all ways, hut thero was where tha
tracks led, nnd I was bound to follow
them up. 1 struck my snowshoes up
right in tho snow as a guldo for the
lumbermen In case they might come
looking for me, crept up the slnntlng
tree, and, working my way among tho
branches, swung myself down upon the
level trunk. Then I saw that from It
tho beast had leaped upon the trunk of
the great leaning pine the snow that
had lodged on It made it good foothold
and had passed down it to the foot,
where tho tracks wound round tho up
turned rootsout of my view,
"What u treo that great pine was! I
knew that its Immense spread at roots,
matted wth the earth they had brought
up with them when the tree toppled
over, must make the roof of a cavern
that would bo just the place for a wild
beast's lair. I don't mind saying that
I felt Just then I'd rather Investigate
those roots from a safe distance In front
than follow the tracks down the tree
trunk. So, with climbing and crawling,
I got round to where, from a fallen
trunk ten feet above the ground, I
could see a deep opening underneath the
roots of the big pine, and thera the
"I was peering down trying to see
further under the roota when the sound
pi a slight movement in the blackness
caused me to straighten up, nnd as I did
?o my feel slipped from tho log I stood
on, nnd down I enmo kcrwhnelc to tho
ground. I found myself standing stuck
fast In the nnow up to my wntst In
front of that blnck hole, facing n pair
of eyes like balls of lire llamlng from
Its recesses, nnd there was n. savnge
growling that sent chills up my back.
"Tho growling becamo moro threaten
ing whenever 1 moved, If over so little.
To turn my back, or even to do i!o much
ns to try to pull one foot out of tho
.now, would have brought tho savnge
beast upon mo nt once. I must risk n
shot nnd quickly. Sighting between tho
two llery eyes, with my rule's tnuzzlo at
the very cave's mouth, I llred.
"With the crash of the report, which
sent tho Icicles and bits of frozen earth
rnttllng down from tho roof of matted
roots, someth.ng enmo through tho
smoke upon me, striking tho rlllo from
my hands, nnd throwing me over side
wise. At my very ear there was a crash
of teeth like tho springs of a steel trap,
and my shoulder was wrenched hnrd.as
some tierce creature, barely missing my
throat In his maddened spring, struck
the snow beyond me, Inndlng beneath
the tree trunk from which I had slipped,
"So close had been my call that his
thick, sort hair brushed my cheek In
passing." My cont hnd been torn from
my shoulder by sharp tooth, and blood
was running Into my eyes from where a
paw hud grazed my temples, ns I stag
gered up nnd, drawing my hunting knife,
turned na best I could In the deep snow
to meet another n Uncle. So near mo
that I could have reached him with the
knife, a great black wolf was whirling
In his death struggle, snnpplng nt sticks
and twigs nnd at a wound In the breast
from which the spurting blood was red
dening his Jet glossy hair nnd tho snow
about htm. But ho was hurt past all
mischief, nnd his struggles Foon ended.
"I reloaded my rlllo, got my legs free
In tho snow nnd pulled tho wolf out
where I could 'take a fnlr look at him.
A linnilanme nml n. terrible looking nnl
mal he wus ns ho lay stretched at full
length, coal black against tho whlto
snow, his sharp white tooth hnlf bared
ns If life had gono In a last effort to
snnp nnd tear.
"It made the men stare, dumo with
wonder, nnd the Frenchmen shuddered
and crossed themselves when I walked
into camp with that big wolfskin on
my shoulders. I got 5100 for tho skin, by
tho wny, nnd tho foreman stuck to his
word nbout the provisions ho wns to give
me. Tho death of tho black wolf broke
up tho loupgarou scare at that camp,
but tho Frenchmen nftcr that always
looked at me nsknnce and sometimes
spoke to mo under their breath ns a
mysterious man who somehow had got
the best of the devil.'"
MR. HESING WAS WISE,
llo Declined n Nomination for llio Chicago
Blujroralty I'rnnk AVciitcr Gets It.
Chicago, March 0. Frank Wcnter, presi
dent of tho board of directors of tho big
Chicago drainage canal, is the nominee of
tho Democratic party for mayor of Chi
cago. The city convention held to-day
placed him at the head of tho ticket. Iost
inaster HeSlng withdrew from the contest.
Mr. Hosing refused to put an Indorsement
of the administration of the present in
cumbent, Mnyor John T. Hopkins (Demo
crat) In tho platform. This sot Mayor
Hopkins against the Hosing forces.
A letter from tho postmaster refers sar
castically to machine politics nnd machine
methods and Is attracting much attention.
Before tho convention was called to order
to-day Postmaster Hesing Issued a state
ment withdrawing from the race and Cen
ter wns nomlnntcd ny acclamation, in ms
statement Mr. Iloslng somewhat shocked
local politicians by declaring that it was
evident to him that the Democratic mana
gers did not desiro clean politics and that
the party was being manipulated by un
principled gangsters. This he gave as tho
reason for Ills withdrawal.
Other nominations were John C. Cook,
the millionaire brewer, for city treasurer;
William Mangier for city clerk and Georgo
Trude for city attorney.
WHSTUltX INSUKANCi: AOIIN'TS.
Tlio Sleeting In St. Louis Adjourns to Meet
lit Niagara Kills Next September.
St. Louis, Mo., March 0. The Western
Union of Insurance Underwriters held Its
final session to-day and a majority of the
members left for homo to-night. The next
meeting will bo held nt Niagara Falls In
September. A local paper ha3 this to say:
It Is claimed the union has taken no rad
ical action of any kind during tho present
session, and that nothing but harmony has
been the rule. While nothing of a positive
character can be learned, owing to the se
cretlveness of tho members. It Is known
that about twenty members of tho union
failed to attend tho present meeting, and It
ts also stated that there has been a bitter
light at every session of the union, a light
which has not yet teen Its end.
Tho trouble has all grown out of the
cpiestlon of commissions. The mode of
precedure prior to March, '91, was for lo
cal agents to make thoir own terms with
the companies they represented as to com
missions. Bates were the snme, but the commis
sions varied according to the lnlluence and
business capacity of individual agents.
About that time, however, tho Western
Union passed a rule that thereafter com
missions should not bo paid In excess of
15 per cent. St. Loulsans have failed to
live up to It. Several local agents repre
sent both union and non-union companies
and the Western Union, it Is stated, Is now
trying to force local agents either to con
form to tho rule of practice in regard to
IT. per cent commission or to give up their
non-union companies, tho real object of
the resolution being to force the outside
companies into the union.
This question has been argued at the
present session of the union and on It la
based tho light, which is ver- bitter.
Ono feature of the tight has been the dis
covery that several of the companies In tho
union have not themselves lived up to the
commission rule, as they found It would
result In loss of business to them, the
local agents very naturaly turning all tho
business they possibly could Into the non
Martin Collins, of this city, general West
ern agent of a Phlladelphlc company, said
that this meeting had had tho largest at
teii'l.ineo of prominent Insurance otllclals
of any in the history of the association.
Among tha prominent companies not
heretofore identllled with the union, but
which will bo numbered among Its members
In future, are: The Philadelphia Fire, of
Philadelphia, nna tno worm iirmsn anu
Mercantile, of England.
lleneral Manager Washburn, of Now
York, said that there was no ill-feeling
whatever, and that all tho members felt
perfectly satisfied with tho result of this
GHI'.SIIAM IS NOT SO WKl.U
Ills fever Is (Ircnter lint His Condition
Nat Ho Alarming.
Washington. March 0. Secretary Orosh
um was not feeling as well to-night as ho
had been during tho day, nnd the fever
incident to his Illness was somewhat
greater. The diameter of his Indisposition
Is not such, however, but that his physi
cians expect tu bco him out hi a few days.
Mrs. Qrcslinni, who has been 111 Chicago
visiting relatives, will return to tho city
Klorles nf Priit Douglass.
When lecturing oefdva a negro conven
tion In Louisville, Kl'n some years ago he
said that the question of social equality did
not disturb him. "I have never desired,"
said he, "to nssoclato with any man, whlto
or black, unless my company is acceptable,
However. If a white man Is well educated,
clever and respectable, I would Just ns
soon bo caught In his company as In the
company of a negro." Wlillo speaking on
miscegenation another tlmo his eyeglasses
bothered him by sliding from his nose. "I
wish," he broke out, "wo could get up some
sort of an alloy for the negro which would
assure him a noso capable of holding
Cold Wim Coming.
A moderately cold wave Is expected to ar
rive heio by this evening. A drop of ubO'lt
20 deg. Is expected by the weather bureau
olllctals. As the weather has been abnor
mally high during the last two or ihtee
days, the change will probably not bo un
pleasant. Yesterday tno hUlust temper
ature w-as Gl deg. Hence a drop of 20 deg.
would bring the mercury down to but 30 or
49 dec. ,
Merely u Personal .Mailer,
Paris, March 9. The members of tho
Venezuelan legation confirm the report the
French and Belgian ministers at Caracas
have handed in their passports. It Is
claimed tlio matter Is the result of a per.
tonal misunderstanding with the ministers
affected, and that the action of President
Crespo In giving the passports Is not di
rected against the governments represent
ed by the ministers.
SOME LOVES OF DRESSES,
A I'ntipie Inhibition .Vim In Progress
MiidUoti qiinre Harden, New lurk.
New York, March 9. The exhibition of
gowns of every fashion nnd date, ancient
and modern, opened to-night at the Mndl
fon Square garden and will be continued
until the lCth.
The Idea emanated from soma of tho la
dles of the Young Women's christian As
sociation nnd St. James mission. The llrst
exhibition was held a year ngo and proved
an artistic and socltl success.
Arter last year's exhibition the prelectors
Immediately started It anew nnd decided
to mnke the exhibition a feature In Now
York's programme of nntin.il shows,
Tho garden was ruled with a faihlonable
throng nnd Interest In tho exhibition wns
keen, especially In the loan collection of
Napoleonic relics, Imported costumes from
Bussl.i, France, clcrmany nnd other coun
tries. Tiie works of art from tlio Orient
were also much admired.
Of the modern costumes, valued nt many
thousands of dollars, there were trousseaus,
children's wardrobes of beautiful designs
nnd high cont, nnd rare collections of utlks
and satin", velvets nnd lncos.
The stage of tlio garden was devoted to
an hlstnricnl exhibit from the twelfth cen
tury. Thero wns a gorgeous array ' of
Mast Indian goods In tloral design", rare
nerfitti.es and somo magnificent work In
A "Bijou Pastor' situated in the restnn-
rant, wns a noved fenture of the exhibi
tion. Dark-skinned , maidens attired, In
Dutch costumes of the eighteenth century
dispensed light refreshments.
The patronesses aro among the best
known women of Now York, and Include
Mrs. Joseph II, Clioate, -Mrs. IJlllntt F.
Shepherd, Mrs. W. J. SchlefTclen, Mrs. S.
P. Avery, .Mrs. Iilehard Watson (lllder,
Mrs. Augustus St. amnions, Mrs. Ulrhanl
J. Irvln. .Mrs. Hamilton McK. Trombly,
.Mrs. Charles Mcllulelgh. Mrs. Setli Low,
.Mrs. Whltelnw Held, .Mrs. It. Fulton Cut
ting. Mrs. Francis M. Scutt, Mrs, Carroll
Ueckwlth, Mrs. Frank Lazarus, Mrs. Rob
ert Jeffery, Jr.: Mrs. H. Holbrook Curtis,
Mrs. Itlehard M. Hole, Mrs. Sylvanus Heed,
Mrs. Hobert C. Black, .Mrs. Philip Schuy
ler, Miss Amy Townsend, Miss Callendar,
and Miss Blodgett.
tiii:i:i: m.wni: nons.
Ono lVm ii Mfn Shut and tlio Other Two
XVcro I'liiiiiiiin Hunters.
Tho subject for discussion In tho of
fice of tho Tontlno at llrunswlek. Me., ono
evening was dogs. This story was told by
a drummer from Mechanics' Falls:
"Not far from Mechanics' Falls is a lit
tle farming hamlet called Pigeon Hill,"
ho said, "It Is not on the map now, but
It will ba it future residents show half tho
get-there and intelligence lately displayed
by tho shepherd dog owned by Lowell
Foster., Foster Is a farmer. Ho probably,
until lately, wouldn't havo given U for tho
best dog that was ever bred, but he knows
a good pup when ho sees one, and prefers
"About ten days ngo he was nroused
from preoccupation near tho kitchen
stove by a commotion in tho barn, nnd on
going there he found ono of his blooded
cows doing her prettiest to hook the ln
sldo of her calf. Cow and calf wcro In a
roomy pen, and the little fellow wns es
caping punishment as much as possible by
huddling close to tho mother's side. Fos
ter stepped Into the pen to try to quiet tho
infuriated cow, but bo had no more than
got both feet well Inside when she charged
him. He tried to catch her by tho horns
nnd throw her, nn old nnd clover trick
among cattlo owners, But lie was too slow,
and sho hit him.
"Down ho went, with a wild yell for
help. Grabbing the cow by the horns, he
succeeded In averting ono or two or her
attempts nt goring, but his ttrength wna
falling him. nnd no doubt ho would havo
fared badly had not his dog come tear
ing into the barn and over tho boards into
tho cow pen. In a Jiffy the dog had tho
old cow by tho noso, twisting and pulling
like a pup at nn old boot. The cow tossed
her head, breaking tho dog'3 hold, but as
she lowered It again to give play to her
horns the dog sprang around behind her
head nnd fastened to ono of her ears.
Great Scott, but didn't she bellow! Sho
started around tho pen with her head
down nnd bent to ono side, apparently In
"In the meantime Foster had regained
his feet and got on tho outside of the pen.
After llrst taking tho calf out Foster
called oR' the dog, who as soon as spoken
to, lot. go his hold on tho cow's ear nnd
cleared the pen In a bound. Beforo that
Foster never thought much of that dog,
but I doubt if you could buy him now."
"Jerry was an Irish setter," said tho
man from Augusta when comment on the
Pigeon Hill dog hnd ceased, "and ho was
Ihn tir-tlent lirilt, tliflt PVr fOUlld llU W1IV
on four legs, llo was owned by .To Col-
fnwii inn wivw pnn . nnni 111111 ii.ui il I ui
been for his peculiar qunlitle3 In hunting
Joe would havo killed him beforo owning
him two weeks. Talk about stanchncss!
That dog couldn't be beat. I saw him ono
dav out on the Tagus marshes freeze aa
stiff as a lump of granite on a Wilson
snipe while he hnd a wood duck In his
mouth that be had Just retrieved. Had I
not seen the trick I never would have be
lieved it. Joo nnd I wcro in a boat at tho
time, nnd Joe's eyes bulged llko door-
'" 'What's ho up to, Joe?' said I, never
believing that the dog could possibly point
with a gamo bird already In his mouth.
Joe, without seeming to notice me, half
nroso In the boat and cried. 'Put him up,
JerrsV and sure enough up went cnipe,
which Joe downed.
"Then it was that Jerry came to us with
the duck, after which ho fetched the snipe.
The most peculiar thing nbout Jerry was
his averiion to the faintest suggestion
at chastisement. Joo started In to whnlo
him once for something or other, and ypu
may believe me when I tell you that he
had to knock the dog senseless with a
club to save himself. Jerry, was attached
to his master, but he wouldn t stnml a
clubbing from anybody.
"Besides going to vestibules of churches
of a Sundny when the organs wcro playing
and there howling most dismally. Jerry
bad an Intense hatred for pug", and
poodles. Every time he sighted ono in the
streets of Augusta there would be a terri
ble whirlpool of dust, blood and dog hair;
so at last Joo hnd to get rid of him. II;
sold him to a farmer, who was compelled
to kill him to provent tho extermination
of Kennebec county sheep."
Tho next dog story was to d by a fox
hunter who know about n Itallowoll hound
some time ngo called Dinah. She wns fa
mous for starting foxes, but had not the
best of reputations ns a stayer. Ono day
when a big party was out on snow (.hoes
old Dinah gave a voice near tho outlet of
Lnko Cobossoecontee. nnd away she went
over the frozen country for tho largest run
In her history. Tho boys suspected tho fa
,'nfit.t iiir nt tha fox and nlusrtred tho hole.
so there was nothing for the old fellow to
(10 PUt run. tiu icil um yiniui u luaiiui
chase, nnd when night enmo on fho was
out of hearing. All hnnds went home and
nothing was heard of Dlnnh till three days
afterward, when a man over In Wbltetleld
drove Into Gardiner with the following
F.ar'ly that morning, which wns threo
days after Dinah had started tho fox, he
wns on his wny from his house to his bam
when liu saw a fox dragging himself along,
followed by a hound. They were. about
thirty yards away out in no iieiu, and
both animals appeared to bo completely
played out. , , , . .
Ho watched for a monment. The fox
pulled himself along for a rod or two, nnd
then sqtmtted down . In the snow. Tho
hound dragged herself up to within live
yards of tho fox, and she, too, squatted
down, evidently not daring to go nearer.
Thero they two lav In the snow eyeing
each other, and neither of them paving the
slightest attention to tho farmer, Tho lat
ter, thinking It a good chance to get a
fox. tool: a club and walked out nnd killed
blm. The moment the fox wns struck
the hound dragged herself over to his
carcass and began to thake It with what
strength she had left.
Th farmer took her in nnd fed her. nnd-
later was rewarded by her owner, who
sold her for a good price to a Massachu
And Why Nt In Philadelphia?
Texas Sittings: In a Chinese village dur
ing a tlmo of drouth a missionary saw a
row of idols put in tlio hottest and dustiest
part of the road. Ho Inquired the reason
and the natives answered:
"We prayed to our gods to send us rain
and they won't do It. so we've put them
out to ooa how they like the heat and dry
ness themselves." ......
How would this plnn work with the street
cleaning department of New Y'ork? Why
not stick the.n head first op the piles of
muddy snow on the streets they will not
IIUILF ITUJIS IIV YVlllC.
Mound City, Kas., March 9. (Special.)
An old gas prospect well 310 feet deep was
cleaned out here this week and a strong
flow of gas developed. Steps will be taken
to light and heat the city from It.
New Brunswick. N. J., March 9 Dr. A.
D. Newell, uged SO years, died to-day from
heart disease after a short Illness. Dr.
Newell, yaw ago. invented a method of
convoying life lines to vessels, and it was
adopted by tho government, being em
ployed until tho Introduction of the l.yle
Cincinnati, O., March 9 Specials report
that primary elections for members of
boards of education were held to-day in
numerous cities In all parts of Ohio, and
that the women were out In force as vot
ers. In nearly every case where thero was
competition between a woman and a man
tha woman won.
It.Mt.ltOAl) on vnu:s.
With CniiiprcMril Air n itlluil Man Plan" to
llpsn I'reetit SjMcnin.
A rnllrond on wire. Such In tho
sclictno which I). It. l Thomas, a Sim
Francisco capitalist, now hm on foot.
Ho proposes to build what ho onlls nn
nfcrlnl road from Snn Francisco to Los
Angeles, Up tho celebrated San Jortqitln
valley. The enrj will be suspended on
cables nnd operated by electricity. They
will run at tho rate nf a hundred miles
an hour. No grading will bo ncccssnry
for tlit construction of this road, no
tlpp, nnd ho mils, no bridges nnd no fen
cing In of track! no section gang will bo
required In Its maintenance.
It will, so Its projector thinks, bo the
first road In America to bo absolutely
freo from smnsh-lips. Tho cars can't
rollldo head on, becatiso the road Is a
double track, and they can't bo tele
scoped, becatiso by a simple little mech
anism, If one train comes loo close to
another tho electricity Is shut off. No
obstructions or blockndes can Interfere
with Its running. The cars cannot Jump
tho trnclt. Tho wenr nnd tear on Its
mechanism and rolling stock Is compar
atively slight. It costs from one-third
to two-thirds less to construct nnd main
tain tlinn any other kind of railroad. It
nltuost solves tho question of the right
of wny. Tho rond mny bo quickly con
structed, and will be sightly when fin
ished. Hero Is Mr. Thomns' Idea of tho
way that the rond will look when It Is
This new rnllrond Is not the Invention
of the capitalist, but of his blind broth
er. "Ho planned It till out In his dark
ness," snys .Mr. Thomas, "and yoii will
nee, ono of these dayn, that It la such n
perfect, feasible nnd admirable pbm that
It will ono dny supersede the surface
roada, both In tho city and lu the coun
try. "The cheapness of construction and
the high rate of speed nttalnnble by
such a rnllrond are, of course. Its main
advantages. As far ns speed la con
cerned, It Is now only a question of nt
mosphcrlo resistance. And this natural
factor can bo either cone shaped or
with pointed ends like, tho prow of a
boat. But that, of course, Is an after
consideration, nnd no such device will
bo heeded to attain a speed, say of 100
miles nn hour. And such a rate can be
maintained cnslly nnd with cntlro com
fort and safety to tho passengers In this
mldnlr railway. Thero enn lie no ob
structions on tho track, for there Is no
track, nnd no snows or washouts enn
retard the trains. Thero Is no dirt nnd
dust or smoko nnd soot to make traveling
a hardship, no Jarring and rumbling nnd
ear splitting noises to make ono deaf."
Concerning tho motive power, Mr.
Thomas believes that we nhall eventu
ally llnd n forco superior to electricity.
That Is compressed air, tho possibilities
of which Mr. Thomas declares are ns
yet but llttlo known.
"My plan," says Mr. Thomas, "would
bo to build compressed air tanks nlong
tho rond in the country whero the trains
could stop for a moment or two and re
cuperate tho motlvo supply. I am sat
isfied that in tho enu compresscu nir
would he cheaper and more satisfactory
The road will be elevated from ten to
twenty feet abovo tho ground, according
to tho requirements of the grade, and
whether the road be passing through
the country or tho city. Tho cars will bo
considerably smaller and lighter than
tho present railway cars now In use.
They will bo lighted with electricity nnd
heated In the same way. also, and, for
that matter, could easily havo tele
graphic communication all the tlmo with
the outsldo world.
The California idea docs not vary In
Its essential particulars from two rapid
transit systems which wero exhibited
at tho world's fair. Ono of these, known
ns the Cook system, proposed to havo
cars suspended from a single track
placed at tlio top of a series of poles.
Tho Idea was that tho cars wero to bo
somewhat In the shnpo of a present rail
way car cut lengthwise In twain. Ono
sot would move In one direction on ono
side of tho pole, nnd the other set on
tho other sldo in tne opposite uuuuuim.
This was an invention of L. D. Cook, of
Tacoma, 'Wash., who constructed a trial
track on tho outskirts of Tacoma nnd
claimed to havo run his cars success
fully ut the rnto of 100 miles an hour.
Tlio only difference between the Cook
system nnd tho Thomas plan' Is that
the latter would suspend the cars from
a series of cables instead of from an
Iron track. F.lectrlclans believe that
somo such elevated or suspended rail
way operated by electricity will siori
supplant our present surface rones.
They believe the day Is not far distant
when It will bo possible to make tho
trip from Boston to New York, or from
Xew Y'ork to 'Washington, in less than
nlno hours, nnd clear acros.i the con
.!.,., i n ntnirlo twenty-four hour day.
The most wonderful part of nil this is
that they Insist that these electrical
railroads can bo built so ns to run trains
at 100 to 160 miles an hour, with far
greater safety, comfort, ease and far
less expense than tho steam roads,
which now make not much over fifty
miles nn hour. They hold out the pros
pect that so cheap will railroad travel
ing become when these suspensory
roads are constructed nnd In operation,
that ono will be able to travel from New
Y'ork to Chicago for a matter of $j or
$, and clear across tho continent for,
perhnps, not moro than $23.
KMil.ISH aiHSIO TKACIIBIW.
Iiiefllclriit nnd Tonslllcd Iauly Teaohcrs
Hiito to Talco Hack Hcutii
Tho ordinary parent or guardian of n
girl with a "turn for music" will very
probably make his cholco of a teacher
from those to whom he listens with tho
greatest pleasuro, forgetting thnt ex
ecutive skill and tho gift of imparting
knowledge are more often found sep
nratu thnn together, says the National
Review. The partially successful art
ist, then, Is wont to fall back upon such
tenoning ns ho can get If ho wants to
make a livelihood out of his profession:
nnd so enormous Is tho number of those
who wish to tnko music lessons, if not
to "go In for" inualo thoroughly, that
the moderately clllclent teachers havo
hitherto had small reason to despair of
getting profitable pupils.
These worthy people, however, will be
foro long bo singing a very different
song; In fact, something very like a re
petition of tho dlrgo performed by tho
respectable "gentlewoman" of tha last
generation, who, after taking to teach
ins inuslo for a living on the strength
of a dozen lessons taken when they
wero young and comfortably olf, found
their circle of pupils diminishing aa
tho tnsto for muslo widened and deep
ened. For such as these the Increase in
tho number and the rlso In efllclcncy of
the regular schools of muslo has been
their doom, lor noi merely in -uormon
where the "decayed lady teacher" never
flourished, but In every country town,
the standard of taste has left them far
behind, nnd nearly all such centers of
their employment nro now "worked"
cither by actual representatives of tho
great educational Institutions of Lon
don, or their places are filled by young
er artists, educated at such places as
the Itoyal Academy of Muslo or the Hoy
al Collego of Music, the principal of
whoso Joint organization, In tho matter
of local examinations and tho like, has
been doing a most Important work all
over F.nglund during the short tlmo of
That Inelllclent teachers of art should
have the bread taken out of their
mouths Is not u legitimate subject for
regret, though hard cases could no
doubt be cited, Just as they can against
such a work as that dona by tho organi
zation of charity.
St. Louis, Mo., March 9.-TIie Kansas
City. Kas., crossing tight between the Mis
souri Pacific and the Union Paclfio rail
ways and the Kansas City Terminal Asso
ciation was amicably settled to-day. At
torneys representing the different Interests
met with Judge Sanborn, of the United
States court, and agreed to compromise
matters. As a result It Is announced that
the crossings of tha Terminal Association
will be elevated and not built upon grade.
as was inienaeu.
Continued Prom l'rte P.
hotel, An election of orficers wilt tnk
. .Mrs. John W, Wnijncr ahd tier daughter,
Mildred, nre visiting In Jerferson City.
Mr. nnd Mr", llnrvey H. lthodes nre nt
homo to friends nt 1.117 Bellcvi-w avenue.
Mr. nnd Mts. V, L. Crampton have re
turned from a two months' Malt to Mex
ico. .Dr. nnd Mrs. J. n. Orllllth entertained
the Whist Club last evening nt tho Vir
ginia. The engagement of Mr. J. ,T. Jnekron nnd
Miss Laura Jones has been formally an
nounced. Mrs. J. K. Johnston has gone to Topeka
for n few days, prior to her departure for
A hayseed social will be given by ltopa
lodge No. 1 at Wing's hall next Tuesday
Mrs. S. H. Kenticy. of 1C02 Fast Klgllth
street, lias catds out for next Tuesday
Mrs. S. it. Kvans, of Cameron, Mo., la
Mailing Miss Ulisslc Hills, of 1110 Wyan
The L. A. C. II. Society will met In
the Temple, corner llleventh nnd Oak, next
Mrs. A. S. Molse nnd son, of Ucnham,
Te.v., nro guests of Mrs. Fannie 11. Molse,
of htf Urovu street,
.Mrs. V, F. Todd, IMS Olive street, will
entertntn the Open ijuestlon club Tuesday
urteniuoii from 2 until 4 o'clock,
Mrs. II. C. Fox has returned to her home.
1.111 summit street, after three months'
visit with her parents. In Albion, N. Y.
Mrs. ,. M. Graff and Mrs. KJ Howe have
cards out for next .Monday afternoon. They
will entertain at Mrs. Graft's home, (10
West Tenth street.
.Mrs. Frank Hart nnd her little daughter
leave to-day for New Y'orK, wheru they
will lie welcomed by Mr. Hart, and reside
Tho Lndles' Auxiliary of the Artillery
Club will clve a green domino ball Friday
evening, March 15, ISM, at Artillery Club
hall, li0 A Grand avenue.
The Jackson County Medical Society has
Invited tho fcoe.lnl ethics and homo depart
ment of tho Athenaeum to hear a discus
sion of tlio pure milk question.
Mr. nnd Mrs. J. O. Brown, of Marshall
town, la., were in tho city Tuesday, tha
puejts of Mrs. Oliver Itofmnster, 1IS Last
Ninth street. They wero on their way to
Mrs, Deane has returned to Llttlo Bock,
after a pleasant visit with friends and
and relatives. Mrs. Dr. Collin's llttlo daugh
ter, Bertha, accompanied her home for sev
eral weeks' visit.
Mrs. F. Lawson, of Hyde park, delight
fully entertained a limited number of
guests Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. W.
11. Itlley, of Denver, Col. Klcg.int refresh
ments were served.
Ladles should not fall to visit during the
week the Ideal millinery store, Mrs. It.
Sachs, manager, to see some of tlio ad
vance htyles In new millinery, which aro
being received dally.
A dclluiitful reception was tendered Itev.
11. M. Hackney, pastor of Howaid Memor
ial church, by his members List Friday
evening. Muslo was furnished by pupils
of tho Western conservatory.
Mrs. William Love, of Forest avenue,
gave a very pleasant but Informal tea Fri
day In honor of Miss Goi trade Shanks,
who leaves shortly lor Denver. Col., whero
sho will muko her future home.
Tho regular meeting of the Iota Omega
Society of Literature was held last Mon
day at tho homo of Miss Mabel Chase, aiss
Cherry street. Miss Chase will entertain
tho society next Friday afternoon ut lunch
con. Mrs. J. P.. Walker, wlfo of thn United
States attorney, has returned from Wash
ington, where she has been visiting the
family of Senator Cockreli, and will be at
hoinu to her friends on Thursdays at tho
The Wnrwlnk Club entertnlneil its mem
bers with progressive high live Inst Tues
day evening. Th prizes wero won by Mrs.
11. C. Cox and Mr. J. A. Fleming. A formal
dance at the Casino will be given on next
Mrs. Kstelln Kenwn Wlnchcll has re
turned from Chicago, where she has been
for the past month with her husband, who
Just finished a four weeks' engagement
there, being a member of Neil Burgess."
"County Fair" company.
Miss Graco Hopkins is tho guest of Mrs.
Will II. Bldge, of Brooklyn avenue, nfter
nn absence of four yeais, during which
time sho has been attending college. Mrs,
Bldge will bo pleased to meet Miss Hop
kins' many friends any evening during her
Mrs. E. II. Tark, of Osage Mission, Kns.,
was tho guest last week of Mrs. T. B. Kin
ney and .Mrs. C. F. Hutchlnts. Mrs. Park
is tho wlfo of tho editor of tno Osage Mis
sion Journal, and manv bricrht literarv
gomi published In thnt paper aro from her
ready pen. ,
Tho ladies of McPherson W. B. C. No. 10
will entertain their friends on next Tues
day night, March 13, at 1015 Grand avenue.
The features of thu evening will bo tho
auctioneering of tho boxes of lunch tho
Indies will bring, dancing, card playing
The J. F. F. Club was entertnincd by
Mlbs Lena Wnrnelto at her homo Thurs
day, March 7. Prizes were awarded to
Mrs. Charles Wilding and Mrs. Ixiuls
Sehone, Mrs. Henry Waraeke will enter
tain tho club Thursday. March 14. at her
home, S.'3l Holmes sticet.
The Gunjcefu Whist Club met with Mrs.
Woods, No. lull! Brooklyn avenue, lust
Tuesday evening. Tlio medal was .von by
Miss Vcatch. Those present were: Misses
WyocK Nell Keef, Ituth Ve&tuh, lldlth
Giithrey, Hattlo Koif, ..my Watch,
Messrs. F. Clark Adams, Harry Provost,
A. A. Samuels. Horace Walker, M. T.
Wright and W. W. Wetzel.
Mr. and Mrs. Georga Durnell, Jr.. as.
elsted by Mr. and Mrs. Harry N Bced,
entertained a limited number of friends
with progressive high five at their lcsl
dence, 1310 Oak street, Saturday evening,
Prizes wero won by Mrs. Fryer, Georgo 11.
Durnell, Mrs. Fiileman and Mr. liuadian
der. Consolation prizes wero uwarded to
Miss Merrltt and Mr. Bowdln. After cards
luncheon was terved.
The klndergnrtners of tho city met at
tho liigb ichool on Monday nfternoon for
thn iinrnnsu of ort'ar.lzlnt.' themselves into
a club for mutual helpfulness. There wero
fifteen present. Miss Sarah Esmond Mott
wns elected president, Miss Holland treas
urer nnd Miss Brent secretary. Tho next
meeting will ho held at tho high school
on Monday, March IS, at 4:20. All kinder
gartners aro cordially InvlUd to bo pres
ent. At tho Western Conservatory of Muslo
last Thursday evening, the spacious parlors
wero tilled with over S'10 guests, who had
bnan Invited to attend a special open ses
sion or tno Aicnaeissaiiniuii nucieiy ot inui
Institution. Tlio programme was a de
lluhtful ono, and well rendered by members
oi tin. Focloty, all of whom aro pupils of tho
conservatory. After tho concluding re
marks by President II. II. Scott, the au
dience was favored with a recitation by Mr.
V. J. Hbbels.
Miss lldlth Outhrey. of UZO Hast Thir
teenth street, entertained nt cants last Fri
day evening, in honor of Misses Mullln and
Detwilder, of Llnuous, Mo., who nre visit
ing Mrs. J. A. Wright, of West Tenth
street, A very delightful evening was en
Joyed by nil. Those present were May
Keif. Miss Mullln, Nelllo Keif, liertrudo
Detwliiior. Jiyrtio itanuoipn. .M.ittle Guth.
JOiuu jiauuoipn. Elaine UUlil
i Gnthrey and Harry Provost,
Samuels. Dr. Curry, F, Clark
d M. T. Wilsht.
The members of tho Good Samaritan Day
Nuisery held their icgular monthly meet
ings at their rooms, Hi J.'nst Fourteenth
street, Wednesday, March C. Thn nursery
was reported to bo in a prosperous condi
tion, with 120 children eared for during
tho month of February, The olucera of the
ensuing year are: Mrs. T. W. Overall,
president; Mrs. M. J. Wagy, vice presi
dent: Mrs. C. II, Bcattle, Jr.. treasurer;
Mrs. Chadbourne, secretary; Mrs. G, W,
Hshburn, corresponding secretary.
Mr. 13. A. Axtell was tendered a mas
querado surpre party Thursday evening,
at his home. "200 Uast Eighteenth ttreet.
The evcnlnir was pleasantly spent la muslo
and games. Choice refreshments were
served ut a late hour. Those present werci
Mrs. Mary Sanderson, Pleaanton. Kas.:
Mr. and Mrs. Douulass Sanderson, Mr. and
Mrs. James Hecords, Mr, and Mrs. T. Cole,
man; Misses Nellie Montgomery, Nannie
lvnlston, Calllo Graves, Mauda Ithea.Neva
McClung. Mamye Campbell, Lyda stone.
Nannie Jeffries, Hennle Campbell, Louise
and -Mile Axtell; Messrs. tluy Hughes.
Hairy Harrlc, Freeman Knapper, Jiiiues
Montgomery, Mark Stone. Hal Phlllpps,
Bush Castelaw, Dick Longly, Bert Jeffries,
Fred Stone and Walter Axtell.
Bishop Ussher, of Peoria. 111., visited
Kansas City friends last week. Tho Peorl.i
(III.) Herald, taxing note of his departure
from that city for a few days, adds: 'The
bishop is a great pulpit orator. H has
token a high position among the clergy
here, a position ithat he easily maintains.
Ho has dono a j.reat work In Peoria and
he Is entitled to,tilsh praise. The earnest
character of th. man, his whole-fouled
generosity, his h ie for the down-trodden
nnd suffering, his argc-hearted charity and
faith la the hlsryir life, are marked char-
neteristles of his work. He Ii destined to
add greatly to bis popularity, for every one
with whom he i.i brought In contact rec
ognize his worth."
The regular monthly mecllr.g of the W,
C. A, was held nt the Home, lllii Char
lotlii elreot, Thursday morning. The re
port" of the various standing committees
were received nml approved. There nre at
present fifty-six Inmates In tho Home, nine
of whom nte employes, thirty-nine of
whom nre children over 1 enrs of age
and eight of whom nre Infants. Two chil
dren and throe babies wero admitted dur
ing the month nnd mo"t excellent tualth
has prevailed nniong the children. Mrs.
S. A, Morgan Is Waiting comnillteo for Hie
Mr. and Mr". George Motherspaw enter
tained the Neighbors' Social lllgh rue
Club nt their residence, 13nl Woodbind ave
nue, Monday evening, March I, After play
ing the usual number of names, refre.h
incnts were served. They then adjourned,
to meet .March 11 nt the residence of .Mr.
and Mrs. .'. S. Whitney, 1311 Woodland
avenue. Those present were; .Mr. and Mi.
C. Prater, .Mr. and Mrs. O. Mclteynnlds,
Mr. and Mi. L. Farley. Mr. nnd Mrs. It.di
ert Miller, Mr. nnd .Mr. Pre Kennedy,
Mr. nnd Mrs. Decree Motherspaw, Mr and
Mrs. Frank Ball, Mr. an. I Mrs. i S. Vhi.
ncy and .Miss S.idlo Whitney.
Mrs. A. II. Thwarts entertained a limited
number of her friends nt her resldcie e,
Thirteenth nnd Campbell streets. A very
enjoyable evening was spent. Piourtsilve
high IHe was tlio principal amusement of
the evening. Mrs. J. A. Ulan nnd Mrs.
lllrdio Dixon won flist prizes. .Mr. Matt
Campbell mid Miss Hstclla Blan were
aw'arded the booby prizes. Those present
were: Misses .Maude Lesnn, Irlne Slttaioti,
Mstella ltlau, Carrie Ilhiu, I.U.Kle Mlnu,
Mrs. Birdie Dixon, Chnrle" Dixon, Hubert
Dixon, Messrs. II, L. Welsh. J. A. ltlau,
Malt Campbell, Bert Dixon. J. S. Marshall,
Henry linns, F. II, O'Nell. Muslo was fur
nished by a mandolin club.
Dismissing his servant for the night,
Jacques shut himself lip 111 his library,
where a clear wood lire was burning brisk
ly, and, slightly lowering tho flame of the
lamp, ho was soon absorbed In a book.
Tlio llttlo clock on the mantel struck ten
silvery strokes, and In tho silence that fol
lowed the ringing of tho street bell sound
ed shrilly through the apartment. As hu
was not expecting anyone lie did not stir.
A second peal sounded, nnd tills time he
arose nnd, taking the lamp, went to open
A dark form awaited him In the vesti
bule. In tho light thrown sharply out by
tho lamp shade, Jacques recognized his
"Y'oul" he stammered.
She did not move, sho did not speak, but
stood silently waiting.
Above them opened tho shaft of the
stairway, down which tho single Jut of
gas cast a softened light as of dusk. Tho
sound of voices ascended to them from the
"Come Inside," he said.
He led tho way to tlio library and made
her sit down In nn easy chair, nnd then
they looked nt one another. It was live
years since ho had seen her. Ono evening
she had left him; coming home be had
found the houso empty, with a note on tlio
table two lines of farewell huiiledly
scrawled In pencil.
Now, nfter live years of absence, she had
como back, who was thero opposite him,
handsome still, but with nil Intnnglnle sug
gestion of extinguishment, of dejection, of
being faded, revealed in her air of wear
iness anil suffering, She was dressed In a
simple black gown, so worn that it shone
at thn elbows and tho scams wero while,
A strand of silver showed among the brown
tresses on her brow. It seemed to Jacques
as If something within him were sealed
up, dead, for ho was not at all moved.
Then, as he did not question her, sho
told him in a few words, without pretense
of shame, that, abandoned in her turn, she
had been alone since tlio evening before,
that she had spent tho entire day crylmr.
She had eaten nothing, hnd gono out in
the evening, wandered aimlessly about,
found herself at his door and had come In.
Still he said nothing, nnd in a chill si
lence five years of their life passed before
their mental vision, ids flvo years for him
and her live years for her.
When sho had left him, when he had
found tho houso empty, It had been tlio
destruction of all his Joys, tlio shattering
of his happy life; ho bad thought ho could
never recover from the blow, and ho bud
lived on llko a broken thin.? !cl!:i ':'3
loasou totter. That had lasted six months'
a year. No news of Her nnd como to
him, and tlio hope, that kept Wgll lu tho
ruins of his homo died, too. Then bo had
ceased to think, had let himself drift like
a wreck, like a lost tiling. His home, a
luxurious llttlo nest, had redeemed him; hn
had been recalled to himself by being in
his accustomed rooms, surrounded by fa
miliar furidtiiie; forgetfulness had como to
him ns it comes after all great griets, ns
It comes at Ui" end of all IhiiigH, and
Jacques had cettled down to tho even, sat
isfied life of an old bachelor.
Sho who hud deserted him to run after
what is thouuht to bo hnpplnoss had Im
agined herself happy, a queen, lor sit
months, a year Just tho tlmo ho bad spent
in lamenting and suffering. But the awak
ening bad been terrible. Her passion sa
tiated, sho had Judged In cold blood tlio
man sho hud chosen, for whom she had
broken ull lestr.iiius, braved thn conven
tions of tho world, and denied her vows.
Ho was binall, moan, not to be comp.tiiMl
with her husband, and tho life of which
sho had serenely dreamed, a llfo of Joy
and unalloyed dclli-ht, had become her
orucillx. For live yuiid, tied to that mail,
slio had tasted drop by drop tho bitterness
of that loveless, faithless, sunless llfo until
tlio day when sho knew tho desolate de
spair of dead passions. Then money had
been lacking, chilling misery had como,
and tho bond had been worn till It broke.
In her turn sho found herself abandoned,
weeping In misery and nlonc.
And now Ufa had brought together nr.-nln
this husband and this wife; lie giown
stout, commonplace, comfortable; sho
weary, conqueied, miserable.
In tho sllenco between them, tho noises
of tho street below sounded distinctly 111
tho room. A cab rattled by, a shop-man
put up his shutters, n passer-by coughed
and tho sound re-echoed In tho distance.
Jacques moved his Keys in his pocket, and
their sudden Jingling mused him. llo re
calle'd his wife's last words.
"You nro hungry," ho said, and ho went
to tho kitchen.
Thero wns somo soup still warm, nnd tho
remains of a chicken, which ho brought in.
Ho served her on one coiner of tho table,
where he spread a napkin, nnd as she am
ho muda another trip to tho kitchen nnd
brought back a bottlo of wine, fiom which
lie lined ner glass.
Ho watched her cat now. saw the color
return to her checks, nnd, her hunger sat
isfied, a sense of content gradually iierudo
her entire being. When she. hud llul.-.lieJ,
they began to tnlk.
"I havo mot you twice," sho said, almost
at e.iso under tho inlliience of food nnd
warmth, "Tha llrst llmo was threo years
ago, lu a shop. You passed so near, you
brushed ngalnst me. 1 turned iialo as that
nupi-.ln, but you went on without seeing
mo." , , ,
Ho seemed surprised.
"The other time." she continued, "I think
you did seo me. It was raining, and I was
waiting for an omnibus. You enmo ulong,
and I Immediately hurried off, but you fol
lowed me. I walked very quickly, but I
could hear your steps behind mo. Then jou
lost track of me, for I looked back and you
were no lomn-c 'here."
Hu did not recall the Incident; ho was
quite sure lie had never seen her.
Sho went on to tell him that she lived
quite near by In tho same quarter; and she
was astonished that, living so near by her,
ho had been entirely unaware of her exist
ence. Now sho settled back cozliy In tho chair,
feeling relaxed, grown lender. Sho found
this arm chair Just as sho had known It
beforo: she found nil the things about lier
In their old places, Nothing was changed;
mo nanKiiiKa eiu m; omul.-, me- luriiiiurc,
tho ornaments all had a friendly air, an
nir of welcome. It was good to bo In this
home, of which sho wns taking possession
ni-ntn nfter five years' absence. For .IM
not this dinner on tho corner of tho table
attest their reconciliation?. The lamp on
the table was the same that had lighted
them when they had klsied each other In
tno old nays. i "i an enu now
that equivocal existence, the misery nnd
disgust of those live years of slavery, Sim
would resume her place in her homo lie.
sldo tho husband who forgave her; sho
would make many happy days for herself
after this leaf which was torn from her
Jacques considered her calmly, without
anger and without tenderness. There came
to his lips no word of pity. Tho woman
seated there was a stranger to him. The
other woman, sho whom ho had loved, the
wife, no longer existed; his love was dead,
end It seemed to him he could feel Its
ashes under his restless fingers.
Without a word he went Into another
room, and returned with a piece of paper
a bank bill of 100 francs-which he handed
"Y'ou have need of money," he said, "and
If you should be lu want again, pray let
He took up the lamp and waited for her
to rise. As one in a dream, she looked at
him. followed him. At the door, as ho
opened it,- she comprehended that her
dream waa ended, that he was sending her
away, that the should return to the black
street, to her cold, bare lodging, that he
tier eyes imDiorea mm. jacaues onenefl
the door, as If he did not see her. When
she was in the vestibule, he held his lamp I
aloft, flooding her with light, aa when iuq I
TTtttCTtMVu nl-e.n'u..... AaI.iMa
M Cane nnd Oliver r Carle, hcr.hurbsnd,
by h!r c'r'ntn need of trust, dated the
thlrie.nth diy of .Tun, A. D. 1. and r
iT1".'' ?n Jh elehth iMy of July. A. !.
. H l.dfllt 11 Sll si pace CM, In thj nf
flrn (.f thn reenrilfT of rtpnl" far .tnekon
county M..eiirt. nt Knnd City, ronveym
in Divld n H'i, n. trutee. the following
described fn in Fttnnid in th county
er Jnl"on and tnte of MI'ourl, to-wlt!
The oulhw'st eiu.arcr nf th norlhwst
uunrler nf the norlhe.i"! imaMer. nd Ml
thnt portion of th south hntf nf tpe north
ffit nuirter Ivtrtc w of the ttir tltti
river, except a irln eight rod" In width. off
h "oirb. end thereof, nil bMnc In section
twelve cm. tonnhln fortv.nlne (IN north,
ramre ihlrtv.(ir. (Ml. wet nf th fifth
nrlnele"! meridian, containing In nil fifty
four Ct) nero" more or 1"S", according to
rovernment iirvv In secure three rrln
r!pil te.1l ct.Hn bind", nnd coupon" there
to nttichej. In .itd dd nf tril't dserlhd!
nnd. trher"t the i(l rs"l estate bond" In
nil dreil of trut tVrrlhfd are now dn
nnd impiiM: nnd, vhrns, the "aid Ads
lull" M. r-ir! nnd Oliver C, Cnrl. hr
rmbin.1 hive failed to piv the law for
IMS levied nnd nseed nc.iln"t snld prop
'rtv. liv renon whereof tti holder or
nld hom'i h.1" been compelled to Piy th
sem iin.1r th" term" of said deed of
tru!j rmv therefore, at the request nf th"
leuil holder of said real rtnte bnnd" nnd
said deed of tril't, nnd In nreordmen with
the tie'vers vetted m m" bv "aid dd of
trtit I the undnrlcned tnitee, will pro
reed In ell the nhove decrUie,l reil estnt
nt nubile .ie tn thi h!ehet bidder, for
ei'h. nt the front door of lh building In
Knna Cltv. Mlmirl In which th" circuit
court if snld .Tnek'nn county ! now held,
belncr the south 'rent door of the court
houe In snld cltv. sltiinled on the block
bnnnd on th" "nitih by Ml'sivtrt avenue.
nn the i.nt bv Locii"t slree', on th north
bv Fifth "tre'et nid on the -et bv Oik
'treet, nn Monday, tho 11th day of
March. A T" W" betwfen the hour" nf
nine o'clock In the forenoon nnd five o'clock
In the nfternoon nf ntd diiv. nnd will npplv
the proceed of nld ale tn 'he pnvment of
'he fets nnd expenses nf said site, nnd to
the pivment of the Indebtedness' secured
bv snld ile'd of tril't.
Dal(d Kansas C!ty, Mlsnurl. February
DAVID II BTTIFN, Truste.
p-,1tt,. f. rtorlsnd At'm-ev"
wrrrcrtVJW, TTnp Vin tlrunt nnd John
Va'i Brunt, her husbnnd, by thlr deed of!
Iriist dited th" 17th day of April, 1H nnit
recorded In th" n'tlec nt the recorder or
deeds of .Tnek'nn county, Missouri, nt Kan.
ras City. In book B No. K2, nt pnire 51, dl4
convey tn the undersigned trustee the fol
Inwlnc described reil estit" "lt'ited In
Jackson cnuntv. Missouri, to-wit: T!i west
nlnetv-three (1.11 feet nf lot number two (2).
In block number even (7). In Merrlnm
plnce, nn nddltlon to K.inrns City, Missouri,
bllig n parcel of tnnd frontlnir fifty fe
feet on the east "dde of Pnn sticet, tn silil
cltv, between ISth nnd 1n,h sis., nnd mn
iiln'sr back e:it that width for 15 f"et: In
trust, to secure the payment of th" nroml".
rnrv note nnd interest thereon nf th" sai.t
Hop" nnd John V.in Ilrmit. In said deed of
trust described: nnd, wheren. default hnn
lii-cu made In the pnyinent of one Install
ment of Interest on rild note, nnd th" snms
remains due nnd unpaid; now, therefore,
notice Is herebv riven thnt. nt the request
of the leirn! holder of said note nnd hv
virtue of power in me vested bv said deei
of trust, I, tho undersigned trustee, will, on
Piturd.iv. th" r.1.1 div of March. 1SJ3, nnit
between the hours of 0 n. m. nnd fi p, m.. of
that dnv, proceed to sell the renl est.it
above described nt public vendue to th8
highest bidder, for cih, nt the west door
nf the V11 11 cd Stntes postofllee building,
sottMient corner of (Uh nnd Wnlnuf street",
tn Kihms City. Jackson county, MIourl,
to sntlifv nnd pay off snld note nnd Inter
est, and the costs nf eTeeuttnir this trust.
HI1VHY STPIin.vnAUCH. Trustee.
Bcamman, Crosby & Btubnnrauch, Att'yn
TltUSTnirs SALE Uy reason of default
In tho payment of a certain promissory,
note and lu the interest thereop, described
111 the deed of trust dated the.t'Oth day of.'
January, KS3. given by J. 13. JIulvey. and,
Maria C. .Mulvey, his wife, filed for record
in tho olllee of the recorder of deeds for
Jackson county, at Kansas City, .Missouri,
on tho "Dili dny of Janunry. 1SS3, nnd thero
recorded In book 13 213, nt page 391, I will,
between the hours of 9 o'clock In the fore
noon nnd "1 o'clock In tho afternoon, on
Monday, the 8th day of April. 1SD3. at tho
south door of tho court house, in the City
of ICnns.is, In the county of Jackson. stnt
of Missouri, at tho request of the legal
holder of said note, sell at public auction,
to lb" highest bidder, for cash, all of lots
ten (10) and llfteen (15), In block one (1); nil
of lots niiu O) and sixteen (lfl), in block
two (2); nlll of lots three (3). th'rteen (13
nnd twenty-ttwo (El). In block tr.ree (3): all
of lots one U .nnd eighteen .IS), In block
four (I), and all of lots .hrio (3) and eight
een (IS), in hlocV ave (5). in fdewellyn
nniiex, nn nv litlon to the City of Kansas,
county of Jac son nnd state of Missouri, ns
shown by the worded plat thereof, nnd ap
ply the proceeds of snld salo to the pay
ment of the Indebtedness secured by said
deed of trust, and the costs of executing
this trust. MORTON WOLI.jr.XN,
NOTICE Is hereby given that the un
dersigned, r.s trustee, will sell at publio
vendue, to the highest bidder, for cash, on
Tuesday, the 2Cth day of March. 1S9.-. at
the court house door. In the city of Inde
pendence, Jackson county. M ssonri. th
Swing real estate situated in said conn!
ty. viz, mts nine, ten, eleven, twelve,
thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen and sev
eiitreu, nil in block eleven in the town of
lluckner. by virtue of th- power given him
by a certain deed of trust, dnted January
lSih, 1WI, nnd recorded on January 20th,
H!i, In the recorder's office of said countv
at Independence, in book 190 nt page 4.77.
whereby Chris Sl-phan and Helena Steph
nn. his wife, conveyed said real estato to
tho undersigned ns trustee to secure th
payment of tho promissory note In said
deed described: default having been mndn
In the payment nf snld note nnd the legal
holder nf same having requested the un
dersigned to sell snld real estate to satis.
fv paid ueoi ami uic eosis or executing, the
trust. W. II. HOT.TCn. Trustee"
TUCSTKirS SALH Iiy reason of default
in the payment of Interest on a certain pr.n.
clpnl promissory noto described In a deed of
trust executed by llugcno J. Dietrich nnd
Kllubith C. Dietrich, his wife, to tho un
deislgned trustee, dated December 6th. 1SSS,
llbd for record December Sth, 1SSS, in tho
olllee of tin- recorder of deeds for Jackson
county, Missouri. In book II 333, nt page
3b0, I, the undersigned trustee, will, pur
suant to tho terms of said deed of trust,
and at tlio request of tho legal holder of
said note, sell at publio vendue, to tha
highest bidder, for c.i.sh, all of lot number
leu (10), tu Ludlow place, nn addition to
the Cuy of Kansas (now Kansas City),
Jackson county, .Missouri, at the west door
of the L'nlltd States custom house, at tho
southeast corner of Ninth aril Walnut
streets, in Kansas City, Jackson county,
Missouri, "n the 22d day of March. 1S93,
between the hours of nine o'clock n the
1'oruioou 111 d live o'clociv in the afternoon,
for tho imrpo.su of satisfying the said In
debtedness und tho cost of executing this
trust. MILTON MOOU1I. Trustee.
MKIJTINU Ol' STOCKHOLDIinS-No-tlc
Is hereby given that tho annual meet
ing of the stockholders of the Lombard
lnvcstm 'it Company, of Missouri, will
ba held at the. utllce of the company In
tho Keith & Terry building, at tho south
west corner of Ninth and Walnut streets.
In Kansas City. Missouri, 0n Thursday, tha
Hit day of April. IS93, at nine o'clock a.
m., for the puiposo of electing directors of
the company and tno transaction of such
other business ur may piopirly come be.
a . il... cinnlrhnliljpd' Inantlnir
fore tho stockholders' meeting.
Kar,as Cl.y.IMo..M.i,i ,,0,.
. T- rTrilM Unm-riinrv
A. P- niDUIl. Secretary.
entered, and repeated In a culm voice that
seemed to have u casual gentleness In It:
"When you are In need, pray let me
And the door was closed upon her. In
the silence he heard her tottering steps de
fend tho stair. Translated for tha Argo
naut from the French of Louis de Hobert
by L. S. ". p
A Model ruueriil.
Indlauunolls Journal: "Oh. It was tnsr
lovely," she was heard saying as tha elect
ric motor's bum subsided,
"Did sho muko such a lovely corpse?"
asked tho other girl, und all the women In
tlio car pulled their clouks away from
"Oh, no; It wasn't that," said the first
girl with a little dry sob. "Hven though
wo oughtn't to say anything but good of
thoso gono before, I can't stand to say
that sho ever did look lovely, lint tho way
It was arranged waa the touching thing.
You know those four young men she was
engaged 10 last summer? Well, by her
special request they ull acted as pall-bear
era, Oh, it was too lovely for anything,
though I wouldn't do such a thing to save
"I don't sea how you could," said the
other girl and tho car rolled on, whlla a
small boy trying to steal a ride rolled off.
Thouiu Was liiglit.
Boston Home Journal: "Hoys," said a
teacher In a Sunday school, "can any of
you quote a verse from Scripture to prove
that It Is wrong for a man to have two
wives?" He naused. and after a. moment
or two a bright boy raised his band. "Well
Thomas," said the teacher, encouragingly,
Thomas stood up and said: "No man can
serve two masters." The Question ended