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MC)TT,~I~, PTV~,R FARM~,R,~ PR~,q~ R01}6ERS' ROOST * by ZANE GREY SYNOPSIS Jim Wall. young cowpuncher from Wyoming. in the early days of the cat- tie Industry, seeks a new field in Utah. Ha meets Hank Hays, who admits be- '1hi a robber, and tells Wall he Is working for an Englishman, Herrlck. who has located a big ranch In the mountalnL Herrick has employed a small arm}" of gun-fighters, and Hays And others lira plotting to steal their employer's cattle and money. Wall sa~es Hunk'S life hY bluffing & gambler out of shooting. With Hays and two other rust}era. Happy Jack and hln- ~eoln, Jim W~II goes to Herrtck's ranch. CHAPTER III--Continued Herrick had selected as a site for ~ls home what was undoubtedly the 'most picturesque point in the valley, If not one that had the most utility for the conducting of a ranch busl. hess. Ten miles down from the head of the valley a plus-wooded bench, almost reaching the dignity of a pro- montory, projected from tlte great ~elol~e of the mountain. Here wber~ the pines straggled down stood the l tong, low cabin of.peeled logs, yellow :in the mmllght. Below, on the fiat, extended the numerous barns, sheds, corrals. A stream poured off the "~ountaIn, white in exposed places, and ran along under the bench and out to Join .the main brook of the valley. Somewhat apart from both the t'er- rais and outbuildings on the fiat stood a new log cabin, hurriedly built, with ~ehtaks still unfilled. The roof extend. 'ed out on three sides over wide porches, where Wall observed three or four beds, a number of saddles and other riders' paraphernalia. The rear of the cabln backed against the rock~ :Jim understood that Hays liad thrown up this abode, rather than dwell too *close to the other employees of Her- +rick. From the front porch one could drop a stone Into the brook, or fish for trout. Tim pines trooped down to the edge of the brook. Naturally no single place In all that valley could have been utterly devoid of the charm and beauty nature had lavished there, but this situation was ideal for riders. Hays even had a !private corrak As Jim rode up to this habitation his quick eye caught sight of curious, still-eyed men on the porch. 1so he observed that there was a store of cut wood stowed assay under the porch. V/el, bore we air," announced Hays. "An' If you don't like it you're shore hard zo please. Finest of water, beef, !lamb. venison, bear meal Butter for our biscuits. An' milk! An' best of all~not very much work. Haw! ]=law F' "Where do we bunk2" asked 31m, presently. "On the porch. I took to the attic myself." "It you don't mLud I'll keep my pack inside, but sleep out under the pines," ~esponded Wall. When at length 31m carried his effects ~p On the porch Hays spoke Up : "Jim, ~ere's the rest of my outfit .... Fellers, scrape acquaintance with Jim Wall, late of Wyoming." That was all the introduction Hays tlny until some other time. Hays went at once Into low-voiced conference with these four men. Happy Jack hauled tip the s~pplie~ Brad Lincoln occupied himself with strolled a rabbit, or any one of which was shelving, reached him. was no step on hls trail now, but he instinctively dis- woutd undoubted- or more of these other Jim resolved man, with eyes , last," replied Jim, : a sturdy, tow.headed forty or thereabouts, had a seemed not surface. Hank took yOU on," he said. cattleman in this outfit, to make Oopyrlght ,--~rl~3 Servlv~~ __J _ , J "I ain't forgot him." "Wal, we set In a poker game with him one night. I was lucl~y. Stud took his losin' to heart, an' he shore tried to pick a flgbL First he was gain' to draw on me, then shifted to Jim. An' Jim bluffed him out of throwln' a gun." "How ?" "Jim Just said for Stud not to draw, as there wasn't a man livin' who could set at a table an' beat him to a "Most obllgin' an' kind of you, Wall," remarked Smoky, with sarcasm, .as ha looked Jim over with unsatisfied eyes. "If you was so all.fired certain of tbet, why'd you tip him off?" "I never shoot a man Just because the chance offers," rejoined Jim coldly. There was a subtle Intimation in this, probably not lost upon Sloeum. The greatest of gunmen were quiet, soft-spoken, sober individuals who never sought quarrels. Jim knew that his reply would make an enemy, even if Slocum were not InstinCtively one on sight. Respect could scarcely be felt by men like Slocum. Like a weasel he sniffed around Jim. "You don't, eh?" he queried. "Wal. you strlke me unfavorable." "Thanks for being honest, If not complimentary," returned Jlm. Hays swore at lils lieutenant: "Un. favorable, huh? Now why do you have pop up wlth a dislike for him?" "I didn't say it was dislike. Just unfavorable. No offense meant." "Smoky," said Hays, "I won't have no grudges In this outfit. I've got the biggest deal on I ever worked out. There's got to be harmony ame, ng us. Jim Gleaned Information From This Rancher. But Smoky bobbin' up again my new man~thet's serious. Now let's lay the cards on *the table .... Jim, do yeu want to declare yourselfT' "I'm willing to answer questions-- unless they get nasty," replied Jim, frankly. "Hold up a stage or somebodyT' helped hold up a bank, You're out of our It was my first and only crack at a bank. Two of us got away. Then we held up a train~blew open the safe In the e~ress car." "Smoky, I call It square of Wall," spoke uP Ha~ "He shore didn't need to come clean as thet." "It's all right," agreed Slocum, as If forced to fair Judgment. Hays plumped off the porch raiL reach now,~' "What'H I do, Hank?" asked Jim. "Wai, you 10ok the whole dlggin's @vet." strous and incredible hoax was being perpetrated upon some farelgner ! corrals ad~01ning the to this. man who said he had owned a home- rancher. was told that was tellln' you about," announced Hays, glibly. "Jim Wall, late of Wyomln'.... Sire, meet the b~s.~ "How do you do, Mr. Wall," returned Herriek. "I understand you've had wide experience on ranches?" "Yes, sir. I've been riding the range since I was a boy," replied Jim. "Hays has suggested making you his foreman." "That I~ satisfactory to me." "You ace better educated than these other men. It will be part of your duties to keep my books." "I've tackled that Job before." "So I was tellln' the boys," Inter- posed Hays. "As I understand ranching," went on Herrlc "~ "- k. . ,ureman handles the riders, l~'ow, as thls ranching game Is strange to me I'm glad to have s fore- man of experience. My idea wan to hire some gunmen along with the cow- boys. Hays' name was glven me at Grand Junction as the hard~st nut in eastern Utah. It got noised about. I presume, for other men with reputa- tions calculated to intimidate thieves f News Review o Current, Events the WoAd Over Murder o~ Dollfuss by Nazis Creates Serious Situation in Europe---Bandit DiMnger Slain by Federal Agents in Chicago. applied to me. I took on Heeseman and his friends." "But you really did not need go to the expense--and risk, I might add--of hlring Heeseman's outfit." "Expense is no ob~ecL Risk. how- ever--what do you mean by risk?" 'Between ourselves, I strongly sus- pect tlmt Heeseman Is a rustler." "By Jove! You don't say? This Is ripping. Heeseman sald the identical thing about Hays." "Wal, Mr. Herrick, don't you worry none," Interposed Hays, suavely. "Shore I don't take kind to what IIeeseman called me to yhur face, but I-can overlook It for the present. You see. if Heeseman is workin' for you he can't rustle as many cattle as if he wasn't. Anythln' come of timt deal you had on with the Grand Junction outfit?" "Yes. I received their reply the other day," rejoined Herrick. "By Jove, that reminds me. I had word from my sister. Helen. It came from St. Louis. She is coming through Denver and will arrive at Grand Junction about the fifteenth." "Young girl~lf I may ask?" added Jim. "Young woman. Helen Is twenty- tWO." "Comi~' for a little visit?" asked Hays. "By Jove, it bids fair to be a life- " e long one, declar d Herrlck. as if ple~sed~ "She wants to make Star ranch her home. We are devoted to each other. If she can stick it out in this bush I'll be Jolly glad. Can you drive from Grand Junction in one day?" "Shore. Easy with a buckbvard an' S good team," replied Hays. Herrlck resumed his walk with Hays, leaving Jim to his own devices. Jim strolled around the corrals, the sheds, down the lane between the pus- tures, out to the open range. This Englishman's sister--this Helen Herrlck~she would be coming to a re- mote, wild and beautiful valley. What would the girl be like? Twenty-two By EDWARD W: PICKARD bY W~tern ~qew~Per Union. ENGELBERT DOLLFUS~, intrepid little chancellor of Austria, has fallen a victim of his political enemies. A group of 141 Nazis, disguised In uni- forms, broke into the chancellory in Vienna and made prlsonez,~ of Dollfuss and a num- ber of his ministers. The chancellor was beaten and shot and left to bleed to death, hls captors refusing to permit a physician or a priest to be called. Without revealing the fact that they had IEngalbert murdered the dicta- Dollfuu tar, the Nazis then ~mrrendered on promise of safe con- duct across the German border, being sided in the negotiations by K. Rieth, the German minister to Austria. When it was learned that Dollfuss had been killed the promise was revoked and the Nazis were locked up. Meanwhile another small bunch of Nazis had seized the radlo broadcast- Ing office and had given out a state- ment that Dollfuss bad resigned and would be succeeded as chancellor by Dr. Anton Rintelen, the minister to Italy. Rtntelen was called to Vienna immediately, put in a cell and there shot seriously. Officials said he tried to commit suicide. I President Miklas called on Dr. Kurt iSchuschnigg, minister of education un- der Dollfuss, to head the government, and he, together with Former Vice Chancellor Emil Fey and Prince Ernst van Starhemberg. the vice chancellor, took charge of the situation with the heimwehr to back them up. Soon aft- erwards it was announced that Van Starhemberg had been made chancel- lor. In the provlnee of Styrla and some other regions civil war broke out almost at once and the Nazis, strong in numbers especially in Graz, were desperately lighting with the reg- ular army and the heimwehr. Italy, France and Great Britain were conferring as to the best mess- lures to take,to carry out their pledges of last February that the integrity of * Austria should be malntalned. Italy, !especlally, was determined that the Austrian Nazis should not gain control of the country and was ready for armed Interventlon. Mussolinl had I 75,000 troops encamped near the AuS- trian frontier and personally assured Prince Van Starhemberg that he would defend Austrian independence. The French professed to look on the Nazi Irevolt as an internal event not war- . ranting intervention at present, but It he question of maintaining Austrian ilndependence Is one of the few in which they agree entirely with the years old, strong, a horsewoman, and handsome--very likely blond, as wasI her brother I And Jim made a mental calculation of the ruffians in Herrick's employ. Eighteen I After supper Hays leaned back and surveyed the company. "~Fellers, we've a pew.wow on hand. Clear the table. Fetch another lamp. We'll lay out the cards an' some coin, so we can pre- tend to be settin' in a little game If anybody happens along. But the game we're really settin' In Is the biggest ever dealt In Utah. "Talk low, everybody," Instructed Hays. "An' one of you step out on the porch now up' then. Heeseman might be slick enough to send a scout ~hver here. 'Cause we're gohY to do et little thing to him .... Hapl~y, dig up thet box of cigars IWe been S~tVin'." "Hank, trot out some champagne," Jeered Brad Llncoln~ "Nothln' to drink, farters," returned Hays. "We're a robber aurAL No ar- guin' or flght[n'.... Any of you who doesn't like thet can walk out now." ~They were impressed by his cool force. "All right. Wal an' good. We're set," he went on. "Today I changed my, mind about gala' slow with th~ Jim wail had a ~lash of divination as ~to this sudden right-about-f~ce. '!Herrick reckons there are:upwards of ten thousand head of ~ock on the range, Some of thea~ rmachers he bought out sold without a~ count. I bought half a dozen herds for Herrlck. As* I underestimated say, rough'cal- culatln', around two thousand head. cattle at forty dollars per?" There did not appear to be a single can Italians. Naturally, everyone blamed Ger- many for the tragedy in Vienna, for the German Nazis have carried on a long and persistent campaign against Dollfuss, making use of the radio with. out restraint. Hitler's government, however, tried to avoid Implication in the Vienna uprising, Minister Relth was recalled to Berlin because of his unauthorized action In helping the Nazi group, and Hitler appointed Franz van Papen to succeed him. The border was closed to all political fugi- tives from Austria. The German press, always under control, was careful not to express Joy over the killing of Doll fuss. On the slde lines, waiting to see wl~at course would prove most advan- tageous to themselves, were Czecho- slovakia, Jugo.Slavla and.Hungary. The situation in central F, urepe thus was packed with dynamite almost as it was twenty years ago, and in all the world capitals the danger of seri- ous international reperc~sslons was recognized. Another general European war may be avoided for the present, but bloody conflict in Austria seemed certain. --OR the first tlm"~ln history a Presi- ! Fdent of the United States set foot !-#n }tawalian soil when Mr. Roosevelt tended at HIlo. He went ashore there especially to visit the great Kliaeuca volcano, and being driven to the edge )f the huge fireplt of Halemaumau, he made a sacrifice to Pele. the fire god- flesh,' by tossing a bunch of red ohello berries into the crater. The city of Hllo gave the President a warm wel- rome and staged a pagemat. Then he proceeded to Honolulu for the maln svents of his vlsLt. His activities there included a review of 15,000 troop~ and an inspection of, the Pearl Harbor naval base. He was entertained at luncheon bY MaJ. Gen. B. H. Wells, ~ommandant of the army department, tttended a picnic given by the Hay- yard dub, ate dinner with Gov. Joseph Polndexter and, after a reception at the governor's mansion retired to the Royal Hawaiian hotel at Walktkl }each, MINNEAPOLIS became the labor riot center of the country, the Rrlking truekmen there and the pe- ~ce e~aging in bloody fights; and, u n San Francisco, much of the up Star cattle be- Father Francis ~I. Haas and E. H. Dunnlgan, federal labor conciliators offered a plan of settlement which wa~ accepted by the strikers, but the era. players turned it down, asserting thai the Reds were behind the strike and that they would have no dealings wit| Communists. Gay. Floyd Olson Imme diately declared martial law In th( city and Hennepln county and AdJu. tant General Walsh of the NationsJ Guard became dictator. The decree even muzzled the press to a consider- able degree. Four thousand guards. men were mobilized and motor patrols toured the streets at Intervals. Following a conference of delegates, 3. 3. Noonau, president of the Licensed Tugmen's Protective association, an- nounced in Detroit that a unanimous vote bound all unions and continued strike action In demand of an eight- hour day and a $2,400 yearly wage. Noonan said the next move was up to the sblpowners, chiefly represented by John W. Cushing, Chicago, and G. A. Tomlinson, Cleveland. About ninety tugs have been tied up at Great Lakes ports since the men left their Jobs June I, Noonan said. JOHN DILLINGER, murderer, bank robber, outlaw and most notorious of America's modern desperadoes, is dead. Traced to Chicago, he ventured a visit to a moving picture theater to see a film of the life of a man who ended in the electric chair. As he came out of the thea- ter federal agents and a police squad from East Chicago, Indiana, surrounded him. Ha drew his pistol and was instantly shot to death. Melvin H. Pur- John vls, chief of the "inves- Dilllnger tigating forces of the Department of Justice in Chicago, led hls men In thls final and successful ef- fort to get Dllltnger, dead or alive. The outlaw had sought to disguise himself by having i~ls face lifted and his hair dyed and by growing n short mustache. His finger tips, also, had been treated with acid. His identification, however, was immediate and certain. It was credibly reported that a wom- an had given the tip that resulted In the killing of Dlllinger, but naturally, her name was not made public, for five members of his gang are still at large and might be expected to avenge their leader. The Informant Is due to re- calve at least a considerable share of the rewards offered by the govern- ments of the United States, Indiana and Minnesota for Information leading to the capture or death of Dmtuger. These rewards total $15,000. Attorney General Cummings in Washington was elated by the news of Dtlllnger's death. He warmly praised the work of Mr. Purvis and his men, who had devoted most of their time for four and a half months to the elimination of the desperado. Three of the DtMnger gang besides the leader have been killed tn battle with the law. Eight others are in prL~- on, two of them under sentence of death. X_~ITH the collapse of the general YY strlke In the San Francisco area and the defeat of the radical element among the workers, the longshoremen at all ports of the Pacific coast voted to submit to arbitration their differences with the ship owners. The latter had agreed to arbitrate and at the same time had promised to bargain collectively with other maritime unlons. In the San FranciSCO bay re- gion there were 108 vessels in port and the work of loading and unloading these went on rapidly. In other re- spects normal conditions there were restored. The "vigilante" bands con- tinued their raids on Communist hang- outs and the police arrested a number of radlcal~ ~ne hope that the alien agitators captured can be deported was rather dashed by the attitude as- sumed by Secretary of Labor Perkins in the matter of deportation& She la waiting for the next congre~ to pass the leniency measure that would give her dictatorial power in these cases, OLE H. OLSON Is tn the saddle aa the acting governor of North Da- kota and matters polltlcal were quieter in Bismarck. The house of the state legislature called Into cession by Wil- liam Langer, the ousted governor, went home after naming a committee to consider impeachments. 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