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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 13, 1907)
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By REX E. BEACH.
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MaaaaareacMB.imiiiMiri in ',iatfifititawjm.vi
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"flo iltdu'l gel invny." wild !'
awara. "IIc'h !ii towu .vol. Just let 1110
3:unl liim in Jail mi HOUR' cvciNc! I'll
Iuld him (III Miiiw Men." f'tnivp mill;
.nil) a i-lmlr and lit a clgarolto Willi
-ra wring Imiiil.
"This 's n hell of a g'i'iie, nlu'l II.
Vac? IT ,tm siim we'll wl'i?"
The in:) ii overhead pricked up hln
-Win? Ari'ii'l we winning? Wlinl
do yon inll Mils? I only linpo wp can
Iny hnnilH on Whenloii. lie knows
tiilngH. A Utile knowledge Is n dan
r.croiiH thing, bill more i uotvi, i.nrd!
Ifouly I bail a mini forjudge In place
u' Kllllmnii! I don'l know why I
"Thnl'H right. Too weak. lie IiiHii't
?M llin backbone of an angleworm.
3!c nln'l lialf I lie mail Mint IiIh niece Is.
TJIicre'H a girl for yon! Say, what M
ir1 do wilhonl her, ehV She'ii a pippin!"
2lenl.iler felt a sudden lightening of
wry iimsele. What right had that
yrmnY. Honor sodden lips to apeak so of
"She's a brave little woman all right.
Unsl. look bow she worked f!i"ilstor
and bis fool partner. It took nerve to
lirliu: in those Instructions of .ours
alone, anil If It hadn't been for her
"we'd never have won like this. It
Makes mo laugh to think of those two
mii mi slowing her away In their sluV
Tonm while they slept between liv ks
wllli the shee), anil her with the pa
pers in her bosom all thy time. Then,
when we got ready to do business,
"why. she up and talks tlieui Into giving
us po.xsossloii of their mine without a
ifcht. That's what I call reciprocating
n inan'M alTectloii."
;ieiilster'H nails cut Into his tleli.
-rhili! Ids face went livid at the words.
Jlo fnlil not grasp It at once. It ma le
him nick -physically sick- mid Tor
winy inoineiils he strove blindly to
'teat back the hideous suspicion, the
Thorror that the lawyer had :voupd.
3ILs wns nol a doubling disposition, ami
Tlo liim the girl had seemed as one pure,
mysterious, apart, nngcllciilh- kicapa
le of deceit. He had loved her, feel
ing that some day she would n in hli
affection without fall. In her great, im
vtniiiloil eyes ho bad f"Uiid m le:hi'
jplueo Tor double dealing. Now-Ood!
Jt conliln't be that all the time she h..d
He liad losl a part of the law.voi's
speech, but jieored through his obser
vation hole again.
McNnniara was at (lie window gaz
.ing out Into (ho dark street, his back
toward the lawyer, who lolled In the
A:ilr, babbling garrulously of the girl.
;ienlster ground his teeth -a frenzy
pos:ins:--ed hlni to loose his anrer, to
fj Hi rough thy frail celling with naked
tuinils ami fall vindictively upon the
".She looked good to me the first
-line I saw her," continued Struve. lie
paused, and when he spoke again a
Aange bad coarsened his features.
"Say, I'm crazy about
IH1 you, I'm crazy and
1 know she does or.
her, Mae. I
she likes uic
"On you moau that you're In love
-Twilh her?' asked the man at the win
dmv without shifting his position. It
nremed that utter lndllTerence was In
Ms question, although where the light
onn on his hands, light clinched be
Iilnd Ids buck, they were bloodless.
"Love, her? Well-that depends-ka!
"Ton know bow It Is." he chuckled
coa.rsol.Y- Ills face was gross and bos--tlal.
"I've got the Judge where I want
:fclin, ami I'll have her"
Ills ml; ''le words died with a gur
Mite, for Mo'aniara had silently leaped
Jtitix whiralilc word dial with a rjurylc.
send Jhrottled him where he sat, pin--Blmr
him lo the wall, (ilenlster saw
lAc big polltlelan shift his lingers
align My on Struvo'H throat and then
lrop his left band to his side, holding
Jlls victim writhing jiiul helnless with
-4'tr jV -v.
by It c x li . I) c n c h . :
.TUP"-'?- " 175
Ills right dc-mllo the man's frantic
at niggles. McNn mura's head was
thrust forward from his shoulders,
peering Into the lawyer's face. Htruvy
tore Inell'ecliiiilly at the Iron arm which
was squeezing his life out, while for
endless minutes the other leaned hU
weight against him, his Idle hand be
him! Ids buck, his lees brace 1 like
stone coIum-ih as he watched his vic
tim's struvrlcs abate.
Stnte forg'U and wrenched while
his brealh caught In his tlr-oat with
horrid, sickening .')un's, but gi (dually
I eyes rolled farther and farther buck
. . they slnred out of his biack'Mied
visage, straight up toward the ceiling,
t.nv.ml the hole through which ('Ion
is tor piored. Ills struggles loosened,
his chin sagged, and his tongue pro
truded, then he sat louse and still. The
pDilllclau flung him out Into the room
so that he fell limply upon his face,
then slo.ul watching him. I'MnnMy, Me
X.imara passed out of the watcher's
vl lo!i. rel".ni!ng with a water bucko!.
Willi hi; foot he rolle.l the unconscious''
wretch upon lih hack, then drenched
him. Replacing the pall, he seated
himself. IK a cigar and watched the
return of life into his victim, lie
made iio nioe. even to drag hlni from
the pool hi which he lay.
Struve groaned and shu Idered, twist
ed to his side, and at last sat up weak
ly. In his eyes there was now a great ,
terror, while In place of his drunken- j
i less was only fear and falntness ab
ject roar or Ilia groat bu'k that sit and
smoked and stared at him so Il-.hily.
lie fell uncertainly of bis throat and
"Why did you do that'.'" lie wills
pored, but the other made no sign. Hi
tried to r'se. lint hi knee ro'.ixod.
He staggered and fell. At last he
gilnod h's t'et and mai'o IVr Hi door.
Then, when Lis hand was on the kmli.
McXaimira spoke thr.Mih his teeth,
without removli.g h!s e aur.
"Don't eve- talk about her again.
She I; gilng to marry n:t."
When lie was abne. ho looked curl-
oudy up at the ce'I
over 1 ' ; head.
"The rats ere thick In till-; shack," ho
mined. "S -ems to me I hoard whole
swarm of thorn."
A few moments later a llgv.ie crept
thrmgh the boo In th ro ' if tle
hou-o next door and thence down Into
lh. stro't. .V block ahead was the
slow moving irni of Attirney ftruve.
Had a Mtrangor met theiu bo!!i he
would not have known -v!i" it or the
two had felt at his throat the clutch of
a strangler, for each was drawn and
haggard and swayed as l.e went.
Glonlstor unconsciously turned to
ward his tal.lu. but at Icivlir; the
lighted streets the thought or its dark
noss and .silence made him shudder.
Not now! Ho could not bear that still
ness and the company or his thoughts.
He dared not be alone. Doxtry would
be downtown undoubtedly, an 1 he. too. i
must get into the light an 1 turmoil.
He licked his lips and fotuivl that they
were cracked and dry.
At rare Intervals during the past
yours he had staggered In from a longi
march where for hours he had waged a
bitter war with cold and hunger, his
limbs clumsy with fatigue, his gar
ntents wet and stllT, his mind slack and
su)lun. At Btieli extreme seasons ho
had felt a consuming thirst, n thirst
which burned and scorched until his
very Iwncs cried out feverishly not
a thirst for water or a thirst which
eaten snow could quench, but n sav
age yearning of his whole exhausted
system for some stimulant, for some
coursing fiery fluid that would burn
and strangle, a thirst for whisky, for
brandy! Honiembering thoso occasion
al ferocious desires, he had become
charitable to such unfortunates as wore
too weak to withstand similar tempta
tions. Now with a shock he caught himself
In the grip of a thirst as Insistent as
though the cold bore down and the
weariness o' endless heavy miles wrap
ped hhn about. It was no foolish wish
to drown his thoughts or to banish
the grief that preyed upon him. but
only thirst, thlrst-ti crying, trembling,
physical lust to quench the Arcs that
burned Inside, lie remembered that
It hud been more than a year since
he had tasted whisky. Now the fever j
of the past few hours had parched his
As he elbowed In through the crowd'
nt the Northern those next him made!
room at the bar, for Ihey recognized j
the hunger that poors thus from men's
faces. Their manner' recalled Glenls
tor to his senses, and he wrenched
himself away. This was not some soil-
tury, snow banked roiidhonse. IT
would not stand ami soak himself
shoulder to shoulder with stovedoros
and longshoremen. This ivus some
thing to be douo In secret, llu had
no pride in It. The man on his right
raised ii, ylass nnd the young inuni
UtirUm W1f SV- ft rmnZfimmmfltoi frMmv''
"Well, so fihe hns, but what of It?
I'm thirsty. She's going to marry Mc
Naiuara. I've boon a fool." Ho :: l
his teeth anil reached for the drink
with which the lxy had returnei
"McNainara Is a crook, but he'd a
man, anil he never drank a drop In lily
life" The,. girl Hiihl It cas'iiull... e eu . ,
but the other stopped the glass half
way to his lips.
"Well, wlmt of It? Go on. You're
good at W. C. T. U. talk. Virtue be
She Hushed, but continued: "It sbt'ply
occurred to mo that If you aren't t"ong
onoi'gh to handle your own throat,
you're not strong enough to beat a man
who has mustered his."
(Jlen.stor looked at the whisky a mo
ment, then sot It back on the t-ay.
"Itrlng two lemonades," he !' I. and
with a laugh which was half a sob
Cherry Mulatto leaned forward and
"You're too good a man to drink.
Now, toll mo all about It."
"Oh. It's too long! I've Just learned
that the girl Is In. hand an 1 g!oo.
with the Judge and McN'anrira-that's
all. She's an advance ag nt their
lookout. She brought In Iholr Instruc
tions to Struve and p"rsu:idcl Hex and
me to let them Jump our claim. She
got us to trust In the 1-uv and in her
uncle. Yes, she hypuotivd v p-vi-erly
out of mo and give It to b ' ver,
this ward politician. Oh, she's rniooth,
with alt her Innocence! Why, when
she smiles, she make you ".' 1 and
g.uid and warm, and her o,vm are as
honest and clear as a m i; ..t.iln pool,
but she's wrong sli.-'s wrong--an. 1
gro-it God! how 1 love her'" He drop
pod lil- " c Into Mi ban !s.
When she hail pleaded with hlni for
hluo'elf a moiiH nt bofoie cherry Ma
lot t was genitive and glr'Nh. but now
as he spoke thus of the other woman n
cm. in ,-o came- over her which he w.i.i t i.
disturbed to note. She took on the
subtleness that masked her as a rule,
and her eyes were not pleasant.
"I could have told you all that and.
"More! What more?" lie questioned.
"Do you remember when I warmid
you and Doxtry that they were coming
"You're too ijoml a viun to (Zrn7c."
to search your cabin for the gold?
Well, that girl put them on to you.
I found It out afterward. She keeps
the keys to McNamara's safety vault
where your dust lies, and she's the one
who handles the Judge. It Isn't Mc
Nainara at all." The woman lied
easily, fluently, and the man believed
strangled ii madness to tear It from his
hands. Instead, he hurried back to
the theater and up to a box, where he
drew the curtains.
"Whisky!" he said thickly to the
waiter. "Bring It to me fast. Don't
you hear? "Whisky!"
Across the theater Cherry Malotte
had soon him enter and jerk the cur
tains together. She arose and wont to
hlni. entering without ceremony.
"What's the matter, boy?" she ques
tioned. "Ah, I'm glad j-ou came. Talk to
"Thank you tor your few well chosen
remarks," she laughed. "Why 'don't
you ask me to spring some good, origi
nal jokes? You look like the finish to
n six day go-as-you-please. What's
She talked to him for a moment until
the waiter entered. Then, when sho
saw what ho bore, sho snatched tho
glass from the tray and poured the
whisky on the floor. Glonlstor was on
his feet and had her by the wrist.
"Whnt do you mean?" he said rough
ly. "It's whisky, boy," she cried, "and
you don't drink!"
"Of course It's whisky! Bring mo an
other!" he shouted at the attendant.
"What's tho matter?" Cherry Insist
ed. "I never saw you act so. You
know you don't drink. I won't let you.
It's booze booze, I tell you, lit for fools
and brawlers. Don't drink It, Roy.
Are you In trouble?"
"I say I'm thirsty and I will have It!
How do you know what It Is to smolder
Inside and feel your veins burn dry?"
"It's something about that girl." the
woman said, with quiet conviction.
"She's double crossed you."
Tho Kind You Havo Always Bought, ami which hits been
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0 and has been made tinder his por-
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What is CASTOR I A
Cnsloria is a harmless Bubstitul-o for Castor OH, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is JMeastint. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. J ts ago is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Foverishncss. jit cures Disirrlaea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, euros Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates tho Food, regulates tho
.Stomach and Uowols, giving healthy a. id natural sleep.
Tho Children's Panacea Tho Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORSA AI.WAY
The KM Ton tee Always BougM
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ReHidenue: Pir-t door south of
Rod Cloud Mill, 101 South Webster
C'nu Iio found at home every fore
noon. Tortus reasonable.
When you do hungry und
want soniethiK nice in the
meat lino, drop into my
market. We havo the nicest
and meats, fish, and game
lu season. We think, and
almost know, that we ran
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Suro to Civo Satisfaction.
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and drives nway a Cold in tli- lit-ml qiiichly.
Tti-storps tho KciiMN of Tn-lo nnd Kmcll.
Kav to hkc. Coutniim no iiijiui .us driiKn
Applied into tho lhwtrils and nhorbed.
Lnrjjo Size, fiO cents at DruistB or hv
muil Liquid Cream Balm lor use in
ntomizors, 75 tontH.
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. - ..e :o ti .'
' :arrs 1.0.... . their zcix
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Iwhica tell ct jircmaturc oldi
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fi:ca iu yuur own nanas.
KCum the disease that causes!
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irrtiiinlri ImurUnt ktuwIIi.
Nt?v?r .lal' to Hctoro Ory
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