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CHAPTER III Continued.
left matter o the sltuatloa, old Se
doK puraued bis invefltiutlons. The
falpliad filled vflih snd 1a the neigh
both 00a 01 tue CAMsin'fl quarteri.
ws this very point thst attracted the
dally fisherman's attention.
tihoyels were secured and the boys
were ordered to delvw tbelr way into
the captain's room. It was easy to find
tue door slsee tbe sand only extended
about half way to the eeiliBg of the
, While the boys were shoveling, back
the dripping sand, old Seadog was al
ternately on tbe lookout inside and out
tie let nothing on the stranded vesee
escape his observation and kept a eoa
etant vigilance oat over the bay to see
that no one.was approaching.
"ill can make sure tnat they were
aboard my future 1b ne longer an hh
eeitainty." said the old man as he
mused to himself. "It was lmposeibl
for any one to Burvive," he continued
"The whole crew and alt aboard weat
to the bottom of the sea and the crabs
Wlll.have disfigured their bodies be
yond recognition before they rise to the
svrface. And even should they escape
these busy scavengers they may drift
buck to7 the ocean where they will furn
VM I.WVI IVl U9 SCSI MCUS
The dsheimen were already scspiol
09a of old Beadog and whea driven from
the wreck at the muscle of his gun tney
Immediately returned to the village
and spread the news.
"Tbe officers ought to take tbe nat
ter la hand," said ce.
"Yes, he Is up to stealing the ship
sad cargo." said another.
The justice of tbe peace was appealed
to as well as tbe village constable, bat
these two functionaries declared that
they bad only Jurisdiction oa the Una
And not on the sea.
"Bat the pillaging should be atop
ped," insisted tbe honest fishermen.
When tbe Justice ox the peace saw
that bis neighbors were bent on some
legal action, he informed them
iSuVdaber oourts had jurisdiction
irrs; that the governmeat
itself would act If it -were informed
that the vessel 'was a foreign, one aad
tUht, the c&naaly cf the' tioantry from
which the veisel came would protect It
from the hands of the land pirates.
Astoria then had her customs offi
cials and she had a United States com
jnissioner. . Cape .Disappointment had
her liRbthouse.' bat it was before tbe
days of telephone and telegraph service
at thai point and there was no Way to
communicate with the, government
authorities at Astoria, sixteen miles
away on tbe south bank of the river,
'except by crossing the stream la
But those men of the river wete not
slow In arranging for the trip. A smal
sail boat was launched and three of the
aaost intelligent weat aboard and were
eoon cutting their way across noztb of
Saad Island as fact as the wind could
Old Seadog's watch fal eye did aot
let them escape unnoticed, and he
knew that ordinary matters did not
prompt his neighbors on such a Jout
"Dig for your lives, boys; lift out
that sand 1 We may have trouble b
foxe oar Job is done. Borne of those
halfbreeds have gone to Astoria to
raise trouble and we must get well and
through before tbe storm blows back
Old Seadog did not mean to disturb
the property left on the vessel. He
had a personal motive in view. His
Mission was not ia quest of gold J
neither would he have carried away
the smallest thing of Intrinsic value,
bat would have risked his life and that
erf his boys for that which he sought
While delving their way lato the
eabia they came upon saaay valuables.
These were cast aside as so much rub
bish. Gold a.id si Iter trinkets were
thrown hpoh the heaps of saad as if
tb'ev were of ao value.
It was several hours alter they had
begun work aad old Siwdog was already
aastias uneasy glances toward the
south side of the river when the boy
struck the sea captain's Iron chset.
While battling with Hie storm the
rooking, tossing vessel bad thakea this
heavy .receptacle, from Its usual plaee
aad. had hurled it about ths room like
a plag pong ball. But like a wedge it
bad been drive into a heap of fur
nitBre and baggage Jammed together la
case eorper of the reesa aad backed by
these and the heavy baak of sand piled
upee the top of the whole, it seemed a
thiaras solid aad immovable as the
hull of the vessel itself.
It was at this ertsu that old Beadog
dissevered a revenue eutter appreash-
Ib from tbe south, at wbese helas
floated the stirs and stripes.
"Kxert yettrselve. boys, eswrt your
selves 1 for yor . lives, wr all U for
naashtl those foe Is have laferaed the
o fleers sad they will ram bettpoass,")
said the old aa.
Thaa ihev all eat to aad swve
their eaergy to seeurinf the iron chest.
The old man' Abaadoaad his lookout
aad Joined tha boys ,1a the work, The
Uiabera were Jaiorleoked a beat It ad,
atjfcf sawe ilate deeply icaheddsd in
"Get the eapsUa lever. Voya; get,
the eapstaa, We mast have her bow
or K Will be too late!" exelalmed the
exeiWd old Seadog.
,Bome wewtttrS'iiM neeif aneariaea
the ship's tool rem aad with tw
9t te cjeMW'Mm tuey iwt
to work with renewed vlgoi.
"fry down to the left, boys, pry
down to tbe left I" shouted the father
Already the exhaust of tbe govern
merit launch could be heard as it slowed
up to weigh anchor at a safe distance
from the sandbar.
It would only require tbe lowering
of a boat and a few strokes of the oars
to land the officers upon the fithermea
Fortune had always favored old Sea
dog and It favored him again. With
heavy lurch thev brought the chest
from under the timbers that held it
Fortune doubly" favored him. When
tbe iron receptacle had been turned
round it was found that the keys stil
remained ia the lock. The captain
bad possibly attempted to open it at
the last moment and had been driven
out by the waves.
"Bush outside, boys: rush outside
I will do tbe rest I'' commanded the
stern old parent. The boys were
barely ia time. They were confronted
by the officers immediately upon climb
lag to the deck.
"In the name of the government
mon, we proclaim you our prisoners
calmly spoke one of tbe officers.
The boys looked bewildered but
spoke not in tbe absence of their fath
ert to whom they had alwaya looked
lor adv.ee and guidance.
But thp old man was busily engaged
With a surprising quickness he had
opened the chest and tore from it tbe
register roll. Then he closed the
chest, locked it and cast the keys into
the water at the lower end of the hole
Then he climbed out through a port
hole at the rear, hurriedly secreted
the roll in the sand at a safe distance
from the vessel, climbed back through
and joined his boys who ware prison
ers on deck. But befote be had hidden
the parchment upon which the ship'
register was made he bad turned
through it quickly. His eyes bad
rested upon two names. This brought
from fc.Di the ejaculation t
"Old Seadog rejoices at last; old
Seadog rejoices at last: old Seadog has
cause to rejoice! In the language of
the convict who swam to the Diamond
Isles, 'the woild belongs to old 8eadog
After releasing the old-man and the'
child from their entanglement they
were carried to tbe nearest flaherman
cabin. The man, though lashed to the
spar and pinioned to the earth by the
driftwood was held no closer than was
tbe babe. His arms held it like
vise. They had been so long about if
that they bad formed like clasps
around the .body and, benumbed Jby
the cold, they were as difficult to pry
apart as are the cieepera which hold
viae in its upward climb.
young as it was, only a lew weeks
old, the infant possessed more vitality
thaa did its aged protector. It
stretched forth its little hands and legs
with surprising strength and cried plti
fully, though in a voice that showed
that its lungs were still strong and
But the old man scarcely breathed.
He opened his dull eyes for a moment
aad stared blankly into the faces 'of
those directly in the line of his vis
ion, and then closed them. He was
unconscious of all that was going on
about him. His long gray hair hung
in strands about hie face and neck.
His silken gray beard was matted with
the sand and trash of the beach. But
for the slow pulsation of his heart he
would have been pronounced dead by
those around him.
xne women were running anout as
busy as only women can be when they
are doing Mne great att of charity.
and their devotion was increased by
the fact that some dead mother's chi d
had fallen into their hands, and each
leu a aouDie responsibility on this ac
Some were bringing dry clothing
from tbe wardrobe ofMheir own cull
dren, others were warming ow's milk
a a small basin on tbe stove, while a
more thoughtful mother was. .sharing1
the breast of her own babe with the
ittle waif. And those good women
smiled with tears in their eyes as tbe
Ittle stranger tugged greedily at its
aew found mother's breast.
"Oh, it will get along all right,"
"Yes, so long as'it eats, the signs are
good," said another.
"Just so you don't give it loo much,"
remarked aa elderly woman who was
watching the proceedings.
"But I fear it la all over with the
old gent," whispered oaeof tbe women
who had Just returned from the adjoin
ing room where tne atea were working
with the child's elderly companion.
The men were rubbing bis arras ami
legs, aaa Jreas were beta heated to
plaoe at his fet. Some brandy had
beea foreed through bis lips, but It
was slew la. SHQWlag encoaraglag
Ml eyes were ixed la his head, his
features were as pale as death. His
firm lips wars set as i( la bis last con
seioos moment he had fixed his deterio
ration upon, some given object.
Ue was a uttie more than ave feet
as he lay upon the bed. Stilt he was
rather plump and well-kept fer his age.
But his skfa was paweth And his uas
let soft whisk iadleaWd that he had
not been a man f toll.
When the hair was pushed back
from his face a broad intelligent, fere-
head was exposed. Had those fisher
men been able to read phrenologlea
signs they would have dissevered that
tbe aged man before them was no or
dinary being. His intellectual fore
head, small feet ana hands, dress and
general appearance indicated that h
had followed one of the professions.
Ia the meantime tbe village pbysl
cian arrived and aided in resuscitating
the eld man. The child gradually
passed away to sleep after its wants
were satisfied aad slept as soundly as
If its own mother still hovered over It
It was a soft sweet sleep such only as
is seen in the repose of the innocent
before the trials and tribulations of
life have come to their knowledge.
It knew not of its lost mother and
father, the fearful storm at th
hours in tbe water, the terrible night
among tbe driftwood on tne bcacb. It
slept in a repose akin to perfect bliss.
"She's a darling little girl," said
the woman who had shared her own
child's clothing with the little sleep r,
What pretty blue eyes she has,'
remarked she who had warmed the
"Such dainty little limbs," said the
woman who had run about the plat
a. a . m . a
nervously trying to do everything aad
had accomplished but little.
"ut look what pretty features- and
sweet lips," said tbe one who had
nursed the child to sleep, with an air
The child did not exceed one month
in age. It was probably vounaer. Its
light hair, fair skin and pretty blu
eyes even at so young an age showed
that it was a born beauty. Still Its
features wore much like those of the
Finlander. so many of nhom had set
tled along the Columbia in the fishing
"They think tbe old man is dying,'
said one of tbe women in a whispe:
who had been watching the men work
with tbe aged sufferer.
"Oh, such a pity," remarked the
women in a subdued chorus.
"We will never learn the child
name, or anything about the late of its
mother or lather."
"It must have been born on the vov
aga," said one, "for they say the ship
was a Finnish vessel and has beesi
marly weeks at
"Old Seadog's action in tbe matter
is a mystery to everybody. Why he
made ssch quick haste to board tbe
ship is beyond all understanding. And
he actually pointed firearms at the men
when they attempted to go aboard the
vessel," said a woman who had Just
been talking with her hutband on the
outside. "But the officers will rave
the matter out," sbe continued as the
remembered the .details ot the episode
as given her by her husband.
Then there was a commotion out
side. A fisherman had just arrived
from the sand spit. He had brought
news 01 the arrival el officers at the
scene of the wreck.
"Old Seadog and his boys are all ma
der .arrest!" was whispered from lie
to Hp"." c
(To te continued)
Ths Other Fellow's Job.
There'i a craze among us mortals that Is
cruel hard 'to name.
Wbercsoe'er you find a bumaa you wifi
find the case the tame;
You may seek among the worst of mea ez
seek among- the best.
Asa you'll nna that every person is pre
cisely like the rear
believes that his real calliag
alone some other line,
Thaa the one at which he'a workiar
take, for instance, yours aad mine.
From the meanest "me-too". creature te
the leader of the mob.
There's a universal cravlns for "the etk-
er fellow's job,"
There are- millions of
busy world to-day.
Each a drudge to him wh holds It, baft
to him who doesn't, play:
Every farmer's broken-hearted that fat
youth he missed his calL
While that same unhappy .farmer, la the
envy or us all.
Any task you care to mention
vastly better lot
Than the one especial something which
you happen to have gob
There a but one sure way to smother
Envy'e heartache and her sob:
Keep too busy, at your own, to waat
"the other fellow's, job."
The Word Plonlc.
The derivation of the word picnic Is
uncertain. In London Notes and Que
ries of 1853 attempts wers i mads to
.trace its origin.
"Under a French form the word ap
pears in a speech of Robespierre, 'C'est
id kqu'll dolt m'accuser, et non dans
les plquesnlquos.1 An earlier Instance
occurs in one of Lord Chesterfield's
letters, dated October, 1748."
Another writer of the same date
tries to trace the word from France
into Italy. Starting with the assump
tion that piquenique In French Implies
a rartv at which each truest nrovldes
some particular dish or performs some
special duty, he finds the Italian ex
pressions nlcchla (duty) and plccola a
iriuing service), ana rrom inese as
coins plccola nlcchla (picnic).
X French" encyclopedia, 1843, has it
that the word is compounded of the
simple Bngllsh pick (to choose) and
nick (In the nick of time, oa the spur
of tbe moment), la France the term
Is also used for Indoor picnics.
! A Doaaestto CheC
Mrs. Ds Style (after glvlag her erdet
for diauer) Qaa yen remember all thttl
Mew GirlSure, it's a IT reach !
yes thlfek Ot am.
"It w ear erduisry eesapaay ataae.
Qaesta are expected, yea knew."
"Wall, mum. Ol'Il jaet make yea aa
01 risk stew, aa' tfcla yea a sett t
talagfl ftt te sult.y'rsilres, aa'.aaU this
as sany aose-eraekia' jrresea aassea as
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