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IHE HUKL1NUTUN FKJSE I'KESS AND TIMES: TinTlSI)AVf Al'Ot'ST VI, 100
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By Frnnli . J
Copyright. ISM, by CIiah. sera-ntr'atona.
The Shot In the Pacs,
Dicksio walked hurriedly through
the dining room mid mil upon tho roar
porch. Her horso war. idaudlnr; whero
tdio liad left him. Her heart heat fu
riously as she caught up tho roltis. hut
sho sprani; Into the (saddle and rodo
rapidly away. Tho Hood of hor torn
por had brought a dlct'opartl of con
icquencos; It w In the glow of hor
tyes, tho llnon of hor lips, nnd tho tre
mor of hor nostrils as .she breathed
long and deeply on hor tlyinn horse.
When sho chocked ,11m she had rid
den miles, but not without a courco
nor without .1 purpose. Where tho
roads ahead of hor parted to lead
down the river and over the I'lbnw
Tass to Mcdlrlno Pond, she halted
within a dump of trcop almost whoro
r.ho had llrst neon McC'lnud. Beyond
lhe Mission mountains tho sun was
tettlnff In a fire like that which plowed
under hor eyes. She could htivo
ror.nt'd be- heart-beats nr. the crimson
ball "an!: below the verge of the horl
ton and the s'.iad'iws threw up tho sil
ver thread of the blj? liver and deep
rnod across tho heavy green of the al
falfa fields. Where Diekslo .sat, strug
gling wltb lu : bounding pulse and
holding .Ih'i ti,ht!: in, no ona from
Hie ranch or, Inde-d from the up
country could pars h.: urn can. She
was waltlnn for r. iuivsiman and tho
cun bad set but .1 fev. Minutes when
she heard a sharj gjtllnp comlnt; down
tho upper road from tho bills.
All he- brave plans, tei ror-strleken
at the sound of the hoof-beats, fled
from her utterly Sh was stunned
by the suddenness of the crisis. Sho
had meant to stop McClnud and speak
to him. but boforo she could summon
hor courage a tall, slender mar. on
horseback dashed past within a few
feet of he,- She could almost have
touched bin' as he How by. and a
horse les steady than Jim would havo
shied under her. Diekslo caught he
breath She did not knov this man
she had seen on, his oyer., oddl
bright In the twlllgh: an he passed
but he was not of the ranch. He mus.
have come from the bill road, she cor.
eluded, dowli which she herself had
just ridden. Ho wv.s somowhero from
tho north, for he sa his horso liko a
statuo and rode like tho wind.
But tho encounter nerved her to her
resolve. Somo leaden moments
passed, nnd McCloud, rallopins at a
far milder pace toward the fork of tho
roads, checked his speed as ho ap
proached. He saw a woman on horse
back wa inR in his path.
"I could not forgive myself If I
waited toe lonjr to warn you that
threats have boon mail-' against your
life Not of the kind you heard 10
day. JIv cous'n is not a murderer,
nnd never could 1 e. I an- sure, in splto
of his talk; buf 1 war frichtened at tho
thought 'bar if anything dreadful
should happe-i his name would by
broitgh: Into it There are enemies
of yours in this country to bo feared,
and It is against there that I warn
"Surely you won't ride away with
out giving m- a chance to thank you!"
exclaimed McCloud Dieksio checked
her horso "I owe you a double d -bt
of gratitude." ho added, "and I am
anxious to assure yo that we desire
nothing th;t will Irlure jour 'ntr-rests
In auj way ;n cro'dm. your land!."
"I knov. r.o'hins about ,ho.,n nat
ters, Voauso my ous!:i manages
everything. It is growins late and
you 1 avj a good way to go, s-j good
"But you will allow me to ride back
to the hotw with you?" 1
"Oil. no, indeed, thank you!"
"It will n(,n bn dark and you are ,
"No, no' 1 am rjuitr safe and I have
only a short ride. Jt is you who havo
far to !-).' apd she" spoke again to
Jim, who plaited briskly.
"Mis: Dii'MiIri. won't you listen just
t moment" Please don't run away!"
HeClou 1 v ii trying to come up with
her. "Wrr,' you hear me a moment?
I have n ifcred bome little humiliation
lo-day, I should really rather bo shot
up than have more put on me. I nm
1 man and you are a woman, and it In
llready dark. Isn't it for mo o sco
fan cafel." to tho house? Won't you
it least pretend I can act as an escort
nnd let mo go with you? I should ma'.to
1 poor flguro trying to catch you on
Dlckslo nodded naively. "With that
"With any horso I know that," said
McCloud, keeping at her side.
"But I can't let you rldo back with
mo," declared Dlcksle, urging Jim and
looking directly at McCloud for tho
flret tlmo. "How could I explain?"
"Let mo explain. I am famous for
explaining," urged McCloud, spurring,
"And will you toll mo what I rhould
bo doing whllo you were explaining?"
"Perhaps getting ready a first aid
.for tho injurod."
"I fool as If I ought to run away,"
'doclarod Dlcksle, slnco rdio bail dearly
'decided not to. "It will havo to bo a
compromise, I r.uppose, You must not
tide farther than the first gate, and
jot us tnko this trail Instead of the
road. Now mnko your horso go as
fast as you ran and I'll keep up."
. Diit McCIoud's horre, though not a
'Wonder, wont too ftiht to suit his rider,
Iwho divided bis effortti between check-
'ing him and hooping up tho cunfarsu-
itlou. When McCloud (Unmounted to 1
'open Dlckslo'R gate, end r.tood In tho
Itwlllght with his hat In l:ti band and
Ihls brldlo over his arm, he v.'ai tolling
r story about Marlon Sinclair, and j
Dlckslo In tb ' . :!'.. i.iiplng b t
Knee with her bridle-rein, wns looUInu
down nnd past hlni 113 If tho light upon
his 'ace wero too brldit. Heforo ahe
would start away -ho tuado him re
mount, and he said good-by only nftet
half 11 promlT- from hor that she
would show him romctlnto n trail to
tho top of Itrblger'K l'onk, with a view
of tho Peace river on tbu ea-t nnd lite
wholo Mission range and tho park
oountr 011 tb' norih. Then she rode
away at mi amnlng run, nodding back
ut he sat "'111 holding his bat above
McCloud gnllop.ed toward tho pnsii
with one doteriulnatlon that ho would
have n. borne, and n good one, one that
could travel with ,11m. If It cost blm
bis Falnry. lie osu"od an ho rodo, for
tiie day had brought him everything
ho v!:liod, and humiliation bail been
swallowed up In triumph. It was near
ly durk when he reached tho crest be
tween the bills. At thin point the
southern grad" of th pass winds
sharply, whence. Its name, tho Klbow;
but from the bead of tho pavs the
grado may be commanded at Intervals
for half a mile. Trotting down thin
road with his head in a whirl of ex
citement, McCloud hoard tho crack of
a rifle ; at the same lnstunt be felt a
sharp slap at bin bat. Instinct works
on all brave men very much alike.
( ( kmmC,
McCloud Laid His Head Low and
Spurred His Horse.
McCloud dropped forward in bis sad
dle, and. seeking no explanation, laid
Ids bond low and ppurrod Hill Dan
cing's horse for life or death. The
horse, quite amazed, bolted and
swerved down tho grade like a snipe,
with his rider crouching close for a
second shot. Hut no second shot
came, and after another mile McCloud
ventured to take olf his hat and put
his finger through the holes in it,
though lie did not rtop his horse to
make the examination When they
reached the open country the horse
had sittled Into a fast, long stride
.that not only redeemed his reputation
but relieved bis rider's nerves.
When McCloud entered his office It
was half past nltn o'clock, and the
first thing he did before turning on
the lk'bts was to draw the window
fehados. Ho examined the hat again,
with sensations-, that were new to him
far. re'-i-ntme'it, and a hearty
hatred of 1:1- enemies. Hut. nil the
while the picture of Dicksio remained.
He thought of her nodding to him ns
they paited in the paddle, nnd her pic
ture blotted out all that had followed.
At the Wickiup.
Two night" later Whispering Smith
,rodo Into Modicir."' Hend. "I've been
up around Williams Cache," he said,
answering Met lo.nl s greeting as he
entered the upstair-, ofilce. "How goes
it?" He was in 1 h, riding rig, just as
he had come from a late supper.
Win n ho a-ked for news McCloud
told him thi' s'ory of the trouble with
I.ance Dunning over tho survey, and
added tbnt ! h.:d referred the matter
to Clover. Ho told then of his un
pleasant surprise when riding homo
"Yes," assented Smith, looking with
feverish interest at McCIoud's bead;
"I hoard about it."
"That's odd, for I haven't said a
word about the matter tu anybody but
Marlon Sinclair, and you haven't seen
"I hoard up the country. It 13 great
luck that ho missed you."
"Who missed mo?"
"The man that was after you."
"The bullet went through my hat."
"I.f t mo seo the hat."
McCloud produced It. It was a
heavy, broad-brimmed Stetson, with a
bullet holo cut cleanly through tho
front nnd tho back of tho crown.
Smith made McCloud put tho hat cn
and describe his position when the
shot was fired. McCloud stood up,
and Whispering Smith eyed him and
"What do you think of it?" asked
McCloud when he had done.
Smith l.eaned forward on tho table
and pushed McCIoud's hat toward him
as If tho Incident wero closed. "There
Is no question In my mind, and thero
never has beep, but that Stetson puts
up tho best hnt worn 011 the range."
McCloud raised his eyebrows. "Why,
thank you! Your conclusion clears
things to. After you speak a man
has nothing to do but guess."
"Hut, by heaven, Cleorge," exclaimed
Smith, speaking with unaccustomed
fervor. "Miss Dlcksle Dunning Is a
hummer, Isn't r.ho? That child will
have tho wholo range going in another
year. To think of her standing up
and lnsblng her cousin in that way
when ho was browbeating a railroad
"Where did you hear about that?"
"The wholo Crawling Stone country
Is talklm; about It. You never told
1110 you l ad n misunderstanding with
Dirk.ilo Dunning ut Marlon's. Loosen
"I will lno.ten up In the way you do.
What soared mo mcst, (lordon, was
wahlug for tho second shot. Why
didn't l! fire again?"
"Doubtless bo thought bo had you
the first time. Any man b!g enough
to start after you !-, Pot used to shoot
Ill'; twice at 20 yards. Ho probably
thoimht yrm who fi.llijig out of the
!ia:idle; and It was (Uirk. I cat) account
for everything but your it aching tho
pusn co U to. How did you sponrt all
your time between tin rai'ob and the
McCloud saw thero was no escapo
from telling of his mooting with Dick
sio Dunning, of her warning, and of
bin rldo to tho gato with her. Every
point brought a suppressed exclama
tion from Whispering Smith. "So sho
gave you your life," ho mti3ed. "flood
for her! If you had got into tho pass
on time you could not bavo got away
the enrd". wero stnckt d for you. Ho
overestimated you a little, George;
Just u little, flood men make mis
takes, The npert of circumstances
that we are! Tho sport of circum
stances!" "Now loll me how you hoard so
much about It, Gordon, nnd where?"
"Through a friend, but forget It."
"Do you know who shot at mo?"
"I think I do, too, I think It was
tho fellow tbnt shot ro well with tho
rl!!o at the barbecue what was his
name? He was working for Sinclair,
and perhaps Is yet."
"You mean Soagrne, the Montana
cowboy? No, you are wron?. Seagruo
Is a mnn-klller, but a sqnaro one."
"How do you know?"
"I will tell you sometime but this
wan not Seagitic."
"One of Dunnlng's men, wr3 It?
"No. no, very different sort!
Stormy is a wind-bag. The man that
is after you In in town at this minute,
and ho has come to stay until ho
finishes bis job."
"The devil! That's what makes
your eyes so bright, Is it? Do you
"I have seen him. You mny sec him
yourself If you want to."
' I'd like nothing bettor. When?"
"To-night In III) minutes." Mc
Cloud closed bis desk. There was a
rap at the door.
"That mtiat be Kennedy," said
Smith. "I haven't teen him, but I
sent him w:rd for him to meet me
here." The door opened and Kennedy
cnteretl tho room.
"Sit down, Farrell," said Whisper
ing Smith, easily. "Ye gates?"
"Wio geht es? Don't pretend you
can't make out my German. Ho is
trying to let on ho is not a Dutch-
1 man," observed Whispering Smith to
McCloud. "You wouldn't believe It,
but 1 can remember when Farrell
wore wooden shoes nnd lighted his
pipe with a candle He sleeps under
a fentbo bed yet. Du Sang Is In
town, Knrre!' "
"Du Sang!" echoed the tall man
with mild interest as he picked up a
ruler and. throwing his leg on the
, edge of tho table, looked cheerful.
"How long has Du Sang been in town?
Visiting friends or doing business?"
"He Is after your superintendent.
( He has been here since four o'clock, I
, reckon, and I've ridden a hard road to
I day to get In in time to talk It fiver
( with him. Want to go?"
1 Kennedy slapped his leg with the
; ruler. "I always want to go, don't I?"
I "Farrell, if you hadn't been a rail
1 road man you would have made a
groat undertaker, do you know that?"
, Kennedy, slapping his leg, showed his
I Ivory teeth. "You have such an In
j stlnct for funerals," added Whispering
, "Now, Mr. Smith! Well, who are
wo waiting for? I'm ready," said
Kennedy, taking out his revolver and
1 McCloud put on his new hat and
asked if he should take a gun. "You
are really accompanying me as my
guest, George." explained Whispering
Smith, reproachfully. "Won't It be
fun to show this man right under Du
Sang's nose and make him bat his
; eyes?" he added to Kennedy. "Well,
put one 'in your pocket -.if you like,
George, provided you have one that
will go off when sufficiently urged."
McCloud opened the drawer of the
, table nnd took from it a revolver.
1 Whispering Smith reached out his
hand for the gun, examined it, and
, handed It back.
"You don't like It."
Smith smiled a sickly approbation.
"A forty-fivo gun with a thirty-eight
bore, George? A little light for shock;
a little light. A bullet is intended to
knock a man down; not necessarily to
kill him, but, If possible, to keep him
from killing you. Never inind, we all
have our fads. Come on!"
At the foot of tho stnlrs Whispering
Smith stopped. "Now I don't know
whoro we shall find this man, but we'll
try tho Throo Horses." As they
started down tho streot McCloud took
tho inside of tho sidewalk, but Smith
dropped behind and brought McCloud
Into the middle. They failed to find
Du Sang at the Threo Horses, nnd
leaving started to round up the street.
They visited many places, but each
was entered in the samo way. Ken
nedy sauntered in first and moved
slowly ahead. Ho was to step nslde
only In caso ho saw Du Sang. Mc
Cloud In every Instance followed him,
with Whispering Smith just behind,
amiably surprised. They spent an
hour in and out of ths Front street re
sorts, but their search was fruitless.
"You are sum he Is in town?" asked
Kennedy. Tho three men stood de
liberating In tho shadow of a side
"Suro!" answered Whispering
Smith. "Of course, if he turns the
trick be wants to got away quietly. He
Is lying low. Who Is that, Farrell?"
A man passing out of the shadow of a
shade treo was crossing Fort street
100 feet away.
"It looks like our party," whispered
Kennedy. "No, stop a bit!" They
drew back Into the shadow. "That Is
Du Sang," said Kennedy; "I know his
Du Sang had the sldewise gait of a
wolf, and crossed the street with the
choppy walk of tho man out of a
long saddle, Ilelng both uncertain and
quick, ho was n man to slip a trail
easily. Ho traveled around tho block
nnd disappeared among tho many open
doors tbnt blazed along Hill street.
Less alert trallors than tho two be
hind him would havo been at fault;
but when ho entered the place he wra
looking for, Kennedy was C3 close
that Du Sung could hr.vu spoken to
htm had ho turned around.
Kennedy passed directly ahead. A
moment later Whispering Smith put
his bead Insldo the door of the Joint
Du Sang had entered, withdrew It,
and, rejoining his companions, spoke
In an undertone: "A negro dive; he's
lying low. Now we will keep our rog
Ular order. It's a half-basement, with
a bar on tho left; crap games at the
tablo behind the screen on the right.
Konnedy, will you take the rear end of
the bar? It covers the whole room
and the back door. George, pass lu
abend of mo and step Just to tho left
of tho slot machine; you'yp got tho
front door thoro and''cre'rythln;r be
hind tho screen, and I can got closo to
Du Sang. Look for a thlnnlsb, yellow
faced man with a brown hnt and a
brown shirt and pink eyes shoot
ing craps under this window. I'll shoot
craps with blm. Is your heart pump
ing, George? Never mind, this Is
easy! Farrell, you'ro first!"
The dive, badly lighted and venti
lated, was counted tough among tough
places. White men and colored mixed
before tho bar nnd about tho tables.
When Smith stepped around the
ftcreen nnd Into the flare of the hang
ing lnmps, Du Rnng stood In the small
corner below the screened street win
dow. McCloud, though vitally Inter
ested in looking at the man that had
comn to town to kill him, felt his at
tention continually wandering back
to Whispering Smith. The clatter of
the rolling dice, tho guttural jargon
of the negro gnmblorn, the drift of
men to and from tho bar, and tho
clouds of tobnrco smoke made a hazy
background for tho stoop-shouldered
man with his gray hat and shabby
coat, dust-covered and travel-stained.
Industriously licking the broken wrap
per of a cheap cigar and rolling it
fondly under bis forefinger, he wa3
making his way unostentatiously to
ward Du Sang. Thirty-odd men wero
in the saloon, but only two knew what
tho storm center moving slowly
across the room might develop. Kon
nedy, seeing everything nnd talking
pleasantly with one of the barkeepers,
Ills close-set tooth gleaming 20 foot
away, stood at the end of the bar slid
ing an empty glass between his hands.
Whispering Smith pushed past the on
lookers to get to the end of the table
whore Du Sang was shooting. He
mnde no effort to attract Du Sang's
attention, and when tho lattor looked
up ho could have pulled the gray hat
from tho head of tho man whose
brown eyes were mildly fixed on Du
Sang's dice; they were lying just In
front of Smith. Looking Indifferently
at tho Intruder, Du Sang reached for
tho dice; just ahead of his right hand,
Whispering Smith's right hand, the
flnger-tlps extended on the table,
rested in front of them; it might have
been through accident, or it might
have been through design. In his left
hand Smith held the broken cigar, and
without looking at Du Snng he passed
the wrapper again over the tip of his
tongue and slowly across his lips.
Du Sang now looked sharply at him,
and Smith looked at his cigar. Others
were playing around the semi circular
table It might mean nothing. Du
Sang waited. Smith lifted his right
hand from the table and felt in bis
waistcoat for a match. Du Snng, how
ever, made no effort to take up tho
dice. He watched Whispering Smith
scratch a match on tho tablo, and,
either because It failed to liht or
through design, it was scratched the
second time on tho table, marking a
cross between tho. two dlc."'
The meanest negro In' the joint
would not havo stood that, yet Du
Sang hesitated. Whispering Smith,
mildly surprised, looked up. "Hollo,
Pearllne! You shooting here?" He
pushed the dice back toward the out
law. "Shoot asain!"
Du Sang, scowling, snapped the
dice and threw badly.
"Up jump the devil, Is It? Shoot
again!" And, pushing back the dice,
Smith moved closer to Du Sang. The
two men touched arms. Du Sang,
threatened in a way wholly new to
him, waited liko a snake braved by n
mysterious enemy. His eyes blinked
like a badger's. He caught up the
dice and threw. "Is that tin best you
can do?" asked Smith. "See here!"
He took up the dice. "Shoot with mo!"
Smith threw the dice up the table to
waid Du Sang. Once he throw craps,
but, reaching directly In front of Du
Sang, he picked the dice up and threw
eleven. "Shoot with me, Du Sang."
"What's your game?" snapped Du
Sang, wltb an oath.
"What do you care, If I've got tho
coin? I'll throw you for $20 gold
Du Sang's eyes glittered. Unable to
understand the reason for the affront,
he stood like a cat waiting to spring.
"This is my game!" he Gnarled.
"Then play it."
"Look here, what do you want?" ho
Smith stepped closer. "Any game
you'vo got. I'll throw you left-handed,
"Take Your Hand from Your Gun,
Du Sang." With his right hand ho
snnpppd the dice under Du Sang's nose
and looked squarely Into his eyes.
"Got any Sugar Huttes money?"
Du Sang for an Instant Jookod keon
ly back; hln eyes contracted In that
tlmo to a mere narrow silt; then, mid
den as thought, ho sprang back into
tho corner. Kennedy, directly ncross
tho table, watched tlieMllBhtnlngltke
move. For the first ttm'e the crap
dealer looked Impatiently up.
It was a showdown. Wo one watch
ing the two men under tho wmdow
breathed for a moment.' WhUperlng
Bmltb, motloultii. only watched tho
half-closed eyes. "You can't nhoot
craps," bo said, coldly. "What enn
you shoot, I'carllno? You enn't stop
man on horseback."
Du Snng knew ho must try for ti
quick kill or mako a retreat. Ho
took In the field at a glonce. Ken
nedy's teeth glenmcd only ten feet
away, and with his right hand half
under his coa lapel he toyed wltb his
wntch-cbaln. McCloud had moved In
from tho slot, machine and stood at
the point of tho tablo, looking ut Du
Snng and laughing nl blm. Whisper
ing Smith threw off all pretense.
"Take your hand away from your gun,
you albino! I'll blow your bond off
left-bnndod If you pull! Will you get
out of this town to night? If you can't
drop n man In tho nnddlo nt 250 yards,
what do you think you'd look like aft
er a break with mo? Go back to tho
whelp that hired you, and tell him
when he wants a friend of mine to
send a mnn that can shoot. If you are
within 20 miles of Medicine Hend nt
daylight I'll rope you like n fat cow
nnd drag you down Front streot!"
Du Sang, with burning eyes, shrank
narrower and smaller Into his corner,
ready to shoot if ho bad to, but
not liking the chances, No man In
Williams Cncho could pull or shoot
with Du Sang, but no man In the
mountains had eer drawn successful
ly against the man that faced him.
Whispering Smith saw that ho would
not draw. He tnunted him again In
low tones, nnd, backing away, npoko
laughingly to McCloud. While Ken
nedy covered tho corner, Smith backed
to tho door and waited for the two to
join him. They halted a moment at
the door, then they backed slowly up
tho steps nnd out Into the street.
There wns no talk till they reached
the Wickiup office. "Now, will some
of ynu toll mo who Du Sang Is?" asked
I McCloud, after Konnedy nnd WhlRpor
ir.g Smith with banter and laughing
had gone over tho scene.
Konnedy picked up the ruler. "Tho
wickedest, crueler.t man in tho bunch
and tho best shot."
"Whore is your hat, George the ono
he put the bullet through?" asked
Whispering Smith, limp In the big
chair. "Hum it up; lie thinks bo
missed you. Hum It up now. Never
let him find out what a closo call you
had. Du Sang! Yes, ho is cold
blooded as a wild-cat nnd cruel ns a
soft bullet. Du Sang would shoot a
dying man, George, just to keep him
squirming in tho dirt. Did you ever
S'le Mich eyes In a human being, set
like that and blinking so in the light?
It's bad enough to watch a man when
you can seo his eyes. Hero's hoping
we're cone with him!"
Callahan crushed tho tobacco under
his thumb In the palm of his right
hand. "So I am sorry to add," ho
concluded to McCloud, "that you are
cow out of a job." The two men
were facing each other across the
table in McCIoud's office. "Personally,
I am not sorry to say it, either," added
Callahan, slowly filling the bowl of his
McCloud said nothing to the point,
as there seemed to be nothing to say
until he had heard more. "I never
knew before that you wero left
handed," lie returned, evasively.
"It's a lucky thing, because It won't
do for a frelpht-tratilc man, nowadays,
to let his right hand know what his
b ft hand does," observed Callahan,
feeling for a match. "I am the only
left-handed man In tho traffic depart
ment, but the man that handles tho re
bates, .limmle Hlack, Is cross-eyed.
Bucks offered to send him to Chicago
to have I'.ryson straighten his eyes,
but .llinmio thinks it Is bettor to have
them as they are for the present, so he
can look at a th'ng in two different
ways ono for tho interstate com
merce commission nnd ono for him
self. You haven't hoard, then?" con
tinued Callahan, returning to his rid
dle about McCIoud's job. "Why, Lance
Dunning ban gone Into tho United
Stntc3 court nnd got an injunction
against us on tho Crawling Stone line
tied un up tighter than zero. No
moro construction there for a year
...i .v. ..-.. A'.,.... niiiiua in 11.1 ... it
self and for n cousin who is his
ward, nnd threo or four little ranchor3
havo filed bills so it's up to tho law
yers for 80 per cent, of the gate re
ceipts and peace. Personally, I'm glad
of It. It gives you a chance to look
after this operating for a year your
self. We are going to lie swamped
with freight traffic this year, and I
want It moved through tho mountains
liko checkers for the next six months.
You know what I mean, George."
(T '" conlinufil.l
mi.vo or thi: MiTo:tirT.
Oh I am nn Ant-ino-litl-lst,
And I R.ill tho linunrtlnir pike,
I give my hlfc'li-Koaroil wheels n twist
And ko wherever I lll:e,
I liounil nlnnrc o'er the rmtntrv rnmls,
Past fresh j-reen fields anil fnrtns,
And wltb what Jny mv heart evpl' ilea
Ah I breast tho thnnk-ynu-mnrniR.
I strew the way with lmttor and eggs
When I hit the grocer's enrt.
And once In n while n grocer's lcs
And the groeer cnnie n;mrt.
To RinnMi nnd hang Intn ,n load nf hay,
And srnttrr It left and 'right.
Wltb a Yenve-hn-hn nnd Tara-dl-ny,
Is n source nf sheer delight.
No eare have I of the sort Hint ehllla
The mnn who Is soon to. "uti"
Wherever I note my unpaid hills
T go nut and rnlse the dust.
I rnlse It here nnd rnlso It there
Till It renehen the cprendlng slilee,
And I find enough nnd ptentv more
To throw In my credltnrs eyes.
Pa It's lln fnr my truMy Automobile
Aid III for my bounding plUe
Let others ravo nver horse nnd wheel
Tho tamo nnd the arduous hike
Let others rave o'er tho hrlgantlne
That plows through the renlm of the
It's me for tho car of gnsollnn
With Its glorious llonk-bonk-honk!
They blew nnd blow their Papor Pag
They blew wltb all their might,
Till suddenly their ring blow up,
And vanished out of sight.
And then the Windy Th(ng wns gone,
Nor could n trace bo seen,
For not n single shred wns left
Of what has never been,
-Uraad Whltlock. In Ufc.
HAPPENINGS IN VERMONT
(Continued From 4th In.)
Min. Jnne Miles I,. O. Wilder wns In
Ptirllngtnn .Mnndny.The fi.nernl of
Alonzo Alnswtirth, who died Frldny
morning, wns held Sunday nt his Into
linme, the Uov. J. IMwnrd Wright off I
clntlng nnd burial was in Green Mt.
Cemeterv nt Montpcller. Tho bearers
were (illbei t nnd Myron Mites, Pert Hnr
net, nnd '. Hied.
Mrs. Levi Swift re urtiod from Poston
Monday night. The Hon. Wllllnm Chapln
Is able to he out. Pert Daniels bns hll
new burns nearly completed. Mrs. Joseph
Pnusquct of Springfield nrrlved nt her
father's, Ceorgo Smnlley, Tuesdny nnd
will arrange to ship her goods from Mont
pcller to .Springfield this week.
A fire In Wllllnm Kerr's barn on Mnln
Ftrcct caused the calling out of the flro
department nt 2:30 yesterdny afternoon.
Tho firemen soon bnd the blaze under
control although tho bnrn wns bndly
gutted. The Urn Is supposed to hnve been
(iiuseil by some smoker. Tho lo?n Is
covered by Insurance.
Fred .V. perry, who bns been wltb bis
uncle, 1". A. Hrngg. nn the fnrm this se.v
Fon, returned to bis homo In Peverly,
Mnss., Tuesday. Mrs. Prank Hnyden nnd
daughter, I.nura Prlghnm, of Montpcller
visited nt A. D. nnd P. A. Prngg'.s lust
week. - Mr. nnd .Mrs. A. D. Hrngg nnd
Mrs. o. P. Alnswnrtb of Minneapolis,
Minn , wert Tuesday to visit relatives nnd
friends In Parre nnd Montpcller for a few
days. Stella Ha 1 ton underwent n success
ful operation for appendicitis nt the Mary
Fletcher hospital Sunday.
It. L. Abbo't In company with Dr.
Purr of Montpcller, Is nttenllng the
sbont.ng Hatches at Portland, Mo. From
there they w go to Poston for a day
or two re-iirnlng the Inst of the week.
Mrs. c. 1:. Mourno of Parro nnd her sis
ter, Mrs. Guy Ilnnnoft of Past Calais,
were guests of their parents. Mr. nnd
Mrs. .1. It. Wilson Tuesdny. Mrs. Alice
Pratt Is siing her children nna g and
eblldren In Montpcller for .1 few dnys.
Mrs. J I, Stone of Xortbfleld ana her
sister, Mrs. Lmrnn I.llley of Cnlals, nnd
Mrs. Lilian Va!l Pnrmenter of Montpe
lifr wfi-K nt II. D. Vnll's Ins', week.
The Misses Lucy nnd Pdna fc'layton of
Morlsvllle nre guests of their nunt, Mrs.
Carrie Town, during vacation. The party
In the church lawn Frldny evening was
n delightful affair nnd well attended.
Miss Lottie Flowers of Qulncy, Mass.,
Is n guest of Mr. nnd Mrs. Henry Pet
tis. K. S Joslln nnd G W. Wallls have
now automobiles. The Pev. nnd Mrs. I
II. PoIk rts returned Saturday from a
three u-reks vacation. Mrs. Clarence
Wells nr.d daughter. Kvelyn, returned
Sntuiday to ...ontpeller. An lco cream
social was held at the Methodist
Chuich Wednesday evening of this week.
Mrs. George Wilson nnd son of Lud
low nre visiting Mr. nnd Mrs. James Er
wln. The K. K. K's will hold a social
nnd promenade In the G. A. P. hall
Thursd.T-. Miss Edith Foster of Water
bury I- acting ns operator In the ofica
of the Wnlstfleld & Fnyston Tel. Co., In
plnco of Miss Florence Howe, who has
complete her duties there. Mr. nnd Mrs.
J. A. Kingsbury wll go this week for a
carriage drhe through the northwestern
part of tho State visiting places In Cana
da. Mrs. Edwin P.ichnnlson of Minnea
polis, Minn., Is visiting relatives In town.
-Mis. Emerson of Detroit, Mich., Is
visiting her sister, Mrs. It. j. Gleason.
The Home Circle will meet nt the church
piiilurs Wednesday. Miss Mabel Howe
Fpent several dnys with relatives In
Northfleld last week. Miss Gladys Grif
fith went Satuiday to visit relatives In
The death of Mrs. Ann Sexton Hnn
nn, widow of Martin Honnn, occurred
Thursday nt the borne of her son-In-Inw,
D. II. Harvey. Mrs. Honnn was
one of the oldest residents of Water
bury. Sho was born In Clare county,
Ireland, P3 ears ngo nnd previous to
coming here about P! years ngo, had
lived In Springfield. Mass. Sho Is
survived by ono daughter, Mrs. Har
vey. The funernl wns held Satur
day morning nt !:30 o'clock at St
Andrew's Church and burial was in the
A new pest has appeared on npple,
plum, and cherry trees In this vicin
ity. It a n brown worm about three
qunrtors nf nn inch In length which
foims a nert on the ends of branches,
much liko the usual worm's nest In
enrly spring. Wherever the leaves
nro Inclosed in t-o nt-st. tney Imme
diately die nnd In somo orchards large
ports of the trees aro covered with
theso dead leaves.
County Game Warden H. J. Tarcher.
wns informed of a wounded doe being
seen Sunday afternoon in the vicinity of
Lover's Inne by an automobile party
coming towards Wntcrhury. Ho went at
once to the place nnd found tho doe shot
In ono hip snuggling In tho river in
about two feet of water. Ho managed
to secuie the doe by ropes nnd put an
end to her misery. Mrs. Charles Eddy
nnd mother of Stowe, Mrs. F. E. Atkins,
Miss Ollle Somervllle nnd hrr guest. Miss
.Mildred Hutchinson, were at Queen City
Park Sunday wltb Sanford Eddy, the
father of Mrs. Atkins. Mr. Eddy return
id homo Mondny night. Miss Wlnnlfred
Peny went to Montpcller Muiday
whero she will visit before returning to
her home In Hoverly. Mnss. Vnrren Gul
bord of Somervllle, Mass,, Is wltb his
family nt the borne of Richard Demcrltt.
--Frank Fnllnusbee nf West Medford,
Mass., a postal clerk on tho St. Albans
nnd Poston run, was nt Allen Fogg's
Siifilny. Jamer Traverse has renttd the
small tenement house nt Duxbury Cor
ners owned by II. J. P.rcher and will
move thero at once. The Hov. C. C. Scy
m"iii', 1). P.. of Mt. Vernon, N. Y.. Is In
town for a few days, maklns tho ascent
of Camel's Hump Mondny. Pr. Seymour
was foimetiy nrslstnnt pastor of Prond
wav Tahe.j nacle, New York city, but
now bns chnrgo of the parish over which
the Pev. F. H. Kellogg ministered be
fore coming to Wntcrhury. E. W. dies
ler. storekeeper nt the Vermont State
hospital for the Insane, Is taking n vaca
tion nnd with Ids family Is camping nt
J. C Griggs of llnrro was In town Tues
dny Lain .1 I'emerltt was quite III the
tlrst of the wofk wltb acute Indigestion.
Miss Miuguerlto Mlnnrd has gono to
Hnrnnnc Like to spend two weeks with
the Misses Ovltt nnd Carpenter. Mrs.
Edwnrd Jones of Wnltsflold Is nt the
home of her mother, Mrs. Florence
Guptll. Annie Dorothy Pnlmer nnd E,
lluntlev Palmer nre spending a few davs
with their uncle, a C. Huntlev, In Polton,
-Pin Tnwle. stenographer nt the Vermont
Stnto hospital for the Insane, is bnvlng
n vacation. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. CroBsett.
Jnmos Mo.Mullln, Mrs. Kate McMulIln and
Mamie McMulIln started yesterday on n
carriage drive which will include n visit
to Mr. nnd Mrs. George Cook nt Fnlrlee. -
Mrs. Orll Btcbblna of Charles City, Iowa,
Is at the horn of her brother, B. F,
Picket. Mrs. Btebblns wee tn the mtlllnerj
business here several years lie. Mr. end
Mrs. u, H. Drown are moving their gtoit
to Pnns-or, Me,, ,f. nunham Is bulldlm
n three-story front to his block.
Mr. and Airs. Charles Clark, of Whit
man, Mass., are vleltlnit Mrs. Clerk's
sisters, Mrs. Mark Mears and Mrs. David
Lucas, and her brother, Silas Packer.
They nro on their way to California to
live. Mr. and Mrs. Murray Bemli ol
Emeryville, Tenn,, nre In tnwn vlsltln
friends, Mr. Bcmls Is a son of the lnu
Nelson Pemls. He was born In this town
nnd llverthore durlni his youth, Mr. nnd
Mrs. Ernest E. Tanner have returned to
their home In Montpelter after a week't
visit with relatives. Mr. and Mr. Har
vey Dodge, of West Liberty, lw. are
visiting nt Kdgar A. Lemberton'l. Mr.
Dodge Is a brother of Mrs. Lamberton,
nnd resided In this town 30 years ago.
Mrs. Minnie Davis flloeum Is vlsltl. her
mother, Mrs. Caroline Robinson. Mr. uni
Mrs. Howard E.Tanner and Mr. and Mrs.
Krncat E. Tanner of Montpelier returned
from their outing at Joe's pond, August
them a pickerel weighing three poundt
nnd reported ft fine catch of fish, among
nnd n qunrter. The Stars held a dance
In the village hall Friday evening. The
Indies of tho Village Improvement society
furnished refreshments. There was a
Mr. and Mrs. Fred N. Young of Athol,
Mass., are guests at F. B. Wright's.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. McDonald have re
turned from three weeks In Potsdam
and Morrlstown, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. M.
H. Harrington are nt the Equinox
House, Manchester. The Rev. Robert C.
Wilson nnd family have arrived from Bu
Chau, China, where he has been seven
years as a missionary. Benjamin M.
Rogers of Walpole. Mass., Is spending
vacntlon at his father's, W. T. Rogers.
Elmer Dlnsmorc Is here from Providence.
R. I., for a visit. It is expected that tht
Rev. Dr. A. T. Grene of Lowell. Mass.,
who Is spending his vacation here, will
preach at the Unlverssllst Church, Aug
ust 15. Only small audiences attended the
mlnbtrel entertainments under the di
rection of W. B. Leonard Thursday and
Friday evenings.-Mr. and Mrs. C. H.
Kidder, Mr. nnd Mrs. A. N. Washburn
nre enjoying a week's automobile tour of
tho White mountains. Charles Ross If
at home from Woburn, Mass. The Meth
odist Church nnd Sunday school will
havo a picnic at Lake Ansel Wednes
day. Mrs. A. H. Bpooner Is recovering
from a hard attack of erysipelas In the
face. The neighbors of Wllmot A. Root
did his haying Friday. They hare also
contributed about t) for his aid, The
annual union service of the Bethel, Ran
dolph, Randolph Center and Royalton
Eplicopat Churches will be held at old
Christ Church on the Randolph road
A hot chimney Ore at B. K. Richard's
bakery In the Sargent block Monday wag
watched by the firemen and a Urge
quantity of water thrown on the roof. A
email barn on mile from the village, be
longing to F. Boott Blossom, waa burned
with two tons of new hay Monday morn
ing. Loss ISO, uninsured. It Is supposed
that sparks from a tramp's pip caused
the fire. Miss Pearle Gale of Newport
has been engaged as second assistant at
the high school. She Is a graduate of
Mt. Holyoke College. The friends of the
library met at Mrs. C. D. Cuihtng's Mon
day and discussed ways and means for
the proposed building. Mr. and Mrs. B
A. Lawless are In Hatdwick to attend
the annual meeting of the A. F .of L. of
Vermont. The Bethel base ball team will
play here Saturday with the Claremont,
N. II., team.
Mrs. R. A. Swan, J. L. Kinsman and
Miss Dotte Baker are spending a few
weeks w'h relatives In Gardner and
Westminster, Mass. iTss Helen Dddj
nnd Howard Eddy of Gardner, Mass., art
with their aunt, Mrs. Ora Bailey, for sev
eral weeks. Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Pollard
of Leominster, Mass., are with her par
ents. Mr. nnd Mrs. Asa Harvey for a few
days. C. F. Kinsman Is In Purllngton for
n few days. The Rev. and Mrs. W. H.
Wntson and Mlrs Ina are spending their
vacation at Old Orchard, Me. Henry Glf
ford has sold his farm to Earl Dewey of
St Lawrence county, N. Y. Miss Alice
Hnlnes of Newark, N. J and Mrs. M. H.
Perkins and Miss Frances Walker of
Brooklyn. N. Y., are at the Beeehwood
for a few weeks.
Mrs. Leon Chamberlain Is at Sunny
side for a few days. Miss Eva Webster
of Woodstock Is the guest of her uncle,
A. W. Ballard. Mr. and Mrs. N. L.
Sheldon of Poston are passing some
time with his mother, Mrs. Cornells Shel
don. Mrs. Loretta Wright of Rutland
visited Mrs. Ella Tenney Saturday.
Mi-i Rosempnd Sargent of Northfleld Is
n guest at the Cobble. The Rev. C. F.
Mclntlre of Woodsvllte, N. H.. a form
er pnstor of the Universalis! Church,
visited In town last weok, aerompanteif
by Mrs. Mclntlre. Mr. and Mrs. John
Ingham of Concord, N. H arrived
Thursday for two weeks with his motlv
er. Mrs. Albert HtH.-George E. Miner
bns returned to Brooklyn, N. Y.
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION.
The marriage of Miss Caroline L. Wal
lace nnd Carl W. Csmeron was solem
nized at the home of the bride's grand'
mother, Mrs. N. B. Snfford. Miss Wal
lace Is the only child of Everett J. Wat.
lncc, a government official stationed al
Montreal, and the late Charlotte Wal
lace. The ceremony was witnessed by
nbout 25 relatives only. The Rer. A. J.
Hough of Montpelier officiated and
large reception followed. Miss Margery
A. Watson, a cousin of the groom and
room mate of the bride at Dana Hall,
Wellesley, Mass., was maid of honol
nnd a brother of the groom, Edward F.
Sameron, wns best man. Garfield Miller,
frthur Hough, Dr. G. N. Cobb and
George Carpenter were ushers. Tht
bride's dress was of white satin and th
maid of honor wore white chiffon ovei
messallne silk. The couple will reside la
White River Junction where the groom
Is employed In the postofflee.
GOOD SHOOTING SCORES.
I.. S. German Hit 163 Out of 200 Tar
I'tlcn, N. Y Aug. 11. The tournament
of the Rome Gun cltfb was concluded to
day with S3 marksmen participating In thi
final events. The proposed team match
wns declared off. High score for the tw
days was made by L. S. German, profes
sional of Aberdeen, Mich., with 192 out of
tnrgets to-day and HS out of the 4ol
targets for both days.
H. S. Wells of New York was sec
ond with a total of Sl for the tw
days. O. E. Carpenter ef Syracuse
and Nent Apgar of New Tork wer
tied for third place with t(l targets
each, J. N. Knapp of Auburn, whe
led the amateurs yesterday, did aot