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BRAR RIVER VALLEY LEADER "AIRING DAY" ON THE U. S. S. OKLAHOMA tllIiliiil By RANDALL PARRISH Copyright, by A, C UcCiurg CHAPTER XXVII Continued. 18, At first glance this might seem to represent a camouflaged warship entering the "danger zone" during war times, but it is really a photograph, snapped from the flght'ng top of the U. S. S. Oklahoma, showing thej!gobs" liued tip for "bedding drill," while adorning the rail con be seen the bedding of the sailors exposed to the fresh sir. AROUND WORLD NEXT AIR FEAT Some Aviator Expected to Jate Magellan by Long Cruise. world being estimated at about three millions. "Not only is the camel a valuable freight carrier, but he serves as the Emu- - traveling car of the Rockefellers, the s Carnegies, the Morgans and the of the 'desert. When he is chosen for this more pretentious service a light framework is" placed upon his back and covered with cloths to screen the occupants from the sun and the observation of the passers, and decorated with pompons of various colors. In this gorgeous compartment, which may be not inaptly termed the 'palace car of the desert,' the master of the camel train places his wife and children, his choicest merchandise, his cooking utensils and daily requirements, and travels in state, the observed Of all observers, the envy of the wandering native of ' : the desert. - Craft on the Euphrates. "On the Euphrates and the Tigris are still retained the curious water transports of centuries ago the raft of skins, and the circular boats. These rafts are sustained by inflated skins, prepared for this especial purpose, and after the raft floats down the river to its destination the inflated skins are removed, the air permitted to escape, and the skins carefully folded and carried back to the upper waters, where they are again inflated and used as the support of another v: , and still another raft. "Even more curious to the eyes of the traveler from other parts of the world are the circular bofcts: made of wickerwork and covered with skins, Har-riman- STILL NEW TO MANY LANDS National Geographic Society Says There Are Many Places Where Airplane, Automobile and Even Horse Would Be Curiosity. Washington. "Now that the Atlantic has been crossed and there are plans afoot to fly over the Pacific, the day may not be far distant when some aerial Magellan will make an airplane tour around the work,", .says a bulletin of the National Geographic society. "There are still many corners of the world where airplane, automobile and even the horse would be curiosities. And if a man set out to tour the globe and 'do as the Itomans do' In re- lie would have to: ''Resort to a donkey in Spanish America and in the Holy Land. "Climb aboard a camel to traverse African deserts. "Cross some Tivers of India on the inflated skins of bullocks, and others by a bridge of one rawhide rope. Using Elephant as Taxi. "Submit to the motion of an elephant when he continued his ' journey oft land. e "Get into a palanquin at Calcutta. "Jolt over far Eastern roads in a ubsorbing cart drawn by . ' sea-goin- g j man-born- non-shoc- k oxen. "And In China lie prepared to climb into a jinrikisha. a sedan chair or a lowed. ir ing. "Now, . '...- Barbers did a rushing business d patches removing the of hair left by the amateur cut' ters. ,.'; or made watertight with pitch, which are still in daily use on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. "The three principal methods of transportation of people In central and southern China are the sedan chair, the jinrikisha and the whee' lbarrow.' i ''Probably more freight passengers are transported - j, anf niim InjThina by the wheelbarrow than by nnjn.-iheland method. The wheelbarrow there used differs from that used by ?us in the fact that the wheel is set in the bullies, jump fer it if yer want ter go. All right then, my hearties, let's hunt up something to work with and scrub this deck. That's the way to clean out cholera." ' He led the way and they followed him, grumbling and cursing, but obedient. I added a word of encouragement, and in a few minutes the whole gang was busily engaged in cleaning up the mess forward, their first fears fidently forgotten in action. Watkins kept after them like a slave driver. It was not difficult finding plently for the lads to do, making the neglected schooner shipshape, and adjusting the spread of canvas aloft to the new course I decided upon. Sam started a fire in the galley and prepared a hot meal, singing as he worked, and before noon I had as cheerful a ship's crew forward as any man could possibly ask for. Dorothy and I glanced over the log, but gained little information. As the .gun reached the meridian I ventured again into the cabin and returned with the necessary "instruments to determine our position. ,Wlth these and the pricked chart I managed fairly well in determining our location, and choosing the most d'.rect course toward the coast. center and thus supports practically CHAPTER XXVIII. ? the entire load, while the handles are A New Plan of Escape. supported in part by a strap or rope over the shoulders of the man who Nothing occurred during the afteroperates it. As a result, the wheel- noon to disturb the routine work barrow coolie in China will transport aboard or to cause me any uneasiness. Sunset brought clouds, and by the time nearly a half ton on his vehicle." it wras really dark the entire sky was overcast, but the sea remained comparatively calm and the wind steady. It was a pleasant night in spite of the darkness, the air soft and refreshing. The locker was filled with flags, -epresenting almost every nation on sarth. I dragged these out and spread them on the deck abaft the cabin, thus forming a very comfortable bed, and at last induced the girl to lie down, birth, and as she grew to be considwrapping her in a blanket. Finally I ered a - brilliant Chinese woman in found a seat beside her on a coil of America her efforts for the women of rope, and we fell into conversation. China were untiring. She has lecThis was the first opportunity we tured and written in- behalf of China, had enjoyed to actually talk with each and has held a position under the other alone. Chinese government with a view to "Dorothy," I said humbly, "you were bringing the republic and the United frightened last night. I cannot hold States into better understanding. you to what you said to me then." "You mean you do not wish to? But According to Doctor Kinswomen in China are taking seven-leagu- e strides I was not frightened." to rid themselves of the environment "And you still repeat what you said of practical vassalage under which then? You said, 'I love you.' " they have lived for ages past. She "Yes, I can repeat that I love you." predicts great things for an awak'"Those are dear, dear words; but I ened China soon. The doctor is on ought not to listen to them, or believe. her way to the United States to make I am not free to ask a pledge of you, or experiments which she feels will be to beg you to trust me in marriage." of benefit to her countrymen. "Is not that rather for me to decide?" she questioned archly. "I make IN SPENDS NIGHT WELL a confession now. You remember the night I met you on deck, when you Missouri Hunter Meets With Strange were a prisoner, and told you that you had become the property of Roger Accident, But Finally Fairfax? I loved you then, although '.... Escapes. I scarcely acknowledged the truth even to myself. We are all alike, we FairWhenton, Mo. Plunging Into a well faxes; we choose for ourselves, and 20 feet in depth, and remaining there laugh at the world. That is my anfor many hours, was the experience of swer, .Geoffry Carlyle ; I give you lov John Switzer while hunting foxes near for love." Powell, six miles south of this place. "1 would ask an opportunity denied Switzer and several others of Granny ine to stand once more In honor came over for an fox chase. among men. I would not he ashamed Switzer selected an abandoned field before Dorothy Fairfax." near an old hut to wait for the chase. "Nor need you be," she exclaimed About midnight he heard the dogs comimpetuously, her hands pressing mine ing his way, and as he started to meet "You wrong yourself, even as you havt them he stepped Into the old well. been wronged. You have already done Fortunately the well was dry, but that which shall win you freedom, if Switzer was badly bruised and dazed. It be properly presented to those In He spent the night in a vain attempt owerr I mean that It shall be, once to climb the sides oTTtfcr prison. I am safely back in Virginia. Tell me, As morning dawned, Switzer deter- what' are your plans with with this mined to make his last effort to free schooner?" himself. Catching with both hands on "To beach It somewhere along shore, the sides of the well, he climbed a few and leave It there a wreck, while we Inches at a time. He worked cautious- escape. The men Insist on it with good ly, as his strength rapidly became reason. They have been pirates, and weaker. Finally Switzer reached the might be hung If caught." top and by grabbing a small bush he "And yet to my mind," she Insisted pulled himself from the hole of torture. earnestly, "that choice Is most danHe was found In a dazed condition ljy gerous.' I am a girl, but if I commandhis companions. ed here, do you know what 1 would do? I would sail this vessel straight to the Chesapeake and surrender it to the authorities. The men have nothing to fear with me aboard and ready to testify in their behalf. The governor will accept my word without a question. These men are not pirates, but honest seamen compelled to serve in order to save their lives; they mutinied and captured the bark, but were later overcome, and compelled to take the boats. The same plea can be made for you, Geoffry, only you were there in an effort to save nie. . It is a service which ought to win you freedom. If the governor fail me, I will bear my story to the feet of the king. I am a Fairfax, and we have friends In England, strong, powerful friends." "I am convinced," I admitted, after a pause, "that this course is the wiser one, but fear the opposition of the men. They will never go willingly." "There is an argument which will overcome their fear. I mean cupidity. Each sailor aboard has an interest in the salvage of this vessel under the English law. Also there must be gold Let aboard perhaps treasure also. the crew dream that dream and you will need no whip to drive them into an English port." "Full pardon, and possibly wealth with it," I laughed. "A beautiful scheme, Dorothy, yet it might work. Still, if I knew sailormen, they would doubt the truth, if it came direct from rae,- - for I am not really one of them." "But Watkins is. Explain it all to him; tell him who I am, the influence I can wield in the colony, and then let hira whisper the news to the others. Will you not do this for my sake?" "Yes," I answered ; "I believe you have found the right course. If you will promise to lie down and sleep I will talk with Watkins now. I may catch some catnaps before morning, but most of the time shall be prowling about deck. Good night, dear girl." She extended her arms, and drew me down until our lips met. are actually afraid of me still," she said. "Why should you be?" "Somehow, Dorothy, you have always seemed so far away from me I "You Are Advancing Doctor Predicts Great Their Politics. future in EDUCATED HERE FOR MISSION UNIQUE WAR GARDEN Dr Yamel Kin as a Baby Was the Only Survivor of a Family of Plague Victims Taking Great Strides. .. ... Honolulu, Hawaii. Behind the calm exterior of a life which she has built up to a point of success such that she is recognized as the foremost woman physician throughout the length and breadth of China, Dr." Yamei Kin, who passed through Honolulu recently on her way to the United States, has a life history that has few equals for romance and Interest. Many years ago a physician of wealth and leisure named Doctor Mo Cartee was traveling in the far East, going from village to village In China studying the language and customs. His quest lasted nearly fifty years. One afternoon he stopped for the night in a village devastated by the about plague, and while walking huts among the silent, lit heard the wail of a tiny baby. He an entire family lying' discovered dead In the hut, with the exception of a baby girl. I"' Adopted Little Orphan. Having no child, the doctor adopted the little orphan and sent her to America for an education. He gave her the best medical training that time afforded, hoping to mnke of her a great woman physician, and. In time was graduated from a medical colfci she lege In New York city, an Institution to exist when the Cornell This is the most unique war gar- that ceased medical colden in existence. On n second-- s ory and Columbia university were She women for opened. at leges avenue, Sixth on window of a house now Doctor Kin. the Bleeckcr street "L" station In New Is Never for a moment, however, did York Is this miniature furin. The corn Kin forget the land of her Doctor koks very well. death-marke- ipll Flagstaff, Ariz. About forty young men here, half jjf them students at the Northern Arizona Normal school, are miins .Jjhe.lr.-haas a result of"a' students' prank. Among them is Brodie Campbell, son of Governor Campbell. The students first captured Cornelius Buckley, a "town boy," and clipped part of his hair. Buckley's friends captured about twenty students and retaliated. A general chase, capture and hair cutting, which included all the young men of normal and town who could be found, f & Co. Chinese Women wheelbarrow." A few of these curious means of travel are described in a communication to the society by O. P. Austin, as follows: Woman "In all parts of that great line of deserts, stretching from North Africa across Central Asia to Northwest China, the camel is everywhere in evidence ; the total number In the ' Arizona Students Hairless After Big "Cutting" Bee "Vot vas eet you say 'bout dis sheep? Eet haf cholera hey ?" Dorothy took a step forward, and confronted them, her cheeks flushed. "You are sailors," she said, speaking swiftly, "and ought not to be afraid if a girl isn't It is true this 'vessed was ravaged by cholera, and the crew died ; but the bodies have been flung overboard Captain Carlyle risked his life to do that before he asked us aboard. Now there is no danger so long as we remain on deck. I have no fear." The Swede shook his head, grumbling something, but before the revolt could spread Watkins broke in. "An' that's right, miss. I wus on the Bombay Castle when she took cholera, an' we hed twenty-on- e days of It beatin' agin head winds off the Cape. We lost sixteen o' the crew, but not a man among us who stayed on deck got sick. Anyhow, these blokes are. goin' ter try their luck aboard yere, er else swim fer it." He grinned cheerfully, letting slip the end of the painter, the released quarter-boat gliding gently away astern, the width of water constantly increas- d . all-nig- I Dared Not Let Go. have never been able to forget. But now the touch of your lips has " "Broken down the last barrier?" "Yes, forever." "Are you sure? Would you not feel still less doubt if you kissed me again?" I held her closely, gazing down into the dimly revealed outline of her face, and his time felt myself the master! I left her there and groped my own way forward. I found Watkins awake. He listened gravely to ivhat I had to say, with little comment, and was evidently weighing every argument in his mind. "I've bin in Virginia and Maryland, sir," he said at last seriously, "and if the young woman is a Fairfax, she'll likely have influence enough ter do just whut she says. I'll talk it over with the lads. If they wus only sure i liar wus treasure aboard I guess most of 'em would face hell ter git their hands on a share of it." "Then why not search and see?" He shook his head obstinately. , "Not me, sir! I don't prowl around :ri no cholera ship, loaded with dead men not if I never git rich." "Then I will," and got to my feet n sudden determination. "You keep ihe deck while I go below. Light the lanjern and bring It here. If there Is any specie hidden aboard this hooker It will be either in the cabin or laznret. And, whether there Is or not, my man, the Santa Marie turns north tomorrow if I have to fight every sea " wolf on board 1 single-handed.- CHAPTER XXIX. A Struggle In jj . t until my hand was on the companion door ready to slide It open. "I'll not be long below," I said soberly. "Better go forward and see that your lookout men are awake, and then come back here." The port stateroom I had not previously entered because of a locked I determined on breaking In door. here. There was no key in the lock,' and the stout door resisted by efforts-Placin- g the lantern on the deck I succeeded finally in inserting the blade of a hatchet so as to gain & purchase sufficient to release the latch. As the door yielded a sharp cry assailed me from within. It came forth so suddenly and with so wild an accent. I stepped blindly backward in fright, my foot overturning tjie lantern, which, with a single flicker of the candle, went out In that last gleam I saw a dim, grotesque outline fronting me. Then, in the darkness, gleamed two green, menacing eyes, growing steadily larger, nearer, as I stared at them In horror. Was it man or beast? Devil from hell, or some crazed human against whom I must battle for life? The green eyes glared into my face. 1 lifted my hand toward him, and touched hair! My antagonist was a giant African ape. Even as the big ape's grip caught me, ripping through jacket sleeve to the flesh, I realized my great peril, but I was no longer paralyzed with fear, helpless before the unknown. I drove my hatchet straight between those two gleaming eyes. The brute staggered back, dragging me with him. His humanlike cry of pain ended in a snarl, but, brief as the respite proved, it gave me grip on his under jaw and an opportunity to drive my weapon twice more against the hairy face. The pain served only to madden the beast and before I could wrench free he had me clutched in an iron grip, my jacket torn into shreds. His jaws snapped at my face, but I had such purchase as to prevent their touching me, and mindless of the claws tearing at my flesh I forced the animal's head back until the neck cracked and the lips gave vent to a wild scream of agony. I dared not let go; dared not relax for an instant the exercise of every ounce of strength. I felt as though the life was being squeezed out of me by the grasp of those hairy arms ; yet the very vise iij which I was held yielded me leverage. The hatchet dropped to" the deck and both my hands found lodgment under the jaw, the muscles of my arms strained to the utmost, as I forced back that horrid head. Little by little it gave way, the suffering brute whining in agony, until, the pain becoming unendurable, the clinging arms suddenly released their hold letting me drop heavily to the deck. By some good fortune I fell upon the discarded hatchet, and stumbled to my feet once more, gripping the weapon again in my fingers. I sprang straight toward him, sending the sharp blade of the hatchet crashing against the skull. The aim was good, the stroke a death blow, yet the monster got me with one paw, and we fell to the deck together, he savagely clawing me in his death agony. Then the hairy figure quivered and lay motionI released the stiffening grip, less. rising to my knees, only to immediately pitch forward unconscious. When I came back once more to life I was upon the schooner's deck breathing the fresh night air, Dorothy and Watkins bending over me. '..,' CHAPTER XXX. Opening of the Treasure Chest. The dawn came slowly, and with but little increase of light. The breeze had almost entirely died away, leaving the canvas aloft motionless, the schooner barely moving through a slightly heaving sea, in the midst of a mist. When Watkins emerged from the mist I proposed to him that we go below and continue the search for gold. He was not anxious to go and Dorothy persuaded me to let her go with me. In the room where the ape had been hidden we found a big chest and I set to work to open it. It proved harder than I had believed, the staple of the lock clinging to the hard teak wood of which the chest was made. The lid was heavy, but as" I finally forced it backward hinge snapped and permitted it to drop crashing to the deck. For nn Instant could see nothing within. "Lift up the lantern, Dorothy, No, higher than that. What please. in God's name? Why, It Is the corpse of a woman !" dull-gra- y 1 ITO BE CONTINUED. A Good Fight fight Is never for Its day alone. It Is for many days. And It is not alone for him who bears Its utmost stress. No man can live his own life bravely and not be an energy of social good, virtue proceeding forth from him to heal some brother's wounded heart. There is a riddle here for us to guess. John White, Chad wick. A good the Dark. He came back with the lantern in his hand, a mere tin box containing a enn-dlthe dim flume visible through numerous punctures. 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