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About The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (May 16, 1912)
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 placky waif who
guards the Limberlost timber
leases and dreams of angels.
The Swamp Angel, in whom
Freckles' sweetest dream ma
terializes. McLean, a member of a lumber
company, who befriends Freckles.
Mrs. Duncan, who gives moth
r 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 and Lady O'More, who
come from Ireland in quest of a
The Man of Affairs, brusque
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
THX A OIL GLAD STORT.
mHlfl angel ((lanced at tnc card.
The Chicago address was stilt
II. Auditorium. She laid tier
band on ber drlyefg sleeve.
"There's a fnst driving nmltr "be
"Will you crowd it all you can with
out danger of arrest T 1 will pay well
I mast cstrb some people."
Tben she smiled at him. The bos
pltni, an orphans' borne, and the Audi
torium seemed a queer comblnntlon to
that driver, nut the an eel wns always
.sod everywhere the Hugei, sna tier
ways were strictly ber own.
"1 will get you there Just as quickly
a any man could with a tenm." he
She clung to tht card ant paper,
and. as best xhe could In the lurching
swaylna cab. rend the addresses over
"O'More. atilte eleven. Auditorium"
"O'More."' she repeated "Set-m
to fit Freckles to a dot. Wonder If
thtit could he his nnme "Suite eleven
mentis thnt you are pretty wen II xm
Suites In the Auditorium come tilh
Then she turned the card mid rend
on Its reverse. lrd Maxwell O'More,
M r.. Kinvanv place, county Oho.
"A lord mnn!" he groaned despair
Injrly. "A lord mnn: Itet my hue
-nke's scorched !'
She blinked tinek the tears nnd
spreading the pnper on her knee, rend
"After three mouths' fruitless enrrii
Lord O'More gives np the nuesi for
bl lost nephew, and leaves ('IiIi-iil'"
todny for his home in Ireland "
She read on. nnd realized every won?
of It. The likeness settled It It win
Kreckles over itgnln. only older and
elegantly dreMed. There whs not i.
I Imnce lo dottht.
"Thn nit you. mid wait, tin mutter
how long." Kite said to tier driver.
Cntchlns tti the paper, she hurried
to the desk and laid down Ixini
"fin inv 'tnclp started vet?" she
The surprised clerk stepped hack on
a bellboy, nnd covertly kicked httn for
being In the wny.
'Ill.s lordship Is In his room." he
said, with n low tow.
The clerk shoved tho bellboy toward
"Show her Indyshlp to tho elevntor
and Lord O'More's suit." be Mild,
At the bellboy's top the door swung
open and the liveried servant thrust n
card tray before the angel. The
opening or tile floor created a current
that swayed a curtain aside, nnd In
an adjoining room, lounging In a grcut
choir, with a paper In his band, sat
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the mnn who "wail 'Bey6ni1TiTiestloa.
of Freckles' blood and race.
With perfect control the ungel
dropped Lord O'More's card on the
tray, whipped past his servant and
stood before his lordship.
"Good morning," she said with
Lord O'More glanced aer over with
amused curiosity until ber color be
gan to deepen and her blood to run
"Well, my dear." he said at last,
"how can I serve you?"
Instantly the angel bristled. She
had been so shielded In the midst of
almost entire freedom, owing to the
circumstances ot ber life, that the
words and the look appealed to her
as almost Insulting. She lifted her
head with a proud gesture.
"1 am not your 'dear,' "she said,
with slow distinctness. "There Isn't
a thing in the world you can do for
me. 1 came here to see If 1 could do
something a very great something
for you; but If I don't like yoo 1 won't
There was a silken rustle and a
beautiful woman with cheeks of
cherry bloom, hair of Jet and eyes
of pure Irish blue, moved to Lord
O'More's side and. catching his arm.
shook him Impatiently.
"Terence! Have you lost your
senses?" she cried. "Didn't you un
derstand what the child said? Look
at her face! See what she has!"
"1 beg your pardon." he said. "The
fact is, I am leaving Chicago sorely
disappointed. It makes me bitter and
reckless. 1 thought It was some more
of those queer, useless people that
have thrust themselves on me con
stantly, and 1 was careless. Forgive
me and tell me why you came."
"I will If 1 like you." said the an
gel stoutly, "and If 1 don't 1 won't!"
"But I began all wrong, and now I
don't know bow to make you like
me." said his lordship, with sincere
penitence In bis tona
The angel looked Into the beautiful
"Are you bis wife?" she asked.
"Tea," said the woman, "I am h'a
"Well." said the angel Judicially,
"the Bird Woman aays no one in the
whole world knows all a man's big
nesses and all bis littlenesses as bis
wife does. What yon think of btm
ought to do for me. Do you like
"Better than any one In the whole
world." said Lady O'More promptly
The angel mused a secoud, and then
ber legal tinge came to the fore ngmn.
"Yes, but bave you any one you could
like better if be wasn't all right?'
"I have three of bis sons, two
little daughters, a father, mother nnd
several brothers and sisters." came
the quick reply.
"And you like him best?" persisted
the angel with finality.
"I love htm so much thnt I would
give up every one ot them with dry
eyes, it by so doing I could saw nun.''
said Lord O'More's wife.
Oh.r' cried the angel. "Oh. my!"
She lifted her rlenr eyes to Lord
O'More's and shook her Dead
"She never, never could do that!"
she snld. "But It's a mighty big thing
to your credit that she thinks site
could I guess I'll tell you why I
She Inld down the paper and touched
"When you were Just a boy, did
people cnll you Kreckles?" she asked.
"Dozens of good rellows all over Ire
land nnd the continent are doing It to
day." answered Lord O'More.
The angel's face lighted with ner
most beautiful smile.
"I wns sure ot it." she said winning
ly. "That's what we cull hlni. and he
Is so like you. i doubt if any one of
those three boys of yours are more so.
Rut It's been twenty years. Seems to
tne you've been a long time coming!"
Lord O'More caught the angel's
wrists and bis wife slipped ber arms
"Steady, my, girl!" said the man's
voice hoarsely "Don't make me think
vou've brought word of the hoy at this
lust hour unless yon Know surely."
"It's nil right.' said the ungei. "We
have him. anil there's no chance of n
mistake. If I hadn't gone to that home
for tils little clothes nnd henrd of yon
nnd ueen minting you and bad met
you on the street, or anywhere. I
should have stopped you and asked you
who you were Just because you nre so
like him. It's all right. I can tell
you where Freckles is; but whether
you deserve to know that's another
Lord O'More did not hear her He
dropped back In his chair nnd. covering
bis face, burst Into those terrible sobs
that shake and rend a strong man
Lndy O'More hovered over him, weep
ing. "Umph! Looks pretty tnlr tor Frec
kles." muttered the angei. "Lots of
things can be explained. Now perhaps
they can explain this."
They, dld explain so fnlly that In ji
I few minutes th angel was on her feet.
hurrying l.onl and Lady O'More to
reach the hospital.
"You said Freckles' old nurse knew
DIs number's picture Instantly." said
wie aiiu-ei " want that picture and
the liundle of little clothes"
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The liken-- was a large miniature
i painted mi m nry. with a frame ot
lieaten L'ulil mid the tare that looked
nut of it ! i.r extreme beauty and
surpassing sweetness Surrounded by
masses of ;aru hair was n delicately
cut face, with big e-! In the upper
part ot It Uere was UO trace ot
Freckles, but tne lips ciirnna rn n
siuiie were nis very own. The angel
gazed n if she cniud uevor leave fl.
Then wlih a quivering breath she laid
the portrait aside aud reached both
arms for Lord O'More's neck.
"That will save Freckles' life and
Insure his happiness." she said posi
tively. "Thank you. oh. thank you for
She kissed and hugged him una then
the wife who bad come with him. She
opened the bundle of yellow and
brown linen nnd gave .lust a glance
at the texture and work. Then she
gathered the little clothes and the pic
ture to her heart and led the way to
Dsboring Lord and Lady O'More Into
the reception room, she said to Mc
Lean, "Please go call up my father
and ask him to come on the tlrst
She swung the door after b!m.
"These nre Freckles' people," she
snld to the Bird Woman. "You can
find out about each other I'm going
And she wns gone.
The nurse left the room quietly as
the ungel entered, stll! carrying the
bundle nnd the picture. When they
were alone the angel turned to
Freckles and saw that the crisis was,
Indeed, at hand.
"Angel." he panted. "Oh, angell
Did you get them? Are they white?
Are the little stitches there? Oh. an
gel! Did me mother love me?"
The words seemed to leap from bis
burning lips. The angel dropped the
bundle on the bed and laid the pic
ture, face down, across bis knees. She
gently pushed his bead to the pillow
and caught his arms in a Arm grasp.
"Yes. dear heart." she said with
fullest assurance. "No little clothes
were ever whiter. I never In all my
life saw such dainty, tine little
stitches, and. as for loving you, uo
boy's mother ever loved him more!"
A great trembling seized Freckles
"Sure? Are you sure?" he urged,
with clicking teeth.
"I know.' said the angel tlrmly.
"And, Freckles, while you rest nnd
be glad I want to tell you a little
story. When you feel stronger we
will look at the clothes together.
Tbey are here. They are all right.
But when I was at the home getting
them I benrd of some people that
were hunting n lost boy. I went to see
them, and what they told me wns all
so exactly like wbnt might have hap
pened to you that I must tell you.
Tbeu you'll see thai things could be
very different from what you have
always tortured yourself with think
ing." Freckles lay quiet under her touch,
but he did nm hear a word thnt she
wns saying until his roving eyes rested
on her face; nud he Immediately
noticed a remnrkable thing For the
first time she was talking to him and
doing everything but meet his eyes.
That was in. i tike the angei at all.
It was the delight of hearing her speak
that she always looked one squarely
In the tace and with perfect frankness.
"-and ne was a sour, grumpy old
man.'" sne wns saying, "lie always
bud been spoiled, because ne was an
only son and bad a title and a big
estate. He would have Just his way,
no matter nnont nls sweet Uttie wife,
or his boys, or nny one So when ma
eldest son Tell in love with n beauti
ful girl with a title, the very girl of
all the world his fnther wnnted mm
to. nnd ndded a big adjoining estate
to tils, why, that pleased him
"Then he went and ordered ins
other son' to marry a poky kind of a
girl that nobody liked to get another
big estate on the other side, and that
was different That wns all the world
different, because the eldest son bad
been in love all his life with the gin
he mnrrled. and. oh. Freckles. It's no
wonder, for I saw her: She's a royal
beauty nnd she bns the sweetest way.
"But that poor younger son. be had
been In love with the village vicar"!
daughter nil bts life. Thafs no won
der either, for she wns more beauti
ful yet She could sing like the an
gels, but she hnrtn't a cent She
loved btm to death, too. if he was
bony nnd freckled and red bnlred l
don't mean thntl They didn't say
what color his hair wns. but bis fath
er's must have been the reddest ever,
for when be found out nhout them, und
It wasn't anything so terrible, he Just
"The old mnn went to see the girl
the pretty one with no money, ot
course and be hurt her feelings until
she rnn away. She went over to Lon
don and begnn studying music. Soon
she grew to be a lovely singer, and
then she Joined a company and came
to this country.
(To He Continued.)
CASTOR I A
For Infanti and Children,
The Kind You Have Always Bo'igli.
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J Courier. .J
Jim Mugaii is aide to lie about
again after a siege of sickness.
Katie Peterson visited with Mrs.
John Schall al Springfield Mon
Mrs. Thomas Murdorf visited al
tlic home of Mr. and Mrs. John
Kotll-doii last week.
Julius llagoss and wife accom
panied Mr. and Mrs. (iotlicli
Sprierk Jo Stanton, where they
will visit with (hem for some
Mr. and Mrs. Tangoman and
son. Court, motored over from
tlrolna Tuesday evening and
visited at the home of V. F.
biers. They were accompanied
by W. I. Towner, lint her-in-law
of Mr. biers.
The many old friends of II. (I.
Inhelder are glad to nide his re
turn here last week, after being
away for several years, lie has
heen al Slanlon, N'eh., of late. He
opened un u cream and m-oilnce
station Monday morning in tho
Cut forth building on lower Main
Mr. Pearl Yandex enter is now
local manager for the Lincoln
Telephone & Telegraph company,
having taken up the work hero
last Wednesday. He succeeds
Mrs. I.ula Miller, who has heen
manager for a year and a half.
Mr. and Mrs. Yandovcntoi' nunc
here from Havelock, whore ho has
heen in similar work for four
years past. Mrs. Yundevenler
will servo hero as night operator.
The annual commencement ex
ercises will lie held al. tho opera
house Thursday evening, May 23,
there being three graduates this
year. They are, Myrtle Clill'ord,
Vivian Maia I.oo and Victor Sheri
dan Lee. Prof. N. W. ft-aitics of
Valley. Noli., formerly superin
tendent hero, has heen secured as
speaker for the occasion.
There, never was a time when
people appreciated the real merits
of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
more than now. This is shown by
the increase in sales and volun
tary testimonials from persons
who have heen cured by it. If
you or your children are troubled
with a cough or cold give it a trial
and become acquainted with its
Rood qualities. For sale by F. O.
Fricke & Co.
, WEEPING WATER.
W. II. pool, by tho aid of two
canes, is on the streets again. II is
injury to the knee was more last
ing and painful than he antici
pated. Miss Olive Carmichael re
turned homo last week from tho
Lincoln hospital. She is fooling
first rule and looking much
Mrs. I'd Kennedy and son of
Omaha came down Monday. She
came to exhibit tho now born to
f'randpa and (Irandma and Uncle
Fi nest .Sinner, lie is a dandy boy.
Mrs. (!. II. Olive visited two
days al tho homo of Mr. and Mrs.
Clark Forcado at Omaha last week.
They have bought I hem a nice
homo up there and are doing fine.
Mr. Forcado is very much pleased
with his work.
To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Crozior
a daughter was born last Satur
day. She is a little wienie now,
The above models arc made in two-passenger, four-passenger and K
tivc-passcngcr cars just to suit size of family. N
WPhonc or write us if interested. Cars in stock here for immediate delivery. JJ
Union Overland Company,
I I Agents Eastern Cass County, Union, Nebraska i i S
depends largely for its success upon three things
Construction, Maintenance, Operation.
The strength or success of the service as a whole
depends, not on the best, but on the weakest point in
any of these constituent items. When the weak link
gives way the chain is broken.
Our Construction is builded along broad and
substantial lines, builded to withstand time and the
elements. The superior and expensive copper wire
is a sure and easy path for the silent swift messen
ger. A mall army of well trained and disciplined
expert maintenance men are distributed along the
route with eyes watchful for the first hint of trouble.
These circuits are operated by carefully schooled ef
ficient operators, with eye and brain alert and cour
teous desire to serve the patron, directed by one
head, along a uniform routine.
All three phases, bound together in harmonious
unity gives us an efficient service and our connect
ing contracts with the larger trans-continental lines
make the service universal.
Lincoln Telephone and
M. E. BRANTNER, Local Manager
but you just wait until Henry
wheels tho carl. Please don't
have a lire when tho chief is
busy with the baby.
I. W. Toeganlen, having com
pleted a line garage for his own
use, went up lo Omaha last Fri
day, accompanied by L. P. Wol
cott and J. M. Toogardon, to
bring down his new auto. It is
a dandy of the Oakland make.
M. Politico, having shipped his
goods lo Lincoln, boarded the
train last Monday and will make
his homo in the capital city. Most
of the children are there and Mr.
Politico, after visiting around, will
locate and buy u homo there.
Poor appetite, is a sure sign of
impaired digestion. A few doses
of Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets will strengthen your
digestion and improve your ap
petite. Thousands have been
benefited by taking these Tablets.
Sold by F. fl. Fricke & Co.
i Heacon. 4
Fd Helta went to Talmage Mon
day lo attend to some business
Mrs. Frank Daulwatler of Den
ton, Nob., arrived Monday lo make
a visit with Mrs. Inga Olson and
Miss Loola Graves came up
from Union last Friday noon lo
make a visit with her brother, II.
K, Graves and family.
Miss Jennie Orr of Chicago ar
rived on Thursday of last week
to make a visit with her sister,
Mrs. William Ilohson and family.
A. L. McDonald arrived homo,
last Saturday morning from Colo,
rado, where bo was called a few
weeks ago on some important
Dr. I. C. Monger returned homo
Siil unlay morning from Rocky
Ford, Colo., whore he had boon lo
ypy OVERLAND MODEL 59T Nggg
$900 for this elegant 30-horsc power car.
$1,200 for the same, only larger and 35 horse power.
$1,500 for the 45-horsc power, still larger.
inspect I ho laud of w hich ho re
cently became owner.
Mrs. T. F. K. Dihel, who has
boon visiting for several weeks
with her daughter, Mrs. Ralph
Allen, departed Monday afternoon,
for her home in Now Mexico.
V. II. Mark and wife of Union
arrived Tuesday afternoon from
Fxcelsior Springs, Mo., whera
they had spent a month at that
famous health resort, to make a
visit with their daughter, Mrs. II.
Now is the time to get rid of
your rheumatism. You can do it
by applying Chamberlain's Lini
ment and massaging tho parts
freely at each application. For
sale by F. G. Fricke & Co.
Killed a Viper.
Surveyor Fred Patterson, while
near tho Pollock-Duff bridge yes
terday, met on tho new road just
laid out, an old-lime spreading
head viper. It required but a
short time for Mr. Patterson to
line tho hideous snake up with his
glass, and with others of his sur
veyor's instruments, put the
i dangerous monster out of exist
ence. This is the first one Mr.
Patterson had seen for years, and
ho solemnly declares he drank
nothing yesterday but Piatt river
A Freak of Nature.
Joe Smith, the old soldier, had
in his possesison today a freak of
nature the like of which he nor
anyone else never saw before. The
curio consisted of n hollow weed
four inches in length, through
which wns a growing stalk of corn.
Joe found this monstrosity in his
garden, dug it out and brought it
lo (own, so that people who read
this will know it is no fish story.
J. P. Falter, the real estate
dealer, was called to Omaha on
business Ibis morning, going on
I ho early train.
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