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of the feller after ye got up?"
BUIIl aaw waa the crowd blocking
I the doorwar. I knew they had caught
me lying on Slavin, with my hand
grasping the knife-hllt and, somehow,
I couldn't think of anything Just then
but how to get out of there into the
open. I've seen vigilantes turn loose
before, and knew what was likely to
KH"Sure. Recognise anybody in .that
i;lB"BlglJlm, the bartender, was the
only one I knew; be had a bung-start!
Mason nodded thoughtfully, his
mouth puckered. "It's him, and half
HSKSMen other fellers of the same
stripe,-wjio, are klckln' up all this fracas.
The molt of 'em are yonder
r 'MW,^-if;-it wusn't fer Ieavln' apris]
onerHnprptected.darnme if I wudn't
\ like to mosey right down thar an'
|?,-'pound:ja "little boss sense into that
j bunch o' cattle. Thet's 'bout the only
thlng. ye kin do fer'a plum fool, so
'the law won't let ye kill
"I'm really sorry that you got mixed
I ttP;ih. this, Buck," said Hampton,
5 "for It looks to me about nine chances
* out of ten against either of us getting
away from here unhurt"
."Oh, I don't know. It's bin my experience
thet there's allers chances If
you only keep yer eyes skinned. If
we kin only manage to hold 'em back
till after dark we maybe might creep
Kg away through the bush to take a hand
in this little game. Anyhow, it's up
to us to play It out to the limit Bless
laJa ain't ajximln'
I up right n'ow7"~
A baltdoxen men were starting to
climb the hillside, fallowing a dim
trail through the tangled underbrush.
Mason stepped up to the ore dump
where be could see better, and watched
their movements closely.
"HI, there!" he called, his voice
harsh and strident "You fellers are
Invited to this plcnlo, an' there'll
omethln' doln' If you push.along
le little bunch halted Instantly
without the edge of the heavy
er, turning their faces up toward
ow, see here, Buck," answered
taking a single step ahead of the
rs, and hollowing bis hand as a
pet to speak through, "It don't
to us fellers as If this affair was
of your funeral, nohow, and we've
) long ahead of the others just
urpose to give you a fair show to
out -of It afore the real trouble
is. SabeT"
i'fthet spr
e little marshal was too far away
hem to perceive bow his teeth
eneath the bristly mustache,
ou bet! The boys don't consider
It's hardly the square deal your
" up agin 'em In this way. They
3 you marshal of this yere camp,
t warn't expected you'd ever take
deg 'long with murderers. Thet's
t(ff fer us to abide by. So come
own. Buck, an' leave us to at
to the cuss."
you mean Hampton, he's my
oer. Will you promise to tet me
him down to Cheyenne fer
;: "Wal, I reckon not, old man. We
kit) gtve him a trial well 'noitgh here
'Glencald," roared another voice
feSvftom one of the group, which was ap
S'-jiiparently growing restless over the de
"But wo ain't inclined to do you
i^,B0 harm onless ye ram in too far
come on down, Buck, throw up yet
s^'eards; we've got all the aces, an''ye
can't bluff this whole durn camp."
Mason Bpat Into the dump contemp
tV tuously, his hands thrust into his pock
Sit , ets. "You're a flne-lookin' lot o' law
abldtn' cltiiens, you are! Blamed il
>. you ain't This yere man, Bob Hamp
fegv' ton. is 'my prisoner, an' I'll take bis
I); to Cheyenne if I have ter brain every
|| tough In Glencaid to do it Theft
me, gents." . W
fcfe "Oh, come off; you can't run yout
notions agin the whole blame mora
(?' sentiment of this camp."
0./ "Moral sentiment! I'm backin' uj
Efefe the law, not moral sentiment, ye cross
' J *.- eyed beer-Bllnger, an' If ye try edgln
&Si up ther another step I'll plug you with
-this '45.'"
fc;: - "There was a minute of hesitancy
4',' while-the men below conferred, the
. marshal looking contemptuously down
,,upon them, his revolver gleaming om
% ,'lnoualy in the light
fei ' . "Oh, come on, Buck, show a little
ffehoss sense," the leader sang out
jlfeiiWe've got every feller In cump along
SgySrith us, an' there ain't no show fei
pip tjw two o' ye to hold out against that
gggaort,ot an outfit",
ip''::;1.;.-Mason smiled and patted the barrel
wyK,.'of hla Colt
'.r"Oh, go to blares! When I want
?? & My advice, Jlmmle, I'll send fer ye'."
: c- | Some one flred, the ball digging up
the soft earth at the marshal's feet,
jto and fljnging it In a blinding cloud Into
tiv'^Hampton's eyes. Mason's answer
was a sudden fustlade, which sent the
ftt^rbwd flying helter-skelter Into the underbrush.
One among them stagger
ed 'and half fell, yet succeeded In
dragging himself out of sight.
"Oreot Scott if I don't believe 1
winged James!" the shooter remarked
^HKtfruUyg reaching back Into his
pocket for more cartridges. "Maybe
them boys will be a bit more keerful
jfj f
better tkin down, fer I reckon It's
liable ter be rlflei next"
~ It was rifles neit, and the "winging"
of Big Jim, however It mar have Inspired
caution, slao developed-fresh
animosity in the hearts of bis followers,
and brought forth evidences of
discipline In "their approach. Peering
across the sheltering dump pile, the
besieged were able to perceive the
dark figures cautiously advancing
through the protecting brush; ther
sped out widely until their two flanks
were close In against the wall of rock,
and then the deadly rifles began to
spit spitefully, the balls casting up
the loft dirt In clouds or flattening
against the stones. The two men
crouched lower, bugging their pile of
lag, unable'to perceive even a stray
assailant within range of their read;
"This whole blame country Is full
of discharged sojers," he growled, "an'
they know their biz all right I reckon
them fellers Is pretty sure to git
one of us ylt; anyhow, they've got ui
cooped. Say, fiob.'thet lad crawling
yonder ought to be In reach, an' it's
our bounden duty not to let the boys
git too gay."
Hampton tried the shot suggested,
elevating considerable to overcome distance.
There was a yell and a swift
skurrylng backward which caused Mason
to laugh, although neither knew
whether this result arose from fright
or wound. * , '"
- " ?
"HI, There!" Ha Called, "You Fellero
Alnt Invited to Thle Picnic."
" 'Bilged ter leach 'em manners onct
In awhile, or they'll Imbibe a tool notion
they kin come right 'long up yere
without no Invite. 'Taint ter long, nohow,
'lesB all them guys are ljuts."
Hampton turned his head and looked
soberly Into the freckled face, Impressed
by the speaker's grave tone."
"Fire, my boy, fire. The wind's
dead right fer It; thet brush will burn
like so much (Inder, an' with tills big
wall o' rock back of us, It will be hell
here, all right Some of 'em are
bound to think of It pretty blame soon,
! an' then, Bob, I reckon you an' I will
hev' to take to the open on the Jump."
Hampton's eyes hardened. God,
how he desired to live Just then, to
i uncover that fleeing Murphy and
wring from him the whole truth which
had been eluding htm all these yearsi
i "She Loves Me; 8he Loves Me Not."
It was no claim of military duty
which compelled Grant to relinquish
Miss Spencer so promptly at the hotel
door, but rather a desire to escape
her ceaseless chatter and gain retire'
ment where be could reflect In quiet
, over the revelations of Hampton. In
this quest he rode slowly up the val.
ley of the Pear Water, through the
bright sunshine, the rare beauty ot
. the scene scarcely leaving the slight
est impress on his mind, so busy was
. it, and bo preoccupied. He no longer
t had any doubt that Hampton had util,
Ized his advantageous position, as well
! as his remarkable powers ot pleasing,
i to ensnare the susceptible heart ot
. this young, confiding girl. While the
I man had advanced no direct claim, ha
had said enough to1 make perfectly
( clear the close intimacy ot their relation
and the existence of a definite
, understanding between them. With
j this recognized as a fact, was he Justified
in endeavoring to win Nalda OII,
lis for himself? That the girl would
find continued happlnesB with such a
' man as Hampton he did not for a mo1
ment believe possible; that she had
been deliberately deceived regarding
his true character he felt no doubt.
1 That the girl was morally so far
above him as to make bis very touch
' a profanation, and at the unbidden
thought of It, the soldier vowed to oppose
Buch an unholy consummation.
Nor did he, oven then, utterly despair
of winning, for he recalled afresh the
intimacy of their few past meetings,
his face brightened In memory of this
and that brier word or shy glance.
All the world loves a lover, and all
the fairies guide him. As the olfiror'e
ovor danced ud from the dusty
road, be perceived just ahead thosame
, steep bank down which be bad
plunged In his effort at capturiDg'hls
fleeing tormentor. With the sight
there came upon him the desire to loiter
again In the little glen where they
' had first met, and dream once more
j of her wbo had given to the ihaded
, nook both Hie and beauty. He swung
! himself from the saddle, tied a loose
reip to a scrub oak, and clambered up"
j this bank. '* s
seated wllh unher
baodi clasped about one knee, her
sweet face sobered by thought, her
eyes down cart, the long lashes plain,
ly outlined agalnat the clear cheek*.
To draw back unobserved was Impossible,
even had he possessed strength
of will suffldent to make the attempt,
nor would words of easy greeting
come to his relief. He could merely
worship silently as before a sacred
shrine. It was thus she glanced up
and saw blm with startled eyes, her
handB unclasping, her cheeks rosecolored.
"Lieut Brant you here?" she exclaimed,
speaking as If his presence
-a ? ?t.
eemea unreal. worn BirouRt, lunacies
an Idle tbongbt can work!"
"Thoughts, I have heard," he replied,
coming toward her with head
uncovered, "will sometimes awaken
answers through vast distances of
time and space. As my thought was
with you I may be altogether to blailie
for thus arousing your own. From
the expression of your face, I supposed
you dreaming."
She smiled, her eyes uplifted for a
single Instant to his own. "It was
rathef thought just merging into
dream, and there are few things In
life more sweet I know not whether
It Is the common gift of all minds, but
my day-dreams are almost more to
me than my realities."
"First Is was moods, and now
dreams." He seated himself comfortably
at her feet "You would cause
me to believe you a most impractical
person, Miss Nalda."
"If that were only true, I am sure
I should be most happy, for It has
been my fortune so far to conjure up
only pleasure through day-dreaming
?the things I like and k>ng for become
my very own then. Gut If you
mean, as I suspect that I do not enjoy
the dirt and drudgery of life, then*
my plea will have to be guilty. Back
of what you term practical some one
has said thqre Is always a dream, a
first conception. In that sense I.
choose to be a dreamer."
"And not, so unwise a choice, If
your dreams only tejyl toward results."
He sat looking into her animated
face, deeply puzzled, by both
words and actions. "I cannot help
noticing that you avoid all reference
to my meeting with Mr. Hampton. Is
mis anuiuer Bigu ui juur juiyiacuwai
"I should say rather the opposite,
for I bad not even supposed it concerned
"Indeed! That presents a vastly different
view from the one given us an
hour since. The distinct Impression
was then conveyed to both our minds
that you were greatly distressed regarding
the matter. Is it possible you
can have been acting again?"
"I? Certainly not!" and she made
no attempt to hide her indignation.
"What do you mean?"
He hesitated an Instant in hie reply,
feeling that possibly he was
treading upon thin ice. But her eyes
commanded a direct answer, and he
yielded to them.
"We were Informed that you experienced
great anxiety for fear we
might quarrel?so great. Indeed, that
you had confided your troubles to another."
"To whom?"
"Miss Spencer. She came to us ostensibly
In your name, and as a peacemaker."
For a moment she sat gazing directly
at him, then she laughed softly.
"Why, how supremely ridiculous; I
can hardly believe It true, only your
face tells me you certainly are not
In play. Lieut. Brant, I have never
even dreamed of such a thing. You
had informed me that your mission
was one of peace, and he pledged me
his word not to permit any quarrel.
I had the utmost confidence In you
"How, then, did she even know of
our meeting?"
"I am entirely in the dark, as mystified
as you," 'she acknowledged,
frankly, "for It has certainly never
been a habit with me to betray the
confidence of my friends, and I learned
long since not to confide secrets to
Miss Spencer."
Apparently neither cared to discuss
the problem longer, yet he remained
silent considering those questions
which might decide his fate.
"You speak of your confidence In
us both," he said, slowly. "To me
the complete trust you reposo In Mr.
Hampton Is scarcely comprehensible.
Do you truly believe In his reform?"
"Certainly. Don't you?"
The direct return question served'
to nettle and contuse blm. "It Is,
perhaps, not my place to Bay, as my
future happiness does not directly depend
on the permanence of bis
reformation. But if his word can be
depended upon, your happiness to a
verv Iatata extent. lines."
She bowed. "I have no doubt you
can safely repose confidence in whatever
he may have told you regarding
me." *
"You indorse, then, the claims he
"You are very Insistent; yet I
know of no good reason why I should
not answer. Without at ail knowing
the nature of those claims to which
you refer, I have no hesitancy In saying
that I possess such complete confidence
in Bob Hampton as to reply
unreservedly yes. But really, Lieut.
Brant, I should prefer talking upon
some other topic. It is evident that
you two gentlemen are not friendly,
yet there la no reason why any misunderstanding
between you should interfere
with our friendship, is there?"
She asked this question with such
perfect innocence that Brant behoved
she failed to comprehend Hampton's
claims. ;' v.
? MB
AUGUST 12TH, 1807.
The temperatures on the tth averaged
about 10 degrees below the normal,
but they were practically normal
during the rest of the week. The big*
est temperatures occurred on the 8th.
J The rainfall was generally slightly
deficient over the .northwest counties,
and moderately heavy in sections of
the southwestern and north central
counties. The falls were generally
sllghty above the normal In other sections.
Showers were general on the
5th and 8th, being reary on the. 9th
In sections of Putnam, Kanawha, Marlon,
Taylor and Harrison counties.
Over Borne of the central counties
showers occurred' dally from the 5th
to the 9th, Inclusive.
There was much cloudiness in all
sections until the 10th and the sunshine
averaged only about 55 per cent,
of te possible amount. The week was
unfavorable for out-door work.
Remarks by Correspondents.
(Name of postofflce Is following by
name of county.)
Panhandle Sectioh.
Bayard, Grant ? The weather was
showety and generally cloudy. The
sunshine averaged about 48 per cent,
of the possible amount. ? Solomon
"?" ? *" 1 Li. ?r>,? *nnHl.
OUI llUgLUU, 111 llici m i uu whu.
tioQs were favorable for growth, bur
were unfavorable for out-door work.
The weather was cloudy and showery,
with considerable fog.?J. W. Vandlver.
Charles Town, Jefferson ?; Out-door
work was much retarded by frequent
showers. The conditions were favorable
for growth. W. T. McDonald.
Franklin, Pendleton ? The weather
was showery and unfavorable for outdoor
work.?Rev. S. 8. Oliver.
Harpers Ferry, Jefferson ? Showers
fell on the 4th, 5tb, 9th and 10th,
giving a total rainfall of .38 of an Inch-.
The conditions were favorable.?S. W.
Southern Section.
Bancroft, Putnam?Showers fell on
the 5th and 7th. Very heavy rain
(2.C5 Inches) fell from 10 a. m. to
1:30 p. m. on the 9th. The mornings
were foggy. The sunshine averaged
about 55 per'cent, of the possible
amount.?James Hill.
Duncan, Jackson?Showers fell on
the 5th, 7th and 9th. The rest of fhe
week was generally fair. There were
three foggy mornings.?J. S. Harvey.
Elkhorn, McDowell? Showers fell
on the 5th, 7th and 9th. The week opened
cool.?John J. Lincoln,
.Mountain Cove, Fayette?The weather
was showery and warm.?L. P. Willis.
Oceana, Wyoming?The weather was
showery and moderately warm.?R
M. Senter.
Priestly, Lincoln?Rain fell on the
5th, 7th and 10th. The weather was
cool.?Miss Norma Clark.
Princeton, Mercer?The weather was
pleasant and the wlndls were very
light. The nights were cool and there
were no mga aay iwiupwrataxoo, ouvnera
fell on the 5th, 7th and 8th. The
sunshine averaged about 00 per cent,
of the possible amount.?H. Scott.
Ravenswood, Jackson?The weather
was generally cloudy, with fog bn every
morning but the 5th. Showers
fell on the 5th and 9th. The sunshine
averaged about 60 per cent, of the
possible amount.?C. T. Perry.
Williamson, Mingo ? The weather
moderately cool and pleasant; but the
sunshine only averaged 45 per cent,
of the possible amount. The rainfall
was light.?J. P. Keyset.
Northern Section.
Creston, Wirt ? The weather was
showery and the temperatures were
moderate.?J. M. Reed.
Elklns, Randolph?The temperature
was about normal and the rainfall was
40. of an Inch above the normal. Show
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ors fell on every day but the 10th and
thunder storms occurred on the "th
an? 9th. The sunshine averaged SI
per cent, of the possible amount. Sunshine
and dry weather are. needed. ?
Local .Office, Weather -Bureau.
Elm Grove, umo ? iauaaer uuy*?
ere occurred .dally from the 5th to the
9th. The days were warm and Sultry.
?J. W. Baird.
Fairmont, Marlon?Heavy rain (1.551
Inches) fell from 2 p. m. to 4 p. m.
on the 9th. Showers also fell on the
5th, 6th and 7th.?H. Glenn Fleming.
Iiewlston, Kanawha? The weather
was very showery. Heavy rain fell on
the 9th.?W. C. Henson.
Glenvllle. Ilmer.?Jhe fore pert of
the week was cool and partly cloudy.
Thunder was heard on the 7th and
9th, The sunshine averaged about 60
per cent, of the possible amount ?
S. W. Wilson.
Lost Creek,. Harrison?The weather
was very cloudy, with freqent showers.
?Allen Smith.
Mannlngton, Marlon? Showers fell
on the 6th, 6th and 9th. The sunshine
averaged about 60 per cent, of the
possible amount The week opened
very cool.?James A. Morgan.
Moundsvllle, Marshall ? Thunder
storms' occurred on the 8th, 9th and
10th. The mornings were foggy. The
sunshine averaged 44 per cent of the
possible amount ? C. E, Haddox.
Parkersburg, Wood ? The temper
- - ? -? it. ?
atare averaged 1 degree dbiow uie imal
and the rainfall was .15 of an
inch below the normal. A moderate
ahower fell on the 5th and a very
light ahower on the 7th. The sunshine
averaged 62 per cent of the poealble
amount. ?Section enter.
Phillppd, Barbour? The week' waa
cloudy, ahowery, and unfavorable for
out-door work. The, mornings of the
3d, 4th and 9th were foggy, and thunder
storms occurred on the 7th and
9th. The sunshine averaged 50 per
cent, of the possible amount?J. D.
Rowlesburg, Preston?Showers fell
on the 4th, 6th and 10th, being heavy
on the 6th.?F. R. Proudfoot.
Weston, Lewis?The weather was
cloudy and Showery. The nights were
cool and the days moderately warm.
The mornings were foggy.?Miss C.
M. Davis.
Wheeling, Ohio?The weather was
partly cloudy to cloudy, with occasional
showers.?Miss M.-B. Forsyth.
H. C. HOWE, Section Director.
Since thou hast gone, I often see
In garden closes
Falnt-vlsloned efflglep of thee
Among the roses;
Some semblance of thy beauty's
bloom, _
Some savor of the sweet perfume
That clung around theo.
Hut never was I fain to say
"This rose Is thine" until to-day?
To-day I found thee. '
Where poverty In squalor lies,
Within the city;
Where summer burns but never sighs
With breath of pity,
How little speaks 'of thee; but there
Thy rose of roses, sweet and fair
I found this morning!
The white rose In Its broken pot
An attic window's garden-plot
I saw adorning.
Ne'er bloomed a sweeter flower of love
In greenest valley,
Thap that white rose, set high above
The squalid alley.
If anywhere on earth thou art,
Here would'st thou hide thy mother
In self-abasement;
This rose must house thy spirit mild
To cheer the little sickly child
Behind that casement.
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