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THE SEMt.WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
Carlylo Realizes His Life Is
Hanging in Balance.
Synopsis Geoffry Cnrlylo,
master of sailing ships nt twen-ty-slx,
Is sentenced to 20 yenrs'
servitude In the American col
onies for participation ln the
Monmouth rebellion In England.
Among tho passengers on board
tbo ship on which ho Is sent
across nre Itogor Fnlrfax,
wealthy Maryland planter; his
niece, Dorothy Fnlrfax, and Lieu
tenant Sanchez, n Spaniard, who
became acquainted with tho Fulr
faxos In London. Cnrlylo meets
Dorothy, who Informs hint her
uncle has bought his services.
Sanchez shows himself an enemy
of Carlylo. Tho Fnlrfax party,
now on Its own sloop In tho
CheBnpcake bay, encounters a
mysterious bark, tho Nainur of
Rotterdam. Carlylo discovers
that Sanchez Is "Black Sanchez,"
planning to steal tho Fnlrfax
gold and abduct Dorothy. Ho
fights Sanchez and leaves him
for dead. In a battlo with.
Sanchez' followers, however, ho
Is overpowered und thrown Into
tho buy. In a despcrato effort
to savo Dorothy, Carlylo decides
to swim to the Numur. By a
ruso ho gets aboard and min
gles with the crow.
LoVero shouted an order, and a ntid
len flaro was lighted amidships, tho
ilrclo of flame Illuminating a part of
tho deck, nnd spreading out over tho
wild expnnso of wnter. Scarcely had
i minute elapsed before It came sweep
ing Into the radius of light at first a
Jim, spectral shadow, scarcely to bo
recognized; then, almost us suddenly,
revealed in nil Its details n bont of
lie, flying townrd us under a lug sail,
keeling well over, and topping tho sea
iwclls like a bird on wing. LeVoro
jailed for men to stand by, tho fellows
rushing past mo to their stations, but,
,n tho fascination of tho moment, I
failed to move. I could do nothing but
itaro out across tho Intervening wa
ter, with eyes fastened on that swiftly
approaching boat. I must see, I must
now tho message It brought; what
itory It held of tho tragedy. Manuel
eld tho tiller, with Bstada seated be-
ttdo him, leaning forward, nnd ges
tlculatlng with one hand, ns ho direct
d Uio course. I lind never seen theso
two, yet I knew them beyond a doubt.
Ilen'dcz nnd Anderson (nt lenst I sup
posed these to bo tho two) were poised
it tho nail' halyards, ready to lot tho
itrnlnlug sheet down nt a run, while
Oochose crouched low In tho bow, his
black hand uplifted, gripping n coll of
rope. Their faces wero ull turned for
ward, lighted by tho flafo from our
fleck, and I felt a shudder of fear run
over mo no expression on nny coun
tennnco spoko of defeat; oven tho ugly
features of tho negro beamed with de
But was that nil? Was that nil?
Barely not Forward of tho elnglo
mast wns stowed tho chest, whllo In
tho open spneo between tho helmsman
and tho two Bailors wero stretched two
motionless bodies. LoVcre, gripping a
stay-rope, nnd lcnnlng well out, hailed
. "Ahoy, tho boat I You can mako It?'
"Ay I" camo back Kstada's volco,
"Stand by to fend us off. Cnlt nil
bands, nnd break anchor as eoon ns wo
"Very well, sir. Whoro la Captnln
Estada pointed downwnrd In ewlft,
Tlero at iny feet badly hurt, but
will recover. Send two men down to
help when wo mako fast Now, Co
chose lot go of your ropo; watch out
I stood, gripping bard at tho rail
and stnrtng down nt tho sccno below,
as tho men In tho boat rondo fast. I
felt paralyzed, and helpless, unablo to
move. I had no business to remain
thcra; every prospect of security de
Vended on my Joining tho crew. Yet
onlF ono thought gripped mo Sanchez
was not dead I And that other body?
That of Dorothy Fairfax, without
doubt yet certainly not lifeless. If
their prisoner was tho girl and who
else could it bo? sho remained ullve,
toeaplessly bound to prevent either
atrugglo, or outcry, nnd destined to u
fato far worso than death.
My own llfo hung in the balance
say, rather, my doom was nlready
sealed. Thero seemingly was but one
chnnco for cscnpo left that was to
drop silently overboard. God, no I that
would bo tho craven act of a coward.
Bette far to stay, and kill, or oven bo
killed, than to bo forever cursed by
wy own consfJence.
Tho fellows sent down from tho
main chains to tho bout brought the
injured captnln up first This required
the services of thrno men, his body
hanging limp between them, his up
turned face showing ghnstly In the
flaming of the torch thrust out over
the mil. To every appearance It was
apparently a corpse they bundled, ex
cept for their tenderness, and n single
groan to which tho white lips gnvo ut
terance, when ono of the beurcrs
slipped, wrenching the wounded body
with a sharp pang of pain. Once safe
ly on deck, tho thrco bore him across
to the after cnbln nnd disappeared
down the steps.
Kstada had already swung himself
up into tho chains, while Anderson
nnd Mendcz were lifting tho girl to
her feet, and rather roughly urging
her forward. Her eyes reflected all
tho unuttcrahlo horror which for tho
moment dominated her mind, while
her loosened liulr, disarranged by
struggle, only served to intensify tho
pallor of her face.
"Hustle her ulong lively, boys,"
shouted buck Estndu coarsely. "If she
won't move, give her n shove. Then
tlo her up again, und, take tho turn of
n ropo 'round her. What do you think
this Is a queen's reception? Move
lively, senorltn," In mock sarcusra.
Dor gaze settled on him, where he
hung far out, grasping a backstay,
watching tho movements below, nnd
her slender form straightened ns by
tho ncqulsltlon of now strength.
"If these creatures will tuko their
bunds off me," sho said, using their
tongue without u tremor hi tho clear
voice. "I can euslly go up ulone. What
Is It you are so afrnld of a woman?"
Tho expression of EstndnVt fnen
promised un outburst of profanity, but,
Instead of giving it utterance, he lifted
his enp in n sudden pretenso nt gal
"Your pardon, eenorltu," ho enld In
a tono of mockery. "If you havo como
to your senses at last, It Is well. Leave
Chose to Continue Playing the Fool,
her alone, men. Now, my beauty, I am
taking you nt your own word a step,
and then tho protection of my hund.
Wo welcome you, as a guest aboard."
A moment and she had attained tho
deck. Estnda choso to 'contlnuo nlav
'lug tho fool.
"Thanks, senorlta thanks," ho be
gan softly, nnd ngnln bowing beforo
her, cap In hund. "Wo greet you with
duo honor aboard tho Niunur "
"Enough of that, you coward, you
murderer," alio broko In coldly. "Do
not touch nor speak to me."
Shu turned her back on him, thus
coming fnco to faco with LoVore, who
stood enjoying tho scene, u wido grin
ou his dark face, revealing n row of
whlto teeth under u Jet-black mus
"You, sir you aro nn officer?"
"I hnvo chargo of tho deck."
"Then whero am I to go?"
Tho mulatto, surprised by tho Bud
den question, glanced Inquiringly
toward Estadu, who had already com
plctely lost bis scuso of humor.
"Gol" tho latter growled. "Why
send Uio wonch below. I'll bco to her
Inter, nnd tench her who tit tho muster
lioro. Oft with her now, lut bo back
quickly." Ho leaned out over tho rail
sending his gruff voice below, "Send
up that chest, you men. Hook on tho
boat, Manuel, nnd let her drng; wo
must get out of hero In u hurry. All
"Ay, ny, sir."
"Th.Mi sheet homo ; xhow la It for-
"Both anchors apeak, sir.
"Smartly done hard down wltt
your holm there I That's It; now lei
her play off slowly."
Lie caught sight of me. All the sav
age brutality of his nature had beer
brought to tho surface by Dorothy't
stinging words, and ho sought now
some lit opportunity to give It vent
Before I could move, ho hud gripped
mo by tho collnr, und swung me nbout
so thnt the light streaming out from
the cnbln fell directly on my face.
"What tho devil nre you doing, lonf.
ing aft here? I'vo seen you hanging
ubout for ten minutes, never lifting it
hand. Who nre you nnyhow?"
".Too Gutes, sir."
"Gates another damned English
man ! How did you ever get aboard
It wns tho returning LcVcro whe
made explanation before I could reply
"Manuel brought him on board last
night. I'lcked him up drunk ashorc'ty
"I sec. Well now, do yon happen tr
have any Idea who I am, Gutes?"
"No, sir only thnt you arc one oi
"I am tho first pfllcer, nnd In com
mand at present Pedro Estuda Is mj
name. Now, you dumned English
whelp, remember that 1"
Beforo I even suspected what wai
coming, his unexpected action ns swift
ns the leap of n poised tiger, he struck
mo fnirly between the eyes with the'!
butt of n pistol, and I went down
sprawling onto the deck. For a mo
ment I seemed, In splto of tho vicious
ness of tho blow, to retain a spark of
consciousness, for I knew he kicked
me savagely with his heavy sea boots;
I felt tho pain, und even heurd the
words, und curses, accompanying each
"You drunken dog I You whelp of a
sea wolf I You English curl Tnke
that damn you I And thut! You'll
not forget tne for awhile. That's It
squirm. I like to see It When you
wako up again, you'll remember Pedro
Estnda. How did that feel, you grunt
ing pig? Here, LeVcre, Manuel, throw
this sot Into the forecastle. Curso you,
hero is ono more to Jog your memory."
Tho heavy, iron-shod boot landed
full in my face, and every sensutlou
left mo as I sank limply back, bloody
A Friend In tho Forecastle.
I slowly opened my eyes to find my
self lying In nn upper bunk of the fore
castle. Memory soon returned, stimu
lated no doubt by the aching of my
body whero Estada had so brutally
kicked mo with. his heavy boot. Tho
heavy rolling of the bark clearly evi
denced that wo were ulrcady at sea,
nnd -bucking against u high wind. It
was a dark, dismal, smelly interior,
amply largo enough, but 111 ventilated,
and Inexpressibly dirty. I must havo
been lying unconscious for several
hours. I rested bnck, feeling of tho
numerous bruises on my body, nnd
touching gingerly tho dried blood
caked on my face. No very serious
damage seemed to havo been done, al
though every muscle nnd tendon ap
peared to bo strained and lacerated.
Clinching my teeth to keep bnck a
groan, I succeeded In sitting upright,
my head touching tho upper deck, as
undertook to survey my surround
ings. About half tho bunks seemed to
bo occupied, tho figures of tho sleeping
men barely discernible.
As I sat there, staring about at this
scene thero was a stir within tho up
per berth on my own level, and an up
lifted faco appeared suddenly in tho
yellow flare of light. It was mani
festly an English face at first glance,
rosy of cheek, with chestnut beard. A
pair of humorous, gray eyes surveyed
mo silently, and then, apparently satis
fied by tho scrutiny, the owner sat up
In the bunk, revcnling powerful shoul
ders, nnd a round, bull neck.
"Ahoy, mate," ho said pleasantly,
endenvoring to speak low, tho effort
resembling tho growl of n bear, "now
do you feel pretty sore?"
'Acho from head to foot," I an
swered, Immediately feeling his friend
liness. "But no harm done."
"I saw part of it Tho damn black
bruto kicked savagely enough, but ut
that you're lucky; It's tho Spanish
stylo to uso a knife. I'vo seen that
cock slush a man Into ribbons for
nothing nt all Just to show ho was
bad. Haines tells mo your name 1b
Gutes, and that you aro English."
"That's right; I shipped first out of
"So did I, mute twenty years ago
though, nnd I never went bnck since,
My unmo Is Tom Watklns. Let's shake;
thero Is qulto a sprinkling of us Brit
ishers nboard, and wo ought to hang
Ho put out n big, hairy flst, and
gripped it heartily, decidedly liking
the mnn ns his eyes frankly mot mine
Ho appeared honest nnd square, a flno
typo of tho English seaman.
"Tom Watklns, you enld. May I ask
If you wero out on tho bow-sprit along
with Haines Inst night?"
"Just aforo tho longboat como In?
Yes, wo wero there,"
"Well, I wns down below, hnnglnu
to tho cable, und ovcrhenra you two
talking together. Somehow, Watklns,
you do not seem to mo to fit In exactly
with this gung of pirates; you don't
look to bo that sort. How long hayo
you been with them?"
Carlylo nets further attention
from the brutal Estada, but In a
different form. What may It
portend? Does It offer hope of
final escape or further danger to
Carlylo and Dorothy?
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
DIFFERENT BREEDS OF GEESE
Toulouse, Embden, Chinese and Afri
can Are Easily the Most Popu
lar In This Country.
(I'rcp.irod by tho United .States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Six breeds of geese have been nd
mltte'l to tho American standard of
perfec tion, nnmuly: Toulouse, Emb
den, t'hlnpse, Afrlcnn, Wild or Cnnn
Minn, and Egyptian. In addition to
the standard breeds there Is tho so
called Mongrel goose, which Is a hy
brid made by crossing one of theso
varieties or the common goose with
wild geese. Crosses of the varieties
of geese, especlully of the Toulouse
nnd Kinhdcn, arc occasionally made,
but without any npparent gain. The
Toulouse. Embden. Chinese, nnd Afrl
cnn are easily the most popular breeds
of geese in this country, the tlrst two
greatly lending the other breeds. All
economic breeds of geese nre kept pri
marily for the production of flesh
nnd fonthers, and although their eggs
nre occasionally used for culinary pun
oses on tho farm there Is no demand
for them for food purposes In the man
The Toulouse, tho largest of the
standard breeds of geese, Is a good
uyer, producing from 20 fo 35 eggs
a year, Is docile, grows rapidly, and
makes a good market bird. However,
Its dark pinfenthers mnko It a slightly
oss attractive market goose than the
Tho Embden, n large, whlto goose,
slightly smaller und with somewhat
longer legs than tho Toulouse, Is only
n fnlr layer and la usually less pro
lific thnn the Toulouse. This breed
has white pinfenthers, is a rapid grow
er, and mntures early.
The African, tt grny goose with n
distinct brown shnde, about the size
of the Embden, is a good layer nnd
makes a good market goose, although
It has the objectionable dnrk .pin
fenthers. It is n rapid grower nnd
There nre two stnndnrd varieties ol
Chinese geese, the brown nnd the
white. Both varieties mature carly
and nre said to be prolific layers nnd
rnpld growers, but shy and rnther diffi
cult to hnndlc.
Tho wild goose Is bred to some ex
tent In captivity, nnd the young nro
sold to hunters to use ns decoys. The
wild gander Is used to cross with
elthtr the common Or the purebred
goose, producing the so-cnllcd Mongrel
goose. This Mongrel goose Is highly
prized ns n mnrket goose, but Is sterile
and ennnot be bred.
The Egyptlnn goose Is n small,
brightly-colored goose kept for orna'
mental purposes nnd rnrely seen In
this country. It resembles the wild
goose in shape and weighs two pounds
less In each class.
ERADICATE LICE AND MITES
Insects Sap Vitality of Fowl and Pre-
vent Growth or Lessen Pro
ductlon of Eggs.
Mites nnd lice frequently sap the vl
tallty of the fowl and prevent growth
or lessen. the egg production. A thor
ough cleaning of the house, regular
nnnllcatlons of disinfectants to tho
roosts nnd nests, and n frequent dust
Inc of the fowls will control theso
Poultry can enduro warm weather
just as well as they cun freezing
Turkey hens usually lay about fif
teen eggs beforo beginning to get
Soft-shelled eggs nro ofton caused
by tho fovyls being confined, becoming
ovorfat nnd from lack of mineral rant
In rainy cold weather young chicks
should be kept where It Is dry nnd
Put the brooder for early little chicks
In n dry, sunny clenn plnco where thero
uro no lice or mites.
It pays to savo coffco cans nnd Inrtl
pnils thnt may bo accumulated during
the year to use ns sanitary fountains
for sintul chicks.
rjo sure that the windows In tho
south side of tho poultry houso nro
-Mn nnan nn nil hrlullt Riinnv dnva tn
, . I T- . J v
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Tile Btory OI Airs, iiuiug juuiuu-
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Finally, I began to tako Peruna.
My weight now Ib 120. Whllo I
didn't really need it, I have started
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certainly dono me a great deal of
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It is nurprlolnp the amount of de
pendence placed by women every
where upon Dr. Ilartman'H "World
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years it has been a household rem
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" " . tt-lll. TT.. M
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Swivel Chair Officer.
Bacon And did he take uny part In
Egbert Oh, yes. Ho wns an offi
"What did he command?"
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OUR OIL AND GAS LEASES are in tho N. E. part of Vat Verda county, Texas, and
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"But his table manners nre poor,
observed the old-fnshloned uitftlior.
"Poor! Why, mummnl" exclaims
tho dashing daughter, "he took me to
lunch with him nt the St. Gorgeous
and ordered nothing but the most ex
pensive things on tho menu!"
Kidney disease is no respector of pcr
bons. It attacks young and old nllko.
In most cases the victim is 'warned
of tho approaching: dancer. Nature fights
back. Headache. Indigestion, insomnia,
lamo back, lumbago, sciatica, rheuma
tism, pain in the loins end lower ab
domen, difficulty in urinating, all aro
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A vegetarian says that his good
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On rising nnd retiring gently smear
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Wash off Ointment in five minutes
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Is wonderful sometimes what Cutlcura
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Itching and red rough hands. Adv.
Bonnets aro almost unknown in
Mexico, oven among wealthy Indies.
IffDfAfK Kesls, Refreshes, Soof its,
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n half century i a startling one.
Thousands have discovered and tes
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Did He Hug Her?
"Would you embrace an opportun
ity?" asked the girl with the trim
waist. ' -
"Sure," said tho young nmn with a
good right arm. "Is this one?"
Gambling has taught many a young
mnn how he enn't make money.
Pays for the Land
easy payment terms,
SSO per Acre
years has averaged from 20 to 45
of cases are on record where in Western
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ii-.ii.i aii t.
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