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"Yea, little girl, I know," and tie
gljmaii atroked her hair tenderly, hli
SB??_.i? .it r
I There'll be another yelIng
when jr'ou come."
arrived tome two hours
A Lincoln. June 17, 1S7J.
e? WMtl probably Tellow.
with them. Murphy, sov,
at Cheyenne waiting orBITTON,
1 the paper In hts hand,
nklng of the past, the
future. He had borne
te last years, much misa,
much loneliness of
a this Murphy to cover
flnal hope for retrieving
ark years. Ay, and there
Her future, scarcely lets
i.Jhung trembling in the
I sudden lashing of that
s brain was like an decile
cursed his inactivity,
had he become a child
ible before imagined evil,
oblli of the mind? He
ranted time enough; now
ig from the lips of that
tvage the last vestige of
i for the road, for hard,
doe, buckling his loaded
t outside Us rough coat
Is revolvers with unusual
>ke a few parting words
, to Mrs. Quffy and went
Ten minutes later he was
galloping down the dusty
ward Cheyenne.
II of Silent Murphy.
Infantryman who had
for the Important aervIph
operator gat in the
ce, his feet on the rude
e buried behind a newsl
inform me where I
Uent Murphy, a governed
the unmistakable ring
uthority, and the soldier
actively dropped his feet
"Don't know exactly. Supposed to
be with Terry, and Gibbons, somewhere
near the mjuth of the Powdery
although he may have left there by
this time, morlng down the Tellow
I it came together.
btikting after, that
now, a matter of
lty dim trail, and
sin to permit him
, Besides, if this
to turn out right,
ike you the hapis
so; It is not at
lown In this fash1
unclasped her
away from him
Just like a cowtoman
of It; yet
whatever you bewLll
come back,
ie so lonely here,
' all I have In the
mpulsive motion
ilm, passionately i
om her lowered
his own voibe.
it, lassie. It will
I If I live I come
slender, whltoised
slowly down
Once only she
ck to him and he
spouse, although
glrU Perhaps I
er the whole Inmply
haven't got
t reads now. If
ghtened out, II '11
rust an unllghted
>th and descer.doutward
iph occupied onenext
the Miners'
hful operator mIs
debonair vlailampton's
you falrand
rumors of
now," was the
rything goln' ter
11ns are gtttln'
In the Big Horn
"un, lotii ts n: ican in*}uti yuu
might manage to rush a message
through for me to Fort A. Lincoln
^^'tbout discommoding Uncle Sam?"
MnilOTampton placed a coin upon the
"Hem it i?; now get it off early, my
; lad, and bring the answer to me over
stone. Murpny s oruern were iu mieicept
his column somewhere between
the Rosebud ana the Big Horn. No
other scout along this border would
take such a detail.;- But that old devil
of a MUrphy just enjoys such a trip.
He started off as happy as ever 1 see
"How far will hq have to ride?"
"Oh, 'bout 300. miles as the crow
files, a little west of north, and the
better part ol the distance, they tell
me, It's almighty rough country for
night work. But then Murphy, he
knows the way all right. Sorry you
didn't come along a little earlier," he
said, genially. "Do you know Murphy?"
"I'm not - quite certain. Did you
happen to notice a peculiar block scar
on the back ot bis right hand?"
"Sure; looks like the half of a pear.
He sald.lt was powder under the r"
A new look of reviving determ.nar
tlon swept' Into Hampton's gloomy
eyes?beyond doubt,, this must be his
"How many horses did he have??"
"Did you overhear bim say anything
definite about his plans for the trip?"
"What, him? He never talks, that
fellow. He can't do nothing but sputter
If he tries. But? I wrote out his orders.
and they give htm to the 25tb to
make the Big Horn. You wasn't planning
to strike out after him, was
"I might risk It If I only thought I
could overtake him within two days;
my business Is of some Importance."
"Well, stranger. I should reckon you
might do that with a dog-gone good
outfit' Murphy's sure to take things
pretty easy today, and he's almoBt
certain to follow the old mining trail
as far as the ford over the Belle
Fourche, and that's plain enough to
travel. Beyond that point the devil
only knows whore he will go. for then
Is when his hard rldln' begins."
The moment the operator mentioned
that odd scar on Murphy's hand, every
vestige of hesitation varnished, Beyond
any possibility of doubt he was
on the right scent this time. Murphy
was riding north upon a mission as
desperate as ever man was called
upon to perform. The chance of his
coming forth nllve from that Indianhaunted
land was. as the operator;
truthfully said, barely one out of a
hundred. To the end, to the death If
need were, he would follow!
The memory of his old plain craft
would not permit any neglect of the
few necessaries for the trip. He
bought without haggling over prices,
but Insisted on the best. So It was
four In the afternoon when he finally
struck into the trail leading northward.
He rode a mettlesome, halfbroken
bronco, a wicked-eyed brute,
which required to be conquered twice
within the first hour of travel; a second
and more quiet animal trailed behind
at the end of a lariat, bearing the
necessary equipment.
He had, by persistent questioning,
acquired considerable information, durlng
that busy hour spent In Cheyenne,
regarding the untracked regions lying
before him, as well as the character
and disposition of the man he pur
sued. Both by Instinct and training
he was able to comprehend those brief
hints that must prove of vast benefit
In the pathless wilderness.
The night was already dark, but
stars were gleaming brilliantly over
head, and the trail remained easily
traceable. It became terribly lonely
on that wilderness stretching away
for unknown leagues In every direotlon,
yet Hampton scarcely noted this,
so watchful was he lest he miss the
trail. To ma judgment, Murpny wouie
not be likely to ride during the night
until after he had crossed the Fourche.
There was no reason to suspect that
there were any hostile Indians south
of that stream, and probably therefore
the old scout would endeavor to conserve
his own strength and that of his
horses, for the more perilous travel
1 About midnight, the trail becoming
ebscure, the rider made camp, confident
he must have already gained
heavily oa the man he pursued. He
lariated his horses and flinging himself
down on some soft turf, almoet
Immediately dropped asleep. He was
up again before daylight, and, after
a hasty meal, pressed on. The natnre
of the country had changed considerably,
becoming more broken, the view
circumscribed hy towering cliffs and
deep ravines.
Late In the itternoon he reined up
his horse and gazed forward Into a
broad valley, bounded with precipitous
bluffs. The trail led directly
down toward where a considerable
: stream; of water shone silvery In the
lun, half ooncesled bahlnd a fringe ol
willowi. And yonder, cloee In against
those distant willows, some blaok dots
were moving. Hampton glued his
anxious eyes to the glass. The leveled
tubes clearly revealed a man on horseback,
leadlng-another horse. The animals
were walking. There ooold be
little doubt that this was Sliest Murphy.
Hampton" larlited his tired horsas
shadows of those willows, studying
the oppoilte shore and making ready...
for the dsitt northward. Hampton believed
hi would linger thua for some
time after dark, to see If Indian Area
wonld agerd" any gnldande. Confldeht |
of this, he passed back tohls borses,
robbed them/down with grass, and
then ate Ms lonely supper, not venturing
to, light a Are. certain.,that Murphy's
eyes were scanning every inch
of skyline,
Darkness Same rapidly, while Hampton
sat planning again the details of
his night's woyk. Then, with the two
animals trailing cautiously behind, he
felt his slow way on foot down the
steep blul into the denser blackness
of the valley.
The Haunting of a Crime.
Murphy, rested on his back in the
midst o[ a thicket of willows, yvlde
awake. yet not quite ready to ford the
Fourche and plunge Into the dense
shadows shrouding the northern shore.
Crouched behind a log. be bad so far
yielded unto temptation as to light his
pipe, j
Murphy had been amid Just such
unpleasant euvtronmentsSmany times
before, and the experience had grown
somewhat prosaic. Even Indian-scouting
degenerates Into a commonplace
at last So Murphy pulled contentedly
at his old pipe. '
But suddenly there was the faint
crackle ol a branch to his left and
one hand Instantly closed over bis pipe
bowl, the other grasping the heavy revolver
at his hip. There came a plain,
undisguised rustling in the grass.?
some prowling coyote, probably; then
his tense muscles Immediately relaxed.
anil he cursed himself (or being
so startled, yet be continued to gTasp
Shn "in" In Vila rlfhi hand, his eves
, "Murphy!"
That single word, hurled thus unex"Hampton
Glued Hie Anxious Eyes to
the Glass."
pectedly out of the black night, startled
him more than would a volley of rifles.
He sprang half erect, then as swiftly
crunched behind a willow, utterly unable
to articulate. For the Instant his
very blood ran cold; he appeared to
shrivel up,
"Oh, come, Murphy; speak up, man;
1 know you're in here."
That terror of the unknown Instantly
vanished. This was the familiar
language of the world, and, however
the fellow came to be thero, it was
assuredly a man who spoke.
"Who-r-the hell?are ye?" he blurt
ed out
The visitor laughed, the bushes
rustling as he pushed toward the
sound of the voice. "It's all right, old
boy. Gave ye quite 1 scare, I reckon."
Murphy could now dimly perceive
the other advancing through the intervening
willows, and his Colt shot up
to the level. "Stop!?ye take another
?step an' I'll?let drive. Ye tell me
?first?who ye be."
The'lnvader paused, but he realized
the nervoua finger pressing the trigger
and made baste to answer. "It's ail
right, I tall ye. I'm one ot Terry's
'Te are) Jist the same?I've heard
?yer voice?afore."
"Likely 'nough- I saw service in the
Murphy was still & trifle suspicious.
"How"d ye git yere? How'd ye come
ter know?whar I wus?"
The man laughed again. "Sort'
hurta yer perfeaaional feelins, don't '
old feller, to be dropped in on In 1
unceremonloua way? But it was >' '
easy, oM man. Ye see I hapr -1
thro' Cheyenne only a couple o'
behind ye, with a hunch o' par'
the Yellowstone. The trail''
enough out this far, and I lor
at a pretty fair hickory, so t'
up on toe dim yonaer, ana ?-?
Into camp pare J oat afore i' y i
was a-keepln' yer eyes ski .
the Fourche, and natura'
pact no ctUer* from tl > >.
hind. Tharest mia nut' < J
am. It's a darn sight t-r
hev company traveUn' i.,< tr.: .1.
Now kin I cum on?"
Murphy reluctantly 1 ' ' ' '
very movement be'
"I reckon. But T -.i;i ? ,
rather risk It?air
The strsagerV
further hetltatic - 1 -r'ur
tab dark to r r <" H.it to
Murphy's itrr ncwoomer
appear -t-u to,- ltt
build, ana 01
"Whar'4- '
"Month r :ir;:a
tfJfotbar' |
billed to appear here for two performances
r.n the 27tb of August is the
nnnnrtimltv afforded tiw.wlitiess at
play the roong of many of the strange
animals In its long'list, tor the winter
has been prolific In that respect, and
spring finds. the big menagerie the
scene' of much festivity on the" part
of the jonngjsters." A tiny black baby
of the rare. Anoa Antelope is quite
chummy with the frolicsome Bebu Calf
and a half dozen club , lions at play
never fall to draw their share of attention,
while the baby monkey nestling
close to Its mother's breast, for
all the world like Its little human
brother makes one wonder if Darwin
were not more than half right and
then there is some half dozen Shetland
pony colts, and the baby Emu
and baby Kangaroo, until it looks aa
If the 3tork at the big winter quarters
of the shew had been kept pretty
busy. At any rate they form no smalt
part of the attraction for old and
young alike, and it must keep the
Robinsons pretty busy finding homes
for all (heir additions when they arrive.
' .'
A most injurious habit, common
alike to men and women, is that of
sitting with one leg swung over .the
knee of the other. Headaches, cold
feet, varicose veins, ulcers and many
other discomforts attendant on an Imperfect
circulation of the blood are directly
traceable to this nabit, says the
September Delineator. <
When the right leg is swung over
the left knee the whole weight Is sustained
by this knee placing all the
pressure against the under part of the
right leg between the calf and -the
kneecap. At this very place are a
great number of- large veins, arteries
and nerves; the pressure on them
crowds all the tissues together and materially
Interferes with the circulation
of the blood, and the disturbance of
nature's processes manifests Itself In
many bodily evils find Inconveniences.
Many who'would not be guilty of crossing
the legs In public often surrender
to the temporary comfort of the position
In the seclusion of their own
rooms. It Is wrong and Injurious bocause
It defies nature, whose laws
are more Imperative than those of sooiety.
Is the Result of Prolonged Study and
Deep Research.
Marconi?the wireless wizard?did
not stumble accidentally'upon the principles
of his marvellous Invention.
It was only by deep and prolonged
study of the cause of certain known
phenomena In nature that -he was able
to produce the startling effect.
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Restorers, have a way of punching
them altogether without discrimination.
Herplclde Is as different from other
so-called "hair restorers" and "remedies"
as day Is from-nlghti
It is a scientific preparataion prepared
for Ibe sole purpose of destroying
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from Australia and the Argentine Republic
more than 12,000,000 pounds of
It is said that one-eighth of the Revenues
of the .Doited Stales Is derived
from the tobacco Industry in onelorm
or another.
The advantage of artificial shade In
the growing of tobacco and other
crops consists of the conserving of
the moisture In the soil.
In the South Atlantic division the
proportion of .bachelors Is 27.1 ol all
the men; but the proportion ol unmarried
women Is only 22.3.
The Italian State Railway has
bought 200,003 tons of American coal,
fo he delivered at Genoa, at |5,0) a
ton. The Welsh coal-owners, It is
said, aked $0.12.
In Germany sound-proof building
blocks are made of a mixture of gypsum
with sawdust, coke, dust of ashes.
Some chemical skill is required to
make the mixture.
San Marine Is the smallest republic
In the world. It has but 22 square
?11? o nrsTiiilo^'ffhn nf RKflO
Ill I ICS, UUl ilUil .? yu,W p.?
Its annual revenues are 115,000. It's
army has 900 soldiers and 150 officers.
An Interesting: relic of Napoleon
Bonaparte has keen placed In the Nottingham
Castle Museum. It consists
of a lock of hair of the Emperor which
was cut oft about an hour after bis
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It Is suggested in London that all
children be mnde to have their names
and addresses written In the Inside
of their hats, so that they can be
cared for by the police If they stray
away from home,
The baby Prince, of Spain's name'
has been entered upon the roll ot a
regiment and lie wears the number
of it. In gold, pinned on his bib. A
bed in the barracks Is reserved lor
him as the latest recruit.
The latest secret fraternity movement
began at the Ohio State University,
where stents recently organized
a Delta Theta Sigma society to
9tend "strictly for advancement in
agriculture and extend Its development."
, Vice
Consul J. K. Foster writes
from Newcastle that experiments
made In Queensland with the leaves
of the pineapple plant have shown
that there Is a fiber 1n them which
may be used In the production ot a
useful kind of silky cloth.
Vice Consul W. J. Sulis, writing
from Liverpool, says that since the
front, development of the cycle and
motor industry the demand for rubber
has enormously increased throughout
the world, and there Is no Indication
that the limit of requirement
has been nearly reached.
In Springfield, Mass., is a private
art collection which'is the iBrgestand
most varied owned by any one person
In the country. It is the property of
0. W. V. Smith, who has spent over
60 years getting It together, and It
Is ranked with the New York Metropolitan
Museu mand the Wallace Museum
of London.
Reason fcr Selling Out.
Judge Ben Lindsay, of Colorado,
says that a woman's vote can be
bought for $15. Tbrit "-t'-on yqft rIdflB
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Florence Roberts Is to create. th^>
leading role In "The Struggle Everlasting,"
wii'ch Is to be produced first
In Providence in Ociobftr. Her leading
man -will be Arthur Byron.
Tyrone Pctrer, Henrietta Croemen's
leading'man the coming -Beasdn In
"The . Christian Pilgrim," hso been
spending#he summor in the Canadian
woods , with 'his wife, Edith Crane,
Mrs". Fisko's play, "A tight from St.
Agnes,-' Is. to' be given in Italy, and it
is also to be. turned Into an_ opera
there, with Puccini, the composer of
"Madame. Butterfly"'as the composer.
Amelia Bingham hns engaged for her
company In "The Modern Lady Qodl
vr/' W. L. Abingdon. Others well
known in her company are John E.
Kellerd and Beth Franltlyn.
Llebler & Co. deny the published report
that they are to manage Miss
Viola Allen's next tour. They say they
have not approached the actress with
an offer, nor has she approached them.
Katherlne Mulkins, who originated
the role of Pert in "Checkers," lias
been engaged by Henry B. Harris for
the leading fehiale role In "Classmates,"
In which Robert Edeson Is
to slar.
"Brown of Harvard," the play by
Mrs. Rids Johnson Young, in which
Harry Woodruff has been so successfnliw
oiam.lnff will trn Itlfn Sfln Ppiin.
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and Southern towns. Winnipeg-,
St. Paul and Minnepolls will mark the
northern boundary of t{pe tour.
One of the most Interesting hits of
years, furnishing a study from quaint
to weird, was "The Road, to Yesterday,"
which has had a solid year, in
New York. It will this season make
a tour of the principal cities, including
Boston, Philadelphia, Washington,
Baltimore, Drooklyn, Newark, Toronto,
Chicago, Cincinnati, St Paul, Minneapolis
and Milwaukee. This is the
play which was originally produced In
this city by Miss Percy Haswell without
a title, a prize being offered for
the most appropriate name, which,
prize was gained by the suggestion of
"A Midsummer Night.1' The title was
later changed to its present one.
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