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THURSDAY, MARCH 2G, 1914.
PLATTSSOUTH CEKU-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
By MARVIN DANA
FROM THE PLAY OF
Copyright. 1Q3. by tha XL Sly
BURKE rressed the button call
ami ordered the doorman to
send ia Cassidy. When the de
tective appeared he asked:
"Does CJarson know we're arrested
the Turner pirl and roans Gilder?
And, when he Lad been answered in
the nejratlre: "Or that we're got Chi
cago Red and Dacey here?"
-No. Casiidy replied. "lie hasn't
been spoken to since we rnsde the col
lar. He scerus worried." the detective
TIe'll be mere worried before I fret
through with hi ml" he prowled. He
regarded CussiJy speculatively. "Do
you remember the third degree In
spector Burns worked on McGloln?
"Well, he went on. as the detective
nod-led assent, "that's what I'm going
to do to Garson. He's got imagination,
that crook! The things he don't kriov
alout are the tilings he's afraid of.
After he gets in here, I want you to
take his rals one after the other, and
lock them up in the cell there in the
corridor. The shades on the corridor
windows here will be up, and Garson
will see them taken In. The fact of
their being there will set his imagina
tion to working overtime, all right-
Burke reflected for a moment, and
then Issued the final directions for the
execution of his latest riot.
"When you get the buzzer from me,
you have young Gilder and the Turner
woman sent Til Then, lifter a. "while,
you'll get another buzzer. When you
hear that, come right in here, and tell
me that the gang has squealed. 111 do
the rest. Bring Garson here in Just
five minutes. Tell Dan to come in.
As the detective went out, the door
man entered, and thereat Burke pro
ceeded with the further Instructions
necessary to the carrying out of his
"Take the chairs out of the office,
Dan," he directed, "excert mine and
one other that one!" lie indicated a
chair standing a little way from one
end of his desk. "Now, hare all the
shades up." lie chuckled as he added:
"That Turner woman saTcd you the
trouble with one."
lie returned to his chair, and when
the door opened he was to all appear
ances busily engaged in writing.
Here's Garson, chief." Cassidy an
nounced. TJello, Joe! Burke exclaimed, with
a seeming air of careless friendliness,
as the detective went out, and Garson
stood motionless just within the door.
"Sit down a minute, won t you? the
inspector continued affably. lie did
not look up from his writing as he
Garson's usually strong face was
showing weak with. fear. Hi chin,
which was commonly very firm, moved
a little from uneasy twitchings of his
lips. His clear eyes were slightly
clouded to a look o apprehension as
they roved the worn furtively. lie
made no answer to the inspector's
greeting for a few moments, but re
mained standing without movement.
Ioiscd alertly as If sensing some con
cealed periL Finally, however, bis
anxiety found expression in words.
His tone was rregnant with alarm,
though he strove to make it merely
"Say. what am I arrested for? he
protested. "I ain't done anything."
Burke did not look up. and his pen
continued to hurry over the rnPer.
"Who told you you were arrested?"
lie remarked cheerfully in his blandest
Garson tittered an ejaculation of dis-
-I don't bare to be told, be retorted
huffily. "I'm no college president, but
when a cop grabs me and bring3 me
down here I've got sense enough to
know I'm pinched."
"Is that what they did to you. Joe?
I'll have to speak; to Cassidy about
that Now, just you sit down, Joe.
won't you? I want to have a little
talk with you. I'll be through here in
a second. He went on with, the writ
ing. Garson moved forward slightly to
the single chair near the end of the
desk and there seated himself mechan
ically, nis face" thus was turned to
ward the windows that gave on the
corridor, and his eyes grew yet more
clouded as they rested on the grim
doors of the cells. He writhed in his
chair, and his gaze jumped from he
cells to the impassive figure of the
man at the desk. Now the forger's
nervousness increased momentarily. It
swept beyond bis control. Of a sud
den he sprang up and stepped close to
"Say, he said, in a husky voice, TI
like I'd like to bare a lawyer."
"What's the matter witli you. Joe?"
the inspector returned, always with
that imperturbable air, and without
raising his head from the work that
bo " engrossed his . attention. "You
know, you're not arrested, Joe. Maybe
yon rver will be.". yp-wy for the, love
of Mike, keep stiU aud"leflne" finish
Slowly, very hesitatingly. Garson
went back to the chair, and sank down
on it in a limp attitude of dejection
wholly unlike his customary postures
of strength. Again, his fear fascinated
eyes went to the row of cells that stood
silently menacing on the other side of
the corridor beyond the windows, nis
face was tinged with pray. A physical
sickness was creeping stetlthilv on
him, as his thoughts held insistently
to the catastrophe that threatened. His
intelligence was too keeu to permit
belief that Burke's manner of almost
fulsome kindliness hid nothing omin
ousominous with a hint of death for
him iu return for the death he had
Theu, terror crystallized. His eyes
were caught by a figure, the figure of
Cassidy, advancing there in the cor
ridor. And with the detective went a
man whose gait was slinking, craven.
A cell door swung open, the prisoner
stepped within, the door clanged to.
the bolts shot into their sockets noisily.
Garson sat huddled, stricken for he
had recognized the victim thrust into
the ceil before his eyes. It was Dacey,
one of his own cronies in crime
Dacey. who. the night before, had seen
him kill Rddie Griggs. There was
something concretely sinister to Gar
son in this fact of Dacey's presence
there in the cell.
Of a sudden the forger cried out rau
cously: "Say. inspector, if you've got any
thing on me. I I would" The cry
dropped into unintelligible mumblings.
Burke retained his manner of serene
Indifference to the other's agitation.
Still, his pen hurried over the paper,
and he did not trouble to look up as
be expostulated, half banteringly.
"Now, now! What's the matter with
you, Joe? I told you that I wanted to
ask you a few questions. That's all."
But, after a moment. Garson's emo
tion forced him to another appeal.
"Say, inspector" he began.
Then, abruptly, be was silent, his
mouth still open to utter the word3
that were now held back by horror.
Again, he" saw the detective walking
forward, out there in the corridor. And
with him. as before, was a second fig
ure, which advanced slinking'y.
Again the door swung wide, the pris
oner slipped within, the door clanged
shut, the bolts clattered noisily info
And. in the watcher, terror grew
for he had seen the face of Chicago
Red, another of his pals, another who
bad seen him kill Griggs. At last he
licked his dry lips, and his voice broke
in a throaty whisper.
"Say, inspector, if you've got any
thing against me, why"
"Who said there was anything
against you. Joe?" Burke rejoined, in
a voice that was genially chiding.
v.: ' :
11 "' ' ' V'' S aV' if- I
Say, inspector, if you've got anything
"What's the matter with you today,
Joe? You seem nervous." Still, the
official kept on with his writing.
"No, I ain't nervous, Garson cried,
with a feverish effort to apiear calm.
"Why, what makes you think that?
But this ain't exactly the place you'd
pick out as a pleasant one to spend the
morning." He was silent for a little,
trying with all his strength to regain
his self control, but with small success.
Burke believed that his opportunity
was come. His hand slipped into the
pocket where was the pistol, and
clutched it. He stared at Garson
fiercely, and spoke with a rush of the
"Why did you kill Eddie Griggs?"
"I didn't kill him!" The reply was
quick enough, but it came weakly.
Again, Garson was forced to wet his
lips with a dry tongue, and to swallow
painfully. "I tell you. I didn't kill
him!" he repeated at last, with more
"You killed him last night with
this!" Burie cried, viciously. On the
instant, the pistol leaped into view,
pointed straight at Garson. "Why?"
the inspector shouted. "Come on, now!
"I didn't I tell you!" Garson was
growing stronger, since at last the
crisis was upon him. He got to his
feet with lithe swiftness of movement
and sprang close to the desk. He bent
his head forward challengingly, to meet
the glare of his accuser's eyes.
There passed many seconds, while
the two men battled in silence, will
warring against wilL In the end it
was the murderer who triumphed.
Suddenly, Burke dropped the ristol
into his pocket, and lolled back in his
chair. His gaze fell away from the
man confronting him. In the saiue in
stant the rigidity of Garson's form
relaxed, and he straightened slowly.
"Oh, well," Burke exclaimed ami
ably, "I didn't really think you did. but
I wasn't sure, so I had to take a
chance. You understand, don't you,
"Sure, I understand," Garson replied,
with an amiability equal tQ the inspec
tor's own. -
Burke pressed the buuer as the
agreed sijrnal to Cassidy.- "Where did
you say Mary Turner was last nhrht?"
At the question, nil Garson's fears
for the woman rushed back on him
with appalling force.
"I don't know where she was. he ex
claimed doubtfully. He realized his
blunder even as the words left his lips,
and sought to correct it as best he
might "Why. yes, I do, too," he went
on. as if assailed by sudden memory.
"1 dropped into her place kind of
late, and they said she'd gone to bed
headache, I guess. Yes, she was home,
of course. She didn't go out of the
house all night His Insistence on the
paint was of itself suspicious, but
eagerness to protect her dulled his
"Know anything about Gilder?"
"Not a thing," was the earnest an
swer. The Inner door opened, and Mary
Turner entered the office. Garson with
difficulty suppressed the cry of distress
that rose to hfs lips. For a few mo
laeuts the silence was unbroken. Then
presently Burke by a gesture directed
tLe girl to advance toward the center
of the room. As she obeyed he himself
went a little toward the door, and
when it opened again and Dick Glider
appeared he iuterposed to check the
young man's rush forward as his gaze
fell on his bride, who stood regarding
him with sad eyes.
Then, while still that curious, dy
namic silence endured, Cassidy came
briskly Into the office.
"Say, chief," the detective Bald rap
idly, "they've squealed."
"Squealed, eh? Do they tell the
aame story ?' And then when the de
tective had answered in the affirma
tive he went on speaking in tcnes pon
derous with self complacency.
"I was right, then, after all right all
the time. Good enough." Of a 6udden
his voice boomed somberly. "Mary
Turner, I want you for the murder
Garson's rush halted the sentence.
He had leaped forward. His face was
rigid. He broke on the inspector's
words with a gesture of fury. His
raice came in a hiss:
"That's a lie! I did ill"
(To be Continued)
HAVE VERY INTEREST-
MEETING JIT THE
From Wednesday's Daily.
The W. C. T. U. are truly
erateful to Miss Shaner for hvr
splendid work for the union in
Hiattstnouth on Monday, March
23d, having: a heart-to-heart talk
.vith them in the afternoon at the
home of Mr:-. Charles Troop, ad
vising them to do the little things
they can do for the betterment of
their homes and their country.
Miss Shaner surely has a moth
er's heart or she could not so
deeply reach the hearts of moth
ers as she does with her earnest
sympathy and personal touch.
There are few people who are
blessed with this quality. She
reminds us of our beloved poet,
James Whifcomb Riley, who,
though never being- blessed with
a wife or children, can reach the
hearts of father, mother and
children and make them all love
him. Miss Shaner procured ei?ht
new members and gave great
hopes for the future work. A
generous collection was given at
the M. K. church in the evening".
We are desirous of se
curing the name of every
person now living who
traded with 4,C. E. Wescott
The Boss Clothier," in the
year 1879. Will you please
call at the store or send us
the name by mail?
C. E. WESCOTT'S SONS.
will be vigorous and healthy if you
keep the sow in condition with
5c Sue, S1.00; SSlb.pai (J.lO
An indispensable tonic before
and after farrowing. Increases
milk, improves digestion and the
general condition of the little
pigs. The best disease pre
ventive. Refuse substitutes; insist on
Pratts. . r
SatLafaclioa Guaranteed or Money Back
Get Pratts Stock Book
For Sale by
J. V. EGENBERGER, Plattsmouih
WOLFF & AULT, Cedar Creek.
CITY DADS TALK
Session Not Long and Amount of
Business Handled Small
Street Fair on Main Street
From Tuesaay's Dally.
The city council, at their ses
sion last evening, did not indulge
iu a very lengthy session, and
the matters transacted were not
of great vital interest. Council
man Hichey was the only absent
member when the mayor ealled
the city dads to order, and the
machinery began to grind on the
business of the city.
One of the first matters to be
brought to the attention of the
council was the presentation by
Councilman Buttery of a petition
asking that the Main street of the
city bo granted to the Improved
Order of Redmen to hold a street
carnival thereon for one week.
The petition was signed by some
seventy-two of the business men
of the city. Mr. Buttery moved
that the prayer of the petition be
granted, but the motion failed for
want of a second, and the matter
was finally referred to the judici
ary committee and the city at
torney for an opinion as to thr
question of whether the ciiy
should grant the permission or
not. On this question the vote
was seven to refer to the com
mittee; Buttery no, and Vroman
The petition of John C. Linder
man and W. D. Messersmith in
regard to lots f5 and fG, which
are owned by them, asking that
the said lots be place-! outside of
the city limits of the city of
Piatt smouth was read and refer
red to the judiciary committee,
who at once reported it back to
the. council with the recom
mendation that the prayer of the
petitioners be granted, and the
report was accepted by the coun
cil. The matter of purchasing the
building used as the rity hall was
brought up by Mr. Streighf, who
stated that he ha. I attempted to
see Mr. Egenberger, the owner of
the building, but. he was confined
to his home by sickness and it
was impossible to see him, and
for this reason he asked further
time, which was granted.
The fire and water committee
of the council, which has had
under consideration the petition
of the residents along Pearl
street in regard t" the lack of
fire protection at the corner of
Seventh and Pearl streets, re
ported that after an investiga
tion of the situation there they
found that the hydrants in the
vicinity ample to care for any
danger from fire and also that
the fund for the placing of new
hydrants was exhausted.
Councilman Vroman of the
cemetery' committee called the
attention of the council to the
fact that the old well in the
cemetery was in very bad shape
and needed cleaning and fixing
up, and the same was ordered
Councilman Buttery staled to
the council that he had been ap
proached in regard to the city
purchasing the old county jail as
a place io confine its prisoners,
and had understood that the
county would dispose of the
building at a very reasonable
County Attorney Taylor was
present, at the meeting, and was
called upon by the councilmen to
express his opinion in tho matter
as to the intention of the county
in regard to the selling of the
jail, and Mr. Taylor stated that
he understood that the county
commissioners intended to in
stall the old cells in the new jail,
but as to the price did not know
as to what the commissioners
had decided upon.
County Commissioner Pilz was
present at the meeling and stated
for the benefit of the council that
the commissioners had agreed
that -Si, 000 was a fair price for
the building as it stood and that
the cells in the jail cost some
City Attorney Tidd. in address
ing the council, informed them
that the council could make a
levy to purchase the jail after the
first week in May, but prior to
that date there could be nothing
more done Imt merely talk the
matter over with the commis
sioners. This was referred to
the police committee to handle
the matter and to report later to
the council. Mr. Buttery, the
chairman of the committee, is
arranging a report that will cover
the cost of feeding the prisoners
of the city, as well as the com
mitments. Councilman Streight of the
First ward stated that last, fall
there was some grading ordered
done on the streets that had b-en
curbed and guttered, and when it
was carried out this spring he
wanted three crossings that were
out of grade taken up and placed
on the grad line, which would
require that they be taken up and
lowered, and the work was order
ed done as soon as the grading
M. I). Thomas, the expert ac
countant, who has just finished
up with the work of checking up
the county offices, was present at
the meeting lat evening and ask
ed the council if they cared to
entertain a proposition to eherk
over the books of the various rity
officials, making a short talk
along the line of the different
features of the work of his com
pany, and the matter was refer
red to the finance committee to
pass upon and determine.
The finance committee of the
city council reported the follow
ing claims, which were ordered
paid by the city treasurer: II. L.
Krueger, painting tire apparatus.
?('.G0; James Crecek. salary a
foreman, ?G.C5; Carl Crity,
same, .G.2."3; Hans Lahoda, same,
G.23; Fred Patterson, work on
Mercer avenue, 10; Ray Fox,
street work, s.J.90: Mike Lulz.
same, 33.50; V. B. Rishel. same,
3. 50; B. Walden, same, 1.70:
KIopp & Bartlett Co., election
supplies, A. F. Braun,
salary as chief of fire depart
ment, .'?12.50; George Hraky,
salary as foreman of hose cart.
(. 25; W. II. Mason, salary.
G.25; Alvin Jones, street work,
.c"3.10; I. X. Cummincs, burying
two dogs, SI; J. C. Brittain. sal
ary as secretary of fire dept. and
painting fire apparatus, S12.S5;
Mural Parmele, street work.
Si 4. SO.
The bill of the Nebraska Light
ing company for street lighting,
which was referred to the claims
committee at the !at session of
the council, was referred back to
the council with the recom
mendation that it be allowed, the
company havinir made a reduc
tion of $5 in the amount.
Two new ordinances were also
presented to the council for th-ir
first reading, one being an
ordinance for the inspection of
the different buildings of the
cily to provide for lire protee
liori and for the chief or assist
ant chief of the fire department
to .make the inspection twice a
year, between the first and tenth
of March and the first and tenth
of September of each year, and
after the inspection, to serve
notice upon all persons whose
places have been found in
dangerous shape, and if said
notices are not complied with
within fifteen days ihey shall bn
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor
anil be subjected to a fine of not
less than S3 or more than $50
for the violation thereof.
The second ordinance wa
from the park and improvement
committee and provided for the
appointment by the mayor of
three park commissioners, who
shall have full charge of all the
parks and the streets from the
lot line to the curb for parking
purposes and to purchase trees
and shrubs to place along said
parkways and to have the care
and responsibility of thee parks
and parkways, and for the viola
tion of the ordinance there is at
tached a penally of from 3
The following list of judges
and clerks of election for use at
the coming election on April
7th, was read and appointed by
First Ward J. If. Thrasher,
V. F. Messersmith, V. J. Ilart
wick, judges; B. A. McElwain,
Fred Black, clerks.
Second Ward Claus Boetel,
William Weber, W. It. Richr-I.
judges: George Weideman, John
Third Ward J. R. Kelly. J. W.
Bookmeyer, W. II. Newell,
judges; Henry Jess, O. C. Hudson,
Fourth Ward John Weyrieh,
John Kirkham. August Tartsch.
judges; Auton Nitka, J. C. Peter
Fifth Ward George Sehanlz.
Wm. Crook, Au-u?l Bach, sr..
judges; Ray Sawvers, S. M.
A committee from the Com
mercial club, composed of Mes
srs. Tidd, Crabill and Kunmann.
ras present to request the city to
allow" them the uso of the.
council chamber a a meetin-'j
place, and the same was granted.;
After ordering a number of,
job-s of street wo;k the council !
adjourned to wend their wayj
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Oti Tract ara
Feed Ci aiiii ra
NTERNATIOKAL Harvester tr.a-
ire spreaders have a sccre ci ood
features in" their corstmcticn. Each c z: is
the result of careful field experiment.
An I Ii C sprfeAJrt" ulow ecouii icz riy
yet it has plezij ci cieirznee c.aJrrr.f-a:i Tie rrr
axle is well unier tLe ioai, rrar wterlj
n nis an J Z -shaped 1 :cs U3urt rocJ !:j t n c r.
der ali coaJ.r-oas. l-raie. whrI. acJ a.; . r. v : -
parts are of ste-L A proa trr, j.03 tsaJi t- i a
simple device. WinJu:? vl the beaii-r u rrevestei
by lare diameter. auI beater lzx:ih are stri j, c ar 9
International mannre rprea 2er xr bc:t ia r-r-Til
rtyle and sires, low cr L:;i. m;;e?s cr return pr-n,
tor s:call farms or lar. Lxa.catcrj w.'.l
stnrdmess of construction in everr ci-ti,L K '-i
if evemsded. may aivars ir ta J of the I xral .!r.T-
Examine International spreaJers at tie d a.r .
We will tell yoa h j stlls t c., avid wj icid
you uuexeat. catalogues.
International Harvester Conpasj of An znez
CTunpiaa Dccrisx XacCarvki , Earackt Um ;a
LET THE MAJORITY
SENTIMENT PREVAIL Ifl
LOCATING THE CARNIVAL
The committee tha. j-t.-Jaj
visited the di'Tereiit merchant of
the city to secure a:i e.pr--i':i
f th'ir iew- oil the ra--li"' of
having the -tr't carnival on
Main street, secured the iriat
ures ,,f reventy-Uvo ,,ri tb-ir
petition as favorinir the irrariti::-
f the u-e of the .".tr- t f-r thi
purpose, and only six .,f the bui-lo-ss
h'ues of the e;ly faii-d t
sign. Where th- carimal is
catei is iui a matter of gr-it
toncern to the c-.rn'iijttt . of the
Redmen, but the fact that
many signed the rejuet f r the
use of the Main .-lr-et een; to
indicate that they dire thi
Icati a f'r th- duT-Tent attr.v-ti"ii-.
That the c-arnia! com
pany is t. be h.T,, fias rreated a
great d-al of int-re-t uu;n.z all
the residents of the city tnd the
tiual I'lito'iiif of the IT .rt to
locate them on Mam tite wl
be awaited with interest.
PET DOG FALLS Pi
WELL BUT IS RESCUED
BY SHE KEISHSGHS
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l.m CbTia all llf S t I' r ..f 1 1 . M
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23 Cents for Butter Fat.
The undersirned rnanarer of
the Lincoln Pure HutUr Co.. at
this station, is at this tin.e pay
ing 28c for butler fat. as de
termined by the povernment p.ab
coek test. We are also payinsr th
highest market price at all tirne
for all kinds of produce ar. l
poultry. Call and .ee me before
disposing of your rr"duce.
Lincoln Pure P.utfer Co.,
Blank books or all kinds at the
n iy th- I.
Rhin L-u." a.v! r. r'::.-..-ar..r:nd
it : '1 . f a:i
old II t-vr ahvli t:. . . .1
'bin r.'eri-.r .f t !-. a:, i i". ;
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a- the a'.. -na! 1 r. i :.- !.
a part i-;r .ited t the h- ".."1
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sr;.e r e i r.l 1 ' a: i I . i
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wa 1. : fr'. d-d fee -.--
th pet. The r.-T f.r.e -Th--d
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n;rdy fa-t-r. I t:p ar.d !h.t t!
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into it. : . 'IT"-
Beautiful SMtiamS Pontes
for sale at a'l t2-r.i. f.-r th cit
100 yari, cnl'st I . ia tn
meantirr:,. I bav now aa extrTi
fine ta!Iioa, tn tt in th tai.
for ?a!e. W!I trok for Lot
harness and add.
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Rectal diseases, with testimonials of procaiaest peopi Lo ha bea peraeau
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