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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE ; FRIDAY , 3TEJJHUAHY 11 , 1898.
AN INVOU THE SEQUEL WAS FINISH 11Y Kt.TXAUK The editor pro tern of the county Journal tat gloomily In his office , frowning heavily and biting viciously at his mustache. Thkigs slood In thU way : The cdltor-ln- chief bad been called hastily away , leaving Hugh Klllnt In charge ; and as that youni ? man was umbltlnuc * , this had been -much to hit delight , llcfore loirlng the editor had pMced be fore Hugh the matter to bo used Ui the next ! 8ue IncluOliiK the ooncluslon of a stoiy begun the previous week. Tills ntory U wan wbhli had proved the nnare to Hugh. Cti looking over It he discovered , to hla dlsmiy , that tin * filial page * were ml. lng He had looked for them anxiously , but In rain -hence the rontutlon about Ihe desk. The ilory could riot be left unfinished , neither could ho take It ujxm blmaelt to roibstltute another. Suddenly his brow cleared and a eood-natutcd * mlc ! lit up bis face. "Ha , ,1)10 ) country's r.ived ! " ho exclaimed. "L'll wrlo'an ( nd to the hanged thing my- eclf. " Ilrushlng axlde the cluttcilng papers , he placed what there was of the "hanged thing" before him. llo laughed to himself us hlu ever too ready senna of the tldteulous eaught thu humor of the ( situation. Evldttitly the personages In the story were approsrblhg a crtsl * . The characters who eeomctl to be the most promlnmt were a tall , dark man and a short , light ono ; a lic-iutlfnl joutiR lady and a peculiar per * EonagL' named Nosino King , who scorned id bo 're-ated by all 'with exceeding faml.- larlly. > Iliiuh p'indcitM over the situation and vainly indeavoicd to find the natural vnilliiA oC Itill. / . Ho had not read the llrct | > Jit aiid consoled himself by , hoping Ib-H very few othrm h < id. It occuned lo him to read It now. but an luck would hove. It , a copy nf the Izsl Issue waa not at band and h < > did rot Uke Iho trouble to look'OHM up. think ing , gloomily , that quite lIKclj It wouldn't lo toy h * > ! p If ho l.ud It ; and Una , too. ho thought longingly of tbo club giounrt.i. TlniUH went Bivlmmlnxly nn En. h rtorac'er made several lilgh-soiiinlln > r T- nr-iiliri und went oft the UK' ' ' The bom tlful jming Imly lud u pilliulic Inlet view vUlh the light man. In which ihy losulvcit to put. The toll , dark men , who was mi doubt HIP villain. BH vlllaltit were ulv\i\a dark In Htoiles ( so Hugh U' vonodi. < ind. ot conrsn , no ntnry wan complete without o'i , made dime null , toils remiuks nbnut 101- rlbullon nd vvnKcainc. mid Imwed hlir- Rplf on with all the Miilliw aivl giAi-e that nrcompliahid villains urtHUjposod to put- sess Then Nusmo King sang a touehlni ; eonK and ndPd the whole thing 'AJtti u Btnei.il remark on the vanity of life , anj the yltiry closed , le.uing the hciolne In a Ewoon. Th mamif'iTlpt , thus aitlstlcally com- Iileted. was bended In with the other ina- terblH foi the next \tt\\t \ \ \ > of the .lourn-il. and then Hush P'lt the dcMc In ordnr , ana much eldled by his success us an author , BtmU'il [ nr the ' 'lub grounds. The papi-i cuine out im tlmn with every ilepartntpnt up"to Its iihtnl standard of ex cellence Hugh read his nut production with great delight , und was cmicr.Uiilatlng himself on having no successfully "gotten out of a hole " UK he expressed It , when the unexpected happened In that peculiar w y It lia-i of doing. The tincxprctril In this ease came In the EhiOi * of a young woman who walked Intc/ * " theolllro the day after the paper came out nncl demanded ot Mr. Klllot to i.ce the editor , , < Hugh vxos not unaccustomed to the slslit of young women ; nelihrr was he accus tomed in such a peculiar mingling of ctillls of apjirc'liinslon and tlirllU of adliilr.uinn an hc < exfji < rliMieed when I bin particular young wonmti aiippircil cm the wene. She wns : i sweet looking glil In a dainty tolli l of. pink that suited her brown eves and hti'.ito iierfoDtlon. Hut. In these same bionn oyiJs war ; an ominous look tliat called In'n exlntence the chills ot apprehension which 1'e WHS also forced to acknowledge. "I regret to oaj the editor Is out ol town/1 replied Hugh , courteously and 11103. tiuthfullv. "Indied , nml may I n k who K taking his plBCO ? " ' Horn the rhll'H ' of apprehcii&lon ios" li gh In the ascendant , ns the "coming event < us" Its shadow hufuic , " "I have that honor , " he nnsweied , vvlnh Ing heardly that all the honor there was In It bulonged to anybody else. ' . 'Then It Is you I have to thank for co nlter'og ' the xlory o'llillslad yesterday that eve i Its author can kcarcely recognize It. "YOU AH1J VKllY KINO WHAT AMKND5 UO YOU I'UOPOSR ? " I ask If you consider your alterations An Impiovement ? " Tli'n ' was. then , as ho had guessed , the author of that nncmled story. "I must e\plaUi , " he nald , "You ei > , Iho last pagns of the nvinuivrlpt wcro mlistng. Tlnfortunalely I had not read the first put of the Btory , being so rushed ( with tennln , though It was not iifcotnary to explain that ) , and BO had to gueti at the muling. I am exceedingly sorry about It , but It could not bo loft nnnn'stied ' , and a * ( tin end could not T > o found there won * nothing else to do. Any amends tluit pan bo made will bo done most gUidly , \ assure > ou. " "You are very kind. What amcnda do you jiropcaft ? " "Well , " said IliiBb , with a - at tempt to defend hla course , "you know how frequently the moat popular writers nou . dn > 8 end thi-lr ttorlet traglroll } , As I have had no experlcncfi In that line , I thought I would probably come nearer right to follow their Iwd. having no Idea of the correct codlrtc. lint , to fpcak of the story Itself , v.-as not 'the light man the hero mid Iho dark ono the villain , that Is , the offending party:1' " ( YrMlnly not. The light man was only the brother of the heroine and there was no villain , aa > o'u call It. In the story , The dark man wa her betrothed. And us to It being the farhlon for dtorlra to end sad , I trllove lu love tlorlca ending the right way " "O , co do I , " Hugh liavtpned'to tuy. "And I HlncerHy regret my mistako. liut curely 1 did not do wrong to let the character NCSMIO King wasn't It ! mskc the con. c'udliiK remorks ? From the part ho played throughout I Judged he would bo likely to do computing lo the point t 1he end. " "O , did you ? NS'cll , he was the dog. " 'Great Caesar ! " exclaimed High | , cud then lhat Irrrpreuslble < enso of humor artwrtcd Itiolfai4 | ho , bunt Into a ringing laugh. " 0. I beu , your p rdon. I am auro I'm 1 rartlly tony for my pirt In < hls thing. " hi ! ald , with eucl ) an honestly pendent eound 1U tils volca that she could but believe him , "And | ( thcrt 1 any reparation I can. make , bullevo m.e , ( t itull be done. Shall I ex * ij&ln In the next It ui , or will you not tead rED STORY. ED IN THE TENNIS COURT. rtt * t. the lost sheets If you have a copy } Indeed , I would be only to hoppy to eervo you In any way " , "Hut , Indeed1. ; ' he said anxiously , "It would bo a pleasure to do anything you wish , It you will only.-Connnnnd me. " She did not answer , and Hugh opened the door for her , wretchedly conscious of a feelIng - Ing of utter Incapacity to cope with the situation , Ho sat down In the editorial chair after she was Rene and meditated on his sins. "I was a regular fcrute , " he said , fiercely , Jumping up -Violently that the dignified editorial chair went cplnnlng around like a top.Hut Hut some warvhp'must gain her forgive ness. Ho did Mot know her name , nor , In faot , onythln&tabout her , except Well , noth ing but that he hoped , ho would sec her again , and theu he 'would find a way. II. "No , " she answered , stiffly , moving to ward the < leer , "I'm sure jou have done quite enough , I will not give you any further troublo--about It. Good morning. " 'Anyhow , here * wiin a chance to show that there \\aa at 'least one thing he coulil do well , and ho vowed that ho would make a bmvo fight OIL -'this occasion , Tom Bugle also took his. place on the field , and the fight was soon on In earnest. The day of the tennis tournament came , and came gloriously. Hugh Elliot passed hither and thither at various calls , In all the glory of a white duck suit , now wield- ' "MH. ELLIOTT IS INDEED A GENIUS. " Ing a racquet lns.tead _ of'the editorial pen Jiut us the game was being callud , and the places allotted , ho ciiurr.it sight , of a dainty figure , In white this time , v > hlcl he recognized a ( once. Jt was his dU'iuitj ot the brort-ii eyes. Sl.o was chatting with some of his friends , the Bugles , and Tom , tingle , the rascal , was hovering around her with all tlic aa Riiiancd and gaycty of which he PM.SI.HSWI finch a Konerous share. "Tom alwujs was a lucky dog , " sa'd ' Hugh , aiiRrily , whllo his wrath rose high against himself as he recalled the scene In the olHcc. For two hours , with slight Intermissions , the battle raged. Htnh knew In hla heart that ho wen playing superbly and felt , too , that the maiden In "white was not totally oblivious to his fine strokes. When the closing game- was called Hugh found hlimclf with Tom Bugle as one of his opponents. The four players were well matched , and Hugh knew that this last same would bo no trifling matter. To make It still more trying he observed that the little party \vlth whloh Tom had been , In- cludlns the brown eyed girl , had approached their court to watch the game and the re- cult. . _ . When the prizes wore awarded Hugh El- 1'ot ' received the first gentleman's prize , a gold scarf pin In the shape of a ball and racquet , tied with the club colors. Tom 13nglo was the first to congratulate Hugh on his victory , which ho did without the slightest appearance ot discontent. "And now come meet my cousin. " he said. "Nlco girl. Going to be hero the rest of the summer. Have been looking for you for two or three days to have you come around. " And Tom was loading him away , with the flush of victory still animating his fai-e , when suddenly without any premonition again hose horrible chills of apprehension over took him. but this time unaccompanied by any thrills of admiration. For. entering the club giounds and heart- ng straight for them , was Mr. Page the edttor-ln-chlcf of the Journal , who. bavins list returned , was anxious to ronbult with high an to hla success , and rightly gut-used his was the place to find him. Thus , Juat as the young men approached the women , 10 came up , and , knowing Tom well. wa irosrntcd also , "Mr. Papo , ladles , and Mr. Elliot , the ehnmplon of the day and my rttHilens con- limror. My cousin , Miss Ruth Somera , and ny sisters jou already know , " Hugh bowed with .mingled feellnus of pleasure , embarrassment nnd pride , but there \ns no hint ot their late unpleasant meel- UK In the few words with which lluth ; rcotcd him. "I congratulate you on your victory , Mr. Slllot , " fiho bald , "you played magnlfl- ently. " "Thank you , I am glad there Is ono thing can do In a civilized inanntr , " he unuwerrd vlth a significance which she only iiudoc- Rtood , Otlicra BOOH Joined the group , und Mr. Page took the first opportunity 10 ask Hugh about the paper. , "I hope you had no trouble during my ab sence , " ho said ; "Not especially.1' replied Hugh , hesitat ingly , and knowing" full well that every word could not but be overheard by Miss Somers. "There were some few mattcm not quite as I had expected. You have seen the paper , of course ? " "Yes. nnd I am glad you got It out on time. Everything seemed , to be up to the usual mark. There was , however , Just ono thing that Gomcuhat purprUed me That wttt- the istory concluded from last week. It struck me as being well , rather Involved toward the end. " "I regret that It w s , " replied Hugh , "and I am to blame foe th t. Unfortunately there had to be a slight alteration toward Ihe end on account of an accident ; that Is , tome ot the concluding pages were misting. " "Jllnslnel" exclaimed Mr. Pago. "You don't tayso , Well , how did you mantgo It ? " ' 0 , I played Author my eU. " answered Hugh , with a print smile. "I regret the it-iult wai not hotter. " ' What , my dear boy , you niolo thn cnd7 Why , you're a treasure , a Jevul I thought you capable , ot course , but .scarcely thought you equal to that , not being In your llno. I m thinking- looking up a ucceuor ( or , < < emu I line In the future , and am glad to' know where I may let my mantle fall. " "U was abominable , " bere Hugh could not help but put In , hli endeavor * to lay tbe right thing from two points ot xlen proving a serious tusk. "I'd rather fix u [ everything else on the paper than do nn < other love story. I know , besides , that th < writer will never forgive mo , which makes It worfe. " "O , wai there any unpleasantness ? " askci ] Mr. Page , hastily. "Of course wo don'i wont anything of that kind. Authors arc very touchy , and can make a good deal ol trouble sometimes. " Hugh's face had fallen decidedly durlns thi'so last remarks , and he saw that he stood a poor chance ot advancement | t hie chief knew how very unnatlsfactory to the author his conclusion to the story had been. I3ut MtiA Somers also had caught the hint , and now turned a charming face to Mr , Page. "Indeed , Mr. Page , " she * ald sweetly , "you said you would lea\e It to me to Judge , and I assure yod Mr. Elliot's part ot the story was charming , and so like the up-to-date story. I must say , I WCB ex ceedingly Interested In reading It , myself , and feet sure the author will make no coin- plaints. More than likely the writer forgot to send thn manuscript complete , anyhow. Authors arc so careless. 1 think MJ. Elliot Khould bo praised and deserves every ad vancement for hla ability. " " " Mr. Page cheerfully - "So bo It , then , agreed fully , nnd walked away , leaving the two young people stranded together at some dls- Tanco from their party , who had moved enduring during thu conversation , v . III. Dy a mutual Impulse , as soon as Mr. Page WUR gone , they glanced furtively at each other , and what each saw In the other's Jaco must have , bepn reassuring , for , without inord ado ; both Immediately dropped their dignity , and broke Into such a hearty , good- natured lough at the turn the whole thing hud taken that It would have been Impos sible after that to regain their distance , and made them feel like old acquaintances a't once. "Do you remember what you said to mo the first time I ever saw you ? " he asked , without further preliminaries. "I said a lot of things , didn't I ? Sonic hateful onvs. " "Ne\cr mind them. But you gald , too , thitj you believed In love Glories ending the right way. I'm thinking of a cabe where your ending could .be . used beautifully. " "But I thought you liked two endings , llko ono of IluJyard Kipling's stories , and J ibellovo you couldn't think of any more. My ending might do for one , supposing there was such a case , and " "Let us suppose such a care. Go on. " "Well , yourd might do ton the ether , and you might have Nosmo to sing. Set , hero ho Is. " "O , 'bother ' Nosmo. " " .And the heroine swooning , and the villain that was what you called my hero , I believe " "In this story I'm thinking .of , the villain and the lover are one , so one ending would be enough. " "It seems to ibo rather Involved , too. " "Then let mo untangle It , Ruth , and since my miserable ending was published , let us live out your happy one together. That Is the use I want to make of It , and that will bo far better than having It published. " Hero the villain icoKed so mucn in earnest that only ono ending eecmcd at all possible , and Ruth answered , trying to speak very Innocently nnd falling dismally : "Of course It's n pity not to make some uro of It. If you. think my ending better than yours " , j "Never mind finishing your sentence , cither , Ruth , " said Hugh , gladly. "I do think your'B .better than mine. But If I had never written mine , perhaps wo could ncvor have lived yours as rjftw wo shall. So you ace there Is somethingto ! > o said for two cndlnes. " "llul I don't know , " 'begun ' Ruth , with one feeble effort to resist the lrrealstlblo. "O , never mind , I do. J'm a full-fledged editor now , and am supposed to know all about love stories. " "Whether you do or not , " added Ruth , saucily. Hut hero the villain takes matters In his own hands , and the story becomes hopelessly Involved. I > V THU HA 11 , . I'liniwrlo on HITIM-H llmli'ly Slinl- < > r -il liy n Yt'll for fipiih. Wildly , fiercely , whirled the snow. Driven by the terrible northeast wind , relates the Chicago Tribune It swept In tcmpestuoiib fury over the landscape , blotting everj thins fiom sight. Its sharp flakes pierced the eye Illm n nod t no Tn Bttrlplltifr rritula If ft 11n. \ , \ hither and yon , the howling gale now heap ing up fantastic drifts and anon scattering them with Its Icy breath us If the splrl' of the storm with demoniac glco were riotIng - Ing In elemental chaos. In ever-Increasing volume It plunged and tore with resistless force along the deep , narrow cut through W'hlch the panting engine of the night ex press was plowing Its way toward the great city , dragging with laboring grasp , Its load of precious human freight behind It. Straight In the teeth of the maddened blast It fought Its way. AVIth his band on the throttle Blood the faithful engineer , striv ing In vain , oven with ihls trained vision , to plrrco the ghostly gloom alioid of him. All landmarks were obliterated. Nothing met his vision but the i > all of s-nowi beneath and the blinding flakes that ( Hied tbo air above , beyond , and In every direction. The head light threw Its fceblo gleams on a wall ot falling mow , but was powerless to penetr-ito It. In their luxurious palace cars , secure from the fury of the storm , the passengers dreamed not of danger. Little knew they ot Jhe premonition of disaster that lay like a leaden weight In the breast of the brave , patient man who , with all his senses alert , itood at his post , responsible for their sifcty. and ready to answer with his own life. It need be , for the hundreds of other lives Intrusted to his keeping. What does the world , that heaps with wraith and honors Its flimsy heroes of u day , know of real heroism the commonplace , everyday heroism of tbe railway engineer ? * * * * On sped the train. Suddenly a cry wa heard. U rang through tbo trait ) , loud , startling and dlitlnct : "Ga-a-i-a-alesburfi ! Twenty mlnutca for ! irea.-a-akfuit ! " Dr , Dull' * Cough Syrup takes tbe lead of all cough preparations on our shelves. Car- ft I'almctcr. Jameitgwo , M , X * , JOBBERS RND Of AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS f ini&iger & & u Hitealf Co. . . WItOUtflAl.ll DKAt.ntW IX Agricultural Implements Buggies nnil Carrier * Cor.fiUi nnd Pacific Sts ftarlin , iOrendorff C & Martin Jobbers of/Fkrm / Machinery. and Burtfe * - Cor. Itb and Jontt. ART'XGOODS Moldings. Mirrors , Frames , Backing and Artists' Materials. BOOTS-SHOES-RUBBERS , n merican Hand 1 V Sewed Shoe Go M'frs 1 Jobbers of Foot Wear WtSlKIlN AGENTS FOIl Xho Joseph Bani aii Rubber Oo. Rubbers and Mackintoshes. 1107 Howard St. , OMAHA Hoots , Shoes and Rv.bbers' Salesrooms 1102-110M1C8 Hnrney Gtr t. WHOL.E3AI.B RUBBER GOODS Owner ot Chief EranJ Mackintoshes Q&m Boots , Shoes , Rubbers , AT "WHOLESALE. Office and Saieiroom , lUO-i-:3.JIoTCnril SU .BAGS Importers Btid.MamiT.icturers B'AGS 614-16-18 Saufh nth Street BAKING POSW-DER - EXTRACTS. SYRUPS , 'MclacFes , Sorghum , etc. . I'resmcs and Jelllei. Alee tin cnns and Japanned wara. ROMANCE OF A POET'S ' BOYHOOD True Story of Whittier's Fey Love Tqld for tlio first Time. CHERISHED D3EAM5 MUTUALLY BANISHID Knrly FrleiulNliliiM UiiHliuUoin by Time or TrlalH Ti'iulor Mumorlfw of the QiinUir I'ovt IlrflccHMl I in lilt It ta of special Interest that on this , John Greenlcaf Whlttler's flOtu birthday , there should bo published for the first time a rather full and absolutely authentic Htory of itho Quaker poet's .boy . love , says a writer In the Boston Transcript. It will bo re membered that Whlttler , by his will , left $10,000 to the Amesbury Homo for Aged Women. Ono room In this homo Mrs. Eliza beth W. I'lckard , the niece to whom ho left his Amesbury homestead , has recently furnished with tbe massive 'black walnut set formerly used In the "spare room" of her uncle's lioubo , the room where Lucy Larcom , Gall Hamilton , the Cary sisters and George Macdonald have In former times been entertained. This apartment In the homo Is to bo known as the "Whlttler room. " In. connection with this homo comes the story of romantic Interest. Two years after the death of Mr. Whlttler an old womun made application for admission on the ground that in her youth ehe waa a school mate and friend of tlio pool. And although ebo was not entitled to admission 'by ' ibclng a resident of the town , she would no doubt have been received If she had not died soon after making tbo application. This was Mrs. Evelina Ilray Downey , concerning whoso schoolgirl friendship for Whlttler In accurate newspaper Articles were current at tbo time of her death In the eprlng of 1895. It may bo that at roino time the whole story of her llfu .Will to told , but I am per mitted to give oulynin outline of It , Gvcllna Ilray way born at Marblehc-ad , Maso. , October 10 , 1810. She was the > oungest of ter > 'children of a shipmaster who made many/voyages / to the East Indies' and to European ports. In a letter writ ten In 1884 BliQi s ya of herself ; "My mother w s a Fulrlck , a name known among tbo houtcdjolclera of Massachusetts aa early as 1665. > lj < father , an East India sea captain , madoilfrequeot and long voy ages. For wfe-keoplng end Improvement he sent mo to Haterlilll , bearing a letter ot Introduction fcorn , Captain William Story , a brother of Justicfc. Story , to the family ol Judge Hartley. They passed me over to Mr , Jonathan K. Smlthand ( Mrs. Smith gave ma an a roommate her only daughter Mary. This waa the openjng eeabon of tbe now lUverblll academy , a tort ol rival to tbe CHICORY I Chicory Go. . Qiowen and mnnufnclurcr of nil formi o : Chicory Onmlm-Krctnont-O'Nell. CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE " ' " ' "u" Importtr and tfotber Crockery. China , Glassware , Silver Plated Ware , Looking Glasses , Chan deliers , Lamps , Chimneys , Cutlery , Etc. 1-110 PAHNAU ST. CREAMERY SUPPLIES he Sharpies Company Creamery Machinery , nnti Supplies. Boilers , Engines , Kecd Oookcru , Wood Pulleys - leys , Shafting , Ucltlnc. llutttr Pack- uses of all kinds. 807-909 Jones St. - - - - - - DRY M. E , Smith & Go. Importers and Jobbers of Dry Goods , Furnishing Goods AND NOTIONS. DRUGS. 'go2-go6 ' Jackson St * 3. O. lUCHAHDSON , Prest. a R WELLER , V. Prcat. 31'fn Staiiiiarf PliarnuceuHeal Prepara tions. bf > eelal Formulae i'reparrd to Order Frnil far Catalogue * lAboratorr. 1112 Howard St , Omaha. E. Bruce & Co. * Druggists and Stationers , "Queen Bee" Specialties , Clgaru , Wint ana Brandies , Comer 10th am ) Hurncy Street ! . ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES. Flcctrical Supplies. Electric Mining Uclls and Gns Lighting O. W JOHNSTON. Jlsr. 1510 Howard St. WHOtESAt.n AND HUTAII , ELECTRICAL SUPPLIES UM Favnara 81 , FRUIT-PRODUCE. Commission Merchants. S. W. Corner irih nnd Howard Sts. Members of the National Lanue of Commt - slon lUrcliants of the United States. , Bradford academy. Subsequently I gradu ated from the Ipswich Female seminary , In the old Mary Lyon dajs. " Mary Smith , her roommate at Haverhlll. and her llfeloiiK friend , though for fifty years they wcro lost to each other , Is the venerable widow of Ilov. Dr ? S. K. Smith , the author of "Amer ica. " 1 > , a YOUTH AND BRAUTY. Rvclltfa Is described as a tall and etrlk- Ingly iJcautlful brunette , wlt'j remarkable richness of coloring , and nhc took high rank In scholarship. The house on Water street at which she boarded was directly oronslto that of Abljah W. Thayer , editor of the Havorhlll Gazette , with whom Whlttlcr boarded while at the academy. He > is t'jcn 19 years old and she was 17.- Naturally they walked to and from nchool together and their Interest In each other was noticeable. H the Quaker lad harbored thoughts of marriage , and even gave expression to them , It would not be strange. IVit the tradltlon.s of his ecct In cluded dlsDrr.jrovnl of music and Evelina's father had given her n piano and film was fascinated with the study of tlin art pro scribed by the Quakers. Then , too , Wblttler s poor and his gift of versification , which had already given him quite a reputation , was rot considered In those days of much con- Bcquonpo as a means of livelihood. If they did not at f.cal realize , both of them , the hopelessness of their love , they found It out after Miss Dray's return to her dome. Mr. Whlttlcr accorrrianled his mother to n quarterly me tlng of the Society of Friends at Snlcm and ono morning before breakfast took a walk of a few miles to Iho quaint old ( own of Mprblrh'cad and paid a visit to the limni ) of his Echoolmato. She could not Invite him In hut , Instead , suggested a stroll along the picturesque locky chore of the bay. This WM In the spring or early Hummer of 1828 and the ooet was 20 years old , a farmer's toy with high Ambitions , but with no outlook as yet toward any profession. It may tin Imagined that the young couple , after a dis cussion of the situation , saw the IicpelcsBiiets of scenting the needed conni-nt of their parents and returned from tholr morning's walk with saddened hearts. Whatever dreams they may have cherished wcro from this bour abandoned and they larted with tills understanding. For more than flfty years they met but once again and tills once wiu at Marble- head , four or five years after. Miss Hray had In the meantime been ( caching In a tcmltwry In Mlsslsslrpl and Whlttler had been editing papera In IVoston and Hartford , and had published his first book , a copy of which he had ecnt her. There was no re newal of their lover-like relations and they parted In friendship. I have Mid that they raet but once In the half century after that morning's walk ; the truth Is they were once again close together , but Whlttler was not conscious of It. This vat whllo he was editing the Pennsylvania Freeman at Phila delphia. Mlts Dray was then associated with a Catherine Heeler In an educational move ment of considerable Importance and was visiting Philadelphia. Just then a noted Massachusetts dlvlr.o. Rev. Dr Todd , wai an nounced to preach In the Presbyterian church tnd both these Haverhlll schoolmates were moved to hear him. Dy' o singular ch'anco they occupied tbo wine pew and sat close to gether , liut MUs Ilray was the only one who was conscious of ttils and she was too hy to reveal herself. It must have been that btrbvnuet bid bcr face , for otherwise FURNITURE newey Stone Furniture Oc WHOtiKSAl.ni Furniture Draperies 1115-1117 Farnira Bltnt. GROCERIES. eGord-Brady Go. 13th nnd I.chvetuvoftli St Staple and Fancy Groceries HA AND corn * Rovsuns , ttc. WHOLBSALB FINE GROCERIES I Teal , Sptcts , Tobacco nfl Clean. 1 HOM40T Horney Daxfon and V Osibghor Go IMPOItTIiltS. GAS COFFEE ItOASTEHS AJIlI JOUUINQ GUOCEUS. Telephon * IS2. HARNESS-SADDLERY : s ,4\n COLLARS Jobber * of [ .rather , iiaitdlcru Itartlware , Kte , Wo solicit your onlora 1315. Howard St HARDWARE. Wholesale Hardware , Omaha. * * hardware Wholesale Hardware. Bicycles and Sjjortlnp Goods. llilO-'Jl-23 II ar- ncy strout. LIQUOR3. WHOLESALE LIQUORS : Proprietors of A15ilICA : > f riOAIl AND a LASS W.MH : co. ! 14-2ir. Houth 14th St. yS i * ' Epjf&'lp ( Hspi y BIS I O Unvu ( * > B < S cjlaGl East India Bitters Golden Shcnf Pure Hyr and Uourbon Whiskey. Willow Springs Dlutillery , Her & Co. , 1111 Harncy Street. I rieic 8 Herjierfa. Wholesale Liqnor Klerchants , 1001 Kurnnm Strcot- Wl'lttier's remarkably keen eyes would have recognized the friend of hla school dajs. Their next meeting was at the reunion of the Haverhlll academy claso of 1827 , which was held In 1885 , fc.ilf a century after thp second Interview at Marblehcad. It must he-re bo said that It was not hh ochool boy love which Whlttlcr has commemorated In such opems as "Memories. " The only lines , BO far as lo known , In which direct reference may bo traced to the affair now under con sideration occur ID the flcio poem , "A Sea Dream , " written In 1874. Miss Dray , early In the 40s , became prin cipal of the female department of the Uen- tra school at St. Louis. In 1S19 , during the prevalence of a fearful epidemic , the school building won converted Into a hospital , and one of the patients W.JB an Episcopal clergy man , Itev. William S. Downey , an Kngllsh- . man , claiming to be of nebo ! birth. Ho re covered his health , but wao entirely deaf , not being able to hear the loudest sounds for the remainder of his life. Miss Ilray married him , -ind for forty yraw endured a martyrdom , for ho was of a tyrannous dln- poaltlcn and disagreeably eccentric. Ho left the Episcopal church and became a Ilapt si evangelist , preaching In the Htrceta and dis tributing tracts of his own composition. Fortunately they were not reduced to pov erty , though ho accepted alms as If poor , and this was a sere trial to his high-spirited wife. They came to Now York , where ho continued to wrlto and distribute tracts. On ono occanlon ho was seriously Injured by a street mob which had been roused to frenzy by his preaching. Ho never recov ered from the rough handling he then re ceived , but for the rest of his life showed that hla mind was affected by his bodily I Infirmities , and was more eccentric than i over. over.H : wife Tiad nuver told him of her early acquaintance with Whlttler , but ho found It out by a singular chance. When Rev. S , F. Smith and wife celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage the event was mentioned In thu papers , and the fact that Mrs. Smith was a schoolmate of Whlt tler was chronicled. Mr , Downey had heard his wife speak ot being a nchoolmato of the wife of the author of "America , " and put ting these two circumstance * together , ho concluded that his wife also must have known the Quaker pact In hLj youth. Ho tald nothing to her about this , but WTO tea a letter to Whlttlor himself , and sent with It a tract he had written In severe denun ciation of Colonel Robert Q. Ingersoll , As a postscript to this letter , ho said "Did you ever know Evelina Ilray ? " Whlttler at once replied , ackaowlbdglng the receipt of tbe tract , and making this character-'atlc comment upon It : CHARACTERISTIC REBUKE. "It occurs to mo to say , however , that In thy tract thro hat hurdly charity enough for that unfortunate' man , Ingersoll , whu It stems to mu Is much lo bo pitied for hi * darkne&a ot unbelief.Wo must remrmt < c-r that ono of Urn great causes of Infidelity la the worldlness , tselllthnesx and evil deal ing of professed Christians. An awful weight of responsibility test * upon the Christian diurtli In this respect. ' ' To this letter ho added aa a pontscrlpt' "Cut you give mo tbe address of Evi'llim Bray1 Mr. Downey at once wrote that he w s her husband , ( old of his nervlue of tbe Matter , and Indirectly begged for aislit- anco In bis work of spreading the goujiel. I Of course , Whlttler had no sympathy with LIQUORS. 'iley ' Broihers , Wholesale Liquors and Cigars * 1118 F.irnnm Street. 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Western Superior Copper Mixed Tyi > u th belt on the mrrkct. ELCCTItOTVPc FOUNDHT. 11H Howard Street. the work Downey was evidently engaged hi , but ho feared his old friend might bo In destitute circumstance , and for her sake ho mode a liberal remittance. The miserly husband kept all this drom his wife , who ho knew would at once return the money ; but aho came upon the fact by finding a letter of Whlttlor's In his pocket. She \\as Indignant , but her letter to Whlttler re turning the money was couched In the most dellcato terms , and gave no hint of tlm inUcry of her life. She was In occasional correspondence with him until the year of his death ; ono of his jest letters , \yTltten nt Hampton Falls In the summer of 1892 , was addressed to her. Their only meeting was at tlio Haverhlll Acadumy reunion of 18SC , nfty-clght years nftcr the love episode of tholr school days She had a .few . years pre viously ent hai'k ' to him the volume she re ceived In 1831. when she learned that ho Had no copy of It for slio did not know ho was carefully destroying uvery copy ho could get Into his hand * . In acknowledging the retuin of the first hopk ho "ever pub lished , Whlttler wioto to her that "It Bccmcrt to him on apparition of himself. " When they met at Hmorhlll , ho took her apart from the other BehoolmateH , and they then exchanged souvenirs , ho received a miniature on Ivory , painted by Porter , the name artist who painted the first lUifiiem ever taken of "Whittler a miniature now In posaoiolon uf Mrs. Plc-kard. The portrait of Miss Ilray represents her In the full llui.1i of her glrlUh beauty , wearing as a crown a wreath of roscH This mlnlatiiro was returned to Mrs , Downey nfter Iho poet's death by the oleeo Into whoto pos session It came. It has been supposed that the legend of Skipper Iresoii , which Whlttler said ho had from a schoolmo'e. n related on pagu vD' * of hlH "Llfo and Letters , " WBM told nun b/ Mies Ilray. Hut I understand thai the biographer made In lulry of her In regard to thU matter , and i-ecimed her emphatic assurance that she dll not give him the story. It will bo noilvnl tli.-it Wlilttier dies not my the full ntory came from his cclionl- mate , hut only "my verso wa solely founded on a fragment of a rhyme which I hronl from one of my early schoolmates , a nntlvu of Marblchcad. " 'flint r\\o \ \ > vn the sthool- mate referred lo thoru can bo no doubt , as I hero was no other of tbo academy students from that tonn. Mrs. Downey pent her lant days In the family of Judge Ilradlcy , at West Nuw- Iniry , Mass. After her death omo valuable china of hers was nold by auction , and noveral plecca were eocurod by a neighbor , Mrs. Ladd. The I 'IM family have ihico taken charge of thu Whltl. r birthplace at Hati Haverhlll , and by thN chain of clrcii'iiniinrc.i I5vellna Uroy's ch ) < u nn.v rrits on the Whlttlrr sholvcii , logotbcr with tlm Renulno Whlttlcr chna | whk.i has been put In Us i old place by Mra. PIckard , It was no : becausi of tloAtltu'ton ( hat Mr . Downey made application to enter the Old Ladles' Horn * , which Whlttlcr lu.l founded , but beratise , chprlKhln until the day of her death her youthful Conduces for ( bo poet , nho ! ) i'K'3l to live during tbo nun- vet time of hnr life n < Hir bU grovn. In all probability her roqur t wpulc ) hayo been granted had not she , too , been jtlddcnly called to the land where marriage r.ud civ Ins In marriage U not.