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BASCOM’S ARISTOCRACY By JA$fj|R COLINGWOOO 1 Copytiglit, 1904, by E. W a m er When Herbert Bascom’s effects lyere SQOved into the Holbein studios the other occupants gathered in the front windows and jeered openly. Bascom, whose hearing was • singularly acute, ■caught the comments as far up as the third floor. What those on the fourth floor thought was scarcely of import tance. The singular unanimity of opinion among the dwellers of the three lower floors argued that those up above i would scarcely be moved to comment approvingly in defiance of their fel- The only trouble with Bascom’s ef­ fects was that they were new—dis­ tressingly new. Prom the oilcloth for the tiny kitchen to the Persian rugs and Turkish hangings they all came from first hand stores. The Hoibein- ites were unaccustomed to such ex­ travagances. They had bought second­ hand things when they had first set up and thereby had acquired merit In the eyes of those already established. It was unbohemian, as TolUver ex­ pressed it, to have glaring new furni- ■tore and things in one’s studio. It argued the possesion of unseemly quantities of money and small artistic meriti From the moment that the first -delivery wagon backed up td the door JBascom lost his surname, so far as 2iis fellows were concerned, and gained the title, of the Aristocrat. It was Tolliver’s nickname, but'it spread rap­ idly, and no French communist ever h a t ^ the nanm more than the Hol- beinltes. As soon as the .place had been set­ tled Bascom went around one morn­ ing delivering Invitations for a studio tea that afternoon. There were many moved to accept the invitation, for the -delivery wagon of »a leading grocery had unloaded much that looked at­ tractive that morning. \ But tolliver made a personal can­ vass, and when Bascom hurried home that afternoon, ‘laden with additional packages, he was\ met by a neat pile •of regrets carefully pinned .upon bis door. As a result of Tolliver’s ao;Hvity it had been decided to snub this aris­ tocrat who sought by means of the tea to flaunt his rich?Hpossessions before their eyes. It was unbohemian, and, while his presence had to be tolerated, friendship and fellowship should be Withheld. Bascom was no fool.. He readily per­ ceived why he was being snubbed and quietly accept^ the situation. He nodded frlen^ily to the men when he met them in the halls and gravely re­ moved his hat when he passed the wo­ men. For the rest he went to work nhd found in this an abscarption which did not permit him to worry about the attitude of his neighbors. He missed their companionsbip, hut be had letters in plenty. Since the artistic colony re­ fused to recognize him he devoted him­ self to his society engagements when time permitted, thereby bringing forth additional comment as to the gor­ geousness of his garments. Then came Miss Alice Caswell. She was but a decorator of china, but h^r effects were pitifully meager, and she was at once accepted by the rest of the inhabitants as a bohemian. She was a bright, brisk,, even tem­ pered girl, and before the week was out she had made friends even with the janitor, a feat hitherto supposed to he Impt^sible. She had the studio across the hall from Bascom, and be­ fore sbe bad learned of his isolation had already formed a friendship with him. She bad needed some material which she did not have time to go out lor, and he had geneyonsly supplied her wants. She had noted with approv6ig eye his skill as a draftsman and fine sense of color. 'After that she soon ac­ quired the habit of dropping in to ask Ms Advice about her designs, finding hla wide experience of great value. By the time the other dwellers in the studio building had thought to warn her of the intruder in their col­ ony the intruder had hecoBoe her men­ tor, and she grieved greatly as one after another the rest of the artists let slip some caustic flmg. “But he is a really clever man,” she assured Tolliver one day as he sat perched in the window seat declaiming against the Aristocrat. “I assure you that his paintings are very much above the averagA” Tolliver snorted contemptuously. *My dear child,” he remarked pater­ nally, “you do some very clever china work. Don't try to get beyond it and set up as a critic. There never was a man who sealed here, with new furniture. He can’t be an artist.” Then the conversation dropped. There was CO arguing with Tolliver when he call- .ed one “dear child.” ^ ■ A few weeks later she had a birth- rday party. Early in the morning the occupants Of the other studios began i:o Arrive, each with some little token :and “the. invariable inquiry as to wheth- o r Bascom had been linvlted to the (evening festivities. It*seemed odd to her that they should be so Interested In bis possible appearance, but sbe •readily answered that he would. No objection being offered, she personally rounded up Bascom when the time of the party arrived and got him across the hall on the plea that she needed help in the preparation of the supper. Bascom had interposed many objec-' tions when she had lnvit)&d hhn, but she had pleaded with him, and on her assurance that the attitude of the oth­ ers had materially changed he decided to risk it because she wanted I t She never realized that the abate- uwnt of the crltidtra was because she was openly his champion and the rest had decided to respect her “delusion,” as they termed it. She wu^ so happy getting the spread ready that t^ht* never noticed the clock until all of the j'rep­ arations had been made. » “.Why, it’s 91” she said wonderin..,!?. “I asked them to come in about 8. I’ll take a little run down the hall and re- . mind some of them.” Bascom sank Into the easy chair in front of the cannel coal fire. Canuel coal was a luxury in the Holbein flats, but he had sent two seuttlefuls that morning In honor of the event. Alice ran down the hall to Tolliver’s door. There pinned to a panel was the sign, “Oone to the theater.” She retraced her steps to the stairway. On every door was some card giving notice that the owner had gone out She de­ scended to the lower floors. Apparent- iy not a soul remained In the building. Bascom by the fireplace was startled by the tiny figure that darted In and sank sobbing upon the homemade cozy comer. It took small questioning to get at the trouble. The cause he already knew. The form the opposition had taken was all he needed to ask. “I w-ouldn’t have minded sp much,” she sobbed, “only I did so want them to meet you And see how nice yoxt really were.” “Did you get It all up for me,” he demai^ed «agerly> She nodded. “That isn’t the worst of it,” she confessed. *T even Invented the birthday. Mine was seven months away and I couldn’t w a it I thought they would be more apt to come to a bifthday party. Now 1 have all th^r presents and they wouldn’t come.” “He drew the tearful little face down tipon his shoulder. “Little girl,” he said . gently, “don’t you think they would be 'more, apt to come to a wed- d to g r “I couldn’t invent that,” she pro­ tested in a muffled voice. “It’s y ^ easy,” he presisted. “Just say ‘yes,’ ’ I will look after the rest. I have wanted to ask you for a long tim e” EJven Tolliver came to the wedding and ded the chorus of “He’s \a jolly good fellow” as be poured several quarts or rice down the elevator shaft after^the departing pair. James had discovered that Bascom really had to work for a living, and that the studio, had been furnished by a maiden aunt, who insisted that he be started right. HEAVY J.M>Ali£SEL: 0 3 ».\ ::hln ” R '-vt, P o . . a. mile from the fortress at Port r. A Japanese cruiser is alleged to — j have struck a new mine and to have • -I-‘ immediately in the vicinity of . r . e , crig^ova battery. , jt The Russian cruiser Bayan has a small hole above her waterline which j was inflicted by the explosion of a i GENERAL STOESSEL’S ‘ REPOR'f*. D\iue which had floated.to the harbor j entrance. ~ i The Japanese have occupied Louisa Genera! Kurapatkin Reports Son e hay, landing troops with the probable 1 Intention of attacking west of the city. There has been no_important fighting Ifi' the Vicinity of Port Arthur since NEARLY^FORS’EITS h i s LIFE. A runaway almost ended fatally, started a horrible nicer on - the leg of J . B. Orner, Franklin Grove, 111, For four years i t defied all doctors and all remedies. But Buokleu’s Arnica Salve had no trouble to cure him. Equally good for Burns, Bruises, Skin Eruptions and Piles. 25o a t L. H, Hollons, Herkimer, J. D. Fitch’s, Mohawk. brug Stores. $62.00 Buiffalo to San. Francisco and ReitiVn via th e Nickel .Plate Road. Account Triennial Oonolave Knights Templar and Sovereign Grand Lodge, l . O. O. F. Tickets on sale August 15th to September 9th. Good return­ ing until Ootoher 23, 1904. This rate, in connection w ith the excellent service offered, makes the Nickel K a te Boad a favorite route. For particulars see local agents, or write R. E. Payne, General Agent, 291 Main street, BufiTalo, N. Y.e Aug 3—'5t.- , A Sunday at Sylvan Beach. Sunday, July 31st is the date of the New York Central’s family excursion to Sylvan Beach. Special train will leave HerkimOr at 9:10 a. m. , running through to the Beach, and round-trip tickets coat fl.lO each. You can spend about seven hours at this attractive resort, returning at 6 :30 p. m,, and reach home at a reasonable time in the evening. This day’s anting is within every­ body’s means and affords a great deal of enjoyment. } $17.50 to St. Lonls and Return. The West Shore Road announces a coach excursion to St. Louis for August 3rd and every other Wednes­ day, in the month of August. Tickets at above rate are good - returning within nine days from date of sale and permit of stop-over at Niagara Falls on the return trip within lim it without additional cost. Tickets at this rate are on sale at all stations New Baltimore to Syra­ cuse inclusive including ■ Albany, Troy and the Albany Branch. Gall upon ticket agents for West Shore folder and sample of advertis­ ing matter giving details of the trip. Enfoy a Sail on the Hudson. The first excursion to Kingston Point in connection with the Day Line Steamers from Albany is an­ nounced for. Saturday, July 18th. Special train will leave Herkimer a t 5:56 a. m. and round trip tickets are sold a t f l . 50. You w ill have eight hours sail on the Hudson River on the finest River Steamer in the world. Returning the special train leaves Albany a t 7 -JK) p. m.» landing you home at a seasonable hour. You should make your plans to take advantage of this trip. SmafI Russian Successes Near Liao Yang — Stoessel Reports That the Russian Fieet Helps Port Arthur .Garrison—Jap Cruiser Sunk. London, Aug. 8.—^The Times corres­ pondent ^ Toklo, under date of Aug. 7, says that there are unofficial reports there tbat-the .Japanese have captured commanding positions north ani northeast of Port Arthur a t a distance of 2,750 yards from the main line of Russian defences. July 28. The Russian artillery har- rasses the Japanese, who are attempt­ ing to advance their trenches. The above information was brought here by Russian refugees who left Port Arthur the 4th inst. St. Petersburg, Aug. 8.—-A telegram from Chefoo dated Aug. 7 says that ac­ cording to Chinese information a fierce battle was fought on the land side of Port Arthur Aug. 5. The Japanese are reported to have been repulsed with great loss, the Idlled alone being esti­ mated at 1 0 ,0 0 0 , w h i l e the Russians lost about 1,000. Japs Advancing on Mukden. Liao Yang, Aug. 8.—^The Japanese are advancing on Mukden and it is probable that a simultaneous attack will be made on Mukden and Liao Yang, in which case a decisive battle is assured. ENDORSE STOCKYARDS STRIKE. GENERAL NODZU. [Commanding Japanese Takushan The telegram says that Lieutenant General Stoessel was personally in command and that the conduct of the Russian troops was splendid. Lieutenant G^eneral Stoessel, com­ manding the Russian military forces at Port Arthur, in an, undated dispatch to the .emperor says: , “I afn happ^ so report that the troops repulsed' all the Japanese at­ tacks of July 26, 27 hnd 28 with enor­ mous losses. “The garrison’s enthusiasm was ex­ traordinary. i “The fleet assisted in the defense by bombarding the Japanese flank. “Our losses during the three days, were about 1,500 men and 40 officers; Execution of WIH Made In 1855 De- killed or wounded. layed by Litigation In Ireland. Ail the Labor Unions In Chicago Prom­ ise Financial Assistance. Chicago, Aug. 8. — All the labor unions in Chicago have endorsed’ the stockyards strike. After listening to the strikers’ side of the controversy, which was presented to them by Mich­ ael J. Donnelly, the Chicago Federa­ tion of Labor, which is composed of every labor organization in Chicago and has a membership of nearly 300,- 000, adopted resolutions last night pledging the moral and financial sup­ port of the federated body as long as the strike continues. Each member of the central body will be assessed a small sum per week and the whole amount will be turned over to the striking unions to help in the support of the strikers and their families during the struggle with the packers. While ftie officials of the Federation cf Labor were unable to give an ex­ act estimate of the amount of money the strikers would \secure from this source, it was stated that the total sum would be well up in the thousands each. week. Last week the packers were figuring on a break in the ranks of the strikers when work was resumed this morning, but there was nothing that would in­ dicate that the men were even consid­ ering such a step or that they, had any idea of surrendering today or at any future time. According to Michael J. Donnelly, president of the Butchers’ union, the organization which precipi- t.ated the strike, the strikers are in a better position today than they wera on July 12, the day the original stirlke was called. BLENNERHASSETT ESTATE, 'According to statements of Chi­ nese and prisoners the Japanese lost as many as -10.000. “Their losses were so great that the enemy has not had time to remove the dead and wounded.” General Kuropatkla reports from Liao Yang some small Rqsrian suc­ cesses in outpost fighting dp to Aug. 5 without the expected great battle having been begun. The simultaneous receipt of favor­ able news from these commanders in the Far East raised the spirits of the Russian capital immensely. The dis­ patches were .printed in special news­ paper bulletins and were eagerly bought up on the strets. General Stoessel’s report, though 10 days old, is taken as a satisfac­ tory r o t a t i o n of the recently repeat­ ed rumor of the fall of Port Arthur. He states .that the determined Japa­ nese assaults were repulsed with tre­ mendous loss and figures 10,000 as tliG numher of Japanese kUlefl or wounded. This is admittedly; on Chinese infor­ mation which heretofore has proved to be of. ^ceedingly doubtful value. But with'Russian losses of 1,500 as a basis the authorities here consider that 10,- 000 is a fairly conservative estimate since the Japanese were beaten oft In what must have been a desperate as­ sault on tremendously strong, fortifi­ cations. The fact that the Japanese were not able to remove their dead and wounded is taken to prove that their defeat must have been one of great severity. The part played by the fleet bears out the prediction that Rear Admiral Withoft is able to'render efficient sup­ port, to the garrison. It is considered significant that no mention is made of Vice Admiral Togo, indicating that the Japanese fleet is impotent to aid fiiend or injure foe. The authorities do not divulge the source of General Stoessel’s report though it is under­ stood that it came by way of Chefoo. General Kuropatkin‘s report states that the Japanese are stationary on his eastern front, the greatest activity being on the south and southeast posi­ tions, where the Russians are able fe take the offensive. While the move­ ments in themselves are apparently of no great importance they are inter­ esting as sho-vamg that the Japanese are still halting before undertaking the serious task eff, attacking Liao Yang with its strong circle of de­ fences. Japanese Orulser Reported Sunk. Chefoo, Aug. S.—^The Japanese force which captured Wolf’s Hill is now in- irenched In the valley about two-thirds SL Louis. Aug. 8.—-The will of Ed­ ward Blennerhassett, written at SJ. Louis in 1855 u member of the fa­ mous family of Blennerhassett-Burr fame, was filed in the St. Louis pro­ bate court by Lucien M. Shreve, an a t tpmoy of Chicago. The delay in the probation of thc- wlU was occasioned by litigation ovoi the estate of Edward, Blennerhassett Mr. Shreve says that the estate is in Ireland, that It is worth $2,000,000, and that Edward Blennerhassett’s right to share in it has just recently been es­ tablished, wherefore his Will is brought forth and filed for probate. The beneficiaries of the testament are Mrs. Theresa Adams, a daughter, and Henry and Richard S; Blennerhas­ sett. sons of the testator. Richard S Blennerhassett lives at Niagara Falls, N. Y. His sister, Mrs. Adams, Is also alive. Henry Blennerhassett Is dead and his brother and sister will divide his share in the estate between them. ]^r. .Shreve says it was almost posi­ tively ascertained that Henry, the missing son, was slain by the Barhary pirates Infesting the North African coast ^ He was a sea captain in the British merchant marine and nobody has seen or heard Of him since he sailed frouj Naples in 3853. Juvenile Burglars Arrested. Middletown, Aug. 8.—^As a result ol tte detective work ol George S.'Brink erhoff, 19' years old, a son of Chief ol Police J. D. Brinkerhoff, Percy Dow Roy Martin and Henry Brewster, aged 11, 12 and 13 years respectively, have teen arrested here for burglary and iiave confessed that they and others were implicated in over 35 burglaries and attempted burglaries in this city rliiring the past few months and that they had also planned to commit ar son. The confessions greatly surprised the police and community, as .some ol those implicated are the children ol highly respectable parents. international Typographical Union. St. Louis, Aug. 8.—^The 50th annust’ convention of the International TypO graphical unions opened today with representatives of the printing trades from all sections of the United States including the new possessions, ant Canada. Six hundred and fifty dele gates have been elected to represenl the various printers’ unions at the convention. The sessions will last th{ entire week. We Bought too Many! Our Mistake Your Advantage Ladies’ Oxfords were $2.00 now $1.00 Ladies' Oxfords were $1 50 now 75c. GRAND OPERA HOUSE BLOCK, Herkimer, N. Y. Phone 40. BARGAINS IN SHOES We have a fine lot SHOES for Men, Women and Children at Prices withm the reach of all. Specials for Saturday and Monday Only. Children’s Oxfords, - - $3.C0 Ladies’ Hand Turned Shoes, button o r lace Few pairs Ladies’ 75c House Slippers, Children’s |L25 Kid Top Patent Leather Shoes. One Lot $1,50 E ^ le Kchool Shoes. . $1.25 Hand Turned Women’s Opera Siippers- “The Anita” $2.50 Shoe, “The Queen” $2.50 Shoe, A P e w B a r g a i n s in M e n ’s a n d B o y ’s S h o e s I F R I F n R l J R r i H E R K IM E R , N. Y. U « ■ n I C« P W n Nelson Opposite Depot. •5 0 c $ 1 .5 0 3 9 0 8 9 c $1.19^ 6 9 c $ 1 .9 9 $ 1 .9 9 WAR COUPON . ■JAPAN . an d RUSSIA ... I guess the war will end .................. .................... ....................... and tliat ........... ...........................will be victorious. The first one guessing the above questions correctly will receive the first priz^ the second nearest the second prize. Each gue g will be dated upon receipt a t this office, Sign your name and address below. l^Tame ............................. .. .......................................................................... A d d r e ss ................ . .......................................... .. ............................... Eeceived at this office ........... .............................................................. _______ s e F] Ai bouquet of freshly- cut Ulacs in one drop of this Exquisite Perfume. Used for Bath and Handkerchief. 6 ounce bottle, ----- 75 cents. S O L D E V E R Y W H E R E . p H Y S I C I A N S endorse - the W, B, Erect F o rca corset. That’s because the Erect Form is founded on the natural figure—assisting instead of hindering its fullest devel­ opment. The Erect Form throws out the chest — flattens the abdpmen — braces the back and rounds off hips and bust into grace­ ful modish lines. More than 40 different ntpdels. Each style designed for a different figure. Your dealer carries the Erect -Form, in stock'* at prices upward from $r,oo. WEIK&AKTEN BBOS., Makers 3r7«37S( Broadway, Kew York

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