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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (June 27, 1912)
TJip )trTip nl thp cipcnltiK of Hit iilory Is
Iftlil In llm llbiury of nn old worn-out
southern plantation, known nn tin- Hif
ony. The iilnce I to li solil, unci II"
history nntl thnl of Hip owner, the
CJtilntnrdi, in tin, nnl)Jct of illncutiiloii W
Jonathan Uri'nihuw, n buslncHH tnaii, -fitrnnnpr
known ai lllnW-ti. '"' ,,u"
Ynncy, a fnrtncr, when llunnllml Wiiyim
llnxnrit, n inymcrlotiH chlM of the "1"
nouthcrn family, tnnki-H his iiuiM-nriuirr.
Ynncy U'lls how ho niliiptrtt tho hoy. Nil
tlmnlol Ferris buys tlm lltirony. but the
Uulntnriln ilcny liny knowh-ilKo of tno
hoy. Ynncy to krp lliinnlbiil. (upturn
Murrcll, u frlind of the gulntiirilH, np
pnr nnd nsks nupstlmiM nbout the linr
ony. TrouMo nt HiTiitrh Hill, when Hi; -nlbal
Is kldnnprd by Dnvi llloiint. Cap
tain Murrall'H nRpnt. Ynncy overtake
Blount. Klv-s htm 11 thrashing nml fcure
the boy. Ynncy uppcnrs before HUlrp
nnlanin, nnd Is dlsrhtiwd with cosIh for
the plaintiff. Hellv Mnlroy. u frl"nil of
the 1-VrrlMcs. ItiiH nn encounter wit h Cap;
tnln Murrcll. who forces his iittcnt """"
her. nnd It rr'Mii1 by IItumi ( '""InKton.
Hetty nets out for hor Tnnncssro hrtinn.
CarrltiBlon takes the satnn j a'"- ?' "cy
nnd Hannibal dlmipptmr. with Murrt o n
their trail. Ilnnnllml arrives nt tho home
of Judge Blouuro l"rlce. The Juilc-t reco
tilics In tho boy. tho Krnmlmin of at old
lime friend. Murrcll nrrlvcs nl . JudKua
homo Cavendish family on rnft rojc "
Ynncy. Who Is npparently dead. Prlrn
breaks J"" Belt "and t'a r rl nton nrrU .,
nt Helle Plain. Hannibal's rifle discloses
Homo Btartllnx things to I He Jt'i'K- Han
nibal and Hetty, meet iwiln. Muwll ar
rive In Hello Pluln. Is playlnK for I.Ik
stake. Yancy awake, from InnK drea n
less sleep on f.oard the raft. J;'J? Vm
makes stnrtllmr discoveries In looking up
land titles. Charley Norton. "."'"
planter, who assists the JmWe. Is mi
terlously assaulted. Norton I"'?""" Car
rlnRton that Hetty ha promised to rnurrj
him. Norton Is mysteriously Mint. More
IlKht on Murrell's plots. Ho plans upris
ing of neRroes.
(CHAPTER XVII (Continued.)
"I hnvo never no regarded It, Solo
mon," said tho Jmlgo mildly. "1 uuve
read a lHTeront meaning In tho beef
and flour nnd potntoeB Bho'B sent boro,
1 oxpoct It the truth could bo known
to uh sho la wondering In tho midst
of her grief why 1 haven't called, but
she'll appreciate tho considerate del
icacy of a getitlcuinu. I wish It were
v possible to get cut flowers In this
Tho Judge hnd been occupied with
a simple but Ingenious toilet, lie
had trimmed the frayed skirts of bis
coat; then, by turning bis cuffs In
side out and upside down a fresh stir
face made Its first public appearance.
Next his shoes had engaged bis at
tention. They might have well dis
couraged a less restitute and resource
ful character, but with the contents
of his Ink-well be artfully colored bis
white yarn socks whore they showed
through the rifts In tho leather. TblH
the Judgo did gaily, now humming n
snatch oft song, now listening civilly
to Mabaffy, now replying with undis
turbed cheerfulness. Last of all bo
clapped his dingy beaver on his head,
giving It an Indescribably Jaunty
slant, and stepped to tho door.
"Well, wish mo luck, Solomon, I'm
off come, Hannibal!" bo said.
At heart bo cherished small hope of
seeing Ilotty, advantageous as bo roll
an Interview might prove. However,
on reaching Helle Plain, be and Han
nibal were shown Into the cool parlor
by little Steve. It was more years
than the Judge cared to remember
since be bad put his foot Instdo such
a bouie, but with true grandeur of
soul he roBe to the occasion; a
subltmatod dignity shono from every
battered feature, while be llxed little
Steve with so fierce a glance that the
grin froze on bis lips.
"You are to pay that Judgo Slocum
Price presents bis compliments and
condolences to Miss Malroy have
you got that straight, you plncb of
soot?" be concluded affably. Little
Steve, impressed alike by the Judge's
air of condescension and bis easy
flow of words, signified that be bad.
"You may also say that Judge Price's
ward, young Master Hazard, presents
his compliments and condolences"
What more the Judge might have said
was Interrupted by the entrance of
"My dear young lady " the Judge
bowed, then be advanced toward ber
wltb the solemnity or carrlago and
countenance be deemed suitable to
the occasion, and her extended band
was engulfed between bis two plump
palms. Ho rolled Mb eyes heaven
ward. "It's the Lord's to deal wltb us
as bis own Inscrutablo wisdom dic
tates," be murmured wltb pious resig
nation. "We are all poorer, ma'am,
that be has died Just us we were
richer whllo ho lived!" The rich
cadence of the Judgo'B speech rell
sonorously on tho silence, and that
look of horror which bud never quite,
loft Uotty's eyes slnco they saw
Charley Norton fall, roso out of their
clear depths again. Tho Judgo, In
stantly stricken with n senso of the
Inadequacy of bis words, doubled on
his spiritual tracks. "In a round
about way, ma'am, wo'ro bound to be
lieve In tbo omnlpresenco of Provi
dence wo must think It though a
body might be disposed to hold that
west Tennesseo had got out of the
line of dlvluo supervision recently.
Let mo lead you to a chair, ma'am!"
Hannibal had slipped to Hotty's
sldo and placed his band In hors. Tho
Judge regarded tbo pair with great
benevolnnco of expression.
"Ho would come, and I hadn't tbe
heart to forbid It. If 1 can bo of any
servlco to you, ma'am cither In the
capacity of a friend or professional
ly I trust you will not hesitate to
command me " Tho Judge backed
toward the door.
"Old you walk out, Judge Price?"
usked Hetty kindly.
"Nothing more than n healthful ex
ercise but wo will not detain you,
inii'tun; tho pleasure or seeing you Is
something wo had not reckoned on!"
The Judge's speech wns thick and
unctuous with good feeling. Ho wished
that Atuhuffy might have been there
to note the reserve and dignity of
"Hut you must let me order lunch
eon for you," said Hetty. At lonst
this ((ticittlonable old man was good
"I couldn't think of It, ma'am "
"You'll have n glass of wlno, then,"
urged Hetty hospitably. For the mo
ment she hifd lost sight of what was
dourly the Judge's besetting sin.
The Judgo paused nbruptly. He en
dured a moment of agonizing Irreso
lution. "On the advice of my physician 1
daro not touch wlno gout, ma'am,
and liver but this restriction does
not apply to corn whisky In modera
tion, nnd as a tonic either before
nieiilb, Immediately after meals or at
any time between meals always
keeping In mind the Idea or Its tonic
properties" The Judge seemed to
mellow nnd ripen. This was much
better thnn having tho dogs sicked on
you! His manner toward Hetty be
came almost fatherly. Poor young
thing, so lonoly nnd desolate In tbe
midst of nil this splendor be surrep
titiously wiped nwny a tear, nnd when
llttln Stove- presented himself and
was told to bring wnlsky, audibly
smacked bis lips a whole lot bettor,
"I am sorry you think you must
hurry away, Judge Price," said Hetty.
Sho still retained tho small brown
hand Hannibal had thrust Into hers.
Tho eastern mall gets In today,
ma'am, nnd I bavo reason to think
my share of It will bo especially
heavy, for It brings tho bulk of my
professional correspondence." In ten
years the Judge had received Just
one communication by mall a bill
which had followed him through rour
stntea and seven counties. "I ex
pect my sccretnry " boldly fixing
Solomon MnhafTy's status, "Is already
dipping Into It; an excellent assist
ant, ma'am, but literary rather than
Ltttlo Stevo reappeared bearing a
silver tray on whlcft was a docunter
'Slnco you Inslat, ma'am," tbe Judgo
poured hlmsolf a drink, "my best re
spects" ho bowed profoundly.
"if you are qulto willing, Judgo, I
think I will keep Hannibal. Miss
)! $B&0r I
Srf&jDj r1 P j r '"-
4'1 " .
"Since You Insist, Ma'am My Best Respects
Howen, who tins been here since "
her voice broke suddenly.
"I understand, mu'ani," satd the
Judge soothingly. He gave her n
glance or great concern nnd turned
to Hannibal. "Dear lad, you'll bo very
quiet nnd obedient, and do exactly
as Miss Malroy says? When shall 1
come for him, nin'aui?"
"I'll send him to you when he Is
ready to go home. I am thinking of
visiting my friends In North Caro
lina, and I should like to buve biin
spend as much tlmo un possible with
mo beforo I start for the east."
It hnd occurrod to Hetty that she
had done little or nothing for the
child; probably thin would be her last
Tho stato of tbo Judge's feelings
was such that with elaborate ab
sence of mind ho poured himself a
second drink of whisky; and that
there should bo no doubt the act was
ono or Inndverteuce, said again, "My
best respects, ma'am," and bowed as
beforo. Putting down the glass, be
backed toward tho door.
"I trust you will not hesitate to
call upon mo If I can bo of any use
to you, ma'am a message will bring
mo hero without n moment's delay."
Ho wns rather disappointed that no
allusion had been made to bis recent
activities. Ho reasoned correctly that
Hetty was as yet in Ignorance, or tbe
somewhat dangerous eminence he
hnd achieved as tho champion or law
and order. However, ho reflected
with satisfaction that Hannibal, In re
maining, would admirably serve his
Hetty insisted that ho should be
driven home, nnd utter faintly protest
ing, the Judgo gracefully yielded the
point, and a few momenta later rolled
away from Helle Plain behind a pair
of Bleok-coated bays, with a negro In
livery on the box. Ho was conscious
of a great senso of exaltation. He
felt that he should paralyze Mabaffy.
Ho even temporarily forgot the blow
his hopes had sustained when Hetty
spoko of returning to North Carolina.
This was lire broad acres and nig
gers principally to trot arter you
toting liquor and such liquor! he
lolled back luxuriantly with hair
"Twenty years In the wood ir an
hour!" he muttered. "I'd like to have
Just such a taste In my mouth wben
I come to dlo and probably she has
barrels or It!" ho sighed deeply, and
searched bis soul for words with
which adequately to describe that
whisky to Mahaffy.
Hut why not do more than paralyze
Solomon that would be pleasant but
not especially profitable. Tho Judge
came back quickly to tho vexed prob
lem or his future. He desired to
make some striking display ot Miss
Malroy 's courtesy. Ho know that hts
credit was experiencing the pangs or
an early .mortality; bo was not sensi
tive, yet for somo days he bad been
sensible or the fact that whnt be
called the commercial class was view
ing htm with open disfavor; but be
must bang on In Kalelgb a little long
erfor hlni it had become tho abode
of hope. Tho Judge considered tho
matter. At least he could let people
see something of that decent respect
with which Miss Mnlroy treated him.
They were entering Hnlclgh now,
nnd he ordered the coachman to pull
his horses down to n walk. He had
decided to make ubo of the Helle
Plain turnout In creating an atmos
phere of confidence and trust espe
cially trust. To this end be spent
the best part of an hour Interviewing
his creditors. It amounted almost to
a mass-meeting or tho adult male pop
ulation, for ho had no favorites.
When ho Invaded virgin territory bo
believed In starting tbo largest pos
sible number of accounts without de
lay. Tbe advantage of his system, as
ho explained Its workings to Mahaffy,
was that It bred' a noble spirit of emu
lation. He let It be known in a general way
that things were looking up with him;
Just In what quarter be did not
specify, but there he was, seated in
tho Hello Plain carriage, and tbe In
ference was unavoidable that Miss
Malroy was to recognize his activities
In a substantial manner.
Mahaffy, loafing away tho arter
noon In the county clerk's otllce,
heard or tbo Judge's return. He beard
that Charloy Norton hnd left a will;
thnt Thicket Point went to Miss Mal
roy; that the Norton cousins In mid
dle Tennessee were going to put up
a fight; that Judge Price had been
retained ns counsel by Miss Malroy;
thnt ho waB authorized to begin an
Independent search lor Charley Nor
ton's murderer, and was to spare no
expense; that Judgo Price was going
to pay bis debts. Mabaffy grinned at
this and hurried home. He could be
lieve all but the last; that was tbe
crowning touch of unreality.
Tbe Judge explained tbe situation.
"I wouldn't withhold bope from any
man, Solomon; it's tbe cheapest thing
In the world and tbo one thing we
are most miserly about extending to
our fellows. These people' all feel
better and what did It cost me?
Just a little decent consideration; JttBt
the knowledge of what tbe unavoid
able associations of ideas in their
own minds would do for them!"
What had seemed tbe corpse or cred
it breathed again, and the Judge and
Mabaffy immediately embarked upon
a characteristic , celebration. Early
candle-light found them making a be
ginning; midnight came the gray
add purple of dawn and they were
ttllt nt It, back of closed doors and
Betty Leaves Belle Plain. .
Hannibal bad devoted himself loy
ally to tbe Judge's glorification, an
Hetty heard all about tbe letter, tbe
snuffing of the candles and the re
ward of five thousand dollars. It vast
ly increased tbe child's sense of Im
portance and satisfaction wben be
discovered sho bad known nothing of
these matters until be told ber ot
"Why, where would Judge Prlco
get so much money, Hannibal?" she
asked, greatly astonished.
"He won't have to get It, Miss Het
ty; Mr. Mahaffy says be don't reckon
no one will ever tell who wrote tbe
letter he 'lows tbe man who done
that will keep pretty mum he Just
dPSBent tell!" the boy explained.
"No, I suppose not " and Betty
saw that perhaps, arter all, tbe Judge
had not assumed any very great finan
"He can't be a coward, though, Han
nibal!" she added, for she under-!
stood that the risk or personal vio
lence which be ran was genuine. Sbe
bad formed ber own unsympathetic
estimate ot htm that day at Hoggs'
race-track; Mahaffy in bis blackest
hour could have added nothing to it.
Twice since tben sbe bad mot him In
Raleigh, which had only served to fix
that first Impression.
(TO DE CONTINUED.)
Bank of England Employes.
There are about 1,06') persons on
the staff of tbo Dank of England, of
whom '840 nre nt tbe bead offlco in
London and the remainder In th
branches throughout tho country
Five hundred porters ihd mechanic!
nre also employed. Tjq bank prlnta
Its own notes and Indian rupee notes,
together with all pohal orders and
old;uge pension ordonr, this work Is
done at the head office.
Royalty Sacred In Austria.
A woman in Vlorna has boon sent
to prison for three'montbs for speak
ing dlsrespoctfully' of Maria Theresa,
who tins been del for' 131 years. la
Austrian luw royalty Is prelected from
criticism, wrltier" or spoken, for 800
years after dcatl.
Bake Day Comes
is now the vogue in the best,
most carefully conducted
homes, city and country.
Bread Cake Pastry
More Tasty More Healthful
Remember that with
-A Strictly Purt, Cream of Tartar Powdar-
all quickly-raised food
is made without trouble
and of finest quality.
Great Success, Delicious foods,
with Home Baking and
CREAM BAKING POWDER
Bake Day Comes
KEEPING BABIES IN HEALTH
Success of Tent Scheme Last Sum
mer 8o Pronounced That It
Will Be Repeated.
Mothers of little babies that suffered
much from tbo intense heat in the
early part of July last summer will bo
interested in the success of the "baby
tent" scheme adopted in some of the
Tbe tents are placed on flat roofs of
tall buildings and in open lots, wltb
eight little cradles or cots In each
tent Wben all was ready mothers
of babies under two years were Invited
to leave them at tbe nearest available
tent over night, so that the young
sters, In addition to enjoying tbe privi
lege of sleeping out of doors, could
also receive the attention of trained
nurses and doctors free.
8ome of the tents have a perforated
Iron pipe extending along the ridge
pole and connected with tbe city water
supply. On very hot nights tbe water
was turned on and allowed to stream
down over the canvas. By evapora
tion It greatly reduced tbe tempera
ture Inside tbe tents. Some of the
tents were also kept cool by tbe uso
of large blocks of Ice In tubs before
the entrance. Electric fans blew tbe
cold air from tbe Ice Into the tents
sufficiently to keep tbe babies comfort
This Is the way some of the poor
babies are being cared for, but the
Ideas could be utilized by any one who
bad tbe welfare of the baby at heart.
Didn't Know What It Was.
Senator Duncan U, Fletcher wan
condemning at a dinner In Jackson
ville an orange grower who had failed.
"Tbe. man failed," he said, "through
ignorance. He lays tbo blame on other
things, but bis Ignorance alone Is at
fault. He Is as Ignorant of o ran go
farming as tbe tramp was of Industry.
"You've heard of that tramp, por
haps? He wore on his faco a sneer of
derision and scorn.
"'Work?' ho said 'Work? Whnt Is
"Do you keep motoring accesso
ries?" asked tbe man entering tbo de
"Ob, yes," replied tho floorwalker,
with a bow, "wo keep arnica and
witch hazel. Drug department, second
aisle to the left, please !"
, Many a doting father has paid hun
dreds of dollars to loam that his
daughter couldn't slug.
- FT if
1 GGBC UMH.
First Shark There's a man falling
Second Shark We'll have to eat
bim or he'll drown.
Easy to Cut the Price.
A man went Into a butcher's shop
and asked how much sausages were
"Ab," said tbe butcher, "der brlce
vas gone ups. I shall hat to sharge
you tventy-flve cents."
"Nonsense!" exclaimed tbe vustonv
er, "that Is outrageous. I can get
them at Schmidt's for twenty cents."
"Veil, vy didn't you?"
"Because he was out of them."
"Ob, veil," replied tbe butcher, "if
I vas oudt of 'em, I'd sell 'em for tven
ty cents, too."
Qabe I boo that they celebrated
Mothers' day. Why don't they have a
Steve Father has every Saturday
night, hasn't bo?
Every time the wrong young man
calls on a girl she always says to
somo other girl the next day: "I
thought he never would go home,"
Mm. Wtr.Klow's Soothing- Hyrup for Ob46v:a
teatbluK, ooftena the guaiH, reduces lafiAaui
tloo, f.Uny.t pain, curat wind colic, SSa boU.c
Children who have been brought
up ns pets may never get over being
Just one cup of Garfleld Tea taken befort
retiring will next duy rullavu your nyatom
gently and thoroughly ot all Impurities.
If a man has common senso he tV
dom makes use ot it In a lovo affair.
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