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By OUTOLIFPE HYNE.
(Copyright, 1SH, uj- Cutcllffe llync
1 fnncy the two divers must have
licen in it from tlio very first, and In
deed I've a strong notion tlie whole plot
to Btcnl the treasure rns in tho begin
ling theirs and theira alone. 'I enn't be
Hire, but I'vo nn liicn that Miss Brad
bury caino Into tlin business soon after
wu sailed from Liverpool, and, if ouo
limy haaid n guess, it was because
Wllllo Cameron, tho diver with tho
black hair, fell in lovo with her nnd let
out the secret. However, I didn't ar
rive at niiy of this till later, nnd, if It
hadn't been lugged into tho business by
tho veriest outside chnnce, it'sinyle
lief thu threo of them would havo
walked off with nil tho gold, nnd the
salvago company would never have
oeeii so much as the liaro color of it.
There waa it distinct understanding
between inn nnd Captain Uoyd when 1
signed on as "third" of tho Gleaner
that I was only doing it ns u personal
obligation to himself. Tho berths of
keennd and rhief engineer had been
filled. They wanted n man who would
not mind beniingii hand If anything
went wrong with tho diving tackle,
nnd they couldn't havo picked n better
than iny-ilf I was thoroughly well
grounded in tho shops beforo ever 1
thought ct the sen, and, though I say
it, few bettir litteis and all round me
chanlcH have ever stood on tho foot
plates of a steamboat's engine room. If
it wnu't for the biiatd of tradonud their
rotten examinations, I'd hnvo been
chief long ago, nnd with n chief's ticket
in my pocket you may lo snro I'd have
got tho muster hand over tho whisky,
at any rate at sea, and in sight of nny
one that mattered ahnre.
Of course it was n condescension for n
Juan llko me to bo third on n bit of a
steamboat like the Gleaner, but I was
drawing i's a munth, which was the
same as thesis olid engineer got, and I'll
not deny I was in u manner forced into
taking tho fiist berth that offered. I'd
been paid off from my hut ship in Llv-
rpool, and I'd met friends who knew
Ilalllndrociinter, where my father had
been Treokitk minister, mid we'd got
n little noisy and found tionble. Tim
fat English biiitcuf a magistrate did
give us tho option, but it took all the
money I had left to pay myself nut.
I might even admit, too, that the
lupine's of thu Gleaner had some at
traction for me. Sho was oil" tiensuro
fishing to tho Canaries; sho was char
tered by n lUllo company that called it
self tho .S. S. Corinth .Salvage itsfeneU
tlon, and tho woil: for her engineer
promised to bo light Wo should ttc.im
down channel, through tho buy nnd
down to tho spot among tho islands
whero the Coiiuth had been sunk, and
there wo should swing anchor whllo tho
boats wont iff with tho divers to do
their work. Wo should keep kinked
tires in case an onshoro breeze cnino and
wo had to steam out, bnt as a general
thing theie would bo no watches for us
engineers and full pay going nil tho
"It'll Ixi tho softest job you've tum
bled into for many n long day, Mr, Me
Todd," said tho old mau when ho offer
til we tho bcitli. "Wo shall bo qnlto a
family ship. Thcro's n big, largo cabin
nnd we shall alt mcs-i together unite"
englneeis, divers nnd passengers with
yonr enter at cno end of tho table niif
mo at tho other."
"Pas-engusV said I "I thought
this was n salvage job."
"They are coming just for a eruHo
n Mr. Kent nnd his wife and her sister.
it Miss liradbury. Of courso tho Gleam r
hasn't got a passenger certificate, so
thoy will havo to sign articles llko tho
rest cf us to get to windward of tho
Iwnril of tiade. Tho ladies will bo stew
ardesses and Mr. Kent can tako his
choice between being doctor nnd fourth
"Aro they interested in this salvage
"Not a bit," said Captain Boyd
"They're people of means, and Miss
liradbury wittes novels. They pay for
their grub and rooms llko thoy would
on it regular packet. They'ro just coin
ing to tee tho diving nnd get n blow of
sen air, and I shouldn't wonder but
what tho young lady writes u book
about it when sho gets home. So keep
yonr hair combed straight, Mr. Mo-
iodd. It h a pietty big affair, iinywav
down m tlie sluno anil ttie weed nnd
tho cold wash of the sea, I thought tho
business wad merely grisly. But then
I nover did understand the ways of
those writing people. They would havo
suited mv father better. Ho was u
writer that every one who roads will
hnve heard of. Ii was he who wroto
"Sixty-two Years In Balllndrochater,"
by A Sconrgor of Sin.
I cannot say either thnt Mies Brnd
bury was my Idea of a woman who
could wrlto n book. To begin with, she
was young, and ns bonnv looking a
rings under tno oyes. "I beg your par
don, Mr. McTodd, for being so Inat
tentive. I'm afraid my thoughts aro
under tho sen Instead of on top of It.
Is this diving vory dangerous work?
Their air tubes might got entangled. " '
"They're too old hands to let them 1
"Or thoy may get swept nwny by '
"Their llfo lines will keep thcui in '
"Then you must bo n gentleman, too,
though I dnro say you ore not nlwnys
treated as such. Now swear tome, Mac,
on your honor, ns a gentleman, thnt
you'll bo true to those that aro employ
I looked at hi in In the faceond did it
cheerfully. When n man treats mo
properly (nnd God knows few onongli of
them have tried it) bo's got a fellow to
work for him ho ought to value highly.
as!o as you could pick during a three Miss Bradbury. No
hours' .earch In Buchanan stroot, Gla- n0Vo mo, thoso two
gow. Sho'd a lino color to her checks ,i0wn nt work below
"Sharks aro always feared at divers.
miss, you may be
men aro ns safo
na ttrtM nrn 1ini rr
and big brown eyes hat fairly lit when safer, seeing that they can't gat sun
she warmed up In her talk. Sho was. stroke, mid you very likely will If you
iwi riuiiii, uui
hand. I tried that one day when tho
stewaid was plp.claylng them. She'd n
guitar with her mi boai?!, and when wo
got 10 HOIIlll ll(TOS tllC Day atlll till) tivn limvill-r tml,.l.n ,. tnn.l.llM tvnf..-
nights grew warm sho'd sit out In tho which tK.y wer following. It strnrk
moonlight and sing Her music wits , nt tlm moment tlint tho Steamship
Corinth Salvage association weio put
ting a vast deal of trust in tho two men
whom they employed ns their divers
370,1100 worth of jjold is u very vast
bulk of wealth for poor men to bo near.
Thry did tint find the wreck that day
over the side, took the rope
nothing in my line, thuiigh. It was all
of a Mightj- s.,rt. Bnt, then, it was not
iiiadedirietly fur my pleasure. Cameron
wns the man he iing for, and, though
at first she disguised this, l.eforo wo
mo tho Canary mountain above tho
sen lino she was not shy of letting it be
seen by anyone who chose tnook. And
Wllllo Catueiiiti liked her Jii lottim,
nnd. If ever I saw it, lovo glowed out
of tho eyes of those two.
We wero fellow countiymen, Cam
eron and I (I am Scottish myself), and
' i yHflLBLBLnv
"Or sbirL-a " I
ut 8"arfcs' ,' I got into tho suit as tho boat rowed
me out to tho buoy, nnd when we pick
ed up the mooring the men screwed on
tho helmet for ine and started the air
pump. It wnsn't a new experience to
mo; I'd been diving beforo in the Clyde
to bnro boles Intn n Atinlrnn titer ivtth n
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imi iu-1 hiiuu i-iiiivns enoes stay bere away from tho awnings with ratcbet drill,
d within tho palm of my no lint on." I went ov
fJ 1 1 H ft 1 1 1 1 in tail . ii ii ii 1 1 n ti t nl inn n ti i
went away Into the shade, and I turned n,ni1 lowered myself hand ovor fist
again and watched tho boat and tho !"" ''" KW water till tho leaden
suies on jiiy leei loucueti grounu. xue
corky feeling was a bit now ngaln nt
first, but I soon got over thnt, nnd
then, ns my air valves wore working nil
right, and I conld breatho quito easily,
I set about looking for Cameron. He
wns somewhere out of sight, but his air
tnbe was lying on tho mud among the
sen shrubs, like n thin white eel, and I
followed that eally enough.
It led mo to tho Corinth, whero sho
lay 'with hor decks sttalglit up and
down, nnd I saw it passing nwny
through tho watery blackness down her
compjniou hatch. Thero seemed some
thing wrong hero. Whero wero nil tho
great moving banks of sliuio tho divers
had told us about? Where wns tho filthy
oozo which slid back against tho steam
er as fast ns they dug it away? Slimo
thero wns in plenty, I sank In It knee
deep in spite of tho buoyancy of tho
suit, but it wns quite manageable, aiid
the Corinth's companion lay far above
its mark. A ropo lay against tho up
right deck beside tho white air tube. I
thought n mlnuto nnd thou laid hold
nnd swarmed up. Inside all was dark,
hut I switched on light in tho electric
lamp I had with me, mid tho glow lit
tho plnco llko a foggy street.
Tho first step landed inooneomething
that crunched. I looked down nnd saw
it was n suit of bones, skimmed clean
by tho fihcs. Some poor wretch had
been drowned hero when tho steamer
foundered. Well, of course, I had seen
a skeleton before, but somehow or other
thoso hones didn't seem to cheer mo.
I hero wns something wrong. The yarn
tho divers had brought up and tho real
thing ns it lay wero two entirely differ
ent matters. It occurred to mo that I
had stumbled (by tho accident of
Storey's paralysis) upon something In
tended to bo hid, anil I wns quito man
enough to know thnt tronblo might
very possibly follow.
I stopped whero I was and thought.
I'd ii big mind to go back then nnd re
port whnt I had seen. I felt I should be
earning my pay by doing that But at
tho samo tinio I liked Cameron; ho was
n fellow countryman and more besides,
und I didn't want to report him as act
ing off tho square, so I etontcned my
heart nnd went on down below.
Tho whito trail of tho nir tube led me
down the stair to tho lowest berth deck,
then along tho nlloyway right nft, nnd
thou into tho cabin, with n hatch in
tholloor. Sitting An tho lid of thohntch
was Cameron, who turned around when
my light fell upon him. Ho beckoned
mo with nn Impatient gesturo nnd slip
ped down into tho blackness below It
was clear hn did not recognizo mo. Ho
took it for granted thnt I was Storey
delayed by somo accident. For n mo
ment I staid ontsido irresclnte, and n
shoal of small fish, attracted by tho
light, hrnhed past my legs. I remem
bered that they had been browsing on
i-uiiscn nun wero prospecting mo ns
food, and the Idea made mo shudder in
f'liiirioii !'! the iiimi the tn mi fur
nt one time nnd another the pair of na
put in ii faiilsh deal of talk. His air
pump needed n bit of an overhaul, and
as 1 was sxt on to help him wo hail
plenty of opportunity. Bnt I'll not my
wo got much off general topics. He
seemed a man In n deperato hurry to
get rich, and mot every day ho'd ask
mo if I could point hluioutn plan. But
niyanswer to him was always tho saiiie.
"Man." I'd say. "I'd no bo ncting
as third engineer on an odd job stcnin-
lioat like tbis if I'd n plan handy to my
fingers such as you seem to want."
And then he'd shako his head and
sigh and fall to talking about the meth
ods by which bo und his inato hoped to
get the gold Itotes out of the wreck ami
down into tho Gleaner's hold. I sup
pose I ought to have seen what ho was
nftcr thin. But I didn't I'd only get
it in mind that he wanted to marry
Miss Bradbury mid didn't see bis wiij
to lingiring iiioiigh money ready to sit
up housekeeping upon
We'd an easy bay nml a m ml mil
down, mid wo mndu Grand Cmi.iiy one
morning just before thu d.iu u We tin
into Las l'nliuas haibi.i mul saw Tm
erifo far away ncioss f sn.d iiu-k.
with its sunny IuihI. m-v in the sun
lise. We'd u ln theii'imikiiiginrauge
incuts and getting in some stores, mid
then wo s-teained out again and made
for the spot wheiothu Coiiuth had gone
down and biought up to an miehoriind
Beforo ns lay the open wa, behind
"weio the dry cinder hills of Grand Ca
nary, und above wero bluo heaven nnd a
sun of dandng brats. Tho day was friz
zling, the island gnvo in n leo not of
tho southcr-i tiade, and theio was no
breathof wind astir. Tho witter lay llko
a sheet of metal. No divers could have
inked -for a hotter prospect. Wo got
their two boats into tho wnter, eaeh
with nir pump, lowers, cockswain, man
to (cud tho life lines nnd men to tmimi.
ami off they lowed, 100 yards npait
Presently the nir unions bpirnn to inn
Tho Cm in th took down 270.000 worth and the diver, llkusomn wblto. niw.,it...v
of gold with her when hho foundered, sea beast, went over from each. After
Sho was a Capo boat, you know, coming a pause tho boats pulled slowly ahead.
home." Cameron nnd his mato wero walking
"Her piopeller shaft broke, didn't it, along tho sea tloor. seaichlng for tho
somewhere in tho after end of tho tnn .wreck.
"cl 1'' I was off watch and stood leaning my
'That's tho Idea, Mac. Thero was n elhowami tho t'gallant rail of tho lower
htcezo on at tho time, and I supposo deck and smoked und looked nbont mo
she was lacing badly And It ripped Tho water was full of theso little pink
tho fctcrn plating to Miiithcrceus when sailed jellyfish that wo sea folk call
It went. Of course, tho sliding door to Portngneso nicn-o'-war, though "nnu
tho shaft tnniicl jammed when it was tllus" is, I bolicvo, the fancy nnnio. I
wanted, nnd so sho just hnd to swamp, pointed them ont to Miss Bradbury,
Thero wns no help for it They'd half who was btandiug near, and nsked her
au hour to get clear In, nnd tho boats if fche'd llko ono caught,
saved about two-thirds of her people, I "Do you think theio's much dimgor,
gncss tho rest of tho 'poor beggars aro Mr. McTodd?" says sho.
in her now. and an ugly sight they'll ho "Thcy'vo just u weo sting to thorn if
for tho divers when they go down to thoy get upon yonr hands." Bald I
try to weigh that gold." "But thero's no need to toncli them.
Tho captain had other business to at- Von can jnstgrntlfy your eyes, nnd then
tend to then, so I left him, bnt after wo will Hlng thein overboard ngoln
wo got fairly started nnd had dropped They'ro no beauties that you'd caro to
onr Mersey pilot at Point Lynas thero keep and tnko homo with you, llko a
waa lnformnticn about tho work ahead canary bird."
for any ,ono who chose to listen. Tho "What do yon menu ?"eays sho."
talk was npon nothing else, Tho threo "I'm talking of theso Portuguese
passengers fairly brimmed with it. men-o'-war."
They pa d trcasuro diving was "so ro- Shoipnt her hand upon my arm,, and most honored. Free- kirk mlnlatera In i , mV
"""ft' , I locked up Into her face and naw it Scotland." V mmmm n Ir nll,
tujrscu, wnen i wongm or most was ns wnite ns paper, snvlnu for black
dead bones guarding chats of void far
or the next. Indeed net till n week hr.-l
passed did tiny -nuie arross her. and
then they found that -In had settled on
her broadside Into u little gully on t) n
si a floor w'l.i le a (urnnt bad i.hikI
silt ovir her till she was a1:::., tu .. n .1
out of sight. Tliuy Into) fd Inrwlf-i
she was found and that di.y I went r :
In Cnmcrnn'i) I ont ami tried to see if I
could make l.ir out from above. Bnt
she lay in HI fatliouis, ami thnwatir
was gray with mud Iron) them wnrkliu
below. Looking down Into it wan HI
peering through n mist
f ho Gleaner swung, at her iineh' i
over tho western ocean swell-, nn 1 ti i
sun blenched lu-r awnings to the whit
nets of now fallen snow For mysel,
but for ono thiiuf. I never had such nti
easy tinio nn full p.iy during all my
seagoing. There was no work to do. A
lot of grog was s rved out, coast fash
ion, nt eight bells, and tho slop chist
tobacco burnt slowly nnd cost only a
shillings n pound But thero was one
thing woiried n mid that wns Miss
Bradbury. Shu bud ioinc.l at Liverpool
ns losy a lassio n.s ono could wish to
meet, nnd hero she was getting whiter
and thliinn eveiy dy Y u could al
most sco the fih sllpawir. from In r
bones, and she'd an appearance tf fciuo
and worry about hirfacethet maiM one
sick to look ut. All hands saw it. Then
was no avoiding laichn thing. Bnt tin y
lint it down to anxiety about Cameioii
Tho pair of them weio openly u.
gaged to marry by this time, and I i
must say tho way that ho Mini tho other
dlvi r workid was u caution Or course I
tho wnter was warm, but It wns fairish
deep, and 1 nover saw men stay down
longer. They mver seemed to glvo in
while they nail strength lift to lift u
hand, and wl they camo to tho sur
face nnd had their genr tnken off they'd
ho almost fainting with weariness from
what they'd gone through. And It was
not u one day occuricnco cither. They
wero always tho paine, nml the weeks
slipped away till they hud mil Into u
mouth, und still iiouu of tho gold had
bi'en brought to tho Gleaner.
Tho slit was tho trouble, it seemed.
As fast us they dug it cut just so fast
did it slide down again into tho steam- I
r's bowels, and tho strongroom, which
lay right down against her keel, could
not bo come ut. Of courso ono under- i
stood that Caiiieion's reputation de
ponded upon his bringing oil" this sal- '
Migo job successfully, but I don't sco
tho force of a man killing himself, nnd
I told him mi more than once. I fancied
at the time that Ml?s Bradbury was
telling him the same every day. But he i
didn't tako any notice of cither of im.
nor did Storey, the other diver, and tho
pair of them just woiked themselves to
A stopper was put on their game
however, in u way they did not expect
Thiihtowiird biought word one morning
that tlie captain wanted to seo mo, nml
I turned out of my bunk nnd went on
deck. Ho seennd in a bit of u worry.
"Mr. Slotey's had a stroke." sa)s he '
"I've told i li.it man a dozen times to
tako dings, sir." sihl I, "and ho never I
"Dings ate all very well for uj,
-Mac," says he, "thnt havo ordinary
stomachs, but dings wouldn't havo
saved Storey what ho's got, nnd that's
"My ccrtlc!" said I.
"It's tine," said tho old muu. "It
took him while ho wns in tho boat.
Caincionhad just gone down and Storey
was going to follow when ho was solzed.
Thoy took nit his helmet nnd brought
mm hack bere. and ho h down in bis
room now with half of him dead and no
"It's ii complaint, I've heard, that
often docs seize divers."
"It does if they stick to tho trado too
long. Well, Mac. I'm wanting 'somo
ono to tako his place, and I glvo you
first oiler. It'll mean 5 n week ubovu
ami beyond jour pti'teiit pay, and
theio's uothlug to hinder ypnr earning
"Nothing that I see, sir. Storey nnd
I nro just in n build and I can wmir Ms
"Very well, then, jiut glvo mo your
hnnd for half a mltinto and look mo In
I did that.
"Now." said he, "yon'ron servant of
tho Corinth Salvage association, nnd
I'm another. Yonr father was a gentle
mau, wasn't he?"
"Ho was that, sir, and on of tho
o4isisji. u i hji-ijs.
The yoid U'ii licnaith mul tiroitml lis, In
tidoiny rubber clothes. Then I thought
good to sco exnetly what was going to
happen nnd slipped through tho hatch
Wo wero in Corinth's strong room.
uu K"m was ueneatii and nround us,
I lu lion bound boxes, built togother liko
iue uncus ox n wall. Cameron lifted an
end of ono of tho boxes nnd nodded his
heluietcd head towaul mo impatiently.
I took hold, nnd together wo swnng it
up through tho water nnd ont through
tho hatches. Then ho scrambled p him
self, nnd I followed. Again wo lifted
the box, trondim: with caro nlnnu ihn
slimy alleyways so ns not to fool our
ies. 1 could feel thu bones nf ftin
I ueaii sunt Ueneatii my feet, and
Tlio First American Flag Raised Over Mnnlla,
KeJuccJ from in Illustration la "On to Miatla."
V.TIIIdHA' iwrt! .iKii-i,a .
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Flan I.leutentant Brumby of Admiral Dewey's HialT nml his rtac-Hnleloff
l'arty on the Hat ' Mi of Old Manila.
Kc-drawu from au illutua.tuu iu "Ou to Mauila."
Te Departure or the rirst Fleet of Transport..
trodu4 baa aa UJmtialioa U "Oo to ManlU.'
chest was tight with lalwr.
In unite of
f4 ufyttyArfi jAJMLWayA4x" JmtPBKBtSBIBrtmm ciMfc
U "OU Oterr" at .rt B..U ca. mm,
V4Bct4 (ra u ulnjtritira la nOa ta Uaau.
(Continued on pago 12TJ