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THE MAMMOTH RECORD, MAMMOTH CITY. UTAH War Veterans Line Up for Morgan Home-Loa- n Bill In several parts of the WASHINGTON. Posts of the American Legion up behind a bill recently introduced in congress by Representative Dick T. Morgan of Oklahoma, by which any honorably discharged soldier, sailor or marine may borrow JM.OOO from the government to buy or build a home, repayment to be made within a period of 60 years, with interim Interest on the principal of 3A6 per cent per year. Congressman Morgans bill proposes to create a government corporation with $100,000,000 capital, subscribed by the federal government. The corporation is to be authorized to make a loan up to $4,000 to any honorably discharged soldier, seaman or marine, to be used In the purchase of a home. Loans may run for the entire time limit of 60 years, or taken up In whatever payments the soldier can make. The interest is to be 3 per cent on the unpaid principal, with amortization payments on that, made annually. The loan may be made to the full appraised value of the home and its improvements. The $100,000,000 capital to be furnished by the government under the bill will be used as a working or revolving fund. The chief funds for financing the proposition will be obtained through the issue and sale of bonds, limited by the amount of mortgages held by the corporation. To Insure the sale of these bonds at a low rate of interest, the bill provides that the government shall guarantee payment of both principal and the interest. To meet any losses the corporation may sustain, the bill provides for the accumulation of an ample reserve or guarantee fund. Soldiers will not have to break home ties, leave their friends, give up their present employment and business, and go to distant states to obtain the benefits of the act. The benefits will be equitably distributed to every state. Under the plan proposed by Secretary Lane, embodied in the Mondell bill, only farm homes will be provided. Contrabass Sarrusophone Stumps Army Vopyngbt, bjr A. C. McClurg A Co. CHAPTER XXVII A SCHOLAR8 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 isnt. 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 thats right, miss. I wus on the Bombay Castle when she took cholera, an we hed twenty-ondays of It beatin agin bead 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- PROTEST. Ah ! A Romeo and his Juliet, remarked Mr. Dubwaite, as a loving pair strolled past. My dear sir," said Professor Diggs, I have a great admiration for Romeo and Juliet as portrayed by the immortal Shakespeare. Apply the names of those graceful and romantic figures to a young man In a waistline coat and a calcimined young woman wearing a hobble skirt does great violence to my feelings. bow-legge- d e Going the Rounds, Mrs. Styles That new nursemaid of seems a very obliging girl, said the lady in the satin jumper. What make you say so? asked her friend In the purple gingham. AV ell, yesterday morning I saw her out with Mrs. Styles baby, in the afternoon with Mrs. Styles dog, and in the evening with Mrs. Styles husband. London Answers. ing. Now, bullies, jump fer It if yer want ter go. All right then, my hearties, lets hunt up something to work with and scrub this deck. Thats 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 evidently forgotten in action. AVatkins 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 ships crew forward as any man could possibly ask for. Dorothy and I glanced over the log, but gained little, Information. As the sun reached the meridian I ventured again into the cabin and returned with the necessary Instruments to determine our position. With these and the pricked chart, I managed fairly well In determining our location, and choosing the most direct course toward the coast. IN NO DANGER. Officers j. SIMPLE and a civil question can an army teach a man to play the contrabass sarrusophone? almost lost a recruit to the military establishment and caused some trepidation at the war department. Elmer Swann of Hagerstown, Md., who has rendered musical pieces with the home band, entered the army recruiting office at 509 Tenth street and said he would enlist In the army if he could be taught to play the contrabass sarrusophone. The sergeant seemed undecided as to whether to throw him out or take him seriously. Then he asked the captain. The captain assumed an attitude of deep thought and, murmuring some Inaudible plea, retired to his back room, where he telephoned the major at the war department. Just hold the wire, the major answered and rushed to the colonel. That, said the colonel, is a matter which requires some deliberation. I will send you the desired information in a moment. When the major had departed he frantically called up a band leader at d Instrument is Washington barracks and learned that the something like a bassoon, and is taught in the army. Whether or not Its similitude to a bassoon made the character of the sarrusophone more comprehensible to the colonel he made the following notation to the major: It Of course the contrabass sarrusophone is taught In army bands. resembles the bassoon and Is a very important instrument. You should have all that information at your fingers ends, the major The instrument you speak of is like a bassoon and telephoned the captain. our bands would sound flat without it. What the captain told the sergeant is not known, but the sergeant told the prospective recruit to sign the dotted line. He also added to himself that this baboon business was new to him and, probably, some new feature of the educational scheme. A afore-mentione- Kid Voila Skirts for American Profiteeresses modistes are exercised over reports from Paris that American buyers that if they dont like the new knee it I or the equivalent In parlevous Francals. The latter threw up their hands and vowed theyd never, positively not ever, dare to take home those things for American girls. Their hostility toward the last word In Parisian fashions failed to e solicitous Interest awaken the of the creators. Of course its too bad, the latter said, but explained that theyre really rushed to death making things to reveal the pretty calves of their own girls. And weuld Monsieur Americain please not paw over the Kids are responsible for the ruction. For when it was decided to fashion this seasons skirts from hides of the capric younger set, the designers wotted not of structural limitations imposed thereon thereby. The sons and daughters of William and Nanny Goat are such little fellows principle, that skirt has got to be that, If youre adhering to a d short. Paris is adhering and the skirts certainly are. themWell, all the profiteeresses and other rich ladies will shoe-hor- n selves into kinds this fall except those who, less pecunious, choose to reveal their legs through transparent creations. In former years Parisian designers have worked to please the American girl; she was their principal customer and what pleased her had to please every one else. Now it transpires that during the war the French women have become subscribers to Paris fashions to such an extent that all styles are creuted with a view to pleasing her first, others incidentally. WASHINGTON old-tim- - Wife The fact there are germs on , money doesnt worry meb Hub No, my dear. It would take a pretty active germ to hop from the money to you during the brief time you have It Range of Schools Open for Boost Him. I'm very fond Of William Black. He never talks Behind my back. Easy Pickings. Why does this convicted stock swindler shed tears over the prospect of spending five years In the penitentiary. That Isnt a long term. It seems long to him. Hes afraid by the time he gets out all the boobs will be separated from their liberty bonds. It Got Him. man, said the educated stranger, stepping Into the bookshop, I would like to purchase a good thesaurus. Well, why dont you take a look at the menagerie, answered the fresh but green clerk, this is a book store. Young HER QUESTION. War-Disabl- ed THE 546 schools, colleges and universities which have opened their and vocational training of discharged soldiers, for the sailors and marines disabled In the world war, more than 100 arc In the middle West, and of these 30 are in Chicago, with seven others in Illinois, according to the federal board of vocational education, while eight commercial and Industrial establishments in Illinois, of which six are in Chicago, have undertaken to train disabled men. It is the policy of the board to utilize existing institutions for Instruction rather than to set up special schools and classes for the of wounded soldiers for civil life, and also to assign the men, wherever possible, to Institutions in or near their home. A total of 23 courses has been manprovided, the instruction ranging from bee culture to boilermaking, farm metal sheet concrete work, and from construction, agement to photography, nuto mechanics, and plumbing to salesmanship, theology, diamond cutting, medicine, and dramatic art. Educational Institutions In Chicago to which disabled men have been sent OF number 31. grouch, women have been neglecting I lie home more or loss. Well, said the woman, if we keep that up about 6, (XX) years, we'll lie about square with the men, wont we? After considering a while he did not attempt to refute her statement. Merits of the Professor. "Ive Just been Introduced to Professor Smart. Such a charming man to tulk to; he doesnt make one feel like a fool in spite of his cleverness. "Ah, my dear, thats because of his cleverness." The Sugar and the Ply. Vestryman (at meeting) We must now take up the problem of getting our boys to church. New Minister Tlint problem will solve Itself If we can get our nretty (laiiL'Iilers to go. 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 me. 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 aboard perhaps treasure also. Let the crew dream that dream and you will need no whip to drive them into an English port. Full pardon, and possibly wealth A beautiful with it, I laughed. scheme, Dorothy, yet it might work. Still, If I know sailormen, they would doubt the truth, if it came direct from me, for I am not really one of them. But ratkins is. Explain it all to him ; tell him who I am, the influence I can wield in the colony, and then let him whisper the news to the others. Will you not do this for my sake? I believe you "Yes, I answered; have found the right course. If you will promise to lie down and sleep I will talk with AVatkins 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. You are actually afraid of me still, she said. AVhy should you be? Somehow, Dorothy, you have always seemed so far away from me I CHAPTER XXVIII. nil-fire- Wide Continued. 18 I A New Plan of Escape. Nothing occurred during the afternoon to disturb the routine work aboard or to cause me any uneasiness. Sunset brought clouds, and by the time it was 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, representing almost every nation on earth. 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, wrapping her in a blanket. Finally I found a seat beside her on a coil of rope, and we fell Into conversation. This was the first opportunity we had enjoyed to actually talk with each other alone. Dorothy, I said humbly, "you were frightened last night. I cannot hold you to what you said to me then." You mean you do not wish to? Bui I was not frightened. And you still repeat what you said then? You said, I love you. Yes, I can repeat that I love you. Those are dear, dear words; but I ought not to listen to them; or believe. I am not free to ask a pledge of you, or to beg you to trust me in marriage. Is not that rather for me to de cide?" she questioned archly. I make a confession now. You remember the night I met you on deck, when you were a prisoner, and told you that you had become the property of Roger Fairfax? I loved you then, although I scarcely acknowledged the trull) even to myself. We are all alike, we Fairfaxes; we choose for ourselves, and luugh at the world. That is my answer, Oeoffry Carlyle; I give you love for love. I would ask an opportunity denied me to stand once more in honor among men. 1 would not be ashamed before Dorothy Fairfax." Nor need you be," she exclaimed impetuously, her hands pressing mine. You wrong yourself, even as you have been wronged. You have already done that which shall win you freedom, if it be properly presented to those In .ower. 1 mean that It shall be, once I am safely back in Virginia. Tell me, what are your pluns with with this schooner?" "To beach it somewhere along shore, and leave it there n wreck, while we escape. The men Insist on it with good reason. They have been pirates, and might be hung if caught." "And yet to my mind," she insisted earnestly, "that choice Is most dangerous. I am a girl, but If I commanded here, do you know wlmt I would do? I would sail tills vessel straight to the have never been able to forget. , But now the touch of. your lips has Broken down the last barrier? Yes, forever. Are you sure? AVould you not fee) still less doubt if you kissed me again? I held her closely, gazing down inlo the dimly revealed outline of her face, and this time felt myself the master.-left her there and groped my own way forward. I found AVatkins awake. He listened gravely to ivhat I had to say, with little comment, and was evidently weighing every argument in his mind. Ive bin in Virginia and Maryland, sir," he said at last seriously, and if the young woman Is a Fairfax, shell likely have influence enough ter do just whut she says. Ill talk it over with the lads. If they wus only sure thnr 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? lie shook his head obstinately. "Not me, sir! I dont prowl around in no cholera ship, loaded with dead men not If I never git rich." Then I will," and I got to my feet in sudden determination. You keep the deck while I go below. Light the lantern and bring it here. If there Is any specie hidden aboard this hoolT-e- r It will be either In the cabin or lazaret. And, whether there Is or not, my man, the Santa Marie turns north tomorrow If 1 have to fight every sea wolf on board single-handeCHAPTER XXIX. Struggle in the Dark. buck with the lantern In Ills hand, a mere tin box containing a candle, the dim flame visible through numerous pmiel tires. Neither of us spoke until my hand was on the companion door ready to slide it open. Ill not be long below, I said soberBetter go forward and see that ly. your lookout men are awake, .and then come back here. The port stateroom I had not previously entered because of u locked door. - I determined on breaking in here. There was no key in the lock, and the stout door resisted by efforts. Placing the lantern on the deck I succeeded finally in inserting the blade of a hatchet so as to gain a 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 the 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. AAas 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. I lifted my hand toward him, and touched hair! My antagonist was a giant African ape. Even as the big apes 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 ine 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 animals 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 in which I was held yieUfed me leverage ' The hatchet dropprfhto the deck ana both my ' hands iigru 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 motionless. I released the stiffening grip, rising to my knees, only to Immediately pitch forward unconscious. AVhen I came back once more to life I was upon the schooner's deck breathing the fresh night air, Dorothy and AA7atkins 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 sen, in the midst of a dull-gra- y mist. AAhen AVatkins emerged from the mist I proposed to him that we g a below and continue the search for gold. lie 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 nnd I set to work to open it. It proved harder thnn I had believed, the staple of the lock clinging to the hard teak wood of which the chest was made. The lid wus heavy, but as J finally forced it backward a hinge snapped nnd permitted It to drop crashing to the deck. For rd instant I could see nothing within. Lift, up the lantern, Dorothy, please. No, higher jhon that. Wlmt in Gad's name? Why, it Is the corpse of a women ! (TO BE CONTINUED A Good Fight. fight Is never for its day alone. If is for many duys, And It is not nlone for him who bears Its utmost stress. No man can live bis owu life bravely nnd not be an energy of social good, virtue proceeding forth from him to heal some brothers wounded heart. There Is n riddle here A good for us to guess. John White Chad- wick. A lie came An Advantage. Another advantage of tortoise shell gir.SRes is that they cover up a good deni of face. Kansas Industrialist.