The Bell County Democrat (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 30, 1908 Page: 6 of 8
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THE BELL COUNTY DEMOCRAT
THOfc&OAV, APRIL 39, 1908
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' HE had a doll and a picture book there, but she had
looked at the picture book hundred* of times, and,
though her doll waa a faithful friend, somehow they
had nothing to say to each other now. Rosemary
flitted about like a will-o'-the-wisp and finally went
to the window, where she stood looking wistfully out.
Supposing that Jane were right and her father came back out of
the ocean like the fathers of little girls in story books, this might be a
very likely place for him to land, because there were such lota of sea,
beautiful, sparkling, blue sea. Of course he couldn't know that Angel
and she were in this town, because it was only about a month since
they came. It must be difficult to hear things in ships, and he might
go away to look for them somewhere else without ever finding them
Little thrills of excitement running from Rosemary's fingers to her
toes felt like vibrating wires. What could she do? Jane had said if
he came at all he was sure to come on Christmas eve, according to the
habit of fathers, and it was Christmas eve now. By and by it would
be too late, anyhow for a whole year, which was just the same as for-
ever and ever. Oh, she must go out this very minute I
The child had put on her hat and coat before she remembered
that Angel had told her she must never stir beyond the hotel garden
■lone. But, then, Angel probably did not know
this important fact about fathers lost at sea return-
ing on Christmas eve and not at any other time.
If the waited until Angel came in it might be
after sunset, as it had been yesterday, and then,
even if they hurried into the street to search, they
eould not recognize him in the dark.
"I do think Angel would surely want me to go
if she knew," thought Rosemary.
Her heart was beating fast under the little
dark blue coat What a glorious surprise for An-
gel if she could bring a tall, handsome man into this room and say:
"Dearest, now you won't have to work any more or cry in the night
when you think I've gone to sleep. Here's father, come back out of
fthe sea." t
"Oh, oh I" she cried and ran from the room, afraid of wasting an-
The sallow young concierge had often seen the child go out alone
to disappear round the path that circled the hotel and pliy in the dusty
square of grass which, on the strength of two orange trees and a palm,
was called a garden. He thought nothing of it now, when she fiodded
in her polite little way and opened the door for herself. Five minutes
later he waa reading of a delicious jewel robbery which had happened
In a tunnel near Nice and had forgotten all about Rosemary's ex-
The little girl had an idea that she ought to go to the place where
ships came in, and as she had more than once walked tovthe port with
her mother Bhe knew the way very well.
Two white yachts were riding at anchor in the harbor, but no one
bad come on shore who looked handsome enough for a father to be
recognized by " 'eaven sent hinstinct" the moment
you set eyes upon him. * Rosemary stood by the
quay for a few minutes uncertain what to do. Two
or three deep eyed, long lashed Monegasque men
smiled at her kindly, as Monegasque men and Ital-
ians smile at all children. She had learned to lisp
French with comparative fluency during the
months she and Angel had spent in Paris, and now
she asked where the people went who had come in
on those pretty white ships.
"Those are yachts," said one of the deep eyed men, "and the people
who come on them are rowed to shore in little boats. Then they go
quickly up the hill to the Casino—that big white building there—so
that they can put their money on a table or take somebody else's
! "I have always seen dishes put on tables," said Rosemary, "never
money. If I went there could I take some off I I should like to have
a little very much."
"So would we all," smiled the deep eyed man, patting her head.
*'They would not let you in, because you are too young."
I■ "I want to find my father, who has been on the sea," the child ex-
plained. "Do you think he might be there ?"
, "He is sure to be there," said the deep eyed man, and he and the
other men laughed. "If you sit on a bench where the grass and flow-
ers are outside the Casino door and watch, perhaps you will see him
•come down the steps. But you are small to be out all alone looking for
"It's very important for me to find my father before it is dark,"
*said Rosemary. "So I thank you for telling me, and now goodby."
Daintily polite, as usual, she bowed to them all and started up
As she walked briskly on she studied with large, starry eyes the
face of every she met, but there was not a suitable father among
them. She was still fatherless when she reached the place of the
Casino, where she had often come before to walk in the gardens or on
the terraee at unfashionable hours with her mother on Sundays or
other days when, unfortunately, there was no work to do.
She had sat down on a bench between a French "nou-nou" with a
wonderful headdress and a hawk visaged old lady with a golden
wig and had fixed her eyes upon the dasino door
when the throb-throb of a motor caught her at?
Now, an automobile was a marvelous dragon
for Rosemary, and qhe could never soe too many
for her pleasure. Above all things, she would-
have loved a spin on the back of such a dragon,
and she liked choosing favorites from among the
A splendid dark blue one was panting and
quivering before the door of the Hotel de Paris, having just been
started by a slim chauffeur in a short fur coat As Rosemary gazed,
deciding that this waa the noblest dragon of them all, a young man ran
down the steps of the hotel and got into the car. He took his place in
the driver's seat, laid his hand on the steering wheel as if he were
caressing a baby's head, the chauffeur sprang up beside his master, and
they were off. But with a cry Rosemary rushed across the road.
The nou-nou shrieked and hugged her muffled charge, the old lady
screamed, and all the other old ladies and young ladies and pretty girls
sitting on the benches or walking about screamed too.
The man who drove was pale under his coat of brown tan as
with a crash of machinery he brought the big blue car to a stop so
close to the child that its glittering bonnet touched
her coat. He did not say a word for an instant,
for his lips were pressed so tightly together that
they were a white line.
That beautiful little golden haired, smiling
thing, so full of life! But it was all right now.
She was smiling still, as if she did not guess the
deadly peril she had just escaped.
Don't you know, little one," he asked gently,
"that it's very dangerous to run ip front of automobiles ?"
"Oh, but I wanted so much to stop you 1" said Rosemary.
"Why, do you know me ?" and the young man smiled such a pleas-
ant smile, with a gleam of white teeth, that the child was more than
ever sure she had done right
"Yes, I know you by 'eavensenthinstinct" She got out the long
word with a gasp or two, but it was a great success. She had not
mixed up a single syllable.
The young man burst out laughing. "Where's your nurse ?" he
"In London," said Rosemary. "She isn't my nurse any more."
"Well, your mother"—
"She isn't"— '
"What? Are you going to tell me she isn't your mother any
more ? Are you out 'on your own,' little lady ?"
"I don't know what that is, and my mother's my mother just as
usual, thank youy" said Rosemary, with dig-
nity. "She's quite well, but she doesn't know
I came out to look for you."
"Oh, doesn't she ?" echoed the young man
in the car. "Then don't you think the best
thing you can do is to let me take you back
to her ?" v
"She won't be home yet, not till it's dark,
I expect," said the child.
"Oh, that's a long time yet! Well, since
you know me wouldn't you like to climb in
and have a little run V'
"May I, truly and really ?" The little face grew pink with joy.
"Truly and really—if you're not afraid."
"What should I be afraid of V ^Rosemary asked.
"I was talking nonsense. Get down, Paul, and put her into the
tonneau. You'd better sit by her perhaps."
The chauffeur proceeded to obey, but when the child found herself,
being tucked into a back seat of the car she gave a little protesting cry.
"Oh, can't I sit in front with you ?"
"Of eourse you can if you like. Paul,, wrap her up well in the rug.
Now, little one, we're going to start I won't take you too fast"
He turned the car and, passing the Casino, drove up the hill, tak-
ing the direction of Mentone when he had reached t)ie top. He had
not been over this road before, as
he had arrived by way of Nice yes-
terday, but he had studied road
maps and knew both how and where
he wished to go.
"Now," said he, driving care-
fully, "how do you like it?"
"Oh, it's wonderful!" answer-
ed Rosemary, with a rapt smile on
her rosy face.
"Have you ever motored be-
She shook her head. "Never!"'
"I don't usually care to be call*
ed a baby," she remarked, "but I
don't mind from you."
"I'm especially favored, it
seems," said the young man. "Tell
me how you happen to know me..
I can't think, I must confess,, unless.
it was on shipboard"—
"There I I knew perfectly weK
it was you t" broke in Rosemary, with a look of rapture- "You were
on a ship, and you were lest at seek But you're found again now be-
cause it's Christmas eve.""
"I wasn't lost at se% though, or I shouldn't be here with you,"
said Hugh Egerton. He glanoed rather wistfully in a puzzled way at
the lovely little face framed with blowing golden hair. There was
something in the child's eyes which stabbed his heart, yet there was
sweetness in the paia. "I'm afraid we're playing at cross purposes,
aren't we ?" he went on. ""Was it on a ship that yeu saw me?"
"Oh, I didn't see you on the ship!" said Rosemary. "I only knew
you went away on one. I haven't seen you for ever and ever so long-
not since I was a tiny baby."
,4By Jove! And you've remembered me all this time?"
"Not exactly remembered. It was the feeling in my heart
just as Jane said I'd have the minute I saw you, that told me it was
That was why I ran to keep you from going on in your motor
car, because if you had I might have lost you
again for ever and ever."
"So you might," said puzzled Hugh Eger-
ton, pleased as well as puzzled. "And that
would never have done for either of us."
"It would have been dreadful," replied
Rosemary, "to have to wait for another Christ-
"Christmas eve seems a day for adventures,"
said Hugh. "One finds new friends—and dear
little girls, and—goodness knows what 1 shall
"We must find Angel next," Rosemary as-
sured him. "She'll be so glad to see you."
"Do you really think so? By the way, who>
is Angel ?"
"Mother. Didn't you know that V
"I expect I'd forgotten," Hugh answered. She looked so re-
proachful that not for the world would ho have denied all knowledgo
of Augel. The child evidently took him for some one ah© had known.
Perhaps she had seen a photograph of some long lost friend of lier
family who resembled him and she bad sprung to a conclusion, as
children do. But she waa au exquisitely pretty and engaging little
thing, a grand little pal, and worth cultivating. Hugh liked children,
especially girls, though he had always been rather shy with tlrem, not
knowing exactly how they liked lx-j>t lo be entertained and finding it
difficult to think of things to say in keeping up a conversation. But
there was no such difficulty with this child. It was really interesting
to draw the little creature out and see what she would say next. As
for finding Angel, however, when the time came to do that' he thought
he would prefer to bid Angel's daughter goodby at the door. He had
no fancy for scraping up an acquaintance with strangers through their
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Cyclone at Belton.
On last Thursday about seven
o'clock in the afternoon a cyclone
about fifty yards wide, struck
Belton. The wind came from
the southwest and entered the
citiy at that side of town, plowing
its-way through to the northeast
corner of the city limits. On
Denison Hill was noticed the
first damage and from there on
the track of the cyclone was
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some fencing about the graves
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Fortunately no lives were lost,
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the unroofing of the kitchen and
dining room of the residence of
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Tom Johnson, Joe Mayes, Mrs.
Boase,. Andrew McBeath and
many others in the path of the
cyclone suffered more or less
in the loss of property.
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am, very respectfully,
Belton. Texas, April 13, '08.
Close Call for Mallory Blair.
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week while the county road
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high water from the Leon river,
fining a slough at the east end of
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a few minutes before the east
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the bridge so soon after he had
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THE STATE OF TEXAS:
TJ() The Sheriff or Any Constable of
You are hereby commanded to sum-
mon W, Foster Saundeos by making
publication of this citation once in
each week for four successive weeks
previous to the retura day hereof, in
:some newspaper published in your
county, to appear at the regular term
iof the Justice's Courts precinct No, 1,
Bell county, to be hoblen at Belton,
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Given under my official signature
at office in Belton, Texas, this the
15th day of April, 1908.
W. S. Shipp,
Justice of the Peace
Precinct No. 1, Bell Co.. Tex.
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