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. By HAROLD MacGRATH
Copyright. 1509. by the Bobbf
AT TBI BLACK XAOLK.
HANS GRUMBACII wbi stand
ing on the curb In front of the
Grand hotel, bli back to tho
sun. It was 9 o'clock, nans
was short, but strongly built a mild,
bios eyed German, smooth faced, rud
dy checked, white haired, with a
brown button of a nose.
Presently two police officers came
along and went Into the hotel. Grum
bach turned with a sigh and followed
them. Doubtless they bad come to
look over his passport. And this hap
pened to be the case.
The senior officer enfolded the pre
"It is not yet vised by your consul,"
aid the officer.
I arrived late last night I shall see
him this morning," replied Grumbach.
"You were not born In America V
"Oh, no; I came from Davarla when
"Did you go to America with your
"No; I was alone."
"What is your business in America T
"I am a plumber, now retired."
"You are forty?" said the officer, re
ferring to the passports.
"As soon as these are approved by
his excellency the American consul
kindly have a porter bring them over
to the bureau of police. It will be only
a matter of form. I shall return them
Grumbach produced a Louis Napo
leon, which was then, as now, accept
able that side of the Rhine.
"Drink a bottle, you and your conv
rade," be said.
This the officer promised to do forth
with and, followed by his assistant.
walked off briskly.
Grumbach took off his derby nnd
wiped the perspiration from bis fore
Coming up the thoroughfare with a
dash of spirit nnd color wns n small
troop of horses. Grumbnch watched
them till they disappeared into the pa
ace courtyard. lie called to the
"Who are they?"
"TJie jnnd duke and some of bis
"The crnnd duke? Who was the
gentleman la civlllun clothnsJ"
"That was bis excellency Ilcrr Car-
michuel, tho American consul."
"Very good. And tho young lady?"
"Her scrcue highness the l'rlncess
"Itrlng 1110 a class of beer," said
Orumbnch, sinking down nt a tablo.
Whim tho waiter
returned be mild,
Is in tho Adlcr-
gasso. He him
self lives hero at
tho Grand hotel."
So llerr Car-
here. That would
ed to wait for
him. The Amer
ican consul later
enmo along with
irrn RFitr.NE iikih
mens Tin ntiNLK.NM cucrgetlc strido.
uiLunuAiiiik. Grumbach roso
and cnught Cnnnlchiicl by the arm.
"Your piirdon, sir, but you are Mr,
Ctirmlchiu'l, the American consul?"
"Will you kindly look over my pa
pers?" Grumbucli asked.
"You are from the United States?"
Then Cnrinlchael remembered that this
must bo tho compatriot who arrived
tho night before. "I shall bo very glad
to Bee you In tho Adlergnsso ut half
after 10. Any 0110 will show you the
way. I cannot transact my business
In these dusty clothes. Good mora
Grumbach liked tho consul's smile.
Jloro thnn that, ho recognized Instant
ly that this hundsomo young man wus
Ha had moro thnn nu hour to Idle
awny, so ho wnndered through the
park, admiring tho freshness of tho
green, tho well kept flower bed, tho
crisp hedges and tho clean graveled
paths. Nothing hnd changed in Drel
berg save the Konlgstrnsse, whoso cob
bles had been replaced by smooth
blocks of wood. At times he sent swift
but uncertain glances toward the pal
aces. He longed to peer through the
great iron fence, but he smothered this
desire. He would find out what be
wanted to know when he met Cur-
micnaei at the conaulule. Here tne
bell in the cathedral struck the tenth
bour. Not a semitone had this voice
of bronze changed In all theBe years,
It was good to be here in Drclbcrg
lie bad put out bis first protest
against the world In the Adlergasse
forty years since. He came to a stand
before the old tavern. Not even the
feign bad been painted anew. He noted
. the dingy consulate sign, then started
Up the dark and narrow stairs. The
consulate floor slooQ open, a clerk,
native to Ehrensteln. was writing at
a table. At a desk by the window sat
Carmicbael deep in a volume of Du
mas. "Mr. Carmlchael?" said Grumbach in
The clerk Indicated with bis pen to
ward the Individual by the window.
Carmlchael rvad on. Grumbach went
boldly over and seated himself In the
chair at the side of the desk.
"I am Mr. Grumbach. I spoke to you
this morning about my pnssports. Will
you kindly look tbem over?"
Carmlchael took the papers, frown-
iDg slightly. The consul went over
You will have no trouble going
about with those," Carmlchael said
listlessly. "Is there anything I can
do for you?"
"There is only one thing." answered
Grumbach. "It will be a great favor."
"What do you wish?"
"An invitation to the military ball at
the palace after the maneuvers,"
Carmlchael sat up.
I am afraid you are asking some
thing impossible for me to obtain,"
"Ah. Mr. Carmlchael, it is very Im
portant that I should be there. I can
give you no explanations. I wish to
attend this ball I do not care to
meet the grand duke or any one else.
Tut me in the gallery where I shall
not be noticed."
"That might be done. Put you bave
roused my curiosity. You bave some
'A perfectly harmless one. said
Grumbach, mopping bis forehead.
This movement brought Carmlchael's
eye to a scar on the back of his visi
tor's head. Grumbach acknowledged
tho stare by running his finger along
"I came near passing in my checks
tho day I got that," he volunteered.
"Everybody looks at it when I take
off my hat I've tried tonics, but the
hnlr won't grow there."
"Where did you get it?"
Carmlchael was no longer indiffer
ent. He gave his hand.
"I've srot a few scars myself. What
"The th cavalry, New York."
"What troop?" with growing excite
"I wns cnptaln of B troop In the
same regiment Hurrah! Work's over
for the day. Come along with me.
Grumbach. nnd we'll talk It over down
stairs In the ISIack Englo. You're a
godsend. C troop! Hanged if the
world doesn't move things about odd
ly. I wns In the hospital myself after
Gettysburg a ball in the leg. And
I've rheumatism even now when a
dnmp spell comes."
So down to tho tavern they went
and there they talked the bnttles over.
sundry tniiuurds Interpolating. It was
"Do you remember this?" and "Do you
recall that?" with diagrams drawn In
beer on the oaken tablo.
"But there's one thing, my boy," snld
( nrnilchiiol, "tho odds were on our
sldo or weM be light lug yet."
"That we would."
"But you're from this side of the
"Yes; went over when I was twenty
two. I'm from Bavaria."
(iruiiiliiu'ti circled the room. All the
near tables were vacant. The Black
Eagle was generally a lonely place till
late In the afternoon. Grumbach
touched the scar tenderly, Could he
trust this mini? Could he trust any
one In the world? Tho Impulse came
to trust I'arinlchnel, and he did not
"I was born In this very street," he
'Shi Not so loud. Yes, In this very
street. But if tho police kacw I
wouldn t be worth that! ' with a snap
of the lingers.
"But what does this all mean? Can
I help you in any way?"
"No; no one can help me."
"But why coino back?"
"Who can say what a ninn will do?
Don't question me. Let be. I have
said too much already."
"But your name?"
Grumbach laughed unmusically.
"Gruinlmcli Is as good as another.
Listen. When I left I(relberg there
was a reward of n thousand crowns
for me dead or nllvo."
Cannlehnel was plainly bewildered
"You were mad to return."
"I know It. 1 couldn't help it Oh,
don't look like that! I never hurt any
body unless It wns In battle" naively.
"Now, what has happened since I went
away? 1 have dared to ask questions
of no one?"
Carmlchael. strangely attracted nnd
trustful of his questioner, gave him n
brief summary of events, principal
nmong which was the amazing resto
ration of the l'rlncess Hlldegnrdo. To
describe the Princess Hlldegnrdo wns
not only 1111 easy task but a pleasant
one to Cnrinlchael.
"So she Is gentle and beautiful?
Why not? Ach! You should have
seen her mother. She wns tho most
beautiful woinau In nil Germany, nnd
she sang like one of those Italian
nightingales. Tho king of Jugendhelt
wanted her, but sho loved tho grand
duke. So tho l'liucess Hlldegnrdo has
como back to her own? God Is good!"
"Well," said Carmlchael, beckoning
to tho waitress and paying tho score,
"If any trouble arises send for me.
You don't look like a man who has
done anything very bad." He offered
his hand again. Grumbach pressed It
firmly, and there wns a moisture in
Grumbnch declined Cnrmlchnel'a ln
Vltatlon to lunch aud Immediately
ought bis own room. Once there lis
ilot-TTT the shut
ters and opened
trunk. From the
false bottom be
took out a small
bundle. Mad fool
that he bad Wen!
How many time
bud he gazed at
these trinkets In
these sixteen or
more years! How
many times hud
the talons of re
morse gashed hit
If ad fool that HE heart!
had nttji! Two little yel
low shoes, like tvo butterflies; a little
cloak trimmed with ermine, a golden
locket shaped like a heart!
Grumbach was very fond of music.
There wus nothing at the opera, so he
decided to spend the curlier part of
the evening In the public gardens.
Subsequently he found himself stand
ing beside a young vintner and bis
peasant sweetheart. Their hands se
cretly met and locked behind their
backs. Grumbach sighed. He would
always go his way alone.
The girl turned her head. She loos
ened the vintner's bund.
"Do not mind me, girl," said Grum
bach, his face broadening.
The glii laughed easily and without
confusion. Her companion, however,
flushed under his tan, and a scowl run
over bis forehead.
The bund was plnjing "Les Hugue
nots," nnd the girl hummed the air.
A hand was put upon Grumbnch'B
shoulder authoritatively. Tho police
officer who had examined his pass
ports that morning stood at Grum
"Herr Grumbnch," be said quietly,
"his excellency the chancellor lias di
rected me to bring you ut once to the
"To the palace?" Crumlmeh's face
was expressive of great astonishment.
"My passports were wrong in some re
"Oh, no, hei r. They were correct."
Grumbach roused his mind energet
"But whatever can the chancellor
want of me?"
'That Is not my business. I was
simply sent to find yon. His excellen
cy is always Interested In German
"Shall we go at once?" asked Grum
bnch. "I never expected to enter the
palace of the Grand Duke of E lire 11
steln." Grnmlmch added. "It will be
Something to tell of when I go back
The palnce Is lighted up," wns
Gruttihiich's comment us the two pass
ed tho sentry outside the gates.
"The duke gives the dinner to the
diplomatic corps tonight."
"A line thing to be a diplomat."
"I myself prefer fighting In the open.
Diplomats? Their very precious hides
are never anywhere near the wars
they bring about. No, no this way.
We go In nt the side."
"You'll have to guide me. Y'es, these
diplomats. Men like you and me do
ull the work. 1 was in the civil wur
"That was a great fight," remarked
the officer. "1 should like to have
"Four years pretty long. Do you
know Heir Cnrinlchael?"
"The American consul? Oh. yes."
"He and I fought In tho sumo regi
"Then you saw some pretty battles."
Grumbach took off his hat. "See
"Gott! That must have been nn ugly
The somber black of Carmlchael's
evening dress stood out conspicuously
among the blue and green ami red uni
forms nt the grand duke's dinner. Eti
quette compelled him to wear silk
Stockings, but that was tho single con
cession on his pnrt lie wore no orders.
The duke sat nt the head of tho
fnble and her serene highness at the
foot. And it wns by the force of his
brlllinnt wit that the princess did not
hold In perpetuity the court at her end
of the table. For a German princess
of t hut time she wns highly accom
plished. Sho wns anient, whimsical,
with a flashing mentality which round
ed out nnd perfected her physical love
liness. Above and beyond nil this she
'YOU WILL KB A GKKAT VlL'KKN
had suffered; she bad felt the pangs
of poverty, tho smart of unrecognized
merit. She had been one of the people,
and her sympathies would nlwnys be
with them, fur she knew what those
about her only vuguely knew, the pn
tlepeew tho unii'urmnrlnif
"Gendemen." said the duke, rising
and holding up his glass, "this night I
give you a toast which I believe will
be agreeable to all of you, especially
to his excellency Baron von Steinbock
of Jugendhelt What is past Is past.
A new regime begins this night." He
paused. All eyes were focused upon
him In wonder. Only Baron von Stein
bock displayed no more thnn ordlnnry
Interest. "I give you," resumed the
duke, "her serene highness and his
majesty Frederick of Jugendhelt!"
The princess grew delicately pale as
the men nnd women sprang to their
feet. Every hand swept townrd her,
holding a glass. She hnd surrendered
thnt morning not because she wished
to ben queen, not because she cared to
bring about an alliance between the
two V-ountrles. No; It was because she
was afraid and had burned the bridge
The tan thinned on Carmlchael's
face, but his hand wns steady. She
sat still In her chair, her lids drooped,
but n proud lift to her chin. Beautiful
to him beyond nil dreams of beauty!
God send another war and let him die
in the heart of it, lighting!
In the ballroom the princess wns
surrounded. Everybody flattered her,
congratulated her and complimented
Carmlchael was among the last to
approach her. By this time be had bis
voice and nerves under control.
"I thought you hud forgotten me,"
she snld. They walked to the conserv
atory. "Forget your highness?" He bowed
over ber hand nnd brushed It with bis
lips, for she wns almost royal now.
"Your highness will be happy. It is
written. You will be a great queen."
"Who knows?" dreamily. "When I
recnll what I have gone through all
this seems like nn enchantment out of
a fairy book and that I must soon
wake up In my garden In Dresden."
If only It might be an enchantment,
he thought If only he might find her,
ns tho glim old chancellor had found
her. In a gnrrct! What? Dreaming
again. He shrugged.
"Why did you do that?" she asked
"It was a momentary dreani I had,
and the thought of Its utter Impossi
bility caused mo to shrug."
'This dream was there not a wom
an In It?"
"Oh, no; there was only nn angel."
"You interest me; you nlwnys Inter
est me. Y'ou have seen so many won
derful things. And now it is angels."
'Only one, your highness." This wns
daring. "But perhaps I am putting my
foot where angels fear to tread,"
which was still more daring.
"Angels oiuiit not to bp nfrald of
anything." She laughed. There wns
n pain and n Joy In the sound of It.
She read Ills heart as one might readn
"lr'aiiis are alnnys unfinished
iM. gett. n;x lurk en y.-.fev
In- M-i iv
h" like, th's :".. Vi" f 1 T
n !.".ngefous grc-und ng.il
! ,1--r. r,-' '. J-OIJ." ITIS
Bought hers up.illnchlngly. The chan
cellor and Buroii von Steinbock cuuie
"Your highness," begnn the benign
voice of the chancellor, "Uie boron de
sires, in the name of his august mas
ter, to open tho ball with you. Be
hold my fairy wand." gayly. "This
night I have made you a queen."
"Can you make me happy also?" said
she so low that only the chancellor
"I shall try. Ah, Ilcrr Captain," with
a friendly Jerk of bis head townrd
Curmlchael, "will you do me the honor
to Join me In my cabluet a quarter of
au hour hence?"
"I shall be there, your excellency."
Curmlchael wns uneasy. He was not
certain how much the chancellor bad
(Continued next Issue.)
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Clerks $800 to $1,200, and other em
ployees up to $2,500 annually
Uncle Sam will hold examinations
throughout the country for Railway
Mall Clerks, Custom House Clerks,
Stenographers, Bookkeepers, Depart
ment Clerks and other Government
positions. Thousands of appointments
will be mnde. Any man or woman
over 18, In City or Country can get
Instruction and free information by
writing at onco to the Bureau of
Instruction, 79 J, Hamlin Building,
Rochester, N. Y.
Chns. Hnrtford of the Burlington
storehouse force, departs Saturday
for Boone, la., where ho will visit
relatives over Sunday and accompany
Mrs. Hartford home the first of the
Graduate Veterinary Surgeon
(Formerly with U. S. Department
Licensed by Nebraska State
Calls Answered Promptly
Telephone 378 White, Plattsmouth.
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Five years successful sellincr renders
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Stole The Game From PlatU-
mouth Team Yesterday, at
The Red Sox went down to defeat
for the second time yesterday, but
the crowd and all of the Plattsraouth
witnesses say it was Plattsmouth's
game, but the umpire was against
them. Some of the most conserva
tive Plattsmouth men who saw the
game do not understand what was on
the umpire's mind, as there were
many doubtful decisions, but all of
them were decided against the Platts
mouth team. The boys were sched
uled to play the Council Bluffs Mer
chants team, but in the team that
nlsvpd vo tho nlekod o f n
. - - - ...v-v uicu iiuill all
of the Omaha nines
It Is understood
that the Stoerzs' Triumphs and the
Council Bluffs Merchants have com
bined to divide the first purse. Half
of the Triumphs were in the Mer
chants team the day before when the
Merchants played with the Malvern
team. The game yesterday In which
the Red Sox played was a strong
game and but one error was made
during the game, and that occurred
after it was a foregone conclusion
that the umpire was dead against our
team. Those who saw the game say
the boys never played better ball and
if but for the rotten decisions, would
have won easily. The boys had the
sympathy of the crowd and the um
pire was guyed, and his decisions
geered, hut to no purpose.
J. C. Hansell departed last week
for Chicago to spend about ten days
visiting with his brothers.
C. W. Clark departed for Excellsior
Springs, Mo., where he will take a
treatment at the sanitarium hoping
to benefit his health.
Charles Cook and family of Platts-
J mouth and Fred Dreamer and family
of Alvo, spent last Sunday with N.
C. DellesDernicr and family.
Mrs. E. Fairfield of Waverly,
la., departed last Friday evening for
hor home after having spent several
days visiting with John R. Plerson
J. B. Roddy, V. L. Taylor, C. L.
Graves and R. L. Newell went to
Eagle Monday afternoon in Taylor's
auto, going on business connected
with the Old Settlers' reunion.
Wiliam Pickering departed Satur
day evening for Wausa, Neb., to look
over the crops and country and try
and coax some of the rains they are
having there to come down to this
Mrs. Fred Young departed on
Thursday of last week for Plainvllle,
Cal., where she will spend two or
three months visiting her parents and
other relatives and friends. Fred ac
companied her as far as Omaha.
John McClafin and wife arrived
Tuesday evening from Coleridge and
made a short visit with some of their
relatives and friends, departing yes
terday morning for Lincoln where
they took their little son for treat
ment In a hospital.
R. A. Bates, publisher of the Jour
nal, was called to Elmwood today on
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ening In all lines of trade and profession.
EXAMINE THESE LANDS PERSONALLY with me. I will help you to pick
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OUR HOMESEEKERS' TICKET allows you 25 days with stop overs every
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a few days fishing in the mountain streams if you like. See the irrigated
lands where the ditches are built by the Government and also by private
companies, and the Mondell 320-acre FREE homesteads all on cne trip.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Sealed proposal will . received bv
the city cleric of the city of i'latta
mouth, Nebraska, until eight ) o'clock;
p. m., of Monday, the Sth day of Aug
ust. 1910, for furnishing material and
constructing curb and pavement for
the city of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, in
accordance with the plans and specifi
cations on file in the office of the city
clerk of I'lattsmouth, Nebraska, and in
the office of the engineers, Omaha, Ne
braska. Approximate estima:e Quan
(A) District bull t. yds.
(B) Intersection 1496 so,, yds.
(A) District ijs nn. rt.
(B) Intersection 43 lin. ft.
Class A Six (6) Inches thick, twen
ty U'O) inches deep; $0.55 per lin. ft
Class B Six ( 6 ) inches thick, twenty-four
(24) inches deep; $0.60 per lin.
Class A Vitrified brick block as
specified. Base, concrete, depth four
(4) inches, sand on concrete one and
one-half (1) inches. Sand filled
Joints. $2.10 per sq. yd.
cl" li Vitrified brick block as
specified. Base, concrete, depth, five
(5) inches, sand on concrete one and
?,n,e"J"lf, lnche" U inches. Sand
tiiii-u joints. 2.zo per sq. yd.
m'T'1 ld t0 be accompanied by a cer-
iiiiru uicu ivr nve nur
Any one desiring- a set of plans and
specifications for personal use may ob
tain the same by application to the en
gineers and a payment of five ($5.00)
dollars per set. v-v,
The city reserves the right to re
ject any and all bids.
. 0 , J. P. Battler.
Wnu ' E Mayor.
The Consolidated Engineering- com
pany, engineers. No. 640 Bee build
ing, Omaha, Nebraska.
The following proposed amendment to
the constitution of the State of Nebras
ka, as hereinafter set forth in full, is
submitted to the electors of the State
of Nebraska, to be voted upon at the
l" " "ela luesuay,
i fill lin nil, J ,
I B joint RESOLUTION to amend
one (1) of Article
mo onsiuution or tne State of Ne
braska. Be it Enacted by the Legislature of
the State of Nebraska:
Section 1. (Amendment constitution
proposed.) That section one (1) or
article seven (7) of the constitution of
the State of Nebraska, the senate con
curring, be so amended as to read as
Suction 1. (Who are electors.) Ev
ery male citizen of the United States, of
the age of twenty-one years, who shall
have been a resident of this state six
months next preceding the election and
of the county, precinct or ward, for the
term provided by law be an elector;
provided. That persons of foreign
birth who shall have declared their in
tention to become citizens conformably
to the laws of the United States anil
are voting at the taking effect of thl
amendment, may continue to exercise
the right of suffrage until such time
as they may have resided in the United
States five years after which they shall
take out full citizenship papers to be
entitled to vote at anr succeeding elec
tion. Section 2. (Ballots.) That at the.
general election nineteen hundred and
ten (1910) there shall be submitted to
the electors of the state for their ap
proval or rejection the foregoing pro
posed amendment to the constitution
relating to the right of suffrage At
such election, on the ballot of enrh
elector voting for or against said pro
posed amendment, shall be written or
printed the words: "For tironosed
amendment to the constitution relating
io me ngni ot sunrage," and "Against
snld proposed amendment to the con
stitution relating to the right of suf
frage." Section 3. (Adoption.) If such an
amendment be approved bv a majority
of all electors voting at such election,
said amendment shall constitute section
one (1) of article seven .) of the con
stitution of the State of Nebraska.
Approved April 1, 1909."
I, George C. Junkln, Secretary of
State, of the State of Nebraska do here
by certify that the foregoing proposed
amendment to the Constitution of the
State of Nebrnskn Is a true and correct
copy of the original enrolled and en
grossed bill, as passed bv the thlrtv
first session of the legislature of thn
State of Nebraska, as appears from said
orlglnpl bill on fllo in this offlre, and
that said proposed amendment is sub
mitted to the qualified voters of th
Slate of Nebraska for their adoption or
rejection at the genernl election to be
Ivld on Tuesday, tile Sth day of No
vember. A. I., 1910.
In Testimony Whereof, I have here
unto set my hand and affixed the great
seal of the State of Nebraska. Itone
nt Lincoln this 29th day of Julv. In
the year of our Lord, One Thousand
Nino Hundred and Ten, and of the In
dependence of the United States the
One Hundred and Thirty-fifth, and of
this State the Kortv-fourth.
oeo now C. J UN KIN".
(Senl) Secretary of State.
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