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THE HOLBROOK NEWS. HOLBROOK. ARIZONA. FEBRUARY 4. 1021
NEWS TO DATE
IN PARAGRAPHS
CAUGHT FROM THE NETWORK OF
WIRES ROUND ABOUT
THE WORLD.
DURING THE PAST WEEK
RECORD OF IMPORTANT EVENTS
CONDENSED FOR BURY
PEOPLE.
FOREIGN
I'tuwu Frinco Gustare of Stockholm
"i ved ti British sailor from drowning.
The suilor foil overboard from u dlnghl
near a iiier In the harbor. Gustave
(limbed down the pier and rescued Uie
sailor.
The ex-kaisT is suffering from ex
aggerated absent mlndedness at his
home in Doom and is often unable to
recognize his visitors or to write with
a pen, according to a Heme dispatch to
Paris.
A loan of $30,000,000 has been nego
tiated by the Belgian government with
the Guaranty Trust Company of New
York, and the contract for it has been
signed. The loan will be Issued in the
United States and will be at an Inter
est rare of 8 per cent.
Thirty thousand refugees from
Crimea in the Caucasus, among whom
are twenty generals, seventy colonels
and a nephew of the novelist, Tolstoy,
the allied governments, it is learned.
instantly I Typhus and other diseases are ram-
(Waters Newspaper Union News Serrke.
WESTERN
Bert Lunceford, a mining man, -well
L-ni.-n In irlvnnfl li-UQ InsfílTltiV
, .,, . ,., . .,, ... . , ... pant and scores of deaths are
killed near Ictorville, Calif., when his 1
. ., x , , ported daily.
uutoiuouue milieu uci uu tx giauc.
His wife and another passenger were
uninjured.
State passenger fares in Iowa must
le raised to the same level as those
Southwest -News
From All Over
New Mexico
and Arizona
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(Western Newspaper L'nion Newt Service. )
COMING EVENTS.
State Automobile Show at Santa It,
K. Al.. .March 3. 4, 6, 1921.
The store building and its contents
belonging to L. E. Freeland of Vana
dium, N. M., was completely destroyed
by fire, the loss being estimated at
over $5,000.
A bill to prohibit dancing in the pub
lic streets of Arizona has been intro-
Ji JiiL
BLUE
MOON
A TALE OF THE FLATWOODS
"By DAVIT) AJV'DE'RSOJSt
Copyright by the Bobba-Merrill Company
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P o
duced in the lower House of the State
face starvation unless aid is sent by j Legislature. It provisions would to-
being
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' ' "b " , . . , , have been freed on bail or given sus
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elude the state university. The Sen
ate in committee of the whole dis-
re. cussed a bill to make the "blue sky"
ported daily. "w more stringent.
Sunday passed without a recurrence Following angry outbursts of ranch-
of the food riots by former soldiers ers In the foothills, near Douglas,
and the unemployed in Montrtal. The Ariz- four alleged catile thieves, all
three soldiers arrested as the alleged of them Mexicans, were arrested by
leaders of the mida on restnurnnts Officers In the bwisshelin mountains.
ruled. It said present rates discrim
inated against the interstate rates.
Roy Hawkins, a mechanic, 26 years
old, shot and killed his' wife, -Annie,
21, at Kansas City, and then commit-
pended sentences. Groceries are being
distributed among married men in
cases of destitution.
Stolen beef, found in their possession.
was confiscated. " Ranchers have been
missing cattle, for some time.
Europe's debt to the United States miIe west of Springer, N. M., was vis-
will be increased to $20,000,000,000 by ted by bad re which destroyed five ,
1924, George F. Warren, professor of stacks of alfalfa and several small
ted suicide according to Mrs Annie economcs "at Cornell University, de- outbuildings. A call for help was an-
Hunt, at. whose home the shooting oc
curred. The couple had been separated.
clared at tariff revision hearings by swerfcd by the Springer fire depart-
the House ways and means committee, nient, but upon its arrival there was
This sum, he said, will include the $9,- little that could be done except to
Chicngo's canine population tops the 600,000,000 war tinie borrowings from save the house. The origin of the fire
"5,000 mark, horses number 30,000, and the American treasury. Is unknown.
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the feline census equals Dotn or tnem, . nra , lnn mntlnn Gov. Thomas E. Campbell gave
lltllOUgll nobody wants cats. in? ..... , i em-i,..,., m signed nnnrnvnl ti Semite memorial
. . . i tiit-uitri iu r miuiiu. a.ue ü triuKt; still I " it -
tacts camel out in the annual repon i . , tVl inraai. Ho, No. l of the Arizona Legislature, urc-
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of 11. U lvoberts, secretary oi uie Anu- ,ngfors popuIatlon 187000i is aD0Ut ing recognition by the United States
BOX 23.
Synopsis. Never having known
his father, and living with his
mother on a houseboat on the Wa
bash river. Pearlhunter the only
name he has learns from her a
part of the story of her sad life.
The recital is Interrupted by a
fearful tit of coughing and he hur
ries us'iore to seek a root that af
fords reliei. He meets a young
girl whom he mentally christens
the Wild Rose. She eludes him be
fore he can make her acquaint
ance. A vacant cabin on the shore
has attracted the attention of the
ailing woman, and they move Into
it. Their first meal is interrupted
by . the man-ln-the-Fancy-Vest-Pearlhunter
strikes him. Gunplay
threatens. The mother dramati
cally drives the intruder ' away.
She says it Is the "Other Man."
whom she has not seen for 20
years. They find a red mask
dropped by the Other Man. That
night Pearlhunter finds the Blue
Moon, ' a great freshwater pearl.
His mother dies without revealing
his father's name. Pearlhunter
and the Other Man meet in the
village: a pistol fight is narrowly
averted. Pearlhunter believes him
to be the Red Mask -criminal. Pearl
hunter rescues Wild Rose from the '
Other Man and meets Wild Man.
her father. He 1b a man of cul
ture, crazed from concussion of the
brain, the result of an attack by
someone wearing a red mask.
Cruelty Society,
300 The pictures most in favor are of the government of Mexico. Al-
CHAPTER V Continued.
The gin caught the falling bow from
Brick making companies with head- those of a historical nature. Then, In though his signature was notneces-
marters at Osden. Utah, announced a l.rhe order named, the preference is so- sary, the governor said he - was so
cut of from 15 to 23 per cent in the ciety, comedy, detective, cowboy, car- heartily in favor of recognition that he his hand; drew the cello to her and
cost of brick, which they said brings I toon, serial. The American picture Is took opportunity to manifest approval ueiciy rwistea the strings In tune.
the price virtually to pre-war levels. I the' favorite. ot the memorial by his signature.
common DricK was quotea at a The defeat of tne Greek forces by Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho,
thousand at the yards. . : J the Turkish Nationalists in a pitched Montana. Nevada. New Mexico. Utah.
L. L. Laughlin, a farmer, : was I battle near Esklshehr, the junction ol Washington and Wyoming, the iron
granted judgment' of $6,000 at Kirks-1 the Bagdad line with the railway at ore producing states in the West, are
ville, Mo., against Edward Gorman, a Angora, Is claimed by. the Nationalist estimated to have mined and shipped
ueighbor.; who was alleged to have I press at Angora, the Nationalist cap- 734,000 gross tons of iron ore in 1920,
painted the word "slackeF" on Laughr I .tal, ,- The Greeks, who had made con- an increase of 8 per cent as compared
lin's barns and fences during the war. f siderable advances -since the begin- with the quantity mined and shipped
Laughlin sued for $30,000. ning of their offensive some ten days in 1919. No large stocks of iron ore
ti, énnihiirn Pnnif rniirri.-irt will I aS are now reported from Angora to are maintained at Western mines.
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handle 10,000 Mexicans going back to "c r -"V " --Í " " B Su(Jan grass has Iroven to be olle
Mexico from the Salt River Valley of "V"1- . f the most reliable hay crops for the
Arizona, according to R. C. Davison, GENERAL : dry farming sections of Arizona. Dur
an official of the road, who says the pour bandits entered the Daniels lng the season of 1920, one of the dry-
men are cotton pickers. The men are jewelry store at Toledo, Ohio, bound est on the Prescott dry farm, Sudan
without work and short of food. tli nronrietor and customers hand and I crass oroduced two cuttiners of hav.
Bachelorhood in Kansas will be) foot, and escaped In an automobile The first cutting in the test plat yield- chair, the girl picked up a limp arm
taxed If a bill Introduced in the Legis- with jewelry valued at $30,000. ed 1,560 pounds of cured hay to the I laid It about her neck, and led him
lature by Senator Charles II. Ridge- When a masked robber clasped hi acre. The second cutting yielded 2,960 away, like a drowsy child, through the
way becomes a law. The measure pro- hand over Mrs. Jack Fisher's mouth al pounds to the acre. curtained entrance of the west room,
vides that an annual tax of $10 be lev- Pensacola, Fla., to prevent her scream f. C. W. Pooler, district forester for I With the departure of the girl the
led on all single males over 21 years, ing. she bit his middle finger off. Th New Mexico and Arizona, has an- P'Cture dissolved ; the evening world
The proceeds would be used by the bandit did the screaming. Also tlu nounced that a rigid prosecution of eime a vast emptiness, an emptiness
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aiuie irasuici iu yuiun uiunucu om-1 running. I persons wno start nres on tne nation
The Pearlhunter stood amazed at
what followed. The tones of the cel
lo seemed to reach out Into the quiet
evening, purple with the close of day,
and gather up therowsy sounds of
wood and stream, and bring them in
and strew them down llfee falling rose
leaves the fall of a distant oar: the
lap of water upon cool rocks; the
pulse of a current that rose and fell:
the croon of contented trees under á
serene sunset. He did not know that
what he heard was Beethoven's Incom
parably witching Moonlight Sonata.
The old man's head had drooped for
ward, his eyes were closed, his face
muffled in Ills rumpled beard upon 'his
breast. Leaning the" cello against the
anes to women teachers In the public A making' refusal of á landlord al forests will be carried out ttnring
sciioois. I tn rent his nronertv to families with the coming year. Reuorts of rangers
WASHINGTON children a misdemeanor, punishable from the different forests show that
Promotion nf Mn 1 fipn Hunter iJir- hy a $100 fine and ninety days impris- over nair ot tne nres are causea Dy
ett to lieutenant general Is proposed on'nent has been Introduced In the human agency. . The district, of which
lower iiouse ol me uiciuguu -Lx-gisiu-
ture.
Bob Steele, who lost both legs in
the war, saved the life of a baby girl
on the beach at Miami, Fla, by push-
inir his wheeled platform in front of a r iurinr th rnf Kuminor mi u-ln-
The House agricultural committee motor car t0 nurt ner out of the way. t ' ta nonr,v r.n,niari n,i win K n
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,ul " 1 u" ""l The macnine Knocsea Steele over, dui of tne finest institutions of Its kind
esuiauoH i i"j, he escapea witn sngnt injuries. ln the Southwest. Visitors from the
in a bill introduced in the House,
Appropriation for $100,000,000 for
public roads during the next fiscal year
is proposed In a bill reported by the
House roads committee.
California Is part, last year secured
250 convictions of persons who started
destructive fires.
The new hospital which has been
under construction at Lordsburg, N.
keep at it until disposed of.
The American Bonding and Casualtj Johns Hopkins hospital at Baltimore
Uie silence poured ln to fill. It caught
the Pearlhunter in4ts .flood; It held
him; overwhelmed him; found out lit
tle nooks and crannies of his nature
that he never knew were there.
The curtains parted. A soft step
crossed the carpet. ;The world came
back. A deep breath swelled the chest
of the Pearlhunter deep as If It had
been the only breath he had taken
since the song began.
"Next to the thrush song, that was
the most wonderful thing I ever
heard!"
The girl looked up from rearranging
the cushions ln the old man's chair.
"Daddy taught me. He said It was
my gift. He had the deepest, soft
voice," she went on, more to herself
Legislation proposing a 50 per cent Company with headquarters at Sious visited the new building recently and
reduction in the retainer pay of mem- City, Iowa, capitalized at $300,000 anc stated that the new. hospital was In
bers of the naval reserve force when with $100,000,000 worth of policies oi Keeping with the best institutions of
not on active duty would practically its books was declared insolvent at Chi its kind in the East. The building
sound the death knell of the naval re- cago. Albert Sabath, an attorney, was will be absolutely fireproof and will
serve, the House naval committee was appointed receiver. Liabilities wen have the best possible equipment. It
told by naval officials and officers of said to be $3,000,000 and assets "con- will be ready for occupancy in about
the reserve. Jsiderably less." one month.
The Supreme Court upheld the au- Under the stimulus of increased do The Southern Tacific railroad will
thority of the alien property custodian mand, manufacturing plants forced to handle 10,000 Mexicans going back to
to seize securities deposited iu this shut down completely or cut produc- Mexico from the Suit River Valley '.of
country by the German Insurance com- tion during the latter part of last yeat Arizona, according to an official of
pames to protect American policy! aré now reopening or increasing their the road, who says the men are cot-
holders. The court said there, could output,' reports from all parts of Ohio ton pickers. The men are "without
he no doubt that the trading with the I indicate. Scores of plants have swung vvork and short of food.
enemy act nutnorizea sucn seizure. into run stride since January 1st. rj;ne g-year-old son of Mr. Hobson
The opinion that the American pert- The sexton in the Eighteenth Street of Roy, N. M., was fatally crushed iu
pie were "mulcted" of a billion and a Methodist Episcopal -Church of New the elevator shaft of the Co-operative
half dollars last year by the men in York pulled the bell rope before morn- Company and died shortly afterwards
the coal trade was expressed by Sen-ling services but no sound came. He I from his Injuries. The lad with sev-
ator Calder, Republican, New York, climbed to the. steeple and found Tim- eral companions liad been playing near
who was a witness before the Senate othy Jones, 24, lying over the rope In 8 the elevator and attempted- to grab
committee considering his bill for fed- semi-delirious condition. After being hold of the shaft, which was covered
vral regulation of the coal industry. revived, Jones said he climbed to tli with frost. His wet mittens froze to
One man in the United States hatf I belfry a week ago to escape the cold the shaft and he was pulled under It
an income of more than $5,000,000 in and had lam there a week trying tc ana crusnea netween tne tiiait anu
1918. according to statistics made Dub- forget his hunger. , the ground.
lie:' by the commissioner of internal f The speed artists that drive theii The University of Arizona will this
revenue. The identity of this billion; tvpewriters through the sprints at the year offer summer courses at both
aire was not disclosed, the coiuniissionr I business schools at sixtv miles on hour I Flagstaff and BIsbee. At the former
cr' explaining tha. the law requires or thereabouts, never, tried an endur- place it will co-operate with the
that returns be held confidential. . Iu I ance test, says Miss Agnes K. Clay, Northern Arizona Normal School, and
1917 there were- four individuals in I New York typist, who turns out 100 at the latter with the Tempe Normal
ih- United S'rtes who paid taxes on sheets of 250 words every day. Miss School. At both places the university
iin uipe5 in excess of $u,000,000. Th.-'rlClay Issued a challenge to any New will undertake to meet somewhat gen
roinhined net income was $37,000,000, York typist for an endurance test in eral needs of persons desiring to pur-
alic it $14,230,000 each,, and the. aver-1 which not only speed and accuracy but sue summer courses of university rank,
isc nmouri , f tax paid by each ,-f I the added element of sustained effort but will give special attention to the
fh'-se iiidividials was $4,937,731. I would be considered. needs of those preparing to teach,
An nmenument to tne constitution, The Hog Island shipyard has offl- The plans for the new highway be- -That's Why I Trusted You."
providing that in apportioning repre-1 daily passed into history. The clos- tu-wn I'h.vis nnl Tiionmcari. N. M.. I
sentatives among the several states. Ing of the great wars followed th.t L.-o o,,.! h rr nt th ir to him. "Like the low tones of
according to their respective numbers, trial trip of the Aisne, last ship to be an(i if the government will co-operate tne '"e"0. though it always made him
aliens shall not be counted, was pro- built at the yards. Scores of persons on the fifty-fifty basis the road will 8,1,1 to sin- Lon wlien 1 was a
posed in the House by a joint resolu- prominent in official and business life ,e bunt during the present season. The ch:Ia' he useu t0 no,1 u,e ,n his arms
tion Introduced by Representative were on board as guests and passen- ilPnmi.nt .nlled for consists of nnd sing to me. He was a wonderful
.....u... niii, xi,uu.ii.an, ui w gers. grading, surfacing with caliche the en
1 orK" Ten Chinese, charged with violating tire distance, and the building of two
A resolution directing the Senate the Chinese . exclusion act, were or- BO-foot bridges across Running Water
naval nffairs committee to report dered deported at Chicago by Federal draw and Frio draw. The estimated
whether it is possible for the United Judge Paige. The Chinamen appealed cost of the project, including 10 per
States to suspend its naval building to the court not to send them back to cent for engineering work, is $92.803,
program for six months was adopted their native country, because 40,000,- which is an average of about $7,733
iy tne senate. 1 000 were starving there. per mile.
Ixsses running Into millions of dol- The Louisville & Nashviiie Railroad According to reports from the Al
lurs would be shown by the shipping Company will install wireless outfits buquerque forest office, over 10,000 woods to myself if I tried."
board In the operation or its vessels If soon nt New Orleans, Mobile, Pensa- signs have been placed on trails. She looked at him. The tiniest sug-
nxed cnarges were tauen into account, cola and Louisville for the transmis- roads and boundary lines of the na- gestión of a frown seemed to be trying
.oi. fc.. it. ADauie inrormea tne waisn si0n of railroad business, according to tioniil forests of the state since 1918. to find a i;lace on her face.
investigating committee. líe is a for-1 Bn announcement made nt New Or- The service Is working on a five-year "I know what I am saying when 1
iner general comptroller of the ship- ieans Dy r r. Hobbs, telegraph super- nroirram and exnects by 1923 to have say that. Y'on could sing. Your voice
cellist before !"
She bowed her head over the chair
Khd the Pearlhunter fancied he saw
ltars. But her face was soon up
gain, brave and cheerful.
"You could sing."
Me !" It was about the most start
ling thing she could have said. The
dry. splinters of a grin pinched up the
corners of his eyes. "I'd have the
ping board. intendent for the company. Train dis-
Minority stockholders of the Alice I patches will not be handled, however.
Gold and Silver Mining Company won Col. William T. Baker, 96 years old.
the fight In the Lnited States Supreme said to be the oldest member of the
Court to have annulled the sale of order of Elks In the United States,
Mm: company's properties near Butte, died at Springfield, 111. He was said
Moit., to the Anaconda Copper Mining to be a boyhood chum of Abraham
Company. I Lincoln.
all the f urests posted. Wooden signs Is soft and low and strong like Dad-
are used on account of low cost. Most dy's. I didn't notice It till a little bit
of the work Is being done by foresters, ago, "but I think I felt it all along. I
whose territory is covered with deep guess that's why I trusted you be-
snow during the winter. Three thou- cause your voice Is like Daddy's."
sand signs will be made this winter The Pearlhunter was standing
and these will be placed as soon as I qi-.'te close to her. His eyes drank in
SDrlng comes. I be plir'.ip white mystery of her throat ;
t- li t f rlbhoi rising and falling
upon her bosom. It was an old ribbon,
old and worn. He studied her -dress.
It had been many a day since It was
new. He recalled the old man's coat
and his shoes. They were as old as
hers. He glanced around the cabin ;
stole a quick look toward the east
room her room. The Pearlhunter
was slow in some things but some
how he always managed to arrive in
time.
"WiliT Rose !"
Her eyes jumped to his. She let him
see how much the name pleased her.
"You've just said a mighty big tiling
to me. You've said you trust me.
That's a big thing for a girl to say to
a man. The Almighty alone knows
whether I'll do to trust. Now, don't
think hard of what I'm about to say.
And I wish I knew some nice way to
say it. But I don't know any way only
just to say it. Don't you need help
money, I mean?"
A succession of emotions flitted
across the girl's face pleasure at the
name ; bewilderment as he .talked on ;
and at the last, a smile. The man
watched the smile. It was a brave
smile, but it had to retreat, beaten
back by a stronger foe. Her lips drew
together ; her chin quivered ; she
bowed her head nnd burled her face
in her arms.
AVhat had he done! Had she mis
understood him. The Pearlhunter
Inwardly cursed his clumsiness. He
found his hard hand stealing toward
her hair. How helpless she was and
he had hurt her. His fingers strayed
over the soft locks and smoothed them.
It seemed a long time to the Pearl
hunter before she raised her face. He
half dreaded to see her eyes; but a
desperate glance no reproach in
them. He had not been misunder
stood. "I don't know how I am to go on."
Her throat and neck and face flamed
crimson at the admission. "I can't
leave to go out to service ; and all the
furniture that can be spared I have
sold."
"Only your own," he blurted out.
rather Imprudently, as he reflected aft
erward, for how was she to know that
he had glanced Into her room?
"I didn't wish Daddy to miss any
thing." V
The unselfishness of her act seemed
not to have entered her mind, bu', it
was not lost on the Pearlhunter. "
"The storekeeper has been so good
to me, and trusted me for s'o many
things. I'm afraid to think bew .vuch
I owe him. But he Is old, and his wife
has been ill. It mortifies me to have
to ,ask him for more credit, but I can't
let Daddy starve. Money used tf come
to us before he got hurt, fcut 1
found out afterward that It nlways
came addressed simply to Box 23. Not
even the postmaster knows Daddy's
name. Neither do I !"
Her voice fell very low. The Pearl
hunter pitied her, for he knew what
It was like not to know "Diddy's
name."
"The doctor says," she went on,
"that the bullet broke a piece of Skull,
so that It presses on the brain. He
thinks a great surgeon he know.i might
be able to raise that little pl-ece of
skull and made Daddy well. And that's
what hurts me worst of all that
can't have It done."
She stopped ; turned her head away.
There came Into the man's level eyes
a look that the hard men of the river
had learned to know.
"Listen !" he said. "You lriPt trust
me. You must let me help you. You
already know the story of the Blue
Moon. Such a find always brings the
pearl buyers. Theyflock to It like
vultures to a carcass. They'll soon
be here maybe tomorrow. I'll sell the
pearl, and you shall send for that sur
geon."
Like one waking from a dream to
i find the dream come true she turned
I slowly and raised her face to his. The
! full significance of his offer, the big
! generosity of R, the Immense fact of
it. escaped her In the first moments.
Only a mere detail ot it reached her.
"I we couldn't ever pay you back.
It was on his tongue to say he didn't
expect to be paid back that he didn't
want to be paid back," but a glance at
her somehow made such an answer im
possible. The book case gave him an
I inspiration. ,
"You could let me read these books."
"Why, you could do that anyway."
She looked at hlin in curious sur
prise. Not knowing the hope that was
slowly waking In her, he misinterpret
ed the look. He ovolded her 'eyes.
His generosity had overreached his
tact. Such an offer couldn't be made
to a girl in the same way it could be
made to a man. His eye roved the
room In desperation. It lighted final
ly on the cello still leaning against the
old man's chair.
"You can teach me singin' lessons!"
He said it a good deal as a man
might consent to a surgical operation,
with the chances dead against him.
"That wouldn't be worth money,"
she said. "That would Just be fun. if
things were so I could."
The Pearlhunter picked up his hat
from the table, stood fumbling It and
thinking Intently. It went against the
grain of him to give up till the last
lick was struck. Something she had
said a few minutes before happened
Into his thoughts.
"When your father Is well, there'll
be more money coming to Box 23. He
can pay me back then himself."
He said It slowly like a man laying
his last card on the table, and the odds
against him.
But the effect was utterly opposite
to what he had dreaded. Her eyes
sprang to his face, and there, was
something lu them he had not seen
there before. He knew In that In
stant that she had not misunderstood
him. With a freedom from which the
high moment took even the tiniest
semblance of boldness, she stepped to
ward him and laid her hand on hi
arm.
"You're wonderful ! I don't suppose
anybody else in the world would do
such a thing for folks like us for
strangers. Forgive me that I didn't
thank you. It was all so marvelous!
But I do, I do, over and over!"
The puzzled misgivings on the wind
seasoned face of the man melted up
Into a slow smile.
"It's nothing " he said.
Thnt was the best he could do, the
utmost syllable he could muster.
"Nothing! AVhen Daddy Is to be
well, and the good days are coining
back ! How can I ever thank you !"
"It's nothing," he repeated. "I'd jus
as soon you" he hesitated ; finally
added the word, "folks had the mon
oy for a while as to let It stand there
In the bank Idle."
"Yes, but how many would look at it
that way? I'm sure the bank wouldn't
nor the doctor; nor anybody but
yon. Except Daddy," she added. "He
would when he was well. He was
like you." .
"Anyhow," he said, as If continuing
some previous remark some remark
he had doubtless been turning over In
The Sight of His Mother's Chair . . .
Oppressed -Him -Heavily.
his mind, since he had let fall no word
of it "the first thing is to sell the
pearl."
He stepped toward the open door.
She followed him. With the air of a
man seeking some excuse to linger, he
turned at the threshold.
"Sure you're not afraid?"
"Afraid! With Daddy?" A thought
clouded her eyes. Her face fell. "I'm
only too safe," she continued In a low
voice. "Nobody ln the Flatwoods
would venture near this place. They
think It's It's "
She did not finish. The man guessed.
and stood silent.
But the future held too big a hope
for her to stay long under a chance
cloud. She raised her face after a
moment and held out her hand. He
grasped It in both his own.
"Don't feel bad," she said, "because
you have no name but Pearlhunter. I
haven't any either but but "
"Wild Rose," he finished.
He watched the dimples come back ;
and the soft twilight In her eyes; and
a shaft of bronze sunset doing straight
magic with her hair; He felt her hand
slipping out from between his the
cushions of her palm ; her soft fingers
and turned away.
Down near the flat rock at the pool
he looked back and found the cabin
through the trees. She was still stand
ing in the door. He waved his hand.
Her white arm shot up in the twilight,
outlined for a brief Instant against the
gray logs.
the others: "There! What'd I tell
y'u ! I knowed he wouldn't be asleep."
The hoarse voice, thickened a good
deal by the celebration, boomed across
the water again and bounded against
the face of the cliff.
"Louie Solomon struck town t'nlght
' He'll be down in th' morniu'."
"Let 'm come."
"Stick out fer th' five thousanV
The Pearlhunter did not answer.
"Be up t'morrow, sometime," the
voice boomed out again.
"Come ahead."
The Boss tossed back no further
word.
So Louie Solomon, the smoothest,
trickiest, shiftiest of them oil. would
be "down In the mornln'." The eyes
of the Pearlhunter narrowed. His jaws
snapped together. He turned and re
entered the cabin. The candle had
burned low. The draft that set In
from the open door had guttered It
deep. He blew It out, flung off his
clothes' and rolled Into bed.
"Five thousand !" he muttered, drop
ping into the sleep that comes easy to
the woodsman. "Not even Louie Sol
omon can beat me if I stick right here.
That's what I'll do stick right here.
I'm not askin' more, and he shan't
have It for '.ess "
So long as the pulse of the wood
beat -normal the sleep of the Pearl
hunter was sound. The hoot of the
owl; the whine of the wildcat; the
howl of the wolves; never disturbed
him. In cabin or house-boat, or out
under the trees, he could sleep through
it all. But let a fulse note creep Inte
(he wild medley and it Instantly
reached him. It was his training, and
could be counted on.
Some time away In the dead night
the false note came guarded footfalls
outside the cabin,. 'and close to the
wall. Without start or stir the Pearl
hunter's eyes came open, every sense
at keenest pitch. It must have been
near morning, for the moon stood al
most straight ln the open door. He slid
his hand down his side, felt for th
revolver under tlie edge of his thigh,
laid it across his chest, and covered
both hand and revolver with a cornet
of the sheet.
"Five t'ousan'I Himmel! You
pearlfishers is all alike all
crazy."
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
FINE CITY TWICE DESTROYED
CHAPTER VI.
An Arm Across the Moon.
The cabin of Fallen Rock was very
gloomy as the Pearlhunter carne down
the bluff, walked around to the front
door and pushed it open. The fire had
long since died in the stove. In the
twilight the interior of the cabin was
like night. He hastened to light the
candle. The sight of his mother's
chair, when the light brought It out of
the gloom, oppressed him heavily.
He stepped out of the cabin, think
ing to sit upon the door-step a while.
The moon was not due till midnight.
but the sky was already spiked with
stars; and so blue and deep that It
appeared to have no bottom. A good
eye seemed to be all that was needed
to see clear through.
The bottom grew again in the sky;
the stars came back out of the deep
azure. The man's eyes opened. It was
the sound of oars that opened them,
For the first moment he did not know
that he had been asleep. A glance at
the east, all a-flare with the close
coming of the moon, convinced him
that he had slept for hours.
Midnight. What were oars doing on
the Wabash at midnight? The creak
ing of them, accompanied by the dull
clupp-clupp of the oar locks, drew
nearer. Presently there came the gruff
tones of men, surly, and short-spoken.
When even with the house-boat the
rowing ceased, and he knew the boat
was being allowed to drift.
"Hello-o, up there !"
It was the hoarse, gruff voice of the
Boss. A day and half a night ! - The
finding of the Blue Moon had been cel
ebrated most furiously.
"Hello-o !" he answered.
He heard the Boss swear and say to
Antigua, Spanish Capital of Central
America, the Victim of Flood, Flr
and Earthquake.
Antigua, the glittering Spanish cap
ital of all Central America, arose high
on the central plateau ln the beauti
ful valley of Almocongo. Its palaces
and churches. Its monasteries and hos
pitals, its sparkling fountains and av
enues were unsurpassed ln any part
of the new world, while above all tow
ered the sweeping outlines of the
great volcanoes known as the "Agua"
nnd "Fuego" ("Water" and "Fire")
which were destined to be her doom.
For twice Antigua was destroyed, the
first time in 1546 by a flood of water
from the crater of the volcano which
was then appropriately called Agua ;
and the second time ln 1773 by fire
and earthquake from Fuego. The
Spaniards not being able to remon
strate with the recalcitrant volcanoes
In the same effective manner that was
employed ln dealing with the Indians,
other means were resorted to, and
these mountains were solemnly bap
tized "Agua" and "Fuego," and taken
with due ceremony Into the arms of
the church In the hope that they would
eschew their heathen deities and re
form their uncouth ways. Neverthe
less, as a matter of terrestrial precau
tion, the capital cilty was moved 24
miles distant to a safer location, where
it Is now situated. . Strange to say,
both Agua and Fuego seem to have
lived up to their new responsibilities,
with but a few half-hearted ottempts
at backsliding, until the recent great ;
quakes that In 1917-18 again shattered
the fair city of Guatemala. Andrew
Horton Blacklston ln the South American.
Russians Deeply Religious.
The Russian people, from the most
remote time, have been deeply re
ligious by nature. In every public es
tablishment, In every office, railroad
station, post office, bank, tavern, store,
and almost In every dwelling, there Is
an ikon (holy picture), placed in a
corner, with an oil light before it,
steadily burning. These Ikons look
like bas-relief; only the head and
hands of the image are painted on
the background ; the rest of the pic
ture Is composed of engraved, gilded
metal, very often of rea! gold anc? sil
ver Incrusted with diamonds and oth
er precious stones, according to Con
stants Frabonl, writing on religious
customs In Russia In Current His
tory.
Aluminum in the Kitchen.
In a series of tests of aluminum
cooking utensils to see how various
foods affect them. Prof. John Glals
ter of Glasgow university, has found
that the only substances which attack
aluminum surface are oranges, lemons.
Brussels sprouts nnd tomatoes. But
even In these cases the quantity of
aluminum dissolved was so slight that
It could have no effect whatever on
the flavor of the food.
A woman Is as old as she looks, but
every woman Imagines she is the ex
ceptlon to the rule.
Repentance is often confounded with
determination not to get caught again.

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