The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, December 17, 1914, Page PAGE 7, Image 7

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The Detective of the
Copyright. 1913.
Bv liesketh Prichard
Linda Petersham.
rovr.Mi:i:i: JOE Lad bidden me
I" nvw
ll t the little siding
ly the picturesque
SiU nt Water.
i;-in!-.- of
ft V'tfl'li
!e back again. Mr.
:; n:
h. :is s hiu as yciu've fixed them
I.OW I!.
1.-. Wi
iiirir t-i'i. tracts, auu men. may
'!! trv a v.i.'.f Lmnt. There's a
tidy p;u-U niiiiix t".t on the Noir
i c y!h-:i it's i::oon!ig'it."
P.i;t iht- Iiac!i!fS t' business are not
s. -:i-::y .!i:;kc:i tiff, and the spring
h. i l alnr.dy come before another va
ati'Mi in ll. e woods had begun to
rif : into possibility. About this
lis:" I.i!.da rnr.g tne up on
tin.- tc-lej'i"iio and demanded ray pres--:if'.:it
luii' li.
Hut I ;i;u engaged." said L "What
is it V
"I will toll you when you come. I
want :."
I n..:de another efl'ort to explain my
j"-i;i f.i. bet I. i. l.i had said her last
wi :l and rui.i: off. I smiled as I call
ed up th-.' pu-t'iro of a small Greek
hoad oi"v!.iil with golden hair, a pair
of dark b'.uo eyes and a month wear
ing a rather imperious txprewon.
TLv n 1 of it was that I went, for I
hive k;i v.n Linda all her life. The
1 Vt"rharj family consists of Lmda
and her father, and. though in busi
ness relations Mr. Petersham is a pow
er t be re ke.ed with, at home be ex
ists f.r the sole apparent purpose of
earryin n:t bis (-harming daughter's
wishes. It is a delightful house to go
to. f..r they are the happiest people I
I found myself the only guest, which
s'trpris.-d i a.-, for the Petersham man
sion has a reputation fcr hospitality.
'Ja:;res. 1 want you to do this fcr
me I want you to persuade pop not
to soiiu thlr.."
"I ? I persuade' Inui? Yen "Con't
net d me for that you. who can make
Lim do or not do anything, just as you
. wisn:-
-I thouSit I could, but I find I can't."
" "IIow is j!iat ':"
;?ell. he is set on going back to
Ja!m:u l:s "
Kahnaeks? I know it is the place
T :i I Li s Fi--f h r built up in the moun
tains.. He used to shooting and
"ti-!.i!i- tin re."
"That is jr. It's a p'aee you'd love
Lts of iroo.i rooms and standing way
back on a mountain slope, with miles
of view and a tumbling past
the very door. Father bought it last and with it all the sporting rights
tin iis Fischer claimed. The woods are
- full of moose, and there are beaver and
otter, and that's where the trouble
tame in.""
"i:ut I Iscb-.r had trouble from the
day h went tip to shoot at Kalmucks,
lie had to ru'i for it. so I was told.
Didn't .four father know that? Why
did .Mr. Pettr.sham have anything to
do with the -lace?"
"Oh. it was just one of pop's no
tions. 1 suppose," said Linda, with the
ratt)er weary tolerance of the modern
"They pre a dangerous lot round
inr re."
"He know that. They are squatters
trappers who have squatted among
those woods and hills for generations.
Of course they think the country be
longs ti them. Pop knew that, and in
his opini-m the compensation Julius
Fischer offer! and gave tnein was in
adequate." "It wi u!d be," 1 commented. 1
cou'.d without effort imacine Julius
Fisi tier's views on compensation, for
1 hal met him in business.
Well, father wont into the matter.
;: he found that the squatters had a
;.o,d deal to be said lor their side of
the oast, so that be did what he
th -iiIit was fair by them. lie paid
them ir.M-d hiuh prices for their rights,
or v. they considered to be their
ri-: hi, for in Jaw. of course, they hs
Ke.s.j none. Kvory one seemed pleased
and satisfied, and we were looking for
ward to coitii; there this spring for the
tSh wl.en news came that one of fa
th. r's uamo wardens had been shot at."
"Shot at?"
Linda nodded the Greek head 1 ad-iiii-cil
so lyui h.
' Yes. Last autumn father rut on a
rt.iij.le of wardens to look after the
g:.rne. and they have been there all
winter. From their reports they have
got on quite well with the squatters,
and now suddenly, for no reason that
ti"V can guess, one of them. William
Vi 'irkc by name, has been tired upon In
1:1 camp."
- Killed;" I asked.
"No. but badly wounded. He said he
was sure tee bullet could have been
p:tf Into his heart just as easily, but it
v. as s. i.t tliromrl) his--Miet by way of a
i. ntieo to ;u:t. lie tliinks."
Those f;Jts up there must be hn!f
sa .c-ivs "
"They are. but that's not all. Three
days ago a'ietferca"nTernieant for'Ta
ther, but addressed to me. Whoever
wrote It must have seen father and
knew that he was not the kind of man
who could be readily frightened, so
they thought they would get at him
through me. It was a horrible letter."
The words were written upon a sheet
torn from an old account book. They
ran as follows:
Tou. Petersham, you mean skunk!
Don't you com in our wods unles yor
witling to pay five thousand dollars. Bring
the goods end you I be told wher to put it.
so It wHl come Into the hands of riters.
Dollars ain't nothin to you. but they can
keep an expanding bulet out yor hide.
"Do you think it Is a hoax?"
"Well. no. I can't honestly say I do."
"Which means, in plain language,
that if father does not pay up that $5.-
000 he will be shot,"
"Not necessarily. lie need not go up
to Kalmacks this fall.
"But of course he will go! lie's more
set on going than ever. You know fa
ther w hen he's dealing with men. And
he persists in his opinion that the let
ter is probnbly only bluff."
I considered for a little before I
spoke. "Linda, have you really sent
for me to try to persuade your father
that it would be wiser for him not to
go to Kalmacks?"
Linda's lip curled scornfully. "I
should not put it just like that! I can
imagine father's answer if you did,
I'm afraid it will be no good letting
you say anything you don't know how."
"You mean that 1 have no tact?"
She smiled at me. and I instantly
forgave her. "Well, perhaps I do. but
you know it is far better to be able to
give help than just to talk about it.
Father is determined on going to Kal
macks. and I want you to come with
"Us?" I cried.
"Naturally, I'm going."
"But it is absurd! Your father would
never allow It!"
"lie can't prevent it. dear James."
she said softly. "1 don't for a moment
suppose that even the Kalmacks jneople
would attack a woman. And lLher is
all that 1 have in the world. I'm go
ing." "Then I suppose I shall have to go
too. But tell me what purpose does
your father think he will serve by un
dertaking this very risky expedition?"
"He believes that the general feeling
up at Kalmacks is in his favor, and
the shooting of the warden as well as
the writing of this letter is the work
of a small band of individuals who
wish t blackmail him. We will be
quite a strong party, and be hopes to
discover who is threatening him. By
the way. didn't 1 hear from Sir An
drew McLerrick that you had been in
the woods all these last falls with a
wonderful guide who could read trails
like Uncas, the last of the Dela wares,
or one of those old trappers one reads
of in Fenlmore Cooper's novels?"
"That's true."
"What is his name?"
"November Joe.
"November Joe." she repeated. "I
visualize him at once. A wintry look
ing old man. with gray goatee and
tiercing eyes."
I burst out laughing. "It's extraor
dinary you should hit him off so well."
"He must come too." she com
manded. On Friday 1 got Joe. who arranged to
meet us at Friamville. the nearest
point on the railway to those moun
tains in the heart of which the estate
of Kalmacks was situated. I myself
arranged to accompany the Peter
Into the atory of our journey to
Priam ville' I need not go, but will pick
up the sequence of events at the mo
ment of our arrival at that enterpris
ing town, when Linda, looking from
the car window, suddenly exclaimed:
"Look at that magnificent young
"Which one?" I asked innocently as
1 cccght sight of November's tall fig
ure awaiting us.
"How many men In sight answer my
description?' she retorted. "Of course
1 mean the woodsman. Why, he's
coming tins way. 1 must spealc to
Before I could answer she had Jump
ed lightly to the platform and, turning
to Joe with n childlike expression in
her blue eyes, said:
"Oh. can you tell me how many min
utes this train stops here?"
"It don't generally stop here at all.
but they flagged her because they're
expecting passengers. Can I help you
any, miss?"
"It's very kind of you."
At this moment I appeared from the
car. "Hello. Joe!" said I. "How are
things r
"All right. Mr. Quaritcn. There's
two slick buck boards with a pair of
horses to each waiting and a wagou
ette fit for the king o Russia. The
road between this and the mountains
is flooded by beaver working in a back
water 'bout ten miles out. They say
we can drive through all right. Miss
Petersham needn't fear getting too
"How do you know my name?" ex
claimed Linda.
"I heard yoo described, miss," re
plied Joe gravely.
Linda looked at me.
"Good for the old tnossbackf said 1
ner lips bent into a sudden smile
"You must be Mr. November Joe. 1
have heard so much of you from Mr.
Quaritcn." )
We went out and loaded our bag
gage upon the waiting buckboards.
One of these was driven by a small,
sallow faced man. who f turned out to
be the second game warden, Puttlck.
Mr. Tetersham asked how Bill
Worke, the wounded man. was pro
gressing. ' "
"He's coming along pretty tidy. Mr.
Petersham, but he'll carry a stiff leg
with him all Ms life."
"I'm sorry for that. I suppose you
tare found ojjt nothin? luxiher as to
the Identity of the man who fired the
"Nothing." said Puttick, "and not
likely to. They're all banded togetb
er up there."
On which cheerful information our
little caravan started.' At Linda's wish
Joe took the place of the driver of
Mr. retersham's light imported wag
onette, and as we went along she gave
him a very clear story of the sequence
of events, to all of which he listened
with the characteristic series of "Well,
nows!" and "You dou't says!" with
which he was in the habit of punctuat
ing the remarks of a lady. He said
them, as usual, in a voice which not
only emphasized the facts at exactly
the right places, but also lent an air
of subtle compliment to the eloquence
of the narrator.
When we stopped near a patch of
pine trees to partake of an impromptu
lunch it was his quick hands that pre
pared the campfire and his skilled ax
that fashioned the rude but comforta
ble seats. It was he also who disap
peared for a moment to return with
three half pound trout that he had
taken by some swift process of his
own from the brook, of which we only
heard the murmur. And for all these
doings he received an amount of open
admiration from Linda's blue eyes
which seemed to me almost exagger
ated. "1 think your November Joe is a per
feet dear." she confided to me.
"If you really think that." said I.
"have mercy on him! You do not
want to add his scalp to all the oth
"Many of the others are bald." said
she. "Ilis hair would furnish a dozen
of them!"
(To 13e Continued.)
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Make Your Wants Knwon
Advertisements under this headine
five cents per line each insertion
Six words will be counted as a line
and no advertisement taken for !esf
than ten cents.
STRAY boar taken up at my place.
Black with white spots. Louis
Friedrich. 12-7-tfw
We are in the market to buy your
cream every day in the year. Highest
prices at all times. Zuckweiler &
Luth. 12-7-2wks-w
TAKEN UP Black Holstein heifer.
Owner may have same by calling at
my place and paying for this ad
Wm. Wehrbein.
FOR SALE A few more of those
light Erahrnas. Inouire of Mrs.
Wm. Gilmour, R. F. D. No. 1,
Plattsmouth, Neb. 12-10-3tw
-v-v i-k i i ir M
irut.M) . tuacK mun. uwner may
have same by calling at this office
and paying for this advertisement.
FOR SALE Cl;l-acre ranch, with fine
improvements; clear. Will take
good Plattsmouth property as first
payment; balance, " years at (' per
cent. Price, SlOiGO.OO. Also four
sections, all rood, will sell on same
basis; 2,500 bushels of corn on one
place now. Address C. D. Schleich
er, Brady, Neb.
-Weeping Water, Neb.-
will take charge of your public
sale business. Farm sales a
specialty. Owners' interests
are always guarded with the
best ability, and satisfaction
guaranteed. Fcr open dates
telephone at my expense to
Weeping Water.
Fi.pur .
Sold by all iead
ing Dealers
Art Needlework!
Display of Handkerchiefs!
You will find on display a
most varied line of Handker
chiefs for Men, Women and
Children. One, two, three, four
or six in fancy Holiday Boxes,
at most reasonable prices
One in a box,
at 5c, 10c, 15c and 23c
Two in a box,
at ..10c, 13c. 20c, 23c, 30c, 60c
Three in a box,
at 15c, 20c, 23c, 30c, 60c
Four in a box, at 60c, 73c, 81.C0
Six in a box, at 1 and $1.50
Most of the Handkerchiefs
all linen this year, fine val
ues 10c to 25c
Men's and Women's Initialed
Handkerchiefs at ..13c and 25c
Corner 6th and Main St.,
Plattsmouth, Neb.
The firm of Jonui Bauer in this city
is carrying on a great deal of work at
present in our neighboring1 state of
Iowa, where they have contracts at
Pacific Junction for the placing of a
larsre heating plant in the new school
building, and at Glenwcod, where they
will place a plant in the new Mills
county poor farm, situated a few
miles from that city. This firm has
dor.e some very good work in the past
few years and their reputation is
widespread, and when anyone desires
a first-class job they come to Platts
mouth and secure the services of the
workmen employed by Mr. Bauer to
look after the job, and with the well
known reputation of Mr. Bauer as a
contractor, they always get the very
best work that can be turned out any
The article dealing with a munici
pal Christmas tree that appeared in
the Journal last evening has attract
ed much attention among our citizens,
and the first to respond with an offer
to aid in the movement is C. n. Ful
ler, who, on returning from Omaha
last evening and reading the article
in the Journal, called up and inform
ed us that he had a large number of
toys which he secured in a recent
trade for a hardware stock in South
Omaha, and would donate them to
the cause of making the children
happy if it was decided to have a
public Christmas tree. These toys
are all new and the number which he
has would help greatly in making the
tree a success. If others respond
half as liberally a record-breaking
Christmas tree could be put on here.
IV ff lrnjrrir. A for -!- Hl-ts.TER
It- JV DiAHONP. I1R1M Finn, ,
foZ& l''tin Ki-4 oa Wal4 metal !kVV
Nice, large line to choose from:
Pillows, front and back,
with 6 skeins of silk and
lesson sheet, all for 23c
Library Scarfs, with G
skeins of silk and lesson
sheet, for 50c
Stamped Guest Towels, ea..2oc
, Stamped Pillow Cases, per
pair, 60c and 30c
Slipper and Laundry Bags,
at 23c and 50c
Richardson's Grecian Em
broidery Floss, Skein 4c
Peri-Lusta Embroidery Cot
ton and a big line of Mercer
ized Crochet Cotton.
Taken Suddenly 111.
Yesterday afternoon Dr. E. W.
Cook was taken suddenly ill at his
ofBce and was compelled to go to his
home, where he has been confined
since that time. The friends of the
genial doctor will be glad to learn
I that he is feeling somewhat better to-
t'ay, but is still confined to his bed.
One of the show windows that has
attracted a great deal of attention in
this city is that of Warga & Schul
dice in their east show window, where
a number of electrical fixtures for
Christmas decorations are shown, as
well as a large assortment of the new
mechanical construction toys for
children. The chief feature of the
window is the many colored electric
lights of small size that can be used
effectively in the decoration of Christ
mas trees and insures absolute safety
from fire that has been caused fo
often from the use of candles in the
past. This enterprising firm has also
a most complete line of lamps of all
kinds from huge dining table domes
to the smallest and neatest flash
lights, made in the shape of a foun
tain pen. There is a most thorough
stock of all kinds of the latest elec
trical devices, and in these times this
kind of gifts make the most accept
able Christmas presents. There are
few stores in the large cities that
carry a more complete or up-to-date
stock of goods than this firm, and the
citizens of Plattsmouth can find most
anything they desire in this estab
lishment. Henry Hirz. jr., and Louie Baum
gart came in this morning from their
farm homes near this city and were
passengers on the early Burlington
train for Omaha, where they will
spend the day attending to some mat
ters of importance.
Box Social.
A box social and entertainment will
be given at the Wilson school houe,
near Greenwood, Friday evening, De
cember 18th. Everybody invited.
Ladies please bring boxes.
Viola Ilaynie, Teacher.
Sell your property through the
Journal Want Ada.
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A. ft'.
I ; l.ll.. .11 : Z2 yJ (If
cost ra
oris i
for Christmas Packages
Ilolly and Merry Xmas Ribbons,
in 5-yard bolts, per bolt
All the new fancy Ribbons, such as
Elack and White Stripe, Roman
Stripes and flowered Ribbons, at,
per yard 23c. 35c and
Moire or Watered Ribbon, in the
wide width, per yard 33c and
Gift Hosiery
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t' 'Tt; i .
Dr. J. T. R. Neal, Greenville, South
Carolina, says that in his 30 years of
expe-rience he has found no prepara
tion for the kidneys equal to Foley
Kidney Tills. In ode and ?1.09
sizes. Be '1 ?ry cuii h'ty for ha:!:;'.cl:c,
rheumatism, kidney and biadder ail
ments. For sale bv all drutrgists.
You will find most all of the Denni
son line of Christmas Seals, Stickers
and Cards at the Journal office the
Cass count- paper house. Everything
in the line of paper.
Constipation causes headache, in
digestion, dizziness, drowsiness. For
a mikl, opening medicine, use Doan's
Regulets. 25c a box at all stores.
- -rv iB i
of Items that we are
O 1
Ladics' Silk Petticoats
Shirt Waists
Fancy Aprons
Silk Hose
and Ladies'
Silk Fiber Sox
Ladies7 Initial Gent's Initial
American Lace Colored Initial
Embroiders Linen Children's Eox
Gents Plain Linen Hemstitched
r u tT U yv-ttjyy j j, h&xj
f AT
A practical jrift and a!way ac
ceptable to anyone, younr or c'.d.
(iift Boxes if desired.
Exception:1! values are ofTercI
here in pure thread Silk Hose
for Women, at, per pair. ......
Fibre Silk Hose, at.. 25c, 35c. 50c
Gauze Li-le I lose that wear
four pai'-s in a ('x e;j:ira:rtcc-i
four month.-, for 51.')0; pair 25c
Men's Ilalf-IIose, linen heel and
tcci colors, prey, tan and b'ack,
two p::irs for 25c
Car.---. Lisle or SUk Half-Hose,
all colors; per pair 25c
I am now prepared to look
.fter all general biacVamithin:
Mid horseshoeing. Shop 4 i -2
niles west of Murray.
Registered Jersey Hull
for service. C. E. Babbitt, Platts
mouth. l'-2-mos-wkly
. C a
showing a full
itcck of P
Table Linens
Linen Towels
Linen Luch Cloths
New Hand Bass
Fancy Ribbons
Fancy fieckwear
Hose Supporters
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