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"Vanisliiii;? Fleets." a story of "what
misfit have happened." opens in "Wash
ington with the United States and Japan
on the verse of war. Guy Hillier, sec
retary of the British embassy, and Miss
Norma Roberts, chief aide of Inventor
Roberts, are introduced as lovers. At the
rnost inopportune moment Japan declares
war. Japan takc the Philippines. The
entire country is in a state of turmoil be
cause of the government's indifference;
Guy Hillier starts for England with se
cret message and is compelled to leave
Norma Roberts, who with military of
ficers also leaves "Washington on mys
terious expedition for an isolated point on
the Florida coast. Hawaii is captured by
the Japs. All ports are closed. Jap licet
is fast approaching western coast of
America. Sieo. Japanese spy. discovers
Fecrel preparations for war. H follows
auto carrjin;; presidential cabinet. He un-r-iirths
souicc of Kreat mystery and llees.
murmuring: "The gods save Nippon."
KleelriK to Paciiic coast. SieRO is shot
down just as journey to jjet awful news
to Japan seems successful. Japan an
nounces intention to attack seaports.
Tokio learns of missing Japanese lleet
and whole world becomes convinced that
United States has some powerful war
agency. England decides to send a lleet
to American waters as a Canadian pro
tection against what the British suppose
is a terrible submarine liotilla. Hillier Is
also sent to Canada to attempt to force
Ills way through American lines witlf a
message to the president in order that
protection for the fleet may be assured.
Japan appeals to Britain for aid. British
fleet departs, amid misgivings of English.
Fleet mysteriously disappears, a sailor
picked upon on a raft being the only evi
dence of the loss. Powers begin to fear
for their safety. Hillier makes a failure
of effort to deliver message to the presi
dent. War between Great Britain and
Germany is threatened. The kaiser dis
appears. King Edward of England is
confronted by Admiral Kevins of the
CHAPTER XI. Continued.
To summon a king, a prime minister
ami the highest official of the earth's
most mighty navy to a private inter
view at midnight! Even in times like
these it seeml'd preposterously impu
dent; but this man came as a friend
from the land of silent terror which
threatened to conquer the world, was
undoubtedly in deadly earnest, and
was a means of information between
what had actually happened and what
was to come.
" 'Time will not wait, even for
kings,' " quoted the monarch with
some undershade of bitterness, and
from his guest came the whispered re
turn: "No, time cannot wait, even for
The monarch slowly settled back into
the hollow depths of his chair and, a
if seeking a moment's respite to re
view the situation looked upward at
the hangings of his box and then out
toward the garish lights of the stage.
The hush of expectancy over the house
had reached a climax of intensity, and
the master of ceremonies in a raucou.
voice was shouting toward the roof iu
deliberately prolonged tones: "Arc
you all ready?" From somewhere
. above them came a faint response,
"Yes." and then with speed gathered
by its long flight through the air
there came flashing comet-like from
high above an extended splotch of
white, the sound of a sharp splash,
and a burst of applause as the "event
of the evening," a high dive, was con
summated. Neither occupant of the
royal box paid any attention to this
feat. Ilevins remained in an attitude
of expectancy, waiting for the king's
next words. The success or failure
of his enterprise might depend upon
them, and in this light they seemed
of almost tragic consequence.
"What do you propose?" the ruler
asked, again facing the admiral as
though there had been no lapse of
time; and the other, relieved by this
sign of assent, gave an involuntary
and deep-drawn sigh of relaxation.
"If your majesty will be so kind. I
think it best that I should meet you in
the palace within an hour after your
departure from this theater. That
will give leeway for the other gentle
men to respond to the summons and
be there at the appointed time."
The band struck up "God Save the
King." in token of the closing of the
performance, and from where they
were they could see the audience
standing, in total ignorance of the
presence of his majesty and unaware
of the fact that a momentous inter
view, involving life and death, peace
and war. and the welfare of empire
was being conducted in a tiny over
hanging box above them, while a
leering mask of tragedy stared hollow
. eyed from the stage as If in mockery.
The king and the admiral were both
en their feet, the one looking absent
mindedly through an aperture, hi?
mind concentrated on the decision he
must make, and the other watching
and waiting with breathless suspense.
Below the throng began a steady
movement toward the exits, constant
ly dissipating itself, nud the house
was almost emptied before the officer
had his reply.
"Very well, you ma come, ard I
fiball have the otherj r-ent for at
Eevins gave a quick start of c-rulta-'ion;
but his companion continued
without a pause:
"I shall be there within half an
hour, and shall instruct the guard at
the cuter gate to admit you immediate
ly on your arrival."
His companion he:d up a hand as if
forgetting something. "If your maj
esty pleases, I shouid prefer that you
instruct the guard at the private en
trance leading from the garden in the
To this also the king acceded, at
tributing it to a desire for conceal
ment on the part cf his compan jji,
who almost at once made his adieu,
passed "out beyond the curtains,
through the door, and joined the last
of the lagging crowd. The fog had
not abated, but seemed even more im
penetrable than in the earlier hours
They Stood for a Moment,
of the evening and rendered traffic
more difficult. Here and there came
the glow and halation of an arc light,
dimly showing through a veil and
lighting up a tiny radius in the gloom.
A constable kept calling: "Keep close
to the wall! Keep close to the wall!"
his voice sounding from a long dis
tance and muffled. Cabmen were in
sistently shouting, and when Bevins
came to the first street crossing he
was almost run down by a slow-moving
automobile whose eyes stared at him
suddenly like those of a great beetle.
It was the king driving to his resi
dence. At Buckingham palace, where the
royal banner was hanging sodden
from its staff, the guards with busbys
coated with the perspiration of the
night, tramped briskly to and fro at
the great iron gates in front as well
as past the gates of the garden on
Buckingham road, a half mile in the
rear. The time of the appointment was
past when the guard at the private en
trance received the expected visitor
with a comment of surprise and apol
ogy that he had not been accompanied
through the gardens by the farther
"Very thoughtless and unusual, sir,"
he said, "and I'll report them at once."
"No, no, don't do that," Bevins
hastily requested. "I wished to come
alone. By his majesty's permission,"
he added, and the man conducted him
to the private audience chamber,
where he was given a seat.
The prime minister entered only a
few minutes later and stared hard at
Bevins, evidently trying to recall
whether or not they had met before,
and seeming to remember something
familiar in the face. They waited
without speaking until the lord of the
admiralty appeared, showing from his
garb that he had been compelled to
hasten his coming; and then came the
"Gentlemen." he said, turning to the
others, "this is Admiral Robert Bevin:
of the United States navy."
Had he said: "Gentlemen, here is an
assassin with a pocketful of bombs,"
the effect on the members of his cabi
net could have been hardly less
marked. Bevins bowed and extended
his hand to each in turn, assuring
them of his friendliness. The king
himself without parley conducted
them to a more private room, and
offered each in turn a cigar, after
which he looked inquiringly at his
guest, who answered by drawing from
his pocket a sealed dispatch, which he
delivered. It was torn open and read
in silence, passing from hand to hand,
after which the admiral, without pre
lude, plunged into his subject.
"As will be witnessed by the dis
patches I have brought, the United
States wishes nothing more than com
plete harmony. It has been compelled
Tor the sake of peace to adopt rather
'unprecedented methods, which I can '
assure you will at least revolutionize
all methods of warfare as generally!
understood. The letter is to reassure
The two members of the ministry
looked at each other ia strained sus
pense, and eagerly waited for the
American to continue, which he did
after brief thought, ia which time he
gravely studied the king's face.
"It has cot been pleasant for my
country to take the steps it has; bul
there were no ether means of estab
lishing and maintaining perhaps for
ever a continued state of peace. Gen
tlemen, I believe that the day of war
has nearly seen its sunset. I be
lieve if you will intrust yourselves to
my care for the next few hours, under
my assurance as a representative of
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the King and the Admiral.
my government and as a friend of his
majesty's, that no harm will come to
any cf you. that I can convince you
of what I have said, as well as of the
ttselessness of strife."
Again there was silence, while those
in the room looked at each other ques
tioningly. "Yes, it will require your leaving
the palace," the admiral continued as
if responding to an interrogation, and
then with grim humor added, "that
notwithstanding the disappearance of
the kaiser and his chancellor."
The ministers shook their heads, in
dicating that it was impossible. The
monarch, however, sat steadily watch
ing and listening, flicking the ash now
and then from his cigar and smooth
ing an end of leaf which had pulled
"The reason this is necessary," the
officer hastened to add. "is that your
people will never understand the pow
er of the United States nor believe in
it on less distinguished testimony than
that which you will be able to render.
Even then it will be hard for them to
comprehend that my country is in pos
session of an engine of war that could
bring all nations to its feet, or anni
hilate them if it chose."
His hearers stiffened up for a mo
ment, reading in this placid assertion
"No, it not a menace to you or the
world, if you will but grant my wish.
Gentlemen, I am asking you to be my
guests in the name cf humanity, which
is above all rulers and above all gov
ernments!" His voice was vibrant
and almost pleading in his anxiety to
gain his point.
The king alone seemed half In
clined to go. "I have known Bcvin?
for 30 years," he said slowly, "and we
have been very good friends, indeed
intimate at times, and I would intrust
my life in his keeping; but a man and
a king are two different beings. As a
man I would go at once; but as the
representative head of a nation I can
not take the risk unless there is no
The minister and the lord of the
admiralty spoke together in their dis
approval, and besought their superior
to refuse such a demand under any
and all conditions. Bevins saw that
he was losing his point, and stepped
into the breach.
"Wait!" he begged, rising to his
USE FOR WASTED WOOD
Government Trying to Save Half the
Trees Now Thrown Away.
According to the statistics of gov
ernment experts less than 50 per
cent, of the average tree as it stands
in the woods comes into the market in
the form cf merchantable products.
The remainder is allowed to go to
The growing scarcity of timber has
caused the government to try to find
a use for all of it. Laboratories were
established to investigate the value
for pulp purposes of various abundant
woods and to save the valuable spruce
and poplar forests for lumber.
Experimental studies resulted in a
method of chemical examination
which not only demonstrates the rela
tive valua of turpentine ohtri?e( froir
feet. "Will your majesty permit me
to bring other proof that what I ask
is for the best?"
The king nodded.
"Then grant me an order to the
guard at the door which will enablo
me to pass without interruption and
There was the pressure of a button,
an order to the equerry to do as the
visitor wished, and the officer bowed
himself out of the rcom.
His majesty's advisers began an
impassioned appeal that he should un
der all circumstances refuse to leave
the security "of his palace. They
pointed out the dangers "which might
assail him in many ways, despite the
fact that his visitor was his friend;
but to all of these advices he made no
reply, lounging in a careless attitude
and blowing wreaths of smoke toward
the shaded electric lights above his
head. There was a rap at the door,
and it was thrown open by an equerry,
who stood at attention, his face be
traying no sign of anythinjVinusual.
Into the room entered a'jWier visi
tor, followed by Bevins, w closed
the door after him. Tln materializa
tion of a ghost could have created no
greater surprise. The king dropped
his cigar on the carpet and, like his
companions, jumped to his feet and
stood like a statue. The prime minis
ter's hand was half poised in the air
and remained there while the lord of
the admiralty shoved his head forward
in an attitude of awe-struck question
ing. The king broke the silence. "Field!
is that you?" he asked, in utter aston
ishment. "Yes, your majesty, it is I," and he
advanced to meet the king, who sud
denly held out his hand.
The ethers rushed forward almost
incoherent in greeting the admiral
who had sailed away in command of
the great fleet cf demonstration and
had been given up as dead.
Field was apparently enjoying the
situation, and waited until they began
to ask question before expressing his
views. "I am under my word of hon
or, or I might say parole "
"Not that," Bevins interrupted. "You
are not a prisoner."
"Well, under promise then, that I
shall say nothing concerning the mys
tery which I now thoroughly under
stand." He made a little grimace as
if the subject brought up unpleasant
recollections of defeat, and went on.
"I am here to-night as the guest of
our friend the admiral. He has told
me of his failure to convince you that
what he asks is necessary, and I have,
come to add my arguments to his,
urging upon you to do as he says. He
has told you the truth when he say3
that it may mean an end to war."
The ministers and the lord of the
admiralty looked shocked; but the
king made a decision without hesi
tancy. "I will accept, and believe it
best that the others should accompany
me. Jt was conclusive.
They donned their light coats, and
when the monarch stepped from hi?
wardrobe a moment later he, too, was
garbed for his trip and preceded then;
down the hallways, through corridors
and arched doors, over heavy car
pets where the noise of their feet was
deadened, and across tiled floors
where the ring of their boot-heels dis
turbed the silence. Only once did the
king halt, and that was for Bevins to
indicate whether it was desirable to
pass through the private door or into
the broader corridor leading toward
the front of the palace. They chose
the former course, passed the wonder
ing sentry at the door, and out into
the night. The odor of June flowers
came to them on every side through
the weird veil of fog, and from the
drive beyond the pile of stone and
brick came the steady clattering of
horses' hcofs. They walked closely
together, the king holding Bevins
arm. The sentry heard their feet
steadily crunching out over the grav
eled walks, started at the sound of a
melancholy, far-reaching whistle, won
dering whether it was a signal of
some strange import, and then re
sumed bis usual motionless attitude.
The king and his ministers had been
taken by the fog, the night and the
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
the pine tree by various methcJs, but
also shows that it is possible by steam
distillation processes to obtain from
refuse southern pine a grade of tur
pentine equal for all practical pur
poses to gum spirits, which is the
product obtained by scarifying the
trunks of living trees. The Path
finder. The Other Half Is Waiting.
One of the most pitiable sights ia
the world is that of people who are :
using only a small bit of their ability,
while the rest of it is waiting to be
used. It is still ineffective because
of the many little weaknesses or pe
culiarities, the bad habits, or the lack
cf preparation, which handicap and
make practically ineffective the whole J
ie. success Magazine.
The census branch of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada,
has completed its -returns of the' show
ing of Western Canada's grain yield
for 1908, and the reports make very
Interesting reading. In the three prov
inces of Manitoba. Saskatchewan and
Alberta, which comprise what may be
known as Central Canada, there was a
total wheat yield of about 107,000,000
bushels, worth to the farmer about
185,000,000; in addition to this the oat,
barley and flax crops were worth an
other $35,000,000. Letters have been
received from many of the settlers
from the United States. From these,
that of Rev. Oscar L. King has been
selected. He lives in the vicinity of
Edmonton, Alberta, and what he says
will be of interest to those who con
template moving to Central Canada.
Every line of the letter is interesting.
Those who wish for the particulars as
to how to secure homesteads and pre
emptions should write any Canadian
Government agent. Mr. King says:
"Mr. M. V. Mclnnnes, Detroit, Mich
igan: I am well satisfied with Al
berta. This country offers excellent
opportunities for anyone to make a
coed home for himself and family
if he Is willing to put up with a few
hard knocks for the first two or three
years. But it is worth a few hard
knocks to get a IGO-acre farm of rich,
productive land with no mortgage 'on
it. This province is well fitted for
grains, stock raising and dairying. We
have found the climate generally
healthful, more healthful than Mich
igan, and although the thermometer
sometimes drops to 40 degrees below
zero in winter, yet we do not seem to
feel that temperature any more than
wo did 5 or 10 degrees below zero in
'Michigan. We like the winters.
"The Government takes great inter
est in the education of the people and
quickly aids the settlers in establish
ing schools where they are called for.
The schools, though graded differently
than those in the States, are efficient
and advancing. Our great drawback
has been the limited and inadequate
railway facilities, but new roads are
being rapidly built and many 'more
are projected through various parts
of the province. The new policy of
the Alberta government to construct
n roftt mfinv lirnnnli linnc f hrniifVmiir
the province will greatly help all parts
of the country. If those new settlers
who have to go back a considerable
distance from existing railroads and
towns to find free homesteads will !
but locate along the line of a project-,
cd railroad they will in two or three ,
years be near both town and railroad.
When I first came to this country I
three and a half years ago the home-,
stead I took was 75 miles from a rail-1
road town; now there is a railroad 25
miles north, another 25 miles south,
and a third is being built through my
"I think the prairie country or coun
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better opportunities than the hilly
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