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EVENING BULLETIN, HONOLULU. T. H., SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1009
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(8ynopli of Prevlout Chapters.)
CHAPTEn 1 John Oalo Is a trader
6t Flambeau, a rough outpost of civil
ization In Alaska. His daughter Nccla
Is a. beautiful joung girl, generally bo
llovcd to bo 'a half breed, daughter of
dnlo and tho Indian squaw Alluna,
with whom ho lives. Some hidden bur
den weighs continually on tho trador's
mind, and ho vlows with apprehension
Uie arrival of a squad of Boldlers at
Flamboau. "That means tho lew," he
BayB uneasily to Novla, who haa be
oomo acquainted Willi and admired by
Lieutenant Burrel, commander of the
Eoldlors. H It becomes known that
Napoleon Dordt, an honest, faithful
French Canadian employed by Dole,
Is dcoply In love with Necla. One
nunnlon, a dissolute gambler and "bad
man," arrives1 at Flambeau by steamer
and In a fight with Durrcll Is worsted
ami forced to leave tho town. On thoi
departing steamer's deck ho monoclng
ly sayB, "I will return to toko a hand
In tho game." HI Dorct gltcs Nocla
a handsomo silk gown brought by htm
from Dawson City for her. Arrayed
In this, she meets Lloutcnant Durroll,
who falls madly In lovo with her, and
ho wonders If her blood Is really taint
od. Oalo reasserts that she Is tho II
logltlmato daughter of himself and the
squaw. IV nunnlon roturns with
Den Btark, a professional gambler and
man-killer with plenty of money. Stark
builds a saloon and danco hall at
Flambeau. "No Crook" Loe discovers
gold hi a valloy some miles distant,
end Necla persuades Durrell to take
her thero and locato a claim for her,
their trip requiring a day and a night
In tho forest. V, VI and VII Jule.
Leo, Itunnlon and Stark liavo gono to
gether to tho alto of Lee's discovery
to locato claims. The) nro mot by
Necla'and Durrell, and a bitter quarrel
ensues. Itunnlon and Stark consplro
to rob Necla of her "claims. Hunnlon
wants the' girl, nnd Stark finds thai
Nccla has a strange, tin explainable
fascination for lil.-.i. Ills baby daugh
ter had' been stolen' jeara before. Dur
rell becomes .tho declared enemy of
both JNirk andHunnlpn. A gun held
by 'Gale Is discharged, the bullet ac
cldentnlly, ho claims, narrowly missing
Tb.e scanty ounce or rffu S? gold
from bid claim lay In tho scales at the
post, where every naweomer might ex
amino It, and, realizing that ho was a
never ending source of Information,
they fawned on him for his tips, brib
ing htm with newspapers worth tl
each or with cigars, which he wrapped
up carefully nnd placed In his mackl
naw till ovcry pocket of tho rusty
garment bulged so that he could not
Bit without losing them. They dwelt
upon his lightest word and stood him
Up beside the bar, where they filled
htm with proofs of friendliness until
bo shed tears from his one good eye.
Cautiously at first he lot out his
wit, which was logy from long disuse
and as heavy on Its feet as the Jump
ing frog of Calaveras, but when they
laughed at Its labored leaps and sallies
his confidence grew. With tho rcgn
, larlty of a cloclf ho planted cigars and
ordered "a little more hard stuff,"
while his roving eye rejoiced In lacbry
'mose profusion, Its overburden losing
Itself In tto tangle of bis careless
beard. By and by ho wandered
through the town, trailed by a troop
of tenderfect, till tbo women marked
blm, whereupon be fled back to the
post and hugged the bar, for ho was
n bashful man. When Stark's new
place opened It offered him another
retreat, of which ho availed himself
for somo time. Dut late In tbo even
ing ho reappeared at Old Man 0 ale's
store, walking a bit unsteadily, and si
be mounted tho flight of logo to the
door bo stepped once too often.
"What's becouio of that fourth
ntepT" ba demanded sharply of Toleon.
"Dcro she Is," ifaTd the Frenchman.
"I'm blamed If It is. You moved It
Inco I was here."
"I'll have 'lm put back," laughed the
"Say, it's a grand thing to bo rich,
"I don't know. I nln' novcr try It."
"Woll, ll Is, and now that I'vo nrrlv
cd I'm gotn' to chango my wajs com
plete. No more extravaganco tu mine.
I'll never lond another cent."
"Wat's datr ejaculated Dorct In
"No more hard tuck stories and 'bur
ryups' for mine.- I'm the stony heart
ed Jailor, I atn.from now, henceforth,
wotld 'thout end, nmonl No busted
miners need apply, I've been a good
thine, but tonight I turn on the time
"Da goshl You'ro fonny foller,"
laughed I'oloon, who bad lent the one
oyed man much money in the past and,
like others, regarded htm not merely
as n bad risk, but as a total loss.
"Mebbo jou t'lnk ypu've been a spen'
t'rlf all dese year."
Dorct took the hero of the day by
tho arm aud led him to tho rear of tbu
OlPI where, he bedded .him pnjjjdlo
COPYRICHT.190S.CY HARPER & BROTHERS
o7 Hour "SurLS"butliuliair"hardljre
turned to the bar when Lee came cor
ing out of the dlraucis. making for the
light llko n Bhlp tacking toward n bea
con. "Wha kind of flour Is that?" be
"Dot's Just plain w'cot flour."
"Not on your life," said the miner,
with tho firmness of a great conviction.
"It's full of yeast powders. Why, It's
fnrin' and rlsln' like n buckln' hoss.
I'm plumb seasick." He laid a zigzag
course for the door.
"Wore jou goiu'?" asked Poleon.
"I'm golu' to get sonicthtn' for this
stomach trouble. It's fierce." He do
scended Into the darkness boldly and
stepped off with confidence this time
too soon. Poleon heard him flounder
ing about, his indignant toIco raised
irascibly, albeit with a note of tri
umph. "Wna'a I tell you? Xou put that
step back while I was nshlccp." Then,
whistling blithely, If' somewhat out of
tunc, he steered for tbo new saloon to
get something for his "stomach trou
ble" At Stark's he found a largo crowd
of tho now men, who welcomed him
heartily, plying him with countless
questions and harking to bis maudlin
talcs of this new country which to blm
was old. He had followed the muddy
rher from Crater lake to the delta,
searching tbo bars and creek beds In a
tlrclccs quest till ho knew each stream
and tributary, and, like Gale, he bad
lived these many years ahead of tho
law, where each man was his own
court of appeals and whero crime wai
"Oh, there's lAts of countries worse'u
this," lie declared. "We may not bo
very hon'somc to tho naked eye, nnd
wo may not wear our handk'cblefs In
our shirt cuffs, but there ain't no wld
ders nnd orphans doln' our washln',
and a man ion walk away from his
house, stay a month and find it thero
when he comes back."
"Those days are twist," said Stark.
"There's too many new people coming
In for all to be honest."
"They'd better be," said Lee ag
gressively. "We ain't got no room for
stealers. Why, I bad a hand In mokin'
tho bylaws of this camp myself, 'long
with Jphn Gale, and they stlp'lates
that any person caught robbln' n cache
is to bo publicly whipped In front of
the tradin' post; then. If It's winter
time, he's to be tnrned looso on the Ice
barefooted, or. If It's summer, he's to
"Say, art thet pwjjile kUldlri met" lie
bo set adrift on a log with his shirt
"Either would meau certain death,"
said n stranger "frost in winter, mos
quitoes In summer!"
"Thut'H all right," another bjstandcr
declared. "A man's life depends ou
bis grub up hero, and I'd be in favor of
enforcing that punishment to J ho let
ter." "All tho same, I tuko no chances,"
said Stark. "Thcro'a tio many stran
gers here. Just to khow jou how I
stand, I'o put Itunnlon on gunrd over
my pile of stuff, and I'll be kind when
It's under corer. It Un't tho celerity
of tuitiUhmciit that keeps n man from
going iong; It's thp certainty if Jt."
"Will, bed sure get It. unci get It
proper. In thl i i.imp." declired I.ea
and nt that moment, in If liM words
bud been (l i h ilh nge. the flaps uf the
gre.it tent were thrust nsde. mid Ilun
ulc.n hilf lid, lulf threw ii in in Into
the oi en spite before tlu bar.
"Lc'.'u I.UU' ii I ck t c,u," bo pant
M. "Will If It iiln't n i l'rr!'
"Whit's up'" u led thu men crowd
Inj iibout the t I "' . '. who ryicucd.
lerft-r Crisis; TrJOTTinirpiC TOUTl
and moss, w hllc thoso phi) lug roulette
and "bank" left tho tables, followed
by the dealers.
"IIo's a thief," said Hunnlon, mop
plug the sweat from bis brow. "I
caught blm after your grub pile. Stark.
He dropped a crato of hnms when I
came upon him nnd tried to run, but I
dropped blm." A trickle of blood
from the negro's head showed how bo
had been felled.
"Why didn't you shoot?' growled
Btark angrily, nt which the negro half
aroso and broke Into excited denial
of his guilt. Hunnlon kicked blm sav
agely, while the crowd murmured ap
proval. "Lo' me sec him," said Leo, elbow
ing his way through the others. Fix
ing his ono cyo upon the wretch, he
"You're tbo first downright thief I
eer seen. Was you hungry?"
"No; he's got plenty," answered ono
of the tcudcrfcet. "IIo's got a bigger
outfit than I have."
"Then I reckon It's a divine manifes
tation," said "No Creek" Lee tearfully.
"This black party is goln' to furnUh
an cxamplo as will elevuto the moral
tone of our community for a jenr."
"What y'all aim to dor wlilucd the
"We're goln' to try you." announced
the one c)ed miner, "mid if you're
found guilty, as you certainly are golu'
to be, you'll bo flogged, after which
perdlcament you'll have a nice ride
downstream on a saw log without
"But the mosquitoes"
"Too bad Jou didn't think of them
before. Lot's get at thin, boys, nnd
have It over with."
A miners' meeting was called on tho
spot nnd a messenger sent hurrying
to the post for tho book in which was
recorded tbo laws of thu men who hid
mado the camp. The crowd was de
termined that this should be done lo
yally and as prescribed by ancient cus
tom up 'and dow n thu river. Thero
was no defenso for tho iulprlt, and ho
offered none, being too sen red to do
mora than plead. The proceedlugs
wero quiet and grim and were well
ulgh ucr when Lieutenant Burrell
wnlked into tho saloon. He bad been
In his quarters all day, fighting a fight
with himself, and in tbo late' evening,
rebelling against bis war with his con
science, ho had sallied out and, drawu
by tho crowd In Stark's place, had en
tered. A man replied to hU whispered ques
tion, giving him tho story, for tbo
meeting was under Lee's domination,
and tho miners maintained ail orderly
and businesslike procedure. Tho mat
ter of fact, relentless expedition of the
affair shocked Burrell Inexpressibly,
ami, seeing Poleon and Oale near by, be
edged toward them, thinking that they
Burely could not bo in sympathy with
this barbarous procedure.
"You don't understand, lieutenant,"
said Oalo in a low voice. "This nigger
Is a thief 1"
"Gentlemen," announced Burrell,
standing near tbo abhen gray wretch
and facing tbo tcntful of men, "this
mnns a thief, but jou can't kill him!"
Stark leaned across tbo bar, bis
ojes blazing, and touched tho lieuten
ant on tho shoulder.
"Do you mean to take a hand In all
of my affairs?"
"This isn't jour affair. It's tnluo,"
said the officer. "This Is what I was
scut hero for, and It's my particular
business. You seem to have overlook
ed that Important fact"
"Ho stole my stuff, and he'll take bis
"I say be won't!"
For tho second time In their brief
acquaintance these two men looked
fair Into eaih other's eyes. Few men
bad dared to look at Stark thus and
Ihe, for when a man has once shed
tho blood of his fellow a mania ob
sesses blm, a disease obtains that Is
The two men battled with their eyes
for an opening. Lee and the others
mastered their surprise nt the inter
ruption and then began to babble un
til Burrell turned from the gambler
and threw up bis arm for sllenco.
"There's no use arguing," he told
tho mob. "You cau't do It. I'll bold
blm till tho next boat comes; then I'll
send him down river to St. Mlchnel's."
He laid bis hand upon the negro and
mado for the door, with face set and
eyes watchful and alert, knowing that
a hair's weight might shift tho bnl
nnco nnd cause these men to rive blm
Lcc'b Indignation at this miscarriage
of Justice had blm so by tbo throat as
to strnnglo expostulation, for a mo
ment till, bo sow the soldier actually
bearing off his quarry.
"Stop that!" he bellowed. "To h-1
With vour lnwl Wa'r imln' xvnnlln'
to our own!" An ominous ccno arose,
and In tbo midst of it tho miner In his
blind fury, forgetting thin exulted posi
tion, took a step too near tbo edge of
the bar aud fell off into tho body of
tho meeting. With him fell the dig
nity of the assemblage. Some ono
laughed, another took It up, the uon
gus tension broke, and a man cried:
"The soldier U right! You inn't
bfuioq a Ulmvi for stealing!" And an
other: "Sure! Hogs und chickens uro
(Continued on Monday)
(Continued from Page 8)
of frost, we reached tin February 23
n depot on Minim Bluff, which had
been laid by tho Jojce party In Jan
uary. Here we received news from
Marshall had a relapse and return
of tho d)sentery. On the 2Cth we
made a forced march of twenty-four
miles, Marshall suffering grcntlj. On
the 27th Marshall was unable to
march, I left him In lamp In charge
of Adams, whllo Wild and I made a
forced march to tho ship for relief.
On March 1 1 returned with a le
llcf party, nnd nil reached the ship
nt Hut Point on March 4 In a bliz
zard. 'Tho total dlstnnco of the Juuriic),
Including relays, was 1708 statute
miles. Tho time occupied wns 120
Tho main results are n good geo
logical collection we found io.il
measures in limestone nntl a com
plete meteorological record
Eight New Mountain Ranges
Wo discovered eight distinct moun
tnln ranges nnd oer a hundred
mountains. Wo survc)ed and photo
graphed many glaciors and found
signs of former greater glaclatlon.
Tho geographical South Polo Is
doubtless situated on a plnteati ten
to eloiicn thousand feet nboo sca
level. The now mountains' nltltmliM
rangu from 300 tcct to 12.000 feet
Tho violent blizzards In latitude SS
deg. show that If tho "Polar calm"
exists It must bo small In nrea or not
coincident with the geographic Pole.
Professor Edworth David, P. It. S ,
"Tho northern party, consisting of
Douglas Mnrson, II. Sc, Mr Mncka),
and self, loft Capo Ito)d for the mag
netic Tolo on October C, 1908. We
picked up depots loft by motorcar
fifteen miles out. Tho party hauled
two sledges by relays, the total
weight, being GOO pounds per mnn,
with provisions for 93 dn)s W
reached Butter 1'oln.t on October 13,
nnd. leaving n depot, oontlnued north-
wards In CO degrees of frost.
"Thero was very heavy sledging
oor consolidated pack Ice. North of
Capo Bernncchl thoi scn-ico of Oriin
Ito Harbor was Just strong enough
on October 24, to,Jear tho sledges
We nrrhed lit the ijound tweho inllca
farther north, on October 30, where,
to save oil, wo utilized seal blubber.
An Open Sea Found
"Further north, living mainly on
seal-meat, wo crossed tho Nordenskt
old Barrier and "relayed" to the Dry
galskl Glacier. The, (hawing. sen-Ice.
compacted of brash and crushed pack,
mailo progress laborious nnit slow.
Tho sea-lco south qf tho Drygalskl
Glacier was beginning to break up.
A first attempt to cross tho glacier
failed, awing to numerous dceii
"We crossed farther enst on De
cember 6 nnd followed n difficult
routo over crevnseed prcssuro ridges.
On December 10 wo found open sea
on tho north sldo of the Drygalskl
(Jlacler. Wo mudo ii depot of ono
sledge nnd, nftor cooking supplies of
beal and penguin to lesson thp short
age of food, turned Inland on De
cember C with C70 pounds of. equip
ment and provisions Wo attempted
tho glacier between Mountains Nan
sen and Lnrsen.
"After Bledglng among tho high
pressure ridges, whero tho sledges
und the party were often nearly lost
In the crevasses, we abandoned that
route. A blizzard then covored the
glacier with deeply drifted snow, nnd
the sledges wore extricated with dif
ficulty. Subsequent violent blizzards
removing tho loose snow enabled tho
party to ascend tho steep slopo of n
branch glnclor to the main glacier
between Mountains I .arson and Bel
lingshausen. Thence thero wns fair
travelling to an Inland pltneau at an
altitude of over 7000 feet.
"Strong southerly winds, CO do
grees of frost, and shortened rations
mode travelling trying.
Finding tho Pole
"The party reached tho magnetic
Pole, 2C0 statute miles northwest of
tho Orygalskl depot, on January 1C
and hoisted tho Union Jack. Tho po
sition of the Polo was determined by
Marson with n Llojd-Crcak dip-circle
as In the vicinity of latitude 72 deg.
2G mln , longitude U4 cast,
"The party, returning, travelled
sixteen to twenty miles dally, und
nrrhed at the Junction of the branch
glacle,r with the main glacier near
Mount I.arfaen on January 30. At
tempting to shoot down tho main
glacier, wo became Involved In ico
pressuro ridges and crevasses, neces
sitating tho unloading of tho slcdgo
nnd hand portoruge On Fcbrunry 3
tho party arrived at an Inlet In tho
glacier near the Drygalskl depot.
"Our provisions were exhausted
except for a few biscuits Wo jo
curcd seal and penguin, but the par
ty's retreat was cut off by the sea-Ice,
the sheet having broken up. Tho
outlook wns serious,
"The Nlmrod, returning from Capo
Wnshlngton nnd tontliiulng a vigor
ous search, on February 4 sighted
tho depot flag ou-lhe, Iic-iUff- -The
part), finishing a ineiil, wns aroused
b) the Nlmrod firing n double di lo-
' Hushing out of the ten .Mar' u
fell twent) fot down a rrevisfe bill
was rescued unhurt by the pait
fiom tho ship
"The duration of the Joiiriiej was
122 dn)s. Wo traveled, Including
rela)s, 12G0 statute miles i
"Tho results are that coast wasi
triangulated b) Marson b) theodo
lite from McMurdo Sound to the
Dr)gnlskl Glacier. For geologlcnl,
magnetic, and meteorritogle.il r suits, '
minerals, nppnrently vanadium, und
wldel) sprend monazltc hnvo been
Westward Party's Perils
Mr Armjtnge reports
"The western part), consisting 'f
Sir Philip llrocklehurst, .Mr Priest
le), nnd bclf, left Cape Hnjd on De
cember 1 nnd reached Butler Point ,
on December G Wo proceeded to '
ascend tho Terror Glacier, Mr Priest
lc) making geological collections and
Sir Philip llrocklehurst taking pho
tographs. The latter illmbcd Knob
head Mountain mid found weathered
"On January 1 we ictiirned to llut
tcr Point, according to Instructions
for a possible meeting w Ith the north,
crn party. During nur ita) we pur
sued geologlcnl work In the Mi lull)
nnd found nil extensive raised lic.ich '
lift)- feet nbnvo the yea I
"On the morning of Janunr) 21 J
tho party woko to Hud the Ico upon
which it was camped drifting sen
wards. Fortunately nt midnight, b)
llie Influence of n current, tho lloo
touched fnst Ico for u sufficient time
to p'-rnilt the party to leach safely
"The following morning we sight
ed the ship und communicated by he
liograph. Wo were picked up In tho
nftcrnoon. Ubcful geologlcnl nnd
photographic work was done "
The Nimrod's Voyate
Captain Evans of the Nlmrod re
ports: "The Nlmrod navigated south un
der sail iinly nnd entered tho fit st
belt of Ice, sixty mites of pack Ice, on
lUci'inber 20, crnrslng tho Anluictlt U
Clnlo the some day. Thereafter nt
Intervals there was much park I
proceeded south on meridian 173 west j
to latltudo 70 deg 42 mln between'
Hosa' trnckB We rounded, nnd nt I
l.r.7r. fathoms (9IB0 feet) bottom
wns not reached,
"On January 1 I arrived at tho
edge of the pack, seven miles enst of I (J
lleaufurt Island, nnd on Jnnuiir) J M
readied tiio nc-sliect off Capo Bird
I despatched u slcdgo-purt) of four
men In chnrgo of Mr Mackintosh to
ioney malls to Cape Itojil The same
etculng two men returned. Mackin
tosh nnd McOlllan (?McUounn)
continuing tho Journey. Next day
they found tho Ice-sheet breaking,
nnd Just succeeded In reaching land.
Thenro on Jnnuary 11 they travelled
ocr crevusscll mountain slopes to
Cupo llo)d, arriving on Jnnuary 12
ut the last stage of exhaustion, Inn
ing lost their provisions In a ere
Misso early on January 11.
"The ship Itrst reached Capo llojd
on January G and left Immediately to
search tho mast for Mackintosh. 1
was beset by tho pack, and drifted
northwestward past Granlto Harbor,
utilizing tho period In inking chain
soundings across McMurdo Sound
The ship experienced severe pressures
but wus finally freed on January Hi
"On January 24, nrtcr a blizzard
had commenced to break the icc
fchcot, I was piocccdlng westward
across tho sound when I porcehrd a
heliograph on llutter Point, cloven
miles distant I succeeded In pene
trating thu pack, and picked up Ar
ni)tage, llrocklehurst, and Prlestle).
"On February 1, following Lieu
tenant Shnckleton's Instructions, I
pcocceded to search tho western coast
for tho northern party. This was
rendered difficult by tho pack and by
blizzards. Coasting, I sounded along
the greater part, within n nunitei
mile of tho shore, between tho Dr)-
galskl Harrier and Capo Washington
On February 4 I found tho northern
party, nnd returned to Capo Hojil,
nnd on tho 20th picked up tho south
ern depot party at Hut Point.
"Jojco reported that ho hud trav
elled bouth over a hundred miles
without n sign of the southern pnr
ty Hcnceforwnrd thero wero fre
quent blizzards. On March 1 I ob
served n heliograph on Hut Point,
and picked up Llcutonant Shniklcton
and Wild. Tho former left the Bhlp
the Bnmu nftcrnoon with n roller
"Tho Nlmrod proceeded to Capo
Itojd to embark stores. On Mnuh 2,
In a sudden bllzziudi Chief Olllcor
Davis' bout succeeded In reaching tho
"Another boat, an oar breaking,
was forced under tho Ico. Tho ciow
escaped nnd wero hauled up an Icc
cllff In u frostbltcn condition. Tho
boat wns sunk, Tho ship was com
pelled tu slip anchor,
"With nil hands on board nt Hut
Point on March 4, wo Balled home
waids, Tho lesults of tho ship's out
ward voyage Include the knowledge
of nn extension of tho eastward nav
igable legion of the Hoss So.i and
numerous Bouiidlugs, In which bottom-samples
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