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DAKOTA COUNTY HERALD
Spring Styles for Matrons
and Accessories of Charm
A Man To
CHAPTER XII Continued.
"They've swiped It," he said. "Put
nn empty one from tho hold In Us
Wae. We got plenty without usln'
that one for a while, nn I only hap
pened to notice It this morning hy
ohance. They'e bin drlnkln' nil night,
I reckon. They're ugly, Mr. Itnlncy.
It's the crew this time. They got tho
booze. The hunters are sober. Doming
ain't In on this. They did It on their
own. .1 don't know how they got It.
I didn't get It for 'cm, sir. They must
hnvo worked plumb through Hi hold
an' got to It that way."
"All right, Sandy. Thanks. Mr Lund
can handle them, I guess. lie's com
The men had got to tho lco. hidden
from Lund,- who,, was walking to the
ICnrluk on the opposite side of the
vessel. The seamen were gesticulating
freely; the sound of their voices came
tip to him where he stood, tinged with a
new freedom of speech, rough, con
fident, menacing. As they climbed the
trail their legs betrayed them and con
firmed the boy's story, Behind them
came the four hunters, with Ilansen,
walking npart, watching the sailors
with n certain gravity thnt communi
cated itself despite the distance.
Lund showed at the far rail of the
echooner with his bar. lie glanced to
ward the men going to work, went be
low, and came up with a sweater. He
had left the bar behind him In the
cabin, where It was used for a stove
The men filed by Ralney, their faces
flushed nnd their eyes unusually bright.
They seemed to share a prime Joke
that wanted to bubble up and over, yet
held n restraint upon themselves that
was cased by digs in one another's
ribs. In laughs when one stumbled or
But Hansen was stolid ns ever, and
the huntors had evidently not shared
the stolen Hqilor. Only Deming's eyes
roved over the group of men as they
gathered round for their cups nnd
pnnulkins of food. He seemed to be
calculating whnt ndvnntage he could
gain out of this unexpected happening.
Peggy Slmms, under "cover of pour
ing tl;a coffee, sweetened heavily with
condeascd "milk, found time to speak
"They're all drunk," she said.
"Not all of them. Here comes Lund.
He'll handle it."
Lund seemed still pondering the
problem of the floe. At first ho did
not notice the condition of the sailors.
Then he apparently ignored It. But,
after they had eaten, he talked to all
the men. ,
"Two more days of It, lads, and
we're through. The beach Is nigh
cleared. We can git out of the floe
to blue water easy enough, nn' we'll
git n good start on the patrol-ship.
We'll go back with full pockets an'
beavy ones. The shares'll be half as
large again as we've flggered. I
wouldn't wonder if they averaged six
teen or seventeen thousand dollars
Ralney had picked out a black-bearded
Finn as tho leader of the sailors in
their debauch: The liquor seemed to
have unchained in him a spirit of re
volt that bordered on Insolence. He
tood with his bowed legs apart, mlt
tened hands on hips, staring at Lund
with a covert grin.
Next to Lund he was the biggest
man aboard. With the rum giving on
unusual co-ordination to his usually
lugglsh nervous system, he promised
to be a source of trouble.
Ralney was surprised to see him
shrug his shoulders and lend the way
to the bench. Perhaps breakfast-had
sobered them, though the fumes of
Jlquor still clung cloudily on the air.
Lund went down, with Rnlney be
side him. reporting Sandy.
"I'll work .It out of 'em," said Lund.
"That booze'H be nn expensive luxury
to 'e. paid for In hnrd labor."
They found tho men ranged up In
tbreo groups. Dcmlng and Bcnle,
Against custom, had gone down to the
bench. They were supposed to help
tlenn the food utensils, and aid Tama
tin nftcr a meal, besides replenishing
They stood a little nway from the
hunters and Hansen nnd tho sailors.
Tho Finn, talking to his comrades In
.a low growl, was with a sepnrnte
There was an nlr of defiance mani
fest, a feeling of suspense In the tiny
valley, bncked by the frowning cone,
rlbbcl by the two Icy promontories.
T.und surveyed them sharply.
"What In h 's the mntter with
you?" he barked, "Hansen, send up
man for the drills an' shovels. Yore
work's Intel out: hop to It I"
"We ain't goln' to work no more,"
unfd the Finn aggressively. "Not fo'
no slch wage like you give."
"Oh, you ain't, ain't you?" mocked
Lund. He was stnndlng with Ralno.v
In the middle of the space they cleared
of gravel, the seamen lower down tho
bench, nearer tho sen, Ihelr ranks
compacted. "Why, you hooze-blttcn,
lousy hunky, whnt In h I do you want?
You never snw twenty dollars In a
lump j on c'u'd call yore own for
tuore'n ten rolnnlls. You bonrdtn'
house loafer nn' tho rest of you scum
o the re-": seat U yorn'shovcls r'
By J. ALLEN DUNN
git to dlggln', or I'll put you ashore
In San Francisco lint broke, an' glnd
to lcavo the ship, nt that. Jump I"
The Finn snarled, nnd the rest stood
firm. Not ono of them knew the real
value of their promised share. Money
represented only counters exchnnged
for lodging, food and drink enough
to make them sodden before they had
spent oven their usual wages. Then
they would wake to find the rest gone,
nnd throw themselves upon tho selfish
bounty of n bnardlng-house keeper.
But they had seen the gold, they
had handled It, and they were Inflamed
by n sense of what It ought to do for
them. Perhnps half of them could
not add a simple sum, could not grasp
figures beyond a thousand, at most.
And the sight of so much gold hnd
made It, In n manner, cheap. It wns
there, a heap of It, and they wanted
more, of that shining heap than had
been promised them.
"You talk big," said the Finn. "Look
my hands." IJe showed palms cal
loused, split, swollen lumps of clill
blnlned flesh worn down nnd stiffened
"I bin seaman, not navvy."
Wind turned to the hunters.
''You In on this?" he nsked. Dom
ing nnd Bcalo moved off. Two of the
others joined them. "Neutral?"
sneered Lund. "I'll remember that."
Hansen nnd the two remaining came
over beside Lund and Ralney.
"Five of us," said Lund. "Five
men against twelve fo'c'sle rats. I'll
give you two mlnults to start work."
"You talk big with yore gun In
pocket," snld theFlnn. "Me good
man as you enny liny."
Lund's face turned dnrk with a
burst of rage that exploded In voice
"You think I need my gun, do ye,
you pack of rats? Then try It on
His hand slid to his holster inside
his heavy coat, nis arm swung, there
Lund's Face Turned 'Dark With .a
Burst of Rage That Exploded In
Voice and Action.
was a streak of gleaming metal In the
lifting sun-rnys, flying" over the hends
of the seamen. It plunked In the free
water beyond the Ice.
"Come on," roared Lund, "or I'll rush
you to tho first bath you've had In
five years." The Finn lowered his
head, and charged; the rest followed
their leader. The hot food hnd stead
ied their motive control to a certain
extent, they were firmer on 'their feet,
Jess vague pf eye, but the crude alco
hol still fumed In their brains. With
ut It they would never have answered
the Finn's call to rebellion.
He hnd promised, and their drupken
mlcds believed, thnt refusing In a mass
to work would automatically halt
things until they gpt their "rights,"
They hnd not expected nn open fight.
The spur of nlcohol hnd thrust them
over tho edge, given them a swifter
flow of their Impoverished blood, a tem
porary confidence In their own prow
ess, a mock valor that answered
Lund's contemptuous challenge,
Lund, thought Rnlney, had done n
fool-hardy thing In tossing nway his
gun. It was magnificent, but It wns
not war. Pure bravado I But he hnd
scant time for thinking. Lund tossed
him n scrap of advice. "Keep movln' 1
Don't let 'em crowd you I" Then the
fight wns joined.
The girl leaned out from the prom
ontory to watch tho tourney. Tama
da, Impassive as ever, tended his fires.
Sandy crept down to the bench, drawn
despite his will, and shuffled In and
out, Irresolute, too wenk to attempt
to mix In, but excited, eager to help.
Dcmlng, Bcale nnd the two neutral
hunters, stood to one side, waltlhg,
perhaps, to sec which way the fight
went, reserves for the apparent lc
tvr. The Finn, best nnd biggest of the
J wllnrs, rushed for Lund, , U
eyes red with rage, crazy with desire
to moke good his boost that he was ns
good as Lund. In his bnrbarlc way
he was somewhat of a dancer, and his
legs were as lissome ns his arms. He
leaped, striking with fists and feet.
Lund met him with n fierce upper
cut, short-traveled, sent fronj the hip.
Ills enormous hand, Hunched to a
knuckly lump of stone, knocked the
Finn over, lifting him, before ho fell
with his nose driven In, its bone shat
tered, his lips broken like overripe
fruit, nnd his discolored teeth knocked
Ho landed on his back, rolling over
and over, to lie still, half stunned,
while two more sprang for Lund. ,
Lund roared with surprise nnd pain
ns one caught his red beard and swung
to it, smiting nnd kicking. Ho
wrnppcd his left arm about tho man,
crushing him close up to him, and,
as the other came, diving low, butting
nt his solur plexus, the giant gripped
him by tho collar, using his own lm
jpetus, nnd brought the two skulls to
gether with a thud that left thorn
Tho two dropped from Lund's re
laxed arms like sacks, and he stepped
over them, alert, ppl'sed on the balls
of his feet, letting out a shout of
triumph, "while he looked about him
for his next adversary.
The bedrock on which they fought
was slippery where Ice hnd formed In
tho crevices. Two sennien tnckled
Hnnseu. Ho stopped the curses of ono
with n straight punch to his mouth,
but the man clung to his nrm, benr
Ing It down. Hanson swung at tho oth
or, and the blow went over the 'shoul
der ns he dodged, but llnnscn got him
In chnncery, nnd the three, stnggcrlng,
swearing, sliding, went down nt Inst
together, with Hansen underneath,
twisting one's neck to shut off his
wind while ho wnrded off tho wild
blows of the second. With n wild
henve he got on all fours, and then
Lund, ronring like n bull ns he came,
tore off a seaman and Hung him
"Pound hlnir Hansen!" ho shouted,
his eyes hard with purpose, shining
like Ice thnt reflects the sun, his nos
trils wide, glorying In the fight.
'The Finn had got himself together
a bit, wiping the gouts of blood from
his faco and spitting out the snngs of
IJs broken teeth. He drew n knife
from lnsldo his shirt, n long, curving
blade, and sidled, like a crab, toward
Lund, murder In his piggy, bloodshot
eyes, waiting for a chance to slip In
and stab Lund In the back, calling to
n comrade to help him.
"Come on," ho called, "Olsen, wit'
yore knife. Gut the swlnc!"
Another blade flashed out, and the
pair advanced, crouching, knees nnd
bodies bent. Lund backed away war
ily toward the opposite cliff, looking
for loose rock fragment. Ho had for-.
bidden knives to tho sailors since (he
mutiny, and hnd forced a delivery, but
these two had been hidden. A knife
to, the Finn was a natural accessory.
Only his drunken frenzy hnd made
him try to bent Lund nt his own game.
One of tho two hunters, lumed with
a kick on tho knee, howling with the
pain, clinched savngely and bore tho
seaman down, battering his head
against a knob of rock. The other
friendly hunter had bashed and buf
feted his opponent to submission. But
Ralney was In hard case.
A seaman, half Mexican, flew at him
like n wlldcnt. Ralney struck out,
nnd his fists hit at the top of tho
breed's head without stopping him.
Then he clinched.
Tho Mexlcnn was slippery as an eel,
no got his arms free, his hands shot
up, nnd his thumbs sought tho Inner
corners of Rnlney's eyes. Tho sud
den, burning anguish wns maddening
nnd he drove his clnspud fists upward,
wedging nwny the drilling fingers.
Two hands clawed nt Ids shoulders
from behind. Someone sprang fair
ly o'( his hack". A knee thrust against
Tho agony left him helpless, the
vertebrnc seemed about to crack.
Strength nnd will weie shut off ii'id
the world went black. And then fnu
of the hunter catapulted Into fie
struggle, nnd the four of them wiit
down In a mnddened frenzy of blows
and stifled shouts.
Tho sailors fought like bensts, striv
ing for blows barred by all codes of
decency nnd fnlr piny, Intent to uinlin.'
Lund had got his shoulders against
the rocks nnd stood with open bunds,
watching tho two with their. knives,
who crept In, foot by foot, to make
Peggy Slmms, n strand of. her pale
yellow hair whipped loose, flung It out
Of her eyes as she stood on the edge
of the cliff, her lips apari, her breasts
rising stormlly, watching; her fea
tures changing with" the tide of buttle
ns it surged beneath her, punctuated
with mullled shouts and wind-clipped
oaths. She snw Lund nt bay, nnd
snutched out her pistol. But the dis
tance was too great. "She dared not
trust her aim.
Sandy, dancing In and out, willing
but helpless, bound by fear nnd lack
of muscle, saw Doming, followed by
Itcnle, stealing up tho trail, uuiwtlcert
by the glr), who leaned fur funvnid,
! .'niching tho OgK 'r ayes on lu'.1
and the two creeping closer with their
knives, cautious but determined.
Tnmnila stood farther back and could
not see them.
The lad's wits, sharpened by his
forecastle experience, surmised whnt
Dcmlng nnd Benlo wero after ns they
gained the promontory lint and rnn
toward the fires.
"Hey!" ho shrilled. "Look out;
they're after tho tools 1"
Deming's hand was stretched toward
it shovel, Its worn steel scoop sharp
as a chisel. Benle was a few feet be
hind him. They wero going to toss
tho shovels and drills down to tho
Tamndn turned, nis fnc did not
chnnge, hut his eyes glenmett ns ho
thrust n dipper tn tho steaming rem
nnnts of the pen soup nnd flung the
thick blistering mnss fair In Demtng's
face. At the snmo moment the girl's
pistol cracked with n stab of red
flame. Bca'e dropped, shot In tho
nccl;, closo to the collarbone, twist
ing like n scotched snnke, rolling down
tho trail to the beach again.
Dcmlng, howling like a scorched
devil, clnwed with ono hand nt the
sticky mass that masked him nu he
ran blind, wild, with pnln. He tripped,
clutched, nnd lost his hold, slid on n
plane of Icy lnvn, smooth ns glnss,
struck n buttress that sent him on" at
a tangent down tho fnco of the cliff,
hounding from Impact with an oJt
thrust elbow of the rock, whirling In
to space, Into the Icy turmoil of the
waves, flooding Into the Inlet.
Peggy Slmms fled down the trait
with a" steel drill In either hnnd,
straight across tho beach toward
Lund. The Finn turned on her with
a snnrl and a sldo swipe of his knlfo,
hut she leaped nslde, dodged the otlv
er slow-foot,, nnd thrust a drill at
Lund, who grasped It with n cry of
exultation, swinging it over his head
ns If It hnd been a bnmboo. Hansen
had shaken off his men, and en mo
leaping In for the second drill.
The knife fell tinkling on tho frozen
rock ns Lund smnshed the wrist of thfr
Finn. Tho plr(l's gun made the second
would-be stnhber throw up his hands,
while Hansen snatched his ' weapoa
flung It over ,thc farther cliff, and
knocked Ihc seaman to tho ground
before he Joined Lund, charging the
rest, who fled before the sight of tlrem
nnd the threat of tho bars of steel.
Lund laughed loud, andstopped
st liking, using tho drill ns n goad,
driving thctn into n huddled horde,
like leaderless yhdep, knee-deep,
thigh-deep, Into the wnter, where they
stopped nnd begged for mercy while
Hansen turned to put a finish to the
It ended ns swiftly as It had begun.
One hunter cpuld barely stand for hla
kicked knee, Rnlney's back was
strained nnd stiffening, Lund hnd lost
a handful of his beard nnd Hansen's
cheek wns laid open.
On tho other sldo the casualties
were more severe. Demtng was
drowned, his, body flung up by tho.
tide, rolling In. the swush. Beale was
coughing bipod, though not danger
ously wounded.j Tho Finn was crying
over his broken wrist, all the fight out
(TO DE CONTINUED.)
CITES EARTHS 14 MOVEMENTS
Flammarlon, French Astronomer, Enu
merates Various Activities of Globs
During Its TraVels.
Tho fact that our earth In Its voyage
through space has no fewer than four
teen distinct movements has been
pointed out by the French nstronomor
and scientist, Cnmitlc Flammnrlou, ac
cording to nn artlclo in the Paris
Temps. These nic as follows:
"Dally rotation, annual revolution,
fluctuation or rocking duo to the pre
cession of the equinoxes in a period of
20,7(53 years, monthly movement of tho
earth around tho center of gravity
of the enrfh-moon couple; nutatlQii
caused by the attraction of the moon
every egh eon nlid n half years; varia
tion, coining otico every century, of
the obliquity of tho ecliptic; variations
every century of the eccentrlcty of the
terreslrlnl mliJt; displacement of the
line of apses every 21.000 jeara; ills
tuibnnces caused by tho constantly
changing attraction of tho planets; dis
placement of the center of gravity of
the solar system around which the
earth travels annually, this center be
ing determined hy the variable posi
tions of the plunets; perpctilal varia
tion of latitudes; dally tides of tht
continental soil; displacement of the
whole 'Milky Way, of which our sun
Is one star, toward the constellation
of Capricorn, nt the formidable speed
of 375 miles per second, or 1,250,000
miles per hour."
Wool of Australia.
The great superiority of Australian
wool Is supposed to be due mainly to
climatic conditions; but no little cred--It
Is also due Jo tho grasses and herb
age upon which the sheep feed. The
native grasses of Australia aro looked
upon as superior for pasture to ONOtlc
grasses; expet-'ence has Inclined the
opinion that wty, They possess great
er reproductive pjwersi, and there If
vcr,y little ncccs-lry for msccJIujj.
SUB Is n wise mntron who under
stands thnt tho polso nnd assur
ance that belong to women who .have
left youth behind thcmt ro properly
expressed by brllll.liii and beautiful
clothes, having tho right amount of
dignity nnd reserve. Sometimes these
qualities appear to bo confounded
with sombcrncss, and in this case tho
mntron will slip Into the .common
place. But this mistake Is better than
its opposite, which Is a lack of dis
crimination that makes some women
of middle life ndopt kittenish styles
flint are ridiculous' for thclm The
slcver mntron does not need to be n
copyist of girlhood; sho may dress
??.. shk.. am- as
A BEAUTIFUL AFTERNOON DRES8
in a way to mnke even youth envy
Tho fnshlonablo fabrics play Into
tho hands of matrons this season
In themselves they nro dignified and
rich. All the crepes, nnd especially
the heavier ones and tho brocaded
patterns, seem to belong to her. Gold
nnd sliver cloth, Perslnn and Palsloy
patterns in silk, jet trimmings, bend
nnd other fringes, are nt tho call oi
tho designers, nnd they revel In them.
To suit individual stylo, they often
elect to show what can bo dono with
a plain Bilk crepe or other fabric, un
adorned with trimmings and not com
bined with any other material.
,- Ono designer's attempt of this kind
pcfiultcd In the brllllnntly successful
afternoon dress shown In the picture.
This Is of gray crcpo marocalu, tnado
with full panols of unoven length that
fall below tho" hem of tho underskirt.
.Each of theso pnnols Is edged with u
bins fold of the crepe, tho long sleeves
!are split along the upper arm but held
to tho wrlsfcby n narrow band of cropo
innd their edges uro piped with It.
They aro set in an undprbodlco which
.Is rcavealed by n draped overblouso
'that opens at the sides to tho waist
line. Among other 'things that designers
baya provided for tho coming of
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Easter thero are v-'ry beautiful flowci
toques In which the shapo Is entirely
covered with blossoms, or tho crown
is covered yjth them supported by n
nnrrow brim of crepe do chine. Some
times the loquo Is merely u mass of
lovely blossoms nnd sometimes n pro
fusion of loops nnd ends of narrow,
plcot-cdgcd ribbon fulls from tho brlra
nt ono side toward tho hack. Many
sorts of blossoms aro used, usually Id
pnste.1 colorings, nnd ono Is npt to find
among them little berries. The ribbon
makes nn added touch of hrlllluuce
when It has n gold or silver edge.
Whoever inado n dream of .ovcllncss
como true In the flower toque showb
below, must have had In mind the Ea
ten wedding. Having chosen tho most
beloved of flowers, tho designer re
fused to adorn the roso and made tht
toquo entirely of magnificent full
blown blossoms. A beauty-loving
world cannot hnvo too much of loveli
ness, and so a muff to match was
added. Nothing moro cnchnntlng can
bo lmnglneS for tho attendants of th
Ono of tho virtues of this flowci
toque and muff set is its adaptability
and another is Its simplicity. It li
not difficult for the milliner to mnki;
and may be appropriately worn wltB"
either stmplo or elaborato frocks. A
cropo do chine Is shbwn lu the picture
with adornment of sllvor braid. In
aglno it In periwinklo blue, the toqut
and muff In natural rose pink, nn
tho costumo will provo Irresistible. Ilu
it Is that In any of the lovely uprln)
comioirr y vuttui promt who
Threads of gold used In India x
making lnce nru driven" out so fine thai
1,100 yards of it ouly jvelgu pno ouuc
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