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Adair County Democrat (Newspaper) - May 17, 1929, Stilwell, Oklahoma ADAIRCOUNTY. DEMOCRAT The Treasure of the Btieoleon Copyright 1923 by Brentano's, Ina Arthur D. Howden Smith W. N. U. Service Copyright 1923, The Ridgoway Co. CHAPTER XII-Continued -18- ' The hotel management were all sympathy. Monsieur need not worty, Let him dine In comfort The Instant Mademoiselle returned or word of her ar-irlved he should be apprised, in the (meantime, why concern himself on-ineeessorlly? "They're right," said Hugh as we |grouped In the lobby, canvassing our next step. "We've had a hard day, and we need food. Let's eat. By the �way, Nikka, did you see your gyp-teles?" "No, and If anything much had gone wrong, I tliink-at least, there's* a strong probability-they would spot It sooner or later and report to me." "Obviously, we have done all we can for tye present," said Vernon Using. "Hugh's suggestion Is a good one. Perhaps food and a rest will sharpen our wits." We went to the Kings' sitting room, where we had breakfasted that morning, and sat down wearily discouraged, disheartened, more than a little dismayed. But as my uncle had snld, food and 'r!ne and black coffee brightened our despondency. We were on the point of deciding that the best policy wo.-Id be to risk dividing forces, Rending Hugh and Vernon King on a chartered boat to scour nearby waters, while Nikka and I attempted to Investigate SokakI Mayserl, when Watkins entered unannounced. lie was very pale. His collar was 6treaked with blood. There was an ugly bump on the side of his head-lie dragged one foot after the other. "Oil, your ludship," he murmured, and dropped Into a chair. At once he strove to regaUi his feet, but collapsed again. "1 beg your pardon, I'm sure your ludship-no disrespect Intended-fair dead beat I am, sir-my 'ead and oil - " Hugh seized a glass of champagne and curried it to him, holding the glass to his Hps. "Where Is-" Hugh's tongue boggled Betty's name. 'They-they've-took 'er, your ludship," answered Watkins faintly. "Howl Where? Is she alive?" King sprang from his cLuir, wringing his hand-:. "Oh, my G-di She is all 1 have I What has happened? Where Is she? Please tell me 1" "Wait a minute," said Nikka quietly. "He's all In. Give him food and some more to drink. That's right, Jack. There's a bottle of whisky ovet there. Pour a stiff dram into a cup of coffee, Hugh." With stimulants to help him, and a cold cloth on his head, Watkins regained control of himself. "It 'appeiiec? so quick J don't know rightly 'ow It was." ie snld. "We 'ad run out beyond trie Princess Islands, nnd I saw lien was II tie shipping around, youi ludship and gentlemen. And then there was a fishing boat with power bore down on us. Miss Betty and 1, we didn't think anything about U until 't was right on us. Fven then we thought they'd only lost control of their rudder like. But when they bumped us and tumbled aboard 1 knew they wasn't up to no good, your ludship." "Miss Betty reached for er gun. and so did L But somebody grabbed 'er, and somebody else pushed me over, al the -same time a chap lashed nt me with an Iron-weighted club. 'E thought e'd knocked my brains out. an e would, too, except 1 fell so fast on hccount of beln' pushed 1 was under the level of the rail when the club 'it me and most of ttie blow went into the rail. Splintered it, If did. you/ ludship. And but for that 1 wouldn't be ere." "And Miss Betty?" questioned Hugh �a�erly. "1 don't know, your ludship. When 1 saw anything again I was lyin' on the floor of the cockpit, dusk was coming on aud the launch was drifted far out to seu. They'd stopped the en glue. 1 don't know row 1 got back 'ere. My 'ead went round and round. But I thought If 1 could get to you, jour ludship and gentlemen, maybe we could think of something else to do. Just give me a chance to lay my 'ands on that 'ere Tootool I'll bash 'Is ead for lin." "They had a 6pare trick ready,' commented Nikka. "Our visit to Hil ml was part of a plot to get hold of Betty. You see, they would have caught her, whether she had gone sailing or not." "You said this afternoon we had our hack to the wall." said Hugh. "You're right. They've licked us. Our only chance Is to clean them up." The 'oom telephone rang. King an-swe.ed it. "Send him up," he said. And to Jlikkn: "A gypsy asking for you." "That will be Wasso MIkali," cried Nikka. "Elev must have learned something. 1 thought he would. Don't be downhearted, Hugh. This Hand is a way from being played out. It |Is ns 1 thought all along: we have jgot to meet savagery with savgery. It lis a ec-* of kill or be killed." "But Betty!'" exclaimed Vernon i King. "Think of bar! What will they "1 am thinking of her," retorted Nikka. "If we hope to rescue her we must strike hard. Give them time, let them strengthen their position-and she will go to some harem in Anatolia or to a procurer in Salonika. 1 tell you, I know. We are dealing with men and women who have no mercy, who fight like animals, who are animals. Well, from now ou, Nikka Zaranko will meet them on their own ground." There was a knock on the door. Wasso Mikall entered, his garish gypsy dress In striking contrast to the western furnishings and our own conventional garments. "I greet you, son of my sister," he said calmly. "My young men, watching In Sokaki Masyerl this evening, beheld TokalJPs party carry In a bundle In - sack, which was a body. 1 have hastened that you should know It" Nikka clasped his hand. "It Is well my uncle. I thank you for the news. This Is a night of blood. We shall all dip our blades before the sun rises tomorrow." "My heart Is glad," replied Wasso Mikall, with flashing eyes., "My young "We 'Ad Run Out Beyond the Princess Islands." men's knives are eager. Their hands are ready. What Is the plan?" Nikka turned to us. "1 must go with my people," he said. "Hugh, do you and Jack think you could keep th rear. We were cheered to find the place less terrifying than we had imagined it. The water was thigh-deep, instead of knee-deep as It had been whe^ we escaped from the dungeon; but once you had fumbled your way by torchlight over the lagged moraine that blocked the first thirty feet, the footing became safer and the water shallowed. Just the same. 1 never think of the place without shuddering. It was deathly silent,. except for the ceaseless seepage of moisture, the occasional muffled boom of a wave spattering Over its mouth and the squeaking of the gigantic black rats that swam ahead of us or wriggled Into cracks In theserried courses of the masonry. Our electric torches shone feebly on the mossy walls, with their sickening fungus growths, their bright green, pendent weeds. Amorphou- plants hung from the roof. The atmosphere was slimy, noisome, unclean. Apd nl-way. there was the "drip-drip-drlp" ol water. We breathed more comfortably when our torches revealed overhead ttie bar3 Of the stone grutiug In the Hoot o, the dungeon. "All quiet above," whispered Hugh, after listening Intently. "Hark as h-I. too. 1 say, how much farther do you suppose this drain goes?" He trained his torch into the thick murk of the Immense tube which ex-tende* beyond the grating as .far as our eyes could, penetrate. "I'm Inclined to believe It continues Into the city, probably as far us the site of the forum of Theodoslus," King replied, his scholar's Interest awake. "That was a region of palaces which would( have required such a work of engineering. It should be well worth exploring." ''Never mind that now," urged Hugh. "We have another task on hand." He prlou up the grating with Watty's crowbar, the butt of, which we rested on the ledge in which the grating fitted. This secured a space sufficiently wide for us to squeeze througn, and after all of us bad climbed up we eased the grating back Into Its bed, so that there was no trace remaining of our entrance. The dungeon .vas the *nme barren cube of dusty stone that we had left by virtue of Watkins' aid. The ropes that had bound u� were still on the floor wtiere we had cast them. The door we had -broken leaned against the wall. Obviously, Tokaljl and his people had never ever suspected bow we es'aped. It was five minutes to eleven when we gained the dur5s. "No, you are wrong, Toutou, It Is everybody's business," said Hilyer In French. "You may be chief, but you have no right to risk common property," protested Sandra's resonant voice. Toutou snarled something in his guttural, indistinct, animal speech. "-like her, and that's enough," It concluded. "I'm tired of the rest of you. Bunglers, every one." "Have it your own way," said Serge, "but it's not business. She's worth so much to us." "One might suppose you a green youth," cut In Maude Hilyer's frigid tones. "Why should you endangei our coup for a colorless chit like-" "I say there Is no risk," snapped Toutou. "What do I care for them? What does It matter what they-" "Yes, yes," Interrupted Hilyer, "but you Continentals don't appreciate the Anglo-Saxons' feeling about their women. You-" "Have done." bellowed Toutou with a sudden flame of temper. "Urrr-rr-rrhhh 1 Am I not the master? 1 want her, and 1 shall have her! Go I Go! I say. or shall you behold Toutou's knife." They evidently went, for we could hear the shuffling of feet, with an undercurrent of muttered curses and objurgations. Hugh started forward!1 pistol in hand, hut 1 checked him. This was no time for unpremeditated action. There was a moment of silence -and a woman's cry of hatred. "Leave roe alone, you beast ! If you touch me. I'll bite you ! You can't bind my teeth. Ah-" It was Betty's voice, and Hugh shook me off and was at the curtain with his hand on the folds before 1 could reach him. But reach him I did, and another Interruption helped me to restrain him. King, his face white and his hands shaking, Joined us. Watkins lurked behind us. "Let me-" gasped Hugh. fTO BE CONTINUED.) SANITARY RUNWAY QUITE VALUABLE Brooding Platform May Be Used With Fair Success. (By a. T. ' Klofn, Extension Poultry-man, K. S. A.) - , By making use of the "sanitary runway," the permanent brooder house thnt has for years been the menace of the poultry Industry may be used with a fair degree of success. The runway Is merely a brooding platform that Is placed In front of the brooder house. It has a. floor of one-half inch hail screen or hardware cloth. The wire floor, which Is about 15 inches from the ground; allows all droppings and filth to fall through. Wire sides and top of one inch poultry netting confines the chicks to tlie runway and protects them from enemies. The sanitary runway accomplishes everything that turning the chicks outside will accomplish, giving theVn exercise and sunlight and keeping them from contaminated soil. Diseases are less likely to spread when chicks are running on the wire floor, for they have less opportunity of infection. The runway may lie ten feet wide and the entire leilgth of the brooder house. The framework may be constructed of 1 by 4 inc|i material. These 1 boards are placed on edge to support the floor. Boards may be spaced two feet, apart. The wire may be eittier 24 or 4S Inch widths. The 4S-inich material makes a slightly stronger floor. Sides should he two feet high. Sections of 1110 top should he lunged for ease in filling the feeders and care for the chicks. .. .A Few m Little SECURITY The train drew up at a station and there was a long wait during which many of the passengers got up and craned their necks to see what waa happening. At last a man carrying a heavy box climbed wearily aboard and deposited the box on the rack. A nervous old gentleman eyed the) huge package with evident distrust j "Do you think that box Is safe) there?" he demanded . "Oh, yes," replied the man, cheer-! fully, "it's locked!" 1 BIG OBJECTION Sufficient Number of Nests Properly Placed The number of nests in relation to the size of the laying flock during the heavy laying season is Important. With a sufficient number of nests properly placed there is less danger of eggs being deposited in the litter and becoming lost, stepped on, or other^ wise broken. Nests should be darkened; they should he so constructed that it is easy for one to see and remove the eggs. If nests are too large eggs may lie broken by two of more liens crowding into them. Twelve by fourteen inches Is suggested for the larger breed and ten hy twelve inches for the smaller breeds. Nests should be easy to remove to facilitate cleaning. She-Me? Marry an efficiency ex-) pert? Never I He'd Insist ou living] within our means. ' Higher Mathematics One and one make two. But If one and one should marry How is It In a year or two There's two and one to carry? Delivery you prepared iKHKHKHKHKHKHKHKHKBKH3a{B^^ Could Not Dispense With Hat or Gloves Turkey's Natural Food Lines Often Overlooked Then there are a good many persons working with turkeys in a small way who do not recognize one of the turkey's natural food lines; they fall to remember, if they ever knew, that the turkey's food in its wild state consisted chiefly of insects, beechnuts, acorns, berries, and so forth, with but little corn. The average poultry raiser who lias not studied Mr. Turkey's former luiliits of life feeds too much corn and corn-meal, the latter ('specially. So much corn-meal for small turkeys lends lo pack the crop and cause Indigestion and liver trouble. "Have you prepared any great; speeches?" "Yes," answered Senator Sorghum. "I have In readiness some of the great-' est demonstrations known to oratory."1, "When will you deliver them?" "I'm not sure. Not being a lobbyist or a propognndist, I can't make rclia-! ble arrangements to deliver them promptly 'c. o. d.'"-Washington Star.' Either Way Mrs. Smith had, Inserted an adver-. tlsement in the papers for a new, nursemaid and was interviewing tlie | first applicant.. "And what," said she,; "is your attitude on corporal punishment?" The applicant thought for a while! and theu replied: "Generally, I takes j 'em across my knee, but I can smack [ 'em standing up if necessary" Improving the Opportunity Tlie Tramp (at tlie back door)-| Lady, will you please give me a glass ; of water? I'm so hungry I don't really i know where to spend the night. ONE WAY TO REST Roosevelt's fondness for Ion;; walks in Uock Creek park during his Presidency is well known. Nothing pleased him so much as to drop companions along the road unable to keep up with him. If he thought anyone was too well dressed for an outing be would swim across a deep pool and everybody was compelled to follow. He was a great sport. Walking one day with a party among whom was M. Jusserand, French ambassador,. President Roosevelt proposed that they all go bathing In Rock creek, without bathing suits, not far off the public highway (says General Scott). Jusserand waded In without any clothes except a pair of white kid And By the Way An Oxford undergraduate, a son of a vicar, discovered that he was uncomfortably short of money, so he spent some time concocting a letter which should have the right effect upon a somewhat severe and pious parent. When finally completed, the letter said: "My Dear Father-1 wonder If you will oblige me very greatly by sending me a copy of this month's Parish magazine, also $25. P. S.-Don't for set the Parish magazine." .f gloves and a high silk hat. Roosevelt looked at him with astonishment for some time, but finally curiosity became too great and he had to ask the reason for the ambassador's costume "Oh. Mr. President," Jusserand replied, "suppose some ladies should go by!'-Kansas City Times. Coral Reefs Inland Mention ot coral reefs brings to one's mind a picture of palm-dotted Islets girt with white sands in a tropical sea, but geologists Und Coral reefs In the midst of great continents. These, of course, belong to u past age of me earth's history, but on account they are the more interesting Within late years several remarkable reefs of fossil coral have been explored near Biilnbridge. on the Film river. In Georgia. lu one case a very large portion of the reet exposed consisted of coral heads, some, of wtiich were more than a foot In diameter. Between 2f> and 30 species ot coral have been recognized In these reefs. They are ascribed to the Tertiary uge. Turpentine Repels Mothi. A little turpentine poured Into the corners of the wardrobe will keep the aura*. 3xs>3>-$xs>^^ Poultry Notes I Clean ground enables poUltryiuen to carry more pullets to maturity.  � � Sanitation and breeding are both essential in eliminating poultry diseases.  * * Any flock that will average better than 120 eggs per bird is a profitable flock.  * * More moisture is required for turkey eggs used for hatching purposes than for chicken eggs.  * � Gluten feed is a by-product obtained in tlie manufacture of glucose and cornstarch. It is used in the mash as a source of protein. � *  Remember, a start in turkeys costs no more than a start of any good breed of chickens; there is always a good market for your turkeys.  �  Early hatching of chickens this spring and proper handling of the pullets will bring them Into laying condition next fall during the months of high-priced eggs.    Market premium for high-quality eggs has aroused an interest in larger egg size. There are inherited tendencies toward large and small eggs. Careful selection at time of placing eggs lu the incubutor should contribute to the improvement of the size of the eggs of a flock.  *  Freedom from disease Is essential to growing a large percentage of the chicks hatched. Choose eggs from disease-free parents, or if you buy back chicks get them from flocks 'known to be free from bacillary white diarrhea.    Wheat is another valuable poultry feed, being very palatable. It is generally always included in the scratch feed, and its by-products, whe�t bran and wheat meddlings, are used In the mash. Red:dog Hour and wheat shorts are also mash feeds. He-Whatcha say we git married?: She-Gosh I Now I think of It, I do need a rest, bad. J Alphabetical Condensation Four letters haunt us on our way Of sorrowing or glee; This world, one day, is quite O. K. The next lt'B all N. G. Officer, Do Your Duty I "How lucky we are that we have! air," remarked the thoughtful gent who was out Ailing his lungs with It. "Yes," replied his low-brow com-' panlon, "we couldn't have balloon tires' without It." Beautiful, but Dumb She-This paper says that a newi star of hitherto unheard-of density has! been discovered. I He-Must be the one 1 saw last! night In the moving picture. The Answer She (discussing new neighbors)-jli can't make them out. They've got no1 car, no pianola, no wireless. . She's got no jewelry, no furs- He-They've probably got soma mouey.-Humorist. Wife's Bad Habit "My wife will never go to bed before two o'clock In the morning-L, can't break her of the habit," "What does she do all tlie time?" "Waits up for me." J ;