PALOMA JONES AND ALAIRE
LAW, BUT THEIR PU
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
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
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
"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."
"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
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?"
"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
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
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
Alaire's caller remained at ease, and
appeared to welcome this chance et
TO BLAZE JONES AND DAVE
'EARANCE OF GENERAL
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
"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
"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'
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
"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
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<
"Don't do that!I" Alaire cried, fol
lowing him. "Wait I It mustn't ge
"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
"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
"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
"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. .
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
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
"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
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
"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
"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
.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.)
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.
What Are Bandaged Hands In the Sum
Total of a Glorious Dr--?
fUrges All Citizens tof
Peruse the Great :
Declaration of - n
(By GAILLARD HUNT, LL. D., Chief of
the Division of Manuscript, Library of
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.
Thomas Jefferson wrote the Decla.
ration of Irdependence, andi he alone is
its literal author, but there were a
number of men who expressed the sen.
timents, almost in the words he uses,
before they appeared In his great docu
ment, and Jefferson never laid Mlaim
to originality In the Ideas expressed.
. Thee wer seealmn h, er
bt The mas efensrps. s1
brar ognlityich time from exressd
befre haud bexpresed themsether pubth
jTey threall godmemay.fm
br ary avs which ca fromonged hand
eous eoresondence- -kt pipta nor
many years--was goin? .>n between
George Washington and George Mason,
the one in his oflicial position as mem
ber of the house of burgesses, the oth
er the unseen but no less potential ally
of his friend and of his country.
George Mason was from. early life a
friend of George Washington, and their
intimacy, bo0th as fellow workers and
as congenial neighbors, remained umn
broken until Mason's death in 1792. H~e
also knew Jefferson well and was old
enough to give him the benefit of his
Grave of Jefferson.
broader knowledge and fuller expert.
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er than his neighbor at Mount Vernon,
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SEA SOLDIERS GOOD SHOTS
There Is a Story From Vera Cruz That
Tells of the Marksmanship of
Uncle Sam's Marines.
The marines know how to handle a
rifle ; 50 per cent of the force are qual
ifIed, Il.ted shots. There is a story
from, Vera Cruz that tells of good
shooting and a sure eye, Henry Ieu
terdahil writes in 1the Youth's 4Com
Our bluejackets were marching up
the street from theit plaza Ibetween rows
of low two-story louses. 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
The man raIsed his rifle, pressed the
trigger-and the Mexican fellout of
"Got him, sIr," said the marine.
"Please, lady," begged the very, dirty
tramip at the back dloor, "can you help
a poor man that lost his job three
weeks ago and ain't been able to find
no work sInce?"
"Whtat sort of a job was it?" asked
"I was wvorkin' in a soap factory."
"WVell, it's plaIn to be seen that you
were not dischtargedl for dIshonesty."
"W~hat does your electricIty cost
"Oh, I pay current prices."-Bostoif
If you have talent for criticIsm, don't
fall to use It on yourself.
Zone for Mlany Is
Some people find
it Wise to quit coffee
when their nerves
begin to "act up."
The easy way now
adays is to switch to
Nothing in bleas..
ure is mnissed by
the change, and
greater comfort fol..A
lows as the nerves
Postumi is economica!
to both health and purse.
"There's a Reason"!
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