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Ames Daily Intelligencer (Newspaper) - April 3, 1912, Ames, Iowa Serial Story the courage of Captain Plum it of j Ames Oliver Curwood illustrations by Magna g. Kettner j her he head still upon his breast her eyes closed her arms fallen to her Side. And As Nathaniel looked into her face from which All life seemed to have fled he forgot everything but the Joy of this moment forgot All in life but this woman against his breast. He kissed her soft Mouth and the closed eyes until the eyes themselves opened again and gazed at him in a startled half understanding Way until he Drew his head far Back with the shame of what he had dared to do flaming in his face. And As for another moment he held her thus feeling the quivering life returning in her there came to him through that vast Forest stillness the Distant deep toned Thunder of a great gun. A a that a Casey a he whispered close Down to the girl s face. His voice w As almost sobbing in its happiness. A a that a Casey firing on St. James a is copyright 19us by Bobba Merrill co synopsis capt. Nathaniel Plum of the Sloop typhoon lands secretly on Beaver Island stronghold of the mormons. He is suddenly confronted by Obadiah Price an eccentric old Man and a member of the mormon Council who tells him that he is expected. Price ignores nates protestations that he has got the wrong Man and bargains for the ammunition aboard the . He binds Nat by a solemn oath to deliver a package to Franklin Pierce president of the United states. Near Price s Cabin Nat sees the frightened face of a Young woman who disappears in the darkness leaving an odor of lilacs. It develops that plums visit to the Island is to demand settlement from the King Strang for the looting of his ship some time previously supposedly by mormons. Casey the mate has been left in charge of the Sloop with orders to bombard St. James if Nat does not return within a certain time. Price takes Nat in the darkness to the Kings Home and through a windows he sees the King and his wives among whom is the lady of the lilacs whom Price says is the seventh wife. Plum Calls at the Kings office where he is warned by a Voung woman that his life is in danger. Strang receives Plum cordially professes indignation when he hears the captains grievance and promises to punish the guilty. Plum again receives warning of his danger. He rescues Neil who is being publicly whipped. The King orders Arbor creche the sheriff and father of Winn some the girl who warned Nat to pursue and kill the two men. Plum and Neil plan to escape on the typhoon. Plum learns that Marion the girl of the lilacs Snell s sister. She is not yet married to Strang. Plum suggests carrying her Oit on the ship Neil approves. They agree to include winnsome with whom Price is in love in the Enterprise. Nat discovers that the Sloop is gone. Chapter via continued. He would go to the councilor a. Having once decided Nathaniel turned in the direction of the town avoiding the use of the path which he and Obadiah had taken but following in the Forest near enough to use it As a guide. He was confident that Arbor Croche and his sheriffs were confining their Man Hunt to the swamp but in spite of this belief he exercised extreme caution stopping to listen now and then with one hand always near his pistol. A quiet gloom filled the Forest and by the tree tops he marked the going Down of the Sun. Nathaniel s ears ached with their Strain of listening for the rumbling Roar that would Tell of Casey a attack on St James. Suddenly he heard a crackling in the underbrush ahead of him a sound that came not from the Strain of listening for the rumbling Roar and in a moment he had dodged into concealment of the huge roots of an overturned tree drawn pistol in hand. Whatever object was approaching came slowly As if hesitating at each step a cautious Stealthy Advance it struck Nathaniel As he cocked his weapon. Directly in front of him half a stones throw away was a dense growth of Hazel and he could see the tops of the slender Bushes swaying. Twice this movement ceased and the second time there came a crashing of Brush and a faint cry. For Many minutes Atter that there was absolute silence. Was it the cry of an animal that he lad heard or of a Man in either Case the creature who made it had fallen in the Thicket and was lying there As still As if dead. For a Quarter of an hour Nathaniel waited and listened. He could no longer have seen the movement of Bushes in the gathering night gloom of the Forest but his ears were strained to catch the slightest sound from the direction of the mysterious thing that Lay within less than a dozen rods of him. Slowly he Drew himself out from the shelter of the roots and advanced step by step. Half Way to the Thicket a stick cracked loudly under his foot and As the sound startled the dead quiet of the Forest with pistol shot clearness there came another cry from the dense Hazel a cry which was neither that of Man nor animal but of a woman and with an answering shout Nathaniel sprang Forward to meet there in the Edge of the Thicket the White face and outstretched arms of Marion. The girl was swaying on her feet in her face there was a pallor that even in his instant a glance sent a chill of horror through the Man and As she staggered toward him half falling her lips weakly forming his name Nathaniel leaped to her and caught her close in his arms. To that moment something seemed to burst within him and flood his veins with fire. Closer he held the girl and heavier he knew that she was becoming in his arms. Her head was upon his breast his face was crushed in her hair he Felt her throbbing and breathing against him and his lips quivered with the words that were bursting for Freedom in his soul. But first there came the girls own whispered breath Quot Neil where is Neil a he is gone gone from the Island a she had become a dead weight now and be Knelt the ground with chapter Vii. The hour of vengeance. For perhaps 20 seconds after the last echoes of the gun had rolled through the Forest the girl Lay passive in Nathaniel a arms so close that he could feel her heart beating against his own and her breath sweeping his face. Then there came a pressure against his breast a gentle resistance of Marion a half conscious form and when she had awakened from her partial swoon he was holding her in the Crook of his Arm. It had All passed qui by the girl had rested against him Only so Long As he might have held a dozen breaths and yet there had been All of a lifetime in it for Nathaniel Plum a Cycle of Joy that he knew would remain with him forever. But there w As something bitter Sweet in the thought that she Wras conscious of what he had done something of humiliation As Well As gladness and still not enough of the first to make him regret that he had kissed her that he had kissed her Mouth and her eyes. He loved her and he was glad that in those passing moments he had betrayed himself. For the first time he noticed that her face was scratched and that the sleeves of her thin Waist were torn to shreds and As she Drew away from him steadying herself with a hand on his Arm his lips we Ere parched of words and yet he leaned to her eagerly everything that he would have said burning in the love of his eyes. Still irresolute in her faintness the girl smiled at him and in that smile there was gentle accusation the sweetness of forgiveness and measureless gratitude and it was yet Light enough for him to see that with these there had come also a flush into her Cheeks and a Daz i Ling glow into her eyes. Quot Neil has escaped a she breathed. I a and you a i a i was going Back to you Marion a i he spoke the words hardly above a i whisper. The Beautiful eyes so close to him Drew his secret from him before he had thought. A i Arn going to take you from the Island a with his words there came again that sound of a great gun rolling from the direction of St. James. With a frightened cry the girl staggered to her feet and As she stood swaying unsteadily her arms half reached to him Nathaniel saw Only mortal dread in the whiteness of her face. A Why did no to you go Why did no to you go with Neil a she moaned. Her breath was coming in sobbing excite ment. A your ship is at St. James a a yes my ship is at St. James Mirion a his voice was tremulous with Triumph with gladness with a tenderness which he could not control. He put an Arm half round her Waist to support her trembling form and to his Joy she did not move away from him. His hand was buried in the Richness of her Loose hair. He Bent until his lips touched her Silken tresses. A Neil has told me everything a about you a he added softly. A my ship is bombarding St. James and i i am going to take you from the Island a i not until then did Marlon free herself from his Arm and then so gently that w Hen she stood facing him he Felt no reproof. No longer did shame Send a flush into his face. He had spoken his love though not in words and he knew that the girl understood him. It did not occur to him in these moments that he had known this girl for Only a few hours that until now a word had never passed Between them. He was conscious Only that he had love her from the time he saw her through the Kings window that he had risked his life for her and that she knew Why he had leaped into the Arena at the whipping Post. The words she spoke now came like a dash of cold water in his face. A your ship is not bombarding St. James Captain Plum a she exclaimed. Darkness hid the terror in her face but he could hear the tremble of it in her voice. A the typhoon has been captured by the mormons and those guns Are guns of Triumph and not a she caught her breath in a convulsive sob. A i want you to go i want you to go with Neil a she pleaded. A so Casey is taken a he spoke slowly As if he had not heard her last words. For a moment he stood silent and As silently the girl stood and watched him. She guessed the despair that was raging in his heart but when he spoke to he she could detect none of it in his voice. A Casey is a fool a he said unconsciously repeating Obadiah swords. A Marion will you come with me will you leave the Island and join your brother a the Hope that had risen in his heart was crushed As Marion Drew farther away from him a you must go alone a she replied. With a powerful Effort Sny steadied her voice. A Tell Neil that he has been condemned to death. Tell him the aft if he loves me he will not return to the a and i from the distance she saw hts arms stretched like shadows toward her. A and you a her voice was Low so Low that he could hardly hear the words she spoke but its sweetness thrilled him. A said you if you love me will do this thing for me. Go to Neil. Save his life for me a she had come to him through the gloom and in the Luster of the eyes that were turned up to him Nathaniel saw again the Power that swayed hit soul. A you will go a i will save your brother if i can a a you can you can a she breathed. In an ecstasy of gratitude she seized one of his hands in both of her own. A you can save him a a for you i will a for me a she was so close that he could feel the throbbing of her bosom. Suddenly he lifted his free hand and brushed Back the thick hair from her brow and turned her face until what dim Light there still remained of the Clay glowed in the Beauty of her eyes. A i will keep him from the Island if i can a he said looking deep into them a and As there is a god in heaven i swear that you a a what a she urged As he hesitated. A that you shall not marry Strang he finished. A cry walled up in the girls Throat. Was it of gladness was it of Hope she sprang Back a Pace from Nathaniel and with clenched hands waited breathlessly As if she expected him to say More. A a not not you cannot save me from Strang now you must go a she retreated slowly in the direct Tion of the path. In an instant Nathaniel was at her Side. A i am going to see you safely Back to St. James a he declared. A then i will go to your she barred his Way defiantly. A you cannot go a a Why a a a because a he caught the frighten manager of pirates says but Little Quot i am going to take you from Tho de flutter of her voice again. A a because they will kill you a the Low laugh that he breathed in her hair was More of Joy than fear. A i am glad you he j spoke her name with faltering tender Ness and led her out into the path. A you must go a she still persisted. A with you yes a he answered. To be continued officers must Wear Mustache. Some of the cavalry subaltern at Aldershot Are smitten in a tender place by the enforcement of the order that All officers must Wear a Mustache. The regulation on the subjects explicit and dates from the time of Queen Victoria. It reads As follow s a the hair of the head will be kept Short. The Chin and underlie will be shaved but not the upper lip. Whiskers if worn will be of moderate the fad for shaving the upper lip is a specially of cavalry subaltern who wish to distinguish themselves from their comrades of other branches of the service Field marshal lord Grenfell had to Issue an order calling attention to the regulation a Hen he was in command in Ireland. The regulation Aims entirely at maintaining a smart appearance and dates from shortly after the crimean War when Queen Victoria objected to her soldiers wearing beards. In the Navy the Rule is that an officer must be either clean shaven or Wear a a full daily mail. Why doctors Bear charmed lives. The reason doctors do not catch Dis ease is because they never think about it. They very Seldom take any precautions to secure this amazing immunity beyond perhaps a cold sponge Bath regularly smoking a pitch of snuff gargling the Throat with some Well known disinfectant or washing their hands in an aseptic solution before and after attending to a patient a doctor May carry disease from one House to another without contracting it himself. An army surgeon had to Cope single handed w Ith a terrible outbreak of cholera. When the Rush was Over the medical Man absolutely sex trusted Sank onto a bed which a Short time previously had been occupied by a bad cholera Case and Siept for 43 hours. Yet he did not contract the complaint although he had taken no preventive measures. He simply did no to think about it and to is the whole secret. Pitcher is valuable artist Cesare depicts Fred Clarke. By Homer Croy. If you will look it up in the dictionary you will find it this Way fre Clarke noun see old Gibraltar. And then if you will turn to the of a you la read old Gibraltar noun see Fred Clarke. That a what he is old faithful. You can depend on him 364 Days out of the year and if he turns up missing on the three Hundred and sixty fifth you May know some doctor has a thermometer under his Tongue and his thumb on his pulse. He was born on a farm in Madison county Iowa thirty nine years ago and did not talk until he was old enough to harness a horse alone and never since has he said More than three sentences and four Gold arnits in succession. Before he utters a Complete sentence outside the Ball Park he gets out the screwdriver the die Cutter and the Alligator wrench goes All Over his vocal apparatus chokes once strains for a Start and then puts a period at the end of the fifth word. The Only time he can use two sentences in succession without getting Rosy behind his ears is when he describes his thoroughbred heifers. One saturday when he was seventeen years old after he had got the Jimson w eeds All Cut Lime sprinkled on the Cucumber vines and the Rock Salt Laid out for the cattle in the Back forty he went to Omaha where he saw his first professional game of baseball. It excited him so that he did no to sleep for three nights and when he went Back Home and told the rest of the Fellows that the players All had a full suit apiece they nearly Hurt themselves laughing and said feed was trying to put on airs just because he had been to the City. His first game was played with the Hastings Nebraska team and he has been in the big league business eighteen years. His first games were on the Prairie so naturally his games now Are on the level. Ifs Rotten but w Ell let it pass. He is one of the wealthiest men in the business having such a big Stock farm at his Home near Winfield Kansas that he has to get Down a plat map of Cowley county to remember How much land he has. Ifs so Large that it takes two automobiles and five hired men to run it. He has two daughters and a phonograph. His was the first phonograph Ever seen in that part of Kansas the natives coming for Miles and Miles on sunday afternoons to look at it and then going away believing that Fred w As playing a joke on them. They w Oul Dnn to believe it could talk until they locked feed up in the Kitchen and put the thing out in the front Yard on a Culvert tile of trailing Arbutus. He is a Farmer Cist from the word go and we Ould rather talk about Duroc in the Back lot than about the Best Bougere aus Ever Hung in no metropolitan museum. The Only habit Hobby or hoopla of the Man who for ten years batted Over .300, w to won four n. L. Pennants and one world championship is chewing a toothpick. He is rough on toothpicks beginning on them in the morning As soon As he gets one foot through and keeping it up All Day until the Pullman Porter begins Hunting for the boys shoes. When Fred Clarke wants to have a rip snorting time he drives a Friend out to the hog Yard a his Auto hangs one knee Over the steering wheel ruts in a fresh toothpick and throws out a handful of shelled Corn for he Duroc. Copyright 1911, by w. G. Chapman major league 1812 managers five clubs in the american and two in the National league have engaged new managers for next season. A Complete list of major league managers of 1911 and 1912 is As follows american league. Club. 1911. 1912. Position. Philadelphia Connie Mack Connie Mack Bench Detroit Hugh Jennings Hugh Jennings Bench Chicago Hugh Duffy James Callahan outfielder new York Hal Chase Harry Wolverton Bench St. Louis Rhody Wallace Rhody Wallace shortstop Boston Pat Donovan Garland Stahl first base Washington James Mcaleer Clark Griffith Bench Cleveland George Stovall Harry Davis first base National league. New York John Mcgraw John Mcgraw Bench Philadelphia Charles Dooin Charles Dooin Catcher Cincinnati Clark Griffith Henry of Day Bench Brooklyn William Dahlen William Dahlen Bench St. Louis Roger Bresnahan Roger Bresnahan Catcher Chicago France Chance Frank Chance first base Pittsburg feed Clark Fred Clarke Bench Boston Fred Tenney John Kling Catcher baseball is becoming so popular it has spread to the penitentiaries. The pitchers Box should be on the level the same As the Pitcher some critics contend. Garry Herrmann has decided the new leagues will Burn out faster by not fanning the flames. When the major leagues expand they will never permit a minor circuit to do their expansion for them. The expansion of the american association is no new thing at All for it has been talked by the magnates for to least two years. American association clubs were boosted to a High classification and now the major league bees Are buzzing in their bonnets again. Tip of Neil president of the Western league is thinking seriously of invading Chicago but is not certain just when or where he will Light a wee Willie Keeler of the old orioles is still a prominent figure in baseball. He will coach for Brooklyn. This season and chances Are the 8o Verbas will know just what to do if they Are unable to win everything they would like. Gotch the fans Are told turned Zbyszko Down for a Handicap match in new York. He also refused to meet Leo pardello and the mysterious a waffles. Billy Evans and Jack Sheridan Are unanimous that honesty is the bulwark of baseball. Other umpires weren to asked but it is thought there will be no objection to this stand. Connie Mack is far from being a chronic kicker but the great and Only baseball Sphinx set up an awful holler about the american league schedule if he was reported correctly. Clark Griffith was praised in Washington for his Trade of Gabby Street for Jack Knight but the naps officials in Cleveland Are being a a panned for trading Stovall for lefty George. If the american association goes through with its propaganda for expansion the Western league May Block the move in a Way with its proposed a counter contraction scheme. Chicago paid More Money to visiting Ball teams in the american league last summer than any other City in the league. Detroit comes next and Detroit fans Are up in arms against the assertion that Detroit is a poor Ball town. Worth All the Money manager can scrape together. Napoleon Lajoie turns baseball philosopher and discusses some difficulties of modern magnate would go limit. Napoleon Lajoie turned baseball philosopher the other Day and discussed some of the difficulties of a baseball magnate. From his Long experience As a manager and player he knows whereof he Speaks. A lots of people thought Barney Dreyfuss was crazy when he paid $22,500 for Marty of Toole last remarked Lajoie. A i done to know whether Barney paid that much in Cash or not but if Marty comes through for Pittsburg it was Money Well spent of i were a club owner and had a Pitcher offered me that i absolutely knew would be a Star in the big league i done to think i w Ould hesitate at paying $50,000. It would be Money Well spent but i doubt if Many club of piers will agree with me. A but they spend the Money just the same in the Effort without getting the Star Pitcher. When i came to Cleveland Somers and Kef Oil had addio Joss. He had Cost them nothing and he proved to be one of the Best pitchers and Ball players the game Ever knew. But after they got Joss they invested a Good Deal More than $50,-ooo in pitchers without getting an a t a j a vean Gregg. Other Man the equal of Joss until Gregg was bought. See my argument the average club owner will think nothing of paying anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 apiece for pitching recruits who he Hopes will make Good. Nine times out of ten the Money is thrown away while the tenth time he May get Only a fair Pitcher. A my Contention is that if the Opportunity is presented a club owner should not hesitate about paying the Price for a Star. Hell not Only save Money by not having to buy so Many second raters but by will also make it a at the Gate. A go Back through your memory. In ten years Cleveland has had two real Star pitchers Joss and Gregg. Chicago has had de Walsh and Walsh has been the one Man to keep the White sox out of the cellar. St. Louis a has not had any. New York had Chesbro and later on Russell Ford Philadelphia had Waddell Plank Bender and Coombs. Washington has had Only one Walter Johnson while Joe Wood is the Only one developed by Boston although of Brien looks As if he might be another one by Young and Bill Deneen were stars at Boston but they were stars before they joined our league. A i agree with addle Joss when he said that pitching was the biggest part of the game. If i had had vean Gregg to work along with Addie Back in 1908 we would have played the cubs for the worlds Pennant but Ona Star Pitcher rarely wins a Pennant especially if that Star is a Man who needs at least three Days in Between his games. A yes sir Star pitchers Are mighty scarce. You can go out and get the outfielders who can throw Bat and run the bases you can get the infielders who can Field with a lot of Speed and hit fairly w Ell but you have got to go some to dig up two great pitchers in two or three seasons to say nothing of in one year. No use talking Philadelphia was Lucky when it grabbed Alexander and Chalmers the same season and got them cheap at that make Money at Madison. Director George w. Ehler of the Wisconsin athletic department has issued a summary of finances for the past year showing a balance of $3,-975. Football profits and balance totalled $12,988. Other items general expenses $1,909 Camp Randall $5,-828 Cross country $828 athletic bulletin $645 Winter sports $40l permanent improvements amounted to $3,388 and repairs and maintenance $3,291. Praises Catcher Egan. Connie Mack is quoted a saying that Catcher Ben Egan will be the Best Backstop in the american league next season

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