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THH3 NORTH PLATTE SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE
n Jl SANE GREY tl.or of Riders of the Purple Sage. rfras-- -ev ai0 v iLir i - COPYRIGHT -2UC M A R P E H AND Chapter VIII Continued ""Snore 1 appreciate It, Dick, know flow you care for that boss. 1 SUC8S raebbe Charley Ladd has loved hoRSl An' one not so good us Sol. I was only tryln' your nerve, Dick, askln' you without tcllln' my plan. Sol won't got a scratch, you can gamble on that I I'll ride him down Into the valley an' pull thejGrenscrs out Into the open. Thcy'vo got short ranged carbines. They can't keep out of range of the .40.", an' I'll bo takln the dust of their lead. They can't gain on Sol, an' he'll run them down when I want. Can you beat It?" "No. It's great I . . . But sup pose a raider comes out on Dlanco Diablo?" "I reckon that's the one weak placo In my plan. Hut If they do, well, Sol can outrun Diablo. An' I can always kill the white devil I" Lndd's strange bate of the horso showed In tho passion of his last words, In his hardening jaw and grim set Hps. Gale's hand went swiftly to tho ranger's shoulder. "Loddy. Don't kill Diablo unless It's to save jour life." "All right. Hut by G d, If 1 get a chance I'll make Blanco Sol run htm off his legs 1" Ho spoke no more and set about changing the length of Sol's stirrups. When he had them adjusted to suit, h mounted and rodo down th6 trail and out upon the level. Ho rodo leisurely as If merely going to water his horse. Tho long black rlllo lying across Ma saddle, however, was ominous. Galo securely tied tho other horso j to a mesqulte nt hand, and took a 1 position behind a low rock over which J he could easily sco and shoot when , necessary. Ladd rodo a quarter of n l mllo out upon tho lint before anything happened. Then a whlstlo rent tho ' Btlll, cold air? A horse had seen or , scented Blanco Sol. Tho whlstlo was prolonged, faint, but clear. It made tho blood thrum In Gnlo's cars. Sol hnlted. His hend shot up with tho old, wild, spirited sweep. Gale leveled his glass nt the patch of mcsqultes. Ho saw tho raiders running to an open place, pointing, gesticulating. Then ho got only white and dark gleams of moving bodies. Evidently that momont wns one of boots, guns and saddles for tho raiders. ' Then Gale saw a rlijpr gallon swiftly from tho group toward the far ther outlot of tho valley. This might have been owing to characteristic cowardice; but It win more likely n .move of tho raiders to nmko sure of rottvnt. Undoubtedly Ladd saw this galloping horseman. A few waiting Cnl???' VXC fUPl,lR ".'IT' man rtmclinu too Nlnnn. Iipirnn In olluih. man reached the slope, began to climb With naked eyes Gale saw a puff of white smoke spring out of tho rocks. Then tho raider wheeled his plunging horso hnck to tho lovel, and went rac ing wildly down the valley. The compnet bunch of bnys and hhicks seemed to bronk npnrt and sprond rapidly from the edge of the mesqultes. Puffs of white smoke In dicated firing, and showed tho nnture of the raiders' excitement. They were far out of ordinary rnngo; but they spurred toward Ladd, shooting as they rode. The raiders' bullets, striking low, were skipping along the hnrd, bare floor of the valloy. Then Ladd ' ralsod tho long rlllo, Thoro wns no smoke, but three high, spanglng re-! ! ports rang out, A gap opened In the , dark lino of ndvnnclng horsemen; ' then n riderless stood sheered off to the right. Blanco Sol seemed to turn ns on a pivot nnd charged bock toward tho lower end of the valley. IIo circled over to Galo's right nnd stretched out Into his run. TUcrc were now five raiders ln pursuit, and they camo sweeping down, yelling and shooting, evidently suro of their quarry. Ladd reserved his fire. He kept turning from bnck to front In his saddle. I Manifestly he Intended to try to lead tho raiders round ln front ot Gale's position, and, presently, Gale, saw ho was going to succeed. The, raiders, riding like vnqucros, swept on ln a curve, cutting off what dls-j tanco thoy could. Blanco Sol pound ed by, his rapid, rhythmic hoofbents plainly to bo henrd. no was running easily. Gnlo tried to still the Jump of henii and pulse, nnd turned his eye otfr.lii on tho neurest pursuer. Tills ro'ler was crossing ln, his carblno held muzzle up In his right hand, nnd he wns c6mlng swiftly. It was ti long shot, upward of five hundred yards. Oalo had not time to adjust Mio sights of tho Remington, but ho know Mie gan and, holding coarsely upon the swiftly aioring blot, ho began to shoot The rlflo wns automatic ; Galo needed only to pull the trigger. Swiftly ha worked Suddenly tho Icadlnj Illustrations by Irwin Hyer BROTHERS. norso leaped convulsively, not up nor nslde, but Btralght ahead, and then he crashed to the ground, throwing his rider llko a catapult, and then slid and rolled. Ho half got up, fell back, and kicked ; but his rider never moved. The other rangers sawed tho rclna of plunging steeds and whirled to escape tho unseen battery. Gale slipped a fresh clip Into tho maga zine of his ride, no restrained nim- Bnw LaM can down and drop the self from useless firing and gavo eager ) i405 ln tne gnml rje would take no eye to the duel below. Ladd began to i ci,nrices of wounding Beldlng's best shoot while Sol was running. Thej i0Vcd horse. .405 rang out sharply then again. Tllon Gnl'c snt transfixed with sub- The heavy bullets streaked the dust, pemle(1 brentn wntChlng tho horses nu mo way utruss inu vuuuy. raiders spurred madly In pursuit loading and firing. They shot ten times while Ladd shot once, and all In vnln; and on Ladd's sixth shot a raider toppled backward, throw his carbine and fell with his foot catching In n stirrup. The frightened horse plunged away, dragging him In a path of dust. now Blanco Sol quickened and length ened his running stride. Ho ran away from his pursuers. Then It was that the ranger's ruso was divined by tha raiders. They hauled sharply up and seemed to bo conferring. But that was a fatal mistake. Blanco Sol wai seen to break his gait and slow down In several Jumps, then square away and stand stockstlll. Ladd fired nt the closely grouped raiders. An Instant passed. Then Gale heard the spat ol a bullet out In front, saw a puff ol dust, then henrd the lead strike the rocks and go whining awny. And It wn after this that one of tho raiders fell prone from his saddle. Tho steel Jacketed .405 had gone through him on Its uninterrupted wny to hum past Gale's position. The remnlnlng two raiders fran tically spurred their horses and fled up tho vnlloy. Ladd sent Sol after them. Tho raiders split, one making for the eustern outlot, the other circling back of the mesqultes. Ladd kept on aftei the latter. Then puffs of white smoke and rifle shots faintly crackling told ol Jim Lash's hand In tho gnme. How ever, he succeeded only ln driving the roller back into tho vnlley. But Ladd had turned the other horseman, and now It appeared tho two raiders were between Lash above on the stonj slope and Lndd below on tho lovel. There was desperate riding on pnrl of the raiders to keep from being hemmed In closer. Only ono of them got nway, and ho enmo riding for Ufa down under the eastern wall. Blanco Sol settled Into his graceful, beautiful BWlng. He gained steadily, though he wns far from extending himself. Some fow hundred rods to tho left the raider put his horso to the .... ... weathered slope. He began to climb, Zigzag they wont up nnd up, and when Lndd reached the edgo of tho slope they were high along tho cracked nnd guttered rniiipart. Once twice Ladd raised tho long rlllo, but each time he lowered It. Galo divined that Mie ranger's restrnlnt wns not on account of tho Mexican, but for Mint vnllnnt and fulthfut horse. Ur and ui ho wont, and tho yellow dust clouds rose, ; nnd nn nvalnncho rolled rattling nnd cracking down the slope. It was be-1 ; Only One of Them Got Away, and Ho Came Riding for Life Down Under the Eastern Wall. yond belief Mint a horse, burdened or unburdened, could find footing nnd hold it upon that wall of narrow ledges and Invorted, slnnMng gulllos. But ho climbed on, sure-footed as n mountain goat, and, surmounting the Inst rough stepsj ho stood a moment sllhouottod against the white sky. Then lie disappeared. Lndd snt astride Blnnco Sol gazing upward. ' Haw the cowboy must have honored that raider's Imtve otecdt Gale, who had been too dumb to filiout the admiration he felt, suddenly ' leaped up, and his voice came with a shriek: ' "Look out, Lnddyl" I A biff horse, like a white streak, was 1 bearing down to the right of the i ranger. Ulanco Diablo 1 A matchless i rider swung with the horse's motion. ! Gale was stunned. Then ho remem- bcred the first raider, the one Lash had shot at and driven away from the UUUL'W l nits it'liuw mm umuu iui lhu mesqulte and had put a saddle on' 1 rm.i s..it .Mn.1n v it,rt Beldlng's favorite. In the heat of tho excitement, while Ladd had been In tent upon tho climbing horse, this last raider had come down with tho speed of the wind straight for tho western outlet Perhaps, very probably, he did not know Galo was there to block It; and certainly ho hoped to pass Ladd and Blanco Sol. A touch of tho spur made Sol lunge forward to head off tho raider. Diablo was In his stride, but the distance and angle favored Sol. The raider had no carbine, lie held aloft a gun ready to level It and fire, no sat the saddle as If It were a stationary scat. Galo thundering toward him. Blanco Dla bio was speeding low, fleet as nn an telope, fierce and terrible ln his dev ilish nctlon, a horse for war and blood and death. Ho seemed unbeatable. Yet to see the magnificently running Blanco Sol wns but to court a doubt Plain It was tho raider could not make tho opening nhend of Ladd. He saw It and swerved to the left, emptying his six-shooter as he turned. Blanco Sol thundered ncross. Then the-race became straight away up the valley. It was n fleet, beautiful, mag nificent race. Gale thrilled and ex ulted and yelled as his horse settled Into n steadily swifter run and began to gain. Tho gap between Diablo and Sol nnrrowed yard by yard. All tho devil that was In Blanco Diablo lind Its run ning on the downward stretch. The strange, cruel urge of bit and spur, the crazed rider who stuck like a burr upon him, the shots and smoke ndded terror to his nntural violent temper, ne ran himself off his feet. But he could not elude Mint relentless horso behind him. Then, like ono white flash following another, tho two horses gleamed down the bank of a wash and disappeared in clouds of dust. Gale watched wlMi strained and smarting eyes. The thick throb In I his cars was pierced by faint sounds of gunshots. Then he waited In al ! most unendurable suspense. Suddenly something whiter than the 1 backgrrund of dust appeared above the low roll of valley floor. Gnlo lev eled his gltisss. In the clear circle shone Blanco Sol's noble head with Its long blnck bar from ears to nose. Sol's hend was drooping now. Another second showed Lndd still In the snddle. Tho rniv.cr was leading Blanco Diablo spent broken dragging riderless. CHAPTER IX T An Interrupted Siesta. No man ever had a. more eloquent and benutlful pleader for his cause than hnd Dick Gale In Mercedes Cns tanedn. Nell lay In the hnmniock, her hnnds behind her head, with rosy i cheeks nnd arch eyes. Indeed she, looked rebellious. Dick was Inclined to be rebellious, himself. Beldlng had kept the- rangers ln off tho line, and therefore Dick! had been Idle most of the time, and, I though ho tried hnrd, ho hud boon unable to stay far from Nell's vicinity. 1 IIo b'illevcd she cared for him; but ho could not catch her alone long enough to verify his tormenting hope. He had long before enlisted the loyal Mercedes In his anise; but ln spite of this Noll, had been more than n match for them both. Gnlo pondered ovor an Idea ho had! -n,atntn T . . . long revolved in mind, nnd which now Estate No. 1S93 of Rhoda A. Ed Buddenly gavo place to a decision Miat mlfton, deceased ln tho County Court made his heart swell and his cheek I of Lincoln County, Nobraska. burn. IIo wont In sonrch of Mrs. Bel dlng, nnd found her busy In the kitchen. Tho relation between Gnlo and Mrs. Beldlng hnd subtly and Inconiprehen 'slvely changed. He understood her less than when nt first ho divined nn antagonism ln her. If such n thing were possible she had retained the antagonism while seeming to yield to some Influence Mint must have been fondness for him. Gnlo had come to care greatly for Nell's mother. Not only was sho tho comfort and strength of her home, but also , of the Inhabi tants of Forlorn River. Indian, Mexi can, American wcro all tho samo to her In trouble or Illness 5 and Mien she was nurse, doctor, peacemaker, helper. She was good and noble, and there was not a child or grownup ln Forlorn Rlvr who did not love nnd bless her. But Mrs. Beldlng did not seem happy. She seldom smiled, and never laughed. There was always a soft, sad, hurt look In her eyes. Galo often won dered If Micro had been other tragedy In her life than the supposed loss ot her father In tho desert. Mrs. Beldlng heard Dick's step as he entered the kitchen, and, looking up, greeted him. "Motiier," bognn Dick, cnrncsMy. Beldlng called her that, and so did Lndd and Lash, but It was Mie first time for Dick. "Mother I want to speak to you," The only Indication Mrs. Deldlng gave of being startled was in her eyes, which darkened, shadowed with multiplying thought. "I love Nell," went on Dick, simply, "and I want you to let mo ask her to bo my wife." Mrs, Holding's face blanched to f deathly white. Gale, thinking with surprise and concern that she wai going to faint, moved quickly toward her, took her arm. "Forgive mo. I was blunt. . . . Hut I thought you knew." Tvo known for a long time," replied Mrs. Holding. .Her voice was steady, and there was no evidence of agita tion excent in ner paiior. -much . i .n xnll9 you .haven t spokenjo Nclir CONTINUED FURS WANTED . Good domand. Better Mian last year. HIDES l. LirsniTZ DOUCET MUSIC STUDIO Trovlyn E. Doucet Teacher of Violin and Cornet DR. HAROLD FETXER Ostenpnth Over Hlrschfeld's Offlrp Phone 332 Roe. Phone 102 AUCTION OP SCHOOL LANDS Notice Is hereby given that on tho 2nd day of January 1923 at ono o'clock v. m. at tho offlco of tho county treasurer of Lincoln county, tho Com mlsslonor of Public Lands and Build lngs, or his authorized reprosentaMve, will offer for loase at public auction all educational lands within said county upon which forfeiture of con tract has been declared or lease con tract has expired. All sec. 16-12-26 NWW, SE14 scsc. 361226 All sec. 161626 All sec' 16 10 27 All sec. 361027 E sec. 361127 All sec. 101027 All sec. 361023 W, SEV1 sec. 161029 All sec. 361029 All sec. 361129 N'NWU sec. 361229 SW4NEy4, SEVi, lot 2, 3 sec 36 1329 S&SEVi sec. 161629 NW&, NSWVl sec. 361629 N&NE14. WW sec 16930 NWV4 soc 36930 All sec. 161030 NE4 sec 161130 S1 sec. 361230 NWVi sec. 361530 N sei 361630 All uec 16931 All soc. 36931 NE4, WNW, NS, SWiiSW V. SEtfSEVi sec. 161231. All soc. 36 1331 All sec. 361631 All sec 161032 W sec. 361332 W&NEVi. W, WSE4, SEViSE Vt soc 36933. SW4 soc. 361333 SEV4SWW, SE, Lots 2, 3, 4, 5. soc S 14 33. N, NHsSWii. SEVi soc. 1614 33 All soc. 361533 ' NMiN'Vj sec 161633 ' All sec. 16934 SW4 sec. 161034 All soc. 161134 NEV1 sec. 161334 N&N, lots 2, 3 ,4, soc. 141434 ! Docombor 8 1922 DAN SWANSON, Commissioner of Public Lands and Buildings. NOTICE OF FINAL REPORT Tho Stato of Nebraska, to all persons interested in said Estato tako noMco that tho Administrator has filed a final account and report of his admin istration and a poMMon for final set tlement nnd dlschargo as such Admln- 'strutor. which havo been sot for hear- Ing boforo said court on January 19th, 1923 at 10 o'clock a. m. when you may appear and contest tho same. Dated December 23rd, 1922. WM. II. C. WOODHURST County Judge J. C. Hollman, Atty. NOTICE OF PETITION Estato No. 1923 of James V. Rob inson, deceased ln tho County Court of Lincoln County, Nobraska. Tho Stato of Nobraska. To all por sons lntorostcd ln said Estato tako notico that a potltlon has boen tiled for tho nllowanco to probato ot tho last will and testament ot James V. Robluson, deceased and tho ap pointment of Ada A. Robinson at Ex ecutrix of said Estato, which has beon sot for hearing horeln on Jan. 16th, 1923 at 10 o'clock a. m. Dated Dec. 23rd, 1922. WM. II. C. WOODHURST County Judgo GEO. B. DENT Physician and Surgeon Bpoclal Attention Given to Surgerj and Obffetrlcs Offlco: Building & Loan Building Phones: Office 130 Residence llf Offlco 340 House 1SS DR. IV. h SIIAFFEK Osteopath Physician Over tho Oasis North Platf DR. REDFIELD Physician, Obstetrician, Sunu'vii X-Rny Calls promptly answered Nigh, or Da Phones. Offlco C42 Resldonco 676 W. T. PRITCHARI) Graduate VcUsrlnnrlnn Ex-Govornmont Votorlnarlun and ei assistant deputy State Veterinarian Hospital 315 South Vino Stroet. Phones. Hospital 633 Residence 63S Office Phono 241 Res. Phone 21 L. C. DROST Osteopathic Physician North Plntte. Nebraska Knights of Columbus Building. EI) KIERIG Auctioneer For dates and terms call at First National Bank NorMi Platte, Nob. NOTICE OF TAKING UP ESTRAY Takon up by undorslgned Block 33 and 31, Novillo addition, . County of Lincoln, Stato of Nebraska; on tho 19 day of November 1922, 1 black goldlng, 2 years old; 1 dun colored goldlng coming 2 yoars old; 1 gray maro com ing 4 yrs. old. Unbroko and no brands. Dated Mils 22 day of Novembor 1922. Signed Gone Crook. EXTENSION ROAD NO. 37 To whom it may concorn: A consent peMtlon presented to tho board of county commissioners to lo cate a road commencing at tho South Woat corner of Section nlno (9) and Mie Southoast corner of Section eight (8) Town Thirteen (13) Range Thirty four (34) to connect with road No. 213. All objections Mioreto or claims for damage must bo filed in tho Coun ty Clerk's office on or before noon on Mio 2nd day of January, A. D. 1923 or such road will bo established with out reference Mioreto. Said road to bo 66 feet wide A. S. ALLEN County Clerk EXTENSION ROAD NO. 247 To whom it may concorn: A consent petition presented to Mio board of county commissioners to lo cate a road commencing at tho South west corner of Section 27, Township 14, North of Range 31 woot of Mio 6M1 P. M. and running tiionco North on section lino to tho Union Pacifld Railroad right-of-way. All objections thoroto or claims for damage must bo filed ln Mie County Clerk's offlco on or before noon of Mio 2nd day of January A. D. 1023 or uch road will be established without reference Mioreto. Said road to bo 66 foot wldo. A. S. ALLEN County Clerk NOTICE OF PAVING ASSESSMENT Notice Is horoby given that tho City Council of tho city or North Platte, Nobraska, will sit as a Board of Equalization on January 2nd, 1923 at 8 p .m., for tho purposo of equalizing nnd assessing tho cost of construction of pavement in Paving District No. 9, being West 4th Street and ln Paving District No. 11, being West 9th Streot.1 against tho abutting property owners. All those having objections to such equalization and assessment will be present at tho council chamber on said dato for tho purposo of presenting to tho council all obJocMons. Witness my hand this 19th day of Docombor, 1922 . O. E. ELDER, City Clerk. VACATION OF ROADS NO. 120 & 161 To whom It may concorn: Tho commissioner appointed to va cnto roads Number 120 and 161. Road No. 120 oommonclng on the section lino botwoon socMons 8 and 9 Town 14, Rango 33, Mionco in a Northeast erly direction, parallel with tho souMi bank of Mio North Platto rlvor, and tormlnaMng on Mio soctlon lino bo twoon secMons 9 and 10 Town 14 Rango 33. And road No. 161, commencing on section lino botwoon Sections 9 and 10, Town 14, Rango 33, thonco run ning 1n n Southeasterly direction to tho section lino botwoon sections 10 and 11 in Town 14, Rango 33, West was roportod In favor of tho vacation theroof, and all obJoctlonB thoroto must bo fllod ln Mio county clerk's offlco on or boforo noon on tho 2nd day ot January, 1923 or Buch roads will bo vacated without roforonco thoroto. A. S. ALLEN County Clork I) It. M. B. STATES Chiropractor Humus 6 6. 7 Building & Loan Uldg Office Phono 70 Res Phone 1242 1)K. HAROLD II. WALKER Practice limited to Eye, Ear, Nose and Thront Offices over McDonald Bnnk Phono CIO OKnitVUEIMtY ic FtmiJES Licensed Emlmlmcrs Jnderlakers and Funeral Directors Day Phono 41 Night Phono Black 5d8 DR. L. A. SNA VELY Dentist X-ltny Dinunosls Oxygen nnd Gnj Anesthesia for Extractions. Orer Union Statu Bank Phono 256 john s. snors, m. d. Special Attention Given to Surgery McDonald Bank Building Office, Phone 83 Residence 3R OTIS R, PLATT, M. D. Physician and Surgeon . ) X-Rny y"' J DIagnoss and Troament Ovor Union Stato Bank N Office Phono 296W House Phono 2H6R NOTICE OF PETITION Estate No. 1920 of HatMo M. Rockard, deceased ln tho County Court of Lin coln County, Nobraska. Tho Stato of Nebraska. To all per sons interested In said Estate take notico Mint a peMUon has been filed for tho probating of tho will filed and tho appointment of E. H. Evans as executor of said estate, which has been set for hearing herein on January 2, 1923 at 10 o'clock a. m. Dated December 9Mi, 1922. WM. H. C. WOODHTJRST County Judge. (SEAL) EXTENSION TO ROAD NO. 418 To whom it may concern: The Bpoclal commissioner appointed to locate a public road aa follows: Beginning at the SouMioast corner of Section Twenty-nine and tho North oast corner of SecUon Thirty-two, township eleven and range Milrty-two; thence running west ono milo between secMons twonty-nino and thirty-two, along said secUon line, Mionce South between SecMons tkirty-ono and thir ty two to tho SouMi line of township eleven, Mionce souMi between sections five and bLx and seven and eight, seventeen and eighteen to tho South lino of SecMon Sevontoon, thonco east about eighty rods between sections seventeen and twenty ln township ton, range thirty-two, all in Lincoln coun ty and Stato of Nebraska, tho above (loacrlbod road to CG fL' wlde Any or all parties having obJecMons thoroto or claims for damagos by reason of tho establshmont of tho said abovo described road must file same in the offlco of tho County Cerk of Lin coln County, Nobraska, on or before 12 o'clock noon of tho 26th day of Feb. A. D. 1923. Dattd at North Platte, Nebr., this 11th day of Nov. 1922. A. S. ALLEN County Clerk NOTICE TO BIDDERS Scaled bids will bo received at tho Office of tho County Clerk of Lin coln County, Nebrasljp, on or before 12 o'clock noon of tho 8th day of January, 1923, for the records, blanks and supplies estimated as follows: CLASS "A" BOOKS 4-8 qr. looso leaf plain records, printed heads. 4-8 qr. looso leaf printed head and page records. 5 tax lists 2-4 qr; 2-6 qr., 1-3 qr. Tho above records to bo made of tho best linon ledger paper, full bond extra onds, bands and fronts, with canvas covers. 400 school land receipts, triplicate. 12,200 tax receipts ln duplicate. 2000 Redemption Certificates in duplicate. 4 dozen chattel files of 100 pages each. 49 assessors books, ledger paper, cloth bound, per book. 8000 assessors schedules In dupli cate. CLASS "B" Wliolo sheet blanks, per 100. Half sheet blanks, per 100. Quarter shoot blanks, per 100. Envelopes, 3 1-2x6 1-2, per 1000. Envelopes 4x9 1-2, per 1000. CLASS "C" Sanford8 Writing Fluid, per quart. Sponcerlan or Gluclum pons, por gross. Pencils, per gross. Recor ! Ribbons, por dozen. All o' said supplies to bo first class atd to bo furnlshel as requir ed by tho County Officers. Successful bidders to furnish bond to bo approved by tho County Board, each bidder to havo printed on tho onvolopo "Bids for PrlnMng." Tho Commissioners of said County reserve tho right to rojoct any or all bids. Dated at North Platto, Nobraska, this 14Mi day of Decombor, 1922. A. S. ALLEN, County Clerk.