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THE TIMES-NEW- NEPHI, UTAH S, council Mr. Shaw's announcement ban been foreseen and deliberated upon. Miss Browne, who carried an Invisible rostrum with her wherever she went, now alertly mounted it. "My friends," she began, "those dwelling on a plane where the Material is all may fall . to grasp the thought which ! shall put before yon tills evening. My friends, this expedition was, so to speak, called from the Void by Thought Thought It was, as realized In steamships and other r I u iyw THE BOBBS - MERR.ILL COPVfaiG-(CHAPTER IX "December 28. Of course the cove Ttnder the point Is the logical place. I have been unable to find any stone marked B. H. on the ground alove It, but I fear that a search after Hill's tombstone would be hopeless. Under circumstances such as those of the mate's story, It seems to me that all the probabilities point to their concealing the chest la the cave with an opening on the bay. To get the boat, laden with the heavy . chest, through the surf to any of the other caves If the various cracks and Assures 1 have seen are Indeed properly Ut be called caves would be stiff work for three men. Yes, everything Indicates the cavern under the point. The only question is. Isn't It Indicated too clearly? Would a smooth old scoundrel such as this Captain Sump-so- n must have been have hidden his treasure In the very place certain to be ransacked If the secret ever got out T Unless It was deeply burled, which It could have been only at certain stages of the tide, even old Ilelntz would have been apt to run across It in the course of his desultory researches for the riches of the buccaneers. And I am certain placid old Ilelntz did not mislead me. Resides, at I 'una inn, he was making arrangements to go with some other Germans on a small buslne3Sventure to Samoa, which he would not have been likely to do If he had Just unearthed a vast fortune In buried treasure. Still, I shall explore the cave thoroughly, though with little hope. "Oli, Helen, If I could watch these tropic stars with you tonight! . 'January 6. I think I am through with the cave under the point the Cavern of the Two Arches, I have named It. I peered Into every crev'.ce In the walls, and sounded the sands with a drill. I suppose I would have made a more thorough Job of It If I had not eeeii convinced from the first 1 1;:: t the chest was not there. Shall 1 ever forget the feeMng that stirred im when first 1 turned the pages of my grandfather's diary and saw there. In Irs faded writing, the ftory of the mate of the Bonny I,nss, who died In Havana in my grandfather's arms? My grandfather had gone as supercargo In his own ship, and while he did food stroke of business In Ilavnnn trust his shrewd Yankee Instincts for Hint he managed to cvjiihlne the service of God with that of Mammon. .Many a poor drunken sailor, taking Ms lling ashore in the br'ght, treacherous plague-riddecity, found in lilin a friend, as did the mate of the ltotiny Lass in his dying hour. Oh, if my good grandfather had but made sure from the man's own l'ps exuet-lwhere the treasure lay! It Is enough to nmke one fancy that the unknown Kill, who mld for too much 1'iiowlcdge with his life, has his own of guarding the hoard. Hut nimble. I was going to say, that liom the moment when I learned from my grandfather's diary of the 'exist-i:n- e of the treasure, I have been driven by an Impulse more overmastering than anything I have ever experl-ci.ce- d In my life. It was. I believe, . hnt pious folk would mil n leading. All my life I had been Irresolute, the sport of circumstances, trl'lng with this and that, unable to set my face steadfastly toward any g nl. Yet never, since I have trodden this nth, have 1 looked to right or b'ft. I have defied troth human opinion nlid the obstacles which an unthrown In my way. friendly fule Ail nloiic. I, a sailor hitherto of pleas-ui- c riaft among the buys mid Ix'nnds of the New Unglnnd coast, put forth In my little sloop for a voyage of lluce hundred miles on the loneliest All alone, il d iiMes of the Pacific 1 fnyV No, there was ISenJy the faithful. Ills head Is at my knee as I v r'to. lie knows, I think, that his i. ulster's mood Is sad tonight. Oh, 1 Irion, if yon ever see tlif-i- lines will Jon realize how I have lunged for you l ow It sometimes seems that m" soul ) ntst ti'jir Itself loose from my body mid Jpi-eto yni across half a world? "i'tbniary 1. Since my last record 1 i.v fine has been well filled. In the )s!ntid Queen I have been purveying the roasts of my domain, calling as elixe in as 1 dared, and taking note oT every crevice that m'ght be the mouth of a cave. Then, either In the row I out or by scrambling d iwn the TfK I visit the Indbu'eH point. It Is bitterly hard 'nbor. but It lots It I am growing lin'e mil Miong. brown and muscular. "So far I have discovert d hu'f n tlozen eaves, most of thorn t lite small. s:r Ii n I'kely Any one of them place that at first I n tj ri e i;e ul. Put 1 have found it Mliii III" floor of lire cave lt t i tj, :l f,.,v Inches of simd is rock. n., n y h-- .s e I peat ci.ve meii r iulllld 'llllll I'l H lie . i. t ; :. , . ... thut Captain Sampson and his two assistants had not time for any elaborate work of concealment Most likely they laid the cheat In some natural niche. Sailors are unskilled In the use of such Implements as spades, and besides, the very heart of the undertaking was haste end secrecy. They must have worked at night and between two tides, for few of the caves can be reached except at the ebb. And I take it as certain that the cave must have opened directly on the sea. For three men to transport such a weight and bulk by land would be sheer Impossibility.' "February 10. Today a strange, thing bo happened so strange, wonderful and glorious that it ought to be recorded In luminous Ink. And I owe It all to Benjy i Little dog, you shall go In a golden collar and eat lamb-chop-s every day I This on the principle Continued.) 12 -IPA.NV CO- j . morning" , Across my absorption In the diary cut the unwelcome clungor of Cookie's gong. Right on the breathless dge of discovery. I was summoned with my thrilling secret in my breast, to Join my unsuspecting companions. I hid the book carefully In my cot. Not until the light of tomorrow morning could I return to Its perusal. How I was to survive the Interval I did not know. But on one point my mind was made up no one should dream of the existence of the diary until I knew all that it had to impart. CHAPTER X. Miss Browne Has a Vision. Perhaps because of the sueref n. cltement under which I was laboring, I seemed that evening unusually aware of the emotional fluctuations of those about me. Violet looked grimmer than ever, so that I judged her strug gles with her mundane consciousness to have been exceptionally severe. Captain Magnus seemed even beyond his wont restless, d and wandering-eyed- , and performed extraordinary feats of Mr. Shnw was very silent, and his forehead knitted now and then Into a reflective frown. As for myself, I had much ado to hide my abstraction, and turned coid from head to foot with alarm when I hoard my own voice addressing Crusoe as Ilenjy. A faint ripple of surprise passed round the table. "Named your dog " over again. Miss Jinny?" Inquired Mr. Tubbs. Mr. Tubbs had adopted a facetiously paternal maimer toward me. I knew In anticipation of the moment when he would Invite me to call him Uncle loose-Jointe- Hnm. "I say, you know," expostulated Cuthbert Vane, "I thought Crusoe rather a nice name. Never heard of any chap named Iienjy that lived on an Wand." I tried to rally from my confusion, but 1 knew my cheeks were bunting. Iooks of deepening surprise greeted the scarlet emblems of discomfiture that I hung out. "By heck, bet there's a feller at ' home named ISenJyl" cackled Mr. Tubbs shrilly, and for once I blessed him. Aunt Jane turned upon him her round Innocent eyes. "Oh, no, Mr. Tubbs." she assured him. "I don't think a single one of them was named Penjy !" The laughter which followed Miis gave me time to get myself In hand again. "Crusoe It Is at.d will be," I asserted. "It happens that a girl I know nt home has a dog named Penjy." Which hnpened fortunately to be true, for otherwise I should have ben obliged to Invent It. Put Hie g'rl Is a cat. ami the dog a miserable little l something, ull shivers ami no hair. I should never have tliou rht of him In the same breath with Crusoe. That evening Mr. Shaw addressed the gathering- nt the camp-firwhich we made small and bright, and then sat well away from because of the In at and In n few words cave It u Ids opinion that nny further search In tlie cave under the oliit was useless. (If he had known the stratiL-- confirm- a lory echo which this awoke In my mintli) lie profited that the shore of the island to a reasonable distance on either side of the bay entrance should be surveyed, with a view to discover whether iiie other csve did not exist which would answer tin description given by the dying Hopper-down well an that first explored. Mr. Shaw's words were addressed to the ladles, the organizer and financier, re ctlvely. of the to the vi ry deliberate exclusion of Mr. Tubbs. Put he might as well have made up his mind to recogfilxe the triumvirate. on n cnmp-chal- r snt Aunt . 'ii! e ke O Utile goddess of t?e I " ir S gn. an on imp bund Mr. Tubbs 'i'td Him'Uy. V'.nend on th other iw tli.it In sacred IiIUi-brei- e n I P-i- VI-.- -t ephemeral forms, which bore us over rolling seas. How, then, can It be otherwise than thut Thought should Influence our fortunes that success should be unable to materialize before a persistent attitude of Negation? My friends, you will perceive that there Is no break in this sequence of Ideas; all is remorseless logic. "In order to withdraw myself from this atmosphere of Negation, for these, several days past I have sought seclusion. There In silence I have asserted the power of Positive over Negative Thought, gazing meanwhile Into the profound depths of the All. My friends, an answer , has been vouchsafed us; I have had a vision of that for which we seek. Now at last. In a spirit of glad confidence, we may advance. For, my friends, the chest is burled In sand." With thla,-- ; triumphant announcement down. Miss Hlgglesby-Brdwn- e A heavy silence succeeded. sat It was broken by a murmur from Mr. Tubbs. "Wonderful that's what I call wonderful I Talk about the eloqaence of the ancients I believe, by gum, this Is on a par with congressional oratory I" "A vision, . Miss Brown," said Mr. Shaw gravely, "must be an Interesting thing. I have never seen one myself, having no talents that way, but In the little Scotch town of Damble-dykwhere I was born there was an old lady with a remarkable gift of second sight. Simple folk, not being acquainted with the proper terms to fit the case, called her the Wise Woman. Well, one day my aunt had been to the neighboring town of five miles off, and on the way back to Dumbledykea she lost her purse. It had three sovereigns In it a great sura to my aunt. In her trouble of mind she hurried to the Wise Woman a thing to make her pious' father turn in his grave. . The Wise Woman gazed Into the All, I suppose, and told my aunt not to fret herself, for she had had a vision of the purse and It lay somewhere on the road between . Micklestane and Dunibledykes. "Now, Miss Browne, I'll take the liberty of drawing a moral from this story to fit the present Instance; where on the road between Micklestane anil Dunibledykes Is the chest?" pr (Coadeeted by Natloaai Ceaaetl ef the Boy Scovta ef America.) NEED HELP FOR FRENCH BOYS Ck fr "THEY DARED ALL" Never Daunted by the Perils of the Sea. PBgHms wayed Up by Faith, Their Difficulties Met But to and Dangers War Be Overcome. e, mid-Atlant- ic d V e -- Magnus. st (TO bK CUM TIN t jfe Young Turkey Gobbler, with highly arched head Looked at his mates gathered 'round; "Tomorrow's Tharilu giring," he earnestly said, "And not one of us must be found; For I heard the farmer tell his wie That he would only kill three And all the while he sharpened his knife He kept his eye on. me," -- Lhha BxTArr "These troubles being blown over, and now an being com pact e togeather In one sblpe, they put to sea agalne with a prosperous wlnde, which continued dlverce days togeather, which was some incouragmente unto them." So does William Bradford, in his history "of Pllmouth Plantation," record the final setting out of the Mayflower from Plymouth on September 16, 300 years ago. It is with this passage that he opens his ninth chapter, that wherein he deals "of their vioage, & how they passed the sea, and of their safe arrlvall at Cape Codd." In many ways It is one of the most Interesting chapters In one of the most Interesting books In the language. For although details are few, and the narrative, as It ever, is calm and matter-of-fac- t. presents Just thofie essentials which enable each one to fashion for himself a satisfying picture of his own. The first Impression to be gained Trom the record Is, perhaps, one of the great labor and great slowness of tills passage of the sea. At first there was .the fair wind and a clear sky, and If there was some sadness as the const of Devon was finally lost to sight in the September mist, there was much thankfulness, too, and Joyful looking forward, and, as Bradford puts It, "some Incouragmente." The high seas In 1G20 were, however, not hospitable to the little Mayflower. Three hundred years ago she was still plowing her way westward, with the land still hundreds of miles ahead. Nevertheless, the worst of her troubles were over, for It was about thot with the fair winds and weather of her setting out almost forgotten In the storms that had followed, the Mayflower came so near to turning back once more toward England. For days she had been tossed about and bnffeted wlch cross winds and "ninny fierce stormea." Her upper worka were leaking, and one of th main beams amidships was "bowed St craked." The whole ship. Indeed, "was ahroudly shaken," and This Expedition Was Callad From there was some fear that she would tha Void by Thought." never be able to perform her voyage. A serious consultation was, thereThough startled at the audacity of held between the pilgrims and Mr. Shaw, I was unprepared for the j fore, the master and his crew, and some spasm or nnsoiute rury that convulsed were for returning rather thnn cast Miss P.rowne's countenance. themselves Into "Inevitable porlll." "Mr. Shaw," she thundered, "If you Put. In the end, when' the master deIntend to draw a parallel between me clared he was sure of his ship below anil tin Ignorant Scotch pennant I" her hearings, and the ship's carpenter "Not nt all," sai.l Mr. Slinw calmly, declared that he could make her "forehye the Wise Woman was a sound above, the sennit n. fnced with most respictiible person and hint a the fact that It was as far back to grandson tu the kirk. The pdnt Is, Kntbind as It was to America, ron- can you Indicate with any decree of exactnes the whereabouts of lh! No Getting Away. chest? For there Is a good deal of sand on the shores of this Island." "Oh, but Mr. Slnnv!" Inter-ioseAunt June Ireinuioiisly. "In the sand why, I am sure that Is such a r-helpful thought ! It shows qui'e plainly that the chest Is l.- -i burled In in a rock, you know," She ga-'the effect of a person trying to t a thunderstorm wl'p a ptilin-lea- f fnu. "Dynamite dy .nmlte blow the lid oft the Island I' mumbled Captain "If anyone has a definite plan to propose." said Mr. 8haw, "I am very ready to consider It. I have understood, myself, from the first to tie acting under the directions of the ladles who planned this expedition. Considering Its Importune to myself, no one run well suppose that t am bot dolnn all In my power to bring the chest to light. Tomorrow, If the sen Is favorable. It Is my Intention to out In the bout to determine the character of sut h other caves as exist on ll I: url. I'll want you with me, lad and you too, Magnus." U ?r SCDUTS MISGIVINGS es Mick-lestan- BfiOYft sented to go forward. And o, with the help of "a great Iron aerua" which one of the pilgrims had brought with him from Ley a en, the beam amidships was crowded hack Into Its place, the decks were recalked, and then, taking care to carry no great press of sail, the Mayflower, once mora, addressed herself to the storm. For the storms still continued, and often the little boat bad to 11a to for days together, unable to "beare a knot of salle." But, at last, it wa over, and on the morning of November 20th, more than two months after leaving Plymouth, there came, at daybreak, the welcome call of "Land hoi" Or, as Bradford puts It, "after longe beating at sea, they fell with that land which Is called Cape Cod; the which being made & certainly knowne to be It, they were not a little Joyfull." LIFTED ABOVE ALL NATIONS Americans Have Abundant Surely Reasons for Giving Thanks to the Bestower of Our Blessings. The history of Thanksgiving day has been told innumerable times in song and story, from pulpit and platform and in the press. From, the time of its first celebration 300 years ago men and women and children of this nation have heard the message of the serious purpoee of this commemorative day. No less mindful than were our fathers are we today of the sucreduess of Its purpose. True, In days gone by it was a much more simple event In the early days of Its origin, a little settlement here and another there rendered thanks to the Deity for the blessings they felt He had bestowed upon them. And they were simple blessings for the most part. Gratitude for the gifts which Nature had handed them; rejoicing that In an alien world they were none the less happy and contented these were the returns fos which they gathered Tn family groups to give thanks. Nature has not withheld from ns this year her customary bounty. Our harvests have been gratifying; we do not In this regard lack cause for reNor Indeed la our present joicing. state In matters that do not pertain merely to harvests and fields of grain, one that la altogether without splendid prospects for great achievement. By a combination, of circumstances we are today the one nation In the world to whom her sister nations may look for aid and comfort in their hour of need. As potential world power for good, America has reason to be grateful for the privileged position It holds among her sister nations. That Is nt least one cause for national thanksgiving. frns GIVE THANK8 FOR ALL. ThanksRtv'nw. Lord, Thsnkaglvlng! For the leiuilnss of our days; For the Jojr that sings through hornet things tn the common trodden wars. For life and love and plenty. For laughter and for tears; For Thy wine plan of good to man. Thanksgiving through the yearsi Thanksgiving, Lord. Thanksgiving! For thy bounty unto oa; For the gracious yields of ripened fields That are so marveloue. For the summer's golden promise That the fruitful autumn bore. Thy people ralee the voire of praise Thanksgiving evermore I Thanksgiving. Lord, Thanksgiving! For all Thy ships at era That bear afar the brave that are In service unto Thee. Thanksgiving, Lord. Thanksgiving! For Thy hosts In ev'ry clime And ev'ry land, where'er they stand. Thanksgiving through all time! KBTHKH CLARK HILL. if til VvH Thanksgiving Lore. To entirely prepare a Thanksgiving dinner Is a sign that you will have house of your own before another Tharksglvlng. Lome W. Barclay, national director of the department of education, who was recently made a Knight of the Legion of Honor in consideration of his work in the devastated regions of France, sent the following communication to the national council headquarters: "The Boy scout camps In France are now closing, and the French boys ara cheering for fhe good times they have bad. Wa have 40 boya who have not been adopted by troops In America. Here ia an opportunity for your troop to have a representative In scouting In France. Expenses have been advanced by friends for these boya and we shall be glad to assign them to yon for adoption en receipt of a condollara per tribution ef twenty-Ev- e Frenca bey. It is not too late, for this work most continue. Ia It posIn sible for your troop te In helping one of the boya in France? ae doing yo will de a 'geod ' turn' which will always cootlnae to turn' for acoeU aad acoutiag. Seed your eemzaunlcationa te ttte American Committee for Devastated France, 18 Beat 80th 8treet, New York City." te NEW BRANCHES OF 8COUTINO. Thirteen Berne (N. T.) scouts recently organised themaeivea into an Archery club, making bows and arrows .for themselves. One. of the most striking scout displays In connection with a sportsman show In New York was an archery demonstration given troop, with old by a Manhattan English yew bows. Archery is a fascinating recreation and ia Incidentally splendid training in accuracy, observation and of mind, eye and muscle. In Breeadus, Mont, twenty eight boys have banded together as mounted Boy scouts. All of tliem have horses. Pa. Troop 12 of Wllkesbarre, has become so Interested In forestry through the forest guide movement that it Is making a special study of the subject under the guidance of an expert forester. Twenty-fiv- e of the troop are forest guides, dedicated to wild life conservation and the prevention of forest fires, by active personal service and by propaganda. PRAISES BOY SCOUTS HARDING This Is what President Harding has to say about the scout movement: "I am with the scout movement heart and soul. It la an organization teaching the spirit of our democracy, because in it standing is won only by taking the equal opportunities given all individuals to show their own merit, capacity and worth. I wish every boy In our America could have the advantage and the honor of being In the boy scout organization and' of learning therein that Justice, the customs of fair play and the gentleness ' of good manner make for peace and growth, as distinguished from the results of disorganization and selfishness and cowardice which lead to contentions and conflict. "WARREN G. IIAItDINQ." SCOUT INSIGNIA IN MEMORIAL, WINDOW. The memorial window unveiled for Dr. Charles Townsend, for aearly twenty' years pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Orange, N. la believed te be unique in scouting annals, as It Is the first to have the boy soent Insignia wrought Into its Doctor Townsend was the design. founder ef the troop organisation In the church, and the window ia the gift of the scouts In eoving memory of their leader who died in 1914. The window portrays the incident of Christ feeding the multitude, and receiving the loaves and fishes from the hand of the boy whom Andrew, the disciple, brings to the master, a theme once treated by Doctor Townsend In a scout anniversary sermon. Rev. UNIVERSITY ADOPTS SCOUTIfjIQ Two boy scout troops have been Installed In the Minimum department of the University of Notre Dame. Indiana. Rev. James Burns, president of the university, has this to say: "After Investigating the boy scout movement under Catholic leadership and realizing the good It Is acctflupllsh. Ing among our boys throughout the United States by Inculcating such virtues as kindness, obedience and reverence, I take great pleasure In giving my Indorsement to this praiseworthy work and will do all I can tn a practical way to further the movement here at the University of Notre Dame." DOINGS OF BOY SCOUTS. saved the Boy scouts recently I.aure! Canyon (Cal.) home of Bessie Love from destruction by Are. A fjtiMHonnatre gent out te boya whe had Just returned from a scout camp brought out Interesting Information as to whnt the boys themselves considered thot the experience had given them. Some of the answers were: "to be a better scout," "to stand straight." learned "working without "clean crumbling," "good habits," port," "helped every way."