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WITH SOME INCIDENTAL
.RELATION TO THE WOMAN
Dearborn Me bill
tWrUbU MA kr Modal. Yard a Co.
Cormly Resist Hie Greatest Tempta
tion. Gormly had faced many difficult sit
uations In his life. Even bis success
ful business career bad confronted
him with crises of moment. But be
had never contemplated anything
which imposed so hard a task upon
his judgment and his feelings as the
approaching Interview. What means
young Haldane would take to induce
his sister to come with htm, how
much of what bad transpired he would
tell her, Gormly had no means of
knowing of course; but be felt con
fident that by hook or crook the young
woman would be produced, and that a
Tew minutes would And him face to
face with her.
He did not in the least know how
to begin or what to say, and the more
tie thought of it tba more difficult
became the situation. It was well
that the time for reflection was short.
It Is better for a man who has to do
great things to do them before the
mental and spiritual enemy has time
to instil doubts into the mind. And
It was with a feeling of relief In his
growing apprehension and misery,
jtherefore, that he heard the front
Idoor open. He heard voices that he
"knew in the hall, and In another mo
ment the library door was opened and
Miss Haldane entered the room alone.
He had risen on her approach and
tood confronting her. She was evi
dently greatly surprised.
"I did not know you were here," Bhe
began. "Livingstone did not tell me.
I did not expect"
"It was to see me, or rather that I
might see you, that you were brought
here, and I alone am responsible."
"It Is a most extraordinary proceed
ing." said the girl nervously. "I can't
Imagine why I was brought to you."
"It was necessary for me to see
jou," returned the man.
"Then why didn't you come to my
"I could not."
, "Why notr
"There are reasons which will prob
ably rendT me forever an unwelcome
visitor to your house."
"I believe," said the girl slowly,
i'owly, "that something very serious
roust have happened, or you would not
tiave bad me brought here."
"I can scarcely bear to tell you."
"You alarm me beyond measure!"
rled the girl, pressing her bands to
ner nreast as ir to sua us wua inroD
bing. "You must not keep me In sus
pense any longerl What is it that you
have to tell me? What is it that Is
likely to come between us?"
"This," responded Gormly, handing
lier a few typewritten sheets of paper.
"Am I to read thlsT" she asked, ta-
"And This Is Why You Made Me That
Offer of Marriage r
king it from blm and looking very
straight at blm.
He was very pale now and she was
scarcely less white.
"Walt!" said the man, as she lifted
the paper and bent her head. "Per
haps it would be more merciful to
"Just as you think best. I am a
strong woman. I can bear anything.
Is It about," there was a long pause
He nodded his head.
"What has he done?"
"Miss Haldane," he began, "I say to
you quite simply that I would rather
be dead than stand here as I do now
with the burden of telling you that
your father Is the head and front, the
backbone, the brains, the genius, the
everything, of the Gotham Freight
company and the Sachem society."
"My God!" exclaimed Miss Haldane,
the paper dropping from her fingers
to the floor.
She was paler than over. She stared
at him almost ta dumb tneeenprohoa
ton. Her body swayed slightly. Oorav
to aua4 olooar te hot. tolled Mr
R-ntly. supported her to a chair Dy
the library table. She put her face
in her hands and rocked to and fro
"It can't be true." she said at last.
"You are mistaken. Surely not my
father In that sink of corruption at A
onuery and iniquity and efianic! oat
it Isn't true!"
"I wish to heaven I could say It:
but" The man Bhook his head. "I
told you that I would rather have been
dead than have brought this upon
"You are not to blame." answered
the woman, her sense of Justice upper
most. "It Is the fact Itself that kills,
If It be a fact! There must be some
"I wish there was."
"Are you sure absolutely?"
"Your father confessed it here in
this room a half hour ago."
"Why do you tell me of It?"
"Because," was the answer, 'the
whole world has to know It, and I pre
ferred to tell you myself rather than
let you get It from the newspapers."
"You are going to publish it?"
"But why why?"
She threw up her arms In nervous
"Think," said the man. "it Is the one
fact that makes my election certain."
"And does your ambition run to the
wrecking of my father's good name
In order that you may be elected?"
"No. If you will think, you will
know that It does not. I am doing it
for the sake of honor, for the sake of
duty, for the sake of humanity," he
paused and raised his own hand. "So
help me God!" he cried with upturned
"But is it necessary?"
"The cause of popular government
13 being fought out right here. The
contest transcends In importance any
political battle that has even been
waged. If the government of and
for and by the people Is to be a suc
cess, we have to demonstrate it now
or else go down, it may be forever.
The people have a right to know what
Is back of the Sachem society, where
It gets its enormous corruption fund.
I should be a traitor, false to my duty,
a betrayer. If I did not make public
this knowledge that has come to me."
"It is all true," she said .aflast.
"You Bay my father was here?"
"He was very much agitated at
some news that my brother brought
him a short time ago. Does Living
"He does. I told him."
"To give him an opportunity to
withdraw from association with us In
view of this attack."
"And what did he decide?"
"He decided to stay with me."
"And this Is why you made me that
offer of marriage now rather than
"Yes. I wanted you to feel, after
you had this news, that while I alone
knew it, I paid you the highest com
pliment that I could think of; that my
heart was Irrevocably pledged to you
whatever was to happen." -
"That was kind of you. You have
always been kind to me."
"I don't see how you can say so
after this." He pointed to the paper.
"This," she replied, her eyes follow
ing his outstretched hand, "makes a
great difference, doesn't ItT"
"I don't know. I suppose It will. It
does not make any difference in me."
"But don't you see it makes it im
possible for me if you How could I?
The enemy of my fatherl"
"I don't suppose you could," he an
swered. "That Is another reason why
I wrote when I did, because I was
fearful that you would bate me when
my agency in the unearthing of this
was known; that you would receive
no communication from me; that our
acquaintance would be broken off;
and I wanted you to know before It
was too late all that was in my
"I am surprised," said the woman,
"that you could still continue to love
the daughter of "
"Don't say that!" quickly interposed
Gormly. "I don't love you because
you are anybody's daughter, but be
cause you are yourself. I can't trust
myself to speak about It when I see
you," he continued, turning away, "and
I could curse myself for ever having
become Involved In such a situation.
I wish there was some way out of It
8ometlmes I am minded to "
'There Is no way out of It," said
the girl quickly.
"No, I suppose not" He turned
away from her and began to pace the
room with long steady steps.
"Mr. Gormly," she said at last, "come
here. Sit down there on the other
side of the table. I want to see you."
Amazed, the man complied with her
"Now tell mo the whole solemn
truth. Ycu say my father was here
with you before I came?"
"Does he know that you know?"
"It was to see me about that that
"Did he make some effort to Indue
you not to publish these facts!"
"What was the effort?"
"He argued with me."
"Is that alir
"He threatened retaliation."
"Is that all?"
"I think he even pleaded."
"And is that alir
"Yes." said Oonnly, telling her his
first lie, telling It bravely, audaciously,
even looking ber straight In the eye
"Mr. uormiy, returned the wom
an, "whatever ho Is, my father la not
a fool." :
"His worst enemy would sot so de
"II know that you wore aot a man
who could b moved bv threats or '
treanes. You have demonstrated that
you can be. in this campaign at least.
Iron hard, Inflexible. Immutable. And
there Is no argument that any mortal
man could use which could Induce you
to hold your hand. Isn't that true?"
"I I am afraid so."
"What then did he propose to in
"Great heaven," cried Gormly, "I
have told you all that I will tell you;
all that you have a right to know! Suf
fice It to say that he did not move
"Mr. Gormly, I ask you. I Implore
you, I adjure you. did my father offer
me to buy your silence?"
Gormly stared at her In ghastly hor
"You don't answer." said Miss Hal
"Stop! You are on oath now, by
your honor as a gentleman, by your
belief in God, by your faith In woman
kind, by your love for me! I want the
truth. Indeed, it Is almost unneces
sary for you to speak. Your silence,
everything, confirms mo In that belief.
A man who would do what he has
done would not hesitate at that. But
I must know, and I must have your
"And I cant tell you."
"Well, I won't then. I have told
you enough. Anything else you muBt
get from other people."
"And so you refused me?" said the
girl standing up. "Look at me!" She
stretched her hands out and stood
boldly, magnificently, defiantly before
him. "You refused me! Many men
have wooed me; many men have
sought me for a wife. I did not love
you, I don't love you; but I might
have learned. You might have had
me. You say I am the dearest desire
of your "heart. A little ellence, a pa-
per torn In two, a momentary forget
fulness, and I ' should have been
)ours. She plcKea the paper up irom
the table as she spoke and held it be
for her. "I could tear It up In a mo
ment. Think what you might have
had." She stepped slowly around the
table and approached him. She came
nearer to him. He stared at her fixed
ly without moving. She was by his
side now. She laid her hand upon his
shoulder. "Me," she said, "for this,
and you refused!"
He nodded. It was the hardest task
life had ever laid upon him, this dis
cussion. "What are you mr,1e of?" she cried.
"I don't know," gasped the man
hoarsely. "I was a fool!"
"Will you take me now?" she Inter
posed swiftly, "and suppress this? If
I say that I will marry you tomorrow,
will you keep this a secret forever?"
"Great God!" whispered the man,
"how you tempt me!" "
"Will you do it? Answer!" .
"No!" said Gormly faintly at last.
"For two reasons. I would not be
worth your respect for a moment if I
did. I could never hope for your love
In that case. And I won't have any
womun that I have to buy."
"And we have both tried to bribe
you, my father and 1, and we have
"You did not try to bribe me, El
eanor. I am sure jou did not know
what you were doing."
"I did." she said. "I wanted to test
you. I wanted to try you. I wanted
to see if it was true. I wanted as
surance that my father had done this
thing. I wanted to measure your man
hood by my womanhood. Oh!" she
said In a sudden change of mood, "the
light has gone out of life for me!"
"My dear child," he began tenderly.
She shook her head and sat down
once more and once more buried her
face in ber hands. He ventured to
come near to ber. He laid bis own,
hand on her head and stroked it gent
ly, murmuring broken words; mean
ingless, save to ber on whose ears
they fell Indistinctly. At last she lifted
ber head and looked at him. She
caught his band In both her own.
"You are a great man," she said, "a
strong man, a true man, and I am
only a poor, wretched woman. I kiss
the hand that smites me." Before he
could prevent It she suited the action
to the word. "Now." she said. "go.
You have done all you can. I under
stand, I believe. Sometimes I think
I But won't you go now V
, Without another word Gormly turn
ed and left her.
He found Miss Stewart and young
Haldane still in the hall. They stared
at him awestruck at the tragedy In
his grim face.
"Go to her!" he said as ho passed
them. "She needs you."
To be Continued.
M'ooa r or Hale.
One hundred loads of wood, cut
into stove length, for Bale. Also, a
lot of hedge posts and corn crib posts
James P. Latta.
Do you want an
If you do, get one who has
Experience, Ability, Judgement.
Telegraph or write
DateaTmade at this office or the
Murray Stat Bank.
Good Servicat Seasonable Bail
NDnunicn Garment Workers Un
e'er Pclic 3 Escut Attacked
ONE WORKMAN IS SHOT DEAD
Wounded Policeman and Striker Re
ported Dying Rioters Armed With
Homo-Made "Billies" and Four Offi
cers Are Badly Beaten Up.
Chicago, Dec. 16. In a clash be
tween Btrlkjng garment workers and
police, one workman was shot dead,
another fatally wounded and several
combatants on both aides seriously
Injured. Nonunion tailors employed
by D. Kuppenheimer & Co. were being
escorted to a shop and had been as
sailed by the strikers.
Charles welnike, one or the po
licemen Injured, may die. A striker,
shot through the lungs by one of the
police guards ot the nonunion work
ers, is reported dying at St Eliza
beth's hospital. He Js Mark Llngwisz.
Policeman Albert Wlnge was beaten
so severely he was unable to return
to the police station for duty. Three
other policemen were bo severely
beaten they had to bo given medical
attention. The affray was declared by
the injured policemen to have been
When the policemen drew their
wenpons the strikers fled. Many of
the rioters were armed with home
made "billies," composed of a chunl
of lead at the end of a Bhort thong,
and with these they assailed the po
A marked increase In the bitterness
with which the strikers engago In
riots has been seen since the peace
The man who was killed was of Im
mense stature and weighed more than
200 pounds. Ho had felled Policeman
Welnike when he was shot and killed.
Later he was Ident.lfled as P. Noga
reckls, a former employee of B. Kup
penheimer. BANK ROBBER KILLS SELF
Earl Ward Commits Suicide Sur.
rounded by Posse of Farmers.
Sallna, Kan., Dec. 16. Earl Ward,
thirty years old, who, it is said, robbed
the State bank of Paradise, securing
$2,500, killed himself when surround
ed by a posse of farmers, fourteen
miles north of that place.
Ward's suicide came as a climax to
one of the most Fcnsatlonal robberies
in central western Kansas in recent
years. He had made a hard ride for
liberty, but as the farmers over the
entire section had been notified by
telephone, the posse easily picked up
For Ave houn he succeeded In elud
ing the farmers who were after him,
but about sundown he was surrounded
at a place fourteen miles north of
Paradise. At first he seemed to be
seeking a route to liberty through the
lines of the determined farmers, but
failing to And this, the turned the gun
he had bought earlier In the day upon
hinuelf and sent a bullet Jnto his
When the members of the posse
reached his side, they found $2,500,
which Ward had stolen from the bank.
The bank ofllclals say all of the stolen
money was recovered.
ROADS ASK FOR MEDIATION
Erdman Act Invoked to Aid In Settling
Controversy With Engineers.
Chicago, Dec. 16. The western rail
roads have appealed to United States
Commissioner of Ibor Charles P.
Nelll and to Chairman Martin Knapp
of the Jnterstate commerce commis
sion to act as mediators in the wage
controversy between the railroads
and the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers. This was learned from
an authoritative source.
This action on the part of the Blxty-
ono railroads operating southwest and
north of Chicago, which have had the
question ot wages up for discussion
with the engineers followed the re
fusal of the latter to accept the offer
of 9'i per cent .Increase over the old
NEW SWISS PRESIDENT
Federal Council Elects March-Emlle
Rue net to Succeed Robert Comtess.
Berne, Switzerland, Dec. 16. The
federal assembly in Jojnt session of
the national and state councils elected
March-Emlle Ruchet president of the
Swiss confedoratjon for 1911. Louis
Ferrer was chosen vice president of
the federal council. M. Ruchet is now
vice president of the federal council
and chief of the department of the
Interior. M. Ferrer occlped the presi
dency in 1906. The retiring president
Is Robert Comtess.
Robin Cooper Is Married.
Louisville, Dec. 16. Robin Cooper,
who, with his father, Colonel Duncan
D. Cooper, was charged with the mur
der of ex Senator Edward W. Carmack
in Nashville In tha fall of 1908, was
married to Miss Eva Lee Smjth.
Jurors Acquits Oscar Jacobs.
Sturgls, S. D., Dec. 16. The Jury
In the case of the state against Oscar
Jacobs, charged with killing Elba Rob
erts here In January, 1909, brought la
a verdict of not guilty.
RESUBMISSION ARE SURE
They Believe Amendment Will G
Des Moines. IX'c. lti Thut the nexl
iesUlahue will be in favor of the re
submission of the prohibition ameud
luout is the hopeful prognostu-atiot
made by H. H. Sawyer, president ol
the Iowa Amendment association.
Mr. Sawyer has completed his list
of the standing of the legislators ou
the temperance question. He says In
response to his letter for statement
of attitude on the question, member!
of the legislature whom the assocla
tion considered doubtful previous tc
the election have come out unquaU
Oedly for constitutional prohibition
- . . .i n jIP"' l.l-rnioua wwlw machine which ncrvfcoaV
ACCOrding tO the Statistics Compiled! knomhaabm tha atan.Unl for atari nftyyrara, tlk
by Mr. Sawyer, there will be twenty
members of the senate In favor, eight
een opposed and eighteen on the
fence, but the house members will b
overwhelmingly in favor ot the amend
ment. The promoters believe they
can get the six necessary In the sen
DRAGGED OVER TIES BY TRAIN
Though Terribly Injured In Accident
W. H.WIghtman Will Live.
Council Bluffs, la., Dec. 16. Al
though having his collarbone broken.
one leg fractured In two places, three
ribs splintered and a number of cuts
and bruises, W. 11. Wlghtmau, agent
for the Illinois Central at Mode, la.,
was brought to a Council Bluffs ho
Wightman came here to receive a
promotion as agent from Bode to Yh
eoo, In. Returning ho alighted from
the trajn at Bode. He tan into the
station, grabbed his suitcase and raced
back to find tho train moving, lid
caught the hand rails of the last cat
as the train sped by and there he hunt
suspended for over a mllo, dragging
and bumping over tho rails nnd lies
afruld to let go and unable to reach
the car platform.
Man Who Killed Clarence Con-
dill Falls Under Train.
Ma:.on City, la., Dec. 16. Fred An
derson, wcighmaster of tho Chicago
Milwaukee, and St. Paul at Spring Val
ley, Is a Belt confessed murderer
Clarence Condltt, driver of the Wells
Fargo Express company at the sam
place Is dead from the hands of An
derson. The tragedy occurred at the
depot. On Sunday night the Informa
tlon was gained some way that Con
ditt was to have considerable money
In his possession belonging to bin
company. Anderson reasoned that it
would not be a hard matter to get the
money from him, as he usually came
to the depot alone, and no one would
ever susnlelon him. When Condltl
came, and after the passenger had
pulled out, he shot Commit dead. Feat
overtook Anderson over the terrible
tragedy and without even stopping to
rob blm he laid In wait until an east-
bound freight came along and he
boarded it. At Lansing he attempted
to alight from the train and In do
Ing tills made a wrong step and was
thrown beneath the wheels. One ol
his feet was bo badly crushed that am
putation was necessary. At once sua
piclon pointed toward Anderson and
he was arrested by Sher.lff Nicholson.
It was an easy process to secure a full
story of the occurrence from Ander
RULING IN LIQUOR CASE
Private Parties Have Right to Make
Pes Moines, Dec. 16 The supreme
court placed a new interpretation on
the Btale liquor laws when it held that
a person not connected with any com
mon carrier can voluntarily receive
and deliver liquor, even . though the
person to whom the delivery is made
does not hold a liquor permit.
Under this ruling the high court
reversed the conviction of Thomas
Wlgnall In the Mahaska district court
of the crjme of receiving a delivery ol
liquor contrary to law. Wlgnall, as a
favor to some frjends and without
compensation, went to the Rock Isl
and station at Eddyvllle and secured
cases of beer shipped to his friends
and delivered the eame to them.
For this act he was arrested and
convicted In the lower court.
Organize to Fight Saloons.
Ida Grove, la., Dec. 16. A business
mens association, formed to defeat
the saloon petition, has been launched
In Ida Grove. At a meeting of the
organization a capital stock of $50,000 1
was raised. II II. Sawyer, president
of the Amendment association, organ
Ized the club.
pioneer lowan Expires Suddenly.
Elkader, la, Dec. 16. Gilbert
Cooley, veteran civil war postmaster
at Strawberry Point, dropped dead
.,klU nn .tufa. In kU Affl a
wuiirj uii uui; in imo uuilo, aft'Tu eur i
pntv nv Il leaves a wlilow and
four sons, one of whom Is lion. Ed
win O. Cooley, the noted educator of
Lone Bandit Robs Bank.
Sallna, Kan., Dec. 16. A lone bandit
held up the State bank at Paradise
and secured 12,500. He forced the
cashier to unlock the safe and then
securely tied the eashter and (our
otner men wun a ciomca use colore
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MISSOURI PACIFIC STRIKE
IS NOW AT AN EliO
A special from St. Louis, under
date ot December 15, says: "The
formal announcement terminating;
the strike ot machinists, bollermak
era and blacksmiths on tho Missouri
Pacific-Iron Mountain railroad sys
tem probably will bo IsbuoiI tomor
row. President James O'Connell ot
the machinists tonight reiterated his
statement of last night that a settle
ment of the difficulties will b
Ho was In conference with Gen
eral Manager Sullivan of the Mo.
Pacific during the greater part of to
day and lato tonight.
Mr. O'Connell said that he and
his associates had considered th
basis of the proposed agreement, fol
lowing a discussion with Mr. Sulli
van, and tonight tho matter was sub
mitted In what probably will be Its
final form. The exact nature of tho,
agreement was not announced and
will not bo until after the conference
to be held tomorrow."
OPPOSE TARIFF REDUCTION
Grange Would Retain Present Ratoa
on Meat and Grain.
Des Moines, Dec. 16. Publicity la
the only thing that will save the rural
population from further decline in tho
state in the mind of tho Iowa Slato
Grange, and Its committee on result
reponeu in tavor oi mo enoct.-
ment of legislation looking toward th
establlshment of a state bureau ot
Opposed to any chunges In tha tar
iff which wlU'affect meats and agri
cultural products, the Grange adopted
resolutions declaring Its hostility to
tariff reduction along this line, It will
oppoBO any attempt to Increase freight
and passenger rates In the state ami
for the preservation of game recom
mends the passngo of a law which will
prevent the killing of quail for a pe
riod of from five to ten years.
RICE CONVICTED BY JURY
Detective round Guilty of Attempting
to Extort Money.
Des Moines, Dec. 16. A. W. Rlr.e,
formerly a detective for the AntlSd
loon league, was found guilty of at
tempted extortjon by a jury in the dis
trict court. Rice Is one of the three
sleuths who were Indicted by the
grand Jury on a charge of offering to
release an East side couple, arrested
on a charge of conducting a disorderly
house, If they would pay the in a aunt
C. P. browning, one of the trio, wa
convicted on the charge lust week. A.
R. McKee, the third one, will be tried.
Rice lives In Columlja City. la. Ills
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