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THE SORANTON TJRIBUNE- FfllDAY, APRIL 11, 1902.
There had liocti n slight shower of
rain In tho nlffht, but ere tho sun
topped the horizon tho I'lotids cleared
away. When I cnmo Into tho Harden
tho light and gladness of tho miinmor
were on every side. The roses, Blinking
off a Bhower of diamond drops an I
paused, tilled the ulr with fragrance,
and every lesser denizen of bed and
border added Its share of sweetness. A
blackbird was warbling In a lime tree,
.Mhlle a fnlnt music came from the
brook which, skirts tho green lip of tho
nut mv heart failed to respond to the
glad greeting of the summer morning.'
watt at variance with myseir and witn
all the world. I had arranged for
'breakfast at an early hour so that I
ilght catch tho first train to town, for
I wished to escupo at once from sur
' .undlngs which had become unbear
able. After uiValmost sleepless night
1 . had risen without looking at my
watch. Descending, I found that I had
, forestalled oven the servants of tho
' house, so I wandered Into the garden
to' pass an hour, restlessly tramping
the smooth paths. With every step I
hurled defiance at the nulct beauty of
tho ror.es and cursed the blackbird for
Its soft, sweet singing.
At times I called myself a fool for
allowing nn empty laugh to thus em
bltter me. I urged upon myself the
necessity for putting aside such mani
fest folly. What, I argued, was the
uncertain love' of a foolish girl com
pared with the rewards which art and
learning hold out to their devotees?
And yet I argued with myself In vain
my heart told me that my reasoning
Dolly and I had been friends ever
since childhood. 1 had come to regard
her, half unconsciously, perhaps, but
leally, as my special property. Long
ago 1 had settled it In my heart that
my life should be devoted to her hap
piness, for I loved her dearly with a
love that had stood the test of years.
And I fancied I foolishly nurtured the
thought that Dolly was not averse
And now I had spoken to her only
last night. I told her that at last I
had an assured position, that I could
speak as a man among men. I touched
lightly upon tho fortune that I had so
lately Inherited. Finally I told her that
her parents and- my mother were well
pleased with our friendship. And I
asked her then and there to say that
she would be my wife.
I paced the garden, more nulckly,
and clinched my lists In anger, as the
memory of the interview bit Its way
into my inind. I cursed my folly for
placing myself in a position where
such a rebuff was possible, for Dolly
had laughed in my face, had thrown
back her pretty head and, regarding
me through half-closed eyelids, had
laughed. Then she had said I re
called the words with unpleasant dis
tinctness: "My dear Jack, you know how glad
I am to hear of your fortune and suc
cess. Hut why, O why, am I to be
your wife? I do not see any logical
connection between what you have told
mo and what you have asked me. And
T have not the faintest Idea of promis
ing any such thing."
Thus she had treated the whole affair
as a huge and entertaining joke. And
I well, I had left her alone in the
summer house and had gone away feel
ing more angry than ever before in my
Suddenly, as I paced the garden, try
ing to comprehend what to me as yet
seemed impossible, I came face to face
with the cause of all my disquieting
-.noughts. She looked I was bound to
idmlt Is as fresh and sweet as the
morning itself. She had been gathor
ng roses and cairied a basket filled
with the fragrant blooms. Without tho
least sign of surprise or embarrassment
she advanced to meet me.
"Since when have you taken to early
rising, Jack?" she Inquired with a gay
little laugh. "I admire your choice of
an occasion for the experiment; the
morning is perfect, is it not?"
Ignoring her question, I said:
"I am off to town almost immediate
ly that is, as soon as I have had some
I fancied that her face grew slightly
graver as she exclaimed:
"So soon! Why I thought you were
at least going to remain over my birth
day, We are such old friends, and be
sides, you know, you promised."
I tried to assume as unconcerned a
manner as possible.
"After what took place last night," I
said with dignity, "1 should hardly feel
justified In burdening you with my so
ciety for o. moment longer than is ab
Dolly severed the stem of a La
France rose and added the huge pink
blossom to her basket. Then she.sald:
blossom to her basket. Then she said:
your preseace Is no burden to me. 13veu
when when we were boy and glii to
gether and you used to pull my hair, f
was always glad of your company.
You see, I was such a lonely llttlegiil,
And you weie always kind for a boy."
Ignored the doubtful compliment.
".My dear Dolly," I began briskly, and
then waited to seo the effect of my
words. Dolly begun to linger tho petuls
of the big pink rose, She said nothing,
so I continued:
".My dear Dolly, It must bo apparent
to you that ufter what happened last
night our position is altered, once anil
forever. It can never be the same
"Then what a pity you said what
you Ufa!" she cried; "it was all your
fault, you know. Oh, why did you do
"Really, Dolly," I ansyeied quite ir
ritably, "I confess I am at a !o.s to
nndei stand huw tho blame can be
shifted to my shoulders, j merely told
'QU certain things that that I could
not help telling you. And you nn
swered me with a laugh, I think tho
blame Is all on your side,"
She thought for a moment and then
"Yes, Jack, I know quite well that I
laughed, Hut It all seemed to mo so
'unny, I could not believe that you
were In earnest.
"A man Is usually much In earnest
when he orfers himself and his fortune
to a lady'," exclaimed, sarcastically,
"In it way yes," returned Dolly,wlth
Good for Rheumatism.
Last fall I was tafcen with a very
levero attack of muscular rheumatism
which caused me great pain and an
noyance. After trying several pre
scriptions and rheumatic cures, I de-
lldPd to use Chamberlain's Pain Balm,
Lhlch I had seen advertised In the
outh Jerseyman. After twp applloa-
ons of this Hcmedy I was much bet-
ir, and niter using one bottle was
kmpletely cured.-SALLIR JIAKRIS,
llcni; N, J, For sale by all druggist.
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THE "HANAN" SHOE
When you buy Shoes it's a ques
tion of leather quality as well as style.
Most of the shoes sold have a great deal of style' but
no vitality in the leather. The manufacturers of the
"Hanan" Shoe employ many experts on the tanning
of leather. They know the serviceable parts of every
skin, and it's only these parts that are put into the
"Harian" Shoe. No other shoe has ever received
such praise for style and perfection of last. Among
the most popular this season is the "Colonial" and
"Bjucher" Oxford. Samples of these can be seen in
our corner window'.
$2, $2.50, $3 Men's Shoes "The Little Gent."
All vc ask is that you ex- - It's a Boys' Shoe in all
amine the qualities of our sizes, combining measures,
Men's Shoes at these prices. quality and style.
In Women's Shoes
The perfection of this
Ladies' Shoe is admitted by most of the
oest manuTacturers. it you nave a
friend who is wearing "Sorosis" ask her about the
comfort and style of this shoe. We have no doubt
that the information will convince you that "Sorosis"
is the best women's shoe made. All the new lasts
are shown in our exclusive shoe de- d? J ?A
partment for ladies. All styles SpJmOlJ
(See the New "Blucheir" Oxford.)
a quaint assumption of sageness, "but
It seems to me a little absurd that be
should expect to be taken seriously
necessarily. You see, it is quite pos
sible that the lady may not care about
the fortune at all."
I was exasperated.
"Dolly!" I cried, "it i.s perfectly plain
to mo that you do not comprehend the
meaning of the word 'love.' Men do
not aslc women to marry them simply
beeuuse they have money enough to
keep them at least, a man who loves
A woman doesn't."
I ended rather lamely, Dolly looked
at me a little wistfully.
"Perhaps you are right. Jack," she
said slowly. "Perhaps I do not under
btnud love. Hut then love Is a dlfllcult
thing to undci stand, I think."
"Oh, Dolly, Dolly!" 1 cried almost In
despair. "It is really so easy to love.
AVhy will you not understand'.' Why
do you continue to disbelieve mo'.'
have loved you for years can't you
feel that I love you, Dolly?"
Her lips began to quiver.
"Jack, Jack!" she filed, and looked
at mo appeallngly, and then, "but you
never told me that you loved me. How
could I possibly know','"
"I never told. Hut, Dolly, you must
have known. Why, I asked you to be
Dolly looked at me In a curous man
ner. "Don't people sometimes do that
without loving','" she asked.
V was at loss for ti reply, Dolly was
toying with the roe petals again.
"I thought," she continued, "that you
wanted a wife, and well t am a III
tlo pretty, you know, and"
I caught her In my urnis, and she did
not resist. I held her from me and
looked searchlllgly Into her eyes.
"Dolly," I cried, "do you or do you
not love me?"
"O, Jack," she answered, "I've loved
you ever so long almost as long as I
1 drew her to me and kissed her not
onto but several times. The basket of
roses fell from her hand, and the sweet
blossoms were scattered on the garden
"Then you will be my wife?" I nsked
at last between the kisses.
"Yes, Jack, of course, now that I
know you love pie. Hut please please
don't smother me." Chicago ribune.
The Customs Which Slake Them
Such JDesirable Help Elsewhere.
t'luin the London i:iicii.
The servant girl problem has, been
solved in Norway to he satisfaction pf
all concerned. In large cities like Her-
gen and Chrlstlanla there Is a central
employment, depot under the direction
of the municipal government and twice
a year one week before Xew Year's
Day and one week before St. John's
Day, June "4 there is a general change
of servunts by tlio.--e who are dissatis
fied with existing conditions, and en
gagements are made for the ensuing
six mouths, or the year.
Families who want servants till in
forms setting forth what Is required
and the wages they are willing to pay.
These are riled at the employment of
tlce, and are displayed In a conspicu
ous manner upon a blackboard. Wo
men or men in search of employment
go to these bureaus during the weeks
named, examine the M of names and
residences, and apply to the del k In
charge for further Information, If
they desire to apply for u particular
position they submit their lecommen
datlons to the clerk, and 'if he Is s.itis
Hed he gives them a card to the lady
of the house. That card is good for
the day only, and must be returned by
the lady of the house before the rloo
of otilce hours. If the girl Is engaged,
tho blank spaces upon the card aui
filled in with a general statement as
to her duties, the term of service, and
the wages agreed upon, anil the card Is
then filed away for reference,
If the lady of the house Is not satis
fled with the applicant she sends her
away, and returns the card marked
"not satisfactory" to headquarters,
with a request that other applicants
bo sent to her,
If the applicant Is satisfactory the
lady of the house pays her a bonus of
1 shilling or :' shillings, called "hand
money," that Is, she crosses her hand
wjlh silver as an evidence of good
faith, and tho girl agrees to report far
duty within one week after New Year's
or Midsummer's Day, as the case may
lie. This Is to allow her present em
ployer an opportunity to fill her place.
The law protects both the employer
and the employed. The employer
guarantees to jjlvo the servant a. com
fortable room, wholesome, food, take
caie of her If sick, and pay' her wages
as regularly agreed upon during good
behavior; while the girl ugrees to per
form her duties faithfully during the
term for which she is engaged. If
there Is any complaint upon either side
It must bo made to a magistrate, who
investigates and decides between them.
A family cannot got rid of a servant
during her term of employment with
out ofllcial Intervention. On the other
hand, tho girl's wages are a first )lon
upon their property for the entire
term, although Judgment must bo ren
dered and mado u matter of leeord. If
u servant runs away from her employ
er she can be arrested by the police
and Imprisoned and lined.
Cooks are paid from 16s. to 30s. a
month; housemaids fiom 12s. to -4s. a
month; butlers, from 2 to JSS a
month; coachmen, from Hi 10s. to 'i
,"s. a month: scullery maids and men
of all work lecelve corresponding
THE BEST KNOWN AMERICAN.
That Honor Now Belongs, It Is Said,
to Mark Hanna.
.ill pi Wi'lliinin, in t'liIiHRO Iti-Loiil-llt-mlil,
What American citizen has the larg
est personal acquaintance In the United
States? Who has the largest number
of friends scattered throughout the
country? This question arose recently
among a gioup of senators, and they
unanimously decided that the man In
whose favor the judgment must be giv
en is Mark Ilanna. Search us they
would these senaturs could find no oth
er who Is known personally to so many
men In the Vnlted States. Senator
Ilanna's acquaintance is In all walks
of life. Thousands of laboring men and
labor leaders, thousands of mechanics,
thousands of business men know him
and tiro known by him. Almost all tho
politicians and public men of the coun
try, national, state and county, olllce
hoiders and workers In tho political
field, know him, Hankers, financiers,
railroad men, manufuctuiers, heads of
large corporations he knows the great
est part of them and they know him.
In tho newspaper profession he Is at
home: almost every teporter. corre
spondent, rdltor, proprietor has a per
sonal acquaintance with him, more or
less Intimate, Some one suggested to
Senator Ilanna that ho had been se
lected for the honor of being the man
who had inuro personal friends than
anyone .else, IIu was pleased, Ills
face lighted up with a smile,
"t don't know whether I deserve It or
not," ho said, "but If I do It Is an hon
or, Indeed, I have a good many friends
In this couutiy, and I am proud of the
fact. The good, true friends a man
wins in polities and public life are all
there Is In the business worth having."
A Useful Tree,
I'ruin the llorton lludjet.
In I lie Ulaml o( Jjnuica eiov.s a tiec, wllli
I lie lotj!ilc no mo o( PjplinQ Uigrtto, from Urn
lirjiicliet, of xtlilili mlUe woikiurn mike pecu
liarly stinu? ami excellent whips, ulilch have
the luiillo mill Ij.iIi all of a piece. The lundlo
lomUU nf .1 pail of tho .tern loiilalnlnif the
baik. 1'or tho l?th, tho fctom is deprhed ot
luik mid then tpllt lulu ktrlp.", uhkh arc woun
together i J llesihlo ion! W or evrn feet In
length, the mer taper 1 ufforded by de.
taelilii nioiu and mole ot tl" i'U. .it the cud
vf thu lah U jppm.Hllid.
DAYUQHT mTORB f JONA& LONUS SONS. U9E BOTH 'WftSVfKV,
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A Busy Week at the Big Store
The Great Shoe Sale continues to be the absorbing topic.
You will find extra bargains added to
FR I DAY
That will prove profitable pickingfor shrewd buyers. The basement 'today heads the
list with every day wants. An early visit on your part will enable you to enjoy the
Sale No. I
Begins Promptly at
Sale of Coat and I fat Hooks A needy article for
closets or halls: don't tear the clothes. Friday, each
Sale of White Semi-Porcelain Dinner Plates A value
not often found at Friday's price, each oC
Sale of Clothes Brushes or Hat Brushes This brush is
verv well made and fullvy worth 111 cents. Friday buv
them, at ....'.; '. 1 UC
Sale of Brooms Al Corn Brooms, Jl-string sewed. There are
upwards of HOO in this lot and a value that usually sells fdr
:tc. Friday buy them at J3C
Sale of Toilet Paper Full count, Al quality and good size;
regularly sold for (i cents; this Friday, seven rolls ,
Sale of Glass Water Jug and Tankard Half gallon size and a value that sells for
:!)c. Friday buy them at 5C
Sale of Glass Set of Seven Pieces Consisting of 1 large bowl measuring J) inches
and (5 glass dishes measuring 4i inches. A .'!!lc. value. Friday buy them at oC
Sale of Sad Irons A set of three, including stand and handle heavy nickle-plated. Every wash
clay brings an ironing day. Mrs. Potts' sad irons are the best to use on such occasions.
Friday buy them, set of three, for VC
Groceries I n Grocery v Department
Sale of Soap This is one of the best brands on the market. Proctor &. Gamble's original
Lenox soap at less than wholesale price,
Por one hour Friday buy 8, cakes of soap
Sale No. 2
Sale of Rolled Oats Very best quality. But it Friday tor sixty minutes, at per lb.. .lie
Sale of Tomato Catsup Good quality; regular pint bottle. Friday buy it at Tip
Sale of Baking Powder This is the celebrated "Our Ideal" Baking Powder; none ,
better at any price: always sold for ."c. a pound. For hour Friday buy it at 1 C
Sale of White Aprons Full width, plain hem, hemstitched and
hem tucks and embroidery insertion. Considered more
than unusual value at the. regular price. Friday buy them Jb 1 C
Sale of Dress Goods Not often can you find such value as
these offered for Friday's price. They aire this Spring's new
weaves and shadings in tan, blue, brown, garnet ; .'50 inches wide,
and considered cheap at '2)c. Friday for this sixty min- -.
ules at, a yard I "C
Sale of Rogers' 1S-17 Knives and Forks The name itself i.s a
sufficient guarantee of the quality of goods offered, and it is a very
unusual thing to see them sold at such price as mentioned today.
Il will afford an opportunity to replenish broken sets. For '(r,
this .sixty minutes, buy knives and forks at, each -ZvC
Sale of Combs and Soap Here is an odd combination, but
worthy of your attention. A 7-inch Goodyear Rubber Comb and
a cake of good toilet soap, both valued at I lie. Today buy
them both for C
Sale of Overalls Good and strong; made of blue and striped Denim', with or without bibs.
Seams double stitched; riveted buttons. Displayed near Wyoming avenue entrance. I'or
Sale of Women's Hose This kind is a fancy vertical striped and odd design in print-
cd and extracted figures ; all sizes and colors. Value 17c. each. Today at 1 C
Sale of Bovs' Sailor Blouse and Vcstee Suits Size :'. to ! years. Every garment all wool,
large sailor collar, beautifullv trimmed with silk soutache braid. Pants have best bands and
all taped seams. Regular ?J,00 value. Today, one hour only, buy them on Second
Begins Promptly at
Sale No. 3
Begins Promptly at
Sale of Women's Cambric .Muslin Gowns Yoke trimmed with
fine embroidcrv insertion ; many have Torchon Lace, edged with
narrow ruffle: good width and length. You will be very much in
terested in this garment when you see it. On Second -jq-Floor.
Priced for this hour at 3yC
Sale of Ribbons Good inanv thousands of yards of pure all
silk Gibbon, Itt inches wide. PJaiu taffeta metallic finish ribbons
of all shades, and vtlways needed. This kind on sale today is a
splendid value and oftentimes sells for 15 cents a yard.
I'Yiday buy it at ' "
Sale ut Knee Pants, Blouses and Waists A combination of
rare merit, since von can buv your boy an outfit for little money,.
The pants are blue and brown; size :i to 11 years; the washable
blouses and waists arc II to 'J years. Friday, one hour only,, a.
waist, either blouse or buttoned effect, and a pair of pants,-' V' '"
mi Second Floor, for JL.
nv ii.n mniiili nf li.ivvnr. Il is not safe to tro these tlays without' ail
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umbrella. This kind is UK inches, has steel rod, paragon frame ; fancy assortment of han
dles ; value in oic, n ui.iy imy muni at '
Sale of White Lawn Alwavs good to have in the house, for it can be. made
innumerable things, This kind on 'sale today is 1(1 inches wide, a sheer fabric, and worth
1'Hi :i vnril Krid.'iv hnv it :it , , ,
Sale of Seersucker Stripe Ginghams This case of goods was purchased especially for this;
sale, and certainlv shows good judgment on ihe part of the buyer, for the value, is above, t ha or
diuarv, and the price asked for them tqday will be an incentive for many to take advantage of the,
priee'aud purchase in large quantities, All new styles and colorings; value llc. hor J, ,
this hour sale buy them at, a yard . . , , ' U?L
Don't Miss the Great Shoe Sale Now on
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