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t DUKE OH
By HARRIS DICKSON
"111 Black Wolf Breed." Eo.
(Ooprrtffht, l, by D. Apr,!toa ft Co.)
CHAPTER VL Continued.
Joo Balfour bounded to his feet,
caught PuVe'e shoulder and shook
Mm. Hut the other man did not look
Dp; he only replied wearily:
"I didn't know him; never saw Mm
tiefore; some poor devil ot a lumber
man, I think."
"How did It happen?"
"'Do you remember that table Just
lohlnd the partition la Catalina's sa
loon where we had lunch early last
night? Next to the side door? It
happened right there; I went back
again about the middle of the night"
"What was the trouble?"
"I can't remember exactly how It
commenced; there was nothing much.
I was drinking a little, but not enough
to affect me. I went In the saloon.
There was a bis crowd In the front
part, so I went Into the back part
and Eat down at a table opposite this
man. He was eating oysters. I think
probably we had some words. He
etirsed me. but I ought to have paid
no allention to that, he was so drunk
he could hardly stand. Then he tried
to pet op, with a fork In his hand;
didn't mean to hurt him. hut I
rnatched a bottle and hit him In the
head; broke his skull. The blood
gushed out. all otcr everything; he
fell, and I don't think ho ever moved."
"Who saw It?" TMs was the law
yer' Instinctive question.
"Nobody; It maJe no noise. I pot
out by the side door and ran. Be
fore I had gone half a block I remem
bered my hat and had to go back for
It. He was lying there, dead, with
one arm doubled under him. A lot of
fellows from the cock-fight were sing
ing In the front room; but they
couldn't hear a word."
Joe cat down, stunned and bewil
dered, as Duke went on:
"I ran out again. Joe. you don't
know how awful It Is to be on a
silent ttroet with nothing but your
own footsteps, ana to Know that you
can't run away from yourself. When
I got up the hill as far as Cherry
Ftreet I felt an Insane desire to Bee
that man again. I thought how cow
ardly It was of me to leave him ly
ing there with nobody to help him
I tried my best not to go bsck. but
It was no U3e; I had to go. I
sneaked down the hill, through the al
leys, got to the door, and stopped.
"I knew exactly how the man would
look, lying there on his face with
that arm doubled under him, and a
puddle of blood at his head. I hur.g
back in the dark and tried to reason
myself out of It. My head was Just
as clear as It is now; I understood
it fully. I remembered reading a
Ions time ago that hundreds of mur
derers are captured at the morgue In
I'arSs every year, Jutst because thry
could not resl;-t the desire to go back
.aad look at the people they had killed.
That was awful, but I opened the
ioor, and went lu. The body had
I -ceo carried away, and a negro was
scrubbing the Hour.
"I f'-Hrrbed for hlra all ever town,
lit all of the un b risker shops, but
could not find where they had token
Mm. There's a dad woman over
yondr at Druly'a parlors. I went In
and looked at her a lung time. It
l. very solemn to look at the dead
they me. uo Kill and white. Then I
lie had apolien on and on In a low
vulce, more to himself thun to hit
friend. Win n he stopped, everything
prew deadly Mill. The clock ticked
the fire crackled. It was marly five
There came a hharp foot full cm the
flagstones oiitr.ltle; It Bounded very
loud, ulmorit us If It were In the
Iiouse. Stricken with terror, Duke
(.rasped the anus of his chair and
listened until the early traveler had
Joe dressed himself In sl'ence.
When he was done, he touched his
friend on the shoulder.
"You stay here, old man," he said,
pcntly; "I'm going down to see about
It should have been daylight, but
looking to the horizon one could not
guess from which direction to expect
tt laggard 8'1U-
, la the Cm lulnt finy of dawn Joe
Paifour hurried home from Cutullua's
"I.ucky thinf,'," he muttered, "that
tiobody bsw It."
Ho was a lawyer; such affairs as
his were part of life's routine, and
Joe had come to lock upon them with
u coldly professional eye. As ho drew
nearer to the oil brick house where
?uke awaited hlui, his mouth closed
firmly. "Hut it'a a pretty tough Its
lie opened the door softly and went
f tis room. Duke was sitting In the
iino t tuir, In the same jkihIUou as
fuliiu Joe ft him.
The J'uka i.f Devil May Car wai
no coward physical or morel and
he had been looking squarely Into the
face of the thing that he had done,
"Well, Joe?" he slauccd up Inquir
ingly. For a few moment, the lawyer 'did
not speuk. When he had taken off his
glove and laid his overcoat across
tho bed, ho turned as deliberately as
If his friend were merely a casual
client seeking advice.
"N'H'I, you must lie low for a day
or two and see what happens; at least
until you sober up."
"Sober up? I'm aober. What do
you think it takes to Btralghtca a
"You are devilish lucky; not a hu
man being saw you, or knows that
you were there. I don't believe they
could ever prove that you went Into
that saloon. The man was a stran
ger and has no friends to make a row.
By the way. what did you do with
Duke tried hard to think, then gave
it up and looked helplessly at Joe.
"I don't know. I can't remember
much until I saw that man drop.
After that everything Is clear enough.
Was it cold last night?"
"Cold enough for me to wear my
"Oh, well, I may have checked It In
the hotel; maybe I left It at the sa
loon. Ixx)k here, Joe, don't you worry
about me, old fellow." He stood up
and faced the other man. "It's n
botly's fault but mln, and I've been
thinking It all out. I mixed up with
that crowd deliberately, and now I
won't whlno or lie about It. Cut. Joe,
I want you to believe me, I did not
mean to kill that poor devil; be was
too drunk to hurt me, even if he did
have a fork in his hand be couldn't
stand up. I came to town In a bad
temper, mad at everybody and every
thingthat's all there la to It. Now
I'm going to give myself up and take
my medicine it can't be worse than
what I took last night. I tell you.
Joo. hell U right hero Inside of us,
and a fi-iiow can't get away from
himself, no matter how hard ho tries.
I've done a lot of thinking since you
Joo looked at him In blank surprise;
ho nevir supposed that Duke could
t.Hke this view ot the nit nation.
"Hut, Ni l I. )uii don't understand
what that meuna "
"Yes, I do; I can't hide; I had
enough of thut lat night. I've done
fiMjliah things, I know, but they've
U-ea rlfl.t out In tho open where
everybody tould sve. I've never been
a msrak, and I won't begin It now."
"You'ro a fool; you won't even be
SUkpcl led "
"Yea, 1 have been a frol, a great
fool; but now I'm going to be a
"Do you realio what will happen
the penitentiary, the gallows, dis
grace? You Khali not do It; you are
going to stay In the cellar for awhile,
and sleep here with me. Jim will
wait on you, and even these p?ople in
the house will never know It."
Duke bhook bis head. "I can't be
disgraced any more than I am. It Is
simply a question of having people
know about It, end I don't mind that.
If I l.now it, that' sufficient; tho rest
This drove Joa Ualfour to a better
"Oh, by the way," ha eald. and be
gun fumbling In the pocket of his
tires coat. He took out a letter with
the Gibraltar club monogram ou Its
buck. Duke watched him libtleshly
until he taw that the envelope was
addressed to blmsolf, lu Anita's hand.
He sprung up, but Joe held the loiter
"Wult a minute, Noel, let me tell
you. Last night MUs Cameron sat out
two or three figures with me, In the
writing room, and we got to talking
about you. blie caught a slipee b'
you yesterday on the street and
thought, of ro urn, you'd come to tha
lmke ennlchcd the not) tway
walked to tho window, and his han
trembled as he opened It. Komethlni
fell out and fluttered to tho floor I
withered Jonquil. He stooped to pick
It up, with Mich a smile ns Joe had
never seen before. Heedless of anj
other prcMtire ho touched the dowel
to his lips, nnd began to read:
Mr Je,ir Mr. tuike: Don't ! finery: I
rntiuln't lielp It, tnileoil 1 rouhln'l. M)
aunt htirrleit tie oPf no uriexpertedly thai
1 hud ni m.iv of Ir-Uinir you kriw.
And don't l too Imrd on Aunt Alice;
site's been suffering wretrhmlly for a daj
or two, hut she's letter now. 1 mw yni
going out to that horrid old rooster-fight
You did that juxt to make me feel that 1
was the ciuna ot It.
Who was your friend? The one In thl
red Jacket? You associate with .vne vcri
distinguished-looking people. The on
that went with you?
Y'nu must come and get down on youl
knees beiore 1 will forKive. And
wouldn't tell you to rave your life that J
am going to Nannie Kerr's precisely at U
Aunt Alice Is drngelng us to Ma nil Grai
on the one o'clock triu. You know lirnfl
craiy 1 have been about golnut to tha
carnival, but now I believe 1 had rather
stay at home.
We are poing to stay at a curious old
place called the Hoiol Iuis le CJrande;
Aunt Alice save it Is 'way Oown tn the
French part of town, on Yal.ils utreet.
P. S. Here Is your Jonquil ycu under
Duke did understand; It glorified
nnd crushed him. Ho stood at the
window staring Into vacancy, then
came back slowly and took his seat
before the fire.
Joe tat on the e l,e of the bed and
watched him; he seemed to be think
ing very hard. Duke turned bis head
with a jerk nnd asked: "Joe, when a
fellow Is arrested they search him.
It took him a long time to make up
his mind, then he commenced tearing
Anita's note Into strips, and laid them
on the fire. The Jonquil he kept. His
lips quivered as he watched the frag
ments shrivel, flame up and crackle
into dead black ashes.
The man In the chair rocked to and
"She doesn't hay a word alrout
Vance," ho thought. "I dim't believe
it; I won't lio.lovo It. unless she tells
mo hern if." Ho rocked attain, and
pieHintly he smiled smiled at the
very beauty of tho faith that there
was In him.
Suddenly he sprang erect, with bla
"Joe, I wish that Infernal old wom
an were In hell, and I had the receipt
"You shouldn't speak bo of a lady "
"I know It. I know It; but I'm tired
of being so polite; I'm going to be
honckt for awhile. Sometimes a man
imiht say what he thinks, or choke.
She's w recked both of us"
Joe said nothing; Duke sank Into
tho chair again.
"Well, I'm no baby to blame some
body else; it's too late."
When Joe had arranged his necktie,
and combed his hair with maddening
deliberation, he came and took tha
seat beside Duke.
"Now, Noel," he said. In that qulot
tone of his which precluded argu
ment, "there's a big cellar under this
house. You limit keep out of sight
to-day and wait developments. Jim
will tnl.e your mei to you. When
I come homo to dinner we'll decide
what U best. Come, now. It's break
Without a word of protest Duke fol
lowed into the entry. Jm lifted the
cellar door and led the way down a
narrow flight of steps. Ho had half
dlt.appeiired when Duke stopped.
"Hold on, Joe, I'm mixing you up in
this thing now. Isn't this some sort
of a crime?"
"Accebuory after the fact that's
"I won't do it -I won't."
"Yes, you will." Jo caught bla
sleeve aud dragged him down. "Think
of L r." Then Duke wnt down Into
O'J U If CONTIN'-'I I').
HAD TO USE A CANE.
Weakened Kidney Made an Elwood,
Ind., Man's Back Clva Out.
It. A. Tugh, transfer business, 2010
North 11 street, l'.lwood, 1ml., says:
"Kidney trouble kept
mo laid up for a long
time,, and when I
was aula to he tip I
had to uso a cano.
I had terrlblo hack
aches and pain in
the Bhoulders. Tho
were dark colored.
After doctoring In
Tain, I began using Doan's Kidney
Tills. Three boxes cured me entirely,
and I am glad to recommend them."
Sold by all dealers. BO cents a box.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Chinese Adept at "Soldiering."
The Chinese in tha mines of South
Africa exert themselves as little as
possible when on salary, but show
great activity when put on piece
work. Honey Vinegar.
One of the latest food products com
ing from Holland, that land of agri
cultural Industry, Is honey vinegar,
which Is now manufactured thero on
a commercial scale. The particular
characteristics of vinegar made from
honey aro Its agreeable aroma and
Double Tracking the Santa Fe.
Tho worlc of double tracking tho
Santa Ke main line through Kansas
Is progressing as rapidly as the sup
ply of sircl will permit. I'p to the
first of September one hundred and
eighty-six milc3 of double track had
been completed, reaching from Kan
sas City to Newton. This 13 all laid
with the standard eighty five pound
rail, and ballasted with crushed rock.
Between Chicago and Kansas City the
double track practically extends from
Chicago to Coal City, Illinois, with
Isolated sections tho rest of the way
at convenient Intervals where traffic
Is liable to be congested. The ma'n
line, as indeed are most of the
branches. Is practically ballasted from
end to end. or where not ballasted, as
In California and Arizona and In
southern Texas. It Is sprinkled with
oil, which answers the same purpose.
Grades have been greatly reduced, as
on the new Helen cut-oft, which has
taken 1.116 feet off the height of the
continental divide. New steel bridges,
with solid masonry piers, have boon
built, and care, has been taken to
make the construction of the roadway
first-claM In every particular.
A Strange Awakening.
Senator Bailey, of Texas, In describ
ing a terrific fight that he had once
seen on the streets of New York, said
that the hubbub and confusion remind
ed him of an episode that happened
on a train.
"On a certain train," he said, "a
very large, muscular man fell asleep,
and annoyed all the passengers by
snoring trrmedous'y. A drummer,
carrying half a lemon in his hand,
tiptoed over to a little boy who sat
behind the srmrer.
" "Soa," said the drummer, 1 am a
doctor, and if that man doesn't stop
snoring he ll die of kpoplcxy. Watch
your chance, and as soon as hi
mouth opens a HttU wider. lean over
and S'luecio this lo.tn-a into it.
"The boy obeyed."
1- s j'P U&r I
ill ":' 1 vr TT
as -with Jcycus hearts and rmi!ing faces they rcmp and play when In health and
how conducive to health the game3 in which they indulge, the outdoor life they
enjey, the cleanly, regular habits they should he taught to form and the v.hclccome
diet cf which they should partake. How tenderly their health should be preserved,
net by constant medication, but by careful avoidance of every medicine of an Injuri
ous cr objectionable nature, and if at anytime a'remedial agent Is required, to assist
nature, only those cf known excellence should be used; remedies which are pure
and wholesome and truly beneficial in effect, like the pleasant laxative remedy,
Syrup cf Figs, manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co. Syrup of Figs has
come into general favor in many millions cf well informed families, whose estimate
cf its quality and excellence is based upon personal knowledge and use.
Syrup cf Figs has also met with the approval cf physicians generally, because
they know it b wholesome, simple and gentle in its action. We inform all reputa
ble physicians as to the medicinal principles of Syrup cf Figs, obtained, by an
original method, from certain plants known to them to act most beneficially and
presented in an agreeable syrup in which the wholesome Californian blue figs are
used to prcmcte the pleasant taste; therefore it Is not a secret remedy and hence
"we are, free to refer to ail well informed physicians, who do not approve cf patent
9 medicines am never tavcr nciscnminate seu-mecication.
Please to remember and teach your children also that the genuine Syrup of Fig3
always hes the full name cf the Company California Fig Syrup Co. plainly
J printed on the front cf every package and that it is for sale in bottles cf one size
Jj only. If any dealer offers any ether than the regular Fifty cent size, or having
printed thereon the name cf any other company, do not accept it. . If you fall to get
the genuine you will net get Its beneficial effects. Every family should always have
a bottle on hand, as it is equally beneficial for the parents and the children,
whenever a laxative remedy is required.
rtTNWM F.U'FI.KSS DYl'S eo.t Yt
1f n-uls pi-t purknur and Color moie goods
taolvr Slid ImliUT colors.
A mart saves his rellnlon and his
best suit of clothes for fitiuday.
Iywi' Sini-lo ItindiT ullnijit fki fiitar.
M;ii1r of extra oo.tltty tnUuvo. our
dealer or I'vi' I actoiy, i'eorfa, 111.
It is easier to look over another'!
faults than It la to overlook thoiu.
Mn, Wlnlows Nonfiling; Syrup.
Tnr rhllnn t.tiMinr, oti im tumrf, fn-
The acts of thts life are the destiny
of the next Kastern Proverb.
The greatest cause of worry on
Ironing day cau be removed by using
Defiance Starch, which will not stick
to the iron. Sold everywhere, 16 or
"Ah!" sighed the rich old widower,
"I would willingly die for you." "How
soon?" queried the pretty but prac
To prevent that tired feeling on
Ironing day Use Defiance Starch
saves time saves labor saves anniy
ance. will not stick to the Iron. The
big 16 os. packab-d for 10c, tt your gro
cer's. Spaniards Would Emigrate.
Six hundred families of weavers f
Bejar, Spain, aro reported to be seek
Ins aid to emigrate to American coun
tries. AcCdaUe reparation For As
ting the Stomachs andDorwvb of
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