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0 At Number Four Below. I BY STEPHEN ALL EN REYNOLDS. CHAPTER VI. I ANGEL CREEK CELEBRATES. I During the first days of April the temperature moderated; the sun was up for sixteen hours, and the men of Angel Creek exchanged furs for sweaters- Sluice boxes were built, cradles constructed, and preparations were made for attacking the big pyra- mids of pay dirt which lined the banks of the frozen creek. Later, the sun removed the white quilts from the mo&r-by -hill crests, and robin red- breasts hopped bodily up to cabin doors. May was half over before the ice went out on its long trip to the Bering Sea, and then came the busy times for the miners. Sluicing, rocking, pan=g-pauslng baa-ely long enough jbs snatch a cold bite, or an hour or two of sleep-the gold seekers at- tacked their dumps. Their time was limited, for early in September the creek would surely freeze over again. John Henderson, by this time (thoroughly hardened and seasoned to the work, laboured as he had formerly fambled—straight and hard. Although lie had never spoken to Ruth upoq, other than commonplace subjects, she waa ever in his mind, and something totd him that when the time came— ^heai he oould go to her with clean hands, and a modest fortune wrung from the frozen soil by the dint of his own exertions—he would find her a not unwilling listener. Day by day, as the partners re- sioved the top of their rocker and scraped out the gold, the five-gallon kerosene can bonA;ath Nelson Is bunk grerw heavier. The pay dirt, whie not especially rich, was far from disap- pointing, although Nelson grumbled, accustomed as he had been, to hand- kiow the rich gravels of the Klondike. Announcing his intention of "gomg out" with the first snow, the big miner declared he would return with a gang of men, that he might the more quick- ly exhaust the pay dirt in his claim. "Und you can be foreman on a quar- ter lay, yust as long as you vant to stay on der claim," concluded Nelson. But John smilingly shook his head. The proposition was a tempting one, %o be sure. A one-fourth interest would surely net him a snug rtune fwitihin another year. A score of labourers hired at ten dollars a day would "gut" Four Below in another winter, and the ensuing clean-up pro- mised handsome returns. But Hender- son had ether plans in view. By the time the ice "made" in Angel Creek, September was fcalf over. Sluicing and rocking were abandoned, for the light gold seemed to possess an affinity for the particles of ice in the water. Old miners, carefully pan- ning their tailings, found more prec- ious metal in the waste than they cared to see. Idle days ensue d It was too late to work the dumps, and the drifts were still too wet. Divisions were made, men were paid off, and the discontented ones who had not al- ready left camp prepared to do so as soon as the first snow fell. Late in September, the unnavigable Porcupine froze over, and the days grew sensibly shorter. Nelson then be- gan his prepan,tions for the trip to Fort- Yukon. He anticipated finding some unemployed men these, and eJl- peoted to be able to make the round trip within a fortnight. Meanwhile, while hia partner spent the time in bargaining for dogs, Henderson was nerving himself up to speak to Doctor I Knowles. Of the three thousand odd ounces of gold' in Nelson's kerosene can, some twelve thousand dollars' worth of it belonged to John. Surely, he thought, if Ruth really oared for him, that sum would be enough for two. He resolved to speak to her uncle first—iman fashion. If he had no objection, then it was time to speak to her. But, one raw afternoon in late Sep- tem b er, w han all Angei Greek was celebrating the third anniversary of its discovery day, came the first of a series of tragic happenings, which cast a s hadow over Henderson's plans, and left him staacbng-he knew not where. That noon he had received his share of the gold, and had placed the heavy buckskin sack containing it at the head of his bunk. Nelson immediately busied himself with his dog trappings, whereupon John started for the settle- ment in hopes of running aoros Ruth. He had not yet screwed up his courage to the calling point. She was in the Alaska. Commercial Company's store, laughing and chat- ting with the agent, when John en- tered. McMurray, busy with his gold scales and receipt book, wae telling her of Klondike experiences, while a group of men from Up Creek listened while awaiting their turn-their ears for the old trader, their eyes for the girl. Between a dainty thumb and fore- finger, Ruth held a three-ounce nugget aloft. "It's the largest owe I've ever seen," she said, as she bowed to Henderson, laid down the nugget, and shook his hind. "Why, bless you, miss, there's nothing vurra wonderful aboot this trash," commented the old Soot be- hind the counter, as he scratched down I some ifgures and reached for another poke, "Yoit ought've seen some of the chunks they washed out down at El- dorado and Bonanza durin' ninety- eight," put in an old-timer at her elbow. "Luck Nelson's got a pair o' those Klondike beauties. Didn't he ever show you that two-pound Goose Egg, and the other one, the 'Yiant's Thumb'—as he callis it?" John turned away. He oould not bear to witness further this unfortun- aite opening up of an old wound. He knew that as Lucky Nelson's partner, she might question him about the nug- gets which her dead father had named and described. As a former profes- sional ge.mhler--no matter what he had been since—he felt that lie himself waa already, even if remotely, linked far too closely with the cause of her father's undoing. Even aa he gained the door, from the tail of his eye he saw the girl pluck the sour dough by the sleere of his ragged, blue shirt, while she plied him with questions. Swearing softly to himself, Henderson crossed the footbridge to the American side, where a party of convivial miners intent up- on celebrating the discovery of Angel I Creek fell upon him and haled him be- fore rude bar. After a bottle or two of stout, and a "drink all round," which lightened has own poke appreciably, he was per- mitted to depart. The sun was, setting as he started off on his two-mile mush I to the cabin at Four Bek/w, and by the time he reached the lowest of the I claims night had fallen—not the night of the tropics, nor yet that of the temperate zones, but the starlit night which reigns over the wastes of the Northland. Over the soggy trail, dotted with niggerheads of frozen mess, occasion- ally crashing through crusts of "young" ice into puddles of water al- most knee-deep, Henderson kept on his way. Most of the cabins he passed were in darkness, their occupants having gone to town to celebrate, but as he drew near the Cabin. at Four Below he saw a dim light shining through its single window. As he passed off the main trail and covered the thirty yards which law be- tw
TEN BRITISH SUBMARINES ALREADY CROSSED ATLANTIC I
TEN BRITISH SUBMARINES ALREADY CROSSED AT- LANTIC. A representative of the Press As- sociation who visited the Admiralty on Monday evening to make inquiries re- specting the exploit of the German submarine Deutschland in crossing to the United States, was informed by a high official that as a feat of seaman- ship or navigation, it need attract no prticular attention, since ten British submarines constructed in Canada crossed the Atlantic last summer. It is not, the official said, a case of this being the first "trader submarine" to cross the Atlantic, inasmuch as it is known that she is merely an ordinary U boat with equiqment removed. It does not open a new era for the submarine as a trader. The small amount of cargo carried compared with the cost of the voyage, makes it not a commercial proposition. Germany had to trade overseas in vessels which sneak about under the water and carry only a small amount of cargo. It will want a lot of one thousand tons to make up the trade she lost. England commands the sea routes, and while the trade and ships of every nation pass freely and in safety, Germany has to crawl under the sea. It is the finest demonstration possible of the efficiency of the blockade which is being maintained by our cruiser squad- ron.
TERRIFIC EXPLOSIONS AND RAINFALLS
TERRIFIC EXPLOSIONS AND RAINFALLS. GOOD CANADIAN NEWS. I Weather experts say that the terrific explosions on the different fronts are responsible for the heavy rainfalls, and the agricultural experts carry the matter on by saying that the harvest of the Central Powers must suffer tremendously in consequence. Crop reporters of our own board declare that the rainfall in early June was not abnormal, and that it is the cold weather which is chiefly keeping back the crops while, of course, labour is an increasingly difficult prob- lem. Very encouraging- reports come from Qaniadiiiain official sources, and are, there- fore of interest. All the grain crops there are described as sturdy. In Nova Scotia they look better than usual. Grass and grain are above the average in New Brunswick. The grass growth is won- derful in Quebec. Ontario's hay crop is good. The potato crop of Alberta is pro- mising. Grain crops are splendid in Sas. katchewaai. And so on.
HIDDEN PLAGUE CURE GRANTI
HIDDEN PLAGUE CURE GRANT. I The Local Government Board will issue instructions this week to all local authorities instituting a new cam- paign against the Hidden Plague. These order local authorities to ar- range with existing hospitals and clinics for free treatment for venereal disease. Towarda the cost the Local Govern- ment Board will contribute 75 per cent. and the locaJ authorities the re- ma/inder.
Lord French succeeds Lord Kitchener I as colonel of the Irish Guards.
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FOE DEADLIER THAN THE GERMANS
FOE DEADLIER THAN THE GERMANS. BISHOP ON EVIL WHICH SURROUNDS MILITARY CAMPS. Speaking in Hyde Pwk, the Bishop of WiHeaden said our purity in th,-I-Ps? country was defiled to such an extent that it was enough to bring down a judg- ment upon us because we would not pro- test against what we knew to be so wrong. Numbers of our soldiers to-day were suffering from an appalling disease which we ought long ago in Eng-land to have stamped out altogether. Refund OUT oajnps to-day it goes on the same. Hundreds of Canadian bows I have known, who have given thair best to fight our battles, are to-day laid aside. not by wounds, but bv this appalling, hideous disease." The bishop aaded that he had had letters from mothers of Canadians stating that they did not mind giving up their boys to fight, but they never thought that in England they would have to meet a foe which was ac- knowledged to be much more deadly than the German.
MARGAM COUNCIL UPROAR
MARGAM COUNCIL UPROAR "FIGHTING FOR SUCH MEN AS YOU." Quite an uproer was witnessed at Margajn District Council following a re- solution submitted by Mr. R. Llewellyn protesting against "the suppression of meetings at Taj bach and other parts of the district." Oapt. Preston You are not fit to wipe the shoes of the men who a-re fightin- for you. The members on each side of Captain: Preston endeavoured to restrain him and appealed to hun to sit down. The Chairman You must behave your- selves or I shaJl have to adj ourn the meeting. Capt. Preston (again rising and point- ing to Messrs. R. Llewellyn and Harry Davieis) I have two sons fighting for such men as you. The Chairman I must close this meet ing. Mr. Harry Davies appealed that the motion should be discusised. Eventually the chairman asked Mr. R- Llewellyn to proceed. Mr. Harry Davies seconded the reso- lution, and finally, amid disorder the charrman declared the meeting closed.
SIX STROKES OF THE BIRCH
SIX STROKES OF THE BIRCH. At Swansea Juvenile Court, a Morris- ton lad waa charged stealing 53.2d. from a, drawer, the property of Mrs- Mary Lewis, confectioner, Sway-road, Marrieton, on July 3rd. Evidence was given by complainant, who said defendant used to frequemtly visit the shop, and knew where ahe kept the money. Detective W. Francis was called. The Chairman said they had issued warmings from time-to time, and they were that day going to begin birching, and defendant would be the first one. He was ordered to receive six strokes of the birch and told by the chairman that if he came there again he would be sent to an industrial school.
A Scots Band has been playing in the Paris boulevards. It is rumoured that a landing on a large scaJe is contemplated by the British on the Belgian coast. A proposal to requisition the whole of the French mercantile marine for the duration of the war is to be considered by the French Government. Printed and Published by "LIaiø l Llafur" Co., Ltd., Ystalyfera, in the Coumty of Glamorgan, July 15, 1016