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rr THE DODGE CITY TIMES Subscription, $2 per year, in advance. NICHOLAS B. KLAINE, EDITOR. THE MODEL GASniER. He lov c-tf to trach in Sunday-school The straight an I narrow wa ; He lov ed to ftli the chiHren sins; Honlso loved to pray. Up never used tobacco, and Ho never drunk h drop: nts excellent deportnu nt put In shade ou r Turv cj drop. From swe pins out ho roe until He mined the hisrhest runt; Was trusted nn 1 res petted As tho Custikr uf tho Hank. And then he handled millions; Itun the tauincss alone; And from bid bouse to W all street Had a private telephone. Tho sleepy old PIreitors Once ayeur expressed content: And sometimes totu red In tho bank Theated President. Tcinjrs ran alontr as uual: All conndt nco was placed In this tho jrre itet tlnancier That cro u Isink had trract-d. Till enme the shock which orerwhelmed Directors, l'residmt. And all the world this flno Cashier Had stolen nut acrtit. yurrittoicn Ifcrotd. THE NEW HOAUDER. It was not Ion;; after the diamond rob bery that lie came, and his coming, giv ing us as it did something new to talk about, might hav e been regarded as a blessing, tor w e bad all speculated and surmised and w ondcred about that rob ber' until the subject had been worn threadbare. The story is briefly told. Miss Cartw right, a wealthy lady of ma ture years, had been at our boarding bouse on a visit to her married sister, much j ounger than herself, and on go ing away had at this sister's request left her diamonds for the latter to wear at a charity ball the following week. But before the ball did come off it was found that the diamonds had disappeared, and thereupon every sympathetic heart in the boarding-house bled for poor Mrs. Bronson, the married sister, and began to git c advice to Mr. Itronson as to the lst method of recovering the lost ievv- ois. uiu Jir. uartwright came down from the country. svv ore a nrcat deal (tbe diamonds were worth $3,000), de nounced the bouse as a den or thiev es, and was thereupon ordered out of it by the indignant landlady. Mrs. Bran son's hysterical ravings had given way to a gentle melancholy; Mr. Kronen had said the whole affair was a horrid nuisance, and he was sick of it; Miss Molette, our boarding-house beauty, had begun to yawn at any mention of the matter, and Mrs. Banks, the land lady, had ceased to make tho daily re mark that such a thing had never hap pened in her house before. The new boardei was from the conn try. His clothes were country-made, his gait was suggestive of the plow. His hair had been cut at home, and above all his face had that look of back woods innocence, that letter of recom mendation which Nature writes for tho rustic and which tho grown-up gamin of the city must needs make his way without. "Oh, isn't he a darling!" exclaimed Miss Molette, tho day after his arrival. "When I went down to dinner yester day with my train on and he dropped his knife and fork to stare at me, I felt that that was a compliment worth hav ing." "Now, Lady Clara Vcro do Vere," said Mr. Steele, a newspaper man,, "don't go to breaking a country heart' for pastime after it comes to town. If that youngster would follow my advice, lie w ould take the back track to-morrow. If he stays here there will be a number one jilowman spoiled to make avery infenor salesman, to sav nothing of the probable damago to his young affec- 1 "ave him that very advice ester- day cvenimr." observed Mr. Thornton, a commercial traveler, vvho sometimes ' made short stays at our boarding-house. ' "The fellow came to me after dinner, I and after informing me that he felt ' ful lonesome asked humbly if I would let him talk to me. Blaze away,' said I, and thereupon he liegan to give mo his history with that of all his relations throw n in. Ho happened to mention incidentally that he had brought all his money vv ith him, whereupon I warned him of the dangers of tow n life, telling him among other things of the diamond robbery, lie took a vast amount of in terest in the diamond affair, and asked no end of foolish questions. However, when I told him what the jewel were worth he grinned, shook his head, and remarked that I couldn't fool Aim with my big talk, as he knew something about uch things. His cousin Nathan hail bought a diamond shirt-pin last time ho was in New York, and it was a French diamond at that." "It takes thc-e country folks to know it all." observed Mr. Steele. "I hope the fellow won't take to hanging around me. for I do hate a fool." "Poor joung man." sijrhed Miss Prince, our school-ma'am boarder. "It i a shame for an innocent creature like that to come walking into a trap as it wire, and be ruined by gamblers and sharpers." "1 don't know what jou mean by such talk," exclaimed Miss Molette. " I am sure there are no gamblers or sharpers in this house." "It ho will only let whisky alono he , may get along," observed Mr. Thorn- ion nelore -Miss 1 nnce could give one of her Usual meek answers, "but if the f.ist men around town find out that he has money, they will do all they can to make him drink, and then the first thing he know s he w ill bo cleaned out. I shall give him another hint that he had better take care how he lets himself be roped in. but I know it will be throwing wonls away, as those sort of fellows never listen to reason." And so it would seem in the case of young Billings (that was the now board er's name), who in a cry few days after his arrival was seen in very shady company, indeed. "Walking arm-inarm with one of Carevv's gang," so Mr. Thornton remarked casually to Mr. Steele, " and as drunk as a coot." "Poor, misguided ereatureP' ex claimed Miss Pri.ice. Get Miss Molette to take him to a temperance meeting," suggested Mr. Thornton. "Ho follows her about in tegular Mary's-littlc-Iamb fashion. I don't think I ever saw a more sickening caso of spoons." " He is pretty far gone, that's a fact,' exclaimed Mr. Steele. "But I believe it is her dress that has captured his heart." "She docs dress uncommonly well for a cirl vvho clacks awav all day at a type-writer," observed Jlr. Thornton. "However, I suppose her relations give her an occasional lift, and it is only right and proper to dress up a hand some girl and get her married off. Don't you remember that Miss Kline who was here last winter? That girl hadn't a cent to her name, and wasn't so wonderfully pretty cither, but a sen sible old aunt kept her dressed up with in an inch of her life and the conse quence is she is to be married cry shortly, so I hear from Miss Molette, to one of the richest men in It ." "Yes," observed Miss Prince, "she is to be married at her aunt's houe in It , and Miss Molette has been invited to the wedding. Poor Mr. Billings looked quite blank w hen he heard that Miss Molette was going to It , and asked if he might not accompany her, but she would not consent." "I bet a horso he'll follow her," ex claimed Mr. Thornton. "Ho is just fool enough to do it." And, indeed, this seemed to be the case, for tho day Miss Molette went away her admirer was missing al-o. "I wonder what she will do with her elephant." observed Mr. Thornton. "Send for the police. I hone," said Mr. Bronson. "That fellow is snch a confounded fool there is no putting up w ith him." "I don't di-like the creature," ob served Mrs. Bronson. "I know he lacks polish, but then them is some thing sympathetic about him." "He is always thankful for being no ticed," returned Mr. Bronson. "It is a mv'stcry to me how Mis3 Molette can endure to have him about her so con- tiuu-Jly." "Mis3 Molette would flirt with the tongs," said Mrs. Bronson, rather more sharply than she usually spoke. When Miss Molette returned alone from tho wedding her fellow-boarders wished to know wliat she had done with Mr. Billings, and were snrnn'ed to learn that she had not seen him. He did not make his appearance on that day, and on tho next ho was forgotten for tho time being, for the diamond robbery had again become a topic of all-absorbing interest. . Bracelet and ring had been found by the police in the possession of the proprietor of Carevr's saloon and the ear-rings safely stow cd away in Miss Molette's writing desk. These vv orthies vv ere now lodged in jail as the receivers of stolen goods. The thief had lied, having, so it was supposed, received timelywamingfrom the prosecuting parties. "I always suspected that Bronson gambled," observed Mr. Thornton, in commenting on tho affair, "but I didn't suppose he had got so low down as to pay his gambling debts with stolen jew els. And the mv stcry to mo is how that Molette woman came by the ear rings. Bronson didn't seem to bo par ticularly sweet on her." ITils remark was addressed to the. company in general, and to the surprise, of the others Mr. Hunter, the school master, ansvv ered it. "That mystery is soon explained. Miss Molette. who happened to be one of Carevv's decoy-ducks, knew of tho diamond transaction, and threatened to blab (there was a rcw anl offered, ou know) if she w ere not paid for holding her tongue." " How did J ou hear this?" asked Mr. Thornton. " From Billings," was the reply. "Billings?" "Yes; it was by my advice that ho was sent for. and I had a fifty-dollar bet vv ith old Cartw right that he w ould find out about tho matter in less than ten das. He came only on condition that Cartw right woulil go home and that I would not claim acquaintance with him as long as ho staved here. The hrst thing he did after his arrival was to spot Miss Molette. who was dressed far too expensiv ely for her visi ble means of support. He followed her around, and of course in the way of business sho soon introduced him to Carew and some of tho rest of that gang; then after losing money pretty freely and getting dead drank (nobody can play at that better than Billings), he managed to overhear more in I arew's den than was intended for his cars. Then he followed this girl to It , went to the wedding as a hired waiter and saw her with the stolen ear-rings in her ears. This clinched the matter, and after notifying tho Cartw rights, so they might give Bronson warning to get out of the way. he let loose the police on the others, and tho conse quence is Miss Cartvvright his h'-r dia monds. Mrs. Bronson is rid of a worth less husband, and Carcvy and his girl will retire for awhile into extremely private life." "Then Billings isn't a country fellow after all?" said Miss Prince. "No only one of the smartest men in the secret service." Clara Marshall, in Our Continent. m m m Soisj Places for eU. Birds, like individuals, sometimes perform curious freaks. Tvvoj ears ago a pair of sparrows built a nest in the great gong at the Philadelphia and Erie ltailroad Station, at Williamsport The nest was built on a cross bar near the center of that celestial instrument, and it mattered not how loud it was rung or tiounded by the oiwrator. thev did not show any surprise or alarm, bufratlicr seemed to enjoy the deafening noise it produced. After they hail finished their nest and sot fairly to liou-ckecnin'r. a pair of bclligercnt"blue birds made war on tncni. and after several desperate battles succeeded in dislodging the sparrows and driving them away, when they took possession and raised "a brood of young birds in the gong. This w as a remarkable part of tho curious freak, as spurows are not generally dislodged by other birds, but usually drivo them away anil take possession themselves. Tho fo!I6wing year the blue birds came back again, took posses-ion of the old nest, and commenced preparing to o to housekeeping, but the nest vvas torn down and thef birds driven awav on ac count of tho dirt they made This car a pair of sparrows are builj engaged in building a new- nest In thogong, with the evident determination gf inhabiting it during the hatching season. As they seem to have such a curious fancv fui the noisy instrument, they will not be disturbed. "Nearby tho gong a large lamp is suspended ;rpm the ceiling, on the top of which a pair of robbins are now busily engaged in building a nest. They do not nund tro 1 ghting of it at night IKUlurjh Tel grujji. Yellow linen lace trim3 many of the new spring bonnets. The patterns are in thick, raised figures, resembling guipure lace in design. late Fashion Softs. Tho new Alpine hat called the Mon tagnanle. with high-peaked crown and broad brim shading the eve. is to lw a very popular chapcau at the seaside this summer. Sumatra straw is a new braid vv hich has the appearance of heavy canvas and is of a -oft shade of beige or buff. This; new fiber is quite as popular ns Manilla or Belgian straw. All dressy bodices for oung ladies aro laced at the back; they open ina square or heart-shanc in front, and are usually bordered with lace, embroidery, or beaded appllquo bands. tour uuiercnt materials, liirmonizwr in color and effect, are sometimes used upon new French wraps. Two mate rials at least are used, and few outsidu garments are exhibited vv hich are niado wholly of one fabric. Summer silks of light texture are now show n vv ith grotind-w orks of oliv e.clarct. moss green, marine blue and golden brown, with handsomely executed de signs of birds and flow era printed in natural colors upon their surface. Itaw silk in Itoman plaided design showing artistic combinations of color are much used for children's and joung misses' spring costumes. Somo of the handsomest of these are made up in conjunction with dark myrtle-green civet. Stvlish traveling costumes aro ex- llihitpil. mm!., nf Vinnmin nt n iNrlr almond color, a neutral shade of beigf. or pale silver-gray, with waistcoit, pelerine cuffs, and bias band for tho tunic, made of plush of a contrasting color. Largo Gypsy lionnctsofTuscan straw, adorned with plaques of cream-colored Spanish lace, nodding ostrich-tips of p lie willow-green, anilbunches ot pink oleander blossoms, are novel and tintty. The brim inside is faced with pale pink surah veiled with Spanish lace. Favorite artistic combinations of color are pale green anil silver, turr,uoise bine and violet, and coperred and Vandyke brown, fawn color with gold, sage green with heliotroHi and silver, olive with coral pink, sapphire blue with amber, and amber with willow green, and but tercup j cllow with black or Venetian ted. Parisian-diamond buckles are exten sively worn upon the dainty little Span ish sandals and Beatrice shoes, and the short dresses now worn show to great advantage both buckle, sand il, and ex quisitely embroidered silk stocking, which with tho most fashionable just at present is of a soft silvcrgray, embroid ered with pale blue forget-me-nots cr tiny scarlet star blossoms. Lawns and dotted muslins are mado with many narrow, gathered flounces around the skirt and above this a birred Mother Hubbard basque, or a pointed waist, with full psniers at tached to the sides. Over this pointed waist is placed a Marie Antoinette lichu. edged with lace, crossed over the lwsom and fastened w ith a wide bow and ends of watered ribbon matching the shade of the dress. A fashionable, but inexpensive walk ing costume is mado of black cashmere. The dress is cut in short priiicesso style, with deen-kilted flounces edeed with black moire. Above this is draped a wide sash of black watered ribbon, which is carried to the back and tied in n large bow. with long ends falling over the skirt. Over the shoulders is placed a shoulder cape of moire, lined with surah, and fastened with a cord and tas sel of chenille and jet Pretty mountain dresses are made ot silver-gray ladies cloth, with shirred Mother Hubbard capes, lined with scar let The skirts are short and nuito plain, and the jaunty tunics are faced w ith scarlet and caught up high at each, side with small silver buckles. Around the wal-t of tLocIose-Gtting shepherdess basque-bodice is twined a scarlet cord and tassel, from which, at the left side, depends a good-sized reticulo or poucbj designed both for ue and ornament Tho Polignac habit, with long panel fronts reaching almost to the foot of tho dress skirt, with short habit baypte at tho back, may bo w om with any ele gant skirt, whatever the stylo or ma terial. It is exceptionally flegant in white or cream-colored moire, trimmed w ith soft, full ruches and frill of rich lace, or made of satin, hand-paintctl or embroidered, in several shades of silk in a Louis XIV. design and wornovera skirt matching one of tbe colors of the embroidery. X. J". Eccmnj 1'oit.