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'-- ,j F Y- j,
drawing a diamond .over a' plate
"Lightning," muttered the
operator; as he took the ..head
piece. "There is a terrific storm
somewhere. I will try to com
municate with your friend Jack.
I have not heard from him for
several days. He is -somewhere
downthecoast. I will get in tune,
with him." The operator moved aJ
little pointer along a graduated
scale to the. notch numbered 13.
Flashes and instaneous re
sports followed the manipulation
of the key-for the outgoing mes
sage then sjlence. The oper
ator was all attentfon. H,e
grasped a, pencil. The visitor
watched its movement. "The pen-,
cil wrote: Aground; heavy sea;
driven from course; going to
pieces; good-by! Jack."
The operator's fingers trem
bled. For some time the two sat,
breathlessly waiting. The oper
ator finally removed the head
piece and beckoned the visitor to
adjust it. He did so; and as hei
listened all that could be-heard
was the scratching sound as of a J
diamond cutting glass.
The passenger went on deck.
The serene moon still shone from
a starlit sky. The water splash
ed harmlessly along the sides of
the liner. Sweet music came from
within. Two ships had signaled
in the night; hut they were hun
dreds of miles apart. There was
something terrible in the ingen
uity which rendered it possible.
Circulation of Bank, of France,
STORY WAS GOOD BUT?. g
Have you been reading niaga-,
zine stories, put together by softie
bright mind with the aidof four;
typewriter ribbons, a batterea
machine, four pencils and a mint
julep, telling all about "inside"
baseball, and how it is necessary
for a player to understand trigo
nometry, specific'gravityand the
iQistancejOi.tne stars trom eartnr
Dldn't-you feel astounded at
jthe amount,of knowledge a ball
player wassupposed to ctam un
der a 6 tap?. And; didn't you
imagine a" ball player sat? up half
the night figuring -out, the next,
Jday's plays with a pencil, and
p'&per? Surypu did.
Wake upTLbok at this month's
'baseball article in Muns.ey's Mag-
ethnic. -L.cau luc sujL.y.t rum ue
sure to look at the pictures. The
article' isabput how ball players
spend their odd moment, and it
is a good story, wrftter! by Chas.
E. Van-Loan, a man who knows ,
r .But the pictures are about as
accurate as Frank Munsey's fore
cast in the same magazine that T.
R. would Te the Republican nom
inee. Chief Meyers, the famous In
dian catcher of the Giants, is dis
porting himself with a second
baseman's glove protecting his
left fin. Frank Chance isdepicted
as a boy just lout of college. Mor
decai Brown looks as though he
might cast his first vote this fall,
,if he'can decide who to cast it for.
But the crowning mistake is
take a new paragraph for this:
Jack Coombs, known from one