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Frank A. Muniey Co,
THE HONORABLE MR. BAYNES MEETS THE NOW DOMES
TICATED MERIEM AND FALLS IN LOVE WITH HER
Synopsis. A scientific expedition off the African coast rescues a
human derelict, Alexis Paulvltch. He brings nboard an ape. Intelligent
and friendly, nnd reaches London. Jack, son of Lord Groystoke. "10
original Tarzan. has inherited a love of wild life and steals from homo
to see the npe, now n drawing canl in a music hall. The npo makes
friends with him and refuses to leave Jack despite his trainer,
rnraan appears and is Joyfully recognized by the npe, for Tarzan hnd
been king of his tribe. Tarzan agrees to buy Akut, the npe. nnd send
him back to Africa. Jack and Akut become great friends. I'nulvltch
Is killed when he attempts murder. A thief tries to !:lll Jack, but is
killed by Akut. They lice together to the Jungle and take up life.
Jack rescues an Arabian girl and takes her Into the forest. He Is
wounded and Merlem Is stolen. Tho bad Swedes buy her from Kovudoo,
the black. Mnlblhn kills Jenssen fighting for the girl. Bwann comes
to the rescue nnd tukes her to his wife. Jack vainly seeks her in the
CHAPTER XI Continued.
' Merlem 'was nil expectancy. What
would these strangers be like? Would
they be ns nice to her as had Bwana
and My Dear, or would they be like
the other white folk she had known
cruel and relentless? My Dear nssured
her that they all were .gentlefolk und
that she would find them kind, consid
erate and honorable.
At last the visftors arrived. There
were three men and two women the
wives of the two older men. The
youngest member of the party was
Hon. Morison Baynes, a young man
of considerable wenlth, who, having
exhausted all the possibilities for pleas
ure offered by the capitals of Europe,
had gladly seized upon this opportu
nity to turn to another continent for
excitement and adventure.
Nature had favored him with a splen
did physique and a handsome face and
also with sufficient good Judgment to
appreciate that, while lie might enjoy
the contemplation of his superiority to
the masses, there was little likelihood
of the masses being equally entranced
by the same cause. And so he easily
maintained the reputation of being a
most democratic and likable fellow,
and, Indeed, he was likable. Just a
shade of his egotism was occasionally
apparent never sufficient to become a
burden to his associates.
And this, briefly, was the non. Mori
son Baynes of luxurious European civ
ilization. What would he the Hon.
Morison Baynes of central Africa It
were difficult to guess.
Merlem at first was shy and reserved
In the presence of strangers. Her
benefactors had seen fit to ignore men
tion of her strange past, and so she
passed ns their ward, whose anteced
ents, not having been mentioned, were
not to bo Inquired Into. The guests
found iter sweet nnd unassuming,
Iuughlng, vivacious and a never-ex-hausted
storehouse of quaint and In
teresting Jungle lore.
The Hon. Morison Baynes found
Merlem a most beautiful and charm
ing companion. He was delighted with
her from the first, particularly so,
it is possible, because he' had not
thought to find companionship of this
sort upon tho African estnte of his
London friends. They were together
a great deal, as they were the only un
married couple In the little company.
Merlem, entirely unaccustomed to the
companionship of such as Baynes, was
fascinated by him. His tales of the
great, gay cities with which he was fa
miliar filled her with udinirutlon and
with wonder. If the Hon. Morison nl
wuys shone to advantage In these nar
ratives, Merlem saw In that fact but
a natural consequence to his presence
upon the scene of his story. Wher
ever Morison might be ho must bo a
hero. So thought tho girl.
With the aetuui presence nnd com
panionship of the young Englishman
the Image of Koruk became legs real.
Where boforo It hud been an actuality
to her, she now realized that Koruk
wiih but u memory. To that memory
iihu still was loyal. But what weight
link a memory In tho presence of u fun
Anil prudently who found tho features
nt Komlc slowly involving and merg
li7tiliilo tlioKu of another, and (lie fig.
ur of " liiniH'ii, Imlf-hiilci'il 'i'anniin
mini ywnM a liliulfl'Clolliud mid Hliir
Jr HhkIIkIiiiiii" nutrlilo ii hunting pony.
TImi nun. ilmUun Miiyno wiih U
4Ujg Willi MurlW UWi Hi" vera (Kin
one evening after the others hud re
tired. Earlier they had been playing
tennis, n gmo in which the Hon.
Morison shone to advantage, as, In
truth, he did In most all manly sports.
He wns telling her stories of Loudon
nnd 1'nris, of balls and banquets, of
the wonderful women und their won
derful gowns, of the pleasures and
pastimes of the rich and powerful.
Merlem was entranced. His tales
were like fairy stories to this little
Jungle maid. The Hon. Morison loom
ed Inrge and wonderful und magnifi
cent In her mind's eye. He fascinated
her, and when he drew closer to her
after a short silence nnd took her hnnd
she thrilled as one might thrill beneath
the touch of u deity a thrill of exalta
tion not unmixed with fear.
He bent his Hps close to her enr.
"Merlem I" he whispered. "My little
Merloni I May I hope to have the right
to call you 'my little Merlem?' "
The girl turned wide eyes upward to
his face, but It was In shadow. She
trembled, bufshe did not draw uwny.
The man put an arm about her und
drew her closer.
"I love you !" he whispered.
She did not reply. She did not know
what to sny. She knew nothing of
love. She had never given It n thought.
"Merlem!" He Whispered. "My Little
But she did know that It was very
nice to he loved, whatever it meant.
It wns nice to have people kind to
one. She had known so little of kind
ness or affection.
"Tell me," he said, "that you return
His lips came steadily closer to hers.
They had almost touched when a
vision of Koruk sprung like a miracle
before her eyes. She saw Korak's fucc
closo to hers, sho felt his Hps against
her Hps, and then for the first time she
guessed what lovo meant.
She drew uwuy gently.
"I am not sure," she said, "that I
lovo you. Let uh wult. There Is plen
ty of time. I urn too young to marry
yet, und I am not sure that I should
bo happy In London or Purls. They
rather frighten mo."
Sho was not sure that she loved
him I That came rather In the nature
of a shock to the Hon. Morlson'H van
ity. It seemed Incredible that this lit.
tie barbarian should hiivo any doubt
whutover uh to tho iluMlrublllly of tho
Hon. Morison UtiynoH.
IIo glunced down lit Die girl's pro
file. It wuh bullied In tho silvery light
of Hid grout tropic moon. HIiu wuh
Murium roue. Tho vlhlun of Koruk
wuh Htlll Iwforo hur,
"(Jooij iilulit," h!iu Milil. "II In utmost
loo bmiullful U luiiv4.H HIiu wined hur
hand in n lomprehonslvo gosturo
which took In the starry heavens, tho
great moon, tho broad, silvered plain
nnd tho dense shadows In tho distance
that marked tho Jungle. "Oh, how I
love It I"
"You would love London more," ho
said earnestly. "And London would
lovo you. You would bo n famous
benuty in any capital of Kurope. You
would have the world at your feet,
"Good night," she' repeated, and left
A Night Ride.
Merlem nnd Bwann were sitting on
tho veranda together tho following
day when u hor.-oinnn appeared In tho
distance riding across the plain toward
Bwana shaded his eyes with his hand
and gazed out toward the oncoming
rider. Ho was puzzled. Strangers
were few In central Africa. Even the
blacks for n distance of many miles In
every direction were well known to
htm. No white man came within n
hundred miles that word of his com
ing did not reach Bwann long before
the stranger. His every move wns re
ported to the big Bwana Just what
animals he killed and how many of
each species, how he killed them, too,
for Bwann would not permit the use
of prusslc acid or strychnine, and how
Ito treated his "boys."
But here was evidently one who hnd
slipped Into the country unheralded.
Bwann could not Imagine who tho ap
proaching horseman might he.
After tho manner of frontier hospi
tality the globe round, he met the new
comer nt the gate, welcoming him even
before he had dismounted. He saw a
tall, well-knit man of thirty or more,
blond of hair and smooth-shaven.
There was a tantalizing familiarity
about him that convinced Bwana that
lie should be able to call the visitor by
name, yet he was unable to do so.
Bwana was wondering how n lone
white man could have made his way
through the savage, unhospltable miles
that lay toward the south. As though
guessing what must be passing through
the other's mind, the strnuger vouch
safed an explanation.
"I came down from tho north to do n
little trading and hunting," ho said, j
"and got way off the beaten track. My
head man, who wns tho only member '
of the safari who had ever before been j
In tho country, took sick nnd died. We ;
could find no natives to guide us, and
so I simply swung back straight north.
We have been living on tho fruits of
our guns for over a month.
"Didn't have an Idea there wns a
white man within a thousand miles of
us when wo camped last night by n
water hole at the edge of tho plain.
Tills morulns: I started out to hunt and
saw the smoke from your chimney, ho I
I sent my fcun hearer back to camp
with the good news and rode straight
over here myself. Of course I've heard j
of you everybody who comes Into cen-1
WHY COAT WAS UNBUTTONED
Private, Unable U Speak English,
Gives Explanation After His
A prlvntc of foreign extraction re
cently appeared at reveille with ids
overcoat unbuttoned, contrary to reg
ulations, relates a cantonment corre
spondent. The colonel, who happened
to be on tho scene, noticed this dis
crepancy; he called tho man out of
the ranks, took him to his office and
delivered a stern lecturo on the neces
sity of military exactitude. During
the admonition the prlvntc maintained
a dignified silence. When the colonel
hnd finished, he pointed to tho floor.
The man went out.
Tho following morning he appeared
at reveille with his cont again unbut
toned. When the formality wns con
cluded, the cnptnln culled him to one
"Didn't the colonel tell you to keep
your coat buttoned?" ho demanded.
The private regarded him blankly.
"I say, didn't tho (.ulonel tell you
to keep your cont buttoned?"
The mnn looked nt the officer with
a puzzled expression.
"Mo no splk English," lie nfllrmcd
Fearless Japanese Official.
Of all the eccentric characters In
Japan, one of tho most famous and
distinguished Is probably Viscount Dr.
InaJIro TnJIrl, president of tho Im
perial board of audit. Ho flatters no
body, not excepting himself, says a
correspondent, and Ih fenred by all
who ure not sincere. Tho Into I'rlnco
KntHiira was once scolded by hlin, und
not long ago Huron KIiIIiuhiiwii waxed
hot in anger fit n public meeting uh ho
rose to refute tho clmrgoH of eoiiiiuor
clul corruption which Viscount TuJIrl
hud miido ngaliiHt Jnpnn'H buslneHH
world (it large. IIo Ih outspeken when
ho thlnkH tho occiimIoii deiiinndH out
spokunnoHH. FonrloHsnoHH of public
opinion or rldlciilo Ih ilruiinitlnilly ex
oiiipllfled In tho very Hlinpht und unpro.
toiilloiiH llfo that ho Ih leading. I f Ih
food Im of (ho hliuploHt viirlitiy. IIo
dully eiirrliM to llui ofllru u lieuto box
IHUd wllli 1 1 i'o und hoiiiu plelilml plum,
trntl ilmlliu tho lino! 'w '' '"M
aviir htuub In U Hpiirlun lu'iuli.
tntl Africa doH and I'd ho mighty
Kind of permission to rest up nnd hunt
around hero for 11 couple of weeks."
"Certainly," replied Bwana. "Malto
yourself nt home."
They hud reached the verundn now,
and Hwnna wuh Introducing tho stran
ger to Merlem nnd My Dear, who hiul
Just comu from tiio huugalow'ii Interi
or. "Thin Is Mr. Hanson," ho said, using
tho name tho man had given him. "IIo
Is a trader who has lost his way In tho
Jungle to tho south."
My Dear nnd Merlem bowed their
acknowledgments of the Introduction.
Tho man seemed rather III at case In
their presence. III!) host attributed thlM
to tho Tact tlmt his guest wiih unaccuss
turned to the society of cultured wo
men, und so found a pretext to extri
cate him quickly from IiIh seemingly
unpleasant position and lead him nway
to his study and tho brandy and soda,
which were evidently much less em
barrassing to Mr. Hanson.
When the two had left them Merlem
turned toward My Dear.
"It Is odd," sho said, "but I could
almost swenr that I had known Mr.
Hanson In the past. It Is odd, but
quite Impossible," and sho gave tho
matter no further thought.
Tor Hired' weeks Hanson had re
mained. During this time ho said that
his boys were resting and gaining
strength after their terrible ordeals In
tho tiutracked Jungles to tho south, but
ho hnd not boon as Idle as he appeared
to have been. He divided his small
following Into two parts, Intrusting
tho leadership of each to men whom
he believed lie could trust.
Ono party he moved very slowly
northward along tho trail that connects
with tho great caravan routes entering
tho Sahara from thu south. The other
he ordered straight westward with or
ders to halt and go Into permanent
camp Just beyond the great river which
marks the natural boundary of thu
country that the big Bwnna rightfully
considers almost his own.
To his host he explained that ho was
moving his safari slowly toward tho
northr-ho sold nothing of tho party
moving westward. Then onu day ho
announced that half his Iiojh hail de
serted, for a hunting party from the
bungnlow hnd come ncross ids north
erly camp, and he fearejl that they
might have noticed the reduced num
bers of his following.
And thus matters stood when ono
hot night Merlem, unable to sleep, rose
and wandered out Into the garden. Tho
Hon. Morison hud been urging his suit
onco mora hut evening, and tho girl's
mind wns In such n turmoil that she
had been unable to steep.
Hanson, the itranger, shows
unusual Interest In Merlem and
watches closely the movements
of the girl and her new lover.
(TO in: CONTINUED.)
Then Head for Statehouie.
Major 1. Dale, who has a smokers'
establishment In Ohio street, says tho
Indianapolis News, tins a relic of the
Civil war Hint Is causing the soldiers
of today considerable worry. Major
Dale's father. Colonel Dale, wns tho
commander of the Fourth Missouri
cnvnlry during the Civil wnr.
Among thu relics left by tho col
onel wuh n poster announcing- u me-t-lug
of soldiers nt tho statehouso In
Jefferson City. Mo. This poster Is
now tho property of tho son here.
"Several days ago," snys thu owner
of tho poster, "I put tho relic In the
window of my store, thinking It would
Interest passcrsby. The poster calls for
a meeting of soldiers at tho Ntatehousu
at 8 o'clock. I guess I'll huvo to take
It down us tiio soldiers In town from
Ft. Harrison read the thing nnd then
bond for tho stiitehouse. They don't
observe It closely or they'll discover
tlmt It Is dated 1805 and that tho state
house mentioned wuh In Jefferson City,
Will Not Visit "Meat Houses."
In Tokyo, says Good Health, u ccr
tain class of Jupaneso are adopting
tho practlco of outing meat, as they
have acquired the habit of using to
bacco und drinking whisky, through
their desire to linltnto tho westerners.
Some have an iden that by llesh-eat-lug
they may ho ublo to Increnso their
slzo and vigor.
It Ih noticeable, however, that tho
JapnnoHO women rcfuso to eat meat
and will not visit tho restaurants
where ment Is Hcrved, which uro known
uh "meut houses." Tho Jupaneso wom
en regard It Improper to visit such
Largo quantities of hydrochloride of
soda are now being used In thu laun
dry of a certain hospital for destroy
ing uilcro-orgiiiilHiiiH und removing
HtaliiH, without appreciably Injuring
tho fabrics, This solfitlo Ih prepared
by thu electrolyslH of u I per cent solu
tion of common suit und wider.
Question of Rights.
I'eoplo generally iiiiilerNland Hint
their liglilH mid ill llio point whom llm
oilier fellow's liegliu Mit Um Irpiihhi
coiiii'H In iliiUtnitlnlnif lliu locutlcu of
Unit point, Euiiinn,'u.
(Prepared by OrcBon Agricultural Collo)
Oregon huttor mnkorH making huttor
that will go Into storage at hoiuo
slago of Its way to tho coiiMiimur find
that It pay to glvo special attention
to making storage butter, hIiico not
all butter Iiiim hooping qualities even
under Ideal Hlorngo conditions, sny
V. I). C'luippoll. assistant professor of
dairy nmnufucturo. IIo nxplnlmi how
It Is done an follows:
Tho two fundamental factors of
keeping quality are quality of cream
and quality of workmanship. Nearly
till cream Im received In sour condi
tion, because Oregon creamery men
are not always ullvo to thu need for
cream Improvement. When tho man
ngor Ih after volume rather than qua)'
Ity tho butter maker cannot,widl bo
blamed for tho poor quality of oream
received. Only by proper handling
can butter with fnlrly good keeping
qualities bo miulo from sour or second
('hurtling temperaturo Is doubtless
thu most Important factor uf good
butter. At this season of tho year It
should bu kept at such point n to
allow control not only of molHturo but
likewise tho body of thu finished pro
duct. Overworked huttor doo not
keep well, and Is likely to bo greasy
or sticky. Not enough worked, It will
likely ho porous and leaky. Thu body
should bo firm after thu butter milk
lias been drained. Tho firmer It Ih tho
more working It will stand without be
coming greasy or sticky. It should
not bo so firm uh to become tallowy bo
foro moisture Ih added. If so firm that
It Ih difficult to Incorporate moisture
the butter tuny ho worked about ton or
twelve revolutions In thu wash water,
the water drained off, salt added and
then worked to a ffrm, waxy body.
It does not pay to ruin tho hotly of
the butter to Incorporate another per
cent of molHturo.' It does pay to put
in tho amount necessary to tho best
product'. Each pound of moisture
means CI cents, but If Incorporated at
tho expeuso of u sticky product It
means n discount of ono per cent or
If butter Is leaky it may bo Incor
porated with the right amount, of molH
turo, unit added wot In a trench, and
tliii huttor worked to n firm, waxy
body. Water enough Is added to tho
salt merely to dampen, not soak It.
This helpH dissolve tho milt without
so, much working ns to damage the
huttor texture. Storage butter should
bo only lightly salted.
Mold must bo prevented, with pres
ent prlcoH of materials, labor and but
ter fat. Mold growth causes Hovornl
pounds' Iohh to each cube and builds
a mighty hnd reputation for tho brand.
Since all Oregon butter Ih pasteurized
mold troubles como from Htorngo con
ditions where tho cubes, wrappers nnd
cubo HuurH nro kept Tho Htorngo
quarters should ho light and dry.
Paraffining will protect tho cubes and
prevent tho woody taste often proHont
In Htorngo butter, and tho cubo liners
may ho boiled in n three per cent Halt
solution. High humidity In the re
frigerator Ih a source of mold, und u
good cont of whitewash will do won
ders to provont mold.
Oregon City. After eight yeura of
Idleness tho machinery at tho old lum
ber mill In tho northern part of tho
city, near GreenpolnL Hturtod Into
motion last week, and railroad ties are
now being mnnufnctiired by thu Jack
son Lumber company,
Salem. Full Investigation of alleged
paving Irregularities on the part of
tho Bhiko-Compton Co. of McMiun
villo In connection with tho Siiloin
Aurora unit of tho 1'aclflc highway
wiih Hturtod laHt weok by Highway
Salem. Bon W. Olcott will not ro
sign uh secretary of stato. It Ih now
practically iiHHurod that iiu will retain
this office, along with tho office of
governor, until his term of secretary
of Htnto oxplroH noxt year.
AHtorla. Tho old ClatHop mill re
Hiimed oporatloiiH Haiurduy morning
nfter a shut-down of several months
and will engage In tho cutting of fir.
Thu plant will employ about 180 men.
Oregon City, W. I'. Iluwloy, who
donated to tho city his historic homo
of I)r, John McLoiighllu, founder of
Oregon City, wuh elected to honorary
uiemborHhli In tho MoLoughllii Mem
orial IIHHIKlllltloil nt tho iiiiniial moot
liiK Monday, Tho homo Iiiih boon re
stored mid Ih lodiitod In n nightly Hpot
In u (illy park block overlooking llm