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Foul play
Towaii* afternoon of the eighth
iday. Mackintosh dipped a vessel in
line sea, with the manifest inten
sion of drinking the salt water.
"Stop him!" cried Hazel, in great
agitation; and the others seized
him, and overpowered him; he
cursed them with horrible curses.
A calm voice rose in the midst,
and said: "Let us pray."
There was a dead silence, and
Mr. Hazel kneeled down and
prayed loud and fervently for food,
for rain, for wind, for patience.
The men were not so far gone
but they could lust manage to say
Next the men chewed their to
bacco pouches; and two caps, that
had been dressed with the hair on,
were divided for food.
None Was given to Mr. Hazel or
Miss Rolleston; and this was the
first Instance of Injustice or par
tiality the sailors had shown.
The next day was like the last,
with this difference, mat the suf
ferers could no longer endure their
torments In silence. The lady
groaned constantly; the sailors
groaned and cursed.
The sails being useless, the sail
ors rigged them as an awning, and
Salter water was constantly thrown
over them.
Mr. Hazel took a bailer and
drenched his own clothes and Miss
Rolleston's upon their bodies. This
relieved the hell of thirst in some
In the afternoon Hazel took
Miss Rolcston's bible and read
aloud the forty-second Psalm.
When he had done, one of the
sailors asked him to pass the bible
forward. He did bo; and in half an
hour the leaves were returned
him; the vellum binding had been
cut off, divided and eaten.
The next day was a fearful one.
'Not a cloud in the sky to give hope
of rain; the air so light, It only
Just moved them along.
Towards afternoon, the sailors
got together, forward, and left
Hazel and Miss Rolleston alone in
the stern.
"Oh," said Helen, "If I had only
a woman beside me, to pray with,
and cry with, and die with; for die
we must."
"I am not so sure of that," said
Hazel, faintly, but with a cool fort
itude all his own. "Experience
proves that the human body can
subsist, a prodigious time on very
lttle food; and saturating the
clothes with water is. 1 know, the
best way to allay thirst. And
women, thank heaven, last longer
than men, under privations."
"I shall not last long, sir," said
Helen. "Look at their eyes."
"What do you mean?"
"I mean that tiiose men there
are going to kill me."
Hazel looked furtively round;
and observed that some of the men
were actually glaring at himself
and Helen Rolleston In a dreadful
These men were six, and he but
one. They all had clasp knives;
and he had only an old penknife.
Rut he went forward, boldly, and
said: "Well, my lads, what Is it?"
The men were silent directly,
and looked sullenly down, avoiding
his eye.
Hazel saw this —that Morgan,
Prince and Mackintosh were hos
tile to him. Hut Welch and Cooper
he hoped were still friendly.
"Sir," said Fenner, civilly, but
doggedly, "we are come to this
now, that one must die for the
others to live; and the greater part
of us are for casting lots all round,
and let every man and every
woman, too, take their chance."
Hazel represented, with all the
force language possesses, that what
they meditated was a crime, the
fatal result of which was known
by experience.
But they heard in ominous si
Hazel went back to Helen Rolles
ton, sat down before her, fell to
trembling and crying.
Helen Rolleston looked at him
Willi calm and gentle pity. For a
nrument, the patient fortitude of a
woman made her a brave man's
Night came. Hazel took the
helm. He loosened it, so as to be
ready to unship it In a moment,
and use tt as a weapon.
The men huddled together for
ward and It was easy to see that
the boat was now divided into two
pffstile camps.
About 3 o'clock In tbe morning
Mackintosh was heard to say:
"Servo out the rum, no allowance,"
mul the demand was compiled with
by Morgan.
The liquor soon began to tell.
Wild yells, und fragments of
ghastly songs mingled with the
groans of misery In the doomed
At sunrise there was a great
swell upon the water, and sharp
gusts at Intervals; and on the hor
izon, to windward, might be ob
served a black spot In the sky, no
bigger than a fly. But Hazel's eyes
never left the rnvtng wretches In
the fore part of the boat; Cooper
md Welch sat In gloomy despair
imldshlps; and the others were
luddled together forward, encour
iglng each other to a desperate
About 8 o'clock In the morning,
ielcn Rolleston awoke from a brief
loze, and said, "Mr. Hazel, I have
md a strange dream. I dreamed
here waa food, and plenty ef it, on
the outside of this boat."
While these strange words were
yet in her mouth, three of the sail
ors suddenly rose up with their
knives drawn, and eyes full of mur
der and staggered aft as fast as
their enfeebled bodies could.
Hazel uttered a loud cry,
"Welch! Cooper! Will you see us
butchered?" And, unshipping the
helm, rose to his feet.
Cooper put out his arm to stop
Mackintosh, but was too late. He
did stop Morgan, however, and
said, "Come, none of that; no foul
' Irritated by this unexpected re
slstence, and maddened by drink,
Morgan turned on Cooper and
stabbed him; he sank down with a
groan; on this Welch gave Mor
gan a fearful gash, dividing his
Jugular, and was stabbed, in return,
by Prince, but not severely; these
two grappled and rolled over one
another, stabbing and cursing at
the bottom of the boat; meantime.
Mackintosh was received by Hazel
with a point blank in the face from
the helm that staggered him,
though a very powerful man, and
drove him backwards against the
mast; but, in delivering his thrust,
Hazels foot slipped, and he fell
with great violence on his head
and arm; Mackintosh recovered
himself and sprang upon the stern
thwart with his knife up and
gleaming over Helen Rolleston.
Hazel writhed round where he lay,
and struck blm desperately on the
knee with the helm. The poor
woman knew only how to suffer;
she cowered a little, and put up
two feeble hands.
The knife descended.
Rut not upon that cowering fig
A purple rippling line upon the
water had for some little time been
coming down upon them with great
rapidity; but, bent on bloody work,
they had not observed it. The boat
heled over under the sudden gust;
but the ruffian had already lost
his footing under Hazel's blow,
and, the boom striking him almost
at the same moment, he went
clean over the gunwale into the
sea; he struck It with his knife
All their lives were now gone if
Cooper, who had already recovered
his feet, had not Immediately cut
the sheet with his knife; there was
no time to slack it; and, even as it
was, the lower part of the sail was
drenched, and the boat full of wa
ter. "Slip the helm!" he roared.
The boat righted directly the
sheet was cut. the wet sail flapped
furiously and the boat yielded to
the helm and wriggled slowly away
before the whistling wind.
Mackintosh rose a few yards
astern, and swam after the boat,
with great glaring eyes; the loose
sail was not drawing, but the wind
moved the boat onward. However,
Mackintosh gained slowly, and
Hazel held up an oar like a spear,
and shouted to him that he must
promise solemnly to forego all vio
lence,, or he should never come on
board alive.
Mackintosh opened his mouth to
reply; but, at the same moment,
his eyes usddenly dilated In a fear
ful way, and he went under water,
with a gurgling cry. Yet not like
one drowning, but with a Jerk.
The next moment there was a
great bubbling of the water, as if
displaced by some large creatures
struggling below, and theu the sur
face was stained with blood.
And, lest there should be any
doubt as to the wretched man's
fate, the huge back fin of a mon
strous shark came soon after, glid
ing round and round the rolling
Now, while the water was yet
stained with his life-blood, Fenner,
excited by the fracas, broke forth
into singing, and so completed the
horror of a wild and awful scene;
for still, while he shouted, laughed,
and sang, the shark swam calmly
round and round, and the boat
crept on, her white sail bespatter
ed with blood and In her bottom
lay one man dead as a tsone; and
two poor wretches, Prince and
Welch, their short-lived feud com
posed forever, sat openly sucking
their bleeding wounds, to quench
for a moment their Intolerable
O, little do we. who never pass a
single day without bite or sup,
know the animal mull, In these dire
(To bo continued)
When Knute Bjorge, charged
with complicity In the robbery of
.lames Barney, came Into police
court - yesterday he had a pocket
full of money, In spite of the fact
that he had been thoroughly
searched before he was locked in a
cell. He was senteuced to the city
Jail for 15 days and assessed a fine
of $55 on a churge of vugrancy.
The jailors are puzzled as to how
Bjorge got the money.
LONDON, Aug. 4—Purely as a
speculation, a number ot insurance
policies ou the life of King Alfonso
of Spain are now being taken out.
Lloyds and other writers put the
rate at 20 per cent, which Indi
cates that the ruler of tbe revolu
tionary-ridden monarchy Is consid
ered none too good a risk.
Harvest Shows That United
States Farmers Will Pock
et for Wheat Alone $222,-
--000,000 More Than Last
Lift up your eyes and look.4!
on the fields, for they are 4
white already to harvest. 4
And he that reapeth re- 4
cleveth wages * • * and 4
both he that soweth and he-4
that reapeth may rejoice to- 4
gether—John 4, 35-36. 4
HICAGO, Aug. 4.
—Board of trade
men and com
mercial leaders
in Chicago, the
greatest grain
market In the
world, unite In
declaring that
the harvest of
1909 crop means
a banner year
for the Ameri
can farmer.
The wheat
crop, harvest of
which already
has started, will
be the largest,
both from a
standpoint of
acreage and value, of any crop
since the first grain was dropped
In American soil. From northern
Canada to Texas, and from the Al
leghonies to the Pacific slope,
farmers are busy with harvesters
and threshers garnering It. Sev
enty-five millions of acres were
sown in wheat this year.
Due to the plunges of James A.
Patten on the board of trade, a
great foreign demand and the in
crease of the world's population,
the price of wheat in this market
place has ben upheld.
"It's a bumper crop," every grain
man on Ia Salle street says, when
he reads the morning bulletins in
the Board of Trade building.
Railroads, elevator men, brokers,
millers and wholesalers of flour
and breadstuffs all are tn line wait
ing. A rush of harvesters through
the yellow fields and the whirr of
the thresher will be the signal for
huge moves In the world of finance
and commerce, and Chicago will be
the center of it all.
The American farmer has ceased
to be the homespun farmer. He's
now the bonanza farmer. Secre
tary George F. Stone of the board
of trade, discussing a big wheat
raiser in Minnesota, said: "Yes,
he's what we call a bonanza
farmer, or one of those fellows
who clean up from $20,000 to
$40,000 a year on their wheat crop.
They're getting to be so numerous
now that we don't pay particular
attention to them.
"The farmer of yesterday would
think he was dreaming If be could
see the way these men carry on
their business."
Pasenger agents of western rail
roads asert that there never were
so many party tickets sold for har
vest field workers from the east.
College, students by the carload are
rushed to Kansas and the Dakotas.
From the University of Chicago
alone 17.1 studeuts have gone out.
Experts her calculate the value
of American cereals this year as
not less than $8,000,000,000. This
would mean a gain over 1908 of
Nearly $800,000,000 will cbange
hands in Chicago when the wheat
crop is harvested. Compared to
the time when the harvester was
first Invented, these figures are
Abraham Lincoln was 22 years
old wheu the first harvesting ma
chine was made. Man depended
theu on the ancient scythe to gar
ner his crop. The farmer then was
"the man with the hoe." and
nothing more. The change that
lias come over harvesting methods
In a litle more than 75 years Is
greater than In all the preceding
history of the world. Berore. the
American farmer started methods
that have resulted In the bumper
crop of 1909, he depended on the
laws of nature alone to make him
rich or poor. Now man made pro
cesses have coaxed the soil and
rotation of crops will yet con
quer It.
Secretary Wilson's coulemlon
that the farmer Is a great organ
izer is borne out by letters that are
pouring into the board of trade.
Some "bonanza" men use the tele
phone and the telegraph. They ar
range for cars and sometimes spe
cial freight trains to deliver their
wheat into the market at an ad
vantageous time, and conduct their
big business with department store
In 1854 there was grown in this
country only four and one-third
bushels of wheat per capita. This
year, with less than one-third of
the people farmers, the per capita
production of wheat is more than
10 bushels. The advance made in
production is Just as notable and
no more than the advance of mod
ern methods over the single plow
and the scythe of Lincoln's boy
This advance has given the coun
try its steel mills, railways and
varied industries. It has raised the
farmer from a place of ridicule and
obscurity to the pinnacle of re
spect among his fellow Americans,
and has made his children the mas
ters of trade. It has furnished the
material and the men for great
schools and colleges, developed
new and unheard or means of sav
ing the soil for the future, and has
made the United States the chief
bread winner for the world.
Stage life In its unvarnished
state is illustrated somewhat
graphically In the quaint comedy,
"The Quakeress," presented at the
Orpheum this week by Mr. John
Hyams and Leila Mclntyre. Miss
Mclntyre is a clever impersonator
of childish parts In her "tryout"
on the stage. In part the playlet
Is solemn, but chiefly funny.
Harry Watson, Franker Woods
and Harry Burgess are the princi
pal funmakers In "The Isle of
Spice," on the bill for the entire
week. They get away with it.
"Pals" Is the sketch feature this
week, played by Edwin Carew and
company. They present It accept
ably. Will Morrlsey has the single
Lovers of music of the violin are
pleased with that rendered by Dora
Ronca, In her appearance with Jack
Hamilton, at the Pantages this
week. Hamilton ft Ronca are fur
nishing one of the leading attrac
tions with their refined singing
and musical act.
Jessie Riders, a young girl, for
feited her bond of $15 in the po
lice court yesterday by her failure
to appear on a charge of disorder
ly conduct. She is charged In a,
complaint signed by Mrs. Mary
Parker, a washerwoman, with hav
ing pulled her hair. It was ail
over the washerwoman's attempt
to collect a laundry bill, it is
One of the first violators of the
terms of agreement by which a
truce was effected between Chief
of Police Sullivan, the Northern
Pacific officials and the cabmen
and expressmen, at the Northern
Pacific depot, was arrested last
night in the person of W. L. Hub
bard. He is an expressman and
is charged by Officer Willis, who
made the arrest, with having beet:
abusive when ordered to comply
with the terms of the agreement
by keeping within the territory
allotted to the expressmen. He
must face trial on a charge of dis
orderly conduct, but is now out un
der bond of |25.
$60,000 in Surplus
prices will average
far less than two-thirds
and all the departments of
the store are included! The
sale will cover seasonable
merchandise; the finest we
have. Come to it!
An apparatus used in a crooked
game of cards caused R. D. Mc-
Fadeen, an alleged bunco man, to
he sent to the rock pile for 30 days
and to be fined $100 and costs
yesterday by Judge Mann. A spring
steel card grip to be affixed to the
arm inside a sleeve and operated
with a string in such manner that
cards can be stolen from a deck
during the progress of a game was
found in his possession.
It stands the test
you know it is
good work.
Then go to the
Modern Dentists
and you will find yourself one of
the satisfied throng who leave our
office day after day with their old
teeth made new.
You will find Our Prices to be
the Most Reasonable, consistent
with best work.
Corner of Riverside and
Pattern Hats, $5.00
A big line of our high-priced patterns to
close them out at once. Big values. Don't
miss seeing them. $5.00 each.
Yours to
They Must Be
Sold Quickly
At the prices we have placed
on the three special cars of
pianos they must be sold quickly
We must sell a dozen where we
would ordinarily sell one In order
to realize anything but a loss, so
get busy and investigate.
Pay $15 down and the balance
of $117 in weekly payments of
$1.25 and we will send to your
home today a piano that will give
you good service for the rest of
your life; an instrument that is
sold by dealers throughout the
country for $225 and $250; full
metal plate, full seven and one
third octaves, up to date in every
respect and an instrument that you
will be proud of. If you want a
little more fancy case, pay $137,
and if you want a little better
quality pay $176, $208, etc. You
save just half your piano money
on any of these Instruments you
may select.
We have said over and over
again that you can't duplicate an
Eilers' bargain, and if you will
make a fair test you will find it
so. That's why we sell more
pianos than all other firms com
Come In at your first Oppor
tunity and see these beautiful in
struments that are selling at
about. 47 cents on the dollar.
We also have In our exchange
department some old standard
makes in splendid condition that
can be purchased at about one half
their regular figure. The list In
cludes Crown, Clarendon, Whitney,
Steinway and others.
Remember that any piano you
buy of us will be exchanged if not
found satisfactory and just as rep
resented. Our guarantee is that
of the oldest and largest firm in
western America, with a capital of
Almost any reasonable terms
will be accepted on these Instru
ments. We ought to get spot cash,
but we want the man with a limit
ed purso to have a chance, so If
you can spare $1.25 per week, come
Corner Sprague and Post
G. A. Heidinger, Mgr.
Dr. at F. Setters Is now located
In suit 221 Paulsen block. Phone
Main 1565. Residence. Main 938. ««*
822 Riv
John Hymans and Leila afclntyr*)
in The Quakeress." Roe* Royal mam
her posing horse. a t3iestefMsV*''
Hayes and Johnson In "A Dream of
Baby Days." Cunningham aasl
Miirinn. comedians. Woods and Wood*)
Trio, cyclist*. The 8. F. Musical
Trio, In a refined musical iiffsilnsai
Cathryn Rowe Palmer. comedienne*
Orpheum orchestra and pictures. .
Hal Davis presents Edwin Care#«3
and Company In "Pals." the plaJi
made famous by James J. Corbett*
Mort Sharp and His DancinSj
Belles. Selblnl & Grovlni, "NoveW
ty Surprises." Will Morrlsey, staf
ing and talking comedian. BlO*
Matinee dally at 2:30. Two shows
every evening at 7:30 and 9. Prices}
—15 and 25 cents.
Pantages' Theater
E. C. Walker, Mgr.
Week Commencing Sun., July 29
Oeorge McQuarrie and Pauline
Sain in "Short Pants." Hassan and
Jelyn, marvelous ball rollers. Mar
tinetti and Grossi, European novy
city surprise artists. Hamilton ana
Ronca, a refined musical act,
Tegge & Daniels, German-Ameri
can comedians. Shelvey brothers,
sensational flexible gymnasts. Mat*
inee dally.
[Pfi3Tlr(afl 1
BETWEEN 11:30 A. M. |
AND 1 P. M.
H. C. Hayward Manage*.
"Believe me, kid, this is soma
and Every Night Thl» Week,
Matinee Saturday
(Billiken wrote It.)
The best fun and girl show eve*
produced, and never better than
right now.
Prices ridiculously low—7sc. 60c.
35c, 25c.
Four suits sponged and
pressed, $1.50.
Prompt service and good
work. i f
Charles Clements
Phone Main 2745.
Sinton The Tailor
The millionaire's tailor at
workingraan's prices.
Sou venire.
Post Cards.
Solid Gold
Rings and
Everybody visits the
Watch repairing, ring setting
and engraving.
Don't worry, we can fix It
1 door oast Hlll'a Shoe Start
We do better dental
work, more of it and we
have the greater list of
satisfied patients than
any other dental office
in the state and for the
best possible work we
charge less than others
do for inferior work.
Crowns . $5.00
Bridge Work 5.00
Plates . 5.00
518 Riverside Avenue,
1 door east Hill's Shoo Store
Spokane Press, 30c a Month.
Phone ISM,
112 N. Pest*

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