The Shawnee Daily News-Herald (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 125, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 5, 1914 Page: 3 of 8
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THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY B, 1914.
THE SHAWNEE DAILY NEWS-HERALD
A STORY OF THE |
FT) EPTArn rte nm& *
FREEING OF CUBA*
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COPYttTOH*pA. C. CLUT1
CHAPTER I*-Lleutenant Holton is de-
tached from hla command In the navy at
the outset of the Spanish-American war
*nd assigned to important secret service
CHAPTER II—While dining at a Wash-
ington hotel he detects a waiter In the act
of robbing a beautiful young lady, who
thanks him for his service and gives her
name as Miss La Tossa, a Cuban patriot.
LAter he meets her at a ball. A secret
service man warns Holton that the girl
m a spy.
CHAPTER III—Senor I a Tossa ohidea
nls daughter for her failure to secure im-
portant information from Holton. She
Heaves for her home in Cuba. Holton la
(Ordered to follow her.
CHAPTER IY—They meet on the Tam-
ya train, \llas La Tossa tells Holton she
ati<"uban 8py' an(* ®xPr®saeH doubt re-
CHAPTER V-He ...
land MIhs La Tossa, who is considei
♦ dangerous spy. cn Cuban soil. At Hea
be is overtaken by another warship,
which takes Miss La Tossa aboard and
Holton Is ordered to return to Tampa.
CHAPTER VI—He saves the transports
from destruction at the hands of dyna-
miters and reports to Admiral SampHon
for further duty.
CHAPTER VII—Holton is sent to Oen-
eral Garcla's command in the guise of a
newspaper correspondent to Investigate
Cuban plots against the American troops
and to learn the plans of the Spanish
navv. He detects a trusted Cuban leader
In the work of fomenting trouble among
the Cubans in the Interests of the Span-
CHAPTER Vin—Holton Is seized by
friends of the spy and later is ordered
executed. He escapes and saves the
American troops from falling Into a Sprth-
CHAPTER IX—He learns from General
Garcia that the spy Is Jose Cesnola, one
of the most trusted leaders. Holton takes
part in the battle at San Juan.
CHAPTER X—Disguised as a Spanish
•oldter he enters Santiago, goes at night
to the home of Miss La Tossa, where he
overhears a discussion of the Spanish
plans by leading army and navy com-
manders. He learns that the Spanish
fleet will leave the harbor at Santiago
on July 8. While attempting to leave the
house he is confronted by Miss La Tossa.
A Night Rendezvous.
Before Holton could make answer,
a young Cuban galloped by on horse-
back. So lithe was he, so clean-
limbed, his uniform so spick and span,
his face so handsome, that Holton
turned to glance after him. He, too,
was turning to gaze at Holton, and
now brought his horse to a sharp halt
ing to many of the executive detfl*^
To this officer Holton made his way.
"Did you receive any word from
the President?" he asked.
The naval officer some days previ-
ously had requested General Shafter
to solicit a message from the Presi-
dent disclaiming any idea of holding
and annexing Cuba after the close of
hostilities. It was well understood
by Shafter, or rather by his aide, why
Holton proffered the request.
Now, In reply to his question, the
aide dived fnto his tent and emerged
bearing a cable dispatch sent from
Washington via Key Weet and Guan
tanamo. It was addressed to General
Shafter and read as follows:
"The President states herewith that
hostilities against the Kingdom of
Spain were instituted with the sole
purpose of liberating Cuba from Span-
ish rule. It is our wish that, thus
free, she shall take her proud place
among the republics of America."
"Good!" exclaimed Holton, after
reading the message. "Nothing am-
biguous about that, is there?"
"Not a thing," laughed Miley. "I
suppose you want this."
"It would be invaluable," responded
Holton eagerly. "May I take it?"
For reply, the tall, weather-beaten
army officer handed Holton the cable-
At sunset he proceeded to the spot
suggested by young La Tossa, and
found him already mounted and hold-
ing another pony by the bridle.
"You are on time," he said. "This
is your horse, and I suggest we start
For an hour they rode in silence,
and finally paused In a copse of woods
outside the littlo settlement called Se-
villa. Here the young Cuban dis-
mounted, and Holton did likewise,
looking inquiringly at the boy. The
latter smiled half mockingly, and Hol-
ton, advancing to him, placed hi3
hand upon his arm, while he regarded
the youth with curious eyes.
"You make me think very much of
your sister," he said.
"Do I?" The fellow iaughed. "You
care for my sister, then?"
Holton flashed back a quick glance
at the boy.
"Care for her! Look here, young-
ster, I care for her so much that If
she doesn't look out I'm going to
toward the fellow, feeling that he had he your brother some day.
seen him somewhere before but puz-: A laugh broke from La Tossa.
lied to know where. | "I have heard her •«* P™"* much
The young soldier, with head turned , the samo thing," ho chuckled.
over shoulder, nodded to Holton, and Holton took both his shoulders In
then, with a sweep of the hand, beck-, a mighty grip.
oned him toward a group of small "You have!" he cried. "Quick now,
palms, whither he urged his horte boy, are you joking?
"Will you please leave us for a few
minutes?" she commanded. "I must
speak with Mr. Holton alone."
Holton said nothing, but waited
while the two, thus adjured, moved
into the bushes out of earshot
"Mr. Holton," she said then, with
a little catch in her voice, "I don't
know why I am doing this, but it is
because I believe In you and in your
"You are justified, I am sure, in be-
lieving in both me and my country,"
"I am sure of It. Tonight, Mr. Hol-
ton, at Sevilla, in the building which
my brother pointed out to you—he did
point it out, as I asked him to, did
"Yes," nodded Holton, "he pointed
"In that building," she continued,
"tonight, there is to bo a meeting of
officers high in the Cuban army, at
which an immediate outbreak against
the soldiers of the United States will
"Garcia—will he be there?" he
"Garcia will not be there, nor Rabi,
"Then," he declared, "the meeting
will not amount to much."
"Do not be fooled," was the warm
rejoinder. "It will amount to a great
deal. You know—or do you?—the
condition of your army. Sickness is
"Yes, but a majority are well, and
I myself know the straits of the Span-
ish army, for I have been in Santiago.
I myself have Informed General Shaf-
ter that Toral can muster at most not
more than twelve thousand men, if
"Yes, yes," she responded, tapping
her foot impatiently. "I do not come
here to argue, Mr. Holton. I tell you
seized me paper and kissed It, Then
she stamped her foot as a sudden
thought took possession of her mind.
"I have it I" she cried. "I will go
to the meeting myself. And I shall
take this dispatch with me."
iTo be Continued)
ONE DOSE RELIEVES
A COLD-NO QUITiNE
at a slow walk. The naval officer fol-
lowed and came to a standstill beside
the beautiful animal.
The boy—he was little more—bent
down and looked at Holton a moment.
Then he smiled and held out his hand.
"You have been pointed out to me (
as Lieutenant Holton," he said. "Are
Holton looked at the other steadily
without answering. A thrill passed •
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almost say," he replied
The other wriggled away and placed
his hand ruefully upon his shoulder.
"You needn't crush my bones in,"
he grumbled. "Of course it's true."
Holton leaped upon the pony.
"Come on. Let's go to her." His
tone was as ardent as a cavalier's.
"Not now," was the laughing reply.
"We must stay hero until !t is dark."
Young La Tossa pointed toward a
"Do you notice the peculiar shape
of that roof?" he asked. "Well, 1 have
"that you are Miss La Tossa an ,dea >'ou will k® ln thls vicinity j come to realize It. I hail been
I later If Vnll ord rpmcmhlT thp rIuI nK ' aulrov in mv nlama lint nnm tli
-••You would be pretty nearly right.'', )ng_„ He my ^
i will tell you," he added.
Holton Took Beth His Shoulders In a
only this: Toral has not surrendered,
because he knows of the threatened
revolt of the Cubans against your
men. He is waiting for that to hap-
pen, and will take what advantage
may be gained from the result This
may be serious. There are six thou-
sand Cubans immediately upon the
field. Thoir attack upon the Ameri-
can flank, coupled with the attack of
the Spaniards upon the front, will
drive your countrymen to the sea."
Holton shook his head. "Why, Miss
La Tossa, this deed is suicide for
your country. It can mean but one
thing—the wiping out of the Span-
iards and the Cubans, and in the end
the very colonization you dread. For
if this happens I cannot see but the
United States will have the best sort
of object-lesson to show that tha last
thing of which you are capable 1b
"That Is true," she agreed. "I have
later. If you are, remember the shape
of that roof. Inside that very build- |
was the laughing response
"Oh!" Holton reached up and seized
the lad's hand. "I am very happy to
see you. Where Is your sister?"
"At home. I stole in to visit her
last night. She wished me to find you
and to ask you to accompany me^to ,hrough ,ow bushf!8i covering an lm.
The darkness grew rapidly denser,
until at last it was sufficiently black
to suit tho wishes of the young Cu-
ban. Mounting their ponies, the two
turned in the direction of Santiago,
and had just entered a trail leading
a place beyond Sevilla at once.
mense area, when a man, gun in hand.
, • —.111 Illtliot <11 tit, W UCU a iilUKJ, RUl
will await us on t e roa an , stepped out in front of them
have something of importance to. say
to you. I do not know what it is."
"But—" Holton hesitated. "I have
just come in from Santiago at some
peril. 1 have work to do here."
The boy smiled at him.
"There will be no peril in return-
ing with me. We Cubans," he gri-
maced, "have a secret route into the
city which has always been kept open.
It is open now. You must come with
me; my sister has news of great Im-
portance you must hear."
Holton needed no great incentive
to accompany the other. He still wore
his Spaniard's uniform, with the ad-
dition of an army hat bearing the
insignia of the Fifth Corps, and he
felt himself sartorially well qualified
once more to penetrate the rqnks of
the enemy, if that were necessary.
With the young Cuban for a guide,
he felt that danger was reduced to a
"I have a pony you may ride," con
tinued the boy, mistaking Holton's
silence for hesitation.
"Oh, I'll go, even if I walk," returned
Holton, "but I certainly shall appre-
ciate the horse.
Holton's revolver leaped from its
holster, but his companion put out a
"Well, Pierre?" he asked sharply.
"Miss La Tossa," responded the
man, "is here."
A thrill shot through Holton, and
he was on the ground in an instant.
The brother followed suit, and the
next instant the form of the girl con-
As they embraced it seemed to Hol-
ton as though he would give up ten
numbers of his rank as senior lieu-
tenant if he could be in the youth's
shoes. Moodily he saw the girl re-
garding him with luminous, smiling
She was attired In a huntlng-sklrt
of khaki, leather leggings, a khaki
jacket, and a brown felt hat, and she
was in nowise less charming than in
the ball dress at the New Willard, or
her traveling suit on the train bound
for Tampa. She carried a carbine.
"How do you do, Miss La Tossa?"
There was a quiver in Holton's
voice, which she must have caught,
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Sunset was the hour and the Cuban f0r g^e smiled the more openly be-
camp the rendesvous agreed upon caU8e Bhe knew the darkuess would
by the two, and after shaking hands hide it from the officer.
with the young man. Holton returned
to his own lines and made his way
to Shafter's headquarters. The com-
mander-in-chief was in wretched phys-
"I am so happy to know you es-
caped," she began.
"Yes, thanks to you," was Holton's
She walked close to him, then
astray in my views. But now, thanks
to you—and to others—I see more
"To others?" cried Holton, with a
quick flush of Jealousy.
"Well, General Garcia and Colonel
Montez—and other elderly leaders of
our cause," she explained.
"Oh!" Holton bit his lip
He looked at her face, dim in the
"And that is why you wished to
"Not altogether," she replied.
"Well, you must hurry, because I
wish to say something to you, too,"
he reminded her.
The girl moved Impatiently toward
him. "To night—I wish to ask you
what I should do about the meeting.
I alone of those not in the conspiracy
know of it. What shall I do? Shall
I send word to General Garcia? Is
it better that you should inform
"No, no, not Shafter," he cried. "The
Americans must take no action that
might precipitate any sort of a fight
with the Cubans."
"Well, Garcia then?"
"A fight with the Cuban ranks
would be almost as bad."
"That Is true. What then?"
Holton thought a moment. Then he
"I will go to the meeting," ho an-
"You! It is Impossible. An Ameri-
can officer! No, it cannot be!"
"Then, what?" Holton's voice was
He took from his pocket the cable
dispatch from Washington.
"I have here," he resumed, "a mes-
sage from President McKlnley to Gen-
eral Shafter, sent him at my request.
If read at the meeting it should not
be without effect.1
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