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[A. STEELSMITH, Manager, Butler, Pa.]
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Mr. David If. Jordan
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lUTTLEH, FRIDAY. NOVEMBER l
The weather was beautiful and the
sea like a mirror outside the line of
reefs, over which the swell broke in
t long lines of snow white foam as the
Molly's Hope stood out from Cape
Leveque and soon left the Australian
i coast behind her, growing fainter and
fainter until it had faded to a mere bluo
line on the horizon. Everything prom
ised a favorable cruise across to Java
| island. The fact is the steamer was on
her way home except that there would
be some delays to enable Capt. Willis to
examine the smaller islands of the
I Snnda group.
Nothing of any importance occurred
the first few days out. The greatest
vigilance was exercised in signaling
the location of those reefs and shoals so
common in these waters, many of which
hardly reach to the surface of the water.
Towards nine o'clock on the morning
of February 7, there was a cry from the
"Reefs ahead on the port side!"
As they were not visible to anyone on
deck, Zach FYench sprang up into the
shrouds to take a look at the lay of the
reefs himself. When in a position to
verify the report of the man at the
masthead. French discovered that there
was a low line of rocky formation
about six miles ahead on the port quar
ter. It was strictly speaking neither a
rock nor a shoal, but an islet with a
shelving ridge which had been sighted
to the northwest. Considering the dis
tance, it was safe to assume that this
was an isle of some extent if the visi
ble line was that of its width.
In a few moments Zach French re
turned and made his report to Capt.
Willis, who gave the order to change
the steamer's course so as to bring her
nearer this island.
Upon taking the midday observation,
Capt. Willis found the position of his
vessel to be 14 degrees 07 seconds
south latitude and 133 degrees 13
seconds longitude east from Greenwich
which was duly entered in the log.
This point having been fixed upon the
ship's chart, it was found to coincide
with the location of an island desig
nated by modern geographers as Browse
island and situated about two hundred
and fifty miles from York sound on the
As this island lay very little out of his
course, Capt. Willis determined to coast
around it, but without any intention of
making a stop. An hour later the Mol
ly's Hope had run up to within a mile
of Browse island.
There was rather a heavy 6ea run
ning and dashing noisily ap-iinst the
northeast point of the island, which it
kept enveloped in the mist of the break
ers. Nor was it possible to fon.i a close
estimate of the size of the island, as
Capt. Willis had not come f._ll upon it,
but enough could be seen of its con
formation to show it to be an undulat
ing plateau without any considerable
rise of ground. But as he had no time '
to lose Capt. Willis was about to give
the order to go ahead again full speed,
which had been somewhat slackened
down when Zach French called his at
tention to something on the point of the
"Look, captain," said he, "isn't that
a mast standing on that point?"
The boatswain indicated the direc
tion of the cape which jutted out to the
northwest and terminated in a rocky
crest with a perpendicular face.
"A mast? No; it only seems to be the
trunk of a tree;" answered Willis, and
then reaching for his glass he took a
closer look at the object designated by
"You're right, Zach, it is a mast and I
thin.c I can see a scrap of a flag torn by
the wind. Yes, it must be a signal!"
"In that case we would do well to
bear in with the point."
"I think so, too," replied Capt. Wil
lis, and he gave the order to bear for
the island at half speed. This was done
at once and the Molly's Hope began to
approach the reefs, which encircled the
island about three hundred feet out. A
violent sea was beating against them,
caused not only by the high wind
blowing but also by the force of the
current which was driving the swell in
The character of the coast soon be
came plainly visible. It was wild, bar
ren and desolate, with no trace of ver
dure. One this side of the island, how
ever, there were no signs of pieces of a
wrecked vessel, no shreds of rigging,
no fragments of the hulL The staff
erected on the extreme end of the
promontory might be made of a piece
of a bowsprit. As to the shreds of
bunting which the wind was blowing
out, it was impossible to discern their
"There are castaways there!" ericd
"Or there have been!" replied the
"There is no doubt that some vessel
has run on thia island," said Capt. Wil
" Yes,"added the mate, "and that the
crew of some wrecked vessel have taken
refuge there, as testified by that signal
yonder. And it may be they have not
been able to get away, for it's rare that
vessels bound for Australia or for the
Indies pass within sight of Browse isl
"I suppose you intend to go ashore,
captain," asked Zach French.
"Certainly, Zach," replied Willis,
"but up to this moment I haven't ob
served any point where a landing would
be possible. Let us coast around be
fore we decide. If the island contains
any castaways they will be sure to see
us and noist signals."
"And if you don't see anyone," asked
Zach, "what will you do then?"
"We shall attempt to make a landing
as quickly as possible," replied Willis,
"even if it turns out to be a desert isl
and; yet we may find some evidence of
a wreck, and that's a very important
matter for us."
"And who knows but—" began Zach.
"You mean, Zach, that it's possible
that the Dreadnaught may have run
upon this island, quite off the route
which she was to follow?"
"Why not, captain?"
"While it's extremely improbable,"
answered Capt. Willis, "that's no
reason why we should not try to
make a landing and get at the truth of
Browse island is about six or seven
miles in circumference, as was shown
when the Molly's Hope had made a tour
of it, but at no point on its shores was
there unything like a harbor or even
an inlet in which the steamer could
take shelter for a few hours. It was
soon discovered that it would be neces
sary to lower away some of the steam
er's boats, and even then they had not
as yet come upon any safe landing
While searching the beach with his
glass ('apt. Willis finally discovered a
break in this precipitous shore line, a
sort of cut hollowed out of the main
ot tfro Ulucd, through which a j
creek reached the sea. After taking a
look at the place himself Zach French
vcdujcJ the opinion that he could
make a landing there. The coast seemed
to be less precipitous and its outline was
broken at rather a sharp angle There
was also a narrow opening in the lino
of reefs evidenced by the absence of
In a short half hour the steam launch
was lowered away, Capt. Willis himself
being in command of it. With him
were Zach French and others necessary
to man the launch. Out of caution,
two rifles, two hatchets and several re
volvers were taken along During the
captain's absence, the mate was to keep
the Molly's Hope in position in the
open roadstead and reply to any signals
which might be made.
At half past one the steam launch put
off and headed for the shore, distant
about a mile. As she entered the nar
row passage, countless sea fowls filled
the air with shrill cries. In a few min
utes the launch struck gently on a
sandy beach pierced here and there
with pointed rocks. Capt. Willis with
Zach and the two seamen landed at
once, leaving the boat in charge of the
engineer and firemen with orders to
keep steam up Passing through the
gorge, down which the stream reached
the sea, the four men soon found them
selves upon the island ledge. Some
hundred or more yards away there was
a rocky elevation commanding a view
of the beach.
Willis and his men at once set out for
this point, and having scaled it with
some difficulty were thus enabled to get
a complete view of the island In con
formation it resembled the shell of a
huge tortoise, the jutting point repre
senting the animal's tail. In spots there
were slight layers of soil covering this
body of the island. From the top of
this high point Capt. Willis and his men
bent their gaze in every direction. No
smoke went curling upward, no human
being showed himself. The conclusion
was that if Browse island had been in
habited. and there could be no doubt of
that, it was very unlikely that it con
tinued to be so.
"This is a sorry place for castaways,"
remarked Willis. "If they were forced
to stay here for any length of time the
mystery is what they lived on."
"Yes:" answered French, "it's nothing
but a bare table of rock, with a small
clump of trees here and there, and only
a thin layer of soil in places. But after
all castaways have no right to be hard
to please. A bit of ground under your
feet is better than a hole in the deep
"At the start, yes," replied Willis,
"but later on—"
"1 'sides." added Zach, "it'squite pos
sible that the castaways who sought
refuge on this island were promptly
ta'-»n off by some passing vessel."
"As it is also quite possible that they
all perished fromh ungcr and exposure."
"What makes you think so, captain?"
"Because when they discovered that
it was in their poaver to get away from
this island they would have taken down
that signal. It looks to me as if the
last of these unfortunates must have
died before relief came. Anyway, let
us go and examine that signal; it's bare
ly possible that we may come upon
some evidence of the nationality of the
ship which went ashore here."
Capt. Willis and his men made their
way down from the elevation and set
out for the promontory which jutted
out to the northward. But hardly had
they taken half a dozen steps when one
of the men stooped to pick up some
thing which had struck against his foot.
"Hold on, what's this?" said he.
"Let's seel" replied French.
It was the blade of a knife such as
Bailors carry in their belts in a leather
sheath. Broken off even with the han
dle and full of nicks, the blade had
doubtless been thrown away as useless.
"Well, Zach?" asked Willis.
"I'm looking for some mark to show
where it was manufactured," answered
It was natural to suppose that it
would bear some maker's mark, but it
had become so rusted that until some
what cleaned off nothing could be dis
cerned. Having done this, French suc
ceeded in deciphering the words
stamped upon the blade. They were:
'•Sheffield, England." Capt. Willis and
his companions continued their way
towards the promontory. It was a hard
tramp through this wild region. Ad
mitting that it had ever been visited by
man. considerable time must have
elapsed since then as it was impossible
to discover any traces of foot prints.
After they had proceeded for about two
miles, Capt- Willis halted near a clump
of cocoa trees, stunted and scrubby, the
nuts of which long since fallen to the
ground were completely decayed.
Li p to this moment the party had come
upon no additional evidence, but at a
few feet from this clump of trees on the
slope of a slight hollow there were un
doubted traces of planting in the up
turned soil now thinly overgrown with
underbrush Tho vines of sweet pota
toes and yams run wild were recognized.
By merest chance one of the seamen
came upon a pick hidden under briars.
The tool had been deeply corroded by
rust, but from the manner in which the
handle was fitted to it there was no
doubt of its being American make.
"What do you think of it, captain?"
"I don't think we're called upon to
pass judgment now," answered Willis.
"Then let's push on ahead!" said
French, as he motioned to the seamen
to follow him. Having made their way
down the sloping sides of the main
ledge, they reached a level spot from
which the rocky headland jutted boldly
out to tho northward. At this point
they came npon a narrow cleft in the
rock through which they were enabled
without any difficulty to reach a stretch
of sandy beach below them. It was
bbotit an acre in area, and was shut In
by rocks over whose handsome red
dish surfaces the breakers swept inces
Scattered over this stretch of sand
there were many objects going to prove
that human beings had made a pro
longed stay in this part of the island
bits of glass and china, fragments of
eartheni ware, scraps of iron, provis
ion cans of undoubted American origin,
and, in addition to these, were noted
utensils common to shipboard, pieces of
chain, broken rings, parts of rigging in
galvanized iron, a grappling iron, hoist
ing tackle, a pump handle, fragments
of bpars and floats and pieces of sheet
iron torn off a water cask, as to the ori
gin of which no Californian sailor could
possibly go astray.
"It was no English ship that ran on
this island," said Capt. Willis, "it was
an American vessel."
"Yes," cried out Za<*h French, "and
take my word for it, she was built in one
of the Pacific ports;" an opinion that
was shared l>y the other seainen.
But still as yet-'hero was nothing to
show that this sjiip had been the ill
fated Dreadnaught. At all events, the
question Did vessjl—from
whatever port she hailed—g 1 down 111
the open sea. since there wore no signs
of any part of her hull? Ha<l not her
crew taken refuge on this island by
means of the ship's boats? No! for
Capt- Willis soon came upon proof that
this vessel had been wrecked upon
these reefs. At about a cable's length,
wedged in among the rocks and reefs,
lay the miserable remnant of a ship
which had been driven ashore by the
fury of the gale and upon which the
wave* had beaten with tempestuous
violence until oak and iron had parted
and everything- had been wrenched
asunrler pounded into frairmcnts, scat
tered and strewn and tossed up over the
mighty rush of the sea. Sadly and si
lently Willis and his men stood razing
npon the prey to which these rocks still
clung so tenaciously. Of this ship's
hull there was nothing remaining,
nothing of the upper works, no trace of
the masting, either from haviniy been
cut away at sea. or from having been
put to some use on shore after the
foundering of the vessel.
"Let us set to work," cried Capt.
Willis, "and perhaps we may find some
name, some letter, some mark which
will fix the nationality of this craft."
"Yes." replied Zach French, "and
may Heaven grant that it will not turn
! out to be Capt. John's ship that was re
duced to this awful plight."
The examination produced no definite
result While it was true that articles
picked up on tho beach were undoubt
edly of American manufacture, yet was
there no ground to affirm that they had
once belonged to the ill-fated I tread
naught. One of the seamen soon came
upon the cave which had been utilized
by the castaways. It penetrated into
an enormous mass of granite at the
angle formed by the plateau and the
beach. Capt. Willis and Zach made
haste to join the man who was halloo
ing to them. It might be that within
this cave would be solved the secret of
the wreck, that in this dark chamber
would be revealed the name of the ves
sel! The only entrance to the cave was
through a narrow, arched passageway
near which opening lay the ashes of an
exterior fireplace, the smoke of which
had blackened the walls. The cave
proved to be about twenty by fifteen
feet in size with a ten-foot ceiling—
quite large enough to accomm'xlate a
dozen people. The place was quite bare
excepting the presence of a rude bed of
dried grass covered with bits and shreds
of an old sail, a bench made of pieces of
a plank, two stools fashioned in the
same style, a rickety table from the
wreck, possibly from the ship's cabin.
In the way of utensils, there were a
few plates, a few Iron dishes, three
forks, two spoons, a knife and three
metal drinking cups all eaten by rust.
"Poor wretches!" murmured Zach
French, "what destitution they must
have suffered during their stay on this
"They don't seem to have saved scarce
ly anything of the ship's material." re
plied Capt. Willis, "and that proves the
violence with which she must have run
on these rocks and reefs. As every
thing went to pieces, how were these
unfortunate beings able to procure food?
No doubt they had a little grain which
they sowed, some salt meat, some
canned provisions which they gradually
exhausted. Hut what an existence!
And how they must have suffered!"
Yes, with this slender store eked out
with such fish as they might be able to
catch, such were the only means they
had to keep body and soul together.
There no longer seemed to be any possi
bility that they could still be upon the
island. And yet if they had been forced
to lay their bones here it was very prob
able that the remains of the one who
had died last would be found some
where. But in spite of all the patient
searching done inside and out of this
cave, no trace of their bodies could be
"This leads me to think," observed
Each French, "that these castaways
were taken off the island."
"But how?" asked Capt. Willis.
"Could they have possibly with the
debris of the wreck built a raft largo
enough to put to sea?"
"No, captain, they didn't have enough
to build a canoe with. I incline to the
opinion that their signal must have
been seen by a passing vessel."
"But, Zach, I can't bring myself to
"Why not, captain?"
"Because, if a passing ship had seen
them and taken them off, the whole
world would have heard of it, unless that
ship itself had gone down with every
soul on board, which is hardly supposa
ble. 1 therefore can't accept the theory
that the castaways of Browse island
were rescued in any such way."
"You may be right, captain," said
Zach, sadly, "but if it was impossible
for them to build a raft still there's no
proof that all the ship's boats perished
In the wreck."
"Even so," replied Willis, "but since
there has been no report in the past few
years of u ship's crew being rescued in
the latitude of western Australia, it's
my opinion that this vessel must have
foundered during its pa--aire from the
Australian coast to this inland."
Zach saw that he would have little
show of overcoming this theory: but
st.il 1 being unwilling to leave undonv
anything which might aid them in
learning what had become of the cast
aways, he added: "But captain, yon
surely intend to visit the other parts of
"Yes, to keep my conscience quiet,"
replied Willis; "but first let's go and
and remove that signal so that vessels
will not be influenced to leave their
course to save people who don't exist."
The captain anil Zach and the others
now made a last examination of the
beach, then, having gained the plateau
by passing through the gorge, they
turned their steps toward the promon
They found it necessary to pass
around a deep excavation, a sort of
stony pond fed by the rains and cloud
bursts, in order to keep on their way
Suddenly Willis came to a halt and
pointed at four mounds parallel with
each other. Possibly they would have
escaped his attention had they not been
marked by small wooden crosses now
partially decayed. They were graves.
It was the cemetery of the castaways.
"At last," cried Willis, "we're in a
position to learn."
The two sailors set to work making
use of their knives to loosen the dirt,
but many years must haveelapscd since
the burial, for the graves contained
nothing but bones. Willis ordered
them to be closed again and the crosses
to be replaced. The truth concerning
the wreck on Browse island had again
escaped Willis and his companions. If
four human beings had been buried on
this spot, what had become of him who
had rendered them this last service?
And he, too, when death struck him
down, where had he fallen? Would
they not find his bones on some
part of the island? ( apt. Willis c<mld
not bring himself to think so.
"Why shouldn't thin wreck be the
Dreadnaught?" asked one of the sea
"But why should it?" replied /.ach.
The fact is that there was nothing
to show that it was the I>reodnaught
that had gone to pieces on the reefs of
Browse island, anil the outlook was
that this second cruise of the Molly's
Hope was fated to end as fruitlessly as
Capt. Willis stood with his gaze riv
eted upon the spot where these poor
castaways were now sleeping that last
sleep which alone had been able to put
an end to their misery Were they
Americans? Were they hi* country -
men? Were they ot those whom the
aiyUy'b liojw seeking?
"F. r-.* 1- ! * •!».«• s)gri;»' :it.
Zach and the • ;hers followed him as
he made his way up the rocky slope by
which the promontory U Joined to the
body of the island.
When WiilisanJ his men l.jd reached
the signal they found the staff to be ».»-
curely set in a deep split in the r vk, a
fact which erplained its ha<m; re
mained standing so long As they had
already discovered by means of a g'.a*s.
the staff wa* the broken end of a how
sprit and had come from the wreck be
low As to the rag nailed to it. it wao
bnt a shred of sail, unraveled
hy the winds and without any mark to
At an order from Capt. Willis the two
seamen were ahont to chop down the
btaff. when Zack Fren-h burst out with:
"Captain, look! Look there!"
"What is it. Zach?"
"The bell yonder!"
Swung upon a frame, still solid and
strong, there waa a bell, the clamps of
which were corroded by rust, The cut
aways had not been intent t.> setup
the staff and nail a to it. they had
transported the ship's bell to this spot,
hoping that it might be heard by aoaae
passing vessel. But should u- >t this I*ll
bear the name of the ship to w hk-h it
had belonged in accordance with an al
most universal custom among mer
Willis had taken a few steps in the
direction of the bell when he sudden!
halted. At the foot of the wooden
frame lay the remains of a skel
eton, or more correctly speaking a
small heap of bone*, to some of which
shreds of clothing were clinging. There
must have been five of them, five sur
vivors who had taken refuge on this
rr 4 - A !
ESORAVES tro* rr WERE THE V.ORT>S:
bare island. Four had died and the
fifth had l>een left alone. Catching
sight of a ship in the offing this poor
wretch had one day crawled out <>f his
cave and dragged himself along up the
rocks to the crest of the promontory,
with the thought to ring this bell, to
sound one last peal of despair rather
than hope, and had fallen in his tracks
never to rise again. After giving orders
to the two seamen to dig a grave for the
bones of this last survivor. Capt. Willis
made a sign to Zach to follow him in
the direction of the belL
Engraven upon it and still perfectly
legible were this word and this date:
UTI AT LAST.
Two letters had been received from
Capt. Willis since the sailing of the
Molly's Hope. The first reported their
fruitless search among the passages of
the Torres strait and as far as the
outer edge of the A rafoora sea. The
second made known the fact that Mel
rille and Bathurst islands ha.l yielded
up no trace of the Dreadnaught. There
upon. Mrs. Allaire hail been notified
that the steamer would follow the Tim
or sea and so reach the western coast
of Australia. where the search would
be continued among the different an hi
pelagoes adjacent to that coast, after
which the Molly's Hope wou' l sail f.-r
home, but not, however, until she had
ransacked the smaller islands and ex
hausted every hope of finding some new
evidence of the life or death of Capt.
John and his companions.
By the end of February, however. Mr.
Hollister becan tobeof the opinion that
the second expedition was beinir greatly
prolonged. Every day people could lie
seen on their way to Island point, in
hopes the steamer would make her ap
pearance in the offing. As far
as they could see her, with
out waiting for her to display her
number, the sailorw of San Diego would
recognize her by the cut of her jib. just
as one can tell a Frenchman from a
(irrman. or even an American fr >m an
Englishman. Finally, on March 27,
the Molly's Hope hove in sight about
nine miles out, steaming along under
full headway before a fresh north
wester. Before one o'clock she hail
entered the narrows and anchored just
inside the bay. The news had spread
rapidly through the city, and crowds of
people had gathered at different point*,
some on the wharfs, some off Island
point and some on Lotna point. Mrs.
Allaire and Andrew Hollister. together
with several friends, in their haste to
communicate with the steamer, had
taken a tug and were already under
way A strange presentiment had c >aae
upon the crowd, and as the tug steamed
by not a cry went np. They seemed to
have concluded that if Capt Wo'ish.ni
succeeded upon this second expedition
the news of his success would have
been known everywhere by thin time.
Twenty minutes later, the tug 1 ■ear
ing Mrs. Allaire, Mr. Hollisterantl their
friends came up along side the steamer
In a moment or so they had learned the
results of the expedition. It was in the
western part of Timor sea on llnnrse
island that the Dreadnaught had gme
to pieces. There it was that the sur
vivors of the wreck had taken refuge
and there it was that they had met
the r death.
"All?" whisperer! Mrs. Allaire.
"All." said f'apt. Willis.
A terrible feeling of sorrow and de
spair came upon the people as the
Molly's I! «pe. with her colors draped
with crape, steamed slowly in nearer
the elty Ihirinsr the few moments that
Mrs. Allaire and Andreiv Hollister re
mained on board, f'apt. Willis had brief
ly made known to them the facts of the
wreck of the Dreadnausrht on Browse
island. It was decided to delay a report
of the expedition until later. After
pressing Willis" and Freneh's hands.
Molly hail walked toward the stem of
the steamer and sat down lost in
thought, but, in spite of these incontro
vertible proofs, not giving herself over
to despair, still unwilling to consider
herself the widow of John Allaire,
When the Molly's nope had taken up
her position nearer the city Mrs.
Allaire reappeared amidship ate' ap
proaching <"apt. Willii be/ircil him and
Mr. Hollister and also Zach French to
meet her at her hum** that same day, at
a later hour A little before thr* • the
men made tlieir appearance at Pn
cottage and were received by Mrs.
Allaire in theparloron thegvnnd floor.
"Capt. Willis," said she, after they
had taken their places around a ♦ »blc
upon which waa nnrolled a map f
northern Australia, "be pleased to
make a report of the expedition."
Mrs. Allaire listene.! with the deepest
interest, uttering n»> word of > mnient,
with her clear and hopeful eyes riveted
upon the speaker. As the cap'a u in
his report entered upon the portion re
lating to Browse island ahe in- sted
upon the greatest particularity.
('apt. Willis, drawing fr m his p -Wet
a medallion tarnished by darnpr.es
placed it in her outstretched hand It
contained a portrait of Molly, a poke
ffrjiphk? miniature n«>w aln***t ?a«W
oat She iwi (prcn it tii J'>bn i>n thn
■ailing of the breuluit .ghf. and it hat!
been found by Willis" lam In a met
««f the rare npon a wcood tr—jn«' .• n
of the place If this silent
tiffed to U« presence «»f (apt. J->hn
among the survivor*, wmm not the ••<«-
elusion inevitable that he had prr;>h«nl
with the other* from want and ex
"Ha-, we -eachaH here a ftrw raar*
•*mrr " vaul 1 apt. HHiak prrhasa wa
mwht have (ouad Jooa att-i -.\m ccmm
paa»<n*~ «.>taa ot thaoa «tx>. auWe
' Yea., prrhapa," M«'aa<t Aa«l*aw (k»l>
ii-t*r Vea," he pobuc...- !. rt ra
iv that lha X"t!v'i *hr-*Oil
are been 'eat ia tha flrat pi*.-* hot
wh> c«nl«l ft»r hare thmstl that the
had been * re< hed na an
ialaQ'i < f the IntUan
-No woe. * repUml WUiia. at .eaai
ant from «he roata ba waa to bara fol
lowed. sal which he did ta reaitty #,,i
!/rrr. tno. for the [hiala«iiffct waa
« J *hted to> »he w>ath «f < alehe*
«" ipt J sho. haria# ;->M ,-ontr'' «f hie
r.aaei, must hara beea *w«p» • k r" , iTh
uur iato the Tiic - »i and
driven upon Brj«* UiaatL *
"Yen. that noat hara baea tha nay it
happened."" at'iied 7arh
"Captain." %aid *r» Allaire.
hare -Tk'tj d<me what yon luaaa
(kio« in !.< ar tha Malaysian. *aiifr>r
the hat if wa had oalt
p aeto Hr wae iaiaotl oa tha fintn
pediti<<o—oh. yea, if wa had on!; guaa
Then, with a andrien ehaave in
her manner, and with that *aia» hope
ful rin# in her »r>iea. aha f-riad
"You f or J tha remains -f Are if »ha
caatawajs oa Browaa ialaad. hot wha'
do you thick haa hacoaae of the aiao
othera? f«->r Capt. Joha aad hia
mate. Harry Sheitoo. there were tweire
ordinary •enmen oa hoard tha Uread
"It's a mystery." replied WiliK
"But not for m«!" exrlaizn.'J
"I know, but i aak you what you
" Perhaps they periahad when the ship
• U> pieces oa the reefs." aaui Capt.
"Yon think then that oa!y Ira a#
them rnk-hfd the ahore alitr*"
"I'nftirtunately. that K*a« to be lh*
only explanation." acawered Mr Hoilia
"I dr>n t with yoc. came froa
Mr«. Allaire. "Why ahoald not John,
hht lton and tha twalra men hare heaa
able to get safely ashrrra'' Why shoald
n«>t nine of them hare been abia to
leare the iaiand?"
"Bat h«»w. Mra Allaire"" askeni < aft.
"BT pottinf off in a lama-h. bnilt oat
of the remains of the wreck."
"Mrs. Allaire," said Willia, ••/a h
will hear me on* ia aaanrinv rem that
from the -onditkto in which waNs-!
the iit-bria of the wreck the thizsff would
hare been impossible."
"Bitt the ship'* boata—"
"AMrJaf that they wrr- not bat
tered to p: -ces, they aroaki not hare
hern stan>-h to reach the
islands or the Australiaa cnaat."
-"And still." remarked Aadrew H I Ha
ter. "if nine of the caataways were aMi
to Ret off tha ialaad. why ahoa?d tha
other fire hare remained thereT"
"In my oytnioa," added Cape. Willi*
"if they erer left the ialaad ia a boat
they either went to tha hot torn, or etae
only reached the roaat to be slaia by
The bra re woman didn't flinch at
these terrible worda.
"Zach." said aha calmly, "what do
Ton thfnk of what Capt. Willia haa
"I think." replied French, with a
shake of the head. "1 think that if it
was possible for thing* to torn ont thta
way—it waa poaaible for them to tars
out in other waya."
"And. therefore," aaid Molly, "my
position ia that we really know no thine
of what haa heron# of the nine naea a*rt
found on the ialaad. Aa for yna an:
yonr crew. Capt. Willia. yoa hare door
everything that brare aad drroted mas
could haTe doae."
"I wish that I cooid hare done more
"We are goiair to lea-re yoa now. BT
dear Molly," said llolliater. thinking
that it waa uaeleaa to proloajf the inter
• "Tis »rll, mr dear friend." aaswrreri
Molly, with a ud smile. "I tain In
be alone for awhile; hat whenever
lapt. Willie wiabea to roofer with a»e
concerning John ami hi* companion*. 1
ahall be happy to aee him. **
"I shall be at jroor command. Mr*
Allaire." replied Willi*.
"And yon, Zach," added Molly, "bear
in mind that my house ia ytmr*."
"Miner* repeated the minu "Bat
what's to berome of the Molly"* H' , pt" r
••The Molly's Hope?" echoed Mr* Al
laire. a* if antoniaked at the question.
"Yonr intention no rfonbt ia. my dear
Molly," said Andrew H-»llister, "that if
an opportunity >ccur» to make a gnod
sale »rf— ™
"What: Sell the Molly* B-fHT
cried Mr*. Allaira. "No. Mr. HoUanM-.
Mr* Allaire and French exchanged
glance* It wan plain that they under
stood each other.
Imrinir ts*S nothing took plnre ia anj
way qualified to draw public attention
to the mystery of the Drendnaugut.
("apt. Willi* went lo sea a«au> in com*
man<l of on* of 'he Holliater 4ft TV
merchant and Znrh wew the only v*e
itors received at Pmapeet .rottnffe
for Mr*. Allaire her time wan whi'l!*de
voted to the children of the Waiter
The ttrat «x month* of had #***•
by when one of tile Snn Diego papers in
its ismie of Jnly J* contained a piece of
nrws the effect of which waa. it
be said, tremendona birth in the old
world and the new.
The article in joeatlon had bean
taken from an Anatraimn pape- the
Morning Herald. of Sidney It read aa
"It will be remembered that the laat
attempt, made seven years ago by the
Molly's il<>pe. to (tiactrver what had be
come »f the turrhnn of the Pi'»nd
tuuirht ended In nothing, and the he
lie? waa f< >rced upon the world that they
had ail periahed, either before -rtaaiag
on Krowse is'nil or after '.envtng H.
The mystery still remains aa treat a
ever, although one of the ofteers 'f lie
Dreadnanght haa Jn»t reached Sidney
It ia none ther than Harry !*he»t«n. tke
mat.' of the clipper ship Re waa fertart
on the bank* of the Paroo. one of the
branches of the Darling. st on tke
bonmlary une of sew *mth Waie* and
•Jneenaland. and brongbt to >i«tney
Bnt sock la hia weak and reduced erm
ttfcn that aa yet he haa been anabie t>
(fire any acconnt of htmarlf. and 'he
physician In eiialfv aanma*-»s tha* hia
death may «<cenr at any moment. T1«*»
notice fa» *iven in hope* that it mny
reach tke ey«a of tkoae interested in *be
fate of the f>rea !naagb' "
f*n Jnly ST. the moment Andrew Hoi
Uater was Informed of Ihto piece of
news which had been telegraphed to
San IHego, be hantaned to Fr-iapec* cag>
tag" where Zarh fren h happened «i
be. When the news was made known
to Mrs. Allaire her aole replr war "1
-for repented Holliater
•• Vea." sail Mull/ "Will yon go wtth
me. Zach?" .ska added, taming v» tke
"To the ends of tke world. Mr*. Al
"Is tke Molly'* Hope ready for •enT
"No.™ r-plied Holliater *lt w**»ld
take three weeks to get her ready
"Before three weelca are np I mnat be
in Sklnry," • x>- laimed M<>Lr WHen
doe* the nest n'enmrr saT fre *»•
"Tke .a '.eaeaa San Frn»ci*ro to
"Za> k and I will be in San Fr*ndsoo
" May God bring von and John to
gether, my dear Moßyr* cried Andrese
ilr will du It.™ wia her replr
That evening a apecinl train, gotten
readr at k«r mutt- iwfe* Mrs. A-
fevire v»' 7a>S FnrMl n» *K» ~ao44fet
rttf «f tie »t»l* At *m* a'mtmrnh j» -a*
in mm tar ' 'uiyn «MB4 setp
thr -ujrh '-;-e >•<• .ea • »as*
fro an trnmmmmmmt
VVwt'- W*C «*'*> !**»■•» *M»-f WF%.
Mm tian* r>* mr —» ... n».n,f
•h» fc-t "*A* * r. IMIII-' *i.. v ■ maui«*i.ar.
ii» attar d a n>ru««i*r aa
facm-d FEY «orw. AM »» ha
eosria IWJ s'om.y a r^IITO
'•t»» ~%a tmlr mtkum jf the mange o#
the haatod mr. A* Htf m jftn is «%»
tank a*-"cta the heat la »~r
ber *>r» srtton the mgnl »M «f • >»»
efcfcfca ia ai» »■ »>a»ar wis} io|
full* serer to , i» »n feat a
■SI r. aa* m ncalin: •»>..«»,«*. mm sM
can tw* . imnri li ina she tup of |]» »-
The reyalatus fe» data m 9 *Jto
auapi«9»*. to . -*n he v»M «l
h ■t-wstrr ior >hafor. or IUT eapm to
•ft 4.- V.- tn a unp ft Hu» srt»" ar
•hwt .m»i the «*-ae. W» a** adaata*
to Mr J. IK. Ze.gtoe !>«r» Car*-?*, Pv.
for the 4e-- ra.
It w haowa that water no ua'* <*. th
h«a; »r I wi'hi t T •
part* hi tke C'-tatratioa as—•. tfcr— * >«•*
than err' lioad. Mrf that pr'arlp' - m
w* n Mar' »!"-** ik ** tiw OHitt awl R
the »a-7 •-hare her f m a tohr ae
®vV ->f lan fra»t jars so? lr»l fr if
tin an.] I> ■m a feat *f oor«
ll* | I
IM . ana fna AWTEAAI'AL
llfht »>w4 E a a tia tub*, nryr a -h
ID D&uaeter, rtuch goaa 'hrmt*' I>*
tank and aki tha ihaaa'anr. t ai
ktct the •afed air to tMapr.
m K a a Ha cap. F. •hiali
riaea WVL faila aheae I»I IV
lew. R. Is aflhrted by Ma ft>-at.
D. a aneaWa feaai. H. baaaat aae*i to
haianrj tha F At a » sbewa »
half .a>-h tta lab*, which •> awt ><air
to aU»w of the eacapa of nr hi paai l
lofr watar tam tha tank. <tr It atr ha
o*eJ ae the nraarr :»'» Fla a tea
wtra t» whk-h the flhat ia
rha dotte t ttm e*. T. «hm» a «aaall
ma mar be attached frw tfta
II im • of a Uuap. ahmafai <aua am w*-
nair»»rat ba |<r» fa rra«i E'»mluaf
ami to wall M*idarad; or ieaii a>» wtll
»—%-it. N b i paaa of *w» ar
may .atta'ue 9 atari at Otieana lhaC
oaiy tha tnto. K. antar% tha etrr -iHfea 1
bar Tha tin *ap. F. oauat ba %*m
panned to tha Saaar. K. lal tot tmam nit
to it, aa tha -mm *haaU m •»» aarf
atv-.im Tha toha. C. fwaaid fp lawa
to withia ■>«» tach of tha '■*!••• of tha
vaaa Fill tha tank w.-Jx U- .. --J -a ;'«r
to w ,;h.n half aa lach <*t tha to mi
lam tmr aapaoaaria.
Aa the »>ar <matmst» tk* SnaC r*wa
'lowa uki b.-t »tga !tw t.a cap ->w rha
tua> E. ctoaia* acxt whaa the «tw
nnaiu '.b* So*t rfcir* sad prod«a» ta<*
cap ap v* 3 en raadr to operate. 1».
tor tank aa MU onl awl ,~ra-r a
rap. S. an tie tub*, a. wW» •-• o< -
the air -*ad gi-rmm gwim nu» a I*m
water. Mtdtnm float hi irr »-•
pr**aur». 8 rat baiaaetn* witJ **• •■*!»
H. oHtrh rn»b:f* J>« U» 9*C l£Mt IE T
batur to any •>**»* d haai.— Paraa
AMONG THE POULT^Y
HITI that an* aaaardad m.. aot lap
lie:** will aot la? when a-.an*
rv> *.»t t-S«aa» all tha oltl kman ..-r
xnd bran with milk at a
f>id if»>. for 'tork*.
I ** aotbu** »«t par* hrwl aniaa. an
matter now j nor Ifcwkit aur be a»_ la
Do wr rik too ansT ftrfci :<>*et ;r
Saal! 9r*-sr* carefully iea«!e«l will ghm
the Seat raaalta. *
9r<Mßt awar WW *tr*w whew it will
keep dry to ma tor litter dartnf sha
IT often take* wnaarai waah* <f ®W«d
ftrani:.* to pot ae«lect*d l«w in goad
eoalitioa '<*• lav va^.
htisif hare »> baataeaa >a the torn
osieiu they haae a pant ore. anew •key
cam It# kept t mler contral
War* U ttama® :urhey*. do aot kaap
them <*>odae-! mora than tea days <w
they wili batfia to Sow itoafa.
Tm ooly way o# dry-pwhi:»* y—Hti'ip
witSuwi tnnaff tha da w » «*
whiie the fleafa tm rat warm.
la ur.rif egy* tor haarhtec *«•
Chen* in a etmt, drr *»« am and *ara
them half w*r >' »ai'y dar- Ikaadto a 1 are
Satx aff tha *arp4«»a eaafcrato *ad
iy> taw had tm'laa* brtaawM weath
er ats tat It wtll an* oar tn wartar
O** at the artaeip*! whrsetaea* i»
huatd Boor* ia tha eare with w iv*
the* mb be aept ll —■ be*»i.- . thee
are lawiir >ar- .er.
-efMiia a ffc.' |aw* tor a bird'
that yrm -rally wart he ail Sat area*
«et! a Bne ftwri -hat Ton <-aa aaa ha a
g< .*! admntacr hi *»r««dlay
Wanstux JTTU# a M a «»id «w
atorraT w-mther it aauwid aearly ii
-.rar* ba toa >w>a« H«tor aa aa to «imr
the lean *a oopar*ttnit* «a wratah aad
Mil' laa*. —"k. L<>«» Krpabi
On',«* -e>i !>ir» ta be <eaC a «4
an<l dry tort !>** f»»«a» *-—t.
VWk tat la :a Hia ji:w»tr»trd a«i»Wf
tha* there ia pi*»h»M* a>» baft-". »- f
harp 'hem »Ua» tbe-m»-
ot *.!<vr-.at tiwa m the *«.-» .% torar
af Uaj » «prrad aa tha ban* *»" •*
wCtMt '..fckaMM ha xantfd t«aca«c
fr«Mt from the craeha below - a Saw »
too* th'r : whea prawed di«w» w»vuui
ba a aafe ««e The t—fi »*•
.>M wow the haw twf tbew r.w-—d wit'*
a thick av f -M-; |l>i' ■"* —»**
uamai u* wha*h *hwwtd la -a a
4ry *i*e. :ney ahjalil ha aiiowad ba -»
m the jp*«n»i two«r thfa- tort •.» t«-
tlal!r liry <df. Thar «s»a • «wr-ad -■ t
ia aay dry. ew«d awtil ■»-- t
w-»rher a: ah a » a—' *• ' to
them iaf» whwe- %> «*"" ' * ~
r ■ i—a x ■ t*.
•J! »w da yaa 'ike ttartT* aatont t!h»
medaeaai tortaaar. aa toa tia«Miim>d tha
•■Oh. it wil! J »—at iptMu.' wad tha
pri»'vr. phUaaaphu-hUy. Path.
9*raat—l haw laaait th « a art -^'d
•oara—s,k it awatbaa «■» a^naftmywa
to aat idpata lb- went— rr«**to
Wi. ■»a ? ■ Fimmmm
Xfk nar><- T toadly -If I wrra aa
liie »«wwfe. -rtaat yew da?
liar lev - I aa* --a t «l**a tha *a<oja*t
aav Uto-.tirbk That « y «ar p*wtorrona.
rraartt - a «w bwrtal" Framk f.»-*tia%
tIM tlwraK flan.
Sir* What m :ja aaaiwa
with *f I'.rvrmT 3e *"*«tol tm»dfaL
Hr* flfwt -He baa beea V imhf t»
r.te a Mayr'tot, aad he thhtha 'ha rbaw
mar - - thw waa toa awarh tor hfaa.-
a ra** **wera.
J'ai'r- #t»» maai ap tor aarnav *aa
* K w-dd yoat ha «a batdaaaid
a ri;.*ia *
I w .» •«.: f to g«*t a g»»al *»aa.