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"MAI1IR of MONEY"
1 BY ROY VICKERS
Pi, f Ik
ins; whleh Alan mtitd for Abra-
movers men te get - within -earshot.
"Thank you, Tut you eome too
late." said Ala. "I hare already
made arrangements with Abramo--vel."
"Permit m to say that you
hare done "frell. My eousra Abra
moveland his mea are well
known. But bis force is small.
My own, for example, is more
than doable the strength of his
. ... Monsieur has anything to
"Yes. Go to the devil, Stephan
os. AbramoTel and X will fight
- - rt is hard fhr Mnnrienr wha is
an American, to understand . our
ways." said Stepnanos. grinning.
"Ton hare your armed men nere
and your, scouts. I came into
roar camp and I tail you that my
nearest man ftn tern miles away
frtm here. I, Stephanos, hare not
abed blood Car three yean. It has
been unnecessary. Hy word has
"Right! . I will accept your
word. Too will attack this camp.
Go ahead and do it!" snapped
Shirley -was watching Ahranro
xrl'M men. Most of them spoke
French enough to follow the pa
larer, and there was no doubt that
they were afraid of Stephanos.
They shrank as from" a blow at
Alan's words of defiance.-
"Monsieur Is insolent because
he believes these men will attack
me. A little object lesson, - Mon
sieur. Call upon AbramoTel to at
tack me now."
Ttofnra fifclrlev realized what
had happened Stephanos had made
a swift, catlike movement ana.
seised her. He had gripped her
with bis right arm and wis pres
sing her close to him, while with
the. left hand he held a long dag
ger pointed at Alan." She could
just see Alan's face and she for
got the bandit, forgot her own
predicament in "wonder at what
she saw in "his eyes.
"Don't do anything, Alan!" she
whispered in .English, la. terror
lest he should throw himself up
on, the bandit's knife.
"Madam pleases me. Mon
sieur." said Stephanos, stHl .hold
ing. her. "Wheat I return to this
camp to discuss the matter of
your ransom, Madame shall be
part of the price."
Stephanos released her.
She staggered back a couple of
pices. Alan was standing, every
muscle taut, his eye on Stephanos
who held the dagger within a few
Inches of his chest.
"Go and taad by the door f
the aback, Shirley," commanded
Alan 1st French. "Dent go in. You
can watch me punish this, cut
throat." Breathlessly, Shirley obeyed,
then watched, fascinated beyond
her control. For some ten sec
onds neither man had moved.
Then Alan's fist crashed Into the
bandit's face and he (ell to the
In an tnstaat he was on his feet.
With k-ntf nnralaad "he anranr as
ha panther Springs. - She thought
tnat .Aian sad. uuten ua ner
heart missed a beat, but the next
moment he was standing up with
the whole weight of 'Stephanos on
his shoulders, his left hand grip
ping the hand that held the knife.
"Look .at this, you fellows!"
cried Alan, and slowly turned a
complete circle. "Look at Ste
phanos knife. See It? . . "Watch
it." A twist of the wrist and the
knife fell to the ground. Stephan
os was hurled, head-first, after it.
"Oh," gasped Shirley, the tears
streaming down her face. "Oh,
'For a moment she could see
nothing, and when she looked
agatn Alan -was bending over his
foe, the knife in his hand.
"Get up. Stephanos!" he ord
ered. The other was sitting, dax
ed and did not move. "Get up!"
roared Alan, and kicked him vio
lently in the side. "Get up!"
To be continued)
- IT UP MY
HICKMAN. Ky Feb. U
CAP) "Pongo Joe" Cantillon.
"grand old man of baseball," died
at his home here Friday.
High en a bluff overlooking the
Mississippi river that he loved,
"Pong Joe" for days had been
waging a valiant tight against
paralysis si fight mil of the spir
it And- the courage he had dis
played en the diamond for S2
When the Great Umpire called
the final strike today, Joe's last
)MkMbta In hi lest moments of
consciousness were tor his friends.
as they had been through much ox
his 9 years of life.
"Don't worry," he would say.
"Don't call my brother. I will be
Cantillon'a passing removed one
of the most pfcrurea.ae figures
in the baseball world. Since he
started his career as bat boy for
the Janesvine, WU-. club la XS7S.
Tonga Joe" had served as man
ager, umpire, player and scout In
a doten leagues, had discovered
some of the outstanding players
of the game and w,as known from
coast to coast as one of the "can
niest heads" the game ever had
MONMOUTH, Feb. 1. J. B. V.
Butler, dean of men at the Ore
gon Normal school, who was ill
and absent from his duties last
week. Is now recovered from the
cold which confined him within
doors, and Is able to be at his of
flee as usual.
BlliD Oil LEEEE
WASHINGTON. Feb. 1.
AP) Blame for yesterdays de
cline in the cotton market was
placed on Chairman Legge of tho
farm board today by Senator
Harris, democrat, Georgia, who
contended in the senate that the
iimn nf 22.50 bale had reduced
the value of cotton on hand by
The Georgia senator based his
charge first on a newspaper ac
count that Legge had told report
ers In an Informal conference
yesterday that the board was not
going to buy any cotton. After
Being asked by Senator Watson
of Indiana, the republican leader,
what the chairman actually had
said.' Harris obtained the tacts
from Legge himself and repeated
a while later:
"I wish to say, that the state
meat was unwise, was uncalled
for. and that it cost ua -millions
of dollars even in the way he put
lie had gripped her with hi right arm tchOe with the left he$
j CHAPTER XLIX.
"Suppose he overawes Abram
oTel and his men suppose they
turn against us" suggested
"Then we will have the ransom
jbuiness all over again," he an
swered. "They won't cut our
throats. We're worth more to
th?m alive. But If that does hap
pen, take the first opportunity to
slip into the dag-out. "I shall be
. able to break away to the Serb
tans. probably--and the Serbians
will make short work of Abram
orei's little lot. But It will only
come to that if our diplomacy
fails. I're had a bit of training
lit this sort of thing, you know.
The Mexican outlaws are pretty
Shirley thrilled at his sheer
abundance of dynamic energy. He
wa not worried he was enjoy
ing himself. In the campshe had
seen another side of his nature.
Slw ha4 Keen the man Of action.
brisk, alive and more than a'llt-
" You'll let me stay, won't you,
Oh, yes. Nothing very , violent
(Will happen. I'm going to build
this railway, Shirley. If Stephanos
I HM PEOPLE.
mti sina m rood luck to him!
Here fie is, by the way. By jove:
Picturesque beggar isn't ne?"
Khlrte-v- tan. looked with some
thing asoroachias: admiration . at
a man of magnificent physique in
xuu rsaiKan areas uuwe a pass
able A rah. Hia ridinar hoot were
new and his accoutrements clean.
Behing htm In obvious respecuui
ness. walked Abramovel and some
thirty et hia followers.
Aa th reached -the clearinr.
Steakanna diamonnted and one of
Abramovel'a men took his horse.
SUMey stood close by Alan's
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returned the salute and sntney
"Well, Stephanos, what do you
want?' Alia asked, speaking in
, "Monsieur Is a little abrupt,"
answered Stephanos, whoso ac
cent, Shirley noted, was If any
tin g rather better than Alan's.
She watched the bandit look con
temptously at Alan's shirt-sleeves
and obviously contrast them with
his own magnificence. ''I came on
a matter, of business. I wish to
offer you the protection of my
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