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Th Mockery of tho Sun.
STL'AUT refused to talk to Nnn,
wont abruptly to his stateroom
and spent a nlht of feverish
dreams. His exhaustion was so
acute restful sleep was Impossible.
'HirouBb. the night his mind weut over
and over the horror of the moment on
tliat marsh when he had looked Into
the depths of his own soul and seen
the flames of hell.
Between the times of dozing uncon
sciousness, which came at Intervals, he
Mtmderod what had become of the two
men In that disabled tender. lie wiilt
d with dread the revelation the dawn
would bring. He rose with the sun
nd looked out of his stateroom win
dow. The bay was a solid sheet of
Jintenhif? ice. The sun was shining
om a cloudless sky, and the great
white field sparkled and flashed like a
sea of diamonds.
lie dressed hurriedly, went Into the
galley, made a fire and called Nan. He
rapped gently on the paneled partition
which separated their staterooms. He
."uld hear her low, softly spoken an
swer as If there were nothing between
"Yes, Jim, what Is it? Are you 1117"
"No, hungry. You will have to help
me get some breakfast."
"The cook hasn't come?" she asked
i suriv lse.
There was a moment's hesitation, and
his Tolce sounded queer when he qulet
In ten minutes she appeared at the
door of the galley, her hair banging In
glorious confusion about her face and
the dark -eyes sparkling with excite
ment. "What on earth does it mean. Jim?"
she asked breathlessly. "Cal could tell
nae nothing last night. Why hasn't the
xok returned r
"lie may never come. Nan."
"Why, Jim?" she gasped.
"They started to tow us In, and the
engine broke down. I think the car- '
boretor probably froze, and they were
driven before the wind, helpless.
There's a chance In a thousand that ,
tboy reached an oyster shanty nnd i
found shelter. We'll hope for the best.
In the meantime you and I will have
to learn io cook ngnin for a few days." !
"A few days!" Nan exclaimed. !
"Yes. The bay is frozen. Our old
guide Is a good cook, but he's safe In
harbor ashore. lie had too much sense
to venture out last night. He can't
pet here now until the ice breaks up."
Nan accepted the situation with girl
The doctor pronounced the meal bet
ter than he had tasted ou the trip.
HJvens was still In an ugly mood and
nrfused to leave his stateroom or nl
low any one but the doctor to enter.
ITc was suffering intent pain from
hfc frostbitten lingers and toes and
ears nnd still cherished his grudge
against Stuart He had carefully con
muled from loth the doctor and Nan
just what had occurred between them
ou the trip that day.
On the second morning after the
freeze a light dawned on the little
man's sulking spirits. During the
night the Ice softened, nnd a strong
southerly breeze had swept every piece
of It to sea.
It was just o'clock, and Nau was
busy humming a song nnd setting the
table for breakfast when Stuart heard
I ' distant drumlxat of n tender's en
gine. The guide was returning from
the shore or the lost tender had come.
If It were the guide he would proba
bly bring news of the other men. Stu
"A tender Is coming. Nan. Don't
omc on deck tintil I tell you."
In a moment he came hack down
Ihe eompunlnnwa.v and soke lit quiet
"It's just ns 1 expected. They are
oth dead. The guide found them on
the marsh over there, frozen."
"The marsh you nnd Cal were on?"!
she asked breathlessly.
"Yes. Both of them were kneeling.
They died with their hands clasped
"And you saved fa I from that?"
he gasped and. turning, tied Into her .
He weut In to change his clothes'
nnd help lift the bodies on deck.
Through the paneled wall he heard
Nan softly sobbing. j
liivcns refusal at tlrst to believe I
the doctor's Klartllng announcement.
He hurriedly dnwed, mine on deck
nnd for live minutes stood Muring Into
the white, dead faces.
JVIthout a wunl.he wenMHow and
askeTTFcTTliH'tor to cafrStiinrt.
When his old friend entered be took
his hand quietly, and for once In his
life the little, black, piercing eyes
were swimming In tears as he spoke.
"You're a great man, Jim, and,
what's bigger, you're a good one. If
God will forgive mo for the foolish
things I said and did I'll try to make
It up to you, old boy. Is It nfl right?"
Stuart's answer was a nod. a smile
nnd a pressure of the hand.
When they were back in New York
the stirring scenes of Virginia brought
Stuart more nnd more Into intimate
personal relations with liivens, nnd
he had taken advautage of the fact to
draw away from his wife. He ceased
to see Nan alone. liivens' increasing
devotion made this easy, and on liar
rlet's return from Europe with an en
gagenient lis understudy in grand
opera his life settled down once more
to the steady development of his
Ideal of service to the common people.
Scarcely n day passed without bring
lng to the young lawyer some remind
er of Blvens' friendship. Two great
lawsuits involving the principles on
which the structure of the modern
business world rested were begun in
the federal courts. . At the financier's
secret suggestion the more Important
of these was placed In Stuart's hands,
Blvens hoped to beat the government
In this suit, but in case the people
should win he wanted Stuart to have
Stuart could scarcely credit his ears
when Blvens said to him with
"How's your big suit to dissolve the
American Chemical company coming
"We're going to win, beyond the shad
ow of a doubt P was the enthusiastic
"If you do, I want you to know, old
boy, that I threw that job Into your
"What a funny mixture of the devil
and the human you are after all, Cal!
The mot e 1 sec of you the less I know
you. In business you nre an op
pressor of the weak, cruel and unjust,
and yet you nre a good husband, a loy
al friend and a member of the church."
Blvens smiled cynically.
"Nothing mysterious about It. I
came Into a world where I found rob
bery nnd murder the foundation of our
commercial system. I grappled with
my enemies, learned the rules of the
game and beat them at it."
"And you expect to win in the end?"
"I have won!"
The young lawyer shook his head
"There's a text our old preacher at
home used to ring the changes on Unit's
been burning Into my life of late. 'Sin
when it Is full grown briugetli forth
As tin two nma drew thus closer and
closer together, Stuart's bearing toward
Nan became guarded, and at last their
relations strained. She met his new at
titude with deep resentment and grow
ing wonder. Her tirm conviction was
that he had become Interested In an
other woman. From the tlrst she had
suspected Harriet Woodman, nnd had
inevitably linked her coming with
Stuart's change of feeling.
With the liberal use of money she
made the .iirrpwlijtniico of a member
oT the cTwrustTf "Hie gniii3icnr"aUu
pnny who agreed to report to her every
movement In Harriet's life.
At the beginning of the season the
usual quarreling of the stars gave to
the young singer the opportunity of
her life, and Nan's friend reported thnt
the little golden haired understudy was
suddenly booked to sing the leading
role in "Faust" on account of the ill
ness of the star.
Nan. believing Harriet would fall,
asked Stuart to spend the evening In
her box at the opera the first time he
had allowed himself to be nlone with
her since their return from the cruise.
"Yes, Nan," he answered quickly,
"I'll go with pleasure A little friend
of mine Is to slug a great rolo tonight.
I'm so glad you're going. I want you
to hear her and help me npplaud."
If Harriet should succeed tonight
the thought was suffocating to Nan
tomorrow her name would be on the
Hps of thousands nnd a new star would
be shining In the musical world!
Stuart took Harriet to the stage door
on his way for Nan. As the cab
wheeled up Broadway hu was In a
fever of excitement over the outcome
of the night's work.
'It's horribly unfair, little ml. for
them to thrust you Into such n position
with only a few hours rehearsal."
"I'm only too thankful for the chance,
Jim," she answered.
At the Mage door he held her hand
in" ia rt i n g "iTTid w lilsperea :
'My soul and body will lie yours to
night, dearie, ltemcmber that! I've
permission from the manager to meet
you behind the scenes after the last
curtain. Be sure to wait a moment
before you go to your dressing room."
'No, I'll see you in my room. 1
shall be so proud of It the star's room
for one night at least! The maid will
show you the way."
'1 will lie In the l'.ivens' box. the
second from the stage on the right.
Don't forget to glance that way, now
A look of pain clouded the fair face.
but be could not see it In the shadows,
and with a last warm pressure of her
hand he was gone.
"I wonder If he does think of me
still as a child?" she mused. "I won
der If he never suspects the storm
She smiled triumphantly. "I'll tell
him something tonight In my song!"
Nan was uot in hu amiable mood
when Stuart led her to the box In the
millionaire's playhouse which New
York society built to exhibit its gowns-.
jewelry and beautiful women.
As the moment for Harriet's appear
ance drew near, Stuart's nervous ten
siou became a positive agony. The
people were In a friendly mood of ex
pectancy, lie fact that she was an
American girl nnd from New York was
greatly in her favor.
The audience greeted her appear
ance with a burst of applause and
waited for the first note.
Stuart was charmed with the effect
of her personality in the character, be
fore she moved. The long, beautiful
golden hair, the Innocent young face
and her simple girlish costume made
an Instantaneous Impression.
With the first sweet note from her
throat every fear vanished. She sang
simply, quietly, exquisitely, without
effort, ns a bird sings because the
song bubbles from within. A ripple
of surprised comment swept the audi
ence nnd burst into vigorous applause
at the close of her song. From start
to finish Harriet received n continuous
ovation. The audience rose In their
seats nnd greeted her with such u
tribute of enthusiasm New York bad
When Stuart had fought his way
through the crowd nnd reached the
stage ho found her alone with her fa
ther In her room. Her hend was rest
ing on his breast, and he was stroking
the fair young forehead with tender,
Stuart turned away from the scene
and left them nlone for a few mo
ments. He found Nan and asked her
to wait for him at the stage door In
her automobile until he could give
Harriet his congratulations.
She consented with a frown aud beg
ged hlrn to hurry.
Her father was still there, and a
crowd of musicians, singers aud crit
ics were waiting iu n group outside to
offer their congratulations. She was
holding them back until his arrival.
".My glorious little pal!" he whisper
ed. Ids voice choking with emotion.
"I'm the proinlcst man In the world
"It's all your work, Jiui." she sniil
sii.iply. "You suggested and willed it.
ami I've made good under your inspi
ration. I'd rather see the happiness
on your face and hear your words t.t
approval than all the applause nf that
He turned and saw Nan standing In
the doorway with n curious smile on
her dished face.
"May I. too, offer my congratula
Hons. Miss Woodman?" she asked.
Harriet's little figure suddenly stiff
ened at the sight of Nan, but at tie'
sound of her 1 " . 1 1 1 1 ! voice ivl-i :.!
and moved to meet the extended li t n I
"Thank yon. .Mrs. liivens." she re
And then Stuart did something that
sent a shock through every liber cf
As easily and naturally as a big
brother he slipped one of his long
M'in.s around Harriet and looked down
with frank admiration into her eyes.
"You see. Nan. she's mine. I raised
her from a wee little mile. And this
was such a cruel and dangerous exper
iment she had no chance. It was iui
INissible, but, !od bless her, she did
Nan made up her mind instantly to
ict on a plan that hud been vnguely
forming and tempting luVfor the past
months. It was her trump eard. She
had hesitated to play it, but she would
do it now without delay.
(To Bo Continued.)
Returns From Short Visit.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Holier! A. Hates, publisher of
the Journal, and his wife, return
ed Sunday from a ten days' visit
with relatives in different parts of
Illinois, and they enjoyed I lie
meeting with their relatives to the
fullest extent, as it bad been a
number of years since either of
them bad visited their old home
Case Against Brown Dropped.
From Tuesday' Dally.
This afternoon the case against
William Jonas Brown was dismis
sed by (be Singer Sewing Machine
company and the bonding com
pany and be was released, having
made a settlement with the com
pany over his shortage. It will
le a matter of universal satisfac
tion that the nfTair has been set
tled, as it has. ns there is great
sympathy expressed for Mr.
Tlrown anil his family in their
misfortune. It is understood lhal
be will be employed by the sewing
machine company in Omaha as n
salesman in tho future.
1 HEAR HP-
PROAGH OF EASTER
Gentle Reminder to the Ladies
Who Are on the Lookout for
That Handsome Easter Hat.
'Hie early approach of Faster
has turned the minds of everyone
to I lie subject of spring articles
of wearing apparel, and in view
of that fact I lie millinery depart
ment of the li i 14 store of M. Fangcr
in this city lias taken on great
activity and Hie new trimmer,
Miss Frankr Starr, who lias hist
arrived, is kept busy, as well ns
her assistants, in preparing I ho
latest creations for Hie feminine
trade in the line of I lie finest and
most fashionable hats ever shown
by Ibis tirm. Miss Starr is a
trimmer whose experience in sev
eral of our metropolitan cities Ills
especially to furnish (be patrons
of Hi is store with I bp most up-to-date
bats ami materials that
money and skill can supply, and
the public would do well to wait
for the announcement of the
opening of this enormous stock to
pick out, (heir spring bead gear,
as the line will embrace every one
of the latest styles and at, prices
that would make one wonder how
il was possible to sell them at
such a low figure, but the man
ager, Mr. ticker, lias ib'tcrinined
to gic ln's patrons be oppor
tunity to purchase their spring
bats nl a low figure in order to
show his appreciation of their
trade. As this store has always
handled Ihe largest line of this
kind in the city and has had sev
eral very flattering seasons of
sales, and it, is this that, makes
them desire to supply the patrons
of the store with the best on the
market. Two large shipments
have just been received of the
latest styles and novelties in bats
and the opening of the spring line
will be one long remembered in
this city, and it would pay pur
chasers to wait for the opening
to secure their hats.
H-H-S- H-H- -H-H-r -H-H
Miss Oeolia Brekenfcld spent
the week with Mrs, Keeklcr, neat
Mrs. Vm. Min ford left the lat
ter part of last week for Dulutb,
Minn., to visit, her daughter.
Mrs. (iordon of Weeping Water
was a guest at the Win. I.etler
home the fore part of Ihe week.
Jas. Turk returned home yes
terday, after having spent several
days with Dan Fells iu Lincoln.
Klder Myers went lo Lincoln
Wednesday o plan for Ihe district
convention of the Church of
Chrisl o be held in lMallsniouth
April !i ami 10.
Kd Clark and family came down
from Sargent. Neb., Wednesday
afternoon for a few days' visit at
the J. !'. Hoover and W. A. Clark
Fltnwnod loses a most excellent
family in the departure of Philip
Slirl. and bis household for Abi
leiice, Kas., on a farm near which
place I hey are t o reside and make
their future home.
The Worley family is rejoicing
over Ihe birth of a line ten-pound
baby buy at Ihe home of Mr. aud
Mrs. J. ). Worley, in Lincoln.
This is the second son who will
help perpetuate the name, and the
little one arrived February 20.
This i the reason you see (irand
pa Worley stepping a little high
Money to loan on city real
estate on good terms and at
moderate rates. Buy or build a
home on tho easy payment plan.
See T. M. Tatterson, Secretary
Plattsmouth Loan and Building
It Will Stick to you always, of course
it, will, Wi'mi-c n'r, a Bazol-Mrnlhol Plastrr
in uli- lo nI i k on until it driven out llio puia
of Ni'iir-iljjiii, J.uuilmuo, Itliruumtisiii, rte.
Vii lr .lis sH.W; r.'Kiilur size 'J.r,r, Atull
(u'u 'M ts r Iirft I, y until from
JJiu'- I aw rrni' (.'., New York.
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prevent dangerous bronchial
and pulmonary ailments such
flrt Croup, Asthma, eto.
Contain no harmful drug.
?6o., 60o. and SI. 00 Dottle.
DAVIS A LAWRENCE CO. Now York.
A ' ' '" 1' ' 'i'Y'VriHiirril-l T a iin in 'i iVH ,77 1 i ..J
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'" " looking for in these days
....... . .. vtui uiuvt, moutta th nuuuci
ful saving in your baking. But it docs more.
It insures wholesomafood.taty food-uniformly raised food.
Calumet ia mada right-to sell right-to bake right. Ask
one of the millions of women who use it or ask your grocer.
RECEIVED HIGHEST AWARDS
W".irld' Pure Food Exposition, CMcato, 111.
Pari Exposition, Franca, March, 1912.
n 1 "'M .Vl'l.f mc I I nm.d
You don't save montu when uoa
n 't be misled. Ziuy Calumet, ll't more economical more wholesome
..- best results. Calumet hat tupemt to tout mill( and toda.
A VERY STRONG
Plattsmouth Loan and Building
Association in Fine Shape and
Enjoyed Successful Year.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Tlii! meeting of the stockhold
ers nf the lMatlstnoulh Loan and
Building association was held last
evening at Coates' hall and the
condiliiin of the association was
most pleasing lo the stockholders,
who have invested their money in
this home institution, which is
one of the strongest in the slate,
and the stockholders embrace per
sons in every walk of life, and
their investments under the care
ful management of the officers of
the Plattsmouth Loan and Build
ing association has steadily grown
and they realize the wisdom of
this form of saving their small
sums, as they receive a handsome
rate of interest for their money.
Tho year just closed has been
the most successful in the history
of the association, and under the
skillful management of the sec
retary, T. M. Patterson the pros
pects are very bright for a great
increase in the amount of busi
ness done. The loans for the year
were .9G,340, an increase of about
91,000 over the previous year's
business, and the dividends of the
association were also greatly in
creased. The thirty-fifth series
of slock has been matured and
paid nil' and the fifty-seventh
scries will be opened this month
for subscribers, and those who
fail lo lake advantage of Ihe op
portunity for investment will
p really regret it.
The stockholders, who number
some 'i(MI, last evening elected
I'red Itainge, Henry II. (ioos and
C. A. Johnson as members of the
board of directors for three years,
and I hey certainly showed good'
judgment in the selection of fhcsn
Mciilleinen for the position, for
I hey are all level-headed business
men and Ibcir judgment, in Hie
conduct of the business of the as
social ion may be relied upon. The
board of tliieclors will elect the
ollicers of the association at I heir
meeting in Ihe middle of the
ARE MOVING INTO ONE
JUDGE TRAVIS' GQTTAGES
From Tuomlny'ii Dally.
Superintendent of City Schools
W. (I. Brooks and wife are having
I heir household goods moved this
week into the residence properly
of Judge II. I). Travis on Marble
street, where I hey w ill make their
residence in the future. This is
one of the most desirable resi
dence sections of the city and the
bouse has been arranged by the
judge with Ihe view of giving his
tenants the most modern con
veniences and the superintendent
and his wife are very fortunate in
You can say goodbye, to con
stipation wilh a clear conscience
if you use Chamberlain's Tablets.
Many have been permanently
cure by I heir use. For sale by
F. (i. Frirke & Co.
Journal for fancy Stationery.
A fi t! H t ! rr-i
incnroe i lex.., a.
buu cheab or hia-ctm knllna tnud
Attend Funeral at Bellevue.
From Tuesday's Dally.
Quite a number from this city
were passengers this afternoon
for Bellevue, where they will ut
lend the funeral of Ihe late Mrs.
Henry Myers, mother of Mrs. T.
M. Patterson and Miss Kmma
Myers. Among the friends of the
family going to pay their last re
spects to this worthy lady were:
Mrs. Everelt Eaton, Mrs. Frank J.
Morgan, Mrs. William MeCauley,
Miss Mae Murphy, Mrs. William
Seliinhllmann ami Mrs. Joseph
Fclzer and daughter, Miss Char
lotte. The funeral was held at the
church in Bellevue at 8 o'clock
and interment made in the ceme
Farmers, mechanics, railroad
ers, laborers, rely on Dr. Thomas'
Kclectic Oil. Fine for cuts, burns,
bruises. Should be kept in every
home. 25c and 50c.
REV. C. C. ROLUT OF
MINNESOTA IN THE CITY
From Tuesday' Dally.
The Hcv. C. C. Ilollit of lied
Wing, Minnesota, missionary for
the sixth district of the Episcopal
church, was in the city yesterday
giving a lecture before the ladies
in the afternoon, and delivered a
most pleasing and powerful Ber
mon at the evening Lenten serv
ices at St. Luke's church, which
was much appreciated by the
members of the church attending
the services, as Ilev. Ilollit is one
of the leading workers of the
church and a most eloquent
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seller when it comes to getting every
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us at our expense by phone. Dates
can be made at .he Journal office.
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