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Automobile of Aiss Dorothy Upton and
.flend. Mrs. aie, breaks down at New
.Miexico border pat rol catnp, commanded
by Lieutetnant Kylnistoll. ThIo two woin
s1M are otn way to mine of Miss Uptoni's
Esther, located a few muiles across the
fatxicaii borider. Kyttastont leaves women
.-at his cap1i while lie goes with a detail
rt (nvestigate report of \'ilia gun runners.
UV1a troops drive sinalil force of Car
-e.nza across border line and they surren
der to Kyiaston. D~orothy and Mrs. Pane
vtDld at eamip when Kytiaston returns with
*-grisoners. liliti Me.<cai priest appears
.ra carnp anl claims ilnterned Mexiconis
l.ve in the spoils broughtt across the line
% wonderful emerald hell stolen fron a
aftrine by Z/apaita ai takeI from liiin by
'C1rraizai troops. Priest is searching for
the eieraldl in order to return it to the
Wsrine. Kytnaston fitids jewel and reports
ti department headquarters. Major Up
dl ke appears from headquarters to take
< arge of valuables captured. Priest
AM.i emerald bell disappear. Kynaston
sishpn a'ross botlor with one man to aid
100ton faily surrounded by Villistas.
TMi water supply runs short. The defen
drs kill some of their besiegers, among
:tttent at Important officer. Mexicans go
. They demand sacriflce of man who
*.tSed officer. Both Upton and Kynaston
ind fired lit him, so they play poker game
-tto- decide which shall stirrender and thus
.sse lives of others hosieged. Kynaston
ntes and prepares to offer himself to
Holy Writ says there Is no
greater love than the sacrifice
,of one's life to save another's.
But in real life do you believe
that a man would deliberately
throw his life away In order to
save the life of the father of
the girl he loves-especially I
when the old father stood will.
Ing and ready to enter the Val.
Icy of the Shadow? You will
be much Interested In Lieuten
ant Kynaston's problem, de. I
scribed 1be this installment.
'Well, it would not take long. It
woP13uld be over in twenty-four hours,
1=less-a horrible thought came to
bim-U-those men below, whose prison.
Or he would be in two hours, were
Uaxages inl the rough; savages with
thie blood-lust fairly roused and in.
tamed by defeat.
Pe had heard tales of torture among
the prisoners that ho had soon at No.
The thought of having to go with.
Olit even saying farewell to Dorothy
unnerved him for a moment, but lie
realizod his own limitations, and he
knew that in that lact moment he
w~ould betray himself. So down lie sat
rat the table and wrote two short
no!tes; one to his colonel, in which ho
explainled the whole affair, and the oth
er to the sister that lived in a quiet
little Maryland town among the placid
b3ack eddies of the eastern shore.
Kynaston, his notes written, filled
the clip of the automatic and slIpped
it into his boot-leg, wvher-e its flat frame
would be most likoly to lie undetected.
A moment later Upton came into
th~e room. Hius face was gray with
suppressed feeling and his8 gaunt frame
sahowed unmistakable suffering. In the
Asw minutes that had passed since
*(ynaston had left him the whole trag
vedy of the next twenty-four hours had
1)ee~n brought home to him.
"[ can't lot you go. boy." he said
:torsely. "\Ve had better take our
.chance. Bring your men on over across
The appeal was almost overwhelm
tflg in its inteonsity.
"Don't you know that it means your
"I know. But it moans war if I
doM; and, Upton, as God is my judge,
K cannot start a wvar that will involve
the country to save my own skin.
Tfou see that, don't you?"
Upton licked his dry lips.
"When- when-do you mean to
fieave?" ho asked.
Kynaston's face was pale.
"Are the ladies in the back
"Yes. I'll go with you to the
The two men strolled listlessly to
ward the door of the main roomn, where
the defenders stood eying thier..
Frank puzzlement wvas written large
irpon their faces as Upton unbarred
the door', letting Kynaston out upon
'the smooth four-hundre'd-yard stretch
of grass that spread from the (door
step to the stream, grass that had
been laboriously planted by hand
throughl two generations.
Below them the land sloped away
to the east, a riot of gold and dun,
pearl and opal, and that curious red
brown that one Bees in the southwest
1nad nowhere else on earth.
Looking out before ho shut the door
amgata, Upton saw, a mile away, a col
exxn of red dust swirl up to the ame
hystine sky and heard a series of
eong, joyous yells that cut the desert
silences like a knife. Yell 'after yell
stoke out, then firing, ,And then more
"That'll be the arrival of the re
sforcemente they spoke of," said Ky
~Aston, ''I'm off. old ihan. Adios!
Give my love to-your-daughter."
Upton frankly choked as he watched
the younger man swing off down the
Steadily Kynaston tramped down
across the dead olive-green of the
parched alfalfa patch, skirted the dead
brown of the sugar cane, paused to
wave his hand to the old miner, and
then-disappeared from view among
Upton, sighing, turned back to the
house. He tramped through the great
room amid a great silence. Men
turned from their loopholes, scanned
his face, and furtively fell to rubbing
spotless rifle-bolts with their shirt
sleeves. They saw in his face such
grief as is abo- -e mere words, and,
after the manner of the southwest, re
spe oted it.
Dorothy and Mrs. Fane he found in
the back room. They knew, or sus
pected. Mrs. Fane was sitting in a
chair at the head of the table, her face
in her hands, frankly weeping, with
her arms spread upon the table, her
beautiful figure racked with sobs.
Dorothy, a mixture of fire and ice,
stood by the window, which was closed
and barred, confronting Mr. Wilkes,
who fairly cringed before the concen
trated fury in her eyes.
"I say it was a shame-a shame!"
she cried. "What if he did kill him?
Did they not try to kill him first, and
have they not stolen first from us, and
for two days now tried to kill us all?
Did he not peril his life to get us wa
ter? Did he not cross the line and
risk his life and, more than his life,
his reputation as a soldier to help us?
"What, must lie think of us? To
have us accept such a sacriflee from
him! Oh, father, I cannot stand it!
Marion, say something!"
But Marion was long past saying
anything that could be of even the
smallest comfort. It was Mr. Upton
who said slowly:
"We did the best we could, daugh
ter. We are but human, after all.
'Neither Kynaston nor I were sure
"Have You Come From the House
which of us shot the man. Anyway,
they promised us immunity if the man
who killed their leader should give
himself up to trial by court-martial-"
"Which means death," interjected
"And as we could not tell which of
us-he or I-it was who did the kill
ing, we played a hand of poker to
decide. That was what we wore doing
when you came in."
"Gambled away a life!" ejaculated
the horrified girl.
"And you mean that this"-she
pidkcd up the cards lying on the table
-"this was the price of his life?"
The tears were running down her
checks like rain.
"And you had- What did yon
The old miner never fhished his
Hie started back from the table as if
a coiled rattlesnake lay within a foot
of his face; for his daughter had
dropp~ed the hand that had saved his
life and had turned up the hand that
Kynaston had thrown so scornfully
ini the middle of the table, disclosing
to his horrified eyes-four nines!
A Contest of Wits.
Dusk was slowly drawing down as
Kynaston left the house. Below him
in the camp of the attackers excite
ment was rife. Serious as was his
predicament, ho could not help specu
lating on the cause of it. Anything,
even the moest trivial thing, might turn
the scale in his favor, and he did not
moan to miss the slightest chance.
He knew right well that, given tho
chance, Upton would get his party out
and across the border to the place
where the cavalry had camped, He
also knew right well that' t46 oik
=Inoe woud leave no stone titurnec
to help him. If he could gahi thirty
six hours at most and then manage t(
escape, he might still win out.
He was by no means hopeless
though well-nigh desperate, as he drem
down from the higher ground to the
camp, well sheltered in the valley. He
saw that more men were coming in
presumably the talked-of re-enforce
They saw him as he came down the
hill and. entered the flat on which the
camp lay. The horsemen, in a madly
yelling crowd swept forward toward
him, lariats circling, horses frantically
caracoling about him, their riders
striving to see who should be the first
to get a rope about the neck of the
Mercifully he forestalled their at
tempts by backing up against a tall
mesquit bush so that the loops of their
lariats could not settle about his neck.
Beeing his intention they voiced their
disapproval in a renewed outburst
Further designs upon him were pre
vented by the opportune arrival of an
oflicer, who dispersed the crowd by
the simple process of beating them
about the heads with a stick.
"Have you come from the house
"Yes. And I claim proper treat
ment from you, sir. You can hardly
claim to treat people In your power de
cently when your troops are as out of
hand as that."
"I will take you to El General Obis
po, senor," said the officer courteous
ly. "For your own sake, I warn you,
do not anger him. His temper is a
trifle uncertain, owing to his having
to undergo severe privations for the
A sentry slept in the doorway.
From the interior came the smell of a
meal that had evidently just been
Following his guide, Kynaston en
tered. El General Obispo, a squat
little man, whose high cheek bones
and full lips betokened his Indian an
cestry, looked up from the supper
which he was eating by the simple
process of stuffing as much carne seco
In his mouth as that organ would hold,
and then cutting off the balance with
a none too clean knife.
El general growled out a question.
The officer explained who Kynaston
was. In answer the general rose hast
ily from the table, spat the meat from
his mouth, and began such a furious
tirade of scurrilous epithets as to be
come nearly epileptic. Kynaston stood
"Take him away! i Place him in
the cuartel till a consejo de guerra
(court-martial) can decide what the
fate shall be of any accursed gringo
who dares kill one of our gallani
He tossed a paper to the officer.
"Let him Bee, capitan, that even it
his own accursed country, where the
pigs walk on their hind legs and tall
and act as if they were indeed men
they are beginning to see that th
revolutionary forces of our land arc
not to be withstood-the court-martial
will meet tomorrow afternoon."
"He is in a better humor than I
thought." said the officer to Kynaston,
"El viejo diablo (the old devil) gave
you the paper, senor, not because he
wished you to read it, but because he
himself cannot road, and wished tc
impose upon you-here is the cuartel.
Can I send you some blankets? I fear
the house wvill not be so comfortable
as I might wish-H-ola, there, horn
bres! A guard for the Americano!'
And befor-e he even realized that
he wvas indeed a prisoner, Kynaston
found himself shoved' inside the dirty
interior, the door closed and a guard
Kynaston, seeIng that he might ai
well take thiergs coolly, seated himsell
on a blanket that a peon threw in th<
door, took the paper from his pockel
and disposed himself to read.
The very first thing that caught his
eye nai a six-column display head:
ARMY OFFICER DISAPPEARS
SO DOES PRICELESS GE[N
There followed a garbled account o
the arrival of the Emerald Bell in Ky
naston's camp. A still more garble<
account of how it came into norther1
Mexico. The account of the gallan
tight made by the prisoners he had
left in his camp told plainly enougl
the source of the story.
The article stated that, acting on in
formation received from, a Mexical
prisoner who had been outrageousl:
abused by the anny officer who ha<
captured him, the Tarryvillo Argui
had dispatched a special correspond
ent to the camp of the United Statei
There he found Major Updyke, whi
with visible reluctance had substan
tiatod the story about the jewel.
Kynaston lays his hand on
the little automatic pistol in his
bootleg. He feels certain the
end has come, but fears that he
will be tortured by the savages
for hours or days before death
is meted cut to him, In his
place, would yoy shoot the gen
eral and othera at the farcical
court-martial and try to get'
away, or would you stay and
face torture, hoping the sacri
flee would mean the safety of
the besieged Americanis?
(TO hrE CONTINUEDJ.)
Never speak ill of a person unleae
you are sure of your fact: and, evez
if you could swear to it, asic-yourself:
Why do I make it kaowaf-~vator,
It is h k '
A Eold t
d we r
It was mo
It was. loved -
'Tis ,a corn
The glowing n
'Tis a song 1
Like the fl
An _ _ _ _ _
It spe__ _ h
The world o
Carried It to Allen
town, Where It
INCIDENT of Revolutionary
times finds a more vivid and
dramatic contrast in this day
than the first trip of the Lib
erty Bell from Philadelphia, ' writes
John A. Sheatz, ex-state treasurer of
Pennsylvania, in the Philadelphia
Press. That trip was to Allentown a
year and two months after it became
the Liberty Bell, at the time when
Howe's army, victorious over the Con
tinental forces at the battle of the
Brandywine, was advancing for the
capture of the city.
When the bell left for ' the San
Francisco exposition last year it de,
parted with the God-speed of the
whole undivided city. It was escort
ed to the train by the First city
troop and by the great assemblage
gathered for the Fourth of July exer
cises on Independence square. It
passed through streets thronged with
venerating people. On the train it
was under the escort of a large body
delegated by the constituted munici
pal authorities. Its passage across
the continent was a triump~hal prog
ress. A hundred cities along the
route poured out their citizens to do
it reverence as it passed 'and it was
received at the ether rim of the con
tinent in reverential awe by a count
Contrast With First Trip.
That is how the Bell travels today.
It was very different In September,
1777. On that first trip to Allentown
it went, not in daylight, but in the
dead ot'night. Not with the music of
bands and escorted in honor by mul
titudds, but in silence and under the
guard of only one man. It went not
in a special train but in a creaking
old farm wagon loaded with manure,
the better to conceal it.
For at that time there were many
Tories in Philadelphia. These includ
ed families then counted among the
foremost citizens. When the city was
evacuated by the Continentals, these
Tories came out of the obscurity lin
which they had been prudently lying
Iand began preparing a welcome for
Howe and his army. The following
twinter was a time of rare festivity
for the British officers.
1 The British were expected by the
By the rude bridge that spans the flood,
Their flag to April's airs unfurled.
Here once the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard 'round the
The farmers of Lexington carried
the cornet or standard of the Three
County Troop. This banner was de
vised in the counties of Essex, Suffolk
and Middlesex, Massachusetts, in 165i9.
The office of coior bearer of this troop
was a sort of inheritance in the Page
family. The standard was carried in
King Philip's war In 1010. When the
Minute Mon were organized Nathaniel
Page III of Bedford took the old flag
for use at driii. At the midnight alarm
Captain Page snatched up the .stand
ard and carried it with him to Con
cord, where it "waved above the
smoke of that battle."
The flag is now preserved under
ilass in a fireproof safe of the publi
- - =dead.
w very well.
- ty Belli
city authorities, upon taking posses.
sion, to confiscate the church bells as
spoils of war for the purpose of mold
ing them into cannon. That was rec
ognized as one of their rights as cap.
tors. It was to prevent this seizure
that the executive council ordered the
removal ,of the state house bell and
the bells of Christ church and of
-nine other churches to Allentown by
way of Bethlehem. I don't know why
Allentown was selected unless it be
that it was far enough away to keep,
the bells safe from the British.
Had Small Escort.
John Jacob Mickley, a soldier of the
Continental army, was one of those
detailed for the removal of the bells.
To him the state house bell was in
trusted. John Jacob Mickley was the
son of Johann Jacob Mueckli (the Ger
man version of the name), and ar
rived in Philadelphia on the sailing
vessel "Hope" in the early pdrt of
1733. On August 27, 1733, he took the
oath of allegiance to his adopted
country. He was a farmer at White
hall, Lehigh county, when the War of
the Revolution broke out.
At Bethlehem Mickley's wagon
broke down and the state house bell
was transferred to the wagon of Ja
cob Lester, upon which it was hauled
the remaining four miles. In the rec
ords of the Moravian church at Beth
lehem is the following entry, under
date of September 23, 1777: "Th
bells from Philadelphia brought in
wagons, the wagon of the state house
bell broke down here, so it had to
be unloaded, the other bells went on."
Buried Under Church Floor.
The state house bell and the chimes
of Christ church were buried beneath
the floor of Zion Reformed church,
Allentown. This church was built in
1762 of logs, rebuilt in stone In 1770,
and again rebuilt later. The Rev. Abra
ham Blummer was pastor of the
church at the time and assisted in
the work of burying the bells. A tab
let commemorating the event has been
placed upon the church front and also
a stained glass window with like pur
pose in the church.
After the evacuation of Philadelphia
by the British, the bells were brought
back and put in their respective
places in the latter part of the year
Country Honored Lafayette.
It is said that "republics are un
grateful." That was not the case con
cerning -Lafayette. Congress voted
him the sum of $200,000 and a town
ship of land; and, with the progres
sive development of the United States,
the grateful American people named
after him many cities, towns and coun
ties, and erected monuments and sta
tues to his memory enough for any
measure of ambiticn,
library at Bedford, Mass., and can be
seen by arrangement with the libra
rian, according to Peleg D). Harrison,
ini whose volume, "The Stars and
Stripes and Other American Flags,"
the history of the banner is related.
The ground is maroon or crimson
coloredi iatin dlamas~k emblazoned with
an outstretched arm, in the hand of
which is an uplifted sword. This rep
resentation is tho color of silver, as
are three circular figures that are
probably intended to represent can
non balls. Upon a gold colored scroll
are the words "Vince aut Moriture"
(Conquer or Die). The flag is about
two feet by one foot six inches. The
original fringe t~ppears to have been
taken by a IBedford girl to trim a dress
for- a military ball. That was, of
course, before the standard was botne
by the embattled fartners,
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