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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 31, 1908)
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Khntfow of her now HUHplelont 3
Fccllns almost Intolerably friendless
nnd nlone, weakened both by her re
mit fright and by her encounter with
Huruve, ITolen considered an calmly uh
her einollnua would allow and decided
that tills wan no day In which pride
tdiould figure. Then; wore factH which
It was Imperative she should know,
nnd Itmnedlately; therefore, a few mln
utCH later, hIio knocked at the door of
When the girl appeared. Helen was
astonished to $w that she had been
crying. Tciim burn hottest and leave
plalnoHt trace In eyes where they come
most Holdout. The younger girl could
not gtioKH the tumult of epiotlon the
other had undergone during her ah
f.onctf, the utter depth of Keif abase
menl she had fathonio.l, for the sight
of Helen and her frcHh young beattly
had aroused In the adventuress a very
tempest of bitterness and Jealousy.
Whether Helen Chester wore guilty or
innocent, how could Cloulster hesitate
between them? Cherry had asked her
brtf. Now she stared at her visitor In
hospitably and without sign.
"Will you let tne come In?" Helen
iisked her. "I have something to say
When they were Inside, Cherry Ma
lotto Blood and gazed at her visitor
to think of
with nscnilablo eyes and stony face.
"It Isn't easy for tue to route back."
Helen began, "but I felt that 1 had to.
It you can help me, I hope you will.
Yoii said Unit you knew a great wrong
was being done. 1 have suspected It.
but I didn't know, and I've been afraid
to doubt my own people. Von said 1
bad a part hi itthat I'd betrayed my
friends. Walt a moment," she hurried
on, at the other's cynical smile. "Won't
you tell mo what you know and what
von think my part has been? I've
heard and seen things that make me
think oh, they make me afraid to
think, and yet I can't find the truth!
Von see, in a struggle like this, people
will make all sorts of allegations, but
do they know, have they any proof,
that my uncle has done wrong?"
"Is that all?"
"No. You said Strove told you the
whole scheme. I wont to him and
tried to cajole the story out of him.
but" She shivered at the memory,
"What success did you have?" in
quired the listener, oddly
all her cold dislike.
"Don't ask me. I hate
Cherry laughed cruelly. "So, fallin
there, you came back to tne, back for
another favor from the waif. Well,
Miss Helen Chester, I don't believe
u word you've said, and I'll tell you
nothing. Go back to the uncle and the
rawboned lover who sent you, and In
form Ihotit that I'll .speak when the
time comes. They think I know too
much, do (hey? so they've sent you to
spy? Well, I'll make a compact. You
play your game, and I'll play mine.
Leave Glenlster alone, and I'll not tell
on McNamara. Is it a bargain?"
"No, no, no! Can't you see? That's
not it. All 1 want Is the truth of this
"Then go back to Stitive and get It.
He'll tell you; I won't. Drive your bar
gain wllh bint -you're able. You've
fettled better men-now, see what you
can do with him."
Helen left, realizing the futility of
further effort, though she fell that this
woman did not really doubt her, but
was scourged by jealousy till she de
liberately chose, this attitude.
Iteachiug her own hone. she wrote
two brief notes and called in her Jap
hoy from the kitchen
"Kred, I want you to hunt up Mr.
Cilenister and glvo him this note. If
you can't find him, then look for his
partner iiml give the other to him."
Kred vanished, to return in an hour
with the letter for Dextry still In hi?
"I don" cateh dis feller," he explain
ed. "Young mans say he gone, come
back luebbe one, two, Movon days."
"Did you deliver the one to Mr. filen-Ister?"
"Was there an answer?
"Well, give It to me."
The note read:
IVur Alls I'lionlor- A (HhciikhIihi of u
Tnittti'i' .ho familiar to oh both as tins Am II
c.vek coutroversr would bo UhHcHH. If
your Inclination Is iltx to tint IniMilcntu of
hist iilcbt, pray don't trouble yourself
We don't want your pity. I urn your son
ant. HOY GI.KN18TER.
As she read the note, .lodge Sllllniau
entered, and it seemed to the girl that
he had aged a year for every hour in
the last twelve, or else the yellow aft
ernoon light limned the sagging hol
lows and haggard lines of his face
most pitilessly, lie showed in voice
and manner the nervous burden under
which he labored.
"Alec has told me about .our en
gagement, and it lifts a terrible load
from me. T'm nilghly glad you're going
to marry him. He's a wonderful man.
and bo's the only one who can save
What do oii mean by lliat? What
are we .in danger of?"
soldiers guarding (lie house horeuf lor."
Why they won't hurt us"
"Tut, tut! I know what I'm talk
ing about We're In worse danger
now than ever, and If we don't break
up those TlKlhintea there'll be blood-shed-tliat's
what They're a menace,
and they're trying to force me off the
bench ho they can take the law into
their own hands again. That's what 1
want to see you about. They're plan
ning to kill Alec and me- so he says
and we've got to uct quick to prevent
murder. Now, this young (llenister Is
one of them, and lie knows who the
rest ure. Do you think you could got
him to talk?"
"I don't think I quite understand
you," said the girl, through whitening
"Oh, yes, you do. I want the names
of the ringleaders, so that I can Jail
them. You can worm It out of that fel
low If you try."
Helen looked at the old man In n hor
ror that at first was dumb. "You ask
this or me?" she demanded hoarsely
"Nonsense." he said Irritably. "Tills
Isn't any tltno for silly scruples. It's
life or death for me, maybe, and for
Alec too." He wild tho last craftily,
hut she stormed at him:
"It's Infamous! You're asking me to
betray the very man who saved us
not twelve hours ago. lie risked his
life .for us."
"It Isn't treachery at all. It's pro
tectlon. If we don't get them, they'll
get us. I wouldn't punish that yoime
fellow, but I want the others. Come
now, you're got to do It"
ltut she s-;ld "No" llrmly, and quietly
went to her own room, where, behind
the locked door, she sat for n long time
staring with unseeing eyes, her hands
tight clinched In her lap. At last she
"I'm ufraid It's true. I'm afraid it's
She remained hidden during the
"That's too had." cue -all. " e
mistook you for" And the nth :
broke In sharply. "You'd better run
along. We're waiting for some o".e."
Helen hastened back by the roti'e 'ie
had come, knowing thai the-e wir "MM
time, ami that as yet her uncle'" o''d
Harles had not laid hands upon C,!o'
Ister. She had overheard the .Hid 'o
nnd MoNntnnra plotting to drag the
town with a force of deputies, so " i
not only her two friends, but even
mnti suspected of being a vlgl'ante
The victims were to be Jailed uifh'Tt
bond, without reason, without Juslice
while the mechanism of the court was
to be Juggled In order to hold then
until fall. If necessary. They had -mid
that the olllcers were already busy. m
haste was a crying thing. S d
down tho dark streets toward the Ino so
of Cherry Malotte. but found no light
nor answer to her knock. She was dis
tracted now, and knew not where to
seek next among the thousand spots
which might hide the man she wanted.
What chance had she against tho post-e
sweeping the town from end lo end?
There was only one; he might be nt
the Northern theater. Even so. she
could not reach him. for she dared not
go there herself. She thought of Fred,
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dinner hour, nnd pleaded a 'headache
when McNamnra called In the early
evening. Although she had not seen
him since ho left her the night before,
bearing her Inelt promise to wed him,
yet how could she meet him now with
the conviction growing on her hourly
that he was a master rogue? She
wrestled with the thought that he and
her uncle, her own uncle who stood in
the place of a father, were conspira
tors. And yet, nt memory of the
Judge's cold blooded request that she
should turn traitress, her whole being
revolted. If he could ask a thing
like that, what other heartless, selfish
act might he not lie capable of? All
the long, solitary evening she kept her
room, but at last, fooling faint, slipped
down stairs In search of Fred, for she
had eaten nothing since her late break
fast. Voices reached her from the parlor,
and as she came to the last step sho
froze there In an attitude of listening
The first sentence she heard through
tho close drawn curtains banished all
qualms at eavesdropping. She stood
for many breathless minutes drinking
in the plot that came to her plainly
from within, then turned, gathered up
her skirts, and tiptoed back to her
room. Here she made haste madly,
tearing olT her house clothes and don
She pressed her face to the window
and noted that the night was like a
close hung velvet pall, without a slur
in sight. Nevertheless, she wound a
heavy veil about her hat and face be
fore she extinguished the lighl and
stepped Into the hull. Hearing McNu
uiara's "Good night" at the front door,
she retrealed again while her uncle
slowly mounted the stairs and paused
before her chanil)cr. He culled her
name softly, but when she did not an
swer continued on to Ids own. room.
When he was safely within she de
scended quielly. went out, and locked
the front door behind her, placing the
key In her Usom. She hurried now.
feeling her way through the I hick
gloom in a panic, while in her mind
was but one frightened thought:
"I'll be too late. I'll be too late."
EVEN after Helen had been out
for some time she could barely
see suiliclently to avoid colli
sions. The air, weighted by a
low hutiK roof of clouds, was sur
charged with the electric suspense
of an Impending storm, and seemed to
sigh and tremble at the hint of power
in leash. It was that pause before the
conflict wherein the night laid linuei
upon Its lips.
As the girl nea red Gleiiister's cabin
she was disappointed at seeing no light
there. She stumbled toward the door,
only to utter a half strangled cry as
two men stepped out of the gloom and
seized her roughly. Something cold
and hard was thrust violently against
her cheek, forcing her head back and
bruising her. She struggled and cried
"Hold on. It's a woman!" ejaculated
the man who had pinioned her arms,
loosing his hold till only a hand re.
malned on her shoulder. The other
lowered I lie weapon he had Jammed
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MeNainai-a's1 "Why, Miss Chester." he
avoldlnir dIseuHlou of
nniinuueemonr. I "Wlml imi you dolnu heiW
"Why, that mob. of course. They'll near etthif,' hurt."
coma bade. They said so. Hut Alec' "1 am bound for tho Wilson', but I
can handle tho commumlinK olllcer at must have lout, my way in the darh
the post, and. thanks to him. we'll hit ye ness. I think you have cut my face."
- - gj,,. controlled her fright llrmly
Sim frozr thvrv .a an altitude of Jiulni
her .lap Iwy. but there was no time.
Wasted inoiiMiit.s meant failure.
Hoy had once told her that he never
pnvo ui what he undertook. Very
well, kIio would show that even a lrl
may possess determination, this was
no time -for modesty or shriukim; Inde
cision, so she pulled the veil more
closely about her face and tixik her
pod name Into her bauds. She made
rapidly toward the lighted streets
which cast a skyward irlave and from
which through the breathless calm
aroe the sound of rarousal. Swiftly
she threaded the narrow alleys In
Fonrch of the theater's rear entrance,
for she dared not approach from tin
front. In this way she came into a
part of the camp which had lain hid
den from her until now and of the ex
istence . of which she had never
The vices of a city, however horrible,
are at least draped scantily by the
mantle of convention, but in a great
mining camp they stand naked and
without concealment. Here then,' were
rows upon rows of erlbllke houses clus
tered over lortuoiH. Ill lighted lanes,
like blow Hies swarming to an unclean
feast. From within came the noise of
ribaldry and debauch. Shrill laughter
mingled with coarse, maudlin songs,
till the clinging night reeked with
abominable revelry. The girl saw
painted creatures of every nationality
leaning from whitlows or beckoning
from doorways, while drunken men
collided with her, barred her course,
challenged her. and again and again
sho was forced to slip from their em
braces. At last the high bulk of the
theater building loomed a short, dis
tance ahead, ranting and frightened,
she tried the door with weak hands, to
And It locked. I-'roin behind it rose the
blare of brass and the sound of .sing
ing. She accosted a man who approach
ed her through the narrow alley, but. ho
had cruised from the charted course in
search of adventure and was not mind
ed to go In (ptcst of doormen; rather,
he chose lo sing a chantey, to the bibu
lous measures of which he Invited her
to dance with him. so she slipped away
till ho had teetered past, lie was some
longshoreman In that particular epoch
of bis inebriety where life had no bur
den save the dissipation of wages.
Keturulug, she pounded on the door,
possessed of the sense that the man
she sought was here, till at last it was
Hung open, framing the silhouette of a
shirt-sleeved, thick-set youth, who
"What 'u 'ell do you want to hull in
for while the show's on? (Jo round
front." She caught a glimpse of dis
ordered scenery, and before he could
slam the door in her face thrust a sil
ver dollar Into his hand, at the same
time wedging herself, into ine opening.
He pocketed the coin and the
clicked to behind her.
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