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( Mitt Hope Suggettt.
No sooner bad Miss Maclalre ran
iished than Keith's thoughts turned to
-ward Hope Walte. She would need
someone In her loneliness to take her
1 mind from off her brother's death,
and, besides, much had occurred of
, interest since the funeral, which be
desired to talk over with her. Be
yond even these considerations he was
becoming aware of a pleasure in the
girl's company altogether foreign to
this mystery ' which they were en
deavoring together to solve. He
yearned to be with her, to look Into
her face, to mark how clearly the dif
fering soul changed her from Christie
Maclalre. He could not help but like
the latter, yet somehow was conscious
of totally different atmospheres sur
rounding the two. With one he could
be flippant, careless, even deceitful,
but the other aroused only the best
that was In him, her own sincerity
making him sincere.
Tet there was reluctance In his
steps as he approached the door of
15," a laggardness he could not ex
plain, but which vanished swiftly
enough at Hope's greeting, and the
sudden smile with which she recog
"I was sure you would come," she
dec'ared frankly, "and I took an early
lunch so aa to be certain and be here.
It has seemed a long time since."
"And you might have even thought 1
Toad forgotten," Tie answered, releasing
her hand reluctantly, "If you could
have looked into the dining-room
lace., instead of staring out of these
"Why? How forgotten?" her eyes
opening wide in surprise.
"I had the pleasure of taking supper
with Miss Maclalre."
"Oh!" the exclamation decidedly ex
pressive. "Yes, I come at once to you with
the confession. However, our meet
ing was purely accidental, and so I
hope for pardon."
"Pardon from me? Why, what dif
ference can it possibly make to me?"
"Would you have me consort with
the enemy?" he asked, scarcely daring
to press his deeper meaning.
"Oh, no,' of course not. .1 What did
you talk about? Do you mind telling? 1 that and Keith Keith sitting there
"Not In the least; our conversation before her she would have doubted It
waa entirely Impersonal. She was au. And yet even Keith had come
telling me about Hawley; what a won- nt0 her life so suddenly, so unexpect
derfully good man be is. I have be- edly, as to leave her dazed and un
gun to suspect the fellow ha fas-1 certain, that she extended her hand
clnated the poor girl he is a good and touched him, as though ta make
looking devil, possessed of a tongue .
dripping with honey."
"Surely you do not mean she has
fallen In love with him," and Hope
shuddered at the thought "Why
why that would be impossible for i
for a good woman.
"Standards of morality are not al-.
ways the same," be defended gravely.
"Miss Maclalre's environment has
been vastly different from yours,
Hope. She la a variety hall singer;
probably, from her own account, a
waif since childhood; and Hawley has
come to her in the character of a
friend appealing both to her Interest
end sympathy. I do not know she la
In love with him, I merely suspect she
may be; certainly she Is ready to do
battle on his behalf at the slightest
opportunity. She believes in him, de
fends him, and resents the slightest
Insinuation directed against him. He
even escorts her back and forth from
"You know this?"
"I certainly do," and he laughed at
the recollection. "Falrbaln met us
coming out of the dining-room you
know what a delightful, blunt, blunder
ing fellow he lsl Well, Miss Christie
must have made an Impression even
on his bachelor heart, for he actually
requested the privilege of escorting
her to the Trocadero, and back to the
hotel after the performance to-night
hinted at a lunch, the gay old dog,
and pranced about like a stage-dour
Johnnie. It was a treat to watch her
face when he blurted It all out, snap
ping his sentences as If he swung a
whlp-lash. She excused herself on
the score of a previous engagement."
"But that was not necessarily with
"I asked her directly, after the doc
tor had disappeared."
"You must have become very famil
iar," questioning once again In her
"So Miss Maclalre evidently thought,
Judging from her manner. However
she answered frankly enough, and
even defiantly added the lnfurmatlou
that the gentleman had something to
Impart to her of the utmost Import
ance, sarcastically asking me If I
didn't wish I could be there and over
hear. 13ut sit down, Hope, until I tell
you all that has occurred."
He went over tbe various events In
detail, watching eagerly tho expres
sion upon her face as she listened in
tently, only occasionally Interrupting
with some pertinent Inquiry. Tbe light
fell to that she eat partially in the
shadow, where ber eyes could not be
read, yet he experienced no difficulty
In comprehending the various moods
with which the met his narrative, the
Ait or me plaims
rHOR0rMY Lady Or TUr Aouth
Vhem Wildepneso Was Kina "trttrc
Illuotratioms By DeARBMin Mraviix-
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color changing in ner cneea's, ner sup
ple form bending toward him, or lean
ing backward In the chair, her fingers
clasping or unclasping in nervous at
tention. He began with Neb's report, '
repeating, word by word, as nearly as
he could recollect, what had passed
between Hawley and her father. He
paused to inquire if ehe had ever
heard the name Bartlett, but her re
ply was merely a negative shake of
the head. When he described their
missing the train, she was, apparently,
not convinced as to the General's de
parture upon It, although finally agree-1
ing that, if he really believed the re-,
port that the man sought was else
where, it would be characteristic of f
him to accept the first means of get
ting there. "If he only knew I was
here," she exclaimed wearily, "It
might be so different, but, oh, we are
all of us Just groping in the dark."
Then Keith turned to his chance meet
ing with Miss Maclalre, and repeated
carefully their conversation, dwelling
particularly upon the few admissions
I which had slipped through her Hps.
These did not seem Important to eith
er, although they treasured them up
and talked them over. Then, having
exhausted the topic, silence fell be
tween them, Keith asking the privl-
1 leee of llehtlnr a clxar. IIodo. after i
I watching him apply the match, think-1
ing what a fine face he had as tne
ruddy flame brought It forth with the
clearness of a cameo, leaned back,
drawing aside the semblance to a lace
curtain, and staring forth, without see
ing, Into the street
Somehow, It was bard for her to ful
ly resize the altuation, and how close,
ly it arrectea ner. i ds swuuy passing
events, the complication arising so
suddenly, apparently out of nothing,
left her feeling as though she must
surely awake from a dream. She could
not comprehend what It was all
about; the names Dartlett and Phyl
lis had no clear meaning, they repre
sented nothing but shadows; and this
other woman this music hall singer
what could there be In common be
tween them? Yet there must be
something something of vital Import
ance to her father something which
had a'ready cost her brother's life.
That was the one thing which made It
seem an actuality which brought It
home to ber as a rugged fact But for
8ure of his actual presence.
"What is it, Hope?"
"Oh, nothing nothing," her voice
breaking In a little sob. "It Is so 811. y,
but I was Just wondering If you were
real evervthlne senis so imnosslble.
i. -.--- . . , A.
I ennnot bring my mind to grasp the
lie aia noi enn:e, out omy iuuk 1110
groping hand Into both of bis own.
"I think I underptand, little girl."
he said gravely. "You are totally un
used to such life. Almost without a
moment's warning you have been
plunged Into a maelstrom of adventure,
and are all confused. It is different
with me since the first shot at Sum
ter my life has been one of action,
and adventure has grown to be the
stimulus I need, and upon which I
thrive, nut I assure you," pressing the
soft hand warmly, "I am real."
"Of course 1 know that; it makes
me glad to know it. If I could only
do something myself, and not Just sit
here, it would all become real enough
She rose suddenly to her feet, clamp
ing ber hands together, her face
changing with new animation.
"Why couldn't I? I am sure I cou'd.
j Qh, Mr. Keith, It baa Just come to me
' now I can help."
ue looked at her questlonlngly,
thinking of her beauty rather than of
J what she said.
"Do do I really appear so much
like like that woman?" she asked
"Very much, Indeed, excepting for
the slight difference In age." I
"That would never be noticed in the
dark, or a poor light Am I the same
"And my voice? could you distin
guish me from her by my voice?" 1
"I might; yet probably not, unless
my suspicions were arouned. What la
It you are thinking about?"
Cha rrt a Attttn ttrnath tnnriiTiff
now directly facing him In the light
"Of playing Miss Mnclalre to-night,'
sho said quickly. "Of taking her
place, and learning what It Is of so
much Importance Hawley has to re
port Don't you think It might be
The sheer audacity of this unexpect
ed proposal left him speechless. He
arose to his feet, gripping the back
of the chair, alraoBt doubting If he
could have heard aright his eyrs
searching the girl's face which was
g'owlng with excitement. Of course he
could not permit of her exposure to
such a risk; the scheme was Imprac
ticable, absurd. But was It? Did It
not offer a fair cbance of success?
And was not the possible result
wonny to risk assumed? He cnosea
back the earlier words of protest ure
uttered, puzzled as to what he had
best say. A quick-witted resourceful
woman might accomplish all she pro
posed. "It looks so Blmple," she broke la
Impulsively, moving nearer him.
"Don't you think I could do It? Would
It be unwomanly?"
"The result, if accomplished, would
abundantly Justify the means,, Hope."
he acknowledged at last. "I was not
hesitating on that account, but con
sidering the risk you would Incur."
"That would be so small merely
the short walk alone with him from
the theater to the hotel," she plead
ed. "Once here It could make no dif
ference If he did discover my Identity,
, 111 -1
"Don't You Think I Could Do
Would It Be Unwomanly?"
for there would be plenty of men near
at hand to come to my defence. On.
nlf)KA fill V VPS "
.-If j Ao tnen we mugt m&6 the 11
luslon perfect, and take as few
chances of discovery as possible. I
must learn exactly how the other j
ureases-, uu wueu lug icavm 1110 iuo-
ater. Fortunately for the success of
your plan the Trocadero permits no
one but performers to come behind
tne scenes, so umi rijr win t?s
compelled to wait for the lady outside
1 the stage door. I had better go at
once, and see to these details."
"Yes," she said, her eyes sparkling
with anticipation, "and I am so glsd
you are willing. I will be most dis
creet. You are not sorry I made the
"Certainly not At first it struck me
as altogether wrong, but the more I
think of It the stronger it appeals to
me. It may reveal to us the whole
conspiracy, and I cannot believe Haw
ley would venture upon any gross
familiarity likely to cost him the gcod
opinion of his ally. There la too muck
at stake.. Walt here, Hope, and I will
be back the very nioment I learn all
that is necessary."
A glance at the office clock con
vinced Keith that, in all probability,
MIsb Maclalre had not, as yet de
parted for the scene of her evening
triumph. Still, it could not be long
before she would, and be lit a cigar,
sitting down In a corner partially
concealed by the clerk's desk to wait
her appehrance. This required longer
than anticipated, and fearing lest he
might have missed the departure en
ureiy, ne waB bdoui 10 question mo
. Thnn,0. vh.n hm hph(,,d nawiev
tirely, he was about to question the
,,.,,.,J, , nH
run up the stairs. He, then, had been
the laggard. All the better, as he
would now have no opportunity to un
fo'd his tale to the lady, as it would
be necesFcry for them to hurry to the
theater. Whatever the nature 01 me
revelation It would have to wait until
the walk home. The excitement of
the adventure was already creeping
into Keith's blood, his pulse quicken
ing. The two returned alr.:03t lr.. medi
ately, conclusively proving that Miss
Maclalre, fully dressed for the street,
had been awaiting the arrival of her
gallant with some impatience. Hawley
was busily explaining his delay ai
they came down the stairs, and paid
little attention to the seemingly de
serted office. Indeed, Miss Christie
monopolized all his thoughts. With
quick scrutiny the watcher, noted the
more conspicuous articles of apparel
constituting her costume the white
mantilla thrown over her head, the
neatly fitting blue dress, the light
cape covering the shoulders surely
It would not be difficult to duplicate
these, so as to pass muster under the
dim light of the streets. Far enough
In their rear to feel safe from obser
vation he followed, noting with In
creased pleasure the rapidity with
which they covered the required dis
tance. Clearly Miss Christie was al
ready nervous lest she have not suf
ficient time remaining in which to
properly dress for her act, and there
would be so exchange of confidences
on the outward Journey. Hawley left
her, as Keith anticipated, at the stage
entrance, the lady hastening within.
"er "c0.rt elrolled leisurely back to
the front of the house, and finally,
purchasing a ticket, entered, the per
formance already having begun.
Keith knew perfectly the arrange
ment of the theater the seats la
front; tables all through the center;
a gallery filled with benches; a noisy
orchestra beneath the stage; a crowd
ed audience of men, with only here
and there a scattered representative
of the gentler sex; busy waiters dodg
ing in and out among the tables, and
down the aisles, filling orders for
liquids from the nearby saloon. The
air would be puogsot with tbe odor
of drink, thick with the fume ef to
bacco, and noisy with voices, except
as some special favorite ea Ue stag
won temporary attention. Tne Trees
dero possessed but one redeeming 1
feature no doorway connected stage!
and auditorium, and the management
brooked no interference with his
artists. It had required some nerve
to originally enforce this rule, togeth
er with a smart fight or two. but at
this period it was acknowledged and
respected. No sooner had Hawley
vanished than Keith found occasion
to enter into casual conversation with
the door-keeper, asking a number of
Question!, and leaving impressed
upon the mind of that astute individ
ual the idea that he was dealing with
a "gent" enamored of one of the
stage beauties. A coin slipped quietly
Into the man's hand served to deepen
this Impression, and unlocked discreet
lips otherwise sworn to secrecy. Out
of much general information a little
of real value was thus extracted
Miss Maclalre's Act began at 9:45 and
was over promptly at 10:10. It re
quired about twenty minutes more for
ber to change again into street
clothes, and she usually left the thea
ter Immediately after, which would be
about 10:30. Yes, there was a vesti
bule outside the stage door, and on
bad nights, those waiting for the la
dies could slip In there. Hut on such
a night as this they generally hung
around outside. No, there was no
watchman, but the manager was fre
quently prowling around.- He'd be
busy, however, at 10:30, getting the
stage ready for the "Flying Her
manns." Abundantly satisfied and re
sisting the door-keeper's professional
suggestion that he'd better buy a
ticket and take a look at the show,
Keith slipped away, and hastened back
to the hotel. The more he Investi
gated the more feasible appeared the
girl's plan, and he was now fully com
laltted ta it
(To De Continued.)
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service. Will also sell one extra
good fall boar weighing over 200
II. L. Oldham, Murray, Neb.
Farmers, Attention I
I have opened the Marler black
smith shop in Mynard and am
prepared to do all kinds of gen
eral blacksmithtng. Horseshoeing
a specialty. Your patronage will
be appreciated. J. V. Anthony.
Ranch for Sale or Trade.
810-acre ranch in Garfield
ennnlv Nehrnskn 3 miloa from
nPoii ntv eonl will
sell or trade for Plattsmouth city
properly. For particulars call at
A cider press good as new.
Daily capacity 3 lo 0 barrels. Cost
$25.00. Will sell for $10.00.
J. C. Petersen.
Highest price paid for
all kinds of poultry.
Hatt Produce Co.
For Rent or Sale.
The frame business house just
wcst, 0f (,c poslolllce in Murray.
; jf)X2.i, ftn( jn
Apply to Holmes or Smith.
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Office First National BankjBuilding
Do You want an
If you do, get one who has
Experience, Ability, Judgement.
Telegraph or write
. ROBERT WIK1NS0N,
Dates mede at this office or the
Murray Stato Bank.
Estimates cheerfully furnished for
all kinds of work in the building line
from foundation to roof complete.
PETERS 6 BHDS
We are prepared to do all
kinds of Building Work.
WIFEY HAD A LONG HEAD
People With Patriotic Instincts Paid
for the Patching Up of Her
"If 1 thought I could get a wife as
smart as the wife of that man who
bought property up in Westchester,
I'd get married tomorrow," said the
pessimist. "It was a bum house he
got hold of. Rotting shingles, sagging
weather boarding, and defective I
plumbing sent cold chills chasing all
over the man every time he looked at .
LucKiiy ior mm nis wire was
not subject to chills. She Joined a
literary society, and one day when
nosing around among historical docu
ments she discovered that their di
lapidated little cottage had been some
body's headquarters for about fifteen
minutes in some war or other.
" 'Patriotic societies can't afford to
let this bouse go to rack and ruin,'
she said with spirit. 'It won't cost
over $300 to make repairs. We
couldn't raise $300 in three years, but
the societies can get it easily enough,
and It Is their duty to do It.'
"She wrote fervent appeals to pub
lic spirited citizens who have a han
kering for Investing money In historic
landmarks. Pretty soon contributions
began to come In. They were not
large, but they were numerous and
the first thing that man knew he had
enough cash on hand to buy new shin
gles and patch up the weather-boarding.
What better Investment can a
fellow make, I should like to know,
than a shanty with a historic past and
a wife with a Wall street head?"
LITTLE JOKE ON FARMERS
6leepers Effectually Roused by Threat
ened Danger In Which They All
Felt a Share.
"I am no foe to whiskers. Indeed,
In cold weather, I regard whiskers
as a blessing. They protect the
The speaker was De Wolf Hopper,
the comedian. From his corner table
in Delmonico's he resumed:
"And reverencing whiskers as I do,
I shall never cease to regret a Joke
I once perpetrated In Nola Chucky,
"We were playing in Nola Chucky
during a campaign, and one evening
on my return to the hotel I was
amazed to find the whole place packed
and Jammed with sleeping and be
lT-V. 1 1 1 .Ma. MAM
mllPM nrnnnn in vnfn ann nnv mtprlir
worn out, they lay snoring every
where. Yes, the entire floor space of
the hotel was covered with sleeping
farmers. All were whiskered, and
their whiskers, sticking up In the air,
caused the hotel halls to resemble
fields of grain. Those upstanding
whiskers In the draughty corridors
waved In the breeze, for all the world
i '"ce "e'd8 of nodding grain on a windy
. "Then I played my Joke.
at the top of my lungs:
'"Hit the one with the whiskers.' "
"And Instantly every blessed farm
er leaped to his feet with doubled
One of the oldest churches in Amer
ica is the French cathedral or bnslllca
of Quebec, which dates back" to 1647.
It is one of the most Imposing struc
tures In Canada. It contains several
important pictures, Including a pic
ture of the crucifixion rnlnted by Van
Dyck In 1030, which, with several oth
er examples of the old masters, was
looted from the churches In Paris by
the revolutionists of 1793 and pur
chased by Abbe Des Jardlns of Que
bec, who happened to be in tho
French capltul at thnt time.
Tho vestments are superb and the
collection of sncred relics Is the larg
est in North America. They are kept
in two large vaults In the sacristy and
Include skulls or bones of more than
400 saints, beside pieces of the true ,
cross and crown of thorns, the cradle
of the child Jesus, a piece of rope
with which the Savior was flogged
and a fragment of the veil of the
holy mother which shows a stain of
the blood of her beloved son which
fell upon it as she kneeled before the
The Figure of the Law.
A husky New York gangster permit
ted himself to be arrested tn tbe
course of a street fight by a policeman.
When the ward leader bad balled him
out, his friends made merry at his ex
pense. "To be done up by one cop!"
was the comment. "You could 'a
eaten htm up wld one bite."
"Yes, an' I could a laid him out wld
one Wow," was the answer. "Say,
young feller, was you ever on de
"Just as a friend; never under de
curtain for keeps."
"Then shut down on your works.
Let me tell you, when a cop comes
at me wld a club I don't see him. I
see de bloke on de bench. The Islnud.
That cell. Ills club looks to me like
all these; and I throw up my hands.
And so will youBe, if you are wine
guys. A cop Is a policeman; be ain't
a man. See?"
Cynlcus What did the signers of
tbe Declaration of Independence raise
by pledging their sacred honor?
Historian From the British point
of view, I rather think they raised
"What does the political pie of which
I hear so much contain?"
"Plums." Washington Star.
PLACE FOR FASHION HINTS
Policeman's Wife Rejoices Over HI
Promotion to the Fifth
When It was reported that the CToes
street policeman had been promoted
to the Fifth avenue squad the police
man's wife declared that she was the
happiest woman in New York.
"Oh, it isn't the salary," she said,,
"nor the honor. I don't know whether
he will get any more money or not
and as for the honor, he had enough
of that where he was. But the fash
ions; Just think of the hints he wQfc
pick up on them. For the last tr.
years I have been sick with envy et
the Fifth avenue policemen's wive
every time I went to a policeman's
ball. Tbey looked so chic. Whsa ,
asked where they got their Ideaa the:r
"'Why, from my husband, of
course. He la right in the center et
fashion, and he takes notes and come
home and tells me things. Then when
I get my clothes made up he can oonv
pare me with the women he see
every day and tell whether I look
Just right or not.'
"Now It la my turn to crow. My
husband's eye for clothes Is as keeni
ai any man's, and there won't be
much In the way of style that will
escape him. Oh, yes, no doubt he will
be kept pretty busy managing the
traffic, but you can trust him to find
out how the new clothes are made, Jua
OPIUM PROBLEM IS SERIOUS
Where the Poppy Is No Longer CultW
vated In China, Bees Stop
Some unexpected results are foundi
from the movement against the pro-,
ductlon of opium in China. In thai
Yunnan, one of the provinces where
opium was produced In large quanta
ties and at a low price and where a,
great deal of it was consumed, It ap
pears that the poppy is no longer cul
tivated, owing to the recent measure
and the poppy fields have quite dig
appeared, according to the statements
made by Doctors Talbot and Rlgaud.
However, this has had a dlsastroua ef
fect on the honey culture of the re
gion. In fact, the honey from Yunnan
was renowned for its quality, but a
the bees find no more flowers, the
1 production of honey is stopped as well
iiAnnr ni rn na wh am f r nnoi waw
rvrrt swva Tt Mtiv va avs k4 1
Rot such as will give honey yield a
well. On another side of the que
tlon, It appears that the habits of the
population are not suppressed by th
present legislation, as some supposed
would be the case, but according to
Doctor Talbot, opium-smoking is again,
on the Increase. Scientific American
Good Effects of Heat Wave.
According to an eminent medloai
authority in England, who has been
talking about the beat wave and !t
effects on tbe general health of the
community, a shade temperature ot
87 degrees Is an excellent thing foi
a number of people provided they are
strong enough to stand it. "To live
for a few days in a continual state
of perspiration," snld this doctor to,
M. A. P., "is about as good a health
reviver as there Is; it really Induce
the same result as the fasting cure,
but in a better way. It clears the
system thoroughly. The only draw
back to this perspiring cure 1 that
some people find it extremely weaken
Ing; those who do should take sus.
talnlng food, but little or no meat K
glass of port wine la advisable in
cases where the heat has a very low
erlng effect on the vitality. I hav
seen a number of cases of nervous d
presslon, neuralgia, and bnd indlgee
tlon completely cured during the last)
few days simply as the result of the
sufferer living in Nature's Turklsb
bath for a few days."
KEEP THEIR MEMORY GREEN
Frenchmen Delight In Pilgrimages te
the Tombs of the Great or
The chapel tomb of Ilonore de Cat
tno at Pere la Chaise was vlBltod thla
afternoon by a group of admirers wb
make a yearly pilgrimage to the spot
on August 18. There "friends of BaW
tac" keep the novelist's memory
green In an essentially Parisian man
ner, leaving cards and bend wreath
on the tomb and delivering speech
and eulogies that are listened to
reverently by a fair audience.
During August Innumerable Amer
lean tourists visit tbe different ceme
teries of the city, and ninny happened
to be nt Pere la ChalHe this afternoon;
at the time of the little ceremony..
The French themselves have a verit
able cult for ancestors that must be
second only to that of the Japanese,
and on every fete day anniversary or
holiday they "precipitate themselves
(to use their own expressive word)
to the cemeteries, leaving alway
some mark of their presence In the
shape of a bouquet, large or small.
The tombs of public men and women,
are yearly the object of special dem
onstrations. Heine's tomb is perhaps one of the.
most favored by foreigners, but thai
of the original Dumas' "Dame au
Cameltas" Is the best cared for, a
every day In the year It Is visited and
carefully dusted by a hnlf-craxy wom
an with dyed yellow hair and thread
gloves, who enters freely Into conver
satlon with all visitors and loves tea
relate the history of this "Msrgue
rite." Parts Correspondence London
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