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PALOMA JONES AND ALAIRE LAW, BUT THEIR PU LONG( SYNOPSIS-Mrs. Alaire Austin ranch itn Mexico. She dislikes her I Sympathy for David Ulmw, state rni trouble between Mexicains and Amu culn hiorise thifeves and Mlexlcnnl ret When iaw's friend, Iticardo Guzinai Lewis gang because he enn give in ide to get GuzIlianx's body secretly. uid on their return to the Amerlent alil. What happens then Is describt CHAPTER XlI-Continued. -12 faloma was gonei with a rush. In a momefnt she returnel, ready for the trip, and with hoer slie carried a rile nearly as long its iierself. * * * * * * * In offerilg to lend a hand In this difficulty, Abilre had neted largely nipon impul11se, and11, now that she tooek tbue to think over the affa ir inore coauty. she isked l lerself vlat Ji wilhie business of lierx It coul be. 1or her part. Paloni vas troubleid by no Tillecrtlinty of purpose; it. di(d not setnu to her ut all absurd to go to her father's aissistnc11ei', and lishe was so euger to bo up a11 nway Ilout the nrtwipoect of a long oeviont'sN wall ninde her resilhss. Ais uslunl. 1-:1 Aust;Inl hi:14 not~ takeni the trouhlel to itoril. his ul ifi of hlil -1herenbluts: Alfr, %nas relievel to, id thlat he Wi'ils ()II, 1i)I lSi i (lep .j111.41 tinut he( hald prohnh1ly stjyedf lit TI'11 lwxs' for sulpper. The womnen wvere, sonild on thel porch after their wIoil, when up the driveway rodt two horoinieni. A Inu myent 11uter a 11111 figulre nloiottate (heI. steps and cm e fhorwa rd wItl 011t. 5t'tched lumnd, crying In SpaiIsh : "Senotr ! I surprise yolu. W4,11, I told you sone (lily 1 shloiu(ld gvi' lilvy #eIf this great pleasire. I iII here !" "General Longorlo! PBut--what a sarprise!" Alaire's anmazellilent was ire, *her face was talit of 11 star-tic(d sbchmogirl. The Mexlcnn warinly kissed 1 er higers, then turned to lieit. Plo- f lana Jones. As he hIwed, tli woliel -exchanged glances over hIs head Mlis Jonlies looked fraiikly frighteniedl, and iker expression plint11y 1) askeld thei mean 'Ing of Longorlo's presenee. To her- I am, s-e was won(ering if it cold I 1hase anyting to d) wIIi thalit exlei- I tion to thei ItoImero ceiletery. She tried to colpo.se herself, blut appre. I heUslon flooded her. I AlaIre, mleanil lle, her comlposuirer lecovered, wasil staiinhlrg si lmi 1( anio- I tiOaless hexide lher chir, InquIring as at uch) ai tilme', my13 dear' general? 'This Is quIte extraordInary."' "Needl you ask mie(?" criedl the man. *1 wouild rIde through a thousand per :Hs, seniora. Goid in his~ gramciousness ]Auee~d thalt iliserablte village, Rtomtero, dosec to the' gaitex of hieavuen. Why abioid I not presumie to look thriough AhemI briefly? I enmelit two dalys ago, anid, 'mrry hour sincee then I have~ tuirnedl #i7 eyes In the dlirection of Las Pal -mans. At last I could1 wait no longer." Palom1w gasped and( Aiair'e stepped( through the Fren'ich wind(ow ait her dt andii Into the b~r'ghtly lighted ling rooml. Parlomna Jones followedl .s If ini a tranice. Lonfgorlo's bright eyes took a swift hwentory of his surroundings ; then he "How fine!1" said he. "How beauti int 1A nest for a bird of paradise!1" "Dn't you considler this raitheir a *Suppliose' it shold~ blecome known that *3's crossed the rive'r?" Longorio snappedl his fingers. "I anD swer to no~ one; I ama supiremle. But ylnr interest wlams liy heart ; it tihils iine to think y0ou care for miy mblety. Thus ain I rep~aid for my3 dlays 111 nsery." "Youi suirelyid n1( ot"-Pallomna swval 'heed hiun-d-"come14 alone'?" "No. I took men'usure's to protect m)y mcett in cas5e of ev'entulities." '"How?"' "Bly binfglng 'ith~ mei seit of lY tesoper's. Ohi, they' arte pe'aabe fel. hijsw" lie declaredl, (uickly "andio they @re dOutiless enljoyinig themliselve's .'ith our frIend and symipalthizeir, Mho "Where?" asked Alaire. "I left them at your PumWping lan1t, spara." Palomna Jones sat down hieav' WIy in the nearest chair. "But you need~ haave no uneasiness."' Alire answered sharply, "It was a wasy reckless thIng to do, and you umen not remain here." Logorio drew his evenly arched team together in a plaintive frown, algang, "You are inhospitable I" Then Me expression lightened. "Or is it," as aseked-"ls It that you are indeed aeshenive for me?" AMaire tried to speak quietly. "I Msd never forgive myself If you esse to harm here at my ranch." - EsgorIo sighed. "And I hoped for a warmer welcoma.-eannaina.l- sice OF THE By Rex Beach Coprright by Harpr & Brothers. AUSTIN PREPARE TO GIVE AID iN IS COMPLICATED BY THE API )RIO AND BY ED AUSTIN'S ACT is the liandsoine young mnistress of Las lshand, who is a brutal, profligate, leche when she discovers acci(entaly th 'irkleans along the bor-der. Law discover els, nanong tihei T'ad Lewis, who is und n, goes to the Mexican side to collect Im cimina1ting testlinony against them. La Mrs. Austin and Paloi rna Jones, Blaze's I sIde when Gen1. Lutis Lonagorio, all odioi (d In this Instalhuent. have done you another favor. You 11W that hoilbre who Camtle with me?" "Yes." "Well, yOu wtiold never guess it Is yor Jose Sa'nchez. Ib- was distracted at Ih news o' his cousin's murder, 11nd caine to lime-" "lls (ousin was riot murdered." "ln'c t Iy! I told himi so when I learied te facts. I said to hi1m, 'Jose, ay boy. It is better to do nothing than to net worony. Go bick to your beau tiful emnployer, he loyal to her, and thilnk n1o more about this unhappy af fair.' It re(iuired some argument, I lissure you, hnt-hi is here. Ile comes 1 ask your forgiveness and to resume his position of trust." 11 ni glad to hiave hilm back if he feis i lint wnrv. I hiive nothing what fver to for !. - ai1." "ThIn ie Will he Ta ppy, and I have erveil y' oui. Tiit is tile end of the itr."' W it a graeIrlul gesture Lon 'oI'io disuisSd the subject. "It is to be mv leasur,'" I' next Inquired, "to ieet S'llor Austill, your' husband?'' "Itl am fraid noft.", "Too bid. I haid ioPed to know liirm arnd conivinc'e him that we fede 'ls nir' iot snih a had people as he ens to think. We ought to be riends, he and I."0 Under this talk Palona stirred un 'asily, and at the first opportunity mIrst out. "it's far from safe for you :o remain here, General Longorio. ris neighborhood is terribly excited )ver the death of Ricardo Guzman, Ind if anyone learned-" "So I Then Guzaan Is dead?" Lon orio i luirled, with interest. "Isn't ie?" blurted Paloma. "Not o far as .t can learn. Only oday I Iwade official report that noth ig whatever could be discovered about im. Certainly he is nowhere in Ito nero, and it is my personal belief that he poor fellow was either drowned a the river or mad e way with for his noney. Probably the truth wvIll never re known." Longorio had come to spend the 'vening, and his keen pleasure in M\alre Auistln's company mlade him so ndlifferent to hIs personal safety that nothing short oif a rude dismissal wvould have served to terminate ils visit. Neithler Ahadre nlor her compan ion, howvever, had tile least Idea how keenly he0 resented tile presence of Pa loma Jones. It was a remarkable wooing; on the one0 hand this~ haif-savage man11, gnaiwe'd by jeatlousy, heeudless of thle illicit na.. tuire of ihis paiiiSon, yet hehi withinl the biounds or dlecoruim biy some fag-end of respectabillity; and on the other hand, a woman, b)oredl, resentful andl torturedl at the miomnent by fear about what wias haipperinig at tihe river hank. It was late wvhern Austin arrived. Visitors at Las P'almas were uniusual at tany time ; hence the sound of "What's That Greaser Doing Here?" strange voices in the brightly lighted living room at such an hour surprised him, Hie camne tramping i'n, bo'oted andl spurred, a belligerent look of in quiry upon his bloated features, But whben he hild met his wife's guests, his surprise turned to black displeasure. ls own sympathies in the Mexican struggle were so notorious that Longo rio's presence seemed to him to have but one possible significance. Why P'alomia Jones was here he could not imagine. Alaire's caller remained at ease, and appeared to welcome this chance et SUNSET TO BLAZE JONES AND DAVE 'EARANCE OF GENERAL VITIES I'alimas ranch in Texas and La Feria rous drunlkard, but she feels a strong t he loves her hopelessly. There is s that Austin is leagued with Amer ?r suspicion. Law kills a horse thief. ney (lue him, he is murdered by the ,v and Blaze Jones go to the Mexican daughter, ire preparing to give them is admirer of Mrs. Austin, comes to meeting Austin. Luis Longorio was the sort of man who enjoys a strained situation, and one who shows to the best advantage under adverse condi tions. Accordingly, Ed's arrival, in stead of hastening his departure, mere ly served to prolong his stay. It was growing late now, and Palo ma was frantic. Profiting by her first opportunity, she whispered to Ala Ire, "For God's sake, send him away." Alaire's eyes were dark with exelte ment. "Yes," said she. "Talk to him, and give tie a chance to have a word alone with Ed." The opportunity came when Austin went into the dining room for a drink. Alaire excused herself to follow hMim. When they were out of sight and hear ing, her hushand turned upon her with an ugly frown. "What's that greaser doing here?" lie nsked roughly. "Ile Called to pay his respects. You inust get him away." "I imiust?" Ed glowered at her. "Why don't you? You got hiim here in iny absence. Now that I'm home, rou want ie to get rid of him, eh? What's the idea?" "Don't be silly. I didn't know lie vits coiing and--he must be crazy to risk such a thing:" "Crazy?" Ed's lip curled. "le isn't crazy. I suppose he couldn't stay away any longer. By heaven, Alaire-" Alaire checked this outburst with a sharp exclamation: "Don't make a scene ! Don't you understand he holds over fifty thousand dollars' worth of La Fera cattle? Don't you understand we can't antagonize lhii?" "Is that what he came to see you about?" "Yes." She bit her lip. "I'll explain everything, but-you must hell) me send hiln back, right away." Glancing at the clock, Alaire saw that It was drawing on toward midnight; with quick decision she seized her h'nband b~y the arm, explaining feverishly: "There Is something big goinig on to night, Ed I Longorlo brought a guard of soldiers with him, and left them at our lumliphouse. WVell, it so happens that Blaze Jones and Mr. Law have gone to the Itonmero cemetery to get ilicardo Guzman's body." "WVhath" Austin's red face paled, his eyes bulged. "Yes. Tihat's why Palomia is here. They crossedl at our pumping station, and they'll be back at any time, now, If they encounter Longorlo's men You understand?2" "Rticardo Guzman's body I" Austir wvet his lips and swvallowed with diff. culty. "WVhy-do they want his body?' "To prove that lhe is really dent and--to prove who killed him." Not lng the efTfect of these words, Alair4 criedl sharply, "What's the matter' Ed?" Bunt Austin momentarily wvas beyon( speech. The decanter from which he waus trying to pour himself a dIni iplayedl a musical tattoo upon his glass his face had become ashen and pasty "Ilow manny men has he got?" Aus tin nodided in the direction of the fron roomi. "I dlon't know. Probably four or flye What aills you?" Something in her husbandl's inexpli cable agitation, something in the hunt ed, desperate way ini which his eye; were running over the room, alarme Alaire. Ed utterly disregarded her question Catching sight of the telephone, whicl stood upon01 a stand In tie far corne: of the room, lhe ran to it, and, snatch tng the receiver, violently oscillate< the hook. "Don't do that!I" Alaire cried, fol lowing him. "Wait I It mustn't ge out." "Ihello I Give me the Lewis ranch quick-I've forgotten the number.' WIth his free hand Ed held his wif< at a distance, muttering harshly: "Gei away now I I know what I'm doing Get away-d-n you!I" He flunj Alaire from him as she .tried to snatel the instrument out of his hands, "Ed I" she cried. "Are you out oi your mind? You mustn't-" Their voices were raised now, heed less of the two people in the adjoining room. "Keep your hands off, I tell you Hello!i Is that you, Tad?" Again Aus tin thrust his wife violejntly aside "Listen I I've just learned that Dave Law and old mart Jones have crossed over to dig UD Ilicardo's body. Yes, tonight T !'hey're over there now-e back inside of all hour." Alaire leaned weakly against the table, her frightened e'yes flxed upon the Speaker. "Yes ! They aim to discover how he Was killed antd tll about it. They crossed at my pimping plant, and they'll be back tonight, if they haven't already-" Tihe tspeaker's voice broke, his hand was shaking so that he could scarcely retain his hold upon the tele Phone. "How do I know?" he chat tered. "It's up to you. You've got a 7nachine-" "Ed1" cried the wife. She went toward him on weak, unsteady feet, but she halted as the voice of Longo rio cut in slarply: "What's this I hear? Ricardo Guz man's body?" Ilusbald and wife turned. 1'he open dotible door to the living room framed the tall figure of the Mexican general. . CHAPTER XIII. . Rangers. Longorlo stared first at the huddled, persiring mian beside the telephone, aind ten it the frightened woman. "Is that the truth?" lie demanded harshly. "Yes." Austin answered. "They are hringing the body to this side. You know what that means." "Did you know this?" The general turned ilpon Alaire. Of the four he was tle least excited. Frmin the ibackground Paloma qua vered: "You told us Ricardo was not dend, -o-it Is all right. There is no harm done." A bilef silence ensued, then Longo rio shrugged. "Who knows? Let us hope that lie suffered no hiari on Mex- I "Hellol Is That You, Tad?" lean soil. That would be serious, 1w deed; yes, very serious, for I have given my word to your government. This-David Law"-he pronounced the name carefully, but with a strange for eign accent-"he is a reckless person to defy the border regulations. It is a grave matter to invade foreign ter ritory on such a mission." Longorlo again bent his brilliant eyes upon Alaire. "I see that you are concerned for his safety. You would not desire him to come to trouble, eh? He has done you favors; he is your friend, as I am. Well"-a mirthless smile ex posedl his splendid white teeth-"we must think of that. Now I will bid you good night." "W~here are you going?" demanded Miss Jones. "To the river, and then to Rlomero. I may be needed, for those men of mine are stupid fellows, and there is dlanger of a misunderstanding. In the (dark anything may happen. I should like to meet this David Law ; he is a man of my own kind." Turning to "Young Ed," he said: "There is rea son for haste, and a horse moves slow ly. Would you do me the favor, if you have an automobile-" "No iI iw~on't I" Ed declared. "I dlon't want to see the Itio Grande to night. I won't be involved-" "But you are already involved. Come I There is no time to waste, and I have something to say to you. You will drive me to the river, and my horse will remain here until I return for him." There was no mistaking the com mand in Longorio's tone; the master ,of Las Palmias rose as if under com pulsion. Hie took his hat, and the two men left the room. "Oh, Mrs. Austin I" Paloma gasped, ."They'll be in time, and so will the Lewis gang." "QuIck ! Ed will take his runabout-. we'll follow in my car." Alaire fled to make herself ready. A few moments later she hooked out from her window and saw the headlights of Ed's run ab~out flash down the driveway to the ramld ; thlen she and Palonma rushed to .the gnrage where the touring car stood. "The moon is rising," Paloma half sob~bedl. "They'll be sure to see us. Do you think we're ahead of Tad Lewis?" "Oh. yes, lie hasn't had time to get here yet, but--he'll come fast when he starts. This is the only plan I can inink of." .WIth General Longorlo's gang and the Lewis gang waIting to ambush Jones and Law at the pump station, what chance have those two got to save their lIves? The next Installment describes an excIting event,. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Going Up. Heiter-Hiflier, the aviator, took me for a foy ride in his new biplane. Skelter-One, that certain~ly is my idea of a sky-lark. Papa Pays What Are Bandaged Hands In the Sum Total of a Glorious Dr--? fUrges All Citizens tof Peruse the Great : Declaration of - n Independence (By GAILLARD HUNT, LL. D., Chief of the Division of Manuscript, Library of Congress.) EVERY citizen of the United States should rretw the Declara. tion of Independence once every year. It is a thoroughly Anierlean document, ind the principles it em bodies cannot be too firmly impressed upon our minds. 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A well dressed Mexican, withi a nevspaper over his knee, was sitting on the bal cony of his house, apparently intent on waatching our sallors advance; but hid den unler the paper he held a big re volver, and as our ien went 6y he tired. The bullets were striking," but Our oicer's could hardly suspect a well-dressedl Mexican, reading a paper and looking peacefully on from his own house, of being the snIper. )ropping his paper, the Mexican went inside to reload. Wheni he came out aigain on the balcony the glint of the gun caught the attention of Lieu tenant Colonel Neville on horseloack in the plaza, 1,000 or more yards away. Through ihis eight-power fieldglass the colonel saw plainly the flash of the shots under the newspaper. "Get hin," he said, turning to his orderly. The man raIsed his rifle, pressed the trigger-and the Mexican fellout of his chair. "Got him, sIr," said the marine. Self-EvIdent. 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