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TROUBLES OF JUNGLE DENTIST.
For Infanta and Children
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"Vanish ins Fleets." a story of "what
might have happened," opens in Wash
ington with the United States and Japan
on the verge of war. Guy Hlllier. sec
retary of the British embassy, and Miss
Norma Roberts, chfef aide of Inventor
Roberts, arc introduced as lovers. Japan
declares war and takes the Phllipines.
The -nt!re oouiury is in a state of tur
moil because of the government's indif
f rence. Guy Uillicr starts for England.
Xornia Roberts with military of
tiecrs also leaves Washington on mys
terious expedition for the Florida coast.
Hawaii is captured by the Japs. AH ports
are closed. Siego. Japanese spy. discovers
,iret preparations for war. He follows
auto carrying presidential cabinet. He
unearths source of great mystery and
tlees. murmuring: "The gods save Nip
pon " Fleeing to Pacific coast. Siego
is shot dowii just as journey to get awful
news to Japan seems successful. Japan
announces intention to attack seaports.
Tokyo learns of missing Japanese ileet
and whole world becomes convinced that
United States, has some powerful war
agency. England decides to send a fleet
to American waters as a Canadian pro
tection against what the British suppose
is a terrible submarine flotilla. Hillier is
also sent to Canada to attempt to force
Ills way through American lines with a
message to the president in order that
protection for the licet may be assured.
Japan appeals to Britain for aid. British
Jleet departs, amid misgivings of English.
Fleet mysteriously disappears, a sailor
picked up on a raft being the only evi
dence of the loss. Powers begin to fear
for their safctv Hlllier 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
onfronted by Admiral Bevins of the
United States, and upon promising to
present the missing British admiral, the
monarch agrees to accompany Bevins on
tour, which the latter says will uncover
the agent of war and end all conlhcts.
The Dreadnought Returns.
The falling of the heavens would
have created little more consternation
and excitement in London than 9tic
Fight which met the residents' eyes
on the mornins following the king's
visit to the Hippodrome. The fog
which settled unexpectedly on that
night of June dissipated itself as
stealthily as it had come, and floated
out with the dawn, leaving in its stead
a. clear sky. And then, as if a rare
discovery had been made simultane
ously by thousands instead of one, a
swarm of people, defying the rush of
motors, of omnibuses and hansoms,
debouched on the Thames embank
ment by the stately pile of buildings
where parliament convenes, filled the
roadsteads, jammed each other
against the river wall, and scorned the
constables, who vainly strove to main
tain order and uninterrupted traffic.
There, resting serenely on the
bosom of the river where in times be
fore Roman galleys had floated, was
the pride of the British navy, the
Dreadnought- Neither an officer of
the watch, a sailor, nor a marine be
strode her decks. Inert and un
tenanted, silent and lifeless, she lay
close by the great gray buildings like
the last survivor of a defeated array
who had crept home to bring a report
of disaster and was resting in the
shadow of the last refuge. Her un
masked guns stared wide-eyed and
mournful; from her crippled funnels
came no wisp of cirling smoke; from
her channels stretched no anchor
chains; and she paid no heed to the
vagaries of the sluggish current; her
prow which had defiantly parted so
many seas was nosed into the mud in
helplessness; but as an only solace
there floated from her stern the un
sullied banner of the United King
dom, and whipped as she was she had
come back to her people with colors
The miracle of ber position was
greater than the marvel of her return;
for above and below that spot on the
river were bridges impassable for a
boat of half her size, beneath which
tugs and other craft were wont to
lower their jointed stacks. In all the
world there was no known strength
or mechanical contrivance that couM
transport over bhallows and bridges
-2,000 tons of steel, and then leave
it In this prohibited place. Her very
appearance bore mute testimony of
singular strife. True, she was intact
to a point flush with the great steel
domes which held her menacing and
frowning guns; but her fighting masts,
her top rig, and the upper bands of
her funnel were riven off as if by one
devasting line shot taken full abeam
or square astern. The wreckage of
this hamper had been removed, so
that no debris littered her deserted
For many'days 0f gloom it had been,
accepted as a fact that nothing but
annihilation could account for the dis
appearance of the squadron which had
doggedly sailed away into the mys
terious west to vanquish a terrible and
unknown enemy or meet a glorious
death. Little hope had been sustained
as the days of silence went by that
any explanation of that defeat might
be forthcoming, or that any vessel
might return; and now before Lon
don's gathered populace was a grim
relic which only added to conjecture
From no source could the secret of
this mysterious isitation be learned;
and so the crowd watched and waited.
lA boat, whose flag distinguished her
as being of the river patrol, obeyed a
hail from the shore, pulled noisily up
the stream against the outgoing tide,
and circled round the leviathan as
though suspecting danger from within.
Her chief officer, after due caution,
and receiving no response, cautiously
directed her along side, and bearded
the Dreadnought over the starboard
quarter. The ever increasing crowd
along the embankment drew in its
breath in expectancy, waiting for a
revelation. It heard him shout "Be
low, there!" and leaned forwaid.
listening for whatever response might
be given; but nothing was heard save
In a Moment More He
the steady lap of the water and the
farthest sounds of early river traffic.
The officer advanced along the deck
to the companionway. and leaned cu
riously into it repeating his hail, anc;
once more there was a wait and no
reply. He bacted away from the en
trance, and hesitated. It was plain
that he desired witnesses before in
vading the precincts of a stricken
crart, and in a moment more he
stepped to the rail, held a short con
versation with those on the decks of
his boat and then waited till he was
joined by others of that force that
guards the Thames. Three men
clambered aboard and stood by hira
until they were joined by two others,
who, obeying' a low-spoken order, sta
tioned themselves at the head of the
companionway. The officer and his
assistants advanced slowly, stepped
into the darkness and disappeared into
the depths of the battle ship, while the
suspense along the embankment and
on the patrol became more, intense. It
was several minutes before the inves
tigators reappeared, and then they
had gone only a short way into the
vessel. They walked to the rail, and
the crowd remained waiting. With
British taciturnity they declined to an
swer any of the questions which were
shouted to them from the shore.
The little boat swung off, turned her
nose out into the stream and steamed
hurriedly away at full speed, bent on
summoning others of her service; and
in less than half an hour returned ac
companied by a small flotilla, which
spread out and stationed its members
close up against the sides of the
stranded craft. Another officer of
higher authority joined those waiting
on the decks of the Dreadnought, and
led the way below, ready to learn the
worst. He went as into a plague ship
manned by the dead expecting to meet
nothing but grewsomc relics of trag
edy, and prepared for shocking sights.
From place to place he advanced al
most on tiptoe, and followed by his
companions who stared into darker
corners or glanced fearfully behind
when the echoes of their falling feet
clumped hollowly through the steel
cavern. Once a weird shriek caused
them to -spring toward eacli other with
nervous fright, and when the ship's
cat came mewing up to them, begging
in its animal way for companionship;
they looked foolishly at one another
like boys who had been startled in the
midst of ghost tales told by a camp
fire In the woods.
Cabin after cabin and wardroom aft
er wardroom was opened and
searched; but nowhere could be found
sign of disturbance or conflict There
was not another living being aboatd
to greet them., nor did they find more
awful testimonials of war.
In the captain's quarters, clean and
business-like, the roll-topped desk was
closed, and the books on top of it were
In order as for inspection. At its side
stood a typewriter with the tin resting
lightly upon it, and a stenographer's
case notebook beside neatly checked
and showing that the last letter or
order had been completed. On the
wardrocrn table lay a magazine open
and turned page downward as though
the reader had desired to keep his
place and had stepped away from it on
a sudden call. la the galleys of this
great floating home pots, pans and
kettles were placed in orderly array
in their racks no thrifty housewife
could h-ve left her kitchen in better
state. In the chartroom the traced
Stepped to the Rail.
highways of the ocean's bed were
drawn up in their closed cases, and
the hoists were not loaded or littered
with ammunition as would have been
the case had the battle ship been In
action when overcome by the enemy.
There was nothing above or below
offering a key to the enigma.
Puzzled and overcome, the patrol
men took temporary charge of the
ship, while a boat hurried away from
the miniature flotilla, carrying a de
tailed report to the admiralty, where
the news was received with amaze
ment no less than that which had
brought the crowd on the embank
ment. Subordinates of departments
called for their tardy superiors, tele
phone bells jangled, and British
phlegm gave way to excitement; but
even fn this remarkable state prece
dent was maintained and routine ob
served, so that from man to man. go
ing constantly upward, the report
reached the first lord of the admiralty.
Then for the first time it was
learned that this high and mighty of
ficial was missing from his home and
had been summoned to the palace in
the night. Xo delay could be brooked
in an event so startling, and with due
ceremony inquiries were instituted for
him. This caused an investigation
in gray old Buckingham, which spread
until it came to the head of govern
ment, when it became known, that not
only was the narai officer missing, but
no less a "personage than the king of
England as well.
in great disasters by sea or land
where swift Death ravages, men cry
aloud in their excitement and dis
tress; but when a calamity threatens
a nation and a king is involved, they
seek to hide their emotions. Hence
it was that in the palace men came
hurriedly together without words to
those around, and in whispers ex
pressed their anxiety. It was recalled,
with alarm that the kaiser had left
his palace in an equally unceremonious
manner, decoyed by a stranger, and
enticed into the night. Nor was his fate
as uncertain or with more ground for
question, because there lie had been
traced to a carriage which had driven
away. The king of England had gone
Into his garden, and the guards 'at-the
gates swore he had not passed the
portals, which they watched. And for
their pains they were doubted and
p'tfeed under temporary detention un
til the king should return to prove
that they were not in a conspiracy
agamst the state.
Perhaps the alarm would have been
less keen were it not for the tale of
the kaiser; but the cases were so
parallel that the conclusion was in
stantly formed that England's mon
arch was probably in as great jeop
ardy as his fellow ruler who had now
been gone for many days. The nobles
looked at one another askance, and
asked what times were these when
no person might be so august as to be
immune from seizure. Where was the
limit to be reached? What could be
expected next? Was there no pos
sible protection even for the heads of
government and society?
In the offices of the admiralty those
of mere or less prominence in the de
partment held a conference and de
tailed men to take charge of the
Dreadnought. There could be no at
tempt to rehabilitate her at that time,
inasmuch as it would be Impossible
ever again to bring her into service
without destroying a span cf the
bridge below; therefore no coroner's I
inquest could have convened with
more solemnity than did those men
who took charge of and boarded this
great dead thing of the sea.
A derelict cast upon aa open sandy
beach offered more chance cf salvage
than the greatest vessel of the great
est navy of the world, nosed in the
mud and practically walled in. And
while she lay in this state of helpless
ness there was forming round English
shores a formidable flotilla of other
war vessels flying the British flag,
which had been summoned from all
waters of the globe to protect -the
mother country from German invasion
or if need arose gallantly to seek
death beds in the sea in the attempt
to fend off the American terror
should it be diiected against the is
land ruler of the waves.
As they advanced, captains of this
great navy arrived in London in re
sponse to urgent summons and hast
ened to the admiralty. One and all
they were asked to pass expert opinion
on the condition of the Dreadnought,
and offer a solution of the methods
used to bring her to that singular
anchorage in the river; but, like chil
dren groping in the mist, they could
formulate no tenable theory nor give
any lucid explanation. They looked
at each other in amazement, wagged
their heads and admitted their inabili
ty. Plague would have left dead men
at their posts, or battle would have
left more serious scars than the cut
ting away of the fighting masts and
wrecking of the stacks; but even then
who would navigate her to home wa
ters, and what could account for her
presence in a place where even a
small sea-going craft could not go?
If that nation in the west had a sub
marine of terrific speed and unknown
power it might perhaps destroy a
ship; but by what means could it
force it under or over a bridge of
solid masonry and steel?
And so the men of the sea passed
down and back, while the people of
London spent the time in trying to
see the latest evidence of disaster,
took turns in crowding to the em
bankment, and then went to their
homes. Business came to a halt, shops
were unopened and desks were closed.
In the government offices men moved
helplessly, and in homes throughout
the country families sat within doors
gravely discussing the latest manifes
tation of power. -
Xor was the public aware that in
higher circles another cause for anx
iety had "been uncovered, "which -was
nothing less than the disappearance
of the prime minister. A king, a
prime minister and the first lord of
'the admiralty taken at one time! It
was sufficient to make others of
prominence look at one another ques
tioning when their turn might come
and what the end would be. No one
was safe in this great crisis, when
thrones tottered on their settings and
men were whisked away in the night,
when the most powerful vessels of war
created by all the wisdom of science
and ingenuity of invention might be
dominated and handled like toys.
There was no ground for belief that
any power other than the United
States might have been the controlling
spirit in this long series of untoward
events, btit from that nation came no
word, only a silence more menacing
than the thunder of distant guns, and
more terrible and ominous than an
open display of invincible arms. It
took no great stretch of imagination to
people the air with phalanx on pha
lanx of stern and implacable foemen
bent on invasion when the time
seemed ripe. A country which could
flaunt the world was capable of any
thing, and it was not believable 'that
she was acting without a purpose. But
what means did she take? What
would be her next move? How had
she accomplished those victories al
ready scored upon her tally sheet?
Only one hope for partial explanation
remained, and that was based upon
the return to sanity of a maddened
sailor who had come to them on a life
raft from the unknown, as the only
witness of a disaster,' and the only
And even while the anxious officials
thought of him a group of surgeons
and specialists were standing round a
cot in a hospital watching this man
breathe his last. Now that his im
portance had increased a hundredfold
Death was intervening and sealing his
Ups. He passed away as silently as
he had been found, his jumbled wits
giving no new and tangible clew.
Speechless he had been picked up on
a life raft in mid ocean, and speech
less he voyaged out into another
Night fell over London, infolding a
stricken city where none came upon
the streets and men within doors
whispered to each other, dreading!
what the morrow might bring forth.
The heart of Britain, beating with
dogged determination to the last, was
broken. America was the master of
fate, and could deal out its awards or
blows with the inexorableness of a
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
Our secondary schools are bad, tho
primary schools are not better, but it
is to the superior school that we must
look for the heart of putrefaction. It
is the siinerior schnol wrneh rptb fho
bad example, which depraves youth.
habituating it to idleness and incul- J
eating revolutionary principles. Jour-
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Dentist I wonder does he 'really
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A TRAIN LOAD OF TOBACCO.
TwMrty-four Carloads Purchased for
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What is probably the biggest lot of
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"Peoria Star, January 16, igog.
His First Visit.
Tie wide check of his suit and his
monocle proclaimed his nationality
from afar. His first American ac
quaintance, met on the steamer, had
supplied, him with an immense amount
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about the United States.
"And. since you are an Englishmen,"
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"Eh! What?" said the Britisher,
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In jrrtiit Tarletrfor saw at the lowest Brteea by
a. a. iiMiws BBwanraBn.. w.a
W. N. U.. OMAHA, NO.. 11, 1909.
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