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MONDAY SEPTEMBER. 28, 1914.
PLATTSMQUTH 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. Bat 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 tide
of fortune. If so, read how P.
Sybarite found his. If your own
ship is still in the offing, you
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.
Such Stuff as Plots Are Made Of.
ltrnXIXG to one side. P. Syba
u rite befrari to pick, a slow way
ft th rou sh the press, and eo
presently lie found himself
shoulder to shonlder with elderly and
lHnipous Ilesppctabllity In a furred
yToatccat, -who. all ready for the street,
with shining topper poised at breast
level, had delayed his j:oin;? for an in
stant's guarded confabulation with a
if) I Mil
Saw at His Elbow a Small, Attsntive
youngish m.m conspicuous in this, that
h M as in simple evening dress. Their
backs wero toward P. Sybarite.
Little enough he profited by his open
eavesdropping: what he heard was
sanely illuminating when applied to
the puzzle that baunted him.
"She won't that's Hat." respectabil
ity's companion announced in a sullen
i:y the tone of this last Beelzebub
knew that it issued from an ugly twist
"Hut." Respectability insisted heav
ly. "yon're sure you've done your best
t persuade her'r"
".She won't liten to reason."
"Well everything's arranged. You
have me to thank for that."
Oh." sneered the youncer man.
"you've done a lot. you have!"
And then, moving to give way to a
other making toward the elevators,
Brian Shayuon discovered at his elbow
that small attentive body in sinister
pcarlet and black.
-Well met!" P. Sytmrite saluted him
gayly. "Are you indeed off so early
upon my business?"
Who the devil are yon?" Shaynon
demanded so stormily that heads turn
ed curiously his way. "I demand to
know. Keruove that mask. Iniperti-nent"-
"Musk?" purred Keelzebub in a ton
of wonder. "I wear no mask."
"No mask!" stammered the older
-Nay. I am frankly what I am old
eviVs self." P. Sybarite explained
blaodly. "But you. Brian Shaynon.
yui go always masked, waking or
sleeping. Hypocrisy's your lifelong
mask. You see the distinction, old
Beelzebub laughed provokingly , and
deflly wormed his wayt through , the
press to the dancing floor itself. '
As for the younger man he of the
ugly twisted moutii-P. Sybarite was
cout'ent to bold him in reserve to be
dealt with later at his leisure. For the
present his business pressed with the
On the famous floor twelve score
xouplesswT3iig and swayed JJbe . in
By LOUIS JOSEPH VANCE
Copyright, 11912, by the Frank A. Muniey Co.
toxicating rhythms of an unseen or
chestra. Searching narrowly each fair face
that Sashed past in another's arms, he
waited with seeming patience. A ran
corous discontent gnawed at bis fam
Cut of a sudden he forgot self pity
, and vain repining in the discovery of
the one particular woman swinging
dizzily past in the arms of an incroy
able. whose giddy plumage served only
to render the more striking her ex
quisite fairness and the fine simplicity
of her costume.
For she was all In the black and
white uniform of a Blessington shop
girl, black skirt and blouse, stockings
and pumps, relieved by ehowy Unen at
throat and wrists, with at wolst the
white patch of her tiny lace and linen
Iler gaze veered to bis silent and
aloof figure, and for an instant his
eyas held hers. At once, to his con
sternation, the hot blood stained her
lovely face from throat to brow.
Then, nodding with an air of friend
ly diffidence, she Cashed him a strause.
perplexing smile and was swept on
For a thought he checked hU breath
in stupefaction. Had she. then, recog
nized him? Was it possible that her in
tuition had been keen enough to pierce
bis disguise, visor and all?
But the next moment he could have
sworn In chasriced appreciation of his
colossal stupidity. Of course! nis
costume was that worn by Peter Ken
ny earlier in the evening.
So. after all. ber emotion had been
due solely to embarrassment and re
gret for the pain she had caused poor
Peter by refusing his offer of mar
riage! In good time the music ended, and
near a great, high window wide to the
night the breathless shop girl had drop
ped into a chair.
At Beelzebub's approach the Incroy
able. perhaps mindful of obligations
in another quarter, bowed and moved
off. leaving the field temporarily quite
She greeted him with n faint recur
rence of her former blush.
"Why. Peter!" she cried, and so set
the seal of confirmation on his surmise
as to her misapprehension, "I was won
dering what had become of you.
Thought you must have gone home."
"Peter did go home." P. Sybarite af
firmed, bending over her hand.
"You you're not Peter Kenny?"
"No more than you are Molly Lea
sing." "Molly Lessing! What do you know?
Who can you be? Why are you
"Is it permitted?" he asked, taking
the tiny printed card of dance engage
ments that dangled from ber fingers
by its silken thong.
His lips hardened as he read the in
itials penciled opposite the last dance;
they were "B. S."
"Bayard Shaynon?" be queried.
She assented with a nod. her brows
Coolly, with the miniature pencil at
tached to the card, he changed the
small, faint B to a large, black P.
strengthened the S to correspond and
added to that "ybarite;" then, with a
bow, returned the card.
"You Mr. Sybarite!"
"I. Miss Blessington."
"But oh. Incredible!" she cried. "1
can't believe you."
Facing her. be lifted his scarlet vizor,
meeting ber stare with bis wistful and
"Miss Blessington," he pursued seri
ously, "if you have patience to listen
to what I've been through since we
parted In Thirty-eighth street" En
couraged by her silence, he told her
of the night's happenings. "And all.
it appears, that 1 might come at last
to beg a favor of you. I am about to
transgress your privacy with a ques
tion two. in fact. Will you tell me.
please, iu confidence why you refused
my cousin. Peter Kenny, when he a6k
td you to marry him?"
Coloring, she met his eyes honestly.
"Because Why, it was so utterly
absurd. He's only a boy. Besides, 1
dou't care for him that way."
"You care for some one else 'that
"Yes." said the girl softly, averting
"Is it Mr. Bayard Shaynon?"
"No," she replied after a perceptlbla
"But you have promised to marry
"It was my father's wish."
"And yet you don't like him?"
Looking steadily before ber. the girl
said tensely. "I loathe him."
"Then." cried P. Sybarite in a Joyful
roice. "I may tell you something. You
needn't "marry him." ' . -
She turned startled eyes to his. in
credulous. '"Need not T
I should haTe said cannot."
i Through the loud hum of voices
that, filling the room, bad furnished a
cover for their conversation, sounded
the opening bars of music for tbe final
dance. Tbe pirl rose suddenly, eyes
like stars aflanie fn a face or show.
This way." said P. Sybarite, indi
eating the wide window near by.
Immediately Marian Bkwingtor
slipped through the hangings, ana.
turning, beckoned P. Sybarite to fol
low to the balcony.
"There's no one here," she an
nounced in accents tremulous with ex
citement, when he joined her. "Now
now tell me what you mean!"
"One moment," he warned her gent
ly, turning back to face the opening
just as it was darkened by another
The man with the twisted mouth
stood there, peering blindly into the
"I thought I saw you." he comment
ed blandly, advancing a pace and so
Shaynon's Eyes Winced.
corning face to face with the bristling
little Mephistophelian figure, which be
had endeavored to ignore.
! ."My dance, I believe." he added a
trace more brusquely, over the little
'..''I'm afraid you'll have to excuse
me, Bayard." she returned.
He hesitated. "Do I understand
you're ready for me to take you
"You're to understand that I w-iJl
neither dance nor sit out the dance
with you and that I don't wish to be
("Bless your heart.'" P. Sybarite In
The voice of the younger Shaynon
broke with passion.
This Is the limit!" he cried violent
ly. "I've reached the end of my endur
nrce. Who's this creature you're with?"
"Is your memory so short?" P. Syba
rite asked quietly. "Have you forgot
ten the microbe the little guy who
puts the point In disappointment?"
"I've forgotten nothing, you animal!
Nor that you insulted my father pub
licly a few minutes ago. Remove that
mask and tell me your name. If you
refuse I'll thrash you within an Inch
of your life here and now!"
"One moment." P. Sybarite pleaded,
with a graceful gesture. "Before com
mitting yourself to this mad enter
prise, would you mind telling me ex
actly how you spell that word inch?
With a capital P and a final e' by
With an Inarticulate cry Shaynon's
fist shot out as if to strike his persecu
tor down, but in midair P. Sybarite's
slim, strong fingers closed round and
inflexibly stayed his enemy's wrist. -
"Behave!" P. Sybarite counseled
evenly. "Bemember where you are in
a lady's presence. As for my mask, if
it still annoys you" He jerked itjff
Escaping the balustrade, it caught a
wandering air and drifted indolently
down through the darkness of the
"And if my face tells you nothing."
he added hotly, "perhaps my name
will help. It's Sybarite. You may
have heard it."
As if from a blow Shaynon's eyes
winced. Then, quietly adjusting his
crumpled cuff, be drew himself up.
"Marian." he said as soon as he had
his voice under control, "since you
wish it I'll wait for you in the lobby
Shaynon turned and left them alone
on the balcony.
"I'm sorry." P. Sybarite told tbe girl
in unfeigned contrition. "Please for
give me. I've a vicious temper tbe
color of my hair and I couldn't resist
the temptation to make him squirm."
"If you only knew bow I despised
him." she said, "you wouldn't think it
necessary to excuse yourself, though 1
dou't know yet what it's all about."
""Simply I bappeu to have the whip
hand of the Shaynon conscience," re
turned P. Sybarite. "1 happen to know
that Bayard is secretly the husband of
a woman notorious in New York under
the name of Mrs. Jefferson Incbe."
"Is that true? Dare I believe"
Intimations of fears inexpressibly
alleviated breathed in her tone.
"1 have tbe word of the lady berself,
together with the evidence of his con
fusion Just now. What more do you
"If that Is true how can it be that
be has been .begging , me ; this ,ery
night to marry, bim within a month?" '
"He may have entertained hopes of
gaining his end his freedom in an
other way. Furthermore, he probably
thinks himself forced to seem insistent;
0.7 the part he's playing. His father J
5:esn't knffw of this entanglement;
ue'd disinherit Bayard If he did."
"It may be eo," she responded ra
ze nfjy. :
"Tell me," be suggested presently,
stammering, "if you don't mind giving
me more of your confidence, to which
I don't pretend to have any right, only
my Interest in in you the mystery
with which you surround yourself, liv
ing alone there in that wretched
(To Be Continued.)
J. Beacon. $
Jack Lyell departed Sunday
nioiniiiir for Barnesyjlle, Minn.,
when? lie will remain for the next
sixty days buying and .shipping
Mrs. A. II. Vanlundinghani went
to Plattsmouth Tuesday after
noon, having been called there on
account of the illness of her
daughter, Mrs. Kugne Sclz.
Mrs. Klh'n Kear and grand
daughter, Dora Kear, of Lincoln,
and Mrs. John Milliken. of Cali
fornia, were visitors with Mr. and
Mrs. Louis Hermann nyer Satur
day and Sunday last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Ouinu nio
Inrcd to Lincoln last Saturday and
brought the latter's mother, Mrs.
iMmkle, home with them. They
went to Douglas Sunday to visit
Lee Dunkle and family.
Dr. and Mrs. C. II. Longacre are
the proud parents of a line seven
and a half pound daughter, J. aura
Klizabeth, which arrived at their
home Saturday, September 1.).
The mother and little one are
getting, along nicely.
(). Lell'ell and family arrived
here from Oskaloosa, Kas., the
fore part of the week and are oc
cupying the Samuel Vaughn prop
erty in the oast pari of town. Mr.
Lell'ell i; the new station agent
for the Missouri Pacilic at this
John Wunderlieh, of Nehawka.
democratic candidate for sheriff
of Cass county, accompanied by
L. T. Elmwood. were in town a
short time Sunday, having made
the trip in Mr. Wunderlich's
The stork arrived at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. F. V. lilumen
kamp Thursday morning, Septem
ber 2i, and left a ?eveu and a half
pound girl. The mother and lit
tle one are reported to be getting
along nicely, and "Hill" is aide to
look after his duties at the drug
tore with a little assistance.
Win. Knaptoii, who ha been
routined in. a Lincoln hospital for
Kev. "m. Van Lb'tinm, fop the
hand treated, has improved so
that he was able to r-turn home
the fore part of last week. it
will be some time before he will
be able to us; his hand, as he
'an only move his" lingers slightly
...... . .
VVV V"V . i
Mis. Art Pribble arrived from
Lincoln Saturday and is visiting
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J-l
Mrs. E. D. Stevenson is aide to
be out again af'er being housed
up about a week with an injured
knee, caused by a fall.
.Miss Ellen Anderson has gone
to Walt Hill, Neb., where she
will teach the seventh grade in
the schools at that place.
Mrs. C. L Maylield gave a
family dinner la.-t Friday night
in honor of the 5 i 1 1 1 birthday
anniversary of her husband.
Mr. and Mrs. Henderson Ward
left Wednesday evening for a two
weeks' visit with relatives at Heii
frow, Okla., where Mr. Ward owns
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baum have
moved to Cireenwood. where Mr.
Haum has been appointed oper
ator at the Burlington station,
of which W. T. Starkey, formerly
of Louisville, is agent.
Miss Until Noyes, who expected
to leave last week for Lincoln lo
attend the Wesleyan, was obliged
lo postpone her departure for one
week because of illness. She lias
fully recovered and is now regis
tered at. the university.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Richey and
daughter, Miss Katherine Richey,
of Omaha, were in town a few
hours Thursday. The latter, who
has just entered the Omaha High
school, was obliged to be absent
the past week because of an at
tack of tonsilitis.
Theodore Heim reports the
birlh of a little grandson at the
home of his son, Charles Ileini.
ninlinn' font. fine hovs in Ibis
family. The father, who is suffering-
front.'- tubercular troybky
vas obliged to go to Arizona a
few weeks ago, where he is un
dergoing a treatment which keeps
him flat, on his back, although he
writes that he is gaining in
weight. His friends regard Ibis
as a hopeful sign and are pleased
to learn of it.
Froin Friday's Daily.
Harry White of Sioux City is
here for a short visit with
his parents and friends in this
H. C. Long of Murray was a
visitor today for a few hours in
Omaha looking after some mat
ters of business.
Mont Robb, proprietor of the
Riley hotel and Sheriff Quinton
departed this morning for Lincoln
where they will spend the day.
Nick Baumgart was in the city
yesterday from his farm home to
look after some business matters
here for a few bonis with the
Mrs. Ucorge Savies was among
the passengers this morning for
Omaha where she goes to visit for
the day in that city looking- after
some business affairs.
Misses Mary and Laura Finne
gan of Havelock who have been
h Me visiting with relatives and
friends for a few days departed
Ihis morning on No. 17 ir her
J. W. Jolin-on and wife return
ed home last evening on No. '
from Lincoln when they were iu
attendance at the wedding of their
granddaughter Wednesday even
ing. Miss I.ovie Hiatf of Sidnev, la.,
who is here as a guest of her
sister. Mrs. Frank R. Oobelman.
departed this afternoon for Om
aha where she will spend a few
Miss .oui-e K'dine and sister.
Mrs. lleidemaii were among
I he passengers this morning for
Omaha where they were called to
look after some business affairs
in that city for the day.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Rosencraiis
returned home yesterday morning
from Imperial. Nebraska, where
they have been visiting, being cal
led here by a message announcing
the accident to the mother of Mrs.
A. C. Marl in of Three uaks.
Michigan, who has been here for
the past two weeks visiting at the
home of his brother. Dr. J. B.
Matriu and family in Ibis city de
parted tins morning for his home
L the eas!.
Mrs. Albert Wheeler and Mis
Lillian Wheeler came in this
morning from their homes south
of this city and were among the
passengers on the early I ,u rliug
lon train for Omaha where they
will visit for the day.
Jacob Trilsch and wife were
among the passengers this morn
ing for Omaha where they go to
visit for the day in that ci!y con
sulting a specialist in regard to
an operation that has become
necessary upon the nose of Mr.
(ieorge Reeg and William Bus
teed of Madison. Neb., two pros
perous farmers of that section
wer e in South Omaha yesterday to
secure some cattle for feeding
and while there took advantage of
the occasion lo come to this city
for a visit at the home of Jacob
Meisinger and family over night.
Mrs. V. E. Hawkenberry was a
passenger Ibis morning for Om
aha, where she goes to visit her
.-ister, Mis.s Florence Balser at the
hospital for the day. Miss Balser
was compelled lo undergo an
operation at the lmmanucl
hospital there on Monday.
Henry Born and wife were
among the passenger's this morn
ing on the early Burlington train
r'or maha, where they will go to
visit for a few hours in that city
looking after some matters of
business as well as visiting with
From Salnnlav's Daily.
W. i. Meisinger was a passen
ger this mor ning for Omaha where
he will look after some business
there for a few boni s.
Mrs. Christina Rummell and
grandson Elmer- were passengers
Ihis af!ernoou for Bellevue, where
they will visit, for a few days.
Mrs. A. F. Seyberf was a pas
sengers this morning for Omaha
where she goes to visit for the
day wiih relatives ami friends.
County Judge Beoson, County
Clerk Libershal and C. E. Martin
were in Louisville yesterday iu at
tendance at the base bail tourna
ment. I here.
S. S. Gooding departed this
morning for Rosilie, Neb., where
he was called to look after some
matters of business in that city
for a few days.
Chris Tschirren drove in this
morning from his home near this
city and was among those going
lo the metropolis on the early
Burlington train this morning.
Mrs. Fred Spaugler and daugh-
New Fall Suit
Fred P. Busch
Hotel Riley Building Main and
ier. Miss Lillian and Mis Alice
Oobelman of Union were among
those journeying to the metropolis
where they go to visit there for
M. P. Fay of Long Beach, Cal..
arrived ju the city Thursday for
a visit with old Cass county
friends. He is a guest of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Steppal. west, of the
cily. Mr. Fay lived in litis county
for- many vears prior to his mov
ing lo California a few years ago.
Mrs. W. II. Bunch. Mrs. W. Y..
Maxon, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. O'Connor-
ami Mrs. Drexcl of Randolph.
Nebraska, wen passengers this
morning for Omaha lo visit for
the day. Mr. and .Mrs. O'Connor
motored down yesterday from
their- home for a short visit here.
Lloyd (iapen and son Oliver,
drove in this morning from their
home near Mur ray and were pas
sengers for Omaha on No. 1" this
morning. They accompanied.
Samuel Gapen of Big Horn. Wyo.,
that far on h is jou rm-y homeward,
r.fter a visit here of a week with
his brothers jji (his county.
Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand lfeun
iiigs. from near Cedar Cn-ekk, ac
companied by their daughter. Miss
Helen, wer e in the city a few hour s
today visiting- and trading with
county seat friends, driving- in
from their home this morning.
While her e Mr. Hennirigs paid this
olrice a brief rail.
Mrs. Will Oliver and daughter
Miss Elizabeth came up this
morning from their home near
Murray and were passengers on
Hie early Burlington train for
Omaha where they will spend the
day. Mrs. Fred Rainge accom
panied them lo the metropolis for
a short visit.
Is often caused by indigestion
and constipation, and quickly dis
appears when Chamberlain's tab
ets are taken, l or sale by all deal
ers. E. T. Hughes and wife and MT.
and Mrs. Samuel Raker of Gretna
were in the city yesterday visiting
for the day here at the home of
Mr. and .Mrs. W. E. Rosenerans.
Mrs. J. II. Becker depar t. -.1 thi
morning for I'ekiu, Illinois, where
she will visit for a few days there
with her relatives and friends in
that citv and vicinity.
We will have a car of Wisconsin
Holland Seed Cabbage on track in
about on" week.
Leave your orders as it will
H. M. Soenuichsen.
C. E. Cool, departed this after
noon for Omoha where he will
spend a few hours looking after
some mailers of business.
R. C. Bailey and wife of Maple
Grove were in the city today jo-iking
after some business matters.
Rheumatism Pains Stopped.
The lirsl application of Sloan's
Liniment goes right lo the pain
ful part it penetrates without
rubbing -it slops the Rheumatic
Pains around the joints and gives
relief and comfort. Don't suffer!
Get a bottle to-day! It is a family
medicine for all pains, hur ts, cuts
sore throat, neuralgia and chest
pains. Prevents infection. Mr.
Chas. H. Wentvvorth, California,
writes: "It did wonders for my
Rheumatism, pain is gone as soon
lis I apply it. I recommended it to
my friends as the best Liniment I
ever used." Guaranteed. 25c at
WANTED Clean cotton rags
at the Journal office.
Initial Belt only
made to your individ
ual measurement from
fourteen of our leading
15-ounce all wool serge
in colors b 1 u e, grey
brown and fancy striped
Wear Busch tailored gar
ments made right here
We Do Dry Cleaning.
Sixth Street Plattsmouth, Nth.
Make Your Wants Known
Ad vr rtisenu-nts under tl.i.n luadir.
five --nts r line tacii in--'.-rli'.;i.
fix von!s will l.o t-iejuti'il Hti a line
and no advertisement taken fur lc-.
tiiun ten cents.
FOR SALE Scotch Collie pups.
Imjuire of A. O. Ramge, Route
i, Plattsmouth, Neb.
WANTED Gil l for general hou-e
work. No. washing, i in lumilv.
Inquire of Mrs. George J . liter
or call Phone No. 1.
FOR SALi; Male piys. thoj-ough-bread
o. I, C. with pedigree. .( ;
D. Hess, Wabash. Neb.. I'loeie
I'dlt SALE Two line Chester
White male hogs. Impiir of
James Long bridge.
F(!1 SALE. A few ch..,ee farms
in Cass County. Jcbii Lei.,
Alvo. Nebraska. .t-J 1-tfwky
Try a sack of Forest Rose Hour.
Your money refunded if md sat
isfactory. FOREST ROSE Ib-st Hour on
the market. Soid by all leading
PEARS l-'OH SALE. I oo T bu.
at orchard. I.J." delivered. No.
delivery made with b than i
bushels, or iv t-r i o mile-. n
o.uire of Jne Ib il. Mm rav.
Phone line, lit-B.
'.i-l'K.-ji w kiv .
Mrs. Mary Parsons was aiiio.i:
the visitors in Omaha today for
a few hours on business.
Watch and Jewelry
-Repairing a Specialty-
I have opened a watch and
repair shop in Plattsmouth,
and prepared to do all kinds
of repairing on short notice.
All work guaranteed and
Plattrmouth :-: Riley Block
-The Plattsmouth Auctioneer-
will look after your public sale busi
ness. All business handled cart
fully, and satisfaction guaranteed.
Farm Sales a Specially
.Make Dates at the PJattsmonth State
Bank or Telephone 3 3 6-J.
The Best Flout
on the VJarket
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