The Shawnee Daily Herald. (Shawnee, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 214, Ed. 1 Friday, April 21, 1911 Page: 3 of 6
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THE SHAWNEE HERALD
FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1911
ByJHENRY KITCHELL WEBSTER
ILLUSTRATIONS-BY CHAS. W. ROSSER
Copyright ' 10 l>,v The Century ( Copyright 'In by the Sucpms:
CHAPTEIt I.—Phillip Cayley, ac
i nked of a crime of which he Is not
Kuilty, resigns from the army in dis-
grace, his affection for his Intimate
fri«nd, Ldeut. Perry Hunter, turned to
hatred. Cayley seeks solitude, where
he perfects a flying machine, consist-
ing of a pair of great wings, whose
motive force is the muscular power
of his own body. While soaring ovei
lh*- Arctic regions, he picks up n
urioutly shaped stick he had seei
n the assassin's hand. Mounting
■gain, ho discovers a yacht anchored]
in the bay. Descending near the
meets a girl on an ici
CHAPTER II.—He learns that the
girl's name is Jeanne Fielding and
that the yacht has come north to seek
Front Wednesday. I
I wan only th nwMjiliipi, In his opin-
ion. of this Immense store.
At the sound of the word "gold." the
eyes of the man named Roscoe had
brightened for the first time slnoe
they hud taken him, shivering from
his long Immersion in the cold water,
aboard the Walrus. He drew into tile
circle that sat about the reading lamp,
and began asking questions. Gold was
something he knew about. He bad
mined it in Australia. In California,
and In the Klondike. He questioned
Captain Fielding about the exact
whereabouts of the ledge, about the
sort of ore It occurred in, and about
the best means of cutting It out.
To some extent his own excitement
Infected the others. Even Captain
1'lanck. whose only well-understood
form of wealth was whale blubber, be-
gan to take an Interest In Hosooe'a
questions and In the explorer's an-
swers to them.
It was a strange and rather pathetle
iiius of her father, Captain Fielding, 80rt of eicltement, Captain Fielding
in arctic explorer. A party from ,tho,ught To tl,em' ln thelr practical-
.•arsomely, at times, but had never
penotrated far enough to learn th«
secret of its mystery, If it had one.
"And then?" Planck asked.
"Why, they'll send out a relief party
from the yacht, of course. The yacht's
people know what rations the search-
( Ing party took with them, and when
they don't come back in two days,
they'll probably set out from the |
yacht, with every Hble-bodied man on j
board, and try to And the first party j
and bring it in. As soon as they are j
well out of hearing, we take the j
yacht. We may not find a living soul j
aboard her; and we certainly can't I
leave one there. But we'll steam up I
find take our gold aboard—all our I
gold And then, well—there's where J
you'll come ln."
"Hut what then, man? My God! j
what thenf Do you suppose we can
go steaming into San Francisco, or
any other port in the world, with all
that gold in our hull and another cap- |
tain's log and papers? We might Just
an well hang ourselves from our owe,
crow jack yard."
I hope your wits will Improve when j
you get a deck under your feet" Ros-
coe growled "On land he.e you're
arctic explorer. A party from
the yacht is making a searoh ashore.
He volunteers to make a searoh of
the land. After he departs Jeanne
finds that Cayley had dropped a cur-
"That wasn't why we didn't do It.
You was a stranger, and you was ln a
bad way. There was a mob of men
that wanted you mighty bad, and we
gave you shelter and carried you off
and made you a regular sharin' mem-
ber of the crew. Of course if we'd
bad any reason to act contrary, we'd
have done so. And that's why it
seemed to us—to me, I would say,
that you probably had some reason
In tbis case, here. And, well—we'd
like to know what It Is."
But the man he had addressed as
ly hopeless plight, gold was about the
least useful thing they could find; not
hard enough to tip lances or arrows
with, too heavy and too easily melted
for domestic purposes However, It
gave them something to think about,
and he, without a suspicion of the
sinister direction ln which these
thoughts might turn, went on and toid
them ail he knew.
When, after a period of tantallilng
twilight, the sun again came fairly
over the horizon, they besought their
commander, with a savage sort of
eagerness from which he might have
augured ill, that he take them at
once to the ledge They had caught
sight of It from a distance, even as
Cayley had done, hung In the air
above the valley, and had run reck-
lessly on ahead of their leader When
he eame up to them, he found them
us m«u no iiaa addressed as "" > up to tnem, he found them
"Roscoe" strode on with unabated dangerously excited, the man Roscoe
MCA OH 1 f ha hoH V---j 1-1 fntrl ir Aam^A .a J , . .
pace, as If he had not heard For any
attention he paid to his questioner he
might have been alone In that ex-
panse of ice and sky.
Planck accepted the silent rebuff aa
If It had bean only what he had ex-
pected, but he sighed regretfully He
had once known, and It was only four
7**tb ago. that same swaggering trick
of contemptuous authority himself.
He had been master, the most tyran-
nical sort of master, some say, to be
found anywhere in the world; the
oaptaln of an American whaler And
this very man, at whose heels he was
scrambling along over the Ice, had
been one of his crew; had never ap-
roached the quarter-deck where he
reigned supreme, without an apolo-
getic hand at his forelock, and had
fairly dazed and drunken with It.
Finally Fielding had left them to
their own devices, and came away
with his two companions And until
the light of that short day had begun
to fall, they—the Walrus people-
staved, gloating over this strangely
For three days after that the man
Roscoe never spoke a word On the
fourth day, when the little party as
sembled for their mid-day meal, the 11
men of the Walrus were the only
ones to answer the summons. Cap-
tain Fleldjng and his two companions
Captain Planck could not recall that
meal no* without shuddering for
there at the foot of the lable. oppo-
site to him, had sat the man Hoscoe
FOREIGN VISITORS OF NOTE
foreigners of note who arrived in
this country aboard the Moureiania.
which recently arrived In New York.
Above is Count Leo Tolstoy, Jr., the
third son #of the great "Russian novel-
ist, (on the left), and Sir Frank
Newnes, son of the- late (leorge
Newnes. Below is Dr. K. I. Grenfell
and his wife. Dr. Grenfell is the
physician and missionary who has
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has conte to America to study the
social conditions here.
happened what seemed to them tne
Btrangest thing of all. They had seen
a solitary straggler from the search-
ing party coming along across the
Ice. He could not see them. It would
have been perfectly easy to evade
him, but Roscoe now ordered them
to go down to him and tell him who
they were, and to offer to escort him
along the trail down the glacier. And
at a certain point they were to lag
behind nnd let him go on alone. That
was all any of them knew of their
leader's plans, till they saw the flying
dart and the smudge of crimson on
N'ow, at last, came Planck to the
leader, asking the reason why. Rut I
his mission, as It appeared, had not
For a long time Roscoe walked i
steadily on, until the two had come |
far up the glacier Finally, when he I
did stop, he whirled quite around and
stood confronting Planck, squarely ln
the middle of a narrow path between
two deep fissures la the Ice. His eyes
were glittering malevolently.
l*o you know any reason," he
Bsked ln a thick voice, "why I don't
him* up 'on The 'deck* 'Seward ! J.S, murder written plain in cverV
But the Walrus had been destined ,1"". !" f"7' ,i', had looked "
never to see port again. She lingered Th . j k,' " 3 m"n' ,hat rtay'
too long on the whaling grounds lo .hi* Balel? bloo<1 lust in ,lls «>'«« made
get back through Behrlng strait that nth"' P0B'"ve'y terr,Mng. o that the
fall; and failed in the .iterant to v „ "a"k uway from hlm' VMM
make McKenzle bay. w^^.H Sot toUke offenle IltT H " 'T <« - thick "vo^T-w^'don"'
whaler. In similar plight put In forth, hihtrious spirit, for L fl" « P!°k 3'°" "p nnd dra >°u >"
winter. Instead of this frlendlv bar- l v. "" ,,n" of those eracks 'Here, ft- why I don't
bor she wa. caught in the pack and ' n T . " h,m: 8eefficd
carried, relentlessly, north and west- J? , ? ~ " "00d ''omP«lo .
ward The milling rrea.ure of great M ? p' nck abdicated his lead
masse, of Ice cru.hedT her slout ZT l "'/"J w"
hull, so that the open water they had w . . 'aC' IIe had known
been hoping for, became, at once "^ershlp he mu.t
their deadliest peril. The moment the him w murderer out and execute
ice broke away, she would go to the I (h V1 he dld not do
bottom like a plummet I *j! ' murderer, not he. would here-
But still the slow. irresistible drift ' , command thp Party, and that
of the ice-pack carried them north and Mt obedfen'""J"' 'h* pronlpt"
west Into a latitude and longitude 1 iti ° ^ he would foUow
Which, so far as they knew no human 'uckle.s tr, > -horn they were
travelers had ever crosMori ""
And, then In the depth of the arctic rom day 10 *kls there had
night, bereft of hope, and half mutln- been n" mor* murders. Roscoe had
oua. they found a land that never h id hem with a decision and a
been charted, and. most .marvelous of 'rliru'e?oe w''lch put anything like
all, a human welcome. For here on mBul)OI'dinatlon out of the question.
the shore were Captain Fielding and I H® had been obe5",,i better than Cap-
the two other survivors of his ill- taln p,anck «v" had been. He had
fated expedition. worked them fiercely all those four
The fate of the explorer's ship bad v""l'a' cuttlll8- everlastingly, at that
been. It seemed, precisely that of the womlerful. exhautles. golden Wge,
Walrus, She had been caught ln the bp""nK ,tlfi friable ore out of It with
pack, crushed In It and carried nirnw i henvv mauls, then, laboriously, eon-
serve ><,u us I served that fellow yes
Planck thought he meant to do It,
but, with the fatalism that mark, the
men of his profession, he stood fast
■ nd eyed his big opponent,
•Tou're strong enough to," he said.
And I'll do.lt if I want to: you
know that," Roscoe supplemented
"Yes. I know that." The «lg man
"Well, I'm not going to now be-
cause I choose not to. Listen If you
had the chance, could you navigate
that boIM mahogany, hand-painted
ship down there?"
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The general depression current all
over the country for the past few
; months has had Its influence upon
Shawnee but the local merchants are
pleased with the outlook for the
coming spring and summer months.
B. N. Jarrell of the Madden-Jarrel
j Co., said yesterday:
"Wie have sixteen stores in vari-
about as much good as a p.„can In I 'OW"B Un? clt'es ot Te*^ :ln"
ft foot race. No, your sailing orders okIuh,,ma """ although there has
won't be San Francisco, nor any oth- l,eeu 11 lull in the business of our
er port that has such a thing as a '''tablishment here, we find that it
revenue officer about. But you ought j ''as been as bad or worse in other
to know the north coast line over | locations. Shawnee is no worse off
I*™" aa McKenzle bay. than any city of Its side In the coun-
You must know some harbor there frv Th„rn hfl„ ,,„„n .....
where we can lie up for the winter ! , i , 0en IIttIe comn">r-
and not be bothered" r, activity In the whole United
"I could take ®'a'es f°r some time and we natur-
ally suffer here in sympathy with
the general inaction. Business has
increased within the past few days,
I believe that with the beginning of
the improvements planned by the
Shawnee Development Co., that
Shawnee will be greeted with a new
era of prosperity."
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puck, crushed in It and carried against
this coast. Before the coming ot
rrring. and wi s it the breaking o.
the ice, Fielding and his men had been
able to carry their stores ashpre, an<
of these, the greater part still ro
Of the Walrus people, in all, there
wfcre 11, and these, with the three
original castaways, settled down to
the prospect of an indefinite number
of years upon that nameless coast.
We can live like Christians," Cap
tain Fielding had said, "and we can
His superior knowledge of arctic
conditions made h!m, rather than t'ap-
tain Planck, naturally command r of
the little company He established
ths regimen of their life, doled out
ti® tore from day to day, and, as
best he could, through that long win-
ter night, provided entertainment for
the forlorn litt'e group. He told them
veying the gnat rule slabs of pure
metal on rough sledges over the per-
petual ice of the glacier to a cave
near the-shore, where they had de-
posited it. There were literally tons
of it hidden there when the smoke
from the yacht's funnel was first Keen
on the horizon.
The moment the news of the ap-
proaching steamer was reported to
Ropcoo, he had entered upon what
seemed to his followers a thoroughly
Irrational and inexplicable line of ac-
tion Ho had ordered them, first, to
remove all signs of recent habitation
jrom the hut to the cave whorf their
gold was concealed; then, to cover th#
rave mouth with a heap of boulders,
lo secure It against discovery.
Long before the strongest glass on
the whip could have made out their
moving figures, he took the whole
parly back to the hills in hiding. He
i.uiuiii iin e group He told tnem to me nms in Hiding. He
of his exploratluns on the coast, of thr had k^pt them from answering the
1ft v of thfi lull. I 9 ...l,n # Ihn «■■■% *1. . ....
lay of the land, of what they might
.hope to see when the sun should
come back to them, marking the be
ftnnlng of another long arctic day
Among other thine-, uult« ,„y
he told Ihem of a lodge In the hills,
across the glncler. which contained,
he believed, the most extraordinary
deposli of gold in the world. So la-
credlbly ilch was it, that the reck
Itself hr.d nlr:osi been rnlftcsd by
solid metal. The Alaska gold, he said,
halls and the gun-flre from the yacht
by the heer weight of his authority,
without vo ehsallng a word of expla-
The next day they had seen the
scat ching parly come ashore, and with
their knowledge of the lay of the
land found it perfectly easy to evade „rm y0 ,h, .
observation, though nothing but the w« can capture the yacht now v*ill.
strong liabit of obedience kept them they're n«hor«."
from- courting It, K ' ■
Then, along ln th
Eye* Were Glittering Malev*
There are probably ten able bodied
men left on the yacht. That's not
good enough odds, considering the
way they're armed But about an
hour ago I sent Miguel down to the
shore party, to be their guide. He
Isn't going to say anything nluch to
ihem, but what he says will be
• I enough, I reckon. He's to pretend, he's
Planck cleared his throat, as If I dotty and can't understand what they
something were stifling him. "With a say to him."
°T' m'C \answered ' Planck's eyes widened a little and
loulcl hchwartz run Jhose nickel- he did not ask hU next question very
Plated engine, he'll find ,n her, do you | steadily "Where Is he going to tZ
"Well Within j_ _. Cant j'011 Suess that? He's going
a chance to m u , M"V* JOU I t0 lead them ltlt0 r"S lake, of course "
Ln' to N°W' , m The thou*ht <" ft neck's
going to tell you my plan, not be- teeth ohatter Fug lake was, perhaps.
cause you asked me, but because I
want you to know. I'd run the whole
thing alone If I could, but I want you
with me. We're going to take that
yacht and we're going off alone In her
we of the Whaler, alone. Do you
"They're better armed than w«,"
said Planck reflectively; "better fed
better everything And man for man!
bar you, they're Just as good, and
they're three to one of us. It will
want some pretty good planning."
"You needn't worry about that," an-
swered Roscoe. "I didn't expect you
make the plans; I knew you
couldn't. I've made them myself;
they're working right now. Can you
keep your tongue In your head and
"That searching party didn't go
hack to the yacht last night They're
all camped together—about 20 of them
—down In the Little Bear valley
There aren't above half a dosen flr ^
arms in the bunch; none of the sail-
ors from the yacht have any, and
they've got about two days' ratlona.
They're all there together, except the
onu man we accounted for yesterday."
"I see," said Planck; "and you think
the most curious natural phenomenon
upon thai strange arctic land—a little
cup-shaped valley, from which the fog
never lifted—had never lifted one# in
all the four years they had lived there.
On days when the rest of the land
was clear, the fog hung there, half
way up the side of the hills, so that
from the ridges surrounding It It real
ly looked like a strange vapory sea.
They had explored the edees of It,
and not be bothered.
"Yes," said Planck
the yacht to such a place as that.
There's a very good harbor In behind
Hlrshel Island. But what will we do
when we get there?"
"After that, ll's my afTuIr," said
Roscoe. "We'll winter on the yacht.
Then when the weather begins to
loosen up a bit. but before the spring
thaws, we'll land our gold and our
stores: cache all the gold, except
what we can carry over the trail, say,
about 600 pounds of It, and we'll leave
the yacht's seacocks open, so that
when the lee goes out, she'll scuttle
herself. Wo shall probably And
sledges, and perhaps a pony or two,
on the yacht. If we do. It will be
easy It's only a short hike to one
of the tributaries of the Porcupine
river Once we reach the Porcupine,
It will be easy, for It flows Into the
Yukon, and that's, as good as a rail-
way line. We'll make a raft and float
all the way down to Saint Michaels
with no .trouble at all. The gold we
have with us will be enough to take
us„down 10 Vancouver, and (here we
can charter a ship. You lake command
of her, and 'we go north through, the '
straits ugaln that very summer next j
summer lhat will be. of course We
f back to the harbor where we' left
the yacht. You can figure out the
rest for yourself, I guess "
"Yes," said Planck. "It's all very
well—only won't there be a good
many to trust that sort of secret to?"
Roscoe looked at him with a savage
sort bf grin "Come, you're Improving.
But that hike across the mountains to
the upper tributaries of the Porcupine
Is a hard trail • There aren't likely to
be many of us left by the lime we
get started floating down open water.
When we get to the Yukon It won't
be surprising If there Isn't anybody
left at all, but you knd me."
(To lie Continued I
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