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LEHI FREE PRESS, LEHL, UTAH T-Li- f. B V B E m M j T M,jM a E 1 at I V .1 u it: J"h"n'-- V wn T? the laus at lt of shakes A Romance of the NorthVoods 111 i . the? tw-o- and cruo- tty - d tfcla. r. b!ow-dw- iMSde, overlooked whea two nt t, t0 CHAPTER XIII Continued i.nnaB nwiLu Not whea failure he! j" t1 J.- -, can he? John Belk- tit At " to tut, on R Gorbel's mouth and John ith the sweet air flooding with P.vaf the buzzing dying out. I Huvfc over the other kicked, M he rolled toe caught John in the side, u f1 against the wall, knocking which was Waning there. an ai rt but Gorbel also was free, "ge was wd scrambling towards the stove, retrieve the pistol, raping over to nl rave a crow of triumph as he He weapon In his hand. Ijoajbt the muzzle to Its mark but as fj pulled he ducked because an ar towards him, flung y( jwlnping too surely. A man none and way seize ao ax and cannot knees Lhis jPtf it all in one movement and be him as ooa enougn. lne tongue spurted wide and Gorbel fell iearily as the ax head caught him i 'full oi the chltt. In an on his was hody limp John ntfnt. He had the hands crossed on the ma!l of the man's bark, pinned hr br a knee as he 'stripped his m belt from nls waist- - He felt the other struggle slightly as be took the It !But iln oi J ..'! right w about those hands, and he but itrnpgled harder In a second Aim' no pood. Ho might ictirse jna threaten and thresh the floor with He was. bound sejurely. Mi body. ' 1 hitch ... was through !' Be CHAPTER XIV found her cowering against the talL He lifted her slowly to her feet. "It's all right, Ellen !" he said gently. John aid Joci urei over!" He led her out Into the wrecked which showed I'aul Gorbel, room, hound hand and foot in a chair, leaning forward, sobbing, straining with (utile movements against his bonds. The man looked up then. He stared it them with glazed eyes. "That's what you wanted!" he croaked. "That's what you wanted" sodding at them as they stood, John supporting the girl by an arm abont her shoulders. "That's why you "It's all lend rmaiadi how ; tun! e an a. El n eh?" "No, Gorbel. I didn't know, or It would have been why. I came with a warrant that Nat Bradshaw tried to serve. And there'll be another for yon by now. For murder, maybe, came, tam chur T. Gorbel" His voice was his wrists against the unyielding belt. "No, no! That can't be. . . . No murder. Mistake! Mistake, I tell you, Belknap! "Murder? ahrill r- -n Murder?" and he wrenched mistake ! "Tell you" licking his lips. "I'll tell. you. . . . I'll trade with yon. Belknap . . . John. I'll trade. You got her now. . . . She's yours, when he knows. I'll trade you what I know for 1 this warrant you talk about!" He was panting, as If just In from an exhausting foot race, "Tell you, John what you f if trade; Yes,; She's want; she's more than anytto you. More 'n a warrant ; hing else oore 'n anything. . . . Let me loose. . . I'll tell you everything." "I'm not going to untie you, John said evenly while he matched as one fascinated the. play of desperafion on countenance and felt Rften press closer to Gor-tel"- that-wretche- fl him. . again. I hop for ot o. reasons, but they're riht only one of them rrets nir much. 'This U hecause lf I hit the grade for the hist time now you are going to to" me to finding out just how bis a monkey Tve ,tvn ma,je , the Ramp. operation. Tes, son. things are y"ng up there. I gUl..is you were right in your estimate of Gorbel For over a year I've been certain that a Plenty ig being put over on us. I run It down now: that Is a Job for a well man. I'm going off to jet well so can fjK vimt j brok& "'If there's one thing I've prided myself on it was the picking of men. 1 took Gorbel on. first, because he had a hold on Just the layout you and I needed for the Rig job; and. second because spite of all of you-- he looked good to me. "There are some men who can admit mistakes, but a Belknap hates to. When we have to. though, we want to do it ourselves and not have somebody else finding out what fools we've been. Resides, any man with a son like you wants to be able to turn over the works to him without any messes to clean up. I don't even want you to guess that there's a mess until I get It fixed up. Then I can tell you and save my face. That Is straining a point, perhaps, but lf you ever have the sort of a son you should have-su- ch a son as you are to me you'll get the Idea that the admiration and respect of a boy will keep his old dad hustling to be worthy of them. "'The thing that I especially want to keep la the look that used to be In your eyes when I used to drag you by the hand around through mlllyards and along skid roads. Tou were only about hopper grass high then. Tou'd get hot In summer and cold In winter; the flies would bite you and you'd be tired and hungry. Rut It was always all right with you. Anything I did was all right. Ton believed In me. rnr you, I was durned near infallible and able to do anything I set out to do. I've got to hang on to that, Johnny ; It's the real treasure I've had In life. " 'You'll be In soon. For the second time I'm going to steer you away from It's going to brenk your Kampfest. heart and mine, too. But you're not going to show it; neither am I. The reason is that we're Relknaps. and the breed doesn't show hurts or affections much. It feels a lot, though, and so If the doctors are wrong and you have to get your explanation this way, please believe that I'm hurting yon so I can have a chance to wash the clothes I've dirtied and by doing so keep your respect. "'And above all, you must realize this: that an old man has a devil of a time playing up to what a father of I'm so a son like you should be. me awake It of keeps you proud nights. Good luck ; God bless you. " 'TOM.' " His voice had Harrington paused. shaken a trifle on the last. John blinked his eyes and cleared his throat with a brave, long "t ' c!ooL 1 the "Oh, yes you will !" to Gorbel's eyes. "I'll Jon want now, for Tears sprang give you all just a moment's Start! I'll go away; I'll stay. . . . Hi never bother you again. You can go to your father then, and tell him you found out what he couldn't. Groat ttan, old Toni; smart. But you'll be smarter than he. . . ." He licked his lips njtatn.. "See? It'll irive you prestige; that's hat you want now . . . after Kllen, there. Prestige with the old man! es. That's It! . . . You can tell him nw I crossed him up. North Star Lumber company? Ever hear of it? That's me ; I'aul GorbeL . . . Dummy enipany In St Paul. 1 got the good jrades of lumber at cull prices, see? Paid with notes at the Belknap A Gorbel bank In Kampfest. I took It II, every dime of It. . . . Paper s no good; worthless. Belknap & Gorbel 'd have been Insolvent in another year lf It hadn't been for When you. . . inold Tom we forged got suspicious spector's reports and changed car numbers on him. He couldn't check Xorth Star looks great on paper; jjPB"1 It Paul banks like us . nie . . . all me I See? Your out without a scratch; giug the Richards company, too. veS! I did it all. and put the bee on old Tom! Understand that' He never knew a whisper! He Waited until he was oq his to way Europe and then I squeezed" --nodding. I wrecked Squeezed! trains and burned barns and the poor devil d. ... that "Arson? . . .Arson. John? Got that warrant? Give it to me now I've come clean; you give me 'a break. . ." "Oh. don't! Don't let him go on'" . Ellen whispered. She buried her face on John's chest and he gathered he close, his turning back to Gorbel whose chin now sagged low as he sobbed hoarsely. "Hold It!" he whispered. uiou th against her ear. "Hold it. old fellow ! It's an ordeal "But worth It !" She caught tip his word and lifted her face to look Into his. "Anything's worth it to know oh. John, John! How could I ever have believed It? What a silly, blind girl "Not that!" he broke In tensely, shaking her. "If It hadn't been for that, he might have gone unpunished. Understand that? It's only a few days, a few weeks out of our lives. . . . Don't you understand that. Ellen? And we're young! We still have so many days, so many weeks but" ... ... I" before us!" "But I want them all I don't want to lose . . , even a Second!" she said. ... She might have said more had his lips not stopped her words. They stood so In that first, long kiss. They did not hear the opening of the door, did not see Wolf Richards' amazed find truculent gaze sweep his room with Its littered floor, the smashed chair, did not see him stare at Paul Gorbel nor at them. But as he stepped In and stamped snow from his feet they sprang apart, wheeling towards him. " 'S all right !" he yelped. " 'S all right! Don't mind me, young tins! H 1 to pay here, I see! Place mint! Paul Gorbel under my roof where I'd never have him. Tied up, too, which means somethin'! Rut 's all right! 'S all right! Nothin' matters hut what ails you two, for sure! Nothin' else matters It was evening when that strange procession made its way Into Kamp fest. John Relknap in the lead, Wolf Richards behind him, dogs and toboggan with its bundled burden next and Ellen walking In the trail they made. The town swarmed about them until John had to call on others to clear the way. . . . Night then, and wires commenced to sing and the nest morning's newsbold headpapers told the story in in the read to lines for Harrington offices, for Lumber company Belknap others to read the world over: some In a Paris hotel. Harrington conld not get John the first dozen times he called because outthe boy, with Ellen in the corridor Nat where bedside side, sat at the Bradshaw fought for his life. "Tell them I'll answer no 'phone calls" he whispered to Ellon.a "That goes'until Nat is . . . until change ..." comes. had And so other telephone calls even calls which time to be. made, spanned the ocean. the doctor, It was evening before the bed with over leaned had who so many minsuch concentration for with a straightened time, this utes, r S1"Well." he said, "it looks like a go make it?" "You mean he's going to John whispered. the The head on the pillow moved; looked up at them. and eyes opened b''"c"nrse, 'johnny," "Sure thing. out'll make a hit with him!" He laughed, shrilly. "And It wasn't old Tom who was fter Ellen, there. It got you In Dutch Uh her, thinking It was. No. . ye. again ; Paul Gorbel ! See?" He oghed. "Spent years building up k reputation for fair dealings; going cash on It In a hurry, I was! Go- t ruin Belknap & Gorbel and ft Nat whispered. " . could be free to And then to sit In the eae a distracted central, In office and converse methodical way of convera hoy all had It "iTsuess the newspapers he had listened th0n" he said, after v,,fs sn - us m no "i long, and guess here set all to live; we're . onniiL-on tolls." until you see the to.. had with your fafor a talk I've W :ht. fr 1 r ""Sfck h tf nothing! bulletin - finding U, own ... S3, t10" 0VT wire com tIon9 wore r wt Sri ,j He's In Paris and the Uera.d . ed, u e fternoon the next read you to wants me boat. Next he me , letter that he ien g . opened In case .- the catdra. fell I!1 h5 -- e Pf Lf, Z dd" g reached out for Ellen's hand. he "How long will it take him?" '1P")lin asked commencing to smile. ton days, say." "Why, not long; "Ten'davs! Don't you call that What's that?" leaning lon' as the wire wont closer to the 'phone . . . the Job! hnd for a moment. "Oh along for can stagger Job Sure the ion days without any changes. Rut Harthere are other things up here, make that they so important rington, And .v- ,- ioh look like a Joke. other things these for Man. ten days? and ages ten days Is ages and ages. . . THE END. ... - Wifie's Good Reason for Rejecting Hubby'a Offer man It seeins that a Kansas City a motor car trip, u.d his wife were on was hot and the trip weather the and ! .fUr-Mi- t and ill temper ran high back seats. The on both the front and a stream over which car approached rencm-m., there was a ferry, H.,-steen. rough grade such the Arkansas as one finds frequently in ,7;?,r,uS'..,t P po down that hill and grumbled the wife, ferry?" that ta lace persp.nng 10I,,,ing her the hos-on"I Isten dearie." suggested "If" you say the word. I'll waiK ..ht" down that hill. Jump Into that Ivor and drown, and refrain from an,t.. roving you any more. "That's all right tor ju, what good i the wife calmly, "but to get still got I've 11, it do me? hill and acrosi hal the down MP wrote It just before ' Star ferry." Kansas City Wtcb Hi... I gue '. J2 Je in on ..." he began. "I "I'll . . . I'll be weakly. I'll guess "But you should have heard him cheer, clear across the Atlantic, when I told him what the afternoon papers double-crossinsaid, about all the to confess. Gorbel forced you'd "And he said for you to stay right there In Kampfest and run the Job and that he was coming to ask for a chance to help that's Just what he said: to ask for a chance to help as fast as boats and trains can bring a fiddle him. Says that he feels fit as two boohed had" passage already and weeks earlier than he'd Intended to. of You can use your own judgment, I'd make as know I don't hut course, until he gets uny important changes d , GREAT BARRIER LURES SAVANTS the campfire on a coral Isle Vast Submarine Reef of Coral OS Australia. Prp-- 1 by Ntion!C. &lHntoa. It. tbt talk Sally Scz uuiy turn from Cook's discoveries and Bligh's amazing boat voyage tj the recent losa of a launch, r the fate m..ks be.nt under ,he time enough to Worr f.Jh. weather; w . a cause. J Jour mother. They tell me that tl.'"ee months of rest . KJ into ft S fietr. Qrph!e WU bcrrli-v. THE sea wit dry mImhk the east coast of Queensland, a thousand miles or coral "mate" would be revealed. The Great Barrier peer of Australia must not be Imagined as a continuous structure, like the Gteat Wall of China; it la formed by Innumerable reefs, and a tuap of Just one section resembles a complex puzzle. Then there are the mountainous and forested, of the inner zone, and the atolls and cays that are true coral islands. For nearly a century the Great Bar rier has intrigued science by the problems that it prest-ntto geologists, physiographers u. nuturallbU. It baa lured such masters of marine zoology as Alexander Agasslx and A. G. Mayw from America, and receutly a British expedition broke camp after a year on Captain Cook's firsi coral Island. In all the Seven Seas there la noth Ing so wonderful as this vast submarine "curtain" of coral, the largest coral reef In the world, whose nature and origin remain half veiled in tuys If Jig-sa- a tery. Tourists from many lands and thou sands of Australians have made the voyage through "Australia's Grand Canal," the area between the mainland with Its purple hills, and the Outer Barrier. A calm and pleasaut trip during a portion of the year, It may be perilous in the cyclone season. Many launches and fishing i crsift bare been wrecked among, the coral, or gone down In the hert of a tjtorui within the Barrier. But navigation Is no longer the nightmare It was to the early voyagers, before the reef mazes had been mapped and routes safe for even large vessels discovered. Hanger exists still, but the old fear has gone the haunting fear of disaster in the of Corut. Surf la Amazing Spectacle. Majestic Is the meeting of league-lonrollers of the ocenn and the Great Barrier. On days when the sun lit water behind the coral bastion Is calm enough for a canoe, mountainous waves pound the reefs unceasingly. The surf on, the Outer Barrier nt high tide, when the broad reefs' crests are hidden, presents an amazing spectacle. A "long line of boiling surf, springing without any apparent up 1n cause," Is the late Charles Hedley's description. That great naturalist, whose knowledge of the Harrier was unrivaled, devoted the last few years of his life to .the study of Its problems.. Swain Reefs, far south, mark. the beginning of the Great Barrier Outer Farther north, the linear System. reefs are developed. They are some miles In length and up to half a mile across, with broad separating channels. A lighthouse on Lady Klllot Islet marks the southern limit of land, "a broad piatform of solid coral half a mile In circumference." Then comes an archipelago, the Bunker group, followed by the Capricorn Group, popular resort now of naturalists, and almost a picnic ground for holldaymakers from the mainland. Within the Tropics, the maze Is multiplied. From a hill at Cook town you may see, as Captain Cook did In 1770, the shadows of the coral reefs wherever you look out to sea. The navigator who explored 2,000 wiles of the east coast of Australia was ignorant of the existence of coral In those waters when his ship struck on Endeavour reef at night. Had the weather been stormy she must have been lost, for coral fangs hnd pierced her hull. But calm sea enabled the sailors to patch up the bark by "fotherlng," and Cook sailed her to the beach for careening and repairs. Meanwhile, gazing from the hilltop, he discovered the coral. With a seaworthy ship again, he won a way out of the maze, gaining open ocean through one of the great openings in the Barrier. He escaped many dangers only to meet with oth ers a few days later. The Endeavour, becalmed off the Outer Barrier, was borne toward the reef. She rose at last on a huge wave and seemed doomed to destruction, with only the breadth of a wave between her and the coral. But "a light air of wind sprung up," and the ship was saved. Cook Claimed the Coast. Br-al- of a large steamer, sunk la a cyclone within a few miles of the uainlaBd. Tbe Grand canal varies la width from 20 to 80 mile. There are two regions, however. The Inuer one la narrow and fairly free from the perils which make the cuter zone impossible for shipping. Only amall craft are navigated among the reefs of the outer zone. Luggers are sailed along the chan Dels with coral fangs threatt-nlndestruction hailed often where the reefs are unebarted, ia the quest for sea Mugs and pearl and trochus shelL Japanese c o many of these Teuturw-aoui- Q e craft. Many Beautiful Itlanda. The depth of the sea outside the Great Barrier is profound, but in the rone where coastal steamers go safely it varies from about ten fathoms to twenty ; the outer zone la much deeper, up to seventy fathom. It is between these two rone that the mountainous Islands lie, many of them beautiful uud some the homes of happy people. Over hundred of miles of sea they are strung, close together or with long gaps between. Thousands of folk who make the winter tour to Queensland from southern ports hay they have been to the Great Barrier reef, whereas they have merely Rilled among tbe lofty islands, maybe without landing even on . an a lull or a cay, the low coral Ulea beyond the high one of granite. Only the few who go north venture to seek the actual Barrier, where that long lone of thundering surf rises tn ' AO tl Timor. These old tltne discussed ;ll In An wivrmes are tr.i'ia And round ptid. ' i, ' . r ATKOXIZK Um rwt. HOMg INDUSTaT Myopia I ' near-iighUd- -: :.. THIS WEEK'S PRIZE STORY .1 t Wi rrmi la hUtarr th put ( tkte traat ..I InUraieuntaln tttiloa, her rent M a pea hook hefar u, hat what af her (taret Thi caa he anewareel trst la tha character ( her people! aecoa4 ia tha natural maarrei af Out wanaertand ana . third tha aapaart ta tntfastrlM vhlrh her people will (lire her. Tha tarau, th fee torie. tha (old, th allver da sat aiaha it. (hit region, thejr anlr help ta raaap Tha, trae inli lt oi ttiia rrgio Ilea la her eon and dauirhWre, i la tha character and Inletfirtnre f her people lie th etrentth af tali region hat In the eappart which oa le ta her Indaatrietha lie th acac and the proeperltr falar at thia ( i vaet Inter mountain rerien. u MABGAKET DOMGAARD, . i ataiiaa, Utah. 1 Spain, though, played her part In Tttivlgatlon of Australasian seas. Ih 1005 three ships under Admiral de 'VV'V 2prUr - .'7 .t Small Change Scerc Small change waa so scares In France following the World war that thousands of merchants wrapped postage stampi in waxed paper and Used th small parcels a ' 4 chance. . . ASK TOUR DRUCGIBT FOR ';'' fe. tsagtTTT - i ....... 'I i,.D "Vf"""' ,. ... ,i II ,ii j..4l.'l ,11 ' LOTION) AN INTEKMUUNTAIN PRODUCT llay Fever Long, Lonfc Agd As Ion; ago as 1774 St was discovered in England that pollen waa a cause of hay fever, and a scientist in Germany started the modern work of testing and treatment SO years ago. ' vl? v ' ll J The Great Barrier Reef. Qnlros sailed for the South Pacific from Callno. The captain of one was Luis Vaes de Torres, whose name lives forever as that of the strait between Australia &ni New Guinea. Ilia vessel beca me separated fr.om the other two, and Torres was probably Uie first European to sight Cap York peninsula, the northernmost point of Australia, and Prince of Wales Island. But Torres' discovery was a aecret from the world until 1702, when among the archives at, Manila, the record of his great voyage was 'foiled by 'the British. They gave honor where It was due, naming the strait after Its 1 ' . discoverer. by Sclent it a. Scientific Investigation of tbe Great Barrier reef began wlirni U. M. S. Fly cruised In the Coral sea and other waters. Her voyage extended 'over several years, 182 18W, hnd J. Beete Jukes was the naturalist on boardj her,, a geologist wnose interests were, not confined to rocks. Jukes wrote the Explored i Witch Hazel Cream SKIN ltr-- . A.U3 THJ LIA g o d Captain Cook sought eagerly for an opening, and found his "Providential Channel." He was In the Grand canal once more, and with Infinite care took the bark to Torres strait. Landing on an Island which he named "Posses sion," he claimed the whoie eastern coast of Australia for Britain, In the name of King George III. A memorial to Captain Cook has been erected on Possession Island by the federal government, a simple obelisk bearing a tablet of bronze, Bllgh, cmnmander of tbe Bounty, and his eighteen men who were faith ful, made that memorable open boat voyage from Tahitian waters to Ites ioration Island, within the Great liar rier. In 170. The mutineers' victims reached the reef at midnight, or rath er came within sound of the surf, and two days Inter found a passage to safety. The Ixiai.voyage was contin ned along the eat coast of Queen land and thtftmjh Torres strait to vanr (U. riM mt their hart. Approximately 250,000,000 per- sons, or 25 per cent cf the entire adult population of the world, auf- -. fer from myopia, or . ness. mid-ocea- n coral-forme- th lot Ant fecal lacuraa a mld-oeeit- There Is charm In the Grand canal trlp. and life Is pleasant on the favored Islands, where a bungalow may netle: aiuid tropical fruit trees and palms, with a creek singing near.oa Its little Journey to the sea. Men have lived half a lifetime on a Barrier reef lile without desire to wander. It may be a lotuseatlns life, or one of healthy work and play, tif you pleasej f HUh men arid poof, men Are lured t? the region. Bench combers are rare tlnw, yet here and there one meets with the cheerful loafer, who takes to a; ta,k only at the urge of sheer nwcea-(tfty- . IliM knl Which kmn i Upkeep of Parks in Missouri Missouri's laws require that 23 per cent of the revenue received from the sale of hunting and fishing license must be used for the purchase and maintenance ,f of state A i. , 'parks. i ' . Not Even Middle-Age- d .. . Speaking of youth thirty is the age , when Hannibal crossed the Aipa and within pne1 year of the age when Napoleon routed half of Europe at Marengo. What d'yuh Razor Blades Post 25 for 59c (ST f 8 ACCEPTED) a. Paid AM FlU all Cillett Trp Rater Ranee refunded if not eatUf actor?. COOMBS DRUG CO. Salt Lake Cite. Utah , first description of the Great Barrier, which remains one of the best general accounts we have of this geographical wonder : "The Great Barrier reefs are thus found to form a long submarine buttress, or curtain, along the northeastern coast of Australia, rising in general precipitously from a very great depth, but resting townrds the north on the shoaler ground of Torres strait, and towards the south on the bank stretching off from Sandy Cape. "If it were to be laid dry, this great Barrier would be found to have a considerable resemblance to a gigantlo and Irregular fortification, a steep glacis crowned with a broken parapet wall, and carried from one rising ground to another. The towerlike bastions, of projecting and detached reefs, would Increase this resemblance." Cook's description of a corCaptain al reef, forgotten by all, perhaps, but readers of the great navigator s "Voyages," is worth quoting: "A reef such as one speaks of here Is Scarcely known In Europe. It Is a Wall of Coral Hock rising ttlmoat perpendicularly out of the unfathomable ocean, always overflown at high Water generally 7 or 8 feet, and dry In places n Iaw Water. The Large waves of the vast (Venn meeting with so midden n resistance makes a most Surf breaking Mountains Terrible Hign . . ." , But Look at Ua Now The immigrants developed . the physical riches of America; and, in return, the new hope, freedom and changcfulness of their lives developed in them germs of high i f spirit and .initiative. Animals and Birds Valuable I A study of the eating habita of wild life in America disclosed 90 per cent of our animals and birds are beneficial, according to Donald A. Gilchrist, naturalist. A O rS.l ahonld Cooda" tf Dcr week will h paid Seward (111 fr ,rtl(.u . ..Wkr fn ae Interntoantala mad Similar ta a bare. Bead In proa er rera t Prodact Column, P. O. Box 15JS. Sail Lake City. If rear lory appear in tbia he) year aterr ff Work N. 1327 W.N.U. Salt Lai Otf Gold "Mined" in Wool Peasants recover gold from the Balkan tributaries of the Danube river by the old method of catching the metal in the wool of a sheep-aki- n. Generations Change Every generation brings a new point of view; if Shakespeare doea not change, the generation do. Largest Conveyor System The Chicago post office has the largest-- conveyor system (for sorting mail) in the world. '