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0p;rlbt, 11)19, ej Wotttra Ktmpspcf t'nloo.i
"I muxt fin re dime it t lt wIMwm
prolmlily Kpcali tl initli. IVilmii
It would ! Iicxt to nh lit ttif up itwny
from 1 1 1 win-Ill for a time. I will
take my punishment l!V: n ninn,"
And llki' n mini P.!n!;e Arnold fiii.-i-d
Jude mid Jury, imr delimit, nor re
louttil, nor - Kniiilll'iiiii-iit, lu i with
contrition, limine diul miIuiiIkhIihi In
bin face. There vn Utile iloiiht Hint
while under the Influence of hlroni;
,firink ni:.d lured on by specious tempt
ers lie liad forged a i-Jieck unui his
former employers to pny oft" u gam
bling debt.
"Five years In the state penitentiary
at hard labor," was the sentence, and
the prisoner simply bowed bis baud
and did not lift it as he was led away.
Then it was to sweep the courtroom
with one swift, probing glance. His
face fell. If he hoped to find a
friendly or familiar face there be wus
doomed to disappointment.
Wild, . reckless spendthrift that he
was, he had reached the end of his
Tope. A year previous, urged on by
bis riotous acts, his father, a man of
wealth, had turned hlra out of his
home and disowned him. Six months
later the parents of his fiancee, sor
rowful, but loyal Lettie Vivian, had
told him that she had been 6ent away
to distant friends where he could not
And her and that all was over between
More latterly Lettie had accepted
the decision of father and betrothed.
Be had plunged Into new recklessness.
They were doubtless aware of his
predicament, but no one had extend
d a helping hand. As a common
criminal, Blake Arnold was shut out
from the world as a branded man, and
stolidly, doggedly accepted the dull,
Irksome routine of prison life. -
And all the time poor, pining Let
tie passed her days In vain longing
for a sight of the only man she had
ever loved and her nights were tear
ful ones. She could not forget, and
she told her parents so. Practically
exiled with an aged aunt, she faith
fully kept her promise not to write to
Blake, and when his final downfall
was announced In the public prints
her aunt found her staring at the
dread Intelligence n a dazed, stony
way as if a final blow had prostrated
;. "My poor, suffering dove 1" sobbed
the gentle-spirited woman. "Do net
become utterly heartbroken."
- "No." answered Lettie quietly, "I
shall only wait."
"You will wait?" repeated her aunt
"For his release and his redemp
tion. Both will come In time. His
love for me can never die. It will
purify and save him. We shall meet
again sometime, somewhere."
' Two years had passed by when the
United States entered the war. Let
tie found some relief from her an-
Silsh by contributing her services to
ed Cross home work. It was late In
the year when her aunt, opening a
morning newspaper, stared, paled,
and hastening furtively Into another
room, thrust the newspaper Into a
blazing grate. She had read in the
Journal of the escape from prison of
Blake Arnold, an honor convict, whose
good conduct entitled him to a remis
sion of his sentence and whose case
had been - favorably regarded by the
pardon board.
- So Lettie mourned on and dreamed
on, all unaware that the man she could
sot forget was free. Her aunt fretted
And feared for many weeks, dreading
the possible appearance of Blake la
quest of Lettie. He did not come, nor
41d any letter, and the months rolled
: It was late in the year when the
boys came marching home. There was
a fragmentary contingent of a regi
ment which had displayed the highest
valor In one of the most desperate bat
tles of the war. The son of the gov
ernor of the state was in the group,
and the idol of the regiment was a
soldier, Berton Arleigh, who had saved
the life of the young man and had led
a forlorn hope that had turned the
tide of the conflict Berton Arleigh
had been terribly wounded and was
on the convalescent list when what
was left of the valorous regiment
reached the home town.
, The people of the capital could not
do enough to honor these men, and the
son of the governor had invited Ber
ton Arleigh to become his guest. One
day and night the young man remained
Jn the palatial home of the officials.
The next morning he sought a private
Interview with the governor. 1
"1 think It best to quietly leave you
be said, and then to the amazement of
Us auditor he disclosed his true Iden-,
tity. He was Blake Arnold, and the
Intense patriotism of his nature, the.
fceen willingness to redeem the past
ty giving his life for his country, If
mecesaary. had Influenced him to sur
rfptltioir !y leave the fiiSori. -
"Tou are more thna :a erol" de
clared the deeply moved' official, '"Tou
?:i remain here my honored guest un
1 I father up the scattered strands
t your broken life and cement them
t new." '" . - '
A pordon, r habituation la all men's
rrrg and u: with Lettie nil
lu-te .Uraenl were etnge in the pt:ia
i f th:- f.-:! ii- i f :Ht- soldier boy wh"
wtii .V iii'- 10 Lhilie .M-noIJ.. ,
Local Color
tCuprtln'it, lltlll, t Wnlrn M,iiMptr talon )
It li'id lu-rn an ndver turoim after
noon. Hell), after her weeks of quiet
wiilcomed the iIihiij,"'. Few In tliollltle
town weru aware Hint ".Mrs. Fulnome's
niece mi a tlslt," was In reality the
Elizabeth Itli Ir of new literary funic.
I'.iit (lieu, Hetty iiad not mingled with
the society folk on the bill. This wa
not the purpose of ber stay In the
Rlraiigeiy divided township. She had
come with a view of gaining local
color and material for her latest serin I.
She hud been duly warned upon her
arrival against going unattended luto
that region known as Stoke's Hollow,
and divided by a running stream from
the aristocracy of the hilltop.
Aunt Fulsome's house was placed
temporizingly between the two. And
It was the weird desolation o Stoke's
Hollow, which immediately won Bet
ty's Interest, while the upper man
sions were to ber but tircsomely alike.
Many times she had ventured as close I
to the dividing stream as old Nell
would permit herself to be driven.
And from ber seat on the mare's back,
the unconventional young author could
look across to the shabby buildings
upon the forbidden side.
Her adventure of this afternoon TwT
been caused by curiosity In that di
rection. . Old Nell, urged to cross ths
stream showed her Indignant refusal
by an unexpected turn about and run
away, from which Betty hnd been res
cued by an astonishingly handsome,
modish young man, who opportunely
appeared from among the bushes upon
the disreputable side of the stream.
Betty, thinking things over palpitat
ingly, after leaving Nell safe In her
stall, retraced her steps almost to
the former scene. of disaster. Thi)
young man who had actually risked
his life to save hers, and to whom in
her confusion she had neglected tq
express appreciation, had vanished
from sight as mysteriously as he had
Betty hnd mentally scoffed at "love
at first sight," even while she penned
chnrinlng tales of Its possibilities. But
this handsome young hero had left
her with a yearning in her usually
indifferent heart. Wistfully, Eliza
beth Blair longed to see him again
and to further know her deliverer.
So Betty, gathering more assurance,
approached the shabby building. It's
air of grotesqueness delighted her; to
all appearances here close to civiliza
tion was still one wild, unfrequent
ed spot. The place was evidently de
serted, so she examined the queer
knives on the wall Intently. Then
with quick apprehension she turned
fearfully about Men were coming.
through the deep grass toward her,
fierce, strange looking men, murmur.
Ing and gesticulating together.
In sudden terror she feared to go
back through the doorway and face
them. Behind her, stretched a crude
curtain; tremblingly she withdrew be
neath Its screening folds, finding with
relief an open window nearby. Per
haps, while the men were talking, she
might be able to escape thus, unseen.
Then, even as she reached desperate
ly for the window ledge, Betty stood
motionless, hands still upraised.
"Walt I" cried the Imperative voice,
and In It Betty recognized the haunt
ing tones of her rescuer.
Whirling, she peered through the
crack In the curtain. Yes, it was he,
clad in those same spotless white flan
nets, his fine eyes flashing, his heavy
hair rumpled on his forehead. But
as, white faced, he defiantly faced
the three desperadoes, one quickly
drew a revolver, deliberately aiming
It at her hero's head.
With a shriek of triumph the three
closed around him, Betty saw bis
bravely defiant glance as he faced
"So you want the reward for our
capture?" one said. "Did you think
we'd let you get out of here alive?"
Courage came suddenly to the hid
ing girl. She must help this man.
Had he hesitated in risking his life
for her sake? To escape and bring
aid would be useless. These ferocious,
lawless creatures would by that time
have his life. No, she must act now.
Beyond the curtain hung one of the
guns. If she could rush out and
snatching it, place It In her hero's
And with the swift silence of a pan
ther, that Is Just what Betty , did.
Then breathless she stood staring
from one perplexed face to another.
Instead of endeavoring to protect him
self with the guh'i her hero stood look
ing Into her face In stupid admiration,
while unmistakable grins spread over
the faces of the desperadoes.
"Tou were not supposed to be in
the picture," said one with a laugh.
Across the grass came a wrathful
camera man.
; "What did you do that for?" he de
manded. "Tou've spoiled the whole
.film." .
f -Slowly the truth came ; to Betty.
She had Idiotically stumbled upon a
motion picture In preparation.
"But the Stokes outlaws? she
questioned uncertainly-
"Oh I they are Just a lot of harm
less, lazy natives," her hero explained,
"who were glad to rent us their, quar
ters." Into the eyes of the "movie Idol"
came an unstudied, enger light.
"Will you wait until we go through
this again." he begged. "I want tr
see you. after."
And Hetty waited. Truth Is s
ir.'n'ii more satisfying tfcaii fiction.
CORf'OKATED 1. 1 In curporote liile of snirj corn
pony is Okolona Ci-mclery Astoria
lion, liicorporol-(l.
2. I lie mitne of die incorporators
air: May Owrn BhIb, PuBloflice,
OkolonB,'Miss ; Mary Gu-i-ii Abbolt,
Pusloflice, Okolona, Miss.; Frances
Abboll, Foslcffice, Okolona. Miss ; R.
J. West. Pofcltflidc. Okolona. Miss.;
W. E. Savage, Fosloflice, Okolona,
Miss.; Lillie Scale Davis, Posloflice,
Okolona. Miss. v
3. The domicile is at Okolona,
4. Amount of capital slock None.
5. The par value of shares is
6. The period of existence (not
lo exceed fifty years) is Ffty years.
7. The purpose for which it is
created: To own and care for a
Ccxetery within the corporale limits
of the Cily of Okolona, Mississippi,
lo establish and administer an en
Jowment fund for the maintainance of
laid Cemetery; to make contracts in
connection with ihe purposes above
8. 1 he r.i'i'hls and powers that may
be exercised by this corporation ore
hose conferred by the provisions of
chapter . Mississippi Uode, lyUb.
May Owen Belts,
Mary Green Abbott,
Frances Abbott,
W. E. oavage, .
R. J. West,
Lillie Seule Davis,
Slate of Mississippi
County of Chickasaw
This day personally appeared be
fore me, llief undersigned anlhorily
May Owen Belts. Mary Green Ab
bott, Frances Abbott, W. E. Savatfe,
R.J. W est. and Lillie Seale Davis,
incorporalors of the corporation
known as the Okolona Cemelery
Association who acknowledged thai
ihey signed and , executed the above
foregoing articles of incorporation as
I heir act and deed on this ihe 3rd day
of April. 1919. -
A. C. Rowe,
Notary Public
A Careful Perusal Will Prove Its
Value to Every Okolona Reader.
The average man is a doubter, and
there is little wonder that this is so
Misrepresentation make people skep
tics. Now-a-days the public ask for
better evidence than the testimony of
strangers. Here Is proof which should
convince every Okolona reader;
W. H. Hall, shoe and harness re
pairer. Church St., Okolona, says: "1
have been severely injured in my
back a couple of times and I believe
that was the cause of my kidneys giv
ing me trouble. Bending over so
much at my work, no doubt, helped
to make my back weak and painful
Doan's Kidney Pills strengthened my
kidneys and my back stopped "aching
I c.n recommend Doan's Kidney Pills
to anyone afflicted with backache or
other trouble from weak kidneys."
Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy get
Doan's Kidney Pills the same that
Mr. Hall had. Foster-Mllburn Co.,
Mfgrs., Buffalo, N. T.
No Worms in a Healthy Child
All children troubled with worms have an un
healthy color, which indicates poor blood, and si a
rule, there Is more or less stomach disturbance.
GROVE'S TASTELESS chill TONIC given regularly
for two or three weeks will enrich the blood, im
prove the digestion, and act as a General Strength
ening Tonic to the whole system. Nature will thee
throw off or dispel the worms, and the Child will be
in perfect health. Pleasant to take. SOc per bottle
By mutal consent the firm of (he
Okolona Realty Co.. consisting of T.
M. Dean & G. S. Keller have this
day disolved T. M. Dean will con
tinue the business under the name of
of Okolona Realty Co.
July 1st 1919.
T. M. Dean.
G. S. Keller.
You remem-
fcer Johnny
Jones, the bad
rj. boy ; everybody
Ya said would sure-
ly come to a
( bad end?
Yes; what of
Nothing, ex
cept that in his
case for once
everybody wa
1I w- muni, but why bo dying
All our l ii y n V
Tern Mwuy from fallhli-Ka KlKliIng-, '
Turn lo pruit.u, I ,
Bhiiw tli rour.JM of glail living
In -.irtl iicrU, i
And thy wltm-p of thankuKlvlnff ,i
Men will hi ;J.
1. C. Rankin.
Take one cupful of sugar, one-third
iif n cupful of shortening, two teu-
Kpounfuls of cream
of tartar and one
of soda, one-hnlf
cupful of milk and
a little flour sifted
with the soda and
cream of tartar;
add the rest of the
milk and Hour. Roll
nist and place thd following filling on
one and cover with another:
. Filling. Take one cupful of raisins,
half a cupful of sujiar, half a cupful of
hot water, one tnhlespnonful of Hour
and the juice of half a lemon. Cook
until smooth and thick. Tut on the
cooklea and bake.
Ginger Cakes. Take one nnd one
half cupfuls of shortening, one cupful
each of sugar and molasses, two eggs,
one teaspoonful of soda, dissolved In
a half cupful of boiling water. Gin
ger, cinnamon, cloves and salt to taste.
Add flour to roll and let stnud on ice
to chill before rolling.
Fruit Cookies.- Take three ecrgs, one
scant cupful of shi-tenlng, one and
one-hnlf cupfuls of sugar, two cupfuls
o flour, one teaspoonful of cinnamon,
a teaspoonful of soda 'dissolved In one
half cupful of hot water. One cup
ful of grated coconut, one pound of
dates cut fine, one teaspoonful of salt
and lemon or vanilla extract for fla
voring. This makes 40 small cakes.
Bake in small tins or patty pans. -
Jumbles. Take, one cupful of mo
lasses, one-fourth of a tenspoonful of
soda, beat well, add three beaten eggs,
one cupful of brown sugar, one cupful
of shortening, a half teaspoonful of
salt, one-half tablespoonful of ginger,
the same of clnnumon and four cup
fuls of flour. Drop like drop cookies.
Gingersnaps. Take one cupful each
of shortening, molasses, brown sugar,
add one beaten egg, one tnblespoonful of
ginger, one-half teaspoonful of salt,
one teaspoonful of soda and flonr to
roll. Cook for six mlnufes after It be
gins to boll, the sugar, molasses nnd
shortening; cool and add the egg, then
the rest of the Ingredients.
The State of Mississippi.
To W. .1. Pilgreen whose Post-office
address when last heard from was
Dallas. Texas, K. T. Wagner, Mi-
, nor. Hartshorn, Oklahoma, and
Margaiet Wagner, Minor, Harts
horn. Oklahoma, both of whom are
livintf with their fatherlW. T. Wag
ner, at Hartshorn, Oklahoma, and
lo Louisa Wagner, Minor, and Mil
dred Wagner, Minor, both of whom
are also children of W. T, Wagner,
the last named two living with their
grandmother, Mrs. N. L Pilgreen,
in Chickasaw County, Mississippi,
and to W. T. Wagner, Hartshorn,
Okl ahoma, father of the four above
named Minors:
- You are commanded to appear be
fore the Hon. A. J. Mclnlyre, Chan
cellor oE the 1st Chancery District of
Mississippi, and for ihe Second - Dis
trict of Chickasaw County in said
State, sitting at Booneville. Mississip
pi, on Monday the 4th day of August.
1919. at 10 o'clock A. M. and show
-f i .i tr- i
1 cause, ii any you can, wny ine rinai
Account of Mrs. N, L Pilgreen, as
Administratrix of the Estate of K. T.
Pilgreen, .deceased, which is now
on file in the office of the Chancery
Clerk of the Second District of Chick
asaw County, Miss., at Okolona,
Miss., should not be approved and
allowed and said Administratrix dis
charged. This 12th day of June, A D. 1919.
Slate of Mississippi.
Chickasaw County. 2nd Dist. .
The second' Peition for Auasey
Orr. The first petion having been
legally mads To ihe Governor and the
Mississippi Slate Board of Pardons,
now makes his second Petition to said
Board asking That this Notice Publi
shed according to law. That his peti
tion be taken Notice of and Consider
ed by said Board as it may come up
in legal form.
Filed this July 3rd 1919-
Ausey Orr and olliers.
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Mr. Georae R. Law, North
Franklin Bt., Brazil, Indiana, has
a word of cheer for sufferers
from LaGrippe and it results.
Uquld or Tablet Form
Sold Everywkero
Okolona, Miss.
J2Jl . Experienced
our machines
and turn out the class of work you want when-, you
want it.
Give us a trial and see how quickly and perfectly we
turn out your work.
We let every job be our advertisement.
AH kind of Upholstering .
-I . Give us a Trial Order and be convinced" :
837 Spring street,
Cleaning, Pressing and Altering
Everybody knows that my cleaning and pressing method is
the best and I don't charge any more than any other first
class cleaning and pressing shop in the state. Besides, then
my tailor work, altering and repairing is famous."
HODECK, The Tailor,
Both Phones Okolona. Miss.
An extension set installed on your
desk" will place you in quick communi
cation with neighboring towns as well
as practically all pionts in ' the United
States; xur long distance seevice being,
quick and accurate.
Call our manager for rates and full
particulars. ' . .
Southern Tel. & Tel Co.
' T. C. BARBER, Local Manager
OE1 OHM A A Wonderful
&ULKJ Remedy
Read His Letter
"X have suffered for tho last
two winters with that terrible
dlseaae, LaUrlpoe, Having; often
heard of the Rrsat value of Pe
runa f decided to try It, I kavo
only awed four bottJea and I do
not now hare aay bad effects
from ths Grippe as It has just
about entirely disappeared, and
my g-earral health ia good. Z an
satisfied that Feruna is a wost
derful remedyv and I do moat
heartily endorse and recommend
it for LaGrippe."
Tupelo, Miss.
Pays. Try

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