The news-herald. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1909-1911, August 09, 1909, Image 2
PlAIISMOUIli NEWS llf RAID n. 0. WAITERS, Buslnes Manajjef PULTTSMOUTII. NEBRASKA !3 1 THE LOVES of the LADY ARABELLA By HOLLY ELLIOT SEAWELL (Cupjrlglil, 1VUJ, Uobbt-MurrtllCo.) 8YN0P8I3. At U yvnra of uso Ailiuliul Sir ivter Ilawknhiiw'11 nephew. Klcliiinl (llyn. Ml deeply In love ut Hint hIkIiI with Luily AralwIU Htormnnt, who Kpurneil IiIh at tentions. Tim l-ul, an orphan, waa Klven li..nli aii nililHliltirimri on tlio AJux ly IiIh umle. titles Vermm, nephew of Hlr Tliuv nttimlil 11 Ihl'llIlT WllCfC HAWK 1 linillllfl ITIIfm, IM-lninn lilt? uwj w " nhaw'i nephew naw Lady Arabella. Ver non met I'hlllp Overton, next In line, for Hlr Thorium Vernon's eatate. They start ed a duel which wim Interrupted. Vernon, Overton and' llawkHliuw's nephow found theinaclvea attracted ly pretty Lady Ara bella. The AJax In haltle defeated French wnnrTilpa In the Mediterranean. Hlcliard niun ir,i Omul ni'lzc iminev. lln waa cailed home by Lady tlawkahaw an he was annul to mow in nix earninKH wmi Vernon. At a llawkahaw party tilyn dla- covered that Lady Arabella waa a poor but persistent gambler, lie talked niiicn with her etnmln Dmihne. Lndv Arabella again showed love for KamliiK. Later alio held tllvn and Overton prisoners, thua delayliiK the duel. In the Ovvrlon-Ver-non duel, neither waa hurt. Ijuly Ara bella humiliated ltlchnrd by her pranks. Richard and dies ahllilieil oil a frluate. ( Idea waa captured by the French. Hlr I'eter arrnniied for IliM exchnnKe. Ilaph- nn ahowed a llklii for tilyn, who wag then i years of hk. Mien waa releaaed. 'lllea and Richard nlanned elonementH. Hlr Peter objected to the plan to wed Daphne. Hy clever ruses Giles and Hlcli ard eloped with auv Arabella and Daphne, reHpecllvely. Tho Intter pair were married. Daphne waa pleased; Ara bella raved In aiiKer. When the par ty returned, Arabella aiked Blr I'eter to aid In proaeoiitinK Mica In court on the charge of eoininlttliur a capital crime. All attended the trial. I'pon Araliella'a teatlniony Wiles waa convtctea ana sen tenced to be banned. Hlr I'eter vlalted the prince of Walea In effort to secure a pardon for uuea. CHAPTER X Continued. Presently tho nrlnce and Sir Peter appeared, and his royal highness said. with that charm of manner which He- duecd some men and manv women: "Hnrk'ee. Sir Peter: I do not t.rom- Ise that the affair will be complete be- fore Sunday night; I go to Windsor arlv In tha rrmrnlni? and two ilava la hrlpf time In which to arrnnne so important a matter. Hut If you will be at Windsor on Sunday morning, I i.lo.bro vnn mv word no n Pontlpnian the paper shall be ready, signed, sealed and delivered." At that Sir Peter fairly broke down, and could only say: "God bless you, sir; God bless you!" and the prince, turning the old man's emotion off gently, smiled and said "Tls for the preservation of the gallantry of our sex, Sir Peter, that this young officer must not hang." He warmly Invited us to remain and finish up the wine, and then one of the gentlemen at the table, whether of tie sign or not, mentioned the extraordln ary reports which had Just reached Ixmdon concerning the trial at Yok, and I, encouraged thereto by a subtle look and a question of his royal high ness, told the whole story, assisted by Sir Peter. It was listened to with the deepest Interest. Lady Arabella Stormont was known to every person there, and the prince remarked that he had danced with her at the last blrthnlght ball. Her In fut nation for Overton was well known and freely commented on, and the strange measures that women will Bonietlmes venture upon In the Inter est, as they think, of the man they love, was exemplified In her testifying against Giles Vernon. Sir Thomas Vernon's hatred of his heir was also well known and as the web was tin folded to the prince he listened with an air of the profoundest thought, and his comment was significant: "The king can pardon." He had pity on us and did not press us to remain to cards, so we left Carl ton house about an hour after entering it, and with hearts immeasurably lighter. Our first thought was to hasten back to our lodgings to send off our good news to Lady Hawkshaw and Daphne by the northern mall. Sir Peter told me then that the prince had directed him to go to Wind Bor In the morning and remain, and that he himself would bring him back on the Sunday morning, If the coun ter signatures to his majesty's could not be had before. The prince was quite familiar with the procedure, and engaged to get the pardon from the king without difficulty, Early next morning Sir Peter left me. It was agreed that I should pro ceed on the Sunday morning to tlu Bear and Churn, a tavern and posting station near London, on tho northern road, to arranco In nrlvniirn for tho best cattle, In order that not a moment might be lost in returning to York. So, after two miserable days alone in Ixn- don, while Sir Peter was at Windsor, 1 was glad on Sunday morning to be on the northern road, preparing for our rapid return to York. The Bear am! Churn was directly on the highway, and was well out of London, being sur rounded by green fields and orchards. It was a beautiful morning, more like April than February. The green ness of the earth, the bluenoss of the heavens, the quiet of (ho country, after the rattle and roar and dun skies of London, were balm to my soul. I reached the inn by ten o'clock; and, hnvlng arrangedvfor their best horses, and Rent word two stations ahead, I sat down to pass the day as beat I might. I wrote a long letter to Daphne, and then. It being about 12 o'clock, I went out for a walk. There was a pretty pathway through a little grove toward a rolling Meld next the highway. I took this path, and presently came face to face, at a turn In the path, with Overton. He waa singularly dressed for a man of hla quality and profession. He wore black clothes, with plain allver buckles at the knees, and black silk stocking!) and shoes. His hair, un- powdered, waB tied with a black rib bon; but he wore no crape or vestige of mourning. I had ever thought him the handsomest man in England; but In this garb, ho different from the brilliant uniform or other exquisite dress in which I had heretofore Been him, he looked like an Apollo. He greeted me gravely, but not Impolite ly; and we walked along together. He had heard of my marriage, and felici tated me on It. My heart waa bo full of Giles Ver non that I burst out with the story. It seemed qulto new to him; and he listened to it with breathless atten tion, occasionally ejaculating hla hor ror at the conduct of Sir Thomas Ver non and of Lady Arnbella Htormont n Kavo ine a snvago pleasure to tell him every drendful particular concern Ing Arabella; and by the look of con sciousness which came into his ex pressive face, and by the way In which ho avoided my eye, 1 saw that he knew he wns a fuctor In the caso against his will. At last, quite transported by niy rnge against these two. I cried OUt And It is for the purposo of secur ing tho estate to you that Arabella Stormont thus swore away the life of Giles Vernon; but God will confound her and Sir Thomas Vernon yet!" "Truly," said he, In a thrilling voice, God will confound all the wicked. He will bring this horrid scheme to naught In every way; for know you,' II Lady Arabella Stormont were to throw herself on her knees before nit He stopped, and colored violently; he had not meant to admit what the whole world knew that Arabella Stormont had adored him for seven years past. He hurriedly changed the subject, saying: "Perhaps you do not know that I am no longer In the army." I Bail I did not. "Although 1 have recovered the use "iy Hubs and look to be In health ' am not fit for service; and I was re tired on half pay only a few days ago My Hfe Is not likely to be long; but released as I am, by God's hand, from the profession of arms, I shall devote the remnant of my life to the service Of the Lord God Almighty. His IllCS K came to me years ago, but 1 was deaf to It. I was In lovo with the world, and possessed by tho flesh and me devil. I committed muruers unuu the name of war, I dishonored my rSfl i:v "Will You Speak to Me?" Maker by my dissipations. I spent in gambling and vice the money wrunp from the poor that were bond slaves to labor and poverty. I blasphemed, and yet I was not counted evil by the world." I listened and wondered to myself should this be true, where stood we all? Overton's face had Hushed, his eyes were full of rapture; he seemed to dwell In the glory of the Ixnd. "But now I am free from the body of that death, and Biibject only to the yoke of the Nazarene the Jesus who labored with his hands to show thai work was honorable; the carpenter who called about hjm those as poor as himself, nnd preached to them the love of God and one's neighbor; who received tho Magdalen as a sister and the leper as a brother." I was silent. I had heard many sermons from deans and dignitaries all well-fed men, nnd every mnn jack of them after promotion from the Whigs and these aernions had left my heart as untouched as that of Uk wild Indian of North America. But tn'8 was Hff'vent. After a while, Over- ton continued: "As this Jesus called all manner of mnti I f .1 1 1 . tt 1,1,., ll.n I .. . I in it iu iuiiuh linn fit-eiiy tax- gatherer, as well as Peter the poor fish- erinifn, nnd John the gentle nnd studi ous youth so he called me; and, like 'i taxgatherer, whose stony In-art was meiieu ny mo voice or Jesus. I Bay with tears: 'My God! I follow Thee!'" We had now approached the coiner of the field, nnd Involuntarily Btopped. I said to him blunderingly : "Shall you take ord,lrs?" "No," ho replied. "I do not aspire 11 m m to open my mouth as a teacher I am not worthy; but a few of tho humblest people about here I have been In this place for some time come to. me on Sundays, in the forenoon, to ask me to speak to them. They are day labor ers, hostlers the kind of people I once fancied to be without souls. I speak to them, not ns a preacher and teacher, but as a brother and a friend. It is now time for them to assemble." I saw, sure enough, a number of poorly-dressed rustics coming toward tho field. They came by twos and threes, the women mostly' with chil dren in arms, or hanging to their skirts. When all had arrived there were about 30 men and women. They seated theni-telves on the grass, and 1 along with them, und, In some mys terious way, I felt, for the first time in my life, that the plowman was my brother and the kitchen wench my sister. When they were all seated. Overfrrn took from his pocket a small Bible and read the Sermon on the Mount. The people listened reverently. He gave thm a short discourse, suited to their understanding, and then read to them a tlmple hymn, which they sang with fervor. I listened with a strange feeling, half pain, half pleasure, half satisfac tion, half dissatisfaction. I wished for Daphne's sweet spirit to be near me. It came to my mind how like was this moetlng of the poor and unlearned to those held by the Carpenter of Naza reth on tho Rhores of tho Sea of Gall lee. The hymn echoed sweetly over the green fields; It was a part of that great antlphon with which Nature re plies to the harmonies of the Most High. The quiet scone, the woods, the fields, the klne In the pasture near by, all seemed one In this act of worship. But presently my soul was distracted by whnt I saw on the highway close by us. A handsome traveling chariot fol lowed by a plain post-chaise going Londonward, stopped. Out of the chariot stepped Laday Arabella Stor mont, and, through an opening In the hedge, she entered tho field. After a considerable Interval, Mrs. Whltall fol lowed her; and, after a still longer one, Sir Thomas Vernon. Iady Arabella walked noiselessly over the grass, and, when she reached tho edge of the group, stopped. Het eyes were full of laughing contempt at first, but, when Overton turned his glance full upon her, she suddenly as sumod a look of seriousness, and folded her hands as If in silent prayer. Be hind her, Mrs. Whltall's foolish face was all fear, while Sir Thomas Ver non grinned unpleasantly over her shoulder. Overton, without taking the slightest notice of them, at the con clusion of the hymn announced that he would make n prayer, and asked his hearers to Join with him In n petition that the life might be spared of a cer 'uin ouug man, Giles Vernon, now under sentence of death In York jail. We all stood up, then, the men remov ing their hats. I held mine before my face to conceal my tears, while Overton made a brief but earnest prayer for Giles, and I could not re fraln from crying: "Amen! Amen!' when he concluded. The people then trooped off, nnd we, the gentlefolks, were left to gether. Overtcn surveyed Lady Arabella an I Sir Thomas With much contempt. Lady Arabella was the first to speak. She held up her head timidly, and said: "Will you not speak to me?" "No," replied Overton, sternly. "Giles Vernon's life may be spared; but upon you Is blood-gulltlness." (TO 1SK CONTINI'KD.) IN THE FIELD OF FRIENDSHIP, There We Are in Contact with. Some of the Finest Issues of Life. The field of friendship Is a wide one and all our neighbors, both near and far, should be candidates for admis slou there. The appearance of cold esteem, the passing salutation, empty of everything save chill formality, hava larger possibilities behind them than we are wont to imagine. At any rate, to believe bo, honestly and con scientiously, is an indication of an ac tive faith, and is far wholesomer than the suspicions that do their utmost to master us. It is only through this be lief Hint we shall bring ourselves In contact with some of the finest Issues of life and como to understand tho unities and harmonies of existence, Nevertheless, It Is well to bear In mind the important fact that man is not our only friend and neighbor Neither patience nor Investigation Is necessary to the discovery that all things about us are capable of lnvlt Ing neighborlinesB and dispensing It to those who arc wise enough to take advantage of the hospitality that Is constantly proffered. The towering trees (though they do not seem to tower as high as they did when we were younger), the humble creeping vines, the delicate flowers that spring up tn a night, casual and ravishing the whole movemeut and rush of na ture In her vigorous and Insistent moods, belong to nelghborlincss In tho most significant nnd satisfactory sense. It is something of a relief to discover that we need not depend en llrely on man for companionship though beyond all doubt the beBt of his kind are to bo treasured in what ever relation or condition they are i found. The late Joel Chandler Harris, Hopeful. ""I understand your wife has joined tho suffragettes?" "Yes," answered Mr. Meekton; "and I'm glad of It." "Then you approve of the suf fragettes?"" "No. One of these days they'll do something that Henrietta disapproves of, and then sho'll glvo them tho talk Ing to that they deserve."- Washing ton Star, I THE 4i TO REMOVE GLOBES EASILY. Incandescent Lamps in Inaccessible Places Replaced Without Much Trouble. Incandescent lamps are often loated In almost Inaccessible places, as in high ceilings, domes, etc. Obviously, when the lamps are burned out they must be replaced by new lamps. They ulso require cleaning at stated inter (tls. In both operations, it is neces tary to employ some device by which they can be quickly removed from the lockets and replaced. A simple con trivance for accomplishing this has recently been patented by n New York man. As shown in the Illustration It consists of wire jaws protected by rubber of like substance, which fit over the bulbs. The Jaws are at tached to a long pole, so that the op erator can reach the lamp from a considerable distance. A flexible mem ber holds the jaws to the pole, which Lamps Easily Replaced, an be pulled over by a cord. With this arrangement lamps at right an gles to the pole can be unscrewed as readily us those directly above. REGULATE CLOCK BY WAVES. Timepieces of Great Cities to Be Set by Electrical Currents and Kept in Time. To set the clocks of n big city by eleetrieal waves and keep them uni form lu time this is the latest facil ity afforded to municipalities by a magician In the science of Marconics. The Inventor is a Viennese and his name is Franz Morawetz. He has been experimenting for some years, but It is only within recent days that ho has thoroughly perfected his Inven tion. At first It was found that at mospheric upheavals nnd other dis turbing factors rendered his process futile when at every moment in the day the receiving clock operated on by the transmitter was attuned to the action of the latter, the result being Hint lilud winds and great disturb ances of the air upset the proper ac ttion and course of the electric waves. In the case of the present contri vance, the objective clock is Isolated during llfty-nlne seconds In each mi nute, in which time it Is insensible to all emission of electrical currents. In the sixtieth second, however, the receiving apparatus, hitherto Idle, la automatically brought Into circuit with the transmitter. No two clocks travel at precisely the same speed, and since there must be a divergence from, a given standard, the waves di rected from the transmitter of the central clock the standard time proceed to adjust the objective time teller to the standard of "headquar trs," or the exact sun time. The Electro-Technical institute of Vienna has adopted this method of looking after the clocks of the Aus trian capital. Indeed, the municipal council votes a yearly subvention of about $1,000 for the upkeep of the "central post." which radiates waves to a distance of nearly a mile In all directions over the city. The In ventor holds, however, that his pro cess could keep the clocks of a whole province In order. Home-Made Barometers. There aro many devices by means ol which changes In the molstness of the air may be shown, some of them exceedingly easy to arrange. Perhaps the simplest form of all, knowu to every housewife In the coast towns, Is the suspended piece of seaweed. Any kind answers the purpose admir ably A email bunch tied together and bung up on a wall Ehows the ex cessive humidity In the atmosphere, which often precedes rain, by becom ing damp and flabby. A very ingeni ous contrivance Is the old-fashioned "weather house," largely made In Switzerland. It Is arranged In such a way that two figures act In response to the twisting of a piece of catgut Tho material, supported by n wire, controls the movements of a little plat foria on either end of which Is placed a model. Excessive moisture In the nlr causes the catgut to twist and rm-n the ulatfomi 'round, so that the man emerges from one of the doors in the front of the house. Reverse con- dlvloiis of tho atmosphere bring about the contraction of the catgut, and the platform swings back, thus bringing the ligure of tho woman Into proinln- once at her particular door. J j v TIMEPIECE FOR EX-PRESIDENT Unique Electrical Contrivance to B Presented to Theodore Roose velt on Return' Home. When Theodore Roosevelt returns from his African hunting trip he will find awaiting him a "shadow" clock, the second of Its kind in existence. The gift will be received from its In N Ingenious Clock for Ex-President. ventor, an Australian, who wishes to pay his respects to the ex-president because of the visit of the world girdling fleet to Australia. The clock Is made with two dlala one for day use und one for night, says Popular Mechanics. The night dial Is transparent, with lenses above it and a small electric lamp under neath. When tho possessor of tho clock retires for tho night, he turns the night dial toward the ceiling. At tached to the side of his bed is an electric push-button, connected with the lamp by a flexible cord. By press ing this button at any time during the night, the lamp is turned on, and the outlines of the numerals on the dial aro thrown against the celling. The shadow of the dial Is four or live feet in diameter, making the numerals easy to read. .Photographs of Mr. and Mrs. Boose velt will be placed on both dials, the front of the case will be decorated with crosHed American and Australian flags, and the sides will bear reproduc tions of the Australian coat of arms. WIRES STRUNG HIGH IN AIR. Telephone Cables Suspended 700 Feet Across Valley to Avoid Flood. Waters. It is sometimes difficult to string wires to telephone poles In tho valleys of some of tho rivers of California because the water carries them away during the flood season, says Topular Mechanics. This illustration shows the plan adopted to suspend the w ires across 700 feet of a river valley near Suspended Across 7C0 Feet of Space. Fresno. Tho ordinary telephone-pole crossbars are made fast to heavy ca bles, and these bars carry the wires, as under ordinary circumstances. Three sets of crossbars are attached to the suspension cables in tho 700- foot space. The Birth cf a Whistle. Compared with tho guttural "cough" of the motor-car's warning signal, the whistle emitted by a railway engine is musical. Seventy-five years ago, however, this shrill note was un known and a provincial contemporary reminds us that engine drivers of a former generation kept by their 'sides a tin horn, which they blew before ne gotiating curves nnd dangerous cross ings. Hut the noise thus mnde was feeble. In 18P.3 an Kngllsh farmer's enrt was run down on the way to mar ket and 1,000 eggs, 100 pounds of but ter, two horses and a man were de stroyed by tho engine. The railway had to pay damages. The managing director sent for George Stephenson nnd said angrily, "Our drivers can't blow their horns loudly enough to clear the tracks ahead. You . have made your steam do so much, why don't you make It blow a good loud horn for us?" Stephenson pondered. An Idea camo to him. He visited a musical Instrument maker and had constructed a horn that gave a hor rible screech when blown by steam. From this horn the locomotive whistle of to-day has been evolved. The Longest Wire. A "world's record" for long-distance telegraphy was established when the direct transmission of messages be tween London and India wns begun. The extreme distance over which n j message was flashed without Interriip tlon and repetition was about ,oot) ! miles. j The line of wires that carried these 1 messages was recently completed by the filling up of the gap between Te- hcrnn and Karachi. Tho Whealstone ostein of automatic transmission Is usei throughout the line. KM. -8 ?2 III M HX Food Products Lihby'c Vienna Sausago Is distinctly different from any other sausage you ever tasted. Just try one can and it is sure to become a meal-time necessity, to be served at frequent intervals. Ukby's Vienna Saw Sago just suits for breakfast, is fine for luncheon and satisfies at dinner or supper. 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