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By HAROLD MATH
Copyright r09 by the Bobbt
A WHITE SCAR.
OU" began tbe steward.
"Patieuce. Hoffman!" warn
ed her highness. Tbea she
"Your hat. scoundrel:" cried Hoff
man. The vintner snatched off lit hat
Apologetically and swung it around on
the tips of his fingers.
"Is this the way you work?"
"I have picked nine baskets."
"You should have picked twelve."
It interested her highness to note
that this handsome young fellow was
not afraid of the head vintner. So this
was Gretchen's lover? He was really
handsome. There was nothing coarse
about his features or figure.
The pause was broken by Gretchen.
"For what, Gretchen?"
"For not baring seen your approach."
"That was my fault, not yours.
When Is the wedding?"
"After the vintage, highness."
Her highness then spoke to the bride
groom elect "Tou will be good to
"Who could help It, your highness?"
The pronoun struck her oddly, for
peasants as a usual thing never used
It In addressing the nobility.
"Well, on the day of the wedding I
will stand sponsor to you both. And
good luck go with you."
She passed down the aisle, the head
Tlntner following, wagging his head.
The day was ended. The lad swung
the basket to his shoulder, and the sun,
flashing upon its contents, turned the
bloomy globes into dull rubles. He
presented his card at the office and
was duly credited with three crowns,
which, according to Gretchen, was a
fine day's work. Hoffman said noth
ing about dismissal.
"Come day after tomorrow. Tomor
row is a feast day. You are always
having feast days when work begins.
All summer long you loaf about, but
the minute you start to work you must
find excuses to lay off. Clear out.
Loth of you!"
"Work at last," said Dietrich as he
and Gretchen started for the city.
Arm in arm they went on. Some
times TJrelchen sang. OTten lie put her
' hand to his lips. By and by they came
abreast of an old gypsy, ne wore a
coat of Joseph's, and his face was as
lined as a frost bitten apple.
"Will you tell me how to find the
Adlergasse?" he asked In broken Ger
man. His accent was that of a Mag
yar. They carelessly gave him specific di
rections and passed on. He followed
grimly, like fate, whose agent he was,
though long delayed. When he reach
ed the Adlergasse he looked for a sign.
He came to a stop In front of the dingy
shop of the clock mender. IIe went
Inside, and the ancient clock mender
looked up from his work, for he was
always working. He rose wearily.
The gypsy smiled mysteriously and
laid a baud on his heart
"Who are you?" sharply demanded
the clock mender.
"Who I am does not matter. I am
he whom you seek."
"God In heaven!" The bony hands
of the clock mender clutched the oth
The gypsy released himself slowly.
"But first show me your pretty crowns
and the paper which will give me Im
munity from the police. Your crowns,
as you offered, and Immunity; then I
"Man, I can give you the crowns, but
Ood knows I hare no longer the power
to glre you Immunity."
. The gypsy shouldered bis bundle.
"For Ood's sake, waitr begged the
Bat the gypsy walked but unheed
ing. Two days later, In the afternoon.
"Orumbaeb." said Carmlchael. "what
were you looking at the other night
with those opera glosses at the ball?"
"I was looking Into the past"
"Oh. pshaw! You were following
her highness with them. I want to
"She Is beautiful."
"You made a promise to me not long
"I did?" noncommlttally.
"Yes. Soon 1 shall be shaking the
dust of Drelberg, and I want to know
beforehand whnt this Chinese puzzle
Is. What did you do that compelled
your flight from Ehrensteln?"
Grumbach's pipe hung pendulent In
his hand. He swung It to and fro ab
sently. "I am waiting. Remember, you are
nn Xincrlcan cTWri fiifTTT T!fatyoTi
were born here. If anything should
happen to you I must know the whole
story In order to help you. You know
that you may trust me."
"It Isn't that, captain. I have grown
to like you In these few days. Those
opera glasses It was an Idea. Well,
since you will know, I was a garden
er's boy. I worked under my brother
Hermnnn. I used to ask the nurse
who had charge of her serene high
ness. wliere b!T wouia gTT etHT3 uly.
Then I'd cut flowers and meot them
on the road somewhere and give the
bouquet to the child. There was never
any escort a footman and a driver.
The little one was always groatly
pleased, and she would call me Huns.
I was In love those days." Gruuilmeh
laughed with bitterness. "Yes. even
I. Her name was Tekln, and she was
a Jade. I wanted to run away, but I
had no money. 1 hid already secured
a passport no matter how. It was the
first affair, and I was desperately hurt.
0?e day a gypsy came to me. I shall
always know him by the yellow spot
In one of his black eyes. I was given
a thousand crowns to tell him which
road her hljhness was :o be driven
over t'ie next day. As I said, I was
mad v.ith love. Why a gypsy should
want to know where her higlme-ss was
gtiu i to ride was of no consequence to
me. I told hitu. I was to get the
money the same night. It was thus
that her hkhness was stolon. It was
thus that I became accessory before
the fact, ns the lawyers say. Flight
with a band of Magyar gypsies; weary
days in the mountains, with detach
ments of troops scorning the whole
duchy. Finally I escaped. A fortune
was offered for the Immediate return
of the child. At the time 1 believed
that it was an abduction for ransom.
But no one ever came forward for the
reward. There was a price on my
head when it was known that I bad
"And no one ever came for the re
ward? That is strange. Was Immu
ed. "It was Infer
ted, but not liter
there Is Arns
berg." "Was he guil
ty?" "I never saw
his band any
where." "So this Is the
when a man's In
love he Is more or less in the clutch of
temporary Insanity. I've a wild streak
In me also. But what I can't under
stand Is why you return and put your
head in the lion's mouth. The police
will stumble on something. If you are
arrested I could do little for you. The
United States protects only harmless
political outcasts. Yours is a crime
such as nullifies your citizenship, and
any government would be compelled
to send you back here if the demand
was made for your extradition."
"I know all that"
"I suppose that when conscience
drives we must go on. But the prin
cess has been found. The best thing
you can do is to put your passports
Into immediate use and return to the
States. You can do no good here."
"Maybe." Grumbaeh refilled his
pipe, lighted It and without saying
more went out and down into the
CARMICHAEL sat in the offlcs
of the consulate. Ills letter
of resignation was on its way,
but it would be in November
before be heard t definitely from the
department. By 'that time the great
snows would have blanketed the earth
and the nndir of his discontent would
be reached. But what to do till that
time? He could ride for some weeks,
but riding without companionship was
rather a lonesome affair. His own de
fiance of the chancellor bad erected a
barrier between her highness and him
self. They would watch him now,
evade him, put small obstacles In bis
path, obstacles against which be could
enter no reasonable complaint. A
withered leaf, a glove and a fan these
represented tbe sum of his romance.
Two figures moved In the garden be
neath. When the two heads came to
gether swiftly and then separated, both
smiling, ha realized that be had wit
nessed a kiss. Ah. here was the op
portunity, end, by tbe Lord Barry, be
would not let It slip. If this feUow
meant wrongly toward Gretchen and
bow could ha mean else? he, Carml
chael, would take tha matter boldly
Into bis hands to do soma caning." Be
laughed. Here would be another too
renlr, to nave caned t 4
He Jumped to bis feet dropped his
pipe on the sill of tbe window . and
made for his hat and sword cane. The
clerk went on with bis writing. ' '
To gain the garden Carmlcbsel
would have to pus through tbe tav
ern. Tbe first person he eticouutered
was Colonel vou Walleusielu. Wulleu
steln sMike to I-'ijii P.tiuer, who an
swered bltn with cold chill., v. Wiillen
steln twirled bis mustache, laughed
nd went Into tbe garden Neither
Gretchen nor the vintner saw Walton
iteln. He watched them with an evil
mile. After some deliberation be
walked lightly toward the lovers.
"A pretty picture:" he said.
"Leave us, Gretchen." said the vint
ner, with a deceiving gentleness.
Gretchen started reluctantly down
the path. As she stepped off the path
to go round the colonel he grasped her
rudely and kl(j h,.r 0n the cheek,
ghe ecJCSli"!, nn M srrcani brought
Carmlchael upon the scene. He saw
the vintner run forward and dash bis
fist Into the soldier's face. Wallensteln
fell back hurt and blinded. Tbe vint
ner, active as a cat saw Carmlchael
coming on a run. He darted toward
him and before Carmlchael could pre
vent him dragged tbe sword cane
way. The blade, thin and pliant
flasbeJjnd njjue too. soon. The colonel
bad already drawn his saber
"Save him!" Gretchen wrung her
The two blades met spitefully. Half
dozen thrusts and parries convinced
the colonel that rlie roptnc youth knew
what he wfis doing. Down nwooii.
the saber cuttingly. The blade of the
sword cane snapped like a pipesiom.
The bitter came on. and there was
Meantime Carmlchael had found a
short hop pole. He hit the naU-r with
good will. Back came the steel. The
colonel did not care whom or what he
struck at now. When Carmlchael re
turned the compliment he swung his
hop pole as the old crusaders did their
broadswords. The saber dropped un
injured, but the colonel's arm dangled
at bis side. He was In agony. Car
michaei's anger abated none.
"You're a fine example of a soldier'.
Are you mad to attack a man this
way? They will break you for this, or
my name's not Carmlchael.
"I shall kill you for this!"
"Bah! 1 have fought more times
than you have years to your eountlng,"
with good. Yankee spirit "But If you
think I'll waste my time In fighting a
ouel with you, you're up the wrong
"Uo to the devil!"
"Not Just at preseut There's too
much for me to do."
Gretchen and the vintner had van
ished. Carmachael agreed that It was
the best thing for them to do. The
rlntuer was no coward, but he was
discreet. Somebody might ask ques
tions. So Carmlchael returned'to the
consulate, equally lndlffereut what tbe
colonel did or where be went. Of tbe
Tlntner he thought "The hot headed
young fool, to risk bis life like that!"
He would see later what be meant In
regard to Gretchen. Poor little goose
"Are you hurt, excellency?" asked
tbe clerk solicitously.
"Yes. I beard a woman scream and
rsa 12 fh window, Jj was a good
fight But thaF fellow achl To run
away and leave you. an outsider, to
fight his battle!"
"ne would have been sliced In two
If I hadn't come to tbe front A hop
pole Isn't half bad. I'll bet that lady's
mau has a bad arm for Borne time to
come. As for the vintner, be had good
reasons for taking to his heels."
"Good reasons?" But there was a
sly look In the clerk's eyes.
"No questions, if you please."
"Very well, excellency." And quietly
tbe clerk returned to bis table of fig
ures. But later he Intended to write
a letter, unsigned, to bis serene high
Carmlchael, scowling, undertook to
answer bis mull, but not with any re
markable brilliancy or coherency.
And In this condition of mind Grum
baeh found him Grumbaeh, accom
panied by tbe old clock mender from
across tbe way and a gypsy Carml
chael had nerer seen before.
"Tell your clerk to leave us." said
"Something serious, eh ?" Carmlchael
dismissed the clerk, telling him to re
turn after tbe noon hour.
"I have already spoken to you about
It." Grumbaeh returned. "But I am
here to ask a favor, a great favor, one
that will need all your diplomacy to
gain for me."
"For myself I osk nothing. A horri
ble blunder has been made. You will
go to tbe grand duke and ask Immuni
ty for this gypsy and this clock mend
er as witnesses to the disclosure which
I shall make to bis highness. Without
this immunity my Hps will be seoled
forever. As I said, I ask nothing for
myself, nothing. There has been a
"CRH.T TOCM ULTOrrr Witt MOT SHOOT
great blunder and it great wrong, too,
but God sent me here to right It Will
you do this?"
"But why don't you want Immunity
"There viust be some one for tha
duke to punish," heroically; "other
wise he will refuse."
"Still, suppose I bargain for you
"When you tell him my name Is
Brcunner there will be no bargaining."
"What has this clock mender to do
with the case?"
"He Is Count Ton Arnsberg."
"By George! And this gypsy r
"The man who bribed me. Arnsberg
Is an Innocent man, but this has to be
"lwlll dj whpt I cjlq, JJanj, and. I
will let you know the result after din
"That will be enough. But unless he
concedes do not fell him our names."
"You bave me a bit dazed." Carml-
"Very well I promise to see his
highness this afternoon."
The three of them solemnly trooped
out. leaving Curmicbuel bewildered.
And while he was racking his mind he
heard steps on the stairs. The door
above shut uoislly.
"By George. I'll attend to that this
minute. We'll see what stuff this yel
low haired boy is made of."
He mounted the stairs without
sound. He grasped the handle of tbe
door, boldly pushed it open and en
tered, closing the door and placing his
back aguiust it.
The vintner snatched a pistol from
the drawer In the table and leveled It
"Surely your majesty will not shoot
an old frleud?" said the American.
chael aiTiiuit3. T ougnT To Know
what this blunder is to have some
thing to stand on."
Grmnbai h shook his head. "Later
every question will be answered, and
remember at this Interview, Herbeck
must not be present."
Continued in next issue
Ludden Barking at His Heels to
"Put it Back."
Secretary L. P. Ludden of the
state normal board says that prdb
ably the board would request the
attorney general's department to
bring action against J. W. Crabtree,
Republican nominee for state super
intendent, to force him to "put back"
$698 of Interest which was paid with
out the authority of the state board
when It was necessary to borrow
money to keep the state normal
school at Peru running.
From this statement it Is evident
that the "old guard" of the state
normal board Is not through with Its
fight on Crabtree. All of Crabtree's
opponents on the board are smarting
under his victory In the primary and
L. G. Brian, who was particularly
opposed to Crabtree, was beautifully
trimmed In the Third district, where
he thought he was wanted for con
gress, but where he was given to
understand that he was not needed.
This ancient fight between Ludden
et al, and Crabtree, Is a nice family
fracas all within the Republican par
ty. It is not impossible that Crabtree
will appeal to the state Republican
committee to force the "old guard"
to hush. He still bears the same at
titude toward their charges that he
has in the past, but he recognizes the
fact that the continued nagging of
the board will possibly injure his
chances in the election and those of
all the Republican candidates. On
this account he may rest his case with
the state committee. It will then be
a question of whether the state com
mittee can force Brian, Ludden, Shell-
horn and McDonald to keep still.
Crabtree not only won out in the
primaries and saw Brian beaten for
congress, but he has been- lucky
enough to get the drop on the "old
guard" from a technical standpoint.
Seven Miles of Itoud.
The seven miles of road which was
let to Peter Jorgensen and lying In
Avoca precinct, has caused the com
missioners considerable grief. When
the work was first done the warrant
for $385 or thereabouts was Issued to
the party to whom the contract was
let. After the warrant was Issued,
on the protest of a committee of citi
zens In the neighborhood of Nehaw
ka, the same was canceled by the
commissioners. Mr. Jorgensen again
went over the road with the grader
and sent In his bill which was al
lowed, and the warrant again issued.
The work does not seem to be satis
factory yet u a committee composed
of Frank Sheldon, Ray Pollard, Ste
wart Rough and. J. W. Palmer, all
prominent members of the Nehawka
Commercial club, came to PlatU
mouth today and again protested and
asked that the warrant again be can
celled until the work Is made satis
factory to the public. The county
attorney was seen about the matter
and advised the committee within
what time their notice should be
served In order to have the matter
properly before the county commis
sioners. Surprise the Boh.
The employes of tbe Burlington
paint shop planned and executed a
complete surprise on foreman Sol
Adamson who Is to depart for the
coast on a vacation trip this evening
or tomorrow. The entire force In
the paint shop were on band and they
came well supplied with cigars and
fruit, and to say that Mr. Adamson
enjoyed the smoker is putting it very
mildly. The boys left enough cigars
to last throughout the trip to the
coast and return. The men could
not have planned a party more pleas
ing to Mr. Adamson, and he Is the
kind of man to appreciate any court
esy shown him' by the shop men.
If you want help or hare anythlnr
o sell, advertise In tbe Journal a
UK HOSIN LOOKS
GOOD AS A PAYING PESIIIIT
Commercial Club Investigates Matter and Decides to Raise $5,000
by Formation of
The called meeting of the commer
cial club which met yesterday after
noon to consider the proposition of
raising a capital of five thousand dol
lars for a manufacturing enterprise
In Plattsmouth, was fairly attended
by the business men of the city. The
plan and proposition for inducing the
promoter of the manufacturing plant
;o locate In this city was thoroughly
canvassed. The plan to raise the
funds to erect a twenty-five hundred
dollar brick building, large enough to
hold the plant and funds for a two
thousand working capital with cost of
site, so that it was estimated that
$5,000 would be needed. The work
ing capital goes to the owner of the
machinery and operator of the plant
while the building and Bite will re
main the property of the contributors
or purchasers of tbe stock. The own
er of the plant and patent puts In
about ten thousand dollars worth of
machinery and patent and will make
a contract to operate In the new
building for three years and pay the
stockholders a rental of $250 per
year, which, with the Insurance and
taxes off, will net the Investors la
stock five per cent of their money.
At the end of the three years If tbe
owner of tbe machinery would like
to purchase the building at the origi
nal cost, he has the privilege of so
doing. He Is already operating a
plant In an Iowa town on a branch
line of railway, but results are not
satisfactory, and he will remove his
plant to this city as soon as a build
ing is ready. The cost of moving his
machinery and plant will be in the
neighborhood of $2,000, so that by
the time he is settled in his new quar
ters there will not be much of the
The machine manufactured Is a
labor-saving device and will find a
ready market as fast as made, and
will be in demand among the farm
ers as well as in the towns. This
party showed Mr. Tldd a contract he
THE PAVING t
The Kind of Block That M. Ford
the Favored Contractor Pro
poses to Use
The writer has been Interested in
paving contracts about to be let, and
matter of per cent test was a little
dark and the manner of test not very
clear. On Investigation we find that
the Brooklyn paving block made by
M. Ford, who was recommended by
the committee as the lowest and best
bidder for the paving, requires the
following test and stipulates to place
the block standing the test in the
The blocks shall be capable of
withstanding the test of abrasion
hereinafter described, without losing
more than 18 per cent of their orlgl
The charges of blocks to be tested
shall be taken promiscously from the
blocks proposed to be used in the
pavement. All tests shall be executed
on charges containing but one make
of paving blocks at a time, and said
blocks shall be thoroughly dried be
fore making the test.
The said tests by abrasion shall be
conducted as follows:, A machine
known as tbe National Brick Manu
facturers' "Standard" rattler shall be
used In making the teBt: said rattler
shall have a barrel of the following
description: the size of the barrel
shall be 28 Inches In diameter and
20 Inches In length, measured Inside
the rattling chamber; the heads shall
be composed of gray cast iron, not
chilled nor case-hardened; tbe cross
section of the barrel shall be a reg
ular polygon, having fourteen sides;
the staves shall be composed of steel
plates, and there shall be spaces of
Vi of an Inch between the staves;
the barrel may be driven by trunnions
at one or both ends, or by rollers un
derneath, but In no case shall a shaft
pass through tbe rattling chamber.
The charge shall be composed of
the blocks to be tested, and cast Iron
abrasive material; the block charge
shall consist of that number of whole
blocks whose combined volume most
nearly amounts to 1,000 cubic Inches
or 8 per cent of the capacity of the
rattling chamber. Tho abrasive
charge shall consist of 300 lbs. of
shot, made of ordinary machinery
cast iron. This shot shall be of two
sizes one size shall be about 2 V4 In
ches square and 4 V4 Inches long,
had for two hundred and fifty of the
machines which he had the order to
construct for a large dealer in ma
chinery. Other contracts can be had
as soon as the capacity and room for
r.aklng the article is at command.
The plant will employ fifteen men the,
year round, and as the article be
comes advertised the demand for It
will Increase and more skilled labor
ers will be employed at the plant.
The proposition has been thorough
ly gone over by the board of directors
of the commercial club. The board
consists of the following named busi
ness men: R. F. Patterson, R. B.
Windham, Phil Thierolf, C. C. Par
mele, II. A. Sc hneider, A. L. Tidd, L.
J. Iirenz, G. E. Dovey, F. E. Schla
ter, J. P. Falter and E. H. Wescott.
After having Investigated the mat
ter, these conservative business men.
have concluded that this Is the tlm
to get together and land this plant.
The proposition is entirely feasible
and can be made to pay. The amount
of the Investment Is not large and
the Industry to be brought out Is only
In Its infancy, and the demand for
the product of the plant Is bound to
Increase. At the meeting yesterday,
without much solicitation, $1,100 of
the stock was taken. A committee
consisting of II. A. Schneider, Emit
Wurl and T. II. Pollock was appoint
ed to take subscriptions for the stock.
The first Btep In procuring the con
cern Is to raise the $5,000 for financ
ing the enterprlze. As soon as that
Is done the rest will be comparative
T. H. Pollock was seen by a Jour
nal representative and he is of the
opinion that every business man la
Plattsmouth should get behind the
enterprise and take stock and help
the new concern along. H. A. Schnei
der is of the opinion It is now or
never and If the citizens of Platts
mouth do not help to move the en
terprise along, that there will be no
further Inducement for the club to
try to land Industries of any kind.
with slightly rounded edges, and
weighing about 7ft lbs. each. The,
other size shall be about V Inch
cubes, with square corners and edges,
and weighing about 7-8 of a pound
each, and said charge shall be com
posed of one-fourth (75 lbs.) of that
larger size, and three 1 fourths (225
lbs.) of the smaller size. The Indivi
dual shot shall be replaced by new
shot when It has lost one-tenth of
Its original weight.
The above charges shall be placed
In the barrel and the barrel shall b
revolved until It has made 1800 rev
olutions and tho speed of rotation
shall not fall below 28 nor exceed
30 per minute.
The loss shall be calculated in
percentage of the original weight of
the dry blocks composing the charge,
and no result shall be considered un
less It Is the average of two distinct
and complete tests, made on separate
charges of blocks.
Iutcli "Proves" Winner.
"Dutch" Schwab, who was defeated!
recently In a boxing match at the
Majestic theater by "Kid Keller."
"came back" to life In an exciting
three round go with Jim Janca. Tbe
event was a feature of amature night
at the Majestic and drew a large,
crowd of spectators. Jim opened th
fight by several fast, hard blows to
the head and face, knocking "Dutch'
back against the ropes. This round
was decidedly In favor of Jim. Tbea
' Dutch" opened the second round by
rushing Jim, putting several swift
ones on the boy, which cooled bis
fighting blood and In the third round
Jim threw up tbe sponge and quit.
Tbe referee, Clyde Jones, gave the.
decision to Schwab. Tbjs Is the last
boxing match exhibition at the Ma
jestic for some time, as the manager
feels that the public desires some
thing different. Several musical
turns are contemplated for next Tues
day. Married at Council Bluffs.
Ray Beaver of this city and Mrs.
Mabel Coon of Louisville, were mar
ried at Council Bluffs, la., yester
day. Mr. and Mrs. Beaver are vis
iting relatives and friends at Louis
ville for a few days after which they
will come to this city where they
will make their future home. Mr.
Beaver Is the son of Mrs. George E.
Perry of this city and for the past
two years has been the manager of
the Gorder Implement store at Louis
ville. Several months ago he con
cluded to return to this city and Is
now employed on the Martin Fried
rich farm which is In charge of hi
son, Louis Fried rich at the present
time. The Journal extends congratulations.
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