THE TIMES-NEW- NEPHI. UTAH S. oioiiuiiiililiji fcesiUI'e aiij uiu.iUi: slimieil tli ivsl in iinnrom h. Mr. Tubl bounced up with alacrity. Mr. Shaw I I and Cuthhert obeyed less promptly, they obeyed. Meanwhile Violet waited, looking implacable as fate. "And where is Captain Magnus?" she demanded, glunciug about her. Hut no one knew what had become of Captain Magnus. As for myself, 1 continued to sit In tlie shade and tat. But I could hear with ease all that was said. "Mr. Tubbs." began Miss Hrowne, "your recent clulnis have been matter between of prolonged consideration Miss Harding and myself. We feel we cannot but feel that there waa a harshness In your announcement of them, an apparent concentration of your own Interests, ill befitting a member of this expedition. Also, that In actual substance, they were excessive. Not half. Mr. Tubbs; oh, no, not half I Miss Harding and Hut myself, as the Joint heads of the Harding-Browne expedition, are Inclined to think no more tliun the reward which Is your due. We suggest, there fore, a simple way out of the diffi culty. Mr. Hugald Shuw was engaged on liberal terms to tind the treasure. He He has not found the treasure. has not found the slightest clue to its present whereabouts. Mr. Tubbs, on the contrary, has found a cluo. It Is a clue of the first importance. It Is equivalent almost to tlie actual discov Therefore let Mr. ery of the chest. Shaw, convinced I am sure by this calm presentation of tlie mutter of the justice ' of such a course, resign his claim to a fourtji of the treasure in favor of Mr. Hamilton II. Tubbs, and agree to receive instead the former allotment of Mr. Tubbs, namely, but :NyON COPY THE rSt GTHT BOBBS-MERR.I- XIII. Continued.) (CHAPTER - COMPANY LL Long ago Mr. Shaw had left the field to Violet and with a curt shrug had turned his back and stood lookthe core, stroking his chin reflectively. Miss Browne's eloquence bad risen to amazing flights, and she already hud Mr. Tubbs inextricably mixed with Ananias and Sapphlra, when the Scotchman broke in upou her ruthlessly. "Friends," he said, "so far as I can see we have been put a good bit ahead by this morning's work. First, we know the grave wik-- should be our landmark has not been entirely obliterated by the jungle, as I had thought most likely. Second, we know that it Is on this side of the island, for the reason tiiat this chap Tubbs hasn't nerve to go much beyond shouting distance by himself. Third, as Tubbs has tried this hold-ubusiness, I believe we should consider the agreement by which lie was to receive a sixteenth slrare null and void, and decide here and now that he gets nothFourth, the boat is ing whatever. now pretty well to rights, and as soon as we have a snack Hert and Magnus and I will set out. In twice us good heart as before, having had the story that brought us here confirmed for the first time. So Tubbs and his tombstone can go to thunder." "I can, can I?" cried Sir. Tubbs. "Say, are you a human Iceberg, to talk that cool before a man's own face? ing out over p and slapped the noble youth affectionately on the back when he came and got In the way with anxious Industry. As I wanted to observe developments a very necessary thing when you are playing Providence 1 chose a central position in the shade and pulled out some very smudgy tatting, a sort of Penelope's web which there was no prospect of my ever completing., hut which served admirably to give me an appearance of occupation at critical moments. Mr. Tubbs also had sought a shady spot, and was fanning himself with From time to time he his helmet. hummed. In a manner determinedly However he might disguise It guy. from himself, this time Mr. Tuhlis hat The truth was, overshot libs mark. since our arrival on the island Mr. Tubbs bad felt himself the spoiled child of fortune. Aunt Jane and Miss e Iligglesby-Hrovvnwere the joint commanders of the expedition, and he commanded them. The Scotchman's theoretical rank as leader had involved merely the acceptance of all the responsibility and blame, while authority rested with the petticoat government dominated by the bland and wily Tuhlus. Hut now, faced with the failure of his coup d'etat, Mr. Tubbs' situation He was, to say the least, awkward. Hut lie hud risked all and lost it. maiulrtiiied an air of jaunty self-co- n fidence, slightly tinged with Irony. It was all very well, lie seemed to Im " Say, Hut Cuthlert Vance broke in. ply, for u.s to try to get along without Three rousing cheers, old boy !" he H. H. We would discover the inipos cried to tlie Scotchman enthusiastic- sibility of It soou enough. Aunt June, drooping, had been led ally. "Always ilid think that chap a frightful liounder. don't you know? away to the cabin by Miss Higglesby You now heard the voice We'll stand by old Sluiw, won't we, Hrowne. Magnus?" Which comradely outbreak of Violet In exhortation, mingled wiih I seemed to see Aunt Jane's sobs. that an ear of Mr. Tubbs was cocked attentively in that direction. He had Indeed erred in the very wantonness of triumph, for a single glance would nave kept Aunt Jane loyal and prodi-'.-of excuses for him in the face of aiij treachery. Not even Violet could have clapped the lid on the iout of sentiment in Aunt Junes heart. only the cold contemning eye of H. II. himself bad congealed that tepid Mow. The morning won; on w.tli ever-iu- cicasing beat, and as nulling hap pened I begun to lind my wutcuiul rt ailing dull. Crusoe, worn out per haps by s mie private nocturnal pi Hunt, slept heavily where the drip of the spring over tlie brim of old ilcintz's kettle cooled the uir. I lie- whether it would not 'au to con.-idhe well to take a walk with Cutlibei't Vane and discover the tombstone all iter iiga.n. 1 knew nothing, ofcour.-of Mr. Tulib's drastic measures with As to Cut li ihe ccielnuled landmark. ni al . er e Tombitone Can Go to Thunder!" showed the excess of the beautiful youth's emotions, for usually he turned a large cold shoulder on the captain, thoiigu finuigiiu I" so;;ie mysterious manner to be erfocl ly civil till the lime. Perhaps you have to be born at High Staunton manor cr Its equivalent to posses. Hie ur! of s relegating people to immense without seeming to admin's cr even the get, t lest shove. ilut uiifnrtuniilely the effort of the Honorable Cuthbcrt's cordiiility was lost, so far us the object of it whs concerned, because of the surprising fuel, only lion- remarked by any one. that Captain Magnus hail dlsuppouied. Tubbs and Hi - CHAPTER XIV. nen's interrupted courtship. I depend id' on the vast excitement of discov ering tlie cave to iiisiracl his mind fioni It, For thai u;;s I lie Idea, of comse 'litlil.ell Vane ami I would i'.p:ore II. e cave, unci then whenever I likid I could pivk the bubble of Mr. Tubbs anil. li,. lis, without ie.nl ng tin whole stri.nge siory of the diary mid die Ish.nd t.Micen. It, it liici.nw 1, ie the cave drew me Jfiooii-ldesired to like a in. in t. lie tlie first to m e it. to M.aH h from Mr. Tiilibs the tumor of d scovevy. And I wanted to kn.iw uhmU po.ir I'elei anil tie iloi, Moons that he h.:il gone 1'iK'k lo fell li. Hut already Captain Miguus hail forsaken the post of duty uiol departed on an link:. own errand, Gould I ask Clllhliert tiue to do it, too? And inn i si. li oil a sui'le that was lull inllit ask him but be would proud. in Cut h'.ii'l t's s.mple Coile, refuse me certain tilings were "done." cer a n hers not. Among the nots was to full in siiiiid'ng by a friend. And just t was standing by now Cut Inigald Sluiw. Therefore inids ami hecks and wreathed smiles were vain. In Cuth CH thick hert'S quiet. headed way he could till It li s buck calmly o'l the face of" love ami follow ti e harsh call of duty even to death. It would not occur to him not Jo And he never would suseet himself of being a hero that would lie quite he nicest part of It. And jet I knew poor C'ltthlicrt was mi exploded superstition, un iimichro-ilsm- . purt of a vanishing order of ill In 's, and that the Ideal which was mnn ep'iirlng him was a boiler-plateiter with clockwork heitrt mid brain. Ami that Culhbert mimed F.fliclcncy. must g". along with his Jucobenii liut- nor. mid his family ghost, and I lie o:tl; In the park, mid everything ele hat couldn't prove Its right to live x'pl by being flee ami lovely and till of gin liered sweetness of the I I 1 I hi-f- Soma Secret Dip'omacy. The evntiishmeiit of Captain Magnus, though qu'te imlookcd for ut so critlcnl H niometit, was too much In keeping with Ids eccentric and unsocial ways to arouse much comment. Kvcry-Itodlooked about with mild ejaculations of surprise, and then forgot nlMuit the matter. Whistling a Scotch tune, Diigald Shaw set to work again on the boat. In (he face of dilllcully or opposition lie always grew more brisk and cheerer In tin' U'ted to wonder ful. event of a tornado he would imt waitu it Into Hltlve geniality. II would not have neeiled n 1 had not begun by usiectliig b in of conspiring ngiilii"l Aunt June's pocket, or if the Triumvirate, in spired by Mr. Tubbs. hnd not snt in g'noiuy Judgment on his every move, merit. Or If he hadn't been Al th's point in my tin So for saving me from the c: ve. n- loor of the cabin opened ntid M's lead of leaving il to Cuthlicrt Vane Hul nov under the sibiiititw of i'.rteuie CBiue out. looking sternly res lil mind shout Mr. TuMi ;Hii:c. Aunt Jane followed, very pink i With hi i t4t be eies and hom. tie u tb. Si .t hiiiiin y i -- wb-tb- Pet-Im- repi-.m-he- ,il-i- J. .0 j: " BUILDING by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) Un June 30, 1021, the clore of the (Prepared fifth fiscal year since the passage of the federal aid road act, which is administered by the bureau of public roads, United States Department of Agriculture, the states and federal government hud completed 7,405 allies of road, and 17,077 miles wer under construction. Including the work completed on projects still under instruction, the states have completed work which entitles them to draw ou Ihe federal treasury for $118,915,515. There is also balance allotted but Dot yet earned on projects now undei construction amounting to $00,375,030, Of the two appropriations which have seen made for federal aid there is now unobll unly $18,703,544 reuiainlng gated. Twelve of the states have ob llgated their entire allotment and sev-erI others have only a small amount to their credit. During the hist fiscal year the total af completed projects Jumped from 1,077 to 7,4(10 miles, and tlie projects under construction increased from to 17,077 miles. The money earned by completion of work has grown from $40,097,881 a year ago to $118,915,515 at the end of this fiscal jreur. The amount earned during the year was $7S,S17,034, or nearly twice is much ns the amount earned during Uie four years preceding. Tlie new projects submitted during 'he year bring tlie totul amount of federal aid obligated up to $217.9,"i0,-'50- . as compared with $109.8:iO,3(SO. 14.-:)1- Having offered this remarkable sug gestion. Miss Browne folded her anus and waited for it to bear fruit. It did in the enthusiastic response of Mr. Tulihs. "Well. V :ll !" he ex claimed. "To think of our takin' old H. H. that literal! O' course, bavin formed my habits in the financial cen ters 'of the country, I named u stiff price at first a stiff, price, I won't deny. But that's jest the leetlo way of a man used to handlin' large af IIERE Is neither speech nor fairs not ti'ng else to It, I do assure language, but their voices are jou. The GUI Man himself used to heard among men." Thfs Is say. There's old H. II. you'd think he'd eat the paint off a house, he'll an inscription engrave I upon one of show-- up that gin.' pin' in a deal. And the bells in a tower In Antwerp, Belall the time It's jest hive of tlie game. gium, in 10SS, but, long before this him know he's goin' to win out, (lute, voices of bells bad told to humanand bless you, old II. II. will swing ity their tales of gladness or sadness, r safety danger right round and fair force the profits of threatened on the other party. II. H. is slicker achieved, and always the wvtrld unthan soap to handle. If only you handle derstood and responded to mood or him right.' Can I say without hard emergency as the case might have feelln's that, jest now H. H. was not been. handled right? Instead o' beln' Joshed For centuries church hells have told old story of the Christ witii, as lie looked for, lie was took up the ever-neshort, and even them which he might Child. For weeks before the sacred have exected'to show confidence" day arrives a wild rush of preparations here Mr. Tubbs cikst a reproachful leaves little time for reflection. In eye at Aunt Jane "run off with the these busy hours clanging bells of imnotion that he meant Jest what be patient street cars spur the pedestrian suld. All he'd done for this exjiedi-tlon- , to heroic efforts and startle the prehis loyalty and faith to same, occupied shopper out of some absorbwas forgotten, and i.e was thought of ing reverie. This is the time when as n and Voracious Shark!" fatigue and happiness go hand In The pain of these recollections hand, and many an exhausted mother, dumiiied the torrent of Mr. Tubbs' nodding on her homeward ride, hears the ripple of baby laughter and the speech. "Oh. Mr. Tubbs!" breathed Aunt putter of hurrying feet above the rauand of course a cous noises attending her trip. FaJane, tear trickled gently down her nose, ther, with his arms piled high, looks expresfollowing the path of many previous over the crowd with n tears which had already left their sa- sion, seeing only the one paramount Incident ol the Christmas revelation, line traces. and starry eyes that will turn toward Mr. Tubbs managed in some Impossible fashion to roll one eye tenderly him with a deeper lovelight written In It is this marut Aunt Jane, while keeping the oilier their shining depths. fastened shrewdly on the remainder velous hour toward which tlie whole world moves with one concerted moof Ids uuiiieiKe. "Miss Higglesby-Brownand Miss tive, and in its hallowed Joy revives June Harding, ' he resumed. "I accept. the spirit that is the foundation of a nation's greatness. It would astonish them as has only known II. II. en his financial side tc When the hells of Christmas morn see him agree to a reduction of profpeal their tidings of Peace and Good its like tlds without a kick. Hut I'm Will" It will be to a world waiting u man of impulse. I am. tlet me on to receive the message; a world that has been hurried .and excited end Inmy soft side and a' kitten ain't nn-rImpulsive than old II. II. And o' terested, but which has ail unconscicourse the business of th's eXieilit iiai ously been acquiring n spirit en rapain't Jest business to uie. It's port wilh tlie burden of their chimfriend- !.lp. mid er sentiment in ing. All the stress of living and strivshort, there's feelln's that Is 'more ing, nil the hurts and the sorrows are llnm worth tleir ueight In gold!" softened by the beiie'li-t!-iof the reverence for life mid sHilliei-nAt tin-swords Hie agita- bells. a fuller appreciation of the love that v'u tion of Aunt .lane was extieme. It possible that Mr. Tubbs was de 'lar-hisurrounds us is roused t,y their Ynle-tlil- e 1 music. himself in the presence of oilier hey call to all that Is and wus a respon-- e demanded from best and loveliest and we answer by would his seu"itive nature, sc mi outpouring of Christmas spirit, a lately wounded by cruel suspicion. In- keener sense of human brotherhood terpret her silence a fatal lo his ntid a closer knlttlpg of family lies. While they have "t cither speech nor hoies? P.ut while she strirrgled I en maiden shyness ami ihe feat hiiifunge," they tell n imirvelcus story, of Mr. Tubbs. tl e couversii-tlostory that we understand, mid we live belter for thnf understanding. had sv epl on. "Mr. Shuw." said Mi s Browne, "you fMm't News. lave heard Mr. Tubbs. in the Interest of the exped'llon. liberally consent to Iioiibt-less- . reduce hi claim by oite-hulIf only In a spirit of eiiiu'atlon. you will attempt to match this conduct by canceling our preeni agreement and consenting to another crediting you with the former sixteenth share of Mr. Tubbs." "Ifcm't do II. Shaw hold the fort, old Ihv !" broke in Cuthhert Vane. "I Browne. thl Is a bally ay. Ml shame !" Miss Browne had always treated tn provpeetlve l.ord (IrSKinere with DEAD BROKE. politeness. Kveli now her III Are M you going to hang up was air mild, though lofty. "Mr. Vmic," she replied. "n a metn- - four stocHnjr thla Chrlstmnst r of the British aristocracy. It if I ISHIte I am more likely to hung tip not to he Mipioed that you would my watch. view 111 iiiiclnl matters with the same eye as those of us of the Middlt Classes, who. unhappily perhaps for Lemon Snap. ' 'ur finer feelings. Ii.fe obliged one large cupful of Cream together o the burs', cmliicts of and of a cupful of augur Your life. Mr. to devotion ommoti Dissolve half a tcnspoitiful butler. I shuw has a romantic ardor which of aoda In two teaspoonful of hot iilinof but ndmire. But permit us also water ami add to the creamed mixur entliisbim for the erplcncity ture. Flavor w ith the rtn I of f Mr. Tubb. to which we ow tin a lemon. Add enough grated flour lo sifted ' now within our vcalth j mil out gra'l very thin; cut and 1W :n i iTti tiK rvT:iut-:- r bat oven The Christmas Voices of the Bells self-seek- heart-brokenl- far-awa- e Spirit ITER a year n of strife and the world is about to declare nn armistice for the observance of Christmas. It Is curious how the essence of Christianity gets itself recognized and practiced In spite of the world, the flesh and the devil. In this time of good will everybody becomes Christian, for Christmas Is simply the substitution of the spirit of giving for the spirit of getting. When Jesus was born in Bethlehem there came to tlie world a new conception of God and of his relations with man. The Child lying in the Bethlehem manger, will forever symbolize and express the world-movintruth that God is love and, therefore. He gives Himself to and for men made in His image. Tradition records thut when the Wise Men from the Fast journeyed to Bethlehem to worship the new-bor- n Child, they brought gifts. The gift of God is life eternal, here nnd hereafter. When this divine spark animates the bosoms of men, they, too, begin to give. Giving is the chief business of life for God nnd men alike. What a mnn gives he has. He loses all else. Earthly Immortality lies In whatever one gives to one's fellows In service and friendship nnd healing. I wonder if we shall ever be nble to practice tlie Christmas spirit the year round If that time ever comes we shall find that most of our personal and social problems, perplexities, animosities and failures are unnecessary. If we want spring and summer and golden harvest, we must have the sun. Mr. Charles Aubrey F.aton in Leslie's. g cru--.iii- g n Ix-- la-e- two-third- s ' f! . W" vr i V if r- - y l i k-- f ' .vs, vr'----sV.- IpV g d Roads the Kind OF HIGHWAY VEHICLES iovernment to Determine Expense of Operating Surplus War Road Building Material. No-bol- i, Federal-Ai- That Stand the Wear. 5. Nicholas Was of Unblemished Character, According to Hone's "Ancient Mysteries." CY (VOIIDI.VG to Hone's "Ancient bishMysteries" Saint op of Mvra, mis a sniut of great virtue and piety. The old legend is that the sons of a rich Asiatic, on their way to Athens for education, were slain by a robber Innkeeper, (lis ineuibercd mid their parts hidden In u brine tub. In the morning came the saint, whose visions hud warned lilin of tlie crime, whosr- - authority forced uiid whose prayers restored I In' boys to life. St. Nicholas is the grand patron of the children of France, to n Imm he brings bonbons for the good, but a enne for the naughty child. In Germany he nets as an advance courier, examining info the conduct of ihe children, goodies and distributing promises to those with good records, a further reward which the Christ Child brings nt Christmas time. Hut Ills own ceullur celebration takes dace in a tiny seaport in southern Ituly, On St. Nicholas day, tH'cetnber C the sailors of the port take the salnt'f Image from tlie beautiful Church of St. Nicholas, and nith a long procession of boats carry It far out to sea. llctunilng with il nt nightfall they nr met by bonfires, torches, all the townspeople and hundreds of quaintly dressed pilgrims, who welcome the re turning saint with songs and carry hi in to visit one shrine after another, before returning him to the custody ol the canons. "Hook of Dnys" snys: ChnmlK'rs "Through the native rock which form the tomb of the saint, water constantly etudes, which Is collected by the con ons on a sponge attached to l reed, squeezed into bottles and sold to pll grlms as a miraculous specific undei the name of Ihe "manna of '. Nloli olss.' " .:; which was the amount obligated on June 30. 1920. At this rate It Is expected that the small balance of still unobligated will be taken up in a very short time. The month of June was a record month In every way. The mileage of completed projects increased by more than 1.200 miles, more than twice the amount reported for the month ot May. Funds allotted to work actually under construction increased by SAINT OF VIRTUE AND PIETY St. tj Budding COST - r e. g r t PUBLIC ROADS OF Federal Government and State Have Completed 7,469 Miles in Past Five Years. r. worked, 16 It's Time Tou Were in Bed i j What It costs the government to motor vehicles engaged In road building is shortly to be determined through n system of operative records recently installed by the bureau of public roads, I'tilted Stales Department of Agriculture. Out of the surplus war material turned over to the War .lopartiiici.t for distribution among the states, the has retained a large number of motor vehicles, which are used principally on forest road work In the West. These motor vehicles are kept at various central points where shops are maintained for repair work. Complete records will be kept i f all oil. gasoline u.id supplies of every kind used by each vehicle. Even tlie number of tube patches will be kept. Record wlil also he kept of the number of hours of shop work required; of days Idle, ami why; of distances loads are carried and the character of the loads; mid the gross Income from (he operation of the Vehicles. The In. formation thus obtained will be combined with similar Information from some of the states operating the surplus war equipment turned over to th in, and will form vnluahle to the knoAlet';:? ef the cost of highway transport. il Total Surfaced Roads. The total of surfaced roads In the United States Is now greater thnn the railroad mileage, being 21W1.2!io mllet or twelve per cent of the 2,753 3.14 miles of highways In the country as against 2.9.0o0 miles of railroads. Pneumatic Tlrea Art Bstt. According lo the bureau of public roads. United Slates Department of Agriculture, there Is less wear on the road-uhe-- i pneumatic tires tire tiM'f on motor vt hides.