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THE ALAMANCE GLEANER.
A ROMANCE OF THE BORDER-.
"THE LIGHTOF WESTERN
COfYIUOHT. ir MAJtKH AND MOTHUS ■£>' A t
What a contrast, Duane thought, the
calm evening of that day presented to
the ptate of Bis soul 1 This third fac
ing of a desperate man had thrown
him off his balance. It had not been
fatal, but it threatened so much.
Despair hud seized upon him and was
driving "him Into a reckless mood when
lie thought of Jenule.
He had forgotten her. He had for
gotten that h%. had promised to save
her. He had forgotten thnt he meant
to snuff out as many lives as might
stand between her and freedom. The
very remembrance sheered off his
morbid Introspection. She made a
difference. How strange for him to
realize that! He felt grateful to her.
He had been forced Into outlawry; she
had been stolen from her people and
curried Into captivity. They had met
In the river fastness, he to Instill hope
Into her despairing life, she to be the
means, perhaps, of keeping him from
sinking to the level of her captors. He
became conscious of a strong and beat
ing desire to see her, talk with her.
These thoughts had run through his
mind while on to Mrs. Bland's
house. He had let Euchre go on .ahead
because he wanted more time to com
pose himself. Darkness hfid about set
In when he reached his destination.
There was no light In the house. Mrs.
Bland was waiting for him on the
She embraced him, and the sudden,
violent, unfamiliar contact sent such a
Shock through him that he all but
forgot the deep game he was playing.
She, however. In her agitation did not
notice his shrinking. From her em
brace and the tender, Incoherent words
that flowed with It he gathered that
Euchre had acquainted her of his ac
tion with Black.
"He might huve killed you I" she
whispered, more clearly ; und If Dunne
had ever heard love In a volco he
hpard it then. It softened him. It
was easy, even pleasant, to kiss Her;
but Duaue resolved that, whatever her
abandonment might become, he would
not go further than the lie she made
"Buck, you love me?" she wtdspered.
"Yes—yes," he burst out, eager to
get It over, and even ns he spoke he
eauglit the pule glenm of Jenn'e's face
through the window. 1(6 felt a shame
he was glad she could not see.
The moon had risen over the eastern
bulge of dark mountain, and cow the
valley was flooded with mellow light,
and shadows of cottonwoods Wavered
against the silver.
Suddenly the cllp-clop, cllp-clop of
hoofs caused Duane to raise his head
and listen. Horses were coming down
the road from the head of the valley.
The hour was unusual for riders to
come In. Presently the narrow, moon
lit lane was crossed at Its far end by
black moving objects. Two horses
"It's Bland!" whispered the woman,
grasping Dunne with shaking hands.
"Yon must run I No, he'd see yon.
That'd be worse. It's Bland 1 I know
his horse's trot."
Then she drugged Duane to the door,
pushed hint In.
"Euchre, come out with me! Duane,
you stay with ttie girl I I'll tell Bland
you're in love with her. Jen, If you
glvo us awa.v I'll wring your neck."
The swift action and fierce whisper
told Duane that Mrs. Bland was her
self again. Duane stepped close to
Jennie, who ttood near the window.
Neither spoke, but her hands were
outstretched to meet his own. They
were small, trembling hands, cold as
lee. He held them close, trying to
convey what he felt —that he would
protect her. She leaned against him,
nnd they looked out of the window.
Duane saw the riders dismount down
the lane and wearily come forward. A
boy led away the horses. Euchre, the
old fox, was talking loud and with
remarkable ease, considering what he
claimed his natural cowardice.
The approaching outlaws, hearing
voices, hnlted a rod or so from the
porch. Then Mrs. Bland uttered an
exclamation, ostensibly meant to ex
press surprise, and hurried out to meet
them. She greeted her husband warm
ly and gave welcome to the other man.
Dnane could not see well enough In
the shadow to recognize Bland's com
panion, but he believed It was Allo
"Dog-tired we are and starved," said
Bland, heavily. "Who's here with
"That's Euchre on the porch. Duane
Is Inside at the window with Jen,"
replied Mrs. Bland.
"Duane!" ho exclaimed. Then he
whispered low—something Duane
could not catch.
"Why, I asked him to come," Bald
the chiefs wife. She spoke easily and
naturally and made no change in tone.
"Jen has been ailing. She gets thin
ner and whiter every day. Duane
came here one day with Euchre, saw
Jen, and went looney over her pretty
face, same as all you men. So I let
Bland cursed low and deep under his
breath. The older man made a violent
action of some kind and apparently
was quieted by a restraining hand.
Then he led the way to the porch,
his spurs clinking, the weapons he was
carrying rattling, arid he flopped down
on a bench.
"How are yon, boss?" asked Euchre.
"Hello, old man. I'm well, but all
GRAHAM, N. C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 4,
Allowny slowly walked on to Ihe
porch nnd leaned ngnlnst the rnll. Ho
answered Euchre's greeting with a
nod. Then he stood thcte a dark,
Mrs. Blnnd's full voice In
questioning had a tendency to ease t)le
situation. Bland replied briefly to Ifet
reporting a remarkably successful trip/"
Duane thought It was time to show
himself. H5 had a feeling that Bland
and Alloway would let him Ed for the
moment. They were plainly non
plused, and Alloway seemed sullen,
"Jennie," whispered Duane, "thnt
was clever of Mrs. Bland. We'll keep
up the deception. Any day now be
She pressed close to him, and a
barely audible "Ilurry I" came breath
ing Into his ear.
"Good night, Jennie," he said, aloud.
"H*>pe you feel better to-morrow."
Then he stepped out Into the moon
light and spoke. Bland returned the
greeting, and, though he was not
amiable, he did not show resentment.
"Met Jasper as I rode in," said
Bland, presently. "He told me you
made Bill Black inad, and there's liable
to be a fight. What did you go off the
Duane explained the Incident. "I'm
sorry I happened to be there," he went
on. "It wasn't my business."
"Scurvy trick that 'd been," mut
tered Bland. "You did right. All the
same, Duane, I want you to stop
quarreling with my men. If you were
one of us —that'd be different. I can't
keep my men from fighting. But I'm
not called on to let an outsider hang
around my camp and plug my rus
"I guess I'll have to be hitting the
trail for somewhere," said Duane.
"Why not Join my band? . You've
.got » bad start already, Dunne, nnd If
I know Jhls border you'll never be a
respectable citizen again. You're a
born killer." I
"But I'm no gun-fighter," protested
Dunne. "Circumstances made me—"
"No doubt," Interrupted Bland, with
a laugh. "Circumstances made me a
rustler. You don't know yourself.
You're young; you've got a temper;
yov father was one of the most,
dmigerous men Texas ever had. tt
don't see uny other career for youN
Instead of going it alone—a lone wolf,
ns the Tpxstns say—why not make
friends with other outlaws? You'll
Euchre squirmed In his seat.
"Boss, I've been givln' the boy eg
zactly thet same line of talk. An' he'd
be « grand feller fer the gang. I've
seen Wild BIU Hlckok throw a gun,
an' Billy the Kid, an' llnrdlnA an'
Chess here—all the fastest men on the
border. An' with apologies to present
company, I'm here to .say Duane has
them all skinned. Ills draw is differ
ent. You can't see liow he does It."
Euchre's admiring praise served to
create an effective little silence. Allo
way shifted uneasily on his feet, his
spurs Jangling faintly, and did not lift
his head. Blifrid seeineththoughtful.
"Thtit's about Ihe only qualification
I have to make me eligible for your
band," said Duane, easily.
"It's good enough," replied Bland,
shortly. "Will you consider the Idea?"
"I'll think It over. Good night."
He left the group, followed by
Euchro. When Ihey reached the end
of the lane, and before they had ex
changed 8 word. Bland called Euchre
back. Duane proceeded slowly along
the moonlit road fo the cabin nnd sat
down under the cottonwoods to wait
for Euchre. As he sat there with a
foreboding of more anil darker work
ahead of him there was yet s strange
sweetness left to him, and It lay In
thought of Jennie. The pressure of
her cold little hands lingered In Ills.
He did not think of her as a woman,
and he did not analyze his feelings.
He Just had vague, dreamy thoughts
and imaginations that were inter
spersed in the constant and stern re
volving of plans to suve .ber.
A shuffling step roused him. Euchre'#
dark figure came crossing the moon
light grass under the cottonwoods.
The moment the outlaw reached him
Duane saw that he was laboring under
great excitement. It scarcely affected
Dunne. He seamed to be acquiring
patience, calmness, strength.
"Bland kept you pretty long," he
"Walt till I git my breath," replied
Euchre. He sat silent a little while,
funning himself with a soriibr*o,
though the night was cool, and then
he went Into the cabin to return
presently with a lighted pipe.
"Fine night," he said; and his tone
further acquainted Duane- with
Euchre's quaint humor. "Fine night
for love-affnlrs, by gum!"
"I'd noticed that," rejoined Duane,
"Buck, listen to this here yarn.
When I got back to the porch I seen i
Bland. Asked me some questions right
from the shonldOT. I was ready for
them, an' I swore the moon was green
cbeese. He was «atlsfled. Bland al
ways trusted me, an' liked me, too, I
reckon. I hated to lie black thet way.
But he's a hard man with bad Inten
tions toward Jennie, an' I'd double
cross him any day.
"Then he went Into the house. Jen
nie had gone to her little room, an'
Bland called her to come out. 'lti n,
Buck, his next move was some sur
prlsln'. 'He deliberately throwed a yi?
on Kate. Yes sir, he "pointed his big
blue Colt right at her, nn' he says:
"'l've a mind to blow out your
" 'Go ahead,' says Kate, cool as could
'"You lied to me,' he roars.
"Kate laughed In his face. Rlnnd
slammed the gun down an' made a
grah for her. lie choked her till 1
thought she was strangled. Alloway
made him stop. She flopped down on
the bed an' gasped fer a while.
"Then he went In an' dragged poor
Jen out. An' when I seen Blnnd twist
her—hurt her—l had a queer hot feel
in' deep down in me. an' fer the only
time In my life I wlshefl I wna a gun
"Wal, Jen was whiter 'n a sheet, an'
her eyes were big and stary, hilt she
had nerve. Fust time I ever seen her
" 'Jennie,' he said, 'my wife said
Duane came here to see you. I believe
she's lyln'. I think she's been carry
in' on with him, an' I want to know.
If she's been an' you tell me the truth
I'll let you go. J'll send you to Hunts
vllle, where yon can communicate
with your friends. I'll give you
"Thet must hev been a hell of a
mlpnlt fer Knte Bland. If ever I seen
death In a man's eye I seen It In
Bland's. He loves her. Thet's the
strange part of It.
" 'Has Duane been eomln' here to
see my wife?' Bland asked, lleree
" 'No,' said Jennie.
'"He has fallen In love with you?
Kate said thet.'
"*l—l'm not—l don't know—he
hasn't told me.'
"'But you're In love with him?'
"'Yes,' she said; an', Buck, If you
only could hnve seen her! She throw
ed up her head, an' her eyes were full
of fire. Bland seemed dazed at sight
of her. An' Alloway, why, thet little
skunk of nn outlaw cried right out.
He was hit plumb center, lie's In
love with Jen. An' the look of her
then was enough to mnke any feller
quit. He Jest slunk out of the room.
I told you, mebbe, thet he'd been try-
In' to git Blnnd to marry Jen to him.
So even a tough like Allowny can love
a woman I
"Blnnd stamped up on' down the
room. He sure was dyln' haul.
"'Jennie,' he said, once more turnln'
to he'-. You swear In fear of your
life thet yon're tellln' truth. Kate's
not In love with Dnsne? She's let him
come to see you? There'!) been nuthtn
"'No. I swear,' tii.swered Jennie;
an' Bland sat devn like a man licked.
"'Go to bed, you white-faced—'
Ulund choked on some word or other
—a bad one, I reckon —an' lie positive
ly shook in his chair.
"Jennie went then, an' Kate began
to have hysterics. An' your Uncle
Euchre ducked his nut otit of the door
au' come home."
Both men were awake early, silent
, with the premonition of trouble atfead,
thoughtful of the fact that the time
for the long-planned action was at
"Buck, the sooner the better, now,"
Euchre finally declared, with a glint
In his eye. "The more time we use up
now the less surprised Bland 'II be."
"I'm ready when yoti are," replied
Duane, quietly, and he rose from the
"Wal, saddle up, then." went on
Euchre, grulliy. "Tie ou them two
packs I made, one ft r each saddle.
You can't tell—mchbe either boss will
be carryln' double. It's good they're
both big. strong bosses. Guess thet
wasn't a wise move >f your Uncle
Kurilr^j(- : -hrlmiln' in y4l r bosses an'
liavln' them ready?"
"Kuchre, 1 hope you're not going to
get In bad here. I'm afraid you are.
Let me do the rest now," said Duane.
The Wtl outlaw eyed lilrti sarcasti
"Thet 'd he turrible now, wouldn't
It? If you want to know, why I'm
irr bad already. I didn't tell you thet
Alloway called rne last night, lie's
get till wise pretty quick."
"Euchre, you're going with me?"
queried Dunne, suddenly divining the
' Wal. I reckon. Either to hell or
safe over the mountain! Now, liti'k,
you do -some hyrd flggerin' while I go
nosln round. It's pretty early, which
's all the better."
Knclire put on his sombrero, and as
he went out Duane saw that lie wore
a gun-und-cartridge bell. It was the
first tune Duane had ever seen the
Duane packed his fe\V belongings
Into his saddle-bags, and then carried
the saddles out of the corral. The
hour had arrived, and lie was ready.
Time passed slowly. Finally he
heard the shuffle of Euchre's boots
on the laird path. The sound was
quicker than usual.
When Euchre came around the
corner of the cabin Duane was not so
astounded as lie was ci>ncerri*fl to see
the outlaw white and shaking. Sweat
dripped from him. lie bad a wild look.
"I.lick ours—so--fur, Buck !" he
"You don't look It," replied Duane.
"I'm turrible slrk, .Test killed a man.
Fust one I ever killed!"
"Who?" asked Dunne, startled.
"Jackrabblt Benson. An' *l> k as I
nm. I'm gloryin' In It. I went nosln'
round up the road. Saw Allyway gain'
Into Deger's, He's thl«-k with the
Ilegers. Beckon lie's nskln' questions.
Anyway, I was sure glad to s..> him
away from Bland's. An' he didn't see
nn 1 . When I dropped Into Benson's
there wasn't nobody there but Jarit
rabbit an' som*. greasers be was start-
In' to work. Benson never had no use
fer tin-. Jtn' In- up an' sald-he wouldn't
give a fwo-hlt piece fer my life. I
asked him why.
"'You're dnnble-crossln' the boss an'
Che«s,' be Bald.
' "Jack, what 'd you (Jive fer your
own life?' I asked him.
"lie straightened ur. surprised an'
tneau-lookin'. An' 1 let him have It,
plnirih renter! II" viltrd. an' the]
greasers nirfc 1 reckon I II never sleep j
agnln. But I bad to do It."
Dunne asked If the shot had attract
ed any attention outside.
"1 didn't see anybody but the greas
ers. an' I sure looked sharp. Comin'
back I cut acrosa through the cotton
' | woods past Bland's cabin plumb Into
I lteppo. nn' when I Inquired of his boss
j he said Blnnd had been up all night
' fightlu' with the Senorn. We're pretty
"It seems so. Well, I'm going," said
"I.ueky! I should smile! Bland's
been up all night after a most draggln'
| ride home, lle'll he fagged out this
mornin', sleepy, sore, an' he won't bo
oxpectin' hell before breakfast. You'll
have to kill him, an' It 'd save time
| to go for your gun on sight. Might be
i wise, too, fer It's likely he'll do thet
"How about the horses?"
"I'll fetch them an' come along about
two tnlnnlts behind you. Once on
them horses, we can ride out of cntnp
before Alloway or anybody else gits
| Into action. Jennie ain't much heavier
'n a rabbit. Thet big black will carry
"Buck, a Inst word —look out fer
thet Blnnd wontnnl"
Duane merely nodded, and then, say
ing thnt the horses were ready, he
strode away through the grove.
No outlaws were In sight. He saw
several Mexican herders with cattle.
Blue columns of smoke cqrlod up over
some of the cabins. TliSi>»igrnnt smell
of It reminded Duane of his home
and cutting wood for the stove. He
noted a cloud of creamy mist rising
above the river,"dissolving In the sun
Thoq be entered Blnnd's lane.
While yet some distance from the
cabin lie heard loud, angry voices of
man and' woman. Bland nnd Kate
still quarreling! He took u qulek sur
vey of the surroundings. There was
not even a Mexican In sight. Then he
hurried a little. Halfway down the
lane l«9 turned his head to peer
through the cottonwoods. This time
he saw Euchre coming with the horses.
There was no Indication that the old
outlaw might lose bis nerve at the end.
Dunne had feared this.
Duane now changed his walk to a
leisurely saunter. lie reached the
pjn-ch and then distinguished what was
said Inside the cabin.
"If yon do. Bland, by Heaven I'll
fix you and her!" That was panted
out In Kate Bland's full voice.
"I.et tne loose! I'm going in there,
I tell you!" replied Blund, hoarsely.
."No! no! I won't lot you. You'll
choke the—truth out of her—you'll
"The truth !" hissed Bland.
; "Yes. I lied. But she lied to save
, me. You needn't—murder her—for
Bland cursed horribly. Then follow
ed a wrestling sound of bodies ill vio
lent straining contact —the scrape of
! feet—the Jangle of spurs—a crash of
, sliding tuble or chair, and then the
• cry of a woman In pain.
Duane stepped Into the open door,
Inside the room. Kate Bland lay
half across n table whore she had been
filing, anil she was trying to get to
her feet. Bland's back was turned.
He had opened the door Into Jennie's
room nnd had one foot across the
threshold. Duane caught the girl's
low, shuddering ('ry. Then he called
out loud and clear.
Willi cat-like swiftness Blnnd wheel
ed. then froze on the threshold. His
sight, quick ns his action, caught
Dunne's menacing, unmistakable posi
Bland's big frame filled the dooa
He was In a bnd place to reach for
Ills gun. But he would not have time
for a step. Dunne read In his eyes the
deijpcrnlo calculation of chances. For
a Heeling Instant Bland shifted his
glance to his wife. Then Ills whole
body seemed to vibrate with the swing
of lils itrm.
Duane shot him. He fell forward,
Ills gun exploding ns It hit into -the
floor, and dropped loose from stretch
ing fingers. Duane St Of Ml over him,
stooped t*o turn him on his back.
Bland looked up with clouded gaze,
then gasped his last.
"Dunne, you've kllli-d him!" cried
Kate Bland, huskily. "I knew you'd
She staggered against the wall, her
eyes dilating, lor strong hands clench
ing. her face slowly whitening. She
appeared shocked, half stunned, but
showed no grief.
"Jennie!" called Duane, sharply.
"V>me out. Hurry!"
She came out with uneven steps,
seeing only liltn. and she stumbled over
i Bland's body. Duane caught her arm,
swung her behind him. lie feared the
I woman wln-n she realized bow she had
j been duped. Ills action was protee
| live, and his movement toward the
j door equally as significant.
I "Duane!" cried Mrs. Bland.
II was no time to talk. Dunne edged
I on. keeping Jennie behind him. At
that moment there was a pounding of
Iron-shod hoofs out In the lane. Kate
Bland bounded to the door. When she
| turned ha'k her amazement was
changing to realization.
"Where 're you taking Jen?" she
cried, her voice like a man's.
"Ilet out of my way," replied Duane.
ills look perhaps, without speech, was
enough for her, In an Instant she was
transformed into a fury.
"You hound! All the time you were
finding aie! You made love to me!
You'll never leave here alive. Give ine
that girl! I,ct nn— get at her! She'll
never win any more men in this camp."
"Help! help! help!" she shrieked. In
a voice that must have penetrated to
the remotest cabin In the valley,
Suddenly i-he snatched a rifle off the
wall -and backed away, her strong
hands fumbling at the lever. And she
Jerked It down, throwing a shell Into
the Chamber lilid cocking the weapon.
Duane leaped n[H»n Iter. He struck up
the rifle as It went off, the powder
burning bis face.
I "Jennie, run out! Get on a horse !"
i he said.
Jennie flashed out or the door.
Willi an iron grasp Duane held fo
A dispatch from ('openhajjen re- j
ports that a Finnish steamer, with
j a regiment of Hussian artillery ana
! 1,000 horses aboard, siruck a mine
and was sunk. Only SO of tho»t»
| aboard were saved. I
"Kate, Let Gol"
the rlflo-bnrrel. lie had graspi'd it j
with his left hand, nnd he gnv«» such
a pull thnt he swung the crazed wo
man oiT the floor. Hut he could not
loose h«»r grip. She wns UH strong as
"Knte! * Let go!"
He tr«.'d to Intimldute her. She did
not iwe his gun thrust In her fu?e, or
reasoa l»nd given way to such an
extent to pnsMion thnt she'dld not cnr*.
Sho cursed. Her IniNlnind hud used
the same curses, and from her Hps
they seemed strange, unsexed, more
deadly. Like 11 tigress she fought him;
her face no longer resembled a wo
He heard a cry from outside—a
man's cry, hoarse und nlnrinlng.
It made him think of loss of time.
This demon of a woman wight yet
block his pla^i.
his lips stiff. In the grlmness of that
Instant he relaxed his the
With sudden, redoubled, irresistible
stnJftgth she wrenched the rifle down
nnd discharged It. Dunne felt n blow
—a shock—a burning agony tearing
through bis breiist. Then In a frenzy
he Jerked so powerfully upon tin* rifle
thnt he threw the woninn ngnlnst the
wnll. She fell nnd seemed stunned.
Dunne lenped buck, whirled, flew
out of the door ort the porch. The
shnrp crncklng of n gun hnlted him.
He snw Jennie holding to the bridle
of his liny horse. Euchre wns nstrlde
the other, nnd he hnd a Colt leveled,
nnd he wns firing down the lime. Then
came a single shot, heavier, and
Kuchre's ceased. He fell from the
A swift glnnce bnck showed to Dunne
n man coining down the lime. Chess
Allowny! His gun wns smoking. He
broke Into n run. Then In nn Inrttnnt
be snw Dunne, nnd tried to check his
pace as he swung VP his nrtn. Hut
thnt slight pause was fntnl. Dunne
shot, mwl Allowny wns fulling when bis
gun went off. His bullet whistled
-lose to Dunne nnd thudded Into the
Dunne bounded down to the horses.
Jennie was trying to hold the plunging
hay. Euchre lay flat on his back,
dead, a bullet-hole In bis shirt, bis
face set hard, and bis bunds twisted
round gun nnd bridle.
"Jennie, you'v nerve, all right !"
cried Dunne, as tie dragged down the
horse she was holding. "Up with you
now! There! Never 'mind—Jong
stirrups! Hsrig on somehow !"
He caught bis bridle out of
clutching grip and leaped'astride. The
frightened horses Jumped Into a run
and thundered down the lane Into the
road. Duane saw men running from
cabins. H«- heard shouts. But there
were no xh'Hs fired. Jennie seemed
able to stay on her horse, but without
stirrups she was thrown about so much
that Dnane r»de closer and p'nrhed
out to gnisfi her nrrn.
Thus they rodi» through the vnlley
to the trnll that led up over the steep
and broken Him Hoek. As they be
gun to clltnh Duane looked bnek. No
pursuers were Iri sight.
"Jennie, we're going to get away!"
be cried, exultation for her. In his
Hh» wns gn7lng horror-stricken at
bis breast, ns In turning to look bnrk
be faced her.
"Oh. Dunne, your shlrf's nil blmsly !*•
she fnltered, pointing with trembling
With her words Dunne became
aware of two things—tin* hand be In
stinctively placed to hl» breast still
held bis gun. and he bad been shot
through the breast frifr enough down
to glv* bltn grave apprehension of bis j
They did not stop climbing while
Duane tore a scarf and made com
pr«'*«*". which he hound tightly over
bis wounds. Tb* fresh horsHi made
fast time np the rough trail. From
open places Dunne looked down. When |
they surmounted the nteep aseerit and I
stood on t'»p »f the Him Hock, with j
no sign* of pursuit down In the vnlley,
and with the wild broken fmtnes* I
before them. Dunn** turned to the girl j
and augured b« r that they now bad
every chance to e*cape.
"Hut—your—wound!" she fnltrred,
with dark, troubled
blood —dripping from your bock!"
"Jennie, I*ll take a lot of killing.*
Then be became slb-nt and attended 1
to the uneyeri trail. He was aware
presently that he had not come Into
Inland's camp by this route. Hut that |
did not mutter; any trail leading out j
beyond the Kim Rwk was safe enough.
What be wnnted was to get far away '
Into some wild re?r**nt where be eould j
bide till he reeover«*d from bis wound.
Ho be turned off on a trail that aje t
penr«fl seldom traveled.
S'Min after this move be became con- :
seio. i of a further thickening of lils
stones. He felt .able to hold on to bis
saddle for a while longer, but he was
fajllng. Then he he odght to J
advise Jennie, so In case she was left
alone she wpuld have some idea of
what to do. '
"Jennie, I'll give out soon," he said.
"No—l don't menn —what you think.
But I'll drop soon. My strength's go
ing. If I die—you ride bnck to the
main trail. Hide and rest by day.
Itlde at night. Thnt trail goes to
water. I believe you could get across
the Nueces, where some rancher will
take you In."
Dunne could not got the meaning of
her incoherent reply. He rode on, nnd
soon lie could not see the trnll or hear
his horse. Ho did not know whether
they traveled a mile or many times
that far. But he was conscious when ,
the horse stopped, nnd had a vague
sense of fulling and feeling Jennie's I
arms before all became dark to him. !
When consciousness returned he
found himself lying In a little hut of !
mosquito branches. It wns well built ,
nnd evidently some years old. Dutme
felt weak nnd had no desire to move.
Wlnjre was he, anyway? A strange,
Intangible sense of time,'distance, of
something far behind weighed upon
tilm. He thought lie beard a step and
listened, out he felt tired, and present
ly his eyes closed and he fell Into a
Awakening from this, he snw Jennie
sitting beside him. In some way she
seemed to have changed. When he '
spoke she gave 4 start und turned
eagerly to lilm.
"Dunne!" she cried.
"Ilello. llow 're you, Jennie, and
how am I?" he said, !1 idlng it a little
diOlcult to talk.
">li, I'm nil right," she replied.
"And you've come to—your wound's
healed; but you've been sick. Fever,
1 guess. 1 did nil I could."
Dunne saw now that the difference
In her was n whiteness und tightness
of skin, a hollownoss of rcye, a look
"Fever? How long huve we been
here?" he asked.
She took some pebbles from the
crown of his sombrero and counted
"Nine. Nine days," she answered.
"Nine days!" he exclaimed. Incredu
lously, But another look gt her as
sured him thnt she meant what she
"Blnnd's men didn't come along
"Have you slept any?"
"A little. Lately I couldn't keep
"I should think not. You've had a
time of It sitting here day and night
nursing me, watching for the outlaws.
Come, tell me all about It."
"There's nothing uiuch to tell," she
replied, simply. "We must have rid
den forty miles that day we got away.
You bled nil the time. Toward even
ing you lay on your horse's neck.
When we came to this place you fell
out of the saddle. I drugged you In
here nnd stopped your bleeding. 1
though you'd die that night. But In
the morning I hud a little hope. I
had forgotten the horses. But luckily
they didn't stray far. 1 caught them
uud kept them down In the gorge.
When your wounds closed nnd you be
gan to breathe stronger I thought you'd
get well quick. It was fever that put
you back. You raved a lot, nnd tliut
Worried me, because I couldn't slop
you. Anybody trailing us could have
lii-urd you a good ways. I don't know
whether I was scared most then or
whqn you were quiet, nud It was so
dark nnd lonely am. still all around.
Every day 1 put a stone In your hat."
"Jennie, you saved my life," sold
"I don't know. Maybe. I did all I
knew bow to do," she rvpllod. "You
saved mine—more than my life."
Their eyes met" In a long gaze, nnd
then their hands In a close clasp.
"Jennie, we're going to get away,"
he said, with gladness. "I'll be well
In n few days. You don't know how
strong I nm. We'll hide by day and
travel by night. 1 can get you across
"And then?" she asked.
"We'll llnd some honest rancher,"
"And then?" she persisted.
"Why." lie began, slowly, "that's ns
fsr ns my thoughts ever got. It wns
pretty hard, I tell you. to assure my
self so much. It means your safely.
You'll tell your story. You'll be sent
to some village or town and taken earo
of until a relative or friend Is notified."
"And you?" she Inquired In a strange
Duane kept silence.
"Whnt will you do?" she went on.
"Jennie, I'll go back to the brakes.
I daren't show my face among re
spect uMe people, I'm an outlaw."
•You won't go hack among these
terrible men? You, with your gentle
ness und sweetness—all that's good
alffiut you? Oh, Duane, don't —don't
"I can't go bnck to the outlaws, at
least not Blnnd's band. No, I'll go
alone. I'll lone-wolf It, as they say
on the border. Never mind about inc,
TO HE CONTINUED.
A splendidly equipped new roller
mill has Just been completed near
f Morganton, to replace the llcnderso'i
| Mill, which was swept away by tba
flood In July.
Durham's increase In population
within th» pan year Is officially esti-
I mated at 1,002, and the city proper
is now credited with 26.061 inhabi
The people of Kllerbe, and environs
have put up 125,000 for the establish
ment of the Ellerbe Knitting Mills,
which will begin operation as soon as
the buildings can be completed and
the machinery Installed.
Tho between Wake Fore«t
and Kaiiiolph;Macon College will be
held In Kalelgh Kanter Monday night
at the Academy of Music. Wake For-
V*t will defend the negative side o!
the question, "Ileeolved, That oui
Federal Constitution should be so
amended as to prohibit the manufac
ture and sale of intoxicating liquors,"
while the Virginians will uphold th«
affirmative side of the question.
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Sale of Valuable i-mm,
Under and by virtue of order
of the Superior Court of Alamance
County, made in the special' pro
ceeding entitled John K. ilolfman,
Administrator of Daniel Heck, de
ceased, petitioner against C. W.
Keck and others, respondents, the
same being No the Spe
cial Procedings -Docket of saia
Court, the undersigned commission
ers will on ■—
MONDAY, JAN UAH Y 22, 1»17,
at 2 o'clock p. m., at the court
iiouse door, in Oraham, N C., olter
lor sale to the highest bidder the
following tract of land :
Being one tract containing
seventeen acres, more or less, situ
ate on the south side ot the old
Salisbury road, lust east ot tue Aia
mance iialttie Ground; bounded on
the west by Mike Shoffner, on the
east and south by J. C. Kinney ana
C. W. Keck, and fronting on tne
Salisbury road, and being the home
place oI the late Daniel Keck, on
wnich is situate a dwelling and
out-houses. - -► ra
The above described tract of land
will be sold upon the following
terms, to-wit: Une-third in casn.
on day of sale, one-third to be paid
in four months, and the remaining -
one-third to be paid -in eignt
months from date of sale, deferred
payments to bear interest at six
per cent, per annum and the deed
to said property to be made upon
the payment of the full purchase
price for said land; and the said
purchaser may nay the entire pur
chase price on date of sale ana get
deed to said property.
This December IS, 1918
J. ft. HOFFMAN,
J. H. VERNON,
Vest Pocket Memo.,
For Sale At
Graham, N. C
e . .
Hampton Terrace Hotel, in North
Augusta, S. C„ was dsetroyed by
fire Sunday with a loss estimated at
$600,000. The building, "ft frama
structure of 300 rooms, burned rap
idly. Crossed wire's was believed
to have started the blaze. The hotel
was to have opened for the season