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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
Illustrated by lwtltMyevy
Hynopnls. Dr. John Mlchclson,
JubI beginning Ills career, bocornos
roaldcnt pliyHlclau mid companion
of Homer Sidney lit Hartley Iioiiho.
Mr. Sidney Is nn American, a semi
Invnlld, old and rich nnd very de
sirous to live. Mrs. Sidney la u
Spanish woman, dlmillled mid reti
cent. Jed, the. butler, nets like u
privileged incmbor of tho family.
The. family has como from Monte
video, South America. Hartley
house Is a nno old Isolated country
placo, with a murder Btory, u
"huuntod pool," and many wntcli
doK8, nnd nn atmonphero of mys
tery. Tho "haunted pool" Is whore
llleliard Dobson, son of a former
owner of Hartley limine, had killed
his brother, Arthur DobBOti. Jed
begins operations by locking tho
doctor tn his room tho very llrst
nlKht. Doctor John fixes his door
so he cun't bo locked In, lie meets
Isobol, daughter of tho house, and
falls In love nt first slKht. In the
nlKht ho finds tho butler drunk nnd
holding Mrs. Sidney by tho wrist.
IIo Interferes. Mrs. Sidney makes
light of It. John buys a revolver.
John overhears Jed tcllInK Mrs.
Sidney ho will have his way. In
reply she says nno will not hcsltato
to kill him. Mrs. Sidney nskH John
to consent to the announcement of
his engagement to Isobol. Tho
young people consent to tho make
bollevo engagement. letter they
find It Is to head off Jod, who
would marry Isobol. Jed tries to
kill John, but the matter It
smoothed over. John, though "en
gagod" to Isobol, conceals his love.
Mr. Sldnoy visits a nearby prison
and has Dobson, the murderer,
pointed out. Jod tells the Btory of
the Dobson murder. Tho family go
to South America for tluj winter.
John Is left at homo, but tho "en
gagement" Is not broken. John
hears the story of a tragedy "that
might have happened In Monte
video." Tho family returns. A
mysterious Spanish Bailor appears.
Jed recognizes him and wants to
kilt him. Tho sailor plays burglar.
Mr. Drown, "attornoy" for the
sailor, calls on John and makes do
- CHAPTER VIII Continued.
I cannot correct your convictions,"
t snld. "You must use your host Judg
ment. You hnve our permission to do
anything thnt suggests Itself to you."
"You're going to brazen It out," ho
. "We are not going to do nnythlng nt
U," 1 said, "not seeing any necessity
for doing nnythlng. I might merely
suggest to you that there nre legul
provisions ngnlnst htncknmll."
The quiet little num. with his no
tions )f profit evaporating, suddenly
became savage nnd desperate.
"I can't he foo!ed with," ho cried.
MI know you. You won't assail me
with n blackmail charge, because you
do not dnre. I know I urn guilty and
can be punished unless I have n real
hold on this family. I have taken the
chunce that I have n real hold. It was
not certain, but now I know It. It
lit W J
"You Are In for Trouble," Ho Said.
"We Know What You Have, and
We'll Get It."
Is not enough ot n hold, but It Is
enough, to keep you from making trou
ble for me. nnd I'll see that soon It
will be enough to make you listen to
"You may do anything you want to
flo," I said.
IIo became quiet nnd cunning again.
"Then, If you don't mind, I'd like to
peak to Jed." ho wild.
I rang for him.
When Jed came, the little shabby
lawyer became excited again and got
up out of his chair to shake his linger
"You nre In for trouble," he said.
"Wu know what you htwo. iir.J we'll
get It. They don't dure stop us. and
I want to give you notice that you nre
marked. That's nil. You'll be follow
ed and hounded and run down In the
end. and there'll be nn end to this
superciliousness here. It may be when
l!f immi 'HXfl
III I flf PwH I SnufinTIVil
II HHU lirtS a
v J bJ
ill! Il .1
"That's n threat, nnd tho people In
this house ran make the best of It.
I'm In thin case to stay, and my Span
ish client Is not cnslly discouraged or
controlled. You have chosen to deal
with us In thlit fashion. We'll get the
rest of this evidence, and we'll make
you pay ten times more than we'd be
willing to settle for now. We've got
nn equity In this matter, nnd we're
going to collect It. We know nil about
you, my friend Jed, and we'll show you
that we do. Where's my cane nnd
hat? I'm going to get out of here.
You'll regret It."
"Jed," I said, "show the gentlemnn
where the door Is nnd don't let the
dogs attack hltn on the way out."
A disappointed shyster went away In
a hurry. I was not only perplexed hut
alarmed. Of the rapacity of the little
man, of his lack of conscience and
morals, I had no doubt at nil. My
only question was whether he could
make his malevolence and cupidity
Jetl showed him tn the door nnd then
came back. I could see that he wuh
frightened nearly to death.
We had seen nothing of Drnvada or
the lawyer for nearly three weeks. I
wan unable to think that we had heard
the last of them. Dravada'H purpose
had been too long nourished and the
lawyer's cupidity wns too great for
cither to nbandnn his Intent. Jed's
disposition was resilient, and soon he
recovered his poise. IIo thought his
enemies had abandoned their Intent.
It was a relief to me when going to
bed nnd lying n few minutes awake, to
hear the rush nnd scurry of the dogs
about tho place. They were nctlve ut
night. Rabbits, coonB, wenselB and
occasionally a fox kept them moving.
Jed's courage returned nnd with it,
I wns disturbed to observe, n threat of
nnother lit of temper. It showed Itself
first In moodiness nnd then In inso
lence. I wns glad to find that Jed In
this mood thin time wns not directing
himself ngalnst Mrs. Sidney. He had
turned against me. I knew thnt he
was in torment again. He had noth
ing to say to mo unless ho saw me In
Mr. Sidney's room. Then lie wns
"Jed." I said to him ono morning.
"I know you better than you think I
do. You'll torment yourself until you
do something you'll regret."
"Oo to the devil," said Jed.
Isobel and I had been progressing
ns rationally ns two young people
could, situated with regard to each
other us we were.
One evening I had been rending and
Isobel had gone to the piano. I had
tut my book down on my knees ns
she began to play. Then I wns nroused
liv perceiving, without seeing, that
somebody was near me.
I turned suddenly nnd saw Jed. He
was not three feet behind my chnlr.
His face revealed disorder of mind.
"Do you want a cocktull?" he asked.
"No." I said.
Isobel touched the keys of the piano,
ns n player done with a mood tnny do
to express surfeit or conclusion.
"Not a mild one?" Jed usked, per
sisting. "Well, then, very wenk," I said.
I took up my hook again nnd forced
myself, as discipline, to reud. I had
not been able to do It so long as Isobel
played, but now that sho hud stopped
I might nt least try.
I made an effort. I tried to keep
my nttentlon on the type. It wns no
use.' After fifteen minutes' rending i
found that I had not turned a pnge.
Neither had Jed brought the cocktail.
1 got up and walked about the library.
I went to the front entrance to find If
u few deep breaths In the open would
not produce tranquillity.
As I stood at tho entrance Isobel
came ruanlng townrd It. I heard her
before I saw' her. She was running
nnd gasping. She enme up the steps,
susv me, controlled herself and tried
to appear undisturbed. She might
hnve succeeded, but a sleeve of her
gown was torn from her waist and had
fallen to her wrist.
"What has hnppeneQ to you?" I
"Nothing," she said.
"You are running."
"A little exercise."
"Look nt your sleeve," I wild.
She clutched at It as If she had be
come conscious of It for the first time,
and then ran by me and Indoors.
We met of dinner twenty minutes
later. Isobel had on another gown.
.led did not serve us. Dinner was de
layed ten minutes. Then two maids
undertook the Bervlce. Mrs. Sidney,
iiMtcd foi Jed. One of the maids' said
that be had not appeared and they
were doing the best they could with
"Why. what can have happened to
.led?" Mrs. Sidney exclaimed,
"What did happen to Jed?" I asked
Isabel after dinner when wo were
"I don't know." Bhe snld.
"Who tnio your Bleeve?"
"Jed," sho snld with resolute frank
ness. "Where Is her
"I don't know."
"Where were you when ho did It?"
"At the edge of the woods. I had
gone out for n hit of ulr Just ncross
the Inwn. Jed nppearcd."
"What did ho say?"
"I don't know something Incoher
ent, violent; and he took mo by the
sleeve. I was not frightened, but I
drew back suddenly. My sleeve ripped
out. We wero nt the edge of the woods.
Three men nppearcd, strangled Jed be
fore he could cry out, picked him up
and carried him off."
I spent the evening with Mr. Sidney
and told him that Jed was 1)1. IIo was
concerned, nnd I made Uie lie a kindly
"It Ib Insignificant," I snld. "With
his habits- he must occasionally pay n
price. A touch of Indigestion this
To extemporise a few lies to get
through the night was easy enough;
but Jed wns not Imck In the morning
and Mr. Sidney had to be deceived In
more enduring fashion.
I explained to him that Jed hnd been
called away on nn urgent matter,
which seemed fo Mrs. Sidney to Justi
fy his going at once. Mrs. Sidney, nt
my request, made the same explana
tion Inter, and Mr. Sidney nccepted It.
This explanation seemed very lame to
me, but It served. Mr. Sidney did not
know of nny reason- why Jed should
disappear. We offered him an expla
nation of the servnnt's ubsence, nnd
he accepted It.
It was apparent that the Spaniard
nnd the lnwyer hnd been two of the
men concerned In Jed's plight, and I
thought It best to telephone n discreet
detective agency and have the lawyer
put under scrutiny. Mrs. Sidney
thought this wns a proper courst or
ut least that no better ono was nvnll
Two duys later the detectives report
ed that the lnwyer had disappeared
from all his accustomed plnces and
that It might require some time to get
trace of him.
Jed had been gone four days when
ono of the mnlds nsked for u month's
leave. Her mother was very nick, she
said. Mrs. Sidney ngreed willingly, al
though disliking to hnve an unfamiliar
servant In tho house to fill this mnld's
place for the time she would be gone.
Annn. tho maid, said that n very close
friend of hers would be glad of an op
portunity to hnve a month In the coun
try. Mrs. Sidney took Anna's recom
mendation with some relief.
Tho day Anna went nwny it very
pretty girl wns met nt the train by the
chauffeur. She was the thlrty-dny
maid. I saw her as Bhe came In. I
thought her manner did not Indicate
domestic service, but afterward I
found that In spite of nppenrance she
was very deft and competent. With
Jed gone, such of his duties ns could
be done by the maids were given them;
and this new sen-nut, Agnes, wnn so
elllclent In the dining room that she
took over what Jed had done there.
Mr. Sidney liked attractive women
nbout him. nnd Agnes pleased him with
her bright, pretty nppearanco nnd good
humored serviceability. In three or
four days he was glad to huve her as
signed to duties which Jed had done
for him. In little over n week Agnes
had fitted Into the routine of the limine
Up to this time nothing hnd been
heard of Jed, hut on the ninth dn of
his disappearance Jhe detectives tele
phoned thnt they1 hud the lawyer. Mc
Oulre was tho detective-superintendent's
"I am not to understand what ii
bock of this case," he suggested, tele
phoning. "It Is not necessary," I snld. "If he
is willing to come hero In your cus
tody, thut Im enough."
Tho next day McOulrc, the detec
tive, came with the lawyer, who ap
parently was trying to keep from
looking ns frightened ns he felt.
"I'll hnve you understand I came
of my own volition," he said.
"With Mr. McOulrc representing
your volition," I suggested.
"I think I'll look about the grounds
for u while," said McGulre.
"What do you' expect to gnln by
this?" the lawyer asked when the de
tective hud gone.
"Wlint did you fear to lo.e bj not
coming?" I nsked. "Suppose we make
our dealing plain. You were one of
n party of three that abducted the
servant Jed. We want hltn released
and returned here where he Is needed."
"You nre talking nonsense," wild the
lawyer. "I came with your dete-tlve
because I thought that at last this
household was prepared to deal rea
sonably with a reasonohlo man"
"Where Is Jed?" I nsked.
"That's none of my business."
"It will be made yours."
"Harking dogs moonshine things
to scare babies," said the little man.
McGulre came back.
"I guess I've seen nil I want of the
grounds." he said, "and there's a train
back In hulf ati hour. We've our rig
"I'm not going back," snld the law
yer. "I stay at Hartley."
"What Ih he to do?" asked Mcfiulre.
"Merely leave tho house," I said, and
I rang for u maid.
"I'll not be buildtzed," said the
"You nre not being" I suggested.
"The mnld will show you out."
He was at a loss hut had nothing
else to do but go when the maid came.
I held McOuIre for only a moment nnd
asked him to have operatives wntch
the lawyer co'istmitly, with an Idea
that he actually would remain In Hart
ley, and to coiit'nue to search for Jed.
Mr. Sidney I o'e and I hud a cheer
fill dinner II veiling. Worried a?
Mrs. S duey wiih by Jed's disappear
ance, she wns relieved by his absence.
I had a plensnnt two hours with Mr.
Sidney, nnd after thnt the night pro
duced an occurrence.
Ever since Jed hnd disappeared I
had been accustomed to tnklng certain
responsibilities with regard to tho
house. The element of security en
tered nn a question. I knew we wef-e?
In circumstances which detr.untWd ut
least asked precautions. So I went
nbout the house nt night to see to
locks, In n supervision of the duties
the servants performed In closing the
place one I took oti myself without
saying anything nbout It.
Hartley house wan large, with many
wings. It wan nearly a halMiOur'
work to visit all the entrances nnd sec
to bolts. Many of the halls and cor
ridors were dark, and I carried on
electric Hash to use when needed.
I did not say anything of my as
sinned duties, but I suggested to Mrs
Sidney thut, considering the state of
"I'll Not Be Bulldozed," Said the Law.
the house. It would be wise to tell the
household thnt nil doors would be lock
ed nt ten o'clock. Mrs. Sidney thought
this good policy und the servants we"
The night which had our i
phenomenon ns a development I start
ed through the house nt midnight. 1
had gono from Mr. Sidney's room to mj
own, had put on a smoking Jacket nnrf
slippers, put my revolver In my pockel
and had laid ray watch on the dresser
I went downstairs nnd examined th
holt, lock, and chains on the doors nt
the main entrance. In the halls lend
ing from these floors there were elec
tric buttons, and the house being pre
sumably closed for the night nnd dark
ened, I went from hall to hall, from
door to door, lighting my way by push
ing the buttons nnd turning off th
lights when I bud satisfied myself. In
two wings, one to the north and one
to the south, there was no electric
wiring. In the halls of these wings 1
went nlong easily enough with un oc
casional Hash of the little light I cur
ried. Jed's room wns In the south whip
on the second floor. The windows H
the hnll toward the east showed the
waning moon Just rising above
grove of oak mixed with Inrch, and 1
stopped nt one of the windows to ad
mire the quiet scene. I was attracted
not startled but turned by u noise
nt the farther end of the hall. At that
end of the hall were the stairs to t lie
second floor, where Jed had his room
There were no whitlows nt that end.
nnd It wns In complete darkness, al
though three faint rays of monnllghl
rnversetl tho hall from the windows
I listened, nnd It seemed Unit the
sound I heard was the creaking of old
stairs under a light nnd stenlthy step
That Interestetl me, anil I went nt
quietly as I could toward the sound.
I must have made some noise. The
creaking stopped. I stood still In one
of the shafts of moonlight. There was
an Instant of silence. I took nnothei
step toward tho stair nnd hit my fool
ngnlnst n chulr, almost losing my bal
ance. There was a scurry of feet and a
rustling of skirts from thov bottom of
the stairs across the dark hull. 1
flnshed my electric light, and within Its
rays saw a glint of white which in
stantly disappeared down n side cor
ridor which led to n small door usetl
by servants. I started In pursuit, hut
a blow on the head, sharp but not pow
erful, coming from behind, knocked
It dnzed me u bit and felled me. but
was not enough to make me uncon
scious. Nevertheless I got to my feet
unsteadily anil made my wny slowly
down the corridor Into which the tlosh
of white hod turned. I came to the
door with my electric light Illuminat
ing the hnll, and thus I kneu no one
wns in It It had no recesses or furnl- ,
ture to offer concealment anil found
the door locked from tho outside.
"Agna, the new maid, caa
not be found."
(TO DK CONTINUED.)
The Eye of the Cat
As showing how widely the perma
nently blue eys of cats differ from
other eyes. It Is noted that Immediate
ly the eyes of white cats that nre to
have permanently blue eyes open they
shine bright red In the tlnrk. No oth
er colored eye does this.
One of Human Wiys.
Ever notice how- oven one of tl
ncnr-ceuicniirln:i Mi'i -re g"
hiililt Is the M'cri I t'1
OWNERS WANT BETTER
PITCHING NEXT YEAR
Both Major Leagues Expected
to Amend Rules,
Magnates Have Reached Conclusion
That There Is Too Much Hard
Hitting Leading Pitchers
Make Vigorous Protests.
It Ib understood thnt the mnjor
league pitching rules will be amend
ed nt the winter meetings of the clubs.
The governors of the national pastime,
with few exceptions, hnve arrived nt
the conclusion that there Is too much
hatting nnd also too much run-mnklng.
Protests from team nmnngers nntl
from lending pltcljers have Miiircd Into
major league headquarters ever since
the start of the pennant races fo the
effect thnt the rules are tw severe.
It Is n sure thing that the "shiner"
nnd "emery ball" hnve been eliminated
for nil time. Those tricky deliveries
never should hnve been tolerated.
Hut. It Is thought probable- that the
big league hotmen who always hnve
used the spit ball will be allowed to:
deliver It as long ns they remain In
In other words, the ban ploml on
the nse of the splfter nfter this season
will he raised In the cases of the
pitchers listed In thnt class, bur new-
comers from the minors nntl elsewhere
In 1021 will have to depend nn natural,
The preservation of tho "wet de
livery" Is favorably considered for the
reason thnt the present rule. If en
forced next yenr, would drive snmf of
the most effective pitchers out of the'
profession. As many of them have
only a few years left In the hlg Hr
enlrs It Is argued thnt they arc entitled
to mnke ft living until they lose their
efficiency as a result of advancing
President rieydler of the Nntlonnl
league has been quoted In favor of re
moving the restrictions on the spit hnll
and to favor n new rule permitting
the pitchers fo dry their hnnds with
resin to be supplied by the umpires.
Heydler and President Johnson of the
American lengue hnve tnlked this mnt
ter over, and It Is believed thnt hnrh
will recommend chnnges hnsed npon
rommon. sense, hut Just whnt changes
wilt he mndo Is not certnlnly known
at this time.
DAUBERT QUITS VILE HABIT
Sttrllno First Baseman of Cincinnati
Reds Takes Up Tobacco Irx
Place of Gum,
They say you can't tench nn old
dog new tricks, nut listen to this:
Jnke Doubert has been plnylng ball
since 1000. nnd this Is the first year
he ever has chewed tobacco.
"1 used to chew gum," snys Jnke.
"hut during the winter I got to chew
ing tobacco nrnund my coal barge and
home, nnd I find It more satisfactory
"I tried many kinds of tobacco, sev
eral plugs und several scraps, nud
they all burned my mouth. 1 was
nbout to give It up, when I tried n
sack of ( ) and found It Just whut
1 tint! been looking for.1'
Name of manufacturer omitted at
request of the manufacturer.
TO GOVERN BASKETBALL
Commission Patterned After Baseball
Governing Council Now Be-
To control professional basketball
players by a commission patterned
after the baseball governing council,
four Eastern organizations plnn ae-
i tont niey nre Kastern. Penn State,
New York State and Interstate. It
Is hoped to havo things In readiness
SHOCKER MAKES MARK
. BY FANNING 14 YANKS
Urban Shocker of tho nrowns,
hung up a Reason's strike-out
mark when ho fanned 14 New
York batsmen In the llrst game
of the double-header between
the Hrnwtis nnd Ynnkees. It
broke the run of ten sel up by
Johnson when be pitched his
great nn-hlt game agulust tho
1 1 W?;iX v
K aa Kr Ad i?-
SIX MONTHS I
COULD NOT WORK
Lydia L Pinkhurt Vegetal!
Compound Made Me Strong and
Able to Work I Recommend
It To All My Friends.
Rftvonne. N. J. "I had pains In back
and legs so that I could not stand caused
by icmate troume.
l felt so tired an tn
time, had bad head
aches, and for six
months 1 could not
work. I waa treat
ed bv a nhvsician
and took other re-
medics but got no
relief. A friend told
me about Lydia E.
table compound ana
it has helped in
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now able to do my work. I cannot
thank you enough and I recommend
your medicine to my friends who are
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East 17th St., Bayonne, N. J.
It must bo admitted by every fair
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ity for over forty years, and today hold
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as does Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vegetable
Compound, without possessing great
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Money Not All-Powerful.
Money, In truth, can do tuucb, hut
It cannot do all. We must know the
I rovlnce of It and confine It there, nnd
tven spurn It buck when It wished to
get farther. Carlyle.
They Work, while you Sleep
Do yon feel all tangled up billons,
constipated, headachy, nervous, full of
cold? Take Cascarots tonight for your
liver and bowels to straighten yon oat
by morning. Wake up with head clear,
stomach right, breath sweet and feel
ing fine. No griping, no Inconvenience.
Children love C'ascarets to 10, 2t
150 cents. Adv.
Airplanes to Chase Bandits.
The Chinese government plans to as
airplanes to locate bandits nnd smug,
gler. transport precious metals fross
the Interior to- coast iwrts and explore
for new railroad nntl highwuy routes.
Buy only "Diamond Dyes'"'
Each package of "Dlamoa Dyes"
contains directions so simple that any
woman can diamond-dye wone, shabbj
Skirts, waists, dresses, coats, gloves,
stockings sweaters, draperies everj
thing, whether wool, silk, linen, cotton,
r mixed goods, new, rich fadeless col
ors. Hnve druggist show you "DIs
mond Dyes Color CarLM Adv.
Unnatural Flavor. ;
A girl from Uothain was visiting &
friend "up the state," who was trying
to run a model chicken farnx Tb
girl wns much Interested in oil that
was shown hr, particularly a line of
Incubators, In front of which Bhe mad
"So you have Incubators? Very nice.
Indeed; but 1 am afraid that artificial
chickens can never tasto like natural
Find the Cause! I
It ian't right to drag along feeling
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have morning lameness, too, headaches,
dizzy spells and irregular kidney aetlon.
Use Dootfa Kidney PiUa. Theyhsve
helped thousands pf ailing folks. Ask
A Nebraska Case-
Mrs. Dude Mo
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says: "I had a
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trouble with my
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run down and had
aevero pains In my
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There was a heavy
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back. too. Doan'a Kidney itn8 WOre
recommended to me and two boxes
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