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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (May 9, 1912)
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i7.n,5 nc?f nt tho openlnR of the story Is
i.V.iln tno. "brnry of nn old worn-out
J,1. J"? Plantation, known ns tho Unr
pny. Tho plaeo la to bo sold, and Its
history nmf that of the owner, tho
QtilnturdB, Is tho subject of discussion by
jpnntlinn Crenshaw, ii business innn. a
Mrnnuor Known us Dladen, and Bob
vancy, a farmer, when Hannibal Wnyno
Ilarard, a mysterious child of tho old
iputhern family, makes his appearance.
Yuncy tells how ho udopted th boy. Nu
thntilrl Ferris buys tho Barony, but tho
Qulntarda deny any knowledge of tho
hoy. Ynncy to keep Hnnnlb.il, Captain
Murrcll, a friend of tho Qulntnrds, ap
pears nnd nsks questions about tho Bar
ony. Trouble nt Scratch Hill, when Han
nibal Is kldnupcd by Davo Blount. Cap
tain Murroll'n ugont. Yancy overtakes
Blount, gives him a thrashing and secures
tho boy. Yancy appears before Squire
Balaam, and Is discharged with coats for
the plaintiff. Betty Malroy. a friend of
tho l'urrlses, has an encounter with Cap
tain Murrcll, who forces his attentions on
her, and Is rescued by Bruco Carrlngton.
Betty sets out for her Tcnnessco home.
Carrlngton takes tho same stage. Yancy
and Hannibal disappear, with Murrcll on
their trail. Hannibal arrives at the home
of Judgo Blocuin Price. Tho Judgo rccog
of Judgo Hlocum Price. Tho Judge recog
nizes In the boy, the grandson of an old
CHAPTER VII (Continued).
"I3oy, don't bo nfrald. Look on me
cb a friend," urged the judge.
"I reckon I'll be glad to stop," an
"Such conlldcnco Is Inspiring. Are
"Yes, Blr," replied ilannlbnl.
"What do you Bay to cold tlsh?"
tho Judge smacked his lips to Impart
a relish to the Idea. "1 dnro swear
I can And you somo corn bread into
tho bargain." He began to assemble
the dainties ho had enumerated.
"Hero you arc!" he cleared his throat
impressively, while benignity Bhono
from every featuro of his faco. "A
moment since you allowed mo to think
you wero solvent to tho extent of
fifty cents" Hannibal looked puz
tied. "I wonder If you could be In
duced to make n temporary loan of
that llfty cents? Tho sum involved
Is realty bucu n. ridiculous trlllo 1
don't need to point out to you tho nb
eoluto moral certainty of my return
ing it nt an early date."
It wna not tho loss of his money
that Hannibal most feared, nnd the
coin passed from his possession Into
his host's custody.
'Thank you, my boy! I must stop
down to the tnvorn when I return,
please God, wo Bhdll know more of
each other." While be was still
speaking, be had produced a jug from
behind tho quilt that screened his
bed, and now took himself off into tho
Left alone, Hannibal gravely seated
himself at tho table. What the
Judge's larder "lacked In variety It
more than rundo up for In quantity,
nnd tho boy 'was gratcrul for this fact.
Presently ho heard tho judgo's heavy,
chudllng step as ho camo up the path
from tho road, and a moment later
his gross bulk of body filled tho door
way. Breathing hard and perspiring,
tho Judge entered tho shanty, but bis
eagerness kept him silent until he
bad established himself in bis chair
beside tho table, with tho jug and a
cracked glass at his elbow. Then,
bland and smiling, he turned toward
"My tendcrest regards, Hannibal!"
and he nodded over the rim of the
cracked glass his shaking band bad
carried to his lips. Twice the glass
was filled and emptied, and then
, again, his roving, watery eyes rested
meditatively on the child. "Have you
a father?" he asked suddenly. Han
nibal shook bis head. "A mother?"
"They both of them dons died
years and years ago," answered the
boy. "I can't tell you how long back
It was, but I reckon I don't know,
much about It 1 must have been a
"Ho a small child!" cried the
Judge, laughing. He cocked his head
on one side and surveyed Hannibal
Wayne Hazard with a glance of com
ic seriousness. "In God's name what
do you call yourself now?"
"I'm most ten," said Hannibal, with
"I can well believe it," responded
tho Judge. -"Where did you come
"From across the mountains."
."And where are you going?"
"To west Tennessee."
"Have you any friends there?"
"You'vo money enough to seo you
through?" and what tho Judge Intend
ed (or a smile of fatherly affection
becamo a leer of Infinite cunning.
"I got ten dollars."
"Ten dollars" the Judgo smacked
bis lips once. "Ten dollars" he re
peated, and smacked bis lips twice.
(Tho purple flush on the Judge's
race, where tho dignity that belonged
to age had gone down In wreck, deep
ened. He quitted bis chair and, lurching
somewhat as bo did so, began to pace
"Take me for your example, boy!
You may bo poor, you may poBBlbly
be hungry you'll often bo thirsty,
but through It all you will remain
that splendid thing a gentleman!
Perhaps you'll contend that tho old
order Is overthrown, that family has
gone to tho dovll? You are right, and
thoro's tho pity of it! Tho social
fabric Is tottering 1 can seo It tot
tor" and ho tottered hlmselr as ho
"Well, I'm an old man tho spoc
taclo won't long offend mo. I'll dlo
presently." Ho was so profoundly
moved by tho thought that ho could
not go on. His voice broke, nnd ho
burled his faco in his arms. A sym
pathetic moisture had gathered In tho
child's eyes. Ho slipped rrom his
chair and stolo to the Judgo's sldo.
"I'm mighty sorry you're going to
"Bless you, Hannioal!" cried tho
Judgo, looking wonderfully choerful,
despite his recent bitterness or spirit.
"I'm not experiencing any of tho pangs
of mortnllty now. My dissolution ain't
a matter of tonight or tomorrow
there's some llfo In Hlocum Price yet,
for nil tho rough usage, eh? I think
you'd better go to bed."
"I reckon I had," agreed Hannibal,
slipping from his chair.
"Well, tako my bed back of tho
quilt You'll tlnd a hoe there. You
can dig up the dirt under tho shuck
tick with it which helps nstonlBhlng
ly. What would tho world say ir It
could know that Judge Slocum Price
makes his bed with a hoo!"
Hannibal retlrod behind tho quilt.
"Do you Bnd It comfortable?" tho
Judgo asked, when the rustling of the
shuck tick informed him that tho
child bad lain down.
"Yes, sir," said the boy.
"Have you said your prayers?" in
quired tho judgo.
"No, sir. I ain't said 'em yet."
"Well, Bay them now. Religion Is
as becoming In the. young as it Is re
spectable. In tho aged. I'll not dls-
"His Grandson Is Cask of That
turb you tonight, for It Is God's will
that I should stay up and get very
Some time later the Judge was
nwaro of a step on the path beyond
bis door, and glancing up, saw the
tali flguro of a mnn pause on his
threshold. A whispered curse slipped
rrom between his lips. Aloud he
"Is that you, Mr. Msbaffy?" He
got no reply, but tho tall figure, pro
pelled by very long legs, stalked Into
tho shanty and a pair of keen, rest
less eyes deeply set under high, bald
head were bent curiously upon him.
"I take It I'm Intruding," the new
comer said sourly.
"Why should you think that, Solo
mon Mnhaffy? When has my door
been closed on you?" the Judge asked,
but there was a guilty deepening of
the flush on his face, Mr. Mahaffy
glanced at the Jug, at tho half-emptied
glass, lastly at the Judgo lilmsotf.
if it, rtCcsta Nteu Co
"You 8eotn lo bo raising llrstrato
hell all by yoursolf."
"Oh, bo roasonnblo, Solomon. You'd
Bono down to tho steamboat land
ing," Bald tho Judgo plaintively. Uy
wny of answer, Mahaffy shot him a
contemptuous glance. "Tako a chair
do, Solomon!" entreated tho Judge.
"When did I over sneak a Jug Into
my shanty?" iiRked Mnhnffy sternly,
evidently conscious of eutlro recti
tudo In thlsmattcr.
"I deploro your cholco of words,
Solomon." said tho judge. "You know
damn well that If you'd been hero 1
couldn't have got past your place
with that jug! Hut let's deal with
conditions. Here's tho Jug, with somo
liquor left in it here's n glass, Now
what more do you want?"
Mr. Mnhnffy drew near tho table.
"Sit down," urged tho judge.
"I hopo you feel mean?" Bald Ma
haffy. "If It's any satisfaction to you, 1
do," admitted tho Judgo.
"You ought to." Mnhaffy drew for
ward a chair. The Judgo llltod his
"What's tho news from tho land"
lng?" Mnhaffy brought his Hat down on
"I heard the boat churning away
round back of the bend, then I saw
tho lights, and sho tied up and they
tossed off the freight. Inen sho
churned away again and her lights
got back of tho trees on the bank.
There was the lnp of waves on the
shore, and I was left with tho half
dozen mlscrablo loafers who'd crawled
out to see tho boat come In. That's
tho news six days a week!"
Uy tho river had como tho Judgo,
tentatively hopeful, but at heart ex
pecting nothing, therefore immuno to
disappointment and equipped for tall-
Curtain, Now Asleep In My Bed."
uro. By the river bad come Mr. Ma
haffy, as unlit as tho Judge hlmselr,
and for the same reason, but sour and
bitter with the world, believing al
ways In tho possibility of Gome mlr
aclo of regeneration.
At the Judge's elbow Mr. Mnharfy
changed his position with nervous
suddenness. Then bo folded bis long
"You asked If there wsb any news,
Prlco; while we were waiting ror tho
boat a raft tied up to the bank; tho
rellow aboard of It had a man he'd
fished up out of the river, a man
who'd been pretty well cut to pieces."
"Who was ho?" asked tho Judge.
"Nobody knew, and be wasn't con
scious. I shouldn't be surprised If he
never opens his lips again. When
the doctor had looked to his cutsthe
fellow on the raft cast oft and went
on down the Elk."
It occurred to the Judge that he
himself had news to Impart. He must
account for tho boy's presence.
"While you've been taking" your
whiff of life down at the steamboat
landing. Mahaffy, rT been expert-
onclng n most extraordinary coinci
dence When I wont to tho wnr or
'12, n Hazard accompanied mo nH my
orderly. Ills grandson in back or that
curtain now asleep In my bed!"
Mnhnffy put down hln glass.
"You wero liko this onco bqforc,"
ho Raltl darkly. Hut nt that Instant
tho shuck tick rnttlod noisily nt somo
movement of tho Bleeping boy. Mn
haffy quitted his chair, and crossing
t.ho room, drew tho quilt aside A
glance sufficed to asauro him that in
part, nt least, tho Judge npoko tho
Tliero was n hoof-beat on tho road,
it camo nearer nnd nearer, and pres
ently sounded Just beyond tho door,
Then it censed., and n volco said:
"Hullo, there!" The Judgo scram
bled to IiIh foot, nnd taking up tho
cnudlo, staggered Into tho yard. Ma
haffy rollowed him.
"What's wnntcd?" nsked tho Judgo
holding his cnntllo nloft. Tho light
Bhoweil a tall rellow mounted on a
hanilsonio bay horse. It was Murrcll.
"Havo cither of you gentlemen seen
a boy go through hero today?" Mur
roll glanced from ono to tho othor.
Mr. Muhnffy's thin lips twisted them
selves Into a sarcastic smllo. Ho
turned to tho Judgo, who spoko up
"Did ho carry n bundlo nnd rillo?"
ho nsked. Murroll gave eager assent.
"Well." said tho Judgo, "ho stopped
hero along nbout four o'clock, and
asked his way to tho nearest river
"Hannibal " tho Judgo's volco and
manner wero rather Btern. "Hanni
bal, a man rode by here Inst night on
a big bay horso. Ho said ho was
looking ror n boy about ten years old
a hoy with a bundlo nnd rlllo."
Thero was nn awful pauso. "Who was
that man, Hannibal?"
"It wero Captain Murrcll." Tho
Judge raised his fist nud brought it
down with a great crash on tho ta
ble. "Wo don't know any boy ten
years old with n rlllo and bundlo!"
"Please you won't lot him tako mo
away, Judgo I want to Btop with
you!" cried Hannibal. Ho slipped
from his chair, and passing about tho
table, seized tho Judgo by tbo hund.
Tho Judgo was visibly affected.
"No!" ho roared. "Ho shan't hnve
you. Is ho kin to you?"
"No," said Hannibal. "Ho tried to
get mo away from my Undo Liob."
"Whoro Is your Undo IJob?"
"He's dead." And tho child began
to weep bitterly. The Judge bent
and lifted bltn Into bis lap.
'There, my son " bo said sooth
ingly. "Now you tell mo when he
died, nnd all about It."
"Ho wore killed. It wero only yes
terday, and I can't forgot him. I
don't want to but It hurts it hurts
terrible!" Hannibal burled his head in
the judgo's shoulder and sobbed
aloud. Presently his. small hands
stole about tbo Judge's nock, and that
gentleman experienced a strango thrill
"Tell me bow ho died, Hannibal,"
he urged gently. In a voice broken
by sobs, the child began the story
of their flight, a confused narrative.
The Judge Bhuddered. "Can such
things be," bo murmured at Inst. Then
ho remembered what Mahaffy bad
told him of the man on the raft.
"Hannibal," he said, "Solomon Ma
haffy, who was here last night, told
mo he saw down at the river land
ing, a man who had been fished up
out of the Elk a man who had been
"Were It my Uncle Dob?" cried
Hannibal, lifting a swollen face to
"Dear lad, I don't know," said tho
"It were Uncle Dob! I know It
were my Uncle Dob! I must go find
htm!" and Hannibal slipped from the
judgo's lap and ran for bis riflo and
"Stop a bit!" cried the Judge. "Now,
if It was your Uncle Dob, he'll come
back tho moment ho Is able to travel.
Meantime, you must remain under my
protection while we Investigate this
It was Saturday, nnd In Pleasant
vlllo a Jall-ralslng was in progress.
During all the years of Us corporato
dignity tho villago hod never boasted
any building where tho evil-doer could
be placed under rostrnlnt; benco had
arisen Us peculiar habit of dealing
with crime; but a leading citizen had
donated half an acre of ground lying
midway between the town and the
river landing as a site for tho pro
posed structure, and tho scattered
population of the region bad assem
bled for tbo raising.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Turned Her Gold Into Nugget.
Mme. Couly of Romortln, France,
who had concealed $400 in gold In nor
kitchen grato during a brlof absence
forgot all about It on her return, and
lit a fire which converted hor whole
fortune Into a gold nugget
BOY KILLED Br CMS
LOSS OF ARM AND LEG RESULT IN
NEWS FROM OVER THE STATI;
What Is Going on Here and There
That Is of Interest to the Read
ers Throughout Nebraska
Lincoln. Following tho amputation
of his right arm and right leg, lleorgo
Krtimmaok, u 7-ycur-old boy died ou
Wednesday morning nt ii local hospit
al. Tho accident occurred Tuosduy
afternoon when (leorgo with soveral
other boys was playing about a flat
car in the .Missouri Pacific yards. Tho
car whb ono or u long Btrlng on n nhlu
track, and when struck by n hwIIcIi
engine, young Kruminack fell off and
beneath the wheel j, ono I ruck pausing
Asphyxiated by Gas.
Lincoln, Neb. Itov. llnrrlson I'rcs.
son, u ploncor preacher of Methodism
In Nebraska, and MIbb Gladys Whit
lock, aged fourteen, aro dead, nnd Mrs.
II. T. Whltlock, grandmother or tho
girl and housekeeper for Mr. Presson,
Is seriously III, as h result of gas es
caping from a detective fixture In
tholr home nt CT2 South Nineteenth
Btreet in this city.
Carried 1,600 Feet by Tornado.
Uroken Uow. A tornado Btruck the
Goutheant part of tho county last week
nnd did much damage Tho Algernon
school hotiHo was completely wrecked.
In It nt tho tlmo wero twolvo children
and tho teacher, Miss Clara Mills. Tho
building was lifted while they wero In
it and carried a distance of 1,500 foot.
Floods Caused- Great Damage.
Fremont. That the damage to Una
along the Plntto river between Omaha
and Columbus, where) tho receding
fioods left a coating of Band, amounts
to botwoen $500,000 anil $1,000,000, Is
tho entlmato of a Fremont man who:
has been over the sltuntlon closely'
slnco tho flood, and who knows tho
value of tho land.
Drops Dead During Pool Game.'
Auburn. John Collier, aged CO
years, fell dead while engaged in a
pool game hero. Ho wuh In uppurcnt
good health, went to tho rack and
counted tho balls and thoti Bank to
the lloor. He wbb lltfed to tho counter,
but wan dead boforo a doctor could
New Monastery at Humphrey.
Humphrey. Work bus begun on tht
new $30,000 Franciscan monastery at
this place Tho work of tearing down
tho old building will be hurried, and
Iho now building completed bororo fall.
For tho present tho priests will live
iu tho school building.
Hastings. Tho first forward step In
tho movement inaugurated by the
Chamber of Commorco to remove tho
graveB from tho old cometery In tho
city park to Parkview was taken whon
tho council ordorcd tho preparation ol
nn ordlnunco to prohibit further In
tcrmonts In tho old burying ground.
Fremont, Neb. A watch loBt by
Miss Georgia Smith during tho festi
val last fall was found'by Henry Peters
In nn nlleywuy. Mr. Peters restored
tho tlmcploco to Its owner. Though
It had lain In tho snow all winter, it
NEW8 FROM TH 8TATE HOU'iE
All effort to retain Commandant
Yates of the university cadets In hli
present position has been practically
abandoned. Chancellor Avery tt.lnks
that he has dono everything Id his
power to got tho war department to
chango Us decision that Captain Yates
must rejoin his old regiment, and bo
dropped the matter.
In view of the recent calamity at
Mornlngslde College in Sioux City, la.,
tho executivo commltteo of the board
of trustees has offered free tuition to
any students of that institution who
may wish to attend Wesloyan for the
remainder of the school year.
Commissioner McFadden has Just
Issued a bulletin to hotel men of the
stato urging their cooporation In sup
port of the sanitary measures and ask
ing a careful porusal of .the copy of
tho hotel laws which accompanied the
Governor Aldrlch has appointed Su
porlntendent A. L. Cavlness of the
Falrbury city schools to be u member
of the state board of education to suc
ceed Dr. Shellhorn of Peru. The ap
pointment Is to tako effect Juno 25.
Major Julius A. Penn, Twolfth
United States Infantry, has returned
from Missouri, whoro he conducted an
inspection .ir militia companies for
the war oonrtmont. Ills Inspection
of tho Nebraska national guard Is
October 8 and 0 havo boon decided
upon for tho Gorman day celebratlen
at Lincoln this fall.
Graham Taylor, tho sociologist who
visited Lincoln last March In tho In
terests of the Men and Religion For
ward Movement, has written to Gov
ornor Aldrlch to explain that his stitte
nient recently published In the Mur
rey magazine, of which he Is associate
editor, was written in the hopo ol; re
curing noeded reforms at the Nclirua
ka penitentiary. Dr. Taylor and iho
governor wero tho participants in a
rather heated controversy whon the
former waa in Lincoln.
DOES YOliR BACK ACHE7
Aches and Twinges Point to Hidden
Hnvo you n Inmo back, aching day
nnd night? Do you fool n shnrp pain
after bending over? Whon tho kldncya
Bccm soro and tho nctlon Irregular.
tiso Doan's Kidney)
Pills, which havo
J. W. Prlcsti
Third St., Marys)
vlllo, Ohio, says
"I was in awful
ney trouble, hnr
lng run down In
weight from 22q
to 1C0 pounds. Tho
pnlns ncross my
back and loins
growing worse nnd
caused untold annoyance. Donn'n Kid
noy Pills cured mo nftcr doctors failed
nnd I havo had no trouble since."
"Whon your Hack Is Lamo, Itcmem
bcr tho Name DOAN'S.'TiOc nil storea,
Fo8tcr-Mllburn Co., Huffnlo, N. Y.
Mrs, Murphy So your son Dlnnlt
foil from his nlryoplnno? Suro, Ol
thought ho was lenrnln' to fly In n cor
Mrs. Casey Ho was, but he
shtopped short In tho middle of a les
Stop the Pain.
Tho hurt of n burn or n. cut stops whon
CoIo'h Carliolls.lvo In nppllrd. It heals
quickly nnd prevent ecurs. S5o and Mo by
drttirglMit. For free iinniplo wrlto to
J. W. Colo & Co.. Hindi ltlvor Fulls, Wis.
Didn't Want Him to Laugh.
Ilnwltt You would mako a donkey
.Icwott Cut out your hilarity.
' KIM the Files Now and Prevent
dlviine. A DAISY FLY KI1.I.EU will do It.
Kills thouoamlH. Lusts nil season. 15 cents,
inch nt donlcrri or fIx rent prepaid for $1.1)0.
II. HOMKIW, 160 Do Kilb Av., ilrooklyn, N.Y,
Knlckor What Is tho matter?
Docker Tho cook has dhorccd us
nnd wants nllmony. Harper's nazar.
Tell your troubles, nnd your frlcnda
will seo to It that you havo plenty to
llotoro retiring, n cup or OnrfloM Teal
For kimhI dli;cbtlun ami continued good
As a stimulant an ounco ot censure
Is often worth a pound of praise
MOT A DISEASE
But a Symptom, a Danger Sig
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Bnckacho is a symptom of organic,
weakness or derangement If you have,
backache don't neglect it To get per
manent relief you must reach tho root
of tho trouble. Read nbout Mrs. Wood
Morton's Gnp.Kentucky. "I suffered
two years with female disorders, my
health was very bad
and I had a continual
backache which was
simply awful. I could
not stand on my feet
long enough to cook
a meal's victuals
without my back
nearly killing mo,
and I would have
such dragging sensa
tions I could hardly
bear it I had sore
ness In each side, could not stand tight
clothing, and was Irregular. I was com
pletely run down. On advice I took
Lydla E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound and am enjoying good health. It
is now more than two years ajjd I have
not had an ache or pain since. I do all
my own work, washing and everything,
and never have backache any more. I
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