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THE ARGUS, TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 26. 1907.
By ELEAJOTt GATES,
Author of "The Bioifraphy of a Prairie Girl
COPYRIGHT, 1906. BY McCLURE, PHILLIPS fc COMPANY.
HE green pung was ten miles
or more beyond Clark's be
fore tile section boss recover
ed appreciably from his long
"Wbat d' y' s'pose Lounsbnvy
could happen t' my gals?"
he demanded of David Bond.
The evangelist shook the reins at
Shadrach. "A storm, cold, want," he
replied. "There are many eviis that
might befall two young women alone
in a shanty on the prairie."
"Waal, nothin' 's ever happened t'
'em before," declared Lancaster. Rut
he whistled to stay a change ia good
fortuue and rapped the wood of the
wagon box with his bare knuckles.
Iavid liond busied himself with
urging on his horse. "God will watch
over them," he said devoutly. " "He
hold, he that keepeth Israel shall nei
ther slumber nor sleep.' "
The seetiou boss sniffed. Sure of the
safe trend of his affairs, he was in n
mood to scoff at any religious allusion.
Reverence with him was entirely a
matter of urgent physical need. He
had called to his Maker but twice in
his life once when an ugly tempered
peon threatened him with a spade,
again when, falling from his swiftly
moving flat car, he felt the heavy
wheels grinding him flesh and bone.
"Storm kain't tech th' shack," he
said proudly. "She's built like a ship,
t stan' any win. She's warm, too,
an' thet Injun he brings us plenty oi
wood. An' they 's grub 'nough t
The evangelist was politely attentive.
"They s jes' one man thet might
come botheriu' 'em," Lancaster went
on. "But 'taiu't likely he'll seo these
parts before spring. An Ah don
b'lieve h'll come then."
David Bond set his brows together.
The previous night an unshaped
thought had made him pause a second
before leaving Dallas. Now that
thought became a suspicion a sus
picion of the real truth. "A man?" he
said questioningly. "A man?"
Being thus prompted on the subject
of the claim, Lancaster was willing to
proceed, for he had no feeling that he
was obeying Dallas. "Ah'm speakin'
of a man thet filed on my section in
July," he said. "His six months is up
t'day. So Ah reckon he'll hev t' work
a new piece of track. For Ah luten' t'
hang on t' thet quarter it's goin' t
be worth a pile."
The evangelist threw him a swift
glance. "What Is the name of that
man?" he asked.
"Ah dunno. Ah clean gone an' f'got
it. Ah ought t wrote it down"
"'Would you know it if you heard
"W'y, yes 'twas some ornery name."
"Was it was it Matthews?" '
Complete bewilderment spoke from
Lancaster's wide open eyes' and mouth,
lie whirled about upon the evangelist
and seized the reins. Shadrach came
to a squatting stop, his ears turning
round to catch a command. "Thet's it!
Thet's It!" cried the section boss. "An
how d' you know?"
The two men looked at each other in
silence. Lancaster's face was dark
with distrust; David Bond's pale with
"How?" exclaimed the latter, when
his tongue at last answered his will.
"How? Becau.se Matthews came north
with me yesterday."
If Shadrach possessed the sense his
master claimed for him he must have
concluded then and there that the hu
man beings in the pung had gone
stark mad. For after some excited
shouting, the one to the other, they
brought him square about and sent
him scurrying back toward Brannon.
They did not retrace their way, but
steered due south, thus saving the few
miles that could take them again
through Clark's. Shadrach approved
the change in direction, which pointed
to a snug corner beside the friendly
bull calf, and fairly skimmed the hard
snow. He had already gone forty long
miles since morning. Yet. undaunted.
lie took up the return with good zest,
holding a smart pace unwearlly. He
breathed deep, and his long Roman
nose thrust out on a line with his
rot-kins back smoked like an eager
In the first half hour that followed
the evangelist's disquieting admission
' he listened to a wild, profane tirade
against himself for having failed to
speak of Matthews, against Dallas for
being in such a tarnal hurry, against
I,ouusbury on general principles. The
section boss found only one person
wholly exempt from .blame himself.
So he cursed, threatened, he wrung
his hands, he grabbed a crutch aud,
leaning forward, poked the straining
flanks of the white horse.
'Gentle, gentle," admonished David
Bond. "He goes fastest who goes
steadily. I have driven Shadrach nine
ty miles In twenty-two hours. And If
we are patient with him now he will
get us home by reveille."
But Lancaster only groaned un
gratefully and continued to ply the
On they went. As the short day
ended and darkness came they steered
farther to the left, for there was a
possible danger of pitching over the
river bank. When they approached
the coulee the same peril again met
them. Shadrach. however, insured
them against accident. He struck his
own trail ana Knew it. At once ne
quickened his speed, pulling the reins
taut. Behind him his master, though
utterly wearied, kept awake to watch
their course and commend him kindly.
Not so the section 1hss. His anger
finally spent, he put up his crutch and
made himself comfortable. Then, sway
ing as the pung swayed, he slept.
Far away at Fort Brannon the coun
cil was at an end. Lanterns were
whisking to and fro like giant light-
Ishmenf iipon the Tatter ana revefed in
multiple plans for a sweet revenge.
"Jes'ilet thet scalawag call again,"
he cried, shaking a crutch toward
Shanty Town. "Ah ain't much on my
laigs these days, but Ah'm right good
with my pistol arm!"
"Without his arm" began David
A wondering cry from Dnllas stop
ped him. He turned to see her point
ing at the northern sky.
A strange, wild light waa creeping
up from the horizon and tinting the
heavens. A filmy veil was mounting
the zenith and swinging gently. Swift
ly the glory grew. The veil became a
curtain of rainbow coloring, edged
with royal purple and faint red aud
lined here with orange, there with
green, again with delicate pink.
Changes followed. Green, gold and
blue lightning darted from plain to
sky, trailing fainter colors that dauced
eltishly, and the sheet of living flame
took form. It became a huge clinched
fist, resting upright upon the lighted
prairie. About It, in a sky made dark
er by contrast, gleamed the scattered
stars. Then, one by one, quivering
fingers of light shot forth from the
fist, until at length over the little
shack was outspread, palm downward,
a shimmering giant hand.
To the evangelist, watching the au
rora with upturned face, the hand was
deified. "It is a divine manifestation!"
he whispered reverently. "It brings a
message, 'Thou shalt uot be afraid for
the terror by night nor for the arrow
that flieth by day. "
Sickness in next to Impossible if you keep
th Kidneys. Liver and Bowels ia pertoct
working order wtu an occasional dose or
Dr. A. W. Chase's
Mr. S. B. Holder). No. 284 Cass Ats
Grand Rapids, Mich., gays: "I have for
years been subject to slugKUbDes of tbe
liver and constipation, the kidneys were also
Inactive and caused me a great deal or pair
across my loins. I cot soma of Dr. A. W.
Chase's Kidney-Liver Pills and they cured
the inactivity at the organs rapidly and
easily. I would not be without them." 25c
a box at all dealers. Write for a free sample.
Dr. A. W. Chase Medicine Co.. Buffalo. M. Y,
For sale at Harpar House Pharmacy
(To be Continued).
Navy Yard Bids Too High.
It has been discovered that the bids
made by our eastern navy yards for
the two new battleships to be built
were about one million dollars more
than those received from private es
tablishments. It has also been dis
covered that there is a sure way to
cure ailments of the stomach, liver and
kidneys and it is by the use of Hos
tetter's Stomach Bitters. Having been
in practical use for 54 years, it has
surely been thoroughly tested so that
when you take it you can rest assured
you have the best that science can
produce. Any time your appetite is
poor, your head aches or your bowels
are constipated just try a few doses
and see how much good it will do you
Then it is also excellent in cases of
dyspepsia, indigestion, biliousness
weak kidneys, sleeplessness, chills
colds and malaria, fever and ague.
One by one fjiUvcrino fingers of lltjht siot
Jo r Ui.
ning bugs about the' long garrison
granary and the quartermaster and
commissary warehouse, where wa
ons were being loaded with tents, am
munition, rations and forage enough
for sixty days. The library window
at headquarters was bright. Colonel
Cummings and a surgeon were re
spectively commanding and persuad
iug young Jamieson to await. his moth
er and sister at the pqst. Xick Mat
thews, attended by, a watchful ser
geant, was having his hair cut by the
citizen barber; while Lounsbury, too
joyfully excited to sleep, was in tbe
sutler's billiard room giving Fraser,
who was about to depart with the ex
pedition, a sympathetic history of the
Lancasters a history in which Mary
lyn was shrewdly made the dainty
At 5 o'clock, everything being In
readiness, a livelier activity prevailed
The outgoing troop was routed from
bed and fortified with a hot breakfast
liy G "boot9 and saddles" had sounded.
And soon, the detachment protected
from the cold by blanket coats and
with black cutties burning down the
whole length of its double line was
leading the wagon train at a good jo
toward the west
The men went gladly, accepting the
long ride as a welcome relief to the
stagnation of a garrison winter. To
them the possible dangers of the trip
were a mere matter of course, though
Guy V. Henry's march of a twelve
month before a terrible march from
Fort Robinson into the Black II ills-
was fresh in their memory. Captain
Oliver commanded, B troop being his
own. He was a brave man, but one
who let his heart Influence his better
judgment, who was neither as acute
as a soldier should be nor as cautious
Yet his commanding officer selected
him for the duty the choice insured
his remaining behind when the cam
paign of the coming summer opened,
when there would arrive from the
"states" a certain loyal little wife and
her seven babies.
An hour after the cavalry clattered
out of Brannon faithful Shadrach
limped home. The approach of the
pung did not frighten Dallas, for long
before it crossed the coulee, as she
walked noiselessly to and fro across
the' dirt floor, she heard her father's
voice urging the white horse on. She
did not understand the quick return,
but prepared for it by building up the
fire and swinging the coffee pail into
. The old men heard her story before
they stepped from the sleigh. The
evangelist as he listened thanked his
God for Lonnsbury. The section boss,
on the contrary, was made so angry
by the recital of Matthews' attack that
1 he called down,, every manner of pun-
WASHING WITHOUT WATER.
s Like Trying to Get Rid of Dandruff
Did you ever see any one trying to
wash themselves without soap or
If you did what would you say of
It is every bit as foolish to try to
get rid of dandruff and to prevent
baldness by feeding the germs which
cause It, with canthrarides, vaseline.
glycerine and similar substances which
form the principal ingredients of most
socalled hair vigors.
Xewbro's Herpicide is successful be
cause it attacks and kills the parasitic
germ which feeds on the hair roots.
It is the original and only genuine
scalp germicide manufactured.
Sold by leading druggists. Send 10
cents in stamps for sample to The
Herpicide company, Detroit, Mich
Two sizes, 50 cents and $1. T. H
Thomas, special agent.
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IF YOU SHOULD FIND THE BURDEN OF THE EXTRA EXPENSE YOU
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A SINGLE PIECE OF
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