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RED CLOUD, NEB1A8XA, CHIEF
JPWyii cftke (onteis
W?N3P BELMOE ENDICOTT
fi39BHt tr' DODD' M2, a2.and ccmP'iny.
CHAPTER XVI Continued.
"Oo ont Good dogl" cried Mr.
BtoKS- "Lend the way to Hannah's
ITc henrd tlio little Rlrl scrcumlng:
"Oh, Undo Joe! Oh, Unclo Joe! Ilero
we nre I"
Cherry rattled the huckbonrd down
to the bottom of tlio hollow nnd
stopped. There was Homo smoko hero,
but not much. The man leaped to the
ground when ho saw n ilRure rise up
from tlio foot of n treo by tho nnrlnn
i flfruro in brown.
"Joseph! Thnnk God!" murmured
The hardware denier Btrodc to her.
ISho had put out both her hands to
jhlm, and he saw that they were trem
Ifcllng, and that tears filled her great
"Oh, Joel" Hho Bald, "I feared you
irould como too lato!"
"But I'm hero, Mnndy, nnd I'm not
too Into!" ho cried; and, somehow
neither of them could, perhaps, havo
evplalned Just how his nrraa went
around her and her hnnds rested on
kls shoulders, while ehc looked earn
estly Into his faco.
"Oh, Joo! Joel" It was like n sur
"It's not too late, In It, Mandy? Say
It Isn't too lateJ" ho pleaded.
"No, It's not too late," she whis
pered. "If if we're not too old."
"Old!" almost shouted Joseph Stag?.
"I don't remember of ever feeling so
young na I do right now!" nnd sud
denly ho stooped nnd kissed her.
"Bless me! what fools we've' been nil
"Oh, Uncle Joe! Oh, Miss Amandn!"
cried Cnroyln May, stnudlng before
them, nnd pointing with a rather grimy
Index finger. "Yon aren't mad nt each
rthor any more, nro you? Oh, I am so
glad I so glad I" nnd her faco showed
But the sltuntion was too difficult to
How of much but prnctlcol thoughts.
"Whcro's the old woman?" asked Jo
seph Stngg quickly.
"Her husband enme with a horse
mnd baggy Into Inst night nnd took her
orer to the new enmp," wns the reply.
"Tho Ore wns coming Into tho camp
iwhcn I left Wo must get out of hero
In a hurry," declared Mr. Stngg.
"Wo aren't going to bo burned up
now, when Unclo Joo is here, Miss
Handy," Carolyn May declnred with
confidence. "Seo how nice ho nnd
JPrlnce found us? Why, they nro reg'lnr
heroes, nren't they?"
' "They nre, Indeed, child," agreed tho
woman. She turned to Joseph Stngg,
happiness shining In her eyes, nnd
.looking prettier thnn ever beforo in
Jher life, ho thought.
The hollow wus rapidly becoming
illlcd with smoke. Tho man did not
understand this, but It foreboded
Itroublc. IIo turned Cherry nnd tho
tmckbourd around, nnd then ho helped
lAmandn Into tho seat,
i "Up you go, too, Car'lyu May," ho
Bald, lifting tho llttlo girl Into tho rear
,of tho buckboard.
Joseph Stagg felt -very serious as ho
lcatod himself by Amanda's sldo nnd
picneu up iuu reins, -j.no norso quick
ly retraced his steps up tho hill to tho
tote road. As they enmo out Into this
broader pnth they saw the smoke pour
lng through It In a choking cloud.
"Oh, Joe," gasped Amanda, "It's
"It Barely Is," agreed the hardware
Merchant "We're In a hot corner, my
Ijjri. But trust to mo "
"Oh, I do, Joe!" she exclaimed.
squeezing bis arm. "I am suro you
know what la best to do."
'Til try to prove that eo,M he said
with a subdued chuckle.
"Oh, Unclo Joo I" cried Carolyn May
uddenly, "can't wo got out of this
awful smoko? Ifc-rlt chokes mol"
"Walt" whispered Amanda to tho
Imait. "I'll lift her over the back of
'the sent X think eho bad better bo In
"P'r'nps that's so," he agreed, nnd
ho hold In tlio nervous Cherry for n
moment till tlio cnango wns accom
plished. Tho ronrlng of tlio flro grew louder
and louder In their ears.
Suddenly Joseph Stagg drugged
IChorry's head nround. The horso
snorted nnd hesitated, for tho smoko
wiu blludlng him.
i "I pretty near missed theso forks P
exclaimed tho hnrdwaro merchant
This left road takes us townrd tho
i "Oh, Joe, can wo reach It?" wills
"Wo'vo got to I" ho returned grimly.
("It's threo miles, If It's an Inch, but
'.Cherry has got to ninlco It"
They wero relieved after a mlnuto or
two In this now rond. Tho smoko had
not so completely filled It But it was
a rougher way, nnd tho buckboard
bouueed until Curolyn May cried out
They drovo ovor n llttlo hillock thnt
raised them higher than tlio toto road
had done. Amandn clutched Mr.
Stagg'B arm again und uttered a hnlf
Ho shot a glnnco to tho left A
mnss of flnmo broko out in tlio wood
not far off this trail tho top of a
great treo was on lire.
"Tho wind Is carrying brands this
way," muttered tho man. "A dozen
new fires will bo started. Well, gld-np,
Cherry I" nnd ho seized the whip
Tho horso was well spent now, but
ho wns plucky. IIo tried to incrcaso
his stride. A hot breath of wind camo
rushing through tho forest, bending
tho branches nnd slinking the lenfy
foliage. Tho wind seemed fnlrly to
scorch tho fugitives.
Tlio roaring of tho flro increased.
Through the ninro open woods which
"Oh, Uncle Joe! Oh, Mlsa Amanda,"
Cried Carolyn May.
bordered this path they saw tlio smoke
advancing In a thicker wall nnd one
as high as tho treo tops.
"You'vo got to mnko It, old boy,"
muttered Joseph Stagg, und ho lashed
tho horse again.
Tho spirited Cherry leaped forward,
both tho womun and tho child scream
ing. "Is it far? Is It fnr?" gasped Aman
da In his car.
"Too far for comfort But keep your
As the man spoke, n blazing brand
swung through tlio nlr nnd camo down,
right on Amanda's shoulders. Carolyn
May shrieked. Joseph Stagg brushed
off tho burning stick.
Cherry mounted (mother small ridge
and then they clattered down Into u
llttlo hollow whero there was u slough
beside tho road. The water was green
und stugnnnt, but It was water.
Tho man pulled In the hard-pressed
horso nnd lenped down, passing the
reins to Amanda. He whipped off his
coat and dipped It In the mudhole. He
drew It out dripping with water and
"Look out hero I Hnvo to shut your
eyes I" ho wamed bis two companions
on tho seat of tho buckbourd, and
threw tho saturated coat over Miss
Amanda's head. Tho dripping garment
sheltered Carolyn May as well.
"Now, good horse l" ho yelled to
Cherry, leaping back to tho scat "Gld
np!" Tho horso started up the elope. An
other swirling brand came down upon
them. Joseph Stagg fought It off with
his baro hand. His shirt sleeve caught
uro and ho wns painfully burned on
tho forearm beforo ho could smother
Another flaming brand fell, landing
on Cherry's back. Tho horso squealed
und leaped forward ut u puco which
Mr. Stngg could not control. Muddeucd
by tlio burn, Cherry had taken tho bit
In his teeth and was running away.
Tho man threw down tho reins. Ho
could do nothing toward retarding tho
frightened horso'a pace. Indcod, ho
did not wunt to stop him.
Hla left arm ho Hung nround Miss
Amanda nnd tho child, nnd with his
right hand clung to tlio rocking scat of
tho careening buckboard.
Tho wet steaming coat 6aved tho
woman and tho child from injury.
Joseph Stagg had lost nil count of
time. Tho forest road might still ex
tend ahead of them for u mllo, for all
But suddenly thoy broko cover,
Cherry still galloping wildly, nnd
plunged down an open rnvino t'o tlio
edge of a lake of sparkling water.
"Bless me I Tho lnkol tho luko!"
hoarsely shouted tho man.
Tlio walls of tho rnvino sheltered
thorn from hbw1:o and flro for n mo
ment, but tho brands still fell. Cherry
had halted on tho edgo of tho lake, but
Joseph Stagg urged him on tnto the
water, flank deep. The shoro was nar
row nnd nfYordcd llttlo space for
refuge. Ho lifted Amandn nnd tho
child bodily from tho seat and dropped
them Into tho water.
"Wo'ro safo now," he said hoarsely,
Jumping lu himself, nnd Iioldlng Caro
lyn May and Amanda, "Wo'vo got wa
ter enough hre, thank b! Hang oa
to me, Mnndy. I'm not going to let
you get nwny no more, never 1"
And by tho wny in which the woman
clung to his nrm It wn evident that
she did not propose to lose him.
"My, Unclo Joo! you nro Just rli
bravest ninn!" declnred Carolyn May,
finding her voice. "Isn't he, Mlsa
Mandy? And, see, his arm Is all
burned. Dear me, we must get homo
to Aunty Boso nnd let her do It up for
Townrd tho east th forest trnct was
completely burned to the banks of Cod
lcr's creek. As the wind which had
sprung up hnd driven tho flro west
ward, there was little danger of the
flames pressing nenrer thnn tho creek
to Sunrise Cove nnd The Corners.
Joseph Stngg led the horse out of
tho water nnd ndvlsed Miss Amanda
nnd Cnrolyn Mny to get into the seat
of tho buckbourd ngnln. Then he set
forth, leading tho horse along the nar
row beach, while Prince followed
wearily In the rear.
It was n rough route they followed,
but the blackened forest was still too
hot for them to pass through, hnd they
been nble to And n path. This wns u
lonely strip of shore and they saw no
living soul but themselves.
It wns a long tramp, nnd the horse,
tho dog, and the man wero nllko
wenrlcd. Cnrolyn May went fast asleep
with her heud pillowed In Miss Aman
Tho latter nnd Joseph Stngg talked
much. Indeed, there was much for
them to sny nftcr nil these years of
The womnn, worn nnd scorched of
face, looked down on the smutted and
sweutlng man with an expression In
her eyes thnt warmed him to tho mar
row. She was proud of him. And tho
gazo of love nnd longing that the hard
ware merchant turned upon Amanda
I'arlow would have nmnzed those peo
ple thnt believed ho had consideration
und thought only for business.
In theso few hours of nlnrm and
closo Intimacy tho man nnd tho woman
had lenped all tho barriers time and
prldo had set up. Nothing further
could keep Joseph Stagg nnd Amnnda
Parlow apart. And yet thoy never for
ono instant discussed the original
cause of their estrangement That was
a dead Issue.
The refugees reached The Corners
about nine o'clock. Jedldlnh Parlow
had hobbled up to the store and was
Just then organizing a party of search
ers to go to the rescue of the hard
ware dealer and those of whom he had
set forth In search.
The village turned out en masse to
welcome tho trio who had so mirac
ulously escuped the fire. Aunty Rose's
relief knew no bounds. Mr. Parlow
wns undcnlnbly glnd to see his daugh
ter snfo; otherwise, he would never
have overlooked the pitiable state hla
horso wns In. Poor Cherry would
never be the same unblemished animal
"Well, I vum!" he said to Joseph
Stngg, "you done it ! Better'n I could,
too, I reckon. I'll tnke the boss home.
You comln' with mo, Mnndy?" Then
he saw tho burns on the younger man's
shoulders and arms. "The good land
of Jehoshaphat ! here's work for you to
do, Mandy. If you air any sort of a
nurse, I reckon you .got your hands
full right hero with Joo Stagg," ho
added, with some prldo In his daugh
ter's ability. "Phew! them's bad
"They uro Indeed," ngreed Aunty
It was n fact that Mr. Stagg was In
n bad state. Carolyn May had suggest
ed that Aunty Bose would dress his
burns, but Miss Amanda would allow
nobody to do that but herself.
When tho curious and sympathetic
neighbors hnd gone nnd Miss Amanda
was still busy making Joseph Stngg
comfortablo In the sitting room, Aunty
Bose enme out Into the kitchen, where
"Yes, Isn't It Nice They Aren't Mad
at Each Other."
sho had already bathed and helped
Carolyn May to undress, nnd whero
tho llttlo girl wns now bleeplly eating
her supper of bread and milk.
"Well, wonders don't ever censo, I
guess," eho said, moro to herself thnn
to her llttlo coufldant. "Who'd havo
thought It 1"
"Who'd hnvo thought what, Aunty
Hose?" inquired Carolyn May.
"Your unclo and Mandy Parlow hnvo
made It up," breathed tho woman, ovi
dently much Impressed by tlio wonder
"Yes, Indeed 1" cried tho child. "Isn't
It nice? Thoy urcn't mnd at eucli othor
(TO BH CONTWUHDU
Sarcasm That Berlin Newspaper
! Prophecy That American Soldiers
Would Soon Cross the Rhine and
Enter German Fortresses Has
Been Very Literally Fulfilled.
The most lilting Irony Hint enme out
of Germany during the war wns con
tained In the Berlin I.okal Anzelger, n
little more than a year ngo. Several
of our soldiers had been raptured by
the Germans. They were dragged all
over the empire nnd exhibited to the
enraged populace. Just to show the
Germans that the Americans were
"not to he feared." The day f Ii- mi
fortunate prisoners arrived In Merlin
the paper primed the following under
the heading. "Good Morning, Hoys:"
"Three cheers for the Americans!
t'lever chaps they are, It cannot he de
nied. Scarcely have Hiey touched the
soil of this panelled Kurope when
already they are forcing their way Into
Germany. Before long they will cross
the Rhine and also enter our for
tresses. That Is express train speed
for American stnnvtncss.
"It Is our good fortune that wo nre
equipped to entertain numerous guests
nnd that we shall he able to provide
quarters for these gentlemen. How
ever, we cannot promise them dough
nuts or Jam, and to this extent they
will he obliged to recede from their
former standard of living.
"As Americans are accustomed to
travel In luxury and comfort, we as
sume that these advance arrivals
merely represent couriers for larger
numbers to follow.
"We nre sure the latter will come
nnd be gathered In by us. At home
they believe they possess the biggest
nnd most colossal everything, but such
establishments as we have here they
have not seen.
"Look here, my hoys, here Is the big
firm of Illndenburg ft Co., with which
you want to compete. Look at Its ac
complishments and consider whether
It would not be better to haul down
your sign und engage in some other
"Perhnps your boss, Wilson, will re
consider his newest line of business
before we grab off more of his young
"Clever chaps they nre, It cannot De
denied." Yes. tliey were "clever
chaps." So clever that today, a short
year after the sarcasm wns printed In
the Berlin newspaper, they nre actual
ly crossing tho Bhlne nnd entering
fortresses which seemed so secure
when the fllppunt editor gibed the llt
tlo handful of soldiers who had been
Yank Artillery Made Record.
The French take more pride lu their
artillery than in almost any other fea
ture of their military service, writes
C. W. Barron in the Wall Street Jour
nal. In this war they made world rec
ords In effective gunnery. The Amer
ican hoys watched the French move
136-liich guns Into position In s7 min
utes with horses nnd motors. Then
the Frenchmen saw the Ainerlcnn
boys do It In VIVi minutes, nnd they
did not use either horses or motors.
Fifty American otllcers and men put
the gun into place and they were tho
talk of the town nt that French camp.
Afterward the French called upon their
otllcers for themselves and all their
man power to do this work when the
tractor was not about.
When the Germans met the Ameri
can gunners they thought n new kind
of rapid-fire three-Inch gun had come
Into the war because It shot so much
How He Got Needed Umbrella.
W. M. Hughes, the premier of Aus
tralia, once came by an umbrella
through Illicit means. He Is fond of
telling the tale ngnlnst himself.
While ho wns walking home one
pitch-black night a sudden storm
broko and, seeking shelter from the
rain, he hastened to the nearest door
way. After waiting there for a few
minutes, he spied a small boy coming J
uiong wun nn enormous umbrella.
The premier, thinking the owner
might otter to share, called out sharp
ly: "III, there, young man! Where
nre you going with thnt umbrella?"
The lad. startled at the sound which I
apparently emanated from nowhere, '
dropped tho umbrella nnd fled up the
street as hard as his legs would carry
him. He vanished utterly, and Mr.
Hughes' predicament was solved.
Some Fliers Are Anchored. '
"I picked you out to write to because j
I can see by your eyes you're tho lone- '
some khl," gushed a letter addressed to
tho handsome young aviator whose '
likeness had Just appeared in the Orent
Lakes llecrult. I
The handsomo young nvlator Is a I
1 Kansas City man. ".Vow, Mary," he ,
( wrote to his wife, "In case you don't
feel toward mo as you used to, this Is
the time to speak up, as you will ob
serve by the Inclosed." And ho sent
her tho letter.
Lived Long After Durlal Alive. ,
John Boyle, who died tit Jersey City, !
N. .7., recently, wns one of the font '
men rescued allvp In 1801 from th I
Jeansvllle mines of J. C. I lay den & !
Co., whon 21 miners were entombed
for 10 days by a rush of wntcr, The
four survivors ntc a mine mule
drowned with their 17 comrades.
Floyle wns widely known as a fiddler
In tho I.ehlgh field, but lost his taste
for tho conl regions after his 10 duya
of darkness and moved to Now Jersey,
Cattle Buying for
Swift & Company
Swift & Company buys more than
9000 head of cattle, on an average,
every market day.
Each one of them is "sized up" by
Both the packer's buyer and the
commission salesman must judge what
amount of meat each animal will yield,
and how fine it will be, the grading of
the hide, and the quantity and quality
of the fat.
Both must know market conditions
for live stock and meat throughout the
country. The buyer must know where
the different qualities, weights, and
kinds of cattle can be , best marketed
If the buyer pays more than the
animal is worth, the packer loses money
on it. If he offers less, another packer,
or a shipper or feeder, gets it away
If the seller accepts too little, the live
stock raiser gets less than he is entitled
to. If he holds out for more than it is
worth, he fails to make a sale.
A variation of a few cents in the price
per hundred pounds is a matter of vital
importance to the packer, because it
means the difference between profit
"Say. Jim, what are them seismo
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Dr. ricrcp'i t'Iftsnnt Pellet put an mil to
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ir SheeD and I Ioks brinrcs
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