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SUNDAY MORNINfl. DECEMBER 10. 1020
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Buy your Footwear now while special prices are
English and semi-English
lasts in brown and black calf
skin, sold regularly up to
$8.50. Priced for this sale
0. HENRY AL. JENNINGS
(Continued from last week)
"Sit down. Ira. and be calm."
The warden could scarcely sup-
nm the emotion of -bis own
I voice. ! been up
"Let me In, pleae, I bate no
where to go."
"No. no, go away, yonr par
doned. I can't let you In." the
captain answered, closing the
door In Maralatt'i face.
1 "Iet the old man In. it' freea-
to Clere-' ln out,de" another guard pro-
Ran into the strangest
Men's Calf Leather shoes
in splendid fitting lasts, reg
ular $1230. Sale
flllPOQ YOU told a straight i Thev keot It op for an hour. I
,...... ! DaMHl and overheard tb
i -Who was it?" I asked
Men's heavy shoes in brown
double sole outside counter,
125 N. Commercial St".
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t - TLrprA Steerhie Wheels Wl .
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L m Weed Skid -Chains u
r rik ttaaiazor covers va . ni
iV ai-. motor uriven nvrns ui . n
Wind Shield Wipers WXS
: jl p " Closed Car Types $ )
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story, all right!
"Yes sir." Ira answered, a
frightened light In his eye. "Yes.
sir, It was the troth. Leastwaya,
I'm pretty sure It was. Surely, I
couldn't bare dreamed it',, could
"Now, that's all right. But list
en to me. 11 ou uaa a me, you
say? Dora, that was her name.
wasn't it? Well, she dieu aiea
right after they kicked her out of
the cottage. The baby lived. She's
alive todar. I met her. She'a
pretty. She was adopted by
wealth people here in Columbus.
They're friends or the governor.
I just happened to talk about you.
The girl's foster mother la a rel
ative of your wire's. She thought
you were a maniac. I told her
"Ira. go over to the State Shop,
Igei a sun ana mow. ivu re par
doned. 1 took It up with the gov
ernor, iou go dui lomuriuw.
With a shock of bewildered
I emotion that sent a quiver of sob
bing happiness Into bis voice. Ira
Maralatt put out his hands to the
"Does the girl knowT
"Now, no, they haven't told her.
It would be too sudden a strain.
Over Kx-Prisoner. "
The next morning Ira. In his
cheap suit.' the squeaky prison
shoes and a light straw hat, came
to the warden's office. His gi
gantic frame was stooped and bis
face shot through with nervous
"You did all this. Mr. Al," he
said, the tears crowding Into his
eyes. "Just think what you did
when you rolled that apple to me."
He reaitated a moment. "Mr. Al,
she won't ever recognize me, will
she? I don't think I'd like her to
know her father was the Prison
When Darby handed bim the
pardon and the 1 5, bis hands
shook. "I don't know bow to
thank you. warden!"
"You don't have to Cod knows
you've paid for it!"
Ira took two of his little can
aries with bim. "IH give them
to the girl for a present. I want
to see her. I -have to see her."
He shook hands with Darby and
A week passed. We beard no
word from bim. The warden be
came alarmed. 'I wonder If any-
i thing could have happened to the
old man?" Maralatt was but it.
His terrible sufferings daring IS
years in prison had broken even
his magnificent . strength. He
seemed about 60. - "I wonder If
he went to see bis daughter?
Funny, I didn't hear."
Girl Asks Why
She Wasn't Told.
It worried Darby so much he
inquired. He sent for the girl's
foster mother. , He told her of
Ira and the canaries. Back came
the frantic answer from the
daughter herself. In an hour she
'"An old man with canaries?" I
Yes. an old man had come with j
them. She had the birds now. '
"What about it? That man, my
"Why didn't some one tell me?
How dare they keep it from me.
That s what he meant when he
left. That's why be called me
I "Well. he'll
die out there.'
Maralatt." they answered.
"bet him in. let bim In!" I
yelled, snd ran headlong to tbe
orfiee. Darby came rushing to
the gate and ordered it opened.
Maralatt was not there. ''You
damn fools." Darby swore at
them. "Don't you know we've
been looking tor bim for weeks?"
Warden Find. Him
Stricken by Death.
fh t-t of ns sought an out
let In gayety In a hundred triv
ial llttlf Incidents that would
bring a faugh out of all proportion
to their Tunnlnes. In self-def-nse
the convict becomes hardened to
the brumal suffering of the lire
If anyone had beard rilly
Raldler.SlJill Porter and I. as we
talked aid guffawed In the prison
postofflf?. h would have rated
us aa b unthinking trio of irre
We ner aired onr meiancnoij.
would wrangle ind jm
our over tb probable
fly tatting Itself against
nice window might taxe
t It out over tn origin
lack race and the f.nish
would imagine that th
was suJUeniy crunra iu
piece in aQ. earthquake, and we
would fegln to speculate on the
menace of our presence to a terror-stricken
society. No subject
wa to ridiculous to beguile an
he always mads it a point to
come on buMnefs. Itllly KaldW
was a seml-l(.7lld. and offered
an unfailing excate. Itilly's am
ber hair was falling oat. He
hounded Porter to bring Llm a
Uok here. Bill.- tb ex-trala i "pen."
rrtKr vnmit a r rnn roald I l'r
get the arsenic out
rons the hair on say scs!p?
warden Coins, by some sals
take, had ten given aa cvrJo
of arvenle. Aatldote failed. Por
ter vii railed In. He saved tie
life of Coffin. Tats Urtdest tap.
penei urore my arrival at tie
tat IU Idler never rive
of yon coald f er aay peae abost It- Por
of that rock-!er lwa7 maintained taat tse
by tbe 3
If w 15
I of the t
of the Q
j ribbed eld Coffin why can't yon
Cotland on a I
Tleyond the walls, flinging him
self along, tbe warden went on
the search. He came back 1
minutes later, the half-froien
Maralatt limping at his side. He
found him down in the snow near
the river. Ira was burning np
with fever. His raee was already
stricken with death. 1
Everywhere he went asking for
work, he said, they had refused
him. They said he was too old.
Tbe warden sent for Maralatt's
The young girl, graceful and
white as an angel, ran crying into
the room and flung herself into
the old man's arms.
"Don't die. daddy! Why didn't
von tell me? See, I'm your girl.
Mary. Juit look at me! Oh.
why didn't I know? If yon only
knew how many times I longed
for a father any one. any kind.
Why didn't you tell me?"
Maralatt looked at her In dim.
feverlnh gladness. He took the
delicate hands in bis gigantic
palm and turned to her.
"I looked all over for yon.
Dora." he said. "I'm so glad yon
With a smile of wondrous peace
on his lips, the prison dlrnon
rank back on the pillows. Tbe
old hero had won his palm at
Tbe shadows of a thousand
Dick Prices and Ira Maralatts
skulked like - unhappy ghosts
through tbe cell corridors of the
Ohio penlten;?ary. The memory
of a thousand tragedies seemed
to abide In tbe very air of the
ranges. Men who allowed them
selves to come under the persist
ent gloom of these haunting pres
ences went mad.
! 'art 1ml a r
Porter vas not supposed to vis
it the npstoffice while he vas on
duty atsthe hospital. As he nev
er vlolajed any of the prison rules.
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Will brek forth in til it reli
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bicycle. And all the -while you
enjoy his happiness with him
you hare the quiet satisfaction
of knowing that you hare pro
ridctl a means of healthful out
door rxerrive that will keep hi in
Lrdthy as well as happy.
Are the choice of every American Hot
We haTe a complete line in all models, price fron
$44.00 to $3$.00 on ear terms
Harry W. Scott
"THE CYCLE MAN"
147 S. COMMESCIAL CT2XTT
Ob. what shall we
ADVERTISE IN THE STATESMAN FOR RESULTS
In broken sentences she told of
the mysterious visit of the old
bird peddlar. Ira had gone up
the steps of the palatial home
where the girl lived. He had
brought the little cage with the
birds. Perhaps he bad intended
o tell Mary he was her father.
The sight of her beauty, her cul-
ure, her happiness had chilled
his ardor. The grand old fellow
could not bear to spoil her glad
youth with the tragedy of his
bleak life. He had left with his
Out of Sympathy. -
The girl was coming down the
stairs as the old man rang the
bell. The butler had denied him
entrance. And the rirl bad run
forward and ordered the old man
to come in.
1 mourn, miss, pernaps Ton
would buy these birds. I'm very
poor ana they are wonderful sing
And just out of sympathy for
the pathetic old stranger, the girl
had bought the canaries. He
would only take a half dollar from
her. She had not understood. He
had looked at her and the tears
had streamed down his cheeks.
"Goodby. little Dora. he said
as he left. He stood at the door as
though he were about to aay
something further and then be
looked at her with a queer, sad
light on his face and went down
They thought he was a harm
less, unbalanced old oddity.
"Where can I find him? Where
shall I look for him! Why didn't
some one ieu me." me girl was
10m wun griet. "Hurry, let us
Outside it was snowing. Tere
had been a wind storm for a week
Maralatt's daughter and the war
den searched in every street and
alley for the old man. He was
nowhere to be fojind.
Maralatt Returns; 4
Nowhere to Go.
One night there was a knock at
the guard room door and a faint
voice called out, "Let me come In.
please." The captain of the guard
opened .the door. Ira Maralatt, bis
thin nrlsnn antt ilranrhul mnA
hanging in a limp rag about him.
'was kneeling In the snow at
snow at the prison door.
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The enormous crowds
that do their Xmas Shopping
here unanimously proclaim
this to be
Here we feature sensible gifts
at reasonable prices.
with hair. A large
shipment of these doll
were lost in transit
and arrived yesterday.
So as not to keep these
till next year, we sacri
fice these $3.50 valued
BABY SLEEPING DOLLS
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for ladies and men can be
had here in very heavy
material and exceptional
ly well trimmed. The?e
bathrobes are sold in lo
cal stores for $9.50. our
special price only
Do Goods Department
Our Sale on 49c Bargain Baskets and 99c Bundles Begins Today
In onr Economy Store. all of ttext week we will haTe on sale as long as they last the famous 49c Barfia
besides the new market Basket to the ralue of at least $1.50.
will feature for all of next week a 99c Surprise Bundle. These will con
tain Christmas Candies. Nuts and Dried Fruits and each can readily see that these will be rained of from
$1.75 to $2.53. You should not miss these as the public already know that what we say we do. for thit
Basket These contain notion
In our Grocery Department w
reason we expect to run short
Your last opportunity of ob
taining aid for a poor family
in your district, through
our Free Cheer Parcels.
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We want you to come and
see the entire balcony that
ha been provided for the
display of premiums.
And ware giving double
premium in our clothing,
dry good and Shoe depart