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The scene nt tho ulicuInK of the atory !
In I1 In the library of nn old worn-out
roiitliern pluutullon, known aa the Hnr
on jr. The pluce In to le sold, it ml IU
history nnd that of the owner", the
JiiltltimU U Din antitei.t nt iMxi'HsmIdii 1)V
Jonathan Cienslmw, a ImMtift man. I
tratiRcr known an Illmleti, nml Hnti
Ynncj'. a farmer, when llanrillml Wayne I
iiuziini. u mysterious eiillil or imp oiu
"outhrrn family, makes his appearaiu'e
Yancy tells how ho adopted the boy. Mi
thanlel I-YrrlH buys the Hiironv. I)tit the
'lulnt.irdi deny any knowledge of the
hoy. Yancy to keep Iluuulhul. Captain
Aturrcll, a friend of the Qnlntnrdi. ap
pVars and asks (ltiestlona nliotit the liar
onj'. Trouble at Scratch 1 1 111. when Han
tilti.il Is kidnaped bv Dave mount, Cap
tain Murrcll's agent. Ynnev overtakes"
Wount, Hives him n thrashing and secures
the bn Yancy appears Imfuro Snulre
nalaani. and Is dlsuimrKed with costs for
the plaintiff, netty Malroy. u friend of
the IVrrlsi-s, has an encounter with Lap
tain Murrell. who forces his attentions on
her. and Ih rescued by Hruce CarrlnKton
Betty Rets out for her Tennessee home.
CarrlnKton takes the sume stove. Yaney
and Hannibal dlsnppear, with Murrell on
their trail. Hannibal urrlves at the home
of JudBe Slocum Price. The Judge reuo
nlxes In the boy. the Krimdson of an old
time friend. Murrell antves at Judges
home. Cavendish family on raft rescue
Yancy. who Is apparently dead. Trice
breaks Jail. Hetty and CarrlnKton arrive
Ht Belle Plain. Hannibal's rllle discloses
some startling thlrxw to the judge. Han
nibal and Hetty meet ngnln. Murrell ar
rive In Belle Main. Is playing for big
stakes. Yancy awakes from long dream
less sleep on board tho raft. Judgo I'rice
makes startling discoveries ,ln looking up
land titles. Charley Norton, a young
planter, who assists tho JudKe, Is mys
teriously nsHuulteil. Norton Informs Car
rlnKton that Betty haH promised to inurrv
him. Norton Is mysteriously shot.
(CHAPTER XVI (Continued).
"There you go, Price" began Ma
harty. "Solomon, this 1b no time for me to
hang hack. I shall offer a reward ot
live thousand dollars lor this Informa
tion." Tho Judge's tone was resolute.
"Yes. sir, 1 shall mnko the figure com
mensurate with the poignant grief I
feel. He was my friend and client"
Tho next morning it was discovered
that some time during the night the
Judge had tacked his anonymous'com
munlratlon on the court houBe door;
Just below It waB another sheet of pa
per covered with bold script:
"To Whom It May Concern:
"Judge Slocum Price assumes that
the above was Intended for him since
be found It under his office door on
the morning of the twenty-fifth Inst.
"Judge Price bogs leave to stato It
as his unqualified conviction that the
-writer is a coward and a cur, and
offers a reward ot flvo thousand do!-
lars for any Information that will lead J
in hln Identltlcatlon."
to his Identification
Tom Ware was seated alone over
his breakfast. He had left his bed
as tho pale morning light crept across
the great fields that were alike hla
pride and his despair what was the
use of trying to sleep when sleep was
an Impossibility! He was about to
quit the table when big Steve en
tered the room to say there was a
"white fellow at tho door.
"Fetch him along In here," said
The white fellow delivered a pen
ciled note from Murrell. When he
was gone, the planter ordered hla
As Ware rode away from Uelle
Plain be cursed Murrell under his
breath. His own Inclination toward
evil was never robust; ho could have
connived over a long period or years
to despoil Uetty of her property, but
murder and abduction waa quite an
Three miles from Belle Plain be en
tered a bridle path that led toward
the river. A growth of small timber
was standing along the water's edge,
but aB he drew nearor, those better
ments which the resident of that
lonely spot had seen tit tn make for
his own convenience, came under hln
scrutiny; these consisted or a log
cabin and several lesser sheds.
Landing, he advanced toward the
cabin. Ab he did so he saw two wom
en at work heckling flax under an
open shed. They were the wife and
daughter of George Hicks, his over
"Morning, Mrs. Hicks," be said, ad
dressing himself to the mother, a
hulking ruffian of a woman. "Any
body with the captain?"'
"Colonel Fentress Is."
"Humph!" muttered Ware. He
moved to tho door of the cabin and
entered the room where Murrell nnd
Fentress were seated facing each
other ncross tho breakfast table
"Well, what the devil do you want
of me, nay now?" demanded tho
"How's your sister, Tom?" Inquired
"I reckon she's the way you'd ex
pect her to be." Ware dropped his
volco to a whlBper.
"John, you'll ruin yourself with
your damned cruzy Infatuntlon!" It
was FentresB who spoke.
"No, I won't, colonel, but I'm not
going to dlflcuHs that. All 1 want U
for Tom to go to Memphis and stay
thcro for a couplo of days. When he
comes back Hello Plain and Its nig
gers will bo as good oh his. I am go
ing to tako the girl away from there
tonight. How soon can you get away
J m?W I
"And Than It's Chang Your
from here, Tom?" he asked abruptly.
"Dv Clod I can't eo too soon!" cried
tho pnnter( Btaggerlng to his feet. He
nn.. i..tmon n hnnoiouo honinn Innk.
bUTO rClltlCOO U UVVCOO w.M. .w -..
You're my witness that first and last
I've no part tn this!"
The colonel shrugged his shoulders.
Murrell reached out a band and rest
ed It on Waie'a arm.
"Keep your wits, Tom, and within
a week people will have forgotten all
about Norton and 'your sister. I am
going to give them something else to
Ware went from the cabin.
"Look here, how about the boy
are you ready for blm If I can get my
bands on blm! I'll send blm eltber
up or down the river and place blm
tn safe keeping wbere you can get
him at any time you want."
"ThlB must be done without vio
lence, John!" stipulated Fentress.
"Certainly, 1 understand. Which
shall it be up or down river?"
"Could you take care of hlra for
me below, at Natchez?" Inquired
"As well there as anywhere."
"Good!" said Fentress, and took his
Three-quarter's of an hour slipped
by. then, piercing the silence, Murrell
heard a shrill whistle; It was twice
repeated; he saw Bess go down to
the landing again. A half-hour
rlapsed and a man issued from the
scattering growth or hushes that
(screened the shore. The newcomer
crossed the clearing and entered tho
cabin. He was a young lellow ot
twenty-four or tlvo, whose bronzed
face wore a reckless expression.
"Well, captain, wbat'a doing?" be
"If anytblng's to be done, now is
the time, Hues. What have you to
"Well, I've seen tbe council or each
Clan division. They are ripe to start
this thing off."
Murrell gave htm a moment or
"Twlco already I've named the day
und hour, but now I'm going to put
it through!" He set his teeth and
thrust out his Jaw.
"Cuptaln, you're the greatest fellow
In Amoilca Inside of a week men
who hnve never been within live hun
dred miles of you will be asking or
each other who John Murrell Is!"
Murrell had expected to pnrt with
Hues then and there and for all time,
but Hues possessed qualities which
might still be of use.
"Hues, you must start back across
Tennessee. Make It Sunday at mid
night that's three days off." Uncon
sciously his voice sank to a whisper,
"Sunday at midnight," repeated
"When you havo passed tbe word
Into middle Tennessee, turn south and
u II 1 , iumw
-wm W W Yf
VUGH AH KESTER.
rmtfiotat f0Hl COMrr
Nam and Strike Out for Texai."
muke tbe best of your way to New
Orleans. Don't stop for anything
push througb as fast aa you can.
You'll find me there. I've a notion
you and I will quit the country to
gether." "Quit the country! Why, captain,
who's talking or quitting the coun
try?" "You speak as though you were
fool enough to think tbe niggers
would accomplish something! " said
Murrell coolly. "There will be con
fusion at first, but there are enough
white men in the southwest to han
dle a heap better organized Insurrec
tion than we'll be able to set going.
Our fellows will have to uae their
heads as well as their bands or they
are likely to help the nigger Bwallow
bis medicine. I Iook for nothing else
than considerable of a shake-up along
the Mississippi . . . what with
lynchers and regulators n man will
have to ,show a clean bill of health
to be allowed to live, no matter what
bis color Just being white won't
help him any!"
"No. you're right, It won't!" nnd
again Hues gave way to easy laughter.
"When you've done your work you
strike south as I tell you and Join
me. I'm going to keep Now Orleans
for myself It's my ambition to de
stroy tbe city Old Hickory saved!"
"And then It's change your name
and strike out tor Texas with what
you've picked up!" ,
"No, It isn't! I'll have my choice ot
men a river lull or ships. Look
here, there's South America, or some
of those Islands In the gulf with a
black-and-tan population und a rew
white mongrels holding on to civfllza
tlon by their eye-teeth; what's to
hinder our setting up shop for our
selves? Two or threo hundred Amer
icans could walk off with an Island
like Haytt, lor Instance and it's
black with niggers. What we'd done
hero would be Just so much capital
down there. We'd mako it a stamp
ing ground for the Clan! In the next
two years we could bring In a couple
or thouunnd Americans and then wo'd !
be ready to take ovor tholr govern
ment, whether they liked it or not,
nnd run It at a profit. Wo'd put tho
niggers back In slavery where they
belong, and set them at work raising
sugur and tobacco for their own boss
es. Man, it's tho rlchost land in the
world, I tell you nnd the mountains
are full of gold!"
Hues had kindled with n ready en
thusiasm while Murrell was speaking
"That sounds right, captain we'd
hnve a country nnd a ling of our own
and I look nt thoso free niggers as
Just so much boot!" ,
"I ahull tako only picked men with
me I enn't give ship room to any
other but 1 wont you. You'll Join me
in New Orleans'" said Murrell.
"U'litMi do oti start houtli?" asked
"Iiisldo of two days. I've got somo
pilviil( business to settle before I
leave, I'll hang round heio until
that's attendrd to."
The Judge Extends His Credit.
That afternoon .liulgo Price walked
out to Hollo Plain. Solomon MiihnlTy
had known Hint this wax a civility
Hetty Malroy tould by no means es
cape. He had been conscious ot tho
Judge's purpose from tho moment It
existed In tho germ state, nnd he had
Htrlvrn to divert him, but his striving
had been In vain, for 'though the
Judge valued Mr. Mnhnffy because of
certain sterling qualities which he
profesHcd to discern beneath tbe hard
crust that mnde up tho external man,
he was not disposed to accept him as
his mentor In nlco matters ot tasto
nnd gentlemanly feeling. He owed It
to himself personally to tender his
sympathy, Miss Malroy must have
heard something or the honorahlo
pnrt ho had played; surely she could
not bo In Ignornnco of tho fact that
tho lawless clement, dreading bis tur-
ther activities, had threatened hlm.
She must know, too, about thnt re
ward of flvo thousand dollars. Cer
tainly her grief could not blind her
to the fact that he had met tho situ
ation with a largencBH of public spirit
that was an Impressive lesson to tho
These wero nil points over which
ho and MnhafTy had wrangled, and
he felt thnt his friend, In seeking to
keep him away from Hello Plain. wnH
standing squarely In his light. Ho
really could not understand Solomon
or his objections. He pointed out
that Norton had probably lett a will
no ono knew yet probably his es
tate would go to his intended wife
what more likely? He ' understood
Norton had cousins somowhero in
middle Tennessee there waB the at
tractive possibility ot extended litiga
tion. Miss Malroy needed a strong,
clear brain to guide ber past those
difficulties bis agile fancy assembled
In her path. He beamed on hla friend
with a wide sunny smile.
"You mean she needs a lawyer,
Price?" Insinuated Mahaffy.
"That slap at me, Solomon, Is un
worthy of you. Just namo some one,
will you, who has shown nn Interest
comparable to mine? I mny fay I
have devoted my entire energy to her
affairs, and with disinterestedness. I
have made myself relt. Will you men
tion who elso these cutthroats hnve
tried to browbeat and r right en? They
know that my theories and conclu
sions are a menace to them! I got
'em In a panic, sir presently some
follow will lose his norvo and light
out for the tall timber and It will
be Just Judge Slocum Price wbo's
done tbe trick no one else!"
"Are you looking for some one to
take a pot shot at you?" Inquired Ma
"Your remark uncovers my fondest
hope, Solomon I'd givo five years of
my lire Just to be shot at that would
round out the episode of tbe letter
nicely"; again tho Judge beamed on
Mahaffy with that wide and sunny
huiIIu of hla.
"Why don't you let the boy go
alone, Price?" suggested Mahaffy. He
lacked that sense or sublime confi
dence In the Judge's tact and discre
tion of which the Judge, hlmsolt, en
tortalned never a doubt.
"I shall not obtrude myself, Solo
mon; I shall merely walk out to Hello
Plain and leave a civil message. I
know what's due Miss Malroy In her
bereaved state she has sustained no
ordinary loss, and in no ordinary
fashion. She has been tho center of
a striking and profoundly moving
tragedy! I would give a good deal to
know if my Into client left a will"
"You might ask her," said MahalTy
cynically. "Nothing like going to
hendqunrters for the newa!"
"Solomon, Solomon, give me credit
for common sense go furthor, nnd
give mo credit for common decency!
Don't let us forget thnt ever since wo
enmo here she" hap manifested a
charmingly hospltnblo spirit where we
"Wouldn't charity hit nearer tho
(TO UB CONTINUED.)
Laying Something by for Future.
Tho general prosperity can only be
a reflection of tho prosperity of tho
Individual, and no Individual Is really
prosperous who Is not laying aside
something for tho future. The man
who mnkes $10,000 per year and
spends $10,000 is poorer than the man
who mukes $1,000 and spends but $!)00,
It may be hard to walk whilo your
neighbor whisks by In an nutomobllo,
but It Is tho man who has tho cour
ngo and character to live well within
his means who accumulates enough
cupltnl to do things In tbe world.-
BRIEF NEWS OF NEBRASKA
Hohedlct graduated a class of flvo
Sterling lias put a ban on thn dis
charging of fireworks within the city
Tho boys at the ItulUBtrlnl Hchool at
Keumey havo put out 25,000 tomato
Tho body of nn unknown man was
found In tho Missouri river near Peru
Tho canning factory at Kenrney hat
been completed nnd Is now ready for
Deshler Is arranging to celebrate
tho Fourth of Julyju tho old-fnBU
Tho Nebraska State Holiness nsso
slntlon is In session ul Kpunrth Lake
Tecumsoh Is experiencing n short
age In witter, the old well on Clay
street being about dry.
A special train of nineteen cnr of
rattle wuh shipped from York Mon
day evening to Chicago markets.
Mrs. Matilda Hawklim fell dead
while Ironing In her home near Kay
mond, .Monday afternoon.
The city council of Sutton has es
tablished a permanent park fund and
will mnko uu annual luvy for Uh main
tenanco. St. Matthews' Kplacopal congrega
tion of Alliance litis thn plans of a
fine new at ono church to bo erected
Among tho students receiving de
grees nt tho commencement exorcises
ut Wesleynn university, was Mrs. Ella
May lltirsey, M years of age.
Sixteen blcycloB havo been stolon In
Fremont since the llrst of tho year.
Last fall fully twenty owners of hi-
clcles reported their loss to tho police.
While repairing a window, I). H
Wngncr. of Alliance, slipped and his
head was forced through tho glass, n
piece of which was driven Into nn eye
Tho state occupation tax 1b not duo
until July 1, but moro than 100 cor
porations have nlrondy pnld In re
Bponse to notlccB sent out by the sec
retary of state.
Theodora Stanlnlcs, who suicided in
Iho city Jail at Lincoln some months
ago, left nn estato valued at over $100,
500. Ho was charged with complicity
In n case of arson.
John 'Immoror, Jr., of Seward, ban
returned from a trip around tho world,
mostly mndo In an automobile, going
over desorts and mountains never bo
foro traveled by nn automobile.
In a program furnished entirely by
the mcmberH of tho class, forty-flvo
students of tho high school graduated
at Grand Island, receiving tholr diplo
mas from Superintendent Darr.
Plans and specifications for a mod
ern fire department building and Jail
are holng mado for the city of Sutton.
It Is proposed to erect a cement block
building 4GxG0 feet on city property.
The etockmen'B convention at Al
liance, Juno 20, 21 nnd 22, It Is thought
will be tho largest and tho entertain
ment will bo tho most elaborate of
any In tho history of tho association.
Fred Post nnd hlB nephew, Will
Post, both residents of WlnBlow, wero
seriously Injured when a threshing
machine and traction engine they wero
driving went Into a creek near Fonta
nels. Edgar will celebrate the Fourth of
July In both old fashioned nnd new
fashioned style. The Commercial club
Is busy preparing a program that Is
expected to ecllpso all former colobra
lions In this city.
C. C. Johns, secretary of the Ne
braska Press association, of Grand
Island, and Miss Pearl Brown of Nor
folk were married Tuesday at tho
home of tho bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Samuol Brown of that city.
Sales of fresh beef by tho South
Omaha packers at this city averaged
a year ago 8.93 cents per pound. Sales
for the corresponding week this year
average 11.C8 ccnta per' pound, or
nearly 3 cents more to the retailer.
In spite of tho cold, the rain and the
heavy skies, two camps of tho Mod
ern Woodmen and one lodge of the
Workmen Sunday carried on tholr an
nual decoration of tho graves of the
dead at Wyuka comctery at Lincoln.
There will be five numbers on the
lecture course for the summer school
at Peru, the first of which will bo
given by. the Steckelbcrg Concort com
pany. Prof. Wiley, tho pure food ex
pert, will deliver a lecture during tho
Fifty Nebraska Bohemians have
Joined a party of 1,500 country mon,
who sail from Now York City to at
tend a Jubilee at Prague, Bohemia,
celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of
the founding of the Sokols, an organiz
ation of Bohemian physical culturlsts.
The Fremont merchants assoclflon
has decided not to continue closing
Fremont places of business for base
ball openings, celebrations and the
like, excepting such closing Is asked
for on holidays.
Moro than 100 Nebraska boys al
ready havowentered the Nebraska bo'B'
corn growing contest being conducted
through the agricultural department of
the stato university. And entries still
aro coming In, according to C. W.
Pugsley, superintendent of tho agri
cultural extension dopnrtment.
District Judgo Kennedy of tho Om
aha Juvenile court claims thnt loss
than 25 per cent of tho 6,000 boya of
that placo attend Sunday school.
At tho postmasters' convention fust
closed at Lincoln, tho following ofll
cera wore elected: President, J. H.
Tower, Sutton; first vice president, E.
R. SIzor, Lincoln; second vlco presi
dent, Lon Cone, McCook; third vlco
president, 8. W. Wilson, Wood IUver;
fourth vlco prosldont, John Lott, Bene
dict; secretary, L. F. Etter, South
Omaha; treasurer, A. F. Buechlor,
Grand Island; delegate to national as
sociation. W. J. Cook, Blair
HARD FOR THE HOUSEWIFE.
It's hnrd enough to keep houso If In
pfrfert health, but a woman weak,
Vred and suffering with nn aching
Lack has a heavy burden. Any woman
In thlH condi
tion has causa
to suspect kid
tho kidney ac
d I Bordered.
Bands. It Is
tho best roo
ommentlod special kidney remedy.
Mrs. C. F. Mace, Madison St., Shaw,
neetown, 111., saya: "I Buffered In
tensely from bnckncho and hendncho
nnd was very norvotiB. I was scarce
ly nblo to attend to my liousowork
and nt times wnB so bad I was confined
to bed. Doan's Kidney Pills gnvo mo
quick relief nnd beforo long cured m
"When Your Hack Is Lnme, Hcmemboi
tho Namo DOAN'S." t0o., nil stores,
lAister-Milbtirn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Silencn und blushing nre tho olo
quonco of women Chlnoso Proverb.
M.-s. Wmstow's RoothlnK Byrnp for Chltdrea
trrtlilnu, HoMeiis the r-iuii, rrdiiren Itinamma
tlou, allay ialn,curct wind colic. SSo bottle.
Ab soon as women are ours, we nre
no longer thelra. Michael de Mon
taigne. If toitltnnnlftts recclrrol from tliow using
OnrlleUl Tea aro of any viiluo, UnrlleM Tea
doc what wo olahu for It. Knouli uld.
When birds of a feather flock to
gether It Is a protty safe hot they'll
try to pluck each other.
Important to Mothers ..
Examine carefully every bottle ol
CASTOltIA, a safo and sure remedy for
infanta und children, and see that It
Signature of i
In Uso For Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Flctclicr'B CastorU
Mayor Turnbull of Canton waa
talking about a statement, mnde all
unconaclously by n Tltnnlc ofllcor, that
had been a terrible black eyo for the
"This statement," ho said, "reminds
mo of a little Canton boy.
" 'Tommy, why nro you so unkind
to your nurso? Why don't you love
her?' his mother onco asked blm.
"'Because I don't,' the enfant terri
ble replied. 'I Just hate herl I could
pinch her cheeks like papa does!'"
A northern visitor In the south tells
tho following story to Illustrate tbe
taciturnity of the southern negro.
He had asked Steve, a typical darky
of tho region, numerous questions cons
cernlng a certain plantation, and to
each the, negro gave the Invariable re
ply of "Yahs, sah."
"Steve," asked the somewhat exas
perated northerner, "don't you say,
anything but 'Yahs, sah'? Can't you
say 'No. sir?' "
The negro blinked his eyes Indolent
ly for a moment 'and replied, "Yaba
Going Further Back.
A man who bad suddenly become
very rich went to live In New York
and began to spend money with a lav
ish hand. Ho decided that bis name
needed advertising, so be visited a
"I suppose," be said, "If I pay you
enough you can trace "my family back
"My dear, sir," replied tbe genealo
gist, "If you're willing to put up the
monoy we can prove by evolution that
your family existed before Adam."
Will Not Offset the III Effects el
Coffee and Tea When One Cannot
A farmer says:
"For ten years or more I suffered
from dyspepsia and stomach trouble,
caused by the use of coffee (Tea con
tains caffeine, the same drug found
In coffee), until I got so bad I bad to
give up coffee entirely and almost give
up eating. There were times when I
could eat only boiled milk and bread r
and when I went to the field to work
I had to take some bread and butter
along to give me strength.
"I doctored steady and took almost
everything I could get for my stomach
In the way of medicine, .but If I got
any better It only lasted a little while
was almost a walking skeleton.
"One dny I read an ad for Postum
and told my wife I would try it, and as
to the following facts I will make affi
davit beforo any Judge:
"I quit coffeo entirely and used Pos
tum In -Its place. I have regained my
health entirely and can eat anything
that Is cooked to eat, I have Increased
tn weight until now I wolph more than
I ever did. I have not taken any medi
cine for my stomach since I began
"My family would stick to coffee at
first, but they saw the effects It had
on mo and when they wero feeling!
bad they began to use Postum, one at
a tlmo, until now wo all use Postum."
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Ten days' trial of Postum In place
of coffeo proves the truth, an easy and
Road the little book, "The Road U
Wellvllle," In pkgs. "There's a rea
son." Kver rend (ho above latter A
appear from time to tlmo. The
fro sreaelno, tree, ami tall of haasas)
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