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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 01, 1913, Image 4

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sloped sonmuch'as a nose' out, of
the door. .,
Andther council was "held. And
while it was being held, the Fonbergs
kept up a steady stream of bullets
on the lumber pile.
Suddenly Nonstable Bailey threw
up his arms, tottered for a moment,
then sagged down on the ground.
"My God," cried Whitley, '.'Bailey is
dead!"
- Whitley rushed over to his com
rade. And even as he bent over the
still body, he, too, pitched forward,
with a bullet through his groin.
Tetley Tan over " and grasping
Whitley by the shoulders dragged
him out of Tange of the murderous
rifle fire.
With Whitley in safety, Tetley tried
to Teturn for Bailey's body. Twice
he attempted a run for the timber
pile, and twice he was driven Jjack
by the hail of shot from the dugout.
But, true to the traditions of the
.Northwest Mounted, Tetley waited
to make another trial.
The Fonbergs spotted him on the.
hillside. They began taking pot shots
at him. One bullet struck him on
the hand, and sft disabled him that
he could not have rescued Bailey
even if Bailey had been -alive.
"But I've got to find out if Bailey's
dead or not," Tetley muttered, as he
bound his hand
Whitley recovered consciousness
only to suffer excruciating pain from
his wound. But he,- too, gritted his
teeth, and advised Tetley to make
sure.
Oscar Fonberg climbed on to the
roof of the dugout and waved his
rifle at the two wounded constables,
taunting'them.
Tetley took careful aim at him,
and pulling the trigger with a hand
torn in half by a Fonberg bullet,
brought him down, shot through the
leg.
The Northwest Mounted does not
loll even those who have slain a
comrade save through a law court.
.-Darkness felL Under its cover,
f Te'tley fan down to the pile of lumber
and found Bailey s .body. It was cold
and stiff.
There was nothing more tto "be
done, except notify the district sta
tion of the Mounted at Tofield of the
murder, and get Whitley under a
surgeon's care. ""
The two constables rode all that
night and all the next day, rovde
while' Whitley's wound was soy pain
ful that every step of his horse was
agony unspeakable, rode while Tet
ley'sjyounded hand became swollen
and festered..
At last they reached the Tofield
post and told the story of the mur
der. The .news was flashed to Fort
Saskatchewan, and from there to
Edmonton. m
Inspector Sweetaple, with" Con
stables Parker, Wilson and Bates left
Tofield for the scene of the murder.
Sergeant Major Emery, with Con
stable Hendrickson, were sent to join
them from Fort Saskatchewan
Inspector Raven and six constables
started for the dugout from Edmon
ton as soon as the news was received
there.
Oscar Fonberg, the wounded
brother, was captured at the begin
ning and sent to Fort Saskatchewan,
where he is now under medical cafe.
Swan Fonberg escaped and is See
ing for the North at top speed. For
he knows his life Is forfeited.
And the Northwest Mounted of the
entire district is riding at his heels,
and every man taking-part in the pur
suit has the same order:
"Bring in Swan Fonberg alive."
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There is a use even for broken
glass. Some of it is ground into fine
powder-like particles and used for
various purposes. Some is melted
and made into new glass objects.
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Japanese -freight vessels, nbw
building, are expected to make the
trip from Japan to New York, via
Panama canal, in 41 days.
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