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MONDAY, MARCH 23, 1914.
FLATTSJ30UTH SEEM-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
THE FREE BRIDGE
OVER THE PLATTE
From Present Indications a Free
Day Will Be Given by the Mer
chants Once a Week.
The question of the free Platte
river bridgre and Missouri river
ferry days seems likely to be rut
through, judging from the senti
ment expressed Thursday evening
at the Commercial club meeting,
as most of the business men of
the city seem to look with favor
on the idea of having certain days
f-et aside each month when the
farmers and residents of Mills
county, Iowa, and Sarpy county
can secure transportation over
the bridge and ferry into this city
without having to pay toll.
This is as it should be, as there
should be no opposition to the
move that will tend to expand the
territory now reached by the
business men of the city and
which will bring to this city many
more of the farmers from these
two counties to do their trading.
These free days will not cause a
great outlay of money and will in
time develop a line field that can
belong to IMattsmouth if the
chance to grasp it is realized by
the business interests of the city.
He fore the dates for the free days
are set the fact of the intention to
invite the farmers from our
neighboring counties should be
advertised in order that they may
be prepared to take advantage of
them and a special effort made to
give them an opportunity to se
cure bargains that will show them
the advantages they can secure by
trading here in preference to go
ing to other towns.
The business men can easily
secure the trade from these
localities by showing their in
terest in the persons who come
here to trade from out of the city,
as the live merchants of other
towns throughout the slate are
doing, and which has more than
repaid them for any effort they
may have made. The proposition
is one that must be kept going,
and the live committee that has
been appointed by the Commer
cial club will see that there is an
opportunity afforded the business
men of the city to take advantage
of the chance to pain now ter
ritory for their trade expansion.
Chamberlain's Tablets for Con
stipation. Tor constipation. Chamber
lain's Tablets are excellent. Easy
to take, mild and gentle in effect.
Give them a trial. For sale by
Motorcycle for Sale.
In excellent condition, good as
new. - Uig, powerful 2-cylinder,
developing 7-10 II. P. Need the
money. Must sell at once. See
Ed Steinhaucr at Journal office.
Hedge Posts for Sale.
I have several thousand good
hedge posts for sale. All sizes.
Louie Puis, 5 miles west of
Withdraws as Candidate.
While appreciating deeply the
high honor that the republicans
or the Third ward have conferred
upon me in tendering me the
nomination for the oflice of coun
cilman from that ward, I must
decline the honor, as business
matters will not permit of my
making ihe race. Thanking my
friends for their deep interest
shown ' in my candidacy and
trusting that they will receive the
same loyal support, I respectfully
ask that someone else be placed
on the ticket. Edward Lutz.
Back on the Job.
This morning Frank A. Cloidt,
the money order clerk at the
p.tstollice, who has been con
fined to his home for the past
month, suffering from an attack
of scarletina, is able, to 1m? on the
job again, looking after the needs
of the patrons. His friends were
delighted to see him back in their
midst again after so long an
absence and to find that he had
gotten over the attack of the
malady without serious results.
The Mothers' Favorite.
A cough medicine for children
should be harmless. It should be
pleasant to take. It should be
effectual. Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy is all of this and is the
mothers' favorite everywhere.
For sale by all dealers.
The undersigned will sell at
Public Auction at his home, three
and one-quarter miles east of
Murray and eight miles southeast
of Plattsmouth, on the Roseana
Hall place, what is known as the
old Mose Iliatt place, commenc
ing at 10 o'clock a. m... on
MONDAY, MARCH 30th,
the following described property
One black horse, coming eight
years old, weight about 1,200.
One sorrel horse, coming
twelve years old, weight 1,200.
One brown horse, coming eight
years old, weight about 1,050,
single driver and saddle horse.
One brown mare, coming ten
years old, weight about 1,050.
One black mare, smooth mouth,
weight about 1,100.
One black colt, coming two year
One sorrel colt, coming one
Two good young milk cows,
One yearling heifer.
Some baled oat straw.
Some extra fine early seed oals.
Some cane hay.
Two farm wagons.
One J. I. Case riding lister, new.
One tongue truck disc.
One three-section harrow.
One one-row stalk cutter.
One St. Joe walking lister.
One John Deere 11-inch stir
One corn drill.
Two Avery cultivators.
Three sets of work harness.
One Beatrice separator.
One GO-gallon oil tank and oil.
One big heating stove.
One six-hole Monarch range.
One three-hole oil stove and
One 12-foot dining table.
One kitchen cabinet.
One New Royal cabinet sewing
Six dining room chairs.
Two bedsteads and two springs.
One sanitary cot.
One single cot.
One White Cedar cylinder
Cider vinegar and barrel.
Cooking and kitchen utensils
and other articles too numerous
Terms of Sale.
All sums of ."?10 and under, cash
in hand. All sums over ?10 a
cerdit of six to twelve months will
be piven, purchaser giving note
with approved security, bearing 8
per cent interest from date. All
property must be settled for be
before being removed.
Lunch Will Be Served at Noon by
This property offered for sale is
mostly all new, and in good con
dition. I have sold my lease on
the farm I am living on, and in
tend to quit farming, and every
article offered in this sale will be
sold to the highest bidder and
their will not be a by-bidder on
WM. R. YOUNG. Auctioneer.
V. G. BOEDEKER, Clerk.
Spring Blood and System
During the winter months im
purities accumulate, your blood
becomes impure and thick, your
kidneys, liver and bowels fail to
work, causing so-called "Spring
Fever." You feel tired, weak and
lazy. Electric Bitters the
spring tonic and system cleans
er is what you need; they
stimulate the kidneys, liver and
bowels to healthy action, expel
blood impurities and restore
your health, strength and am
bition. Electric Bitters makes
you feel like new. Start a four
weeks' treatment it will puf you
in fine shape for your spring
work. Guaranteed. All Drug
gists. 50c and $1.00. II. E.
Bucklen & Co., Philadelphia or
You will tma tne most complete
line of stationery in the city of
Plattsmouth at the Journal office.
The finest line of box paper,
visiting and calling cards.
Tyewriter ribbons at the Jour
We arc desirous of se
curing the name of every
person now living who
traded with 'C. E. Wescott
The Boss Clothier," in the
year 1870. Will you please
call at the store or send us
the name by mail?
C. E. WESCOTT'S SONS.
By MARVIN DANA
FROM THE PLAY OF
Copyright. 1312, by th H. XZ, Fly
Tha Trap That Failed.
AS tbe scornful maiden went out
of the door under the escort
of Cassidy, Burke bowed gal
lantly to her litlie back and
blew a kiss from Ms thick finger tips
in mocking reverence for her as an
artist in her way. Then when he
learned that Edward Gilder had ar
rived he ordered that the magnate and
the district attorney be admitted and
that the son also be sent up from his
"It's a bad business, sir," Burke Bald
with hearty sympathy to the shaken
father after the formal greetings that
followed the entrance of the two men.
"It's a very bad business."
"What does he say?" Gilder ques
tioned. "Nothing!- Burke answered. "That
Is why I sent for you. I suppose Mr.
Demarest has made the situation plain
"Yes. he has explained It to me. It's
a terrible position for my boy. But
you'll release him at once, won't you?"
"I can't." Burke replied reluctantly,
but bluntly. "Ton ought not to expect
it. Mr. Gilder."
"Inspector," the magnate cried bro
kenly, "you don't mean"
"I mean. Mr. Gilder, that you've got
to make him talk. That's what I want
you to do for all our sakes. Will you?"
"I'll clo my best," the unhappy man
A minute later Dick, in charge of an
officer, was brought into tlie room.
He was rale, a little disheveled from
his hours in a cell.
The father went forward quickly
and caught Dick's hands in a mighty
"My boyT he murmured huskily.
Then he made a great efTort and con
trolled his emotion to some extent.
"The Inspector tells me," he went on,
"that you've refused to talk to an
swer his questions.
"That wasn't wise under the circum
stances, the father remonstrated hur
riedly. "However, now, Demarest and
I are here to protect your interests, so
that you can talk freely. Now, Dick,
tell us! Who killed that man? We
must know. Tell me."
Demarest went a step toward the
young man. "Dick, I don't want to
frighten you, but your position Is real
ly dangerous. Your only chance is to
speak with perfect frankness. I pledge
you my word I'm telling the truth.
Dick, my boy, I want you to forget
that I'm the district attorney and re
member only that I'm an old friend
of yours and of your father's who is
trying very hard to help you. Surely
you can trust me. Now, Dick, tell me:
Who shot Griggs?"
I shot Griggs," said the young man.
Demarest realized that his plea had
failed, but he made an effort to take
the admission at its face value.
"Why?" he demanded.
"Because I thought he was a bur
glar." "Oh, I seer he said. In a tone of
conviction. "Now, let's go back a lit
tle. Burke says you told him last
night that you had persuaded your
wife to come over to the house and
Join you there. Is that right?"
"Now, tell me, Dick, just what did
happen, won't you?"
There was no reply, and. after a
little interval, the lawyer resumed his
"Did this burglar come Into the
Dick nodded an assent.
"And he attacked you 7
There came another nod of affirma
"And there was a struggle?"
"And you shot him?"
"Then, where did you get the revol
ver?" Dick started to answer without
"Why, I grabbed It" Then, the sig
nificance of this crashed on his con
sciousness, and he checked the words
trembling on his lips. "So," he said
with swift hostility In his voice, "so,
youre trying to trap me, too! You!
And you talk of friendship. I want
none of such friendship."
But Burke would be no longer re
strained. "You don't want to take us for fools,
young man," he said, and his big tones
rumbled harshly through the room. "If
you shot Griggs In mistake for a bur
glar why did you try to bide the fact?
Why did you rretend to me that you
and your wife were alone in the room
when you had that there with you, eh?
Why didn't you call for help? TWhy
didn't yon call for the police as any
honest man would naturally under
"We're trying to save you," the fa
ther pleaded tremulously.
Burke persisted in his vehement pys
tem of attack. Now, he again brought
out tue weapon, that had done Eddie
Griggs to death.
"Where'd you get this gun?" he
"I won't talk, any more," Dick an
swered simply. "I must see my wife
first." His voice became more aggres
sive. "1 want to know what you've
done to her."
"Did she kill Griggs?" Burke ques
Dick was startled out of his calm.
"No, noT he cried, desperately.
"Then, who did?" Burke demanded
sharply. "Who did?"
"I won't say any more until I've
talked with a lawyer whom I can
trust." . He shot a vindictive glance
The father intervened with a riteous
"Dick, if you know who killed this
man you must speak to protect your
self." The face of the young man softened
as he met his father's beseeching eyes.
"I'm sorry, dad." he said, very gen
tly. "But I well, I can't!"
Again. Burke intenosed.
"I'm going to give him a little more
time to think things over. Ferhaps
he'll get to understand the importance
of what we've been saying pretty
He pressed the button on his desk,
and, as the doorman appeared, address
ed that functionary.
"Dan, have one of the men take hlrn
back. You wait outside."
Dick, however, did not move. His
voice came with a note cf determina
tion. "I want to know about my wife.
Where is she?"
Burke disregarded the question as
completely as if it had not been utter
ed and went on speaking to the door
man, with a suggestion in his words
that was effective.
"He's not to speak to any one. you
understand." Then he condescended
to give his attention to the prisoner.
"You'll know all about your wife,
young man. when you make up your
mind to tell me the truth."
. Dick turned. flT'dffMowp(l his custo
dian out of the oflice in silence.
As the doorman reappeared Burke
gave his order, "Dan, have the Turner
woman brought up."
The Inspector next called his stenog
rapher and gave explicit directions.
At the back of the room, behind the
desk, weie three large windows, which
opened oi a corridor, and across this
was n tier of cells. The stenographer
was to take his seat in this corridor.
Just outside one f the windows. Over
the windows the shades were drawn,
6o that he would remain invisible to
any one within the office while yet
easily able to overhear every word
spoken in the room.
When he had completed his instruc
tions to the stenographer Burke turned
to Gilder and Demarest.
"Now, this time," he sl& energetic
ally, 'Til be the one to do the talking.
And get this: Whatever you hear me
say don't you be surprised. Bemeni
ber, we're dealing win crooks, and
when you're dealing with crooks you
have to use crooked ways."
Then the door opened, and Mary
Turner entered. She paid absolutely
no attention to the other two in the
room, but went straight to the desk
and there halted, gazing with her soft
ly penetrant eyes of deepest violet into
the face of the insrtector.
Under that intent scrutiny Burke
felt a challenge and set himself to
, x j. ! j
"You ought to know, tinea ycu hav
match craft with craft nis large
voice was modulate:! to kindliness as
he spoke in a casual manner.
"I Just sent for you to tell you that
"Then, I can go?"
"Sure, you can go."
Without any delny. yet wijhcv.t anv
haste, Mary glanced toward Gilder and
Demarest, who were watching the
scene closely. Then, she went toward
the outer door of the office.
Burke waited until she had nearly
reached the door before he shot his
"G arson has confessed!"
Mary turned and confronted the In
spector, and answered without the
least trace of fear, but the firmness
"Oh, no, he hasn't!"
"What's the reason he hasn't?"
Burke roared out wrathfully.
"Because he didn't do it"
"Well, he says he did It!"
Mary, in her turn, resorted to a bit
of finesse, in order to learn whether
or itGs?jnhrJI lp"n rrrstpi.
"But Ebw"couId he have-done It
when he went" she began.
"Where did he go?"
"You ought to know, since you have
arrested him, and he has confessed."
Burke was frantic over being worst
ed thns. To gain a diversion, he re
verted to his familiar bullying tactics.
"Who shot Crictrs?" be shouted.
"My husband shot a burglar." Mary
said languidly. "Was his name Griggs?"
"Oh. you know better than that,"
Burke declared, truculently. "You see.
we've traced the Maxim silencer. Gar
son himself boucht it up in nartford."
For the first time, Mary was caught
off her guard.
'Tint he told me" she began, then
"What did he tell you?" Burke ques
tioned. "lie told me that fce had never seen
Jine. Surely, if he had had anything
of the sort te would have shown it
Burke pressed the button on the
desk. and. when the doorman appeared,
ordered that the prisoner be returned
to her cell.
"I suppose." Mary said, "that it's
useless for me to claim my constitu
tional rights, and demand to see a
"Yes." Burke agree J. you've guessed
it right, the first time."
Cassidv came hurrying in with a grin
of satisfaction on Lis stolid face.
"Say, chief." the detective said with
animation, "we've pot Garson."
Burke asked Gilder and the district
attorney to withdraw, while he should
have a private convex sation with the
"Now," he said when they were alone
together. "I'm jroinc to be vour friend."
"Are you?" Mary's tone was non
committaL "Yes," Burke declared, heartily.
"And I mean it! Give up the truth
about youxsg Gilder. I know be shot
Griggs, of course. But I'm not taking
any stock in that burglar story not a
little bit! No court would either.
What was really back of the killing?
Was he jealous of Griggs? Well, that's
what he might do then. Ile'i always
been a worthless young cub. A roften
deal like this would be about his gait
I guess. Tell me, now, why did he
shoot Eddie Griggs?"
There was coarseness a-plenty in the
inspector's pretense, but it possessed
a solitary fundamental virtue: it play
ed on the heart of the woman whom he
questioned, aroused it to wrath In de
fense of her mate. In a second, all
poise fled from this girl whose soul
was blossoming in the blest realization
that a man loved her purely, unselfish
ly. Her words came stumbling ia their
"He didn't kill him! lie didn't kill
him!" she fairly hissed. "Why, he's
the mcst wonderful man in the world.
You shan't hurt him! Nobody shall
hurt Lim! IH fight to the end of my
life for Dick Gilder!"
Burke was beaming joyously.
"Well, that's just what I thought."
he said, with smug content "And now,
then, who drd shoot Griggs? We've
got every oneofthe gang. They're
aTTTboks.- See" liero," Tie" "werrr"Vm.
with a suddn change to the respectful
in his manner,, why don't you start
fresh? I'll give you every chance la
the world. I'm dead on the level with
you this time,"
By now Mary had herself well in
hand again vastly ashamed of the
short period of self tetrayal caused by
the official's artifice against her heart
As she listened to the inspector's as
surances, the mocking expression of
her face was not encouraging to that
astute individual, but he persevered
"Just you wait he went on cheer
fully, "and I'll prove to you that I'm
on the level about this, that I'm really
your friend. There was a letter came
for you to your apartment My mm
brought it down to me. I've read it
nere it is. I'll read it to you!"
He picked up an envelope, which had
been lying on the desk, and drew oct
the single sheet of paier it contained.
Mary watched him, wondering much
more than her expression revealed over
this new development Then, as she
listened, quick interest touched her
features to a new life.
This was tbe letter:
I can't go -without ttlllns you how sor
ry I am. Thera won't sever be a time
that I won't remember It was me got you
rent up: that you did time la my jIace.
I ain't polnsr to forgive myself ever, ar.J 1
swear I'm coins straicht always. Tour
true friend. IIELEX ilOFLFUS.
Foronce, Burke "showed "ascertain
delicacy. "When he had finished the
reading, he said nothing for a long
Mary's eyes were luminous In the
Joy of the realization that for her, after
all, rehabilitation might be in a mea
sure possible, though nothing could
ever repay the degradation of years
Infinitely worse than lost
Burke's harsh voice, cadenced to a
singular sympathy, broke in oa her
reverie of pleasure and of pain.
"You knew this?" he Inquired.
"Yes, two days ago."
"Did you tell old Gilder?" he asked.
Mary shook her head In negation.
3 Good Breeding Stallions
.l' . ' ; -.1: '. :
PRIZELANDER A thoroughbred trotting stallion,
black and weighs 1200 pounds. He was foaled in
Borolyptol 3222& darn Minaietta. by Wrestler 1 S7.H. (.rzzd Lim
Minola, by Alpine 9C11; sire Borolyptol Electioneer. Jr.
The season of 1914 for thee horses will be made- at rr.y form
one mile south of Mynard
The Great Breeding Jack "Tom"
Tom is a black jack vith white points and weighs 100)
good bone and a sure foal getter. He will also make the entire
season at my farm.
Tnrmft or eT'crt an( Prizelar.der S10 to ir.st:e ci !t
I Grrfiui to stan( aD( suc For Bodenham arid j:ic:i Ton
I Ul IHUI 513 to insure colt to stand and ruck. Care wUI
be taken to prevent accidents but w ill not be held responsible
should any occur. When parties difpose of mares or remove from
the county service fee becomes due and payable immed-atily.
W. A. FIGHT, Owner.
"tVhat would be the c ?""' she re
mind cd him. "1 had no proof. .'o
cne would believe me."
"They'd Klieve this. TVT.y. thl l.'t
ter sets you clear. If old GI-J t hvr:M
see this letter, there's nath.r.s te
wouldn't do to ruake arr:eii.ls t yo-x
lie's a square jruy himself. If it con;r
to that, even if he was Lard oa yu.
Why, this letter wi; out everythlar."
Then, the Insistent qntion Leatlr.?
at his brain forced h.'ta tv spvak
roapL'r, bull II- hope cn the letter's
inestimable worth t the woran t-e-fore
"Who killed Grirrjr
There was no re; !y. And. presently,
he went on, La'.f ashamed over Lis
own tntrirue njralnst Ler.
"Say." he suld. and. for cr.ee. tla
voice was curiously sur prt-;--L "yoa
tell me who shot Gr:;;s, an 1 I'll shor
this letter O old Glider. Now, listen."
he cried eagerly. I pi re you cy word
of honor that aiijtLL:.; jou say la Ler
Is Just Letween you r. n I m." Urcon
sol u!y Lis ryes uarre;. to the window,
behind wh:ch the stenographer was
bus- with Li rotes.
That single Involuntary stance was
enuh for the keet instinct f th
woman to make a jjness s to the
"Just tip me o2 to the truth." r.nrte
went cn ingratiatingly. "a.iA 111 pet
the necessary evidence In rr. j wn
way. Now. there's nobody here tst
Just you and me. Come on. v jw j ut
"Are yoa sure no one will ever
"XoboJy bat yoa and me." Hart
declared, all a?o? with anticipation of
victory at last. "I jrfve yoa my word!"
Mary met the paxe of the Ir.-rt r
fully. In the use Instant, she 2ah-d
on him a sn.i'.e that was d.irzllr the
smile of a woman triumphant In bcr
mastery of the situation. Her fai-e
was radi.i.it. Uimiuoua with honest
5he FT'oke in a r.ft carnal rrii-.
!e;iite the danclc? deilbt la her fare.
The tones were drawled in the mat
ter of fact fashion of ?taterar.t that
leads a listener to ar.swer without
heed to the exact Import "f the rj v--tlon.
un'es very alert !nded- TLis
Is what she sid:
"I'm not ;.k'.r; loud etouzh. am
ELECTRIC SHOE REPAIRING
111 II Ml II II M
TRY A PAIR OF OUR WORK SHOES.
Every pair guaranterd ar.ci all St- .'.
Tak- a look
AVARD & HcLEAN,
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lish Shire anl wa f(ai-l
in 1P0:1 Brtti by Mr?. Me-ili-cott.
Errand. He L Uiy in
color, with white face, as-i
ham is an excriler;t brefl
er and has many n- clis
in Cas county thar
prove this stiterr.es:.
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