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liLusTRATiona By Dearborn Mclvhx
. At the Water-Hole.
Up from the far, dim southwest
they rode slowly, silently, wearied
sUll by the eiertlons of the past night,
and burned by the fierce rays of tb
desert sun. No wind of sufficient force
had blown since Keith passed that
way, and they oould easily follow the
hoof prints of bis horse across the
sand waste. Bristoe was ahead, hat
brim drawn low, scanning the horizon
llua unceasingly. Somewhere out In
tho midst of that mystery was hidden
tr;:gedy, and he dreaded the knowl
edge of Its truth. Behind him Fair
buin and Hope rode together, their lips
long since grown silent, the man ever
glancing uneasily aside at her, the
girl drooping slightly In the saddle,
with pale face and heavy eyes. Five i
nrUsinaca Ir bad tniuthar tha hind.
lug rope fastoned to the pommels of
the two "Bar X" men's saddles, were
bunched together, and behind all came
Neb, his black face glisUning In the
Suddenly Bristoe drew rein, and
rose to the full length in the stirrups,
shading his eyes from the sun's glare,
as he stared ahead. Two motionless
black spects were visible yet were
they motionless? or was It the heat
waves which seemed to yield them
movementt He drove in his spurs,
driving his startled horse to the
summit of a low sand ridge, and again
halted, gazing intently forward. He
was not mistaken they were horses.
Knowing instantly what it meant
those riderless animals drifting dere-
C. MoClure A Co., 111.)
f'ung himself from the " sadilTe, rah
'orward and dropped on his knees be
dk Keith, bending his ear to the
''best, grasping the wrist in his tin
kers. As the others approached, he
3'aneed up, no conception now of
;vebt frvo his own professional work.
"Water, Bristoe," he exclaimed
shrrpiy. "Dash some brandy In it.
" ;!rk now. There, that's It; hold his
mad up higher. Yes, you do it, Miss
TTi "m tfo's ppH nrv
t : li c; well, he got a swallow
...... ..jil hi:. i juat as he is can
;a . until it'.' I've got to find where
Le was Lit."
"Yea yrs," she answered, "don't
den't mind me."
He tore open the woolen shirt,
soaked with b'ood already hardening,
telt within with skilled lingers, his
eyes keen, his lips muttering uncou-;
"Quarter of an inch quarter of an
t"rb too bteh Hcrau tie !.!!
L.ord, It I can only get it out got to
do it now can't wait here, Bristoe,
that leather case on my saddle run,
damn you we'll save him yet, girl j
there, drop his head in your lap yes,
cry if you want to only hold still
tpen the ease, will you down here,
where I can reach it now water all
our canteens Hope, tear me off a
strip of your under-sklrt what am I
going to do? extract the ball got to ,
do it blood poison in this sun."
She ripped her skirt, handing it to
him without a word; then dropped her
white face in her hands, bending,
with closed eyes, over the whiter fi'.co
resting on her lap, her lips trembling
with the one prayer, "Oh, God! Oh,
God!" How long he was at it, or!
what he did. she scarcely knew thai
dry with fear, the scout j,ear(J the cDiaah 0f water: eawrht the 1
j flas-'h of the sun on the probe; felt the
I half conscious shudder of the wound- j
ed man, whose bend was in her lap,
the deft, quick movements of Fair
i bain, and then j
j "That's It I've got it missed the
! lung by a hair damn me I'm proud of
that job you're a good girl."
I She looked at him, scarce able to
see, her eyes blinded with tears.
"Will will he live? Oh, tel! me!"
"Live! Why thouldn't he? nothing
but a hole to close up nature'll do
that, with a bit of nursing here, now
don't you keel over give me the rct
of that skirt."
He bandaged the wound, then
g'anced atout suddenly.
"How's the other fellow?"
"Dead," returned llil.-:toe,
through the heart."
"Thought eo have seen Keith shoot
before I wonder how the cuss ever
manpged to got him."
Aa he arose to his feet, his red fnco
glistening with perspiration, and be
gan strapping his leather case, the
others rode up, and Bristoe, explaining
the situation, set the men to making
preparations for pushing on to the
water-hole. Blankets were swung Le
tween ponies, and the bodies of tha
t.eu uifeiy Deen alter ni:
trip and his name ain't Hawley. He
Harden Gale. Christie's father."
Keith could not seem to grasp the
thorubt his ?yes half-closed.
"Her her father?" he questioned,
weakly. "Do you surpose he knew?"
"No; not at first, anyhow; not at
SherU'an. He was too Interested in
his scheme to even suspicion he had
actually stumbled onto the real glrU j
I tMnk he just found out." I
darkness, a melancholy chorus Joining
in the with long drawn cadence. A
shadow swept into the radius of danc
"Is he conscious, Doctor?"
Falrbaln drew back si'ently. and tha
dropped on her knees at Keith's tide,
bending low to look into his face.
"Yes, dear, and you are going to
live now live for me."
He found her ' hand and held 1t,
clasped within his own, his eyes w!d9
"I have never told you," he said,
softly, "how much I love you."
She bent lower until her cheek
"No. Jack, but you rosy now."
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' yilib'B dug
A for Axminster, of which we have Rugs of many sizes and patterns, prices
SI. 15 up to $32.40.
oitni.ii to snow u si:.
IN T11K MISTItirT COl'KT OK CASS
In the Matter of Hip Kstnto of Lena
Weislieit, I X'Ci'HKt'd.
Tills chiisi" ciunc on for lienrinK upon
the petition of lleniiun I.iK'ti'lu'iiH, ex
ecutor of the estate of Lena Welshelt,
deceased. prayinK for a license to sell
the northeast quarter of Section 12,
Township 1". r.aiik'e 10, Ka.it of the 6th
l M., In Cass County, Nehraska, or a
siittlclent amount of the name to brlnt?
t lie sum of $1.200. 00, for the payments
of debts allowed against said estate
nnd cost of administration ami special
devises In the will of said deceased
there not helm sulllclent personal prop
erty to pay h ucli debts, expense and
It is therefore ordered that all per
sons interested In said estate appear
tieiore me at my n lice n the Court
House at I'lattsniouth, Nebraska, on the
.oin uny ot January, 112, at 10 o clock
A. M., to show eause whv a license
should not be granted to said executor
to sell said real estate as above de
scribed of said deceased or as much
thereof as may be necessary to pay
sucii uevises. dehis anil expenses.
It Is directed that this order he nub
lislied four weeks prior to said date In
the riattsmonth Journal, H newspaper
published semi-weekly at Plattsmouth,
Nebraska, and of general circulation
in said Cass County.
Dated this Ml) dav of December, 1911.
1IAKVKY D. TRAVIS,
.ludue of the District Court.
D. O. HWVKII Attorney.
C. S. ALDKICH, Attorney.
for Brussels, which we have in Tapestry Brussel Rugs, room sizes; prices
S9.50 to S22.00.
B for Bissels Sweepers from $2.70 up to $4.75.
Cfor Carpets of excellent grade; C also Chairs Morris chairs, Dining
chairs, Youth chairs, High chairs many different styles on my floors,
and the prices are right.
D for Divans of different styles and grades in stock, at $19.50 up to $24.00.
D for Dressers of many styles and designs, at $10.50 up to $27.
E for Everything in my store you will find to be of excellent quality.
F for Furniture of up-to-date styles always in stock.
G for Go-Carts large and small, many td select from, at $1.25 up to $14.50.
H for Housefumishings our main line.
I for Iron Beds, many styles and colors to make your selection from, should
you be in need of one at $2.00 up to $23.G0.
J for Jardinier stands; we have them both large and small, in Golden Oak
and Early English at low prices.
for Kitchen Cabinets; of which we have a large line, from $5.75 up to $25.50.
llct in the hart of the desert bis
wheeled, and spurred back to his
party, quickly resolving on a course
of action. Hawley and Keith had j
met; both had fallen, either dead or !
wounded. A moment's delay now j
might cost a life; he would need Falr-j
bain, but he must keep the girl back,
If possible. But could be? She ;
straightened up in the saddle as be !
came spurring toward them; her eyes
wide open, one hand clutching at her j
"Doctor," he called as soon as be j
was near enough, his horse circling,
"thar Is somethln' showln' out yon- i
der I'd like ter take a look at, an' 1
reckon you better go 'long. The nig
ger kin com' up ahead yere with Mlas
She struck her horse, and be
plunged forward, bringing her face
to face with Brletoe.
"What is it? Tell me, what is It?"
"Nothin' but a loose boss, Miss."
"A horse! here on the desert?",
looking about, her eyes dark with hor
ror. "But how could that be? Could
could It be Captain Keith's?"
Bibtoe cast an appealing glance at
Falrbaiu, mopping his face vigorously,
not knowing what to say, and the oth
or attempted to turn the tiae.
"Not likely not likely at all no
reason why it should be probably
just a stray horse you stay back
here, Miss Hope Ben and I will find
out, and let you know."
"No, I'm going," she cried, stifling a
sob In her throat "It would kill me
to wait bere."
She was off before either might
raise hand or voice in protest, and
they could only urge their horses in
effort to overtake her, the three ra-
ouiiKit to snow cai mi:.
TIIK DISTIMCT OHT.T OP CASS
I County, Nebraska:
In the matter of the estate of Adam
This cause came on for hearing upon
the petition of IMward Ingram, adinln
j tstrntor of the estate of Adam Ingram,
I deceased, playing for n license to sell
the west half of the northwest quarter
nnd the soul beast iuarler of the north
i west iiiartcr In section 111, township
I 12, riuie 12, III Cass county, Nebraska,
'or a sulticicnt iiinouut of the same to
hrlnar the sum of f2"i(l.no for the pay
! ments of debts Allowed against said
estate and the cost of administration,
, nnd also to pay the expenses of these
pi ocecdlnns, there not lielnn sulllclent
personal property to pay such debts
It Is therefore ordered that all per
sons Interested In said estate appear
I t-efi'iv liie at in v otllcc In the court
I reuse, at I'lattsniouth. 'Nebraska, on
'the 20th day of .1 :i ma rv, I'll:!, at 10
, o'clock a. in., to show cause whv a llc-
I ense shsould not lie n nulled to such ad
i ininlstrator to sell so much of the above
i described real estate, or all of the same
shot said deceased as shall be necessary
to pa v said debts and evpenses.
I it Is further directed that tills order
he published for four successive weeks
prior to said dav In the I'la 1 1 sinoiit h
S " i ' -W " I ; 1 v Journal, n newspaper
published at I'lattsniouth, Nebra dui
and of general circulation In snhl Cass
con nt v.
Dated this -1th ilnv of December. 1911.
I li i:vi:v d. ti: wis,
Judire of the District Court.
I D. O. DWYKK. Attorney
for Lounges or rather Couches in feather, Plush and Velour, at prices
from $9.00 up to $54.00.
IVI for Mattresses The Dixie Felt & Spring, The Stearns & Foster Cotton
Felt, and others; also, Sanitary Couch Pads, at from $2.95 up to $1G.20.
N for New up-to-date furniture in stock.
O for Other furniture, such as Sideboards, Buffets, China Closets, Combina
nation Book Case and desk, and Globe-Wernicke Sectional Book Cases.
P for Parlor Suits, of which we have a nice line to select from at $18.00 up
Q for Quality, always found in our lines.
R for Rockers of many styles and sizes, always found on our floors.
S for Sanitary Couches, Spring Beds, Sewing Machines, Sewing Machine
Needles, Shuttles and other supplies, and Oil; also Sewing Needles in stock.
Tor Tables, Dining Tables, all styles and sizes; Library Tables and Parlor
Tables. We have many styles to select from.
r'nmk S(iI)(h;i will lak notice
that on tin! Dili day of November.
dead and wounded depoblted therein,; lall M ,rclier, a j,lsiee of the
firm hands on the bridles. Hope rod j ,,. Cnss Counly Nebraska,
close beside Keith, struggl ng to keep' . . . , .. , . ,
.... ,w .' issued nn order of attachment for
utii;& mo lenrs, nn Dim wuicueu uiui
lying motionless, unconscious, scarce
ly breathing. So, under the early glow
of the desert stars, they came to the
water-hole, and halted.
Tha wounded man opened his eyes,
and looked about him unable to com
prehend. At first all was dark, silent;
then he saw the stars overhead, and a
t lit sum of .()5.35, in an action
pending before him, wherein tho
Omaha Iron Store Company is
plaintiff and Frank Swoboda, de
fendant, that property of the de
fendant, consisting of wagon
tongue, fellows, spokes, rims,
i singletrees, painted and plain,
ui cam ui tt muucu iuq ucoi-uj mot ii i i i i 111
' nin ri'Al.'rta IaiiIiIaI nnAn linl nnn
the ruddy glow of flame flashing uu mt..,
across his face. He heard volcei huM tongues, horseshoes, buggy
faintly, and thus, little by little, con-1 spokes, plow handles and numer
sclousness asserted Itself and memory ous other articles of merchandise
struggled back into his bewildered have been attached under said
brain. The desert the lonely leagues order. Said cause was continued
of sand-his fingers gripped as if they ;unli n,n (lh day of January, 1912,
felt the stock of a gun yet that was n 0 nVlnek A M
Omaha Iron Store Company,
By D. O. Dwyer,
Tfce Eyes of the Two Met In Defiance
cing forward fetlock deep In sand.
Mounted upon & swifter animal Fair
bain forged ahead; he could see the
two horGs now plainly, their heads
uplifted, their reins dangling. With
out perceiving more he knew already
what was waiting there on the sand,
and swore fiercely, spurring his horse
mercilessly, forgetful of ell else, even
the gtrl, in his intense desire to reach
and touch the bodies. . He had bepged
to do this himself, to be prlvi:ed
to seek this man Hawley, to kill him
but now he was the physician, with ho
utter thought except a hope to save.
'Htftor hit hnjse had even etonnrd he
all over he wbb not there but he
was somewhere and alive, alive. It
hurt him to move, to breathe even,
and alter one effort to turn over, he
lay perfectly still, staring up into the
black arch of sky, endeavoring ta
think, to understand where was het
How had he come there? Was Haw
ley alive also? A face bent over him,
the features faintly visible In the flash
of firelight His dull eyes lit up la
"Doc! is that you?"
"Sure, old man," the pudgy flngere
feeling his pulse, the gray eyes twink
ling. "Narrow squeak you had go
lug to pull through all right, though
no sign of fever."
"Where am 1?"
"At the water-hole; sling you In a
blanket, and get you into Lamed to
morrow." There was a moment's silence,
Keith finding It hard to speak.
"Hawley?" he whispered at last.
"Oh. don't worry; you got him si
right. Say," his voice sobering, "may
be it was Just as well you took that
Job. If it bad been me I would have
been In bad."
The wounded man's eyes questioned.
"It's a bad mix-up, Keith. Watte
rever told us all of it. I reckon he
didn't want her to know, and she
never shall, if I can help It I've been
leoklnc over some papera in his pock-
German St. Paul's Church.
No Sunday school will be held
next Sunday morning.
Divine service in the morning
The program of the Sunday
school will be held in the evening
The Christmas service will be
held on Christmas morning (Mon
day) at the usual time, 10:30.
-The 0. K. Reslauranl-
aiid Short Order House
Rear of Ed. Donat's Building
for Uniform, and that is what our prices are to all cash customers,
matter whether your purchase be large or small.
for Volume of money invested in an up-to-date Furniture Store, therefore
a volume of business we would like to do.
for Wardrobe, which we have to show; also the Chifib-Wardrobe, some
thing quite new.
for Xmas Toys and Furniture, which you certainly could select from our
for Yes we have as complete a line of Furniture, Carpets, Rugs, etc., etc.,
as you can find, no matter where, far or near.
the last letter in the Alphabet, so I must close, but sincerely hope that
we may have the pleasure of seeing many of you who read these lines,
and wishing you in advance a Merry Choistmas and a Happy New Year.
Regular Meals at All Hours
We solicit a share of your patron
age and will try to please you.
KRHUT & ZATOPEK. Proprietors
I- WEEPING WATER.
The public school house will be
lighted with electricity, which is
good judgment on the pari of the
Miss May Kirkpatrick, one of
our former good principals in the
High school, is now in Puyallup,
Carroll Colbert wont to Omaha
Monday, expecting to attend
lioyles college and learn tele
graphy. Mrs. P. A. Wade is very siek nt
the home of J. A. Schwab, south
west of town. Her niece, Mrs. L.
O. Wisner, of Fredericksburg, la.,
is with her helping to care for her.
Attorney Paul Topping packed
up his belongings and departed
last Saturday. Just where he went
we are not prepared to stale, but
from hcresay, ho has joined his
partner, Attorney I). (). Dwyer, in
W, II. Poll's new house was
completed and ready for oc
cupancy Monday and moving has
since been going on. They have
a beautiful home, and will no
doubt lake great comfort in the
conveniences it offers.
lave K. Jones went to Wahoo
Saturday morning on the early
train to visit a few days wilh an
old army comrade he has not seen
since the war. II is a Mr. Lyle,
president of the Citizens' State
bank of Wahoo.
Ilert Philpot. has placed his
order for n carload of "Maxwell
Specials," direct from tho factory,
to be unloaded by March 1. Tho
Maxwell car is so well nnd favor
ably known that their sale is easy
for they hold the world's record.
John Harrison of Lincoln was
down last Friday to close up a
deal with Louis Lorenson, who
Purchases Mr. Harrison's Eldora
avenue bouse. The consideration
was $1,300. t is now occupied by
Hans Johnson. It is reported
that Mr. Johnson expects to
build on his lots on tho avenuo in
AN ALARM AT NIGHT
That strikes terror to Hie entire
household is (ho loud, boarso and
metallic cough of croup. No mis
taking it, and fortunate then the
lucky parents who keep Foley's
Honey nnd Tar Compound on
band. II. W. Casselman, Canton,
N. ., says: "It is worth its wcighi
in gold. Our little children are
troubled wilh croup and hoarse
ness, and all wo give them is
Foley's Honey and Tar Compound.
I always have a bottle of it in the
house." For snle by V. O. Fricke
Mrs. J. L. Root of Lincoln is )a
the city, tho guest of her parents,
J. N. Wise and wife.
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