The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, April 08, 1912, Image 5

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    Ing me before the people, and not a
finger would 1 lift to stay him."
The angel's eyes snapped, "if you
think my father cares alwut my do
ing anything that is right and kind
and that makes me happy to do. why.
then you completely failed In reading
my father, and I'll ask him and just
show you."
She dropped Freckles' arm and turn
ed toward the entrance to the build
ing. "Why. look there!" she exclaim
ed. Her father stood at n window,
watching the scene with eyes that
comprehended quite as thoroughly as
If he had hoard every word. The im
pel made a despairing gesture toward
Freckles. The man of affair answer
ed her with a look of Infinite tender
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This romance of Freckles and
the Angel of the Limberlost is
one of the most novel, entertain
ing, wholesome and fascinating
stories that have come from the
pen of an American author in
many years. The characters in
this sylvan tale are-:
Freckles, a plucky waif who
fuards the Limberlost timber
leases and dreams of angels.
The Swamp Angel, in whom
Freckles' sweetest dream materializes.
McLean, a member of a lumber
company', who befriends Freckles.
Mrs. Duncan, who gives moth
er love and a home to Freckles.
Duncan, head teamster of Mc
Lean's timber gang.
The Bird Woman, who is col
lecting camera studies of birds
for a book.
Lord end Lady O'More, who
ome from It eland in quest of a
lost relative.
The Man of Affairs, brusque
Qf manner, but big of heart.
Wessner. a timber thief who
wants rascality made easy.
Black Jack, a villain to whom
thought of repentance comes too
tate. 1
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could know It. but by following his
best lusllncts and being what be con
ceived a gentleman should be be sur
prised the man of affairs Into thinking
of him and seeing his face over his
books many times that morning. He
stepped to the curb to mount his wheel
nd hoard a voice that thrilled through
and through him. calling: "Freckles!
Ob. Freckles!"
The angel separated herself from a
group of girls and came hurrying up
to him.' She was In snowy -white a
quaint little frock with a marvel of
oft lace about her throat and wrists.
Through the sheer sleeves of it her
beautiful, rounded arms showed dis
tinctly, and It was cut Just to the base
of her perfect neck. On her head was
a pure white creation of fancy braid
with folds on folds of tulle, soft and
silken as cobwebs, lining the brim, and
great mass of white roses clustered
against the eold of her hair crept
about the crown and fell In a riot to
her shoulders at the back. There were
ness, lie nodded tits nean. ami me
veriest dolt could have read the words
bis lips formed. "Take him along!"
A sudden trembling seized Freckles.
The angel turned on him with tri
umphing eyes. She was highly strung
and not accustomed to being thwart
ed. "Did you see that?" she demand
ed. "Now nre you satisfied? Will you
come?" Freckles went.
On every hand she was kept busy
giving and receiving the cheeriest
greetings. She walked into the parlors
exactly as If she owned them. A long
row of people stared with varying de
grees of Insolence and curiosity as
Freckles had felt they would. He
glanced at the angel. Now would she
"On my soul!" he muttered under his
breath. "They don't aven touch her!
She turned the full battery of her
eyes on the attendant.
"I want to mix a drink for my
friend." she said. "He has a long, hot
ride before him. and 1 don't want him
started off with one of those old palate
teasing sweet uossea that you mix just
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olonma nf cold nrllh spttlnps nf hlue on
her fingers, and altogether she was on purpose to drive a man back In ten
the daintiest, sweetest sight be had
ever seen.
"Oh. Freckles " she cried. "I was
wondering about you the other day
minutes. 1 want a clear, cool, spar
kllng drink that has a tang of acid lu
The angel compounded the drink and
What's the Most You Ever Paid For
a Suit of Clothes?
If you've got a great-grandfather In your family, ask him what it cost in years gone by to have a tailor
make him a suit? His answer will stagger you. He'll make you realize that you, your father and your grarid-
ather could each purchase today a "Miller Made" suit and the whole bunch would cost no more than one
tailor-made suit cost in great-grandfather's days.
If you actually care for advance style if clever features and excellent tailoring appeal to you, you'll
purchase "Miller Made."
Age will cut no figure, if you'll come to us to look. "Miller-Made" clothes are made for Men of All
Ages, regardless of whether their purse is fat or slim.
$15 to $30
i tht-re nnv trouble) Are vou lust carried the brimming glass to Freckles
starting back to the Limberlost?" He said in the mellowest of all the
t Krin.r imiir iin" anirt mellow tones of his voice, "I'll be
Frpokles. "Yon foreot it in the rush drluklug it to the Swnmp Angel.
th other dnv. I have lust left it with And ns he had said to her that first
your father and a message trying to ny the angel now cautioned him, "lie
emress the cratltude of me for bow drinking slowly."
you and the Bird Woman were for As the screen door swung behind
helping me out.'
The angel nodded gravely, and
Freckles saw in a flash that he bad
done the proper thing In going to her
father. Then she was saying that she
could scarcely wait for the time to
come for the next picture of the Little
them one of the men at the counter
asked of the attendant. "Now, what
did that mean 7"
Exactly what you saw," replied he
rather curtly. "We're accustomed to
It in here. Hardly a day passes this
hot weather but she's picking up some
Chickens series. "I want to hear the poor, god forsaken mortal and bring
rest of that song, and I hadn't even
begun seeing your room yet," she com
plained. "I wonder If I couldn't bring
my banjo and some of the songs I like
best. I'll play and you'll sing.'
Freckles felt that If be lifted his eyes
the adoration In them would frighten
Ing him In. Then she comes behind
the counter herself and fixes tip a
drink to suit the occasion."
Mighty queer specimen she had this
time." volunteered another. "Wonaer
who he is?"
"I think." said a third, "that he's
McLcau's Limberlost guard, and 1 sua
"I was afraid your experience tbc 1 teot she's gone to the swamp with the
IHY don't you take It your
self?" questioned the man of
Freckles' clear gray eyes
met those of the angel's father square
ly, and he said, "If yon were In my
place would you take It to her your
"No. I would not," said that gentle
man quickly.
"Then why ask why 1 did not?"
ame Freckles' lamblike query.
"Bless me!" said the angel's father,
He stared at the package, then at the
lifted chin of the boy and then at the
package again and muttered, "Excuse
Freckles bowed.
"It would be favoring me greatly If
you would deliver the bat and the
message. Good morning, sir," and be
turned away.
"One minute," said the angel's fa
ther. "Suppose I give you permission
to return this hat lu person and make
your own acknowledgments."
Freckles stood oue moment thinking
Intently, and then he lifted those eyes
of unswerving truth and asked:
"Why should you, sir? You are kind
Indade to mention It, and it's tbanklug
you I am for your good lntlntlous, but
my wanting to go or your being will
lug to have me ain't proving that
your daughter would be wanting roe
or care to bother with me."
The angel's father looked keenly
Into the face of this extraordinary
young man. and ho found it to bis
"There's one other thing I meant to
say." Bald Freckles. "Every day I see
something and at times a lot of things
that I think the Hlrd Woman would
be wanting pictures of badly If she
knew. You might he speaking of It
to her. and If she'd wmit me to I run j
send her word when I lind things she ,
wouldn't likely get elsewhere." j
"If thufs the case." satd the angel's
father, "mid oii feel uuder obllgn '
tions for her assistance the other d.iy
you can discharge them lu that way.
fche is spending all her time In the
fields and woods searching for sub
jects. By all means let ber know If
you find subjects you think she could
use. and we will do anything we can
for you If yon will give her what help
you can mid see that she Is as safe ns
"It's hungry for human beings I
get." said Freckles, "and It's like
heaven to me to havo them come.
When It comes to protecting them I'd
risk me life, to be sure, but even that
mightn't do any good In some cases.
There's a good many dangers to be
reckoned with In the swamp, sir."
Theresas no way Injvhlrh Freckles
other day would scare , you so that
you'd never be coming again," be
found himself saying.
The angel laughed gayly.
"Did I look scared?" she questioned.
"No." said Freckles; "you did not."
"Oh, I Just enjoyed that." she cried.
"Those hateful, stealing old things! 1
bad 'a big notion to pink one of them,
but I thought maybe some way it
would be best for you that I shouldn't.
They needed It. That didn't scare me.
and. as for the Bird Woman, she's ac
customed to finding snakes, tramps.
cross dogs, sheep, cattle and goodness
knows what. You can't frighten ber
when she's after a picture. Did they
come back?"
"No," said Freckles. "The gang got
there a little after noon and took out
the tree, but I must tell you und you
must tell the Bird Woman that there's
no doubt but they will be coming back.
and they will have to make It before
long now. for It's soon the gang will
be there to work on the swamp."
"Oh. what a shame!" cried the an
gel. "They'll clear out roads, cut down
the beautiful trees and tear up ev
erything. They'll drive away the
birds and spoil the cathedral. When
Bird Woman for pictures and knows
him that way."
Out on the street the angel walked
beside Freckles to the first crossing,
and there she stopped.
Did you Insist ou fixing that drink
because you knew bow Intoxicating
'twould be?" asked Freckles.
There was subtlety In the compli
ment, and the angel laughed gleefully.
Next time maybe you won't take so
much coaxing." she said.
"I wouldn't this If I bad known your
father nnd been understanding you
better. Do you really think the Bird
Woman will be coming again?"
The angel Jeered. "Wild horses
couldn't drag her away, she cried.
"She will have hard work to wait the
week out. I shouldn't be in the least
surprised to see ber start any hour."
Freckles couldn't bear the suspense;
It bad to come.
"And you?" he questioned, but he
dared not lift his eyes.
"Wild horses me. too," she laughed
"couldn't keep me away either! Now,
Freckles was half way to the Lim
berlost when he dismounted. lie could
ride no farther, because be could not
enough to slip them on himself and
then sped with all his strength for
the Limberlost. To the west the long.
bluck. hard lieaten trail lay clear, but
far up the east side, straight across
the path, be could see what was cer
tainly h limp brown figure.
Face down. Sarah Duncan lay across
the irall. When Freckles turned her
over his blood chilled at the look of
horror f mr.eti on her face. There was
it low bumming, and something spat
ted against him. Glancing about.
Freckles shivered In terror, for there
wits a swarm of wild bees settled on
a scrub thorn only a few yards Bway.
The air wns thick with excited, unset
tled bees making ready to lead fur
ther In search of u suitable location.
Then he thought he understood, and
With, ,a .prayer of thankfulness In bis
curt that she bad eslnpeu even so
iiirowly he caught her tip and hur
ried down the trail until tbey wero
well out of danger.
(To Be Continued.)
Secured Contract at Hamburg.
McMakcn & Son company were
he successful bidders in securing
he contract awarded b' tho city
of Hamburg. Iowa, this week for
ay ing 13,000 feel of concrete
curbing. Oorge H. Decker, one
of the gentlemanly members of
bo company, was in Hamburg a
few days ago and the contract
was landed.
they have done their worst all these see the road. He sat down under a
mills about here will follow In and take tree and, leaning against It. burst Into
out the cheap timber. Then the laud- a Btorui of sobs that shook, twisted
owners will die a few ditches, build and rent blm. If tbey would remind
some fires, and In two summers him of his position, speak condescend
MM-lnst will be In com and no- Ingly or notice his band he could
"You like It. too." said Freckles.
"Yes." said the angel; "I love it.
Your room Is a little piece right out of
the heart of fairyland, and the cathe
dral is God's work, not yours. You
only found It and opened the door
after he bad It completed. Come get
a cool drink before you start back. It
won't take but n minute, and you can
ride fast enough to make up for It."
Freckles looked Into the beautiful
fuce of the angel in sheer ' wonder
ment. Did she truly mean It? Would
she walk down that street with him,
crippled, homely, in mean clothing?
"1 rallly must be off," said Freckles
earnestly, "but I'm thanking you more
than you'll ever know for your klud-
tiess. I'll Just lie drinking bowls of
Icy tilings all mu way home lu the
thoughts of It." -
Iiiwn came the angel's foot. Her
eyes hashed, "lucres no sense in
that." she suld. "How do you think
you would have felt when you knew
I was warm nnd thirsty and you went
and brought me a drink nnd 1 wouldn't
take It beca use because gooduess
knows why!"
She deliberately slipped her band
under bis arm-the right arm that
ended In an empty sleeve.
"You are coming," she said firmly.
Freckles' head swam.
"Flease dou't. angel." he said softly.
"You don't understand. If your fa
ther came on to mo on the street In
my station and dress with you on me
arm he'd, have every right to be can-
bear it but this-it would surely kill
him! Ills hot, pulsing Irish blood
could not bear it. What did they
mean? Why did tbey do It? Were
they like that to every oue? Was It
It could not be. for be knew that the
Bird Woman and the angel's fattier
must know that he was not really Mc
Lenn's son. and It did not matter to
them In the least. In spite of accl
dent nnd poverty, they evidently ex
pected him to do something worth
while in the world. That must be his
remedy. He must go to work on bis
education. He must get away. He
must find and do the great thing of
which the angel talked. For the first
time his thoughts turned anxiously to
ward the city and the beginning of his
studies. McLean and the Duncans
Bpoke of blm ns "the boy." but he was
a man. He must face life bravely nnd
act a man's part. The angel was
mere child. He must not allow her
to torture him past bearing with her
frank comradeship that meant to blm
high heaven, earth's richness and all
that lay between and Just nothing to
There was au ominous growl of
thunder, nnd Freckles snatched up bis
wheel and raced for the swamp. He
wns worried to find his boots lying at
the cabin door. The children playing
on the wood pile told blm that mlther
said they were so heavy she couldn't
walk In them and she had come back
and taken them off. Thoroughly
frightened, he jttopped only long
than other springs when there
were late snows. The roads are
rapidly getting good.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Moisinger,
who have been visiting for the
past few days with Mr. Meising
er's brother, P. M. Moisinger, in
Rcnson, returned home tills morn
ing. Mrs. P. M. Moisinger accom
panied thorn to Honson, after hav
ing spent a few days wilh friends
and relatives here.
From Thursday's Dally.
Adam Moisinger of Mynard had
business at the court house (his
morning and drove up from his
home to look after it.
Mrs. Frank Platzer of Cedar
Crook was a Plattsmouth visitor
yesterday, having come down on
No. 4 in the morning.
N. C. Halmes, the Weeping Wa
ter mill owner, transacted busi
ness in Plattsmouth yesterday,
reluming to his home via Louis
William Wohlfarth of Mynard
was attending to business mat
ters in Ihe city today and look
time to call at this olllce and re
new his subscription.
Henry Sanders and son, An
drew, and Willie Pohlman of
Cedar Creek wore visitors in the
city 'today. Mr. banders was a
pleasant caller at this oftloe and
renewed his subscription to this
Adam Kaffenbcrger, Jr., drove
in from his home, nine miles wes
of rlattsmouth, yesterday and
looked after business matters in
the county seat. Mr. Kaffen
berger found the roads improving
rapidly and in fairly good con
dition except in tho low places
Ferdinand Hennings and wife
drove in from their home, ten
miles west of Plattsmouth, yes
teniay and transacted business
wilh Ihe merchants. Mr. Hen
nings was nf the opinion that th
road is in no worse condition
Prom Fridays Dally.
M. C. McQuinn, from Union,
was looking after some business
mailers in the city today.
J. W. Holmes of Murray came
up this morning, remaining be-
woen trains for tho transaction
of somo business matters.
Roy Upton of Unino, as ad
ministrator of the Dye estate,
sold the residence property in
Union at publio salo today.
John Kalurens purchased the
Ollie Dye property at Union at '
public sale this morning. There
were several bidders and the sale
was lively.
John Porter of Murray and
Hlair Porter of Union were in the
city looking after business mat-
tors today, and dropped in at the
Journal ofllee to renew their al
legiance to this family necessity.
The Missouri Pacific is running
its trains about on schedule time
again, the train for Omaha last
evening being Ihe first to cross
the Platte since the washout last
Edward Heil of Cedar Creek was
attending to some business mat
ters in this city yesterday and
called at this ofllee and renewed
his subscription to this paper for
another year. Mr. Heil was some,
what crippled up, he having re
cently slopped on a rusty nail, and
is compelled to get around with
the assistance of a pair of
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$1,200 for the same, only larger and 35 horse power.
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