CHICHGO LEDGER. llilelableslaziv. necla2vii3ER'"”l4.‘l89a.
back and what W15 an old man in these
wilds to stand in his W83’? A
A shin‘ curve in the rock! Pklh 1.lrOll5h‘
cabin. touted with mud
an well 5
thicket or uvcrgreens. Stun-e
building the mane or
singing somy to ncrscir some snatches at
smuu nut! Well formed. V
Caretv raised his Cap as he rode font arde
The girl glanced up and 3. pink Ilush c-rep
.1 am 0“ gtynnger here.“ said Cureiv cour-
(gaugly, “and 1 inn seeking 2-u . Ac -
lie almost dreaded to hear her TESDODSE
t tth rnountuin dia-
iiit “‘“l“t‘??"“.$‘.fi5“li.‘..“s ii er exquisite
wild lovelines had cast around hi But ll:
need n t ha fear Ll. H 1- volt: was swee
as he fl'.iC6. and it uncultured, 1'
tirnuslY tende nd mel ions
5 2 pointed toward the cabin ”
“He is i re. ‘c I m
Ca eiv threw his horses bridle oier e
post and on he the ahi om
Ackwcrth proved ‘to betokli gin Lhemlierdsr
h him Carew was
evil. The M ‘M;
t use : r 5
“$21-eivn oulu not shake him. H u w
that tn oi man would be a tremendous
K In and I 5 ram-
Everything must yield
shackle oil! mill.
to the westward progress at the
eiilioiioughly disgusted with Ackn-orth,
bout to ride away. when the
he had heiore seen. came up
ed him. Her lips trembled. and
her voice was unx ous. -
"Did ilzi-andiaiher say you might havothe
“Sorhe is your grandfather?" Careiv said.
studying Kilt blushing (ace becore him, with
rise was in
is cur nu at turn that
his non er to call that delicious color to her
cheek. " uld e to any-
thlng. He ltill tumlr hettcr or it. b and
by. It must ve take lm by a 0 Se.’
"No. not that." she said. sadly. “Helhnd
heard all about the irrigation scheme.
uel told him." "
a rose color deepened to crimson. but
she met his inquiring gaze with eyes frank
an ear est; x
“Who LE Miguel?”
“lliltllel is-Is the man mY zrandtaiher
Carew pulled his wits together. What
business ti-als ' who this mountain
pi:-headed onstinncy 0! e old mountain-
eer scarcely called for so sweet an int(Ll’cel<
“Don't distress yourself. Miss-31153;”
"My nam is Osceola," she said, slmialy.
“WV ' I-7&7 liberally for his claim,‘
n is senses should stand
tut uzuinst such an enterp so."
the gaze at’ his fellows. Ila
hr him I warn not to
VV'Ii?'i"I he is nngrll
yrli not to an, . .
:0! him set acaluct you.
hesitate at nothing:
ttemenl she hurl placed her
hand on his arm and he had
soft. Kluiveririz flash with his
But thrn aha drew his
and hid it behind her. I
"Do no my wisc alarmed, mu.
O.wlr:nla. Your graudzather shall have his
Tiler: was an amlnous sound at the crank.
in: cabin door on sceoia npritng nwny
Curew mnunlerl his
a o o a
Twn mnntlw bad DIDINI and
a Uollbhvl‘. With frosty mnrnlnn and hrilllanl
The rrlxation company
was at Work In full force all along the SL
Gervussc. A til the sou d 01 the heaVY
blasting shock e rarefied mountain .
A ay the ceasels-ss Clan; of pl nd
ovel rs it o t n the iilnty buiwarks or
the foothills and mingled with he ot-
ono crc-ziko I 0 orrlclt. as they swung
slowly into pla e t e gre stories which
This am W A iaialr slretchlnz
cross hes Ge! 52 fromtebneo
the Gr:-at Man to the ernendlcular D ‘
he Uillxmite bink I th stream
resrvoir Won be three hundlerl feel
(1 limit a mile across. he rm R
xi h br Z1 and m-
men to the valley where it
life and beauty to every
'1 no wue abated his ani- '
ing his signature to papers or transier, but
he stubbornly retused to place his name
uprin the xv.-rcemenr. He had stood szolcally
e .2 r
ll had blown his mill into fragments
poor old machinery‘ all
But on the time he had broodod and
brotided and mumbled ominously to him-
self over the tire or pitch knots on th
kitchen heurthstone. ,
osceo a. who knew his sinful past, liaa
toned and shuddered.
nrst sunny any in August she
had met the young engineer atom. and the
day was long and dreary in which she did
it word with hl.m as he rode
on a (air woman
no it we but her
heart craved-n. suspicion or co a, up
icli h never below characterized
ing out for a. six n-lonLhs‘ sojourn in Call-
once Carcw thought he loved Lucretia:
he a n almost sure of it. Now it
doubted it he had ever cured tor her in the
coursing like nre. had he
tmlon which was st
overrureso as o
Klneers lie I. torilshmeut the im-
ru rise vo e which the st, Ger-
vasse was gathering behl he dam.
"It'l I. royal l'nl5?rlt.anc&." Carew mild to
Blarunn. as they stood on I e edgu or the
Kfea - gazing at the tart-accumulation
waters ‘ I? Wonder the old man Wouldn't
DIX‘! Vtlth his right in it. It is Worth 8
"A million! ‘Veil, I should rather think
to. Why. man, e value cannot be rec -
Ii’ ands it was I. dad loss. Be-
nlghted old was He'll got no more public
was like the peallng or thunder. She uosc
ut last And sought her grandtather, but
he was not In .1 0 . .
A Wild (ear seized the girl. She rushed
down to the iritcnon and it was as she
rn was gone I in its
The plcktixe was not
Ever since carew
can she (care she hardly knew What. but
that nnxnelz-as terror had been the wreck
or all cantentrnen .
A dozen rods buck of the house. the Whale
ztrvtch of the irriglun m
out I! dukn 5 an W I e dull
learn of ti lantern midway n the am. A
the eve nerve to listen. I e I.-oulrl
boar the rot.-ular thud of the pick. wielded
luv it. dc-tern-lined and upon the earthwork
of the dam.
Her mmudfather was taking his revenge.
he waters. once released, would carry
launch Ind dE'l7I5
who was Blri?‘nir!S.all unmindxul ot the fate
woo, wriurihlm.)3 eon
and her lay that roaming. raiziniz torrent or
water. nml she would so glndly give he
life for his.
was one forlorn hope,
wnulil chance i .
The l>0n:y' Wiiinnicd in his stall at the call
. I . the little
bout made the nluruzo. Gulllnd [ty ".9 “pf.
Vous hand on his bridle, he struck out for
the opposite shore. More than once the
' I her. Now.bot
swallowed ill.) in the swirl cffonm dashed
It-at struck the solid ground on the sought-
- snore. '
The river was already full at wreckage
from the dam and the water, yellow and
thick Vi'lt.l'i mud. had bf ver the banks
(1 was pounding against the troll cabins
sprang from her exhausted hora ,
e felt the cold touch of I e
creeping waters around her unshod test.
Ccireiv met l'li‘l' at the door of his tent
“Oh. ona . he has t m!"
Carew seized her is arms and Will)
the wato rl ‘Q’ to is need. bore er ill)
I) the ‘Ia! htloht 01' a great rock behind
the Van hing line of C S. . ngry
nothing‘ shall Dart
h the waters went down as they did
suddenly, the ruin was com let . The worl-ts
of the irrlghtlrm company were SW69‘. away
y was found two days
e valley‘ Ping
against. a fallen tree
Osceola. remained in the cabin in the care
of the o wnm n who a so on; man-
aged the domcsllc affairs of the famll)’.
A ii a time after the destruction Of the
.- h n it w .
oath of the gulf which sep-
ed her from the man she worshiped
was reveale . .
As they walked away together Lucretia
-‘Really. Donald. I do not wonder that you
are enamored or Clxliforniia. s An
angel in blue calico rind nat
And you actually lifted your
“Sl.0pl" he said hoarsely; “she saved my
A tew days later wtien the tourists had
gone on their way. Carew went to the Ack-
worth cabin. The old woman met him at
til. i" Vflth & note.
“I was married this morning," it read. "to
marrlaze. And I
this sacrifice. God Al<
i:l-light)’ bless you forever and c-var,
illio lllillsli HER. . V
(Continued from. page one.)
medium height. but with it welbmuudcu
ugure. She hm! pink nlzeeltt, ark gray
eyes. and chestnut brown .
“ you come alone?’ asked her mother.
“l o, ." replied Blanche. “Carroll
brought me: he has gone Into town and will
stop for me on his way at . nu ma."
to you have guased,” Lu
moved. "that Carroll and I
Q11 0 P." ‘
“Yes, i la ve
in , replied Mrs.
“ ell." continued Blanche, ‘1 Ir
went to Aunt Ann nut! told her; we thought
inspected something or the
Rutherford. With I
face paling With cotiste .
S. lauche. ‘she informed us
that she intended for Cn.rrull to marry Co-
r P. . .
‘Intends Carroll to marry Corinne?‘ cried
B111. Rutlxermrd. "Have you any idea. Why
Ike wishes this!"
ts , lrine is in love with Carroll."
replied Blanche. with
- "Aunt A
. 5 this, I am 8
and you kimw
lA er! of dismay left Mrs. Rutherford‘:
-oh, Blanche, ms is awful: What do
you intend doln 1-"
pines: for Aunt Ann
rL "There is but one thing tor us to do,
remain yaithtui and WIIL"
"Blanche. I an: bewudc I know not
what to nay." <1 Mrs. Rutherford.
you know what that moan:-1" it
. may be
years. it will be. before Carroll is in a po-
Bi Ion tri marl‘
But the girl sprain): to her leek, her cheelu
pale. her eyes desperate.
"0 m . do not an an more!“ she
"You tlll me with despair. I hate
Aunt Anni i Ilsh she would die tonight
he -re a e has me make another will"
' )'DIl ITO PXLlt(‘d lid no
K o h
Rutherford. in A whacked v "Go back’
to your aunt. child. and try to reconclilnte
her, to reconcile her to 5 marriage between
you and Carroll, if it must be. You do not
realize what your ounrs anger means to u
it means simply-ruin.‘
As soon as dinner was over Corinne l1Dr-
ton went to MISS Marsl.on'.s PAOm The lrl
ii s 4
ton‘: ?Y?5, at the Sight of Corinne, ‘ ' '
The latter came torward and knelt down
beside the (tour: . ‘ -
' w are you feeling now, auntie, dear?"
“The pain is still very severe," replied
“Bu ou have not taken your medicine,"
said Corinne, pointing ta'a. ottle. entirely
full, which stood on the small table at llllss
lllarslolfs e bow. .
“ " v the reply. "I am sure that
that assistant has left me In I Shall
not take it, for I have something to do this
i; and want my blood clear. where
are Blanche nrid Carrol 7“
"Tlicy went away together immedizltel
after dii'lnel'." said Coriririe "I think IlieY
have gone to Mrs. Rutherford’ ’
e all, as she spoke, her red lips
Miss Marstori was regarding her
eerl y. '
ove Carroll, child?" she said.
“There. do not say anything. I ,know
shall wt! 8
' I shall leave ll
cd one you th
u and Carroll marry. If
‘(users then all is to revert to you. This will
qu t my o not let Carroll nor
Blanche know u ything or the mat er i
heir de l n is verse t l 5
shall, or ourse, make another will, leaving
Slll to you. NOW, riflll the bell and summon
Johnson and M irn .
rinne arose and obeyed,
D 01 rme. who had returned home
the Previous night. was Just sit rig down
to his last when e Vi informed that
men on horseback. pale and cxclt .
h v e to fetch you. doctor."
“Miss Marston is dead!"
. “Did She die
n one I feared the dis-
ease would go to her hea some day,"
‘ doctor." Said the man;
“Yes, sir: she was round this morning by
her coucli by the window und
had been strangled to death."
“And have they arrested anyone?" asked
the doctor. ‘
“Oh. no. air," replied the man. “The
some one who entered by the window
y. ‘ said
“I Will come with you immediate]
d any‘ good looking. Just now
his tnir face ms colcirless and h eyeshsd
a dazed look 0 on .
“ rn ed and lmrrltletl. Mr.
lvlarxlcln. at the Bwlul trugc-cly.whlch
ovrllrred llt"re," Haiti
“It is indeed most. ll
KPPAK drops of sweat
"But. come, I will take you to her
‘ He led the WHY to Mrs. lI.'lI‘l=tDn'S room,
which was a
ersitn the dfictor.
The latter luimedlatnly advanced to the
(Continued on page three.)
What You Eat
Ami your food will girls you strength. The
trouble with many people is, their food is
not nrnperlxdicestod. It remalns.too long
in the stomach and cause: distress. It does
them little good and they become reduced
In llcsli nnd strength. These xieople need
Ilontl's snmauarilin, which tones d
strenlztl-lens the stomach and gives it power
to digest load. Its cures or dysrehsla are
numbered by the thousand, and these cum,
are constantly taking place. People in ..ii
rr.rll;llons or life testliy to it. marvel”,
cunitlvo power in reslarlnlt the uton-inch to
:i hvzilthy condition. it you or any or your
friends have aynpcbslo, main in the stomach
alter eating. nausea. loss at nppeutc, tan
iioorrs sarsonsrillo and glvli it the spoon.
tunlty to ucornpllalz I euro for you.
is America‘: GrEal.l5l Medicine. Sold by nil
ilnlxli-rs in medicine. I'l'll.'e xi.
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