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Ths Tempter's Voics.
AGAINST his Judgment Stuart
allowed Bivens to have his
way. The little man clam
' bercd on deck and bustled
ubout, giving orders to the sailor who
vas stowing the lunch and ammuni
iDon. When Stuart stopped th tender at
the first blind, about BOO yards away.
"Here, here! I'm no mollycoddle If
have been sick. I can throw a stono
to this blind. This Isn't the one I
want There it Is down yonder to
ward the end of that marsh. I saw
thousands of ducks circling around it
yesterday. I've given In to you every
flny we've been down here. I'm going
have my way this time."
He turned to the sailor who was
tinning the tender's engine and spoke
"Go to that other blind!"
The sailor sprang to the wheel, and
the tender shot ahead. Stuart settled
Hiick in his seat with angry disgust,
and Bivens laughed.
"Cheer up; lt'a no use to give orders
far a funeral yet If we can't get
buck to that yacht In fifteen minutes
against any wind that blows today I'll
cat my hat I'm feeling better than
I have for months. I'm in for a good
trtme. Don't be a piker."
Stuart determined to make the best
"All right." he answered cheerfully.
"Good Lord, man, I could walk back
t the yacht at low water-it all goes
"Yes. unless the wind hauls in to
the northeast and rolls in a big tide
through that Inlet"
"All right; let her roll. The tender
will come back and pull as In."
By the time the decoys were out it
began to spit snow, and the wind bad
As the sailor was about to start ;
btck Stuart spoke sharply;
"Listen to ine now, Niels. Keep a
bLarp watch on this weather. If you
see the wind huul to the north put a
tempasB In your tender, take your
tearing from the yacht to this blind
in case it should shut in thick and
curnn after us in double quick time.
You understnnd?" ,
-Yes. sir." j
"If It looks bud don't wait too long. If
it should be blowing a gale you'd bet
ter bring the cook along to steer while
you watch your engine. Have him fix
a light snpiHT before he starts."
Bivens was vastly amused at Stu
Stuart spanned the horizon, watch
iiig a flock of ducks working their way
northward. The sign was ominous.
Birds know which way the wind is
going to blow before It conies, and If a
MBlo Is on the way they always work
lato the teeth of It.
It was useless to tell this to Bivens.
We didn't have sense enouirb to under
hand it. But Stuart quietly made up
ftls mind to take up the decoys and
row In soon as the tide ebbed down
to two fVot of water.
In the meantime he would make the
best or tne situation, rne auras oe
. i&u to come in und decoy like chick-
' -ft... TI Uttl.wl .1. ....... .....1 In hl
una. i iv tutit-u uuii u uuwu uuu iu uiu
excltemeut began to forget the fool
bardlucss of the trip.
Bivens shot a dozen times, missed.
KOt disgusted and began to fret and
oouipluln. He said:
"Jim, would you mind telling me the
mental process by which you rejected
ry offer? You're the only man I've
tftruck on this earth that didn't have
"Perhaps we have different ways of
txlng values. You are not yet Ufty
years old and a wreck. What's the
raol What can you do with your
money now 7"
"It brings luxury, ease, Indulgence,
jjswer, admiration, wonder nud the
ivy of the world."
"What's the good of luxury If you
nu I ,-Ujoy ,i. rn,0 .1 ,uu
it. inuuicciice wneu you uh iwi ic
ytaclty to play, power If you're too
tysy getting more to stop and wield
Mini, you're tho biggest fool I ever ,
soew, without a single exception." j
Stuart glanced anxiously toward the ;
f cht. It was 3 o'clock. The tide had
i-fchcd half out uwd there was barely .
eioiigh water on the flats now for the
tmder to cross. It was snowing hard
er and the wind had begun to Inch In
toward the north.
"No more ducks today, Cat." Stu:rt
paid briskly, returning to hi tune of
friendly eomrnde"li!p. "We've gut to
"Well, lot It freeze. Bivens cried
peevishly. "What do we enre? It's
just ten minutes' run when the tender
To Stuart's Joy he snw tho men start
"It's all ripht; they're coming now!"
he exclaimed. "We'll have another
crack or two before they pet here."
He crouched low In the hllnd for Ave
minutes without getting a shot, rose
and looked for the tender. To his hor
ror he saw her drifting helpless before
the wind, her eugine stopped and both
men waving frantically their signals of
"My God!" he exclaimed. "The ten
der's cugino is brokeu down!"
"Why don't the fools use the oars?"
"They cau't move her against this
"Will they go to sea?" Bivens asked,
with some anxiety.
"No; they'll bring up somewhere on
a mud Out or marsh in the bay on this
low water, but God help them If they
can't fight their way buck before flood
tide." "Why?" Bivens asked incredulously.
"They'd freeze to death In an open
"Norwegian sailors? Bosh! Not on
your life! They were born on ice
bergs." Stuart rose and looked anxiously at
the receding tide. He determined to
try to reach the yacht at once. He put i
the guns into their cases, snapped the
lids of the ammunition boxes, stowed
the ducks he had killed under the stern
of the boat and stepped out luto tho
shallow, swiftly moving water. He de
cided to ignore Bivens and regard him
as so much Junk. He pulled the boat
out of the blind, shoved It among tho
decoys and took them up quickly.
The snow hnd ceased to fall, aud the
cold was Increasing every moment.
Stuart scanned the horizon anxiously,
but could see no sign of the disabled
lie had gone perhaps 200 yards when
tho boat grounded on the fiats. He
saw at once that It was .Impossible to
make the yacht until flood tide. The
safest thing to do was to get out and
push to the Island marsh. 200 or 300
yards away. There they could take
exercise enough to keep warm until the
tide came In again. It would be a
wait of two hours In bitter cold and
Bivens sat up and growled.
"What's the matter? Cau't you hur
ry up? I'm freezing to death!"
"We can't make It on this tide. We
will have to go to the marsh."
"Can't we walk over the flats and let
the boat go?"
"I could walk it, but you couldn't"
"Why not?" Bivens asked angrily.
"Because yon haven't the strength."
"Nothing of the sort!" Bivens pro- :
tested viciously. I
He stepped out of the boat and start
ed wading through (he mud. He had
made about ten steps when his boot
stuck fast and he reeled and fell.
Stuart picked him up without com
ment and led hlra back to the boat.
Bivens was about to climb in when
the lawyer spoke quickly: I
"You can't sit down now. You've got i
to keep your body in motion or you'll
freeze. Take hold of the stern of the
boat and shove her."
Muttering Incoherent curses, the little
man obeyed while his friend walked In .
front, pulling on the bow line. j
In fifteen minutes they reached the
marsh and began the dreary tramp of
two hours until the tide should rise
high enough to float their boat again.
"Why can't we walk along this marsh
all the way to where the yacht lies?"
Bivens asked fretfully. "We can fire
u gun. and the doctor can help us on
"We cau't go without the boat The
marsh is a string of Islands cut by
three crocks. The doctor has no way
to get to us. Both tenders are gone."
Stnart kept Bivens moving Just fast
enough to mnintalu the warmth of bis
body without dangerous exhaustion.
The wait was shorter than expected.
The tide suddenly ceased to run ebb
,an(, ,,,, t0 (.oll)0 ln. Thp renson WI1),
nn ominous one. The wind had hauled
squarely luto the north and increased
its velocity to forty miles an hour, and
each moment the cold grew more ter
rible. Stuart round the little boat
afloat on the flood tide. Jumped In
without delay ami began his desernte
battle against wind am tide.
It was absolutely necessary for Biv
ens to keep his body in motion, so
Stuart gave him an oar aud ordered
him to get on Ids Knees and help shove
her ahead. He knew ll was impossible
for him to keep hK feet.
Bivens tried to do as he was told
aii.l made a tm-s of it. He merely sue
cvc'lt d in shoving the boat around.
StiKirt saw they couUl never make
headway by that method, turned and
shot back into the marsh.
Get out!" he shouted sternly. "You
eiiu walk along the edge. 1 can shove
Bivens grumbled, but did as lie was
"iHui't you leave the edge of that
' marsh ten feet!" Stuart shouted cheer
, fully. "I think we'll make it now."
! It was a question whether one mau
j Lad the strength to shove the little
; iK.at through the Icy. roaring waters
and keep her off the shore. He did It
j successfully for a hundred yards, and
i the wind ami sea oceanic so uerce lie
was driven in and could make no
ucadwav. He called Bivens, gave him
an oar and made h'uu walk iu the
edge of the water and hold the lout
off while he placed Ms oar on the
mud bottom and pushed.
It took two hours of desperate bat
tling to make half a mile through the
white, blinding, freeziug, roaring wa
ters. The yacht uow lay but 300 feet
away from the edge of the marsh.
"Say. why do we stop so much?"
Blveus erowied. "I'm freezing to
death. U't's get to that yacht."
"We'll do our best," Stuart answer
ed gravely, "and If you kuow how to
pray now's your time."
"Oh, tommyrot!" Bivens said con-
temutuously. "I can throw a stone to
her from here."
"Get in." Stuart commanded, 'and
He down again flat on your back!"
Bivens obeyed, and the desperate
Stuart made the first few strokes
with his oars successfully and cleared
the shore, only to be driven back
against it with a crash. A wave
swept over the little craft.
Stuart grasped Bivens' hand ami
found a cuke of lee on his wrist, lie
shoved the lioat's nose again into the
wind und pulled on his oars with a
steady, desperate stroke, and she shot
ahead. For five minutes he held her
head into the sua ami gained a few
vards. He set his feet firmly against
the oak timbers In the boat's side nud
began to lengthen his quick, powerful
stroke. He found to ills Joy he was
making headway, no looked over his
shoulder and saw that he was half
way. He couldn't be more than 1.10
feet and yet he didn't seem to be
getting any nearer. It was now or
never. Ho bent to his ours with the
last ounce of reserve power iu his
tall sinewy frame, and the next mo
ment an oar snapped, the boat spun
round like a top und In a minute was
Lui.L,(1 back U.P,.M 0u the marsh,
As the sea dashed over her again
Bivens looked up stupidly and
"Why don't you keep her straight?"
Stuart sprang out and pulled the
numbed man to his feet, half dragged
and lifted him ashore.
"Here, here, wake up'." he shouted
iu his ear. ''Get a move on you, or
you're a goner." He begun to rub
Bivens' be clad wrists and hands, and
l!;o little man snatched them away
"Stop H!" ho snarled. "My hands
are not cold now."
"No, they're freezing," he answered
as he started across the marsh in a
dog trot, pulling Bivens after him.
The little man stood it for a hundred
yards, suddenly tore himself loose ami
angrily faced his companion.
"Say. rupitose you attend to your
own hide I cau take care of my
self." "I tell you, you're frezing. You'rt
getting numb. As soon as I can get
your blood a little warm we've got to
wade through that water for a hun
dred yards and make the yacht"
"I'll do nothing of tho sort," Bivens
said. "I'll stay here till the next tide
and walk out when the water's ebbed
off. I'm not half as cold as I was."
"You're losing the power to feel.
You've got to plunge into that water
with me now, and we can fight our
way to Biifety in five minutes. The
water is only three feet deep, and I
cau lift you over the big waves. We'll
be there In a Jiffy. Come on!"
ne seized his arm again and dragged
him to the edge of the water. Bivens
stopped short and tore himself from
"I'll see you to the bottomless pit be
fore I'll move another inch!" he yelled
savagely. "Go to the devil and let me
alone. I'll take care of myself."
"All right," Stuart said contemptu
ously as he turned and left him.
He began to walk briskly along tho
marsh to keep worm. All he had to do
tonight was to apply the law of self
interest by which Bivens had lived
end waxed mighty and tomorrow he
could take the woman ho loved ln bis
arms, move into his palace Us master
and ncra. There could be no mistake
about Nan's feelings, ne had read the
vearulng of ..her heart, with unerring
wind, feebly striking his hands to
"Are you going to fight your way
with me back to that yacht. Cal?" ho
"1 am not" was tho short answer.
"I am going to walk the marsh till A
"You haven't the strength. You
cau't walk fast enongh to keep from
freezing. You'll have to keep It up
eight hours. You're cold and wet aud
exhausted. It's certain denth if you
"I've told you I'll take my chances
here, and I wont y"
He never finished the sentence. Stu
art suddenly gripped his throat, threw
ldm flat on his buck nud w hile he kick
ed and squirmed and swore drew a
cord from his pocket und tied hi
hands and feet securely.
Paying no further attention to hi
groans and curses, he threw his llttl
Indoles; form, across lil.-i shoulders
plunged" into" lluwater iTTTd TegaTfliis
struggle to reach the yacht. It was n 1
diilleult and dangerous task, but at '
Hs Bsgsn Hi Struggls to Rsaeh ths
last he struggled up the gangway,
tore tho cabin door open, staggered
down the steps Into the warm, bright
saloon and fell in a faint at Nan's feet, j
The doctor came in answer to her
scream and lifted Bivens to his state
room, while Nan bent low over the
"Jim, speak to mo! You can't die
yet; we haven't lived!"
He sighed and gasped:
"Is he alive'"
"Yes, in ids stateroom there, cursing
you with every breath."
"Thunk God! Thank God!"
'o He Continued.)
THE MAKING OF WORDS.
Curious Origin of Soma of Our Most
In the "Romance of Words," a pub
lication by an English author, much
space is devoted to "aplieslu," which
means a gradual or unintentional loss
of an unaccented vowel tt the begiu
niug of a word. This kind of word
shrinkage is more rouimon than one
Sometimes the middle Billable of a
word will bo slurred to the point of
extinction. From Mary M'tgdalene.
tearful and penitent, comes tho word
muudllu. Sacristan is contracted Into
sexton; the old Trench word pnrslysle
lieromes palsy; hydroplsle becomes
dropsy, and the word procurator be
comes proctor in English. Bethlehem
Hospital For Lunatics, established In
London, camo to be telescoped Into
bedlam, much as Cholmoudeley came
to be Chumley and Majorlbanks
Maraubanks. Peel Is for appeal, mend
for amend, lone for alone, fender,
whether before a fireplace or outside a
ship, is for defender; fence for defense,
taint for attaint.
The word peach, commonly regarded
as English thief slang, goes back to
tho time of Shakespeare and is relat
ed to Impeach, though used to indicate
Informing against an accomplice. The
word cad is for Scotch coddle, once an
errand boy, now familiar ln connection
with golf. Caddie is from the French
word cadet, meaning a Junior or young
er brother. Indianapolis News.
SURGERY ON THE SKULL
The Operation of Trepanning
Common In Ancient Timet.
While the medical profession Is
agreed that some rough form of sur
gery must have existed from very an
cient times, it has always been a mat
ter of wonder Unit so complex and deli
cate an operation us trepanning should
also be oue of tho oldest
Thero Is authentic record of this op
eration dating back to tho time of Hip
pocrates, who wrote treatises on frac
tures, dislocations und wounds of the
head, wherein he described the method
of procedure to be followed In the case
of a fractured skull. Ills Idea was to
cut away a piece of bone so that tho
pressure on the brain might be relieved.
The annals of this era also show that
a fllo was used for this purpose, which,
at a time when modern anaesthetics
were unknown, must have been, to say
the least, painful.
According to Holmes, the operation
of removing pieces of bone was per
formed long before historic times. The
effects on the skull are easily seen after
death and are visible as long as the
bones are preserved. From inspection
of certain skulls of the later stone age
la ancient Britain there has been de
rived the conclusion that some of these
had undergono tho operation, which
must have been performed with a stone
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tho Journal offico.
Its Terrifying Wad Heralded the Death
of His Father.
in "Things 1 Can Tell" Lord Boss
more relates Unit he himself whs born
In Dublin In 1S.13. His father was the
third Baron Kossmoi-e, who married
Miss Josephine Lloyd of Farrinrory,
County Tlppcrary. and whose death
was duly heralded by tho banshee:
"Hobcrt Bossinore was on terms of
great friendship with Sir Jonah and
Lady Uarrlugton, and onco when they
met at a Dublin drawing room Ross-
moro persuaded the Barrlngtons to
come over tho next day to Mount Ken
uedy, where he was then living. As
tho iuvited guests proposed to rise ear
ly they retired to bed In good time and
slept souudly until 2 o'clock in the
morning, when Sir Jonah was awaken
ed by a wild and plaintive cry. He
lost no timo iu rousing his wife, and
tho scared couple got up and opened
tho window, which looked over the
grass plot beneath.
"It was a moonlight night, and the
objects around tho house were easily
discernible, but there was nothing to
bo seen In the direction whence the
eerie sound proceeded. Now thorough
ly frightened. Lady Borrlngton called
her maid, who straightway would not
listen or look and fled ln terror to the
servants' quarters. The uncanny noise
continued for about half an hour, when
J It suddenly censed. All at once a weird
cry of 'Boss more, Rossmore, Boss
more!' was beard, and then all was
"The Barrlngtons looked at each oth
er In dismay and were utterly bewil
dered as to what the cry could mean.
They decided, however, not to men
tion the Incident at Mount Kennedy
and returned to bed In the hopo of re
suming their brokeu slumbers. They
were not left long undisturbed, for at
7 o'clock they were awakened by a
loud knocking at the bedroom door,
and Sir Jonah's servant. Lawler. en
tered the room, his face white with
"What's the matter what's the mat
ter?' usked Sir Jonah. "Is any one
dead?' "Oh. sir.' answered the man.
'Lord Bossmore's footman has Just
gone by ln great haste, and he told me
that my lord, after coming from the
castle, had gone to bed in perfect
health, but that about half past 2 this
morning his own man, hearing a noise
in his master's room, went to him and
found him ln the agonies of death, and
before he could alarm the servants his
lordship was dead. "
LOST IN THE LAST LAP.
He Queered Things Just as tho Win
ning Post Was In Sight
There lived In Detroit a mun who
was the champlou letter writer to the
newspapers and to the heads of all
public enterprises. Oue of his fnds
wus to write every day to President
Lcdyard of the Michigan Central rull
road and tell Ledyard wherein he was
falling In the conduct of his road.
There was a letter for Lcdyard every
morning. They annoyed him. and be
sent for his geueral counsel one day
aud said: "Russell, I'm gettlug tired of
these letters. I will give you $3,000
more a year If you will find that man
and stop him for twelve months."
Three thousnnd dollars more a year
upiea!ed to Russell, aud be went out
to find the letter writer. He found
him and made a business proposition.
"Now, see here," he said. "I want you
to stop writing letters to Mr Lcdyard.
If you will quit for a year I will give
you $1,500 "
The letter writer consented gladly.
Things went along swimmingly for
eleven months 1-edyurd was happy,
and Russell was happy Then there
was a wreck on the road The letter
writer could not resist the opportunity,
and he wrote to Ledyard and told him
what he thought about the road and
Its president and its management.
Ledyard sent the letter to Russell
with this Indorsement: "This is where
you lose $3,000" And it was. Satur
day Evening Post
Two Reasons For Not Reporting.
General Nelson A. Miles, during ac
tive service, one day received a tele
train from u subordinate who wan on
I furluiiKli. hut wum exported buck
thiit day. The dispnteh rend:
"Sorry, but cannot report today, M
izpeoted. owing to unavoidable clr
:uuiHtaneen." Tbe tone of tbe meaaage did not
leane tbe general, and be wired back:
"Report at once, or give reaaona."
Dark came tbe answer from a boa
"Train off, can't ride; lega off, can't
Disraeli's Marriage Doctrine,
Disraeli's doetrlue of marriage waa
idmlrably simple: A1I my friends who
narrled for love and beauty eltber
seat tbelr wives or live apart from
:bem. I may commit many follies ln
life, but I never Intend to marry for
love.' wblch I am sure la a guarantu
)f Infollclty'-Uontemporary Uevlew.
Sho-Surely, Mr Curtis, you cannot
be serious. I bare bcMrd that yon bav
told your friends that you wouldn't
marry the best woman In the world.
He-Wbcu 1 sold that I bad no idea
tbnt you would llsti-n to a propoanl
"How old is Itotitiy Van Lush 7"
"Hobby's n Wont thirty live."
"Deuced well preserved. Hobby Is.
He doesn't look a day over nftyl"
IIo who Is feared by many fenn
ninny. -German Proverb
Ee Cause cf a Cc!d
M cough cannot always be
traced. It is sufHcient,
however, to know that
you have one and ought to gel
rid of it. " Great oaks from little
corns grow," and too frequently
the slight cough of today is the
pneumonia of tomorrow.
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J ll looinci sna nrau lac muanicu n
and paiiBgrt and rntom Ihe voice to its
1 natural lone, ell in a very ahorl lime.
uic the moct ttubborn couchi. Very
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THE MERRY-GO-ROUND TRAIN
Tho greatest rnensuro that
would conli'ibutfi to tho bringing
of increasing I ratio lo this city
would lie the securing of tho
inorry-go-round train on tho Mis
souri Pacific, which would loavo
Omaha in the morning, running
via Louisville, Weeping Water
and Union, coining up from
Union lo this city about 11 oVlook
in the morning und running on
into Omaha. Tho train would
leave Omaha in tho afternoon
about 2:30, coming by way ol
Plallsmouth, and returning to
Omaha by way of Louisville. This
would givo tho farmers out in tha
county a splendid chance to como
to this city to look after business
matters and return homo tho
samo day, and be tho means of
bringing tho different parts of
the county in closer touch with
each other. This train could
probably bo secured if tho proper
representations were made to tho
ofllcers of the Missouri Pacific
railway, and tho Comercial club
should take the matter up with
them as soon as possiblo and try
to secure this train for the benefit
of the residents nf the central and
southern sections of tho county.
A Want Ad In the Journal will
bring what you want
Wilkinson & Hall
The holding of successful sales is
our line. Our interests are with the
seller when it comes to getting every
dollar your property is worth. For
open dates addiess or call either of
us at our expense by phone Dates
can be made at .he Journal office.
-YILKItiSON & HALL-
Bought and Sold
Insurance Placed in Best
Farm Loans and Rental Agency
- Virgil I'.lnllis
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