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THE PELOVED ADVENTURER
A Novelized Version of the Motion
LU®"* MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Her eyes suddenly 'opened wide with
terror, but closed in content when they
had rested upon the kindly face bent
Jow above her own
"I knew thee'd come, Ned." the girl
murmured softly. "Kiss me.
for thou art my own true love, and 1
will be a g«>od wife to thee if tbou art
•till of mind to wed."
It wms *. matter of but moments be
fore LonV Cecil had left the house and
reached y»e dock at the rear, but al
ready tP* motorboat had disappeared
in the crowded shipping and the gr »w
( "CHAPTER XIII.
Through Desperate Hazards.
NIGHT settled swiftly over the
harbor of Whitehaven, mak
ing mystery and fairyland of
the dark water and crowded
shipping on which the riding lights
were already gleaming. Here and
there motorboats moved swiftly, but
whether any one of these was the one ]
in which he had seen the wife who I
was blindly fleeing from his love Lord j
Cecil's straining sight could not deter-1
Suddenly Cecil's searching eyes fas
tened upon the figure of a woman,
near the end of one of the piers.
As he draw near quickly he could
see that she was no longer young, and
weeping bad disfigured her patient,
lined face. She was praying silently,
with clinched hands and tightly shut
eyes. Suddenly, with a gasp of terror,
she stepped to the edge of the plank
ing and for an instant wavered on the
brink, below which the black water
lapped sullenly against fhe piles.
With a flash of comprehension Cecil
In all the forty years of her drill
i olored life nothing of poetry or ro
iiiauee had come to Sarah Gray. Sun
shine Itself seemed to stagnate in the
dull little town, and the souls of the
villagers were as crnuiped and prosaic
us the existence they led. No one re
menibered that Sarah Gray had once
been a girl or could have dreamed that
her heart still hungered fiercely for the
love that had never come its way.
Sarah (.ray was eminently respecta
ble. even according to Dullwich stand
ards. Her familiar conduct with the
stranger was therefore as inexplicable
as it was shockiug.
The stranger had appeared, from no
one knew where, und lodged himself
at the White Falcon Inn. His name,
he had given Landlord Higgs to under
stand. was Captain Lars Pieterson.
To Sarah those were dream days.
To her at last had come romance. In
credible. almost terrifying, unimagina
bly sweet, love had swiftly developed
from an apparently chance acquaint
ance with Captain Pieterson.
They would go to America, he told
her. where he had large interests and
where he desired to establish his per- !
nianont home. Her old mother would
be left in the care of some good peo-!
pie at Dullwich until they had estab
lisbed themselves, when they would |
return for her. Sarah would sell her I
cottage, draw her savings from the!
bank and meet him in Whitehaven, j
where they would be married and then !
sail in his own ship to the land of
wealth and happiness. And then he j
went away, telling her to follow as
soon as she had arranged for her
mother and disposed of their cottage. I
Unquestioningl.v Sarah Gray carried j
out the suggestions made to her. Then, j
with nearly £9OO in her hand bag, she
hurried joyously to Whitehaven, and |
there occurred what one more worldly ;
wise than Sarah Gray would have!
guessed would be the end of her be-!
It was a good scheme. Captain Pie- j
terson had frequently asserted to his
Intimates and one which he invariably,
worked when his tramp schooner lay
long enough in any port of the seven
seas, to make love to an old maid with
a little money, get the money in his I
pocket and then brutally give the wo- j
man to understand that she had been
tricked. Generally they drowned them-1
selves and matters were satisfactorily I
It wa* Sarah Gray whom Lord Cecil
snatched back from the edge of the
pier and from whom he soon extracted i
the essential facts of her pitiful story. !
"This man's ship has not yet sailed?" j
Cecil asked, tils lips drawing into a
"Not yet. I think." she answered
dully. "There has not been time for
raptain Pieterson to get alKiard. He
had Just left me when—when you came,
and went In a rowboat. The ship, the
Najlioy. was anchored far out. 1 heard
"Then come!" Cecil ordered and hur
ried the unresisting woman away.
Further along the line of wharfs a
waterman was Just mooring his nonde
script motorboat. He nodded indlffer
entl.v when Cecil demanded if his craft
was for hire and cast off the line he'
had made fact.
"Where to?" he grunted as Cecil and
Sarah Gray seated themselves on the
""" r " • C
"Alongside the Najhoy. schooner In
the outer harbor." was the direction
Before the motorboat had reached
the onter anchorage, however, the NaJ
"To the boats for your lives! The for'd
cargo is powderl"
hoy's captain bad climbed aboard, the
anchor had been brought home and
the schooner had started to beat out
to open sea.
"She be gone." the waterman re
marked indifferently, pointing to the
"Can you catch her?" Cecil demand
ed. the ominous tightening of lips still
in evidence. *
"F or ?50. belike," the boatman re
"Do it." Cecil ordered shortly, and
the mans fingers closed greedily upon
the ten pound note thrust into his
"Be n't no boat in harbor can touch
un." the man said pridefully., "Now
you watch un go!"
"I wish to get aboard without being
seen—run alongside and be silent," Ce
ell whispered when the dark moss ol
the ship wp.s not fifty yards ahead.
The deck was deserted, except for
the lookout forward and the man at
the wheel, and the eyes of the latter
were aloft. Cecil stole along the shad
ow of the deckhouse toward a window
from which came a bar of light, and
the sound of voices. Cautiously peer
ing in. he could see a man whom he
correctly judged to be Captain Pieter
sou and another whom he took to be
"Usual luck ashore, cap'n?" the mate
Inquired with a leer.
Not so bad—not so bad," Pieterson
responded with a chuckle and tossed
a packet ot' banknotes upon the shelf
under the window. "Eight hundred
and seventy pounds—that'll mean 4,350
good dollars when we tie up at New
"I reckon you ain't takin' that pow
der In the forward hold to New York?"
the mate suggested casually.
Captain Pieterson eyed him witli
"We cleared for New York, didn't
we?" be demanded.
"Oh. I wasn't tryin' to horn in
don t make no difference to me where
we go. I draw my pay by the month,"
the mate hastened to declare. He turn
ed to go. and Pieterson followed him
with his eyes. Instantly Cecil's long
arm was thrust through the window,
and as quickly withdrawn, with Sa
rah Gray's fortune grasped in his hand.
Swiftly he moved back to the rail at
the point where the ladder hung and
was in the act of climbing over when
a wild yell of fury burst from the
deckhouse, telling that Captain Pieter
son had discovered his loss. At the
same instant powerful bands seized
upon Cecil from behind.
"I got 'lm, cap'n—here be the thief!"
a voice bellowed at his ear.
Vainly Cecil strove to free himself
from that iron grasp. Men were rush
ing from every direction, and an tin
muffled volley of oaths told that Pie
terson had gained the deck. Force-J
against tbe rail, Cecil was directly
above the motorboat and could see Sa
rah Gray looking up at him with fright
ened eyes. He drop|>ed the packet oi
notes Into her lap.
"It's your money-get away-go!" hi
shouted, and tbe waterman, desiring tc
get well clear of the trouble that had
broken out aboard the schooner, open
ed his throttle wide. The launch leap
ed forward and disappeared.
Captain Pieterson was charging alonp
tie deck, bawling curses and waving
a revolver. Suddenly he stopped nr
though paralyzed, and the weapon
dropped unheeded from his nerveless
hand. A shrill civ had cut through
the confusion like a lightning flash,
thrilling with terror
"Fire In the for d hold!"
Kven as the cry rang out a column
of smoke poured from the still open
forward cargo hatch.
"To the boats for your lives! Th«
for d cargo is powder:" Lars Pieterson
HARRISBTTRO STAR-INDEPENDENT, SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 19, 1914.
shouted and led the panic stricken rusli
thnt followed, bv which Cecil, forgot
ten. was hurled aside.
With Incredible swiftness the schoon
er's two bouts were lowered, the men
tumbled In and the oars tore the water
into foam. Already the flames, feed
lug on some highly Inflammable mate
rial, were leaping from the hatch, and
the explosion of the powder might I*'
expected at any instant. Cecil looked
about hastily with the idea of securing
some article which would serve as a
support in the water and tore open a
deck bouse door with the intention of
wrenching it from its hinges.
Kaclug him from the interior of the
cabin was Betty, her eyes wide with
alarm and uncertainty.
Before could recover from his
astonishment the girl sprang forward
aud pushed him violently aside. At
the same Instant 11 revolver cracked lie
hind him. and the bullet brushed Ills
temple. hlrling about. Cecil recogniz
ed the malicious face of Monte Carson,
contorted by rage and lit up by the red
glare of the tire forward.
It was the Xajhoy that Carson had
selected for the escape of himself and
Betty from England, and as a precau
tion both had kept to their cabins since
coming aboard. Carson, feeling that
the strain was over and that the Ira
mediate future did not require his
close personal supervision, had imme
diately indulged in a quart of Irish
whisky, with the result that he did not
immediately rouse at the noise on deck
appearing only at the same instant
thnt Cecil opened tile door to Betty'*
To Carson's befuddled iulnd there
came but one thought-that by some
means Cecil luul tracked them and was
about to recover possession of the girl
and that he tCarsoni would again suf
fer the humiliation of defeat. Also
vaguely he realized that if Cecil should
be killed Betty, as his widow, would
recover the fortune she had thrown
away. It would be gratifying to his
bate and advantageous to his interest
to kill Cecil, and the opportunity seem
ed to present itself. His first rourder
;HlS shot failing its mission. (Jarsou
took refuge behind the charthouse,
"He will kill you! Shoot him!" Bet
ty cried, and stretched out her bands
to Cecil in an agony of appeal.
"But 1 haven't a gun. y* know!" Cecil
stammered. "Oh. Betty gill"—
Front his cover Mr. Carson tried an
other shot, and Cecil's left arm weut
suddenly limp and useless.
"Oh. God!" Betty moaned. Her des
pairing eyes (lashed frantic, searching
glances about the vessel, seeking for
something that might serve us a weap
on. On the open deck, gleaming in the
light of the llanies. was Pieterson's re
volver. and with a choking cry that
was a prayer of thanksgiving she
sprang forward and caught it up.
"Now!" she panted, and thrust the
weapon into Cecii's hand.
"Don t look, beloved." he whispered
gently, and sprang across the deck so
that the corner of the house no longer
gave (shelter to the gambler. Two
shots blended their reports, and Monte
Carson crumpled and fell, a bullet
through hLs heart. Cecil, with a hap-j
py smile, turned to Betty and held oat
bis one good arm.
"It is over." he said simply. "For
what he has done to you he deserved
a hundred deaths. Now you must
come back to my heart."
Slowly she drew near until, leaning
against his breast, she looked deep
f \ '' •
"We are not to live, sweetheart," Cecil
into his eyes. Suddenly her own filled
with tears. and she clung to him, sob
To Be Continued.
AUTO FOR MISSIONARY
Machine Will Be Purchased by Mission
Board of Diocese
At a meeting of the Board of Mis
sions of the flarristburg diocese at the
Bishop) s hall, 321 North Front street,
it was deci led to purchase an automo
bile to be placed at the disposal of
Archdeacon Nichols, of W'il iajiisport, 1
for use in his missionary work over a I
large field. Bishop Darlington enter- I
tained members of the Board at dinner
following the 'business session. |
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PENNSYLYA Xi A POSTM ASTERS
George W. Heffelman Appointed for
New Cumberland Po3t
Washington, Deo. 19. —About 200
postoffieen are to be filled in Pennsyl
vania before Congress adjourns. Repre
sentative A. Mitchell Palmer, who,
heretofore, has been most active in
dispensing this patronage, has turned
over the approval of the candidates to
Roland S. Morris, Democratic State
A large batch of nominations went
to the Senate yesterday of postmasters
in Pennsylvania and other States. Those
nominated for Pennsylvania places
William A. Meehan, Dickson City;
, I James O. Paul, Bradford; George F.
j Trout, Stewardstowu; George W. Hef
' | felman, New Cumberland; Albert K.
Eckert, East Stroudsburg; Thomas W.
| Arehbold; Walter James Me
: | Beth, Braddock; Daniel F. Uanrahan,
i ! llallsteud; William F. Burchfleld, Mif
jflin; K. 11. Sutterley, Morrisville; James
IJ. MeAr.ile, Nesqueboning; C. K.
I Sprang, Waynesburg; J&hn J. Moran,
I Olyphant; Frank P. Moats, Smithfield;
Lewis W. Bechtel, Stowe; Joseph P.
i McMahon, Susquehanna; P. G. liatz,
I Verona; John Kehoo, Pittston.
TRIVIAL CASES CONDEMNED
| Lebanon County Grand Jury Throws
Out Twelve In Twenty-four
Lebanon, Pa., Dee. 19.—Aldermen,
justices and constables ulio arc respon
sible for many of the trivial cases
| which burden the list of the Lebanon
I county criminal courts were jarred by
j tin l action of the December Grand Jury
| in dismissing 12 prosecutions out of 24.
The Grand Jury requested Judge C.
V. Henri" to charge them concerning
the imposition of costs on those officials
guilty of tilio practice, but was informed
that there was no law for such action
on the part of the Grand Jury.
An Irishman went into a hardware
i store to 'bay a looking glass. The shop
j man 'brought h'm some to choose from.
Pat left one on the counter ami.
walking ba;-k a few feet, closed his
What are you closing your eyes
for 1" nske I the shopkeeper.
"Bedad," said Pat, "I want to see
how I look when I'in sleeping.''—Chi
Young Man Ends Life
Pittston, l'a., Dec, 19.—Victor Sen
wuelo, 26 years odd, of West Pittston,
ended his life by placing the barrel of
a shotgun to his bead and pulling the
triggers of both 'barrels with a string
he attached to his foot. 'Hi* head was
blown off. A note contained this mes
sage: "God-bye, everybody; 1 am
tired of living."
Mayor Makes Apology
Scranton, Pa., Dec. 19.—Mayor Jer
myn ia a letter to Council yesterday
| apologized to that body for having
sworn in two new city assessors with
out first submitting the names of th<
appointees to Council. The men ar,
Thomas L. Davis and William J. Len
[ is. The Mayor pleaded ignorance o
I the law and customs.
Thieves Bore Unlocked Safe
I Uucaster, Pa., Dec. 19.—Cracksmen
'Hwirsday nirht entered the Lir : »-
ljithograph Company's office, at Lit
itz, and bored holes in the doors of the
safe. They were frightened away, how
ever, before placing the charge. The
laborious work was entier.y unneces
sary, as the safe door was not lockoli
and the safe's only contents were ac
Tobacco Barn Burned
Lancaster, Dec. 19.—An overheated
stove in the ham of J. O. Hart, whose
tobacco strippers had been working,
was destroyed by fire, with its contents,
these including two acres of 1914 to
bacco. The, loss is $3,000.
Artistic Printing at Star-Independent.
| CHILD WITH MOUTH DISEASE
Youngster at Gap, Pa., Infected Prob
ably Through Milk
Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 19. —Lancaster
j county physicians are perusing medical
■ books in search of information regard
| ing the hoof and mouth disease, as a
I result of the report yesterday by Dr.
| George B. Hershey, of Gap, of a case
which he discovered in a child in that
| town. The report was made yesterday
| afternoon to Dr. J. L. Mowery, County
S Medical Inspector.
The name of tho family is being
J withheld and meanwhile an exhaustive
examination is being made of the case,
j It is said that the symptoms of the case
! are a high fever, blistered lips and a
profuse watering at the mouth.
Dr. Mowery said that the child's
1 father was the owner of a herd of cat
i tie that hud been under Federal quar
antine. He contended that the eating!
1 of meat could not cause the infection,
but that the germs were probably car
ried by the milk of one of the infected
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BOTH OLD HEARTS STOP
Sister, 8«, and Brother, 84, Die Seem
ingly in Fine Health
Brookville, Pa., Dec. 18. —Neighbors
yesterdqv found the bodies of Mrs.
Mary Stewart, 86, a widow, and her
Ibrother, George Wiley, 84, in the Wiley
The aged pair were in good health
Thursday, and when they did not ap
pear as usual yesterday morning the
house was broken into.
A physician said both had died of
heart disease. Fears that they had
been asphyxiated were dispelled* when
it was discovered that all gas valves
had been turned off.
Heptasophs to Go to Marysville
Habey Conclave, Marysville, will
give an entertninment to-night to the
Heptasophs of Harrisburg and vicinity.
Heptasophs will meet at Market square
this evening to take the 7 o'clock car
for Marysville. The local members are
much interested in the preparations be
ing made by Heptasophs for the enter
tainment and reception to be given on
Tuesday night, January 26, in th/e
Technical High school auditorium.
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.1-0 market Street
, Fall ierm September First
| DAY AND NiuHT
BEGINS MONDAY, JAN. 4TH
DAY AND NIGHT SESSIONS
iCHOOL OF COMMERCE
15 8. MARKET SQUARE
Jumberland Valley Railroad
In Kffect May 24, 1»14.
rilu l.ruvr h«trl>l>urg—
iVor Winchesltr jtiu Martlnsburr m.i
"3, *7.i>u a. m., *3.40 p. in.
Kor Hageratown, Chambersburg and
lermeamte millions, at *s.oi, *7.60.
i.oi u. ni., 5.3:;, *7,40. 11.ov
Additional trains for Carlisle and
echanlcaburg at V.48 a. m., 2.18 3 "7
.'i. s.ou p. in.
for Dlllaburgr at 6.03, *7.50 and *ll El
m.. 2.18. • 3.4 U, Ei.32, 6.30 p. m i
•Dally. All othar trains daily exceD*
mday. J H. TONGS.
H. A. RIDDLE. G» P. A. gtpt j
Henrietta D. Grauel
Let the Kiddies Have a Piece
Some mothers tell me, quite as if it
watt a thine to be proud of, that their
children never have a thing to eat be
tween meals. Poor little things! They
never stop growing from the moment
they aro born until they reach maturity;
now, how can they grow if they are not
fed? A child's stomach is small; it
is not possible for a growing child to
eat as much as an adult at a meal, but
he is really more hungry and needs
food more. The childish craving for
frequent feeding is natural and should
be encouraged. Irregular "piecing," a
bowl of milk and bread, a slice of broa.l
spread thick with sugar and butter or
some wholesome cereal food will not
derange stomachs of little folks. As
they grow up they will naturally settle
upon fixed times for eating and the
habit of eating between meals will be
left behind with other childish wavs.
The fault of youth are things we all
outgrow, more's the pity.
Children need foods that make tissue,
bone, and strength, like meat (in small
amounts and well done), eggs, milk
and cereals. Fatty foods children do
not need, their blood flows freely and
warmly without its carbonizing action,
for while the heat of an adult is some
98 degrees that of healthy youngsters
is around 103 decrees.
A child that is fed plentv of whole
some foods, with fruit and milk in
abundance, will not crave rich pastries,
butter cakes and fat meats. Where
such a craving exists it must be over
come or surely a weak stomach in later
life will be the price of the indulgence.
Muscle and bone making foods are
wheat and other cereal breads, crushed
wheat, oat meal, rolled oats, potatoes,
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FACE ON FILM IS UNDONO
Man Arrested at Philadelphia as Los
Philadelphia, Deo. 19. —A reproduc
tion in Los Angeles of a "movie"
drama, staged here by the Lnbin Com
pany, resulted yesterday in the arrest
of Joseph S. Ryan, a prominent mem
ber of the cast, on charges of being a
fugitive from justice.
A man, who said he had been swin
dled by Ryan in 1913, recognized his
face on the screen. Tho Los Angeles
police, wired here to arrest him. Ac
cording to the police, Ryan, who lives
at 4827 Kingsessing avenue, escaped
arrest in Los Angeles, after passing
worthless drafts on a Philadelphia bank
for sums aggregating $320. Ho camS
to this city in November, 1913, ob-J
tained a position with the Lubin Com- 1
pany and played minor parts.
; onions, cabbage, milk, eggs, and lean
meats. Fat foods are most harmful to
Sugar does not id, jure the teeth, if
pure it is wholesome. What harms th«
teeth is a lack of lime and other min
eral matter in the rest of the diet.
Lime water added to milk of children
up to six years of age insures strong
white tepth, in the majority of cases.
Cake and rich desserts are not bad for
children because of the sugar they con
tain but because they are greasy and
too hard of digestion for the undevel
Children should eat at least four
times a day at intervals of about four
hours; six hours is too long for a grow
itig child to go without food. If you
refuse your child food when it is craved
you arc not making it healthy or hap
py, you are blunting its natural desire
for growing material and it will be
stunted and dwarfish in both mind and
You can give your children too much
rich food but you will not be able to
give your growing boy and girl too
much strong nourishing food.
Children should have their heaviest
meal in the middle of the day. A glass
of milk or bread and milk or a Tight
lunch should be given before bedtime,
but to feed a child a henrtv evening
dinner with the rest of the family and
then send it direct to bed is sure to
produce restless sleep and bad dreams.
In a department of this sort it is
not posible to give specific directions
for children's diet. Too much must be
considered and too much is at. stake.
Ask a trained nurse; one who is ortho
idox and in good health herself; she will
gladly advise you and do it well.
Train Runs Down Woman
Shenandoah, iPa., Dec. 19.— Mrs.
Mary Guaskis, 28 years old, was run
down here by a Lehigh Valley passen
ger train yesterday morning while at
tempting to cross the tracks near the
station in the presence of manv horri
fied passengers. Sihe was fatally in
Golden Seal Drug Store,
Its. Market Square.