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THE NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE
Copyright by William. MacLeod
CIIAFTEK XX, Continued.
"I'll give yon u thousand dollars to
let mc ulonc."
"Thnt'd he a thousand and fifty you i
had given me, wouldn't It?" returned
Tears of vexation stood In Brom
field's eyes. "All right. Let mc go.
I'll ho fnlr to "Whltford and arrange
n deal with him."
"Get the stockholders who'ro with
you on the 'phone and tell 'em to vote
their stock as Whltford thinks best.
Get Whltford and tell him the fight's
"If I do, will you let me go?"
' "If you don't we'll return to the I
previous question the annual meet
ing of the Bromfleld Punishment com- !
Hromflcld got busy with the tele
"When ho had finished, Clay strolled
over to a bookcase, enst his eyes over
the shelves, and topk out a book. It
wns "David Ilnrum." He round an
casy-chnlr, throw a leg over one arm,
and presently began to chuckle.
"Are you going to keep me here all
day?" oiked his host sulkily.
"Only till about four o'clock. We'ro
paired, yo.u nnd me, so we'll both stay
away from the election. Why don't
you pick" n good book nnd enjoy yore
solf? There's a lot of A 1 readln In
that case over there. It'll sure Im
prove yoro mind."
Clarendon ground his teeth Impotent-
Ills guest continued to grin over the
good stories of the old horse-trader.
When he closed the book at lust, ho
hud finished tt. Ills watch told htm
thnt It was twenty minutes to five.
Bromllcld's man was at the door try
ing to get In. Ho met Lindsay going
"No, 1 enn't stay to tea today, Mr.
Bromfleld,", the Arlzonnn was saying,
a gleam of mirth In his eyes. "No use
urging mc. Honest, I've really got to
bo going. Had a fine time, didn't, we?
Bromfleld used bad lnngungo.
In Central Park.
Johnnlo burst Into the kitchen beam
ing. "Wo're gonna p'lnt for the hills,
Kitty. Clny he's had a letter cullln'
"When are you going?"
"Thursday. Ain't that great?"
fcho nodded, absently. Her mind
was on another tack already. "John
nie, I'm going to nak Miss Whltford
here for dinner tonight."
''Suy, you co'talnly get the best no
tions, honeybug," he shouted,
"Do you think she'll come?"
"Sure she'll come.'
"I'll fix up the bestest dinner over t
was, nnd rouylic "
Her conclusion wandered olt Into the
reulm of unvoiced hopes, but her hus
band know What It was as well as If
sh had phrased It.
When Clay came home that evening
ho stopped abruptly at the door. Tho
lady of his dreams was sotting the
table In tho dining-room and chatting
gnyly with nn Invisible Kitty In tho
Tho dollcato frugrnnco of tho girl's
personality went to Clay's head like
wine us he stepped forward and shook
hands. To sco her engaged in this
lntlmnto household tusk at his own
table quickened his pulao nnd sent a
glow through him.
"You didn't know you lind Invited
mc to dinner, did you?" she said, little
flags a-flutter In her cheeks.
They hnd n gay dinner, nnd after
ward a pleasant hour beforo Clny took
Neither of them Was In a hurry.
They walked through Central park In
the kindly darkness, each ncutcly sen
sitive to the other's presence.
Her gnyety and plqunncy had given
jilnce to a gentle shyness, Clay let
the burdon of conversation full upon
3icr. Ho knew that ho had come to his
hour of hours nnd his soul was
wrapped In gravity.
lBho too sensed what wns coming,
nnd the sex Instinct In her was on
tlfltoe In flights She was throbbing
with excitement Her whole being
longed to henr what ho hud to tell her.
Yet sho dodged for n way of escape
Silences were too significant, too full
pulsed. Sho made herself talk. It
did not much matter about what.
"Why didn't you tell us that It wns
Mr. Bromfleld who struck down that
man Collins? Why did you lot us
think you did It?" alio queried.
"Well, folks in Now York don't
know mo. What was tho use o gettln'
him In bad?"
"You know that wasn't the reason.
You did It because" She stopped In
tho midst of tho sentence. It had oc
curred to licr that this subject was
more dangerous oven than silence.
"I did It because ho was tho man
you were goln to mnrrylig. sjld.
. TIlG.v '"Oved
l the shadows.
side by side through
In the faint light he
could niiiltc out the line line of her
exquisite throat. After u moment she
spoke. "You're it good friend, Clny.
It was a hlg thing to do. I don't know
anybody else except Dnd that would
have done It for me."
"You don't know anybody else that
loves you as much as I do."
It was out at last, quietly and with
out any dramatics. A flash of soft
eyes darted at him, then veiled the
shining tenderncs benenth long lashes.
"I've had an attack of common
sense," he went on, and In his voice
wits a strength both audacious and
patient. "I thought at first I couldn't
hope to win you because of your for
tune and what It hud done for you.
Even when I knew you liked mo I
felt It wouldn't bo fair for me to ask
you. I couldn't offer you the ad
vantages you'd had. But I've changed
my mind. I've been watching what
money does to yoro friends. It makes
them soft. Tl)oy flutter around like
butterflies. They're paupers a good
many of them because they don't pay
their way. A man's a tramp If he
doesn't saw wood for his breakfast.
I don't want you to get like that, and
If you stay here long enough you sure
will. It's In ray heart thut If you'll
como with me we'll live."
In the darkness she made n rustling
movement toward him. A, little sob
welled up In her throat ns'her hands
lifted to him. "Oh, Clny I I've fought
against It. I didn't want to, but I
love you. Oh, I do love youl"
Ho took her lissom young body In
his nrins. Her lips lifted to his.
Presently they walked forwurd slow
ly. Clny had never seen her more love
ly and radiant, though tears still clung
to the outskirts ot her Joy.
"We're going to live oh, every
hour 1" she cried to the stars, her
lover's hand in hers. .
Johnnlo felt that Kitty's farewell
dinner had gone very well. It was her
first essay as u hostess, and all of
them had enjoyed themselves: But,
so far ns he could see, It had not
nchloved the results for which they
had been hoping,
Clay camp homo late and next morn
Ing was full of plans about leaving.
"Two more days nnd we'll hit the
trail for good old Tucson," he snld
"Y'betcha, by Jollies," agreed his
None tho less Johnnlo wns dis
tressed. He bellQved that his friend
was concealing nn aching henrt be
neath all this attention to Impending
details. As a Benedict he considered
It his duty to help the rest of the
world get married too. A bachelor
was a boob. Ho didn't know what wns
ue3t tor nlm' Sa," Wfty w,tn n sM.
Clay wus fond of Miss Bentrlce, and
sho thought n henp of him. You
couldn't fool Johnnlo. No, slrreel
Well, then 7
Mooning on the snd plight of thes
two friends who woro too coy or too
perverse to know what was best for
them, Johnnlo suddenly slapped him
self a whack on tho thigh. A bril
liant Idea had flashed Into his crani
um. It proceeded to grow until ho
wns like to burst with it.
When Lindsay rose from breakfast
he was mysteriously beckoned Into
another room. Johnnie outlined
sketchlly and with a good deal of hes
Itatlon what ho hud In mind. Clay's
eyes danced with thnt spark of mis
chief his friends hnd learned to recog
nize ns u danger slgnnl.
"You're tome sure-enough wizard,
Johnnie' he ndmlttod. "I expect
you're right nbout girls not knowln'
their own minds. You've had moro
experience with women thnn I have.
If you say tho proper thing to do is
to abduct Miss Whltford nnd take her
with us, why "
"Onct In a while you got to play like
you'ro gonnn treut 'em rough," said
Mr. Green sagely, blushing a trlllo
"All right, rtl lot you engineer this
tt J, can mnko up my mind to It after
I've milled It over. I can see you
know what you're doln'."
Tho conspirators arranged details.
Johnnlo was tho brains of the kidnap
ing. Clay bought tho tickets and was
to take charge of the prisoner after
tho train was renched. Thoy decided,
it would be best to get n statoroora for
"Wo wanttu muko It as easy as wo
can for her," said Johnnie. "0' courso
It's all for her own good, but wo don't
figure to treat her noways but like tho
princess alto Is."
"Yes," agreed Clay humbly.
According to program, carefully ar
ranged by Johnnlo, Bcatrlco rodo down
to tho train with him nnd Kitty In
their tnxlcab. Sho went on board for
tho flnnl good-by nud chatted wltli
them In their Bectlon.
Tho chlof conspirator wus as easy
fiijQ. load. Lu. o, tat aklllejL. Hum IMt
It had come down to the actual busi
ness of taking this yoting woman with
them agnlnst her will, he began to
weaken. His Heart acted very strange
ly, but he had to go through with it.
"C-cnn 1 see you a minute In the next
car, Miss Beatrice?" he nRked, his
Miss Whltford lifted her eyebrows,
but otherwise expressed no surprise.
He led the way down the aisle into
the next sleeper nnd stopped at one
of the staterooms. Shakily hu opened
the- door and stood aside for her to
"You want mo to go In here?", sho
Beatrice stepped In. Johnnie fol
lowed. Clay rose from tho loiin'gc and snld,
"Glad to see you, Miss Whltford."
"Did you bring mo hero to say 'good
by, Johnnie?" asked Beatrice.
The Bunt's tongue stuck to the roof
ot his mouth. His eyes appealed dumb
ly to Cluy.
"Better explain to Miss Whltford,"
snld Cloypnsslng the buck.
"It's for yore good. Miss Beatrice,"
stammered the villain who had brought
her. "We we I I done brought you
hero to travel homo with us."
Before her slender, outraged dignity
Johnnlo wilted. "Kitty, she she can
chaperoon you. It's nil right, ma'am,
I we I didn't go for to do nothin
that wasn't proper. Wc thought"
"You mean thnt you brought me
hero expecting me to go along with
you without my consent without a
trunk without "
Clay took charge of the kidnaping.
"Johnnie, If I were you I'd light a
shuck back to tho other car. I see I'll
have to treat this lady rough as you
Johnnie wanted to expostulate, to
deny that ho had ever given such
counsel, to advise an abandonment of
the whole project But his nerve un
expectedly failed him. He glanced at
Clay nnd fled.
He was called upon the carpet Im
mediately on Joining Kitty.
"What are you up to, Johnnie? I'm
not going to hnvc you make a goose
of yourself If I can help it And
whore's Mr. Lindsay? You said he'd
meet us here."
"Clay, he's In the next cur."
"You took Miss Beatrice In there to
say good-by to him?"
"No sho she's goln' along with
"Going nlong with us? What do you
mean, Johnnie Green?"
He told her his story, not nt all
cheerfully. His bold plan looked very
different now from what It had two
Kitty rose with decision. "Well, of
all the foolishness I ever heard, John
nie, this Is the limit. I'm going right
to .that poor glf. You've spoiled every
thing, between you. She'll hate JUr.
Llndsny for tho rest of her life. How
could he bo so stupid?"
Her husband followed her, crestfal
len. He wanted to weep with chagrin.
Beatrice opened the door of the
stateroom. She hnd taken off her
hat and Clay was hnnglng It on a
"Come In," bIio said cordially, but
Kitty did not quite understand. The
atmosphere was Jess electric than sho
hnd expected. Sho stopped, taken
aback at certain Impressions that be
gan to register themselves on her
"Johnnie wns tellln' me "
"About how he abducted me. Yes.
Wasn't It denr of him?"
"I've decided to make the best of It
and go along."
"I your father, Mr. Whltford"
Kitty bogged down.
Bentrlce blushed. Little dimples
came- out with her smile. "I think I'd
better let Clay explain."
"Wo were married two duys ago.
"What I" shouted the Bunt
"We Intended to ask you botli to the
wedding, but when Johnnie proposed
to abduct Miss Whltford, -I thought It
n pity not to lot-him. So we"
Johnnie fell on him nnd beat him
with both fists. "You dnw-goned ol
scalawag I I never will help you git
married again I" ho shouted gleefully.
"Oh, Johnnie Johnnie you'll bo
tho death of mo!" cried Clay, "it'll
never bo a dull old world so long as,
you stny a bandit"
"Did you rcnlly advlso him to beat
me, Johnnie?" asked Beatrice sweetly.
"I never would have guessed you wero
such a cavo man."
Johnnlo ilniucd to tho roots of his
hnlr. "Now, ma'am, If you'ro gonna
bcllevo that "
Beatrice repented and offered him
"We'll not bollovo anything of you
that isn't good, oven If you did want
to kldunp me," sho said.
Tho New Day.
Tho slapping of tho wind ngalnBt
tho tent awakened Beatrice. Sho
could hear It soughing gently through
tho branches of tho live oaks. An out
flung arm dlscovored Clay missing.
Her questing glunce found him
busy over the mesqulto flro upon
which ho was cooking breakfast Sho
watched him movo nbout, supplo and
light nnd strong, nnd her heart lifted
with shoof Joy of tho mute she had
chosen. He was such a man among
men, this elenr-oyed, bronzed hus
band of n, week, no wns so clean nnd
slmplo ami satisfying. As she closed
tho flaps she gave n deep sigh of con
tent Every mlnnte tilt she Joined htm
was begrudged., For Beatrice, Ijnd
learned the message of her heart. Sho
knew thnt sho was wholly and com
pletely In love with what life had
And she Wns nniflzlngly, radiantly
happy. What did motor cars or wine
suppers or Paris gowns matter? They
were tho trappings that stressed her
slavery. Here she moved beside her
mate without fear or doubt in a world
wonderful. Eye to e' e, they spoke tho
truth to each other after the fnshlon
of brave, 'simple souls.
Glowing from the Ice-cold bath of
water from a mountain stream, she
stepped down the slope Into u slant of
sunshine to Join Clay. He looked up
from the fire and waved a spoon gnyly
at her. For lie too was ns Jocund as
the day which stood tiptoe on the mis
ty mountain tops. They had come Into
the hills to spend tholr honeymoon
alone together, nnd life spoke to him
In uccents wholly Joyous.
The wind and sun caressed her. As
she moved toward him, n brenth of
the morning flung the gown about her
so that each step modeled anew the
Her husbund Mntched the girl
streaming down the slope. Love swift
ns old wlno flooded his veins. He rose,
caught her to him, nnd looked down
Into tho deep, stUl eyes thnt were
pools of happiness.
"Are you glad glad all through,
sweetheart?" ho demanded.
A little laugh welled from her throat
She gave him a tender, mocKlng smile.
"I hope heaven's like this," ' she
"You don't regret New Yorknot a
"I Hope Heaven, uiko This' She
single, hidden longing tor it 'way down
deep In yore heart?"
Sho shook her head. "I always
wanted to be rescued from the en
vironment that was stifling me, but I
didn't know n'wny of escape tdl you
came," she said;
"Then you knew It?"
"From the moment I saw you tie
the janitor to the hltchlng-post You
remember I was waiting to go riding
with Mr. Bromfleld. Well, I was bored
to deuth with correct clothes nnu man
ners nnd thinking. I knew Just what
he would say to me and how ho would
say It and what I would answer. Then
you walked Into the picture nnd took
me back to nature."
"It was the hltchlng-post that did
"The hltchlng-post began It, nny
how." She slipped her nrms around
his neck nnd held him fast "Oh, Clay,
isn't It Just too good to be true?"
A hall of flro pushed up Into the
crotch between two mountain peaks
and found them like a searchlight, fill
ing their tittle vulley with a golden
Booler, Crosby & Basklns, Atty.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Elstato No. 1902 of Martha Koester,
deceased In tho County Court of Lin
coln County, Nobraska.
Tho Stato of Nebraska, ss: Creditors
of, said stato Will tako notice that
the tlmo llmltod for presentation and
filing of claims against said Estate
Is January 10, 1923, and for settle
mont ot said Estato Is September 7,
1923; that I will alt at the county court
room In said County on, October 10th,
1922, at 10 o'clock a. m. and on Jan.
uny 10th, y923 at 10 o'clock a. m., to
rocolvo, oxamlna, hoar, allow, or adjua1
all cloUnB and objections duly filed.
Dated September 7th, 1922.
WM. H. C. "WOODHURST,
Soal County Judgo.
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Halllgan, Beatty & Halllgan. Atty.
NOTICE OF FINAL REPORT
Estate No. 1854 of Mary Facka, do
ceased In the County Court of Lincoln
The Stato of Nebraska, to all per
sons Interested in said Estate take
notlco that tho Administrator has filed
n final account and report of his ad
ministration and n petition for final
settlement and dlsclmrgo ns such Ad
ministrator and for declaration of
holrshlp and distribution of proceeds
which have been set for hearing be
foro said court on October 3d, 1922, at
10 o'clock a. m. when you may appear
and contest tho sanio.
Dated September 9th, 1922.
WM. II. C. WOODHURST,
Seal County Judge.
NOTICE OF PETITION
Estato No. 1911 of August Sodicott,
deceased in the County Court of Lin
coln County, Nebraska.
Tho State of Nebraska: To all por
Bons Interested in said Estate take
notlcd, that a petition nas been filed
for tho probating of said estate and
appointment of Christum Sodicott as
Administrator of said estate, which
has been et for hearing herein on
October lOtl, 1922 at 10 o'clock a. m.
Dated September 16th, 1922.
"WM. H. C. WOODHURST,
Seal County Judgo
J. S. TWINEH. M. D.
Medicine and Surgery
NORTH PLATTE, NEBR,
Office Phone 183
DR. M. B. STATES
Rooms 5. 6, 7 Building ftLoan Bid
Office Phone 70 Res. Ph'pne 1242
Office Phone 241 Res. tehono 217
L. C. DROST
North Platte, Nebraska.
Knights of Columbus Building.
OTIS R. PLATT,
Physician and Surge
Dlagnoss and Troamefnt
liver union stato Baulk
Office Phone 296W House Phdme 2U6R
GEO. 13. DENT
Physician and 8urgeon
special Attention Given to surgery.
Office: Building & Loan Building
Phones: Office 130 Residence 1 115
I will sell at public auction at my farm, six and one-half miles west
of North Platte ut the Blrdwood Station, on
Commencing at 1:30, eaat time, the following property:
8 Head of Horses and Mules
Team of bay mares, weight
2800; black horse, weight 1100; b
bay mare colt; three mare mulew
35 Head of Cattle
Registered Shorthorn bull J registered Shorthorn cow, puro bred
heifer. Seven milk cows, son6 will bo fresh soon. Balance stock
Twenty-two puro bred Diroc Jerseys. Balance Hampshire's.
International hay press, ChaWplon hay stacker, swoop, two Doer
ing hay rakes, two Deorlng mowers, two Weber wagons, ono nearly
now; two boot boxes, hay rack, peet cultivator, nearly new; old beet
cultivator, ono disc, riding plov, riding corn cultivator, tongueless
walking cultivator, corn riding) lister, threo section harrow, land
smoother, single buggy, corn twoV-row cultivator, breaking plow, grind
stone, threo sots and a half of double harness, two sets nearly new,
fifty pound vice, post drill, sot ot ;dies, heating stove, oil heating stove,
cream, separator, five hundred roiils barb "wire, two hundred posts,
about forty tons of prairie hay nnu ( some ruffage hay can bo fed on
ground If desired. i
TERMS 6 months tlmo on bankablo mapers, at 10 per cent interest.
All sums under $20 cash. No property removed until settled for.
H. S. HASKINS, Owner.
EARL B ROWN FI ELD, Clerk.
DR. HAROLD II. WALKER
Practice limited to Eye, Ear, Noso and
Offices over McDonnld Bnnk
I. I). UltOWNFIELP,
Farm and Live Stock
Tolephono or wire for dates at my
DR. E. C. LYNCH
Eyo Ear Jfoso nnd Throat
Glasses fitted accurately
Over Dixon's Storo
W. T. FRITCHARD
Ex-Government Veterinarian and ex
issistant deputy State Veterinarian.
Hospital 315 South Vine Street
Phones. Hospital 633 Residence 638
. H. RED FIELD
Physician, Obstetrician, Surgeon
Calls promptly answered Night or Day
Phones. Office 642 Residence C76
JOHN S. SIMMS, M. D.
Special Attention Glvon to
McDonald Bank Building
Office Phono 83 Residonce 38
DR. J. R. McKIRAHAN
Practice Limited to Disease of
Women and Surgery j
Over Rexall Drue Store l
Phonesi Office 127 Residonce 656
Office 340 House 488
DR. W. I. SHAFFER
Over the Oasis North Platte
Makes or Repairs anything made ot
Tin or Sheet Metal.
510 Locust Under General Hospital
For dates and terms call at
First National Bank
North Platte, Neb.
DR. HAROLD FENNER
Office Phono 333 Res. Phone 1020
DERRYBERRY & FORBES
Undertakers and Funeral Directors
Day Phone 41 Night Phone Black 5dS
DR. L. A. SNAVELY
X-Itay Diagnosis Oxygen and
Gas Anesthesia for Extractions.
Over Union State Bank
12700; team bay and sorrel, weight
rown mare.-weight 1100; chllds pony;
coming 4 years old.
djHARLES OLSON, Auctioneer.
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