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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 04, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 14

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bor, entering by the two little islets
. jtif Ku'fcu. Kuru, on the west and Aum
bari on the east.
Btbbably the most ferocious can
nflmjjhdbes in the world are gathered
arojratl this beautiful bay. We had
scarcely more than anchored when
.Jarge- canoes began to crowd around
usagain and, though no weapons
were visible, we knew perfectly well
that canoes in these, parts never go
anywhere without being manned and
armed to the decks.
Some of the natives handed up
long-handled hatchets and toma
hawks, requesting permission to
sharpen them upon the vessel's grind
stone. By hook and by crook we finally
got rid of the last of the natives and
the captain concluded to pull up an
chor and get under way before day
light Early as it was, at sailing time,
two large canoes entered the harbor
and rapidly approached us. Their
actions were suspicious and they
separated in such a way that we
would be compelled to pass between
them. Holding up two axes they in
cate'd that they wished to come
aboard. This was a blind, for the
canoes were loaded with warriors
who would have overpowered us if
they had been allowed to come on
the decks. The captain told them
we would run into them if they came
any closer, whereupon they set up a
yell and came on full speed.
When they were within a f ew yards
of us the captain suddenly slewed the
schooner around, sending her bow
smashing through the canoe to the
leeward- of us, capsizing her. The
crew of the other canoe instantly as
sailed lis with a volley of poisoned
arrows and bullets. They were so
'.cjose we could scarcely miss them
with our guns, but they held their
shields in such a way that the only
objects visible above the tall sides of
the canoe were the shield walls.
However, taking aim at the shields,
we fired. Several shields were thrown
into the air and as many warrjqrs
went plunging overboard. The canoe
fell astern, but two other canoes,
loaded with warriors were rapidly
approaching us.
Their course exposed their broad
sides to. us and we cut loose with j a
terrific volley. We had done so.
much havoc to them by the time they v
were able to turn their prows to us
that they lost courage and their de
sire for human heads and they
stayed at a respectful distance while
we. sailed out Qf the harbor.
(Capt. Quinton's next adventure,
to be printed Thursday in this news
paper, relates a thrilling experience
with "the firewalkers,")
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IN THE MOVIES
By Fred Schaefer.
No matter what betide, somebody
usually dies abruptly and clears the
difficulty.
Handcuffs are muph worn in the
second reel.
Windows are m we principally for
prowlers to peep thpough.
It is easy to work a miraculous
cure of anyone who is "off in the up
per story." Just let him be confront
ed suddenly with some one he once
loved, and wandering reason is there
in a jiffy.
No difference what the disease,
the doctor hasn't but one treatment.
This consists of holding the patient's
pulse, looking at his watch and
frowning. Still, it must be admitted,
some phenomenal cures are achieved
in this manner.
When two neighbors hate each
other, their children fall in love.
Yes, and the young folks always
marry. Startling as it may seem,
this brings complete peace between. '
the families. i
o o
Though fireless cookers have 'but
recently come into use, -such appara
tus was known and patented a half
century or more ago.

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