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Going Some A ROMANCE OF STRENUOUS
_COPrß^£HT > J9loJ2'jatoePEt?a'BßOTifEßS__ 12 SYNOPSIS. Cowboys of the Flying Heart ranch are heartbroken over the loss of their much fvrlzed phonograph by the defeat of their Champion in a foot-raco with the cook of the Centipede ranch. A house party is on at the Flying Heart. J. Wallingford Speed, cheer leader at Yale, and Culver Covington. Inter-collegiate champion run ner. are expected. Helen Blake. Speed’s sweetheart, becomes Interested in the loss of the phonograph. Sho suggests to Jean Chopin, sister of the owner of the ranch, that she induce Covington, her lover, to win back the phonograph. Helen declares that If Covington won’t run. Speed will. The Cowboys are hilarious over the pros pect. Speed and his valet, Harry Glass, trainer at Yale, arrive. Helen Blake asks Speed, who has posed to her as an ath lete, to race against the Centipede man. The cowboys Join in the appeal to Wally, and fearing that Helen will find him out. he consents. He Insists, however, that he shall he entered os an unknown, figuring that Covington will arrive In time to take ms place. Fresno, glee club singer from Stanford university and In love with Helen, trios to discredit. Speed with the ladles and the cowboys. Speed and Glass put In the time they are supposed to be training playing cards In n secluded spot. The cowboys explain to Speed how much the race means to them. Speed assures them he will do his best. The cowboys tell Glass It Is up to him to sec that Speed wins the race. Willie, the gunmah. de clares 'he trainer will go back east pack ed In Ice. if Speed fails. CHAPTER X.—Continued. Carara returned the knife to its hiding-place, swept the floor graceful ly with his sombrero, then placing the spangled head-piece at an exact angle upon his raven locks, lounged out, his silver spurs tinkling in the silence. Glass took a deep breath. “He doesn't mean to kill you—Just cut you,” said Speed. “I got It,” declared the other, fer vently. Again he laid repressing hands upon his bulging front and looked down at Jt tenderly. “They’ve all got it in for my pad, haven’t they?” “I told you. to keep away from that girl.” “Humph!” Glass spoke with soulful conviction. ‘ Take it from me, Ho, I’ll walk around her as if she was a lake Who’d ever think that chorus-man was a killer?” “Surely you don’t care for her seri ously?” “Not now. I —l love my Cuban, but”—ho quivered apprehensively— “l’ll bet that rummy packs a ‘shiv’ in everv pocket.” From outside the bunk-liouse came tho low, musical notes of a quail, and Glass puckered his lips to answer, then grew pale. “That’s her,” he de clared. in a panic. “I’ve got a date with her.” “Are you going to keep It?” “Not for a nose-bag full of gold nug gets! Take a look, Wally, and see fir hat she's doing.” Spetd did as directed. “She’s wait ing.” “Let her wait,” breathed the trainer. “Hero comes Stover and Willie.” “More bad news.” Glass unrolled nls prayer-rug. and stepped upon it hastily. “Say, what’s that word? Quick! You know! The password. Quick!” “Allah!” “That’s The fat man began "There’* Something for You.” (o mumblo thickly. It was plain that his spirit waß utterly broken. But this call was prompted purely by solicitude. It seemed. Wlflle had little to say, and Stover, Ignoring all wnentlon of the earlier encounter he .had witnessed, exclaimed: "There's been some queer goln's-on ".round horo, Mr. Speed. Have you no ticed 'em?” “No. What sort?” "Well, the other mornln’ I dlscov ■red some tracks through one of Miss /aan’a Oovrar beds.” By Rex Beach .SOMESIH) BY THE PLAY BY 'IgJEEA®. 4i© BUJL ARM3TBOIW DePt Simtlj "Tracks!" "Sure! Strange tracks. Man's tracks." “What does that signify?” “We ain’t altogether certain. Ca rara Bays he seen a stranger hangln’ around night before laßt, and jest now we found where a hoss had been pick eted out In the ravine. Looks like he'd stood there mwre'n once." "It has nothing to do with me.” "I ain't sure. It looks to us like It's somebody from the Centipede. They're equal to any devilment.” Speed showed an utter lack of com prehension, so Willie explained. "Understand, we’ve made thlß race pay or play. Mebbe they aim to cripple you.” "Me!” Speed started. "Good heav ens!" "Oh, they'd do It quick enough! I wouldn’t put It past ’em to drop a .45 through your winder If It could be done safe." [ "Shoot me, you mean?” "Allah!” said Glass, devoutly from his corner. * Stover and Willie nodded. "If I was you. I'd keep the lamp between me and the winder every night.” "Why, this Is abominable!” ex claimed the young college man, stiffly. "I —I can't stand for this, it's getting too serious.” "There ain't nothin' to fear," Willie, Boothlngly. "Remember, I told you at the start that we’d see there wasn't no crooked work done. Well, I’m goln' to ride herd on you, constant, Mr. Speed." He smiled In a manner to reassure. "If there’B any shootln’ comes off, I'll be in on It.” "S—say, what's to prevent us being murdered when we're out for a run?" queried Glass. "Me!” declared the little man. "I'll saddle my bronc' an' lope along with you. We'll keep to the open country." Instantly Speed saw the direful con sequences of such a procedure, and summoned his courage to say: “No. It's very kind of you, but I shall give up training." “What!" “I mean training on the road. I I'll run indoors.” "Not a bit like it." declared Stover. "You'll get your daily run if we have to lay oIT all the punchers on the place and put ’em on as n body-guard. Wo can’t let you get hurt. You're worth too much to us.” "Larry and I will tako a chance.” "Not for mine!” firmly declared the trainer. "I don't need no mineral In my system. I'm for the house." "Then I shall run alone.” "You're game," said Willie admir ingly, and Ills auditor breathed easier, "but we can't allow it.” "I—l'd rather risk my life than put you to so much trouble.” "It's only a pleasure.” "Nevertheless, I can't allow It. I'll run alone, if they kill ine for it" "Oh, they won’t try to kill you. They’ll probably shoot you in the legs. That's Just as good, and It's a heap easier to get away with." Speed felt his knee-caps twitching. "I've got it!" said he at last "I'll run at night!” Stover hesitated thoughtfully. "I don't reckon you could do your self Justice that-away, but you might do your trainin' at daylight. The Centipede goes to work tho same tlmo we do, and the chances is your assas sin won't mtßs his breakfast." "Good! I—l'll do that!" "1 Bure admire your courage, hut If you see anything suspicious, let us know. We'll git ’em," said Willie. "Thank you.” The two men went out, whereupon Glass chattered: "W—what did I tell you? It's worse’ll suicide to stick around this farm. I'm going to blow.” "Where are you going?” "New York. Let’s beat It!” "Never!” exclaimed the collego man, stubbornly. We’ll hear from Covington before long. Besides, I can't leave until I get some money from home.” "Let’s walk.” "Don't be a fool!” “Then I’ve got to have a drink." Glass started for the living-quarters, but at the door ducked quickly out of sight. "She's there!" he whispered tragically. "She seen me, too!” Marledetta was squatting In the shade opposite, her eyes fixed stolidly upon the training-quarters. “Then you’ve got to lajr low till she THE CHEYENNE RECORD. gives up,” declared Wally. "We're In trouble enough aB It Ib.” ( For nearly an hour the partners dis cussed the situation while the Mexi can maid retained her position; then, when Glass was on the verge of mak ing a desperate sally. Cloudy entered silently. Although this had been an unhappy morning for the trainer, here at least was one person of whom he had no fear, and his natural optim ism being again to the fort, he greeted the Indian lightly. “Well, how’s the weather, Cloudy?" "Mr. Cloudy to you,” said the other. Both Glass and his protege stared. It was the first word the Indian had uttered since their arrival. Lawrence winked at his companion. “All right. If you like It better. How’s the weather. Mister Cloudy?" He snickered at his own Joke, where upon the aborigine turned upon him slowly, and said. In perfect English: "Your humor Is misplaced with me. Don’t forget, Mr. Glass, that the one Yale football team you trained, I dropped a goal on from the forty-five yard line.” Glass allowed his mouth to open In amazement. The day was replete with surprises. “ ’96!” he said, while the light of un derstanding came over him. "You’re Cloudy-but-the-Sun-Shlnes 7” ‘‘Yes—Carlisle.” Cloudy threw back his head, and pointed with dignity to the flag of his Alma Mater hanging upon the wall. "By Jove, I remember that!” ex claimed Speed. "So will Yale so long as she lives,” predicted the Indian, grimly. "You crippled me In the second half”—he stirred his withered leg—-’’but I dropped it on you; and —I have not forgotten." He ground the laßt sen tence between his teeth. "See here. Bo—Mr. Cloudy. You don’t blame us for that?” Cloudy grunted, and threw a yellow envelope bn the floor at Speed’s feet. “There Is something for you,” said he, while his lips curled. He turned, and limped silently to the door. "And I tried to kid him!” breathed Glass with disgust, when the visitor had gone. "I ain’t been In right since Garfield was shot.” “It’s a telegram from Covington!" cried Speed, tearing open the mes sage. "At last!” “Thnnk the Lord!” Glass started forward eagerly. "When ’ll he be here? Quick!" Then he paused. J. Walling ford Speed had gone deathly pale, and was reeling slightly. "What’s wrong?” The college man made uncertainly for his bed, murmuring incoherently: “I—l’m sick! I’m sick, Larry!" He fell limply at full length, and groaned, “Call the race off!” Glass snatched the missive from his employer's nerveless fingers, and read, with bulging eyes, as follows: ”J. Wallingford Speed, Flying Heart Hanch, Kidder, N. M.: “Don't tip ofT. Am In Jail Omaha. Looks like ten days. “CULVER COVINGTON." The trainer uttered a cry like that of a wounded animal. "Call it off, Larry,” moaned the Hope of the Flying llearL ‘T'vo been poisoned!" "Poisoned, eh?” said the fat man, tremulously. "Poisoned! Nix! Not with me!" He walked firmly across the room, flung back the lid of Speed’s athletic trunk, nnd began to paw through it feverishly. One after an other he selected threo heavy sweat ers, then laid strong hands upon his protege and jerked him to Ills feet, j “BILL” HAD LIVED TOO LONG Hatter Becomes Indignant When Cus tomer Enters Complaint About His Purchase. Pittsfield, In the Berkshire hills, had in the old days, like many an other New England town, a number of men and women who were called "characters." One of these was "Bill" Brown, a man unfortunately addicted to drink, and frequently Intoxicated for days at a time. On one occasion he went Into the shop of the local hatter, Mr. Smith, and asked for the best beaver he had. Mr. Smith produced the desired arti cle. saying, as he took the money: "That beaver will last a man a life time." BUI went proudly down the main street with his fine beaver on hla head, and Immediately celebrated the event with a protracted debauch. When he recovered he returned to the shop with a most disreputable bat. "Look here, I thought you said this hero beaver would lost me a life time.” "So It would,” growled Mr. Smith, “If you had died when you ought to.” Lightning Excites Worms. An apparent excitation of glow worms by lightning has beep reported “Sick, eh? Here, get Into these!” "What do you mean, Lawrence?” In quired hie victim. “It you get elck, I die.” Glass opened the first sweater, and halt smothered his protege with It. “Hur ry upl You’re going Into trainingl" CHAPTER XI. HAT was a terrible hour for J. Wallingford Speed- As for Larry, once he ha'd grasped the full significance of the telegram, he became a different person. Some fierce electric charge wrought a chemical altera tion in his every fiber; he T became a domineering, iron-willed au tocrat, obsessed by the one idea of his own preservation, and not hesitat ing to use physical force when force became necessary to lessen his peril. Repeatedly Speed folded his arms over his stomach, rocked in the throes of anguish, and walled that he was perishing of cramps; the trainer only snorted with derision. When he re fused to don the clothes selected for him. Glass fell upon him like a raging grizsly. "You won’t, eh7" We’ll see!” Then Speed took refuge in anger, but the other cried: “Never mind the hysterics. Bo. You're going to run off some blubber to-day.” "But I have to go riding!" "Not a chance!” "I tell you I’ll run when I come back,” maintained the youth, almost tearfully beseeching. "They're wait ing for me.” "Let 'em gallop—you can run along side.” "With all these sweaters? I'd hare a sunstroke.” “It’B the best thing for you. 1 never thought of that.” As Glass forced his protege toward the house, the other young people ap peared clad for their excursion; their horses were tethered to the porch. And it was an ideal day for a ride warm, bright, and inviting. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Bowl of Mush. A famous doctor says: "Eat a good bowl of mush and milk for your break fast, and you will not need any medi cine." Indian corn contains a large amount of nitrogen, has qualities eas ily assimilated, and is fattening. It Ib cheap, and has great nutritive prop erties as well. A course of Indian meal in the shape of mush, Johnny cake, hoe cake, corn bread, etc., fol lowed by coplouB draughts of water, or, better still, cow’s milk, to which, if inclined to dyspepsia, a little lime water may be added, will make life now a burden worth living, and you need no other treatment to correct your nervousness and brighten your vision and give you sweet and peace ful sleep. Ix>rd Wolverhampton's complaint of the burdens added to the cares of heads of departments In official life by bad handwriting recalls an amusing incident which occurred when the House of Lords was In committee on the reform bill of 1867. The clerk of the house intimated that an amend ment had been handed in, the writing of which was so illegible that he was unable to say what it was about or who had written it. It was then dis covered that Lord Lyttelton was the author, and it turned out to be a pro posal disfranchising all persons who could not write! —London Answers. by Robert \V, Pettaen pf London. He bad in four covered glass tumblers about 150 larvae of Lampyris norti cula, and when a thunderstorm came one evening—when the ages of the tiny creatures ranged from two days to six weeks —he noted the effects. For an hour, while there was much thunder and lightning, the tumblers constantly showed points of green light, from three or four to ten or twelve flashes being visible at a time, though each lasted only a second or two. In another storm three weeks later the larvae behaved similarly, but at other tlmeß they showed their lights only when the tumblers or their shelf were vibrated. Lobsters That Do Not Boil Red. Native French lobsters aro growing scarce as the result of a series of epi demics, and an attempt la being made to Introduce those from Roumanla, Hungary and Russia. But these for eign lobsters have little flesh on them and turn a dull color when they are boiled. To give them If possible the attract ive scarlet tint, appetizing odor and delicious taste of the native Professor Leger Is making researches In his lab oratory of piscicultured In the Uni versity of Grenoble, and he hopes, In naturalizing the foreign species, to give them some at least of the French characteristics. STATE CAPITAL NEWS Western Newspaper Unloi. .ews Service. APPLICANTS FOR STATE JOBS, Mutt Taka Examination Before, Civil Service Commiasion. Denver.—Notices of examinations for Important state positions, soon to be held by the state civil service com mission, have been issued by Mrs. Alice Fulton, secretary and chief ex aminer. The candidates will be rated on the following basis: For state game and fish commissioner and deputy, experience, fitness for posi tion and personal qualifications, 35 per cent; fish culture, 20 per cent; practical questions pertaining to game and fish* 20 per cent; essay on spe cial subject pertaining to position, 25 per cent. The examination will be held Dec. 23. For warden of the state reforma tory end deputy—Experience, training and personal qualifications, 40 per cent; thesis, 30 per cent; practical questions, 30 per cent. The examina tion will be held Dec. 22. For superintendent of state fish hatcheries —Experience, fitness and personal qualifications, 40 per cent; practical questions on fish culture and hatcheries, 40 per cent; essay on duties of position, 20 per cent. The examination will be on Dec. 23. For state inspector of steam boilers and deputy—Experience and personal qualifications, 40 per cent; practical questipns, 30 per cent; duties of posi tion and laws regulating use and in spection of boilers, 15 per cent; cial subject, 15 per Cent. The e"xamin£ tlon will be on Dec. 24. City Wins Suit Against Officer. Denver. —City governments can re cover money lost to them by the negli gence of public officials, according to a decision of the State Court of Ap peals. The court upheld a judgment for $3,769.09 awarded the city of Rocky Ford against George T. Bab cock, formerly city treasurer. The case was an echo of the failure of the Rocky Ford bank several years ago, as the result of which John Gooding, its president, was sent to the peniten tiary. Babcock was city treasurer and assistant cashier of the bank. He kept the city funds on deposit in the bank and when the institution failed the municipality lost part of its funds. Suit was brought by the city in the District Court against Babcock. It was found that Babcock had knowl edge that the bank was “having a hard time of it," and that he left the city funds on deposit in the institu tion at his own risk. It found also that Babcock was derelict in Ills duty in not cashing a check for $583.95 pre sented to him three days before the bank failed on Dec. 30, 1907. The fiudings of tlie lower court are up held by the appeals tribunal. Three Murderers Ask Clemency. Denver. —Three murderers are in cluded in the list of eleven convicts at the state penitentiary at Caiion City who have applied to Governor Ammons for executive clemency. With the exception of one, who lia3 been sentenced for assault to kill, the remainder of the men are serving tlmo for offenses against women. Henry Smith, negro, who was con victed of the murder of Paris Bram lett, another negro, at Twentieth and Market streets in 1907, is one c-f tho applicants. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. The other applicants arc: Timothy Sullivan,’ sentenced from Gunnison county in 1905 to life im prisonment for the murder of W. H. Hammond, an officer. Juan Tafoya, sentenced from Las Animas county, in 1907, for the mur der of another Italian at Soprls. Harry Beaumont of Chaffee county. Joseph Demur! of Chaffee county, J. L. Cardwell of Logan county, Curtis Day of Prowers county, L. L. Farns worth of Denver, W. C. Hoyt of Den ver and Horace Waymire of El Paso county. Asks That Highways Be Opened. Denver. —State Highway Commis sioner J. T. Elirhart has issued an ap peal to the county commissioners ot the state to break out the highways as rapidly as possible In order that stored produce and dairy products may be brought into the cities with as little delay as possible. Governor Ammons’ Acts Approved. Denver. A resolution indorsing Governor Ammons on tho stand he has taken to bring about a settlement of the southern coal strike was adopt ed at the weekly luncheon of the Den ver Real Es-ate Exchange. Ammons Plans Partial Troop Recall. Denver.—Existing conditions in the southern Colorado coal strike district being quiet. Governor Ammons is con sidering recalling a portion of the mi litiamen now in the field.