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Author of "Cherry," "Hoiuinr Bo&a
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Copyright, 1005, by Harper A Brothers
E woke to the chiming of bells
and ns his eyes slowly opened,
the sorrowful people of a
dream, who seemed to be
bending over him, weeping, swam back
Into the darkness of the night whence
they had come and returned to the Im
perceptible, leaving their shadows In
his heart Slowly he rose, stumbled
into the outer room and released the
fluttering shade, but the sunshine,
springing like a golden lover through
the open window, only dazzled him and
found no answering gladness to greet
it or Joy In the royal day It heralded.
It would be an hour at least before
time to start to church, when Ariel ex
pected him- He stared absently up the
street, then down and, after that, be
gan slowly, to walk in the latter direc
tion with no very active consciousness
or care of where he went. He had
fallen into a profound reverie, so deep
that when be had crossed the bridge
and turned into a dusty road which
ran along the river bank he stopped
mechanically beside the trunk of a fall
en sycamore and, lifting Ills head for
the first time since he had set out,
looked about
him with
a melancholy
a little
surprised to find
Fo this was the spot where he had
first seen the new Ariel, and on that
fallen sycamore they had sat together.
"Remember, across Main street bridge
at noon!" And Joe's cheeks burned
as he recalled why he had not under
stood the clear voice that had haunted
him. But that shame had fallen from
him she had changed all that, as she
had changed so many things. He sank
down In the long grass, with his back
against the log, and stared out over the
fields of tail corn shaking in a steady
wind all the way to the horizon.
"Changed so many things?" he said,
half aloud. "Everything!" Ah, yes,
she had changed the whole world for
Joseph Louden—at his first sight of
her! And. now it seemed to him that
he was to lose her, but not In the
way he had thought.
Almost from the very first he had
the feeling that nothing so beautiful
as that she should stay in Canaan
could happen to him. He was sure
that she was but for the little' while,
that her coming was like the flying
petals of which he had told her
"Changed so many things?"
The bars that had been between him
and half of his world were down, shat
tered, never more to be replaced,-and
the ban of Canaan was lifted. Could
this have been save for her? And upon
that thought .he got to his feet, utter
ing an exclamation of bitter self re
proach, asking himself angrily what he
was doing. He knew how much she
gave him, what full measure of her af
fection? Was not t&aFlmougE Out
upon you, Louden! Are you to sulk in
your tent, dour in the gloom, or to play
a man's part, and if she be happy turn
a cheery face upon her joy?
And thus this pilgrim recrossed the
bridge, emerging to the street with his
head up, smiling, and his shoulders
thrown back, so that none might see
the burden he carried.
Ariel was waiting on the porch for
him. She wore the same dress she had
Worn that Sunday of their tryst—that
exquisite dress, with the faint lavender
overtint, like the tender colors of the
beautiful day he made his own. She
had not worn it since, and he was far
distant when he caught the' first flick
ering-glimpse of her through the lower
branches of the maples, but he remem
bered. And again, as on that day, he
heard a faraway, Ineffable music.-the
elfland horns, sounding the mysterious
reveille which had wakened his soul to
her coming.
She came to the gate to meet him and
gave him her hand In greeting without
a word or the need of one—from
either. Then together they set forth
over the sun flecked pavement, the
maples swishing above- them, heavier
branches crooning in the strong breeze,
tinder a sky like a Delia Robbia back
ground. And up against the glorious
bine of it some laughing, invisible god
was blowing small rounded clouds of
pure cotton, as children blow thlstie:
When he opened her parasol aa they
came out into the broad sunshine be
yond tipper Main street there was the
faintest mingling of wild roses and cih
aamon loosed on the air.
"Joe," she said, "I'm very happy 1"
"That's right," he returned heartily.
"K think you always will be."
"But oh, I wish," she went cm, "that
Mr. Arpcould have lived to see you
come down the courthouse steipi)"
"God bless hlmP' said Joe. *1 can
bearthe 'argument/"
**£j»ose. dear old men have been so
Iqyartoyou, Joe."
he returned "loyal to Eskew."
To you both," she said. Tm afraid
the old circle is broken up. They
baven't met on the National House cor
ner since he died. The colonel told me
bo couldn't b®ar to go thare again."
"I don't believe any .of them ever
wflV he returned. "And yet I never
pass the place that I don't see Eskew
In bis old cbftir. I went there last
Blgbt to oommtine with him I couldn't
sleep, and I got tip and went over
then. They'd left the chairs out, the
Jtown was asleep, and It was beautiful
sbminune with
"Why?" she asked, plainly mystified.
"I stood in need of good counsel," he
answered cheerfully, "or a friendly
word, perhaps, and^as 1 sat there after
awhile it came." ............
"What was it?" *.
"To forget that I wfts sodden with
selfishness, to pretend not to be as full
of meanness as I really was. Doesn't
that seem to be Eskew's own voice?'
"Weren't you happy last night, Joe?"
"Oh, it was all right," he said quick
ly. "Don't you worry."
And at this old speech of his she
broke into a little laugh, of which he
had no comprehension.
"Mamie came to see me early this
morning," she said after- they had
walked on In silence for a time. "Ev
erything is all right with her again—
that is, I think it will be. Eugene is
coming home. And," £he added thought
fully, "it will be best for him to have
his old place on the Tocsin again. She
showed me his letter, and I liked It I
think he's been through the fire"—
Joe's distorted smile appeared. "And
has come out gold?" he asked.
"No," she laughed, "but nearer It.
And I think he'll try to be more worth
her caring for. She has always thought
that his leaving the Tocsin in the way
he did vas heroic. That was her word
for it. And it was the finest thing he
ever did."
"I can't figure Eugene out." Joe
shook his head. "There's something
behind his going away that I don't
understand." This was altogether the
truth, nor was there ever to come a
time when either he,or Mimle would
understand what tmngs had deter-
mined the departure of Eugene Ban
try, though Mamie never questioned,
as Joe did, the reasons for it or doubt
ed those Eugene had given her, which
were the same he had given her father,
tor she was content with his return.
Again the bells across the square
rang out their chime, The paths were
decorously enlivened with family and
neighborhood groups bouncl church
ward, and the rumble of the organ,
playing the people into their pews,
shook on the air. And Joe Snew that
he must speak quickly if he was to say
what he had planned to say before he
and Ariel went into the church.
"Ariel!" He tried to compel his
voice to a casual cheerfulness, but It
would do nothing for him except be
tray a desperate embarrassment
She looked at lilm quickly and as
quickly away. "Yes?"
"I wanted to say something to you,
and I'd better do it now. I think—be-
go to church fortheHrst time in
two years." He managed to laugh,
though with some ruefulness, and con-
"Ah, rve seen how much he cares for
tlnued stammerlngly, "I want to tell
you how much I like him—how much I
admire him"—
"Admire whom?" she asked, a little
coldly, for she knew.
"Mr. Ladew."
"So do I," she answered, locking
straight ahead. "That is one reason
why I wanted you to come with me
"It Isn't only that I want to tell
you—to tell "you"— He broke off for a
second. "You remember that night in
my office before Fear came in?"
"Yes, I remember."
"And toot I—that something I said
troubled you because It—it sotinded as
I# cared" too much for you"—
"No not too much." She still looked
Straight ahead. They were walking
very slowly. "You didn't understand.
You'd been in my mind, you see, all
those years, so much morie than I In
yours. I hadn't forgotten you. But ta
you I was really a stranger"—•
"No, nol" he cried.
"Yes, I was," she said gently, but
very quickly. "And I—I didn't wiuit
you to fall in love with me at first,
light And yet—perhaps I did! But I
Hadn't thought of things ln thatway.
I bad just the same feeling for you
that I always had—always! I had
never cared so much for any one else,
and it seemed to me the most neces
aaiy thing in my life to come back to
that old companionship. Don't you re
member—it used to trouble you so
when I would take your hand? I think
I loved yotir being a Mttle rough with
me. And once when I saw how you
bad been hurt,, that day you ran
•way- W
"Ah, I've seen how uiuuh he cares for
"Have you?"
"Ariel," he said, "that isn't fair to
me^ if you trust me. You could not
have helped seeing"—
"But I have not seen It" she inter
rupted, with great calmness. After
having said this, she finished truthful
ly: "If he did, I would never let him
tell me. I like him too much."
"You mea# you're not going to"—
Suddenly she turned to him. "No!"
she said, with a depth of anger he had
not heard in her voice siuce that long
ago winter day when she struck Eu
gene Bantry with her clinched fist.
She swept over him a blinding look of
reproach. "How could I?"
And there, upon the steps of the
church, In the sudden, dazzling vision
3f her love, fell the burden of him
who had made his sorrowful pilgrim
age across Main street bridge that
1-v -4
While Building Is Not Tet Complet
ed Firm Is Anxious to Get in—Will
Have One of the Finest Wholesale
Houses in the West. SHII
The Gamble-Robinson Fruit Com
mission company will move into its
new building on Railroad avenue, be
tween Main, and Lincoln streets next
Saturday. The new-home of the com
pany is not quite completed yet, but
Manager Thompson wants to get in
it as soon as possible. The firm will
have one of the finest and most up
to-date buildings in the west for the
transaction of their business. The
O. W. Kerr Land company will occu
py the offices Gamble-Robinson peo
ple are now in. J. H. Hagerty will
return to his former rooms, occupied
by the Kerr company, aiad Dr. H. W.
Thomas, the dentist, will add the of
fice now occupied by :Mr:
"Hagerty to
the one he occupies. The Aberdeen
Electrical company is moving into
the offices on the First avenue side
formerly occupied by the Lund Land
"Ariel!" he gasffed helplessly.
"Hare yon forgotten?"
He gathered himself together with
all his will. "I want to prove to you,"
be said resolutely, "that the dear kind
ness of ybu isn't thrown away on me.
1 want you to know what I began to
My—that ltfs all right with me, and I
M. W. Joyce, who has been local
station agent for the Great Northern
railroad for the past five years, has
resigned his position here and will
move to the coast some time during
the month. At first- it was Mr.
Joyce's intention to give up railroad'
ing, but the company made him such
ti good offer out on the coast that he
thought it wise to accept. The resig
nation will take effect not later than
October 16. The agent's resignation
means not alone anew station agent,
b«t a whole new force. G. A. Joyce,
the cashier of the local station, and
son. of M. W., will also resign, and
another son, Arthur Joyce/ who
the night agent. Mr. Joyce came here
from Herman, Minn., and the many
friends he has made since his sojourn
in Aberdeen will be sorry to learn
he is to leave. But he is sure to take
the best wishes of all who know him,
as they are positive his ability to
make friends, and keep them will not
be lost, no matter where he is. Who
will fill his place is not yet knownjpw
1 1 1
Withstood Other Treatment But
Quickly Cored by Chamberlain's
Congh Remedy
winter I caught a very se
vere cold which lingered for weeks,"
says J. Urquhart, of Zephyr, Ontario.
"My cough was very dry iind harsh.
The local dealer recommended Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy and guar
anteed it, so I gave it a trial. One
small bottle of it cured me. I be
lieve Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
to be the best I have ever used." Thlfe
remedy is for sale by all druggists.
Judge J. H. McCoy yesterday
granted a divorce to Nellie Sherman
from James E. Sherman of Wiscon
sin. The mother Is. given the cus
tody other 2-year-old-child and her
maiden name restored. Hazle (k
Huntington represented Mrs. Sher
The Artist Is LaVeme Wheeler, and
His Work Is Magnificent There
Are Four Sets and a Drop Curtain.
Latter Particularly Beautiful.
The scenery for the theater at Ta
coma park is nearly finished, and
when it opens next season the pub
lic will have an opportunity to see
some fine scenic work, which cannot
be equaled in some houses much
larger. The work is being done by
La Verne Wheeler, a scenic artist of
Chicago, and was begun July 14.
There will be four sets, a street, "gar
den villa, parlor and kitchen scene,
and a handsome drop curtain. The
work is the accomplishment of a
master hand, and those who have
seen it speak in highest terms of
Artist Wheeler's ability.
The drop curtain is emblematical
and shows a scene of a satin cur
tain with pink and gold border,
landscape portrait scene of gold and
blue, being in the center, with an
applique frame. The size of the cur
tain is 16x30 and is a work, of art
and beauty. The Roman villa is a
beautiful piece of work on canvas
and shows a marble pergola covered
with vines, a terrace and a fountain.
The colors blend with fine effeqt, and
a critic who saw the work and who
is in the business himself said It was
the finest he had ever seen. The
proscenium contains four large por
trait scenes of the jseasons, and is
finished well. The. kitchen scene is
likewise complete, and each of the
above is complete in every detail.
There are sky borders and side wings
to match the scenes, also wood wings.
The work is all realistic, and is not
designed after anything seen before,
but is the accomplishment of the
artist's own outline. Mr. "Wheeler
Is now working i^, the, skating rink,
where the scenes are on exhibition,
and he hopes soon to have the con
tract completed.
Will Give? Exhibition
at Pierre
Pierre, Sept. 27.—(Special to the
American.)—The arrangements have
been completed with a band of Chey
enne River Indians to give nightly
performances of their ceremonial
dances in the auditorium in this
city during the, time of the regis
tration and drawing of the lower
Brule lands, this attraction being se.
cured because it is considered one
which would be of greater interest
to the people generally who will at
tends the registration, than would
any attraction from the east, as
nothing In that line could be se
cured beyond what many of theih
are familiar with, while the Indians
will be a novelty to most of them,
The band which will be h^re has
given a number of such entertain
ments, and is well supplied with
paraphernalia to carry out the danc
es which they give in full costume
for the different dances.
We are not now in business. \^e
have no goods to sell. We lost near
ly ill of our stock by first last spring
and sold out to the two companies
which succeeded us. We have debts
to pay and must collect the money
with which to pay them. We need
ed the money at the time of the fire,
but Concluded not to push collec
tions until after another harvest.
The time has now arrived for us
to expect the money that is due us
and we shall insist upon its being
paid. There are very few who can
not pay. Those who want to pay,
do pay. Those who do not want to
pay will give all kinds of excuses,
but the real reason Is that they want
to use our money for some other
purpose. The banks have money to
loan. We need ours and must have
it. Do not put it off. Pay at once.
It will save/ iots^ot tr^ubje and ex
pense. JL Vf ',
A^rdeen, 8. 0.
Soothes itching skin.,: BmIs' eats
or burns without a scar. Cans piles,
eczema, salt rheum, any Itching.
Doan's .Ointment,. 4&™»
sells it. 4 !P
'). G. Gallett, Who Has Just Returned
From Annual Gathering of Jewel
ers, Reports Fine Time Nothing
Left Undone to Please Visitors.
D. G. Gallett, the local jeweler,
returned from Chicago yesterday,
where he attended the National Jew
elers' convention which was held at
that place last week. Mr. Gallett
says about 700 Jewelers from vari
ous parts of the United States were
In attendance and were given a roy
al time. The jobbing jewelers, of
Chicago, raised $5,000 to entertain
the visitors and the local Jeweler
says It was the grandest affair of
Its kind that he ever attended. An
elegant banquet was served at the
White City. -u
Among the other places of'interest
visited were the stock yards, and the
Elgin watch factory at Elgin, 111.,
this concern having chartered a spe
cial train to convey the visitors to
that world-renowned institution. The
meetings were held at the Great
Northern hotel and the Casino. A
fine exhibit was held at the latter
place, and an admission fee of $.60
for a season ticket was charged.
From this was realized $1,400, which
was placed in the treasury of the
association. Before the convention
hundred more names had
been added to the long list of mem
bers. The association was also en
tertained at*.the Studebaker theater
where an. excellent entertainment
was given in their honor and the con
vention closed with everyone feeling
that the,yhad been benefited by their
Mr. Gallett says the watchword
seems to be, "Do the right thing,"
and that It was the aim of the con
vention to have good feeling pre
vail among the members, and this
having been accomplished the affair
was a pronounced'success
A. W. Voedlsch, who Is now la the
east on a purchasing tour, was also
es H. Coe and Cora Baker
ted in Marriage
The first wedding ceremony cele
brated in Brentford was solemnized
alt the Congregational church Sun
day, immediately after the morning
service, in the presence of a large
number of relatives and admiring
As 'Mrs. Wallace Gregory played
the wedding march Mr. Charles H.
Coe and Miss Cora Baker stepped to
the altar, where Rev. E. 8. Youtz
spoke the words which united, them
wedlock. The ceremony,
was the first the pastor had
been called upon to perform, was
brief, but impressive.
The bride was becomingly attired
in white, while the groom wore the
conventional black. Both carried
bouquets of orange blossoms. Tbfy
were unattended.
Following the ceremony a recep
tion was held at the home of the
bride's brother, Robert Cower, four
miles north, where the attending
friends extended congratulations and
viewed the elegant gifts that had
been tendered the happy couple.
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. C. Baker and is known to
be one of the best young ladles in
that locality. The groom recently
pame here from Iowa. He is a gen
tlemanly appearing young man who
looks as though he is well able to
care for his own.
They have already commenced
housekeeping on her father's farm,
five miles north the parents leav
ing in. a few days to spend the win
ter in Nebraska and other states.
Among the out-of-town guests in
attendance were: Robert McCaugh
ey of Mellette Misses Vlda Green
and Agnes Baker who came down
from Aberdeen where they
tending school.-—Spink County Spike.
Feel languid, weak, run down?
Headache? Stomach "off^. Just
plain case of lazy liver,f^fBurdock
Blood Bitters tones liver add stom
ach, promote dlge^tl^purjles ^e
In this sieetton of the country
ate work shop, first
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lines of Vehicles are acknowledged air very 4p
to other makes. We have received sev
very latest designs
The Nichols & Shepard Enffines and Threshersar« money
makers and money Mvers. We can prove t} ypu that they at
preferable to any other make. Ask the man who o#ns oc
He knows.
Quality and price guaranteed^ Place ybur ordef with us
If your crop is destroyed by hail or otherwise, .we caccel yout
ordier. We have a complete line of Machinery,^ and striv"
at all times to merit your patronage and give you satisfactions
NcArthur Nachine.Company
Second Avenue Wert g|lkerdeeB, Snth Dikrti
Are still in the Lead. We
a good stock of themi
Diamond Gang Plows,
before you buy
is bought In large quantl
clan work for lew awn pa* for
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manufactures HARNEiS with an n»*
and bought ntfliW I will mil you

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