.1 THE Camilla coPvraiG-H- THE T (CHAPTER XV 18 BOBBS-MERRI- Continued.) Tony thereupon ordered the women to sit down on the ground In the shade end not move under penalty of "get-llWe obeyed In a wing clipped." silence and looked on while the pirates with wolfish voracity devoured the weal which had been meant for us. with them, and They had pocket-flask- s as they attacked them with frequency the talk grew louder and wilder. By degrees It was possible to comprehend the extraordinary disaster which had befallen us, at least In a sketchy outline of which the detail was filled in later. Tony, It appeared, wos the master of a small power schooner which bad been fitting out In San Francisco for a filibustering trip to the Mexican coast, and bis three hard companions were the crew. None was of the old hearty breed of sailors, but wharf-rat- s s whom pure and simple, chance had led to follow the sea. Tony, In whom one detected a certain" rough force and ability, was an Italian, an outlaw specimen of the breed n' city-dreg- which mans the fishing fleet putting forth from the harbor of San Francisco. When and where he and Magnus had been friends I do not know. It ut no sooner had the wisdom of Miss r.rowre Imparted the great secret to her chance acquaintance of the wharves, than he had communiThe cated with his old pal, Tony. r with her unlawful cargo stolo out through the gate, made her deliver' 'n t'le Mexican port, tool; cn fresh supplies, and stid away for J.eewiml island. The western anchorage had received and snugly hidden her. Captain Magnus, meanwhile, by means of a mirror flashed from Lookout, had maintained communication with h!s friends, and even visited them under cover of the supposed shooting Anil now, while we had expedition. been striving to overcome the recalcitrancy of Mr. Tuhbs, Captain Magnus l.ml taken a short cut to the same end. You felt that the secret of Mr. Tubs would be extracted. If need be, by no delicate methods. r.tlt Mr. TiiMis' character possessed none that jinreasonatile obstinacy v bich would make harsh measures necessary under such conditions. H! counli ni:nce, as the llliiminatltiT conversation ef the pirates had proceeded, lf'St the speckled nppenrance v h'eh bad cli'irueteH .ed It nt the height of b's terrors. Something like bis normal hue returned. Me sat up niralhler, moistened his dry lips, and loo';ed around upon us, yes, even upon Aunt Jane and Miss U'gglesby-r.rowne- , villi whom he bad been so lately and fo tenderly reconciled, with a sideAfter the long, calculating glance. pirates had eaten, the prisoners on the log were covered with a rifle nnd their bands untied, while Cookie, In a lugubrious silence made eloquent by his roll'ng eyes, passed around among us the remnants of the food. Yet under all the terror was n bedrock confidence that there was. there must be somehow In the essence of things, an eter-I.m- I right lies w hich would keep me t:fi' from Cnptnin Magnus. And as 1 looted across at I'ugald Shaw and met for an Instant bis steady, watchful ecs, I managed a swift little smile a rail. it wan smile, I dare nay, but New-Yor- power-schoone- 1 n ill a Miille. Ciithbert Vane caught, so to speak, the tail of It, nnd was electrified. I aw lil !!ps form at Mr. Shaw's ear tin- words, "Wonderful little sport, by Jove!'' A curious stiffening bad come over Cuilil ert Vane. For the first time In my knowledge of ti j in he showed the con- n. Instead of only the ioiistK'ss if the difference between Norma n blood mid the ordinary ftunyuiiip fluid. Ills shoulders squared; lip bvt his habitual easy lounge and Ml erect und tnll. .Something stern the and urjulline showed through smooth beauty of bis face, so that you tliouulit of effigies of crusading knights stretched tm their ancient tombs In High Ktaiintoii church, lie was their true 4'scendiiiit, nft'T all. this slow, It Ciithbert. caii.i, was a young lion that I had leen playing with, ami the claws were there, urona and terrible In their velvet - sub-coii- gentle-mannere- Phe.'ilh. COMPANY LL ever you know, you 11 come tnrougn with It, Hnd come quick, or It'll be the worse for your hide, see?" Mr. Tubbs rose from the log with promptness. "Captain," he said earnestly, "from long experience In the financial centers of the country, I have got to be man what understands human nail re. The minute I looked at you, I seen It In your eye that there wasn t no use In tryln' to bluff you. Xou are a congenial crowd, you boys gosh. but you do look good to me after the bunch o' stiffs I been playln' up to here I AH I ask Is, to let me In on it with you, and 111 be glad to put you wise to the best tricks of a sly old fox who ain't ever been caught yet without two holes to his burrow. I won't ask no half, nor no quarter, either, though I Just signed up for that amount with the old girl here. But. give me freedom, and a bunch o' live wires like you boys I've near froze Into a plaster figure o' Virtue, what with talkln' like a Sunday school class, and sparkln' one old maid and makln' out like I wouldn't melt butter with the other. So H. II. will ship along of you, mates, and we'll off to the China coast somewheres where the spendln' Is good and the police not too noisy, and try how far a trunkful of doubloons will go!" With a choky little gurgle In her throat Aunt Jane fell limply against me. It was too much. All day long she had been tossed back and forth like a shuttlecock by the battledore of emotion. She had borne the shock of Mr. Tubbs' greed for gold, his disloyalty to the expedition, his coldness to herself; she bad been shaken by the tender stress of the reconciliation, had been captured pirates, nnd now suffered the supreme blow of this final revelation of the treachery of Tubbs. To hear her romance described as the sparking of an old niiiiil and by the spnrker! From Miss Iligg'esby-r.rrtwnhad come a snort of fury, but she said nothing, having apparently no confidence in the effect of oratory m pirates. She did not even exhort Aunt Jane, but left It to me to sustain my drooping Hint as best I could. As Mr. Tubbs made his and magnanimous proposal Captain Tony opened his small black eyes and him with attention. contemplated Then he glanced round upon his fel- NEPHI, UTAH ingly, "of course you are not going to leave your bones on this Island. It you did you know, jou and BUI llalll-wel- l might he'nt around together think how cozy I (Here Aunt Jane gave a convulsive shudder.) As to my being married, !i you were betting Just now on anybody's chances, they would have to be Captain Magnus', wouldn't they?" "Good gracious, Virginia !" shrieked Aunt Jane faintly. But I went on relentlessly, determined to distract her mind from thoughts of her approaching end. "All things considered, I suppose I really ought to ask you to put my affairs In order when you get back. If I am carried off by the pirates, naturally I shall have to Jump overboard at once, though I dislike the idea of drowning, and especially of being Would you mind eaten by sharks. putting up a little headstone It needn't cost' much In the family plot, with Just 'Virginia1 on It? And anything of mine that you don't want yourself I'd like Bess to have for. the baby, please. Ask her when the little duck is old enough to tell her my sad story " By this time Aunt Jane was sobbing loudly and waving her little bands about In wild beseeching. "Jane !" broke In Miss Browne again In awful tones. But at that moment the door of the cabin opened and the face of Sllnker peered in. "Say," he remarked, "there ain't no sense in you girls stayin' cooped up here that I see. I guess me and Horney can stand you off If you try to rush us. Come out and cool off a little." The great heat of the day was over and the sun already dropping behind the peak of the Island. Mr. Shaw " ord.T5v3ti Host becn-ou- Uemsr aiellp tm r lefugt 11BainAf 'ksive JweSt hectare; 13 lELti&e curoii clous cntfiir one gotcftftfatfo amd&tr 21$ BeSsre e. rising $ulhu fjiflme Jilce ea evespclliii streams. ifts send bkw; 1 deictic Eefire i&& dills in mler siooi receive! &er frame. Off from, etcs past. Otrrliopc fasryeaxs to come. Out pKeltcr from roe siorwy baast ad, our eternal iemc Annem. EGttrfielp ill siLejs past. Oar dope bryars to come. .oucretcnial Soaw fajneii AAYJASCtrr whole-hearte- lows. "What say, boys? Shall we ship old Washtubs on the schooner and let til in have his fling along with us? Kit?" And as Captain Tony uttered tlieue words the lid of his left eye eclipsed for an Instant that Intelligent optic. From the titrates enme a scattering volley of assents. "All right hooray for old Washtubs sure, close the d. al." right, Warhtnbs, the boys are So I guess we better be moving toward that chest of doubloons." It was arranged that Sllnker and u cross-eyeman named Horny should remain at the camp on guard.' As a measure of precaution Cookie, too. was bound, and Aunt Jane, Miss I'.rowiie nnd I ordered Into the cabin. The three remaining pirates, armed with our spades nnd picks und a great deal of Jocular pw faulty, set out for the cave under the guidance of Mr. Tubbs. Thankful as I was for the departure of Captain Magnus, 1 underwent torments In the stilling Interior of the en Id n. Aunt Jane wept plteousiy. At last I heard a fulnt tnosin : "Virginia !" I went tolicr. "Yes, auntie?" Virginia," she murmured. "I think I shall not live to leave the Island, even If I am not not executed. In fact, I have a feeling now ns though the end were approaching. I have always known that my heart was not strong, even if your Aunt Susan did call it Indigestion. I'.ut oh. my dear chili. It Is not my dlgesiloii It Is my heart that has been wounded I To have reHsed such confidepee In a serpent ! To realize that I ti.lght have been Impaled upon its fangs! (Mi, my dear, faithful child, what would I b.i.e done If you bad not clung to me although 1 iermllted serpents to turn me from you ! I'.ut I em cruelly punished. All I ask Is) that some day wVn you are married and happy, deor you will remove from this desolate spot the poor remains of her who of her wln " Mobs choked Aunt Jane's utterance. "Jnne " began Miss lligglcsby-Brown"All willing. d ig dlg-nlt- - swollen face, and tier hair bad slipped down nt a rakish angle over one eye. Hut. of course, being Aunt Jane, she must choose this moment to be queenl- Our Being Not Transitory, an Eternal Possession. "There, there, auntie," I said sooth i but the Time Has Very Little to Do With Fundamental Things of Our Existence. "There Ain't No Sense in You Girls Stayin' Cooped Up Here." and Ciithbert had been allowed to sit In the shade, and I thought their wrists were not too tightly bound for comfort. Cookie had been released, and nnoVr the eye of Horney was getCrusoe had earlier in ting supper. the day received a kick in the rrbs from Captain Magnus, fortunately too much occupied with the prisoners to pursue his vengeance further, and had tied precipitately, to my enormous relief. The dog was quite wise enough to know that he would help me best by keeping out of the clutches of our HE serious thing Is, not that life is or may be short, but that It may be wasted or misused indeed Is likely t be so in most cases. Tfcere are fow men In whom there Is not sareethlng of the slacker and yet there Is so nsca to do I Others are aot slackers, but only because they have no seaae f responsibility, and To are toncicieas ef no obligation. these the sadden realization that time is passing swiftly by comes with a terrifying effect when It cowes nt idL It was these that the Puuludot had in il mind whea Tet be wrote: ij Flag of Hope j ??fcJW TEAR day flies the flag of hope. Many of us come to the close of the year with a sense of defeat. We have failed to accomplish what we had hoped. Events have shaped themselves against as, and we have lacked the power to stem the tide. The good resolutions with which we so bravely started soon went lama and dropped out. Thus many of as find the shadows of disappointment, discouragement and failure falling around us as the old year deoes. What Is the use of struggling longer r We are fated to disaster. Ihen New Tear day dawns and sootethliig is saying: "Try again." There Is ozone In the air. Events begin to wear a different outline. Voices Hands bock on ns on. are calling. And as we lift our eyes to face the future, yonder oo the sky line files the flag of hope. what New Year lay would This do for you and ate. It would put ginnr supped and ger and punch lot fading vltullty. It would help us to stand on eur fe and look the world fearlessly lo the face and carry on. It would shout In oar ears: "Forward! March !" Rome cynic may ony It will be fh old Ktory again, but success is oa the roid to meet the mnn who tries. It Is a glorious thing to put up a fight, even If you seem t lose. We are not lost because we fall, hut because we decline to attempt. The page of yesterday Is a stained pnge, blurred by our tesrs and blotted with failure, but tie pnge of tomorrow Is white and clean. The New Tear is saying tluit you may do better, (trnndly begin! lir. James L Vance, In Kprlngfleld (III.) Jounml. they think that their houffea common foe. shall conttave fcerer: aid that their Just then there come from the woods dwelling places shall eodare from genthe sound of footsteps and voices, and eration to generation; aid they tmll the three pirates and Mr. Tuhbs filtheir hinds after tbelr own names." tered the clearing. A thrill ran through So it Is harder to live nobly and the camp. Captors f.nd captives forgot bravely than It Is to die gallantly In all else but the great, the burn'irg defense of a rlghtMoss cause at the question had the treasure been dis- call of country. This Is, of course, lu covered? And I am sure that no one no way surprising. Yot the obligation was so thrilled as I, although In riy Is the uiuie In both cases, In both mind the question took another form. It Is a question of being ta daty, lyal For now I was going to know what sensitive to the promptings of wkat bud been waiting for me there in is best in human nahire. If rlsne Is the cave, when I stood yesterday at Its 4hort Uie wlite thing is, not, as the Xo black en trance, afraid to go in. man poet suggested, to use It nck-tessl- y and to the utmost In mere en(TO BR CONTINl'KD.) joyment, but to build it lute the fuSIMPLE DIET ALWAYS BEST ture self which Is being realised with tin- - passage of eai h day. Life thtM used is not trnnsi :..ry, but rs her an As True Now as When Addison Adi.'teroal possession, s"iinth!n of which vised It, More Than Two a man cannot be d"iri"il. And that, Centuries Ago. f course, is the nigral of Nw Viwr'i Two hundred years ago Addison lay. It is an old mora', and yet ever Iudeed. wrote: "Nature dollghts In the most new new every morning. ricti-ttJlDATE CREAMS. the wli: Mf religion, as plain and simple diet. Kvery animal. 2 cupful brown faipar, M cupful but mnn. keeps to one dish. Herbs are applied to dully lif. Is summed up It. lor religion, nreu more than corn sirup, Vs cupful water, M the foist of this species, fish of that cresm of tartar, cupful and llesh of a third. Man fulls upon culture. Is "ths study of perfection," uil It vpeaks of, sud w uivant to dates, ni 'fill walnut meats, 2 egg the smallest fruit or excrescence of 1 furtlivr, the progress from Itnperfec-tlot- i whites, a berry or mushroom len'ipootiful vmililn. the earth, to pr foot ion. I!o!l together Ibe sugar, corn slrnp. can escape hint. lie wLo has bwn "nmde perfect In water, ami cream of tartar until It "It Is ImiKisslble to lay down nay , will form a soft ball In cold water; rule for temperance. t short tluie" hs-s- . as has tvn determinate add the dstes which hare been Were I to consider my readers as my "fullllled a loiiff time." "And an !If Is lil age," On the other chopped fine, return Ibe pan to the patients, and to prescribe such a kind of temperance as Is accommodated to hand, the man who dies In wickedness lire nnd boll until it forms a hard ball lies In his youth evo:i though he lire in cold water; add the vanilla, then all persons, I would copy ths followar beyond the scriptural term. Time, pour the mixture over the stiffly ing rules of a very eminent physician: Make your whole repast out of one therefore, has rery lit lo to do with beaten egg whites. ltat ttntll creamy, then drop by Fiwwwfuls onto oiled padish ; If you Indulge In a second, ;tt fundHinentnl things of life. avoid drinking anything strong till you per; put half walnut meats on top. have finished your meal; at the same THE CLAD NEW YEAR. time abstain from all sauces, or crnn the low Joy bolls rin at least such as are not the most plain All rtrr and aweot and full andla.free, and simple.' " A mMc that the world tnsr hmr. It la Nw Tear! The glad New Year! First Papermaker. Tho ennwe lie deep on hill and plain, The original paperinaker Is the paOtir vot- sin the full refrstn woods In In the dense the Of hope and faith and wonlrous cheer per spider. Is It New The (lad N that Tear! Toar! of Africa, large spider Interior building its noma from fine paper of H'e the links of tmuhU'n chain, Its own tusking, when It selects n rnrt the sorrow and the poln smooth surface about two Inches Aaxl with our lovt one ithr near. square, covering It with fine threads It Is New Tear! The slad New Tear! that are papery, placing Its 50 eggs t pnt la the peat, Ita srM Is on. T'S TIMTareOF THE YEAR dawn. lnentlt. then spinning a thin border nro breaJta tor us a r what you doing there V. to us a Rift moat desr "'iv, that pastes It down tight until the eggs ever a new leefl The a. flxd N t Fw hatch In tbrea weeks.- - Indianapolis Moth Rtymaad. first ef the ytar It moat hera. New s. fr I . se-n- th brlg-tite- I y- NEW YEArVS GIFTS LIFE'S NEW YEAR e e. "Tlien looky here, Washtubs," said Tony, addressing Mr. Tubbs with sudden sternness, "tiisylie yon could bluff these here soft guys, but we're a different breed o' rata, we are. What S, 1 Captain Tony, having finished his pipe, knocked the ashes out against the li.'.-- l of his boot and put the ple In his pocket. Well," he said, stretching, "I'd ruth-e- r have a rap, but business Is business, so let's get down to It. Which o' them guys has t.'ie line on the stuff, "1 was speaking to my niece," reMsgnusT" j "Did I'.aldy. here." returned Mag- plied Aunt Jane with unutterable nod at Mr. Tubbs. "old from her corner. Her small feanus, with Washtubs I call him generally;- ha, tures hnd nil but dlsnpirared In her ha!" TIMES-NEW- Tel Tr! rT'-nlr- 3 Exchange of Hearts Regarded as Most Acceptable. The Most Valued Gem Are Those Strung on Love's Chain and Beyond Price. Ah. they Know not heart Of man r woraaa who declare That lvo nseda One to woo with care! Hts altars watt not 4ay nor name-O- nly the to tick ef sacred flame. T MAT be dangerous for a young woman to ask a nlca yonng man who haa been paying marked attention to her what be would like ta have her give him for a Kew Year's gift, Laura Jean Llbbey write. Nine emt of ten men will make ready answer: "I should appreciate, more thaa words can tell, a gift that money can't buy your heart, dear, and the promise of your hand In wedlock." vVay shouldn't a lover make bold to as for the treasnra that is nearest his heart, when the opjKrt unity Is hist Wfeat maid on, win) really loves, will say aught else than "you may ask papa?" Why sbeuldo't an exchange of hearts be the most acceptable holiday jrlft that can ha riven? 11 else can be bought with gold by aay hand that holds It. The tendar love of a purs sweetheart, the earnest, ahoortilng dirfetlon of a good, loving wife, rho lev of little children, ay and of parents, brother, sisters nnd f klnfelk. are gems strung upon love's chain heyend price. The) childless husband and wife would give all their wealth If It orald pnrrhane a lovebonil a child whom they cotild press to their tireust their very own. The proud old bachelor, whom all ths world envies, would barter bis wealth for the real love of one honest, trusting heart. Hut the women from among whom he would choose a mate do not want him. He finds that all the wealth of the Indie cannot purchuse that which is ti'wl-give- love. Money cannot buy such loyalty as exists tietween eon nnd sire; between mother and daughter. A rich man might secure the hand f a woman young and beautiful In marriage, but If her heart tins not gone with It, he soon finds wealth, with all Its glitter, which can buy many comforts, cannot pnrchnw love. Nor enn It buy happiness and contentment wr prolong life one nunneot longer than destiny decrees. If heal'-- was a favor which only the rich could bur, The rich would live. The The miser who wns own trap by the spring to and locking Itself poor would die. In his caught door swinging behind htm, fortiml that all Ms gold was but dross to him ami sot him free. The mil. Ilonalre, going down In a sinkln ship, finds that the life of a stnig glln anjlor is folly as precious as hit own when both are fighting for tlac lo a lifeboat. There; U not money ertough In the universe for him to give his life for the others. Thera are Indeed many treasures which money cannot boy lo this dear, Just old world. r Hectare Wwfer tradteaa St ltl.