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ESTIMATES SOLICITED
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Hamilton, Mont. 'Phone 95 L
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SERVICE TO PORTLAND
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I If you are going to the Coast—to Portland or California—
the electric-lighted "Northern Pacific Express," daily be
tween Chicago, Spokane, Portland and Puget Sound Cities
will furnisn through Standard and Tourist Sleeping Car ac
commodations to Portland and the Sound without change
ot cars. J his is one of the five daily electric-lighted trans
continental trains operated by the
Northern Pacific Ry
A la carte dining car service—cuisine famously good
Full information about tares and service and reservations of
space upon application to
S. R. WILSON, Agent, HAMILTON, riONTANA
Yellowstone Park Season 1910, June 15-Sept. 15 Annual Ro.eiFe.tlval, Portland, June CM
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John Winslow's
Surrender
How a Young Man Saved a
Fortune and Got
the Girl.
By HELOISE BRAYTON
Copyright. 1010, by American Press
Association.
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John Winslow, head of the house of
Winslow & Co., one of the largest and
wealthiest engineering (inns in Amer
ica. while sitting at his desk in his
' private office was handed a telegram
I which he read eagerly, and his eyt
I sparkled with joy. He had been bid
ding against the Eureka Bridge com
pany for the building of a large sec
tion of a western railroad, and the
message was an announcement that
liis bid had been accepted. lie expect
ed through tliis contract to double his
fortune.
j IIis first thought was to communi
cate the good news to the person lie
loved liest —the only one he loved in
the world. Mr. Winslow was a wid
j over with one child, a daughter,
"Kennedy!" called Mr. Winslow, toss
ing the telegram on his desk.
A young man responded to the call
to find his employer scratching a note.
When finished Mr. Winslow handed it
to him, tolling him to send it to his
daughter at once. Kennedy went out
side and looked for an office boy to
carry the note. Not finding one, he
put on his hat and went with it him
self. 11 is ring was answered by a
maid, who told him when he said he
had a note for Miss Winslow that he
would find lier in the drawing room.
She was practicing at lier harp.
A pretty girl sitting at a harp is an
attractive sight. Ned Kennedy was at
an age to be affected by such a sight
anil possibly magnified ils beauty. At
any rate, lie saw the vision of his life.
Years have passed since then, but to
tliis day he treasures it in liis heart—
the heart that in a twinkling passed
to the girl at tiie instrument.
And she? Before her stood a young
ster a few years her senior, with a
bright, honest face, a pair of ruddy
boyish cheeks and a smile that seemed
to her entrancing. He was holding
out a note to her. She arose, took the
note, recognized her father's writing,
opened it and read his announcement
that he had secured the contract on
which lie had spent most of his time
for the better part of a year.
"Oh, I'm so glad!" she exclaimed.
"But pardon me. Won't you be seat
ed ?"
"No, thank you. I must get right
back to the office."
"Did papa tell you he'd got the con
tract?"
"Oh. no; he doesn't tell me things.
I'm only his employee. But I'm very
much pleased to hear that he has suc
ceeded. I've done a lot of figuring for
him on that contract."
"Are you an engineer?"
"Yes. I was graduated last year in
the scientific school. Your father ap
plied for one of our class, and I was
assigned to him."
The young man looked happy, and
the girl looked happy and tried to
think of some more pleasant things
that lier father had said about him.
Though he declined to be seated, he
asked her if she would not play just
one piece on lier harp, and she did, or,
rather, she sang "Annie Laurie," ac
companyiug herself on lier instrument.
Any one who has heard that song ac
companied by a harp knows of the
depth of feeling there is in it. From
that moment to Ned Kennedy "Annie
Laurie" was none other than Elsie
Winslow.
When the engineer got back to the
office he discovered that he had been
with the young lady an hour, thinking
he had been with lier ton uiinutes, and
his chief was impatiently awaiting
him. Mr. Winslow asked him where
he had been so long, and he replied
that he had carried the note himself
since none of the boys was at hand.
Then lie threw out a danger signal in
a blush, but his employer failed to un
derstaud it.
Three months was the time specified
for the beginning of the contract work
During tliis period Winslow & Co
spent a fortune in materials and othei
preparation. While this was going or
Ned Kennedy and Elsie Winslow were
making all sorts of excuses to meet,
and within six weeks a mutual con
fession had been made and the lovers
were 111 terror lest Elsie's father should
discover the extent to which matters
had gone, for Elsie knew that she
would not lie permitted to marry any
one, especially a poor young engineer
earning $25 a week.
Such cases always run the same
course. The lovers think they are en
during no end of excruciating torture
hut they are not. When love torture
end prosaic marriage begins, and as
husband and wife the couple take in
finite pleasure in reading of other con
pies love tortures. The denouement
came in time. Ned Kennedy sent a
note to liis ladylove, not knowing that
her father was at home. Mr. Winslow
received it and took it to his daughter.
This time the danger signal was in
terpreted. Then Elsie threw herself
Into her father's arms and confessed
nil.
No one likes to be deceived. The fa
ther should have realized that stolen
fruit is the sweetest and had compas
sion. Instead he blamed ids employee
for what lu termed dishonorable con
duct and blamed ills daughter for keep
ing from him such an important mat
ter. She tried to excuse herself on
the ground that she was afraid to tell.
She really thought this was true. It
was not. She did not tell of her love
because she took pleasure in it, in
dulged clandestinely.
Mr. Winslow was so irritated with
Kennedy that he paid him his salary
and discharged him. lie supposed liis
action to be based on the young man
winning his daughter's love without
permission. He forgot that lie had
won the girl's mother in the same
way. The true reason was that he
was irritated because lie had been
stupidly ignorant of what was going
ou.
The day when a commencement on
tiie contract must be made drew near.
One morning Mr. Winslow while per
fecting his plans to make sure of the
smallest details had all his formula
spread out before him on a table. The
weather was cold and blustery, and a
fire of logs blazed on a hearth near
which lie had drawn ills table for
warmth. Opening I tie door to leave
the room for a moment, he met a
brisk current of air. When lie return
ed his papers had disappeared from
the table. Terrified, lie looked about
for them on the floor. Then in the
fireplace he noticed several bits of half
burned paper. Taking one of them
out. he found it to be a part of his
formula. Everything had been burned.
In one week he must begin work or
forfeit his contract. If it was forfeit
ed lie would lose not only the splendid
profit lie had expected, but thousands
upon thousands that he had expended
in preparation would be almost a total
loss—a loss that would bankrupt him.
There was but one tiling to do—he
must reconstruct liis plans. There was
no time to make new ones. The old
ones must be set down from memory.
Ho vas no longer young. Indeed, he
had reached an age where memory is
grown defective. He hurried a mes
sage to the telegraph office asking for
an extension of time. No reply came
till the next day. when he was wired
that it would be impossible to grant
his application.
When Elsie saw her father come in
at the front door that evening she
thought he was some broken down old
man she had never seen before. Tak
ing him in her arms, she supported
him to the library, where he sank into
a chair, while she knelt beside him
with lier arms about his neck. She
knew what liad happened to his pa
pers and inferred that ids application
for an extension had been refused.
"Father." she said, "I've something
to tell you. Listen. 1 wrote Ned Ken
nedy of tliis misfortune. Tliis after
noon 1 received a reply, which said:
"T can reconstruct the formula.'"
It seemed to Elsie that an electric
shock lmd been infused into her fa
ther's frame. With a bound lie sprang
from his chair.
"Can he?" lie exclaimed.
There was no room for wounded
pride, no words of regret at being
obliged to humble himself by asking a
favor of the man he had discharged
from his service.
"Where is he? Can you get him
now?"
Elsie sprang away to a telephone, in
a few minutes was in communication
with her lover, and in twenty minutes
more he was with them.
"Elsie says"— began her father.
"I know it," interrupted Elsie, rub
bing her hands gleefully.
"I have a good deal of the work I
did," said Kennedy, "in my room,
where I worked nights, odds and ends
of figuring. These will assist my mem
ory, and 1 am sure 1 can recall the
whole formula."
Mr. Winslow stood looking at tiie
young man in a dazed way for a few
moments, then caught him in his
arms and hugged him.
"You can! You can! I know you
an! That memory of yours! It's won
derful! When can you begin?"
'I'll go to my room and begin at
once."
"No, no; not there. Bring any figur
ing you may have here. Stay right
here till the work is finished."
Ned was followed to the door by
Elsie, where several minutes were lost
in a clinging embrace, prolonged in
the knowledge that from that time
forward they had the upper hand.
Then the lover ran all the way to his
room, snatched up a roll of papers he
had collected with this very purpose
in view and ran all the way back. Ho
found Elsie and lier father about to sit
down to dinner and joined them. Mr.
Winslow was absorbed in the matter
of the formula. He said nothing, ex
cept to interrupt Ned and Elsie occa
sionally, Who kept up a constant gab
ble, the old man asking if Ned thought
he could supply tliis detail and that
detail, and Ned always assured him
that he could, though with regard to
some of them he was not altogether
certain.
After dinner Ned was given a desk
in the library, with plenty of station
ary. Mr. Winslow insisted on helping
him, but Ned declared that he could
get on better alone. So at 9 o'clock
Elsie insisted on her father going to
bed to recuperate from the strain he
had been under and carried him off
upstairs. As soon ns she had tucked
him In bed she went down to her
lover.
There are youthful Idiosyncrasies,
one of which was illustrated by the
young couple. One would suppose
that they would both appreciate the
necessity of Ned at once getting at a
work of such vital importance to all
concerned. What did they do? Sat
In the same chair in each other's arms
till 2 o'clock in the morning. And
what did they say? Lot those who
have spent hours under the same cir
cumstances tell—if they can remem
ber. At 2 a. m. Elsie went to bed. and
Ned- worked till breakfast was an
nounced.
Nevertheless within two or three
days the formula was reconstructed.
Nod married Elsie and is now at the
head of the Winslow company.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS
HERBERT BRETHOUR
M. B., M. D., C. M.,
Graduate of University of Toronto
SURGEON
Office Crutchfield Building, Main St,
'Phone 63k and 2v
Residence—Ravalli Hotel.
Hamilton - - Montana.
DR. F. E. BUCHEN
Physician and Surgeon.
Office Over Ravalli County Bank.
Hamilton - . Montana.
DR. ROBERT L. OWENS
Physician and Surgeon
Office Over Flugstadt's Jewelry Store
Hamilton, Montana.
DR. C. R. THORNTON
Physician and Surgeon
Corvallis ... Montana.
J. M. CASSERLY, M. B.; M. D.; C. M.
Graduate University Toronto.':
Physician and Surgeon
Office over Ravalli County Bank.
Phone 65 X,.
Hamilton - - Montana.
DR. HERBERT L. BUCKNAM
OSTEOPATH
Graduate American School Osteopathy
Kirksville, Mo.
Offices Family Theatre block phone 96
HAMILTON MONTANA
DR. R. W. GETTY
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Graduate University of Pennsylvania
class of 1891. Residence Lester G.
Smith place, Doran addition. Office
hours 10 to 12 a. m., 2 to 5 p. m.
Office Grill block oyer Wagner's fur
niture store.
DR. G. A. GORDON
Physician and Surgeon
OFFICE IN CRUTCHFIELD BLOCK
Residence S. Seventh St.
HAMILTON, - - . MONT.
DR. V. E. O'NEIL
DENTIST
Office over Waddell & Grover's
Hardware Store.
Telephone 74Y
Hamilton : Mont.
DR. JOHN A. PHILLIPS
DENTIST
.Office over Citizens State Bank.
Phone 61
Hamilton : Mont.
D. P. MILLIKEN
Veterinary Surgeon
Am prepared to treat all dise ises of
Domestic Animals!
Office: Swayze's Livery
Residence Phone 12k|
Calls Answered Day or Night.
MRS. M. HINCHCLIFF
Practical Midwife and Nurse
Forty Years' Experience.
Residence. North Third Street,
Hamilton - - Montana.
W. P. BAKER
Attorney at-Law
Probate Business a specialf'
Office in Court House,
Hamilton - - Montana.
EDWARD D. NOONAN
ATTORNEY' AT LAW
Johnston Building, Main St.
HAMILTON MONTANA
M. F. GUINON
LICENSED OPTOMETRIST
Room 3 : Hotel Hamilton
HAMILTON, - MOMT.
HARRISONS LORD, OLNEY J. HAWKINS,
Consulting Engineer. Engineer In Charge.
WESTERN MONTANA ENGINEER
ING COMPANY.
U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor
Civil Mining and Irrigation Engineers
Bitter Root Valley Map
Phone 95 L. Hamilton, Mont.
Henry J. Hamill
ARCHITECT
Box 777 .
Hamilton
Mont
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You will be surprised when you
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In buying Sealshipt Ovsters, re
member that there is no "liquor"
—nothing but solid meat. The
"liquor" is what spoils common
oysters. It is melted railroad ice.
If you ordinarily buv ovsters by
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Come into our store and see our
silent salesman. While here ask
for a copy of our book "Seaside
Oyster Dishes." It gives many
shore receipts.
City Meat Market
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FEED
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Or want a nice conveyance, Cali
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Stable in rear of Hotel
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Hamilton, Montana.
Don't
have your watch tinkered.
BARRON'S in his new
location now where he is
prepared to do first class
work.
So. 2nd St.
Ravalli
County
Capital $50,000.00.
OFFICERS
W. W. McCrackin, President,
Geo. McGrath, Vice-President.
M. A. White, Cashier,
Geo. K. Dick,
Assistant Cashier.
Ueneral Banking Business Transactad
INTEREST PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS
HAMILTON, MONTANA.
-CITY DRAY
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All work entrusted to our care wil
be sueedily and satisfactorily done
Prices reasonable.
Phone sf
•B' is for BLISS.
Bliss stands for
best—best family
medicine.
Bliss Native Herbs
strikes at the root of
disease by purifying
the blood. -
It restores wasted
tissues; strengthens
every organ.
A tablet at night;
next morning feeling
bright.
Faithfully used will
banish Rheumatism,
Constipation, Dyspep
sia, Kidney and Liver
Disorders.
Be sure you seoure
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Herbs—in a yellow box
bearing the portrait of
Alonzo O. Bliss.
200 tablets $1.00.
Money back if not
satisfied.
Ask the Bliss
agent.
MRS. M. HINCHCLIFF
HAMILTON - - MONTANA

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