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MONDAY, APRIL 15,191S. THE DAILY COURIER, CONMSLLSVILLE. PA. PAGE SEVEN. Among Betancourt's troops wss a man who had been living In the Mils *t the time Asensio and his family had abandoned their struggle for existence, and to him O'Reilly went. This fellow, it seemed, had remained with his family in the mountains some time after Asenslo's departure. · It was j from him that O'Eeilly heard his first | authentic report of .the atrocities perpetrated byCobo's volunteers. This man bad lost his wife, his little son, and all the scanty belongings he possessed. With slinking hands' np- stretchcd to heaven, the fellow cursed the author of his misfortunes. out him. Jnhnnlo' remained carefully attentive during this adjuration. He felt no desire even to smile, for the boy'6 earnestness was touching and it caused the elder man's throat to tighten uncomfortably. Johnnie hart not realiied before how fond he hud become ot this quaint youngster. And so, when the little fellow paused hopefully, O'Reilly put an arm around him. "I'm sure you are everything you say you are. Jacket, and more, too, but yon can't go!" With that Jacket flung off the embrace and, stalking away, seated him "I live for one thing!" he cried t self. He took a half-smoked cigar shrilly--"to meet that monster, and to butcher him, as he butchers women and children." O'Reilly purposely left his most unpleasant task to th.; last. TVnen'.hls arrancrp.r.-fints bad bpen completed and he had Dcq'inlnted himself as far as from the pocket of his shirt and lit It, scowling the while at his friend. More than once during the evening OTlellly detected his sullen, angry eyes upon him. General Betnncourt and several inem bersi of his staff were up early the fol- possible with the har'ards he was likely ' lowing morning to bid their visitor to encounter, be.tool; Jacket aside and ; good-by. In spite of their efforts to broke the news to him that on the fol- j make the parting cheerful it was plain lowing mornins the? must part. As [ that they hnd but little hope of ever he had expected, t!e boy refused to; again seeing this foolhardy American, listen to him. OT.eilly remained firm Johnnie's spirits were not in the and Jacket began to weep copiously. lrast n jf ccte d by this Ill-concealed pes- Hc worked himself up to a hysterical | S lmls«, f or as he told himself, he had cresnocflo which threatened to arouse, moneir m his pockets and Matanzas the enUre encampnwat. Bat O-Reillj- j -j^s Il0t mnD T. m n e s nwny. But when was unmoved. ' i j, e came to part from Jacket he experi- "Be quiet," he told the boy. "I| cnced a genuine disappointment. Tho .·won't let you go with mu, and thati D O y, strangely enough, was almost In- «nds it. It will be herd enough for one j different to his leaving; he merely ex- roan to slip through; two would ba tended n limp, dirty hand, and replied «ure to fail." | , o O'Reilly's parting words with a "Those Spaniards will skill yon!" j careless "Adlosl" Jacket wailed. : ^ hurt sarprlse the f orme r Inquired, So much the more reason for you 1 .,r on . t we part good friendsr :to stay here." , , Surc ,,, Jflcket : At this the boy uttered .a louder; tr.rncd away. ;ery. He stamped his bare fee; in a ' then ifrenzy of disappointment. "You das- «ent leave rae-^-you dnssent!"' Jacket was a likable youngster; bis devotion was thoroughly unselfish; it ; bad noi: been easy to wound him, "With i "Listen people.rr,- starving in Ma v keenpr a thim he ^^ to ac . {janzas; they are slctai they are dying' knowledge O'Reilly set out upon his r l n t n e streets. .. . , . . i journey, following the guide whom i 1 don t eat raucn." : General Betancoiirt had provided. i When Johnnie shook his head stab- j It was a lovely morning, sufficiently pornly Jacket launched himself into a i warm to promise a hot midday; the jtorrent of .profanity the- violence of; E i r was moist and frenh from a recent 'which dried his tears. His vocabu-: shower. This being the rainy season, llary was surprising. He reviled the j the trails were soft, and where the rich [Spaniards. O'Reilly, himself, everybody; reu Cuban soil was tiiposed the trav- iand everythin^ he leveled anathemas; elers sank into it as Into- wet putty. i«t that woman who had come between' Crossing a rocky ridge, O'Reilly and him nnd his beloved benefactor. Tho: his guide at last emerged upon on i latter listened good-naturedly. ; open slope, knee-high In grass and j "You're a tough kid." he Inujhod, · grown up to bottle palms, those queer, when Jacket's first Dge ha'i worn It- distorted trees whose trunks are stvol- : ·elf out. "I like yon. and I'd take you ( |,. n Into the likeness of earthen water , ' l:irs. Scattered-here and there over j ', the meadows were the dead or fallen · '· trunks of another variety, the cabbage ; i poim, tlie green -heart of which had ;' i iocs formed a staple article of diet for t j the Insurrcctos. Spanish ales had ; ·{been lit wort.-here and- not-a-single j j tree-remained alive. The green floor ; Jof the'volley farther down was dotted j -fwltll tho-other, the roynl kind, thnt j 1 monarch of tropic vegetation which | i lends to the Cuban landscape Its pe- ! cuiiar and distinctive beauty. i "Yonder is the csmlno," said the 'countryman, pointing Into the valley; I "it will lead you to the main road; i ; and there"--he turned to the north- i ward--"is · Matanzas. Go with God, and don't drink the well water, wbich Is polluted from the rains.'' With .a ', -smile and a wave of the hand the man i turned back and plunged into the I Jungle. ' As O'Reilly descended the slope ho j realized keenly that he was alone and j In hostile territory. The hills nnd the ' woods from Pinar del Rio to Oriente were Cuban, or, at most, they were disputed ground. But here In the plains and valleys near the cities Spain was supreme. From this moment on O'Reilly knew he must rely entirely upon himself. 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THJS COLUMBIA GEAFOWOLA Delivered to Your Home on Our Easy Purchase Plan for $3.00 CASH, $1.25 A WEEK. $45 'o Interest to Pay At the Rapport-yeatherman Co. "You're a.ToLjgh Kid!" Ho Laughed. ant. Iflconld. But this Isn't an enterprise The roart. when he cnroe to It, prored for R toy,- and It wor.'t get you any-; to be. a deep gutter winding between -thing to- keep- up- thia_ racketf'. ... . i re cl clay brinks cut by the high -wheels -- Jacket next tried the power- of ar- ' of ctenisy cane carts. Inasmuch as no gnment. ..Hi; attempted to .prove that'crnps whatever had been moved over In n hazardous undertaking of tnls: the rorfa during the past season, It was Narcisi Muttering something In a muffled "Karclso Vlllar" voice, he armed himself with n stout j ..^th m , I shall be Juan TOlnr, "Cc-me here," commanded the Amerf: j ^ b TM^ ^^ "y^vtl T" , . . m ^. ,, , [now, what wns our father's muas. Jacket shook his head. Ho made whcro wag Qur ,, nm] ff , mt n r o ^ a peinM attempt to swallow, and 1(lolng t ther7 ,. when his utterance became more dls- | -_ . .. . , . sort his assistance would be lnvalu-' n o w little more than an oozy, sticky tlnct he Consigned his Idol to n wanner ' · Lmnn " Ule "rcatnlesg Interval na- nit. Xot.a roof, not a chimney was In ! place than Cuba. al!e. He was, so he declared, the one person in all Cnba in every respect s'.sht; tbe valley wan deserted. Here lards, or anythi'nir C!SP. for that mat- voices, ter-- he dismissed thft subject;. of per- cattle. qualified to share O'Reilly's perils. To was a fertile farming country -- nnfl yet bepin with, he was not afraid of Spun- no living thlnff, no sound of bells, no ' no crowing cocks, no lowing It was depressing to .O'Eeilly, Hpnal courage with n contemptuous i anrl more, for there was something .shrug. .As for canning, sagacity, prn- ; menacing and threatening about it all. flence, resource,, all-around worth, he i Toward noon the breeze lessened ·was, without doubt, uaequalefl in«*nj; ' an d It became insufferably- hot. A conatry_,-He was a veritable-Spartan, j bank oil clouds In tho east promised a too, when It.c'ame to hardship--prlva-; cooling shower, so Johnnie sought tho tion and suffering wen- almost to his ; nearest shade to wait for it, and took liking. He was discreet--discretion advantage of the delay to eat his slen- w»s something he hart inherited; he ; tier lunch. He was meditatively munch- was Ji diplomat--diplomacy being one; i ng n sweet potato when a sound at "Fm ft tough kid," he declared. "Don't get gay on me." The two parleyed briefly; then, when satisfied that no violence was Intended him, the boy eat down to listen. But, as before, neither argument nor appeal had the slightest effect upon him. He denied that he had followed his benefactor ; he declarer! that he was a free of It still standlEj;. They were oo the main calznda now, tin* paved road which link;' the two main cities of tlm :.-:ln!!ii, nnd by rho following noon their destination wnrt in sight. O'Reilly felt a uudden wrdtemcnt wiur; Maianzns came 7ew. From this distance tiie city looked qnite ns It did when hc hart left It, except thnt tlic blue harbor -»vas almost empty of jneaas together, talklnff eiirnostly. As i shipping, while the familiar range of the wind came and the cooling rain be- ] nll)s that Wl j Ule Tnmuri--that volloy | gan to rattle on tlie leaves overhead j l b e y took up tlmlr bundles and set !o«t. The big drops drencl^PLi them j quickly. Their thin garments cluriR ;to them and water streamed down their bodies; overheat! the sky was I Tore the shower the two snt with their ! on Its ·way. It is never difficult to enter a trap, nnd Matanzna was precisely that, There were poldiers everywhere, but beyond an indifferent challenge nt the j Bush and pole beans are among the onter blockhouse, n perfunctory qnes- ] c I most valuable and dependable crops of tbe garden. "When in doubt what to i plant--plant beans." Beans thrive best in a rather worm · be i black and renf. by vivid fitrenlcs of flre, agent and at liberty where h willed. If it so chanced that his fancy took him to the city of Statanzas at the. game time O'Reilly happened to be traveling thither, the circumstance Jacket wan himself again; he bent his weight against the tcmpesf: and lengthened his short strides to O'Reilly's. He tried to whistle, but his teeth ._ chartered and tho wind Interfered, so of his most 'unique" accomplishments, j his back"caused"him toTe"a P "to"'his'feet I co'lncideuceT" iThls company we^Tdls- i h c h " mnle1 " 60 "S' Io driTB tho cWn As for this tn!k about hunger, O'Reilly ; i n alarm. He whirled, then uttered ; tasteful to the elder man. O'Reilly was need not concern, himself In the least! an exclamation of amazement. Seated ! free to wait and follow later; It was a on that score, for Jacket was a small i no t fifty feet away was a bare-legged j matter of complete Indifference to enter and-could grow f:it on a diet of j D0 y r similarly dried leaves. Disease? Bah! It nmde \ sweet potato, him laugh. His experience with sick- i brown cheeks ness was wider than mjst flsicos, and he was a better nurse thnn Miss Brans would ever be. Jacket did not wish. 'to appear In the least boastful. On the contrary, he wss- actually too nuxi- ·Bt. as his frlenSs" coiilffl attest, '.'.1'n! engaged In eating It was Jacket. Hlfl were distended, his bright. Inquisitive eyes were filed upon O'Reilly from beneath a defiant scowl. "Jacket!" cried the man. "\Yhat the devil are you doing here?" ' "You goln' to let me com* along?' challenged the intruder. troth compelled'him. to admit that^he "So! You followed me, after I sold jwas just the manl.'for O'ReQly. ~He I didn't want you?" O'Reilly spoke rebound It Impossible to recommend him- proachfuliy; but reproaches had no. ·elf too highly; to. save his soul he effect upon the lad. With a mild ei- coutd thick of niiuallflaHon ih.whlcn | pietlve. Jacket lignUfed hl« contempt for such a weak form of. persuasion.' ,,__ .--, .-- . . - , . - i " See here, now." O'Reilly stepped greatly profit by the-free use of msi closer. "Let's be sensible about tnls." -he" was lacking-and-could* "see no son why his benefactor would, not _.talrata The enterprise was 'lUfficait; it* would certainly toll Witt- But Imcfcet scrambled to hl3.lect. Jrckof He had burtnes. In Mntanzas j i _ « _ r «tchfnl«aye upon out of his bones nnd to hearten his benefactor. Now that he was nt last accepted ns n full partner in this enterprise, it became his duty not only to share its perils, but to lessen Its hard- hla hearer. "Very wen," O'ReJUy told him flnal- !». "I glvo In." Jacket's 1 face- Instantly lit up. Ho radiated good humor; ho hitched his 'body closer. "By 1 I get-my own -way, don't I?' he laughed. "Indeed you do." O r fieIIly .laid ·'. hand fondly upon his' loyal foFlower;- "And I don't mind telling you .that rm more than half.glad of it. I--··£ was. getting lonesome. I didn't kno.iy how,. . . l ^ a ~ mnch I could .miss -ypu.r :Bnt.ncnr we ?aln was cold, the briers beside tho overgrown path were sharp, and they scratched the hoy's bore legs cruelly; his fltomach clamored for a companion to that solitary sweet potato, too, hut in his breast giow#d 'ardor ·oil'pride.-. Jacket considered himself a fortunate person--n very .fortunate person, Indeed. Had he not found a brother, and did not that brother love him? There was no doubt about the latter, for O'lteilly's eyes, ' when he looked down, were friendly and Intimate. Here was a man to die for, r The; downpour tested but. a short. Um«, when the sun came oat and dried of delight so closely linked In his thoughts with Rosa Tnrona--seemed tfl Kinlle at him like an old friend. For the thousandth time lie asked himself if he had come in time to find her. or if fate's maddening delays bad proved his own and the girl's undoing. O'Reilly knew that although Matan- zns was a prison and a pfsthole, a plrl like Rosa would suffer In perils Infinitely worse than Imprisonment or disease. It was a thought he could not bear to dwell upon. Signs of life began to appear now, the travelers passed smnll garden patches and occasional c-altivnted fields; they encountered loaded carts bound into the city, and once they hid themselves while n column of mounted troops went by. O'Reilly stopped to pass the time of day with n wrinkled cortman whose dejected oxen were resting. "Going Into the city, are yon?" the fellow inquired. "Starved ont, 1 suppose. Weil, it's as pleasant-to starve In one place as another." Jacket helped himself to a stalk of tion or two. Narciso and Juan Tlllar i experienced no trouble whatever In ' passing tho lines. Discipline, never : . , strict at best, was extremely lax at j simd / loam ' *? TM*, the brick fortinas olong the roads, and, i most ; ° n f Mnd °, f so »- For f" »"t since thpse two refugees were too poor j f 63 " 1 * 8 tlle so!1 shonld not be *" ** to warrant search, they were waved ! ° °"«gcnous matter, or the plants onward by the sentries. They obeyed : w111 ran ? f ° Ila S e " nd «ems at the silently; In aimless bewilderment they j K jP ense *J^" crop Beans will not shuffled along toward the heart of the j w'tisTM°2 frost, and the first plantings city. Almost before they realized It j they had run the gantlet and had · *olned that army of misery, fifteen j thousand strong. The hand of Spain j had closed over them. ! TO BE CONTIOTED. . n the spring should not be made until about two weeks after the average date of the last killing frost The soil should be in good condition and the rows should be laid out perfectly straight BO as to make cultivation easy. One pint of the seed of most varieties j of snap beans le sufficient for a 100; foot row. When the cultivation la to Wilhelm'a Idea of Golf. j * e do ° e . b f h °f e ' tte rows s »wld be The German emperor's knowledge of ! f * 0m , 3 °, f , tO ,p 5 mches a P art - men golf is by no means 'extensive. His : bRnd TM"TMtlon 's to be employed, the generooity. however, mado him lend , TM W B should be from 18 to 24 toch« a readv ear to tho request of Sir ! " part « requires from 40 to 60 days Prank Lascelles for a grant of land | fTM. Rnal beaDS to De rcad y for nsa for the purpose of a golf course.' ,M wenther condldona are fa-ror- "So you want ground for your golf ' e- club, air Prank?" ha said. "Wo bavon't =n«esslve plantings of string beans got nice grass meadows round Bar- ' slloula be made at Intervals of ten lin like you have In England, but I'll j an! ' f! to two w eeks throughout the Slve you a bit of the Grunewald." ! sr° wln E season. By following this Now, the grunewald its a pine forest ! f c h e m e a constant supply ol tender near tho capital, and a favorite Sunday resort of the, people of Berlin. I beans will be assured.--0. a Depart! meut of Agriculture. rane from Tha load and began to strip [The ambassador-thought It out for a moment, anc^then answered, somewhat doubtfully: "Ah, sire, I am afraid there -would It with his teeth. ."Will the soldiers allow us to enter?" Juhnnie inquired. "Of course. Why not? The old mau |-be too many trees." laughed .mirthlessly; then his voice j "Trees!" exclaimed his majesty; chimged. "Go back," fle said, "go bock ',"A.U the better to keep the Bun off and die Jn tho fields, Matanias Bticks | when you are playing la UIB Bummer." The Kind They Were. "The roan picked up unconscious In the street the other clay was suffering from knockout drops." "Given In tbe public streets" "Yes; two brides £«U on hU hwd from a building."

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