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Copyright. 1906. by Dodd.
. CHAPTER IX.
In Which the Author Trespasses.
IIS narrative nas quite as much
to do with the Bazelhurst side
of the controversy as it has
with Shaw's. It Is therefore
but fair that the heroic Invasion by
Lord Cecil should receive equal consid
eration from the historian. Shaw's
conquest of one member of the force
opposing him was scarcely the result
Of bravery; on the other hand Lord
Cecil's dash into the enemy's couutry
was the very acme of Intrepidity.
Down the drive and out into the
mountain road clattered the three
horsemen. Lady Bazelhurst, watching
at the window casement, almost
swooned with amazement at the sight
of them. The capes of their mackin
toshes seemed to flaunt a satirical fare
iwell in her face; their owners, follow
ing the light of the carriage lamps,
swept from view around a bend In the
road and bravely plunged Into the dark
territory over which the enemy ruled.
It was the duke who finally brought
the cavalcade to a bait by propounding
a most sensible question.
"Are you sure she came this way,
"Certainly. This is Shaw's way,
"Did she say she was going to
"Don't know. Evelyn told me. Hang
it all, Barminster, come along. We'll
never catch np to her."
"Is she riding?"
"No horses all in."
"Do you know, we may have passed
her. Deuce take it, Bazelhurst, If she's
running away from us, you don't
Imagine she'd be such a silly fool as to
stand in the road and wait for us. If
the heard us she'd hide among the
"But she's had an hour's start of us."
"Where ees she coming to?" asked
the count, with an anxious glance up
ward, just in time to catch a skirmish
ing raindrop with his eye.
"That's Just It We don't know."
said the duke.
"But I must find her!" cried Lord
Cecil "Think of that poor girl alone
in this terrible place, storm coming up
and all that III, Penelope!" he shout
ed in his most vociferous treble. The
shrieking wind replied. Then the three
of them shouted her name. "Gad, she
may be lost or dead or-- Come on, Bar
minster. We must scour the whole
"He's like a wildcat tonight," said
the duke in an aside to the little
Frenchman, referring to his lordship.
"Demme, I'd rather not cross him.
You seem to forget that his sister is
out In all this fury."
"Mon Dieu, but I do not forget. 1
would give half my life to hold her in
my arms thees eenstan'."
"Dem you, sir, I'd give her the other
half If you dared try such a thing. We
didn't fetch you along to hold her.
You've got to hold the horses, that's
' "Dlablef How dare you to speak to"
"What are you two rowing about?"
demanded his lordship. "Come nlong!
We're losing time."
Away they swept, Penelope's two ad
mirers wratlifutly harking at one an
other about satisfaction at some future
The storm burst upon thorn in all its
fury the maddest, wildest storm they
had known in nil their lives. Terri
fied, half drowned, blown almost from
the saddles, the trio finally found
shelter in the lee of n shelving clilT
Just oflf the mad. While they stood
there shivering, clutching the bits of
their well nigh frantic horses the
glimmer of lights came down to them
from windows farther up the steep.
There was no mistaking the three up
right oblongs of light. They were tall
windows In a house, the occupants of
which doubtless had been aroused at
this unearthly hour by the fierceness
of the storm.
"By Jove," lamented the duke, water
running down his neck In floods,
"what a luxury a home Is, be It ever
so humblo, on a night like this."
1 "Mon Dleu, mon Dieu." groaned the
count, "how comfortab' zey look! And
here? Eh blen! Qui fait trembler la
torret I am seeckl I die!"
'Tenelopo Is out In all this." moaned
"I am not so sure of that. Trust a
woman to find a place where she can't
ruin her hat. My word for It, Cecil,
she's found a safe roost I say, by
Jove!" The duke was staring more
Intently than ever at the windows far
above. "I have It! Isn't It rather odd
that a house should be lighted so bril
liantly at this hour of night?"
"Demmed servants forgot to put out
the lamps." groaned Bazelhurst with
"Nonsense! 1 tell you what some
cce has roused the house and asked
fheltcr from the storm. Now, who
could that le but Penelope?"
"By Jove, you're a ripping clever
ass, after all. Barminster a regular
Sherlock Holmes. That's Just It
She's up there where the windows
are. Come on. It's easy sailing
now," "cried his lordshlp7but"the"duke
restrained. Jdm. ..
Mead Ct Company.
"Don't nib"5i off like a fool. Whose
bouse Is It?"
"How the devil do I know? This is
Shaw's land, and he hasn't been espe
cially cordial about"
"Aha! See what I mean? Shaw's
land, to be sure. Well, hang your
stupidity, don't you know we're look
ing at Shaw's house this very Instant?
He lives there and she's arrived, dem
It all. She's up there with ln dry
clothes, hot drinks and all that, and
we're out here catching pneumonia.
Fine, isn't it?"
"Gad! You're right! She's with that
confounded villain. My God, what's
to become of her?" groaned Lord Cecil,
sitting down suddenly and covering
his face with his hands.
"We must rescue her!" shouted the
duke. "Brace up. Cecil! Don't be a
baby. We'll storm the place,"
"Not In zia rain!" cried the count
"You stay in the shade and hold the
horses, that's what you do," said the
After many minutes there came a
break In the violence of the storm and
preparations were at once made for
the climb up the hill. Deveaux was to
remain behind in charge of the horses.
With their bridle reins In his hands be
cheerfully maintained this position of
trust securely sheltered from the full
force of the elements. Right bravely
did the duke and bis lordship venture
forth Into the spattering rain. They
had gone no more than three rods np
the path when they were brought to a
halt by the sounds of a prodigious
struggle behind them. There was a
great trampling of horses' hoofs, ac
companied by the frantic shouts of the
"I cannot hold zem! Mon Dleu! Zey
are mad! no! ho! "Help!"
"Hold to 'em!" shouted Lord Cecil.
"Help!" shouted the count at the
6ame moment releasing his grip on the
reins. Away tore the horses, kicking
great chunks of mud over him as he
tumbled nlmlessly Into the underbrush.
Down, the road clattered the animals,
leaving the trio marooned In the wil
derness. Groaning and half dead, the
unfortunate count was dragged from
the brush by his furious companion".
What the duke said to him was suffi
cient without being repeated, here or
elsewhere. The count challenged him
as they all resumed the march up the
hill to visit the bouse with the lighted
"Here Is my card, m'sleur," he gr"at
"Demme. I know you!" roared the
duke "Keep your card, and we'll send
It In to announce our arrival to Shaw "
In due course of time, after many
slips and falls, they reached the front
yard of the house on the hillside. It
was still raining lightly. The thunder
and lightning were crashing away nois
ily farther up the valley. Cautiously
they approached through the weeds
"By .love!" exclaimed his lordship,
coming to a standstill, ne turned the
light of his lantern toward the front
elevation of the house. "Every door
and window except these three are
boarded up. It can't be Shaw's home."
"That's right, old chap Deuced
queer, eh? 1 say. Devon nx. step up
"I say, Deveaux, step up and pound on
and pound on the door. You've got a
card, you kuow."
"Que dlablel" exclaimed the count
sinking Into the background.
"We might reconnolter a bit" said
Bazelhurst "Have a look at the rear,
Around tho corner of the house they
trailed, finally bringing up at the back
steps. Tho wlndowwere not only
dark, but boarded up. While they
stood there amazed and uncertain, the
rain came down again In torrents,
worse, .than . before If possible. They
3 1 Jf;
scampered for cover, plunging Hire;
abreast beneath the same steps thai
had sheltered Penelope and Shaw such1
a short time before. 1
"(itich! (let o!T my foot!" roared the
"Zounds! Who are you punching, j
demme: Hullo: What's this? A door
and open, as I live:" The trto enter
ed the cellar door without ceremony
Thank (Sod. we're out of the rain at
It was not until they had explored
the basement and fouud It utterly
without signs of human occupancy
that the truth of the situation began
to dawn upon them. Bannlnster's
face was white, and his voice shook as
ho ventured the borrid speculation:
"The good Lord save us It's that
demmed haunted house Pen was talk
"But ze lights?' queried the couut
"Let's get out of this place." said
Lord Bazelhurst moving toward the
door. "It's that beastly U-.-nwood
house. They say he comes back and
murders ber every night or so."
"Penelope isn't here. Let's move on."
agreed the duke readily. But even
fear of the supernatural was not
strong enough to drive them out Into
the blinding storm. "I say, look ahead,
there's Shaw's placer'
Peering through the door they saw
for the first time the many light in
Shaw's windows, scarce a quarter of
a mile away. For a long time they
stood and gazed at the distant win
dows. Dejectedly they sat down, backs
to the wall and waited for the storm
to spend its fury. Wet cold and tired,
they finally dozed. It was Lord Cecil
who first saw the signs of dawn. The
rain storm had come to a mysterious
end, but a heavy fog In Its stead loom
ed up. ne aroused his companions
and with many groans of anguish they
prepared to venture forth mto the
white wall beyond.
Just as they were taking a last look
about the wretched cellar something
happened that would have brought ter
ror to the stoutest heart. A wild, ap
palling shriek came from somewhere
above, the cry of a mortal soul In
The next Instant three human forms
shot through the narrow door and out
Into the fog, hair on end, eyes bulging,
but sightless; legs traveling like the
wind and as purposeless. It mattered
not that the way w; hidden; It mat
tered less that v 'eds, brush and
stumps lurked In ambush for unwary
feet. They fled Into the foggy dan
gers without a thought of what lay
before them, only of what stalked be
Upstairs Randolph Shaw lay back
against the wall and shook with laugh
ter. Penelope's convulsed face was
glued to the kitchen window, her eyes
peering Into the fog lcyond. Shadowy
figures leaped Into the white mantle;
the crash of brush came back to her
ears, and then, like the barking of a
dog. there arose from the mystic gray
the fast diminishing cry:
"Help! Help! nelp!" Growing
fainter and sharper, the cry nt Inst
was lost in the phantom desert
They stood at the window and
watched the fog lift, gray and forbid
ding, until the trees and rond were
discernible Then arm in arm they
set forth across the wet way toward
"Poor Cecil!" she sighed. "It was
cruel of "you" In the roadway they
found a hat which she at once Identi
fied as the count's, farther on there
was a carriage lamp and later n mack
intosh, which had been cast aside as
an Impediment "Oh. It was cruel:"
She smiled, however. In retrospection.
"If 1 were only sure that nothing
serious had happened to Cecil." she
"I'm sorry, dear, for that screech of
mine," he apologized.
Suddenly he started and gazed In
tently In the direction of the haunted
house. A man a sorry figure was
slowly, painfully approaching from the
edge of the wood scarce n-vhundred
yards away. In tils hand he carried a
stick to which was attached a white
cloth doubtless a handkerchief, lie
was hatless and limped perceptibly.
"It's CeciU" whispered Penelope In
horror struck tones. "Good heaven.
Randolph, go to hlml ne is hurt."
It was Lord Bazelhurst As Shaw
hurried down the drive to meet him, no
thought of the feud In mind, two be
ings even more hopelessly dilapidated
ventured from the wood and hobbled
op behind the truce bearer, who had
now paused to lift bis shoulders Into a
position of dignity and defiance.
Shaw'a heart was touched. The spec
tacle was enough to melt tho prejudice
of any adversary. Lord Cecil's knees
trembled. His hand shook aa if In a
chill. Mud covered, water soaked and
bruised, their clothes rent in many
places, their bats gone and their hair
matted, their legs wabbly, the trio cer
tainly inspired pity, not mirth nor
"One moment sir," called his lord
ship, with a feeble attempt at severity.
Ills voice was hoarse and shaky. "Wo
do not come as friends, dem you. Id
my sister here?"
"She Is. Lord Bazelhurst We'll talk
this over later on," said Shaw In his
friendliest way. "You are worn out
and done np, I'm sure you and your
friends. Come; I'm not as bad as you
think. I've changed my mind since 1
saw you last Let's see if we can't
come to an amicable understanding.
Hiss Drake Is waiting up there. Break
fast soon will be ready hot coffeo and
all that Permit mo, gentlemen, to in
vite you to partake of what we hava
What say you?"
"Confound you, sir! 1-1" But his
brave effort failed him. He staggered
and would hnve fallen had not the
duke .caught hjm .from behjn.d.
"ThnnVs rhnn" cnl.l P.'irmiiwter !
to Shaw "We will come lu for a mo
ment. I say. perhaps you could give
us a dry dud or two. Bazelhurst is In
a bad way. and so is the count It was
a devil of h storm."
Penelope came down from the porch
meet them. Without a word 6he
took her brother's arm. He stared at
ner with growing resentment
"Dem It all. Pen." he chattered,
"you're not at all wet, are you? Look
at me! All on your account too."
Itri.... ..1.4 ' 111 . 11 !".... -
count, you mean." she said softly, wist !
"I shall have an understanding with
her when we get home." be said ear-
jestly. "She" shan't treat 'my sister
like this again."
"No." said Shaw from the other side;
"By Jove. Shaw, are you with me?"
demanded bis lordship In surprise.
"Depends on whether you are with
me," said the other. Penelope flushed.
Hot coffee, chops, griddle cakes and
maple sirup soon put the cooendlng
forces at their ease. BazelhurA so far
forgot himself as to laugh amiably at
Ms host's Jokes. The count responded
In his most piquant dialect and the
duke swore by an ever useful Lord
Harry that he had never tasted such
"By Jove. Pen," exclaimed her broth
er In rare good humor, "It's almost a
sin to take you away from such good
cooking as this."
"You're not going to take her away,
however," said Shaw. "She has come
"What what the devil do you mean,
sir?" demanded Lord Cecil, his coffee
cup shaking so violently that the con
"She's going over to Plattsburg with
me today, and when she comes back
"When she comes back the will be Mr.
she will be Mrs. Randolph Shaw.
That's what I mean, your lordship."
Three of his listeners choked with
amazement and then coughed painful
ly. Feebly they set their cups down
and gulped as if they had something
to swallow. Tho duke was tho first to
find his tongue, and he was quite at a
loss for words.
"B-hy Jove." he said blankly, "that's
demmed hot colTeo!"
"Is this true. Penelope?" gasped his
"Yes, Cecil. I've promised to marry
"It isn't because you feel that yon
have no home with me?"
"I love hi in. It's a much older story
than you think," she said simply.
"1 say, that lilts me hard," said the
duke with a wry face. "Still, I Join In
saying. God bless you."
"We're trying to end' the feud, you
see," said Penelope.
Tears came into his lordship's pale
eyes. He looked first at one nnd then
nt the other and then silently extend
ed his hand to Randolph Shaw. He
wrung It vigorously for a long time
before speaking. Then, as If throw
Ing a weight off his mind, he remarked:
"I say. Shaw, I'm sorry about that
dog. I've got nn F.ngllsh bull terrier
down thero that's taken a ribbon or
so. If you don't mind. I'll send him
up to you. no ho knows Tenelope."
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Cas County, ss.
On Ihis 2nd day of October,
111 12, before me, llessie Shea, a
notary public, in and for said
county, personally appeared the
above named Jim. 'A. Chopieska,
Sam O. Smith, D. O. Dwycr, II. M.
Soennichsen and John T. Lam
bert, who are personally known to
me to be Ihe identical persons
whose names are u Mixed to the
nhove articles as parlies thereto,
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From Friday s L'ally.
H. H. ISarlling of Nebraska City
was here last evening attending
tile hull moose meeting.
Eddie Yallery and wife returned
last evening from their visit to th$
western part of the state.
Charles Warner of the precinct
was in the city today looking af,
ler business matters for the day.
William Wolf and John 11. Pier
son of I'nioii were in the city last
evening looking after business
Ceorge Meisinger was a busi
ness visitor in the metropolis to
day, going up ,,n No. 15 this
John L'rich motored through
this city today with a parlv en
route to Omaha, where I hey were
called oil business inalli'Ps
J. M. Willard and wife of Mur
ray were in the city this morning
en route to Omaha, where they
looked after business matters.
James Holmes was in the citv
yesterday, motoring in from uj3
home at Muray, and visited for
several hours with his friends.
l.ouie Puis of near Murray was
in the city today looking after
some items of business, lie was
a passenger to Omaha on No. 23
Mrs. George Rhoden, accom
panied by her guest, Miss Greg
ory, of Weeping Water, were
Omaha visitors today, being pas
sengers on No. 15 this morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Heil o,f tho
vicinity of Hock Muffs were in tho
city today attending to some busi
ness matters. Mrs. lleil was a
pleasant caller at this olllce, re
newing her subscription to this
Mrs. Maretla Grey of llanford,,
California, who has been visiting
her daughter, Mrs. W. A. Hubert,
son, here for several weeks, de
parted yesterday afternoon for her
home. Mrs. Robertson accom
panied her as far as Omaha,
where she will visit friends for a
Mrs. J. II. Adams of Mynard de
parted yesterday for Lincoln,
where she visited for the day with
Mrs. J. W. Chapman, going from
there lo Scot Is Muff, Nebraska,
where she will visit a sisler. Mrs.
Adams expects to visit, several
oilier towns in the stale before
From Saturilay's Pally.
Peter Campbell of Hock Muffs
was among the farmer visitors in
the cily today.
P. M. Meisinger of Might Mile
Grove was in Ihe cily today, call
ing o nlhe merchants.
August teins drove in today to
attend to Ihe week-end shopping
ami other business matters.
George Meisinger drove in this
morning lo attend lo business,
mal lers w il h Ihe merchants.
W. II. Mark of 1'nion was in
the cily today looking after some
business mailers for a short lime.
I.. M. McVey, wife and two sons,
of near I'liion, were in the cily to
day allending lo business mai
lers. Creed Harris and wife of near
I 'n in were in Ihe cily today look
ing a f I of some mailers of busi
ness. Miss I'.dna Propsl of Omaha
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spend Sunday willi her parents,
It. I., l'ropst ami wife, of near
Monl Hohh, steward of the peni
lenilary al Lincoln, came in this
afternoon on No. 2i to visit for a
short lime with his friends in this
cily and vicinity.
J. II. Meisinger relurned this
morning from a visft with his
daughler, Mrs. George Horn, at
Plainview. Mr. Meisinger reports
that the corn crop in that part
of the state was very heavy and
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