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The Richmond Palladium, Monday, May 7, 1906.
Page 5. f oooooooooooooooooooooooooo: u- e Breth rem By RIDE HAGGARD, Author of "She," "King Sthmris Mines," Etc, COPYRIGHT 1903-1904, H T RED EH. HAGGARD " Bo They went out together and rode to the royal tent. Here the bishop was ; admitted, leaving them without. Pres- '.jtntlv Via rtiimv1 fnr them. J . a i it. . ..... mtrlnlirht hnt etlll the great pavilion was crowded with barons and chief captains. At the I ' head of the table sst the king. Guy of LuBlgnan, a weak -faced man, clad In splendid armor. On his right was the white haired Count Raymond of Tripoli j and on his left the black bearded, j frowning master of the Templars, clad I in his white mantle, on the left breast 1 of which the red cross was blazoned. Words had been running high, their laces showed It, but just then a silence ; reigned. The king looked up and, see I tag the bishop, asked peevishly: ? "Wiiat is It mow? Oh, I remember; some ta?e from those tall twin knights. Well, bring them forward." So the three of them came forward, and at Oodw?nd prayer the bishop-Egbert told of the vision that had come to him not more thai an hour ago while he kept watch upon the mountain top. At first one or two of the barons seemed disposed to laugh, bu when thy look- " ed at Godwin's high and spiritual face their laughter died away. Indeed, as the tale of the rocky hill and the dead who were stretched upon it went on , they grew .rMr with fear, and whitest of them all was the king. j "Is all this "true. Sir Godwin?" he asked when the'bishop had finished. "It Is true, my lord king," answered Godwin. "His word is not enough," broke in ; the master of the Templars. "Let him swear to It on the holy rood, knowing that if be lies It will blast his soul to all eternity." Now there was an annex'to the tent, i rudely furnished as a chapel, and at the end of this annex a tall, veiled ob i Ject. Ruflnus, the bishop of Acre, who was clad in the armor of a knight, I went to the object, and, drawing the veil, revealed a broken, blackened l cross, set around with Jewels, that j stood about the height of a man above the ground, for all the lower part was gone. ; At the sight of it Godwin and every man present there fell upon his knees, , for since St. Helena found It, over sev en centuries before, this had been ac counted the most precious relic in all Christendom the very wood upon which the Saviour suffered, as, Indeed, i fnnir It e va haAn "Now," broke In the voice of the master of the Templars, "let Sir God win D'Arcy swear to the truth of bis i tale upon this rood." -, . v i ftttlslnir from his knees tfodwm ad- : jVauced to the cross, nnd, laying' his j liana upon the wood, said: j f. "Upea this very rood I swear that not much more than an hour ago I saw the vision which has been told to tho king's Ugliness and to all." The bishop drew back the covering over the cross, and in silence the' coun cil look their seats again . about th table. Now the king was very pale and fearful; indeed, a gloom lay upon all of them. "It would seem," he said, "that here a messenger has been sent to us from heaven. Dare we disobey his mes sage?" The Grand Templar lifted bis rugged, frowning face." . "A messenger from heaven, said you, king? To me he seems more like a messenger from Saladin. Tell us. Sir Godwin, were not you and your broth er once the sultan's guests at Da mascus, and were you not officers of the sultan's bodyguard?" Now all. looked intently at Godwin, iwho hesitated"! little, foreseeing how his answer would " be read, whereou i ,W'ulf spoke in his loud voice: "Aye, we acted as such for awhile and doubtless you Lave heard tho sto rysaved Saladln's life when he wai attacked by the assassins." "Oh," said the Templar, with bitter sarcasm, 'you saved Saladin's life, did you? I can well believe it. Now, Sir Knights, answer me one more ques tion" V v "Sir Templar,) with my tongue or ' with my sword V broke in Wulf, but . the king held up his hand and bade him be silent "A truce to your tavern ruffling, young sir, and answer," went on the Templar. "Or, rather, do you answer. Sir Godwiu. 1$ your cousin, Rosa mund, the daughter of Sir Andrew D'Arcy. a niece of Saladlu, and has she been created by him Princess of Baal bee, and is she at this moment in his city of Damascus?" "She Is Ills niece." answered Godwin quietly. "She Is the Trincess of Baal- bec, but at this moment she Is not in ! Damascus." "How do you know that. Sir God win r "I know it because in the vision of which you have been told I saw her sleeping in a tent la the camp of Sala dlu." Now the council began to laugh, but Godwin, with a set, white face, went on: ."Aye, my lord Templar, and near that very blazoned tent I saw scores of the Templars and of the Hospitalers lying dead. Remember it when the dreadful hour comes." Now the laughter died away, and a murmur of fear ran round the board. Only the Tcmplnr, whj feared nei ther man nor spirit, laughed and gave him the He with his ryes. "You do not believe me," said God win, "uor will you believe me when 1 say that while 1 was on guard on yon der hilltop I saw you wnuigliug with the Count of Tripoli aye, and draw your sword and dar.U it down iu front him upon this very table." ?' Now again the council stared nnd muttered, for they, too, had scon this ' thing, but the master answered: "He may have learned It otherwise than from au angel. Folk have been hi 41 nd out of this tent My lord king. J have We more time T3 wasTfe upon these visions? Were the times different I would Inform against Sir Godwin D'Arcy as a sorcerer and one who has been in traitorous communication with our common foe." "And I would thrust the lie down your throat with my sword's point!" shouted Wulf. But Godwin only shrugged his shoul ders and said nothing, and the master went on, taking no heed: "King, we await your word, and It must be spoken soon, for in four hours It will be dawn. Do we march against Saladin like bold. Christian men, or do we bide here like cowards?" Then there arose a tumult through which every man shouted to his fellow, some saying one thing and some anoth- Upon thia very rood I swear." er, while the king sat at the head of tho board, his face hidden in his hands. Presently he lifted It nnd said: "I command that we march at dawn." Now followed a great silence, for all were lost In their own thoughts. One by one they rose, bowed to the king and left the tent to give commands and rest awhile before it was time to ride. Godwin and Wulf went also, and with them the blehop of Nazareth. When they had slept awhile Godwin and Wulf rose and fed their horses. After they had washed, and groomed 'them they tested and djd on their ar mor, then took them I down to the spring to drink their fllj. as their mas ter did. Also,-Wulf, who was cunning la war, brought wffh him four large wineskins which he had provided Against this hour, and, filling them with pure water, fastened two of them with thongs behind the saddle of Godwin nud two behind his own. Further, he filled the water' bottles nt their saddle Lows, saying: "At least we wlil be among the last lo die of thirst" -Alas: Ala! O Lord God, alas! We are dead, and thy kingdom is lost!" That night none slept, for all were m thirst, and who ean sleep with a bura Ing throat? Now also Godwin . and Wulf were no longer laughed at be cause of the water skins they carried on their horses. Rather did great no bles come to them and almost on their knees crave for the boon of a single cup. Having watered their horses spar ingly from a bowl, they gave what they could till at length only two skins re mained, and one of these was spilled by a thief, who crept up and slashed It with his knife that be might drink while the water ran to waste. After this the brethren drew their swords and watched, swearing that they would kill any man who so much as touched the skin which was left ' All that long night through , there arose a confused clamor from the camp, of which the burden seemed to be, "Water! Give us water!" while from without came the shouts of the Saracens calling upon Allah. Here, too, the hot ground was covered with scrub dried to tinder by the summer drought and to this the Saracens set fire so that the smoke rolled down on the Christian host and choked them, and the place became a helL Day dawned at last and the army was formed up In order of battle, its two wings being thrown forward. Thus they struggled on, those of them that were not too weak to stir, who we-e slaughtered as they lay. Nor as yet dd the Saracens attack them, since they knew that the sun was stronger than all their spears. On they labored to ward the northern wells, till about mid day the battle began with a flight of arrows so thick that for awhile it hid the heavens. After this came charge and counter charge, attack and repulse, and always above the noise of war that dreadful cry for water. What chanced Godwin and Wulf never knew, for the smoke and dust blinded them so that they could see but a little way. At length there was a last furious charge, and the knights with whom they were clove the dense mass of Saracens like a ser pent of steel, leaving a broad trail of dead behind them. When they pulled rein and wiped the sweat from their eyes it was to find themselves, with thousands of others, upon the top of a steep hill, of which the sides were thick with dry grass and bush that already was being fired. "The rood! The rood! Rally around the rood!" said a voice, and, looking be hind them, they saw the black and jeweled fragment of the true cross cet upon a rook, and by It the bishop of Acre. Then the smoke of the burning grass rose up and hid It from their sight. Now began one of the most hideous fights that are told of in the history of the world. Again and again the Sara cens attacked in thousands, and again and again they were driven back by the desperate valor of the Franks, who fought on, their jaws agape with thirst. While the Saracens held off, the sol dier beg-in to put up the king's pa ri rilljfl, and with it other tents, around the rock on which stood the cross. "Do they mean to camp here?" asked Wnlf bitterly. "Peace," answered Godwin. , "They hope to make a wall about the rood. But it is of no avail, for thia is the place of my dream." Then the last attack began. Up the hillside rose dense volumes of smoke, and with the smoke came the Saracens. Thrice they were driven back; thrice they came on. At the fourth onset few of the Franks could fight more, for thirst had conquered them on this wa terless hill of Hatting A great company of Saracen horsemen broke through the ring and rushed at.thj, scarlet, tent. It rockeld to and fro;V then doVn it fell in a red heap, entangling 'the king in Its folds. At the foot of the cross Ruflnus, the bishop of Acre, still rf ought on bravely. Suddenly an arrow struck him in 'the throat, and, throwing his arms wide, he fell to earth. Then the Saracens hurled themselves tipoa the rood, tore It from its place and with mockery and spittings bore it down the hill toward their camp. "Come," said Godwin to Wulf in a strange, quiet voice. "We have seen enough. It is time to die. Look! Yon der below us are the mamelukes, our old regiment and among them Saladin, for I see his banner. Let us make an end of which they will tell in Essex yonder. Charge for the flag of Sala din!" (To be Continued.) DR. HAUGH HOT INSANE JURY CONCLUDES WORK The Alleged Murderer Now Faces Death Was Found Guilty of Crimes Some Time Ago Will Be Sentenced In Short Time. Remember. Remember me when life Is like a song And care for you has chased itself away. And while you're recollecting do no wrong Unto my reputation, thia I pray. Remember me, or, if you must, forget And I will bear it still as best I may. For, if I'm not much remembered, then you bet I'll not be gettms roasted day by day. I hate to think that Til be soon forgrot. For memory is the dearest thing that is. To be forgotten is the coramoh lot, And each on fears that it may soon be his. Remember me when you are glad and gay And things for you in happy sequence flow; Remember me and while you do it, say. Just pay me those two dollars that you owe. No Time For Frivolous Things. "He is the father of thirteen chil dren." "Evidently he doesn't believe in race suicide. " "No; he is too busy thinking about race shoeiclde." Not According to Rules, "Poor man! His family was starving and ho stole a loaf of bread." "I suppose they arrested him and sent him to jail very promptly." "No. No one ever dlscoverod it" All Around. "He has invented a hot air motor." "No trouble for him to find fuel for it" Publishers' Press - Dayton, O., May 6. Dr. Oliver Crooks Haugh, convicted of the mur der of his parents and his brother, by the administration of hyocine, aft er which he is alleged to have cre mated their bodies in their home, last November, was declared of sound mind Saturday evening by a jury. Haugh was found guilty in the Criminal Court and Judee Rrnwn. stayed the sentence of death pendln l ujjivuuuu vi vuuiioci 1UI all IU sanity hearing. Now it is probable that he will be sentenced to be elec trocuted at an early date. The most substantial point in Haugh's favor was the fact that he had twice been confined in the asylum but it was 6hown that he was addicted to the use of poisons and that he was practically drug-crazed. The evi dence showed that as a poison recep tacle Haugh probably had no equal, as he consumed quantities of hyocine with ease, while a portion of a grain is sufficient to kill the average person. He was an acknowledged morphine fiend. Haugh's wife resides in Dayton with her child. A suit for divorce was pending at the time of the commission of his crime. It is the supposition that Haugh planned the destruction of his home and the cremation of his father, moth er and brother to secure the fire lueurt ance, but this money will not be paid to the estate, Haugh was once a drug clerk in Dayton and attended medical schools in Louisville and Cincinnati. 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Not knowing where to go, they and Egbert, the bishop of Nazareth, stood on one side and bowed themselves as the cross went by guarded by the mailed bishop of Acre. Then came Reginald of Chatillon, Saladin's enemy, ' tho cause of all this woe, who saw them and cried: "Sir Knights, whatever they may say, I know you for brave men, for I have heard the tale of your doinga among the assassins. There is room for you among my suit follow me." "As well him as another," said God win. "Let us go where we are led." So they followed him. By the time that the army reached Kenna, where once the water wa3 made wine, the July sun was already hot, and the spring was so soon drunk dry that many men could get no water. On they pushed into the desert lands below, which lay between them and Tiberias and were bordered on the left and right by hills. Now clouds of dust were seen moving across the plains and in the heart of them bodies of Sar acen horsemen, which continually at tacked the vanguard under Count Ray mond and as continually retreated be fore they could be crushed, slaying many with their spears and arrows. Also these came round behind them and charged the rear guard, where marched the Templars and the light armed troops named Turcopoles and the baud of Reginald de Chatillon, with which rode the brethren. From noon till near sundown the long harassed line, broken now Into fragments, struggled forward across the rough, stony plain, the burning heat beating upon their armor till the air danced about it as it does before a fire. Toward evening men and horses became exhausted, and the sol diers cried to their captains to lead them to water. But in that place there was no water. 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