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THE STANFORD WORLD see - 67)e IMPOSTOR cY41 13y FRANK L. PACKARD (Copyright.) CHAPTER IX -Continued. -13- Laynton, still on the bridge, was al- ternately bawling into the engine room tube and jamming the engine telegraph hysterically backward and forward. A weird, uncanny chorus If exultant shrieks, us of devils In unholy revel, came from across the water, and the sound was close now. Wulien swept his hands across his eyes. Ile could make out the other vessel phainly now. gliding HO' a shed - ow down upon them -like it shedow, save when the gun's Mame burst through the blackness. angry red. And now aft behind him showed an- other flame. A curious sight! The steam pouring in 1111111NISP volumes from the higi lie room hatch was streaked, as it swirled upward, with darts of yellow and bright red. There was fire below! A Chinaman. one of the coal pass- ers, naked to the waist, blackened, burned, yelling in torment, demented, appeared suddenly upon the deck, ran by hint and leaped headlong front the rail overboard. The bridge. useless now for naviga- tion, was deserted. Laynton rushed down the ladder and into his room; the quartermaster, who had been at the wheel, came tumbling utter the captain, and, like the mates, swung the forward ladder to the foredeck. The Monieigh rolled with a sudden, heavy lurch. Wallen moved inetantly back along the deck. Was she sink- ing? He halted at the lounging room door for a final glance. The steam, roaring from the engine room hatch, was streaked now with deeper yellow, deeper red. And now there came the crackle of small arms frort the crew forward -the answer a demoniacal mob -scream from close aboard, and, It seemed, a thousand tiny flashes as the fire was returned. They were close alongside now -he heard the swish of the other's screw going astern to stop the way. They were preparing to board ! Why ! Why not stand off and sink the Monleigh?- the Slonleigh was probably sinking now. Yes, he knew why. They were afraid that whet Mott had suggested 'night be trne -that he in the darkness might escape in a boat. Ile laughed suddenly. What was it Gunge had said: \A light. sahib, that I would to Allah I might see again before I die!\ Well, Gunge had not prayed to Allah in vain. Gunge would have his fight. They were going to board. God, how they lined the decks end rails out there -they were in their hundreds! It was light now, like the play of lightning with the volleying of the small-arms. Aye, Gunge would have his fight ! He laughed again wildly - anal then terror Caine. It seemed to freeze Ills soul with horror, unnerving hint, unmanning hi in for an imitate. 1Vhat of her! And then Walletes face drew into set, rigid lines; and there came into his eyes at look that was not good to see -and be turned and dashee below. \open. Gunge, quick !\ lie shouted. And as the door swung back: \Miss MacKay-both of you -this way!\ '.'hey ran out to meet hint, a caught her suddenly, steadying her as there came a violent shock -and with the shock a hideous, louder outburst of yelling. ' It •wns Barn Guild) Singh alongside! Half carrying her, half guiding her, \Yellen, with Gongs behind, gained the top of the companionway, ran out onto the deck tliniugh the starboard door of the lounging room and, protected on this side by the deckhouses, rushed forward toward the bridge. It was a last stand; that was all- altimately the same as though they had remained below, except that here they could die fighting and not as rats In a trap. He and Gunge could hold the bridge ladders until the Monleigh went down, or until at least every other part of the ship was in the hands of Rain Gulab Singh; and the charthouse would serve as ft protection for her until -until -his breln went sick again with fear at thought of her -and it did not seem to be his voice that was shouting so reassuringly over the hor- rible babel around him. \Up you go, Miss MacKay! That's it! Splendid! Now into the chart- ..roenill\ He pushed her almost forci- bly inside -and swung toward Gunge. \Gunge take the starboard ladder - I'll take the port.\ . Around him wag an inferno; screams, shrieka, yells and cries, the sorill hies of escaping steam, the sharp crackle of a flame' leaping upward through the engineroom ' , hutch, the emit and rattle of small -aria fire filled the air. Below on lire forward deck it was as though hell itself were loosed. The great lemene ehape of a vessel lay against the :zeonielgh's bow, from .10111 WOWS.; aireudy there, white -clothed figures, like a horde of ghouls, poured onto the Monleigh's flush deck ; and, ant a fire -flame shot heavellwerd,Silieninating the scene to daylight brightness, the naked steel of the kris flickered in its downward sweep, and dark, grimacing features showed, and out of the features In. a horribly Ineredible way the eyes glit- tered. And here and there upon the deck forms law :Trawled and prone as they bad fallen. %Yellen ripped open a box of car- tridges with his thumb nail, and let them tumble loose Into his pocket, as he stared over the weather -cloth. What was left of the Monleigles crew was already driven back on the lad- ders leading to the boat deck. Rant Guild) Singh was making short work of it -as he must ! With the Monieigh afire, even if the fire were still amidships, It was a pre- carious thing for that other vessel to lay teere alongside! Tina Wini Latin - ton and two of the crew on the star- board ladder fighting like demons; and directly below him, en the lower port ladder, were Mott and Larsen and two others -no, there were only Larsen and two of the crew -Mott had p11e111411141WIlWard illtp the sweep of a kris, *opining most curiously to meet the glint of It in mid air. Six left! Bleat was the matter below (lucre now? What Wils that infuriated, trl- unaphuirat yell of the Malays, louder than ally than laud gone before? They were swarming up leith ladders! .istyn- ion 11/111 Larsen (num each side had given way -they were hidden under that bridge now, and he could not see, and- Gungn's voice they COMP!\ In a flash Millen swung about and (Implant down full length on the bridge at the head of the port ladder, shout- ing to Gunge to do the 8/1111P. He could understand now the sudden retreat from the lova' ladders. The Mainys had got aft somehow end were now sweeping along the deck, screaming RS they came, to take the Monieigh's men in the rear. And now the fight raged at the foot of his own ladder. Lursen and one man gained it -and Larsen toppled in a heap. The seaman, battling like a madman, made the first step of the ladder, the second, another -and then a form, leaping from the ruck below, pulled the Min backward and crashed down himself beside his victim, as Wallen's revolver streamed fire down the ladderway. The last of the Monleigh's men was gone! And then they came howling, screaming, mad with the blood -lust that was upon them, sweeping upward one after another -and one after the tither' went down before \Yellen's fire, rang out: \Sahib. \Ram Gulab Singh!\ He Cried. the ladder steps grew cluttered, and 'alien laughed aloud. Ile could hold ltrirt ladder against a thousand of the against all hell! A madness, a frenzy, was upon hen. Ile laughed again. He could hear Gunge singing in a strange, croonlike way as lie fought. Another rush! He fired, fired once more --and then the hammer only clicked as he pulled the trigger. The magazine was empty! He snatched at his pocket for car- tridges, as the great form of a man, tall and gaunt, with distorted face, swept through the screaming mass be- low nnal sprang up the ladder. There was no time to load -the men was almost at the top, with a dozen followers behind him. Wallen leaped to his feet and with clubbed revolver lunged forward. And then suddenly the great white beam of a searchlight from,,, seaward played for an over the bridge -and in the white light Wallen looked into the eyes of. Rain Gulab Singh - and knew It was Rain Gelid) Singh, be- cense the hand that clutched at the ladder's side rope was fingerless, save for the forefinger. \Rant Gulab Singh!\ he cried, and struck with all his might -and missed. The whir of the other's kris sang in Iris ear as lie flung himself sidewise to avoid the blow. \You have your father's face, you rat !\ the man shrieked, and lifted the Made to swing again. The white light was gone -search log akffig the length of the ship. Again Wnlien struck In the light of the flames now that were bursting, angry venomous, with a roar and hiss, from the engineroom hatch, and this time the other reeled back as the blow went home. But the next instant the malt behind Rain Oulab 'Singh on the ladder reached forward between his leader's legs and jerked Waillen's feet from be- neath him. There was a scream of triumph front Ram Guile) Singh ; and as Wallen, losing 1118 balance, pitched forwent, he caught the flash of the whirling kris coining down upon him. And then, in the fraction of a aec• ond that followed, even as he fell, the bruin, stimulated a thousandfold, ab- sorbing details, registered them upon his consciousness. The blade, within an inch of 1118 head, seemed to fly off into the air as though torn from the other's hands; a revolver roared behind him, the hot breath of it on his face, and Rain Gulab Singh flung up Ids hands; her voice was calling his name again and again -and then he had smashed 1118 fists full Into Rant Guilt') Singh. Mechanically his arms locked around the other; and hurtling downward over the sprawled bodies on the lad- der-step:4, bowling those behind over like ninepins, Witeen spun, twisting and turning in the air, a dead man clutched in his embrace, and crashed upon the deck, and his arms relaxed, and he lay still. When Ile opened Ills eyes he was in Gunge's arms, end Helen MacKay was binding something *about his head ; and there was a strange stillness about him -strange because the roar of the flames was stillness where it seemed there should be shouts and cries and demoniacal screams and the clash of arms and the shrieks of dying men. Ile etaggered up to his feet. Sailors In naval uniform were run - fling about the decks, and a young of- ficer was peering into his face. \Yel- len tried to place the other, and failed at first, because his head was swim. ming so dizzily; and then he remem- bered that it was Lieutenant Damon, of the gunboat York, who had crossed with hint once hi the Tokantaru. \A narrow squeak, old chap!\ Da- mon was saying, with a grip on Wile len's hand. \The old York's chasing those devils out there now -hear the guns! We got the whole story from Miss MacKay two days ago. The cone mender sent me off with a couple of boats' crews in the hope that we'd find some of you alive; anti Ile sent me be- cause I'd know you, Wellen, my boy -if . you were really Wallen.\ \I -I don't understand,\ said Wel- len weakly. \No -I dare say not !\ Damon laughed cheerily. \And there Isn't much time now to explain; we've got to take to the boat. But, In a word, Miss MacKay here wirelessed your servant's story to Singapore and asked for help for herself, giving a nautical position that she said she had succeed- ed in getting from The second officer You had a day's start of us, but you met have been averaging over twelve knots, or we'd have come up soonbr. .27hey didn't know whet to make of that story of DrInk-House Sam's tame der as your servant told it, but they rounded up the Chinese and Malays Unit he accused; and two of them con- fessed, implicating the others. That clears you, old man. Here --steady! Don't meltable like that ! I'll get couple of my men to carry you to the boat.\ Ile turned away, hurrying along the deck. 1Vallen's hand, raised to sweep across his eyes, touched the hand that, not so deftly 110W, a little tremblingly now, was still making a pretense at knotting the bandage. \You -you sent -the story -my story,\ he said eagerly. \Then- -you believed nie all the time!\ She sltook her head. \I -I wanted to believe -oh, I want- ed to,\ she said wistfully. \Only -I-\ --And then her -head bent lower,-ver close to his, and her cheek brushed his - and it was wet with tears. \Helen!\ he whispered. \Conte on!\ called Damon, return- ing. \We'll have to tumble into the boat. The commander said I was to take you ashore and wait for the York to get hack; but there's a fellow out there -a Scotsman -who's comb e out from shore in a big proa that I passed as we came aboard, and that'll be bet- ter than a three-mile pull. \He can't come alongside, of course - too risky a maneuver with the head- way the fire's made aft -but he's wait - Mg for us. In the word I had with him when I told him to stand by, he seemed to know you, \Yellen.\ And then, as though to corroborate Damon's words, across the water came a hall in a strong big voice. \Aboard there! Millen! 'Tis Mac - Knight o' Arne Wallent Mon, Is It well wi' ye?\ And Walton' 'Used his head at the cry. Ile was faint end dizzy, and very weak; but the flames were lighting up those brown, teeedinuned eyes, and the eyes were smilsng into his. -\Yes I\ he cried, and his voice rang glad and buoyant out into the dark- ness, out to MacKnight of Arru. \All'a well, AlacKnight ! well [THE END.] Lace -Making in China. Foreign missionaries In Chefoo, Shanghai, Foochow, Amoy and Swa- tow have introduced lace making among the Chinese women, and coesid- erable lace hae been exported from time to time. Silk, linen and cotton thread are used In Chefoo, and linen and cotton in the othet places. The lace is made more cheaply than is pos- sible elsewhere because of the low wages paid in Chinn, hut a lack of en- terprise in changing patterns to meet changing Metes and fnitilions abroad prevents the industry front assuming larger proportions. NO GREAT FEAR OF CORN BORER Pest Brought to - This Country in 1909-10 With Importations of Corn From Hungary, INJURY SO FAR NEGLIGIBLE Wide Dissemination of insect Through- out Mississippi Valley Is Entirely Possible -Clean Culture Will Control Pest. (Prepared by the United States Depart- ment of Agriculture.) The experience of the past season with the European corn borer leach' the United States department of agri- culture to make the statement that, ap- parently, there is little justification for alarm over the possibility of this Insect's becoming a ntenace to the corn crop throughout the entire country. While the corn borer IS a pest to be reckoned with end one that may cause considerable injury to susceptible va- rieties of corn in certain localities, Its effect on the corn crop of he country as a whole, especially in the corn belt, Is unlikely to be serious. These reassuring facts have been discovered RS the result of the depart- ment's work during the past season: Serious Damage Only Near Boston. Up to the present time, the corn borer has inflicted considerable dam- age to corn only In the Boston district, where the corn grown Is of the sweet and dwarf varieties and where the corn borer, owing to the climatic in- fluence of the gulf stream, is two - brooded. After ten years of slow spread, the Insect hns attacked otfett-e sional fields of sweet and flint corn, under conditions favoring multiplica- tion of the borer, to the extent of near- ly 100 per cent of the stalks and 20 to 50 per cent of the ears. However, In most of the s eelds in the area now in- vaded in coastal Massachusetts and New Hampshire, the injury has been negligible. When the corn borer larvae are limited to the stalks, the ears, as ere,. • Rows of Corn From Two Ears of the Same Variety, One Borne High and One Low on Parent Stalks, a rule, are normal. Even when the larvae enter the enrs, the injury is certainly not greater than that caused by the ordinary corn ear worm, which is reckoned at about 7 per cent by weight of the kernels of each ear at- tacked. The presence of corn borer r at-of-eswet-c-orn-has_uot_ In any curse prevented the sale of the corn anti, in most instances, It has been sold at the ordinary market price. As a result of the past season's in- vestigations, the department believes that the corn borer w118 brought to this country In 1909-10 with Imporintions of about 10,000 tons. of broom corn, chiefly from Hungary. Some of this broom corn was used near Boston and Some In the region in New York where the ineect was first found in that state. But the bulk of the broom corn went to St. Louis, Chicago, New Orleans and other western and southern cities and was 'widely dietribitted to broom fac- tories. A wide dissemination of the Corn borer throughout the Mississippi valley, therefore, is entirely possible. The only lauds of corn that have been shown to be diminged to any ap- preciable extent by corn borer are sweet corn and the dwarf flint vede- ttes. Tire few fields of common field corn ((lent) grown in the invaded area in Massachusetts, both by farmers and as a part oe the department's experi- ments, were practically free from in- festation. In the large area in west- ern New York, determined last fall to be. Infested, and where it is be- lieved the infestation is of ten years' standing, large -stalked .corn is .com- monly grown. It was so scantily in- fested that discovery of the insect in most fields was possible only by the most intensive search. As a single -brooded insect, the corn borer is a negligible factor, even in the production- of sweet corn and the dwarf vedettes. It Is n single -brooded insect In New York, and, by fair infer- ence, will be single -brooded through- out the nortifern portions of the corn belt. In New York, where the insect has presumably been present for nine or ten years, a great deal both of sweet corn and flint corn are grown, and no appreciable injury was. suf- fered. There Is, apparently, a possibility of cultural control. The only place where appreciable Injury has resulted from the corn borer Is the trucking and small garden district -immediately around Boston, where the truckers have universally complained of a short- age of labor. There has been very general neglect 'of weed growth along roadways, on waste land and even in holm: and thick gardens. The Insect- , known to have more than 100 foot) admits -breeds , ih such grunts and weeds. The corn grtiwn throughout this (tree Is In patches of from a (ruction of an acre to a few acres, and evidently at- tracted and concentrated the insects from the surrounding weeds. The Infested fields were usually either poorly tilled and weedy or surround- ed by neglected, weedy areas. There were notable examples tn the center of this district of well -tilled fields of sweet corn with clean surroundings in which injury was negligible. The menace to the corn crop of the country, then, is midinalzed by the slight susceptibility of vommon corn to borer attacks; by the practical cer- tainty that the insect will be single - brooded over the niain corn -growing areas and that where sing:e-brooded it inflicts no injury °feet on small types of corn; and that good culture in clean surroundings appears to be a.con- trol measure. Where Borer Is Known to Occur. The European corn borer Is now known to occur over the entire coastal region of Massachusetts. Including Cape Cod and adjacent islands, 'and over several towns in southern New Hampshire, approximately 1,800 square miles; in New York, in the Mohawk valley between Amsterdam anti Al- bany, about 800 square miles; in western New York, over an area of at least 500 square miles, and the area of known infestation is constantly ex- panding . as the survey proceeds; and over a limited tires in Erie county, Pennsylvania. In view of this known wide distrIbu ton and the possibility that Rimy ex- ist in numerous other localities, anti In view, also, of the large nuniber of plants on which It feeds, the depart- ment of agriculture realizes that ex- termination of the corn borer Is out of the question except perhaps in limited areas of intensive production, and that the problem now is to determine the areas infested, the economic Impor- tance of the insect in different regions, and the possibilities of practical con- trol or extermination within small areas. For this purpose, congress has been asked to make an appropriattou of $500,000. RAISING WINTER EGG LAYERS Chicks Should Be Hatched In March If They Are of General Purpose Breeds -Give Best Care, \Pullets intended to produce winter eggs should be hatched in March If they are of the general purpose breeds,\ says Prof. L. II. Schwartz of Purdue university. \Leghorns mature a little sooner and need not be luitched until April. The pullets should be given every advantage during spring, summer and fall, receiving the best of feed and water and should always have access to shade. Adequate ven- tilation in the' house in which they are kept Is essential. and the pullets should not be overerewded. Each one requires at least four square feet of floor space.\ GUINEAS MAKE GOOD EATING Unlike Hens They Do Not Lay During Entire Year -Gamy Taste of Flesh Relished by Some. While guineas do not lay all the year around as the chicken lien does, they Are great layers in their season (which is spring) and the eggs, though -smeller than_those_of tlie_ chicVet hen , ere very good for food. The eggss0- in the market, but generally below the price of ben's eggs. Guinea meat on the fettle Is perhaps not so desirable as that of the chick- en, being dark and inclined to be tough, hut when cooked it is by no means an unwholeseme dish. Indeed, It has n gamy flavor which appeals to many appetiles. QUANTITY OF DRINK NEEDED Mature Horse Wilt Consume From 10 to 12 Gallons of Water Daily -s Dairy Cows More. Under average normal condltione a mature horse will drink from 10 to 12 gallons of water per day, and a mature beef animal about the same, while dairy cows that are milking heavily valli consume from 12 to 15 gallons.. A mature sheep consemes from one to six quarts of water per date, depending on the season and type of feed being eaten. Hags con - ;t ie widely varying amounts of wa- r, depending on the season and the size and age of the hogs. MORE PROFIT ON LESS LAND Many Farmers Make Mistake of Try- ing to Farm Too Many Acres - Better Farming Needed. Hundrede of growers in the Unite( States are attempting to farm toe much fend.- Better farming on fewei acres would make more pnifit. Better farming means use of better seed. more manure, better balnnced fedi. Ilzers, better tillage, moisture conserva- tion, insect and disease contra and efi other conditions essential to the high est yields and the best guiltily. Et y ery. thing done right is what cbunts It market gerdening.-Market Growers Journal. SQUEEZED TO DEATH When the body begins to stiffen and movement becomes painful It is .usually an indication that the kidneys are out of order. Keep these organs healthy by taking GOLD MEDAL The world's standard remedy for kidney, liver, bladder and uric acid troubles. Famous since 1696. Tak• regularly •nd keep in good health. In three (sizes. All druggists. Guaranteed as represented Leek for the name Gold Medal on boa ,cc,pt no imitation Quickly Conquers Constipation Don't let constipation poison your blood and curtail yourenergy. If your liver and bowels don't work prop- erly take CARTER'S Little Liver Pills today and your trouble will cease. For dizziness, lack of appetite, headache and blotchy skin nothing can equal them. 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It Is wonderful.-Adv. ----- Fizzless soda water Is a fizzle just the same. The Cuticura Toilet Trio . Having cleared your skin keep it Clear by making Ctitieurn your every -day toilet preparations. The soap to cleanse and purify, the Ointment to soothe and heal . , the Talcum to powder and per- fume. No toilet table is complete without them. 25e everywhere.-Adv. Nothing Is so local as not to be of some general benefit. OUCH! LUMBAGO PAIN! RUB BACKACHE AWAY Instant Relief With a Small Trial Bottle of Old \St. Jacobs Oil.\ Kidneys cause Backache? Not They have no nerves, therefore can not cause pain. Listen! Your back- ache is caused by lumbago, sciatica or a strain, and the quickest relief Is soothing, penetrating \St. Jacobs 011.\ Rub it right on your painful back, and instantly the soreness, stiffness and lameness disappears. Don't stay crippled! Get a small trial bottle of \St.- Jacobs 011\ from your druggist and limber up. 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