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THE HOLBROOK NEWS. HOLBRO OK, ARIZONA. JULY 29. 192L
COWMMBEB CHAPTER XIV Continued. 15-- "That Is why I am coming back, she Insisted. "I told you I could shoot." "All right," he grinned cheerfully "come along, then ; only you keep down out of the way, and let me do the sniping. There! now you lost me a shot! Did you see that buck dodge between those two rocks? He'll try that trick again presently." Olga came back, creeping out cau tiously and finding a place sugnuy behind where he lay. She held to one weapon, laying the other on the rocks, together with a belt nuea wnu cartridaes. Shelby barely swept his eyes toward her. his whole attention concentrated was occurring below. Some thing was taking place down there, but exactly what could not Immediate ly be determined. He had perceived men moving beyond range, dodging along from rock to rock, mere glimpses of dark figures, yet plainly enough Indians. Once he was almost sure he distinguished a white man, through a rift In a gully, but the fleeting view gained was not convincing. Never theless he had no doubt but what there were white men presént. The method of attack was too bold, and determined, for savages alone; It was not the Sioux Idea of war. Besides the one man who would have a real object in this assault would be Laud Beyond all question It was he who was behind the effort, urged on by personal hatred, as well as a desire to gain possession of Olga. Shelby wondered what the fellow might know. Could he be aware of the escape of Macklin? and that Pancha had ridden forth in search for help? If he did that might account for his desperate eagerness to overcome what resistance they could offer before she returned. Yet probably not. for if he did know the coward In him would cause him to seek flight before he could be cornered' In this place. It was far more likely that he believed himself opposed mere ly by Shelby and the girl, armed with a revolve- or two, and having a lim ited supply of ammunition. He saw little peril in the adventure, and fig ured that a quick, sharp rush, his war riors leaping from covert to covert, would win an easy victory. He would keep up a steady rifle fire from be hind the rocks, forcing the defenders to keep under cover, and then sudden ly send a charelnar oartv to end the affair. i&bAby mlled grimly at the mental picture, never turning his head as he spol e to the silent girl beside him. .1-10W 8 MacKiinr- "Dead, I think, Tom. He didn't seem to breathe even faintly." "The poor devil; It will be mighty nam on rancna tnough. zou got your gun?" "Yes." "All loaded, I reckon; If not you better fill It up. There Is goln to be h 1 to pay presently. When I say so. you let drive. Keep down out o' sight till then, but when you begin to pumn. make her act like a gatling." "But can't those riflemen see you there?" "Well, it doesn't look much like they can, the way they are pepperin' that rock. Nice little tune the bucks are playin'. That's what makes me think something's up; they aim to keep us down out o sight, so we won't glimpse what's comin'. 'Taln't Indian nature to waste lead that way. Laud's back there sonewbere playin' this game. I think I got sight of the sneakln' cuss a minute ago, but he was out of range." "You believe they intend to try and get up here?" "That's my present notion; they don't look for much trouble , either. It is up to us to give that outfit the surprise of their lives." She reached out her hand and found his, as it rested Tin the belt of cart ridges. Tom !" "Yes," he answered without remov ing his gaze from the trail below. "Don't worry about me," she said earnestly. "You know what I mean; don't think about me when they do come. I'll take care of myself, all right." He cast a quick glance into her face. "Sure, I know you will. You are a trump, a good pardner. I thought that for a long while. You won't forget what I told you." "I'll not forget" , There was a moment of silence and then she spoke again, a, sharp little catch In her voice which she could not restrain. "Tom !" "Yes." "I I don't know what Is going to happen. I I am not afraid, but but It seems to me I I would like to have you kiss me once more first you only have once, you know." Shelby turned his body about, leav ing his cocked revolver lying on the stone, and caught both her hands eagerly. "Lord, I'm glad to hear jou say that, little girl," he exclaimed, his eyes aglow. "I reckon I've been sorter half afraid o' you. But I ain't goln to be any more; you sure mean It, don't you?" Her eyes looked . honestly, earnest ly Into his, answering him before lier lips spoke. . "With all my heart, Tom." He drew her softly toward him, for getful of all else. Then a rifle spat viciously, and a ball struck the edge of the parapet, sending a splinter of tone flying past them, j It was a long, nerve-racking wait, during which they rested side by side, Jntent on every movement below, but By RANDALL PARRISH finding little opportunity for action, Occasionally they spoke, but generally remained silently watchful. The In dians kept up a desultory fire, and be hind Its screen were evidently making a change of position, yet so stealthily as to be hardly observed. They ex posed themselves freely enough beyond pistol range, proof that they were ful ly aware of the caliber of the weapons confronting them, but closer In the savages crept from rock to rock in visible. Twice only did Shelby sue ceed In getting a fair shot once clip ping a scalp lock from an Incautious ly exposed bead, and again winging a brave who recklessly attempted to leap across a narrow opening. This fellow dropped In the open trail, wounded In the thigh, and unable to drag himself to shelter, and soon a sinewy, red arm reached out from-be- hind a rock in an effort at rescue. This was withdrawn quickly as a speeding bullet struck within an Inch of the outstretched hand. The In jured warrior lay there twitching with pain. The minutes dragged Into half an hour, the strained nerves of the de fenders on edge. Olga was trembling from head to foot, struggling to re tain self-control, Shelby never relaxing a muscle, or averting the steady gaze of his eyes: Suddenly he rose to his knees, a revolver gripped in either hand. "There's Laud now," he announced simply. She saw the fellow also, lifting her head to peer over the low rim of rock standing in the open trail, but just beyond range. He held a rifle In his hands, which he swung above his head, at the same time giving ut terance to a hoarse shout. It must have been a signal, for Instantly those rocks were black with half-naked fig ures, leaping madly forward, with rifles flung in air, and giving utterance to fierce yells. It was a wild race, but the steep ascent to the cave halted them. The two above, reckless now of exposure, fired as swiftly as they could press trigger, straight Into the red faces. Some fell, shot down in their tracks, a few paused to reply, but the majority began to clamber up. Laud ran forward to Join them, roar ing out his orders. He was in full view against the snow-covered trail, and Shelby swung his smoking muz zle down upon him. To the crack the fellow flung up both bands, whirled about and crumpled into a shape less heap. Shelby, scarcely realizing the success of his quick shot stag gered back, reversed the gun in his hand, and struck with the butt at the first Indian appearing above the platform. It was hand to band. CHAPTER XV. . A Squadron of the Sixth. Pancha vanished Into the fog, wad ing along the creek, and finally creep ing out below the burned cabin. If there were any guards left there they were not encountered, and the mists hung so thick at that early hour she took few precautions to avoid them. Her one thought was Macklin ; love had conquered hate, and the desire for revenge. ' There was a chance of suc cess for her mission. The debris had not been searched over; it could not The Fellow Flung Up Both Hands. have been, for the fire still smoldered, but the moment the Indians were able to overhaul the wreck they would discover that their victims had, in some way, escaped. There would be no charred bones, no singed flesh, to tell of dead bodies consumed In the flames; they would not even find Macklln's remains. And Laud was no fool. The truth, in some form, would come to him at once; he would know they had got safely away; nor would he ever stop until he again found them. And he would suspect her ; perhaps had seen her face when she fired that fatal shot Her only chance lay now, before this revealment came. She was cool, resourceful; had shrewdly thought out every step. If she was still unsuspected, no one would stop her. She had always been free to leave the valley. Often she had taken early rides, and none of the ordinary guards would consider her going forth as at all strange. Of course, the Hole was filled now with strange fugitives Indians hiding from the soldiers, suspicious of every white OF face. These might cause trouble, but she must take that chance. There was but one way to save Macklln's life the doctor at Gerlasche. Shelby had told her so, and nothing else remained fixed In her mind. Mother of God, she would save him ! There were three horses In the little stable shack back of the cabin. She crept cautiously up" through the fog, unable to see In the gloom, but lo cating the animals by touch. One was still moist from riding. Laud's nnnv. no doubt. The next was her own, having scarcely stamina for such a trip, but the third was the bay Juan had always been so proud of. She led the animal out, saddled and bridled him In the darkness, and then, mounting in the gray dawn, with a prayer In her heart for help and imiilnnw she rode slowly out Into the trail. A fire burned In front of the little house beside the falls, a mere flicker of half-burned logs, with fwn mpn hnverina- over It. One of them started up, at sound of the horse's hoofs and gripped a rifle. He was white, a flapping hat brim shadow ing his face; the other, an Indian, nned In a blanket merely lifted his head, and stared moodily. Her heart gave a sharp bound, but she rained nn carelessly, as the fellow Rtenned Into the trail. He peered rnrionslv Into her face. "H 1, young woman, you're out d d earlv. ain't you? What's up? Thorp wns nothine vicious In his greeting, and her heart quit Its pound incr. "Vm after a doctor, Sam." she said cwrH'Hw hpHpvinff boldness the best card to play. "My brother has been shot." "Sure, I heard that only they told me he was dead ; he ain't, hey? Had a rumnus with Injun Joe, didn't he? "Vps? I lust heard about It He must have the doctor right away." "Whprp the h 1 you aim to find one?" "Ovpr at Gerlasche. There Is an army surgeon there." "Sure, but I'm bettln the cuss won't come, 'less he brings the whole army 'long with him. He'd have 'ter mosey In yere blindfold if he did." "Just the same hee'll come, if I find heem," she said grimly, "for I'll bring heem. dead or alive. Who's out there on the trail?' "'Red Haines, an Stumpy, long with a couple of Sioux. The boys are a bit lumpy just now with all them sojers scoutin' the Bad Lands. Maybe they'll try ter stop yer, but yer tell em I said it was all right. Say, what was goln" on last night shootln, ter heat h 1 ud the canyon, an' there was quite a fire, too?" "Row over the girl Macklin brought in," she explained calmly, "an the old cabin got burned." "Some more o' Injun Joe's cussed- ness, I reckon?" "Yes, he was In It ; well, Adlos Sam, She rode forward, never even ven turing to glance back. Thus far ev erything had gone easier than she could have hoped. There were no or ders out against her, and these night guards were not even aware of what had taken place. She guided her horse under the veil of falling water. and up the steep bank beyond, out Into the valley of the Cottonwood. There was little danger of meeting anyone now, she needed to avoid, and once beyond those watchers at the head of the frail, the way would be open. She came upon these Just be low the crest, grouped for shelter unfier the ledge of an outcropping rock. Haines had been drinking and was In a good humor, listening to her story with a broad grin, and dismiss ing her willingly enough. "To h 1, o' coarse yer kin go, he said thickly. "Yer brother pulled me out o' the Sowskln onct. He's a d n good scout of a Mex. Go to It, girl; you know the trail?" "Yes, along the edge of the Bad Lands." "Sure ; better keep In the first gully. er yer might run inter a sojer out fit. They're thicker than fleas out there now, they tell me. So long. sister." It had begun to snow, big, heavy flakes, drifting with the wind, quickly whitening the landscape. The slight marks of the trail were almost Instant ly obliterated, but the low range of hills ahead were a sufficient landmark, and she forced her horse Into a swift pace; riding with her head lowered, but with watchful eyes peering through the snow curtain. She was alone now ; free, with noth ing Intervening between her and Ger lasche. Her heart bounded with the elixir of success she would bring back the doctor to Macklin. She felt no doubt any more. The direct trail circled just within the outer range of the sand hills. making It Impossible for her to mis take the way even In that maze of snow. She rode more carelessly now that she was safely out of sight and free from any possibility of pursuit The horse, with lowered bead, seemed to feel the urgency, and plunged for ward eagerly. Suddenly as they swept around a sharp corner, seeing and hearing nothing to warn of any other presence In that solitude, they came at full tilt against a halted column of cavalry. Before Pancha could even Jerk up her reins, a startled trooper had gripped the bit, and held her mount helplessly pawing the air. "Well, what's this?" he growled, tugging at the frightened animal, and dragged half off his feet In the fierce struggle. "A Mex! Say, fellows, this looks like Arizona. Lay hold here, Mapes! Call the sergeant somebody; I've got this blrdl whoa there I now, what's all this About, young lady?" "What Is it Summers?" the ser Copylght A. C McClnrg- Co. geant, pushing" through the ring of men, peered curiously up at her from under the brim of a battered campaign hat. "She Just come atearing In, ser geant, like she was goln' somewhere. She was sure ridln' like h 1, an' she Is Mex, all right" "So I see. Well, señorita, what are you doing out here?" His face was kindly, If stern. "Señor, I ride for a doctor," she said earnestly. "Please do not stop me a man Is dying." "A man? Where? Is he a Mexi can?" "No, senor, an Americano; he was shot; he verra bad; If I find no doc tor, he die maybe." "But where were you going?" "To Gerlasche, senor, there Is army doctor there." "Not now there ain't; he's back here with us somewhere. Where Is this fellow who's hurt?" She hesitated just an Instant yet there was no avoiding the truth. If the doctor was here among these sol diers, she would iave to tell the truth "Well, What' This?" He Growled. or else desert Macklin to his fate. Be sides, what did she care? Her hatred of Laud suddenly flared Into new life. Here was the opportunity for revenge, as well as service. "In Wolves' hole, senor." "Wolvej.' hole! Good God! did you come from there? Pass the word for the major, some one. What's that? Oh, excuse me. sir," and he came stiffly to attention, facing the heavy set middle-aged officer, with Iron-gray mustache and goatee. "What have you here, sergeant?" the latter asked briefly, "Mexican wom an?" "Yes, sir; she Just ran Into us at full tilt "She claims to be after a doctor to attend to a wounded Amer ican over In Wolves' hole." "Is that so? Perhaps this Is good luck. Who Is this American, señorita some d n white renegade?" , "He man I love, senor." "Oh, that's It. Then perhaps we can do business. We've got a surgeon here with us. If you' will show- us a way to get Into Wolves hole, I'll promise he'll take care of your man, all right" "You ask me to guide you?" "That's the bargain. We have been trying to locate the place for two days. Who Is the leader of those outlaws?" "Indian Joe Laud, senor." "I've heard of the brute. Judging from the way you looked then, he Is no friend of yours." "No, senor ; I hate heem ; he keel my brother; now he try to keel this man I tell you 'bout he an' two more Americanos." "Two more! This Is becoming In teresting, Sergeant. Let's have the straight story, señorita. You want us to help these people Is that It?" "SI senor; It Is nothing to me what you do. I care for them not at all ; they not .my people any more. There are many Indians a lot ; they hide there." "But, who are these Americanos? They belong to the gang?" "No, senor. One was a woman. senor ; young, pretty woman ; she cap tured and brought there. Eet was her husband that try to save her. He follow an git In some way, like the Mother of God help. Hees name was Shelby." "Shelby?" broke In the sergeant, for getful of the officer's presence In his surprise. "What Shelby? Was his other name Tom?" "SI, senor," and she turned her eyes on htm. "lou Know tms xom snei- by?" "Do I ! of course I ' do. You re member him, Major Hays. He was with us once in 0 Troop; then later detailed with the scouts. He's up In this country, I know. I ran Into him down at Ponca when I came through there. Why, that was his wedding day, and I saw the bride." "You say those renegade devils have got them both there in the ioie?" broke in the major, "prisoners?" "They got away now; they hide In a cave, sne expiainea. "And you will show us the way In 7" "Senor, the doctor he will care for this man If I do?" vi pledge you my word he will." "And you keel Indian Joe Laud. uoor!" "We'll surely do our b;st." "Then I show you yes; who that man there?" Shaunessy wheeled about to face the fellow she pointed at, gripping him with one hand, and dragging him forth from among the circle of soldiers. "This is the bird they gave us for a guide," he said shortly. "You know him?" "He," she gave vent to a bitter laugh. "That fellow Dull Knife; bad Indian, horse thief. Why they give you heem?" " "H 1 knows. What'll I do with the cuss, major?" "Have a couple of men hold him under guard. We seem to be on the right track tiow ; señorita, where Is this Wolves' holer' "Over there, not far; across the mesa. You come, I show you. That be better first senor Just you an some others, so you can tell what to do. Maybe eet be better we go afoot so we be not seen." "On foot I You don't mean we are so near the place?" "SI, senor; I show you." A little handful followed her lead between the sand ridges out upon the open plain the major, a lieutenant, the sergeant, and three men. She led them along a slight depression, suffi ciently to partially screen them from observation. The steady fall of snow had ceased, although there were oc casional flurries, driving sharply Into their faces. Overhead the clouds hung low and gray. Hays swore under his breath, half convinced he was be ing made a fool of. Twice he started to speak, but held his tongue. The girl never turned her head, but moved straight forward. She came to a slight ridge, and stopped suddenly, pointing. " 'TIs there, senor," she said simply, "Wolves' hole." The astounded ofllcer stood motion less, his mouth open, his eyes star ing at the sight so unexpectedly re vealed. For an instant he could not believe what he saw. Almost under his feet the precipice fell away into that tremendous gorge, the mantle of snow emphasizing Its depth, but bring ing out . the black rocks In stern con trast "Good God!" he exclaimed, "what a gulf! And not a sign to make you dream of Its existence. I'd have sworn ten feet back this plain was a dead level for thirty miles. But how in heaven's name do we ever get down there?" "There is something going on, sir, up yonder in that canon," spoke up the lieutenant eagerly. "Listen. Those are rifles popping, and I can see white puffs of smoke through the glass. There's a fight going on down there." "D d If you ain't right, Boyd; they are certainly popping away rather lively. Cornered Shelby likely, and, as I remember the lad, he'll stay with them as long as he has a cartridge left. By jingo ! we've got to get down, and clear this nest out Where's the trail, señorita?" "Over yonder to the left senor. You take your glass, so. Now straight along the bank, where that cedar tree tops the edge. It stands all alone. You see what I mean ?" (TO BE CONTINUED.) LONELY MAN DIED BELOVED Hermit of Grubb Street Had Kindly Qualities That Endeared Him to' Many Who Never Knew Him. Usually when one hears of a hermit It Is to associate him with the wil derness of some desolate place, where, surrounded by wild nature, he passes his time like the beasts of the field, depending upon the fruits of an un filled earth for his sustenance and to a cave In the rocks for his covering at night. But the story of Henry Welby, the hermit of Grubb street, as told In a curious old work published In the sev enteenth century, is of a man pos sessed of wealth who retired to his mansion owing to the bad treatment of a younger brother, and who for forty years was seen by no one ; neith er did he leave his house until his death, on Oct. 29. 1836, when he was borne on the shoulders of the men who carried him to his grave. On his retirement from the world he took a very fair house in the lower end of Grubb street and had It pre pared for his purpose and In such a way that the three rooms In which he lived enabled him to eat, sleep and write without ever toeing seen by his servants. His food was of the sim plest character, and when his bed was making he went Into his study. In all of these years he tasted neither flesh, fish nor wine. On Christmas his table was loaded with great cheer, but of It .he never tasted, sending It to the poor of the neighborhood. His benefactions to the needy were great and his death was sincerely mourned by many who had never seen him. Chicago Journal. Power of Poise. Poise is power. The man who Is not master of himself under all condi tions cannot feel the assurance, the power, which Is the right of every hu man being to experlonce. He Is never sure of himself, and the man who Is never sure of himself Is never wholly at ease. He Is not even well-bred, for good breeding Implies self-control un der all circumstances. There Is, perhaps,. no other thing which Is so conducive to one's physical and mental comfort, efficiency, happi ness and success as a calm mind. When the mind is unbalanced, by anger, ex citement, worry, fear or nervousness, the entire body Is thrown out of har mony. All the functions are deranged ; the man or woman Is not normal, and Is, therefore, whatever the situation, at a complete disadvantage, wholly un able to contend with It Orison Swett Marden In the New Success Magazine. In Position. From a story "I am half Inclined to kiss you," he said, as he bent over her. Boston Transcript There Is a smoldering spark of wis dom in the brain of the man who knows when to go home. The "war of the union" begins short- lls after the marriage ceremony ends. ft7 1 CD 0 DEPLETION OF RANGE GRASS Injury Caused by Premature Grazing and Lack of Utilization of v..,, .Forage Crop. , .... (Prepared by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) Range depletion is due in a large measure to premature grazing and to lack of uniform utilization of the for age crop, investigations now being car ried on at the Great Basin experiment station by grazing specialists in the forest service of the United States De partment of Agriculture show. These experiments, which have been con ducted over a four-year period, have been for the purpose of ascertaining Just how certain range bunch grasses are affected by different systems of grazing. It was found that the yield of violet wheat grass when removed by cutting once in a season, at the time the seed crop matured, was four and two tenths times as large as when it was removed four times in a season and three and eight-tenths' times as large as when herbage was removed twice tn the season. Native brome grass, on the other hand, yielded six times as much when harvested twice during the season, but the yield from one cutting was rhree and three -tenths times as much as when It was removed four times. This means In range revegetatlon that the grass native .there must be taken Into consideration and a system of grazing used that Is suitable to It The experiments also showed the striking difference In water content In herbage as the season advances. In the leafage of the violet wheat grass harvested once in a season, just before seed maturity, the water content aver aged 41 per cent. Plants grazed twice. late in the season, contained an aver age moisture content of 51 per cent, while plants cropped four times in a season contained an average of 79 per cent of water. Early in the spring the young leafage may contain a: much- as 85 per cent of water. This .;:-civ- V Part of a Big Herd of Hereford Steer on a Texas Ranch. Is sometimes the cause of many live stock losses in the early spring. The green feed is sparse and contains so small an amount of food substance that it Is necessary for an animal to travel great distances to gather daily approximately 85 pounds of succulent leafage, which Is an equivalent to 16 pounds of dry hay. When the difference In yield and nu tratlve value of the forage, in favor of the less-frequently grazed areas. Is taken into account, it Is clear that fre quent cropping is an extravagant and wasteful practice. Furthermore, about 85 per cent of a bunch-grass cover harvested four times In a season Is killed , out at the end of the third year, thus subjecting the soil to vary ing degrees of depletion through erosion. PUREBRED CATTLE PAY BEST North Carolina Breeder Finds It Wise Plan to Use Best Animals for Production. "Animals that will grow when well fed are the ones that help the bank account. I have a small dairy, and I find It pays to get the best animals for breeding or production. I am very glad to see the United States Depart ment of Agriculture help the farmers and stockmen to weed out the runts. and get better sires and have profit able live stock." Letter to "the De partment of Agriculture from a North Carolina Live-Stock Owner. GRAZING IS CHEAPEST FEED Those Who Have Permanent Pastures Should Conserve Them to Best Advantage. Grazing Is the cheapest feed for live stock. 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Muskogee, Okla. Distribution of $1,330,000 by the government to mem bers of the Choctaw and Chickasaw Indian tribes will commence Aug. 15, it was announced at the United States Indian office here. The 20,700 Choc taws will each receive $30, and the 6,300 Chickasaws will each receive a like sum. The payment is exclusive of freed men. Ships Send Wireless 6,000 Miles. Vancouver, B. C. What is said to be a record for long distance wire less on the Pacific was established when the Merchants' Exchange her received a radio message giving the position of the Canadian Australian liner Makura, which was one day out of Auckland, N. Z., a distance of 6, 000 miles. Ask Reduction in Livestock Rate. WASHINGTON. Rates on livestock were held to be unreasonable from an economic standpoint, and a recom mendation was made to the Interstate Commerce Commission that the car riers make substantial reductions for the benefit of business In general. In a report made Thursday by Examiner Dlsque. Bandits Hold Up Mail Car. Houston, Texas. Three f masked bandits held np four railway mail" clerks in a mail car on the Houston & Texas Central "owl" train as It was being loaded In the Grand Central sta tion here and escaped with a regis tered bank package, a registered pouch and an ordinary mail pouch. White Population Increased. WASHINGTON. The white popula tion of Washington state Increased 19 per cent, between 1910 and 1020, while the negro population increased 13.6 per cent., the census bureau announced. Enumerators in 1920 reported 1,319.777 whites, 17,387 Japanese, 1,150 Fili pinos, Hawalians, Hindus and Koreans-Forelgn-born whites constituted 1S-4 per cent of the total population In 1920, as against 21.1 per cent. In 1910. Reducing Enlisted Army. WASHINGTON. Reduction of the enlisted strength of the army to 130.- 000 will be accomplished without changing the basic organization, and In a manner which will provide for a rapid expansion In time of emergency, it wns announced at the war depart ment. Fire Loss Heavy. OKLAHOMA CITY. Fire loss re sulting from the Tulsa race riot. May 31 and June 1, was placed at $1,500,000 a by the state fire marshal. Ford to Buy Nitrate Plant. WASHINGTON. Secretary Weeks announced that he would ask Congress for authority to accept a proposal by Henry Ford for acquiring the govern ment nitrate plant at Muscle Shoals, Ala., if the offer was found to be "sub stantial." The proposal, which was transmitted by Secretary Hoover, was on his desk, Mr. Weeks said, adding that he would begin the study of Its terms at once. Mr. Ford offers to bny the nitrate plant, equipment and lands for $5,000,000. Man "Without Country" Suicides. EL PASO. Thomas F. Gallagher, 43 years old, said to be a former lieuten ant in the United States army, died in the emergency hospital here from an overdoes of drugs. Early in the day Gallagher was deported from Juarez as an undesirable alien. A few hours later a policeman noticed the man staring over the railing of the Interna tional bridge. When the officer ap proached him Gallagher raised a rial to bis lips and swallowed the contents.