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CHAPTER XII. Continued.
"I'vo been past it a hundred Urnes
I've struck a pick at around then anil
never found ore." said B!ak reflective
ly, "but Hint proves nothing. A thou
snml people walki'il wr tlt Little
Calaveras boron I found tin gilt.
Wall, John." In ri)tit'ltiili(l. relapsing
to tin raniillar Yankee drawl, " 'don't
this beat tlint'.' us Uncle Toby lluynes
used to say?"
"It certainly Is remarkable" said
John Unit. folding tin map. "How
did you hr.ppon to select this particu
lar spot, Jim?"
".Iiiht happened to that's all." was
I ho laconic reply I hid out claims
sill along here, but thl- one .seemed
the mo.-d likely."
"I suppose your claims cover the
ground Indicated on till-, map. don't
they?" asked John
"It don't make a bit or difference
whether they do or not." asserted
Wake with much lgor. "If you find
ore, the claim Is your-t. John, and don't
you forget It!"
"Suppose we no partners In the
Sailor mlnu," suggeuod John. "I have
a tidy sum ol' money, and I'll offset
that nnd the map against your claim
and experience. What do you say,
"It's not fair to yon. John, but I'll
gladly accept, and here's my hand on
After breakrast they sot about lo
cating the sailor's vein. In less than
an hour Jim Blake sunk his pick Into
n quartz lock which showed free gold.
While Jim was gloating over his find,
John appeared from behind a ledge.
H handed Hlake a nugget which
weighed fully ton pounds, and a
glance to say nothing of the weight
showed It to be almost solid gold,
lilake grasped It, devoured Its dull
gloss with sparkling eyes, and hurled
bis hat high In the air.
"We are rich! We are rich!" ho
shouted until the rocks resounded.
"Monte Cristo was a beggar compared
with Burton & Hlake! Hurrah ror
the Sailor mine and John Hurt! You
can't keep a good man down! Hur
rah!" CHAPTER XIII.
The Quest for Gold.
The two young giants performed
wonders In the three weeks which fol
lowed their discovery of gold. Glow
ing with health ami strength, and In-,
spired by ambition, they gnawed
ragged holes Into the side of the
mountains with their pick, and drills.
Several nuggets wore round, but these
were of small value compared with
the broad stratum or ore which opened
out from the spot selected by John
Hurt. The claim chosen by Hlake
soon exhausted Itself, and be turned
his attention to the third, expressing
Vi fear that he wa.s a "hoodoo."
"Hut 'there's luck In odd numbers
says Hory O'Moare,"' sang Hlake as
he poised on a shelving ledge and vig
orously drove a crowbar into a crev
ice. Ero tho sun dropped below tin
range he bad uncovered another wide,
deep vein of gold-bearing quartz.
Tho spring rains sot In and the
brook became a roaming, thundering
torrent. Avnlnuches tore down the
mountain Bides, plowed their way
over the cliff, and. with a roar which
shook the cabin, hurled themselves
into tho valley. The pluo trees lost
their plumes of snow, and sang In a
higher key the refrain which told of
roller from burdens arried complain
lngly ror months.
Piled In gray heaps near the tunnel
was ore worth not less than rorty
thousand dollars. With the flight of
the snow and the birth of spring.
Hlake wearied or bis task and longed
lor Its rewards.
"Tell you what let's do. John," h
said one night after supper. "U-t's go
. to Auburn and negotiate tho sale of
these mines.. Wo ought to get bl'
money for the Sailor, John."
"How much?" asked John, after a
"Half a million," replied Hlake posi
tively, with a loving accent on 'be
"million." "Half a million Is ,ead
cheap. Don't you think so. John?"
"I shnll not sell my Interest at
lejfet. not at present." said John Hurt,
"and I advise you not to. Wo can
handle this property without troublo,
nnd mnko moro in developing It than
by selling It. Besides. I doubt if wo
can got an offer of half a million."
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"We can try. John." said Hlake
hopefully "Two hundred and llfty
thousand dollars Is a lot of money. I
would tak it In a minute if I could
get It '
They discussed the matter ror
hours, but Ulake would not recede
from his position. Dangling before
his eyes was n purse containing two
hundred and llfly thousand dollars, to
be obtained without further work or
worry. It meant pleasure, allluence,
ease, liberty It wna enough. Not ho
with John Unit. When the rock
ciumbled beneath the first blow of his
pick and the ten pound nugget gleamed
in tin shale, ho recalled the parting
words or Peter Hurt quoting the lan
guage or Isaiah: "1 will give thee the
treasiiM's or darkness and the hidden
riches or secret places."
"We'll talk no more about this mat
tor to-night. Jim." ho said, when Hlake
had Mulshed tolling or the groat things
which could be accomplished with a
quarter or a million dollars. "I'll think
It over ror two or three days, mid then
we'll take the question up and de
Hlake curbed his Impatience and
worked and waited. Ho know John
Hurt well enough not to mention the
topic during the days which followed.
One evening, after supper. John
spent an hour or more figuring in an
"I suppose you are still determined
to sell your share in those mines,
Jim?" said John.
"1 am, ir I can get an offer of a quar
tet or a million," replied Jim.
"You're making a mistake, old
man." said John Hurt, laying bis hand
on his frlend'H shoulder, "but you
have as much right to your opinion as
I have to mine. So wo will call that
settled. I told you I would make you
a proposition, and bore It is. There
are two mines, and they look equally
promising. I propose that you take
one and I take the other. We will
call tin south one 'Sailor A' and tho
north 'Sailor H.' You cau have your
"That's not fair!" said Jim. "I'll
play you a game of seven-tip ror the
first choice; three games or ton points
each best two out or three to take
"All right." responded John, as
Hlako produced a well worn pack or
cards and shulllod them. "But berore
wo play, lot me Mulsh my proposition.
You wish to sell your claims ror two
hundred and fifty thousand If you can
timl a purchaser. Will you give me an
option on your claim. I'll glvo you
live thousand In cash for tho follow
ing option on your claim you to deed
mo all your rights in consideration or
one hundred thousand dollars, payable
In sixty days from this dnte; one hun
dred thousand payable in six months
rrom date, und one hundred thousand
payable in one year rrom date. And "
"You hot your lire I will," Interrupt
ed Hlake, extending bis hand. Mnko
It two thousand In cash, John. That
will be enough. Mnko it two thousand
nnd I'll go you."
"We will call It twonty-fivo hundred,
and you can have the other twenty
live hundred ir you need it," said John
smiling. "Hut I had not finished.
You shall have one-hnlf or the pro
ceeds from the sale or tho ore already
mined. That Miould net you 125,000.
You reed not sbnke your bead. In
any 'rrnngomtint I may mnko with
outsh'TS you shall have ten per cent
or all profits payable to me. I wish to
feel i tat you will always have an In
tore?; In the Sailor mine,"
"Ail right. John," said Jim. finally.
Now we'll play that game or seven
up." H'ako won the first game and John
the second. In the third game John
had two to go, and Blake lacked six
points. It was his deal. He turned
two jacks broro tho trump was se
lected, and then mnde high, low, Jack,
and the game, and won tho rubber and
tho first choice,
"Lucky in cards, unlucky In love,"
laughed Hlake as he aroso rrom tho ta
ble. "Sailor A is mine subject to
your option, John."
John drow up an agreement and. an
option, which both signed, and the
firm of Hurton & Hlake was dissolved.
Hlako accepted twenty-llvo hundred
dollars In cash, and three days later
both an I veil In tho little mlnlnt; town
of Auburn, from which they sont a
trustworthy man back to tho cabin, to
remain on. guard until John Hurt returned.
Bidding Blake adieu for ,i wee m
more. Hurt proceeded to San Fran
He engaged rooms In tho Palace ho
tol registering under tho name o
John Burton and made Inquiries eon
coming tho loading mining experts o'
the city. Ho decided to present bit
cum to David Parker. Ho wrote the
famous export brier letter, and wat
duly accorded an interview.
During tin brier preliminary con
venation, John Burt studied David
Parker an I decided to trust him. Thee
In related tho story or the discover?
nt the Sailor mine.
"I have always believed that thou
hills that those hills contained
gold." said David Parker hesitatingly.
"Why do you come to me. Mr. Bur
ton?" ho asked. "I am not an -an In
vestor. I'm an expert at least, an
an alleged expert."
"I wish you to refer me to tin In
vestor." replied John Unit. You are
nn export in metals and should bo In-
capitalists. You know them: 1 don't "
"Oo and see John Hawkins." said
Dnv.J Parker, as a faint smile fro.e
on his race. h' Is honest but b'ird -hard
as granite. I hope you may suc
ceed with hltn Mr. Burton, ir you
and Mr. Hawkins cannot come to
terms. 1 I might refer you to otbois.
flood day; good day. sir and good
As David Parker predicted. John
Burt had little trouble In securing an
Interview with John Hawkins, million
aire mine owner and investor.
Ho wrote tho name "John Burton"
on n card and gave It to an attendant.
Two burly men stood In the doorway.
nniHiIni? in make some parting re
mark, which was followed by roars or
merriment. The attendant brushed
past them as they closed the door.
"Toll hltn to come In." was the or
der given In a voice sonorous through
the heavy partition.
John Burt's education In tho otl
quetto of servility nnd In adulation or
material things was singularly defec
tive. Tills may have boon due to bis
country training. It never occurred to
John Burt that lie should stand In awe
of the Hawkins millions. He was im
pressed by the leonine head and gi
gantic proportions of the magnate, as
an artist Is when be contemplates for
tho trst time bonus stupendous work
or nature. He returned the great
man's ga. before which most strang
ers quailed and faltered, with an an
swering look which calmly assorted
an equality, yielding deference only
to a seniority ot years.
"How do you do? What can I do
ror you. sir? Take a chair." Mr.
Hawkins glanced again at tho card,
tossed It on his desk, and wheeled anil
confronted John Burt, who had ac
cepted this gruff Invitation.
"I own or control some recently dis
covered gold mines, and am in San
Francisco for the purpose of Interest
ing capital In their development,"
said John Burt. "I am informed that
you are an investor in mining proper
ty. 1 am In a position to submit prop
ositions which may result to our
"Whom are they?" growled Mr.
For an answer John stepped behind
the capitalist and placed bis lingers
on a point Indicated on a large map of
California which hung on the wall.
"They are located on tho west slope
of the Sierra Novadas. at an altitude
of about two thousand feet above tho
river, five miles south of the Wormley
trail," said John. "Here Is a rough
detailed map of the surroundings."
He handed the chart to Mr. Hawkins.
"There Is no gold there not an
ounce," declared tho magnate. "You
have round a mare's nest, young man.
I looked that country over ton years
ago. There's no gold there."
"My partner and I have extracted
rorty thousand dollars' worth or high
grade ore thorn In throe weeks," said
John Burt quietly. "Here Is a speci
men of It. Here Is something else."
He placed a sample of ore and the ten
pound nugget In Hawkins' out
(To bo continued.)
DESERVED ANSWER HE GOT.
RaDroad Head Was Wrong in "Calling
When A. A. Robinson, or tho Moxi
enn Central railroad, was the inspiring
genius or the Santa Ke. be orton vis
ited the big shops In Topeka. One day
while on a tour or Inspection lie watch
ed a machinist execute a piece, or
work. Now, Mr. Robinson prides him
self upon bis knowledge of every
branch of the railroad service. Upon
this occasion It struck him that tho
machinist was not doing his work
"My friend." ho said, "that Is
Tho machinist, who did not recog
nize the railway mngnate, replied;
"Suppose It is; what business Is It
"I am A. A. Robinson," the railroad
manager nnswered sternly.
Tho machinist turned white.
"I beg a thousand pardons," he said.
"I hope my Impertinence will not cost
me my Job, I have a wire and flvo
children, and to lose my place would
mean poverty to them. I nm sorry I
said It, but you soo wo have so many
visitors hero who glvo us advice about
our work that we can't toll one damn
fool from another."
Mr. Robinson, who Is full of humor,
laughed heartily and assured tho ma
chinist that his Job would not be in
investigation revealed that tho ma
chinist was executing the work cor
rectly, and that Mr. Robinson wa?
iroug. Topekn Capital.
Singleton I'm getting awfully gray
doctor. Is there no remedy fo Jt?"
Dr. OruffYes. (ot marrloJ
Iffy r-Ocv-'-yrtL zz .
Fancy Blouse Waist.
No form of tho 1830 shoulder Is
more graceful than this one and none
gives better Hues. The waist also
U admirable In every wny and suits
nil the fabrics or the season. Tho
shallow yoke, tho plaits below nnd
tho full, drooping sleeves all are fea
tures and most admirable ones, while
tho extensions, in the form of box
plaits, over the shoulders make quite
tho latest of the season. Tho model
Is made of champagne colored
oolleune ombrolded In ring dots and
Is combined with finely tucked muslin
anil lace, the use or this last with wool
fabrics being essentially smart, but
innumerable combinations might bo
The waist Is made over a smoothly
fitted lining that closes at the center
front and itself consists of fronts,
back and yoke, the closing belug
mado Invisible beneath the first plait
nt tho left of tho front and nt tho
left shoulder seam. Tho sleeves aro
cut In ono piece ench nnd nro ar
ranged over the foundations that nro
faced to form tho cults, the extension
at tho left shoulder being hooked Into
placo after the waist Is closed.
Tho quantity of material required
for tho medium slzo Is 4 yards 21
inches wide, 1 yards 27 Inches wide,
or 2' yards 44 Inches wide, with 1
yard of tucking, 3j yards of applique
and 2 yards of lace for frills.
Many of the French blouses nro
mado with an elastic, one-halt Inch
in width run In at tho waist line. This
brings tho blouse into tho figure, and
still leaves it looso and springy
enough for comfort. It docs away with
bolts and pins, which are both un
sightly and bothersome to adjust.
Ruchlngs and Shlrrings on Parasols.
All sorts of trimmings are being
used on parasols, such as ruchlngs,
lace, appliques, shlrrings, smocklngs,
tucks, plaltlngs sunburst and accor
dion varieties and Insertions of em
broidered bands, to say nothing of
Rub nil rusty places on Iron with
In purchosing tinned goods alwoys
look whether the head or the tin Is
concave, a bulging appearance being
ini'icatlvo of decomposition.
A few drops of alcohol rubbed on
the Inside of lamp chimneys will re
novo all trace of grensy smoko when
water alone Is ot no avail.
'I ho lid of a teapot should always
be left so that air gets In. Slip In a
piece of paper to keep It open. This
prevents mustiness. The same rulo
applies to a coffee pot.
To prevent n cake from becoming
heavy when taken out or the oven
always allow tho steam to escapo
from It. This can be done by puttiug
the cake on a wire moat stand.
An easy method of cleaning clastic
stockings or anklets Is to rub them
well with a clean cloth dipped in
warm Hour. Keep on applying clean
flour till the articles are quito clean.
As a nervo soother there Is nothing
equal to an aromatic bath. Take 30
grams of pure alcohol and 2 grams
ench of essence of thymo and essence
of romarln. Pour Into tho warm bath
water and mix thoroughly. After the
bath dry the skin thoroughly, but not
too briskly, so that tho sedative ef
fects ot tho hath may be retained.
Iletiro to bod us soon after tho bath
is possible, and you will bleep.
This Season's Muslins.
Tho organdies nud muslins for this
season show In tho diaphanous folds
patterns of largo (lowers, or flowers
massed Into largo bouquets. Moss
roses, azaleas, pink roses, bunches of
purple lilac nud exquisite designs ot
all tho popular blossoms promlso thnt
tho summer girl of 1901 will carry out
tho largo flowered effect In hoi
Two cups sugar, .'! eggs, two-thirds
cup of buttor, 1 cup milk, 3 cups
Hour, 1 toaspoonful soda, 2 teaspmn
k, jr a 74 'II77H7
The .Newest In Fashions Colored
Handkerchiefs to Be One of Fash
ion's Vagaries Recipes That Will
fills cream ot tnrtar. Havo threo
pans of equal size nnd divide tho
dough Into three parts. Bake two
parts as plain cake; add to tuo re
maining dough 2 teaspoons molasses,
half teaspoouful cinnamon and bntf
toaspoonful mace. Put the dnrk layer
between the two light layers while
warm with Jelly between nnd ptess
It lightly with tho hand in puttiug to
gether. Pendent embroidery trimming Is n
novelty Just long narrow strips of
lino embroidery dropping like a fringe
from the band ot insertion.
When tho bodice blouses over tho
gltdle in the back there Is a fancy
for underlining with n little Inco frill,
making it look like a lace-edged bo
lero. With the linen shortwalst patterns
there come embroidered bauds for tho
collur, cuffs and front piece, nnd four
big embroidered buttons to match.
About the best muterial for nn all
around ttavollng gown Is mohair,
winch conies now ns sodatoly plnln or
as frivolously fancy as nnyoue could
It Is predicted that the old-fashioned
threo cornered laco nnd em
broidered fbawls of our grandmoth
ers tlmo will be revived for Rummer
carriages and evening wraps.
Handkerchiefs Now in Colors.
Colors will be more of a feature In
women's hnndkerchlefs than they
have been In many Bonsons. A cer
tain number of colored novelties nro
sold ench year to accompany tho col
ored summer frocks, but owing to the
reign of white in general fashions tho
number of these has greatly do
creased during the two past summers.
Now that tho white corner Is broken,
colored handkerchiefs aro rapidly re
turning to favor ror the summer, at
lenst. So Inr the color portion con
sists or patterns formed by embroid
ered dots tho "Jewel" effect ot the
OH stains should bo washed out in
To rcmovo ink or iron mold stains
wet them with milk and cover with
Powdered pipeclay, mixed with wat
er, will rcmovo oil stains from wall
paper. To keop silver which Is not ofton
used from growing black keep the ar
ticles In canton flannel bags with
small bags filled with bits ot gum
camphor packed among them.
Rubber rings which aro used on
fruit cann often become hard and brit
tle. To soften them lot thorn soak
Fancy Etons of all sort mnko tho
favorites of the season and aro most
charming, either mado to match tho
skirts or ot the pretty, sort silks
that aro so much In vogue. This ono
Is Biilted to either use but Is shown
In champagno colored volllng, with a
ppllquo of heavy laco and collar ot
silk overlaid with laco motifs, und in
ntched tho skirt. Tho combination
pr ' !' '
ten to thirty mlnute3 In one part nm
monla and two parts of water.
Leather belts or boots which have
been water soaked may bo softened
by rubbing plentifully with cunt oil. If
tho leather Is very much soiled wash
It tlrst with good hot soap suds.
Misses' Collarless Jacket.
Tho collarlesH Jacket marks tho
season for young girls as well as for
grown folk 'and 110 better model Is
shown than this ono with scams that
extend to the shoulders nt front and
back. Tho ptyllsh ono which served
ns 11 model for tho drawing Is mado
of tan colored cloth with bandings
ot fancy braid und bnndsomo t pearl
buttons ovcrlnld with gold, but all tho
materials used for Jackets suit tho
model cqunlly well. The mandolin
sleeves aro new nnd fashionable but
plain ones can be substituted and aro
always in vogue.
The Jacket consists of fronts and
Bldc-fronts, back and side-backs, with
doublo under-arm gores that allow of
careful and successful fitting. Tho
mandolin Mcevcs are mado In ono
piece, but the plnln ones consist ot
upper and unders In regulation coat
Tho quantity of matorlal required
for tho medium rIzo (14 years) Is ZVt
yards 27 Inches wide, 2 yards 44
Inches wide or Hi yards 52 Inches'
How to Dust a Room.
Soft cloths mnko the best dusters.
In dusting any piece of furnlturo, be
gin at tho top and dust down, wiping
carefully with the cloth, which can
be frequently shaken. Mnny peoplo
have no Idea of what dusting It to
accomplish, and Instead of wiping oft
and removing tho dust, It Is simply
flirted off Into tho air, and noon set
tles back again on the dusted article.
It carefully taken up on a cloth, It
can be shaken out ot a window into
the open air. It Is much less work
to cover up furnlturo while swooping,
than to bo obliged to elenn tho dust
out nftorward. The blessing of plain
ness in decoration Is appreciated by
tho thorough housokcoper who at
tends to hor own dusting.
Is omlnently attractive ono and th
0 stylo or tho garmont Is peculiarly
chic and smart. The coat oxtonslona
nt the hack glvo a most doslrablo
slender effect to tho flguro whllo tho
sort folds provided by the tucks be
low tholr stltchlngs nro exceedingly r
racerul and becoming. Tho quantity
of matorlal required for tho medium
slzo Is 4-Ti yards 21 or 2Vij yards 14
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