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as they v '.
of their diuo
i . ,.vios of loll,
lat h, side by side.
-' y f.-r , while;
i to hurry . the. news
cry to the camp. As
they rested for
ves lighted on
a ' feature of the
landscape which was not natural
stnd- he suddenly' ex. ' .Imed: "By
orge, Hlgglns, we should hare
'lowed that roadt U went south'
n I'ttle Inland from the coast, and
t,ta ft Is," ' ,' .
They walked together to the road
and stepped, upon Its smooth hard
surface.- - The road ' curved 'only
when the natural topography made
the problem of grading It very dif
ficult , "
, There were a few bends, how
ever, and upon rounding one of
these, they came abruptly upon an
object which, made both of the men
scramble from the road and stand
..... and stare silently. The object was
a machine or rather what; was left
of a machine. ' It waa crushed
against a pinnacle of rock at the
end of one of the rare curves In
the road. The very manner In
which It stood against the rock wall
suggested how it bad arrived there.
it had been one "of the vehicles
- which the creatures of the planet
Sir e or -rodei. and rounding; the
curve at too high a speed It bad
shot -off the highway and smashed
lsv! i on Into (be wall of stone
-The two. men bent over It, then
touched It They exchanged glances
; without speaking. . The thing Still
glittered In the sunlight the metal
which composed It being evidently
rust-proof. An unidentifiable frag-
mant Intf aii tha o-rnrnirt heslfta It;
and Tony, nicking It up, found to
his surprise that It was ' extremely
' light, lighter even than aluminum.
- The . engine was .' twisted and
mangled, as was the rest of the car.
, It was Impossible to guess what the
t .to L ui Cne of the Vehicles
rroHt l F !!im!ina the Curve
Off the H ':w.-sy and Smashed
or:'.iial shn'e of the vot.Icle had
I -'n, but It whs conceivable that
n expert nil .'.t dec! 1e , w hat type
'-IH hnd drlvs-n it
"An auii)'i'!ii:-'p" U'LJlna said at
L. .r. '
"With an enrlne like none I have
- r 1 '!''. mr t have been
: i j s
" 1 y
t'lT ) t
fii a re 1 1
li i, i t ioumpmcnt bringing their
A n Jhoiir ' later, nearly every one
f ..n the Ark was gathered around
tiie machine.. ' Bates and .. Maltby,
who were perhaps the best . engl
noera and mechanics among them.
Tcept Hendront. stepped out of the
circle of fascinated onlookers. Be
hind them walked Jeremiah Post
t'.e metallurgist of the company.
These three men, together with
I: endron, , began painstakingly and
slowly to examine the wreck. .-."
Finally Hendron, after a brief
sotto voce colloquy with Post, Bates
and Maltby, addressed the crowd of
people. , ' ; -
Well, friends," be said simply,
"until we have had time to take this
apparatus back to camp and study
It more thoroughly we will be un
able to make a complete, report, on.
It But we four are agreed on a
good many things that will Interest
you. In the first place, Judging from
the area of space for passengers
and the division of that area who
ever occupied and operated this-ma
chine could not have been much
larger- or much smaller than our
selves. Ton will note" he walked
over to the wreck and - pointed
"that although the force of the
crash has collapsed' this portion of
the- vehicle. ' we may, assume that
Its operator "sat here.
'' ."I say sat,- because this Is mani
festly a seat - The vehicle steered
with a wheel which has been brok
en off. " This is It Whether - the
creatures on . Bronsou Beta had
hands and feet like ours cannot be
said. However, that they had four
limbs, that they were able to sit
upright and that their upper pair
of i limbs terminated 'in members
which could be used precisely as
fingers are used. Is very Illuminat
ing. In fact 1 wont say, that the
bullderrof (his very interesting and
brilliant vehicle ' were human ; be
ings: but I will say that If the ve
hicle were Intact, It could he oper
ated by a human being.
"As for the machine Itself, It was
made very v largely of beryllium.
Beryllium was a very common ele
ment on earth. It Is, roughly speak
ing, about half as heavy as alumi
num; and about twice' as strong as
what we called, duralumlnum, , It
was rare and valuable In' a pure
state only because we had not as
yet perfected a way of extracting
beryllium cheaply. .
"The principle opon which this
vehicle was propelled is obvious In
the sense that we are all agreed up
on, what waa accomplished by Its
the Creatures of the Planet Drove or
at Too Won a 8psd, It Had 8hot
Head-On Into the Wall of 8tone.
engine, although further study. wlll
be necessary to reveal precisely how
It was done.
"For the sake of those who are
not physicists or .engineers, I will
explain that except for the atomic
energy which we ourselves perfect
ed, all tefrestial energy - was ther
mal energy. In other words, it came
f -om the sun. :. Oil represents . the
e .i.wpy stored up In minute vegeta-
t n. Coal, the sunlight stored, in
! r r'""!'. V'ntPT power Is de
i f '-, a kiii' c energy in water
t 1 by tl.e sun to high places.
I e or-y n -y be also excepted,
i i 1 by the attraction
i. i .. e we found elec
,. f ti f;ii form of en -
i water, pov
i ice directly,, i
i to generate e
i Uiose systems w
t. The loss of -er
waterfall -And the
iit'en the fire-box ai.l
bulb, was tremendous. . ;
the dream of every "j i
velop a system vi! f
! . t to de
'.! inal en
ergy could t be c.
Into electrical emw.
7. , For. most
iy be difficult
than that" the
of you It will proiiii
to understand mote
engine of this vehicle of the ancient
inhabitants of - Eronson - Beta was
run by ti.at preclne method. JtS
machinery was capable of taking
the energy of heat and turning it, In
simple steps,, into ' electricity, 7 As
soon as we can spare, the time I
will have this machine studied In
complete detail, but Just'now plant
Ing beans is more Important"'.
In Eliot James' diary appears the
following entry. ,, It Is , dated 'J)ay
No. 14: .-.
"We have been, here.: two . weeks,
We have been working furiously...
"Great cranes surmount the top
of the . Ark, ." Already the uppermost
layer has been removed, and reas
sembled on: the ground. Our set
tlement looks Uker-a ' shipbuilding
yard; but" I think all our hearts are
heavy with the knowledge .that we
are not building, but wrecking our
ship. We have committed ourselves
to life here. - ' -
The food' we eat la monotonous.
No dietitian could give us a better
balanced diet ; but on , the : other
hand, none of us Is able to gratify
those dally trifling appetites which
were- unimportant on earth," but
which up here assume great propor
tions. Bread and beans and Johnny-
cake, and oatmeal and bacon and
lentil soup and sweet chocolate and
rice, together with' yeast, which we
cultivate and eat : to prevent pel
lagra, and other vitamins which .we
take in tablets, form a diet nourish
ing beyond doubt, but tiresome In
the extreme.! '.
"One of the small atomic engines
Hendron brought baa been convert
ed Into the motor of a tractor-like
machine which pulla a 'flat four
wheeler trailer hack and forth to
tha river' valley. )
"Tony and twenty other men and
women live in tnat river vaiiey.
They have used the tractor to plow
and already they nave several hun
dred acres under cultivation. They
work frantically not knowing how
long -the growing season will be
knowing only that our survival de
pends upon their success, jione or
us has yet adjusted himself to the
length of the day, so that the hours
of light seem Interminable, and we
reach darkness exhausted. I have
seen workers on the Ark, and men
and women on the farm, fall asleep
at their Jobs in the later afternoon.
On the other hand, since we are ac
customed to sleeping' at the .most
nine or ten hours, we are apt to
wake up long before dawn. We
have, ameliorated this problem
somewhat, by dividing the labor. Into
eight-hour shifts, with eight more
hours for ' recreation.
"The soil at the farm was Judged
excellent, by , the chemists. .Bac
teria have, been sowed in it Ants
have been loosed there; Our grass
hoppers' are fattening on the local
flora; their buzzing is the only fa
miliar living sound except our own
and the occasional noises - of the
animals we tend. ' 1 ,
"Shirley Cotton has fallen more
or less In love with Tony. I would
not enter this In a diary that la
perhaps to be history, except for
the fact that she announced It to
every one the other day and said
that she was going to move for
system of marriage codes by which
she could compel him to become her
mate as well as Eve Hendron's. It
must have saddened Eve, although
she has said nothing about it and
appears not to mind. - Brit Shirley
has pointed out what every one has
often thought privately there are
thirteen more women than men. All
the women but five are under forty
years of age. - Nearly bait the men
are . more than - fifty. : Our other
Darty. which appears lost con
' talned more of the younger people.
apd an ince
pours. .The r -When,
Jubilant His v '
iy before It
a like anj
itt gray skies
t drizzle that
uie farm rose,
ii-ed' Tony was
snres were cov
ered with eve a -rows of, green and
Indeed the farm was- a beautiful
spectacle. , it.,. -..'
"We have moved our1 animals to
the farm and put them In stockades
where some-the niost valuable, for
tunately, ,; the cows and sheep
thrive so' tar,! on the -ferns and
mosses ' which we have mixed wltn
the le.st of the fodder brought from
earth.. Other animals do not do to
well; and if they die, it la the last
we . shall see of their species; But
shall we ourselves survive?
V;HQn reading the above, It seems
that my tone is melancholy; and I
feel' that it cannot , be otherwise..
Pressure of work and the reaction
to our months of strain and danger,
and contemplation of -the awful
though splendid perils of the flight
from ; earth, , have ; brought about
this, state of miad. ' We.may be
are, for all we know the only,Uv
Ing, intelligent being In all the cos;
mos"; one hundred and three of us
many past the prime of life-
stranded In this; solitude with two
cows,, two sheep, two. deer, a few
ant,, grasshoppers, fungi, bacteria
"The Children ths Little Boy and
Girl, Who, Thank God,' Are the
' Bright LlahtaTln Our Emotional
and bees that we have brought with
us. We are now feeling the grind
ing despair that castaways - must
know, except that we cannot have
the hope of rescue, and stlu worse,
we have abandoned the hope of any
other fellowship than our own. Soli
tude exile loneliness I i
The children the little boy and
girl whom, thank God,, we brought
are-: the bright lights In our emo
tional gloonviiJiiThelit eagerness,
their amusing .behavior,: their con
stant loyalty and affection, ' point
ns more nowerfullv than anvthine
v . i.-.-. .. . .
VIBtS iu HO uutiug uoyt, i.-.
."If there were more children
If babes were born among ns; new
members bf our race, thls awful
feeling of the end might be lifted.
But,- who would dare to bear, chil
dren beret ' ESveT Shlrleyt" -
Eliot James, on this despairing
note, Interrupted bis record. . -
Two - matters recommend . them
selves for comment at this 'point
One concerns Kyto, the qulck-wlcted
obedient. Japanese, who- had so hon
orably, as he would have said, fol
lowed, his master's cause and was
now one of the mysteries, of Bron-
son;1 Beta,.;,- Everybody ,4alked -of
Kyto.,, NaturaUy, the little Jap was
ho longer Tony's servant ' No .one
would have servants . again. His
handlness in the matter of prepa
ration of meals had made him grav
itate to the commissariat in the first
few days.- . But It began to appear
at once that Kyto was .more than
a, good cook. . '- , t
On the third day, when Shirley
Cotton had -been instructed to in
form Kyto ' on the matter ot vita
mins and balanced diets, she dis
covered that he knew fully as much
about . the subject as she. . Indeed
the eventual discoveries about Kyto.
surpassed even. the wildest guesses
ot the colonists, -?
. The other matter concerned Hen
dron, - - ","!.'
Others ' beside Eliot . James had
Observed, - and with concern, the
change In the leader; hnd they be
gan to discuss It . - ..
Tony knew that he himself was
talked of as a candidate for com
mander of the group governor of
the camp If . Hendron waa to be
replaced; so Tony waa especially
careful to refrain from criticism,
In addition to his sincere loyalty,
and devotion to Hendron, there was
the further fact that Eve became
even more . frantically devoted to
her father - as his difficulties In
creased. - " . ' ' '
"Tony," she asked him, "what do
they the opposition say ' about
FatherT. they want another lead
er: Isn't that ltr
(TO BBJ CONTimJBD.)
I1 i.i i i " f V-
Porte Rico's Bats
' No native mammals except bats
are found on the Island of Porto
Ilan, With the Dar..
1 Lantern . , :
WHO killed John Hayes In the
old Inn between London and
Tlie ; fact' can be stated very
briefly. ( a , .
The gentleman in question was
an English squire-of great wealth.
On his way' from .the capital to
the old university (town he stopped
at a tavern kept by Jonathan Brad
There' were, two' other guests at
the place and Mr. Hayes struck up
an acquaintance with them, -. . 1
They had supper together, i and
during the course of the meal the
squire laughingly remarked that he
had a large sum of money with him.
The: two .ether guests Brown
and Harley exchanged significant
glances at. this , unexpected; confi
dence. , ,- ,
Bradford, the landlord, was In tha
room at the timet, and It waa- no
ticed he listened to. this part of the
conversation with eagerness. If not
jUte that night each or tne tnree
Se8ta was. escorted to the room
at had been assigned to him, , --.
i jonn Hayes was uouucneu tu
middle apartment on the second
floor, and his valet was placed In a
room on the- same floor and In the
rear of the house.
James Johnson, one of the perma
nent guests of the Inn, sat up late
that night reading. ''
He used a candle which stood in
its socket on the table, and Just
when this began to sputter Johnson
was aroused by sounds of a scuffle
In the adjoining room. '
This was the apartment to which
John Hayes had been assigned. ,
Sounding ' the alarm, Johnson
rushed to this room and, opening
the door, rushed In.
To his horror be saw a man In
the bed. covered with blood.
Standing over him, with a knife
In his hand and a dark lantern fas
tened to his arm, was another man
Who averted his face.
Johnson was to petrified with as
tonishment that he was unable to
Two other boarders came Into the
room, and they .-were so snocaea
that they were helpless.
In the meantime the man with the
lantern slipped around the foot of
the bed and but Into the darkness
of the night
The nollce were summoned ana
they began the Investigation to dis
cover who killed John Hayes.
Snsplclon pointed to the two men
who had been the companions of the
deceased at supper on the previous
: But when the Inquest was held
Mr. Johnson said that the man with
the lantern and the knife who stood
by the side of the bed was Jonathan
Bradford, the keeper of the inn.
He was much confused at this
charge, but positively denied that
he was in. any way responsible for
He said be had heard the groans
of the dying man and had gone to
the room to ascertain the cause of
the trouble, and was thus found
standing there by Johnson and the
But the evidence was against him
and be was convicted and duly exe
cuted according to law.
After It waa all over one of the
county detectives was curious
nntiirh to ret a list of the property
that had been stolen from the mur
One of the articles was a gold
snuff box which had engraved upon
It the coat-of-arms of George L
The investigator made a tour of
the pawnshops of London and
one of them be found the gold snuff
' With the assistance of the pawn
broker he managed to locate the
man who had pledged the article.
And whom do you suppose it was,
None other than the valet of John
Hayes, who had slept in the inn that
He was followed to a little room
where he was living to London, but
was found to be In a dying condi
Before be passed away, however,
he made a full confession, in which
he admitted that he had gone Into
the room that night, and murdered
his master for his money.
., It might be imagined that a cruel
miscarriage of Justice had occurred
If another and even more startling
revelation had not come to pass.
' rtna nf tha men who accompanied
Jonathan Bradford to the scaffold
said that the Inn keeper had told
him that while be had not commit
ted the murder, he was morally
guilty... u't . - t
He confessed that he had con
ceived the Idea of killing the poor
old man for his money and. secur
ing a dark lantern and a knife, had
sllDDed into his room for that pur
poseonly to find him dead by the
hand of another.
'"4 ' r Safety First
., Tillage Grocer-What f are yon
running for, sonny?
- Boy I'm trying to keep two fel
low from fightln', "' , "
; Grocer Who are the fellows? 1
- Boy Jimmy Green and me. .
BEVERLY HILLS. Calif. - Well
all I know is Just what I. read In the
papers, or what I see here and there.
Back boms' here
after a kind a
back East I
started In here a
week or so ago,
I was to go East
at four o'clock on
1 and - my good
asked me about a
If I dldent want
to ride East with him; that he was
going, to make a trip In a new plane.
and so when I got to the Held here
was his plane. He was going to leave
In one hour after our plane, was. Well
did want to go with him1. I. knew:
he would really "Burn Oil," but I
was headed for South Bend. Indiana,
where I had promised to speak at
Notre Dames annual Football Din
ner, for my good friend the Coach,
Elmer Layden, and Father O'Hars,"
Jimmy told me he would after
landing in New York fly me back to
South Bend;, but I figured that was
kinder Imposing on him, so 1 dldent
do It I sure wish I habeen on that
trip. His wife was with him. I think
they, had It pretty cold and-rough
too, and I : would have perhaps
messed the whole thing up, so maby
Its Just aa well I dldent go. Jimmy
a great pilot and I wouldent be
afraid to go anywhere with him.
Well I went on and got to South
Bend by regular air line, and they did
have a great time, and a great din
ner. I like that school. I always have.
There Is something mighty genuine
about It They turn out some great
We had about twelve hundred
there In one ot their big dining halls.
Many an old boy in there that had
played during his time under the
Great Rockne. My, what a heritage
and tradition that man left I had
been a friend ot his for many years.
I think this Elmer Layden is go
ing to be a great Coach for them.' I
toll you, he has the support ot the
whole school, and th- whole Alumni.
In his first year he lost two or three
games, but they dldent do like lots
ot places. Jump o him and yell tor
his soalp. Tbey knew that he had
made great progress, and were heart
and soul to give him a chance, a
real chance. He had em playing
mighty smart ball when tbey played
California out there last Fall.
Did you know that School has no
automobiles, no campus full ot cars.
There Is books there. Oh its an odd
college! Had some great speeches at
the dinner that night You know
these Priests are smart fellows and
a lot of humor. One old boy from,
(I think he had charge of the Chari
ties in Cleveland. Ohio) well he was
a knock out And Father OHara is
an excellent talker.
I had to leave rather early to catoh
my plane. 1 was headed from there
to Washington to attend the dinner
given by the Vice Pres, to the Presi
dent I was there last year and we
had a lot ot fun, and the President
said he had a lot of tun, and this year
was Just as good.
This little fellow Garner is a great
fellow, and smart Say I would ra
ther have his opinion than anybody.
He dont say
much, but he
knows which way
the wind is blow
ing every minute.
They was all
messed up over
the gold, but
seemed to think
that no matter
bow the decision
that they had
some schemes to
fix It so it would
get by. There was only about 50 at
the Dinner. All the Cabinet and tneir
wives were there, none ot the second
string team were there that night
the ones they call the Brain Trust
ers. The Brain Trusters are not the
Cabinet; they are the advisers to the
Cabinet. Dont hear quite as much ot
that bunch as we used to. but they
are still there and still cooking up
medicine. This Supreme Court has
kinder held them up. They had all
kinder forgot about it, but now that
they And that those nine old men
with the Kimonos on are really alive,
why its got all Washington excited.
ntS. UcNmmght SW. tut
Ex-Sarvlca Man: Veteran !
The terms ex-service man, veteran,
are often loosely used interchange
ably. An ex-service man is one who
has formerly been a soldier or sailor;
he may be young or old, and may
have served a few months or have
grown old in the service. Nothing in
the term Indicates age or length of
service. Properly speaking, however,
the term veteran, when applied to
one who la or who was a soldier or
sailor, denotes a man "long trained,"
or whq "has grown old In service";
hence, It does not properly apply to
a young man or to a man with -a short
record of service. It Is from the Latin
veteranus, meaning-."old,? or, when
used in a military sense, "an old tried
soldier." Literary Digest
V. arctic, iij, y have heavy ant.
ml bitter .cold for eight or l a
. ot- g.of the year, but during t; o
rc-malnder of the twelve mi
ilowers -bloom, meadows appear, i
even -vegetables grow, writes Js
Montflgnes In the Scientific Aim 1-
can. : , , , .
-. Flowers have been found growing
within 400 miles of the North pole
by Investigators who traveled to the
tip of Ellesmere Island, the last big
Arctic Island before reaching, the
pole. There these botanists found
hundreds of varieties of flowers, ;
mosses,' lichens, and similar plants. '
At the settlements, where the long
Arctic day averages upward of eight-,.,
een hours daily during the summer ;
months, Is possible to grow, large
assortment of -vegetables. .Including :.
potatoes, cauliflower, cabbage, toma-",:-toes,
radishes, onions, carrots, beets,
lettuee, and cucumbers. In a region
where canned food, dried meat, and
fish form the staples, these fresh -vegetables
prove an attraction en ;
the menu. Even wheat' has been
grown, and experiments are now be v
ing carried on to find a faster ma- ,
hiring wheat lor that region. ,, .
Dr. Pierce's Pleaunt Pellets are the orlf
Inal little liver pille pot up SO years ago.
They regulate liver and bowels. Adv. ,
.... Heart of Sympathy
A sympathizing heart is a sprint
of pure water bursting forth from,
the mountain side; ever pure and
sweet in Itself, It carries gladness
and Joy on every ripple of its spar
"Have yon any ambition besides
wanting to look beautiful?"
"Oh, yes 1 want to be told I do."
TJefat that flood! the
Whole mom with a dew
mallow radiance! The
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