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Automobile of Miss Dorothy Upton jnd
friend, Mrs. Fane, breaks down at New
Mexico ,border patrol camp commanded
by Lieutenant Kynaston. The two women
are on way to mine of Miss Upton's fa
ther, located a few miles across the Mexi
can border. Kynaston leaves women at
his camp while lie goes with a detail to
investigate report of Villa gun runners.
0 Some people think that the o
:average kind of patriotism is a '0
* queer thing. For instance, up to 0
* the time that Villa raided Co- 0
o lumbus, N. M., American gun 0
and ammunition traders - sold
munitions to the bandit on the *
-e sly and Villa used this material *
to shed innocent American *
- blood. Do you think those mu- *
* nition "runners" are traitors, or
p merely "good business men?" 0
'Day after day he had sat by his
it watching the little parties of rebel
irse riding the line on the lookout
r the Americans who should succeed
. evading the law that prohibited gun
unning; for In those days almost any
one would take a chance with a rifle
worth its weight in coined silver and
cartridges selling openly for fifteen
cents apiece. And gun running was
made easier by the reason of the fact
that the smuggler must be caught red
handed in the act of carrying the arms
across the very line itself; for any
American citizen could legally own a
C thousand rifles within ten feet of the
"It's the same old tale, of course,"
reflected Kynaston as he trotted lei.
surely down the gentle slope that led
to the Santa Mesa flats, from which
the land sloped south to the Great
Ranges, where the miners were pray.
Ing for peace that should allow them
to work undisturbed the great ore
beds that held the wealth of the ages,
"Twenty miles, I suppose, and ther1
a ride back-- What is it, corporal?'
Corporal Welsh had come back from
the "point" of three men -that was
riding in advance of the party to give
timely warning of any rebels who
might be on the road.
"It's firing, sir, I think, off to the
southeast. Listen, sir."
It was firing beyond a doubt. The
men sat with intent faces, listening to
the sporadic sputter of the shots. The
scratch of a match as a man lit a ciga
rette broke the silence.
Kynaston raised his right hand over
his head, the fist clenched, and raised
and lowered it quickly thrice, The
little squad automatically formied in
column of twos and broke into a
steady trot, following closely on the
heels of their officer as he pushed pn
up the valley which, they well knew,
opened out beyond the trees.
- Up, up, up they pushed till the live
oaks gave place to pinyon pines, and
the pines to bowiders. There, where
the rocks ran 'out into scrub ansi the
red earth showed like a blood-stain
against the setting sun, they saw and
heard again the cause of the firing.
Far away, against the southern sky
they' saw the tall hats of the Villa
3evolutionists outlined among the
grass stpms and the dark shadows of
the mesquit. Occasional flashes of
red fire .from the summit of the hill
showed where their line was formed.
Instinctively, Kynaston looked for
the men at whom they were firing. To
his left he saw a stirring among the
boulders; oven as he watched lie saw
the defenders move out in an attempt
to gain the American side of the line.
There were about twenty of themn;
they came down the hillside as a tree
falls, intent only on gaining the sure
4 ~ refuge of the line of pollard willowsa
that marked the limit of Mexican ter
ritory. That the Villistas were after
thoem could not be doubted, for the
rush of maddened horsemen swlirled
down the hill as chips suck into a
Whirlpool. The fleeing Carranzistas,
seeing the intent in their enemies'
ga~t and knowing right well what
would happen -should they come to
band gipa with their pursuers, poured
across the international line almost in
front of Kynaston. The leader, a very
much bedraggled captain of infantj'y,
* came forward somewhat breathlessly,
"Senor captain, I kiss your hands
Kynaston had the grace to look at
those seifeame' hands and feet, and,
seeing that they were in condition- to
be embraced as was suggested, grinned
behind his hand as. he made anlswer:
"I am very glad to meet you, You
are familiar, I presume, with the re
quirements of international law 'when
an armed party crosses the line of. a
ne~utral. state? Surrender must, be
wade at once, and your party will be
-, itned at somne point to be desig.
.,ite by! He g rea~hed biltk
&n~~ '~fb~~it~ghis 'eliver-tnounted
"Confound your little sword, air. I
don't see why the deuce you people
'can't have your fights so far within
your own borders that we will not
have to mount guard over you. Every
blessed one of you, when he starts a
fight, gets one foot on the American
line and then thumbs his nose at the
other party. If you did it twenty
miles south of the line you'd be caught.
Gather up those pack mules, cor
The three loose pack mules, which
had been flogged down the hill by
their owners lest they, too, should, fall
into the hands of 'the pursuing party,
were grazing peacefully at the line,
eagerly snatching such mesquit beans
as they could reach.
Corpgral Welsh rounded them up
and was driving them well into Amer
ican territory when a shout from the
pursuing party made him turn. An
officer clad'in a French military cap,
a Mexican blouse, very dirty white
trousers, and straw slippers, rode for.
ward, saluting Kynaston punctiliously.
"I have the honor to request, sir,"
he said courteously, "that in accord
ance with the terms of the treaty that
has existed between our two countries
the raiders who have just crossed into
American territory be turned back to
answer to MexIcan law."
"They've got a Job, sir," comment
ed Corporal Welsh.. "They ain't got
no law except what they make whiles
"I am sorry, sir, but it is impossible
-that is, unless they desire to be re
turned to Mexican control."
Kynaston's eyes twinkled as he so
berly asked the refugee offmcer if he
desired to be so returned. In answer,
that gentleman, standing not upon
ceremony, openly bolted fifty yards
farther into American territory. The
American cavalrymen grinned appre
"If you cannot deliver the prison
ers I make formal requisition on you,
senor, for the loads of those pack
mules. Those men have come from
General Zapata in the south and have
looted as they came. Houses, men,
women, and children; aye, senor, and
Swept Off His Sombrero in an Ex
even the convents have not been sa
cred from them.
"Money, jewels, and treasures have
they taken, and they have left the
land bare behind them as the rice
fields of the South when the flight of
the. langostas has passed.
"I ask that this loot be returned to
me to be returned to th~e men who
owned it. That mule yonder is leaded
with the treasure that they have sto
len for the purpose of using it to buy
arms and ammunition to help their
He pointed to the pack mule as he
spoke, and Kynaston saw that the
ap~arejo fairly bulged with ill-concealed
packages that showed plainly as. the
animal swayedl to and fro, rubbing its
sides against a tree.
"Sorry, 01(1 fellow, but I can't help
you there, either," he said pleasantly.
"I can't rob Peter to pay Paul-more
especially," ho added sotto voce, "as
I am morally sure that Paul is about
ton degrees wvorso than Peter.
"Gather up the outfit, corporal, and
take their-armsa and ammunition. Tafte
the bolts out of their rifles and stow
all the ammunition near my sleeping
place. We'll make camp here tonight
and get back to our camp after moon
So they got their supper cooked by
greasewood fires, and, after letting
their horses rest a couple of hours,
set out on the back trail. The little
party of escaped federals was under
careful guard, for Kynaston well knew
thet, - given the' chance, they would
.ive him the slip 'and scatter on Amer
yl~ Would not dare t) escape di
I?~~0'exico (gain, fo there they
g%~so a ~iisy habin lthe
ni~ States i~t 3ialn
he t t whose e say With
Car sa woul4 gi On shelter and
fod till the chance Ohould come to
exauggle them back to the federal
I Kynaston was very glad at heart
when, topping the long rIdge, his pris.
Oners sauntering behind jiiin, he sight
ed the camp fires of his- permanent
The Emersid, Bell.
The desert dawn was. breaking when
the little squad of cavalrymen rode up
to their old camp. As ho came down
the hill Kynaston could see the gray
blur down in the valley that told him
that the man had not yet returned
with the new gear that should repair
the motor and 'allow his -visitors to
Not wishing to wake his guests, Ky
naston stood by the fire, where break
fast was cooking, rolling a cigarette,
-waiting till the stirring notes of the
moss call should tell the camp that
their meal was ready.
The first note brought Dorothy from
the tent. Smiling her welcome, she
came forward with outstretched hand.
For answer Kynaston motioned to
the little group of prisoners, who were
intently watching the cooks, eager for
the first'really square meal in days.
"Oh!" Dorothy walked daintily for.
ward, drawing her skirts more closely
about her as she edged into the .lit
tle .group and addressed one of the
men in the vernacular.
"Cual distancia do su casa?" ("How
far are you from home?") she asked.
Instantly the man sprang to his feet
and swept off his ;o.nbrero in an ex
"Muchas gracias, senora!- It is not
often that it is given to prisoners to
have a beautiful woman express sym
pathy for them. We are five hundred
miles from home Indeed, we loyal
Mexicans have no homes. When we
cross the border, driven across the
line after fighting valiantly, our prop
erty is confiscated."
A rumble of mutterings from the
others attested the truth of this.
"Good morning, everybody!" cried
Mrs. Fane, joining the party. "What's
up, Mr. Kynaston?"
"Good morning, Mrs. Fane!" said
the lieutenant. "Nothing in particu
lar up; just showing off my prisoners,
He told how the little group of fed.
orals had surrendered to him, and ac.
quainted her with their complaint ol
"It's a shame!" cried Mrs. Fane
"It's a wicked shame that when thes4
people wage a legitimate war to sup
press rebellion the revolutionist part,
should confiscate their little propert
while they escape across the line ti
save their lives. What is it, Mr. Ky
For Kynaston was openly grinning
"I'll tell you. I used to sympathizo
with them myself before I got to knom
them. You see, what they tell you ig
only half the truth, Mrs. Fane. Au1
him"--Kynaston pointed to the, offl.
cer-" if his property is not going to
be confiscated by the rebels after due
process of law because the law pro
vides that the property of any person
in the state who shall seek refuge in
another country is confiscated."
The officer nodded and spat vigor.
"Por vida! These rebels are dogs
who live on the offal that thoir chiefs
throw them. Loot, pillage, and plun
der! They know no laws, sonora."
"Poco a poco," said Kynaston, still
grinning. "The truth of the matter
is that when Huerta was in power and
the revolution was young, the federals
passed a law which they called 'the
law of the absent ones'--to translate
freely--which was aimed especially
against the rebels. By the terms of
that law if any person should take
refuge on the American side of the
line, refusing to submit to Mexican
law, his property should be confis
"E~xactly what he says," began Mrs.
"Precisely. Bunt when Carranza and
Villa broke and Carranza took over the
government, the federals began to
come across the line, and the revolu
tionists began to p~ut in force the law
that Hluerta had passed."
"Ahi, I see!" Dorothy joined Ky
naston in a smile at the good' lady's
look of enlightenment.
"I suppose we may as well have
breakfast, sergeant, if it is ready.
Keep the prisoners away from those
pack mules. I'll examine the packs
after we have eaten. Who is that
coming down the slope?"
Dorothy and Mrs. F'ane both eager
ly looked out across the desert in the
direction of Kynaston's pointed finger.
Far away against the dead brown of
the mesa slope, whore the bowldeMs
gave way to redl earth and pinyon
pine, they saw the figure of a man
toiling his way painfully down the
hillside, seeking by the aid of a long
stick to learn the devious turns of the
"Why, he's blind!"
Kynaston started forward.
"Look! See how he pokes forward
for echcl step before he moves his
feet: may be sand blindness.
"Send a man over there, sergeant,
to help him down into the camp. Up.
on my word, Miss Upton, I am seeing
more excitement in the past twenty
four hours than I have ever seen be
fore along this part of the line. Let's
go to breakfast."
* What piart In this affair of love*
. and intrigue do you think the ae
:* aged blind -ian will play?
BY E. O. SELLERS, Acting Director of
Sunday School Course of the Moody
Bible Institute. Chicago.)
(Copyright, 1916, Westprn Newspaper Union.)
LESSON FOR MAY 21
THE CRIPPLE OP LYOTRA.
LESSON TEXT-Acts 4.
GOLDEN TEXT-He giveth power to
the f6nt; and to 'thbm that have no
might be increaseth strength.-Isa. 40:29.
Make a list of the seven cities men
tioned in this lesson and locate them
on a map. Let seven pupils attack to
the map a flag, or banner, to locate
each one: The visit to lconium oc
curred probably in the spring of A. D.
47 (Ramsey). Paul and Barnabas had
a great triumph and a severe testing
at Iconium, wrought a great victory of
faith and became popular at Lystra,
only to meet great tribulation. On
their homeward journey they con
firmed saints, set up rules and gave
account of their labors to the home
church of Antioch.
I. In Iconlum (vv. 1-7). This was
a Roman city of great antiquity and
importance. The modern city Konia
is an important Mohammedan and
trade center. Tradition saye Patil was
imprisoned for being a magician and
teaching a woman named Thekla not
to marry. This woman endured great
hardships and trials for the faith, fin
ally becoming a nun at Selencia and
dying at the advanced age of ninety.
From this tradition we get m9st of our
ideas of Paul's nppearance-small,
bandy-legged, large eyed, shaggy eye
brows, long nose; full of grace with
sometimes the face of a man and at
others of an angel. This is tradition
only, but is probably somewhat near
the truth. Paul followed his usual
first witnessing in the synagogue, wit
nessing tu the entire population, Jew
and Gentile, and dividing them effec
tively by his words about Jesus.
II. In Lystra (vv. 8-21). (1) Popu
larity (vv. 8-18). Their introduction
here would seem propitious, healing
the cripple and at once gaining the
esteem of the people. Adoration and
gratitude appeal to the human heart.
Underneath the heathen idea that the
gods "came down to us in the likeness
of men," is the great and glorious
truth of the incarnation (John 1:14,
Phil. 2:6, 7). We should hesitate to
condemn these men of Lystra too se
verely, for what American community
is not open to condemnation in this
regard? Too many Christians offer
garlands (v. 13) at the feet of the men
whom God has used to work his
* mighty works. It was common com
plaint tI'st in the days of his greatest
victories, men could not find Mr.
Moody when a service was dismissed,
or get into hie quarters at the hotels;
he would give no opportunity for self
glorification. Paul and Barnabas had
hard work to restrain these hero wor
shipers (v. 14), and to convince them
who they were and how they had been
enabled to accomplishl such a wonder
ful miracle (v. 15). Paul was of "like
stature" with them and would not ac
cept woa'ship as did the Caesars or
Herod (12:22, 23). He exhorted the
Lystrians to turn from "these vain
things," 1. e., such idol worship, untoI
the "living God" (see also I Cor. 8:4;
I Thess. 1:9). Hitherto God had not
miraculously interfered to turn
men from thleir evil ways (v. 16), but
left them to their own devices to show
thei'r inability to find their way back
to hinm (see Acts 17:30; 1 Cor. 1:21).
Yet God is not "without witnesses"
(v. 17)'. The seasons and tihe natural
laws point to God, yet men still re,
main blind and ungrateful. Thus by
vehement exhortation they prevented
this act of sacrilege. (2) Persecution
(vs. 19, 20). The mob is ever fickle,
(v. 18), but it (lid not turnl thlem "unto
tile living God" (v. 15). Conversion
is the simple turning from idols (I
These. 1-9), a rational thing, but one
contrary to tile pride of men who de
sire to "do something" whereby they
may merit or cnn de~mnd their sal
vation. Even as Paul had dlificulty to
turnl pe3ople aside from idols5, so today
It is 'hard to keep) men and women
from idolatry, not the gross or vulgar'
idolatry of heathenismn, but the re
fined idols of culture, success, power,
money and pleasure. To his diflicul.
ties Paul had the add~edl persecution of
the vindictive Iconlians andl those from
Antioch (v. 19). God dlvered hiim
fr'on '.his trial (I Cor-. 11:25, 27). All'
loyal witnesses must expect persecu
tionl from tile God-hlating world (II
Tim. 3:12; John 15:18-20).
liI. The Return (vv. 22-28). "When
they had preached the gospel to the
city" (v. 21) literally "having evan
gelized the city," they started home
confirming believers and appointing
leader's in eachl center visitedl. They
did not take the short cut of 160 miles
to Paul's home in Tarsus, but they
visited their new converts.
Symbolically the cripple of Lystra
is a type of sin, (a) helpless, (b) born
in that condition (Pea. 51:5), (c) had
to be helped from without, by outside
power (Rom. 5:6); (d) all could see
the change (James 2:18). This mir
acle wrought (a) Praise from the pee.
plo, (b) Protestation on the part of
Paul and Blarnabas, (c) Persecution
from the fickle and disappointed
priests who incited the people. Per
secution' helped the proclamation of
the gospel. Those who believed
strengthened. Paiul by sharing fli. dan
ger (v, 20),.ard because of this ex
porienoel "i #aanm m .,ioipiw
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