The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, December 18, 1911, Image 8

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    OuTIrom their ne,u 0j foulneBS io
desert s?engers wtr coming
.j Hi' Conl imit'tl.)
Sy Prof.
H. S. Austin's Class
Music at His Home
Last Evening.
1 - W
The Duel In the Desert.
Keith rode straight forward Into the
(sandy desolation, spurring his horse
jlnto a swift trot. After one g'ance
Ibackward as they clambered up the
steep bank, a glance which revealed
Hope's slendor form in the cabin door,
bis eyes never turned again that way.
He had a man's stern work to do out
(yonder, and his purpose could not be
swerved, bis flrmnebS of hand and
keenness of eye affected, by any
thought of her. His Hps coniprensed,
bis fingers gripping the rein, he drove
all regretful memory from his mind,
until every nerve wlthlu him throbbed
In unison with bis present purpose,
lie was right; he knew he was right.
It was not hate, not even revenge,
which had set him forth, leaving love
v-r-'s. hul hziiujjw-the honor of the
Bomn, and of the frontier, of his an-
oestry and his training honor mat
drove him now to meet Ilawley facel
to face, mun to man, to settle the feud
(between them for all tinio. And he
rode smiling, gladly, as to a tryst,
now thnt he was nt last alone, free
in the desert.
The hours patmed, the sun rising
(higher In the blazing blue of the sky;
the horso, wearied by the constant
(pull of the sand, had long since slowed
(down to a walk; the lust dim blur ol
the cottonwoods along tho Fork had
disappeared; and the rider swayed in
the saddle, the dead ltfelessucss of
sky and desert dulling his brain. Yet
he had not forgotten his errand rous
ing constantly from lethargy to sweep
bis shaded eyes about the rounded
horlson, keenly marking the slightest
shadow across the sands, taking ad
antage of every drift to give hlra
wider viewpoint, rising In bis stirrups
to scan the leagues of desolation
ahead. Twice he drew his revolvei
from out its shoath. tested it. and
slipped In a fresh cartridge, return !
lng the weapon more lightly to its!
place, the flap of the holster turned :
back and held open by his leg. The
jsun beat upon him like a ball of lire
the hot sand dinging the blaze back
Into his face. He pushed back the
upper part of bis shirt and drank a
awallow of tepid water from a can
teen strapped behind the saddle. 1 1 Is
jeyea ached with the glare, until h
taaw fantastic red and yellow shape
Idanclng dizzily before him. The
(weariness of the long night presseo
upon his eye-balls; be felt the strain
jof the past hours, the lack of food
the need of rest. Ills head nodded,
land be brought himself to life again
(with a jerk und a muttered word, star
dng out Into the dim, formless dis
tance. Lord, If there was only some
'thing moving; something be could
concentrate his attention upon; some
thing to rest the straining eyes!
Hut there was nothing, absolutely
nothing Just that ieemlngly endless
'stretch of sand, circled by the blazing
ky, the wind sweeping Its surface
(Boundless and hot, as though from 1 he
pits of bell; no stir, no motion, no
movement of anything animate or In
animate to break the awful monotony.
'Doath! It was death everywhere! his
aching eyes rested on nothing but
what was typical of death. Even the
'beat waves seemed fantastic, gro
tesque, assuming spectral forms, as
though ghosts beckoned and danced
In the haze, luring him on to become
'One of themselves. Keith was not a
dreamer, nor one to yield easily to
such brain fancies, but the mad dellrl
vm of loneliness gripped him, and h
bad to struggle back to sanity, bent
lng his hands upon bis breast to stir
janew the sluggish circulation of bit
blood, and talking to the horse to
strange feverluhness.
With every siep of advance the
brooding silence seemed more pro
found, more deathlike. Ho got tc
marking the sand rldses, the slight vn
rlatlons giving play to the brain. Way
It to the left was the mirage of I
lake, apparently ao real that he had
to battle with himself to keep from
turning aside. Hi dropped forward
In the raddle, his liesd hanging low,
so blinded by the Incessant sun gUr
fc wiM no 1niT'r V"r tho c'Hter '!
bat horrible ocean of sand. It wm
boon now noou, and he had been rid
ing steadily seven hours. The thought
jbrought his blurred eyes again to the
portion. Where could he be, the man
jfce Bought In the heart of this soil
lludeT Surely be should be here by
now, If be had left the water-bole at
Elwd. Could be have gone the louger
ute, south to the Fork! The possi
lit of such a thing seared through
iblm like a hot Iron, driving the dull
'Mil from his brain, the leth..igy from
IblB limbs. Oodl no! Fate could never
play such a scurvy trick as that! The
man must hsve been nl; had
failed to lenve camp mu. some
where ahead, yonder wheie i le blue
base marked Uio union oi i id aud
jaky, be was surely coming, r. ig half
(dead, and drooping in the t,a v
Again Keith rose In bi-t s rrcps,
cubbing the mist out of hi. . (bat
ihe might see dearer, u.i'i -tuieU
fcnead. Wbat u tbut aw a; o you
liarf a. shadow t a eeot dunclnti WJore
Cfiy Pahdall Padpish
uthor Of"My Lady Or The South
Vhem Wilderness Was King. 'Ttfrc
Illustration Dv Dearborn Mclviix
a UcClurs & Co.. lilt.)
ins' tortured vltilou? or a moving, nV
lug something which be actually saw 7
Ho could not tell, ha could not be
sure, yet he straightened up expect
antly, shading hlu eyes, aud never
losing sight of the object It moved,
grew larger, darker, more real yot
how It crawled, crawlod, crawled to
ward him. It deemed aa 1 the vague,
ihapeless thing would never take
form, never stand out revealed against
the sky so bo could determine the
truth. He had forgotten all ehse the
silent desert, the blazing sun, the
burning wind all bis soul concen
trated on that speck yonder. Sudden
ly it disappeared a ewale in the sand
probably and, when it roue Into view
again, be uttered a cry of Joy It was
a horse and rider!
Little by little (hey drew nearer
one another, two black specks in that
vast. auxin, of, sund. Lha oniv moving,
living imngs under Che brazen circle
of the sky. Keith was ready now, his
eyes bright, the cocked revolver
gripped hard in bin bund. The space
between them narrowed, and Hawley
saw him, caught a glimpse of the face
under the broad hat brim, the burn
ing eyes surveying him. With an oath
lie stopped his borne, dragging at his
gun, surprised, dawd, yet Instantly
understanding. Keith also halted, and
across the intervening desert the eyes
of the two men met in grim defiance.
The hitter wet his dry lips, and spoke
"I reckon you know what this
means, Ilawley, and why I am here.
We're Southerners both of us, and
we settle our own personal affairs.
You've got to fight me now, man to
i man.
The gambler glanced about him, and
down at his horse. If be thought of
lllght it was useless. His Hp curlod
with contempt.
"Damn your talking, Keith," he re
turned savagely. "Let'a have It over
with," aud spurred his horse. The
gun of the other came up.
"Walt!" and Ilawley paused, drag
ging at bis rein. "One of us most like
ly Is going to die here; perhaps both.
uui it either survives bell need a
hnrf)e tQ get out of th,8 gl,ve
mount; I'll do the same; step away
so the horses aro out of range, and
then we'll tight It out is that
Without a word, his eyes gleaming
with cunning hatred, the gambler
swung down from bis saddle onto the
sand, his horse Interposed between
him and the other. Keith did the
tamo, his eyes peering across the
buck of his animal.
"Now," he said steadily, "when 1
count three drive your horse aside,
and let go are you ready?"
"Damn you yes!"
"Then look out one! two! three!"
The plainsman struck his horse
with the quirt In his left hand and
sprang swiftly aside so as to clear the
flank of the animal, his shooting arm
flung out. There was a flash of flame
cross Iluwley's saddle, a sharp re
port, and Keith reeled backward,
dropping to Lis knees, one band clutch
ing at the sand. Agnln Hawley fired,
but the hoiBe, startled by the double
report, leaped aside, and the ball went
wild. Keith wheeled about, steadying
himself with his outstretched band,
and let drive, pressing the trigger, un
til, through the haze over his eyes, he
saw Ilawley go stumbling down, shoot
ing wildly as he fell. The man never
moved, and Keith endeavored to get
up, his gun still held ready, the smoke
circling about thorn. He had been
shot treacherously, as a cowardly cur
might shoot, and he could not clear
his mind of the thought that this last
act hid treachery also. Put be could
not raise himself, could not stand; red
und black shadows danced before his
eyes; he believed he saw tho arm of
the other move. Like a snake he
crept forwurd, holding himself up with
ono hand, his head dizzily reeling, but
his gun held steadily on that black,
shapeless object lying on the sand.
Then the revolver band began to
quiver, to shake, to make odd circles;
be couldn't see; It was all black, all
nothingness. Suddenly he went down
face first into the sand.
They both lay motionless, the thirs
ty sand drtuklng In their life blood,
Hawley huddled upon his left side, bis
hat still shading the glaring eyes,
Keith lying fiat, his face in the crook
of an arm whose hand atlll gripped a
revolver. There waa a grim smile on
his lips, as If, aa he pitched forward,
he knew that, after be had been shot
to death, he had gotten hia man. The
riderless horses gated at the two fig
ures, and drifted away, slowly, fear
fully, still held In mute subjection to
their dead masters by dangling reins.
The sun blxied down from directly
overhead, the heat waves rising and
falling. b dend, desolate desert
streteblag to the sky. An hour, two
passed. The horses were now a hun
ri& v-o-ii rwsv, nof to nose: ull
else was changeless. Then Into ti.
far uortberc sty there rose a
speck, growing larger axi Isitci, v. It
ers came from the east and ''vt, t ant
ing the air with widely ou.viead
Klnis. area beeks trtuliH ."-- r,i
Is Displayed in His Effort to
Invoiglo the Insurgents Into
the Taft Camp.
A special from Lincoln, under a!
icccnl dale, says: Tin- fact that'
K. AL I'ollanl, prominent y bb-nti-lied
willi I lit Tafl movement, in
tin's stale, should come out and
issue an invitation to all repub
licans in the slate to attend the
Tafl. mass convention lien? le
cemher 1!), has created a ripple of
excitement in the progressive
camp. Hut the move by the Ne
liawka standpatter is beinpr dis
sected by the insurgents with con
siderable acumen and there is lit
tle probability that the play will
result in any particular gain for
I lie react binaries.
"It is nothing more nor less
I ban a scheme to get some of our
number into the ('(invention, as
many as they possibly can, and
then come out with exhaustive,
statements as lo the number of
Taft, men thai, attended Ihe afl'air
and who I hey were," said a pro
gressive. "They are a shrewd bunch, we
will fiive them credit, for Ibal
much, but, I hey cannot by any
ins get away wilh such a move
as Unit," he conlinued. "A plea
of thai kind is a veritable insult
lo our sincerily and if every pro
gressive in I lie stale does not re
sent il by gelling mil and light ins
not only Tafl, but, the men who
are boosting him, then I am badly
mistaken as to Ihe caliber of the
men who have declared them
selves foe parly political free
dom," he declared vehement ly.
The man who was speasing
thus depreciatingly of Ihe oppos
ing wing of Ihe party is a man
who has long been one of Ihe en
thusiastic workers of the slate
and is at, the present time enjoy
ing fruits of gubernatorial
patronage under the Aldrieh ad
minis! rat imi.
Public Auction
The undersigned will sell at
Public Auction tit the old Donelan
farm, I wo miles w est of Plat ts
inoiilh and across Ihe road from
Ihe County Farm, on
Ihe following property, to-wil:
Horses and Cattle.
Two geldings, 5 and 9 years old,;
weight. 3,200.
One horse, middle aged, weight
One mare, 3 years old, weight
1 .100.
One yearling roll..
Five yearling heifers.
Three milch cows.
Two lumber wagons.
Ono seeder.
Ono plow.
One gang plow.
One cultivator.
One fanning mill.
One hay rake.
Two hay racks.
One disc sharpener.
One combined walking lister.
One double stalk culler.
One bob-sled.
One set work harness.
And other articles loo numer
ous to mention.
Terms of Sale.
,ll sums under $10, cash; over
?I0, twelve months' lime will be
given, purchaser giving good
bankable noles bearing 8 per cent
interest. No property (o be re
moved until settled for. Sale to
begin at 1 1 o'clock n. in. Free
lunch will bo served.
Robt. Wilkinson, Auctioneer.
J. P. Faltep, Clerk.
Numerous Witnesses.
The following named persons
from Louisville are in the city ns
witnesses in the (rial of tho State
vs. Frank McCann: C. J. Pankon
in. Frank Ross, 11. A. (Jess, Frank
Nichols, John Kopp, Harry
Thompson, T. C. Amick, Oeorge
Schullz, Charles Andreas, Andrew
I.yilen, L. F. lladden, Jerry Mc
Hugh, Claude Kitlrell. Mrs. Fred
Martens, Mabel Ossenkop, Mrs.
fins Thompson, John Creamer,
Jim Schlalep, Charles Hill, Charles
Anthony, drover Otte, Mrs. I,. F.
AlcOinnis, A. R. Noble, George
Yogle, Alike 'frit sell.
Mrs. Henry Spiuigler and
(laughter, Miss Klizahcth, were
Omaha passengers on the morn
ing I rain today, w here I hey look
ed nfler business matters for a
' few hours.
From Friday's Dally.
Prof. 11. S. Austin stave a de
lightful .sony recital at his home
last evening, the numbers being
furnished by his pupils in vocal
music. Tiie program consisted of
solos, duets and (piarlets, the
first beins; sunn' by Miss Dorothy
llrill, a contralto number; the
winds and music were by II. S.
Austin, the smifjr beinp entitled,
"Two Little dasrpies." .Mrs. Mar
garet falter was accompanist for
.Miss llrill.
This number was followed by a
duet by .Misses C.relclicn and
.Marie Donnelly, Aliss (irelclicn
siiifiiiiK soprano and Aliss Mario
contralto, the number being "(Sray
Days," by Noel Johnson. The
I bird number was a musical ar
rangement of live Chinese pro
verbs, by II. N. Austin, and was
entitled, "Siring of Heads," and
was beautifully wing by Airs. II.
S. Austin. Aliss Llarbara Clement,
who possesses a mezzo soprano
voice, of much power and sweet
ness, sang fourth on Ihe program,
1. "Pat MeCec," by Jesse (iryno;
2. "Caw, Caw, Caw," by J. Nathan.
(Ilen Scot I, was then called on
for two tenor seleclions. "Autos
nnd Airships," words by K.lwapi
Vance Cook and music by a pupil
of Air. Austin's, and "Chance by
Mischance," words by II. S. Aus
tin and music by one of his
Aliss llacht'l Livingston, mezzo
i soprano, sang "A (iypsy Maiden
I." by Henry Parker, ami "The O'l
March Win', " by Catherine Slock
well llazzai'd. Miss Livingston's
numbers were followed by All's.
If. S. Austin, who sang "Carissi
ina," by Aiihui' Kern, and I lie
"Moon Drops Low." Aliss C-relrh-en
Donnelly then sang, in a
beautiful lyric soprano, "The
Slave Song," by Terse Draego, and
"Yon and Love," bv (iuy D'llarde
lol. The l'lallsnioiilh Ladies' Quar
tet I licit delighled Ihe audience
wilh two highly appreciated num
bers. The members of the quar
tet, are: Aliss (Irelchen Donnelly,
llrsl, soprano; Aliss Rachel Liv
ingston, second soprano; Aliss
Marie Donnelly, llrsl contralto,
and Airs. II. S. Austin, second
A large number of Ihe friends
of Air. and Airs. Austin were in
vileil to be present at the recital
nnd many compliments have since
I"'0" expressed of I lie exceedingly
nieril of
ie sume
s who
participated in the peril al. L'aeh
performer showed much careful
training, and the skill of Prof.
Austin as an inslruclor was very
evident from Ihe splendid man
ner in which his pupils acquitted
themselves last evening.
Punch was served bv Misses
Harriett and Janet Clement.
Wedding Neap Union.
From Friday's Daily.
A large number of relatives and
friends gathered at the prelly
country home of Air. and Mrs. K.
J. Aloiigey, near Union, last even
ing and witnessed Ihe marriage of
I heir daughter, F.rma Blanche, lo
Air. Carl fl. Cross, which occurred
at 8 o'clock. The bride was at
tended by Aliss Haltie Taylor as
bridesmaid, and the groom by
Reuben Frans as best man. The
bride was born und grew lo wom
anhood in this county, having re
sided near Union, and is quite well
known throughout this vicinity.
She all ended Ihe High school in
litis city for a number of years
and has a large circle of friends
here, whose best wishes will ever
attend her.. Mr. Cross is a young
man of sterling worth and has a
host of firends, who will join 1 he
Journal in wishing him and his
estimable wife a long and happy
wedded life. Those from this city
in attendance at the wedding were
Alisses Alberta Thomas, ("Jertrudo
Morgan, F.lsa Thierolf, Willa
Moore and Villa Oapen.
Journal Ad Does the Work.
Aliss Zona Zuckep lost her pet
bull pup and placed a lost notice
in the Journal, and within an hour
after Ihe paper was off tho press
Tena was overjoyed to have the
pup brought to her attached to the
end of a siring and a small bov at
Ihe other end.
Charles Dreamer of Alvo and
his daughter, Aliss Blanche, drove
lo C. K. Cook's residence, outside
tho city limits, last evening and
visited the Cook family over night.
Air. Dreamer looked aftep busi
ness .iMltops in Plaltsmouth today.
You will want some of these. They are all of the latest de
signs. Stock especially selected for the Holiday trade. You will
miss it if you fail to see them. We believe we can furnish"the
best value in Handkerchiefs ever offered in the city.
Facts About Indigestion
and Its!
Relief That Should Interest
Although Indigestion and
Dyspepsia are so prevalent, most
people do not thoroughly under
stand their cause and cure. Then;
is no reason why most people
should not eat anything I hey-desireif
I bey will only chew it
carefully and thoroughly. Many
actually starve themselves inlo
sickness through fear of eating
every good-looking, gonil-smell-ing,
and good-lasl iug food, be
cause it does not agree wilh them.
The best thing to do is lo lit
yourself to digest any good food
We believe we can relieve Dys-
pepsin. We are s.-o confident of!
this fact that we guarantee and'
promise lo supply Ihe medicine
V t i i
iree oi an cosi id everyone who
will use it, who is not perfectly
satisfied with Ihe results which it
produces. We exact no promises,
j and put no one under any obliga
tion whatever. Surely nothing
could be fairer. We are located
right here and our reputation
should be suQicient assurance of
the genuineness of our oiler.
We want everyone troubled with
Indigestion or Dyspepsia in any
form to come lo our store and
buy a box of Rexall Dyspepsia
Tablets. Take them home and
give I hem a reasonable trial, ac
cording lo direct ions. Then, if
not salistfed, come lo us and get
your money back. They are very
pleasant to lake; they aid lo
soothe the irritable stomach, to
strengthen and invigorate the di
ucslive organs, and to promote a
healthy and natural bowel action,
thus leading lo perfect and
healthy digestion and assimila
You will save minutes and
money by visiting our store.
offers in great variety really desirable and useful
presents for people of all ages, and is a most popu
lar stock in every respect, because of its choice se
lections, trustworthy values and fair prices.
A Few Selections: .
Handsome Gold Watches
Lockets and Chains
Gold Beads
Cuff Buttons
Belt Pins
Bracelets and Rings
Bar Pins
Mesh Bags
Sterling Silver
A 25c package of Rexall Dys
pepsia Tablets furnishes 15 days'
treatment. In ordinary cases,
this is siiliicient to produce a cure.
In more chronic cases a longer
treatment, of course, is necessary,
and depends upon the severity of
Ihe trouble. For such cases, we
have two larger sizes which sell
for 50c and $1.00. Remember, you
can oblain Rexall Remedies in this
community only at our store The
Rexall Store. F. 0. Fricke & Co,
Can't Fill Their Orders.
(1. R. Wescolt's Sons have had
trouble in tilling- their orders for
Alen since their ad of the first
three days of Ihe week, "Huy a
1 Alan," was inserted iu the Jour
Inal. The ladies have junmed at,
Ihe chance and have been visiting
Ihe store by twos and by threes,
and the last day or two coming by
doyens ami by scores. The now
assortment just ordered will come
in assorted colors, lints and pat
terns most popular to meet the
demand. The last order is entire
ly Christinas patterns suitable for
the most fastidious taste. The
lady that shops early will secure
the cream of this lot . These are
no pully men, but the pure quill.
Lucky Juryman.
From Saturday's Dolly.
Fred Slock, one of the prosper
ous farmers of Elinwood precinct,
is in the city on the regular jury
panel Ibis week, and has been
fortunate in being elected on both
cases tried. Air. Slock is one of
the old-timers in his precinct,
having resided there I wenty-nine
years, having come direct from
the Fatherland to Cass county.
Air. Stock called yesterday and
added his name to the Journal's
Murdoek list of patrons.
Cut Giass
Hand Painted China
Fountain Pens
Toilet Sets
Manicure Sets
Military Brushes
Watchmaker and Jeweler