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TIIE OMAtlA DAILY BEE: SATURDAY, MAY T, 1904.
THE QUEST lV SARGENT c-rryr-Kht, 1W, by A. B. Richardson.) , No "ti eirpft Hrry Bancrfft kave undrrtakf-n the qufrt, hut Harry ai Tint at all li'te ciher men. His father, having rrarh-d the financial position whore h ccuM af7r..-d th? lutury or an eccentric m. often chuckled orei the fact. Hie mother, who iTotratcd rwref-lf Calljr be fore the altar Inscribed 'The Right Thlri.M irl-vl over his conduct, ecrretlr rl openly, little dreamir.e; that she pwed her social position to her sen's feniuc for do ing the unexpected, the daringly original, father than to hr hunhaud'e mere ta'.U llona. Society-wlth a capital S will con- escend to be amused when It scorns to be fed. The quest started In a Fifth avenue stnge On the nlsrnt of the Ppcncer-Jonee cotillon. The Bancroft horses were In use, lira. Bancroft and Helen having Invited the Courtney srlrls to share tnelr box at the Xletropolltar. Harry had telephoned the club, only to learn that there wns not a hansom on the stand. 60 there wn noth ing for It but a etape, and Harry j'.gnak-d the lumbcrlftg reticle with a gr::w!t:g Btr.9 of Irritation at Mrs. Fincer-Jonea for fcavtng elected a Calve nlftht for her cotillon, anS at til? perversltv of cahs for Invariably being scarce on stormy nlRhts. The stage plunged forward Just ae he resrhed the top step, nnd he rasped the crown of Ms hat a he wss precipitated through th narrow door. His e?owl d-ep-tned as. with one lmmaculatnly gloved hanfl, he smoothed the nap. Bancroft hnd always held that wMle clothes might not make the man, Ms hat certainly stamped Ills attire. He gave one last critical glance t Its polished surface set It tirmly, 'luarely on his head, and once more looked the world In the face. And such a fa'-e as the world turned toward him at tht particular moment In the dim light of the rwaylng Mge'. Oval, almost classical In Its outlines, un der stormy coll of dep gold hMr of that tint which only Dame Nature, pa.t-;:ils-tress of coloring, can spin. Purk brown yes that might be meltingly lender, hut which Just now were dancing with amuse Bicnt at his too obvious aunoyance. And Hps that were gentle even In their mirth. Bancroft, the fastidious, noted even the dress, so inconspicuous that no rlncle de tail stood forth. Beelr-K that the had at tracted his attention, the fcirl flushed lightly and her face turned expression less. But not before Bancroft, raiding Ills glance from the tails on her great fox boa to the coils of spun gold under her brown velvet hat. caught the delicate flush as It passed, and, looking, he was loft. If .Helen did not know this girl. It was her sisterly duty to mc.Ee the acquaint ance on the morrow. Girls must know how to manage these things. If only he knew her name or address Then the province which tenderly guards children, fools and lovers. Intervened. A middle-aged woman clambered into the tape. There was a Joyful meeting, from which the observant Bancroft gathered that the newcomer had once taught Miss Ivlnlty, and was greatly surprised to meet her In New Tork. Bhe called the girl Alicia, or Miss Bronson, according to the emotion of the moment, and the younger woman, in turn, offered the In formation that she and "papa" were stop ping at a quiet but fashionably apart ment hotel near Washington Square, Under cover of smoothing his mustache, Bancroft conned the name and address several times. Then sudden terror pos sessed' him. His memory, always treach erous, would lose Its grip on that address before he reached the coat room at Sherry's. In desperation he ran through 1 the pockets of his top coat and found the j tub of. a dance card pencil, but no scrap, of paper. With a guilty air, quite lost on Miss Divinity, who was chatting uncon cernedly with her companion, be scrib bled the address on the white silk lining of bis hat, and carefully turned the back band Father Krteipp devoted Kis life to the study of human heaJth. Be de manded pure linen next the skirt, and ga.ve kis name to the only underwe&r which is pure linen to the last thread. FOB SALE WILLIAMS & SMITH CO, MRS. J. BENSON Nothing Better To regain lost strength and vitality r for nursing mothers or convales centsfor a tonic or lveruge during the spring and summer thun Cabinet THE BEER YOU LIKE. It is properly aged and pasteurtted. One trial is all we ask. Order a case, either quarts or pints. A small glassful occasionally will soon bring doajred results to convalescents. Fred Krug Brewing Co. Oawks'i Model Brewery, -telephone 420. OMAHA. KENaKDWCMEH. 1 Hi U tot anaatnra. 4it htvr ,io0eviiiaitoii4 if tct naltrtAeVi Iuu1m, 14 but ulri- Si i ! I nl f 1 fr .miimii. i a,k..uiT! aM tw hMui. . t. S-. , iPerwui is pi. n wrus I i1 ea h-iti-sn ts. CucklM sum tuMasl 1 ECHl(.-MllffO ... .. f-j&- " rillCUt.viKh'i. KN1.UM1 W I. kill fc-!4 UMitUlr .m. mu4 jx J7"i i.k...ib u. t 71 Spa -l kalMUiail.. .-4 l.iis. legs B -It.-iiw r, MS ). SiSM Ku. kl. Z OF THE HAT RICHARDSON. 0f the toll-tale ror?. Then he woke he wss ceven , M-v-ks tejew h.s d-i-i.ii.atl m, and. wiih , a list l...gerli,g l,a at Mjb liviiUty, be j r'ung"J Into the Inky blackness of the 1 nltbt. 1 Two hours later he looked up to find his I hostess studying him carefully. 'loruethlng on your mind, Harry?" "Tes, something pleasant," he replied, spinning her jeweisd (an, like an Ivory der visli, on the palm of his band. "You would laugh if you knew." .'Tell me, then, quick! I want to laugh!" "That Is Just why 1 think I hai better not tell you. I don't want you to laugh at this." Soon after he slipped away. Somehow he wanted to get to the clnb, where there might be some chaps of the sort who did not receive cards to the Spencer-Jones af fairs, but who knew about pretty western girls whose fathers put up near Washington Square. He found the smoking-room at the club deserted. ' In the dining-room, a farewell banquet was under way, in honor of a man who looked distinctly western. Ban croft caught sentences about a boat to sail early in the morning, and a long stay abroad; then with a shrug, he walked Into the writing-room. Drawing a chair Into the window recess, he threw himself into Its leather depths to watch the cabs flash through the storm and to tlilnk of Miss Divinity. Of course, there bad been other 4 vlnlties. He almost laughed aloud when he recalled the first one, whose Insipid pink-and-whltenees had been the power to draw him to the dancing class, clad all In velvet and disgustingly girlish lace ruffles. There had been demure girls, girls whose blush had been that of the wild rose, girls with coils of satiny hair, girls with tender mouths and deep brown eyes, but never had there been one who could combine all these graces as did the Lady of the Stage. In her delicate treatment of the faded, nervous old teacher he bns read exquisite womanly sympathy; in her bearing, dignity and the art of repression; in her eyes, when aha laughed, that latent sense of humor which Is the leaven of marital life. The club rooms were very Quiet when at last be pulled himself together and ordered a cab. John, the hall man, handed him The Hat Bancroft's penchant for new hats was wull known, and he uld not re sent John's quiet "Another new one, sir?" but slipped a crisp note Into the serving man's hand. Helen Bancroft laughed at her brother over the edge of her chocolate cup. It was nearly noon of the next day and Harry had been waiting impatiently fur an hour or more for a word with his sister. "No, you nued not give :ne the marquise ring for such a trifle," she. siiid teas) ugly, "merely promise that I sliall be the maid of honor. It has been the height of my ambition to be ui&ld of huiur ui a church Wedding In a picture hat and carrying a big ermine muff. Give tue ths name and address, and I will wager a new starfpin against the marquise ring that I nieot Miss Divinity before I have finished my round of teas this afternoon." Harry patted her shoulder apptjvlngly and darted out of the room. It had been a buppy thought that hut. He came back with the hut In his hand, and led Helen triumphantly to the win dow. "Tills Is where your little brother was wise for once," he said. "He did not trust to his poor memory." But suddenly the look of triumph died from his face. He uttered a groan, and Helen clutched his arm. "What's the matter?" "Matter? Matter? Everything's ths mat ter! This Is not my hat!" Then he told her the whole story. "That is all right," shs said mockingly. All you have to do is to go to the club and find out which man hub a hat with a girl's name written on the lining." Her mlschevlous words brought comfort to the perturbed Bancroft. "Not a bad Idea. I'm off to the club." And at the club he found John In the accustomed place. It was a club tradi tion that John never slept. Yes John rememliored the hat (also the tip wlUch he rijd not mention, bon ever). It was a Ja w hat. He rrmembered having made fres to mention the fact to Mr. Bancroft. No, he didn't thli.k he could have made a mistake. 1 mistake. He had been tending tUe rack for years a ud never made mistakes. Ye, one other gentleman who had worn a lie i v hut the night before. Coma to tblr.k. it was the same make us Mr. j Bancroft's. It had been a gentleman with ! Mr. Hanson a' western gentleman. While i hair, spare figure, about the same height us Mr. Bancroft. That was why the I two hats were on the same ruck. He j cjuld remembtr every hat, cf course, 1 ut i It he!pd some to have the ull men s hats I on ttie top reck and ths short men's hats j underneath. That was bow be aJwajs got thfm so easily. Ptlll. with the two hats side tr si 1e, he couM not understand ho he roui.l rr.ks the mistake. Tex, Mr. Han- son wan In the rlub houe thl mornlna;. John thought he had rone li.to tl.e billiard room. But Haneon was In the rate. He could i not understand why Bancroft should t j so Interested in the friend he had enter- talned the night before. It was a western friend, a man by the name of Stroud who hnd made millions in copper, and was on his way to Europe. Hid sailed that morning at S on the City of Chicago. Han son had been giving him a little send-off the night before. TM4 er-hls hat fit him?" Hanson laughed. "I can't answer for this morning, but I know it was all right last nlg-ht. I vas with him when he bought It yesterday afternoon." Bancroft made a dash for the writing 1 room. Now that he had located his man n wks a simple thing to send a Mar.-onlgram asking Btroud to csble back the name and HANDED IT QUIETLT TO BANCROFT. address in the hat. He bad the message written, when it suddenly struck him that It would not do to rouse Stroud's curiosity. For if luck were with him and he mar ried Miss Divinity, Btroud might give the story to some of those inquisitive fellows on the papers, and then He shuddered to think of the glaring headlines which would adorn the tale. Better a trip across the Atlantic than that! He tore up the message and wrote an other. This time It read: Sparhawk, London: Meet City Chicago, Southampton. Do not lose sight John X. Stroud. BANSON. Sparhawk was the cable address of Sain ton's, a noted London detective agency. Banson represented the firm of James It. Bancrc't 4 Son. The cable sent, Bancroft breathed mors freely. Come what might, at least he was on the tiail of the hat. Then he sent down to the steamship offices and enirRKed a room on the next outgoing boat. The City of Chicago had sailed at o'clock Thursday morning. The Teutonic would sail at 10 on Saturday. This would give Stroud only a little more than two days' start. And with Swlnton's men on his heels, ths rest would be easy. Ten days later Bancroft stood on the landing stage at Liverpool. The first per son he encountered was Swlnton hlmsolf. "It's all right. Mr. Bancroft." said the detective. "Your man Is stopping ut the Carlton. We can nnb him this afternoon, and have him extradited In time ror Satur day's boat. I presume it's an extradition offense?" Bancroft looked at him in amaicment. "Good Lord, no!" he answered csrelessly. "The man's Just got my hat by mistake." Swlnton sat down suddenly. It cost 30 shillings a day and expenses to trail a man. A good hat might be purchased for 40. He had received many strange orders from America, but this certainly was the oddest ever. In the carriage enroute for London the detective strove to secure enlightenment, but Bancroft had turned suddenly uncom municative. The man. trained at cross exBmlnntion, was for once baffled. Arrived In town, they drove at once to the hotel. As the four-wheeler rolled up the Psll Mall to the entrsnce of the Carl ton, a man who looked as If he mltrht le waiting for a friend, slipped up to the detective. "Johnson's got the man, sir." he said softly. "I think they're in the cafe." Down the cafe went Bancroft and Swtn- . IllllltilJ liilBiDfl l frhe Short CuTl COiCH ! ,C ton. The former's rarl gtrt a rtt , leap s he rwFnised the man he had at the club. And there on the rack above him was The Hat Stroud had not notices' their entrance. He was lowerin at a man across the wsy who was dallying over a lemon squash. For fner hours the mat hal been d.igsing the American's heeis. ! and the latter remembered having seen the surne person around the day before. Ht had the unpleasant feellr.g that he was be ing shadowed. Bancroft stepped up to his compatriot. "I beg your pardon," he said, extending a penciled card from Ear.son, "but I be lieve you have my hat and youra Is la my luegage." If the detevttve had been astonished, Btroud wss dumbfounded. Throughout his years of to'l. a trip to Europe had been his ambition. And here was a man who had taken the trip merely to recover a hat picked up by someone by mistake. When he had recovered sufficiently to set, he reached for the hat above his head and handed It silently to Bancroft. Harry turned down the band with hands that al most trembled. There on the silk the name was still legible, "Alicia Bronson." Stroud accepted his own hat from the handa of Bancroft's man with supreme In difference, but he seemed loath to part with the young American. "I am glad there Is someone here to vouch for me," he explained, "for I may have to send for you. Some fool detective has twen watching me ever since I landed. I don't know what they want me for, but I didn't do It, no matter what It Is. He Is sitting over there now." And Stroud pointed to the unfortunate "shadow" who was still trj'lnK to look as If he enjoyed a lemon squash when his thirst cried aloud for Scotch and soda. Bancroft looked Inquiringly at 8wlnton, who nodded. Swlnton In turn looked In quiringly at Bancroft, who also nodded. A moment later the detective was free to Indulge his thirst, Bancroft's man wss standing at attention with his mas ter's luggsge In hand, ready for the next move, end the bewildered Swlnton, st a word from Bancroft, was threading; his way among the tables. Stroud put on his hat. then Jerked It off again, and spoke with a gentleness and hesitation which would have aston ished the men who had worked with hira and for him in Montana. "London may be all right when you've been here before and know folks, but It's darned lonesome when you haven't. If you wouldn't mind meeting my daughter and having dinner with us I'd I'd be damned glad." Bancroft murmured something sbout the pleasure of meeting American girls so far from home. Everything seemed Joyous, now that he had that name and address under his thumb. He sent his nun down to register and followed Stroud to the lift. They passed before the letter's apart ment, which Stroud had dubbed ths English hotel edition de luxe, and the man who made his money In copper said to the man whose father had made his money In IcBd: "I forgot to tell you her name's not Btroud. She's my stepdaughter, and I don't mind sddtng that her mother was a belle out in good old Montana. Her name's Bronson, Alicia Bronson, Walk right In I" Why I'opeers Pops. Popoorn pops by reason of ths volatlsa- tlon by heat of the oil contained In the kernel. Field corn does not pop because the outer portion of the kernel is more Iiu uuu 9iiciiwi ana n r M, vigor is by drinking g iyj r 'fr'ZDvt Ghlrardelli's j rPT'f''- V Ground y ffiis'-yX Wyjiw Chocolate hi m$&Mi Good at any time for B l ' J - Alvayfrtk in patent i B l J V S H krmtieuUy ttaled mm. 1 parvus, pendfe ting ths escape of the o'.l as It volatilises, bile la ths case of pop oora a great pressure is developed in the kernel by the confined oil, end the kernel is suddenly exploded and turned wrong side out. Ws ars Indebted for this In formation to the Department of Agricul ture of the t'nlted States, but the same story edght have been got out of a cyclo pedia or a dictionary, and It would have eu3t less.- Cincinnati Enquirer. TRIUMPHS 0F CIVILIZATION o Tatars the Trwly ProKreeslT People Haael to tbc Heats b ted Hcathrau CHAPTER L Hs was a free, contented native of a beautiful Pacific Island; free to come and go, contented with his simple life and sur roundings. Worries and troubles he knew not of. The earth and sea supplied his wants, and he was happy with his wives and children and harmless gods. One morning on waking hs saw a ship at anchor In the bay and a boat coming ashore, with a strange looking man wear ing glasses and carrying many books seated In the bow. It was a missionary. "I have coma," said ths representative of the Foreign Mission society, "to con vert and civilise you; to drag you out of the mire of Ignorance. You are a poor, lost, misorable, wrrtohed, damned sinner. Forsake your fulso gods and evil, iniquit ous ways, and Dee from the wrath to coma. If you will return with me 1 will show you the manifold blessings and glories of civilized, enlightened and Christian na tions." So they mailed away together. CHAPTER II. The missionary end his subject for con version had arrived. Before and around them spread a panorama. Here an lmmer.ii fathering of fashionably dressed people Were piling money on collection plate, while a sleek, well fed foreign mission board looked approvingly on. It was fash ionable. The same grandly dressed gath ering, on emerging, were seen to draw their skirts aside, and pass with looks of disgust and contempt their own needy, starving country people. There a bowling, maddened mob, armed with guns and clubs, was burning a terror stricken, screaming negro ut the stake. He was suspected but not proven to be guilty of crime. On one side an excited, yelling crowd ap plauded two men who, on a raised, roped-in platform, were endeavoring to maim and knock each other senseless. Here a huge concourse of people ap plauded as heroes a number of padded, bloodthirsty, kicking, tearing warriors, who savagely jumped on and broke one an other's limbs whlls chasing a leather ball. There cockfightfng was in full blast and live pigeon shooting was being Indulged in, whlls heartless fiends were tearing llvli;g snimuls to pieces little by little, in the name of science. Feopls were being crushed and burned In railway tunnels victims to greed. Fashionable crowds were noticed In gilded temples offering up prayers, but ou emerg ing from the houses of worship were he ird to criticise the wearing apparel of other worshipers, vilify their neighbors' charac ters and repeat soandalous stories. The whole nation groveled before and worshiped a huge golden Idol, and obeyed the whin lash of Its master, a bloated trust. Hy pocrisy, fashion, selfishness and gold reigned supreme. "Is this a clvlllred and Christian coun try?" asked the savage. "It Is," replied ths missionary. CHAPTER HI. The savage hod returned to his beautiful Island home, and the natives, gathered about him, were listening with horror stricken faces to bis experiences In ths terrible Christian country. 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