The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, November 01, 1923, Image 2
RED CLOUD. NEBRASKA UHJEr 'vv?rwo4ookoM,''',t,:"',',' "'''; The Branding $ "YOU KILLED HIM" Join t.titullH. eight f" ynrs old, wife if I'lcrre, la tho ilii'iKh tor of John Carver who murdered her mother for adultery llur lotifly life, with lu'P father. In a Wyoming caliln. titibeanibh'. Joan leaves lilm to work In u hotel In n nearby town. Joan inert 1'lcrro, nnd tin- two, mutually at tracted, am married. Carver tells I'lrrre story of Jonn'n mother. llerr forges cut tin lirnnd, Frank llolllwell, yoiir.g minister. ureHeitu books to Jonn. I'lcrre forbid her to rend them. Mud dened iy Jealousy. I'lerro ties Joan and lnirtiH the, Two-Hur brand Into her nhouldur Hear ing her sereuum, 11 MtriuiKr bursts Into the house 11 ml shoots I'lcrre The M runner revives Joan, tolling her Pierre Is dead argon her to i;o with lilm. At the HtraiiKer's home .loan'" In Juries are attended to, She Is Introduced to a new world of boohs and line clothing bv the Htrnnger, Prosper Clalo. a writer CHAPTER XII Continued. 9 And then slit opened hor vciluiuo In Us middle nnd hor eye looked upon rilllllllltr HllOS "Bo the two brothers nnd their mur dered mun-" .loan'.s heart foil like a louden weight mill tin color dropped from lier fnoe. In an Insliint she wns buck In Pierre's room mid Hie white night circled her In great silence nnd she was going over I lie story of Iter love nnd Pierre' tholr love." their beautiful, grave, Imph love thill hud so Itllod her life. And now whore wiih she? In Hie house of the mill) vhn I1111I killed her luislmnd! She hiul boon walling for llolllwell. but for 11 lone while now she I1111I forgotten that. Why wns she Mill !'ere? A strange, guilty terror came with the ipi.stlon. She stored nroiind the gorgeous little room, snug rrom the world, so secret In Its winter canyon. She beard Wen IIo'.s Inces sant pattering In the kitchen, tho cnir.ch nnd thud of Prosper's shovel tug outside. It wns suddenly a hor rible nightmare, or loss a nlghtmnre (ban a dream, pleasant In the dream Inc. hut hideous to on awakened mind. She wns awake. That little homo stend of Pierre' 1 Snob a lumper opened In her sojl that she bent her bead and moaned .She ronld think of nothing now but those two familiar, hare, clean rooms Pierre's gun, Pierre's rod, her own coat there by the lUmr, the sn wslioes. There was no place In her mind for the Inter tragedy. She bud gone hack of It. She would rather be alone In her own home, desolate though It was, than anywhere else In all the homeless world. And whnt could prevent her from XolngT She Iniighed nlnud n short, defiant laugh rippled to her feet, and. In her room, took off Prosper's "prrttv thlntr.s" nnd got Into her own old clothes; the coarso underwear, the heavy stockings and boots, the numb skirt, the man's shirt. How loonoly Ibey all hung! How thin she was! Now Into hor coat, her woolen cap down over her ears, her gloves she was rendv. her heart laboring III e an exhausted stag's, her knees troirtriint;, her wrists mysteriously absent She went Into tiie hall, found Inn snow shoes, bent to tie them o.t, and. straightening up, met Prosper, who bin', come In out of the snow He was glowing from extrclse, but ut sight of her and her pale excite ment, the glow loft him nrd bis face went bleak and grim. He put out his hand and cnught her by the arm and she backed from lilm ngiilnst the wall this before either of them spoke. "Where nre you going, Jonn?" "I'd n goln' home." Ho let go of her nnn. "Von were yolng like this, without a word to me?" "Mr. fhiel," she panted, "1 had a I'eelln' like you wouldn't 'a' let me go." He turned, throw open the door, and topped aside. She confronted bis bile anger. ".Mr. CiiiPl. I left Pierre dead I've been a-waltln' for Mr. llolllwell to nine. I'm strong now. 1 nun be i-goln' home." Sud'Vuly nho nliied nut : "You killed my man. What hev I to do with you?" He bowed. Her breast Inhered nnd all the distress of her soul, tumbled by mi Instinctive, Inarticulate con--piousness of evil, wr.verod In her eyes Her reason already neouscd her f In gratitude and renchery, hut every tllici uf her bad suddenly revolted. She was all for liberty, she must have It. Ho was wise, made no attempt to hold her, let her go; hut. as she tied under the llrs, her webs sinking deep into the heavy, tincrusteil snow, lie -tofiil nnd watcher1 her keenly, lie had not fulled to notice the trembling of her body, the quid, lift and fall of her breast, the rapid (lushing and palltiu of her face, lie let her go. And Joan tun. drawing recklessly on the depleted store of what had nlwnvs been her Inexhaustible strength. The Btiow was deep and soft, heavy with moisture, the March air was moist, too not keen with frost, and the green tlr wero softly dark against mi even stone-colored sky of cloud. To .loan's e.ves, so long Imprisoned. II was nil tbtoulBhlnglv bountiful, clean und B13 Katharine Neiajlm Bud CopyriKht liy Katharine N. tlurt grave, part of the old life back to which she was running. Down the canyon trull she floundered, her short skirt gathering 11 weight or snotv, bur webs lining 11 mass of It at every tugging slop. Her speed perforce slackened, but she plodded on, out of breath and In n sweat. She was surprised at the weakness; put It down to excitement. "I wiih afeered he'd make me stay," she said, and. "I've got to go. I've got to go." This went with her like n beating rhythm. She came to the opening In the firs, the foot of the steep trull, nnd out there stretched the valley, blank snow, blank sky, here and there .1 wooded ridge, then 11 range of lower bills, blue, snow-mottled; not u roof, not a thread of smoke, not a sound. "I'm awful far 11 way," .loan whis pered to herself, and, for the (list time In her HIV, she doubled her strength. "I don't rightly know where I am." She looked back. There stood 11 high, fuhillliir peak, but so were the outlines of these mountains Jumbled nnd changed that she could not tell If Prosper's canyon lay north or south of Plerie's homestead. The former was high up on the foothills, und Pierre's was well down, above the river, l-'rom where she stood, there was no river-bed -n sight. She tried to remember the loiirney, nut nothing canie to nor ex cept a confused Impression of follow ing, following, following. Had I hoy jone toward the river first and then turned north or had they traveled close to the base of the giant range? The t anger's cahln where they bad spent Mil night, surely that ought to be vis ible. If she wont further out, say bevoml the wooded spur which shut Hie mountain country from her sight, perhaps she would Had It. . . . Ilrnvely she braced her quivering .misples nnd wont on. She plunged nto drifts, struggled r.p; sometimes be snow-plnno seemed to stand up like a wall In front of her, the far hills lolling like a dragon nloug Us top. She could not keep the breath of vUftfli. Prosper Took Her by the Shoulder and Turned Her Over In the Snow. her lungs. Often she sank down and rested; when things grew steady she got up nnd worked on. Each time she rested she crouched longer: ench time made slower progress; and nl ways the goal she had set herself, the end of a Jutting bill, thrust Itself out. nosed forward, sliding down to the plain. It began to darken, but Joan thought that her sight was falling. The enormous efforts she was making took every atom of her will. At last her muscles refused obedience, her laboring heart stopped. She stood a moment, swaed. fell, and this time she made no effort to rise. She had become n dark spot on the snow, 11 llfeuess part of the loneliness and silence. A small, black, energetic figure came out from among the llrs and ran forward where the longest shadows pointed. It looked absurdly tiny and anxious; futile, In Its pigmy baste, across the exquisite stillness. Joan, hlng so still, was acquiescent; this little striving thing rebelled. It came forward steadily, following Joan's un even tracks, stamping them down firmly to make a solid path, nnd, as the sun dropped, leaving an Immense gleaming depth of sky, he came down and bent over the black speck that wits Joan. . . . prosper toou her by the shoulder and turned her over n little In the -now. Jo, in opened her e.ve- mid hulked at lilm. It was the dumb buik of 11 beaten dog. "(Set up. child." he said, "and come home with me." She struggled to her feet, he helping her; and sllentlv. Just as a savage Minimi no matter what her pain, will follow hor man. so Joan followed the 'ruck hi niiidi bv pressing Hie snow down tr'nlv over her former steps i'.f ' '" isl.L'd nnii. "nil ,lfjll, rr. n rA-r iron J she nodded. She was pale, her o.ve heavy, hut she was glad to he found glad to be sated. He snw that, and he saw n dawning confusion In hot eyes At (be end he drew her arm Into Ids, and, when they came Into the house, be knelt and took the snow shoen from her feet, she drooping against the wall. He put a hand on each of her shoulders and looked re proach. "You wanted to leave me. Joan? You wanted to leave me ns much as that?" She shook her head from side to side, then, drawing away, she stum bled past him Into the room, dropped to the bearskin rug, and held out her bands to the (lames. "It's awful good to be back." she said, and fell to sob bing. "I didn't think you'd be onrln' I was thlnkln' only or old things. I was homesick me that has no 1101110." Her shaken vole way so wonderful music that he stood listening with sudden tears In his eyes-. "An' I can't forgot Pierre nor the life. Mr. (iiiel. an' when I think 'twas von that killed him. why, It breaks my heart. Oh, I know you In d to do It I saw. An' I couldn't 'a stayed with lilm no more. What hi Ilil. It made me bate lilm but you can t be tbliikln' how it was with Pierre an' me befoie that night. Wl we wan happy. I 11st to live with my fat In-, Mr. (Jaol. an' he was an nwl'iil mail, an' there was no loln' hot ween uri. but when I llrst soon Pierre tonkin' tp at me. I lirst knowod what lovln' m'ght he like. I .lust came away with lilm because he asked me. Oh. Mr. Gaol, I can't for got him, even for liatln'. That brand on my shoulder. It's all Sealed, but my heart's so hurled, It's so hiirted You killed him. Forgive tin. please; I would love ,oii If I could but some thin' makes me shake mvity from you because Pierre's dead." Again she wept, exhausted, broken hearted weeping It was. And Pros per's face was drawn by pity of her. That story of hor life and love, It was n sort of saga, something as moving ns an old ballad most beautifully sung. The varied and lhrnnt on donees of her voice gnve evsry delicate shading of feeling, of tin light. She was utterly expressive. All night, after he had seen her eft and sent her to her bed. the pbrrses of her music kept repeating themfelvcs In his ears. "An' sn I first krowpd what lovln' might he like"; nnfJ, "I would love you, only soniethln' makes me shake nway from you because Pierre's dead." This wan n Joan ho bad not yet realized, and tie knew that after all his enchanted leopardess was n woman nnd that his wooing of her hud harillv vet begun. So did she Imlllo him by the titter directness of her heart There was so little of a barrier against lilm and yet there was so much. For the (Irk time he doubted his wizardry, nnd, nt that, his desire for the wild girl's love stood up like a giant nnd gripped his soul. Joan slept deeply, without drenms; she bnd confessed herself. Hut Prosper was as restless nnd troubled as a youth. She had not mnde her escape; she had followed him home with humil ity, with confusion In her eyes. She had been glad to hold out her hands ngnln to the lire on his henrtb. And yet he was now her prisoner. CHAPTER XIII I1" Nerves and Intuition. "Mr. Oael." said Joan standing he fore him at the breakfast-table, "I'm a-goln' to work." She was pale, gaunt nnd Imperturb able. She announced this decision and sat down. "Womnn's work?" he asked her, smiling quizzically. "No. sir." with her own rare smile; "I ain't rightly fitted for thnt." "Certainly not In those clothes," he murmured crossly, for she was dressed ngnln In her own things. "I'm u-gon' to do man's work. I'm n-goln' to shovel snow nn' help fetch wood nn' kerry In water. You tell your Chinese man, please." "And you're not going to read or study any more?" "Yes. sir. I like that, If you still want to teach me. Mr. Caol. lint I'm a-goln' I'm going to get some ac tion. I'll lust die If I don't. Why. I'm so poor I can't hardly lift n broom 1 don't know why I'm so miserably poor, Mr. Oael." She twisted her brows anxiously. "You've had a nervous breakdown." "A what?" "A nervous breakdown." lie lit bis cigarette and watched her In bis usual ln.y. smokc-vclled man ner, but she might have noticed the shaken fabric of his self-assurance. "Say, now," said Joan, "what's tho name for?" "There's a book about It over there third volume on the top shelf look up 011r case" Willi an air of profound alarm she wont over and took It out (TO KR ONTINMtr.D.) Not to Her Uklnn. Madge How was the yachting nartvV Mario I? So-so. There wore so iiiiinv on board the boat the hes: Char- I.' .-11111.1 iin was to hug the shore. lo wa Boy-'s Steer Is Grand Champion Careful Attention and Good Feeding Responsible for His Success. When Wayne Probst, n thirteen-year-old farm boy from West Liberty, Iowa, visited the 102'.! International Live Stock exposition at Chicago und staged a meat-cutting demonstration In the boys and girls' club department, he examined the wonderful milmnls on dls play und vowed that some day be would be tin exhibitor und lead his own hiilmnl Into the arena. Champion at Iowa. During the winter nnd spring Wiiyne carefully tended the pure bred Here ford steer which he bad entered In bis county baby beef club, und when the state competition was held at Des Moines during the Iowa Mate fair, his. pet, linnnle Arbor, was (lectured cham pion Hereford baby hoof nnd reserve grand champion of ( the ihow. Al though he was offered 20 tents u pound Wayne ProbGt and His Champion Here ford Steer. for the animal, Wayne refused to sell lilm, since be bad set his mind upon tilting lilm for the supreme show at Chicago the llrst week In December. Wayne has been In the boys' club work for six years and has been if consistent winner nt the Muscatine 1 county fair. This year bis entry won over ?.' bond nt West Liberty and was sent on to Des Moines to compete for tho championship of the state. At the state, fulr there were ocr 450 baby beeves- entered In the classes, rank ing the strongest show of these an 'mats nt any state fair Wins Trip to Chicago. In addition to the prlr.e money which Wune won nt the county und state fairs, he was also awn tiled a free trip to Chicago and will Join the thousand or more Juniors who will attend the International ns n rewurd for excel ling In their club work activities. Wayne put chased Iio-inle Arbor from a local breeder und iWtbough the nn linal was of excellent ancestry, those who know the boy state that his, suc cess was due to the care and feeding which were given to his pet. When started on feed December 20th, the steer weighed 400 pounds, and on Au gust 0th he had exactly doubled his weight, balancing the beam at 0S0 pounds. This guln was put on at a cost of 8 1-3 cents per pound, and ut the rate of 2.1U pounds per day. Wayne attributes much of his suc cess to the Inspiration which he re ceived at Chlcngo while nttendlng the International Live Stock exposition last December. Within two weeks af ter returning home be started his calf on feed, nnd nil during the succeeding months the high standard of the an imals he saw at Chicago wns kept con stantly In mind and spurred lilm on to gi eater elYort. Soy Bean Stubble Makes Fine Seed Bed for Wheat Soy-bean stubble makes an excel lent seed bed for wheat and experi mental work has shown that the wheat yield may be Increased 25 per cent by sowing after soy beans. Most grow ers make the practice of harvesting the beans with n sweeprake and fol lowing Immediately with the wheat drill. No seed-bed preparation Is nec essary, and this Is one of the Impor tant factors In the economical produc tion of wheat. Corn for Silage Must Be Cut Fine and Tramped Corn for silage must he cut line and trimmed well Into the slle, If It Is i!p- 1 smi to make the best quality of feed and lill the sllo to Its greatest capac ity, says the Department of Agricul ture. Tho usual length of cutting varies from one-fourth of nn Inch to one Inch, but the latter Is u little too long, us the pieces do not pack so readily In the sllo, and they nre not so completely consumed In feeding us the hhnrtcr lengths. Hogs Show Good Profit by Hogging Down Corn Sumo practical feeders .seem to que.s- tlon the advisability of hogging down corn at present prices, but plenty of tests show thnt bogs give as much profit when they are allowed to help themselves us when the corn Is fed ' by bund In fart, these snme hogs will 1 Fhow greater profit by hogging down I corn than digging It out of muddy 1 feed-lots. ' fttfl Br' Jl Prevent Diseases by Exercising Good Care Seed Bed Often Is Source of Various Plant Ailments. (Prepared by Ihn United SUlea Department of Agriculture.) Cabbage nnd other cruclfcrs, such ns hrub-scls sprouts, kohl-fabl, kale, turnips, radish, rape, rutabaga and charlock, are subject to fungous and bum-rial diseases which are carried from place to plate by various means, Including Insects, Infected feed, trans planting from an Infected seedbed to It. .1.1 .1 u.. I .. ...a ....1.1....... I...f... .. .,4.l .!(. Ill-Ill, uniiiiiiKi', t'iliiiiiiKU ii-.u.-m- 111111 niv i otner plants nieniioneo, ami suime manure, farm iinlmals and tools, und wind. These diseases 111 e preventable In the main by simple means of plant sanitation, says the United States De partment of Agriculture, even as hu man diseases may largely be prevent ed by proper care. As the seedbed Is often the source of Infection, the truck farmer will find It prolltable to take the grentest pains to Insure healthy plants. Locate the seedbed on new ground If possible, advises the department. Crop rotation, avoiding crops which belong to the cabbage fnmlly, will help and Is worth while, regardless of whether or not It Is necessary to control plant mala dies. A good rotation system will stnrve out many fungous diseases tl. it mnv ovist and will help control many weeds, particularly wild mustard and Its relatives, which haihor cabbage posts. The leaf diseases of cabbage, cnull flower, and related crops are relative ly so unimportant that spraying Is sel dom required. The most Important diseases are Interna! or soil parasites, which are out of reneh of fungicides. The free use of lime will help In con trolling such pnriis'tes and the disin fecting of all cabbage sofd before planting, to prevent black rot and black leg, will be found of consider able value, according to tests carried on bv the department. The use of disease-resistant varieties of cabbage and other cruclfcrs will also pay. Artificial Lighting of Henhouse Is Permanent The artificial lighting of henhouses has become permanent and popular during the Inst few years. Contrary to the llrst opinions of some people, electric lights are not Installed for the purpose, of fooling the hens. The use of lights merely endeavors to aid In duplicating spring conditions whereby hens have more opportunity to con sume a large amount of feed and thus have material In which to manufacture n large number of eggs. Lights In the evening will give the hens less time between the Inst evening meal nnd the first one In the morning, so that the crop never gets empty. Fairly Good Silage Can Be Made Out of Alfalfa Because of the abundance of protein In alfalfa nnd the shortage of sugars and starches, It Is hard to make really first-class alfalfa silage. At the Mis souri station, however, they found that If care wu.s taken, a fairly good grade of sllnge could 1p made but of nlfnlfa. The Important thing wns to let the al falfa dry enough so that at the time of putting It Into the silo It contnlned SO to 45 per cent of dry matter. When It contains more water than this, It ?eoms to make a sloppy, fpul-smelllng ullage. The best plnn seems to be to let the crop lie In the swath for n few hours after mowing until It Is well wilted, but not dry. Good Silage Serves as Substitute for Pasture Feeding trials at the Kansas agricul tural experiment stntlon ut Manhattan Indicate that the sllo Is a money maker wherever eight head of cows are milked. Good sllnge serves as n substitute Cor pasture during fall, win tfr and early spring. Silage can be profitably fed to dairy cows In Kansas rlne months of the year. There is n prevalent Idea ntnong firmers that It does not pay to put a good corn crop In the sllo. As n mnt tcr of fact, the bettor the corn yield the better will be the sllnge and the nrenter the amount of foliage which may bo fully utilized. Two Plants Practically Alike Above the Ground Sudan grass Is .somot lines mistaken for Johnson grass, ns tho two plants nre practically alike above the ground. The Sudan seed, however, Is a little Ir-rger and plumper thnn the Johnson g-ass .seed. And there Is a wide dif ference In the roots and the habits of growth of the two plants. Johnson grass bus underground running root stocks from which It grows from year to year. Sudan grass, on the contrary, has short, (lbrous roots and grows only one year. Therefore It never becomes n troublesome weed like Johnson grnss. Soil Prepared for Soy Beans by Fall Plowing Holl preparation for wy beans is the same as for corn. Where It Is advis able to plow In the fall for corn, then It Is advisable to plow in the fall for soy beans. The clay Innds should be fall plowed, and In the spring disked, harrowed, and made smooth by the drag nnd plunker. For light, sandy soils spring plowing Is preferable. On clny and sandy loam soils both spring and fall plowing are equally satisfactory. tTako it liome to the kids. Havo a packet if. your pocket for an ever-rcady treat. I ifMRNtv A delicious contet. 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