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TJIE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, FKIUtrAUV, -M, WW,
AUTHOR.. OF "WHISPERING
DIVIDE," "STRATEGY OF
GREAT R AILRO ADSi'VET-d
COPYTUOHT.'l 9T7 IY RANK H:SrtARMAN:
f MOUNTAIN RAILROAD OFE
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Tlttle Helen Holme daughter of Gen
eral Holmes, railroad man. la reamed
from imminent rlsngor on scenlr m II
road bv Oeorre Rtorm a newstxiy. drown
to young womanhood Helen saves Htorm.
now a fireman, her father and hi friend.
Amo Rhlnelander. financier, and Robert
fteagroe, promoter, from a threatened
collision. Bafartreaker employed bv Ses
grue steal tieneral Holmes' survey plan
of the cutoff Una for the Tidewater,
fatal) wound the general and escape.
Her father's estate being badly Involved
bv hla death, Helen iroe m work on the
Tidewater. Helen recover the eurvy
plana from 8efrrue, and though they are
taken from her. find an accidentally
msd proof of the aurvey blueprint 8torm
la employed by Ilhlnelnndcr. Spike, be
friended bv Helen. In hla turn save her
and tha right-of-way ponlracia when Re
(rrue kldnapa her. Helen and Worm win
for Rhlnelsnder a race ssainst Heagruo
for rlr ht-of-wa jr.
(Continued from Last Monday.)
a ri.on i.i..
Pesplte Peegrue'a persistent opposition,
Rhlnelsnder seeured the rlght-of-w-sy to
enabla blra to complete the Superstition
cut-off, and. unable to atop tha Tidrwnlcr
construction work, ficasnie re.iolvad to
try other method to defeat hla rival.
Helen Holmes wss enjoying the taste
of ramp life that her trip to tha front
had brought. And after the excitement
had died down attending the dnstruct'oii
nf Cassidy's house, the found herself
amused 'and Intereated it: Cassidy lilnv
self, who was buy ne,st traorning trflng
to restore a much-battcrea at ova to'serv
lre near the wreck of hla shack. Helen
watched hla dated effort until aympathy
overcame her and excusing herself, she
walked over to where Caesldy wii strug
gling to set a fire going.
Sesgrue. who had been watching the
aunt from a dlatance, aw Helen Join
the old fellow and deemed It hla oppor
tunity to make) tentative advance toward
tha ertlicotlva enemy. Sauntering over,
accordingly, ha Joined Helen at a moment
In which aba had sent Caaaidy for water
and waa heraeir watching the fire start
ing In tha stove.
Helen looked up In astonishment when
aha heard Seagrue's greeting. Indeed, ahe
resented his Intrusion so. strongly that
aha refused all communication with him
and for a time spoke Into deaf ear.
"Tou ought not to be too hard on me,
Helen," ha urged at length. "Any man
will fight for his life against ruin. That's
all I've done, (everything I have In the
world Is tied up In the Superstitious cut
off. But mora than onu I ssld to my
self. I would willingly sacrifice It all to
regain your friendship.".
He spoke slowly and looked so beaten
and worried as he lingered In tha pe
numbra of Helen's gate that ahe began
to denounce him Indignantly for hla vil
He took her stinging repraches with
out resentment. "I admit," he ssid, "my
temper carried me too far, sometime."
"Sometimes!" echoed .len. "A hun
dred and fifty!"
"When I do get angry,' confessed Kea
irrue, "t lose my hesd. I stop at noth
ing. When It's all over, nobody Is sor
rier for It thsn I am. I know that. Anil
what hurts tha moat Is thnt It should
have cost ma your frlcndhip and my
While this talk thus begun between
the two was going on In this fashion,
Htnrm, who had been busied with Rhine
lander experimenting with some new
Jacks, noticed what Helen Wss doing;
and that the man standing near her was
none other than Keagrue. Scarcely able
to believe hla eye, -the young rontrur
tlontst called to Rlilnclander to look. The
Ultrr disengaged himself from his new
mechtnes long enough to see what Storm
had seen and, putting another man In
charge of tha work, he hurried off. fol
lowed by Storm, over to Ossldy's tone.
They arrived together Just In time to
find Seng-rue putting wood on Helen's
fire. He turned from his pesceful role
to rrret Rhlnelander. quite casually, with
a good morning; Helen, In good spirits,
was stepping rapidly around preparing
a meal. Rhlnelandrr looked from one to
the other In amasement, and striding
forward, confronted Seagrue. "What
does all this mean?" he demanded an
grily. "What are you up to now. Sea
grueT" Seas rue met the wratful greeting com
poaedlr. Ilia anawer waa amiable and
unruffled. "Wa have been talking over
old times, I'ncle Amos." Ha Indicated
Helen by the slightest nod. "I've told
Helen, what you well know, that every
thing I have In the world haa been tied
up In this fight. Rut I've also told her
I would sacrifice every bit of It to regain
your good will and hers. I'm sorry for
tha lengths I've gone to. It's been a
mistake. It doean't reflect any credit
on me. T know that. Hut can't we for
get tlT Torget everything, here and now
and work together, you and I, for the fu
ture Instead of trying to cut each oth
ar'a throats? Why not combine our In
terests. uncle, and take a fresh start?'
But Rhlnelander, gentle though ha wsa
In disposition and forbesrlng to a degree
that surprised hi friends, was yet too
old In the ways of the world to put his
trust in assurances without deeds to
back them. Ha regarded Seagrue firmly
"Tills fight," he said briefly, "was not
en of our choosing. Keagrue. You forced
us into It." ha reminded hi nephew
"Wo cannot compromise now when sure
Sesgrue. whether hopelms. or dogged
In his attitude, took the matter hard. He
eld not reaerit It, but he looked down and
out. So much so that Helen felt sorry
fcha even made occasion, aa he stood
gloomily watcblng her, to go over to him
and express ber regret tlist Rhlnelsnder
did not feel, aa she did. that It might
ba better for everybody to try to be
friends once more.
Storm, who hsd stood apart and was
churning insi'l at tha situation, now In
tervened: "Tome over to ramp, Helen.
Tlist man doesn't mean a syllable
what lie says. You're wasting time list
enlng to him. Come along."
She resented the positive way la which
tie words were spoken. Her manner
when site anawered revealed soma of he
Impatience: "I II come." eh said, with
a suggestion cf cordless, "jut as soon as
I r-t tlirouvh here."
fthljielenuer detected her resentment
He knew better tban anyone In the world
that tha spirited girl could not ba driven
asul cou'.d pot ba coaxed too far. He
beckoned to Storm. "I-et'a (to." he aug
rested In sn undertone.
lorm seemed agslnst the proposal.
Rhlnelsnder nuletly urged It. "You can't
do any good," he explained In a low tone.
"1 know what's best. Come w.th me."
Storm, angry aa a schoolboy, at whst
he deemed the folly of giving the slight
est countensncf to Scaaue, followed liln
friend reluctantly. But having averred
she would not go. Helen, conscious her
self now of the strain of the situation,
turned to Sesame and told hltn she m ?t
be leaving. He extended h i hsn1. ' I'm
sorry the trouble has gone so far," she
ssld hurriedly, as she shook hsnds wl'h
him to show she bore no Irremovable ill
will. ' But I guess there's r.o help for the
si iint Ion at present."
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Hesgrue watched her follow Rhlnelsnder
and Storm, who waited for her on the
edge of the camp. The three went on to
gether towards Rhlnelsnder' s outfit car
still discussing the troublesome subject.
Sesgrue, however, realised he . must du
something, if not in one way In another,
and he left Cassldv's to send for a loosl
attorney who had already acted for him
In rlgt-of-way matter.-
To him. when he arrived, Sesgrue ex
plained his present predlcsni'-nt for ait
outlet. "What I must know Is," he said,
"whether the oily of Las Vegss will grant
our people a right-of-way along here
throjgli city property?"
The attorney shook his hesd. "I don't
think that can over ba put over."
Hesgrue waa cold. "You've got to do
It. There's no other way fr ua to get
through. If you hold ua up on It, we shall
ba compelled to abandon our line here."
With this cannon cracker exploding
uniier him. the attorney promised ne
would see what could be dona. "Out I
want you along with me," be declared.
to lay the case before the city author
The two started for town togethsr. In
"escrue'a camp, Spike, an hour later, waa
seated In from .of a tent cleaning a lamp
a hen Heagriic returned, still In company
with the attorney. Their sounding out
f the city fathers :d been unsuccessful
nd Heugrue hsnded his foreman a notloe
to post on the bulletin board:
'Work will be suspended on tha Coast
nd Colorado cut-off until Iaa Vegas
grants a right-of-way to allow this com
pany to rei h the Superstition mine." -
Spike, sauntering over, reaJ the notice.
Seugrue'g eve fell on him at thai moment
and a recollection or what ne lermea.
Spike's treachery came to his mlnd.'I(
poke to the convict roughly, "I suppose
ou know that In helping Rhlnelsnder
got those contracts, you caused , tnis
Spike glunced at him with an angry.
shake of the head. "Rhlnelande dldn t
need me to get the contracts. Helen
Holmes Is the on that boat you, Sea-
The remark did not help to sooth Sea-
srue's Irritation. He kept after Spike alt
the hsrder. "If you cross m again." he
said, threateningly.. "I ll hand you over
to some high voltsge, my fi-l-nd."
The wrangle wss go'ng from bad to
worse when Rill came In with grannie's
coat. The latter, putting It on, took "his
hat. directed Lug to pst the bulletin.
beckoned to tho attorney and accom
panied by him and Rill, started for tha
ststlon to cstch the main line local, then
due. When the train pulled In Sesgnta
and the attorney boarded It. Hill started
back for camp.
Spike, left alone, went Into Ids tent.
He sat some moments thinking.' Then
he ive and from a comer got out the
suit of clothes, carefully put sway, that
Helen hsd bought for him In ls Vegas.
The least he could do. he felt, wss to
take this Over to Rhlnelsnder's rsmp
and return It to her with such Isme ex
planation ss he could invent to cover
lie found Helen alone- She regarded
him strangely ss he spproached. Spike
would rathrr hae faced a sheriff thsn
to fsre her on such an errand. He
shuffled towsrd her HI at eaxe and her
silence did not help to ally his embar
rassment. "I know you bought the clothes for
me." he muttered, "because 1 heJoed vw
set tn. roiilra. l I hated In turn Ksck
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the way I did to Sragrue's camp. I
hata to bring these back to you. Rut
tha way I'm fixed I can't double-crosa
Helen saw he wss greatly humiliated.
And she wss mystified a little by his
word. "Spike." she ssld. kindly, "the
clothes are nothing. But what have I
done to you that you should treat ma In
the way you did?"
Ha labored In continued confusion ts
explsin. He tried to tell her Beagrua had
dona many things for him; ha told her
be owed Beaarrua a lot of raonay and
ha had no hop of ever paying him back
except by work, and that ha didn't fool
he ought to break away now.
Storm and Rhlnelsnder cam up at
that moment. They greeted Spik. He
avoided their eye aa much aa possible
and returned their creating In a aharae-
faced way. Helen answered tha surprise
that overspread tha fare of Btona eat
Rhlnelander. "If a no wonder fca
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1 agru Met the Wrathful Greeting Composedly.
Khinelander mul Siorm ricked Up ttplke.
8 "V Are Ktinning Awsy!" Storm CYled to
4 "I Kat to lttitig These Hnck to Von, hut I
t'em't Double-CrtH Hoatcue."
ashamed to speak to you," she said se'
verely. "Tou would hardly believe it, I
know; but tha fact la he has turned
over to Sesgrue again." '
The two men looked at Spike with un
disguised contempt. Their attitude made
him desperate. "Oh, I know whst you
think of me," he said with a reckless
awing, of. hla head, , VI' can't hep.lt.,;I
can't explain. It would take me from
now" till tha middle of next week. If I
tried and then you'd think less of me
than you do now. Never be kind to me
again.. It'a hopeless for me but I can't
Ths three, watched him shuffle away.
Rhlnelsnder shook his head., "There's
a mystery somewhere In It I can't make
It out. Soma day wa'll know."
At Seagrua's camp Rill am! tha pay
master were handing checks ut to the
men., Tba latter stood about the car In
discontented groups and dlicussed over
'heir situation In being thrown so sud
denly out of work. The paymaster handed
Bill a check. It was ftr Spike, lilll yelled
his name: A man hard by pointed to
Rhlnelsnder's camp. 'There's Spiko." said
tha man,' "over thra st Rhlnelander a."
Rill's sharp eyes followed the gesture.
Spike at that moment was Just leaving
Rhlnelsnder,' Helen and Storm. Bill, a
knave of mora than ordinary discernment
and one who hated Spike for hla share
In the fleht at I.s Vesa saw In the
incident nis chance to get even. , He put
tho check aside and a moment later when
Spike appeared at the pay csr, Rill wss
ready. Iesrcnd'ng- tr car alep. Hill
called to Spike a the latter came for
ward. Rill advanced ta meet him. "What
do you mean, Spike," demanded Hill In
loud and aggreaiive tones pitched that
everybody might hear, "by running over
to Rhlnelsnder's camp all tha time? What
are you up to now. Spike?"
Spike wss In the worst possible mood
to ba badgered by anybody. With a hot
explt:vs he b.ide Rill mind hi own
husiners and offerei gratltuous'y t- brcuh
Rill turned t.j the men w.th a shout:
"Tills is the duck." he cried, "that helned
' .." """,",rr our "ani-oi-way. boy.
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I l" u ,h"1 thrown us all out of
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weak. What do you know about lhat?
Sp'ke, In most opprobrious language,
flatly gave BUI the lie. The men, most
of whom were sidling for a row closed
J In to hear and devour the heated argu
ment that the two enemies engaged In.
Accusations, and denials fell thick and
fast; abuse followed sssertlnns. hard
words and a deep-seated enmity raised
the tempers of both man and lull, with
out further warning, swung and sent
Spike wtlh a terrific left-hander to the
Spike wss no sooner down than up. He
eama bark at Bill, goaded to fury by the
unprovoked attack. Men crowded up.
Their cries and shouts had already at
tracted the attention of Storm and Helen,
who stood with Rhlnelsnder still discuss
ing Spike. Storm waa the first to perceive
what waa going on In Seagrue'a camp.
"They're after Spike," he exclaimed
"Look! Down ha goes that bull-necked
Rill hit him. He'a up aaraln. The whole
bunch are Jumping oa fclm. They'll kill
that fellow. Well," he mused, aa the
clamor grew and Spike, fighting desper
ately to keep from being surrounded,
went down again. "I suppose he'a no
arreat loss." f
"Hut," cried Helen, "we can't see a
man murdered before our eyes. I. won't
stand It- I'll go and halp him myself . if.
nobody else will." . . ,
t'ndlHmajcd .by. the undertaking, Helen,,
followed by Rhlnelander, trying to atop
her, hurried forward toward Seagrue's
camp. Storm, ' with more forethought,
hastily got together such of his men as
were within hearing and yelling in hla
turn to Helen to wait, started after, het
and Rhlnelander. Fast aa tha men ran
none could overtake her flying feet. She
dashed Into tho thick of the fight ahead
of everybody and seising Spike, pushed
back his assailants.
They stopped an instant irom aheer
amasement at seeing a lovely girl, seem
ingly, fallen from tho sky. In the middle
of the hot scrimmage.
Rhlnelsnder . rushed to her side.
"Hands off," he cried, putting Spike
behind him. - "Shame! Twenty to one!
Where's your manhood?"
Without pausing to consider this irrcl
evsnt question, the mob started Irj to
hammer. Spike Rhlnelander both. It
was then thai George Storm's prepared
ness waa vindicated. He fought his way
Into the ring, followed by a dosen hus-
klrs, who beat bark Sragrue's men till
Stortn was enabled to pull Spike away
his men holding the line back of him.
Rut this diversion wss good tnly for
a moment and Storm not 4inucd to
riots and flshilng know better than his
companions the necessity of further in
Helen had kept close to -her friends.
We've got to get him out of here
quick." eiclslmed, Storm to her. "They'll
tesr lilm limb .rom limb If they get him
SKaln. Helen." he cried. 'Racs. the
outfit cars down the cut-off for us. will
you, as oulck as the lrd w-lll let you!
Well hustle them Inside one."
Helen ran. Rhlnelander and Storm.
nicking up Spike, now almost uneonc-
oua. dragged him, fast aa they could
from the scene, their men covering their
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hers. Fighting stubbornly step by step In
this way. Storm and Rhlnelander drag
ging their burden in front of the pro
testing liiie-whlch thi-eatened every mo
ment to give way under the fierce as.
saults got Spike to the rut-off track.
Helen had reached the engine cb and
was ready to pull out the cars. Together
the two men threw Spike bodily into the
open door of the last car. Climbing aboard
after Rhlnelander. Storm signaled to
Helen In ths cab. She opened the throttle
and Just as Seagrue's angry men reached
the car, Storm slammed the door shut
snd Heten moved the string hastily down
the track. .
The Incident would have been closed,
with the hind outfit car making rapidly
towards safety, had not the wholly un
expected happened to upaet Storm's plan.
That very day Rhlnelsnder's linemen had
set in half a dosen telegraph poles and
tha anchor wire of on of the placed
near the track, caught, as the second
last car sped past, on the step. The pole
swayed violently. For a moment Rhine
lander's men, watching, hoped It might
clear. But crashing suddenly forward, it
fell between the last two cats, struck
the coupling heavily and sprung the
Helen, . watching from the cab, saw
what happened. She hastily spplled the
air and feeling they were now far enough
away to be safe from the angry men, did
not worry about the accident until she
perceived as she brought the train to a
stop that the outfit car, last In the string,
had become detached from the train and
waa running away.
Inside this Rhlnelander and Storm were
working on Spike. He opened his eyen
after a time and they told him he was
safe, not suspecting themselves, that their
car was now running wild and down a
long grade, to the main line. Indeed, they
felt so relieved st Spike's return to con
sciousness that .several moments paraed
before igna of the accident recorded
themselves to Storm's experienced ear.
The car waa running too far and too fast
and springing to the door ha pulled It
open to see what Helen was doing In the
cab. A glance told him the atory. "We're
running away," he cried to Rhlnelander,
who Joined him. . Storm sprang for the
Helen was alive to tha new danger to
her friends. But how to help them taxed,
for an Instant, her Ingenuity. To chase
thern with the engine, - to -they were
headed for. the main line, might end In
a more, serious disaster than now seemed
Imminent. 'Tho main line passenger train
was almost due at Baird, and the thought
of this' fact waa first in Helen's m'nd.
Near where she stood was Seagrue's
motor car, the one her abductors had
used only a few days before. She ran
to this and springing into the seat, turned
over the engine, accelerated as - fast aa
she dare, and was off In pursuit of the
runaway. . .
She was sure she must pass Arden sta
tion before she possibly could catch the
wild car and pull'ng the cushion from the
seat beside her, scrlbbed hastily across It
with a piece of chalk:
"Runaway csr from Cut-Off on main
line. Stop passenger at Ralrd."
With this In her hands as she tore past
Arden station, she rose to her feet, bal
anced herself with an effort and flunj
the cushion with all the force she could
summon through the operator's wlndo
On the deck of the runaway car Storm
had seised the brake.
He mU'ht have saved his companion
and himself even then, hsd not the chain
weakened by rust, snapped under tl tre
mendous strain put on It.
The deck became Impossible and to
avoid being shot off It, Worm climbed
down the swsying ladder again Into the
At Arden station the astonished oper
ator had Just time tn dodge Helen's fly
ing motor car cushion as it smashed
through the window. It lsnded on the
floor. The chalk scrawl on the top caught
The dispatcher sprang to his train sheet
fitting at his desk and a dispatcher wss
on his trick at the Instrument. He an
swered Arden Instantly, took the start
ling' message, wslked hurriedly over to
I the chief and handed It to him:
1 H- C. W. Runaaay car from cut-off on
main line. Stop passenger at Baird. L.
The dlpsti her sprang ta his train sheets
and back with them to the chief who dic
tated tha only possible answer:
Passenger left Baird four minutes ago.
It was too late to avoid a collision
They could only await the Issue.
With Arden station left far behind
Helen, making the utmost possible speed
In Seagrue's machine, scanned the track
ahead for a glimpse of the wild car.
Resolved at any cost to overtake It, ahe
was running tho machine on the right
of way and on the track Itself In her
determined effort When she csught
sight of the runaway, no one was to be
seen upon it. but she knew Rhlnelander
and Storm were liutlde and as she be
gan ta overhaul the chase, she sounded
her horn insistently. The two men, leav
ing Spike, who In the faca of the com
mon danger had pulled himself partly
together, looked out of tha aide door.
To their amasement they saw at their
heels Helen bumping violently along In
Seagrue's machine. She signaled them
excitedly. She tried to shout to them
bilt could not make a word heard above
the deafening noises. Rhlnelander and
Storm did make out. however, that she
wanted them to go to the top of the
car and the two men climbed the side
Helen, still close behind scribbled a
note, folded It hurriedly, took off a
shoe, stuck the note Inside and with aim,
threw It up on' top of the car. The
men secured the shoe and read the note:
Passenger due must ditch car Jump.
Rhlnelander and Storm looked at each
other and looked down the line. The
smoke of the passenger train rose on
the horizon. There waa nothing to do
but what Helen directed. They thought
of Spike below, but Helen was calling
to them and without further delay the
two men Jumped one after tho other Into
tha machine. They told Helen of Spike's
plight She nodded aa if the diff'culty
were no mora than a detail, slued tne
machine from between the rails, drove
around tho outfit car, slowed alongside
it and all three shouted. Spike, hearing
his name, listened and sat up. . He saw
the machine outside the door and
crawled forward but he was unequal to
a leap. Rhlnelander and Storm urgd
him to make every effort. He got to
his feet and did the best he could to
wsrd a Jump. The men together half
caught and half pulled him Into the
maiine. With the three aboard, Helen
sped on ahead of the runaway.
Storm had decided what to do. "I'll
drop off the hind end. Helen," he ex
claimed, "and derail the car.'"
She saught his Idea. "Quick!" she
cried. "No time to lose."
8torm rolled over the back of the ma
chine and dropped to the ground. A
bridge spanned an arroyo Just ahead.
Running forward. Worm caught up such
loose rocks as he could reach and placed
them along the track. Helen, choosing a
negotiable point, turned her machine
By II . H. STAX!BrRY,
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt was enter
taining a group of reporters one day last
week with a discussion of his favorite
subject corrupt politicians. By way of
Illustration he said:
"Representative Hlank, having been
duly elected to congress from a western
state, brought his wife to Washington
for the opening session. A few nlghta
later, after they had retired, sha-awak-
ened him with a scream.
1 'What's the matter, dear?' he in
quired, anxiously. , "
" 'Oh, William,' she answered, sleepily,
I dreamed there were thieves in the
' 'As a congressman's wife, you must
not let such .matters disturb you,' re
plied the husband; 'there are also thieves
in the senate, I am told,' "
Mr. Joseph Choate was the presiding
officer at a recent meeting; of the Na
tional Security league at the Hotel Astor.
Many women were present. A military
training for young men who are to com
pose tha proposed continental army waa
being discussed. Mr. Choate waa in fine
"Mr. Bryan declared not long ago that
In the event of war we could raise an
army of 1,000,000 men overnight," Mn
Choate said. "He asserted we could cell
an army of this size at sunset and find
the entire outfit In arms at sunrise."
Then leaning forward, and lowering hia
voice aa if speaking In confidence to his
auditors, Choate added:
"I wonder in whose arms?"
United States Senator James A. O'Gor-
nsn, who was formerly a Justice of the
New Tcrk supreme court, is a stanch
friend of young lawyers. Ho told this
story, however, a few days ago at the
expense of the younger members of his
"Pome time ago a man was haled Into
court on a larceny charge, and, not hav
ing counsel at the trial, the Judge as
signed a young lawyer who happened to
be in the court to represent him.
' 'Judge.' said the prisoner, when tho
Jury had returned a verdict of guilty.
Many an otherwise, attractive man
or woman is a social failure because
of a poor complexion, if yaurtVxn
is not fresh, smooth and glowing-,
or lag suffered from an unwise use
cf cosmetics, let Kesinol Soap help
nature to clear it, in a normal,
Men tt'M Itudtr faces fintt that Kesinol Shin-tug Stu l v,j it i ;1,U:ch,
courageously off the right-of-way and
steered safely down the embankment.
The outfit car struck the rocks Storm
had thrown on Ihe truck. It reeled, plunged
wildly Into the air and shot headlong
over the bridge to the bottom of tha
In the distance the oncoming passenger
train wns whistling for a crossing close
ahead. Storm running back to the track,
cleared it hurriedly of the obstructions.
The engineer of the train, scenting
trouble, tried to check his train, but 16
was too late, and torm. to save him
self, dropped down between the ties and
hung there till the heavy train hurtled
past. No engine driver was ever more re
lieved than the man In the passenger csb,
when he saw himself safely across. He
stopped his trsln. From tha foot of the
brldRe Helen. Spike and Rhlnelander
were making their way to the top and
were with Storm when the crews and
passengers came back. Tho eng;lneman
angrily told the conductor the trouble.
But aftev Storm's' brief story, he was as
grateful as he had been Indignant.
The conductor, knowing the snxlety
among the dispatchers, urged his pas
sengers on board and the train hastened
on. The moment It pulled Into Arden
the conductor gave the details to the
operator and the latter wired head
quarters. In the dispatchers' office It wss the
chief himself who Jumped to the in
strument when he heard the Arden call.
It was the chief who took the message,
telling how Helen and Storm had seved
the train. Rut the chief, ss he wiped
his face with his handkerchief, reflected
that It wss only another Incident In the
day's work on the rail, happily. Instead
of tragically, closed.
At the bridge Spike waa trying to ex
press his gratefulness to the three who
had rescued him. They left the scene
together In the commandeered machine;
and with perhaps a little better under
standing of one another than any of them
had yet reached. '
(To Be Continued Next Monday.)
of Big Men
'may I say something?
' Tou may,' answered tha Judge, 'If
you will express yoursalf briefly.'
" IV b about my lawyer, Judfra,' an
swered the prisoner. T would be very
sorry If he waa ever assigned by your
honor to defend an innocent man.'
residents of Nebraska
registered at Hotel
Astor during the past
Single Room, without bath.
fi.oa to ti-oo
Double fj-oo to S4.001
' Single Rooms, with bath,
3.00 to 6.00
' Double f-o to r7-oo
Parlor, Bedroom and baths
1 0.00 to 14.00
At Broadway, 44th to 45 th Streets
the center of New York's social and
business scrivitiei. In close proximity to
all railway terminals.
Weeks' Dreak-Up-A-Cold Tablets
For Colds and La Grtpp
So good that yon can afford
to insist and sea that you
got tne genuine
Lilt Packag Shown
Sold by best druggtsU
Simply use Rcsinol Soap regu
larly once or twice a day, and see
if it cjocs not quickly soothe and
cleanse the pores, lessen the tend
ency to pimples, and leave the com
plexion clear, fresh and velvety.
the akin la in a very neclertr con-
tinn. apt .ad oa jum a hllle Rmant hntnvnt
lor tea or bhceo mum bet, u.lrj krind
Suap. keiimil Sup la sold brail dnimoti. B
lor a trial ail rak. rilc to tlcpt lo-l'. Ilea-
iaui, blUroore, Md. '
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