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fj&ne Cable
"T thought I'd stop ia and pick up
the governor for a ride home in my
Oh, there's only one, Mr. Graydon,"
"I had no Idea you cared so much
for swagger things, Mr. Droom," ob-
served the other, genuinely surprised.
"Even Broadway is heaven to me,
said Droom, some of the rasp gone
from his voice. "Goodby. I got this
way," he said when they reached the
sidewalk a little later. The young man
watched his gaunt figure ns It slouched
away In the semldarkness.
"By George, the old chap is actually
homesick!" muttered he. "1 didn't
think it was In him."
Droom had' rooms over a millinery
shop in Wells street There cwas a
drawers contained his stocfc of pro-
visions, his cooking and table utensils,
his medicine and a small assortment of
Author of "Beverly of Gnustark," Etc.
he, turning to the door.
"Yours Is one of the first out here, I
suppose," came from the thin lips of
the old clerk.
Graydon laughed.
"Possibly. The company charges a
nickel a ride, half a dime. Going
down, sir?" Graydon had rung for
the elevator and was waiting in front
of the grating.
A look containing a curious com
pound of affectionate reproach and a
certain senile gratification at being
made the object of the boy's conde
scending raillery crossed Droom's coun
tenance. Without, however, answering
his question he slowly and carefully
closed the door, tried it vigorously and
joined Bansemer at the shaft With
Droom words were unnecessary when
actions could speak for themselves.
"Still living over In Wells street, Mr.
Droom?" went on Graydon, thorough
ly at home with the man whom he had
feared and despised by stages from
childhood up.
"It's good enough for me," said
Droom shortly. 'Tisn't Michigan
There was a startled, piteous look in her
avenue, the Drive or Lincoln Park
boulevard, but it's Just as swell as I
am or ever hope to be."
"There's nothing against Wells
street, but—It got ashamed of itself
when It crossed the river."
"They call it Fifth avenue," sneered
Droom, "but it isn't the avenue, Is It?"
Bansemer was surprised to note a tone
of affectionate pride In the question.
"No Indeed!"
said the old clerk quite warmly "our
own Fifth avenue!" older than when we made his ac-1
a washstand, a mirror, two straight
backed chairs and a clothespress.
Droom went out for his bath—every
Saturday night. The "living room,"
however, was queer In more ways than
one. In one corner on a chest of draw
ers stood his oil stove, while In the op
posite corner a big sheet Iron beater
made Itself conspicuous. Firewood
was plied behind the stove winter and
summer, Droom lamenting that one
could not safely discriminate between
the seasons lu Chicago. The chest of
from the third story of the building, "*at had occupied Its attention during
Of the bedchamber there Is but Uttle
to say, except that It contained a bed,110
0f tttooet
fflffltffitsag'e. raere were three por-
t}1® Coqslcan on thai dtaury
«*»•«"$!. character of the man
^ilta best shovra by the pictures that his eyes and—here endeth the first les
^jwomed or rather disfigured ttto wniu.! aon
disfigured the walls,' *Pn. Bxperience^alane
photOfirrailhfi find nHnta
Heaven. There" was also a badlyHrawn
but Idealized portrait of Droom, done
In crayon at the age of twenty. This
portrait was one of his prized posses
sions. He loved it best because it was
a bust and did not expose his longitu
dinal defects. If Droom ever had en
tertained a feminine visitor in his
apartments, there is no record of the
He cooked his own meals on the oil
stove and, alone, ate them from the lit
tle table that stood near the heater.
Occasionally he went out to a nearby
eating house for a lonely feast. His
rooms usually reeked with the odor of
boiled coffee, burned cabbage and
grease, pungent chemicals and long
suffering bed linen. Of his "front"
room it may be said that It was kltch
en, dining room, parlor, library, work
shop, laboratory and conservatory.
Four flowerpots. In which as many
geraniums existed with difficulty de
spite. Droom's constant and unwaver
ing care, occupied a conspicuous place
on the window sills overlooking the
street He watched over them with
all the tender solicitude of a lover, sur
prising as it may appear when one
pauses to consider the vicious exterior
of the man.
Droom was frugal. He was, in truth,
a miser. If any one had asked him
what he expected to do with the money
he was puttlug away in the bank, he,
could not have answered, calculating
as he was by nature. He had no rela
tive to whom he would leave it, and
he had no inclination to give up the
habit of active employment. His salary
was small, but he managed to save!
more than half of It—for a "rainy day,"
perlmenting by kerosene light and
went to bed by candlelight, saving a
tlon, and even that was characteristic
ally meager.
He was a man of haLit, not habits.
A pipe at night was his only form of
dissipation. It was not too far for
him to walk home from the office of
evenings, and he Invariably did so un
less the weather was extremely un
pleasant So methodical was he that
he never had walked over any other
bridge than the one in Wells street,
coming and going.
Past sixty-flve years of age, Droom's
hair still was black and snaky, his
teeth were as yellow and Jagged as
they were In the seventies, and his
eyes were as blue and ugly aB ever.
He had not aged with James Ban
semer. In truth, he looked but little
no more
fact. But few men had seen the inte
rior of his home, and they had gone umphant joy. Twice he read the dainty
away with distressed, perplexed sensl-
as he said. He did his reading and ex-' pleased to learn that there is at least
one dreadea disease that science has
few pennies a week In that way. The ..
windows In his apartment were wash- j® Catarrh. Halls Catarrh
ed not oftener than once a year. He 's only vsnive cure now
was seldom obliged to look through known to the medical fraternity,
them during the day, and their only Catarrh being a constitutional dis
duty at night was to provide ventila- ease requires a constitutional treat-
The outside world knew
Droom's private transac-
uv uivtc vi jutuuui puvnic iittuaau*
tlons than It knew of Bansemer's. Up TRANS-MISSOURI FARMERS
In the horrid little apartment in Wells
street the queer old man could do as
he willed, unobserved and unannoyed.
He could pursue his experiments with
strange chemicals, he could construct
odd devices with his kit of tools, and
he could let off an endless amount of
Inventive energy that no one knew he
When he left Graydon Bansemer on
bedroom at the back and a "living strides toward the Wells street bridge, which will be of value to them. The
room-in front overlooking the
His brain had iaid aside everything
Ellas Droom's Inventive genius un
failingly led him toward devices that
the sidewalk In front of the office
building he swung off with his long toward development along lines
hours and had given Itself over
Project that hastened his steps
His supper that night was
a small one and hurriedly eaten In or
der that he might get to work on his
.new device, Droom grinned and
cackled to himself all alone up there
In the lamplight, for lie vvs.s perfecting
an "Invention" by which the honest
citizen could successfully put to rout
the "holdup" man that has made Chi
cago famous.
Inflict pain and discomfiture. His
plan to
carpenter's tools. He had no use for "tructlng the models for two little
an Icebox. bulbs, made of rubber and lined with
A bookcase, old enough to warm the
heart, of, the- mo$t ardent antiquarian, of -an acid, no matter how powerful,
held his small and unusual collection On one end of each bulb,-which was
of books. Standing side by side on capable of ^holding at least an ounce
the same shelf were French romances of liquid, there was a thin syringe at~
and the -Holy Bible, much bethumbed tachmen^ also proof against adds,
and penciled. There were Bchoolbooks These little bulbs were made so that
alongside of sentimental love tales, they could be held In'the palm of the
Greek lexicons, and quaint old fairy hand. Bysqueeslngthem suddenly
stories, law books and works on crlm- A liquid could. be'i 8hot from the tab*
inoidgy books oh botany, molotrv. Wito- considerable-force.
botany, geology,
anatomy and physics. In all perhaps
there were 200 volumes. A life of Na-
the better of the wretched,
holdup man was unique,
entirely practical. He was con-
material that would' resist the effects
Wltfr considerate force
The bulbs were to contain vitrIol„V
When tbe holdup man gave-the com
mand to 'fhold ttp^ your hands," the
victim had only to iqueeze the-bulb as
the hands went upland if accurately
aimed the mtscreaftt Would get th*
•tream of the deadly' vitriolic fluid la
do the
quaint fowtd his father dressed and ready to *wment was St. Mary's cenS^tery.
engraying» of tfiej»outto dinner. iThe deoeasedf was 23 years:of aga
how wai^e%rythln« frdiqfcand^ leaves'» Jwtsband and several
chair In the library. Graydon threw
his hat and gloves on the table.
"Terribly dull market, governor," he
•aid. "It's been that way for a week.
How are you feeling?"
"Fit to dine with a queen," answered
the older man, with a smile. "How
soon can you dress for dinner, Gray?"
"That depends on who Is giving the
"Some people you like. I found the
note here when I came In a little after
5. We have an hour in which to get
over there. Can you be ready?"
"Do you go security for the affair?"
asked Graydon.
"Certainly. You have been there, my
boy, and I've not heard you complain."
"You mean over at"—
"Yes that's where I mean," said the
other, breaking in quietly.
"I think I can be ready In ten min
utes, father."
While he' was dressing his father sat
alone and stared reflectively at the
small blue gas blaze In the gate. A
dark, grim smile unconsciously came
over his face, the Inspiration of a trl-
that met him on his return from
the office.
"What changes time can make In
woman," he mused, "and what changes
a woman can make In time! For near
ly a year I've waited for this note. I
knew It would come it was bound to
come. Graydon has had everything up
to this time, while I have waited pa
tiently In the background. Now it Is
my turn."*
"All right, father," called Graydon
from the hall. "The cab Is at the
Together they went down the steps,
arm in arm, strong figures.
"To Mr. David Cable's," ordered
Bansemer, the father, complacently as
he stepped Into the carriage after his
(To be Continued)
$100 REWARD, $100
The readers of this paper will' be
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Address F. J. CHENEY & CO., To
ledo, O.
Sold by all Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con-
ment. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken
internally, acting directly upon the
b.ooa and mucous surfaces of the sys
tem, thereby destroying the founda
tion. of the diescase, and giving the
patient strength by building up the
constitution and assisting nature in
doing its work. The proprietors have
so much faith in its curative powers
that they offer One Hundred Dollars
for any case that it fails to cure.
Send for list of testimonials.
Pierre, S. D„ Sept. 15.—The man
agement of the state agricultural col
lege have arranged a series of: dates
for farmers institutes in the western
part of the state which will give the
farmers of that section an oppor
tunity to hear what the state isdoing
series covera the
counties of Butte,
Meade and Lyman, in all
about twenty-five meetings, and
reaching from Lemmon on the north
to Reliance in eastern Lyman to the
south. Most of the principal towns
are to be visited on. the trip.
Governor Appoints S. D. Representa
tives to Trans-Mississippi Com-^
•Pierre, S. 6., Sept. 15Governor
Crawford has appointed as South Da
kota delegates to attend the 19 th an
nual session of the Trans-Mississippi
Commercial, which meets at San
Francisco October 6-10: John Hun
ter, Deadwood Dan McKinnon, Ma
dison Gib Dlziewanowskl, Woon
socket W. H. Boddel, Brookings
A. C. Witte, Aberdeen A. O. Rings
rud. ia^ .Point Wm. J. Wolfe, Lake
Andes/ F. B. Roberts, Milbank J. E.
Piatt, Clark Ernest May, Lead H.
D. ^Walratti, "Watertown C. B. Bll
limghurst, He1rre WilHam Walble,
Huron T. W." Dwlglht, Sioux Falls
H. P. Packard,' Redleld.
The funefal cut Mta. Frank Shaffer
was held Sunday^, afternoon from
8t. Mary's church on the noefch aide,
Fr. Dahtoanns ofllciatln^ttln-
Three Hundred Students Enrolled
Already With Seventy-five More,
at Least, Coming—School Is Do­
ing Fine Work in a Large Field.
With the first week, which has
been one of preliminaries, already
past, the Northern Normal and In
dustrial school of this city has sett
led down this week to its seventh
year of wark. Never before In the
history of the school lias it been so
successful at the start nor its out
look for the year ahead more bright.
The registration of students on the
two opening days was the largest the
school has ever experienced and all
through the week new students en
rolled every day. The opening of
the second week week has witnessed
a great influx of students, both new
and old, so that the registration of
students in the normal school today
is right around the 300 mark. Pres
ident Nash stated yesterday that the
attendance this year will be at least
75 more than that of last year in
the normal school department alone.
Graduates Make Good
The best testimonial that any edu
cational institution can have is the
record its graduates make after they
go out into the world Judged by
this test the Northern Normal and
Industrial school has made good In
the past and will undoubtedly con
tinue to do so more and more as
the years go on. Although but six
classes have left the school, its gra
duates have made a great record for
their institution. A number of them
are holding positions of great res
ponsibility. Among them are county
superintendents of schools in the
Dakotas, Minnesota and Montana,
high school principals, high school
teachers, grade teachers and primary
teachers. Wherever they go they
have all made excellent records for
themselves and have made a reputa
tion for their school so that every
spring when commencement time
comes around there is a great de
mand for teachers among its gradu
Prepares for College
*§But the institution is not only a
training school for teachers. It is
,an excellent college preparatory
school. Credits won by the students
in the college preparatory course are
accepted at full value by the facul
ties of the large universities of the
Northwest, so that it Is possible for
a. student to receive his or her com^
plete college preparation here In Ab
erdeen. Students can also, If they
desire, do advanced work here for
which they receive credit at the uni
Well Equipped for Work
such a young institution its
equipment is excellentf|f|rhe school
has a fine chemical, biological and
physical laboratory for instruction
in the sciences Its instructors in
this department are of the very best,
Prof. F.
Smith enjoying more
than a state wide, reputation and
Professor W. E. Johnson In his de
partment of geography has made a
national reputation by his new work
on mathematical geography, the first
The institution has a manual and
Industrial arts department that is
proving very popular and beneflcal
to^he large number of etudents en
rolled in it. Here woodwork, draw
ing, metal work, wood turning, car
pentry, mechanical drawing, archi
tectural drawing, pattern,, making,
fptfndry practice vand allied' subjects
a^e.-taught to great advantage under
Etfrfeasor Mansfield. ..JTh# home eoo
noinica ^course- for young ladies 1*
one that is also very beneficial. Be
sides' theBe there Is a brief trades
ei!j|ifte designed to meet the needs
Of jt'be farmer boy, who desires toe
proficient ln'' fcatienter work
and 'machine worlt tm hte farm. Theses
crises, together- With.- the regular
nolxfeal sohool course and the college
preparatory school course, make a
curriculum which attracts largfc
body of atudentiF
School BaSliags
"3&e growth of the school iiae con
atafttly dexponstraie4^the need of
more buildings and the. state legis
lature^ Aas been exceedingly, gener-
Cull buck lambs
sasSs*?:*^*- i'-
One day this week 5,600
Same time last week 8,166
January 1, 1908, to date 270,738
Same period last year ^230,351
Enthusiasm in athletics is''reach
ing its high pitch this year. The
school ihas formed an athletic asso
ciation fund Into which the students
pay. $1 and the faculty.members $2
each senwtet^r for ti^e support of
•abhletlcs. ®very student is eager to
see the N. N. & I. S. attain state
wide prominence In athletics and
the school undoubtedly is going to do
so under the leadership of 'Paul
Young, the South Dakota boy who
won a Rhoades scholarship at Ox
ford and who surprised the English
men with' hia athletic prowess.
The N, N. & I. S. has attained a
position among the state schols of
the atdte wthich is that of a* leader.
Members of' Methodist Church Re
quest to Assign Sr. Taylor to Ab
erdeen for Another Tear—Com
mittees Are Appointed for the
Ctoning Tear.
Weekly Market Letter
Steers good to choice $6.00—?6.75
Cowsheifers good to choice .' 4.00— 5.00
Cutter Cows
2.25— 2.65
Bologna bulls
2.40— 2.65
Veal calves common 1.50— 3 .00
Gress fed cows good to choice ... 3.50— 3.75
Grass fed cows fair to good ." .... 2.56—• 3.75
Steers fair to good 5.00— 5.75
Cowsheifers fair to good 3.50— 4.00
Veal calves good to choice ... ... 3.75— 6.00
Canner Cows
2.00— 2.25
Grass fed steers
Good to choice feeding steers, 900 to 1000 lbs $3.50—4.00
Fair too good, 800 to 900 lbs 2.75—-3.25
Common to fair
Good to choice stock steers, 600 to 2 .75—3.25
Fair to good, 600 to 800 lbs s?-*'2.40—'2.75
Common stock steers .... -'-2.00—2.40
Common stock heifers 2.00—2.25
Good to choice stock heifers 2.25—2.40
Stock feed bulls
Monday .$6.50^—6.66
Tuesday 6.50—^6.55
Wednesday 6.50^—6.85
Thursday 6.60—6.90
Friday 6.50—^6.80
Saturday 6.60—6.95
Monday 6.50—6.75
naslum and now there is nearing ments were all read and all showed
completion the fine new administra
tion building, for wihich the last leg
islature appropriated $65,000. This
building will be ready for occupancy
next monthand it will contain the
president's offices, the library, some
of the recitation rooms and an as
sembly room which will have a seat
ing capacity of 1,000 students. The
urgent need of this building has been
demonstrated every morning this
schoolyear 'by the overflow of stud
ents in the present assembly room.
... Athletics §gl '---HI
The school is taking an active In
terest in athletics. Football, base
ball, basketball, track games and ten
nis are all played. In football the
school has had several strong teams
and for two years the Institution has
had the chamipion basketball .team
of tlhe two Dakotas. Baseball and
track athletics are Also entered into
with success. The young ladies also
participate in basketball with a first
class girls' team each year. tsg..
the Foiirth quarterly confer­
ence .jof the Methodist churdi of" this
Price range
Spring lambs good to choice .•. .•$4.60—5.25
Yearlings good to choice .. 4.00—4.25
Ewes good to choice
Wethers good to choice ..
ous with it, for the reason that it is
making good. The scihool started
with one structure, the main school
building, in which are now the pres
ident's office, the recitation rooms,,
the laboratories and the assembly
room. Later the young ladies' dor
mitory was built, still later came
the mechanics arts building and gym.
Yrg—Wrs good to choice 4.10 4.25
Lambs'fair to good
Ewes, good to choice 3.2'5 3.50
Ewes, breeding
719.922^ 188,061
584,270 138,209.
Sf? 49,752
135,652" ,t
"'•ff rt/tiSi
Bulk range
.. 2.00—3.00
3.00- 3.50
3.70 4.00
St. Paul Union Stockyards Co.
city a resolution was unanimously
passed requesting Bishop Wilson,
who is to preside over the South Da
kota conference this year, to return
to Aberdeen Rev. Dr.
J. W.
Taylor as
pastor for the coming year and also
of Rev. C. F.' Hopkins as presiding
elder. jv
The repprts of the varlBS^depart-
a good increase of prosperity. Many
new members were added to the
church membership as well as the
Epworth League and Sunday school.
The committees announced for the
coming year were aB follow:
Trustees—W. G. Biokelhaupt, "X?
T. Green, J. L. W. Zietlow, C. CH.
Seeley, Melvin Squire, B. C. Lamont,
R. L. Brown and J. H. Hadser.
Stewards—'B. C. Lamont, C. G.
Burnette, Ira Barnes, John Wade, D.
G. Gallett, tD. C. Washburn, R. L.
Brown, Chas. MoArthur C. G. Burn
ette as district steward, and R. L,
Brown as recording steward, •$,
B. C. Lamont is superintendent
of the Sunday sohool and Chas. A.
Sauer is president of the Epwprth
The committees for the year are:
(Foreign missions—Mrs. Blanche
Bushnell, Mrs. J. H. Hauser, and B.
C.,Lamont $?®^^p-
Sunday "schbol—T3. 'C.' lamont,
Mrs. W. L. Harris anjl Mrs.^. S.
Home mission and church exten
sion— Mrs.C. A. Shumway, Mrs. J.
W. Elliott, and Mrs. C. M. Stevens.
Tracts—Miss Kate Jones,- ^Miss
Edith MoCann and Ralph Denniaon.
Temperance—IR. L. Brown, W. L.
Cochrane and William .Bishee.
Education—iw. L. Cochrane, Prof.
W. E. Johnson and R. Ii'.BrdWn.
(Parsonage and furniture—'Mrs. W.
G. Blckelhaupt, Mrs. Blanche Bulh
nell, Mrs. Ira Barnes, Mrs. B. C. La
mont, and Mrs. L. Narregang.
Musto—(W. O. Blckelhaupt, C. H.
Seeley and 'Ira Barnes.
iFreedman's aid—D. C. Washburn,
Mrs. Ira Barnes and Mrs. D. G. Gal
Churdh record—Mrs. B. C. Lamont,
John "Wade .and Mrs. J. H. Hauser.
Estimating paator's j^salaryi—J.
Wade, O. H. Seeley, C.'(£ Burnette,
B. 3. Lamont, W. G. Bicjtoelhaupt and
Melvln SquireiS
o'rthvSlle, S. D., Sept. 12.-^The
Sleepy (Bye Elevator at this place
spilling lta contents of
5,000 bushels of grainjl^uponi^bhe
spound. The cause of the b^fc waag
th^. weaik condition of the buUding.'^
The i^allpng: ia- J»adljr damaged.'""

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