The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 30, 1912 Page: 6 of 8
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bout thatJiad been leaking badly, and
was almost full of water
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"What do you mean?" Inquired th*
owner of the boat.
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A HOT ONE.
Jonathan Crenshaw, a business nian .
stranger known as BlaJen. and Boo
Yancy. a farmer, when Hannibal Way , ( j
Hazard, a mysterious child or t 1
southern f;unily. makes \ ,s i
Yancy tells how he adopted the < y *
thanlel Ferris buys the Barmy.
Qulnlanls deny any knowli'-U <
boy Yancy to keep llannlbal ' «1"*" .
Murrell. a friend of the <Jul. tar;Is. ap
pears arid nks ''uestlnns ab"ut
ony Trouble at Scratch Hill. ■"
nlb.il Is kidnaped by Dave Bl' ■■ lk,.<
tain Murn-ll's agent. \'\n i up-h
Mount. gives him a thrashing an<i . lr„
the boy. Yancy appears beror* . ^
Balaam, and Is discharged mItn , lf
the plaintiff Betty M.ilroy a ffl(n I
the Kerrlses. has an enc.inter wU ^<>n
tain Murrell. who f"r.'es hts •' . rr,„^.,,n
her. and is rescued by Bruce 1 arriiiK „
Betty sets >ut for her Tenners „ uli,y
Carrlngton takes the same stiMurrell "u
and Hannibal disappear, with Murr
their trail, llannlbal irrlves '« the h.in
, of Judge Slorum Price Th . .,1,1
niles In the boy. t he grandson >r ,
time friend Murrell arrives at •"l(,aK.ua
I home. Cavendish family on ran
v in. v whi) Ih apparently ««• i " _
breaks' jail. Hetty andCarrlnK^n ^
at Belle l'loln Hannibal s f Han
some Startling things to the Judge mi
1 nlbal and Hetty in
. "What am l to do without you?
• Now. what do you wish U) say - ^ vo,(,e wag almost a whisper,
me?" he asked m ,hin|? y()U have done?
iDetty'9 -r r b-,,,,g wllh
- Well, you won't get It!" respond sickening terob^. ^ glle
e(1 Norton f fh„ men moaned "Now I am going to be mar
In the same Instant one of the men moaneo ] ^ t() meet btm at
n Ned his list and struck the yout ^ [jank chur(,b at ten
planter In the back of the neck. i
You cur!" cried Norton, as he o clo ^ ( g(ye you up?.. 8ftld,
wheeled on him. [(U yotce hoarse with emotion lie
"Damn him—let blm ha^ve lt^ I ^ ^ ^ ;rom him alm08t roughly, and
, ,„Q ' foi. leaning against the trunk of a tree
It was mid afternoon of the day
lowing before Betty heard of the at
tack on Norton She ordered her
horse saddled and was soon out on
the river road with a groom in her
wake Betty never drew rein until
she reached Thicket Point. As she
galloped Into the yard Bruce Carriug-
ton came from the house.
"How Is Mr Norton?" she asked,
extending her hand.
"The doctor says he'll be up and 1
about Inside of a week. If you'll wait
I'll tell him you are here."
Carrlngton passed on Into the
"•the" judge Han- | h He entered the room where
.gain Murrell ar-
■AC K AC HI AND ACHINO JOINT*.
Tog«th«r T ll of W*ak or OI«ort«rH
Much pain that masks as rheum*.
tlsm Is due to weak kidneys to their
failure to drive off uric acid thorough-
ly When you suffer achy, bad Joint*.
-Every Picture backache, tOO, With
gome kidney dlsoi^
ders, get Doan's
Kidney Pills, which
have cured thou-
John T. Scant-
Colo., says: "I was
confined to bed
so helpless, I had
to be fed. My back
ached acutely and
broke my rest. Nothing helped un-
til I used Doan's Kidney PHI. and
they did me a world of good. I have
For two or three days bands of armed
men scoured the woods and roa s.
and then this activity quite unpro- , lneJr alu mo
ductive of any tangible results ceased, j mlssed^day e-r^ Romenv
ber the Name—DOAN'9." 60c all stored
Foster-MUburn Co., Buffalo. N. Y.
a i?al 11 niu 1 c "
Is playing for big j Norton lay
stakes. Yancy awan.-, " '....V*
less sleep on board the raft. Ju«K-- -
makes Mtartllng discoveries In 1 VOung
land titles. Charley Nortonyjn*
planter, who assists the Jiidg . C}ir.
teriously assaulte<i. Norton niarry
rlngton that Hetty has promised to ma
The stranger, his business conclud-
from 'long ' Miss Malroy Is here." he said
cried Chariey weakly. "Just toss my
clothes into the closet and draw up
a chair . . . There—thank you,
Bruce—let her come along in now.
And as Carrlngton quitted the room,
iuu- Norton drew himself up on the pU-
.1 ho t 'in'l I lows and faced the door. "This Is
ed, swung about ®endlng | worth several beatings. Betty!' he
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quitted the office.
above his desk, was making an entry
In one of his ledgers. The Judge shuf-
fled to his side
"Who was that man?" ho askea |
thickly, resting a shaking hand on
the clerk's arm. |
"That?—Oh, that was Colonel 1'en- j
tress I was Just telling you about.'
"Has he always lived here?"
"No; he came into the county about |
ten years ago. and bought a place >
called The Oaks."
"Has he—a family?" The Judge ap-
j peared to be having difficulty with
"Not that anybody knows of. Some
gay he's a widower, others again say
he's an old bachelor; but he don't
,av nothing The colonel's got his
friends, to be sure, but he don t mix
much with llie real quality One of
his particular intimates is a gentle-
man by the name of Murrell
The Judge nodded
"I've met him," he said briefly.
Acting on a sudden Impulse, the i
Judge muttered something about re-
turning later, and hastily quitted the
In the hull the Judge's steps dragged
and Ills head was bowed. He was
busy with his memories. Then pas
elon shook him.
i "Damn him—may God for ever (
damn him!" he cried under bis
breath. 1n a fierce whisper
They finished supper, the dishes
were cleared away and the caudles
lighted, When the Judge produced a
mysterious leather covered case. This
he opened, and Mahaffy and llannlbal
saw that it held a handsome pair of
"Where did you get em, Judge.'
Oh, ain't they beautiful!" cried Han-
nibal, circling about the table In his
•My dear lad, they were purchased
only a few hours ago," said the Judge
quietly, as he began to load them.
exclaimed as she appeared.
He bent to kiss the hand she gave
him, but groaned with the exertion.
'I nen he looked up into her face and
saw her eyes swimming with tears.
"What—tears?" and be was much
the horses, Betty," said
"It's a perfect outrage!" Hetty
paused irresolutely. "Charley
"Can't you be happy without me7
"No " ucuoot
"But you don't try to be!" I 7'rifle. The shock of the but
"No use In my making any such | i^ tho voling feii0w staggering
foolish effort, I'd be doomed to tall-
He looked up yearningly into her
face and yielding to a sudden im-
pulse, she stooped and kissed him on
the forehead, then she tied from the
Charley—1 really must
UULII'" v ° ...
.natters were allowed to rest with the
constituted authorities, namely Mr.
Betts, the sheriff, and his deputies.
No private citizen had shown
greater zeal than Judge Slocum Price, j
One morning he round under his door
a folded paper;
"You talk too much. Shut up, or j
you'll go where Norton went."
A few moments later he burst in (
on Mr. Saul.
"Glance at that, my friend he |
cried, as he tossed the paper on the |
Clerk's desk. "What do you make of
"Well, I'd keep still."
The Judge laughed derisively as he |
bowed himself out.
He established himself In his of- j
Hce He bad scarcely done so when .
Mr Betts knocked at the door. I he
sheriff came direct from Mr. Saul and
arrived out of breath, but the letter |
was not mentioned by the Judge He
spoke of the crops, the chance of |
rain and the Intricacies of county
politics. The sheriff withdrew mysti-
fied. wondering why it was he had;
not felt at liberty to broach the sub- i
Ject which was uppermost in his j
His plaoe was taken by Mr Pegloe
and on the heels of the tavern-keeper |
came Mr Bowen. Judge Price re-
ceived them with condescension, but
b tck of the condescension was an air
of reserve that did not invite ques- j
tions. The judge discussed the exten- I
sion of the national roads with Mr.
Pegloe, and the religion of the Per-
sian fire-worshipers with Mr. Bowen;
he permited never a pause and they
retired as the sheriff had done with-
out sight of the letter
The judge's office became a per-
fect Mecca for the idle and the curi-
ous, and While he overflowed with
high-bred courtesy he had never
seemed so unapproachable—never so
remote from matters of local and con-
!)eOtrtsentathe"iy0ungB fellow staggerlnx j 'emimrj interest let.
hack among the mossy and myrtle- Why don t you
For a moment no one grasped what
had happened, only there was Norton
who seemed to grope strangely among
the graves. He had fallen now. Even
AS LONG A3 IT WAS WINE.
burled hU race In his hands. Betty
watched him for a moment in
it's good by—" he muttered.
She went to htm, and, as he bent
I above her. slipped her arms about his
'Kiss me—" she breathed.
He kissed her hair, her soft cheek,
j then their lips inet. <
Another hot September sun was
beating upon the earth as Betty gal-
loped down the lane and swung her
horse's bead in the direction of Ita-
leigh She would keep her promise
to Charley and he should never know
what his happiness had cost her.
Norton Jolnld her before she had
covered a third of the distance that
separated the two plantations.
"We are to go to the church. Mr.
Bowen will be there; 1 arranged with
I him last night; he will drive over
with his wife and daughter, who will
| be our witnesses, dear."
Afterward Betty could remember
! standing before the church in the
fierce morning light; she heard Mr.
! Bowen's voice, she heard Charley s
voice she heard another voice—her
; own. though She scarcely recognized
He had reached the edge or the
oaks when from the silent depths of
the denser woods came the sharp re-
ter'""demanded Mr Mahaffy, when,
they were alone. "Can't you see they
are suffering for a sight of it?"
"All in good time, Solomon." He
became thoughtful "Solomon, I am
the graves. He had fallen now. eve offering a reward for any
as the shadows deepened he was aware rn..,tlnn ,hat will lead to the dls-
that Betty was coming swiftly toward j correspond-
hl™rm Shot-" he said, speaking with ent," he at length observed with a
"You should not look upon de wln
when It am red."
"Well, I's not particular about 6m
color, parson "
To stay young or to -row young, 0 rfl«^
trn cun help. It rejuvenates both In looks
"Has that prison a laundry?"
"Certainly. Don't they have to wash
and Iron the convicts?"
Everybody Doing It!
Doing What ?
tlneVy casual air.
if the idea had
At the Church Door.
Tom found Belty at supper
"You were over to see Norton,
weren't you, Bet? How did you and
"The doctor says he will soon be s
Hetty I wish you wouldn t go
there n gain-that a a good girl!" he
s ili1 tactfully, and as he conceived it,
affectionately. Betty glanced up
"Why, Tom, why shouldn t 1 t o
"It might set people gossiping, l
reckon there's been pretty near
enough talk about you and Charley
Norton." The planter's tone was con-
dilatory in the extreme, he dared not
risk a break by any open show or
'•You needn't distress yourself, lorn
I don't know that I shall go there
again," said Betty Indifferently.
At Thicket Point Charley Norton,
greatly excited, hobbled Into the II-
brary In search of Carrlngton. He j
found him reading by the open win-
dow , ...t.
"Look here, Bruce!" he cried. its
settled; she's going to marry me.
Norton hail ridden down to Belle
plain ostensibly to view certain ol
those improvements that went so ft.e
toward embittering Tom Ware's ex
istence. i seiueu, °~
"Do you think Belle Plain Is war I 0an.t you wish me Joy!
going to look as it did, Charley? -as Carrlngton held out bis hand,
wo remember it when we were cbtl- ..you are not going to take y
dren?" asked Betty. j risks now, you have too much t j
"Why of course, it Is, dear, pou are j [or " be said haltingly
doing wonders'" i "No, I'm to keep away from Be e
Ware stalked toward thetn. Hav- , p^m," said Norton happily. sne til-
ing dined with Betty as recently as slRtg 0n that. Everything Is to be
the day before, he contented himself kp[lt a secret until we are actu >
! with a nod In her direction. His i married: it's her wish—"
greeting to Norton was a more am-1 jf9 to be soon, th
"1 understand you've a new over- i
"Then you understand wrong Car- I
rlngton's my guest," said Norton
"lie's talking of putting In a crop tor
himself next season, so he's willing
to help me make mine."
"(3otng to turn farmer, U he?"
"So ho says." Norton was extreme-
ly disappointed when the planter
manifested a disposition to play the
host and returned to the house with
them, where his presence was such
a hardship that Norton shortly took
j Issuing from the lane he turned his
| face In the direction of home. He
was within two miles of Thicket Point
when, passing a turn In the road, he
asked, still haltingly.
There was a brief silence. Carrlng-
ton, with face averted, looked from
•'I am going to stay here as long as
you need me," he presently said.
Miss Malroy asked me to, and then
I'am going back to the river, where l
belong" . . •
Betty ate supper with big Steve
standing behind her chair and little
Steve balancing hlmseir first on one
foot and then on the other near the
(1°The long French windows, their
; curtains drawn, stood open. Sho
wandered down to the terrace. There
,aB the sound of a step on the path.
It was Carrlngton who
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■Charley—Charley!" She Moaned.
■ „„nno,i iii«t occurred to him, and had not
gathering him to her breast.
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found bimBeif confronted by three stood ^ word he 6lepped to her
men One of them seiied his horse | k h hand9 rather rough-
by the bit. Norton had uot even a side and took ner nan
riding whip. ^
He looked up Into her face,
■lfs all over—" he said, but as
much in wonder as In tear. But
knew you could come to me
he added In a whisper
She felt a shudder pass through
him He did not speak again.
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