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tears flashed Into Miss Pat's eyes as
ehe confronted me in the woodland
"Oh, no! It's not so bad as that!" I
"I tell you she has no soul! You
will find it out to your cost. She Is
made for nothing but mischief In this
"I am your humble servant, Miss
"Then," she began, doubtfully, and
meeting my eyes with careful scrutiny,
"I am going to ask you to do one thing
more for me, that we may settle all
this disagreeable affair. I am going to
pay Henry his money; but before I do
so I must find my brother Arthur, if
he is still alive. That may have some
She looked at me as though for ap
proval; then weut on:
"I have been thinking of all these
matters carefully since I came hero
Henry has forfeited his right to
further Inheritance by his con
temptlble, cowardly treatment of me;
tut I am willing to forgive all that he
has done. He was greatly provoked;
It would not be fair for me to hold
those things against him. As between
him and Arthur; as between him and
. Her gaze lay across the twinkling
lake, and her voice was tremulous.
She spoke softly as though to herself,
find I caught phrases of the paragraph
of her father's will that Gillespie had
Tead to me: "Dishonor as It Is known,
accounted and reckoned among men;
and she bowed her head and on the
veranda rail a moment; then she rose
suddenly and smiled bravely through
"Why cant you find Arthur for met
Ah, if you could only find him there
night ho peace between us all; for I
am very old, Larry. Age without
peace Is like life without hope. I
cannot believe that Arthur is dead. I
must see him again. Larry, If he Is
alive find him and tell him to come
"Yes," I said; "I know where he is!"
She started in amazement and, com
Ing close, her hands closed upon my
"It can't be possible! You know
where ae Is and you will bring him
She was pitifully eager and the tears
were bright In her eyes.
"Be assared of it. Miss Holbrook. He
is near by and well; but you must not
trouble abont him or about anything.
And now I am going to take you home
Come! There is much to do, and 1
must be off. But you will keep a good
heart; you are near the end of your
She was quite herself again when
we reach St. Agatha's, but at the door
the detained ma a moment
"I like you, Larry!" she said, taking
my hand; and my awn mother had not
given me sweeter benediction. "1
never intended that Helen should play
with you. She may serve me as
likes, bat I dont want her to sings
your wings, Larry."
"I have been shot at In three lan
guages, and half drowned in others
and rewards have been offered for me
Do you think I'm going down before
mere matter of beaux yeuz! Thin
better of me than that!"
"But she is treacherous; she will de
liver you to the Philistines without
losing a heart beat."
"She could, Miss Patricia, but she
"She has every Intention of marry
ing Gillespie; he's the richest man she
"I swear to you that she shall not
"She would do It to annoy me If for
I took both her hands they were
like rose-leaves, those dear slightly
"Now, Miss Pat I'm going to call
you Miss Pat because we're such old
friends, and we're Just contemporaries,
anyhow now, Miss Pat, Helen is not
half so wicked as she thinks she Is.
Gillespie and I are on the b.'st ol
terms. He's a thoroughly good fellow
and not halt the fool he looks. And
he will never marry Helen!"
"I should like to know what's going
to prevent hvr from marrying him!"
she demanded as I stepped back and
turned to go.
"Oh, I am, if you must know! I
have every Intention of mnrrylng her
I ran away from the protest that
was faltering upon her lips, and strode
through the garden. I had just
reached Glenarm gate on my way back
to the boathouse when a woman's
voice called softly and 8lster Marga
ret hurried round a turn of the garden
There was anxiety In the voire, and
mora anxious still was Sister Marga
ret's face aa she rame toward me hi
k ..u v.. v...... i..m(i
.kneel before her. She had evldentlv
been watching for me, and drew back
from the gate into a quiet recess o'
the garden. Her usual repose was
gone and her face, under Its white
coif, showed plainly her distress.
"I have bad news Miss Helen has
gone! I'm afraid amuething has hap
pened to her."
"She can't have gone far. Sister
Margaret. When did you miss her?"
I asked, quietly; but I confess that I
was badly shaken. My confident talk
about the girl with Miss Pat but a
moment before echoed Ironically In
"She did not come down for break
fast with her aunt or me, but I thought
nothing of It, as I have urged both of
them to breakfast upstairs. Miss Pa
tricia went out for a walk. An hour
ago I tried Helen's door and found It
unlocked and her room empty. When
or how she left I don't know. She
seems to have taken nothing wlia
Can you tell a He, Sister Mar
She stared at me with so shocked an
air that I laughed. "A He in a good
cause, I mean? Miss Pat must not
know that her niece has gone If she
has gone! She has probably taken
one of the canoes for a morning pad
die; or, we will assume that she has
borrowed one of the Glenarm horses.
as she has every right to do, for a
morning gallop, and that she has lost
her way or gone farther than she In
tended. There are a thousand expla
"But they hardly touch the fact that
she was gone all night; or that a
strange man brought a note addressed
in Helen's handwriting to her aunt
only an hour ago."
"Kidnaped!" and I laughed aloud
as the meaning of her disappearance
flashed upon me!
I don't like your way of treating
this matter!" said Sister Margaret lei
ly. "The girl may die before she can
be brought back."
"No, she won't my word for It, Sis
ter Margaret. Please give me the
"But it Is not for you!"
"Oh. yes, it is! You wouldn't have
Miss Pat subjected to the shock of a
demand for ransom. Worse than that.
Miss Pat has little enough faith In
Helen as it Is; and such a more, as
this would be final. This kidnaping Is
partly designed as a punishment for
me, and I propose to take care of It
without letting Ml 3 Pat know. She
shall never know!"
Sister Margaret, only half convinced,
drew an envelope from her girdle and
gave it to me doubtfully. I glanced
at the superscription and then tore it
across, repeating the process until it
was a mass of tiny particles, which I
poured into Sister Margaret's hands.
"Burn them! Now Miss Pat will un
doubtedly ask for her niece at once.
I suggest that you take care that she
Is not distressed by Helen's absence.
ir it is necessary to reward your
house maid for her discretion " I said
"Oh, I disarranged Helen's bed so
that the maid wouldn't know!" and
Sister Margaret blushed.
"Splendid! I can teach you nothing,
3Ister Margaret! Please help me this
.much further: get one of Miss Helen's
dresses that blue one she -plays ten
nls In, perhaps and put it in a bag
of some kind and give It to my Jap
when he calls for It in ten minutes.
Now listen to me carefully. Sister Mar
garet; I shall meet you here at 12
o'clock with a girl who shall be, to all
Intents and purposes, Helen Holbrook.
In fact, she will be some one else. Now
I expect you to carry off the situation
through luncheon and until nightfall,
when I expect to bring Helen the
real Helen back here. Meanwhile,
tell Miss Pat anything you like, quot
Ing me! Good by!"
I left her abruptly and was running
toward Glenarm House to rouse IJIma,
when I bumped Into Gillespie, who had
oeen told at i. . i
somewhere In the g.v u'!3.
"What's doing, Irishman?" h (.
"Nothing, Buttons; I'm just excrcla
His white flannels were as fresh as
the morning, and he wore a little bluo
cap perched saucily on the aide ot his
"I was pondering," he began, "the
futility of man's effort to be helpful
toward his fellows."
He leaned upon his stick and eyed
me with solemn vacuity
"I suppose I'll have to hear it; go
"I was always told in my youth that
when an opportunity to do good of
fered one should seize upon it at once.
No hesitation, no trifling! Only a few
years aeo I wandered Into a little
church In a hill town of Massachu
soils where I waited for the Boston
express. It was a beautiful Sunday
evening I shall never forget It!" he
sighed. "I am uncertain whether I
was led" thither by good impulse, or
only because the pews were more com
fortable than the benches at the rail
way station. I arrived early and an
usher Beated me up front near a win
dow and gave iue an armful of books
and a pamphlet on foreign missions
Other people began to come In pretty
soon; and then I heard a lot of gig
gling and a couple of church pillars
began chasing a stray dog up and
down the aisles. I was placing my
money on the taller pillar; he had the
best reach of leg. and, besides, the
other chap had side whiskers, which
are not good for sprinting they of
fer hist so much more resistance to
the wind. The unseemliness of the
thing offended my sense of propriety
The sound of the chase broke In harsh
ly upon my study of Congo missions,
After much pursuing the dog sought
refuge between my legs. I picked hlra
! no tenderly in my arms and dropped
j him. gentH, Donovan Btly, from the
window. Now wasnl ha( setting an
opportunity when you fouui it, so to
"No dubt of it at all. Hurry with
the rest of It. Buttons!"
"Well, that pup fell with a sicken
ing Veil) linGuu ayi&ut iuto tud
basement where the choir was vesting
tuelf. and hit a bishop actually
struck a young and promising bishop
who bad never done anything to me.
They got the constable and made a
horrible row, and besides paying for
the skylight I had to give the church a
new organ to square myself with the
bishop, who was a friend of mine in
Kentucky who once gave me a Up on
the Derby. Since then the very thought
of foreign missions makes me ill. I
always hear that dog It was the usual
village mongrel of evil ancestry
crashing through the skylight. Whafa
doing this morning. Irishman?".
I linked my arm In his and led U
way toward Glenarm House. There
was much to be done before I could
bring together the warring members
of the house of Holbrook, and Gillespie
could. I felt, be relied on In emer
gencies. He broke forth at once.
"I want to see her I've got to see
"Who Helen? Then you'll have to
wait a while, for she's gone for a pad
dle or a gallop, I'm not sure which,
and won't be back for a couple of
hours. But you have grown too dar
ing. Miss Pat Is still here, and you
can't expect me to arrange meetings
for you every day In the year.
"I've got to see her," he repeated,
and his tone was utterly joyless. "I
don't understand her, Donovan."
"Man Is not expected to understand
woman, my dear Buttons. At the ca
sino last night everything was as gay
as an octogenarian's birthday cake."
He stormed in the shadow of the
house and seized my arm.
"You told her something about me
last night. She was all right until you
took her away and talked with her at
the casino. On the way home she was
moody and queer a different girl al
together. You are not on the square;
you are playing on too many sides of
"You're in love, that's all. Thesa
suspicions and apprehensions are lead
ing symptoms. Up there at the casino,
wlth"the water washing beneath and
the stars overhead and. the band play
Ing waltzes, a spell was upon you both
Even a hardened old sinner like me
could feel It. I've had palpitations all
day! Cheer up! In your own happy
phrase, everything points to plus."
"I tell you she turned on me, and
that you are responsible for it!" and
he glared at me, angrily.
Now, Buttons! You're not going
to take that attitude toward me, after
all I have done for you! I really took
some trouble to arrange that little
meeting last night; and here you come
with sad eye and mournful voice and
"I tell you she was different. She
had never, been so kind to me as she
was there at the casino; but as we
came back she changed, and was
ready to fling me aside. I asked her
to leave this place and marry me to
day, and she only laughed at me!"
"Now, Buttons, you are letting your
imagination get the better of your
common sense. . If you're going to take
your lady's moods so hard you'd better
give up trying to understand the ways
of woman. It's wholly possible that
Helen was tired and didn't want to be
made love to. It seems to me that
you are singularly lacking in consider
atlon. But I can't talk to you all
morning; I have other things to do
but If you will find a eool corner ot
the house and look at picture-books
until I'm free I'll promise to ba best
man tor you when you're married; and
I predict your marriage before Christ
mas a happy union of the ancient
houses of Holbrook and Gillespie. Run
along like a good boy and don't let
Miss Pat catch sight of you."
"Do you keep a goat, a donkey or
. ." i-.e iiSlx-d. .
"T. j rc k kers
there'.; a (ioukiy in
a rrirrot. si
c:iu of the pus
"Cood. Are his powers of vocallxn
"First rate. I occasionally hear his
vesper hymn. He's In good voice."
"Then I may speak to him, soul to
soul, if I And that I bore myself.'
We climbed the steps to the cool
shadows of the terrace. As w stood
a moment looking out on the hike we
saw, far away toward the northern
shore, the Stiletto, that seemed just
to have slipped out from the lower
lake. The humor of the situation
pleased me; Helen was off there in
the sloop playing at being kidnaped to
harass her aunt Into coming to terms
with Henry Holbrook, and she was
doubtless rejoicing In the fact that she
had effected a combination of event
that would make her father's case ir
But there was no time to lose. I
made Gillespie comfortable Indoors
and sent IJIma to get the bag I had
asked for; and a few minutes later the
launch was skimming over the water
toward the canoe-maker's house at
The Rocket Signal.
Rosalind was cutting sweet peas In
the garden where they climbed high
upon a fllmy net, humming softly to
"A penny for your thoughts!" I
She snipped an Imaginary flower
from the air In my direction.
"Keep your money! I was not thin
Ing of you! You wear, sir, an Intent
commercial air; have you thread an
needles In your park?"
"It la oilalne,1 .that we. continue th
State of NeUiuHHH, Lii,.ij of Cans, i's.
In County Court:
In the mutter of the Kstate of John
TO ALL, PKItSO.VS INTHIt HSTKI):
lou are hereby notified Unit there
1H8 hoe n filed In thin court petition of
tiigetta AxniaKec, alleging among other
hlngs that said John I Axmuker de
parted thin life Interstate In Cass Conn
s'. iseiXHKKH, ana ai hhiu lime ax an
nnnhltntit of suid routitv. ImhvIiiit nn
estate to be administered.
The prayer of said petition Is that
.ettero of Adminlxtratlon be krimited to
You are further notified that a
hearing will be had on said petition
before thin court In the County Court
room at I'lattKinouth, In said Countv on
he Kin day or May, iu, at lu o clock
i. m. and ail objections if any. must tie
filed on or before Maid day and hour of
Witness my hand and the seal of the
County Court of xald County, tlila 21st
day of April, 1909.
vy me court,
Allen J. Beeson
OIIDKH TO SHOW CAISK.
In the District Court of Cass Countv.
In the Matter of the Estate of Telltha
This cause coming on to be heard on
the petition of V. K Hand, admlnlxtra-
tor or the estate of Telltha Walling,
deceased, to sell the real estate belong
ing to the xald estate, to-wlt:
The Southwest Quarter (S. W. 1-41 of
me moriiiwesi uuarter (N. W. 1-4) and
the Northwest Quarter (N. V. 1-4) of
the Southwest (S. V. 1-4 of Section
Twelve (12) Township Kleven (11).
Hange Klght (8), In Lancaster County,
Nebraska, subject to a mortgage there
on ot f ifteen Hundred Dollars (11500)
now due to pay the debts allowed
against said estate and costs of admin
Ixtratlnn, It Is ordered:
That all parties Interested In said
estate he and appear before the un
dersigned Judge of the District Court
of Cass County, Nebraska, at chambers
In the Court House at l'lnttsmnnth In
said Tass County, on the Twentv-
fourth day of May, 1909, to show cause,
if any. and why license should not he
granted to the said W. 10. Hand r
such administrator to sell the above
And It Is further ordered that this
order be publisher for four weeks In
the Plattsmouth Journal, a newspaper
published and of general circulation
In said Cass County, Nebraska.
In testimony whereof I have hereun
to set my hand this 12th day of April,
Harvey D. Travla.
Judge of the District Court.
Notlre of reiltlnn to Qalt Title.
Charles Haffke, Atty.
212 8. 14th Ht., Omaha.
In the District Court of Cass Countv.
Carl Wlltietm Haffke. Plaintiff, vs.
Jeremiah Keeliker, Administrator of
the estate of John P. Kinney, deceas
ed, and the unknown legatees heirs
and devisees of the said John P. Kin
ney, deceased, Defendants.
The above named defendants and
each of them will take notice that or.
the 24th day of February, 1909, the
above named plaintiff nied his petition
in me msirici ouri or l ass t ounty.
Nebraska against them and each nf
them, the object and prayer of which
Is to quiet title in said plaintiff aa
against said defendants, to the fol
lowing described real estate, to-wlt:
i.oi iwenty-uiree (23) in the North
Kast quarter (N. K. r.) of the North
West quarter (N. W. qr.) of Section
Nineteen (19) Township Twelve (12,
Hange Fourteen (14). Kast of the Sixth
Principal Meridian In the Cltyof I'latts
moiith. In the Countv of C HNS and
State of Nebraska, and to further en
join said defendants and each of them
from having or claiming any right, title
or Interest therein and for cost of suit.
"u ann eacn or you are required
to answer said petition on or before
May 24th, 1909. or the prayer of said
petition Will be taken irn. .
Judgment rendered accordingly against
juu ami eacn or you.
. j, . .. rrl w"tielm Haffke.
Dated April 6, 1909.
Atty. for Plaintiff
OTICK OF APPLICATION KOIl uq.
Notice Is hereby given to all per
sons Interested and to the public, that
the undersigned C. S. Triimble has filed
his petition and aniillcal im in .- .
'.'"V t,ie V"'K clerk of the village
or Kagle, Cass County, Nebraska, as
required by law. signed by a majority
or the resident freeholders of Kagle
setting forth that the applicant Is a
man or respectable character and stand
ing and a resident of the state of Ne-
nraxKa. and pravlng that a llcenxe be
Issued to the said C. 8. Trumble for the
sine or malt, spirltous and vinous liq
uors for the period of one year from
the date of the hearing of said applica
tion In a building on lote five (r.i ami
six t mock nineteen (II) In the vtl
luge or Kagle, Cass Countv. Nnlirnska
C. 8. Trumble.
JSOTK'K OF PPI.ICTI FOII l.l.
ii i.m r. ?:.
Matter of the application of flus K
Mhr for Liquor License.
Mitli-e Is hereby Klven that on the
um uny or April. 1909. (Ins K Mobr
filed his application with the Village
Clerk and the Hoard of Trustees nf the
inage or Avoca. Cuss County. Nel.rns
ka, for license to sell malt, splrltmix
niui villous nquors at pis place or bus.
Iness on west two-thirds nf lit R
MineK n, fronting on House Street In
ssmi yiunge, ror the nionlclpnl year
mim on inr ,irn nav or nisv. iin, an''
that he will anulv fur such license at
a meeting or the said board of trus
tees to bo held on nr after May 4. 1909
or as soon thereafter as he ran be
I s led t.u 1M dav of April, 1909
at Avoca, Nebraska.
Ous F. Mohr,
Mrs. John HorkstrnxHor and dnugh
ter Miss Hannah, are spending the
flay In Omaha being passengers for
that city on the esrly morning train.
This has always been headquarters for Shirts of
all kinds and still rema.ns so. We have every pood
kind of a Shirt from a 2 - year
who wears 20 inches neck size. We have them with
soft collar attached and without collars. With cuffs
attached and detached. Price 50c to $3.00. Eht
style and otherwise. You'll
THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE MANHATTAN
"Where Quality Counts."
A VERY IMPORT
In tho Mattor of J. H. Tcasdalo
Co. vs. Keckier of Hartley
Among the Important cases to be
decided by the supreme court at their
last Hitting was that of the Teaadale
Commission Co. vs, Keckier, a case
which went on appeal from this
county. The case which was won by
Keckier In the lower court was re
versed and remanded for a new
trial. Byron Clark appeared for the
Teasdale Company who secured the
reversal while Matthew Gerlng rep
resented the defendant Keckier. The
case Is regarded as a very Important
one especially affecting grain deal
dealers and their contracts, and has
attracted wide attention throughout
the state. It la tho only caso of the
kind the attorneys or the court have
been able to find and establishes a
new principle and application of the
law. It applies the law to these grain
cases In effect that they are taken
out of the statute of frauds by the
partial fulfillment of flie contract of
sale and further that ft Is necessary
for the dealer selling grain to the
commission company to take notice
any errors In the letter of confirma
tion of the company at the time and
not endeavor to take advantage of
any disagreement which may arise
between them over the terms of the
sale. This Is said to be the first
time this Issue has been brought to
square test between the commis
sion men and the grain dealers and
It resulted In a clear victory for the
former. Mr. Clark Is naturally much
pleased at his success In winning the
case. The syllabus of the case Is as
follows, It setting out the facts brief
ly and distinctly:
J. II. Teasdale Commission Co. vs.
Keckier. Appeal, Cass. Reversed
and remanded. Duffle, C. Commis
U R. Ousley, will take notice, that
on the nth day of April. l09. M.
Archer, a Justice of the Peace of Cass
County, Nebraska. Issued an order of
attachment for the sum of 15.N!i In
an action pending before him, wherein
Joseph Fetxer Is plaintiff, and L. K.
Ousley Is defendant, that property of
the defendant, consisting of money has
neen aiiacnea unner said order, m i
DIG REDUCTION ON
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Within the last sixty days we have made some
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have the largest line ol Bath Tubs, Closets, Lavatories
and Sinks ever shewn in Plattstnouth at remarkable
reduction in price:
Bath Tubs, white enameled $15.00 and Dp
Lavatories, ' .... 6.75 and Up
One-Piece, white enameled Sink
and back 9.75 and Up
Low-Down Closets.... 14.50 and Up
18x30 Hat rim Sinks, white enam
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We can also make Kewaunee Air Pressure Water
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from us. as we have six styles of tubs, six styles of
lavatories and three styles of closets in stock and on
- old boys waist to a man
find the Shirt ou want
1. The defendant, a resident of
Manley, sold ten thousand bushels of
corn to the plaintiff, the sale being
made through a broker residing la
Omaha, communnicatlon being mad
between them by telephone. On th
next day the broker wrote the de
fendant stating the terms of the sale,
and that confirmation thereof would,
be received by the defendant from
the plaintiff. Plaintiff wrote the de
fendant from St. Louis, where It was
located and where the corn was to be
delivered, confirming the sale and
stating fully the terms thereof. ThU
letter was headed In bold type as fol
lows: "Report Immediately, anv Er.
rors In This Confirmation." Defend
and did not reply to either of thesa
letters, but on a later date shipped
one car of corn upon the contract,
but failed and refused to ship the
In an action brought by the plain
tiff to recover the damago suffered
from a failure to deliver all the corn,
the defendant alleged as one ground
of defense, that his contract to fur
nish corn was conditioned on hla
ability to get cars to make the ship
ment, and that cars could not be pro
cured. He alHO pleaded the statute
of fraud as a defense. Held, first,
that the agreement was taken out of
the statute of frauds by shipping
part of the corn, and second, that, If
the plaintiff's letter of clnflrmatlort
did not properly state the terms of
sale, It was the duty of the defend
ant to observe the directions of the
letter and report any error therein,
rdatlng to the terms of the agree
ment, and that the rule that he who
Is silent when It Is tils duty to speak
shall not be heard when he should
be silent should be applied.
cause was continued to the 28th day of
May, 1909, at 9 o'clock a. m.
Ctrl wanted at tho Hotel Riley at
once. . vVtK!IE
: : Nebraska.
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