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HHti:l few strides toward I
' s. Then sodden!? he gave I
HHflBmpBMtbered erf. ?o turtllng I
at to cense the stranger to spring I
hastily after him. I
EOb! Look there!"
Tile picture! Don't j
e nuthtn'. Te ain't
ye? Whose plcLord!?It's
tee ??An' It's his
' with green-flames
I ain't teeh It?
nly to collapse, and
Itted him to drop
tee .anythln'. old
'round thar a bit
ind, an' eee what t
aken a halt dozen
y called after him:
in' leare me?It's
st's queer!"
id and stood gazing
lied figure. "You're
I o' spooks. Do ye
ras often! Per If
how Td sooner be
1 to hit feet and
arm. "Never bed
e. But?but It was
a' green?ain't teen
new?once. He?
I disdainfully. "Bad
sort," ha roluu"Blame
glad It
, anM don't know
lit now "bout keepso
few vet rv Inn?
However. I reckon If either of ns calculate*
on doln" much ridln' terolght,
we better ?top foolin' with ghosta, an"
go tar saddlln' pp."
Tbejr made rapid work of It. the
^' newcomer proving somewhat loquacfous.
yet holding bis voice to a judl
Iiper. u wu ne woo it-u me
> the bank, the (our horses
lashing through the (hallow
the northern shore. Before
tched a broad plain, the sury
and uneven. the northern
cured by ridges ol higher
trphy promptly gave his
i ipnr. never once (lancing
rhlle the other Imitated hts
holding his animal well tn
lug apparently the better
ode silently. The way be?
broken and rough as they
causing them to exercise
autlon. Flying clouds ob3
stars, yet through the rifts
ght fleeting glimpses suffihold
them to their course,
encroaching hills swept In
m either hand, leaving them
heir way between-as In a
jacket, yet ever advancing norm.
I^V, .Finally Hey attained to the steep
'V;.'*"bank of a considerable stream, found
the water of sufficient depth to compel
B^mnuBlnc. and crept np the opposite
r?i& store dripping and miserable, yet with
ammunition, dry. Murphy stood swearing
disjointed!}-, wiping the blood from
a wonn'd In his forehead where the
iiT -Jagged edge of a rock had broken the
skin, but suddenly stopped with a
Quick intake of breath that left him
|?|f . panting The other man crept toward
agpshSm, leading his horse.
: "What is it nowT" he asked, gruffly.
"Her* ye got 'em agin?"
?VL- ... The dazed old scout stared, polnttag
directly across the other's sboulwSt-'.iter,
his arm shaking desperately.
"It's thar'-an' It's his face! Oh.
|| Cod!?I know it?15 year."
i-. The man glanced backward into the
V- - pitch darkness, but without moving
his body.
CK'; "There's nnthln' ont there, less It's
|? a ftriefly," he Instated, in a tone of con[?i.
tempt "Ton're plnm crazy. Murphy;
W-. the night's got on yer nerves. What
0j? ta It jre thlak ye sea?"
Sjlv "His face, I tell ye! Don't I know?
.It's all green and ghastly, with snaky
K&; flames pjajln' about It! But I know;
[bp- 15 years, an' I ain't fergot."
Eft'-'. He sank down feebly?sank until he
a?was'on his knees, his head craned forThffi
niBFk watch in* touched the
E bunched-op figure compasand
It (book beneath bis
iitoring to shrink away.
1! was thet you? 1 thought
n areachln' fer me.- Here,
e yer hand. Oh. Lord! An'
ee? It's Just there beyond
ei?all green, crawlln', derBrant?15
Fifteen years! Do you
Brant, the one Nolan killed
thune ?"
w mirmD^r/^lrrvi W v
hatha! It Into Murphy's Oct. "twae
on, Murphy! There'* one good. thing
'bout ipooks; they don't bang 'round
fer long at a time. Likely es not thi*
'on 1* gone by now. Brace up, man,
for you an' 1 hare got ter get out o'
here afore mornln'."
Then Murphy gruped his arm and
drew himself (lowly tp his feet
"Don't see nnthln' now, do yer
"No Where's my?horse?"
The other silently reached him the
i?" ?? **"<> he did m the
IW?V IV?t ? . __
quick, nervous peering this way and
that, the starting at the slightest
"Did ye say. Murphy, as ho* It
wasn't Nolan after all who plugged
the major?"
"I'm damned?If I did. Who-else
was It?'
"Why, I dunno. Sorter blamed odd
thongh, thet ghost should be a-hauntln"
ye Darn If It ain't creepy 'nougb
ter make a feller believe moat anythin'."
Murphy drew himself up heavily
Into hla saddle.' Then an at once he
shoved the muzzle of a "45" Into the
other'i face. "Ye say nnther word?
"bout thet. an' I'll make?a ghost onter
ye?blame lively. Now, ye shet up?If
ye ride with me."
They moved forward at a walk and
reached a higher level, across *hlch
the night wind swept, bearing a touch
of cold In Its breath as though coming
from the snow-capped mountains to
the west. There was renewed life In
this Invigorating air and Murphy
spurred forward, his companion pressing
steadily after.
When the first signs of returning
day appeared in the east, the two left
their horses* In a narrow canyon, and
crept to the summit of a ridge. Below
lay the broad valley of the Powder.
Then Murphy turned his heed and
looked back Into the other's face.
The Verge of Confession.
Murphy ottered one sputtering cry
of surprise, flinging bis band Instinctively
to bis bip. bnt attempted no
more. Hampton's ready weapon was
tbrnstlng Its muzzle Into the astounded
face, and tbe gray eyes gleaming
along tbe polished barrel beld the fellow
"Hands up! Not a move, Murpby!
I bare t|ie drop!" Tbe voice was low,
but stern, and tbe old frontiersman
obeyed mechanically, although his
seamed face was fairly distorted with
"Tool Damn you!?I thought I
knew?tbe voice"
"Yet, I am bere all right Ratber
odd place for us to meet. Isn't It! But.
you see. you've bad tbe advantage all j
these years: you knew whom you
were running away from, while I was
compelled to plod along In tbe dark.
But I've caught up just tbe same, If It
has been a long race."
"What do ye?want me ferf Tbe
look In tbe face was cunning. .
"Hold your bands quiet?higher,
you fool! That's It Now. don't play j
with me. I honestly didn't know for
certain I did want you, Murpby, when
1 flrst started out on tbls trip. I
merely suspected that I might from
some things I bad been told. When
somebody took the liberty of slashing
at my back In a poker-room at Glencaid.
and drove the knife Into Slavin
by mistake, I chanced to catch a
glimpse of tbe band on the bilt and
there.was a scar on It About 15
years before. I was acting aa officer ot
the guard one night at Bethune. It
was a bright starlit night, you remember.
and just as I turned the corner of
the old powder-house there came a
sudden flash, a report a sharp cry. I
sprang forward only to fall headlong
over a dead body; but in that lash I
had seen the hand grasping the revolver,
and there was a scar on the
back of It. a very peculiar scar. It
chanced I had the evening previous
slightly quarreled'with the officer who
was killed: I was the only person
known to be near at the time be was
shot: certain other circumstantial evidence
was dug up. while Slavln and
one other?no. It was not you?gave
some damaging, manufactured testimony
against me- As a result I was
held guilty of mnrder In the second
degree, dismissed from the army In
disgrace, and sentenced to ten years'
Imprisonment So. you see. it was not
exactly you I bave been hunting.
Murphy.?It was a scar."
Murphy's face was distorted Into a
hideous grin.
"I notice yon betr exactly that kind
of a scar, my man, and you spoke last
night as if you had some recollection
of the case."
The mocking grin expanded; into
the husky voice crept a snarl of defiance.
for now Mnrphy's courage bad
come back?be was fronting fieih and
blood. "Oh. stop preachtn'??n' shoot
?an' be damned ter ye!"
"Ton do me a grave Injustice, Mar
pby. your atasning |[ me aown m
Glencald hasn't left so much as a
sting behind. It's completely blotted
oat, forgotten. I haren't the slightest
desire to kill yon. man; but I do want
to clear my name of the stain of that
crime. I want yon to tell the whole
truth about that night's work at Bethane,
and when yon hare done so,
you can go. Ill nerer lay a finger on
yon; you can go where you please."
"Bah!?ye ain't got no proof?edt
me?'aldM, the case Is closed?It etnlt
be opened'agin?by law?
"You devil! I'd be perfectly justi
I .Jfln
"Hindi Up!. Not a Move, Muhpryl
I Have the Drop!"
"Up yonder oeiore vaster sua uio
officer! of the Seventh, when we get
to," v"::
"They'd nib me?likely."
"Nov, tee here, yon uy It is Impos
sible for them to toach yon, became
the case li cloaed legally. But I've
had to suffer for yoar crime, Marphy,
suffer for li years, ten of them behind
stone valli; and there are others who
have suffered with me. It bu cost me
love, home, all that a man holds dear.
The very least yon can do la ordinary
decency is to speak the truth now. It
vlll not hurt yon. but li will lift me
ant of hell."
"Well?maybe I might Anyhow,
111 go on?with ye. Kin I sit up?
I'm dog tired?lyln' yere."
"Unbuckle yonr belt, and throw that
over first"
Tm damned?If I, will. Not?In no
"I know It's tough." retorted Hampton,
with exasperating coolness, his
revolver's muzxle held steady; "but,
lust the same. It's got to be done. I
know you far too well to take chances
on your gun. So unlimber."
"Oh, I?guess not" and Murphy spat
contemptuously. "Do ye think?I'm
afoerd o' jer?shootln'? Te don't dare
?fer I'm no good ter ye?dead."
"Ton are perfectly right Ton are
quite a philosopher in your way. Tou
would be no good to me dead, Murphy,
but you might prove fully as valuable
maimed. Now I'm playing this game
to the limit, and that limit la jnst
about reached. Tou unlimber before
: 1 count ten, yon murderer, or HI spoil
I both your hands!"
The morklng. sardonic grin deserted
Murphy's features.
"Unlimber! It's the last call."
With a snarl the scout unclasped
bis army belt, dropped It to the ground
and sullenly kicked it over toward
Hampton. "Now?now?you, you grayeyed?devil,
kin I?stt up?"
The other nodded. He bad drawn
the fangs of the wolf, and now that
be no longer feared, a sudden, unexplatnable
feeling of sympathy took
possession of him. Murphy sputtered
| and swore, but bis victorious compam
i Ion neither spoke nor moved. There
j were several distant smokes out to
I the northward now. evidently the an
I swerlng signals of different bands of
savages, while far away, beneath the
shadow of the low bluffs bordering the
stream, numerous black, mowing dots
began to show against the light brown
background. Hampton, noticing that
Murphy bad stopped swearing to gaze,
swung forward his field-glasses for a
better wf^w.
"They are Indians, right enough." he
said, at last "Here, take a look. Murphy.
I could count about 20 In that
bunch and they are traveling north."
The older man adjusted the tubes to
his eyes and looked long and steadily
at the party.
"They seem?to be a-closln' In," he
declared, finally, staring around into
the other's face, all bravado gone.
"There's another lot?bucks, all o" 'em
?out west yonder?an' over east a
smudge Is?just startln'. Looks like
?we wua in a pocket?an' thar' might
be some-har-ralsin' fore long."
"WelL Murphy, you are the older
hand at this business. What do*you
advise doing?"
"Me? Why, push right 'long?while
we kin keep under cover. Then?after
dark?trust ter bull luck an' make?
'nuther dash. It's mostly luck, anyhow.
"You mean we should start now?"
"Better-let the cattle rest?first
An'?If ye ever feed prisoners?I'd
like ter eat a bite?mesllf."
They rested there for over two
hours, tie tired horses contentedly
munching the succulent grass of the
coulee, tbelr two masters scarcely exchanging
a word. Murphy, after satisfying
his appetite, rested flat upon
his back, one arm Dung over his eyes
to protect them from the sun.
At last they saddled up and passed
down the coulees Into the more precipitous
depths of the narrow canyon.
Their early advance was slow and
cantlons. as they neTer felt certain
what hidden enemies might lnrk behind
the sharp comers of the winding
defile, aid they kept vigilant eyes
upon the serrated skyline. The savages
were moving north and so were
It was lolly three o'clock when they
attained to the bank ot the Powder,
and crouched among the rocks to wait
Ion the shades of night to shroud their
farther advance. Murphy climbed the
bluff for a wider view, bearing Hampton's
field-glasses slung across his
shoulder, for the latter would not
leave him alone with the horses. He
returned finally to grunt oat that there
was nothing special in sight, except a
shifting of those smoke signals to
points farther north. Then they lap
down again, Hampton smoking. Murphy
either sleeping or pretending to
sleep. And alowly the shadows of another
black night swept down and
hut them In.
(To he Continued.)
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;, v.'a t&xi fe' CiMi&w
---J '-! -?- - jj, f ;-i'a- ! ,-.* :
De H W m IIW tuji ?JU., .
promises to be the scene of some.of 1
the liveliest debates in recent history. j
Th management has practical!; challenged
both the. supporters of the op- '
ponents of what Is known si the Ad- '
mlnstratlon Policies with,reference to '
the pnb'c land to defend ther respec- '
tlfe positions on the rostrum here.
The qaeston of how far the National 1
government should go in the control '
of:the public lands is recoghlied as !
one of the leading questions before '
the American people, and the Irlga- 1
tlon Congress management wants '
thpse discussed because It proposes
that this shall be a Congress of real, '
live, up-to-date Issues. Daring the last
two or three weeks letters and telegrams
haTe been sent from the head- |
quarters In this city to men who are ,
especially prominent and whose par
ticpaton would make ths a debate of ,
National importance. Gilford Ptnchot,
United Sttae forester, has responded
with the assertion that he will come |
prepared to debate with any man, the
government forest policy. Among othera
who have been Invited to Interest ,
themselves, either by participation in
person or by seeing to It that the issue
Is properly presented here, are tJ. S.
Snator Bnrkett, of Nebraska; Govern- [
or Frantz, of Oklahoma; Senator Warren,
of Wyoming; Senator LaFollette,
of Wisconsin; Senator Spooner, of (
Wisconsin; Senator Nelson, of Minnesota,
and Mnrdo MacKenzue, presl- ,
dent of the American Lire Stock As- ,
soclstlon of Colorado. ' .
Among the opponents of AdmlalStra- ;
Hon Policies who bare been addressed ;
in the matter are IT. S. Senator Hepburn,
of Idaho; Governor Brooks, of
Wyoming; Governor Buchtel, of Colorado;
Congressman Mondell, of Wy- ,
oming; Congressman" Cnshman, of :
.Washington; Senator Clark, of Wyoming;
Senator Fulton, of Oregon; Sen- i
ator Patterson, of Colorado; Senator i
Carter, of Montana, and Dr. J. 41. Wilson,
president of American Wool
Growers' 'Association of Wyoming.
The Show World
A new theatrical publication known
as "The Show World" is attracting 1
much favorable comment among those
Interested in the amusement business
In Fairmont and the concensus of
opinion is that it Is the best amusement
weekly published. Warren Patrick
Is editor of "The Show World"
and it is published in Chicago which
has been without a paper of this kind !
nnt'l recently.
Instead of the regular line of taffy :
handed out by the old line pubiica- 1
lions the new weekly publishes the
amusement news and has articles on
time'y subjects by men of vide experience
in the theatrical and circus
world. The lash issue had a compre- '
henslve article on the circus by Louts
E. Cooke, general agent of the Barnum
show and the Buffalo Bill Wildwest
A feature of "The Show World"
which Is Interesting is the Phlladel- '
phla letters of Walt Makee. which are
widely read In this State on account
of the Nixon and Zimmerman holdings
In West Virginia. Frank MeCrsy
Is local representative of the new
Solid Comfort
The John Robinson Big Circus, one
o( the oldest and best known tented
organizations in this country are announcing
their date for two performances
on Ausust 17. While they nave
ever been In the van of caterers to
show goers, their offering this season
promises to outshine any of their
former efforts and the bewildering array
of imported and domestic talent,
will contribute to a programme of rare
excellence. Every comfort has been
provided for the possible patron, and
ail can attend with the assurance of
an afternoon or evening spent without
the slightest discomfort. The
mammoth tents have been doubly water-proofed,
wide commodious seats
are provided and courteous ushers
will be iu attendance to see that yon
are conducted to your coupon chair,
in fact a well appointed theater can
?> ? ? * lerfnsOmnntfl ao 0 cflfo
guard to your welfare than tils "father
of shows."
"Catcher Schlei, of Cincinnati, was
badly hurt in his last game at the
Polo" grounds and has gone back to .
Cincinnati. Being short of catchers,
the Cincinnati chib has hired a jotrag
fellow nWijntar, wtohu played
[O come to a_ grtnj reunion. nni is
o tkiiig extensive prepantiflos to g<t*
hem a week of right rojril entertalnnent
when they come. OW Home
ITeek covers the dates. October 13 to
9. and there win not be (' moment of
that time that will not (brill the spirit
jf hospitality for which the Old Line
State la tsmcnsThe
celebration will Include a number
of spectacular features in this
rity, such as an electrical pageant, a
grand military and naval display, a
gathering of patriotic societies, a parade
and ball by the fraternal orders,
i big concert, a night carnival. etc.
there trill also be a apedsi pltgrimige
to Annapolis on Peggy Stewart
Day. which falls in Old Home Week.
The visitors to the capital will have
an opportunity to inspect the magnificent
new buildings of the United
States Naval Academy and the remodeled
State House of historic 'associations.
The New Baltimore, which has
sprung from the ashes of the disastrous
fire of 1901. wllf not be the least
sf the features that will afford delight
and will surprise the returning sons
and daughters of the State.
The Homecomers will have the benefit
of special transportation rates j
granted ty railroad ana iiauniau
companies, and arrangements are n
foot to secure for the visitors the privilege
of a side trip to Jamestown without
extra charge.
Every former Mary lander of whom
the Maryland Home Coming Association
secures information will receive
a special Invitation to. attend the
homecoming. These invitations are
being sent out by Governor Edwin
Warfield in the name of the State. All
persons who have information of the
whereabouts of former Marylanders
are urged to promptly forward such
names and addresses as are in their
possession, to the Secretary of the
association. 602 Fidelity building, Baltimore,
As You Are
Seen By Others
The world has not time to take yon
except at your own valuation. If yon
are going to dress yourself like a beggar
in the street it Is going to take
you for one. says a writer in The Delineator
for September. Only those
who lore yon are going to stop and
lift the lid of your heart, to see what
treasures may lie inside. And even
then, those who love yon must often
be sorry when they find the lid. itself
covered over with so many things
that ought not to be there.
But then?don't I think that a girl
ought to make herself look just as
pretty as she caa?and that men are
brutes net to understand? Why, of
course, child; but If you had dressed
fust to be dainty and sweet, because
it was nice to be dainty and sweet,
who could say a word? But that little
dark penciled rim under your eyes
was an added part and so was the color
on your cheeks. Those were not
implements which people' use who
majte It their business to attract attention
to themselves. Why should
you use them, any more than a man
In bis office down town should insist
upon dressing like Buffola Bill or with
a belt of cartridges round his waist,
and then be unhappy because he was
not taken (or a bank president? If
you want to be accepted as a woman
of refinement, accustomed to being received
as an equal among them, you
must dress like one.
Notice la hereby given that the accounts
of the following named Hdnclaries
are before me (or settlement,
(1). Philip Heck, administrator of
the estate of Mary A. Heck, deceased.
(2.) Charles IV. Smith, administrator
of the estate of Nancy J.
Smith, deceased.
(3). Elihu Tuttie, guardian of-Indiana
B. Conaway, an infant.
(4). A. F. Peddicord, administrator
of the estate of Emll Schmidt,-deceased.
(3.) Camden Swisher, executor or
the estate of _ Alpheui Swisher, deceased.
(6.) E. F. Morgan, guardian of WUIle
Doollttle, an Infant.
(7.) James. L Michaels and W. E.
Hess, administrators with the wQJ annexed
of the estate of Isaac C. Nay,
(S.) John Pethel, guardian of Florence
May Con?*w, an infant.
Glren under my hand as one of the
Commissioners, of Accounts of the
bounty Court of Marlon county. West
Virginia, on the 19th day of August,
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See tbe programme Item*: j; * ^
1H00 a. m? letlnre:. "Recenty)j|tiocal
Problems," DeWKt Miller. Opp
ot the most popular effective Bankers
knosrn to the platform and One
ef ?.? .Bm?l?f m?ii who Brer
came to' ML Lake Park.
Weber" Male' Quartette, of Boaton,
tn war tongs, assisted by the full
strength of the Assembly talent '
!:J0 p. m, an hoar of thrilling experiences
with Capt Jack Crawford,
the Poet Scoot dressed in the garb
worn when an Indian fighter In the
far,West He is one of the most picturesque
and unique characters known
to the lecture platform. He Is big
of roice and big of heart and perfectly
delights any crowd he faces. Don't
miss this great mm.
1:00 p. m., base'ball gamp at Athletic
7:00 p. m., grand closing concert.
Grand chorus under the direction of
Dr. Johan Blose. Young, the famous
Japanese juggler, unexcelled in" his
line. Weber Male Quartette. Mr.
Karl Blose, violinist Miss Meressa
Thompson, reader. Miss Maud Sheerer,
reader. Contralto solos by Miss
Marie Stone Langdton, of Philadelphia.
The Vltagraph with its. morin;
pictures. One of the most delightful
evenings offered at Mt Lake Park
A concert fall of the best things procurable.
9:10 p. m? beautiful display of Oreworks.
* The beat erer offered.
Excursion trains with very low rates
from Cumberland, Clarksburg. Fairmont
and Grafton. Ask railroad agent
for particulars.
Appointments to West'Point and
Annapolis from the First congressional
dlstrlot are to he made soon. Young
men desiring such appointments art
'?1 ?* r?n?o fMrrn
uiruea ui uuutj *uo ? .?_.
lire will then be sent stating the
qualifications required, and the meth
od ot making formal application.
Prompt notice to me is adTisable, u
all applications most be received be
fore September 8th, 1947, in order that
arrangements for the examination ol
applicants may be made.
W. P. HUBBARD, it C.,
it Wheeling, W. Va..
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aee for your self what this preparation
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