Custer County Republican. (Broken Bow, Neb.) 1882-1921, May 24, 1900, Image 6

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f f > i f Dy H. 0. Mackenzie '
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" ' 'Ami toMo'/VH ' . / ! ) | lObhlild * No. that ;
1 could nevei ; do1' cried Bluebell. She
turned and. looUeil straight Into hto
"If thai \VHH what yon winhud to
ti\e \ , Mi' . MwirJLV lp'dme , tell yofi
tiHttrmc yon need..11 v MO more. As long
uj | > i.v fatliei N In N.nv'keLso . ' I will
iiljiv wllh him. I am not In the /i-ail. /
itj/aid. / V/lty > ; ! tou.U.l : t Ivo'ntau ' auc-es-
nuily be a coward'1 - '
11 "A cowaVif1' No ! No oiie unld Uc-
nifie you of being that ! " cried Mooro.
Ho turned , hit , horse's head toward
liei'4 , fie clou" that lie wan able to lay
typ luind on' iiois Hlui lpll ) started
tiid instantly withdrew her hand.
l\Jooro WMIII ( in in n JoA'or time : "B'tt '
you aie one of Iho.ii ; women lo nuvw
yihtyin from dangoi or hurt iiifu would
' '
k'i'vo up their lives nincbell. listen to
nit\ I am going oiil of Hie eonntiy.
and have only li'ien n tilting bore until
lphould , dnrf ( o n ih you to accompany
nits. Your father . , irnclou-i you should
conaent. "
4 > Khe wis s'l'ill ' uiu'inil'eliendliig. |
"You may l.-ave Ihc country , " she
anfiweied coldly. "Yim aie not of
, ' ; I am. I have been brought up In
Il/Mtid I love it. Am 1 going to run
Htwiy because \vo aie rfolntj tt'bc"'lu- ) ' '
vatli'd by the Buorn from the Trann-
vjiat ? 'Ho you IhiiiU ( hiivo so tllUU
confidence In our llrllitm relations , uf >
Unit'.Bcsitlc.a / ' , . .v.'hc'ro nh'oitld 1 so ' ?
I have lift I'elalloiin in Hie world , ho'i'ar
an .1 , knoli'ut , ' my father. "
"Yon will tiof iindeifitand me , " said
Mooic. His luo.v began to darken ,
Imt Hluoboll did not notice that. "Miss
LoiiliOT-Hlui'hell , ( love you with all
my soul ! 1 wish you to be my wife. "
1C the lopje ; they v/ere ascending Ir'ad
fliiddealy been cleft Hhiimler , and swnl-
kiwod up rider and horse before her
oyen , BluobPll could not have been
nlorc nslonlslicd.
'Bluebell ' looked at the man for a
mlnutf , to see if ho v/oio really In
Ciunc.-tt ; I lieu , a- , once more ho tried to
lny his hand on hem , tihe fehook it oil
nnd cltew htr hoivio aside.
"Mr. Moore , you have taken mo by
surprise. 1 never for a moment dreamt
of nuch a ! .llu ) . AVhy , you've only
Keen me twu 'or three tlmru ! Bui
thougirw'e' ' had kliovVii eJth ( Jtliei1'for
lifetime H would be-all the aami ; .
Thu'rik you' , Air the 'honnr'yoii1'ha'v6 (
done me , but II Is ( | iilte out < o the ]
( lUivUion. 1 do not love you , au'd.cjimld
neverJ J > e your wile , " < , < >
It was as well ahe did not see Iho
expression of Ids face now. Ho did
noUspoalc for.a fovv niluuluH. Perhaps
ho wan trying ( o coniinor himself.
" t will not lake ( hat as my answer ,
MiR.i lA'sllo , " he unlit at last , In the
BHIUC tone MS befon1. "I have apoken
too suddenly ; yon were'not'prepared'
for it. 1 will wait until you have seen
your father , until ho has spoken to
yon. Perhaps your answer then will
ho different. "
; 'Vre ' canribt bo dffOront ! " 'the girl re-
tortecj. "What could my father say to
change my feelings ? You may as well
tnho your nnhwer now , Mr. Moorf ; and
please don't , think it is bccunc : ( I did
not CKpcot whiit you have Just said
th it I have made nueh an answer. I
tn very sorry.lY'l have hurt your feel-
IIIKH. but I can't help If. Now I am
going lo put RifVe'r 'to a gallop ; wo
nre getting near home. " '
Hhe put the words J.uUL action , and
the , next moment/ the "galant ! little
veldt pony was Hying over the level
lilaiii , the girl keeping her tseat llko ,
to the manner born , her slight
"ore'ct.iir \ \ reins'hold with , thi |
negligent yet firm baud of a'thoiough
horsewoman. It was a pretty siglu lo
reo horse laud rider lit up by tho' roil
Maze oC'fiuiihet. thVgiiTK whole llgiiri
Kluiply outlined In the crimson light ,
tier ruddy hair touched with the gold
of fhe < settng | mm. < i ' .
.Mooro followed. .There was a look
on hta face thai would hav. given
UliiohoU , a thrill of imlaflnltc fear and
vague- foreboding hail she-fwm If. ( ) Ht- {
/ ilf. ( ' ) Xw3 , moved , as-it .he weremnt'ter' ' -
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\'t6ihlniftelf ; bu.t ml articulate
KOiinil came Jioin them/ > ; ! '
'niaeboll did - nol'puuse until they
\vera close to the avouuo cf liluc gmu
rtml nettle ; thc-n .she lialfAft.oitUnv1
'head lo Rtiy.
"Are" you uinilng up , Mr. Majre- , '
. "It you have no objection. Mi3 } Lts-
lig. . " he auMveicd in his t > ual tones
Uluebell made no uispunse , atiU a few
' '
Kpcoiulh bib'ugh't them t < Hth .fuor of
I liehoi'se. . > ' ' " ' ' ' I
The gaunt figure of Miss Elisabeth
appeared at the entranco. In ought
thither by the iiouml of hors 3' hoofrt.
l r thin' . hlgh-ohet'k-bonod faro
was grey with anxious fear.
Vrhauk ( ! tid , yon'rn hufo home , my
liairn ! " she exclaimed , using the fa * Scotch word , as tiho was apt
to do In ipojiientu of ust'lloiucnt. , "I
Ve not been ajilo tp d < ) a .stioka of
' for ovQr-.mxjety artout you. I'lmy
wiy Ilia Hoe-in 'havo eiteivd ( the coijn-
try. "
"f didn't M > ti them , anyway , anntlo :
nnd I've turned up nil safe and sound ,
yon see , " ha hi the girl with a Uttlo
oftgh , as she laid an affectionate arm
Wfnd ) | Mlns I3U/.abeth'fl scraggy Bhottl-
iJ rn. ' "Hero , Sam" to the 7ailu boy
yi'h'o appeared from th stables "tako
till * liorscR. boy. "
'V'Yan , rnisslo , " answeieil the Xnlu ,
Allowing , hlf > ; teeth * lua grin. He- was
telligent looking specimen of his
with u frank and pleasant oxon -
on his brown vlange. As Ulno-
her aunt disappeared , Mouru
dlsniouiitcd , bill somehow IIH ! foot
cuiight avskwardlv In the stlirnp. and' '
he fell. AM he rostu. he H.IW a broad' '
.min on the face of Sum. Ills rage ,
long at the .smoldering point , burnt
forth , and , lifting his riding whip , he'
shuck Hie boy st'U'tdy aeioHH the
face with II.
"Take that , you black nigger ! " he
mild , with nil oath , "and leavn not to'
hiiigh til your betters' ! "
A great weal rose on the boy's brown
fare , as he uttered an Involuntary ex
clamation. It reached HlneboU'H ears ,
and she ran out quickly. . A glance at
Uio two revealPil everything , and she
tinned on Moore white with scorn nnd
"Von struck my boy ? Mow dared
yon. coward ? " she cried , her voice full
of ilnging scorn hud indignation.
"And yon dared to say to mo what
yon did a few minutes ago ! [ f I were
my father , I would uovor let you crius
Now Kelao again ! Don't touch the
boy again ! I dare you ! "
She turned from him with lnc\-
presalblo contempt , and walked with
Sam to the suable : ; .
( eiald Moore looked after her , an
ugly line of augur along his lips.
" ' Dared ? ' " he repeated to himself.
"Von shall pay for t'lhi jet , my lady !
Oh , yon shall pity for it with your very
heart blood ! "
He smiled a smile thai had .some
thing Uoiidish lu it.
Moore remained to supper. It was
rather a gloomy meal. Mr. Leslie
looked dowiuHst , perhaps sulky. Miss
rciizahoth was agitated and anxious.
Only Mooic talked and Jested rather
moio than usual. As for lilnehell , idio
never oncn looked at or spoke to him.
She went to her own room after sup
per and did not know when Moore
left. About nine o'clock Mlsa Eliza
beth knocked at her door.
"Your father wants lo speak to yon
downstairs , Uluebell. "
"Now for It , " thought the girl. She
opened the door. "Well , auntie , I'll
go down. I suppose Mr. Moot a is
away ? "
"Yes , " said Miss Elian belli. "I won
der why he comes so much to New
Kolso , Uluebell ? I don't like him , las
sie. "
"Nor I , " Uluebcllanswerod ; "but he'a
a millionaire , auntie , and that goes a
long way with some.Vell , I'll go
down anyhow , and see what dad haste
to any. " ' " '
Adam Leslie wna standing by the
fireplace when Uluebell entered , a
heavy frown on his forehead , his face
looking dark and determined , nine-
bell did not like this mood in her fa
ther ; but she had Inherited her fa
ther's determination , and was unite
ready to oppose her will to his.
"Take a seat , Uluebell , " he said in
a tone of hoarseness in his volec. . She
did so , and ho went on : "Mr. Moore
ban been speaking about you to me. "
, 'Indoed , " said the girl coldly.-
"Yea. ' Ho aska for you as Ills wife ,
land I have given him hlfianswer. . , "
"Indeed ! " said Ulnoboll again , "t
' ( rtippoue you didn't think , then , that I
'liad n say In the matter , dad ? " ' '
' "A say In It ? " retorted her father ,
'breaking suddenly Into n fn'ry. "What
say could you have but'tluit you wdiild
do as I wanted ? You shall marry for- !
ald Moore this day week'r/ind ! be safe
ly put of the country beforc the ti'On- '
Ule begins. The man Is'a millionaire ,
.rolling . in money ! Yon will go'to ,
ISnglaild , where mone/y / Is Ublo to' do
| a'nythng | , 'and be Int'foillfced into the
Highest society In the land , whtre you
'lnve ' | a better right tliaVmtiny'tlia'l uYe
Uiorc. If all had their rights I shohld
| iii Laird of Tliilaverstoek , as .Von
know. ; Yon will weni'V diamond thij-a ,
and drive In > onr carrjnge'and bo pre
sented to her Majesty. What -'more
Should a girl want ? " . * /
' ' ' ' ' '
l'h \ ' - 'lilir'O'l' Up nnd guue
oitt the next moment , llko a luclfcr
mutch , and his tone now was that of
one who summons all the persuasion
and argument he ls > master of to bring
ijiuut u desire he i > previously unx-
loib'for yet tries to coifeeal. " ' ' "
"And leave you and Aunt Kllsiobeth
; H Nqw KelsiO , to bo attacked ii'rhaps
by the Boers ? " said the girl Indignant
ly. , "No , indeed , dad , 1 shall dij no
an h thing , Ho yon think U'tj ' things
you biieak of are any ten'lptuflon , to
ni".1 wha't can a girl Illco me , w'ho
has been brought up among buffaloes (
and ostriches , with all the freedom of
n\a \ veldt and the mountains about her ,
catv fm a glided eag > In an Eng
lish city , oven svlth a diamond tiara
and a carriage ? Rut , at any rate , oven
if tlnu were a temptation , 1 wouldn't J
marry Mr. Moore , not for anything
he could give. 1'don't like him , jior
tniH < him. " > , :
"lnt ) I U-ll you yon shall marry him.
girlYon ! must ! " exclaimed het-f fa
ther again furiously. . . He started from
his position and faced her , his face
almost purple with paMon and ox-
eltemont , his veins standing out like
knotted cords , hiss lips unsteady.
"Theie's no choice In' ' Ihe matter
you've got to do It ! I have sworn , to
Moore you will bo his wlfo this day
wcok. and you shall ! " ' '
"You had no right to promise Mich
it thing ! " rotorlod the girl Indignant-
ly. Bluebell Leslie wan no milU-iuul-
water , weak-willed girl , to bo bullied
Into iiueh a course by her father or any
one eUo. She bad been brought up In
too hardy and Independent a life for
"I shall not marry him , father , that
IH certnln. You don't nerd to try to
in go me. You arc my father , and 1
owe you affection and obedience , but
not in such a mutter UH that of selling
myself to a man I dcspl. o and dis
trust. Yes. Dial is what I do. I didn't
think why you brought him to New
Kclso. If you had seen him strike
Sam lodaj But there , what Is the
use of iipcaklng ? ' idle added nulckly.
"I have given yon my nmwcr ; , dad ,
as I gave H to Mr. Moore himself to
day. Did IIP not tell you ? "
Instead of answering directly , her
father strode to her Hide , seized her
arm and. holding It in such a grasp
of Iron that It almost wrung a cry
from her llp.s. wlibmcied ( u her car *
"You'll have to many him. op sro
your father ruined and disgraced !
Bluebell , I tell you I'm In Gerald
Moore's power. At any moment be
can sell me up , take every stick I've
got. and turn us out on the veldt homeless -
less and penniless. "
Uluebell turned her facn toward him.
It hud grown very pale , and her eyes
glowed. Words of Adalr itothes kept
ringing In her cars. "Uewuio of that
man , he Is dangerous ! "
"You mean , " she wild , slowly. In a
changed volcr. all the girlish dellame
and bilghtnc'is gone out of It , "that
yon are In that man's power. "
"I I've been foolish lately , Blue
bell. I confess it. I've been speculat
ing and lost. I got Into Moore's power
up at Murits'burg. There's worse tlmn
I've told you. Mooie holds a bill-a
bill that would disgrace me forever ,
would" his voice sank "put me in
prison. "
Uluebell gave a low cry , shrinking
fiom her father's touch , and covead
hfi face with her hands.
"It was-I was not quite accountable
foi It , " said Mr. Leslie In a bourse whls-
piT. "I i had been taking too miuh.
But it's done , Bluebell , and can't be
undone. , You must save me. On the
day that you marry him Gerald Moore
will give that paper over into my
hands to bo destroyed.
Bluebell's hands dropped from her
face and she looked up at him.
"So , to save you from the consequences
quences of your crime , " she said slow
ly , "you would make me give myself
up to this unsci uinilouB vil-
lian a vllllun even according
to your own showing ! You
will be saved , but what of me ? I am
to be sacrlllced to a life worse than
death , life with a man 1 fear and des
pise and dishonor , who yes , I am sure
of It docs not love me. but wishes for
some purpobc to got me , as well as yon ,
into his clutches. Did It never strike
yon as being rather a cowardly thing
to do , dad ? "
There was a strange bitterness in her
voice a bitterness thai hud never been
heard in Bluebell Leslie's blilhe , clear
young voice In all her life before. The
wretched man felt H and winced ; but
the next moment he seised her arm
"I am your father , and I have a right
to demand this of you ! " he exclaimed
hoarsely. "Will you see your father
dragged to ptlaon and your aunt and
yourself turned out on the veldt , ruin
ed and disgraced , to be shot by the
Boers , or to die of starvation ? Answer
me that ! "
1 "I ultimo I answer you now. Let mo
go to my room , " said Bluebell in a low
voice. " 1 beg your pardon , dad , for
having spuKon to you as I did just
now. I ( mould not have done it. But
I do not think anything would Jn&tlfy
me in marrying him. "
Bcfoie he could stop her she had
slipped from the room and gone up to
her own. Miss Elizabeth had been
waiting for her , and now came 'to ' the
. ( Tp lie Continued. )
A Fran If Ailvorllsor ,
The advertising 'man ' was telling
about queer breaks made by his fel-
Jowmon , and he remarked : "Phila
delphia merchants are mighty candid
advertisers. 1'vo always known that
fact , but I never saw it so strikingly
Illustrated as I did in the Philadelphia
papers Tuesday. I picked up one of
the leading papers there and read over
Hie bargains the big stores had to
offer , and in the middle of one ad
vert Iboment , under the head of hats ,
I found this'What , do , you get
when you buy a ? l hat at other stores ?
Stuck. Same here. ? : ! . . " 0. ' Of course ,
I thought it was a bionk. but I got the
other papers and 1 found the same
thing in every one of them , .lust sup
pose a New Yorker was as frank as
that in his aiUcrtlsing announcements ,
wouldn't ho do a trade , though ? "
Now York Sun.
.lark llnil
A gaunt , muscular woman of fierce
meln entered a city hall in a I'tah
county scat and asked the county clerk
to find out If one .lack Peters was mar
ried. Search developed the name of
John Peters , for whose marriage a li
cense had been loaned two years be
fore. "I thought so. " said the wom
an. "Married 'Line Waters , didn't ho ? '
"Tho marriage license Is b-sned for a
niairiage with Miss Eliza Waters. "
"Yep. Well. I'm 'Llze. I thought IV
ought to come in and tell you that
Jack Peters has escaped. " San l-'ran-
clsco Wave.
Idiom for Nurli Work ,
"New York theatrical agents are
{ .couring . foreign markets for new dra
matic attractions. 1'hoy are ? Well
they would better stay at home am
scour some of the plays they have al
ready secured. " Puck.
A woman who Is too near sighted to
nei when the buttons are off her bus
hand's macintosh can often read migh
ty fine print bargain advertisements.
SETpuwr.ii. . CLAYTON At M7 / % ' -s&vs W = . -
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The ( 'oineoiltUc ) of 1776 , HID r > dernl-
MH of 1700 and the Whig * Weru the
1'reilcce-iiorH of the 1're-iont 1 urly
lt Many Nittluintl Convention * .
It should not bo interred , however ,
that that was the beginning of the
Ropubljean party. The leinago of It
may be easily traced back to the be
ginning of the republic. The Con
servatives In the continental emigre * ?
were the founders of the principle. !
which-even today find more or less ex
pression In Republican platforms.
Later the Conservatives were known
as 'Federalists' and rallied around. the
leadership of Alexander Hamilton at
the time that the
same Anti-Federal
ists flocked to the leadership of
Thomas JolYerson. Inasmuch as Presi
dent Washington recognised the Fed
eralists by making Hamilton his
secretary of the treasury ( then the
most important cabinet otliue ) , Re
publicans claim that he was their first
president. And if Washington was
the first Republican president , Adam <
must bo adjudged the second , for he
was the rt'cogui/.ed candidate 01 the
In those eaily days nomination-
the presidency were made in congres
sional caucuses. ? T , ! ! , the congress
men chosen two years prior to the
presidential election nominated the
presidential candidates , separating
Into party caucuses for that purpose.
That method not being popular ,
however , ' strenuous efforts were from
time to time made by the electorate
to have It superseded by a system
that would more fully conform with
the ideas of popular sovereignty.
Then state legislatures began , each
on its .own account , to make presi
dential nominations , but holding their
action subordinate to final selection at
The Whigs or Federalists held a na
tional convention in 1S'J ! ! In Philadel
phia and nominated William Henry
Harrison and John Tyler. This was
the first convention of the party based
on the system that now obtains. The
Federal parly was now wholly known
as the Whig party. The next Whig
convention met in Ualtimoie and
nominated Henry Clay and Theodore
Frellnghuysen. Each party adopted a
platform , the Whigs declaring for a
well-regulated currency and a tar'ilf
for revenue , with incidental protec
tion. This was the first year of na
tional platforms.
In 1S47 the whlgd met in national
convention In Philadelphia June 9 and
nominated Zachary Taylor and Mlllard
Flllmore. No platform was adopted ,
but in a brief address to the whigs of
the country was quoted Gen. Taylor's
alleged utterance that had he voted in
ISlu his vote would have been for Gen.
Harrison which , It was contended ,
was evidence enough that he was a
trustworthy whig. In ISS'J the whlgs
held their convention In Philadelphia
and nominated Winlleld Scott and
William A. Graham of North Carolina ,
or , as Daniel Webster read those
names , "Fuss 'n feathers anil tar. "
The year JS3G brought In new J = sucs
nnd , on one side , new men. It was the
year of the know-nothing manifesta
tion , when a sectet political society
threatened to destroy both the old pai-
tles and to change the foundation prin
ciples of the republic. The republican'
party made by a union of the free soil
party and the northern portion of the
whlgs held their national convention
that year in Philadelphia and nomi
nated John C. Freemont and William
A Dayton. The main plank in their
platform was in opposition to the ex
trusion of slavery.
The republicans held their 1SGO con
vention In Chicago. It nominated
Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal
lin. Its platform was In the main a
declaration In favor of restricting
slaver > to the states where It then ex
isted. and by way of emphasis" It rp-v
embodied the declaration ol Independ
ence. George. Ashmun of Mas&achu- ,
setts wus permanent chairman of the
convention. Horace Greeley had boon
r'jled out of the New York delegation ,
but ho appeared In the convention as a
delegate fiom Oregon. " \
In 18H ( the republicans held thnlr"
convention in Philadelphia" 'norhi-4
nated Abraham Lincoln and. Andrew
la 1SG3. at Chicago , Gen. U. S. Grant
was nominated for president and
Schnyler Colfax for vice president. The
convention was held in the Exposition
building on the lake front. Gen. Jo
seph R. llawley was permanent chair
For the second term Gen. Grant was
nominated at Philadelphia , In 1872 , and
Henry Wilson was nominated for vice
president on the same ticket. Thomas
Settle of North Carolina was the pre
siding officer. The liberal republicans ,
all republicans who were opposeil to
Grant , held a convention In Cincinnati
and nominated Horace Greeley and B.
Gratx Blown , The democrats held
their convention in Baltimore and in
dorsed the nomination of Greeley and
Brown. But some democrats were dis
satisfied , and the straight-outs , as they
called themselves , held ii convention ! n
Louisville , Ky. , and nominated Charles
O'Connor and John Qnlncy Adams.
The republican convention held In
1S7C was at Cincinnati , and nominated
Rutherfoid B. Hayes and William A.
Wheeler of New York. Edward McPherson -
Pherson of New York was presiding
officer. '
In 1SSO James A. Garflold was nomi
nated at Chicago for president and
Chester A. Arthur for vice president. I
and both became president. Senator / * "
Hoar was permanent chairman. ,
In 1SS4. at Chicago , James G. Blaine
and John A. Logan were nominated
respectively for president and vic
president. John B. Henderson was the
presiding officer.
In 1SSS the republicans nominated In
Chicago Benjamin Harrlsoy and Levl
P. Morton. M M. ttstce ofGalifornia
In 1S92 lepubllcanV'field their
convention in Minneapolis and nomi
nated Hcnjamln Harrison and White-
vlaw Rqld. William McKinley presldeil.
"Tho labt lepnbllcan nutlonul ( jonvou-
tlon.lS'Jii ) way held in St. Louis , and
nomlniHed'WiUktui McKinley and Oar-
let A. Ilo'jut.