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THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 1914.'
PLATTSMGUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL.
"it breaks the speed limit to
That's a candid opinion about
this story. There may have
been swifter tales, but not re
cently. It's an aeroplane of a
yarn, moving so fast that you '
lose your breath while you fol
low it. But you don't need any
breath, anyway, because you for
get about respiration with your
eyes on reading of this kind.
Every man has his day of days.
Yours may have come and you
may be swimming in the full tids
of fortune. If so, read how P.
Sybarite found his. If your own
ship is still in the offing, yoa
will enjoy learning how the little
spunky red headed bookkeeper
won a fortune and an heiress,
foiled all his enemies and had
some of the most amazing ad
ventures ever penned all in less
time than it takes the hour hand
to round the clock dial twice.
The Lady of the House.
i T ontv, like a demon of excep
tional ma acuity, a breathless
and overpowering rage pos
sessed 1'. Sybarite. Without
the least hesitation he stretched forth
a hand, snatched the pistol from the
prasp of tlie woman who seemed to
I "liiHiui-Oi It more through surprise
than willingly threw himself half
way down the stairs and took a hasty
pot shot at the marauder almost invisi
ble in the darkness as ho rounded the
turn of the next flight.
Missing, the little man fiung on reck
lessly. As he gained the next floor
down the hall lights Hashed up, switch
on from the upper landing by the
Woman of the house. Thus aided, he
ra ught another glimpse of his prey
midway down the next flight, and
rlu'cked to take a second shot at him.
Again he missed. With but one thought
he hurried on, swung round to the head
tf the stairs, saw his man at the bot
tom, lulled up to him and
r.oneatli him a small rug slipped on
polished parquetry of the landing. l
Sybarite's heels went up and his head
down with a sirkening thump. He
iieard fcis pistol explode once more.
Then, bounding up with uncommon
resiliency he saw the street door of the
house dose behind the fugitive and
heard the heavy slam of it.
Above him on the stairs the lady of
the house appeared.
"Come back."' she called in a guarded
tone. "He's made a clean getaway,
(lot to hand him that. No use trying
to follow. Yoti wouldn't catch up in a
thousand years. Come back d'you
hear? and give me my gun!"
A trifle dashed. P. Sybarite obeyed.
-Now t ten" she addressed the little
man. with a brilliant smile "now we
i an powwow. Come into the den,' and
led the way toward the rear of the
house. He trotted submissively in her
Turning Into a dark doorway, the
woman switched light into an electric
dome, illuminating an interior apart
ment transformed by a wildly original
taste in eccentric decoration into a
lounging room of such distressful
uni.piity that it would have bred un
rest in the soul of a lotus enter.
T.laek. red and gold lusterless black
of coke, lurid crimson of fresh blood;
bright, glaring yellow of gold, new
minted were the predominant notes in
n color scheme at once somber and
"Cozy little hole." l Sybarite
couIdn:t forbear to comment with a
shudder as he dropped into a chair !c
rompli nice to the woman's gesture.
OlTering cigarettes in a golden cas
ket, she selected and lighted one for
herself. "My servants are all abed,"
she said, "or I would offer you a drink."
"You have servants in the house,
"Do I look like a woman who does
her own housework?'
'You do not." he aflirmed politely.
"Ibit can you blame me for wonderinjr
where your servants 've been through
all this" racket?"
"They sleep on the top floor, behind
sound proof doors." his hostess ex
plained complacently, "and have or
ih rs to answer only when I ring, even
if they should happen to hear any
thing" "But there was a burglar." P. Syba
rite iontended'brlslitly. "You saw
; ."Hut-but'-you did see him later on
Snii;!: ;, the woman shook her head.
"1 saw iu burglar, merely a' dear
friend. In short. If. It interests .voir to
"Marl-im:" P. -Sybarite sat up. with i
a shoe-Red expression. - " ' '
'"On," said the wouzaa l.'sMIf , ''we're
T" . , W
By LOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
Copyright, 1912. by the Frank A. Munsey Co.
good enough for one another he ana
I! He deserved what he got when he
married me. Hut that's not saying
I'm content to see him duck what's
coming to him for tonight's deviltry.
In fact, 1 mean to get him before he
gets me. Are you game to lend mo a
"Keally I'd rather be excused."
"Iteally," she mocked pleasantly,
"you won't be. I'm a gentle creature,
hut determined. Perhaps you've heard
of hie Mrs. Jefferson Inche?"
Decidedly he had. and so had nine
tenths of New York's newspaper read
ing population heard of the most dan
gerous woman in town.
"ISut ah Mr. Inche, I understand.
die some years ago."
"So he did."
"Yet you speak of your husband"
"Of my present husband, whose
name I don't wear for reasons of real
estate. I took the rotter on because
he's rich and will be richer when his
father dies. If our marriage comes
oi:t prematurely he'll be disinherited,
so we've agreed to a sub rosa arrange
ment, which leaves him ostensibly a
"Now, I happen to know a marriage
has recently been offered him, through
which he would Immediately come into
control of a big pot of money, and
naturally he's strong for it. But I re
fused his offer of a cool $r.00,000 to
play the Heno circuit, and so he con
cluded to sue for a divorce with a re
volver, a Maxim silencer and a perfect
alibi. Do you follow me?"
"As far as the alibi."
"Oh. that's quite simple! We don't
live together, and he's in sure enough
society, and I'm not. Tonight the an
nual Hadley-Owen post-Lenten mas
querade's in full swing just around the
corner, and Friend Husband's there
with the rest of the haughty bunch.
Can't you see how easy it would be for
him to drop round here between
dances, murder his 'awful wedded wife
and boat it back without his absence
being noticed? Hut I recognized hlra.
I saw his mouth his mask wouldn't
hide that and knew him instantly."
I. Sybarite was silent. He, too. knew
that mouth: its wearer had something
to do with Molly Lesslng.
"Now that you know the lay of the
land, how about helping me out?"
Now. the trail of the man with the
twisted mouth promised fair to lead to
Molly Lesslng. P. Sybarite didn't
linger on his decision.
"Short of trying a 'prentice hand at
"Don't be an assl I only want to
protect myself. P.esidcs, you can't re
fuse. Consider how lenient I've been
with you. If I wanted to be nasty
you'd be on your way now to a cell in
the East Fifty-first street station. But
I was grateful."
"The saints be praised for that!"
exclaimed the little man fervently.
"What's it for?"
"For waking me up in time to pre
vent my murder in my sleep," she re
turned coolly, "and also for being the
Fpunky little devil you are and chasing
off that hound of a husband of mine.
If it wasn't for you he'd ve got me
sure, or else," she amended, "I'd ve
got him, which would have been al
most as unpleasant what with being
pinched and tried and having juries
disagree and getting off at last only on
the plea of insanity and all that. Who
"Michael Monnhan. madam." This
was the first alliterative combination
to pop into his optimistic mind.
"Can that." retorted the lady serene
ly. "Come, what's your real name?"
Taking thought, he saw no great
danger in being truthful for once.
"P. unfortunately Sybarite," he
said, "bookkeeper for Whigham &
Wimpers, leather merchants, Frank
"And how did you come by that coat
"Borrowed it from a drunken cop in
Peufield's a little while ago. They
were raiding the place, and I kind of
wanted to get away. Strange to say.
my disguise didn't take, and I had to
leave by way of the back fences."
"I don't know why," said Mrs. Inche
reflectively, "but I believe everything
you say. Now, what'll you take to do
me a service?"
"My services, madam, are yours to
command. My reward ah, your smile!'
"Hunk!" observed the lady elegantly.
"How would a hundred look to you?
"You misjudge me," the little man
insisted. "Money is really no object."
"Still," ' she frowned in puzzlement.
"I should think a clerk in the leather
"I'm afraid I've misled you. I should
have said that I was a clerk in the
leather business "until today. Now. I
happen to be independently wealthy
a clerk no longer." '
"I think," announced tho lady
thoughtfully, "that you are one of the
slickest young liars I ever listened to.
On the other hand, you're unquestion
ably a perfect. little gentleman. And. J
anyhow, I'm going to take you at your
word and trust joll You're willing to I
go a bit out of "year way do ma a
"Or any other night."
'Very well." Mrs. Inche rose. "Welt
here a moment."
, Wrapping her negligee round her,
she swept magnificently out of the den.
and a moment later again crossed P.
Sybarite's range of vision as she as
cended the stairs. Then she disappear
ed, and his reverie wns presently inter
rupted by the sound of the woman's
high, clear voice. j
; "Hello. Columbus, seven four hun
dred, please! Hello. Mason! Taxicab.
please Mrs. Jefferson, Iic!ie!. Yes
charge. Yes Immediately. Thank
A moment later she reappeared on
the stairs, carrying a wrap of some
sort over her arm. When she again
entered the den it proved to be a man's
coat and soft hat that she had found
"Get up," she ordered imperiously,
"and change to these before you get
pinched for Impersonating an. officer.
I've called a taxi for you. and this is
what I want you to do go to Dutch
House. That's a dive. Fortieth street."
"I've heard of It." nodded P. Syba
rite. "Any sober man who stays away
from It is almost perfectly safe."
"I'll trust you to take care of your
self." said the lady. "Ask Tor lied
November. You know who he is?"
"The gangster? Yes."
"If he Isn't in wait for him if you
wait till daylight."
"Important as all that, eh?"
"It's life or death for me," said Mrs.
Inche serenely. "I've got to have pro
tection. You've seen yourself how bad
I need it. And the police are not for
the likes of me. Besides," she added,
"with engaging candor, "If. I squeal and
"Tell him, 'Nella wants you.'"
tell the truth then Friend Husband
will be disinherited for sure, and I'll
have had rll 1113' trouble for nothing."
"You make it perfectly clear, Mrs.
Inche. And when I see Mr. Bed No
vember?" "Say to him three words 'Nellc
wants yen.' He'll understand. Then
you can go home."
"If I get out alive."
"You're safe if you don't drink any
"Doubtless, but 111 feel safer if you'll
lend mo the loan of this neat little
toy," said P. Sybarite, weighing in one
hand her automatic pistol.
"Anything in it?"
"Three shots left. I believe. 'No mat
ter. I'll get you a handful of car
tridges, and you can reload the clip in
the taxicab hot that you're likely to
When It came to viscid second
thought, alone in the gloom of an un
sympathetic taxicab, P. Sybarite in
clined to concede himself more ass
Dutch House, to which he was
bound, bore the reputation of being as
sinister a dive as ever stood cheek by
jowl with Broadway and brazenly
flaunted an all night liquor license in
the face of law abiding New York, of
which it was said that no sober man
ever went there, other than those who
went to prey, and that no drunkard
ever escaped from it unfleeced; haunt
of the most deadly riffraff to be found
And to this place P. Sybarite was
traveling to deliver a message from a
notorious woman to a gang leader,
with only a 25 caliber automatic and
his native wit and audacity to guard
the moderate fortune that he carried
with him in cash.
P. Sybarite removed his gold and
thoughtfully cached it unfier on of the
cushions of his cab. It seemed a long
chance to take with $100. but $100
wasn't a great deal, after all, to a
man as flush as he, and better lose it
ell. said hs. than make a noise like a
peripatetic mint In a den of thieves
The cab drawing up to. the curb, out
P. Sybarite hopped, a dollar in hand
for the chauffeur, and with It the ad
monition: "I'm keeping you. Walt till
I come out, if I'm all night, and don't
let your motor die, 'cause I may be in
"Gotcha!" said the chauffeur tersely,
and. pocketing the bill, light-d a ciga
rette. P.;Sybarite held back an instant to
inspect.' the approach. , ' ' l '
Since this';was "a Sunday morning It
was decorously dull to the street, ttje
doors to the bar were closed, and the
lights within were low and drowsy.
Even the side door, giving access to
the corridor by which one gained the
"restaurant" was closed much o the
A row of vehicles lined the curb,
among them a single taxicab of decent
Now, as P. Sybarite went to enter
Dutch House shadows appeared on the
ground glass of the side door, and.
opening with a jerk. It let out a gush
of fetid air and together with Respect
ability on the prowl incognito, sly fur
tive of air and in haste.
He paused for a bare Instant on the
threshold, affording P. Sybarite oppor
tunity for a good, long look.
"Two-thirty." said Respectability
brusquely over his shoulder.
The man behind him growled an in
distinct affirmation. "Two-thirty; don't
worry: I'll be on the job."
"And take care of that boy."
"Grab it from me, boss, when he
wakes up he won't know where he's
The door closed, and Respectability
was rudely jostled by P. Sybarite.
The ebony and gold cane of Respect
ability (inhered in mid air.
"Put down that cane. Mr. Brian
Shaynon." said P. Sybarite peaceably,
"unless you want me to play horse
with you in a way to let all New York
know how you spend your wee sma'
With a gasp (prudently lowering his
stick) Mr. Shaynon bent to peer into
the face exposed as P. Sybarite pushed
back his hat. stared an instant, gog
gling, wheeled about and flung heavily
toward his taxicab.
"The Bizarre!' wheezed he to the
chauffeur, and dodging in banged" the
(To Be Continued.)
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.Mrs. .1. M. lliher was anions f he
passengers this morning for Om
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Miss Agues Kails of Lincoln
spent Sunday at the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. S3. J. Kads.
Mrs. W. P. Yoho and son, Dar
win, returned home 'Sunday even
ing from a visit with relatives al
A. II. Yanlandingham shipped
a carload of rattle and hogs to the
South Omaha market, the fore
part of the week.
Ben Lehman was down from
Dodge, Neb., the lore part of the
week attending to some husiness
Samuel Vaughn left Thursday
afternoon for Vermont, 111., to
look after business interests and
1 1 visit relatives.
Mr. ami Mrs. Sanders Vauland
iugham of Davey visited from Sat
urday until Tuesday at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. A. 11. Yanland
ingham. Joe Allen and family moved
last week onto the farm vacaled
by Fred Wenel early in the
spring. They will live here until
next spring at which time Mr.
Allen will take possession of his
Miss Maude .lack, of Washing
ton, I). ('., arrived in Kagle on
Wednesday of last week to spend
a thirty days' vacation at the
home of her parents. .Mr. and
Mrs. W. i. .lack, who reside south
Willie .WHIehuf arrived Wed
nesday of last week from J-'.asl
Las Vegas, .New Mexico, to look
aflep interests out at his farm
southwest of town. Willie re
ports that his wife's condition is
not much improved, lie will re
turn to I-'as Las Vegas in a few
days at which place they expect
lo spend the winter.
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Mi s. Ed. Parrot, of Peru, came
ip Saturday and spent seeral
lays visiting al the Ihmhc of Mr.
ind Mrs. ('.has. Edwards.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Manspraker
dlipped their household goods o
icadia. .eh., where they expect
!o Iir in the fulure. Mr. Man
speaker will engage in tanning.
Miss Ecru Cunningham of
ehawka. came up this week from
Weeping Water ami spoilt several
days visiting at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Bert Heed ol' this city.
Mr. Kittering, of Wellington,
Kansas, spent a lew days visiting
with 1'. M. Trapp the latter pari
of last week, lie was on his way
to York, where he will attend col
.ege the coming ear.
Prof, and .Mrs. Slolhower
diippcd their household goods
Thursday, to Lincoln, which place
hey will make their home in the
future. They have purchased a
due residence property then1.
Harry Doty and family, and
Lauriu .Nickel and family, from
east of Weeping Water, came to
Xlmwood Sunday in the former's
ar, and visited at the home of
B. (i. Morgan. Mr. Doty and .Mrs.
Nickel are cousins of Mrs. Mor
gan. August Bornemcicr and wife
and Mr. Bornenieier's mother,
Mrs. Aug. Hornemeier of Murdock,
left Friday for a trip to Hastings,
'ilhur,Uatoiiia and other Ne
braska points in their auto,
visit with relatives and friends.
John Wunderlich , the demo
ralic candidal.' for sheriff, of
Xehawka, was in (own last Satur
day. Mr. Wunderlich made a
splendid campaign in the prima
ries and says he is going to meet
the people fairly ami squarely
During the wind storm Monday
morning a hayrack belonging to
!. J. Marshall was lifted from the
standards of the wagon thai was
selling in the Held and was car
ried over titty feel and set down
with such force that it was con
siderahly smashed up.
George llalnies left Tuesday
fop Notre Dame, Indiana, lo take
up his school work again this
. S. E. Ciirardet returned Wed
iiVesday ntghl"' froni.his trip to
Mlijitana. He , is- very much
pleased with the coiinlry.
Erank Mc.Nurlin was in town
Wednesday, and took his mother
home with him, who has been
visiting at the r. d. Mo.Xuriiu
Harry Doty and Will Partridge
New Fall Suit
Fred P. Busch
Hotel Riley Building Main and
left Monday afternoon lor Aber
deen. South Dakota, on a land
seeking trip. They are looking
for land lo rent.
Miss Harriet Waddeil of Mills
boro, pa., arrived Wednesday
evening for a visit with her sis
ter, Mrs. S. Mathews, whose
health is very poor.
Valentine Wollen and wife of
Slurges, S. D., arrived Friday
evening for a visit with Mr. Wol-h-n's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
(". Wollen, and llieir relatives.
Mrs. A. ('.. Welch, accompanied
her daughter, Mrs. Towle and the
baby to their home at llarlwcll,
Saturday. Mis. Towle had been
with her parents a couple of
Mr. and Mrs. U. E. Eoiinl' viuau
returned Monday from their sum
mer isit in .New York and Peuii
slvnm'a. They report a line time
and a most enjoyable trip. Five
weeks were spent at Scbnectady,
.N. Y.. wilb their daughter, Mrs.
Elizabet b Turner.
lleii Deiibaugh. of Port Rich
mond, Slaten Island. Y.', is
visiting his sister, Mrs. (ieoige
olive. lb' came out to take hi
mother back with him to make
her home Ihere. Hen is in the
automobile business, and expected
to make the trip in his special car
but found the mads loo bad, so
be left his car in Chicago and
made the I rip on t he t ra in. IP
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Notice to Rural Route Patrons.
It has for some lime been the
custom of many patrons of I he
rural mail routes running out oT
Plattsmouth to place their letters
or mail matter in their boxes
without stamps, in the place of
which placing- in the box the re
quired an'munl of pennies or coin
to pay the postage. 'This is a
violation of the postal rules and
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that all mail matter placed in
the boxes must have Hie required
amount of stamps (hereon. While
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the routes leading' out of plaits
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must insist upon the cessation of
the penny postage business as it
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for the lime It saves our palrons.
AHer tAVo weeks notice (o this af
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vide themselves with postage, vve
will leave nil money and mail in
the boxes. We can provide jmi
with stamps in any quantity at all
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Mrs. Alma Ramey of F.I Reno,
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in this city, being a gue-t of her
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