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EVENING BULLETIN, HONOLULU, H. T.. SATURDAY, JULY 26, 1902.
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The Opium Cache on Maui.
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CHAPTER IV. Continued.
Tell How the Lava Tunneli Were Ex
plored and What Came of It.
SYNOPSIS KoJttkk DalJIncer ices Into the
cr-lrnn tra4e liti Ms ounit Ihlntse tilrnJ. Anin.
for hom Whiley is UnJIn or-lnm. Trie Halcon
arrives unexrectrJIy with a careo, rati of ?ll
Whaley enieavours, by a double r'ay, rl ,.
cache near Hcnakahaii, Maul. They tullow the Hal
cyon and camp In a lava tunnel near the grass houe
fxtnrlej ry Mrs. True, a hatf-nhlte and her (-retty
dauthter Matte, litre they watth the HalC)o-i land
f.v .hAuuid nnuid.iif nrlum In the laa caes. rut
are unable to locate the entrance In the meantime
oun Dalllnrer becomes acquainted at the pass
house. Upon his return they examine the lace of the
larasneit. ana ry au oi a rore aiu m uiii
round cove, vthlchcanr reached only Irutn the sea
Thev then search inland lor an old entrance, lormcrh
.,, it Tn shukhanj fnr tmueellnff rurrnes.
oblch ihev accldtntallv rind near their earnr. Thev
now prepare to search the tunnels with an electric
" Here we searched
Ere Ion we fell upon the hidden store.
Which was draped hence. -Old May.
When we started our search, Aiian
picked up the lantern, which, he said,
wo might need for a signal, if the ways
parted. I looked at my watch and mw
It was 3 o'clock; this would give us
fully two and a half hours for prollml-
narr work before dinner time at the
erase house. Anan trimmed his lan
tern at the entrance, and, as soon cs
we reached tho gallery, struck a
-match for him. I noticed, while the
clobe was raised, the flame of tho Ian
tern was bent toward the opcnlni
hove. I called his attention to tnl
teeming draft from the sea.
'It Is quite probable." he said, "but,
as yet. It Is Insufficient evidence that
tho tunnel reaches the water. But let
eo; and spring -that electricity, If you
I placed the rubber bond upon tt
lever of the torch, to ensure a steady
llgnt, and the flame of Aran's lantern
at once cast a shadow In the clear
white glow which Hooded tho galleiy.
For a short distance the way ran :il
most straight and nearly level; If any
thing, there was a slight downward
tendency. Tho tunnel soon narrowed
bv about one-third Its diameter, and
turned to the right some ten degrem;
this new direction agreed with the
bulge in the lava exposed above. As
we went, tbo floor became rougher aurt
1 could hear Anan swearing In Chlnc-e
as ho stumbled along In my glgautls
By this tlmo I Judged we wcro near
tha end of the gibbous ledge, where i
had entered; for the gallery plunne.1
downward abruptly, by at least fUU-.'n
degrees, following Its original course
seaward. As far as my light Hashed 1
could follow tho declivity until tho
slope of the roof Intervened; when we
reached this point the tunnel suddenly
widened, resembling a long high cellat
without ends. As we went we pasft.-tl
occasional projections, or saw midden
recesses In the lava, which, In the
glaro of our torch, looked like lrrogu
lar black curtalnB hung at Intervals
along the walls.
Soon Anan called for mo to stop
When ho came up, his faco streaming
with perspiration, he said:
"What the old devil are you walking
such a race for, Roddy? We can't ose
a blessed thing this way: Why. man,
wo may have passed that opium twin
ty times, for all you know!"
"My soil, I'm no fool!" said I, dins
ins a quiet sarcasm against his wis
dom; "I'm not wasting tlmo looking
(or hidden drugs here, until I learn
whether this underground boulevard
leads to tho sea, where MacLcan enter
"Well, darn It all, you needn't go si
Infernally fast with your long logs,
then I'm tired." he replied, with a
I promised to walk slower, and we
soon came to where the declivity ccas
cd as abruptly as It had begun. Hem
we felt the air freshen, and It soon l))
camo perceptibly cooler, by several Uc
D-ees. By this time the gallery had
widened Into a great chamber; and 1
saw, as I dashed my torch around, tht
another tunnel, as large, entered near
br parallel with ours.
"You had better place tho lantern Id
the entrance of our tunnel, to on old
chance of error when wo return
said, pointing to the entranco or thv
other tunnel, which was partly flllel
with great blocks of lava and larg.i
In a short time tho chamber again
narrowed, making a sharp, crescent
llko curve; then it suddenly debouched
upon a broad, black plain, bounded In
front by a dazzling streak of light,
which dimmed tho ra'dlance of my
By making a plrco-meal examination
with our cono of light, I discovered wt.
were standing at tho edge of an exten
slvo breakdown, whero several tun
nets merged. I could hear the water
breaking gently on tho lava floor be
low us, after It had spent its force In
crossing the broad black bay: far be
yond tho roar of the plange'nt sea was
toned to low, muffled grumbling. Wc
carefully mado our way to tho water's
edge; here we entered n gray twlllgh'
In which wo could distinguish objects
somo little distance. The shoro-llno of
this twilight bay formed an Irregular
crescent across tho great chamber,--tho
wet lava floor sloping llko a glean
tic pieco of black porcelain; until It my
half submerged In tho dim sea depth
In the edge of the horn nearest Honn-
Italian, on tho right, a largo trlangultir
notch was broken through tho lava,
roomy enough for two medium sized
"Thoro Is doubtless their landing
place," I said. "Como, we'll go over
t and look for signs "
"Why, what Is that white bunch over
JthereH cried Anan suddenly.
TBI followed his pointing, then ran to
W place, which lay a few metres
llefrllMIIIMIIMW m r
bad made out It was a light Whitehall
jboat, turned upside down nbove high
water mark; by dashing my torch, I
soon read In small black letters, "Yacht
Halcyon, San Francvlsco." Now I ro
membcrcd. for the drst time, that only
two boats had returned to tha yacht
after the last trip of tho smugglers. At
the time we had doubtless observed
the fact, but, owing to our excitement,
had made no mental note of the miss
Here was luck, which would permit
exploration of the bayf as well as the
entrance from the sea. In a Jiffy the
boat was righted; wo found the oars
and rudder beneath, together with two
lanterns, three miners' picks and its
Luck, Indeed) Anan was capering
v'lb dellgh': I was obliged to ihnkft
him before he would help me launch
"Ohl Itoddy, we're all right! These
picks and shovels are a dead give,
away! we'll soon open that cacro
now! If wo don't I'll glse you a sugar
plantation for a wedding present!"
and there he was, dancing and grin
ning at me from tho edge of the lava.
"Now, let up thai, Anan! and climb
In here," I said, Impatiently, "d'yru
think I'm to pull this boat through
that suck of water, yonder, by myself?
Come, we've no time to spare, so gel
an oar and bend your back."
Before pulling for trie entranco we
carefully examined the entire edge of
the crescent and the s'lde walls of tho
great chamber; but wc found no avail
able lurking places for smuggled good
In the smooth, sinuous lava.
Then we lay straight for the en
trance, at a place where the band of
silvery daylight narrowed to a steel
blue point; this was where I Judged tho
smugglers had entered. I was not ruU
taken: as wc camo toward It, end 0,1,
I could feel the Inswccp of the watci
oppose our strokes, as though wn
pulled against a cable; then, calling
sharply to Anan, I glanced over mv
shoulder for our bearing, and, bracing
our feet, wo bent four oars until tho
water snapped from the blades, llko
The strain was fearfully hard; but !t
lasted only thirty seconds, when we
dashed through a cloud of prismatic
spray and lay in the dark-green swell
of the ln-sca, within tho broad shadow
of the lava shelf, which fell ten metres
beyond us. Even here we occasional
ly resorted to our oars to prevent tin.
boat being carried back. As we looked
upwards tho setting sun cast a shaft
of chromatic light across tho mint
cloud floating above this unnamed riot
In the sea.
"Why, that's as easy as ducks!
cried Anan, as he wiped Tils wet fore
head and warm face.
"1 wish to heaven wo had something
to drink I'm dry, alter all this," 1
'"'hut will you hove, Ro'ddy, whisky
or water? Come, let's drink the smug
filers' health!" he cried In his flippant
"Don't be giddy. Anan." said I; "but
really, I'd have both, If we only had
With this he dived Into his bluo
cloth blouso and pulled out two good
Bized Chinese flasks, ono of which no
held up with tho comment, "water"
then tho other saying, "whisky."
"While you were stripping youretlt
In tho tunnel for work,"' ho said, with
a twinkle In his eye, "I wns busy fill
Ing my pockets with these soothers for
accidental thirsts, eren encountered.
sometimes, by men who claim to he
better than their fellows. Do you have
such thirsty reformers In California,
Roddy? I've turned them up by llic
dozen, during my ten years In Ha
waii!" "Do wc? O, here, Anan! I'm not "p
'ii questions of casuistry; I leave such
discussions to Illogical men and emu
tlcnnl women come, pass mo both
1HHII3, will you? Thoro, pull tho b.io:
fit of that suck, so I can drink!"
After the heat and toll of tho mi;
hour, we were greatly refreshed by our
doublo draught. We now let the uoa:
slip through the bedlam-tongued wn
tor Into tho black lava mouth, which
swallowed us and tho uproar with u
gulp; and wo soon found ourselves
Mantling again on tho shore of the twi
Wo pulled tho boat well upon tho
lava, and at onco began a systemai';
search. Wherever darkness lurked in
tho chamber wo thoroughly explored,
but found tho smooth circuit wall
complete. Tho great lateral pressure,
caused by tho conflux of molten la-.-n
at the shore-line, had plainly obliterat
ed all Inflowing streams, except that
forming tho tunnel by which wo had
entered; this had ploughed its fiery
pathway Intact, relieving the tremen
dous pressure when It broko through
tho flood and plunged Into the sea.
When we reached tho entrance of
the crescent-shaped tunnol, leading to
tho upper chamber, I sent Anan for a
pick with which to sound walls ard
floor, as we went. Tho tunnel In trio
crescent was formed of peculiar, s'.l's
llko lava, which had been probably
caused by tho presstiro exerted upi.ti
tho flow through tho curvo; the lava
looked almost llko burnished nicklo
steel In tho glare of our torch. Tho
walls of the upper chamber, whero the
two tunnels Joined, gnvo llttlo encour
agement, belns smooth and hard and
high, without perceptible flaw.
I pressed tho cap of my repeater and
It struck a quarter of five; this would
glvo us a full hour beforo dinner tlmo
"Now, Anan," said I, "put down yr.tii
lantern and take that pick; I propona
searching this new tunnel, which
scorns partially broken down where It
enters, so como along."
Wo clambered over the lava blocks'
these botiTders being mixed with thli
"Don't know," I replied.
"Well, I do," said ho; "there bin
been n cave in near by and the bould
ers came with It from the outside.
Now, let's find tho breakdown; It'a
near this entranco.
I turned the torch through a
scml-clrcle and exposed a grcin
break In the wall on the Honakah.i.)
side, which had apparently half-fill" J
tho entrance. Or had It? An exami
nation soon showed us that tho rile
structlon was artificial, for It contain
ed no fragments of lava, or boulders
which could not havo been moved lij
half a dozen men; besides, the smaller
rocks wero all on the top of tho bar
rler. As I flashed my light along t hi
obstruction, Anan sprang forward am
picked up a short brier-wood pip.
which had been dropped by some on
"That settles It; they came ovei
here and the dope's hid In this tunnel
eh! Hod?" he asked, handing me IN
Take your pick and let's examine
the cave-In," I said.
We did so; but without success: 1
consisted of fragments of lava and
boulders, blackened by time: th
breakdown, plainly, bad been undl
turbed for years.
"It must bo farther along," I said,
"come, let's make a search of the tun
nel." But suddenly I added: "Sii'i
pose, Anan, this Is an extension of tlt-t
tunnel where our camp Is? the dirts
tlon Is tho same."
"Don't know; Ic? us find out; theo
ries aro no good underground. Rcdi'vl
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tcred? Or where the devil Is It?'
cried Anan, as ho gazed at me, llko an
animated Interrogation point.
Those fellows certainly hide opium
more dextrotuly than they steal It," I
snld; "but come, let us be going it'l
nearly C o'clock. Now, Anan, you
needn't look so grumpy," I continued,
for wc will search alt night, If necen
Bary, to find their cache, and we'll be
gin ns soon ob vee eaten dinner.
Come, now, let's go to the house, mid
cat all you can, for I'll find you wotll
When wo reached the grass house
wo wcro thoroughly hungry, and Mrs.
True at once led us to a chamber to
arrange our attire before dinner. She
.-taw that 1 giant cd with surprise nt a
fine .Ouser rllle, hanging on the wall
within a border of exquisite natlvo
fans, nnd sho said In nnswer to my cl
"Yes. this Ii Mnllo's room; of course
hat rifle Is an oddity here, but It wni
'ler father's, and It has been her whim
o keep it In her room since his death.
Then she added In tho sad, vibrant
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"Has Hcttle Green dun cnnythlng'
with her Revolver yet, I wonder?"
Undo Ramsey ast ono Nlte when wc
Wcro Scttln' out on, the Fortch Doing
tho live and Let live act with tho rutin
kcetocs. I gess that's what made hlui
think of Her.
"Not yet," paw sed, "and I woul ln't
Be saprlscd If It Worried her a Uood
deal, too. Here Bho's Had it for more
Than n munth and hazzn't had a Sin
gle Bhot nt Enny robber, as Far as the
publlck knows. 8'poslng sho paid six
dollars fer.lt. Thero's tho Interest en
all that ni'unny going to waste, and
I'll bet Hetty figures it Dp every nlto
.oico of widowhood: "Ah! Mallo and and thinks, 'Oh, hcvlng, wont no Boid
ler father wero trreat cronies and wcro bad robTTer ever como? Must tho
munnv I nald for my Gun bo a Dcd
when 1 mlto 'Invest tt whero it
nscparablc, until death came nnd part
Jd them," and her eyes filled with
'.cars, as she turned to leave us.
When wc met at table Mrs. True had
laid by her Borrow and was smiling
tnd happy again. As we ate, 1 recount
d our search of the tunnels, telling o(
itir disappointment and determination
a continue work that night. As vt
alked, Anan became prolific of new
plans and expedients for procedure,
nonc'bf which, however, had any praf
Ileal relevancy, where we were to
deal with an unbroken surface of adc
mant. 51rs. True pooh-poohed each
and every of his suggestions, but of
fered nothing herself, except that the
bcBt plan was to keep our torch going
and our eyes busy as we searched.
"You might stumblo upon it when
you least expect O, Mr. Dalllnger' '
she exclaimed, breaking oft suddenly,
"what Is your plan? What egotists w.i
havo been to do nil the talking, with
out asking advice
dollar the sauio
"I wonder If It's a Dlzccz or It She
Just Dot that way becoz she wanted
to?" maw est.
"I dunno," paw anBcrd, "But I guess
and 1 a'poso shemltc of Thot meliby
It wouldn't Help much whether be
could Bee her or Not, Any Way.
"Hetty Orccn shows us what Every
woman Ot to Try to be. Sho goes to
Bed Erly to save Gas Bills and Gets up
she WS, Domed with It. I was reading at 4 o'clock In the morning so as not
about Her erly life last week and lto walr out tho Bed closo by Tosshis
Mado me feel ashamed of myself. It around. The first thing she docs Is to
shows that all of us mlto Be rltch It Look ovcir the List and see If They
wc only had tho rite stuff In us. When are Enuy morgldgcs sho can forechue
sho was three weeks old she swallow- Before Breckfiist. Then sho borrows
cd a penny. They never got It back, tho nnber's paper and Glantses thru It
and Ever slntz that time when Hetty ' to seo if Ennythlng has happenotl (o
Orecn onco gets a hold of munny It's.Leavo more Homeless Hungry orfuns
nojt mutch uso for Ennybuddy Else to n the World. If they are Enny she
wait around For a chants to use It. Sni rites down whero They can be found
you see It must bo Natchcrl for her to and walks around a Block or two to
keep what she Gets and always keep, keep from going past there to Collect
Hcnllv. Mrs. True." I said. "I hate
I'm surprised you don't practice what no plan or next to none. Tho fact Is
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would Bring divvy Dcnds?'
"But th'cy are no Danger that Enuy
robber will Ever tacklo Hetty unless
he's n forrener and thinks She's huni
bu'ddy else. Robbers are like most
Other people In one Way. They hute
to Let go of Good munny after they've
once got It, and Enny robber that
knows Hetty Can see rito oft that If he
Evca went around to do blzness with
her his friends would Haft to furnish
his Meals for awhtlo afterwards. That's
where It's too Bad people don't Always
no their Own power. If Hetty would
of Had tho Confadence In Herself
that she's Entitled to She would of
new It was foolish for Her to get a
Oun. When a Safe Cracker or a Bun
ko Stccrcr sees Her Coming down the
Street ho puts one hand ovor his
Watch pocket and Grabs his munny
with tho Other and Runs, pall and
Haggcrd, Looking back over his shotil
rter ovcry Llttlo whllo to See If tho's
still coming, becoz Hetty can smell n
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and Fore months Hetty commence to
Tawk. What do you s'poso was the
First thing Sho ever sed? They say
when a child says mamma first It's a
slno that tho next Baby will be a boy,
or Let me sec. Mcbby It's a sine that
tho Next one will be a Girl. I don't
Just remember which It Is now, But It's
one or The other, and It tho Dear little
thing saw paper the next one wilt be
somo other kind, But they didn't have
a chants to no whether Hetty was Go
ing to Havo a. Lit tie bruthcr or a Little
sister next, Becoz the first thing she
Ever sed was 'Bank.
"So her paw bot her a Llttlo Back
and she put Her pennies In It, Paying
Interest of Two pur Sent on what she
could Borro and charging ten Pur cent
on tho munny She Let her folks havo
when they Couldn't make change enny
other way. Hetty was a Dear Llttlo
thing whri she was yung. Old nabcrs
of the Fambly say she was sutch a
Thotfull child. Whenever they Swept
tho rooms sho would savo up what was
scattered around on tho Foor to Help
start the flro and save kindling, and
she would always make them Dfo o-.it
tho llto Before she nclt down In Her
llttlo white nliey and sed Her prayers,
becoz IX would of Been walstlng thn
Candles to Let them keep on Burning
rents. She has a Negg for Brecktitst
It It duzzent cost too much, and saves
the shell to settle tho Coffey for sni
"Then she starts on the Blzness ot
the day. As she Is going out the Door
mebby she sees a Basket Full of per.
suls and combs and shoo strings on
the Frunt steps. They belong to a
man with ono Lalg who put them there
whllo He chased around the Corner
sum Tuft boys that were sasstng h'tm.
Hetty charges him storage and Goes
on Her Way rejoicing, becoz sho al
wals ThfhltB It's a viooComen If you
can begin to Make onnust munny be
fore You reatch tbo sidewalk In the
"Mebby. about tho tlmo she turns the
next Corner sho meets a Blind boy
that is Crying becoz he Is Hungry and
his sick muther and Little Bister are
at Home starving. Insted ot crewllly
Charging him for tho time she loses
whllo He's telling His sad story sbo
takes a Ginger snap out ot her poc'ct
and Gives him haft, saying;
"'You poor boy. My hart oiks for
you. Take this Home and Divide it
with your muther and sister.'
"Then Bhe hurries on. Hoping God
seen her klntl act and will Shower
Down blessings on her for It. It manes
her happy all Day Thinking of the
while sho nst God to Bless and mane Good sho did. and anuther thing That
her a Good girl nnd watch Over hfr'aiaddons her hart Is tho thot that the
llttlo bruthers and sisters. If It would- boy's blind, so They aro no Dalngr
n't Cost Hnny cxtry. I that ho Can point her out as a neesy
"One of the Gladdest moments ot mark to other people that want help.
Her Life was when Her Fawther Dot she takes the other halt of the Glng.'r
her the First doll she Ever had. Be- gDap for her Lunch, and when Bhe goes
foro sho Took It to the store keeper home that nlto She knows God .niist
and Got tho Munny back for it the of rewarded her for hor Good deed, be
took the Saw Dust out of the Laigs to Coz a Widdo that was suing For dam
help save Bills for Fowcll, and Filled midges becoz hox Husband fell down
up tho Empty placo with hair she Hid 0no of Hetty's coal holes got run over
Gathered By picking It out of the ny a street car nnd Didn't leave ennr
Fambly conibs. And yet She Loqks relatives to go ahead with the casp. Ot
Back on that as tho Saddest blunder corse. I don't say ennythlng of the
m her hole Life. She soes now that Kind Ever Happened, but you never
tho Hair mlto of reely Deen worth Con tell what's coming. There's nna
more for Pocking than tho saw Dust thing that makes mo prouder of Hetty
was for fowcll. That was the Only than ennythlng else, tho."
Blzness mistake she ever made. "What's that?" maw ast.
"As a yung girl they say sho Show-' "Amcricka has ono woman with
ed her Wzness ability Rite along. Sho stnehs of munny that Didn't get fool
started tho Fashion of Setting In tho ish over tho Coronnshun of Our gra
Dark with her Bo, becoz she Could clous Lord and King,"
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Tho Hon, Michael Herbert, who has been appointed to succeed the late Lord Pauncefoto as British Ambassa
dor to Washington, is a keen sportsman and an earnest disciple of Isaak Watson. Tho above exclusive snapshot
shows the British Minister and his two sons preparing for a day's flshlnc. Mr. Herbert's fondnesB for piscato
rial pursuit Is calculated to endear him to President Roosevelt, himself an ardent fisherman.
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you preach!" he added, Ironically, ip wo havo not, as yet, discovered a clut, gregated wisdom for two hours. I am
ferrlng to my slap, of an hour prevlo-u. unless It be tho nlno which An.in sum I nhnuli! havo rnitcht hpr in mv
at bis theory that the opium was In found. Tho only thing that I see is to arms and kissed her then nnd there. If
me entrance tunnel. search again the entrance to the seo .others had not been present. It Is the
"Come," I cried,"1! think I'll put you ontl tunnel, whero wo found tho bar ' same with all new Ideas and inven-
to work, ob you're so ''clever!" and I rler; but I have llttlo hopo of finding tlons; they appear so simple, after ac
led the way. anything there, for I don't believe that nualntnnce. that wo will snend hotiM
wondering how we ourselves chance J
to miss tho discovery.
"I wish I could see the tunnels; whv
can't wo go along, mamma?" askeJ
Malic, looking from mo to her mother.
But Mrs. Truo rebuked her gently,
saing she could not consider It, ii
their presence wns quite unnecessary.
I quite agreed with her, though tho
descent would havo been easy enough,
but I promised Mallo wo would all
mnko n daytlmo trip to the twilight
bay, before I returned to Honolulu.
Wo were soon ready to btart and 1
whistled to Imp, who came to the
steps, but refused to follow me farther
I ttttoni)ted to make him come; but al
this ho returned quietly and lay down
at Mallo's feet: from that moment he
treated mo as a stranger, and thence
forward would show mo civility nt liei
Tho walls soon became rough :ui-J placo has been disturbed for years If
tortuous, narrowing rapidly the rour, looks count for aught."
fiowover, rctnlned Its height. Sudden- As I said this I turned toward
ly wo wcro stopped by a blind wall, Mnlle. who was opposite; she sat
blocking tho tunnel; It was at leant leaning both shapely elbows upon tha
Bovcn feet high and projected at tho table's edgo, resting her Bweet fate In
top In a rudo shelf, as If the lava ha I her palms. On pno finger I noticed e!u
cooled before falling,
"Darn It! we're beat again!
"Hero, throw this light on (op there,
and we'll seo!" I cried, ns I leaped nnl
caught tho edge of the shelf with both
With an effort I clambered up, nnd
taking the torch, I soon found an Ii
regular crevice, which opened Into the
darkness. I thrust the torch tliroui'.i
and looked down from tho roof of a
tunnel running directly toward oi.i
camp. As I climbed back I said:
"All right, Anan, we'll go around
and search our tunnel; I'll warrant
wo'll find that opium over there, fact
enough!" And I explained what I hal
Wo hurried to return, only maklns
a casual examination. In passing, ol
the tunnel leading to tho entrance;
soon wo reached our camp and at ocoJ
followed tho exit tunnel towards th
sea". If my theory proved true, I knew
tho distance to tho blind wall world
not bo great; consequently we search
ed the gallery carefully until wo sud
denly xaached tho wall from out side
I could seo a black streak along thf
top. which marked tho crovlco throiijih
which I had looked. This waa undoubi
cdly tho blind wnll mentioned by Mre.
True: wo had discovered auoliicr ni.d
nearer entranco to tho sea. But wi
looked at each other In perplexity ami
disappointment; thoro certainly was
no opium concealed In this end of the
"Well, whero Is It? It lin't here!
wore a fiery opal, which flashed fur
tlvely In tho lamp light, like the ejo
of a hidden serpent: but It was her c.
presslon that hold our attention, tflu
was looking straight at me, her brnwn
eyes big nnd bright with somo unex
pressed Idea. Mrs. True at onco ex
claimed, with a quaver:
"Why, Mallo dear, what Is It?"
Tho mental spell was broken,
she replied, with a laugh and a
"Oh! I was Just thinking!"
But I, whom Eios was teaching If
read, knew lustlnctUcly that sho had command only.
snhed our difficulty, and I looked at Mallo at once cried: "There, mam
her with eager oyeB, expectant, b-il'mn, now wo can go with propriety!
saying only; JYoti boo my presenco Is quite necos-
"Well, Miss Mnllo, you seo wo bnve sary. If my plan Is to bo tested; r.o
cNhausted our resources and must now como, ma'mnia. and Anan will bring ua
dope nil upon your advlco; yot," I con-back, ns Boon as they find tho placo
iiiui-ti wiiu gaunniry, u is generally .thero's n good mamma!" sho concltnl
tnc latest, which Is tho best and safc-H
advice, so let us hear your plan, nnd I
promlBO wo will follow It to tho letter. '
I thought I saw a blush steal over
her face as sho sat under hor mother 4
gaze, but hcr'speech disclosed no emo
tion, ns sho raised her eyes to mine,
and said qtilto simply:
"I was thlnkliig Ttodorlck," sho her
Itnted a llttlo at my nnmo; "I was
thinking Hint. If you wero to tnko Imn
with you Into tho tunnels, ho might be
able to find the encho from tho scent
of tho tools and plpo; do you think he
could do It?" sho nsked, patting Imp's
head, as ho poked his noso into her
lap at tho sound of his name.
Did I think ho could do It? did I?
Is It on the other Bldo of tbnl wall? Or Why, my dear girl hod solved without
Is It farther Inland, bovond our rmn? nn effort, and In tho only natural way,
and b oulders; ao we did so Anan salrl: tOr Is It In tho tunnol by whip on- ttlio problem which had dolled our ap
i ii eeasja leasiii ii mil i ii in ifn "" ' " "' ' ' ' ' " -eeasassassaasssssssajasjssaassyasieaiiiiiiii 'I
cd, In n teasing tone.
I nt onco urged Mrs. Truo to cotro,
assuring her thore wns no danger,
whllo l( was Important to havo Imp
go; so, at last, sho camo with us.
(To bo continued.)
DIRECTOR OF THE CENSUS.
Washington, July H. The President
has Issued a commission to Director
Mcrrlam under the new permanent cen
sus law as Director of the Census.
A Misunderstood Man.
Goraldlno Did you over havo tho
feeling that peoplo didn't understand
Gerald I often have It; I use the
telcphono a great deal. Smart Set
MONUMENT TO FILIPINO
FAIR TO CLOSE SUNDAYS.
Washington, July 9. The Comptrol
ler of tho Treasury today rendered a
decision holding that under the law of
Congress the Louisiana Purchase Ex
position Company cannot receive any
part of the appropriation by Congress
for the Exposition until a contract shall
have been signed by the directors of
the company, binding themselves to
close the fair on Sundays. Secretary
of the Treasury Shaw had already In
formed tho Exposition company that
such a contract would have to be enter
ed Into, and this telegram was received
at the Treasury today from David R.
Francis, president of the company:
Sunday closing resolution as for
warded by Treasury Department adopt
ed by Board of Directors of Exposition
today. Thirty-eight directors, all who
were present, signed the agreement
Additional signatures will be obtained
as rapidly as possible.
This means that a majority of the
ninety-three members of the Board of
Directors will sign the agreement sub
mitted by the Treasury Department.
New York, July H. a committee of
Filipinos was recently formed In Ma
nila to raise funds for a monument In
memory of Dr. Rlzal, tho Filipino pa
triot, author nnd poet. A committee
consisting of Mayor Low, chairman;
John G. Schurman, General Elwell S.
Otis, U. S. A., John R. Proctor and
Benjamin Ide Wheeler havo been asked
to cooperate In the carrying out of the
project by raising funds in the United
States. In the notice Issued by this
committee It is stated:
"It is desired to raise about $100,000
Jtexlcon, or, soy $15,000. Much of this
will be contributed by Filipinos. It Is
certain, however, that they will ap
preciate American cooperation. Gov
ernor Taft'has himself subscribed to
this fund; and he thinks American
participation In the movement will do
much to cement goodl feeling between
the Filipinos and the people of the
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HAMLIN GARLAND. THE AUTHOR, IN INDIAN COSTUME.
Hamlin tinrlln. author of "The Itoso of Butcher's Cooley," "Th Captain
of the Gray Horse Troop," etc.. Is qulje at home nmong the ludlaur, as this
picture shows. The photograph was tnkepjnt Uigio's Nest cuuip, Oregon,
111-, where Mr. Garland has ut bis summer camp an elaborate tepee made for -blin
by Chcyeune squaws,
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