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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (May 3, 1907)
By Kathcrinc Cecil Thurston,
Author of "The Circle." Etc.
Com Hull t, I KM, by Hurj)cr & UrothuM
(Continue! from I'nge I hre.)
looked he felt Ms heart sink. lie had
xpeetcd to see the marks of suffering
on her face, but the expression he saw
Miggesled something more than' mere
All the rich color that usually deep
ened and softened the charm of her
bounty had been erased as If by a
long lllnes.-', and iignlnl the new pal
lor of her skin her blue eyes, her
black hair and eyebrows seemed
xtnrtliiigly d'U'l:. A chill colder than
remorse, n chill that bordered upon
actual fear, touched Ixxler In that
moment. With the first Impulsive
ci wim.' he bait allowed blmsell. lie i
touched her arm.
"F.ve" he ln-gnn unsteadily. Then
the word died oil" his lips.
Without n Hoiiiid. almost without a
movement, she returno 1 his glance, and
HOiiiolliing l her eyes checked what ho
might have said. In that one express
ive look he understood all she hud de
sired, all she had renounced the full
extent of the ordeal she had consented
to and the motive that had compelled
her consent. lie drew back with the
heavy sense that repentance and pity
were equally futile-equally out of
Still In silence, she stepped to the
pavement and stood aside while Loder
dismissed the cab. To both there was
fioinothltig symbolic, something prophet
ic, In the dismissal. Without Intention
and almost unoiiselously t'.iey drew
closer together as the horse turned. Its
hoofs clattering on the roadway, Its
harness jingling, and, still without real
isation, they looked after the vehicle as
It moved away down the long, shadow
ed thoroughfare toward the lights and
the crowds that they had left. At last
Involuntarily they turned toward each
"Come." holier said abruptly. "It's
only across the road."
Kleet street Is generally very inilet
once -midnight Is pus-v.l. nu I live had
no need of guidance or pr dectlon as
they crossed the pivemen". s'lint 'g li'v
Ice in the Ian pllg'il. T!" y eised it
slowly, walking apart, for the dread of
physical contact t'nt It ' p i.'i"c '
them in the cab se.'iu.'d to h.i'o fallen
on them again.
Inqiiisltlvoni'ss has lit 1 1 place in the
region of the city, and they gained the
opposite footpath unnoticed by the cas
ual passerby. Then, still holding apart,
they reached and entered Clifford's inn.
Inside the entrance they paused, and
Kve shivered Involuntarily. "How
pray It 1st" she said faintly. "And how
cold! Like a graveyard."
Loder turned to her. For one mo
ment control seemed sbakeii. Ills blood
surged, his vision clouded. The sense
that life and love were still within his
reach tilled htm overwhelmingly. V-'
turned toward Kve; he half exte i led
his hands. Then, stirred by what Im
pulse, moved by what Instinct, it was
Impossible to say, he let them drop to
hlrf sides again.
"Come!" he said. "Come! This Is the
way. Keep close to me. Put your
hand on my arm."
Me spoke quietly, but his eyes were
resolutely averted from her face as
they crossed the dim, silent court.
lOnterlng the gloomy doorway that
led to his own rooms, he felt her lin
gers tremble on his arm, then tighten
in their pressure as tlio bare passage
and cheerless stairs met her view, but
lie set his lips.
"Coino!" Im repeated In the same
Htralued voice. "Come! It Isn't far
three or four tllghts."
With it white face and a curious ex
pression In her eyes Kve moved for
ward. She had released I.oder's arm
as they crossed the hall, and now,
reaching the stairs, she put out her
hand gropingly and caught the banis
ter. She had a pained, numb sense of
Mihmlsston, of suffering that had sunk
to apathy. Moving forward without re
Klstauce, she began to mount the stairs.
The ascent was made In silence. Lo
der went llrst, his shoulders braced,
his head held erect. Kve, mechanically
watchful of all his movements, fol
lowed n step or two behind. With
weary monotony one illght of stairs
succeeded another, each to her uniie
i'ustomed eyes seeming more colorless,
more solitary, more desolate than the
Then ut last, with a sinking sense of
apprehension, she realized that their
goal was reached.
The knowledge broke sharply through
her dulled senses, and, confronted by
the closeness of her ordeal, she paused,
her head lifted, her hand still nervous
ly grasping tlio banister. Her lips part
ed as If in sudden demand for aid, but
In tho nervous expectation, the pained
apprehension of tho moment, no sound
escaped them. Loder, resolutely cross
hVT tho lauding, knew nothing of the
For n Hooniul hIiu stooil hesitating:
then her own weakness, lier own
shrinking illHinny, were submerged In
tliu interest of Ills movements. Slowly
mounting the remaining stcj), hIio fol
lowed lilm us If fasehinted lownnl the
dour that showed dingily completions
In tin1 1 f Klit of mi unshaded gas Jet.
Almost ill tlio moment tlint slie roach
cd Ills side lie extended Ills hand to
ward the door. The action was deci
sive mid hurried, as though ho feared
to trust himself.
I'or a space lie fumbled with the
look. And Kve. standing close behind
him, heard the bundle creak and turn
under hla pressure. Then he Bhook the
rim rmmmkv J
'Chllcotc Is ilcml."
At last, slowly, almost reluctantly,
he turned round. "I'm afraid things
aren't quite quite right," he said in a
low voice. "The door Is locked, and I
can see no light."
She raised her eyes quickly. "Rut
you have a key';" she whispered.
"Haven't you got a key?" It was ob
vious that to both the u"expeeted check
to their U'slgns was fraught with dan
ger. "Yes, nut" He looked toward the
door. "Ves, I have a key. Yes, you're
right," lie added quickly. "I'll use It.
Walt while I go inside."
Filled with a new nervousness, op
press's! by the loneliness, the silence
about her. Kve drew back obediently.
The sense of mystery conveyed by the
closed door weighed upon her. Her
susceptibilities were tensely alert as
she watched Loder search for his key
and Insert It In the lock. With min
gled dread nnd curiosity she saw the
door yield and gape open like a black
gash hi the dingy wall, and with a sud
den sene of desertion she saw him
pas through the aperture anil heard
him strike a match.
The wait that followed seemed ex
traordinarily long. Listening Intently,
she heard lilm move soffty from one
room to the other. And at last, to her
acutely nervous susceptibilities, it
seemed that he paused In absolute si
lence. In the Intensity of listening
she1 heard her own faint. Irregular
breathing, and the sound tilled her with
panic. The quiet, the solitude, the
vague. Instinctive apprehension, 1m
came suddenly unendurable. Then all
at once the tension was relieved. Loder
lie paused for a second in the shad
owy doorway; then lie turned unsteadi
ly, drew the door to and locked It.
Kve. stepped forward. Her glimpse
of him had been momentary and she
had not heard his voice-yet the con
sciousness of his bearing filled her with
instinctive alarm. Abruptly and with
out reason her hands turned cold, her
heart began to beat violently. "John"
she said below her breath.
For answer he moved toward her.
Ills face was bereft of color; there was
a look of consternation In his eyes.
"Come," he said. "Come nt once. 1
must take you home." Tie spoke in n
Hhaken, uneven voice.
Kve, looking up at lilm, caught his
hand. "Why? Why?" she questioned.
Her tone was low and seared.
Without replying he drew her im
peratively toward the stairs. "Go very
softly," he commanded. "No one must
seo you here."
Iu the first moment she obeyed hhn
Instinctively; then, reaching tho head
of the stairs, sho stopped. With ouo
hand still clasping his, the other cling
ing nervously to the banister, she re
fused to descend. "John," she whis
pered, "I'm not a child. What Is It?
What has happened? I must know."
For a moment Loder looked at her
uncertainly; then, reading the expres
sion in her eyes, he yielded to her de
mand. "lie's dead," lie said In n very low
voice. "Chlleoto Is dead."
to nn CONTINUED.J
First American Child -Here I am ten
years old, nnd my parents actually ob
jected to my going to the matinee.
Second American Child Tho truth Is
that parents nowndays are getting
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wEAVE ST. LOUI3 ON LONG DIS
TANCE FLIGHT TO .AShlNGTON.
EXPECT TO CE IN AIR 43 HOURS
Balloon Tnkco Southerly Course, Veer
ing Slightly to Vvcst Captain
Chandler to Make Aerial Observa
tions for Government.
Bt. IxmiH, May l. With a Bharp,
raw wind blowing and htavy clouus
banking tho sky, Captain Charles Doi
Chandler, United States signal corps,
and Aeronaut J. C. McCoy of New
York city, Htartcd last night on tho
long distance balloon trip they had
been trying to take for three days.
They hoped tho wind would carry
them eastward that they might laud
near Wushtngton, D. C, hut Immedi
ately upon leaving the ground tho bal
loon took a southerly course, veering
slightly to tho west.
Captain Chandler is making acrinl
observations for the government,
which Is now Interesting itself lu bal
loons as aids to the army hi case of
war. Ho carried Instruments to show
the altitude and tho speed attninul.
Aeronaut .McCoy hopes to win tho
lilim cup, offered for the longest dis
tance continuous flight. The balloon
left tho giound at 7:121 p. in. Tho
weather was not favorable for balloon
ing, the air being heavy with niolstuie,
and tho temperature almost to tho
freezing point, hut tho flight was mado
In order to have the benefit of tlio
moonlight, with which the flight would
not havo been attempted.
Several carrier pigeons wero taken
and messages will be sent back to St.
Ixiuls by the aeronauts. Captain
Chandler said before entering tho
basket that they expect to bo in the
nir about forty-eight hours. Pro
visions to last tho two men three daya
The start was oven, the balloon ris
ing straight in tho air until higher
than surrounding buildings. It then
veered sharply to the south and con
tinued in that direction until beyond
tho vision of those on the ground.
Though Captain Chandler was disap
pointed in the failure to havo a west
wind for the voyage, he said he felt
ho could wait no longer and would
make the best of the north wind.
"You can rest assured we will not
come down in tho vicinity of St.
Louis," lie said.
Tho ascent was witnessed by a vast
crowd, several members of the Aoro
club being present.
Tho America, In which McCoy and
Chandler ascended, is tho second larg
est balloon in tho United States. Tho
largest, which was recently completed
by Leo Stevens for tho government,
has 2,000 feet greater displacement
TARIFF DEALWITH FRANCE
United States Willing to Treat French
on Same Basis as Germans.
Washington, May 1. While the
recommendation from Ambassador
White nt Paris to tho effect that a
tariff commission be appointed by the
United States to endeavor to elTect
an arrangement with the French gov
eminent, such as was mado in the
ense of Germany, has not yet formally
come before the stato department, it
can he announced authoritatively that
if tlio French government desires such
a commission there will bo no opposi
tion in Washington.
Moreover, as tho agitation in
Franco in connection with the Amer
ican tariff seems to bo based in part
upon a fear that Germany will secure
considerable advantages over Franco
In the matter of trade through tho ar
rangements which were acted upon
favorably by the upper house In Ber
lin, It may also bo announced that the
state department is prepared to grant
to Franco any concessions mado to
Germany provided tho concessions aro
even on both sides.
Quake Warning by Wireless.
Manila, Mny 1. Earthquake exports
believe that it is possible to bo warned
by wireless telegraph eight or twolvo
hours in advunco of tlio shocks. Tests
are now In progress at Manila as the
result of observations mado at the
timo of the last tremor. At that
llmo vibrations in the wireless wero
noted eight hours beforo tho earth
quake wao felt.
Strike at San Francisco,
San Francisco, May 1. Seven thou
sand men alllliated with tho Iron
trades council will go out on strike
today. Or this number, 4,000 aro lo
coted In San Francisco, tho others
around San Francisco bay. Tho ques
tion of arbitration will bo considered
this aftomoon, overtures to this end
having comu too late to stop tho plans
for a strike.
Attacks Sister; Posse Hunts.
Albta, la., May L A posso of 100
armod men, headed by Sheriff W. 13.
Grlflln, Is on tho trail of Frank Rals
ton, who attacked his sister and took
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his rifle and revolver nnd fled, saying
he would Itlll any one who attempted
to nrrest him. Ralston is thought to
he insane, and It is feared he will
Kill some one before ho is taken. .
Oklahoma Indictments Held Good.
Guthrie, Okla., May 1. The federal
Indictments against two Kansas City
and seven Oklahoma lumber dealers,
charging violation of the anti-trust
law, wero held good by Justice Gar
her. Tho cases were continued to
tho next term of court. I
"How did this plate get broken,
MaryV" asked the mistress.
"Why, ma'am, It tumbled down nnd
broke Itself." ,
"Aha, tho automatic brnko again!"
exclaimed the lady, who was a chauf
feur of some note. Now Orleans
His Advertising Bill.
"I figure that advertising costs me a
couplo of thousand dollars a year more
thnn I can afford"
"What are you talking about? You
"No, but tlio department stores do,
and my wife has the bargain habit."
"We don't like tlio mill: wo got in
Cannes," said tho mllllonalro who was
spending tho winter abroad.
"Then why not have somo shipped
from CowesV" Inquired tho nenr hu
morist, with a hoarso laugh. Louis
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