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TAGE SIX CRITTENDEN RECORD-PRESS, JULY 8TH 1909
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PARR I S H&iWll&LWN MELVILL
I CHAPTER XXIX.
In Which We Fight Death.
I remember distinctly enough the
first six days of that boat voyage; It
seems as If every dotall was burned
upon my brain with fire. 1 seo the
faces of the men constantly becoming
more hnggard and hopeless as they
stared, dull-eyed and aimlessly, out
over the endless waste of water to the.
dun sky. We were so tired of It; It
had grown so hateful In Its pitiless
vacancy, Its dull, dreary void. It
seemed to me that with every recurring
dawn those within the boat
appeared older, grayer, more deeply
lined; their exposed flesh caked more
heavily with tho salt spray, their
limbs cramped from confinement and
cold; their eyes lusterless and heavy
with despair. They conversed with
eon.o effort at cheerfulness at first,
figuring on the speed with which we
sailed, dlvMlii up the treasure, counting
the gold pieces, and speculating
upon their probablo value, nut
followed swiftly as day
merged Into day, with only that same
desert of tumbling waters stretching
about us, that same wild sky over
head. Finally the growling voices
ceased entirely, the fellows becoming
moody and sullen, scarcely answering
even when addressed.
If anything the women managed to
bear up better than the men, but
whether this was because of their dispositions,
or failure to comprehend fully
the desperation of our situation, I
am Enable to say. Yet outwardly they
seemea to retain courage Ion -Mr
However, their eyes told me plainly
enough how heavily the hour3
rested upon thorn. I saw comparatively
little of Cell ate, as she chose a position
near the foot of the mait, and
remained there much of the time,
wrapj ed warmly In blankets,
to by De Nova, who sat bi 3lde
Fvcsr is v
ixr -v r - L-y-
y- ; - i . --St"5!-"5
She Still Sat at My Knee, Yielding
Me New Courage.
her. But Doris remained aft with me,
resting when I was off duty, but sitting
wide awake, her head touching
my kneo whenever It was my trick at
the tiller. It seems a strange thing to
nay, yet I believe It was the very certainty
of death which kept her strong,
self-reliant, almost happy. Not for one
Instant did she consider our final rescue
as possible. She lived In her love
for me, utterly Insensible to the drear
surroundings, and moroly anxious to
prolong our life together. It was a
revelation to me of a woman's heart,
a woman's constancy. May I never
forget the clasp of her hand, the ten-der
lovellght In her gray eyes, tho
words of faith and hopo on her lips,
as we sat thus through those long
hours battling against the sea. the
motionless forms of tho blankefod
sleepers alone evidencing other human
life wltl.ln the boat. It was hor
presence, her love, her Inspiration,
which stiffened me to the continued
performance of a labor growing herder I
with each day. '
It became easy to see what this .
meant to us all. It wns neither
ger nor thirst, although I felt It safer
to nut all upon short rations from the
beginning, but rather the awful,
strain of hopeless loneliness
In that vast desert of ocean. Tho contemplation
of It maddened us ono moment
Into frenzy, and depressed us tho
r.oxt Into profound melancholy. Wo
could not shako It off; awake or In
diearas'lt hold us to slavery. Everywhere,
everywhero tho samo eternal
swell of the seas, the same otomlty
of cloudod Bky, the samo dull, dead
monotony of scene and motion, hour I
aftor hour, day after night. It drove
us mad, crushing down upon the brain
as though It was a real weight, merciless,
agonising. The air remained
frosty, the southwest wind chilling,
the spray which slapped Into our faces
ley cold. Our fibgerj stiffened with
old, our bodies shook from the chill;
i''" beneath tho warmth of tho
t; kets could we find comparative
'ccx.jrt. Hour after hour tho men
lay, curled up arid motionless, only
crawling forth reluctantly to take
tlulr turn on watch Our greatest
was to keep the straining coning"
free from Ice, and to prevent Its
format .on nlong the gunwale or nt the
bows, over which sprny dashed In
Good God, how those hours dragged,
with same heartless scene with-ou
the same hopeless faces within!
Most of us continued to live merely
because we could not die.
CIC0 t00, tho Pluco of hope, nnd w
performed our simple tasks automatic
ally, almost unconsciously. Johnson,
Di Nova and I took our tricks at the
helm, with one man always awake
forward to manage the running genr,
am only once during those first six
days were we compelled to lowei
our sail or take a reef In the Jib.
Then a fierce squall camo tearing
down upon us from out the northwest,
a swift, sharp blow, heralded by a
blinding snow flurry which kicked up
en ugly sea, lashing us with heavier
stinging spray, and coating everything
with Ice. For seven hours we
fought In a blinding smother, every
man awake, crouching beneath blankets,
the women stowed away under
the thwarts, and De Nova and I at the
tiller, the huge surges pounding
against our backs, as wo thus kept
them from sweeping the laboring boat
fore and aft. and swamping her. I
never believed we could weather It,
the Increasing waves tossing us about
like a cork, yet, as the dawn broke,
wt succeed in broaching to. with
tar. as dm? holding her. and tho very
i" i p-all-i-d she would ride
! I fell forward dead asleep.
Either Loiis or one of the men covered
me with blankets, my Icy clothing
drying on my body. Hut It was
Doris who welcomed me back ta life
again, as a little glimpse of
sjn grew barely visible through a rift
In the dua clouds, with the mainsail
a win spread, and the longboat leaping
to the foaming summits. Oh. but It
ws worth all suffering Just to read
the confession of her eyes, nnd to
feel her bend down over me In sudden
tenderness; I am not ashamed that
the tears dimmed my eyes so I could
scarcely see her dear face or that my
voice choked so I could do no more
than whisper her name. Sho must
have understood, for her soft hands
touched my cheek, and so we rested
for a long time, scarcely exchanging
a word ljetween us.
It was later that same day. Just at
the edge of twilight, when Kelly
called, "A sail!" pointing eagerly out
over the port quarter. Then, somo
u;on kneos, some standing, we nil
saw It, a misty, white reflection, showing
vnue against the darkening horizon.
I know not what it really was
a gloum of ran. as, a speck of cloud,
or the pinnacle of an Iceberg but as
v. toward It. tho night
dropped down ov. r tho waters blotting
trn bst flit vestige from view. Yet we
hua? on desprntely, the man startrs
out Into the black void, grumbling am
cursiug, until the long night wore
.way with no reward.
That was about tho last I recall
.early; afterwards all grow hulls
tlact. commingled, confused. It
a dream rather than reality. I
performed my work as before, the
of a seaman leading me right-iy,
and out of the mist numerous
arise to memory proving that
I observed and thought. Never can 1
forget the sight of that , . foi.ct,
X33lng about on the crests of great
cas, or plunging down Into the black
follows; the green wnter pouring In
cataracts over the gunwale; the consent
balling; tho wet, soggy Man!, 'ts.
! e moaning of wind through tho Icy
ordaqe; the flapping of tho sail; the
gray masses of water curling over us
i i continuous threatening; the awful
panso of ocean revealed by
tho black loneliness through
we swept at night. Wo
) P.'k. to think, even, growing moiu
j"' iroro sullen, moody, dull-eyed
ot limb and benumbed of
ernli. .'e snt silently staling into tin
f""1' - ojd.'r. ?) rr'rigoK
"f ' ,l!" "'J ml.u! .Ien uou'd filnc
" ,n' !-' I'"0'. " HIiip' out some discov
i, oi.Iy to sir.K back wltl,
ghastly faces burled In their hnnds. It"
was all illusion; tho wnves, the clouds
mocking us, even our voices sounding
unnatural, our fucea growing
Only Doris; Doris did not change-not,
at least, to my eyes. Ay, she became
whiter, weaker, the Bhadows
growing dnrker beneath hor yet
sho still sut at my kneo, looking up
Into my face, yielding mo now courage
out of hor heart of hearts. God knows
believe sho saved me, saved me
from going mad, saved mo with the
power of her love held me eano, held
mo steadfast, when the very soul In
me had given way. I think of those
other faces now with a Bhudder. It
aoms as if all that was human hud
gone out of us; we were no longer
men, only things. We crawled about.
Wo growlod rather than used
speech, bruised by tho constant
buffeting UT the sua, sore with the
smart of salt water, chilled through
- -. . -
i- a n
$. v-Ov -earner ."
We Were No Longer Men, Only
b the Icy wind, we snarled like wild
tunsts, our eyes bloodshot, our faces
haggard nnd unclean.
I know not how long It endured. I
lost all track of dny nnd night. I
merely remember this nnd that out of
he mist. Doris' gray eyes ever upon
me, her hand clasping mine; Celeste
lying motionless day after day under
the blankets; Do Nova rocking back
and forth, striving to sing, or creeping
aft to tho tlllor. with his body shaking
as though he had a palsy; Johnson,
never moving, his head sunk Into his
chest, his gaze out over tho bows; Mr-Knight
curled up ns a dog lies, sometimes
cursing fiercely, only to break
off and cry like a child. 1 remember
when the boom swung about, pitching
Sanchez headlong and breaking h.s
leg; how wp (ul!el It back Into portion
with a sickening snep, binding It
there firmly, wh.le beads of perspiration
told the Chilean's pain. I reca.l
that other day when Dade suddenly
stood up, his eyes staring dully out
into the fog-bank which wrapped us
about. eMonded his hands, smlllm;.
and said: "Sure. I'm cumin', r pul "
and stopped otorbjard. We gr.'bn J
Tor him. but h went down ard uv r
came up again. McKnlght was the liivt
:o s ek.
"He had his pocktls full o' gold. I
w him tik'n' It las' night."
wa3 a llertd storm of oaths,
'he tans of the tmn woltlsh end nc.r.
fu us they glared down Into the vn.
but Kully all on his knajn and
ci,n to pray.
It not ms to mo that this wn
flie last, ir.onsh It could not huv
bo i. Thorn war hour tuter that.
I'rhaps evn day and aljirs. tvlion
I lived without really know.n that 1
II ted. It was a period of fancies, phan
toms, dreams. w.rd and fantastic,
.unting horrors that loft all reulity
'I'ank. I know that Johnson holpod
me at the tiller while b Nova lay
I .on- In the bottom tf tho boat,
s talking to himself, ocauionally
luting his hoal to ieer over tho side.
V. hat he said had no m an!ng. Just
a Jumblo of French words, and ho
smiled like that d-Jad Spaniard In thu
cabin of the Donna Isabel. 1
know that who had bravo-1
:ono all he could in spite
of his broken leg. fell Into the delirium
of fever, screamed for hours that
he was dying, and had at la.u to be
bound fast In his blankets. I know
Kelly came creeping aft with n knife
1 1 Mi hand, imagining ho hnd been
robbod. and I had to knot k him tint
with .the tiller-bar, the boat falling off
Into the trough of tho sen and nearly
before I could got hor head
about again. Doris was bum'lng over
anchez, who seemed to have an In
torval of sanity at the moment that
-as the last I remembjr. then, 1
think, I pitched over against Doris
when she came back to me, and
In Which We Come to the End.
I was lying between white shoots In
a rather wide berth when I camo
again to consciousness, a yellow glow
of Funllght streaming In through un
open port,' nnd the clanking sound of
machinery In ray ears. I closed ray
jcp again, wearily, my head reeling
yet from the delusions of tho past. No,
this wns real a steamer, rising and
ailing on the swell, but pushing steadily
forward to the rapid revolutions of
'.to screw. I could hoar the tramping
f feet on deck, ov n the slmh of the
"a without. I opened my again.
matching a curtain wave to tho fresh
ir rushing In through the port, nnd
hen I turned my hen I on the pillow.
lorls sat on n low stool gazing out
. tough the aperture on the sea, her
..ee partially turned away. She looked
palo, careworn, hor eyes heavy and
sad. Suddenly bIio turned her glance
in my direction, and sprang up with a
"Oh, Jack, you have been lying
here to long unconscious!"
I could only clasp her hands and
gaze Into the depths of hor gray oyes.
"I have proved rather a ioor
of a man, I foar, dear," I confessed
at last, ashamed of my weakness.
"It Is throe dayB slnco we were
brought on board, and wo were a. day
and night in the boat after you lost
I ondeavored to think it out, to
She leaned farthor over, her
lips touching my cheek.
"Don't worry about It, Jack; everything
is nil right now. Johnson took
your plnco at tho tiller, and and we
vore picked up,"
"Vhat vessel Is this?"
"The El Cld, Valparaiso to Uuenos
Ayres n coast-trader."
"And tho others? Do they llvoT"
"All but Sanchez, ho died tho night
I fter our roscuo. Kelly Is half
razed yet, but they think he will get
over It. De Nova was very badly
ozen, but Celeste wns out on deck
I lay there looking nt her, striving
allantly to put nil these horrors
way, and to face tho present nnd the
uture My hnndclnsp tightened, for
l could no longer keep back the ono
;uestion which trembled on my lips.
'Hut you, Doris, you! Do you still
uean whnt you said yonder? Aro
o only saved to lose each other?
lave you heard? Do you know
Tho red blood Hooded the pale
heeks." the long lashes olllng tho
"Oh. not now; don't speak of thnt
'Hut I must, I cannot wait In us-
Mouse," I Insisted, lifting mysolf on
.he pillow. "You have hoard tell
"I I have been n coward." she
"I I have not asked. 1 have
ot oven told my name to thoso on
board. 1 was afraid tho knowledge
Might place all under arrest; besides
.I wanted to nurse ou."
I looked nt hor, my heart falling.
! voice trembling ns I spoke.
"Hut but aro you goUig to Eng-and?"
Thoro wna a long pause, In which I
icnrd her rapid breathing.
"They they tell mo 1 can get
on an English vessel, tho Albatross,
within a few days after we
roach Hucnos Ayres."
Her band tightened" on mine, and
she dropped to her kneos, her face
burled In tho coverlet.
I fought the devil In me like a man.
my hands clenched, my teeth set fiercely,
but It was a while before I could
control my voice sutllclently for reply.
Sho did not lift her head, and as
I continued to gazo at her my heart
throbbed with a love which became
"Doris," I managed to whisper at
ast, "whatoTer you believe " to be
r.ht I will think right also. Only
i.w be nlono for a little while Just a
little while, until 1 can light this nut
Shu lifted her head, her hand on my
hair, her gray eyes looking frankiy
"I I thank you. Jack." sho sinllod
i nb'luit'y Thu next moment 1 w
While I was sitting up and
'nAG! that oven ug. Miiin'.on, i.
' ! f mate, came in and told mu br. :
the story of our rtwew.
"We wre biy to thu we'
of our course." he snld. grnvely. " b.
m'i wo had u"t headwinds and
sea all the way down thu co..n
I' was Just at daybreak when w.
tlKhted jour boat in longltudu "b de
wt st nnd latitude 53 der e
". minute, south. I've boon kniki..
ubout at' sea for 20 y ars, hlr. Su
i'.ions, but 1 never snw :i moro pIMt .
Isht than that longboat projnu
-hen we got up alongside. The Ji
held, but tho malusull was in
and for a minute or two I didn't th.nV
.hero wns a living soul aboard. T.i.r.
was a man forward lashed down w. !t
ropes, dead, a man and a woman wer
wrapped up In blankets arnldihltis
anlag against ench other, their oyu
Close up to the stern another
woman was lying with her arms about
our nock and hiding your face."
"Doris, with her arms about mo!"
1 thought. How well I know tho dosper
Htlon tlyit could lead hor to the embrace
she had over refused mo! Murs
den went on:
"A big fellow held to the tiller an
'f ho was froze thero, but he'd dropped
down until his head hung dangling as
the boat recked. There wasn't one of
them took any no.:..- tf us until we
wore fairly along Idc. Than tl!i 1 x
sailor lifted his head nnd stared d ill-eyed
like he thought he saw a vls.on.
and when I spoke to him the woman
that had hor arms about you stag-gored
to her knees nnd began to cry
Good Lord, sir, but It made my heart
ache, and I never saw so much misery
In any humun faco before. Well, w
fII to, and got you all on tho El Cld.
hr: fed tho whole out lit over tho ciU
barring the dend man, I "reckon
you're all good for n spell of life yet.'
"They told you our story?"
"Yes most of It. anyway; nnd 1
indirsttiid all rlpht whnt It was did
j on up so. It wasn't hunger or cold,
nt J. .s the loneliness nn striUn."
' l'Okel nw.iy from him, out
arc;:.'.h tl o open port at tho gray
it . C.' H(L
That vns It. Mr. Mnrsden," I said,
. y stinking to the memory of It.
'It was tho hell of tho great ocean
it broke our hearts." .,
As tho El Cid oped on her way up
the Pntngcnlan ccjst my strength
came rnpldly bark, and I soon found
my way on deck, where, wrnpped
the chMl of the wind, I passed
much tine talking with Doris, seeing
Do Nova and Kelly now nnd then.
Celeste wns often with us, hor eyes
rogul'h as over, but her faco thin and
white. Once, when w chanced to bo
left alone together, I undertook to
question tho girl.
"Whnt Is the matter between you
and De Nova, Celeste? Have you two
Sho tossed bor head', flashing hor
eyes at mo.
"I not know wo ever fall In," Bhe
snld, pouting prettily. "Ho vor' nlco
for a sailor, but wy do I want a Bailor?
I want so sea no more ever."
"Xes, but De Npva can quit tho uea."
"Noil, nouT" she cried, shaking hor
head roguishly, "I hnvo a very good
time wlz Mons. De Nova! he talk nice,
bo inako lovo nlco but It Is nil over
"You mean you are going back to
Sho shrugged her shoulders, hor
"Oul, monsieur; l go wlz madam to
London, to Pnreo; zaro I hnvo plalslr."
"Hut Do Nova? How does ho
"Pah! he got over It; I know zo
sailor. See, monsieur; w'at I toll
I glanced af In tho dlreutlon sho
pointed. Within tho companion stood
tho debonair mate, his little black
mustaches curled Jauntily upward. Ills
teeth merrily 'glistening, ns he smiled
down upon a rosy-cheeked damsel,
whom I recognized as tho stewardess.
My companion patted her little foot
on tho deck.
"Pah! did I not toll you, monsieur
I know zo sailor"
She swept away with thu swift
movement of a bird, and 1 turned my
face about to perceive Marsden standing
silently besldo me Ho drew up
a deck chair and sat down at my side.
His grave face and mnnnor led me to
"I have been wondering," I aid,
slowly, "whether you Intend to report
us as soon as you make land. No
doubt you heard tho story of the Sea
Queen at Valparaiso, and have already
guessed us to be the survivors of the
crew of that yacht."
"Why, yea," stroking bin beard; "we
have no doubt as to that. We know
llttlu of tho affair of tho Sea Queen
beyond what your mnn Kelly has told
us, as wo were up the north const at
the time. However. 1 do not think
there will be anything gained by reporting
your rescue Immediately, for
no ono can caro particularly about
your arrest except possibly a Urltlsh
officer or such. Tho Chileans are atiX
busy with their war. and tho man who
owned tho yacht being dead"
"You you mean Lord Darlington?"
"Yes; that U whM I camo here to
toll you about. I havo been waiting
until you wore strong onough to hear
the story. I thought you were the one
who our.ht to tell her." He pruned
doub'full) "I understand sho is
"Ye." I answered, my olco trembling
Iti uiy eugnrnuss to comprehend
full). "Hut are you sure hor husband
"ItegnrdLng that fact there Is no
(oislblo doubt. Mr. Stephenx. We
wero In port ut Valparaiso twroiy
ih rue hours, but tonic etioupti to hoar a
rlof account of '. It 'tni
Lord D&rhngton had li hc. ..
q'tu.r w.l wi:h r I ai .. . . it
i..nral oncer. T ' ut T
duty In tho ground of i. .r
the night of the dirlaia : t
the two mut .ightn auJ r. t i
quarrel. Th otllcor ww drurri i
abusive, and his lordship drew a i
volver. They wore separated at lb i
nine uy mu cuaru. uiu an nour la
:he Englishman wa found baU" ' '
fountain of tho lunr ituirt dead r. n J
a In his Ills 1 u, j
derur dUappurud Instantly nnd niixl
"My God!" I exclaimed, dazed with1
thu Information. "It must hue been,
"It iwutt have been Sanchez," Mar
don repeated, aobirl;. "He was tlin.
lng from the crime when he ran Into
your party. It was his own haunting
tons.lsnco thut put the Idea of the
ehosts Kelly tcIU about Into his head
You will toll her tho story?"
"Ys." I wi'd. not venturing to look
Into li's face, realizing that ho under
1 sat their. It suemed for hours,
to muitor up courage for
my tusk us 1 watched, far In tho ill
tince. the darkening outlines of Cape
Flores. At last I wont slowly down
the compnnlonway Into the cabin
ii jf. lt iK I II
"But Now We Both Know."
Slowly and fnltorlngly at first, but
gaining control of my voice us I pro
ceedod, 1 told her all, marking th
pallor Of her cheek, tho horror In he,
eyes. For another ago I sat sllen
ganlng across tho deserted ci.b.a oir
through an open port, afraid to dl..
turb tho motionless woman beside ni"
UiTl yoii. 1 TeTt 1.1st II wj were
saved you mu learn It frt'7i oihoi
lips than uitiie."
"Hut now we both know"
Sho lifted hur ey suddenly . y
mlaty with tours, and I reallavd thf
You have In your llbrar a at of
books that you very much prise The
set Is Incomplete berauso n year ago
a neighbor who has since removed to A
another city, borrowed two volumes
and did mil return them. Your tlrst
mistake was in loaning the books,
your next. In not reclaiming after the
lapse of two or three months 1 would
rather loan n complete set from niv
library Mian to break It by the loan of
a single volume. One many always
give a friend permission to come nnd
read such a iMMik In the room where It
belongs When anyone borrow-H a Ixiok
and retains It Indefinitely, n note
should be sent, politely hogging for It
return People do not bur iw ieir
clothiig. Jewelry or urlr a brn b'H.
strange)) enough, matt) peraons dls
pl.t) mi reluctance In asking the loan
of a liook You. of ooure. have )our
own xroflons; there are dear Mend
to whom IxHiks are precloua who
Vrow low to caro for them ami with
whom It Is a pleasure to oxrhnngv
them at discretion Woman's Horn
More Than He Could Say.
A native born Amwrlrau awnibe of
a party of four buxlneaa mm t of
ten luuched togHihcr took de
light In Joking the others on iV.r fir
"ICa all very well for yoi fellows
to talk about what we nel In 'his
country." ho said, "but wltrn you ci.me
to think of It. you're really onl In
truders Not one of you was bnru hero
You're welcome to this couutr of I
course, but you really ougtita't t.i t"'
get what you own us nattvea who .per.
our doors to you."
"Maybe, said an Irishman In the
partv. thoughtfully 'Maybe Hut
there's un thing youeon to fcirKef
I Into this country wi fare
(mid an' me clethes on me ' .rk a
you eay tho same"- h'rytx!v
"Thus rullnar) Joaital states tl.at
all gone! rooks pd their m n un.t. -water,"
remarked the !' I w)
always reading odd It ms
'That's nothing iiuuh;. W tut, i-J
the brarder "I kno n k
who peels his vegenba uii'le
ll1 11, ons "
"Not at all Me is ''k on a sj
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
Tfie Kind You Have Always Bought
01 Crlllumliirj Cu.f Unlun o! f. . nnd
C. IJ. ol A., Tn bi! Ilulrt ill Mnrliin,
July F.lrjhth nnd Ninth.
Shall the farmers lie organized?-K.
L. Harnett, Clem Nunn and
A. L. Drown.
Ten reasons why the Farmer' l" n
Is the bet farmer's iirKniitza'Mi li.i't
J .1 P. Pierce imil other-
Should al! farmer kiI their f. m
Wol Marshal Nunn
an 1 John Mo ire.
Should the fain ei I av n t ' r r
in Marion? L c v Mn..re.
Cruce nnd (ieore Foter,
hHll w. h 'Ve iMltei r' 'V I
tend i. o..,'x?Ai u I.
btepliens. Ld ( ok in.d ..ilur.i.
Sh ni'il the fariiie.u grow- everth'nir
n..e,,.,l?-.I. H J. N. Towery,
It -lit. Moore and otli.is
SHould we r c'airn the In'du of
P. Piorce. Jhn
H'i'e. h'l Mnnnrv am! others
Should the I'niintrv lovs nttend
iiighSelnnl?..Mnr)ii I', gue, (las
Thomer, Mrs. Kittie er.v and others
hniild the Farmer' I'nmn
luisiti" s enterprises or
tHnt .re it frii'n.Hx tc.wnn!
Mj. rr?.. . r.' .; IVan. !,. Rm)kjr, ,,,,,,
Olive and IM H.ywnrd.
Should ctlti'v.,te a frit ndlv relation
beiween the town and .ouiitrv peo
pie? K. J. Trnvis. Huston Ornu-- and
I- tlie success of the farmer the
Chnn. Fox, Dr. I. H. Clement nnd
Sees MotherGrow Youn
"It wnuld ho hard to overstate, the
wnnricrlul chnge in my mother since
she began to use Electriririn iim...
, wries Mrs. W. L. Gllpntrick. of
forth. Me. "Although tnst ' 70 X.
Beem. rnUv tn
L... - t ciV - . K'"W,"K young
--... iincii union misery
from dyspepsia for 20 yenrs. At Inst
she could neither eat, drink nor sleep.
Doctors gnvo her up and nl! remedies
failed till FJectric Bitters worked H,mh
j wonders for her health." They invip
o-ate all vita!
organs, cure Liver and
Kidney troubles, induce sleep, impart
strength and nppotite. Only r0 ccnta
at Haynes & Taylornnd Jns. II. Ormo's
drugstores. ' r,.5t
Unally my fingers, almost unros
ously, crept across tho rail of th-
sotteo until thoy touched hor own.
"iJorla," I whispered, pleadingly
confused by hor sllonoe, "Ib It posslbli'
that you already know this?"
Sho did not rnlso hor bowed head
but I folt tho soft prosauro of Ui
"Yes, Jack, I I know," she m
'knowledged, doubtfully, "z. n '
told me In the bont when h. f
hlntBelf to be dying. It was t.j t.
came back nnd took you In my inn
But I couldn't .tpll you I co i' l p
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