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Salomy Jane'6 Kiss.
Only one Rhut !inl been II red. It had
gone wide of Its mark, the ringleader
of the vigilantes, mid lind left Red
Pete, who hnil rVcd It, covered by their
rllles mid nt (heir mere-, for his hnnd
had been cramped by linrd riding and
his eye distracted by their suddeu on
set, nud do the Inevitable end hnd come,
lie submitted sullenly to -his captors.
Ills companion fugitive nud horse
thief gave up the protracted struggle
with n feeling not unlike relief. Even
the hot ami vengeful victors were con
lent. They bad taken their men alive.
At nny time during the long chase they
wild have brought them down by a
rifle shot, but It would have been un
sportsmanlike end have ended In n freo
fight Instead or nn example. And. for
the matter of thnt, their doom was al
ready scaled. Their end by n rope nnd
a tree, although not sanctioned by law,
would have at least the deliberation of
Justice. It was the tribute paid by tho
vigilantes to that order which they
themselves had disregarded In the pur
suit nnd capture. Yet this strnugo
logic of the frontier sufficed them and
gave n certoln dignity to the climax.
"Ef you've -got nuythlng to say to
your folks, say It now, nnd say It
quick." said the ringleader.
Red Pete glanced around him. Ho
had been run to earth at his own cabin
lu the clearing, whence n few relatives
and friends, mostly women nnd chil
dren, noncombntants, had overflowed,
gazing vacantly nt the 20 vigilantes
who surrounded them. All were ac
customed to scenes of violence, blood
feud, chase and hardship. It was only
the suddenness of the onset and Its
quick result that had surprised them.
They looked on with dazed curiosity
nnd some disappointment. There hnd
been no fight to speak of, no spectacle.
A boy, nephew of Red l'ete, got upon
the rain barrel to view tin proceed
ings more-comfortably. A tall, hand
some, lazy Kentucky girl, a vLsltlug
neighbor, tenned ngnlnst the doorpost,
chewing gum. Ouly a yellow hound
was actively perplexed. He could uot
make out If a hunt were Just over or
beginning nnd rnn eagerly backward
and rofwnrd, lenplug alternately upon
the captives, nnd the captors.
The rlugleader repeated his chal
lenge. Hod l'ete gave a feckless In ugh
nnd looked nt his wife, at which Mrs.
Red l'ete came forward. It seemed
that be bad much to say, Incohereutly,
furiously, vindictively, to the ringlead
er. Ills soul would roast In hell for
that day's work! He called himself a
man, skulking In the open nnd afraid
to show himself except with n crowd
of other "klyls" nround a houso of wo
men nnd children. Heaping Insult on
Insult, Inveighing against his low
blood, his ancestors, his dubious ori
gin, sho at last Hung out n wild taunt
of bis Invalid wife, the Insult of n wo
man to n woman, until bis white faco
grew rigid and only that western
American fetich of the sanctity of sex
kept his twitching Angers from tho
lock of his rifle. Even her husband no
ticed It,. nnd, with n hnlf authorltntlve
"Let up on that, old gal," nnd n pat of
bis freed left baud on her back, took
bis last parting. The ringleader, still
white under the lash of the womnn's
tongue, turned abruptly to the second
captive, "And, cf you've got anybody
to sny good by to, now's your chance."
The man looked up. Nobody stirred
or spoke. He was n stranger there, be
ing a chance confederate picked up by
Red Pete and known- to no one. Still
young, but nn outlaw from his aban
doned boyhood, of which father and
mother were only nn ugly forgotten
dream, he loved horses and stole them,
fully accepting the frontier penalty of
life for the Interference with that nul
mnl on which n man's life so often de
pended. Hut be understood the good
poluts of n horse, ns was shown by
the one he bestrode, until n few dnys
before the property of Judge Koom
pointer. Thin was his sole distinction.
The unexpected question stilled him
for a moment out of the attitude of
reckless Indifference, for attitude It
was and a part of his profeNslou, but
It may have touched tit tit that nt that
moment he wns less than IiIh compan
ion und bis vlrngo wife. However, he
only shook bis bead. As he did so his
eye casually fell on the bnndsoiue girl
by the doorpost, who wns looking nt
him. The rlugleader. too, may have
been touched by bla complete loneli
ness, for be hesitated. At the same
moment he saw that the girl was look
lug at bis frlendli-HH captive.
A grotesque Idea struck him.
"Salomy Jane, you might do worse
than come yere and sny goodby to a
dyln man, and him a stranger," ho
There seemed to bo a anbtle stroko
of poetry pud Irony In this that equal
ly struck the apathetic crowd. It was
well known that Salomy Jane Clay
thought no small potatoes of berself
and always held off the local swain
with a, Insy, nymphllke scorn. Never
theless she filowly dlseugaged herself
from the doorpost nnd, to everybody's
astonishment, lounged, with languid
grace and outstretched bnud. toward
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by Brot Harto.
tnr prlsotfer. The cofor came Into the
grny. reckless mask which the doomed
man wore as her right hand grasped
tils lert. just looted by his captors.
Then she paused Her Rhy. fawullke
oven crew hold nud tlxed tiioniselvei
upon mm. sue tooK the chewing gum
frnni Imp imnttti ii'ltii.il lm. i-ml Una
with tho back of her hand, by a sud-
ilcn lithe spring placed her foot on his rlio has so long eluded Justice, wan
stirrup nud, bounding to the saddle, captured and hung by the Sawyers
threw her arms about his neck and Crossing vigilantes last week. Ills con
pressed a kiss upon his lips. federate unfortunately escaped on a
They remained thus for a bushed ' valuable horse belonging to Judgo
moment, the man on the threshold of Rootnpolnter. Tho Judge hod refused
death, the young woman In the full- fl.OOO for the horse ouly a week lie
ncss of youth and beauty, linked to- fore. As the thief, who Is still nt large,
gethcr. Then the crowd laughed. In i would flnd'lt dllllcult to dispose of so
the audacious effrontery of the girl's j valuable nn animal without detection,
act the ultimate fate of the two men the chances nre ngnlnst cither of them
was forgotten. She slipped languidly turning up again."
to the ground. She was the focus of I . . . . .
all eyes, slio only. The ringleader saw
u nun un opiioriuiuiy. uc suouieu,
"Times up-forward!' urged his horse
beside the captives, mid the next mo-1
nient tho whole cavalcade was sweep-
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Their destination wns Sawyers
Crossing, the headquarters of the com
mittee, where the council was still
sitting and where both culprits wcro
to expiate tho offense of which that
council had already found them guilty.
They rode In great nnd brcnthless
haste n baste lu which, strangely
enough, even the captives seemed to
Join. Thnt haste possibly prevented
them from noticing the singular
change which bad taken place lu tho
second captive since the episode of tho
kiss. His high color remained as If It
had burned through his mask of In
difference. Ills eyes wero quick, alert
and keen, bis mouth half open, as If
the girl's kiss still lingered there. And
that haste had made them careless,
for the horse of the man who led blm
slipped In n gopher hole, rolled over,
unseated bla rider and even dragged
the bound nud belplesi second captive
from Judgo Uoompolntcr's favorite
mare. In an Instant they were all on
their feet ngalu, hut In that supreme
moment the second captive had felt
thnt tho cords which bound his nrins
ha.i slipped to bis wrists. Ity keeping
bis elbows to his sides and obliging
the others to help blm mount It es
caped their notice. Ily riding close to
his captors nnd keeping lu the crush
of tho. throng be further concealed tho
accident, slowly working his bands
uownwnrd out of bis bonds.
Their way lay through n sylvan
wilderness, middle deep In ferns,
whose tall fronds brushed their horses'
sides In their furious gallop nnd con
cealed tho llnyplng of tho captive's
loosened cords. The peaceful vista,
more suggestive of tho offerings of
nymphs and shepherds than of hu
man sacrifice, was In n strange con
trast to this whirlwind rush of stern,
armed men. Tho westering sun pierc
ed the subdued light and the tremor
of leaves with yellow lances, birds
started Into song on blue nnd dove
like wings, and on cither side of the
trail of this vengeful storm could be
heard the murmur of hidden nnd tran
In a few moments they would be ou
the open ridge, wheuco sloped the com
mon turnpike to Sawyers, a mile nwny.
It was the custom of returning caval
cades to take this bill at headlong
speed, with shouts nnd cries that her
nldetl their coming. They withheld
the latter that day as Inconsistent with
their dignity, but, emerging from the
wood, swept silently like an avalanche
down tho slopo. They were well un
der way, looking only to their horses,
when the second captive slipped his
right nrm from the bonds and succeed
ed In grasping the reins thnt lay trail
ing on the horse's neck. A .sudden- va
quero Jerk, which the well trained unl
null understood, threw him ou bis
She preued a M$$ upon Mi lips,
haunches, with bis fore legs firmly
planted on the slopo. The rest of the
cavalcade swept ou. The man who
was leading the captive's horse by the
data, thinking only of another acci
dent, dropped the line to save himself
from being dragged backward from
tils horso. Tho captive wheeled and
the next moment wns galloping furi
ously up the slope.
It was tho work of n moment, a
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k9 irt i Vm lw" U Itf i 5 Li
trained tiorsc nnrtnn expericncca nana.
The t-iivalt-iuli' had covered nearly GO
yard before lliey could pull up. The
freed captive had covered half that
distance up hill. The road wan so
narrow that ouly two shots could bo
fired, and these broki5 dust two yard
nliead of the fugitive. They had liot
dared to fire low The horse wn the
more valuable animal. The fugitive
knew this In tils extremity nlro nnd
would have gladly taken a shot In bl
own leg to spare that of his horse.
Five men were detached to recapture
or kill hlui. The latter seemed Inevita
ble. Uut he had calculated his chances.
Before they could reload be had reach
ed the woods again. Winding In nnd
out between the pillared tree trunk.
'" offered no mark,
They knew big
horso was superior to their own. At
tho cud of two hours they returned,
for he had disappeared without track
or trail. The end was brletly told la
The Sierra Record:
"Red l'ete, the notorious horse thlet
salomy Jane watched the cavnlcnde
n,n i, i,... ,iio,.r,i ti, i... i,.
e n,vnre tImt lcr )rcf popu,arltr
hnJ d Mrgi ,u.d p,,t , ,
Uy8lcrlcs -,, ,nc,uilw, lt.r B 0 8,v,.ep-
,lg ,cm,UCInt0I, of , wuo (.
'Tit tell nlm (hut when ht't on hltwauH
tie hunv I'll kiei him."
verse, possibly for simulating an emo
tion In which sho herself was deficient.
The other women bnted her for he
momentary exaltation above then,
Only the children still admired ber M
one who bad undoubtedly "canoodled
with a man "n-goln to bo bung," a dat
ing flight beyond their wildest ambi
tion. Salomy Jaue accepted the change
with charming unconcern. She put oft
her yellow uuukcen sunbonnet, a hide
ous affair that would bare ruined any
other woman, but which only enhanc
ed the piquancy of ber fresh brunetu
kin, tied tho strings, letting the bin
black braids escape below Its frilled
curtain behind. Jumped ou her mus
tang with a casual display of agile as
klea In shapely white stockings, whit
tled to the hound and, waving bet
hand with n "So long, sonny!" to th
lately bereft but admiring nephew,
flapped nutl fluttered away In her abort
brown liolland gown.
Her father's house was four miles
distant. Contrasted with the cabin she
had Just quitted, It was ft superior
dwelling, with a long "lean to" at tho
rear, which brought the eaves almost
to tho ground and mndo It look like a
low triangle. It bad a long barn and
cattle sheds, for Madison Clay wan a
"great" stock raiser and the owner of
a "quarter section." It bad a sitting
room and a parlor organ, whose trans
portation thither had been n marvel of
packing, Theso things were supposed
to glvo Salomy Jane an undue Impor
tance, but the girl's reserve nnd Inac
cessibility to local advancea were rath
er tbo result of a cool, lazy tempera
ment and the preoccupation of a largo,
protecting admiration for her father,
for some years a widower.
Mr. Mndtsou Clay'u life had been
threatened lu one or two feudH It wat
said, not without cause nud It Is pos
sible thnt the pathetic spectacle of
ber father doing bis visiting with a
shotgun may have touched her closely
and 6omcwhat prejudiced ber against
the neighboring masculinity. Tho
thought thut cattle, horses nnd "quar
ter section" would one day be hers
did not disturb ber calm. As for Mr.
Clay, ho accepted ber nn housewifely,
though somewhat lutcrferlug, nnd. bo
lug one of his own womankind, there
fore not without some degree of merit,
"Wot's this yere I'm henrln of your
(loin's over nt Red Pete's? Honey
foglln with a horse thief, eh?" said
Mr. Clay two days later at breakfast
"I reckon you beard about tbo
tralght thlug. then," snld Salomy
Jane unconcernedly, without looking
"Wot do you Ualkllatp Rube will sny
to It? Wot nre you golu to tell blm?"
told Mr. Clay sarcastically.
Rutio, or Reuben, Waters was u
twain supposed to be favored particu
larly by. Mr. Clay. Salomy Jane looked
"I'll tell him that when lie'a on bis
way to be bung I'll kiss blm. not. till
'then," fnld the young lady brightly.'
' This delightful witticism suited tht
paternal bumor. and Mr. Clay smiled,
but nevertheless bo frowned a moment
"Out tbla yere boil thief cot awar
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