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By Arthur D. Howden Smith
Author of PORTO BELLO GOLD, Etc,

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Harry Ormerod, long proscribed
traitor to King Oeorga as a Stu- -
art partisan, returning from/
France to Londo n, re scue » AtdeW
man Robert Juggins from a ban»
of assassins. Juggins proves to J
ba the grandson of a forma*
steward of Ormerod'# father, to
Whom Juggins feela himself in
debted. Ormerod tells Juggins
be baa abandoned tbe Stuart
cause. Juggins Informs uriberod
of a Jacobite plot in tbe Ameri
can colonies to weaken England
by forwarding French Intefeais.
At tte head is Andrew Murray, a
Scotsman, and a Frenchman, Da
Veutle, deadly enemy of Ormerod.
Tbe two arg In London further
ing their sc hem es. Anticipating
the plotters' early return to" y
America, Juggins arranges for
Ormerod to go there with letters
to Governor Burnet, friend of
Juggins, and work to foil Mur
ray. Dlaguleed aa Jugglna' serv
ant. Ormerod arranges to take
passage to America. On the ship-—
he meets a girl. Murray's daugh
ter. ardent Jacobite, who ' be
lieves him to be loygl to the Stu
arts. De Veulle recognises Or
merod, and exposes him.
"Tom doesn't make mistakes.'' re
marked Murray with a gesture of dis
missal to the.negro. "May I ask who
you are, sir?" he addressed me.
"I suppose yon may," 1 replied
coolly; and with a sense of relief 1
ripped the bobbed scratch-wig off my
head and tossed It Into the sea. "Does
. that help you at all?" I Inquired of
De Veulle.
He stared back at me. his face all
drawn with hatred.
"I knew you with It on." he said sav
agely. "If became you. Why should
e deserter wear the clothes of a gen
tleman?" ' _ " " '
I laughed at him. but Murray Inter
vened quickly.
"What do yon mean?" he demanded.
De Veulle made a gesture In my di
"This person, who was In the Imme
dlnte «ftifourage of the Pretender,
abandoned hie leader not long ago and
fled to England to seek a pardon, re
pudiated and detested hy all honor
able men In Paris. Bat In England
his protestations of loyalty were re
fused, for they naturally doubted the
sincerity of one who wearied so soon
of an unfortunate cause."
"Is this true?" Murray asked me.
"Within reason," I said.
Murray stared from one to the other
of us. "Stap me. hut I rejoice to see
that we may look forward to an enter
taining voyage!" he exclaimed. "I had
feared 'twould be most tedious. Are
you seekfbg satisfaction from the. gen
tleman. chevalier?" J
"I shall fight him when I choose, on
ground of my own choosing," replied
De Veulle curtly.
"And hy no means with small
swords." I Jeered.
He gave me a black look.
"You will pray me to kill yon If you
ever fall. Into my power, Ormerod. I
can wait until then."
"As you please."
He turned and left us. Murray took
snuff very deliberately, first offering
the box to me—which he had not done
before—and scrutinized me politely
from head to foot.
T fear I have been patronising In
my conduct sir." he observed. "Pray
accept my apologies. Twas a perfect
rJlegutae And your manner, if I may
say so. was well conceived."
"T thank you."
"In short I find yon an opponent of
_ totally different Importance. Yon are
an opponent?" he shot at me.
"Sure, sir, that Is for you to say,"
Î made answer. "So far as I know at
thla time we merely happen to be pas-
sengers together on this craft"
- He laughed.
"I might have known It!" he ex
claimed. "Twas not like Juggins to
send a bumpkin to Burnet. He hath
been an enemy I might not scorn at
But I must go below
I have some papers to attend to.
any moment.
And I shall also attempt to Induce the
Chevalier de Veulle to preserve the
amenities of life whilst we are re
stricted to such confined quarters."
"He shall not have to labor against
my hostility." I promised as be de
Despite myself, I was taken with
the man. Hla unmistakable breeding,
bis ready wit, the assurance of power
and self-sufficiency which radiated
from him and explained, as I thought,
his readiness to admit himself In the
wrong-all these-Joined.to. Inspire, re
spect for hla parts. If not admiration
for his character. *
During tbe rest of that day I made
myself at home about the ship, talking
with the seamen and their officers and
watching vainly for tbe lady of tbe
green cloak who had awakened me
with her song. But she kept her cabin
until the second afternoon, when we
Were sailing easily with a fair wind
turned fro« s walk forward, stand
tea with bar hand «a the poop-railing
I found her then as I re
to steady bar.
T bave mat your tether." I «aid.
» » ♦»» »♦»» ♦ ♦» ♦ ♦♦»♦♦♦
"Sir," she said stiffly, "I have no de
sire for your company." ,
I stared at her, mouth agape.
"If I have offended—" I began.
"I may as well tell you." she Inter
rnpted me again. "I have heard that
about yon which will make me have
no Inclination for your company."
"And I shall ask you to tell me what
that is," I retorted with mounting In
dlgnation. "It la not fair that you
should accept the slurs of an enemy
behind my back."
She hesitated.
"That may be so." vhe admitted,
"but you will be willing!to answer me
two questions?" /
"You are Captain Ormerod. former
ly chamberlain to King James HIT"
"And you not lopg ago abandoned,
the king's service and fruitlessly
sought a pardon in London?" -
"That Is enough for me. You are
a traitor, a deserter, proven out of
your own mouth."
"No, sir ; there Is naught yon can
say would Interest me. I should de
spike none the less bad you de
serted In the same circumstances to
my own side. It makes It no less cul
pable that you deserted from my side
because our fortunes were at low ebb."
"But you shall hear me." I protested.
"This Is absurd, what yon say. Yon
have taken two hare statements of
fact and twisted Into them tbe Im
plications skillfully made by a per
sonal enemy. You—"
"Last night, sir." she said cuttingly,
withdrawing the folds of her cloak
so that they might not touch me, "you
played upon my sympathies with your
tale of eille and a brother hurled In
the Clan Donald country, and l was
all for sympathy with you and sorrow
for your sorrow. Von as much as told
me you were one of the Good People.
You let me deceive myself, after you
had deceived me first. Oh, you will
have acted unspeakably!"
"What I told you was true! I was
out In the '19 ; I fled to Scotland with
-my brother ; he-died-and-was buried
there; I escaped with the remnants
of the expedition ; I am an exile at
this moment."
"An exile! Phnush! Think on the
honest men can truly say that In their
misfortune tills day! And you—I
-ould weep for the shame that your
dead brother and the mother that bore
you will be feeling as they look down
upon you !"
With that she was gone, and I was
left cursing De Venlle, whose treach
erous tongue had planted the distorted
Murray, who must have stood by and
listened to It all. smugly amused ;
cursing my cousin who had put me In
such a plight, after winning my Inher
itance; cursing the men and wotpen at
St, Germain who repaid years of sac
rifice and ungrudging loyalty with
such canards; cursing Juggins for hav
ing embarked me upon the ship with
the girl ; cursing myself for getting
Into such a false position; cursing the
But no. Common sense came to my
rescue them There was something un
accountably fine about her attitude,
something I should never have thought
to uncover In Murray's daughter, how
beautiful and attractive she
might be. There was devotion for you,
faith fulne s s to n lost cause, tbe single
minded truthfulness which only a good
woman can possess.
The twilight faded rapdlly, and I
found myself with no appetite for the
crowded 1 main cahîn, where De Venlle
and Murray played piquet, or my stuffy
berth. Ï strolled the deck. Immersed
In thought 1 conned over wbat Jug
ions had told me. memorized anew
ihany of the messages he had Intrusted
to me. speculated upon the possible
turn of affaira. I planned In some
vague way to win a fortune In that un
known new world ahead of me, and
with the proceeds In .one hand and a
pardon in tbe other, return and re
claim Fozcroft from those abominable
With chin capped In hand I leaned
upon the starboard rail in tbe black
well of shadow which was formed |>y
the overhang of the forecastle, and
the towering piles of canvas that
Ire cousins.
Swimmer Had Choice of Death or Agony
To be attacked by a shark is. to my
mind, one of the most terrifying or
deals Imaginable, aaya a writer In a
South African paper. And of ail the
Umrlr stories I hav* heard, this grim
adventure on the coast of North
Queensland is among tba moat dra
ma Uc.
A newcomer swam out from thé
beach during hot weather to an iron
buoy about a hundred yards from tbe
shore. H* found that tbe buoy was
too hot to hold, and turned back to
Um shore—tamed and saw a m*n
catibg shark a few yards away. On
to tbe burning booy he Scrambled,
dancing ia agony aa hla feet touched
the hot surf see. The shark sworn
round, eyeing him.
After «, minute on the buoy, be
Jumped Into (he water to cool himself
In a
the shark wap dosUin*
♦♦ ♦♦ ♦»♦ »» MM» »»*
clothed The foremast. Somewhere be
yondthe wastes of watery darkness
that veiled my eyes lay England, tbe
home which had disowned me. I—
Without any warning a huge arm
was twlated around my shoulders and
a hand so huge that my teeth eouid
make no Impression In It was clamped
down over my mouth. Another arm
encircled my walat. My arms were
pinned to my aide*. -My legs kicked
feebly at a muscular body which
pressed me against the bulwark. Fight
Ing back with all ray strength. I was
nevertheless lifted gradually from tbs
deck and shoved slow I v across the flat
level of the fife-rail
Do what I might, 1 could not resist
the pressure of those tremendous
arms, which seemed to have a reach
and a power twice those of my own.
I gasped for breath as they squeezed
my lungs—and In gasping I sensed a
queer taint in the air, a musky odor
which 1 did not at once associate with
the seamen or anyone else on board
the ship. .
It was no use. I could not resist.
The snakellke arms mastered me. One
shifted swiftly to a grip on my leg«, I
was whirled Into the air and dropped
clear of the railing—falling, falling,
until the cold waters engulfed me.
A True«
I came to the surface, fighting fo»
breath, my hands battling fruitlessly
at the allmy side of the ship, which
slid past as relentlessly as the passage
of time. I tried to cry out, but the
salt water choked me. Not a sound
came from the decks above. , The
blackness was absolute, except for the
mild gleam of a watch-lantborn on
the poop.
Death was only a brace of minutes
away—not death from drowning, but
death from the bitter cold that para
lyzed my lltnha and smote my heart.
In the mad desperation of my fear I
heaved-myself walst-hlgh out of the
water, hands clutching and clawing for
the support which reason must have
denied me to expect.
I was sinking beneath a smooth
running wave, along the counter when
my fingers came In contact with a
dripping rope, which slipped through
their grip and laahed me In the face.
My hands possessed themselves of It
again, and I rove a loose knot In the
With teeth clenched I drew myself
upward along the rope, thrusting for
ward with my feet for purchase
against the side. Sometimes I slipped
on the wet planks, and then I was put
to it to hold my position. But after
I withdrew my body from tbe water,
what with the urgency of ray effort
and the stimulation of th» exercise,
some degree of my strength returned;
and presently I was able to pull my
self up the rope, hand over hand, until
I reached a small projecting structure
at the level of, the deck to which was
fastened the starboard rigging of the
On thla bit of a platform I rested
myself, below the level of the bul
warks, one arm thrust round à taut
ened nay. I suppose that at the most
not more than five minutes had elapsed
since I had been heaved overboard,
and obviously no one bad witnessed
the Incident, for the deck was as quiet
and deserted as It had been when 1
was attacked.
■ Who had done it? I accepted aa a
primary f»«-4 tbe ♦mp oa st hiikty tb«< It
could have been one of the crew. No,
I most seek the assailant In the camp
of my known enemies, and those Im
mense, twining arms could belong only
to the apelike negro. ! scrambled over
the bulwark in a flash, and crouched
down upon the deck to surrey the situ
ation. It was one against three—no,
four, I reflected bitterly; for T made
no doubt the girl would array herself
against me. I must have some weapon.
Ormerod Is to realize that In
Murray ha has an opponent who
will stoop to anything to gain
the ends to which he Is fanati
cally devoted.
! "|
towards him. Ba returned to the
This ghastly business was repeated
a dozen times until softie one on tbe i
cam» out with s boot and re»
cued tbe swimmer."- ~
Sago Reflection
It's better to be dumb, but wltk |
enough sense to get some pleasure out j
of life, than be intelligent enough to !
understand higher mathematics, yet i
too dumb to get any Joy out of living
-Cincinnati Enquirer.
Unde Eben '
• "Education t ns rhea a "**" to read
an' writo," aaid üncle Eben, "but II
can't guarantee to keep 1m from dote I
both foaUsteg."«-Washington «tor.
Dilapidated, i High-Power
Junkers Denounced.
Collegiate flivvers and their rattlln*
equivalents under any other name
may have Just the right amount of
verve to suit some branches of the
younger generation, but they ttavetoo
little braking capacity to strike the
fancy of traffic officials, motor-club
leaders and others In many parts of
the country. The same goes for a
class of automobiles that has been
described aa "high-powered, dilapi
dated M a ke rs." Which right now are
coming in for some sharp denuncia
The latest to enter the arena
against this type of car and car own
ers Is the Motor Club of Indiana.
Disdain Smaller Cars.
"A certain class of motorists dis
dain smaller care, whether new or old,
gnd buy machines that once wer»
high-priced and elegant." says Mr.
Stoops. "Such cars, even in a dilapi
dated condition, still have plenty of
power as long as they will run.
"Tinkering mechanics will go to
Junk yards and. pick out an old auto
mobile which may be bought for $23
up to about $200. All the purchawr
wants is fur the machine to go. It is
Immaterial to him if the automobile
is about to fall to pieces. He aeetp
Ingly does not care for bia own safety
or the safety of others. Maybe the
car has no brakes, but the purchaser
of automobile Junk la not particular.
"It ia hard to determine which la
the greater menace to safety—the pile
of rusty automobile Junk or the one
who drives It—and some means to rid
the country of this risk should be
Je vised. •
"Compulsory Insurance would not
help. It would probably Increase the
number of Junkers on the streets and
make the careless driver more care
"The type of driver who leans to
high-powers would probably enjoy ■
vacation In a hospital with all htils
paid hy some Insurance company Cm)
the knowledge that his car would be
paid for by the same insurance com
pany. And the Insuring of Junkers
could cause Insurance rates to soar
to prohibitive heights for th# careful
Irlver who keeps his car In good roe
•hanlcal condition as a safety meap
"Some law might be enacted requir
ing drivers of cars of a çertaln age
to post a bond for the benefit of per
lons they % might Injure or property
they might damage, or a law might he
enacted making It unlawful to sell an
urtotnoblle without first placing it In
good mechanical condition. Such leg
lalatlon would be constructive and a
treat aid In eliminating accidents." ,
Motor aa a Road Market
I« Big Boon to Farmen
The automobile Is evolving another
boon for the farmer — the roadside
market Its potentialities are so
great that the farmers of New Jersey
ire creating a standard farmers' road
*lde association, with the support of
the state department of agriculture.
Last year the state bad 182 of these
-oadside stands, and the Income from
'.hem was estimated at $306,000.
The system already has proved'that
It baa great possibilities and gives
promise of solving the vexed problem
»f bringing the products of tho fsnn
*r directly to the table of tbe city
•onsumer. fresh and free of tbe mid
Ilemen'a toll.
Tbe system Is also winning distinct
lucceas in Maryland, where last'year
.00 roadside stands did a business of
tMtTilOO. «nd other »cates are rapidly
taking It up.
"' The fifNiwr association will be
under the regulation of the bureau
of markets of the state department of
agriculture and wilt attempt to form
a direct contact between the farmer
and tbe consumer.
Accident» at Crossings
Fifty accidents on public crossings
during the first three months of 1928
were reported to tbe state highway
commission by railroads operating in
Wisconsin. These accidents resulted
In the death of 14 persons and in
Juries to ,26 persons.
were Involved In 37 of the accidents
and In these eleven persons were
killed and 19 Injured.

i M
Tbe photograph' shows a British racer, built In secrecy, which almost ran
away from MaJ H. O. Keagrave. when tbe feeding gear control «parted with
the carburetor, while going abogt 154 mil« per hour. He averted an accident
by poing at that pace for nearly a mile before he could stop It by cutting off
tbe ignition This photograph shows the racer, christened "Hush. Hush. No. V
becaups it was built In such great secrecy, which is expected to break th«
Traffic Chief Annoyed
by Many Sloppy Driven
All Milwaukee traffic policeme&
have been Instructed to be on the
alert for what the traffic bureau de
scribes as "sloppy drivers." A "sloppy
driver," according to the bureau, la
the type of driver who cares nothing
at all for the other fellow's rights.
He will make left turns from the
right side of his half of the street
and right turns from the left side,
without a thought for the motorist
who happens to be following him. If
the man behind is speeding up to
pass at the time the "sloppy driver"
Is making a left turn In his celebrated
fashion, an accident involving injury
and possibly death la almost sure to
Another manner In which this type
of driver makes life miserable for his
fellow men is by hogging the road,
says the bureau.
"I have noticed many drivers
straddle the right rail of the. car
tracks" said Capt. Albert J. Murray.
"This ties up both lanes of traffic.'"
Everything possible has been tried
In an effort to educate a motorist In
better driving, and Captain Murray
states that It is time to take action
which will force them to drive accord
ing to the rules of the road.
Locking Radiator Caps
Thwarts Petty Thieves
Radiator cap* of automobiles that
are fitted with thermometers for reg
Istering the temperature of tbe cool
ing system, and for giving warning of
overheating, are expensive enough to
attract the attention of the "doormat"
type of thief. A simple protective
measure constate In attaching a short
length of light brass chain to the in
strument and tbe rediator-flller tube,
Radiator Cap Locked.
In such a way that tbe cap can be
unscrewed for filling tbe radiator, but
cannot be dropped or carried away.
A brass dtp la cut to the form shown
and screwed underneath the not that
holda the thermometer to the radia
tor cap. One end of the chain Is fas
tened to this clip, and the other la
riveted to the neck of the radiator.
While It is possible to cut the chain
with a pal? of wire-cutting pliers, the
thief, finding the cap secured, will
more than likely seek easier booty.—
Popular Mechanics Magazine.
Balloon* on Car Track«
Just Right for Skidding
Drivers of cars with balloon tires
should he particularly careful when
turning in and out of car tracks. Many
of the balloon tire aises now being
used are not Immune to a rail akid.
When balloons were first introduced
It was the rule to demonstrate them
with the larger sizes and with lower
pressures than are advisable for eco
nomical service. The larger, aises will
not catch tn car tracks, even If tba lat
ter are In rather bad condition. Tbe
same may be said of some of the
smaller sites when underlndated. Tbe
beat policy Is to drive one's car in ac
cordance with the sizes of the tiros
used and the pressures carried, rattier
than on a basis of past performances
with other atsea underiaflOtod,
Bushings for Boaring»
On most makes of can tbe bush
ings for bearings are made of anti
friction metal. Tbe advantage of
using soft metals Is that If tbe bear
ing become too tight no Injury would
be done to thé shaft around which
tbe bushing was fitted, the bushing
taking all tbe wear. Another reason
la that It there were several high
spots on the bashing surface, causing
increasing beat at thou# points, tbe
boshing would not be so apt to seise,
but would yield, producing a more
even surface.
Much of the success in winter egg
production Is obtained from a bucket
ful of feed In one band and o bucket
ful of common sense In hbe.-other;
Feeding the laying ben la a real art.
for so much depends upon the poultry'
man's decision each day in the matter
so that hla birds will work most effi
Tbe feeder Is a skilled mechanic
who systematically bolds the birds
up to SO tc 00 per cent production
from November 1 to the following fall,
without causing a slump In egg produc
tion and at the same time maintaining
their health and vigor.
One of the first prerequisites In feed
ing ia to understand wbat the egg con
sista of. It la made up of a yolk,
white, shell, and la two-thirds water.
Tbe yolk la fat and la made fro
feeding fatty or starchy foods, aa corn,
wheat and oats.
The white Is animal protein, which
Is made from material such aa meat
and milk.
The ahell la made mostly of calcium,
which la found In certain kinds of
atone and oyattr ahell. In order to
aid In tbs digestion of all of th
foods aome bulk la dealrabia which la
green and succulent, such as sprouted
oats, mangel beets, cabbage, ate.
In order for these foods to be prop
erly digested, an abundance of grit
should be available, aa this acta as the
hen's teeth In grinding the food in tbe
Water is cheap. Hava It before the
birds at ail times.
Legume Hfcy Helps Solve
the Green Feed Problem
Legume bay helps solve the winter
green feed problem for the chickens.
Experiments In Ohio, Kansas, Texas,
and California seem to Indlcata defi
nitely that where no. other source of
green feed la available the addition of
a legume hay will Increase the num
ber of eggs produced and their
batchnbllity. It wttl also reduce the
mortality from qfitritlonal troubles,
points out Q. 8. Vickers, extension
specialist In poultry at the Ohio Btata
Save the hay with the most leaves
and the greenest color for the chickens.
An easy way to feed chickens hay is
to provide a rack along tbe wall and
keep hay before them all the time. A
trough along the bottom of the rack
will catch all the leaves that would
otherwise be wasted. These can be
fed from the mash hopper.
Alfalfa meal may be used If good
hay cannot be bought at reasonable
prices. The meal should be used In
the tnnsh. About 10 per cent alfalfa
meal will substitut» tor a ilka amount
of bran. A combination of mangel
beets and legume bay makes a good
winter combination to use Instead of
sprouted oats. It may be that hay
Is about to take tbe place o t our old
reliable, but troublesome, sprmjted
oats as a winter green feed.
Poultry Hints
The laying hen never loafs
• • •
Soy beans can be used In a poultry •
ration If mineral* are added.
• • »
Poultry raising brings quick returns
and involves a small capital Invest
ment in land, buildings and equip
jM*b ' ';W f
Tba factors of scientific pou lt ry
bousing are to keep the pens, yards ,
and houses clean, dry and sanitary.
• » *
Thanksgiving and Christmas sea
sons offer good markets for capons.
January and February are also good
months since at that time poultry of
all kinds is scarce and buyers ara '
witting to pay top prices.
s * •
Systematic culling may profitably
be practiced throughout the year.
Sick birds, those lacking In constitu
tional vigor, and those showing any
sign of physical defects should be dis
posed of whenever found.
• • *
Litter that I» not kept tooee and
light Is too heavy for the hens. Put
a little down first ; when that Is broken
and fine, add more.
• ♦ • •
Docks have been successfully bred
up until seven years of age. The age
of vigor and productiveness In a duck
is double that of the bed.
• • •
Green food In some form it essen
tial and should be provided regularly
during the winter montha. Cabbage,
carrots, turnips, beets or potatoes will
serve, ._ __ _ ——---
• •
When culling a flock one should
find out whether It Is the hen or tbe
owner who Is at fault.
Everything inside a poutry house
should be made removable so that It
can be cleaned. _
• • •
_chicks command good
prices in late fall. They should weigh
about five pounds to tbe pair. Those
batched In the fail stop growing as
the cold weather sets In. and are
usually small but compact in appear

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