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    The Pirate of .
Author of "Tho Count at HArvard," etc
Copyright, ip08. by J. D. Llpplncott Company. All rights reserved.
llA Til
romance of
power and
brought in
that gives great spirit and
tKe Atlantic coast
is the author of this entrancing serial, and his gifted pen
has done fine work in depicting events that are stirring
and entertaining. There is the mysterious Ship and the
modern Pirate; there is beautiful Barbara Graham, a
fine young girl to admire and love, and the gallant ad
venturer, who meets with some thrilling experiences!
The air of the mystical about the story is warranted by
an absorbing and well devised plot
The Pirate of Alastair is essentially a story of the
times, recently written, copyrighted, and is a serial having
features that commend it to every reader as a capital
romance. We bespeak for this narrative a very favor"
able reception, and do not hesitate to pronounce it one
of the leading romances of its class modern, interesting,
and having all the elements of a splendid story.
Ton know Alastair? No how should
you? Very few people know it, and I
have done my best to keep the secret to
myself. The place lies, however, not so
Very far from great cities on the Atlan
tic coast. You take a train northward
from Boston, and when you reach the
y.roper station you alight and climb into
a countryman's wagon, and he drives you
through the pines by a twisting, sand
built road to Alastair. You will know it
because you can go no farther, unless you
choose to drive into the waves.
Few people come to Alastair. Most
of the travelers in this part of the world
turn off about a mile inland from the
beach and go on for another mile and a
half to the Penguin Club. The latter is
full of Xew Yorkers who come to the
pines and the sea to bunt and fish and
forget Wall Street and Fifth Avenue.
.They forget it by keeping close together,
and dressing for dinner, and dancing
every other night.
Alastair itself is only a beach between
two great headlands. From the end
where my cottage stands, snugly hid in
the pines on the edge of the dunes, the
beach stretches smooth and white to a
little land-locked harbor at the farther
end. Sit on my porch and look down
along the sands to the east and you
will see a reef of rocks shaped like the
letter U that closes In a little salt water
lake with the aid of a distant cliff. It
Is not quite a lake, rather a. small in
land sea, for the tides have room to ebb
and flow. A ship is settled Into the
eands of this sea, settled upright, so
that one may walk the decks, and I
often go there of an afternoon when the
tide is low and climb on board. It Is a
good place to sketch, and I can leave
my paluts and canvas in the cabin.
I stumbled across Alastair when I was
looking for a quiet place In which to
write. I found the dilapidated cottage,
camped in it for a week, and fell so much
In love with the beach that I went to
town, bought the bonne and part of the
woods, and moved in. Charles, the man
who bad served my father before me, de
murred at first, but finally gave In, and
turned himself into cook, housemaid, and
valet for my sake.
From my balcony I can sec the distant
rocks of the little inland sea and, stand
ing up above them, the high sides of the
Bblp, and its single remaining broken
mast pointing straight ' to tho heavens.
Bometimes the stars seem to outline
where the missing spars and sails should
be. and on a bright night I can half close
my eyes and fancy Uiat I see the rigging
lighted and lanterns burning on tne quarter-deck.
There Is history hidden In that bat
tered hulk, She Is, no ordinary vessel,
nnd may once, for all I know, have been
a pirate croft. She has the long clipper
lines of swiftness, and her high, bulging
bow is of a type long past. When I
first came to Alastair I made inquiries
as to her history, but the oldest furmer
could tell me pnly that she had always
been there so far as be knew, and dis
missed the subject as of no Importance
The people of the near-by country ap
peared never to have boarded the casta
way. I felt the joys of Crusoe when I
first climbed on her deck. The name
was gone, long ago washed out by the
pea; the deck was bare, and the top of
the forecastle choked with sand. I
brought a shovel nnd dug away the ram
part drifted against (he hatches, At
Jart I could open the door and, clearing
tho steps of what, little sand had sifted
through, I descended Into the cabin. It
love and adventure of great
interest There is a charm
to this story that is manifest in every
chapter. While the incidents deal with
modern, every-day life, the author has
a glamour of the romantic
variety to happenings along
was mildewed with damp and water, but
In time, by bailing nnd letting the sun
in, I dried it out and found quite a hab
itable apartment, furnished with 'table
and chairs and a row of bunks along the
seaward aide. Whatever there had been
that was portable the first wreckers must
years before have carried off. All that
was left was a heavy oaken chest, stud
ded with brass nails, now greenish-yellow,
and when I broke the lock I found
the chest bare.
My fancy loved to play about the
ship. Often I dreamed of her and of a
man who should come up out of the sea
and tread her deck again. lie was al
ways 'a magnetic figure, and I never
could resist the call of mystery to light
beside him.
It was the most beautiful August that
I remembered. The air was clear as a
bell, and day after day the sun rose on
a tranquil world nnd smiled at it for
joy. Every morning at breakfast I would
say to Charles, "Did you ever know
such weather, Charles?" and ho would
answer. "Xo, sir, I never did, sir," and
every evening at supper I would 'say, "It
has been a glorious day, Charles, hasn't
it?" and he would answer, "It has, sir,
indeed it has, sir." My family servant
made a perfect echo.
The afternoon on which I finished the
first half of my book I sat for some time
on the porch outside my den, smoking. I
was too serene to stir. I watched the
gulls circle and skim above the pine
crowned cliff, and the lazy waves, rising
occasionally Into sparkling white caps,
lift their heads and duck again like play
ful dolphins. The tide was coming in;
I coufd mark the great wet circles on the
beach as it advanced, now receding for
a moment, but quickly recovering the
lost ground and marching on, steadily
winning over the yellow sands. It would
be high-tide by sunset or a little after;
everything was setting in from sea to
land; tho salt smell was coming strongly
on the cast wind.
About f o'clock I shut the door of my
cottage nnd started down the beach, con
scious of no further plan than to board
the ship nnd, possibly, catch something
of the late afternoon color for my can
vas. Now and again I stopped to watch
small flocks of sand-snipe scurry over
the wet, glistening sands, now to watch a
wave recede and Jpave a path of opales
cent pebbles In Its wake. There were
jewels for all the world and to spare as
long as the water bathed tho atoneo.
So. wnlklng leisurely. I camo in time
to the far end, and looked across the har-'
boring rocks to the ship. To my surprise,
a young woman stood on the deck, and
fluttering from a splinter of the mast
was a white handkerchief. She was look
ing across nt me, her hands shading her
eyes from the sunset glitter at ray back,
nnd as she taw me look up she waved
her hand beckonlngly The easy path
to the ship lay through a small break
where, the rock.8 joined .the. cliff, but this
break was some distance off. With a
smile for what I saw must hare happened
to the skippcrl I climbed over the near
est rocks and stood on the edge of the
little Inland sea. Sure- enough, tho lido
in rising had covered the causeway to
the cliff, and was pouring In, fast filling
the harbor, like tho bowl of a flooded
fountain, The water was not yet-deep;
It barely covered tho path by which tho
explorer had come, and even off the
rocks In front of It It was scarcoly up to
my knees.
TUB woman of the ship called, "I'm
marooned. I came by tho path and for
"frol all about tho tide. What shall I &?"
She pointed towards th way she had
come, but I was lu rough clothes "and
qulto used to n wetting, so I waded In
and, crossing tho shallow bowl, quickly
scrambled on to the high deck. I stood
up dripping nnd laughing.
"So you thought you'd co for a sail,'
I ABkcd, "hut didn't think you'd sail so,
far from lnnd?"
Tho girl I saw now that she couldn't
be moro than 20 looked qulwlcally at
me for a second, then milled, nnd finally
"It was such a very real ship," sho
said, "that I couldn't resist the call.
fell asleep sitting against tho gunwale,
and when I woke up tho water was over
tho path not very far over, but quite
enough to ruin theso forever." Sho
pointed to her kid slippers. "I was grow
ing desperate when I saw you on the
I-was studying the slippers; thore was
no question but that tho salt water
would ruin them. Sho inspected them
"It was very foolish of me to wear
them, but I had no Idea of going far
when I left the club. The first thing I
know, I caught a glimpse of tho wnter,
and then I forgot the slippers nnd walked
on until I camo to that cliff, nnd from
thero I saw this Httlo harbor and this
boat, and I couldn't resist that, could I?"
I shook my head. "Nobody could re
sist It."
"I had Just about come to the point
of taking them off and wading In," sho
went on, and then finished, "when
sighted you."
"I can go away again," I suggested,
"No," she said slowly; "I'd rather you
didn't do that. Thero must be some
other way out of It."
"Thero are several other ways," I nn
swered. "I've often studied tho problem
from this very deck."
I thought she looked n little btt sur
prised. "Do' you often find people ma
rooned here girls, I mean?"
"No, but I've often wondered what I
should do if I did. To tell the truth.
I've never found any ono here before, but
tho ship looks as If sho ought to bo In
habited. She's a good ship, and once
belonged to a pirate chief.
"How do you know that?" sho asked.
"By the oaken chest bclow-deck. It
has the pirate look, though thcic'a noth
ing in It."
"Yes," she said; "I made an exploring
trip and I found the chest."
"Don't you agree with rac, then?"
Again there came that quizzical look
in lier eyes, and then the smile.
"Yes," she said; "it must have belong
ed to a pirate." She stopped short and
the smile spread from her lips to her
eyes. "Shall I tell you a secret? When
I fell asleep here an hour ago I dreamed
of pirates, of a real old-fashioned buc
caneer who came up out of the cabin
fully armed, pistols in his pockets nnd In
his bands nnd n pistol clenched in his
teeth. The funny part of it is that ho
wns exceedingly polite to me. Do you
ever have such foolish dreams' as that?"
"Often; a buccaneer calls on me every
other week. I'm only waiting for the
chnnce to ship with one. I think their
ghosts must still Inhabit Alastair."
The girl s hand stole up to capture1
some loose strands of hair, nnd for the
first time I noted the tino spun gold In
the ran.
"Alastair?" she repeated. "Oh, so this
is the beach of Alastnir and you ?"
She paused. "You must be the man they
told me about at the club you live In a
cottage at the far end of the beach, nnd
write books, and never come out of your
I bowed. "I am the man," I said, "and
yonder Is my home." I pointed west
ward to where the tip of my balcony
allowed between tho dunes.
"What a beautiful little world!" she
said, nnd then, a moment later, "but
hotv lonely! Who named the place Alas
tair?" "I don't know. Its always been called
that, apparently."
"It's a lovely name. And what do you
call the ship?" ..
"Oh, just the Ship. Her other name
disappeared years and years ago."
"The Ship of Alastair. Ana do you
sometimes come on board of her to
"No. I have a den for that Some
times I come here to paint. I keep my
things In the cabin.
"Yes, I found them," she said. "Ion
see, I know n great deal moro about you
than you think."
(To he continued.)
l,rf -IIitiil-l Ilnrlirra.
"Of course left-handed persons nre
Bcnrce anyhow," Mild the mini who car
ries Ida hnbltH of observation even Into
the barber's chair, according to the
Washington Post, "but they arc mighty
Hcarce nmong barbers; in fact, have
seen hut two or threo In my experi
"But you nre Btire to notice It when
you do llnfl one. lie does Just iih elite-lent
work, but It Ih the way ho does
It that attracts your notice.
"The harbor ns n rule stands nt the
right of the customer while Hhnvlng
him, making little trips to the back nnd
to tho left only when necessary. Nat
urally, I suppose, tho left-hnnded bar
ber does Just the opposite; ho stands
most of tho tlmo lit your left.
"For that reason yon won't find n
left-handed barber In the middle of a
lino of bnrbcrs. His chair has to stand
nt ono end so that ho won't hump Irito
Uio right-handed ono next to him.
"Like most left-handed persons his
right Is more dexterous than tho left
hand of right-handed persons usually
Is, no shaves you with either hand,
but prefers the left. Ho strops a razor
Just as a rlghtrhnnded one does, how
ever, and that Is about the only point
of similarity."
No WiUkliiff.
Mrs. PBmlth Your husband hasn't
done much walking since ho bought
his auto, has ho?
Mrs. KJones I should say not He
got thrown out and broko his leg tho
first tlmo no tnca to run it -Cleveland.
In point of geographical elevation
Madrid hi the highest city in Euro?,
n.i.1.1 llnn If II II ft ft
A small house which can bo occupied
by a brood sow nnd hor llttor Is the
healthy hogs,
uvok ivi 4 muiiin
It Is tho most cleanly and sanitary,
nnd with woll-arranged yards tho pigs
can bo enrod ror witn pracucnii
In n Innc ltOUflO.
ututu t w w ft w r
A very economical and useful house
Is shown In tho accompanying cms.
Is sot on 2xC ln. runners and tho hoUso
If 0 ft. 4 In. long and 7 ft. 8 In. wldo,
A tight, smooth floor, with no cracks
or knot holes, is ossontlnl. Tho framo
will allow 10 ft boards and battoua to
bo Bawcd In two.
At ench end of the houso Is a door 2
ft. wido nnd 2 ft. C In. high, which
slips up and down between grooves or
cleats, and Is hold up by a ropo passing
through a small pulloy at tho rldgo.
It Is quite deslrablo to havo doors nt
both ends.
A necessary adjunct to a sanitary
pen Is tho ventilator In tho roof. Two
of tho 12 In. roof boards nro sawed off
coMi'urrai noci house.
a fow Inches from tho rldgo. Strips 2
In. thick nro nailed above tho battens,
which will raise tho venttlntor 3 In,
above tho roof boards and glvo ample
vontllntlon while preventing direct
drafts. Farm and Home.
Milk mill Illklncr.
Many peoplo bellovo that milk Is
ready-mndo and stored In tho udder of
tho cow Blmply awaiting tho nillkor.
This impression Is corrected by tho
statement of tho well-known scientist.
John Burroughs, who says: "Most
persons think that giving down or
holding up the milk by tho cow Is n
voluntary act In fact, they fancy
that the udder Is a vessel filled with
milk, and that tho cow releases or
withholds It just as sho chooses. But
tbo udder is a manufactory; It Is
tilled with blood from which tho milk
la manufactured whllo you milk. This
process Is controlled by tho cow's
nervous system; when sho Is oxclted
or In any way disturbed, as by a
stranger, or by taking nway her calf,
or .any othor cause, the process Is ar
rested and the milk will not flow. Tho
nervous energy goes elsewhere Tho
whole process Is ns Involuntary as Is
digestion In man and Is disturbed or
arrested In about tho same way. In
diana Farmer.
stopimure of Milk rioiT.
A very common trouhlo In ovorv
dairy Is to And nn animal with tho
point of tho teat closed, cither dim to
a bruise of teat itself or to infection
of the milk duct which causes a lit
tle scab to form, and unless this Is
properly handled with caro and clean
liness the Infection Is npt to cause a
oss of tho entire quarter. Thoroughly
wash tho part In on antiseptic solu
tion: then dip a teat nluc Into n i.nni.
Ing ointment and Insert It. allowing
same to remain from ono milking to
another. In this mannor nlosuro can
bo overcomo in a very slmnlo and .
lsfnctory way. A milking tube should
not do used if It can pobh b v bo nvnM.
ed, aB there Is much danger of In foot-
ins Uio entire quarter bv lt nn
Denver Field nnd Farm.
Vlwor In t)i Flock.
The period of usefulness of mnA
sheep varies much with tho breed as
well ns with Individuals of tho samo
breed. Some become unprofltnblo at
throo or four yenrs of nge, othorB at
ten or twelvo or oven oldor. Whr.nn.
a sheop begins to show slgnB of, weak
ness, oviaence or dlscaso or lack of
thrift and vigor It should bo romoved
from tho flock. "All Is lost that IN
poured Into a cracked dish:" nil I
loat that Is put Into an unthrifty
sheep worse than lost often, m
diseased sheep may do groat darnngo
to mo hock, nna wnon ono loses thrift
It loses Its natural nowor to rninf
easo. Nature has marked such a ono
for destruction, nnd tho shephord
should forestall nature by disposing of
It Orango Judd Rarmor.
Creamery Duller Production.
rPll n 1000 AAHDIIU . . 1 . .
...w "V" wviiaua buvu lUO tOtal
Amount, nf prMmorif ). ,
- iuitur iiiaaa in
the United States as 420,120,000 pounds.
Tn Kin! Mm fllrliro. ... 1 . ."'
..w .loutva increased to
r.11 ionnnA .. it i- . . . ..
vu,-iuVvvv, mm iv m esiimatoa that
the 1910 figures will ronM, ..n..
.wvw AUJIJT (49
900,090 pounds. '
The VnvtH Crenm flepnrnter,
Buttor making In tho homo dairy
And creamery hnn boon Almost revo
lutionized by tho Introduction of tho
farm suparntor, which sepnratos
cream from milk by a contrltugal
process. Tho shallow pun or crock
ayatom nnd tho doop-aottlng system
havo boon largely eliminated, and
with tholr oxlt a considerable part of
tho drudgory of tho household dltmp
poarod. Tho farmer la now no longor
required to make tho daily trip to tho
croamoryj ho can retain tho skim milk
to feed his calvos and pigs nnd do
llvor tho croAm, awoot, ovory othor
day, whon properly enrod for, nnd
this substitution of cream delivery for
milk dollvory by cronmory patrons
saves thorn labor nnd millions of dol
lars yearly In expense Roport Socro
tary United States Departmo'iit of
TUn tout Cud.
"I wish," said an experienced voter!
nary, "that I had all tho cloth which
tins boon wasted In manufacturing
cuds to roplaco thoso "lost" This la
ono of tho dregs of auporatltlon which
still clings In soino places. Tho cud
la returned to tho mouth after enter
ing tho first ntomnch, and ltd loss la
gonornlly nn Indication of Indlgoatlon.
This la most provnlcnt In wlntor,
whon cows nro heavily gralnod. Should
It appear In summer when thoy nro on
pasture but receiving aomo grain, It
la woll to romovo tho latter ration for
n fow days. After a day or two glvo
1 pound of Epsom salts and 2 ouncos
ground ginger root mixed In two
quarts of warm wator. After sho re
sumes hor cud teed for a tlmo on
green grnss and good liny, gradually
working back to tho grain ration.
Drnnnilta for Trra I'lnnllng?.
Holes for treo planting, according
to tho Engineering Itecord, havo boon
excavated by tho Ing Ialnnd Hall
way by blasting with dy, unite A
holo about two foot doop wns first dug
with a postholo augur at an anglo of
about 35 degrees with tho surface nnd
londcd with halt a Btlck of 40 per cent
dynamite This shot makes a holo
about two fcot deep and threo feet In
dlamotor, leaving tho earth In tho
bottom pulverized suitably for plant
ing. It 's stated that two men can
thus oxcavato 2C0 holes per ten-hour
day at a cost of about IYj cents per
1'lowern an foot!.
An Interesting development of the
uso of flowers for food la recorded In
tho dally pnpors, says tho London
Globe. The uao of candled petals of
tho violet ns n nwcotment has long
boon known, but tho practice la now
arising of preserving flowers whole.
You may now buy n hunch, say of vlo
lots, for your buttonhole and after
ward eat thorn. An a matter of fact,
a number of flowers nro habitually
eaten. Cloves, enpors, cauliflowers and
artichokes nro all flowers, or parts of
flowers, beforo tho blossoms havo ex
panded. I'lrkln for Curlntr Mwtfa,
Fourteen pounds aalt, four ounces
saltpeter, two ounces enloratus, flvo
pounds brown sugar, tnblcspoonful of
red pepper, twelvo gallons of wator,
to bo mixed In n cold state. Tho
above quantity la sufficient for 400
pounds. If tho plcklo gets moldy, boll
and cool and uso again. For pickling
bcof, four gallons of wnter, one nnd a
half pounds of brown sugar, nix
pounds salt two and a half ounces of
saltpeW to a hundred pounds of bcof.
Rural Now Yorker.
ConirrrftNloiml Hccdn.
The National Government Is becom
ing moro liberal to tho agricultural
Interests each year.' Tho appropria
tion hill has reported, covering all
appropriations mado for tho Agricul
tural Department, amounts this year
to 113,773,270, which Is an Increase
of $889,450 over that of last season
Tho forestry sarvlco has secured an
lucreaso of $500,000 for flro protec
tion. Last year's forest lircs woro an
object lesson.
I'ur Milk.
Certified milk soils In all largo cities
for about twlco tho prlco of othor
milk. It Is absolutely clean, no Im
purities being allowed to got Into tho
milk. A layer of flno cheesecloth Is
stretched over tho milk pall, a Itryor
of ahsorbont cotton is placed upon
that, then another ploco of choosecloth.
Thero Is no sediment In tho bottom
of tho milk vcssols of milk treated In
this way. It la not oxponslva either,
Wnr on llnil Heed.
flood work In detecting adulterated
soeds Is being cnrrlod on by tho De
partment of Agriculture. Of 1,471
samples of scods taken Inst year 102
samples woro found adulterated or
mlsbrandod. Tho department publishes
tho results of tho tost, togethor with
tho names of tho Arms that sold tho
seed. Iff Is clnlmod that slnctf this
work began tho Irndo In ndultoratod
soods has fnllon off greatly.
8uu Jond Hcnle, b ,
Tho San Joso scale Is tho' Insect'
that should bo sought out and fought
at all soasons of tho year. It Is a
soft-bodied Insect protected by a waxy
covering which can bo ponetrntod only
by very corrosive chemicals, Qwjrig
to Injury to foliage, those chemicals
jiniBt bo used In winter or when tho
troes uro dormant
The Aptilo Country of ISurope,
Nprmandy Is tho applo country of
Europe. Qormany la its host customer.
Tho apples 'which could not be sold
wore turned Into 73,000,00 gallons of
cider, which la tho favorite boverago
af tk Inhabitant of Nsr tkra frMM.
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war against the Ualtdfttf
1800-Brltlh Hmiiij .1
to abolish the elate tnit J
1831-Klng of the Nethtrlujjf
uuruu 1118 QeCIJlOQ OS til
dary oueitlon
and tho British pouwbul
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hanged In Boiton.
1838 Congress
tho new territory of it'i
1R40 firon 13v.lii., j . ,.
in Paris.
1851 San Franclico rlrliiw.
mltteo was formed.
1854 The Morrlmac of CM
fame was launched it
Cliarleatown nary nri
18G1 Confederates riraiti4
per's Kerry after deitrorlif
available property.
18C2 Federals under Geotra
defeated br the Onaf,
under General Jackuatl
of I'ort Republic
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to attack Richmond hoa
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at Ottawa.
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