THE vos g have again covered thut freestone from sight. I can't e help feeltr,a my owe glorious good to be somehow an affront to poor unlucky 13111. "Tomorrow one last trip to the cave, and then hey, for home and Helen 1" The diary ended here, if closed the book, and stared with un seel lie eves Into the irreen shadows of the encompassing wotxls. Whan happened to the writer of the diary on that last trip to the cave? For he had never left the island. Crusoe waa here to prove It, as well as the wreck of the Island Queen. And, in all human probability, under the sand which choked the cabin of the deYellct was the chest of Spanish doubloons. But what waa the .mysterious fate of Peter? Had he fallen overboard from the sloop and been drowned? Had he returned to the cave and was lie there still? It was all a mystery but a mystery which I burned to selve. Of course I might have solved It, very quickly, merely by communicating the extraordinary knowledge which had come to me to my companions. But for the present at least I meant to keep this astounding secret for my lone'y-lookln- fur-tun- Spanish Doubloons . By CAMILLA KENYOII long-soug- Coprrlsbt, Ttw Ceauiy Bobte-Marr- (CHAPTER XI. 14 Continued.) "And now I have to think about moving the gold. First of all I must jet the chest Itself aboard the Island !)iieen. This means that I shall have to empty It and leave the gold In the :uve, while I get the chest out by jea. When the chest Is safely In the eubin of the sloop where It won't leave much room for Benjy and his master, I'm afraid I will take the Jags of coin out by the land entrance. ( can't think of risking my precious ioubloons In the voyage around the Joint. "Of course I should have liked to jet to the task today, but after the first mud thrill of the great event was I Liver, found myself as weak and un- nerved as a woman. So by a great jffort I came away and left my glorl-ju- s golden hoard. Now I dream and loat, playing with the Idea that tomorrow I shall find it all a fantasy. The pleasure of this is, of course, that ill the while I know this wildest of Aruhinn fnlry tales to be as real is the most drub and sober fact of my hitherto colorless life. "After nil, on the way back from the :uvt Benjy brought down a pig. So he Is us well pleased with the day as I upi. Now I um silting In the doorway if my cabin, writing up my Journal, md trying to calm down enough to go to bed. If it were not for the swift failing of daylight, I would go back to the cave for another peep into the ,'l.tst. But all round the Island the sen is moaning with that peculiarly melancholy note thut conies with the have falling of night. The lisen from the cove and gosie wheeling off in troops to their nests on the I'lifTs. Somehow a curious dislike, t, soliilu:ot fear, of this wild, tary place has come over me. I long fur the sound of human voices, the SoiiWi of human hands. I think of the dead man lying there at the door of the ave. Its silent guardian for so I suppose he brooded once on ti.- thought of the gold as I do he has been brooding so these I wonder If he Is ninety years! l 'i that I, a strunger, have come Into possession of his secret hoard at all ier-hap- .s ed l:.s: ? "( l on tne Helen, turn your heavenly face be my refuge from these shudThe dering unwholesome thoughts! joM is for you for you! Surely that must cleanse It of Its stains, must looe the clutch of the dead hands :hsr strive to hold it ! 'February 11. This morning I was I'tirly at the cave. Yes, there It was, 'the same wonder-ches- t that I hud litame.l of all night long. It was absurd hw the tightness In my breast I Began at Once the Work of Removing the Bags. Somehow or other, by guile or lucky circumstance, I must bring It about that the document I had signed at Miss Browne's behest was canceled. Was I, who all unaided had discovered, or as good ns discovered, the vainly sought for treasure, to disclose Us whereabouts to those who would deny me the smallest claim upon Its contents? Wus I to see all those "fair, shining golden cuius," parceled out between Miss Browne and Mr. Tubbs and Captain Magnus (the three who loomed large in my Indignant thoughts), and not possess a single one myself? Or perhaps accept a little I really stingy present of a few? wasn't very covetous about the money, taken Just as money ; but considered as burled treasure it mude my mouth water. And then there was Dugnld Shaw, who had saved my life, und who seemed to have forgotten It, and thnt I had ever had ray arms about his neck and who was poor and brave Yes. decidedly, I should keep my secret yet a while, till I saw how the cards were going to fall. own. relaxed. "I begun at once the work of removing the baas from the chest and stacking them In the corner of the cave. It was a fatiguing Job, I hud ;o stoop so. "I spent so much time unloading the chest that before I was ready to go CHAPTER XII. for my boat the tide was up and pounding on the rocks below the cave. I I find that Bring to Light a Clue, only at certain stages of and all but overpowering first My Is cave the the tide approachable by a. At the turn after high water, impulse was to possess myself of a for In.tti.nce, there Is such a terrific spade and dash for the wreck of the undertow that It sets up a small mael- Island yueen. Solier second thought strom among the reefs lying off the restrained nie. To dig through the d sand of the cabin island. At low tide Is the time to dump, would be no trilling task, for I should conn. lie hampered by the need of throwing February 12. (Jot the chest out of he cave, though It was a difficult Job. out the excavated sand behind me Luridly there was no sea, and I hail through the nnrrow companlonwn; I could achieve my end, no doubt, by 1 tt Hiinxith passage around the point. lunched ruiher ruefully as I pussed patient burrowing, but It would reTo quire much more time than I had at the Cave of the Two Arches. the noon-dnI I my command before nk of wasted there! the toll (li I must of Cookie's gong. v I'.enjy had encountered the fute-- r sounding seen departing or returning not I ii pig a little sooner. "tint the chest aboard the Island with a spade, but make off with the li:een and stowed In the cabin. Not Implement in a Ptenlthy und burglarious manner. Above all, I must not nuiii left to swing a kitten. ' In the afternoon begun moving the risk betraying my secret through Illicit lence. sold. It's the deuce of a Job. But there was nothing to forbid an February lo. Been hard at It for lliiii- days. Most of the gold moved. Immediate pllgrlmnge to the much-souggrave-ston- e with Its sinister Have to thl-)too, of provisions and close-packe- y - v.atrr f't the trip. 'February 10. On board the Island. Have moved my traps from (Iuihii. I be l ut find am sleeping on the sloop. Want to be near the gold. Tomorrow I have only to bring the lust of the fold aboard a trilling matter and then go nut with the ebb. I would have got nil the bags on board today, lut I noticed a worn stretch In the nl f holding the sloop and stopped li repair It. I enn't have the sloop going on the rocks In case n blow comes tip tonight. There are only about a load and n half of bugs left In the tnv". "A queer notion seized tun today iibout the crucifix, when I was bringIt seemed to ing H from the cave. I can't ny from fli at Into my brnln what rpiailer that I hud better leave the crucifix for IJ'II. It wasn't more than he hod n right to, really nud to there is no virtue In a cross-bone- s mr.ke a man sleep well. "(if conre I put the absurd Idea fn in tne. nud brought the crucifix ill ii. Md iiU. with the rest of the gold. I l,ai; I f g.mJ when I know that tho NEPIII. UTAH S, of ground, outlined kt intervals wltfc small stones." At the head of trig grave lay a large, smoothly rounded stone. I knelt and brushed away some obstinate and the haters "B. II." revealed themselves, cut deeply and irregularly into the sloping fact of the stone. Below was the symbol of the crossed bones. There was something In the utter loneliness of the place that caught my breath sharply. At once I had the feeling of a marauder. Hera slept the guardian of the treasure and yet In defiance of hlVn I meant to have It So, too, had Peter' and I didn't know yet what ha had managed to da to Peter. With an impatient shiver I got up quickly from my knees. I whistled to Crusoe, who wag trotting busily about on mysterious Intelligence conveyed to him by his nose. Ha run to rue Joyfully, and I stooped and patted his warm vigorous body. "Let Bill walk, Crusoe," I remarked, "let hlia! He needn't be a dog in the manger about the treasure, anyhow." Now came the moment which I had been trying not to think about. I had to find the entrance to the cave, and then go into it or part with my own esteem forever. I went and peered over the cliff. The ledge was there not an inviting ledge, nor one on which the unacrobatlcally inclined would have any Impulse to saunter, but a perfectly good ledge, on which I had not the slightest excuse for declining to venture. There was truly nothing dangerous about the ledge. It was nearly three feet wide, and had an easy downward trend. Yet you heard the hungry roar of the surf below, and try as you would not to, caught glimpses of the white swirl of It. I moved cautiously, keeping close to the face of the cliff. Crusoe, to my annoyance, sprang down upon the ledge after me. I had a feeling that he must certainly trip me as I picked my way gingerly along. An angle In the rock a low dark entrance-waIt was all as Peter hod described it I peered In nothing but Impenetrable blackness. I took a hesThe passage veered itating step. sharply, as the diary had recorded. Once around the corner, there would be nothing but darkness anywhere. Suddenly portentous and overwhelming, there rose before me the unanswered question of what had become of Peter on that last visit to the cave. exUnanswered and unanswerable cept In one way: by going in to see. Whereas I had so far thought prli clpally of the treasure, I now began to think with Intensity of Peter. What ironic stroke of fate had cut him down In the very moment of his triumph? Had he ever reached the cave to bring away the last of the doubloons? Were they still waiting there unclaimed Hud a storm come up on that last night, and the weakened cable parted, and the Island Queen gone on the rocks, drowning Peter in the cabin with his gold. Then how had Crusot got away, Crusoe, who feared the waves so, and would bark at them and then turn tall and run? Speaking of Crusoe, where was he'i I realized that a moment ago he had plunged Into the passage. I heard the patter of his feet a pause. A queer dismal little whine echoed along the passage. I heard Crusoe returning but before his nose appeared around the angle of the tunnel his mistress had reached the top of the cliff at a bound and was vanishing at a brisk pace Into the woods. With bitterness, as I pursued my way to camp, I realized that I waf not a heroine. Here was a mystery It was the business of a heroine tc solve It. Now that I was safely away from the cave, I begun to feel the Itch of a torturing curiosity. How, without going into the terrifying place alone, should I find out what wa there? Should I pretend to have accidentally discovered the grave, lead the party to It, and then aga'n accidentally discover the tunnel? Till plan had Its merits but I discarded it for fear that something would be found In the enve to direct attention to the Island Queen. Then I reflected that very likely the explorer would work round the Island fat of the enough to find the cave. This would take matters entirely out of my bunds. I should perhaps be enlightened ns to the fate of I'eter and the last remaining bags of but might also have to doubloons, share the secret of the derelict with the rest. And then nil my dreams if playing fairy goiimothcr ami phnwr-Indown on certain heads like coals of fire torrents of beautiful golden doubloons, would be over. On the whole I could Imt tell whether I hurtieil with luipulletice to have the enve discovered, or was coid with the fiur of It.And then, to vigorous Is the Instinct to see one's self In heroic postures, I found I wns trying to cheat myself with the pretense that I meant presently to nbtra'-- t Aunt June's electilc torch and. returning to the lunml-mouth- , plunge In dauritlcssly. symbol. The account In Peter's diary of his adventure with the pig placed the grave with such exactness thnt I bail no doubt of finding it easily. That done, I would know very nearly where to look for the cave and In order to bid defiance to a certain chill reuse of reluctance which beset Hie nt the thought of the cave, I started out nt once, iklrt'ng the rlenrlng with much clrcuin.i"ct ion. for It seemed to me that even the sight of my vanishing bnck must shout of mystery to Cookie droning hymns among hli pots and pnns. Crusoe, of course, came with nie. happily unconscious of his own strange relation to our quest. Somewhere !n the angle between the rugged margin of the cliffs and the abrupt rise of the craggy mouiitnlnslde, according to Peier's Journal, Iny the grnve. I begun systematically to poke with a stick I curried into every mass of vines or bushes. s Quite suddenly I found It. My hud displaced a matted mass of ground-creeper- . Beneath, looking raw and naked Without Its leafy covering, was the "curiously regular little Dutch prod-ding- SCOUTS vine-tendrils-, y sea-bir- sea-gir- TIMES-NEW- MaJ. Oen. Peyton C March, chief ef staff of the United States army during the great war, has retired from active military service. But he will be long in the public eye because of the many service rancors that only time will straighten out It is too 1 soon to write the history of the World : war and te pass Judgment on th quality of his 'service as head of the army staff. It frequently Is said that General March was the Stanton of the War department during his term of duty as the chief of the general staff. General March is credited by many with deciding things in advance and, when his decision was made, wtth telling Secretary of War Baker to "sign here." In war times some one In the War department must be an autocrat March unquestionably was the military autocrat of the department during the war. Naturally, he made enemies. Today it Is known that some of the officers cherish bitter feelings because of the things which he did. But high service he unquestionably performed. He cut red tape and made things move with a rapidity that they never had moved with before. General March was given the Distinguished Service Medal for his conduct of the great staff department in the days of the war. 'A'1 9fr,"?t "Really, My Dear Senator Thomas E. Watson Watson" of (portrait herewith) certainly started something when he said in debate in the senate: Georgia y "How many senators know that a private soldier was frequently shot by his officers because of some complaint against officers' Insolence; and thut they had gallows upon which men were hanged, day after day, without or any other form of trial? How many senators know that? I had and have the photograph of one of those gallows, upon which 21 white boys had already been executed at sunrise when the photograph was taken ; and there were others waiting in the camp Jails to be hanged morning after morning." Senator Wadsworth of New York, chairman of the military affairs committee, demanded that Senator Watson appear before that committee and substantiate his statements. The Geor the "demand." He would debate It out In gian replied he defied the senate. He Intimated that he had no confidence In the committee and that his witnesses would be In danger. After debate a special committee was appointed to investigate the charges: Brandegee of Connecticut Ernst of Kentucky, Wills of Ohio, Overman of North Carolina and Shields of Tennessee. General Pershing mude a statement declaring the Watson charges to be "without foundation." The Georgian warned Pershing that a general who called a senator a llur could be called before the senate and reprimanded. After more debate, extending over several days, the situation was apparently straightened out so that Senator Watson will go before the special committee. ."7 If'. cuta at SERVICE COMMUNITY March Now on Retired List &rvS court-marti- Hull Succeeds White Cordell Hull of Carthage, Tenn., was chosen chairman of the Democratic national committee to succeed George White of Marietta. 0 following refusal of Edward F. Goltra, committeeman from Missouri, to resign to make way for Breckinridge Long of St Louis and Washington, D. C. Mr. Long and Mr. Hull were the only two all factions agreed upon for the chairmanship. Mr. Hull is a lawyer and a former A Judge. He was a member of congress la. v confrom the Sixtieth to Sixty-sixtgresses. He is a Spanish-America- n veteran and Is unmarried. He has been a member of the national committee eight years. The new chairman's policies are briefly outlined In the following statement: "The first step in administering the affairs of the committee will be to pay off the present Indebtedness and create a good atmosphere in which to work. Wo shall try to pny all debts nt an early date. "We shall make every possible effort to develop the Democratic natlonnl committee Into the most mllltunt and efficient organization within our power." ' h Macnider, American Legion Oouell AmirlM.) T Mafclaaa! (CoBdMt4 ( tk Boy RECORD Loffansport. In4 has a rweord of strenuous community servioe. Among the year's activities the following are reported t scputs fate 000 bftwra of service at the Klwaals play-feserving as guides, ushers, kitchen helpers, guarding automobiles, tending check room, actlag as messenger, etc.. In addition one entire troop gave four days of tbelr time distributing posters, etc, 22 scouts assisted the Salvation army getting its new building in shape, giving at least 200V hours of free service. d scents decorated grave of soldiers on Memorial day. Distributed 200 fire prevention cards. Fifty scouts worked 12 hours assisting the American Legion at Itablg Fourth of July celebration. Saved the lives of 12 persons from drowning in six months. Other services were performed for the Red Cross, G. A. R--, D. A. R., Camp Fire Guardians, Public Health Nurses, Epworth league and One-hundr- at Two-hundre- the Masons. STAR SCOUT WINS BADGE. Among the various Merit badges' scouts is which are open to first-cla- s one which boys rarely apply for, though it Is an Interesting one. This unusual badge in blacksmlthlng has just been won by Robert Reed, a star scout of troop No. 11, Oak Park, 111. Most of the required preliminary work was done In connection with his manual training work in high school. The requirements for the Merit badge In blacksmlthlng are as follows: lnch 1. Make an open link of stock. 2. Forge a chain hook out of by Inch round lnch soft eteel, or Iron. lnch stock. 3. Make a bolt of 4. Bend and weld three links and form them into a chain, these links to be fastened to the hook of requirement No. 2 by a ring, and links and ring lnch round iron, to be made out of 5. Make a straight lap weld of 14 stock. by 6. Make a cold chisel out of lnch hexagonal tool steel. 7. Temper a rock drill. 8. Explain how to harden and temper a cold chisel. -- -- -- -- GOOD TURNS OF ONE TROOP. Troop 3 of Flushing, Long island, reports the following "good turns:" Five scouts took part in first memorial Roosevelt pilgrimage, 1020; troop took tickets for All American mass meeting. 1921; distributed 500 circulars for aid of starving Serbians; 200 posters' for hospital drive ; assisted at Memorial day services for G. A. R. ; assisted at Rotary club meeting; distributed boxes In Salvation army drive : helped clean vacant lots ; one member of troop rescued a boy from drowning. all this activity Notwithstanding this troop has been keen for scout-:ra- ft advancement also. During the year 13 boys became tenderfoot scouts, 19 entered second class and six became first class. One life and one star scout and two eagles are also on the troop's record. . RELAY PRESIDENTS MESSAGE. The Syracuse (N. T.) Ilerald offers a permanent cup trophy for a relay race to be competed for annually by Boy scout troops of the Herald parish in connection with the State fair. Last year the runners carried a message from General Pershing to Governor Smith. This year the message was from Persident Harding to Governor Miller and was won by the Phoenix boy scout team who carried the message from Auburn to the fair miles In grounds, a distance of 20 2 hours, 19 mlnues, 10 seconds. The fastest Individual contestant was in Howard Moyer, who ran a half-mil2 minutes, ten seconds. CITY 8TR0NQ FOR SCOUTING. g (TO BB CONTINUED.) Effective In Ancient Warfare. ng types of sword famous It, the past must be mentioned the greftt affiilr swung by the Germans In lansquenets, who were much mixed up In the French religions wars. carSo lurire was It, It could not ' ried nt the side In a scnhhiud. but bnd to be swung across the back. When the lansquenets went Into action they hnd to be stationed a goof distance apart. In order to conflm the casualties to the enemy. Kucr look bis stand, stnrted the old scyth going and developed quite a ;! of Influence. A two-hande- Hanford Macnider, the new national commander of tbo American I't,lHi, Is an American fighting man He of tine physique and was born In 1WI nt Mnsoii City, la., where be Is a bunker. He was gradunud svrved ated from Harvard I" on ihe Mexican border In 1010 as a first leutel.uiit In the Iowa National Guard. A'ter the outbreak of the World war he entered the officers' training cnmti s Fort Snelllng and was com-mlHe ared second lieutenant. rive.. ,n France September 20, lf)17. as mi officer In the Ninth United Stales lifnntry. During his overseas service lie was promote! to major and luter became lleurenatit colonel of Infantry In the Alsne, Mnnie, St. MSlilel p ind operations, a portion of the time In ipminntid of his lie was wniid'd nt St. c;lincnt. Mililel, nnd holds the fort rawing deco- uplx-aratic- "' Meuse-Argotui- DIstlnKii'sbed Servb-Cross and one cluster, Chevalier de ril..iineiir, Croix i!e Guerre (five citations, five palms, one fold and one silvel tor) snd the Itnllnn wnr cross. Macnider wns elected commnnder of the Iowa department of the Legion n September and Ims commander of the Clausen Worden of Mason ' ty. Ills tisine ws put forward for national commander nt post Minneapolis In 0I( and W. the balloting lie stood next to Frsnklln D'Oller. He has been a Uorous cx;oyetit of oiilusted conitrttm itlon for all men. riillotiii. hti A scoutmaster of Mt Pleasant, Utah, report that nine per cent of the population cf the city are In scouting and thnt the- - whole town Is behind the scout movement heart and soul, because they see the wonderful results It is having among the bnys who are In It. The scouts themselves are very much alive and keen on the outdoor part of the thing. One of the Interesting features of their last summer proauto trip to Broce gram wns a six-daennynn, a distance of 400 miles, camping en route. The party number 175, 110 of whom were scouts, the others fathers of scouts and others Interested In the movement. y WORK OF BOY 8COUT8. Cincinnati scouts distributed B.OOO) window cards In connection with health week campaign. Mayor Barley has Issnwl a proclamation to the citizens of Denver, urging financial support and genuine co npcrntlon with the local boy scont organization, declaring that boy scouts are "Indispensable' to the best Interests of every city. The proclamation was Issued apropos to the boy scout week celebration which Denver re rently observed, '