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reiKir. tup At ITHFMTir NARRATIVE
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TREASURE DISCOVERED IN
GIVEN TO THE PUBLIC.
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n Which Wt Begin te Understand
Our Unweleom Passenger. I
Ah I yawned and looked out of my
cuius in after d.iB, about i'M
nett nioriiins, there wai bo wind at
all. and no hope of wind.
A I sIinxI out of the ft til n batch,
however, there wa enough breeie to
flutter a lilece of putfer that bad besa
ranrlit In the mainsail halyard: It flut
tered there lonely In the morning.
Nothing else was avlr but It and I,
uJ I took It up In my hand Idly. A!
1 did an George reared his bead for'ard
'Morning, (ieorge," I aald ; "I guesi
we'ie gut to run on gawillne today."
"1heie ain't no gusollne, air. It's
run out In the night."
The tanka were tilled when we
alar.ed. weren't they!" I asked.
"We can't bare nsed thein up ao
"No. air but someone has turned
the en-k ..."
I atood dated for a nioiuent, wonder
lug how thi could bare happened
Hiii a thought slowly dawned upon
"Who has charge of tbeiaT" I said.
Crorge liMiked little stupid, then
"I si-e," ! aald; and, suddenly, with
out remembering Charlie WebMer's ad
vice not to lo your temper with a ne
gro I realired that this was no aed
' oViit, but a deliberate trick, something
. Indeed III the nature of a miniature
' mutiny. Thut fluttering paper I bad
nii'ked from the halyard lay near my
htetikOtxt lalile. I hud only half read
It. Now Its liiiiort i-iiniR to me with
full force. I hud no firearms with me.
Having a quick temper, I have made it
a hxlilt all my life never to carry a gun
-because they go off ao easily. Bui
, one most esentiul purt of a gentle
man's education had beeu nilnn, ao 1
applied II Instantly on George, with
the reaull that a well-directed blow
under the ieuk of the jaw sent him
HIMiiwIIng, and for awhile speechless,
In the cockpit.
"No gasoline?" I aald.
And Iheu my passenger I must give
Win credit for the couriige put up his
head for'ard, and culled out :
"I protest against lliat; It's a cow
ardly out rage. You wouldn't dare to
ill It lo a while iimn."'
"Oh, I see," I rejoined. "So you are
the author of this precious paper here,
are yout Oimie over here and talk It
over, If you've the courage."
"I've got the courage," he answered
In a slinking voice.
"All rlghi," 1 wild; "you're safe for
ute prcaeui ttiiii, deorge, who IB ao
fowl of sleep, will take quite a nap for
a while, 1 think."
"You j:ngli4i brutel" he said.
"You English brute!" he find said
and the worili hud Impelled me to In
vile him aft; for I cannot deuy a cer
tain admiration for him that hud mys
teriously grown up In me.
Come here!" I aald, "for your lift1
H aura for the lime being. I would
Ilka to discuss this paper Willi you
He came and we read It together,
fluttering as I had seen It flutter In his
Augers as he read It for'ard to the en
glneer and to the decklmnd. It began
ihink how many we are I Think
what we could dot It lau't either that
we haven't Intelligence If only we
were to use It. We don't lack leaders
we don t lack courage wa don't lack
martyrs; an are ready"
I stopped reading.
"Why don't you alart thenr I asked
"We're waiting for Jamaica," ha an
awerefl ; "alie'a Hlmoit ready."
it sound a pretty good Idea to
hie," I remarked, "from your point of
viuw. Trom yuur of view,' re-
meiimer, i aald; hut you mustn't think
that yours Is mine not for one mo-
iiieni-u dear no! o the contrarr
my point nf view la that of the gov-
rruor or .Missau. or his retiresenUflv.
quit erhy, at Harbour Island, Ixn't
My pock-marked friend grew a trifle
giecn as l aald this.
"We have Mils mill, remember,"! re
sumed. "(Ieorge and the lost gasoline
are not everything. Five hours, with
anj ihiug of a wind, would bring tit to
Harbour island, and with this paper
. h wouiii ne what do yog
"Hi. yoiirneiif itie gallowsT
My friend grew grave at that, and
.-emeu io oe thinking hard Inside
llll.-t.ll. . ... 1
.r.u.miiuii me run rorce ,,f
which i unMt understand till l.i...
Imt I he Immediate result of which was
gmctoiianeiM of manner which did
not eiiilrely deceive me.
"Oh," he mK "I don't think yo
Quite mean that. You're lmpulalr
s when you hit that poor boy down
"Well," I ol.serreJ, "I'm willing to
!'el you belter ilfla JOu deuerve. "So,
I'll ty tioihlng about this. If you like"
(i'olii'liig ,( ide manuscript), "and If
Of A Kf
HAW C 0 -'"SL
1 '! Xj "'-VO i-
the wlutf hold, put you asliore touior-
row it Spanish Wells. I like you In;
spite of myself. In It bargain?"
Ua nis we parted, and. is I thought.
wjth a certain friendliness on both
Tln-re was no sailing wind, o there
was nothing to do but stay where we
were ail day. I spent mot of the tlma
In my cabin, reading a novel, and, won
after nine. I fell asleep In a frame of
mind unaccountably trastful.
I stipiiose that I had been asleep
about three hours- when I was dis
turbed by a tremendous roar. It was
Sudor (who always slept near me) out
on the cockpit with a man under his
paw-his Jaws at the man's throat.
I called him otf, and saw that It was
my pock-niarked friend, with hla right j
baud extended In the cockpit and a re
volver a few inches away from It. So
far as I kuew It was the only firearm
on the ship. "Let's get hold of that
first. Sailor," I said, and I dipped It
Into my hip pocket.
"Wake up. Tom," I called, and, "wake
up, captain!" Meanwhile, I took out
the revolver from my hip pocket, and
held It over the man I seemed to
grow more and more sorry for.
"We're not only got a mutiny
aboard," I told the captain, "but we've
got treason to the British government.
Do yon want to stand for Unit? Or
shall I put you ashore with the rest?'
Unruffled as usual, he had nothing
to Kay beyond : '
"Ay, ay, sir!"
"Take this cord, theu," I ordered
him ami Tom, "end bind the bunds
and feet of this pock-marked gentle
man here; also of Oicrge, engineer;
and also of Theodore, the derkhiiud.
It Was Bailor His Jaws at a Man's
Hind them well. VAnd throw tlteui Into
the dingy, with a bottle of tfitfV
apiece, and a loaf of bread. By noon,
we'll have some wind, and con make
our way lo Hurbour laliuid, ami then-
I II have a little talk with the com
And as I ordered, all was doile. Ton
ami i roweu the dingy ashore, wlih our
three captives bound like three sill)
iowih, anil preseutly threw them
ashore with precious little ceremony
Then we got buck to Ihe Maggie Dia
ling, with Imprecations In our ears
and particularly the promises of th.
pock marked rebel, who announced III.
certainly of our meeting again.
rourse we laughed at such
threats, hut I confess that, as I went
uown io my cabin and nii'ked tin il.
"manifesto," which had been forgotten
in an the turmoil, I could not escapt
certain thrill as I read Ihe algnu.
.- ir ii WM; Hf,nry pf Tl
That iiiglu we made Harbour lilnn.1
nd met that weh-ome that can only br
" i'eiy ends of the earth
TI.K ..!.., ..I...., . . .
""""win nun me clergyman
o me under their wluga on the sK.t
nd. though there was a good hotel
the commandant didn't consider It
ood enough for me.
Hiked the attitude they look toward
my adventure. Their comments on
Henry p. Tobias, Jr." and the pap,
Ling n'e er' mcMi eill,Btit-
The black men themselves" thev
to(h agreeil. "are all rlcht. i
course here and there. Ifg f,.'
"Ke tm precious Ti,i. ,... ....
trsh-lhe groes'llRn,e,for tnom f
W nough-that are the da,u-e, t.J
till,, i'""of Thrace,. Ahdlt',1
the 1M0 0f . 8ljrr . .
'm.Miow ute Tobias that mJ
t .... . . - M niriBiv ilii'hi 1
.rrns DTTAT TnTTRYAL SALEM. OREGON
1K U.AlLil LAi "T"'"v "
h in tne more a.wrvu-s. i"
in the Lad"
-I couito-t neip tnmuus "
..... ,t !i . . .a-
'Oh. no, they said. "Dut nes a uu
.ad. Th,fS hi, trohle. lie',
rot a personal, as well an ansiract.
Krud.e agaiust the Brl:bh p.vern-
Usurer I .au;hod.
"Ho did tou knowr they asked.
"Never mind; I wmehow
"Take a word of advice. Have a
few guns with yon, for you're liable re
. . . .
"I I remarke.1. Til take
the gun. all right, but I'm afraid I'll
need some more crew. I mean Til
want au engineer, and another deck
And, Juit as I said this there came
up some one post haste from the vll-
lage; some one, too. that wanted tbt
.lurpvtnan wn a ins fur mi mtv
ttn a III and at the nolnt of death
"What on earth can be the trouble? -
I said, but, the three of us. includiug
the commandant went
We found the captain lying In his
I Kke.l ,
. V. . ; ...
"What on earth ha
with yourself. Cap?'
"I did nothing, sir, but eat my din
ner, and drink that claret you were
kind enough to give me."
"The half-bottle of claret?"
"Yes, sir, the very same."
11 rn, tt a 1 iiitiiiiiif, i null
you in that," I said. "Did you take It!
half and half with water, as I told
' "I did Indeed sir" j well-known sponger, and I aorleed no
"It's very funny."' I said. And then'on ,hat 1 recognized,
as he began to writhe and stiffen. II 1 "ere was one foolish fell.w that
called out to Tom: "Oct some rum. rwiilnd. me of my shackly deckhand.
Tom. and make It boiling hot. quick- " 111,1,1 1 hnrt ",wa" thou 0 hl"
quick! We must get him Into a sweat."
Very soon we did. Then I 811 Id to
"What do yon make out of this smell
that's coming from him, Tom?"
"Keroseue, sar," said Tom.
"I thought the very same," I Raid.
Tom becioni'd me to go with hiiu to
the galley, and showed me several
quart bottles of water standing on a
"Two of these were kerosene," he
said "and I suppose Cap wade a mis
take;" for one looked as clear as the
Then I took one of tlient back to the
"Was It a bottle llko this you mixed
wltli the claret?" I asked.
"Sure it was, sir," he answered,'
writhing bun! with the cramps.
"But man!" I sulil. "Couldn't you
tell the difference between that und
"I thought it tasted funny, boss, but
I wusu't used to claret."
And theu we hud lo iitugli agalu, and
I thought old Tom would die.
"A nigger's stomach and his head,"
Mild the couiiiiuiKlaut, "are about the
sume. I reuily don't know which Is
The cuplalu didn't die, though he
came pretty near to It. In fact, he
look so loug getting on his feet, that
we couldn't wait for him ; so we hud
practically to look out for a new crew,
with the exception of Tom, and Sailor.
The comniunilunt proved a good friend
to Us In this, choosing three somewhat
characterless men, with good "char
acters." As we said goodhy, with a spanking
southwest breeze blowing, I could see
that he was a little unxlous about me.
"Take care of yourself," he said,
"for you must remember none of us
can take care of you. There's no set
tlement where you're going no tele
graph or wireless ; you could be laur
din ed, and none of us hear of Jt for
a month, or forever. And the fellows
you're after ure a dangerous lot, take
my word for it. Keep a good wat h ou
your guns, and we'll he on the lookout
for the first news of you, and anything
we can do we'll be there, you bet,"
In Which the Sucking Fish Has a
Chance to Show Its Virtue.
The breeze was so strong that we
didn't use our engine that day. Be
sides, I wanted to take a Utile time
thinking over my plans. I spent most
of the time studying the charts and
pondering John I. Tobias' narrative.
which threw very little llirht on the
sliuutlon. There was little definite to
go by but his mark of the compass en
graven on a certain rock In a wilder
ness of rocks; aud such rocks as they
were at that.
I looked well to my amis. The com.
inandant had made me accent the loan
of a particularly PTtint't ratfoliia. 1...
was, I could see, as the apple of his
eye. He must have cared for me a
great deal lo have lent it me, and It
was right as the thlugs wi love.
men I called Tom to me; ii
about that sucking flsh, Tom?" I asked.
its Just cured, sar" he said "I
was going to offer It to you iliis lunch
time. It's dried out fine; couldn't be
better. I'll bring It lo you this min
ute. And he went and was hack again
In s moment. "You must weur It ri.hr
over your heart." he rsld. "and you'll
see there's not a bullet can get near It.
never been known for a bullet
m.th"U-h -m-kliia- fish. It's God's
"Hut, Tom" I said. "h,.w ir,....
"I've worn one here, sar, for twenty
years, and you can see for yourself"
and he bared the brown chest beneath
which boat the heart that
else in the world has made me believe
We awoke to a dawn ,t was
rose piHiitiMt ,h( sky .
terlous hand that seems lo love to give
...r uung uie loneliest setting.
nut there was no wind, so that dar
' run on. gasoline. We had some
here I ie narra-
pointed. stunner m.. i-
fcrii itt n
in old dsvs W'nJ -u"
" " " " ' lM i,v .-other
- - ii,.,,!..n..sr the
w nn tar. !
Quie, hay. o inuch HUe , a ,
' the BUrtit Der,.re ., ... ,
aim . o't
.need to hare sailed them iroin ,
hood to know one from another.
The cove we were ,
irnnvrn nr run rumi uir v
Meu'a Shoe .V j
e expect ttat w O'Ju t u
to It till toward the m.d-tle .f tne aei I
fieruoon, an afternoon of the ot
.l"Kt Kold that ha. eTer hr ewn IU ,
soft radiance over aa earth Uihaiiu-u
for the niost pan oy "" '
for the most part by
acouuureis. ve soou iu. -
were not alone in the cave.
. ... B.. . M ( Will
I "She's changed her paint," said Teai. ,
t my elbow. And. looking
'sa" tht our rakish schooner with the
j W " wa8 D0W hlte "
W that soft guide.
a foot and a half deep, Ave ahadowr
voung sharks floated, with .utstretched
flus like huge bats. Our engineer, ho
was already wading fearlessly la the
auing iear.es., 1.
. . 1 1. I. it.. 1
water, beautifully naked, "snooea
them' off like chickens. But It was
soon to be evident that mere danger-
Yet there was seemingly nethlng
, . ,, . . .
but jle J P0B1 "'i?
black men. The Susan B. had cbangrd
I her color. It was true, but she was a
I .. . .... . . .
tnlud, standing there on kls head on
the rocks, aud waving his legs to at
"Why! There's Silly Theedore,"
called out the captain.
"I'm going ashore,"' I said.
"I'm going with you toe," said tha
captain. "But look after your guns.
There's going to be something doing
quiet as It looks."
So we rowed ashore, and there was
Theodore capering In front of a pile
of sponges, but no other face that I
knew. But there were seven or eight
negroes whose looks I took no great
"Like some fancy sponges to send
home?" said one of these, coining up
to me. "Cost you five times as much
"Certainly I'd like a few sponges," I
And then Theodore came up to me,
looking as though he had lost his mind
1 a.i aT iki
"Giva Ma Datl" -He Said.
over the rnther fancy silk tie I hap-
peueu to ne wearing.
"(Ave me dat !" lie said, touching it,
like a crazy man.
"I can't afford to give you that,
"I'd die for dat," he declared.
"Take this handkerchief Instead;"
but, meanwhile, my eyes were open
ing. "Take this instead, Theodore," I
"I'd die for dat," lie repeated, touch
ing the tie.
His voice and touch made me sick
and afraid. Just as people Id a lunatic
asylum make one afraid.
"Look out !" murmured Tom at my
And Just then I noticed hiding In
some bushes of seven-year apple trees,
two faces I had good reason to know. '
I had barely time to pull out the
commandant's revolver fr0ln mj
IKKket I knew It was to be either
the pockmarked genius or the engi
neer. But for the moment I was not
to be sure which one I had hit. For, i
as my gun went off, eomethlne hcv
uu"" on my nead. and for the
time I was shut off from whatever else
was going on.
"Which did I hit. Tom"
ft . " s. TT JUT
nrat words tin I mma hanir - au.
Rlory of the world; but I didn't sT
them for a long rime, and, from what
Torn told me, It was a wonder I ever
said them at all.
"There he Is. Mr Baj Xnm pn,nt.
mg to a long, dark figure stretched
out near by. rm afraid he's not the
man you were looking for"
"Poor fellow.!" I said ; It was George,
the engineer; 'Tm sorry-bnt I saw
the niualea of their guns sticky out
of the busl, there. h , &
flfrv miles 10 CO t
lit I I If
-TKt w lie. r. if
thai .W "Tl,a
w oul lu i oe "
l-It .v;.ln"t save lllf
thai wa JU!" "
n hm lw forth-. -
I nff mil Ulwn J"''
Tail. An "
,, p,t m, of his
- unv( by mistuke-
I,.,... lht 1,11 Vl. mere
," - Tom,..
poir to ano'her dark fi,-ur'
.ThlV. the cpt.lo. r"
)? 0h rn, rry for
f- fr ,hllt..
of ,h, Bll0S,
fw knowd w 0iu.
- g ,(ravp , an(I a
. nivi.ator. Aad he'd taken a pow-
ierful fancy te yu. for when you goi
tw -r.,k the head he picked up
1. . ai crti
yourua aad began Mating away, with
word I aheuld never have expected
froia a religious man. The others, ex
cept eur ape ll friend"
"Let's call Mm Tobias from now on,
Well. im. sar, aepiui
the tkert ran for the bo
ta If tlie
" ..... ........ K,., th.
in, bid pn mil nil iii i-.-ni - t
oev.. w.. ...r ... '
tain's gun was quicker. nd only four
of them got to the Susan B. The other
tire fell tneir laces,
as if some
thing bad tripped them up, in a coupie
of feet ef water. But Just then Tobias
hit the cantala In the heart; ah! If
nly he had one of those skins-hut he
1 I...V....1 ..if aiiph tlilnim n ftll-
"There was enly me and Tobias
theu, aad tha dog. for the engineer
bnv bad gene nn his knees to the Su
san B. feliaws at the first crack, and
begged them te take him away with
them. There was no one left but To
bias and the dog and me, and I was
sure my end was aot far off, for I was
never much ef a shot.
"As Gad Is my witness, sar, I was
ready to die, and there was a moment
when I thaugM that the time had
coma; but Ttbias suddenly walked
away te tha top of the bluff and
culled out to the Rimw B., that was
just running up her sails. At his
wAdJhey put nut a boat for him. and
while he waited he came down the hill
toward me and the dog, that stood
growling over you; and for sure I
thought it was the end. But he said:
Tell that fellow there that I'm not
going lo kill a defenseless man. He
might have killed me once but he
didn't. It's hound to be one of us
some day or other, but, despise me all
he likes I'm not such carrion as he
thinks me; and If he only likes to keep
out of my way I'm willing to keep out
of his. Tell him when he wukes up
that 11s long as he gives up going after
what belongs to me for It was my
grandfather's he is safe, but the min
ute he sets his foot or hand on what
la mine, It's either his life or mine.'
And then lie turned away and was
rowed to the Susan B., and they soon
"With the black flag at the peak, I
suppose, Tom," said I. "Well, that
was a tine speech, quite a flight of ora
tory, and I'm sure I'm obliged to him
for the life that's still worth having. In
spite of this ungodly aching in my
head. But how about the poor cap
lain there! Where dues all his elo
quence come In there? lie can't cull
It self-defense. They were waiting
ready to murder us, as you saw. I'm
afraid the captain and the law be
tween them are all thut Is necessary
to cook the goose of our friend Henry
P. Tobias, Jr., without any help from
me though, es the captain died for
nie, 1 should prefer they allowed me
to make It a personal matter."
"It's the beginning of the price,"
"The beginning ef the price?"
"It's the dead hand," continued Tom ;
"I told you, you'll remember, that wher
ever treasure is there's a ghost of a dead
man keeping .guard tmd waiting till
another dead man comes along to take
up sentry duly so to say. The ghost
is getting busy. And It makes me
think that we're eonilue nrettv kmi.
to the treasure, or we wouldn't hnve
had all this happen. Mark me, the
treasure's near by-or the ghost
wouldn't be so malicious."
And then, looking around where the
captain ana the engineer and
Theodore Iny, I snid;
"The first thing we've got to do la to
bury these poor fellows; but where"
I added, "are Ihe other two that felt
in the water?"
"Oh," said Tom, "a couple of sharks
Kot them Just before you woke up."
In Which Tom and I Attend Several
When Tom nrf t . . .
the ,1 lu,ue 10 l001 over
l."rlnl P f,re 'w ." dead I realized
ni "'Pisj the truth of
Charlie Webster's remarks-ln Those
"'"Wry nights that seemed so
mote and far away-on the nature of
the soil which would have to be gone
over , quest of 'my trouro. No C
ter he had spoken of dynamite.
Why. Tom," I aM ..tllpre . ..
wheelbarrow lnd of "rea l oll in !
p-are mlle. We couldn't dig a J?a4
or . dog in stuff like this," 8andgag
poke, the pewterlike rock under mi
fchinged and echoed w.th a metal!
funeral tin t e ,0 IpBVe ur
rn. aim "fsie uarilne
ns still fl.mim, .1....
t,i,.N r:Uic in
. ,,...1 i.i the
f.'V ,d the of au oid
h,.;it streu w tl' lH':uh-
1 don't tliii two men
. .....rlihli.-. ilrnnii.'
llie haunlvd Mi
tt.l tlw.m.ht WaS
iiMtiimllV to me
imr iiim ... . l.f.,r.
d disHsreeiilile fu""-"
i tell you wbai l v'
u .an ..a
HI 11 IOIU.
I I ni:inaHl to pull down
They Glided Off With Scares a Splash,
buzzard that rose at our approach
happily our coverings had proved fulr
ly effective "I've been thinking that
the only one of the three that really
matters is the captain, and we can
find sufficient soil for him In one ol
those big holes."
"How about the others?"
"Well, to tell the truth, I was think
ing that sharks are good enough for:
"They deserve no better, Tmn, and
I think we may as well get rid of them
So it was done as we said, and car
rying tliem by the feet ami shoulders
to the eilne of the bluff George, and
Silly Theodore, anil the nameless glunt
who hud knocked me down so npiior
timely we skillfully flung them In,
and they glided off with scarce a
Ihen we turned to the poor caplaln ,,r .olvtl0(. are jllrt hoine ,f0m
and carried him as gently as we could ! week' trip over iu ei.tcrn Dregoa at
over the rough ground to the biggest, llen.1. hIotc thev afteiobd fix- wodiling
of the banana holes, as the natives (if their nice, Miss KMna i.Nioris. Tliti
call them, and there we were able to niaile the trip by auto and fuund iw(
dig hliu a fairly respectable gruve. jrouyh roads after leaving the highway.
Tom and Suilor and I were now, to I". I. Brnlcy aniinuiircs h,- cxprr
the best of our belief, alone on the leavctliis week for his ram h Jowa la
Islaud, and a lonesomer spot It would ,,w Mexii-o, loctifed near tlio Colorada
be lioid to Impgine, or one touched at ' '''"'' "here he experts to spend the cost
certain hours with a fairer beauty I '"ff ypnr .'""1 ''iter return to Oregoa.
a beauty wrailhlike and, like a seaMl'' "fily and fnuiily will be missed i a
shell, haunted with the marvel of tlie '" N''''(v N'il"'r' c districts hsv
sea. ing been associated with community af-
Flrst we went over our stores, and, !a"' "'" k ''"'ek.
thunks to those poor dead mouths that ,'l"il'",'r Yoib-r came bvase freaj
did nut need to be reckoned with auv s,'n ''''' w,'lln, sduy moining iu -more,
we had plenty of everything te i"''""'"" "f h'm l's'harg. He was in tW
insi us ror at least a month not to! """" navv 'nfii tt
speak of fl,hlng, at which Tom' was an l-T l"';','-"1-"1" ,'1"""' Wi"jr,J 'M,ek'
expert. ' p n of Woodlnirn, who eniited at tki
When, however, we turned
rluns for the treasure hunting we
soon came to n (lend stop. The mill-
l"" 8v,,n ny iotilas seemed, iu Ihe
fuce of such n terrain, naive tit n de
gree. Possibly the land had changed
since his day. Some Utile, of course
It must have done. Tom and I went
over Tobias' directions again and
there was the compass carved on the
rock, and the cross. There was some
thing definite-something which If it
was ever Ihere at all, was there stlll-
... inaj cmnate the weather leaves
things unperished almost as In Kgypt
Sltling on the highest bluff we could
find lo,,, Rnd t Iooke(1 Hrmmd
thel ,tr"",,aSS '"""'""where among
Hi Infernal rocks-lf t ever was
carved there t all-thaf, one .hi g
e-rtain, Tom; but look at the rocks!"
Over twenty miles of rocks north
south ,, from hvo to six f I
n t If 1 A"",re"'PeIossJobthe
mind of man conM n .
-hook his head I t,1
"I do most hv th. oi,.. .
Sled if 7 m"n ,,a1 w bein
. ",d lf ,1,e Bhort hadn't been .1 "
ireau it II be by the ghost."
Thoy always h ...
no doubt with "'aTom,
of voodoo . Z1 . ' e"trH1 rudder
sar il... ,n n' blood. "Yei
" SOI 0 I V. nn rni... . . .
von nJ L.' .".' ",7armt
ma Hi.i. . ..
lf theghogf. L T""""111"" wrtaln;
lm;nAiJ'lDS t0geta"yne, It
"We've both ffot . '
Wlnat thctn " Tom wn k C,,ance
"Don't tell m. ? 8 "''K'nnlug.
sucking S flh0Ut """"Id
niln. I WOU dn't i.
thousand ,,,;::,. 1 ,ose
"tt'.n ... .
"11. Ull rlrrlii i ... .
old din i'orgct the
"-elded to J " P?Bt"
feally , .? P'an that was
c-k more or lcs 11 1 ruiidoio, till
Vol: Mimed all our stores except
enough to tnke us home. Meanwhile
e would, each 'f us. every day, cut a
sort of mdlatlng awn the, working sin.
sle Immleil, froiu Ihe ewve entrance.
Thus we would pnisiHH't a much of
the country as vo;,-ilile In a sort of
fun. both of US keeping our cyea opes,
for a compass carved on a rock. la
this w ay we might hope to cover no hv
conideruble stretch of the country a
the three week, and, moreover, iBg
country most Ukely to give some ra.
suits, as being that lying In a Mwlrh
do from the little harbor where lh
ships would have lain. It wasn t nnh
of a plau perhaps, but It weerocd th
1011 possible among the IniiHivsthlea.
Harder work than e bad under
taken no men have ever net their hajida
to. It would have broken the back at
Ihe most able bodied navvy; and whet
we reached the boat at sunset w had
scarce strength left to eat our aupprr
ami roll Into our bunks. A utacbeta
Is a heavy weapon thut needs no llttla
skill In handling with economy f
force, and Tom, who had been brought
up to It. was. In plt of his years, a
better practitioner than I.
1 have already hinted at the kind tf
ilevll's utulcrhrush we had to cut oar
nay through, but no words can do Jus
tice to the almost Intelligent stubborn
nes with which those weird growths
opposed us. It renlly seemed an though
they were Inspired by U llluhollc will
time pitting Itscir against our wilt,
vcgi'tublc iiK iii nai Ion of evil strength)
and fury and cunning.
Day after day Tom and I relumed
home dead beat, with burilly a trrrd
word to exchange with each other.
We bad now been at It for about a
fortnight, aud 1 loved the old rlnp
more every day for llie urlt and cour
iige with which be sopimrted our ter
rible labors and kept up his spirit
Once or twice we bad made funded
j discoveries which we culled off Ihe
other to see, aud once or twice we bad
tried some Masting 011 rocks that
seemed lo suggest 111 j Morton tiinud
Ings into Ihe earth, l'.ut II had all
'proved a vain thing and a weariness
of t?ie flesh. And the pttosl of John P.
Tobias still kept bis secret.
(.Continued Ncit Suturday.)
doe J. Newman, just home ?roa
Fiance, Mopped in llubbbtd over t!sa
day with his brother, Hugo Nowmaa,
while ea route to I'orvallis.
Mr. und Mrs. O. Marstcis and family
of MvithMiiitt siint the fit of tha
week with Mr. and Mis. J. C. Monmaw
en route to rasteru Oregon umI on their
return thp will continue Hour autiag
by ramping and help gather Iht bumper
1 berry crop in the valley.
Ml. II mi Mr. 1 k ...1 .1 . t
",le """ "'aunee, aad
r uaiiMiTreii into the clcc.trital ea
ring department, came home lk
e tune. r.nternrisp.
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tea, the tea-flavor develops
first and that's what you
want: tea-flavor,not tannin.
Tannin then comes along
and smothers the tea-flavor.
1 t " i " i
Common tea is older
leaves with lots of tannin
and very little tea-flavor.
Good tea is young ten
der leaves with abundance
of fine tea-flavor and very
That's why a pound of
fine tea makes more cups
of real tea-flavor than
common tea does. And
the flavor is infinitely
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cent per cup for rich fine
There are four flavors of Schil!'
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