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Without a word Carrington and
lady Cecily strode up the further
steps and, followed by Lady Ellen and
Strathgate, reentered the hall. Hed
room candles were brought, good
nights were Raid and the party sep
arated for what waa conventionally
characterized as rest.
A Midnight Conversation.
Once more the little boudoir. Once
more Kllen and Bernard alone to
gether. "Well, madam," began Carrington,
coldly, under violent constraint, al
though passion was seething and bub
bling in his veins, "do -you think that
you have disgraced me sufficiently to
night?" I -fie stood opposite her with folded
arms, looking very tall and" Bplendid
Ellen acknowledged in her secret
heart. She sat beneath him, her feet
xtended in an attitude of absolute
indifference, maintained also by
r "Disgraced you, my lord?"
"That is the word I used."
"I scarcely understand what you
"You know very well what I meaa.
"But I was only obeying your in
"My instructions!" exclaimed mj
lord; "and pray what were they?"
"To be like other women; to dance
to play, to "
"You exceeded them, 1 think," In
terrupted Carrington, sneeringly.
"In what particular?"
"In playing at love-making witb
"I but followed the example of raj
mentor," Ellen retorted promptly.
"You will learn, madam," said Car
rington, "when you are more familial
with the usage of polite society "
"May God deliver me from it!" In
My lord went on without noticing
"That many things are permitted tc
a man, to a husband, which are for
bid to a woman, his wife."
"I recognize no distinction between
"That may be your American hob
bledehoy code, madam; but 'tis not
that of England and England's gentle
men and gentlewomen." j
"And who are England's gentlewom j
en," quoth Ellen, hotly, "whose con- i
duct you would have me emulate
Lady Cecily, Mrs. Monbrant, th
"This," said my lord, loftily, "is be
side the question. What possessed
you to play with Strathgate to-nightr
"The money," returned his .wife
"was mine. I had a right to risk it
I might ask what possessed you tc
"And I might answer with your owi
words. Carrington hall was mine."
"Yes," said Ellen, "but made ot
value by my money."
"Perdition!" cried her husband
"must I have your money thrown ir
my face forever?"
"I hardly think I can throw it ir
your face again, my lord."
"And what will prevent you?"
"The fact that you have won II
and 'tis yours."
"Nonsense!" said Carrington, fierce
ly. "I know well enough that youi
game with Strathgate was only play
It was simply a plan concocted be
tween you to mock mc and amuse
"My lord, you insult me," cried El
len, her face flaming.
"It is fact that carries the insult
madam. I make the charge on good
authority. You were overheard ar
ranging the details," persisted ms
lord, carried beyond the facts by hit
"Upon whose authority?" Inquired
"And you can take her word against
mine?" responded his wife, bitterly.
"Very well,-my lord, I shall not con
descend to justify myself further."
" 'Twould be useless to attempt It."
"Indeed, and what made you risk
your castle in a matter in which noth
ing was involved?"
"Pardon me," returned Carrington,
loftily. "There was something In
volved, something of which you reck
"And that was?"
"My honor and the honor of my
wife. At that time I supposed the
debt an honest one, the play fair.
Think you I could allow that to stand
against you while I had a. uenny?"
"It was not love then that made yon
"Love!" sneered Carrington. "How
could I love a woman whose chief
Joy Is to mock me, to humiliate me, to
heap ridicule upon me, to disgrace
"You have said enough, my lord."
"And you have no defense to of
fer?" "None," said Ellen proudly.
"No word of explanation to give?"
"No justification to plead?"
"Not a single plea."
"Madam, this passes beyond all
bonds. The scene to-night was dia-
ill r c x-yj h 4 a
END DtliDli SmRK
1 f J iMlr
gTacerul. TO'u Insulted a:i rny guests,
you publicly braved me, you flaunted
your money in my face, you exposed
your person disgracefully in that aban
doned hornpipe, which you danced
with that Puritan bit of sanctimoni
ousness at the harpsichord "
"I have said before," cried Ellen,
"that you can stop right there. The
English gentleman's code, I take it
from my experience of it at home
here, allows you to say anything you
please to me or about me, but you will
please leave my friends out of the
"There Is one friend that I shall
bring in the discussion."
"And who is that?"
"And what has he done?"
"What has he done? My God!"
gasped my lord, choking with rage.
"He has ' always treated me like a
gentleman," returned Ellen, "but per
haps that's because he's not married
to ine." " r.
"You should know his reputation
among women, or his lack of it," pro
"Why, then, did you invite him
here?" returned Ellen deftly. "And
as for actions among women, there be
some indifferent honest men who are
not above suspicion. ' Know you any
such, my lord?"
"What mean you?"
"I saw you in the arbor an hour
"What! Spying again?"
"Spying again? You had Lady Ce
cily in your arms, you kissed her."
"And If I did?"
"I did not marry you for that,"
went on Ellen in jealous rage. "The
way she has thrown herself at you
is disgraceful, but, my lord, you have
made It easy for her."
"There is naught between me and
"But I tell you," cried Ellen, "I
don't believe a word you say, for I
saw you in that arbor. I have seen
you before with that hussy. I wish
to God that I were dead and that you
couH marry her and see what a bar
gain you would get, not that mar
riage would make any difference to
her, I fancy."
"You insult my friends," cried Car
rington, trying to give the conversa
tion a different turn.
"I only follow your lead, my lord."
"I know who brought you to the
"The earl of Strathgate," replied
Ellen in bold acknowledgment, "the
one friend, with Sir Charles Seton,
that I have in the house, the one
who always treats me with courtesy
"Yes, I saw his consideration in
carrying you up the terrace steps a
few moments after you eavesdropped.
What heard you in the arbor?"
"Not one word," answered Ellen.
"But I saw you in the moonlight, and
that was enough, my lord. I swear
to you that unless you promise me
on your word that you will dismiss
Lady Cecily to-morrow I shall never
be wife to you again."
"I cannot be discourteous to my
guests," returned Carrington with sud
"And does courtesy to your guests
Involve taking them in your arms and
kissing them? Have you tried it
"l Cannot Be Discourteous to My
with Mrs. Monbrant, or with the duch
ess of Dulward? Now, she, indeed,
would be a fit object for your kind
Ellen laughed viciously.
"There Is one guest that I shall
dismiss in the morning, ay, two," re
turned my lord, white with anger.
"And who are those, pray?"
"Strathgate and Seton."
"My friend and your friend. That's
well thought on, and you will have
me defenseless, then,- at your mercy,
compelled to look upon your love
making with that abandoned woman.
But I'll not stand it. I'll go back to
- ."Xc'i would never dare."
"Would I not?" cried "Ellen, man
fully. "Watch me In the morning."
"I will see that you do not lcv
my sight after daybreak," said Car
"Very well. At least you will leave
me alone for the night," returned his
wife with equal spirit.
"With pleasure, madam. We will
resume our discussion, and I will give
you my final decision in the morn
ing." He bowed himself out grandly.
Once again Ellen shot to the door.
Then she bolted it. This time she
did not cry. She waited in fierce
eagerness until she heard my lord re
tire, then she waited longer until she
became convinced that he was
It was one by the gTeat clock in the
hall when she withdrew from her bou
doir and entered her own bedroom.
Opening a closet she drew therefrom
underneath a pile of feminine apparel
a certain sailor's dress which she had
sometimes used in cruising and boat
ing expeditions with her husband
since her marriage, and which she had
often used before in long cruises on
her father's ships. There were stout,
heavy buckskin shoes, soft, woolen
stockings, trousers wide and flaring
at the knee and belted at the waist, a
soft shirt of blue, a rough pea-jacket
Slipping off her own clothes, 6he trans
formed herself with rapid fingers into
a sailor lad. She undid her hair and
tied it behind In a man's queue. From
the same "closet" she took a slender
sword and a pair of heavy pistols.
These she attached - to her belt. A
knitted sailor's cap completed her
She went back softly Into the bou
doir and sat down at her desk. From
a secret drawer she drew a purse filled
with gold pieces, sovereigns of Eng
land. On the table lay a cheque
book. Her balance at the bank she
found was a trifle over 20,000, the
amount she owed my lord. With a
nervous hand she filled out a cheque
for the full amount and signed it. She
laid it open on the desk, hesitated a
moment, half rose, sat 'down, drew a
sheet of paper to her, dipped the quill
in the ink and wrote rapidly. She fold
ed the paper, addressed it to my lord,
and left it with the cheque In
closed where he could not fail to see
it if he came into her room in the
morning to deliver his ultimatum.
Fortunately, there was another exit
from her suite of apartments besides
that which led through my lord's dress
ing room. She unlocked the door and
stepped Into the corridor. She had
thrown a great boat cloak around her
and carried her shoes in her hand. It
was half-past one o'clock she esti
mated. She stepped along the corri
dor quickly until she came to Debo
rah's door. She opened this softly,
closed it behind her and went over to
the bed where the little Puritan slept.
She laid her hand on the young wom
an and shook her gently.
Deborah was a light sleeper. She
woke instantly, terrified beyond meas
ure to see a tall, dark figure bending
over her. She opened her mouth to
scream, but Elen had the quickness to
clap her hand over the mouth and
stifle the noise. Her familiar voice
reassured Mistress Deborah. The girl
sat up in bed and stared in amaze
ment. "What do you want?"
"I am leaving the castle," returned
Ellen, "and you must come with me."
"But I don't want to go," answered
Deborah, who was progressing very
sweetly in her love affair with Sir
Charles, and had no mind to leave
"You must go," answered Ellen im
periously. "I am responsible for you
and I cannot leave you here with Lord
Carrington alone after I am gone."
"And he does not go with you?"
"It Is from him I am fleeing."
"Oh!" said Deborah. "And where
are you going?"
"Back to America."
"But Sir .Charles?"
"If Sir Charles cares anything for
you," said Ellen authoritatively, "he
will follow you to the end of the
"But will not Lord Carrington fol
"Not he," said Ellen bitterly, "the
cases are not parallel."
"With whom do you go?"
"Oh, Ellen!" exclaimed Deborah in
"Peace, girl!" said Lady Ellen, "he
acts, or he shall act, as my coach
man alone, but I must have you with
me. We can talk no longer. Dress
yourself. Would that I had boy's
clothes for you!"
"I should never wear them! never!"
"Well, dress yourself in the clothes
In which you came from America,
then. Do you know where they are?"
"I have them always at hand."
"And I will assist you," said Ellen.
The two worked rapidly and in a
few moments Mistress Debbie, in stout
homespun, with short skirt, simple
bonnet and heavy cloak like to Ellen's,
was equipped for the journey.
Fortune favored them. They stole
down the stairs through the great hall
and found the door unbarred, much to
Ellen's satisfaction, for it indicated
that Strathgate had been before them.
They passed through the opening and
stepped out on the terrace. The
moonlight was almost gone, but await
ing them t the foot of the steps was
a dark figure. Deborah would have
shrunk back, but Ellen seizing her
arm ran confidently toward it.
"Is that you, my lord?" she asked in
a low voice.
"Yes," answered Strathgate. "Did
you think I would fail you?"
And from the clock in the tower
above them boomed out two strokes of
, From the Co Jrie-.
! Henry Lenhoff and wife were down
from Lincoln this week.
Fred Diers and wife of Ulysses are
t here visiting W. F. Diers and wife.
A boy was born to Mr. and Mrs.
George Vogler of Manley on Saturday,
! Misses Rose and Blanche Rathbun
j returned Monday from Hooker county
where they have been teaching school.
Station Agent Starkey has moved in-
i to the house north of the depot, vacat
ed by George Rand who moved to
Tom Williams came up from Renfrow
Oklahoma, ; ard : is visiting with his
parents. He saj's wheat is looking well
in his country.
The announcent of the marriage of
Arthur Pribble to Miss Mary Elizabeth
Kilson on Wednesday, May 7, at Burch
ard, Neb., has been received at this
office. Congratulations. .
The cyclone is responsible for the re
port of a sweet little girl baby at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. John Ahl not
being announced last week. The
little Miss arrived on Saturday, May 9.
It is estimated by some that the
population of Louisville was about five
thousand last Sunday, all of which pro
ves it pays to advertise, even if it does
require the service of a cyclone to make
the point strong.
It Reached the Spot.
Mr. E. Humphrey, who owns a large
general store at Omega, O., and is
president of the Adams County Tele
phone Co., as well as of the Home
Telephone Co., of Pike County, O.,
says of Dr. King's New Discovery: "It
saved may life once. At least I think
it did. It seemed to reach the spot
the very seat of my cough, when
everything else failed." Dr. King's
New Discovery not only reaches the
cough spot: it heals the sore spots and
the weak spots in throat, lungs and
chest. Sold under guarantee at F. G.
Fricke & Co., drug store. 50c. and $1.00.
Trial bottle free.
From tlie Leader-Echo.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Chris Dreamer, Tuesday, May 19.
Freddie Schick, who has been suffer
ing from pneumonia, is rapidly con
Otto Lau, who recently suriered a
severe fracture of one of his legs by a
horse falling on him, is doing nicely.
Miss Bessie DelesDernier came home
Saturday, having closed a successful
year of teaching school near Platts-
S. S. Johnson has been very low the
past week with heart trouble, and but
slight hopes for his recovery are enter
Henry Bischoff 's little boy, who has
been sick all winter with chronic pleu
risy, following pneumonia, was able to
come to town yesterday.
A six year old daughter of George
Nenstiel is quite sick with pneumonia.
This makes the fourth case of pneu
monia in Mr. Neustiel's family this
Mrs. Sarah DelesDernier fell down
the cellar steps Wednesday evening,
sustaining several severe bruises and
rupturing a blood vessel in one of her
Chas. F. Guthmann, of the Perkins
hotel at Plattsmouth, has the thanks of
a number of Elm wood friends for a 60
pound sack of cat fish sent out one day
last week. The "kitties" were still
a kicking when they reached here, and
those fortunate enough to get some of
then enjoyed a fine feast. Try it again,
Any mother who has had experience
with this distressing ailment will be
pleased to know that a cure may be
effected by applying Chamberlain's
Salve as soon as the child is done nurs
ng. Wipe it off with a soft cloth be
fore allowing the babe to nurse. Many
trained nurses use this salve with best
results. For sale by F. G. Fricke &
From tbe Ledger.
Miss Gertie Hoback departed on Fri
day for Percival, Iowa, to spend the
summer with relatives.
George Ray and family, of near Mur
ray, came down Tuesday to see Mrs.
Clinkinbeard who is seriously ill at the
Mrs. T. G.Barnum went on the Wed
nesday forenoon train to Lincoln to see
her sister, Mrs. Emma Wallace, who
has been dangeriously ill for sometime
and whose conditions was reported to
Mrs. Sarah Clinkinbeard, who is very
ill at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Myron Lynde, continues to grow weak
er, and there appears to be no chance
for her recovery, her death being ex
pected at any time.
The incubator at L. R. Upton's store
commenced turning out its grist of
chickens yesterday morning, and ic has
been an interesting exhibition for those
who had never seen "handmade"chick
ens ground out of a big wooden box.
AVegc table Preparation Ibr As
similating the food and Reg ula
ling the S tamadis andDowels of
ness and Kest.Contalns neither
OpiutnjMc rphinc nor Mineral.
MxJtnnm 16 i
A Dcrfect Remedy for Constipa
tion. Sour S tomah.Diarrhoea,
Worms .Convulsions Jevensrt
ocss and Loss of Sleep.
Facsimile Signature of
Bft mi. mis iflP
EXACT COPT OT WBAPFEB.
(From the Register.)
Vincent Nelson has been very ill for
the last week. He has had several bad
attacks of heart trouble.
Rev. Maxfield, of Louisville is report
ed to be in a very critical condition and
that he is not expected to recover.
Business is rushing at both quarries
and the boarding houses are filled.
John Brunson reports that they have
fifty boarders at the east quarry.
George W. McReynolds came into
our office Saturday, bringing with him
evidences of plenty of apricots and
peaches. Lew Young says that he
will have quite a nice crop of all kinds
Abraham Rupley. the boss tinner,
from Upton's Emporium at Union, was
in Nehawka Monday. He reports
Duncan, his famous cat, enjoying spar
row liver every mon.ing for break
fast. Professor Thomas closed his school
in the Conrad district last Friday ard
left for home in Louisville Saturday
morning. Prof. Thomas has given ex
cellent satisfaction and his services
have been contracted for the coming
We place the name of Andrew J.
Pittman in the "Honorable Mention
Column" this week. He is making his
public spirit manifest in putting
cement sidevzalks around his place.
That is what it takes to make town
public spirit that is all wool and a yard
wide the "shoddy" can never do much
Lewis Curtiss now has his barber
shop in very neat condition, Gabe
Austin and Gao. Saxon doing the paint
ing and papering. He has also arrang
ed a nice department for ladies' sham
pooing and hair dressing, a very neat
A marriage license was issued in Om
aha a few days ago to Josef Gziwielucha
and Miss Wladyslawa Jozwaik. Won't
it be great fun to hear Judge Foster or
one of our ministers tackle that pair oj
names in the marriage ceremony?
Mrs. Milly Curtiss was called to Lin
coin on Sunday by a message inform
ing her of the serious illness of her
daughter, Mary who is making her
home in that city. The latest report
is that the young lady is improving and
out of danger.
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FINNIC STANLEY, Plattsmouth, Nebraska
Tor Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
Notice to Creditors.
State of Nebraska. '
County of Cass, f I n County Court.
In tlie matter of the est ate of Margaret A. Pat
Notice Is hereby irlven that the creditors of
said deceased will meet the adniinist ratrlx,
Mae Patterson, of said estate lie fore me. coun
ty judtre of Cass county. Nebraska, at th
county court room in Plattsmouth. in said
county.on thc2nili day of June. VMS. and on tlie
lit It day of I icccmlier.l'.Nis, at ten o'clock. a. tn..
of each day. for the imrjiosc of present intr
theirclalms for examination, adjustment end
Six months ate allowed for the creditors of
of said deceased to ptesent their claims, and
one year for the administratrix to settle said
estate, front the -Jitli of May. Jim.
W itness my hand and seal of said County
Court at Plattsmouth. Nebraska, this aiili day
of May, p.tus. A LLKN J. HKKSi N.
(ska I.. Coiiiny.ludtre.
Ramsey & Ramsey, Attorney for Estate.
NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
State or Nebiiaska, , ,.
County of Cass. fs In County Court.
In the matter of the estate of Rcnjarnin Ran
All persons interested in the above estate
are hereby notified that on May SMli. IWix. at
10 o'clock a. in. of said day, a hearlntr will In
had uiwn the final account and iwtition for
final settlement and distribution of the estate
Henjamin Ranard. deceased, at the county
court room at Plattsmouth, In Cass county,
Nebraska, and which time said final account
will lie examined and adjusted and tlie final
decree of distribution will be entered, and al
lowance mai'e for the fees of the administra
tor and his attorney, that all objections must
be tiled by said time.
Witness my hand and seal of said couit this
Jit h day of May, IMt'K
Hy the Court. AIXEN.I. HF.ESON.
skai-I County .1 ufijfe.
Oy virtu re of an order of sale. i-ucd by
- .lames Robertson. clerK of the district
court, within anil for Csiss county, Nebraska,
and to me diiected, i will on the
24th Day of June, A. D., 1908,
at 11 o'clock a. m., of said day at tlie south
I. door of the cou. thou..-, in said county, sell ot
public auction to the highest bidder for ca-.li
the following real est ate, to-wit: The north
i half of the northeast (n1 of the nt'U') iuai1er,
i of section thirty-three CCD In township twelve
j (li), rant'e nine(lt). east of the 01 1 1 P. M.. in
I Cass county. Nebraska.
The same beintr levied upon and taken as tins
projierty of W alter A. Lausrlibu. administra
tor of tlie estate of Reulien A. Cliapin. deceas
ed. Ira Cliapin. Kdward Cliapin. .lesse (
Ciiapin. Tacie I.aut-'lilin. nee Cliapin: Kate
Heeler, nee Cliapin: May E. Chapiu. Florence
i. Chapin, Roy M. Cliapin, and Walter A.
Lau.'hlin, guardian of May K. Chapin, Floience
R. Chapin. Itoy M. Cliapin and Allien I). Wel
ton. are defendants to satisfy a judgment of
said court recovered by Oscar W. Lautrhlin,
plaintiff, against said defendants.
C. I. QriNTON.
Sheriff Cass county. Nebraska.
Piattsmouth, Neb.. MaylUth.
Nunber Thirteen Lucky
Many people are of the opinion that
number thirteen was an ill-tarred
number, and have fought shy of that
combination, but such does not seem
to be the case in the raffling off of a
piece of battenberg work by Miss Alma
Speck, for thirteen took the article.
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