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THE 8EMI.VVEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRA8KA.
j j By RANDALL PARRISH j & s Fate Gives Carlyle Chance He Has Been Seeking. Synopsis OcofTry Cnrlylo, master of aniline lill tit twenty-six, is sentenced to 20 years" sorvltudo in the Amcrlcnn col onies for pnrtlclpntlon In the Monmouth rchclllon In England. Among the passengers on bonrd the Bhlp on which he Ib sent ncross ore Roger Fairfax, wealthy 'Maryland plnntcr; his niece, Dorothy Fairfax, and Lieu tenant Sanchez, u Spaniard, who becamo ucqualnted with tho Fair faxes In London, Carlyle meets Dorothy, who InformB him her undo has bought his services. Sanchez shown himself an enemy of Carlyle. The Fairfax party, now on Its own sloop In the Chesapeake bay, encounters a mysterious bark, the Nnmur of Rotterdam. Carlyle discovers that Sanchez Is "IJlack Sanchez," planning to steal the Fairfax Bold and abduct Dorothy. Ho llghw Sanchez and leaves him for dead- In n battle with Sanchez' followers, however, he Is overpowored and thrown Into the, bay. In n desperate effort to save Dorothy, Carlylo decides ' to Bwlra to the Nnmur. Dy a ruflo he gets aboard and min gles with tho crew. Tho pirates return to tho Nnmur with Dor othy, the captured gold and Sanchez, badly wounded but still olive. Carlylo finds u friend in Watklns, an English sailor. copyright, by A. C McUuris & Co. position on the chart. I usked a few bucco und n pipe, and yes, wait n questions, although I paid but little second writing materials. And, b$ attention to whnt he said, my mind the way, there are two staterooms being busied with searching out his astern. Who occuplen the one to star real purpose. No doubt the situation board Senor Estndal" was very nearly as he described It "No, senor; It Is thrj young lndy." to he LeVere was no navigator, and "Oh, the one brought aboard last Estada himself only nn Indifferent one. night. Have you bcwj her7" Yet at that the course to the West "SI, senor; she is Kngllsh and good Indies was not n long one, and if tho to look at, but she tit and stare out Portuguese had been able to bring the stern port. She '111 not Bpcak or tho bark from there to the Chesa- eat. I taku in her breakfast, but she penkc, the return voyage should not I touch not n morsel. So I tell Senor! terrify him. No, that was not the Estada, and ho say, 'then bring her object; he was planning to keep at out to dinner with ir; I'll make thq sea, to waylay and attack merchant I hussy cat If I have fo choke it down ships, and then, after a successful her dainty throat.' " cruise, arrive at Porto Grando laden "Good ; I'll have a look at her my-' with spoils and hailed as a great self then. Now hurry up those things, leader. Ills plan was to dispose of steward, and retnciuLcr what I sent Sanchez even to. permit tho Spaniard you after." to die of his wounds; possibly even IIo brought the sfiaving set and to hnstcn and ossuro that death by writing materials 11 rat, explaining that some Bccrct resort to violence. No ho would have to go down into tho doubt LeVere was also concerned In lazaret and break open somr pnek- tho conspiracy and would profit by It, tiges for tho tobacco nnd pipe. The and possibly theso two were likewise moment tho fellow . disappeared 1 assured of the co-operation of tho grasped the opportunity. I dashed off more reckless spirits among tho crew, a noto hurriedly a brief lino merely I remembered what Watklns had wills- stntlng my presence on board nd beg- pored to mo forward his suspicions glng her not to exhibit surprise at of them both. IIo had been right; meeting me. I had no time In which already the fuse was being laid, nnd, to explain or make clear the sltua- very fortunately, I hnppencd to bo tlon. Willi this folded and concealed chosen to help touch It off. Tho In my hand I silently pushed open the chance I had sought blindly wus being door. plnlnly revealed. I crept swiftly forward, following It was evident enough, however, tho circle of the staterooms, until I Hint Estada had no Intention of trust- came to tho closed door of the ono I kig mo Immediately with his real mo- sought nft. I bent here an lnstnnt, lives. Ills confidence was limited, listening for some sound from within, ond his Instructions relnted altogether but heard none. Uoyond doubt tho to mero matters of ship routine. I girl was within nnd ilonc, nnd I must could await developments. But I wus trust her quick intelligence to respond becoming wearied by tho man. to my written message. " thrust it "I understand perfectly, senor," I through the narrow opening ibove the broke In at lust Impatiently. "You sill, and tho moment it disappeared will havo to tako for granted thnt I within stole swiftly 'mck to my own APPLE WON QUEEN VICTORIA So Pleased Was She With Virginia Variety That She Had Tax Re moved Exports Increase. (Prepared by tho United States Depart ment of Agriculture) Attempting to win tho favor of tho Indies by giving them apples may he laughed ut by some people as ludi crously rustic, but It Is not to he de spised. It wins. Here Is the proof: Vlctorln was young nnd, though rfie was a queen, she wns also a woman, iwid Impressionable. Arthur Steven son, who was then American minister to tho court of St James, gave her somo very beautiful apples "Albe marle Pippins" they were, from a Vlr- CHAPTER XIII Continued 9 "If I had anv to use: after n sailor cnn enforce sea discipline nnd navl- room, has been drunk there Is not apt to Ento your boat to whatovor part of and yet I had scarcely a moment to i be much left in his pockets." uw occ"" yu ucsiro 10 snu. ah i spare, ueioro i couiu loiucr ray iaco "Tho fact !s," ho began doubtfully, ncC(' ,s yur orders. Tills, I tako it, Is tho stoward returned, bearing in hla "what you Just said to me on deck nu y" require or racr nanus iouucco unu pipe, chanced to be of interest. You ore n xcs 1 l"nn yu execute." isstaua, However, remnlned away navigator?" "Very good ; now about myself," and longer thnn I had anticipated he "I wnn in mmmnnri of nhitia fnr tnnr I nroso to my feet, determined to would, and I was fully dressed and years, senor; naturally I know navl- C,OBO tll Interview. "You say I mny comfortably smoking before he came Ration " cuooso any siaicroom on no port uown irom tno ucck anu crossed tno "T wilt onnn Innrn It inn linv II.. .1 IBKIOT I CUDin 10 my niirtllUlV OX)Ct UOOT. and that will ho n sorrv 1nv for vnu. "Xney are all unoccupied, except "xno fttnrnoard watch has been I'll toll you, Gates, how matters stand ono' USC(l Dy tno steward as ri' store- called," lio said, "and you are to take aboard, and why I have need of your room- amrge or me uecic. rcuoving severe, skill. Then you may tako your choice opened tho door nnd stepped out I waited to explain tho situation to th0 forecnatlo or tho cabin?" ,nto ,,c raam cabin, tho roll of charts the men before you appeared. I sup "You invito me aft. senor?" under my nrm. Estada didn't wait for poso you aro ready?" "I glvo you q chanco to move your mo t0 Question him. "Ay, ay, senor," knocking tho ashes dunnage if you will do my work unptnm snncnez' stateroom is an," out or my pipe anu rising, uo eyed Listen now. Snnchez has been badls 1,0 Bnlu wlth a wavo oC tno hnn(, niy clothes disapprovingly. hurt It may bo weeks before ho Tlioro aro two rooms. Joso 1b with "Rather a fancy rig, Gates, for a leaves his cabin, if. Indeed, ho ever him a negro with a knack at nurs- first officer on duty." does. That leaves mo in command lnK" "Some stylo, I ndmlt. sonor, but they with but ono oflleer. the mulatto. Lo- "Who else is quartered aft here?" were all the stoward offered me." Voro. This mlcht answer to tako us iguorcd tho ono thing I most de- "You'll have to carry a hard fist. Bflfoly to Porto Grande, ns wo could Ircd to learn, but I did not press it, my man, to back up that costurao stand watch nnd watch, but Francois believing I knew tho answer nlready. uboard tho Namur," ho said coldly. la uo sailor. It was his nart on board "Lovcro has this middle stntcroom. -Uioso bluck devllB aro apt to mis' to train and lead tho fighting men nnd Menilez tho ono forward. Mendez tako you for a plaything." I followed ho cannot navlirato. Saint Chrlsto- is third offlcor and carpenter. Just Mm up tho stairs to tho deck. LoVerd pborl I fenr to leave him alone in at present with Lovero required on wns sun on uuty, una come forward chariro of tho dock whilo I snatch nn dock he has chargo of tho men below. md shook Iinnds at ray appearance. hour's sleen." Not tho working crow; they are quar- "Rather glad I didn't drown you," "I neo." I admitted. "And yourself, tercd In tho forccastlo and aro largely uo saiu, intcnuing to do pleasant, "uut senor? You arc a seaman?" English nnd Swede, nut wo havo to "ope youn not run amucic in tho after "Enough to get along, but not oulto carry cxtru men, who bunk amidships cabin." sure as to my figures. I have taken hellhounds to fight mongrels of i snail try not to unless I have, no sights excent as wo came north course. Tlioy aro allowed on deck cause,' i answered, looking hliu on this trip. 'Tis for this reason I amidships when wo arc at sea, but square in tho eyes and determining seed you but you will play mo no nro not encouraged to mlnglo with tho to ranko my position clear at oncej smart English trick, my mnn. or I'll sailors, wo'ro over a powder maga- oenor csinun tens mo i am to re have you by tho liools at onco. I know slno nil tho time, Gates any opark Hevo you. What is tho courso?" enough to verify your figures." might set It oft." "Sou'west by half bou'." "I thought of no trick. Estada." I I opcuod one of tho doors opposite you Know your position 7" nald coldly, now satisfied ns to his nnd glanced within. Tho Interior dlf- only In a general way. We havo nnmnRA nnd rnnfltiunt nr mv nwn fcrcd but llttlo from that of tho state- held an east by south courso since power. "You would have mo as navl- ro occupied by Estada, except it leaving tho capes, until an hour ago, eator. very well at what torms?" was minus tho table. No doubt they hwkhib nuout ten Knots. "Wlth rating as first oflleer and wero all practically allko. "vory won; I will figure It out as your fair proportion of nil spoils." "This will do very well," I said qui- nest i can. Tuoro is nothing further "You mean then to continue the ctly. "Now now about clothes 7 These to report r course? To attack vessols on tho high I wear look rather rough for tho new "No, Bcnor; all has been as it li eas?' Job." now. "Why not?" snoerincly. "Are vou "I'll send you tno steward ; no il nx Uo glanced toward Estada- not too whho-llvcrod for that sort of you out from tho slop chest" greatly pleased, I presume, with mj Job? It bo, then you nro no mnn for I was glad to rco him go and closed brusqucness, yet finding nothing ic me. It is a long voyngo to Porto tho door on him with n sigh of relief, cither words or manner from which Grando, and no reason why we should It had all occurred so quickly, almost to evoko a quarrel. Tho latter had hurry home ; tho welcome there will without effort on my part, I could do overheard our conversation, but ho bo bettor If wo bring chests of gold llttlo but wonder what strange occur- stood now with back toward us look aboard. Ay, and tho thought will put rsnco would bo next. What, indeed, lng out on tho sea off the port quar hopo into tho hearts of tho crow ; they was tbero for mo to do except to await tor. Ills silent indifference caused re restless now from long waiting." developments? Only ono thing oc- LoVoro to shrug his shoulders and "But Captain Sanchez? You have curred to mo I must discover some disnppcar down tho ladder on his way no surgeon, I am told. Will ho not moans immediately of communtcntlng below. I turned my faco to tho man Buffer from neglect of his wound?" with Dorothy Fairfax. at tho wheel it was tho giant negro, "Suffer? No mora than under a Tho importanco of tills could not bo Cochoso, leech ashore All that can bo dono overestimated. With myself quartered has been. Ills wob a clean knife aft and eating in tho cabin wo wore thrust, which baa been washed, trcnt- bound to meet sooner or later, and tho ed with lotion and bound up. No leech girl must previously be warned of my could do more." presence aboard, or in her first sur- "And my quarters will tlioy bo prlso at the recognition I should bo uft?" instantly botrayed. If I was to servo "You will havo your choice of thoso tho girl there must be, first of all, In at port. Como now havo you nn an- telligcnt co-opcrntlon between us. She must not only know of my presence on tho Nnmur but also tho purposo ac tuating me. I hnd reached this con elusion when a light, hesitating knock sounded at tho door, wcr ready?" "I would bo a fool not to hnve," heartily. "I am your man, Estada." Peace or war? Dorothy Is of fered the choice by her brutal captors. Whichever she chooses, what hope Is there for her amid the Wolves of tho Sea? Carlyle, watching Intently, longs for the chance to go to her aid. This summer don't spend hours over a hot stove! Serve Libby' s delicate Corned Beef chilled it will eivc you an entirely new idea of how easily an appetizing summer meal can be prepared. Get a package from your grocer today. Libby, M9NeUl & Libby, Chicago PUT PROFITS INTO DIAMONDS (TO UK CONTINUED.) l rr.n.- CHAPTER XIV. Long Day and Night Tho north polo tins six months day uunsauics entered, garmouta over and six uionins nignt, tho sun appar I Warn Dorothy. his arm, and laid out tho pieces caro- ently trnvollng in a circle around It m. . mmmha AtMiinitiiw nii i ftiiiv nr i itnifiAniiw iti wi nr i rrnm Tin rimn ir nnrtnrtMi i ninns) leased at my prompt acceptance of his selection. til It disappears in September. hla nronosal. talked on for eorao tlmo, "Tho clothes eccin to bo all right, explaining to mo something or tno Bit- stownru," i sniu, "ami juugo wiiii mho nump or n cnmei is considered a uUon aboard tho Namur, and point- fit. Now hunt mo up first of all BOrao- great delicacy by tho Arabs, it la ;tg out what he bcllovnd to bo ourlUilng to havo with, -thou como to-1 white, like veal, but tuatcs Uko beof. Gathering Some of America's Apple Crop. glnln orchard. So pleased was the queen that she caused the Import tax on apples to bo removed. From thnt tlmo exports of npples from the Unit ed Stntea to Englund Increased rapid ly. England became, and has re mained, tho principal export market for American apples. Tho llttlo story has an unusual in terest Just now when, following tho world war, the export mnrkets nre not only to be reopened but possibly may assume a larger Importance then ever before. Comnicrclul apple growers In tho united States must meet any such Increased demand without Increased acreage. Apple production does not respond quickly to supply and de mand. Trees require several years to come Into full bearing. Little can bo dono toward Immediately IncreaS' lng the supply when an unusunl de mand appears. Taknig the united States as a vrtiole, there has been very little plant lng of npplo trees since 1010. Cora pnrntlvely few young trees, therefore, nro coming Into hearing at this time. Indeed, tho largest single commer cial npple-produclng section in tho United States has reached its maxl mum production, and unless the plant ing rato Increases a decline is to be expected. Thnt region is western New Tork, which, early in the sixties, became and hns since remained tho center of com mcrclnl upple production in the Unit ed States. Western New York has produced regularly about one-fourth of tho normal commercial apple crop of tho country. But most of the pros cnt benrlng treea wero planted in the Into sixties and enrly seventies and nro now nearly fifty years old. Vigor nnd productivity continue longer in western New York than anywhere else In tho country,, perhaps, yet they can not bo maintained Indefinitely, and tho center of production may be cx nccted to shift. Similar declines nro taking place In whnt Is known as tho New England Baldwin belt, including portions of Maine, Now Hampshire, Vermont nnd Massachusetts, but ns this has never represented more than C per cent of yio total commercial production it Is of less Importance. In later years two comparatively new comraerclul npplo regions havo romo Into lnrco production tho Pa clflc Northwest and tho Shenandoah , Cumberland region of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland nnd Pennsylvania Tho former Is producing now almost as ninny commercial apples as New York, and tho latter Is producing about half ns many. Roughly spenk' lng. Now York, tho Pacific Northwest and the Shcnnndoah-Cumbcrland pro duces about flvc-cloutha of all tho) commercial npples grown In tho Unit ed Stntes. The Shenandoah-Cumberland region Is yet caly nppronchlng Its maximum 'production. In tho North west there was conilorablo planting df unsultablo lands, but western pro duction is being stabilized and will continuo to bo an Increasingly im portant factor In the applo Industry. Many Reasons Why Increased Demand for Precious Stones Invariably Follows Devastating War. The waste of war, by which many suffer and few reap returns, Is always accompanied by a demand for precious stones. This war has differed only from other wars In that the demand was greater. Profiteers In the allied countries have bought for the purpose of display. Profiteers in enemy coun tries want diamonds, because they sup ply the safest way of concealing new ly acquired wealth. As the diamond Industry Is the closest corporation in the world, values nre not likely to de preclate, unless all the profiteers want to change their Investments at tho Bamo time. At the present moment the price is higher than It has ever been. " The diamond dealer Is of all trad ers the least hampered by ofllce re strictions. Ho frequently carries the bulk of his stock in trade about with him in his waistcoat pocket. The pub lic street is, as often ns not, his only market place. In Haton gardens, which Is tho chief center of the dia mond Industry In London, mny fre quently bo seen little groups of two, three, or more well-dressed men, peer ing Intently through little monocle lenses nt gems worth many thousnnds Df dollars. HAS THREE CLAIMS TO FAME Not at His House. The seventh grade was having its first' lesson on personal pronouns nnd the teacher had drilled 'earnestly on the relation of the speaker, person spoken to, etc. Then she asked Wil liam to give the person of several pro nouns. He got along splendidly until he came to the pronoun "who," nnd then he lsitnted. "Look nt its nnto :edent mothei" thnt governs tho per on," explained the teacher. "Now tell us what person It is." "First," came William's laconic an swer. "No, indeed," protested the teacher. "Mother is tho third person the per son spoken of." "Not nt our house," persisted Wil liam, nnd continued Ills parsing, re penting "First person" with more emphasis. A snlnster says a stolen kiss is bet ter than no kiss at all. Don't cry over split milk. Call the cat Japaneso Town of Nagoya Offer Treble Attraction to the Tourist In That Country. Some Jnpunese towns rely upon a single temple or pnluce for fnme. Nngoya tnkes no such risk of being overlooked. It possesses a feudal cas tle of which the citizens aro Inordi nately proud, a temple containing a remarkable statuary collection, nnd a porcelnln factory famous throughout tho world. Except for the porcelain connois seur, visitors to Nngoya rush to view the castle. If they are sufficiently dis tinguished, or can mention cnsually; enough nnmes of important peoplo, the Interior of the castle Is at theic disposal. Otherwise they must con tent themselves with gazing nt tho. two golden dolphins or goldfish tho anatomy Is a bit vague that sur mount the castle roof, and studying tho Japanese mastery of curved lines, ns lavishly displayed in the castle's tiers of draped gables. The dolphins nre gold-plated and nro so valuable that they have vbeen In cased In wire .netting, which is sup posed to protect them against being stolen. It seems unlikely that any thief would be so ambitious as to think of stenllng either of the ponder ous, glittering objects which would ba as difficult to conceal as the celebrated white elephant Yet Japanese tra dition says that once upon a time an unscrupulous and unpatriotic citizen did attempt to catch one of the prec ious golden fish by way of a kite. At the critical moment the fisherman's perfidy was discovered and he wom boiled In oil. His Doubt. "You mustn't grieve so," said th sympathetic parson to the bereaved man," your poor wife will be happier In the world to which she has gone' thnn she ever was In this." "Thnt mny be so, parson," said the widower, "thnt may be all as you say, but I don't see how It can be. With1 me hero where she can't find fault with me every day I don't see hovr she can ho entirely happy." Call not that man wretched who, whatever Ills he suffers, has n child to love. Southey. Humility Is a virtue all preach, nona practice; and yet everybody Is content to hear. John Selden. siiiiniiiiiiiimmiinniiiiiiiimiiiiiuiiMrrmffli as minis! You Hesitate to Give Coffee to Children Then why give it to grown folks? You can pleasantly solve the question of a table drink by giving all the family Postum Cereal Boiled full 1 5 minutes-after boiling begins, it tastes much like superior coffee. It s an economy. At Grocers. Two sizes, usually sold at '15c anil 25c 9mm