The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 28, No. 4, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 21, 1917 Page: 8 of 10
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THE CLIPPER, HENNESSEY. OKLAHOMA
SUES THE KAiSER
PRESIDENT SAYS MILITARY MAS-
TERS DENIED U. S. RIGHT
TO BE NEUTRAL.
"ILLED COUNTRY WITH SPIES
Failed in Attempt to Spread Sedition
—German People in Grip of Same
Sinister Power That Has
Drawn Blood From Us.
Washington, June 15.—President
Wilson in a Flag day address deliv-
ered here on Thursduy declared that
we were forced Into the world-wide
war by the extraordinary Insults and
uggre&sions of tin- military masters of
The president's address in part Is as
My Fellow Citizens: We laeet l<>
celebrate Flag Day because this Hag
which we honor and under which we
serve is the emblem < f our unity, our
power, our thought and purpose as a
nation. It has no other character than
ilint which we give it from generation
10 generation. The choices are ours.
It floats in majestic silence above the
hosts that execute those choices
whether in peuce or in war. And yet,
though silent, it speaks to us—speaks
to us of the past, of tin* men and wom-
en who went before us and of the rec-
ords they wrote upon it. We celebrate
tiie day of its birth; and from its birth
until now it has witnessed a great his-
tory, has floated on high the symbol of
great events, of a great plan of life
worked out by a great people. We are
about to carry it into battle, to lift it
where it will draw the lire of our en-
emies We are about to bid thousands,
hundreds of thousands, It may be mil-
lions of our men, the young, the strong,
the capable men of the nation, to go
forth and die beneath it on fields of
blood far away—for what? For some
unaccustomed thing? For something
for which it lias nbver sought the fire
before? American armies were never
before sent across the seas. Why are*
they sent now? For some new pur-
pose, for which tbls great flag has nev-
er been carried before, or for some old,
familiar, heroic purpose for which It
has seen men, its own men, die'on ev-
ery battlefield upon which Americans
have borne arms since the Revolution?
These are questions which must be
answered. We are Americans. We in
our turn serve America, and can serve
her with no private purpose. We must
use her flag as she has always used it.
Wo are accountable at the bar of his-
tory and must plead in utter frankness
what purpose it is we seek to serve.
United States Forced Into War.
It is plain enough how we were
forced Into the war. The extraordi-
nary insults and aggressions of the im-
perial (Jerman government left us no
self-respecting choice but to take up
arms in defense of our rights as a free
people ami of our honor as a sovereign
government. The military masters of
Germany denied us the light to be non
trnl. They tilled our unsuspecting com-
munities with \icl6us spies and con-
spirators and sought to corrupt the
opinion of our people in their own be-
half. When they found that they could
not do that, their agents diligently
spread sedition amongst us and sought
to draw our own citizens from theit
allegiance, and some of those agents
were men connected with the official
ombr^y of the (Senium government it-
self here in our own capital. They
ought by violence to destroy our in-
dustries and arrest our commerce.
They tried to incite Mexico to take up
arms against us and to draw Japan In-
to a hostile alliance with her—and
that, not by indirection, but by direct
suggestion from the foreign office in
l.erlin. They impudently denied us
the use of the high seas and repeated-
ly executed their threat that they
would send to their death any of our
people who ventured to approach the
coasts of Europe. And many of our
own people were corrupted. Men be-
an to look upon their own neighbors
with suspicion and to wonder In their
hot resentment and surprise whether
there was any community In which
hostile intrigue did not lurk. What
treat nation in such circumstances
'I hey have regarded the smaller state*
in particular, and the peoples wno
< ould be overwhelmed by force, as
their natural tools#und instruments of
domination. Their purpose has long
The demands made by Austria upon
Serbia were a mere single step in a
plan which compassed Europe and
Asia, from lleiiin to Bagdad. They
hoped those demands might not arouse
Kurope, but they meant to press thein
whether they did or not, for they
thought themselves ren ly for the final
issue of arms.
Vast Empire Planned.
Their plan was to throw a broad belt
of German military power and political
control across the very center of Eli- j
rope anil beyond the Mediterranean In- j
to the heart of Asia ; and Austria-Hun- j
gary was to be as much their tool and j
pawn as Serbia or Bulgaria or Turkey j
or tin* ponderous states of the East.
The dream had its heart at Berlin. It
could have had a heart nowhere else!
it rejected the Idea of solidarity of
race entirely. The choice of peoples
played no p; rt in it at all. They ar-
dently desired to direct their own af-
fairs, would be satisfied only by undis-
puted independence. They could be
kept quiet only by the presence or tin*
constant threat of armed men. The
German military statesmen had reck-
oned with all that and were ready to
deal with It In their own way.
And they have actually carried the
greater part of that amazing plan Into
execution! Look how things stand.
Austria Is at their mercy. It has acted,
not upon Its own Initiative or upon the
choice of its own people, but at Ber-
lin's dictation ever since the war be-
gan. Its people now desire peace, but
cannot have It until leave is granted
from Berlin. The so-called central
powers are In fact but a single power.
Serbia Is at Its mercy, should Its hands
be but for a moment freed. From
Hamburg to the Persian gulf the net
Why Berlin Seeks Peace.
Ts It not easy to understand the eag-
erness for peace that has been mani-
fested from Berlin ever since the snare
was set and sprung? Peace, peace,
peace has been the talk of her foreign
office for now a year and more; not
peace upon her own initiative, but up-
on the Initiative of the nations over
which she now deems herself to hold
the advantage. Through all sorts of
channels It has come to me. and In all
sorts of guises, but never with tlie
terms disclosed which the German gov-
ernment would be willing to accept.
That government still holds a valuable
part of France, though with slowly re-
laxing grasp, and practically tin* whole
of Belgium. It cannot go further; It
dure not go back. It wishes to close
its bargain before It is too late and It
has little left to offer for the pound of
flesh it will demand.
The military masters under whom
Germany Is bleeding sec* very clearly
to what point Fate has brought them.
If they fall back or are forced back
an Inch, their power both abroad and
at home will fall to pieces like a
house of cards. ff they can se-
cure peace now with tin* immense ad-
vantages still in their hands which
they have up to this point apparently
gained, they will have justified tiiem-
se'ves before tin* German people; they
will have gained by force what they
promised to gain by it : an immense
expansion of German power, an im-
mense enlargement of (Jerman Indus-
trial and commercial opportunities, ff
they fail, their people will thrust them
aside; h government accountable to
the people themselves will la* set up
In Germany as it has been In England,
in the United States, in France, and
in nil the great countries of tht* mod-
ern time except Germany, ff they suc-
ceed they are safe and Germany and
tin* world are undone* if they fail Ger-
many is saved and the world will be at
peace. If they succeed, we and all
the rest of the world must remain
armed, as they will remain, and must
make ready for the next step or ag-
gression; If they fall, the world may
unite for peace, and Germany may be
of the union.
Seek to Deceive World.
The present particular aim of the
masters of Germany Is to deceive all
those who throughout the world stand |
for the rights of peoples and the self-
government of nations; for they see
what immense strength the forces of
justice and of liberalism are gathering
out of this war.
The sinister intrigue is being no less
By Res Bead*
Copyright \jy Harper & Brother.
CHAPTER XVI—Continued | during her gtny 111 Browns die. and ln-r
—16— ! failure to do so was a grove disap-
"But first, wait!" exclaimed the j polntmeut ns she knew tliat he was in
horse-breaker. "I bring you something town attending court. Vet she told
of value, too." Desiring to render fa- : herself that it was brave of him to
| vor for favor, and to show that he was
[ fully deserving of the general's gene-
rosity, .lose removed from inside tin?
sweatband of his hat a sealed, stamped
letter, which he handed to his em-
ployer. "Yesterday I carried the mail
I to town, but as 1 rode away from Las
I'altaas tiie senora handed me this,
with a silver dollar for myself. Look!
It is written to the man we both hate."
Longorlo took the letter, read the in-
scription, and then opened the enve-
lope. Jose looked on with pleasure
while lie spelled out the contents.
When the general had finished rend-
ing, he exclaimed: "JIo! A miracle!
Now 1 know all that I wish to know."
"Then I did well to steal the letter,
"Diablo! Yes! That brute of n hus-
band makes my angel's life unbearable,
and she (lees to l.n Ferla to be rid of
him. Good! It fits In with my plans.
She will be surprised to see me there.
Then, when the war comes, and all Is
chaos—then what? I'll warrant I can
make her forget certain things and cer-
tain people." Longorlo nodded with
satisfaction. "You did very well, Jose."
The latter leaned forward, his eyes
bright. "That lady is rich. A fine
prize, truly. She .would bring n hugo
This remark brought a smile to Lon-
gorlo's face. "My dear friend, you do
not in the least understand," he said.
"Hansom! \Vhat an idea!" He lost
himself in meditation, then, rousing,
spoke briskly : "Listen ! In two, three
days your senora will leave Las Pal-
mas. When she Is gone you will per-
forin your work, like the brave man I
know you to be. You will relieve her
of her husband."
Jose hesitated, and the smile van-
ished from his face. "Senor Ed Is not
u bad man. He likes me; he—" Lon-
gorio's gaze altered and Jose fell silent.
"Come! You are not losing heart,
eh? Have I not promised to make you
a rich man? Well, the time has ar-
rived." Seeing that Jose still mani-
fested no eagerness, the general went
on in a different tone: "Do not think
that you can withdraw from our little
arrangement, (ih.no! Do you remem-
ber n promise I made to you when you
came to me in Itoinero? I said that if
you played me false I would bury you
obey her Injunctions so literally and to
leave her unembarrassed by his pres-
ence at this particular time. It In-
spired her to be equally brave and to
wait ,-atlently for the ilay when she
could welcome him with clean bands
ami a soul unashamed.
In the midst of Alaire's uncertainty
of mind It gratified her to realize that
Dave alone would know of her where-
abouts. She wondered if he would
come to see her. lie was a reckless,
headstrong lover, and his desires were
all too likely to overcome Ills delib-
erate resolves. She rather hoped that
In spite of Ills promise lie would ven-
ture to cross the border so that she
could see and be near him, if only for
a day or for an hour. The possibility
frightened and yet pleased her. Tiie
conventional woman within her
frowned, but her outlaw heart beat
fast at the thought.
Alaire did not explain her plans even
to Dolores, but when her preparations
were complete she took the Mexican
woman with her, and during Ki"s ab-
sence slipped away from the ranch.
Boarding the train at Jonesville, she
was in Pueblo that night.
It seemed at last that war with
Mexico was imminent. After months j
of uncertainty the question had come ;
to issue, and that lowering cloud which
had hung above tiie horizon took omi-
nous shape and size. Ellsworth awoke
one morning to learn that an ultima-
tum had gone forth to President Po- !
tosi; that the Atlantic fleet had been
ordered south; and that marines were !
being rushed aboard transports pend-
ing a general army mobilization. It
looked ns if the United States had
finally risen in wrath, and us if noth-
ing less than n miracle could now avert
the long-expected conflict.
Blaze Jones took the San Antonio
paper out upon the porch and com-
posed himself in the hammock to read
the latest war news. Invasion ! Troops !
The Stars and Stripes! Those were
words that stirred Jones deeply and
caused him to neglect his work. Now
that ids country had fully awakened
to the necessity of a war with Mexico
—n necessity lie bad long felt—he was
fired with the loftiest patriotism and a
youthful eagerness to enlist. Blaze
realized that he was old and fat and
near-sighted; but what of that? He
to the neck in an ant-hill and fill your i ouI(1 ' j,. ^ ,n f.u.n ,m(l
mouth with honey. I keqp my prom-
Jose's struggle was brief; he prompt-
ly resigned hiinsehf to the inevitable.
With every evidence of sincerity he as-
| sured Longorlo of his loyalty, and de-
nied the least intention of betraying
would not have taken up arms? Much
* uv 11 ' <I''S '.ml pi'.ice. It was denied v,.|y conducted In tbls country than
ns. and not ot our own choice. Tin- j |n nnss|n nml in every country In Eu-
II:.g und. i- whi.-li we erve would h:iv. mpi, tlio agents and dupes of
Then I Did Weii to Steal That Let-
been dishonored had we withheld oui
No Emnity Toward German People.
Hut that is only part of the story.
We know now as clearly as we knew
his general's confidence. After all, the
the Imperial German government can grjng0s were enemies, and there was
get access. no one 0f them who did not merit de-
Un'tcd States in War for Freedom. struct ion.
The great fact that stands out abov Pleased with these sentiments, lind
all the rest is that this is a 1 copies fooling sutlieicntly assured that Jose
i<d that war, a war for freedom and .justice and WQ8 noW rea||y in the proper frame of
mind to suit his purpose, Longorlo
took the winding trail buck toward
before we wer
we are n t enemies of the (loruian peo- vrlf-governnient amongst all the na
i le ami th.it the\ are not our enemies, n ns of the world, a war to make the
They did not originate or desire this world safe for the peoples who live in
hideous war r wish that we should be it and have made it their own. the
drawn into it ; and we are vaguely con- German people themselves Included;
mcIous that we are fighting their cause, and that with us rests the choice to
as they will soiye day see it. as well as break through all these hypocrisies and
our own. They are ti. inselvs in the nntent clients and masks of brute Jorce
grip of the same sinister power that and help set the world free, or else
has now at last stretched its uuly : il- tand aside and let It be dominated a
• ns out und drawn blood from us. The long age through by sheer weight of
whole world is in the grip of that pow- arias and the arbitrary cliolc
Sangre de Cristo.
forded no parallel and In the face of !
j which .political freedom must wither
«>r and is. trying out the great battle
which shall determine whether it is to
l>e brought under Its mastery or fling
The war was begun by the military
masters of Germany, who proved to bt
iIso the masters of Austria Hungary. I and perish.
These men have never n gnrded na For us there is but one choice. We
ilons as peoples, men. women, and have made It. Woe be to the man or
children of like blood and frame as group of men that seeks to stand In
themselves, for whom governments ex- our way In this day of high resolution
istod and In whom governments had when every principle we hold dearest
their life. They have regarded them is to be vindicated and made secure fot
merely as serviceable organizations the salvation of the nations. We are
which they could by force or intrigue I ready to plead at the bar of history,
bend or corrupt to their own purpose. \ and our flag shall wear a new luster.
A few days after she had written to
Judge Ellsworth Alaire followed her
letter In person, for, having at last de-
of self- <'itl,Ml ,H ,liv'm'° sll° ,1.lt'U'd *!}h I dreadful that way.
characteristic decision. Since EUs-
wortli bad more than once advised this
. .nsiitnted masters, by the nation
which cm. maintain .be biggest armies, 8ho wcnt to Brownsville,
a | ower to which the world has nf
nlistlng bis willing support. She bad
written Dave Law, telling him that
she Intended to go to l.a Ferla, there
to remain ponding the hearing of her
suit. To be sure, she would have pre-
ferred some place of refuge other than
l.a Ferla, but she reasoned that there
slie would at least he undisturbed, and
that Ed, even If he wished to effort u
reconciliation, would not dare to follow
her, since lie was persona non grata I went,
been one of his earliest accomplish-
ments, and he prided himself upon
knowing as much about it as any
man could learn. lie believed in light-
ing both as a principle and us an ex-
ercise; In fact, he attributed his good
health to his various neighborly "un-
pleasantnesses," and he had more than
once argued that no great lighter ever
died of a sluggish liver or of any one
of the other ills that beset sedentary,
peace-loving people. Nations were
like men—too much ease made them
ilabby. And Blaze had his own Ideas
of strategy, too. So during the perusal
of his paper ho bemoaned the mis-
takes his government was making.
Why waste time with ultimatums? he
argued to himself. lie had never done
so. Experience had taught him that,
the way to win a battle was to beat
the other fellow to the draw; hence
this diplomatic procrastination filled
him with Impatience. It seemed al-
most treasonable to one of Blaze's In-
He was engaged in laying out a plan
of campaign for the United States
when he became conscious of voices
behind him, and realized that for some
time I'aloma had been entertaining n
caller In the front room. Their con-
versation had not disturbed him at
first, but now an occasional word or
sentence forced Its meaning through
his preoccupation, and he found him-
Paloma's visitor was n woman, and
as Blaze barkened to her voice, he felt
Ills heart sink. It was Mrs. Strange.
She was here again. With difficulty
Blaze conquered an impulse to flee,
for she was recounting u story nil too
familiar to him.
"Why, It seemed as If tha whole city
of Galveston was there, and yet no-
body offered to help us," thu dress-
maker was suying. "Phil was a per-
fect hero, for the rufilan was twice
his size, oh, it was an awful fight!
I hate to think of it."
"What niado liitn pinch you?"
Heaven only knows. Some men nre
Why, he left a
black ami-blue mark I"
Blaze broke Into n cold sweat and
cursed feebly under his breath.
"He wasn't drunk, either, lie was
Just naturally depraved. You could
see It in his face."
"Ilow did you escape?"
"Well, I'll tell you. We chased him
up across the boulevard and In among
the tents, and then—" Mrs. Strange
lowered her voice until only a mur-
mur reached the listening man. A 1110-
then both women burst Into
In federal Mexico. sl"excited laughter, and Bluze liim-
She had ccuctfeC upon seeing Dave self blushed furiously.
This was unbearable! It was bad
enough to have that woman In Jones-
ville, a constant menace to liis good
name, but to allow her access to his
own home was unthinkable. Sooner
..r later they were bound to meet, and
then Palouut would learu the disgrace-
ful truth—yes, tiud the whole neigh-
borhood would likewise know his
■ hnme. In fautv, Blaze saw his rep-
utation torn to shreds and himself ex
posed to the gibes of the people who
venerated him. He would become a
scandal among men, an offense to re-
spectable women; children would shun
him. Blaze could not bear to think
of the consequences, for he was very
fond of the women and children of
Jonesville. lie rose from Ills ham-
mock and tiptoed down the porch Into
tlio kitchen, from which point of se-
curity he called loudly for liis daugh-
Alarmed at his tone, Paloma came
running. "What is the matter?" she
"Get her out!" Blaze cried, savagely.
"Get shed of her."
"Father, what ails you?"
"Nothin* ails me, but I dog't want
that caterpillar crawlin* around my
premises. I don't like her."
Paloma regarded her parent .'uri- j
ousiy. "How do you know you don't !
like her when you've never seen her?" j
"Oh, I've seen her, all I want to;]
and I heard her talkln' to you just now.
I won't stand for nobody tellln' you—
I'aloma snickered. "The idea! She
"Get her out, and keep her out."
Blaze rumbled. "She ain't right; she
aiii't—human. Why, what d'you reck-
on I saw her do, the other day? Makes
me shiver now. You remember that
big bull-snake that lives under the
barn, the one I've been layln' for?
Well, you won't believe me, but him
and her nre friends. Fact! I saw
her pick him up and piny with liim.
Who—ee! The goose-flesh popped out
on me till it busted the buttons of my
vest. She nin't my kind yf people.
Paloma. 'Strange' ain't no name for
lier; no, sir! That woman's dam' near
Paloma remained unmoved. "I
thought you knew. She used to be a
"A—what?" There was no doubt
about it. Blaze's hair lifted. He
blinked through liis big spectacles; lie
pawed lhe air freely with his hands.
"ITow can you let her touch you? I
couldn't. I'll bet she carries a pocket-
ful of dried toads and—and keeps live
lizards in her hair. I knew an old voo-
doo woman that ale cockroaches. Get
shed of her. I'aloma, and we'll fumi-
gate tin; house."
At that moment Mrs. Strange herself
opened the kitchen door to Inquire, "Is
anything wrong?" Misreading Blaze's
expression for one of pain, she ex-
claimed; "Mercy! Now, what have
you done to yourself?"
* But the object of her solicitude
backed away, making peculiar clucking
sounds deep in his throat. Paloma
"This Is my father, Mrs. Strange.
You and he have never happened to
"Why, yea we have! I know you,"
the seamstress exclaimed. Then a puz-
zled light flickered in her bluck eyes.
"Seems to me we've met somewhere,
but—I've met so many people." She
extended her hand, and Blaze took
it as if expecting to find it cold and
scaly. He muttered something unin-
telligible. "I've been dying to see you,"
she told him, "and thank you for giv-
ing me Paloma's work. I love you
both for it."
Blaze was immensely relieved that
this drcadyd crisis had come and gone;
but wishing to make assurance doubly
sure, he contorted his features Into a
smile tlio like of which his daughter
bad never seen, and In a disguised
voice inquired, "Now where do you
reckon you ever saw me?"
The seamstress shook her head. "I
don't know, but I'll place you before
long. Anyhow, I'm glad you aren't
hurt. From the way you called I'aloma
I thought you were. I'm handy around
sick people, so I—"
"Listen!" Paloma interrupted.
"There's someone at the front door."
She left the room; Bluze was edging
after her when he heard her utter a
;!l|ed scream and call his name.
Now l'aloinu was not the kind of
girl to scream without cause, and hoi
cr.v brought Illaze to the front of the
bouse at a run. But what he saw there
reassured hlw momentarily; nothing
was in sight more alarming than one
of the depot hacks, In the rear seat of
which was huddled the figure of a
inn ti. 1'nlomu was flying down the walk
toward the gate, and 1'hil Strange was
awaiting on the porch. As Blaze flung
himself Into view the latter exclaimed :
"I brought liim straight here, Mr.
Jones, 'cause I knew you was bis best
j "Who? Who is it?"
j "Dave Law. He must have come In
1 on the noon train. Anyhow, I found
him—like that." The two men hurried
toward the road, side by side.
"What's wroug with him?" Bluze
"I don't know, lie's queer—he's off
his bean. I've lmd u hard time with
Paloma was in the carriage at Dave's
side now, and calling his name; but
Law, it seemed, was scarcely con-
scious. He had slumped together; his
face was vacant, his eyes dull. He wan
muttering to himself a queer, delirious
jumble of words.
"Oh, dad ! He's sick—sick," Paloma
sobbed. "Dave, don't you know ns?
You're home, Dave. Everything is—
all right now."
"Why, you'd hardly recognize the
boy!" Blaze exclaimed; then lie added
his appeal to liis daughter's. But they
could not arouse the sick man from
"He asked me to take him to Las
Palnias," Strange explained. "Looks
to ine like a sunstroke."
Paloma turned an agonized face to
her father. "Get a doctor, quick," she
Implored; "he frightens me."
But Mrs. Strange had followed, and
now she spoke up In a matter-of-l'acr
tone: "Doctor nothing," she suid. "I
know more than all the doctors. Pa-
loma, you go into the house and get a
bed ready for him, and you men lug
him In. Come, now, on the run, all of
you! I'll show you what to do." She
took Instant charge of the situation,
and when I)a\e refused to leave the
carriage and began to fight off bis
friends, gabbling wildly, it was she
who quieted him. Elbowing Blaze and
her husband out of the way, she loosed
I'm Going to Pack His Head in It."
the young man's frenzied clutch from
the carriage and, holding Ills hands In
hers, talked to him in such a way that
he gradually relaxed. It was she who
helped him out and then supported liim
into the house. It was she who got
him upstairs and Into bed. nnd It was
she who finally stilled his babble.
"The poor man is burning np with «
fever," she told the others, "and fevers
are my long suit. Get me some towels
and a lot of Ice."
Blaze, who had watched the snake-
charmer's deft ministrations with
mingled amazement and suspicion, in-
quired: "What are you going to do
with ice? Ice nin't medicine."
"I'm going to pack his head'In It"
Blaze was horrified. "Do you want
to freeze bis brain?"
Sirs. Strange turned 011 him angrily.
"You get out of my way and mind your
own business. . 'Freeze his bruin!"'
With a snilf of indignation she pushed
past the interloper.
But Bluze was waiting for her when
die returned a few moments later with
bowls and bottles and various reme-
dies which she had commandeered. He
summoned sufficient courage to block
her way und inquire:
"What you got there, now, ma'am?"
Sirs. Strange glared at him balefully.
With an effort at patience she in-
quired: "Say! What nils you. any-
Jones swallowed hard. "Understand,
he's a friend of mine. No magic goes."
"No—cockroaches or snakes' tongues,
Mrs. Strange fingered a heavy china
bowl as If tempted to bounce It from
Blaze's head. Then, not deigning to
argue, she whisked past 1dm und Into
the sickroom. It was evident from her
expression that she considered the
master of the house a harmless but
offensive old busybody.
For some time longer Blaze hung
about the sickroom; then, his presence
being completely ignored, he risked
further antagonism by telephoning for
Jonesville's leading doctor. Not find-
ing the physician at home, he sneaked
out to tlio barn and, taking Paloma's
car, drove away in search of him. It
was fully two hours later when he re-
turned to discover that Dave was sleep-
Dave slept for twenty hours, and
even when lie awoke it was not to u
clear appreciation of his surroundings.
At first he was relieved to find that
the splitting pain in his head was gone
but imagined himself to be still in the
maddening local train from Browns-
ville. By und by he recognized I'alo-
ma and Mrs. Strange, and tried to talk
to (hem, but the connection between
brain and tongue was Imperfect, and
he made a bad business of conversa-
tion. It seemed queer that he should
be in bed at the Joneses'. When he had
recovered from his surprise he turned
liis head and saw Mrs. Strange slum-
bering in a chair beside his l>ed; from
her uncomfortable position nnd evi-
dent fatigue he judged that she must
have kept 11 loag and fnlthfu! vigil
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