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THE NEWS-HERALD, HILLSBORO, OHIO, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1913
By HENRY RUSSELL MILLER,
-The Man Higher Up"
Copyright. 1911. by the Bobbt-Merrill
He put aside bis self measuring.
From what? What was he to do that
made impossible the taking of this girl
y his side, his to take?
lie had said in answer to her ques
tion, "I don't know. Let them beat me
I suppose." lie suddenly knew that
tvnB not true. He must make his tight.
A warm glow enveloped him, his blood
quickened. He spoke aloud.
"I will fight them."
She turned to look at him again.
"You have thought as tar ahead as to
morrow," she said steadily.
"Further than that."
When he had helped her to alight at
her homo both her hand were In his
lie did not release them, nor did slip
seek to disturb his clasp. She met lite
"Listen!" lie said gently. "I didn't
know that you cared. I. too. care far
more than you will believe."
"I know you care," she answered
simply. "And why you won't take
"I have known It ever since our
ride," he went on. "That is why I have
not seen you since, and u poor man has
not the right to do more than ask a wo
man used to luxury to share his life he
must not try to persuade. And he ha
not the right to ask any woman, unless
she can sympathize with him. help
him In his work. If she couldu't it
would bring her unhapplness and de
stroy his work. You I we are not
in sympnthy. And a man's work, his
place in life, must come first."
"If I could otily be sure of myself!"
she cried. "You are so many things
that 1 care for and you refuse to take
so many things that I care for."
"The things that you care for can
be had only at the expense of the
things that are that I hope are Indis
pensable to mo. I don't mean to be
"You aren't priggish," she answered
quickly. Then she went on: "I won
der, can one make oneself over? I
wish now that I could. But then per
haps that Is only because It Is now.
Perhaps tomorrow, when I weigh you
against the things I have and want, I
shall find you lacking."
He made no reply. He. too, was
wondering. Could she make herself
over? Colild he make her over? He
stood awkwardly before her for a mo
ment, then turned as though to leave.
"Are you going to relinquish me
wholly?" Her voice was still steady,
but In the moonlight her face was
very white. "Don't! I this summer
tonight you have aroused in me long
ings for something different. Perhaps
I may yet become big enough to be
happy with what you can give me
He was trembling. lie had to steel
himself again before he could reply.
"I can't let myself hope that you will
come. But If you come, it must be
without persuasion from me."
She went a tow steps up the stairs
toward the terrace. Then she stopped
and faced him again. "Goodby. And
"Thank you for not humiliating mo."
thank you for not humiliating me, for
saying that you cared." She said It
without a quaver.
"Goodby." He got Into the trap and
drove away without once looking baci.
"John, John!" she whispered. "Why
didn't you take me in spite of my
self !" Then she went Into the house.
In the hall she found her father,
reading. He looked at her sharply,
"You look done up. It was a fool
errand. What's Williams driving out
"It wasn't "Williams," she answered.
"John Dunmeade came home with me."
"Humph!" he growled. "You'll bo
making a fool of yourself o.ver thai
fellow yet lfyou'ro not careful."
"No, I won't," she said wearily, "He
won't let me. Ho doesn't wnnt me. 1
virtually proposed to him and he vir
tually told me I am n RoItNIi pig."
"Eh? It's a good thing we're irnlng
away tomorrow. Yon go upstairs to
bed. And when yon say your prayers
thank the Lord that I've brought yon
up to bo what you are and that yon
aren't going to bo the wife of a one
horse country lawyer."
' prerh vni.
nt the break-
1 but eloquent
s. .1) 'ui began, hesi
tatingly, "1 iiMer. last night"
"It is too lute for regrets, sir."
"I am not exactly regretting. But I
felt an explanation"
"Can you," the Judge Interrupted
coldly, "explain nway the fact that
you have betrayed the party that hon
ored you. cast discredit upon William
Murchell. who has given you his
friendship, upon me, who can you ex
plain that?" He rose.
John shook his head. "I thought (
could. But now I'm afraid not."
The Judge's lips parted, then closed
firmly as though ho could not trust
himself to speak. Ho raised his hand
In a gesture In which grief and hope
lessness were blended and, turning,
stalked slowly from tho room.
John smiled uncertainly. "I'm afraid.
Aunt Roberta, your bones were a true
She sighed assentingly. ne went
out to face his neighbors nn ordeal.
New Chelsea was rent In twain
nay, Into many divisions by John's
speech. Its honest but partisan sliul
The largest number, torn betwixt
liking for their young neighbor and
the mental discomfort of those whoso
traditions had been rudely jolted, with
held judgment until they could sop
what befell. Among the farmers was
no dissension. A sudden lifting of
heads, a still Half unbelieving rejoic
ing that the young fellow, who as he
sweat with them in tho fields asked
questions, had dared to voice their
The Globe, stanchly partisan, made
no mention of John's part In the rally
save the unconsciously humorous sen
tence, "Attorney John Dunmeade also
Later, not greatly uplifted by the
doubtful honor of being a bone of con
tention. John was alone in his office,
smoking furiously, brow wilnkled, feet
propped on the table. A heavy tread
in the outer room anuounced the ar
rival of a visitor. Without knocking
the newcomer flung open the door nnd
strode Into the office. His hat was
pushed back on his head; an unlighted
cigar stuck out at an aggressive angle
from the corner of his mouth. He sur
veyed John in mingled anger and dis
gust. John, not rising, sighted over
"Good morning. Shechan," he said
with a pleasantness that would have
carried a warning to a calmer observer
than the boss.
Without Invitation Slieehan sat down
"Well," he growled, "you did It. didn't
you? When n young feller like you
thinks he Is better than his party he's
got a lot to learn."
John considered this statement for a
moment. "1 do not." he eoucludeuV
"think I am better than my party."
Sheehan caught the point. "Hu'i!
Guess you don't know who the party
"That's Just what I'm trying to decide,-
Perhaps you can enlighten me."
"I can. A party." Sheehan spoke
with intense conviction "n party is
those that control it."
"Then in Benton county you're the
"Eggsactly! Me and Murchell."
"Then, modestly. I do think I'm bet
ter than the party," John responded,
still pleasantly. "And, as you say.
I've a lot to learn. Have you come to
"Say, hain't you no respect for my
position in this county?"
"For your position a great deal; for
you none nt all."
Sheehan grinned in spite of himself.
"I like your nerve. That's what
makes me sore," he went on reproach
fully. "I like you. 1 was glad to do
you a favor. I gave you a chance to
get in strong with us. And you go and
beef It by tbrowln down the state
ticket. What did you do It for?"
"I'm afraid you won't understand.
Sheehan. It's a question of ideals."
Sheehan snorted. "Ideals! I know
all about 'em. What's Ideals? Can
you eat 'em? Can you wear 'tm?
Can you stuff 'em into your pants'
pocket like this?" He illustrated uy
drawing out a fat roll of bills. "Will
they get you votes? When I came to
Plumville fifteen years ago nil I owned
was the shirt on my back. Now I can
buy out any man In Benton county ex
ceptln' Steve Hampden nnd Murchell.
nnd when they want anything here
they're glad enough to come to me and
make it worth my while to give it to
em. I didn't get it by havin' Ideals."
How true. John thought. Judging
from his narrow experience. Was it
possible that the seats of the mighty
were reserved only for the Murchells.
the Hampdens, the Sheohans? He
thought disgustedly of the coarse,
brutish thing before him. Yet Shee
han could command his retinue of fol
lowers. One of them entered John's
mind. He looked up suddenly. "Shee
han. who is Butch Matey?" ,
"Who's Butch Maley? He's the
Fourth precinct. Fourth ward, that's
what he is, and it's the biggest precinct
In the city He's the whole works,
voters and election board."
"You mean he monkeys with the
"I mean," replied Sheehan signifi
cantly, "Uint when we need. a. few
votes we can always get 'cm from
"I see. I've heard of those preclnots.
H-m-m! Sheehan. I don't think you're
is smart as yon think you are. Vli.i
3ld you come t teach mv'
"I come to give ,n m-r '
You can give nn Intoivli1
rou was uiisumlersto"'
for tho stale th-ket str
111 your fiii'lids to vote t
"its mat nn oroei ot a requesci
"Whichever you please," Sheehni
"And If I don't do it?"
I "There's another mnn runnlu' foi
"Why. Sheehan!" John simulated
reproachful surprise well. "Surely you
wouldn't go back on your party! But'
I forget you're the party, aren't you?
I suppose Slmcox belongs to the party
too." Slmcox wns John's opponent.
"And If I do?"
"Then you'll win."
John got leisurely to his feet. Ills
visitor also rose. "Shechan. you're ly
ing. You'll knife me In any case.
Well. 1 won't do it. So go ahead and
beat me if you cau. I'd rather be
beaten than be beholden to you, you-
Do you know what you are. Sheehan?
J You're not smart, you're Just greedy
and there's been nobody to thwart
you. You're just a big bully with u
soul as fat as your body. Do you know
you'ro getting awfully fat?" He began
"What's ideals7 Can you eat 'em?"
prodding the other, none too gently.
about the ribs and stomach. Ills'
fingers f"uud only soft, yielding cush
ions of f:w
"Don't get fresh, young feller." But
Sheehan drew back, nevertheless.
John followed him nnd continued, his
"If I'm elected, Sheehun, I'd advise
you to buy a passage to Mexico or
some place where extradition laws
don't hold. You needn't bother about
a round trip ticket, either. In tin
meantime, get out!" Sheehuu assumed
n blustering air. "It's shorter by the
window, but you may prefer the door."
He seemed to' the other just then a
very capable young mnn. The boss,
after a moment's inward debate, chose
discretiou us the better part of valor.
John went to the window, threw it
open nnd watched the bulky figure
pass out of sight around the corner,
lie filled his lungs with the cool, clear
The election was a week away. A
week Is a short time, but In it. If you
are a young man not unwilling lo Iom
an occasional night's sleep, a great deal
can be accomplished. John's Journeys
took him into Plumville mid Into every
ward thereof and Into the townships.
In these latter districts he had less
need of the diplomat's tongue to win
recruits "workers" they were called
and well called. He found volunteers
a-plenty. Farmers Cranshnwe and
Sykes and Criswell and others, sober,
unemotional men who were yet willing
to follow In n forlorn hope. On tho
day before election, faith In his fellown
quickened, he moved on New Chelsea,
When election day dawned, a beautiful,
cloudless day happy omen! he knew
that nt every polling place In the coun
ty was one man nt least working in the
interest of John Dunmende and that
most of them would be loyal.
The state ticket had a narrow escape
from defeat that autumn. Only the
two great cities with their machines,
their fraud nnd their suplneness saved
it. Benton county went for the oppo
sition, not entirely, however. One
brand was saved from the burning,
although a certain faction of the party
was not' greatly elated over Dun
A young man, pale, stirred to tho
depths by a victory he had not be
lieved possible, could not understand,
was at bis window gazing worship
fully up Into the sky,
"I have found my place. My peo
ple! I am willing to pay."
It was n vow of consecration.
The courtroom In the dingy old court
house of New Chelsea was crowded
on a certain day in May, past the point
of mere discomfort.
The voice of tho defendant's counsel
rose and fell. He wus something ot
an actor, and he put a deal of con
vlnclng passion into his words. In
New Chelsea oratory Is still loved.
Tho nudiencp hung intent, almost
breathless, on tho scene enacted' before
them. They had the feeling of being
(To bo Continued)
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was with her sister. Mrs. Moorhead.
Friday and Saturday.
Miss Johnson, of Leesbursr. returned
home last Wednesday, after SDendintr
several days with Mrs. Wm. Parr.
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Chas. Chaney. at Hillsboro, tha latter
part of the week.
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Kesler shopped In Hillsboro Tuesday.
Mrs Hunter spent Thursday with her
parents, Geo. Smithand wife, at Cuba.
Mrs. Ayres Bobbitt Is seriously ill at
her home on S. Broadway.
Mrs. Harry Murphy had as her
guests recently Mrs. Rector and Mrs.
Buck, of Hillsboro.
Robert Brown and wife attended
the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Coch
ran, at Harw ood, Tuesday of last week.
Mrs. AdaPenqulte and daughter, of
Blanchester. were with Earl Pencmite
and family, on Wednesday.
O. W. Roush and wife entertained
the following at dinner Sunday : Wm.
Patterson and wife, of Blanchester,
Perry Whitacre and wife. Frank Plnk
erton and wife and Harold Hodson.
Mrs. Srofe received the sad news on
Monday morning of the death of her
son, Dr. Wm. Srofe, of Norwood. The
body will be brought here this evening
on the six o'clock train. No arrange
ments for the funeral have been made.
Mrs. Srofe has the sympathy of all her
friends In her double sorrow. It has
only been a few weeks since her hus
Chas. Morrow is able to be out, after
a week's selge with rheumatism.
Rev. Martin is spending part of the
week in Columbus attending the Billy
The Farmers' Institute will be held
here next Monday and Tuesday.
Mrs. H. H and ley is visiting her
mother in Covington since Tuesday.
Mrs. TJ. 6. Pence is teaching school
for Miss Beath, who is unable to be in
the school room on account of injuries
received when the horse she was drlv
ing became frightened, upsetting the
A number of our people were In
Cincinnati to see the high water.
Mrs. Wm. Dreschcommencedaserles
of meeting at Russell Sunday evening.
Mrs, Dr. Gibson has been sick since
Edward E. Terrell, of Minneapolis,
Minn., W. L. Stautner and family, L.
L. Farls and family, M. E. Sonner and
wife and Chas. Linton and wife were
entertained with a six o'clock dinner
at the home of Dr. Frank Terrell and
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Mrs. Minnie Turner and Miss Hazel
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Miss Inez Stroun was Ithe cuest, of
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Frank Bilderback, who has been
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Miss iEma Farls spent from Frldav
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B. F. Farls accompanied hv his
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Arthur Tener removed his coods
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Enoch Costellow and wife, of Hills
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