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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 14, 1908)
By REX E. BEACH.
: Copyright, 10 03. by Rex t. U e n e h . :-
loiitinucil limn last week.
fJIl.U'TEIt XVII I.
GLUMKTUIl did not wait Ion
after liis visitor's dopju lino,
llllt l'Xtlm,'UlnIleil till' Unlit,
locked thu door and bcRiin
litis further mlvonttircs of lids nlht.
The storm welcomed lilm with sulto
cntin,y; violence. 'kiitf: the very
brenlh from hs?N while the rain
heat lliioiit;ii till a tk'sli was cold
and nchliisi. lie thought with a paiitr
of the Kill faehn: this tcmiiiM, mnn
mt to meet the thousand perils of Hie
nljiht. And II temalned for him to
hoar his pail as she hole hers, null
hiKly. The last hour had added anoiher eml
inystoi ioim dauber to his full hums
uie. Could the Kid ho jealous of
flierry? Surely not. Then wh.it NfV
The tornado had dilven his trallr.
1o eoer. evidently, for the mi'.m-is
were xivcii oer to lis violence, and
Hoy eueoiintered no hostile hIki .1 In
was liulfeted from house to house lie
adventuied cautiously and yei with
haste, liinllnj; cerlnin homes where
thu marshals lnil heeu liefoie hint
peopled now 011I1 by frightened wives
and ehllilten. A sealteied few of the
vigilantes had been taken thus, while
Hie warring elements had procni"d
their families from spreading Hie
nlarm or vcnturlni; out for sin cor.
Those whom he was able to warn
dressed huriiedly. look their rllles and
went out Into the drifting ni;,rlit. Iea
inir empty cabins ami weeping women
The great fight was on.
Toward daylight the remnants of
the vigilantes straggled into the big
blank warehouse on the saudspH and
there beneath the smoking glare of
lanterns eiirsed the uaine of Mc"n
mara. As dawn grayed (lie ragged
.eastern skyline. l)elry and Slapjack
blew In through the spindrift, bringing
word from Cherry and lifting a load
from Glenlsler's mind.
There's a game girl," said the old
miner as he wrung out his clothes.
"She was half gone when she got to
us, and now she's waiting for tins storm
10 break so that she can come back."
"It's clearing up to the east." Slap
Jack chattered. "D'you Uttow I'm get-
11 n' so rheumatic that lee water don'r
fe,el coml'ortublc to 1110 no more."
- "Uiialie acid in the blood," said bet
Iry. "What's our nexT mover' he
awlvod. of his paitnor. "When do we
lung this politician? Seems like we've
uwl' enough nblcbodled piano movers
here 1o tie it can mi U lite whole inillii,
push the town site of Nome off the
map and Mart afieh."
"1 think we had better He low and
watch developments," the other e.m
Ikiued. "There's no telling what may
turn up during the day."
"That's right. Strangles Is like spir
its they woik best lu the dark."
As (lie day grew the storm died, leav
ing ramparts of clouds hanging sullen
ly above the ocean's rim, while thoe
skilled In weather prophecy foretold
the coming of the equinoctial. (11 Mc
Natuara's oilier there was ureal .stir
ami tlio coining of many men. The
boss sat In his chair, smoking countless
cigars, his big face set lu glim lines,
fels hard e.ic.s pccilng tluoiigh the p. ill
of blue' at those he questioned. lie
Avoiked the wires of his machine until
his dolls doubled and danced and twist
ed at his touch. After a gusty Ititer
lew he had dismissed Vomhecs with
a merciless tongue lashing, raging bit
terly at the man's failure.
"Vou're not tit to hold sheep. Tlurtv
met out all night and what do you
gel? A dozen mullet headed miners.
You bag the iniidhens and the !'
game runs to cover. I wanted lilenis
or, lint you let him slip through jour
lingers- now it's war. What a mess
you've made! ' If I had even one helper
with a brain the size of a flaxseed, this
game would be a gift, but you've bun
gled every move from the. start. Mali!
Put a spy Ju the bull pen with those
prisoners and make them talk. Of
fer them anything for Information.
Now get out!"
lie called for a ceitaln deputy and
questioned him regaidlng tht! nlght'rf
quest, leuiarklng finally:
"There. treachery somewhere. Tho.se
men were warned."
"Nobody c.inie near (Menlster's housts
except Miss Chester," the man replied.
"The judge's niece. Wo caught her
by niMiiKo in the dark."
Later, one of the uieii who had been
with Voorhees at the Northern asked
to see the reccivi r and told him:
"The chief won't believe that I saw
Miss Chester hi tho dance hall last
night, but she was there wltli (Meals
teiv She mt have pm him wise to
our game or he wouldn't, htivo known
we were after him."
Ills hearer matin no comment, hut
When alone, ro.se uViLl-Wil the. Hour.
Willi heavy treaa wTiile ills face pre
finvagj and brutal.
"S3 that's the game, eh? It's man
to man from now on. Very well, Glen
ister, I'll have your life for that, and
then you'll pay, Miss Helen." He
considered carefully. A plot for n
plot. Jf lie could not swap Intrigue
with those miners and beat them bad
ly, lie deserved to lose. Now that the
girl gave lieivlf to their cause, he
would use her again and see how well
ihe answered. Public opinion would
lot stand too 1:1 eat a strain, and al
though lie had acted within his right"
ast night, lie dared not go much fur
ther. Diplomacy therefore must serve.
Ho must force his enemies beyond the
law and Into his trap. She had passed
the word once. She wmihl do so again
lie hurried to Stillnian's house and
stormed Into the presence of thu Judge,
lie told the story so artfully that the
Judge's astonished unbelief .vb'lded to
rage and cowardice, anil he sent for
his niece. She came down, white and
silent, having heaiil the loud voices.
The old man berated her will shrew
ish fury, while McN'aninra stood silent.
The girl listened with entire self con
trol until her uncle made a reference
to (Menister that she found intolerable.
"Ilusli! I will not listen!" she cried
passionately. "I warned him because
.ou would have sacrificed him after lie
had saved our lives. Thai Is all. He
is an honest man. and I am grateful to
him. That Is the only foundation for
.McNamara, with apparent candor,
"You thought you were doing right,
of course, but .011r action will have
terrible consequences. Now voli have
riot, bloodshed and ho'ivou know-:
what. It was to save all this that I
wauled to break up their organization.
week's Imprisonment would h'ie
done II, but now they're armed and
belligerent, and we'll have a battle to
"No, no!" she cried. "There mustn't
be any violence."
"There is no use trying to check
them. They are rushing to their own
destrucfion. I have learned Ihat they
plan to attack the Midas tonight, and
I'll have fifty soldleis waiting fori hum
I hole. It is a shame, for they arc de
cent fellows blinded by tgfiorauco and
misled by that young miner. This will
be I lie blackest night the north has
Willi this McNiituara left the house
ami went in (search of Voorhees, re
marking to himself: "Now, Miss Helen,
send your warnlng-the soonerthe bet
ter. If I know those vigilantes, it will
set them crazy, and yet not, crazy
enough to attack the Midas. They will
si rll,e for ine, and when they hit my
poor unguarded oflicc. they'll think hell
has moved north."
"Mr. Marshal." said he to his tool,
"I waul you to gal her forty men quiet
ly and to arm them with Winchesters.
, They must be fellows who won't faint
at blood. You know the kind. Assem
ble them at my office after dark, one
at a time, b.v the back way. II must
be done with absolute secrecy. Now.
see if you can do this one thing and
not gel balled up. If you fall. I'll
make you answer to me."
"Why don't you get the troops?"
"If there's one thing I want to moid,
It's soldiers, either here or at the
mines. When they Mlep In, we step
out. and I'm not ready for that just
yel." The receiver smiled slulMorly.
Helen meanwhile had fled to her
room ami there received (lleulstei's
nolo through Cherry Malolte's mes
senger. It rekindled her worst fears
I and bore out MeNamara's prophecy.
The more she read of II the more
certain she grew that the crisis was
only a question of hours and that with
darkness tragedy would walk the
streets of Nome. The thought of the
wrong already done was lost In the
lonely girl's terror of the crime about
to happen, for it scorned her she had
1 been I lie Instrument to set these forces
j lu moduli, that she had loosed this
1 swui spcisuiig itvaiaiiciio in green,
hatred aud brutality. And when the
crash should come -Ihe girl shuddered.
It must not be. She would shriek a
warning from the housetops eon at
cost of her uncle, of McNamara and of
J herself. And yet she had 110 pioof that
1 a crime existed. Although It all lay
I clear lu her own mind, the certainty
of It arose only from her Intuition.
If ouly she weie able to take a hand
If only she were not a woman. Then
Cherry Malolte's words anent Struve
luetirrcil to her, "A bottle of wine and
a woman's face." They bnin"ht back
, the lawyer's assurance that those doc
uments she had safeguarded all
through the long springtime Journey
I really contained the jrroof. if they
did, then they held the power to check
this imuutulliig . contllct. Her updo
nna'tlio boss would not nnro contiTino
if threatened with exjiosure and prose
cution. Tho more she thought of It
tho more urgent scorned the necessity
to prevent tho battle of tonight. There
was a chance hero nt least, and tho
Adding to her mental torment was
this constant vision of that face in the
curlnins at tho Northern, it was her
brother, ,et what mystery shiouded
this affair also? What kept htm from
her? What caused him to slink away
like n thief discovered? She grow
dizzy and hysterical
Struve turned lu his chair as the
door to his private olllce opened, then
leaped lo his foot at slghl of the gray
eyed girl standing there.
"I came for the papers," she said.
"I knew you would." The blood went
out of his checks, then singed back up
to ills eyes. "It's a bargain then?"
She nodded. "C.lve them to me llrst."
Ho laughed unpleasantly. "What do
you lake me for? I'll keep my part of
the bargain If you'll keep jours. Mul
this Is no place, nor time. Theio's
riot In the air, and I'm busy preparing
for tonight. Come back tomorrow
when It's all over."
Put it was the terror of tonight's do
ings that led her Into his power.
"I'll never come back." she said. "II
Is my whim to know today -yes, at
He meditated for a time. "Then to
day it shall be. I'll shiiu the light,
I'll sacrilico what shreds of duly have
clung to 1110, because the fever for
you is in my bones, and It seems to me
I'd do murder for It. 'Ih.ii's the kind
of a man I am, and I liao no pride i 1
myself because of II. Mm I've always
been thai wily. We'll ilde to the Sign
of the Sled. It's a romantic lit He load
bouse ten miles from here, perched
high aboe the Snake rlvei trail. We'll
take dinner there together."
"Mut the papers?"
"I'll have Iheni with mo. We'll start
lu an hour."
"In an hour," shu oihuod lifelessly
aud left him.
lie (buckled grim I v and seized, the
The new Pure Food Law requires every pat
ent medicine manufacturer to tell just what dan
gerous drug is in his medicine. Certain period
icals interested in patent medicine reform have
declared that the formulas of many patent medi
cines will have to be changed before the manu
facturers will dare conform with this law. These
periodicals also declare that the public will never
know of these changes, and neer know what
these yuv4Aus formerly contained.
This suspicion, however, cannot rest upon Rex
all Remedies. You hae absolute proof that
Rexall Remedies have iiol been changed to con
form with the new Pure Pood Law, because you
knav the formulas of thcscrcmcd I s Jour years ago
The Rexall formulas were mrer seen. The
thousand Rexall druggists have always known all
the Rexall formulas and given them to eery cus
tomer who asked for them.
No one Rexall Remedy wis ever claimed to
be u "cure-all" each of the oUO remedies is de
signed to cure a, certain human ill and does it.
These 300 remedies were selected from among
thousands because they were the most reliable
and successful cures in the world. Far from
wishing to conceal die formulas of these remedies,
we are proud to tell just what thcy-nre, and al
ways have been.
That's where the Rexall plan goes further to
safeguard you than does the Pure Food Law.
liven now you'll only know the dangerous drugs
in other patent medicines, while you have alwas
been able to know the complete formulas of Rex
The Rexall guarantee has been the greatest
evidence of the .sincerity back of the Rexall Rem
edies. l;or four years Rexall druggists have
offered to return the money to any one who
brought back an empty Rexall bottle or package
and said they were not satisfied.
We, as one of the Rexall druggis's, feel a gen
uine satisfaction in having been able lo supply
this community for foui years with o?:e line i f
medicines which the United States Govern
ment by its new Piro Pood Law shows wi.re
aways made rthl and sold right and have de
served every bit of the faith you have had in
The Pure Food Law may necessitate change;;
in other medicines, but it only caucuses K.exall
The H. B. Qrice Drug Co.,
The Rexall Store
telephone. "Central call tins fctea
roadhouse seven rings on tho Snako
river branch. Hello! That you,
Shorl7.? This Is Struve. Anybody at
the house? (iooii. Turn mom away
If they como and say that jou're
I closed. None of your business. I'll
be out about dark, so havo dinner for
two. Spread yourself and keep tho
place clear. Uoodby."
' Slrcngthened by Gleulster's note,
I Helen went straight to the oilier wo-
I man and this time was not kept wall-
1 lug nor greeted with sneers, but found
I Cherry cloaked lu a shy dignity, which
she clasped tightly about hersolf. L'n
' dor her visitor's Incoherence she lost
j her dillldence, however, and, when
Helen had llnlshed, remarked, with de
cision: "Don't go with lilm. He's a
"Mut I niiisi. The blood of those men
will In1 on mo If I don't stop this trag
edy. If those papers loll the (alo I
think thej do, 1 au call oil' my imdo
aud make Me.S'niiiiirii liIvo back the
mines. You said Struve told you the
whole scheme. Did jolt see the proof?"
"No. I have only his wold, but ho
spoke of (hose documents ropealcdlj.
saying they contained his Instructions
lo tie up the mines In order lo give
a foothold for the lawsuits He
bragged thai the rest of the gang were
in ills piwcr ami t.hal ho could laud
iheni In the penitentiary for eoiiqiiraej.
"It's the oulj chance." said Helen
"They are sending soldiers to the Midas
to lie i'i ambush, and .vou niiisi warn
the xigihinlcs." Clieiry paled at (his
"(i'ooiI Lord! Uoy said he'd lead an
attack tonight." The two stared at
"If I succeed with Struve I can stop
It all all of this Injustice and crime
"Do j on leallzo what you're risk
lug?" Cherry demanded. "Thai man
Is an animal. You'll hare lo kill him
to siie jourself, aud he'll never give
up those proofs."
"cs. he will." said Helen lioivcly
"i"i' 1 defy bltn to harnijL'ic. Tito Sbrn
In Rexall Remedies
of the Sled Is a piihTTe" rondhouso with
a landlord, a telephone and other
guests. Will you warn Mr. (Jlenlsler
about thu troops?"
"I will, and bless you for a brave
git I. Wait a moment." Cherry I00W
from Ihe dresser her liny revolver
"Don't hesitate to use this. I want
you lo know also thai Pin sorry for
what I said yosionlny."
As she hurried away Helen realized
with 11 shock the change that the past
few months had wrought In her. In
truth, It was as (Menlslor had suiilj
his noithland -wotked strangely vvllh
Its denizens. What of Unit shrinking
girl who had stepped out of the shol
lured life, slnfug only In her untiled
honesly, to become 11 hunted, hairled
thing, Juggling with honor ami icputa
Hon, lit her henrf a hair formed fem
(hat she might kill a man this night to
gain her end? The elements wen
molding her with Irresistible hands
Hoy's contact with the primitive had
not muglicucd lilm tiioie qitkkly than
She mot her appointment with
Struve. and thej' rode 11 way together, he
talkafive aud elated, she silent and l'v
Late in Hie afternoon the cloud hanks
to the eastward assumed alarming pro.
nortlons. Thev brought vviHi them au
Continued on page 'i.
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