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the Angel of the Limberlost f,
rtne of the most novel, entertain
ing, wholesome and fascinating
ttoriea ihat have come from the
pen of on American author in
many years. The characters in
ihis sylvan tale are-:
Freckles, a plucky waif who
fuards the Limberlost timber
teases and dreams of angels.
The Swamp Angel, in whom
Freckles' sweetest dream ma
terializes. McLean, a member of a lumber
company, who befriends Freckles.
Mrs. Duncan, who gives moth
r love and a home to Freckles.
Duncan, head teamster of Mc
Lean's timber gang.
The Bird Woman, who is cot
letting camera studies of birds
for a book.
Lord and Lady O'More, who
come from It eland in quest of a
The Man of Affairs, brusque
manner, but big of heart.
Wessner, a timber thief who
wants rascality made easy.
Black Jack, a villain to whom
' thought of repentance comes too
I (.itlB boss rode neck and neck
I I 1 with the angel. Be glanced
III back and saw that Duncan
' was near. There was some
thing terrifying In the look of the big
man and the way be sat bis beast and
rode. It would be a sad day for the
man on whom Duncan's wrath broke.
There were four others close behind
him and the pike (Ming up with the
rest of the gang.
The angel turned Into the trail to
the west, and the men bunched and
followed her. When she reached the
entrance to Freckles' room there were
four men with her and two more very
close behind. She slid from the horse
and, snatching the little revolver from
ber breast, darted for the bushes.
McLean caught them back and, with
drawn weapon, pressed up beside her.
There they stopped In astonishment.
The Hlrd Woman blocked the en
trance. Over a small limb lay her re
volver, und It wns trained at short
range on Black Jack and Wessner.
who stood with their hands above
tbelr heads. .
Freckles, with blood streaming
down his face from au ugly cut In his
temple, was gagged and bound to the
tree again, nud the rest of the men
were gone. Rlnek Jack wns raving
like a maniac, and when they looked
closer It wns only the left arm that
he raised. His right, with the hand
shattered, hung helpless, nnd his re
volver lay at Freckles' feet. Wess
Tier's weapon was still In his belt, anil
beside him lay Freckles' club.
Freckles' face was of stony white
ness, with colorless lips, hut In his
eyes was the strength of undying
courage. McLean pushed past the
Rlrd Woman, crying. "Hold steady
on them for Just one minute more!"
He snatched the revolver from Wess
rter's belt and stooped fur Jack .
At tint InsMiil the atn:el rushed !n
Sl.t tor; the ;vig from Freckles, i.ud.
ne!zin:i the rope fcnoiied on nts chest,
she tugged at It desperately, t ii'l'T
her fingers it gave way. 11 nil she huni
it to Mcl.enii. The men were crowd
ing In. and Piiivnn seized Wessner.
As the nngel saw Freckles stand mu
free she reached her arum to him unit
pitched forward. A fearful oath burxt
from the Hps or Rlaek Jack. To have
saved his life Freckles could not have
avoided the glance of triumph he gave
Jack as he folded his nngel in his arms
and stretched her on the inossos.
As Mclean rose from binding Wess
ner there was a cry that Jack was
escaping, lie wns alrendy well Into
the swamp, working for Its densest
part. Every man that could be spared
plunged after him. Other members of
the gang arriving, they were sent '0
follow the tracks of the wagons.
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through the swamp nil that nlnht with
lighted torches, and the next day Mc
Lean headed an thorough a search 11
he felt could be made of one side,
while Duncan covered the other, but
were Het about his home In WlUlmt
UUllUn J Hi.tl mill it ml' i v (iv ii' vj uo i
or aid was sent In any dlrectlou to
him, but It was soon clear that his
relatives were Ignorant of his where
abouts and themselves searching for
Great la the elasticity of youth. A
k hot bath and u sound night's sleep re
newed Freckles' strength. Freckles
was on the trail early the uext morn-
, ing. Besides a crowd of people nnx-
ious to witness Jack's capture, he
found four stalwart guards, one at
OH P ll tllTfl I T1 hl tl PI1 ft tlP WflR POIll-
- - - - -
Je"ed to admit that he was glad to
hara tham thora
Near noon McLean turned his party
over to Join Duncan's and. taklug Frec
kles, drove to town to see how It fared
with the nngel. McLean visited a
ifroonhniwp nnrt honehf nn armload of
Its finest products, but Freckles would
have none of theni. He would carry
his message In n glowing mass of the
Llmberlost's first goldenrod.
The nngel was In no wnv seriously
Injured. She reached both hands to
McLean. "What If one old tree Is
gone? You don't care, sir? You feel
that Freckles has kept his trust ns no
body ever did before, don't you? You
won't forget all those long first days
of fright that you told us of. the fear
ful cold of winter, the rain, heat aod
lonesomeness and the brave days, and.
lately, nights, too. nnd let him feel
that bis trust Is broken?
"Oh, Mr. McLean, she begged, "say
something to him: Do something to
make him feel that It Isn't for notb
Ing be has watched and suffered it
out with that old Limberlost Make
him see how great and fine It Is and
how far, far better he bos done tbnu
yon or any of as expected! Wbat's
one old tree anyway f she burst out
"I was thinking before you cam
Those two other men were rank cow
ards. They were scared for their lives.
If they were the drivers I wager you
gloves against gloves they never took
those logs out to the pike. My coming
upset them. Before you feel bad any
more you go'look nnd see If they didn't
run out of courage tho minute they
left Wessner and Black Jack aud
dump that timber and go on the run
1 don't believe they ever had the grit
to drive out with It In daylight. io
see If they didn't figure on going out
the way we did the other morning,
and you'll find the logs before you
strike the road. They never risked
taking them Into the open when they
cot nwav and had time to think. Of
course (bey didn't!
"And, then, another thlug. You
haven't lost your wager! It will never
be claimed, because yon made It with
a stout, dark, red faced man that drives
a buy and a gray. He was right back
of you, Mr. McLean, when I came up
to you yesterday. Ho went deathly
white nnd shook on his feet wheu he
saw those men would likely be enngbt
Some one of them wus something to
him. nnd you can just spot him for
one of the men at the bottom of your
troubles and urging those other young
er fellows on to steal from -you. I
suppose he'd promised to divide. You
settle with him. and that business will
She turned to Freckles. "And you
be the happiest man alive, because
you have kept your trust Go look
where 1 tell you nnd you'll find the
logs. I can just see about where they
are. When they go up that steep lit
tie hill into the next woods after the
corntield why they could unloose the
chains and tho logs would roll off the
wagons themselves. Now, you go see;
aud, Mr. McLean, you do feel that
Freckles has been brave and faithful?
You won't love him any the less even
if you dou't tlnd the logs"-
The angel's nerve gave wny and she
burst Into tears. Freckles couldn't
bear It. He fairly ran from the room
with the tears streaming from his
own eyes. I'.iil McLean took the an
gel out of the Bird Woman's arms and
kissed her brave little face.
As they drove back to the swamp
Mcl.enn so earnestly seconded nil that
the nngel had said that he soon had
the hoy feeling much better.
"Freckles, your angel has a spice of
the devil In her. hut she's superb,
You needn't spend nny tltno question
ing or bewailing anything sho docs
Just worship blindly, my boy. By
beaveu, she's sense, courage and beau
ty for half a dozen girls!" said Mc
"It's altogether right you are. sir,'
affirmed ! reck leu heartily. After a
little he added. "There's no question
but the Berles Is over now."
"Don't think It" answered McLean
"The Bird Woman Is working for sue
cess, and success along any line Is not
won by being senred out She will
be back on tho usual dny, and ten to
one the angel will be with ber. They
of re(fy stern stuff, ami '
l scare worth n cent. You
mav do your usual walklug, bit those I
four guards are there to stay. They
are under your orders absolutely. I
have listened to your pride too long.
You are too precious to me to run any
"I am sorry to have anything spoil
the series." said Freckles, "and I'd love
them to be coming, the nngel especial,
but It can't be. You'll have to tell them
so. You see. .lack would have been
ready to stake his life she meant what
she said and did to him. When the
teams pulled out. Wessner seized me.
and he nud Jack went to quarrelling
over whether they should finish me
then or take me on to the next tree
they were for felling Wessner wanted
to get at me light then, and Jack said
he shouldn't le touching me till the
Inst tree was out and all the rest of
them gone. They tied me up again.
To keep me courage up 1 twits Wess-
ner nltont having to tie me and need
lug another man to help handle mu.
I told hlni what I'd do to htm If I. was
free, and he grabs up mo own club
and lays open ine head with It. When
the blood came streaming. It set Jack
raving, and be cursed Wessner for a
coward and a softy. Then Wessner
turned on Jack and gives It to him
for letting the nngel make a fool of
him. Tells hitu she was just playing
with him, and beyond all manner of
doubt she'd gone for you. and there
was nothing to do on account of his
triirsed foolishness but finish me, get
out. and let the rest of tho timber go.
for likely you was on the way right
then. And it drove Jack plumb crazy.
'I don't think be was for having a
doubt of the nngel before, but then
he Just raved. He grabbed out his
gun and turned on Wessner. Sprang!
It went out of his fist, and the order
conies. Hands up! vtessner reached
for kingdom come like he was expect
Ing to grab hold and pull himself up
Jack puts up what he has left. Then
he leans over to me ana tens me wuai
he'll do to me If he ever gets out or
there nllve. Then. Just like a snake
hissing, he spits out what he'll do to
ber. 1 ain't done with .him yet, and
I've brought this awful thing on her."
And I haven't begun with him yet'
said McLean, setting his teeth. "I've
been away too slow and too easy, be
lieving there'd Ik no greater harm than
the loss of n tree. I've sent for n couple
of first diss detectives. We will put
them on his track, and rout him out
ind rid the country of hlra."
They entered the swamp, faking the
route followed by the Bird Woman
and the nngel. They really did And
the logs, almost where the nngel had
predicted they would be. McLean
went on to the south camp and bad
an Interview with Crowen that com
pletely convinced him that the nngel
wns correct there also. Rut be had
no proof, so all he could do was to
discharge the mnu. though bis guilt
was so apparent that bo himself of-,
fercd to withdraw the wager.
Then Mcl.enn setit for a pack of
bloodbouuils aud put them on the trail
of Black Jack. They clung to It. on
aud ou. Into the di'Khs of the swamp.
leading their fo'li'Wers through what
bad beeu considered Impassnble nnd
Impenetrable ways. and. tinnlly.
around near to the west entrance and
out iuto the swnle. Here the dogs
bellowed, rured and fell over each
other In their excitement. They raced
buck nnd forth from swamp to swnle,
but follow tho scent farther they
would not, even though cruelly driven.
At last their owner attributed their
actions to snnkts. nnd. as they were
very valuable dogs, gave over tho ef
fort to urge them on. So tbut all they
really established was the fact that
Black Jack had eluded tbelr vigilance
and crossed the trail some time In the
night. He bad escaped to the swale,
from which he probably crossed the
corduroy and. reaching tl" lower end
of the swamp, had found lends.
For Freckles, with Jack's fearful
oath ringing In his ears, there was
neither rest uor peaco. He was al
most ill when be saw the Bird Woman
and the angel coming down tho cor
duroy. The guards of tho east line
be left at their tustomnry places, but
those of the west he brought over and
placed ono near Little Chicken's tree
and the other at the carriage. He was
firm about tho angel's remaining in
tho carriage, which he did not offer to
have unhitched. lie went with the
Bird Woman for tho picture, which
wns tbo easiest matter It had been at
any time yet for tho simple reason
that tho placing of the guards and the
unusual movement about the swamp
had made Mr. and Mrs. Chicken nerv
ous, and they bad not carried Little
Chicken the customary amount of
food. Freckles. In tho anxiety of the
last few days, had neglected him.
When the Bird Woman proposed to
look for other subjects about the line
Freckles went so far as to tell ber
that Jack had mado fearful threats
against the ungcl. Ho Implored her
to take the nngel home and keep
ber under licensing guard until Jack
was located. He let her go, and then
blamed himself fiercely that ho bad
"McLean," snld Mrs. Duncnn. ns the
boss paused to greet her In passing
the cubln. "do you know that Freckles
bnsnn been In bed the last five nights
and all bo's eaten In that many days
ye could pack Into a pint cup?"
"Why, what does the boy mean?"
demanded McLean. "There's no ne
cessity for bis being on guard with
tho watch I've set on tho line. I had
no idea he was staying down there."
"He's no' there," Bald Mrs. Duncan,
rfn rjoes somewhere else, ne leaves
on 01s wheel Julst after were abed
and rides In about cock crow or a
little earlier, aud bo's looking like
death and nothing abort of It"
Owin to the late spring we find ourselves greatly overstocked on woven wire
fencing, and are making the following prices on stock on hand for SPOT CASH:
780 rods, 6 inch stay, 34 inches hih, 9 bar, American fence, weight per 100 rods 1230 lbs. per rd 34 lAc
12 foot American gates, 50
14 foot American gates, 50
is loot, z Dar lowa gate
14 foot, 2 bar Iowa gates,
15 a foot 2 bar Iowa gate
14 foot, 1 bar Iowa gate,
15 foot 1 bar Iowa gate
"Bufc'wuere floe's "lie goT usked Me
Lean id nstoulshmeut.
"I'm no given to bearing tales out
of school." Bald Sarah Duncan, "but
in this case I'd tell ye If 1 could.
What the trouble Is I dinna ken. If It
Is no stopped he's In for dreadful sick
ness, and 1 thought ye could flud out
and help him. He's In salr trouble;
that's all 1 know."
McLean sat brooding as he stroked
At Inst he said: "I suspect I under
stand. At any rate. I think 1 can find
out. Thnnk yon for telling me.
"Ye'll no need telling once ye clap
your eyes on him.", prophesied Mrs.
Duncan. "His face is all a gllst'ny
yellow and he's peaked as a starving
(To Be Continued.)
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George delivered a speech in the
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