Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, December 29, 1910, Image 6

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' 'Thomas Ardmore. bored millionaire ,
a.nd Henry Maine Griswold , professor in
the University of Virginia , take trains
out of Atlanta. Griswold to his college ,
Ardmore in pursuit of a girl who had
winked at him. Mistaken for G'ov. Os
borne of South Carolina , Griswold's life
Is threatened. He goes to Columbia to
ivarn the governor and meets Barbara
Osborne. Ardmore learns that his wink
ing lady is the daughter of Gov. Danger-
Held of North Carolina. He follows her
to Raleigh , and on the way Is given a
brown Jug at Kildare. In .Aaleigh he dis
covers that the jug bears a message
threatening Dangerfield unless Apple-
weight , a criminal , is allowed to go free.
Ardmore becomes allied with Jerry Dan
gerfield in running the affairs of the state
in the absence of the governor. A
scathing telegram is sent to Gov. Os
borne. Griswold becomes adviser to Bar
bara Osborne , who Is attending to her fa
ther's duties in South Carolina. Orders
ire sent .to the sheriff to capture Apple-
CHAPTER VI. Continued.
As Barbara and Griswold turned to
leave , a young man who had been
writing a message at the standing
desk in the lobby lifted his hat and
addressed Barbara. He was a re
porter for the Columbia Intelligencer ,
and his manner was eager.
"Oh , Miss Osborne , pardon me , but
I've been trying to get you on the
telephone. Can you tell me where
your father is to-night ? "
"Father was in town only a few
hours , and then left on state busi
ness. "
"May I ask if it's the Appleweight
case ? The Raleigh papers have wired
for information and we'd like to know
here. "
"I cannot answer that question. It's
enough that the governor is absent on
state business and that the business
is important You may print that in
the Intelligencer and repeat it to
Raleigh. There is no harm in that.
Miss Osborne ? "
"No ; certainly not , " Barbara re
"But the papers all over the state
are talking about the Appleweight
gang. They intimate that those people
ple enjoy immunity from prosecution
and that the governor you will par
don me , Miss Osborne will take no
steps to arrest them for personal rea
sons. "
"Tour question Is quite proper , " re
plied Griswold. "The governor's acts
are subject to scrutiny at all times
and it is just as well to have this matter -
- ter understood now. I am employed
by the governor as special counsel in
some state matters. My name is Gris
wold. Take out your book and come
to the desk here and I will give you a
statement which you may publish as
by the authority of the governor. "
The three found seats at a table
and Griswold dictated while the re
porter wrote , Barbara meanwhile sit
ting with her cheek Cresting against
her raised hand. She was experienc
ing the relief we all know , of finding
a strong arm to. lean upon in an
emergency , and she realized that Gris
weld was not only wise , but shrewd
and resourceful.
"Please print this exactly as I give
it : It having been intimated in cer
tain quarters that the Appleweight
gang of outlaws , which has been ter
rorizing the North Carolina frontier
for several years , enjoys immunity
from prosecution in South Carolina
owing to the fact that Gov. Osborne
was at some time attorney for Apple-
weight , Gov. Osborne begs to say that
step * have already been taken for the
arrest of this man and his followers ,
dead or alive. The governor presents
his compliments to those amiable crit
ics who have so eagerly seized upon
this pretext for slurring his private
character and aspersing his official
acts. The governor has no apologies
to proffer the people of South Carolina
lina , who have so generously reposed
in him their trust and confidence. He
Is intent upon safe-guarding the
peace , dignity and honor of the state
through an honest enforcement of law
and he has no other aim or ambi
tion. "
Griswold took the reporter's note
book and read over this pronuncla-
mento ; then he handed it to Barbara ,
who studied It carefully.
"I think It sounds just right , only ,
why not substitute for 'honest' the
word 'vigorous' ? "
"Excellent , " assented Grl weld , and
thus amended the statement was re
turned to the reporter.
"Now , " said Griswold to the young
man , "you are getting a pretty good
Item that no other paper will have.
Please wire your story to Raleigh ;
Gov. Osborne Is very anxious that the
people up there shall understand fully
his attitude In the Appleweight mat
ter. " %
"I reckon this will wake up old Dan-
gerfield all right , " said the reporter ,
grinning. "He'll be paralyzed. May
11 use your name In this connection ,
sir ? "
"Not at all. My engagement with
Gov. Osborne Is of the most confi
dential character and our purposes
would be defeated by publicity. Re
member , you get the exclusive use of1
this story the return and immediate
departure of the governor , his state
ment to the people in the Appleweight
'case all with the understanding that
you use what you have to the best ad-
1 vantage. "
"This is all right , Isit , Miss Os
borne ? " asked the reporter.
"Maj. Griswold has full authority
to act , and 3ou need question nothing
he tells you , " Barbara replied.
"I suppose the governor didn't see
the attorney general to-day ? " asked
the reporter detainingly , as Barbara
rose. She exchanged a glance with
"Father didn'tsee * Mr. Bosworth at
all , if that's what you mean ! "
"Didn't see him ? Well , Bosworth
didn't exactly tell me he had seen
him to-day , but I asked him about the
Appleweight case an hour ago at his
house and he said the governor wasn't
going to do anything and that was the
end of it so far as the administration
Is concerned. " /
"Print his story and see what hap
pens ! We have no comment to make
on that , have we , Miss Osborne ? "
"Nothing at all , " replied Barbara
"I'm at the Saluda house at present.
See me to-morrow and I may have an
other story for you ! " and Griswold
shook the reporter warmly by the
hand as they parte'd at the carriage
"Home , " said Barbara for the re
porter's benefit , and then , 'to Gris
weld : "I must speak of another mat
ter. Drive with me a little way until
we can throw the reporter off. "
She spoke quietly , but he saw that
she was preoccupied with some new
phase of the situation , and as the carriage
riage gained headway she said earn
estly :
"That young man told the truth I
am sure of it about Mr. Bosworth. I
knew he would do something to in
jure father if he could , but I did not
know he had the courage to go so
far. "
They were now at the edge of the
town and she bade him stop the car
"We must go to the statehouse , "
said Griswold. "We must get that
requisition , to guard against treason
in the * citadel. x Assuming that Gov.
Osborne really doesn't want to see
Appleweight punished we'd better
hold the requisition anyhow. It's
possible that your father had it ready
do pardon me ! for a grand-stand
play , or he may have wanted to bring
Appleweight into the friendlier state ;
but that's all conjectural. We'd bet
ter keep out of the principal streets.
That reporter has a sharp eye. "
She gave the necessary directions
and the driver turned back into Co
lumbia. It was pleasant to find his
accomplice in this conspiracy a girl
of keen wit who did not debate mat
ters or ask tiresome questions. The
business ahead was serious enough ,
though he tried by manner , tone and
words to minimize its gravity.N
"Have you the office keys ? " he
"Yes ; I have been afraid to let go
of them. There's a watchman in the
building , but he knows me very well.
There will not be the slightest trou
ble about getting in. "
The watchman an old confederate
veteran sat smoking in the entrance
and courteously bade them good even
"I want to get some papers from fa
ther's office , captain. "
"Certainly , Miss Barbara. ' ' He pre
ceded them , throwing on the lights ,
to the governor's door , which he
opened with his own pass key. "It's
pretty lonesome here at night , Miss
Barbara. "
"I suppose nobody comes at night , "
remarked Griswold.
"Not usually , sir. But one or two
students are at work in the library ,
and Mr. Bosworth is in his office. "
The veteran walked away jingling
his keys. Barbara was already in the
private office bending over the gov
ernor's desk. She found the right
key , drew out a drawer , then cried
out softly. She knelt beside the desk ,
throwing the papers about in her
eagerness , then turned to Griswold
with a white face.
"The drawer has been opened since
I was here this morning. The requi
sition and all the other papers in the
case are gone. "
Griswold. examined the lock care
fully and pointed to the roughened
edges of the wood.
"A blade of the shears there , or
perhaps the paper cutter who knows ?
The matter is simple enough , so
please do not trouble about it. Wait
here a moment. I want to make some
Inquiries of the watchman. "
He found the old fellow pacing the
portico like a sentry. He pointed out
the attorney general's office , threw on
a few additional lights for Griswold's
guidance , and resumed his patrol duty
The attorney general's door was
locked , but In response to Griswold's
Icnock'it was opened guardedly.
"I am very sorry to trouble you , Mr.
Bosworth , " began Griswold , quietly
sdging his way into the room , "but
me never gets wholly away from busi
ness these days. "
He closed the door himself , and
peered into the inner rooms to be
sure the attorney general was alone.
Bosworth's face flushed angrily when
le found that a stranger had thus en
ured his office with a cool air of pro
"Who the devil are you ? " he de-
nanded , glaring.
"I'm special counsel for Gov. Os-
jorne 'In the Appleweight case ,
[ "here's no use in wasting time i fur-
tber Identification , but if you take
do rn that volume on Admiralty Prac
tice just behind you , you will find my
name on the title page. Or , to save
you the trouble , as you seem to be
interested in my appearance , I will
tell you that my name is Griswold
and that my address is Charlottesville -
ville , Va. "
"You are undoubtedly lying. If
you are smart enough to write a book
you ought to know enough about legal
procedure to understand that the at
torney general represents the state
and special counsel would not be
chosen without his knowledge. "
"Allow me to correct you , my learn
ed brother. You should never .mis
quote the opposing counsel it's one
of the rules of the game. What I said
a moment ago was that I represented
the governor Gov. Osborne. I didn't
say I represented the state , which is
a different matter , and beset with
ultra vires pitfalls. There is no earth
ly reason why a governor should not
detach himself , so to speak , from his
office and act in propria persona , as
a mere citizen. "
Bosworth grinned , but notT at the
legal status of monarchs and states.
He had thought of a clever stroke and
he dealt the blow with confidence.
"Let us assume , " he said , "that you
represent Mr. Osborne. May I ask
the whereabouts of your client ? "
"Certainly. You may ask anything
you please , but it will do you no good.
It's an old rule of the game never to
divulge a client's secret. Gov. Os
borne has his own reasons for absent
ing himself from his office. However ,
he was at home to-night. "
"I rather guess not , as I had all the
trains watched. You'll have to do a
lot better than that , Mr. Griswold. "
"He has issued a statement to the
public since you lied to the Intelli
gencer reporter about him today. I
suppose it's part of your official duty
to misrepresent the head of the state
administration in the press , but the
governor is in the saddle and I ad
vise you to be good. "
The attorney-general felt sthat he
was not making headway. His disad
vantage in dealing with a stranger
whose identity he still questioned an
gered him. He did not know why
Griswold had sought him out , and he
was chagrined at having allowed him
self to be so easily cornered.
"You seem to know a good deal , "
he sneered. "How did you get into
this thing anyhow ? "
"My dear sir , I. was chosen by the
governor because of my superior at
tainments , don't you see ? But I'm
in a huiry now. I came here on a
particula * errand. I want that requi
sition in the Appleweight case quick !
if you please , Mr. Bosworth. "
"Mr. Griswold , or whoever you are ,
you are cither a fool or a blackguard.
There isn't any requisitioa for Apple-
weight. The governor never had the
sand to issue any , if you must know
the truth ! If you knew anything
about the governor you would know
that that's why Osborne is hiding
himself. He can't afford to offend the
Appleweights , if you must know the
disagreeable truth. "
"Mr. Bosworth , " began Griswold de
liberately , "that requisition , duly
signed and bearing the seal of the
secretary of state as by the statutes
It Was Opened Guardedly.
in such cases made and provided , wa
in Gov. Osborne's desk this morning
at the time you were so daintily kickIng -
Ing the door in your anxiety to see
the governor. It has been taken from
the drawer where the governor left it
when he went to New Orleans. You
have gone in there like a sneakthief ,
pried open the drawer and stolen that
document ; and now "
"It's an ugly charge , " mocked th
attorney general.
"it's all of that , " and Griswold
Little Woman Found One Good Use
for Discordant Notes of
The shivering carollers had just
selected a pitch beneath a lamp in a
back street , when a small boy emerged
from a house opposite and beckoned
mysteriously to their leader. (
"Mother says you're to sing some
thing . loud. " he , whispered. "That
bit about 'Peace on earth' will do
fine. She dorr't want no others. Just
you go on hollering 'Peace on earth. ' "
For ten minules the willing min
strels yellec their Moudest. Then a
little woman , armedvith a copper
saucepan , appeared upon the scene.
"Thanks ! " she said , Binding the
collector three-pence. "TDat 'Peace
on earth * 'as done it beautiful \ My ol *
man went to fetch the turkeyVe won
In a raffle tonightan' comin' 'ogie , 'e
made one or two calls and lortf It ,
30 I've bee a-teachin 'im to be nre
sareful , an' I didn't want none o'
leighbors to interfere when 'e '
jut. " Pearson's Weekly.
Says War Against Capital Pun
ishment Needs No Forcing.
Final Article Entitled "Effective
Means , " and Was Written by the
Count in Optina Monastery ,
November 11.
St. Petersburg. From Vladimir
Tschertkoff , literary , agent of Count
Tolstoi , the last article written by
Tolstoi has been received. It is en
titled "Effective Cleans , " and was
written by Tolstoi in the Optina
monastery , November 11 , shortly aft
er he began his self-imposed exile
from home. The article was given
out by M. Tschertkoff at the express
wish of Count Tolstoy for dissemina
tion to mankind. It says :
"I am naturally anxious to do all I
can against evil , which tortures the
best spirits of our time.
"I think the present effective war
against capital punishment does not
need forcing ; there is no need for an
expression of indignation against its
immorality , cruelty and absurdity
every sincere thinking person , every
body knowing from youth the sixth
commandment , needs no explanation
of its absurdity and immorality ;
there is no need for descriptions of
the horrors of executions , as they
only affect hangmen , so men will
more unwillingly become execution
ers and governments will be obliged
to compensate them more dearly for
their service.
"Therefore , I think that neither the
expression of indignation against the
murder of our fellowmen nor the sug
gestion of its horror is mainly need
ed , but something totally different.
"As Kantwell says , there are delu
sions which cannot be disproved and
we must communicate to the deluded
mind the knowledge which will en
lighten and then the delusions will
banish by themselves.
"What knowledge need we commu
nicate to the deluded human mind re
garding the indispensableness , useful
ness or justice of capital punishment
in order that said delusions may de
stroy itself ?
"Such knowledge , in my opinion , is
'this :
"The knowledge of what is man ,
what his surrounding world , what his
destiny hence , what man can and
must do and principally what he can
not and must not do.
"Therefore we should oppose cap
ital punishment by inculcating this
knowledge to all men , and especially
to the hangman's managers and sym
pathizers who wrongfully think they
are maintaining their position , thanks
only to capital punishment.
"I know this is not an easy task.
The employers and approvers of
hangmen with the instinct of self-
preservation feel that this knowledge
will make impossible the maintenance
John W. Alexander Adds His Tes
timony to Dr. Sargent's.
American Woman's Figure la Becom
ing More Masculine in Line Every
Day Outdoor Exercises and
Life Blamed.
New York. If the American woman
persists in her undue athletic sports ,
there will soon be little difference be
tween the masculine and the feminine
So says John W. Alexander , presi
dent of the National Academy of De
sign. In this he agrees with Dr. Dud
ley Sargent , of Harvard , who said
about the same thing. Mr. Alexan
der , one of America's foremost portrait
trait painters has had ample oppor
tunity to study women of every coun
try and clime. In his home , at 116
West Sixty-fifth street , Mr. . Alexander
declared that the American woman's
figure is becoming more masculine in
line every day.
1 "Just where the beauty of such un
natural development comes in , I don't
see , " said the painter. "I don't Gee
why any woman should be proud of
losing that which constitutes her
greatest charm , her womanly bearing
and figure. But that is just' what the
American women of all classes seem
determined to do.
"In no other country in the world
do you see such masculinelike figures
as the American women have. In
France the woman is the personifica
tion of grace. In Germany the woman
is not so graceful , perhaps , but she
has that motherly bearing which gives
her a lovableness that is not often
found among our women. In England
the stateliness and dignities of the
women dissipate the slightest sugges
tion of the masculine.
"It has only been in the last few
years that this change has been so de
cidedly marked among our women.
"If she continues her violent exer
cises and outdoor life , in a few years
she will be so manlike in figure that
she will look ridiculous in woman's
"Up to a certain point this outdoor
life and development is excellent. It
gives the girl all that women of this
country have been distinguished for
abroad a free , easy carriage , and an
independence in movement and action
that at once inspires confidence in
her ability to meet a crisis. But this
point has been overstepped and she is
becoming anything but interesting.
"Take for instance , a woman who
plays golf to the extreme. She has
MOVED by the warnings of the experts regarding the near approach ot
a paper famine consequent on the demolition of the world's forests , a
number of capitalists have undertaken the resuscitation of the ancient
cultivation of the papyrus reed of Egypt and its manufacture into paper.
The task was entrusted to J. Smedley Norton , a well-known traveler and
explorer , and very satisfactory progress is being made. ' A plantation
near Alexandria has been sown and reaped and the produce shipped to a
paper mill in England where it was manufactured into paper of excellent
quality which already has been utilized in the printing press with every
success. A field of papyrus will yield three crops annually and can furnish ,
according to the experts , nearly one hundred tons to the acre.
of the position which they occupy ,
hence not , only will they themselves
not adopt it , but by all means in
their power by violence , deceit , lies
and cruelty they will try to hide
from the people this * knowledge , dis
torting it and exposing its dissemina
tors to all kinds of privations and
"Therefore if we readily wish to de
stroy the delusion of capital punish
ment and if we possess the knowl
edge which destroys this delusion let
us , in spite of all menaces , depriva
tions and sufferings , teach the people
this knowledge , because it is solely
the effective means in the fight.
"Optina Monastery. November 11. "
developed a large , muscular waist and
a large , heavy arm.
"It is not an even training of all
the muscles that the women are get
ting today , but an overdevelopment of
some one set which will , in time ,
make them look more or less de
"Athletic work is making women
flat chested , " large waisted , smalt
hipped. This is the figure of a man ,
and that is one reason why many
artists doing work along classical
lines find it difficult to secure a
model. "
Doctor Sargent's views , which
brought out Air. Alexander's are to
the effect that the feminine type ia
fast becoming masculine. The
change , Doctor Sargent said , has come f
in the last twenty years. Women in/
the savage state , he added , were sb
like men in form that it was well-nigh
impossible to tell them apart. Then ,
as civilization progressed , their espe
cial feminine characteristics devel
oped. Now the tendency is back to
the savage type. \j
Will Cost One Cent
Miss Margaret McMillan , London So
ciologist , Tells of Feeding Needy
Pupils at Bradford , England.
Chicago. The beneficial influence
derived from furnishing substantial
food to the school children of England
was demonstrated by Miss Margaret
MacMillan , a p'rominent sociologist of
London , who is in America investigat
ing social conditions. Her talk was
given before the Woman's City club.
"Education , valuable , of course , in
all departments of life , " she said ,
"pays the most in the kitchen. The
proper distribution in diet of proteids ,
glutens , nitrogen , sugars , etc. , can only
be determined by expert physicists ,
Hire Their Furs and Wraps
Brand New Enterprise Has Developed
in London Use of Perfumes
IE Proh'hlted. '
London. Furs are so very much
the rage in London this season that a
brand new enterprise has been start-
.ed , that of lending wraps , boas and
muffs at a moderate price to those
'whose ' means do not admit of their
buying what they wish outright. For
.instance , if a woman Is going on
motor trip and wants to wear a warm
i and rich looking fur coat , yet has not
money to invest In one , she can hire
one for whatever time she wants It
at so much a day. Of course she
must give unimpeachable references ,
for the woman who is running this
business is not taking any more risks
than she has to. Already the Idea is
meeting with great favor among mid
dle class women who cannot resist
paying $25 to wear a $2,000 coat for
a short time. The ordinary $100 fur
cloak is most In demand , however ,
and such a one can be had for an
afternoon's motoring or an evening
at the opera for $2.50.
One stipulation the proprietor of
this fur renting establishment always
Insists upon is that no perfume shall
be used o
that it Is months before the scent
fades away from furs , and she finds
that the perfume one woman likes is
obnoxious to another woman , who
will not rent the coat because of its
odor. Muffs and boas of chinchilla
ermine and sable are In great de
mand , and there are women who
come regularly to the establishment
to hire the same set of furs in which
to make calls or go to matinees.
Rhymed Repartee.
New York. "Gobble , gobble , " called
a young woman from New York who
was visiting her grandparents on the
old farm and who wanted to cultivate
an acquaintance in the barnyard.
"Hobble , hobble , " retorted the tur
key , wh'p was in no mood for light
words , and besides didn't like the
young woman's skirt
The hens testified their approval of
his remark In the usual way.
Collar Button Injures.
Los Angeles , CaL While trying to
button a collar on a button that was
too large , Thomas Cawley , a boilermaker -
maker , exerted himself too violently
the other day and broke his collar
bone. He was taken to the receiving
hoopif *
and their influence on the brain ca
pacity .is most marked. In Bradford ,
England , we are daily agiving two
meals a day to over 9,000 school chil
"Everything utilized at the nine dif
ferent dining halls , variously distrib
uted throughout the city , which has a
population of 200,000 , is prepared In ,
one kitchen , and sent to the different
places by wagons.
"The cost is a little more than two
cents per head per day , and it is a
crime not to supply children , who oth
erwise would be without it , with nour
ishing foods to prepare them for their
life's work. The children of today are
the mainstay of our governments In
the future , and it Is their right to be
given every advantage to make them
competent to take up the vast works
which we will soon leave off. "
The older children in the Bradford
are taught to wait upon the smaller
children , teaching them table eti
quette , etc. According to Miss MacMillan -
Millan , the proper handling of a
knife and fork at table are as much
manual training as being able properly - ]
ly to wield an ax. &
Yankee Girl Writes Governor of Texas ,
Stating There Is No Suitable Can
didate in Jersey.
Austin , Tex. "I would like to cor
respond with a nice young man"
writes Miss Lillian Allen of R. F D
No. 2 , Millville , N. J. , to Governor
Campbell. "I am a northern girl and
am unable to find what I call a real
man here , I was informed that Texas
Is a state that has real men , so I have
taken the liberty to write.
"I am a music teacher and
a gradu 3
ate of the Millville school. Hoping
you will understand this and pass it
to some young man who Is worthy Of.
Its acceptance , I am , yours truly"
Miss Allen Is one of the several whn ,
tare advisedI the governor
that they understand "real men" recently
In Texas and that they would KQ
Fexas if assured of a home and
toot protect/ *
. * - & V. .ufr.X'S „ . . .j.