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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7,' 1918.
11 OJ.NOEY! MOMY! Author ot "Pollyanna." . J "r,hb- J,'' Maggie enigmatically, as Mr. Smith young man. He ovejr to them, b, Perm.ion of Hwh& S Co. AuTpicked up his hammer again. f Miss Flora said. He spoke i to them Rluhts Reserved The Story Thus Far. Stanley U. Fulton. multimillionaire, U masquerading In Hlllerton as John 8mlth. Kenealoglst. Ai a matter of fact, ht la busy watching relative ha haa suddenly made wealthy. He finds It interesting. And he finds moat Interest In Miss Mangle Iniff, whose father married the mother of tha Blalsdells and survived her. CHAPTER XV (CONTINUED.) "Why, I can't believe it!" Miss Maggie fell back with a puzzled frown. "Sold them! 'hv, I should as soon think of his his selling himself," cned Mr. Smith. "I thought they were inseparable." "Well, they ain't because he's sep arated 'em." Miss Flora was rocking a little faster now. "But why?" demanded Miss Mag gie. "He says he wants a rest. That he's worked hard all his life, and it's time he took some comfort. He says he doesn't take a- minute of comfort now 'cause Jane's hounding him all the time to get more money, to get more money. She's crazy to see the inter est mount up, you know Jane is. But he says he don't want any more money. He. wants to spend money ' for a while. And he's going to spend it. He's going to retire from business and enjoyhimself." "Well," ejaculated Mr. Smith, "this is a piece of news, indeed!' "I should say it was," cried Miss Maggie, still almost incredulous. "How does Jane take it?" "Oh, she's turribly fussed up over it, as you'd know she would be. Such a good chance wasted, she thinks, when he might be making all that money earn more. .You know Jane wants to turn everything into money now. Honestly, Maggie, I don't be lieve Jane can look at the moon now adays without wishing it was really gold, and she had it to put out to in terest!" "Oh, Flora!" remonstrated Miss Maggie faintly. "Well, it's so," maintained Miss Flora. ''So 'tain't any wonder, of bourse, that she's upset over this. That's why Frank give in to her, I think, and let her buy that Benson stock. Besides, he's feeling especially flush, because he's got the cash the stores brought, too. So he told her to go ahead." "I'm sorry about that stock," frowned Miss Maggie. "Oh, it's perfectly safe. Mrs. Ben son said 't was," comforted Miss Flora. "You needn't worry about that. And 't will pay splendid." "When did this happen the sale of the store, I mean?" asked Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith was not even pretending to work now. "Yesterday the finish of it. I'm waiting to see Hattie. She'll be tickled to death. She's always hated it that Frank had a grocery store, you know; and since, the money's come, and she's been going with the Gay- lords and the rennocks, and all that crowd, she's felt worse than ever. She was saying to me only last week how ashamed she was to think that her friends might see her own brother-in-law any day wearing that horrid white coat and selling molasses over the counter"! My, but Hattie'll be tickled all right or 'Harriet,' I sup pose I should say, but I never can remember it." "But what is Frank going to to do with himself?" demanded Miss Mag gie. "Why, Flora, he'l! be lost with out that grocery store!" "Oh, he's going to travel, first. He i. - . i . i t . got a chance now, and he's going to. They're going to the Yellostone Park and the Garden of the Gods and to California. And that's another thing that worries Jane spending all that money for them just to ride in the cars." "Is she going, too?" queried Mr. Smith. "Oh, yes, she's going, too. She says she's got, to go to keep Frank from spending every cent he's got," laughed Miss Flora. "I was over there last night, and they told me all about it." "When do they go?" "Just as soon as they can get ready. Frank's got to help Donovan, the man that's bought the store, a week til! he gets the run of things, he says. Then he's going. You wait till you see him. Miss flora got to her feet, and smoothed out the folds of her skirt. "He's as tickled as a hoy with a new jack knife. And I'rri glad. Frank has been a terrible hard work er all his life. I'm glad he's going to take some comfort, same as I am." When Miss. Flora had gone, Miss Maggie turned to Mr. Smith with eyes that still carried dazed unbelief. "Did Flora say that Frank Blaisdell had sold his grocery stores?" "She certainly did! You seem sur prised." ,'Tm more than surprised. I'm dum founded." "Why? Don't you think, like Mrs. Jane, that he ought to enjoy his money, certainly?" "Oh, no. He's got money enough to retire, if he wants to, and he's cer tainly worked had enough to earn a rest." ' "Then, what is it?" Miss Maggie laughed a little. "I'm not sure I can explain But, to nie, it's just this; while he's got plenty to retire upon, he hasn't got" anything to retire to." "And what, pray, do you mean by that?" "Why. Mr. Smith, I've known that .man from the time he was trading jackiiiv.es and marbles and selling paper' boxes for five pins. I remem ber the whipping he got, too, for filching sugar and coffee and beans from the pantry and opening a gro cery store in our barn. From that day to this that, boy has always been trading something. He's been abso lutely uninterested in anything else. J, don't believe he's read a book or a magazine since his school days unless k had something to do with business or groceries. He hasn't a sign of a fad music, photography, collecting things nothing. And he hates society. Jane had to fairly drag him out anywhere. Now, what I want to know is what the man is going to do?" "Oh, he'll find something." laughed Mr. Smith. "He's going to travel, . first, anyhow. . "Yes, he's going to travel, first. And then well see," smiled Miss By the middle of July the Blaisdells were all gone from Hillerton, and there remained only their letters for Miss Maggie and for Mr. Smith. Miss Maggie was very generous with her letters. Perceiving Mr. Smith's genuine interest,, she read him ex tracts from almost every one that came. And the letters were always interesting and usually characteris tic. Benny wrote of swimming and ten nis matches, and of "hikes ' and the "bully eats." Hattie wrote of balls and gowns, and the attention "dear Elizabeth" was receiving from some really very nice families who were said to be fabulously rich. Neither James nor Bessie wrote at all. Fred, too, remained unheard from. ' ' Mellicent wrote frequently gay, breezy letters, full to the brim of the joy of living. She wrote of tennis, swimming, camp-fire stories, and mountain trails; they were like Ben ny's letters in petticoats, Miss Maggie said. Long and frequent epistles came from Miss Tlora. Miss Flora was having a beautiful time. Niagara was perfectly lovely only what a terrible noise it made I She was glad she did not have to stay and hear it always. She liked New York, only that was noisy, too, though Mrs. Moore did not seem to mind it. Mrs. Moore liked Coney Island, too, but Miss Flora much preferred Grant's tomb, she said. It was so much more quiet and lady-like. She thought some things at Coney Island were really not nice at all, and she was sur prised that Mrs. Moore should enjoy them so much. Between the lines it could be seen that Flora was becoming just the least bit homesick. She wrote Miss Maggie that it did seem queer to go everywhere, and not see a soul to bow to. It gave her such a lone some feeling such a lot of faces; and not one familiar one! She had tried to make the acquaintance of several people real nice people; she knew they were by the way they looked. But they wouldn't hardly say any thing to her, nor answer her ques tions; and they always got up and moved away very soon. To be sure, there was one nice down to Coney Island. He helped them through the crowds, and told them about lots of nice things they didn't want to miss seeing. He walked with them, too, quite a while, show ing them the sights. He was very kind he seemed especially 'kind, after all those other cold-hearted peo ple, who didn't caret That was the day she and Mrs. Moore both lost their pocketbooks, and had such an awful time getting back to New York. It was right after they had said good bye to the nice young gen tleman that they discovered that they had lost them. They were so sorry that they hadn't found it out before, Miss Flora said, for he would have helped them, she was sure. But though they looked everywhere for him, they could not rind him at all, and they had to a'ppeal to strangers, who took them right up to a police man the first thing, which was very embarrassing, Miss. Flora said. Why, she and Mrs. Moore felt as if they had been arrested, almost! Miss Maggie pursed her lips a little when she read this letter to Mr. Smith, but she made no comment. From Jane, also, came several let ters and from Frank Blaisdell one short scrawl. Frank said he was having a bully time, but that he'd seen some of the most shiftless-looking grocery stores that he ever set eyes on. He asked if Maggie knew how trade was at his old store, and if Donovan was keep ing it up to the mark. He said that Jane was well, only she was getting pretty tired because she would try to see everything at once, for fear she'd lose something, and not get her money's worth, for all the world just as she used to eat things to save them. Jane wrote that she was having a very nice time, of course she couldn't help it, with all those lovely things to see; but she said she never dreamed that just potatoes, meat and vegetables could cost so much any where as they did in hotels, and as for the prices those dining cars charged it was robbery sheer rob bery! And why an able-bodied man should be given 10 cents every time he handed you your own hat she couldn't understand. (To Be Continued Tomorrow.) Deny Having Signed Anti Suffrage Petitions at Hearing The hearing for the examination of the signers of the anti-suffrage pe tition was continued Friday in the juvenile court room of the county court house. The suffragists allege that a large number of the signatures on the petition were forged. The hear ing is being conducted by Calvin Emery for Judge Flansburg of Lin coln, who renders the final decision in the county court of Lancaster county at Lincoln. Tony Pane, who conducts a soft drink parlor on the South Side, said that he circulated six petitions. The petitions were left on a table or on the bar and any one who wished could sign them. Men frequently signed names for one another. The spelling of the names on the face of the pe tition and the spelling of those on the back did not coincide. William Tuttle, Florence, who is employed at the water works, did not know whether or not he had signed the petition. George eParce, who lives at 3205 South Thirtieth street, South Side, said he had never signed an anti sufferage petition, and his signature was forged. The hearing will probably extend into the middle of next week as there are a number of witnesses, who have not yet testified. George Mickel Goes East " to Preside at Convention George E. Mickel, of the firm of Mickel Brothers company of Omaha, has left for New York, Philadelphia and other eastern points, and while at Philadelphia will be one of a com mittee to take up matters of national importance in connection with the talking machine industry. The executive committee of the Na tional Association of Talking Machine Jobbers-has called an unusual meet ing and as chairman Mr. Mickel will assist in the unraveling of many im portant points. Mr. Mickel will, of course, be a visi tor at the Victor Talking Machine factories at Camden. . i Mr. Mickel's trip will occupy a week or 10 days. Six Divorces Granted in District Court of Omaha Six divorce decrees were granted .Thursday in district court. They were: Eliza Brown from Clifton, on grounds of nonsupport; Alfred Carlson from Dora, crulety; Eva Hart from Clar ence, cruelty; Maggie Riddle from Sheadrick, cruelty; Pearl C. Holm burg from Leonard O., non-support, and Marie Anderson from Oscar E., abandonment. Four Nebraskans Wounded With Expeditionary Army Nebraskans as follows were men tioned in the casualty list issued by the War department Friday morning: Marion McCoy, died from accident, next of kin, Mrs. Hannah Harris, Alliance, Neb.; Charles E. McKeever, wounded severely, next of kin, Mrs. Maggie McKeever, Long Pine, Neb.; Joe Opeila, severely wounded, next of kin, Mrs. Victoria Opeila, Genoa, Neb.; Dewey E. Wright, wounded se verely, next of kin, Omar K. Wright, Ewing, Neb.; Charles W. Mitchell, wounded severely, next of kin, Matthew C. Mitchell, Holdrege, Neb. Two Nebraskans Wounded and Two Killed Overseas Four Nebraskans were mentioned in the casualty list given out Satur day by the War department. They were, Timon Hestekind, killed, Cedar Rapids, Neb., giving his next of kin as Mrs. Henry Ricken; Claude W. Bills, killed, next of kin Mrs. Amelia Trolson, Mills, Neb.; Joseph Duda, severely wounded, next of kin Conkey Lulj, 1911 South 12th street, Omaha, Neb.; William E. McKinley, wound ed, degree undetermined, next of kin Mrs. Bertha McKinley, Homer, Neb. Jewish New Year Program . for Soldiers and Sailors The Jewish Welfare board of Oma ha for the United States army and navy will entertain all soldiers and sailors in this city for the Jewish holiday, at a program and entertain ment at their headquarters, third floor, Lyric building, Nineteenth and Farnam streets, on Sunday evening, September 8, at 8 o'clock. The Jew ish people of Omaha, especially the ladies, are cordially invited to attend and welcome our boys, who are help ing us in the great struggle for de mocracy. News of Brother's Death Greets Her Home-Coming Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hiller are back from Newport News and Chicago, where they have been visiting their daughter. On her arrival home Mrs. Hiller was recipient of the sad news of the death of her brother, Mr. I. Riegelman, which occurred in New York City. Many New Firms Put on List of Enemy Traders Washington, Sept. 6. The war trade bill has added 88 firms and indi viduals o the enemy trading list, ef fective today. Of the additions Mexico led with 3f and Argentina was second with 22. That Will Withstand the Racket of School Wear They will do this in a way to exceed your ex pectations. The youngster who tries to wear out a pair of them in a hurry will find that he has a real job on his hands. . These Shoes have good strong counters, vamps and soles, soft pliable uppers and lasts, which allow plenty of play to all their toes. The wear they will give will more than offset the amount of their cost SPECIALLY PRICED for $2.50 UP Red Cross Clerks Apply for Passports Overseas Miss Nell O'Donnetl and Miss Anna Bailey, who have received ap pointments for overseas duty as Red Cross clerical workers, have applied for transports abroad from federal court. Miss O'Donnell has been em ployed at the John L, Webster law office and Miss Bailey at the Ma honey & Kennedy law office. Aika About Pershing Day. ' The fame of Omaha for doing things up right is such that Des Moines has written to the Chamber of Commerce here asking for details of Omaha's plans for celebrating Gen eral Tershing's birthday so that they can be used in Des Moines. Salem, Neb., has written asking for a speaker to be sent there from Oma ha to make the Pershing day oration. Cterk for Twelve Years in J City Legal Office Resigns Miss Susie Teasinger, clerk for 12 vcaia 111 l IC I.ILV II nm UCUAI IIIICIIL. has resigned. She is the last of the "Smile club," a city hall organization formed years ago. Most of the mem ber of this club are married. One-Minute Store Talk "It giva ma a food, wholesome appetite for new clothe when I com into this modern store and see such m wonderful lot of fin styles. Evidently, tha wool shortage has not affected your stocks," said a customer. 1 No man can ever realize tha tremendous efforts we have put forth to assemble this season's selections. But the values speak for themselves compare. Salvation Army War Drir$ Starts Monday, Sept. 9. They gave first, asked for help last, did much Do your bit. JOHN. A. SWANSON, Prea' WM. L. HOLZMAN, Treas SHOP EARLY STORE CLOSES AT 6:30 P. M. SATURDAY For Men, Young Men and "The Man of the Hour". -THE YOUTH of the Land AVAST display embracing the authori- clothes makers and a demonstration of m&jMM, VO In a -mi Tin rv fVof xxrill moon n on in v rr r-p uiuc givuxg iiiai vv in iiidii a oav nig jx. thousands of dollars to our customers. We've anticipated and prepared for juat what has happened in the clothing market, bought vast stocks, put forth extraordinary efforts, made your interests our first consid eration. Result; The greatest money-sav-ing we've ever offered the men of the west. Smart Autumn Suits If 11 SEE OUR SHOW . WINDOWS TODAY The Cream of Such Famous Lines as Society Brand, Fashion Park, Hickey Freeman, Adler Rochester and a host of others. 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Our n ew boys' shopEntire North Sec tion Second Floor, is full of the proof of our value supremacy. In justice to yourself compare. Boys' School Suits, $5 to $18 Norfolk, Military and Trench models. Slash, button, flap and welt pockets. Full belted styles. Ages 6 to 18 years. Clever Juvenile Suits, $5.00 to $10.00 i Junior Norfolk, Middy, Sailor and Mili tary styles, in velvet, corduroy, fancy mixtures, blue serges. Ages 2 y to 8 years. Boys' Corduroy Suits--Very Spetial-- Come in drab and tan shades The Economy Suit supreme. Ages 6 to 18 years. We save you $2.50 at our special price on Corduroy Suits, at. . 7.5' Creator Boys' Clothes Shop Entire North Section Second Floor Boys' Furnishings Hats, Caps, Shoes Main Floor. New Fall Hats Early Selection Is Best rnO MAKE your Hat buying of more than ordinary -L interest, this Fall we've assembled all the good lines in one vast display. A combined exhibit of all that's new in Hats from John B. Stetson Co. 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