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THURSDAY, AP1UX, IS, 1'JIB. THE DAILY COURIER, CONNELLSVILLE. PA. PAGE SEVEN. 3 END OlteBty bent lover, and in a strong, determined voice cried: "Ton are not Kotaf to die. I have money for food. Rouie yoorwlf, Bosa, rouse yourself." "ShÂ» prayed for yon every night," thÂ« nefreo Tohmteered. "Snch faith I Such trwtl She never doubted thnt yon woald come and find her. Sorae- ttaiff she died, but that was because of her brother. Esteban, you know, is dwd. Tea, dead, like all the rest" 'Xstebao is not dead." O'Reilly as- Krted. *%e is alive. Ilosa, do yon O'Reilly AÂ«- kÂ«r thÂ«tT Esteban Is olive and well. I left him vflth Gomez in the Orient. I *Â«Te come to take you to him?" '"BitebMi alive? Ha! Ton are fool^V TO-** Brangellnfi wagged her bend wisely. **We know better than that." '1 tell yoa he le i.llve." O'Reilly in- atoted. He heard Jacket calling to him Â·t that moment, so he hallooed to the | " Oh - we wont E 1 * 8 Â°P Bnt " we nave boy, then when the latter had arrived, ' f Â°." he assured her. "If I had money he explained briefly, without allowing i ' t would be a simple proposition to Jacket time in wbh-h to express his ! 1)riDO some ffu^rd to pass us through unaxemeat: i tne lines, but I have spent all that Gen- that improvement was ^visible from hoar to hour j she ralliedTike a wilted flower under a refreshing rain. It was O'Rellly'fi presence as much as the nourishing diet provided by his money which effected thia marvel, although the certainty thnt Esteban -was allvu and safe put added force into her determination to live. Rosa found hope springing up lu her breast and one day she caught herself laughing. The marvel of It was unbelievable. O'Reilly was sitting beside her bed of leaves at the time; Impulsively she pressed his hands to her lips. , "Such happiness as mine belongs In heaven," she managed to tell him, "Sometimes It frightens me. With yoa by my side this prison Is n paradise and I want for nothing. War, suffering, distress -- I can't Imagine they longer exist." "Nevertheless, they do, and Matanzas is anything but a paradise," said he. "We must set about quickly to get out of it" "Esoape, you mean? Bnt that Is Impossible. Asensio .can tell yon all about that The Spaniards used to issue passes for the men to go outside the lines in search of food. It' was Just a trick. They never came bock -all of them were killed. Everyone knows better than to try now." "Nevertheless, ^we can't stay here much longer." In answer to the girl's puzzled inquiry he eiplalnr-J: "My money Is gone -- aD but a few cents, .This Is the last. of onr food and there is no chance of getting more. Jacket has some mysterious source of supply and he manages to bring in something every now and then, but there are Dve of us to feed, and he can't furnish more than enough for himself. No, we must make a move at once, while we have the strength." Rosa b r d not asked the source whence ca,ne the blessed food which was bringing the life blood back Into her body, and although that food was , not much -- a little meal, a plantain, an ! occasion"! scrap of meat or fish -- it bad never occurred to her that the supply miKht be limited. She mÂ«-t the problem bravely, however. "I have been close to death so long that It means little to me," uhe confessed. "I have you, and -- well, with you at my side I can face the worst." SKall we or Dairy [National Crop Improvement Service.] KEEP UP THE MILK SUPPLY eral Eetaneourt gave me." He smoothed back Rosa's dark hair and w Onr search Is over; we hove found t (hem. Bnt they won't believe that i ,, , , , , . . ,,_ ,, _. Ksteban fa olive. Te'l them tbe truth." | 5m Â» ed "-asmiringly at , h ^. " We Â». ni alive. By-Producti Will Save Our Good Com Until Another Crop of Grain and Grass la Grown. Almost without exception the most successful dairymen us? the very highest grade of concentrates obtainable. However, for obvious reaBoos, nearly every university very properly advocates the feeding of homegrown feeds, usually overlooking; tbe fact thnt the fanner who mixes bis own feed iff taxed at lenst ?2 a ton foe his own labor, and also that the ingredients generally recommended are almost impossible to pet at a fair price In small quantities, if at all. There has not been a time In the past ten years when a pound of milk wonld not bay a pound of a well balanced feed. Smaller quantities of groin and concentrates are required when a man has home-grown corn, silage or legume hoy. Almost every farmer can prow these 1'eeds but the sad part of it is that generally when he needs them the most his crop lias failed. The dairyman near the large citlea often has Insufficient land, labor and equipment. Ono Pound Grain Makes 3 to 4 Pounds Milk. Some of the university dairy departments advocate (1) thnt where a man has his own legumes and roughage he can afford to feed cottonseed meal up to 2% pounds dally which would be sufficient for a cow giving 2H to 3 gallons of milk daily: (2) com and cob meal or com chop 300 to 400 pounds, wheat bran or ground oats 100 pounds, cottonseed nieal 100 pounds. Tl.!s grata mixture should be fed to the heavier producing cows In the proportion of one pound of the mlx- tnre to 3 to 3% rounds oÂ£ Jersey or Guernsey milk and to 3% to 4 pounds of Holstem milk. If yoa do not have a legume hay, and can purchase alfalfa at $30 per ton or less or clover at ?25 per con or less, they will prove .a good buy.' The trouble with all of this advice is thnt the farmer is not always able ,to buy these ingredients. TJnder the food administration wheat feedb jwhich havv arbitrarily been placed at tn lower level than other feeds are i 'practically unobtainable because of overbuying and oversuhstltutlon by tlh- consumer and also a large diver- n Qf_thla dairy feed for noiidairy animals, as well as being eaten on bread by the human, population. FÂ«sd Stuffc Scarce. Practically one-'third of tiro cottonseed crop has been diverted to beef, animals'and the'fact that cottonseed 1 meal was fixed on a basis of so much per unit of protein, corresponding to Its fertilizing value instead of nt a higher basis, where It normally would have gone, has caused this valuable dairy feed to be made into fertilizer and very little is now available for feed. The same Is true of linseed meal, peanut products, etc. So far this season the production of linseed moal and oil cake has been abont one-third of our maximum. It is practically out of the market A1-. cohol and brewers' grains, mtilt sprcrats, etc, nre at prohibitive prices "Where neither silage nor leguminous hay of any Â£lnd is available the dairyman can hardly hope to feed his cows at a profit in the winter," says Prof. A. C. Kagsdole, Dairy Extension, University of Missouri, "but he may expect to carry good cows through without loss until he can prepare to get these feeds for another year." Feed By-Producta. There Is.^no argument, however, necessary to show that live stock, eg-, pecially dairy cattle, should be fed upon tho by-prochicts of grain after tbe human food has" been largely utilized. The overwhelming demand for wheat Sour substitutes has put a prtct; upon corn, oats, barley and rye, waYj beyond their former value at any time in history. Therefore, layiuE all theory aside, by-products must savo our cows/ Common sense demonstrates that whenvver feeds and milk are high In price farmers can afford to feed heavier than when, the Hame conditions are low, because he gets three or four 1 pounds of milk for one pound of concentrated feed. So the price of commercial feeds Is but one small factor, and they Save the -most Important item--tbe farmer's labor. | Dairy feeds are all analyzed by. the state agricultural college, and anyj dairyman, cim ha\ e fun informaOon! about every feed for sale lu his state.' There waa never a poorer time to keep the average cow. Mnt production must be maintained, but no one will cure to maintain it as a losing proposition. The cow that pays_Ls_thel cow to "Yes, he Is alive. We found him rotting In a prison and we rescued him," Jacket corroborated. He stared em luualy at the recumbent fiflgure on the bench, then at O'Reilly. He puckered Ms lips and gave vent to'a low whistle of amazement. "So. This is rrar pretty one, eh? I -- She -- Well, I don't think orach nf her. Btrt then, ron are not so hand: ome yourself, are Evangelina seemed to be stupid, a manage somehow ; so don't worry your pretty head, ni find the price, if I have to waylay old Don Mario and rob him. Don't you think I look like a bandit? The very sight of me would terrify that fat rascal." . "To me you are beautiful," breathed the girl. Then she lowered her eyes. "La. la I How I spoil yon ! I have quite forgotten how to be ladylike. Isa- j bel was right when she called mo a bold and forward hussy. Now, then, I please turn your face aside, for I wish iE=SSrS~ Â£= ly's shoulder and warned him earnest ly: Took out for Cobo. You have beard about him, eh 1 Well, he is the cause of all our misery. He hunted us from place to place, end it was for him that I put that hump on her back. Understand me, she Is straight-- straight Â·nd pretty enough for any American. Her skin is like milk, too, and her hair -- she used to pu- flowers in It for you. and then we would play games. Bnt yon never came Ton will make tllowances for her locks, will you not?" "Poor Bosa! You two poor creatures !" O'Kellly choked; he hid his face upon his sweetheart's breast Bosa responded ; her fingers caressed him and sbe sighed contentedly. O'Reilly's ascent of the htn had been slow, but bla descent was Infinitely llower, for Rosa was so feeble that ibe could help herself but little and h* lacked the strength to carry her far at a time. Finally, however, they reached the wretched hovel where Asenato ly, then leaving her there, Johnnie sped on nloue Into the city. He returned soon with several small bundles concealed about his person. and with Evangelist's help he set abont preparing food. Neither Rosa nor the two negroes bad any appetite -- their hunger had long since passed the point at which they Ttere conscious of it -- and O'Ueilly was compelled to force them to eat. When he bad given them all that ho dared be offered wbait food was left to Jacket. The boy moistened his lips and bis lingers twitched, but he shook his head, "Oh, I'm not so hun n T.v." he declared. Indifferently. "I have a friend in the market place; I TV ill go down there and Steal a flsh frora him." O'Reilly patted him on che shoulder. laying: "You are a giiod kid, and yoa understand, don't you? These sick people need more food than we can buy for them, so we will have to draw our belts tight" "Of course. Eating Is n habit, anyhow, and we men kaow how to get along without it. I will manage to find something for you aLd me, for I'm a prodigious thief. I am steal the hair from a man's bead when I try." "With cod ho set off to ilnd his benefactor's supper. CHAPTER XVIII. Tht Haunted Garden. jzenly. See! Now, then, that is much better. I shall hold your band, so. When I kiss it you may look at me again, for a moment." Drawing herself closer to O'Reilly, Rosa began thoughtfully : "Befni c yon came I more than once was on the point of appeal- Ing to some of my former friends, but they are all Spaniards and we are no longer -- simpatico, you understand?" Sosa paused for his answer. "Perfectly; I'm in the same fix. Of all the people I, used to know there Isn't one but would denounce me If I made myself known Now that I've been fighting with the Insurrectos, I daren't even go to th- American consul for help -- If there is au American consul," Rosa nodded, then continued, hesitatingly: "I bad a vivid drrara last night Perhaps It was a portent Who knows? It was about that stepmother of mine. You remember how she met her death? I wrote you -- " "Tes, and Esteban also told me." "It was he who recovered her body from the wen. One day, while we were in hiding, away up yonder in the Yumurl, be showed me an old coin -- " "I know," O'Reilly said quickly. "He tola me the whole story. He thinks that doubloon is a clue to your father's fortune, but -- I can't put much faith in it. In fact I didn't believe until this moment that there was a doubloon at all." "Oh. indeed there was! I saw It." There was a moment of silence during which the lovers were oblivious to all but each other, then Rosa murmured: "How strange! Sometimes your eyes are blue and sometimes gray. Does that mean that youi love, too, can change?" "Certainly not. But come, what about Esteban and that doubloon?" With an effort the girl brought herself back to earth. "Well, it occurred to me. in the light of that dream last night, that Esteban may have been right Of course nobody outside of oar family credits the old story, and yet my father was considered a very rich man at one time. Pancho Oueto believed in the existence of the treasure, and he was In a position to know." "True! Perhaps, after all--" O'Reilly frowned meditatively. Rosa lifted herself upon her elbow, ho eyes sparkling. "Wouldn't it be wonderful if It were true? Just think, O'Reilly, cases of Spanish gold, stiver "I'm Golnu to Have a Look for tho Hidden Treasure." , "Hon't forget those pearls from the Caribbean, as large as plums," Johnny smiled, "I could never quite swallow that. A pearl the size of a currant would buy our freedom right now." After a moment he went on, more scri- """'Â· he made " le r Â°P e Â£nst a n d of T halyard." Laying aside bis task. Jacket arose and made off in tho direction of the water front. He was back within an hour, and under hia shirt he carried n roll of worn but serviceable rope* Without waiting to explain big need for this unosaol article, O'HelUy linked arms with tho boy and set out to climb La Gcnbre. When at last they stood in the onvmed quarry and Johnnie made known fate Intention to explore the old well, Jacket regarded him with uadlflgBised amazement. ' "What do you expect to Cr.d down there?" the latter inquired. "To tell you the truth. I don't really expect to find anything," the man confessed. "Sow that I'm here, I'm beginning to feel ellly; nevertheless, rm going to nave a look for the hidden treasure of the Yaronas." "Hidden treasure!" Prom Jacket's expression It was plain that he feared his friend wis mildly nwd. Even after O'Reilly had told htm something about old Doa Estebon's missing riches, he scouted the story. He peeped inquisitively into the dart opening, of tho well, then he shook his head. "Ca- raroba i What an Idea I Was this old nmn crazy, to throw his money awny?" "He--he hart more than he knew what to do with, and he wished to save it from the Spaniards," O'Reilly explained lamely. "Humph, 1 Nobody ever hod more money than he wanted." The boy's disgust at sacu credulity was plain. "This well looks just like any other, only deeper; you'd better look out that you don't break your neck like that foolish old woman, that Donna "VSTiat's- Her-Name." O'lleiliy did indeed feel that he was making himself ridiculous; neverthe- 1776 We Have Organized a Liberty Bond Club We believe that every man, woman and child in Connellsville should own. a Liberty Bond--not merely one bond but as many bonds as they are able to buy. It is better to invest your money with Uncle Sam NOW, than let Germany take it away from you later. THE LIBERTY BOND CLUB makes the buying of a bond a simple matter for everybody. We buy the bonds for you and you pay for them in easy weekly installments. $ I down and $ 1 for 49 weeks pays for a $50 Bond. $2 down and $2 for 49 weeks pays for a $100 Bond. $5 down and $5 for 49 weeks-pays for a $250 Bond. $ 10 down and $ 10 for 49 weeks pays for a $500 Bond. Under this plan, even if you Haven't saved a cent you can buy a bond. All you need to do is totake a dollar out of your next pay for the first installment and a dollar a .week thereafter until the bond is paid for. PATRIOTISM AND SELF PROTECTION Buying bonds just now is a patriotic duty. It is also a matter of self-protection. Uncle Sam needs our help. It is our battle he is fighting. If we do not furnish the money he cannot win the war. Isn't it better to lend to Uncle Sam, at good interest rates, than pay Germany a huge indemnity? Wouldn't von rather lend Uncle Sam your last dollar than pay the Kaiser one cent? Of course you would, so-Come in today and enter your subscription for Liberty Bonds. First National Bank The Bank That Does Things For You. CONNELLSVILLE, PA. Rosa Varona did not die. On the ' coins in casks, packages of gems. Oh, contrary, under her lover's care she j I've heard Isabel talk about it often mart* so Amazingly twlft a recovery ] enough." ously: "I've a notion to look into tliat old well this very afternoon. I--I dare soy I'm foolish, but--somehow the story doesn't sound so Ircprobal Â«le as It dM. Perhaps it Is worth investigating--" He miide up his mmd swiftly. "I--I'm oft this very Instant." When O'Reilly emerged from the hut he found Jacket industriously at work orer a fÂ»T__aent of grindstone which he had somewhere unearthed. The boy looked up at his friend's approach and held out for Inspection a Ions, thin Die, which he tvas slowly shaping into a knifo-blade. "What do yon think of that?" la queried proudly. "It may come in bandy when we ore ready to clear out of this pesthole." "Where did yon get itr "Oh, I stole It. I steal everything I can lay niy bonds on nowadays. One can never tell when he may have n throat to cut, and a file has good steel in it" "Since you are such an accomplished thief, do you think you could steal something for .me?" O'Beilly Inquired. "A piece of rope?" "Hope?" Jacket was puzzled. "Rope Is only good for banging Spaniards. My friend in the fish market hns n volondra, and--perhaps I can rob him himself down out oÂ£ the sunlight, leaving Jacket-to stand guard over him. Perhaps fifteen minutes later he reappeared, pantinjr from his exertions. He was wet, slimy; his clothes weie streaked and stained with mud Jacket began to laugh bhnlly at his appearance. "Ha! What n hi? lizard Is this I Yonr beniulful garments are spoiled. And the treasure? Where is if." The lad was flehchted. He bent double with mirth; he shipped his bare legs and stamped his feet in glee. O'Reilly grinned good-naturedly, and replaced the planks which had covered the orifice, then bid the rope in some nearby bushes. On their way back he endured his young friend's banter absent-mindedly, but as they neared Asensio's house he startled Jacket by saying, "Can you manage to find n pickax or a crowbar?" Jacket's eyes opened; he stopped In the middle of the dusty road. "What did you see ddwn there, compadr? Tell me." ' "Nothing much. Just enough to make me want to see more. Do you think you can steal some sort of a too! for me?" "I cnn try." * nothing befuro A.*?nf'o or his wire. Rosa met O'Rpilly just Inside the *ior, and at sight of her he uttered an exclamation of surprise, for during Ills absence she had removed the etain from her face and di u canled that disfigurement which Evangelino bad fitted to her back prior to their departure from the Pan de Matamins, She stood before him now, straight and* slim and graceful--the Rosa of his dreams, only very thin, very fragile. Her poor tatters only enhanced ber pretUness, so be thought. "Rosa, dear! Do yon think this Is quite safer 1 he ventured, doubtfully. Evangellna, who was bending over her husband, straightened herself and came forward with a smile upon her black face. "She Is beautiful, eb? Too beautiful to look at? What did I tell your Rosa was In delightful confusion at O'Reilly's evident surprise and admiration. "Then I'm not BO altogether changed?" sbe asked. M Why, yon haven't changed at all, except to grow more beautiful. Evan- gellna Is right; you arc too beautiful I to look at. But wait'" He drew her aside and whispered. 'Tve been down In tbe well." Some tremor in hia voice, some glint in his eyes, caused tbe girl to fieixe him eagerly, fiercely. "I may be wrong," he said hurriedly; "there may be nothing in It--and yet I saw something." "What?" "Wooden beams, timbers of some sort behind the stone curbing." It was plain Rosa did not comprehend, so he hurried on. "At first I noticed nothing wrosonl, except thnt the bottom of the well Is nearly dry--filled up, you know, with debris and stuJI that has fallen in from the curbing above, then I saw that although the well Is dug throngh rock, nevertheless It Is entirely curbed up with stones t laid In mortar. That struck me as | queer." "tesr "I noticed, too, In one place that there was wood behind--as If timbers had been placed there to cover the entrance to a cave. Ton know this Ouban rock Is full of caverns." Rosa clasped ber hands, 6ho began to tremble. "Ton have found it, | i O'Reilly. 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