Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, June 22, 1911, Image 2

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_ _ _ . . . . O BY THC CENTURY CO
Philjp Cayley , accused of a crime of
* srhlc6 ho is not guilty , resigns from the
! * .rmy In disgrace and his affection for
ibis friend. Lieut. Perry Hunter , turns to
'hatred. Cayley seeks solitude , where he
'perfects a flying machine. While soaring
'over the Arctic regions , he picks up a
curiously shaped stick he had seen In the
, mssassin's hand. Mounting again , he dis
covers a yacht anchored In the bay. De
scending near the steamer , he meets a
jflrl on an Ice floe. He learns that the
'girl's name Is Jeanne Fielding and that
the yacht has come north to seek signs
of her father , Captain Fielding , an arctic
.explorer. A party from the yacht Is ma-
klng search ashore. After Cayley departs
'Jeanne finds that he had dropped a cu
riously-shaped stick. Captain Planck and
, thc surviving crew of his wrecked whaler
are in hiding on the coast. A giant ruf-
flan named Roscoe. had murdered Field
Ing and his two companions , after the ex
plorer had revealed the location of an
enormous ledge of pure gold. Roscoe then
took command of the party. It develops
that the ruffian had committed the mur
der witnessed by Cayley. Roscoe plans
to capture the yacht and escape with a
'big load of gold. Jeanne tells Fanshaw ,
owner of the yacht , about the visit of the
eky-man and shows him the stick left by
Cayley. Fanshaw declares that It is an
Eskimo throwing-stlck , used to shoot
darts. Tom Fanshaw returns from the
earchlng party with a sprained ankle.
Perry Hunter Is found murdered and
Cayley Is accused of the crime but Jeanne
, believes him Innocent. A relief party geese
o find the searchers. Tom professes his
love for Jeanne. She rows ashore and
enters an abandoned hut , and there flnds
her father's diary , which discloses the ex
plorer's suspicion of Roscoe. The ruf-
lan returns to the hut and sees Jeanne.
CHAPTER VIM Continued.
At tne sound of it , he drew himself
{ up , towering , before her , and , so , be
came visible to her a monstrous ,
blurred , uncertain shape.
And she cried out ; this time In ter-
tror. Then , before he could spring
, upon her and kill her with his hands ,
as his brutish nstinct of rage urged
'him ' to do , he started back suddenly ,
land himself cried out !
For a faint circle of light , waving ,
wandering , unearthy , was shining
straight down upon both of them
'through the fog out of the sky Itself.
Looking up , he savr overhead a
single , great luminous eye , and In the
reflection of Its own light upon the
Ice , very faintly , tie fabric of out
stretched wings.
Then from up there , overhead , he
heard a voice a quiet voice , "I'm
hre , " It said. "Don't be afraid. "
Blindly , Roscoe flung up his hands ,
whirled around and fell ; scrambled to
his feet again and fled , like a man
h f-rjdden. down the shore.
As he did so , he heard a ragged vol
ley of shots from the direction of the
'Aurora. This sound of plain human
fighting , which he understood and did
not 'ear , helped restore to equilibrium
his mind , which a moment before had
betn tottering to absolute destruction.
Once he could get back to his boat
a/id feel the earn under his hands
again once he found himself pulling
out toward the yacht , no matter how
dsiperate the odds- awaiting him there
might be against him , he would , he
1'eit , be himself once more.
' He ran on and on down the beach.
He had not passed his boat , he knew ;
but he finally realized that he had
passed the place where he had brought
the boat ashore.
Waiting for Dawn.
Cayley wheeled so that he headed
up into the wind and dropped , facing
the girl and with his back to her re
treating assailant He had to drop al
most vertically in order to avoid be
ing blown out into the sea after he
struck the ice. Even as it was , he
went slithering down the glassy slope
toward the water , and only managed
to check his impetus by throwing him
self flat on his face and clutching at a
hummock which chanced to offer him
a precarious hold. He had come down
"all adrift" as sailors say , and his
monstrous wings , powerless for flight
but instinct with flapping perversity ,
cost him a momentary struggle while
he was getting them bundled into con
trollable shape.
But , thanks as much to luck as to
kill , he presently found himself upon
ris feet uninjured. He at once set
out , making what haste he could ,
Across the ice toward where he had
'ast seen the girl , shouting up the
ale to her at the same time , io know
r she were safe. He heard no an-
- wer , but presently made her out , dim-
"y , only a pace or two away. His first
\ct then , even before speaking , was to
fake out his pocket electric bull's-eye
and turn it full upon her.
"It's just to make sure you're not
hurt that I really got down here in
time , " he apologized. "I wish I might
have saved you the terror , but it
wasn't until you cried out that I
knew "
"I'm not hurt , " she assured him.
"I'm a little dazed , that's all. No ,
not with fright , with wonder. I hard
ly had time to be frightened. But I
thought you'd gone this morning , that
you had abandoned us just as you said
you would. And yet , when I cried
out Just now , for help , it was you that
I called to. . . . And then you
came , out of the sky , just as I was
sure you would. For I was certain ,
with the same certainty one has in
dreams. Now , that it's over , I find
myself wondering again If you are
real. I'm not hurt at all. "
Before he could find anything to say
In answer , they heajrd another shot ,
mufiled in the fog , from the direction
of the Aurora , and in prompt reply to
it , another volley.
"Wasn't there firing before ? " she
asked. "Can any one be attacking the
yacht ? There is no one there but
Tom , you know , and he's disabled.
Can't we can't I , get out there any
way ? The boat I came ashore in is
right here. "
Without making her any answer , he
carried the unwieldly bundle his wings
made into the hut and left it there ,
then returned to her and offered her
his hand.
"We'll go down and look for your
boat , " he suid.
Along the water's edge they
searched , aided by the little beam from
his bull's-eye , the sound of intermit
tent firing from the yacht urging haste
all the while. But it did not take long
to force the conviction upon them that
the boat was gone. Blown adrift ,
most likely , was Cayley's explanation.
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v . Thaw PYorr. Up Ther Overhaad He Heard a Voice.
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He felt her trembling. Whether
with cold or dread , he did cot know ,
but he took her arm and steadied her
with the pressure of his own.
"Come back to the hut , " he said
"The situation isn't as bad as you
think. I'll tell you when we get to
shelter where we can talk. "
She turned obediently , and breasted
the icy slope with him. Neither spoke
again until they were safe in the lee
of the hut. Then he said :
"I don't think Fanshaw is alone
there on the yacht. The relief party
and the first party from the Aurora
got together some time this afternoon
and started back toward the shore.
They should be aboard the yacht by
now , though when the fog fell it put
an end to my activities. The Walrus
people have undoubtedly attacked
them , but they shouldn't have any
trouble in beating them off. They out
number them and they are better
armed ; in fact , so far as I know , the
Walrus people aren't armed at all.
They knew your people I mean
that the yacht was likely to be attack
ed. I told ttfem so myself , and then
their pretended guide confessed. "
"How did you know about the Wal
rus ? " she asked curiously.
"The Portuguese was one of them ;
he had guided your first party down
into a little valley of perpetual fog ,
under orders to abandon them there.
When he saw me sailing about over
head through the fog , you know he
broke down and confessed and then
well , he made a cXean breast of it. He
knew nothing of the details of his
leader's plans ; but the mere fact that
he had been delegated to guide the
party into a place from which it waste
to be expected tbey could never get
out , was conclusive as to his inten
tions at least. "
Ho had spoken rather disconnected
ly , his sentences punctured by the
sounds of firing from the yacht. By
the time he finished they were almost
"Why does it sound so much fainter
than it did ? " she asked. "It's not
nearly so loud as that first volley we
heard. "
"It's a trick of the fog , very likely , "
he said. "Fog is a frightfully treach
erous thing. It deceives men's ears as
well as their eyes. There's no judg
ing distance through it When you
cried out just now , I couldn't tell
whether you were 50 feet below me or
500 feet. I was up above it , you see ,
and I hadn't any way of telling how
deep it was. There ! Do you hear ? "
he went on. "The firing has stopped
altogether. Your people are almost
certainly safe. "
"Will you let me go inside this hut , "
he asked , "and see if it is habitable ?
If it is , you'd better go in and let me
make you as comfortable as I can. I
don't think you need have any fears
about the Walrus people. And worry
ing wouldn't do any good any way.
There's nothing we can do but wait
for daylight. Nothing can happen any
where until then. "
He had , very distinctly , in mind
what might happen then if the Walrus
people were repulsed from the yacht.
Unless they were all destroyed in the
attack , they would undoubtedly make
trouble as soon as morning revealed
the fact that they had two hostages
in their hands. But he could fight
them off better from the doorway of
the hut than from anywhere else. And
there was no need of troubling the
girl with that consideration , not for
the present , at least.
"It's all right in there , " she said.
"I spent I don't know how many
hours there reading before you came.
But the candle has burned out. "
The open door behind them gave ac
cess into a tiny shed , protruding from
the corner of the hut and serving , evi
dently , as a vestibule for it. The in
ner door , a heavier and stronger af
fair , opening at right angles to it ,
gave access to the Interior of the hut.
Cayely switched on his bull's-eye
and cast a brief glance about the
room. There were two or three rude ,
flimsy-looking doors which undoubted
ly opened into small , cabin-like bed
rooms ; but the principal part of the
hut was taken up by the room in
which they found themselves.
Cayley set his little bull'-eye on a
shelf where they could make the most
of its thin pencil of light. He then
turned his attention to the door , and
after a little struggle succeeded in
getting it shut , and , what was more ,
securely bolted , by means of a heavy
wooden bar which dropped into an
iron crotch. If they were attacked
with the first of the daylight , this
place would afford them security until
the people from the Aurora could
come to their rescue. His revolver
was a Colt , 45 , and his belt was full of
cartridges. With that weapon , he re
membered that he had once been con
sidered the best shot in the army.
The girl , when he turned to look at
her , was seated on the edge of a bunk
at the other side of the hut. Her pal
lor , the traces of tears he could see
in her eyes , the pathetic droop to her
lips , all emphasized the thing her
voice had told him already , namely ,
that some emotional crisis , which
she had been through , in those recent
hours , had left her quite exhausted.
Without a word , he turned to his
bundle which he had deposited in a
corner of the room , and fished out
from it his sheep-skin sleeping-bag. It
was not until he approached her , with
it across his arm , that his eye fell
upon the rosewood box and the mo
rocco-bound book which lay beside it
Her eye followed his. "They're fa
ther's papers , " she said. "I found the
box in here. That's wty I stayed. I
had come ashore * *
"Wait a minute , " he interrupted. He
took up the book with a gentleness
almost reverent , laid it in the little
chest and set it down on the floor be
side the bunk.
The quality of the act brought the
ready tears to her eyes , but he did
I aot took up'tt her to surprise them
there. "Now , " he said , "I'm going to
take off these boots of yours , which
are wet , but which will serve excel
lently , nevertheless , for a pillow , and
you are to take off that heavy coat
and get inside tnis bag. Have yea ever
slept in one ? "
He was already tugging at one of
the boots , and her protest went un
heeded it was only a half-hearted
protest after ali.
When he had taken off the boots ,
she submitted , without demur , to his
unfastening the frogs on her heavy
seal-skin coat and slipping It off her
When finally , with some assistance
from him , she nestled down inside the
great fleece-lined bag , when he had
rolled her small boots into a bundle
and made a pillow of them for her
head , as he had said he would , she
exclaimed , half-rebelliously , at the
comfort of it all.
"It is so deliciously warm and soft , "
she said. "I didn't know you were
just being a luxurious sybarite when
you refused a mattress and a pair of
blankets on the yacht. If only you
could be warm , too , and comfortable. "
"I shall be , " he assured her. "I'll
make a cushion of that great coat of
yours and sit down here at the foot
of the bunk. You're not to bother
about me. You're to prove the efficacy
of the sleeping-bag by going to sleep
In it. "
"And what will you do all the while
sitting there and keeping watch ?
Would you would you like to read
father's journal ? If you would , I'd
like to have you , after what you said
long ago about the men who risked
and lost their lives trying to reach
the pole. I think if you Will read
that book , you will understand , in
spite of your wings. And well , I'd
like to have you understand. "
He moved the bull's-eye to another
part of the hut , where the light from
it would not shine in her eyes , and
would illuminate the pages of the
book she offered him to read , while he
sat , wrapped in her great coat , at the
foot of the bunk.
Once as he passed by her in the
completion of these arrangements , she
withdrew her hand from the bag and
held it out to him. "You've been very
good to be , " she said "I don't mean
by risking your life and plunging down
Into that bank of fog when you knew
I was in danger. A brave man would
do that , I suppose some brave men ,
any .way. But you've been better than
that "
He told her not to talk , but to go to
sleep ; and without any more words
ensconced himself at her feet , drew
his legs up under him , tailor-fashion ,
and began to read.
She saw him close the book at last
and ! = it there , as she had sat , with it
upon his knees , absorbed , reflective.
Suddenly , he took up the book again ,
opened it and referred to the entry on
that last page.
He was thinking now , not dreaming.
3is mind was on the active present.
Before long he stole a look at her.
She met his eyes.
"I'm glad father told us that the
man was left-handed , " she said grave-
y. "Because the man who killed Mr.
Hunter was left-handed , too. "
She had spoken the very thing his
own mind had been groping for with
out finding , and he started and stared
at her. "Why do you say that ? " he
demanded. "How do you know ? "
"It was a left-handed stick. I took
It up in my left hand and it fitted ;
that was when I was fetching It out of
the cabin for Uncle Jerry. "
"Then that was how you knew I
hadn't done it ? "
"No. I didn't need any proof. I
knew already without that. "
"Suppose I had turned out to be
left-handed , too ? "
"I didn't think of that. But It
wouldn't have made any difference to
me. When you really have faith in
anybody it isn't easily shaken ; not by
mere circumstances , at least. "
" 'When you really have faith , ' " he
repeated. "Yes , I suppose that's so. "
He pressed his hands against his tem
ples. "But there isn't too much of
that divine commodity in the world. "
There was a long silence.
What the Dawn Brought.
The man rose from his seat at the
foot of the bunk and , with restless
strides , began pacing back and forth
in the narrow limits of the little hut.
The girl lay still , but her eyes follow
ed him. Her thoughts were keeping
step with his.
"There's not much faith in the
world , that's true , " she said presently.
"And yet , that's not exactly the
world's fault. When people haven't
anything else to walk by , they have
to walk by sight " she hesitated a
little there , feeling for the words she
wanted. "It was so easy , " she went
on at last , "to clear you of the thing
they thought you did yesterday.
Couldn't you give them a chance to
believe the truth about the other
thing too ? There must be something
you could reveal about that old charge
that would wash out the stain of it
something that would make Tom see
the falsity of it as clearly as I do. "
"No , " he said ; "that was never pos
sible. It's less possible than ever
DOW. "
That involuntary admission told her
much. If the thing she suggested
were less possible now than it had been
before , then , somehow or other , the
vindication must have rested in Perry
Hunter's hands. But the finality of
his voice and the dumb agony she saw
in his face , as he paced back and
forth beside her , prevented her from
following up the admission , or urging
him any further.
He pulled himself up sharply and
looked at his watch. "It will be day
light In two hours now , " he said * .
"When it comes we'll signal to the
"You've Been Very Good to Me/
yacht and they'll send for you and
take you away you and this precious
find you've made. In the meantime ,
you must go to sleep. You hardly
slept at all while I was reading. "
"I hardly dare go to sleep not
really deep asleep. If I did I'm afraid
you'd turn out to be all a dream , and
I'd find myself back in my stateroom
on the yacht" She was speaking half
in mockery , but there was an under
tone of seriousness In her voice.
"Think how unlikely it Is that all this
can have happened , " she went on.
"You said this morning you were go
ing to leave us , and I watched you
go. How can it be anything but a
dream that you were hanging aloft
there in the sky , above the fog , ready
to come plunging down when I cried
out for help ? "
"I told you once , " he said not very
steadily , "that one of us might be
dreaming , but that one was not you. "
"You will promise , then , " she asked ,
"that if I go to sleep , I'll wake up
here and not on the yacht , and that
you won't have disappeared ? "
"I promise , " he said seriously.
He seated himself once more at her
feet , switched off the fading light
from the bull's-eye and drew the
sleeves of her coat across his shoul
ders. "Good night , " he said.
She answered drowsily.
Warmed a little , and oppressed by
complete exhaustion , he fell asleep' '
They Are Fixed by Law and the At
torney Can Charge Neither
More Nor Less.
Lawyers In Germany cannot adver
tise , and their fees are fixed by law ,
according to Dr. Hermann Haeussler ,
rechtsanwalt , of Berlin , Germany , who
fs at the New Willard. A rechtsanwalt
! s an attorney at law and counselor
"The German law fixes the exact
fees which a German attorney has to
claim for all kinds of professional
work , and the rechtsanwalt can charge
neither more nor less. These fees are
fixed whether the cases are criminal or
come under the civil code. The amount
depends exclusively on the value of
the object of contention or the charac
ter of the crime. It Is an old , though
still unfulfilled , wish of German law
yers to have a new fixed list of fees ,
cot made after the old low standard
of the year 1878 , but with considera
tion to the changes numerous and de
cided which have taken place since
that year.
"The rechtsanwalt can never be a
business man , as may the lawyer In
the United States. The practice of the
aw is not considered a calling or pro
fession , but is essentially a public of-
"According to the code of 1878 , a
awyer is charged with certain public
duties. He Is obliged to have his resi
dence in the town or district whence
appointed. Further , he must conduct
limself in and out of office In : . man
ner befitting his professional and so
cial standing a duty devolving upon
iis rank. A lawyer Is forbidden to ad-
trertise In newspapers , by canvassing ,
etc. , or to buy or take over a practice
already made , a being unworthy of' '
iis calling. .
"His position In society is between I
himself. He knew , at least , that h
must have done so , when , rousing
with a start and springing to his feet ,
he saw a ray of sunshine splashed
golden upon the opposite wall of the
hut. It must have been light for
Very silently , very cautiously he un \
barred the door and pulled It open. Be
fore opening the outer door , he drew
his revolver and spun its cylinder un
derneath his thumb-nail. If the re
pulsed party from the Walrus wer
camped near by , it would be well to
be cautious before reconnoitering.
He pulled the outer door a little way
open and glance slantwise up the
beach. The brilliant light dazzled him
and made it hard to see ; but appar
ently there was no one there. Step
ping outside , he turned his gaze in.
land , along the foot of the cliff. HJs
mind was entirely preoccupied with
the danger of a sudden rush of ene
mies from near at hand.
That Is how It happened that , for
quite a minute after he opened the
door and stepped outside , he did not
cast a single glance seaward. Ha
did not look in that direction , untU
he saw that Jeanne , awakened by the
daylight in the hut , was standing io
the doorway. Her own eyes , puzzled ,
incredulous , only half awake , were
gazing out to sea. The expression he
saw In her face made him turn , sud
denly , and look.
that of officials and scholars , " said Dr.
Haeussler , "and through custom and
law he is compelled to keep the posi
tion to tne last degree. This compul
sion to keep one's rank has given rlaa
to the existence of committees , call&d
anwaltskammern , whose duty It is to
scrutinize the conduct of the members
of the profession. These committees
have a strict code of punishment ,
which includes the power to disbar or
expel a lawyer from his calling.
"In this way the lawyers in Germany J
have a good and honored position. In
fact , there is scarcely a country In
which the lawyer enjoys more respect
and confidence. " Washington Herald.
Ancient Suffragettes.
The suffragette is not new in Eng
land. As far back as 1641 "several
gentlewomen and tradesmen's wives
from the < : ity" wanted to present a
"no popery" petition. The command ,
er of the guard , in obedience to the
commons' command , "spoke them
fair" and advised them to go home.
They replied that they would return
next day and that "
, "where there waa
one there would be 500. " They proved
as peed as their word. Pym , the lead
er of the house In those days , did not
prove so unyielding as Mr. Asquith.
for it Is related that he came to th
door , thanked the women for the pe
tition , and promised that it would
have attention.
Headache Hat.
A hat with a circumference of som
V > feet weighs about fourteen ounce *
as a rule a winter hat made of fur.
A man's silk hat , at the weight of
which man universally raises a , howl
of woe , weighs six or seven ounces.
Woman is supposed to be the weaker"
and yet she bears this weight without
a murmur , because It is the fashion
No wonder the big hat has been named
the headache hat i