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nVHNMNO THJU.irrtN. UONOUIl.t). T II. ?ATFIlt).Y Jl'I.Y 9, ID 10.
A gripping story having to d
with the most vital forces tha
affect the human being,- a thrill
ing narrative of the combat of
an American against the worm
eaten aristocracy of the old
world as such may the novel
' Half a Chance" be briefly tie
scribed. The brilliantly drawn
characters, typical of London,
range from Jocctyn Jl'ray, the
beautiful young debutante, sought
and worshiped by a score of
noblemen, to Tom Rogers, the
brutish filchrr, highwayman and
debased tnagsman, A feature of
the story is the influence that
can be exerted on her associ
ates of low and high degree by
the sweetness, simplicity and
purity of a little girl. She was
confident that there was some'
thing good in a man, no matter
how low he might have sunk. She
set out to prove it. The manner
of her endeavor and the events
associated with it go to make the
story one of rare fascination.
And the vivid pen picture of the
struggle of a great human spirit
to emerge from the abyshmal
depths of wrong living and deg
radation will long bo Imprinted
on the memory of tha reader.
MR. CM. LETT'S CHARGE.
V all uienns, m'dcah, lot's go
down between decks aud
linto 11 look at them."
"Of course, If yuu wish,
Sir Charles, although Ho ynu IbluU
wo shall bo edlllod. .Mr. Gllleltr
"That depends, tu'lady" and tlio
speaker, a luan wllb ulUclal manner
mid rerret-IIke eyes, shifted from ono
foot to another "on wliut decree or
particular class of criminal your lady
ship Mould l' Interested In. If in tha
ordinary category of ktte sharper or
thiuiblerlggcr." with a suspicion of
mild scorn, "then I do not Imagine
your ladyship would And much attrac
tion In the present cargo. Hut. on tbo
other hand." In a livelier tone, "If your
lad) ship has nuy curlolty or shall we
say u psychological bent7 regarding
Urn real out and outer the excursion
should bo to your liking, for," rubbing
bis hand, "a properer lot of cut
throats and bad uiagsiuen It has never
been my privilege to escort across the
cqualcr, and this Is my sixth trip to
"How Interesting how very inter
esting!" The lady's voice floated lan
guidly, "Sir Charles Is quite right.
We must really go down. At any rate,
It will bn a change after having been
shut up so long In that terrlblo state
room." "One moment, m'lady. There's a lit
tle formality that must bo observed
Hrst. No one allowed on tbo prison
ers' deck without thn captain's permls
klon. There he Is now."
"Then be good enough to beckon to
him," said the lady.
tint (his Mr. Glllett. agent of the po
lice, discreetly declined t do. Cnptnln
Macpberson was n mnn not to be beck
oned to by any one, much less by him.
"Sir Charles and lady aud Hlr
Chi-rles' party haio expressed. Cap
tain Macpheison, the desire to obtain
peimlsslou to visit the prisoners'
deck." said Gilfctt.
Captain Macpherson looked toward
Sir Chailes and his lady, the, other
passengers lounging around them, a
llttlo girl at the rail, her hair blown
wind ward, a splash of gold against tho
blue sky. "What for)" said the fcklp
"To have a look at the convicts, I
. "What good'll that do tliem' growl
led the commander. "Idle curiosity
that's what I call It. Well, go along
and keep them away from tbo bars.
The weather has line Improved the
tempers of a few of the rapscallions,
mid they'd like naught better than a
chauce for their claws."
"Thanks for the permission, and,"
n little sillily, "the admonition, which
latter," turning atyiy. "a, man whose
lifelong profession has been dealing
-with coovlctu Is most likely to stand
In need of and heed,"
".May I go tooj"
Tlio child with the golden hnlr de
sisted In her occupation of watching
the (lying fish and other real winged
creatures and, leaving the rail, walked
toward tho group that was about to
follow Sir. Glllett. She was a very
beautiful girl of ten or eleven, slim,
delicately fashioned, of a definite proud
"liny I go, too, mint?" she repeated,
1. ' ii
By Frederic S. Isham,
Author of "The Strollers," "Under the
Rose," "The Lady of the
1909. nr the domis-merrill
"Why, of course," Interposed n blase,
cynical npix-arlng young man who had
Jut emerged from the cabin "Hon't
know where she wants to go or what
she wants to do, but don't say she
can't; really you mustn't, now"
"Well, since yon Insist on spoiling
her, l.ord Itonsdnle"
lie Inlited a blond mustache which
adorned n handsome face that lirn
ninny marks of what Is culled etpcrl
enep of the world. "Couldn't do that!
Itosldcs, Jooolyn and 1 are great
chums, don't you know. We're going
i to be married some day when she
i "Are we?" said the child. "The man
' I marry must be very big nntl Ntrong
land must not hate light hair."
Il.ord Itonsdale laughed tolerantly,
"l'lenty of time for you to change
your mind, don't .ton know. Mean
I wlille I'll not despair. Paint heart.
mm no un mil, mriiiiiK m ntr
Charles, "where Is It she' wants to
"To see the com lets."
"Convicts? Ah!" lie spoke rather
more quickly than usual, with accent
"You didn't know who your neigh
bors wore pdng to be when you decid
ed so suddenly to accompany lis?"
"No." Ills volco had n metallic
Sir Charles nddrcssed Mr. Glllett.
I - icn us someining more nomine niioui
your cniirges whom wo are going to
Inspect. Meant to hno found out ear
Her In the voyage, but been so Jolly
seasick, what with ono gale-after an
other, I for one until uow haven't much
cared whether we had Claude Duviil
and Dick Turpln themselves for neigh
bnrs or whether we all went straight
to Dayy Jones' locker together. A bad
Ipl, you have already Informed us, but
"Well, we haven't exactly M. Duval
pr Mr. Turpln In tho pen, but we've
one or two others almost as celebrat
ed In their way. There's Hilly Ilurkc,
ns despcrato a cracksman as the coun
try' enn produce, with," complacently,
"a record second to none In his class.
He" And Mr, Glllett, with consld
crable zest entered Into the details of
Mr. Ilurke's eventful and rapacious
career. "Then there's tho 'Frisco et,'
or tho 'Pride of Golden Gate,' as some
of the sporting papers call him."
"Tho Frisco I'etl" Lord Itonsdale
started; tils color slightly changed; his
lashes drooped over bis cold eyes. "lie
Is ou board this vessel?"
"Yes. You remember him, myjord,
I dare say?"
"In common with many others,"
"Why." asked Jocelyn. "did they call
blm such a funny uatno tho I'rlsco
"lleenuso he's a Tnnkeo bruiser,
prizefighter, or was before tho drink
got him," eiplalped Mr. Glllett. "Some
one brought hint to .ondon, found out
nbout his 'talents' and put him In
training. lie was a low, Ignorant
sailor-could scarcely write his own
name bat ho had bleeps nnd a thick
head. Dldu't kuow when be was
whipped. 1 can see blm yet ns he
used to look, with his giant shoulders
and bis swagger, as be stepped Into
the ring. There- was no nonsense
alxiui him or his flst-could break a
board with that. And how the shouts
used to go up! The petr 'a quid on
the pet!' 'ten bob on tho stnrs and
stripes!' meaning the costume be
wore. Oh, he was a favorite In Cam
den Town! Hut one night he failed
them met some friends from the fore
castle of a Yankee trader that had
dropped down the Thames went Into
the ring with a stagger added to the
swagger. Well, they took him out un
conscious. Never was a man worse
punished. Ho never got back to the
sawdust, nnd tho sporting gentlemen
Inst n bright and shining jlbt."
"Urnko his heart, I suppose?' observ
ed Kir Charles.
The police agent proceeded. "After
that It was a case of the rum nnd the
toss pots, and when bo ,ns three
sheets In thy wind look outfor squalls,
He got put In quad, broke out and
overpowered aud nearly killed two
guards. Took to various means of live
lihood until they got htm again. Trou
ble in prison and transferred to the
solitary, with a llttlo punishment
thrown In for a reminder. When he
got out of Umbo again bo lived lu bad
company in one of tbo tunnels near
the Adelpbl. Hard place for (he po
lice to rout a core from. Ho made it
qulto Interesting for the police quite
interesting. 60 much so he attracted
me, and I concluded to take a hand."
Mr. Glllett paused Obviously In bis
case egotism allied to enthusiasm
made bis duties a pleasure. He eem
ed now briefly commending himself
In his own mind. "Up to this time,"
he resumed, "our friend the cx-pugll
1st had neer actually killed any one,
but s-jii after I engaged myself to
look after him word wan brought to
the department time a poor woman
had turn murdered, a cheap music
ball dancer. Hbe had seen better days,
Lord Ilnnsdnle, who had boon look
ing away, yawned, as If finding tbo
police agent "wordy," tben strolled, to
"Suspicion pointed strongly In. his
direction, and we got iiltn nfter a
struggle. It was a hard tight, -without
n referee, and maybe we tisijd blm
n little rough, tint w-e had to. Then
Dandy Joe was brought in. Jsio'h n
plain, mean little gsimblcr nud raco
track follower with courage not big
enough for broad opcrxtbiiis. Itut he
had a wide knowledge of whnt wo
term the thieves' catacombs, nnd, well,
he poached on the bits fellow gave
testimony that was of great service
to the prosecution. The- ense seemed
clear enough There was nome sort of
contrary evidence put In. Jiul It didn't
amount to anything. HM record wns
iigalnst him. nnd he pot 11 heavy sen
tence, with death ns the pnnlly If bo
eter sets foot In England iignln"
Hlr Charles nsslsted his lady from
her chair "Coming. Ilm-sdnlnV
"Itellee I won't CO dont," drawled
the nobleman nt the rail. "Air better
up here," he explained.
Sir Charles laughed, got together the
eber member of his ptrty. nnd nil
followed Mr. Glllett to a Tuirrow com
panlonway. There n strong Iron door
stopped their progress; but. Hiking n
kry frmn his pocket, tho police agon J
thrust It Into 11 great padlock, gave It
n turn and swung bark the barrier,
t'.efnro them stretched a long nlsle, nt
each end of which stood aoldler with
a musket. On one sldo woru tbo cells,
small, heavily burred
Mr Glllett peered Into the cells at
his charges with n keen. Jirlgbt gazo
that had In It something f tho ani
mal tamer's rest for his part.
"Well, how are wc all todiy?" be ob
served In his most animated manner
to the guard "All doing veil?"
"No 0 complained of being 111, but
I say It's only the dumps. No. 14 has
"tlnrruloiis, ,-h? Not a'llttlo flighty ?"
The guard nodded. Mr. Glllett whis
pered n few Instructions itnd nsked n
nuniher of other question. Meanwhile
the child had paused before one of the
cells 11111I. fascinated, was gazing with
in. What was It that held her-the
pity of the spectacle, the terror of It?
Her blue eyes continued to rest on
the convict, a young follow of no inoro
than nrie-nnd-twcnty of magnificent
proHirtlons, but with face sodden nnd
brutish. I 'or bis part ho looked at her
open mouthed, with nn expression of
stupid surprise nt the sight of the fig
ure so daintily and slenderly fashion
ed, ut the tangles of bright golden hair
that seemed to hnvo Imprisoned some
of the sunshine from above.
"Well, I'm blowcdr ho muttered
hoarsely, "Wherc'd yon come from?
Looks like' ono o' them bally Christ
mas dolls bad dropped often some
counter In Fleet street and got In here
A mist sprung to tbo blue eyes. She
held her white, pretty fingers tight
Against her breast. "It must bo ter
rible here.'nhe said laltcrlngly.
The convict laughed harshly. "Holll"
he said laconically.
. The child trembled. "I'm sorry," she
managed to suy. .
Tho fierce dark eyes stared at her.
"Because you have to stay here,"
"Well, I'm" Hut this tlmo bo ap
parently found no odequato adjective.
"It this ain't tbo rummlcst Christmas
She put out her band, "Hero's some
thing for you, poor man," she said as
steadily ns she could. "It's my King
George gold piece, dnte 1702, nnd be
longed to my fnther, who wore it on
his watch chain nnd who Is dead. Per
haps they'll let you buy something
He looked nt tho band. "If sbo ain't
stlckln' out her duko to mo right
through the bars! illamed It sbo ain't!
Looks like u Illy a bally white Illy,"
ho repeated wonderlngly. "ono of them
kind wo wonst run ucrost when tbo
cap turned up adrift on an Island Jest
to waller In green grassl"
"Don't you want It?" said the child.
He extended a great, coarse hand
hesitatingly, ns If half minded to and
half minded not to toucfi the white
"You ain't nfrald?"
The goden head shook ever so slight
ly. Again tho big bund went toward
the small one, tben suddenly dropped,
"Itlght Ibis way. m'lord-m'lndy!"
Tbe face of the convict abruptly chang
ed. I'ury, hatred, a blind Instinct to
kill, were unmistakably rovealed In bis
counteutinco as he heard tbe bland
volco of the police agent, i-'rom the
child's baud the gold disk fell and
rolled under tho wooden slab that
served as 11 coueji lu the cell,
"Good heavens!" Mr Glllett seized
the girl's arm aud abruptly drew her
away. "My dear little lady," bo said,
"really you don't know the danger you
run. And uear'llmt cell of all of them!"
"That cell?" observed Sir Charles.
"Then thul Is"
"The convict I wns telling you about
-the Tet of Krlsco.' the 'I'rlde of
Golden Galu.' "
A HESSAdK TO THE AnUtnALTT.
TUB following night Captain
Macpherson, In his cabin, roll,
ed up carefully the chart he,
bud been K-aiiuIng, deposited
It tn n copper cyllndei and drew
from his pocket a small pipe. The
wc.ither had turned' nasty again;
nliove the wind Hounded loudly Now,
It dcn-oiided on the ship like n tlerep
scolding virago, then rushed nn with
wild, shrieking dissonance Suddenly
siiiiielhliig happened thai ciiuncI him
'to change his tilled: abruptly hurled
to tbe other end of the cabin, he fouud
himself lying half stunned on the
door. A hubbub of noises Oiled the
nlr snupplugs, crashing, the rending
Oiptain Macpherson staggered to
tils feet nnd, swaying like a drunken
mnn, stood n few moments holding
his hand to his brow Then his list
clinched, nnd be shook it nt tbe cylin
der that bad fallen from tho tabic
"Yc viperous, ly.lng thing!" ho cried
nnd ran from the cnhln to iie deck.
A single glnui e told nil: two of the
ship's giant spars had gone bjv the
board; rtitnngled In her own wreck
age, the vessel thumped and pounded
with ominous violence against some
sunken reef. Cnptnln Macpherson
"Mr. O'llrlonr he called loudly.
"Aye. aye, sir"
"How long do you give her?"
"Half nn hour, sir."
' Tho inater shook his head. "She'll
n.io lust Unit long."
"Any orders, sir?" asked tho chief
Captain Macpherson recovered him
self; his tone became once more quick
nnd Inclshe "Ye're right; I'm gone
daffy. We'll get this business ocr In
a decorous nnd detent manner." A
number of orders followed.
As the chief mate disappeared to ex
route the commands he had received
tbo hnrsh noises of the breaking ship,
the soothing of the son about her the
flapping of canvas like helpless, broken
wings, was supplemented by n babel
of new and terrifying sounds, the
screaming and cursing of the i-onvli-is
below, their blasphemous shrieking 10
be let nut! To this tur II and uproar
ws-re added the frantic npis-iils iiml In
qulrles of the passengers who, inure 01
loss dressed, had untried to the deck
nnd who were now speaking to the
mnsti-r of the III slurred. vessel f
answered them briefly What could b
done would Ik- done.
"It's 11 question of the bonis. I sup
pose" Sir Charles, one of the (-utmost
of the ship's ciihlu p.irty. asked quick
"In ton minutes they'll be ready foi
tho launching with line laik of wnlei
f A - j - -
ENTAN01.KD in nun own wiux'Kaui: Tin: vi:s. -i. Tin mpud
nnd provision. Got plenty of wraps
aud greatcoats. It II be a bit disagree
ablo line doubt out yon lu tho wee
Tbo boat wns soon overhauled, tho
lockers and water butt were tilled, nnd
tho pnsscngers, ono by one, set Into It.
On the whole, nt that moment for leav
ing tbo ship their conduct left little
room for criticism. Oue or tw-o or the
women' who had appeared on tbo verge
of by ; erics now restrained uttdlble
manifestation of emotluu. blr Cbarlcs
proved a monument of helpfulness, us
slsted iu placing the women bore and
there and exteuded a helpful band to
Lord Itonsdale. who bad become pome
what dared and Inert. Total darkness
added to tbe dltllcullles of .their task,
for the moon, which unlit tben had
shone with much luster, uow went be
hind u curtain of cloud. Hut Captain
Mncpheixou coolly culled out by nntno
the men to handle the lifeboat, and
with uo evidence of disorder they
crowded In, none loo soon. As tbe boat
with Its human freight hung In reudi
ncs for tbe lowering tbo remaining
spar of tho Lord Nelson fell witb a
"Ilemember tho name of your ship,
lads!" Captain Macpberson's voice
Keemcd to anticipate a movement of
panic among tbe seamen on deck; if
there bad been any Intention to rush
tho already well loaded boat It was
etayi-d "Mr. Glllett, I'll be troubling
ye for Hie keys to the convicts' deck.
Mr O'llrlen, get In and take charge.
Steer southeast wth a bit of, rag; It's
viiur best chance to l-ci nicked un.
j Hold near the ship until tbe other
boat with tbo crew enn come along
side. It's us well to keep cnmpauy.
Are the lines clear? Let her go."
The boat was lowered and nt the
right iniiiiiom touched iu receding
w.ite ('u'pliiln Macpherson waited
until the chief otlleor called nut that
tliej were sulely itwuy, thou gave bin
last oiiler; .
"And novy lads, e can bo look In' to
They did The master turned nnd
with soule dlflb nlty made 1)1 way to
ward the coin Ids' ioIIs Suddenly a
number of mail, leaping human figures
Issued with horrible cries from oue of
the ball lies.
"The lire rnfls" Shrieking, cnlllng
down maledictions on the cuptulu,
lhe run ubotit when suddenly an
nngry bluet, wine swept tin- dock A
few went iivorlsuid with the hissing
el et ; seivinl woic tun nil against the
bulwarks, limp lltoloss things sinrled
hack and forth One ut their uiiiuher.
u big fellow of unusual strength, was
shot toward the open coiiipanlntiway
leading to tbo mtilli cabin, As he plung-
id down he clntiheil nt and caught the
railing t'mi'l leralili shaken drip
plug Willi :ili-l li. pillion iiiuiscll to
gether, mill, ialilig 11 line sudden and
fiolce, III i- 11 heiisl liiiiughi in Pay. he
looked iilnimd III, 11 I in- lUhl of one
or two xiiliiglng lump thai hml not
yet Imvii sli,itored n-tcnlisj illliil.) the
sittriiiii'illngs, Hi'- dirk leather up
hoMcrlug the little tallies, t.ueor
a 1 11 ly the coin Id paused; then sud
leiily his eyes brightened: the Jutful
until Ipallmi of the drunkard who hid
long been denied shone tnuii his gaze
is It rested mi 11 sldtiiuunl across the
"Hollies'" be s.il I, steadying hliirclf
"Illllli' Well I guess there ain't
inlitti haiice fur 1111.1 of us and a
mull's n fnnl to tn in hell thlMly!"
He linil started toward the sldelsiaid,
with Us bright gleaming ware a ml Its
divers mid sundry iisoptm tes of spir
its Mini llqiients. when suddenly his
look cli-iiigi'il and bis Jaw tell
"Wli-il tbe" A llnw nf Mi'ilio bil
lingsgate, mingled with the sailor's
equally eloquent GolilonOilte com
pleled the sentence The colivlel stood
l-'nilii Ihp.ilnor nf n stateroom at tho
far end nt the i-nliln a figure appeared.
A grout shawl draped the small form
The golden hair, a. Hurry of tnngles,
flonlul around it. (ilimlng to a brass
rati that ran along the side of the
nhli, she approached, her eyes nil
alight as If well satisfied with some
thing Aniii7d beyond power nf no
tion. 4ho man continued to gnre nt her,
at the liny fool In the little pink kIIh
tiers, ut something she onrrled "Hy
the gri-it born spoon, the ('hrMmus
doll!" he muttered hoarsely Thou,
forgetting his purpose, the bottles, be
lurched quickly townnl her
"Will you doln' here?" he demand
.si "I slipped out." said the child, hold
ing the rill tighter n perforce she
piiitsisl In nnswor. "I thought It
would Hike only n moment."
"Sllls'il 0111?" ho lepe.lleil
"Or the lltolinal. I iiie.iti It wns
dark, nnd they didn't s no. I Just
happened to think, mid I bid to 110 It.
If I'd told them I hey iiiPtlitu't hire lot
me. It would hate been vor) wicked
' s!!' 'iiS
If I'd gone away nnd fnrgoiten Don't
Jim think so' And now I'm going
hack, only I am nlriinl l'o been
longer thmi I thought I would tie
I'lie ibsir or my sIiiIitihiui scoiiihI to
stick-and I wns a few minutes gelling
It opep "
Hciiouth disheveled masses of thick
dark hilr the brinish face continued
to study the lulryllke one I'or the
Instnitl word seemed to tall him
"Do .loll iiioan," Ho olisemsl, "you
come buck bore for thai iiionsly dicky
"It Isn't measly and ll Isn't n dlekj
bird!" Nhe nuswi-nsl indignantly. "And
I'll thank you not tn cull It that. It's
a oe nlril, and Its name Is Dearie."
"Dearie. Ho. ho"' The ship reeled
nt n dangerous angle, hut the convict
appeared not to notice. Ills volco
rose lu hnrsh. Irresistible rough morrl
mem. "Dearie: And she thanks me
not to cult It names! It: No blgger'n
my thumb! Ho, ho,1" Ills laughter,
strange ut such a moment, died ab
ruptly. "Do you know what you'vo
gone mid done on account of what's
In that cage'" he demanded, almost
fiercely, "You've got loft!"
"I.efi!" snld sho blankly, shrinking
from him a little. "V011 don't mean
Ob, I thought I would be only n min
ute! They huven't renlly gone and"
The great llngels closed on her arm.
"They've goue, nnd tho crew's gone!
Iloth bouts are gone!"
"Ob!" The big bluo eyes widened
on him. and au Inkling of her plight
seemed to come over her. Her lips
trembled, but she held herself brave
ly. "You mean wo must drown?"
The thunder of seas breaking 011 the
deck answered. A cascade of water
dashed down the companlonway and
BHopl round thorn. Tho iiiau bent
toward the child. "Look n' that!
Now. ain't ye mirry ye come back?"
"I couldn't leuvo lt,to drown!" pas
sionately "couldn't couldn't!"
"Hlow nip. she's game!" With diffi
culty he maintained his equilibrium.
"See here! Maybe there's a chance if
any ot them's left to help with tbe
r.ift. Hut we've got to git out o'
He passed his band through her arm,
awaited 11 favorable tunmeut, and then,
mating u dash for tlio stairs, drew
her us tiest be might to the deck.
Of living man he caught un sight,
Only n single one or the dead yet re
inilned. sliding about nn the slippery
plunks with the iniiteiiictit or the ship,
now in leeward, now rushing In a con
trary direction, as If some grotesque
spirit of lire yet animated tbe dark,
Krom waie washed decks the man'
glance turned tn the sen. Suddenly
ho started, his eye straining. He
stnrrd hard. "Mujlie they're missed
yon. One tr the ship's boats seems
bendlii' this way!"
"Are they coming tin 1; lo ke 111?"
nsked the child.
The coin let did not itiMwcr, Could
the Isint make Hie rhlp, colli 1 It hope
to. In thai sea? LiulmibKnly in;,
"Put jor aims ri-i.id mj mr k,"Mli!
the man. stooping,
She put one of them around, with
the other held tip the t-iigc He ok';i
vd thy door of the wiikorwitu ptboii
nnd a tiny thing Hew mil I'he.i in
striilghleied, I'.nlli uriiis toie iirouml
lit in now.
"I'rald?" he whispered hoarsely.
The child slnsik her lie.id.
An Instant he wiillcd. I lieu launched
himself forwiinl HiilToteil hither mid
thither, be made a fierce light for the
rail, roai hod It nnd leupisl l.ir nut Inn
the seething waters.
At U.XArllll:clAlt'll lllltlXTT.
IN the prime or bis belllgoie. t en
roer the Pet of l-'rlsco bad iiiiuoi
gijue ninny Hone contests ud
wIUkIoihI some terrible pui.ixh
mollis, but inner bud I luVrlilkcn
b task railing for greater lonrugo mid
power of endurance than the nliohe
had this night voluiilatlly assuuicJ
Overwhelms! again and ugilu by the
wiives, each time be rmcigcd with the
child tight against his In east. Half
strangled, he continued to tight ou.
Hut at length even Ills dogged ob
stinacy mid determination began to
flag. He foit his strength going, when,
raising his oyvs, he saw one of the
small craft from the lost vessel bear
ing directly down upon blm.
Tho sight Inspired tieyv energy nnd
effort. Nearer, nciircr, she drew; uow
sho wns but 11 few yards away. Then
suddenly the shoot of the lifeboat
went out, and the little sail fluttered
like a mad thing', while tho men bent
with might nnd tualii over their nsh
handles in the endeavor to obey tho
commands of tho chief male In the
stem. Hut despite skill and strength
alio wns not easy to steer. Once she
nearly capsized; then eager hands
reached oor the side. The convict
held up the child. A olcc. the police
agent's, called out that they had her.
nnd then the mate broke in with
harsh, warning yells.
"Pull iorl. quick, or we're over!"
And nt once tho (intrenching arms re
turned quickly to their task. As the
child was drawn In oars dragged and
tugged. The llfclsmt came slowly
nbout. shipping several barrel of
water. At the same time some one
mad Hie loosened sheet taut, the cap.
vns caught the gust, and Ihu craft
gained sutlHIont headway to enable
her to run over nnd not be run down
by the sens. As she careened and
plunged, racing down n frothing dark
billow, the convict, relieved of his
burden, clung lo tbo lower gunwale.
Hy a desperale effort ho drew, him
self up, when n face vaguely remem
bered ns part of u bad dream looked
Into bis with n flash of surprise.
"Lb? Gimme 11 hand."
The nsked for hand Hwept suddenly
under the ono grasping the side of tbo
bont aud shot up sharply. In tho
darkness and confusion no ono snw Iho
act. The convict disappeared, but his
half articulate curses followed,
"The fellow's let go." muttered Lord
Itonsdnle, with n shiver.
At tho steering oar the chief mnte,
hearing tho cries of the man, cast n
swift glance over his shoulder unit hes
itated. To bring tho boat, half filled
with water, around now meant Inevi
table disaster. One experiment of tho
sort had well nigh ended in their all
being drowned. He knew ho wns per
sonally rosHnslblo for the lives In his
charge, nnd with but pn Instant In
which to decide ho declined to repeat
"Ho's probably gone by this time,
anyhow," ho told himself nnd drove on,
"lie's done me dono me!" tho con
vict repented lo himself. "And 1 nln't
never goln' to git 11 chance lo II x blm,"
bo thought nnd looked despairingly nt
tbo sky. "Ain't never! The slob!"
And with a flood of almost sobbing
invecllvo ho let himself go.
Hut as tho waters closed over him
nnd he sank hi baud, reaching blindly
out lo grip in Imagination tbo foe,
touched something round, like it ser
pent or an eel. His lingers closed
nbout It. II ptoved to bo n linn, He
drew himself along, and to his sur
prise found himself again on the sur
fnco niid near a great fragment of
wreckage. This ho might have discov
ered earlier but for tho anger nnd
hatred that had blinded him lo all
save the tenllzatlon of Ids Inability to
wreak vengeance. Now, though ho
mnnuged to reach tbe edgo of tbe
awaylng mass ftom which tbo line
dangled, ho wns too weak to draw
himself up on tbo floating timbers.
Hut bo did pass n loop beneath his
arms, nnd thus sustained he watted
for his strength to return. Finally, his
mind In a daze, the contlcttplambercd,
after repented efforts, upon the,,w,reck
ngc, fastened tho line nbout him nguln,
and, falling Into. a saucer-like hollow,
bo sank Intu unconsciousness.
The night wore ou. Ho did not move.
Tbo sen began to subside. Still ho lay
as it dead. Dawn's rosy lips kissed
away the black shadows, touched ten
derly the waves' tops, and at length
the man stirred. Uo tried to sit up,
but at first could not. finally he rats
ud himself nnd looked about him.
No other sign of tho vessel than that
part of It which bad served blm so
well could be sec. This fragment
seemed rent from tbe bow. Yes, tbero
was the yellow wooden mermaid bob
bing tn the waves, but not as of old.
Poor enstout trollop! Now the seas
mnde sport of her who onco find held
her bend so high!
(To Be Continued Ifcxt Week.)
If a mnn is ns
old ni ho fcols,
thou ill '-S') fol
low 1 i"'i.t ho
nbot.t 1 . yi-s
old. V ' v jtloii t
'in! r nil i i:row
old f fc v i. low
trui Ayor's F.tr
new lifo, strength,
vigor. Mnkcs thorn
Improves tho nppotito, nids
digestion, keeps tho nerves
strong nntl steady, nnd tho
hrain clear and aetivo.
is a great provontivo of
Wright's diseaso nnd other
kidney affections. It purifies
tho hlood, restores good nppo
tite, sound digestion, and
Ai now made, Aycr's ffffrsn
pnrllln contains no alcohol,
Thoro are mariv imitation
Be sure you got "Ayor's."
tnnni kr Dr. t. C. h & Cf , tioll. Him., U.I.I.
ATXB'S TILLS, l,bo,rmllrlill.
IN TIIK OlItCUIT COIIHT OV TUB
Klrtt Circuit, Territory of Hawaii.
In Piiibnto. J Chambers. No,
389.1. In tho matter nf tbo Kalnto
of Henry Hogim, Deceased. On
rending nnd filing tlio petition nnd
accounts or Win. P. l'cnnu I, admin
Istiator or tho Kstate of Henry Ho
gnu, do cased, whotcln ho usl.s lo
he allowed $13.70 anil he chatge.s
himself with $87. GO, mid nska Hint
the same may bo examined nnd ap
.iimcd, nnd Hint a final ardor may
lie miido of distribution nr tha prop
erty leninitiiug In IiIh haiiilu to tho
persons theielo entitled, nnd dls
diiirglng hint unit his sureties from
all further responsibility ns such ad
ministrator; It is urdetod, that
rhu.xday, tho 15th day of Septem
ber, A. I). 1911), nt 9 o'clock a. 111.
before tho Judgo or said Comt nt
tho courtroom of tho Bald Court at
Honolulu, Island or Oanti, bo and
tbo same hereby Is appointed us tho
time nnd plnco for hearing said po
tltlon nnd accounts, nnd that ull
persons Interested tuny then nn .
there appear nnd show causo, If any.
they have, why tho tamo should not
bo grunted, nnd may proscnt ovl
Jcnco us to who nro entitled to tho
?ald properly. Dated, Honolulu,
luno 17, 191 U. Hy order or tho
Court: J. A. THOMPSON, Clerk,
circuit Court, First Circuit. 15. 0.
I'ctors, ntlorney for petitioner, Mc-
Candles building. ,,
40 IS Juno 18, 2,1; July 2, 3f
Tn tho Stockholder of Laurel Hill
A special meeting of tlio stockhold
ers of thin company will bo held nt
tho ofiico of Lewis & Company, 30U
lit Id building, Honolulu, ou Monday,
Inly 18, 1010, nt 9 o'clock a. in., tn
-onslder 11 proposed purchusu nt
lands 011 which Iho company has un
option and a pri-potcd Increase ot
-npllnl Htock to an amount not In
oxooxh or $100,000.
llotin iiiii. July !!, I!in.
C. F. CLKMONS.
10(10 -July 2, 9.
j. norp,& co.
We bnve paid our accounts. Pleaie
sot busy nnd attend tn you! a. If
you do not and tho account is placed
In tho bunds of an attorney, Iho
fault will bu yours, not ours.
J. HOPP & V.J.
Per L. C, AI1LKS,
tfir.G -O11110 27, 2$, 20, 3fi.r July 1,
,t ,n, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10.
NOTICE. ., J
n TliV'Hilj()in-(ied n'niuial mcotlun of
1lofftiaWiolflorBl'IJf tbo Piinnltnwal
OnTfn. ff lV.1 ...111 l.o I.aI.I ,. , 4.n
VVIU-I v't, t,iy, n,t, ,,n lip'IV J J.
office of t5. lltowor & Co., I.td.V m
Honolulu, T, II., on Monday July
tl, 1910, ut 3:30 o'clock p. 111.
II. M. WIHTN15Y.
Honolulu, .In'' 7. 1910,
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