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till lay between the illMressed niau
unil liN unfortunate chllil.
Krom Mel'loud to Uf,al.illn there Is a
t'otnl lilt of twhtiti,: and slowln;.', but
loul;'iiiK oast from At turns a niarlile
rinpp.'tl del ween tl.. r.ill i.i.shl roll
Heir m'o the OaliiMa j:ivi!. ll Is a
fclxi.v inilc iji'.idi', . Ii..!" i of slat;
kik' tin -. : .1 . (' ImmI under
"' rover luoe lsty in ln'ttt'r
tliau tlt'iy inlmiti's was lii.c
them off the anil the
breasted the Morgan dl Me, fretting
Tor more hills to cliiuli.
The that matter any
of the skyscrapers are built to balance
ten or a dozen sleepers, and when you
run them light they have a fashion of
rooting their no-e- into the track. A
niodc.xt up grade jut about counters
this tendency, but on a slump and u
stiff clip and no tail to peal; of you
feel as If the drivers were going to
buck tip on the ponies every once In
awhile. However, they never do. and
Ceorgle whistled for Searboro Junction
and 1ci miles and two .ater In
.t ficmtii(oii.s anvir tliouUwj through a
trass oj fire.
minutes out of MeCloud. and,
happy, cussed Mr. McWilllams a
Utile and gave her another hatful of
It K getting down a hill, like the hills
if the Mattaback valley, at such a
pace that pounds the track out of
shape. The Five-Nine lurched at the
like a mad woman, shook free
ivlth very fury, and If the baggage car
Sad not been fairly loaded down with
:he grief of McWilllams It must have
lumped the rails n dozen times In as
Indeed the tireman It was Jerry
MacElroy twisting and shifting between
the tender and the furnace, look-id
for the flrt time grave and stole a
;uestloniug glance from the steam
;nuge toward Georgle.
IJut yet he didn't expect to see the
ooy, his face set ahead and down the
.rack, straighten oo suddenly up, sink
!u the lever and at the Instant on
:hc air. Jerry felt her stumble under
his feet caught up like a girl In a
iklpplug rope and, grabbing a brace,
ooked, like a wise stoker, for his
out of his window. There far
ihead It rose lu hot curling clouds of
imoke down among the alfalfa
and over the sweep of willows
lions the Mattaback river. The Malta-sack
bridge was on fire, with the
Special on one side and
Jerry MacElroy yelled. The engineer
lldn't even look around, only whistled
in alarm back to l'at Frauds, eased
aer down the grade a bit, like a man
cflecting, and watched the smoke and
James that rose to bar the McWilllams
Special out of Denver.
The skimmed across the
nendows without a break and pulled
ip n hundred feet from the burning
jrldge. It was aa old Howe truss and
mapped like popcorn us the flames bit
nto the rotten shed.
Pat Francis and his brakeman ran
forward. Across the river they could
tee half a dozen section men chasing
aildly about throwing Impotent buck-its
of water on the burulug truss.
"We're up against It, Georgle," cried
"Not If we can get across before the
nidge tumbles Into the river," return-id
"You don't mean you'd try It?"
"Would I? Wouldn't I? You know
:he orders. That bridge Is good for an
iour yet. Pat. if you're game I'll run
"Holy smoke!" mused Pat Francis,
vho would have run tho river without
tny bridge nt all If so ordered. "They
:old us to deliver the goods, didn't
"Wo might a3 well be starting, Pat,"
ntggested Jerry MacElroy, who
losing good time. "There'll be
ilonty of time to talk after we get Into
Denver or tho Mattaback."
"Think quick, Pat," urged Sinclair.
Ells safety was popping murder.
"Back her up, then, nnd let her go!"
.Tied Francis. "I'd just as lief have
lint baggaco car at tho bottom of the
tlver lis on my hands any longer!"
There was some sharp tooting; then
lio McWilllams Special backed; back-id
nwny across tho meadow, halted
md screamed hard enough to wake
ho dead. Georgle was trying to warn
lie section men. At that Instant the
loor of the baggage car opened, and a
sharp featured young mini peered out.
"What's tho row? Whnt's all this
icreeching about, conductor?" ho ask-td
as Francis passed.
rir.'dge burning ahead there."
"Bridge burning!" he cried, looking
i "rvou'dy forwaid. "Well, that's u
ileii: What you going to do about it?"
Uuii It. Are you McWilllams?"
'(V. 'i'l; :i:sV I vih I wn.t for just
one in' I'm one of hU cleric."
"Where 1 1 he?"
"I left Itlui on l.a Salle street yesterday
"Jim plilu Ferguson."
"Well. Ferguson. It's none of my
biHlncs, but as loiu ni we're johig
to put you into Dei.er or Into the
rixer in about a minute I'm euricus t
know what the blazes you're hiHtling
along this way for."
".Me? I've got Sl.HOiMino lu gold coin
lu till ear for the Sierra Leone National
bank -that's all. Didn'i you
know that live big bank" there eloped
their yesterday? Worst panic
in the Fnltcd States. That's what I'm
here for and live huskies with me eating
and sleeping lu this car," continued
Fergiisiiii. looking ahead. "You're
not going to tael le that bridge, are
"W" are and right off. If thevi 's
any of your huskies want to drop cu.
their chanc"." said Pat Frar
as Sinclair slowed up for his run.
Ferguson called his men. The live,
with their rltles, came cautiously tv
"Boy's," said Ferguson brietly,
"there's a bridge afire ahead. These
guy" are going to try to run it. it's
not In your contract, that kind of n
chance. Do you want to get off? I
stay with the specie, myself. You can
do exactly as you please. Murray,
what do you mi.v?" he asked, address.
Ing tho leader of the force, who appeared
to weigh about 'JlM.
"What do I say?" echoed Murray,
with decision, as he looked for n sof;
place to alight alongside the track, 'i
say I'll drop out right here. I don't
mind train robbers, but I don't
a burning bridge not If I know It."
and he Jumped off.
"Well, I'eaters," asked Fergusou o.'
the second man coolly, "do you want t
"Me?" echoed I'eaters, looking ahead
at the mass of tlame leaping upward.
"Me stay? Well, not In a thousand
years. You can have my gun, Mr. Fe
guson, and send i" cheek to 4".0 Milwaukee
avenue, u please. Gentlemen,
good day.'" And off went
And off went every last man of the
valorous detectives except one lame
fellow, who said he would Just as lief
be dead as alive anyway and declared
he would stay with Ferguson and die
Sinclair, thinking he might never get
I another chance, was whistling sharply
for orders. Francis, breathless with
the news, ran forwnrd.
"Coin? How much? Twelve huu
dred thousand. Whew!" cried Sinclair
"Swing up. Pat. We're off."
The Five-Nino gathered herself with
a spring. Even th engineer's heart
ipialled as they g dway. He knew
his business, and I.c .tew that If only
tho rails hadn't buckled they were per
fectly safe, for the heavy truss would
stand a lot of burning before giving
way under a swiftly moving train.
Only, as they Hew nearer, the
rolllug up In douse volume looked
threatening. After all. It
and he felt It, but he wa
past the stopping now, and he
the choker to the limit. It seemed as If
die never covere 1 steel so fast. Under
the head she now had the crackling
bridge was less than live hundred,
four hundred, three huudred, two hundred
feet, and thero was no longer
time to think. With a stare, Sinclair
shut off. Ho wanted no push or pull c:i
the track. The McWilllams Specla'
was Just n tremendous arrow, shooting
through a truss of tire and half a dozen
speechless men on either side of the
river waiting for tho catastrophe.
Jerry MacElroy crouched low untk"
tho gauges. Sinclair Jumped from his
box and stood with a hand on the
throttle and a hand on the air, the
glass crashing around his head like
hall. A blast of fiery air and Hying cinders
burned and choked him. The engine,
alive with danger, llew like a
Sreat monkey along the writhing steel.
So quick, so black, so hot the blast and
bo terrific tho leap, she stuck her huso
Into clean air before the men In the
cab could rise to It.
There was a heave In the middle like
the lurch of a seasick steamer, and
with It the Five-Nine got her paws on
cool Iron and solid grouud, and the
Mattaback and the blaze, all except a
dozen tongues which licked the cab
and the roof of the baggage car a min
ute, were behind. Georgle Sinclair,
shaking the hot glass out of his hair,
looked ahead through his frizzled eye
lids and gavo her u full head for the
western bluffs of tho valley; then look-id
at his watch.
It was tho one hundred and
mllepost just at her nose, ir.id
the dial read 8:55 to a second. There
was an hour to the good and seventy-six
miles and a water to cover, but
they were seventy-six of tho prettiest
tulles under ballast anywhere, and the
Five-Nine reeled them off Ilko a cylinder
press. minutes later
Sinclair whistled for tho Denver yams.
There was a tremendous commotion
among tho waiting engines. If there
was one thero wore fifty big locomotives
waiting to charivari tho
Special. Tho wires had told tho
story In Denver long before, and as
Iho Five-Nino sailed ponderously up
the gridiron every 1110311I, every consolidated,
every ten wheeler, every
hog, every switch bumper, every air
hoso screamed an uproarious welcome
to Georgle Sinclair and the skyscraper.
They hnd broken every recoriLfroin
MeCloud to Denver, and nil knew It.
but as tho McWilllams Special drew
iwlftly past every last man lu the
rards stared at her cracked, peeled,
nllstered, haggard looks.
"What the dence have you bit Into?"
cried tbe depot master as the Five-Nine
swept splendidly up nnd stoppcu
with her battered eye hard on the
"Mattaback bridge Is burned. Had
to crawl over on the stringers," answered
Sinclair, coughing up a cln
"Back there sitting on his grief. 1
While the crew went up to register
two big four horse trucks backed up to
the hagzage car, and in a minute a
dozen men were rolling specie kegs
out of tho door, which was smashed
In, as being quicker than to tear open
Sinclair, MacElroy and Francis with
his brakeman were surrounded by n
crowd of railroad men. As they stood
answering questions n big prosperous
looking banker with black rings under
his eyes pushed lu toward them, accompanied
by the lame fellow, who
had missed the chance of a lifetime to
die rich, and by Ferguson, who had
told the story.
The banker shook hands with each
one of the crew. "You've snved us.
boys. We needed It. There's a mob
of 5.000 of the worst scared people lu
America clamoring nt tho doors, and,
by the eternal, now we're fixed for
every one of them. Come up to the
bank. I want you to ride right up with
the coin, all of you."
It was an uncommonly queer occasion,
but an uncommonly enthusiastic
one. Fifty policemen made the escort
and cleared the way for tho trucks to
pull up across the sidewalk so tho porters
could lug tho kegs of gold Into the
bank before the very eyes of the rattled
In an hour the run was broken. But
when the four railroad men left tlfe
bank after all sorts of hugging by excited
directors they carried not only
the blessings of the officials, but each
In his vest pocket a check, every one
of which discounted the biggest voucher
ever drawn on the West End for a
month's pay. though I violate no confidence
In stating that Georgle Sinclair's
was bigger than any two of'tho
others. And this Is how It happens
that there hangs lu the director-.' room
of the Sierra Leone National a very
creditable portrait of the kid engineer.
Besides paying tariff on the specie,
he bank paid for a new coat of paint
for the McWilllams Special from caboose
to pilot. She was tho last train
across the Mattaback for two weeks.
I'rnft'ftnor Swnlloweil It All.
The scholarly William E. Byerly, professor
of mathematics at Harvurd, was
once asked by a student how to develop
a retentive memory. Tho professor
answered that ordinary mental
exercise was sutllclent to secure a
good memory, whereat the student
asked If he might test the mental capacity
of his Instructor. Professor Byerly
agreed, and the student asked
him to listen to and remember several
varied items for n test. lie began:
"One quart of whisky."
"Um!" said the professor.
"Six pounds of sugar, a pint of sour
milk, three onions, half a gallon of molasses
and two raw eggs."
"Um!" said the professor.
"Two green apples, twenty-six peanuts,
one and a half cucumbers and
four inliice pies."
"Um!" said the professor.
"A package of starch, sixty-seven
cakes of yeast and the skins of seven
bananas. Got that down?"
"Yes," answered Dr. Byerly.
"IIow does It taste?" nsked the stu
dent. Boston Herald.
In recalling Incidents connected with
Virginia politics some years ago a
prominent Virginian recently
to a Washington man an account of
an Investigation of election frauds In
the lower section of the state. In the
course of tho proceedings It developed
that the ballots In an Important precinct
had not been sealed after the
final count, thereby being exposed to
fraudulent practices. The chairman
of the Investigating committee closely
questioned tho election Judge as to
why the prescribed duty of carefully
securing the ballots had been neglected.
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