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THE RICH COUNTY NEWS, RANDOLPH, UTAH was comment. The commodore smiled. "I thought Now jou boys would see it that way. three tomorrow Tm going ashore to buy dlviu outfits and lay in a big stock of provisions for the voyage. -- In' the meantime, while the carpenters are gettin the ship into shape, well leave the first mate in charge while we go ashore and have a good time. Ive , seen worse places than Panama. As a result of this conference Mr. Glbney's suggestions were acted upon, and they contrived to make their brief stay in Panama very agreeable. They inspected the work on the canal, marveled at the stupendous engineering in the Culebra Cut, drank a little, gambled a little. McGuffey whipped Like CHAPTER X Continued. 11 Theres one thing more that we mustnt neglect, warned Mr. Glbney during Mr. Gibneys absence on his filibustering trip the Colombian revolutionists had risen and struck their blow. After the fashion of a hotheaded and Impetuous people, they had entered the contest absolutely untrained. As a result, the war had lasted just two weeks, the leaders had been Incontinently shot, and the d dove of peace had once more spread her pinions along the borders of the Gold coast Commodore Gibney was disgusted beyond measure, and at a special meeting of the syndicate, called in the cabin of the Maggie n that same evening, it was finally decided that they should embark on an 'indefinite trad Ing cruise in the South seas, or until such time as it seemed their services must be required to free a downtrodden people from a tyrants yoke. Captain Scraggs and McGuffey had never been in the South seas, but they had heard that a fair margin of profit was to be wrung from trade in copra, shell, coconuts, and kindred tropical products. They so expressed themselves. To this suggestion, however, Commodore Gibney waved a deprecating paw. Legitimate tradin, boys, he said, is a nice, sane, healthy business, but the profits is slow. What we want is quick profits, and while it aint set down in black and white, one of the principal objects of this syndicate is to lead a life of wild adventure. In tradin, there aint no adventure to speak of. We ought to do a little black-birdlor raid some of those Jap pearl fisheries off the northern coast of Formosa. But well be chased by real gunboats if we do that, objected Captain Scraggs. Those Jap gunboats shoot to kill. Cant you think of somethin before the meeting broke up, Weve got to run this little vessel Into some e where there's a nice beach and smooth water, and change her name. I notice that her old name Relna Maria Is screwed into her bows and across her stern in raised gilt letters, contrary to law and custom. Well snip em oil, sandpaper every spot where theres a letter, and repaint it; after which well rig up a stagin' over her bow and stern, and cut her new name, Maggie II, right into her plankin. Nobody'll ever suspect her names been changed. I notice that the official letters and numbers cut into her main beam is 9057. Ill change the F to B, and the C to O, and the P to R. A handy man with a wood chisel can do lots of things. He can change those nines to eights, the five tor a six, and the seven to a nine. Ive seen it done before. Then well rig a foretopmast and a spinnaker boom on her, and bend a fishermans staysail. Nothing like it when youre sailing a little off the wind. Scraggs, you have the papers of the old Maggie, and we all have our licenses regular enough. Dig up the old papers, Scraggsy, and Ill doctor em up to fit the Maggie II. As for our armament, well dismount the guns and stow em away in the hold until we get down on the Colombian coast, and while were lying in Panama repairing the holes where my shots went through her, and puttin new planks In her decks where the old plankin has been scored by shrapnel, those paraqueets will think were as peaceful as chipmunks. Better look over your supplies, McGuffey, and see if theres any paint aboard. Id just else, Gib? as lief give the old girl a different said Mr. Gibney, for a Well, dress before we drop anchor in Pan- starter, I can. Suppose we just head ama. straight for Kandavu island in the Fi-jl-s, Gib," said Captain Scraggs, earnest and scheme around for a cargo of the black coral? Its only worth about fifand shull-dra- g ly, Pll keel-haman that says you aint got a great ty dollars a pound. Kandavu lays head." somewhere in latitude 22 south, longiBy the lord, supplemented McGuf- tude 178 west, and when I was there fey, you have. last it was fair reekin with cannibal The commodore smiled and tapped savages. But theres tons of black his frontal bone with his forefinger. coral there, and nobodys ever been Imagination, my lads, imagination," able to sneak in and get away with he said, and reached for the last of the it Every time a boat used to land at punch. the native niggers would ' Exactly three w eeks from the date of Kandavu, stew down on the have a white-ma- n the naval battle which took place off beach, and its got so that skippers the Coronado islands, and whereby Mr. give the island a wide berth. Gibney became commodore and manGib, my dear boy, chattered Capaging owner of the erstwhile Mexican tain Scraggs, Im a man of peace coast patrol schooner Relna Marla, that and I I " vessel sailed out of the harbor of PanScraggsy, old ama completely rejuvenated. Not a said Mr. Glbney, laying an affectionate scar on her shapely lines gave evi- hand on the skippers shoulder, youre dence of the sanguinary engagement nothin of the sort Youre a flghtln through which she had passed. tarantula, and nobody knows it bet-ter- n Mr. Glbney had her painted a creamy Adelbert P. Glbney. Ive seen white with a dark blue waterline. She you in action, Scraggsy. Remember had had her bottom cleaned and that. Its all right for you to say scraped and the copper sheathing over- youre a man of peace and advise me hauled and patched up. Her sails and McGuffey to keep out of the track had been overhauled, inspected, and of trouble, but we know that away repaired wherever necessary, and in down low youre goin around lookin order to be on the safe side, Mr. Glb- for blood, and that once youre up agin ney, upon motion duly made by him the enemy, you never bat an eyelash. and seconded by McGuffey (to whom Eh, McGuffey? the seconding of the Glbney motions McGuffey nodded; whereupon, Caphad developed into a habit) , purchased tain Scraggs, making but a poor efan extra, suit of new sails. The en- fort to conceal the pleasure which Mr. gines were overhauled by the faith- Gibneys rude compliment afforded ful McGuffey and a large store of dis- him, turned to the rail, glanced seatillate stored in the hold. Captain ward, and started to walk away to ate aversion to tend to some trifling detail connected Scraggs, with his expense, made a motion (which was with the boat falls. All right, Gib, my lad, he said, seconded by McGuffey before he had taken time to consider its import) pro- affecting to resign himself to the inevviding for the abolition of the office itable, have it your own way. Youre of chief engineer while the Maggie II a commodore and Im only a plain was under sail, at which time the captain, but Til follow wherever you was to hold himself lead. Ill go as far as the next man chief under the orders of the commodore and and well glom that black coral if we be transferred to the deck department have to slaughter every man, woman if necessary. Mr. Glbney approved the and child on the island. Only, when measure and it went into effect. Only were sizzlin in a pot dont you up on entering Or leaving a port, or in and say I never warned you, because case of chase by an enemy, were the I did. How dye propose intimidatin engines to be used, and McGuffey was the natives. Gib? warned to be extremely saving of his said the commodore, Scraggsy, distillate. solemnly, weve waged a private war Mr. Glbney made a splendid Job of agin a friendly nation, licked em changing the vessels name, and as and helped , ourselves to their ship. she chugged lazily out of Panama bay Weve changed her name and rig and of her official number and letters and and lifted to the long ground-swewere sailin under bogus papers. That even her doubtful is If it the Pacific, late Mexican commander would have makes us pirates, and that old Maggie recognized her. She was indeed a burgee floatin' at the fore aint nothbeautiful craft, and Commodore Glb-ne- in more' nor less than tfie Jolly Roger. heart swelled with pride as he All right I Lets be pirates. Who stood aft, conning the man at the cares? When we slip into Mgalao wheel, and looked her over: It seemed harbor well invite the king and his like a sacrilege now, when he reflected head men aboard for dinner. Well how he had trained the gun of the old get em drunk, clap em in double em to their weep-I- n Maggie on her tfiat day off the Coro- irons, and surrender subjects when theyve filled the nados, and It seemed to hl now even a greater sacrilege to haVh brazenly hold of the Maggie II with black come aboard planned to enter her as a privateer In coral. If they refuse to the struggles of the republic of Colom- well shell the bush with that long guns bia. The past tense is use advisedly, gust and the Maxim rapid-fir- e for That project was now entirely off, wve got below decks. Thatll scare much to the secret dellgbf of Captain em so theyll leave us alone and we can help ourselves to the eoral." Scraggs, who, if the hero ot one naval Scraggs cold blue eyes glistened. to take anxious not engagement, was Lord, Gib," he murmured, youve part in another. In Panama the freebooters of the Maggie II learned that got a head." dog-hol- whlte-wir,gp- F-C- n, ul d, old-tim- ll playin post-offic- e, may be that these precautions aint him, said Mr. Gibney. Hell see necessary, but when I was here twenty that we get all the trade we can lug years ago it was all the rage to kill a away. Were the first vessel thats white man and eat him. Maybe times touched here in two years, and they has changed, but the harbor and the have a thunderin lot of stuff on hand. coast looks Just as wild and lonely as Tabus gone ashore to talk the king they ever did, and I didnt see no sign Hnto doin business with us. If he of missionary when we dropped hook consents, well have him and Tabu-Tablast night. So dont take no chances. and three or four of the subAll hands promised that they would chiefs aboard for dinner, or else hell take extreme care, to the end that their Invite us ashore for a big feed, and precious persons might remain intact, well have to go. so Mr. Gibney finished his cup of cofSupposin' the king dont care to fee at a gulp and went on deck. have any truck with us? inquired McThe Kandavu aborigines were not Guffey, anxiously. In that case, Mac," replied the long in putting in an appearance. Even as Mr. Gibney came on deck half a commodore with a smile, well just dozen canoes shot out from the beach. naturally shell him out of house and Mr. Gibney Immediately piped all home. hands on deck, armed them, and nonlets Well, then," said McGuffey, u a bartender. He was ordered arrested, chalantly awaited the approach of what and six splggoty little policemen, sent might or might not turn out to be an to arrest him, were also thrashed. The enemy. reserves were called out and a riot When the flotilla was within pistol ensued. Mr. Gibney, following the shot of the schooner Mr. Gibney motto of the syndicate, e stepped to the rail and motioned them back. Immediately the natives ceased All for one and one for all g fellow paddling, and a United we stand, divided we fall, stood up in the forward canoe. After mixed in the conflict and presently the manner of his kind he had all his found himself in durance vile. Cap- life soused his head in lime-wattain Scraggs, luckily, forgot the mot- when making his savage toilette, and to and escaped, but Inasmuch as he as a result his shock of black hair was on hand next morning to pay a stood on end and bulged out like a each fine of thirty pesos levied against crowded hayrick. He was naked, of of the culprits, he was Instantly for- course, and in his hand he held a huge given. Mr. Gibney vowed that if a war club. United States cruiser didn't happen That fellerid eat a rattlesnake," to be lying in the roadstead, he would Shoot him, gasped Captain Scraggs. have shelled the town In retaliation. Gib, if he bats an eye, and But eventually the days passed, Shut up, said the commodore, a the Maggie H, well found and ready trifle thats the number-on- e for sea, shook out her sails to a fair nigger, testily; who does the talkin. Hello, breeze and sailed away for Kandavu. boy. She kept well to the southwest until "Hello, capn, replied the savage, she struck the southeast trades, when and salaamed You likee buy gravely. headshe swung around on her course, chicken, buy pig? Maybe you say come ed straight for her destination. It 'board, I talk. Me very good friend was a pleasant voyage, devoid of in- white master. cident, and the health of all hands d Bless my soul 1" was excellent Mr. Glbney took daily the commodore. What wont gasped observations, and was particular to them missionaries do next? Cut off make dally entries in his log when my ears if this nigger aint civilized I he, Scraggs, and McGuffey were not He beckoned to the canoe and it shot playing crlbbage, a game of which all alongside, and its brown crew came three were passionately fond. climbing over the rail of the Maggie On the afternoon of the twenty-nint- h H. day after leaving Panama the lookout Mr. Glbney met the spokesman at L SPECIAL RUSH SERVICE secured If yon mention this paper when writing firms helew. wild-lookin- er get the guns ready. Somethin tells me these people aint to be trusted, and Tm tellin you right now, Gib, I wont sleep well tonight unless them two quarter gatllngs and the Maxim-Vlekerapid-fir- e guns Is mounted and ready for business. All right, Mac, replied Mr. Gibney, In the tone one uses when humorSet 'em up if itll make ing a baby. you feel more cheerful. Still, I don't see why you want to go actin so foolish over nothin. "Well, Gib, replied the engineer, I may be crazy, but I ain't no fool, and if theres a dead whale around the ship, I can come pretty near smellln rs R. C. ELLIOTT & CO. 40 No. 3rd West Write today for tags and information BUSINESS COLLEGES L. 0. 8. BUSINES8 COLLEGE. of Efficiency All commercial branches. Catalog free. 0 N. Mam St., Sait Lake City. School MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PIANOS. Players, Phonographs on very easy terms. Everything known In music. Write Daynes-Beeb- e Music Co sweet-scente- reported land. Through his glasses Mr. Glbney made out a cluster of tall palms at the southerly end of the Island, and as the schooner held lazily on her course he could discern the white breakers foaming over the reefs that guarded the entrance to the harbor. Thats Kandavu, anall right, nounced the commodore. I was there in '89 with Bill McGInty In the schooner Dashln Wave. Theres the entrance to the harbor, with the Esk reefs to the north and the Pearl reefs to the -- south. The channel's very narrow not more than three cables, If its that, but theres plenty of water and a good muddy bottom thatll hold. McGuffey, lad, better run below and tune Its too dangerous up your engines. for a sailin a passage on an ebb-tid-e vessel, so well run in under the power. Scraggsy, stand by and when I give the word have your crew shorten salL" the rail and they rubbed noses very solemnly, after the manner of salutation in Kandavu. Captain Scraggs bustled forward, full of importance, Interduce me, Gib, he said amiably, and then, while Mr. Gibney favored him with a sour glance, Captain Scraggs stuck out his hand and shook briskly with the native, Happy to make your acquaintance," he said. Scraggs is my name, sir. Shake hands with McGuffey, our chief engineer. Hope you left all the folks at home well, Whatd you say your name was? The islander hadnt said his name was anhlng, but he grinned now and replied! that it was Tabu-TabWell, my bucko, muttered McGuffey, who always drew the color line, "Im glad to hear that But you aint the only thing that's taboo around this packet You can jest check that war club with the first mate, pendin our better acquaintance. Hand it over, you black beggar, or Til hit you a swat in the ear thatll hurt all your relations. And hereafter, Scraggsy, just keep your nigger friends to yourself. I aint waxin effusive over this savage, and its agin my principles ever to shake hands with a colored man. This chaps a d d ugly customer, and you take my word for It Tabu-Tab- u grinned again, walked to the rail, and tossed his war club down Within a few minutes a long white streak opened up in the wake of the schooner, announcing that McGuffeys engines were doing duty, and a nice breeze springing up two points aft the beam, the Maggie heeled over and fairly flew through the water. Mr. Gibney smiled an ecstatic smile as he took the wheel and guided the schooner through the channel. He rounded her up in twelve fathoms, and within five minutes every stitch of canvas into the canoe, was clewed down hard and fast The "Me good missionary boy, he said, sUn was setting as they dropped anrather humbly. chor, and Mr. Gibney had lanterns "McGuffey, my dear boy, protested Captain Scraggs, don't be so doggone rude. You might hurt this poor lads feelins. Of course hes only a simple native nigger, but even a dawg hae feelins. You V snarled McGuffey. 'You two belay talkin and snappln at each other, commanded Mr. Gibney, an leave all bargainin to me. This boy is all right and well get along first rate if you two just haul ship and do somethin useful besides buttin in on your superior officer. Come along, Tabu-TabMakee little eat down in cabin. You talkee captain. Gib, my dear boy, sputtered Captain Scraggs, bursting with curiosity, following the commodores reappearance on deck, . whatevers in the rh wind? Money fortune," said Mr. Glbney, solemnly. edged up and eyed the Sure there seriously. aint a little fightin mixed up in It? he asked. Not a bit of it, replied Mr. Gibney. Youre as safe on Kandavu as if you was in church. This Tabu kid is sort of prime minister to the king, with a heap of influence at court. The crew of a British cruiser stole him for a galley police when he was a kiA and he got civilized and learned to talk English. He was a cannibal in them days, but the chaplain aboard showed him how foolish it was to do sflch got rethings, and finally Tabu-Tab- u ligion and asked as a special favor to be allowed to return to Kandavu to civilize his people. As a result of Tabu-Tabu-s efforts, he tells me the king has concluded that when he eats a white man hes flyln In the face of his own interests, and most generally a gunboat comes along in a few months and shells the bush, and well, any how, there aint been a barbecue on Kandavu for ten years. Its a capital crime to eat a man now, and punishable by boilin the offender alive In palm olL this "Well, .rumbled McGuffey, Tabu-Tabdont look much like a preacher, If you ask me. But bow about this black coral? Oh, Ive ribbed up a deal with McGuffey commodore They Rubbed Nosee Very Solemnly. hung along the sail so that It would be impossible for any craft to approach the schooner and board her without being seen. Also the watch on deck that night carried Mauser and cutlasses. Mr. rifles, Glbney was taking no chances. p CHAPTER XI. Now, boys, announced Commodore Gibney, as he sat at the bead of the officers mess at breakfast next morning, therell be a lot of canoes paddling off to visit us within the hour, so whatever you do, dont allow more than two of these cannibals aboard the schooner at the same time. Make em keep their weapons in the canoes with em, at the first sign of trouble shoot em down like dogs. It ad tf You Are m big demand. can turn them into cash ten times quicker by shipping to FURS ft AUTOMOBILE accessories ill Piston Rings cure your motor troubles, Oilj Piston Ring Co . 15 East Fourth South PLEATING & BUTTONS Accordlan, Side, Box Pleating, Hemstitching, Buttons, Buttonholes, Kid Corset Parlor. CHRISTMAS CARDS ORDER YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS From four local printer. He can furnish Service and Quality. FIXTURES AND SHOW CASES We are manufacturers of Bank, Office and Store Fixtures. Art in Fixtures is oul Business. Salt Lake Cabinet & Fixture Co - i... ' -.' !- BEAUTY PARLORS - CURLS, SWITCHES. Transformations $1 98 up. Only human mail service Walkers . from hair used. Fast prepaid (Dept) Beauty Parlor. DEPARTMENT STORES 1ffiND?ro'wALKERSr Utah, for anything home stores. McGuffey Contented Himself by Pa. Backward and Forward radlng Across the Fo' Castle Head. it u alters have an anchor out to wind- I tell you, Gib, that Tabu-Tabnigger had a look in his eye for all the world like a cur dog lickin a bone. I aint takin' no chances. My old man used to say: Bart, whatever you do, ward. " By the left hind leg of the Great Sacred Bull, snapped Captain Scraggs, If you 'aint enough to precipitate war." is my War, replied McGuffey, long suit particularly war with native I just naturally crave to niggers. punch the ear of anything darker than a Portugee. Remember how I cleaned out the police department of Panama? "Mount the guns if youre goln to, Mac. If not, for the love of the Lord dont be demoralizin the crew with this talk of war. All I ask is that you set the guns after Ive finished my business here with Tabu-TabHes been on a war vessel, and knows what guns are, and If he saw you mountin them It might break up our friendly relations. Hell think we dont trust him. "Well, we dont, replied McGuffey, doggedly. Well, we do, snapped Captain Scraggs. There is always something connected with the use of that pronoun of kings which eats like a canker at the heart of men of the McGuffey breed. .That officer now spat on the deck, in defiance of the rules of his superior officers, and glared at Captain Scraggs "Speak for yourself, you miserable little wart, he roared. If you include me on that cannibals visitin list, and go to contradictin me agin, - you cannot get in your INFORMATION DEPARTMENT Commercial inquiries answered and information glad y lui ricked without cost. Adwiess any f.m above. Great Feat of balancing A certain mayor in the South, whose period of office had come to an end, was surveying the o.k of the year. 'It has been my endeavor, he said, with an air of conscious rectitude, to administer justice without swerving to partiality on the one hand or on the other. Wayside 'ales. Paradise Fish. Among the paradise fish, found In China, the male blows bubbles until a sticky froth floats on the surface of the water ; to the undersurface of this he transfers the eggs as soom as they are laid, guarding them from destruc. tlon by his mate. u. Ill "Mac, Interrupted Mr. Glbney, angrily, control yourself. Its agin the rules to have and back-biti- n on the Maggie H. , Remember our motto: All for one and one for all n d Here comes that sneakin murderer back to the vessel, I wonder Interrupted McGuffey. what devilment hes up to now. Mr. McGuffey was partly right, for in a few minutes Tabu-Tab- u came alongside, climbed aboard, and salaamed. My. Gibney, fearful of McGuffey's rag-chew- bushy-heade- The Hungry Lover! Young men seldom hide their feelings w'hen violently attracted ; they do not appear to know w'hen they are looking at a woman as though they could eat her. From The Sleeping Fire, by W. E. B. Henderson. Rapid Education. Ef a man got no mo sense n t bresh a mewl wid a brick, said Char, eoal Eph, moodily, he gwlae pick up bout a suttin kind a lot o y disposition. Richmond Tlines-DI- s. mfo-niatio- n patch. Japanese Easy to Pronounce Japanese Is one of the eastiest languages of the world to pronounce. Most of the words end in vowels and none of the consonants offer any difficulties. Benefit of a Good Laugh However, the laugh began, it Is S reqvgnlzed fact that a few healthy "ha-ha- s form one of the best tonics imaginable. It gets plenty of fresh air Into the lungs and generally tones one up. Also, it eases the nerves. to control his antipathy for An Atchison Phenomenon the nee, beckoned Captain Scraggs The most extraordinary person In to follow him down Atchison is an eighteen-year-ol- d and Tabu-Tab- u girl lato the cabin. Meanwhile, McGuffey w'ho doesnt think she knows more contented himself by parading back- than her mother. Atchison Globe. ward and forward across the head with a Mauser rifle In the New Theory hollow of his arm and his person fairus that it Isnt exactly A tells lady with ly bristling pistols and cutlasses. Whenever one of the flotilla of canoes curiosity that leads a woman to look hove to at a respectful distance, at the last chapter of a novel first; showed signs of grossing an Imagiby reading back until it becomes innary deadline drawn by McGuffey, he teresting she gets up courage enough would point his rifle at them and swear to begin it horribly. He scowled at Tabu-Tab- u when that Individual finally emerged Not Fair from the conference with Mr. Glbney who do the least work at"People and Scraggs and went over the side tract the most attention. True, the to his waiting canoe. man rocks the boat is always the who (TO BE CONTINUED.) one who Is too lazy to help row it No mans steady character will en- Minneapolis Tribune, able him to keep cool In warm weather.