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THE MAMMOTH RECORD. MAMMOTH CITY. UTAH ABYSSINIA SENDS MISSION TO WASHINGTON I WOLVES OF THE SEA i i t By RANDALL PARRISH m--:: Copyright, by A. CHAPTER XXII. McClurg & Co. is safe enough to leave him undisturbed at present. The first thing I The Crew Decides. need to do is to satisfy those men. Ill Except that many of the men re- attend to that now, and then see to mained armed there was no suggestion the proper securing of Sanchez. Reof violence. But for the gleaming main here with LeVere while I go fortrained on the main hatch, and ward, and watch that he does not atthe small group of gunners clustered tempt to go below. about It, the qcene was peaceable The fellows had not finished mess, enough, resembling the deck of some but I felt the danger of further delay, merchant ship. LeVere stood motion- and talked to them as they sat on less at the poop rail, staring down and deck, explaining briefly the entire situhis attitude and expression of face ation, and the causes leading up to the aroused within me a doubt of the man, mutiny. I dealt with the matter in a determination to put him to the test. plain terms, making no apparent effort Evidently he had held aloof and re- to influence them, yet forcibly comfrained from taking even the slightest pelling each Individual to realize what part in our activities. The men them- would be the result of our recapture. selves were mostly forward, grouped They listened earnestly, asking an octogether and still excitedly discussing casional question, and passing comthe situation. ments back and forth freely among Stand by to reef topsails, I shout- themselves. I sent Watkins to the cabin for a ed. Were all one watch now. Go at it lively, lads, and when the job is roll of charts, and spreading these out, over we'll eat, and decide together endeavored as well as I could, to make whats our next move. Two of you clear our probable position and the will be enough to guard the hatch and nearest point of land. When I had one of you go into the cabin and re- completed the, explanation, and stood lieve the girl there. Keep your eyes before them awaiting decision, it was Aloft Haines who acted as their spokesman. open. Ill be down presently. with you and see how quick a job you he This yere is Cape Howarth? can make of it. asked, a grimy thumb on the point inAn yer say its bout a hundicated. Watkins led the way up the mainmast ratlines, and Cole was first into dred and fifty miles west? the fore shrouds, the others following Yes, about that? An thars no settlement? eagerly. I watched them lay out on ffhe yards and was heartened to hear "Some colonists fifty miles north is ;the fellows sing as they worked, the all. . canvas melting away as If by magic. I Thats bout right. He turned to climbed the ladder to where LeVere the others. Say mates, this is how I stood on the poop, but carefully figure. We cant go on no long cruise ignored his presence, my gaze on the with all those bloody rats in the hold. scene aloft. Twice I gave orders, Theyre bound ter find some way out changing the steering directibn slight- if we give 'em time nough. Fer as Im ly, and commanding the lower sails concerned, Im fer dividin up whut reefed. The mulatto scowling, joined we've got, and ter hell with piratin. .tne at the rail. What ef yer say, mate?? Stall ws 1 Whats all this about? he asked. run the ol hooker ashore, an leave That's no storm cloud yonder. her thar, while we tramp the coast? There is always danger in fog, Were just a shipwrecked crew. What answered coldly,, and besides there is say yer? .no use carrying on until we know There was a chorus of approval sufwhere we are bound. My purpose is ficient in volume to satisfy me, and I to keep the men busy, and then talk accepted this as a decision. the situation over with them. Have All right, lads, I'said briefly. In you any criticism of this plan, Senor my judgment yonr choice is a wise LeVere? He hesitated, but his eyes were nar-- , rowed, and ugly. , ' Youll do as you please, but you told me we sailed for Porto Grande. Was that a lie? "Not necessarily," and I smiled' Although I should fnot have grimly. hesitated to tell one under the circumstances. I mean to leave that decision to the men themselves. It is their lives that are in danger." That scum ! half of them are English and French. All they want is to get away; they will never go back to Porto Grande without you make them. . How make them? By false observations; there is no navigator forward. It is a trick easy enough to play with a little nerve. I would never have taken part In this mutiny if I had supposed you meant to play into the hands of the men. It is very little part you took Senor LeVere, judging from what I saw. You seemed quite content to stand aft here and look on. However you are in it just as deeply as I am, and are going to pluy the game out with me to the end. Do you understand that? What you mean, senor play it The Stricken Sailor Told the Whole out? Story. Go on with the rest of us; take your chance with the men and do your one. I'll have an observation as soon duty. I am captain here. The first as the fog clears and well head in for sign of treachery on your part will the Cape? When do we divide the swag? send you below with those others. I dont trust you, and all I want is an Fifty miles off the coast. Thats excuse to put you out of the way so fair enough, isnt it? And my share 1e careful what you do." goes to you. I turned and walked away from him There was a straggling cheer, but I toward the forward rail. The men broke It up with a sharp order, Now stand by for work, all of you. were still aloft but coming in from off the yards. Below me In the door of Watkins and Carter, I want you aft. the companion, stood Dorothy, her CHAPTER XXIII. eyes peering curiously about the deserted deck. She glanced up and saw The Prisoners Escape. me. The two men followed me silently as May I come up there? she asked. "Certainly; let me help you. Stand far as the companion, where we here beside me, and you .can see all paused a moment staring blindly about that is being done. Thats all, lads; us into the fog. Even the guard at breakfast is ready; lay down all ex- the main hatch was invisible. Carter, guard this after deck until cept the lookout." Watkins and I come back. Under no We watched while they streamed down the ratlines and ghthered for- circumstances permit LeVere to enter ward of the galley, squatting in groups the cabin." With the door closed, wp were on the deck. To all appearances the fellows had not a care in the world, plunged into a darkness which renor any thought of the stirring scenes dered the interior invisible. I wonthe man on guard just passed through. The girls hand dered dimly-whtouched my sleeve, and I turned and had not lighted the swinging lantern. I stumbled over something on the looked into her face. "Hnve you considered Captain San- deck, as I groped forward, but did not chez? she asked. pause until I had lighted the lantern. It blazed up brightly enough, Its yelWhy no," In surprise, "lie Is helplow flame illuminating the cabin and wounded." less below, badly "Not so badly as you suppose," she the first thing I saw wus the outHe Is able to be up and stretched figure of the sailor almost said swiftly. I heard him between my feet. We needed to ask about his stateroom. steward has no questions, imagine nothing the I believe and the moving, told him what has occurred on board, overturned chair, the stricken sailor and endeavored to bear a message told the whole story. He had been from him to those men amidships. I treacherously stuck from behind, the held iny pistol to his head and locked blade driven home by a strong hand, him In the pantry. He Is there now, and was dead before he fdll to the with the sailor you sent on guard. deck. It had been silent, vengeful That Is wlmt I came on deck to tell murder, and the assassin had left no trace. Who could It have beenT Net you. H is a danger, of course, lint not a Gunsaules surely the steward lacked It both nerve and strength for such a vrious one," 1 sahl confidently. 15 car-rona- . C. y -- ! deed. Then there was but one to suspect Sanchez ! I flung open the pantry door, but one glance inside told me that Gunsaules had vanished. On the deck lay the strands of rope with which he had been secured they had been severed by a sharp knife, the ends discolored with blood stains. I held these out to Watkins. Cut since the murder, I said, and by the same knife. What do you make of it, Tom? Well, sir, the thing hed most likely try fer wud be ter release them lads amidships. My Idea Is, sir, he thought hed have time ter git the bulkhead door open, before anybody cum below he an the steward, whod know whar the tools wus. That wus the scheme, only we busted in too quick. That's whar they both are skulkin back in them shadows. He fitted the smoking lantern back onto the shelf to have his hitnds free for action, and drew a cutlass out of the arm rack,- running one leatherly thumb along the blade to test its sharpness. His eyes sought mine question! ngly. Probably your guess is the right Well give it a one, I said soberly. - trial. A mlsjfl'sn from Abyssinia, one of the most remote couni ries of the world, is in Washington to oiler congratulations to thp United Slates on it successful role in the world war. In picturesque native costumes they have attracted great attention In the capital. From left to right they are: Ato Sinkae (ato meaning a gentlemun of high station), Ato Herouy, KtAtiba (mayor) Gabrou, Dedjazzmatch Nado, head of the mission and a duke of the royal . Abyssinian family', and Capt. Paul R. Morrissey, the United States officer detailed to attend the mission. Blondes half-India- bare-hande- n d (TO BE CONTINUED.) Mends Granite Ware. The government suggests we economize on kitchen utensils. To mend a hole In grnnlte ware work a piece of putty until perfectly soft, then take a piece of the putty large enough to cover the hole and put one piece on either side of the metal, pressing to gether inside and out, smoothing down the edges. Place the vessel In a slow oven and bnke until the putty Is deep brown. For containing watrt: tti vessel will be as good aa new. Heres a Little Primer for Aviation Dopesters Out In ... Murder had been committed for a purpose it was the first step in an effort to retake the ship. If we were to retain our advantage there was mo time to be lost; we were pitted now against Silva Sanchez', and ,he was a leader not to be despised or temporized with ; no cowardly, brainless fool. The passage leading forward was wide enough to permit of our advancing together and for a few steps the light dribbled, in past us, quite .sufficient for guidance, J had been down this tunnel once before, and knew the bulkhead was not far away, but the few steps necessary plunged us into profound blackness, through which we advanced cautiously with outstretched hands. No slightest sound warned of danger and I was already convinced in my own mind that the refugees were not hiding there, when it happened. Within an instant we were fighting for our lives, fronted not by two men, but by a score, who flung themselves cursing upon us. Their very numbers and the narrowness of the passage was. our only salvation. At first our resistance was blind enough, guided only by the senses of touch and sound. We could see nothing 'of our antagonists, although their fierce rush hurled us backward. I fired into the mass, as Watkins slashed madly with his cutlass, both managing in some way to keep our feet. Hands gripped for us, a bedlam of oaths splitting the air; yet, even in that moment of pandemonium, I was quick to realize the fellows were weaponless, seeking only to reach and crush us with bare hands. The same discovery must have come to the mind of the sailor, for he yelled it out defiantly, every stroke of his blade drawing blood. I joined him, striking with the butt of the pistol. We killed and wounded, the curses of hate changed into sharp cries of agony, but those behind pressed the advance forward, and we were inevitably swept back Into the light of the cabin lamp. Then .1 saw faces, hideous in the glare, demoniacal in their expression of hatred a mass of them, unrecognizable, largely of a wild, type, with here and there a bearded ; white. Nor were they all in many a grip flashed a knife, and directly fronting me, with a meat cleaver uplifted to strike, Sanchez yelled his orders. Ignoring all others I leaped straight at him, crying to Watkins as I sprang. Back lad; dash out that light; Ill hold these devils here a minute ! I did God knows how ! It was like no fighting ever I had done before, a mad, furious melee, amid which I lost all consciousness' of action, nil guidance of thought, struggling as a wild brute, with all the reckless strength of insanity. It is a dim, vague recollection ; I am sure I felled Sanchez with one blow of my pistol butt; in some way that deadly cleaver came into my hands and I trod on his body, swingmy might ing the sharp blade with all into those scowling faces. ' They gave sullenly backward; they had to, yelping and snarling like a pack of wolves, hacking at me with their short knives. I was cut again and again. I stood on quivering flesh, crazed with blood, and seeking only to kill. I saw faces crushed In, arms severed, the sudden spurting of blood from ghastly wounds, Oaths mingled with cries of agony and shouts of hate. Then in un Instant the light was dashed out and all was darkness. S Big Wars Gradually Northern - Eliminate Types, Says Ethnologist. DAY OF BRUNETTE AT HAND American Women Are Tending to Neutral Type, With Brown Rather Than Golden Hair and Brown Eyes Instead of Blue. New York. The blondes are doomed is a result of the world war! They will be swallowed up racially by the brunettes. ?Real blonde Americans are becoming fewer. American women are tending to a neutral type, with brown rather than golden hair and brown eyes Instead of blue. This foreshadows 9. trlamph of the still darker brunette type in America, where the old strains of northern European blood are being swnllowed by the later immigraSoon a blonde tion to this country. beauty will be an exception, and Americrn beauty will mean the Spanish, Frafich or Italian type. Such Is the prediction, expressed in scientific language, of course, of Madison G?ant, trustee of the American Museum of Natural History and councilor of the American Geographical society, who has made a study of the effect of the war, superimposed on centuries of slow progression on the part of the brunette, in his book, The Passing of the Great Race, published by Scribners. Makes Matters Worse. The world war, he says, has made matters worse for the blonde because it Is the blonde Nordic element in all peoples that Invariably makes the greatest sacrifices in war, while the element less brunette energetic MISS ELIZABETH DUBOIS emerges from each world struggle stronger in number than before. Up to the middle of the nineteenth century the native American, Mr. Grant points out, was the almost purely Nordic. The Civil war destroyed a large part of the breeding stock of the blonde- races, and the immigration since then has been largely from the Mediterranean basin and the Balkans. ; Mr. Grant believes that the destruction of life of the blondes In the present war has been. so Immensely greater than that of the brunette that a great; step has been taken la wiping out the blonde type. The world war wil leqve Europe much poorer in Nordic blood." he says. He points out how the blonde race has been absorbed by the brunette all over the world, and cites the Aryan conquerors of northern India, who imposed their language and customs on the natives, but were swallowed up New York. The meaning of the word blimp, which has puzzled the brains of two continents for the last three months, tviis explained by Major G. H. Scott, commander of the Is the 4 a blimp? he was asked. Well," responded the intrepid commander with a smile, after a moments reflection, she' is an overgrown blimp. What , is a blimp, then, major? was the next question. Without a moments hesitation he replied : A blimp is a fileted rigid. R-3- 4. R-3- , Hz " in the darker stream of blood. lie thinks that the same thing will happen in the United States, and that the only hope of a relatively pure type of blonde community is in northwest Canada, which because of its climate is suitable for the blonde types and unsuitable for the brunettes. AIR PHOTOS OF LABRADOR i It was turned over in trust to the national treasury. The theory is that during the first revolutionary troubles which resulted in the downfall of Porfirio Diaz the New York A commercial aerial ex- boxes were sent' from Chihuahua to a position that will revolutionize the private residence of the Creels here work of forestry survey and land pho- and that when the Zapatistas first entography, according to its managers, is tered Mexico City they were placed in announced by Capt. Daniel Owen, un- charge of the federal district government. til recently of the royal air force. The Creel representative stated that He said a fleet of four airplanes would leave Battle Harbor, Labrador, a large sum of metallic currency and under his command and would survey a valuable collection of jewels also 1,000,000 acres of forest and timber were being sought, but of these easily land along the coast of Labrador. The realizable riches no trace has been diswork is being done for a syndicate of covered. Boston bankers, the land belonging to this organization. REPORT NEW HUNGER DISEASE A steamship has left Annapolis, Nova Scotia, carrying forty men, who will Workers Find Bodies of Children to Have Excess of Water From comprise the airplane expedition. The Starvation. four airplanes are awaiting the force there, and the forty men will make air Prague. A new hunger disease is photographs of timber lands. among the children of soma reported be"This lias never been attempted of the remote districts of fore, Capt. Owen said. We will do as v much In this way in' six days as we It is a form of "hunger odema," and could do In the regular way in four appears to he due primarily to the or five years. All of the pilots except- presence of too much water in the ing myself will be Americans, recently body, owing to starvation. arStates discharged from the United Great care must he taken that the my. The planes will be Canadian trainfood gets to the children themselves " ing machines." and not to their parents. It seems alA staff of physicians, headed by Dr. most unbelievable, but the parents are Irwin Tiss of Ashland, Mass., will ac- frequently accused of being the worst company the crew, with a full commis- enemies of iheir own children in re. sariat. spect to food. Most of the children are suffering Capt. Owen Is 29 years old, and was In the British air service three years. from this strange hunger-odem- a and He lost one eye in pombnt .with Ger- there is also a tremendous increase in man aviators over the enemys lines. tuberculosis. Forty Men Go There to Make Pictures of 1,000,000 Acres of Countrys Forests. Czecho-Sio-vaki- . , .. Turned Brewery Into Cheese Factory. Wales. Carnarvon, Tanquerays Llangollen, brewery, the' oldest, and Two Million Pesos Was Turned Over most famous brewery in north Wales, to Mexican Government for has Imn bought by a temperance reIdentification. former and will be tlirned inlo a ' cheese factory. When representatives Mexico City of the famous Creel family of NINE OF FAMILY DIE IN WAR recently appeared before the government officials here with requests British Private Soldier Is Most Lonefor Information regarding the wheresome Survivor of World abouts of mining, railway and otiier Conflict. valuable stock valued at close to tatt a London. The loneliest hoy soldier pesos, they were astonished to learn that the stock, ns well ns about In the world, probably, is Private 2,000,000 pesos in paper money, was Thomas AVlllium Smith, who lost his held by the national treasury for Iden- father, mother, four brothers and tification of ownership and that it only three sisters in the wnr and Is the sole lmd been discovered a few months ago. surviving member of this family. Ills father and four brothers Were According to published accounts, on the same day July 13, 1918 killed out while a, cleaning spare workmen, in the first advance at the battle of used by the fedMiss Elizabeth Dubois, eldest daugh- mom In the building a Somme. ter of former Senator and Mrs. Fred eral district government, found score the Ills three sisters were killed in air T. Dubois, has just graduated from of locked boxes which contained the and shares. Neither the raids one at Addlscombo, Croydon, In college ami is to he a debutante In paper money Film governor of the federal district, Gen. 1913, and the others in the East qd of season. next Washington society London in 1910. Ills mother was killed Is also an active member of the Big Alfredo Breceda, nor the district court, in an nlr raid on the East end of Ixm could investigations, (lister movement at Walter Reed Mil- after guarded so don in 1917, the owned treasure, who determine In national the capital. iary hospital FIND. CREEL FAMILY WEALTH ' Chi-hunh- .