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Merchandise Radically Underpriced
Copyright. 1001, by
Edward J. Clodc
mUKV descended Into the service
"Let mo sec." said Enid. "It
will ho nlnotoon years on tin;
22(1 of next Juno since you found mo
flouting serenely toward the Gulf Hook
in n deserted boat'"
"Yes, If you insist on accuracy as to
the date. I might cavil at your se
renity." "And I was 'estimated' as a year old
then? Isn't it a weird thing that a
' year old baby should bo sent adrift on
the Atlantic in an open boat and never
n word of inquiry made subsequently
ns to her fate? 1 fear I coil hi not have
been of much account In those days."
"My dear child, I have always told
you that the boat had been in collision
during the fog which had prevailed lor
Keveral days previously. Those who
were earing for you were probably
knocked overboard and drowned."
"But alone, utterly alone! That Is
the strangeness of it. I must be an
American. Americans start out to bus
tle for themselves early In life, don't
"Certainly in that respect you might
cl(iim the record."
Brand had not told her all the facts
of that memorable June morning. "Why
should he? They were not pleasant
memories to him. Why cumber her
nlso with them? For the rest lie had
drawn up and read to her long ago a
carefully compiled account of her res
cue and the steps taken to discover her
.r "I entered on nn active and useful
career with no such halo of glory,"
broke in Constance. "I am just plain
English, born in Brighton, of parents
not poor, but respectable. Mother died
a year after my birth, didn't she. dad?"
"You were thirteen months old when
we lost her," he answered, bending
over the clockwork attachment of the
fog bell to wipe off an Invisible speck
of dust. Since his first term of service
on the rock the light had changed from
an occulting to a llxed one.
"She Is buried there. Isn't site?" the
girl went on. "How strange that amid
our Journeying we have never visited
"If I were able to take you to her
graveside, I would not do It," said
Brand. "I do not encourage morbid
Bentiiiicnts even of, that perfectly nut
ural kind. Your mother to you, Con
stance, is like Enid's to her a dear but
visionary legend. In a degree it is al
ways so between loved ones lost and
those who are left. Truth, honor, work
these are the highest Ideals for the
individual. They satisfy Increasingly.
Happy as I am in your companionship,
you must not bo vexed when I tell you
that tho most truly joyful moment of
my life wns conferred when my little
friend hero first responded accurately
to external Influences."
Ho laid his hand on nn object resting
on a table by itself. It looked like nn
nnerohl barometer, but tho others knew
it was the mnrinc auriscopo to which
lie had devoted so many patient hours.
"Is It In working order now?" asked
Constance Instantly, and Enid came
nearer. Together they examined tho
small dial. It was equipped with an
arrow headed pointer and marked with
1he divisions of the compass, but with
out the distinguishing letters.
These three understood each other
exactly. By inadvertence tho conver
sation had touched on a topic concern
ing which Brand was always either
vague or silent. Both girls were quick
witted enough to know that Con
stance's mother was never willingly
alluded to either by the lighthouse
keeper or by tho elderly Mrs. Shop
pard, who looked after them In in
fancy and was now the housekeeper
of Laburnum cottage.
Constance was annoyed. How could
she have been so thoughtless as to
cause her father a moment's suffering
by bringing up painful reminiscences!
But ho helped her, being master of
He adjusted a switch In tho instru
ment. "I had no difficulty in constructing a
diaphragm which would intercept all
sounds," ho said. "The struggle came
when I wanted an agent which would
distinguish and register a particular
pet of sounds, no matter what addi
tional din might be prevalent at tho
same time. My hopes were wrecked so
often Hint I began to despair, until I
chanced to read one day how the high
tension Induction coll could bo tuned
to disregard electrical Influences other
Hum thoso Issued at tho same pitch.
My anxiety, until I had procured and
experimented with a properly con-
a structcd coll, was very trying, i assure
"I remember wondering what on
earth It was," volunteered Enid. "It
Rounded like a mathematical suinks.'
"And I am sorry to say that even yet
I am profoundly Ignorant as to its true
Inwardness," smiled Constance.
"Yet you girls delight In poets who
bid ywi hearken to the music of the
spheres. I suppose you will admit that
the ear of, say, Ben Bollard Is not tun
ed to such a celestial harmony. How
ever, I will explain my auriscopo in a
sentence. It only listens to and Indi
cates the direction of fog horns, sirens
and ships' bells. A shrill steam whistle
excites it, but the breaking of seas
aboard ship, the loud flapping of a pro
peller, the noise of the engines, of a
gale, or all these in combination, leave
"I remember once, when we were
going from Falmouth to l'orthalla In a
fog, how dreadfully dilllcitlt It was to
discover the whereabouts of another
steamer we passed en route," said his
"Well, with this little chap on the
bridge, tho pointer would have told
the captain unerringly. I don't suppose
it will be thick while you are here, or
you would see It pick up the distant
blasts of a steamer long before we can
hear them and follow her course right
round the arc of her passage. It Is
most Interesting to watch Its activity
when there are several ships using
their sirens. I have never had an op
portunity of testing it on more than
three vessels at once, but as soon as I
could deduce a regular sequence in the
seemingly erratic movements of the in
dicator I marked tho approach and
I passing of each with tho utmost ease."
"Would that stop collisions at sea?"
"Nothing will do that, because some
ships' olilccrs refuse at times to exer
cise due care, but with my instrument
on board two ships, and a time chart
attached to the drums, there would be
no need for a board of trade Inquiry
to determine whether or not the proper
warning was given. To the vast ma
jority of navigators It will prove an ab
"You clever old thing!" cried Enid.
"I suppose you will make heaps of
money out of it."
"The inventor is tho last man to
make money out of his invent Ions, as
' a rule," said Brand. "I suppose I differ
from the ordinary poor fellow inas
much as I am not dependent for a live
lihood on the success of my discovery."
"There's not the least bit of chance
of there being a fog tonight?" queried
Enid so earnestly that a wave of mer
riment rippled through the room.
"Not the least. In any event, you
two girls will be in bed and sound
asleep at 10 o'clock."
"Perish the thought!" cried Con
stance. "Bed at 10, during our first
and only night on a lighthouse!"
"You will see," said her father. "You
cannot Imagine how the clock dawdles
In this circumscribed area. Work alone
conquers It. Otherwise, men would
quit the service after a mouth's experi
ence." "Ship ahoy!" screamed Enid. "Hero
conies the Lapwing round Cam du.
Mr. Lawton must have lent her to
bring the relief. How kind of him."
"Tho Lapwing cannot approach the
rock," said Brand. "I will signal
'Landing Impossible today.' It will
save them a useless Journey."
lie selected tho requisite flags from
a locker, the phrase he needed being
coded. Soon the strong breeze was
trying to tear the bunting from tho
cordage, and though they could not
hear the three whistles with which the
little yacht acknowledged the signal,
they could easily see the Jots of steam
through their glasses.
Constance happened to overlook the
table on which stood the auriscopo.
"This thing has actually recorded
those whistles," she cried in wonder.
"What sort of whistle has the 'Lap
whig?" asked Brand.
"A loud and deep one, worthy of a
leviathan. It was n fad of Mr. Law
ton's. They say his siren consumes
more steam than Ills engines."
Her father laughed.
"Anyhow, he Is sticking to his
course," he announced. "I may as
well take in the decorations."
Undauntedly, but much flurried by a
sea ever Increasing In strength as tho
force of the ebb tide encountered the
resistance of the wind, the Lapwing
held on. With wind and sea against
her she would have made slow work of
It. As It was, there was help forth
coining for both Journeys unless tho
wind went back to the north again as
rapidly as It had veered to tho south
west. She would not bo abreast the rock
for nearly an hour, so Brand left tho
g Iris in cha rgo of. the lookout, wju I hylic
Challios at fie per yard.
Organdies and Dimities at 8,
9, 10, 12'., and lfU
Madras at 10, 12.,' and loo.
Tafletn Effects at 12'.., lf, 2T
Fanov White Goods at 10, 12.;,
10.20,2.') and .Tie.
White Linon for Shirtwaist.
Suits, :U5 inches wide, only 20c,
regular price 25e.
To make room for now goods:
Turnover Collars at He to 'Joe.
Other wash Collars ut loo to
A three months' trial
to the Delineator for 25c.
You know our reputation for square
visited the oil room. A wild night such
as he anticipated demanded full pres
sure at the lamp. If the air became
supersaturated, breakage of the glass
chimneys might take place, and ho must
have a good stock on hand. Water and
coal, too, were needed. The double ac
cident to Bales and Jackson had
thrown Into arrears all the ordinary
duties of the afternoon watch.
Naturally the pair In the lantern
found the progress of the yacht exas
"A nice Lapwing," said Enid scorn
fully. "I will tell Mr. Lawton ho outfit
to rcchrlsten her the Bantam. All her
power is in her crow."
When Brand Joined them matters be
came livelier. More accustomed than
they to the use of a telescope, ho made
"The two supernumeraries are there,"
he announced, "but 1 cannot see Law
ton. Indeed, so far as I can make out,
she Is commanded by Stanhope, dress
ed In Ben Pollard's oilskins."
"lie has loft Lady Margaret!" cried
"Ho never went home!" essayed
"Poor chap! He was going to take
jis for a drive tomorrow," said Con
stance. "To Morvah," explained Enid, with
a syllable emphasis meant for one pair
"It Is very nice of him to struggle on
and have a look at us," said Brand,
"lie can come close enough to see us,
hut that is all. Our small megaphone
will be useless."
Indeed tho Lapwing dared not ap
proach nearer than tho Trinity moor
ing buoy.' By thnt time the three, pro
tected from the biting wind by oilskin
coats, were standing on tho gallery.
The reef was bellowing up nt them
with a continuous roar. A couple of
acres of Its surface consisted of noth
ing more tangible than white foam and
Stanhope, resigning the wheel to a
sailor, braced himself firmly against
the little vessel's foremast and began
to strike n series of extraordinary at
titudes with his arms and head.
"Why Is ho behaving in that Idiotic
manner?" screamed Enid.
"Capital Idea semaphore clever fel
low, Jack," shouted Brand.
A baslicd, Enid held her peace.
The lighthouse keeper, signaling In
turn that he was receiving the mes
sage, spelled out the following:
"is all well?"
"Yes," he answered.
"Bates and Jackson reached hospital.
Bates compound fracture. If weather
moderates will bo with you next tide."
"All right," waved Brand.
Tho distant figure started again:
"L-o-v-e t-o E-n-t-d"
Enid Indulged In an extraordinary
"That spoils It," she screamed. "It
ought to he only kind regards to you,
Connie. I bellevo you are a serpent,
"Do stop your chatter," shouted
Brand, and ho continued the message:
"Weather looks very bad. Little hope
for tonight. Lancelot duo at 0. Will
see personally that no chance is lost.
"Goodby," was the response.
The Lapwing fell away astern from
thojrlcinjty of jtho jmoy.
Long wrist, black or white,
silk or lisle thread.
Long wrist black silk laco
Black and white silk, double
tipped lingers, at fiOe.
Lisle thread Gloves at 2.r)C.
An odd lot of Corsets nt 2.1,
10, 70 and 8."c. Thoso Corsets
lnivo also sold at from 40c to
Some American Beauty Cor
sets at 70c. each.
The best fiOe Summer Corset
Hadbags, 25c to $1.50. An all-leather
hanclbag, with coin purse, at 75c.
Dry Goods, Laces.
"Why Is he doing that?" U'kod Con
stance, close to her father's car.
"He Is loo good a sa !'.": t.) risk turn
ing her In that broken water. A little
farther out tlicie is greater depth and
more regular seas."
They watd'cl tr :' !! i! " !'.
At last her head swung round toward
the coast. When broadside on a wave
lilt her, and the spray leaped over her
"That gave them a wetting." cried
Brand, and his calm tone stilled their
ready fear. Indeed, there was greater
danger than he wanted them to know,
but the Lapwing reappeared, shaking
i herself and still turning.
1 "Good little boat!" said Brand. The
I crisis had passed. She was headed, at
full speed, for the bay. And not too
soon. Ere she reached the comparative
shelter of Clement's Island she was
swept three times by green water.
j Inside the lantern, their faces ruddy
with the exposure, their eyes dancing
j with excitement, tho girls were voluble
with delight. Could anything be more
thrilling than their experiences that
"That semaphore dodge Is too pre
cious to bo lost," cried Enid. "Connie,
you and I must learn the alphabet.
You shall teach us this very evening,
dad. Fancy me signaling you tho
whole length of the promenade: 'Just
look at Mrs. Wilson's bonnet,' or 'Here
come tho Taylor-Smiths. Scoot!' Oh,
She whirled her nrms In stiff Jointed
rigidity and mimicked Stanhope's fan
"Why should you scoot when you
meet the Taylor-Smiths?" asked Brand.
"Because Mrs. T.-S. hauls us "oft" to
tea and gives us u gallon of gossip
with every cup."
"I thought your box regarded gossip
as the cream?"
"Sex, Indeed! Old Smith Is worse
than his wife. Ho doesn't say much,
but ho winks. One of his winks, at the
end of a story, turns an episode Into u
three volume novel."
"It seems to mo I must teach you
the code In my own self defense," he
replied. "And now for tea. Let us
have It served here."
They voted this an admirable notion.
The girls enlivened the meal by relat
ing to him the doings and sayings of
current Interest ashore during the past
two months. By a queer coincidence,
which ho did not mention, his relief
was again duo within a week, Just as
on tho occasion of Enid's first appear
ance on the rock. The fact struck him
as singular. In all probability ho
would not return to duty. Ho had
completed twenty-one years of active
service. Now he would retire, and
when the commercial arrangements
for the auriscopo were completed he
would take' his daughters on a long
promised continental tour unless, In
deed, matters progressed between
Stanhope and Enid to the point of an
He had foreseen that Stanhope would
probably ask Enid to bo his wife, lie
know the youngster well and liked
him. For tho opposition that Lady
Margaret might offer ho cared not n
Jot. lie smiled Inwardly as the con
venient phrase has It when ho re
viewed the certain outcome of any
dispute between himself and her lady
ship. Ho would surprise her.
lira .ml the lighthouse ...keeper, nud
Children's sleeveless Vests, fie.
Children's long sleeve Vests
al lfio, were 2.e.
Nazaroth Waists, 20o each.
Ladies' sizes, 8.j, 10, 12v,'A"c.
Extra largo sizes, 12', if), 2,io.
Union Suits at 2.1, -10, fiOo.
Union Suits, long sleeve mid
long tight cud's, atfiOc.
Guuzo Drawers, laco trimmed,
TIoso nt 10, KM,, 15, 18, 2."i, .T..
Embroidered Hose, lf, 1H, .'l.rc.
Ladies' lace Hose. 1 ", 2.'), ,T)C.
Children s ami Misses' Hose,
lxl rib, 10, 1-J'jj, if., 2.1c.
dealing. Test it
Brand urging the claims of hls'ndopfcr?
daughter would be two very different
Of course nil Penzance knew that v
was a gentleman, a scientist In a small
way and a man of means. Otherwise
Constance ni'd Enid would not have oc
cupied the posltl.m they held In local my
clety. Thoso unacquainted with Eng
lish ways ot'ltimes make the mistake
of rating a man's social status by thr
means ho possesses or the manner S'
his life In Loudon. No greater ernvr
could be committed. The amnll. exclu
sive county town, tho community
which registers the family councctioiif?
of many generations, Is tho only re
liable Index. Here to be of gentle
birth and brooding not bad credentials
even hi the court of King Demos con
fers Brahinanlcal rank.no matter what,
the personal fortunes of the indivIduaL.
Brand, it Is true, did not belong to ir
Cornish county family, but there wore
those wl.i conu.itl him shrewdly. They
"regarded him as a well meaning crank,,
yet the edict went forth that his daugh
ters were to lie "received," and received.
they were, with pleasure and ndmlru
tlon, by all save such startled elderly
mammas as Lady Margaret Stanhope-,,
who expected her good looking son to
contract a marriage which would re
store the falling fortunes of the house:.
All unconscious of the, thoughts flit
ting through i hlglmiln, for Brand wus
busy trimming a spare lamp, the tvm
girls amused themselves by learnltur
the semaphore alphabet from a little-,
handbook which he found for themi.
When the night fell, dark audi lowers
lug, the lamp Avas lighted. They hurt'
never before soon an eight wicked con
centric burner in use. The shore-light-houses
with which they were ttcqunlittf
cd were illuminated by electricity or
on tho catoptric principle, wherein, ox
large number of small Argand lnmpv
with reflectors, are grouped together.
To Interest them, to keep their eyes
and ears away from the low water
orgy of the reef, he explained to theur
the capillary action of the oil'. Al
though they had learned these things In
school, they had not realized the er
netnoss of the statement that oil does
not burn, but must first bo converted
Into gas by the application of heat.
On the fJulf Hock there were iienrfy
.1,000 gallons of colza oil stored Ui thtt
tanks beneath, colza being used lax
preference to parallin because It was:
safer, and there was no storage nccom
modatlon apart from tho lighthouse.
Requiring much greater heat than
mineral oil to produce Inflammable gas,
the colza hifd to be forced by heavy
pressure In the cistern right up to the
edge of the wicks mid made to flow
evenly, over the rims of tho burner,,
else the fierce flame would cat the met
al disks as well.
lie road them a little lecture on the
rival claims of gas and electricity and
demonstrated how dazzlingly brilliant
the latter could ho on a dark, clear
night by showing them the fine light ou.
"But in hazy weather tho oil wins,"
ho said, with tho proper pride of every
man In his own engine. "Fishermen
sailing Into Penzance along u course
oquldlstnnt from the two points tell"
mo that If they con see anything at iilll
on a foggy night they Invariably entoili
a dull yellow radiance from the rout.
(Continued on Pago Six.)
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