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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (July 5, 1907)
By E. PHILLirS OPrENHEIM,
Author of "The Matter Mummer." "A
Prince of Stnnttx," "MuittrUiu
Mr. Salitn," "Anna the
Copyright. 1003, 1900. by Little, Hrown,
(Continuotl frem Phro Three.)
loo, nm n strom; man, nnd I am help
less. I llo awake at night and 1
think. It Is as though the red Humes
of hull won- curling up aronnd mo.
George, If she has oino to any evil,
whether 1 am blind or whether I can
poo, I'll grope my way from country to
country till my hand Is upon the throat
of the boast who has harmed her."
The man's voice shook with passion.
Duncoinhe was awed Into silence. Ho
had known Andrew relhani nlways as
a kooiI naturcd, good hearted giant, be
loved of children and animals, deeply
religious, a man whose temper, if ho
possessed such a thing, was always
strictly under control. Such un out
burst as this was a revelation. Dun
combe understood then how slight a
thing his own suffering was.
"You shall not go alone, Andrew,"
ho said softly, "but for the present wo
must wait. If any one can help us,
A servant came in with the whisky
nnd glasses and silently arranged them
upon the table. Duncombo rose and
attended to bis duties as host.
"Can I got you anything" further,
sir?" the man askod.
"Nothing, thanks," Duncombo Tin
hwcreil. "Tell the servants to go to
lied. We will lock up. Say when, An
drew." Andrew took his glass mechanically.
Out In the lane the silence of the sum
mer night was suddenly broken by the
regular tread of horses' feet nnd the
rumbling of vehicles. Duncombo Hall
was built like many of the old fash
ioned lioucs In the country, with Its
back to the road, and the window at
which they were sitting looked out
upon It. Duncombo leaned forward In
"Visitors by the last train going up
to Itunton riaco." ho remarked. "Ittm
ton has quite a large party for the
lli'jt. Hollo'. They're stopping. I'd
better go on I."
lie rose from his chair. The onr.i!
ll lit"' fmi' '" ""' '''hi' '"' '. '
I'd better go
could hear tho voices of tho occupants
clearly through tho soft darkness.
Some one was apparently getting out
and stumbled., A girl's soft laugh rang
out distinctly nbovo tho man's ex
clamation. Duncombo was already
stepping over tho window sill, when ho
felt n clutch llku Iron upon his shoul
der. Ho looked round In amazement.
Andrew's faco was transformed. Ho
was struggling for wortls.
"Her voice!" ho exclaimed hoarsely.
"Am I dreaming, George? It was her
TnK door of tho omnibus was
opened ns Duncombo stepped
over tho low wall into tho
road. A tall man in a long,
light Inverness descended.
"Hello, Duucombe!" ho exclaimed,
holding out. his hand. "I was coming
In to seo you for a moment."
"Good man.!" Duncombo answered,
"llring your friends, won't you?"
Ho held open tho gato hospitably,
but Lord Itunton shook his head.
"I only wanted n word with you,"
ho said. "We're all starving, and If
you don't mind we'll get on ns quickly
as wo can. About tomorrow. You
fehoot with us. of course'
Wei-J1 --III a
"Delighted !" Duncombo answered.
"Cress well met mo at the station,"
Lord Itunton continued. "I'd drawn
out a plan for the shoot, but It seems
that C'resswell-old fool hasn't got bis
harvest In from the two fluids by Kct
ton's (Jorse. What I wanted to ask
you was if we might take your tur
nips up from Mile's bottom to the north
end of the gor.se. Wo can mako our
circuit then without a break."
"My dear fellow," Duncombo pro
tested, "was It worth while asking mo
Mich a thing? Of course you can."
"That's settled, then," Lord Ituntou
declared, turning back toward the om
nibus. 'Let mo Introduce you to my
friends," lie added, resting his hand
upon the other's shoulder, "and tlitfii
we'll be off."
Duncombo, In whose ears his friend's
cry was still ringing, pressed eagerly
"This Is my neighbor, Sir George
Duncombo," Lord Itunton said, look
ing into the carriage, "who will shoot
with us tomorrow. Miss Fielding nnd
Colonel Fielding, Lady Angrave und
the Huron von Uolhe."
Lady Angrave held out her hand.
"Sir George and I are almost old
friends," she said, with a somewhat
languid smile. "We were both at Cos-
tlo Holkham last autumn."
Duucombc murmured something con
ventional as lie bowed over his lingers.
His whole attention was riveted upon
the tall, pale girl In the farther corner
of the omnibus. Her acknowledg
ment of his introduction had been of
the slightest, and her features were
obscured by u white veil. Shu looked
away from him at once and continual
a whispered conversation with the
white haired gentleman at her side.
Duncombo could think of no oxcuse
for addressing her.
"I shall have the pleasure of meeting
you all again tomorrow," he said, clos
ing the door after Lord Ronton. "I
won't keep you now. I know what tho
journey Is down from town. Good
"Good night, George. Ten o'clock
The carriage rolled off, and Dun
combe returned to his own domain. An
drew was waiting for him impatiently
by the gate.
"Well." he e.vclalmcd eagerly, "you
have seen her! Well?"
The man was trembling with excite-
ment. There were drops of perspira
tion on his forehead. Ills voice sound
"I saw a young lady In tho carriage,"
Duncombo answered, "or, rather, I did
not see her, for she wore a veil, and she
scarcely looked at me, but she was In
troduced to me as Miss Fielding, and
her father was with her."
"Fielding! Fielding!" Andrew repeat
ed. "Never niln I that. What was she
like? What color hair had she?"
"I told you that she kept her veil
down." Duucombe repeated. "Her hair
was a sort of deep red In-own what I
could see of it. Hut, seriously, Andrew,
what Is the use of discussing her? One
might as soon expect one of my house
maids t.) change into Phyllis Poynton
ns to discover her with a brand new fa
ther, a brand new uninc and n guest at
AIIUIOYI W.IS KIlL'Ill llll II IIIUIIIUIII.
He touched his spectacles with a weary,
gesture and covered his eyes with his
"Yes," ho said. "I suppose you are
right. I suppose I am a fool. Hut the
"The laughter of women," said Duu
combe, "Is music nil tho world over.
One cannot differ very much from the
"You arc quite wrong, George," An
drew said. "Tho voices of women vary
like tho thumb marks of criminals.
There arc no two attuned exactly alike.
It Is the receptive organs that are at
fault. We who have lost one sense find
others a lit tlo keener. The laughter of
that girl! George, will you keep mo n
few days longer? Somehow I cannot
bring myself to leave until I have
heard her voice once more."
Duucombc laughed heartily.
"My dear fellow," ho said, "I shall
bless your uncommonly (sensitive ears
If they keep you hero with me for even
an extra few days. You shall have
your opportunity too. I always dine
nt Ituntou Houso after our tlrst shoot,
and I know Ituntou quite well enough
to take you. You shall sit at tho sumo
table. Hello, what's this light wab
bling up tho drive?"
He strolled u yard or so away nnd
"A bicycle," he remarked. "One of
tho grooms been down to tho village. 1
shall have to speak to Burdett In the
morning. I will not havo these fellows
coming homo nt nil sorts of times in
the morning. Come along In, Andrew.
Just a drain, eh? And a cigarette and
then to bed. Hunton's keen on his bug,
and they say that Gorman Itothu't a
fine shot. Can't let them havo It all
their own way."
"No fear of that," Andrew answered,
stonnlni; throuL'h tho window.
have the cigarette, please, but I don't Hastings, Neb., was snoi aim nibiani
care about any more whisky. Tho , Jy killed by Charles Gloo, a liveryman
Field mentioned your name only a few
weeks ago as one of the finest shots at
rising birds In the country, so I don't
think you need fear the German."
"I ought to hold my own with the.
partridges," Duucombe admitted, help
ing hlmsolf from the siphon, "but
Cqinq l.n, como in!".
A servant' entered with n telegram
upon n silver snlvcr.
"A boy has Just brought this from
Itunton, sir," ho said.
Duncombo tore it open, no was ex
pecting a message from his gunmnker,
and ho opened It without nny particu
lar Interest, but as he read bis whole
manner ehangod. He held the sheet In
front of him long enough to havo read
It n dozen times. He could not restrain
the slight start a half exclamation.
Then his teeth came together. He re
membered the servant and looked up.
"There will bo no answer tonight,
Murray," ho said. "Give the boy it
shilling and some supper, if liu goes
homo by tho Itunton gates, toll him to
be sure and close them because of tho
The man departed. Duncombo laid
tho telegram upon tho table. Ho felt
that Andrew was waiting impatiently
for him to speak.
"The telegram Is from Spencer,"
"He bus discovered something?"
"On the contrary," Duucombe an
swered, "ho Is asking mo for Informa
tion, and curious Information too."
"What does lie want to know?"
"The telegram," Duncombo suld
slowly, "Is in French. Ho usks mo to
wire him at once the names of all the
guests nt Itunton Place."
Andrew struck the table u mighty
blow with his clinched fist.
"I knew It!" be cried. "It was her
laugh, her voice. Phyllis Poynton is
Duncombo looked at his friend In
credulously. "My dear Andrew," he said, "be rea
sonable. The young lady and her fa
ther In that omnibus were Introduced
to mo by Itunton himself ns Mr. und
Miss Fielding. They are going to his
house as bis guests. Nuturully there
fore he knows all about them. Miss
Poynton, as you have told me more
than once, Is an orphan."
"Common hctiso won't even admit It
ns u matter of argument," Andrew
said. "I know that quite well. But
how do you account for Spencer's tele
gram?' "Remember' that he Is a newspaper
correspondent." Duucombe suld. "lie
bus many Interests und many friends
with whom he Is constantly exchang-
10 UUOriUUIIOIl. II IS 11 tuun;iuuiiui;,
I admit. Hut the wildest flight of
Imagination could not mako any more
of it." I
"You must bo right," Andrew said
quietly. "It all sounds und Is so con
vinclnir. Hut I wish that I had not
heard that laugh!"
j TO be continued.
MORE MEN AREJ1RDERED OUT 1
President Small Refuses to Say What
City Will Be Affected.
San Francisco, July 3. It is an
nounced that President Smnll or the
Commercial Telegraphers' Union of
America extended the strike of tho
telegraphers by ordering out the opcr- j
mors or tno western union aim i-oa-tal
companies In another city to help
out tho men on strike In this city and
paklnnd. Small would not say where
the strike had been called and for the
present will not disclose tho location
until the message reaches Its destina
tion. Orders for the extension of tho
strike, It is declared, were mailed by
Smnll last night. It is believed by
many of tho operators that either
Portland, Los Angeles or Seattle will
bo the scene of tho next walkout,
while somo declare that the meu In
Chicago, regarded as tho key to tho
telegraph situation of the entire coun-,
try, have boon ordered out.
FRANK-BRINK NOW FREE MAN.
Acquitted of Murder on Insanity Do
fense and Released from Asylum.
Norfolk, Nob., July 3. Frank Brink,
acquitted of murdering his former
sweetheart, Bessie Newton, at Poncu
on a "brain 'storm" defense und com
mitted to the state insane hospital
bore April 1, has gone homo a freo
man. The hospital officials declare ho
has not been insane during his treat
ment during a month's stay in tho
To Choose a Colonel.
Lincoln, July 3. An election to
choose a colonel for tho First regi
ment Nebraska National guard, haa
been called by Adjutant General
Schwarz, this being his flrst offlclal
ordor. Colonel J. A. Storch of Fuller
ton will probably bo chosen to suc
ROW OVER HORSE COSTS LIFE i
Hastings Traveling Salesman Killed
by Liveryman at Hallam, Neb.
Lincoln, July 2. J. A. Cory, travel
ing salesman for a wholesale harness
establishment, with headquarters at
of the town of Hallnm, twenty miles
from Lincoln. Cory, who was travel
ing across country with a team, left
bjs horses with Gloo for caro and feed.
When he went to got them ho com
plained they had not been fed, and the
two quarreled. Gloo say Cory threat
ened him with a .revolver. Ho wont
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Into tho Jiarn, returned with a shot
gun, and when Cory advanced upon
him, lie shot him. Gloe surrendered
and will be brought to Lincoln.
SAYS ROADS FAVOR PACKERS
Poultry Dealer Files Complaint Against
St. Joseph and Grand Island.
Lincoln, July 2. Complaint was
filed with the state railway commis
sion by J. G. Uaeschlln, a poultry
dealer of Aurora, Nob., against the St.
Joseph and Grand Island railroad. He
charges tho road with discriminating
in favor of the Swift and Armour
Packing companies on carload ship
ments to San Trancisco by giving the
regular through rate from the Mis
souri river, while he has to pay the
local rate. He alleges that the big
companies have an advantage of from
$24 to $100 on each car. The com
mission named Aug. G for a joint
hearing to railroad men and shippers
on the question of butter and cream
Blunt Dr. Dougal.
Dr. Dougal of Keith, who was made
an honorary member of the Aberdeen
society In 1705, had n reputation, for
bhmtness. A talkative woman went to
him one day nnd said to him, "Doctor,
what Is the matter with my tongue?"
"Just needln' n rest," ho replied short
ly. On another dny a patient went to
him and complained, "I have a deal to
suffer with my eyes, doctor," where
upon he answered, "Rotter suffer with
thorn than without."
Farmer Killed In Runaway Accident.
Falrbury, Neb., July 3. Charles 13.
Tltzoll, a fanner living eight miles
southwest ot Falrbury, was killed In
a runaway while mowing alfalfa. His
team ran away and one or the wheels
of tho mower pushed over his head.
Governor Sheldon Names Johnson.
Lincoln, July 3. Joseph W. Johnson
of Lincoln was appointed deputy food
commissioner by Governor Sheldon.
Tho position pays $1,800 a year.
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