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Ei oqbb EALFH DAVIS. rhiiter l.-Bcn Johnson rubs 8ySnS7.nJ Uncovered in the act by -,,yl U Mary Williams. b sweetheart. 1 Voudiey di 'i of fright. Johnson escapes. L" V ena r accused Mary of being his aocomp lrttb ' TaSlompVins. mate of thelllo ;rb.v nl - from a cru.se, goes to Dudley lu, caviHh th way jj0 meets S for the murder of Lady Dudley and grresieui accessory. 111. Ku,l'S ' i,i for the murder. Tompkins Uobnu- . TomDklns bmdMary " , Australia na in love 'iia nimji , falls id v.-The U lndu takes con- hHnuwi'" - , ...... ,,winum .. . itoianv nay. vmyM. i.hnmrn. as a convict, are aboard. ?ZIvi.-Poctor lluxton. In charge of the v , ,u innomoetcnt. Jounon refuses to con!' ' nin.rs suspect a mutiny Is WOfK.B.iu . -n ln,ll. ..-Ilnff. Yll. 1IIOI11IIUU " ',.. mimed Thomas, who Is ro- Jelicd and Bays that ho put aboard by mutineers on a convici s. .y. . ...i.i..nra of a mutiny on the Hindu, .... n(lor, includlnz Johnson, are floSKod. anuiuuu- - . .M iv Matters seem io iuiio. the Capo and putt Thomas agl.ore.anda man of the name of. York Is U is soon discovered that under v,'. lAn.ii'rshlD the convicts will mutiny .n,i take tbe ship. X.-A supposed pestllenco v.-w.L.nnt. The crew mutiny and seize ,.u,n ,,i then iret drunk. The oQlcers lUCPUl, ...... ,..,..th(.r in thecuhln. XII. Mary Wll Hams carries arm to theoflioers. XIII.-The ...innnraiiniil the vessel for three days and nlKhts. They aok for the bouts, which are In possession of the offlccw. hut are refused. XIV and av. iie vewsfi ui-Mriu the mutineers go ashore. (tONTIXUElV) " Tho almost' nunlcdiato result of this sad event was a written communication from nil tho passengers, which was a protest nwl an appeal combined. They wantcl the captain to abandon the bark, take to the bouts and seek to reach Ade laide. Ho answered it by calling us all together in tbo cabin and pointing out, first, that owing to tho bad weather the vojage would bo one of such exposure and peril that ho would not undertake it except as a last report; second, to abandon tho bark as sho stood siniply meant to turn her over to tho mutineer.", who would pursue and destroy us; third, if she was scuttled or set on fire, ho and I lost every dollar wo had in the, world, and, under tho circumstances, it was dcubtful if insuranco or charter would hold good. It could not bo shown wo wero in sufficient peril to justify irach proceedings, and ho should respect fully but firmly declino to aecedo to tho wishes cf tho passengers. There was bitter disappointment and eomo strong taik, but . in tho course of 24 hours a Letter feeling prevailed. In talking it over among themselves thry hadcomoto get 'a clearer view of the ins and eats cf tho situation. It would have been n very bad movo to abandon tho craft and tako to tho boat!, not only as to what tho government and insur ance companies r.nd owners of tho lump of cargo in tho lower hold might say, but there would not nave been one chance in fivo of bringing tlio boats safe into harbor. Thcro was a steady west erly gale, with showers at intervals, . and nsinglo daycf exposure would have done for tho women and children. Tho mut inecM kept wonderfully quiet after playing their cards as described above. Tho fact of tho matter, as you cau plainly sec, was that they had no show whatever to get possession of the Urk. Except for about half an hour at low tide, the sharks patrolled the bay if they had an understanding with ci, and we tcok care to encourage them tn this by feeding them at intervals. Jo one could swim off to us, and, as for building a raft, the mutineers would have had to labor right under tho inuz le of our guns. They had no weapons to fire on us; none of us ever went shore. And so what could they do? We did not relax our vigilance, however. Knowing that wo had a desperate Jot to deal with, we took no chances. Every houi cf tho day, rain or shine, a man was aloft with a glass to survey tho is land, and in this way we kept quito fairly posted as to tho movements of tho mu tineers. Two or three days after tho flPftthnfXfa u ,i ii n i . AIitB. ouuuuith ii was uisruvcri'u that tho two parties had reunited under f9 lpadership of Ben Johnson, and that they linii nip,,,. .2 ivu uiui e mu'iiiiuu iu mu comforts of their camp. It was further aifcovercd that they had erected a tall "'Kai stair ou tho west sido of tho island and were flying a flag from it. Their CODA Wna r. li.l mi i u :u"ci some craic wnicu ight hate strayed into these waters to M'nninn n I a i . ..6 a u,ltU asnoro in answer to war, Wtoi. if thoy could get possession of a boat, they would try hard to get posses ion of the ship which sent it ashore, "atwemightcheckmato them in this tor a a. i . . icnea the sea as well as tho land. w hHp camo to us, it would bo from the .uin, grille their hope lay in the ar "w or some whaler or coaster making - WiBU al0Ug th(J pQJ CIIAPTEl; XVI. A CIIAFTEH OF ADVENTURES. . was tho wintor fin no on tn thnan lt il u70n onderetantl, & before we had been in the bay a week wo were 5 8Jnp 8ome of tho Plank 'rom be J..CD dc( to keep our fires going. Tho titrw j ' T Airs, caunaers we irocured a small suurjlr of fuel f rom th shore, but ttu'i-u was lit tin tn hp h:nl without gcirg into tho brush farther than wo cared to venture. Ou tho sixteenth day of our stay, as near ns I c:Ji come at it. and while it wns irv Wuteh uloft. (Britain (!lnrk CAlled out to know if any of tho muti- nocrs vre ro in sight. v l could make out three cr four e.f them on a bare hill a mile cr so t way, but none nearer, aud I so reporlt.l. lno captain then ordered a quarter biut down,ndhe and Haskell and RoLert.i went ashoro after a supply . m m i t ii,t : i i i i vi inn. c i'iu mut iiiniifn uu Muni that we had already resorted to barrels and boxes which properly belonged to the cartro. Iho nlau was for the captain to stand guard wliile the other two uhi d tho axes and .curried the fuel to tho boat, aud those of us left aboard were armed and vigilant. Tho two men had worked for an hour. when Cantaiu Clark chanced off with Roberts. Iicept my glass on the woods around them, but I did not onco uet sight of a mutineer. Winter though it was, tho dead leaves and branches and vines wero so thick that I only caught occasional glimpses of our own men. 15y and by tho bev.it was well loaded, and Haskell and Ilebcrts camo down to he r and stoexl waiting for tho captain. The Bounds of his ax could be heard at that moment, and when they ceased wo ex pected to see him appear in sight within half a minute. About fivo minutes slip ped by, and then I called down to the two men to go back into tho bush and boo what had happened. They advance d and wero out of sight when I got i. fleeting glimpse of 13en Johnson and an other convict hurrying tho captain across au open space. Tho pair had crept up through the bushes. and surprised and overpe)wi'red him. I called to tho men and ordered them aboard at once, and wficu it had 'become known that tho men nil were depending on so much was a prisoner to our desper ate enemies I had all I could do to pre vent tho people from taking to tho boats and pulling away out to sea. It was a regular panio for a time, and I had hard work to mako them uuelerstand that tho bark had net yet gone out of our pos session. The capture occurred at about 10 o'clock in tho morning, and from that hour on to 4 in tho afternoon tho weather was pretty fair. I spent most of the time aloft with tho glass. At 2 o'clex-k the entire gang of mutineers as sembled for a council. Tho meeting was in front of their tents, and, though I could not see tho captain, I had 'no doubt that ho was a prisoner iu ono cf tho tents or huts. Tho council lasted fcr two hemrs, aud, judging from tho ges tures of tho men, there was much excite ment. , Host of our peoplo believed that Cap tain Clark would b put to death that l-iv. Imt I flattered myself I understood tho plans of tho convicts better than that. He would bo a powerful weapon in their hands, and they would umj him for all ho was worth before talriug his life. I predicted that wo would hear from them before night and was not at nil cnmrisrd V hen Leu Johnfoii appear- oil Inst, nt dusk and hailed tho ship. I knew what ho was after and had ubo made up my jniud as to thocourso to u pursued. ,hnv. thprer caueti jonnsoii u i; stepped clear cf tho trees and stexxl in an attituelo expressive or tieuuucc "Well, what 13 it?" 1 asitca. "Ycu know, of course, we'vo got tho captain.' Yes." "Well, what do you propose to do about it?" What can wo do?" You can save 1 is life and all othcri if you havo got proper sense. Ccme ashore, bring whatever you want, and we'll give you up tho captain and go away in the bark. Wo've talked it over with tho captain, and tho word ho sends by me is for you to ao h. And if we reraser' i asiscu. ti, r.n'11 find his head lying right where my feet stand when daylight comes tomorrow. ' ' I told bim that the proposition had come so suddenly that wo wero not pro- pared to givo an offhand answer; uiar, while wo were willing to mako a great sacrifice to save tho captain's life, I could not speak for the passengers. I talked very civilly, as you may guess, and tho point I gained was the one I had in sight from tho first. Johnson agreed to wait until tbo next morning for our decision and gave me his word cf 'honor" that the captain should bo well troated in the meantime. As to our giving up the bark and going ashoro, the matter could not be consid ered for a moment. Had a knife been held at Captain Clark' throat ho would have advised against it .Not one of us would havo been permitted to liv to a. ii rnrn xct wero out of the way tho fellows would havo had little lo fear from pursuit ' t UiA n rd.Y!i. to work under cover oi darkness, which I hoped might turn out ucccssfully, but for obvious rwa i . ,ni mi lmm nsnossible. I had been aloft so often that I believed I could find my way to tho mutineers n hn Hnrkfist nieht. and I pro- Wfl alone and making an IMDVU Ut.'D - , lfr fpo th cantain and bring bim back with me. I bad as yet told no one, when Mary Williams came 10 mo and said: . n.inti f Irnnw what tou have plan wi to An. hnt vou must not go alone You believe vou can. find tout way through the forest without help, out you cannot. You must got the bearings by cotnpasf, and tonight you must have a compass with you. Tho captain is likely to havo been hurt and may need help to get along if rescued. I shall go with youl" When I heard tho good girl speaking after that fashion, I was speechless with urprise, but after a bit I pulled myself together and answered her that wo could sparo no men, and, as for taking a woman on such a perilous jaunt, it was not to be thought of. "But I shall go with youl" sho stoutly pcrsisteet "I will take one cf tho re volvers und a small cemipass, and you can arm yourself with the fowling piece and another revolver. If worst comes to worst, I believe the two of us will be a match for tho whole gang, as they havo no firearms. It is needless for you to raise objections, for if you go I go!" "But your clothes'?" I persisted. "Why, Mary, tho dress would be torn off your back before we had crept half a cable s length. "I shall arrange about that, Eir;so go ahead and mako your plans 1" There was a girl of sense and courage for you a real English girl who might cry out at the sight of a mouse in her own chamber, but who could bo a real heroine when tho occasion demanded. I pretended to yield, but at 9 o'clock that night, when I had one of tho boats softly drormed into tho water and Ilasktll was reaely to pull me ashore, Mary, camo aft and whispered to mo : "Don't forget the compasses and some matches Ralph, and havo a last look at tho firearms. You see, I am all ready to go with you?" I looked at her in amazement. I don't sav that sho had on a full suit cf her father's clothes, but it was pretty near it. I realized that she must feel embar rassed, and that tmly her lovo for mo had brought it about, and so I looked in any other directi6n as 1 replied: "iseo here, girl, but do you realizo tho peril ejf this expedition? Ben John son would Jiko nothing better than to capture us both at once. I think he'd almost give up all ideas of possessing tho Hindu if ho had us in his hamls!" "Ye-s, Ralph, I know tho danger," sho ouietlv replied. "It will bo greater to you alone than with nier and so I shall cro. Tako alemg a revolver for tho cap tain, and it would bo well if Haskell remained in tho boat after wo havo lauded, as wo may come back in great haste." To tell you tho truth, I was glad to havo ceimpaliy. I should rather havo had ono of tho men, of course, could ono havo been spared, and it mado mo tremble to think wo might bo playing into Johnson's hands. With tho threo of us prisoners tho people left aboard the bark could not hold out against him a day. Wasn't it brave of my sweetheart to volunteer to accompany me aye, to insist on it in spite of my objections? I want you to praiso her a bit lor that, ii you had stood on that lonely beach with us and looked into tho dark forest and realized tho peril im we did, I know you would call her a heroino. For all we know, a dozen of the mutineers might be lying concealed in the bushes not 30 feet away. I was not nearly so confident of success after landing and standing face to face with tho difficulties. Sailor though I was, and ever using tho com pass for my guiding star, 1 should have overlooked it on this occasion und been lost in tho bushi before we had gone 200 foet but for Mary. . After a few whispered words to Ilas ,kell, who was to remain iu the boat un til wo returned or daylight came, I took the lead, and we pushed into tho wooels. It. mined a little, and tho wind was gusty, and onco under tho trees it was so dark that we had to feel our way. I flattered myself that we were koeping a true course, but at tho end of a quarter of an hour Mary suggested that we tako a look at the compass. Wo got down closo to the ground -and struck a match, and, to my surprise, wo wero bearing northwest instead of due north. After thnt wn consulted the compass every few minutes, but were a good hour and a half making our way to the clearing. We were within 50 foet of the tents be fore wo got sight of the fires, which the rain had almost extinguished. We crept closer and listened, but not a sound camo from the mutineers, rutting- ner mouth close to my ear, Mary whispered : "Knve. lininh. . vou mauo oui iour tents or shelters here. The captain is certainly in one of them. If any one was on guard over him, there would be a better fire. We shall find him fast bound in ono of the rear shelters. Liet me take the lead from this out, and re nomir. if we are surprised, we must open fire on them and try and cut tho . . . . ' il 1 I. I.. captain's bonds ana put a pisioi iu ujs hands." Would you believe that I, who had planned the expedition and intended to go alone and had taken the lead thus far, should give way to a girl at the most critical point and tako second place? And yet that is the very thing I did. It seemeel to bo a matter of course. I won't admit that 1 was fright ened, but my nerves wero 6truug up and my heart thumping away like a trip hammer, and I'm sure I was the moro flustratcd of the two. Mary moved to the right, passed within ten feet of tho large tent, in which we heard the Blcepcrs snoring and sighing, and prcs entlr stopped before a smaller one. The idea were made of brush, and the roof was a tarpaulin. Certain tmells indicat ed that it was the cookhouse, When sat isfied on this point, we passed along to the third structure. This was also a rudo affair, but thcro were men asleep inside. . , i It was so dark that when wo stood in the door and peered around wo could not moke out a thing. Thero might bo half a dozen men in there, and Captain Clark might bo ono of them, but how wero wo to ascertain? My heart went down like a lump of lead as I realized the difficulties, and -I whispered to M "AVe have mado tho trip for nothing. How are we to find the captain in the darkness?" "Wo must taso some risks," she whispered Jn reply. "I am going to strike a match and havo a look. If wo raise au alarm, the first idea of tho men Highest of all in Leavening Power Latest U. S. Govt Report. frTN n . o mm Jit was wide awoke and raised his head to look at us. will bo to rush put. We must fire on them and drive them into the woods, trusting they will leave the captain be hind." That waa the proper way to do it, but I should never have thought of it. Kol Had I been alono I should have turned back at this point, feeling that the diffi culties wero too great for mo to sur mount. I Handed Mary a couple of matches, made ready to open fire, and sho moved inside and struck a light. As sho held the blazing match up I counted eight men lying on heaps of brush and leaves they had gathered or beds, and right in tho center of them, bound hand and foot, was Captain Clark. Ho was wide awako and raised his head to look at us. I tell you, and I felt it to my shame, though I stood guard and had tho guns to carry, Mary stepped right over those sleeping men, cut the prisoner's bonds with a knifo I gave her, and then helped him up aud held him on his feet until tho blood circulated and ho could use his limbs. They camo out hand in hand, tho captain took tho riflo I handed him, and we made our way back to tho beach without a word having been spoken on the way. Tho captain did not even know who wo wero. It was not until we wero safely aboard that he knew, and not until wo '.cro back'that it was generally known Mary and I had been absent. It was a joyful reunion, you may be sure. Captain Clark had suffered no injury or privation, but he had been mado to realize tho desperato mood tho men were in, and that many of them wero for killing him offhand, no matter about tho ship. Only half an hour before our arrival ono of tho men was awako and cursing him. Truly, but luck was on our sido in that expedition! CHAPTER XVII. TIIE BEGINNING OF THE F-ND. It was broad daylight before we heard from tho mutineers. Then tho whole crowd of them swarmed out of tho for est and down on tho beach, and in their madness and desperation they wero no longer men. Their cursing was some thing awful to hear, and but foritho six or eight groat sharks cruising around in the bay they would certainly havo tried to board tho bark in tho face of our fire arms. They showered us with pebbles, and somo of them even picked up hand fuls of sand and flung them in our di rection. It was a Jong quarter of au hoitr before they cooled down, and then Ben Johnson stepped to tho front and said: '"Am. Cantain Clark, you cavo us tho slip last night, but wo count ourselves no worse off. Within n week we'll have tho Hindu and the lifo of every man, woman and child aboardl" Having exhausted their rago, they re tired to tho shelter of the forest and their camp. It was raining that morn ing, and I cannot tell you how thankful I was. Thoso men had been worked up to that pitch that they would have fired the bushes without an hour's delay in hopes to encompass the death of all aboard the bark. They would ten times rather have destroyed her than to seo us sail away. The last threat of Johnson's could not mako us any more vigilant, for there was never a minute we wero off our guard. Even the children wero put on watch during tho day. So far as I could observe from aloft, the mutineers stuck pretty closely to their camp, while the quarrels among them were frequent and violent. In one of tbe altercations one of tho sailors was killed, and through tho glass I could plainly seo them dig a Bhallow grave and roll bim into it as ii nis uouy had been the carcass of a dog. .On the morning of tho twenty-second day of our auchorago in tho bay the sun came up in a cloudless sky. The bad weather was not yet over, but this was a lull or break in it 1 came on duty at 7 o'clock that morning, and as soon as reaching my accustomed perch aloft I mado out a brig, with her sails aback and only about a miloaway to the west. Tho signal flag which the mutineers had kept flying had evidently attracted at tention. From the number of boats on tho davits I believed tho brig to bo a whaler ; but, if so, she must have blown inshore or had somo business I could not well reason out. She showed no colors, but I took her to bo a German or Dane. I turned my glass on the camp of tho mutineers and saw them all running down to the west shore in great haste. I hailed the deck and told Captain Clark what was going on, and he at once came up to mo, bringing tho British ensign and a rifle. Just as ho got up a small boat with four men in her pulled away from the brig toward tho shoro. At tho same moment we saw such of tho mu tineers as wore tho uniforms of convicts secreto themselves in tho thickot, whilo the sailors were pushed to the front. "Ralph, wo must block that game," said the captain after a look through the glass. "If they tako off those men, the brig wiijo seized, ber crew mur dered, and uo mutineers will mako off. I'll set tho ensign flying, and do you load and fire the rifle as fast you The boat's crew had got within half a cable's length cf tho beach beforo our tiguals wero seen and heard. They could see our flag over tho tree tops, and tho reports of the riflo must havo been very distinct. The boat was lielil steady ior three or four minutes, and then tho brig signaled fer her return. I eaw a man going aloft with a gla.-s and was satis fied that ho could seo mo aud would make such a report ns would steip tin' boat. Sho pulled back to the brig, and then came pulling along tho west shore until sho opened the bay and got sight of us. We signaled for them to come in, but they were evidently afraid e;f a trap, and when we lowered - a bout to r,nll cut to them they at onco took to their oars and rowed for the brig." Wo hoped her captain might investigate, but ho evidently becumo alarmed at their report und swung his yard and mado sail. Jlad ho toxno i" to us, he might havo lent us a few men to navi gate tho Hindu down tho coast, but in driving him eff wo l;r.d at least balked tho ulans of tho mutiueers. Prom the lookout a left 1 saw tnem return to their camp. They were wran gling aud quarreling, md many of them 6toppod to shako their Lsts in tno turec tion of tho bark. We expected another visit from then vn marjs?, but they did not appear. About mldaftcruoon the weather that down aaiu, accompanied by rain, and uboard ship we settled iinwn into tho cid rcatiuo. Wo were daily lotting for tho uppearanco of a man-of-war, und I thiuk every man of us felt moro hopeless and discouraged that night than at any time siuco wo had been embayed. You cau therefore imagine our jeiyfnl surprise when, an hour after midnight, wo heard the boom of guns on tho open ocean to tho south. That signified that tho long expected re lief ship had arrived. From tho moment wo not tho report of her first gun up to daylight wo wero up and down and on tho watch. Wo could make out ner lights aud knew that she was lying to for tho day to break. It seemed to us as if daylight would never come, but when it finally did it was a glad sight which met our eyes. There was tho old Endeavor lying out thero.carryiug forty oeld guns aud a crew of over 200 men, and wo had only mado her out when a boat left her side ami came pulling into tho bay. Captain Clark was taken off in her to mako a re port of our case, and 60on after his ar rival on board tho Hindu her captain KPiit ns off four sailors and six marines. Tho latter wero to relievo us of cur guard duty and tho former to help us to get things shipshape preparatory to run ning out of the bay. Just beforo nocu Captain Clark returned in company with tho first lieuteiiaut of tho man-of-war, whose name was Robsou. Ho h:id heard the particulars cf our story, and after introducing himself he rubbed his hands in anticipation and 6aid: , "But it's all right tow.. Of courso you'll pet help to tako tho bark to her port of destination, nu1 cf courso we'll soon bo after iheso fellows who havo caused all this trouble. They must know of our urrival, and I'm looking feir tlicm to comedown and offer to surrender aud tako their punishment" At that very moment, though wo eli J not suspect it. tho entire gang of muti neers was concealed in tho bushc3 near by. They no longer hoped to capture the Hindu, but Ben Johnson had worked then up to such a pitch of desperation that they wero burning for revenge- and had armed themselves with largo peb bles from tho western shore. As soon ns wo had tho marines aboard we carried our private firearms to tho cabin, aud Lieutenant Robsou and others of us wero 6trolling about tho decks, when the mutineers suddenly sprang out and bo gan to bombard us with stones. Some of the marines were below, and those on deck had to wait to load their mas- J saw them all runnfrg tloicn to the trest anorc. , kets, and for couple of minutes our assailants had it all their own way. As we were driven to shelter the lieutenaut was struck on the head and rendered Houseless, while none of the others of us escaped injury. As soon as the marines opened fire tho mutineers retreated, dui ith muskets leveled at his breast Ben Johnson stood up and defiantly said: you You may land your wholo crew, but i rnnnot take us alivci 0 ll cue fighting beforo you shall ever lay hands on ono of us!" When the officer recovered, he was for going on h man hunt at onco, but as he went off to the Kueleavor to make his report the rain began to pour down acrain. and nothing coulei bo done. The wind was fair for getting tho Hindu out of the bay, howover, and after dinner four more sailors wero sent us, and wo lifted her anchor and sailed out and round to a goad anchors gw on tho east side. Then Tptain H' Co-nber of iho man-of-war camo aboard iu jH-rso!i. He had met the merchant vesse l at sea, and bo was on his way to Adelaide, -but hud been obliged to make that port, and hail alfo been delayed by heavy weatnpr. iv full and circumstantial account of tho- mutiny had to bo written it and at tested by every passenger, a survey neiei to ascertain damages to ship and cargo. and the legal proceedings wero not nn ishnd for four and twenty hours. Everything depended on Captain 31c Couiler's report to the government au thorities, and you can well believe that at least Captain" Clark and I wero oil the ragged edgo until ho had finished his business and was pleased to say that we had done all that could I expected under the circumstances. Had tho chip's doctor been living, ho weuld certainly have been held legally answerable for tho outbreak, but ho was gone, aud the be-st thing to do was to recapturo such, prisoners as wero alivo and make our way into port Beforo making a move against tho mutineers we lise d up wooden cages or partitions to hold the j convicts, and it was proposed to givo ns nlpntv of marines to guard them c:i our i - - - - passage down tho coast. Two men wero detailed from tho Endeavor to urt as cooks on board tho Hindu, and after we had i?ot washed and scrubbed and had :v few regul-r mcah it seemed like living- again. Captain ileUornbc.r was so eina tory about movinj against tho mutineers that I spoke of it to Captain Clark, whr turned ou moAvith a wink and replied r "Never you mind, Ralph. If it bo sr that they build u raft and all go oIT to gether and rjrt elrovrrr-1, -.73 r!:.-.nt have no more bother with them, r.'id it will bo good riddance to bad rubbish.' I went aloft with the glass frr the? first timo in thrc? days to tak'i a l ;nk at them, but they wero not raft haihliiw. There was pl:::ty of timber cm the . isbind. and the tailors amour? then could havo mad" a stout ruft without trouble, but to pat to soa- in hucU weather on anything they ecu Id con struct meant disaster Uforu tkey V7cro clear cf tho laud.' I snw a f:-v cf then lounging about the tents as cool and un concerned ns if their necks wero r.ot en circled with haltcre, and I greatly won dered what would bo tho outcome of the affair. You would have thought that among so many men at least ono of them would have played tho sneak on his compan ions and come down to tho shore and j mado terms for himself by furnishing all tho information ho couia. inci one of them appeared, however. If any one was so minded, ho was doubtless de terred by tho threats of the others. They were watching ono another, and had any one attempted to slip away he would havo fared badly. I think Captain MeComber had au ielea that tho men would revolt against Johnson and bring him to us tied baud and foot, thus throwing tbcum Ives oo the mercy of tho court which would try them when wo reached port, but noth ing of the sort camo to pass. They were sullen and defiant, and it really 8"rmod as if they might havosomj plaa in view by which they hoped to escap3 tho hunt, which they could reason out would be surely made for them. I told vou in ono of tiioopcnis cuap- ters that Mr. Williams, Mary's father. was an old man. lie was over bu, au;. thonch halo and hearty at the beginning: of tho voyage, and even up to the date? of our first trouble, tho me ntal ana puys ical 6train pulled him down very fast He held himself almost by will power until tho arrival of the man-of-war, anel then thero was a callapse. On tho sec ond day wo had tho surgeon of tho En deavor aboard, but he had littlo encour agement to offer. Just ut night ou tho fourth day, without even his wifo or daughter realising how near his end ho was, ho died ia his bed, passing away so quietly that they still thousht he slept (TO BECONTlNCEO.) Mosquito Vaccination. Within b last two years a family moved from tho city to tho country. There were rbout the new placo a great number of mosquitoes, and tho possibil ity of an intimate acquaintance with this insect was a serious drawback to their enjoyment of their new heme. As the mosquito season arrived there wero complaints of suffering that mado night a drrad. By scmo means mosquitoes would get into the house, even though every door and window wero tightly ' screeneel. The theory was that infant mosquitoes crept through the wires antl grew to maturity in tho apartment At all events they did their mischievous, work to the great disfigurement and dis tress of tho mcrubeis of the household,, but they were located and could no change their residence, a thing they would gladly havo dono for this reason alone, so serious was tho trouble. Toward tho latter part of tho seasoo it was observed that tho bites, instead of swelling and forming blotches an inch or so across, grew less annoying until on several occasions thero were bites on the hands that produced no results beyond tho immediate stiug of tho bite. A lit tlo notice proved tho fact that several members of tho family had by some process become practically exempt, and the mosquito plague Leeame but a tri fling item of annoyance. It might be in teresting to follow up this subject anel see whether the introduction of this, poison into the system has the same ef fect as vaccination, rendering the per son almost if not altogether proof against suffering from future puncture from these' Mtbcrto troublesome pests