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I i k is V J 'A.. - i S v 01 1 to D isb . ruaryj cle ir as v tr THE YINDHAM COUNTY REFORMER, FRIDAY, JANUARY 2, 1903. THE BROKEN AXLE, Dangerous pftftwf In Iron bikI Stoel. Uumwii l'orila on Be ami Land. An axle breaks under a car of the limited tktpress. Only one axle, yet it wrecks the tiie train; a dozon porscms, perhaps, killed and injured. What made that axle break Mid not some other? Was not the struin the same for all f Yes, but that particular axle had a weak spot in it may be from the day it waB cast. It is often so with the hafts of steamships. The weak spots do not show on the outside and are discovered only when they have caused disaster. The lame with your body. What is the weak pot? Where is it? You or your doctor may know that possibly, for the body feels and shows signs in ways that niachiiies do not. When you know it you should take pains to protoet it. When you do not know it you should tuke the best possiMo care of your geueral health. Avoid excess of every tindand preserve thofuuctiouai balanceand regularity of your system by using Caleura Solvent, a new medicine, discovered by Dr. David Kennedy of Kingston, N. Y. , a physi cian known to the people of this country by his success as a surgeon and pathologist for the pant thirty years. This remedy, his latest and best, is a builder and lieuler, an invigorant and purifier, and protects you against a collapse of your weak spots, lie member the name Culeura Solvent, and accept no other instead of it. COPVRWMt IMS. I 1l AUTHOR SYNOPSIS OF THE PLUNDEHERS RAILROADS. TIME TABLE CENTRAL VERMONT RY. Effective Oct. IS. 'Ol. Trains leave Brattleboro as follows : 8.23 a. in., Daily for Springfield, week days for New York. 7.25 a. m., Week days for New London; connects at Miller Fallsfor Troy: at Palmer for Boston. 7.60 a. in., Week davs for South Londonderry. 9.10 a. iu., Week days for Springlleld and New York. 10.16 a. m.. Week days for Millers Falls, connect ing for Boston. 2.27 p. m., Week days for Springfield and New York. 4.36 p. m., Week days for New London and New York via. Norwich Line Steamer; connects at Palmer for Boston. 4.36 p. m.. Daily for Springfield and New 1 ork. 6.45 p. m.. Week days for South Londonderry. i3fSubiect to ch'ange without notice. E. H. FITZHUGH, V. P. and O. M.. St. Albans. S. W. CUMMINGS. (!. P. A., St. Albans. Chanter I Amy Rivera, the ward of Theo dore SI. elf, a hypocrite, is engaged to Hamilton Fuirlax. II Mielf proposes a piratical scheme to rntrlek (' bel, shelf being under the malign Influence of Mrs. Shelf. III. IV, V and VI The scheme Is to slilpgold toNew Orleans, overinsurnig It and wrecking It. shelf and (anihel employ Cuprum Owen Kettle to coli'imtm! the steamer, the 1'ort L'tlee, and to carry nut the plan, t'unibel hails In the Mteainer. Lv. Bellows Falls, Arr. Brattleboro, . Lv. So. Vernon, Greenfield. Arr. Springfield, gOSTON & MAINE R. R. Winter Arrangement. In effect Oct. 13, 1902 Conn, and Passunipsic Division. TBAINS BOUND SOUTH. a.m. a.m. p.m. 4.40 8.20 1.33 6.18 9.01) 6.46 9.40 6.22 10.07 7.2S 11.20 a. m. a.m. TRAINS BOUND NORTH. Leave Bellows Falls 6.30 a. in.. 7.00. m.n5 p. m. Arr. Windsor 8.36 a. 11.50 p. ru. TRAINS NORTH BOUND. a. ni. a. m. Lv. Sprlnirtleld. t!.65 9.05 " Greenfield. t7.02 10.12 1.46 4.35 " Brattleboro, 77-45 11.06 2.30 6.30 10.15 Arr. Bellows Falls, 78.23 11.62 3.08 6.20 10.68 a. in. a. m. p. m. p. m p. in. TRAINS SOUTH BOUND. Leave Windsor "3.60, 7.24 a. in., 12.25, 12.16, 3.05. 6.10 mixed), p. m. Arr. Bellows Falls 4.36, 8.13 a. m., 1.18, 3.51, 6.30 (mixed), p. in. 7Sundays only. Daily. D. J. FLANDERS, Gen. Pass, and Ticket Agt. 2.22 2.43 3.13 4.10 J). Ill 12.08, 1.05, 3.55, ?.m. p. m. 2.60 3.30 p.m. 3.63 4.; 6.00 5.26 0.20 p. m. 3.10. 7.50, p.m. 8.16 9.28 Colorado The way to get the best ac commodation is via the GREAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE. 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"If one might judge from the lacquered majesty of yourottlec appointments," fid Patrick Cumuel, taking one of the big ohalrs In Sholf 's Inner snuotum, "your firm it doing a roaring fine business." Mr. Theodore Shelf seated himself before his desk and began sorting out some pa pers. "The turnover," he said evasively, "is enormous. Our operations are most z tensive." "Extensive and peculiar," commented Cam bel. "But I regret to say that during the last 18 months the firm's prollti have seri ously decreased and tho scope of its opera tions been much hampered. I take credit to myself that this diminution could have been nrevented bv no aotlon on my part It Is ntiroly the outcome of the times the lazy greed of the working classes, foment ed by the frotlilngs of paid agitators. The series of strikes which we have had to con tend against is unprecedented." "Is HP Well, I don't know. There have been labor bothers all down through his tory, and I fancy they'll continue to the end of time. If you'll reoollect, there was oertaln Egyptian king who once had troublos with bis bricklayers, and I fancy there have been similar difficulties trotting ti . .m LCiuuii iu luvuy quick sno eessiuu over since. Of course each man thinks his own employees the most un reasonable mid grasping that have evei uttered opinion since the record began. That's only natural, but I might point out to you that in definite results you aren't in the worst box yet. Your chariot hasn't been upset iu the Red sea so far, and it may be that a oertaln operation in the Mexican gulf will piece up the wheels and sot lt running on triumphantly. Grumble if you like, Mr. Shelf, but don't make yourself out to be the worst used man in history. Pharaoh hadn't half your opportunities." "Yes, yes, "said Shelf, who didn't relish this kind of conversation, "but ws will come to business, If you please." "Bight you are. Let's finish floating the swindle." "Mr. Cambel," exclaimed the other pas sionately, "will you never learn to mod erate your language? There area hundred clerks within a hundred feet of you through thnt door, and sometimes even walls can listen and repeat. Besides I ob ject altogether to your phraseology. We engage in no such things as swindles In the city. Our operations are all commer cial enterprise." "Very well," said Cambel, shrugging his shoulders, "don't let's squabble over It, You call your spade what you like, only I reserve a right to slap on a plainer brand. We're built differently, Mr. 8holf. I prefer to be honest in my dishonesty. 1 And now, as I vo said, let s get to bust- Boss. You say the charter of this stennier I of yours, the Fort Edes, has expired and , she's back on your hands. She's 8,000 tons, built under Lloyds' survey and ! classed 100 Al. She's well englnod and j has just been drydocked. Sho'll insure for every sixpence of her value without comment, and there's nothing more nat ural than to send out your specie In such s sound bottom. Remains to pick a suitable complement." "I've got a master waiting here now by appointment. His name's Kettle. I have him to a certain extent under my thumb, and I fancy he'll prove a reliable man. He was once in our firm's employment" "Owen Kettlo, by any chancer" Mr. Shelf referred to a paper on his : writing table. "Captain Owen Kettle yes. He was j the man who lost the Doge of Venice, niid i Bince then he's never had another ship. " "Poor wretch yes, I know. ThotDogo! of Venioe case was an awful scandal. Owners tilled up the board of trade stir- veyor to the teeth with champagne, or j she'd never have been passed to sen. As it was, she'd such an unholy reputation j that two crews ran from her before they j could gut her manned. She was as rotten i as rust and tumbled rivets could make her, and she was sent to sea as a coffin ship to earn her dividends out of Lloyds. Kettle had been out of a job for some time. He was a desporate man, with a family de- pending on him, and be went as skipper luuy conscious of wnat was expected of him. He did it like a man. He let the Doge of Venice founder in a North sea gale, and by a marvelous chance managed to save bis ship's company. At the in quiry, of course, he was made scapegoat, and he didn't contrive to save his ticket. They suspended bis master's certificate for a year. On the strength of that he applied to owners for maintenance, putting lt on the reasonable claims of services rendered. Owners, being npright merchants and sen sible men, naturally repudiated all knowl edge or liability; said he was a blackmail ing sooundrel as well as an unskillful sea man and threatened him with an action ; for libel. Kettle, not having a solitary I proof to show, did the only thing left for him to do, and that was eat dirt or sub side. But the Incident and the subsequent starvation haven't tended to sweeten his temper. mate on a Pacific ship, and be was just a holy terror with his men. He simply kept alive by carrying his fist on a revolver butt. There wasn't a man who's served with Red Kettle three weeks that wouldn't have cheerfully swung for the enjoyment of murdering him." "You appear to know a good deal about this man." "When it suits my purpose," returned Cambel dryly, "I mostly contrive to know something about anybody. However, it's no use disoussing the poor beggar any longer. What's amiss with having him in here?" Shelf touched one of the electric buttons l which studded the edge of bis tabic, and a clerk appeared, who went away ag.iln and shortly returned. With him was a shriv eled np little man of about 40, with a red bead and a peaked red beard, who made a stiff, nervous salaam to Mr. Theodore Shelf and then turned to stare at Cambel with puckered amazement. Cambel nodded and laughed. "Been carrying any more pilgrims from Port Said to the Morocco coast on Iron decks?" be said. I never did that," snapped Captain "Ah, one's roimory fails at times. dare say also you forget a water funilne when the condenser broke down, and a trifling affray with knuckle dusters and other toys, and a dash of cholera, and nine dead bodies of Hadjis which went over board? Perhaps, too, you don't remember fudging a clean bill of benltb and blacK sheeshing certain officials of his ShereofJon majesty f" "No," said Captain Kettle sourly, "I don't remember." "I'm going to forget lt also, If you'll provo yourself a senslblo man and deal amii'iibly with Mr. Shelf and myself. I'm also going to forget that when you were hipping rioe for Calcutta in 1882 you rented mats you called your own to tho consignor and made a tidy penny out of that, and I shall similarly let slip from my memory a trilling squeeze of $800 which you made out of a stevedore in Mew Orleans before you let him touch your ship in the fall of 1887." "You can't make anything out of those," said Kottle. "They're the ordi nary customs of the trade. " "Ship masters' perquisites for which owners pay. Exactly. I know skippers consider these trifles to be their lawful right, but a oourt of law might be Igno rant enough to set them down as robbery." "I should like to know where've you got all these things from, " Captain Kettle demanded, facing Cambel with his loan, scraggy neck thrust forth nearly a foot from its stepping. "I should like to know, too, how you're here? I'd a fancy you were dead." "Other people have labored under that Impression. But I've an awkward knack of keeping alive. You're the same. The faoulty may prove useful to us both in the course of the next month If you're not ass enough to refuse 600." "Ilol Thnt'sthe game we've got about, Is it? What old wind jammer do you want me to lose now?" "Sir!" thundered SI elf, lifting his voice for the first time. "This is pretty lan guage. I would have you remember that but a short time ago you were In my em ploy." "And a fat lot of good It did me," re torted tho sailor. " But, " he added, with the sudden recollection that it Is never wise of a master mariner to irritate any shipown er, "but, sir, I Wasn't talking to you. I fancied it was Mr. Cambel here who was wanting to deal with me." "Then your fancy carried you astroy, oaptaln," said Sholf. "Come, come, don't lot us get angry with one another. As I repeatedly impress on all who come In contact with me, there is never any good born out of words voiced In anger. Mr. Cambel has seen fit to mention a few of your shall I say eccentricities, just to show er that we understand one an other." "To show he's got bis knife In me, Mr. Shelf, and can wraggle it If he chooses." "Whut a fractious pepper box it is," said Cambel, with a laugh. "Man, dear, if I've got to be shipmates with you for a solid month, d'ye think I'd put your back more up tbsn's necessary? If you remem ber me at all, you must know I'm the mon sense, mid l-y degrees It dawned upon him that Mr. Shelf's projoot, when re moved of its top dressing of religion, was In its naked self something vory different from what ho had ut first been drawn to bollove. As this idea grow upon him the devotional droop faded from the oorners of his lips, and his mouth drew to a hard, straight line scarcely to bo distinguished among the curving bristles of hair which surrounded it. But he mndo no interrup tion and drank in every word till the speaker had delivered the whole of his say. Then he utlerod his decision. "So, gentlemen, you are standing in partners over this precious business? And because you know mo to be a poor, broke man, with a wife and family, you naturally think you can buy me to work for you off the straight. Well, perhaps thot's possi ble, but there are two ways of doing It, and of the two I like Mr. Cambel's best. When a man's a blackguard, it don't make him swallow any the sweeter for settlnar un to be a little tin saint. And I don t mind who I say that to." "My good man," snarled Shelf, "do you mean to threaten me?" "No, I don't I just gave you my own opinion, as from man toman, just because I respect mysolf. But I'm not going round to your chapel to shout lt out to tbem that sit under you Sundays. They wouldn't believe me if I did, not now at any rate. Besides lt wouldn't do me any good, and I couldn't afford It. I'm a needy man, Mr. Shelf, as you have guessed, and that's why I'm going to accept your offer. But don't let us have any misunderstanding between ourselves as to what lt foots up to. "What I'm going to sign on for direct ly, when you hand me the papers, is a spell of piracy on the high seas, neither more nor Jess. And I'm going to have money all paid down In advance before I ring an engine bell on your blasted tramp of a steamer. I guess that's fair enough. My famlly'U want something to go on with if I'm oaugbt, and if one's found out ! at this game It's just a common ordinary hanging matter yos, sir, swing by the neck till I'm doad as an ax, and may the Lord have mercy on yout miserable tag of a soul. That's what this tea party means, and for your dirty 4:600 you're buying a live human man." ! Kettle. "Ho! That't the aame, U UT" deuce of a stickler for my own personal comfort and convenience. You can bet I haven't been talking nt you through gratu itous cruelty. But Mr. Shelf and I have got a yarn to bring out directly, which is a bit of a coarse, tough filierod yarn, and we didn't want you to give it a top dress ing of varnish. So, by way of safeguard, I pointed out to you that if we show our selves to be sinners you needn't sing out that you find yourself in evil company for the first time." Mr. Theodore Shelf had been shuffling his foot uneasily for some time. Cambel's method of speech jarred him to the verge of profanity. His own salntliness was a garb which he never threw entirely away at any moment. His voice had always the oily drone of ho conventicle. His smug hypocrisy was a porennlal source of prido and comfort to him, without which he would have felt very lonely and abandoned. At this point he drew the conversation Into his own bands. It had been said of him that he always addressed the house of commons as though it were the congrega tion of his own tin tabernacle, and he preached cut bis scheme of plunder, vio lence and other moral uncleanness with similar fervent unction. Cambel was openly amused and once broke out Into a mocking laugh. He was never at any pains to conceal his oontempt for Mr. Theodore bhelf, which was more honest than judl clous on his part. Kettle, on the other hand, wore the puckered face of a puzzled man. The combination of cant and orlni- fnnlif n u 1. ... 1 1 Latterly he s been serving as i Men of his own nmfinn . .t. Baa 1 ..... . . . . . -r- : oensve line aevils un boo tod at sea and ; then grovel In clamorous piety among the pews of some obscure dissenting obapel tne moment they get ashore. It is a pecul I lar trait, but the average sea captain be- lieves that he can lay up a stock of fire in- suranoe of this sort which will comfort ably see him through future efforts. But in Kettle's mind shipowners were a vast ly different class of beings, and so lt never occurred to him that the same might ap ply to them. In this attitude Captain Kettle listened to the sermon which was reeled out to him and rather gathered that the project he was exhorted to take part in was In some obscure manner a missionary enterprise promoted solely In the honor and glory of Mr. Theodore Shelf's own particular nar row little deity, and had Mr. Shelf made any appreciable pause between bis sono rous periods Kettle would have felt lt bis' respectful duty to slip in a humble "amen." But the dictator of the great shipping firm was too fearful of Interrup tions from his partner to give any open ing for a syllable of comment But If Captain Owen Kettle was un versed In the finer niceties of the art of hypocrisy be was a man of angular oom- CHAPTER VL tm HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS IN GOLD. The little red bearded man had gone, slimming the door noisily behind him. Shelf mopped his large white faco with a scented pocket hondkerehief "Do you think," he said nervously, "do you think we may trust him?" ''To begin with, we've got to now, whether we like lt or not He's nothing to gain by playing traitor." "But would he betray us In case of sue oess?" "Perhaps," said Cambel, "he won't have the chance. Other hands on that steamer will have to share the secret In whole or in part. Perhaps they won't all of them come through it alive. If you re member that we are plotting deliberate piracy on the high seas, you will recognize that there is precedent for a considerable percentage of casualties." The city man shudfered. Through the double windows came the sullen roar of a London street, and in imagination he seemed to distinguish the bowl of the crowd joined in execration against him. His eye fell upon a paper on the desk. It was the formal notice from her bankers that his wife's account was heavily over drawn. He lifted the paper and tore it With his teeth, then smote the table so that geysers flew from the ink wells. But bis passion found no outlet in words. He spoke In his platform voice and said noth ing about the prime compelling force. "Wo will not talk of thoso unpleasant details, if you please, Mr. Cambel. I my heart is weak, I think, and they turn me sick. But, at whatever cost we must go through with the affulr. It is necessary that I make a heavy coup within tho next mouth, or the consequences may be disas trous." "Mnrraaduke Rivers & Shelf will go down? Quite so. I also am at the end of ' my cash balance, so that money seems to . be the impelling power fur each of us. ! And, after all, I suppose It's natural. Out j of fiction men don't gamble with their ; nocks for the sheer aiiiubcmeiit of the , thing. They cither do it for the love of '. place, or tho love of woman, or the love j of gold, and of the three the last is the ' best prize tb win, because with it you can ; buy the others. But coma, now, wako up, j sir, and let's get on with the business, j I'm not so sweet on this city atmosphere of yours that I care to spend another morning down here if it can be avoided. How ore you going to ral&o the specie?" "I'll proceed about lt at once," said Shelf, pressing another of the buttons on his desk. " Vou may as well witness ev ery step of the process. " In answer to the bell Fairfax came into the room, nodded rather sillily to Cambel and turned to Shelf with an expectant 'yes, sir." In terse businesslike phrase his princi pal touched upon the silver crisis in America and the gold famine in the southern states. Then he explained the external view of his projected enterprise. "The Port Edes," be said, "is in the Her ouloneum d. k, returned on our hands today. Wire Liverpool at once asking for freights to Norfolk, Va.; Pensacola, Fla.; Mobile, Ala., or New Orleans at lowest rates. New Orleans Is her final port, and offer that at IS per cent less. Captain Owen Kettle will be In command, and he sails in four days from now. , "When you have deputed your clerks to do this, go yourself to the bank and nego tiate for half a million in gold to be deliv ered on board the Port Edes In dock. The Insurance policy on the money will be de posited with the bank to secure them In full for the loan itself, and for their other charges the credit of the house will easily suffice. That clear?" "Perfectly," said Fairfax, "but I should like to remind you of one thing wharf thefts at New Orleans are notorious, and you'll have to pay heavily to Insure against tbem." "I know, more heavily than for risks across the ocean and the run of the river. Underwriters are justly nervous about those all nation thieves. But in this in stance I propose to save myself that foe , and insure in a different way. Mr. Cam- ' Del la going out on the Port Edes express ly as my representative, and I fancy that he and the captain together will be capable of seolng to safe delivery. The ship's ar rival will be reported by telegraph from the pass nt Mississippi mouth, and my New Orleans agent can calculate her ap pearance alongside the levee to a quarter of an hour. He will meet her with ve hicles and a strong escort of deputy sheriffs as she brings In to her berth and take the specie boxes off by the first gangway which Is put ashore, and carry them straight to a bank. Does this strike you as a sound course?" "Yes," said Fairfax thoughtfully. ' I see no undue risks. By the way, as the Port Edes Is merely a cargo tramp and doesn't hold a certificate for passengers, I'm afraid the board of trade wouldn't let Mr. Cambel travel by ber simply as the Arm's representative. But that could be easily overcome. " "Oh," said Cambel, "I'll sign on ar ticles in the usual way as one of the ship's company as fourth mate, ray, or doctor WHO salary of a shilling for the run. Tian't the first time that f leasing fiction has been palmed upon a skipping master. It doesn't deceive any one, you know, be cause tho rate rt wages gives ono away tur hni: the aountrv's mutton boaded paternal shipping laws are obeyed, Fairfax laughed and went Into the outer offices, and Patrick Cambel turned to the shipowner with a couple of quostlons. "To begin with," he said, "why did you offer freight to Norfolk and Ponsaoola and Mobile und those placos? If you call In there, the natural thing would be to get the specie ashore and express it by rail road dlroot to New Orleans. If you miss that chance a:id start oarrylng it round by sea, the thinj looks fishy at once. Now, fJshinossisan aspect which we can't afford In the very least degree. The swindle will call up quite enough sensation in its most honest and straightforward dress." "My dear Mr. Ciimbel, ploase give me credit for a little more finesse. I see tho objection to intermediate ports as iiiuoh as you do, but I merely mentioned them to Fulrfux as a blind. To begin with, it Is a hundred to one chance against our getting anv cariro consiiriu .1 to them at this sea son of tho year at all, even if we offered to carry it grutis. In the second place, if it was offered I could easily get out 01 it in 60 ways. Aftcrwurd, when the deplorable accident takes place, an Inquiry Into this will help to draw off attention from your FJoridlan peninsula. Any one Inclined to carp will instantly be told that we were equally ready to put the specie ashore on the Virginia coast if our other cargo had led us there. What do you think of that now?" "Beg your pardon. That's olear sighted enough and should work correctly. But I fancy my other objection Is better founded. What in the nameof plague did you go and economize overlnsurance for? Why didn't you get the Stuff underwritten lap p to the strongroom of the bank?" "Tosove 1500. It ri aren't froing past the middle of the Mexican gu!f, what Is the use of wasting money by insuring further?" "Five hundred pounds in a deal of 600,0001 A mere straw in a cartload!" "That, my dear Mr. Cambel, Is busi ness. As I often assure my young friends commencing life, if one takes care of the pennies, the pounds take care of them selves. It Is by looking after what yon are pleased to consider trivial sums like these that the firm of Marmaduke Rivers & Shelf has risen to its present eminence." "Oh, wlndl" retorted Cambel. "Don't tell me." "Sir!" exclaimed Shelf. "Well, if you will have lt, the eminence appears to be uncommon tottery, and be cause of your Infernal meanness you're doing your best to bring It over. It's just trifles like this that tell. Consider what'll happen after the catastrophe. There'll be an Inquiry that'll lay every thing bare down to tho very bed plates. Do you think they won't jump on this point nt oncer The stuff's fully Insured up to Now Orleans. It isn't insured on the levee and In the streets where the thefts are notorious. Doesn't this drop an Instantaneous hint tbut lt was never In tended to got so far?" "No," said Shelf sourly. "I don't see that lt does." "Then," retorted Cambel, "I differ from you entirely, and as I'm to be the active agent In this affair and have to take the first and gravest physical risk I do not choose to have my retreat unnecessarily hampered. I must Insist upon your re calling Fairfax for additional Instructions. That extra Insurance has got to be paid." "Then pay it yourself." "That's outside the bargain. Working expenses are your contribution to the part nership. And besides, for another thing, I couldn't plank down that money if I wished. I haven't it In the world." "Mr. Cambel, I believe you. Will you extend tho same oourteey to me when I tell you that if I were to attempt raising ever such a trivial sum as 600 today it would precipitate me into bankruptcy to morrow." "Whewl Are yon nipped as badly as all thut?" "I have a remorseless drain on mi which drinks up the profits of this busi ness like a great sponge. It is a domestio drain, and I cannot resist lt." "You poor devil," said Cambel, with the first scrap of sympathy he bad yet shown to his partner. "I believe I under stand, and it tones down your dingy color.- Vou aren't quite all black. I belleva by your own painting you're among a moderate sort of gray. And if I've been beastly rude and hard with you, becausa I've considered you a soapy scoundrel playing entirely for your own hand, I'll ! apologize to you. That isn't in the least polite, but I think it's plain, and perhaps wo shall got on together better now. But about this bankruptcy. It'll be rather a mess if you go smash before our Florida operation realizes Its profits. It will thicken the Inquiry down to a very un pleasant keenness." "I think I shall keep cn my feet Mr. Cambel. I trust, I pray, I shall, and, more- over, I thank you for what you have said. I do confess that your manner of speech : has wounded me much at times." j "Oh, as to that," returned Cambel, "I say -spade' when I mean it and I don't eare to mix religion with theft when I'm talking with a coconspirator. But I fancy we understand one another more comfort ably now, and I'll leave you to make the rest of the arrangements here in London, j This afternoon I'll pick up Kettle and run down to Liverpool and get things in band there. They'll require care. To begin with, there's a suitable armament to be smuggled on board without advertisement And there are the nefarious preparations to be made. Piracy on the high seas Is not a thing to be undertaken lightly nowa- uaya. xur is muraerr Oh, my God!" cried Shelf. "Don'i speak of these horrors." "I speak of them," replied Cambel grimly, "because it is right that you should understand what will probably be done. I don't intend to redden my fingers if lt can be avoided, but as I put my neck In jeopardy, fillure or no failure, I natu rally don't intend to hesitate at any action which will bring unqualified success. "Only understand fully, Mr. Theodore Sholf, that piracy you are already an ao tive sharer In, and if there's murder done to boot yon will be as guilty as the worst, even though you sit here In your snug London offices while other rougher men are handling pistol and knife iu the gulf or In a Florida mangrove swamp." 'St. Vitus Bancel makes a child conspicuous in public, destroys all hope of pleasure at home ; and, if allowed to continue, effectually ruins the future of the child. 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