The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, February 23, 1911, Image 5

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ine justify tti course be had In mind?
As to her attitude, he felt doubtful.
Perhaps she did not agree with the
South American that murder was
sometimes necessary in the service of
one's country.
Moreover, while Alcatrante was un
doubtedly serving the Interest of his
country, Oriue had no real certainty
that he himself was in a similar posi
tion 11 a had norf reason to infer
.w'.n- r. wr nf Importance to h whispered Impulsively. "I am going
the United States government, dui
I." he said. "I have been waiting all
toy life Just for you."
"But even now you don't know who
I am. I may be a a political adven
turessor a woman detective or- "
"You may be," he said, "but you are
the woman I love. Your name your
business, if you have one those thlusa
ion"t matter. I know you, and I love
She leaned closer to him. "Dear."
mMiar art ST
The joyous momenta rushed by.
She had crept eloae to him again, and
with her head on his shoulder, was
saying: "There la much for us to
tell each other."
"There seems to be only one thing to
say now." He kissed her tenderly.
"Oh, but there la much more."
"Where shall we begin T" asked
"Well, to be matter-of-fact, do you
live In Chicago?"
"No. dear. I live In New York."
"I didn't even know that," ahe whis
pered. "And about me. Our family
home has been In one of the suburbs
here since I was a small girl. For sev
eral years I was sent east to school,
and after that I went abroad with
some friends. And since then "
"It can't be so very long," he whis
pered, "though you speak as though It
were decades."
"It Is six years. Since then my
father and I have spent our winters In
the east, coming back home for the
summers. Just think how much you
are learning about me!"
Orme lifted her hand to his lips.
Suddenly the room filled with a light
which to their expanded pupils seemed
bright as the sun. The door had been
opened and an electric light In the re-
, ceptlon hall shone In. Framed In the
doorway was the outline of a man.
Orme shouted Joyfully" and jumped
to his feet
"Why what ?" the man began.
Orme helped the girl up. and to
gether they went to the outer light,
For a moment they could do nothing
our lives."'
Then Orme and the girl made theli
way to the elevator.
From the Devil to the Deep Sea.
"How shall we go?" asked Orme, u
they descended to the street level
By train. There Is no other - con
venient way, since my car Is at home."
She looked at him doubtfully, and add
ed, "but they will be watching th
railroad stations."
He nodded. "A motor would b
safer If we can get one." He gav
her hand a secret pressure while the
elevator boy was opening the door foi
them, and as she passed before him
she flashed upon him a look so filled
with love and trust that the sudden
thrill of his happiness almost stifled
At the La Salle street entrance Orms
had a fleeting glimpse of the watching
Alcatrante. The South American, aftei
one astonished stare, darted away in
the dusk. He would follow them, ol
course, but Orme decided to saj
nothing about him to the girl.
"I must telephone," she said sudden
ly, stopping as If to turn back to the
building. "Father will be very anxl
"The booths In the building must bs
closed." he said. "We'd better try s
drug store."
after all he could only go by Inference
The affairs of some private corporation
In the United States might have a seri
ous bearing on problems in South
America and the far east He decided
to sound the girl for information that
would be more definite.
Rut first the ouestloa as to their
next move mui,t be answered.
"Do you know where we can get a
motor?" he said.
"No" she prolonged the word doubt
fully. "We may have to take a motor
"It would b safer than the railroad
r the electrlo line." Then he asked
with great seriousness: "Girl, dear, I
don't know much about the meaning
and value of these papers in my pock
et and I don't care to know any more
than you choose to tell me. But let me
know just this much: Are they as Im
portant to you as they are to our ene
mies? Have you really been justified
In the risks you have run?'
"You have seen how far Alcatrante
aud the Japanese have been willing to
go," she replied, gravely. "I am sure
that they would not hesitate to kill us,
If It seemed necessary to them In their
effort to get possession of the papers.
Now, my dear, they are even much
more important to my father."
"In his business interests?"
"Much more than that"
They were walking along the glim
mering canyon of La Salle street,
which was now almost deserted in the
dusk. A motor car sviept slowly
around the corner ahead and came
toward them. It had but one occu
pant, a chauffeur, apparently. He wore
a dust-coat, a cap, and goggles which
seemed to be too large for him.
Regardless of Alcatrante, who was
following them, Orme hailed the chau
feur. "Will you take a fare?" he
The man stopped his car and, after
I a moment of what Orme interpreted as
to tell you everything who I am, and
about the papers "
"Walt!" He held his hand before her
mouth. "Don't tell me now. Do as you
planned to do. Be simply 'Girl to me
for a while longer."
She moved closer to him. Their er
rand, the danger, were tor the time
forgotten, and the motor hummed along
with a burden of happiness.
"You haven't looked at the papers
yet." said Orme, after a time. They
were ' turning east toward Lincoln
"Do I need to?"
"Perhaps not I took them from the
envelope which you saw at Artma's.
But here they are. I did not look at
them, of course."
He drew the parchments from with
in his coat and placed them In her
While she examined them, he looked
! straight ahead, that he might not see.
He could hear them crackle as she un
folded them could hear her sigh of
And then something occurred that
disquieted him to a degree which
seemed unwarranted. The chauffeur
suddenly turned around and glanced
swiftly through his goggles at the girl
and the papers. The action was, per
haps, natural; but there was an as
sured expectancy in the way he turned
Orme did not like it Moreover,
Accordingly they made their way to indecision, nodded slowly.
the nearest and the airl went to the I "How much by the hour?"
booth. The door was shut for a lonj Orme.
time. 1 The chauffeur held up the ten
While he was waiting, Orme glanced ' gers of his two hands,
through the brilliant window. In th Orme looked at the girl. He hadn't
light of an electrlo lamp across tha that much money with him.
street he discerned faintly a motion
less figure; without hesitation h
crossed the pavement, recognizing Al
catrante more clearly as he left thf
dazzle of the store.
The minister did not budge,
face, as Orme approached, was
If I only had time to cash a check,"
he said.
"All right," she whispered. "I have
ptenV" ......
i They got Into the tonneau, ana we
HU girl, leaning forward, said: "Take the
cold Lake Shore drive and Sheridan road to
and expressionless. j Evanston."
"Senor," exclaimed Orme, "does youi Again the chauffeur nodded, without
trade Include murder?" ' turnlni toward them
Made Their Way to the Elevator.
but breathe, so good the fresh air of
the reception room seemed to them.
Then, looking at the man again, Orme
saw It was the clerk to whom Alca
trante had made his accusation two
hours before.
"How did you come to be In there?'
the clerk demanded.
Orme hesitated; then he decided to
make no charges. "I got rid of that
crazv fellow who was following: me
. around," he said, "and I came back,
and this young lady and I went in to
examine your refrigerator. The door
was ajar, and some one pushed It shut
and locked it We should have
smothered If you had not come."
"It was the merest chance," said
the clerk. 'My work kept me late. As
I was leaving, I happened to glance at
the thermometer dial here. It regis
tered below freezing. I couldn't under
stand that, for there Is no Ice In the
refrigerator, so I opened the door to
"I broke the coll," explained Orme,
"In the hope that the night watchman
might be Interested in the dial."
"Well," said the clerk, drawing a
long breath, "you had a close shave.
There Isn't any night watchman at
least not In this office. It I had bal
anced my books on time today, you
two would have stayed where you
were until tomorrow morning."
"I will come In tomorrow to see Mr.
Walllngham and explain everything. I
will pay for a new thermometer, too, if
he will let me."
"I don't think he will let you do
that," said the clerk. "He will be I
grateful that nothing worse happened."
"Yes, I believe he will," replied
He glanced at the clock. It was I
quarter after seven. Going back Intc
the chamber which had been the sceni
of both their danger and their happl
ness, he got his coat and the girl's hat
The parchment papers crackled in hit
pocket as he put the coat on. The girl
meantime, adjusted her hat
"Say," said the clerk, holding th
outer door open for them to pasi
through, "was that fellow's story about
your holding notes of ours was thert
anything in It?"
"Absolutely untrue," replied Orme.
"He must have bad you confused
with somebody else."
"lie must have." Orme held out bis
hnud. "Manv thanks in vnu for savin
"Not at all. Why do you ask, Mr
"Because only a lucky Intervention
has saved you from the murder of t
young lady and myself."
"You are exaggerating, my dear sir.
Alcatrante laughed.
"Is it your custom to lock people Into
air-tight chambers?" i
"Air-tight?" Alcatrante was clearly
disconcerted. "I did not suppose thai
It was air-tight Also, I did not dream
that the young lady was there. Bui
this game Is a serious game, Mr. Orme.
You do not appear to understand.
When one Is working for his country,
many strange things are Justified."
"Even murder?"
"Even murder sometimes."
Orme had an Inspiration. "Thank
you for the truth, senor," be said. "I,
too, am working for my country. If
you continue to follow us, I shall as
sume that you have murder In your
uiuu, nuu i Buna act accoraineiv."
Alcatrante smiled coolly.
"This is fair warning," continued
He glanced to the drug store and
saw the girl coming out of the tele
phone booth. Hastening across the
street, he met her at the door.
"If father had had any idea of such
complications when we came west,"
she said, "there would have been plen
ty of men near by to help us. As it
is, we shall have to act alone. It If
not a matter for dotectlves or for the
police. I I almost wish It were," she
Orme wondered again whether this
father could have realized what dan
gers the girl was encountering. But,
as If divining his sudden anger against
the man who could let his daughter
run such risks, she added: "He doesn't
know, of course, the details of our ad
ventures. I have permitted him to
think that It Is simply a matter of
"And now he Is reassured?"
"Yes. Oh, you have no Idea yet how
Important it Is."
"You were a long time In the booth,"
lie said.
A mysterious smue nitterea across
her face. "I thought of another person
I wished to talk to. That person was
hard to get"
"Long distance?"
"It proved necessary to use long dis
tance." Then she caught a glimpse of the fig
ure across the street "There's Mr. Al
catrante," she exclaimed.
"Yes, I have Just had a talk with
Her face showed concern.
"Don't let him worry you, dear," he
added. "He will try to balk us. We
must expect that But I think I can
take care of him."
"I believe it." she said, softly.
Ho wondered whether she could
guess how relentlessly he wns plan--!-S
tc deal with Alcatrante. Would
"Does Our Chauffeur Remind Yeu of
Any One?"
there was something alarmingly famil
iar in the manner of the movement -
Somewhere Orme bad seen a man
move his body like that But before
his suspicions could take form, the
chauffeur had turned again.
The girl handed the papers back to
Orme.' "These are the right papers."
she said. "Oh, my dear, If you only
knew how much they mean."
. . . m a. S tvt
for .nmrU. that he was " Held mem ior a moment in mi
UU1W . ' . . rrl . . l ,V.. t
tnntnr In WhlCIl 10 UHHU. 1 ucu, nun iriuuiuig lucm w
searcn tor the hidden papers. "We'd
better give him further directions," j
said the girl.
But the chauffeur turned north at
the corner and put on more speed.
"He's taking the right direction."
she laughed. "Perhaps his Idea Is to
follow Sheridan road till we tell him te
1 don't quite like It." said Orme,
thoughtfully. "He's a bit too sure of
what he's doing."
The girl hesitated. "It is funny."
the exclaimed. "And he's going faster,
too." She leaned forward and called
up to the chauffeur: "Stop at this corner."
He did not seem to hear. She re
peated the order In a louder voice, but
the only answer was another burst of
Then Orme reached up and touched
the chauffeur's shoulders. "Stop the
cart" he cried.
The chauffeur did not obey. He did
not even turn his head.
Orme and the girl looked at each
other. "I don't understand," she said.
"I'm afraid I am beginning to," Orme
replied. "He will not stop until we
are where he wishes us to be."
"We can't get out" ihe exclaimed.
"No. And If I pull him out of the!
seat the car will be ditched." He
puzzled vainly to hit on a method of
action, and meantime the moments
They passed the university grounds
quickly. Orme retained an Impression
of occasional massive buildings at the
right Including the dome of an ob
servatory, and at the left the lighted
windows of dwellings.
He saw, too, the tower of a light
house, a dark foundation supporting a
changing light above; and then the
road turned sharply to the left and,
after a few hundred yards, curved
again to the north.
Suddenly the chauffeur slowed down.
On either side were groves of trees.
Ahead were the lights of an approach
ing motor.
Orme was still at a loss, and the
girl was awaiting some decision from
him. When the chauffeur at last
turned and spoke three short words
Orme realized too late the situation be
and the girl were In.
"We stop now," said the chauffeur.
And the girl, with a horrified gasp,
exclaimed: "Makul"
Yes, It was the Japanese.
Calmly he put on the brakes and
brought the car to a standstill by the
roadside; then, removing his goggles,
turned to Orme and the girl and smiled
an Inscrutable smile. There was an
ugly bruise on his forehead, where
Orme had struck him with the wrench.
But quick though Maku was, he was
not quick enough to see a motion
which Orme had made Immediately
after the moment of recognition a mo
tion which had even escaped the notice
of the girl. Perhaps it accounted for
the coolness with which Orme met his
enemy's eyes. .
Miss Ida Egenberger and Mr.
Emil Baumgart United in the
Holy Bonds of Matri
"He doesn't waste many woras,
whispered the girl to Orme.
While the car was turning Orme
noted that Alcatrante had stopped
hnrt nnd was watching them. It was
not hunting for a
Perhaps his plans were so complete
ly balked that he was giving up alto
gether. No, that would not be like Al
catrante. Orme now realized that In
all likelihood the minister had fore
seen some suchcircumstance and had
made plans accordingly.
He was more and more inclined to
believe that Alcatrante had but half
expected to keep him long Imprisoned
In Walllngham's office. Then what
had been the purpose underlying the
trick? Probably the Intention was to
make Orme prlsonor for as long a peri
od as possible and, In any event, to
gain time enough to communicate with
poritnl and the Japanese and whatever
o'ther persons might be helping In the
struggle to regain the papers. The
probabilities were that Alcatrante had
been using the last two hours to get
In tcuch with his friends.
And now those friends would be In
formed promptly that Orme and the
girl were setting out by motor. This
analysis apparently accounted for Al
catrante's nonchalance. Orme and the
girl seemed to be escaping, but In
truth. If they approached their destina
tion at all, they must run Into the am
buscade of other enemies. Then the
nearer the goal, the greater the dan
ger. As the motor slid smoothly north
ward on La Salle street, Orme looked
back. Alcatrante had made no move.
The last glimpse that Orme had of him
showed that slight but sinister figure
alone on the sidewalk of the deserted
business street.
They trossed the Clark street bridge.
"Keep on out North Clark street until
you can oross over to Lincoln park,"
said Orme to the chauffeur.
The only Indication that the order
had been heard was a bending forward
of the bowed figure on the front seat:
Orme explained to the girl. "It will
be better not to take the Lake Shore
drive. They may be watchlna the
Pere Marquette."
"You are right," she said. "As a pre
caution, we'd better not pass the ho
tel." "How surprised I was to find you
waiting for me there last evening,"
mused Orme "and how glad I"
"I never called on a man before," she
"I had made up my mind only a lit
tle while before." he continued, "to
stay In Chicago till I found you."
"I'm afraid that would not have been
easy." She returned the pressure of
his hand, which had found hers. "If It
hadn't been for those papers, we might
nover have met."
"We were bound to moat vw
To be continued.
his pocket with as little noise as pos
sible, he caught the girl's eye and, with
a significant glance toward the chauf
feur, said in a distinct voice:
"I will slip them under the seat
cushion. They will be safer there."
Did the chauffeur lean farther back,
as if to hear better? or was the slight
movement a false record of Ormo's
Orme decided to be on the safe side,
so he slipped under the cushion of the
extra seat another mining prospectus
which be had in his pocket, placing It
In such a way that the end of the pa
per protruded. Then he put his lips
close to the girl's ear and whispered:
"Don't be alarmed, but tell me, does
eur chauffeur remind you of anvone?"
She studied the stolid back In front
of them. The ill fitting dust-coat masked
the outline of the figure; the cap was
so low on the head that the ears were
"No," she said, at last, "I think not."
With that, Orme sought to reassure
They were In Lincoln park now.
Over this same route Orme and the
girl had ridden less than twenty-four
hours before. To him the period
seemed like a year. Then he had boon
plunging into mysteries unknown with
the ideal of his dreams; now he was
moving among secrets partly under
stood, with the woman of his life lov
ing her and knowing that she loved
One short day had brought all this
to pass. He had heard It said that
Love and Time are enemies. The false
ness of the saying was clear to him in
the light of his own experience. Love
and Time are not enemies; they are
strangers to each other.
On they went northward. To Orme
the streets through which they passed
were now vaguely familiar, yet he
could hardly believe his eyes when
they swung around on to the lake
front at Evanston, along the broad rib
bon of Sheridan road.
But there wns the dark mysterious
surface of Lake Michigan at their
right. Beyond the broad beach, be
could see the line of breakwaters, and
at their left the electrlo lights threw
their beams Into the blackness of little
parks and shrubby lawns.
The car swept to the left past the
university campus.
"Do you remomber?" asked the girl,
In a low voice, pressing his arm. Then,
"Don'tl" she whispered. "Some one
will see!" for he bud drawn her fuce
to his.
They came to the corner of Chicago
nveniin and Sheridan rond, whore they
had li lilted tJbi client before In tluJr
or TUB
Ba.nk of Cass County,
of I'lattsniouth, Nebraska.
Charter No. 642.
Incorporated In Hie urate of N'ehraska, at the
close of hushies February 17, lull.
From Wednesday's .Dally.
At the pleasant home ot the
bride's mother, Mrs. J. V. Egen
berger, on South Sixth street, this
afternoon at 3 o'clock occurred the
marriage of Miss Ida Egenberger tad
Mr. Emil Baumgart. The ceremaaj
was performed by Canon Burgess,
rector of St. Luke's church.
The wedldng was a quiet one, the
guests Including only the Immediate
relatives of the contracting parttea.
The ring form of the ceremony was
observed, the wedding march was
played by the bride's sister. Miss
Florence Egenberger. The bride was
gowned In a traveling suit with hat
to match, while the groom wor the
conventional black, and the happy
couple were unattended.
The rooms were tastefully deco
rated with roses and carnations
throughout, and potted plants located
here and there, which presented a.
beautiful appearance.
A bounteous dinner was served at
4 o'clock, the table groaning with
palatable viands and delectable
dishes; cake and fruits In abundance
were served. The happy young peo
ple departed on the north bound Mis
souri Pacific train for a ten days
This popular young couple have
hosts of friends In this vicinity and
throughout the country, who will be
more than pleased at the announce
ment of those nuptials. The bride Is
the charming daughter of Mrs. J. V.
Egenberger and possesses a legion ot
friends In the city. She Is a native
of Plattsmouth, having grown up
here, attending the public school, at
which she graduated with honors
three years ago, and has taught since
In the schools of the county, giving
very excellent satisfaction where she
could be prevailed upon to take a
The groom Is a prosperous young
farmer and a son ot Mr. Fred Daun
gart and wife of this county, and has
a large circle ot acquantancea and
friends throughout the county. In
whose estimation he stands very high.
On their return Mr. and Mrs.
Baumgart will reside on a farm four
and a half miles west of this city,
where they will be at home to their
numerous friends.
The Journal Joins with their large
circle of friends In wishing Mr. and
Mrs. Baumgart much happiness In.
their Journey through life.
Loans and discount HI2.7KI flo
Overdraft mruiwl and unsecured.. 2,'S3i SI
HoiiiIm. securities, JiidtfineutM. claims,
el; 1,01)0 00
Hanking1 house furniture and tlx-
tuivn p.300 00
ltealitatntlii-rthan liatiklnirliiiuite 4.:C fw
Current fXix-iiM-s and laxcK paid.... (147 40
Cash Ileum. 132 41
I hie from nal'l, staut and private
liankH M.I43 43
i lieekH and Ileum of pxelianim Ill !M
Currency 7.trJ4 00
(iolil coin U.DIIMIO
.Hllver.nlckeU and cents 2,07 04
Total ....f40"J,t 21
MA Itll.l'I'lKS
('null ill stock puld In ..I fiO.OOO 00
Surplus fiinil ;m.iH0 oo
Cmllvliled pmtlU H.44U HI
Inillvlilual (iHMwItssiiliJccl loelieek. I'J.ii 70
'1 line i-erllllcateHof (leisnlt 101.44.) 70
Cashier' dorks outstanding i,HM IH
Due. toother national, sum and pri
vate hanks 11.377 XI
Notes and hills rc-dlscounlcd 2.i.oo0 00
Total fltOlNO :
Stat or Nkiiiuhka, I
County or Cash
I. T. M. Patterson
cuslderof the aluvn iiuiued hank do herehy
swear thai the alHivn slaleineiit I" corn-el
and a true copy of the reisrt innde to Ilia
btute llunklnif llourd. T. M. Pattkiiho.n.
... ,. ICIIAI4.C. I'AIIXKM, IHlTK-tor,
mum. i iCdKMUKimuK, tnci4jr.
Huhscrlls-d and sworn to iM-foro me this 21st
day of b'eiii uary, lull. Zktta lln wis,
Notary I'll Idle.
Heal My commission expire AUr. I.ih. IVI5
From Tuesday's Dally
Mr. A. M. Story of Blsbee, Arizona,
and wife, who have hen visiting Mr.
Story's brotlier-ln-lart, L. II. Oldham,
and family, for a few days at Murray,
accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Oldham to
Plattsmouth today and dined with
Mrs. Dora Moore. Mr. Story was one
of the pioneer settlers of Rock Bluff,
going there with hla parents In 1808;
he was also a member of the Second
Nebraska regiment during the civil
war. Mr. Story has been a resident
of Arizona for some years, but oc
caslonally gets bark to visit his old-
time friends.
The Omaha Evening News of Tues
day contained the following:
"Luckless but loving swains, two
in number, who Bought marrlatv
licenses In the office of the count i
Judge Saturday came down to eartnu
with a d. s. thud that shattered the!.
roseate vlttion of vine clad cottage c
and all that sort of thing when the
were called upon to pay the 2 llcens s
fee that the unsentimental state re
quires. "Neither swain had sufficient
specie to induce Clerk Greer to pars
with the little baby blue slip which 1
bo essential a thing if a man woult
take the leap In Douglas county.
"The wife-to-be of one went to Y
front for him and from her purr-
made up the deficiency of his otn
excehquer. The other was less fo
tunate and he, with his brtde-thaN
was-to-have-been and the maybe-wll!-yet,
left the court house llcenseless.
"Ross Collins of Bcllevue, aged 21
years, ana iwisb uerm auus
Kaufman of Plattsmouth, Just turn
19 years, answered satisfactorily att
questions regarding their legal com
petency to wed. The license wr i
made out" 'Two dollars, please '
said Mr. Greer. Well, It was Just,
awful. Mr. Collins Bald he was nndt -the
Impression the fee was 1 an i
that was all he had with him. Mr.
Greer called In County Judge LesV
to bear him out In the statement
$2 and rot a cent less was the prlie
"A sadder but wiser couple, tht
left the county building. This norr
the Collins-Kaufman license still K
Blair Porter came up from Union
this morning to look after some
business matters, and was a caller
at Journal headquarters. Mr. Porter
recently sold his farm two miles
south of Union, In Otoe county, and
will soon move to tho one ho bought
one mile west of Union.
Considers Proportion to Move.
Don DcBpln, a former Plattsmour
boy, now owner of the Lincoln br't
team, has been offered $14,000 bor
,o remove the team to Oklaho i.
City. Don Is to retain ownership f '
the team and conduct its affairs J' r.'
the same as before, and only chanr?.
the location of the team's home.
Mr. John Gorder drove in from t'
farm today and looked after buslnt
matters in tho city for a time.