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    THE DAILY CAPITAL JQT RNAL. SALEM. OREGON SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1916,
A.COIJAII DOYLE
Copyright, 1912,
CHAPTER V.
"Question."
"AROI.T3 was at his post, as
ii.-) i id 1 , when I got to the Ga
zelle oltlce.
"Well," he cried expectant-
J', "what may It run to? I'm think
ing, young man, you have boon In the
wars. Don't toll me Hint he assaulted
JOU."
I "We had a III tie difference at first"
1 "What a mau It Is! What (lid
y.ui do?"
"Well, he becnnio more reasonable,
jiiiul we hud a chut. Rut I got nothing
out of him nothing for publication."
"I'm not sure about that. You got
r black eye out of hlni, and that's for
publication. We can't have this reign
;fif terror, Mr. Mulono. We must bring
i f io man to his bearings. I'll have a
leaderette on hlni tomorrow that will
x.'tlse a blister. Just give nie the ma
terial and I will engage to brand the
(fellow forever, l'rofessor Munchau
Honhow's that for an Inset headline?
Blr John Mundovlllu redivivus-Cagll-
"Wo can't have this rei(,n of torror, Mr.
Malone."
oitro-nll the Impostors and bullies In
history. I'll show him up for the
fiawl he Is."
"I wouldn't do that, sir."
,' "Why not?"
i 'Jieoause he Is not a fraud at nil."
"What!" roared MeArdle. "You don't
mean to say you really believe this
mult of his about. inniuninths anil in n
lotions and great sea Halrpents?"
"Well, I ilou'l Know about tint 1 . 1
1 Mi't. think he makes any claims of
that kind, lint I do believe ho has got
Miiethlng new."
"Then, for heaven's sake, man, write
If up!"
"I'm longing to, but all I Know he
give me In conlhleiue anil on condi
tion that 1 didn't." I condensed Into
a few sentences the professor's narra
tive. "That's how it standi."
MeArdle looked deeply Incredulous.
"Well, Mr. Malone," lie said al last,
"about this scieuiitlc meeting lonluht.
There ran be no privacy about thai,
anyhow. I don't suppose any paper
w ill want to report 11, for Waldron has
li"cn reported nlreudy a dozen limes,
noil no one Is aware that t'hallenger
ill sicak. We may get a scoop f we
Jie lucky. You'll be there lu any case,
ho you'll Just give us a pretty full re
fit. I'll keep space up to midnight."
hen 1 met Tarp Henry at the Sav
n,e eluh he win skeptical In the ex
dome, hut he promised to come to thi
meeting
When we arrived at the hall we
found a much givnler concourse, than
1 had expected. A line of electric
broughams discharged their little ear
goes of while bearded professors,
.c lille the dark si renin of humbler H,
ileslrlaus who crowded llirough the
tiiched doorway showed that the mull
euro would be popular as well as scl
eolllle. Indeed, It became evident o
os as ooii as wo bad taken our seals
dint a youthful and even boyish spirit
v. as abroad In the gallery and the back
portions of llm hall. Looking behind
me, 1 could see rows of faces of the
f'imlllar medical student type, Ap
ptivntly the great hospitals had each
h 'lit down thr-lr contingent. There
v. as a great di'iimnst ration on the en
trance .of l'rofessor t.'hallenger when
b passed down to lake his place at
the extreme end of the front row of
the pint form. Such u yell of welcome
broke forth when his black Ward first
protruded round the comer that I ho
gin to suspect Turp Henry was right
o his miriulsy mid that this assem
blage was there not merely for the
s.ike of the lecture, but because It had
g d rumored abroad that the famous
professor would take part III the pro-
I 'H'dlllgS.
There was Koine Hympathetlo laugli
i t on his entrance among (he front
l "in lies of well dressed spectators as
di.imh the demonstration of the stu
dents In this Instance, was not unwel
'Hue to them. That greeting was, In
deed, a frightful outburst of sound, (ho
mnoiir of the carulvora cage when tin)
i""P of the bucket bearing keeper Is
li Hid lu the distance. There wss Hit
by A. Conan Doylo.
offensive tone lu It, perhaps, and yet In
the main It struck-me ns mere riotous
outcry, the noisy reception of one who
amused and interested them, rather
than of one they disliked or despistd.
Challenger smiled with weary and tol
erant contempt, as a kindly man would
meet the yapping of n litter of pup
pies. He wit slowly down, blew out
his chest, passed his hand caressingly
down his beard and looked with droop
ing eyelids and supercilious eyes at the
crowded hall before him. The uproar
of Ills advent had not yet died away
when Professor Ilonald Murray, the
chairman, and Mr. Wnldron, the lec
turer, threaded their way to the front
and the proceedings began.
l'rofessor Murray will, I am sure, ex
cuse me If I say that he has the com
mon fault of most Englishmen of be
ing Inaudible. Why on earth people
who have something to say which Is
worth hearing should not take the
slight trouble to learn how to make It
heard Is one of the strange mysteries
of modern life. Their methods are as
reasonable as to try to pour some pre
cious stuff from the spring to the reser
voir through a nonconducting pipe,
which could by the least effort be open
ed. Professor Murray made several
profound remarks to his while tie and
to the water carafe upon the table, with
humorous, twinkling aside to t lie sil
ver candlestick upon his right. Then
lie sat down, and Mr. Waldron, the
famous popular lecturer, rose amid a
general murmur of applause, lie was
a stern, gaunt man, with n harsh voice
and an aggressive manner, hut he had
I he merit of knowing how to assimi
late the Ideas of other men and to pass
llicin on In a way which was lulelllgl
ble and even Interesting to the lay pub
lie, with a happy knack of being funny
about, the most unlikely objects, so
Hint the precession of the equinox or
the foundnlloii of a vertelirnte became
a highly humorous process as treated
by him.
It was a blrdseye view of creation,
as Interpreted by srlenre, which, In
language always clear and sometimes
ploturesiUc, he unfolded before, us.
He told us of the globe, a huge mass
of flaming gas llarlng llirough the
heavens. Then lie pictured the solidill
callnn, the cooling, Hie wrinkling
which formed the mountains, the
steam which turned to water, the slow
preparation of the stage upon which
was lo be played (he Inexplicable
drama of life. On the origin of life
llself he was discreetly vague. That
the germs of It could hardly have sur
vived the original roasting was, lie de
clared, fairly certain. Therefore It had
come Inter. Had It. built llself out of
I lie cooling, Inorganic elements of the
globe? Very likely. Had the germs
of It arrived from outside upon a me
teor? II was hardly conceivable. On
the whole, the wisest man was the
least dogmatic upon the point. We
could not, or at least wo hud not suc
ceded up to dale in making organic
life In our laboratories out of Inorganic
materials. The gulf between the dead
and the living was something which
our chemistry could not as yet bridge,
lint there was a higher and subtler
chemistry of nature, which, working
wllh great forces over long epochs,
might well produce results which were
Impossible for ns. There the matter
must be left.
"Question!" boomed a voice from the
ila I form.
Mr. Waldron was a strict disclpllimri
an Willi a gift of acid humor, as had
been exemplified on many and varied
occasions, which made It perilous to
Interrupt. Iilni. put tills Interjection
appeared to hlni so absurd that he was
at a loss how lo deal with It. So looks
the Shakespearean who Is confronted
by a rancid ISnconlan or the astrono
mer who Is assailed by a lint earth
fanatic. He paused for a moment and
then, raising his voice, repealed slow
ly the last, words of his speech.
"Question!" boomed the voice once
more,
Waldron looked with amazement
(long the line of professors upon the
platform until his eyes fell upon the
figure, of Challenger, who leaned back
lu his chair with closed eyes and an
amused expression, as If he were smil
ing lu his sleep.
"I see," snld Waldron, w ith a shrug.
"It Is my friend Professor Challenger,''
and mold laughter he renewed his lec
ture as If tills was a final explanation
and no more need be said.
Put the Incident was far from lielng
closed. Whatever path the lecturer
took amid the wilds of the past seem
ed Invariably to lend blui to some ns
serllon as to extinct or prehistoric life
which Instantly brought the same
bulls' Ih'IIow from the professor. The
audience began to anticipate It and to
roar with delight when It came. The
packed benches of students Joined in,
lud every time Challenger's beard
opened, before any sound could come
forth, there was a yell of "Questlou!"
from a hundred voices and an answer
ing counter cry of "Order!" find
"Shame!" from as many more. Wal
dron, though a hardened lecturer and
a strong man, became rattled. He
hesitated, stammered, repeated him
self, got snarled In a long sentence and
finally ttirncil furiously upon the cause
of his troubles.
"This Is really Intolerable!" he cried,
(flaring across the platform. "I must
ask you, Professor Challenger, to cease
these Ignorant and unmannerly Inter
ruptions." There was a hush over the hall, tbe
students rigid with delight at seeing
the high gods on Olympus quarreling
among themselves. Challenger levered
his bulky figure slowly out of his chair.
"X must lu turn ask you, Mr. Wal
dron," he said, "to cease to make as
sertions which are not lu strict ac
cordance with scientific fact."
The words unloosed a tempest.
"Shame! Shume!" "Give hlra a hear
ing!" "Put him out!" "Shove him oft
the platform!" "l'alr play!" emerged
Tha Words Unloosed a Tempest.
from a general roar of amusement of
execration. The chairman was on his
feet flapping both his bauds and bleat
ing excitedly. "Professor Challenger
personal views later," were the solid
peaks above his clouds of inaudible
mutter. The Interrupter bowed, smiled,
stroked bis beard and relapsed into his
chair, Waldron, very Hushed and war
like, continued his observations. Now
and then as he made an assertion he
shot a venomous glance at his oppo
nent, who seemed to be slumbering
deeply, with the same broad, happy
smile upon his face.
At last the lecture came to n end
1 am Inclined to think that it was a
premature one, us thn peroration was
hurried and disconnected. The thread
of the argument had been rudely
broken, and the audience was restless
and expectant. Wnldron sat -down,
and after a chirrup from the chairman
Professor Challenger rose and advanc
ed to the edge of the platform. In
the Interests of my paper I took down
his speech verbatim.
"Ladles and gentlemen," he began
amid a sustained lulerrupliou from the
back, "I beg pardon ladies, gentle
men and children. I must apologize. 1
had Inadvertently omitted a consid
erable section of tills audience." (Tu
mult, during which the professor stood
with one baud raised and his etior
mous head nodding sympathetically as
If he Were bestowing it ponllllc.il bless
ing upon the crowd.) "I have been
selected to move a vote of thanks to
Mr. Waldron for the very picturesque
and Imaginative address to which we
have Just listened. There nre points
In It with which I disagree, and It has
been my duly to Indicate them as they
arose, but. none the less Mr. Waldron
has accomplished his object well, that
object being to give a simple and In
teresting account of what lie conceives
lo have been the history of our plane;.
Popular lectures are the easiest to lis
ten to, but Mr. Waldron" (here he
bemned and blinked at the Icetirer)
"will excuse me when l say that they
are necessarily both superficial and
misleading since they have to be grad
ed to the comprehension of an Ignorant
audience." (Ironical cheering.) "Pop
ular lecturers are lu their nature para
sltlc." (Angry gesture of protest from
Mr. Waldron.) "They exploit for fume
or cash the work which lias been done
by their Indigent and unknown breth
ren. One smallest, new fact obtained
in the laboratory, one brick built Into
the temple of science, far outweighs
any secondhand exposition which
passes an Idle hour, but can leave no
useful result behind it. I put forward
this obvious rotlectlon, not out of any
desire to disparage Mr. Wnldron In
particular, but that you may not lose
your sense of proportion and mistake
the acolyte for the high priest." (At
this point Mr. Waldron whispered to
I lie chairman, who hall' rose and said
something severely to his water ra
rate.) "Hut enough of this!" (I.oud
and prolonged cheers.)
"Let. me pass to some subject of
wider Interest. What Is the particular
point upon which I. as an original in
vestigator, have challenged our lectur
er's accuracy? It Is upon the perma
nence of certain types of animal life
upon the earth. I do not speak upon
this subject as an amateur nor, I may
add, as a popular lecturer, but 1 siH-ak
as one whose scientific conscience
compels him to adhere closely to facts
when I say that Mr. Waldron Is very
v rong lu supposing that because he
ha never himself seen a so called pre
historic animal therefore these crea
tures no longer exist, luey uie in
deed, as he has said, our ancestors,
hut they are, If I may use the expres
sion, our contemporary ancestors, who
can still be. found, with all their hid
eous and formidable characteristics,
If one ba but the energy and hardi
hood to seek their haunts. Creatures
which wore supposed to be Jurassic,
monsters who would hunt down and
devour our largest and fiercest mam
mals, still exist." (Cries ofi'Bosh!"
"Prove It!" "How do you know?"
'Question!") "How do I know, you
ask me? I know because have vis
ited their secret hauuts. I know be
cause I have seen some of them."
(Applause, uproar and a voice, "Liar!")
"Am I a llur?" (General hearty and
noisy assent.) "Did I hear some one
say that I was a liar? Will the per
son who called me a liar kindly stand
up that I may know hiinV" (A voice,
'Here he Is, sir!" And an Inoffensive
little person In spectacles, struggling
violently, was held up among a group
of students.) "Did you venture to call
me a liar?" ("No, sir, no!" shouted
the accused, and disappeared like a
laek-ln-the-box.) "If any person In
this hull dares to doubt my veracity I
shall be glad to have a few words with
him after the lecture." ("Liar!")
"Who said that?" (Again the inoffen
sive one, plunging desperately, was
elevated high in the air.) "If I come
down among you" (General chorus
of "Come, love, come!" which Interrupt
ed the proceedings for some moments,
while the chairman, standing up and
waving both his arms, seemed to be
conducting the music. The professor,
with his face flushed, his nostrils di
lated and his beard bristling, was now
In a proper Berserk mood.) "Every
great discoverer has been met with the
same Incredulity the sure brand of a
generation of fools. When great facts
aro laid beforcyou you have not the
intuition, the imagination which would
hold you to understand them. You
can only throw mud at the men who
have risked their lives to open new
fields to science. You persecute the
prophets! Galileo, Liarwin and I"
(Prolonged cheering and complete In
terruption.) CHAPTER VI.
A Call For Volunteers.
I.L this Is from my hurried
notes taken at the lime, which
give little notion of the abso
lute chaos to which the as
sembly had by this time been reduced.
So terrific was the uproar that several
Indies had already beaten a hurried re
treat. Grave and reverend seniors
seemed to have caught the prevailing
spirit as badly as the students, and I
saw white bearded men rising and
shaking their fists at the obdurate pro
fessor. The whole great audience
seethed and simmered like a boiling
pot. The professor look a step for
ward and raised both his hands. There
was something so big and arresting
and virile In the man that the clatler
and shouting died gradually away be
fore his commanding gesture and his
masterful eyes. He seemed to have n
definite message. They hushed to
hear It.
"I will not ilelnln you," he said. "It
Is not worth It. Truth is truth, and
the noise of a number of foolish young
men and, I- fear I must add, of their
equally foolish seniors cannot affect
the malter. 1 claim that 1 have open
ed n new Held of science. Yon dispute
It." (Cheers.) "Then I put you to the
test. Will you accredit one or more
of your own number to go nut ns your
representatives and test my statement
In your name?"
Mr. Suiuincrlcc, tbe veteran professor
of comparative anatomy, rose mining
the audience, a tall, thin, bitter man.
with the withered aspect of a theolo
gian. He wished, be said, to ask Pro
fessor Challenger whether the results
to w hich he had alluded in his remarks
had been obtained during a journey to
the headwaters of the Amazon made
by him two years before.
Professor Challenger answered that
they had.
Mr. Suuimerlee desired to know how
It was that Professor Challenger claim
ed to have made discoveries In those
regions which had been overlooked by
Wallace, Hates and other previous ex
plorers of established scientific repute.
Professor Challenger answered that
Mr. Sumineiice appeared lo be confus
ing the Amazon with the Thames, thai
It was In reality n somewhat larger
river, Hint Mr. Suinnicrlee might be In
terested to know that, with the Ori
noco, which communicated with It,
some 50,000 miles of country were
opened tip, and that In so vast n space
i was not Impossible for one person to
(bid w hat another had missed.
Mr. Siiuimoiiee declared, with an add
smile, that he fully appreciated the dif
ference between the Thames and vthc
Amazon, which lay In the fact that any
assertion about the former could be
tested, while about the hitler It could
not. He would be obliged If Professor
Challenger would give the latitude ami
the longitude of the country lu which
prehistoric animals were to be found.
Professor Challenger replied that he
eserved such Information for good rea
ons of Ids own, but would be prepared
to give It with proper precautions to n
.oiniiiiltee chosen from the audience.
Would Mr. Sunimeiiee serve on such
a committee and test his story in per
son?
Mr. Siiniineiice -Yes, I will. (Great
chceiing.)
Professor Chaleitger -Then I guaran
tee that I n III place lu your hands such
material as will enable you to find your
way. it Is only right, however, since
Mr. Summeiiee goes to check my state
ment that I should have one or more
with htm who may check hlni. I will
not disguise from you that there are
dltticultles and dangers. Mr. Smmner
lee w ill need a younger colleague. May
I ask for volunteers it
It Is thus that tho great crisis of a
man's life springs out ut him. Could
1 have Imagined when 1 entered" that
hall that I was about to pledge myself
to a wilder adventure than had ever
come to me in my dreams? But
Gladys was It not the very opportu
nity of which she spoke? Gladys
would have told me to go. I hud
sprung to my feet. I was speaking,
and yet I had prepared no words. Tarp
Henry, my companion, was plucking
at my skirts, and I heard him whis
pering: "Sit down, Malone! Don't
muke a public ass of yourself." At the
same time I was aware that a tall,
thin man with dark, gingery hair a
few seats In front of me was also
upon his feet. He glared hack at me
with hard, angry eyes, but I refused
to give way. ,
"I will go, Mr. Chairman," I kept re
peating over and over again.
"Name! Name!" cried the audience.
"My name is Edward Dunn Malone.
I am the reporter of the Dally Gazette.
I claim to be an absolutely unpreju
diced witness."
"What is your name, sir?" the chair
man asked of my tall rival.
"I nm Lord John Roxton. I have
already been up the Amazon. I know
all the ground and have special quali
fications for this investigation."
"Lord John Itoxton's reputation as
a sportsman and a traveler Is, of
course, world famous," said the chair
man. "At the samo time it would
certainly be ns well to have a member
of the press upon such an expedition."
"Then I move," snld l'rofessor Chal
lenger, "that both these gentlemen be
elected as representatives of this meet
ing to accompany l'rofessor Summer
lee upon his journey to investigate and
to report upon he truth of my state
ments." And so, amid shouting and cheering,
our fate was decided, and I found my
self borne away In the human current
which swirled toward the door, with
my mind half stunned by the vast new
project which had risen so suddenly
before it. As I emerged from the hull
I was conscious for a moment of a
rush of laughing students down the
pavement and of an arm wielding a
heavy umbrella, which rose and fell In
tho midst of them. Then, amid a mix
ture of groans and cheers, Professor
Challenger's electric brougham slid
from the curb, and I found myself
walking under the silvery lights of
Itegeut street, full pf thoughts of
Gladys and of wonder ns to my fu
ture. Suddenly there was a touch at my
elbow. I turned and found myself
looking into the humorous, masterful
eyes of the tall, thin man who had
volunteered to be my 'companion on
this strange quest.
"Mr. Malone, I understand," said he.
"We nre to be companions what? My
rooms are just over tho road in the
Albany. Perhaps you would have the
kindness to spare me half an hour, for
there are one or two things thut I bad
ly want to say to you."
Lord John Roxton and I turned down
Vigo street together and through the
dingy portals of the famous aristocrat
ic rookery. At tho end of a long drab
passage my new acquaintance pushed
open a door mid turned on an electric
switch. A number of lamps shining
through tinted shades bathed the whole
great room before us In n ruddy radi
ance. Standing In the doorway mid
glancing round me, I had a general im
pression of extraordinary comfort and
elegance combined with an atmos
phere of masculine virility. Every
where there were mingled the luxury
of the wealthy man of taste and the
careless untidiness of the bachelor.
One by one he took out a succession
of beautiful rifles, opening and shut
ting them witli a snap and n clang
and then patting them as ho put them
back into the rack ns tenderly ns a
mother would fondle her children.
"This is a Bland s .577 axile express,"
said he. "I got that big fellow Willi
It." lie glanced up nt a stuffed white
rhinoceros. "Ten more yards and he
would have added me to his collection.
"On that conical bullet his one chance
liaiiKs.
Tla the wenk one's nuvantngo fair.
"Hope you know your Gordon, for
he's the poet of the horse and the gun
and the man that handles both. Now,
here's a useful tool .470, telescopic
sight, double ejector, point blank up
to tbree-lifty. That's the title I used
against Peruvian slave drivers three
years ago. I was the Hail of the Lord
up In those parts, I may tell you,
though you won't find it lu any blue
book. There are times, young fellah,
when every one of us must make a
stand for human right and justice or
you never feel clean again. That's why
I made n little war on my own. De
clared it myself, waged it myself, end
ed it myself. Each of those nicks Is
for a slave murderer a good row of
them what? That big one is for Pe
dro Lopez, the king of them all, that I
killed hi a backwater of the rtitomayo
river. Now, here's something that
would do for yon.'" He took out a
beautiful brown and silver rltle. "Well
rubbered at the stock, sharply sighted,
five cartridges to the clip. Y'ou ran
trust your life to that." He handed It
to mo and closed the door of his oak
cabinet.
"Lly the way,'' ho continued, coming
nack to his chair, "what do you know
of this Professor f'hallenger?"
"I never saw him till today."
"Well, neither did I. It's funny we
should bth sail under sealed orders
from a man we don't know. He seem
ed an uppish old bird. Ills brothers of
science dou't seem too fond of hlni.
either. How came you to take an In
terest In the affair?"
I told hlni shortly my experiences of
the morning, and he listened Intently.
Then he drew out a map of South
America and laid it on the table.
"I believe every single word ho said
to you was the truth," said he earnest
ly, "and, mind you, I have something
to go on when I speak like that South
America Is a place I love, and I think.
If you take It right through from Da
ricn to Fuego, it's the grandest, richest,
most wonderful bit of earth upon this
planet.'"
That night, wearied as I was after
the wonderful happenings of the day,
I sat late with MeArdle, the news edi
tor, explaining to him the whole situa
tion, which he thought important
enough to bring next morning before
the notice of Blr George Beaumont, the
chief. It was agreed thut I should
write home full accounts of my ad
ventures in the shape of successive
letters to MeArdle and that these
should either be edited for the Gazette
as they arrived or held back to be pub
lished luter, according to the wishes
of Professor Challenger, since we
could not yet know what conditions he
might attach to those directions which
should guide us to the unknown land.
In response to'a telephone inquiry wo
received nothing more definite than a
fulmiuation nguinst the press, ending
up with the remark that if we would
notify our boat he would hand us any
directions which he might think It
proper to give us at tho moment of
starting. A second question from us
failed to elicit any answer at all save
a plaintive bleat from his wife to the
effect that her husband Was in a very
violent temper already and that she
hoped we would do nothing to make it
worse. A third attempt later In tho
day provoked a terrific crash and a
subsequent message from the Central
Exchange that Professor Challenger's
receiver had been shuttered. After
that we abandoned all attempt at com
munication. And now, my pntient readers, I can
address you directly no longer. From
now onward (if, indeed, any continua
tion of this narrative should ever reach
you) it can only be through the paper
which I represent. In the hands of
the editor I leave this account of tho
events which have led up to one of
the most remarkable expeditions of all
time, so that If I never return to Eng
land there shall be some record as to
how the nffuir came about. I am writ
ing these Inst lines in the saloon of the
Booth liner Franclsca, and they will
go back by the pilot to the keeping of
Mr. MeArdle. Let me draw one Inst
picture before I close the notebook
a picture which is the last memory of
the old country which I hear away
with me. It is a wet, foggy morning
In the late spring. A thin cold rain is
falling. Three shining mncklntoshed
figures nre walking down the quay;
making for the gangplank of the great
liner from which the blue peter is fly
ing. In front of them a porter pushes
a trolley piled, high with trunks, wraps
and gun cases. Professor Suuimerlee,
a long, melancholy figure, walks with
dragging steps and drooping head, us
one who is already profoundly sorry
for himself. Lord John Roxton steps
briskly, and bis thin eager face beams
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"That big one is for Pedro Lopez, the
king of them all."
forth between bis hunting cap and his
mntller. As for myself, I nm glad to
have got the bustling days of prepara
tion and the pangs of leave taking be
hind me, and I have no doubt that I
show it in my hearing. Suddenly, just
as we reach the Vessel, there Ls ni shout
behind us. It is Professor Challenger,
w ho had proinied to see us off. He
runs afler us, a pulling, red faced,
Irascible figure.
"No, thank you," says he. "1 should
much prefer not to go aboard. 1 have
only a few words to say to you, and
they can very well be said where we
nre. I bog you not to imagine that 1
am In any way Indebted to you for
making tills Journey. 1 wouid have
you to understand that it Is n matter
of perfect indifference to me, and I re
fuse to entertain the most remote sense
of personal obligation. Truth is truth,
and nothing which you can report can
affect It lu any way, though it may cx
elle the emotions aiyl allay the curiosi
ty of n number of very Ineffectual peo
ple. My directions for your Instruc
tion nnd guidance nre in this sealed
envelope. You will oxmi it when yon
reach a town upon the Amazon which
Is called Mamies, but not until the date
and hour which nre marked upon the
outside. Have I made myself clear? I
leave the strict observance of my con
ditions entirely to your honor. No, Mr.
Malone, I will place no restriction upon
your correspondence, since the ventila
tion of the facts Is the object of your
Journey, but I demand that yon shall
give no particulars as to your exact
destination and that nothing be ac
tually published until your return.
Go.Mby," .
So he turned UHu his heel, and a
minute later from the deck I could sea
his short, squat figure bobbing about
In the distance as he made his way
back to his train. Well, we are well
down channel now. There's the last
bell for letters, and It's good by to the
pilot Weil be "down, hull down, on
the old trail" from now on. God blesa
all we leave behind us and scud us
safely back.
(Continued next Saturday)
KINGSTON ITEMS
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Follis spent Sun
day in Stayton.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Harold and lit
tle son Ray, went over to Corvallis
Sunday with Clias. Cladek in his nw
car.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Flood and little son
attended church in Btayton Hnmlay and
spent the remainder of the day at tHa
Arthur Leffler home.
Liston Darby and wife and Miss
Harie Hinkle were callers at the Q.
F. Harold home Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. George Reaume of Malem it
visiting .it the Arthur Kelly bnme tha
week.
Titus Archer is building a new
wood houso this week.
S, G. Colo of Jordan stayed over
night at the Curtis Cole home Satur
day.
Oliver Baker motored over to Albany
Saturday.
V. J. Phillips drove "nome a nice
bunch of beef steers last week.
Ed Roberts motored over to Kings
ton Sunday morning in the Overland
he recently purchased.
Adam Schliel was a Stayton Viaitot
Mond.iy. Stayton Mail.
AN AUTISTIC SUICIDE
Sag Harbor. N. Y., May 2(5 Seizing
two highly charged clectiiu wires, Lieu
tenant Clarence Alvin Bicliards, coi-
ander of the United states destroy
er Fanning, was instantly killed to
day in the power station here. Night
watchman Christian declared Richards
deliberately committed suicide.
Richards was supposed to be aboard
his vessel maneuvering with the At
lantic flee off Gardiners bay. IIo ap
peared at the station early in the)
morning, attired in civilian clothes,
rushed in and grabbed the wires.
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