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(CMliaaed) in the money those misguided Mathen wasted on powder and slugs bjd been spent on whisky, and dis tnbuted in Glasgow, half of the sec ond city in Die empire would have been happy for a day. And their flifng, thanks to my ingenuity, was all wasted. It was vara humorous to* see the way they went on bom barding the coal bags 1 erected to shelter the men. We talked back at them, too, in a language they could understand. “I let tiie watch ou deck —1 mean those that weren't engaged tor the moment on the diving—lake their rifleg and loose oft cartridges from behind coal bags. I hear that some Ofi them quite pride themselves on being marksmen, and that bald-headed old pirate, with experience in the C4lna seas, says he's a further bag of thirteen to his credit. They shot at*every native they could see. Man. M laughable to think they bombard sd, the saint s own messengers, and nearly lost us you cargo of gold.' •‘Lost which?*' Captain Kettle and George Chcoiennan bounced In their chairs and put the question sim ultaneously. “You needna* shout. Your nerves are suffering irom drought, and as an expert I should recommend a lubri cant. The saint sent the gold to foot his bill all right, and there was a message which said there was no hurry about the rllles. as you'd all be staying with him for some time.’* ilir George and Captain Kettle glanced at one another. The sam£ thought Hashed across each of them. Had Sldi Mohammed Berg ash an idea that with the gold once on l>oard. the Wangaroo would vanish forthw-ith from his calcinations? It was little he knew McTodd. “I offered the messengers some slight refreshment," said the engineer, “and as they woultina’ take it owing to releegious scruples. I just swal lowed It mysel* to prove to them th> superiority of ?ny own northern creed, and then I locked up the gold in a state-room, and got on wtth my em ployment. But I’d an idea there might be mischief in the background, so 1 gave the old chief u job. He's a very- Intelligent man, the chief engi neer of the Wallaroo, if he* provid ed with ideas, and a working drawing, and has tools put into his bands Just ns they are required.” “What on earth are you maunder ing about now?” "You ken yon brass signal-gun on the old Towers they bombarded us with as we came into the lagoon?” **,Yea, a useless toy." •'Aye. there speaks your layman's ignorance. Man, I gave our chief the Idea —It was a brilliant Tittle thine or my own, but I’ll not waste the details on your unmechanlcal Intelligence— nod be put a rilling into the barrel, and turned up some scrap brass we had Into shells, aud fitted them with studs to correspond with the rifling. For wanl of a better explosive we filled the shells with water, and I tell yoU a fine din they made when they burst. She'll carry three-quarters or a mile, wiH that twopenny brass can non in her new state, and one shell she threw landed among a committee meeting of true Dciievers and sent ten of them there and then to the place where they fry gratis. I watch'd It myself with the bridge binoculars. Gosh. you should have seen the «sf•! chief. He’d let no one satrve the gun bu| himself. You may call him cvnl cak you may know him to be sar castic, but my idea is that the aorrld hat> mislaid ’n him a natural artillery mifi.” The carpenter rapped smartly at the door, opened it, and waited to be , spoken to. “Yes?" said Captain' Kettle "I re sounded the Towers in every hold, sir. She’s tight everywhere. So are all the comnartmeats ot the double bottom that I could get at*’’ “Very good," said Kettle, and the carpenter went out. "And what's your Wes of her engines. Mac?*' “Wcel, I have na' had time tq take, a turn our of them, and there’s no de nying that outwardly they're disgrace ful. Any engines with sea water on them and thru months' neglect would be that. But with three days' labor, and some good nursing. I don’t see they would I>p nn> worrse than many of the marine engines that are now earning deevtdenda ail over the sens. Gosh! th* re’s that noisy-minded stew ard tinging the things he calls a, gong for supper. It would mean a hath at Ifast for m » if I was to come down, so with leave I’ll stay In comfort as l am, and have a snack on dock. And so. Captain, as I see you're aching to beautify yourself. I'll leave ye. Aboot that bottle of brlllhintine 1 begged the io oi of —” **! havo none,” •napped ettle. •rW«air drawled itu* Soot, •'l’ve no’' used the half of it," and muttering to himself ‘‘vara htimorous.** iie pulled himself up and rolled out of the chart house. "McTodd's a groat taste for pulling your leg," «aid Sir George, as he fol lowed more slowly. I, *sAt mil," retortcu Captain Kettle sharply, **l don’t appreciate It. My Idea le, sir. that the engine-room should always give the deck officers proper re*p«*et. And by .larres. sir. It they dor’f know how. I’m the man to teach them.'* Captain Owen Kettle ripp<d off Jel- j hh and head-robe and dropped them on 'the floor tflth a gesture of disgust, j It ila also on record that, punctual Ban though he Is known :q he. he waa twenty mlnntes late when he sat down that night at the head of the table before the plate of tepid soup wtyrh the anxious steward nad saved lor him. Hut he was once more his Spick-and-span self, and obvionaly pleased with the universe. They had their after-dinner coffee out on deck unde* the wonderfd! Afrl can •tar'- and captain Keltic found hhftaaif seated apart from the other m#i. but near "Mils Violet Chester man by that Indy a skilful manage ■sent. Her face was whtte and rather ’fcrnwi, and there were heavy shadows eader her eyes, all things that were easily accounted for by the recent dls The Marriage of Captain Kettle A ROMANCE OF THE SEA. By CUTCLIFFE HYNS Copyright 1912, The Bobbe-Merrill Ocm treat)ing experiences she had under gone. But there was a brightness about her talk which showed that a uigh spirit still ran within her, and there was an indefinable something in her ntitude that made the little sailor feel vaguely restive and uneasy. Sue talked composedly over recent events —her own departure from the Wangaroo, which she frankly stigma fixed as foolish, the arrival at the tor tress, and her unexpected treatment where. "1 believe Stdi Bergash really be lieved I would marry him. though to give him his due he never did put it in so many words. But there is no doubt that both niy brother and 1 were in extreme danger, and the way you got iiH out ot lus clutches is a thing that never can be properly rewarded. And she said more, much no re. in the same strain. It was flatering, it was fluent, yet somehow without being able to find out any dertnite cause of offense. Kettle found thut it all in a vague way jarred on him. I'p till now he busl always en joyed and. indeed, looked forward to Miss Chesterman's conversation, as of course she meant he should; and to night's clung* disquieted him. For half an hour he listened there in the warm night under those southern stars without being able to define even to himself the subtie change that had cotne over her manner, but at last with a flash it dawned on him. There was a taint of patronage over bis talk tonight, it wa» intended that he should grasp *.hat indiscretions in the past were indi cretious, aud that she was the great uidy. and that he was the hired mariner. All Captain Kettle's rebellious no ture lea tied into arms at the discov ery—and as promptly became liiup and submissive. She had made a mistake; lie had made a mistake; aud if this was her way of putting things straight, he ought not to be the on*: to complain. "And now," said she. "1 must speak to you on a mere intimate matter, and thut is about your attachment to my mai—to Emily. My eves have told tne w hat your feelings are in the mat ter. and both my brother and 1 wish to see you comfortably settled down. So we have thought out what seems to us a suitable wedding present, and my brother —ah. here’s Hex, and there he is. George!” "Yes. old girl. Having a talk with the skipper? Did you tell him our little scheme?" “1 left it to you.” "Well, Captain, it’s this, in a mo ment of stress I told you I’d give everything ! possessed in the world to be carried safely back on board here, ant! as vou’re the man who's done the tuagh trick, you ilre natur ally entitled to the pay. Os ooura* when it comer to the point Tm ?s;oing to tell you I didn’t really mean what 1 said, anti all the test of it, and so will you kindly waive the whole claim, and accept the Nornmli ThW ers as she stands, in settlement?’ Captain Kettle swallowed hard. "I couldn’t, sir. 1 really oouldnT. I do appreciate your splendid generosity, but this is beyond all reason. Light and a half per cent Is what you prom ised me and that I’ll take In all grati tude. But the whole; I couldn t. Why. ship and cargo together are worth two hundred thousand pounds." The big man put his hands In the pockets of his loose shooting-coat, and muUc a mocking bow. The big retriev er opened a laughing month. "If I value my only sister at one hundred fifty thousand pounds, which really seems an imp' rtincntly low figure, that only leaves fifty thousand pounds ior myself, anti in justice to my con stituent* I couldn't put it at less. But, Skipper. I prefer not to look on It in that light. 1 owe you a tremendous debt of gratitude that I can never re pay. You are. I trust, going to marry Miss Dubbs. who is a girl I have a great liking for, and It will give me real pleasure if you will accept from niv sister and myself a wedding pres ent which wiP. we believe, provide for you cor.tlortablv. You'll find pa pers In this envelope which will form an efficient transfer of the steamer from niyself as full owner to you. . . . And now, violet, you're dead tired, and so am !. You’d much better go below and turn in. Thai s what lain going to do myself. e II See ( apt ain Kert’e at breakfast tomorrow morn ing.*' An hour later Mr. Forster, the elder lv second mate, knocked at the chart house door, opened, and went in. He food for n moment sniffing noisily at a smell of frangipani, and then looked heavily round the angle of the door. On tiie plush settee sat Captain Kettle and Miss Dubbs. her arm round his 1 neck, liife left arm round her trim Wfiibt, th» ir right nands clasped, their lips together. The second mate was a stupid man. ! and prided on his stupidity, j “Contain.” lie said, "I've to report —’* “Get out." 1 "To—report that —*’ "(let to blasts out of this, you blun dering elephant, or I’ll throw you into the ditch What In thunder dt/ you mean coming Into my room unasked?! (let out, vou nrmor-plated idiot, and shut the door." Mr. Forster retreated nlowlr and heavily, shut the solid teak door to within five inches of the iamb, and j • fastened it there on the hook Through the gup he stolidly completed! I his message. "There's a ship's life- j ' boat rowing in here from the en i trance of the laroon. She's manned bv white men. The moonlight shows ! them rlearly.’’ "Callers at this time of night.?’* said Captain Kettle lightly, but within him he was conscious of a queer sinking feeiing. and. ns lie confessed after ward, a premonition of disaster. Hut to his officer he added in his usual brisk tones. "Very good. % You needn't re|»ori again tinless they seem to want help, or till thev come up along side. Keep a bright lookout. And please remember I'm busy, and do not wish to be li.-t irbcd unless on ship 1 * business." CHAPTER XXVI. The Surviving Famish. "We’ll hsve to be married In the Church of England," said the little sailor, ‘'because that's the tightest THE DETROIT TTMT2S: TDEITDAY. DECEITFER 10, 191*. * way of getting the splice made. but after you're Mrs. Kettle, 1 take it there’ll be no more church for us Miss Dubbs. dear.” ”1 suppose not. Captain darling, i! you wish it.” aid that fine young wo man rather wistfully. “Hut with this splendid fortune you’ve got we could afford it. and there's no doubt about where the best people go to. Captain Kc-liK went on. with the bright fixed eye of a man who set s the dearest project of IPs life within reach. "I was brought up part Bible Christian, and part Methodist New* Connection. k'v»> had the advantage also of trying the Wesleyans, the Spiritualists, and the Plymouth Broth ren. and I've seen good points in all of them. You hear that grand instru ment, the hadmonimu. in all their chapels, and there's no doubt their people do stick together. But between ourselves they all seem to uie when you rome to analyze them, to lack what I might cull 'snap.' and they’re certainly short on poetry. Now I be lieve that you and I. Miss Dubbs. dear, when you are Mrs. Kettle, can run r. i»rand-new religion of our own. and de rive much benefit. I don’t believe (as many doi in starting in a seaport town, and getting big congregations straight away. I know you can do that. A fool of a sailor (when he's ashore) will go aud listen to anv old tale, especially if it’s set to a hymn tune. My idea is to set up In & eoun try place, and the lonelier and more poetical, the better. I want poetry in mine, and hills, and rocks, and the blue sky ov«*r all and the tinkle of u river flowing fast. You’re never been In Wharfedale dear; you told me so. But I was there once for a week-end. and I thought that if ever I'd the chance I'd buy a farm there that I know of, and rent a small chapel that Is to let near it. You don't know what poetry there Is in sheep and cows til! vou've lived near them." “No. dear, but I could learn, though privately I believe I should do best with heiis. But I think th e chapel’* a splendid idea. Besides, that -*ort of thiug has always what I <*a" more permanent interest in it than juf. gadding about to music-halls, which in what some girls like, it gives you a position at once, too. when you’re known to be leader of the chape! set. “It would bo o splendid thing to be head of a religion of our o- n that was recognized by Whitakers Alma nack and all the great authorities. •Particular Methodists.' I think, could be the name. ’Wharfedale Particular Methodists,' perhaps, to distinguish it from imitations. And I wouldr. t tak»* any convert that offered, either. I’d nake it select—and strict. • • * And with money to back me up. un limited money, as I suppose it will b>» when that copper ore's realized on. ! could afford to run missionaries and send them out to the utte-rnost Os the heathen whites- to Swansea, and to New York, to Cardiff to Chicago ard Glasgow- even, and perhaps Manches ter and New Orleans. • * • Yes what is It? Come in." The heavy band of the old second mate was beating against the door panel. “It’s that boat. She's along side, and at the foot of the ladder. There's a party steering that looks like Noah, and as far as I can under stand his Jibber, he says the Norman Towers is his. Am 1 to let him ami Tils people on deck" They're the rat gtdest looking crew of bearh-coriber. 1 ever saw in all ray going a-fishing There's one of them seems to have gone clear loony. He's playing on the penny whistle. Spanish ladies the tune is. He looks as pleased ns If t wus Saturday night and lie was sit ting on his own forecastle head " Captain Kettle sighed heavily “Mis.v Dubbs. dear, I've a bad feeling we've mad** those plans too soon.” So have I. 1 feel as if pa. or an j.ngel or somebody has only to utter a spell like Time, gentlemen, pleas*.' and we'd all wake up. and the money would be back In Sir George s pocket where It rightly belongs.” She preen Children Cry for Fletcher's CASTOR IA : -' v The Kind You Have Always Bon&ht, and v.hicli has been in use for over HO years, hui borne the signature of and has born made under his per /jr y sonal gupcrvlsion since its infancy. Allow no one to deceive yon in this. AH Counterfeits, Imitations ami “Just- a-pood ” are but Experiments that trifle with and cmlangcr the health of Infants and Children— Experience against Experiment* What is CASTORIA Castorta <s a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, poric, I>rops and Siv.'hinjf Syrups. It 1. pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morj»hlnc nor vuicr harootlo substance. Its ajre is its guarantee. It destroy* Worms and allays Feverishness. For more than thirty years It has beer in constant use for the relief of Constipation, Flatulency, Wind Colic, ail Teething Troubles and ihlurrlnra. It regulates the Stomach and Bowvlm, assimilates the Food, Rlvinß healthy and natural sleep. The Children’s Panacea—Tbo mother’s Friend. si GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS The Kind You Have Always Bought !n Use For Over 30 Years tv« etwT»u* eewsAnr, tt wvsmat sv*t«T. nry row* cm. -V. |ed the little sailor tightly to her aiu ! pie bosom. "But sleeping or waking ' I've got you. You're real " I hope so." i»aid Kettle miserably. I "Aud now my dear, if you'll excuse n.c. 1 must go “ Already the boat's crew had shipped their ours aud made fust their paint er. aud the helmsman, a blowsy old man with uutrlniined hair ami burnt carpet slipper* had swung himself heavily on the ladder, and was plod ding up the side. His shoulders were humped with failure. The joung suc cessful shipmaster met him at the lead of the gangway. “Como on board, uiy niau, and let s »-ee w-hat we can do for you. I suppos* it goes without saying you've iqet misfortune.” "Aye. you may call it that. Mr. Ket tie. me man, or beg pardon, Captain Kettle as I see you are now by the strines on your cuff. Terrible smart fellows for uniform, all you young offi cers nowadays." "Who are you? By James, if poor old Captain Famish weren't drowned and deaf! 1 should say—Here, raw, just step over into the light." The new-comer dried moist eye* with the back of hia hand and laughed wearily. “It's a great mistake a man rot heina drowned when drowned he's ' reported to be. We've found that haT a score of times when we've put in at places where there was a consul and l tried to raise a loan to victual the beat. 'I want to draw ou my ow-ner* tor a pound,' I'd say, 'to buy biscuit and a can of beef.’ Id tell him, and the consul would prove to m<* from Uotds' reports that old Captain Stur t!ay Farnlih whs drowned along with all hands that sailed on the Norman Towers, and then he'd pump out un pleasant talk about swindlers and con fidence men all the loafer* in th*» office till I'd >e fit to die of shame. Oh. I tell you. Captain Kettle, me man. the life of a shipmaster when he s alive is a dog's life, but when he'r officially supposed to be dead (as you may be some <lay> it's plain hell.” Captain Kettle's mind flashed across to that comfortatde woman in the bursting satins who lived in Mersey side Terrace, Birkenhead. “\nd,you’ve never reported that you were alive?" "I never hud the heart to say the word, or a postage stamp to send it with.’’ j "Then mother will have drawn your . insurance?" "Then*, is none, Owen, me man. j There's not a penny to draw . I got a ; bit irregular about my payments, bo j ing forgetful, ow ing to attack of .malaria, and the insurance has lapsed, j It'll have been workhouse for the old ; woman and the girls, unless she’s got j a hit of w ashing, or unless the firm’s j done something for them, w hich isn’t t likely." lie rubbed his sea-ohappej (hands together, and sniffed hungrily j “There's a rare tasty smell coraia- I from below somewhere. Must bo 'rooky's putting up a bit of a snack lor the steward and himself before they turn in D'you know, Owen, me man. an onion s a fruit I haven't ' touched for six months, and for that .matter I haven't seen meat half a dozen times." (CMtlaaeS) Odd Bits In the News. “The bride,” says an Australian pa -1 pt r, “appeared in a smart white frock | of pale blue linen." A newspaper headline runs; "Moth er of $u complains." Don't wonder at |it. Our own missus fluds even one ; trcuhl* some. The latest Irish bull: “It looks as if she had addled herself with a verit able white elephant.” Dublin paper. A Missouri lawyer in pleading a wife’s divorce case stated that her ‘husband “undertook to poison her without Just cause." From a South l>akota journal: “The bride is a refined young lady of cul ture. a9 also is Mr. Smith.” From the Oxford Register; "The zoo is open again. It was closed a few duys on account of the pet pig swallowing a stick of dynamite.” In the present high cost of living, thanks are due the Corydon Republi can for this helpful recipe. “To keep ants nway from the refrigerator, tie woolen string around each lea satur ated with turpentine"—Boston Tran script. Soldier trunk Mr.Xral Hurled. Tin* fun**r») of Frank McXeaJ, pri vate in company I. Twenty-sixth in fantry, was held Monday. Burial was In Woodnier*- cemetery McNeal, who w »- years old, died Inst Friday of pulmonary hemorrhages He had re ceived the second highest honor that is given & soldier in th** United States army, “a certificate of bravery** for conspicuous bravery In th** Philippine Islands "Hickey'* for Quality." AJO Finer Christmas * ’ stocks of choice gifts for mankind hake ever been shown in the city of c Detroit than are right here at Hickey’s. Our Xmas Ttoindow dis plays are welt 7t>orth seeing for their suggest ive y>alue. kail. luatdr Ihr •tore, you’ll Sad every wur of us keel <iud eooips teoti to reader a ser vice that you will reco*Blir aad appre ciate for Ita helpful, peraoaal feature. The Heat Store for Kea’i Ulfte Hickeys * * OutMttefa, 301-203 Woodward. Items That Add To the Investment A manufacturing plant, working to its full capacity, brings forth a certain amount of products. If the desire be to increase this amount then it becomes necessary to increase the 6ize of the manufacturing plant—building and machinery. This is readily admitted because it is readily seen. One who doubted its truth —if such a one could be found —would be laughed at. And rightfully so. But for some peculiar cause it is not clear to the average citizen that the same rule applies to a street railway—increased capacity to carry riders means increased additions to the plant. * * * Given a little thought and it may be admitted: "Why, yes, of course. Greater carry . ing capacity means the addition of cars to the equipment of the company.” The extent to which the company has had to invest money for the item of cars is but lightly thought of. The popular impression is that one or two cars arc bought now and then with the periods of purchase far apart. But the popular impression is wrong, decidedly wrong.. IN 1900 THE SERVICE UPON THE SO-CALLED THREE-CENT CAR LINES REQUIRED 79 CARS TO GIVE IT, WHEREAS THE SERVICE IN 1913 REQUIRES 313 CARS. And yet the political pessimists have spread the Impression that there has been no in crease. * * * Increase in street car service means more than the purchase of cars in the way of in vestment. Indeed, the item of cars, while in itself a very great one, is small compared with the total of investments made necessary because of the purchase of the cars. Sounds queer, does it? Car service at night is mightily different from car service during the rush hour. The service given by what is popularly known as ‘‘owl cars” puts at rest for a brief period many hundreds of cars which cannot be kept on the streets but must be stored away in car houses and car yards. This means the growth of the service has necessitated the purchase of addi tional and larger spaces for idle cars. Compare, for instance, one of the car houses of to day with one used back in the early days of the trolley. The purchase of additional cars to give the additional service (made possible only through the invention of electric cars) has made necessary increased shop facilities for re pairing and rebuilding, and these increased shop facilities have added greatly to the invest ment. The purchase of additional cars to give additional service has made necessary large in vestments in more solid car tracks in order to carry the added weight and withstand the added strain. Given the additional cars and the additional means of caring for them, are these all the items entering into greater cost of trolley transportation? Not by any means. There is the matter of power to propel these added cars—an item of tremendous pro portions. The purchase of additional cars to give additional service has had to go hand in hand with increased power at the power stations and increased transmission lines over which the power is carried from the source of supply to the motors on the cars. This means that power stations —boilers, engines, dynamos and storage batteries—have all had to be in creased as well as the cables aind wires that carry the current. So that it is now clear that when the advent of the trolley car made possible a vastly in creased service the purchase of the cars formed but one of the items entering into the in vestment. Detroit United Railway ! Dixieland Surf bathing, golf, boating, motoring and all other out door sports may be enjoyed now amid the bloNsoms and palmettos of Florida, with its bright, warm sunshine and balmy breezes. I Through Electric-Lighted ] Sleeping Cars Leave Detroit 10:35 p. m. daily Arrive Jacksonville 8:40 a. m. aecond morning • via Cincinnati. 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