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KIRBY Bv Booth Tarkingtori AND Harry Leon Wilson Adapted From the Play of the Same Name by W. B. M. Ferguson Randall the 7 distant Momentarily perpiexea ana ,; myu ori. the boy turned and scanned the r by which he had come. Could he liTfi in Borne cryptic manner passed other on the road, or, contrary to orTeipectation, had Moreau taken the Ihnrt cut. and was he even now In the Son face to face with Cameo Kirby? Etf immediate and conclusive answer Jl Pistol shots rattled out. shattering the cool serenity of the morning sending a bevy of frightened rooks; circling and cawing high into the blue dome of the heavens. rrdnfr his ill luck, young furiously toward rot- grove. - ' ' ' ' ' l ' V Colonel Moreau, considerably more familiar with the town than Tom Ran dall, had indeed availed himself of the shortest cut possible and one which w0uld lead him directly to that en trance the situation of which Larkln Bonce had been at pains to explain. No time could be wasted, for Klrby Vas already there, and to keep an id TMsarv waiting smacked not bnly: of cowardice, but was a direct breach of the code regulating such affairs of limine it was characteristic of Mo- jivuvt reau that if left to himself he would serenely outrage all codes by shooting a man in the back, but that wnen om dally entered for a combat such as on the present occasion he punctil iously observed both the spirit and the letter. Kirby living meant a serious men ace; Kirby dead meant security and a tiehter grip on the spoils ox the river. a reoccupation of the premier position from which he had been ousted. Bust ness interests and his own life clam red for Kirby's death. For Bunce. if he grew troublesome, he would ac count, and he could rely on the tatter's remaining true to the code of their profession carrying no tales to the Eandalls, but instead, if he considered fit, fighting out the issue with the slayer of his partner. It can thus be seen that Moreau in -his usual opti mistic fashion had the future arrang ed entirely to his satisfaction. Meanwhile he had cautiously entered the shadow of the dueling oaks and, pistol in hand, was slowly threading his way down the path, the weapon cocked and resting across his left fore arm. Flanked on either side by the giant trees through which fugitive sunbeams flickered, shooting their small golden arrows of light Into the dense and rank undergrowth, he found some difficulty In accurately discern ing distant objects. Although the path was straight, thus obviating any turn ing of angles and a consequent sad den and unexpected meeting, he could not see Klrby. and for a moment the fears of an elaborately planned. am buscade arose in his unworthy mind. Indeed, the setting offered many , in ducements to one .who, like himself, might entertain such a laudable pur pose. i These momentary . misgivings were, however, abruptly dispelled, for from far down the path Kirby's voice sud denly broke the silence:. : ! "Good morning, colonel! Is that you? Are you quite ready? Stand by, for I'm coming! : ' Moreau instantly turned until be faced the trees on his right Thus be presented the smallest possible surface to his advancing foe. Although, the articles of agreement called for a mu tual and simultaneous advance, he was aware that it : is, easier , to fire; from a fixed platform, and he consequently deliberately halted,' bis left' shoulder thrown forward and the pistol' level with his eye. He could nowtdlsceni Klrby, who, unmindful of all tactical or strategic advantage, ,cm" ftauhter Ing toward him, ' the right : hand dan-. gling carelessly at his "side. ?r He was weary tuij. al use tnuie mo ment ; Kirby's listless hand swept up, and without-breAking"step"he'fired.'l. -V The. drifting smoke parted, In shreds and 'streamed away. v The startled, crows had ceased " cawing,, and .off somewhere, a bluejay ventered to tim idly call its mate. Once more the cool serenity had descended upon the duel lug oaks. ; Kirby was "still, advancing, but - Colonel ; Moreau, 'giving a little cough, hesitated a moment," then fell prone, a small blue indentation disfig uring the purity of his lofty forehead. Cameo Klrby looked gravely lown upon the body of his late enemy; then as 1 gravely he parted the trees and, with bowed head, slowly , threaded his way. toward the distant town. ''. Kirby had not long left the. scene of conflict before Tom Randall, coming from au almost diametrically opposite direction, burst into : the grove - and tripped headlong over the Jlfeless form of . Colonel "Moreau. Recovering him-I self, the boy. stared in horrified amaze ment at what he had never expected to "see. , That God should have thus defended the Impious seemed impossi ble.1 Astonishment quickly gave place to a sense of burning outrage, a. bitter ness, : , abhorrence.. and , vlnulcuveness which 'immeasurably - oVerswept all previous feelings of treasured animosi ty and hatred. Uow, Klrby .. must atone not only for the suicide of John Randall.' but for the death" of that gentleman's fancied - protector ' and champion,:. -r- . . . '- ' v Swayed , by . his present - emotions, balked of revenge, and "thirsting for some mean 3 of expressing it, young Randall now stooped to an action which dishonored his name, race, and country. In cooler moments he would have repudiated an action1 which for feited the respect of all decent men; But he was hostage to a tempestuous and violent passion which counted not the means to an end. Single handed he might not hope to hunt down Kir by, but If fee could, enlist the assist ance of the authorities,' make every man7 the rambler's enemy, the latter's capture would be assured. IV . . With difficulty lqosenlng Moreau's fast stiffening fingers from their death grip upon the pistol, young Randall hastily concealed the weapon upon his person and thus by a single movement transformed what bad been an honor hl and fair encounter into a seem ingly deliberate and cold blooded mur der. The fact that Moreau had used the late John Randall's weapon, leav ing his own at Mme. Davezac's, would be but additional proof that Cameo Kirby had shot down an unarmed man. But one. living witness other than Tom Randall had been present at this exchange of weapons, and he, Aaron, would be expected , to Keep si lent. Revenge, may it ever be honor- ers, now his probably eight to ten times that nnihber, and has room for almost as many more. - -"V" If this is not an indication of growth, cite lis to something that isr--v. -'- "'." the Independent, to. his. home and made threats of violence;-In d j, monstration several : pistol shots were fired but no one was hurt. The sheriff and police were soon Hendersonville, whose ' accom- r atner r omt, Canada, Au g. 1.- j Elizabeth City, N. C, Au . 1. pdations were" taxed a: few.;" short Dr., Harvey Hawley Crippen, jind i .The ?: greatest y excitement was years ago by a thousand Strang- Ethel Len here after one of the most dinicult conclusion " of services at the and interesting man hunts in the Blackweli ' Memorial church, ;a history.. ' The suspects on board crowd of inore than 300 persons, Montrose proved to be the couple attendants at the church service wanted and they, are taken off the followed O Saunders, editor of boat at 1:45 this morning. The From all oyer the city comes 'doctor and girl had heard no ink the story : - r " i ling of the suspicion directed , "Twice- as many people as ;we against them and did not lmow had last time this year." 1 ; their identity was known, or sus- ; "House is full and we have peo- jpected until the police boarded the on the scene and succeded in pie sleeping in-tents. ; boat. Passengers on the f boat quieting the crowd.: The demou- ' - Have rented every available were also very much surprised stration last night was sequal of room in .'the neighborhood, and when they, learned their fellow two sermons preached 1 yesterday would rent "as many, more ; if I passengers were man and girl in-" could." stead of man and boy and that But, as stated above, this does 1 they ; were much .wanted. Dr. not mean that the town's availa- Crippen and Miss Leneve. were im ble accomodations have" all been mediately separated and not al taken. " ' lowed to talk or even see each Far from it. There are thous- other. : After, loeking Dr. Crippen ands here, more than tjiere are in Up the' police paid. little attention any other resort in the mountains, to him except to keep him under but there are " accomodations for constant watch but they question thousands more: : . ed the cirl closely and are mak And ; this condition prevails ing every effort to have her turn early in the season, before the ex- kingS evidence. - Orippen. did hot cursion.rates have gone into- effect siep . and after arrest. The girl and before the great mass of peo- however slept fitfully and awoke pie find if possible to leave for one time with, a shriek. ; She re their summer vacation. ceived cable from her mother this It is now assured that Hender-, m0rning urging her to tell every sonville will have this year, the thing she knew and assuring her biggest season in its history. that her parents believed her in- Every train leaves the major nocent of any liand in the mur part of its load at Hendersonville der jt is, hoped to have couple the train stopped at the local de- back in London by the first of Sep- by Phstor Loftin, in rerrl? tacks that have" been made zr-zz?. him in the Independent a. tstciHTv - . - . , newspaper, concernmgr & sor.rr- case, Saunders house was gcssl- ed by police last night and. ssH Sr.; quiet this mornings v Scranton, -Pa,-. August ;' 2. ZSr porter Theodore- Efrosevelt arirrra i here today on assignment forO: look magazine, was aceompci by Lawrence F. Abbotts Hjb ss to make thorough investigatKCTEF the conditions surround tug: Ifla? girls employed in theT silk xailLSs here and write an article. -" ii lfiKS ;; rimiliill(Silii'- , lE'siii'iiinii Having been' on the market sevety-five yearVf and thorcrjr' tested i nail climates and conditions, the T.TitcheTl 7agca become known as the - LIGHT EUNNHTG I10NAECH OF THE HOAH. . The Wagon by. which al Iothers are measured, and the which sells on its merits and not by extravagant advertfcS3 Made by one firm without change of business policy for kts: .ty-five years. .(Bairsoiiiio Bo Ag.t pot it was full to suffocation. on towards Asheville practically tember. empty of passengers, and when the train stops at the local depot it was full to suffocation. - There were one hundred and twenty-five trunks left here yes terday. From now on the crowds will begin to literally pour into Hendersonville which - is daily Governor Harmon Trying to Force Settlement of Trouble., r Columbus, Ohio, August 1. With more than 3,000 .armed sol diers patrolling the city to stop rioting and disorder interest of military officers was turned today to the efforts of GovernorHar- mon to force settlement between Suy it at m 9V justifying its right to the title the warring car men and the icar The resort of the South. company. Secret conferences be- The resort which has climatic tween governor and contending advantages peculiar to itselt, and artie3 are being heid. l i i x -J.1 A. P 4-1, I r anb Suv it for mountains of the section. The resort that has no fog, no malaria, no dampness, that has a perfect natural sewerage system and filtered mountain spring water that has the finest amusement park in the State, the most su perb mountain scenery, and the prettiest drives. . It has taken the people of the South many years to find out: all about this resort. Ther are thou sands who do not yet know of it, able, but, honorable or dishonorable wiuCn exjst in no other part of the revenge at an costs sucn was me boy's slogan. He had hardly resumed possession of his father's weapon and thus cast the stigma of murder upon Klrbj when several men, attracted by the shots and' whose rapid' approach had spurred the boy to instant action, came running Into the grove. To them young Randall breathlessly recounted his ver sion of the tragedy." -You see, the gen tleman has no weapon," he-concluded, pointing to Moreau's barren, hands. "This, therefore, is a deliberate-and carefully planned murder. Like your selves, I was attracted by the shot." "But there was two of 'em, for I counted," put In one of the newcomers. VThe murderer evidently missed at his first fire," said Tom. "My name is Randall of Plaquemine, so you may accept by word that I found the gen tleman as I have stated. Tnis is a great and villainous outrage. I happen to . know the victim, a most estimaoie and honorable gentleman, who had the misfortune to Incur the enmity of the : notorious rivet " gambler Cameo larhT- The latter- swore to get even. and. there Is no doubt .be. has fulfilled peopleof - a large part of the his murderous and cowardly mien- . Tjnited States of America. tion." . : , ' "" Iseen.-thls Klrby ; In town.yester- day,"' commented' one of the men, ex amining with morbid curiosity Mo reau's death wound. He'e a Daa egg from all accounts. Done ma jod neau Bhot from ambush, I reckon. - "We nassed him on the road as -we come into the grove,?' added a second. "I know him by sight a youngish looking, gray eyed blade with a sort of dandv eetuo to him. - We-asked nun LJf there had been a dooel, and he said yes,, be thought so"-' ; Tie lies, as you can seer cried lom, springing to bis feet. what road uia he taker :. v;. ' r : .-:.;;r; tto vTn from that a-way, Inter Recruiting From Southern Militia For Central America. : Chattanooga, Tenn., July 2Q. SensationaL reports were current here todav to the effect that a force of 500.men are to be recruit ed from Southern state's militia I encamped here and were to be sent to Nicaragua to aid Estrad. Ac regiment has already been enlist- cording to the reports, part of one prf throuerh the efforts of former but gradually the name Hender- gm who Wnt to Nicara sonville, Hendersonville, Hender- . fi h. . O u Deputy Stroup leaves this morn ing for Morganton, where he will have Doc Gilliam of this county placed in the asylum. Gilliam is a man of about 45 years, and this will be his fifth visit to the asy sonville, is becoming a household word through the great South, it is destined eventually to be come a household word knqwn EVERYWHERE, as the town, it self is destined to become the Mo Hat lor SANITARY CliOTHES PRESSING. Ladies) 'and Gents' FrenchnDrySCleaning - ' "T - . 1.-. .-, 4--, , Main StreetJOpposite Hotel Satbs playground and the resort of the Constable Conner, will also leave this morning for Raleigh, where he takes Dick Thomas, an epileptic, to the State hospital. Little Man Breaks Arm. 'Reggie" Willcox the little son A Mrs Tt. ! "WillrnT. , , a v iicrht. this mornine wnen n nas a oroKen arm, turn ia ucbhiih . . - it, . i:v found that entrance man. . '. " ; . , . ' ' "Reggie", was playing on the. sidewalk in front of the rectory, yesterday when he slipped and fell, doubling his left wrist under him and snapping the, bone. He bore the pain manfully until Dr. The boldest burglary ever com mitted in Hendersonville came to was had; been made into the jewelry store of W. H. Hawkins & Son, and a thou sand dollars worth of the choicest jewelry had been stolen. -'. The missing jewelry consists of sue vaiuaDie - oiamuuu x bo GEtM? ' WE BAHEE TRADE WITH ME-I-ER;:!S: WETC2ULL watches,, fountain pens, and a Feed Store, PHONE 205 4 513 North T.2aa Srs gung carelessly at his side. lie was He come. irom . w .r" -"rrrr . r- i , . olnaWp wZiing. bntLd Moreau ben Wrer rupted.the Informant, pointing in the Drafts came and set the arm! nd choice vanety of other valuables lie would have noted 'the sinister line' fanning from nose to mouth; and the fixity of purpose In the brooding eyes,' all of which belied the cheery carol; Moreau, standing like a rockrwhich cispnted the other's progress. ..waited and watched. Once he made a sudden, talent movement in' the hope ' of drawing Klrbys fire, but the latter. never heeding, continued his seeming ly careless advance. On he came, thir ty paces; twenty, and "still -no' sign from either man: fifteen.- and Mo reau's hand whitened at the knuc kles and his head came slowly down as he impaled the other on the sights of his pistol. On . came Klrby, still whistling, as if on a measure , stroll, the right hand still dangling carelessly at his side. ; 4 1 " The nervous tension was fast grow ing unbearable. Moreau's nose looked Pinched, and the breath . whistled tbrongh it. On came Klrby ten well AH direction Kirby naajtaKen. - : nnW . Mttinff alone as 1 ail icnow merojui - , i , j "J- "Come!. We'll separate, and he can- couiu ue cpw. not escape r cnea ..lorn. .. vk just scores . uxr J.rieiius m ?uuci ' duty to hunt the villain down; to aid sonvirie who will regreV to hear the law all we can. uueung uue thing, but. murder such as tnis ae nerves only . lynch .law. , We'U show the scoundrel the same quality of mer cy be meted out to- this poor aeiense- less gentleman." v - ..; v---.; .;,':;v "That's ,. right. .Short shrift ana a long roper cried the men. Piloted by the meniner wno naa m Kirby, the i -smaii , impromptu pvM quickly made its way. through the un derbrush, emerging on the road which the gambler, at a point Deiow tneior was even then traversing. , vyneu fork of the road was reached Tom and mmnanions chose the ngnt or making a total loss of a thousand dollars. 1 ; ' ' '" :". : :: Entrance was effected through the smal ltransom over the door in the rear of the building. As a. usual thing the diamonds within j. ' ., -; liL:.T.n nA Iran 1T1 tli Kflfft OVCr recover v it ova ins i u - - night b,ut last nignt was a coswy exception to the rule, theretore no entrance to the safe was made. The- proprietors of the jewelry store have no clue as to who com- - ' . -.i-- '!. r-.ii . " '-v.- -. -: . - of his mishap and who will wish hm froTti thtir iiearfs a sn:tdy and complete m injury. gate v . Quebec, August 2. Inspector Dew, English detective who cap tured Dr. Crippen, thinks that Ethel Clare Leneve is innocent of mitted the robbery. Ihe ponce any share in the murder of Belle authorities are wording uu Elmore. Says she has torn nim case, uuu - - ! -i . - 1 . i: . - m m .MM TIT TnJ I I III Caro Corn Svrun, Gallon 34c. Caro Corn Syrup, half gallon j'lrbuckle's Coffee 13 l-2c package. French Opera coxree ic Best 5c Toilet Soap 3c. 3 Boxes Boaa iuc. ; V -darks Thread 4c Spool. Good water ground meal 95c busnsE Cash buyers wil ldo wel lto see us before buying their goods- -. Indications show that the southerly branch, while the man who her innocent had met Kirby, accompanied Dy a u" erown vouth, bore away to me iu . jC.Uoc ia nlsn is in- Thus by another intervention of the -- -T " fates young Randall's meeting with nocent. he girl is in state of al- the gambler waslagain postponed.- The mpst collapse. On the other hand former and his' companions, aralng crippen is cheerful and seems to j tA an tvtnf a . reached v . : ' " ." MX 1 -' T 1 "U Jl 1 ATIAO her complete story anu ue ueueves ooxv. . MfTN nocent 6f any crime. But theft was maae oy ujj she is trying to shield Crippen miliar wim iuwt;uauv r tnr in the store, but that sucn an acquaintance could be gained oy a few visits therein.- - ; V ; t ' There wa sno burglary insur ance carried on the stolen goods. Joinios 'ft'' Phone 1Tb. Opposite Court House, Allen's Old Stand. . t - even ht- have no fear of consequence. - . .