The Gate Valley Star (Gate, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 13, 1919 Page: 4 of 8
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THE VALLEY STAR. GATE, OKLAHOMA
WOLVES OF THE SEA
By RANDALL PARRISH
"Vot vns eot you Kay 'bout dls sheep?
Eet hnf cholera—hey?"
Dorothy took a step forward, and
confronted them, her cheeks flushed.
"You nre sailors," she said, speaking
swiftly, "uud ought not to be afraid If
n girl Isn't. It Is true tills vessed wos
ravaged by cholera, and the crew died ;
but the bodies have been flung over-
hoard—Captain Carlyle risked hi* life
to do thnt before he asked us aboard.
Now there !s no danger so long as we
remain on deck. 1 have no fear."
The Swede shook his head, grum-
Mlng something, but brfore the revolt
fould spread Watkins broke In.
"An' that's right, miss. I wus on the
Bombay Castle when sho took cholera,
an' we hed twenty-one days of It
beatln' ngln head winds off the Onpe.
We lost sixteen o' the crew, but not a
man among us who stayed on deck got
sick. Anyhow, these blokes ure g«>ln'
ter try their luck aboard yere, er else
•wim fer It."
He grinned cheerfully, letting slip the
end of tho painter, the released quar-
ter-boat gliding gently away astern,
the width of water constantly Increas-
"Now, bullies, jump fer It If yer
want ter go. All right then, my hearties,
let's hunt up something to work with
and scrub this deck. That's the way
to clean out cholera."
He led the way and they followed
him, grumbling and cursing, but obe-
dient. I added a word of encourage-
ment, and in a few minutes the whole
ga;ig was busily engaged In cleaning
up the mess forward, their first fears
evidently forgotten In action. Watkins
kept after them like a slave driver.
It was not difficult finding plently
for the lads to do, making the neg-
lected schooner shipshape, and adjust-
ing the spread of canvas aloft to the
new course I decided upon. Sam
started a fire In tho galley and pre-
pared a hot meal, singing as he
worked, and before noon I had as
cheerful a ship's crew forward us any
ninn could possibly nsk for. Dorothy
and I glnnced over the log, but gained
little Information. As the sun reached
the meridian I ventured again Into the
cabin and returned with the necessary
Instruments to determine our position.
With these and the pricked chart, I
managed fairly well In determining
our location, and choosing the most
direct course toward the coust.
A New Plan of Escape.
Nothing occurred during the after-
noon to disturb the routine work
aboard or to cause me any uneasiness.
Sunset brought clouds, and by the time
It was really dark the entire sky was
overcast, but tho sea remained com-
paratively calm and the wind steady.
It was a pleasant night In spite of
the darkness, the air soft and refresh-
ing. The locker wns filled with flags,
representing almost every nntlon on
earth. I dragged these out and spread
them on the deck abaft the cabin, thus
forming a very comfortable bed, and
at Inst Induced the girl to He down,
wrapping her In a blanket. Finally 1
found a seat beside her on a coll of
rope, and we fell Into conversation.
This was the first opportunity we
had enjoyed to actually talk with each
"Dorothy," I said humbly, "you were
frightened lust night. I cannot hold
you to what you said to me then."
"You menn you do not wish to? But
I wos not frightened."
"And you still repeat whnt you said
then? You said, 'I love you.'"
"Yes, I can repeat that—I love you."
"Those nre dear, dear words; but I
ought not to listen to them, or believe.
I am not free to ask a pledge of you. or
to beg you to trust me In marriage."
"Is not that rather for me to de-
cide?" she questioned archly. "I muke
n confession now. You remember the
night I met you on deck, when you
were a prisoner, and told you that you
had become the property of Roger
Fairfax? I loved you then, although
I scarcely acknowledged the truth even
to myself. We are all alike, we Fair-
faxes; we choose for ourselves, and
lnugh nt the world. That Is my an-
swer, Oeoffry Carlyle; I give you love
"I would nsk nn opportunity denied
me—to stand once more In honor
among men. I would not be nshnmed
V-fnre Dorothy Fairfax."
"Nor need you be," she exclaimed
Impetuously, her hnnds pressing mine.
"You wrong yourself, even as you have
been wronged. You have alreudy done
Uuit which ahul' win you freedom, If
Coyjrrltfbl, by A. C. JbUClur* <k Co.
It be properly presented to those In
power. I mean that it shall be, once
I nm safely back In Virginia. Tell me,
what are your pluns with—with this
"To beucb It somewhere along shore,
and leave It there a wreck, while we
escape. The men Insist on It with good
reason. They have been plrutes, and
might be hung if caught."
"And yet to my utlnd," she Insisted
earnestly, "that choice Is most dan-
gerous. I am a girl, but if I command-
ed here, do you know what I would do?
I would sail this vessel straight to the
Chesapeake ami surrender It to the
authorities. The men have nothing to
fenr with me aboard and ready to testi-
fy In their behalf. The governor will
nccept my word without a question.
These men are not pirates, but honest
seamen compelled to serve in order to
save their lives; they mutinied and
captured the bark, but were later over-
come, and compelled to take the boats.
The same plea can be made for you,
Oeoffry, only you were there In nn ef-
fort to save me. It Is a service which
ought to win you freedom. If the gov-
ernor fall me, I will bear my story to
the feet of the king. I am a Fairfax,
and we have friends In England, strong,
"I am convinced," I admitted, after
a pause, "that this course is the wiser
one, but fenr the opposition of the
men. They will never go willingly."
"There Is an argument which will
overcome their fenr. I mean cupidity.
Each sailor aboard has an interest In
the salvage of this vessel under the
English law. Also there must be gold
aboard—perhaps treasure also. Let
the crew dream that dream and you
will need no whip to drive them Into
nn English port."
"Full pardon, and possibly wealth
with It," I laughed. "A beautiful
scheme, Dorothy, yet It might work.
Still, If I know sallormen, they would
doubt the truth, If It came direct from
me, for I am not really one of them.
"But Watkins Is. Explain It all to
him; tell him who I nm, the Influence
I Dared Not Let Go.
I enn wield In the colony, and then let
him whisper the news to the others.
Will you not do this—for my sake?'
"Yes," I answered; "I believe you
have found the right course. If you
will promise to lie down and sleep I
will talk with Watkins now. I may
catch some catnaps before morning,
but most of the time shall be prowling
about deck. Good night, dear girl.'
She extended her arms, and drew me
down until our lips met.
"You are actually afraid of mo still,"
she suld. "Why should you be?"
"Somehow, Dorothy, you have al
ways seemed so far away from me I
have never been able to forget. But
now the touch of your lips has—"
"Broken down the last barrier?"
"Are you sure? Would you not feel
still less doubt If you kissed me
I held her closely, gazing down Into
the dimly revealed outline of her face,
and this time felt myself the master.
1 left her there and groped my own
way forward. 1 found Watkins awake.
He listened gravely to what I had to
say, with little comment, and was evi-
dently weighing every argument lu his
"I've bin In Virginia and Maryland,
sir," he said at last seriously, "aud If
the young woman Is a Fairfax, she'll
likely have Influence enough ter do
Just whut she says. I'll talk It over
with the lads. If they wus only sure
thar wus treasure aboard I guess most
of 'em would face hell ter git their
hands on a share of It."
"Then why not senrch and see?"
He shook his bead obstinately.
"Not me, sir! I don't prowl around
In no cholera ship, louded with dead
men—not If I never git rich."
"Then I will," and I got to my feet
In sudden determination. "You keep
the deck while I go below. Light tht
lantern and bring It here. If there
Is any specie hidden aboard this Moot-
er It will be either In the cabin or
lazy ret. And, whether there Is or not,
my man, the Santa Marie turns north
tomorrow if I have to fight every sea
wolf on board slngle-hauded."
A Struggle in the Dark.
He came back with the lantern in his
band, a mere tin box containing a can-
dle, the dim flame visible through nu-
merous punctures. Neither of us spoke
until my hand was on the companion
door ready to slide It open.
"I'll not be long below,'' I said sober-
ly. "Better go forward and see that
your lookout men ure awake, und then
come back here."
The port stateroom I had not pre-
viously entered because of a locked
door. I determined on breaking In
here. There was no key in the lock,
nnd the stout door resisted by efforts.
Placing the lantern on the deck I suc-
ceeded flnully In Inserting the blade
of n hatchet so us to guln a purchase
sufficient to release the latch. As the
door yielded a sharp cry assailed me
from within. It came*forth so sud-
denly and with so wild an accent I
stepped blindly backward In fright, my
foot overturning the lantern, which,
with a single flicker of the candle, went
out. In that last gleam I saw n dim,
grotesque outline fronting me. Then,
In the darkness, gleamed two green,
mennclng eyes, growing steadily lurger,
nearer, as I stared at them In horror.
Was It man or beast? Devil from hell,
or some crazed human ngnlnst whom
I must battle for life? The green eyes
glared Into my fuce. I lifted my hand
toward hltn, and touched—hair I My
antagonist was a giant African ape.
Even as the big ape's grip caught
me, ripping through Jacket sleeve to
the flesh, I realized my great peril, but
I was no longer paralyzed with
fear, helpless before the unknown. I
drove my hatchet straight between
those two gleaming eyes. The brut*
staggered back, dragging me with him.
His humanlike cry of pain ended In •
snarl, but, brief as the respite proved,
It gave me grip on his under Jaw and
an opportunity to drive my weapon
twice more against the hairy face. The
pain served only to madden the beast,
and before I could wrench free he had
me clutched In an Iron grip, my Jacket
torn Into shreds. Ills Jaws snapped at
my face, but I had such purchase as
to prevent their touching me, and
mindless of the claws tearing at my
fleshy I forced the animal's head back
until the neck cracked and the Hps
gave vent to a wild scream of agony.
I dared not let go; dured not relax for
an Instant the exercise of every ounce
of strength. I felt as though the life
was being squeezed out of me by the
grasp of those hairy arms; yet the
very vise In which I was held yielded
ne leverage. The hatchet dropped to
the deck and both my hands found
lodgment under the Jaw, the muscles
of ray arms strained to the utmost, as
I forced back that horrid head. Little
by little It gave way, the suffering
brute whining In ugony, until, the pain
becoming unendurable, the clinging
arms suddenly released their hold let-
ting me drop heavily to the deck.
By some good fortune I fell upon
the discarded hatchet, and stumbled
to my feet once more, gripping the
weapon again In my fingers. I sprang
straight toward him, sending the sharp
blade of the hatchet crashing against
the skull. The aim was good, the
stroke a death blow, yet the monster
got me with one paw, aud we fell to
the deck together, he savagely claw-
ing me In his death agony. Then the
hairy figure quivered and lay motion-
less. I released the stiffening grip,
rising to my knees, only to Immediate-
ly pitch forward unconscious.
When I came back once more to life
I wns upon the schooner's deck breath-
ing the fresh night air, Dorothy and
Wutklns bending over me.
Opening of the Treasure Chest
The dawn came slowly, and with but
little Incrense of light. The breeze had
almost entirely died away, leaving the
canvas aloft motionless, the schooner
barely moving through a slightly heav-
ing seu, In the midst of a dull-gray
mist. When Watkins emerged from
the mist I proposed to him that we go
below and continue the search for
gold. He wos not anxious to go and
Dorothy persuaded me to let her go
with me. In the room where the ape
had been bidden we found a big chest
and I set to work to open It.
It proved harder than I had be-
lieved, the staple of the lock clinging
to the hard teak wood of which the
chest was made. The lid was heuvy
but as I foally forced It backward a
hinge snappOl and permitted It to
drop crashing the deck. For an In
stnnt I could s«s nothing within.
"Lift up the lantern. Dorothy,
please. No, higher than that. What
in God's name? Wfcy, It Is the corpse
of a woman 1"
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
PAYING HOMAGE TO DEVILS
Recognized Method by Which Chinese
Insure Against Dire Work of
Once a year during the first 14 days
of the seventh Chinese month, the cu-
rious ceremony of Yu-Nnn-Whel Is cel-
ebrated, being, In fact, the paying of
homage to the land and sen devils,
snys New York Herald. Seven priests
curry out the ceremony by offering up
vnrlous forms of prayer and making
nn unearthly noise by beutlug large
Anyone wishing to show his respect
to the devils enn do so by a payment
of 600 cash—about 22 cents—to each
of the priests, for which amount they
will continue their performance for 12
hours—n truly modest remuneration
for men engaged In the ardent occupa-
tion of propitiating evil spirits. For
nn extrn pnyment of 2,000 cash a num-
ber of small red pnper boats, about six
Inches long, with lights Inside, will
be sent flouting down the river with
These lights are for the beneflt of
the sea devils, In order that they may
be nble to see their way about on
dark nights—n little nttentlon which
It Is hoped these murltlme demons ap-
preciate. Having finished this per-
formunce, the person on whose behnlf
It has been cnrrled out goes away
hnppy In the conviction thnt he will
not lose any of his family throughout
the year, either by sickness or drown-
ing, so thnt the whole ceremony may
be looked upon as nn Insurance policy-
America's Largest Industry.
The United States' largest manu-
facturing industry Is Iron nnd steel..
The pig Iron recovered In smelting"
Iron ore amounts to about 2f per cent
of the raw materials. The equivalent
of about 14 per cent Is driven off by
volultlllzntion In the coking of the coal;
In the process of smelting h further 40
per cent escapes In gas, fumes and
dust, and the remalulug 21 yer ceut
represents the sl«£
Greatest Bliss Is Congenial Work.
There Is no greater happiness In life
than doing the work you love. It mat-
ters not whnt the work Is—to some
women It Is embroidery, or writing a
book, or bnby tending, or studying
chemistry, or cooking, or keeping a
house polished. It does not always
happen that we have great ublllty In
the thing wj enjoy doing—although the
chances are thnt this Is so. For noth-
ing stimulates you to continued effort
In a piece of work more thnn the con-
sciousness that you do It well.
And so if you are unhappy—genuine-
ly unhappy—In the work you're doing
try to flud out whnt It Is that you'd
prefer to do. If there Is nothing else
In your mind, then perhaps your dis-
content Is only temporary. But If you
sincerely wish to do some other deft
nlte piece of work, you huve a leglti
mnte grievance and you owe It to
yourself to pave the way for a new
shot nt a new occupation.
Members of the cabinet are In line
to the succession, If they enn comply
with the Constltutlonul requirements,
which provide thnt: "No person ex-
cept a natural born citizen, or a cltl
sen of the United Stntes at the tiros
of the adoption of this Constitution,
shall be eligible to the office of pres-
ident." Whnt Is cnlled the presiden-
tial net, pnssed In 1880, provides fot
the succession to the presidency bj
cabinet officers In the following order:
Secretary of state, secretary of th«
treasury, secretary of war, secretary ol
the nnvy. secretary of the Interior, see-
retnry of agriculture, secretary ol
commerce, secretary of labor. A per
son not born In this country may N
n member of the president's cabinet,
but he Is not eligible to the presidency
being barred by the Constitutional pro
vision quoted above.
"De mnn dat sells nnother man t
gold brick." said Uncle Eben. "gen
erally finishes up by glttln' fooled hli
•'f on ■umpla' • heap mo' UuporUut,'
By Lydia E. Pinkham's
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would lie awake and
get so nervous 1
would have to get
op and walk around
and in the morning
would be all tirea
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Olmstead St, Winona, Minn.
F ow often do we hear tlie expression
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For forty years it has been overcom-
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Scratch as Cats Can.
Two cats were about to have a dudl.
"Let us have an understanding be-
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"About what?" asked the other.
"Is It to be a duel 1o the death, or
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Sometimes you have to go outside to
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Mr. Dunning Left Service in
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Geo. Dunning, ex-Chief Boatswain
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