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irIEART OF THEjWORLD,
BY H. RIDER HAGGARD
cMnr ciorv. Taken From n -
Mexican Indian to His
iv th which the honor
lose, two curiou
truc tvltli it kiimii v of t:
imd lastly, baps containing dried llei.li,
beans and euea-pa.sse.
"All is safe," she said; "now let us
cat. tjiut we may be strong to meet
While we were ftllinpourselves thank
fully with the dried meat the senor
spoke to me. baying he hoped our pur
suit had been abandoned.
"You ean know little of these men to
srx-ak thus." he answered. "Don Pedro
wi'.l certainly seek to avenge the blood
of his son."
"Then what do you propose to do?
lie asked. "Start on again, or stop
"Senor, we must stop here because
we cannot travel farther, unless you
would abandon the old man and his
daughter. Moreover, in the forest it
would be easy to overwhelm us, but this
place is hard to climb, and here at least
we may die fighting. Let us make
ready for the worst, senor."
"Ilow are we to make ready," he
asked, "when we have nothing to fight
with csccnt machetes and Indian blow
pipes. Tlie powder in tnepisioi uasKs
i ilamn and the cans will miss lire, so
that if they come our death is certain."
"It seems so," 1 answered, "anu yei
if it pleases God we may live. Yonder
lie stones in plenty; let us pile them up
beneath the archway; perhaps we may
kill some of our foes by rolling them
down the steps."
This we did then, while Maya watched
us. At length the task was finished,
and as we turned to leave the heaps of
stones we heard a dog baying down by
j he river, followed by a sound of men
and horses forcing a path through the
"Look, here they come," said the
senor. and as he spoke a party of seven
or eight men. three of them riding on
mules, appeared at the foot of the
mound, and, dismounting, picketed
their animals to trees.
"Xow for it," said the senor, rising
and shaking himself like a dog that
leaves the water. "1 wonder bow many
of us will be left alive when this sun
As he spoke one of the men advanced
to the foot of the stairway holding a
great hound in a leash. For a moment
t! dog sniffed the stones, then, lifting
his head, he bayed aloud, whereat the
band shouted, for they knew tiiat they
had -trapped us. Still for a while they
did not advance, but, gathering them
selves in a knot, consulted together at
the foot of the stairway.
"Can we bargain with them, Igna
tio?7 said the senor.
"Impossible," I answered, "what
have we to give that they cannot take?"
"Then there is nothing for it except
to die as bravely as we can," he
answered. "This is the end of our
search for the Golden City. The quest
has not been a lucky one, Ignatio."
She listened, and turning toward him,
said: "You hear. What say you,
white man?" And it seemed to me
that she awaited his answer anxiously.
. "Yes, lady. I hear," he replied, with
a laugh, "and doubtless it is all true
enough, and I shall leave my bones
yonder among your countrymen. Well,
so be it; I have determined to go, and
go I will, since I am too idle to change
my mind. Also, it seems to me that
after this day's business there is more
danger in staying here than in pushing
"I am glad that you are going, since
you fro of your own free will.' she said.
smiling. "May our fears be confounded J
and your journey and ours prove pros-i
your journey ana ours prove pros'
pcrous. And now let us rest, lor you
must be very weary, as I am, and we
should be stirring before the dawn."
Next morning at the first break of
light we started on our journey, riding
on three of the mules that
we had captured, and leading
the fourth laden with our goods
and water skins. Very glad were
all of us to see the last of that ruined
tAmnlo nnrl irnf. ft. itmu cftrl t r tm tri
leave it. for there, hidden beneath some
of tho masses of the fallen masonry, lay ,
all tiiat was jett oi my menu ana ios-
and wit had saved our lives at the cost !
of his own.
Our plan was to avoid villages where i
wc might be seen by men, and keep our
helves hidden in the forest, lor we
feared lest we should be followed and
brought to account because of the
dentil of Don Pedro and his companions:
and this, we were able to do, since hav
ing guns and ammunition in plenty we
shot birds and deer for our daily food.
Traveling thus on mule back soon
our strength returned to us, even to the
old man Zilbalbay, who hud suffered
the most from fatigue and from ill
treatment at the hands of the whits
men. In something less than a week
we had passed through the inhabited
districts of Yucatan and far out of the
reach of the white man, and now were
journeying through the forest toward
tho great sierra that lies beyond.
The senor was never weary of ques
tioning the silent Zilbalbay as to the
history or rather the legend of the land
through which we journeyed, or of lis
tening to tho lady Maya's description of
tho City of the Heart, till even she
grew tired and begged him to speak in
stead of tho country across tho water
where he was born, of the ceaseless
busy life, and tho wonders of civiliza
tion. Strange as it may seem, l,who watched
them both from day to day, know It to
bo true that sho was In mind the more
modern of the two. so much so indeed
that in listening to their talk I might
have fancied that she wus the child of
ii i i mi I n , tlio new w orld, filled with the- spirit of
r th,; helrof u prmu, and
oisoiicu uaris, "
Bequeathed by an Old
Friend and Comrade, an
"1 cannot understand you," she would
sav to him. "Why do you so love his
tories and ruins and stories of people
that have long been dead? I hate them.
Once thev lived, and doubtless were
well enough in their place and time,
but now they are past and done with,
and it is we who live, live, live,' and
she stretched out her arms as though
she would clasp the sunshine to her
breast. . .
"I tell you." she went on, "that this
home of mine of which you are so fond
of talking is nothing but a great bury
ing place, and those who dwell in it are
like ghosts who wander to and fro
thinking of the things that they did, or
did not do. n thousand years before.
"Did my father but know it, he wastes
time and trouble in making plans for
the redemption of the People of the
Heart, who think him mad for Ins
pains. They cannot be redeemed. If
I could have my will while I am still
young. I would turn my back upon this
citylwhich you so desired to see. taking
with me the wealth that is useless there,
but which it seems would bring mo
many good things in other lands, and
live "out my time among people who
have a present and a future as well as
Then the senor would laugh, anil
argue that the past is more than the
present, and that it is better to be dead
than alive, and many other such follies;
and I would grow angry and reprove
her for her words which shocked me,
whereat she would yawn and talk of
something else, for I and my discourses
wearied her. Only Zibalbay took no
heed, for his mind was set upon other
tilings, even if he heard us, which I
MAYA DESCENDS TIIE CtJBVA.
One evening after we had left the
forest country and with much toil
climbed the sierra till we reached the
desert beyond, a desert that seemed to
be boundless, we set our camp among a
clump of great aloes that grew at the
foot of a stony hill. This hill was
marked on Zibalbay's map as being the
site of an underground reservoir, known
as a cueva, whence in the old days,
when this place was inhabited, the In
dians draw their supply of water in the
dry season from deep down in the bow
els of the earth.
That this particular cueva existed
was proved by the fact that the ancient
road, which "here was plainly visible,
ran through the ruins of a large town
whereof the population must once have
been supplied by it, but when Zibal
bay and his daughter slept here on their
downward journey they were spared
the necessity of looking for it by the
discovery of a rain pool in the hollow
of a rock. Now, however, no rain hav
ing fallen for weeks, after wo had eaten
and drunk such water as remained ,in
the water skins, we determined to seek
for the cueva in order to refill the skins
and give drink to the thirsty mules.
Accordingly we began to examine the
rocky hill, and presently found a stone
archway now nearly tilled up with soil
and half hidden by thorn bushes, which
wc judged to , be the entrance to the
cueva. Having provided ourselves with
torches we lit four of them, and 1 led
Chamberlain' Cottyh Jtemcdy.
This remedy is intended especially for
, ., . .
coughs, eoldH, eroup, whooping
and influenza. It has become fi
for its cures of these disease, over a
large part of the civilized world. The
most flattering testimonials have been
received, giving accounts of its good
works; of the aggravating and per
sistent coughs it has cured ; of severe
colds that have yielded promptly to its
eothing effects, and of the dangerous
.attacks of croup it has cured, often sav-
ing tho life of the child. The extensive
( it f wh00ping t.0UKh has shown I
that it robs that disease of all dangerous
consequences. Sold by J. A. Rexho.v,
QottaL-e Grove. Joe Lyonh. Drain
And tho Bohemia Nugget for $2 per
year, cash in advance. This is without
doubt the greatest dubbing offer offered
by Oregon newspapers today. The
Oregonian is without doubt excelled by
none, in point of news both local and
foreign, is a clear print, and besides
lias that great redeeming feature, de
void of sensatiomil and disgusting
literature. Remember tho two papers,
the Weekly Oregonian and your home
apper the Bohemia Nugget for $2.
Rev. E. Edwards, pastor of tho Eng
lish Baptist Church at Minersville, Pa.
when suffering with rheumotinm, was
advised to try Chamberlain's Pain
Balm, Ho says: "A few applications
of this liniment proved of great service
tome. It subdued tho infhunationand
relieved tho pain. Should any sufferor
profit by giving Pain Balm a trial i
will please mo. For salo by J. A. BuNt
son, Cottage Grove, Job Lyons, Drain
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Grove public cehool:
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i .it.ii, v.Hteh. Guv MrtHtowm, Myrtle
: Wutklu. Sovlo Nunn, Wiwlor ltakir. ,
Albert ShiuldH. Atthur 1UIW. 1J"M;
Frwlrjek-on. Louis MoKlbbuu, 'rank,
. liuwley, Uimrloy AUslcwon, lwnyj
; iioom ii.
' Helen CnniiniiiK, Krnmt Lincoln. ,
Hazel lli'iuiHi, Amu Carper, llnfl
llemiMiwiiy, Jwuph MeKU'lMn, ui'iie
Whipple, Kiiinni Job, Frank Kn.
Nellie jThilderx, Sherman S"'
m .!.. ViHiteh. Hvn Alexander, Frank
Mnrklev, Hurt wm-n,
Allen linker, Siwlu
Ilawloy, Leo Stroud.
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Grace CummiiigH, Minnie MeKlbbon,
Delia Durham. Lena Fredrickum. Katio
Kuuwlton. Lucy . lob, Dora Spoug, l.o
hind Condon, .Stanley Martin, Norman
liuwley, William Haw ley. Chester
lliirtfhel Allison. Daniel
Thoimw, Ken Sunford, linren.-o Wells,
Welshire Bristow, tiny Van Itipor.
Oliver Klsen, l-Mdie Finnerly, Meirr.o
Finnerty, I'huiley lliimbrie, Heritor
liuwley". Jimmie Harms, Charley Me-Kiln-m",
K.Inu ILunbrie, l'thel Knowl
t it, Stella Morton, F.tta Spoil),', .Mabel
N.-ttie liurdiek, Hemic Harmec, Alma
Morton, Neva Perkins. Ida TIioiiihk,
Geo. Witldem, John Waldern, Frank
Whipple, Samuel Bennett, Win. Corey,
Chris Jackson, Murl Jackson, Ktra
M. K. CIICKC1I.
Hereafter the MTviws at tlio Metho-,
(list Kpiscopul clitireh will bo aa fol
low?!: Sunday school at 10 a. 111.
rruneliiiiK every 11, 2nd and 3rd Sun- j
duyant 11a. in. and 7:!i0 p. in. Kp-
worth League at (1:30 p.m. Prayer'
tneetinc every Thursday eveniinj at 7 :!50.
Let iih hear the Gospel "it in the tower
of Go.l." StnuiBL'H and friends are '
made welcome to all meeting.
M. O. ltiiiXK, Pastor.
Rev. F. A. Rous tho widely known
evanjjelint who ereaton n reut inteieHt.
mid htir in the hourtrt of people wheie
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inniat the MetliiMNt ehiireh in Cottage
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CoitsiBoGiove, I jine County, Orfffis.
January 1 1, 1W9.
To Am: Contnkk:
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expended at leant 200. work "4
labor on ouch of the two minmS
cliiiiiiH known and ieconl.il in lli
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county, in order to hold Haiti prennwj
under t he proviMloim of section 'J3'J4 Eel
vixed HtntuteH of the United Ktatrtl
being the amount required to Inililthl
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the hosnital Ht Honolulu. In Ilorl 1
Kong, in tho American trenchei '
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profits. Freight paitl. Credit siren
Drop all trashy unoflicial war boo-
wiiuit iree. Address, F. T Iinroc'-
bec'y., star Insurance Bldg., Chicago.
Admiral Sampson is more of
political wire puller than a soldier,
and he will hitch to the wrong
wire one of these days and It vriH
break with him.
The recent storm was a severe
one but as yet no great damage i
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