The Rocky News (Rocky, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 31, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 29, 1925 Page: 2 of 4
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I “You need not worry about yonr
brother," Elsa Franks said. "Me will
not know you when you go to see
him. He has forgotten most things
Ttils man’s name was Ahrensein. I
told him the whole truth. I am quite
■ure that If he had come Into charge
of the prison whilst the real No. —»
had been there, he would have found
some excuse for having hitn shot
within twenty-four hours. He even
told me so. He was furious at the
trick which had been played. Hut.
he declared, ‘the Englishman who has
put himself In No. 29 s place sliull
suffer for him 1' I was allowed to see
your brother. He had got over the
first shock of what had happened and
J found him full of courage. We dis
cussed several plans for his escape,
which, however, we never carried Into
effect. I do not believe that any one
could have bought the life of No. 29
from Ahrensein for a million pounds.
With your brother, however, it was
different. In the end. ! made over to
him one of your brother’s drafts—one
J took hack from Ivan Krossneys after
he was dead—cashed one of the
•mailer ones, and one dark night we
drove awny from the fortress."
“Hbt this Is all so long ago!" Mary-
The woman nodded.
"We were In the train for Petro-
grrud," she went on. "when I had a
message from Ahrensein. telling me
that he was superseued. His sucres-
•or had arrived, and was holding an
Inquiry into the escape of No. 29. He
• ilvised me not to go near Petrograd
We left the train Just as a company
of soldiers from the fortress arrived
on the platform. The train was held
up and searched. We took a car-
riage nnd drove away, anywhere. Into
the plnins. We had money hut noth
Ing else. We bought the carrluge and
horses, bought the driver, body and
•mil. Driving by night, resting the
horses and hiding ourselves by day
we traveled a hundred miles south-
"You must tell me the rest another
time." Lady Mary suggested.
"What I am going to tell you,
■hall tell you now or never." Elsa
Francks answered fiercely. "If won t
lie much, I can promise you. When 1
leave this house, the story of these
months Is coming out of my mind,
whether I have to dull It by drinking
or even cut it out of my brain. We
were always In danger, always being
tracked. We went short distances
by train. Sometimes we hired car
rlnges. We even traveled for the
whole of one day In an electric car
which crawled between two small
towns. Seven times we tried to cross
the frontier Into Poland, nnd each
time we were turned hack. Once the>
heard of us and we were placed under
arrest. Your brother shot two of the
guards and we escaped. After that It
was life or death with us. We were
passed across the frontier at last In
« spot where the war none had been
We were scarcely in Polnnd before
half a regiment of Russians was after
us We were In Poland, however. We
left them fighting. We heard after
ward that the Russians who had
crossed the frontier were wiped out
We got across Poland, somehow or
other. Into Germany. The rest was
• II discomfort and misery, but most of
the danger was past. Your brother
fell III In Warsaw. Since then he has
been dazed and weak, with a high
temperature, and with tits of uneon
•clousness. How I got him here. 1
don’t know. We arrived at Fmctiureb
•treet this morning I drove to (’har-
ing Cross hospital and they t«*'k him
•t once. He was shouting like a
madman Then I drove here"
She poured out the last glass of
wine from the bottle and drauk It
Then she rose to her feet.
“It is a wonderful story, this!" Mary
exclaimed. "You must not go away
yet, or. If yoo do. you must come
back again My father will want to
“I do not want thanks," the woman
•roffed. "I started out on this ad
venture because your brother had
paid a great aum of money and t»e
cause I had a fancy for him
|oat that fancy, t.ut I made
nilud that I would bring y»ur
home, and I have done It. 1
wlah for any further payment
•pent your brother * money fn
j have enough left to give me
1 need In life. I do not like
■nd I *m going away today
•oy further tjues-
“None that I
think that It wi
you to run all tt
have left my brother
ugly places of life. Often when 1
dragged him along through the mud.
and he had to sleep on a stone floor.
' with course food to eat, and no wine,
he would rather have come out Into
the open and fought for his life and
ended it. I daresay, when he recov-
ers. he will be grateful to me. There
have been many times when he has
hated me. Now I will go.’
She rose to her feet, dabbed more
powder on her face and looked at her
hostess a little defiantly, Lady Mary
rang the bell. Then she held out her
“Thank you very much for bringing
Gerald home," she said.
Elsa Francks laughed hardly. She
refused the hand.
“You have no need for gratitude,
she said. "I started on the Job be-
cause I had a fancy for your brother.
When I lost that. I went on because I
am an obstinate woman. As for rec-
ompense. I still have a fortune, hut
am glad that these months are over
You can tell your brother that I took
"Your Brother Has a Fine Courage at
Times, but He Is a Weakling in the
Ugly Places of Lift."
Krossneys' share of the money as
well us my own. When he comes to
think It over. I think he will say I
She followed the butler out of the
room. Mary watched her from the
window with fascinated eyes, saw her
hail a passing taxicab with her out
stretched umbrella, watched her fling
herself Into It. put up her feet on the
opposite sent and light a cigarette
She had the air of a woman who hnd
accomplished a great task.
l.ady Mary rung the hell.
"The car at once. Richards." she
ordered. “Lord Dombey Is In London.
I am going to fetch him home."
I ha ve
think of t"T the
ry admitted. "I
err wonderful of
risks. Y ‘« might
there and g>*o*
■way with the money
“I very nearly did." the woman con
frant-d bluntly. "Many ■ time, ou the
Christopher had taken his seat—had
already, Indeed, made his maiden
speech—when Gerald left the nursing
home into which he had lieen moved
from the hospital. The doctors, how-
ever. wete far from satisfied with his
condition. He whs still thin, listless
in manner, with long periods of ah
sent-mindedness. He seemed. In a
way. to have lost self-control. Mary,
as they drove home together to Hin
terleys house, made up her mind to
break the long silence which had ex
Isted lwtwecn them on the subject of
"Gerald." She asked, "have you seen
or heard anything of the If I’on
Gerald turned and looked at her out
of his hollow eyes.
“Nothing." he confessed. “1 wrote
from the nursing home six tiroes. 1
have had no reply They must have
left the hotel In South Kensington."
“Would you like roe U» try nnd find
“It doesn’t matter." he answered "1
Pave made up my mind to go there
myself this afternoon "
“May I mine with youT* She
“If you like" he answered half
heart edly “They won't he t here
though. I am Just hoping that I mat
hear of them
The hope, however, was not real
lied Madame and mademoiselle had
; left the hotel many months ago. and
! had left no address behind"
Gerald and his sister drove away
ffufn ?hr hotel III
"Yon were disappointed T“ Mary
asked him anxiously
"t thought they might have left s
nje.sssgc for me." he admitted.
"You’ll omit down to lltnterleys to-
a tone curiously devoid of enthusiasm
Mary said nothing then, but she
took him to task that evening. They
had dinner tete-a-tete. Lord Hinterleys
having already gone down to the
country. For the first time Gerald
showed some Interest in Myrtiles
"What did you say had become of
Myrtile?” he inquired.
“She has gone back to France,”
his sister told him. ’She had a lit .e
money left to her, and she wanted to
go. I had a letter from her this
morning She has bought the old
farm where you first saw her and Is
“Why did she want to go
Gerald persisted. "You were
to her. 1 hope?”
"We all tried to he." Mary answered.
“Dad misses her terribly.—Why. here s
Christopher!” she broke off suddenly.
"Whatever are you doing neglecting
your duties in this manner?" she j
asked, as Christopher, still in niomiDg
clothes, w-as shown in by the butler.
I’ve come to beg for some dinner,”
was the smiling reply, “and incident-
ally to welcome Gerald back."
Mary, who was watching him close-
ly. fancied that his indifference was al-
Queer thing." he observed, "to think
that she should end up there, after ail.
I wonder w hether she blesses or cur>es
us. Gerald, for taking her to the end
of the road."
Gerald sighed a little wearily.
“Curses us. I should think," Iip re-
plied. "All knowledge is pain; so is
memory. Last night 1 woke up sud-
denly and I remembered lighting with
that great brute on the Polish frontier.
Did Elsa tell you about the man 1
Killed there?” he asked, frowning.
Mary rose abruptly to her feet.
"Remember the doctor's orders,” she
insisted. "The Iasi twelve months are
taboo. There are worse things in the
world than killing Bolshevists, any-
The chap had some one who was
fond of him. I suppose.’’ Gerald said
gloomily. "You ought to have seen
that woman who brought me home,
Christopher. I can’t get the thought
of her out of my bruin. The first time
1 saw her. I went to persuade her ffi
bribe her lover, Krossneys. I thought
her the coarsest, most brutal, most un-
gainly creature who ever abused the
name of Woman. Then I saw het
month after month, playing a man t
part. She lied, she swore, she fought
—fought with her fists If there wa!
nothing else handy; she drank, once
she almost carried me over a mile ol
marshland, with some outpost sentriet
sniping at us all the time. She was a
hideous, glorious, epic figure. There
was a tnun whom we both knew to he
a spy and on tny tracks. I saw her
wheedle Idm into tier room. Two
minutes afterward, his blood w-ue
streaming out from under the door.”
“Gerald!" his sister entreated.
"All right." he muttered. “I'm not
sure that It doesn’t do tne good to talk
of these things. They’ve been a silent
horror with me for so long."
Later, the doctor colled to see Ger-
ald and Christopher led Mary across
the hall Into the billiard room.
“Mary.” he confided, as soon ns
had closed the door. "I had a reason
for coming round tonight. I have seen
the girl ”
"Where?” Mary asked breathlessly.
“Here In London. They were open-
ing the gates of Marlborough house as
I came along Pall Mall, and I was
stopped for a moment on the pavement.
A small brougham came out. The win-
dows were closed hut T was within a
few feet of It. The girl was Inside
with a young man."
“If only you could have found out
where they went to!” Mary exclaimed.
"Gerald will never he better until he
has seen her."
"He can do that when he likes,
then." Christopher replied. “1 Jumped
into a,tax! and followed the carriage.
It drew tip before quite a small, de-
tached house nt the hack of Roehamp-
ton lane. I Jumped out of my taxi
quickly, and l was Just In time to stop
her as she was entering the gate."
“Go on." Mary begged. "This U ex
"She recognized me at once." Chris-
topher went on. “and she made no at
tempt to get away. I told her that 1
was Gerald’s friend and that he was
looking for her. ’You can tell him.
she replied, that he can find me
“What did the young man say7"
“Nothing at all. He was very g.«-1
looking In his way. a great strong fel
low. hut he looked as though he had
been 111 What are you going to do
about this? Are you going to tell
“I tltlnk so. 1 don't belle** thl-
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cent stamp for reply. | admitted by the fresh air Inlets nnd
Comfortable cows are productive introduced Into the stable so that there
cows. When winter comes anti the are n„ drafts on the animals. An-
cows are cold, the milk flow decreases. ; ,,ther installation that Is found In
The feed given the cows goes to make ; mrny dairy barns Is a water system.
body heat Instead of milk. When
the cows are housed so that they will
be protected from the cold, their feed
makes milk. Well housed cows are
profitable; those that are lu ram-
shackle buildings are not.
Modem dairy hams are considered
with water bowls at each stall. These
supply the cows with a constant sup-
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At the far end of the building Is a
silo that houses the fresh feed that
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Being billed to speak at a large
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Posting the caretaker at the fnr end
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the most Important of the dairy fame I ter. The silo I*
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The buildings are weather tight. They the other feeds are mixed. Hay Is
havw plenty of windows to admit sun- thrown from the manger through the
light. A ventilating system supplies hay chute shown on the plan by dotted
the animals with fresh air and takes lines.
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Exploration for Truth
Forewarned that the vice of the
time* and the country I* an excessive
pretension, let u* seek the shade, and
:md wisdom In neglect. Be content
vriili a little light. *
Explore. and ***’
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work of feeding, milking nnd caring
for the animals can he done with the
minimum amount of labor.
A round-roof dairy bam that con-
tains all the features of the model’ll
dairy ham la shown In the Illustration.
Thi* barn Is designed to Irouse 20
cows. 8 of them in single stnnchions
and the others In pens. The ham Is
30 feet wide and 44 feet long. It Is
apt on a concrete foundation and has
the stable. The
Is of fra me
I const met Ion. the shape of the mof
providing more than the ordinary
amount of room In the mow where
the roughage for the animal* I* stored.
The floor plan show* h«*w the stable
1* equipped. Through the center of
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winter and summer.
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The metal fabric* used In connec-
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.if the earlier structures the metal
fabric was not completely Imbedded
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cement stucco (which was only three- |
quarters of an inch thick) has broken |
In later years the manufacturer* I
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re. Be ae.ther
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ex lend* out of the
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»r manure pit or be dumped lot* the
set to use for adding
the building is a feeding alley d feet
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c‘ why thnulri yon renounce the cows In the at.mchioo* The stall
v .ur right to traverse the starlit dee j partitions are of steel, which makes
of troth for the premature com- j for rtenn’lne**.
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