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trol 38 years ago was contained In a
union telegraphers would scorn to accept Now he exorcises control over uio
JB3.O0O.OOO annual expenditure for tho oporatlon of tho Northwostorn linos.
W. A. Gardner's "rnllrondlng" hfgan with his work for tho Chicago nnd
Alton In 1872 at Lomotil, whero ho learned to uso tho telegrapher's key. Ho
was then In his teons. having born born at Gardner, III., November 8. 18S9.
Ho began his first work for tho Chicago and Northwestern In 1878 and added
to his duties as tologrnphor those of division superlntondint'B dork. From
this placo ho rose to tho position of trainmaster at Iloono, Iowa, nnd remained
there until 1883, when ho wont to a similar place with tho Atchison. Topeka
and Santa Fo.
The "?xt promotion that enmo his way made hi in assistant superintendent
of tho Wisconsin division of tho Chlcngo and Northwestern In 188f"i. Five
years Inter ho became superintendent of this division and then roso succes
sively to nsslstnnt general superintendent, genoral manager, nnd. In 189C, to
tho placo as vice-president of tho Northwestern linos. Mr. Gardner has n
wlfu nnd four daughters.
In many respects his rlso to tho position of president of tho road In
similar to that of his predecessor, Marvin Hughllt, who nlso began his career
as a tolvgrnph operator. When ho beenmo chairman of tho board of directors
Mr. Huchltt had realized the ambition
to seo tho now Northwestern (20,000,000 terminal station In Chicago prac
CROSSES OCEAN 100 TIMES
Is not qulto
1(1 '''Zy sr$l Itatlnisly on his way from tho steamer to tho
V I , Ykvm'j dock, showing less vigor than formerly on his
1 1 vrtr rnmn
Sklho enstto, Scotlnnd.
I M k Tlftftr.
wore in tho smoking room, whore ho democratically drew no lines In making
everyone tils friend. A touching fenturo of tho trip, they ald, was tho dovo
tlon of tho millionaire to his daughter. He followed her nround continu
ously whenever ho wns on deck and was so dovoted and nttontlvo tho other
passengers described It aa nlmost pathetic.
On tho day preceding tho boat's arrival Mr. Carncglo, at tho ship's con
cort, first called for tho song "God Snvo tho King" nnd then nt his request
Mrs. Carnoglo read tho Bocond verso of America. When her volco died nway
ho recited tho samo linos, saying ho Is tho possessor of tho original manu
script written by F. Samuel Smith, which ho hohlH as ono of tho richest
prizes In tils possession. Then his volco blended with all tho others In sing
lug tho entire song.
Mr. Carncglo snld It was his one hundredth trip ncross tho Atlantic nnd
his eighth voyngo ns n passenger on bonol tho Haltlc. "Whon 1 camo to
America forty-odd years ago It was on board a sailing ship," said the Iron
master, "a great contrast to the fast and luxurious stenmshlps of today. Thero
has been n change In tho people hero, too. Thoy havo boen so sociable and
friendly. Tho proudest thing In my llfo Is thnt I am an American citizen."
pointed him a member of tho commission which settled tho long-standing dis
pute between tho United States and Groat llrltoln over tho Ilorlng sea Im
broglio. In 1895 tho Supremo court wns divided on tho question of tho constitu
tionality of an Incomo tnx. Tho lax wns pronounced unconstitutional by tho
close vote of five to four, thus rovorsliig n previous decision of tho court.
Justice llarlnn wns ono of tho four dissenting members nnd when ho gave his
opinion ho did It with a vivacity of manner and a pungoncy of "phrase which
rather startlod tho dlgnltlcd tribunal. In spite of his advanced age, ho has
no Idea of retiring from the bench and those who know his mental nnd phys
ical vigor ran discover no good reason why ho should.
WOMAN A COUNTY TREASURER
roer, so sho readily obtained a position In tho ofllces of the county clork
und county treasurer, ami there made tlio host of her opportunities. Sho con
Rented to run for tho office, but many of hor friends contended that she could
not hold tho otllco If elected. When the votes wero counted sho won out by
LM2 votes ngalntt two nominees. Thon came n snag, says Human Life, for
-when sho attempted to assume hor duties one of tho defeated candidates
refused to turn over tho oftlco. Suit was entered by Miss Jordan In the Su
premo court of the state, hovon Judges heard It. six concurrod In an opinion
fivornblo to Miss Jordan Tho contest excited consldorablo comment from
newspapers all over tho country beeaune of Us unusual foatures.
Miss Jordan Is tho first woman In Nebraska to hold such a rcsponnlb'i
William A. Gardner, who 38 year hro
struggled with the Morse code In a little rnllway
telegraph olllco nt Lemotit, III., tlio othur night
rode out of the CtilcnRii and Northwestern stn
lion on the president's special to Inspect tho
12,000 tnllm of track which sprawl over tho great
northwest iih fur oh tho Wyoming mountains. Two
he. '-a before that tho directors of tho rond hnd
mndo hltn president to succeed Mnrvln Hnghltt,
who wan given tho newly cronted itosltlon of .
chnlrmnn of tho hoard of directors.
Tho Htory of Mr. Gardner's rlso to tho plnco
na chief executive of tho Chicago and Northwest- I
em Is tho oonummatlon In reality of ono of tho
btiilnoss rumnncos of which every youthful telog-1
rapher dreams. I
money which Mr. unrunor couin con.
pay entclopo whloh tho present-day
of his llfo nn a rallrond man. This wan
Carnoglo, now seventyflvo years old, I
up to his UBual form, according to
those who saw him walking down tho gangplank
of tho llaltlc at her dock In Now York recently.
It was tho end of his ono hundredth voyngo across
tho ocean. Tho Ironmaster had greatly aged slnco
he went nbioad InBl Mny. kenning heavily on tho
arm of his secretary, ho stepped slowly and lies-
return rrom spending mo summer m
PasBcngors in tho llaltlc who havo been on
other voyages with Carnegie commented freely
on how lltllo ho wna seen on deck this trip. Ila
kept to his cabin most of tho tlmo nnd tho fow
appearances ho made oxcopt In the dlulng saloon
Tho most conspicuous figure on tho bench of
tho United Stntes Supremo court nnd ono of tho
most distinguished men In tho nation Is Justlco
John Mnrshnll Harlan, now nctlng chief justice. Ho
holds tlio record for length of scrvlco, having
boon nppolnted In November, 1877. Ho Is now
soventy-uoven years of age. Many men of hnlt
his ago might well onvy him his massive phyidquo
and tlio alurtncss nnd vigor of his mind. Ho Is
nn nrdent golfet and nscrlhes his wonderful health
to this game anil his llfo In tho open nlr.
Justlco Harlan Is a Kcntucklnn and began
practising lnw when he was only twenty years
of ago. During tho civil wnr ho saw service for
thrco ycarB as colonel of tho Tenth Kentucky
roglment. President Hnycs mado him a justlco
of tho Supremo court and President Cleveland ap
Valentino, Neb., Is pioud of tho woman whom
Cherry county elected county treasurer. Gertrudo
Jordan had served as doptity treasurer eight years
and thus enmo In closo touch with not only tho
politicians but tho rnnk nnd file, winning popular
Ity and later votes.
Mist. Jordan Is a native of Marahalltown. Iowa,
and her parents (now dead) woro of foreign birth,
a mixture of Scotch, Irish nnd Kngllsh. When
very young Bho wns taken to Dodge City, Knn
and there completed her schooling ns n graduate
of the local high school. Tnon sho faced the
world ns n wngo enrnur, beginning ns a teacher
In tho public schools of thnt city, going later to
Valentine In 1901. whore she continued to tench.
MIrs Jordan, being n progi esslve woman, early
felt tho cnll to n more wldonwake nnd public en-
j)y Marie Van Vorst
"Amnmlit of the Mill."
topjdgtil l'JUS, t J. II. IJpplDoott CtlOllUUJ',
nasll Tempest, world's greatest novelist
nnd poet, refusing to Ik further lionized,
sniils himself up In Craven, Ids country
home. Ills gloomy melltntlons nro bro
ken up by his housekeeper who has dls
obeyed his orders not to nilntlt nny one
to tliu house. The visitor Is Lucy Cnrew.
an American, who has coma to England
to write h study of the nuthor, but most
of nil to get n synopsis of his new suite
of poems, having ben promised a Rood
position with a magazine If successful.
CHAPTER I Continued.
Miss Cnrow leaned forwnrd, her
hands clasped before her.
"1 onco rond two poems of yours
masterpieces. They wero only nn
cplloguo nny ono could seo that thoy
woro tho forerunners of n longer
work, tho opening nnd sequence, I
havo eagerly been looking for tho oth
ers in vain!"
"You nro mad!" he blurted out rude
ly, and wnlked nway from her across
tho room, got In between tnblo nnd
window, hla hnck to her. After n sec
ond ho drow tho curtain nsldo and
exposed tho black, raln-covored pano
to tho room's light.
8ho wns not. slngulnrly enough,
frightened to death. It would bo too
much to say sho felt a power over
Mr. Tempest. She hnd It, however.
"Perhaps I am mad. I feel some
times ono must bo to comprehend and
bo sensitive to certain forms of beau
ty nnd greatness."
Mr. Tempest enmo slowly back Into
tho room, holding his hand over his
"Will you tell them for me your
public that there aro no moro vorscs
to follow theso? that there Is nothing
whntsoovcr to coma out of this mud
dled nnd mlsornblo brnln of Uasll
Tempest? Will you toll them that
Tompost Is novor to wrlto another
lino so long ns ho lives?"
Ho was conscious that Miss Carow
had rlson, thnt sho was standing not
far nway. Sho had gathered her cloak
on her arm.
"No," sho said distinctly. "I will not
tell them thnt."
His eyes still covered. Tempest
shrugged his shoulders. "Tell them
whnt you please, but will you go?
Now I thntik you but go you nro
very good very good nnd clover. I
hope I shall not baulk your career
women should not havo careers."
Ho heard n door close, tho portloro
fall. Ho uncovered his eyes ho wns
With nn Imprecation low nnd sin
cere ho stood for a moment, his hnnds
clinched by his side, his expression
dnrk and tcrrlblo. All likeness to
genius nnd good looks for It pos
sessed both wns gono from his face.
Ho seemed brooding on horrors. His
hntr fell over his brow, his head wan
bent, His eyes now showed blood
shot nnd full of tears. As strong ns
ho wns wenk, In his emotions, ho wns
now utterly Bwnyed by them. Llko n
boy, ho brushed nway his tenra with
tho back of hla hand. After ho had
stood so for what seemed to him a
i few minutes, nnd wns really n long
time, n gust of wind nnd rain struck
j violently ngnlnst tho window and he
atnrted. With no caro to put his dis
turbed countenance in order for curl-
' ous eyes, ho went out to find Mrs Hen
ly In her llttlo room, n corridor or so
"Whero la tho lady you forced upon
"Gone, Mr. Uasll."
"On foot nnd nlono In tho storm."
Mra. Henly's tone, If It could, would
have sent Miss Carow dryahod.
"What folly nnd stupidity! Why
did you permit it, Honly? You uso
Judgment nnd discretion whnt did
you let her go for llko that?"
"Sho would hear of nothing else, sir
sho seemed disturbed."
Without further parley he turned
on bis hocl and marched out to tho
cloakroom, hatted nnd cloaked him
self, and went from thero to tho stn
blca. Although It did not consume
half nn hour tho putting between
shafts and buckling up of the horso
Tempest fumed at tho groom and with
nervous haste himself thiew In rub
bor blnnket nnd rugs. It was pour
ing In sheets when ho enmo poking
out of tho stab's; tho mnn threw louse
the mare's head nnd tho fresh benst
started rapidly out Into tho roadway.
Tempest had asked for n horse not
ably neither his fnstest nor best, but
.1 sure nnlmnl who hnd eyes for the
lark like n cat's nnd who could hnvo
elt her way to Cravenford.
The master of Craven hardly hoped
o dlscer so soon ns tho park road
he guest so rudely nllowed to leave
lis doors. Even a poor walker would
i havo mndo tho drive nnd the turn into
the main road that led to Cravenford.
Nevertheless, ho peered, and as It was
far from dnrk It seemed needless to
lean forward as Tempest did to search
the roadside for so conspicuous nn ob
ject ns a pedestrian young woman of
no menu height or figure.
His horso pounded through tho mud,
bit well In her teeth, hor head down:
the short, Incessnnt rnln wns n spur.
Tompost thought of tho high heels of
the lady's hIioos, nnd grow hot with
shnino. "Feminine folly!" ho mut
tered. "What modorn twentieth-century
emancipation! A young woman,
not only Indopondont, but Becuro In
her lack of convention! Fancy ono
of our grandmothers nppearlng In
fichu and curls and crinolines nt n
man's houso nlone, unchnperoned!
Not only would this girl hnvo scorned
mo If I had dared show appreciation
of her sex, but It would havo boon tho
height or runinnism to havo been gnl
lant, tho nemo of ungnllnntnoss."
Yet ns ho inontnlly compared her to
the Btimmoned Imago of tho 1830 lady
Miss Carew lost nono of her nttrnc
tlveness In hor plain dress, tho shnrp
noto of whlto nt nock and wrists, tho
tnllle cambrce, tho svelto beauty of
"It's absurd," he muttered, "this
emancipation of women! Thoy'vo no
right or title to It. For example, now,
If I were not driving to her rescue,
whero would s)io bo. poor dear?" Ho
Bmlled. "Sho would molt In tho
As before hltn tho road grew Indis
tinct: "Gnd, I should havo fetched
Melton to drive, I can't mnko out tho
road. Sho must havo flown to have
gono bo well on to oscapo the boor
I was no wonder!"
Horo tho mnro shied violently, nnd
in holding tho cart to balanco nnd
quieting her Tempest nlmost fnlled to
seo tho cnuso of tho fright. Out of
tho rain and dnrkness n flguro on a
stone hnd risen.
"MIbs Cnrow!" (sho hnrdly recog
nized tho volco It was so full of llvo
welcome) "won't you get In nt onco
plenso hero, nt this side. I enn't
help you, unfortunately or lcavo my
seat. Can you manage It? sho won't
Miss Cnrew displayed nolther ill
tomper nor grudge. In n twinkling sho
hnd climbed Into the enrt was nt his
"You will let mo drlvo you bnck to
Crnvcn wnrm you. feed you, show
you hospitality. I am chagrined, Miss
Carow." Ho had started to turn.
"To tho Btntlon, please, If It Isn't
too much to link."
Ho wns sufficiently Impressed by
whnt ho believed wns the will of tho
modern woman 10 not gainsay her.
"I don't wish to obey you, but I
havo no choice. Put on this macin
tosh, please, and cover yourself with
this rubber there, over us both.
Thcro's n shorter cut to the town If
you will toll me If thero Is n stllo
just thero It would bo to tho right."
"Then wo turn hero nnd should
reach Cravenford In threo-qunrters of
nn hour. Hush." ho said as sho thank
ed hltn. "Trouble! I nm nshamed of
myself. Don't mnko mo feel moro bo.
Tell mo, If I nm not too curious, whero
you nro bound for?"
"To London to-night nnd to Amer
ica tho dny after ttf-morrow."
Tempest caught his breath. "You
menn you wero serious! You camo
to England to seo me, and are going
back on tho first Bhlp?"
"Yes," sho snld simply.
"Dut I novor honrd such, n venture!
Is nil reporting work llko thnt? Seven
thousnnd mllo for "
"Succobp yes," she finished. "I
supposo so. It seemed to them worth
It. I should, of course, havo suc
ceeded." "Dut you havo traveled before you
"Oh, yes," bIio snld. "I was In
school In Franco. I hnve traveled, but
I Jnvo nover been In England."
"You must ptny," ho cried cnthusl
nstlcly. "England's n garden this
county especially lovely. Why, Pen
Union cnstlo Is within two miles of
tnc Itaynes -nnd tho forest of
"I know," snld his companion
Hern to the west. low shelvintr to the sea.
nnd sho repented ono of Tempest's
sonnets written ID yenrs before Her
manner of speaking It was delightful,
undeclamntory, understanding, nnd
He said nothing when sho ceased.
Ho did not speak again until they hnd
entered tho smnll hnmlot of Craven
ford nnd drow up to the station under
a red lnntorn that swung from tho
eaves In tho rnln.
Two men In ralncoato stood smok
ing tholr pipes under the roof shelter.
At Tempest's "Hallo" ono of them
camo out to tho platform edgo.
"Is that you, Mr. Tempest, sir?"
"Yes, hold the mare, will you, Hams
dill?" "liioro'H bo no London train to
night, sir n hnccldont Slug Morses
wny. No trains out boforo to-morrow."
Thero was a moment's silence on the
part of tho peoplo In tho trap. Then
Tho Shnkuhnchl plnyers of Japan
are a privileged class of Itinerant
musicians. Their Instrument, a kind
of reed oboe, enjoys what Is perhaps
a unique distinction, It having been
adopted ns a unit of measurement, a
sixth of n sen, or nbout two feet
A peculiar headdress something
Ilka an Immense peach-basket hat
tho lady sold: "But thero nro other
trains, surely, to other stations?"
"Nono cither way to-night, m'm,"
reassured Mr Ilamsdlll.
Tempest svood up In tho cart and
shook out his lint, from which tho
wnter ran. Itnmsdlll nt tho mare's
bond pntted hor neck; tho swent run
ning from hor wot sides wns drowned
bnck on hor by tho rnln.
"I havo chosen Craven, Miss Carow,
In ardor that I might be qulto out of
tho world; It hns proved to mo often
that I havo succeedod, but novor so
thoroughly as to-night! There's the
stntlon, nn ntchoiise, nnd n few fnrms.
vou can't 8tny In any of thorn. We'll
drlvo back then at onco to warmth
Sho thnnked him nnd rof used to hear
of It. "I shnll Ttay In somo ono of
tlioso houses If thoy will havo mo."
He got out of tho cart.
"There's n II ro In tho station, ItnmB
"Lot mo hoi?) you out. Miss Carow.
Plcaso como In for a fow momonts
nnd let us seo each other, nnd get
out of this Infernnl dnrk."
Sho presented n pitiable sight.
Drenched through, hor hair clinging
to her fnco, hor clothing clinging to
her liko n vino to n tree. Ho ex
claimed with contrition nnd' nnger and
drow hor to tho fire, Into tho red
"You will bo ill your feot nnd
stocklrgs must bo dripping. Drink
this." Ho hnd his flnBk nnd forced her
to tnko n generous draught. To all
sho wns obedient.
"Now," ho said detormlncdly, "yon
must go bnck with me don't rctallato
s,o cruolly! Mrs. Honly will caro for
you llko n mother. 1 enn't leavo you
Hut wet, meok ns her drenched hair
mndo her look, her reddening cheeks
proved thnt all her blood was not
beaten out of her by the rain.
"You must leavo me here, Mr. Tem
pest." "I wish," ho said Impatiently, "you
aero not an American, nnd a modern
She turned her hnnds beforo tho
blnzo nnd ho saw how flno they wero,
how slender nnd distinguished.
"I nm both, however," sho replied
with a llttlo smile. "I hnvo failed, nnd
I nm going bnck."
Tempest, without further parley, I
went to tho door nnd called to Itams-
"Can your wife put this lady Miss I
Carcw up for tho night, Itnmsdlll?
(llvo her n good bed nnd somo hot
dinner nnd somo dry things?"
Tempest had mado of Craven and
the Ford a slirlne for nil tho county,
and for reasons moro human thnn for
his genius nlono was ndorcd.
"I expect inlssus'll bo plcnsed to,
"Come, then," he ordered over his
shoulder to the girl, In n tono as mas
terful ns If he hnd not been bontcn.
"Rnnisdlll hns n very decent cot
tage not half n mllo from tho castle
It's clean ntid well-kept nud Polly
She Presented a Pitiable Sight.
Rnnisdlll is n nice crcnture. I'll let
you stay there, or nt tho cnstlo." Ho
wnlted Impatlontly ns elio put her
foot on tho step of the cart. She
"Mrs. ItamsdlU's, please."
On tho long, wet wny bnck he said:
"I've been n boor; will you forgive
"You hnvo been most kind, Mr. Tem
pest." "No no tell mo, plenso, you for
"How can you nsk It? I should
never have bo forced myself "
"You do then I nm obstinate say
"Well, then, I do, of course, forglvo
you, Mr. TempesL"
"Will you provo it?"
"If I can."
Tho Rnnisdlll cottage, a typo of
hundreds of low-eaved, vino-covered
nestling houses, sent out Into the
rain Its ono ruddy star through a
small window-pane. As the cart ap
proached tho door oponed and a
cheerful bar of light cut Into the
(TO 11E CONTINUED.)
serves as a cool variety of mask, per
mitting the wearer to seo without be
ing seen a decided advantage to
such people ns have come down In the
world and nro undeslrous of publicity.
It also serves as a further dlctlnc
tlve featuro of this class of musician
to those who do not read tho descrip
tive matter which Is hung In from of
each player. Wide World Magazine.
1 ZS3 vfay WILBUR D NETE.IT
Luke Fergus claimed that theery wns th"
bnsls o' success.
He snld without a theery that all work
wux Just a guess.
Luke theorized some on farmln'. an" hU-
theerles sounded rlffht
Ills neighbors kep' on plowln' In th' field
from morn till night.
Luke never got no harvest, seemed ltk
nothln' tried to grow
An" so he give up farmln still bllveJ
his theery, though.
Then he got up a theery how th goyment
ought to run
An' got to mnkln' speeches culled htsselt"
Th Fnv'rlte Son."
Th' folks 'u'd come an listen, an' br
Jinks they 'elected him!
But when he tried his theerles. why. M
luck wuz mighty slim.
Th' gov'ment 's still a-runnln In tt res
ole old time way
Dut Luke declares his theery could b
worked so It 'u'd pay.
Luke thinks a lot o' music an' he stnrtsoT
.out Inst spring
To teach th folks his theery o" th' prop
er way to sing.
Well, sir, he wuz convlncln' but on day
he cleared his throat
An' then begun to warble, an' he couldn't
strike a note!
His slngln' school was ended, but hs
claims that he wur right
Xtccuz his theery proves that hs coulfl
sing with main an might
He made another theery Just a week or
Ho flggered out a airship that 'u'd flutter
to an' fro
Accordln' to his theery. An' ho started
out to fly.
Th' theery went to pieces 'for Luks.
Fergus got too high.
His broken leg Is knlttln'-on' he's thetr-
An' tollln' all th doctors how a fracturs-
should be setl
A neat paperweight for a Christmas
gift may bo mado by taking an old
gold watch and removing the works.
Then fill tho enso with ordlnnry con
crete, such ns Is used In mnklng rail
way retaining walls and bridges. Any
foremnn of construction will gladly
glvo you sufficient concrete If you go
to somo place whero that form ot
work Is being done. After tho con
crete hardens It may bo dislodged
from tho watch case nnd the work
Young housewives who hnve bad
luck with their first pics and find
thnt tho crust ennnot bo broken or cut
mny mnko clover uso of them. A.
simple scientific calculation will ahow
you how to lay out n sundial for your
locality. This dial may be carved la
the top of tho plo with n cold chisel.
If you hnve moro thnn ono plo mnko
several sundials and sell them U
Do not throw awny tho Inwn hose,
which you used Inst summer. Paint
It with gilt paint and cut It Into prop
er lengthB to framo pictures.
A handsome pair of car muffs for a.
Christmas remembrance may be matl
from tho crown of your husband's new
plush lint. Sow theso together, In
serting n plcco of wlro bent to mnk
them hold their shnpo. Then with a
sharp knifo cut out n hole targt
enough to permit the Insertion of th
A Sucjcjestlon. ' ' "
"We're going to have n horso ahow
In MnVch," bays the gentlemnn from
Sklddoopolls. Ind., "nnd I'm chnlrmnn
of the committee on awards. Now,
whnt I wnnt to do Is to devise some'
thing unusual nnd unlquo In tho way
"Yes?" replies his friend.
"Yes. Wnnt something that will get
tho women Interested."
"OfTcr a prize for the best driver."
"Dut wo want something new: 'some
thing" "That's what I'm getting nt Offer
n gold mednl for the womnn who can
drive n nnll without bnminerinK. her
"HI! You young scoundrel!" ex
clnlms the man brushing the rem
nants of the snowball from his hat.
"Why didn't you tell me you wero
nolng to throw thla way?"
"1 did, sir," replies the Inn, who la
a caddy In tho summer. "Didn't you
hear mo yell 'Foro?'"