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Warned by his physician that hi
has not more than six months to
live, Dan Failing sits despondently
a park bench, wondering where
he should spend those six months.
Memories of his grandfather and a
deep love for all things of the
wild help him In reaching a deci
sion. In a large southern Oregon
city he meets people who had
known and loved hts grandfather,
a famous frontiersman. He makes
his home with Silas Lennox, a typ
ical westerner. The only other
members of the household are
I^nnox's son. 'Bill," and daugh
ter, "Snowbird." Their abode Is
in the Umpqua divide, and there
Falling plans to live out the short
span of life which he has been
told Is hts. From the first Falling's
health shows a marked Improve
ment, and In the companionship of
I^nnox and hts son and daughter
he fits Into the woods life as If he
had been born to It. Bÿ quick
thinking and a remarkable display
of "nerve" he saves Lennox's life
and his own when they are at
tacked by a mad coyote. Lennox
declares he Is a reincarnation or
his grandfather, Dan Falling I.
whose fame as a woodsman Is a
Dan saw twe door close behind him,
and he had an Instant's glimpse of the
long sweep of moonlit ridge that
stretched beneath the window. Then,
all at once, seemingly without warn
ing, It simply blinked out Not until
the next morning did he really know
why. Insoninln was an old acquaint
ance of Dan's, and he had expected to
have some trouble In getting to sleep.
His only real trouble was waking up
again when Lennox called hint to
hreukfnst. He couldn't believe that
the light at his window s'hade was
really that of morning.
"Good Heavens !" his host exploded.
"You sleep the sleep of the Just."
Dan was about to tell him that on
the contrary he was a very nervous
sleeper, but he thought better of it.
Something hod surely happened to his
insomnia. The next Instant he even
forgot to wonder about It In the reali
zation that Ills tired body had been
wonderfully refreshed. He had no
dread now of the long tramp up the
ridge that his host had planned.
But first came target practice. In
Dan's baggage he had a certain very
plain but serviceable sporting rifle of
about thirty-forty euliber—a gun that
the Information department of the
large sporting-goods store In Gitehe
apolls had recommended for his pur
pose. Except for the few moments in
the store, Dan had never held a rifle
In his hunds. The first shot he hit the
trunk of a five-foot pine at thirty
"Hut I couldn't very well have
missed It!" he replied to Lennox's
cheer. "You see, I aimed at the mid
dle—but I Just grazed the edge."
The second shot was not so good,
missing the tree altogether. And It
wns a singular thing that he aimed
longer and tried harder on this shot
than on the first The third time he
tried still harder, and made by far
the worst shot of all.
"What's the matter?" he demanded.
"I'm getting worse all the time."
Lennox didn't know for sure. But
he made a long guess. "It might he
beginner's luck," he said, "but I'm In
clined to think you're trying too hard.
Take It easier—depend more on your
Dan's reply waa to lift the rifle
lightly to hts shoulder, glance quickly
along the trigger and fire. The bullet
struck within one Inch of the center
of the pine.
For n long second Lennox gazed at
him *n open-mouthed astonishment.
"My stars, hoy!" he cried at last.
"Was I mistaken in thinking you were
a horn tenderfoot—nfter all? Can It
he that n little of your old grandfa
ther's skill hns been passed down to
yon? But yon can't do It ngnin."
nut Dan did do It again. If any
thing. the bullet was a little nearer
the center. And then he aimed at a
more distant tree.
But the hammer snapped down In
effectively on the breech. He turned
with a look of question.
"Your gun only holds five shots,"
Lennox explained. Reloading, Dan
tried a more difficult target—a trunk
almost one hundred yards distant. Of
rottrse It would hnve been only child's
play to an experienced hunter ; hut
to a tenderfoot It was a difficult
mark Indeed. Twice out of four shots
Dan hit the tree trunk, and one of his
two hits was practically a bull's-eye.
His two misses were the result of tlie
same mistake he had made before—
attempting to hold his aim too long.
Dan and Lennox started together
up the long slope of the ridge. Dan
alone armed; Lennox went with him
solely ns a guide. The deer season had
just opened, and It might he that Dan
would want to procure one of these
"But I'm not sure 1 want to hunt
deer," Dan told him. "You speak of
them as being so beautiful—"
"They are beautiful and your
grandfather would never hunt them,
either, except for meat. But maybe
you'll change your mind when you see
n buck. Besides, we might run into a
lynx or a panther. But not very like
ly. without dogs."
They trudged up, over the carpet of
pine needles. They fought their way
through a thicket of buckbrush. Once
they saw the gray squirrels in the tree
lops. And before Lennox had as much
as supposed they were near the haunts
of big game, a yearling doe sprang up
from Its bed In the thickets.
For an Instant she stood motionless,
presenting a perfect target. It was
evident that she hnd heard the sound
of the approaching hunters, but had
not as yet located or identified them
with her near-sighted eyes. Lennox
whirled to find Dan standing very
still, peering along the barrel of Ills
rifle. But he didn't shoot. The deer,
seeing Lennox move, leaped Into her
terror-puco—that astounding run that
Is one of the fastest gaits in the whole
animal world. In the wink of an eye
she was out of sight.
"Why didn't you shoot?" Lennox de
"Shoot? It was a doe, wasn't it?"
"Good Lord, of course it was a doe!
But there are no game laws that go
buck this far. Besides—you aimed at
"I aimed just to see If 1 could catch
it through my sights. And I could.
My glasses sort of made It blur—but
'There's Something Living In That
I think—perhaps—that I could hnve
shot It. But I'm not going to kill does.
There must be some reason for the
game laws, or they wouldn't exist."
"You're a funny one. Come three
thousand miles to hunt and then pass
up the first deer you see. You could
almost have been your grandfather,
to have done that. He thought killing
deer needlessly was almost as bud as
killing a man. They are beautiful
tilings, aren't they?"
Dan answered him with startling
emphasis. But the look that he wore
said more than his words.
They trudged on, and Lennox grew
thoughtful. He was recalling the .pic
ture thnt he hnd seen when he hnd
whirled to look ut Dan, Immediately
nfter the deer hnd leaped from Its
bed. It puzzled him a little. He had
turned to find the younger man In a
perfect posture to shoot, his feet
ptneed In exuctly the position thnt
years of experience hnd (aught Len
nox was correct ; and withal, absolute
ly motionless. What many hunters
take years to learn, Dan had seemed
lo know by Instinct. Oottld It be, nfter
all, that this slender weakling, even
now bowed down with a terrible
malady, had Inherited the true fron
tiersman's Instincts of his ancestors?
The result of this thought wns at
least to hover In the near vicinity of
n certain conclusion. That conclusion
was that at least a few of the char
acteristics of his grandfather hnd
been passed down to Dan. It meant
that possibly. If time remained, he
would not turn out such a weakling,
Of course his courage, his
nerve, had yet to he tested; but the
fact remained that long generations
of frontiersmen mice dors had left this
Influence upon hlm. The wild wm
calling to him, wakening instlpcts
long smothered in villes, luit siin* and
pnst were speaking to him. and the
Fnllings once more had he;-!"» to run
true to form. Inherited tendencies j
were in a moment changing this weak, i
ilderness inhabitant such as his
ancestors had been before him.
They were slipping along over the
pine needles, their eyes intent on the
It was the beginning
Voices of I lie long
diseased youth Int
trail ahead. And then Lennox saw a
curious thing. He beheld Pan sud
denly stop In the trail and turn his
eyes toward a heavy thicket that la>
perhaps one hundred yards to their
right. For an Instant he looked al
most like a wild creature himself, Ills
vered, as If he were lis
His muscles werfe set and
head was h
Lennox had prided himself that he
had retained all the powers of his live
senses, and that few men in lilt' tiiotm
tains had keener ears than he.
it was truth that at first he only knew
the silence, and the stir und pulse of
his own blood. He assumed then that
Dun was watching something that
from his position, twenty feet behind,
he could not see. He tried to probe
the thlekets with his eyes.
Then Dan whispered. Kver so soft
a sound, hut yet distinct in the si
lence. "There's something living In
Then Lennox heurd It, too. As they
stood still, the sound became ever
clearer and more pronounced. Some
living creature was advancing toward
them ; and twigs were cracking be
neath Its feet. The sounds were rath
er subdued, and .vet, as the animal ap
proached, both of them instinctively
knew that they were extremely loud
for the usual footsteps of any of the
"What Is it?" Dan asked quietly.
Lennox wns so Intrigued by the
sounds that he was not even observ
ant of the peculiar, subdued quality
In Dan's voice. Otherwise, he would
have wondered at It. "I'm free to
confess I don't know," he said. "It's
booming right toward us, like most
animals don't care to do. Of course
it may be a humnn being. You must
watch out for that."
They waited. The sound ended.
They stood straining for a long mo
ment without speech.
"That was the dumdest thing!"
Lennox went on. "Of course It might
have been a hear—you never know
what they're going to do. It might
have got sight of us and turned off.
But I can't believe that It was Just a
But then his words chopped square
ly off In Ills throat. The plodding ad
vance commenced again. And the
next instant a gray form revealed It
| self at the edge of the thicket.
It was Grnyeoat the coyote, half
blind , with his madness, und des
perate in his agony.
There was no more deadly thing In
nil the hills than he. Even the bite
of a rattlesnake would have been wel
comed beside his. He stood a long
instant, and all his instincts and re
; Ilexes that would have ordinarily
i made him flee in abject terror were
j thwarted and twisted by the fever of
his madness, lie stared a moment at
the two figures, and his red eyes could
not Interpret them. They were simply
foes, for It was true that when this
racking agony was upon him, even
lifeless trees seemed foes sometimes.
He seemed eerie and unrenl as he
gazed at them out of his burning eyes :
and the white foam gathered at his
fangs. And then, wholly without
wnrning, he charged down at them.
He came with unbelievable speed.
The elder Lennox cried once in warn
ing nnd cursed himself for ventur
ing forth on the ridge without a gun.
He was fully twenty feet distant from
Dan ; yet he saw In an lnstnnt his
only course. This was no time to
trust their lives to the marksmanship
of an amateur. He sprnng toward
Dan, intending to wrench the weapon
from his hand.
But he didn't achieve his purpose.
At the first step his foot caught In s
projecting root, and he was shot tc
his fnce on the trail. But a long life
In the wilderness had developed Len
nox's reflexes to an abnormal degree ;
many crises hnd taught him muscle
and nerve control ; and only for a
fraction of an Instant, a period of
time that few Instruments are fine
enough to measure, did he lie supinely
upon the ground. He rolled on. Into
a position of defense. But he knew
now he could not reach the younger
mun before the mad coyote would be
upon them. The matter was out of
his hands. Everything depended on
the aim and self-control of the tender
Dan Failing's trua marks
manship provas that ha is not
tha weakling ho is supposed to
be - on several occasions—in
tha next installment of "The
Voice of the Pack.''
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
A seaman's superstition is that a
penknife stuck Into the mast of a
sailing vessel Is supposed to bring
will whistle through his teeth.
For the same reason a sailor
Plaster for Mending.
Adhesive plaster is Just the thing
for mending hot-water bags, raincoats,
gloves and rubber goods of all kinds.
Jud Tunklns says he doesn't see
why auybody who wants to get a good
job In a Jazz band should waste time
on music lessona.
Viedical Director Tells How Car
diac Convalescents Thrive
MENTAL EFFECT iS GOOD, TOO
freatment in Force Two Years With
Uniformly Beneficial Results—Most |
Joyous of Play Exercises—Phy
sically and Socially Stimulant.
New York.- hair nig us pais of the
•egulur treatment of those convnlose
ng from heart disease was prescribed
.wo years ago by Llr. Frederic l'.rusli,
nodical director of the Burke Founda
lon, the great Institution for the care
ind treatment of convalescents at
While I'lalns, to w hich many put lents
from New York city hospitals and
ither institutions are sent. The re
mits of this treatment as shown by
ts effect upon thousands of patients
ins been amazing, and doubtless will
»licit a gtisp of astonishment from the
uninitiated layman ns well as from
lie physician of the older school.
Doctor Brush says, however, that
iliere have not been any bad results,
>ut on the contrary the exercise has
•ieen of great benefit. Modern dancing
(ball, contra and folk types) Is a val
uable form of physical exercise in
he reconstructive convalescent stages
i>f heart disease, he declares. It af
fords n high degree of needl'd mental
therapy, and advances the patient
notably toward social restoration. Ex
perience Indicates Its safety. It gives
tn added nnd readily available test of
lie cardiac reserves and of progress.
The physician tells about his experi
ence with dancing as a therapeutic
igent In Hospital Social Service.
Applied exercises In the Convnles
:ent, constructive ' and preventive
stages of heart disease have three
main purposes, says Doctor Brush. To
niprove the general condition (nutri
tional, muscular and organic), In
crease the cardiac reserve power and
lessen the Introspective and neurotic
tendencies. Gradnal re-entry Into near
normal occupational and social living
is the end sought.
It Is of nssured advantage, says
the physlçlan, to have the exercises
pleasurably anticipated nnd enjoyed;
and particularly valuable to linve
them simulate or merge into every
day physical nnd social activities.
Formal gymnastics aid by Inspiring
courage nnd further exercise, In get
ting hold of the mild slacker or neu
rasthenic, nnd serve well In had
weather times ; but in six years' ob
servation of some 3,000 heart conva
lescents, says Doctor Brush, no regime
has given such ali-round satisfaction,
snfety nnd success ns did the old farm
regime where n totnl of nearly 500
cardiacs, boys nnd young men, were
glveh essential freedom In pluy and
work over the place (under reason
able regulations of rest, etc.).
Dancing may he called an inherent
activity—of nil girls, of women up to
fifty, and of most young and middle
aged men, says the physlelnn ; older
persons are persistently happy In
wntclilng It ; It Is the most Joyous of
all play-exercises, nnd both physically
and socially stimulant.
Convalescents with but a moderate
degree of cardiac reserve may begin
cautiously to dance, then go on to a
considerable indulgence, with snfety
nnd benefit, he asserts. The heart
patients early led the way In this.
Women were found to be dancing In
their cottages and boys exhibited vari
ous "Jig stunts," etc.
The practice was checked, then
carefully observed, encouraged and
organized; and soon two or three for
mal dances per week were given, open
to patients of all diagnoses and ages.
Secretary Davis Buys Luncheon
Sr. '. ' •
LF * ;
F?' y , .
Secretary of Labor Davis does not believe In spending two hours eating
filet mignon for lunch. Every noon he may be seen standing before this little
Italian fruit stand Just around the corner from his office, where he invests In
a light lunch of seasonable fruits.
for loo seasons oast a dancing class -
for cardiacs under eighteen
being given principally by
patients of lids group.
('lass atIcmlancc is
diituifitt are gradually Imlucled. Many J
| enrdilies have ghen special fancy
; soon as the
heart strength is consld
I i icd adequate. The weaker and more
dances In enterttiiiiinenls. This high
ly dlverslonal exercise is not stressed. !
hut Is Included in the direction, "to
begin to walk, const, golf, dance, etc.,
as soon as you feci able." Resident
physicians' orders are occasionally
given for more or less or none of these
How Patients Are Affected.
For six months ilie dancing Is out
The spectators, too, are
One hardly recognizes
these patients at such functions; they
show color, animation, strength, good
posture; pains and neurotic depres
sions have actually disappeared—and
are the less likely to return, "I can
dance again I" Is a valued expression
Find New Cities
of Ancient Maya
Carnegie Institution's Central
American Expedition Makes
OLD CAPITAL IS EXCAVATED
Greatest Native Civilization Which
America Produced Once Flourished
in What la Now Desolate and
Washington.— After having discov
ered and unearthed undent and for
gotten cities that once were
ter of America's civilization,
alter having begun to recover the an
cient learning for the Mata people
from their Indian descendants, the
Carnegie Institution Central American
expedition for 1921, which penetrated
(he region of Guatemala, in the de
partment of Beten, at the base of llm
Yucatan penlnsuja, has returned to
The expedition, under the direction
of Dr. SyJvanus G. Morley, associate
In American archeology of the Insti
tution, left Washington early in Janu
ary. The other investigators were Dr.
C. E. Outlie and William Gates, both
research associates ofl the Institution.
The activities of the field season
consisted of the exploration of the
forests of northern Beten In search for
new centers of this ancient civiliza
tion under the direction of Doctor
Morley, the excavation of Tayasal, the
last It/.a (a Maya tribe) capital, lo
cated upon an island In the Lake of
Beten ltzn, in northern central Beten,
by Doctor Gut he, and a first-hand
study of Hie Maya language as spok
en today in northern British Honduras,
and also by the Quiche, a Maya tribe
living in the highlands of Guatemala,
by Mr. Gates.
Unearth Ancient Cities.
Following along the chicle (the sub
stance from which chewing gum Is
made) trails which traverse this re
gion, Doctor Morley's party discovered
several new cities during the course of
the field season, lu what appears to
have been the very heurt of the old
Attempt to Burn Out
Snake Caused Big Loss
A six foot iilacksmike refused
to move from ills den under a
stump, und W. II. Winter, a
lartner of Augusta, Kj., on
whose poroperty the snake huit
taken up a residence, decided to
smoke out Ute reptile,
sprend from the stump i
a 20- ;
acre hay tleld. Appeals were 2
sent to the tire department and J
farmers hurried to the scene to »
help extinguish the tînmes,
one time it seemed as though «
would spread to the s
shower helped J
city, out a timely
extinguish the Haines.
The siiuke escaped.
There have been about twenty i-ol
lnpses or partial faints among nil thee
thousands of darn ers (.'tti.iKKi i>iiti< cl
In cnrdlacs and found to he m
hysterical or neurotic,
patients have coinplulited of Increased
pain, etc., the day after, hut no in
smnee of decompensating
lowed. (Decompensation mentis fail
ure of the heart to Increase in power
sufficiently to overcome valvular <Fs
ease.) The pulse rate rises moderate
ly. Many patients express a feeling
of benefit from the exercise.
AhAlit half of these werel
Some lieai I
Doctor Gutho's excavations at Tuy
usal proved equally fruitful. The prin
cipal plaza of that city was located,
and the work of clearing away the
earth and fallen masonry from the
principal structures was commenced.
The peninsula of Yucatan Juts up
Into the Gulf of Mexico like the great
thumb of a giant hand, pointing north
ward. It Is 250 miles wide, und be
fore.It fluully takes root In the conti
nental land mass far to the south,
gradually merging Into the foothills
of the Cordllllorru, It Is 400 miles long.
This region, a limestone formation
of recent geological age, has gradual
ly emerged from the floor of the Car
ibbean sen, and Is now overgrown
with a dense sub-tropical Jungle. It
supports, in fuel, on almost continu
ous forest of mahogany, rubber, Santa
Maria, celba, chlco-snpote (Ute "chew
ing gunt" tree), and many other sub
tropical trees, which so completely
covers the country that one may trav
el In this hush for days without see
ing an open space large enough to ac
commodate a modern bungalow com
In this now desolate and forgotten
region there developed during the
first fifteen centuries of the Christian
era the greatest native civilization
which America produced, namely, that
of the ancient Maya of southern Mex
ico nnd northern Central America.
Here great cities grew up, filled with
temples, pyramids, palaces and mon
asteries, built of finely curved lime
stone. which were grouped around
paved squares and courts.
Once Brilliant People.
In these spacious plazas beautifully
sculptured monuments were erected,
their sides Inscribed with elaborate
hieroglyphic writings, setting forth Im
portant historical nnd astronomical
facts. A dense population, highly or
ganized under strongly centralized
governments, flourished In the region,
the vanguard of civilization In the
But In the course of centuries pes
tilence, drought, civil war and famine
overtook the Maya, so that when the
Spaniards landed on the east coast of
Yucatan In 1861, under Francisco de
Montejo, the last remnant of this once
brilliant people fell an easy prey to
the shock of foreign conquest, and they
were speedily reduced to dependence
and slavery. Their once magnificent
cities were abandoned, vast sections
being actually depopulated, and the
tropical Jungle again crept over the
region, until today these former cen
ters of life and human activity lie
burLed In the grip of n dense forest,
and crumbling walls and piles of fall
en masonry overgrown with giant
trees alone bear melancholy witness to
former pomp and glory.
Investigations in this remote and
inaccessible region may only be car
ried on under enormous difficulties.
It Is only very slowly, with' Infinite
pains and at high cost, that this region
Is being made to yield Its archeolog
ical secrets and the truth about our
foremost native American clvilzatlou
Is gradually being made known.
'■Frtsh'' Eggs Hatch in Store.
Baducah, Ky.—Fourteen chicks
hatched out of eggs in the bottom lay
: or of a ernte at a market house here,
were discovered after the top layers
had been sold ns fresh eggs.
The chicks, which were several days
old, apparently had been mothered by
the heat wave and were In splendid
The owner sold them for several
times the vulue of fresh eggs.
Nickel Shine Back in Boston.
Boston.—The nickel shine 1ms re
turned. The boys of the north end
have Invaded the business district In
a war on established bootblacks, some
of whom have met the competition by
cutting rates from 10 cents to 5.
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