CHAPTER XVI.—(Continued.) r:,
Lola looked at Lord Chugmough In
"Is he dead?" she cried. "No! He
cannot—he must not die!"
"He is dead," said Lord Chugmough,
"Oh, what did he mean? What did
he try to say? Could you hear more
They moved away from the dead
he made a remarkable
statement," said Lord Chugmough,
looking puzzled. "He said you had
died, you know."
"Oh, he must have been wandering.
Death had sent him that relief—the
relief of unconsciousness—before the
end," she said.
"I do not think so," replied Lord
Chugmough. "If ever there was a
conscious and rational dying man, he
was. I cannot fathom the meaning,of
what he said, but he knew of that
I am sure. One thing he did say that
was plain enough. Your Arthur Med
worth, thinking you were dead, has
gone off with another girl in a boat."
"Oh, I cannot believe that," she said.
"And why should he believe I was
"Me lord," called William from the
top of the barricade, "Hi found this
fellow hon the 'ill. 'E's wounded
pretty bad, sir. Shall Hi kill 'im?"
"No. Drag him here," replied Lord
Chugmough. "Is he conscious?"'
"Werry conscious, me lord. Don't
you 'ear 'im cussing hin Spanish?"
William came dragging a wounded
Zambo across the earthen floor, and
sat him on a stone near Lord Chug
The Englishman examined him, and
found lhat he was seriously wounded.
"Look here, my fine fellow," he said,
"'your wound is a bad one, but with a
little bandaging and a little care you
will be all right. If you will tell me
the truth about this thing, I will fix
you up and let you go. If you don't,
I'll put another bullet into you and
make a better job of it. Do you under
"Si, senor," was the reply.
"How much do you know about this
"The fight, senor?"
"No. I know a little about the fight
myself. But about this fellow Matta
zudo, and the old Indian, and the sen
"The beautiful senorita," said the
Zambo, grinning, "has many lovers.''
"Oh, I see you do know something.
Now tell me, how was the senorita
taken from the castle?"
The Zambo grinned again.
"It is an old trick, senor," he said.
"The old Carib is wise, and can do
many things that puzzle those who
look down upon his race. I have heard
all about it from Mattazudo. The
king—But my wound, senor—it bleeds.
I will tell the truth—all I know—but
while I am speaking I bleed to death."
"I'll fix you up," said Lord Chug
raough. at once beginning to bind up
the wounds in a piece of William's
•hirt. "Go on you had got as far as
"The senorita has many lovers,
senor. Philip loved her, and wanted to
make her his queen. Gomez loved her,
and wanted her for his wife. Matta
zudo looked upon her pretty face, and
swore he would have her for himself.
She was ill, and old Namampa was
called in to see her and cure her. Mat
tazudo saw Namampa first, and prom
ised him much gold if he would get
the senorita away without any one
knowing it. Namampa first cured her
of her fever, and then gave her a drug
that stops the heart for a number of
hours. They all thought she was dead,
and she was buried. That night Na
mampa returned to the grave and dug
her up and took her to his house,
where he gave her another drug that
brought her to her senses again and
brought her up here to escape the
rushing waters. You were here and
kept the senorita. Namampa saw
Mattazudo and told him the senorita
was here, but said nothing about you.
Mattazudo came here, and you threw
him out. You were very strong, senor.
Then he came for us. We attacked
you you beat us. But beware, senor!
Mattazudo was not wounded. He has
hundreds of men under his command
who will do his bidding. He will re
turn with plenty of men. You will be
killed, and the senorita will fall into
his hands again."
"Is there no way to get her to the
castle under her father's protection?"
A gesture of dissent from Lola made
him look up.
"It is best," he said in English.
"You do not know where Medworth
"There is no way, senor," said the
Zambo. "Mattazudos men are all
arouad, and would' not "let you reach
the cartle. You are safer here. But
If you will pay me w«ll, I will tell Don
Juan Gan* yrhen I return,: and he will
•end A force to reco^r his daughter."
Lord Chugmough looked thought
fully at Ixla.
"It seems to be (he only thing to
do," he said.
s, "First tell me," die said to the Zam
bo, *d», sum' know anything of the
'.No/ scaprUa I know nothing. The
Americans escaped, and no one knew
..The Filibusters of Venezuela..
Or the Trials of a Spanish Girt
l«- JS» -*y .w
Bty SBWARjD W. HOPKINS.
Befeert Bonaer*a Son*.
"They, too, escaped. Nothing has
been heard of them."
"Then," she said, turning to Lord
Chugmough, "there Is nothing to do
but trust this man and wait for my
father to bring a force to rescue us.
I think 1 understand what Tempest
meant now. Arthur thought I was
dead, and having no reason for re
maining here longer, has assisted the
family of the republican General to a
place of safety.
"The senorita says," said Lord
Chugmough to the Zambo, "that she
will thank you to go at once to her
father and tell him she is here, and
have him come to rescue her. I will
pay you well—after I see the face of
Don Juan. I don't pay in advance for
services in this country, but if you do
your errand well, the pay will be
"I believe you, senor," said the Zam
bo. "I will do as you say."
He took a good pull at a flask Lord
Chugmough hfeld out to him, and pull
ing himself together, limped out of
"An honest man—when it pays him
well to be one," said Lord Chugmough,
watching the retreating figure.
A Summary of Events.
In the meantime our friends on the
Island of the Clouds were making
themselves as comfortable as circum
stances would admit and awaiting
their rescue which is to take place as
soon as the waters recede.
The wounded Zambo becomes fearful
and in order to save his own life
goes to the nearest plantation, which
is that of Pedro Francisco, where he
met Sir Galloping Grace and the other
members of the party from whom
Lord Chugmough and other members of
his party had become separated before
the storm. He arrives just in time to
tell the story of Lord Chugmough's ad
This is welcome information for Sir
Galloping Grace, who subsequently
starts in pursuit. They depart for
Bolivar expecting to find Lord Chug
mough and William with the yacht
Cheerway but find a desolated scene
instead. The Cheerway had been re
leased from its moorings by the sail
ing master just at the height of the
storm, floating down toward the Isle
of the Clouds, where it lodges as the
storm subsides and is taken possession
of by Arthur Medworth and the wife
and daughter of Salvarez.
In the meantime Gen. Mattazudo
gets together a commando and at
tempts to rescue Lola from Lord Chug
mough. Hearing of this Philip ac
tuated by Gomez hurries to the scene
of conflict. There they are surprised
to see Gen. Francisco with his small
detachment, who, from the story of
Zambo, believes that Jacinta is held by
Lord Chugmough at Carib Hill.
The lawless passions of Mattazudo
did much that day to prevent the mak
ing of history. With the fair country
south of the Orinoco already in his
grasp, Philip had a brilliant prospect
before him—almost the certainty of a
throne. But God in his wisdom ruled
otherwise, and Mattazudo was the crea
ture chosen by Him to undo all that
Gomez and Don Juan by their execu
tive ability and organizing power had
done. As the half-breed, at the head
of his cut-throat gang, climbed up
Carib Hill, he saw Pedro Francisco,
at the head of Ms men, coming up
the slope in another direction.
The half-breed hurled curses and de
fiance in the same breath, and Fran
cisco laughed to think how he had out
Francisco was nearest the stone
which several English
heads were looking, greatly alarmed at
the sudden appearance of the enemy.
"Bah Jove!" said Sir Galloping
Grace, "we are attacked by overwhelm
"We must beat them oft," said Lord
"Beat them off! That's like you,
Chugmough," said Viscount Elsmere.
"But see how many there are."
"We are Englishmen. Don't forget
that," said Lord Chugmough.
But now anew surprise was given to
the English party.
Francisco, who had got within a
hundred feet of the ruin, paid abso
lutely no attention to the persons in
side, but lifted hitrhat in the air, and
uttered a shout of triumph at Matta
"You are too late, you half-breed
cur!" he yelled. "She is mine! She
Mattazudo replied with curses and a
rifle shot. Francisco's right arm fell
useless at his side.
"At them!" he yelled. "Kill the
curs! Down with them!"
An answering cheer' came from his
men, and a volley or rifle shots awoke
the echoes around the old stone ruin.
"Bah Jove!" .said Sir Galloping
.Grace. "They are not lighting us, aft
er Ml. Hiey are fighting each other."
When the day's lighting was dohe
the dead on th» field included Matta
zudo, Francisco, Gomes and Philip.
°on Juan joined his daughter and
Lord Cbugmottgttfs 'party.?
How it AH Bade*
tNftttff before ths rusfcln*
tuxr tfcowtot £bt$d* and
the lit* to? the crew aa wMi
ABd lt la also known that wfcah Btr
Galloping Grace arndT tile other' oiem
bera of Lord Chugmough's party
turned their backa on the washed-out
city ofBollvarto return to PMre
Francisco's hospitable plantation* the
Cheerway was already plowing the
waters of the subsiding Orinoco to re
gain her deserted anchorage off Boll
Two days later, on a beautiful clear
day, when the hot sun was beating
down on the. decks, Captain 6lover
stood on the bridge—his throne, *t| a,
more secure one than Was the ambi
tion of the false Philip of Aragon—
with the visor of "his cap pulled low
over his eyes to shade them from the
glare, watching, with considerable
wonder and pleiuure,- the splendid
scenery of the north shore near which
he was running, the wonder being that
all nature could be so beautiful and
smiling so soon after the tempestuous
experience of a few days before.
Now and then Captain Glover raised
a pair of glasses to his eyes and swept
the verdure-clad shore, noting the
many-colored flowers, which certainly
must- have bloomed since the storm,
for they could not have lived through
"Ah," he said to himself, giving a
characteristic grunt at the same time,
"now I know where I am. I remem
ber that mountain. Now, that's a
queer place for a mountain. It's al
ways been my opinion that a moun
tain is necessarily a land animal. But
this is square in the river—sort of am
phibious mountain, as it were."
And smiling at his own joke, the
captain continued to study the bold
outlines .and lofty eminence of the
mountain that had attracted him,
which was no other than the Island of
the Clouds, which has already played
a not unimportant part in the history
of some of our friends.
Every minute brought th& rapid
yacht nearer to the mountain, and.
after an hour or so Captain Glover
raised the glass again to take another
and closer survey.
The same day he rescued Dona
Maria, Jacinta and their American
protector and the Cheerway bore them
up the Amazon to Bolivar.
In due time the yacht arrived at
varez, and also put in a few sly quea
tions to see if Jack Tempest was any
The information he received on
shore fairly staggered him .with a
mixed emotion—part joy, part grief.
Th« Fool of Slloam.
For over ten years the Pool of Sl
loam has been only a name. Visitors
to Palestine who visited this famous1
spot of late years found that its heal
ing waters had vanished. This waa
a great blow to the inhabitants, but re
cently the waters of Siloam have been
made to flow once again, and there
has been great rejoicing in the holy!
land. It appears that Jerusalem has
been especially short of water of late,'
and it occurred to some of the inhabl-1tages
tants of Siloam to try to find 'out
of accumulated rubbish were cleared
away, and after about a month's work
the spring was found. The excavators
discovered behind some fallen rocks
an old aqueduct running away into the
valley of the Kedron, and Into this
aqueduct the beautiful, cool, clear
water had run and been wasting for
Fiah Are Uk« Moths.
Two Yale students have discovered
that electric light is the best bait for
fishing. As a result of this discovery
the fishing industry promises to be
revolutionised. It has been found that
the rays of an electric light under the
water hypnotize the denizens of the
deep. When they see the rays they
flock to them like a moth to a flame,
and nothing can drive them away as
long as the light shines. If it la
turned off they scamper away in all
directions. A company has becoi
formed which proposes to. enter into
the capture of fish by electric Ilgi)t
upon an extensive scale,—Kanij^p
AsrtaulturUU .of .Norway.' -i*
Sixty per cent of the population Of
Norway live by agriculture, 15
cent by manufacturing aad. lumbarliig.
10 per cent by 'commerce aiad tii)&, S
per cent by mining and the naudafljif
are in the professions aid the ^pt
-and uavy.and engaged la
rich men qf today bin
Ify teaching echooL
Bolivar, and Medworth, seeing no. sol-: should be engraved with a snake's
diera of Philip near, made bold to
quest to be sent ashore that he might from snake bites. The garnet (April)
make inquiries concerning Castle Sal- is
Everybody in Bolivar knew all about
the battle on Carib Hill, and Medworth
listened with beating heart to the
story of the supposed death of Lola
Garza, the crafty treachery of Namam
pa, the meeting of Namampa and Lola
with Lord Chugmough on Carib Hill, sword
the subsequent attack by Mattazudo, jt ^ay
and the final misunderstanding which
resulted in the total annihilation of
both wings of Philip's army. He also
heard with sorrow of the heroism and
death of his old comrade, ?,nd the Joy
over the knowledge that Lola was
alive and well was tempered with
grief over the death of his loyal
(To be continued.)
-j* j. jp V.
"Yes," said the barber/as he combed
the man's hair, "I can usually tell
about what a man's bufelnees is by
noticing his head. ".®he- bumpa tall
me. it's a sort of ph^nblbflgr, I gUess.
O, I ain't claiming to be a. phrenolb*
gist, but stUl, I guess I am a fctlnd ot
one. A man bet me the price, of a
haircut, shave and shampoq the other
day that I couldn't tell his business,
in three guesses.. I gues&sd 'cattle^
man' the first time. He said thai was
wrong, so I said 'sheep-raiser.' That
time J. hit It. That bet cost him 90
"Try guessing my business," sug
gested the man in the chair.
The barber looked in the other's
face, then he felt the* bumps on his
custom's head. "Well," he said,
"you're a preacher, I'd say."
"Wonderful!" came from the cus«
•.omer. The barber smiled.
"I knew I could guess it," he said.
When the customer left the shop a
few minutes later he was touched on
the arm by a man who had been in
the next chair. "Pardon. me," said
the other, "but how do you account
for that barber's guess?'
"O, it was just a guess and a bad
one at that," said the man accosted.
"Yes. I'm a Cheyenne saloonkeep*
The other showed surprise. "But,"
he said, "you said 'Wonderful!' when
he called you a preacher?"
"Well, it is wonderful what a chump
a man can be when he tries," con
cluded the other.
SOME GEM SUPERSTITIONS
Power of the Talisman Believed to
Be Enhanced by En
A jeweler who has made a study
af the superstitions of gems has dis
covered that the power of the talis
man is believed to be_ greatly- en
hanced by having an appropriate em
blem engraved on the particular stone
Thus, the bloodstone—sacred to peo
pie born in the month of March—
head, as its function is to preserve
protection against fire, especially
if engraved with a lion.
Other stones, with their months and
appropriate devices, are as follows:
Sapphire (January), a ram ame«
thyst (February), a bear emerald
(May), a sparrow agate (June), a
dagger carnelian (July), a man with
a scepter sardonyx (August), an
eagle chrysolite (September), an
ass electrine (October), a human
hand topaz (November), a falcon
whether the spring which used to'fuarded
supply the pool was really dry. Tons
man bearing a
be remarked that this list
differs from the ordinary list of stones
appropriate to each month of the year.
This, however, the authority ex
plained, Is because each month has
more than one stone peculiar to it,'
and those selected above are the most
suitable for engraving.
WAS A STRANGER IN TOWN
"Town" on the Mississippi That Was
Not Overcrowded with
Fifteen miles below the head of the
passes of the Mississippi, and not far
from where Southwest pass loses
Itself in the Gulf of Mexico, a little
stream no wider than a village street
curves away from the main "pass."
sides are tiny landings,
and back of each
Youth Companion. The cot-
are now neglected and
but once they were
lovely. There, in the
Southwest pass was the
principal mouth of the Mississippi,
dwelt the pilots who carried ships
across the bar.
"Old Pilot-town" is hidden from the
traveler on the, pass by a dense cane
brake, and strangers seldom enter it3
bayou. One who did came dawn the
river in a skiff, and turned into "Old
Pilot-town bayou" at noon for din
ner. He found a ready meal at the
first cottage, where dwelt an old wom
an, widow of one of the old-time
pilots. As the meal progressed, one
by one interested neighbors dropped
in to see the stranger, till a dozen
were braced against the walls.
"How many people live here now,
Mrs. asked the visitor. "I
thought the bayou was rather de*
Mrs. looked round the room
and took account of stock.
"You- can count' them' for youqwlf,"
she said, "they're all
A certain, congressman from Vir
ginia has long retained in his employ
a colored man by the name of BzekleL.
One morning the mister left the bouiie,
leaving behind him a letter he had for.,
gotten. Some t£me lq the afterpooii.
he remembered ,the communication^
and/as it was' of «dme lmjKrtahM^h|»
hastened back home, 'only to fihd list
'the letter was nmtrbefre to' be seen lb
tils library.': Hfl[ Ijiad
that tfc|® Ink belwi Atft
'an a table.:
The elections are soon at hand, and
while the party leaders deplore the
loss ot three such able men as Loy
land, Arctander and Bothner, they de
clare that "Venstre" will win a decid
ed majority In the new storthing,
NOR8K ATHLETE8 WELCOMED.
Return From Athens With Admiration
for American 8klll.
The Norwegian contingent at the
Olympic games arrived at Chrlsttania
on May 13 and were received by a con
course ot 10,000 people, among whom
were King Haakon, Premier Michelsen
and other dignitaries. Premier Michel
sen welcomed the athletes and compli
mented them tor their success on the
Stadion. It will be recalled that the
Norwegian turners won first prize In
the class turning against seven of the
best teams In Europe, and G. G. Skat
teboe secured the highest mark in the
rifle shooting. The Norwegians did
not enter in the track and field events,
in which the Americans carried off all
They were greatly interested in tne
Americans and admired their feats ot
running and athletics very much. They
received their first introduction to the
upon it as something unique. The
American custom of encouraging con-!
testants by vociferous cheering also
struck them with surprise.
DR. HEDIN TRAVELS.
purpose of eventually reaching Thibet,
and from there crossing the Himalay
as into India.
New Copper Company,
The Norwegian-American Copper
Mining and Smelting company has
been registered at Trondhjem, Nor
way, with a capital of 200,000 kroner.
H. Boholm of Strinden is the manag
ing director and will have his head
quarters in Trondhjem. The company
will prospect and develop copper
mines and expects to construct cable
lines to conve ytbe ore. to wharves and
8trike in Copenhagen.
The extensive work ot razing a large
number of old buildings in Copenha
gen has been interrupted by a strike
of the laborers. About 600 men have
refused tp continue work until their
wages have been raised from 35 to 45
'ore. per hour. They base their de
mand on the ground that the work is
dangerous to life and health.
Ski Tournament in May
Eldanger. Norway, had a unique ski
tournament on May 8. Although the
spring flowers were out, the ^oya were
playing footba]l and the ladles turned
out in summer attire, there was still
enough snow on a hillside to permit,
ski winning The contestants were
in their shirt sleeves and somfe wore
\|i| Naval 9tatlM at Maratriand.,
It generaUy accepted that
tablfa$ on the west xfcaat *C2 be lo
cated at, Maratrind. litis is lndttatjitd.
ty tUe jpvanuneptti request for an
appi^p^tloA: ite/barra^oi, training
Veh^i* frarty Calls on For^'I.e**
era to Deelare Themselves.
way are calling npon tfo ttyree mem
bers of that party- i^ the ministry t6
publicly declare thelr polttlca without
deMy. At the recent national conven
tion ot the Ltfttats (Venstre) Messrs.
Loveiand, Arctander and Bothner were
conspicuous by their absence and no
Word was received from either
as to their attitude toward the old
The present cabinet Is a coalition at
fair, and in a way is the center of a
nondescript coalition (Samllngs) party
whl&i the radicals declare is only an
other name for the Rightists. Now
that all of the affairs of the new gov
ernment has been ordered, it ls broad
ly hinted that It is the duty of the
three cabinet membera to either re
tire and ally, themselves with/their for
mer colleagues, or to remain in the
ministry and thereby be read out of
Writes to King Oscar of His Journey out of their own pockets, the moder
In Persia. I ate medical' charges now being regu
King Oscar has made public an in-, lated by these insurance laws. As a
teresting personal letter from Dr.' matter of fact, people would not other
Sven Hedin, giving a brief account of wise be able to spend so much money
his travels in eastern Persia. With a for medical treatment, and a great
caravan of fifteen camels and a party many would perish or be permanently
of seven men, he explored the exten- disabled for lack of proper treatment:
sive Kavlr desert, which he charted, and the disabled ones would remain
and crossed the ithur, Thebbes and a permanent burden on the commun
Bahabad deserts, being the first trav
eler to cross the latter. On this jour-
ney he made 163 charts, 150 pano- classes generally have been greatly
ramas, 500 other photographs and 100 Improved by this protective Insurance
drawings. aystem, as evidenced by the reduction
Wa aiid rtralnlag
"t love' thee," sa)&irftkung xaab:^
"So great ir my devotion that it an
other should but cast loving glances at
thee a fearful thing would happen."
'•What might it tje?" quothi tha
"I Would kill him. Dost thou believe
"No," quoth the maiden.
"No? But I protest that if another
were to make love to thee, his lito
should pay the forfeit! By yonder
moon,I swear Dost believe me now?'*
"No," quoth the maiden.
"Now, what meanest thou? Why
believest thou not that I would kill tha
"Because," quoth the maiden, "thou
wouldst not know aught about it"
Chance to 8wim.
"I hear that your suburban place ls
for sale, Harker. Do you think It
would suit me?"
"Yes, if you have the proper kind of
"What kind of feet Will I heed?"
ity. It also appears that physical and
intellectual conditions of the laboring
On April 20 he left Seistan with the of mortality at Industrial centers.
which now Is only 21 per 1,000 inhabi
tants, again 27K before the law took
effect. Although food, products are
much higher in price than formerly,
consumption has increased in quantity
six per cent per capital, showing that
the buying power of the people, has
been greatly^increased through the in*
surance funds and higher wages. ,,
To Bring the Babies Around/.
When a little human machine (&r a
large one) goes wropg, nothing is so
important as the selection of food to
bring it around again.
My little baby boy fifteen months
old had pneumonia, then pame brain
fever, and no, sooner, had he got over
these than he began to cut teeth and,
being so weak, he was frequently
thrown into Convulsions," says a Colo*
"I decided a CtytngC might help, so
took him to Kansas City for a visit.
When we got there he was so very
weak'wheh he would cry he would
sink away and seemed like he would
"When I reached my sister's home
she said immediately that we must
feed htm Grap*Nuts and. although
had never used the food «we got some
and for a tew. days gave him just the
Juice::of Grape-Nuts and milk. He got
stronger so quickly we were soon feed
ing him the ©rape-puts itself and,in a
onderfully short time he latt^ned
right up and bebauie stro^ig. and vdL
"That fhpwed me something worth
knowing and, when later on my ^rl
came, I raised her on Orape-Nuti and
she is a: strong healthy baby and has
heei^ T«u will see from tlie ^ttte pho
tograph I send you what' a atrpMto^
Chubby youngster the boy is now* but
fore,we fopnd this nouruMng
Qrape-Nuts nourished |l4I.Vlaok
Important to Mother*.
carefully every bottle of CASTORIA,
a aafe aa& aura lOMdy for infante and chUdna,
md tee that It
to Uae For Over 30 Year*.
Sfca Kind Yon Ham Always Bongbt.
How It WCrks Out in Practice With
From 1885 to 1809 the sum of $432,
500,000 was expended by the various
restoration of the health of. working
men and their families. One-third of
this sum- was paid in by the employ
ers. There is no doubt, says Vice
Consul Schlemmer of Mannheim, that
it would have cost double if the.men
had been compelled to pay everything
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