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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 16, 1909)
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Springing to His Feet He Drew His Revolver.
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IT ntftlniMn I
"Mml" D.in Multlaml, on reaching lila
Now York tiaclivlor club, nu't an aurac
tlvo yotini; woman at tlio door. Janitor
O'llacini Hfi.-uiri'cl lilm no onn lmd lic-n
wltliln tlmt day. Dun illsrovori'il a woin
nn's ilnKT prints In dust on his dosk,
jiIoiik with ti luttor from Ills attorney.
Maltland dlnod with Uiitiiu-rnmn, his at
tmtiL'y. Dan net out for CironildilH, to
j;i:t his family Jewels. Mnltland, on
reafliliiK home, surprised lady In Kray,
cracking the safe oiitnlnliu; his K''ins.
Sho, niniarciitly, took him for n well
known i rook, Daniel Anlsty. Tlulf-liyp-notlzfd.
Maltland opcwil IiIh Had', took
thrri-frniii tin- Jewels, and kuvl thorn to
lirr, first funning a partnership In crime.
Thi' ic-ul Dun Anility, muiKlit by police of
thi' werlil, uppoureil. Maltland oi-reuino
him Jlo mid llio K'rl wi'iit to New York
In her unto. H hud tlio Jewels. She
wns to meet him that day. A ".Mr.
Snalth" Introduced himself ua a detec
tivt To shield the Kill In uray, Maltland,
about to phow lilm the Jewels, supposedly
lost, was felled by a blow from "Sll.MthV
cniio. Tlio latter proved to bo Anlsty
himself and ho perilled tlio noma. Anlsty.
who was Maltland's double, masmieraded
as tlio latter. The criminal kept Malt
land's i'ikik incnt with the Rlrl In Kray.
Jlo kiivo her the Kems. The Klrl In Kray
visited Maitlund'K apartments dtirlnc his
absence anil loturucd kchis. Multland,
without cash, called up his homo and
heard a woman's voleo expostulating.
Anlsty, dlsKUlsed ns Maltland, tried to
wtliiK from her the location of tho Kerns.
'A crash was ho'ird at the trout door.
Maltland overwhelmed the ciook, allow
ing him o cstnpo to shield the yotiiiB
woman. Tho Kill In Kray inailo her es
cape, Jumping Into a cab. An Instant
Inter. tTv worklnK a ruse, Anlsty was at
her side. II" took her to Attorney Han
CHAPTER XIV. Continued,
llohlnd lier tho iloor closed softly:
and thcro followed n thud as a holt
was shot. An Instant later Anlsty
-cauKht her by tho arm and, roughly
now and without wasting speech, hur
ried her Into tho next room. Then,
roleasIiiR hor, ho turned up tho lights
and, passing to tho windows, throw
two or threo of them wide; for the
air In tho room was stalo and lifeless.
"And now," salt tho criminal In n
tono of satisfaction, "now wo can talk
business, my dear."
Ho removed tU overcoat and hat,
throwing thorn over tho back of a con
venient chair, drow his Angora
thought fully across his chin, and,
standing at a little distance, regarded
the girl with a shadow of a saturnlno
smllu softening tho hard lino of his
Sho stood vho:o ho had loft hor, as
It volition was no longer hers. Hor
nrnis hung slack at hor sides and she
was swaying a trllle, hor fnco vacant,
ejes, blank; very near tho breaking
Tho man was not without perception-
and recognized hor Btato ono
In which, ho felt assured, he could got
orj lUtlo out of her. She must bo
strengthened and revived before hho
would or could respond to the direct
catechism ho had in storo for her. In
bis own Interest, therefore, nioro than
through any yloldlng to motives of
pity nnd compassion, ho piloted her to
a chair by a window and biought hor
a glass of clenr cold wator from thu
Alter In tho adjoining room.
Tho cold, fresh broozo blowing In
hei faco proved wonderfully Invigorat
ing. Sho lot her head sink back upon
tho cushions of the easy, comfortable
leather chair and drank In the clean
air In great deep draughts, with a
sense of renewing vigor, both bodily
and spiritual. Tho water helped, too;
she dabbled the tip of a ridiculously
small handkerchief In It nnd bathed
her throbbing temples. Tho while,
Anlsty stood over her, waiting with
discrimination If with sennt patience.
What was to como she neither knew
nor grently cared; but. with an in
stlnctlvo desire to postpone tho Inevit
able moment of trial, she simulated
deadly languor for some moments aft
er becoming conscious of her position;
nnd lay passive, long Inshes all but
touching her cheeks In which now a
faint color was growing gazo wander
ing at random out over a dreary wil
derness of Hat rectangular roofs, livid
In tho moonlight, broken by long,
straight clefts of darkness In whose
depths lights gleamed faintly. Far In
tho south tho sky camo down purple
and black to tho horizon, whoro a sil
ver spark glittered llko a low-hung
star the torch of Liberty.
"I think." Anlsty's clear-cut tones,
Incisive as a razor edge, crossed tho
listless trend of her thoughts, "I think
wo will now get down to business, my
Sho lifted her lashes, meeting his
masterful staro with a look of calm In
"So you'ro bettor now? Possibly It
wns a nilstako to glvo you that rest,
my lndy. Still, when ono's a gentleman-cracksman!"
Ho chuckled un
pleasantly, not troubling to Anlsh his
"Well?" ho mocked, sentlng himself
easily upon an adjacent table. "We're
hero at last, where we'll suffer no In
terruptions to our llttlo council of war.
lleyond tho watchman, there's prob
ably not another soul In tho bulldln;;;
and from that window there It Is a
straight drop of .'l stories to llrond
way, whllo I'm between you nnd the
door. So you may be resigned to stay
hero until I got ready to lot you go.
If you scream for help, no ono will
"Very well," sho absented mechanic
ally, turning her head away with a
shiver of disgust. "What Is it you
"The Jowels," ho said, bluntly. "You
might havo guessed that."
"And havo saved yourself and mo
consldorablo trouble by speaking ten
"Yes," sho agreed, abstractedly.
"Xow," ho continued, with a hint of
angor In his voice, "you aro going to
Sho shook her head slightly,
"Oh, but you aro, my lady." And
his tono rasped, quickened with tho
Intent brutality of tho natural crim
inal. "And I know that you'll not force
mo to extreme measures. It wouldn't
be pleasant for you, you know; aiid
I promise you I shall stop at nothing
whatever to make you spouk."
N'u nvnvoi . in absnlute indifference,
she fill, lay her strongest weapon. Sho
must keep calm and self-possessed, re
(using to be tei tilled into a quick and
"TIiIh afternoon." he n.ild, harshly,
'you stole ft nm me the Multland
jewels. Where aie the''"
"I shall no' tHl."
He bent swUtly forward and took
one of her hands In his Instinctively
she clenched ll: and he wrapped his
strong hard Humus uiound the small
white list, then ilellheiately ln?e:ted
a hard linger Joint between her sec
ond and third knuckles, slowly In
creasing the pressure. And watched
with absolute Indifference the lines of
agony grave themsehos upon her
smooth unwrlnklcd forehead, and the
color leave her cheeks, as the pain
grew too exquisite. Then, suddenly dis
continuing the pressure, but lotsitn
lug her hand, he laughed shortly.
"Will you speak, my lady, or will
ou have 1110:0?"
"Don't," she gasped, "please"
"Whore are the jewels? Will you?"
"Have you given then: to Maltland?"
"Where are they?"
"I don't know."
"Stop that nonsense unless Where
did ou leave them?"
"1 won't tell 1 won't. Ah, please,
An abrupt and losoundlug hammer
ing at tho outer door forced him to
leave off. Ho dropped her band with
an oath and springing to his feet drew
his revolver; then, with a glance at
tho girl, who was silently weeping,
tears of pain rolling down her cheeks,
mouth set in a thin pale lino of de
termination, strode out audshut the
door after hlni.
As It closed the girl leaped to her
foot, maddened with torture, wild eyes
casting about the room for a weapot:
of some sort, of offense or defense: for
she could not huo endured tho tor
ture nn Instant longer. If forced to It,
(o Aght, light she would. If only she had
something, a stick of wood, to defend
herself with. Hut there was nothing,
nothing at all.
The room wns a typical ofllco, well
but severely furnished. The rug that
covered the tile tloor was of rich
quality and rare design. The neutral
tinted walls wore bare, but for a
couple of steel engravings in heavy
wooden frames. There we:e threo
heally upholstered leather armchairs
and one revolving desk-chair; a roll
top dosk, against the pnrlltton wall,
a waste-paper basket, and a Hal-topped
desk, or table. And that was all.
Or not quite all, else the olllco equip
ment had not been complete. There
was the telephone!
Hut ho would hear! Or was tho par
As If in contradiction of the sugges
tion, there came to her ears very clear
ly the sound of tho hall door creaking
on Its hinges, and then a man's voice,
shrill with angor and anxiety.
"You fool! Do you want lo ruin
us both? What do you mean "
Tho door crashed to, interrupting
tho protest and di owning Anlsty's
"I was passing," the new voice took
up its plaintive remonstrance, "and
the watchman called mo In and said
that you were telephoning for me "
"Damn tho Interfering fool!" inter
"Hut what's this Insanity, Anlsty?
What's this about a woman? What "
The new-comer's tones ascended a high
scale of fright and rage.
"Lower your voice, you nss!" tho
burglar responded, sternly. "And "
Ho took his own advice; and for a
llttlo time tho conference was con
ducted In guarded tones that did not
ponotrato tho dividing wnll save as a
deep rumbling alternating with an Im
Hut long ere this had come to pass
the girl was risking all at tho tele
phone. Ueceiver to ear sho was Im
ploring central to connect her with
Nlnetyelght-nlno Madison. If only sho
might got Maltland. tell lilm where tho
Jewels wero hidden, warn him to re
move them then she could oscapo
furthor suffering by open confession.
"What number?" camo central's lun
guld query, after a space! "Did you
"No, no, central. Nineoelght-nlnb
Madison, please, and hurry hurry!"
"Ah, I'm rlngln' 'em. They ain't
answered yet. (limine time. Thoro
thoy are. Go ahead."
"I'whnt Is ut?"
Hor heart, sank; O'Hagan's voice
meant that Maltland was out.
"O'Hagun Is that you? Toll Mr.
"He's gawn out for tho nolght an' "
"Toll him, please "
"Hut bo's out. Ulng up in tho
"Hut can't you take this message
for him? Please"
Tho door was suddenly Jerked open
and Anlsty leaped Into the room, face
whlto with passion. Terrilled, tho
girl girnng from tho desk, carrying tho
Instrument with her, placing tho re
volving chair between her and hor
"Tho brass bowl, plenRc toll him
that," sho cried clearly Into tho re
ceiver. And Anlsty was upon hor, striking
tho telephone from hor grusp will:
one swift blow nnd seizing her savage
ly by tho wrist. As the instrument
clattered and pounded on tho Iloor she
was sent reeling and staggering half
way across tho room.
M sho brought up against tho Hat
topped desk, catching Its edge and
saving herself a fall, tho burglar
caught up tho telephone,
"Who Is that?" ho shouted, Impera
tively, Into the transmitter.
Whatever the reply, It seemed to
please htm. Ills brows cleared, the
wrath that had mndo bis faco almost
unrecognizable KtiliMiled: ho ovon
smiled. And the glil trembled, know
ing that In1 had solved Imr secret; for
she had hoped a mIufI hope that tho
only wot ds ho could li.ivo heard hor
speak would hae had too cryptic n
significance for his comprehension.
s. slowly and composedly, he re
placed tho roeolwr on Its hook and
returned the limn anient to tho desk,
a short and mtuud Hgmo of a man, In
rumpled owning dioss and wearing n
wilted collar, hopped excitedly Into the
room, cast at tho girl ono tonlllod
glanco out of ees that glittered with
excitement like black diamonds, set
in a face the hue of joust, and
clutched the burglar's aim.
"Oh, Anlstv. Anlst!" bo cried,
plteously. "What Is It? What 1b It?
Toll me !"
"It's all right." returned the burglar.
"Don't you woiry, little man. Pull
yourself together." And laughed.
"Hut what what " stammered tho
"Only that she's given hoisolf away,"
chuckled AnKt ; "beautifully and
completely. 'The brass bowl.' says she
thinking 1 never saw one on Malt
laud's dotk! and 'O'l lagan, and who
tho divvlo are you?" says the mat: on
the other end of the who, when 1 ask
who he Is."
"And? And?" pleaded the little
man. dancing with worry.
"And It moans that my lady hero re
turned the Jewels to Maltland by hid
ing them under a brass ashrocelver on
bis desk ass Hint I was not to know!
You aro 'cute, my lady!" with an
Ironic salute to die girl, "but you've
met your match in Anlsty."
"And," demanded the other as tho
burglar snatched up his bat and coat,
"what will .oii do, Anlsty?"
"Do?" contemptuously. "Why,
what Is theio to d(i inn go and get
then:? We'w risked too much and
made Now York too hot for tho two
of us, my dear sir, to get out of tho
game without the piollls."
"Hut I beg of you"
"You needn't" grimly
bring you In any money."
! "Hut Maltland"
"Is out. O'l lagan answered
phono. Don't you understand?"
"Hut ho may return!"
."That's his lookout. I'm sony for
bin: If ho does." Anlsty produced the
revolver from his pocket, and twirled
the cylinder significantly. "I owe Mr
Maltland something," ho said, nodding
to the while faced girl by the table,
"and I shouldn't be sorry to "
"And what," broke in the new-comer,
"whnt an: I going to do mennwblle?"
"Devil the bit I carol Stay here
and keep this impetuous female fro:::
cnlling up police headquarters, for a
good guess. Speaking of which, I think
we had best fettle this telephone husl
nesH once and for all."
Tho burgl.ir turned again to tho
desk and began to work over tho In
strument with a small screw-driver
which ho piodiieod from his coat
pocket, talking the while.
"Our best plan, my dear Hattner
man. Is lor joii to como with mo, nt
least as far as tho nearest corner.
You can wait the:o. If you'ro too cow
anlly to go tho limit, llko a man. I'll
got tho loot and join you, and wo can
make n swift hike for tho Arst train
that goes farthest out of town. A pity,
for we've done pretty well, you nud I,
old boy; you with your social ontrco
and bump of locality to locate tho
spoils, mo with my courngo and skill
to lift '0111, and an equitable division.
Oh, don't worry about her, Hanner
man! Sho's as deep in It as either
of us, only sho happens to bo senti
mental, and an outsider on this deal.
She won't blab. Hesldos, you'ro
ruined anyway, as far as New York's
concerned. Como along. That's An
lshed; sho won't send any Important
messages ovor that wire tonight, I
"My dear young lady!" Hlslng and
throwing tho overcoat over his arm,
ho waved his hat at her In sardonic
courtesy. "I can't say It has been a
plonsuro to know' you, but you havo
made It Interesting, I admit. And I
bid you a very good night. The char
woman will let you out when sho
comes to clean up In tho morning.
Adieu, my dear!"
The llttlo man bustled nftor him,
bleating and Adgetlng; and tho lock
Sho was clone utterly nnd forlorn
ly alone and had lost lost all, all
that she had prized and hoped to win,
oven ovon lilm.
Sho raised Autterlng, Impotent whlto
hands to her temples, trying to collect
In tho outer room a clock was tick
ing. Unconsciously sh moved to tho
doorway and stood looking for n tlmo
at tho whlto, expressionless dial. It
was soino time a minute or two be
fore sho deciphered tho hour.
Ten minutes past two! Ah, tho life
time sho had lived In tho past 70
minutes! And the futility or It all!
(TO UK ro.NTINM'KD.)
Avoid Round Shoulders.
Are you lotting yourself sag a bit
at tho shoulders? Don't, If you want
to keep either young or well. There Is
nothing so fatally easy as to grow
round-shouldered. Keep n sharp
watch on yourself to prevent It. Kneh
morning stand up against the Jamb
of a door and seo If you havo begun
to nag. Also walk around your room
each day with a piece of broomstick
or short 'umbrella under your arm and
nruiight across the back. This keeps
the chest up and head well poised
Deop-bnnthlng ixeiclses, whenever
you think of them, will help wnrd olf
those round shoulders, also making a
practice to work with tho choHt up.
This last Is tho simplest of all pre
ventives, for If it Is always practiced
tho rest will follow.
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DIG PROFIT MADE ON LAND
Which Can Be Dounlit for a Mere
Song In the Little Snake River
Valley, Routt County, Colo.
A ten per cent piollt on a valuation
of oer ?l!()i) an acre Is what Is being
made now by farmers In the Little
Snake Ulver valley In Houtt County,
Colorado, nnd lauds similar In quality
and with gilt edged wator lights aro
now offered by the State of Colorado
under the Carey Act at $.15. ,10 por
acre on ten years' time.
This laud will grow In abiiuilanco
oats, potatoes, sugar beets and all
other grains, grasses and root crops,
mid is suitable for all kinds of fruit,
except possibly tho most delicate of
Tho land Is sold In tracts of 10. SO,
120 and KiO acres to citizens of the
United States, or those who have de
clared their Intentions of becoming
citizens. There Is no drawing In con
nection with this laud; llrsl come,
llrst served being the policy.
If interested, write to the Houtt
County Colonization Co., 17:tl Welton
street, Deliver, Colorado, for full In
formation ua to the land, apodal ex
cursion rales, etc.
Uy Automobile Up Mount Rainier.
United States Knglncor lOugene Kick
seeker celebrated Independence day
by throwing open the government
road in the Mount Itiiluer National
park. Vehicles and horsemen now
have an excellent Ihoioughfaro iron:
tidewater to Narada falls, near snow
Hue In Paradise valley. Mr. Kick
seeker says that autos and wagons
can now make tho trip with comlort
The maximum grade on the mad Is
four per cent. Nearly a score of au
tomobiles, all loaded, went to the
Many a woman nags her husband
until she either brings him to her
way of thinking or drives him to
IMlllKV MAVIs l'INKII.I.i:U
Dtt.ifiM,i nit,. a ri-Mili Irutii iiivl'toiK ullnlit
tlliii-Ki if iiillKiotimi A..i.l Irnulile lo I ikoiu
I'ullikllli'rlur It.imli i.iiiih '-h.,... iihil Wv Mi'.
Plans arc being made for the clcc
tiilliatlon of the iiiok important state
railroads of Sweden
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One of the pi embers has asked tho
mouthers of his congregation to bring
I their canary birds to church. Why
! not try to nave some of the parrots?
I CUTICURA" CURED HIM.
J Eczcm.i Came on Legs and Ankles
Could Not Wear Shoes Bccauso
Of Bad Scaling and Itching.
"I havo boot: successfully cured oJ
dry eczema, t wns inspecting the re
moval of noxlour. weeds from tho edge
of ft ilver and was constantly In tho
dust from tho weeds. At night I
cleansed my limbs but felt a prickly
sensation. I paid no attention to it
for two years but 1 noticed a scum
on my logs like fish -scales. I did not
I attend to It until it canto to bo too
Itchy and sore and began getting two
running Botes. My ankles wore all
tore and scabby and 1 could not wear
I t-itoos. I had lo use carpet and felt
I slippers for weeks. 1 got .1 cako of
I tho Cutleuru Soap ami some Cutlcura
Ointment. In less than ten tiny? L
J could put on my boots nnd In less than
threo weeks 1 was free from tho con-
! founded Itching. Capt. (leorge P. IIH33,
I Cliler of Police, Mortis, Manitoba, Mar.
110, P.I07. and Sept. 21, P.10S."
I'uttvr DrUk- ,V t'lieui, Corp., Bo!o Props., Huston.
A Useful Baby.
Speaking of tricks to win the sym
pathy of Juries In criminal cases,
Judge Wllllaidj M. MclCwen. In a re
cent address beloro the Illinois State's
Attorneys' association, said: "I know
of four oases whore a baby played a
prominent part In getting the acquit
tal of the defendant, und I later
learned that the same baby had been
used In each of the cases, although
1 the supposed mothers In each cauo
wero dilferoni women." Law Notes.
An Arbitrary Classification.
"So ou think every patriot has a
more or lost, clearly defined ambition
to hold public olllce?"
'Yes," unswered Senator Sorghum,
"As a rule, patriots may he divided
Into two classes the appointed and
I i.nti(i nii'ii uiM't iinl iik'Knn.itPi 111 inr 'rtnm
I ., .I. t ! tliiiim'Khly i-iin-il hv lr I'Iiti-u'4
l'li.irul !' Hi I". Tim Mvnrlte lunilly liu.uUo.
Lesson from the Bee.
School Teacher What lesson do wo
learn from tho busy boo?
Tommy Tuffnut Not to get stung.
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