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EL PASO DAILY HERALD, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1900.
10 SMOKED SKIPPER. (Continued from Ninth Page.) help the cook oloan liis pots nnl pans. Meantime I lip mnte went below and rerhanled his clist. This is where h pets all them Ideas from." he snld. cumins aft with a big bundle of penny papers. "Look at the titles of 'em. 'The Lion of the Pacific,' "The One Armed Buccaneer, "Captain Kldd's Last Voyage.' " He sat down on the cabin skylight and began turning them over and pick- tog ont certain gems of phraseology read them aloud to the skipper. The latter listened at first with scorn and then with impatience. "I can't make bead or tail oat of what you're reading, George," he said snappishly. "Who was Bndolph? Bead straight ahead." Thus urged, the mate, leaning for ward so that his listener might bear better, read steadily through a serial In the first three minutes. The third In stallment left KutIol:h swimming In race, with three sharks and a boatload of cannibals, and the Joint effort of both men failed to discover the other aumbera. - "Just wot I should 'ave expected of 1m," said the skipper after the mate returned frem a fruitless search in the boy's chest. "I'll make im a bit more orderly on this ship. Go an lock them other things up in your drawer, George, He's not to 'ave 'em again." The schooner was getting Into open water now and began to feel it. In front of them was the blue sea, dotted with white sails and funnels belching smoke speeding from England to worlds of romance and adventure. Something of the kinC the cook said to Ralph and urged bim to get up and look for himself. He also, with tire best intentions, discussed the restora tive properties of fat pork from a medi cal point of view. The next few days the boy divided between seasickness and work, the lat ter being the skipper's great remedy for piratical yearnings. Three or four times he received a mild drubbing ant, what was worse than the drubbing, had to give an answer in the affirma tive to the skipper's inquiry as to whether lie felt in a more wholesome frame of iniml. On the fifth morning they stood in toward Kairhaven, and to his great joy be saw trees and bouses again. They ail at Fairhaven Just long ' enough to put out a small portion of their cargo. Italph, stripped to bis shirt - and trousers, liavio to work In the bold with the rest, and proceeded to Lowport. a little place some 30 miles distant, to put out their powder. It was evening before they arrived and, the tide leing out. anchored In the mouth of the river on which the town tand.4. "Git in about 4 o'clock." said the skipper to the mate as be looked over the side toward the little cluster of bouses on the shore. "Ho you feel let ter, now I've knocked some o' the non sense out o' you, boy?" . "Much better, sir," said Ralph re- spectfully. "Be a good boy." said the skipper, pausing on the companion ladder, "and you can stay with us If you like. Bet ter turn In now, as you'll have to make yourself useful again in the morning working out the cargo." He went below, leaving the boy on deck. The crew were in the forecastle smoking with the exception of the cook, who was in the galley over a lit tle private business of his own. An hour later the cook went below to prepare for sleep. The other two men were already in bed. and he was just about to get into his when he noticed that Ralph's bunk, which was under his own. was empty. lie went up on deck and looked round and returning below scratched his nose in thought. 'Where's the loy?" be demanded, taking Jetu by the arm and shaking blm. "Ehr said Jem, rousing. "Whose boy?" "Our boy. Ralph," said the cook. "1 can't see Mm nowhere. 1 'ope 'e ain't " gone overboard, poor little chap." Jem refusing to discuss the matter, the cook awoke Dobbs. Dobbs swore at bim peacefully and resumed his slum bers. The cook went up again and prowled round the deck, looking in all sorts of unlikely places for the boy. He even climbed a little way Into the rigging and. finding no traces of him. was reluctantly forced to the conclu sion that he had gone overboard. "Poor little chap!? he said, solemnly looking over the ship's side at the still water. He walked slowly aft, shaking bis bead and, looking over the stern, brought up suddenly with a cry of dis may and rubbed his eyes. The ship's boat had also disappeared. "Wot?" said the two seamen as he ran below and communicated the news. "Well. If it's gone. It's gone." "Hadn't I better go and tell the skip per?" said the rook. "Let Mm find it out hisself," said Jem, purring contentedly In the blan kets. "It's Ms boat. Go' night" -Time w9 a no uni too," said Dobbs, yawning. "Don't you worry your 'ed, cook, about wot don't consarn you." . The cook took the advice and having made his few simple preparations for the night blew out the lamp and sprang Into his bunk. Then be uttered a sharp exclamation and getting ont again fum bled for the matches and relit the lamp. A minute later be awoke bis ex asperated friends for the third time. "S'elp me. cook!" began Jem fiercely. . "If you don't. I will." said Dobbs. sit ting up and trying to reach the cook with his clinched fist. "It's a letter pinned to my pillow," said the cook In trembling tones as be beld It to the lamp. "Well, we don't want to 'ear It," said Jem. "Shut up. d'ye bear!" Hut there was that in the cook's man ner which awed them. "Dear cook." he read feverishly, "I have made an infernal machine with clockwork and hid it in the bold near the gunpowder when we were at Fair- haven. I think It will go off between 10 and 11 tonight, but 1 am not quite sure about the time. Don't tell those ether beasts, but jump overboard and swim ashore. I have taken the boat. I wonld have taken you. too. but you told me yon swam seven miles once, se yoe can easy" The reading came to an abrupt termi nation as his listeners sprang ont of their bunks and, bolting on deck, bant wildly into the cabin and breathlessly reeled off the letter to its astonished occupants. "Stuck a wot In the hold?" gasped the skipper. "Infernal machine," said the mate. "One o' them things wot you blow up the 'ouses of parliament with." "Wot's the time now?" interrupted Jem anxiously. "'Bout ha' past 10," said the cook, trembling. "Let's give 'em a hall ashore." . ' They leaned over the side and sent a mighty shout across the water. Most of Lowport had gone to bed, but the win dows In the inn were bright, and lights shewed In the upper windows of two or three of the cottages. Again they shouted In deafening cho rus, casting fearful looks behind them. and in the silence a faint answering "hail" cauie from the shore. They shouted again like madmen and then, listening intently, beard a boat's keel grate on the beach and then the wel come click of oars In the rowlocks. Make baste," bawled Dobbs vocifer ously as the boat came creeping out of the darkness. "W'y don't you make haste r "Wot's the row?" cried a voice from the boat. Gunpowder:" yelled the cook franti cally. "There's ten tons of It aboard Just going to explode. Hurry up." The sound of the oars ceased, and a startled murmur was beard from the boat, then an oar was pulled jerkily. They're putting back," said Jem suddenly. "I'm going to swim for it. Stand by to pick me up, mates," he shouted and, lowering himself with a splash into the water, struck out strongly toward them. Dobbs, a poor swimmer, afters moment's hesitation. followed his example. I I can't swim a stroke," cried the cook, his teeth chattering. i The others who were In the same pre dicament leaned over the side, listen ing. - The swimmers were Invisible in the darkness, but their progress was easily followed by the noise they made. Jem was the first to be hauled on board." and a minute or two later the listeners on the schooner heard him assisting Dobbs. Then the sound of strife, of thumps and wicked words broke on their delighted ears. 5 "They're coming back for us," said y the mate, takiug a deep breath. "Well J done, Jem." 22? The boat came toward them. Impel led by powerful strokes, and was soon g alongside. The three men tumbled in hurriedly, their fall being modified by fcE the original crew, who were lying CS crouched up In the bottom of the boat, y Jem and Dobbs gave way with hearty good will, and the doomed 6hlp receded into the darkness. A little knot of peo- ZZZ pie had gathered on the shore and. re- y celving the tidings, became anxious for y the safety of the town. It was felt g that the windows, at least, were in im- ZZ minent peril, and messengers were has- S tlly sent round to have them opened. y Still the 'deserted Susan Jane made g no sign. Twelve o'clock struck from the SZS little church at the back of the town, 5 and she was still Intact. y "Something's gone wrong," said an f old fisherman with a bad way of put- T ting things. "Now's the time for some- body to go and tow her out to sea." yj There was no response. y "To save Lowport," said the speaker T feelingly. "If I was only 20 years S1 younger" " SH "It's old men's work." said a voice. ! g The skipper, straining his eyes through the gloom In the direction of SZ his craft, said nothing. He began to SS? think that she had escaped after alL y Two o'clock struck, and the crowd y began to disperse. Some of the bolder E Inhabitants who were fidgety about drafts closed their windows, and chil dren who bad been routed out of their beds to take a nocturnal walk inland SZZ were led slowly back. By 3 o'clock the danger was felt to be over, and day broke and revealed the forlorn Susan , jane still riding at anchor. i "I'm going alward." said the skipper . suddenly. "WMio's coming with me?" i Jem and the mate and the town po-, y CmmmmmmnTmmm!nmmmnTmmmmmn?mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmn?m The Caballero Onyx Mining Company 1 Of New Mexico. A Mining Stock On Safe Lines. g A COMPANY OF, AND FOR THE STOCKHOLDERS. SUBSCRIPTION BOOKS ARE NOW OPEN AT OUR OFFICE IN THE SHELDON BLOCK, OPPOSITE THE POSTOFFICE, EL PASO, TEXAS. FOR SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THE WORKING CAPITAL AND TREASURY FUND OF 100.000 SHARES RESERVED IN THE TREASURY OF THE CA BALLERO ONYX MINING COMPANY.TO BE SOLD FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEVELOPING THE UNEQUALED, UNRIVALLED. AND VALUABLE DEPOSITS OF ONYX; ALSO FOR THE ERECTION OF THE PLANT. AND THE PLACING THEREIN OF THE MACHINERY. AND A TREASURY FUND. STOCKHOLDERS WILL OWN ALL BETTERMENTS. 65.000 OF THESE SHARES ARE TO BE DISPOSED OF AT THE VERY LOW PRICE OF 15 Cents Each Share FULLY PAID AND NON-ASSESSABLE, AND OF THE PAR VALUE OF ONE DOLLAR. AFTER THE DISPOSAL OF THE ABOVE. THE REMAIN ING 45,000 WILL NOT BE OFFERED AT LESS THAN THIRTY CENTS A SHARE. This company is incorporated for fifty years under the laws of New Mex- 5 ico and capitalized at $350,000.00 divld ed into 350.000 shares of the par value C of One Dollar, fully paid and non-as- y sessable. ' The officers of the Caballero Onyx , y Mining company are: Lew Gilbert, g president; H. E. Runkle, vice-pres- . ident; Chas. W. Alexander, secretary y- and treasurer; John L. Dyer, Jr., at- y torney; and the First National bank y- depository. The main office is in El y- Paso, Texas, and its principal place of y business in New Mexico, In the Cabal- y- lero Canon, Otero county only seven y- miles from the El Paso and Northeast- y- era rail road, with hauling charges to y- railroad nominal. y- The Caballero Onyx Mining company y was organized for the purpose of op- p erating Its valuable onyx properties g For Profit To Its Stockholders and it Is the policy and purpose of the company to sell only enough of its stock in the treasury to defray the ex pense of developing the same and In stalling the plant for its manufacture, so as to be able To Declare Dividends from actual net earnings of the prop erty, and to bring this about at the earliest possible date, and of such a character as to be exceedingly gratify ing to the stockholders; and what Is of vital importance to every Investor is tne fact, that the property is being Honestly and Conser vatively Managed as a true business proposition, and solely in the interests of the stockholders. Not Only a Mining En erprise, But Manu facturing As Well with the stockholders as sole owners, and participating In all earnings, from the start. Unusual. But Business-Like Features of the Company No allotted or promoted stock to be In competition with cash subscriptions, and 'no transfers of such stock until after the work ing capital and treasury fund is assured. No salaried officials, and expenses reduced to the minimum. No debts can be as sumed or created by the board of directors unless the funds are in the treasury to meet the same. No debts. Titles incontestable. In the development no expensive tunnels, cross-sections, shafts, etc., to eat up funds. Every piece has a money value. Sev eral carloads of this extensive and very valuable onyx are on the dumps and the output will be largely augmented so as to supply the demand in the rough as well as the manufactured pro- duct. Estimating the rough pro duct at a minimum figure the profit shows over 85 per cent on each car load, and this has no reference, however, to what the onyx is worth when manufactur ed for commercial purposes, all of which tends to greatly en hance the earning power and en large dividends. . The Stock Aleady Sought After In Europe This Special Sale if Stock is Offered for a Short Time Only. No Subscription Taken for Less Than 100 Shares. Drafts, Ceitified Checks, Postal and Express Money Orders Received. E CALL ON. OR WRITE RUNKLE, MCQ CrTHH & P EACOCK, FISCAL AGENTS, Sent a mttjhty shout across Vie water. lice man volunteered and, borrowing SHELDON BLOCK, OPPOSITE P.-O., El Paso, Texas. Specimens and Photos of this Valuable and Unrivalled ONYX can beseen at our Office. Call for Prospectus. Sub scription Blanks, Gent ral information. Etc. A REWARD FOR GOOD CHILDREN, that never falls to make the lltlte one obedient, is the coveted box of boa. bona. Onr ntnrik la tha otmwwm. 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