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WEDNESDAY, APHIL17,1918. ·fHB DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVTLLJE. PA. PAGE SEVEN. protest at the useless expenditure of Neither the man nor the boy ever O'Reilly desired ttbove all things to be alone at this moment, ana so he was annoyed to discover tbat another person was before him--a woman, evidently some miserable pnclflco like himself, i She- too, appeared to be looking for , roots, and he almost stumbled over ber ' u be brushed through the guava bashes fringing the depression. His sudden appearance alarmed the creature and she straggled, panic- stricken, out of his path. Her rags could not conceal the fact'that she was deformed, that her back was crooked, so he muttered a reassuring word to her. This place was more as he bad left It--there was the stone bench wh«re he had said good-by to Rosa; yonder was the well-"Senor!" Johnnie heard himself addressed by the hunchbacked woman. Her voic'e -was tbln, tremulous, eager, but his thoughts were busy aad he paid no heed. "Senor! Do rou look wholly lost the nightmare memoir ot effort, Je set ont to climb the hill. Of lor something--sorae on the next few'days, for their search course the boy would not let him go - ·· took theip Into every part of the recon- centrado districts. What they beheld ·ged them. Day after day,-from dawn till dark, they wandered, peering Into alone. Lirile was said during the ascent The La 'Cumbre ro»fl seemed very long and very ste*p. How,_dlf£_erent the last hats, starinit'into faces, asldng'qnes-1 time O'liellly had swung up it! The tions until they were faint from futigne i climb had never before .tired him as It and sic!; from disappointment ! did now, and be reasonedjist hunger As time ivused find they failed to ' must have weakened him even more find Rosa Varona a terrible apprehes- i than, he realized. Jacket felt the cxcr- slon began to weigh O'Reilly down; his · Hon. too; he was short of breath and face crew o'd and drawn, his shoulders- j he rested frequently.. O'BeUly saw that Ragged, his limbs began to drag. It the boy's bare, brown legs had'grown was EH that Jacket could do to keep i b° n ' since he had last noticed, them, him going. The boy. now that there "nd he-fe!t a sudden pang at having ·was actual need of him, proved a per-} bronght the little fellow into such » feet Jewel, his optimism never failed, - pttght as this. his faith nover faltered, and OTteilly ' "Well, Sombre," he said wh«n they began to fe*I n dnmb gratitude at hav- paused to rest, 'Tm-afrald we came Ing the youngster by his side. ' too late. I'm afraid we're licked." Jacket, too, became thin and gray ! Jacket nodded listlessly: his opti- ftbont the lips. Bnt he complained not ' mism, too, was gone. "They must all at all and be laughed a great deal. To j be dead or we would have found them him the marrow was always another I before this," said he. When O'Bdlly day of bril'lant promise toward which I maJe no answer he continued, "It Is he looked with never-falttng eagerness; time we thought of getting away from and not for a sigle moment did he question tho ultimate' success 01! their endeavor. Snch'an example did much here, eh?" . Johnnie wss sitting with his face In "N-no, Ye»--" he answered, abstractedly. 'Tes, I am looking for something--some one." "Something you have lost?" "Something T have lost 1" The question came to him faintly, but i£ was sol in tune with his unhappy mood that it affected him strangely. He found that i bis eyes were blurring and that a n j aching lump^had risen Into his throat.' This was the breaking point. j O"BeiiIy's bearing, too, was.going! wrong, for he imagined that some one j whispered his name. God! This place | was not dead--It was alive--terribly [ alive with memories, voices, a pres-' ence unseen yet real. He laid hold of the nearest bosh to steady himself, h e , closed his eyes, only to hear his name! spoken louder. "O'Rail-ye!" Johnnie brushed the tears from his lashes. He turned, he listened, but there was no one to be seen, no one, that is, except the dusky cripple, who had straightened^ herself and was facing him, poised uncertainly. He looked, at her a second time, then the world i his hands. Without lifting his head he j began to spin dizzily and he groped his for tin? o'der man. Together they , inquired: "How are we going to get, wny toward her. He peered again. prncticed .the strictest, harshest econ-1 away? It is easy enough to get Into Mutanzas, but--" He shrugged hopelessly. omy. living on a few cents a day. while th i v y methodically searched the city from limit to limit. . ' At first O'Reilly concerned himself more than a little with the problem of escape, but as time wore on he thought le°-s and less about that Nor j spirit to try." did he have occasion to waste further silence, and concern regarding his disguise. That It was perfect he proved when several of his former acquaintances passed him by and when, upon one occasion.. he came fuce to face with old Don Ma- j rlo de -'astano, Don, Mario had changed; he was older, his Cesh had ·oftened. and it hung loosely upon his form. He appeared worried, harassed, and O"ReiHy recalled rumors that the ·war had ruined him. The man's air of dejection seemed to bear out the ·tory. They hnd been enemies, nevertheless O'Reilly ft'lt a sudden impulse to make himself known to the Spaniard and to ( appeal directly for news of Rosa's fate. ; Bat Don Mario, he remembered In time. 1 had a reputation for vindictiveness, so ' Jie smothered the desire. One other 'encounter O'Reilly bad reason to re- aaember. It so clianced that one day he and Jacket found themselves in the miserable rabble which 'assembled at the railroad station to Implore alias from the incoming passengers of the Habana ' train. Pew people were traveling these ' r, *«ys, »nl they were, for the most part, j // Spanish officers to whom the sight of [ l/{ ·tarring country people was no not- ' ·Ity. Xow and then, however, there did arrive visitors from whom the spectacle of so much wretchedness wrung a contribution, hence there was always an expe, tant throng at the depot. On this occasion O'Reilly was surprised to hear the piteous whines for charity in the came of God turn suddenly Into a subdued but vicious mutter of rase. Hisses were intermingled with vituperations, then the crowd fell ·trangely silent, parting to allow the passage of a great, thick-set man in the uniform of a colonel of volunteers. The fellow w:is unusually swarthy and he wore a bl'tck scorvl ui-on his face, while a long puckering scar the lull length of one chci-fc Ii£tel' his mouth into a crooked sneer and left exposed a glimpse of wnlOsh teeth. O'Reilly was at a loss to fathom Hats BucUlen alteration of attitude, the whistle of indrawn breaths and the whispered i*u"*es. until he heard some one mutter the name, he starts"! anil stiffi'ne I In his tracks. He fixed a fascinr.t^d "tare upon the fellow. Colone.: Cobo seeded no little pleased by the reception he created. With his ehe-t arched and his black eyes g'.e'imln? malevolently he swa?- yered through, the press, clicking his hef's ncUilf upon the stone flags. When he had gone Jacket voiced a vicious oath. "So th".t is the butcher of babies!" esctuinie't the boy. "Well, now, I shf.:ic! i" joy cnttin? his heart out." O'Ee'-'Ts emotions ·nere not entire- iy nnilke thoie ol his sn^i companion. H?s Kps became dry rnd white ns he tried :o -.peak. closer, for everything before his eyes was swimming. The woman was thin--Uttle more Jacket brightened at the thought of than a skeleton--and so frail that the! es-ape.' "Ho I I'll bet we can find a hole somewhere," said he. "We're not like these others. They haven't the There was a moment of then: "Cnramba! You remember those jutins we ate? They were strong, but I would enjov the A Woman, Evidently Some Miserable Pacifico Like Himte'f- smell of one now. Eh? Another week wind appeared to sway her, but her face, uplifted to the sun, was glorified. O'Kellly stood rooted, staring at her | until she opened her eyes, then he! voiced a great cry: ' "Rosa!" What more he said ho never knew. . . . j He took the misshapen fignre Into ( his arms, he rained kisses upon t h e pinched, discolored face. Bnt Rosa j did not respond; her puny strength J had flown and she lay inert In his em- [ brace, scarcely breathing. | Dared, doubting, astounded. It "was j some time before Johnnie could convince himself of the reality of this moment, and even then words did not come to him, for his mind was in tur- \ moll. Joy, thanksgiving, compassion-- t a thousand emotions--mingled In a sort of delirium, too wild for coherent' thotjght or speech. Fear finally bronght him to his | senses, for he became awji-e that Rosa ' had collapsed and that his endearments ! left her tmthriHeo. Quickly he bore her to the bench and laid her upon it..' After a time she smiled up Into his eyes and her words were scarcely more than a murmur: "God heard my prayers and sent yon j to me." | "Rosa! You are ill, you are weak--* t Her eyelids fluttered. "I am dying, j OTlnll-ye. I only waited to see you." i "No, no 1" In agony he gathered her ] once more into his arms. j ."Oh, yes!" Her bloodless fingers J touched bis face again, then his tbln, I worn rags. "You, too, have suffered, i How came you to be so poor and hun- ! gry, O'Ball-ye?" ' "I'm not poor, Tm rich. See 1" He jingled the coins In his pocket. "That's money; money for you, sweetheart. It will bny you food and medicine. It will make you strong again. Rosa, dear, I hare looked for yon so long, so long--" ot this and we shall be living on g»rb-1 His voice broke wretchedly and he a'ee like the rest of 'these poor peo- bowed his head. "I--I was afraid--" pie." j 'T waited as long as I had strength Leaving Jacket to take his time, i to wait," she told him. "It Is too bad Johnnie completed the climb alone, I yon came so lute." meditating upon the boy's words. "The ' Once again she lapsed Into the leth- splrtt to try!" "Where had his spirit argy of utter weakness, whereupon be (.one, he wondered. Perhaps it had fell to stroking her hands, calling upon leen crashed beneath the weight o f , her to come baci to him. He was be- inlsery he had beheld; surely he had j side himself now; a terrible feeling of teen enough. Hourly contact with sick-1 Impotence and despair overcame him. Then Indeed [ i.ess and misfortune on such a gigantic Hearing someone speak, he raised scale was enough to chill anyone's his eyes and discovered at his side that 1'cpes, and although his sensibilities had been dolled, his apprehensions had been quickened hour by hour. Now that he looked the matter squarely in the face, It seemed absurd to believe that a tender girt like Rosa Varona could long have withstood the l-ardslnps of this hideous place; strong- rr people than she had succumbed, by the hundreds. Even now the hospitals were full, the Kick lay untended In their hovels. No one, so far as O'Reilly linew, had undertaken to estimate how fast they were dying or the miraber of !ead which had already ridden ont of Matanzas in those rumbling wagons, but there were many. TVTrat chance figure of want which he bad seen digging on the slope below. If was Bvan- gelina. , The negress was little more than skin and bones, her eyes were bleared and yellow and sunken, her face had grown apelike, but he recognized her and she him. "You ure the American," she declared. "ToM are Rosa's man." "Yes. Bot what Is wrong with her? I-ook I She is 111--" "She is often like that. It Is the hunger. We have nothing to eat, se- nof. I, too, am III--dying ;^ind Asen- slfr-- Oh, you don't know how they have made us suiter." "We must get Rosa home. Where di you live?" Bvangellna turned her death's head toward the city. "Down yonder. But what's the use? There Is no food in our house and Rosa Is afraid of those "Whn; n. brute! That face-- Cgh 1".j Mrfls there that Rosa-had not been He found himself shaking 'weakly, among the latter? and discovered that a new and wholly As he b.\isted the summit of La unaccountable feelins of discourage- Cumbre, O'lA-'IUr beheld at some dis- meat ho-1 icttlert upon him. He tried ' tance a bent fignre of want. It was a manfully to shake it off, but somehow ' uegro woman, grubbing in the earth wagtms. You know--the ones with the failed, for the sight of Rosa's arcu- with a sharpened stick. After a SUE: corpses. She bade me bring her here enemy and the nan's overbearing per- | plcions scrutiny of him she resumed to die." sonalUy had aft'ected him queerly. j her digging. Cobo's air of confidence and authority ! Kothrtg but ji heap of stones and seenie-J to emphasize O'Reilly's impo- · plaster remained of the Tarona home. The grounds, once beautiful evqn when neglected as In Donna Isabel's time, were novr a scene of total desolation. A tence and brief: it forcibly home to him. T i think of his lustful persecution of Rosa Varona, moreover, terrified h'm. The next dny he resumed his \ few orange trees, to be sure, remained tut-to hut search, but with a listless- standing, and although they were cool ness that came from a firm conviction J°d green to look at, they carried no that oace again he was too late. j fruit and the odor of their blooms was That .ifternooc found the tuo friends j a trial and a mockery to the hungry among The miserable hovels which fa- visitor. The evidences of Cueto's van- circled the foot oj La Cambre, about · dallsm aitected O'Reilly deeply; they tie only iunrter they had not explored, brought hia memories more palnfnl Below lay Saa Severlno, the execution , than.he had anticipated. .Although the place ;-:ibove wns the site of the old j place was well-nigh unrecognizable, Varonn home. More than once on his nevertheless It cried aloud of Kosa, way about; the city O'Reilly, had lifted and the unhappy lover could barely ,hls eyes lo the direction of the Utter, control the emotions It awakened. It feeling a grent hunger to revisit the i was Indeed a morbid Impulse which *cene 01' his last farewell to Kosa, but j tad brought him thither, but now that tlirough fear of the melancholy effect I ae w's here he could not leave. Unit wouM have upon him he had thus { consciously his feel turned toward the far resisted the impulse. Today, how- ancient quarry which had formed the ' sunken garden--his and Boss's tryst- The girl was not wholly unconscious it seemed, for she stirred and murmured faintly: "Those wagons! Don't Jet them put me in there with the other dead. They pile the holies high--" A wenk shi'"'!er fo"vi'l---i 'n-TO BE CONTINUED. evw, he could no longer fight the mor- hld desire «ad nt, In spite of ^Jacket's GllEAT OAEfS 15 SAYINGS. People hare Doubled Their Savingj Dnrinif fhe I'ear. It has been estimated that the "people of this Country have more than doubled their Savings during the post year. 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