Woodward Daily Democrat (Woodward, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 173, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 26, 1910 Page: 3 of 4
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admit **d. Th# m#mb«*ra *#ra known aa
Pvraona. A fim-iiiin a aa hr Id and #ach
i m#mh#r nraa awardod lha “call of d#a-
tlny,** whirl; amount#*! to an a»al*nni#nt
to last hla tn«*tal. Ohavnl»#ra vai told to
paaa a T** rn».i aa a tailor and not tot foot
la North Antrim for a year. Th#n h«
wan dlr#ct#U to no to M-xl«o for furth#r
Inatru* Ilona whl« h war# to assign him to
another y#art exile, during whl#h time
he mutt make hla own living unaaaiated.
and ke#f» everything a aeerot. He rained
hit fathfr'a ronaant. II# alto acquainted
Mara Vila Hu vi*«a & i.
VU« HuvMr fuilur'a chop e for
with the fait tlml he would In
•war two yeant. Hhe loft him angrily.
J.rry obialnnl a berth ai •unercargo on
an ocean furicklrr. J.rry aatle.1 the fol-
lowlna morning on th. Slater Mary. Capt.
Bui*, r told him that th. boat war bound
for I’ritnla, South Am<rha, loaded with
funa for enemies of that government.
Jirry, given opportunity to d**»»rt, puaaed
it up. H. lurid..! tha run. aa a Uranian
cru!»*r hov. In vl.w. At first Biat.r Mnry
waa chaa.d. but escaped, Chambers be-
ing made th. object of th. rhn... Uhain-
hara waa captured and thrown Into a
dunce.n. Marina Doatos, adopted daugh-
ter of Ofn Hostoa, entered Jcrry'a cell
and mlniatered to hla wounds Each
mad. a atretic Impression on th. other
Bh« ait known aa th. "little saint of
Urania," hecauae of her nursing. Jerry,
tried by den iloatoa, waa sentenced to
die at aunrlae th. following day. Murlna
"Tou are not to die at aunrlae!'
whispered. “You are to live!"
Jerry was startled Into rlslDg
B flash to a sitting position.
"What—what do you mean?" he
"My captain and 1 are to have your
life! Come, be quick: get up! Can
you stand on your leg fur a time—just
a little time?"
Jerry spiang to his feet, and so great
was his OKclieniout and so startling
his full-born hiqie that he scarcely felt
the sharp twinge of pain in the leg.
"See!” he cried In a whlsiwr; "1
can stand on It! Are you going to
help me to escape?"
"Yes: but for God's sake, make no
Marina tiptoed to the door where
she stood In absolute silence for al-
most five minutes. She sprang back
with a start when there came to her
ears and to Jerry's a low whistle.
"Come!" she whispered, excitedly.
In another Instant the door was
open and the two, bis hand In hers,
ware stealthily moving towards the
bushes that lined the bank of the lit-
tle stream. When they emerged from
the undergrowth they were within ten
feet ef the water’s edge. A few yards
away, behind a clump of small trees,
was Capt. Pllaro with two saddled
horses. They moved quickly towards
"Quick, my captain!” she urged. In a
low tone. "He shall ride with you.
Tou lead and I shall follow!"
"Marina flostos,” the captain said,
almost fiercely, “do you love me?”
In another Instant Jerry Chambers
was on the horse's back, with a Arm
hold to Pilaro's shoulders.
“Where—where are we going?" half
"To tho Forest of the Somber Shad-
ows!" answered Marina. ,
At the captain's word the horses
wpra whipped Into the stream, through
which they splashed and struggled to
the other side. Just as the horses
reached the narrow path that waa to
oiler the course to the dense forest 20
miles away thr«- shots rang out in
rapid succession t the camp.
“Fly—fly with your might, my cap-
tain!” cried Marina, and the officer
began to lav whip to hla horse's side
with merciless vigor.
I * ?,*
Capt. Jsrry Chamber*.
The horses responded so splendidly
that nfier the first mile of the trail
had been covered the whips nnd spurs
were unnecessary. The sterling black
charger bearing Pllaro and Jerry was
hept to the fore all the time. Marina's
handsome hay—Gen. Boalos' favorite
field horse—keeping so close behind
that at times Its burning breath almost
teatbed Jerry’a back. The trail was
crooked aud at some places bo narrow
that only cno horse could have pas-
aage. Pllaro knew the way well. and.
although the dangers were great, he
plunged ahead fearlessly aud con-
The Forest of-the Somber Shadows
wai the lu rgest and densest unbroken
wood In Urania, covering a vast area
of unexplored territory. The first sug-
gestion of light In- the east marked
the trio'* airival at its edge.
A little ’■pot free from the under-
brush and vines afforded them the
first resting, pine*. The horsea, almost
dead frutn the, performance of their
▼fllant work, sank to the ground aa
•ooo' aa their telns were free. Jerry.
Imrt up a!toual entirely by the excite-
ment of th* perilous ride, collapsed.
Marian, •’rawing upon her last bit of
reserve strength, spread out one of
|he hotae blankets for him to lie on.
find then sat by his aide and gave him
a attmuirit* . .
The three slept until tha'aun waa
high. Tha Qiptwln had hrqt^ht three
or four Una of meat and some coffee
and hardtack, aud after a very meager
meal he went to the edge of the forest
to reconnotter. Jerry fell Into deep
meditation after the officer went away,
aad Murcia aroused him with:
"Do you know that it la after aun-
"Don't—don’t. Marina!" he cried,
shuddering at w;hat the rising of the
•un might have brought lo him.
"And still you live.” the went on.
with a faint smile—a smile of triumph.
"1 owe my miserable life to you. llt-
Ua sister; do with It aa you will.” The
gratitude that glistened in hla eyes
■hot into her brain.
’’In the eye of Ood. Jerry. I hnve
done no wrong." she said, lifting her
hands. “I have done a great right,
and I shall be forgiven—If not by my
father, by my Ood. I will keep strong
In the knowledge that I have per-
formed a duty to my Maker."
Jerry took her hand Into his and
gated thoughtfully at the specks of
light above the densely foil aged tree-
"How enn I ever repay you for what
you have sacrificed—given up for me?”
"You cannot repay me. Jerry; you
never ran—but we are not far enough
away to talk this way," she went on
bravely, almost forgetting the misery
in her own heart; “we are not safe
“Hut what shall you do?"
"I will not go hack to my father or
to the ranks of the government'*
army," she said, the old Are coming
hack to her eyes and her hands
clenching determinedly, "until I have
the sacred promise that no harm shall
come to either Capt. Pllaro or myself.
I shall not go hack unless I am
dragged back." After a moment’s
thought she went on: "After all, Jer-
ry. this war is not such a terrible
crime ugainst the government of Car-
dovas. The revolutionists, among
whom are many of the best men In
Urania, believe their eause to be right
—so strong In that belief that they
will fight until the last man falls. If
It were not for the favors received at
Pandaro, many an officer In the gov-
ernment's ranks would be fighting
with the revolutionists this very day.
My heart, God knows, has beat for
the government's cause more for the
reason that my father commands Its
forces In the field than for anything
else. The government of Urania—
the autocratic government of Cardovas
—is not strong enough to threaten me
as It threatened you'” I Ttle ranc>>n)en told them that a wing
Jerry's surprise was so great at this !
speech that he scarcely could believe
The Old Man Drew a
Dagger and Sprang
Towards the Victorious
"You would not go to the other
side?" he asked.
“Why not ? They are my people as
much us the government's men are.
and, If needs be. I can turn my whole
heart and sympathy to them. My fa-
ther must come to me with a heart
overflowing with forgiveness. This I
The situation was gone over very
carefully after Pllaro returned, and,
with hands uplifted In oaths, the cap-
tain and Marina swore they would not
seek to return to the government
ranks until they had been assured of
But the government will not—can-
not—forgive you,” said Jerry.
"Then 1 shall go to the other side,”
exclaimed the captain. "For a long
time my sympathies have been turn-
ing to the cause of the revolutionists,
and It would take but little more to
make me desert Cardovas and take up
the light rgainst him!"
"But Senorlta Bostos?" pat In Jerry.
“I will die for her, Senor Cham-
bers." said Pllaro. "It was my love
for her that made me assist you to
escape death. nut, and this confes
slon alone would bring a bullet to my
heart, I believe that I should have de-
serted If Senor Chambers never had
been In his position. Cardovas Is not
one of the people, he Is not demo-
"Who, then?" asked Marina.
"Herrero Barado—the foremost man
of the people, the champion of the
common people, the man who eventu-
ally will march at the head of his
army Into Pandaro—the man, Marina,
who fought for the old eause at the
side of Gen. Bostos, the man who
saved your father's life at the risk of
his own. Rarado Is the one man of
all men to be at the head of the gov-
After using the rest of the coffee
at nightfall the trio started out of the
forest, the purpose being to reach the
ranch of a British citlten about 16
miles southwest of the Forest of the
Bomber Shadows. They left the trail
and took to the rolling prairies. The
eastern sky was faintly gray when
they brought up at the home of the
neutral. After rellahlng a hot break
faat at the ranchman's hospitable
board they settled on plan* for the Im
medial* future. Jerry had placed his
destinies wholly Into the hands of the
twe, expressing a willingness to Yellow
any course suggested by them. • •
advancing from the northwest, with
Barado himself In command, and that
scouts from the government's ranks
had been in the vicinity within the
last 18 hours. He confidently be-
lieved that a decisive battle would be
fought, probably near the forest which
had afforded them refuge. This move
by Barado had been anticipated by the
strategists of the other side.
Pllaro and Marina talked excitedly
for a long time, and. although their
words did not reach Jerry's ears, he
believed that be waa pleading with
her. At last, as though unconscious
of Jerry'* presence, the captain em-
braced her and kissed her repeatedly.
“We are going to wait for Barado!”
said Marina, her eyes dancing with
excitement. “My captain has opened
my eyes to the reality. We are going
“But your father, Marina?” gasped
"My father la a soldier before he Is
a father," she cried, "and I can be a
soldier before I am a daughter! The
Inhumanity he would have subjected
you to—to which, in a measure, he did
subject you—has turned my heart
against such methods. Jerry, I love
my father; he loves me, but—God. In
my heart I am with the others now!"
Disguised as well as he could be
under the circumstances, Pllaro set
out on horseback In the afternoon In
the direction from which Barado was
reported to be approaching. He did
not return to the ranch until long aft-
er nightfall, and when he burst In
upon Marina and Jerry hla face re-
flected his excited emotions.
"Barado* scouts are close at hand!"
he cried. Marina sprang to her feet
and hurled question after question at
him. Jerry felt the excitement quite
as keenly as they, and It was with
much difficulty that she couid keep
him from overexerting himself physic-
ally. He slept for four or five hours,
but the others did not close an eye
throughout the night. In the middle
of the next day the advance of Bara-
do'a army of 7.000 men came in atght.
Barado himself reached the ranch
about three o'clock.
The sleep had done Jerry •'world
of good. and. when the "rebel" leader
came up. he waa limping about with
the aid of an Improvised cruteb.
Pllaro convinced Barado of hla sin-
cerity in wanting to join hla force*,
gnd was appointed a’member 6f the
general's personal atsff. Martas ap-
pc'BT*>d before Barado In the uniform
<lf a field nurse, and. although, the
'general, -knowing her as th? daughter
of the commander of the opposing
forces, did not place implicit trust ln-a
her, and. while he agreed that she
might serve In his ranks, he told her
that at all times she would be watched.
Pllaro Introduced Jerry to the
weather beaten old warrior and told
of the circumstances surrounding his
capture and escape. B-arado was deep-
ly interested In the recital, and his
eyes flashed with keen admiration for
the young man.
"What was the name of your boat?"
The Sister Mary," Jerry answered.
‘The captain's name?’’
“Whom did Bulger meet at Ha-
"Where were the guns
"On Rlngo island.”
"How much did you
"Not a rlffo.”
"Who gave you the
"I didn't get any."
“They got me before
I could ft
anybody with a receipt.”
"Right! You tell the truth." said
Barado. “Although the plan failed,
you did heroic service, and you should
he rewarded. You n.av remain with
my army and become one of my staff
officers, or you may be taken to the
frontier under escort. Which?”
Jern's brain waa In a whirl. What
should he do? Quick as a flash
he recalled the words In the
message from the black sack of des-
tiny commanding him to present him
self at - Calle Collseo, City of
Mexico, on the last day of the first
your of his absence from home and
state. He had been away from New
York but little more man two months,
and he had almost ten months in
which to reach the City of Mexico.
"I shall remain with your army,
Gen. Barado!” he said.
The old warrior grasped hit hand
"The autocratic government at
Pandaro," he said, "shall be crushed
and the government of the people es-
tablished there! We cannot fail! We
are right! Cadovas la falling—fall-
Th* Fortunss of Wai\
Oen. Parado s army went Into camp
in the foothills of the Bermendes
mountains, about 60 miles southeast
of the Forest of the Bomber Shadows.
Tho leader of the revolutionist*,
spurred on by recent Important vic-
tories in the south aad west, waa pre-
paring for the most derisive stroke of
the long and bitter struggle.
The western division of tha revolu-
tlonista, under the rommand of Oen.
Provoro, reached the foothills 6.000
strong and In excellent condition. Gen.
Agunrlllo's army of 4,000 men waa
haatening with all possible speed
from the south, and with these two di-
visions Barado calculated that he
would bo strong enough to defeat the
forces under Bustos.
Ha was about ready to move across
the plains to a position which nature*
had made almost Impregnable, when
severe rains set In and continued for
days without cessation. Two streams
coursed to the sea between the
•rtniea, and It waa not long before
they were Impassable. The ralna bed
resulted In dire hardship* for the revo-
lutionists, and after the first down-
pours hundreds of men fell 111 with
fever, which, though fatal to many,
waa combated with reasonable suc-
cess by the hospital forces.
Capt. Pllaro waited too long before
he placed himself under the care of
the nurses: and. In the middle of one
of the wildest storms, he breathed his
last, with Capt. Jerry and Marina
kneeling at his side. Jerry was per-
mitted by Gen. Rarado to assume
I charge of Pilaro's funeral arrange-
ments, and just before the wasted
’ body was prepared for removal to the
captains birthplace, a hamlet about
] 100 miles southward, he delivered, in
the presenre of Barado and his staff
officers, a funeral oration.
Marina, murh against the wishes of
the physicians, was present at the
simple ceremonies, and. sitting within a
few feet of Jerry, her poor body trem-
bled in a sapping chill when the-speak-
er referred to "pity" as that to which
he owed his life. Pity! How that
word rankled in her bosom!
Before Jerry Chambers entered The
College he had spent three years at
a military training school on the Hud
son, and his knowledge of military
tactics made him particularly valuable
to Geu. Barado, whose men knew very
little of the secret of getting the most
out of their strength and organization
Indeed, the general considered him
self fortunate in having surb a cool,
steady, practical head at his side. The
weeks of delay that the rains had
caused were busy ones for Jerry, who
brought all of his military training
Into play: many a raw recruit became
as straight and soldierly In bearing as
patriarchs of the service.
Jerry requested Gen. Barado that he
be selected to accompany the body of
Capt. Pllaro to its last resting place
At first the rugged commander was In-
clined to grant the request, but he
finally refused to do so, giving no
other reason than "because." He sug-
gested that the trip would be of ines
timable benefit to Marina, who. after
consulting Jerry, assumed charge ol
the body and proceeded in a roofed
wagon on the long Journey.
"I shall be back with the revolu
tionlsts." Marina said at the parting.
"And you. Jerry?"
T shall await you. Marina." It
was only a warm clasping of the hands
that marked the parting.
The order to march was not given
until early in the autumn, when the
army was practically in as good con-
dition as when It took ap position In
the foothills. The forces were di-
vided Into four divisions, all of which
proceeded together until the second
stream was crossed and the natural
fortifications were reached. Here
they spread out and formed Into a
crescent, ready to sweep down on the
government's strongholds In such a
manner as to make the charge most
effective and to prevent retreat from
any side. Bostos presented a most
formidable defense, his preparations
and strength being much greater than
Barado had calculated they would be.
The leader of the "rebels” had con-
fidently expected that Bostos wpuld
march out to meet him and give bat-
war. Boatoa succeeded ia break teg
through the first division, but kle
strength waa too nearly gone to boat
down the frenh barrier preseated. At
the. close of the second day the goe>
ern merit's losses had reached l.ggg
killed, 3,000 wounded and W0 captured.
The losses on the other aide weiu
•bout two-thlrdn aa great.
On the morning of tha third day,
Boatoa rallied bis men for a last su-
preme effort, and for hours aad hours
ha gallantly faced the fresher forces
of liarsdo filowly hla rank* were
driven bark to the sea, where, no ave-
nue of escape being left, he signaled
The Joy that came Into the ranks of
the revolutionists when the surrender
was announced waa indescribable. It
waa soon after the announcement that
one of the moat thrilling events of tha
conflict occurred. Ap old aoldler ia
ragged clothing proceeded to Rarado's
tent with a request that he be given a,
chance to fight for the revolutionists’
cause. Jerry Chambers, by what after-
ward* was called "providential Intui-
tion" by some, suspected that tha old
mgn had another puri>of>e In mind. Jer-
ry waa alone with Barado. who waa
awaiting Bostos and the gword of sur-
render. when the man appeared at tha
tent opening. * , ;
"Gen. Barado,” began the old man,
nervomly, and with side glance*. "I
have come to offer you my services. I
haw- fought for the government, but
Gen. Bostos has jut two of my son*
to death for what he unfairly called de-
sertion. My heart Is for you and
against him and his eause.” *
Barado bade him wait a minute, and
turned his back to him The Instant
his eyes were away the old man
whipped out a dagger from under his
coat and sprang towards the victori-
ous leader. Jerry, his eyes all tha
time on the stranger, drew his sword
In a flash and struck the blade,from
the man's hand Just as It touchigl tha
generals coat. The old map at-
tempted to recover the dageej, but
Jerry's hands were at his tliroaj, and
in another Instant he was helpless on
tho ground. ,
Barado merely looked at Jerry for
a moment, and then calmly walked
over to him and extended hla hand.
He said not a word, but the expression
In his eyes might have told a long
story If It could have spoken. It waa
not until the would-be assassin waa
placed under guard that tho Incldeht
became known In the ranks.
Gen. Bostos, grizzled old veteran of
many wars, advanced under a white
flag to deliver his sword to the victor.
In other wars Barado and Bostos had
fought for the same cou«e, had planned
together, had suffered together. They
had spent many yearn of their live*
together. They had loved each other
with the love of brother*. Whun Bos-
tos' arrival was announced. Gen. Ba-
rado's heart failed him. Hl« hand
trembled, his voice quaked, and a mist
cante Into his eyes.
"I cannot take his sword," fie Anally
said; "he is still my best friend, the
one man in all Urauia that 1 love as a
brother. I shall delegate onf of my
officers to accept his surrender and to
return hia sword. 1 cannot face him In
his time of distress. Whom'shall 1
name?" No sooner had tho last word
of the sentence been spoken than hia
eyea rested upon Capt. Jerry Cham-
Within a few mlnutea Capt. Jerry
went forth, his head high ai*d his body
rigid, other officers of the staff follow-
Haggard and despondent, Gen. Boa
to*, surrounded by members of hia
staff, dropped his eyes at Jerry ap-
proached to within a,few feet of hint,
and without looking up he held out hla
sword with a trembling hand.
"I accept your surrender in the
name of the Confederacy of Urania."
said Jerry, with great dignity, "being
duly delegated by Gen. Barado. com-
manding the forces of the confederacy
In the field.’’
Then Gen. Bostos glanced up for
men!" ^urpS™STZ I £***"
a.ed no small degree of disappoint' M ^ COnl!au,n«; "C«'
ment, Barado knew that his strategic-
al position was the better and that he
could prevent a retreat.
“lA«t tbent stay," said he. "We shall
move In no closer, but shall wait for
them to come out or starve. Their
supplies are cut off and they must
In the middle of a dark night the
ranks of narado's army .were thrown
Into wild excitement and activity by
the announcement from the !advance
line* that Bostos waa hastily prepar-
ing to bring hla full strength to bear
on the southern wing of the besiegers.
With all possible, haste,, after, the- edr-'
thinly of Bostos’ •‘totem^
learndd, the northern Wing o$ tha rev-
olutionists waa swung arounfi to the
propoaed point bf «tta<*. i The other
divisions were placed In readiness to
give support to the men who were to
Bieef (A govern*
meat's Blt»w.v *• * - **•'• ■
4ayi tha armlet-
gaged in tha. deadliest batUR of the
ra'lo desires that‘>oU5 rouU your
sword, Oen. Bostos."
Bostos' pyca dropped again, but
when he lifted them the second titno
hi* chia fell and be took ^ startled
step backward. For a moment his
eyes ware fixed In a glassy stare.
"You—you w;ho escaped—!;"
“I beg to Introduce myself as Capt.
Chant here of Gen. Rarado's personal
®tkl(.‘.’ was the soft ln'erruptlon.
, (TO BK CONTINUED.)
" ” ’ ' Blood Heal.
The normal tempeature of tha hu-
man body Is about M <4 degrees. Fah-
enhett. This Is known as blood heat.
•9)1. \a maintained within one or twe
degree* wWlhef Tn the arctic or tiop.
leal fl$glon*‘'.lb tfid-anhifal Una
mammajjt. have abopt ta«
peratero" as ruin:' blfda
than* /^?® .MX -.oight^r ten degree*,
while rcpnle3, fishes and ill inverts-
brated .ff?Jer only slightly from the
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