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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 3, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta HOW THE DEMON RUM 3AVED Fa Can Fighter Had Not Bought a Flask of Bit of Its Cork Had Not Clogged His Revolver the Famous MarshalWould Have Died in a Duel >T would dsiicult to pick out tha I happening; in tie iff of JCf-r- whole life has one of adventures. The chancttr of can. imajriaed when QS is said that since his appointment to has made than ono thousand arrests, per cent of which for xmtrder, and majority of the prisoners were ef the jjea- character- of the crbainala, and mtn of West. 3orm in Central and tjrought up by his father on a. ranch in Western jCezaus, he has lived, the fall life oi the frontier that nurged at last Into rough and tumble eiriHaatloa time jiow prevails in the Territo- ries. was dra-wt frota him -with dif- Ictslty, and that it shonM be from any of the msTiy others are well known tiles Oklahoma is due to fact that it dccla with narrowest escape fr liubt etched out Ehe words Catt." steps slackened. "I'm in a he said. "You'll do of the was the prompt roKponsa of Dlelbaek as he caught the liii'e uinn roughly by arm. Qufgg stood still and peered up at bun In the re- flected "Say, he bagran, with A tone of patronage that been ludicrous had It not held certain quiT'ty of Jest legal keeper planted down in Texas two yonrs ago. and 'been ible to the thoujbt of another 1210. kr Wear Tort HerxM Co. AD Htf GOOD many dun't approve of rum. Lots of folks who know trine they're? about and all of those wbo don't wBl tell j-oti that the little red deoan lurking In the txmle nothing erll for Bcanfclnd. v IhiC Jack beans eny light into raa call It o Rbllltlp.s tfce flask Into one of the cnpacloas "Been hiitin' the asked Dklbnck su.v of "It.won'c test He for tbo doer, but stepped to ask, "Row far b It tc "Naw. snapped Quigg. "What's It to Mebbe botrr." answered the bar- "If voii bare you don't go. that's what" keeper. Q-iiffp nodded asfi !nto the nigbt vgay, none of depjirture of bU customer the barkespei _ _. evidences of n stracre cbcrratJcn. For faHy 'Aw, dry up. Interposed (jaickly. "He's nvc ue stared motlouletti fit tbe door through right, Dielback. He ain't scrappy only when'e ne'j which bad For five more missies he Rlarcd -it the celling, his fat face packorcd In lines of n ons." thafs safe bet jumpy tnrncd Carpenter. you bring- your "Did I bring my lieadr" rasped Qulap- we'd bike for Diel- back, f TiK three started dowa the atrett townrd the yards. Two yocks fcrtber alocj cbey came of a vlniv's vbereca a dlnsr yello-c? jet of with Beater energy. Finally be tbrcy down hto rsg a throaty exclamation nnd fsrtcd into tljs at the end of the room. Thcn.-e rajjrbt heanl presently the cJIci or a receiver !a due rtrae thig cactloas Leahy. bear? And if there'i halves, d'y' gee? WcJ1> I? old ajaw. I ?ald on tlis aJl day, first Tve him ic two Yo-ab. at Harrow. Harrow. I but I ftla't I "Would Ycu Take Stamps? AakoiQuiSSS Soae.hour or "United States Marshal Jack Abaraathr, acting on Icforraatlon received from Leahy the post office Inspector cf the district, set out from Oklahoma dry for the little .town of Harrow with two of his beat deputies, "Chrte" Winters sad John Jones. All three men went heavily armed. Abernatby carried hid favorite equipment, aa aiiiu- mntlc shotgun, with sh-ills loaded with buckshot, ami n magazine revolver of large calibre. That was the Marshal's friend and true, and he uii darstood U as only a mas can who uas bau to depcnrt upon a weapon time and agsln. Among other notebk- exploltj In its manipulation be had once used it to drill a moonshiner, three tlam aiming by tbe flash of s cnu eisrbry away, la dead darkness. Tne IltUe Jorcs proceeded bj ft roundabout route to their destination, arrivlcs- soon after the Year bad been tahered In oa a stiff wind. Harrow Is of those vlrtnotis towns that celebrate New by golo? to bed an hour earilcr than usual. wflg.po bftnloud soul abroad In the stress the Mnnhal mapped out bis plan cf campaign, which was simple oaough. CoraerlRg the Burglars. Jones pUcod well down the street at one en'a iTVInters at the other. He took np his own posttlosj opposite tho post oSce In. the shadow of R brick block, were rewidJajf clouds that ahscuzeu tho moon, but frarn tisic lime be had a clear view of the structare tbat represented tho sacred dignity of the govern en eut. It was about one o'clock wbcn Jones carae gliding, back from his post along the dark side of the strict sad told Afceraatfcy that he bod seen three Djr.irea skaikicg Jato tbe town irow bis The word was passed to Winters, and the oficerg took cover In beeping sharp watch. The rnooe sailed out of retiremeat presently, and in Its tbln Hfbt they made out the whom they bad coiac to welcome. Tbe visitors kept close to- gether oa the bright side of the street and headed lowird tha ofBce. Several doers from that building thsy came In front of one cf HarroTrs two far. fonnatloa, tbe three .officers liaret frum tba shadows Inlo the moonlight In the middle of tbe street. "Throw up yoor roared Aberaathy. levelling hi; shctjrun. There was i tnblean of .in Instant wlilic tbfi figures oa tbe steps r.t the bank whirled and three wbitr stared at jjppRrltlocs thus rudely Interrupting them. Then carce swift response. One of tho barg- vews> post "By Jintpl they're pcJag to try pbJsperftd Winters. to filzix ana garnered in o; rapid shots cieft ihe paio rnooniigut- tnonis aua crackllnc reports raiip orcr the sleeving town. the bank Qae of tlie men on tSw steps emptied an automatic revolver the street, whipped out another and Tho burglars started to ran, flrinj: as bo went. Another pitched forward on his knees to tbo pavement, but twisted :L At .this Instant tise Marshal In tho beat of flfrl bad worked up almost to tbe steps of the bank. Now about to nnct half bidden In the eDtraoce, a little 'mim.'who beld him covered with a blc old fasfeioued revolver. The Mtrle man. was QnicjC. It was of tbosa seconds in; retrospect to hnr? stretched out Into aeons.. knew- was a crack A tyro cocJd noi have mlsstd at-thV dbtsicc- The blfe'Marshat heard the'burglar "c'Li'actle.'" saw: stee! barrel In' tbtf cold saw.che'flnger crooked aboar the took their 111 a picrn.re_at which to have for hours. There was'rio fear In hlcx no emotion of any kind. He waitefl. uelpJessIy. .Tbe hamnaer Tbere click. Afi If poteetf :on pptings Abcrnatby leaped Wtntcrs, who not seen clearly wbat was passing, pistol from and. turning, a stream of. as .tbe bnrjlar Bcrenined and from door-- way. The Marshal biro, closed with him and.'; grasping the burglar's weapon, strove-to. h. Quigp's strength was great. Now It was tbat flend. The two spnn and rrresiied In a terrific strug- gle, Quigg striving to bring kte jrup.Lntq play, Aber- nathy bending all power upon And rLen. suddenly, ths waj over. The.Marstial felt Ills opponent iinip Ic his grasp, Aber- natby caught him end lowered bim to tee" around. But Qulcg bad died on .bis feet, while still fighting. -Tbe Merslial took account .at a glance-' JODCS "wta down, badly here: Winters was.'wounded.' vrns dead. Dielbsck, np the street, lay groaning iu paiii. At the foot of the steps was Carpenter.. bent over him. "Wbere'd you get The wounded ;man -pressed a .hand to bis frretat. Tin he said quletiy. "Did you know answered Carpenter. "We know'you minute you sung out." nidn't you throw up your we aaw it was three to three and we floured we had as good a cbjiuce as you. be. added, weakly, "you betrer look out for that chair then, Lucky some ons didn't kick k over." When Abernathy examined tee chair, which bad not been disturbed in the conflict, be fouad upon ir the packages Qulgj had placed there, ultro- glycerlne co have blotted tue town of Harrow off tbi map. Carpenter died of bis wounds four hours later, after havlusr glvpp all th.2 dstslis or che burglars' uore- jaents to tbe Marshal. It bad been their purpose rob the ?OJt Ofilce ofte'r cleaning out baak. "Dkl- bnck was picked up In n serious condition, but iaur recovered. He Is uow serriag his tluue In prteoa. Abernathy Is not a roan who wastes'much IB fumbling around what might Uavt But be bad a couaJ'ferable curiosity couceruing the of Qulgg's pldtol, to which be owed his life. The re- volver, be found, bad been carried In.the iittk right hand overcoat pocket. In this pocket empty whiskey Du-k, stepped with a. eruuibly, Wben Aberanthy came to examlue tho weapon closely the myatery was cleared. In bwlde tfae ylua- ger of the mechanism was tliiy piece of the corfc. It was wedged ilrnily in such n manner no jc effectively wltb the discharge o" tbe revolver. When Quigg prsased the trigger tbe plunger wai croivded by tills inconsiderable and fell wlib iahed fores upon thft cartridge. The blow WM enough to dent the cartridge cnp, but just fnlleti of sUiUclun: force to explode tLe fnliulaate. As to the Rum Habit. And so it Is that the United States Mr.nLal of Oklahoma has aotLing to say aguicst the mm habit He It Is all well, like many other 111 matters, at times and occasions. For if Qulffg had not ioaisred upon buying the whiskey he would .iot have had Snsk la LH pocket, and be had had tho t-asJ; thtre would have uo cork, U there had no cork there would now Jack AbeniatUy. hare had bullets come so clrwe to my bead tbat I could feel the wind of he says, "and I all sorts of funny tricks that against my side. But I wss M close to out as 1 was the time I KIW toat sgnlnst my heart heard ttie trigger click. "That Httle of whiskey bottW cork WM only thing tbat kept I caa enjoy square each iay.r ;