The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 22, 1918 · Page 7
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Friday, February 22, 1918
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.FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, i9is. THE DAIL.Y COURIER, CONNiiLUJVlJLUi, PA. *dRW^J^^ ~~*Malte--haste," he said, «nd slid to the ground. .He lay without roused'then.-,,Mettllch B»s theflnt'to get to him. Bat It WM t o o \*K..' ' - : ' . ' . ' . '.'.'·· OidiAdeltwrt tad followed the mist to the ;*at«rit concealed. More tban BUt, «hJU» traitor that he wa», lie had toUvwed M» king. ' .CHAPTER XIX In ttw Ro»d of the Good Children. Bieekd crept to a window aad looked orrt. Bonfires were springing up tn tbe open square In front of. the gov- ·ramect braae. Mixed with, the red glare caine leaping jeliow flames. The wooden, benches were .piled' to- arled. "I know where they hide, these spawn at hell. Woo will,follow me? To tie tdrip!" , "To the king I" ·'They-took up the cry, a lew at flrat,. then all of them. More thaa.hls words, the gaunt 'and wounded figure of Haeckel In the cnrt fought for'him.. He-reeled: before fliem. Two-leaped up. 'and steadied Km, finally, indeed, took him on their shoulders, and led ioie way. They made n wedge · of men, uid poshed through the mob. "To the little Unjl" was the cry. they raised, and ran, ft flying wedge of white,, fantastic figures. Those -who. jpere unarmed seized weapons from the. crowd as they passed. Urged by Haeckel, they ran through the streets. Haedtel knew. It was because fie (ether and fired, and by each such bad known'that they had done away pyre stood a gesticulating, shooting red; nith him. His mind, working now with femon. t · l ilmost unnatural activity, flew ahead Gnn? were appearing now.' Wagons) to the house In the Road of the Good loaded with them drove Into the.[children, and to what might be enact- ·quare, to be surroomled by a howl- j ing there. His eyes burned. Now at Ing mob. The percentage of sober'last he would thwart them, unless-citizens was growing--sober citizen* no Just before they turned Into the longer. For the Uttle king had Dot street, a horseman had dashed out been shown to them. Obvioolr h « I of It and flung Urn self «nt of the Bad- ·'.' ,'«emld not be shown- to them.. There- · fore rumor was right, ; «nd tke boy WM - jone. ·' ' " . · , ; 'i Against the palace, therefore, th*ii ·S nge waii rained.. Xbe ihoais for the ·f 'Bttle kin£ turned fo ttireats. The ·;;' iWchblsbop had come oat oa,the bat- .· «ony accompanied by rather Gregory, die. Tie door was bolted, but It opened to his rlnj, and Nitty faced the conderge, Kitty, with a drawn revolver In fits hand, and a face deathly- white.. * He had had no time to fire, no ttmei even to speak. The revolver flew put of his hand at one blow from the flall- The archbishop, had raised his hands,I like arms of the concierge. Behind. but had not obtained silence. Instead, j him somewhere was coming. Nitty to his borror aad dlsnay, a few stones :hBd6cen thrown. . · . Hf retired. breathing laid. Bat .Father Gregory had remained, faetnf, the crowd fearlessly, tils arma nol ·Tailed In benediction, bat folded scroll :kjs i««.' Stones- rattled about aim Ikut he" did not flinch, nod at last b« ...j(*hwd. the ears of the crowd. HU treat TOice, stem and fearless, nek ttcm. "My friend*," be said, "there Is wort 'to b« dooe, and yon lose time. - Tv"« fcuuMt show yon th* king, because tie kl not here. While yon stand tlwr» · Ariekinf. his enemies hiire their win ft him. The little ilng.mis been stolen (Tom the palace." I He might hav«--swayed them, eren He tried to more them to a 'tie city. Bat n pallid ana, ··eating with excitement, climbed on pbe shoulders of two companions, aad to**il the crowd. "f ""Aye, he is stolen," he cried. "But jvho stole him? Not the city. We ore knew, a detachment of cavalry. But h« had outdistanced them, riding frenziedly, had leaped hedges and ditches across tuc^park. Be must hold this man until they came. Struggling In the grasp of the concierge, he yet listened for them. From the first he knew It was. a losing battle. He had lost before. But he fought fiercely, with the strength of a dozen. Els frenzy was equaled by that of the other man, and his weight was less by a half. He went down finally and lay sttU, a battered, twisted figure. But Blacfc Humbert, breathing hard, bad heard sounds tn tho street, and put tip the chain. He stood art bay, a huge, shaken figure at the foot of the stone staircase. He was for flight now. · Bat surely--ontstde at the door some one gave the secret knock of the tribunal, and followed It by the pass- Word. He breathed again. Friends, of course, come for the ammunition. But, to be certain, he went to the window of his bureau, and 'looked out through the bars. Students I "Coming 1" he called. And kicked at Nlkky's Quiet figure as he passed it. . "Has the carriage cornel" lie demanded. . *1 am waiting for a carriage.", They assured' him that a carrlngo was on the -way, and were -very much at a loss. "I would lite to go «uJckiy," he said., "I am afraid--my grandfather--Nlk- kyl" 'For there stood Nikky In the doorway, a staggering, white-lipped Nikby. He was not too weak to pick the child upt however, .and carry him to the bead of the stairs. They had moved the bo(Jy ( of the concierge, by his order. So.he stood there, the boy In his" arms, and the students, only an hour before In revolt against him, cheered mightily. They met the detachment of cavalry at the door, and thus, In state, rode back to the palace where he was to rale, King Otto the Ninth. A very snd llttje king, for NU*y had answered his question honestly. A king who mopped his eyes with a very dirty handkerchief. A weary little king, too, with ·already a touch of indigestion 1 Behind them. In the honse on the Road of the Good Children, Haeckel, In an access of fury, ordered the body of the concierge flung from a window. It lay belowl a twisted and shapeless, thing, beside the pieces of old AdeK bert's broken sword. : CHAPTER XX. The Lincoln Penny. And so, at last. King Otto the Ninth reached his palace, and was hurried up the starts '· to the room where the council waited. Not at all a royal figure, but a tired little boy in grey trousers, a short-block Eton mat, and collar which had once been . Ask th* palace -where b* i- lAsk* those who have allied themselve* ·wiOi Karnia. Ask liettlich." There was more, of coarse. The tries of ''To the palace!" Increased.! Then he unbolted the door, dropped the TboM behind poshed ..forward, shov- j chain, and opened tHe floor,* ones ahead toward the arch- .way, where * line ot ·oMers wttk ftxa4 : · b*7«net- stood waltiac. ! · Tb* archduchess and HQda with a '' bandful of women, had fied to the roof, ·nd from there sat? the advance of the nob. to »o. Hedwtc bad h«o«btlly refined' Standing before him, backed by a great crowd of fantastic figures, was HneckeL They did not kill him at once. At the points of a dozen bayonets, Intended for vastly different wtn*t, they forced him up'the staircase, flight after flight. At first he. cried pitifully that At the hospital, HaeckuJ, the «tn-. he knew nothing pt the royal child, fcnt, stood by bis window, and little then'he tried to barter "what he knew by little the' veil lifted. Bis slow Mood stirred first The beating of drams, the shrieks of the crowd, the fire*, all played . part. Another . patient Joined him, and together they, looked oat "Bad work."' said the other man. for his life. They Jeered at him. pricked him shamefully from behind with daggers. At the top of the last flight he turned and faced them. "Gentlemen, friends!" he implored. "I have done him no harm'. It was never in my mind to So "Aye!" said Baeckel. Then, speak-'jito an Injury. I--" Ing very slowly, aad with difflcnltj, "I, do not understand." j "The king is dead." ; "Aye," observed Haeckel, still uncomprehending. And then, "Bead-- tbe ktngr "Dead. Hear th« bell." ' "Then--" Bat be eomtt not at once formulate the thought In his mind. Speech came hard. He was still in a dond. "They ·ay," (aid the other man, "that the crown prince is mLalng, that be has been stolen. The people are frenzied." He went on. dilating on the rtunqrs. Btni Haeckel labored. The king! The , crown prince I There was something that he was to do. It war Ju«t beyond bin, but he could not remember. Then, by accident, the other man touched the hidden spring of his mem- ·ryl .. ' . ' "There are some who think that Mettlich--" "SletaicUr That was the word. the curtain split, a» it were, the cloud was gone.. Haeckel put a hand, to his head. ' A few'minutes ater, a. strange figure dashed out of the hospital. The night watchman had joined the mob, and was) at that moment selecting a rifle trom a cart. Around the curt were students, still ia their carnlvr.l finery, ·earing the colors of bis own corps. Haeckel, desperate of eye, pallid and. (aunt, dad still in hid hospital shirt and .-.trousers, Haeckel climbed on to. the-.wagon, cad mounted to the seat, 'a strange swaying figure, with" a banti- ·'tge on his head. In spite of that, ' there were some who'knewhim. "Haecfcel I" they cried. The word jprecd. The crowd of students pressed dose. "What would you do I" he cried to them. "Ton know me. Ton see me ao-w. I have been done almost to acati by those you would oiC. Aye, arm yourselves, but not: against your kins-. We have sworn :to stand to- glther, I call .on you, men of my "He is In the room where you kept, me?" asked" Haeckel, In a low voice. . "He Is there, and safe." Then Haeckel tilled him. He struck him with a dagger, and his great body Then Haeckel Killed Kim. . fell on the stairs. He w«« still moving and groaning, as they swarmed over him, Haeckel faced the crowd. "^Chere arc others," he said. "I know them all. When we have finished here, we will' go on." They were fearful of frightening the little king and only two went back, with the key that Haecfcel had taken rolling white, He gave one glance around the room. "My grandfather 1" he said. And fell to crying into his dirty pocket-handkerchief. . The chancellor eyed grimly from under his shaggy brows the disreputable figure of his sovereign. Then he weat toward him, and pet his hand on his! head. "He was very eager for this rest, Otto." he said. Then he knelt and very solemnly and with Infinite tenderness, he kissed the sranll. not ovorclenn. !mnd. One by one the council did the same thing. King Otto straightened his shoulders and put away the handkerchief. It' had occurred to him that he was a man now and most act a man's port : . In the world. "May I see hlmr he asked. "I-didn't see him before." / "Your people are waiting, sire," th«; chancellor said gravely. "To a ruler, his people must come first." And so, in the clear light from tho room behind him. Otto tho Ninth first. stood before his people. They looked, up, and hard eyes grew soft, tense muscles rcluied. They saw the erect-: ness' of the small figure, the steadiness of the Woe eyes that hod fought back their'tears, the honesty and flre and courage of this small boy who' was the king. Let snch of the revolutionists as remained scream before the parliament house. Let the flames burn nnd the drums beat The solid citizens, the grent mass of the people, .looked up at the king and cheered mightly. Revolution hod that night received its death blow at the Sands of a child. The mob prepared to go home to bed. While King Otto stood on the balcony, down below in the crowd on American woman looked up, and suddenly caught her husband by the arm. "Robert," she said, VTlobert, it is Bobby's little friend!" "Nonsense I" he retorted. "It's rather dramatic, isn't it? Nothing like this «t home! See, they've crowned him already." But Bobby's mother looked with the clear eyes of meet women, and all mothers. "They have not crowned him," she said, smiling, with tears in-her eyes. "The absurd little king! .They have forgotten to take oft his paper crown!" The dead king lay in state tn the .royal chapel. Tall candles burned at his head nnd feet, set in long black standards. Hls x uniform lay at his feet, his cap, his sword. The flag of his country was draped across him. He looked very rested. In a small private chapel nearby lay old Adalbert They could not do him. too'much honor. He, too, looked rested,. and he, too, was covered by the flag, and' no oo« 'would' have guessed that a part of him tad died long before, and lay burled on a battlefield. It was, unfortunately, his old uniform that be wore. They bad added his regimental .flag to the national. one, and on It .they had set his shabby cap. He, too, might have been » king. j There were candles at his head and feet, also; but alas, he had now no sword. Thus It happened that old Adelbert the traitor lay.In state Ija the palace, and that monks, in long brown robes, knelt and prayed by him. Perhaps be needed their prayers. But perhaps, la the great accounting, things are balanced up, tho good against the bad. In that case, who knows? The palace mourned and the palace rejoiced, Haeckel had told wiiat he knew and the leaders of the terrorists were in prison. .Some, in high places, would be hanged with a silken cord, RB was their due. And others would be. estbeticaHy disposed of. The way was not yet clear ahead, but the crisis was peased and safely. Early In the evening, soon after he had appeared on the balcony, the court had sworn fealty to Otto the Ninth. I He hud stood on the dais in the throne room, very much washed and brushed by that time, and the ceremony had taken place.. Such a shout from relieved throats as went up, such a clatter as. swords were drawn from scabbards and held upright In the air. "Otto!" they cried. And again, "Otto." To Be Continued. to ,follo«: me. : Tbere are those ! from the body of Black Humbert. They who tonight will murder the Uttle king lid jet King Mob on the throno. And tbsjy be those who have tortored me. Uok at me! This they bare done to OKI." 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Three 'de'er, a doe and two fawns were seen the other day on the t'arm oC Rockwell iiarictta In. Bullskia township. They leaned fences aad wandered »bout in the fields and then struck off again into tbe woods. They were so close to observeres that one was seen to be bleeding at the leg. A tew days ago a large buck was reported along tbe pike east of Snydertown. Sep^ns. continue to come in of the animals being pursued by dogs. VOLUNTEERS ENROLLING TO BUILD AMERICAN SHIPS AND CERTIFICATE EACH ONE RECEIVES CONNELSVILLE MAN HAS MIRACULOUS ESCAPE "I was told by our family physician that I could not live without an operation, as my liver and gall sack where in such a condition. I sot the day to go to the hospital, but then X saw the advertisement of Mayr's Wonderful. Remedy. Since taking it I am fooling like a two-year-old. I am sure I never could have survived an operation." 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