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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 31, 1908)
By REX E. BEACH.
Copyright. 10 0 3. by Rex E. Dcncti.
SECRETARY RECORDS RE8ULTS
Cr AMERICAN OCCUPATION.
(Continued from last week.
"Had! I li:ul you sized tit the
Bliirl, hut Roy couldn't see l(. Tliou
Wntvo told me wluil I hadn't guessed.
A liotllo of wine, a woman, ami Hint
fxI will loll all ho knows. It's a groat
game MeNu muni's playing, ami lio did
well to got you la on It. for you're
clever, your nerve Is good, and your
makeup Is groat for I lie pari. 1 ought
to know, for I've lurnod a few tricks
myself. Vtiu'll pardon lids lltllo hurst
of fool I up professional pique. I'm
Jealous of your ability, that's all. How
over, now that you realize wo'ro in the
name class, don't look down on mo
hereafter." She opened the door and
bowed her gncht out with elaborate
Helen was too bewildered and hu
inillaled lo make much out of this
virions ami Incoherent attack ccepl
the fact that Cherry Malolte accused
her of a part in this conspiracy which
every one seemed to believe existed.
I lore again was that hint of corrup
tion willed she encountered on all
nidus. This might le merely a worn
nil's jealousy, and et she said Stiuve
hail (old her all about it that a hoi
tie of wine and a pretly face would
make the lawyer disclose everything
Kho could believe It from what she
know and had heard of him. The
feeling that sho was groping in the
dark, that she was wrapped in a mys
terious woof of secrecy, came over her
again as II had so often of late, if
Struve talked to that oilier woman.
viiiy wouldn't ho talk to herV She
paused, changing her directum to j
ward Kront street, revolving rapidly
In her mind as she went her course of ,
action, ('berry Malotte believed her
to be an actress. Very well, she would
prove her judgment right.
Jibe found Strove busy In bis priate
ollice, but. he leaped to his feet on her
entrance and came forward, offering
her a chair.
"O'ood morning. Miss Helen. Vou
have a lino color, considering the night
you passed. The judge told me all
about the affair,, ami let me slate Hint
you're the pluckiest girl I know."
She Smiled grimly at the thought of
what Hindu her cheeks glow and lan
guidly loosened the buttons of her
"1 suppose you're very busy, you
lawyer man'.'" who inquired.
"Yes. but not 100 busy to attend to
anything you want."
"Oh, I didn't come on business."
Him said lightly. "I was out. walking
and merely sauntered in."
"Well, I appreciate thai all Hie
more," lie said In an altered tone,
twitiliug his chair about. "I'm more
Ihan delighted." She judged she was
getting on well from the way his pro
fessionalism had dropped off.
"Ves, I get tired of talking to uncle
and Mr. MoNnniara. They treat me
as though 1 were a Utile girl."
"When do you take Hie fatal step?"
"What step do you mean':"
"Your marring. When does It oc
cur? You needn't hesitate," he added.
"McNanutra told me about II a mouth
He felt, his throat gingerly a I the
thought, but his eyes brightened when
udo answered lightly:
"I think you are mistaken, lie must
have been joking."
Kor Rome time she led hint on adroit
ly, talking of many things in a way to
make him wonder at her new and dip
paut humor. Tie had never dreamed
she could be like this so hintali'higl)
elose to familiarity and yet. so madden
ingly aloof and distant, lie grew bold
er in his speech.
"How are tilings going with us':" she
questioned as his warmth' grew pro
nounced. "Uncle won't talk, and Mr.
McNnmara is as elose mouthed a can
He looked at her quickly. "In what
She summoned up her on u rage ami
walked past the ragged edge of uncer
tainty. "Now, don't you try to keep me In
ndort dresses too. It's gelling wear!
Koine. I've done my part, anil 1 waul
to know what the rest of you are do
ing." She wan prepared for any an
Mwor. "What do ymi want to know?" he
"Everything. Don't you think I can
hear what people are saying?"
"Oh, that's It! Well, don't you pay
nny attention to what people say."
She recognized her mistake and con
"Why shouldn't I? Aren't we all In
this together? I object to being used
and then discarded. I think I'm enti
tled to know how the sehuiuo Is work
ing. Don't you think I can keep my
"Of course," he laughed, trying to
change the. subject of their talk. Hut
me arose and leaned against Hie desk
near hltn, vowing that she would not
leave the ollleo without piercing some
part of tins mystery. Ills maiuiei
strengthened her suspicion that there
was something behind it all. This dis
sipated, brilliant creature knew the sit
uation thoroughly, and yet, though
swayed by her efforts, he remained
chained by caution. She leaned for
ward and smiled ur him.
"You're Just like the others, aren't
you? You won't give me any satisfac
tion at all."
"(ilto, give, give," said Struve cyn
ically. "That's always the woman's
cry. Cllve me this give me that. Self
ish sex! Why don't you offer some
thing hi return? Men are traders;
women usurers. You are, curious;
hence miserable. I can help you. there
fore I should do It for a smile. You
ask me to break my promises and risk
my honor on your caprice. Well, Hint's
womanlike, and I'll do it. I'll put my
self In your power, but I won't do It
gratis. No: we'll trade."
"It isn't curiosity," she denied in
dignantly; "it Is my due."
"No; you've beard the common talk
and grown suspicious, that's all. You
think t know something that will
throw a new light or a new shadow
on everything you have in the world,
and you're worked up to such a con
dition Hint you enn't take your own
people's word; and, on the other hand,
you can't go to strangers, so you come
to me. Suppose I loll you I had the
papers you brought to me last spring
in that safe and that they told the
whole story whether your uncle !
unimpeachable or whether he deserveo
hanging by tlia' iiel what would yo:i
do, ob? What would you give to see
Ihem? Well, they're there and readv
lo speak for themselves. If you're a
woman you won't lost till jou've soo.i
them. Win you trade?"
"Yes, yes! (Jive thorn to uie." she
cried eagerly, at willed a wave of
crimson rushed up to his eyes and he
rose abruptly from his chair. He made
toward her, but she retreated to the
wall, pale and wide eyed.
"Can't you vee." sho Hung at him,
"thai. I must know?"
He paused. "Of course I can, but
I want a kiss to bind the bargain -to
apply on account." lie reached for
her hand with his own hot one, but
she pushed him away and slipped past
him toward the door.
"Suit yourself," said he. "hut if I'm
not mistaken you'll never rest till
you've seen those papers. I've studied
you, and I'll place a bet that you can't
marry MeXamara or look your uncle
in the eye till you know the truth.
You might do either If you knew them
to be crooks, but you couldn't If you
only suspected .It that's the woman.
When you get ready, come back. I'll
show you proof, because I don't claim
to be anything but what I am Wilton
Struve, bargainer of some mean abil
ity. When they come to inscribe my
headstone I hope they can carve there
on with truth, 'He got value re
ceiied.'" "You're a panther," she said loath
ingly. "(Iracoful and elegant brute, that,"
he laughed. "Affectionate and full of
play, but with sharp teeth and sharper
daws. To follow out the Idea, which
pleases me, I believe I he creature, owes
no loyalty to its fellows, and limits
alone. Now, when you've followed this
conspiracy out and placed the blame
where It belongs, won't you come and
(ell me about It? That door leads Into
an outer hall which opens into the
si root. No one will see you come or
As she hurried along she wondered
dazedly why she had stayed to listen
so long. What a monster he was! His
meaning was plain, hud always been
so from the first day he laid eyes on
dor, iiud he was utterly conscienceless.
She had known all this; and yet, in her
proud, youthful coutldciicc, and In her
need, every hour more desperate and
urgent, to know the truth, she had
dared risk herself with him. Withal,
the man was shrewd and observant
and had divined her menial condition
with remarkable sagacity. She had
failed Willi him: but the kill now knew
that she could never rest till she found
l an answer to dor questions. Site must
Kin mis suspicion inai ate into nor so.
She thought tenderly of her uncle's
goixlncsH to her, clung with despairing
faith to Hie last of her kin. The blood
lies of the Cheslers were close and
she felt In dire need of that lost brother
who was somewhere lu tills mysterious
land need of some one In whom ran
the strain Unit hound her to the weak
old man up yonder. There was Mc-
Vfintiirn Km litu ntntil lw luilit lioi
Imjw much did she know of him. this
I , (Continued on page 0.)
Is Optimistic in High Degree, Even
Thoujn He Cannot Fix Time for
Lccidiing Independence of Islands.
PrcsiM-iit Gommcnas Report,
Wa.miiiu.ton, Jnn. 27. Nino yeara
after ino u.ittio oi Manila bay, Secre
tary Tail luioms trio risuits of the
American occupation ot tne urchlpel
u&,o and forecasts the luture oi the
Filipinos in an oxnauslive repoit,
transmitted to congress by the presi
dent, witu a letter wiltteu by the
chief executive, commending in tlio
highest tonus the socrotarj's conchi
slims. The president declines that
nun would have iohowed tho adoption
ot uny other policy towatds the Philip
pines than that outlined by William
McKlnloy and carried torward througn
those nine years, and asset ts t rhino,
pliuntly Hint tdere Is no brighter page!
In history than that dealing with the
relations between tho strong and the
weak In those Islands, lie adds that
the Filipinos "havo yet a long way to
travel betore they will bo lit for com
plete self government."
Secretary Tail's repot t records his
obsoivntlons on Ins iccent visit to
tho Islands to tho extent of nearly
eighty pi luted pages. Uenorally
speaking, the secretary Is optimistic
in a high degree in treating of tills
subject, oven though he cannot (lx a
time for declining the Independence oi
the islands. In ansWer to the critics
who duvo made "tho most astounding
and unfair statements in respect to
the cost to the United States of the
Philippines,", ho figures out a lota! an
nual expenditure of $G.()ul).OU0, and ho
vigorously, denies the failure of the
Philippine policy. Ho says that great
changes have occurred In the Islands.
The people are now anxious to havo
tho American soldiers retained. There
Is a high standard of administration of
Justice. Nothing is more popular
than the constabulary. Thou- are no
questions between the government and
the Roman Catholic church, unless the
Aglipynn schism can bo said to be In
volved. Peace prevails in a greater'
degree than over before in the his
tory of tho Islands. The magnificent
Uenguot road is now jubtllled by the
The secretary is willing to limit the
amount of sugar and tobacco that can
bo exported to the United States. He
predicts a development of hiutliioss
within twenty-five years that will
make tho Filipinos themselves stand
high in the world's Industrial popula
tions. His recommendations are that
Philippine products bo admitted into
tho United States free of duty ami
reasonable limitations; that piesent
restrictions lie removed on tho acqui
sition of mining property; that the
Philippine government bo authorized
to conduct an agricultural bank, and,
finally, that tho islands ho exempted
from the operations of tho coast wise
Feet of the Ancient Greeks.
A walk through the lirltisli museum
and a close examination of the pedal
extremities of aucieiiL ail there show
they are all bad about the root. "Tho
Disk Thrower." a celebrated specimen,
has particularly bad examples of In
cipient bunion Joints. If the foot of
the Farnoso Apollo, used as a model
lu most art schools, represents the foot
of tho average Greek corns and bun
Ions must have been common In that
classical country. British Shoemaker.
Rotation of Crops.
It seems that every force in nntnre
Is trying to compel the farmer to prac
tice a rotation of crops. If corn Is
grown for several years on the smiie
plat, the laud will be Infected with all
manner of Insects, from the rool worm
and louse to the Insect that oats tho
tassel. The farmer who grows wheat
year after year on tho satno plat of
ground has the Hessian lly and the
chinch bug to contend with: cotton
planter and tobacco planter havo each
Insects to llgdt and fungoiH diseases to
overcome because one crop has been
grown continuously for tt number of
years on the same plat. If rotation Is
practiced those Insects and diseases
may be laid in check. If relation Is
uol followed no remedy will destroy
or overcome them. Southern Cultiva
tor. In tho Zoo.
"Come on." said the llrst lien as lie
hopped from the brown bear's left fore
leg. "Come over and Join tne at n
short game of golf!"
"Coif!" exclaimed the second (lea.
hastily taking a bile at Hie hyena.
"Whore In the realm of the skies ate
wo to play golf?"
"Why." said the llrst ilea, smiling,
"over on tho lynx, of course." London
His Concession. , ,
Miss Snlllo Miller, the acknowledge
hollo of tho town, had fewer homis'
than were her duo. This was nwlnn
lo her father's peculiar aversion lo all
yotttij', men who called on his daugh
ter. He had a disconcerting way of
taking possession of the porch ami
fituibblng her callers wdllo they wero
waiting for her lo come down.
One evening Newton Hrown, a bash
ful young Hwaln, came a trltle too ear
ly for MIrs Salllo. Mr. Miller and
Newton's father were close friends,
hut the boy bad grown so rapidly
that the old gentleman did not recog
nlze little Newt lirowu lu (his tall,
gawky youth. "It looks as If It might
rain," I lie young fellow ventured Mm
"'Taln't a-goln' to rain," was Mm
For about a quarter of an hour they
sat lu silence. Finally the old man's
curiosity got the bettor of him.
"Who are you, anyway?" he growl
ed. "Newton Itrown, sir."
"What! Not old .lake Ilrown's son?"
"Well, well," M-.it! Mr. Miller morn
kindly; "It may rain; It. may rain."
13 very body's Magazine.
A mustard plaster Is not a very poetic
Mi. did you ever bear money talk?" HU,I(.t:,'; but. ah. how warmly If nj
..?mS". ..... .. 'peals to a man's feelings! Plillndel-
'"V11'. s"y? ' Pliln luqulrer
" 'Koodhv" " F.vohnngo. . -
The Earnest Word.
"You never can tell," observed Uncle
Allen Sparks, "what lasting results
may be accomplished by an earnest
word spoken at tho right time. Many
a man has had the shape of hiu uoso
changed for life by calling another
man a liar." Chicago Tribune.
Equal to the Occasion.
Some lime ago u friend of initio got
a curious present from u son ctiptnln.
It was a line specimen of the bird
which sailors call tho "laughing Jack
ass," and he was a little proud of It
Ab bo was carrying it home ho mot a
brawny Irish navvy, -who slopped and
"Phwnt kind or a burrd Is that,
"That's a laughing Jackass," explain
ed my friend genially.
The Irishman, thluklug he was be
ing made fun of, was equal to tho oc
casion and responded, with a twinklo
in tho eye:
"It's not yorsllf; IPs the burrd 01
mane, sorr."- London Answers.
A Paris shopkeeper wrote to one of
his customers as follows:
"1 am able to offer you cloth like tho
inclosed sample at !) francs Hie meter.
In ease I do not bear from you 1 shall
conclude that you wish to pay only i$
fraues. I u order to lone no time, 1 ac
cept the last mentioned price."
There Is no dish In the world that so
rigidly requires to be eaten hot as
Kteak. Some wag has said: "A cold
cup of coffee, cold batter cakes, tho
cold shoulder, a cool reception all are
Tolerable we can use philosophy and
forget them but a cold steak Is abom
inable. It Is barbarous."
We are often asked the above
question, and our answer lias in
variably been that no medicine
that gives satisfactory results
could be fraudulent. We could
not ni'l'urd to sell fraudulent medi
cines. Our business depends on
pleased customers in fact any
business docs. Therefore, we
would take an enormous risk did
we not fulfil every promise made
our customers. We are very care
ful of what we guarantee, and
when we do guarantee an article
we must know it pretty well
what it contains and how it is
made. We have in mind the Rex
all line of remedies, particularly
Rexall Mueu-Tone, of which we
are sailing large quantities at this
time of the year. Mucu-Toue is
one article that we can recommend
over our counter and know that
ninety-eight per cent, of its pur
chasers are going to be benefited
and will return lo our store
pleased customers. Mucu-Toue
is a positive cure for internal
scrofula or what is commonly
called Catarrh. It is without a
doubt the peer of all tonics for
any one who is suffering from a
run-down condition, can't work,
feels constantly tired or suffering
from the more plainly described
symptoms of Catarrh such as
stopping of the nose, cold in the
head or bad cough."
It must be remembered that Ca
tarrh is not confined to the nose
and throat. It usually starts
there, but it leads more often to
serious trouble, particularly the
wasting of tissues, as in the case
of little Miss Dillon, of Albany.
Here is a letter from her father :
1 "My little girl bad catarrh so
badly that the disease had begun
to eat into the cartilage of the
nose. Snuffs and instruments
failed to do more than give tem
porary relief. I saw the adver
tisements of Rexall Mucu-Tone.
but 1 could not believe that any
thing taken in the stomach could
cure the sore membranes of the
nose. However, I took advan
tage of your free trial offer and
my girl began taking your remedy
according to directions, f want
to say right here that Mucu-Tone
is certainly the greatest medical
discovery of the times, and to
thanlc you for the liberal offer
that first induced tne to give it a
trial. Muco-Tonc has cured my
daughter's catarrh completely.
Tbe discharge has stopped alto
gether, and her breath is as sweet
as can be. Again thanking you,
Matt. Dli.on. 24 N. Swan St.,
Albany, N. Y."
We are selling a large trial bot
tle of Mucu-Tone for fifty cents
on the famous Rexall guarantee
of your money back if you are not
' satisfied. Wc promise that one
bottle will put flesh on your bones
and bring new vitality lo your
The United D r it
turers of the Hcxall
Remedies for whose
p r c p a r a t i o 11 s wc arc
agents in this city, make
ax) remedies, one for
1 ach ill. Iacli one h
i specially prepared to
cure one disease, and
that only. This is- .in
age of --peeialists. You
don't contract with a
plumber to build your
whole house, do joii?
Why should you contract
w i t h one proprietary
medicine to cure all your
Oftentimes ynu run
across a building con
tractor who lias a sepa
rate plumbing depart
ment, liis own plastering
department, and ; on,
all of which dovetail to
gether and build the
house. This is just what
the United Drug Com
pany is doing for you
in the medicine line,
i law have cut down
profit's; tii'y itihiiuhc
lure Revall Remedies for
over j.ooo retail druggists-.
are the only intermediate
profit that stand between
The United Drug Com
pany mid the patient.
Could the United Drug
Company, of which wo
arc a member, afford to
make one poor medicine
in this line? Does not
common sense tell you
that one poor medicine
would ruin the sale of
the other 199 prepara
tions? If you bought a
Rexall preparation and it
didn't do for you what
wc claim it will, would
you buy another one of
our articles? Wc believe
not. Therefore each
preparation must he good
it is good. Wc who
arc in the drug business
know the formulas of
these Rexall prepara
tions. Wc believe in
them so implicitly that
wc stand back of them,
with our guarantee to
refund you your money
if they do "not benefit
Rexall Cherry Juice,
large bottle, 25c.
infi other Rexall Rem
edies for 196 oilier ailments.
The H. B. Grice Drug Co.,
THE REXALL. STORE.
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