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THE SEMLWEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
Safe for a Time on the
Deck of the Namur.
8ynopsls Geoffry Ctirlyle,
master of salllns ships at twenty-sir,
Is sentenced to 20 years'
servitude In tlio American col
onics for participation In the
Monmouth rebellion In England.
Among tho passengers on board
tho ship on which he Is sent
across nro Boger Fairfax,
wealthy Marylnnd planter; his
niece, Dorothy Fairfax, and Lieu
tenant Sanchez, a Spunlard, who
became acquainted with tho Fair
faxes In London. Carlylo meets
Dorothy, who Informs him her
undo has bought his services.
Sanchez shows himself an enemy
of Carlylc. Tho Fairfax party,
now on Its own sloop In tho
Chesapeake bay, encounters n
mysterious bark, the Namur , of
Rotterdam. Carlylo discovers
that Sanchez Is "Black Sanchez,"
planning to steal the Fairfax
gold and abduct Dorothy. He
fights Sanchez and leaves him
for dead. In a battle with
Sanchez' followers, however, ho
Is overpowered and thrown Into
the bay. In a desperate effort
to saVo Dorothy, Carlylo decides
to swim to tho Namur.
CHAPTER X Continued.
"Him? Oil, Joso on' mo carried him
inter tho for'casscl, nn shoved him
inter a berth tor sleep off his liquor.
Thct wus tho last I ever see or hc'ar
' him fer 'bout six hours, when this
yero feller must a woke up In tho for'
cassel sum crazy. lie cum a chargln'
out on deck, whoopln' like an Indian,
wavln' a'knlfo in his hand, Intendln'
fer ter raise h 1. Well, it huppened
thot tho fu'st feller ho run up against
wus .LoVere, who wus cumin' forrard
fer sumthln', an' fer about a minute
thar was ono h 1 ov a fight. It was
so dark I couldn't tell whut did hap
pen, but It wus fists mostly, till tho
mate droyo tho poor devil, cussln' like
mad, over agin tho rati, nn' then
heaved him out Inter tho water 'long
side. I heerd tho feller splosh when
ho struck, but he nover let out no
"What did LoVero do?"
"Him? Ho didn't do nuthln'. Just
stnrod down over tho rail u bit, an'
then cum back, rubbln' his hands.
(Never even asked who tho feller wus.
Thar nln't nuthln' kin skeer that black
"lie ain't got no human In htm. It's
h 1 when English sallormen lies got
ter tako orders from n d d nigger,
an' be knocked 'round If they don't
Jump when he barks. He's goln ter
get a knife In his ribs sum day."
"Maybe he la; but yer better hold
yer tongue, Tom. Sanchez don't stand
fee thot talk, an' ho's back o' LoVere,
Let's go In ; them gaskets will hold all
right now cum 'long."
I could now perceive now clearly tho
character I was destined to assumo
when onco safely aboard tho Namur.
Such an assumption would lnvolvo but
alight danger of discovery. It was as
though a mlrnclo had opened tho way,
revealed to me by the unconscious lips
of these two half-drunken, gossiping
ullors. Tho story told fitted my ne
cessities exactly. Dad I planned tho
circumstances myself nothing could
have been better prearranged. No ono
Da board had seen tho missing man by
daylight; ho was believed to have
nuuk without a struggle,
"Whar did yer cum frum?" he
growled, and I as Instantly recognized
Kill Haines. "Been sojerln', have yer?
Well, now, lay to an' pull."
Before I could nttempt an answer
a tall figure loomed up before us, the
some high-pitched voice I had noticed
previously calling out sharply:
"There, that's enough, men I Now
make fast. We can head the old girl
out from here In a Jiffy, If It really be
gfiis to blow. Jose, you Bland by at
tho wheel, In case you're needed ; some
of the rest ship the capstan bars, und
remain near for a call."
"What are yo uwlngln' the yards
fur, anyhow. LeVero?" asked Ilalnes
Insolently. "Just for exercise?"
"Because I am n sailor, Ilalnes," he
replied angrily. "Anyhow It Is nono
of your business; I was left in com
round here. Those clouds don't look
good to me; there Is going to bo
blow before morning."
Ilalnes growled something nnd Le
Vero wheeled sharply ubout to go for
ward. Tills movement placed hlni
face to face with me.
"What nro you loafing hero fer?
Who nro you?"
"Joo Gates, sir," I answered quickly,
mouthing the first nam which carao
to my Hps.
"Gates Joo Gates.?" peering Bav-
agely Into my face but unablo to (lis
tlngulsh tho features. "I nover heard
of anybody on board by that name,
Who Is the fellow, Haines?"
Tho Englishman gripped mo by tho
slcevo to whirl mo about, but as his
fingers touched tho soaked cloth of my
jacket ho burst forth with an oath.
"no's wet enough to bo the same lad
you chucked overboard an hour ago
believe no is. say, mate, are you
the gay buck wo hauled aboard drunk
and dumped Into the for'casscl?"
"I dunno, sir," I nnswered dumbly,
believing It best not tA remember too
much. "I couldn't oven tell yer whut
- Tes, an' yer might find another nft, I
If yer looked fer it. Mor'n thet, wo
know how to use 'em. Now see here,
Gutcs; thar's no reason why wo should
bent about the bush fact Is wo'ro sea
"Sea roverspirates, sir?" '
"Bah I what's a namel Wo tako
what we want; It's our trade, that's
all. No worse thnn many another.
Tho question Is, are yer goln' ter tnke
n chance 'long with us? It's tho only
life,, lad plenty of fun, the best of
liquor and pretty girls, with a shore In
all tho swag."
"What Is the narno of this bark?"
"The Namur out o' Rotterdam till
we took her."
"Who's the captain?"
"Gawd I Sanchez not not 'Block
"That's him; so yer'vo heerd of
'Black Sanchez?' Well, we're sallln'
long with him, nil right, mate, an'
yer ought ter know whut thct means
fer n good man."
I hesitated, yet only long enough to
leave the Impression I sought to make
on them both.
"Likely thar ain't no sailor but what
has heerd o' him," I said slowly. "It
don't look like thar wus much choice,
LoVere appeared amused in his way,
whloh was not n pleasant ono.
"Oh, yes, friend, there Is cholco
enough. Bill, here, had exactly tho
same choice when he first come hey,
BIU? Remember how you signed on,
after we took you off the Albatross?
This Is how It stands, Gates either
go forrard quietly yerself, er the both
of us will kick you there. That will be
enough talk. Go on, now."
It wns a curt dismissal, coupled Vlth
a plain threat, easy to understand. I
obeyed the order gladly .enough, slink
ing nway Into the black shadows for
ward, realizing my good fortune, and
seeking some spot where I could be
Tho crew had disappeared, lying
down no doubt in corners out of the
wind. And this wind was certainly
rising. I wondered that LeVera hung
on so long In his perilous position, al
though, In spite of the increased strain,
the anchor still clung firmly. It seemed
to me thot no hawser ever made could
long withstand the terrific strain of'
our tugging, as the struggling bark
roso and fell In the grip of the sea. To
him must have come the same con
viction, for suddenly his high-pitched
voice sang out from the poop ;
"Stand by, forrard, to lower the star
board nnchor ; move lively, men. Every
thing ready, Haines?"
"All clear, sir. Come on the jump,
"Then lot go smartly. Wntch that
you don't get tho lino fouled. Aloft
there 1 Anything In sight, Cavere?"
From high up on the fore-top yard,
the answer, blown by the wind, came
down In broken English :
"Non, m'sleur; I see nottlngs;"
I Joined tho watch forward. The
number of men on deck was evidence
of a large crew, there being many
more than were necessary for the
work to be done. Most of them ap
peared to be able seamen, and Haines
drove them mercilessly, cursing them
for lubbers, nnd twice kicking vicious
ly at a stooping form. Then the great
ropo began to slip swiftly through tho
hawso hole, and we heard the sharp
splash us tho Iron flukes struck the
water, and sank. Almost at that same
Instant the voice of Cavcro rang out
from the masthead:
"A sail, m'sleur a sail 1"
"Off zo port quarter. I make ect to
be zo lcetlo boat she Just round ze
COOLING MILK ON THE FARM
During Hot Weather It Is Best to Ar
range System So That Water
Comes Direct From Well.
(Prepared by tho United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Milk may be cooled most cfilclently
on tho farm by running It over a sur
face cooler In which tho nvallablo wa
ter supply is used ui Its coldest tetn
pcraturo nnd the cooling completed by
storing the cans of milk In a tank of
Ih water. It Is possible In that way
within n short time to lower the tem
perature of milk to below BO degrees
V. Frequently tho water used for cool
ing milk is not used to the best ad
vantage. Spring wnter Is sometimes
allowed to flow over tho surface of tho
ground nnd Is warmed several degrees
before reaching the cooling apparatus.
During the summer water from u stor
age tank,abovo ground Is usually much
warmer than that drawn directly from
the well. It Is best, therefore, to ar
range tho cooling system so that tho
water which flows through tho sur-
face cooler or cooling tank comes di
rectly from tho well or, If from a
spring, It Is conveyed In a pipe well
below the surface of the ground. If
Ice Is used in n cooling tank the quan
tity of water surrounding the cans
should be as small as possible to give
satisfactory results. Space enough
should bo provided between the sides
of the tank nnd the cans of milk to
allow for a sufllclent quantity of Ice
und water to cool the milk properly.
If a large volume of water has to be
cooled much more Ice will be neces
sary. If it Is desired to cool milk
quickly from an Initial temperature of
about 85 degrees F. to one of CO de-
"What Are You Loafing Hero For?"
ship this Is, ner how I signed on. Last
I seem ter remember I wua ashore
frum tho schooner Caroline; but this
yero is a bark."
Haines laughed, already convinced
of my Identity, and considering it n
good joke. Then he proceeded to tell
mo nil about it.
LoVero broko in with a savage snarl.
"What's all that? Do you mean,
Ilnlnes. that this Is the sumo d d
Yet no ono I scamp who tried to stick me?"
knew posltlvoly that this was so, be
cause no ono cared. Tho death of the
lad had simply been taken for granted
when LoVero had failed to see his
jody rlso again to tho surface. Yet it
wrs quite within tho realm of possl
lllty for tho fellow to como up onco
more in that darkness, beyond Le-
Vero's rango of vision, and even to
havo remained afloat, buoyed up by
clinging to the anchor hawser, until
strong enough to return on board. At
least there was no ono aboard the Nu
Biur ablo to deny that this had been
Satisfied by this reasoning of being
able to pass myself off as tho dead
nan, I began slowly and cautiously to
drag myself up tho taut hawser. I
had chosen a fortunate moment for my
effort; no ono heeded the little noise
t made, and, when I finally topped tho
rait nnd was ablo to look Inboard It
woo to discover a deserted foro deck,
with tho watch all engaged at some
task amidships. I crept down tho foro-
"No doubt of it. But ho never knew
what ho was doln' ho wus crazy as a
loon. Thero's nuthln' fer yer tor fuss
over now. Tell us about It, Gates
tho bath must have sobered yer up.'
I watched LoVere, but ho remained
motionless, a mero shadow.
"I suppose It must have been that,
sir," I confessed respectfully, "If
things happened as you say they did.
I haven't any memory o' tryln' ter
slush nobody. Lcnstwlso I seemed
ter know whut I wus about when I
cum up. I don't remember how I got
ther; furst I know I wus slushln'
round In tho water, a tryln' ter keep
afloat. It wus so blame dark I xjudn't
kco nuthln', but sumhow I got grip on
a hawser, an' hung on till I got back
'nougii strength ter cllmo on board, t
knew this wo'n't my ship, so I Just
lay quiet awhile, figurln' out whar I
"norn in Bristol, sir. but I wus
workln' on tho Caroline sho's a Col
The Return of the. Boat.
Tho crew hurried over to the port
rail. Beyond doubt most of those
aboard realized that this had been an
expedition of some importance, the cul
ruination of their long wait on tho
coast, part of somo scheme of their
chief, in tho spoils of which they ex
pected to share. Moreover this boat
approaching through the darkness was
bringing back their leader, ana now-
over else they might feel toward mm,
the reckless daring, and audacious re
sourcefulness of Sanchez meant suc
I was mado to comprehend all this
by tho low, muttered utterances of
those crowding near me, spoken in
nearly every language of the world
Much I could not translate, yet enough
reached my ears to convince mo of
tho temper of tho crow their feverish
fneerness to bo again nt sea, unuer
command of a captain whom tney both
hated and feared a cruel, cold-blood
od monster, yet n genius in crime, and I
a natural leader of such men as these. I
Black Sanchez I I listened to their j
comments, their expectations, with
swiftly beating heart. I alone knew J
what that boat was bringing, wnat
would bo tho result when the dead j
bodv of their leador came up over the
An Inexpensive Concrete
I V I
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tight, impurity proof-
is hygienic and whole
some). The goody
that's good for young
Tom Hallou. Dick, old boy! Writ
ing homo for money?
Tom What aro you taking so much
trouble for? You've been fusslug about
two blessed hours over that ouo letter.
Dick I'm trying to write home with
out asking for money.
"I soy, Fritz, I've found n diamond
"Where is it?"
"For the tlmo being over there In
the scarf of the old gent with the
monocle." Ulk, Berlin.
Everything Spread Out.
Mistress Is tho table all set.
Maid Yessum, I think so. I don't
see anything that isn't here.
than a good
to acquire a
grces F. by setting the cans In a tank
of ice water, the Ice water in the tank
should have n temperuture of about
37 degrees F. Under these conditions
about four gallons of wnter will sufflco
for each gallon of milk.
In order to cool nnd hold milk at
low temperatures on the average farm
n properly constructed cooling tank Is
necessary. In fact most dairy farms
havo somo Bort of tank In which wa
ter or wafer and ice are used to cool
nnd store milk. When an abundant
supply of coldrmnnlng water contin
ually passes through the tank It Is un
necessary to go to tho expense of In
A man Imagines he meets a lot of
Inferiors dally but he doesn't.
MAKE AND USE STERILIZER JjjygJJ
Nothing Like Plain Bltro-Phosphata
to Put on Firm, Healthy Flesh ana
to Increase Strength, Vigor
and Nerve- Force.
.Turlrfnir from tha countless reparations
and treatments which are continually be-
lni nilvnrtlRncl fnr the nuraose of making
thin people Heshy. developing arms, neck
ana bust, ana replacing ugiy nouowa mm
angles by the soft curved lines of health
The Usual Thing.
"There does not seem to be much
fraternal spirit among your citizens,"
said the spectacled guest. "They .ap
pear to bo almost at swords' points
with each other backbiting, gossiping,
denouncing, and "
"Yep!" returned the landlord of tho
tavern at Wayoverbehlnd. "But that's
all on the surface. Just wait till soma
stranger comes to town nnd gets into
trouble, and you'll behold a united com(
munlty jump onto him with both feet'
and In "ono voice." Kansas City Star.
castlo laddor'antl worked my way aft ouy schooner, In tho fish trade. At sea
With dangers threatening
from every hand, Carlylo faces
a problem. Shall he save him
self while thero Is yet time, or
shall ho face tho danger, kill
and perhaps be killed? Shall he
take ,the one desperate chance
of aiding tho girl who fills his
thoughts or shall he play the
beneath the black Bhadow of tho port
rail, until able thus to drift unnoticed
into a group tailing onto a mainsail
halyard. Tho fellow next to me, with
out releasing his grip, turned his head
end stared, but without discerning my
since I wua twelve. What's this yere
hark Dutch, nln't she?"
"Once upon a time; just now wo are
Hying whotovor Hog comes handy. We '
ain't got no prejudice In flags."
"Is thet a gun frrard, covered with
. (TO BIS CONTINUED.)
Can, but Don't.
German experimenters havo found
that explosions can bo caused In gas
works by sparks from telephones, al
though nothing of tho kind has boon
known to occur.
Necessary for Production of Dairy
Products of High Quality Steam
(Prepared by tho United States Depart
ment or Agriculture.!
Sterilization of dairy utensils Is
neccssnry for the production of dairy
products of high quality, particularly
milk and cream, because the washing
of dairy utensils, at least by tho proc
ess generally used, Is not sufllclent to
Insuro freedom from Infection nnd
contamination. Steam is neccssnry to
kill tho disease germs and harmful
bacteria that lurk in milk cans, buck
ets and other such equipment used
wherever milk Is produced. Dairy
utensils on small forms aro not often
sterilized elllclently because steam Is
not available. Tho United States de
partment of agriculture has devised n
simple and Inexpensive, yet efllclent,
steam sterilizer which can bo provided
at such n' small cost as to justify Its
use on any farm from which milk or
cream is sold. Tho additional keeping
quality which tho sterilization of uten
sils will give milk nnd cream prob
ably will pay for tho cost of tho sterU
Izer In ono season. Full particulars
on how U make and use this device
nro described In Farmers' Bulletin 748,
i copy of which can bo had, so long
na tho supply lasts, on application to
tho United States Department of Ag
and beauty, there aro evidently mousanas
of men and women who keenly feel their
Thlnness and weakness are onen aue
to starved nerves. Our bodies need more
phosphate than Is contained In modern
fnndn Phvutelana claim there Is nothing
that will Biinnlv this deficiency so well as
the organic phosphato known among drug
gists as mtro-pnospnaie, wnicn is inex
pensive and Is sold by most all druggists
under a guaranteo of satisfaction or money
Back, isy teeaing ina nerves airecuy nu
by supplying the body cells with the nec
essary phosphoric food elements, bltro
phosphate should produce a welcome
transformation In the appearance: tbe In
crease In weight frequently being aston-
isning. . ...
increase in weignt also carries wiin
a general improvement in tne neaun.
Nervousness, sleeplessness and lack oi
energy. wlUch nearly always accompany
excessive thinness, should disappear, dull
eyes become bright, and pale cheeks glow
witn tne moom or perieci neaun.
CAUTION: Although bltro-phosphate
Is unsurpassed for relieving nervousness.
sleeplessness ana general weakness, it
should not, owing to its tendency to In
crease weight, be used by anyone who
does not desire to put on flesh.
WOMEN NEED SWAMP-ROOT
Thousands of women have kidney and
bladder trouble and never suspect it.
Womens complaints often prove to be
nothing else but kidney trouble, or the
result of kidney or bladder disease.
If the kidneys are, not in a healthy
condition, they may cause the other or
gans to become diseased.
Fain in tbe back, headache, loss of am
bition, nervousness, are often times symp
toms of kidney trouble.
Don't delay starting treatment. Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Root, a physician's pre
scription, obtained at any drug store, may
bo just the remedy needed to overcome
bucJi conditions. ,
Get a medium or large size bottle im
mediately from any drug store.
However, if you wish first to test this
irreat preparation send ten cents to Dr.
Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y for a
sample bottle. When writing be sure and
mention this paper. Adv.
The Way Around.
Mrs. Wnkeup Where did Mrs. ds
Style get her new hnt?
Mrs. Blase That's a problem. She
bought It with the money which her
husband borrowed from her uncle, who
had won It in a poker game from her
brother, to whom she had loaned It
shortly after her mother had taken it
from her father's pockets and given it
o her for a birthday present New
"When did the custom of wearing
summer furs originate?" asked the
"I dunno," replied tho man; "prob
ably nmong the Eskimos."
Would Trouble Anyone.
"Poor Jones Is troubled with dyspep
sia." "Well, who wouldn't bo?"
SW 13? 0, M V
Stops Slow Leaks
aires 60 more
tubes. 7 vtan' iucccim
In 40 counttlu. Not a
filler. Do'not affect
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rents rim cuts, etc.
StnJ far botkltl ef con
ALCEMO MFC CO.
IIS Url4r St., Ii'uk, . I
"Phwat's thot noise, Mrs. Mulloly?"
"Mary Ann's practlcln' th' scales."
"Begorru, she raushr weigh a tonl"
When speaking of her age a woman
doesn't tell you one thing today and
another thing ten years later.
It sometimes comes to pass that o
newly married man is nlmost as fond
of his wlfo as he Is of himself.
Vyim Granulated Eyelids,
M OH E?" inflamed by expo
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VZT ta.cs quickly relieved by Mnrtat
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