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Never had hfs mind Been so quick, so
I clear, so wonderful In Its understanding
I of what had heretofore been Intricate
and elusive Impulses of his strange
nature. His determination was to meet [
Poggln; meet him before anyone else
had a chance —Poggln first—and then
the others! He was as unalterable
*ln that decision as If on the Instant
of Its acceptance he had become stone.
' WhyT Then came realization. He
was not a ranger now. He cared noth
ing for the state. He had no thought
of freeing the community of a danger
ous outlaw, of ridding the couhtry of |
an obstacle ta Its progress and pros
perity. He wanted to kill Poggln. It,
wns significant now that he forgot the
other outlaws. He was the gunman, 1
the gun-thrower, the gun-fighter, pas
sionate and terrible. His father's
Mood,"that dark and fierce strain, his
mother's spirit, that strong and un
quenchable spirit of the surviving pio
neer —these had been in him; and the
killings, one after another, the wild
and haunted years, had made him, ab
solutely In spite of his will, the gun- j
man. He realized It now, bitterly,
The thing he had intelligence
enough to hate he had become. At
last he shuddered under the driving,
ruthless, Inhuman blood-lust of the
gunman. Actual pride of his record 1
Actual vanity In his speed with a
gun I Actual Jealousy of any rival 1
Dnane could not believe It Bnt
there he was, without a choice. What
he had feared for years had become
a monstrous reality. He stood strip
ped bare, his soul naked—the soul of
Cain. And at the utter abasement
the aoul he despised suddenly leaped
and quivered with the thought of Ray
Then came agony. He loved the
girl. He wanted her. All her sweet
ness, her fire, and pleading returned
to torture him.
At that moment the door opened, and
Ray Longstreth entered.
"Duane," she said, softly. "Captain
Mac Nelly sent me to you." •
"But you shouldn't have come," re
"As soon as he told me I would
have come whether he wished It or
not. You left me—all of us—stunned.
I had no time to thank you. Oh, I do
—with all my soul. It wns noble of
you. Father Is overcome. He didn't
expect so much. And he'll be true.
But, Duane, I was told to hurry, and
here I'm selfishly using time."
"Go, then —and leave me. Ton
mustn't unnerve me now, when there's
a desperate game to finish."
"Need It be desperate?" she whisp
ered, coming close to him.
"Yes; It can't be else."
Her eyes were dark, strained, beau
tiful, and they shed a light upon
Duane he had never seen before.
"You're going to take some mad
risk," she said. "Let me persuade
yon not to. You said—you cared for
me—and I—oh, Duane—don't you
The low voice, deep, sweet as an
old chord, faltered and broke and
Duane snstalned a sudden shock
and an Instant of paralyzed confusion
Rhe moved, she swept oat her hinds,
and the wonder of her eyes dimmed
In a flood of tears.
"My God I You can't care for mer
he cried, hoarsely.
Then she met him, hands outstretch
| "But I do —I do!"
Swift as light Duane caught her and
held her to his breast He stood hold
ing her tight, with the feel of her
warm, throbbing breast and the clasp
of her arms and flesh and blood reali
ties to fight a terrible fear. He felt
her, and for the moment the might
of It was stronger than all the demons
that possessed him. And be held her
as If she had been his soul, his
strength on earth, his hope of heaven,
against his lips.
The strife of doubt all pasaed. Ha
found his sight again. And there
rushed over him a tide of emotion un
utterably sweet and fall, strong like
an intoxicating wine, deep aa his na
ture, something glorious and terrible
as the blaze of the sun to one long In
darkness. He had become an outcast;
a wanderer, a gunman, a victim of
circumstances; he had lost and suf
fered worse than death In that loss;
he had gone down the endless, bloody
trail, a killer of men, a fugitive whose
mind slowly and inevitably closed to
all except the Instinct to survive and
a black despair; and now, with this
woman In his arms, her swelling breast
sgainst bis. In this moment almost of
resurrection, he bent under the storm
of passion sod Joy posalble only to
him who bad endured so much.
"Do you care—a Uttlar he whis
He bent over her, looking deep Into
the dark, wet eyes.
She uttered s low laugh that was
half sob. and her arms slipped up
to his neck.
"A little! Oh, Duane —Duane —a
Their lips met In their first kiss.
The sweetness, the fire of her mouth
seemed so new, so strange, so Irresist
ible to Duane. His sore and hungry
heart throbbed with thick and heavy |
beats. He felt the outcast's need of
love. And she gave up to the enthral
ling moment. She m«t him half-way.
GRAHAM, -N. C., THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1917
returned kiss for kiss, dnsp for clasp,
her face scarlet her eyes closed, till
her emotion overcame her and she fell
back upon his shoulder,
i Duane suddenly thought she was
going to fulnt He divined then that
she had understood him, would have
denied htm nothing, hot even her Itfe,
In that moment But she was over
come, and he suffered a pang of regret
at his unrestraint
Presently she recovered, and she
drew only the closer, and leaned upon
him with her face upturned.
I He felt her hands on his, and they
were soft clinging, strong, like steel
i under velvet He felt the rise and
"My God! You Can't Care for Mel"
fall, the wnrmth of her breast. A tre- j
mor ran over him. He tried to draw
back, and If be succeeded a little her
form swayed with him, pressing closer.
She held her face up, and he wns com
pelled to look. It was wonderful now:
white, yet glowing, with the red lips
parted, and dark eyes alluring. But
that was not nil. There wns passion,
unquenchable spirit, woman's resolve,
deep and mighty. I
"I love you, Duane I" she said. "For •
my sake don't go out to meet this out-!
law face to face. It's something wild i
In you. Conquer It If you love me."
Duane became suddenly weak, and '
when he did take her into his arms
sgaln he scarcely had strength to lift
her to a seat beside him. She seemed
more than a dead weight. Iler calm
ness had fled. She was throbbing, pal
pitating, quivering, with hot, wet
cheeks and arms that clung to him
like vines. She lifted her mouth to
him, whispering, "Kiss me!" She
meant to change him, hold him.
Duane bent down, and her arms
went round his neck and drew him
close. With his lips on hers he seemed
to float away. That kiss closed his
eyes, and he could not lift his head.
He sat motionless, holding her, blind
and helpless, wrapped In a sweet, dark
glory. She kissed him—oae long, end
less kiss—or else a thousand times.
Her lips, her wet cheeks, her hair, the
softness, the fragrance of her, the ten
der clasp of her arms, the swell of
her breast —all these seemed to Inclose
Duane could not put her from him.
He yielded to her lips and anna,
watching her, Involuntarily returning
her caresses, sure now of her Int-nt
fascinated by the sweetness of her,
bewildered, almost lost. That was
what it was to be loved by a woman.
His years of outlawry had blotted out
any boyisb love, he might have known.
This was what he had to give up—
all this wonder of her sweet person,
this strunge fire be feared yet
loved, this mste his deep and tortured
soul recognized. Never until that
moment had he divined the meaning
of a woman to a man. That meaning
was spiritual In that be saw there
might have been for blm, under hap
pier circumstances, a life of noble
deeds lived for such a woman.
"Don't go! Don't go!" she cried,
as be started violently.
"I must. Dear, good-by. Remember
I loved you!"
He pulled ber hands loose from his,
"Itay, dearest—l believe—l'll coma
bsck!" be whispered.
These last words were falsehood.
He reached the door, gave one last
piercing glance to Ox forever In mem
ory that white face with Its dark,
staring, tragic eyes.
He fled with that moan Uke thunder,
death, hell In his ears. To forget her,
to get back bis nerve, be forced into
mind the Image of Poggln—Poggln bad
sent the cold sickness of fear to bis
marrow. There was • horrible thrill
In his sudden remembrance that
Poggln likewise bad been taunted with
fear of him. The dark tide over
whelmed Duane, and when he left
the room he was fierce. Implacable,
steeled to any outcome, quick like a
panther, somber as death. In the thrall
of this strnnge passion.
There waa no excitement In the
street He crossed to the bank corner.
V - I
A clock Tnslde pointed the. hour of
two. He want through the door into
the vestibule, looked around, paased
up the steps Into the benk. The clerks
were at their desks, apparently busy.
But they showed nervousness. The
csshier paled at sight of Duane. There
were men—the rangers—crouching
down behind the low partition. All
the windows had been removed from
the Iron grating before the desks.
The safe was closed. There WAS no
money In sight. A customer came In,
spoke to the cashier, and was tcjd to
Duane returned to the door. He
could see far down the street, out
Into the country. There he waited,
and minutes were eternities. He saw
no person near him; he heard no
sound. He was Insulated In his un
At a few minutes before half psst
two a dark, compact body of horsemen
appealed far down, turning into the
road. They came at a sharp trot—
a group that would have attracted
attention anywhere at any time. They
came a little faster as they entered
town; then faster still; now they were
four blocks away, now three, now two.
Duane backed down the middle of the
vestibule, up the steps, and halted
In the center of the wide doorway.
There seemed to be a rustling In his
cars through which pierced sharp,
ringing dip-clop of Iron hoofs. He
could see only the corner of the street
But suddenly Into that shot loan
limbed dusty bay horses. There was
a clattering of nervous hoofs pulled
*to a halt. I
| Duane saw the tawny Poggln spenk to
his companions. He dismounted quickly. |
They followed suit Tbey had the man
ner of ranchers about to conduct some
business. No guns showed. Poggtn
started leisurely for the bank door,
quickening step a little. The others, I
l close together, came behind htm.
Blossom Kane had a bag In his left
hand. Jim Fletcher was left at the
curb, and he had already gathered up
• the bridles.
| Poggtn entered the vestibule first
I with Kane on one side, Boldt on the
other, a little In the rear.
As he strode In he saw Duane.
"Hell's Fire!" he cried.
Something tnslde Duane burst, ptere
i lng all of htm with cold. Was It that
"Buck Duane!" echoed Kane.
| One Instant Poggln looked up and
Duane looked down.
I Like a striking Jnguar Poggtn mov
' ed. Almost as quickly Duane threw
. his arm.
I The guns boomed almost together.
| Duane felt a blow Just before be
pulled -trigger. His thoughts cam?
fast, like the strnnge dots before his '
eyes. His raising gun had loosened I
in his hand. Poggtn had drawn quick-1
er! A tearing agony encompassed bis '
I breast. >He pulled—pulled—at ran-!
dom. Thunder of booming shots all .
about him! Red flashes, Jets of |
1 smoke, shrill yells! He was staking.
! The end; yes, the end! With fudlng
sight he saw Kane go down, then
Boldt But supreme torture, bitterer
than death, Poggln stood, mane l)ke a i
lion's, back to the wall, bloody-faced,
grand, with his guns spouting red!
All faded, darkened. The thunder
deadened. Dunne fell, seemed float
ing. There It drifted—ltay lyong-
I streth's sweet fsce, white, with dark,
! tragic eyes, fading from his sight
j. . . fading . . . fading . . ,
Light shone before Dusne's eyes—
thick, strange light that came and
went. For n long time -dull booming
sounds rushed by, filling all. It was s
dream In which there was nothing;
a drifting under s burden; darkness,
light, sound, movement; and vague,
obscure sense of time —time that wns
very long. There wos flre—creeping,
consuming flre. A dark cloud of flume
1 enveloped him, rolled htm away.
He saw then, dimly, a room that was
strange, strange people moving about
over him, with faint voices, fur awny,
things In s dream. He saw again;
clearly, and consciousness returned,
still unreal, still strange, full of those
vague and far-away things. Then he
was not dead. He lay stiff, like a
stone, with a weight ponderous ns a
mountain upon blm and all his liouud
body racked In slow, dull-beating
A woman's face hovered over him,
white and tragic-eyed, like one of his
old haunting phsntoms, yet sweet
snd eloquent. Then s tnsn's face bent
over him, looked deep Into his eyes,
snd seemed to whisper from s dis
tance : "Duane—Duane! Ah, he
After that there was another long
Interval of darkness. When the light
came sgaln, clearer this time, the
same earnest-faced man bent over him.
It wns MscNelly. And with recogni
tion the past flooded back.
Duane tried to speak. Ills Hps were
weak, and he could scarcely move
"Poggtn!" he whispered. Ills first
real conscious thought was for Poggtn.
Ruling passion—sternal Instinct!
"Poggln Is desd, liunne; shot to
places," replied MscNelly, solemnly.
"What a fight he made! He killed two
of my men. wounded others. God! be
was a tiger. He uned up three guns
before we downed him."
"Wliii —got—nwaj r
"Fletcher, the man with the horses.
We downed all the others. Duane. the
Job's done—lt's done! Why, man,
"Miss Longstreth has been almost
constsntly st your bedside. She help
ed the doctor. She watched your
wounds. And, Duane, the other niglit,
when you sank low—so low—l think
It was her spirit that held yours
back. Oh, she's s wonderful girt.
Dusne, she never gsve up. never lost
her nerve for a moment. Welt, we're
going to take you home, and she'll go
with us. Colonel Longstreth left for
Louisiana right after the fight. I
advised It There was great excite
ment. It was best for him to leave."
"Have I —a—chanco—to recover?"
"Chance? Why man," exclaimed the
captain, "you'll get well! You'll pack
a sight of lend all your life. But you
can stand that. Duane. the whole
Southwest knows Jtory, You
She Was Lesdlng an Old Lady. |
need never again ire ashamed of Mi 6 1
name Buck Duane. The brand out
law Is washed out Texas believes
you've been a secret ranger all the
time. You're a hero. And now think
i of home, your mother, of this noble
girl—of your future."
j The rangers took Duane home to
A railroad had been built since
Duane had gone Into exile. Wellston
had grown. A noisy crowd surround
| ed the station, but It Stilled as Duane
was carried from the train.
A sea of faces pressed close. Some
were faces he remembered —school-
mates, friends, old neighbors. There
was an uplifting of many hands.
Duane was being welcomed home to
the town from which he had fled. A
leadness within htm broke. This wel
come hurt htm somehow, quickened
hlia; and through his cold being, his
weary mind, passed a change. His
Then there was a white house, his
old borne. How strange, yet how reul I
His heart beat fast. Had so many,
mnny years passed? Familiar yet
strange It was, and atl seemed lungol
They carried him In, these ranger
comrades, and laid liltn down, and
lifted his hepd upon pillows. The
' house was still, though full of people.
| Dunne's gaze sought the open door.
I Someone entered—a tull girl In
I white, with dark wet eyes and a light
I upon her face. She was leading an
old Indy, gray-haired, austere-faced,
somber and sad. His mother! She
j was feeble, but she walked erect. She
was pale, shsklng, yet maintained her
Then someone In white uttered a
low cry and knelt by Duane's bed.
I Ills mother flung wide her arms with
a strange gesture.
"This man! They've not brought
back my boy. This man's his father!
Where Is my son? My son—oh, my
When Duane grew stronger It wns
•a pleasure to lie by the west window
and watch Uncle Jim whittle his stick
and listen to his tnlk. The old man
wns broken now. He told tnatiy In
teresting things about people Duane
hud known—people who had grown up
and inurrled, failed, succeeded, gone
awny, mid (lied. But it wns hard to
keep Uncle Jim off the subject of
guns, outlaws, fights. He could not
seem to divine how mention of these
things hurt Dunne. Uncle Jim was
childish now, and he had a great pride i
In his nephew, 110 wanted to hear
of nil of Iluane's exllo. And If there
was one thing more than another that
pleased him it wns to talk about the'
bullets which Duane carried in his i
"Five bullets, nln't It?" he asked, I
for the hundredth time. "Five In that
1 last scrap! By gum! And you hud
"Yes, uncle," replied Duane.
"Five and six. That makes eleven.
By gum! A man's a man, to carry
all tlint lead. But, Buck, you would
carry more. There's that nigger Kd
wards, right here In Wellston. He's
got a ton of bullets In him. Doesn't
seem to mind them none. And there's i
Cole Miller. I've seen him. Been n
bad man In his dsy. They say he
packs twenty-three bullets. But he's
bigger than you—got more flesh. . .
' Funny, wasn't It Buck, about the
doctor only beln' able to cnt one bullet
out of you—the one In your breast
bone? It was a forty-one caliber, un
nnusunl cartridge. I saw It and I
wanted It, but Miss Ixsigstreth
wouldn't part with It. Iluck, there
was u bullet left In one of Poggln's
guns, and that bullet was the same
kind as the one cut out of you. By
gum! Boy, it 'd have killed you If
It 'd stayed there."
"It would Indeed, uncle," replied
Duane, and the old, haunting, somber
But Duane was not often at the
mercy of childish old hero-worshiping
Uncle Jim. Mls« Ixngstreth wus the
i only person who seemed to divine
I Duane's gloomy wood, and when *he
was with lilni she warded off all sug
One afternoon while she was there
st the west window, a message came
for him. They read It together.
Tou bav* und the ranger service to
the IJOB* St*r BUU.
Bay knelt beside him at the window,
and he believed she meant to si>eak '
then of the thing they had shunned.
Her face was still white, but sweeter
now, warm with rich life beneath the
marble; and her dark eyes were still
Intent, still haunted by shadows, but
no longer troglc.
"I'm glad for MacNelly'* sake as
well as the state's," said Duane.
She made no reply to that- and
seemed to be thinking deeply. Duaus
shrank a little.
"The pain—ls It any worse today?" ,
ihe asked, Instantly.
"No; It's the same. It will always '
be the same. I'm ftill of tend, you
know. But 1 don't mind a little jialu." '
"Then—lt's the old mood—tne
fear?" she whlxpered. "Tell me."
"Yes. It haunts me. I'll be well
soon—able to go out. Then that—
that hell will come buck!"
"No. no!" she said with emotion.
"Some drunken cowboy, some fool
with a gun, will hunt me out in every
town, wherever I go," he went on.
miserably. "Iluck Dunne! To kill
"Hush! Don't speak so. Listen.
You remember that dny In Vnl Vetde,
when I came to you—pleaded with you
not to meet Poggln? Oh, that was a
terrible hour for me. But It showed
me the truth. I saw the struggle be
tween your passion to kill and your
love for me. I could have saved you
then hiul I known what I know now.
Now I understand that —that thing
which haunts you. But you'll never
have to kill another man, thank God!"
Like a drowning man he would linve
grasped at straws, but he could not
voice hla passionate query.
She put tender arms round Ills neck.
"Because you'll hnve me with you nl
ways," she replied. "Because always
I shall be between you and that—
that terrible 1)1 ng."
It seemed with th# spoken thought
absolute assurance of her power cuine
to her, Duane realized Instantly that
I he wns lu the nrms of a stronger
' woman than she who had pleaded with
| him that futul day.
"We'll—we'll be married and leave
Texas," she said, softly, with the red
blood rising rich and dark ID ln-r
"Yes we will, though you're laggard
In axklng me, sir."
"But, dear —suppose," ho replied,
huskily, "suppose there might lie —be
children —n hoy. A boy with his
"I pray God there will be. I do
not fenr what you fear. But even so—
hell be hulf my blood."
Dunne felt the storm rise and break
lp him. And his terror wus that of
Joy quelling fear. The shining glory
of love In tills woman's eyes made hlin
weak as a child. How could she
love him—how could she so bravely
face a future with him? Yet she held
him In her arms, twining her linnils
round his neck, and pressing close
to him. Her faith aud love and beauty
—these she meant to throw between
him and nil that terrible past. Thev
were her power, and she meant to
use ttiem nil. He dared not think of
accepting her sacrifice,
"But. ltuy you dear, noble girl
I'm poor. I have nothing. And I'm
"Oh. you'll be well some dny," she
replied. "And listen. I have money.
My mother left me well off. All she
had wns her father's — Do you under
stand? We'll take Uncle Jim und
your mother. We'll go to t.oulMlana—
to my old homo. It's fur from hero.
There's a plantation to work. There
are horses and cuttle—a great cypres*
forest to cut. (»h, you'll have much to
do. You'll forget there. You'll lenm
to love my home. It's n beautiful old
place. There ure groves where the
gray moss blows all day nnil the night
ingales sing all night."
"My darling!" cried Duane, broken
ly. "No, no, no!"
Yet he knew in his heart that he
was yielding to her, that he eoulil not
resist her a moment longer. What
was this madness of love?
"We'll be huppy," she whispered.
"Oh, I know. Come!—come!—come!"
Her eyes were closing, heavy-lidded,
and she lifted sweet, tremulous, wait
With bursting heart Duane bent to
them. Then he held her, close pressed
to him, while with dim eyes lie looked
out over the line of low hills in Ihe
west, down where the HIIII was setting
gold and red, down over Ihe Nueces
ami the wild brakes of the Ulo Grande
which lie wns never to see ngnln.
It wu* lu tills solemn and exalted
moment that Dunne accepted huppl
' ness und faced new life, trusting this
I brave und tender woninh to be strong
er than the durk mid fateful passion
that had shadowed tils past.
It would come back—that wind of
flame, that mildness to forget. Hint
driving, relentless Instinct for blood.
It would come back with those pale,
' drifting, haunting fures and the ac
cusing fading eyes, but all tils life,
always between tliem and him. render
ing them powerless, would be the faith
and love snd beauty of tills noble
OCCASION FOR GOOD LAUGH
Contemporary Points Out Opportunl.
ties That Are Offered st Dancing
"There Is n darning teachers' con
vention on up ut the Martinique. It
ought to make n gissl Josh story."
And no It ought. There Is probably
nothing* funnier than teaching dancing,
unless It be the doim-stlc troubles of a
decent family. They are both essen
tially Jimli stories, llcaven knows
there Is enough som'ire stuff In the
paper* nowadays, without missing a
chance to do something funny on a
convention of people who teach danc
ing In their home town*! It makes
one laugh Just to think of It.
When the next convention eotnes to
town, don't fall to drop In to see It.
In the flr*t place, when you go up to
the hendquarters you will see an ag
gregation of men and women who are
rather more neatly dressed than the
average New Yorker. That In Itself Is
comical. Then they will proceed to
dliwruH* uhut they have found to tie
the prevailing fashion In dancing In
thetr respective fields, and will sug
gest reforms and Improvements. By
this time yon will have to step outside
for a few minutes, you will be laugh
ing so hard.
If yon cun stand It. yon can watch
them eat at their convention dinner,
the speeches will be good comic relief
from the Inspiring but serious speeches
henrd at other banquets, dealing with
national honor and prepnredness,
j In enjoying yourself a lot depends
on knowing Just where to go to get a
good laugh.—New York World.
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11.0* A YEAR
:! RESOURCES OF THE
NATION ME n
SHOULD SUBMARINE ATTACK
AMERICAN SHIP ALL FORCES
i [ WILL RESIST.
| SHIP OWNERS IRE NOTIFIED
; Vessels May Now Mount Own* and
Will Have Full Backing of Qavarn
, ment Force*, But Bhoot-on-6lght
t Policy It Not Announcad.
Washington.—The United State*
- Government has begun actual prepar
i utions for arming Oermany'* sub
- marine Warfare. Ship owner* hav-
J in* been notifled of President Wll*
t son'* decision that he ha* full author
-9 ity to proceed with this policy, de
t tnllH were taken up *o there might be
r an little delay as"posalble In granting
i requests for defensive armanment.
When vessels nail under the policy
P of armed neutrality,, they will have
,1 the full backing of the Admlnlatra
r! Hon, expressed In the form of naval
I gun* and gunner* and war ri*k lnsur
| ance. It wan madu clear that the
d entlfe r«pources of the United SUte*
I will be ready for action *bould Oer
|( many attack an American armed ihlp
e In violation of the warning of the
m I American Government.
| The State Department* view of de
o' fenalve armament, wa* that the mere
-' appearam e of a German submarine
I perl*cope near an American armed
It vessel would entitle the ship to take
f 1 all measure* of protection on the pre
f! au nipt lon that the U-boat'* purpose
n j wa* hoitlle. Thin wa* baaed on Qer
e j many'* announcement that her lub
r marine* would attack without warn-
J | Ing any belligerent or neutral mer
it I chantmen encountered within the
B | barred zone. /
C Whether this position will be em
" | bodied in instruction* to command
j[ ers of American armed ships, and
"j whether arm* and ammunliion will
' bo furnished to vessel* carrying con
traband were up for discussion, but no
" announcement on either point was
1 1 authorized.
Presldont Wilson'* attitude has
9 j been that no step* of a belligerent
' | character should be taken and that
If a state of war come*. It muat be
j ! through Germany'* comml**lon Of
act* In clear violation of International
law. Despite the State Department'*
1 ruling, some official* are known to
feel that In line with thl* policy the
United State* should not sanction a
shoot-on sight program which might
be construed as aggression.
TORNADO IN INDIANA
KILLS MORE THAN SCORE.
; Newcastle Wrecked by Storm, Dab
age Estimated at $1,000,000.
Newcastle, Ind. —Twenty-one are
known to have been killed, aeveral are
| missing, more than 100 person* were
Injured, some fatally and property
i damaged to the extent of 11,000,000
j was the' toll of a tornado which
The damage was roughly estimated
I at $1,000,000, but may exceed that
I figure. Tho storm swpet over the
] city In a southwesterly direction, de
| mollshlng practically everything In a
| path almost two hoick* wide and
| more than ten bolck* long. For sever-
I al hours the city was entirely cut off
j from communication.
Appeals for help were sent out by
I Mayor I-eb Watklns, and Governor
| Goodrich was asked to send troop* to
i police tho city, which I* In darkness
i owing to tho demolition of the power
The exact number of dead my not
! be known for a day or two, a* prac
tically all the hodle* thus far found
have been rug out of the wreckage.
Although the skies had been threat
ening during the early afternoon,
there .was little warning of the ap
proacblng tornado. A huge funnel
i j shaped cloud suddenly appeared In
i | the west, hanging low and sweeping
| toward the city. Groups of person*
j In the streets began seeking shelter,
I men and women running wildly
I through the streets.
GEN. CARRANZA ELECTED PRES.
IDENT WITHOUT APPOSITION.
! Mexico City.—Gen. Venustlano Car
ranza was elected President of MAil
co by what Is believed to have been
the largest vote ever cast In the Re- )
Although the voters had the privi
lege of writing in or declaring any
name they desired. General ('arranta
t received all but a few scattering bal
lots, The estimated vote cast runs
all the way from several hundred
thousand to a million.
APPALLING TOTAL OF TEN
MILLION IS WAR'B TOLL
Washlngton.—More than 10.000,000
men are recorded as killed, wounded
captured or missing In the European
War In the first complete tabulation
t of official and authenticated aeml-ot
! flclal report* of the variou* belllger
! ent* Among the military propel 4.-
441,200 are reported dead: 2,698,500
wounded and 2,564,600 captured and
' mlsslne. Among civilian*, another
400,000 are figured as either dead or
wounded through the war.
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Preaching every firat and thlra ■
Sunday* ac ILQO a. m. and 7.00 p. ■-
Sunday School every Sunday at
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Prayer meeting every Xuesday at
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Graham Christian Church—N. Main
Street—Rev. J. P. Truit',
Preaching services every Sec
ond and fourth Sunday*, at li.O*
Sunday School every Sunday at
lO.uo a. in.—K. L. iiendaraon, Super
New Providence Christian Church
—North Main Street, near Dtpot—
Rev. J. O. i'ruitt, Paator. Preach
ing every Second and fourth Sun
day nlghu at v.ov o'clock.
Sunday School every Sunday ac
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Friend*—North of Graham Pub
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Preaching Ist, 2nd and 3rd Sun
Sunday School evpry Sunday at
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Main and Maple St„ H. E. Myera
Preaching avery Sunday at 11.0S
i. m. and at 7JO p. m.
Sunday School every Sunday at
4.46 a. m.—W. B. Green, Supt.
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itev. R. 8. i'roxler, Pastor.
Preaching firat and tntrd Sun-
Uavs at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m.
Sunday School every Sunday at
'.46 a. m.—J. L, Amick, Supt.
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Sunday School every Sunday at
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W. Clegg, paator.
Preaching every Second and
ourth Sundaya at 7.30 p. m.
auuday School every Sunday at
.>0 p. m.—J. Harvey White, Su
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