Lenox Time Table from Lenox, Iowa on February 20, 1936 · Page 3
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LENOX TIME TABLE. LENOX, IOWA FLAME IN THE _„. HAROLD TITUS SYNOPSIS Kerry Tfoung, a lad of seven, 1 prepared to flee the burning lumbe camp of his benefactor, Jack Snow who took the youngster ts live wit him at the death of Kerry's mother Tod West has Instructed Kerry t come with a file containing the camp' funds should It be endangered Flames attack the office, and Kerry hug(?inB the precious file, and To( race to town. Tod acts queerly. A the bank the file la found empty atn Kerry Is blamed with taking th wrong one. Snow, his headquarter and money gone, Is ruined. CHAPTER II—Continued —2— "I'm hlttln' toi the West," said Tod. "Ofiln 1 clean to the Paclfl Const." Hut from their window tlmt eve nlnj; Kerry saw Tod Ixmrd an east bound train. That night old J:u-k grew worse The doctor cnme nud gnve him some medicine, but he was rest less, and frightened KPIT.V. thp wa> he would sit up in bpd nnd tall wildly, and finally the boy, trying to soothe him, crept close Into the arms nnd that seemed to brlni. peace to the harried spirit. After Jack was quiet, the boj whispered: "It ain't so, whut they're tellln' Jack. I didn't take the wrong one unlpst he told me wrong." "Kh? What's thatv" Jack asked lie said it aguin nnd ndded: "When he told me, IIP put his hnnc right on It; right on thp one on top th' safe 'nd said your money was' In it 'nd to come n-runnln when he yeowled fer me." Old Jack was very silent. "What else'd he do? After that wtint'd he do?" And the hoy related. In detail, whut Tod West had done . . . how he had gone down by the creek and come back through the ntdnrs ns If wondering if anyone hnd seen him. And of how he hadn't tried to save first in line of '"danger. Jack Snow swore a slow and ter rlhle oath. then. "He could 'a'," he muttered. "He could 'a' done that. . . . 'Nd hurled It 'nd dug it up since th' fire 'nd put th' bee on a little feller. . . ." Before morning he was much worse and that day they took Kerry away and hofore the week was out he had no old Jack looking after him, nor would he ever have, again. The I'oor Commissioner was his hoss, now. and was hoarding him out. . •, lie could not hide the Hurt of old Jack's passing, of course. All he c»nl(l,,do was to hide himself in the woods ut the edge of town, In the long grass of meadows where he could lie on his face and cry softly. Hut that ot>>er thing: the hurt which came when boys, with the cruelty of their years, taunted him with having sent Jack bust . . . why then, he found, he could cover the pain with laughter. He found both sanctuary and defense in laughter .... He tried to run away repeatedly, when he was older. Always they brought him back and made him stay and kept him in school when he hated the place anil all the people In It because they never forgot what Tod West had told about him and would not listen when, as a little hoy, he had tried to te!) what he and old Jack had suspected. He did no t persist In trying to broadcast this suspicion. Some <lny, he'd get foot-loose; then they could all go to the devil. Until then he'd hide the things he really felt behind laughter.. "Most of the time." The other paused,, started to speak, hesitated and then asked bluntly: "Why, Young?" Kerry laughed and answered as one will who evades an Issue. "I like to see country. I like to put in this time of the year, at the headwaters of a river I've never been on and follow her through to the mouth. Rivers are wonderful experiences, Mr. Burkhead. You never know, on the new ones, what's around the next bend or at the foot of the next rapid!" • "I understand nll^thnt. Rut Isn't there something else?" the other persisted. "Something else that keeps you forever on the move?" Young's smile faded. "There Is," he said simply. "Once, when I was a kid. I was In one place too long. It's while he'*, a kid that u man's habits are formed," He broke short and the smile swept back Into his face. "No use trying to explain. 1 just want to be gone yonder; that's all!" "Some day you'll light and do a lot for yourself. What river's It ;olng to be tills year?" "Oh, any one of several. I know lots of 'em." He looked at a largo map of the Great Lakes section which hung on the wall, "There's the Zblngwauk, and the Mad Worn- un and the Blueberry." "They're all fine streams." Burkhead rose and walked to the map, putting on bis glasses. "We had an operation on the Blueberry years ago. We could have one on the Mad Woman now, If we wanted It. A chap up there In trouble; bit off more than he can chew, 1 guess. West. Tod West. Know the property?" For an Instant Kerry did not reply. "No," he said. "I've never been on the Mad Woman." He rose, a bit stiffly. "Tod, Wes.t? You're sure?" 1 "Sure. Had considerable correspondence with him; sent a cruiser n there last winter. Ever run icross him?" He looked .around sharply when, instead of answering, his caller laughed, a hard and brief and nlrtliless laugh. 'Once," he said after that. "Yes . Once. . . ." "Girl!" No man ever swung a cudgel In that manner. . . . The man in the bow ducked, threw out a hand, caught the oar as It bashed the gunwale and, with a wrench, tore it free from the girl's grasp. He tossed It overboard. Then slowly, Menacingly, he went forward, raising a foot to step over the thwart before him. He stopped, then, and threw out his arms for balance against the sharp list of the boat The girl had dived I "Oh-ho!" said Young sharply to himself. "Tight fix, eh? ... Drop, Tip!" The dog, at his word, flattened himself in the bottom. No time for the carry, now. The canoe nosed silently Into the flrst suck of swift current, Young's eyes sternly busy with the froth- Ing tumult below. Fast and faster he moved, charging for that narrow channel, straightening his canoe out as he gathered speed, setting It parallel with the rip. He swung sharply to the right to miss one snag and worked back Into the sleek, black slide which' Indicated the safety of depths. He went Into a brawling riffle nest, with foam all about, and an- cling across It, found deep water again. Protruding rocks reared themselves again. He decided In a split second that the way to the left was the better. He lifted his gaze for a flash of n look at the boat below. It was. so far as he could (ell, empty. Whoever the girl was, she had been followed overboard by the man. And mnv again Young was paddling desperately, great arms sweeping with the precision and regularity of some device of stout metal, power driven. Beyond, the current was actually uptilted. hanked, so abrupt was the deflection of those tons of rushing water. He must clear the rock to his left, must turn In time to avoid that ness, and a certain triumph, he marked something else: Tod West's face was stamped with the die of passion; that particular kind of passion which had been repressed too long; which had, perhaps, been soured and twisted and fermented to fury by repression. But that reflection of passion was fading, now; astonishment and bewilderment and chagrin were sweeping up to replace It. And then, In a darkening flood, came deep anger against this Intruder. West raised a hand half-way to his breast, It was his right howl. Kerry should .have noted the gesture, but he did not ... He was too close to the .answer of an old. rankling question, now. , .. No light of recognition was in Tod's face. Too many years had passed. A lad of seven Kerry had I SUNDAY International II SCHOOL -:-LESSON-:- By REV. P. B. FITZWATER, D. D.. Member of Fnonltj, Moody Bible Institute of CblcoRo. © Western Now/it»por Union. Lesson for February 23 PEOPLE BEFORE PROPERTY LESSON TEXT—Luke 8:26-27. 'GOLDEN TEXT—No servant can jerve two masters: -for either he will hate the one, ami love the other; or else h« will hold to one, and lesplso the other. Ye cannot servo 3od anrt mammon.—Luko 16:13. PRIMARY TOPIC—Jesus With His friends In a Storm. Lonely Easter Island: New National Monument of Chile . — .riiuiiue in a otorm. been on that day In old Jack's JUNIOR TOPicv-Jesus with His camp, nnd West In his early twen- Friends j n tt storm. ties. ' INTERMEDIATE AND SENIOR 1OP1C—Sympathy or Selfishness? YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULT "!—Human Welfare Before Kl- Proflt, CHAPTER III l IKY sut in a St. 1'im! otlice, Kerry Young, toll and brown "»d trim in his woodsman's cloth- In l5' At his feet was curled a dies- "I'eiilie retriever, brighter tlmn the prescribed dead grass in color.; al"lost honey-hued, he was. A bit more than a decade had passed since he had finally got- te n free of the town which had warped an(1 mou i ( j e( j his spirit. ^ "Jlils," said the man across the desk, "is the finest report on a timber property 1 have ever read. its great! I'm asking you again: »on't you stick with us, Young? iheres u big opportunity with tills corporation for a man of your yem-s artf ability." Kerry amlled 8 low?y. -lime to move," he aald In his oeen voice. "I've been on this one Job since October. It's July, now. up ana I"— with a nod toward the — "are a - little afraid of taking * lways "wing, aren't You never know what's around :lie next bend or at the foot of the rapid below you when traveling n strange river, he had said. .For a week he had been on the Mad Woman, now. One night he wd camped by a fire tower and alked for Ions with the lonely ookout. Yes, Tod West was a big man in this country. Another time he stopped for nn hour with an Isolated trapper. Vest's Landing was thirty miles >elow. Pretty soon, now, he'd be going through West's upper hold- ngs. A great fellow, Tod, but he'd >eon hard hit lately, folks said. And so on. Occasionally as he paddled easily vlth the current he would wink at Tip, seated by the packs, and hroaty laughter would rumble up rom his chest. "Chance!" he said at one of hese times. "The part chance ilays In a man's life!" And at night, in his camp been th the stars, he would lie awake our after hour, wondering, re- nembering, teasing himself with ie thought that finally, perhaps, he was going to know. Since rounding the bend far above the murmur of racing waters had been In his ears and, approaching the head of the rapid, he went cautiously. At the right was a landing, with signs of many portages on shingle and trees. Young was about to step into the shallows and lead his canoe to shore when a flush from below caught his eye. He lifted the glasses, leveled them and went slowly rigid. Two people on the bank at the foot of tlmt rapid were In flailing combat! He could see a red shirt, Its wearer evidently having Just leaped into a boat beached there. Trying escape, he was, but another gave pursuit. A larger figure this, and as he leaped into the boat he stumbled. Again Kerry had that bright glint of reflected light and saw that it was from an outboard motor, clamped to the stern. . . . And now the larger figure was up and the red-shirted one seized an oar, raised it high and swung it smartly at the other. On that gesture a word oroke from Young's lips. One word: Young rallied himself. More Important things In his own way of reckoning values might be close at hand, but he hnd run thnt rapid to render nld to this girl. Thnt came first nnd so he spoke, but with difficulty kept bitterness from his tone. "You might," he snld pointedly, "help the young lady back into the boat." Still West did not move; nor did he respond. The canoe was within a length of a paddle from the skiff, now, and Kerry could hear the light, quick breathing of the girl. "I said you might,"—voice rising and thickening, — "help the young lady back Into the bont." West turned -nnd looked silently toward shore. Young, .staring up nt him, felt nn Immeasurable lontl Ing for the man arise. . . . Put th . . . blame for old Jack's ruin on bin had he? And, perhaps, profited b the tragedy himself? He lifted one foot, flicked I across the gunwales and with i heave of his agile arms was stand Ing face to face with the olde man, "I take It the young lady doesn'. relish having you here at all. Why don't you get out?" The heavy Jaw trembled ever slightly and a red flood swept Inti the cool and calculating gray eyes "I happened to see from hack yonder. I happened to see your lit tie game of of tag. I'd saj He Paddled Stoutly to Gain Even More Speed. which would then lie close to his right. . . . The chute now sped down midstream and he paddled stoutly to gain even more speed. He felt himself dropping at a break which was all but a cascade, swore once, sharply and stoutly as he was sucked Into a welter of foam. A slimy nose of granite seemed to reach through the lather for him and he threw his weight to the left, righted the frail craft just as \yater boiled over the rail and, canoe sideways, turning still further until hn progressed backward, he shot into the placid pool which marked the foot of the rapid. It was over his shoulder, then, that he saw the two. Their boat was drifting with the current, turgid there for a space. On one side of the sldtT was the girl, supporting herself In the water by hands on the gunwale; on the other was the man, lint less, his face dark under the sun. They had not seen this approach of a third. They were so occupied that all else was excluded from attention. The man braced himself, pulled his weight sharply upward, hooked elbows nver HIP rail and threw up a foot to flounder Inboard. It was here that the girl, letting go her hold with one hand as If for the second time to attempt escape by swimming, saw Kerry. He had a flash of a white face, lovely In contour and feature, but now stamped with heavy fear. For an instant the gaze from his blue eyes locked with the girl's dark ones. Then he smiled, lit 1 smiled and threw back his head and let the smile run Into a laugh, "fiood afternoon!" he said. "Is the water fine?" A bantering greeting, this, and the words came through the last of his laughter. But banter went out of his heart and mirth from his countenance us he looked from the girl to the man, rising to stand sprendlegged in the flat bottomed boat, arms hooked, clothing plastered close to his great chest and strong legs. . . The man — hair touched with gray, now; heavier by many pounds; his face lined and a bit full at the chin—the man was Tod West! For a long moment they stared at one another. West breathed rapidly. And after that flrst shock of recognition, with Us surge of bltter- your welcome aboard here was a any time highly questionable. I'd say that the least you could do would be to got out now. You forced . her to dire once, nnd an other swim shouldn't do you any . . . ." "Let go. you! Young's quick grip on West's arm, brought words heavy wit) rage. "I won't let go until you . ." The man was no weakling. Kerrj felt the tremendous strength in those arm muscles, felt the vas power In the stalwart legs anr broad back as West swept an am out to clip him Into close embrace But he had the advantage of bet ter composure, of better stance and perhaps, of nn older, riper hatred He drove a knee against West's thigh, he half turned, grinding ; hip smartly Into West's groin. He shoved with both hands nnd, giving n strangled roar of anger, the man went backward Into the river. A lovely girl was waiting In the chill waters of the Mad Woman and quickly Kerry stooped, taking hot hands in his. She came up, with n light kick of her small feet, the bunt of n trim, breechclad knee against the boat, and stood close to him, draining water. For the space of n slow breath he clung to her hand and his eyes, smiling now because of the things which churned In him. things that, should he let them, might stir too much rage and n modicum of pain, plunged their look deep Into hers. "There!" he snld and laughed, because there was nothing else to do, with confusion and embarrass ment Hooding such a lovely face us that. She drew her hands down the sleeves of the red shirt, stripping water from the fine flannel. Her eyes went past him to the swimming West, making suddenly and stoutly for shore, and In them showed an anger, surprising in intensity for a face so gently moulded. The man gained the shallows, waded, dripping, to u beached canoe and dragged it afloat with a savage jerk. He stepped in, drove the paddle against bottom stoutly enough to spin the craft about and turned on the girl such a look as Young had never seen on a man's face. "All right," he said chokingly and nodded Just once, sharply. "All right. Nan! For this . , . you'll be a pauper!" With no more, with only a quick, venomous glance at Kerry, he turned down - stream, paddling briskly. The girl's look forbade speech just then. He was at a loss until his gaze, going past her, saw his own canoe, grounded downstream and on the other side. Tip amidships, was sitting up, ears at alert, watching his master, and when the girl sat down on th< thwart with a suddenness which was almost collapse, Young raised his hand. "Hi, Tip!" The dog sprang to his feet, rocking the c-jnoe. His tall threshed rapidly. "Fetch! Fetch the canoe!" (TO BE CONTINUED) After his teaching by the parable of the soil and the lighted candle, Jesus exhibited his credentials, enforcing his teaching by demonstrations of his mighty power. 1. Jeaus Calming the Storm (vv. 22-25). In this miracle he demonstrated his power over nature. 1. Jesus asleep (v. 23). While the disciples were sailing the ship the Master fell asleep. 2. The frightened disciples (vv. 23, 24). The stnrtu seems to have been nn unusual one. These sturdy men were used bo storms, but ns their ship wns being filled with water they nwoke Jesus with the cry of fear, 3. Jesus rebuked the wind and water (v. 24). At his word there was n great calm. We can with confidence pjit our trust In Jesus Christ for, as he calmed the tempestuous sea, so he can calm the raging atorms which threaten our destruction. 4. Jesus rebuked the disciples (v. 25). After rebuking the raging elements, he turned to the disciples. He did not rebuke them for waking him, but for their lack of faith. II. Jesus Casting Out Demons (vv. 26-39). In this mighty act Jesus' power over demons was demonstrated. Demon possession was In that day, and It Is today, nn awful reality. The characteristics are often similar to cases of insanity, and many are called Insane, who are really demon-possessed. 1. Jesns met by the demoniac (vv. 26-29). This poor man's suffering was dreadful. He abode In the tombs without clothing. At the sight of Jesus he made an outcry and fell down before him and be sought him not to torment him. There Is no doubt In the mind of demons as to the reality of a place of torment. Sin Imposes upon its victims nngulsh and shame. 2. Jesus' question (v. 30). He asked him, "What is 'thy name? 1 ' His purpose wan to bring the real rnnn to consciousness, to enable hi in to distinguish between himself Hid the demon who held him. The answer shows that the man thoueht ils case was hopeless. He said, •Legion," which meant that many lemons had entered Into him and :herefore, he was powerless to fref himself. 3. The demons' request (vv. 31. 32). They asked permission to enter Into a herd of swine. It seems hat demons have a dislike for dls embodiment. In the presence of Jesus the demons tremble and bei! permission to net. 4. Their request granted (vv. 32, 33). Just why this was done we lo not know. Since Jesus did It, we must believe tlmt It was right and wise, 5. The effect upon the people vv. 34-37). a. The keepers of the swine went nnd made It known In the city and country. That u supernatural event had taken place was not questioned by the keepers. b. The people made Investigation ?liey saw the man sitting at thf eet of Jesus, clothed and In his •ight mind, and heard the testl mony of those who had seen whni vns done. c. The multitude besought Jesu* o depart from them. How sad li s that In the face of the miglitj vorks of Jesus men will not open heir hearts to him. 0. The request of the healed mat vv. 88, 39). He desired to be vith Jesus. This was natural anc Ight, but his responsibility was tt o home and show to the people here what great things God had one for him. This Is ever the re ponsiblllty of saved people—to g< ack to the very neighborhoods vliere they lived and make knowt lie saving power of Jesus Christ III. Jesus' .Power Over Disease vv. 43-48). Jesus heals a woman with an is ue of blood. Observe: 1. Her helpless condition (v. 43) ihe had been a great sufferer foi welve long years (Mark 5:20). 2. Her faith (v. 44). Her faltt •as demonstrated by pressing hei way through tire thronging multi ude. 3. Her confession (v. 47). Shi bought furtively to get the bless ng, but Jesus perceived that vlr ue had gone out from him, anr ad her make a public confession 4. Christ's words of encourage ment (v. 48). He told her that I' vas her faith, not her touch, thai saved her, and. bade her go li peace Huge Stone Statues Whose Origin Baffles Archeologists Are Lure. No longer will explorers and curio hunters have the freedom of Bnster Island, lonely , landspot In .the Rn elfle ocean more than two thousand miles off the Chilean const. The rhllonn government recently 'do- clnred the Island n national monu ment In order to protect Its fnmoti' statues. "Piaster Island Is the easternmost hahltnt of the Polynesian race," save a bulletin from the National Geographic society, -ypf u Is In no other way comparable to other Islands of the South sens except, thnt it is of volcanic origin. Dotted With Inactive Volcanoes. "Fifty square miles In nren, It hns no lush forests nnd no pnlm-frlnged coasts. It Is liberally dotted with volcnnoes thnt long ago stopped pouring molten Invn over their rims. The lower portion of the Islnnd Is composed of sheets of Invn, which now nre In process of disintegration. Walking over these, lower nrens Is extremely t!rpsom«, nnd In places almost Impossible; and riding la n very slow procedure. The surfaces of the mountain sides nnd hills nre generally smooth since they nre formed of fine volcanic ash. Both the lowlnnrts find hiKhlswids nre covered with grass. "Thp Island got Its name from HIP fact that the first known white mnn, n Dutch navigator, Innded there on Easter day In 1722. "Lying off the usual shipping routes of the South I'ncifk:, Raster Islnnd has never been a tourist center. A few shepwrockpd men hnve found It a haven nnd n Chilean company has used It for cattle raising. Traders touch It; bnt its chief lure lies In Its statues, huge stone monuments whose origin hns bnfTled nrcheolo- glsts nnd historians since the Islnnd's discovery. Many Statues Remain Unfinished. "In open fields. In quarries, nnd nlong the edge of the sea, these grotesque Imnges nre to be found. Some stnnd ns they were plnoed by the natives; no one knows when. Others have fnllen on their sides or backs, while still others now nre fnce downward or buried. While they differ in size, they are slmllnr In shape, representing half-length human figures, with hands meeting In front of the bodies. Once they ndorned stone tombs of deceased Islanders, but only a few of the tombs remain. There are statues from three to more than thirty feet high but most of them are 12 to 20 feet In length. Some welgn many tons. Visitors wonder how these heavy statues were transported to their positions sometimes miles from quurries. "In one qunrry, scores of Images mny be seen In vnrlous stnges of completion. In some cases they are completely cnrved but hnve not been cut awny from their hnsps. P,it>-\v visitors to the Islnnd found sfotm tools strewn nbout thp (|imi'r> ;** though workmen stopped sudden'y nnd never returned to complpf* 'tli"vr work. Why, no one knows Son [it- covered wooden panels hnvp. /town found but they hnve fulled tn-y-lti:! the.secret of the Islnnd's past. Ttm 2!H) Inhabitants, clustered In n 'village on the western side of me Island, hnve their versions of Raster Island's history but these nre often ton fantastic to be credible. The natives know cattle raising, their only Industry, but the habits of their forbears Is unknown to them. jj; For Eyes Irritated H By Exposure § 'To Sun, Wind & a n d D u s * — E V E. S Or Divin* To borrow Is human—to pay back Is astounding. Coughing? No matter how many medicines »you have tried for your cough, chest cold or bronchial Irritation, you can got relief now with Creomulslon. Berlous trouble may bo brewing and you cannot afford to take a chanca with anything less than Creomul- slon, which goes right to the seat of the trouble to aid nature to soothe and heal the Inflamed membranes as the germ-laden phlegm is loosened and expelled. Even If other remedies have failed, don't bo discouraged, your druggist is authorized to guarantee Oreomulsion and to refund your money If you are not satisfied with, results from the very flrst bottle. Get Creomulslon right now. (Adv.) Worry Defined Worry Is Interest paid on trouble before It Is due. COMMON .COLDS; [ Relieve the distressing 1 symptoms by applying Mentholatum in nostriU and rubbing on chest. MENTHOLATUM Gives COMFORT Daily If you prefer nose drop*, or throat spray, call for the MEW MENTHOLATUM LIQUID In handy bottle with dropper HOW TO "ALKALIZE" YOUR STOMACH ALMOST INSTANTLY Amazingly Fast Relief Now From "Acid Indigestion Over-Indulgence , Nausea and Upsets I F you want really quick relief from an upset or painful stomach condition—arising from acidity following over-eating, smoking, mixtures of foods or stimulants — just try this: Take—2 teaspoonfuls of Phillips' Milk of Magnesia in a full glass of water. OR — 2 Phillips' Milk of Magnesia Tablets, the exact equivalent of the liquid form. This acts almost immediately to alkalize the excess acid in the stomach. Neutralizes the acids that cause headaches, nausea, and indigestion pains. You feel results at once. Try it. AND — if you are a frequent sufferer from "acid stomach," use Phillips' Milk of Magnesia SO minutes after meals. You'll forget you ftave a stomach! When you buy, see that any box or bottle you accept is clearly marked "Genuine Phillips' Milk of Magnesia." SIGNS WHICH OFTEN INDICATE "ACID STOMACH" FAIN AFTER EATING SLEEPLESSNESS FF.EUH6 OF WEAKNESS INDIGESTION HAUSEA MOUTH ACIOIIT LOSS OF APPETITE SOUR STOMACH FIEUDENI HEADACHES P H l;L"L I p S 'V : ;M 1 1 K O F MWG ti E 5 I A When You Need Drugs Look over the advertising of our community druggists in the columns of this paper. Remember the man who tells you what he has to sell and at what price is a safe man to patronize. 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