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The Iron-Worker’s Daughter
BY HOWARD FORRESTER. CHAPTER Vl.— (Continued.) Gripp glanced from one to the other. It was a #ignificant glance he cast upon Atherton, however. The latter reddened, then gp*w pale a* he turned to the young man. A meaning smile illuminated Gripp’s evil face. Mayberry, noting it, marveled wTat it meant, but the next minute Mr. Gripp disappeared. “Would he avail himself of any infor mation he may have obtained listening to you?” Mayberry had doubts of Mr. Gripp. He d--ired to hear what the puddler thought. “Would he? Would a cat steal cream? Would a dog steal a bone? I believe ilrippWould cheat his own grandmother.” Atherton’s tone was tense with excite ment as he added: "But if he does steal my idea—well, he'll never rue it but once.” “In that case, what you and I must do is to gor to work at once. Like you, I wouldn't trust Gripp, further than I could throw a church by the steeple." Then they, too, left the restaurant, and as they walked on they talked about the .plans for demonstrating the value of Ath -erton's process. Presently Mayberry •said: “Would it not be as well for us to set tle on something? .Say, for a considera tion, you give me authority to represea* you—or give me the refusal of your pat ent for so many days. In rase I do not ■dispos- of it to your satisfaction, or suc ceed in interesting men who have means ’o give the process a thorough triai, then that will end it.” “That is business-like, too.” “I could now the paper to the person I have in view.” “To be sure. I’ll give you any time in geason." “Say thirty days.” “Or sixty, for that matter. Say sixty days and done with it.” “Let us step in here. I know these peo ple very well. Atherton looked at the sign over the ioor. I* read “Mead Bros. & Cos.” "I will be obliged to you for a piece of paper and pen and ink.” said Mayberry to a clerk who occupied the front office, and who nodded to Mayberry smilingly. The clerk passed the articles toward him, -and Mayberry hastily penned the paper he deemed necessary to the business in hand. He finished the writing, passed a •dollar to Atherton, and the last-mention -ed was placing it in his pocket, when his glance followed that of Mayberry’s, who was gazing curiously at some person in the inner office. Atherton's eyes were turned in that •direction also, and be beheld a man talk ing earnestly to the eldest of the Mead Brothers. Mr. Mead was nodding slow- Ij. but approvingly. The man who was talking to him was speaking earnestly and rapidly. His back was to the door, which was opened that instant by one of The clerks. Mayberry and Atherton could hear Mr. Mead’s response. It was ut tered in very clear, distinct tones. “If your invention is what you claim, you may cousider me good at any time for from twenty to forty thousand to begin with. Convince me—make me see through your eyes—and I will advance all that may be required.” “Theu I need go no further.” “Not if you desire to do business with me.” “Precisely. Wo understand each oth er. 1 will call in to-morrow—at any hour must convenient to you.” “Make it the same as to-day.” “Good day, Mr. Mead.” “Go id day.” The man turned and beheld Athertou and ftlayberry looking straight at him through the door. It was Jackson Gripp. Wheu Mayberry glanced at his compan ion, Atherton was deathly pale, and trem bling. Whether it was with passion— whether he was trembling with angeV or fear, or both. Mayberry could not deter mine. Atherton suddenly bade his youug companion good day. and hastened out of the office alone. Mayberry asked himself the second time that day why Atherton was excited in Gripp'# presence. It was plain that be could cot look on Mr. Gripp unmoved. And now there was no room to doubt Mr. Gripp's aim and true character. He was trying to sell Atherton’s process. More than that. He was dealing with -he very man Mayberry had resolved to speak to first concerning the new pro- N-SS. While Mayberry was turning these things over in his mind. Mr. Gripp passed <ut, und turned in the same direction Atherton had disappeared. CHAPTER VII. Arthur Mayberry was at a loss to know what to do—whether to enter and broach :lic subject uppermost iu his mind to Mr. Mead, or call the next day. Then, with the impulse born of youth aud hope, he resolved to determine the .-tatter then and the*e. He entered the oner office, and inquird if he could have audiehce with Mr. Mead. One of the lerks inclined bis head to the door of Mr. Mend’s private room, and Mayberry en , cml Mr. An ad greeted him cheerfully. *T 'have called upon a business mat •er, Mr. Mead. I will occupy as little .if your time as possible.” “If it concern you. there is nothing pressing mo just now,” said Mr. Mead, in a kindly tone. “It is concerning anew process fir making iron.” “Ah! Your own?” "Oh. no! 1 am sorry to say I am not ■;ble to invent, or likely to discover, any 'hiug so valuable is the Idea I desire to interest you in." “Well?” Air. Mead looked so frank and kindly hat Mayberry was induced to speak free y and at great length. He outlined—de scribed all that Atherton’s process would accomplish. He was unable to enter iuio details; that was left to the practical man the discoverer of the new process. There was something in Mr. Mead's manner—it was his siieuoe, possibly ~* that puaxled the young man. *”Kbis is not your idea, you say." “it is an idea a puddler named Ather :o has worked out.” “Are you sure it is his id*M?” Mr. Mead was silent. Mayberry recall ed the language Gripp had been answer ed in. observed a gentleman here a few <nUnties ago?" T did—Mr. Gripp.” “He has the same idea. He professes to be able to accomplish the same re sults in the same time.” Mayberry was surprises!. Not because he thought the act foreign to Gripp’* dUv position and character; he was surprised, now that his worst apprehensions were realised. lie was decisive, however. It was ome of the peculiarities cf Arthur Mayberry that whatever he took m hand he carrie-* out. “Well. this simplifies the situation won derfully. Mr. Mead. Will you please look at thatr He presented for the manufacturer's iaapectioa the paper Atherton wrote his Mgnature on in Mr. Mead’s front office a fwm ■tnutes earlier in the day. “This is quite dear. I understand the cape. I think." "*The idea can’t be Mr. Gripp’s sad Mr. Athvrtoo's, too?” “No” “It has been stolen by one from the other.” "I confess the same thought has oc curred to me." "And because Mr. Gripp has the first—" “No. You are wrong. Really. I hare pc idea who is entitled to the discovery.” “But. since Mr. Gripp hat been before me, you very naturally ask yourself how many more may hare an inkling of the new process Atherton claims.” “Exactly.” “Would Air. Atherton himself be able to convince you who has the sole claim?” “I would have to hear Gripp’s story, also. ’ “If I could inform you when and where Mr. Gripp obtained all the information he possesses on this subject, and the real discoverer would corroborate every state ment I make, would you be satisfied?” “Certainly. Your word would be am ple, Air. AI ay terry.” “Well, then, it simply resolves its?lf into this: I will demonstrate that Air, Gripp never dreamed of such a thing as this new process until the last hour —that all he knows he learned t’rom a conver sation between Mr. Atherton and myself the past hour.” “This puts Gripp in a very bad light— very.” “He puts himself in a bad light.” “Yes—yes— to be sure. But it is none the less disagreeable to think of.” "To a man like you, A:lr. Alcad. who has earned all you own by square, straightforward dealing, it must be dis agreeable. I now pronounce Jackson Gripp a thief. And in good time I will prove him a thief. Can you give me a hearing to-morrow?” “Yes—call at least an hour earlier.” Arthur Alayberry walked, away, resolv ed to expose Gripp’s rascality. He was walking quickly, liig mini intent on Gripp’s hardihood and cheek, when he encountered his fellow-clerk, Parker, aud two young ladies. One of the ladies was soon to be Airs. Parker, the other was her sister. May berry saluted the group, and stopped to exchange greetings, when the young la dies turned to look at one of their own sex. “Such a pretty girl!” “Pretty! she is more than pretty,” said Parker’s affianced. “She is a beauty.” “If she was only as well dressed as she might be.” "Dress or no dress,” persisted Parker’s affianced. Miss Bruce. “Nan, if I had that girl’s face and figure, I’d not give a groat for fine dress. Ami not right, Air. Alayberry?” Arthur Alayberry blushed furiously. Ralph Parker laughed. “Who is it, Mr. Parker. I am dying to know.” “Well, I don’t think Alayberry ever spoke to her in his life, but he saved that young lady’s life the other day at the risk of his own. She is the daughter of one of the workmen in the mill.” Then they besieged him, woman-like, until he told them the story. In the meantime Alayberry was making his way to a friend's office, a young law yer in whom he could confide, aud whose friendship had been manifested in divers ways and on numerous occasions. But his mind was not occupied alto gether with Atherton’s new process. Ath erton’s daughter was in the foreground. Her light step, her bright, beautiful face, with her wonderful clear eyes, that seem ed to look through him at a glance, was before him. And now, since the Aliss->s Bruce pro nounced her pretty, he knew it was rot fancy on his part. He was thinking of her, of the marvelous manner iu which she escaped a horrible death through bis instrumentality, when, upon crossing a street, they were brought face to face. Was it fancy? No. She blushed when he doffed his hat quickly, s-aying: •’Aliss Atherton.” “Air. Mayberry.” Then she passed on, while the youug man repeated her name to himself. "Atherton —Atherton. That’s as good as any name in the city—sounds as fine, even if she is a puddler's daughter. A puddler’* daughter!’’ he addl'd mentally. "Pooh! in a land where a rsilcutter may be, has made himself. President, the daughter of tuy honest workingman may become the foremoat lady in the country.” Then his pulse quickened as he thought he would have the pleasure of seeing and speaking to her iu the evening. lie would be compelled to see Atherton, to arrange for their interview with Air. Alead on the morrow. And if there was no one else— why could he not pay his court to this young girl? Who hud a better right? Aye - -who bad as strong a claim on her? Then he blushed again, for shame, that an act of spontaneous sympathy—an act almost ’ eroic—should be by him placed on the scales, to be weighed against the love that canes, and is, unsought. He called upon his young friend, who was, indeed, more profoundly versed in the law than many an old practitioner, and related all that had transpired—the conversation Gripp had evidently over heard, and the use he had made immedi ately of the knowledge he bad thus sur reptitiously acquired. “We can make Air. Gripp sing very small,” said the youug lawyer. “That is au easy matter. Tell you: friend the puddler he need not worry over Air. Gripp in the least.” It was not until he was in the street again, aud alone, that Alayberry sudden ly remembered his engagement with his triend aud fellow-clerk. Parker. "There is but cue thing for me to do,” said Mayberry to himself. "I must see Atherton before supper, or not later than supper time at the most.” Then he asked himself, as bis steps were lightened by the anticipation of an early meeting with Aliss Atherton, if there was such a thing as love at first sight, and he pretended to think he was a fool; but all the while he was planning how he could manage to dress so as to look his best, before supper, and yet be in time to meet his friend Parker and kc. p his engagement with that young man. “Hang it!" Arthur Mayberry exclaimed mentally. “Now I know what they meau when they talk about love and business being too much to manage at one time.” CHAPTER VIII “Ah! Pray come in.” Was she pleased to see him again so soon? There was nothing in her manner save surprise. The “Ah!” escaped her lips ere she could control herself. "My father is not in. I am looking for him every minute." Now that he had a good opportunity to observe her. she was not in the least flur ried. He was the one who felt ill at ease. She was calm, composed. Aud she was the first to speak again. How easily she led the conversation. "What a delightful day it has been.” “Very. I hope you. enjoyed it.” “I always do. I don’t think anybody enjoys ~xd weather, or gets more good out of an shine, air. a beautiful sky—-all that we Ci. , sec — Shan I do.” "1 see yon manage to get some good out of boks.” “I do. I can live with hooks —but you owe something to the world. It isn't at all necessary to be a bookworm; do you think it isr He said he did not. Then, gradually, bat very naturally, the conversation drift ed into an exchange of views, of likes and dislikes, of favorite authors, and then how strange the sensation was to him. it was altogether sew—Arthur Mayberry discovered he wai not as familiar with the excellencies of several aoied authors as M iss Atherton, who, however, never quoted a line. She was so simple, so un affected. and so genuine in her manner, that he said to himself. “How this girl would astonish the Bruces and their art if they could only hear her." From which it may be inferred he was head ©Ter heels in love, as indeed he was. As lor Miss Atherton, she regarded him as one of the handsomest and most intel ligent and unaffected young men she had met. And once or twice she remembered tmn but for him she would not be sitting there talking to him. Her father was unaccountably delayed, she said, but the time sped very fast, end it was very agreeable to sit and talk to a young man who did not use superfluous words, or laugh at his own dull jokes, or weary one with commonplace remarks. It was a surprise to him when he learn ed, incidentally, that she was going to the concert that evening. lie was jealous in an instant. Who could he be? What sort of a fellow did he lok like? Some rough, coarse fellow, posibly, not at all fit to wait on a girl who displayed such taste as Miss Atherton revealed. He was consumed with curiosity. And he was very careful to conceal the fact that he was going to the concert. The simple *ruth was that Atherton was very fond of music. He was devot ed to music in his youth, and even tow was a member of the church choir, in which his daughter’s voice was accounted the finest. Atherton and his daughter rarely missed a fine concert or new opera. But how could Alayberry know this? “I fear I may interfere with your ar rangements if I :emain longer,” said Alayberry, rising. “If you refer to the concert”—she smil ed—“l don’t think I ever required more than fifteen or twenty minutes, at most, to get ready to anywhere.” Alayberry thought of the long "half hours” he had sat iu sundry parlors, wait ing the appearance of his lady friends. They were getting on famously, these two —yet not a word had been uttered that could possibly indicate their estimate or appreciation of each other, when suddenly the door opened and Atherton entered. As his eyes 11 upon Alayberry, his man ner underwent a change. Instead of wel coming him, instead of holding out his hand, he said in a constrained manner: “We meet once again.” Alayberry, scarcely knowing what to at tribute the change to, answered at ran dom: “Yes, twice in the same day.” Then he remembered how much was at stake, and plunged into the h'srt of the matter. “Air. Atherton, I have made an appoint ment for to-morrow, when we will call on Mr. Alead.” “To-morrow.” Atherton's eye was on his daughter. “If you cannot go to-morrow, make the time to suit iour own convenience. Your presence wi. be absolutely necessary — and the sooner the better.” Atherton, who was standing, still avert ed his gaze as he replied: “I don’t think I can go to-morrow.” Alayberry waited for "him to name a day, but Atherton continued silent, until his daughter interposed. “Can you not fix a day, father, that will suit you both? Air. Alayberry has been waiting some time to see you.” "I don’t know —I can’t say ” The puddler stopped suddenly, and laid his hat aside. Alayberry’s pride was touched. Possibly something had caused the puddler to change his miud. Perhaps he regretted the terms he had made with Alayberry. Perhaps lie etuld do better, aud wished he had not been so precipi tate. Or possibly other causes were at work. Mayberry with liis usual decision, cut the knot at once. “If you have changed your mind since we have talked it over, I will return the paper you gave me.” “No, no! I did not ask you to return the paper,” said Atherton, iu visible dis tress now. , “That is the very reason I feel I must returft it now. Air. Atherton,” said Alay berry as he produced the paper aud hand ed it to Atherton. Then, as the puddler took it reluctant ly, Alayberry added coldly, “Ii at any time I can serve you in this matter, you may command me.” “O! very well. Just as you please— just as you please,” answered Atherton. “I wanted time to think, but since you’ve returned it—why that’s an end of it.” He spoke in a cold tone also. May berry, whose hand was on the door knob, bowed to Miss Atherton, said “good even ing” to her father, and was gone. When he was outside, he felt like one who was stunned. It seemed as though the world had no longer anything to in terest him. What had happened to Ather ton? What did it mean, anyhow? And Irene! Was this the end of his dream? Did all love dreams end as abruptly a a this one? When they were alone, Irene Atherton turned to her father. (To be continued.) NOT CATEGORICAL. Persians Deem a Blunt Direct Answer Impolite* No self-respecting Persian ever an swers a question by a bold affirmative or a blunt negative. lie always reserves a margin. Wilfrid Sparrow, a tutor to tbe Persian royal children, asked Aiirsa Saleh, a turbaned linguist, in regard to a servant, Haji Istua'il. "Is he honest?” Alirza Saleh was busy with the pages of a dictionary. “Little—take care—Haji Isma'il’s God —money is,” said he. "That is no answer. I want one word. Is he honest?” Alirza Saleh closed his eyes in medi tation. opened them and shook his head, closed them again, and then sat buried in thought, his lingers on his eyelids. By and by he looked up, baf’ed. "One word, sahib?” said he, as one who should assert. "The task is impos sible. “Certainly. One word.” He shut his eyes for the third time, as if be would keep the truth from pop ping out unawares. When he opened them at last, it was to search for the English of the word he had chosen. When he hatf fouud it his face broke into an expansive smile. "Sahib.” he cried, triumphantly, “de fi-ci-ent!” “Deficient is good.” “It is not bad,” be replied, in a tone of modest pride. “I will engage another servant, then,” said the Englishman. laboriously. In Persian. “It bohtar would be, sahib." The World’s b^onge*. Greek and Turkish sponges have been known to the trade for hundreds of years. Syria furnishes perhaps the fin est quality, and shipments are made from Tripoli and Latakia to Paris. Lon dou. Trieste. Hamburg. New York and Piraeus. During the last fifteen years, however, the output has greatly dimin ished. owing to the introduction by Greeks of diving apparatus, which proved ruinous to fishermen and fisher ies alike. It Is estimated that tbe an nual exportation of Syrian sponges at present hardly exceed $85,000 in value. In the adjoining territorial waters of Cyprus sponge beds are being worked with varying success. Sponges were exported from that Island in 1886 to tbe amount of $10,425, and In 1889 $28,835 worth were shipped. Egypt. Barbary, Crete, Rhodes. Samos. Calymnos and other islands of tbe Turkish and Greek archipelagoes also produce sponges for export A large share of this trade was formerly in the hands of merchants with headquarters in Smyrna and Tri este. bnt It is now centered in London and Piraeus. Tbe United States annu ally buys sponges abroad to the amount of about $500,000. Not a Infliction. "Don’t you think that young man iff afflicted with a swelled head?*’ “No.” answered Miss Cayenne; “be'ff not afflicted with It; be enjoys it”— Washington Star. THE BRIDE’S ATTIRE. MORE LATITUDE IS NOW AL LOWED THAN EVER. . Some Pretty and Fashionable Exam ples of Gowning for Bride and Brides maids—The Going-Away Costume- Etceteras for the Nuptial Season. New Y> .k correspondence: f BRIDE now is not restricted to a con ventional white sat in gown, but has a between the most costly and very in expensive fabrics. the only admissible shade, cream white liaviug just now makes up prettily and has not the stiff appearance that dead white gives. Lyons satin is -jfteu chosen by those who are ultra-fashiona ble and who can af ford to trim this material with the handsome real laces that it should have. Old-fashioned gros grain silks are being used, too, as well as soft-finished taffeta, plain and embroidered chiffon, Brussels net, pointe d’esprit, silk crepe de chine. organdie and numerous transparent BRIDE AND BRIDESMAIDS. stuffs. The range permitted is suggested by a handsome bride’s gown of cream panne velvet beautifully appliqued with lace medallions outlined with tiny silk bands. Liberty and nrraure satins are weaves that make up beautifully, and an all-over lace gown is considered fine. Such usually are made princess, lncing down the back with white silk cord. They are worn over several petticoats of chiffon or net. the latter covering a silk petticoat. The bod'ce has gauzy interlining of chiffon or net, which produces a very Huffy look. Trains are very long and cut round at the bottom. An elaborate dust ruffle of chiffon or mousseline is the only trimming for trains of the heavier mate rials. Trains of transparent gowns often are very elaborately trimmed with flounces running up the back like un apron overskirt. Skirts are ornately trim med or very plain, according to the ma terial. If it is heavy, a handsome flounce of lace, applications of the same, or em broidered bands, with n little tucking and pleating, are used. Transparent mate rials are trimmed nearly as elaborately as evening gowns are, and all kinds of applications, pleating, tucking, and open work stitching are permissible. The prin 'UICi ..-v. wfe waffle V** I js? 7 w W Miwr T$7J IU Tojr H Hilda* jr || 1 i JMJ FOR THE BKIDE> OUTFIT. cess model is increasing in favor. Its skirts are very full at the feet, many with yoke, or gathered and pleated at the waist. Bodice* are high and longsleeved. an unlined lace stock finishing the throat. If tbe stock is dispensed with the neck is cut out bat slightly. Berthas and col lars of all shapes are aeen. but the trim ming on the bodice matches that of tbe skirt, as a rule. Fur-trimmed wedding gowns are fine, white furs being used, of course. Sleeves are all made with the sloping shoulder and show the drooping puff below the el bow. They may be trimmed elaborately. White broadcloth gowns, which are new for bride*, are beautifully trimmed with lace applications and bands of white silk braid, chenille or fur. Cording, chenille and cord ornaments are as fashionable for wedding gowns as for street and even ing dress. Tulle veils are worn and if there is a point lace veil in the family chest it may be utilised. White ostrich feather or chiffon muffs are a swagger accessory to the bride’s gown. A big majority of stylish bridesmai<i* are fluffy aad airy. While white is the prevailing tint for them, delicvate shades are used. Silk nausiin, silk mall, ffbiffoa. organdie, tulle, net, dotted swiss, point d’esprit and crepe de chine are fa Mon able fabrics. Not a few of these gowns are aecordeon pleated all around and prettily appliqued with lace medallion* Others are shirred at the waist to suggest a yoke and again below the knees, the rest falling very full about he feet. White point d'esprit dotted in pink che nille is made very tight to the knees and finished at intervals with five or six inch tucks of pale pink liberty satin headed with two rows of half-inch velvet ribbon. White net covered with gold or silver spangles makes a beautiful bridesmaids’ gowns, so does white net appliqued with cloth of gold medallions. White peau de soie covered with inch tucks of tulle from waist to hem is auother fashionable ex ample. Tucking and pleating are used as much as ever. Cretonne panels and medallions often are appliqued handsome ly. The bridesmaids’ gown may be high necked or cut out slightly, and have elbow or full length sleeves, ns suits the wearer. Handsome sashes of dresden, tinted and flowered ribbons both in silk and velvet are added as finishing touch. Nearly all have corsage ornaments of some kiud, a new sort being tinted ribbon roses caught together with twisted folds of riblion and sprinkled here and there with small arti ficial velvet leaves. The designer of the bride's gown sketched here proposed for it white lib erty satin and point lace, with yoke of tucked white mousseline. It is shown with a tulle veil. Of the two bridesmaids’ dresses, the left hand one would be ef fective in spangled white silk crepe de chine, with silver cream Russian lace for trimming, and silver gray panne velvet for the belt. The other gown would mir ror new fashions handsomely if made of delicate peau de soie, with cream and gold lace in bands and medallions, white silk cord pendants and lemon velvet belt for trimmings. Next in importance to these in the at tire called for by weddings is the goiug away gown. It may be of mixed mate rials or plain cloths, made with coat en suite. The going-away gown designed es pecially for this article holds the center of to-day’s second group, and its design er's scheme includes light tan broadcloth as its material, self-trimming outlined with black and white silk braid and a tucked white chiffon yoke appliqued with ecru lace medallions. For the rest, the trousseau may in clude, of course, a host of stylish items. Often there are in it a dressy cloth gown elaborately trimmed, and a velvet gown made rather plainly. Designs of after noon and morning dresses suitable for t Le trousseau appear in the initial and beside the pictured going-away model. See the first 4n white broadcloth and cream lace, with light grien velvet belt; the second in blue paste! ckth, white silk bands and tabs embroiaei?d in silver, with white silk cord loops. < aids and but tons, and the third in white ladies' cloth, embroidery of white silk, body tucked white liberty sat in. eton of cream lace, with rhinestot..* buttons and corsage knot of green satin. and you’ll see them no in terpreted as to be difficult to improve. Fashion Notea. Dresden-flowered louisine* are among the choice milks. Tolka-dot-like water markings and cf various sixes adorn anew tnrqnoise moire. A pendant and tassel mode is just be ginning to manifest itself in the trimm : ig world and it is predicted that it will be come a craze in a abort time. Lace and chiffon are used on fur coats with cnrious effect. Ermine, moleskin, chinchilla and squirrel and sable solve are among the most prominent. I .ace collars coining well over the shoul ders are favorite embellishments fo** fan cy bodices, obtaining their touch of new - from strapped designs of cloth or velvet. In the jargon of the smart set all sep arate waists and shirt waists are blouses and a **bk>ase shop” is a store devoted exclusively to the making and sals mi bIMKMk WISCONSIN’S RECORD. FAITHFULLY TOLD IN READABLE SHAPE. Little Boy Disappears After Killing Baby Sister—Milwaukee to Have New Sea Wall—Only One Party at Franzen —Locomotive Fireman Killed. Mr. and Mrs. John Do Iveyser of the town of Preble art' distracted over >.be disappearance of their O-year-okl son. The boy accidentally shot and killed bis little sister a few days ago. At the time of the accident he was so badly fright ened that he ran and hid in a hay stack. His father found him, but the lad refused to speak and acted queerly. The day following the funeral he disappeared and no trace of him has since heen found. Hunting parties have been out every day •cowing the country for some trace of the child, but all their efforts have proven futile. It is feared that the boy has wandered into the woods and perished of colu and exposure. The killing of the Tittle girl was a horrible shock to the boy. His mother had gone out into the yard, leaving him in charge of his baby sister. There wan a gun standing in the corner of the room and the boy began playing with it. In some manner it was dis charged and the top of the baby's head was blown otf. Sea Wall for Milwaukee. Contracts for improvements in Mil waukee harbor which will require the ex penditure of abe it ?240.(X10 will be let about New Year’s .in bids to be opened in the T’nited States engineer’s ottlce in Milwaukee I)ee. IS. Adventism i at have been published in Milwaukee. Chi cago and Detroit papers asking bids on concrete to replace sections of the w(Hel en superstructure on the Milwaukee har bor sea wall and the north harbor pier. The award of the contracts, which will provide for the oomplefh ti of the job next summer, will bo the first step to ward permanent hurl or improvements, which will probably occupy ten or twelve years and require the expenditure of from $1,000,000 to 91,500,000 of funds from the national treasury. Town Has Only One Party. Marathon County has one town that enjoys the distinction of having only one political party represented. Many years ago the town of Franzen was settled by a small colony of Swedes. As the male members became naturalized citizens they joined the ranks of the Republicans. Al though they have always adhered to the doctrines of their party, as often as an election is held one of them is forced to vote the Democratic ticket, since, accord ing to law, before an election can be held in a town, an election board must be appointed which shall at least represent two political parties. The one to whom falls this task is generally chosen by lot. Rails Spread, Wrecking Train. As an east-bound freight on the main line of the Omaha road was passing Me nomonie Junction the rails spread, throw ing the engine from the track. The en gine plowed through the earth for about eighty feet, tearing up platforms and finally imbedding itself in the ground. The thirty-two cars in the train were piled up in all shapes, five of them be ing shivered to kindling wood and ten others badly wrecked. John J. Kaue, the fireman, whose home is in New Rich mond, was caught between the engine and tender and so badly crushed that he will die. No one else was hurt. Twenty Year Suit Is Ended. The "Rowell case,” which has been in litigation for a score of years, has been decided. Judgment was rendered in the Circuit Court in Oshkosh in favor of the plaintiffs in the action, Mrs. Mary I. Rowell, Mrs. Jennie Beichl, Walden T. Rowell, Edla E. Rowell and Clarence I. Rowell, against the defendants, .7. S. Rowell, the J. S. Rowell Manufactur ing Company, its stockholders, and Geo. F. Mortin. in the sum of $19,080.00 and costs of action, estimated at ST>O,OOO. Shoots and Kills Playmate. Jens Nelson, a 14-year-old boy, shot and killed his playmate. Albert Ecker, 7 years of age, at Baldwin. The boys were playing at Nelson’s home, when he went into the house and brought out a lf%’ded shotgun. Soon after something Albert did angered young Nelson and he leveled the gun at the lad. The latter not thinking he would shoot, stood still and received the charge in the head, and was instantly killed. Burglars Rind and Gag Clerk. Raymond Blakeslee, clerk in Dr. C. U. Skinner’s drug store at Hartland, was awakened by the presence of men in the store. Seizing a revolver, he came to the front of the store, but before he could fire the revolver was knocked out of his hands and ho was bound and gagged. The burglars then took $15.50 from Blakeslee and left the store. The clerk was discov ered some hours later. Brief State Happenings. Mrs. Bowman of Boston has bought the Gifford Hotel property on Oeonomo woc lake. Joe Newboae of Pound, while working on a corn shredder, got his hand caught and had it nearly torn off. Dr. W. J. Griffin of Ashland has been notified of his appointment as physician for the La Pointe Indian agency to suc ceed the late Dr. Davidson. Charges of insubordination have been pieferred against fbirfinan Charles Mey land of the life saving crew at Milwau kee because he refused to obey Mrs. Ol sen, wife of the captain commanding the crew, and scrub her floor. The school house in the town of Little River was struck by lightning in a thun derstorm and burned to the ground. Miss Edna McDowell, the teacher, and the pupils were all stunned by the shock and %vere rescued unconscious from the learn ing building by a gang of laborers. An unknown man shot Miss Je.lnie Gilowski while she was walking on „ country road near Coleman, causing se rious injuries. A posse of neighbors armed with shotguns searched for tin* as sailant with the intention to lynch him if caught. Miss Gilowski says the shoot ing was done by a well-dressed, smooth faced young man. The iron mines situated three miles south of North T ‘reedom is a place of interest these day*. The new industry started last May is opening up finely and It is expected that ore will be sbipis-d within three months. The general store of F. O. Dorwin at Minocqua was broken into and the safe was wrecked with explosives. The 10b bers secured about SHO in money. Val nable papers were left in the safe un touched. The opera house saloon, owned by Robert Farrell, was also broken into, but only 50 cents was secured. While an employe of the Nnnnemaeher & Vogel farm at Hartlaad was leading a valuable Guernsey cow belonging to John Bart of Milwaukee, the animal took fright, broke away, and while running at fall apeed, caught a horn in the -arth. The animal turned a complete somt-r* •suit in the air. the fall breaking it* neck. John McFariane was bound over to the Circuit < Vnrt at Ashland on a charge of manslaughter. McFariane is accused of killing hia stepdaughter. Miss Myrtle Boyle. It seems from the evidence in troduced at the preliminary hearing that McFariane and his wife had an alterca tion of some kind and that McFariane threw a lamp at his wife. Mrs. MeFar lane'a daughter. Mis* Boyle, interposed and was struck by the lamp. Her cloth ing caught fire and she was so badly burned that she died shortly after. A boy by the name of Carter, aged 14 years, was run over by s loud of trd wood end killed at Elroy. Hia father Witnessed the accident. The Watvrbury school house at Prairk du Sac was badly damaged by fire. The German Lutheran Church of I\ - nosha has extended a call to Rev. tj Bueugor of Chicago. I. \V. Anderson, Jr., aged 14. so;i ol Louis Andersr.i, of Van Dyne, was shot in the legs while hunting. J. W. Hammond, a prominent AppD ton real estate dealer, who fell from h a wheel, died from his injuries. The Prairie du Sac Business Men ■ Association is taking vigorous steps to es tablish a wood working factory there. Martin Couture, aged 55 years, n resi dent of Chippewa Falls for twenty yearn, was killed by a falling tree in Idaho. Dennis Hayes, son of John Hayes of Fort Winnebago, was painfully injure I by having his hand caught in a con sheller. At Appleton John Stark's saloon was entered by burglars and a $l5O cash reg ister was carried away, together with its contents. Antona Sebon of Wakefield. Mich , wus brought to Ashland with a badly saat tered hand as the result cf being shot while deer hunting. Lightning struck a school house at Little River and stunned the teacher, Miss Edna McDowell, and many pupils, who were rescued from the burning build ing. Peter Helimnnu of Sturgeon Bay, who shot and cut himscF with a razor after a quarrel with his sweetheart. Miss Fred ericks of Milwaukee, died from the ef fects of his wounds. Arnold Scherland, 17 years old, of the town of Black Wolf, shot and killed him self while hunting ducks on Lake Win uebago. In stepping out of a boat the gun slipped and was discharged. A Chicago and Northwestern loon freight pulled apart and the ends -'ame together near Bamboo. C. A. Dyke, a banker, was seriously injured in the back and face. Six others were also hurt It is supposed that the fire which de stroyed the flour mill at Mauston and Ihi stables of the Riverside Hotel was the work of incendiaries. The loss is esti mated at between $:>5,000 and S4O,tX)O. Harry Pluaner, aged 14 years, sou of F. C. Planer, a sand dealer of Green bush, was buried alive in saud, the bank from which he was loading a wagon cav ing in on him. He was dead when found. A Milwaukee physician, who refused to tell his name, accidentally discharged a gun while hunting deer, shooting a horse and wounding a boy who was lead ing the animal. The accident was not serious. George Truax of Knowlton was seri ously injured while trying to load his gun. The cartridge was swelled and in pulling the lever the shell exploded, filling his face and eyes full of powder. He may lose his vision. Washington Barrington, aged 73, died of paralysis. He was horn in New York State. He came to Kenosha in 1845 and afterwards resided in Dane County. In 1850 he came to Baraboo and wss a merchant there for nearly fifty years. Frank Joseph Schloesser. son of a milk man in the town of Greenfield, died at the Milwaukee hospital as the result of a gunshot wound accidentally received while hunting near his home Sunday i.f ternoou. The dead boy was 10 years old. Rumors have been circulated during the past few days of strange cries said to have been heard proceeding from the Post barn in North Fond du Lac. while it was in flames recently. It has been conjectured that a tramp was burned in the building. The home of John Ross on East Sec ond street, Fond du Lac, whs burglar ized. Mr. Ross, who is a traveling man, was away from the city at the time and Mrs. Ross was at church. The burglars secured a small sum of money and some valuable jewelry. Alexander Brin of Chicago, general manager of the Aluminum Novelty Com pany, committed suicide at the Plankin ton House, Milwaukee. He drank car bolic acid, then apparently repented olid rang for a doctor. When the physician arrived it was too late. , Wallace Squire, an employe of the West Superior shipyards, was nearly scalded to death through an accident while he was cleaning out the boiler et the plant’s engine house. His eo-em ployes thought he was out of the boiler and turned on the steam. Miss Alice Hesse! lies in a critical con dition in a Marinette hospital as the re sult of having been shot by Anjie Zlegec hagen, 16 years old. Miss Hessel is a friend of Miss Ziegenhagen and was vis iting her on a farm near Pound. Miss Ziegenhagen picked up a revolver and, playfully pointing it at Miss Hessel, pull ed the trigger twice. The second time the hammer fell it exploded a cartridge, the bullet striking the guest in the head. Miss Ziegenhagen thought the weapon was not loaded. Robbers are ngain rampant among the farmers in the towns of Grand Chute and Greenville and numerous reports of losa have been made. The barn of Janett Hh.-.Ly, living on the Spencer road, wan entered and among other things stolen were a number of new harnesses out? some farm machinery valued at several hundred dollars. Grain and chicken thieves have operated for some time ir that vicinity, but the marauders hove only recently commenced stealing harness and farm implements. It is seldom that part of a train is lest on a railroad. Such a happening occur red, however, on the Chicago and North western Railway. A freight train wa* bonnd south. When the locomotive ar rived at the Racine station half of the train was missing. Where it was the trainmen did not know. The locomotive started back after the missing cars and found them between Cudahy and South Milwaukee. A draw bar had pulled out of a freight car, the train parted and the caboose and severs 1 cars were left be hind. A gs.ig of robbers operating near Spring Valley. They break open stores in the little villages, burglarize houses and hold np lone traveh-r*. The store of George Whinnery at Downsvilh* and the store of Frank Hatch at Hatchville are the latest to be robbed. Ferdinand Loft, aged 60, and his broth er Cal, aged 40, were instantly killed while driving aeross the Chicago and Northwestern railroad at I incoln avenue in Milwaukee. They were farmers, who lived half a mile from Caledonia. Matt Gallagher, foreman of the switching crew, was badly injured. Sheriff White of Walworth County says be is convinced that the deaths of the members of the Wiekingson family, who were burned in their own home near Palmyra, was the result of an accident. Mr. White says he baa rim down every due. but has so far been unable to cure any evidence of crime. A wife at 15, a mother at 16, dead at 17, and the family too poor and unable to buy a coflhj for decent burial, is the sad life history of Mrs. Mabel Burt Tuf ty, who died of pneumonia at St. Luke’s hoep-tal. Racine. It seema that the Tuf tye have been too aho.i ? period in the city to have a daim on the funds for help, and $4 waa all they had. Peter Hansen, aged 55 years, and his son. Charles Hansen, aged 16, both resi dents of Zion City, blew out the gas itt a room in the Centra! Hotel in Kenosha end were saved from death only after four hone* of labor on the part of doc tor* and fellow roomers in the hotel. The body of Nathan J. Percies, win disappeared from hi* home in Milwau kee under mysterious circumstances a month ago, was taken from the lake There were no marks on tin- body and the theory of aoicide is advanced. The young man had an interest (eft him by hi* father in a lucrative banking bttalnea* and the only motive suggested for aci dde waa as unfortunate love affair. Immortality.—The Instinct of Immor tality if- in qs.—lll&hop C. I>. Foss, Methodist. Chicago, 111. Selfishness.—The greatest sin in the world is seltlshnefH Rev. C. Ilornld. Congregational, Brooklyn, N. Y. New Religious Era.—The present time promises anew religious era.- Rev. A. I*. Doyle. Roman Catholic, New Y'ork. Protection—Capitalists demand pro tection lit the cost of the poor.—Rev. Dr. Met ollester, t niversalist. Dot rot*. Mich. God’s Reign.—God’s retgn is one of law and order, not one of lawlessness and vice —Rev. C. M. Roberts, Episco pal, Philadelphia, Pa. Proper Living.—True religion Is the proper living of life by any man at any timi- and anywhere.—Rev. 11. I- Canfield, Unlversallst, Akron. Ohio. Tle Home.—The foundation of civil ization and the cement of moral so ciety is ihe family idea crystallized In the home.—Rev. G. B. Stair. Bapt st. Brooklyn, N. Y. Brotherhood.—ln the masses there is a great human heart, full of the d‘vlne feeling that throbbed and bled on the cross. Tills feeling Is brotherhood.— Rev. F. K. Hopkins, Cuogregstionalist, Chicago, 111. From the Government.—All organi zations of capital and lul>or get their right to existfrom the government, and It is folly to say that the government cun do nothing.—Rev. Dr. Lee, Pres byterian, New.\ork. Good for Something. It is a good thing to l>e good, it is a better thing to be good for sometbixig. To be reck oned In the world's nccount as a cypher is a deplorable thought.- Rev. l>r. Bis bee, Unlversalist, Boston, Mass. The Religious Ideal.—The most ex alted Ideal is the religious one which treats man not only as a physical and moral being, but teaches bis relations to God, both for the present and for all eternity —Rev. J. D. Freeman, Bap tist, Toronto, Canada, 1 Life's Experience. The doctrine of a continuity of life’s experience and purgatory and discipline till every stain Is washed from the believing soul In nowise lends encouragement to any delay In choosing Christ.—Rev. J. C. Smith, Independent, Indianapolis, Ind. Thrift.- Few Christians, if any, would be unwilling to Incur the soul risks of riches If only they might have the riches. Private covetousness goes too often by the good name of thrift. Wealth is a public peril to-day. -Rev. P. Barr, Episcopal, New Bedford, Mass. More Th in a Hobby.— Religion means more than a hobby. It Is not a social reform alone, and yet it includes all reforms. Neither a Prohibitionist nor a preacher comes up to the great broad freedom of the wide truth the master announces. Rev. C. \V. Bird, Method ist. Atlanta, Ga. Christian Religion. 1 affirm, by the teachings of all history, that It Is the timbers of the Christian religion, the trees of the Lord, sending their roots down into the clefts of the rocks of ages, that saves society from the nva lanche of selfishness and sin.—Rev. U. F. Coyle, Presbyterian. Denver, Colo. Bring Righteousness.—No revival is greater nteded now than the revival that will bring righteousness to men anil make them fear God. There arc many who may not be concerned about the guilt ol the past, because they have forgotten St, but forgetfulness is not forglvcnesi(.--C. 11. Yatman, Evangel ist, New 1 ork. Instinctive Will. We are assured that man’s instinctive life is of wider range and *f more importance than that of any nnimal. One of his In stincts Is the Instinctive will to know. To know something heretofore un known in the wide universe is a sufH- Uit good.-,-Rev. Dr. Chadwick, Uni tarian, Brooklyn, N. Y. One M ay.—There Is but one way for us to come under the power of Christ, with all that means for our ennoble ment, the realization of our holiest us plrations; and that Is to come under ihe power of the cross. To believe that for the love of’ us Christ died ts to come nnder the constraints of love.-Rev. Dr. Raymond, Schenectady, N. Y. Duty of the Hour.—What is the duty of the hour? it ts our duty not to rtpeak any idle words to refrain front unwise counsel and inconsiderate speech, knowing that, in the day o* judgment, which-In a very real setise Is this present hour, we shall give an nccount of our stewardship- Rev. F. L. Phalen, Unlturlan, Worcester, Mass. Christian Economics.-The law of Christian economies is that every man should seek the welfare of his brother, the law of pagan economics Is every man for hltuself. In the present strike both the contestants are strong and the public Is weak; both ought to seek tbo welfare of the many.- Rev Dr. Brad ford, Congrega-.lonallst, Montclair, New Jersey. Will. —Will gives purists*- to life and firmness to claraeter if rightly exer cised. Man needs more than a will to be a man. A strong will may t>c a blessing or a curse, as It is allowed to nn lta own course or ts Influenced by the other faculties of the rc'ud. It de termines al ! our voluntary actions.— Rev. D. Overton, PreabjteLan, Brook lyn. N. Y. A Gastronomic; Feat, In a little echoolbotme in the north o' Scotland the achool master keep* bis boys rrixllng steadily at theft desks, but gives them permission, say* Tid-Blts, to nibble from their lunch biiskets sometimes as they work. One day wb le the master was In atructing a 'law in the rale of thre he noticed that one of his pupils wa* paying more attention to a small tart than to his lestou. -Tom Balls.” said the master, "Mates to the lessor , will yeT “I’m listen ng, sir,” sold the boy. “Listening, are ye?” exclaimed tb< master. “Then ye’re Mflcnhig wi* on* ear an' eatit g pie wi’ the other.” What Can Be Done with English. The following paragraph Is from • Corean newspaper published In Eng lish: "Seoul. Ootea. May ?'i, 1902. Late ly the police h-.-adquarlers ordered to forbid the servants, etc., to run the horses lastly on the big streets, as they sometimes preened the children dow* and burted ttens on the ground and the police stopped a to*poo tunning s hors* hardly on its tack, but a number of nodlen cairn along quickly and cap tured the police away I"