Garber Sentinel. (Garber, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 15, 1912 Page: 6 of 8
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SYNOPSIS. in through any regular port of entry.
All we were certain of was thai It
was getting In duty free—though we
couldn't prove even that. . . 80
then. I was turned loose on the prob-
lem, and I've been puzzling over It tor
He was briefly silent, apparently In
reminiscent mood. "Early In the
game," he resumed, "I had cause to
believe that most of tho stufT was
seeping In through New England So
I sat me down and tried to figure It
out from the other side's point of
view—supposing I wanted to turn
the trick 011 my own account. See?"
"Clearly. Go on."
"Being a product of this neck o
the woodB made It somn easier; I
know the const pretty thoroughly. It
struck me how all-fired easy It would
be to establish a depot for the re-
ception of goods on one of these little
Islands hereabouts—or even at some
retired point on the mainland. Then
one could ship the stuff over by any
old unlikely tramp, trans-ship It to a
smaller vessel at some agreed point
off the coast, and stow It away tor
distribution practically at one's own
convenience. With such a central
station, the stuff could be smuggled
to the railroad through any number
of small harbors—a trunkful here, a
of speech If I couldn't Insidiously talk j in a grey wash of seas to starDoartl.
you into gon g where I wanted to— "Some navlgatln . that!" Appleyard
No Man's Lund, Muskeget, Tucker-i observed coniplaceu-ly Coast watched
Gnrrett Coast, a youns man of New
York City, meets Douglas Blackstock, who
Invites lifrri to a card party. He accepts,
ulthough la- dislikes Blackstock. tile run-
ton being that both are lo love with Kath-
erlno Thaxtur. Coast falls to convince her
that niackstoi.'k ts unworthy of her
friendship. At the party Coast meets two
named Dundas ami Van Tuyl. There Is
a quarrel, and Blackstock shoots Van
Tuyl dead Coast struM^ies to wrest the
weapon from him. thus the police dis-
cover them. Coast Is arrested for murder.
He Is convlrted, but as lit* btgfas tits sun
tence, Dundaa names Blackstock as the
murderer and kills himself. Coast be-
comes free, but Blackstock tins married
Katherlne Thaxter and lied Coast pur-
chases a yacht and while sailing sees a
man thrown from a distant boat. He res-
cues the tallow who Is named Appleyard.
They arrive at a lonely Island, known as
No Man's Land. Coast starts out to ex-
plore the place and comes upon Homo de-
serted buildings. He discovers a man
dead, t'pon Kolnn further and approach-
Ins a house he si-es Katherlne Thaxter.
who explains that her husband, under the
.name of Black, has bought the Island.
He Is blind, a wireless operator and has
a station tht-re Coast Informs her that
her husband murdered Van Tuyl. Coast
Sees Bla« kstock and some Chinamen
burying a man. They Are at him, but he
Is rescued by Appleyard, who gets him
to the Echo In safety.
"A change has come over the Bplrlt
of our dream—yes?" Appleyard In
quired. "Nothing like food on the bu
man stomach to make the skies seem
brighter. Not that It seems to affect
this weather any: It's thick as curds
We ought to pick up that buoy before
long—won't be happy till 1 get it"
"You're sure about thiB thing?"
asked Coast, perhaps not quite co-
herently The other seemed to un-
derstand him, none the less.
"Ab-solut-lully," he returned. "I
know where we started from and what
we're aiming for; this Is a perfectly
good compass, to long as you keep It
Irotn flirting with the coll; and I've
made allowance for a lee-tide. You
Coast sat down. "Well?" he said,
with the air of one no longer to be
"Wel-I," said the little man re-
luctantly, "If you must know all
Coast received an amused
glance. "1 read the papers."
"What's that go to do—"
"So, when you were kind enough
to tell me your real name, after your
gallant rescue yesterday morning, I
knew at once Just who and what you
"O!" said Coast, a thought blankly.
"Just so. It never occurred to you
that you were a public character, In
a way? I noticed that. And your lack
of self-consciousness Interested me
Also the aroma of mystery you ex
hale, Intriguled (if 1 may coin the
word) my romantic Imagination."
Coast flushed "The deuce It did!"
he exclaimed angrily.
"Don't lose your temper—please.
1 know 1 sound impertinent, but I
don't mean to be so; It's just my
tempryment makes me such a cut-up
. When 1 waked up before you
did yesterday, I thought It all out,
and 1 sez to myself, sez I: 'His biog
raphy ain't half-written yet, and un-
less I'm mistaken something grievous.
Romance Is a-leadln' of hint by 'he
hand, like a little che-lld If I can
work It, I'm goln' to stick round and
see what happens next You see, It's
my business to go about nosing Into
"I see." said Coast curtly, with a
feeling of contempt which he took no
trouble to disguise.
"Yes," assented Appleyard serene-
ly "I make my living that way
Government pays me a handsome sal-
ary lor doing it."
"What!" A light was beginning to
to dawn upon Coast.
The little man nodded gravely "The
G S Secret Service." he affirmed
"Let us begin at the beginning, lor
clearer uudrestandlng," Appleyard
continued "I'm not here tor my
health—I'm on the Job; and things
have shaped round so that I want
Vonr help temporarily—while you cer-
;ainly need mine. That's why I'm let
ting you In by the basemetu door and
speaking in slage whispere You get
me? What I'm telling you Is to be
kept under your hat "
"Certainly; that's understood"
"Ktght you are n0w, the
particular phase of lawless Industry
at present engaging my distinguished
prolessional attention Is"—he allowed
himselt the dramatic pause—"smug
gllug For some lime the Treasury
Department has been aware thai a
very considerable quantity r>( highly
dutiable goods was ilndlus its way
Into the country—mainly lor the New
York markets—without paying (oil
A syndicate of Maiden Lane Jewelers
has been reaping most of the profit,
although other goods have been com
Ing through; but that's by the way
Now the Customs net is fine enough
to assure us that no such heavy im
o^tHtlons could have been sueaked
nuck. Chappaquiddick. or wherever
"I'm ready to certify you're quali-
fied to talk the hind legs off the do-
mestic mule." Coast averred with en
"Don't worry; I'm a merciful man
. . . Katber cheap, that—what?"
"Your lault: you fed It to me. I'm
beginning to think you tnust be the
only original, perfectly-pasteurised
mascot. Siuoe we met the very stars
have seemed to battle In their course
for me. Even the fog helped—shunt-
ing us off to No Man's Land."
"I had no particular notion of In-
vestigating that island first of all; but
1 number of circumstances made me
suspect we were in Its neighborhood.
I had figured It out that the variation
uf the magnetised compass muBt have
carried us sou'west, for one thing;
and the absence of fog signals made
me think we must have got well south
of the main-traveled routes; finally.
I knew that, once south of Devil s
Bridge, the set of the tide would
snake us out toward No Man's Land
So, when we ran aground and I went
ashore, leaving you asleep, 1 wasn't
surprised to recognize the place."
"You could—In that fog?"
"I've an excellent memory, and had
visited the Island a good many times
on fishing trips when 1 was a boy in
these parts. That abandoned fishing
village made me sure of my ground;
in the days when the bluefish ran in
these waters there used to be quite
a settlement there. . . . However.
I'm fortunate In the possession of a
sense of locality something above the
average, and though It was pitch dark,
at first, and thick as mud, I wasn't
"We Ought Pick Up That Buoy Before Long—"
trunkful there, all disguised as pas- I afraid of losing myself So I struck
senger baggage; and these waters are
so thick with small cralt that their
comings and goings attract practically
no attention. . . . Plausible, lea-
"To cut It short, I finally satisfied
myself that the schoonor employed I ously numbered
for the trans-shipment was the fisher I
man that, as you saw, preferred my
room to my company. I took a chance
there, like a fool—lucky to get ott
with a whole skin But by the time
I hit the water I felt pretty sure they
had some sure-enough good reason
lor not wanting any strangers hang
"I'd think you Justified In assuming
"The worst of It was, that mishap
made me a marked man; I'd been a
wee mite too Indiscreet For a while
I thought I'd have to fade Into the
background and let one of my brother
sleuths polish off the Job You can
fancy how that would have galled
Fortunately you offered yourself—"
"1 like that," Coast commented.
"Anyway, my magnificent imagina-
tion offered you to me." Appleyard
pursued without loss of countenance
"I began to see bow easy It would lie
(o snoop along the coast as your crew
—inconspicuous, unsuspected You
seemed to have only the vaguest Idea
ot what you wanted to do, where you
wanted to cruise. And I'd begin to
suspect myself ot failure of the parts
out boldly, and by daylight had made
a number of Interesting discoveries.
Hello! . . . Good morning.
The little man got up and bowed
profoundly, as to a valued acqualn
tance, to a black can buoy conspicu
Appleyard shift tne spokes uutll the
Echo swung upon a course at a salient
angle to that which she had been
holding "And now where?"
Appleyard looked up Irotn the bin-
nacle. "No'tb by east," he said ab-
stractedly; then, rousing: "Quick s
Hole, and It please you I venture to
recommend the spot. It's quiet, re-
tired, charmingly salubrious: quite a
cosy corner for a day's loaf."
"Loaf!" exclaimed Coast in exas-
"Tut," said the little man In a tone
of mild reproof; "and again tut. Kft-
soons I will a tale unfold that'll shed
a heap of light upon the plot oi this
Issue of the Half-Dime Library Know
you not that Desmond the Dachshund
Detective Is on the scent? . . .
Le's see: where'd I get off?"
"You were on the point of making
some Interesting discoveries," Coast
"To be sure. ... As I was
about to say, I felt my way along,
lost It, and presently stumbled onto
what seemed a pretty raw slice ot
melodrama . . . The first thing I
struck for was the farmhouse. Last
I heard of the Island, It was Inhabited
by a single family, a farmer, his wile
and a couple of kids. Must've been
a bit lonesome, but they didn't seem
to mind. They do say the man once
petitioned the State Legislature to
build a school-house on the island to
educate his offspring, on the ground
that as a taxpayer be was entitled to
their schooling at the expense of the
Commonwealth. Shrewd customer;
as 1 recall It he nominated himself lor
the Job of Janitor and bis wile to be
school-mistress, both on salary! . .
1 had It in mind to pump him, you
see, but somehow I missed the farm
house, the first cast. And when 1
pulled up to take soundings I heard a
curious sort of noise—singular in
that locality, at least; one of those
noises that, once heard, is never for-
gotten; as nearly as I can describe It.
a sort of ripping crash—very irregular
in duration and much muffled by dis-
tance and fog. I picked up my ears
and tried to mark down the quarter it
came from. Then I followed It up as
best I could. After two or three false
turns I fell over what seemed to be
a wire stay, groped round and found
a mast. The noise had stopped by
this time, but 1 knew what bad made
it without doubt; that mast was an
aerial, and I'd been listening to some-
body operating a wireless station.
Next thing, I made out a glow of light
that led me to a window. By now 1
was Interested and laying very low
(to be continued.)
DRAPING THE WINDOW
NEED NOT BE CONSIDERED MUCH
OF A PROBLEM.
80 Many Materials tc Select From
j That the Task Is Now Compara-
tively Easy—Some Conven-
To drape windows artistically and
not exclude any of the very necessary
\ light often becomes a serious prob-
So many Inexpensive yet exceed-
I ingly attractive materials are dls-
I played that the task becomes com-
[ parattvely easy.
For the nursery windows there are
j many appropriate designs, depleting
j scenes from the Mother Goose
j rhymes or Alice In Wonderland.
Any material may be used, from
common yellow muslin to linen crash.
! Two straight pieces form the sides.
These are Joined by a valance across
the top of the window. The curtains
are hung from a narrow brass rod.
To prevent the dust from collecting,
they are hung without a heading.
Any soft, neutral coloring Is at-
tractive for the stenciling. Old delft-
blue against a rich cream background
would be charming.
Ofttlmes the window Is narrow and
we desire to have It appear wider.
The straight curtains hung from the
sides have this tendency.
| The curtain may start rrom the
j very edge of the window frame and
Like Father, Like Son.
Bishop Weildon, dean of Man-
chester. speaking at the annual con-
ference of the National Association of
Head Teachers at Manchester recent-
ly, said that when head-master of
Harrow he once wrote to a seer about
bis son's betting habits. The peer
replied: "I am much obliged for your
letter, but 1 think 1 ought to tell you
I am much worse myself." Another
parent wrote to Dr Welldown;
"Whenever you find It necessary to
flog my son at school I shall give him
another flogging at home." This the
dean described as a somewhat unin-
telligible support of the school by the
home which might not be altogether
Transference of Heat.
A singular phenomenon Is to be
noted in iron working establishments.
A bar of iron is taken by the end
and the other end is plunged into a
fire, heating it strongly, but not so
much that the hand cannot retain its
hold. The heated end is then
plunged into a pail of cold water.
Immediately the other end becomes
so hot that it is Impossible to bold
It This phenomenon, familiar to
workmen in iron, is ascribed by them
to some repellent action they suppose
the sudden cold exerts upon the beat
contained in the iron, which is thus
driven to the opposite extremity.
extend beyond the width of the dra-
pery. This gives an added width of a
foot or less, as desired.
The conventional design of blocks
may either be stenciled at home or
purchased at the shops.
A narrow rod of brass 1s used and
Windmill as Motive Power
French Invention Applies the Princi-
ple to Vehicles Which Move at
Long ago the patent offices of the
world came to the conclusion through
experts that few basic principles are
embodied in new inventions Adapta
tions of old and well known laws of
physics merely are applied In a new
form In mechanical contrivances
What shall be said of M Constantin.
a French Inventor who has applied a
windmill wheel to the front of ve
hides which move at high speed, or
which have to move against heavy
head winds? To the end, too, of con
serving the energies which drive the
As we understand It, the inven'or
has gone no further than the build
ing of a small model wagon The
wagon Is ol aluminum and weigh*
about four pounds But with its
wind wheel mounted In front and
turned toward the air-driven from an
ordinary electrtc fan, the vehicle
takes a shoot Into the wind With a
large fan of the general office or res-
taurant type, the small wagon takes
a 6 per cent grade with a load of
20 pounds In the wagon box
The principle of the Invention takes
for granted that the wheel mounted
In front of a huge van Imposes a mini-
mum of additional wind pressure Buf
as the wind blows strong, or as tba
movement of a power driven vehicle
creates Its own head pressure, the
axis of the wind wheel, engaging gear-
ed wheels through a spiral groove In
the axle, returns from air friction a
innrked quantity of energy wlilrh may
be of great value In automobiles,
motor trucks, electric earn, and rail-
LACE USED ON EVERYTHING
At Least, There Are Few Articles of
the Costume on Which It Is
With the emphasis laid on revolu-
tionary modes and styles of the em-
pire, lace has assumed a place of Im-
portance that It were well to consider
In planning lrocks or ornate dresses
for afternoon and evening
Ruffles of lace have been placed on
the lower edge of skirts under the
tunic There Is little tulness In these
new skirts. The straight silhouette,
although decidedly removed from the
hobble line of last season, must be ad-
hered to and, therefore, the ruffles
must be scant.
Many long sleeves show ruffles at
the wrist Fine laces are used for
this, giving solt folds of white over
Lace Is used for Jabots, passes,
revers and collarettes on blouses
Wide and narrow bands and edgings
are equally popular Frills of, black
and white lace fall down the fronts
of cloth frocks. They are in the ma-
jority of caBes adjustable, and one
dress, theretore, can show many lit
tie touches by the mere removal and
replacing of a frill
The use-of lace on evening hats Is
decidedly noticeable. High, puffed
crowns of allover Valenciennes lace,
of coarser varieties or of Irish lace
In combination with Valenciennes are
used on models that have lightness of
weight and fresh colorings tor their
Wraps are trimmed with heavy
laces edged with fur. Hoods ot lace
lined with shirred chiffon or soft
plaiting" of stIk are In demand; and
the draperies are hung from small
brass rings. This makes a dainty,
simple dressing lor the narrow win-
It Is often difficult to treat the lat-
ticed window effectively. Perhaps
this suggestion will prove a help. The
window In Itself Is a decorative fea-
ture, theretore the draperies should
be plain. Soft curtains of swlss or
muslin edged with a tiny ruffle of the
same make a quaint, pretty finish for
the latticed window.
They are usually caught back with
a cord or narrow band of the same
Another suggestion for the plain
window is to have the draperies ex-
tend twelve or fourteen inches below
the sill. A valance Joins them at the
The narrow rod may be of brass 01
painted wood. The curtains are hung
from small brass rings.
Pretty French cretonnes or poplins
make attractive draperies. Plain col-
ors may have bands of cretonne to
border tbem. The flowers or design
may be carefully cut out and ap-
pliqued on the curtains.
For those who do not care to make
the draperies, an endless variety may
be had at the shops.
These curtains launder beautifully,
and are thoroughly practical from
every point of view.
There Is absolutely no excuse for
not having attractive windows when
simple draperies, costing a painfully
small sum, may be had with very lit-
Wedding Gown Adornment.
The latest Parisian wedding gown
has a caplike adornment of tulle for
the hair, with a tiny line of roses
forming an edge. The veil is folded
over it and falls In soft, crisp folds
at each side of the hem of the dress.
The Parisian bride no longer walks
up the aisle with a veil concealing her
face. It Is now a real factor of the
beauty of the whole costume.
you may be sure that the French
modistes always meet a demand.
Lace scarfs, beaded and trimmed
with bands of chenille embroidery, are
shown in many of the little shops In
which accessories of dress are em-
phasized. By the way, how many "lit-
tle shops" there are over In Paris!
NEAT PAPER WEIGHT
There are only two features that It
is necessary that a paper weight
should contain. The one ts that it
should be heavy, and the other is that
It should be as ornamental as possi-
ble, A very capital paper weight can
be made with the aid of any ordinary
empty wooden match box, filled with
shot or small stones, or anything of
weight, and then entirely covered
with some dainty remnant of silk or
satin on which some pretty floral de-
sign has been either embroidered or
pain ted. When this has been done,
to complete the weight, it should be
edged with a fine silk cord, chosen In
some contrasting shade of color In
our sketch may be seen an ornamen-
tal little article of tills kind, made in
the manner directed.
A badly torn nail is kept safe rrom
further Injury by a strip of sticking
plaster reaching well down on the
nail and over the fleshy part or tho
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