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WOLVES of the SEA
by RANDIL PARRISH t//?owcxz^=? SYNOPBIS. CHAPTER I UeofTry Carlyle, mariner, seritenied to twenty yearn of servitude in the American colonies for complicity in the Monmouth rebellion, in pul übuard ship He sees aiuoux Hie passengers Dor oihy Fairfax of Maryland and a Spaniard calling himself Captain Sanchez CHAPTER 11—Life on the prison ship. CH \PTER 111—Carlyle meets Dorothy, who informs hliu her umle has bought his services. Carlyle and Sanchez (dash. CHAPTER IV—Some information con* meriting lilack Sanchez, pirale CHAPTKR V-The Fairfax party, now in its own sloop on the Potomac, encoun ters a mysterious bark, the Namur of Rotterdam. CHAPTER Vl—The Fairfax party lands for the night with a cheat of gold. Cailyle investigates a mysterious sail at midnight. •CHAPTER Vll—Carlyle discovers Cap tan Sanches is Black Sanches, planning to ••teal the Fairfax gold and abduct Dorothy. CHAPTER Vlll—Carlyle tights Sanches and leaves him for dead CHAPTER IX. A Swim to the Namur. ATI was black, hopeless; with head buried in my hands I xut on a thwart, dazed. Before me, pleading, expres sive of agonized despair, arose the sweet face of Dorothy Fairfax. No duiiht hy this lime ail was over—the dead body of Sanchez discovered, the projected attack on the house carried out, the two old men left behind, ei ther dead or severely wounded, and the girl home off a helpless prisoner. Ay, hut this I knew ; there was only one place to which the villains might flee with their booty—the Nainur of Rot terdam. Only on those decks aud well at sea would they he safe or aide to enjoy their spoils. The thought came to me In sudden revelatlou—why not? . Was not here a chance even yet to foil them? With Snnchez dead no man aboard that pirate craft could recog nize me. I felt assured of this. I had fought the giant negro in the durk; he could not. duriug that tierce en counter, have distinguished my fea tures any more clearly than I had his own. There was no one else to fear. | If only I might once succeed In get ting safely aboard, slightly disguised. , perhaps, and mingle unnoth-isl among the crew, the cliuncea were not had for me to pass undetected. Such ships carried large crews and were constant ly changing in personnel. A strange face ap|M>arlug among them need not arouse undue suspicion. And I felt ! eonvlnced I could locate the Namur. But could I hope to attain the ship in advance of the returning party of raiders? Hod helping me, I would try ! My brain throbbed with fresh resolu tion — the call to action. There were ours iu the boat. I slilpped the useless rudder inboard and chose my course from the stars. My boat hud drifted considerably fur ther out into the hay than I had sup- J posed, aud it required a good half hour of steady toll at the ours before 1 sighted ahead of me the darker out lines of the shore. At first I could Identlf.v nothing, hut Anally there and- | deirty arose, elearly defined, the gaunt limbs of a dead tree, hearing a faint J resemblance to a gigantic cross, thut j hud been pointed out on the sloop. . This peculiar mark was at the extrem ity of the first headland lying nortli of the fioint itself, and consequently j a straight course across the hay would land me within five hundred yards of j wiierfc the Namur hud last been at anchor. To a degree my Immediate plan of j action hud been definitely mapped out i within my own mind while toiling at the ours. I would beach my dory and strike out on foot directly across the I narrow neck of land. The Xuinur was not so far out from shore as to make swimming to her u dangerous feat, and I could approach und hoard her with fur less chance of discovery in that manner than hy the use of a boat. The greater danger would come after I laid attained the deck, wet to the skin. The sharp bow of the dory ran np on the soft sand of the beach, and I stepped ashore. Then there came to me the first real consciousness of the reckless nature of this adventure. As I faced then the probabilities there scarcely seeiued one chance In a hundred. And yet I must admit there was the one chance; and In no other action could I per* celTg even tMt much •qgpuyagtmeot. If Dorothy Fairfax was already In the hands of these men, then my only op portunity- for serving her lay in tny being close ut hand. No alternative presented Itself; no other effort couid lie effective. It was already too late to attempt the organization of a res cue party. No, the only choice left was for me either to accompany the girl or else uhimdon her entirely u> her captors. 1 must either face the possibility of discovery und capture, which us surely meant torture and death, or otherwise play the coward und remain Impotently behind. So 1 drove the temptation to falter away and strode on up the hunk into the black shadow of the trees. I found extreine.y hard walking as I advanced through tangled under brush. Fortunately the distance was even shorter than I hud a/iticlpated. li was not until after I had advanced cautiously into the wuter and then at«Mip«s| low to thus gain dearer vision along the surface that I succeeded in locating the vessel sought. Even then the Namur appeared only as a mere shadow, without so much as u light showing aboard, yet apparently an chared in the same iKndtion as when we had swept past the previous after noon. I waded straight out through the lines of surf, until all excepting the head became completely sub merged. If I were to reach the bark at ull this was the one opportunity. I stood there, resisting the undertow tugging at my limbs and barely able to retain my footing, intent upon my pur|»ose. Full strength had come ha<-k to my muscles und my head was again clear. With strong, silent strokes X swam forward, directly breasting the force of the incoming sen, yet making fair progress. Some un< oiisldered cur rent must have swept me to the right, for, when the outlines of the bark ugaiu became dimly visible through the night I found myself well to star board of the vessel. Stroking well under water and with only my eyes exposed above the surface, I changed my course to the left and slowly and cuiitlously drew In towurd the star hoard bow. A few moments later, un perceived from strove, and protected from observation hy the bulge of tha overhang and density of the shadow, Devising Some Means for Attaining the Deck. my hands clung to the anchor hawser, my mind busy in devising some means for attaining the deck. CHAPTER X. On the Deck of the Namur. It was here that fortune favored me, strengthening my decision and yield ing a fresh courage to persevere. Forking out directly over where I clung desperately to the wet hawser, 1 my eyes were üble to trace the bow- , sprit, the ruther loosely furled up Jib , (lapping ragged edges In the gusts of j wind. Suddenly, us 1 stared upwurd, , I be.-llme aware that two men were working tlielr way out along the foot ropes, and. as they reached a point al most directly over my head, became »*» , **Uy engaged In tightening the gus- J v*r« to bttttr ••curt the lpo|«atng sail. The foot of oue slipped, and he hung dangling, giving vent to a stiff English oath before he succeeded in hauling himself back to safety. The other indulged in a chuckling luugh, yet he was careful not to speak loudly. "Had one drink too many, Tom?” he asked. "That will pay yer fer fin lullin' the bottle an’ never glvln* me unother sup.” "You, h—l! Yer Tied the fu’st ov It. Thar’s no sorter luck yer don’t git yer fair share of. Bill llalnes—trust yer fer thet. What I ain't got straight yet la whar thet stuff cum from so easy." "That wus part o’ the luck, Tom. Did yer git eyes on thet new feller Manuel Estevan brought back with him in the boat?” “The one you and Jose carried aboard?" "He’s the lad. Thar wu'n’t nothin’ the matter with the cove, 'cept he wus ilead drunk. We wus waitlu' on the beach fer Estevan. an' three fellers he lied taken along with him Inter town ter cum hack—the nigger, Jose an* me—when fill- yere chap hove ‘longslde. He never hailed us, ner nuthln’; Just dim over into the boat, an' luy down. I shook him, an' kicked him', hut it wn’n’t no use; so we Just left him lie thar fer Manuel ter say whut wus ter he done with hliu. Only Jose he went through his pockets an! found three bottles o’ rum. We took a few drinks an’ hid whut wus left»lu the boat locker.” "So thet's how yer got It l Who wus the party?" “Thet’s more’n I’ll ever tell yer. I never got no sight o’ him, 'cept In the dark. ’Bout ull I know Is he wus white, an’ likely a sailor. Kuyhow, when Mnnuel got buck he told u.«c to huul the lad forrurd out o' the way. un' fetch him ulong. So we pulled out with the feller caddied up lu the bow.” "I never seed nothin' more of him after he was hauled aboard. Whut become o’ the lad?” "Him? Oh. Jose an’ me carried him Inter the for’cassel, an' shoved him Inter a berth fer sleep off his liquor. Thet wus the last I ever see er hear o' him fer 'bout six hours, when this yere feller must a woke up In the for’- cassel sum crazy. He cuin a chargin’ out on deck, whoopin' like an Indian, wavin’ a knife iu his bund. Intendin’ fer ter raise h—l. Well. It happened thei the fu'st feller he run up against wus LeVere. who wus cumin’ forrard fer sumthln’, an’ fer about a minute thar was one h—l ova fight. It was so dark I couldn’t tell whut did hap pen. but It wus fists mostly, till the mate drove the ftoor devil, cussln* like mad, over agin the rail, an’ then heaved him out Inter the water 'long side. I beerd the feller splash when lie struck, but he uever let out no yell.” "What did LeVere do?" "Him? He didn’t do nuthln’. Just stared down over the rail a bit. nn' then cum back, rubbln’ his hands. Never even a«ked who the feller wus. Thar ain't nutlilu' kin skeer that black brute." "He ain’t got no human lu him. It’s h—l when English sailonnen hes got ter take orders from a d d nigger. an’ be knocked ’round If they don't Jump when he hurks. He’s goln’ ter get a knife In his riba sum day." "Maybe he Is; hut yer better hold yer tongue. Toni. Sanchez don’t stand fer thet talk, an' he’s hack o’ LeVere. Let's go lu; them gaskets will hold all right now—cum ’long.” I could now perceive now clearly the character I was destined to assume when once safely ahourd the Namur. Such an assumption would Involve but slight danger of discovery, if was as though a miracle hud opened the way, revealed to me hy the unconscious lips of these two half-drunken, gossiping sailors. The story told fitted uiy ne cessities exactly. Hud I planned the circumstances myself nothing could have been better prearranged. No one on board had seen the missing man by daylight; he was believed to have sunk without a struggle. Yet no one knew positively thut this was so, be cause no one cared. The death of the lad had simply been taken for granted when LeVere had failed to see his laaly rise again to the surface. Yet It was quite wlthiu the realm of possi bility for the fellow to come up once uiora In that durkness, beyond Le- Vere’s range of vision, and even to have remained ad- at. buoyed up hy clinging to the anchor hawser, until strong enough to return on board. At least there was no one aboard the Na mur able to deny that this had been done. Satisfied by this reasoning of being j uhle to pass myself off as the dead man. I began slowly and cautiously to drag myself up the tuut hawser. I had chosen a fortunate moment for my effort ; no one heeded the little noise I made, and. when I finally topped the rull und was able to look Inboard It was to discover a deserted fore deck, with the watch all engaged at some task amidships. I crept down the fore cast le ladder and worked my way aft beneath the black shadow of the port rail, until able thus to drift unnoticed j into u group tailing onto a rauinsall slyard. The fellow next to me. wltli- (Continued on ptfe 6) A. N. PARRISH, President J. H. THATCHER. Vice »’•*.*»... J. F. MAURER. Caahiei NO. 3749 FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF LAMAR. ESTABLISHED JULY 9. 1887 LAMAR. COLORADO CcpiLal Stock - $50,000. Surplus - $50,000. DIRECTORS: JOHN F. MAURER JOHN H. THATCHER LEWIS BAKNUM A. N. PARRISH G. F. TROTTER C. M. LEE B. T. McCLAVE R. E. ADAMS President Vice Pres. Cashier. CAPITAL - - - • $50,000 SURPLUS - - - - $35,000 Lamar National Bank MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE BANK LAMAR, COLORADO DIRECTORS: B. T. McCluvc Ray Adama M J. McMillin C. M. A. Bests i We want your business, larg ? and small, and offer every faiciity consistent with safe and conservative banking Accounts Received Subject to Check Money Orders Bold J. M. WILLIAMS, Pres. L. J. BORING, Cashier ( HAS. MAXWELL, Vice Pres. J. I). SPOONER. Asst. Cashier Citizens State Bank LAMAR, COLORADO Capital Stock $35,000 Surplus $17,500 We invite you to transact your bus.ness with this bank, and eiideavwr to give prompt service by personal and courteous treatment to our customers. DIRECTORS —J. M. Williams, Charles Maxwell, Geo. A. Everett, L. J. Boring. I. L. Maxwell. SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES All Thieves There. Sii|H*rtnt«‘udeut Q ilrn of Scotland Yard, who retired a few weeks ago, once remarked qulzzieally that If a man wanted to go iu for picking pock ets he could not select s better place for the operation thau rteven Dials, London. "Why?*' queried an Interested listen er. "Well, you see," replied Quinn, “supposing the pickpocket Is detected In the act, he will uaiuiully start to nth away.” "Naturally! But what then?” "Then," pursued Quinn, * someltody Is sure to shout ’Stop thief!’” "Very probably,” retorted Ids Inter locutor. "But what thru?” "Why, thou," concluded Quinn, triumphant ly. “be will get awMy. For directly the c»-y of ‘Stop thief!’ is raised In the Seven Disls, everybody starts running, und nobody can tell which Is the particular thief who Is •••-nted.” NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Stale of Colorado > >ae. County of Prowers > IN THE DISTRICT COI-'BT. J. Bussell Mayfield, ss Public I Trustee of the County of > Prowers, Slat® of * ’dorado, t mid C. M. Dinius. cestui que ) trust, ) PlMintifr*. > vs. ) The Estate of John V Medwlck. » deceased; L. M. Hedwlclc. Ad- I minis! ratrlx. > Defendant. ) WHEREAS. John A. Sedwick. i>y « deed of trust dated the 17th day of April. 1918. which is recorded in Book 110. ul page 109. of the records in tin office of ihe County Clerk and Record er of Prowers County. Colorado, duly conveyed to the Public Trustee in ami for mi id County of Prowers. State of Colorado. the follow in* described real estate in said County and State. to ‘Lol Foui (l> in Block "E" in the West Side Addition to the Town of ■■ Lamar. Colorado. a« shown by the ■ recorded plat thereof «>n file In th« office of the County Clerk and Re corder of said Prowers County, I Colorado; which deed of trust was made to se cure the payment of his promissory note ol even dale with Mild deed of trust for the sum of Five Hundred Dollars i $&(•'».U0). payable to the order ~f «\ M. Dinius six months after the date thereof, with Interest thereon at ten per cent per annum, together with i ten per cent on the amount due as ut- I torm y’s fees, as Is more particularly set forth In said deed of trust, refer ence to which is hereby made for great- i er certainty; and Whereas, said deed of trust was made subject to a prior deed of trust to the 1 Public Trustee for the use ol the Lu mar Building and Doan Association, w hich said prior deed of trust was re corded in Book 109. at page 117 there of of Hie records in the office of the County Clerk und Recorder of Prow-.' era County. Colorado, and Whereas, the amount due and owing under said prim deed of trust is the i sum of about Four Hundred Seventy two and 89-100 Dollars, and whereas, said prior deed of trust is unreleased, and the indebtedness for which it was given to secure remains unpaid, and whereas the said John A. Sedwick died . on or about the 3lst day of November. A. P. 1918. intestate, and whereas. L. M. Sedwick was duly appointed and qualified as the administratrix of the estate of John A. Sedwick. deceased. In the County Court of the County .»i Baca. State of Colorado, on or about the lltli day of December. 1918, and is now the duly authorized, empowered and qualified administratrix of said es tate. and whereas said note, is afme laid, made payable to the order of c \|. Dinius. Is past due and unpaid, and Whereas the sum ol Six Hundred two and 56- 100 Dollars remains due and un paid under and by virtue of said lot* given hy said John A. Sedwick to C M. Dinius. and whei.-as un ordet lias been heretofore, and on. to-wit, the 15 th day of April. 191 •. entered hy the Honorable A F. tloilcnbeek. Judge of the District Court, silting in and loi Prowers County, In llie matter in whn li J. Bussell May Held a- Public Trustee of the County ol Prowers. Slate of Colorado, and C. M Dinius. cestui que irust. were plaint .ft -. and the estate •if John A. Sedwu k. deceased, I. XI M-ilwitk Administ i 1 1 ri\. wa» defendant, directing and commanding the under • igned, the Sheriff ol ilic County m Prowers, Stale m Colorado, to sell »l public sale, lot c..sh, ihe Mild property hereinbefore described for the purpose of realising th* -aid sum of Six Hun dred two and ■"•*.-I*Mi Dollars (ROJ.'iM, together w ith e.. .i> of suit and coats of sale: Now. Therefore, under, by virtue, aud in pursuance ol ml order so, as i.fme •ald. entered by <»>• Honor abb \ I Hollenocf k as Judge of the Diali Id Court, sitting in and lor Prowers four, ly. Colorado. I. the und.-r >ig m-d. Hherlft hi and for Die County ol Pmwei* and State of Colorado, do t.eiehy give notice that I will, at the hour <>i ten of lock in the forenoon, on Aloud:. Ih» .'till, day of May, 1919. -th- west front door of lit.- count» court house in the City of Lamar. ;h.-i • >unt ol Pr-nvo sell at public ... the high® I and best bidder lor • • h. th*- -ml ••- - scribed premises, ami •!! the ugh l title and Intel*.-t m the • -mte ol John V. Sedwick. decea-ed. in <nd to -ant property, for the pmpvs. «,r paying aanl aim of Six Hundred two and •>•■-1"'- Dollars. together with the it.teict • hereon from the 15th day of April 1919. together w Ith the costs of sale ind th® costs of suit, said sale, how ever, to be made subject to said prior deed of trust, and will deliver to tl.s purchaser a certificate ol sale as pro vided by law. I. C DOWNIN'!, SheriiT of Prowers County Colorado. First Pub.. April 1*». 1919. Past Pub. May JO. 1919. Notice of Final Settlement Determ mination of Heirship. I Estate of Edward J. Phelan. Deceas ed. No. 1560. Notice is hereby given that on the second day of June, A. L>. 1919, th* undersigned will present to the County Court of Prowers County. Colorado, her account for final settlement of admin istration of raid estate, when and where r. 11 persons In Interest may appear ami object to them. If they so desire. Notice is also hereby given that *|> plication for the deter initiation of heir ship of said Edward J. Phelan, decease! lias been made und that the Court wii! on said date hereinbefore mentioned or at any time to which the hearing may he continued, proceed to ascertain and determine who an- the heirs •-. the said Edward J Phelan, deceased, and as such entitled to inherit an lands. tenements. hereditaments m .other property, real or personal, con stituting all or a part of the Estate m the said Edward J. Phelan, deceased and enter a Decree accordingly. >t which hearing all persons claiming i«> be heirs at law of said deceased rnu appear and present their proof THERESA A. PHELAN. Administruti ix J. K. Doughty. Attorney. First Pub.. April lb. 1919. Last Pub., Hay 7, 1919.