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"Is she not worth it?" cried Jeau in
rapture. "Y"ou are welcome to every i
look that you can get. Jan Thoreau.
Best Office Building
The Honor -mof hem- Big Snows
But the foreigner I w iil skin hiiu alive
OF WOWS LIFE
aud spit him with the devil thorn if
he so much as peeps at her out of the
wrong way of his eye."
2d Ave., 17th St.
THE ROCK ISIAXD ARGUS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1912.
I Rock Island : :
Th Nw Agont and His Son.
JAN tbrnst a band inside Lis coat
and clutched at ti paprs that
Jean de Cravcis had read. Then
he drew them forth slowly and
heli them crumpled iu bis finger,
while for many minutes be stared
straight out into the gray gloom of the
Ills eyes shifted. They went from
rook to rock and from tree to tree ud- i
til at Inst they rented upon a glint I
prue which hunt; out over the pre
cipitous woll of the ridge. Its thick top
tMW-kontng and sighing to the Mark
rock that shot up out of the suow 500
tt kiow. Mukee hud told Jan its
story. In the first siitnmu of the wo-
He Thrust In th .Papa1-, Crowded
Them Down and Filled the Hole V ith
Chunk f Bark.
DiiD'i llf at Lac 15a In be and Per-
bod clluiled the old ,ruee. lopping oCf I
It branches until only the black cup 1
remained, and after that It n known '
for mid wide lis the "lobKtiek" of (.'urn j
mill' wife. It wns . voiceless ceno-
tiiph whli h signlnV' fhat u 11 the honor i
and love known to ihe wilderness peo- J
hud leen given to her. 1
To It went Jun. the papers still held ;
In' hit hand. II'' had seen a pair of j
v!i!-.Uy Jack storing food In the Imtt I
ef the tree two or three summers be-
fre. and now bis fingers groped for j
the hole. When he found It he thrust
In the pn-in, crowded them dowu
and tilled the hole with chunks of bark.
"Always tuy sinter, aud uever any
thing more to Jan Thoreau," be said
gently In French as If he were sicak
itig to a spirit In the old tree. "That
Is the honor of these mows; it Is what
the great liod means us to be. I swear
that Juu Thoreau will never do wrong i
to the little Mell-we!" With a fa
white and set In lta determination be I
turned slowly away from the tree.
When he came Into the cabin for J
breukfant next morning Jan's face
showed signs of the struggle through
which be bud gone. Cummius bad al- ,
ready titiinhed. and he found Mellsse j
aloue. Her buir wait bnislx-d back iu (
Its old, smooth way, and when she i
heard him she flung ber long braid
ofer hrr shoulder, so that It fell down
in front of her. lie saw the move-
uient. and smiled hi-) thanks without
"Yon don't look well, Jan." she said
anxiously. "You are pale, and your
eyes are bhxxlshot."
"I mu not feeling righf." he ndmit-
te-1. trylni; to pwar cheerful, "but this I
coffee will make a new man of me.
You make the best cofTee in the world,
"What are you polng to do today,
I'.rotiicr .Inn?" the nsked.
"linve out on the Churchill trail.
I.iloi wain supplies, urn! he's too ;
busy with his trap lines to com in." J
" t: ton take me?" i
"I'm afraid not. Melisse. It's a
twelve m'.ie ruu aud a heavy load."
"Very well. I'll net ready lmiue- i "You're as pretty as b fairy. Me
diately." i llsst :-' he exclaimed, his eyes shiniug
She Jiimpid up from the table, dart- with admiration. Trettter than the
lot fuu at hint with her eyes, and raa fairy in the txk!
to r.er tmm. I "Thank you. brother mine! I be-
"Si's too fur. Melisse." he called aft-(
er li-r. "It s too far, aud I ve a heavy
"I'ldn't I take that twenty ml'.e run
with jini over to li, dear! Jan,
hare jou seen my new Ivnx kiu capT
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"It's out here, hanging on the waTI,"
replii-d Jan, falling Into ber humor de
spite himself. "Kut I say. Melisse"
"Are the dogs ready?" she called.
"If they're not I'll be dressed before
you ran harness them. Jan." j
"They'll be here within fifteen min-'
mes." be replied, surrendering to her.
Her merry face, laughing triumph at ,
Mm through the partly open door, do-,
stroyed the last vestige of bis opposi-i
tion, and be left ber with something:
of his old cbeerlness of manner, whis-;
tling a gay forest tune as be hurried ,
toward the store. j
When be returned with the team Me-1
lisse was waiting for him, a gray thing
of silvery lynx fur, with her cheeks, :
Hps and eyes aglow, ber trim little feet!
clad in soft caribou boots that came!
to ber knees, and with a bunch of the '
brilliant ba knees h fastened jauntily In j
ber tap. j
"I've made room for you." he saldj
In greeting, pointing to the sledge, j
"Which I'm not going to fill for five,
miles at least." declared Melisse. :
"Isn't It a glorious morning, Juu? I
feel as if I can run from here to
With a crack of hjs whip and a
shout, Jan swung the dogs across the'
open, with Mellsse running lightly at;
bis side. From their cabin Jean and '
Iownka called out shrill adieus. j
"The day is not far off when tbey !
two will be as you and I. my Iowaka.'
said Kiu 1o his Hetle free. "I wager ;
you 'Jnt it will be before her next
Aud Melisse was saying: ;
"I wonder if there are mnny people,
as happy as Jean and Iowaka'." j
She caught ber breath, and .Inn crack-;
ed on the dogs in a spurt that left her j
panting, a full dozen rods lx-hlnd him.!
With n wild halloo he (.topped the
team uud waited !
"That's unfair, J in! You'll have to .
put lue on the sledge." I
He tucked her in among the furs, j
and the dogs strained ot their traces.!
with Jan's whip curling and snapping i
over their backs, until they were leap
ing swiftly and with unbroken rhythm
of motion over the smooth trail. Then
Jan gathered In bis whip and ran close
to the leader, bis moccasined feet tak
ing the short, quick, light steps of the
trained forest runner, bis chest thrown
a little out. bis eyes Uou the twist
ing trail ahead.
Mile after mile slipped behind, and
not until they reached the mountain
on which be bad fought the mission
ary dii) Jan bring his dogs to a walk.
Melisse 1umieil from the sledge and
ran quickly to his side
"I can beat you to the top now!"
she cri'd. "If you catch me" There
was the old witching challenge in her
She sped up the side of the ridge,
I'antii.g mid breathless. Jan pursued!
with the dogs. Her ndvaufage was i
too great for him to overcome this I
-time, and she stood laughing down at '
liim when he came to the top of the j
Ueve you do still love me a little.'
"More tlnin ever in my life." r-plied
Jnu ijuii-kly, though he tried to hold
As they went on to Idoj he found ,
that the Joyousnena of the morning
was giving way again to the old g'ooi.
and heartache. "Brother Jan. Brother
Jan. Brother Jan!" The words pound
ed themselves Incessantly in his brain
until they, seemed to keep time with
his steps beside the sledtre.
Ledoq was stripping the hair fat
from a fox skin when the team pulled
np In front of bis cabin. When he
saw the daughter of the factor at Lac
Bain with Jan he Jumped briskly to
his feet, flung his cap through the door
of the 6hack and began bowing and
scraping to her with all his might
Mellsse laughed merrily as Ledoq
continued to bow before her. rattling
away In a delighted torrent of French.
"Ah, thes ees wan gr-r-reat complee
man, M'selle Melisse." he said. Then
he turned to Jan. "Did you meet the
. "We met no team."
Ledoq looked puzzled. Half a mile
away the top of a snow covered ridge
was visible from the cabin. He point
ed to It
"An hour ago I saw it going west
ward along the mountain three men
and six dogs. Whom have you out
from Lac Bain?"
"No one." replied Jan. "It must have
1 been the new agent from Churchill.
We expect ldni early this winter. Shall
j we hurry back. Melisse. and see If h
I has brought our . books and violin
J "Ton must havg dinner with me."
Jan caught a quick signal from Me
"Not today, Ledoq. It's early and
we have a Innch for the trail. What
do yon say. Mellsse?"
"If you're not tired. Jan."
He tossed the last package from the
sledge and cracked his long whip over
the dogs backs as they Imtb cried out
their farewell to the little Frenchman
"Tired!" he repented, running close
beside ber as the team swung lightly
back into the trail and laughing down
Into her face. "How could I ever get
"Mr. Dixnn, this is my brother, Jan."
tired with you watching me run
"I wouldn't mind if you did -just a
little. Jan. Isn't there room for two'-''
She gave u coquettish little shrug of
her shoulders, and Jan leaped upon tbo
moving sledge, kneeling close behind
her. j weeks early, ami I shall I.o gone until
"Always, always. I have to ask you'"! after the big roast. If I rom;; in here
she pouted. "Von needn't get too neai i another week I shall tell Melisse. and
you know, if you don't want to'" j then"
The old, sweet challenge iu her voice , He shrugged his shoulders despair
was Irresistible, snd for a moment Jan j ingly.
felt himself surrendering to if. He ! "And then wlnt."
leaned forward until his chin was i
buried in the silken lynx fur of her;
coat, and for a single breath he felt
the soft touch of her cheek against his
own. Then he gave a sudden shout to
the dogs so loud thnt it startled her
and his whip writhed and snapped
twenty feet above their heads like a
thing filled with lire.
He sprang from the sledge and again j
witn me team, urging tnem on
faster and faster until they dropped
I into a panting walk when they came
to the ridge along which Ledoq two 1
hours before had seen the strangers
hurrying toward Lac Rain.
They did not lunch on the trail, but
drove Into tiie post In time for dinner.
Jean de Gravois nnd Croisset came
forth from the store to meet them.
"You have company, my dear." cried
Jean to Melisse "two gentlemen
fresh from London on the last boat
and one of them younger and hand
somer than your own Jan Thorean.
They are woitinc for you in the cabin,
where your father is getting them din
ner and telling them how beautifully
you would have made the coffee if yon
were there." j
"Two!" id Jan as Mellsse left them, j
"Who are they?
'The new agent, M. Timothy Dix
on, as red as the plague, and fatter
than a spawning fish. And bis sou.
who has come aloDg for fun. be says;
and I U-lleve he will get what he's
Thoreau. for he looketl little too Ijoldly
tt my Iowaka wheu she came iuto the
store Just now.
4- ... at ax
::. f . . . - . 3.. . '
"There are two of the foreigners at
Nelson House, and two on the hol
daia. and one"
An hour later Jan went slowly across i
the open to Cummins' cabin. As he I
paused for an instant at the door he
heard a laugh that was strange to him.
and when be oiiened It to enter he'
stood jierplexed and undecided. Me- :
lisse had risen from the table at the j
sound of his approach, and his eyes
quickly passed from her flushed face
to the young man who was sitting op
posite her. He caught a nervous trem
ble in her voice when she said:
"Mr. Dixon, this is my brother, Jan."
The stranger jumped to his feet and
held out a band.
"I'm glad to know you. Cummins."
"Thoreau," corrected Jan quietly, as
he took the extended hand. "Jan Tho
"Oh. I beg your pardon. I thought"
He turned inquiriugly to Melisse. The
flush deepened in her cheeks as she be
gan to gather up the dishes.
"We ore of no relation." continued
Jan. something impelling him to speak
the words with cool precision. "Only
we have lived under the same roof
since fhe w-as a baby, and so we have
come to be like brother and sister."
"Miss Melisse has been telling me
about your run this morning." ex
claimed the young Englishman, his
face reddening slightly as he detected
the girl's embarrassment "I wish I
had seen it"
"There will be plenty of It very
soon," replied Jan. eaught by
frankness of the other's manner. "Our
runners will be going out among the
trappers within a fortnight."
"And will they take me?"
"Y'ou may go with me if you can run.
I leave the day after tomorrow."
"Thanks." said Dixon, moving to
ward the door.
Melisse did not lift her head as he
went out. Faintly she said:
"I've kept your dinner for you, Jan.
Why didn't you come soouer?"
"I had dinner with Gravois," he ro
plied. "Jean said that you would
hardly be prepared for live, MelLsse. so
I accepted his Invitation."
lie took down from the wall a
slcdire coat, in which Melisse had
mended a rent a day or two before,
anil, throwing it over his arm, turned
He faced her slowly, knowing thnt
in spite of himself there was a strange-
ness in his manlier which she would
"Why are you poiiif: nw.ny the day
after tomorrow two weeks before the
others? You didn't tell me."
'I'm piing a hundred miles into the
south," he answered.
"Over the Nelson House trail?"
"Oh!" Her lips curled slijrhtly as she
looked fit hi in. Then she laughed, and
a bright spot leaped into either cheek.
"I understand, brother," she snid soft
ly. "I'ardou me for ipiestioniiis? you
so. I had for.sotten that the MacVeijth
irl lives on the Nelson trail. Iowaka
says that she is as sweet as a wild flow
er. I wish ynu would have her come
up and visit us some time. Jan."
.Jan's face went red. then white, but
Melisse saw only the first effect of her
random shot ntnl was briskly gathering
up the dishes.
"I turn off info the free lake country
before I reach MacYei.Th's." be was on
the point of saying, lint the words huns
upon his lips, and he remained silent.
A few minutes later be was talking
with Joan de Gravois. The little
Frenchman's fnce was ominously dark,
and he piuTed furiously upon his pie
when Jan told him why he was leaving
at once f.r t'.e s.-uth.
"Uut!ii.r' a way:" he repeated for the
f lit li time in French, his thin lips curl
iiit: in a sneer. "I am sorry that I gave
ynu my oath. .It:i Thoreau. else I would
g.) myself and lei! Melisse what I read
in the papers. I isii'. Why can't yon
"I may some day." sn!d Jan. "That
is whv I am going into the south two
"I should go away forever.'
Jean snapped his lingers with a
; la turn.
j "Then remain
Thoreau. and if
nnother week, Jan
it turns out as you
say I swear I will abandon my two
Iowakas and little Jean to the wolves!"
"I a in going the day after tomor- i
! The next mornine Iowaka eninnlnlnaul
I to Mellsse that Gravois was us surly
j as a ,,f"lr-
(to lie continued)
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Hcheft .1. Thompson of Chicago was
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I'nissia, to be consul at Sin (liold. Ens-
London -Mrs. II. Sheldon, the
; Aire rii an arti.v who was ThuiKilay re-
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j Peking Chang Ch"n Yu. who was
j allf ged to lie the originator of a con
tiii.uy in Hankow aud also Uh- iimti
i ;:'' r of f iii- attempts to shoot several
j members of the Ho liiui assembly,
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' inil executed.
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