The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, July 12, 1909, Image 2

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    Daily Toll the Common oLt.
In all the civilized countries of the
world 6 Oyer ceut of the persons over
ten years old have to work for a
Good Maxim.
Never talk of your designs until
they hae been accomplished, and
even then the lesB said the better.
Reporter's Seemingly Superfluous
Question at to Happenings at
Cabinet Meetings.
Postmaster General Meyer la of a
serious turn of mind, but be baa a bit
of humor In his makeup, nevertheless.
Being looked upon as the shrewdest
politician In the president's cabinet, be
Is the objective point for newspaper
correspondents on cabinet days.
La&t week as Mr. Meyer emerged
from the White House a newspaper
man asked:
"Mr. Postmaster General, can't you
give us some news about the cabinet
"There really Is nothing to say," re
plied the cabinet officer. "We dis
cussed nothing of especial Impor
tance." "Do you mean to say you did not
discuss politics?" the newspaper man
queried. '
The postmaster general burst Into
laughter. When he recovered his us
ual serenity he said:
"Do- you suppose we were all mux
tied?" A JOB FOR TWO.
"What you fellers got In that box?"
"It's all right, officer. We're Ukla'
home Mamie Casey's hat wot she wore
at de lawn party last night!"
Here's a Good One.
A friend of mine told me of a curi
ous experience. He was carefully
stalking a big bull elephant In a large
herd, when they got his wind, and a
big cow elephant charged him. He
jumped behind a large tree as the
elephant reached him, and, being un
able to stop herself In time, the ele
phant drove her tusks with such force.
Into the tree that they snapped off
close' to her head. The elephant was
tunned for a moment, but luckily
turned and galloped after the fast re
treating herd, leaving him the posses
sor of some 80 pounds of Ivory, valued
at about 1250. Circle Magazine.
Laundry work at home' would be
much more satisfactory If the right
Starch were used. In order to get the
desired stiffness, It is usually neces
sary "to use so much starcb that the
beauty and fineness of the fabric Is
hidden behind a paste of varying
thickness, which not only destroys the
appearance, but also affects the wear
ing quality of the goods. This trou
ble can be entirely overcome by using
Defiance Starch, as It can be applied
much' more thinly because of Its great
er strength than other makes.
No Romance About It.
The stricken man constantly moaned
the name of the young woman who
had jilted him.
"Tell her," be said to the medical
man, "that her cruelty killed me. Tell
her I am dying from a broken heart"
' The medical man shook his head.
"Aw, go on," he said. "That would
be shamelessly unprofessional. Your
heart's all right it's your liver that'a
the trouble."
Starch, like everything else, Is be
ing constantly Improved, the patent
Btarches put on the market 25 yepra
ago are very different and Inferior to
those of the present day. In the lat
est discovery Defiance Starch all
injurious chemicals are omitted, while
the addition of another Ingredient, In
vented by us, gives to the Starch a
strength and smoothness never ap
proached by other brands.
Placing the Bother.
"They say we are.not to be bothered
by the big huts much longer."
But, really, we don't care how much
much longer they are It's the height
and width that bother us. Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
Nebraska Directory
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(Cuyrlght, UUi, BoDlw-MwrlU Oo.)
At U years of age 'Admiral Sir Peter
Hawkshaw' nophew, Richard Ulyn. fell
Jaeply In love at flrit night with Lady
Arabella Stormont, who apurnml IiIh at
tention. The lad, an orphan, was Klven
a berth a midshipman on the AJax by
his uncle. Ollea Vernon, nephew of Sir
rhomua Vernon, bevamn the boy' pal.
They attended a theater where Hawk
thaw'a nephew aaw Lady Arabella. Ver
non met Philip Overton, next In llnp for
Sir Thomas Vernon's vatate. They atart
sd a duel which wai Interrupted. Vernon,
Overton and Hawkahaw'a nephew found
tliemielvea attracted by pretty ily Ara
bella. The AJax In battle defvated French
warships In the Mediterranean. Klchnrd
Qlyn gut 2,0110 price money. He was
called home by tady Hawkahaw aa he
was about to "blow In" hla earning! with
Vernon. At a Hawkahaw party Ulyn (Un
covered that I.ariy Arabella won a poor
but perilstent gambler, lie talked much
with her counln Daphne. Lady Arabella
again allowed love for gaming. Later she
held Qlyn and Overton prisoner, tlum
Inlaying the duel. In the Overton-Vernon
duel, neither woa hurt. Lady Ara
bella humiliated Richard by her pranks,
lilchard and Ollea ihlpped on a frigate.
Ollea was raptured by the French. Hlr
Peter arranged for hla exchange. Daph
ne showed a liking for Qlyn, who was
then 21 years of age. Giles was releaaed.
Olles and Richard planned elopements.
Sir Peter objected to the plan to wed
Daphne. By clever ruses Giles and Rich
ard eloped with Lady Arabella and
Daphne, respectively. The latter pair
were married. Daphne was pleased; Ara
bella raved In anger,
CHAPTER VIII. Continued.
Arabella answered his appeal by a
laugh of scorn, which seemed to cut
him like a knife; and then, shaking
me off, he shouted to her:
"I know why you will not be mine.
It Is that pious, hypocritical hound,
Overton. But I tell you now, my lady,
If vou marrv him. I'll hnvo hla Hfp
Take note of what I say I'll have his
To which Arabella, after a pause in
which her face grew deeply red and
then pale again, said:
"Your own life Is in jeopardy. The
abduction of an helresB Is a capital of
fense, and you shall be tried for your
life If It takes' every shilling ef my
fortune to do It. You shall see what
you have done!"
I shuddered at these words, for I
saw It was no Idle threat If Olles
contemplated violence toward Over
ton, I had not the slightest doubt that
Arabella was fully capable of keeping
her word In the dreadful business.
Daphne thought so. too. for she ran
forward, and putting her hands over
Arabellas mouth, cried:
"No, no! dear Arabella, take that
"Dut I will not take It back," replied
Arabella: "and I shall lodge informs
tlon against this wretch as soon as I
can return to Scarborough which I
shall do in the post-chaise; luckily, I
have money with me." ,
Under the terrible threat of prose
cution, Giles recovered himself sur
prisingly. He lost his frantic air, and,
arawlng blmseir up, remarked quite
calmly: "Just as your ladyship pleases."
His change of manner seemed to in
furiate Arabella, who shrieked at
"You shall be hanged for this!"
"Anything to oblige your ladyBhlp,"
responded Giles, as cool as you please.
I felt that this painful scene could
no longer continue, and Bald so.
"Lady Arabella." said I, "my wife"
how Dahpne'a eyes glowed as I
Bpoke "and I are returning Immedi
ately to Scarborough; you had best
go with ub; and when you have seen
and consulted with Sir Peter and
Lady Hawkshaw it will be time
enough to determine upon your
"My course Is already determined
upon," she repiled; and no one who
saw her could doubt it.
"And so is mine," Bald Giles, now In
possession of all his usual manliness.
"I return to London, where I shall
duly report myself to the admiralty,
and later to 8lr Peter Hawkshaw; and
if the lady thirsts for my blood, be
gad, she can have it."
"Giles Vernon," said I, "you have
been unlucky. I can not say more, be
cause I am in the same boat with you.
But you have done nothing unworthy
of a gentleman, and nothing to make
either Daphne or me love you the less,
no matter what befalls. So here is
my hand upon It."
We grasped hands, and, turning to
Daphne, he removed his hat and pro
ceeded to kiss her, saying to me: "By
your leave." And Daphne said to him:
"Good by, dear Giles."
The proceedings seemed to fill Ladv
Arabella with dlBgust. She haughtily
rorusea my band to assist her into the
chaise, and announced that she would
go to the village of Springfield near
Dy, ror rest and breakfast; and, willy
nilly, Daphne and I had to follow in
the post-chaise.
Never shall I forget that dismal
wedding Journey back to Scarborough.
1 Degas, lor the first time, to (ear tha
! reproaches of the world in general,
and Sir Peter and Lady Hawkahaw In
particular, in regard to running away
with an heicess. I had one comfort,
however; Daphne fully believed In my
disinterestedness; and I can sincerely
say I wished Daphne's fortune at the
bottom of the sea. if I could but have
wooed and won her In the ordinary
course of events
Lady Arabella traveled Just ahead
of us, but took occasion to show her
anger and resentment against us in
every way.
About half the distance to Scar
borough we met full In the road a
traveling chariot, and in it were Sir
Peter and Lady Hawkshaw
We found that the hostlers had
earned their money, and that the
Hawkshaws' chaise had broken down
at least once in every stage.
When we met and stopped, Arabella
alighted, and so did we, and so did
tho Hawkshaws; and the first word
that was spoken was by Daphne
"Uncle Peter," she said, "don't fly
at Richard. If you must know It, I
ran away with him; for I am sure, al
though he la as brave as a lion, it
never would have dawned upon him to
run away with me, If I had not put the
Idea in his head and kept it there."
"Sir," I said, "and madam," turning.
to Lady Hawkshaw, "I beg you will
not listen to this young lady's plea. I
am wholly responsible for the circum
stances of our marriage. I can, how
ever, and do, call heaven to witness,
that her fortune had nothing to 3b
with It, and I should have been happy
and proud to take her, with the clothes
on her back, and nothing more."
Sir Peter began to sputter, but Lady
Hawkshaw cut him short.
"Exactly what you said, Sir Peter,
within an hour of our marriage."
ThuB were Sir Peter's guns dis
"And, Richard and Daphne, you are
a couple of fools to run away, when,
If you had only had a little pa
tience, I would have had you
handsomely married at St. George's,
Hanover Square. Rut least said, soon
est mended. Sir Peter, kiss Daphne,
Playing with Her Lap-Dog tha While.'
and shake hands with Richard."
And as I am a sinner, she actually
forced Sir Peter to do both, although
I saw he mortally hated it.
Arabella's turn came next. She ad
vanced and said, with a bitterness that
struck a chill to my heart:
"Sir Peter, as you know, I was car
ried off by that wretch who disgraces
his uniform, Lieut. Giles Vernon; but
he did not succeed in forcing me to
consent to a marriage. And I call upon
you, aa my next friend, to aid me in
the prosecution which I shall immedi
ately Bet on foot against him for the
capital offense of the abduction of an
heiress; and I.hope to bring him to the
gibbet for it."
Lady Arabella Stormont was as good
as her word; for that day, two months,
Giles Vernon was put upon trial for
his life at York assizes for the ab
duction of an heiress. Sir Peter Hawk
shaw refused absolutely to counte
nance Arabella; and my Lady Hawk
shaw, who never had bowed her head
or abased her spirit to mortal man or
mortal woman before, went upon her
knees. Imploring Arabella to give over
her revenge for revenge it was, lJure-
and simple but Lady Arabella laughed
at her. Lady Hawkshaw rose from her
knees, crying out:
"You have some deep and unknown
reason for this; but it will come to
naught, it will come to naught!"
Hut Arabella found a person ready
to her hand, who was most active In
the matter. This was Sir Thomas Ver
non of Vernon court. It was he who
lodged the Information with the public
prosecutor against Giles, and assumed
the part of I.ady Arabella's champion.
Of course, there was some ground for
the version of the story which was
started in Arabella's Interest, that a
frightful outrage had been committed
by dragging her off against her will;
and that only the most determined
courage had saved her from a mar
riage repulsive to her; that Sir Peter
and Lady Hawkshaw, her next friends,
had basely deserted her; and that Sir
Thomas had chivalrously taken, up
her cause. It Is true that the relative
characters of the Hawkshaws and Sir
Thomas Vernon discounted much of
this; but the actual facts In the case
looked so ugly for Giles that there was
no trouble, in securing his prompt ar
rest and delivery In York Jail.
The breach between Lady Arabella
and the Hawkshaws, as well as Daph
ne and myself, was too great to bo
bridged over; and, having thrown her
self, bo to speak, In Sir Thomas Ver
non's arms, she accepted the protec
tlon of a relative of his, one Mrs.
Whltall, a decayed gentlewoman, and
went to live at a small town near
York until the assises, when she
would be called upon as the chief wit
ness for the prosecution. Great stories
were immediately put forth that Sir
Thomas Vernon was deeply smitten
with Arabella's charms, and that, after
a visit with Mrs. Whltall to Vernon
Court she looked very kindly on Sir
Thomas. All this might be true, and
Sir Thomas might flatter himself that
he had won her favor; but, knowing
Arabella well, I did not credit her
with any sincere desire to be kind to
Sir Thomas Vernon, although she
might make him think so, for her own
purposes. I suspected, however, a
motive far deeper, in any matter con
nected with Sir Thomas Vernon. Over
ton was the next heir after Giles; Sir
Thomas was extremely rickety, and
not likely to be long-lived; and if, by
merely telling what had happened.
Lady Arabella could sate her resent
ment, which was deep and furious,
against Giles, and at the same time
greatly benefit Overton, I think she
would not have weighed Giles' life at
a penny. My Daphne, whose faith in
human nature was angelic, in her be
lief In ultimate good, prayed and be
sought Arabella to' leave the country
before the trial came off; but Ara
bella only said contemptuously:
"You are a child and a chit. Giles
Vernon contemplated doing me the
greatest wrong a man can do a woman.
Do you think I shall let him go un
punished? If so, how little do you
know Arabella Stormont!"
Then I, from loyalty to Giles, and
not from any hope I had from Lady
Arabella, went to her and made my
appeal. She heard all my prayers
without the slightest sign of relenting,
playing with her lap-dog the while. At
last, I said to her:
"Tell me, at least, who is to be bene
fited by the conviction of Giles Ver
non? Not you, certainly; for you will
be loathed and shunned by all."
"The person dearest to me In the
world," she replied; "the person 1 love
better than my life or my soul," and
then, as If she had admitted too much,
she Btopped, turned pale, and seemed
altogether disconcerted. She had, in
truth, admitted too much. The person
she had ever loved better than her
soul was Philip Overton.
I had the self-possession to leave
her then, and went off by myself to
think over the strange motive which
had been revealed to me. Arabella's
infatuation for Overton had always
been abnormal, touched with unreason.
And could fate have woven a closer
web around Giles Vernon than In ma
king him fall so madly in love with
Arabella Stormont?
Giles had promptly surrendered him
self, rightly Judging a trial better than
being a fugitive from Justice and a de
serter from the naval service. He re
paired to York, after having duly re
ported to the admiralty, and was Jailed
immediately, and indicted.
The Hawkshaws, my Daphne and I
remained in Scarborough during the
two dreadful months that passed be
fore the trial came off. Sir Peter
easily got leave from the admiralty
for me, hoping, not only that my testi
mony, but the example of the felicity
In which Daphne and I lived, might not
be without its effect upon the Jury that
tried Giles.
Offers of money to assist in hla de
fense came from many quarters and
from several ladles two in especial,
her grace of Auchester and Mrs.
Trenchard. Lady Hawkshaw, however,
claimed the privilege of bearing the
expenses of the trial out of her private
fortune, which was large. Sir Peter
and she had it hot and heavy, he de
siring to contribute; and for one of
the few times in his life, he carried
his point against her; Two great bar
risters were to be brought from Lon
don to assist Giles in his defense, be
sides another one In York itself.
Pathetically Brave In Hour That
Brings Terror to Us All.
A pathetic story of a child's heroism
Is told by a Dublin gentleman. Re
cently he proposed to drive with his
wife to the beautiful Glasnevin ceme
tery. Calling his son. a bright little
boy, some four years old, he told him
to get ready to accompany them. The
child's countenance fell and the father
said: '
"Don't you want to go, Willie?"
The little Up quivered, but the child
answered. "Yes, papa, If you wish."
The child was strangely sileut dur
ing the drive, and when the carriage
drove up to the entrance he' clung to
his mother's side and looked up in
her face with pathetic wlstfulness.
The party alighted and walked
among, the graves and along the tree
shadowed avenues, looking at the in
scriptions on the last resting-places of
the dwellers in the beautiful city of
the dead. After an hour or bo thus
spent, they returned to the carriage,
and the father lifted his little son to
his seat. The child looked surprised,
drew a breath of relief and asked:
"Why, am I going back with you?"
"Of course you are; why not?"
"I thought when they took little
boys to the cemetery they left them
there," said the child.
Many a man does not show the her
oism In the face of death that this
child evinced In what, to him, had
evidently been a summons to leave
the world.
Now It Is Different
"De sayln' 'bout a soft answor
turntn' away wrath," said Uncle Eben,
"were promulgated in a previous ago
when dar weren' none o' deshere tele
phone young ladlea sayln' 'Louder,
please I' "
Mule's Lack of Consideration Respon
sible for Ike's Being Latt
at His Duty.
An Atlanta merchant has frequent
occasion to rebuke Ike, his darky por
ter, for bis tardiness in reporting for
duty in the morning. Ike is always
ready with a more or less ingenious
"You're, two hours late, Ike!" ex
claimed the employer one morning.
"This sort of thing must stop! Other
wise. I'm going to fire you; under
stand." " 'Deed, Miatah Edward," replied Ike,
"it wa'n't mah fault, dia time! Hon
est' I was kicked by a mule!"
"Kicked by a mule? Well, even if
that were so, It wouldn't delay you for
more than an hour. You'll have to
think of a better excuse than that."
Ike looked aggrieved. "Mlstah Ed
ward," he continued solemnly, "it
might have been all right ef dat mule
kicked me In dig direction; but he
didn't he kicked mo de odder way!"
Itched and Burned Terribly Could
Not Move Thumbs Without Flesh
Cracking Sleep Impossible.
Cutlcura Soon Cured His Eczema, i
"An Itching humor covered both my
hands and got up over my wrists and
oven up to the elbows. The Itching
and burning were terrible. My hands
got all scaly and when I scratched, the
surface would be covered with blis
ters and then get raw. The eczema
got so bad that I could not move my
thumbs without deep cracks appearing.
I went to my doctor, but his medicine
could only stop the itching. At night
I Buffered so fearfully that I could not
sleep. I could not bear to touch my
hands with water. This went on for
three months and I was fairly worn
out. At last I got the Cutlcura Reme
dies and in a month I was cured. Wal
ter II. Cox, 16 Somerset St., Boston,
Mass., Sept. 25, 1908."
Potter brag Chcm. Corp.. Bole Prop., Boston.
He Darling, I don't know what to
my to your father.
She Just say: "Mr. Munn, I wish to
marry your daughter" then dodge.
Cheering Him Up.
"Bill," said .the Invalid's friend, "I've
come to cheer you up a bit like. I've
brought yer a few flahrs, Bill. 1
fought if I was too late they'd come In
'andy for a wreaf, yer know. Don't
get down-'earted, Hill. Lummy, don't
you look gashly! But there, keep up
yer spirts, ole sport; I've come to
see yer an' cheer yer up a bit. Nice
little room you 'ave 'ere, but as I sez
to ineself when I was acomlu' up:
'Wot orkard staircase to get a coffin
dahn!'" London Globe.
Leave It to Him.
A Wichita man was fussing because
of his aching teeth. "Why don't you
go to a dentist? asked one of his
"Oh, I haven't got the nerve," was
the reply.
"Never mind that" .renlied the
friend, "the dentist will find the nervo
all right." Kansas City Jorunal.
Painful Insomnia.
"What sort of a hat la a wide
"Why, a hat without a nap, of
Charms Children
Delights Old Folks
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A doctor of divinity should believi
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Lewis' Single Binder straight 5c cigsr il
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Why Actors Wear Long Hair.
Why do actors so often wear long
hair? Perhaps this is the reason:
There once was a statute in England
under which actors found wandering
were liable to be branded through the
right car. The long hair concealed
the decoration and thus the custom
was started.
Alcohol and Tuberculosis.
The most prominent tuberculosis
specialists in the country agree that
alcohol will not cure consumption. Dr,
S. A. Knopf says: "Alcohol has never
cured and never will cure tuberculosis.
K will either prevent or retard recov
ery." Dr: Frank Billiugs of Chicago
nnd Dr. Vincent Y. Bowdltch, ex-presidents
of the National Association for
the Study nnd Prevention of Tubercu
losis; Dr. Lawrence P. Hick of Phila
delphia and Dr. Edward L. Trudeau of
Saranac Lake, the founder of the anti
tuberculosis movement In this country,
are all of the same opinion.
Objection to Women Golfers.
"Farmers don't mind renting their
fields to golfers, but they are strongly
opposed to women."
"Because woman golfers are always
losing hairpins and hatpins and stick
pins In the grass. Follow the trail of
a woman's foursome With a pincushion
and I'll guarantee you a cushionful of
pins at the nd of the ninth hole."
"But why doe? the farmer mind
that?" . ""
"Decnuse afterward when his sheep
and cnttio grazo in those fleUs they
Rwullow pins. Pins, I needn't tell you,
are injurious to the health."
The crisp delicious,
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made of Indian Corn.
A tempting, teasing
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ent all its own.
"The Taste Lingers"
Sold by Grocers.
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