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FIMAMGE SOCIETY THE PITTSBURG P.BESS 1 r i F AGES II TO VALUE OF TORPEDO BOAT IN WAR IS SHOWN BY JAPS 1 " ----- The PrestFge Lost by This Mode off Warfare In the Spanish-American War Has Now Been Regained BY LIEUT. N. L. JONES, U. S. N. Kperittl lurrmiioiulfucr to tlie rn. paper Knterprlne Association. Washington, T. C. July 15. There has been a marked ebb ami flow of public opinion, professional and otherwise, for and against the use of torpedoes and torpedo boats, within the last decade. The one feeble attempt of the Spanish torpedo boats to attack the blockading squadron at Santiago, coupled with no essay on the part of the American flotilla to enter fhat harbor, caused a drop of many points in torpedo "stock." No less an authority than Vice Admiral Colomb. of the British navy, writing of that war. said: "Torpedo boats cannot perform miracles. eapons employing IdO men cannot prevail against weapons employing 5.m men." That torpedo boats can perform miracles and prevail against battleships has been shown within a month in the Huso-Jap-anese war. Two years ago dispute, serious and acrimonious, was waged upon the subject of . dropping torpedoes from battleship equipment; today brainy members of our congressional naval committees are advocating- torpedo craft to the exclusion of pon-dt-rous ships of the line! This change of opinion is the direct result of the marvelous success of the Japanese torpedo flotilla in the East. Had the same result been accomplished RACES IN JAMAICA. An Object I.okiiii in ero Maiumr-xnent W orth," of Southern Mini). In Jamaica there. la no "color question" as It is understood 'n the I'nited Statfs. although the blacks outnumber the whites by at least -o to 1. ' tlood feeling exists between the races. Lynching and the outrages which usually cause it are both unknown. Si rious crime of any kind is rare throughout Jamaica. Only one crime stealing crops is common. Why are the blacks so easily managed in Jamaica? Why d. the two races live side by side so peaceably and happv? There are two rnait; n-useu.s: u The wise, just and lirm system ot government; (J) the friendly ami helpful attitude of the whites toward the bl.u ks. Me fore the law there is no distinction between the races. The excellent police and judicial systems penetrate to every corner of the sparsely fettled country. The resident magistrates, who come closely into contact with the negro.s, are trained (ductals appointed by and responsible to the British government. Judicial si andals arising out of racial favoritism are practically unknown. In essence, though not in name, the government is a benevolent despotism. The idea is to give the natives, by slow degrees, as large a thare in the govt rn-ment of their country as they are capable of wisely exercising, but always v.n-U r strict white supervision and only after careful tests of their capacity. Kvery num who pays f2.C in taxes has n vote, and the machinery of representative government includes a legislative council and numerous local authorities called parochial boards, elected by the people. But the British governor and his lieutenants, sent out from England, have, .nevertheless, practically supreme power over legislation, and even over the smallest details of administration. The blacks seldom vote; in one hotly contested election only 17 out of ;.V4 voted. Xor do they seek oiTices. The elections are not conducted on racial lines, which shows the. good feeling between the races. The blacks and . colored people have a very large share in the administration of the country in the civil service, but always under white control. Civil service clerk- . THE GUflRflNTEEPROTEGTS YOJ If Mt-o-na Does Not Cure Dyspepsia, Jos. f lemiig & Son Co., Inc.. v i i I return your money. When you buy a box of Mi-o-na, na- ture's cure for dyspepsia, have them sign the following guarantee. This protects you absolutely against los, should the treatment fail to cure you: GUARANTEE We hereby agree to refund the money paid for Mi-o-na on return of the empty box. if the purchaser tells us that it has failed to cure dyspepsia or stomach troubles. This guarantee covers two oOc boxes, or a month's treatment. iSigned) Anyone who has dyspepsia, indigestion, headaches, dizziness, or specks before the eyes, or any form of liver and stomach troubles, should take advantage of this chance to be eured without risking a penny. 1 LJOB- lem,nK & son Co., inc.. give a ToiUv guarantee -with everv box. show- inc tnpt conclusively their taUb in thi pvWjw -itv -t-'-A . r; , s y-r r :20 by submarines or airships we should turn to them as deciding factors in naval warfare. The Russians were the first to build a sea-going torpedo boat, and the Batoum was constructed in 179 to act independently of big- ships. The first swift vessel of the United States navy was the dynamite cruiser Vesuvius. Her arrangement of three pneumatic dynamite guns was ingenious, find the moral effect of her presence off Santiago was tremendous. But her shells would have no effect against the sides of an armored ship, and the submarine torpedo is the only weapon for striking a vulnerable spot beneath the armored belt. The simple torpedo boat of l.V tons has increased in size and offensive power until we now have various classes of torpedo gunboats, destroyers, crui.-er, rams and repair. Except "the last-named all are fitted with torpedo tubes. The torpedo cruisers and gunboats are designed to destroy torpedo boats in heavy weather (not being fast enougn to catch them in smooth seas), act as dispatch vessels and engage larger ships. But they are too large and slow to make sudden night Attacks upon the enemy, and their draft does not permit them to go into shoal water. They are superseded in our navy by torpedo boat destroyers and the smaller torpedo boat. The prime difference between these two types is that th- destroyer is a sea-going torpedo boat. The modern dest-oyers have a displacement of 4i tons, length of 3ml feet. x.Ooo horse-power and speed of St i knots. They represent the highest development in shipbuilding, and "their engines have horse power equal to that of the battleship Texas, of 2rt times their tonnage! They carry two torpedo tubes and rapid-fire guns that would - quickly destroy a torpedo boat. These vessels make excellent scouts for a limited period anil their speed enables them to escape heavier ships with ease. The searchlight, perfected about the time torpedo boat construction received Its impetus, was supposed to be a sure means of defense, rendering the little boats certain of detection. ships and other positions are open to all classes by competitive examination, and a colored man can rise high in the government service. for many years the government has sold large tracts of crown lands in small plots to the peasantry at a cheaper rate than a similar plot could be rented elsewhere, and roads are constructed to enable the small settlers, as they are called, to convey their produce quickly to the markets and seaports. To encourage permanent tenure, the government returns onc-P.fth of the purchase money to any settler who, within 10 years, makes one-fifth of acreage productive with per-manet crops, such as kola, coffee and oianges. It is estimated that there are nerly n:rioii colored peasant proprietors in the island-about one in lt of the population, tduoation has progressed remarkably. The number of people able to read and write has increased by 30 per cent in 10 years. Education is not compulsory. The number of children enrolled at the schools increased from ift.oOo in 11 to M,tNM in HXC, and the average attendance from 2ti.i0 to o.'mio. The teachers, who number more than 10,0h), are colored. Social equality Is undreamed of by either race in the British West Indies, as a general thing. While the great mass of the blacks and :nulattoes are completely subordinate to the wh'tes. many colored men ot" exceptional ability, character rind public position are socially recognized. But this dos not imply a genital social equality of the races. In Jamaica the blacks do not try to obtrude themselves in white society. The negroes are not segregated in street cars, theaters, churches, saloons or other places: neither are they refused admission to any public resort on account of their color. Many of the best doctors and lawyers in the colony arc colored men. and they enjoy goo.i practice amos-g the whites as well as the blacks. The majority of the whites in Jamaica are strongly opposed t" intermarriage between the race$. holding the same views as the Southerners in the I'nited States. Nevertheless, the white man in the West Indies does sometimes marry into the colored race, and there are many people there who hardly know whether they nre white or colored. They are cjUf.l white bv law" in Jamaicathat is. they nre allowed to return themselves as white on the census papers. The great lesson whh-h Jamaica seems to teach is that it actuallv pavs the white man to rule the black "man "justlv. give him a fair chance and help him on. Aided by a wise government and bv the large majority of the unofficial whites, the advance of the colored race in Jamaica and other Wet Indian islands has been remarkable. William Thorp, in the World's Work. oll Ilia Squaw. A funny thing came up today when Philip Swift Bear, a full-blooded Sioux brave, rode into town on a gallop, and. going to County Attorney Backus, asked that official to force Cupipia to trade squaws with him. An examination of the case showed that two weeks ago Swift I-ear and Cupipia had traded wives. Swift Bear received ?'.."0 from Cupipia because the latter's wife was some 'M years older than Bear's sc,i:aw. Now Bear wants to trade beck, and Cupipia says he doesn't want his old squaw at any price. Supipia's former sqxiaw is named Rose Bull Dog. and. according to Swift Bear, she deserves the name and looks the part. Swift Bsar in- a soYi of old Chief Swift Bear, who was a leader of the Sioux In the early days and who fought Generals Custer. Crook and Miles numerous campaigns. But Cupipia retains the young frquaw. and Rose Bull Dog says she won't leave Swift Bear's tepee under any consideration. Bonesteel tS. D.) Cor. 8t. Lioula Poat-Dlapttcb. The fallacy of this has been admitted alter scores of simulated attacks, in many of which the torpedo boats have come wunin lou yards of the ship undetected. Other defenses are torpedo nets, booms and vedette boats encircling the ship a few hundred yards distant. The best defenses of a squadron at sea are destroyers, scouts and picket boats. numerous enough to prevent the enemy's flotilla from breaking through. At the torpedo station in Newport. R. I., a record of torpedo attacks Is kept, and from this, the average distance of discovery is about SoO yards. The new Whitehead torpedo has an effective range of l.OOO yards, and the chances of a ship's escape would be slim. Even if discovered a mile away, 3 30-knot destroyer would cover half that distance in one minute, and it would be excellent gunnery that could place her hors de combat in that time. The first man-of-war to show the disastrous result of torpedo explosion was the Brazilian battleship Aquidaban. The last was the Kussian battleship t'eresviet. sunk by the attacks of Admiral Togo's flotillas. The Japanese attacks were made in masterful manner. The first flotilla was followed shortly after by the second, with a third making a dash from a concealed position in the rear of the Russian squadron. The rapid development of the submarine boat may modify both battleship and torpedo boat. Their ability to sink below the surface, immune from attack, move rapidly, maneuver and discharge torpedoes with accuracy, steering byr means of periscope, make them a powerful Influence In warefare. That they have not been tested in actual war, enhances, perhaps, their moral effect: certainly- their value cannot be overestimated as a factor in coast defense. While naval authorities still count upon battleships as the backbone of any navy, no one can predict the changes in naval construction that may become necessary to withstand the Increasing power of these small "scorpions of the sea." ACCORDING TO JEFFERSON. Congress rroTldra for Publication of His Version of the Bible. Just why the last congress should have appropriated money for the printing of 9,000 copies of "Jefferson's Bible" has not yet been made clear. But It did. and the people in the ruTal districts who are accustomed to receive agricultural and patent office reports, garden seeds and experiment station bulletins will ere Ions have this strange and evidently superfluous compilation dumped down upon them. Jefferson, as everybody knows, was a skeptic. His "Bible." so called, fs by no means a skeptical re-edlting of the Bible, but is merely a compilation, or, as he called it. a "paTadTgm" of the doctrines of Christ. He cut out the sayings of Christ and pasted them into a blank book, following his own idea of their relative significance and proper sequence. It was perfectly open to Jefferson to do this, as it is to any one else. No doubt it did him good. He said himself of the result: "A more beautiful or precious morsel of ethics I have never seen." To reprint the arrangement in a small volume would have been an interesting thing for somebody to do; but it was scarcely a thing for the government to do. The United States government long ago bought Jefferson's private papers, to the extent of 137 quarto volumes of bound manuscript. They included ilfi.OuQ lette.s written to Jefferson, and the drafts of ItJ.OiiO letters written by him. Few men were more voluminous than he. Few Americans have been cleverer. But there are other things that he did In which the public might be expected to develop more interest than in a version of the doctrines of Jesuj as they arrange themselves in the kaleidoscope of his fantastic intelligence. And the very people on whom the senators and representatives will bestow their O.Ooo copies are the ones wiio are likely very much to prefer their own Bibles to Thomas Jefferson's. New York Mail. SOUTH AMERICAN TRADE. A subject which we have often discussed in these columns is raised again in the Daily Consular Reports of the Department of Commerce and Labor in an interesting communication from the American vice consul at Trinidad. That officer calls attention to the comparative fixity of our South American trade. In the l?st 30 years our trade with the rest of the world has more than doubled. That with South America has increased only 5 per cent. We are selling to the people of the latter continent less than fl worth of goods a head yearly, while we sell Canadians nearly $24 worth a head, and Cubans, even without reciprocity. $15 worth. The trouble lies with our export trade. We buy enough from South America three times more than we sell to it: We sell it less than $0,000.-OtiO worth and buy from it $120.H.k'I worth a year. The cash balance of $0.-0oo.rv.i0 a year of American money which South America receives from us is spent in buying goods from other nations. In the last 30 years we have bought from South America $1,700,000,000 more than we have sold directly to It. Why? It seema strange to charge Americans with lack of trade energy , We should regard it as offensive If some j foreigners accused us of it; but the offi-i cer whose report we are quoting does not I hesitate to say that is what is the mat-' ter. We lack energy nd enterprise in rot having better shipping facilities. Canada has a direct line of her own to South Africa. It Is not creditable that we have none to the east coast of Soutb America. New York Tribune. PITTSBURG, PA., FRIDAY NEW CABINET OFFICER HAS A POPULAR FAMILY AH Oakland Is Rejoicing Over Victor Metcalff's Appoint, ment as Secretary of Commerce and Labor His Social Connections Oakland, Cal., July 13. All Oakland 13 rejoicing over the appointment of Congressman Metcalf to a place in the Roosevelt cabinet, for there is no more popular man in the city than he who is to succeed George B. Cortelyou as secretary of commerce and labor. Splendidly equipped for the office by his long and successful practice of the law, a brilliant career as a cabinet officer is predicted for him. He graduated from Yale, where he was a classmate of Congressman Payne and a score of men of national prominence. At Yale he pulled a crack oar and he is still CANALS OF MARS. Interfiling Theory on Question of Evidence of Life on the Planet. "Mars and Its Canals" was the title of a lantern lecture delivered to the members of the Manchester Astronomical Society in the Municipal School of Technology, by H. Walter Maunder of the Greenwich observatory. Mr. Maunder propounded a theory to account for the "canals" which throws an important light on the vexed question of the existence of intelligent life on the planet. Having given a brief account of the history of the observations of Mars, he described the conditions which scientific knowledge teaches are likely to exist upon its surface.. The discovery of the two moons of Mars had made , possible an exact estimate of the force of gravity on the planet compared with the j force of gravity on the earth. We were I led to believe that on Mars currents of air 1 move very slowly; that water vaporizes! very quickly, and that the atmosphere is ; extremely rare. Owing to its comparative distance from the sun. Mars receives about half the light and heat that the earth receives. Coming to the canals. Mr. Maunder said that as far back as 1S61 long narrow streaks were detected on the surface, and they were called by the first observers by a name which was equivalent to "channels." Unfortunately the word "canals" was afterward applied, and this was to be deplored, because it suggested that they were of artificial construction an Idea outside the mind of the first observer. The total number of these canals now registered was over 200. The astronomer who was responsible for the latest theory as to the canals was an American, Mr. Lowell, who had observed them under the most favorable conditions from a high altitude in Arizona. Mr. Lowell's theory was that as there was very little water on the planet the inhabitants had to distribute the water over the surface by means of a system of canals. What we saw were not the actual waterways, but green, fertile strips on either side of them. These canals, according to Mr. Lowell, changed with the seasons. Just as did the polar caps. Mr. Maunder showed lantern pictures of the canals of Mars as drawn by Mr. Lowell, according to which the canals are extremely symmetrical In appearance, consisting of straight lines of the same breadth, like a series of railway metals and meeting in junctions which might be lakes. It seemed, on the face of it, hard to escape from Mr. Lowell's conclusion that the canals were due to he work of intelligent beings. But In V00 Mr. Lowell took to examining the planet Venus, and he found canals there also, a fact which rather threw doubt upon his earlier work on Mars. Mr. Maunder elaborated an interesting theory of his own to account for the canals. It was to the effect that there are upon the surface of Mars various indistinct lines and markings, which were hardly distinguishable apart, but which, when viewed from a certain distance, appeared to the eye in the form of straight lines. In support of this explanation he showed drawings of Mars made by other prominent observers, which were entirely free from the so-called canals. These were, indeed, due to the running together by the eye of minut details, not straight or symmetrical, but too small for the eye. even under the best circumstances, to see them very clearly. Mr. Maunder described an experiment he carried out at Greenwich to test this theory. Accurate drawings of the surface of Mars, without the canals, were placed before a number of schoolboys, and they were set to copy them. The result was that most of the resulting drawing showed canals similar to those of Mr. Lowell, owing, Mr. Maunder contended, to the natural running together of small spots into lines when viewed at a distance. "It may be." he said, "disappointing to have to give up the idea of there being Intelligent neighbors of ours across the little gulf of toHVUiOo or 50.000.000 miles, who are industriously engaged in digging Panama or Suez canals, - but it is better to be sure of all we know, or, in other Words, "it is better not to know so much than to know so many things that are not so." Manchester Guardian. Excursion to AVheeline Every Sunday Via Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Special train leaves station, corner Smtthfleld and Water streets, 8:40 a. m., returning leaves Wheeling 5:40 p. to. Fare $1.50 round trip. The First In the Land. The North American Savings Co. pays 4 per cent and was the first bank to allow reasonable withdrawal privileges to Its customers. FourUt avenue and Market itxeefc . . . : , - . -.. . . ... EVENING, JULY 15, 1904 Are of the highest fond of football, fishing and field 6ports. He held no political office until he was elected to congress in 1S0S. He was renominated by acclamation in lftuo and 1002 and at each successive election received an increased majority. In the last two congresses he has served on the ways and means committee and has figured among the Republican leaders of the House. Mr. Metcalf has a charming family. One of his sons is at Annapolis and another is employed in a local bank Congressman Metcalf belongs to the leading clubs here and his social connections are of the highest. GENIUS OF THE SPIDER. He Studies a. Situation Earnestly and Leaves Little to Chance. If you anchor a pole in a bodv of water leaving the pole above the surface, and put a spider upon it, he will exhibit a marvelous intelligence by his plans to escape. At first he will spin a web several Inches long and hang to one end while he allows the other to float off in the wind, in the hope that it will strike some object. Of course, this plan proves a failure. He waits until the wind shifts, perhaps, and then sends another silken bridge floating off in another direction Another failure is followed bv several other similar attempts, until all the points of the compass have been tried. But neither the resources nor the reasoning powers of the snider nm ,vvc,,cf ed. He climbs to the top of the pole and energetically goes to work to construct a silken balloon. He has no hot air with which to inflate it. but he has the power of making it buoyant. When he gets his balloon finished, he does not go off upon the mere supposition that it will carry him. as men often do, but he fastens it to a guy-rope, the other end of which he attaches to the island pole upon which he is a prisoner. He then gets Into his aerial vehicle while It is made fast, and tests it to see whether its dimensions are capable of bearing him away. He sometimes finds that he has made it too small, in which case he hauls It down, takes it all apart, and constructs It on a larger and better plan. A spider has been seen to make three different balloons before he became satisfied with his experiment. Then he will get in, snap his guy rope, and sail away to land as gracefully and as supremely independent of his surroundings as could well be Imagined. Lippln-cott's. TWO MUSICAL EXPERTS. On one occasion some time ago all who were present in the court of justice at Berlin had the great pleasure of listening to a free performance by Prof. Joachim, the famous violinist. It appeared from the evidence that a dealer in musical instruments was charged with cheating a customer by representing that a violin which he offered for sale at $1.25 was an instrument that could be played. The great professor was called in as an expert witness", and. taking up the impugned instrument, he proceeded to play upon it. Under his magic fingers it really sounded like a violin, but in a few moments, much to the regret of his listeners, the maestro laid the instrument down with an evident air of contempt. But he had secured the accused's acquittal. The great tenor Mario once had to give a free exhibition of his magnificent vocal power in court in order to gain freedom for himself. He had been arrested in Madrid, in mistake for a mischievous political agigator. and in vain proclaimed bis identity to the powers that be. Finally, be was told that if he really was tho famous singer his voice was a certain means of convincing the court of the truth of his claim. For seven or eight minutes Mario held all within hearing spellbound, and he was then allowed to take his departure, with profus? apologies for his arrest and detention. Chicago Tribune. Mortality in India. India is perhaps most commonly known to us as a land of famine and plague and cholera, and a population of 300.000,000. The recent blue book Issued by England tells some astounding facts about the Indian people. The death rate is given as 17.3 for upper Burma. 44.1 for Punjab, an average cf .31.40, or just double the average in England and Wales. And yet in spite of that, the birth rate for the country was .39 per l.OOo, 2 times that of England and Wales, and rising in one province to the enormous figure of 56.S. tl nowhere fell below 23.9. The moral figures are hardly less definite. To keep these millions in order ir0,!00 police sufficed. Crime is cn the decrease, the prison population dropped to 03.700 fro 103.013 .n i:iO. The people are supposed to be illiterate, yet they managed to dispatch 320,538,123 letters during the year, and the number is increasing annually at the rate of 25,000,-000. "Sherlock Holmes" and "Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures" are the preferred books from the outside world. Boston Transcript. $3.00 Magara Falls and llrturn fVS.OO Via B., It. & P. R. Saturday, July 16, tickets good 5 days, trains leave V a. m. and 10 p. m, city tlms TOM NE AL, THOUGH EIGHTY, LONGS FOR A LIFE AT SEA vi 'jCTT THEIR war He Won Two Medals In the Crimean War and Served With honor Under the British and American Flags Cleveland. O.. July 15. There's a long, thin scar that crosses the bridge of his nose and runs down under his eye. Tom Neal, of the king's navy, saw the charge of the light brigade. As cabin boy and as gunner ashore he fought in the Crimean war; through the Indian mutiny; through the civil was as a private in Garfield's regiment. Before he was 20 years old he had won two medals in the Crimean war. There have been many "crowded hours" in Tom Neat's life. At the age of 80 he draws pensions from both governments. As porter he works a lcjg day in a cafe out Prospect street. He lives at 124 Bolivar street. In the rear. At night one may find him there, with his chair titled back, with his black clay pipe, smoking. There are anchors and sailors and mermaids tattooed on his arms, but Neal is not proud of the marks. He is tall and strong. Neal's shoulders are broad and straight, though his hair la gray. His face is strong and his eyes are keen. "I was seven years old when I ran away to sea." 6aid old Torn Neal "I remember that night well 1 dropped my clothes In a bag from a window and tiptoed down stairs with my shoes in my hand Then outside I puled the door ehut, so I couldn't turn back "It was at Darby, Midland county, in A A A I A DOLLAR OR TWO ORED1T FREE TO ALL A -XT A V --b ffTr ...t. ..O A A COMPLETE DINING ROOM OUTFIT FOR 969 V Comprising a massive extension table (round or square), a good sideboard, a ful'et of leather seat dining A chairs-and a handsome Persian drugget. This is the identical outfit which costs llui.OO in most stores. -T T TVT.-i With every X i.UlJUC Set, hand painted SB K A SPEAR & CO., ffizsf V VI s w f W ' England, my parents livecj. I got to Portsmouth on the sea coat and enlisted as cabin boy In the navy. I was still under 10 years when I finished my training. For three years then as cabin boy on H. M. S. New Victory I cruised through the East Indies. Then after six months at home came a cruise with the Mediterranean fleet through the lied and Baltic seas. "I ws still a cabin boy about 14 or l. years old when the Crimean war broke out. I went ashore then with the naval brigade attached to ammunition wagons. Thi v made me a gunner later. "Did I see fighting?" The old sailor leaned forward in his chair, snatching the clap pipe from bis teeth. "I saw the greatest charge there has even been or ever will be the charge of the light brigade. Our guns were there. Through the smoke I saw those oo sweep on and on. I saw them cut their way back and you know how few there were who came back. "Then came the siege 'of Sevastopol. Our brigade was in action there. Those were awful scenes I saw in that cold, dreary land. Men froze in the trendies by hundreds. 1 saw long lines of them stiff and dead with their guns in their hands as thev sat there upright as they had died. I served through it all without injury. I thought then no bullet could hit me. I learned better later. I won a medal from Turkey in that war and a medal from England just a 'barefoot' medal without the bars. "Then followed other cruises in times of peace. When the Indian mutirry began I was gunner on the Wm. Ammon. They put us i-shore with our guns again as a naval brigade. We were there at Lucknow when the Highlanders the Forty-second, you know came up with their 'Campbells Are Coming.' Then they sent us to Dina Par. "I saw men blown from the cannon's mouth in that war. They were four. The native troops broke out one night dining room outfit, Spear gives away and gold decorated, and valued at This Bathroom Cabinet On Sale Saturday Until 8:30 P. M. One of them should be in every home. Each has rings for towels and spaces for tooth and nail brushes, comb and hair brush and a mirror of d size surmounts the whole. Such a cabinet costs $1.25 in other stores. Spear Sells it For Less 908 and 910 Penn AND 91 0 PENN AVE FGES II TO 12, O and looted the change bazar. Our brt gade helped round them up. Four native officers tried by court-martial were condemned to death the next day. They tied the four to the mouths of the cannon. The sentence was read In the Indian tongue to the native troops. Then they read it in English. Our cannon were fired by torch in those days." Neal was now on his feet. The lines about his mouth were tense. His movements were sharp. On arm outstretched as though his hand held th torch. Lightly the torch touched powder as Neal acted out the scene. "The bodies were blown to bits. Their heads above the mouth of the guns dropped to the ground unmarrcd." Neal sat down and filled bis pipe again. He had forgotten to tell of his wounds. "The one across my nose?" he repeated. "The native cavalry charged through our brigade. I dodged back ' as a Sepoy slashed at me. The point of the sword cut across my face. Half an inch or so saved my life. The blood ran down into my eyes, but I got the man. I drew my big naval pistol as he passed and th shot brought htm down. A few weeks later I got n bullet In my leg. I was ramming a charge in the gun when it hit me. The wound in my face didn't heal completely for years. Tho one In the leg wasn't much. "Every man who served In the mutiny was offered a medal. They were too common. I refused mine, and others did the same. "I was 23 years old after that war. t left the service and came to Cleveland. I served three years In the civil war. I have lived here ever since. My wife I married In Cleveland is dead. Two daughters ore living in California. In recent years I've worked as Jnnltor and porter in many blocks downtown." Tom Neal,. of the king's navy, leaned back In his chair musing. "I love the sea," said Neal. "I wish I had never left salt water." WILL DO v V BDsowieiy rntt. a luu-pieco winner i id.uu. Cooking Utensils I V Not many of any one article, but enough to go round, we think. AH Jr t .1 , 1 . 1 . - is me ceieuraieu Krannw warn which Spear has been gelling to thousands of families heavily enameled all over blue and whito outside, snow white inside. v- v- 5-Quart Sauce Pans, 20c ? Double kers, . . 30c y 14-Qt. Water Buckets," 40c V Large Tea Kettles, . 35c SEE THE WINDOW DISPLAY y Ave., Pittsburgh YY I J

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