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The Marshal of Sheridan.
It was called a depot merely through
(courtesy, consisting of a layer of ctn
.'deri, scattered promiscuously so as to
(partially conceal the underlying mud,
lnd a dismantled box car, In which
presided ticket agent and telegrapher.
'A hundred yards below was the big
Shack where the railroad official!
lodged. Across the tracks blazed ln
"ltlngly the "First Chance" saloon,
IA11 Intervening space was crowded
l-wlth men, surging aimlessly about In
(the glare of a locomotive head light
d greeting the alighting passengers ;
lth free and easy badlnate. Stranrer !
tr acquaintance made no difference,
the welcome to Sheridan was noisily
xtended, while rough play and hoarse ,
laughter characterized the mass
Hope paused on the step, even as
Dr. Falrbaln grasped her hand, dinned I
fey the medley of discordant sounds,
nd confused by the vociferous jam
of humanity. A band came tooting
down the street In a hack, a fellow,
with a voice like a fog horn, howling
on the front seat The fellows at the
tide of the car surged aside to get a
glimpse of this new attraction, and
ralrbaln, taking Quick advantage of
the opportunity thus presented, swung j
bis charge to the cinders below. Bend
ing before her, and butting bis great
shoulders Into the surging crowd, he
succeeded in pushing a passage
through, thus finally bringing her
forth to the edge of the street
"Hey, there," he said shortly, grab
ling a shirt-sleeved Individual by the
arm'. "Whers's Charlie?"
The fellow looked at him wonder
"Charlie? Oh, you mean the 'KldT
Well, he ain't here ter-nlght; had a
weddln', an' Is totln' the bridal
Falrbaln swore discreetly under his
breath, and cast an uncertain glance
at the slender figure shrinking beside
him. The streets of Sheridan wars
sot over pleasant at night
"Only hack in town Is somewhere
lse, Miss," he explained briefly. "I
reckon you and I will have to hoof it"
He felt the grip of her fingers on his
"The boys are a llttle noisy, but it's
(fust tneir way don't mean anything
jyou hang on to me, an' keep the veil
cown we 11 be there In the shake of a
He helped her over the muddy
crossing, and as they reached a stretch
of board walk, began expatiating on
the various places lining the way.
"That's the 'Mammoth' over there
dance hall back of It biggest thing
West of the Missouri three men killed
there last week what for? Oh, they
Cot too fresh that's the 'Casipo,' and
jthe one beyond Is 'Pony Joe's Place'
cut his leg off sluce I've been here
fight over a girl. Altft there any
stores? sure; they're farther back.
you see the saloons got In first that's
'Sheeny Mike's' gambling Joint you're
looking at like to go over and see
"em play? All right, JiiBt thought I'd
ask you It's early anyhow, and things
wouldn't be goln' very lively yet. Say,
there, you red head, what are you try
ing to do?"
The fellow had lurched out of the
crowd In such a manner as to brush
partially aside the girl's veil, per
mitting the glare of "Sheeny Mike's"
lights to fall ;ull upon her revealed
face. It was accomplished so openly
aa to appear planned, but before he
could reel away again, Falrbaln struck
out, and the man went down. With
an oath he was on his feet, and Hope
cowered back against her protector.
Each man had weapons drawn, the
crowd scurrying madly to keep out of
the line of fire, when, with a stride, a
new figure stepped quietly in between
thrm. Straight as an arrow, broad
shouldered, yet small walsted as a
woman, his hair hanglnglow over his
coat-collar, his face smooth shaven
except for a long moustache, and
motionless, the revolvers In his belt
untouched, he simply looked at the I
two, and then struck the revolver out
of the drunken man's hand. It fell
harmless to the ground.
"And don't you pick It up until I
tell you, Scott." he said quietly. "If
you do you've got to fight me."
Without apparently giving the fel
low another thought, he wheeled and
faced the others.
"Oh, It's you, is It, Doctor? The
drunken fool won't make any more
trouble. Where were you taking the
"To the hotel, Bill."
"I'll walk along with you. I reckon
the boys will give us plenty of room."
He glanced over the crowd, and then
more directly at Scott
1 "Pick up your gun!" the brief words
snapping out. "This is the second time
I've caught you hunting trouble. The
Seit time you are going to find It I
saw you run Into this lady what did
7ou do It for?"
"I only wanted to see who she was,
"You needn't call me Bill. I don't
trot in your class. My name la
,,-w.h Wmm U anv of TOtir
tale or the plains
ifTHOR Or" My Lady Or TVie South."
"When Wilderness Wa Kinq h(.lK
Illustrations By Dearborn Mclviix-
C MoCluri ft Co.. 1110.)
alTulr who she was!"
"I reckoned I know'd her, and I
The marshal turned his eyes toward
Hope, and then back upon Scott, evi
dently slightly Interested.
"So? Recognized an old friend, I
The alight sneer In "Wild Bill's"
soft voice caused Scott to flame up In
"No, I didn't! but I called the turn
Just the same she's Christie Mao-
The marshal smiled,
A11 rlghti llttle 7," he Bald ,ober.
1t ..Now you trot straight along to
hed. Don't let me catch you on the
"feet again tonight, and I'd advise
you not to pull another gun you're
too slow on the trigger for this town.
Come along, Doctor, and we'll get
Miss Maclalre to her hotel."
He shouldered his way through the
collected crowi, the other following.
Hope endeavored to speak, to explain
to Falrbaln who she actually was, real
izing then, for the first time, that sl.v
had not previously gtven him her
name. Amidst the Incessant noise
and confusion, the blaring of brass,
and the Jangle of voices, she found It
Impossible to make the man compre
hend. She pressed closer to him, hold-
more tightly to his arm, stunned
and confused by the fierce uproar. The
stranger steadily nuahlna ahead of
them, and opening a path for their
passage, fascinated ber, and her eyes
watched him curiously. His name was
an oddly familiar one, associated in
vague memory with some of the most
desperate deeds over witnessed in the
West, yet always found on the side of
law and order; It was difficult to con
ceive that this quiet-spoken, mild-eyed,
gently smiling man could indeed be
the most famous gun fighter on the
border, hated, feared, yet thoroughly
respected, by every desperado be
tween the Platte and the Canadian.
Beyond the glare and glitter of the
Metropolitan Dance Hall the noisy
crowd thinned away somewhat and
the marshal ventured to drop back be
side Falrbaln, yet vigilantly watched
every approaching face.
"Town appears unusually lively to
night, Bill," observed the latter grave
ly, "and the boys have got an early
-West end graders Just paid off,"
was the reply. "They have been
whoopln' It up ever elnce noon, and
are beginning to get ugly. Now the
rest of the outfit are showing up, and
there will probably be something in
teresting happening before morning.
Wouldn't mind it so much If I had a
single deputy worth his salt."
"What's the matter with Bain?"
"Nothing, while he was on the Job. j
hut 'Red' Haggerty got him In 'Pony
Joe's' shebang two hours ago; shot
him In the back across the bar. Ned
never even pulled his gun."
"I'm sorry to hear that; what be
came of Haggerty?"
The marshal let his eyes rest ques
tlonlngly on the doctor's face for an
"Well, I happened to be Just behind
Ned when he went," he said gently,
"and 'Red' will be burled on 'Boots
Hill' to-morrow. I'm afraid I don't,
give you much chance to show your
skill. Doc," with a smile.
"If they all shot like you do, my
profession would be useless. What's
the matter with your other deputies?"
"Lack of nerve, principally, I reck
on; ain't one of 'em worth the powder
to blow him up. I'd give something Just
now for a fellow I had down at Dodge
he was a man. Never had to tell
him when to go In; good Judgment
too; wasn't out hunting for trouble,
but always ready enough to take his
share. Old soldier in our army, Cap
tain, I heard, though he never talked
much about himself; maybe you knew
him Jack Keith."
"Well, I reckon," in quick surprise,
"and what's mors to the point, he's
here slept in my room last night"
"Keith here? In Sheridan? And
hasn't even hunted me up yet? That's
like him, all right, but I honestly want
to see the boy. Here's your hotel
Shall you need me any longer?"
"Better step in with us, Bill," the
doctor advised, "your moral Influence
might aid In procuring the lady a de
"I reckon it might."
They passed together up the three
rickety steps leading Into the front
hall, which latter opened directly into
the cramped office; to the left was the
wide-open bar-room, clamorous and
throbbing with life. A narrow bench
stood against the wall, with a couple
of half drunken men lounging upon it
The marshal routed them out with a
single, expressive gesture.
"Walt here with the lady, Falrbaln,"
he said shortly, "and I'll arrange for
They watched him glanoe in at the
bar, vigilant and cautious, and then
move directly across to the'dosk.
"Tommy," he said genially to the
clerk, "I've lust escorted a lady here
from the train Miss Maclalre and
want you to give her the best room in
your old fhebeng."
The ether looked at him doubtfull".
Hell, Bill, I Oon t "Know now rm
going to do that. he acknowledged.
"She wrote in here to the boss for a
room; said she'd be along yesterday.
Well, she didn't show up, an' so to
night we let a fellow have It He's
up there now."
"Well, he'll have to vamose who
Montgomery,'" consulting his book.
"Hell of a pompous duck; the boys
call him 'Juke Montgomery.'"
"All right; send some one up to
rout his lordship out lively."
Tommy shuffled his feet, and lookefl
again at the marshal; he had re
ceived positive orders about that
room, and was fully convinced that
Mnntcotnerv would not take kindly to
eviction. But Hickock's quiet gray
eyes were Insistent.
"Here, 'Red.'" he finally called to
the hurley porter, "hustle up to '15,'
an' tall that fellow Monttomerv baV
"Any Other Room You Could Conven
iently Assign Mr. ah Mont
gomery to Tommy?"
Ktt to get out; tell him we want the
room for a lady."
Hlckock" watched the man disappear
up the stairs, helped himself carefully
to a cigar out of the stand, tossing a
coin to the clerk and then deliberately
"Think Montgomery will be
pleased?" he asked shortly.
"No; he'll probably throw Tied'
The marshal smiled, his glance turn
ing expectantly In that direction.
"Then perhaps I had better remain,
Tommy." And he strolled nonchalant
ly over to the open window, and stood
there looking quietly out a spiral of
blue smoke rising from his cigar.
They could distinctly hear the
pounding on the door above, and oc
casionally the sound of the porter's
voice, but the straight, erect figure
at the window remained motionless.
Finally "Red" came down, nursing his
"Says he'll be damned if he will
says he's gone to bed, an' that there
ain't a cussed female In this blasted
country he'd git up for," he reported
circumstantially to the clerk. "He
told me to tell you to go plumb to
hell, an' that If any one else 'come
poundln' 'round thar to-night, he'd
sir, an' I reckoned If he was riled up
much more, he might git rambunc-
tlous; his language was sure fierce."
"Wild Hill" turned slowly around,
still calmly smoking, his eyes exhibit
ing mild amusement.
"Did you clearly inform Mr. ah
Montgomery that we desired the room
for the use of a lady?" he questioned
gently, apparently both pained and
"I did, sir."
"It surprises me to find one In our
city with so little regard for the or
dinary courtesies of life, Tommy. Per
haps I enn persuade the gentleman."
He dtxappnared up the stairs, taking
them deliberately step by step, the
cigar still smoking between hla Hps.
"Red" called after hlra.
"Keep away from In front of the
door, Bill; he'll shoot sure, for he
cocked his gun when I was up there."
Hlckock glanced back, wared his
"Don't worry the room occupied by
Mr. ah Montgomery was '15,' I be
lieve you said?"
Whatever occurred above, It was
over with very shortly. Those listen
ing at the foot of the stairs heard the
first gentle rap on the door, aa out
burst of profanity, followed almost
Instantly by a sharp snap, as If a
lock had given way, then brief
scuffling mingled with the loud srak
log of a bed. Scarcely a minute later
the marshal appeared on the landing
above, one hand firmly gripped In the
neck-band of an undershirt, thus se
curely holding the writhing, ' helpless
figure of a man, who swore violently
every time he could catch his breath.
"Any other room you could convene
venlently assign Mr. ah Montgom
ery to, Tommy T" he asked pleasantly.
"If he doesn't like It In the morning,
he could be changed, you know."
"Give give him '47.'"
"All right I'm the bell-boy tem
porarily, Montgomery; easy now, my
man, easy, or I'll be compelled to
use both hands. 'Red,' carry the gen
tleman's luggage to '47' he has kind
ly consented to give up his old room
to a lady come along, Montgomery."
It was possibly five minutes latsr
when he came down, still smoking, his
faeo not even flushed.
"Montgomery la feeling so badly
we were obliged to lock him In," he
reported to the elerk. "Seems to be
of a somewhat nervous disposition.
Well, good night. Doctor," he lifted his
V "Aad. te van. Miss, nleasaal
Hope watched him as he stepped
outside, pauvlng a moment In the
shadows to glance keenly up and
down the long street before venturing J
down the steps. This quiet man had
enemies, hundreds of them, desperate
and reckless; ceaseless vlgtlcnce
alone protected him. Tet her eyes
onlv, and not her thoughts, were rlv
turned to Falrbaln, who had risen to
"I wish I might see, him, also," she
said, as though continuing an inter
"See hlra? Who?"
"Mr. Keith. I I knew him once,
and and, Doctor, won't you tell hlra
I should like to have him come and
see me Just Just aa soon as he eac
(To lie Continued.)
AT PUBLIC SALE!
I have decided to leave the
country and will sell my farm to
the highest bidder, on the
MONDAY, OCTOBER 23,
Commencing at 10 o'clock.
Farm consists of 80 acres more
or less, two miles and a half west
and a mile south of Pac.iflc Junc
tion, Iowa, adjoining the Andrew
The farm is all under fence
about 4 acres of hog pasture, 40
acres of prairie hay, timothy and
clover, balance in orchard and
cultivation. About 1,000 peach
trees, 20 apple trees, 25 cherry
trees and some small fruit. The
buildings include a 5-room house,
2 hay sheds of about 40 tons
capacity, milk house nnd corn
crib. There are two good wells.
Will also sell about 100 oak
fence posts, 25 tons of prairie hay
in stock, 12 tons of timothy and
clover, and some alfalfa in shed;
10 tons Kaffir corn, 10 bushels
potatoes. A No. 1 fresh milch
cow, about 30 head hogs, some
farm machinery, one new feather
bed, some household goods and
other articles too numerous to
Terms on Farm Cash or good
security for $1,000; balance ar
ranged at 5 per cent. On other
items Under $10, cash; over $10,
ten months' time on approved nolo
at 8 per cent.
T. O. Dyers, Auctioneer.
I- ' SCHOOL NOTES. 4
The basketball team has been
organized at the High school and
they are doing some good work nt
practice. They are holding ses
sions every evening at I he Turner
hall. There is some guud timber
in Hie team and we feel safe in
predicting a winning team for
1911 and 11)12.
The quarterly examinations will
be held Wednesday, November 1.
Pupils will be passed on making a
grade of Hr, and no grade below
80 will be accepted by Hie teach
ers. Those who have a record of
not to exceed six half-days'
absence and good daily average
will be excused from the quarter
The schools will be closed for
the balance of the week, com
mencing Wednesday, November
8, to allow I be teachers to attend
I he Slate Teachers' associalion at
Omaha, which convenes November
8. The first day w ill be for super
intendents nnd principals. Pro
fessors Abbott, and Larson will
attend from the first. The session
lasts for three days.
Superintendent Abbott received
from K. C. Wescott Ibis week a
copy of the Los Angeles Times,
which gives an account of the
kindergarten department of the
schools of that city, and the in
troduclion of "a nap period" in
this depatrment, which is being
tried for the first time. The ktn
dergartens at this period are al
lowed to "duck their tiny heads
nnd sleep for a few minutes" each
Superintendent Abbott has just
received a letter from Superin
lendent Haird of the Burlington
shops requesting him to keep a
record of the young men graduat
fng from the school, with a view
of furnishing Mr. Haird a list of
the names of the proficient ones,
that he may select therefrom
young men for positions in the
John P. Hcaly of Omaha is in
the city, a guest of Charles Mc
Citiire and family.
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bo'tgfcl
HALLOWEEN AND WHAT
Will Be Well for Our Citizens to
Be on the Alert for
The Halloween festival, which
ust'd to be celebrated largely by
maidens anxious to learn their
future husbands, and by bobbing
for apples and other games suited
to the kidlets, has of late been
seized upon by the small boy as an
excuse for various depredations.
In many places conservative
citizens li.nl it prudent to place " " l" ' , .
gales ami other movable property' 1,US 'T!' V ,h 01,1 K.
under lock and key. ' nm Wl ,l,v" "n 1
Und hnl t li , .vrii . 0 ..... 1
1 lie 1 1 11 1 I II .1 I'V ivilil f'l m i 1 1 o I.
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luilLd nlll-.m.l ill I t
''"" l rrim.' i hiRl, and low I
Places. 11,. Of,on feels that his !
offspring has achieved something j
rather glorious if the boy avoids
commit ling any crime on account
of which the community Ilnds it
more economical to board him at
public expense than to permit him
to remain at large. Hence he often
makes light oT these minor
ravages by the cub element of his
To Young America I he man w ho
objects to the burning of gates
and chicken coops and the steal
ing of signs, seems terribly de
ficient in humor. Still it does
seem as if one ought to bo able to
lodge a protest against the de
struction of things that cost time,
thought and money, without being
considered to lack sympathy with
the younp people and to be grow
Finishing Touches Going On.
Major Creamer of Council
niuffs arrived this morning to
look over the progress of the
work on the government building.
The sub-contractor, Mr. Henedict,
who is putting down the concrete
walks, has made considerable
progress on the cast walk. The
government rule of adhering to
the eight-hour law, prevents the
work from proceeding as fast as
it otherwise would, although thero
is nothing in the law to prevent
the contractor from putting on
another shift of laborers. The
work of placing the inside fixtures
is progressing nicely, but it will
be some lime before all are in
Receive City Certificates.
The city teachers' cerlillcates
under I he new law enacted at the
last session of I ho legislat ure
have begun to arrive and will bo 1
placed in the possession of llio
teachers as fast as they arrive.
This is a new departure in school
affairs and will in future do away
wilh the examinations by the
school boards of Ihe cities of the
,;): JJ I - Htv.--;-H i i ILL
heaw. as thev have
the sheer strength
A fence with barbs protected from excessive pressure
because the animal fears thebaibs. Remove the barbs and tho
Crcatest strength of tho animal is thrown upon the fonee.
Hence its wires must be larcer nnd stronger. Therefore, to M
have a lonclife woven-wire fencn you must have a heavy fence.
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Aniung the vmuauie icaiuies nun iisuninsii nnn-iiwn ri-m-oi.-. mo
, Hinged-Joiut (piitontetl). We Imek this feature with till our ixu ienco
as the largest makers of fence in the world.
' Undc-rsidestressantlstraintheresilient IliiiRcd Joint yields to pressure
and quickly returns to its old form without bending or breaking the stay
wires, the strain being taken up by the heavy horizontal bars.
The real test of a fence Is the service you ;;et out of it. Test, ju eaur'.
'compare American Fence under
find that tho Bteci, mo structure
strength and efficiency to the hardest uses.
We have just received two carloads of fencing and can
fill orders for almost any design fence you would want
Furthermore we figure our fence against any fence made, in
cluding the mail order houses. Brin j your mail order cata
logue along and we will show you that we sell fence cheaper
than any mail order house in existence.
One Hundred Years Old.
From Saturday's Ially.
V. 1 Ci.uk, the barber, will de
part on the 1:12 Hurlington to
night for Salem, Iowa, where he
will assist in celebrating his
father's one hundredth anniver
sary tomorrow. It will be a great
event for the old gentleman, aa
most of his suits and daughters
will be there to take a hand in
commemorating an event which
few people have an opportunity.
While Father Cook is old in age,
it is said that he is in the enjoy
ment of fairly good health and
gets about with the ease of one
thirty years younger, and bids
fair to live several years longer.
and that the event on Sunday, with
i "is sons ami daughters ira tiered
i. . . ..
" h"'n grand reun.on,
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,U ' , rlh livm " ,0n
Plattsmouth Goods Sell.
From Friday's Hally.
(. II. Olson, manager of the
Olso Photo company, visited.
Omaha yesterday and called on
some of the business houses with
samples of (he Plattsmouth card
factory and sold 4,000 views of
the Missouri Pacific wreck. The
cards were ready for delivery
this morning and Mr. Olson went
to Omaha to deliver the goods.
This enterprising concern was the
first on the ground with the
finished pictures showing in do
tail the situation of the train af
ter the collision.
W. T. Rafferty In Town.
W. T. IlalTerty of Omaha, rep
representing Oeorgo Rogers, the
cigar man, of that city, was here
today calling upon his Platts
mouth customers. Mr. RalTcrty is
a most pleasant gentleman and
makes a host of friends wherever
he goes. From here Mr. IlalTerty
went to Pacific Junction to dis
tribute several "Permits" to the
Has Eyes Operated On.
Mrs. Annie Hichtcr has been
troubled of lalo with granulated
eyelids. Yesterday she went to
Omaha and consulted Dr. GifTord,
who advised an operation, which
was had. Mrs. Richter relumed
last evening and it will be some,
' days before she can use her eyes.
First loe of Winter.
From Saturday's Dally.
The llrst ice of the winter was
formed last night. Yesterday aft
ernoon a message was received at
the Hurlington shops notifying
them of a lively snow storm al
Sheridan, Wyo., and to rush the
side curtains for engines.
Mrs. Will Shera of Hock Bluffs
was in the cily yesterday looking
after the week-end shopping.
Hard, Stiff Wire, of I lontit Quality
Fences must be
to turn animals by
of the wire. Why?
any and an conditions, mm ym v u
ami giiiviuw.niK .-i"ai m """'
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