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MONDAY, DECEMBER «T, 19M BtTTHEVILLH (ARK.)' COURIER PAGE NINE OUR BOARDING HOUSE — with Major HoopU OUT OUR WAY By J. R. William* C*«" ""SU. ME VOU'RE MOT CHFATIN6/MOM.' COMC HERE (3UICK ANP SEE IF He HIPIN6 SOME CARD* BACK TMEC6J I TOOK v~ i <=VN .uralWE USUAU^ COULD TUGM L&flM^I YUL£TIDe|s-rHlS IM AS UIK.C (PC H ffcA-i-i».!/=.• AC* QOV^N! « w££v»'/ «W Ato >A E?OWL / ^* '^WiAeYlffKSNED/f OF ,•• DEBIT*,-! MS^ E MPT M VA| Vf «gw lcH ' U ? ,MO(?AL, PHV5ICAL/1 SETA'S &ED/ / ^T£ * n WHY WOTHEE^. GET GRAY JRWLU.>AW£> Television — Tonight, Tomorrow — W,MCT Channel 5, & WHBQ Channel 13 WMCT Channel 5 Monday Night. 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AlHianl Ihr Grn- *rnl nralh »» II pri-na«» to KO tip the Colorado "Irrr from tw iiKcd lo koop Arixona from brfttK pnptured In 'he War He- ITTCCH thr Stated. Cniitnla Crolch dorn not »k«- hl« job ut hnnllnK th« rinm. HI* Job I* to take miner* in the ijolil fltrld-. At»o • board In n.Trlolifr Burkp. n Mf>- Imlrr mnii, irlio honnlcd the «irnml>nni ni ihc snmc time tke rlflrs were loaded. rv iTVroW the major was trimming ^ his cigar. He Ivnew Crotch (thoroughly, had not jumped at •this scheme without thought and :he made up his mind carefully 'Where to begin his persuasion. "In your .opinion," he spoke eoberly, "how important is this gold strike?" Crotch withdrew the nugget from his pocket, placed it in the officer's hand. Last trip down jtrom La Paz a drunk had tossed it onto the texas deck—thrown it merely to hear sash glass tinkle! The major nodded. "I've seen the same thing before. A miner passed through Yuma carrying as much as he could pack. And he had shoveled it from the gravel in three weeks!" "That's where the army made its mistake. Instead of pulling out the few hundred dragoons we had in Arizona they should have sent more to force peace on the Apaches." "And the Confederates," Murphy said quietly. "I'll tell you this, though. A courier has reached me from General Carlton. We've cleaned the country all the way to the Rio Grande. But there is still going to be a fight When Jefferson Davis rcal- i/.cs the true worth of the Colorado, they're coming back in force. And already lower Arizona's sympathies are definitely with the Confederates." The major ros« and commenced pacing the floor. "The bureaucrats in Washington will also recognize the gold fields of Arizona, and finally establish an independent territory. Some sort of government will have to be set up in the North, possibly at Fort Whipple. Until they act. we've got to hold what we have." He took a turn about the room, began again. "Lieutenant Lane has my orders to establish a company of volunteers at La Paz. These men must have guns to hold the country against the Apaches. In cas« of a Confederate attack they are the only ones we can depend on. We've got to hold the placer fields until Washington makes up its mind. And you must deliver my Spring- fields!" "There are larger packets— Jamison and his Navigation Company. I have officers who may refuse," Crotch said thoughtfully. "And you force me to say things I would rather not speak," the major murmured and turned his hands hopelessly. "Where you came from you had the reputation of being a tough fighter—a stubborn, rawhided man when you believe you are right. Jamison's seldom on the same side with you. He's primarily a buccaneer, a man who means to squeeze the last drop of blood from this river. Possibly he doesn't care for me because, in a way, I represent law." "You put the matter bluntly." "I'm speaking now as your friend. I tell you that Jamison. Maddix and company are out to lay you by the heels. Never give them a chance, Crotch. Never let yourself be caught off guard." Crotch felt response to Murphy, a sober realization of his duty. "Your mining machinery will go through to La Pail" Afterward* Crotch descended the stairway, knowing the full weight that Murphy hid hoisted upon his shoulders. Men would be killed because at his part in this business. He turned his head toward th« barroom, catching Radclifl Burk« staring into the mirror. • • • INTUITIVELY be had the feeling Burke was tied up with his cargo, was waiting here In the Gila House because this had been the place of his appointment with Major Murphy. Belaire, the miner whom Dreyfus had backed down in the river, was also drinking at the mahogany counter, but be favored Crotch only with aloofness. So far ai Crotch could tell, these two. Burke and Belaire, hadn't been scheming together. He looked directly into Burke'i face and said roughly: "You were unfriendly to a lady. Don't you know any better?" The man's entire body stiffened. He had deep-set eye sockets with shaggy brows. Eye. sa black as tar, and as the tenseness in them gradually ran out, Crotch had the impression Burke wa* amused at him. "Do you think it's necessary to remind a gentleman of his manners?" "A gentleman, no. But what are you? You knew her, and sh« knew your name." • • • BURKE was appraising Crotch for his values. It was clear the captain was pressing this issue, was asking for trouble. Thot* in the Gilt House were seasoned frontiersmen, who knew Crotch, and they were spreading out to make room for what was shaping up. His kind made worthy adversaries, and Burke was sorely tempted to try him. The challenge ran deep in Burke, pulling at his nerve centers and tensing his muscles. Yet he held back because he had use for Crotch. A man couldn't kill simply for anger's sake: not a Southern man who had joined the organization to which Burke belonged Such a man must put personal desircf behind him. "Come, Captain! I never fight. I don't know the woman." (T* B* Continue*) By BILL WALKER BefO*E YimTWK H'PrrcHtR VOO :'HOUCPA IN5WREPYER CAMERA WITH W. L WALKER INSURANCE AGENCY G kin w Bld[. Phono S-4JN SHOPPERS SPECIALS! FRESH HEN EGGS (Not 3 $•! -Ifl Pullets) ...... doz. I I* Apples Oranges .bu. $2.49 5 Ib. bag 29c APPLES :: 490 Pink Meat Grapefruit . . 6 for 25c AMort«d Xmai Candy Ib. 25c Grapefruit 8 Ib. bag 39c W»t«r Type Tree Stand 98c ALL TOYS REDUCED Select your tree from the largest »tock of Xmaj trees In town. We alao have Bilver trees. 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