The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, December 12, 1910, Image 5

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By Cyrus
Illustrations by
Dearborn Meloill
4o..?ruiui. l.w. by M.'Cat, YrU A Co.
Mrs. Haldane Is Surprised.
The Haldane family usually partook
rf luncheon together. Breakfast was
an Irregular meal taken at different
times by different members of the
household, and dinner usually brought
many engagements which widely sep
arated them. A few days after the au.
toniobile ride, while the excitement
lover the proposed granting to the
Gotham Freight Traction company of
the New York Street Car company
franchise was still at Its height, Mr.
and Mrs. Haldane and their daughter,
nfter waiting sometime for the arrival
of Livingstone Haldane, sat down to
luncheon without him.
The conversation turned, as It usual
ly did, on the campaign. Haldane
looked worried. Well he might be!
The bold and decisive action of Gorm
ly, his adroitness In wresting; the
pledge that he had done from the
mayor, the fact that the city . now
thoroughly aroused and as never e
fore to the situation, were calculated
to Increase his anxiety, which had
grown with the progress of the cam
paign. The brilliant stroke of Gormly
when he offered ten million dollars for
the franchise Mid thereafter compelled
Warren to declare the granting of It
to depend upon the election had great
ly Increased the probabilities of de
feat. There were Indications also, which
added to Haldane's troubles, that his
own connection with the Gotham
Freight Traction company would soon
tte known, and that there would be dis
closed to New Tork at the same time
the operation of that gigantic com
pany, Its ramifications, and the con
trol It had of public utilities In every
It was Eleanor who opened the con
versation, after the luncheon had been !
served and the servants had with
drawn. "Father," she said, "I have been
thinking for some days now that I
ought to tell you something that hap
pened the other night."
"What night, Eleanor?"
"The night Mr. Gormly made hlj
mius upeecb la the city hall square.
Jou know Livingstone and Louise and
I were down there In the car and saw
and heard it all."
"Yes," said her father, somewhat
bitter, "It was told to me the next
morning that Gormly had spoken from
your brother's car and that after It
was all over he had ridden away with
you two young women."
"Told to you?" exclaimed his daugh
ter. "Why should you be Interested
In Mr. Gormly's movements?"
Haldane saw that he had made a,
mistake. "I mean," he said quickly,
"that I heard of all this from some of
those who were present."
"Eleanor, I am surprised," began
Mrs. Haldane in her loftiest and most
Impressive manner, "that you should
allow yourself to be mixed up with
this Ineffable person In any way. It
Is bad enough to have Livingston
espousing his cause; but to have you
associated with hlra In the public eye,
or out of It, Is simply preposterous!"
"Mother!" said Miss Haldane mild
ly; but the elder woman was not to
lie stopped.
"The family has never been allied
with trade since It has been settled
on Manhattan Island. I am a five
barred Colonial Dame; your father's
people are nearly as old; and I say
frankly that I do not like your intl
wnBcy with this person. Of course Liv
ingstone being a man, it does not
make so much difference; but you
should be more careful."
"I think It proper." sold Miss Hal
dane at this Juncture, "to inform you
that Mr. Gormly told me that he
that he cared very much for me."
"What!" exclaimed both Mr. and
Mrs. Haldane at the Bame moment
and with one voice.
The Intimation, however, and the
feeling expressed In both cases were
decidedly different Hoth were sur
prised; but Mrs. Haldane's surprise
was lost In indignation. In Haldane'
nmazeiner.t, there was a shade of re
lief. A possibility Instantly leaped In
to his mind, a possibility that he dared
not formulate or give utterance to.
It rendered him less emphatic, there
fore, In his disapproval. Nothing re
strained Mrs. Haldane.
"The Impudence, the Insolence of
that man!" she cried. "It was bad
enough to have him aspire to be
mayor of New York; but that he
ahould have the audacity, the pre
sumption to raise his eyes to you,
Eleanor Haldase, U tnconoelvablet I
rust that ro reduced aim to his
proper poaltlea IniUntly, For one
thing, X aa glad that k 414 declare
hlmaelf; for now the acqualataac
m U aiaolataly ndel.n '
"He itt act aak M to Ma wtfs."
referred the daughter quietly.
"Why, good gracious! you dont
rrerm to sny that he "
"Eliza," Interposed H;ildar.e. "don't
he fooMsh. 1 have no doubt that Mr.
Homily's remarks were entirely prop-
"Mother!" exclaimed the girl indig
nantly. "Of course they were."
"Well, you said yourself he did not
ask you to marry him."
"No," was the hesitating answer,
"nut he said he intended to do so."
"I wish he would do It then, and
have It over with."
"My dear wife." said Haldane.
"while of course such an alliance Is
not to be thought of, yet Mr. Gormly,
so far as I know, has done no dis
honor to Eleanor by his remark,
and "
"Have you taken leave of your
senses, Deekman Haldane?" cried his
wile. "Such a proposition as that
should be disposed of at once, and I
repeat I am sorry that the man hesi
tated, for whatever reason I can't Im
agine, so that the affair might have
been conclusively settled.".
"I am not at all sure, mother." an
swered Miss Haldane, "that It would
have been conclusively settled in the
way at least you seem to think the
only way possible, If be had asked me
to be his wife."
"Eleanor, you could not possibly
love this man!"
"I could do so; but I certainly do
not love him now. I certainly respect
and admire blui, I think he Is the lead-
w a
He Bent Over and Kinsed It Fervently.
Ing citizen of Xew York today. If he
wins this election and goes on as he
should, there is no reason why ho
should not be .president of the .United
States. I believe It would be easier
to be elected to that office than to be
come mayor. And while I do not feel
toward him as I should toward the
man I will some day marry, yet there
are many other things In the pros
pect that allure." .
"Dut you are a Haldane, you are a
Stuyvesanl, you are "
"I know, mother, all that my an
cestors wer?. As for myself, I am Just
an American girl, who likes Ameri
can - men and American institutions,
and who Is glad to see people do
"I presume," said Haldane, who had
said little but had thought deeply,
"that such a proposition, If definitely
made, would be made to me."
"Well then, of course," said his wife,
"you will give but one answer."
"And what would you suggest that
should be?" asked Haldane.
"To show him the door."
"I hardly think," returned her hus
band, "that I should be guilty or that
"There Is no nse," Interposed her
daughter, "to discuss the matter any
further; for he hasn't asked me, I
haven't accepted him. I don't know
whether he ever will ask me or not,
and until he does why trouble about
"Well, what does he mean then by
telling you that he loves you? Loves!"
sneered the older woman disdain
fully. "Yes," said her father, "It seems to
me a rather remarkable course for a
man to address a woman In that way,
and yet not complete his proposition."
"He said that something was Im
pending which made him feel that It
was propor to tell me this now."
"Something impending?"
; "Some sort of disclosure, I Inferred,"
answered the girl, "that might affect
him or possibly me."
Haldane started.
' "Well." he said, "I Jo not quite
agree with your mother. There is no
insult in the honest affection of any
'honest man. Hut if he approaches you
.upon the subject, I wish that you.
'would refer hliu to me.'
; "Beckman!" exclaimed the older
woman, greatly surprised. "You don't
mean "
"Now, I don't mean anything, ex
cept Just what I say," answered Hal
dane decisively. "It Is proper that
such a proposition should be made to
me; and in short I very greatly desire
to be allowed to discuss the matter, if
it goes any further, with Mr. Gormly
Haldane spoke sternly, and his wife
at once subsided, as she Invariably
did when be assumed that mood
Eleanor, however, was not so easily
"Of course, In any event you would
be consulted, father," she said firmly;
"but so far as the disposition of my
hand goes, that is a matter that con
cerns my heart, and it is one which,
although I should be very glad of your
counsel and your approval, I shall
bava te decide myself."
"Quite so, quit so," said Haldane.
"I harejio other Idea.1
ft 1-1
At this moment, wnicn mva-.etuM
to grow more tense, Livingston M il
dane entered the room. He was Meat
ly perturbed and alarmed.
"Father," he said abruptly. "I wart
to see you alone for a moment or two
"What has happened?" big;iu Ha!
daue. rising.
"Why. Mr. Gormly Dut I would
rather see you alone."
"Has he made a proposition to you
for your sister's hand?" questioned
Mr 8. Haldane.
"What!" exclaimed her son.
"Eleanor," explained his mother,
"has Just stated that Mr. Gormly took
advantage of your kindness to him the
other night, after that disgraceful epi
sode In the cltv hall, to make love to
her In the tonneau of the car."
"You don't say!" exclaimed the
young man, apparently neither shock
ed nor surprised. "Well, he's a good
one. What did you say to blm, sis?"
"It Is very unpleasant to me to have
these matters discussed In this way,"
answered Eleanor, her face blushing.
"As I have explained to father and
mother, Mr. Gormly did me the honor
to say that he cared a. great deal for
me. He did not ask me to be his wife,
although he expressed his Intention of
doing so. He said that certain things
had made him anticipate his purpose
and state his feelings toward me now
without waiting, as he had expected
to do, until the end of the election."
"What things?" asked young Hal
dane. "Things that concerned him,
or "
"I don't know what they are."
"Well, 1 think I do," returned the
young man.
"What are theyV his sister asked
him with great eagerness.
liut young Haldane was not quite
prepared to declare w hat things they
"On second thoughts," he said, eva-i
eively "I don't know. At
want to talk some matters
' Financial matters, my boy?"
rn.r Tf vAni" mnthar and nfa.
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ter will excuse us, we will go Into
the library."
"Certainly," answered Mrs. Haldane,
making virtue of necessity.
"If they concern me or my rela
tion to Mr. Gormly," said Eleanor, "I
should like to know them Immediate
ly." "They concern us all," he answered.
"And, by the way." he added, "I was
going to withhold it; but 1 might as
well give It to you now. Here's n
letter to you from Mr. Gormly. Ho
asked me to give It to you when I
saw you. I was going to talk to father
about this other matter before I gave
It to you; but you can read It over
while we are gone."
"What was It you wished to say to
me, Livingstone?" began the older
man as they entered the library.
"Father," returned his son with be-1
wlldering abruptness, "I learned at
headquarters today that you were the
head and front of the Gotham Freight
Traction company and all the rotten
1r;t aeainpt whom we are flghtlnz."
Firm whom did you learu this?"
asked the older man quietly.
"From Gormly himself."
"Does anybody else know it?"
"If Isn't generally known, If that's
what you mean. It hasn't got In the
papers yet. The people who found It
out, of course, told Gormly, and he
came to me with it. He said that I
had ben one of his best and most
useful helpers In this campaign; that
as his fight wfis against the Gotham
Freight Traction company, and In that
respect against you, he supposed I
would want to draw out of It, and he
would give me an opportunity, bo that
I could leave honorably before the
new 8 became public."
"And suppose that I am er Inter
ested in the traction company?" i
"To what extent are you Interest
ed?" asked the younger man.
"Well, that was not the question I
asked you."
"Hut it is the question with me,
"I recognize no right that you have
to put such questions to me."
"I may not have any right; but 1
am doing It Just the same. I know
and we all know Just what the Gotham
Freight Traction company is. We
know that It is robbing the people.
And for that reason I want to know
bow deeply you are Interested in it."
"Go back to Gormly and find out!"
thundered bis father, intensely anger
ed at the young man's scathing de
nunciation. "No, sir, I'm going to find it out
from you before I leave this room."
The situation was a terrible one for
the older man. Under ordinary cir
cumstances, he would not have greatly
cared If his conectlon with the Gotham
Freight Traction company and the ad
ministration had gradually leaked out;
but to have It sprung as a trap, with
out warning, on the instant as it were,
and at this stage of the campaign, was
ruinous. At his son's blunt announce
ment of his determination to know all
then and there, he lost for the mo
ment his nerve, his fine self control
and he went suddenly white. The
two men had been standing. The
elder sat down upon a chair by the
desk and leaned his bead upon his
"Let me think," he said faintly at
"You don't have to think," went on
the young man with unconscious
meity, "to say now oeepiy you are
Involved in the affairs of the Gotham
Freight Traction company."
"As deeply as anybody can be," was
the desperate admission.
"Good God!" exclaimed Livingston,
surprised tn spite of his forewarning.
"You! It Isn't possible. I saw-the
aroofa with my own eyes, and yet I
wouldn't believe' that you would ally
yourself with that gang of thieves
ana scoundrels."
"Somebody had to take that fran
chlse and build that rosd." answered
his father. "We are giving the people '
good service, and "
"Don't make excuses," said the
young man. brushing them away with j
a wave of his hand. "How on earth
are we going to explain the facts?
What will Eleanor think?" !
"You have Influence with Gormly,"
said the father. "Go to him. Tell him
that I must see him and at once.. Can
jou bring him here?"
"Well, he's watched like a hawk."
said young Haldane. "Your dirty
crowd has detectives on his trail all
over New York. If he came up here,
it would be reported In every paper
In the city tonight and' tomorrow
"Never mind that. I must see him."
"Look here, father. I am not mixed
up with the Gotham Freight Traction
company and that gang that you're
allied with, and I don't Intend to be
Involved In any scheme you may un
dertake to get Gormly In trouble."
"I don't Intend to make any trouble.
I must see the man, and you must ar
range It. Come, are you my son, or
are you not?"
"I am your son all right," answered
the younger man; "but I tell you
frankly that I have cast In my lot with
Gormly and this Isn't going to make
any difference. Perhaps we can stave
this off or " .
"At any rate I must see Gormly,
nnrl vnn mutt tipln mm KYvr P.oH'a anlta
rton't Rtand there arculnir with me hut
arrange In some way to bring Gormly
End me together sccrotly and without
"Let me think a minute," said the
younger man at last, Impressed by his
father's terrible Insistence. "I have
It. Tho car la at the door fortunately,
Ml run down and tell Gormly you
any rate l want to see him about this cursed i Polk county canvass the petition fori AU Hn-1 up nriuitl llio ;n"tlinjr
over with business. I don't know whether I can legal sufficiency before Jan. 1. It Is pnrnplieniallu, nnd flashlight plmto
I persuade hlra to meet you or not; but the plan of tho saloonnien to begin the RrnIls wero made of them. These pie-
Ml do my best. Then you go over to
Louise Stewart's at once. She's true
blue and won't betray you. Her moth-
er is away, and she'll be alone except
for the servants.'
"Hurry then, and don't tell your sis
ter or your mother anything of this,"
said Haldane as he rose to end the
"No fear of that. I am not likely to
proclaim it," answered his son shame
facedly. To be Continued.
Public Sale
The undersigned will sell at Public
Auction at his home, two miles east
and one-half mile south of Murray,
Nebraska, on
TiiiHSDAY, nix i:mbi:k 15
Tho following live Btock, Implements
1 ai,d other property:
Live Stock One brown horso, lOUl-Salnnn leaeun offered hlms.'lf find
years old, weight 1,200; one gray
jhorse, 12 years old, weight 1,300;
i one b,ack n,are- 12 yeara old- weight
1,4 00; one black mare, 14 years old,
weight 1,250; one bay mare, 13 years
old, weight 1,250; one bay mare, 10
years old, weight 1,400; one bay
mare, 8 years old, weight 1,050; one
yearling cole, one two-year-old colt;
one two-year-old heifer, coming fresh
early In spring; six head of good milk
cows; fourteen head red brood sows;
twelve head of shouts.
Farm Implements, Etc. Two
Avery stump cultivators, one Avery
pin brake, two New Departure culti
vators, Western Belle riding cultiva
tor, one row machine, two Mollne
corn planters, two McCormlck hay
rakes, one McCormlck mowing ma
chine, two Starley discs, one three
section harrow, one two-section har
row, two Peru two-row stalk cutters,
one Mollne two-row stalk cutter, one
one-row stalk cutter, one Feru riding
plow 16-inch, one Pace riding plow
16-lneh, two Peru walking plows 16-
Inch, one Bradley riding lister, two
St. Joe walking listers, one Peru
walking lister, one John Deere single
corn drill, two Hoe corn drills, one
Diamond corn grinder, two Dcarlng
grain binders, one 40-ft. Wenzezlman
corn dump, one high wheel wagon,
one low steel truck wagon, one low
wheel wagon, one spring wagon, -anne
top buggy, one new buggy, one old
buggy, two hay rakes, two hundred
hedge posts, two thousand feet oak
lumber, one cider mill, one grind
stone, one hand corn eheller, one
Hoosler seeder, one Economy cretim
separator, one pair bob sleds, one
eight-horse Jollet power engine, 1 50
feet hay fork cable, five tons good
prairie hay, three tons of alfcil
fa hay, one Bet buggy harness,
twenty-five bee hives; some hoiwe
hold goods and numerous other arti
cles. Terms of Sale: All sums of $10
and under, cash; over $10, eight
months time will be given, purchaser
giving good bankable paper bearing
eight per cent from date. Sale to
commence at 10:00 o'clock a. m.
Ernest Rlchter.
Uob't Wilkinson, Auctioneer.
W. G. Boedeker, Clerk.
The only aoriical houaa in the
Wet where all fitting is done
by aa eipert. Larvett stack
of trustee In the Wait.
Ssn'ors Chalhnged fcy Wiiita
Rcb2d Juniors ta ConM
Lower Classmen, Garbed In Sheets,
Wait on Campua Police and Fire
Department Called In to Stop the
Row More Trouble la Expected.
Des Molues, Doc. 9. Rivalry be
tween the juuior and senior classes at
Drake university came to a head In a
manner which almost reached a trug
edy. It became necessary to call out
the police and fire departments to
quell the rioting. The Juniors dressed
In sheets paraded to chapel and mini
lckcd the seniors In their caps and
gowns. Entrance to the chapel was
barred the Juniors by the president
and they then built a bonfire near the
gymnasium and waited for the seniors
to come outside. When the chapel was
over tho seniors attempted to rout the
Juniors and a fight followed. The
! Quarrel was ended, but It is expected
the two classes will renew rivalry,
.Plana of Saloon Men.
The saloonnicn of Des Moines will
file their mulct petition of consent
! with tho county board Tuesday, Dec.
j 12, with the request that tho petition J
i bo canvassed lmmedlntelv. They will
ask that the board of supervisors of
circulation of a second petition Imme
diately after Jan, 1. They may cir
culate a mulct petition, but once each
solar year and by taking advantage of
the law hope to Bccure sufficient Big
natures during the January canvass
to insure operation under the law af
ter July 1 of next yenr, when the
time limit on all saloons In Des Moines
Head of Des Moines Agency Charged
With Attempt to Extort Money.
Des Moines, In., Dec. 9. C. P.
Browning, head of the Browning de
tective agency of Des Moines, was
placed on trial in district court,
charged with threats to extort from
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Cassolman, who
were arrested during the trial ol
charges against Chief of Police Yeag
er recently. Cassolman testified on
the stand that Drowning and three
othbr detectives representing the An-
his wlfo their liberty after placing
j them under arrest If the prisoners
wnuiu pay inciu j-i. inn arrcsi was
made to serve as evidence that Des
Moines at that time was "w'de open."
Petition Containing Names of
Majority of Voters.
Ohkaloosa, la., Dec. 9. Attorneys
for Oskaloosa saloon interests have
boon successful in obtaining the slg
natures of a majority of the voters at
the last election on the pctlt'on of
consent and filed the same. Attorney
I. C. Johnson of the Mahaska county
federation and a corps of workers will
make an effort to Bccure enough with
drawnla to make the petition Insuffl
W. 3. Moore Is Dead.
Lake City, la., Dec. 9. Another old
settler Joined his dead comrades, when
W. 8. Moore, one of the most popular
veterans of Lake City, passed quietly
away after a wasting Illness. Mr,
Moore had been steadily failing for the
last few months and had recently re
turned from Marshalltown, where he
entered the Old Soldiers home In the
hopes of regaining his strength.
Nebraska Sheriff Returns Prisoner.
Iowa City, la., Dec. 9. Ijpo Ward,
wanted on the charge of wife deser
tion at Pierce, Neb., has been arrest
ed by officers In Iowa City, and has
been taken back to Pierce. He bad
been employed in a local restaurant
at Iowa City for some time. A sheriff
of Pierce came to take him back to
j face the charges.
8loux City Buffets Closed.
Sioux City, Dec. 9. Members ofthe
Country club, the Hawkeye club," the
Elks, the EagleB and the Owls are up
In arms over the action of Rev. O. W.
Shldeler of the Antl Saloon lenguo In
securing injunctions closing the buf
fets. Some of tho most prominent cit
izens are officers of the clubs named
as defendants.
Dawaon Will Be a Banker.
Davenport, la., Dec. 9. It was an
nounced here thnt Congressman A. F.
Dawson of the Second Iowa district
will be elected president of the FlrBt
National bank of this city and will re
move from Preston, la., to Davenport
at the expiration of his present con
gresslonal term In March.
Btock Buyer Paaiea Away.
Independence, Ia Dec. 9 W. H.
Cooke, a prominent land owner and
stock buyer of this county, died at his
home In Westburg township after a
several days' sickness with typhoid fe
ver. He was well known In the state
a horse buyer.' ' .
Former Newtpaper Man Stirs Up New
York Polict Department
Clement J. Drlscoll, who attracted a
great deal oC attention while in chargo
of the department of weights and
measures in New York city, has con
tinual lil activity wince he was mad
lirst deputy police commissioner. II
Is following the same tactics as a po
lice olllclal that he did while prosecut
ing merchant who used fraudulent
scales, measure Unit were dishonest
and resorted to other tricks to luerens
their Illegal prolits.
Commissioner Drlscoll and a corps of
detectives recently raided a gambling
( 1910. by American rrexs Association.
mmsc and took nearly KM) prisoners.
tures were used In prosecuting tho
keepers of the gambling house.
Mr. Irlscoll Is now conducting n crti-
sado against theatrical posters which
in UU opinion are In violation of tlm
law forbidding the exhllilton of any
picture "which shall tend to demoral
ize the morals of youth or others or
which shall be lewd, indecent or Im
moral." The police olllclal holds that
posters depleting scenes of crime com
under this definition, and he tins begun
proceedings against theatrical mana
gers who have them posted.
Barefoot Dancer Will Reeaiva $50,000
For Lots of Foot.
Countess Thamarn do Swlrsky, who
dances barefoot before those willing to
pay to see youth, beauty and grnc,
has decided that her toes are her for
tune, and she has Insured them against
Photo by American Preni AMOciatlon.
accident for $10,000 each. By paying;
an annual premium of $750 she will
get $.",000 for each week she Is Inca
pacitated from dancing because of tb
Injury to a pink toe, and if she lose
a foot she will get $.'0,000. The loss
of both feet will mean that she will
receive $100,000 unless the Injury lsdn
toannecident while traveling, Inwhlctt
ctise she will receive double benefits.
Countess do Kwlrsky Is a Russia,
and Is barely twenty-one years old.
Hlie Is now on a tour of the United
States. She belongs to the same class
of entertainers as Maud Allan and Isa
dora Duncan, though her dancing U
Praaident Leaiee the Peabody House at
Beverly, Mate.
Tho summer capital of the United
States will lie at Beverly, Mass., foe
two years more, at any rate, as Presi
dent Taft hns leased a summer homo
there for 11)11 and V.M'i. Ho will oc
cupy Parrnnmttu, an estate developed
by the la to Henry W. Peabody. Ther
,! I I ' f 'si
1 v, ... . .
are sixty-five acres In tho grounds,
and a nine hole golf links will be laid
out for tlia president.
The house, which Is about fifteen
years old, Is of the modernized colo
nial type and contain! twenty rooms.
It alts on a hill and overlooks tbV
ocean on one side and a pleasing land
scape) ou tho other. It Is rsschod by a
private avenue, '
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