The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 28, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 31, 1917 Page: 2 of 10
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THE CLIPPER, HENNESSEY, OKLAHOMA
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"The Silver Horde" Etc.
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"Have you got lilin?'• have no International complications. |
It was Blaze Jones' voice which an- ( There Is n more practical side to the I
swered this time: "You bet!"
! Pulonm Jones was trembling now.
Sfte clunu' to Alalre, crying, thankfully :
j "It's the Hungers! The UaiiKers!"
; Then she broke awny and run out Into
j ihe moonlight, trailing her absurd tire-
arm after her.
mutter: If Don ltlcurdo Guzman met
his death In Mexico, there will be a
rigid investigation* 1 insure you."
I Evans agreed. "That's fulr! And
I'll make a bargain with you: you
keep still and so'U we. We never
aimed for this affair to get out, nny-
FGlLOWING DISCOVERY BY ED AUSTIN AND GENERAL
L0NG0RI0 THAT DAVE LAW AND BLAZE JONES ARE
RETURNING FROM MEXICO WITH GUZMAN'S BODY,
CLASHING FORCES GO TO THE RIVER—
PALOMA AND ALAIRE LOOK ON
SYNOPSIS- Mrs. Alalre Austin is the handsome young mistn-ss
of Las Palinas ranch In Ti \ns and La Keria ranch in Mexico. She dis-
likes her husband, who is a brutal, prollignte, lecherous drunkard, but
she feels a strong sympathy for Dnvl<l Law, state ranger, when she
discovers accidentally that he loves her hopelessly. There l* trouble
between Mexicans and Americans along the border. Law discovers
that Austin is leagued with American horse thieves un<UM \icun n 1 « K
among them Tad Lewis, who Is under suspicion. Law kills a horse
thief. When Law's friend, Ricardo Gusman, goes t. the Mexican side
to collect money due him, he is murdered by the Lewis gang la-cause
he can give Incriminating testimony against them. Law and Blaze
Jones go to the Mexican side to get Guzman's body secretly. Mrs.
Austin and Paloma Jones, Blaze's daughter, are preparing to give them
aid on their return to the American side when (Jen. Luis Longorio, an
odious ndmlrer of Mrs. Austin, comes to call. 1M Austin and Longorio
learn of the Jones Law expedition. Tad Lewis Is w arned and his gang
and Lotigorlo's meet at the river to kill the friends of Guzman.
"Now, boy V1 th* Ranger captain was how. I re< kon those men"—he indi-
saylng, "I know 'most every one of yoif cated Lewis and his followers—"ain't
and we ain't going to have the least liable to talk much."
bit of trouble over this tiling, are we? | The two Guzman boys, greatly
moved, returned to announce that
they had Identified their father's body,
and Longorio could not well refuse to
accept their evidence.
"Very well," said he. "I am indebted
to you. Since there Is nothing more
to ho said, apparently, I \n ill return
to Romero." With u bow to Mrs. Aus-
tin, who had silently watched the play
of these opposing motives, he turned
But Dave Law had recognized Adolfo
Vrhinu In the crowd, unci, stepping for-
ward, disarmed him. saying:
"Adolfo, there's a warrant for you.
so I'll just take you in."
For. a moment Adolfo was inclined
to resist, but, thinking better of it, he
yielded with bad grace, bitterly re-
gretting the curiosity which had
prompted him to remain to the end of
this interesting affair.
Tad Lewis gave him some comfort.
"Never mind, Adolfo," he said. l'hey
can't prove anything on you, and I'll
go your bail. Ed Austin knows where
you was the day that stock was stole."
I reckon you-all are friends of Ricardo
Guzman, and you just couldn't wait
to find out about him, eh?"
Alaire, who luuL followed Paloma,
was close enough now to recognize the
two Guzman boys as members of the
Ranger party. Low is and his men had
drawn together at the first alarm; Lon-
gorio's Mexicans had gathered about
their leader. The entire situation had
changed in a moment, and the Ranger j away, and Tad Lewi
captain was In control of it.
Soon Dave Law and Blaze Jones
came up over the rlvt r bank; they
paused, stricken with surprise at find-
ing a score of people where they had
expected no more than four.
Blaze was the first to speak. "What's
all this?" he cried, lie peered near-
sightedly from one to the other; then
his huge bulk shook with laughter:
"Say, do my glasses magnify, or is
this an open lodge meet in'?"
"Dad! Oh, dad!" Paloma scurried
to him and tlung herself into his arms.
"What you doin* here, kid?" the father
exclaimed. "Why, you'd ought to be
home and abed, long ago. You'll catch I lie and his two remaining men moved
your death of cold. Is that gun loaded?" toward their automobile, and a moment
Dave Law was even more amazed later the vehicle went clattering away
than his companion. Recovering from up the thicket road.
his first surprise, he took a position 1 So ended the attempt to foil the re-
beside his superior officer. Captain ! turn of Ricardo Guzman's body to
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Alnlre drove ns swiftly ms slu- dnrod,
following tho blurred stretik of gray
flint was the roml, mid taking the
humps with utter r<><'Uli<s-.m'ss. Alieiid
loomed the dark ridge of the river
thicket*, 11 dense rampart of nu squlte.
Hut even before they were sheltered
from the moonlight I'alomn saw the
lights of another automobile approach-
ing along the main-traveled highway
behind them—the lights, evidently, of
Tad Lewis" machine. A moment Inter
Alnire's ear drove Into the black shad*
ows. It had been u short, swift, excit-
ing ride. "Young Ed's" runabout could
not be many minutes ahead of theui.
The women got out, then breasted
the high grass and brambles between
their hiding plnce and the putnphonse
road. A hundred yards away tli«>
could now see the ghostly ltio Grande,
Its saffron surface faintly silvered by
the low moon; lights gleamed from the
windows of Morales' house. In the
distance the vague outlines of the Mex-
ican shore were resolving tlieinselvi s,
mid far beyond twinkled the evidence
that some belated citizens of ltomero
were still awake.
Paloma had brought with her the
Ion-' barreled rille, and this she
clutched nervously as she and Alalre
stood whispering. Conditions were fa-
vorable for mi approach to the pnv.ip-
house itself- They had nearly reached
their goal when out Into the clearing
behind them, with metallic rattle and
clang, burst another automobile, and
l'aloma whispered exciu '.ly.
"There's the Lewis outfit at last."
In the Lewis car were several men.
They descended hurriedly, and when
one of them ran nround the front of
the car to turn off its lights, both wom-
en saw that be carried a ritle. Evi-
dently Tad I.i wis had come prepared
for desperate measures.
A s: 11 th r g..ve entt'Mi.e to the
pumphctise, and into the lock of this
Mrs. Austin fitted a key; the n< xt inf-
luent she and l'aloma were safely in-
side. IHisty, cohwehbed windows let
In a faint ghost-glow of moonlight, but
prevented clear observation of any-
thing outside; Alalre's fumbling fin-
gers found the latch and began to
lift a window, when someone spoke,
just outside the building.
"What did you ilis. iver?" liid'.iir. !
n voice which neither woman rocog-
ni: d. l'aloma clutched blindly f r her
companion; the two eavesdroppers
"Morales: l'ut out your lights."
Roth women recognized Tad Lewis as
Alaire hud stubbornly refused to
charge her husband with any active
share ill tlii.s evil business, but her
faith ill Ed suddenly vanished when
she heard him say:
"Ilushl You're making too much
noise. You'd bi'tter scatter out, too,
for there's no telling where they'll
land." Alalre leaned weakly against
the door. "I'm going to leave, and let
you-all attend to the rest." he was
saying. lUit Tad Lewis halted him as
he turned from the group.
"Where are yon going, Eil? You left
your car back yonder by tlie road, i ,
almost ran Into It."
"Eli? What are you talking about?
My c.ir is over by Morales' house."
"Senor Austin is in a great hurry,"
sneered someone in Spanish. "Once
more he leaves all of the fighting to
"That's Adolfo I'rblna." panted Pa-
loma. "I know him." Stung by this
open charge of cowardice, Austin be-
L-an a v oluble defense, but In the midst
f it General Longorio addressed him
"You will stay here, senor. N ' . ly
leaves this place."
"I told you I wouldn't bo a party to
the business." F.d declared hotly. "You
forced me to come In the first place—"
j "Yis! And now I force you to stay."
LoiiL-orio's stand appeared to please
Lewis, who chimed In with the words:
••Ti! it's right, Ed. You've got to stick.
:"or once in your life."
! "What do you mean, you nearly ran
into my car back yonder?" Austin
u ';ed after a moment.
"Ain't that your machine yonder by
the thicket':'' Inquired Lewis. "If it
ain't, whose Is it;" As no one an-
swered. he started in the direction lie
had Indicated; but at that moment a
n came running from the river bank,
"Lookout! They come." ,
I A ) n ] issed swiftly by the crack
of the half- pen door ui.d - :.r el.v ten
•..ti. v end. He was :: .wed by three
The first of the newcomers, acting
as spokesman for his party, stepped
out Into the moonlight and cried louil-
: "Ilello, men! What's goin' on
11 a 1 r. :.d, slow Texas drawl.
Evans did not seem at all troubled by
the disparity in numbers. One Hanger, j
or two at the most, had always been
sufficient to quell a Texan disturbance;
now that there were three of them. -
he felt equal to an invasion of Mexi-
can soil, if necessary. Ill consequence,
lie relaxed his watchful vigilance, and
to Pave ho drawled:
"We've got most of the leading citi-
zens of the county, and I reckon sojue-
body In the outfit will be able to iden-
tify G 117.1111111."
"There's no trouble about that, sir.
We found him. 1'edro and Raoul can
make sure." The sons of Kicardo Guz-
man steppe.I forward promptly, and
Law waved them toward the boat land-
ing. where the two helpers were wait-
ing with ltiearilo's remains.
IVspite the IJanger eirptain's easy
assumption of command, the strain
of the situation had not subsided, anil
Longorio drew swift attention to him-
self when he said:
"It is fortunate that I chanced to
learn of this matter. Y'ou have done
me a great service, Senor Law. for I
came to Romero purposely to examine
Into the death of this unfortunate man.
But I could learn nothing; nobody
knew anything whatever about the
matter, and so I became convinced that
it amounted to little. Now—heboid!
I discover that I was deceived. Or—
perhaps there still may be a mistake."
Blaze Jones thrust his daughter
aside and advanced toward the speak-
er. "There's no mistake," he declared
When Alaire came to look for her
husband, he was gone.
a juicy kind."
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"Now Is the time to swat the fly."
"Yes, if the insert doesn't see you
first, and fly the swat."
185 Spark St.,
"I presume you are now prcpar
make any sacrifice for your cuui
"Yes. I think we must all get b
the president now?''
"Then you are willing to giv
playing golf until after the war?"
"Great Scott! Do you really
It will come to that?"
than n woo.
bear the m
can't tell v\
ted in ti
iif their he
Who are you!
rned; tin re
the rivt r.
<>rs, then a rustle of bodies
through the tall grn-s and v\.
"I don't know. They nms
ones who came In that strut
l'aloma chattered viclous'v
hrely In Ti v.- is here. 1 wish v.
thought to scatter t.. s hi hind us
Cautiously tlicy -XVU _■ t! . rl
and looked out. The . . n space a',
the rlvir ! :.iik w - lc\c'u-d y ti
moonlight; from Si. rales' house, to
their right, came the sound of voices.
The women waited.
A few mo!!:.;,.- then n nu her of
men appeared, l'aloma Judged there
were at least a d en, but she was
,oo excited to count them. As they
came straggling tojj. t l the pumphouse
one of them called ba k:
Hi the thii
i hint. Le
, and I'd adv ise
-.1 to amuse the
. too, laughed.
. .tin n nutlet
"Hello, Men! What's Going on Here?"
belligerently. "I d..n't make mistakes
. i It
w: s shot by j ar men. lie had five
•1. :-..nd i!. liars on him, or he should
have had. and he was un American citi-
zen. Your Colonel Blanco covered the
!•> but he'll have a h—1 of a j .b
. vi riu' the facts. It's time we i , ,e
i with your
:11;t. and I tlim to see if you'v e get a
government in your country."
avt :i guided my hand," devoutly
.1 the general. "It is r > t-
that you used this means when a
to me would have send the
-e, f. r—it is no trivial matter to
:e a Mexican graveyard. My
try, it has a government. An
r if the state of Texas, under
l, has cr>>>~ed the Uio Grande,
t d. es that mean?"
ptain livans had a sense of hu-
L"ngorio's ominous words ami:- !
"s..y, general, it ain't the :.:st
. arried a short saddle gun. They saw,
:"s.t, that at least one of the men at
his h;.ck was similarly armed.
"N w, what's the hurry?" The
•: t was chuckling. Suddenly he
raU '. his voice and called loudly:
"Hello, r>ave! Is that you-all?"
The answer floated promptly back:
"Hello, Cap! Sure It's us."
time." he chortled. "And you're au ..til-
er, ain't v u? You're In T. \ -
t this minute, and I'll bet If I fri- •
y. l I'd find that you was under arms
The Miv. n understood English > ;:!.-
dently well to grasp the significance
■ f these words. After a moment's cn-
siderntlon, therefore, he modified liN
"But my nil—ion was friendly. I had
no criminal purpose," he said mildly.
"However—jierhaps one offense con-
1 denes the other. At any rate, we must i
Superstitions and Certainties.
The sensation caused by Kicardo
Ouzman's disappearance was as noth-
ing to that which followed the recovery
of his body. Whatever the facts of
the riseue, it was generally recognized
that ti1" result had been to bring on
a crisis in the affairs ..f the two na-
tions. Strong Influences, however,
were at work to pre v. nt that very out-
come for which the people of Texas
I rayed. During the delay there arose
a report that ltlcurdo Guzman had
borne an evil reputation, and that he
had been so actively associated with
the rebel cause as to warrant punish-
ment by the federal government. More-
over, a legal question as to his Ameri-
can citizenship was raised—a question
| w hich seemed to have important bear-
j ing upon the case.
i Public interest is short-lived; few
living men can hold it more than a day j
• ■r two, hud it reckons no dead man ;
worthy of more than an obituary no-
tice. Thus In the course of time the
Guznian Incident was in a fair way
of being ofliclally forgotten and for-
But there w. re several persons who
felt intense relief at the course events
had taken, and among these was Alalre
Austin. In the days following that,
midnight expedition she had hud amide
time in which to meditate upon her
husband's actions. It seemed probable
that he had fled to San Antonio, there
to remain until interest in the Guzman ,
matter had abated.
Alaire telephoned Dave Law, argu- ;
ing to herself that she must learn
more about her husband's connection
with the Lewis gang. Pave arrived '
even sooner than she had expected.
She made him dine with her. and they
spent the evening on the dlta-lit g 1-
ler.v. In the i it's., of th« r conver-
sation Alaire discovered that Dave, too. |
had a hidden side of h - nature; that
he possessed an imagination, and with
it n quaint, whimsical, explora: rv turn
| of mind which enabled him to talk
Inter stedly of many th'tia's and many
placi s. On titi- particular evening he ,
was anything but the man of iron she
had known—until she ventured to
, sp> ak of Ed. Then he clos. •! up like
a tr.p. He was allin-st gruff in his;
I refusal to say a word about her hus-
j Because of Ed's appropriation of the
rarnh cash, Alaire found it necessary ;
a few days later to go to the bank.
| and, feeling the need of exercise, she
rod" hi r horse M tn-\ When her
errands had been attended to, she stid-
! denly decided to call on l'aloma Joni s.
It wis years sine .-'.a- had v.dun* rily
done such a thing; the very impulse
: surprised lier.
l'aloma. it happened, was undergoing
| that peculiar form of feminine torture
basted, pic: ed and tuc!.. d as >he was,
i she ci : e flying down to the gate to
meet her visitor.
Str. lige, the dr. ss: Iter, a large, a- id- j
ulous brunette, with a mouthful of
on lo rself once more into the seam-
str. ss' l ands, the t -i fri. -. Is p.ss*,|. d.
, "I don't know what dad will say
when he gets the bill for these
dresses.'' raloma e.infes>ed.
"Your father is a mighty queer
man." Mrs. sjr- ng- observed. "1
! haven't s. much as laid eyes on him."
l'aloma nodded. "Yi s. And he's pct-
make « 'it what alls him."
India has a new law limiting the
working hours of adults to 12 a day
and of children to six.
WOMAN'S CROWNING GLOF
is her hair. If yours is streaked
ugly, g*ri*dy, gray hairs, use "La
ole" llalr Dressing and change
the natural way. l'rice $1.00.—Ai
Wife—Big checks for dresses
not be in demand this season.
Tad Lewis and his gang de-
termine that Dave Lsw is too
dangerous to be alive—so the
plotting takes a more s n ster
turn. Startling developments
are described in the next install,
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