The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, September 05, 1912, Image 5

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Copyright, 1905, by J. B. Lippmcott company. All rights reaerved.
Major Archibald W. Butt was on of the haroas of tha Titanic. Ha wai Praaident Taft'i military aid. Aftar
Major Butt's death tha praaidant, with teara in hia ayaa and faltaring voioa, mada him tha aubjact of ona of tha
moat haartfalt aulogiaa aver pronouncad ovar a gallant man, praising hia manhood, his courage, his loyalty, hia
self saorifice.
"Everybody knew Archie as Archie,"' aald the preaident "I cannot go into a box at a theater, I cannot turn
around in my room, I cannot go anywhere, without expeoting to see his smiling face or to hear hia cheerful voioe
in greeting. The life of the preaident la rather isolated, and thoae appointed to liva with him come much closer
to him than any one else. The bond ia very close, and it ia difficult to apeak on auch an occasion.
"Archie Butt's character was simple, straightforward and Incapable of intrigue. A clear sense of humor light
ened h;e life and those about him. Life was not for him a troubled problem. He waa a soldier, and, when ho waa
appointed to serve under another, to that other he rendered Implicit loyalty. I never knew a man who had ao
muoh self abnegation, so much sslf saerifioe, as Archie Butt.
"Occasions like the sinking of the Tltanlo frequently develop unforeseen traita in men. It makea them heroee
when you don't expect it But with Archie it waa just aa natural for him to help thoss about him as it waa
for him to ask me to permit him to do something for some one for me.
"He waa on the deck of the Titanio exactly what he waa everywhere. He leaves a void with those who loved
him, but the cireumstancae of his going are all that we would have had, and, while tears fill the eyes and the
voice is choked, we are felioitated by the memory of what he was."
Before entering upon military life Major Butt diaplayed high literary ability. The best of his stories is "Both
Sides of the Shield," eplendidly written romanoe of love and war.
Almost a Proposal.
lARLY Sunday morning the old
coach was got ready, for Miss
Ellon sang In the cburch choir,
and we had to make an early
start in order that she might get there
on time. "I reckon yon are not a
churchman," said the colonel, "for. If
I remember rightly, the Palmers were
always blue-back Presbyterians, but
most people down here are Episcopa
lians, so don't you go unless you feel
o Inclined."
I acknowledged to being a member
of the Presbyterian church, but ex
pressed a willingness nay, even an
eagerness to go, for I knew that Miss
Ellen would not be at home. The
drive that morning was a memorable
one. Bud sat on the bos and did the
driving, with Pickaninny Sam by his
side Colonel and Mrs. Turpln. Miss
Ellen and 1 occupied the seats on the
Inside. I bad seen tbe George Wash
lngton coach at Mount Vernou, and 1
could not belp thinking of It as I
looked at this heirloom of the Turplns.
1 might have thought that it bad once
been used by General Oglethorpe him
self, so ancient did It look. The colo
nel assured me In a most serious vein
that it bad never bad that distinction,
though there was a tradltioa in tbe
family that it had been occcpied by
General Washington on bis famous
visit to Fort Augusta after tbe days
of tbe Revolution, when be stayed at
Meadow Garden, the home of the Wal
tons, tbe bead of which family had
been one of thoso to sign tbe Declara
tion of Independence. The coach was
still strong and did not look out of
place as it rambled through tbe pine
forests, but it would come near to up
setting at times when going down hills
where the roads were washed Into deep
Every now and then Bud would
bring the team to a stand and. telling
us that the trace or some other part
The Coach Would Come Near to Up
setting at Times.
of tbo harness had broken, would get
dowu aud, taking a bundle of twine
from bis pocket, tie the ends together,
and soon we would stnrt agnln. I.
cared not how many times tho traces
might snap or bow long it took us to
get to church while opposite to me sat
Miss Ellen, her eyes laughing lino
mine every time the horses were
brought to a stop.
"Bud, the harness Is getting pretty
old," Bii Id tho colonel with grave dig
nity when Bud halted the coach for the
fifth time, 1 think, and just within
sight of the old church.
-"Jics. fnthnrltmust beqnslderably
older thau I am," answered Bud cheer
fully as he used the last bit of twine
he had, "but It will hold together an
other sis months, 1 reckon," smiling
Into the coach at Miss Ellen and me.
"Do you think the coach will hold
together that long. Bud?" nervously
asked Mrs. Turpln, for her faith In the
vehicle was but little. Indeed, she had
suggested using the wagon before we
"How can you nsk such a que'tflon,
Mary?" said the colonel, showing an
noyance. "Has It not lasted ever since
George Washington visited Augusta V
It will be here when we are gone and
serve your grandchildren well yet. I'll
be bound." at which Miss Ellen col
ored and Bud laughed heartily.
Bud drove to the back of the church,
where there was a long row of horse
stalls. There were several old coaches
standing by, but none as ancient or
as grand as ours, and I found myself
taking pride in the apparent antiquity
of the family I was visiting and re
member quite well sneering at the
newly painted buggies which were
lined along the fence. We not ouly
had a pew well tip under tbe chancel,
but occupied a place of honor among
tho middle aisle aristocracy. 1 bad
never heard Miss Ellen sing and did
not know now whether she was so
prano or alto. I was tempted sorely
to look around just once to see her In
the organ loft, but so many eyes wen
fixed on me that I kept mine fixed re
ligiously on the minister. After ser
mon the Turplns held quite a recep
tion under the pines in the yard, and
I was given an opportunity of seeing
in what respect they were held in the
county. Several of tbe young meu In
vited mo to hunt with them and of
fered me their guns, shells and dog-.
"We know Bud is pretty busy." (hey
would say, "so If you give the word we
will ride by for you some day this
week." Miss Ellen was the center of
attraction, and every man ti led to edge
himself within tbe circle that ur
rounded her In order to receive" one
passing remnrk from her at least.
She seeited entirely unconscious of the
Influence she exerted In her limited
sphere, yet apparently took this hom
age for granted, or so It appeared to
"We must have n dance lu the ball
while Mr. Palmer is here." I heard her
saying to some of the girls who were
standing near, nt which they Immedi
ately set up such n clatter and chatter
as n hundred sparrows might be ex
pected to make upon tbe first warm
day In spring. The following Friday
was settled as the day, and all. boys
and girls as well, agreed to come
Thursday and belp coolc the supper
for the party, and each agreed, too. to
bring something. Margaret Robert
son snld she would bring all the sugar
nv-dt'd for the cake. Bert Simmons
pr-jmlsed three quarts of cream for the
sillabub, and Jim Barrett said be
would make up the rest that might be
needed. Ruth Howard would donate
flour, and another offered chickens for
the salad, and so on down tho list
"Be sure to bring them picked,
George Adams." said Miss Ellen,
laughing, to tbe lad who had donnted
the chickens, "for If Sally Stovall Is
there you will he of no assistance, as
we know from experience. A nil two
of you girls must come prepared to
spend the night of the ball to help clear
away tho remnants the next day." AH
volunteered, nnd Miss Ellen had n hard
time to choose between them, so high
ly was this honor prized. The rector,
coming out and bearing what nil the
chatter was about, delivered a lecture
upon the frivolity of youth and ended
by saying:
"And If n ) ono has seen about the
music I promise to furnish that as my
share. I will bring my old violin and
be one of the bnnd myself," which an
nouncement was greeted with ap
plause, for I heard afterward that no
one could keep such good time as Mr.
Lamb, and the darky band always
played better when he led it
That afternoon a numlirr of older
were TlitsT ni"thVvofK' fn"nVr i,1p'"'f
was on the point several tluns of toll
lug her whv I had come south, to con
fess that there was no kinship possibly
with the Kentucky PuluiiM-s. but after
several efforts, which really got no fur
ther than planning them. I would fore
go all determination to play a strictly
honorable role, and thou, too, I feared
It nihk'H put Colonel Turpln In a false
position ns well us myself, or so I
chose then to think. That evening Miss
Ellen played more beautifully than I
hud ever heard her play before, and she
sang some old time melodies for ns too
Her voice was sweet, and she sang
simply and without effort. Before bed
time we had gathered u round the piano
md sung glees, even the colonel remeiii-
teriug enough from his old Princeton
days to lend discord occasionally. It
was an uneventful but happy day. and
It swept me many leagues nearer to
the goal to which I had boeu drifting
unconsciously since the tlrst minute I
had been Miss Ellen unci loot.ed into
her honest brown eyes.
(To Be Continued.)
people In t lie' county" called, anil "Mis
Ellen served tea on tho shady side of
the house under the porch. Later Bud
and 1 rode horseback. He took me to
see the camping ground of General
Sherman, which Miss Ellen had point
ed out to me the night of my arrival
aud from there we took a circuitous
route home. He told me many of the
difficulties of fanning In the county
We passed n number of farmers, nnd
from each I learned something nnd
stored up in my mind many a quaint
anecdote for my letters from these
simple country folk. One time when
Bad had ridden forward to consult
some one about getting extra hands 1
rode up to a stolid looking Individual
whom I saw sitting on a rail fence
near by whittling a stick, nis beard
and hair were unkempt, and his whole
attitude was one of supreme Indlffer
ence to his surroundings.
"Good morning," I said.
"Same to you." he answered without
looking up to see who hnd addressed
"How are your crops this year?" I
"Poor." was his monosyllabic reply.
"Good hist year?"
"Nop," with maddening Indifference.
"I hone your crops will be better
next year." I ventured again.
"Doubt It." was all he would answer.
The field buck of him did not look en
couraging. Despairing finally of get
ting any Information from him, I drew
rein, preparing to Join Bud. adding
however, tiefore leaving:
"Well, that's too bad."
With sudden animation he stopped
whittling for a moment to look up nnd
"'Tnln't as bad ns you think, my
I friend. I don't own this land."
i I rode off, laughing at this quaint
conception of the value of land. He
had not Intended to be either witty or
humorous, but was sincere In trying to
disabuse my mind of a false impres
slon I might have of tbe extent of his
troubles. When Bud rode up he ex
plained to mo that the man farmed
only on shares and hnd he owned the
land he would have been held respon
sible for the Interest on the mortgage.
Indeed, he said that to own certain of
tbe land around that section was re
garded ns a calamity.
That ride with Bud gave mo much
material for n letter, and when I went
to my room I wrote until after mid
night. I touched only on tho general
condition of tho planters and petty
farmers and made use of such apt com
ments as I had chanced to pick up
away from the Pines. I rend and re
rend my letter to make sure It could
not bo trnced to Oglethorpe or Its Im
mediate vicinity. I was satisfied that
It would describe ninny of the older
counties In the stnte; but, looking back
now, It seems to me that I was too
general In my deductions and that tho
Illustrations, while unique, did not give
a proper conception either of the man
ners of the people or of the conditions
of the country save in the exceptional
case. But I had been trained to look
for the exception, I fear, which I think
Is the main fault of all young pcoplo
who have a pen put Into their hands,
who are prone to point out tho ridicu
lous side of life Instead of seeing tbe
manhood and the strength which often
underlie conditions, no matter how
strnjieejhey may appear aXflrst
nut my worn for tnat week was
done, and I arose the next morning
with the feeling that I could do with
my time as I wished without trying to
remember Incidents or conversations
which might make interesting rending
matter lu Boston. I rode to the sta
tion and mailed my letter, and on my
return I found Miss Ellen engaged, as
sho said, lu putting the houso to rights,
"For If we leave all until the last day,
very little will bo done," she said, and
so I spent tho dny lending a hand hero
or lifting a piece of furniture there.
Miss Ellen mended many an old lace
curtain that day. while I would Bit.
pipe In mouth, watching her fingers
move backward and forward nnd keep
Ing. mjLoycs on ber face when her own
Many a Plattsmouth Household
Will Find Them So.
To have (lie pains ami aches of
a bail hack removed to be entirely
free from aimovingr, clangorous
urinary disorders, is enough to
make any kidney sufferer .grate
ful. The following advice of one
who has suffered will prove com
forting words to hundreds of
Journal readers.
Mrs. Hay Smith, 10(10 Hock St.,
af! smooth, Nob., says: "I know
that Jioan s Kidney Pills arc a
pioil kidney ini'dicine. have
seen I hem used in my own family
and they havea Iways given relief.
A meinlier of my household had
been sulVcring intensely from
lameness across the hack and
could get no rest at nihl. Set
infr I loan's Kidney Pills ndveti ised
w e got. a supply and I heir use
brought relief. We always gel
1 loan's Kidney Pills at llynoll's
Drug Store. I recommend I hem."
Tor sale by all dealers. Price
uO cents. Fosler-Millmrn Co.,
Buffalo, New York, sole agents for
the l.'nili'd States.
Remember the name Doan's
and take no other.
320 acres of fine Blue Stem Grass
farm, in Hemphill County, Texas. Can
all be put in cultivation. Black san
dy loam soil, fine water. Canadian,
the County Seat, a thriving R. R.
Town. Price $20.00 per acre. This
is a bargain. Will trade for a good
improved 1G0 acre farm, clear of in
cumberance. For further information
P. F. LAU,
Perry, Okla,
To the Public:
You are requested to visit our
store for inspection of our several
lines, before you buy elsewhere.
We have first-class Furniture, Car
pets, Rugs, Mattings and Linoleums
in stock at all times and our price?
are right.
Your visits to our store are ap
preciated. MICHAEL IIILD,
Plattsmouth, : : Nebraska
A Snap at $125 Per Acre.
15 1 acres, 5 miles west and i
mile north of Plattsmouth, Neb.
flood 0-room house 28xx30. Barn
30x51. 25 acres alfalfa, 15 acres
clover, 15 acres pasture, balance
good farm land. Ono-quarter
mile to school. For further par
ticulars write or 'phono
P.. T. Younker, Glenwood, Ia.
Renters, Ahoy I
I have 160 acres land, 3 miles
from Burlington, Colo., and 8
rooni house nearly new; a good,
bitr barn, well and mill, with ele
vated tank and water pipe into
houso and garden. All fenced; 65
acres broke; all level and best
soil. The improvements are worth
2,500 and all are now. A good
home for any man. Can you af
ford to rent when you can buy
this for $30 per acre? Write me
or come and we will look at the
land. Address Otto Mulz, Owner,
ilS Funke Block. Lincoln.
l'rom Tuesday's Dally.
Hnhcrl Hidial and Frank lliber,
Iwo of our promising young men,
departed Monday morning for
Omaha, where I hey will enter the
Creiglilon university school of
pharmacy. Both of Ihese young
gentlemen were born and reared
in Ibis city and have for several
years been employed in two of I lie
local drug slores, Mr. ltebal in
thai of Wcyrieh & lladraha and
Mr. lliber at F. !. l'ricko & Co.
and that will greatly assist, them
in mastering the art of "pill-mak
ing." These young men arc
good, reliable gentlemen and have
always been found ready and wil
ling in their work aud thai lliey
w ill make a success of I heir
school work goes without saying.
From TiiPmlay's Dally.
Some party greatly desirious of
securing some spring chickens,
visited the village of Mynard last
night about 1 1 o'clock and enlerei
the hen house of ltr. Brown, I he
veterinary, and secured a fowl,
but while they were making their
getaway I he doctor, was arousei
from his slumbers, and securing
a gun proceeded lo open fire in
I he direct ion of the noise, and on
further investigation found tho
remains of the fowl filled with
shot, which would lead lo the sup
position lhal Iho, thief also re
ceived a justly deserved dosi of
shot. It is to be hoped this will
prove a lesson lo Iho various
prowlers who have been visiting
the hen houses in that locality.
Homo grown alfalfa seed for
sale. A. L. Todd. .8-8-8twkly
Real Estate
Bought and Sold
Insurance Placed in Best
Farm Loans and Rental Agency
I - Virgil Llullis
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