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THE .srW2& H TIMES-NEW- "It'll be that black devil in Singapore !" ejaculated the trader, screw ing up his wizened face and pulling viciously at his beard. "You'll no play the fool, Wallen. It's not fit you are to go. Iiisten to me, mon : it's a matter o' twenty miles across the Island, as ye know well, and no conveyance, y'e mind. And it's no regular trader that's called, for none is due she'll have put in for water or the like, and will be sailing again at daybreak." "I can make It by daybreak, Wallen stated quietly. For a moment MacKnight stared at Wallen, then his hands dropped from Wallen's shoulders. "Well, go, and be damned to you, then!" he said gruffly, deep down in his throat to hide his emotion and, turning, stepped abruptly outside. There were not many preparations to make very few. Wallen's worldly possessions were his only through the generosity of the trader. But MacKnight did not stop at that now, for, five minutes later, as Wallen started for the night's tramp across the island, a Malay guide, well loaded with supplies, started with him, while MacKnight cursed with earnest profanity as they wrung each other's hand. At the edge of the clearing Wallen looked back. On the great bearded figure that leaned against the door frame of the solitary trading station Wallen's eyes lingered. The man waved his hand and Mac-Knight- ," heavy for him, fell to his side, a ghastly whiteness spread over his face, he "DIED TODAY, S. WALLEN." reeled, clutched at the skylight for first By nopals Stacey Wallen, support, and s"pped prone upon the tn ot mate the bark Upolo, tlie Java deck. It was the nausea upon him Bea. Is the sole survivor of the again. crew, all victims of yellow fever. The virulence of the attack passed Ting: Wah, Chinese sailor, last man to die. tells Wallen he and five after a while, but for a long time he other Chinamen were sent aboard lay where he had fallen, weak and e Sam," notorious by exhausted. character of Singapore, to kill him. This recalls to Wallen an Incident when he He was of his childhood which seems constood up again, and hung limply nected with the confession. against the skylight. Medicine yes, that was what it meant that stuff there spilled all about. He put some CHAPTER I Continued. into his mouth. His eyes fastened on shouted : "Mon, ye'll no forget MacKnight o' And (lunga had shaken his head as the ship's log open In front of him. Arru Ye'll no forget MacKnight, a of that? was book kind What What hail answered. he mon !" he ? been readwas there Had it doing "I have looked, sahib, and the hand And then suddenly a mist dimmed ing? He couldn't read when he was Is whole." Wallen's eyes. He tried to shout Spellbound he had stood there tfn sick. It was very strange. No; he re- back and could only wave his own the stairs, a lad of fourteen, and hand in return. And then the trees Gunga had lifted the Thing In his membered now, he had been writing in hid the trader from view. .arms and gone away with it ; and the it. Whenever any of the crew died Forget MacKnight! The man who it down in the book. .great figure of his father, dressed in he wrote had nursed him back to life aa a now all the crew was and And dead, motionless a for jpnjamas, had stood mother would nurse her child! For; soon be he would too, dead, very long time, then turning had faced the that solitary human outpost ol tairs and caught sight of him and therefore he should also write his get a man with an Iron fist, down while he could still civilization suddenly had sent a wild, unnatural own name tongue and a heart as He remembered It all perfectly a barbed-wir- e write. the house. ringing laugh through tender as a woman's! No: he would "You there, eh, Stacey?" he had now that was what the book was for. not forget MacKnight! He lurched forward and picked up laughed out, as though unmanned. He forced a smile to his Hps. One "Well, I'll tell you something now. the fountain pen from where it had made strange friendships in these fat Never go to the East. Remember that rolled into a broken package of powdered quinine. He lurched again parts of the world, and made them never go to the East." The And then he had pulled himself to- heavily as he leaned over the book. A under strange circumstances. twitch of his hand gouged the nervous and had set as his face gether, sternly into the page and left a blot. he had pointed up the stairs. "Go He shook his head In a gravely puzback to your bed !" he had commanded sharply. "Go back to your bed in- zled way. It was queer that the pen wouldn't stantly !" "Yes," said Wallen aloud to himself. write as it had written before ; it "That's what he said: 'Never go to seemed to travel all over the page, and he paused, his hand going to his the East never go to the East.' But he had come to the East and eyes again it was strange that he name! six Chinamen had shipped aboard the couldn't think of his own knew He was first mate, he that ; ITpolo to kill him. His father had been quile right In telling him not to but yes, his name came back to him He go to the East. How was it that he now. He wrote on laboriously. the pen, had come there? He had run away finished the entry, dropped from that gray house after that night, and stared at what he had written, and he had never heard of his father nodding his head. "Died today, S. Wallen, first mate." since. He read the words aloud, and nodwas in California. That He had gone to Frisco, and gone to ded his head again. It was true, quite sea. He had been at sea ever since true. When that damnable sun that in all kinds of ships, and he had done was tormenting him through the awning was gone, that would be the end pretty well. He had his master's cer- of today and he would be dead. tificate already. His eyes strayed forward along the But that did not account for his bedeck widened with a dawning ing here in the Java sea, find for those fear. and those shapes there! sir Chinamen. He had been fourth He Whatto were mumble to himself, and began officer of the Tokamaru when they had touched at Shanghai a few weeks suddenly shrieked out aloud. It was a horror ship. ago. She was a fine ship, the TokaHe shrieked aloud, rushed to the maru. the biggest passenger liner in and in the delirium of his mind the fleet only a fourth officer's pay rail, crouched low to bide himself from this was very small. He had met Captain Mitchell of the dead throng that raved like demons for medicine, ran screaming forward Cpolo ashore there, and Captain Mit- to where the ship's boat bumped mochell had persuaded him to ship as Crouched Low to Hide Himself. In its rise and fall against first mate on the Upolo for double the notonously hull. chances were a thousand to one that pay lie had been getting. The Upolo, theHevesei's hurled himself over the side, he and of course, traded through the Java MacKnight would never meet and Banda seas that was what his cast the boat loose, and snatching at again but, for all that, it was a pull like a madman father had meant by the East touch- the oars began to would last from the ' ship. Two hundred friendship that ing at Shanghai as a port of call in a away off Twenty miles across the Island behe shook stood and both yards up liner wasn't the same thing. fore daybreak ! How that sun burned through the fists and yelled tauntingly they could Wallen fell to wondering what sort him not riot? But reach now. why awning! It seemed to stab and drill a ship and, more pertinent still, of into his skull with little shafts of ex- Suppose they should swim after him ! what sort of a skipper was on the ship to the seat again and that had quisite pain. He could get away from He flung himself pot Into Pobl. He had reoars the plied below the furiously. of course, into It, by going fused MacKnight's offer of an advance And then slowly the strokes les- of abln, by putting the deck between money, and he hadn't a penny but oar and fell an from sened, ball presently of fire, but him and that torturing he was satisfied that he would not be with a and his after moan, refused passage in grasp, that, la the cabin one couldn't breathe. any case. H could One couldn't live in the cabin Cap- he pitched forward into the bottom work his way. tain Mitchell was there and Captain of the boat and all was blackness. A white man who knew bis business ' Mitchell was dead. wns worth his weight In gold on n ship CHAPTER II. Hnd Captain Mitchell anything to any time in these parts. It was true do with those six Chinamen? Or anyhe wasn't liny too fit yet; but he wns On Pobi. to the Drink-HousRoad Sam In thing to do with lit enough for that, fit enough a dull the Scotch "Mon," expostulated Singapore? And where wns it those flush came into his face, and his eyei "but daft! You're you're fair h)x Chinamen had Joined at Shanghai trader, but out of the jaws of death, and I'd hardiHied fit enough to get to Singatike himself? somehow! If he could remember that he would no spy you're all the way out at that. pore He hud not that ghastly know whether Captain Mitchell had Bide a bit, there'll be anither in a afternoon In theforgotten reek of the pest ship, In or month two, anyhow." hand a in the cursed game. Hadn't hnd nor the who had died In his Wallen, standing In the center of arms Chinaman of Prlnk-IInus.fohnson said something about new Sam whispering galvanlzed-iron-roofe- d storethe little hands? But then native crews were house, his eyes on the native who hnd of Singapore! Forget! He, hnd thought everlastingly shifting about. It wns a enter rawil od a moment before, shook his of nothing else nil long way from Singapore to Shanghai. I of It In his delirium, so MacKnight Sam? head. Who was thlH Drink-floushad told him. What was It Ting Wah had said? i "I've got to get away, MacKnight." There was one thing dominant in he no use "There's said earnestly. him know." "I Snrn his life now Drink-Hous- e of It. kind about of a What talking ship Singapore, the twin who had Sam "Ilim know, tilin know, him know" tried so (ho words began to run through his docs he say It is?" to take his life, to stub MacKnight flung out a question In mysteriously mind in a singsong, crazy fashion t hlin treacherously, without warning, and then a passionate, merciless anger the unlive tongue. o t of the dark. " "He says It Is n big nelzed upon him, and the splendid six-foIt wns Singapore I Singapore! bulk of the man heaved tip from trntislnted the trader, "which will be never out of his ilnd now. To get of some It's mensly saying the chair, and, clenched flu raised, he by way steam coaster that's so small It's no there, to force tli. truth, the motive, (waved upon hi feet. own cock- the reason, the st..ry behind all this They had got him I Not the way able to ocroinniodate its from the human that lurked in I hey had thought to get him but they roaches, d'ye mind ! Mon, pay no at- his weh, and thenspider his fists clenched tention to It What's anlihcr mouth hnd got him. And he could not fight fiercely and then settle with the man there was no one to fight he could or so nnd you'll be strong then, and himself I have but hnte to uh, ye a like mon, die go!" trapped rat. while this only And that wns why he must get to Krlnk-llmiHthin from his Wallen, gmmt and Sam laughed a thousand Pobl before daybreak, before tills shook heud I his Illness, decisively steamer miles away sailed. "Him know, him know, him know" again, though the other's words had the words coursed like Are through his brought a quick responsive smile tv brain. He shouted aloud, and the his Hps. Twenty miles across the Six weeks ago n proa from the rll nails of ht fingers in his clenched island before daybreak! fist bit Into the palm of his hand. He luge here hnd picked him up at sea. could not choke the life, as his own and brought lilin. as It were, to this man's door. He owed his went out, from thia devil in Singapore (TO BK CONTINUKD.I that he had never seen he coflld only life to MnrKnlght. Men should be temperate la eating "It's no use, MacKnight," he andie. well as Id drinking. as "I've as swered. too to go." got arm, The uplifted though "Drink-Hous- ! pen-poi- . e c these-weeks- e Mink-Hous- e smoke-bont,- e NEPHI. UTAH. S. UTAH BUDGET RATIO fair opens Septemand to encourage producers cash premiums for live stock have been The Cache county ber 'Sii don-ble- d. MAKES FOR HARMONY Lift off Corns! Peculiar Arrangement of Chinese Musical Instruments Said to Be Work of Chinese Emperor. Doesn't hurt a bit and Freezon costs only few cents. The characteristic musical instrument of tlie Chinese is a series of bamboo tubes, the longest of which measures about nine Inches, and of which tlie remainder diminish In length at a regular ratio, each being just the length of the one before. This arrangement was devised by the Chinese they say, by the Emperor on the following principle: Huang-T- i Between heaven and earth there is perfect harmony. Now, the number three Is tlie emblem of heaven and two of eartli. If then two pipes or tubes be made in the proportion of three to two. they will harmonize In tone as perfectly as earth nnd heaven. So the base tube of the Instrument was made With your fingers! Ton can lift off nine Inches long and the second bard corn, soft corn, or corn beany inches. or Of that six length, monument mon battalion campaign tween the toes, and the hard skin cals be the to third has course, will he organized immediately throughor four luses from bottom of feet out Utah. Seven persons will consti- the length of the second, A tiny bottle of "Freezone" costs inches; and so on. The result was tute each county committee. the note of tlie second tube was little at any drug store; apply a few that men e service former Twenty-threwhat we call an interval of a fifth drops upon the corn or callus. Inwere honored guest of the people of above that of the that of the third stantly it stops hurting, then shortly Clearfield at one of tiie most largely a fifth above thefirst, and so on you lift that bothersome corn or callus second, attended entertainments and banquets right off, root and all, without one bit the Whole range. through ever given in that little city. of pain or soreness. Truly ! No humThe Utah Postmasters' association bug! Adv. Crowd at Leipzig Fair. and the state contingent of the Na(ffer-manAttendance at the Leipzig When the last hypocrite dies his Sational League of Third and Fourth spring fair totaled lOO.OoYt. tanic majesty will not have a faithful Class Postmasters held a combined servant on earth. making a new record. convention at Lagoon on Monday. A Logan judge fined William Bank-heaand Robert Larchiuun of Wells-vill- e $15 each for killing prairie chicken:!. Jacob Krouse of Providence was fined for taking trout with a dip ASTORIA I a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric; net. Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It contains neither Of the forty-fiv- e Its age is its guarboys who left CoalOpium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. ville to enter the war all have returned antee. For more than thirty years it has been In constant use for the relief but two. One paid the supreme sacriof Constipation, Flatulency, Wind Colic and Diarrhoea; allaying Feverish-nes- s fice and his Ibody lies in France and arising therefrom, and by regulating- the Stomach and Bowels, the other is expected home within two aids the assimilation of Food ; giving healthy and natural sleep. months. The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend. Approximately $800 is available at The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been in use for over to help the Utah Agricultural college SO years, has borne the signature of Chas. H. Fletcher, and has been made under announced is his personal supervision since its infancy. Allow no one to deceive you in this. deserving students, it All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-Gooare bat Experiments that by Secretary John L. Coburn of the trine with and endanger the health or infants ana olarships and college committee of Children Experience against Experiment. awards. Genuine Castoria always bears the signature of Proclamation for the calling of a special session of Utah's state legisHard on White Waists. lature for September 29 will be issued Money Made Selling Sumac within the next few days, according The coal mine labor troubles now Sumac, which grows abundantly in to an announcement made by Goverfomenting all over the world led Sam- certain sections of the United States, nor Bamberger. uel Gompers to say at a Pittsburgh may be gathered and soul profitably to tanners and dye manufacturers, More than 200 members of the Davis dinner: "Nobody would deny justice to the say the specialists of the bureau of county farm bureau, lu fifty uutoino biles, peaceably invaded Salt Lake cal miner, for what life is so labor- chemistry, United States department The price of sumac of agriculture. City and Salt Lake county one day ious. Irksome and dirty ns his? "I heard a story the other day about has increased In recent years because last week on an excursion of inspeca Pennsylvania woman who complain- of the decrease in importations of this tion and investigation. ed because her cook put seven white plant from Sicily. The American A protest concerning the alleged missumac, If properly gathered nnd cured, treatment of the Koreans under Jap- shirt waists in the wash every week. " 'Why, Emma. the woman said, 'my is equal to the Imported article. anese rule was addressed to President In certain sections of Pennsylvania, Wilson by members of the Intermoun-tai- n own daughter doesn't dream of putChristian Workers Institute, in ting seven shirt waists a week in the Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia wash !' good wages can be made, tlie departinference nt Salt Lake. " 'Maybe she don't, ma'am,' said Em- ment says, by gathering aud selling With a gathering of 200 or more ma, 'and maybe she ain't engaged, sumac during July, August and Sepsheep raisers and buyers from all par. the sale of of the country as an audience, the neither, to a coal miner what Insists' tember. Arrangements the sumac should be made before It is fourth annual ram sale of the Na- on hard spoonin' every blessed night." gathered. tional Wbolgrowers' association was held at Salt Lake last week. Japan's Isinglass Production. Glad to Use Old Houses. While "knnten" or Isinglass, made By way of hanging up a mark at As a result-othe house shortage In .rhich to shoot, the representatives of from seaweed. Is produced in practicfashionable the Davis county farm bureau have ally every part of Japan where climat- Philadelphia, homes, each with from thirteen to ic conditions are favorable, the prefectgone on record that they propose to seventeen rooms, numerous baths and are and ures of Hyogo. Osaka, Kyota ranks !he front put Davis county in all the modern Improvements of 50 said to produce more than of the state in the raising of hogs. years ago, which have been Idle for In of of the entire isinglass production Miss Zina Allen, the Salt Lake which was about 2,809.207 15 years because foreigners inunschool teacher who died from Spanish Japan, dated tlie district, have been let to valued at $977,402, in 1917. influenza contracted while helping the pounds, combinations of ordinary tenants. Is sick during the epidemic last fall. The Way of It. given special and honorable mention For Sale, One Obelisk. "In the passage of the fleet through in a resolution passed by the Salt Lake The obelisk at Oldbridge, near Grog-hedPanama canal they had to key exthe Medical society. County which was erected la 1736 to pectation up. didn't they?" B. M. Fox, livestock man of Ogden, mark the spot where King William's to did "I the suppose they negotiate has been selected as the chairman of locks." troops crossed the river at the battle the Ogden Wild West show which is of the Boyne, is for sale. to be held ut tlie Lorin Furr baseball A young widow hasn't mnch use for park, September 25, 20 and 27. The a mnn who attempts to kiss her and The more a man doesn't know the committee will raise $20,000 for the falls. less be doubts. event. It wns announced. Parents anil employers of children of Sometimes a blond woman is really It takes a woman to conceal what school age are being Informed of the blond. she does not know. the new laws governing workings-oSE5a5HSHSESHSaSHr7HSESH5H52SH5HSHSH5HSSK2SHS&, the schools which were enacted by the thirteenth legislature. The informar tion Is being imparted in a circular which is being sent to all interTwenty buildings were destroyed and a total loss of $50,000 entailed in a fire which occurred in the Highland Boy section of Binghani. Notwithstanding the high cost of lining and the high price of materials, considerable building and improvement work is going on at Hyrum. n The demurrer filed by the five chiropractors to the complaint of the state board of medical examiners was sustained in the district court. Mean for enforcing the twelvemonth education law passed by the lust are being perfected by legislature Francis W. Kirkman. director of vocational education. County committees to aid in the Mor- two-thir- Og-de- KJJ two-thir- two-third- What is Castoria C $-- d" fr f five-sto- ry ' two-thir- a, let-to- ested. The body of F. C. llineh.irt, formerly auditor of the Salt Lake office of tlie General Electric company, was found one day lust week tossing on His the waves of Lake Michigan. absence bad not been discovered by his friends. It Is believed be was ac- cidentally drowned. The harvesting of the peach crop at North Ogden has begun. The continued dry weal her and excessive heat Is taxing the orchards to the utmost to carry the burden of fruit now Hi enltig. It Is said that tlie quality, as well as the quantity, Is equal to that of former seusons. IT. T. Jones of Cedar City, state senator, hint filed an application with the stale engineer for the privilege of storing 10,0IO acre feet of water In Duck lake, Kane county, and for permission to divert It by means of a tunnel and caniil about eight miles long to Coal creek, where it will be used In the Irrigation of 70X0 acres of land. The activities of the Utah Water Storage association, recently formed by representatives appointed by the county commissioners of Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Utah, Wasatch, Tooole, Summit and Morgan counties will be extended to the entire ntnte. Typhoid fever season Is just coming on m Uluh. The stnte board of health announces that typhoid vaccine Is furnished free by the lionrd. With the opening of the automobile toad up Cedar canyon In southern Utah. 20.000,000 feet of lumber will b ibtalnable. r 25 Will buy a Big Package of FOSTUM Cereal, weighing over a pound, net. What are you paying for coffee?