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THE ABOT8, SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 1904.
LOST IN THE DESERT.
Pit the End
j Of the Hunt
fCopyriffht. 1904. by Richard B. Shelton.
p. a ne cnase naa lea them over a new
turned' field, down a long slope where
golden rod. and asters nodded In the
September breeze, across an aider lined
brook and up the slope on the other
side. As they neared the crest of the
rise Trenholme put his big black hunt
er beside Miss farm there roan.
I "I imagine we'll turn hack here." he
called, nodding at a six rail fence just
"Nonsense!" laughed the girl. "Not
"Look." he said. "Mrs. Calvert and
the rest are riding north to find a gate.
We'd better follow, I think."
The girl merely tossed her bead and.
.touching the roan with her hunting
crop, rode straight for the fence.
"lireat Scott:" cried Trenholme.
Don't try it. You'll"
Miss tarrutbers had reached the
fence. lie heard her. clear voice call
"L'd. Dan:" to the roan and saw the
horse respond with a beautiful spring.
Up they went, clearing the top rider hy
the barest margin, but there was soft
irround on the other sMie. As the horse
lauded, Trenholme saw him suddenly
sink to his knees, while Miss Carruth
ers was thpuwu over his head into the
rowan beyond. Trenholme put the
black over the fence, and before they
bad fairly landed he was out of the
saddle assisting Miss Carruthera to her
feet. His own horse meuutlme, recov
-ring beautifully from the Jut:. p. was
thundering across the held after the
' Are you hurt?" he asked anxiously
"Not a bit," she said, with a nerv ous
laugh. "Thank you," as he handed her
her hat and crop. "This comes of be
ing willful, doesn't It V" And to cover
her embarrassment she fell to brush
ing her skirt.
"You cleared It, anyway." he said
"If Dan hadn't bent his ankle, it would
have bam a magnificent Jump. You
should be proud -of it."
She fliirth.il u look of gratitude.
"You're very generous," she said. "See
Dwfl ankle is hurt. He limps badly
Trenholme hitched the roan's bridle
to the fence.
"Let's sit under the tne over there
and rest before we go back," he sug
'),." said Miss Carruthers contrite
ly. "I've ruined your afternoon."
Trenholme smiled. "On the contra
ry." be said, "you've made it."
They moved toward the tree.
"You should be in at toe death; you
alwavs are." snid the gtrt. "I feel I've
filched a brush from you."
"Ifrushes are of relative value," said
he. ' Sometimes I'd risk my neck to
be in at the finish. Just now I'd risk
my neck not to Im."
Miss "arruthers flushed. "You're
awfully kind to conceal your disap-
Mintment that way." she said.
"The disappointment is a very happy
one for me." lie said. "I'm afraid If
I'd known how It would turn out I
shouldn't have had the moral courage
to tell you not to try the fence."
They readied the oak and seated
themselves in the mottled shadow, the
girl with her back against the gnarled
trunk and Trenholme stretched com
fortably on the ground before her.
"Listen:" he said suddenly.
From the distance the cries of the
pa. k came faintly; not the long, rever
berating bay of the chase, but the
short, staccato barks and yelps In con
fused chorus the hubbub that told of
"Wot him." said Trenholme laconic
"I wonder who's the lucky man," said
Trenholme laughed easily. "Well."
be said, "taken ail in all. I'm convinc
ed that I am."
He looked intently at Miss Carru
thers, but at that moment her atten
tion was centered on a bunch of neigh
boring goldenrod which she was Idly
filliping with her ungloved hand. It
' was some time before she raised her
"If I thought you'd give me absolu
tion I should be tempted to make a
confession." she said.
"I'll give you absolution now." he
said. "Therefore let the confession pro
ceed." "Well," she said, turning to the gold
enrod again, "it was simply contrari
ness that made me try the fern. When
I saw it first. I Jf'fts rather falot hearted.
I fully inteadfd to follow the search
for the gate. Then, when you advised
me not to try it. I was determined to
Trenholme's eyes sparkled with
amusement, but his voice became sud
"And I 'an and I are on the hospital
list In consequence." he said.
"You?" said the girl In surprise.
"Were- you hurt? now selfish of me
not to see it: And I've let you stay
here all this time. Was l: when you
took the fence?'
"Just after that." he said slowly,
"when I lifted you from the rowan.
It's a compound fracture of the heart."
He saw her face crimson and her
fingers tighten nervously on the hunt
: There's only one remedy for such a
case." he said.
The voice that answered him was a
.wee, small voice.
"If if It were mended, would It
compensate the loss of the brush?"
When they reached the clubhouse the
bunt was back.
"Hello. Trenr Walters called from
.the stairway. 'Tlow'd you happen to
fall off? I got the brush."
"Did you?" said Trenholme quietly,
a did better, than that"
RICHARD BARKER SHELTON.
The ( rawy Notion That Saved the
Life of a ProipHar.
"The croze to find a metal is a funny
thing," said the old prospector. "I al
ways had it, and once, in British Co
lumbia, away north, it gave me a close
call. I was alone when I got as far
as the last settlement. There were
four Indians and a fur trader there.
They all advbsed me not to go into the
barrens; but, like a good many others,
I thought I was wiser than the na
tives, and I only meant to go a few
miles. There was nMfeg 0 do but
foot it and carry your provisions aud
blankets on your back.
"The country was as flat as a floor
and bald and smooth as my bead, with.
no landmarks. The only way I could
get direction was by the suu and stars.
"When I had been out for about two
days my provisions were nearly gone.
I was going to turn back and make a
dash for the settlement. All day long
a gray cloud had been moving up from
the west very slowly. I suppose it
was coming on so slow I didn't realize
what it meant to be without the sun
to guide me. There wasn't even a
blade of grass on that desert nor a liv
ing thing nor a stone sticking up. The
clouds kept leuding over more and
more, and finally they closed down
over me like a trapi
"I shall never forget the kmesome
ness of that place and how whenever
I stopped walking I would strain and
strain my ears without heariug a thing
but the thump of my own heart. Rut
I thought I was all right and kept on
walking toward the settlement steadi
ly until it was nearly night. Then I
saw something white a few yards off to
one side. In one gasp the breath went
out of me. The white thing was a bit
of cracker I had dropped when I had
eaten my lunch!
"I sat down and tried to think. I
knew it was no use to walk that way
any farther. I began to think my
bones would whiten out there on the
barrens, but finally I went to sleep. In
the morning I was crazy with hunger.
I ate my last piece of hard tack, and
nearly all day 1 walked aimlessly, hop
ing to find some landmark. There was
no sleep in me that night. Whenever
I shut my eyes I could see nothing but
a great flat plain with a line across it
the traigbtest tine you ever saw.
"Well, it was that crazy notion that
saved my life. It suddenly occurred
to me that I could draw a line across
this desert. When it was getting light
lu the morning there Were a few min
utes when I could sec "which sltl-of
the circle was east by the gllawner
through the clouds. Ho I worked with
my sheathknife till I had built a little
pile of earth and waited for dayo
come. The moment I saw the glimmer
and had the direction I rati toward Uve
south a hundred yards or so and Tmllt
another pile. Then I ran a hundred
yards more, sighting oaca across me
two piles, and built a third. They
were only little piles of dirt, but they
looked like towers on the desert.
All that day l built piles o earth
southward until I lost count, and the
next day when I saw the glimmer of
morning I knew l had the right dlrec
Hon. Toward night I struck a dog s
track, and finally I sighted a clump of
trees and a group of cabins. I fired
my revolver several times until I saw
two men on horseback coming out to
me. Then I swung down on my knees
and fill over flat on my face.
"It was several weeks before I cotild
i lose inv eyes at night without sighting
along little piles of earth." Youth's
(.roivlli of Coral.
Coral is a calcareous deposit secreted
by many kinds of zoophites. which are
links between the animal and vegeta
ble worlds. Those which produce coral
are compound animals, which increase
by a process of budding. From one
polyp another buds forth, contributes
its portion of lime, which remains firm-
Iv fixed, and then produces a bud in
Its turn. Thus the beautiful corals
are built up ly a natural process, one
layer surrounding or crowning another
and the whole branching out as a cup,
a fan, a shrub or a mushroom. The
lime framework is strengthened by an
admixture of horny animal matter.
Light has been thrown upon the rapid
ity of the growth of coral by the fact
that a French man-of-war on passing
a reor in tne soutn racmc picKeo up a
young fungla, which adhered to the
vessel, and in nine weeks was found
to have grown to a diameter or nine
inches and a weight of two pounds
and a half.
Telearran:n ti KtiKlnnd.
The English law agataet forging a
telegram that Is. ending one In the
name of a person who Is not cogni
zant of the fact reads: "Every per
son who forges or willfully and with
out due authority alters a telegram,
or utters a telegram knowing the same
to be forged, or willfullj- and without
due authority alters or who transmits
by telegraph as a telegram or utters as
a telegram .any message or communi
cation which he knows to be not a tele
gram, shall, whether be bad or had not
an Intent to defraud, be guilty of a mis
demeanor and shall be liable to a f e
of 10 and imprisonment, with or wiui
out hard labor, for a term not exceed
ing twelve months."
Accepting the Inevitable.
Wonderful are the Hindoos for ac
cepting the Inevitable. Tell one of
these that he must take castor oil. and
he will drain the oleaginous cup to the
dregs and smack his lips. Tell him
that his leg must be amputated, and he
will present the limb for dismember
ment and smile as he sees It severed.
Tell him that he Is to be hanged, and
with no touch of emotion whatever he
will reply, "Jo bookm" ("Whatever is
ordered"), Just as if be bad been told
that he must have his corns cut.
Career of the Officer In Command of
the Sqaadron at Taneirr.
Rear Admiral French E. Chadwick,
who is in command of the American
Ijlixlum at Tangier. Morocco, is cou
sidered one of the ablest officers of the
I'nited States navy. He was born at
Morgantown. W. Va., Feb. 29, 1844, j
was appointed to the Naval academy
at Annapolis from Virginia in 1.S6L and
went into service in the Brazil squad- '
ron in l being attached to the sloop
Susquehanna. He was later with the !
JuatAOMUg0M south Atlantic squad
ron, ft" Service has included terms
of duty in the Faciflc and the Mediter
ranean, at the Naval academy, at the i
New York navy yard, as chief intelli
gence omcer at w asmugton ana as
chief of the bureau of equipment, with
the rank of commodore. For service
as naval attache at London from 1882
to 1S80 he was especially commended
In the latter year by Secretary Tracy,
then at the head of the navy depart
ment. He was captain of the New
York and chief of staff to Admiral
Sampson during the war with Spain.
The late President McKinlcy recom
mended him to congress for advance
ment to his preseut rank. A notable
BEAR ADMrRAX FRENCH E. CHADWICK
event of the summer following the war
with Spain was the presentation to Ad
miral t hadwlck in the name of the cit
izens of West Virginia cf a sword and
The admiral has with him at Tangier
the flagship Brooklyn, the Marietta,
Castine and Atlanta. Important du
ties devolve on him In connection with
the liberation of the captive American
citizen. Ion Perdicarls. and the protec
tion of American interests In. Morocco.
Though he is a veteran In the naval
service. Admiral Chadwick has cele
brated but fourteen birthdays. His
last birthday was Feb. 25. 1004. and
be will not have another until Feb. 29.
1908. As 1900 was not a leap year, the
admiral did not have any birthday be
tween 1800 and 1900.
CHARLES H. HACKLE Y
Continued from Ninth Pa'ge.
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