Kendall Chronicle (Kendall, Mont.) 1902-190?, August 25, 1903, Image 2

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2. Kendall, Montana, August 25, 1903 stranger, iii whose pockets was noth- THE RIDE 10 CAMPIMEETIN.' ing by which to identify him. And, as her soul burned the truth—the knowl- edge that a glance would tell her the she read, Bertha Dunn realized with a 'Twuz 'tor, about campmeetin' time, with truth. She was in a fever. An inno- preset in' high an' low, I shudder that the murderer, also, had An' str.ce Bally wuz a-goin'—weli, I 'towed heel] well dressed and that the double cent man might suffer. Her clear duty flash in the sunlight had been a great shone before her and on the afternoon that f would go! So I harc.essed up ol' Betsy—a creetur trim of the examination Bertha Dunn, jewel on the hand that drove home the ar.' tried— An' headed ter campmeetin' with Sally by shining knife, pallid and grave, worked her way into The police were making every effort the much -dreaded courtroom, packed my side. She never looked so sweet to me in any to get a clew to the murder. So with spectators. time or place: Bertha The rtd rote warn't a pictue to the roses was prepared to meet a re- Unaccustomed to the scene, she did spect ful policeman in plain clothes not even locate the prisoner, but she on her face! , An', stealin' sidelong glances, the thought near her door that afternoon. Had failed to findwithin the room, the man that come wus this: she seen any people in the alley the of the dark red hair, the peculiar atti- \Them arms wuz (Cr a riN k kirce, ‘ an' God day before? Did she know anything tude, the long, lithe arm, the haughty made them lips to kiss;' of the murdered man? To which ques- profile. Nor did she understand the We rid past bloomln' medders, an' seen tions Bertha was able to give a shy procedure of events. She had hurried negative. She trembled to think that down after her school hours and aim - rivers of delight!\ from left to right \Sweet flel's arrayEd In Ilvin' gr a n' they might ask her if she had seen the lessly wandered about the city hall a But I jest had eyes fer Sally, an paid, with murder committed—but they did not, long time, too shy to inquire her way mary a sigh: and she went up the stairs very thank- inside. There had been a number of — On Jordan's stormy banks I stan' an' ?Ili. witnesses examined and now the judge cast a alshful eye!' \ The little teacher bought papers the and several lawyers were consulting An Sally—she wuz Itstentn'. an' I tor her two next mornings and read thetwover together in low tones. Suddenly the that the way To that dear little heart o' hers seemed her desk before the school bell rang. group fell apart and a stern voice lorger day by day; The third day she read with a wildly sounded through the room: An' she said—aElookin• at me as cunnin' as beating heart. The identity of the \The prisoner will stand up!\ you please: —Must you be carried to the skies on flow- Murdered man bad been discovered. Bertha could not see for the crowd - cry beds of ease?' \ He was one of the city's retired cap- Mug forms pushing before and beside That teach:d my heart a lesson, but I tor italists, a man of wealth, culture and her. She struggled under one man's her on the way, travel. Ile was supposed to be in New elbow and emerged, hatless, to hear Single \I'd rot live always, a'n' I asked not York, and it was only by accident that the rest of the judge's words: fer to stay!\ he was known. The face of the mur- \Arthur Kirby, you stand committed An' then she slid she'd have me—an' I shouted. full an' free: dered man had been badly slashed, to jail without bail for the murder of - \-\Amsza.' grace, how sweet the sound,- probably after death, and this ren- Kincaid Homerson!\ that saved a wretch like me!' \ dered identification difficult. Now the But upon the silence that followed —Frank L. Stenten. in Philadelphia Satur- day Evenit.g Post. chase was on. The city was roused, the last word broke in a woman's cry: THE 0 MAN WITH THE KNIFE * * 0 * * * * By Elizabeth Chem Watts. the murderer must be found, and \He! 0, no, he did not murder the money was plenty. man, not he!\ Bertha closed her little red mouth Then arose the wild sounds of men more firmly, and went about with a shouting and women weeping with white face. Drag her into a court- joy. And the little school teacher was room? She would rather die a hun- swept to the front and questioned. She dred deaths, never once swerved. That was not the In those days she had troubles of her man nor anything like him. She knew je 's***,040,40,4 t *******40,40,40004 own. Her sister, the one who kept the that. As to the real murderer, she (Cotwrisat,ISa by Authors SyndIcats-) family together down in the country, might or might not know him, but this young man --he was nothing like him. wrote of the mother's increasing He was innocent, because she had seen weakness and need of luxuries; of the the real murderer, and this was not need of books and clothing for the him at all. boys, and that delicate Jenny must VVhy had she not spoken? have new flannels for the late autumn. Because she was unable to do any -- Bertha reduced her own food to the more than save the innocent. Think least possible quantity and sent the of it—a flash of steel in a moment— money home that should have pur- two forms in a sunshine shaft, then a chased her three meals every day, body on the•ground. And she—alone Sudd.nly something happened. When. in a great building with few tenants Bertha, weak from fasting, dragged and night coming on, up the stairs one evening and unlocked The prisoner was discharged. De - her door, a large white envelope lay tectives and officers plied Bertha with upon the floor. She stooped to pick it questions. But she was reticent. She up and fell dizzily. It was addressed had saved the innocent; she would not to her plainly. Within was a bundle betray an one else. of crisp bills and a slip of paper on As she entered her humble home which oas printed only four words: after nightfall she was conscious of a \rhe reward of silence.\ presence on the stairway behind her. Bertha drew back in horror, but the As she fled to the security v of her room money lay in her lap, crisp new bills, a hand detained her in the darkness. $500 in all. Who can measure what \Good and wise little woman,\ said that sum meant to the half-starved lit- a deep voice, \you shall never be for - tie woman sick with the clamor of need gotten in all the years to come. That in her ears and with six souls depend- man cruelly treated and deserted my ant upon her exertions? sister years ago. He deserved ten The neact . day she read an announce- deaths. You shall e her place in my ment of a thousand -dollar reward for care --although you ay never see me. the arrest and con‘ietion of the mur- I atn going away now. God help and derer or the information leading to it. bless you!\ Then she uuderstubd. But her li'P Bertha felt a warm kiss on her hand. curled. Desperate as was her ii,ed she A moment later the street door wou:d not have gone into a courtroom slammed. to testify for $10,000. However, the Plno- tice had a curious effect. She decided le and Celery Salad, to use the other tnuney, a little at a Peel a small, ripe pineapple, cut out the eyes and shred; set on ice time. She went to the post office and until thoroughly chilled; then mix sent a generous remittance home, al - with a cup of finely -chopped. crisp though not enough to excite any still - white celery; and a sweet, red pep- piciun. This quiet little oomati was not without much shrewdness. She per cut into dice. Sprinkle over this a little French dressing and let stand stances would excite suspicion among felt that any . change in her circUm- a few minutes. Then mix with those who still watched the neighbor- mayonnaise and whipped cream and hood. So she continued her frugal life, serve with garnish of lettuce leaves only once in awhile a::ovving h. rself and nut meats. --Washington Star. a good warm meal in a doan-town white Oranges. restaurant. The ltdt of the money she In a few years white oranges mas . sewed into the hem of her school gown grace the American dinner table or and went about wilhout any anxiety the Italian fruit wagon. One of the ex- cOnee riling it. limiest last a :ong time. plorers of the agricultural department In a month's time, during which the discovered this freak of nature along search for the murderer was unavail- the shores of the Mediterranean some lag. Bertha found anothi r white en- months ago, and brought some eut- velope on the floor and the same In tings from the tree to the United closure. She wondered how it came States. These were carefully grafted there, how anyone knew of her knowl- on an ordinary stock at the depart - edge, who it was that commanded ao went grounds, and are now three feet much money and sv hether this was the high. A cutting of this plant was sent end of it. Bertha knew she Vt.IIS not to Santa Ana. Cal., to be 'Hid in that silent for the motley, but she would climate. A couple of years will see the he si:er. the money. first fruit. If it proven of fine flavor Then an arrest came, the arrest of cutting's will be widely scattered, and a relit; is re of the murdered man. in time the white orange may be as Bert ha find not calciiia t,tl on the e ffect plentiful as the seedless ora nge.— such w a wou:d have upi.n her. In Washington Star. • B ERTHA DUNN, leaning out from a fourth -story window to enjoy trie sunset and river breeze, chanced to see one man murder another in an alley below. --- - -- — It was over in a brief moment. A sound. inarticulate -and sudden, caused her to turn her eyes from the . ua:athomable sea of amber. opal and mother of pearl across ,he shining ri‘er. She saw two men. both clearly letined in the ambient glow coming in tin opening between two buildings. They struggled a second, and then there was a sudden double flash in the right hand of one. Then the other man It'll, and Iter:ha gazed, horror-strick- en, at one huddled heap lying alone where two forma had been writhing madly. The shock of it photographed on her brain the face, the form, the uncovered head of the man with the knife. She w tttt lel know him if she met him among a thousand 0:hers. Then the horror of it came home to her. . She, Bertha Dunn, the shyest and the meekest of all the teachers in the Tenth ward school. had witnessed a murder. She would have to appear in court, to testify, to explain, to iden- tify. She closed her lips very resolutely. No on -2 , must know it from her. God had such matters in His hand, not man. She closed the window softly and went about get ling her frugal meal with shaking hands but a firm determina- tion not to give Way. It was a courageous thing to do, but Bertha had reed of courage. Some SO miles away in the deep green country her invalid and widowed mother and several small brothers and sisters lived upon her salary—that is. all she v0111,1 spare. This made her live in a high -sip room and alone—that ber 'economies be not known. It was , •1 the blessed eeet hone a f:er school hit Ftertlin leane.1 out a 1;11 witnessed the tragic. fate of the unknown. Long she sat in thought over her cup of tea. Bertha had that rare thing, a c,inscienee. and she weighed the mat- :Cr carefully The deed, the motives, %%Flo the mall with the reddish hair ;night be- -these things hannted her r . , - .31111s and broke her sleep. She was when ttttt ening dawned and she -0 to her sehool. Bite first she bought a meriting pa- per .4g• sir if ;he intirder hail been ells- ' , , , %creil. There it was in big. black headlines! A mysterious murder of an la:known man, a oell-dressed Reed & Millard's . Saloon McKinley Avenue, Kendall a. Headquarters for the Choicest of Wines Liquors and Cigars Ji Large Club Rooms Attached We are always pleased to see old and new friends. H Livery and X Feed Stable North end of McKinley Ave. R. W. DUTCHEU, Proprietor. Livery Rigs and Saddle Horses Good Facilities for boarding stock. Kendall Barber Shop oldest estaldished barber shop in Kendall Clean Towels and First -Class Work C. E. CARLISLE, Proprietor In the Turner Block Dr. Gaylord McCoy Successor to Dr. Wismar Office in Old Miners' Union Mall. • Opposite to Chronicle 0Moe W. H. CULVER P Ii OTOORAPHER Lewistown, Monta na Kodaks and Amateur's Supplies For Sale DENTISTRY Dr. M. M. Hedges Office Over Judith Hard- ware Store, Lewistown. Has been in practice over thirty years and guarantees all his operations. 11.01, Si

Kendall Chronicle (Kendall, Mont.), 25 Aug. 1903, located at <>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.