The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, January 16, 1913, Image 5

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Copyriaht. 1011.
An Old Perfume.
FOK nine years Stuart had re
fused to see or speak to Nan.
lie met Bivens as a matter of
: i. course, but always downtown
Oaring business hours or at one of hia
3nbs. For the first year Nan had re
sented his attitude In angry pride and
remained silent And then she began
t do a curious thing which had grown
t be a part of hla inmost life. For
the past eight years she had written a
brief dally diary recording her doings,
thought and memories which she mail
ed to him every Sunday night She
asked no reply and be gave none. No
names appeared in its story and no
same was signed to the dainty sheets
of paper which always bore the per
fume of wild strawberries. But the
man who read them in silence knew
and understood.
Th letter from her he held today
was not an unsigned sheet of her diary.
It was a direct personal appeal, tender
and beautiful In its sincerity. She beg
exd him to forget the past because she
needed his friendship and advice, and
asked that be come to see her at once.
.This letter was his first temptation
to break the resolution by which he
bad lived for yearn..
lie rose and paced the room with
firy as he began to realize how des
perate was bis desire to go.
'.'nave 1 fought all these years for
nothing?" he cried.
'iJht thing that draw him with all
bit resistless power was the deeper
oeanlng between the lines. He knew
that each day the Incompleteness of
her life had been borne In upon her
with crushing force. And yet he felt
by an instinct deeper than reason, that
the day he returned from his exile and
touched her baod would mark the be
ginning of a tragedy for both.
In the past nine years he had thrown
his life away only to find It In greater
power. The first year which he had
given of unselfish devotion to the serv
ice of the people had been a failure,
tmt a the end of four years he was
nominated for district attorney and
was swept into office by a large ma
Jority. The enforcement ef Justice
cmiml to be a loke and bwnne a llv
lag faith
, Ills work hud stirred the state to a
iblnr and cleaner civic life During
the past yeor he bad become one of
the foremoHt figures In Amerlcun He
BimTiicy the iM-st loved and the most
huteil and feared tnim In pnMio life In
New York. He asked no favors: h
sought no preferment.
The work on which he had JmrVn
tered was an Investigation lefore,nn
tinus'iiilly Intelligent grand Jury of the
crinilrml net of n group of the most
i.irlns and powerful financiers of the
wnrM When he reuli.eil the magni
tude of the tasl; he hail nude taken
he at once put his house In order for
the supreme effort. It was necessary
that lie give up every outside Interest
that might distract his attention from
the greater task.
The otie matter of grave importance
to which he was giving his lime out
ride his office was his position hs ad
vlsory counsel to )r Woodman In hi
wilt for damages against the chemical
trust .which had hecn dragging Cm
course through the courts for years
To his amn.euient he had Inst re
ceived an offer from livens attorneys
to compromise this suit for $100,000.
Fie would of course advise the doctor
to accept it Immediately. lie had
never believed be could win a peony.
What could be Hlveus' motive to
making such an offer? It was Impos
sible that the shrewd little president
of the American Chemical company
had anything to fear personally from
this attack. Ills fortune now could
aot be less than 140.000,000, and the
Issue of such a suit as the one TPood
mao bad brought and on which he
bud spent so much of his time and
oney was to Bivens a mere bagatelle
It might be Nan-It must be! Her
letter surely made the explanation rea
niiable. She knew this suit was an
tMtacte In the way of their meeting.
During the past winter she had lie
come the sensation of the metropolis
Iter wealth, her beauty, her palaces
and her entertainments had made her
the. subject of endless comment. She
lad set a pace for extravagance which
aiade tiie old loaders stand aghast.
IIr worldly wise moiherhad been dead
for the past live years.
II? wim waiting I lie arrival of Wood
m:in for a conference over Ulvens' of
fer of compromise, and lie dreaded the
"So fhe llrile weasel li;n offered t
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by Thomas Dixon
compromise my suit Tor TnTlf The sum
we named, eh?" the doctor asked In
"I assure you that If the case comes
to its final test you are certain to lose."
"So you have said agalu and again,
my boy," was the good natured reply,
"but his sudden terror, and this offer
abow that we have won already, and
he knows it Bivens has seen the
handwriting on the wall. When the
American people are once aroused
their wrath will sweep the trusts Into
the bottomless pit"
"Bivens isn't worrying about the peo
pie or their wrath."
"Then it's time he began!" the doctor
cried. "Mark my word, the day of the
common people has dawned. This mud
sill of the world has learned to read
and write and begun to think. He
will never be content again until he
turns the world upside down."
"But you must consider this offer
Tou have too much at stake. Tour
factory has been closed for five years.
Your store has been sold, your busi
ness ruined, and you are fighting to pay
the Interest on your debts. I've seen
you growing poorer dally until you
have turned your home into a lodging
house and filled it with strangers."
"I've enjoyed knowing them. My
sympathies have been made larger."
"But is this battle yours alone, doc
tor? Tou are but one among milHons.
Tou are trying to bear the burden of
all. nave you counted the cost? Har
riet's course in music will continue two
years longer. The last year she must
spend abroad Her expenses will be
great This settlement Is a generous
one, no matter what Bivens' motive."
"I can't eompromlse with a man who
has crushed my business by a con
splracy of erganized blackmail"
"Oh. come. come, doctor, talk com
mon sense! Ton were not ruined by
blackmail Ton were crushed by a
law of progress as resistless as the
aw of gnivltv "
"If the law of gravity is unlust li
will be abolished. 1 can't compromise
The last tribunal will give you noth
ing." with Hlveus I refuse bis generosity.
I'll take only what the last tribunal of
the people shall give me Justice."
'The last tribunal of the people will
glve jmi. nothing." the lawyer said
"I'll stand or fall with It I make
common cause with the people I know
that Bivens Is a power now. lie
chooses Judges, defies the law. bribes
legislatures and city councils and
Imagines that he rules the nation. But
the Napoleons of finance today will
be wearing stripes in Sing Sing to
morrow. A despotism of money can
not be fastened on the people of Amer
ica. Only a few years ago a great
millionaire who lived In a palace on
Fifth avenue boldly said to a newspa
per reporter, 'The public bo d dT
Times have changed The millionaires
have iM'gun to buy the newspapers and
beg for public favor. We ore walking
on the crust of a volcano of public
wrath. I am content to live and tight
for the right, win or lose, and play
my little part In this mi-lily drama!"
"1 hail hoped you were ureu or nam
ing a losing battle."
'Til fight this battle to a finish and
I'll win. If Cod lives I'll win I'm so
sure of it. my boy."
Tiie doctor paused and his eyes
"I'm o sure of it that I'm not only
going to refuse this brile from I'.iv
ens. but my answer will le u harder
blow. I'm going to begin another big
ger and more important suit for the
dissolution of the American chemical
Stuart slipped his arm around the
older man with a movement of lu
stinctive tenderness
"Look here, doctor, I've lived In vour
home for fourteen years hihI I've
growu to love you ns my own father
You must listen to me now I can give
no time to your suit. I am Just enter
ing on a great struggle for the people.
Tremendous issues are at Rtake "
"You'll go dowu a wreck if you fall "
"Perhaps, but It's my duty."
"liood boy!" the older uiau cried,
seising Stuart's hand. "You can't fall
That's why I'm going to risk all in
my fight "
"But the ruses are not the same."
"No, I'm old and played out my
life's Bands are nearly run. 1 haven't
much to risk but such as 1 have I
offer it freely to God and my coun
try. I envy you the opportunity to
make a greater sacrifice and you ad
vise me to compromise for a paltry
sum of money a righteous cause mere
ly to save my own akin. I'm proud of
you proud that you live In my house,
proud that I've known and loved you,
and tried to teach you the Joy and the
foolishness of throwing your life
With a wave of his hand the stal
wart figure of the old man passed out
and left him brooding In sorrowful
He seized bis pen at last set his face
like flint and resolutely wrote his an
swer: Dear Nan four latter la very kind. I'll
be honest and tell you that It haa stirred
memories I've tried to kill and can't I
hate to say no, but I must Sincerely.
On the night following Stuart work
ed late In his office developing his
great case He was disappointed In
the final showing of the evidence to
be presented to the grand Jury. Ills
facts were not as strotig as he ex
pected to uiake them.
At 10 o'clock he quit work and bur
rled home to refresh his tired spirit
with Harriet's music. As he hurried
up the steps he nearly collided with
a handsome youug fellow Just emerir
Ing from the door. He was dressed
well, and he had evidently been calling
on some one -perhaps on Harriet!
Stuart let himself in softly and start
ed Ht the sight of Harrier's smiling
face in the imi lor doorway His worst
fears were confirmed. She was dress
ed lu a dainty -veiling gown and had
evidently enjoyed her visitor.
Stuart prei ended not to notice the
fact and asked her to play As he sal
dreaming and watching the rhythmic
movement ot her dell.ule hands lie
began to realize al last that his little
pal stub iioed red haired and free
klcd had silcttth ami mvtorimislt
grow n tut, n ciiiTMiitm woman She
was i went 'out now in 'lie pnle n ml
glor ot iM-fteel VnllllL' Wniml'tll'Hill
and vet she tiad li" lovers He
ih'ivi! win Her music, ot course ll
hid Ih-oii Ihc one absorbing passion ol
life And her pvp had a!wa'.s spar
kled Willi ileep oi at his slightest
word of praise Kor iie nsi lime It
had occurred to him as an Immediate
possibility thai she might marry and
their lives drift apart.
A sweet comradeship had grown l
tween (hem He resented the Idea of
a break In their relations. Yet why
should he"' What rights had he over
her life'; Absolutely none, of coursi
Who was that fid hi w? Where had he
met him before?
lie rose with a sudden frown Sure
as fate -the very boy -the tall, dreamy
looking youngster who (lanced with
her so many times that night ten years
ago at her birthday parly! She said
he was too frail-that her prince must
be strong Well, confound him, he
had got strong
Stuart said, with a studied Indiffer
ence: "Tell me. little pal. who was that
tall young fellow I ran Into on the
"Why, don't you remember my frail
young admirer of long ago?"
"Io yon love him, girlie?"
"When I was very, very young. I
thought I did. It makes me laugh
now. It's wonderful how much we
can outgrow Isn't It?"
"I Just don't like him. and I don't
want vou to like him. Ton see, little
pal, I'm your guardian."
"Are you?"
"Tea. And I'm giving you due legal
notice that yon have no tight to marry
without my consent you promise to
make me your confidant?"
A soft laugh, full of tenderness and
Joy. came from the girl as she turned
her eyea upward for the Brat time:
"All right, gnardle, I'll confer wtti
you on that occasion."
(To Uo Continued.)
I Tho Modern Woodmen of
America will give their first
! annual mask ball on the
evening of January 25, 1913.
! ('mod prizes will lie given
and a royal pond lime is
assured to all. Music liy Hm
M. V. . orchestra.
Thomson, Dentist, Wescott Blk.
From Wt-iln
'I'll.' I
l( ll.
i hrlly.
nr's llotiev iinupii"
appeared al
last evening
tlic I'annelc theater
before a utv fair
audience, which was greatl
pleased wild the play as present
ed b I lie company . The fact that
a former I ' la I stm hi I h nung man.
V. (I. Hankin. appeared in Iho
company, drew a large crowd of
his former friends lo Iho theater
and he received tuile an ovalion
when he appeared on the stage.
He was ery clever in his role and
his acting: greatly pleased the
audience. The play was of the
farce comedy order and designed
for laughing: purposes only, and
it certainly served its purpose, as
I he audience w as kept in u con
tinuous roar of laughter hy the
comical situations in the play. As
a whole the play was a very fair
one and presented in a very capa
ble manner.
From Wednesday's Dally.
The stockholders of the Bank
of Union held their annual meet
ing on Monday, and all Iho officers
re-elected with the exception of
president, M. II. Shoemaker de
clining another years' service, and
William Ost was elected to that
position. The only other change
made was I he addition of tho
names of VV. li. Banning and W.
O. James to the directorate. Tho
bank's officers for the ensuing
year are as follows: President,
William Ost; vice president, L. G.
Todd; cashier, J. M. Peterson; as
sistant cashier, Miss Iva Mongey;
directors. J. M. Patterson, M. II.
Shoemaker, Wililam Ost, L. (.
Todd, August K. Ost, W. H. Ban
ning and W. ft, James.' Union
County Attorney (',. II. Taylor
today tiled in the county court a
eomplaini against Charles Chester
ami Carl Olson, who are employed
in the quarries at Cedar Creek,
charging them with assaulting
Martin Miller of that village. The
assault occurred last evening at
Cedar Creek, when the men he
came involved in an altercation
ami Iho complaining witness al
leges the defendants knocked him
down and proceeded lo kick him
several limes and otherwise al
Icmplcd lo mar the beauty ami
sviiimelei'v of his face and form
by healing him, and he came lo
this cily this morning and bulged
his complaint with the county' at
torney. Mepuly Sheriff Man
speaker will go out to Cedar Creek
this aflernoon lo serve the war
rants and bring the prisoners in
for arraignment.
Local News
Paul Stadolman takes subscrip
tions for any magazine or club
of magazines at special rates.
L. C. W. Murray was in the city
yesterday for a few hours looking
after some trading wild the mer
chants. Henry Thierolf of Cedar Creek
was in the city today calling on
his doctor lo have his foot
William Puis of Murray was in
the city today looking after some
trading with the merchants for a
few hours.
I. A. Young, from south rf this
city, was in town this afternoon
attending lo business matters for
a few hours.
Forest Rose Flour guaranteed
to be as good as any flour on the
market. Sold by all leading deal
ers. Try it.
miss J'.smer uison came over
-st 1 t 1
this morning from Pacific Junc
tion to look after some business
matters for a few hours.
George Bruchoeber departed
this morning for his home nt
Ashland, after n short visit here
w if li friends and relal ives.
Frank Ashenbrenncp dcparled
lliis aflernoon for the met ropulis,
where he was called lo look after
s'lino important Imim'iu'ss mailer.
Saturday Night, Jan. 18 f
Pearl Streets.
Gents 50 Cents Ladies 25 Cents
Spectators 25 Cents
Miss Bertha Seiver of Mar
quette, Neb., arrived this morning
to visit for a time with her sister,
Mrs. J. L. Thompson and family
in this city.
J. B. Tipton, tho Pollock-Duff
bridge tender, eamo down from
his homo this afternoon to Took
after some trading with Iho mer
chants for a few hour9.
Will Kehne, Clarence Meising
or and Fred Kall'enberger wers
passengers this morning for
Omaha, where they will spend the
day with August Kehne at' the
hospital. August is getting along
nicely and expects to be able to
return home tho last of tho week.
L. F. Langhorst and W. 0.
Bartlett of Elmwood were in the
city last evening visiting with
their friends. Mr. Langhorst has
just recently recovered from a
severe illness, but is feeling much
improved in health, which will be
pleasing news to his many friends
Commercial Trouble Occurs In Kiev,
Moscow and Lodz,
A commercial panic, with many fail
ures, tins been preclpltnted by the
ukase expelling the remaining Jews
from the city of Kiev by the end of
the UiiMslan year. Among those ex
pelled are ttH merchants of the flrst
guild, with their families. Their status
menus that they are traders In a large
way of business, and the Moscow Prod
uce Exchange, In order to protect the
entire home market, has had to peti
tion the minister of finance to modify
or delay the expulsion.
"The petition sets forth that the 1R4
Jewish merchants do tin extensive busi
ness In Russia, with an overturn lu the
past year of over $t:ri,()(Hl,(H)0. They
have current liabilities of half that
mini In bills of exchange, of which
three-ipinrters are owing In Moscow
and die oilier ipiarler In I .oil.
"The Jews of Kiev have transferred
most of their cash balances to Rou
manian mhI Austrian hunks, ho that an
immediate effect of tlielr expulsion
would be to Hood Moscow ami I.odz
niiitiul'ai'titrers wilh bad debts and In
volve thousands of smaller firms In the
retail trade." '
German Empress Forbids Aviators
From Flying Near Palace.
The German empress has made it
formal request that aeroplanes and
Zeppelin dirigibles be forbidden to pass
over the royal palace
She said nhe had been made very
nervous by the constant flailing gun
llke explosions of the engines and fear
ed also that some of the air craft might
fall on the paluce.
"Albert, what did your sister sav
when you told her 1 was In the parlor
waiting?" Inquired the hopeful young
"Nothing." But ibe took a ring off
one finger an' put It on another." Up
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Wood Wanted.
Those of our subscribers who
desire to pay their subscriptions
in wood are roquestcd to bring it
in before tho roads get bad, as
wo dosire to place it in the dry.
Come in wilh it, boys, right away.
Tho newest thing in stationery
correspondence cards, in plain,
gold and silver edges. You will
llnd a choice assortment of this
line at tho Journal office. Re
member that if it's in the lino of
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Doan's Ilegulets are recom
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