The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 15, 1953 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 15, 1953
Page 11
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MONDAY, JUNE, 15, <ARK.)' CWRIER IfEWI PAGE ELETBf OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major J. R. William* OUT OUR WAY WELL, JUST TELL ME " • P1TCH6* WHO THE FAMOUS l& WHO WALKS ANP LOOKS I.IKE THIS"' I, WANT "TO WRITE HIM A LETTER BEFORE HE CRIPPLES HALF THE KIDS IfJ THE TOWN.' BeO — ASHBS CM IMS FLOOR — A PIPE 4PILLSD OH THE W?665ER CHAIRS «•» A CCMTU4UAL UPROAR LI KB 1HS -TRUWPtTlM* OP AM DOES SHE Mft'MAGE TO HOfD „ SACK TKETEARS? PHEW...I CONT KNOW HOW HEP AN VDD *P6AK. LIKE /iiz™vwN/0tfrH THINK. LIKE VENUS HELLO, EOT A VEND? 6AL JUST TAU6HT/ME AN OLD WESTERN H£P,..TH£Y NOT V\6 THE — Massacre Mountains by Frank C.Robertson $*«*/«. <«c. Knd> TUB STORY t Pete BlorrUon, •emiting for a trnicron train headed for Cnlifnrnifl. (* looking fur « | »i>»t »o sppnfl the -winter. The best nvnflnlile In Tiro Illverj., but l( U nder the doniinntlnn of « rtnc- i :d Zfld Unme«. Pet* I «-hpre he mrel* 7,nd'n dna(rhl*r. Ilptty, .Ie«i» WillinniN, the loremsB. trlln Hetty Ihnt I'rt« l.*n't likely II I 7ADEK BARNES had worked his game too often for his methods "to remain secret. Four out of five I emigrant trains passing through wo Rivers had .suffered the same I 'losses in the same way. Before arriving there they all [had to pass through a mountainous 1, region which led from one pass to another. Most of the trains were ^supplied with extra cattle and ihorses, and in spite of the most Pete Morrison saw in his imag- I;vigilant effort most of them had |;a good share of their animals stol- jen from them by Indians. Some !had even had to trade their animals for immunity against threatened attack. If they close-herded through the danger zone their stock was worn and thin, and they had to trade for fresh animals before starting nation was a prosperous settlement stretching from the junction of the two rivers far up the Santos River. There was soil, climate, and water—and so long as people continued to go West there would be markets. It was an ideal place for a colony, but he knew that before one could starl, Zad Barnes would have to be ousted, and it the difficult desert trek. And the might be no easy thing. only man they could trade with i-as Zad Barnes, and he drove a hard bargain. No proof had ever been obtained that the Indians acted on Barnes' orders; on the contrary the man had always maintained tha but for his influence over them the emigrants would not have escaped with their lives. That, Pete Morrison didn't believe. To find out the truth abou Zadek Barnes' operations was what had brought him into the Two Rivers country. As yet he didn't know whether encountering this girl of Zad's was going to Barnes' place. Nate needed a place to light. He' wasn't by na- tiirn out to be an asset or a liability. Pete's inquiries along the way proved that the settlers to the north had a wholesome fear, of ure a restless man like Pete Morrison. He had an idea the place would suit Nate fine. Two Rivers-seemed like many most of them believed that Zad ' devilish and resourceful than the scattered bands of nomadic desert •Indians on whom the blame for •the outrages fell. There was danger involved In spying upon such a man, and Pete ;had not been stupid enough to at- tsmpt it without backing. But al the moment that backing meant little except that if he got killed someone would try to do something about it. He was following a rough but well defined road out of High Valley. Some six miles below Barnes' ranch he had cut into a road coming out of the canyon to the east, and this wos the route the emigrants had to take to reach High Valley. He, himself, had come in from the north, where the route had been too steep for wagons. There was no sign of recent travel, and it was too late in^the season to expect any more cml- Igiant trains that year. He smiled |a little at that. Zad Barnes could !np Kiirpri.sod. '. The road emerged suddenly to 'the brow of a long, low bench, and below him, four or five miles distant, lay the trading post of Two Rivers in the middle of a fertile meadow. He could see a wide, 'Slow moving river winding lazily down a narrow valley, while another smaller but more turbulent stream cut in through a narrow gorge to the south to intercept the main stream perhaps a mile below ,lhc cluster of adobe buildings thai Iwcre Zad Barnes' headquarters. the scene over. The California-bound emigrants would scarce- jly give it a second glance. They iwoulcl all have been scared and Perhaix a mile below Itr the cluster of adobe bulldinjs that were ' B«nei' He had taken his time on the way, and he rode slowly on now, and gave grudging approval to Zad Burnes' choice of a location One man said tonelessly, "He's in Ihe store.'" Pete dismounted .and entered the Jong, low building the man indicated. He found a white man and an Indian inside. The while man was massive. The top buttons of his shirt were unfastened to display a hairy chest, and his sleeves were rolled up above great, muscular forearms. A black, somewhat tangled beard beginning to show splotches of gray almost covered his face. The nose was short and flared out widely at the nostrils above a small, cruel mouth. If he wanted to, Barnes could go The eyes were small, close out and cut all the hay he needed gether, and deep-set. They were without having to ever «tick a plow in Ihe ground, or he coulc merely turn hit stock on the meadow in the winter time «nd they would stay fat. Pete wasn't guilty of covetousness, for he wanted nothing lor himself. He didn't intend to stay here, but he would like to see his friend Nate Wilkinson located on black as little chunks of coal. "Mr. Barnes?" Pete inquired of Lhis man. "That's me," the man replied. "Who are you?" "My name is Morrison. I'm from Zad Barnes and his Indians. Yet other frontier trading posts be had seen. Horses, saddled, and unsad- had white accomplices far more died, r».nging from the finest - - - thoroughbreds to the scrubbiest mustangs, were tied here and here. He could see,Indian» loaf- ng about, and in the shade of one of thtf buildings a number of white "Yeah? What part?" Barnes asked with what seimed to Pete unusual interest. "Southern part. Alton. Haven't been there for many years though. You from that state?" "No, I'm not," Barnes said a ittle too emphatically. "Never was there." He's lying, Pete thought, and wondered why the man thought e might be interested in where' e had come from. "Travelin' alone?" Barnes asked. "In a way. First, I want to tell you that I spent the night at your ranch in High Valley. I paid your men and Indians were gambling daughter for my supper and break- on a spread blanket. All the players were seated cross-legged on he ground, and the only spectator seemed to be a tall Indian who leaned with folded arms against Barnes demanded bluntly. he building. That Indian, Pete knew Instantly, was a Navaio— and thii was far from Navajo country. The building which furnished he gamblers shade was the store, and it stood back a little from a solidly connected row of bulld- ngs, or rooms built in the form of an L, and facing an open, dusty court. These, he was to learn, housed Zad Barnes, and the more avored of his retainers, and con- ained the rooms he had to rent, as well as a long dining room and kitchen. Back of thu stood a num- >er of cabins, some of them built out from the river. The court itself laced a willow thicket which came almost to the north end of the connected rooms. That sijtth sense which warn men ot the frontier of danger was operating on Pete now until he could almoct smell it, • • • "'HE white men on the blanket looked up with hostile expressions on their faces. The Indians glance up from ihe !ittle pile of coins in the middle of the blanket I >ETE took plenty of time looking Pete seldom forgot a face, and hediatoly. He gave Pete a long spcc- 4U~ »~~..~ «.,«,. Tl,« ^^lifrtr_ ,i.*,i n r, r l *ht> facAe ftf thftc* iwh H n 11 la t i ve stare. Finally hp asked .anxioui to get awuy. But whatlBarne*." scanned the faces of these white men, but he had never seen any of them before. Pet* said, "I'm looking for Zad fast." He expected Barnes to show surprise at that, but the man seemed inmoved. "What's your business?" Pete replied, "Before the war I was a guide. Served four years in the army, and now I'm trying to get back into my old work." "Guides are a dime a dozen, No- x>dy around here needs any guidance." Barnes smiled at his own witticism. Pete said, "I've already got a job. I'm bringing a party of emigrants through this way to California." — • • * DARNES betrayed the surprise •*-* which Pete expected, but he wasn't looking for the Indian's interested, "Ughl" Pete gave the Inn the cottonwoods which spread dian a little more attention. He was broad and stocky; the exact opposite of the tall, slender Nava- io outside, with a cra/tly, animal look on his not unintelligent face. Barnes recovered quickly. 'You're a little late in the season," le said. % "That's the trouble. I'm looking for a place for my people to spend the winter, and this sort of looks ideal. There's plenty grass lor the stock, and if we can arrange to didn't seem interested enough to buy supplies from you everything should be all right." Barnes didn't answer imme- ulativc stare. Finally he asked bluntly, "That the reason you been askln' 10 many question! (bout me along your way?" (T* Be Continued) Television— Tonite, Tomorrow WMCT, Memphis. Channel 5 MONDAY 'NIGHT, JUNE 16 6:00 Paul Winchell 6:30 Howard Barlow 7:00 SO Years Forward 9:00 Cisco Kid 8:30 News Reporter 9:45 Tonight in Sports ' 9:55 Weather 10:00 Wrestling 10:46 News 11:00 Man Against Crime 11:30 Suspense 12:00 News 12:05 Sign Of? 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