The Gate Valley Star (Gate, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 28, 1919 Page: 2 of 8
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THE VALLEY STAR, GATE, OKLAHOMA
Carlyle Realizes His Life Is
Hanging in Balance.
8ynopsia — Geoffry Carlyle,
muster of gulling ships nt twen-
ty-six. l« sentenced to 20 years'
servitude It the American col-
onies for participation In the
Monmouth rebellion In Knuhiml.
Among the passengers on hoard
the ship on which he Is sent
ii cross are Roger Fairfax,
wealthy Maryland planter; Ids
niece. Dorothy Fairfax, and Lieu-
tenant Handle/., a Spaniard, who
became acquainted with the Fair-
faxes in London. Carlyle meets
Dorothy, who Informs him her
uncle has bought his services.
Sanchez shows himself an enemy
of Carlyle. The Fairfax party,
now on Its own sloop In tlie
Chesapeake bay, encounters a
mysterious bark, the Nainur of
Rotterdam. Carlyle discovers
that Sanchez Is "Black Sanchez,"
planning to steal the Fairfax
gold and abduct Dorothy. He
fights Sanchez and leaves him
for dead. In a battle with
Sanchez' followers, however, he
Is overpowered and thrown Into
the bay. In a desperate effort
to save Dorothy, Carlyle decides
to swim to the Nainur. Ily a
ruse he gets aboard and min-
gles with the crew.
stood enjoying the scene, a w4de grin had. Haines tells me your nam*
on his durk fuce, revealing a row of dates, and that you are English."
white teeth under a Jet-black mus-
"You, sir—you are an officer?"
"I have charge of the deck."
"Then where ain I to go?"
The mulatto, surprised by the sud-
den question, glanced Inquiringly
toward Kstadu, who had already com-
pletely lost his sense of humor.
"Go!" the latter growled. "Why
send the wench helow. I'll see to her
IF THIN AND NERVOUS,
ffathla* Plain Bltro-rhosphat* M
Fat on rtrm, llealtliy Flesh and
to Increase Mrength, Vigor
and Nervo Fore*.
When one stops to consider tho boat of
thin people who are aearchlng continually
- - - 'or some method by which they may In-
the man as his eyes frankly met mine, hXwa'tho roundly
later, and teach her who Is the master | He appeared honest and square, a flue | 0„ of protrudln* wi" «
That's right; I shipped flrst out of
"So did I, mate—twenty years ago
though, und I never went back since, j
My name Is Tom Watkins. Let's shake;
there is quite a sprinkling of us Brit- I
lshers aboard, und we ought to hafg
He put out a big, hnlry fist, and I
gripped It heartily, decidedly liking j
here. Off with her now, but be back I type of the English seaiuuu.
quickly." He leaned out over the rail. "Tom Watkins, you said. Muy I ask
sending his gruff voice below. "Send 1 If you were out on the bow-sprit aloug
up that chest, you men. Hook on the, with Haines last night?"
their prisoner was the girl—and who
else could It be?—she remained alive,
helplessly bound to prevent either
struggle, or outcry, und destined to a
fate far worse than death.
My own life hung In the balance—
nay, rather, my doom was alreudy
sealed. There seemingly was but one
chance for escape left—that was to
drop silently overboard. (Jod, no! that
would be the cruven act of a coward.
Better far to stay, and kill, or even be
killed, than to be forever cursed by
my own conscience.
The fellows sent down from the
main chains to the bout brought the
Injured captain up flrst. This required
the services of three men, Ills body
hanging limp between them, his up-
turned face showing ghastly in the
llamlng of the torch thrust out over
the rail. To every appearance It was
apparently a corpse they hnndled, ex-
cept for their tenderness, and a single
groan to which the white lips gnve ut-
terance, when one of the bearers
slipped, wrenching the wounded body
with a sharp pang of pnln. Once safe-
ly on deck, the three bore him across
to the after cabin aud disappeared
down the steps.
boat, Manuel, and let her drag; we
must get out of here In a hurry. All
"Ay, ay, sir."
"Then sheet home; how la It for-
"Both anchors apeak, sir."
"Smartly done—hard down with
your helm there! That's It; now let j
iier play off slowly."
He caught sight of me. All the sav-
age brutality of his nature hud been
brought to the surface by Dorothy's
stinging words, and he sought now
some tit opportunity to give It vent
Before I could move, he had gripped
me by the collar, und swung me ubout,
su that the light streaming out from
the cabin fell directly 011 my fuce.
"Whut the devil ure you doing, loaf-
ing aft here? I've seen you hanging
ubout for ten minutes, never Uftlug u
hand. Who are you unyhow?"
"Joe Gates, sir."
"Gates—another damned Kngllsh-
muu! How did you ever get ubourd
It was the returning LeVere who
made explanation before I could reply.
"Manuel brought him on hourd last
night. IMcked him *ip drunk ashore."
"I see. Well now, do you happen to
have any Ideu who I am. Gates?"
"No, sir—only that you are one of
"I am the flrst officer, and In com-
uiund at present. I'edro Estadu is my
'Just ufore the longboat come In?
Yes, we#were there."
"Well, I was down below, hanging
to the v'uble, and overheurd you two
talking together. Somehow, Watkins,
you do not seem tome to flt In exactly
with this gang of pirates; you don't
look to be that sort. How long have
you been with them?"
Carlyle gets further attention
from the bru'.a' Estada, but in a
different form. What may It
portend? Does it offer hope of
final escape or further danger to
Carlyle and Dorothy?
LeVere shouted an order, and a sud-
den flare was lighted amidships, the
circle of flnme Illuminating u part of
the deck, and spreading out over the
wild expanse of water. Scarcely had
a minute elapsed before It came sweep-
ing Into the radius of light—nt tlrst a
dim, spectral shadow, scarcely to be
recognized; then, almost as suddenly
revealed In all Its details—a boat of
size, flying toward us under a lug sail,
keeling well over, and topping the sea
swells like a bird on wing. LeVere
railed for men to stand by. the fellows
rushing past me to their stations, but,
In the fascination of the moment, 1
failed to move. I could do nothing but
stare out across the Intervening wa-
ter, with eyes fastened on thnt swiftly
approaching boat. I must see. I must
know the message It brought; what
ntnry It held of the tragedy. Manuel
held the tiller, with Kstadn seated be-
side him. leaning forward, and ges-
ticulating with one hand, ns he direct-
ed the course. I had never seen these
two. yet I knew them beyond a doubt.
Mender, nnd Anderson (at lenst I sup
posed these to be the two) were poised
nt the sail halyards, ready to let the
straining sheet down at a run. while
Cochoae crouched low In the how. Ills
black hand uplifted, gripping a coll of
rope. Their faces were all turned for-
ward. lighted by the flare from our
dock, and I felt n shudder of fear run
over me—no expression on nny coun-
tenance spoke of defeat; even the ugly
features of the negro beamed with de-
But was that all? Was that all?
Surely not. Forward of the single
must was stowed the chest, while In
the open space between the helmsman
and the two sailors were stretched two
motionless bodies. LeVere, gripping a
stay-rope, nnd leaning well out, hulled
"Ahoy, the boat! You can make It?"
"Ay!" came back Kstada's voice.
"Stand by to fend us off. Call all
hands, and break anchor as soon us we
"Very well, sir. Where Is Captain
Kstudu pointed downward In swift,
"Here nt my feet—badly hurt, but
will recover. Send two men down to
help when we make fust. Now, Co-
chose—let go of your rope; watch out
l stood, gripping liurd at the rail,
aud staring dowu at the sceue below,
us the men In the boat made fast, l
felt puralyzed, und helpless, unable to
move. 1 had no business to reniuln
there; every prospect of security de-
pended on my Joining the crew. Yet
only one thought gripped uie—Sanchez
was not dead! And that other body?
That of Dorothy Fairfax, without
doubt, yet certainly Dot lifeless. If
up Into the chains, while Anderson
nnd Mendez were lifting the girl to
her feet, and rather roughly urging
her forward. Her eyes reflected all
the unutterable horror which for the
moment dominated her mind, while
her loosened hair, disarranged by
struggle, only served to Intensify the
pallor of her face.
"Hustle her along lively, boys,"
shouted back Kstada coarsely. "If she
Estada had already swung himself nauie- Now, you damned English
whelp, remember that!"
Before I even suspected what was
coming, his unexpected action as swift
as the leap of a poised tiger, he struck
me fairly between the eyes with the
butt of a pistol, and 1 went down
sprawling onto the deck. For a mo-
ment 1 seemed, In spite of the vicious-
ness of the blow, to retain n spark of
consciousness, for I knew he kicked
me savugely with his heavy sea boots;
j I felt the pain, and even heard the
words, and curses, accompanying each
MYou drunken dog! You whelp of a
sea wolf! You English cur! Take
that—damn you ! And that! You'll
not forget me for awhile. That's It
—squirm. I like to see It. When you
wake up again, you'll remember I'edro
Estada. How did that feel, you grunt-
ing pig? Here, LeVere, Manuel, throw
this sot Into the forecnstle. Curse you,
here Is one more to Jog your memory."
The henvy, Iron-shod boot landed
full In my face, and every sensation
left me as I sank limply back, bloody
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
SAID HE SAW HELL AFLOAT
Some Excuse for Backwoodsman's
Story When He First Saw the
Competition for passenger trade
among steambout companies on the
Hudson river in the euriy days of
steam navigation went so far some-
times that It defeated Its own ends
and was somewhat amusing in the
retrospect. Such was the case with
the Armenia, one of the flrst boats
built which was fast enough to make
most of the trip from New York t«
Albany by daylight. This was for tin
purpose of attracting passengers who
wished to view the beuutlful river
scenery, but for fear that scenery alone
would pnll on the passengers, th* own-
ers also installed a steam calliope. The
calliope was simply a series of s*!eaiu
whistles pitched In vurlous kejs of
sufficient number to play simple runes.
The Armenia was considered some-
thing remarkable when she flrst ap-
peared, as Indeed she was. The de-
mand on her boilers for steam to blow
the calliope whistles was so great,
however, that the expense of furnish-
ing the passengers with steam tunes
as well as speedy transportation was
more than the owners could afford.
The story Is told of a Catsklll back-
woodsman. who, while visiting a river
town for the first time, saw the Ar
menia plying along before dawn,
spouting sparks and smoke and with
all her discordant whistles blowing
On bis return home he told a wonder-
ful tale of seeing the devil going up
the river in a sawmill with all the
denizens of heil on board shrieking In
ant bloom ot health and ractlvene.. It
la no wonder that many and ,valle,4 * f„
gest ions along this lino appear from time to
time In public print. . . , ...
While excessive thinness might be at
trlbuted to various and subtle causes in
different individuals It Is a well-known tact
that the lack of .undent Phosphorous In
the human system Is very large y respon-
sible for this condition. ^xperlraeirta on
humans and animals by many sclentlsts
have demonstrated beyond question or
doubt that a body deficient tn £ho8£h°™"i
becomes nervous, sickly and thin. A note<1
author and professor In
Islry and Food Nutrition." published In 1918,
says: "• • • that the amount of phos-
phorous required for the normal
of man Is seriously undfrestlmated In many
Ot our standard text boolts.1'
It seems to be well established that this
deficiency in phosphorous may now be met
by ' he use of an organic phosphate known
throughout English speaking countr es "
Bitro-Phjsphate. Through the assimilation
of this phosphate by the nerve tissue the
phosrhorlc content when absorbed In 1M
amount normally required by nature soon
produces a welcome change In our boay ana
mind. Nerve tension disappears, vigor and
strength replace weakness and lack of ener-
gy. and the whole body soon loses Its ugly
hollows and abrupt angles, becoming envel-
oped In a glow of perfect health and beauty
and the will and strength to be up and
d°CAUTION:—While Bltro-Phosphate ta un-
surpassed for the relief of nervousness, gen-
eral debility, etc., those taking it who Oo
not desire to put on flesh should use extra
care In avoiding fat-producing foods.
Your Beauty Doctor
All druggists; Soap 2f>. Ointment 25 A 60. Talcum 26.
Sample farh free of "Ootleara, Dspt K. Bestea "
||K BUY AND SKLL Industrial, oil, mining
stocks of all descriptions. Fitagerald & Co.,
Brokers. Bontmsns Bank Bld«*. St. Louis.
Just as Usual.
"IIow Is your baseball team here?"
asked the guest with the tintlnabu-
"Well, all winter they are the cham-
peens of the whole region and sweep
everything before 'em like a cyclone,"
replied the landlord at the tavern at
Grudge. "But when spring comes and
they begin to plpv matched games
'pears like something always gets the
matter with 'em to keep 'em from win-
ning anything but execrations and
such like."—Kansas City Star.
If you use Red Cross Ball Blue In
your laundry, you will not be troubled
by those tiny rust spots, often caused
by Inferior bluing. Try It and see.
"Didn't you sny you were something
of a bolshevlst?"
"Yes. But I'm cured. You see, I
used to be one of these people who
wanted to Join every new society that
Chose to Continue Playing the Fool.
won't move, give her a sliove. Then
tie her up again, und take the turn of
a rope 'round her. What do you think
this Is—a queen's receptlou? Move
lively, senorlta," In mock sarcasm.
Her gaze settled on him, where he
hung far out, grasping a backstay,
watching the movements below, and
her slender form straightened ns by
the acquisition of new strength.
"If these creatures will take their
hands off me," she said, using their
tongue without n tremor In the clear
voice. "1 itin easily go up alone. What
Is it you are so afraid of—a woman?"
The expression of Kstadn's face
promised an outburst of profanity, but.
Instead of giving It utterance, he lifted
tils <ap In a sudden pretense ut gal-
"Your pardon, senorlta," he said In
a tone of mockery. "If you have come
to your senses at last, It Is well. Leave
her alone, men. Now, my beauty, I am
taking you nt your own word—a step,
and then the protection of my band.
We welcome you, as n guest aboard."
A moment and she had attained the
deck. Kstada chose to continue play-
ing the fool.
"Thanks, senorlta—thanks," he be-
gnn softly, and again bowing before
her. cap In hand. "We greet you with
due honor aboard the Numur—"
"Enough of that, you coward, you
murderer." she broke In coldly. "Do
not touch nor speak to me."
She turned her back on him. thus
routing face to faca with LeVara, who
A Friend In the Forecastle.
I slowly opened my eyes to flud my-
self lying In an upper bunk of the fore-
cnstle. Memory soon returned, stimu-
lated no doubt by the aching of my
body where Estada hud so brutally
kicked me with his heavy boot. The.
heavy rolliug of the bark clearly evi-
denced that we were already at sea,
and bucking against a high wind. It
was a dark, dismal, smelly Interior,
amply large enough, hut 111 ventilated,
and inexpressibly dirty. 1 must have
been lyiug unconscious for several
hours. 1 rested back, feeliug of the
numerous bruises on my body, und
touching gingerly the dried blood
caked on my face. No very serious
damuge seemed to have been done, al-
though every muscle and tendon ap-
peared to be strained and lacerated.
Clinching my teeth to keep back a
groan, I succeeded In sitting upright,
my head touching the upper deck, as
1 undertook to survey my surround-
ings. About half the bunks seemed to
be occupied, the figures of the sleeping
men barely discernible.
As I sat there, staring about at this
scene there was a stir within the up-
jwr berth on my own level, und an up-
lifted face appeared suddeuly In the
yellow flare of light. It was mani-
festly an English face at flrst glance,
rosy of cheek, with chestnut beard. A
pair of humorous, gray eyes surveyed
me silently, and then, apparently satis-
fled by the scrutiny, the owner sat up
In the bunk, revealing powerful shoul-
ders, und a rouud, bull neck.
"Ahoy, mute," he said pleasantly,
endeavoring to speak low, the effort
resembling the growl of a bear. "How
do you feel—pretty sore?"
"Ache from bend to foot," 1 an-
swered, Immediately feeling his friend-
liness. "But no harm done."
"I saw part of It. The damn black
brute kicked savagely enough, but at
that you're lucky; It's the Spanish
style to use a knife. I've see* thnt
cock slash a mun Into ribbons for
A Rousing Preacher.
Among the anecdotes told of the
Inte Rev. Dr. Soitiervllle of Ander
ston, Glasgow, Is the following:
When he was assistant to Doctoi
Bonar at Larbert he had over three
miles to walk from his lodging at
L: bert to Dunlpnce, where he gen-
erally preached. He used to set off
early In the morning, giving thunder-
ing knocks on the cottnge doors on his
mute to rouse the late-slumbering In-
mates, commanding them to come to
church, nnd taking no refusal. Onti
morning he met a (juiirrynian whom,
as usual, he urged to nceompnny him.
"lloo enn I come In time boots?" was
the stolid reply. Doctor Soincrvllle
took off his own footgear and Insisted
on an exchange. "Now," he said,
"mine are good enough for you to
hear In and yours ure good enough foi
me to preach In!"
A woman was one day writing an
excuse because she hnd been slow In
answering a letter. She said: "1
would have written before, but I havt
been sick with n dog bite In the arm
The man that owns the sawmill s dog
; bit me In the road." The excuse wn
accepted. Her composition sound*
very much like thnt of a small boy
who tried to explain to a fellow
swimmer the best wny to get rid ot
water In his ears. He snw how un
comfortnble the man was and calle<J
to him In a friendly way: "Hey
mister, hop on the leg thnt the ear'i
got the water In."
A Michigan luventor lias pntented ■
crane to be attached to any wngon tc
enable one tunn tn pick up a cau ot
ashes or gyrbnge along a curb am!
empty It Into the wagon.
No Worms In n Wealthy Child
All children troubled with worms hare an
unhealthy color, which Indicates poor blood,
and as a rule, there Is tnor or less stomach
disturbance Grove's tasteless chill tonle
given reeularlv for two or three weeks will
enrich the blood. Improve the dtrestlon. and
act as a General Strengthening Tonic to the
whole system. Nature will then throw off or
dispel the worms, nnd the Child will be In per-
fect health. Pleasant to take. 60c per bottle.
Mr. Ilardfax—So your son left us
to go Into a bank In the city? How
did be ncqult himself?
Mr. Tlmbertop—He didn't ncqult
himself. It took the best lawyer Id
the county to get him acquitted.
The landlord Isn't exactly bringing
down the house.
And They Come High.
"It sounds funny." said the fnce
tlous feller, "hut moat deep thlnkert
have lofty thoughts."
Dothlnf at all-Just to «how ha was
Applause la the spur of noble minds
the end and aim of wmk ooec—O, 0
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Ask your neighbor!
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