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WITH SOME INCIDENTAL
RELATION TO THE WOMAN
ttooTrWbt. IMS. by M..Bl. Tn 4 Co.
Colonel Bill Hamilton Plays His Loni
Young Haldane's first duty was to
distribute manifestos to the newspa
pers as far as bis copies permitted.
Having discharged his errand, with
I the one copy which he had reserved
for himself, he headed for home, hit
ting up a tremendous pace as ho
raced along the almost deserted
Before he had left to warn Gormly,
he had In a few hasty words given
his sister an Inkling of what was
about to happen. He knew that she
would be awaiting the result of hit
Interview with an anxiety not to be
measured. In a short time, therefore,
he placed the confession In hei
hands. With straining eyes and throb
blng heart the girl devoured the type
Her feelings were a singular com
pound of varying emotions. For one
thing, there was relief that It was na
worse; for another, there was ad'
miration at the boldness and couraga
with which the man had grappled with
a desperate 'situation, the dexterity
and resource with which in perfect
honor and dignity he had extricated
himself from the dilemma in which
the opposition had sought to plunge
the magnificent audacity wun
which he had faced the crisis ant)
dominated the Interview; lasuy, mere
was a keen, terrible pang of Jealousy
and bitterness toward that other wom
an. It was this last emotion that wai
Eleanor Haldane knew now thai
she loved this man. She realized In
this unveiling of her heart that prob
ably she had loved him all the time;
that the other feelings and emotlon
which he had stirred In her heart ana
she had sought to characterize by dif
ferent words were now blended Into
passion as great as his own.
She sat quite silently, staring at
the paper, reading the lines over and
over again, thinking her thoughts, un
til her brother, who had absented hinv
self for a brief space, came back Into
"Well," he said, "what are you go
Ing to do?"
"Will you take a note to him to
night?" she asked.
"Not now," was the answer. "It'i
too late. I begged him to go to bed
and try to get some rest, ne win
Xneed all his strength tomorrow."
"But this night"
... . - - H.Vn 14 I viu nfln'l
1 aon v cure wiioi u . i
get it to him tonignx. uesiaes mai
Isn't the best way."
The girl sat down at her desk,
picked up a pen and drew a sheet o(
paper toward her. She divined what
was in her brother's mind. She knew
what would be the best way after all
as well as he. Well, she would do It!
"What will father say?" she asked
"He will have enough to do explain
ing his part in this transaction to sa
anything about anything else."
"You don't think that he"
"I am sorry to say it," answered
young Haldane gravely; "but it was
father who gave me the clue, you
know, and I am dead certain that the
whole ring have put the chief of po
lice up to his dirty work."
ne turned away as he spoke and
bung his head In shame. Eleanor
Haldane had already gone through
the fires, and to her overwrought soul
It seemed that no further humiliation
could be brought upon her.
"Maybe," she said at last, forcing
herself to speak with trembling lips
and sinking heart, "he woni care
"Don't be a fool, sis!" said her
brother roughly, yet not unkindly. "He
cares more for you now than any
thing on earth except his election,
and I don't know but that he would
even let that slide "
"He wouldn't!" was the answer.
"That day at Louise Stewart's, father
offered me to him if he would not
publish that matter about the Trac
tion company, and "
"And he refused?"
"Great God! I didn't think the old
man could sink so low."
"That Isn't all either." she went on
dreamily; "for I repeated the offer."
"What!" cried her brother.
"Yes. I asked hlra If I said I would
marry him, whether he would stop
"And he refused you?"
, "God! that's a man if ever there
i "Yes," was the answer, "and that Is
why I am taking this step now. If
he had accepted me, I should have
despised htm. He would have sunk,"
he said bitterly, "to our family level."
Never you mind about our level.
is," said the man gently. "There
are few people on earth that are as
high as your level; and If Gormly
ever does get you, he'll be mighty
"Thank you," said the girl simply.
'Now, I want you to help me with
what I have to write."
Hahlane seated himself by her s'.de,
and the two heads were soon busily
bent over the desk.
While all tnis was uappeutnK t;
town, matters were stirring down
town. The editor-in-chief of The
Planet, belated at a dinner, happened
to come in for a final Inspection Just
as the night editor finished reading
the first copy of Gormly's communica
tion. "What do you think of that?" he
aid, tossing It over.
A few moments sufficed to put the
editor, who was one of the coolest
and most self contained of men, In
possession of the contents. He shook
"It's bad business," he remarked,
banding it back.
"Will it beat himr
"I don't know," was the answer. "1
think not. If ever a man did atone
for criminal folly or carelessness by
his life, Gormly has. He seems to
have been more sinned against than
sinning, anyway. People generally
like a man who tries to brace up and
do the square thing, and if they had
a few days to think it over, I believe
It would do him more good than harm;
but you see the election comes," ne
looked at his watch. It was after ono
o'clock In the morning, "tomorrow."
"Of course, we will want to say
something editorially about It."
"Certainly," was the answer. "I
will do It myself."
He sat down at his desk, took the
paper up again, scanned It carefully.
"Look here," he said. "There Is some
thing concealed about this."
. "What Is it?" asked the subordinate.
"Well, in the first place It doesn't
say who shot the man."
"Why, he says he wrote a confes
sion." "Yes, I know. I believe the "woman
fired the shot, and that he's trying to
save her! If we could only settle
that question, It would be something
to soften the revelation."
"By Jove!" cried the night editor,
"that reminds me!" II picked up
the letter. "Camp Kill Devil, Wyo.!
One of the cub reporters got a story
the other day about some western ad
ventures from a certain Bill Hamll
. ton an old Montana mine owner, and
If I'm not mistaken Gamp Kill Devil
"Where Is the story?"
"I killed it."
"Where is the reporter? I hope
you didn't kill him."
"No," was the answer. He tapped
a bell on his desk. "Send Mr. Ab
bott to me if he's outside," he said to
Fortune was In a complacent mood.
Abbott had Just come in from an as
signment. He was preparing to go
home when the summons reached
him. Instantly he presented himself,
nervous and trembling, and wonder
ing what was up, before the two
deml gods who decided upon the des
tinies "of the paper, and Incidentally
upon the fate or. the reporters, cub
"Mr. Abbott," said the night editor
sharply, "you brought a story In here
the other day from a certain Bill Ham
ilton In which a Wyoming mining
camp called Kill Devil, or some such
name, was mentioned. Do you re
"I killed the story," said the night
editor. "It was no good. Bit now
we want very much to get hold of
the man who gave it to you. Do you
know where he Is to be found?"
"Yes, sir. He's staying at the Wal
"Go up and get him at once!" cut
In the chief curtly. "My machine li
down In the street. Get him up hero
If you have to kidnap him. Tell hlra
we want to see him about George
Gormly. We've got a story In which
we think he would be Interested."
"Yes, sir," returned Abbott.
He did not wait for any further In
structlons. He darted out of the room
and In a few moments was whirling
up the avenue.
Col. Bill Hamilton had gone to bed.
The ofllce force made some demm
about awakening him; but when Ab
bott disclosed who he was, what he
represented, and what Interests .vere
Involved, they sent him up. Natural-!
ly Colonel Bill was somewhat an
noyed at being disturbed; but as soon
as Abbott mentioned the name of
Gormly he was Instantly on the alert.
"What Is It?" he asked, peering'
through the open door.
"It's about Geo'rge Gormly. The
editor-in-chief of The Planet Is at the
office. He wants to see you Imme
diately. It's the biggest thing that
has ever come off In New York. He
thinks that maybe you know eome
J thing about It and can throw some
light on It. I have a big car down
here waiting for you."
"I'll be down In a minute," came
the prompt answer.
"Please hurry, Colonel Hamilton!
We're holding the presses, waiting
for you. Don't stop for anything."
"Set right down there, young man,"
said Colonel Bill, closing the door,
"and see how quick one of the old
dle-wlth-thelr-boots-on crowd can get
Into his duds."
Colonel Hamilton was as good as
his word. He did not wait for any un
due physical adornment. In an In
credibly short space of tfme he came
out sufficiently clnd for decency, and
grabbing the young man by the arm
he fairly ran down the corridor to
ward the elevator. The late diners
were astonished as Colonel Bill and
the young cub forced their way
through the crowded ball to the auto
mobile outside. The colonel had not
forgotten the munitions of war, and
he carried a tin box la bis band which
be bad snatched from bis table as he
-.ti kl hd room..
"It's All Right," He Shouted.
"Get us down to the office In double
quick time," said the cub reporter to
the chauffeur. "Never mind about
fines. Bust up the machine, if neces
sary; but get us there! That's the
old man's orders. We haven't got any
time to spare," he yelled, as the big
They went down the avenue at a
terrific pace, despite the protests of
the officers by whom they flashed In
the night and the efforts that were
made to report them and Btop them.
"This way, sir," said the cub re
rorter, piloting him into the elevator
at once. "Here you are!" he ex
claimed after a wild sweep upward.
He led him through a couple of
doors and usherel blm Into a big
brightly lighted room where two men
"Col. Bill Hamilton, sir," said Ab
bott breathlessly. He almost felt like
saluting and saying, "Come aboard,
"Thirty-two minutes," said the night
editor, looking at hla watch. "Very
"Mr. Abbott, you may remain here
If you wish," said the editor to the
cub. "It will be Interesting for you
"Thank you, sir," said the delighted
young reporter, making himself small
and Inconsiderable In a corner whence
he could hear and see everything.
"You must excuse me," Bald the ed
itor, "for having brought you down
here so Biimmarlly at this hour of the
night, but affairs of great moment "
"You want to know about Gormly?"
"Well, what Is It?"
"Read this," said the editor.
Colonel Bill fished a pair of spec
tacles out of his side pocket and de
liberately perched them astride of his
nose. He read the letter through very
slowly. The night editor was In a
fever of Impatience. Even the imper
turbable editor-in-chief was consider
ably more agitated than usual.
"I B'pose I'm partly responsible for
It." sail old Hamilton; "for I was
down at the city hall the other night
when they had that big meeting, and
I happened to mention that Gormly
reminded me of a young feller I used
to know out at the camp named For
dyce, George Fordyce, to a fellow
there. He was slick, smooth and
agreeable enough and we had a couple
of drinks together and I let out more'n
I'd ought to. Since then, however,
I've been doln' a little quiet Investi
gate' on my own hook, and I've here
In this tin box, which I brought down
with me and which I keep locked all
the time, some documents you might
like to see."
The night editor groaned over the
long wlndedness of the frontiersman.
"What's the matter, sonny?" asked
Colonel Bill solicitously. "Ain't sick,
"No, no," was the answer.
"But go on, please, Colonel Hamil
ton," said the editor; "and will you be
as explicit as possible. We are hold
ing up the paper In the hope that you
may he able to throw some light on
this matter, and time Is of the great
"Where's the woman?" asked the
editor, after he had examined the last
paper that Colonel Bill had submitted.
"Well, you won't find her," said the
old miner slowly. "She's pulled up
stakes and hit the trail. I helped her,
and I don't mind sayln' that I said
I'd see her through this thing. I don't
believe she could be caught where
she's gone. I don't b'lleve there'll be
any pursuit made after her; but If she
Is, she's got to be let go. Pete Bree
den was a dog if ever there was one,
and he deserved all he got. That's
all, I guess. Gosh! I'm dry!"
"Mr. Abbott," said the editor, "will
you procure such refreshments as
Colonel Hamilton Is accustomed to
take under such circumstances?"
"You know the dope, boy. I want
It straight too. Same's we had the
"Yes, sir," answered the reporter.
Til have it here In a minute."
"Now, Colonol Hamilton," said tho
editor, "you have rendered the peo
ple of New York, Mr. George Gormly,
and Incidentally The New York Planet
about as great a service as we could
expect to receive from a human being
What you have said throws an en
w.eiy new ngtit upon Mr. uormiy let
ter. He Is In a much more admirable
position through you. Why, he ap
pears In this like a hero. Mr. Shaw,'
will you put this matter In Bhape to
accompany Gormly's letter, while I
comment editorially upon It?"
At this moment the cub reporter en
tered with bottle and glasses.
"I'm glad," said Colonel BUI as he
poured out a generous portion, "to be
of service. After you're all filled up,"
be continued ai at hla suggestion the
two editors and even the cub reporter
accepted a small drink from the laxae
bottle, "we'll drink health and success
to my young friend Fordyce, which la j
now named Gormly, and damnation to ,
the chief of police and his gang!"
And that was the kind of toast In !
which they could all heartily Join.
Whlteflcld had thought that the In
cident was completely covered and
that nothing more could be added to
the amazing story. Before the forms
were finally locked, however, and the
first edition went to press, the night
editor, who still remained at his post,
received a communication of such
amazing Importance that he Inserted
it after the editorial In large capitals,
double leaded, as the completing touch
to the most extraordinary announce
ment that he felt bad ever appeared
ta The Planet.
To be Continued.
Rid Yourself of Unnecessary
Burdens. A Plattsmouth Citizen
Shows You How.
Don't bear unnecessary burdens.
Burdens of a bad back are unnec
Get rid of them.
Doan's Kidney Pills cure bad backs,
Cure lame, weak and aching backs,
Cure every form of kidney ills.
Lots of local endorsement to prove
P. M. Lindsay, Marble St., Platts
mouth, Neb., says: "Off and on for
about two years I suffered from pains
In my back and while at work, a dull,
sieady ache through my loins greatly
disturbed me. I had reason to be
lieve that my trouble was caused by
disordered kidneys, but I was unable
to find relief from the remedies I
tiled. Finally Donn's Kidney Pills
were brought to my attention and 1
procured a box at Goring & Co's
drug store. The results that followed
their use showed that I had at last
found the right remedy for my trou
ble. In return for the great Improve
ment Doan's Kidney Pills brought, J
highly recommend them."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
rents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Uemember the name--Doan's and
take no other.
. l!lg Game and Dance.
Arrangements have been completed
for a red-hot basket ball game Fri
day evening, Dec. 30th, between the
Plattsmouth high School team and
the German Turners. The event
promises to be one of the best ever
held in this city and as both are local
teams a large crowd Is expected to be
on hand to cheer their favorites. The
high school team has Improved much
since their last game and the Turners
will be there with the goods. A dance
will be the closing feature of the
evening, starting right after the
game. Music will be furnished by
the M. W. A. orchestra. Remember,
Friday evening, December 30, at
Coates' hall, at 8 o'clock.
Hunks on Sure Thing Now.
How an appalling calamity In his
family was prevented is told by A. D.
McDonald, of Fayetteville, N. C, It.
P. D. No. 8.: "My sister had consump
tion," he writes, "she was very thin
and pale, had no appetite and seemed
to grow weaker every day, as all rem
edies failed, till Dr. King's New Dis
covery was tried, and bo completely
cured her, that she has not been
troubled with a cough since. It's
the best medicine I ever saw or heard
of." For coughs, colds, lagrlppe,
asthma, croup, hemorrhage, all bron
chial troubles, it has no equal," EOc.
$ 1 .00. Trial bottle free. Guaranteed
by F. G. Frlcke & Co.
Take a trip to a warmer climate
and see the Adeline plantation lands.
Fare round trip, $32. CO, sleeping car,
meals, etc., furnished free. Go Dec
20th, Jan. 3rd or 17th. White us for
full information. Seo our ad on an
Windham Investment Co.
Mr. Paul Ottoens, of Klmwood, ar
rived In Hie city last evening to look
after business matters In tho county
seat, and was a gueHt of the Platts
mouth hotel during his stay In the
Do you want an
If you do, get one who has
Experience, Ability, Judgement.
Telegraph or write
DatcVmade at this ofllce or the
Murray State Bank.
.Good Service Reasonable Rites
Fine House as
A N T A C L A U S was good i
runkliu MncYeugh, seeretuij
the treasury. The uiau in
charge of I'iK'le Sam's nuances
received as a Christ urns gift a fine real
donee In Washington, completely fur
nlslied. Mrs. MacVeagh acted a
agent for Suutu lu making the gift.
The house Is on Sixteenth street,
near Columbia road. It was built ac
cording to Mrs. MacVeagh's own Ideas
of what a hospitable borne should be,
so It Is admirably adapted for tho en
tertainments which sho delights to
Mr. and Mrs. MacVeagh have a res!
donee in Chicago nnd a summer home
at Dublin, N. II. By nn ngreeoble
fiction the Washington houso is a "sur
prise" gift to tho secretary. It would
PHOTO BV AMERICAN PB&ASS'lU
BKCKKTAIIY MAOVEAOll. HIS WIFK AND
1I0CHH HUB (iAVR HIM.
bo to most husbands, for his wlfo paid
for It. Mrs. MacVeagh Is woulthy in
her own right She was Kmlly Fames,
daughter of Henry F. Karnes of Chica
go, founder nnd president of the Com
mercial National bunk there. Mr. Mac
Veagh was a director of the bank un
til President Tuft put him at the head
of the treasury department; thou he
resigned from tho bank's directorate,
Mrs. MacVeagh Is not only interest
od In society, but In philanthropic eu
ternrlses nnd women's club work. Sho
has traveled much and has been pre
scntcd nt several European courts,
She hns n fine collection of Chinese
nnd Japanese curios which she bought
discriminatingly while traveling In the
ON ONE JOB SEVENTEEN YEARS
New York Speedway Commission Has
Nearly Finished Work.
New York's funimm speedway,
stretch of road two miles long nnd
which cost more than fri.OOO.OOO, has
beeu completed for a dozen yours, but
the Harlem river speedway couimls
slon, the official titlo of tho men who
condemned nnd appraised tho land
used In constructing the speedway, has
not yet completed Its work.
After being In existence for seven
teen von is the commission Is about
? I i i ' ' it'
2) ' .i; Jk'"kKii. X.v
NKW TOKK'H HI'KKDWAY.
ready to jjiake a dual report, and tin
less there uro unexpected legal dllllcul
ties the court will be asked to dls
charge the members of the commission
curly in 1011. Of the orglnal three
members of tho commission only one
remains. Tho men have been pulil $H.
n day for each session held, nnd us
meetings wore held dally In tho early
months the commission has been ex
The commission was called upon to
condemn land along the Harlem river
which was to bo graded and turned
Into tlin llnest roadway In the United
States. In some cases the commission
nnd the owners'of the hind could not
agree on tonus, nnd In oilier cases they
could not ogree ns to where the line be
tween shore nnd river ended. The city
owns the river, which In some place!
was filled In to give room for the drive
Tho courts were culled on to settle
tho disputes; there woro decisions, np
Deals, new trials and more appeals. It
was at first estimated that tho speed
way would cost $1,000,000 and that It
would be completed within eighteen
months. The final cost was five times
the original estimate, and It required
more than five years to finish the
ciiliil! m i nil
I "'V ' ;'
TO ASK REPEAL "
OF MULCT LAW
ntl-SalooD Leaps Will Next
Urge County Option Plan.
NCREASE CONSENT PER CENT
Saloons Operative In Cities Only When
65 Per Cent of Voters of County
Sign Supervliors In Two Count lea
Turn Down Anti's Petition.
Dos Moines, Dec. 27. -A county
unit option law will be asked of the.
legislature by the Iowa Anti-Salooa
league. Under the provisions of the
proposed law the legal sufficiency for
consent petitions to Insure operation
of saloons under the law must be 15
Under this enactment of law the
consent of that number of voters at
the last general election must be Be
rn rod In the county to permit the con
duct of the saloon business in the city.
Under this option plun the league-
believes that nwny cities will become,
dry, although the majority of the sig
natures of voters within the city may
The louguo will first urge tho re
peal of the mulct law, restoring Iowa,
statutory prohibition to Iowa.
Turn Down Anti's Petition.
Tho board of supervisors of Wlnne-
B..lok county has turned down the list
of withdrawals secured by the Iowa
Anti-Saloon league to defeat the mulct
saloon petition of consent In that
county. Un lengue will apponl to th
The board of supervisors of Lyon.
(onnty hns also refused to consider
the nnnies on the withdrawal pe
titions and the league will ask for a
hearing In the district court.
During tho campaign of the past
two weeks the league hns been suc
cessful In defeating In Carroll, Dick
inson and Palo Alto counties. In
Chickasaw county the liquor men filed
petition with 340 signatures. The
league is circulating a petition in an
effort to secure 4D0 slgnotures or
more than the number claimed on th
MAKES ATTACK ON PROHIPS
C A. Wlndle Speaks In Favor of Sa
loons at Ottumwa.
Ottumwa, la., Doc. 27. C. A. Wln
dle, president of the National Mer
chantA' and Manufacturers' associa
tion, addressed fifteen hundred citi
zens In answer to tho Rev. Billy Sun
He stated that prohibition Is wrong
because it Is contrary to human na
ture, because It Is against personal
liberty, and because It prevents tho
regulation of the liquor traffic and.
courts the Illegal sale of stimulants.
Ho appeuled to the manhood of Ot
tumwa's citizens not to allow their
personal liberty to be bridled, and h
emphasized the point that the abuse
of personal liberty was what had don
all the harm.
BLAZE AT BENF0RD, IA.
Drug Store Destroyed, Bank, Hardwir
Store and Grocery Badly Damaged.
CreBton, la., Doc. 27. Twenty-flve
thousand dollars damage was done by
fire which originated in Blvin's drug
store at Benford. Mr. Blvln was In
jured when a gnsoline lump he was
carrying exploded. The Creston fir
department responded to a cnll for all
and wont down on a special train. K
water famine made It d I flic n't to check
the flames. Blvin's drug store was
destroyed nnd tho Citizens' bank.
Steven's hardware storo and tb
Swearlngor grocery were damaged.
The loss on tho drug store Is $15,000.
WILL OPEN EXTENSION
Waverly Addition to Waterloo, Cedar-
Falls and Northern Completed Soon.
Waterloo, la., Doc. 27. It Is expect
ed that tho new Waverly extension to
tho Waterloo, Cedar Kails and North
ern's lntorurban will be opened for
traffic this week. The extension is
from Denver Junction to Waverly, a,
distance of about eight miles. If
present plans materialize the lntorur
ban system will be extended from
Cedar Falls to Dike next seoson.
Iowa Hardware Men to Meet.
Dos Moines, Doc. 27. Ketnll hard
ware dealers of Iowa will moot at
the Coliseum from Fob. 21 to 24 for
tnelr tliliteenth annuul convention.
The eighth annual meeting of the.
Iowa Hardware Mulual Insurance as
sociation will lie hold In the Coliseum,
nwmbly room In connection with tha
retail dealers' meetings. A big ex
hibit will bo open to Inspection on
thti niuiu floor of the Coliseum.
Many Baptisms at Waterbo.
Waterloo, la., Dec. 27. In nearly
ill the cliurchoB there were a largo
number of baptisms and hundreds of
new members wore received as a re
mit of the Sunday meetings. About
1,000 new members were received In
the twenty churches which took part
In the union revival campaign.
Sioux City, la., Dec. 19 Robert, tho
four-year-old son of M. J. Orr, a
plumber, fell into a tub of scaldlna;
water and died.
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