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' ' I (Continued from Page 2) “M: jor Thorne," he said reprovingly ub Thorne saluted him, "all this del: y lias been your own fault. If you h: d only had sense enough to mention this before we would have been saved a damned lot of trouble. There’s your commission, sir." He handed it to Thorne, who saluted him again as one in a dream. "Come, gentlemen," he said to his officers, “I can’t under stand why they have to be so cursed shy about their secret service orders’ I.irutenant Forayf" "V-s, sir.” "Take your orders from Major Thorne " "Yis, sir,” returned Foray. "Good night,” said the general, for gutful of the fact apparently that Edith Varney was still standing by the window. “Good night, sir,” answered Thorne Foray uiovt-d ovi r to the table at the right, while Thorne leaped to his former position, and his hand sought tiie key. At last he could send his message, there was nothing to prevent him or interrupt hi mi now, he was in command. Could lie get it through? For a moment he forgot everything but that, as he clicked out the call again, but he had scarcely pressed the button wheii Edith Varney stepped to bis side. "Captain Thorne," she said in a low voice, giving him the old title. He looked up at her, stopping a mo ment. "What I have done gives you time to escape from Richmond," she con tinued. "Escape!” whispered Thorne, click ing the key again. ‘‘lmpossible!*’ I "Oh.” said the girl, laying her hand on his arm, "you wouldn't do It— now!” And again the man’s Angers re mained poised over the key aa he stared at her. *1 gave It to you to —to save your Ufa I didn't think you’d uae It for anything else. Oh! You wouldn’t!” Her voice In its low whisper wse agonising. If hsr face had been white * before, what could be said of It now? Ia a dash Thorne saw all. She had bsaa confident of bis guilt, and she had sought to save hie life because aha loved him, and now because she loved her country she sought to eeve that too. Thu sail sounded trom the table. Thorne tamed to it, heat over it, and listened. It was the call for the mes sage. Then he turned to the woman. She looked at him; just one leoh. The kind of n look that Christ might have tamed upon Peter after those denials when he sew him la the courtyard early on that bitter morning of be trayal. "I saved you,” the girl's look eoomod to say, ”1 redeemed you and new you betray me!” She epoke no words, words were useless between thess. Mvscything had bees aald, everything had bees dons. She could only ga Never wossaa looked at naan nor man looked at woman as these two at sash other. The women turned, she could trust herself no further. She went blindly toward the door. The man followed her slowly, crushing the commission la his hand, sad ever ss he went he heard the sound of the call behind him. He stopped halfway between the door and the table and watched her go, and then he turned. Lieutenant Foray understanding nothing of what had transpired, but hearing the call, had taken Thorne's plaoe before the table. He had the dispatch about which there had been so mush trouble, and upon which the whole plan turned. In his hand before him. "They am oalllng tor that dispatch, air,” he said as Thorne stared at him la agony. ”What shall I do with It?” "Send it,” said the other hoarsely. Tery good, air,” answered Foray, seating himself and taking hold of the key, hut the first click of the sounder awakened Thorne to action. "No, no!” he cried. "Stop!” He rushed forward and seised the dis patch. "1 won't do It!” he thundered. With hie wounded hand and hla well one he tore the dispatch Into frag ments. "Revoke the order. Tell them It was a mistake Instantly. I refuse to set under this commission!" CHAPTER XVI. The Tumult In Human Hearts. Of the frightful nights In Richmond during the siege, that night was one of the worst. The comparative calm sees of the earlier hours of repoee of the quiet April evening gave way to pandemonium. The works at Peters burg, desperately held by the Confed orates, were miles away from the city . to the southward, but such was the tremendous nature of the cannonading : that the shocking sounds seemed to be ! close at hand. Children cowered, women shuddered, and old men prayed , aa they thought of the furious on- i slaughta In the battle raging. The Richmond streets were filled with* people, moetly invalids, non-com batants, women and children. A tre mendous attack was being launched i by the besiegers somewhere. It was i | General Lee called every reserve out of the garrison at Richmond, and un quiet streets and country highways awoke Instantly to life. Such troops Crushing the Commission In Hie Hand. as could be spared moved to the front at the double-quick. Every car of the dilapidated railroad waa pressed Into service. Those who could not be transported by train went on horse back or afoot. The youngest boy and the oldest man alike shouldered their muskets, and with motley clothes, but with hearts aflame, marched to the sound of the cannon. The women, the sick, the wounded and Invalid men and the children waited. Morning would tell the tale. Into the city from which they marched, men and boys would come back; an army nearly aa great as had gone forth, but an army halting, maimed, helpless, wounded, suffering, shot to pieces. They had seen it too often not to be able to forecast the scene abso lutely. They knew with what heroic determination their veterans, under the great Lee. were fighting back the terrific attacks of their brothers In blue, under the grimly determined Grant. They could hear hie great war hammer ringing on their anvil; s hammer of men, an anvil of men. Plan or no plan, success or no success of some secret service operations, some vital point was being wrestled for in a death-grapple between two armies; and all the offensive capacities of the one and all the defensive resources of the other were meeting, ss they had been meeting daring the long years. In s time like that, of public peril and public need, private and personal affairs ought to be forgotten, but It waa not so. Love and hate, confidence and Jealousy, faithfulness and disloy alty, self-sacrifice and revenge, were still In human hearts. And these feel ings would put to shame even the pas sions engendered In the bloody battles of the fearful warfare. (Continued next week.) The following quotation* are furnish ftl by K. L. Cofield Wool Commission Co.. 173 V to 1743 Genesee St.. Kansai Cky. Mo. Kuiimui City Hide and Wool Price*. Colorado. .New Mexclo, I'tah, Texas Wool Eight Medium 16c to 19c lb Eight Fine >4c to 17c lb Heavy Fine . He to He lb .angora Mohair. 12 in". ..25c to 3**- lb Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska. Oklahoma Sgli:lit -edkum 19c to 22e !h i»ark Medium He to l*c lb Eight Fine lac to 17c lb H«v Hirie l*c to 15c lli Hides Green salt natives. No. 1 ..lS3£c lb Green salt natives. No. 2 . ...12V4c lb Sble tirajsl*. over 40 lbs flat.. 12c 11, Cart cured hifcles Vfcc less than cured, uncured 1c loss than cured. Glue Hides flat *c per pound Green horse hides . $2.25 to $875 each Dry flint hides 22c to 2W- lb Ury salt hide* .. Hk* to 17c ll» ivy f«S11 wool sheep pelts 1o«- to li'e ll» salt sheep pelts 50c to $1.25 on. Angora goat skins .. ..He to 7-V each Tallow Vo 1. «•* c. NO. 2. *4c Grease White «*«c. Yellow SV4c t tees wax —Itrlgbt 25 to tic Scrap iron Countrv junk mixed Iron $6 to $lO t*ai Country Junk bones. . sm.(w> to sir»r.n t«n NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior S l.ard Office at Earner. Colorado. May 9. 1918. Notice is hereby given that Clifford* W Hina on of iJimnr. Colorado, who "ig April 23. 1910. mart** Homestead Entry, serial No. 07881 for NW'/« Section 10. Township 21 S.. Range 45 W 6th Prin cipal Meridian, has filed notice of In tention to make Three Year Proof to establish claim to the land above de. scribed, before the Register and Re ceiver at T.amar. Oojoradd. on the 2lMi nay of .Tune. 1913. tTalmant name* as witnesses: Wallace W. Preston. Lihble Preston. Mary T>avla Grant Clevenger, all of La mar. Colorado. ETOENE M. WHITAKER. Register NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION l»epertment of the Interior p S. 1 and Office at Lamar. Colorado. April 19. 1913- Notice is hereby given that Louis A. Hays of Lamar. Colorado, who on Marc h -5, 1908. made Homestead Entry No :*.il2. Serial No. 04341 for the KIFK of Section 26. and on May 12. 1909. made Addl. Homestead Entry No. 05372 for .\ «4 NK'4 of Section 27 and S*A SK'4 "t section 22. 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