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"Don't Sty 'Mutt Not' to Me, If You
He took out Ms pocket-bock and J
read me this paragraph from a news-1
And the ui one million dollars herein
before specifically provided for shall, aft
er the lapse of toil years. b divided be
.ween my aaid sons Henry and Arthur
Holbrook. share and share alike; but If
either of my said sons shall have been
touched by dishonor through his own
act. as honor Is accounted, reckoned and
valued among men. my said daughter Ta
trlcla to be the sole Judge thereof, then
he snail forfeit his share of said amount
thus withheld, and the whole of said sum
of one million dollars shall be adjudged
to belong to the other son.
Gillespie lighted a cigarette and
smoked quietly for several minutes,
and when he spoke It wag with deep
"I love that girl, Donovan. I be
lieve she cares for me, or would If she
could get out of all these entangle
ments. I'm almost ready to burn that
packet and tell Miss Pat she's got to
settle with Henry and be done with It
Let him spend his money and die In
disgrace and go to the devil; anything
is better than all this secrecy and mys
tery that enmeshes Helen. I'm going
to end it; I'm going to end It!"
We had gone to the library, and he
threw himself down In the chair from
which she had spoken of him so short
a time before that I seemed still to
feel her presence in the room.
"Cheer up,-lad! If we can't untie
the knot we'll lose no time cutting the
string. There may be some fun in
this business before we get through
I began telling him of some of my
own experiences, ana won him to a
sheerler mood. When we came round
to the Holbrooks again his depression
had passed, and we were on the best
"But there's one thing we can't get
away from, Donovan. I've got to pro
tect Helen; don't you see? I've got to
take care of her, whatever comes."
"But you can't take care of her fa
ther. He's hopeless."
"I could elve him this money my
self, couldn't I? I can do It, and I've
about concluded that I ought to do it."
"But that would be a waste. It
would be like giving whisky to a
drunkard. Money has been at the bot
tom of all this trouble-"
common on the list, and there were
threo governors; a bishop wro'.o to
propose a brother bishop, of whose
merits he spoke In the warmest terms.
Many newspapers declared that the
fcoclety filled a long-felt want. 1 re
ceived Invitations to speak on the
uses and benefits of the order from
many learned bodies. The thing began
to bore me, and when my official sta
tionery wag exhausted I Issued a fare
well address to my troops and dis
solved the society. But It's a great
gratification to me, my dear Donovan,
that we quit with a waiting list."
"There are times. Buttons, when you
cease to) divert me. I'm likely to be
very busy for a few days. Just what
can I do for you this afternoon?"
"Look here, old man, you're not
"No; Fm rarely angry; but I'm often
Then your brutal Insinuation shall
not go unrewarded. Let me proceed.
But first, how are your ribs?"
"Sore and a trifle stiff, but I'm com
, "As I understand matters, Irishman,
there Is no real difference between you
and me except lu the matter of a cer
tain lady. Otherwise we might com
bine our forces in the Interest of these
"You are quite right. Tou came
here to say something; go on and be
done with it-
He deftly covered another biscuit
with the cheese, of whose antiquity he
"I say, Donovan, between old sol
dier friends, what were you doing up
there on the creek last night?"
"Studying the landscape effects by
fctarllght. It's a habit of mine. Your
own presence there might need ac
counting for, if you don't mind."
"I will be square about It. I met
Helen quite accidentally as I left this
house, and she wanted to see her fa
ther. I took her over there, and we
found Henry. He was up to some
mischief you may know what it was.
Something had gone wrong with htm,
and he was in all kinds of a bad hu
mor. Unfortunately, you got the bene
fit of some of it."
"I will supply you a link In the
night's affairs. Henry had been to see
his brother Arthur.
Gillespie's face fell, and I saw that
he was greatly surprised.
"Humph! Helen didn't tell me that."
"The reason Henry came here was
to look for his brother. That's how he
reached this place ahead of Miss Pat
and Helen. And I hare learned some-
Gillespie threw up his hands with
gesture of helplessness.
"I shall undoubtedly lose such wits
as I have if we don't get somewhere
In this business pretty soon. But,
Donovan, there's something I want to
ask you. I don't like to speak of It,
but when we were coming away from
that Infernal island, after our scrap
with the dago, there were two people
walking on the bluff a man and a
woman, and the woman was' nearest
us. She seemed to be purposely put
ting herself In the man's way bo we
couldn't sea him. It didn't seem pos
ible that Helen could be there but?"
He clearly wished to be assured,
and I answered at once:
"I saw them; It couldn't have been
Helen. It was merely a similarity of
figure. I couldn't distinguish her face
at all. Very likely they were Port An-
"I thought so myself," he replied,
evidently relieved. It did not seem
necessary to tell him of Rosalind at
Red Gate; that was my secret, and I
was not yet ready to share It
. "I've got to talk to somebody, and
I want to tell you something, Donovan.
I can't deny that there are times when
Helen doesn't seem well, all that I
have thought her at other times.
Sometimes she seems selfish and hard,
and all that. And I know she hasn't
treated Miss Pat right; It Isn't square
for her to take Miss Pat's bounty and
then work against her. But I make
"Of course," I acquiesced, wishing
to cheer him. "So do I. She has been
hard put in this business. And a man's
loe can't always be at par or a worn
an's eltherl The only thing a man
ought to exact of the woman he mar
rles is that she put up a cheerful
breakfast-Lapla. lse coun,s
very much. Start the day right, hand
him his gloves and a kind word at the
front door as he sallies forth to the
day's battle, and constancy and devo
tion will be her reward. I have spoken
words of wisdom. Harken. O Chief
Button-Maker of the World!"
Good humor mastered him again,
and he grinned his delightful boyish
"I'll tell you what I'll do for you, my
lad." I said. "I'll arrange, for you to
see Helen to-night! You shall meet
and talk and dance with her at Port
Annandale casino, In the moBt conven
tlanal way In the world, with me for
chaperon. By reason of being Mr.
Glenarm's guest here, I'm ex oCcIo a
member of the club. I'll manage
Asatha's that nitt The aics
came unexpectedly a line on one of
those quaint visiting cards of hers,
brought by the gardener; and when I
had penned my acceptance I at once
sent the following message by IJlma
to the boat-maker's house at Red
To Rosalind at Red Gate: It Is Im
portant for you to appear with me at the
Port Annand.tle casino to-nlj;ht, and to
ivt Hef5id Qtif.i there. He 19
pledged to refer In no way to family af
fairs. If he should attempt to, you need
only remind hlin of his promise. He will
Imagine that you are some one else, so
pleane be careful not to tux his imagina
tion too far. There Is much at stake
which I will explain later. You are to re
fuse nothing that he may offer you. I
shall come Into the creek with the launch
and rail for you at Red Gale.
THE IRISHMAN AT UL.ENARM.
"The casino dances are very informal
A plain white gown and a few ribbons.
But don't omit your emerald.
I was not sure where this project
would lead me, but I committed myself
to It wlih a fair conscience. I reached
St. Agatha's Just as dinner was an
nounced and we wont out at once to
the small dining room used by the sis
ter in charge during vacation, where I
faced Miss Pat, with Helen on one
hand and Sister Margaret on the oth
er. They were all In good humor, even
Sister Margaret proving less austere
than usual, and It Is not tod much to
say that we were a merry party. Helen
led me with a particular Intention to
talk of Irish affairs, and avowed her
own unbelief In the capacity of the
Irish for self government.
"Now. Helen!" admonished Miss
Pat, as our debate waxed warm.
Oh. do not snare me! I could not
be shot to pieces In a better cause!"
"The trouble with you people," de
clared Helen with finality, "is that
you have no staying qualities. The
smashing of a few hca'ls occasionally
satisfies your Islsmleis, then down go
the necks beneath the yoke. You are
Incapable of prolonged war. Now, even
the Cubans did better; you must admit
that, Mr. Donovan!"
She met my eyes with a challenge,
There was no question aa to the anl
mus of the discussion; she wished me
to understand that there was war be
tween us, and that with no great .faith
In my wit or powers of endurance she
was setting herself confidently to the
(From the Keglater.)
Joseph Malcolm of Talmage has
purchased the mill at that place and
will have full charge from this time
George Harshman Jr.. has located
his sawmill at Fred Nutzruan's and
is sawing up a large amount of native
lumber. He U turning cut seme
very fine lumber.
William Stockham and daughter
Alice went to Nebraska City Monday
to consult an occulist in regard to the
latter's eyes, which have bothered
bimer t'nupot has been having a
seige of whooping cough In his fam
ily all the children suffering from
the distressing disease. We are In
formed that the two youngest child
ren are In a very precarious coudt
Mrs. John Sharpe was here the
first of the week on a visit to her
parents Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Gruber
who have been suffering from a very
severe case of lagrlppe. They were
some better Tuesday and she return
ed to her home in Nebraska City
John Lopp, a brother of Henry
Lopp, who hails from the original
Hoop Pole township, Pumpkin pre
clnct, Posey county, Indiana. Is here
on a visit and is showing Henry how
to grub out stumps by the aid of dy
namite. He likes it here first rate
and will probably remain for some
A couple of drlunks from near
Murray blew Into Nehawka Sunday
morning and finding their way to
the Masonic Hall committed depreda
tions that ought to land them In the
county bastlle. They left on the
early morning passenger, but Mr.
Clark whose rest they disturbed has
a souvenir in the shape of a grip and
a bottle labeled Guggenhelmer booze.
Thomas Stratton, aged fifty-five
years died near Weeping Water on
Saturday and was burled Sunday
afternoon. He Is survived by eight
Rain Coats of Ours
arc being appreciated. They
look "twenty dollarish."
You'll appreciate our calling
your attention to them when you
know how good they are. They
have broad well-padded shoulders,
52 inch length and full sweep and
drape loosely from the yoke. Well
tailored throughout and made
from the new shades in tweeds
and worsteds. Also a fine black
These coats are well worth their
cost on one stormy night in sav
ing to your good clothes. Call in
and look at them.
Copymto I TO
C. E, IVescott's Sons
"Where Quality Counts."
and are Mrs. Carl Larson and Mrs.
Bronson, both of this place. Mr.
Stratton kept the hoarding house at
the stone quarry one and a half miles
from Weeping Water. Rev. H. W.
Cope conducted the services at the
thing-It makes no difference how, but j 'nrthlng. Miss Pat shall know noth
It was not from the ladles at St. Aga
tha's I learned last night that the
key of this whole situation Is In your
own hands, Gillespie. Your father was
swindled by the Holbrooks; which
He was at one sane and serious,
and replied, soberly:
"I never doubted that It was Arthur.
It he wasn't guilty, why did he run
away? It was a queer business, and.
father never mentioned It. Henry gave
out the Impression that my father had
taken advantage of Holbrook Brothers
and forced their failure; but father
shut up and never told me anything."
"But you have the notes"
"Yes, but I'm not to open them, yet.
I can't tell you about thut now." He
grew red and played with his cravat.
"Where are they?" I asked.
"I've Just had them sent to me;
they're In the bank at AnnandHle.
There's another thing you may not
know. Old ninn Holbrook, who lived
to be older than the hills, left a pro
vision In his will that adds to the com
Plications. Miss Pat may have men
tioned that stuff In her fathora will
about the honor of the brothers"
"She Just mentioned It Please tell
me. what you know of It"
lng all on one condition only
"Well, name your price."
"That you shall not mention family
affairs to her at all."
"God knows I shall be delighted to
escape them!" His eyes brightened
and he clapped his hands together. "I
owe her a pair of gloves on an old
wager. I have them In the village and
will bring them over to-night," he said;
but deception was not an easy game
for him. I grinned and he colored
"It's not money, Donovan," he said,
as hurt as a misjudged child. "I won't
lie to you. I was to meet her at St.
Agatha's pier to night to give her the
"You shall have your opportunity,
but those meetings on piers won't do.
I will hand her over to you at the
casino at nine o'clock. I suppose I
may have a dance or two?
"1 suppose so," he said, so grudging
ly that I lauded aloud.
"Hemember the compact; try to
have a good tlmo and don't talk of
troublo," I enjoined, as we parted.
business of defeating my purpose. And children. Two dauehtera a married
i must coniess tnat i liked it in hen
"If we had you for an advocate our
flag would undoubtedly ml the seas,
Miss Holbrook! V
"I dip my colora,", she replied, "only
to the long-enduring; not to the valiant
"A lady of high renown," I mused
aloud, while Miss Pat poured the cof-
feet, " a lady of your own name, was
once more or less responsible for a lit
tle affair that lasted ten years about
the walls of a six-gated city."
VI wasn't named for her! No sugar
tonight, please, Aunt Pat!"
I stood with her presently by an
open. window of the parlor, looking out
upon the night. Sister Margaret had
vanished about her household duties;
Miss Pat had taken up a book with the
rather obvious Intention of leaving ua
to ourselves. " I expected to start at
eight for my rendezvous at Red Gate,
and my ear waa alert to the chiming
of the chapel clock. The gardener had
begun his evening rounds, and paused
In the walk beneath us.
"Don't you think.", asked Helen,
that the guard is rather ridiculous?"
"Yes, but It pleases my medieval In
stincts to Imagine that you need de
fenders. In the absence of a moat the
gardener combines In himself all the
apparatus of defense. IJlma Is his
"And you, I suppose, the grand strat
egist and field marshal."
"At least that!"
"After this morning I never ex
pected to ask a favor of you; but If, In
my humblest tone "
"Certainly. Anything within reason."
"I want you to take me to the
casino to-night to the dance. I'm tired
of being cooped up here. I want to
hear music and see new faces."
"Do pardon me for not having
thought of it before! They dance over
there every Wednesday and Saturday
night. I'm sorry that to-night I have
an engagement, but won't you allow
me on Saturday?"
She waa resting her arms on the
high sill, gazing out upon the lake. I
stood near, watching her, and as she
sighed deeply my heart ached for her;
but In a moment she turned her head
swiftly with mischief laughing In her
"You have really refused! You have
positively declined! You plead anoth
er engagement! This Is a place where
one's engagements are burdensome."
"This one happens to be Important"
She turned round with her back to
"We are eternal foes; we are fight
ing It out to a finish; and It ts bettor
that way. But, Mr. Donovan, I haven't
played all my cards yet."
"I look upon you as a resourceful
person and I shall be prepared for the
worst. Shall we say Saturday night
for the dance?"
"No!" she exclaimed, tossing her
head, "And let me have the satisfac
tion of telling you that I could not
have gone with you tonight, anyhow.
I found IJlma ready with th launch
at Glenarm pier, and, after a swift
flight to the Tippecanoe, knocked at
the door of Red Gate. Arthur Hol
brook admitted me, and led the way
from the Courier.
It Is reported .tha Murdock will be
dry on account of not having enough
signers on the petition. "
George Waldron, expects to move
to Knife River, , Minn., next week
where he and his family will make
their future home.
Miss Ida Schoeman Is here this
week -from Springfield, being called
to attend her sister, Mrs. Wm. Hoover
who is quite sick.
Rev. Randall's lecture on "Foreign
Missions" at the M. E. church Thurs
day evening was a masterly effort
and greatly enjoyed by a fair sized
C. W. Spence has purchased the
building of J. L. Hartshorn in which
John Burns has conducted a restaur
ant for the past year and expects
to open up a saloon In it.
W, E. Gees waa made to rejoice
this week by receiving a check for
$184.40 back pension and the grant
lng of 12 per month hereafter. Mr
Gess Is certainly deserving of this and
It Is a great help to him In his pre
sent physical condition.
Fred Boedeker Is here from Wausa
thlH week visiting relatives and
friends. Mr. Boedeker Is now con
ducting a meat market In Wausa, and
Is doing a lucrative business. Louis
vllle is Fred's old home town and he
says he can not get along without
the Courier, so he renewed for an
A fellow named Rlchnrdson and
one of our town girls, Dot Bender,
were arrested Wednesday night for
breaking Into the school house, via
the. new fire escape. They will bo
given a hearing tonight, Friday, be.
fore Judge WooJ. The school board
Is endeavoring to break up this prowl
lng around the school house at night
by people who should bo at home and
In bed. . .
Accepts New Position.
Ed. Rynott who has been driving
tbe Gerlng medicine wagon through
the county for some time past, de
parted this morning for Omaha where
hj goes to take a position with the
Goodrich Drug Company as district
manager of their feed department.
This Is a handsome advance for Mr.
Rynott and one which he appreciates.
It is the reward of good service and
duties weir performed. He will con
tinue to make his home In this city
reaching here once a week at least.
Mr. Goring waa sorry to lose his
services but Mr. Rynott believed the
opportunity a good one and a dis
tinct advance and bo acted upon it.
His place on the Gerlng wagon will
be taken by John Beeson, Mr. Rynott
returning to instruct him in thn work
for several days. In his new posi
tion Mr. Rynott carries the best wishes
of a host of friends who hope to see
him climb to the top of the ladder
before he stops.
Draws the New Jury.
Carl Kunsman this noon was a pas
senger on. the mall train for Omaha
from which point he expects to send
his wife to Dcs Moines, la. He re
ceived a telegram from his son Ed.
at Defl Moines, apprising him of the
dangerous illness of the latter's
Ifo, Dorothy, and' asking that
Mrs. Kunsman or Mrs. Carmack
come at once. The former lady Is
visiting with Mrs. Carmack at Oma
ha today, Mr. Kunsman departed for
her and will send her to Des Moines
Clerk Robertson and Cheriff Quln
ton have completed the drawing of
the jury for the May trm of court.
The following are the fortunate (?)
gentlemen selected to serve 'their '
country: E. F. Marshall, ' Weeping
Water; James Turkt Elm wood; O. C.
Dovey,' Plattsmouth; John Bajeck,
Plattsmouth; Max Straub, Avoca;
Wm. A. Cleghorn, Louisville; D. A.
Miller, Weeping Water; S. R. James,
Elmwood;'Gco W. Snyder, Platts
mouth; John Edmunds, Murray;
Chas. Gerlach, Manley; L. D. Mulken,
sr., Elm wood; Lyman Janies, Green
wood; Geo. Barton, 'Union', Wesley
Davis, Weeping Water; J. R. Noyes
Louisville; Q. . K. Parmele, Platts
mouth; Geo. Horn, Cedar Creek;
Matt' Jorousek, Plattsmouth J. W.
Rudge, Avoca; - Wm. Pankonln
Louisville; Geo. Cook, Alvo; John
ColbertWeeping Water; Wm. Stark
' The only new case filed with Dis
trict viotk Kooertson was in a par
tition case In the matter of the estat
of Talltha Walling. The case Is on
brought to partition the land left by
the deceased among the several heirs
to the estate. D. O. Dwyer of this
city and Burkett, Wilson & Brown
of Lincoln appear for the petitioners.
Mr. l'licke Is Much Better.
The condition of F. 0. Fiicke Is re
ported today as being some better
than yesterday, he being able to
sleep last night In fairly good shape.
It Is not believed that he Is Injured
Internally and tho belief Ih that he
will be able to soon be out nnd about.
Ills many friends In the city trust
that this Information Is true and that
he will soon be able to be back at
the store and meet his host of
Small liONM by Fire.
An alarm of fire last evening at
15 took the department to the
north part of the city where the house.
of Jake Miller was on fire. The fire
had caught from a defective flue and
the result of the flames was a small
Iohs on the roof. The shingles were
burned away along the comb of the
roof for some distance but no very
great damage resulted. The fire was
extinguished before the arrival of;
tho department and the loss Is nom
Innl amounting to a few dollars.
W. Glen Boedeker of Murray came
up last evening on the M. P. and
Bpent the evening In the city, return
ing on the late train.
A Blue Cloak and a 8crlet.
Miss Po.t asked, .me t.o dine at
to the room where, as his captive, I
had first talked with him.
"We have met before," he said, smil
ing. "I thought you were an enemy at
that time. Now I believe I may count
you a friend." .
"Yes; I should like to prove myself
your Irlend, Mr. Holbrook."
"Thank you." he said, simply; and
we shook hands. "You have taken an
Interest In my nffalrs, so my daughter
tells me. She Is very dear to me
Official Vote of Plattsmouth
Sustains Badly Cut Hand.
J. C. Coleman yesterday sustained
a very severe Injury to hla left hand
while engaged In work on the new
building of the Pnrmele garage on
North Sixth street. He was engaged
In putting In a glass In a transom
In the building, the glass slipped and
In catching It Mr. Coleman threw out
his left hand which clutched the glass
causing It to break and cut the palm
of the hnnd severely. The Injury
while not dangerous Is bad enough
to keep him from his work for several
Mrs. Frank Schlater was a pftssen
ger on the fast mull yesterday nnnn
for Omaha where she will spend
the afternoon with Mrs. Wm. Os
senkop nt the hospital. Mrs. Os
senknp It Is plensnnt to say, Is now
progressing toward recovery very fav
orably and will soon be In shape
where she can be brought home.
Snttler, dem 67
Cummins, clt-rep 71
Frlcke, dem 130
Elster. dem 59
Itlchey, clt-rep 71
Archer, dem 130
A. L. Tldd
Council men -
Dovey, dem-rcp 110
l)wyi;r (Iciu 72
Falter, cit-rep 69
Hchulliof, dem -
Parker, .clt-ropi . . .
Ruzner, dem . ,v '
' School Board
!orcnr., dem . .' 4 3
IlallHtrom, dem ...... 40
Dovey, clt-rep 97
Marshall, clt-rep 91
1G0 146 92 70 515 194
81 92 42 33 319 ....
213 209 127 98 777 777
141 133 94 69 496 165
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208 209 126 100 773 771
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116 120 8t 67 424
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