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IN THE FACE
-; :of FEAR.
BY WILLIAM B. MAC HARO.
M V " '""K" nn'"n"
D ,. "l ""'P"" th ?-
poaite Fisherman. Island, which J
hoyond six hundred yards of shifting,
Uj water. About the island the be,
oy waves ran crosswise among half a
anile of hidden reefs and shallows.
everywhere along the shore stood ,
Ik brown cedar trunks, straight and
lr, and back of them the hemlock, I
and farther still, where the glacial lo.
"'" '7'""- " " ""
aJlla, the ash and beech and maple-
all marketable timber, waiting for th. ,
TT. 1 " 100 CB"P Wnl " ,
" the passengers. They came by twos
bout lumbering, and had spent 30,- and tt ,itu, of wu.
00 on thing, for which there was no , helf-dreseed. About them
ITis. Tn? "UI?mJr WM !1C 7 WB th Wa-tae.. of the night, oat
th. St. Clair in bringing up to Bron- of wbuh M tn, Un OI'choppy,
on . great chained and timbered dock ofr.,Uor, athat and nothing
the needless things Bronson had y,t had ,e,a M flmmf
Up ... I kad hardly smelled the smoke. Willis
Lar!,n-Shocky" Larson, 13 year, called Van a.d. to the speaking-tube.
old. big l.glit-haired and clumsy, wat -WeM aflpe ew th boller- h,
the porter of the St. Clair. Once on
the lakes there hud been built 20 of! "Yes. sir"
more boats all exactly alike-high-j ,., to run fo, Bronion.,,
nadod, stubby craft, mad. to fit the Stlck to lt M , caB aB),
lock of the canals and called canal re , everythin. you.Te ot
boats; and they turned out to be the. "Yes air"
boat rough-weather boat, the lake. Then th,- heQ(, of lh, gt culr wm,
Kad ever een; puffy little boata, turned luto th, w,nd Th p8Mengf!P
melling otbe galley, but iml.fferent ' ,ilent 8nd nervous, gathered on th.
to wlnd or Mw or floating ice-and forward deck Xn.r, wa, no turmoil,
the St. C llr was one of them. But , no confu8ion o( words. but below the
Sbocky Larson laughed at the St. ' w of th, Bt Bnd shock
Oalr and called her the tub." jon thenlt wet nnd Morched
Shocky was driftwood. He had been and chokcd with smoke, were fighUng
out to the beguiling of the St. Law-! thfl en,my m not ho OTr.
ranee and west to the Mississippi; ! come. And th. St. Qair, .baking all
fco had seen a little of the lakes and ow with a Bttad tremble ipllt the
little of the land, and he was no ( water awa - before heP but w and
more than a boy, he brnSged. He a half-hour ticked iUclf off on fhe
bragged to " an Clede, a stoop-shoul- pilot-house clock.
elored man with child-like eyes, who! head wlnd flame,
was i chief enghieer of the St Clair; ! at.adiIy ttpoa th, f. and
ho bragged to the hangers-on who englnMoom. Fifteen mlnutea more
waited at table on the St. Clair, and aad the Btokert, burned and blinded,
to the men upon the docks; but most wtre dr.gd through the fire to the
f oil h. bragged to the men at d,ckt Thera wa lttam enough lop aU
Bronson s camp, a loud-roiced, almple mnet tha4 st fjiai, wouid
folk, who did their duty as they knew aTer Ulkr ttpon any waUra,
It, but had seen little of the world. jn tho eagiat.Poom Vaa citf, cut--I
suppose, now." suid Bronson's W4rdiy otjm, trembled Inwardly with
camp boss, "you could bring the boat a itinJ cf ecstasy. A hundred times he
n..Well V the ,d m1n-" lhd Presel thel engin.s-pres.ed
n0t o!6 , ,e r at ever' , them notch by notch until he thought
f v that th8J- wer doln t"'' utmost;
All right, boy, said the camp boa. but n0Ter had h, preBied thtm M
was a square, brown man, ' now, 1Ie knew them, nut and bolt,
soocked in more than one place by the throu,'. M8ry fraction of their ateady
return swing of the double-bitted ax revolution, but now in the .wirling
-ail right, boy, we'll vote for you." j ,uloke i ;iay Meraed Uke mad giant.
For what?" rushing through their movement..
-When Mthey r electing ths sham- Yet thei- -,uslc was aa even as before,
"f ' and the i lirow which shook the St.
Shocky saw that they were laugh- cialr wri. as regular as a pendulum.
at him, but the laugnter allpped The er ,:ne-room was like a furnace;
ft his shoulders like water, and he the paint dropped In scale, from the
old both question and answer to wookwork, and Van Clede tore a strip
Van Clede, who listened, saying noth- tnm his shirt, wet it, and tied lt
tag. an ueue liked bnocky; he called
i bon, v,nicn was conu-ii.ion ;
Van Clede's part, but he had tried
to Uke Shocky down, and had
tailed. He did not try again. 'rwica 1UU called Van Clede to the
.Neither Shocky Larson, nor Van .peaking tube,
aedft, uor the cmnp boss, nor Capt. j "Are you there yet?" he asked.
tVIllia, of the St. ( W,:; could guess -All right so far, sir," said Van
that a time was coming when what Clede.
was true In all ef them was to be 1 Capt. Willis fcsd begun to feel the
tried out, when all the bragging that nearness of the land, although in the
at quick tongue and a careless head darkness there was neither algnal
r let loo.e upon the world would ( light nor .hore line to tell him where
make no difference, and the manhood ( he was. A quarter of a mile one way
and the strength that was in them or the other made a difference of reef
wouia snow on the out.lde, and the
All summer the St. Clair went up
sd down the lake and In and out at
uunsun , poKing ner nose inio mud
Boles and losing a fender now and
then in pinches where she might have
oat more with small blame; all suin-
v.- r-1.,.i- .....vj v: i I
ui...,ru .ugmes, coming, and the red light flashed out
aad Shocky looked out for baggage at tho end of the doek. The light
aud silver quarters. In the very end came too late. As it met their eyes,
-of ie summer there came a long hot suddenly a tremendous shock shook
pell, wlicn the piled timber at Bron- the St. Clair from stem to stern; out
aoo s was hot to the touch, and shin- went the lamps in the cabin, loose
ylea dropped from the roofs of the furniture, loose things upon the deck
waTfhojii.es. Day after day to the leaped toward the bow. From below
fcorth and west the smoke of forest came the crash of shifting freight,
Srv bunr like a fog over the lake. ' Bnd passenger, and crew, wherever
He hot spell was broken by a wind they stood, were dashed to the deck
awl t.f the east, at first dry and and hurled forward.'
Vurmng from blowing over mile, of t The St. Cluir had .truck the reef;
Vakeil clearing and scorched forest, Bnd as if the shock had been a signal
later lap and chilly, and bringing the whole boat aft of her funnel be
wtth it banks of gray and yellow came a flaming torch. The fire seemed
doud ard the promise of rain. The tJ ,uovo aiong the edges of the deck
wind fnund the St. Clair steaminp at fagt as a man could walk. The
saonotonously through the night, and boats were gone, the funnel trembled
set her to wallowing in the troughs between the loosening stays,
f liUle off-shore whitecaps. ' Willis, who had been thrown from
Sow, aft of th. after gangway, on feet by the shock, leaped again to
tor port side of the St. Clair, was a his place, a wide gash across his fore
peeiAs of cubby -hole where the stew- head where he had struck the railing,
ard lived, and aft of the after gang- and signaled for reversed engines,
way on the starboard side was anoth- Back in the swirl of fire which was
or Juat like it, where the clerk kept aJl the after part of the St. Clair the
his books, and .lept with hi. boots signal wa. heard and obeyed, but a
oat aad a lead pencil behind his esr; j thousand horse-power more could not
avad between the two, in a little coop, have dragged the steamer free again,
slept fihoeky. j For ten seconds after the shock
it was just st the change of watch- ,
ss that Shocky awoke with the sound
of th clerk's voice in his ear, and the
smowiecge tnat something was
wrong. Beyond his open door the j
atwn-decks of the Ht. Clair was
sycay with smoke, through which men
amoved Uka shadow..
- On the upper deck the seoood officer ,
aravsekea at tapt. vtjui. door, aad en-(
without waiting for aa answer.
"TVs" re ail afire, sir," said the sec-
ofSorr, "for'srd of the eagine-
Tts t Clair was sa her oat trip hyT So It was oa the St. Oalr. Men
sat loaded full wit freight-bores! life-preservers, aad leaped
mU crates aad barrels, ahlasasaU to her side wHh than waring open
O aaupaar aforaa aad a aosea Lam i- ,. ... mm rmvht with ar.m
r-j ssg tao ngni kOatdgt than;
tot bar ftiuM lni
! wood which for weeka had tela dry
lag upon th docks until It wu take
matchwood; ahe wu aa ready to bars
ui powder strlag. Capt. Willis kaew
peerea sown among taa freigat
upon the lower deck, and saw-the
curling smoke aad the little apart si
a4eaa;fla,ae! h look UP thedeee:
. I above, beyond which .. were the dry
.... . , J. , J woodwork of the casta aad the lav
flammable apper , work.;, aad ha
knew that hie heat hop. was to beaeh
the St CUlr bafore .the. Are U
at... fcj. eBftnea.
-Ap- eut froa Momr h,
x0t yet. air "
-J, v.n 0ed; , a .ngine-roomr
"Yes, air "
., ,lrk ,. 4w. .
to itlck. Fm to run for Bron-
son's. We must keep it under as
mu6h M .
ewanJ wt tK, h mT
In, knocking at the doors and calling
acrOM moh and nostrils. His
ne.h ached with the heat, and he
,tood stoop-.houldered and childish-
eTad. and was nrtmA of hi. anrinM
or beach, or safety or destruction.
Aft, the flames were licking the edge.
,,f the upper deck, but Willis signaled
for reduced anaeA nn.l th Rt n-ii.
with two wet
wlth two men at her wheel, came in
a cat, ready to jump
At I3ronson'i thev linil ni-n her
. . .
there had been utter silence on the
vater, broken only by the dry rush
of the flames, the crackling of tor-
tured Dkinks snd the useless churn
Bg of the screw. Now there burst
torn SO throats shrill shrieks snd
and frightened agony,
Haya yon eTW aeea , ,B a
.beater or la a mob how from on
, hs)f a doxen centers of disturbance
right runs like ripples on ths water,
ut snd out nntil men on the farthest
wdges of the crowd sre struggling
Ilm mad creatures, ther know not
M deadly silence for a chair, or
tatt (aijff mhUk wouV1 fettj M
aaaf y hands from taa" rail aad
dropped Into the water, tm all. along
taa aide of the Si. Clair It waa like
a salU-pond whara frogs leap from a
kg Into a pool. JJu there wasa few
esios of womea; these, with waits
fasts and wide eyes,- wars gathered
is a llttla group sa the forward deck.
Oat front the rushing flames, aa by
a miracle, cams Vaa dado, a soat
wrapped about his head. Taa firs aad
toasted him. His hair aad beard
wera gone, his eyes smarted with
aad his left arm hung assises by
aids; hut ha was aa eoUoet aa bo
fore.' He patted oat Us flakes of fire
apoa his clothes, then stooped, broke
both shoe-laces and kicked Ids shoos
from aim. As ha rose again ha saw
Shocky Larsoa, clad only la under
shirt aad trousers, slinging to a stan
ehioa. "Get out of here, son," said Van'
Clede. "We've got to swim for it."
The boy did not answer, and Vaa
Clede saw thst he was erased by
fright. The panic had taken hold of
him. Van Clede shook him by the
shoulder and the boy flattened him
self against the rail and shrieked. He
was a pitiful thing, without mind,
without forethought; and when Van
Clede dragged him from the stanchion
he rushed back to it and again
elasped it. Through it all the boy's
teeth chattered and hla lips moved,
end he said over and over to himself,
ss If it were a lesson that he bad
learned by rote:
"I can't swim! I can't swim I I
Van Clede tore Shocky from the
rail, lifted him by mala force and
threw him over the side, and leaped
after him. As he came to the surface,
the boy seized him and they went
down together. With his good hand
Vaa Clede struck him twice in the
face. The blows did not stun, al
though they were meant to stun, but
the boy loosened his hold and went
dowa. ' When again his head came
free of water, Van Clede's teeth were
set in his shirt collar, and with Van
Clede swimming on his back, they
were making slow headway from the
side of the St. Oalr.
The coldness of the water, the
steady pull upon his shirt brought the
boy to hi. senses. He told it after
ward how one fnstant all was a blur
of fright, filled with red flashes and
voices which stopped the beating of
his heart and choked his throat with
terror; then, suddenly, it was aa If
something cracked in his head and he
saw ciearly a. in a picture, the black
side of the St. Clair, and he heard
and reoogniied above the turmoil the
voice of Capt. Willis, on the forward
deck, as he and the first officer held
back the maddened men and helped
the women with the life-preservers.
And Shocky Larson, in a voice which
was not like the voice of Shocky Lar
son at all, but like the voice of some
better men, said, gasping, to Van
"You don't need to be afraid of me
now, Van Clede."
Vaa Clede loosened the collar from
his teeth, still supporting the boy'.
body oa his own.
"i wasn t afraid of yon, son." he
said. "Put your hand on my shoulder.
It's better so.
Then, swimming a. best they could,
they struck eut for the red light on
About them they could hear noises
in the water which told them that
others, like themselves, were strug
gling. The offshore waves running on
ths reef, like sea-urchins at play,
slapped their faces and choked them.
The way was long. It was as if for
hours they had been struggling in thf
vstor. Van Clede's strokes grew
shorter end weaker, his face was
white evon in the darkness, and his
eyes stared in their sockets.
"I guess we ain't got much chance,
son," he said, choking, to the boy.
Then to Shocky Larson, that same
frightened boy who, 15 minutes be-'
lore, naa ciung snr.eKing io me ran, ,
there came a thought grander than
any he had ever had before. )
His weight dragged an Clede down
Until iha atniu nne ibnin l.nn
. . 1 . ... . ..
... ..,... ........ uuuua. i
Together they could never reach the j
snore, ine reti ngm grew no nearer;
v.. ri i i v i i
uut tun vicuq uiuue imgut niuite lu
One not both.
And something rose in Shocky Lar
son which was like a thing outside of
vi.w v. n r--. n
iiiiiini.ii, u 1 1 ii ijc ick ii , mu wicuc
shoulder, and the water closed over '
lil . V . T rl...ii. ..HrnM. i ..
ii i in , uuw i tin vicuc, kutuiiig oiut
wise, seizea nim again.
Alien, uui v lirtrv uwujr 111 iiiu uuik- t
iiran. u iuilii luuiu iu nnu a
hand was stretched out. lt was Bron
son's camp boss, who had crossed
from the shore to the island on a lit
tle raft of railroad ties.
After that the St. Clair, burning like
a boa of matches, burned herself out
on the reef, and the wind died down,
and the day grew white behind the
But all through the dreadful night
there were three men who were a
tower of atrength to others; and one
of these was Van Clede, lying without
doctor's aid in a shanty at Bronson's
camp. There were three men who, all
night, risked their lives again and
agaia upon the reef and the Island
for ethers. One of these was Capt.
Willis, of the St. Clair, with a water
soaked wound upon his forehead; one
of them wss the camp bos. with hand,
torn sad puffed witb water, and one
was Bhocky Larson, who had come
into his manhood.
He would never be a bragging boy
again; but day by day ha would grow
more Ilka Vaa Clede and the camp
boss men with simple hearts and
steady bands, and their first thought
a thought for others.
I knew ha had It In him," ssld Vsn
Cled Umg afUrward, -I knew he i aad
It la him, or maybe I woun't bars
aotaered so much a sous aJsa.
As tao TWtsj h Beat.
Baeoa That fellow's mother aaya
that whea he was s baby he waa al
ways patting his toe in his mouth.
Egbert Yes; and he's been putting
hla foot la H ever since. Yoakers
gtatcsssaa. ' ' ' "
Yno Potlewoe ol A .
Senator's Daughter Ie prayed and
preyed, papa, but things only seem to
grow worse with met
Senator Copperas Have patience,
sty child Just look at the chaplain of
the hoass aad senate! Pack.
' It All Depemds."
"How's business?" asked the atrsn
per who bad drifted in.
The shopkeeper eyed him suspicious
ly for a moment before replying.
"Do yoa want to buy or sell?" he
inquired at last. Chicago Post.
track a New Hole,
Tommy Uncle Henry's got the rheu-
aiatlsm In a new spot this morning.
Dicky How do you know?
Tommy His swearin is different
from what it generally is. Chicago
Aaa rat Him la the Shade.
Hewitt What became of the girl
'.hat yoa used to say was the light of
Jewett Another fellow came be
tween ma and the light. Judge.
Customer How much are eggs ?
Dealer Twenty-one cents.
"What do you charge 21 cents for?"
"For eggs" Hrlem life.
Haw It Looked.
Edith She ssys her face is her for
tune, Ethel How unfortunate! Puck.
"It teemed that nothing short
of a miracle could save my little
daughter from an untimely
death," lays City Marshall A.
H. Malcolm, of Cherokee.Kan.
" When two yean old ihe was
taken with stomach and bowel
.trouble and despite the efforts
of the best physicians we could
procure, she grew gradually
worse and was pronounced in
curable. A friend advised
and after giving it a few days
she began to improve and final
ly fully recovered. She is now
past five years of age and the
very picture of health."
field br aU Drufilats.'
Dr. Miles Medlesl Co.. Elkhart, Ind.
The Order of Baeeeaslos.
"Of course," said the bachelor,
thoughtfully, "there can be no such
thing as joint rule in a family. Some
one must be the head."
"True, but thf scepter passes from
one to another."
at the be lnni of marrIed
,lfe the husUnnd holtl8 it. tben it gently
nnd unobtrUBively pasBe8 to the wife,
,nd he never , h M , M
"she keeps it forever,
0h, no; the baby ,
baby gets It next."
(kauiat tf4 C C C Never sold In bulk,
Bsasn cl tSu Mksr who tries lo sell
I hist as iooi."
Clara Mr. Simpson paid you a great
compliment last night.
Maude Indeed! What did he say?
Clara He snld you seemed to be
growing more beautiful every day.
Maude That was nice.
Clara Yes; and I reminded him of
the old adage about practice making
perfect. Chicago Dally News
The war tohuf PCRK WHISKEY I direct
roro lh distillery. You avoid tlia poMlbilily
f aduUaratlun nj nava Ihe Johliera' and email
Mlers' prollt. Tbe tlnyner IHitllllns Co.. Day
on, Ohio, will eend you four full quart Heven-ear-Old
Rye, ezprnu prepaid, for SS 20. Bee
heir announcement appearing elsewhere In
"Oh! Can wa not be mated?" he cried.
"Why yes," she answered deft;
"We'll fix It this sy; I'll be right. .
And you, sir, will be left" I
-Puck. . I
Sclf-Dlatrast. ' I
"What you lack," said the person
who reads your character, "la self-confidence."
"I can't kelp It," said the young man.
'pjo, ,n the work of preparing
wtath pr,dlctpns." - Washington
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iiwV. I' 1 1 a as.
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' contains neither Opium, Iforphlue nor wther Maweotis
sabstance. It destroys Worms and tvliays Fereiialijaesa,
It enres DiarrbcMk avnd Wind Colic It relisres Tooth.
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In Use For
THE BUST r
LAWN LA sWi
HER FAMILY HISTORY."
Sarah Bernhardt Tells Soaae latlmate
Farts to Iaaaraa?a Doctor aad
Cieta n niak.
The $100,000 liiKurance risk recently
taken out by Sarah Bernhardt wa. di
vided among several large English
companies, and each received a copy
of the original examination by a phy
sician of the company that accepted
the great actress. A copy of the pa
pers in tbe possession of an English
visitor in Chicago shows that if Mme.
Berndardt dies M. Maurice Jean Am
broise Bernhardt, her son, married and
about 35, will inherit the insurance
money, together with $10O,C20 worth
of real estate in Paris, an estate else-
MME. SARAH BERNHARDT.
(Considered by Critics the Greatest Llvtni
where in France and much money,
bonds and other valuables.
The statement is to the effect that
the divine Sarah was born on October
23, 1844, that her father died at 37 and
her mother at 51. She has no brother.
Of her two sisters, one died of acci
dental poisoning, the other of pneu
monia. The physician makes especial
mention of the fact that Mme. Bern
hardt submitted most affably to the
physical examination, and that, all
things considered, she is the best risk
he has ever examined.
In answer to various questions the
actress said she had been ill only once
in her life, when a serious surgical
operation was necessary. She never
wore stays. Her full name is Sarah
Bernhardt Damnla. She owned $100,
000 worth of Paris real estate and
earned $10,000 a week in the theatrical
Iler home is on the island of Belle
Isle, on the west const of France, a
place immortalized by Alexander Du
mas the elder in "The Three Guards
men." Iler height wa. five feet V4
inches and her weight 130 pounds.
In the matter of wines and other
liquors she confines herself to one
glass of champagne at dinner each
day. Her principal food is the juice
pressed from fresh beef.
Her art takes up all her time, and
to prevent the small but worrying
things of every-day life from inter
fering with it she carries with her a
woman companion and a masseuse,
two maids and two men servants.
Iler daily routine she gives as fol
lows: She arises between 11 a. m.
and noon. She takes a cold bath.
She gives herself over into the hands
of ber masseuse. She has a light
breakfast. If the weather Is nice
and dry she takes a drive; If not, she
studies, reads or talks.
She has a light dinner, the princi
pal Ingredient of which Is the Juice
pressed from beefs drinks her glass
of champagne and goes to tha thea
ter at eight o'clock.
V. I. n.
Over 30 Years.
AIIIhMTC Wf A MTull
Laws Svrlags tad Settees, Hamaock
Cat In, Caaia Chairs aad Steels,
Iraaiag Tahks, Wash Beaches, Etc
Agents easily maka
$5 to $10 Per Day.
Will furnish samples at re
duced prices to those desiring
agency. Exclusive territory
ClnrlUd WtMsVo-Ware Ce.;
"What are you doing in that cup
board, Cyril r
"Hush, auntie! I'm pretending to be
a thief! "Punch.
"How do you part your hair?" said
the barber after he had finished cut
"With a comb," replied the irrltablt
"I didn't know. It looked, when yon
came in, as if yon might have been do
ing it with a hayrake." Chicago Trib
Kept Him Home.
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i Heard or irr.
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ntld my tesll
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