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' W ~ f ' * CHAPTER XVII. (Continued.) In an instant Philip was on his fee* We saw nothing of the girl's face, hid den under a mass of hair in which the aun burned like golden Are. He saw nothing but the crimpled. lifeless form smothered under the shining mass, and yet in this moment he knew. With a fierce cry he dropped upon his knees and drew away the girl's hair until her lovely face lay revelled to him in terrible pallor and stillness, and as Billinger stood there, tense and Btaring.-he the face close to his breast, and Began talking to It as though he had gone mad. “Isobel—lsobel —Isobel —" he moan ed. ‘,‘My Ood. my Isobel—” He had repeated the name a hun dred times, when Billinger. who begun to understand, put his hand on Philip's shoulder and gave him his water can teen. "She's not dead, man." he said, as Philip’s red evea glared up at him. "Here —water." "My God—it's at range." almost moaned Philip. "Billinger—you un derstand —she's going to be my wife— if ahe lives—" That was all of the story he told, but Billinger knew what those few words meant. "She's going to live," he said. "See —there’s color coming back into her sac breathing." He bathed her face in water, and placed the can teen to her lips. A moment later Philip bent down and kissed ner. "Isobel—my sweet heart —" he whispered. "We must hurry her to the water hole." said Billinger, laying a sym pathetic hand on Philip's shoulder. "lt’4 the sun. Thank God. nothing has happened to her, Steele. It’s the sun —-this terrible heat —” He almost pulled Philip to his feet, and when pe had mounted Billinger lifted the girl very gently and gave her to him. Then, with the agent leading in the trail of the outlaws, they set off at a walk through the sickening sun-glare for the water hole in the edge of the Bad Lands. CHAPTER XVIII. Ths Cattle in the Canyon. Hunched over, with Isobei’s head sheltered against his breast, Philip rode a doaen paces behind the agent. It .seemed as If the sun had suddenly burst in molten fire upon the back of his neck, and for a time it made him dizsy. Hia bridle reins hung loosely over the pommel. He made no effort to guide his horae, which followed after BiUlnger’s. It waa Billinger who brought him back to himself. The agent waited for them, and when he swung over in one stirrup to look at the girl it waa the snintal ferocity in his face, and not hla wards, that aroused Philip. "She’s coming to,* h« said, straining to keep the tremble out of his voice. "I don't beliasa, afta'a .much, kart- You take tfifs cgnteen. I'm going ahead.” He gave Philip .VJfie f«er . gntf. leaned over again to gize -Into the girl's f^ce. “I don’t believe she's much hurt." he repeated in a hoarse, dry whisper "You can leave her at the - 'Fat whole* just beyond that JiilL off there —aud then vou can follow me. * Philip clutched Old’girt tighter n him as the agent rode off. He saw the first, faint flush returning into her cheeks, the reddening of her lips, sh ■ gentle tremor of her silken lashes, and forgetful pf all else bnt beiy he? moaned her name, cried out his love for her, again and again, even as her eyes opened and she stared up into the face of the man who had come to her first at Lac Bain, and who had fought for bee there. For a breath or two the wonder of this thing that- wu happening held her speechless and still lifeless, though her senses were adjusting themselves with lightning swiftness. At first F’hllip had not seen her open eyes, and he believed that the did not hear the words of love he whispered in her hair. When he raised her face a little from his , breast she was looking at him with all the sweet sanity in the world. A moment there was silence —a sil ence of oven the breath of Philip’s body, the beating of his heart. His arms loosened a little. He drew him 6elf up rigid, and the girl lifted her head a trifle, so that their eyes met squarely, and a world of question and understanding pasted between them In an instant. As swtft as morning glow a flush mounted Info laobel’s face, then ebbed as swiftly, and Philip cried: "You were hurt—hurt back there in the wreck. But you're safe now. The train was wrecked by outlaws. We came out after them, aud I—l found you—back there on the prairie You’re safe now." His arms tightened about her again. "You're all right now,” be repeated gently. He was not conscious of the sobbing break In his voice, or of the great, throbbing love that It breathed to her. He tried to speak calmly. "There's nothing wrong—nothing The heat made you sick. But you're all right now—" From beyond the hill there came a sound that made him break off with a sudden, quick breath. It was the •harp, stinging report of Billlnger's carbine! Once, twice, three times— and then there followed more distant shots! "He'a eome up with them!" he cried. The fury of fight, of desire for vengeance, blazed anew in his face. There was pain in the grip of his arm About the girl. "Do you feel strong— strong enough to ride fast?” he asked. "There’s only one man with me. and there ar#> five of them. It'a murder to let him fight it alone!" "Yes —yee—'* whispered the girl, her arms tightening round him. Hide fast—or put me off. I can follow—" It was the .first time that he had heard her voice since that last even Ing up at L*r Bain, many month* be fore. and the sound of It thrilled him. Hold tjgft!" he breathed. Like the wind they swept across the prairie and up the elope of the i. ItIL At the* top Philip reined in Three or four hundred yards distant dijr a thtrk clump nf popi.n I thowaaid yards beyond that iht- first black escarpment* of the Bad Lands. In the apace between a horseman was galloping fiercely to the west. It was aot Billinger. With a quick move Phiupsteele Nowra) Police Sr James Oliver Curwood Author ofThe DbngfrTmil.TMionor of thffhj Saga lit, gs Cwj'sH, itu. tw BaaMmiu r —mg ment Philip slipped the girl to the ground, and when »he sprang a step back, looking up at him in white ter ror, he had whipped out one of hia big ; service revolvers. "There's a little lake over there among those trees." he said. "Wait there—until I come back'" He raced down the slope—not to cut off (he flying horseman —but toward the clump of poplars. It was Billinger he was thinking of now. The agent I had fired three shots. There had fol lowed other shots, not Billlnger's, and ' after that hia carbine bad remained silent. Billinger was among the pop lars. He was hurt or dead A well-worn trail, beaten down by transient rangers, cut through the stunted growth of prairie limber, and without checking his speed Philip sped along It. only his head and shoulders aud his big revolver show ing over his horse's ears A hundred | paces and the timber gave place to 1 a sandy dip. in the centei of which was the water hole. The dip was not • more than an acre in extent. Up to j nl» knees in the hole was Billlnger's I riderless horse, and a little way up the sand was Billinger, doubled over on his hands aud knees beside two black objects that Philip knew were men, stretiued out like the dead back iat the wreck. Billlnger's yellow inustached face, pallid and twisted with pain, looked over them as Philip galloped across the open and sprang out of his saddle. With a terrible grimace he raised himself to bis knees, anticipating the question on Philip’s Ups. "Nothing very bad, Steele." he said. "One of the cusses pinked me through the leg, and broke it, I guess. Pain ful. but uot killing. Now look at that!" He nodded to the two men lying with their faces turned up to the hot glare of the sun. One glance was j enough to tell Philip that they were dead, and that it was not Billinger Iw ho had killed them. Their bearded faces had stiflened in (he first agonies of death. Their breasts were soaked with blood and their arms had been drawn down close to their sides. As he looked the guatn of a metal buckle on the belt of the dead man nearest him. caught Philip’s eye. He took a step nearer to examine it and then drew back. This bit of metal told the story—it bore tbe letters R. N. W. M. P. "I thought so." he muttered with a slight catch in hia voice. "You didn't follow my good advice, Bucky Nome, and now you reap the harvest of your folly. You have paid your debt to M'sieur Janette." Then Philip turned quickly and Ipoked back at Billinger. In hia band tbe agent held a paper package, wbkh he had torn open. A second and similar package lay in the sand in front of him. “Currency!" , "It's a , part of the money stolen tfom the j#xpresa car. The two hundred thou sand wag done up in five packages, and here are two of 'em. Those men aere dead when I came, and each had a package lying on his breast. The fellow who pinked me was just leav ing the dip!" He dropped the package and began lipping down his trouser leg with a knife. Philip dropped on his knees beside him. but Billinger motioned him back. "It s not bleeding bad, be said. "I tan fix It alone.*’ * ‘ YoM're certain. Hillinger —* '’"Siire!” laughed the agent, though he was biting his lips until they were llerkcd with blood. ’'There's no need of you wasting time.” For a moment Philip clutched the others hand. We can't understand what this all means, old man—the carryiug o|][ of —Ol Isobel —and the money here, 6ut well And out soon!” ”I.eave that confounded carbine." exclaimed BiUlnger, as the other rose to mount. ”1 did rotten work with it. and the other fellow fixed me with a pistol. That’s why I'm not bleeding very much.” The outlaw had disappeared in the black edge of the Bad Lands when Philip dashed up out of the dip into the plain. There was only one break ahead of him. and toward this he urged his horse. In the entrance to tiie break there was another sandy but waterless dip. and across this trailed the hoof-prints of the out laws mounts, two at a walk —one at a gallop. At one time, Ages before, the break had been the outlet of a stream pouring Itself out between jagged and cavernous walla of lock from the black heart of the upheaved country within. Now the bed of It wa« strewn with broken traj>. and tnastes of boulders, cracked and dried by centuries of bllrtering sun Philip's heart beat a little faster as he urged his horse ahead, and not for an in-tant did his rocked revolver drop from It 4 guard ovet* the mare's oAr* Me knew, if he overtook the ;outlaws in retreat that there would be n fight, and that It would be three against one. That was wnat he hoped ; tor. It was an ambush that be ’dreaded lie realised that If the out laws stopped and waited for him be ‘Would be at a terrible disadvantage. In open fight he was confident. His .pialrie bred mount took the rough , trail at a swift canter, evading the I boulders and knife-edged trap in the same guarded manner that she gal loped over prairie-dog and badger holes out upon the plain. Twice In the 10 minute* that followed their en trance Into the chasm Philip saw movement* ahead of him. and each time his revolver leaped to It. Once •it was a wolf, again tne swiftly mov ing shadow of an eagle sweeping ftlth Spread wing* between him and the. sun. He watched every conceal ment a* he approached and half ;swung In his saddle in passing ready to Ore S * I ronlliMl. R ***«•‘■ Teerke**. , The Windsor Hoard of Kdueatton ).*• ' J engaged four raw teachers ■■ follows: Mlaa Jeaalr i|. Honor. Amherstburg , kta* Jean Meachun and Mina Violet A | Phmr. Windsor, ard MuhrlL Q. Decker 1 f2i2e U «*- ie D, * r ' # ° f Millel Jesula 1 ® «nd Wse Bella Ptolamjr. resigned, and Mia* R Metfei- ss-ss jarsrs; *Jss* laum.rarr sta«. THE DETROIT TIMES: THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1912. NO TARIFF LFINS THIS SESSION, MPITFI OPINION Wool Bill Will Die in Senate— No Agreement on Sugar and Income Tax Bills WASHINGTON. Aug. 14. No tar iff laws this session' This was the general opinion today of senate and house leaders, following tbe passage by the house of the wool bill over President Taft's veto. Sen ate Democrats today declared the wool bill will die because mere is no chance to pass it there over I att s head. Conferees of both houses today re ported to their respective colleagues that they could not agree on either the sugar or Income tax bills. This was taken to mean the bills were dead. That the steel bill will not become a law, was also predicted. President Taft's veto of the metal schedule measure was expected today. Hep. Norris, leader of the house Progres sives," declared this bill also will be passed over the president s veto. In the house, but it was said that it 1 would not carry In the senate. 1 "I believe we Progressives will stand together on the steel bill Juat as in the wool bill," be asserted. It \\Js rumored today that Prebl ! dent Taft, as a result of the action of the house in overriding his veto of the wool bill, might not veto the steel bill, allowing it to become a law with out his signature. Little credence was placed in the report, however. Passage of a compromise cotton bill by the senate is expected Senator LaFollette is preparing a measure for the Democratic-Progressive alliance. A veto of this bill is regarded as cer , tain. Only six Progressives are al l lied with the Democrats in the sen ate, too few to make up a two-thirds , vote necessary to pass any tarifT bills 1 over a presidential veto. However, •the Progressives are scurrying for re cruits to vote when the wool bill is j returned from the house. Majority Leader Underwood said to day that all hope of an agreement on 1 the sugar bill had been abandoned. The house is "standing pat" for free sugar; the senate demands the raw sugar bill. 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