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Image 6 of Jeffersonian (Jeffersontown, Ky.), January 4, 1912

Part of Jeffersonian (Jeffersontown, Ky.)

The Kidnapping of Lois McDaniel BY BERNICE HELEN ROBINS i JEFFERSONTOWN. KY. Chatter Oxe sun was siowly sinkirg CHE western tal , feather pine the anl casting its last quif erinif rasuj'on a lonely little net!ed in the golden hued hills trei-- s rot-tair- e, door of Colorado, to the low of the cottage stood Lois McDaniel. Bverr day of the girl' short life, had she stood and gazed out over the lame scene which no.v lay before her. and vfaich a stranger would think most grand, but tl.e tall hills, the vast acres of valley, even the river, which she silver ribbon-lik- e now see rinding far beiow her, could ht Id no coarnCfor Loifc. She longed, oh! how she longed for" the gay. bristling noise of the outer world, but moat of ill she longed fur something, she hardly knew what, but something to hreak the dull monotony of her daily life and give her a wider, better view of the great unknown world and its occupants. But now. as she was g out upon her ivy-ho- ng i never known to turn from his door any one without home or in want, o after Inviting him into the cozy room, he stirred the embers of the fire into a cheerful blaze and pr, pared to m.'ike the stranger comfort able and enjov a friendly chat. By and lv the stars began to twinkle in the heavens although it was still q lite light. Mr. McDaniel, a bit worri' d. stepped to the door, hut his fear entirely vanished when he h ard the cow bells slowly coming up th" mountan path, turning to the man hovering before the fire he said, 'Make yourself at home, my friend," and picking ny the milk pails he left the house. Very soon the cows came one by one up to the tiny barn, but where w; s their driver? He looked in vain down the narrow path, but the fast gathering twilight ohscured his vision. "Perhaps she started the cows on and stopped to pick a bunch of wild flowers,"' mused the old man to himself, renumbering those which Lois had brought him just the eve- , . : t ne. umsucu lms muKiag "iiig I. r oeioie. TT C ' L everyday life: her silent reverie was man broken !v an old silver-haire- d who had prevouslv tteen enjoying a and upon returning to the house, quiet rest, as the smoke of fiis pipe found that Lois had not come yet. curled high above his head. "Daug- The stranger, drowsy from the hter,' said he. as his eyes lested lov- warmth of the room had fallen asleep ingly upon the fair face of his only in front of the hearth the old man child, "Daughter, suppose you rune awoke him and informed him of his e and start the cows crouoie. lie arose nastily anu prodown the home, it is getting late, and trie posed that they should walk down the foot path in search of the girl. milking must be done at seven The girl turned, gave her father a So trembling from anxiety the old bright smile, aud then passed through man lit his lantern and together they the tiny yard about the house and started down the hill. Most earnestly ran lightly down the narrow foot did the stranger, who gave his name path, which led its way down among as Morgan, try to console the fi father. The woods echoed with bushes and t rees, to the foot of the steep hill. Shading her eyes with their calls, but all in vain. "You wait her hand she gazed far out down the here." said Morgan, "I'll run down vailey and over the adjoiuing hills, and explore the valley about the dually, she spied the herd of cattle footof the hill." And with something grazing peacfully. so with a song on of a smothered chuckle in his voice her lips and forgetting her loneliness he was gone. For fully an hour did she hurried down the path to start the old man wait, seated upon a stone, his head in his hands. Still Morgan them homeward. I . 1 hill-sid- ight-ene- d j Fifteen years before a company of rullians from the west, knowing that this land was growing in value every day. had purchased all they could, for miles around the old McDaniel homestead, which was perhaps, the most fertle spot in that part of the country, and for fifteen years had this company of westerners tried in vain to come into possession of it. But Mr. McDaniel had refused to sell at any price the land which had belonged to the McDaniel family for generations back, and now. every one knew that after his death Lois would be the sole heiress to the old homestead. Thev also knew that the old white-haire- d father had warned his daughter many times, to neyer under any circumstances, give up the old home to these marauders who desired so much to have it. The company consisted of twenty rough looking men who, when they had something settled in their minds, determined to carry it out. They. with their families, were now camp ing just four mi les from the McDan iel farm. The same day on which this story opens the plotters were sitting about the great fire place of the camp, discussing the best means in which to gain possession of the coveted land. At length the leader, a tall unshaven man of perhaps thirty-livor forty, spoke up: "Kellers," said he 'we've got to get it, we'vi got to get that farm in order t make the ri t of our land pay, but how are we agoin' to do it. so long a that gal is alivin? The ole man'l drop off soon, then in will step that purty thing to claim it an that'll bt the end of it." lie finished sneeringh aud settled himseli into a thoughtful reverie. After a while one of tin men started suddenly, as though witl a new idea, the rest turned expectantly toward him. Peering anxiously about to make sure that none but fib companions should hear he whimperer e did not return, so picking up his lante n he sorrowfully made his way back to the house. All night long he walked the floor, hut what was the 'use of worrying, perhaps Lois had heard of sickness at the nearest neighbors and had offered her help. Surely she would be in in the morning, but before the sun was up he had started off for Clifton's house, which was one and one half miles away from the McDaniel hom stead. There he told his story and was told that Lois had. not been seen. Mr. Clifton, however, mounted his horse and started out with him on the river road they hunt. Taking went on for four miles at a brisk trot until they came at last to a number of log cabins situated closely together and forming quite a little village. These cabins were all empty, but fresh wagon tracks, also a confused number of foot prints told that perhaps five hours befote they had been inhabited. YThe two men e supposed that some had stopped for a night's shelter and had way-fare- rs early that morning taken their departure. It was now noon; all that lay they kept up their hunt, and for many davs after, but all in vain. )ne night returning home tired and Hopeless he gave up in despair and throwing himself upon the bed in he lonely cottage sobbed hysterically, "How can I live without herV ;ois my daughter, my baby." Never lefore had she been away from him o long, then praying earnestly that he would be restored to bim he ettled down into a sad calmness. Wewks passed, even months, McDaniel went about as one in i dream, never did he lift his eyes to faze at the splendor of the hills, he cared not for beauty, his life seemed i ourden. Slowly he went about his laily tasks bowed with intense sorrow. Still he had a great hope, which .hone like a bright star in his darkened lite, a hope for the return of us daughter. Wil-lia- hoarsely, "let's kidnap htr, her one of us, she can help oui women, and take care of the kids, The evening shadows were just bethen wiien her pap drops off, let hei ginning to throw a mistic darkness take the land and we will do with it iver the silent valley when the as we please " Fc a few moments al.' vagon stopped in the sheltering was silent: then, the others agreeing ecess of a large clump of tall surmac it was a good plan seconded it anu oushes near the river, just below the all plauned that it should be carrier lill on which the McDaniel farm was out that very night or at. least an .ituated. Here the horses were tied, effort made. 'So at fourVcleck that md after ligbting a small bonfire of e wagon twigs, one of the men, Joe Morgan 0 , thergreat gypsy-likMcDaniel farm, V name, started up the hill toward stai tea toward the occupied by four men of the band the light which now gleamed from while the rest of the company agreer he cottage window. Two more were to stay up all night, if need be, to to stay at the foot of the hill to await their return. . nake sure that no intruder should see them or spoil their plans, while Chapter Two che forth was to stay at the wagon and listen for the signals which were In the cottage the old man bar .fallen into a quiet nap, and still the soft low tooting of a horn. Morgan slumbered on when a sharp' knock nad gone around to the other side of on tae door aroused him to find a tali .he hill and could now be seen mak- ng his way toward the cabin. The poorly clad stranger asking for adtwo men at the foot of the hill were mittance. 6ome food and a drink of water. Now William McDaniel was stealthilly starting up the narrow let's-mak- e footpath when all at once they both stood still dumbfounded for here they had come face to face very suddenly with the very object of their journey, Lois, who had started the cows on and because she loved to be alone in the cool gray twilight had stopped often along the way to sit upon a mossie rocK or listen enchanted to the clear, sweet notes of the waters as they fall over the rapids far below her. Now as she stood face to face with utter strangers fear for the first time in her life completlv overcame her. She started s viftly, up the path, but one of the men stepped before her and catching her hands said, "Come! come! pretty lassie." Both men now took bold of her md tried to force her down the path. Lois now realized the situation and speechless with fear gave one loud piercing scream, and fell limp and white as death at their feet. Upon stoouing over they discovered that she had lapsed into a deep swoon. "Best thing that could happen," chuckled one, "easy prey, easy prey," and lifting her in his arms made his way down the steep hillside. His companion hurried on ahead and when at the foot of the hill they could see the faint flickering of the bonfire over on the river. At the call of the horn which one of the men drew from his pocket, the man stationed at the wagon came to their aid, and they managed to get the girl into the wagon before she recovered from her fright. The men placed an old feather bed in the bottom of the wagon and placing her upon it tied her hands and feet and administered cool water to her hot brow and parched lis. By this time Lois was able to sit up and was then informed of the whole story and the reason of their conduct. In vain did she plead to be restored to her poor old father: in vain did she offer the small amount of money, which for years she had been saving, but she told them she would die before she would promise them the land which her father now owned and which would some time belong to her. At this the men grew angry, they laughed at her bribe and pleadings, so with a convulsive shudder she threw herself down on the bed they fixed for her, and sobbed as if her heart would break. How long would these cruel men keep her? And what kind of life would she have to lead in their camp? And father, "Oh father!" she moaned, what would shorten his now contented life more than this, or make still whiter those thin grey locks of hair than the giving up of his only comfort, his LUMBER In all its variations for all kinds of building purposes is our business. We ask you to investigate our stock i and our prices. FRED Q. JONES & CO. bLo"e:ktvs Wholesale and Retail. Ship Anywhere. 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