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J. IVES. J. K. HANNEQAN,
WtsowlSut. Owl Tkt. Fata. Act.
CCOAT. AfIO, IOWA.
t Was While illV mind urna in T,5o
Bt-.to of love and anxiety that I finished
her picture. She looks at you from the
canvas just as bhe looked at me monrn
f u I and tender as a wounded dove.
A.s an excuse for further visits I told
her that I must now paint a portrait of
Knight, and she gladly assented. I pre
pared my canvas and waited impatiently
fo- her next visit.
It was autumn by this timeautumn
gloriously beautiful, as it can only be in
th so mountains. Not with the splendor
of variegated forests, although they are
very beautiful, too. I sometimes shut'
tuyeyes and my imagination pictures
our old home in Illinois, especially as it
us ?d to look in the fall of the year. The
lo-v hills which surrounded our valley
fa: in were covered with oak, maple,
hickory, cherry, hackberry and many
ot er trees, and at that time of the year
th y were russet and crimson and gold
with the first kisses of decay.
Wild grapevines swung from branch
to branch filled with small purple clus
ter, acid, to be sure, but nectar to a
be y's taste. Black and red were hung in
te npting profusion. Nuts lay thick in
the fallen leaves or came rattling down
through the hazy air. The sumach,
nix?t gorgeous of American plants,
bl ized in glory and offered its spikes of
velvet berries. Crows called from the
tr jetops. Bluejays added a bit of pure
azure to the mosaic of color. Black
birds rose in clouds from the cornfields
ar d squirrels chattered over their abun-d-
nt stores. Along the roadside, in the
feace coiners, bittersweet hung its
ccral berries among great purple and
wiute wild asters and the large, pale
piak blooms of horsemint. A little
ri .-er bordered the farm on one side, and
w i could hear its waters plunging over
a milldam just out of sight.
You know how short lived this beauti
fcl time is in that latitude. But while
Niture was calling me in her most allur
ing voice to come out and be happy I
husked corn from early morning till
night. Then, after the horses were cared
for and the milking done, I crawled into
my small, low chamber under the roof,
tco tired even to rest and sleep.
Crying to God for venaennce .
But let us come back to the mountains.
Fere we haJ none of this, but instead
the indescribable colors of the great
r.-tnge, the golden splendor of the sun
sliining through an atmosphere like
a nber wine. I breathed balsamic odors.
I walked over fragrant beds of pine
needles, and searched for the latest
Rocky mountain wild flowers un
eijualed in all the northern world and 1
d reamed of my love. No matter what her
father might be, 1 remembered that her
mother had taught her to pray, and be
lieve me, Jim, it is the mother who
makes us what we are.
My own mother, who died when 1 was
a child, was a passionate lover of beauty.
I have seen her kiss the early flowers
f iat I used to bring her; 1 have seen her
t'-nder blue eyes watch the sunset with
a look of longing in them as if she were
t red of her hard life and would be glad
t go where there was rest. Had she
been alive 1 would have asked her to
c jme, and I would have placed my love
i:i her mothorlv arms and felt that she
was safe. But I had no one.
Vhile sitting in my cabin waiting for
terl was startled by a rapid step, a rush
of the dog and in she came, panting and
viute as death.
"What is it, Carol? What is it. child?"
I cried, springing toward her.
"Oh, she frightened me so Mannella!
he found it out that 1 came here, and
the and Jose were talking last night "and
they said that 1 must be put out of . the
way! Oh, Mr. on Kauko! where is it
they would put me?"'
"They shall not harm you," 1 said, as
calmly as I could, for 1 wished to quiet
l.er. I did not take her in my arms, as 1
wish that I had. but we men are not so
1 ad as the erotic school of novelists paint
t at least some of us are not. 1 know
that to me she standing there in her
helpless, unprotected innocence seemed
to sacred that I felt it would be profana-
1 ion to lay my hands upon her, even in
t he tenderest love.
"Tell me, Carol," I said, "if you know
why they wish to put yon out of the way.
You are safe now; don't be frightened.
but try to think."
"Oh, I know," she said, bursting into
tears; "they have my mother's money,
her jewels all that was hers and they
1 hink that I will want them. They think
1 hat I will tell some one who will take
All my irresolution, my miserable dal
lying, was now at an end. Here was a
case for the Vigilantes. I would go at
once and lay the matter before them,
nnd I would also go to the legal authori
1 ies, if any could be found, and have a
jruardiau appointed for my love. Fool
that I had been, to sit dreaming over her
Dortrait when her sweet life was at stake,
"Carol," said I, ."can you stay here
-vith your dog while I go to Helena?
You must never go back to your borne.
You are my little girl now, and I must
jind another home where there is some
j food, kind woman to take care of you.
3arel leave you? You have Knight,
itnd you see there are strong bolts on the
"5F "i !
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THE AKGU8, WEDNESDAY. APRIL
She gave me a look that will eo with
me to my grave. Adoration and grati
tude shone from her soul lit eyes, drown
ed as they were in tears.
"I am not afraid todav " she
Alannella and Jose are drinking so hard,
and they expect some friends, nnrl th
will all dance and eat and drink and
forget all about me until they get sober
"But they are watching you?" A.
"Mannella never remembers anvt.hino-
when ehe is drinking."
"Very well. then. If you do not like
to shut yourself up in the dark while I
am gone put Knight on the watch, and
watch yourself. You can see far down
the gorg, and thero is no other way for
them to come. Keep strict watch, Carol,
and if you see any one bolt the door and
window. Keep your dog with you and
you will bo safe until I can return so
good-by for a little while; I shall not be
gone a moment longer than I can help.
You are used to being alone, Carol?"
"Oh, yes; Knight and I are not afraid
in your house," she said, "and we have
the other Carol, my twin, to keep us
She tried to smile through her tears,
and I turned and left her.
I ran half the way to Helena. I was a
good pedestrian in those days, and my
feet seemed winged, like those of Mer
cury. When I reached town and hurriedly
told my story there was intense excite
ment. "Deserve to lie hanged yourself,"
growled some one whom they called
"X." "If you knew that this Cleaves
was in the vicinity why, in God's
name, were we not told?"
"I know nothing of him," said I, "or
his whereabouts. I am here to get pro
tection for the child."
"And you shall have it," said twenty
voices, and as many men were examin
ing revolvers and tightening saddle
girths, a fierce, determined band the
famous Vigilantes of Montana.
I provided myself with a horse and
we rode rapidly away. Few words were
spoken none was needed. Every man
n that company knew his duty.
We never slackened our pace until we
reached my cabin. There the first ob
ject we saw was the mangled body of
the faithful dog, showing that he had
died in fierce conflict How I got down
from my horse I never knew. I only
know that I had my dead darling in my
arms my dead darling with a Mexican
dagger in her heart and was crying to
God for vengeance.
"Vengeance is ours!" said a deep voice.
"Forward, men! Vigilantes of Montana,
do your duty!"
Iu l3ss than two hours, as I was told
afterward, the Mexican gang were
swinging, with blackened faces, from
the limb of a blasted pine.
Look from the window, Jim. You see
that marble cross? It marks her grave,
and her faithful Knight sleeps at her
feet; and some day I shall lie down be
side her my pure, unsullied bride in
death. Call it German mysticism, or
what you will, but this place to mo is
filled with her presence and I can never
remain away from it. That face, the
face of the picture, seems to float in the
light clouds about the mountain's crest,
and the silvery mists which rise from the
vallej- cast a divine radiance around it,
making all other women seem earthly
and commonplace. I have dedicated my
life and my work to her memory, and
wait for death as my wedding day.
That is the story of the picture, Jim.
What, old man! crying? So you news
paper fellows have hearts, after all.
Iiet's turn in. The night is devilish
cold, although you may not realize it.
But under half a dozen California blank
ets and a buffalo robe you will sleep like
May you write it out in full? Yes;
they have the picture let them have
the story to sanctify it.
IToldirtff Him liiwn.
They were looking into the window of
a crockery store, when ihe old man ob
served: "Mary, there's some mighty fine spit
boxes for on1 sixteen cents. We never
had one. and i guess we'll invest."
"I guet-s we won't ! They're too high."
"Only sixteen cents."
"Yes, but when j'on get too good to
spit on a rag carpet which cost me forty
two cents a yard yon can put your head
out of the window or go to the door.
Detroit Free Press.
An Ethical l'oint.
La Fiancee I am sorry to hear papa
is speculating so heavily.
Le Fiance By jove! It is almost
criminal for a man to speculate with
money that ought to be saved for bis
1 reams Are Wonderful.
Dr. Reid had a blister applied to his
head, and plaster which was put on after
ward causing excessive pain, he dreamed
of falling into the hands of Indians and
being scalped. A whisper in the ear is suf
ficient to produce a dream, and it is re
lated of a certain officer that his compan
ions in this way conducted him through
the whole process of a quarrel, which
ended in a duel, and when the parties were
supposed to meet a pistol was put into his
hand, which he fired, and was . awakened
h ttui reoort. Casaeu's Magasine.
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