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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. WEDNESDAY, JULY 3. 1D12.
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Wednesday, July 3, 1912.
' """"'years ago. he would have b'en in the if they are to continue their usefulness
Marshall thai, a the i executive chair today, and azair. this'' their owners. On the farms the
1 vear had he permitted thy use of his animals get all the food sleep and rest
the slogan Wilson the
Now we are ail ready to hear from
If Teddy Is the lion hunter is Bryan
tbe tiger turner?
The steam roller will next do duty
at Las Vegas, wbei,- L.I Arthur John
son bus his hut in the ring.
Among the labor markets where
there are more jobs than men,
farms must not be torgot;eii.
The delegat' s to Chicago and Bal
timore acted as if they knew
would be no more conventions.
Worry over the lick of wage-earners
in large cities U one of th,- the- rlul
troubles of growing anj prosperous
Illinois ought to hae a democratic
roveriior-el' ct this year to conratu-
late, the democratic president-elect,
And what outht to be will be in tins
Madoro refuses to make terms with
Orozco, the rebel chief, ui.d as Uih
government does not appear to be ahlo
to crush him on s licul.- time the
war drags on, quite like a democratic
r ; and rich alike. They seek by oppress- i democratic leaders upon whom the
Governor Woodrow Wilson recelv- ing the consumer to corner Nature's , honors of a large body of the con
ed the news of his nomination for bounty and demand for every ounce ; venfion were conferred in faith and
president of the I lilted Stales calmly
and solemnly and without exuita'iun.
Kent ralniiiK his emotions because of
the sincere realization of the respon
sibility attached to the honor he x
J ressed in beautiful terms his seiise
of deep gratitude and appi ecuit loll,
and said he hoped his party would
never have occasion to regret its action.
Most newspapers are very properly 111 'he ttory. which indeed was in
a little shy of giving ratlroad com- ; ' 'dilation during the la.-t day or two
panles free adertlbltig, and yet tnost't,f "lu convention and which has not
of them are willing to thro' a compll- i,h" f'ig'St int . tent improbability,
mentary bouquet to the burllngton ! Th' colonel's refc.s.il to permit one
Railway compnny. which durlUK the;f llis ow" I'euteinr.ts to be nomi
bast year carried ;2,.mmi.0.mi passengers : "' '' d un.j.-r such cia iiptan es is. for
without causing a single death to any V1 i'-y- Sl "3 '!' TafL m.iu-
of them. The road embraces a s stem :'-"rs Br' coi.ctrned, there was nolh
Of 8.332 miles. Tho suburban j !is( reditahle to them J:i the pro
system out of Chicago trans- ! M'sat- It would have tinited the re
ports 11,000 pascengers dailv, j I",l'li a" ',:"',v fro,n republl
operati's V0 trains everv ;i hours, ' a" viewpoint, unity may b-. regarded
and the Uurllngton has not lost a pas- ; desirable than dUision.
enner in that branch of its s-rvice in , '' ia ' an' of JIr li''sev It's
over live years, ao we ur. willing to!r,i,i,s to l"'"1' " ,lla' bis refusal
give thl free advertising to the Hur-
llngton Route because it d. scrv.s it
The Associated l'r sa covers the
Vnited S'ates and seven other coun
tries as comlletely as a blanket. It
convert the 'news rapidly and accu
rately and a the reports ar. identical
in all papers, and suggest the head
ing that are printed over the news, it
makes all newspapers in the Tinted
States very much alike. The tli.il.
larlty of display headings in the .ui
ous newspapers from or.r end of the
country to the other daring tiie r- cent
political caiut'iiUii. tlthi.ui;h all writ
ten Is by telegraph editors In diit -r-ent
papers, have been quite uiarked,
and the person who reads one good
paper that takes the Associated l'ress
Oew docs not find It necessary to read
any other rvcept that one paper which
comes to him.
A I1M1 KOH 1UYS.
In tbl country the door of oppor
tunity Is never closed to the deserving
be they the most humble or lowly.
Fifteen years ago a Norwcpiaa
named Otto Rudd, came to this country
on a borrowed steerage ticket and 13
In cash.. He could cot speah a word
tn the English language. His f.rt-t job
was that of a section h-cd on a rail
road. The Norwegian immigrant was
ambitious for something higher. He
studied kard anj soon had a fair ld a
of the English language. He married
the daughter of Norwegian parents
nnd as she was born ln this country and
was a bright girl, she became a great
kelp to him ln his studies.
lter Rudd became a lumber Jack in
the Minnesota woods. Later still he
secura a situation a a great manu- j
k la. turlng plant ln Chicago. Menu-
wnne r.e continued cu studies. He
lfco made good In each occupation.
Monday cf th'. wtek the Simmons
Mar.ufaclurir.g company of Kenosha
e.-cted h'.tn gcr.iral superintendent
1 men-.tor of the hoard of directors.
1-oys ca:i find a lemon In the rln of
..vi -uiuiikraut, ma oiuy
helps were honesty, good habits, clean i
purposes, the desire to succeed, high
character, ability and ambition.
A man equipped with these aids has
hut to knock at the door of opportun-
HKiH HOXOK KOil IIVJtST.
Rock Island's dibtingirithed citizen,
Hon. E. W. Hur.-t received a hieh com
pliment In tho democratic rational j
convention at Baltimore last night,"!
nation seemed to have been prearranged
othrwif, however, aid the governor
cf Indiana won. Mr. Hurst would
1 have fit the b.ll in many w ays. Fer
, sor ally as well as politically he is the
ideal, nr.d while comitisr from a slate
I fhat is quite ac important to democratic
success as Indiana, he Hands hieh j mat hmery improvement, auu me
with every element and influence with- i greediest of employers know how r.ec
in his pai'y and is cenerally jiopular essary it Is for machinery to "rest" for
throucho'it all sections outside his certain periods. But an employe
It is t needed generally in the state
that had he consent' d to be the dtm-
! oeraMe candidate for Governor four
name In the democratic primaries, he they need. Hut the hired men and the
would have stood a good show of farmer's womenfolk are worked to the
v. irmiric the nomination. j limit of endurance, without a thought
Kor the place as Wilson s running i concerning the conservation of their
mate on the national ticket he pos- 'usefulness. Losing a row would be a
m sses the best possible qualifications, ' serious matter in the farmer'sestima
abiiity, personal worth, and in every jtion. But he can get another wife or
Renne his availability is unquestioned, j another hired man without spending
When the news came last niht in any considerable lump sum of money
The Aigtis hull' tin service that Mr. ; fr cither.
Miust's nari.e had be n tin st-nted bv ! Men are worked in the mills until
Hun. Hitniuei Alschulor, it spread rapid-.
y nil over the city and was received
everywhere with enthusiasm ard as-
er inquiries have b--cn nude as to the
progress of the balloting.
KILL THIS MONSTIii: Tit VST.
The Knickerbocker ice trust of
New York Is establishing subsidiary
companies throughout the country and
has invaded Illinois. It may come into
Hock Island. If it does it should be
hit with an ice pick. Of all the heart
less tyrants in the trust world it is
the most brutal, the most inhuman.
't threa'tns. bulldozes am browbeats .
and attempts to throi'lo hon- st compe-
tiflon. It ha.- driven hundreds of men ;
out of huslnos and to ruin. It has
(neither heart, soul nor conscience. It
is a bit; part of the Interests, a preda- ! to progress and tariff reform.
tory corporation and is high in the Tr.at tbe party succeeded in nam-
conn, ils of the plund. rbund. j lr,g a nian of tne stamp aI,d standard
Th lee trust is the curse of the , of Wilson after such a fight is a
(lav on a par with the coal trust, source of congratulation and grat
!l!oth levy tributes on the comforts ifieation, and this without thought or
i which the Creator provided for poor word of disparagement of the other
they &;!. a pouud of human flesh. (confidence.
. . - Woodrow Wilson, is one of the
TAIT )l l i:Ui:i TO WITIIUKAwJ foreIlK)bt Americans of the day. A
, ... i progressive of the most pronounced
The bpruilield. Mass., Itepub hcaii, ; . . . . , ,
, , . ' , ' tvpe, a tariff reformer, a great
l iiuWn for ,ts rehahUi y. saythatthe,, a Btudnt a statesiuan in
l att leaders at th hioago conve'.i-, ,u, (rue8t and fine8t tipIlse a g!aI)t
no,, offered to unite with cIoi.el j lllteliertual,y anJ a brilliant and log
Coosevelt m nominating some third i ,rator he etands before the
i candidate agreeable to the colonel. worl(1 as one . cf the best equip-
I !. Ill Sines, tile Keplilillcil!! s:ivs. Con-
ln a progressive victory that left j
""rd t- rm candidacy In the lurch
noes not indicate that unselfishness
l.iu tin... i,n. nil. f... .1. t.
I .c n.sT en,-, . i.ir- iini 1 1 uih iiie uous.
M)I)i:i) WILSON Fois FKKSf-
After one of the most famous dead
locks in the history ..f political con
ventions the democratic party has
nominated Woodrow Wilson, pover
I.or of New Je'sey, for president of
the Ttntti! States. The result was
nci otnplisVed through the unselfish
withdrawal of t!:, candidacies of I n-
Senator Luke Lea.
At the rvovct Deiuucratic conven
tion at Baiurare lew ot the younger
m. n made as treat ua lmrtiuu us
the older party leaders as did Sen
ator Luke Lea. i,f Tennefcsee. Al
ih.uiKh only In his eary thirties.
Senator It alr.ady repardrd as
err of the progressive leaders of tbe
;-arty. He Is a orator and Lis
voice wlil doubtless l0 heard In rr.any
p-diil.-a! r-,e -ting before the end of
i ice carrpaisn.
Hi AiA y
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f :: ;
CHEAPEST TI11G I OlTRY
Vast sums of money are spent on
needn't rest. .There are always plenty
of people looking for jobs.
It is recognized that the useful ani-
ma! 8 must have proper care and food
they drop, worn out. btfdy and soul,
when they're less than 40 years old
an when their employers still con-
sider themselves your,s men. There
are always more ignorant immigrants
to be had.
Women and girls are worked out In
' factories and sweatshops, becoming
i but hulls of what a woman should be,
unfit for marriage and for mother-1
, hood. Even children Etiil babies are j
derwood and Foss and the release of
the Clark delegates, although Mis-j
sourl, nobly and without resentment,
wcnt down, colors flying, with its fa-
nious candidate. Thus out of a j
struggle with few parallels, the Jer-j
eey executive became the standard
bearer of a great democracy, pledged
l ed men who has ever been nominat
ed for the great office of president.
He measures up to the office in
ideals and in reality and his election
will bring to the executive chair of
the American republic one of the
brainiest men the country has pro
duced. Speaker Champ Clark, his nearest
rival, without question the most lov
able of American statesmen since
Lincoln's time, with the possible ei-j
ception of Fresident MeKinley,' was !
worthy of the office for which so;
many thousands of his countrymen
had builded their expectations on i
seeing him attain. lie was the choice;
of a majority of the delegates in the.
; convention, considering New lorks,
j action toward him as sincere, but
I, ...,KI... -..I... ..i.4 1....u,
tin tnu-iiuius line rtuuu urmi-rii
i hi 111 and victory and in the end he
i accepted the result with the calm.
unselfish philosophy characteristic of:
the man. j
Bryan made the fight of his life;
against reactionary plutocracy and j
proved beyond question the most;
picturesque as well as the dominant j
figure in the convention.
The party has ccosen wisely in !
candidates and platform and in th:3
year of democratic achievement will
command the support and confidence ;
of the people and will make good i
when the stamp of approval has been ,
placed upon its convention acts. j
" PIONEER PREACHERS.
Those of Missouri's Early Dsys Had
to Be Expert Riflemen.
Nearly every pioneer preacher ln Mis
souri was as esia-rt in the use of the
rille us any of the laymen. Services
were usitaiij held in a nciglilor s cabin.
Notice of a "meeting" was promptly
and ceuepjl'.y circulated, and tbe set
tiers attended, uniformly bringing their
rifles to guard against ible sur
prises or to ol'tuin game ou the way
to or from the service.
Tbe pioueer preachers labored with
out money and without price. They
gained their substance, as did their
cei;;htors. by the rifle and bv tbelr
dally toil in tbe clearings and the corn
fields. The Rev. Justinian Wiliiams. Metho
dist, and the Rev. Peyton Nowlin and
the Rev. Thorns Kinney. Baptists,
were the first preachers in Saline
county. They preached on Zdaioo
sou's creek and in tbe Big Bottom.
"Old Ban Nowlin." as he was called,
was a sedate gentlexun. dry as to
manners and sermons, but with a kind
heart and good intention.
His colleague. Kinney, however, was
of a Jovial disposition nnd verv ror-u-
j Inr. He was without literary attain-
! meets, but Invariably provoked hU
to laughter. Nowlin took
72 v : - at
not spa:ed. Wlat's the difference if !
they die? Who cares if health and
strength fall while they are still young
in years? There are always plenty
more willing to do the work.
There are men and women who. when
they enter their various occupations,
are bright, quick, full of ideas, assets
to their employers. But docs the em
ployer think of conserving this good
material for any lengthy period? Does
he so arrange the work and time of his
employes that they may be as valuable
to him in their mature years as they
are in their youth?
Not as a rule. The average idea is
to pet all that's possible out cf an em
ploye in as short a time as possible;
then fire him for a fresh one.
The conservation of forests, of wa
terways, of the country's other natural
resources these were all thought of
before the conservation of humanity;
and the conservation of humanitv is
so closely interwoven with the conser
vation of the employe that the one
cannot be dealt with-apart from the
Something must be done so tflat thf
comfort aud profit cf the few shall not
be earned by the suffering and the
snuffing out of the many.
There is something wrong in an in
dustrial system where the brain or
body or energies of an employe are
worn out at 40 a thing so ordinary
that now we speak of it as a matter
Butwe are beginning to look askance
at the employer who appropriates to
himself the best of a man until he has
arrived at a premature uselessness,
and then casts him aside as a worth
less bit of flotsam. We want to know
what's the matter with the employer
because he has received so much and
the other bo little. We want to know
why the one is hale and hearty and
still in the ring, while the other is
down and out. We want to know if
V. tn..t I, LrvNn n tnl. nnJ n r.i
one; we have a suspiiion there's been
a foul somewhere.
him to task upon one occasion for his
levity. Kinney answered:
"Well, I'd rather preach to laughing
devils than to sleepy ones, as you do.
You make them sleep, and I make them
laugh. My congregations will pass
yours on the road to heaven. I bet
you a coonskln they will." St. Louis
ODD OLD CHOCTAW LAWS.
One Made the Selling of Their Land a
In an old set of laws of the Choctaw
Nation there is a clause which relates
to the killing of witches. Tor witch
craft the penalty was death, and for
alleging oneself to be a witch or for
saying that any other person was one j
was punishable by sixty lashes on the)
Another declared that no doctor could
take money or any of the belongings
of a patient he treated if the patient
died. If the patient were raised up
from a sickbed the doctor could ac
cept what was offered to him. and if
nothing was offered then he could take
in goods w hat was his just compensa
tion. In 1S34 the Choctaw council passed
an act which made a person who bar
gained to sell any of the Choctaw laud
a traitor and punishable by death.
Any white man who encouraged such
action was deported. Au Indian who
6oId or disposed of laud either to indi
viduals or to the United Sti fs in toto
ghould lie considered a traitor and shot
ou COnvi liou. This was just preceding
(ue beginning of the work of the
Moroccan Toilet Accessories.
The native ladies or Jiomou are
very particular about tne prer-er ation
of their complexions. They wasti
their faces in rose water lu which
apricot kernels baked and powdered
are introduced as au aid to preserve
the natural tint of the complexion.
Some Indies employ a wash w l.ieb con
tains red radish scrapings powdered.
They have also a peculiar method of
removing superfluous hairs. A paste
is made of lemon juice and sugar.
This is applied and allowed to dry and
then removed, taking. It is said, the
hair with it. A hair preparation seems
no less stramre to I'.uropeaus It U
composed of aloe leaves, henna and
reed grass This is applied to the
head, and when dry it U washed off
NEW MEXICO FOR
DEMS. SAYS CATRON
6enator Thomas B. Catron.
"What will New Mexico do in No
vember?" echoed Sci.utur Tfcon.a U.
Catron ln response to a query it the
dure of the lc-u.ocratic t.ationai con
vention. "Why. the state will go
heavily Democratic, of course."
Senator Catron Is a New Mexican
Democrat. His view of the situation
! mav L Liawl but anvway he It
i 'Just now amllir.g a ainiie that bs
mur KOtx't com8 oC-
r WMCAJt M. SMITH
THE VACATION BUG.
SOMETHING Is biting;!
tVtat can U be?
And search the rest.
Tou'll find on that test
That It Is the vacation bug;.
Along about the date
When spring; pulls lis frelicht
Gets to be a bummer
The vacation bus
Gets Its teeth filtd
It is bound to bring home booty
Soon have its victims well In hand.
The first sweltering day
What a hit
It does make
When it venture to taka
Its Initial bite!
The victim wakea In the night
From dreams of a cool lake.
Nor can he shake
The apparition from his mind.
And so. resigned
To hia fate.
He sits him down to wait
Until the welcome day i
When he can set away.
The vacation hug
Never falls to connect.
Its ravages go unchecked
And every one la slad
That thla ta so.
It causes do woe
As naughty germs that hand
The bearer a grand
It endeavors to please.
And it does so
"Will you help a poor orphun?"
"I think not. We have one orphan
In the family already."
"And who is he?"
She Was Practical.
"Why Is Charie so downcast?"
"Oh. be has been to wing to die for ;
me die gladly!"
"Oh. my I"
"Yes. think of it!"
"And you told hirn he must not do
such a romantic thing!"
"Um-ra, not exactly. I told him I
didn't think he carried enough insur
ance to make it worth while."
Sho Wanted a Divorce.
"What are Mrs. Gourd's grounds for
"Yes; her ideas of living were incom
patible with Gourd's Income."
In Another State.
"Yon didn't liud your husband con
genial?" "Only a part of the time."
"What part was that?"
"When he was away from home."
"All women like flattery."
"That may lie, but some of us are
rather particular as to the brand."
"My daughter Is learning to .sing."
"Is that why you concluded to go on
I guesa tho niovu i picture show
lias KOt ihu thing- down right.
It la the only place to see
A footrace or a flu tit.
Some people, not having any griev
ance to exploit, consider that a suf
ficient reasou for carrying about a
large sized grouch.
Falling in love is a quick process,
but staying there takes a lifetime.
The love of approbation is responsi
ble for many comic situations aud
many queer mistakes.
Nobody will ever call you stingy tie
cause you keep your troubles to your
self. Trouble Is Invariably friendly to
those who are on the lookout for it
and gives thetu much of its attention.
If every young man knew when to
go home there would be a world fall
of disappointed girls.
Girls think so much more about fall.
Ing In love than men do that they are
just so much more likely to be critical
and hard to suit.
It Is hard to say why It Is mors
pleasant to be contrary and dissenting.
but a lot of people think that Is the
only way to have a good time.
Music teachers earn a comfortable
competence demonstrating to parents
that their offsprlnj Is not musical
Dogs are Jnt as good for pets ss
children. Just as easily sp'ied by pit
ting and do not grow up into disagree
Father Why did my little boy send
hU papa a letter with only a capital T
written on the page while he was
i away? Little Sen Hc-aue I Ihoupl I
: you'd go eround uiuotig your friends
with it and say. "My ly Is only four
j jears old and just iee the capital letter
writ!' Judge's Lihrurv.
Sweeney's Ghost By Clarissa Mackie.
Copyrinhted. jsu. by Assorted Uite.-ary Bureau.
AUer tnree days and night, of bat- t
I uiue .. -.--.m "mi. ana wna
gruy seas the shabby little steamer
MarrgoM fell upon the white reefs of
Sugar island and pounded out her fee
Early dawn found Captain Shaleb
Bains and hi first mate digging a
shallow trench iu the snowy sand of
the island's enrvin- le:uU. Ues'de
the trench there Lit n dripping form
roughly lashed to the Marygoid'a for
The mate parsed In his dicing and
flung aside the empty turtle shell that
had served as a spad-. lie nuiied out
! fcnlfe. cut the lathins .!,. h,,-,, .,-):.. i
rolled the inert form into the shallow j
Sweeney." he announced
briefly to the captain, and the big fat
man nodded carelessly.
"What's that stufT out there?" asked
Bains, pointing a heavy forefinger.
'Broken spars and scraps of the wa
W.'logged tubs you caiicd lifeboats,"
prowled the mate.
"Ton ought to be thankful. Teter.
Ton ought to get down ou your knees,
man. because this i all the best luck
you ever had." Bains' fishy eyes al
most glowed with excitement.
"Thankful for what? Because the
expedition has failed? We can never
get to Sugar Island now."
Bains smiled triumphantly. "We're
on Sugar island this minute," ha an
nounced. The mate stared. "Nor he yelled.
"Tes." assured the captain, drawing
a water tight metal case from his
pocket. "Just look at tbe map. All
we got to do is to locate the palm un
der which the petirls are buried and
wait until somebody comes and takes
us off. We il be rich. l'eter, much
richer than If the pearls had to be di
vided Into ei-'ht parts. It s half and
That evening they fat in the shelter
of a huge rock and watched the moon
rising out of a quiet bosomed ocean.
Both were smoking furiously and say
lug little. It hud been a hard day In
many ways. They had found rather
unpalatable shellfish anil plenty of co
coanuts to cut nnd a tinkling rill of
sweet water. They hail not found the
pearls, although they had dug feverish
ly all around the roots of the giant
"The map says under the largest
palm." insisted Captain ISains Id re
sponse to Feier's skeptical mood.
"It wasn't there" l'eter was begin
nlnn V. T. all . T . Tl ." kn CnniU, clli-.l-t I
UiiiK , i Li i u an lit ! i l i .ii . .i i'i-. v. i" i
, , , ... ' . .i
and pointed at something dark and
shadowy thnt approached them out of
the white beauty of the night.
"What's that ." he gasped.
"Ahoy, there"' piped a feeble voice
from the shadow.
"Who ia if."' boomed the deep voice
" 'Tls Sweeney," came from the Hear
The two men under the rock leaped
forth and 8' rambled around to safety.
Little thrills of superstitious horror
Chilled their blond.
"You lie!" quavered Feter Darrow.
"We buried him," chimed ln Bains.
"Then I'm riz from th' dead and
thankful so to be whin th' waves wash
ed over me there I was tucked away
as snug as ye phize In a grave. 'Twas
rayther premayture, I may say." And
the words were mingled with Dennis
Sweeney's unmistakable chuckle.
The two nu ll conferred iu grumbling
"I'm thankful for th" warrum wel
come extended to me, seein' I've re
turned from th' crave. It's been a long
day to lay dryin' in th' sun wlshiu'
for a bite or a sup." It was Sweeney's
sarcasm that convinced his shipmates
that tie had indeed esc aped death, but
the greed of g:dn overcame any Bcru
ples they tnlht otherwise have had.
"Sweeney's dead," Insisted Feter
Darrow obstinately, all the terror gone
from his voi. . "If you're his ghost
you can keep t; yourself. We don't
want you around here!"
"No more e don't!" emphasized
"Indade!" purred Sweeney's voice.
"And might I uk If us three are th'
only ones suved from th' poor Mary
"Only two was saved Captain Bains
and me." returned Darrow slgnifi-
How about n. e don't I count?"
You're dead:" Darrow's voice was
"'Twas n N-i' burial I can swear
to It," added r'.-dns ponderously.
"Aye," ni 1 the voice of Sweeney,
"yez can swear till yez black In th'
face, yes bia-phemln' ould pirate, but
worruds won't li'l Dlnnis Sweeney!"
And the form of Sweetie-- receded
down the b. a !., accompanied by very
; audible foot-'eps.
j "You ahou' I l ave d ig it deeper."
complained .ir-taln Bains querulously
! as he !otnd Ieirrow In u walk around
to the opposite le of the Island.
"How did I know he wasn't dead?"
demanded I'e-r Impatiently. Then In
worried tor.es he went ou: "I suppose
he'll lie wat ! i' ' '"- all the time. Meb- i
be he'll ext.eet a share of tbe pearls"
"How Is (, to know we're on Suzar .
! Island?" quer 1 Bains craftily. "He ,
wouldn't Bus-i-f t that we was wrecked
.on the very i-.ii-nd we was Ik. nnd for."
"Aye, ani he better take care be
don't suspect:" threatened Feter Dar
row. Several davs passed ln a fruitier
search after the bid'ln treasure or
pearls They dug around the roots of
"11 the largest aims.
There ai.ie uv fair morning aftr
two days of s. -reni;. lav. burrt'-ane
weather, w !.! l'eter linrrow leap"!
high in the uir aud jc;.l witb excirt
lueut. "The palm tree'. The big palm h'.s
blown over"' he HOnouii'-ed to his ctij
Iiilon "No can .et ut the ro"!i!"
Caoijiin l;.iin- turned a soiled and
unkimpi Lead toward tls Ural uate.
nis eves were bloodshot, and he was
drowsy from lack of sleep. The wind
had been merciless in Its lashings. "I'll
come after I've had these eggs." he
grunted, eating ravenously of the tur
tle egs they had raptured the night
l'eter waited impatiently until the
big captnin had Qmshed hia breakfast
and Joined him in the thick under
growth of the jungle. They tore re
lentlessly through clinging vines and
Impeding vegetatiou until they reached
the summit of the hill where the giant
palm lay prostrate on the ground.
They Cew at the tangle of upturned
, . .L
roots auu tore uiaaiy at ine loosenea
'ITere! screamed Din-row suddenly,
and he brought forth a rusted tea can
Crazed by the nearness of the trea
i ure they had come so far to seek, the
two men fought over the possession of
the canister until finally the lid came
off in Bains' hand. Then they cooled
off sufficiently to look within.
There in the bottom roiled two small
pearls. That was all.
Their curses went up to the bine sky
tending softly above them aud smote
roughly ou the balmy air. Finally,
breathless with rage, they faced each
"Sonicbody'a been here first!" de
"You mean this morning?" panted
Darrow, hiding bis one pearl In his
Bains nodded. "Since the palm blew
over. Of course it was Sweeuey."
"We haveu't seen him but that once.
We thought mebbe It was his ghost,"
"The grave Is empty." said Bains.
"I went and looked the next day."
"Then we'll find him." Feter Darrow
arose and looked down at tbe strip of
Leach visible from the hilltop. "He
) roust come out at night. I'll catch him
If it takes twenty years, aud then
"Then eh?" leered Bains.
"He'll stay in hia grave." muttered
AU that day they looked for Dennis
Sweeney and found nothing save bis
footprints ou tbe sand and a pile of co
((uanut shells showing where he bad
eaten. All uight loug they bunted him
relentlessly, growing more ugly as
morning approached. They did not
scan the thick tops of the palm trees
where the younger man might have
hidden securely from them, for Swee-
ney was agile as a monkey,
, , '
At that mysterious hour between
gray dawn and actual daylight they
came upon him standing at the wa
ter's edge, and there was something so
dim and shadowy about his appearnnco
that the two treasure seekers hesitat
ed for a moment so that he turned and
Bains flourished the empty tea can
ister. "You devlL you've found the pearls!"
"Go away," said the voice of Dennis
Sweeney. "I'm dead dead as door
nails. Yez have said so! Lave me
rist in pace. Ulmiuiber. dead men tell
"Be careful. Sweeney," warned Feter
Darrow, edging toward the second
mate. "We're armed and if you don't
give up those pearls you'll be dead ami
we'll get 'em anyway."
"I'm a ghost," said Sweeney, with re
gret, as he tumbled backward into the
water and struck out akillfully, with a
wary eye for sharks. "I'm a spook.
Th' captain there will take oath to it.
He said so."
Captain Bains let fly a volley of oaths
as be joined Darrow at the water's
Suddenly Dennis Sweeney emitted a
frightful scream and disappeared be
neath the surface of the water.
The two onlookers watched the bub
bles rise to the surface with horror oa
"Sharks!" muttered Bains hoarsely.
"My iod!" groaned Darrow. momen
tarily unnerved by tbe unezctedneas
With one accord they turned and
hurried around to the other side of tho
island, where they remained for sev
eral hours before they ventured to re
turn to the place where Dennis Swee
ney bad disappeared from their sight.
Carefully folded on the beach above
high water mark was the red flannel
I i.hlrt of Dennis Sweeuev. On the shirt
,,iy two ,ae IeaVL. al)U in the m),j(ft
of each leaf was a 'It t le heap of pearls,
: perhaps a third of what tbe tea can
' ister had contained. Written in tbs
hard white coral strand were strag
"What docs It say?" dern.mdod Rains,
j " Take the next ship.' " read Dar
' row slowly. Then he turned snd polnt
' ed to the opening In the coral reefs.
! There was a trail of black smoke and
' the black hull of an Australian linc-r
bearing away from Sugar island. "It
means be played a trick."
"The sly devil!" g!isx-d Ruins at last.
"Here's more writing. Feter. Rend It,
Iirrow h nt over and obediently resd
he last me--.Mage of Dennis Sweeney
'Dead men tell no tales."
July 3 in American i
1776 Washington took command of
the ccloijiiiia at Cambridge.
ISCo' Decisive day at Gettysburg;
Flckett's charge repulsed.
1S0S Cervera's punih squadron de
stroyed by tbe American fleet after
ts- apiag from Santiago harbor.
GlHet So you'e j u-t come from Flea,
pecked' rti:ifral. liow did the old boy
Ferry No; relieved. New York