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would be instantly inundated by
the waters. This was the vital
point of the diver's organism. The
strong air pipe, fashioned to defy
the fraying timbers of ships,
could not be severed without an
axe. It was qnly the glass that
Briscoe feared for.
In theslime and oozethe men
grappled with one another like
wild animals. All Larseri's ef
forts were directed to .shattering-'
the glass of Briscoe's helmet. His
giant strength enabled him easily,
to overpower the lighter man.
But he could not give ,his fists
sufficient momentum, in the en
compassing water,, to, effect his
purpose. Suddenly, however, his
eye caught sight of an iron holt
hat rested almost at the foot of
.he chest. He stretched que one
arm, caught it between his fingers
and, with an exultant cry that
was absolutely inaudible behind
the glass of his own heimet.
smashed that of Briscoe's. Then
cautiously diseiitagling himself
from the slain man's body, he
picked his way to the. outside of
the vessel and gave the signal to
be pulled up. s
Suddenly, just as he began to
ascend through the water, he felt
his legs caught in'an unbreakable
clasp. With the last vestige of
his strength .Briscoe, choking' and
strangling, had flung his arms
iroundTarsen's ankles. In vain
were the Swede's - struggles to
free himself. Upward he" rose,
until he was deposited upon the
deck of the salvage tug, carrying
with Eim the living witness to
both his jewels and"his attempted
PRAYED INTO POLITICS
The Rev. John Wesley Hill of '
New York, who is spouting for
Taft around 'Chicago, was discov
ered by Mark Hanna. He was a
preacher atVljjbstoriaOhio, dur
ing Hannas' reign, and through
political pull managed to get the
Job of opening a eRpublican state
convention at'Toledo with pray
er. ' If was when Hanna was run
ningfor the senate, and Mark
was on the platform. Hills' pray
er was a Republican stump
.speech, and was" loudly cheered
whn he said Amen'.
It was probably the first time
on record 'that a prayer had been
cheered, just as people might
cheer a stump speech.
Anyhow Hanna saw the politi
cal possibilities in that kind of a
preacher, and Hill has been spout
ing stumpv speeches ever since.
He is one politician who may be
said to have opened his political
career with prayer,.
Stranger Miss Phayre,aliow
me this is Mr: Bangs.
Miss Phayre But I don't
know you, sir.
Stranger Not yet; but I have
asked Mr. Bangs to introduce
Tittle Hardup bought his wife
a machine. x
Tattle Touring,- talking, sew-
ing or washing?.