The Gotebo Gazette (Gotebo, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 18, 1919 Page: 2 of 8
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thefllny opening In
«p at pie. ^
h It t* bo mumbla#"tn «>iut
.v vU>vo vui ui iiuiunu nriiiirinii(.r| uui" " i a mu i m 11 i uu iuwihwm
— b --*Ju<l d a« and darted -baok-luto vnii- Hewlett? For OujJ.'
Ali« . ...
J^^ictor Rousseau RlVCT
Copyright W. O. Chtpmil
I wenttto Jacqueline ami-took iny
<eat upon the «'nrtb bag barricade,; : I;
had rny revolver In my hand, but It
was not loaded. I threw tie carv
(ridges upon the flAor. *
It seemed only a few minutes before
a voice halb*d me from the tumnel.
"Paul Hewlett," ^ald Lerpujc, "you
have made a' Rood" ftghty buf you are
jone for. I offer you terms."
"What terms?" I asked.
"The same as before. I pftfT afford1'
to let you go; for, though my instincts,
ry out loudly-for your death, i am a
Mildness man, and. I can suppress
'hem when It has to be done. In
•jrlef, M. ? Hewlett,. you enn go when
"M. Lerapx," I answered, "I will say
something to you for your own sake,
*nd Meno./ d'Epernay's, that I Would
not del«n to. suy to any other man.
She is as pure as the best .woman in
ihe. land.' I found her wandering In
(he street. I saved her from the as-
sault of your hired ruffians. I gave
up my own apartment, to her-and went
away. Do you believe jviiat I have
said to you?"
Be looked hard into my face.
"Yes," he said simply. "And it
makes all the difference in the world
"Pere Antoine will marry. you?'' 1
"Yes," he replied..
"And her fathartj*
"Is safe in the chateau, playing with
bis: wheel and amassing a fortune in
^'One more word," I continued.
"Mme. d'Eperhay 1s very ill. She was
Rtruck hy one of those bullets that
you fired through the door. Walt!" for
he had started. "I think that she will
live. The wound cannot have pierced
a vital part. But we must he very
gentle In moving her. You- had better
bring the sleigh here, :and- you awl T-
wiJl lift her into It. And then—I.shall
not see her again." ! •; , . ,
. LePoux'a Oiable. , '■) [ i
I went hark Ward the van-/ ''Hut
f could not bring myself to see Jacque-
I hftn r^ft^h'ed fhe' verge' of I lie cata-
ract and stood beRfflfi the little plat-'
form, looking down. I gazed In awe
at the great stream of water, sending
Its ceaseless current down Into the
troubled lake below.
And then I saw Lacroix. He was
peering after me from among the
rocks, and as I turned he was scut-
tling away Into the tunnel.
I followed him hotly; but he must
have known every Assure tn the cliff,
for he vanished before my eyes,'appar-
ently through the solid rock, and when
T reached the place of his disappear-
ance I could find no sign of any pas-
And at that moment I heard Le-
roux's voice balling me, and looked
round to see him emerge from the tun-
nel at my side. He was staring In be-
wilderment at the cataract.
"By Heaven, Hewlett, I don't know
Ahat possessed me to take the wroM
turn tonight," he swore. "I have come
through that tunnel a hundred tlmjn
and never missed the path before."
He swung round petulantly, and at
that moment a shadow glided out of
the darkness and stood In frpfit of him.
It was Pierre Caribou, lean, sinewy
and old. He blocked the path and
faced Leroux In silence.
Leroux looked at him, aud an onth
broke from his lips as he read the
other's purpose upon his face. Squar-
ing his mighty shoulders and clench-
ing bl$ flats, he leaped afc him head-
PleiTe 'stepped quietly iishte, nhd
Simon' mealed Ms full length within
the tunnel, . But, when he hud scrara\
bled to his feet with a bellowiag.chal-
lenge, Pierre was In front of him
"V/bat ar^vou nere for?" roared
-eroov but If quaveclag Volci that
lid not-sound /tkMhlk g\v*,^<fck out
if the way-<# WrIiBiaKH JtoifiMfce I"
The Indian still blocked the passage.,
'Your time come now, $lAtori.' 'Ailing
Ish now," he answered.
"You come here one, two year ago,"
Pierre continued. "You eat up home
rf M. iMirlmliie, my master. Old M.
Du<.4>'afae. jiiy wabter, tod." I bidong
here. You eat up all, come-back, eat
up some more. Then you.. §ell. Mile.
IllO /1'PTViimntt ' ' IT.-k* 1
- -T'" * "MHO.
Jaoqueltnp-NJ Loojs )<}'Bpecniiy." You
made her run 'wa"y to New York. I
a,«k your dlablewben your time come.
¥<ju^ (Habfe he-saywalt. I wait. Mile
Jacqueline come back. I n.<sk your
diable again. He sjig. wait sointTmore.
Now yotir diable! teU ,me he s«nd you
here todtgbt-becdtM* 70W time come,
and ^11 finish now."
The face that Simon turned on me
was, not In the least like his own. It
was that of a hopeless man who knows
that everything ho had prized Is lost.
He had never cowered before anyone
tn his life; I thhjk, ~bm he cowered
now before plerr^ Cfiribou.
Theji. n :fpar ;fcprst from Leraot's
lips, and he flung himself upon the In-
dian In it tie same dfesperato way as I
had experienced, aid (n an trustrtut tfce
two bienv were struggling at'the edge
of the platform.
They bent. and jswayed, and now.
Leroux was forcing Pierre's head and":
shoulders backward by the weight bf
l 's bull's body. But the Indian*:
sinews, toughened by years of toil to
steel, held fast; and just as LerotfX^
confident of victory, shifted his fe©t:
and tncllned forward. Pierre changed
his grasp and caught him by thir
Leronx's face blackened fei eyeS;
started out. His great Chest *h en ve£?
and he tore impotently at his enemySt
atrong finger* that were shutting ant"
air and lfght and consciousness. Thiqr
rocked and swayed; then, with a last;
convulsive effort. Leroux swung IMerrir
off ids feet, raised him high In the
and lried to: dash:lili;bpdy against the
projecting rock at the tunnel's mouflp
But still the Indian's fingers held,"
and as bis .consciousness began to fa d#
Leroux staggered and slipped; affd
wllii a nelghjug whine that burst fr«W
• . rr. I
I cauAt Mm' ntat the entrance nticf
held him fasj^
He struggled In my grasp and
screened. s 9
/"Let mrgo^.he hovle«. -''AJirlfU.
wHl i-epefl* ij^t- Mopsfeurj t*tt. ae go I
I win give Sou' fl Bfilf-sfraYfe In' the gold;'
What do yon want with me?"
What did I want? I did not know.
It must have been ihte yanw} iliytlnct
that leads one to stamp upon" a noxl-
o^fI think it was his Joy In
the hideous spectacle beneath the cata-
ract that had made me long to hill
Bat .now, a-dreadful fear was dawn-
ing on me.
•'I have not seen ber,'' he replied.
"Now ,l$t ma go I Ah, ipon Dleu, will
you never let ine go? It Is too late!"
•Suddenly he grew calm.
'It Is too late," he said In a monot-
onous voice.. "You have .killed both of-
And, with the sweat still on his 'fore-
head, he stpod looking maliciously at
me., . ajnV ? fl
"If yoy had let me go," he said,
'you would ha^e died just 'ns yon are
going to din."'. '' . ; A
I saw the fafiti of the Cliff, quiver;
I saw. an .immense rock, hajf-way up,
leap 'into-the air and seeth to hartg
there; then the ground wafc upheaved
beneath my feet, and wltlj a ftugfittyl
roar the rocky walls swayed and fell
together. 1:1 ' '• 'i,9r-
And the rivulet became A cataract
that surged ,^yer-me and filled my pars
with lumult and sealed my eyep with
1 the End of the CHateau.
Darkness Impenetrable *' about1' tile,
and a thick air that I breathed with
great gasps.tbat hardly brought relief
to my chok'ing throat. And "a voice
out of the darkness crying ceaselessly
in my ears:
"Help p|e I Help me I" .
I raised'myself and tried "to" struggle
to my feet. I fcfiind that I could move
my limbs freely, I tried to.rjse upon
my kpeesj but the roof struck my heqd.
I stretched my arms out, and I touched
the watt on either side of me.;
I must have been stunned by: the
concussion of the landslide. , By. a
mlrncle. i had not been struck.
"HbTp'mel -Help mk!"*''
I tried to find' the voice. I crawled
three feet toward It, and th,©, wall
stopped rpe. But the voice was there.
It ciime frrim 'u*nd6r the wail. I felt
about me In the darkness, and my
hand touched something damp. I
whipped it.baclMh horror, ft was
face of a liifch. ' 11 ' '
I ttoucWotf tfefrtile blm, but I did not
Jtnow what to say or do. I could only
wait ther£T?« at no WIJfhlTTTOr fltciitTTm*:
'ttiye mo a knife!" he mumbled
r •i-Sljl® ""TV"
■ KgalUK chUoUln#. at me. "A ktilfv.
^ewlfi 1 mo
"thls?^Bring1 Pefk Antoine ^4ir #- M ^
ther. I want to tell her—to tell
Ic mutlerNl ^n., hi* d«l|rtain until
voice died away. I tbbtight that he
mother. I want to tell he
lis voice died away. „
•wotfld-never, speak again.,But.present-
ly, he spumed f() revive again tp the
consciousness of his kurrbiindltig*. '■
"Are you with ihe, .Hewlett?" he
whispered. , od . f; hf 1 J /
I placed my hand in his, and he
clutcbeil at' ft wlt'li feverish force.
"You will have the gold, Hewlett,"
he muttered, apparently Ignorant that
I, too, was-a' prisoner rind" HA har^By
better ■plight;, "I tried to kill jtyu, Hew-
lett. 'Afe you.g^lng tP leave me to die
alone In the dark nowt*
"No," I answered. "It doesn't mat-
ter, Lacroix." And, really, It did not
"I ■wanted'to kill', you."; his voice
rambled on. "Lacroix is ;dead. I
watched him die. I thought if—you
dietLlOQi. no one but I would know the
secret of the gold. I trlefl to murder
you, .I.bjew yp tlie lunnel!"
He .paired, and I heiirtl
tear breath. Ills fingers clutched lit rtiy
coat sleeve again and hooped them-
selves round mine like claws of steel.
I had a knife—once," he resumed,
relapsing Into his delirium; "but I left
ItTJbehlnd me and the police got It.
Isn't It odd, Leroux," he rambled on,
"that one always leaves somelhlng be-
hind wheniooe has JiJUed a man? But
the newspii^rs iii«(ie nientlnoi about
tte )ttx\£e,. ^pujdidn't know hej was
deaii -dra* yo«,« t>rou^ *&r oii'-ydUB
cieyerfless, untjl that fool Hewlett ^eft
that:paper utmo the table,?, 'Xou kgey?
etiough to send me fo jail, but you
jk&ow It wa* I who killed
Mm. Help ifie!" He screamed*h<5r-
rlb yv "He la e?er at, meV\
'There Is - nobofiy' here, Philippe,'
I-SAld. trylBgs to soothe, his agony pf
soul? ' AVhiit a poor arii< j taIriSd sbul
fraveUng Into the nejet wcfld
'h^h^re U ndbddy 6ni ine, PhJlV5
1 -"You lie 1" he raved,
has come for me!
"Louis Is h¥*el;
He deserved to
ery and wretchedness endured by
j, Mrs. Charlie Taylor.^. F. D. No.-L
doubt the great healing power
of PE-IiU-NA for troubles due
letter la an Inspiration f /to •very-
sick and suffering man or woman
anjnpherq. Hereltisi "I suffered
two years with catarrh of the head,
stomach and bowels. Tried two of
truthfully say I arii well. Wheni ;fi
began to us« PE-IiU-NA, I weighed.,,
one hundred pounds. My Weight 1
now Is on* hundred anid fifty; I 7
cannot praise PE-RU-NA too
highly, for it was a Godsend to me.
I got relief from the first half
bottle and twelve bottles curedime. irj
kS&A?" t0 ^ M
As an emergency remedy in the?
home, there Is nothing quite the
iqual Of this reliable, time-tried
medicine, PE-RUrNA. Thousands < )
place their sole dependence on it
for coughs, colds, stomach and
bowel trouble, constipation, rheu-
matism, pains in the back, side and
pure and maintain bodily streng„_ .
and robustness, take PE-RU-NA. r
You can buy PE-RU-NA any- =
where in either tablet or liquid ~
MUllon«:rof. p«opl«| who worry, ar« £mqop- -
havi i>hUs of. ihantftt tliprfi lb6„ ftfel-B
blue and are often melancholy, believe
IHClBUtUWlJ, UCllCVO iumi~
tjiea® condUiGpa are due ti outside influence*-'*
to an Internal sourcft—*<Ud-r — ■
>"ln, WllB^^erdWaed vm'SSSjbCUS^
digestion, belching, heartburn, bloat, ete.^T
wlU. It not ich^cjced, 19 tlnn affect to SomeC
Tfce blood in impoverished. Hetl'thC;
«ndj strengt* are undermined. The .victim ofc
acid-stomai?R, although he may not know^
Theresas only the face. Where the
bdety rfikiiruh^oUghSto have been was
only rock. The face was on my side
of a -frail of rock, plnhlng down1 the
b9d^ ^hjjt Jay .outstretched b^yOnd.,
I recognised' t,he voice now. It was
that of Philinpe Lacrbfx.' '
"Ah, nJOn Dleu! Help'Imo,1 Help
He continued to repeat the words in
every cttncdfvable tofrfe, arid his suffer-
ing was pWabla I felt one lw nd come
Qi/trfo hr, I* . .1.
ovvi.Mw-i*, «ituuuBn MO may <iui auuw
I3C^ huh uuuie lur ujci nc ucaavcu iu the cause of his ailments, feels his hope£
l®Jr lie tricked me nfter we had tmmi
,the gold. He tricked me twice. He *- -*■ •-* —
told Leroux, thinking that he would
iwjn his gratitude and get free from
the man's power. And the second time
lie told Carson. Then there were three
Of us in the secret"
1 "What did -you do?" .1,
1} was^k^r gopdv^ting n j*)|t.Tinprjiettr
upon iumuifdW^%jeorpJ&. gSJ J | g|
= (TO BE CONTINUED.)
Our country's independence dates
from Jtrtjr*; 1770. because U>e United
States then declared-Its independence,
and from that day on has maintained
it. Great Britain acknowledged the
Independence of the United States by
a preliminary treaty of peace dated
November 80, 1782, and by the final
or definite treaty dated' September -8,
1783. This treaty was' ratified by the
continental congress January 14, 1784.
man or woman who has acid-stomach! _
Get rid of It! Don't let acid-stomach holC.
you back, wreck your health, make youC
days miserable, make -you a victim of th«Z
"blues" and gloomy thoughts! There la
marvelous modern remedy called EATONI<£
that brings, oh! auch quick relief from you ~
■tomach miseries—sets your stomach to rights
—makes it strong, cool, sweet and camfortfT
able. Helps you get baqjf your strength, vigor;-:
feeltne lameVayTf fbu^Will' jiM It ;
trial. Get a big 60 cent box of EATONIC—
•ven moi :t.
Paced Leroux in Sll^nee.
his constricted throat, a shijLek that
pierced the torrent's roar, hes'Ud down
the cataract, Pierre locked lnljijls arms.
i cried out In horror, but lamed for-
ward, fascinated by the dreadful spec-
tacle. i saw the bodies gllfl«j down the
straight Jet of water, as a boy might
slide down a column of steel, and
plunge Into the black caldrou beneath,
around whose edge stood the mocking
and fantastic figures of Ice. The seeth-
ing lake tossed them blgh ,ia^o the
air, and the second caturact caught
then) and flung, ihefn btrck'toward the
Old Angel. : . • n u '
At last they, slid down • Into^ JJ e
depths of the dark, lake, to lie forever
there In that embrace. Afi'd still the
cataractt piayied tmf, sounding their
Joud, trlunipham, never-endlng^^jype.
f«jc^ ot I.ucroix, peering at me from
ahffltag-'the cVevlces of the rocks with!
the same evil smile. I knew from the;
look on it that he had seen all and had
been Infinitely pleased thereby.
I caught at him; I wanted to get my
MUCH DIFFERENCE IN HUMOR
)'.j • ,[3
Brand Highly Thought,Q< In One Coun-
try is Not Always Appreciated
If, , : - j )!-. -jIj
When Coletidge .sa^d, "No mind Is
thoroughly well organized that Is de
fidri^nt in Jthe sense of humor," "hd ex-
pressed; a conviction that seems com-
mon to all clviUa^ mep,:,and makes
each nation take jjMde In its humor
and p'erhnps suspectiftat other nations
enJpy a somewhat inferior brand. Yet
comparisons of liumtw sbpws. brpadly
speaking, that the peoples of the world
are much alike. 'In the Tourist, pub-
lish <Hl In Tokyo, a Japanese author, fori
example, remarks that humor "Is In-
deed the flower of life, and life with-
out it Would be as dfteat-y as spring
without rita blossoma. To. lllustrnte. be
traij^latefj a number of Japanese anec-
dotes, "funny stories, as the United
States might call them, "but orie doea
not smll^' them. INelther, on sec-
ond t^^ufh^ does one snolle over many
of tn6 "funny stories'' In American
magazines and newspapers. Humor
1 wbtch* leally amuses Is everywhere
ra'rC and prerfou'i a ^ffeWeV' df life,"
as the Japanese gentleman poetically
puts It,/but growlftf op, |n conqpaiyr
with a great many weeds.—Christian
Juvenile Rebuke. ,|
, .pttle five-year-old Mary, who tad
great kindness of heart' for all thp
anhb'al creation1, snw a hen preparing
to gather her chickens under her
wings, and shouted earnestly; "Oh,
dohf *lt down bn those beautiful >lit'
^,^<18., Y9P big,, ugly. 1 old
r"'":'r:" fix« ■
Two ocean-gologl ttftrboiit^ i^eqll^
succeeded In towing a raft containing
4,000,000 feet of sawed lumber from
Plnlnnd to Copenhagen.
•3 J;- - S-s " 'w 1 '.■< -
Shark Salad Wins Favor.
Sbark meat Is delicate In flavor-and"
texture, and sharks are pleh«f\jl.i^
ceftdTn*Of FTiirfaa,--trnt'the ':
ermen do not^ateh them.bapaus^ thgy
are not(;'sa3pble. The boibtn (JemA
stration agent ot Md^p®.jcminty,
Ida, decided last winter on iui effort
to establish inf fay< tbis 'fish ryaw jp-
der the ban. Afe her request a^fisWsr-
mnn caught one. but^warno^'er mat .....
no one VTduld eat It. Undismayed, she ty/For fifty' ye&a
Invited n' iarga comg'ifny off.' fested? cbest^^
to a home ecopomlcs luncheorfat which J??0**®*
wns serv^tl a fish ualad, .. Whqp all
had tastW-tlie salad she- a^eivTo/ir-
tote as to how r many liked It and
wnnted lh« re*?lpp. Without exoe flpn>
the woWeh Voted 'Th^rf fiearty fip."
Sroval, j^pd thus proved to the*iselvbf
vat tllek ^ejidlc0'Mir;
action with Jpt
will avert \tr ~
J greea b$r&$£r-eft e?tfe.^
^60c. and $1.20 a bottle. lt
^ugglst's. Give It a trial.
that eveHbatT ei
th""\4fMt rsn"ng ^ lNb'
dead k shod
aelzed with a violent fit of sneeslng^
but sought valiantly to go on wlttf'-hJip
lines, thereby joying a new and curl-
Ippear^ a qh«Ti^ f$ snwtef
ed from the gallery and another epf-
iode of the great tragedian went from
the sublime to the ridiculous.
_ Rubbing I
the system l
way of 1
, ««~"s •"icoiiuc-t.wKKiiig-waste, |
Know the boon of regular Dowels. J
"He has been married twice.'
The production ^lD'',ftCf
United States has Increased
than 25 fold since 1880.
If HUNT'S 8ALVB fail* In the
Itching skin diseases. Price I
« at dnigglatfl, or direct from
M)cImCa..SmnM.TH. Um mm
wilt be relieved promptly by Piao'a. Stops
throat tickle; relieve* irritation. The 'remedy
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