The Foss Enterprise. (Foss, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 42, Ed. 1 Friday, July 28, 1916 Page: 2 of 8
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Th# Mexican* believe Upton hii the
emerald ball. They want It and have
promleed thalr prleoner, Lieutenant
Kynaaton, that If they get th* J***'
ha will ba fread. Thay eend a mee-
senger with tha propoaltlon to tha
Amarlcan mlna houaa.
Mr. Upton did so. Tha man cama
forward unhesitatingly and delivered
"Ask him who ho Is." prompted the
The aoldler came forward, explain
Ing haltingly In Spanlah that ha waa
the bearer of a note. Mr. Wllkea bent
"Give 'em a doae of their own medl
cine!" he aald bltlngly. "Ev'ry min-
ute that you can delay their proceedln'a
la ao much gain. Aak him what ha
coma far, hut don't take hla note—
Mr. Upton did not "see," but he did
is ha waa bid. Preaently the man with
eome difficulty explained that he bad
soma ai bearer c* a note to open nego-
tiation the nature c.: which he did not
jnderatand. Ha held out the note.
Mr. Upton waa about to take it when
a word dropped by Dorothy made
Wllkea Jump aa If a lino of biting
white anta had crawled up hla leg.
"Wouldn't it be fine," aald the girl,
"if wo could only make a couple of
thair officers priaonera and then ox
change them for Mr. Kynaaton I"
Wllkea pattod her ahoulder.
"And they toll me that woman ain't
lit to vote," he aald acathlngly. "Dont
take hla note, Upton I Not on no con-
■ideration. What oxcuae— Oh. I don't
know, Upton. Yea. I do. too.
"Toll 'em that you are a caballero
of blood and that it atanda not with
yer honor to receive meaaagea at the
hand of a common aoldler. He muat
have come on an Important meaaage.
Tell him that you will not receive the
note except at the hand of an officer—
"Yea. I aee. And then what?"
"Why. then he'll go on down the
hill. They'll let him come becauae
they've Juat pasaed him out through
their llnea. An' when he goea down
I'll follow him with Manuel here, an'
when we reach tho line of cottonwooda
we can hide in 'em till daylight. When
they Bend an officer up to Bee you at
daylight we can grab 'em aa they come
"Of courae they'll holler about beln'
under a white Hag. but they won't be
no auch thing, 'cauae they'll drop their
white flag aa soon as they are out of
range comin" back—Bee?"
Taken aback at the refusal to re-
ceive the note, the eoldado stumbled
off down the hill, his lantern bobbing
along among the meaqult-bruBh like a
lightning bug In aummer. No aooner
had hla shadow melted away in the
dusk than Mr. Wllkea and Manuel, the
Mexican "horse-wrangler," left the
houae. They followed the soldlor
stealthily down the Blope to the line of
cottonwoodB, which stood out. a low'
lying blot, againat the duak of the val
"Well wait here. Manuel." aald the
old ex-deputy sheriff tersely. "We'll
wait here till the next outfit Beea fit
to aak Upton to pow wow; it ought to
be Just about daylight. Wake me up
when the light first ahowB."
The hours of the night passed with
leaden feet. The eyes of the watcherB
were strained with looking for the
dawn to break over the eastern rangea.
After putting hla papera in order all
bight long.'Upton found relief—or at
least surcease from worry—by work-
ing over his machine, tinkering here
and there till he had built up a species
of iron-clad automobile that would
have Blckened the aoul of the maker.
He was called from hla work by tha
insistent voice of Dorothy calling him
to breakfaBt. While he was eating, a
sandwich in one hand, his rifle In the
other, a hall from autaide the houae
brought him to hia loophole. Three
men stood within easy rifte range of
the house, a dirty white cloth pro-
claiming them to be messengers from
Hastily he laid hla rifle againat the
houae and motioning the Mexicans to
lay aside their arms, he signaled them
to come forward. Then, with a cau-
tion to Nolan and Lewis to ahoot on
the first sign of treachery, he atrode
forward to meet them.
There waa no diacusalon. The senior
efli< v Colonel Mayes, simply handad
him a bulky envelopa, which Upton
thrust Into hla ahirt, and, saluting
stiffly, faced about and walked quick-
ly down toward the treea In the hol-
low. Upton stood watching them and
the movement among the treea where
Wilkea and Manuel lay concealed.
A ahot from cover—and a very long-
range ahot it waa—warned him that all
deallnga with him were over until he
waa ready to give hla reply to the note.
So. aighing, he turned quickly back
Into the bouBe, opening the note aa he
did 10. The clipping from the news-
paper took flrat attention. Again, and
yet again he Btared at the headline*, aa
if they were unbelievable.
Walking like a man in a trance, he
atrode acroaB the great main room. He
opened the office door and entered—to
face Dorothy, aeated in a chair, a pile
of ore aamplea in her lap aa ahe held
them one by one to her eyea. Galena,
copper aulphatea, gold and atlver—ahe
passed them over with a caaual look.
A piece of brilliant aiurlte caught her
fancy; ahe leaned forward to pick It
Upton grasped her roughly by the
"What are you doing in here?" he
demanded curtly. It waa the flrat
harsh word she had ever received from
"Oh I Let go, father; yon are hurt-
ing me. 1 iaw the door waa open and
I came in—"
"The door la still open. You can go
Teara came to her eyea, for the girl
loved her father very dearly. She gath-
ered up the samplea that ahe had taken
from the aafe and replaced them care-
fully in the loweat compartment Aa
ahe roae to her feet her hand knocked
ahe bad feared—simpiy a snot-aois in
the ahoulder at a apot where a ban-
dage could be readily applied.
HasUly ahe called to Miranda to get
her what little water remained In the
bucket Meanwhile aha tore hastily
aomo strips of linen for the bandages.
The paeteboard box Interfering with
her work, she laid It upon the table.
The old, brown Mexican woman ran
quickly hack to the room and aelxed
the rod of linen from the girl's hands.
"See, now! It Is not so bad. Sol
There Is no bone broken, thanka be to
the salnta! It Is but a clean shot-hole
and will heal In a fortnight The
fainting? Balnts and angelal It la but
the ahock of a wound on a man who
has no food In his belly.
So she gabbled on. oblivious to all
save the man who lay upon the floor.
Dorothy picked up the note and read
It carefully, drawing her breath hard.
So that waa It! Hla Ufa was to be
bartered lor a stone—a green atone—
a mere emvald! In that moment she
knew that his life was more to her
than the wealth of all the Indies—and
that she had found It out too late!
If he were spared—If he could be
spared, she would show him, If need
be she would tell him frankly. 8he
would aak Marian.
She remembered now how Marian
had Jested in the cavalry camp with
her over thia very question—and she
dropped her head upon her arma. A
sharp corner of the pasteboard box
struck her forehead. She gave It an
Impatient puah and It dropped to the
floor, making a sharp, tinkling noise
as it landed. Dorothy glanced down
casually at it, only to rise and etand
aa one petrified, her eyes upon the
open box and its contenta, now come to
For there, In the middle of the of
flee floor, released from its wrappings
there lay at her feet staring at her
with green, unwinking eyea—the Em-
Tarty ot seventy voiunieers sent in o>
Captain Colquex. He sent them In
with a request that we send back the
ropes st once so that he could forward
a fresh detachment—"
"And you call them volunteered
•81. aenorita! They. too. are vol-
-Nemmlnd all that chatter." he said.
"What you want Is that Emerald Bell,
"SI, al! Tor that we will let go
our prlaoner; we will allow you to d*
part In peace—anything, everything!
I speak for the general—I—M
"Shut up!" Interrupted Upton.
The old miner turned to Wllkea.
"I'm going down to their camp my-
self," he said shortly. "You bold these
hostagea for my aafe return. I'll dicker
with this old highbinder personally;
give him the Bell if I have to, but. any-
way, bring Kynaaton back with me,"
"1 really owe It to the boy," he con-
cluded. "What are you ahaklng your
head at. Wllkea?"
" 'Bray a fool In a mortar, yet shall
his folly depart not from him,'" quoted
Mr. Wilkes. "I 'member hearln' that
at 8unday school. If you go down
there an' promise him the Bell for
Kynsston he'll grab you an' shoot yon
If you don't come across with the BelL
"If you take It with you he'll take
It ahoot you, an' then shoot Kynaa-
"No, alreel Th* only thing to do
1b to send this here colonel what has
seen the Bell back to General Obispo
an' tell him that youll swap It for Key
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
For a moment the girl atood, gating
with horrified eyea at the Jewel at her
feet At first she could not believe
that she waa awake; then, leaning
forward, ahe picked It up and placed It
upon the table. The act almple aa it
waa, rouaed her thoroughly. With a
little shiver, she turned to her father,
who had regained consciousness and
was watching her through half-closed
"Well!" he said. "Well! Say It!
I know perfectly well what you are
thinking. Give It a name."
■How came you to take the Bell, fa-
ther? I saw it in his tent when we
sought refuge in his camp. You saw
It there, too. Was it then that you
Her father nodded silently but did
not take hia eyea from her face.
Well Bhe knew where the trouble
lay. Well Bhe knew why he had taken
the stone, for the trouble had lain with
them always, and the shadow of it
had blighted the latter yeara of her
Sane upon every other subject the
wealthy old miner, who had earned a
world-wide reputation aa a connolaaeur
in matters of art, had got along with
it an equally well-earned reputation
aa a kleptomaniac.
For yeara ahe had known of thla
failing of her father. On her very
deathbed Dorothy'a mother had spoken
plainly of it, laying It upon the daugh-
ter to be careful to prevent any auch
thing from occurring again.
Unconaclousneee Mercifully Came.
from the shelf In the safe a little paete-
board box that fell to the floor, and,
striking on a corner, rolled out into
the room, opening aa it did so.
Upton sprang forward to pick it up,
dropping the open note from hia out-
stretched hand. He seised the box,
which he throat roughly into the bo-
som of hlB ahirt, and turned to And
Dorothy facing him. the newspaper
clipping In her hand.
"Oh! Oh!" she cried, and again.
"And they accused him of that! It
cannot—must not—be! I will not have
It! An American paper accuaea him
of that! Ia there no Juatlce In the
wo.-ld? Ia all charity dead? Couldn't
Ibey wait to hear hie aide of it? What
la It father? What Is It?"
There had coma a buret of firing
from outside the bouse. Upton had
staggered back from the table. ■
stream of telltale blood from his shoul
der showing how one at least ot the
hostile bullets was accounted for.
Reeling, he sat down suddenly In a
chair, the supine body, the sick look
upon his face, the sudden white about
the nose and the corners of his mouth
showing that be had succumbed to
the shock of a high-power bullet fired
from long range.
Dorothy sprang to aid him. laid
him down upon the floor with a pile of
papers under his head, and tore fran-
tically at the collar of the brown flan-
nel Bhlrt that aeemed to cut off hla
breathing. Speechleaa, he realated her
every effort to aaslat him. It waa not
'You saw the atone when we were
In hla cam!)." ahe reiterated. "Waa It
till unconsciousness merclfullv came
to shut off the pain that she got a view
of the wound. It waa not aa bad aa
Mrs. Sheldon Spent $1900 for
Treatment Without Bene-
fit Finally Made Well by
Lydia E. Pinkham's Veg-
Englewood, III—"While goin*
through the Change of Life I suffered
vousness, flashes of
heat and I suffered
■o much I did not
know what I waa
doing at times. I
spent $1900 on doc-
tors and not one did
me any good. On*
day a lady called at
my house and said
(she had been as side
I waa atone time.
■ Lydia E. Pink-!
Compound made her weli.soltook it and
now I am just as well as I ever waa. I
cannot understand why women don't
see how much pain ana suffering they
would escape by taking your medicine.
I cannot praise tt enough for it saved
my life and kept ma from the Insana
Hospital."—Mrs. E. Sheldon, 6667 8.
Hals ted St, Englewood, III.
Physldana undoubtedly did their beet'
Mttled with thia case steadily and could
dui oiien we mwi ■cjentifi
TELLS ADVENTURE IN RHYME
English Airman Drope Into Poetry In
Deeerlblng Perlloua Trip Over
Enemy'a LI nee.
In place of the colorleaa account of
an aerial voyage by one of the many
cheery Britiah pilots. the Tlmea of
London publiahea the following with
the suggestion that cultivation of the
muse may he Inspired by one's prox-
imity to higher things.
We quote a apeclmen of the pilot'a
"The day waa fine and the air was
still, and everything went well until
the Archlbalde began to flaah. and
deafen me with noieome crash. I hid
my head. I stopped my ears in vain
attempta to calm my feara; I whistled
every tune 1 knew, and tried to think
It waan't true. Then came a pause—
we'd passed the tone; In fear I fin-
gered every bone.
"Then lo! a amlle o'erapread my
face, for every bone waa In ita place.
So thlnga went on; we ran our course,
and turned for howe xo whit the
worse, until three Huckft en our stern
constrained ua, like the worm, to turn.
Then bullets whined and bullets flew
(as bullets very often do), while pilots
showed their brilliant nerve with hawk-
like awoop and 'orrld awerve."
Pinkham'a Vegetable Comp
If any complication exists it
pays to write the Lydia E. Pink-
bam Medicine Co* Lynn, Mass*i
for special free advice*
"I read today," aald the young man
beaide the girl on the aofa, "that the
chance of two finger prints being alike
Is not one In 64,000,000,000."
"That's awfully disappointing newa.
dear," replied the aweet young thing;
•*1 thought we had everything in com-
For genuine comfort and lasting pleas-
ure aee Red Cross Ball Blue on wash day.
All good grocers. Adv.
Snake bltea cause comparatively
then that you took It?
Again he nodded silently. The girl,
her bright head sunk upon her hands,
stood silent with the Bhame of It
'I needed It—I needed It! And
they would not sell such a curio. That
old priest would as soon have aold his
soul as this miserable Bell. It's a good
thing, my dear, that I did take It
though, for now I have the means with
which to buy Kynaston's freedom.
Who Is that coming up the hill? Ia It
Wllkea come back?"
It was Wilkes come back, and
Manuel along with him. A volley of
curses of more than ordinary fluency
told that they had companions.
Motioning the women back. Upton
flung open the door, admitting the two
men with their prisoners.
"They come all right but we had to
use some coaxln'—hey, bo?" laughed
Wllkea, punching the old colonel of
artillery In the ribe with the long bar-
rel of hla revolver. Colonel Mayes
fairly spat at him; then, seeing the
green Bell upon the table, he started
back In surprise. The next second he
was fairly fawning before the table.
"For this Jewel." he cried, "el gen-
eral will make any concessions—do
anything! It will bring the laat large
sum of money our forcee will require
before our arms establish a govern-
ment of true patriots and we are able
to Issue loans as a recognised nation "
"Oh, get down to cases!" snorted
"This, then. We have the men. but
no arms—no money to get arms.
Men? Pah! We are gathering men
on all aides. Our forces are dally In-
creasing Only laat night we had a
Flour Is Explosive.
During the last ten years, about
twenty explosions have occurred In
cereal, flour and feed mills, with the
loss of two million dollars' worth of
property, as well as the killing or In-
juring of over 200 employees. Inves-
tigations regarding the causes of these
explosions and subsequent fires have
not proved conclusively what are the
difficulties to be avoided. In eight
cases the explosions are believed to
have originated from the sparks pro-
duced In the machines during the
grinding process. Tiny particles of
gravel or metallic substances coming
Into contact with the plates of the
machine may produce enough sparks
to Ignite the dust within the machine.
Another possible cause for cereal
dust explosions suggested Is the use
of naked flamea.—Popular Science
As well be young at 70 aa old
Many elderly people suffer lame,
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An Oklahoma Case
lira D. B. Hayes,
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without finding re-
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Learning Without Teara.
'Learning without tears"—that Is to
eay. without trouble, Industry and the
application of the mind—la no learn-
ing at alL No paina, no gains, says
Learning to spell phonetically would
be a mere mechanical treadmill.
But for the exercise of intelligence
and for drawing out the feeling of Joy
In the beautiful there Is no such In-
strument In the world as the acquisi-
tion of a real literary language.
Language was God's gift to man In
Eden. Ia ita fragrance and exquisite
structure to be now filched from tha
race by a coterie of busybodles and
Meaning the Chorus.
"Why are such strenuous efforts
made to entertain the tired business
"Purely and simply for tha money
there is In It"
"Then, you don't consider It a form
"No, although musical comedy af-
fords a large number of good-looking
young women sn eaay way of making
a living who might otherwise have to
work for the tired business man as
shopgirls and stenographers."
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right the stomach and bowels are right
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pel a lazy liver <
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