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THE ABGUS. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1891.
. be had du up the name
fSV . -ver knew or cared, I reck-
".u we round, red face, heavy
B l brick dust hair plainly have
i first pnri. wi iw aiuc
... tuplllanu lira, j mail, mm
.'.:-. nil h kindly manner.
ttletosay. He did not use a
w hittle dry Roods boxes and
tfll.e . i .nt ,Tiffi whpn lnufinir
1 t the saloon, but stood
. hi - heavy less wide apart, his
" -twirwd and his hands
jp in his pockets, as if on the deck
!., nnrtner. had a pack train
u', lliirly wife with a jaw like a
m,e could ride a niuie ana sue
i .... ifuII uu a fikviin
I ,.rjv--H IJlU'f
,nath:tt in n -
from, in rati, nuocwiy
. - . I ....... n.liAKa n D I" Kl. 1 IT
r ' -m We had nil tninWed in there
P'n-lien f.'.M found a lon line
urnv from California, through
to Malm. ve nuu lounu
k l.aw e ,,nl' dav al)out noon, and
: jUtwe had a "city" staked off,
rvmii". the biji woman included.
;w amla mining claim, vveum not
, ,m: we only knew that
Several hundred miles from the
""white haiiitation; that we were a
',(,! and so must have law and
"arecipler to record or claims and
'n. .. o in.h'p to nass judgment, and a
.WODe ni-i't. hy the light of a great
. fcQi.l Urc "'
' . . .... I I . . . , OTm a rt n .1
e tne ni'-"
I lr. ( .l'in, now a rich and re-
e-nie tnercnant in sun Iran
r. Turn Hound, the butcher,
ht-rifT and the writer of this.
man's tn.-oas. I counted Bis teeth' as T
stood th re, ni .ried to keep from think
ing and breaking down. - Borne Indians sat
on a hill a little way off watching na. And
Waymire, now one of the big lawyers of
San Frai Cisco, sat on his hone, with his
soldiers lot far beyond, watching the In
dians; for Waymire was then a distin
guished young officer in the army.
Theresas a little commotion close by
and the scaffold again creaked as a tall
tank, sun burned and slender man, all rags
and hat a ad shoes, with an ox whip nhder
his arm, pushed the dog aside, and step
ping to tl e very edge of the scaffold said
hastily: " 'Sense me, gentlemen, my steers
is strayed, and I thought that some of you
a-comin into the hangin might a-seen 'em;
a ballfaon an a brindle; emigrant steers)
puny poor steers, but all me an my folks
have got, and I've got to find 'em. Didn't
see 'em, nobody? Two steers, two emi
grant steers; a ballfaceand a brindle."
Xo one spoke. The man whose teeth I
had been counting shut up shop for a sec
ond, and 1 managed to get my eyes away
from him and off to the dusty old emigrant,
who was about backing down from the
scaffold to the ground. Xow the vjy that
he spoke told me that he was a sort of
preacher. orexhortr at least. I whispered
this to He unil.
"I say, chip in here.
All right, Shed,
'II b.nl hii:, woolly, black dog de-
jti lit". l"Hl "t,nlan was aevoteu
tis tro. V, K ,M'S Kaw this very
a isJ a half to several hundred men.
dot, art at to sre unv i up.
i. ,,-na nfP u nun f T1 Vw
4i nines uistann, nerry, nis Dig
'(.;!. Il;e bu; w ciolly dog and all to-
a mom n me caravan came nacK
mil we had the city already
j3J we hail a graveyard started
aiti? till, too, for we had taken some
iri:;h us rrotn Laniornia.
-;rat:me tiie pat-K train startea lor
aimin. Bf rry, nis nig wire, Ked
: at wooHy dog and all.
jsm .rani? fuur miners met the pack
jainmt bail way lrom The Dalles, as
r were coiumg back to Canyon City
joorsw Ii '"led with supplies. The big' seer"
LiUUIT nitila or 1 1. l.An.1 t "T
"All right. Tom; let 'em chip."
The lan t man let his hat fall dnwn v
the dog and his knees fell on the hat with
a thump. Then Hound wanted to kneel,
too, for hi did not like his job, I can tell
you that, but his right hand was holding
on to the gnarly and twisted noose, and he
knew better than let go of it. So he looked
at Shed and he said:
"You don't mind. Shed?"
"I don't mind, Tom."
And so he put the noose around the
man s neck and kindly looked and waited
a second t see if it was all right.
"Hurt ye. Shed?."
"No, doi't hurt; don't hurt now, Tom."
And then Tom went down on his knees,
and the boys bowed their heads and cried.
Yon could hear tbem cry. Why, the very
old dog s.med to feel the atmosphere of
pity and tbe pathos of the scene.
But let ns end this. The old emigrant
arose: his hat lay before him and Hound
stooped to pick it np.
"Give us that hat," said a husky voice
Hound handed down the hat.
"Bout clone, Tom," whispered Shed.
'"Bout done, Shed, jist a minute now,"
answered Tom, as he raised np with the
hat, heavy from the collection. Shed saw
this and siiid:
'Tnd me a dollar till, till"
hy, hed, here I'll chip in for both.
Thank yer, Tom. An now, Tom?"
well, Shed ?"
"Ye'll see me pnt away, eh?"
"Why, there, see? That's the grave all
'Thiink yer, Tom, thank yer; an I'm all
Urn re the hell mule at the head cf
. m:k train and swore lustily at the
taaad tbeir laden horses for not getting
I; of her way faster. Behind the pacL
Ivi rame lii-d Shed shuffling alone lenrl-
; his horse, and with bead held down. I
i . , ,rt i ... i t i i
eutlp wis uii lu w wen xuit xjcrry nils ic'ij.
in sit'it, either. Then st ch a crash and ierkl The doir
Batajthi-; crossed a spur of the moon- sprang down to tbe ground and began to
ami came to a creek they saw off to ! howl, and the men fell back, fell back and
KrK'it, or rattier toe iirst bend, old aown, as k snot ly graneshot and canister.
sily Dowlim; dismally by the edge of a) Around and around swung the huge and
;ciet. The dog did not seem to see tbem 1 Heaving body, and then it suddenly stopped:
:Dot;..ttliem, hut would start on nfter stopped rirht still, and with the face lifted
pack tram, then stop and howl, as if to and the bead a little sidewise. it looked
ilk' bit; woman and Red Shed that they straight at Tom Honnd and I; looked black
j forgotten something. at us, you may say, but not unkindly, for
io wnen the dog, after howling a min- only two or three seconds, yet it seemed
years, tor no one had thought of the black
;t or st, turned about and ran back iuto
i tiiici.et, one of the men handed his
& to tbe miner nearest him in the trail.
:i.giin in hand, went to see what was up.
laere lay Uerry in the edge of the bush
id shot through the head, his hair all
joi, and his torn clothes all dust from
g been dragged there.
Ii men wrote everything down in a
.3 note bouk with a pencil, so that there
aid be no mistake about the facts, and
. navmg nothing to dig a grave with.
;ty found a hollo w place not far off on
-ebiUideaud laid the body there, cover-
u witu a heap of stones.
Thty said nothing when ther sot back
tilth pack train came in, Shed, the big
jmaa, tae oig woolly dog too.
Tut text day after the nack train ant
iTjni Hound, tbe sheriff, called at the
aj'onian's camp. She was washing a
Nr of biankets aud t he water was bloody.
-u.iuiiounu mat Shed bad killed an
tatiop and tied it while yet warm on top
Where was Berry? Oh. Rerrv nnH ),
-ii (billed un at Tim DhIIm? 1i l,u,l Dnn
Jvayand she had come her wav. "and
Br finders snapped in the air. she towwd
sfrbig head as she turned on her big heel
jaa snupped like a steel trap.
Hound fuumi si,, tne rIukIo-j id jog
heels, out on the hill with tbe mules,
"'ft wide apart, bis hands deep in his
i ai.u ins neau Dent low. Le was
Then snddenly it began to twist and
whirl and wind the other way, and we two
tumbled bick and down to the ground as
best we could, for fear that we might faint.
I left ouud to finish his work alone,
and set out on a loug, circuitous walk over
the hills to try and shake off the nightmare
of this misernble day on my way home. I
sat down on a bowlder for half an hour
above the town, and on rising np and look
ing back, a one always will after a day
like this, only then I saw tbe huge and
j shadowy c.ld dog. I went home hastily.
but more than once the old dog bumped
his huge, !owed head against my heels.
The next morning I found him lying
close by my door, and be put out his nose
a little, licked his tongue out just tbe least
bit, as if he wanted to say that his brave
old heart was broken, but he didn't whine
Of conns I couldn't stand the dog at all,
and so I went to Honnd. After some mut
tering and sullen protests against my re
quests thac be should take the dog to the
woman, he finally put a tow string around
his huge neck and we together led him to
She caaw tearing out like a wild beast
a kettle of hot water in one band aud a
knife in tbeother, and oaths enough in her
mouth to Kink a ship.
''You've hung an innocent man!" she
shrieked, ts she hurled the boiling water
ttuiiR a little colony of ants reforming 'at Hound.
men vno tinea Jierry?"
ircuri.tis little ritv A mnln .r.
t in this nnt hill, and the big man,
r"li I.'ld dl'.Vn. H'llGBn IkMCV e. I. a
Jtcsnl tneni that he did not see or hear
"f ';'.1 ul' tlK hand was on his shoulder.
r' r'r'ht. Tom; only let me lead the
.iion to water and sort.er herd 'em
J-' trial was held in the city square
"v tue liyht or a big Jog fire.
I tut- dug was surely the only friend
hl Mu d had. The big woman was
11 "re Why she was not there, why
not tnen a prisoner and on trial
iiui M.".in strange passing strange,
"'.those were the days when women
'mieu' rights to perfection. For
tnul and the sentence of death
'"'ii nus,ed and all rather hastily, so
tue toy, might not lose any sleep, but
a!'in gu.,d time to see the hanging
L !"".. " way to nis cabin saw her
fr ' ,llli'""5 down a pair of blankets
"iind wrked all night aud got up a
1,,, ',,UI1"1 by the little grave3"ard.
a.', ' a"5' "ne to look at it would have
'twas e,,uai to the scaffolds of a much
. ' I;,-" -"it yon. Shed?"
Ail tigm, Tom; 'bout noon."
""uijni I d kinder Uke to let the boys
ten 1 r"uml Hbou'- They don't have
.!Y! '"" 'em, you know." '
A'l right, Tom; let 'em git in."
j a warm day to be so late in the
-heH u ere 'our of us on tbe acaffold
li H,""'d, the dog and myself. Shed
""d lo me to say some
ti,",' ,r,Rt lei,st help sing. But it was
Ubi.. ,thfre! Tbe d8 kePt rolling
to v heil1 UP against Shed's tied
r'f""1'"6 ttnd whin'OK U the
lao 'U Hrtl shed that was lo be
triuu. Uu lmmense crowd; a queer,
lnnied J' Itunienp so close that it
. OKunst the new scaffold till it
fcetab7ra"d raked. The men, as I re
stbj now nearly U had their
"'Mnct'r they looked up at ns- 1
-- . recall looking away down in one
buck over my shoulder from a safe dis
"1 killed him and I'll kill you, you
devill" She was frenzied with rage, but
we were W ill out of her way.
"Have t hang another one, Tom," I said
finally aft r we had walked to his butcher
6hop iu sil 'iice.
He tied the dog back by his bunk and
patted his bowed old head for a loug time.
Then be came out and np to me and said
sharply, "Not much."
"Well, what will we do?"
"What will we do? Keep our damn
mouths shut and do nothing. That's what
we'll do. Didn't you know afore that
Shed was a-dyin for her? Well, I did, an
that's why I kinder took to Shed an tried
to make lis haugin easy like. He was
willi u to die for her, an he did die for her,
an that set ties it."
Hound bad thrown these words off from
him as from his shoulder with his big
sledge hammer right band, and I simply
said, half to him and half to myself, as I
went back to my cabin, in a sort of echo,
"That settles it."
And the next morning, before the break
of day, a big woman on a big bell mule,
with a bunch of grass stuffed in the mule's
bell, rode iuietly out of camp on her way
to The Dal les. Tbe pack train stole quietly
on after, ft Uowed by a tramp picked up for
the oceanic n. And all so still.
Then Tom aud X went to the carpenter
and had pretty cross and a headboard
made for i.he new grave on the hill, and
Tom took '.he dog along to see ns put them
np. . -
What became of the woman ? Well, now,
I don't lik.j to say anything hard of any
woman or record any woman's decline or
fall But the last beard of her she was
keeping a (warding house for congressmen
in Washington. It is hard to stop when
once on tin downward road. Joaquin Mil
ler in San Francisco Wasp.
Salt is u iefal when ink Is freshly spilled
oa a oarpe - Apply tbe salt at once; it b
orba tbe Ink. and the two form a crust
readily ret loved. ...
Chorus of Bystanders Look out! the
sate xs falling.
1 ! I !
A Few Day a Off.
Einro I am off on a littln rilow nnt
and I would like to have you join me for
a few days.
Kinsley What's the matter? Ia vrmr
wife house cleaning?
Bingo Worse than that She's trim
ming a hat. Cloak Review.
Cause and Effect.
Mother That Van vwv irrw1 rf vin
Emil, to drink that cod liver oil; now
yon shall have a large piece of cako.
Father (calling out in adjoining room)
Halloa, who has been putting oil in
my ink pot? Unterhaltungsblatt
wnat is more attracuve man a nrettv
face with a fresh, bright complexion? For
it. use l'ozzon.e Powder.
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parts a pleasant taste to the month, and an agree
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bore's Choc-To Gum is the best, try it once, and
you will use 110 other afterwards. If any dealer
yon ask for it, has not got it. uke no other, but go
somewhere else. You will find all progressive
oeairrs nave ii, mat is me class or dealers to pat
ronize always for anything you want.
CHEW BORC'S CHOC-TO CUM,
59 A. 61 S, CAIAL ST..
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M ' CO .
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East. South and Southeast.
Lv. Rock Island..
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