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A young man and a beautiful
young woman, lost and alone in
a wilderness for months, half
starved and in daily peril of
death from wild beasts and still
more savage Indians this is the
central theme of the most fascU
noting romance that has come
from Emerson Hough's pen.
Read and you will learn how
love came to them; how they
conducted themselves in this try
ing, unconventional situation;
how the man's chivalry and the
woman's purity held them stead
fast to the ideals of civilization,
and how the strange episode
brought tragedies, estrangements
The Madness of Much Kissing.
HAT was a very noble thing of
you." Miss Grace Sheraton
was saying to me as we
passed among the big trees of
the Sheraton apple orchard. Her eyes
were rather soft, and a slight color lay
upon her cheeks, whose Ivory hue was
rarely heightened in this way.
"I am in Ignorance, Miss Grace." I
said to her.
"Fie! You" know very well what I
nean about yesterday."
"Oh, that!" said I and went rather
red of the face,' for I thought she meant
my salutation at the gate.
She. redder now than myself, needed
no explanation as to what I meant.
"No, not that." she began hastily.
"That was not noble, but vile of you!
I mean at the tavern, where you took
So then I saw that word In some wuy
liad come to her of the little brawl be
tween Harry Singleton and myself.
"To protect an absent woman Is al
ways manly," she said. "I thank you
for caring for my name."
Now, I should have grown warmer in
the face and In the heart at this, but
the very truth Is that I felt a chill
come over me as t'lotigh I were get
ting deeper into cold water. I guessed
her mind. Now, bow was I, who bad
kissed her at the lane, who had defend
ed her when absent, who called now
iu state with his father and mother in
tbe family carriage how was I to say
I was not of tbe same mind as she? I
pulled tbe ears of the hunting dog un
til he yelped in pain. We were deep In
the great Sheratou orchard. Presently
we came to n fallen apple tree, a giant
perhaps planted there generations be
fore. We son tod ourselves here, and
we should have been happy, for we
were young, and all about us was
sweet and comforting, yet, on my hon
or, I would rather at that moment have
been talking to my mother than to
Grace Sheraton. 1 did not know why.
For some time we sat there, pulling
at apple blossoms and grass stems and
talking of limn' things quite beside the
real question, but at lust tVicre came
an Interruption. I heard the sound of
a low, rumbling bellow approaching
through the trees, and us I looked up
1 saw, coming forward with o certain
"infldem e. Sir Jonas, the red Sheraton
bull, with n ring In his nose, and in his
nrrlge an Intense hnughtlness for one
so .voting. I knew nil nbout Sir Jonas,
for we had bred him on our farm.
Miss (J rare gathered her skirts for
instant flight, but I quickly pushed her
down. 1 knew tbe nature of Sir Jonas
very well nnd saw that flight would
mean dlsasier long before she could
tench nuy place of safety.
"Keep quiet." I suid to her In a low
voice. "Don't make any quirk mo
tions or he'll charge. Come with me,
Very pale, nnd with eyes staring at
the Intruder, she arose us I bade her
and slowly moved toward the tree
which I bad In mind. "Now, quick!"
1 said, nnd. cotching her beneath tbe
irms, I Kwung her up Into the low
branches. Sir .lotins came on with
head down, nnd his horn missed my
trouser leg by no more thnu an Inch
as 1 dodged around the tree. At tills
I laughed, but Miss Grace screamed,
until between, my. hnstt actions 1 call-
By Emerson Hough
Copyright, IV j7, by the Outlnj Publishing
ed to her to i.eep quiet.
Sir Jonas tossed up his head then
and boiled for the tree where Miss
Grace bad her refuge. Then I saw It
was the red lining of her Parisian par
asol which had enraged him. "Throw
it down!" I alled out to her. She
could not Und It In her heart to toss It
straight dowu to Sir Jonas, who would
have trampled It at once, so she cast
It sidelong toward me. and Inch by
Inch 1 beat Sir Jonas In the race to It.
Then I resolved that bo should not
have it at all and so tossed It Into the
brandies of anoiher tree as I ran.
"Come," called the girl to me, "Jump!
Get up Into a treo. He can't catch you
But I was In no mind to take to a
tree and wait for some inglorious dis
covery by u rescue party from the
house. I found uiy fighting blood ris
ing and becume of the mind to show
Sir Jonas who was his muster regard
less of who might be his owner. He
charged me agaiu and again, keeping
me herd put to It to find trees enough
even in an orchnrd full of trees. Once
he ripped the bark half off a big trunk
as I sprang behind It. nnd he stood
with his head still pressed there not
two feet from where I was with my
hand against the tree braced for a
sudden spring. His front foot dug in
the sod. his eyes were red. and be
tween his grumbles his breath came In
puffs and snorts of anger.
Near by me on the ground lay a rag
ged limb cut from some tree by the
pruners. now dry, tough and not 111
shoped for a club. I reached back
with my foot and pulled It within
reach, then stooped quickly and got It
In hand, breaking off a few of the less
er branches with one foot as we still
stood there eying each other. "Now,
sir." said 1 to Sir Jonas at last, "1
shall show you that no little bull two
years old can make me a laughing
stock." Then I sprang out nnd curried
the war Into Africa forthwith.
Sir Jonas was surprised when I came
from behind the tree and swung a bard
blow to the side of his tender nose,
and as I repeated this he grunted, blew
out his breutli and turned his head to
one side with closed eyes, raising his
muzzle aloft in pain. Once more I
struck him fair on the muzzle, nnd this
time he bawled loudly in surprise anil
anguish and so turned to run. This
act of his offered me fair hold upon hU
tall, nnd so nflixed to him I followed,
smiting him upon tbe buck with blows
which I think rut through his hide
where the pointed knots struck. Tims
with loud orders and with a voire
which he ought better to have remem
bered I brought him to his senses and
pursued him entirely out of the or
chard, so that be bad no mind what
ever to return. After which, with what
dignity I could summon. I returned to
the tree where Grace Sheraton was
still perched aloft and helped her down
to earth once more.
"Tell me. Jack Cowles," she said. "Is
there anything In tbe world you are
afraid to do?"
"At least I'm not nfrnld to give a
lesson to any little Sir Jonas that has
forgot his manners." 1 replied. "But I
hope you nre not hurt In any way?"
She shook her head, smoothing out her
gown, nnd we seated ourselves again
upon our fallen apple tree. Her hand
fell upon my coat sleeve. We raised
our eyes. They met. Our lips met
also I do not know how.
1 do not hold myself either guilty
or guiltless. I am only n man now.
I was only boy then. Rut even then
I bad my notions, right or wrong, as
to what a gentleman should be and do.
At least this Is how Grace Sheraton
and I became engaged.
I shall never forget the scene there
under the oaks of tbe Sheratou front
yard which met my gaze when Miss
Grace and I cume nbout the corner of
Before us and facing each other
tood my father and Colonel Sheraton,
the former standing straight nnd tun.
Colonel Sheraton with tightly clinched
hand resting on his stick, bis white
hair thrown back, his shaggy brows
contracted. My mother snt In the low
rocker which bad been brought to her,
and opposite her, leaning forward, was
Mrs. Sheraton, tall. thin, her black
eyes fixed upon the men. Ornie, also
standing, bis hands behind him, re
garded the troubled men Intently. Near
at hand was the Sheratons' Jim, his
face also fixed upon them, nnd such
wns his own emotion that he had tip
ped bis sliver tray und dropped one of
the Sheratou cut glass Julep glasses to
"I tell you. Cowles," said Colonel
Sheraton, grinding his stick Into the
torf. "you do not talk like a Virginian.
If the north keeps on this course then
we southerners must start a country
of our own. Iiok, man" He swept
about him an arm which Included his
own wide acres and ours, lying shim
mering clear to the thin line of the
old Blue Ridge. "We must tight for
"You forget, colonel," Bald my father
In his low. deep voice, "that this mau
Lincoln bus not yet been elected, and
that even it elected he may prove a
greater figure than we think. He has !
not yet had a ihatue to learn the
Onne bad been standing silent, his
face Indifferent or faii.tly lighted with
a habitual cynicism. Now be broke
lu. "He will ne'er be elected." he
said emphatically. "It would ruin the
entire industry of the south. The
: south must seceJe. gentlemen, if you
! will allow nie as a stranger to venture
' au opinion."
i My mother turned her gaze to him.
but It was Sheratou who spoke.
"It goes bark to the old articles of
federation, our first compact," he said.
j'Trom the very first tbe makers of
this country saw that by reason of
i diverse Industries the south was sep
arated from the north. This secession
has Ih'cu written In the sky from the
beginning of the world."
"Nay, Brother Sheraton," broke In
my mother eagerly, "it was the union
of brotherslilp that was written first
In the sky."
ne turned to her with the bow of a
gentleman. "It is you Indies who knit
the world together with kindness," he
said. "Alas, t lint men must rend It
"Alas!" whispered she.
Sheratou's face was snd as he went
jon with the old Justification. "Jeffer
sou would turn over iu his grave If ho
saw Virginia divided as it is. Why.
Cowles, we've nil the world we need
here. We can live alone here, each on
bis own acres, a gentleman, and all ho
needs of government Is protection and
fair laws. Calhoun wns right. Better
give us two peaceful countries, each
i living happily nnd content, than one
at war with Itself. Clay was a great
man. but both he nnd Webster were
fighting against the inevitable."
"The war bus already begun on the
border." said my father. "My friend
nnd partner. Colonel Meriwether of
Albemarle, who Is with the army In
the west, says that white men are kill
ing while men all across the lands
west of the Missouri."
"At least. Cowles," said Colonel Sher
aton, pacing u short way apart, his
hands behind Ids back, "we can wait
until after this election."
"But If I he government takes no
tiouV" suggested Orme.
Sheratou whirled quickly. "Then
war, war," lie cried, "war till each
Virginian Is dead on bis doorstep und
! each woman starved at her fireside!
' John Cowles. you and I will fight 1
J kuow (hat you will fight."
I "Yes." snld my father, "I will fight."
I "And with us?"
j "No." snld my father, sighing: "no,
my friend, against you." I saw my
' mother look at him and sink back In
j her chair. I saw Orme also gaze at
him sharply with u peculiar look.
But so. nf least, this argumeut ended
for the time. The two xen. old neigh
bors. took each other solemnly by the
( hand, nnd presently, ufter talk of more
pleasant sort on lesser matters, tbe
' servants brought our cnrrluge. and we
sturted bark f;r Cowles" Farms.
J There ImU been no opportunity for
me to mention to Colonel nnd Mrs.
Sheraton something that wns upon my
mind. I bud small rhume for fare
well to Miss Cruce. and. if I shall ad-
, wit tbe truth, this pleased me quite
us well as not.
i We rode In sl'enre for a time, my fa
ther musing, my mother silent also. It
was Orme who wus tbe first 1 heard
, to speak.
j "By (lie way, Mr. Cowles." he said.
. "you spoke of Colonel Meriwether of
, Albemarle county. Is be away In the
west ? It chances that I have letters
to blm, and 1 was purHslug going Into
I that country before long."
j "Iudeed, sir?" replied my father. "I
am delighted to know you are to meet
j my friend. As It chances, he Is my
! associate In a considerable business
enterprise--n splendid man. a splendid
man, Meriwether. I will, If you do
not mind, add my letter to others you
may have, and I trust you will carry
him our best wishes from this aide of
That was like my father Innocent,
unsuspicious, ever ready to accept oth
er men as worthy of this trust nnd
vr- rendv to help. n stranger ns he
might. For myself, 1 confess 1 wus
more suspicious. Something about
Orme set "me on edge. I knew not
what. I beard them speaking further
about Meriwether's being somewhere
In the west nnd beard Ormo also say
carelessly that he must In any case
run over to Albemarle and call upon
some men whom he was to meet at the
University of Virginia. We did not
ask his errand, and none of us suspect
ed the purpose of his systematic visit
ing nmong tho more Influential centers
of that country. But If you will go
now to thot white domed building
planned by Thomas Jefferson at Char
lottesville and rend the names on the
brazen tablets by tho doors, names of
boys who left school there to enter a
harder school, then you will see tbe re
suits of tbe visit there of Gordon Orme.
My little personal affairs were nt
that time so close to me that they
obscured clear vision of larger ones
I did not bear all the talk in the car
riage, but pulled my horse In behind
and so rode ou moodily, gazing out
across the pleasant lands to the foot
of old Cutoetin and the dim Blue
Ridge. A sudden discontent nssnlled
me. Must 1 live here nlwuys? Must I
settle down and be simply n farmer
forever? I wanted to ride over there,
over the Rock Fish gap, where once
King Charles' men broko a bottle In
honor of the king, and took posses
sion of all the lands west of the Pa
cific The west-tue word In Borne
way thrilled In my blood-1 knew not
f , x vy-u i S
i J I !v 7 VI I
His Breath Came In Puffs and Snorts
why. I was a boy. I bad not learned
to question any emotion, and lntro
apectlou troubled ui no more than it
did my pointer dog.
Before we had separated at the door
of our house I motioned to my mother,
and we drew apart nnd seated our
selves beneath our own oaks In the
front ynrd of Cowles' Furms. Then 1
told her what had happened between
Miss Grace and myself and nsked her
If she wus pleased.
"I am very content with thee." she
answered slowly, musingly. "Thee
must think of settling. Jack, and Miss
Grace is n worthy girl. 1 hope It will
bring peace between our families al
ways." 1 suw n film cross her clear,
dark eye. 'Teuce!" she whispered to
herself. "I wish that It might be."
But peace was not iu my heart. Leav
Ing her presently, I once more swim
leg over saddle and rode off across
our fields ns sad n lover as ever closed
the first day of his engagement to be
(To He C'ont imn'il.)
NEW BAGGAGE RULE
IN EFFECT JULY 1
Forty-five Inch Dimension Limit
Then and This Will be Re
' duced In 1914.
A new rule relative to (lie size
of baggage goes into effect on
western railroads on July 1.
This regulation wus adopted by
I he rai learners in western ter
ritory .several weeks ago, and pro
ud dial an extra charge shall
be made for carrying trunks
wlio.se greatest dimension exceeds
Che nddilinnul lax will he levied
on (he basis of ten. pounds of
baggage for eery inch exceeding
forly-llve inches. Strict rules will
bo enforced regarding (lie
n.easurctneiils, as well ns the
weighing of all trunks.
The new rule also limits the
size of show' scenery. It will he
necessary to place all scenery ex
ceeding a certain length in special
cars, and managers of theatrical
I roupes will he required to attend
(o (he loading and unloading in
(he place of an employe of Hie
The question of an extra charge
for carrying large-sized (ruiiks
has been the subject of numerous
conferences during (he last
several months lie! ween rep
resenlalives of commercial or
ganizations and (he railroads.
Originally it wns hoped that Hie
railroads might be induced to
es(ablish a fifty-inch limit, but
the Jailer declined to concede
more (ban forty-live inches.
The contention was made by the
commercial interests that the rule
was too drastic and that more
time should lie given before it
wenl into effect.
Plans were considered by (he
railroads last fall for pulling the
new regulations into elTect Jan
nary 1, 1912, but (his idea 'was
alia mil (ti I'd nfier numerous pro
tests had been received.
The railroads also have decided
lo reduce Hie size limit to forty
inches, beginning July I, 191 i.
ft is now well known that not
more than one case of rheuma
tism in (en requires any internal
trealinent w hatever. All I hat is
needed is n free application of
Chamberlain's Liniment and mas
saging the parts at each applica
tion. Try it and see how quickly
it will relieve the pain and sore
ness. Sold by F. (1. Fricke & Co.
Mrs. Harry West and Mrs.
Aimer Copeland of Los Angeles
arrived today lo visit their cousin,
W. I). Jones and family, for a
I When you need
ii BAD, you
want il GOOD!
Reason enough why
you should come here
for your clothes.
33 years of quality
service to this com
munity entitles us to
your utmost confi
dence. You will find
here the kind of
can absolutely de
pend upon. Our guarantee
of satisfaction is a veritable
insurance policy for every
dollar you buy. You will
save money if y o u buy
clothes here "Where Qual
7e scoffs Sons
ALWAYS THE HOME OF SATISFACTION
In District Court.
from Wednesday's Dally.
The court was engaged yester
day afternoon and today in the
selection of a jury and trial of
Hie case of Henry Van Ackern vs.
(ieorge Urunhoeber, Hie con
troversy being over the alienation
of (lie directions of Mrs. Van
Ackern. The following gentlemen
have been selected to try the
facts: Waller Vallery, Lee Coi
ner, (t. E. Young, A. L. .ink, As
luiry Jacks, John Wood, 9r.,
Charles Cunningham, duy Mc
Mnken, J. K. Pollock, Leonard
Horn, Robert 11. Windham and
Charles Gerlack. The plaintiiT is
represented by Ttawls & Robert
sou and the defendant by Louthan,
Jeary A Merge. The plaintiiT is a
resident of near Elmwood, in I his
county, while the defendant re
sides in Oklahoma.
The jury in (ho case of Pankon
in vs. Oorder, agreed last night
and the verdict, in favor of ' the
defendant, Mr. (iorder, was re
ceived and I he jury discharged by
the court at that lime. The result
is the reverse of the finding of the
jury at the former term of court.
A sprained ankle may as a ruel
be cured in from three to four
days by applying Chamberlain's
Liniment and observing Hie direc
tions with each bottle. For sale
by F. d. Fricke & Co.
New Ball Team.
The Winterstein Hill base ball
team was organized last evening.
Louie Smith was chosen manager
of the team. The players are:
Pitcher L, Smith
First base .-. Ofe
Second base Rotlunan
Third base Lusln'nsky
Left field E. Smith
Center field Warlhen
RiKht Held Wars tat.
Grand Colony Excursion
For Ladies and Gentlemen
Will be Given Through the Auspices of the American
Townsite Co., of San Antonio, from Missouri, Kansas,
Oklnhoman and Nebraska to Texas.
A town lot and five acre tracts will be sold for fruit and truck farms,
summer and winter homes, for three hundred dollars; ten dollars down
and ten dollars per month, no interest or taxes until paid for.
Special cars will be in service, a banquet will be given at Hotel La
Salle, a free oyster and clam bake will be served in grove near Beach.
Fishing and sailing will be at your pleasure at Seadrift and Port
This trip will be the event of your life. Everybody come and bring
your friends. Trains will leave Omaha and other point's in Nebraska.
June 18th, Kansas City, June 19th, at 9 a. m. Oklahoma City and Mus
kogee, June 19th, and intermediate points.
Route and tickets on the Frisco to Port O'Conner. Under all cir
cumstances connect with the rrisco.
Remember this, its gold to you.
For further information address,
DOCTOR C. I. HUTC1IAS0N,
(Mention my name at our office.) Kansas City, Mo-
Wedded In Denver.
The following is n clipping;
from one of Hie Lincoln papers
and will be of much interest' to
Hie young people of (his oil y, as
Mr. (Set tie.r visited Plattsmoulh
at. various times :
The Denver Post of May 20 re
ports Hie marriage of Vogcl (let
tier of Lincoln and Isabel Estes
of Denver, the niariiage cere
mony being performed by tha
Rev. Mr. Schofleld of the Epis
copalian church. Miss, Kstes was,
accompanied by Miss Margaret,
Kerr, preceptress at Wolfe hall,
and several of Miss Kerr's as
Mrs. dettier is a niece of den
eral Allen, U. S, A., stationed at
Washington, D. C, and is prom
inent socially in Washington's
younger set, being a close friend
of Miss Helen Taft and Miss Bess
During the past year Miss Kstes
has been on the rditorial staff of
the Post, doing special feature
work. She is prominent in Den
ver's young set, and in newspaper
circles. The marriage of Mr.
dellier and Miss Kstes was a sur
prise to the friends of both, as,
their engagement had been kept a
secret. The young people met
several years ago, while Mr. det
tier was attending preparatory
school for West Point in the east
Mr. and Mrs. dellier are now at
the home of Mr. deltier's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. dellier. They
will be located after July 1 in
their new home in dreenwood.
Neb., where Mr. dettier is in busi
John Snead, w ho is now a resi
dent of Sioux City, Iowa, called nt
this oflice and ordered a copy of
Hie Plattsmoulh Journal sent to
his address in order that he might
be kept posted on Ihe happenings
in this city.
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