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CArOHT IN THE TRAP.
SUDDENLY she brought the end
upon herself, reining up her
mare so sharply that when I
also came to a halt we were
facing each other, my horse rearing
from the heavy pressure on his bit
What Is it? Did you see some
thing?" "Nothing but lhat dead pine yonder."
pointing toward the left. "We have
ridden beyond the cutoff."
"Yea, a quarter of a mile beyond.
What can be the matter with you to
night ? Have you forgotten the way to
your own home?"
There was a vague touch of suspi
cion in the voice, and she wan leaning
forward, evidently striving In vain to
distinguish my features In the dark
Bess. - An Instant I hesitated, no sat
tofactory excuse coming to my lips
She touched her mare lightly with tho
whip, forcing her forward.
"Why does it take you so long to
answer? You are not usually so
"I was surprised at having ridden
beyond the turn. I-I must have been
dreaming," I ventured.
"You you are not Calvert Dunn,"
she ejaculated swiftly. "Your voice Is
nnllke his. Tell me the truth! Who
who are you?" The girl's voice fal
tered and broke.
1 was compelled to speak now, rap
Idly, my voice full of a sympathy and
earnestness I made no effort to con
ceal. "Don't draw back," I said quickly.
"Don't be afraid. I pledge you the
word and honor of a soldier that no
unfriendly hand shall touch you. no
word be spoken to which you need
object. It is true I am not Lieutenant
Dunn, but you are personally as safe
with me as you would be riding this
road with him. I mean to take you
to bis people at Falrvlew and leave
yon there entirely unharmed by this
"Hut-but who are you 7'
A soldier left wounded on the field,
who. seeking to escape from capture,
was compelled tQ tissume this uni
form." "A a Yankee!" the voice expressive
"Yes, as you use the term." I ad
mitted. "I am from the west, but be
long to the Federal army. Are you
so bitterly prejudiced as to believe all
northerners are unworthy? Can you
not forget the color of the uniform for
a single hour nnd trust me to act Just
ly?' ' She straightened up instantly, grip
phig the saddle pommel and staring
toward me through the night,
"UUt-but." she sobbed, "we bavo
been married: O father of mercy-
murrted to a Yankee!"
Potter a confession of I lie whole
truth now. except that I durst not
rust her with the news I hoped to
boar across the river.
"I beg you listen to me listen to nil
I have to sr..v. If you fully compre
hend the situation y -u may not con
demn uie so completely. I know 1
have dune wrong, have been guilty of
n cowardly net, yet it Is not beyond
remedy, and I have been driven
to it for the preservation of life.
I am in the northern army because
I nm a northerner, because 1 have
been educated In the principles of that
section of the country, and have been
nailed upon to tight to sustain them.
Snrely you cannot despise me for that
sHine. That would not be Just nor
womauly. Forget that 1 was boru
north and you south of Masou ar.d
Dixon's line and Judge my actions
Iroin a fairer standard I know you
on and will. You have the face and
eyes of a woman to bo trusted, to lie
"How do you know that?"
llecaun I saw you yesterday, while
yoii were "taTkTng VIOTTliis negro, 7oe,
in the tool shed."
"You you were there? You over
heard?" "Yes." I confessed unwillingly, for
her tone was a rebuke. I was there
In concealment and had fallen asleep.
Your voices awoke me. I was a mem
ber of Reynolds battery, having en
listed from Illinois." Then I told her
of my wound and consequent plight.
She did not change her posture, yet
as I paused 1 could plainly hear her
"Rut- but It was not the orderly you
attacked." she exclaimed. "It was
"Y'es. it was Lieutenant Dunn, but
I assure you he was left unhurt. What
followed 1 think you already know,
how I was discovered by Joe and your
brother, how In the gloom they very
. . . i I
naturally mfstooK me lor mum, now
. I . f .... I..,., 1 ,,,w.,, n,i, ,,.,,, Imr llti frt
the house. I was compelled to yleiu
to their Insistence, or else flglit them.
I never thought nt that moment of
Dunn's special mission: it merely seem
ed as if the mistake In Identity gave
me an opportunity for escape. You
realize how all the rest was forced
upon r.ie. There appeared no possible
way to avoid what happened."'
1 paused In vain; then was uo sound,
"I knew how you dreaded that mar
rlage with Calvert Dunn." '
"And," she burst forth, "did yon im
agine I would prefer one with you?"
"Certainly not. but It saved you from
him and from what might have proved
a lifetime of misery. Yon need never
see nie again, and any court would Ini
mediately grant you a divorce on tin
fTonnd of fraud. I even doubt If such
a marriage would be held legal."
"Put -but you do not understand."
her words almost sobs. "I have ridden
away with you. I nm here alone with
"My purpose is to leave you at Fair
view. It will require no more than
I wo hours from the lime we left your
people before we arrive there. No
one need ever know the truth, except
ing those anxious to protect your good
name. You may trust me Implicitly."
"Trust you-you! What, after all
this? After your lies, your eavesdrop
ping, your spying, your tricking of me
Into this awful situation? God forgive
uie! Married to a nanKce: neiense my
1 hesitated, tho flerco flaming up of . p(, tQ tho c,ouded gkle(J an(, o ,,pi.s pi.ol.,.pdod lo lake lip
her uuger so suddenly paralyzing my , d d kneea oflUlfi ,inoI,lum nm a fpw 9 of
r.S?n,.n?.T IT.. w.8.h n vUh 8 1 her n"ntM B'ove nnd fclt hpr wr,3t-1 brouKhl and poured on
Zr 2JSJTI,er Wa " Doum,b,e ,n,:9e" nnd 1 Uo over-heated woodwork. It was
I mean It. ou thought me help- . .n(l 0liaUed t0 distinguish the faint n10 nrmnnl work of the men of f ho
less a,Mj-nd in your power, bu l am lsntl01)9 of hp honr( Tfc wn9j ' '"f t lh 111 In
not You (Iron that rein or I Are. i . , rcmp ropat on wh en snvon llio
Oh. I can do It, you-you miserable
Yankee spy! I hate nnd despise you!"
She drew bark tier horse, wheeling
the uiiimal about, yet turning in tlie
saddle, herself so as to keep me In
"I do not know why I do not kill
yon!" she exclaimed, tier voice grow
ing bitter with anger. "It Is what I
should do. You deserve It by your
own i-onfesslon, nnd tlie one shot
wmild release me. Married to a Yan
kee!" every syllable hissing from her i
lips. "The very thought crazes mo
and puts munlcr In my heart. I am
po'ng to Kalrview alone alone! Io (
you hear that? If you dare attempt I
to follow mo 1 will shoot you In your
tracks us I would a dog, you low
down Yankee our!"
With a single swift leap forward
both horse and rider disappeared In
Surprised 1 certainly wai by thU
unexpected outburst. Scarcely realiz
ing previously the Indomitable spirit
of the girl, before the sound of hi r
marc's flying hoofs had ceased toecb
along tho hard mail 1 had given my
rono the rein and was spurring Blood
ily after. We were between tlie lines
of two hostile armies, In n debatable
country, where bands Irresponsible
guerrillas, deserters an,, fleeing cou
scripts roamed unchecked by authori
ty, where no woman alone In the
pight could be considered safe for an
It seemed to me we must have fully
covered that quarter of a mile bark
to where she had indicated the branch
road as leading down toward Fair
view, yet there was no turning or
pause in the swift pace. There was
nn opening between the walls of rocks
to my left, visible even In that dark
ness, nnd I drew up the roan sharply,
swinging myself instantly to the
ground nnd feeling about hastily with
my feet for the ruts of a traveled
roadway. There could he no other
road branching off nt tills point. Yet
the girl was riding directly westward,
riding nt full speed, her horse's hoofs
Bounding fainter each moment.
I stood there nn Instant, puzzled, un
certain. Then the truth came to ma
In a tl-ish. She suspected 1 hnd over
heard more than I had confessed; that
I krew of the protected movement of
the gray anny nnd that it was now my
it... i i..-. mi. ..a. .. - '
puniose to warn the blue. That was
why she had called me "spy;" that was
why she was now riding straight on at
ton speed, desperately, through the
nltrlit, be" ring a message of warning
to .tohnstou. With n slnrle bound I
was back i:i the saddle, bent forward
over the roan's neck and driving In tho
spur. 1 must overtake her. and I
cou'd d; It I wns astr'de of far the
better Inirse. stronger, longer limbed,
and I must ride as recklessly as she.
Slowly, steaclilv. remorselessly. I began
drawing In on the chase. I could see
nothing, but my ears gave evidence.
That she also rea'b.ed what was occur
ring behind Ivcame sufficiently clenr
a moment later. Out of that shroud
in? blackness In my front winked two
red spits of tire, nnd 1 heard a bullet
whistle shrilly as It zipped past my
v. ii.T. k:..! you is v.irn '
I WCl'I.D A Ixili '
head Hut I thundered ou regardless, I
merely extending my body along the I
I must have been still fully a hun
dred foci in her rear, speeding like a
whirlwind, my horse running with
belly low and neck extended, the fonm
from bis nostrils blowing back In my
face, when there wns n .itiimtile, n cry,
the dull Hhnek of n fall. I reined up
with n suddenness that almost unseat
ed me. There was no sound, not even
n ino.m or a stniuffle. yonder In the
i dark. Slowly I pushed forward on
i foot, the tired, panting nnlmal trailing
nlotiir nfter nie.
That she hnd been hurt, seriously
hurt, the silence seemed to Indicate
but how seriously? I went forward
quaking, my heart Iwntlnj; like that
of n timid Kirl In the dark. I came first
upon the pray maro. a motionless
smudge In the road lying head under,
in such a posture I knew instantly the
nnlrual's neck bad been broken. Fully
ten reet oeyond the girl lay, Just at
I n,. a ,v. .i. t ...........
'saddlebow, nud I began to bathe the
! hlte face, the contour of which I
'ronld liarelv nercelve. Verv slnwlv
the returning breath enme In greater
I volume through tlie parted Hps, and I
1 lifted her slightly upon one arm, with
head resting against my shoulder. I
felt a slight trembling of the slender
form nnd realized, although 1 could
see nothing, that her eyes were open.
Suddenly she wrenched herself away
I "Aru-am I hurt?" she questioned,
her voice tremulous, her mind Appar
ently still dazed from the shock.
"Von have had an ugly fall nnd
was rendered unconscious, but I do
Hot think you fire severely tajured."
"And my horse?"
"The mare broke her neck.''
In an awkward effort nt comfort I
I placed my hand gently upon her
"Mow dare you tench me." she ex
claimed. "I do not wish cither your
help or sympathy, you despicable
"Dut listen first"-
"No, I will not listen; your words,
your very presence. Is an Insult. I
would have killed you If I "ould; I will ,
W" 'IIS. II Tir 1 IW m i I I
sJ-r& M v . ft ?J
i i v, ii.. s;..;; you ;n y.h h as
i kill you now If you speak to me again
or uiaVe any at tempi to follow me.
I was aware she held the revolver In
her hand and realized she was keyed
to the point of using it. yet 1 was not
"Where do you Intend going?"
"That is uo affair of yours. Ou foot
I ntn helpless to thwart you. Mr. Spy.
so now you can let me alone."
"Then It is true tlult you were at
tempting to ride for the Confederate
II ncs V
She did not answer, but endeavored
to struggle weakly to her feet. Scarce
ly was her slender figure erect when
she uttered a sharp cry of anguish
and sank limply back again, both
hands clasped about her ankle.
"What Is It?"
"My my nnkle; oh. It pains me so!"
The pain and helplessness of her po
gltlon had made a woman of her again.
Doubtless she realized the utter futility
of further resistance, for she silently
permitted me to unlace the shoe nnd
run my hand softly over the Injured
-it Is merely a sprain," I announced
. . . . -v .i
at last. 'However, the Injury is cer
talnly bad enough and precludes auy
thought of walking."
(To Hi; Continued.)
The Proof Is in Plattsmouth
most at Your Door.
Tlie public slalciiicnt of a
IMatlsiiioulli cili.cn is in itself
strong proof for Plaltstnoulli peo
ple, but confirmation strengthens
Here is a I'lal Ismuulli citizen
who test ilied years ago that
Dona's Kidney Pills relieved sick
kidneys and now slates the cure
was iHTiuaiu'iit. Can any sufferer
from kidney ills ask hotter proof?
You can investigate. The case is
right at homo.
Herman Tioknetler, Ninth and
Day streets, Plattsmouth, Nob.,
says: "I never used another medi
cine that brought as great benefit
as Doan's Kidney Pills. My kid
neys wore disordered and (hero
was a dull, tired ache across the
small of my hack that distressed
mo a groat deal. If I stood my
back pained ate severely and in
tlio morning when I arose I felt as
tired as when I wont lo bod. Hear
ing Doan's Kidney Pills highly
praised, I procured a box at Ry-
11 0 1 1 CI l ... . 1T
noil & Oo.'s Ini Storo and it was
lint Imiiv Itiifjii'it I u'ju ftnfii'iilv in
lll'l I 1 F I I III U I lllin V llllll l(l IV
lieved. (Statement given June
NO TllOUHI.E S1NCK.
(In December !M, 15K18, Mr.
Tiokoollor said: f cheerfully
contlrm my former endorsement
of Doan's Kidney Pills. I have
had no trouble from my kidneys
since this remedy cured mo."
Tor sale by all dealers. Price
, .0 cents. Foster-Milburn Co..
I B'j.'Valn, Now York, solo agents for
Uie I'nilod Slates.
Remember tho name Doan's
and lake no other.
Fire Narrowly Averted.
Tho destruction of St. Luke's
church by lire Sunday morning
was narrowly averted, and only
Iho presence of mind of n number
of the men present prevented such
a catastrophe. The service was
being read by II. "S. Austin and the
end of the service nearly reached
when the woodwork in the floor
about the hot air radiator was dis
covered lo be smoking. An odor
of burning wood had pervaded the
atmosphere in the room for some
minutes and when the smoke be
gan to issue from the floor one or
two ladies arose and quickly left
the room. The next instant tlie
congregation arose and hurriedly
i deiinrleil llolierl Kliorwnod sr .
1 s1ln1icl1,1,re'. aiH11 vvas
l,inl "","'''i' opptirred when
i it did, orlhocburch Would 110
doubt have boon in ruins.
Miss Moore Returns.
From Wednesdays Dnlli.
Miss Ada Moore, I he young
lady who recently found hoc par
ents from whom she bad boon
! separated since she was a small
babe, returned from Coalerville,
Iowa, yesterday, whore she bad
spout I wo months with her par
ents. Miss Moore was mot at Iho
train by a large delegation on her
arrival at Contorville and accord
ed a warm reception; but after all
she did not fool quite at home.
She left last evening on the
Schuyler for Cedar Crook lo visit
her ndopted parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Nesson, for a short time, after
which she experts to be married.
Miss Matcia Perkins, who has
boon a guest of Miss Florence
i Dovoy for a few days, departed
fm' ,1,r n0,"c at Fremont Tuesday
nflnnnf,nn nn llA fnal m oil
MARKETING & TELEPHONE
If your dealer is progressive he will call you up and take your
orders. When he has some special groceries in which he thinks you
might be interested, he will solicit your patronage by telephone.
Nowadays comparative few women leave home to do their shop
ping. 1 hey have Boll telephones
found that it saves time and trouble
OF INTEREST TO
Joseph Peters Has Invented Fire
less Chicken Brooder Will
Apply for Patent.
Our fellow townsman, Joe
Peters, has invented a iireless
chicken brooder watch promises
lo revolutionize the chicken rais
ing business. Without aa addi
tional expense for fuel above the
lamp, which heals the incubator,
Mr. Peters has invented a brooder
which can bo raised to a temper
ature of DO degrees, and has ap
plied for a patent on it.
Tho brooder is so constructed,
resting on top of Hie incubator,
with a double floor with the heat
from the incubator lamp circulal
inp under Ibo floor in which the
chicks stand or sit. All of the
odor 'fronl Iho lamp Is passed
above a flannel cloth, which acts
as a canopy over the chicks, and
(he disagreeable smell passes out
of the brooder, never having boon,
ia contact with Iho chicks. !
In an adjoining compartment
the feed for the chicks and sand
for them lo scratch in is placed,
and Iho doorway between the
brooder and the feeding coinpart
moul is covered with a flannel
clolh under which tho chicks can
creep at will, both ia and out of
the honied portion of tho brooder.
Mr. Peters will make I hose
brooders for sale in throe sizes,
one having a capacity of Ihirty,
one of fifty nnd one of seventy-
live chicks. Those thinking of
raising chickens the coming
spring would do well lo have n
lalk with Mr. Peters. He has used
his brooder for two seasons and
knows nil of the points in which
it excels all others. One of tho
strong points is the warm floor
for tho chicks' feet; in nil others
the boat is circulated above in
stead of under tho floor.
Constipation Is the cause of
many ailments and disorders thai
make life miserable. Take Cham
berlain's Slomaeh and Live Tab
lets, keep your bowels regular and
you will avoid those diseases. For
sale by V. O. Frioke & Co.
-IF YOU WINTER
You can go there over a very attractive, route one, of sunshine,
hfw i 11 iludos and mild climate. You can go Hurlinglon-Snula ro, via
I "liver In I'asndcmi ami l.os Angeles in personally conducted tourist
slei poi-s. leaving Omaha every 1 uesday aighl, train No. '.); atul I leaver
every i diu-Mlay vi ning. Fxporioncod conductors are in charge of
those . ii is- i .us ; ;iui will enjoy your ride lo California over these
two rust-class railroads. If not convenient to connect with No. !) on
rotil through Nebraska, use any of the Hurliagloa trains into Denver,
a nl lot ii.i secure a through berth for you. to bo taken at Itonver.
Then I hi re is the scenic, w ay lo California via Denver, Colorado,
and fcnlt I tike, wilb standard and tourist sleepers lo Denver and from
Denver to the Coast.
NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW.
This is held at Denver January 15lh lo i!0lh. Everyone going
will receive n big welcome in Denver the city of sunshine and
Hemeseckcrs' Excursion Tickets to tho Big Horn Basin, also to
the West, South and Southeast. Winter tourist Rates to Southorn
and California Resorts, Cities, etc.
r 3 ii.Ii;j.l i
and they use them. They have'
and is just as satisfactory.
j CERTIFICATE OF RE-EXTEND-
Til KA Ml 111 I I' A Id' IK. N T.
Ill I'H K oi' HMI"l iii,I.Lr.ii UK TUB
11 Itltl.M I.
Wa.ililiiKton, l, C, December 12, 1911.
V liKi.l'.AS, liy DutiHtuclury evidence
presented to tut) unilerHlgned, II lias
Irncn innu'3 to aiipeur I lull
The h Iratv .NhiIouhI llnnlt
located In the L'ny ut riuitsmouth In
Uie County of Cumr and tiiate of Ke
LiHdku, tius complied with ull tlie pro
vimoiin ot tlie Act of CuiiKreHti, "to en
utile iNHUonul liunkinK Aitmii'iullons to
extend tlielr cuipuraie exlttteuce, and
fur oilier purpONeH," approved July 12,
lt)82, as amended by Hie Act, approved
April 12, luuz;
iOW, TllKKF.FOnE, I, Thomaa P.
Ruuu, Deputy and Acting Comptroller
ol the Currency, do hereby certify that
The Mint IMUlomil Hank of I'ltttta
mouth." lucuted In tlie City of I'luiu
mouih,' In the County of Cuhr and hlate
of NebrttHka, Ih authorized to have
slice i'mkIoii for the period Hpecirled In Its
uiuended articled of association;
uumcly, until cluse of biinlnnij un Jue
ccmlier 12, 131.
IN TLSTIA1UNY WI1RROP witness
my hand and hciiI ot ollice, thin 12lh
day of December, 1911.
dsKA L) T. V. KANE.
Deputy and Acting Comptroller of tha
Charter fso. 19H. Extension No. 1074.
la older persons a sudden
ivoaknoss, without any apparent
cause, should- always arouse the
I 1,1 "x"" "mia.iy oi trio
"""" 11 im"n lor '"''"Hiiaio
r,,,l,,f- (!,v,! t,"'", at "ni'u 'I'riaer's
I ,'Y, ' ''"' " inner wmc
This remedy will drive out all im
purities from the digestive canal.
The ndvaalage of it above other
remedies is that it is made of pur
rod wine, a natural Ionic nnd in
vignrnlor, which does not allow
the body to collapse after tho
clean ing-out. It creates energy
because it stimulates the organs
of tho body to a greater activity.
You will enjoy a good appetite, a
sound sloop and now vitality. Both
old and young persons should use
this remedy ia diseases of th
stomach, Iho bowels, the liver and
the nerves. It also brings de
cided relief in many cases of
rheumatic and neuralgic pains, in
constipation, in wind-colic, in
cramps and many ailments of
women. At drug stores. Jos.
Triner, 1333-1339 S. Ashland
Ave., Chicago, III.
When buying a cough medicine
for children bear in mind lhat
Chatnberlaia's Cough Remedy. is
most effectual for colds, croup
and whooping cough and that it
conlnins no harmful drug. For
sale my F. 1. Frioke & Co.
General Passenger Agent, Omaha, Neb
uio l aoua ua inu lunt iiiuii.
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