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1 BY CEOROt IIARR M?CUTC11E0N1 Vy
come over and get the watch tf you're
not afraid of me and I'll promlse"
" Afraid? Denimlt. sir. didn't 1 say I
was Lord Razelhurst? Of the guards,
sir, and the Seventy-first! Conf-
"You come over nnd pet the watch
and then see If yon can pet back to
the horse and mount liefore I pet to the
log. If I bent you there, you lose.
"I decline to maUe a fool of myself.
Either you will restore my watch to
me or I shall Instantly go before the
BY CEOROt IIARR PCU1C1IE0N
Copyright. 1906. by Dodd. Mead O Company,
In Which a Young Woman Trospassaa.
It. SHAW was a tall young man
of thirty or thereabouts, smooth
faced, good looking and athlet
i 1 ic. It was quite true that he
wore a red coat when tramping through
his woods and vales, not because it
was fashionable, but because he had a
vague horror of being shot at by somo
nearsighted Nlmrod from Manhattau.
A crowd of old college friends had just
left him alone In the hills after spend
ing several weeks at his place, and
his 6ole occupation these days, aside
from directing the affairs about tl.e
house and grounds, lay In the effort
to commune with nature by means of
a shotgun and a fishing rod. Ills most
constant companion was a pipe, his
most loyal follower a dog.
As he sauntered slowly down the riv
er road that afternoon, smiling retro
spectively from time to time as he
looked into the swift, narrow stream
that had welcomed his adversaries of
the morning, he little thought of the
encounter In store for him. The little
mountain stream was called a river by
courtesy because it was yards wider
than the brooks that struggled lmpo
lently to surpass It during the rainy
season. Rut It was deep and turbu
lent In places, and It had a roar at
times that commanded the respect of
the foolhardy. '.
"The poor devils might have drown
ed, eh, Ronaparte?" he mused, ad
dressing the dog at his side. "Con
founded nuisance, getting wet after
all, though. Lord Bazelhurst wants
war, does he? That log down there la
the dividing line In our river, eh? And
I have to stay 011 this side of it. By
George, he's a mean spirited person,
and It's his wife's land, too. 1 won
der what she's like. It's a pity a fel
low can't have a quiet, deceit sum
mer up here in the hills. Still light
ing his pipe "I dare say 1 can give
as well as I take. If I slay off his
land they'll have to keep off of mine.
Hullo, who's that? A man, by George,
but he looks like a partridge. As l
live, Bonaparte Is. pointing. Ha, ha.
that's one on you, Bony!" Mr. Shaw
stepped Into the brush at the side of
the path and watched the movements
of the man at the "log," now less than
100 yards away.
Lord Bazelhurst, attired In his brown
corduroys and hia tan waistcoat, cer
tainly suggested the partridge as be
hopped nimbly about in the distant
foreground, cocking his ears from
time to time with all the aloofness of
that wily bird. He was, strange to re
late, some little distance from Bazel
hurst territory, an actual If not a con
fident trespasser upon Shaw's domain.
His horse, however, was tethered to a
sapling on the safe side of the log.
comfortably browsing on Bazelhurst
grass. Randolph Shaw, an unseen ob
server, was considerably mystified by
the actlous of his unusual visitor.
His lordship paced back and forth
with a stride that grew firmer as time
brought forth no hostile impediments.
His monocle ever and anon was direct
ed Iwth high and low In search of Shaw
or his henchmen, while his face was
rapidly resolving itself Into a bloom of
"Confound him," his lordship was
muttering, looking at his timepiece
with stern disapproval, "he can't ex
pect me to wait here all day. I'm on
his land, and I'll stay here as long as I
like!" (At this Juncture he Involunta
rily measured the distance between
himself and the log.) "I knew it was
all a bluff, his threat to put me off.
Hang it all, where Is the fellow? I
won't go up to his beastly house. I
won't gratify him by going up there
even to give him his orders. Hemmed
cad, blowhnrd! Five o'clock, confound
him! I dare say he's seen me and has
crawled off Into the underbrush. He's
' afraid of mo; he's a coward. It Is as
I feared. I can't see the rascal. There's
only one thing left for me to do. I'll
pin a note to this tree. Confound him,
he shall hear from me. He'll have to
Whereupon his lordship drew forth
a large envelope from his pocket and
proceeded to fasten It to the trunk of
a big tree which grew in the middle of
the road, an act of premeditation which
showed strange powers of prophecy.
How could he, except by means of
clairvoyance, have known before leav
ing home that he was not to meet his
enemy face to face?
As Mr. Shaw afterward read the
note and tossed it Into the river. It Is
only fair that the world should know
' Its contents while It hung unfolded to
the bark of the tall tree. It said In a
very scrawling hand: "Mr. Shaw, I
have looked nil over this end of your
' land for you this afternoon. You
doubtless choose to avoid me. So bo
It Lot me state once and for nil that
your conduct Is despicable. I came
here personally to tell you to keep off
my land henceforth and forever. I
will not repeat this warning, but will
Instead, If you persist, take such sum
mary measures as would befit a per
son of your Instincts. I trust you will
feel tho linMrtance of keeping off."
To this his lordship bravely signed
"There," he muttered, again holding
his watch and fob up for close Inspec
tion, "he'll not soon overlook what
I've said in that letter, confound him!"
He had not observed the approach of
Randolph Shaw, who now stood, pipe
In hand, some twenty paces behind
him In the road.
What the devil are you doing?" de
manded a strong bass voice. It had
tho effect of a cannon shot.
His lordship leaped half out of
his corduroys, turned with agonizing
abruptness toward the tall young man
and gasped "Oh!" so shrilly that his
horse looked up with a start The
next Instant his watch dropped forgot
ten from his flngers.and his nimble
little legs scurried for territory beyond
the log. Nor did he pause- upon
reaching that supposedly safe ground.
The swift glance ho gave the nearby
river was significant as well as appre
hensive. It moved hltn to increased
but unpolished haste.
He leaped frantically for the saddle,
icorning the stirrups, landing broad
dde, but with sufficient nervous ener
gy in reserve to scramble on and up
ward Into the seat. Once there he
ticked the animal in the flanks with
both heels, clutching with his knees
ind reaching for the bridle rein In
Uie same motion. The horse plunged
obediently, but came to a stop with
1 jerk that nlmost unseated the rider;
the sapling swayed; the good but for
jotten rein held firm.
"Ha!" gasped his lordship as the
horrid truth became clear to him.
"Charge, Ronaparte!" shouted the
man in the road.
"Soldiers!" cried the rider, with a
rlld look among the trees.
"My dog," called back the other.
"He charges at the word."
"Well, you know, I saw service In
the army," apologized his lordship,
wit li a pale smile. "Get op!" to the
"What's your hurry?" asked Shaw,
grinning broadly as he came up to tua
"Don't don't you dare to step over
lhat log!" shouted Razolhurst.
"All right. I see; but. after all.
what's the rush?" The other was puz
tled for the moment.
"I'm practicing. Blr." he said un-
Didn't I say
I wii Lord
steudlly, "how to mouut on a run
demmit. Can't you see?"
"In case of fire. 1 Imagine. Well,
you made excellent time. By the way,
what has this envelope to do with it?"
"Who are you, sir?"
"Shaw. And you?"
'You'll learn when you read thnt
document Take It home with you."
"Ah. yes; I see it's for me. Why
don't you untie that hitch rein? And
what the dickens do you mean by hav
ing a bitch rein anyway? No rider"
"Confouud your Impudence, sir! I
did not come here to receive Instruc
tions from you. dem you!" cried his
lordship defiantly, ne had succeeded
at that moment In surreptitiously
slashing the hitch rein In two with his
pocketknife. There was nothing now
to prevent him from giving the obtru
sive young man a defiant farewell. "1
am Lord Razelhurst. Good day. sir!"
".lust a minute, your lordship," call
ed Shaw. "No doubt you were timing
yourself a bit ago. but that's no reason
why you should leave your watch on
my land. Of course I've nothing
against the watch, and. while I prom
ise you faithfully that any human be
ing from your side of the log who
ventures over on my side shall be
ejected In one way or another, it would
seem scuseless for me to kick this
timepiece Into the middle of next
"Don't you dare kick that watch.
It's a hundred years old."
"Far be it from me to take advan
tage of anything so old. Don't you
want It any longer?"
"Certainty, sir. I wouldn't part from
"Then why don't you come over and
get it? Do you expect me to break the
rule by coming over on to your laud to
hand It to you?"
VI shouldn't call that trespassing,
don't you know," began his lordship.
"Ab! Nevertheless. If you want this
watch you'll have to come over and
get It." ,
"Ry Jove, now, that's a demmed
mean trick. I'm mounted. Beastly
annoying. I say, would you mind
tossing It up to me?"
"1 wouldn't touch It for $10. By tho
way. I'll Just read this note of yours."
Lord Razelhurst nervously watched
hltn as he read; his heart lightened per
ceptibly as he saw a good humored
smile struggle to the tall young man's
fat e. It was. however, with some mis
giving that he studied the broad shoul
ders nnd powerful frame of the erst
while poacher, "Very good of you, I'm
sure, to warn me."
"Good of me? It was Imperative, let
mo tell you, sir. No man can abuse
my servants nnd tsamplo all over my
land nnd disturb my fish"
"Excuse me. but 1 haven't time to
listen to nil lhat. Tho note's sufficient.
You've been practicing the running
mount until it looks well nigh perfect
to mo, so I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll
step back thirty naees and then you
authorities nnd take out a warrant.
came to see you on business, sir, not
follv. Ladv Razelhurst herself would
have come had I been otherwise occu
pled. nn3 I want to assure you of her
contempt. You are n disgrace to her
countrymen. If you ever put foot on
our land I shall have you thrown Into
the river. Demmit. sir, it's no laugh
ing matter. My watch, sir."
"Come and get it."
"By George, do you know if you get
too personal 1 w111 vomc over there
Randolph Shnw advanced with
"Ha. ha!" laughed Ills lordship shrilly
"I dare you!" He turned his horse'
head for home and moved off a yard
or more. "Whoa! Curse you! This Is
the demdest horse to manage I've ever
owned. Stand still, confound you!
"He'll stand if you stop licking him."
"Halloa! Hey. Razelhurst!" came a
far distant voice. The adversaries
glanced down tho road and beheld two
horseman approaching from Razel
hurst Villa the duke and the count.
"By Jove," muttered his lordship,
suddenly deciding that it would not be
convenient for them to appear on the
scene at its present stage, "my friends
are calling me. ller ladyship doubt
less Is near at band. She rides, you
know 1 mean dem you! Wouldn't
have her see you for a fortuue. Not
another word, sir! You have my or
ders. Stay off or I'll-throw you off!"
This Inst tli rent was utmost shrieked
and was plainly heard by the two
"Ry Jove, he's facing the follow."
811 id the duke to the count.
"lOos eet Shaw? I'arbleu!"
"I'll send some one for that watch.
Don't you dare to touch it," said his
lordship In tones barely audible. Then
he loped off to meet bis friends and
turn them back before they came too
close for comfort. Randolph Shaw
laughed heartily as he watched the
retreat. Seeing the newcomers halt
and then turn abruptly back into their
tracks, he ' picked up the watch and
strolled off into the woods, taking a
short cut for tho dirt roud which led
up to his house.
"1 had him begging for mercy," ex
plained his lordship as bo rode along
"I was on bis land for half an hour be
fore he would come within speaking
distance. Come along. I need a drink."
Young Mr. Shaw came to the road in
due time and paused, after bis climb
to rest on a stono ut tho wayside. Ho
was Btill a nillo front home and in the
loneliest pnrt of bis domain. Tho Ra
zelhurst lino was scarcely a qunrtcr of
a mile behind him. Trees nnd under
brush grew thick nnd impenetrable
alongside the narrow, winding road
Tho light of heaven found It difficult
to struggle through to the highway be
low. Picturesque but lonely and som
ber indeed were his surroundings.
"Somo one coming?" bo said aloud,
as Ronaparte pricked up his ears nnd
looked up tho road. A moment later
a horse and rider turned the bend a
hundred yards away nnd came slowly
toward bliu. He started to his feet
with nn exclamation. Tho rider was a
woman, and she was making her way
leisurely toward the Razelhurst lands
"Lady Razelhurst, I'll bet my hat,'
thought be with a quiet whistle. "By
George, this Is awkward! My first
trespasser Is in petticoats. 1 say, she's
a benuty a ripping beauty. Lord, Lord
what do such women mean by giving
themselves to little rats like Hazel
hurst? Oh, tho shame of it! Well,
it's up to me. If I expect to 'make
good' I've Just got to fire her off these
Naturally ho expected to bo very po
lite about It Instinctively so. He could
not have been otherwise. The horse
woman saw him step Into the middle
of the road, smiling oddly but defercn
daily. Her slim figure strulghtencd. her
color rose, and there was a yes, there
was a relieved gleam In her eyes. As
she drew near he advanced, liat in
band, his face uplifted in hjs roost win
ning siuilo savoring more of welcome
than of repellence.
i beg your pardon." he said; "doubt
less you are not aware that this is pre
Then you are Mr. Shaw?" she ask
ed, clun king her horse with premedi
tated surprise nnd an emphasis that
Yes, madam." he responded gravely.
"the hated Shnw. Permit me," and
he politely grasped the bridle rein. To
ber amazement he deliberately turned
and began to lead ber horse, willy nll
ly. down the road, very much as If she
were a child taking her first riding lesson.
"What are you doing, sir?" she ex
claimed Bharply. There was a queer
flutter of helplessness in her voice.
rutting you off." he answered la
conically. She laughed in delight and
he looked up with a relieved smile.
I'm glad you don't mind. I have to
do It These feuds are such beastly
things, you know. One has to live up
to them whether he likes It or not"
So you are putting me off your
place? Oh. how lovely !"
"It Isn't far. you know Just down
by those big rocks. Your line is there.
Of course." he went on politely, "you
know that there Is a feud."
"Oh, yes; I've heard you discussed.
Besides, I met Tompkins and James
this morning. Pardon me, Mr. Shaw,
but I fancy I can get on without be
ing led. Would you mind"
"My dear madam, there is no alter
native. I have taken a solemn vow per
sonally to eject all Razelhurst tres
passers from my place. You forget
that I am, by your orders, to be thrown
Into the river and all that. Don't be
alarmed! I don't mean to throw you
Into the river."
"Ry my orders? It seems to me that
you have confused me with Lord Ra
zelhurst" "Heaven has given me keener per
ception, your ladyship, I have seen his
"Ah. may I Inquire whether he was
particularly rough with you this after
"I trust I nm too chivalrous to an
swer that question."
"You are quite dry."
"Thank you. I deserve the rebuke.
"Oh. I mean yon haven't been in the
"Not since morning. Am I walking
loo fast for you?"
"Not at all. One couldn't ask to be
put off inure considerately." 1
"Ry Jove." he said Involuntarily, his I
admiration getting the better of him.
I beg your pardon." with slightly
Do you know, you're not at nil what
I Imagined you'd be."
Oh? And I fancy I'm not nt nil
whom von Imagined me to be."
Heavens! Am I ejecting nn Inno
cent bvstander? You are Lady Razel-
"I am Penelope Drake. But," she
ndiled quickly. "1 am an enemy. 1 am
Lord Ruzelhurst's sister."
"You you don't mean It?"
"Are you disappointed? I'm sorry."
"I 11 tn stagg'Tcd and a bit skeptical.
There Is no resemblance."
"I am n bit taller." she admitted
carefully. It isn't dreadfully Immod
est. Is it, tvf oue to hold converse with
ber captor? I am In your power, you
On the contrary, it Is qulto the
thlug. The heroine always converses
with the villain In books. She tells him
what she thinks of him."
"Rut this isn't a book.' nnd I'm not a
heroine. I am the adventuress. Will
you permit uie to explain Iny presence
on youn land?"
"No excuse is necessary. You wer
caught red handed, and you don't have
to say anything to Incriminate yourself
"Rut it Is scacely a hundred fitt to
our line. In a very few minutes I shall
be hurled relentlessly from your land
and may never have another chance to
tell why I dared to venture over here.
You see, you have a haunted houso on
your land, and I"- She hesitated.
"I see. The old Ren wood cottage on
the hill. Boon deserted for years.
Ren wood brought his wlfo up hero In
tho mountains long ago nnd murdered
her. She comes back occasionally,
they say; mysterious noises and lights j
and all that Well?" J
"Well, I'm very much Interested In
spooks. In spite of the feud I rode
over here for a peep at the house.
Dear me, It's a desolate looking place.
I dldu't go Inside, of course. Why
don't you tear It down?"
"And deprive tho ghost of houso
nnd home? That would bo heartless.
Resides, It serves as nn attraction to
bring visitors to my otherwise un
alluring place. I'm terribly sorry the
fortunes of war prevent mo from
offering to take you through tho houso
Rut as long as you remain a Razel
hurst I can't neglect my vow. Of
course, I don't mean to say that yon
enn't come nnd do what you plense
over here, but you shall be recognized
and treated ns a trespasser."
"Oh. that's Just splendid! Perhaps
I'll come tomorrow."
"1 shall be obliged to escort you
from the grounds, you know."
"Yes, I know," she said agreeably.
no looked dazed nnd delighted. "Of
course I shall como with stealth and
darkly. Not even my brother shall
know of my plans."
"Certainly not." ho snld with alac
rity. (They were nearlng tho llne.l
"Depend on me."
"Depend on you? Your only duty Is
to scare me off tho place.
"That's jvhnt I moan. I'll keep
shnrp watch for you up at the haunt
"It's more than a mflo from the
line," sho advised him.
"Yes, I kjmw.M said to, with his
friendliest smile. "Oh. by tie" way.
would yoa mind doing your brother a
favor. Miss Drake? Give him this
watch. He cr ho must have dropped
it while pursuing me."
"You ran?" Sho accepted the watch
with surprise and unbelief.
"Here Is the line. Miss Drake," he
evaded. "Consider yourself Ignomln
iously ejected. Have I been unneces
sarily rough and expeditious?"
"You have had a long and tiresome
walk," she said, settling herself for a
merry clip. 'Tlense don't step on our
side." He released the bridle rein and
doffed his hat
"I shall bring my horse tomorrow."
ho remarked significantly.
"1 may bring the duko." sho said
"In that case I shall have to bring
an extra man to lead his borso. It
"So this rock is the dividing line?"
"Yes; you are on the safe Bide now
and so am I, for that matter. The
line Is here," and he drew a broad line
In the dust from one sldo of the road
to the other. "My orders are that you
are not to ride across that line at your
"And you are not to cross it either nt
"Do you dare mo?" with an eager
"Goodby! I say, are you Buro you
can And the Renwood cottage?" he
called after her. Tho answer came
back through the clatter of hoofs, ac'
compnnied by a smile that seduced his
"I shall find It in time."
' For a long time he stood watching
her as sho raced down the road.
"At my peril." be mused, shaking his
head with a queer smile. "By George.
that's fair warning enough. She's
At dinner that night the Hon. Pene
lope restored the watch to her broth
er, much to his embarrassment, for he
had told tho duke It was being repair
cd In town.
"It wasn't this watch that 1 meant
old chap," he announced Irreverently to
the duke, qulto red In the face. "Where
did you find it Pen?" She caught the
plea in bis eye and responded loyally.
"You dropped Jt, I daresay. In pur
suing Mr. Khaw."
Tho positive radiance which followed
dismay in his watery eyes convinced
her beyond all doubt that her brother's
encounter with the tall Mr. Shaw was
not quite creditable to Razelhurst arms.
She listened with pensive Indifference
to the oft repeated story of how he
had routed the "Insufferable cad." en
couraged by the support of champagne
nnd the solicited approval of two eye
witnesses. She could not repress the
mixed feelings of scorn, shnnie and
pity, as she surveyed the array of men
who so mercilessly flayed the healthy,
fair faced young man with n gentle
The house party had been augmented
during the day by the arrival of a half
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Market a Success.
The market held in (he vacant
room in the Riley hotel on last
Saturday afternoon, under the
auspices of Iho Sunday school of
the Presbyterian church, was a
decided success. They have con
cluded to hold another market in
I he same room, (he vacant room
in the Riley block, on next Satur
day afternoon, October 5. He-
member the place and dale and
lhat I here will be pics, cakes,
bread and I he like for sale.
Cedar Crook Sunday.
Manager Johnson of the lioost
ers has secured a game with
the Ccilar Creek ball team for next
Sunday afternoon on the local
grounds. Cedar Creek is coming'
down wilh blood in their eye and
the slruug'e will be well worth
going to see. Noah will appear
in the box fop the locals.
a dozen men and women from the city,
brain fagged, listless and smart The
big cottage now was full, the com
pany complete for three weeks at least
She looked ahead, this fresh, vigorous
young Englishwoman, and wondered
how she was (0 endure the stateness of
There was some relief In the thought
.that the men would make love to the
good looking young married women -at
least part of the time and but It
Glee Club Meeting.
The (ilee club held a mooting
last -evening at tlie Y. M. H. G.
rooms and completed arrange
ments for organizing and will
hold I heir first lesson next Tues
day at Iho same place. Mrs. Mae
Morgan will direct Iho singing,
and under her export leaching it
ought not to be long before the
young men become quite pro
ficient in I he art of singing, .t
Notice to Red Men.
Judge A. L. Sutton of Omaha,
Oraml Sachem of Iho Nebraska
Improved Order of Hod Men, will
pay an olllcial visit lo Missouri
Tribe No. C'J, Thursday evening,
and a full attendance of Iho mem
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Sachem would like In meet all
members of Iho order.
Mrs. A. J. Sclinetzky, who has
been visiting her daughters, Mrs.
Ira Hales and Miss Josephine
Sclinetzky, near Rock lllulTs, for
Iho past week or so, returned to
her homo at SI anion, Nob., this
morning. Mrs. Hales accom
panied ber as far as Omaha.
MHn is th tins, Mitt Draks."
depressed her In turn to think of the
leftover husbands wlio would make
love to her.
"Why Is It that Kvelyu doesn't have
real men bero-llko' this Mr. Shrtw?"
she found herself wondering vaguely
as the night wore on.
(To Ho Continued.)
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Don't forget! The Journal
office Is prepared to do all kinds
of fancy job work. Qlve us a trial.
V. II. Itogard of Avoca was in
tho city a short lime today
looking after some business at
the court bouse. Mr. llogard is
a carpenler, and went from here
to Council .Mind's, to look after
some building material. While
hero he made I he Journal a brief
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lots, $1,000. A few vacant lots
for $100 each. Now is the time to
buy, as IMaltsmouth property has
boon growing more valuable for
the past I wo years and is si ill advancing.
Investment and Loan Co
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