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The Evening W o r Id Daily Magazine, Wednesday, Novembef 27, 1912
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"S. Matter, Pop?
By C. M, Payne g
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"7te Paper Chase'
Like ChUd's Play
for Mme, Simone.
O. Hccza Boob!
wfnoaa. UU f Ik ljeat Poalnaiio U
Madam Simon at Batting.
BY CHARLES DARN TON.
DOWN at WatkMk'l the determined Mm. Slmone ti again pursuing th fleet
ing American public, this time In "The Paper Oliaee." a pretty trifle by
Ixiuis S. Parker. What more can any one say In Wilt dny MM to thin
feneration about a belated mixture of ooatume play and artificial comedy of ln
trlgueT Only oparkllng wit can make a play of thle kind faaclnatlng, and while Mr.
Parker's wit la occaalonally diverting, h la never brilliant. The plot la ao In
genuous that only "eweet sixteen" could possibly (et a new aenaatlon from it or
accept Ita obvloualy manufactured heroine a a human being. The intereat we
one took In Hordou's "Scrap of Paper"
la acarcely revived In watohlng the ex
traordinarily olevcr Baroneaa Bettlna
outwit the Duke of Richelieu and hla ap
prehensJve followera who are Intriguing
agalnat her dear friend. Queen Murle
Antoinette. Little Bettlna from Vienna
alone can foil them this much U clear,
flhe haa, we gather with aome difficulty,
gained poasesaloa of a paper lampoon
ing the sovereign, and by hanging on
to It he can the author, none other
than the Duke hhneelf, considerable un
eaalnaaa. In the chaae for It he' la Joined
by various highborn ladlea and gentle
man wiho are reminded that they may
loae their head It they don't find th
No audience Ui-day can be expected
to grow wildly excited ovor a myater
lou paper that la tracked through four
acta. To aay the leaat, lt'a rather tarn
aport. Hut It la fairly Interesting to I
watch the ollght-o-hand tricks that
Mme. Simone performs with that elusive
paper. In ualng It for a lampshade,
whlaklng It Into a secret drawer, and
leaving It on her table 1n a box with a
false top, ah keeps everybody guessing.
A cabinet of book turns out to be the secret door to her bedroom. Through all
these tnysterle the confident little actreea from Palis walk smilingly. She :s
aume easily the comedy manner that first won her recognition In th I lighter
ecenes of "The Return from Jerusalem." She 1s aeen at her best in bar lightly
taunting moods. In capturing the eligible though rather stupid Marquis of
Belarige under the very no of the fair tout married Marchioness of Joycusu
ah la capital. ,
There hasn't been uch a generally competent heroine a Bettlna since Lady
Cicely brought about Captain Braaabound'a converalon. Mr. Parker Isn't another
Shaw, but he IctM the lady boas the Job to the utter conrourullng of every man
In the play. While this artificial rol make no great demands upon the skill of
the atiw. Mme. Simone ahowa again that ahe is an accomplished comedian.
She plays with the part as lightly a ahe does with the "paper'' that keeps up
tit seemingly silly chase. Her Quick nhaturea of facial expression und her hu
morous inflections are happUy suited to
higih comedy- iiut not so her gestures,
which too often suggest low comedy.
While ahe haul charm of a flashing aort.
ah tasks . . . - h , wlffHMl nml a.ntLnii.nt
Whan Uettitia ibould aoften In showing
tfer genuine love for Melange. Oddly
enough, while most of the cotum "a..
beautlfui. Mme. fllmone herself appears
In unbecoming gowni until the last act.
when, with powdered curls setting off
hur intelligent fa. and In n costume
of foggy-gray and oearla ahe maka a
vary pretty picture.
To tils last portrait 'JUllM
I.' liatiung.-. as the Marqulx of Belongn,
l ptetortall) a lilting companion piece.
I'nfoitunately, hOWaVMFi the manner of
th French courtier cannot always hi.
as gracefully MgUQiad as the OlOthM
ami Mr. LBStrOOeT l tOO directly Brit
ish ever to have walked til smooth and
slippery paths Of VTAllla, MlM
Pauline Predertok is bMUtlfUl to IM
aa the Jealous mistress of the Marquis,
hut ahe makes more of 'ier elothes than
-h dues of her pail. Mm Kdith I'art-
wrlght. also baatttaoualy arrgjrad, gives a kaulme Frederick a tne Marcmonea
certain dlltlnotlon of eairlage to an tin- 0j j0ysUse.
distinguished role. BdgW Kent gives nn
actnr-Wke linpersonatlon of t!ie laiiipooning Duke, while IVdr le OofdObg makes
a red evolutionary plotter tand out as a dark, menacing (igui'e.
It Is hevoiid the power of the j'tors, however, to make the pine seem worth
while. For Mme. MQtOM It Is like child's play. Kroin first to last "The
Paper 'ha-e" raises very little dust -and judging by last night's pltlally small
audience I'm afraid litis Is llkelv to prove true in another sense.
IDEA IS TO CHtCK HATS ANtji
CCATS BeFOfte CNTEraiNG.
THE DINING TOre,fi Xrt
THATsS A (bOOt?
&T5T6M I UOOULCHN
UANT TO UOSe
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Sec IP HC Keeper
MOCH L0N66I2, ll-L
lecpoer hm to the
(GOUSS I'LL HAND THATS
FELLOUI A TIP OUTS IOC 1
(TMeY ALWAYS EXPECT IT)
NO ONE TO CHirra- r,J
The placc to Do that)
lC LlCiir- a
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The Coming of the Law
"THE TWO-GUN MAN'S" Greatest Nowl
By Charles Alden Seltier
KVt,jrUJht. ttW, t,r lti Oatllif I'u'ilhllilnl '" 1
RMOHII or NUHMM t'HarTKita
Krnt Hi'llls. a Sr York Mwarapet Bun. fis)
v ' ta liri M. .it .ui tu am t'ri t hla iKxl
rtthtr's newllwr imt Hie tlrtts Bar rsoeh. Tti
It U inn-nit Mtfri t. lh I'attleisi " !
Uen. ImmmAmjI iii mil It ruUBta lejattxi. Ha Ms
rilisl tt ln II item hi tint art M to thrasli
lniiij for Iwniltlia Ndlie iiawtton. jiret'T
flrl who Uw tt a MarliT rtiKi with her l"rotlir.
Kl t mm ataa tuuMet t.. (Hi 4 lanl. Holl
tjwl Jmlg Oiatwr. tlw las t enL recrMrnlatli.
cladft a aluaar agaraat th mrriia interts'a '
aaasnrlaiaia. Miaiti tatas iq. hla ecu aMIet at
t lila Ma fathat't pajtH. Uw KVrkrr.
Ihinlarn ralli at the Klrber uTW aad nflie tn
i-ir 'sit llolUa Tti lattar tsraaaa awl torlatei
lanaaelf ' th. ailianx fat." aoou tftrt
nl n anonraiuiia nine U tnut en tht Ktcsar
: rteor eim in Helllt Ui kWTe town o tht
a eVJnek train thai tienln Helh. rtintta li
Vi. 'Ten gpot. no A IhmlsttT't nlffitaa.
,tnta tn 4m RtekiT urftm tu MirMtT Inm Hellla
- tT.snei "Ten HiaH" asd t'trnt hl from t
neir.iemiw fe ttsi'i rri(Hl. That tiua ai
ll'iliia la rit.ni lietjit tnwant hit ranch. li'nC -.
.1 atTral Hit Inter ami tttart Ian. Nr
t.. trhe HollU deet net ratarn tha taarh.
ti.ltt to Hit tvatuu Ui tnuiw if hen.
V f" i ooenia tnaoe. t.oav"
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Fables of Everyday Folks
By Sophie Irene Loeb
iilsiiiiatiti-i 9t0t0m00t00t0)0m 1,.. twewea, -mji - , i-V-fV -kjTrnT
OOMTriflht, 1913. tX T Iton riibiUbiag Ob, (The Nw York K'nuu WurUll.
The Pocket Lncyctopedii.
SO J. IV
rprrlght. Itttil bi Thf t"re- PufaHi
hy is KoruMH tlu)ui)lt ft
it He dn lri iKibittthh f
hat fi the origin of (he irrti
imi ere ilood i orfutoltit
hut re the wrteMt utn of
hat is "the iiimlon' of the
iaj 0, 'Tiie Na Yert lfalo w rijj
brandy atel wMlliarTI Brandy is tlis.
tilled from wine and cider; wh'lskey
from fermented grain.
(Ml. -i What us, do th body's lion
serve'.1) They sorve as a framework
for the n:ii.sde and as a protection to
til i.i .1 organs
HO, i What is th orip'ii of the name
' Tarl'ViTue gborbjinea who lived
near Kranee's praatnl Ogpltal acre
calied 'he Parisii. ur the "mUdtOWU"
TRE0K uueatlon will he anawa-ad
Kri la il'"e irt u pl.ta tu Mon
MaV (Whn and how was alcohol dlr
covareti?) About Ti) vears ago by an
aionemlht alio blundtnd on the dn
cotrery while looking for an "elixir of
Utt. (How doi cgnnlni prtrv
fruit?) The hrnt of COOklng kills the
bacteria whiuli cgUHe daoftVi ind the
tight iMlIni ol Inc. i-ana praventl
ltmeterla from reaching tli fruit.
4M.- i What U the dlftt nc bulwetn
ACCORDING to Ijn Rtvua, a young
Italian eKper!meiite:,1 Krance.eo
lb Heriiocchi, t lit son of a
Turin mertliant, has been auccaaetul n
his attempts to send picture by the
Marconi prOOOM, Though only taenty
I1'e ve.irs ui" age. he has i-eenj insplrtsl
by 1'rof. Hhlgl's tnvesttgationa of the
Hrrt.lan wave. Me has now auc
ceeded In trananilttin.' Images, draw
ings and it.itogr.iphK a'liich retained the
precise feat I rot or the original with
THE " IMPORTANT" MAN
HCT upon a time there was an
"IMPDHTANT" Individual. Ht
had In some way rlaen to the
point of liavlng a
aitlon. He had J
what they termed
"worked his way
And now that he
was up he wanted
avarybody to know
It, especially those
who were In the
various stages UK
S very chance
lie had or rhowlllg
he took the oc, a: loll to do so. And his
belief in 11 W OWN Importance In
creased very day. He wanted every
body to reallni that he was a very busy,
high and mighty personage, and ho as
sumed a pose toward that end.
If anybody came to see him on any
business, he received lilm with an air of
I know-all-about-lt, but show MK if you
That he wa. BVOtt J bl man was the:
Impression that he wanted to convey.
And, very much like the ostrich, ha
became buried in nla own lugneea, little
realizing that he w as seen .H'ST as he
One day a quiet, unassuming man
came in lo see him on a little matter
of bUllngggt and a usual was Kreeted i
jin the hi untitle, 1 jok-who-l-am manner, i
The man lievtan to explain a altuatlou
In order to bring to the point the OB-,
JHT he had oome for. Tho "import- j
ant" Individual went on writing letters
u usual, calling the OtflM boy, direct-1
Ing tlie stenographei . using the tele-1
phone en.l in fact giving the visitor the
verc ipi. o.'ii-'i table fooling of being at
rank tNTRUDBft. The caller bad 'itl
gone ltr into hi ouins wnert thai
He brief, my friend. My time Is I
forth W ney. I haven't time for ex-
' planatl'ins .ind I don't think you have I
lunythlng I want, anyhow. " and left but
little chance r.ir any further interview.
The man wi'tit as qui' kly a he had
Th neat morning the "important" in
dividual received a letter Which read:
"My Dear Kir: Th undrlgnad callal
ytsterday t tee you on a little matter
euch it busy man that you bad no time
to give ATTENTION to un uppolntnn 1st
that you had previously made. If this
Is your attitude toward those who aeek
orTt concern In a buslnesa wav
f whether bualtieas may result or noti
the SOO.VKH we dlapense with your
services the better.
"I had come unheralded us the BOW
President of your company to talk over
with you the probability of enlarging
your end of the business and Putting
VOL' In charge. But sccminicly I hail
NO CHAXt'K to do this. Modesty and
courtesy are the ltrOhaTl ussets of htm
who seeks to bo the 'man higher up.'
Aa oon as a man Is TOO Importan: ft
UMMM and LKARN lie Ii worthless to
III enterprise You are hereby asked to
"Tun: PlUMttOKNT Of THH
MORAIal TH R TIU'LY UK MAN IS
tOt WHO is ills NOT HAVK TO
Cheer Up, Cuthbert!
by Clarence L. Lulien.
t' iprrlOM, IHU lo Thr lit--. ! in iVi. iTlit Nt Ynrk KlanliM W.,rldl
I'll Idea of a Horry Squirm I to I Smart Bird, but Momahow We're Partial
claim that we "InhOtitad tt Pre- to the Kind that Don't Permit them
dispoHltlon" to This, That, or selves to be Burned to a Clinker
rV 'B F ,
Thl1 Tnl. I, a, nanr) W!,en a Dnaar
W rfon'f Hlnms will be conclderad Mnlda!
if on "Hereiity '
u hen IM l)v So
Don't Stop to
Hterlltze the Milk of
Human Kindness I
Ita the Helf-Cnn-donecs
I emptat.on her l er
W can't Keep In Trttn by Watohlng
other Fallow Play ball any mora than
w.. can Maaaatta our Mental Muacle by
letting "the Bunch" do our Thinking
Home of ii want .Satan to Oat Behind
us for th Hake of diving ua o Bhcve'
The Hunter who :hnort Orog for
nbie RopaUtlon a 014 has o Kick Cuming if h
No Promises uro so BlOfUonl if tliose
of the Chronic llaiksllOurl
The Phoenix may hale Hten a Pietty
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I'lerritlit. Lill, In Th lre- I
I 'IMS title, in common usage, (s apt
'ii refer to ttDtll words fend m.isic,
and taken together they prob00y
constitute the most widely ItnOWO lad
used piece of hyiunology In tlie Rrsfllah
tongue, an well aa one of the nai-t
Thg word of lb hymn, boflnninj "All
S3 Frederic Redd&ll.
stuff Lecturer, x. v. Boart ot tauetition,
The Trouble about Ui Nnlallr Turned
New Leaf Is that It a Too Liable n Oat
The real Hlmon Degree 1 Custom!
KMleulo l the Tool with which Koula
seek to Pallerntae Mankind!
We vc Noticed that the Fellow who
habitually Playa Hat Billiard nevar
make a ItOOOfd Run I
Hucee lan'f "Won"
It I AnneXeil!
half so often aa
at CO. Tin. N, V'.rk RrSUM Worst l
spired, nnd to quetlon the metre or
grammar was al uost profuully
Tiie tune of "Old Hundred," faahlnned
on the model of a Oernian chorale, was
composed by Cuillaume Prune, lMlt, and I gmjttYWI Ovor
was nrisslbly reviled by Martin Luther
The I invilogy, ung to the same niusli:
and commonly known a the "long
metre doxoloio." It tlie lat ittnit i.f
people tht on earth do dwell." Is the j Btaho Km-, ..iutf,, .Vliirnlng and'
very old anil favorite vrion of tboOlM) lCvenmg Hymns." Tne last Htana . " wnn our rnn.a - .. to
stands apart now and of It may be said ; t-1(!0,:('t Anything of ua Mat to Tobog
that It l one of thi greatest ihort I AWSHtl
It's Hurprlslng how Little Tim we
have to SerutlnlOH nur Nelghlmrs whan
we dot the Habit of Looking Ol'it-
"owi Day" U o Khort Cut to the
Hundredth Psalm when, e the name
"Old Hundred" ft rat puiillhed In Ih
Psalter attached to the Book of Common
Prayer In NHi "diled and OOmpllod by
Thomas Sternhold and , Hoplrtn Th
authorship ha been variously aicrlbed
to these men and to William Kethe.
"Their work waa dealgned," aaya
quaint old illr, "to make the Paalms
portable In men' memorle, veraea be
ing twice as light a the ame bulk
But thla witty commentator could not
help adding that the translator ha I
"drank mora of Jordan than of Helicon"
of buatnae. Tou hardly gave blm a 1 during thlr labor' T.-ieae veraae were,
obonc to gplaln, APPEAJIINO to g ' howivar, rogtrdod ta vary naarly In
hymns of praise. A It wa first wrtttn
the fioxolujy read.
"Prune Ooii trnm tihom alt bl'tn-
in 7i flow;
Praie Him nil 'reaturet K're
Praise Aim uftovr, ye henvenly
Praise Father, Hon and Holy
Men nd women Of ce v P-nteetant
'lurch nni! IfOOd no Old llundrd"
Hint t.ie l-ix'tlogv wltii OOVOf s thought
of lottrtngl diffrncu.
If you Want
Wrong. Hold a
to Kind 0 it what'a
Olraot Prtmarl lth
The Bnjeyahle Mnlanoltnly In will 'i
Adoleacenca Hovel lo a Whole Heap
Different from th Ita) Thing of the
What Baffles us is how Anyhnny
Possessing Toolk and Health nn fait
to HsaogniMe tha fort that Ac ffoMi
tht Tog Fair s the Dock
Picking Vp the Trail.
HR alar were (inning bril
liantly now, and from "i"
porch Potter couJd ee Kof
ton racing down th Dry Bot
tom trail with bla pny In
a furlou gullop. For a time Potter
wati bed him, then ha dlaappearad and
Potter went Into the houoe to corntifuni
oate his meeaaa to bla wife.
Tha rsvln had been heavy while It kat
d. but by the time Norton had begun
bla rove to Dry Bottom vary little evi
dence of It remain est and the pnny'o fly
ing hoof found the end of th trail
almost a dry atid hard aa before th
ttorm. Indeed, tlier wa now little evi
dence that there had been a storm at
Norton epared th pony only on the
i-lee. and in aomathlnor over en hour
after the time ba luvl left th Circle Bar
ho drew up In front of tho Ktoker office
In Dry Bottom, dismounted, and bound
ed to tha door. It waa locked. He
placed a shoulder against it and crab"l
It in. springing Inold and inciting a
match. Ua anUId grimly whan he aaot
no bIkiis of Ilolll -whan h aaw that
lb Interior w an In an orderly condition
and that there wera no slant of s con
flict. If Ten flpnt had klllad Ilolll he
had ilone th deed outatd th Kicker
Norton came out again, pulling the
wrack of th door after him and closing
It aa woll aa he could. Then, leaving
hi pony, he otrod toward the Kaahlon
saloon. Aa he came near he heard
sounds tif revelry loaulng from the open
door and he aralled coldly. A flashing
glance through th window showed him
that Tan Spot waa there, atandlng at
th bar. In the neat inatant Norton
waa Inside, confronting Ten Spot, hla
trig tlx h. inter out and shoved viciously
agalnot Ten gpot'a stomach
"What have you dene with Ilolll, you
mangy aon-of-a-gun?" he demanded.
Several man who had been standing
at the her talking and laughing fell
allent and looked at th two men, the
barkeeper oldlod closer, oroudhlng
warily, for he know Norton.
Ton IS pot had opread hi arma out
on th bar and waa leaning agrtlnat It,
looking at Norton In unfeigned Wwll t
ormonL II did not apeak at once
Then suddenly aware of the foreboding,
aavage gleam In Norton' eye, a glint
of grim humor came Into hla own and
hla lips tipenad a little, curling oarcaatle
ally "Why," he aatd, looking .it Norton. "I
don't reckon to be any one's keeprr."
II amlled widely, with a guddenly
"If you r talkln' about that tender
foot nooapaper guy. Ii don't need no
keeper. What have I don to him'."'
he repeated, hi smile growing. "Why,
I reckon I didn't do a heap. I went
down to call on him. He wa right
table I was gnln' tn he mean to
him. hut I Juat couldn't. When he
left he wa sayln' that ha'd be right
glad tn ee me again he'd hn right
playful durln' my talk with MM, I
reckon by now he's over ot the Circle
Bar Inffln' hleeelf to sleep over the
mean way I treated hltn. Tou Just
ast him when you see him "
A flicker of doubt cam Into Nor
ton' eye Ten !rpot' words had the
ring of truth.
"You went down there tn ahont bint!"
he ald floldly, atlll unconvinced.
"Mebb I did." returned Ten Hpol
"Howomvr. I didn't I ain't tellln'
how I come to change my mind -laat t
my business an' you can't sVioi it OUI
of ine. But I'm tellln' you this: in
an' that guv h agreed to call It
quit, an' If I hear any man talkln'
extravagant about him me -.' tha
mini goln' to have a run In 'Mght
Some ent's been tannin' ''.'' i
laald. "When he handed m back my
(tin after sluggln "
But h Oil Ml talking to IfOrlOn'l
back, for the rang bOOi was at the do n.
trldlng raphll" tjw.ir1 '.' p.inv. He
mounted again and rode Oltt on IM trail,
pro -eel' g lowlv, ennvtn-ed that anme
thlng had happened to Hollls aftr he
had left Dry Bottom.
It waa more thn likely that lie had
lnt hi eay In the torm, and In that
ea hi would probably arrive at th
f'trel Bar over om roundabout trail.
Xevrth1ao h rod lnwly, watching
the trail carefully, aeac lug the little
full! and rearing Into vry aadow
tor fear thtt Ilolll had been injured
In aome accl ent and might tie lying
near aneUle tn make hla pieoonce known.
Th dxwn wa J'Jt shoeing abovo the
horlaon when he rode up to th ranch
home to find Potter Otandlng on the
poi-'h-apparen y not having left there
during hi ibgonOO, Beeld Potter etood
Kd Kaaeltou. snd near tha latter a-,
drooping pony, ahowlng lgn of hard
Norton paaoed the -orral gale and rone
up to th two i en. . glanco at their
fa-es told him that omthlng had gone
wrung. But before he could speak the
question that had formed on hlg tkp
Haxelton apoke. -
'They got him. Norton. he onia
"Dead?" queried Norton eharply, UWU
No," returned llanelton gWromiry.
"he ain't dead. But when I found Mm
he waon'l far from It. Herd-rode him,
th daannad neaksl Beat Mm up oo a
hi own mother nuuMn't know Him. .
"Walt!" oommantled Norton. I m
going with you. I auppoae you've got
him over to vour ahackr- II caught
Haxelton nod and lanuetl an order to
Hreller. "do down to tha bunkhouee (
and gel Wenrv out. Tll him to hit
th breeae to Cimarron tor th doctsr.
If th duo don't want to com drag
him by the ar!"
He opurrod hi pony furlouly to the
corral gat nnd In a abort time hod
a addled another horoo nnd waa back
where Hr-ietton waa awaiting him.
wiiiiaiii nnaia.lMna a word to OSeh
other the two men rod rapidly dawn
the Coyote traH, while Potior, feOVow
Ing dtrectlona, hla fac haggard and
drawn from loaa of aleep and worry,
hurnisl to the bunkAouae to aronoe
Weary and aend him on hla long Jour
ney to Cimarron.
Attar tht Storm.
lOLLIfl'H Mil figure ley pitl-
fully stack on a bed In the
Haxelton cabin. Nellie ftnoel
ton had given him what oar ,
she couM out of her limited
knowledge, and now nothing
mora could be done until ho arrival of
tho Cimarron doctor.
Swathed tn bandageo. bla clothing tern
and Oolled aa though after besting him
hla assailants had dragged him through
the mud on hand twlated. hla face
swollen, hla whole grat body looking
aa though It had received tho maximum
of Injury, Hollla moved retlroaly en
the bed. hi head rolling oddly from Okie
to aide. Incoherent word loaning Irani
between hi bruised and swollen Up
Norton stood beside th bed. looking
down at the Injured man with n
"Tho coward !" he aald, hlo
quivering. "There mual have
a doieh of them to do him up IM
"Beven." returned Kd llaselton gvtmTr.
"They left their trail there: I counted
tha hoof prints, an' they lad down Ih
dope toward Big Elk croooln'." Ho
looked at Norton with o frown. "We
can't do anything here." ba aald obortly,
"until the doctor conies I'll take you
down where t found hi.n."
They went out and mounted their
ponlei Down the trail a mile or ao
they cam to a level that led sway
toward Rabblt-Rar Creek, from th
level they could see th Circle Croat
bulldlnga, aratterril over a small tretch
of i'' ii-i on the oppolltl ti l cf thc river. ,
There was no life around them, no
movement. Nurton grimaced toward
Ilaieltnn I tied its pony In tome Ml',
graao near a bare, sandy spot on the
plains. The graaa hr grew only In
patch and Norton could plalny tea a
nutnbi of hoof prints In the aand. One
Ingl set led away across the plain
toward the Dry Bottom trail. Heolng
the knowing exprelon In Norton'a ayoa,
Haxelton spoke quietly.
"That Hiil .a't trail. He muat hove
took the Dry Bottom trail an' lost II
In the Ptortn. Potter aa) s ho would
probable take It i ... ..use it' ohorter.
Anyway. It's hi trail. I followed It
bark Into the hills until I wa ur.
I saw that he had been comlu' from Dry
Bottom lo loat hla way an' rod OTor
here, f remember Ultra was on nwtal
ilai kneta. for I wa out gooulln' around
to see If my stock wa all right. Well,
he g.,i this far rude right up to the
edge of 'lie butt over il re on than
com book this nay Then he met woll.
I II men l.ial did It.
"Tnt! ail Stood there .'or a little wjHo:
yotl can see wh re Ihoir horxea pa wad.
Then mebb tlie: otnrtod o:uelhlii', for
you can see when- HolHe pony thrswod
up a lot of land, ttyl r to break out.
The other woie In a i nolo -you com see
t int. I vc ti red t ut Dim Hollla aaw
there wasn't an) . hen c far him against
ao man v nn' he tiled to hit th breeee
aval from l er I'll ebow oU."
They followed the hoof prlnte down
th elope ami taw 'hat all th rldert
mutt have b.en travelling foot at thla
point, for the earth wa out and the
hoof pr iitt bunched fore and aft They
ran out) a Utile wav, however. About
a hundred yards down the slope, In
a slretc i of time, sandy soil, the horse
had evidently coins to a hall again,
for they Were bunched together nnd
tl ere wer many of tbeiii, s towing I
bad been coin movement after tbo I
(To B f'eatlaued )