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THE DAILY FREE PRESS News "''•' Mrs: W. A.'Furr has"re-turned frorii Onton set* > at S'ptnsler's feed aV fine day's'Visit i a "Chicago, store.—Adv. ' - t • a2-6t Brick ice crezun'in al! flavors at A. W; 'Burba'nk was 'in Anna yss- FowlW's. • . ' •' Adv.. tcrday attending a district meeting; ' •• .. . _—7—0 • , , • . of the Odd Fellows fraternity. • 'f rof. '•;£. E. -McLaughlin was here ;'; . .> o : from Anna yesterday. ; .\Msr. L. A. vW-ifigs was tlic guest } ; .'• o . • •• •• 'of relatives in Ann'ii- Wednesday. : .3E. .U. Nausley .and-.R. .E. AtkJas of ; . '' _-b—- -Elkv.ille .were .busk-ess visitors hew. ^ Bulk garden seeds at Sponsler's yesterday^ : y feed store.-—Adv. ' a2-6v Mrs. H.. C. Mirtriaduk- of Chicago , Rev. H. C. Mitchell .was here wa» th* guest of Garbondale friends from M'ai-ioh -yesterday 'en route to .' ' : Sandoval; ' ''-5trs. -P. -E." Hinus returned yes.ter- J, ; ' Sir. and Mrs. Sherman Bowell of day trpm -a short vis-it with friends.(Qe Soto .visited relatives here to-to A*na. \ .. 'day. .. .- . . ... rel iW.'E. .Shaffer is spetidiiit a ,. Fro!; W. T.. Felts was .iu Elloville lasfriigihit, -where h« made the address at Bie closing exercises of the schools ?f«w''>toys with relatives and friends i'in •••Herrin. '.' "Delici-ous cakes' 'and douglirmts | ' Mr. and Mrs. H.' J.' Barkley have : 'can^ : be '-'bought -at the Methodist gone to Memphis, .Term., -for a "bazaar"April 16. ' A7 visit. maple nut and strav?- .'fcerry at Fowler's.' . Ack Mr. and Mrs. Walter Crow, recently married, went'to New Or- 1 leans for a visit..' • " ..:^> ay 6r F. C. kry*er recede,! word ^ ^ -^~ & ^ . ' dau ^^ W^ne^ and burn on jj^'j^ ^ . Mur . physbono ^ ;hiS- farm at Pomona, had- ,be OT «* . ^kris .ywtaHtay-of Mss . Marie jj^. atrby«ei., He- carried no dnsuraMe sri ser. -Mlias Jessje was «n : '-route': to ,tKe. property.^. : ' . j :Gh.ica.go, -.where' she is a-'jrtwieat • '& '',:__>' - . i 0 "" 7 " ... ', '"Northwestern University.' ••-" "-••:: '• '. -Sweet ;peas and nasturtium seed,.. . . , -;.!-.-• .--• - R$T«t' : ii>'tralic only at'Sponsor's feed;/': . . ° ~~ '. . . .' sHre.^-Adv. . a2-6t S?j Jiidge W. ;W; Thineaiv was he»..-b'e- ""."", ' "-L___ _ . .|tw'een trains'' ye&fer'dsiy "ejn...route to - . iG*orge Hewes' of'Salt Lake ,City;'| Sprragfield 'from' Johnston.. City, ' U-taii, attended the funeral of Mrs. • whore' he attended the funeral of'his W... iR' Nauma-mi: -yesterday. .Mrs. brother, Geoongie Duncan, Mr. D.un- 'Hiiwes. ;! yi-ia.s;fpnr.erly Miss -Rose Nui- .' ca ^..' 9 supreme.'co'iiBJ; judge... -. -~nraaa. v ... : f . - • .- '.''.. .r——o- " ' . . ' .'.'.. •-'-', ...\. ,- -.- o . -.-••.. titfle' fibb's, ..gather momeritum, '"'-& '••!••'• -• -V '•• . .andsize, like ' a snow bali, .roUing ; '-^b'^'' '\ ]m ^ nz ',\f ' Hlirst j. 3 :. down : a'-mountain side—See -Taylor ra&a$ her daugrhter, Mrs. J. H. ;Hilmes ii •« N o tb - nt _' Bu V th ;' T ^ t h- Ridfeway. She has just re-turned i »'•»«;<. '-D •^"^i. . ' »••••' - -j. .1, i ,. . -nt t!le Barth Theatre tonight. A8 from A visit -with relatives in Phoe- j • nix,. A-ri2. '---'.... -.;- - o——. . 1 - You must clean "the stomach and Ypu will be sure-. to see some.--, bowels, ' purify"' the blood, each thing yois want at the Methodist Spring-, or 'you leave Winter's germs bazaar April. 16. . A? and impurities in your blood and ':.••• • —: : ^-7^ ' system. (Drive them, away, clean out ••• C. ij. JDowdell, local superintendent.''he- stomach .'and' bowels,—take Hoi- of :th«i iAnti-iSaiooi liea^ne; fras in lister's Rocky Mountain Tea, a Oairo". to&ay a.t-.on<ling federal court.' Spring cfeanser-purifier. 35c.' Tea br The 'bootieggei-s ari-R-3ted in Willis-. Tablets.—Seibert's Drug 'Store;—Adv s*T«ral months agio are on trial here. '•••.• —• : ^——i-" ' • " • ' ; ' - : -' • ° : "•• . Mrs. M-aryt'-Ha'farid- son,- Felix, .Wait for- the Methodist., bazaar of - St - Lo ms We 'here ' yesterday your -pot-.plants, April 16.' to , attend'the'fiirieral' of/the" form-' ; . i . •'.- - - • ^'.er's sister ,Mrs. W. F. Naumann. rMisiP -Margaret BrtJwne rrturned ^fis. Eliaahabh'.WaMcer is ffl at-hez ] l^JJai^fi.;' : 4-» T\^.^-4..:i; -Jit— - s~i- home, corner/ of.-.'VVest. Walnut street a.;id.>Mrs. iG. ,M. Browne. Miss Ercai-ne . ia ;: »- senaor in -the James Millikin „ .. .-Dceatur, after a . . $>>''"VisSt; with: -her p'amnts, Prof. ^ N 0 ™*' 1 Avenue. .Her, dauffhter, .Mrs. Lillian. Erle^vine, of . Okl'ahotna ;-City, •'Dkla.,' has been, visiting- her '•mother and sister, Miiss lEattac ei-, Tor several 'weeks.. . .When you are overworked, feeJ listless or languid, .or ...when....yon 'can't'.sleep or eat, .better.take Hot lister's Rocky Mountain Tea, livens you up, purifies the" blood, soothes and regulates the stomach, makes yo.u "eat and sleep.- A reil -Sprinj' Medicine -3Sc. : Tea 'or- Tablets—S*ir 1 liert's. Drnf Store.-^Advi :"•• : ' "•"•'' r; ;>ttci "Mrs: Geo. Sarris and EOD il'. itave neturaied 'frorh a visit . relatives in/ La'Salle. They .were accompanied -home ;by "Mrs. Srar.'is' m'othei;,- Sirs. W. -E. .Bate, of th-is uiy, : *lK> • ' spent '. .the winter 'at (L aSa 1! K. :Mra. • iHarris- ni«ce, .-Miss Helen Pol- Ktt,- also accompanied irrer 'horne for a itiwo •weeks'- .visat : SPECIAL SALE OF GRANITE OP TIN WARES -• ••-- - . THIS WEEK . Dinner Buckets, Coffee Pots, Sauae Pans, Wash Basins, Pudding Pans, Buckets, Milk Ket: ties, Ete, ; • • " . ' . 25c 3 SPECIAL SATURDAY ONLY FOR 50c Firip White Granulated SUGAR With. -50e worth, or more, of other goods. •* / •--, • Herrin Supply Co. VARIETY STORE Phone 332Y i Carbondale CHAPTER I. The Lust Round. .An oily sea! Stillness—absolute stillness, save for the groan and creak of the yards and booms, as the bark rolled lifelessly on the long, shimmering swells. Not a breath of ah-; only a slitting heat that beat upon the decks until the pitch in the seams bubbled.: Only a waste of water that reflected the merciless tropic glare of the sun and hurt the eyes cruelly. Under an awning in the stern a man In cotton shirt and trousers, who was huddled In a chulr by the cabin sk'y- 'light,' lifted ..his head, and mumbled .through cracked' lips. • "Twenty grains of calomel, twenty- four quiriinie—magnesia, peppermint- water gone." His hands fumbled with the drugs frotn the ship's medicine chest thai strewed the skylight, and guessing at ' the- quantities, carried portions to his mouth. 'He swallowed' with difficulty. and relapsed into a huddled position. ''After a little he - raised his head once inore, and began to count upon his fingers. . One, two, three, four, five — five or eight days, or ton, or a month that the calm.had lasted? He did'not.know. ' He had lost all track "of time. .'But. it worried him, and to his sick brain assumed very vital proportions. The ship's log -would tell him. He reached for it and began to scan the entries. It was strange that try- Ing to read brought red flashes and pain to his eyes. The words came only to him in snatches. : ' '• "October 10; Still becalmed. Intense' heat . Native boatswain .took sick this morning. • "October—. .Burled boatswain last night. Four .more of crew down. We've .got yellow fever aboard. God help us if we don't get a breeze 1" 'His eyes went on down the page in » haphazard, Irresponsible war, skipping*'entries here ancl- there unconsciously. :'" " "Still. becalmed. God have mercy on us! NntfTe crew all down. Chinaman named Won'Su, after ranking a nifljcderous attack in his delirium on Wallen,' the first mate, jumped overboard." Tes, he remembered ftat. ITe was Wallen—Stacey Wallen—the firet mate of the bark Upolo. It had been a horrible sight. The p<}pr devil had rushed fit him screaming and—he shuddered a..little —lie did not want to.think of that. What was this entry here? "The heat is horrible. Survivors too weak to bury the dead. Captain JilitcheH died at 2:10 a. m." '•That was the last.-entry. There wasn't any'date on it. He coulcin't remember whether it had. been yesterday or the day before. Well, whut did It matter; and, anyway, It was time to make rounds. Bounds! What rounds were there to make? Everybody -was dead. Johnson, the second mate, had died that morning, though he hadn't.made the entry of Johnson's death in the log; what was There wasn't any more use Everybody was dead es- Making Rounds Was Over Now. cept himself—the other two white men and the crew, who were all natives. And now he was down, too; he was only waiting for the fever to run its course. That would take maybe a few hours more. . . • A voice within him seemed to keep whispering: "Rounds! -You've got to make rounds, make rounds." For two days or nights, or whenever It was since Johnson had first taken sick, he tad made rounds -unceasingly with' the medicines; that was why the .medicines were oil the skylight, so that he wouldn't have to go below. But making.rounds was 'over now; there was no one to,make'rounds for —there was •• only himself. MRounds! Make rounds; it's time to make rounds'.". the voice Insisted 1 . .He roused himself. .Yes, that was so. Last time he had gone-along the deck Ting Wan was still alive. .The man would be dead now. probably, and the medicines weren't any good, anyway ; t it- was air, God's air, that was wante'd... "Rounds 1 Make rounds!" • He staggered up from his chair, collected some drugs and, reeling to the ship's side where the rail would help support him, made his way painfully forward to where another awning was stretched over the fore-deck. ..He kept his eyes In front of him; there were shapes about the deck covered with anything that had first come to handT— shapes that should" not have been there only at the last Johnson and he had been too weak to do anything) .but throw coverings over them. He didn't want to look at the shapes. ' . ••. -. -There was one form, only one, that was uncovered, and he. knelt beside it. Ting. Wah was still alive "Medicine," said Wallen hoarsely. The Chinaman pushed it away. \\ .:.' "No can take," he answered -weakly. "Me finish." "Wallen steadied himself with' an effort, and looked at the other closely. It was near the end; but still, as under certain conditions it sometimes did, the disease had left the man's intelligence unimpaired. "Look here, old chap," said Wallen cheerfully, through his . own cracked lips. "You never know. Buck up. Take the medicine." He stooped to lift the other's head gently, and nearly fell himself in doing it. '- , A sudden gleam of gratitude came' Into the..Chinaman's eyes. "Yon glood man," he -whispered. "You all same glood man. But no can take—all 'sam'e finish now." He pushed the medicine away again; and then plucked at Wallen's sleeve, evidently trying to> get the mate's head down closer to his lips.. The man was going fast. Wallen tried to force a kindly smile. •• "What ,1s it?" he asked. ' "Listen;!" said Ting Wah. "Mebbe you die too. Mebbe no. All same me tell—you ,;glood man—last night bling medicine all night you.glood man—me —me 'tell—" . - - . . His voice trailed off weakly. "Yes?" .prompted Wallen kindly. ,, The man tried to speak, tried again, but without avail. Wallenls own head was reeling, premonitory of coming nausea. ' • ;, ' "It's all right, Ting Wah, it's all right," he said soothingly. "Better not try to talk." But now Ting Wah, with a desperate effort, raised himself to his elbow."Yes, me talk!" he gasped out. "But must talk quick. Me here, Won . Su 1 here, four .more all same Chinamen- come on bloard and make crew on ship here for all snme kriifee you." There was contortion in the man's face, a .pitiful struggle to fight back the weakness and exhaustion that wis upon. him. Wallen stared at him In a dazed way. • . ' "Kill rate, Ting Wah!"-he cried out. "\Vhat for? You—you don't know what you're saying, do you? You don't mean that!" The Chinaman's elbow was slipping gradually away from beneath him,,, his ' eyes . were closed. The • medicine spilled from 'Wallen's hani:ls onto the .deck, and he caught at the other, propping him up. "Ting Wah! Ting Wah!" he cried again, shaking the man to rouse him/ "What do you mean? . Ting Wah, don't you hear me! What did you mean to kill me for?" ... " There was no answer. The man was—no, .not yet! ^ Ting Wah's lips were moving'. Wallen bent his head still closer to catch the words. "Dlink-House Sara—Singapore — him know." , • ' , That was nil. It was over now;, Wallen straightened up unsteadily,and lurched to the rail where he could cling on .to something. Six Cliinameu na<J shipped as part of the crew so vhat they could'kill him. Why? He laughed in a sick fashion. What did.-it matter? They were- all- dead, those six—and every one else— and in a few hours he would be dead too. He inughed again, a little.hys- terically. This Drink-House Sam of. Singapore, whoever he was, ought to .be satisfied with that!He clawed Ms way back to the aft- erdecK, aiid dropped .into his chair again. His brain • suenied to go uumb for a time, to be indifferent to everything—and then suddenly to become strangely active. Six Chinamen had shipped as members of. the crew so that they could kill him. It wasn't a pT«;asant thotight,: eTen If the .whole six 'were dead 'now, and that he:hiin- self would be deait, top," before long. : Oh; ,,yes, ; ; he belleve ; d ; It: no.w, right enbu^iirr-why : shouldn't.. lie? What abotEt that murderous,aitacir Won Sii had .made uponflilm, nnd that he-had thought was delirium!' But that wasn't all, he ha'cl. renscin beside that to believe "Ting Wah'* story;. reasbii enough, God knew! now ,th'alj he caine to. think, of. the : 'things that were crowd- Ing intb his iaihd. / ,' • . : . - Out of the shlnimei^ng heat waves that rose along the deck and seemed to hpvar so weirdly over those .co.v- ered shapes that ought not to nave •been there, another scene gradually took form, at first indistinctly,- vaguely, then in sharp outline, Btarfllng, distinct. ' '.. ''. ' • ,. - ' 'It was a stone house, a gray stonS house, all by .itself, without neighbors, Isolated, a silent place. Yes, he remembered,it! Jt seemed -to : bring a chill 'upon him nbw^—the cold, dreary, lifeless hail done its best • to crush even-a laugh out of his boyhood with its eternal, silent • brooding mystery. That was why he :had run away ten years ago, when. h« waarlourteen. All his earlier, recollections were of that place. - . ...... •' Hi» mother wasn't there, fee.' had never seen his.mother. There were Just his father, and that 'tall, swarthy Eastern servant, who .'frightened his boy's -heart—just 'those two and himself. He never saw anypne else. No one ever came to th« house. ,No one was, ever, admitted. Gunga, the servant, fetched,the suspUe* frora tSe ( heaiby village. His, own -education waff superintended bv his'father. But there tad never been any Intimacy .between fcts'father and himself.. ,..,; .;.... ;, Ho had never QUeBtipned. his'father i|Ut,.oncer-after. tha| ':.'.tie ha^,..never dared 'to. do ib./J^e. remembered .the deadly whiteness, that, had' come, ovejr the morose,- ta'citurri'face,'_ the grip of iron upon his shoulder,,the hoarse.pas- sion in his father's voice. "Never, speak to, me, again pt, that," his father. hadJsaid. '"When 'you are older, when .the. time cqines,.,ypu-shall know.'.' i. .'..','..' :', .-.'."* - Wallen ..(rocked, ! unsteadily in, his chair. 5; y^hat. a.;frightful stench the ship, possessed— -<>T • was, it only .his imaginatidn.1 What, jyas'.it v he. .had been. thinking of?. Oh, yes, the sis Chinamen, who had come, to kill, .him, ana the gray house *he're there .were so many bars and locks, ajid where every, night ' his 'father .arid ^Gunga turned the keys arid: the chains rattled on the doors as they fastened them. ..''.'. ' ' He'raised his hand and passed it across'hls eyes in a, startled.way. How vividly it came back to him, that night —as though it were just happening now, as though, lie. were" in" the very act of .living'it again! - - •• - ; • •' .A,,crash, in, the dead of night through that silent house, and he had sat,up,.trembling, iri'bed. .Tlien si ory, the report ..of a pistol shot, and the echoes, of.'. the shot rumbled and/reverberated through "the house, s'fi-iking terror!; into his young .heart.' And .he was crawling out of.his.bed,.''.and.\Qjit into'.the hall arid down...the stiiirs-in his nightshirt. ••-."- " / • .And half-way .down, he .stopped in horror. . ..." •'. . . '•' .-.. ; ';'''''.' Below, in the hallwiiy,. stood .the giant forin .of his father, .hbl'dlng^ar candle, and on the .floorJay. stretched a, huddled form, nnd;Qvmga, .vt-Jth a reyblver, was bending .over the Thing that-.did not move".'.Then came : his.fa- ther's ..ypioe,! in' a]'strange,' queer note of ten»e eagerness. •'.'". -;••,.'-.'! ! "topk,-'agaln,,'-,GuhKa. L -Has' he on* finger on the lef'f handr 1 ••'.': . .'.'...' And Gunga. had .shaken : hls head as he had answered. . ; . . " ' .". :' "I. have looked, mhib, and the hand is whole." " " '.. '•'.".. '. . '"-.' Speilboimd .hV had ttood there, .on the stairs, a; lad o*. fourteen, ..and Gimga had - lifted-the Thin'g .in his arms. 1 'and gone away, with it;.and tti« .great figure of his father, dressed in pajamas,, had ttood motionless foi 1 a long ttBM, tk« tarnlBi had 'faced th« stairs .'and ««iBiht. sight, of him—and suddenly, had .sen.t .a Kiid, urinataral laugh rtnfiax throt^h tho house. . .. "Ton there, e*; Staojpy?" -h» had laughed pit, *«. though anraanned, "Well, I'll tell yen something now. Never go to the Bast. Remember.that —never go .to the East." And then he had pulled himself together, : and his face : had «et'sternly as he had pointed up. the stairs. "Go back to-your b«d!" he hafl commanded sharply. "Go back to your bed Instantly!" , - ..... "Yes," »aid Wallen aloud to himself. "That's what he said: 'Never go to the East—never go to the East.'." : . i Continued). VIGTIMS Kidney, liver, bladder and uric acid trouble* arc post dangerous because of their insidious attacks. Heed the, first warning • they give that they need attention by taking COLD MEDAL •SuQSBagl. ^» Thi» world's standard remedy for.the«»: diw>rda», will, often tbeaa dis-: MSM and «r»ogth«n the body agiinif farth«r«tt«ck», Thr»» tint, all drug^Uu. Uek fat DM BOW Cold M«J.I M ntrr U. READ THE ._ , up in cake fo'rminsfiecialbox— WITH FREE PUFF—35f Far-idle by Seibert's Drug Store, Opera HousV Drug Store F. M.Hewitt. Mmtem*4 br T*dn* rtiraiMimlnl-C*., St. Loo*, ft*. A rouge of the finest quality— so refined as to appeal to the most dis^r criminating women. Harmless—yet-positively proof against . detection, even in strong: sunlight, . Will not rub off or streak with perspiration—but is readily removed when de« sired. A trial will make' [ yoUjSn ardent enthusiast. ON SALE AT East Side- of tlie Sqii'are. - Carbon^ale, I1L Georgette Waists, ^all different, gdod quality, big assortment, $7.95j ; . $5.50, $4.50, and $3 J 50 i . r —"V^e • have just received 50 sample waists come in and •see: them. ••:; .? •• •' '•?»•.; ...... Silk : . and Lysle Hosiery at low .prices. "• M'en's : an.d Boys' Summer Caps, 50c up. .-, Children's- Gingham Dresses $3.00, $3.50,- $2.50 $1.90 and $1.50. Ladies' White Waists of good assortment, to sell at $1.50. .-•-••- • Ladies' Bungalow Aprons, assoi'ted colors and styles, big sizes, well made, $2.25. •Men's, Women's'and Children Underwear at low prices. Men's Unionsiiits, $1.25; Ladies Union. ,suitSjS5c; boys unionsuits, 85c. SHOES AND OXFORDS .Just' now we arev. i ciQsing...oiii;a good:,line of Men's Calf Skin Oxfords at pre ^ar pricfcT Ydu may find.your size, if you do, you save several dollars in the price. We have a complete line of'sizes in children's oxfords in black, tan and patent leather in two different' 'shapes. The prices : ruii from $1.85 in small sizes to $3.90 for large sizes. ,• •;-- w We carry.a thousand things that you need every day and the always low, and if you are not satisfied with the quality we will return your money. • . •sty o Mens, Women's, Boys; Misses' Shoes, Oxford* and Pumps. Values lip to $9.00. All st all A widths-T-new and nifty. For iive B, WOLF & CO REMEMBER JUST 5 DAYS FREE FREE FREE APRIL 5th to 30th ' W« Will Give To Every Purchaser o* Cannc—a»*ftic% « r ' ".'.•• • Firestone ONE "GORDON" EASY-ON TIRE COVER i' ' '' - ; . —Ot?— ONE PAI ft STEWART LENSES '• • "... -..-'OR—. .. ^ ONE FtRST AID FIRE EXTINCHJISHBH JIEYERS* GARAGE REPAIRIxq AflD r ACCESSORIES —The Housi of Quality—

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