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Copyright 1911, Western
"When MIbs Jncklo Vinlng went to
hsr room after her unsatisfactory at
tempt to wring from Bedlght tho narao
of tho unconventional young woman
who walked with him In tho moon
light, alio was angry. And It Is pos
sible that, knowing his feelings to
ward .her sho was angrier still becauso
with this Influence she could not se
curo tho confession sho sought. It Is
llkcwiso truo that sho felt In her heart
that Bedlght was right in protecting
tho nnmo of tho girl and should bo
eulogized rather than scourged for it
and yet, when a man has almost
told a woman ho loves her, she has a
right to expect that ho will do almost
anything quasi-reasonable that she
asks of him. Falling to handle him
augurs complications for the future.
And most of us are allko in this,
that wo lovo to appear melodramntlc
to ourselves, doing all sorts of drastic
things that, slept over, wo undo, say
ing things thafwo lnflato with self at
tho time being and stick a pin into
later when our ardor has cooled. In
this mood Jacklo Vinlng seated her
self at a small writing desk in her
room and Indited tho following letter
to tho chairman of tho woman's
clubs in Bedlght's district:
"Squirrel Inn, Wis.
"My Dear Madam: Tho campaign In
your district is about to open. Among
tho candidates is one Walter Bedlght,
who is running for tho legislature. Ho
will endeavor to secure the women'?
"votes of the district. While running
a race near Squirrel Inn he dropped
from his pocket the inclosed bill,
which ho expects to introduce, if elect
ed. "I feel it my duty to apprise you
of the real character of the man and
trust that you will act accordingly.
"(Miss) JACKIE VININQ."
Placing the letter and the bill In a
long envelope, she laid the package
on her dresser and retired.
But with the cool touch of the linen
and tho luxury of full repose, Jackie's
heart smote her.
"Well, anyhow," she mused, as sho
dropped off to sleep, "I'll hold tho let
ter a few days longer."
To bo in tho tolls of a state's attor
ney is bad enough In any event; but
Miss Farnsworth Sat Holding Her
Ankle In Both Hands.
If tho aforesaid attornoy 1b a woman,
oh, most unfortunato is tho maul
Thursday waB Mayor Bedlght's day of
attendance upon Margaret Farns
worth, who prosecuted tho caeo
against him on tho morning of his ar
rival. She entered the arena after an
earnest conference with "Judge"
Vinlng, who seemed unusually dis
trait and worried.
"Mr. Bedlght," began the lady attor
ney, in a professional tone, "I want
to get some balsam for a Dillow tbU
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morning. Do you know tno tree when
you see it?"
Yes I'vo been In tho North Woods
on many a vacation and nm familiar
with tho flora and fauna of tho coun
try. I nm at your service," responded
They set out on foot nlong a path
way that led Into tho wood. Onco In
sldo tho forest It wound in a trail llko
that tho calf made, through spruce
and hemlock, poplar and maple, with
now and then a whlto birch adding a
touch of vivid contrast to the green.
Tho girl, an enthusiast, was walking
ahead and babbling of tho nature pic
tures along tho way.
Suddenly Bedlght felt something
hit him in tho back, as though a pel
let thrown from closo range. Ho
turned Inquiringly. From a clump of
brush along tho trail a woman's hand
waved at him and a white paper flut
tered to tho path. Turning, tho mnyor
retrnced his steps. Tho messenger
crouched low and Bedlght, having se
cured tho message, touched his fin
gers to his lips and wafted her a salu
tation, chaste and repleto with appre
ciation. And then from ahead camo tho sur
prised call of Miss Farnsworth.
"Hurry!" cautioned a voice from be
hind tho clump of greenery.
"Coming," cried Bedlght, turning
and forcing ahead through tho wood.
A pair of pheasants arose with
drumming whirr from beside tho path.
"There!" exclaimed the mayor, ac
cepting the birds as the foundation
for a clever ruse, "you've frightened
"Oh, why didn't you tell me?" re
proached tho girl, getting a fleeting
glance of tho brown beauties as they
floated off through tho trees.
Bedlght, with the note clutched in
his hand, made reasonable apologies
for his thoughtlessness and the girl,
unsuspecting, led on, chattering de
lightedly. It was a day of days to be
In tho wood and youth Is ever buoyant
and gay. Plainly tho girl was in
tune with tho mood of the time and
the place, and liko ' tho beatitudeo
about her, sought w be congenial and
natural. The man felt himself pleased
with her, for he, too, loved tho soli
tude and tho harmonics of tho forest.
Presently sho sighted a scarlet tan
ager and ran ahead. Bedlght, waiting
for tho opportunity, unfolded the slip
of paper. In a woman's handwriting
this warning was written:
"BE CAREFUL. SHE IS TRYING
TO TRAP YOU."
Bedlght smiled and tucked tho note
in his pocket.
Miss Farnsworth was sitting upon
a fallen monarch of tho wood when
ho caught up with hor. In her hands
sho held a lichen that had taken her
fancy. Of tho party at Mine Host's
hotel, no girl was prettier than Mar
garet Farnsworth and few as intellec
tual. Vivacity and spirit predominat
ed and as Bedlght looked at her he
did not belittle her ability to make
things interesting for him.
Sho sprang to her feet as ho drew
near, and ran after a big brown but
terfly. Bedlght sat down on the log
and waited. Suddenly ho heard a
scream, tho voice of a woman In pain.
Miss Farnsworth sat upon tho
ground holding her anklo in both
hands. Her lips were tightly drawn
and her faco gave evidence of pain.
"What is it?" questioned Bedlght,
apprehensively, going up to her and
taking hold of her arm.
"Help mo to stand," sho directed,
gripping his arm.
He raised her. She let her foot
touch tho ground, winced and toppled
"There's a wood chopper's cabin
Just ahead," sho groaned. "Could
could you carry me there?" blushing.
For answer ho picked her up in his
arms. Sho throw her arms about his
neck nud clung to him, her hair
brushing his cheek. In sight of the
hut sho whispered:
"Wait! Let mo down n minute."
Sho stood leaning against him, her
full, ripe lips tensingly near. For a
moment as ho looked into her fath
omless eyes, Bedlght felt tho weak
ness of man for woman coming over
him. To combat It, ho moved farther
away, supporting her at arm's length.
"It would bo well to leave mo nt tho
cottngo and go back for help. Look
Inside, pleaso, while I lean against
thlB birch," she directed. '
"There's probably a burglar In tho
woodbox or a man under the bed,"
ho said laughingly, as ho started
toward tho cottage.
Tho mayor Btood for a moment
upon tho threshold and then entered
As his form disappeared within, there
appeared around the corner of tho
cabin a man tho game warden of
Lakovlllo. In a twinkling ho had
slammed shut tho door and thrown
a great bar across It from without.
"There, darn ye; I told yo I'd git
ye!" he bellowed with radiant pom
posity. Bedlght turned angrily as tfcs door
closed and realized too late that tho
warning given along the trail had not
safeguarded him. He waB a prisoner.
Peering tbiough the dirty window
paae, an aperture not large enough to
permit the passlmr of a Man's body.
! The I
I Woman's Tonic:
no saw miss arnswortn leave tno
tree against which she had been lean
ing and walk leisurely toward the
With the realization that tho girl
had deliberately led him into the
hands of the enemy, he gritted his
teeth and then, at the thought that
perhaps Jacklo Vinlng had planned
this coup do main, Bedlght felt a
queer sinking of certain hopes that i
heretofore had buoyed up a
yearning to take high hurdles. No
a woman may keep a man in hot wn
ter on general principles of love, but
to throw him in Jail Is treachery, and
when a woman reaches that point she
is llko the woman scorned a perfect
The room In which Bedlght found
himself was big and rough like some
of the words the mayor said before
his sense of the ludicrous returned.
Then, In full possession of the humor
of tho situation, ho sat down on the
side of the bunk and grinned. A man
can grin when the Joke Is on him, but
he seldom becomes boisterous under
the circumstances unless he is in pub
lic, where It is always good taste to
prove his good fellowship by blatant
That tho game warden had gone for
help there was no doubt. Remember
ing tho slap which Bedlght had ad
ministered on the day of their first
meeting, that worthy did not desire
to take further chances.
"But if Miss Vinlng planned the
trap, why did not tho warden bring
enough help with him to arrest me?"
This waB tho question tho mayor
asked himself and gave it up. He
had no way of knowing that the war
den had sent word to the sheriff to
bo on hand but that functionary was
at the moment marooned on an Island
flvo miles from tho village with ample
food sent by a kind providence In the
light of tho moon, but with no boat
by which ho might navlgato the Inter
An hour passed, during which time
Bedlght had satisfied himself that
wood choppers' cablnB In general and
this one In particular were built with
tho express purpose of being better
Jails than those possessed by the or
dinary hamlet in tho north country
Ho waB securely confined and he
waB in to stay until some one chose
to liberate him.
A voico from without suddenly gave
him hope. It was a voice ho knew
well the -voice of Jacklo Vinlng.
"Mr. Bedlght," queried tho voice,
"are you there insldo tho cabin?"
"No, Miss Conspirator," replied the
mayor, vindictively, "I'm up on the
roof playing solitaire."
"Will you tell mo which of the
girls was with you last night?" do
manded Miss Vinlng. "If so, I will
let you out."
"Oh, I like It In here," replied the
mayor, enthusiastically. "It's a nice,
qulot place, no hooks to bait, nc
mound builders to excavate, no run
away horses to catch, no balsam to
pick, nothing to do but relax and
think of tho perfldy of one's fellows
"I'm glad you like it," responded
tho "Judge," with a wholesome flavor
in her voice, "and I'm sorry to advis
you that the warden and reinforce
ments are about due. Wouldn't it be
wiser tp help me protect a thought
less girl and go free than to bo con
trary and go tP Jail?"
"I like tho jail at Lakovlllo even bet
ter than this," responded the prisoner
affably. "It is light and airy and has
easy exits In case of flro or ennui."
"Very well," she replied, "repent at
Tho mayor listened. She was go
"Miss Vinlng," she cried.
"Yes, Mr. Bedlght."
"You know very well you would de
spise me If I told you what you are
asking. I am firm in my resolve not
to appear in this light. You may as
well go now, for I shall not answer
Ha watched bar llttM farm, as ska
walked rnpldly away, ner nead erect,
her shoulders back, every inch a
Scarcely had sho disappeared when
Bdlght heard the bar thrown back,
and a voice whispered cautiously:
"Walter! Walter! The door Is un
barred. Walt until I get away!"
From his dingy window Bedlght
saw another feminine form saunter
leisurely up the trail and this one,
too, was slim and fair to look upon,
a woman that any good man might
well desire to win.
To be Continued
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Malcolm O'Brien has returned from
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Miss Suda Bates is convalescent.
Dr. Wm. Howard, of Knoxville, is
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Miss Zelma Bates and brother, Will,
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Mr. and Mrs. John Davis and chil
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Mrs. Harriet Davis, of Harned, ;s
the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Am
Miss Pearl Jackson is on the sick list.
Miss Hallie Beatty was at Stephens
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