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THE TIMES-NEW- NEPHI, UTAH S, BOY-SCOUT- PANISH Camilla Kenyon 7 Doubloons (CHAPTER X. are maae at Home COPYRIOHT PvJ THE BO COMPANY Conducted US PeWWeSf other sharp turn, creepers that covered the ground be13 side me. Captain Magnus looked more ill at "I got to my feet quickly, dragging ease than usual. the whole mass of vines up with me. "Did you think o' rowln' the whole Then I saw that they had covered a way round the dinged chunk o' rock?" curiously regular little patch of he Inquired. ground, outlined at intervals with "Certainly not," suld Mr. Shaw small stones. At one end was a larger with an impatient frown. So the stone. nan, In addition to his other unat "The patch was narrow, about six tractive qualities, was turning into a feet long Instantly suggestive of a shirk! Hitherto, with his strength grave. But swift beyond all process and feverish, If Intermittent, energy, of reason was the certainty that plus an almost uncanny skill with flashed Into my mind. I fell on my boats, he had been of value. "Cer knees beside the stone and pulled tainly not. We are going to make a away the torn I saw careful survey of the cliffs, and ex the letters Ii. H. and an attempt at plore every likely opening as thor- cross-bone- s rudely cut Into the suroughly as possible. It will be slow face of the stone. work and hard. As to circumnavigat"I closed my eyes and tried to ing the Island, I see no point in it steady myself. I thought, 'I am seefor I don't believe the chest can have ing things. This is the mere projecbeen carried any great distance from tion of the vision which has been In the cove." my mind so long.' "Oh all right," said Captain Mag "I opened my eyes, and Io, the fannus. if fantasy It were, remained. tasy, Mr. Tubbs, who had been whisper I smote with my fist upon the stone. with Miss Jane Aunt and Browne, ing The stone was solid it bruised the r now with a very cusflesh. And as I saw the blood run, I unities proposed to the ladles that screamed aloud like a madmuu, 'It's they take n stroll on the beach. This real, real, real !' meant that the triumvirate were to "Under the stone lay the guardian withdraw for discussion, and amount of the treasure of the Bonny Lass ed to notice that henceforth the coun- And his secret was within my grasp. sels of the company would be divided. "I don't know how long I crouched ( nptaln Magnus, after an uneasy beside the stone, as drunk with joy as wriggle or two, said lie guessed he'd any hasheesh with his drug. I turn in. Cookie's snores were already roused at lasttoper to find Benjy at my audible between splashes of the waves shoulder, thrusting his cool nose on the sands. The Scotchman, Cuth-ber- t against my feverish cheek. I supVane and I continued to sit by pose he didn't understand my Ignorthe dying lire. Mr. Shaw had got out ing him so, or thought I scorned him tils pipe and sat silently puffing nt it. for out In his race with the pig. losing He might have been sitting In soli- Yet when I think of what I owe that tude on the topmost crag of the pig I could swear never to taste pork so remote seemed that Impas- again. Island, sive presence. Was It possible that "Brought back to earth and ever, except In the sweet madness of I rose and began tu considersanity, my a dream, I had been In his arms, Somewhere close at surroundings. and cherished there, that he 1. called me lassie I lifted my eyes to the kind honest gaze of Cuthbert Vane. It was s faithful as Crusoe's and no more emA great impulse of afbarrassing. fection moved me. I was near putting out a hand to pat his splendid head. Oh. how easy, comfortable and eahji would lie a life with Cuthbert Vane? I wasn't thinking about the title now Cuthbert would be quite worth while for himself. For a moment I almost saw with' Aunt Jane's eyes. Fancy I rolling him out before the girls! stole insidiously Into my mind, llow much more dazzling than a plain Scotch sailor I turned in bitterness and yearning from the silent figure by the (Ire. I think In an earlier lifetime I must have been a huntress and loved to pursue the game that lied. Continued.) vine-tendril- made-to-onle- - pil-l-v- 1 CHAPTER XI. The Island Queen's Freight. woke next morning with a great thrill of exhilaration. Perhaps before the sun went down again I should know the set-re- t of the Island. The two divisions of our party, which were designated by me privately the Land and Sea Forces, went their separate ways directly after breakfast, which we ate In the cool nt earliest morning. I could retire to the perusal of the journal which I and recovered from the wrecked sloop without fear of Interruption. I resumed my reading with the entry of February 10. "This morning, having grown very tired of fish, of which I get plenty every time I go out In the boat, by dragging a line behind. I decided to stay ashore and hunt pig. I set out across the base of the point, nearly due south whereas I had leen working along the coast to the north of the cove. I reached the edge of the Cliffs and found that on my right hand the mountain dropped in a sheer precipice from hundreds of feet above tne straight Into the sea. I considered, n ml made up my mind that by striking buck some distance one might by a very rough climb gain the top of the precipice, and so swing around Hie shoulder of the mountain. I did not feel Inclined to attempt it. The clllTs nt this point offered no melius of descent, ami the few yard of sand which the receding tide had left bare nt their foot led nowhere. "I turned to go hack, arid at that I heard an outcry In the bushes end I'.etijy carne tearing out at the heels of a line young piwkcr. I threw up my gun to (Ire, but the evolution of Benjy rind the pig were such that I wm as likely to hit one as the other. The pig, of course, made desperate efforts to escape from (1ip In which he found himself. III only hope vwis to get back Into the wood on the point. Benjy kept him headed elT successfully, and I began to edge i;p, wntetiitig my chance for n shot. the pig came dashing Siiildenly straight toward rue oblivious, I sup-mto everything but the while snapping terror nt his heels. Taken by f i rprlse, I fired and missed. The pig shot between tny knees, Benjy afier htm. I withstood the shock of the pig, but not of Benjy. I fell, rlawlng wildly, into a limited mass o( mo-mer- br National Oouncll of lh Boy Bcouta ot America.) ROOSEVELT'S BIRTHDAY. I found myself in a' cave, some thirty feet in depth by eighteen across, with an opening on The birthday of Theodore Koosevell observed by boy scouts throughout the country at the instlgationtot council who feel the national that the late Conel specifically represented perhaps better than any American of recent years those qualities of sturdy manhood, clean, high vlsioned, loyal, virile, which they Ilka to emphasize and keep before scouts as a living ideal, t'here was a particularly close relation between Roosevelt aad boy scouts inasmuch as he was vitally interested la the movement and was at the time of lss death said to have been considering becoming a national leader of the organization In which he was already an hwrary and held the tale of chief scout citizen. Last year, under the leadership of National Scout Commissioner Beard, boy scouts of New York and vicinity a memorial pilgrimage to made Roosevelt's grave, an event repeated this year on an even larger scale. Id other parts of the country the celebra. tlon took the form of tree planting, mass patriotic meetings, father and son banquets, etc., all devoted to the purpose of keeping alive the memory of the great American who played so big a part In our national life and whose spirit still "goes marching on" among us. la the narrow strip of beach I had seen from the top of the cliffs. "The roof is high, with an effect of Gothic irehes. Near the mouth is a rlny spring of water, which has worn a clean rock channel for Itself to the sea. Otherwise, the cave Is perfectly dry. There Is no doubt In my mind that in the great buccaneering days of the Seventeenth century, and probably much later, the place was the haunt of pirates. One fancies that Captain Sampson of the Bonny Lass may have known of it before he brought the treasure to thi Island. There were queer folk to be. met. with In those days In the western ocean. Yes, the cave has seen face and many a fierce, tarry pigtail, and echoed to strange oaths and wild Men had carved those steps in the passage thirty-twof them. In the sand of the floor, as I kicked It up with my feet, hoping rather childishly to strike the corner of the chest, I found the hilt and part of the blade of a rusty cutlass, and a chased silver I shall take the buckle home to Helen and yet how trivial it will ONE may Judge from appearance to youth, for It Is impartial In Its seem, with all else that I have to of- IFat evening social affairs, the coiffure favor. Since to age It Imparts flat-- ; fer her! Nevertheless she will prize u is not complete without a fancy tering dignity and to youth winsome' It as my gift, and because it comes or. headdress. naivete, everybody Is wearing velvet.' from the place to which some kind The idea of pretty ornaments for Paris sponsors black velvet for angel led me for her sake. Ihe hair suggests Christmas gifts one street wear. Her style creators height-- ; "I left the cave and hurried back to tan make which will be "different" en its regal beauty with a master the cabin for a spade, walking on air, from the usual pin cushions, tea aprons, touch of gay embroidery or, perchance,.1 breaking with snatches of song the vanity cases and powder puiTs. a gold or silver girdle most often terrible stillness of the woods, where Take for instance the charming with the presence of handsome fur. one hears only the high fitful sighing floral comb in the group above. It Long straight coats of black velvet of the wind, or the eternal mutter of Is suggested by the huge Spanish comb, with accented effect, hnvej the sea. now so popular among American abundant collars of black Persian lamb,' "Back In the cave, I set to work women for evening wear. However, with broad fur outlining the huge feverishly, making the light sand fly. through substituting flowers for tor- flowing sleeve. At the end of half an hour, at a point toise shell or suit is the The velvet three-piecjet a dainty youthful close to the angle of the wall my effect is secured, nnd yet the conven- goal of style ambition this season. It Is an economical investment. spade struck a hard surface. It lay, tions of style are preserved. It serves I should Judge, under about two feet This clever affair can easily be mnde as a comely street costume, and with of sand. Soon I had laid bare a patch as follows: Take an ordinary side coat removed. Is converted into a one--, of dark wood which rang under my comb, with coarse teeth, or If obtain- piece frock de luxe attuned to dress--' knuckles almost like iron. A little able, a back comb with long prongs. lest occasions. Our" illustration shows more, and I had cleared away the Cut a big fan or emnb shape of rice a youthful three-piec- e suit of deepest sand from the top of a large chest net, wire it across the top and ends. rosewood velvet The bodice part Is with a convex lid, "heavily bound in Cover top nnd ends with a bit of silk. of matched georgette embroidered brass. with beads and metal threads. Then sew on this artificial flowers ; Chiffon velvet, supple and full of "Furiously I flung the sand aside these may be hand made from trifles of until the chest stood free for half its silk with chiffon. Sew this fanlike grace at every move, is chosen for d depth which is roughly three feet. It shape across the top the afternoon and reception gown. The has handles at the ends, great chiffon of comb by bringing stitches down- latest funcy Is for loops of metal. I tugged my hardest, but the chest seemed fast in 1 1 its place as the native rock. laughed exultantly. The weight meant gold gold ! I had hammer and chisel with me, nnd with these I forced the massive ancient locks. There were three of them, one for each strip of brass which bound the chest. Then 1 (lung up the lid. "No glittering treasure dazzled me. I saw only a surface of stained can vas, tucked in carefully around the edges. This I tore off and flung aside eclipsing poor Benjy, who was a most Interested spectator of my strange proceedings. Still no gleam of gold, merely demure rows of plump brown bags. With both hands I reached for them. Oh, to grasp them all ! I had to be content with two, because they were so heavy, so blessedly heavy ! "I spread the square of canvas on the sand, cut the strings from the bags and poured out gold, gold ! All fair shining golden coins they were, not a paltry silver piece among them! And they made a soft golden music a they fell in a glorious yellow heap. "I don't know how long I sat there, playing with my gold, running It through my fingers, clinking the coins together in my palm. Benjy came and sniffed at them indifferently, unable ff understand his master's preoccupation. He thrust his nose Into my face and barked, and said, as clearly as with words, Come, hunt pig!' "Benjy,' I said, 'we'll leave tho pork alone Just now. We have work We're enough to count our money. rich, old boy, rich, rich !' "Of course, I don't yet know exactly what the value of the treasure Is. InTJ't'I I have counted the bags In the "Jf chest; 41 there are one hundred and forty-eigh- t. ?- TKnch, so far as I have determined, contains one thousand Fashion Trends to Velvet. douhloous. which makes a total of one hundred, and forty-eigh- t thousand. Intimating Oetwen the teeth. When secure, line velvet dresses, say tniiie, gray, sphlnt each coin, for the sake of even figures, Ihe back (the part next trve hair) with nnd beige, with Hashes of vivid Bulk an at a value of seven dollar embroidery. A delectable chiffon a safe sil!:. Golden grapes and cherriess tsshov.n minimum you get one million, thirty-si- x ?:wn, beige with gny stlchery. Is In the above lllintrntlnn. Not thousand dollars. And a many In the llluotnitlon. are made of bits r.ho-.vnf the coins are ancient I ought to of nielal cloth Muffed with cotton, the tho tight long sleeves; thej are the exOdd bends ception ndvcxiited by several of the leaves bnmf bronzed. reap a harvest from collectors. "Itoslde the coin, I found, rather strung Into bandeaux nlso answer to leading French designer. surprisingly, laid between the upper the call for fancy headdress. The little bed Inup shown I of layers of bag, a silver crucifix about shnded silk, the tiny canopy covering nine Inches long. It is of very quaint old workmanship, nnd badly tarnished. the bulb. ThP Winter way of Fashion trend Its money value must be very trifling, n veritable corruoHT tr vimitH mvwu union labyrinth of through to same the bulk of compared golden Wraps. itreet three-pieccoins. I think It must have had soma velvet. Shoes for Little Feet. gowns nnd lint nre of special character of sacrcdncs which frocks evening velvet Children should wear proper shoe velvet, velvet, led to Its preservation here. It I from the start or else deformities may A forcmot American designer, strange to find such a relic among a recently upon the matter of be the result. The soles of children's treasure so stained by blood and (:is,ion. dcchircd Ibnt this 'iiin see shots rdiould have straight Inside lines crime. a return of ihe dignified style of the soil should be everywhere n wide (TO BE CONT1NCKD.) "grnnde dame." I'erlmp that account nnd long ns the foot while standing, for the preeminence of velvet for Both sole and upper should be flex War Shrines In Schools. present-daapparel. It hcsixiiks the ible enough to iicrmlt the foot to licnd Nearly I, (sin schools In Great Brltnlu niisillly of stati ly elegance. However, for walking. The heel ehoubj have been provided with war shrines that dees preclude Its adaptability be low and broad,. in memory of old scholars. Ice-col- d sea-tann- sea-song- o shoe-buckl- . e. ban-Sea- SCOUTS AS FIRE FIGHTERS. WW- -, - - 1 I!" W 'WW Ji" ' Vi'-,-,- m, ", low-wai- e Vmr Z. ' , HI Jti Jute all-ov- er i flower-covere- - hand-wroug- d If;. ; tV r : l - 1 u UyH mwyM0 T c ax S Un'der the Stone Lay the Guardian of the Treasure. hand was the mouth of the cave but whore? The cliffs, as I have already said, were too steep for descent. Nothing but a fly could have crawled down them. I tnrned to the craggy face of the mountain. There, surely, must be the entrance to the cave! For hours I clambered among the rocks, risking mangled limbs and sunstrokeand found no cave. I came hack at last, wearily, to the grave. There lay the dust of the brain that had known all and a wild Impulse came to me to tear away the earth with my bare hands, to dig deep, deep and then with listening ear wait for a whispered word. "I put the delirious fancy from me and moved away to the edge of the clllTs. Looking down, I saw a narrow sloping shelf which dropped from the brink to a distance of ten or twelve feet below, where it met a slight projection of the roek. I had seen It before, of course, but it had carried no Now I significance for my inlnd. stepped down upon the ledge and followed It to Its end in the angle of the rock. "Snugly hidden in the angle was a low doorway leading Into blackness. "Now, of course I ought In prudence to have gone back to the lint and got matches nnd n lantern and a rope before I set foot in the darkness of that unknown place. But what had I to do today with prudence Fortune had me by the hand ! In I went boldly, I'.cnjy nt my heels. The passage turned sharply, and for a little way wo walked In blackness. Then It veered again, and a faint and far-of- f Unlit seemed to filter its way to us through tt wh woven of the very stuff of night. The floor sloped n little dowuwnrd. I felt my way wlvn my I feet, and came to a step another. was going along a descending passage, cut at Its steejiest into rough, Irregular stairs. With either hand I could touch the walls. All the while the light grew clearer. Presently, ly an h( vel-v- e 1 jf y et Youngsters Are Vrained in Some Cities, Undergoing Same Drill Probation try Firemen Are Given. TAKES OVER BOSTON TROOP. Sa'ld Dnbbus who served as Chief scout nf Syria and Is now a student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was one of the young men who answered the receut call for scout leaders Issued by the Boston council, lie will act as scoutmaster for a group of Syrian boys. Another valuable addition to the scoutmaster ranks that the appeal gained was Joseph A. Langone, organizer of the Sons ot Italy, the largest Italian organization In the country. Mr. Langone will serve as a scoutmaster of his owe troop and supervise other troops In the city. Iiae GAVE HIS THREE PENNIES. Troops In many places have been making contributions to the "Seoul In raeblo who lost comrade heavily and acted so heroically in the disaster which overcome the city lasl summer." Orange (N. J.) scouts are among those who have been helping this work and recently a little chnp not more than nine years old too young to be a scout but brim full ot scout Scoutmastei spirit stopped Yarrlesof that city and presented hln with three pennies which he said hi wanted added to the fund the scouti were collecting for Pueblo lioys. SCOUTS TO HELP AIR SERVICE. Washington scouts had the honor o laying the first trtrker "I. C. I." fot the new air route from Balling field to Dnyton, O, and plans are being made nt the reqm-of the federal all service for definite of l.oy scouts with the service. Rom ol the work which It Is contemplated having scouts do will consist of Iwlplni aviators making forced Inndlngs. re. porting adverse weather conditions mnrliing airways, guarding plane) taad'd ot broken, night signaling.