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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
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rri. v", r""cciilcd ihcinsPlvpH In tlin utile,
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5?. . ':,e,"'nnl Itnyninnd. Wyntt In
fllSf V i "'""Kli Noreen uttetiiptH to lie
rf '...'." Wvtt Ih taken to Luwlsuiir;
Tor trial ug n spy.
J , CHAPTER XV.
I Choose Death.
1 knew the town well, nml few
changes hutl occurred hIiico InHt I
"walked those streets hntitl In hand
with my father. It lint! not grown nny
inrger. and thus fur tho war hnd
wrought Utile damage. Tho moBt of
life In the sleepy old town centered
nbout the KniHt hotel, a three-story
wooden structure, where the olllccra
of tho garrlHon lodged, and tho court
noiiHe. n dlgnliled edlllco of red hrlclc,
a block beyond, where In other dnyH
my father preHlded on tho bench, now
completely surrounded by a military
earn p. There uere moro Federal boI
tllerH hero than I had expected to boo.
but n remark exchanged between two
f my guard Informed mo that most
of them- had arrived during tho night
a regiment of Ohio troops, and n
buttery of light artillery. dcHtlned to
HBHlat In a contemplated nttnek on
Tho bend of our little column halted
In front of the hotel, but Whltlock
Hhouted a command to the sergeant,
und wo rodo on past, tho guard cIdhIiir
up tightly. kept my fucu straight
ahead, determined to nmko no sign,
but. nevertheless. 1 had a glimpse- of
Noreen. standing at her horse's head.
nd. for an lnslant. I felt certain her
eyes wero resting on mo. Then Ray
mond spoko to her. touching her
Bleovo fnmlllnrly with his hand to at
tract attention, and bIio smiled up into
his face, as If In nnswer to somo witty
romurk. This was tho last gliinpao 1
hud ns we clattered on down the
At tho courtliouso steps tho eer
Keant turned mo over to tho ofllcer of
tho day. nnd I was marched Into tho
bnsement. Tho old Jail had evidently
been burned, for I could seo tho roof
had fallen In, and tho stono walla
wero blackened with smoke, but tho
lower story of tho courthouso was bus
tllo enough, tho windows barred, tho
wbIIb strong nnd thick. Tho plnco In
which they thrust mo had nt one time
protected tho county recordH, was per
haps nine feet square, with ono nar
row window high up in tho wall, and
an iron door. Tho door nnd walla
wore of stono. nnd tho celling beyond
roach. A soldier throw in a box. to be
utilized ns n sent, together with a
couple of blankets.
"There. Johnny," he snld cnrelessly,
"I guess you'll stny hero till you'ro
wanted. There'll bo some grub along
Tho iron door rlnneed hnhin.i Mr,.
and I henrd tho sharp click of a heavy
lock, then regular stops pnsslng buck
and forth acroBs tho stono floor, proof
that a sentinel bad ocen posted. There
soomed little need of ono iih I sat
down on tho box and stnred discon
solately nbout. Tho window afforded
uiuplo light, but no hope of escape.
Tho shelves on which had once re
posod the records of Green Hrlar
county were of iron, ns n safeguard
against lire, with a sheet of Iron nt
their back, concealing the wall bo
bind. My heart gavo a sudden leap.
As n boy I had plnyod about this
building, Invading every nook nnd cor
ner. I could even recnll when those
shelves were first Installed, and I had
sat almost whero 1 was sitting then,
und watched the workmen bolt them
Into their present position. It wns bo
foro my father bought tho placu out
on the rldgo, and wo wero living only
a block down the street. Thoso shelves
rested against tho big chimney, and
thoro wub an opening lending into it,
across which they had nnlled a tin
protector before thoy fnstonod the
iron to the wall.
If I could onco get In behind thnt
Iroa pinto tho way out would not bo
such u hard or dlllleult ono to'trnvel.
Tho chlmnoy wns largo; I recalled
standing upright In tho fireplace on
tho lloor above, and looking up to
whero I could percelvo tho light of the
sky. It was constructed of Irregular
bits of Btonu, which would afford lodg
"5j CWWtlD-" ! I' I'l WWHI'l .iwiprirmimimiTtn-ir- .-rraBrc:;
, . i
ment for tho feet, and grip for tho
hands In climbing no easy Job, of
course, but not Impossible for ono
reckless enough to inako the attempt.
Hut how could 1 hope to pry Iooho
that protecting Hheet of Iron? Where
could 1 discover a tool to glvo me the
ni'cissnry leverage to dislodge those
holts? Could one of those supports
lie unscrewed or twisted off 7 If o,
It might prove strong enough for the
purpmie. 1 stepped luifltlly across, and
tented two of them with my bunds, but
found both these firm nnd Immovable.
I dare not exercise much forco In fear
the noise might bo overheard, nnd
besides It was time the Jailer brought
mo In somo food. So I went back to
my sent on tho box, nnd waited, my
eyes on the Iron, nnd my mind eagerly
working on somo plan which seemed
fenslble. I had a half dozen keys In
my pocket, nnd a broken cartridge
shell in my belt nothing elso avail
able. The senrcherB hnd stripped mo
clean A careful survey of the lloor
revealed only a twisted nnll, but thoro
wns something caught In tho Iron bars
of tho window; from whero I sat it
looked IIUo tho half of a broken horse
shoe. I got up to see, but quickly sat
down ngnlu there wub someono at
It opened, nnd a soldier stood asldo
whllo two men entered. Ono wub Fox,
tho other a heavy-set, gray tnustnehed
ofllcer, in tho uniform of n colonel of
Infantry. Tho captain greeted mo
gravely, and extended Ills bund.
"I would far rather meet you as I
did before," ho said, "but war gives
us tin choice"
"I took my ehnnces and hnvo no
complaint," 1 answered heartily, for I
liked tho mnu. "I prcsumo thoro Is
no doubt ns to my fnto?"
"I fear not, but tho matter Is not In
my hntids. for which I nm grntcful
I his Is Colonel Plckney, In com
mand." I bowed, and our eyes mot. Tho fnco
confronting mo wns strong nnd reso
lute, Kb expression that of regret.
"A very young man, Captain Fox."
he said to his companion, "which fact
adds to tho unpleasantness of such
duty. Your numo Is Wyatt?"
"You claim connection with tho Con
federate service nn ofllcer?"
"A sergeant of nrtlllery, sir."
He cleared his throat Impressively.
"You huvo tho uppearunco of an
Intelligent man, Sergeant Wyatt, and
must rcnllzo tho seriousness of your
position. I am suro I need not dwell
upon the fata which befalls a spy
when ruptured by tho enemy. In
your enflo there scorns to bo no de
fense possible you wear Federnl uni
form; wero within our lines, nnd pa
pers hnvo been found on you of a
most Incriminating character. It is
my understnndlng you make no de
nial." "None, whatover, sir; It would bo
There Is always u way In which
mercy can bo extended," ho went on
cnrnestly. "Doubtless you possess In
formntlon which would bo of tho ut
most vnluo to us. I shall gladly use
my Intlucnco on your bohulf If the
I glanced aside at Fox, nnd caught
the look of npienl In his faco; then
back Into tho expectant eyes of the
"You have authority to mako mo
this proposition?" I asked quietly.
"I am In command of this camp, and
pledge you my Intluenco with Goneral
I stood motionless a moment, en
deavoring to straighten tho matter out
In my mind. When I spoko It was as
briefly as possible.
"I can only thank you. Colonel
l'lckney, and respectfully decline-. I
will not nnswer your questions, sir."
Fox gripped my arm, and aa I
glanced ut him, I wns surprised to
see a mist of tenrs in his eyes.
"Wyatt," ho exclaimed, making no
pretense nt calmness, "do not bo bnsty
In your decision. 1 would not counsel
you to any act of dishonor, but surely
some compromise Is possible. 1 not
only ask you to consider tho situation
from your own standpoint, but also
from ours, I accompanied Colonel
Plckney In tho hope I might hnvo
some Influence." Ho hesitated an In
stant, as though doubtful of his words.
"Perhaps I should say, my boy. that
another urged mo to come."
"Yes a lady."
My bend swam, my heart beating
like n triphammer.
"Do do you mean, Cnptnln Fox,
that she nctunlly asked you to urge
mo to snve myself by such nn act?"
"No, Wyntt; not that. She request
ed mo to accompany Colonel Plckney.
and do all I could on your behnlt."
I drew a long brenth of relief, my
mind clearing, my resolve strength
ened. Sho did rare then! God knew
1 was glad; nnd sho hnd not urged
mo to nn net of dishonor. And I knew,
I understood alio wished mo to real
Izo that sho was not Indifferent to my
fnto, thnt hor Interest wns not dead;
and she had sent tho messngo to mo
by the only man she could trust to
rightly deliver It. My heart light-
J cried, aatl my lips smiled.
t: m x- Js-tjm. -& jm-vt
"1 tbnnk you for your messnge. Cap
tain Fox," I salci sincerely, clasping
his hand. "Tell her how glad It mnde
ne. Hut It ennnot change my deel'
slon; I will answer no questions."
"This In your final reply, Bergeant?"
the colonel's voice had hardened; his
eyes hnd lost tholr friendliness. "Good
The door opened to the rap of his
knuckles, nnd tho two men passed
out, neither one glancing back at me.
The sentry asked a question, und I
henrd Plckney answer:
"Yes, set the food within, but let
no ono communicate with the prisoner
except on my written order. I will
hnvo another sentry (Kisted above."
A soldier entered, bearing a camp
ration nnd a pannikin of water, and
placed these on the box, llo said
nothing, and the colonel stood beside
the door watching until I was left
alone. 1 put the food on the floor un
touched and sat down on the box I
wanted to live; I was young, ambi
tious, and I loved that girl. I real
ized this truth clearly, and It became
tho one ccnselosH Incentive to effort.
Her face arose before me, and I felt
Hint her message was meant for my
encouragement. Sho wanted mo to
live; wished me to know that she was
not Indlffeient; trusted me to accom
plish all that n man could. And I
must net new, If ut nil. ,
I nto tho food, not from any senso
of hunger, but because I needed It to
keep up my strength. I was alone,
un watched; there wub no plnco where
an eyo could peer In on my move
ments. I dragged tho box over to
the window, stood on It, and managed
to dislodge tho bit of iron entangled In
tho grating. It proved to bo part of
a discarded horseshoe, flung there
cnrelessly by somo farrier und con
tained three thin-headed nails. With
dlfllculty I loosened one of thoso and
fitted the shnrp edge into a screwhead
of a shelf bracket. Tho nail afforded
littlo purchase and I tried three of
tho screws before finding one loose
enough to turn. Ily this tlmo my fin
gers were numb nnd bleeding, yet the
flnnl success set my heart throbbing
The removal of the screw, which by
chance was the lower one, enabled me
to insert tho remnant of horseshoe
beneath the bracket Iron. Slowly,
fearful of creating ularm, the Impro
vised lever wrenched the bracket
free, until I wns enabled to get firm
So I Went Back to My Seat on the
grip on It with my hands. With root
braced, nnd every muscle strained. I
worked that bit of Iron buck und forth,
tearing It free, until I knew thnt an
other wrench would separate It en
tirely from its fastenings. Then I
forced it back into place again,
pressed down the loosened screws,
curofully gathered together the slight
debris littering tho lloor, and cast It
Into a dark comor. Tho bracket
seemed ns solid us ever. Now I must
wult for night.
Under Death Sentence.
It wns dreary waiting, for every un
usual sound reaching me brought with
It a throb of fear. That my fato was
already prnctlcully settled I knew, but
how long the delay might bo remained
a problem. Fox, I felt convinced,
would uso whatever intluenco ho pos
sessed to delay action, and thero wus
a fnint hope In my mind also thut No
reen might even make n plea to higher
authorities In my behalf. I dare not
bellovo she would, but the vnguo
drenm of such a thing recurred again
nnd again to my mind.
To learn all I could I dragged the
box to a position below the window.
nnd standing on It managed to gain
a narrow glimpse without, tho vista
roveallng u (lap of dirty tent cloth
nnd part of an army wagon backed up
ngaiiiBt tho building, leaving barely
enough spaco for tho guard to pace
back and forth tho length of his beat.
1 could seo his blue-clad legs, with the
white stripe, cross und recross In
front of me. I tested the strength of
tho Iron grating with my hands, but
the bars wero firmly Imbedded and
Tho sun must have been well down
In tho west when Fox returned. I
hnd been expecting him. trusting to
his friendly interest, nnd with n Meet
ing hope that Noreen might cotumls
slon him to bring me some further
message. Yet tho moment I looked
Into his faco, shadowed by tho fadlug
light, 1 realized that ho brought no
encouraging news. My heart sank,
but 1 kept a smile on my lips.
"1 expected to bo out of horo be
m. i. w -.
fore now," I said meaningly; ei 1
Judge from your exprsssloti there Ii
"And no hope of one, Wyatt," he an
swered regretfully "The evidence
against you Is too strong. Tho delay
in convening a court has been caused
by tho scarcity of olllcers In camp
Our forago trains are Just beginning
to return, but It Is now so late that
Colonel Plckney hns decided to hold
you prisoner until morning. I waited
until the order was Issued before com
Ing here. Tho court-murtlal Is set for
"I am thankful for even that delay
There Is, I presume no doubt us to
"None, so far as I can lenrn. You
nre u soldier, Wyatt. and may as well
face the truth. I have urged mercy
on Colonel Plckney. until ho finally
ordered nn; to drop the subject Ho
Is a strict disciplinarian, a bit of a
martinet, indeed, and Inclined to take
the uilvlcii or u regular army olllcer
In such matters, rather than rely on
volunteers. Has Raymond any spe
cial reason to dislike you?"
"Only that I Impersonated lilin in
this masquerade "
"Haht that was mere chance, the
selection of his name from tho urmy
list. The fellow Is naturally vindic
tive enough, but surely could not har
bor personal dislike over so stnnll a
matter." He paused hesitatingly, us
though doubtful of the propriety of
pressing an Inquiry. "1 trust you will
pardon me, Wyatt. but I have won
dered If there wus not some trouble
existing between you relutlvo to the
friendship of Miss Hurwood."
"Thnt would nppeur impossible," I
replied, somewhnt surprised, "for my
being with her wus entirely uccldon
tul." "Yes. so sho Insists; but I know
Rnymoml Is deeply Interested In the
girl. Someone told mo he actually
proposed to her at West Point, und
sought this detail In hope of meeting
her again. The occurrence which
aroused my suspicion that ho felt a
personul grudge ngnlnst you was this
I know he promised her to uso his
Influence to have you sent to Charles
ton for trial, but Instead ho urged
Colonel Plckney to exercise his own
uuthurity I chanced to be lu tho next
room, and overhenrd. I huvo not seen
the young lady since"
My mind worked rapidly. That
Raymond was treacherous was prob
ubly true. Noreen had treated him
with marked coldness. Thero could
be no great degree of Intimacy between
them, or she would have chosen him
lu this emergency rather than Captnin
Fo. Hut she hud reveuled to neither
olllcer the fact of our marriage; It
was not so much as suspected.
(TO UK CONTINUKD.t
FALLACY OF LONG STANDING
That Frost Is Most Likely to Occur
In the "Light of the Moon"
Is a Wrong Idea.
Ono of tho most tenacious beliefs
la that the weather is affected by
tho movement of the moon. It Is gen
erally considered that frost la more
likely to occur In 'ho "light of tbe
moon" than ut any other time. For
this renson crops which tho frost is
likely to destroy nre plnnted nt such
u tlmo ns to bo certuin to avoid u
I'hu moon retlects sunlight to the
curth nnd produces tho tides. It bus
minor ofTccta, such us changing tbe po
sltlou of tho earth and causing min
ute dotlecttona of the magnetic needle;
theso lust, ure, however, so small tbat
they havo only effect upon relinod In
struments of detection, und It has
been proved conclusively theso two
huvo no relation to the change of
weather. Regarding tho two former
effects named, It Is quite easy to un
derstund that retlected sunlight from
tho moon cannot affect the weather
In the Urst place, moro light la re
ceived from the sun in thirty min
utes than from tho moon in ono yenr,
and. moreover, tho greatest retlecttou
is ut full moon; from u logical point
of view then It should be warmer in
stead of colder at full moon. This
should disprove any argument that
the retlected light mnkea It colder
at full moon.
Kitchener's Good Humor.
Lord Kitchener ta so much regard
ed us a mun without u smile, writes
a correspondent, that un anecdote
Illustrating bis human quality muy bo
to the point. Ono of my olllcers has
u rich futhor who wrote directly to
"K. of K." offering to settle 250
uplcce on each of his two sous if tho
war minister would glvo them com
missions "Settle tho money on your
daughters ItiBtead," came tho reply;
"If your suns are any good I shall be
glud to take them for nothing." Sound
common seusu this, us well us humor
touched with Irony. Loudon Chron
icle Officer's Wife a Car Conductor.
At u meeting of the Portsmouth
town council recently It was stated
that two women, one a colonel's
daughter and the other a captain's
wife, wero working as conductors on
tho municipal street enrs Their ob
ject is to roleaso two ellgiblo men foi
war service, und thoy devoto tholr pay
to charity. Portsmouth has now 30
woman conductors and 25 postwomon.
Styles Soon Change.
"So you ure going to motor across
tho continent. Mra Whyffer?"
"Yes. Wo sturt tomorrow."
"I dure say you anticipate a pleasant
"Yes, but thero la one thought that
"And what Is that?"
"I'm afraid our car will be out of
I date when we reach our dcstiautlon."
FAITHFUL WILL BANQUET.
Democrats Will Gather at Lincoln on
Lincoln, Nob. A monster demo
cratic banquet, whore cnmlldates for
senator, for representative nnd for
state olllces may present their views
of democratic parly policy to the pub
lic, Is the plan of tho Nebraska Demo
cratic Kdllorinl association, whose of
ficers met In Lincoln Wednesday to
make arrangements for the coming
meeting, The date of tho banquet was
definitely set for January 11. On that
date, tho business meeting of the dem
ocratic edi'ottal association will bo
held nt 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
Apples a Drug on Market.
Tecumseh Thousands of gallons of
cider have been made In Johnson
county dining the past few months
nnd the cider tnllN are still turning
out great amounts of It. The produc
tion hns beer gteatnr this year than
usual on account of the fact that many
of the tipples are not good for anything
else, Tim qunllty of tho elder Is good
notwithstanding the apples from which
It is made are of lower grade than
usual. The low prices prevailing on
the apple market probably also has a
good deal to do with the Increased
manufactuie ol cider und vinegar.
Asked Aid In Search
noatrlce. -Police olllclals over the
state have been nsked to aid In the
search for Samuel Sehllop, the seven
teen-yenr-olil son of Rev. and Mrs. II.
II. Schliep of this city, who has not
been seen since a week ago Sunday
morning, when he left his home to
attend Wundny ri-hool. The lad stnrted
for church on n bicycle. The wheel
wns found by Mr. Schliep In tho pos
session of two boys, who claim thoy
hud found it.
First Auto Evangelistic Trip
Hustings. - The first uutomobllc
booster evangelistic excursion evei
conducted In Adams county was made
when a siMyeight-mlle whirlwind tour
of Adams and Webster counties wa
made by fifteen auto loads of Hastings
church workers. Street meetings were
held in Juniata, Keuesaw. Holsteln,
Roselaud, Hluehill, Roscmont and l'au
Killed by nn Explosion.
Humphrey --Michael Parockl. wa?
Instantly killed while repairing a gas
oline can in trout of his shop. He
wns soldering the can and fumes were
Ignited. He was killed when an ex
Alnsworth. Potato shipments to
date from this point are Hearing the
200 ear mark. The quality Is good.
The jlold has been from 50 to 150
bushels per acre
FROM ALL OVER NEBRASKA
Murray is ngitatlng the question of
Heatrlce young Indies have organ
ized u Y. W. C. A.
Stewnit Is preparing to erect a
fit!. 000 high school building.
Precautions have been taken In the
Omaha schools against danger from
fire or panic.
Twenty-nine mnrringc licenses were
Issued in Gage county during the
mouth of October.
Hetween 12 (100 nnd 1B.000 con
veislons wus the result of Hilly Sun
day's campaign ut Omuhu.
Fifty farmers from Pupllllon, In
automobiles, visited the university
farm at Lincoln, Inst week.
The output of the elder and vinegar
factories of the state for 1IMG will be
tho largest In tho history of hat In
dustry. Kight of the ton carloads of gran
ite received for paving at Fremont
have been rejected by tho city engl
Ray Kingsley of Omaha scored 145
out of n possible 150 at the shooting
tournament of tho Fremont gun club
A state-wide "Older Hovs" confer
ence under the auspices of tho Y. M.
C. A. will be held nt Lincoln. Novem
ber 2fi to 28.
Mr. nnd Mrs. John Corless of Hoop
er celebrated their sixty-first wedding
anniversary last week. They havo re
sided nt Hooper since 1S71.
Democratic newspaper men of the
state will gather at Lincoln January
11 for a mummoth bnnquet ono of the
regulation dollnr-a-plato kind.
Will Tilsby of Wlsner had $200 In
a belt around his body, which strong
nrm men who held him up at Omaha
failed to discover, and he Is congrat
ulating himself on his foresight.
West Point will have n free lecture
course this winter.
Paul Getzschmann. a resident of Ne
braska for tu'arlv sixty years, Is dead
nt his home In Omaha.
The Heatrlce board of education has
voted to purchase n plot of ground
450x150 feet, adjoining the Glenover
schoolhouse, to he used as n play
ground for the children of that school.
John D. Haskell of Wakefield has
oflered ?100 as a prize for tho host
poem on Nebraska, his purpose being
to hne a prize poem set to music nnd
sung when the semi-centennial of the
etnte is celebrated.
Harry Feist nnd Gus Donbnch wore
seriously wounded by tho accidental
discharge of a shotgun while on a
hunting ti Ip near Hastings.
After a chase of more than 1,000
miles in Nrtiinska and Kansas, Sher
iff Cole of Hastings arrested Henry
Jackson lu Omaha Tuesday and took
him to Hastings to answed n chargo
of Jumping bail.
The denumd for cornhuiikers In
Dodge enmity has greatly exceeded
the supply ho far. Farmers have been
besieging the free employment bureau
at the Y. M. C A. In an effort to
TANK IN LITTLE
Does Serpentine Tango in Chica
go Street, Causing No Little
"GOOD BUY" FOR SAM
Soda Fountain Attachment Picked Up
by Junk Denier Does Some
Startling Things When At-
tacked by Purchaser.
Chicago. Sam Shnmberg. dealer it
ragH, old Iron, nnd related products
mado n good buy recently, lie came
ucrosn a second-hand liquid carbonic
acid tank such ns is used in soda
He took It to his emporium at Chest
nut nnd Franklin streets and, being a
prudent person, ho saw a varied prollt
to bo had lu dissecting tho tank.
The nozzles of such tnnka ure made
of brass und brass Is u readily sal
able metal. Hence Sum would removo
tho nozzlo first. Ho stood the tunk
upright und hit It a crack with a
A Little Hissing Jaunt.
A truly alarming thing occurred. Ab
if resenting the violence of Sam's at
tack, the tank hissed with remarkable
humauness und, without further ado.
set off up the street in most shocking
It ho happens thut the factories in
this vicinity ure discharging their hun
dreds of workers ut this tlmo of day
und the majority of Uicse are girls.
When these young women saw a hid
eous gray object, foaming at the mouth
hissing like a sea serpent, and swiz
zllng up the street like an intoxicated
muskellunge, they thought the city hud
been attacked by German submarines
and a torpedo hud gone astray.
A H'isting of Skirts.
Well, sir, they say up ulong West
Chestnut street thero never was such
Set Off Up the Street.
a h'isting of skirts and such a screech
ing of terror nor such a scramble for
something to got behind since tho Chi
cago avenue wntcr main burst.
Daniel Matthews, a driver for P. D.
Carroll, un expressman, tried to guide
his horses out of tho 'vuy of tho ram
paging tunk, but it's hard enough to
dodge on foot, let alone trying to
dodge with two horses nnd a truck.
The hissing monster hit one of tho
horses nnd fractured a leg.
Meanwhile Sam wua doing a ser
pont gallop after hia runaway junk,
una was losing by a mile, when tho
angry tunk gave a last hissing gasp
and fell dead.
STARTS AUTO; CAN'T STOP IT
Yells to Watching Wife: "Phone to
Garage and Tell Me Next Time
I Come By."
Shenandoah, In. A Shennndoah
business man purchased an automobile
nnd after u lesson In driving started
out by himself. From her window his
wife proudly saw him whizz by, well
up to the speed limit. In a fow mln
TiteE ho camo back again and thon
"again nnd ngnlu.
Finally he shouted to her ns ho
went by. "Say. Lizzie, telephone to tho
garage and Hnd out"
Ho completed tho sentenco tho next
round. "how to stop this darned
thing and toll me tho next tlmo I go
TOSSED TWICE BY BULL
Man Hits Rafters nnd Starts Up foi
the Second Time When
Herwlck. Pa. Tossed to tho rafters
of the cow stable by an angry bull,
R. O. Shaffer, twenty-six, of Zonlth
narrowly escaped death boforo bolng
rescued by his fathor.
When the bull turned on him na lit
wns taking It to n watering trough hf
landed on the bull's head and aftei
Btrlktng the rafter3 was tossed a sec
ond time. The fathor then seized the
rope fastened to tho bull's noso nnt!
snubbed tho ropo around a polo, wher
It turned on him. His son had twe
ribs fractured and suffered contusec
wounds of tho body.
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