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AL&ONA IOWA, WM^NISDAI, MAY 10, DICK RODNEY: Or, The Adventures of An Eton Boy... CHAPTER XL—(Continued.) leadlong we stumbled over piles of f,&; now we sank ankle deep among soft pumice dust; anon we rolled, or scrambled through wild vines id creepers; then through fields of owing maize and wheat, or planta- tos of coffee and apple trees; but |ver pausing until we reached the Ise of the mighty Piton, where, ithless, gasping, panting and bath,. Sd' in perspiration, we lay down in a £jif,ttie thicket of cinnamon bushes by wayside to rest for a short space. Curing this flight I had never spok- but Tom from time to time indulg- fln disjointed remarks expressive of exultation in which I could not !'4lliare, being only thankful to heaven my escape. But poor Tom had more of a rough life, and of many ',/ ft "Violent death, than it could possibly been my lot to witness, a, ha! you Spanish swabs! We've j; J Biting two of your hammocks in a hot ce—before the time, perhaps!" said "What a row they make, like so any negroes clearing a cargo when sheered off! Lucky it was that I ^.rc^ off our tow lines in time! I tiikve a good mind to put about, stand r the cave and pot another of those panish gorillas!" hether he meant guerrillas I did ft inquire, but was happy when we the harbor and I felt the cool reeze of the ocean fan my throbbing emples and my hands, which, from be- so long and so tightly tied with ' $f?<"XTOugh cords, and having the blood aft- 'erward driven through them by rapid (exertion, felt literally burning hot. was dark and still when we ran the stone mole of Santa Cruz. fortunately at that late hour there was official to question or molest us; and ! *f,r-vfe could see the brig anchored about a mile distant, with the lantern .* ' Btlll burning at the foremasthead. The flight on the castle had disappeared. "••V'-Wo soon found a small punt at the 1 V l-landing stairs, and, taking possession 1 ' ' Of it without leave, cast loose the painter and shoved off. ' [' ^Silently and steadily, with all our i ^/remaining strength, we pulled for the .<. l .w(brig, and were soon alongside. f WI' 1 " "Well, this spree is over, Master ^Rodney," said Tattooed Tom, wiping his brow with his sleeve when we Btood on the deck, where the wonder- Ing crew gathered around us; "but catch me having another in this deuced Tenny Reef—that's all!" £ CHAPTER XII. \ The Anchor A-Peak. /' Alarmed by the foregoing narrative, which was fully corroborated by our excitement, by the two muskets we had brought on board as trophies, by the state of our hands and wrists, and t ,tbe numerous cuts and bruises we had , upon us; and fearing the consequent "*• detention of the brig for some legal inquiry, Captain Weston prepared at Vonce for putting to sea. ' \] I was happy when finding myself on 'the deck of the Eugenie, but still more 'i Supremely happy on hearing Weston's f ! resolution to get underway, as I pos' jaessed very vague but decidedly unpleasant ideas of Spanish justice, and tyad visions of alcaldes, alguazils, ^heels, garrotes, and even the masked •', ^miliars of the Inquisition itself, 1S flqating before me. J ( My heart beat responsive to the clank <• v ''of the windlass pawls, as the Eugenie 1 -was hove short on her anchor, and the hands started aloft to cast loose the topsails. ''Weston threw our two muskets into '' ,tbe sea lest their discovery on board ' Wight cause suspicion or annoyance. 1 The morning was clear, cool and Btarry; as yet no vestige of dawn was visible, and all was still and quiet on Bbore; but I was in momentary expectation of seeing a boat dash off toward JIB, though those from whom we had < (Reaped could have no just cause of 'complaint. Suddenly I heard the sound of oars, saw a long, low boat shoot out rpm the obscurity of the harbor. My stood still for a moment as this was steered in our direction, but my infinite relief it boarded a Cgsta that lay near us. AS yet the shadows of night were on and sea—on everything save the /flpne of the Peak that towered above 'I the clouds, and there shown the light ;i gf the yet unrisen sun, yellow deepening into saffron, purple, blue, and then 'Indigo, blending with the blackness of jjight as the eye descended to the '"" .ore. So Weston gave the order to brace e foreyards aback and the mainyards .11; another wrench at the windlass, id the anchor was tripped. "Heave and a-wash!" cried Tom ,mbourne, cheerily, giving the usual ,11 of encouragement when the drip- ling anchoring is just out of the water ttd the stock is seen to stir the sur- ce. |The courses were let fall and the jib is hoisted; her head fell rapidly jmnd and she paid off bravely. Tfie"n |ie flrey cone, of the Piton and the jhts of Santa Cruz, which had glit- pred In tremulous lines along the wa- on our beam, were shining upon |ur lee quarter. away the as the first streak of day, coming on with tropical rapidity, began to brighten the horizon and shed long, shiny ripples on the sea, the canvas swelled out, the reef points began to patter on the taut bosom of every snow-white sail, and the loose rigging was blown out in graceful bends. There was a fine breeze rising; the white water rippled under the forefoot of the Eugenie, and soon it boiled in foam as we sheeted home the topsails and ran along the western shore of the mountain isle. About the same time the Costa Rlcan brig which was at anchor nearer the shore (a smart craft she was, straight in the bends, and all black, save a yellow streak), also got ready for sea with great expedition, and worked out of the harbor; and when the hot sun, which erewhlle had lit up the vast continent of Africa to the east of us, rose from the ocean, we saw her black hull and white canvas shining in his morning rays about a mile astern. "You say, Marc, that craft is a Costa Rlcan?" said Weston, doubtfully. "Yes, sir," replied Hislop. "She may be; but she is also a Spanish dealer in black cattle," said Weston, who was looking at her through a powerful double-barreled glass. "I am certain if you could only see her deck when she careens a bit, you would make out the ring-bolts for lashing the slaves to in fine weather." "Aye, and perhaps those of the car- ronades, too," added Hislop; "she looks rather rakish." "You are just of my mind^ sir," added Tom Lambourne, who was at' the wheel. "She'll see the Shark's Nose and the Congo river before she sees the Mosquito creeks or the hills of Costa Rica; and I have a shrewd notion that the pirates we escaped from are part of her crew, if one may judge from what Master Rodney, who knows their lingo, overheard them say." Except across the Peak of Teneriffe, where a cloud of white vapor floated in mid-air like a permanent cymar or girdle, and above which some thousand feet of the mighty cone towered into the blue immensity of space, mellowing from green and purple to a faint gray tint, the sky was without a cloud. The waves danced and sparkled in the morning sunshine, the fresh breeze swept pleasantly over their whitening tops and whistled through our rigging, as we ran along the shore with considerable speed; and now our hearts beat lightly, for the broad, free ocean was around us, and on clearing the dangerous rocks at Punta de Anaga by giving them a wide berth, we felt the heavier swell of the Atlantic as we brought the larboard tacks on board, and ran, close-hauled, on a taut bowline between the Isles of Teneriffe and Palma, keeping the weatherage of the Costa Rjcan, and leaving her at the same time fast and far astern. We had a delightful run through the fertile Archipelago of the Fortunate Isles, and, after clearing San Josef, found the wind coming more aft. Long after night had closed in and darkness had enveloped all the sea and-the Isle of Teneriffe, the cone of tho peak shone redly in midair, with the light of the sun that had set in the western waters of the Atlantic. For the whole of that day we had run fast through the water, making at least seven knots an hour off the log- line, but midnight came before we saw the last of the mighty Peak of Adarn. "I remember," said I; "and that th* seamen of Columbus thought they were sent by heaven to stay their course." "You are right," replied the mate, with an approving smile. "It is pleasant to meet one like you, Rodney, who has read that which la worth reading, and remembers It." "The Gulf Stream," said Weston, joining in the conversation, "Is a great current about sixty miles broad, caused by the trade winds, which always blow from east to west. It issues from the Gulf between Cape Florida and Cuba, and runs at the rate of three knots an hour along the shores of South and North America, till the Newfoundland bank turns it to the southeast; so everywhere its track is known by that gulf-weed which you now see floating past." It is by this mysterious current— this mighty river that traverses the ocean—that the timber logs of the St. Lawrence, the wrecks of the old plate argosies, and the carved idols of older Mexico and the Caribbean Isles, all covered with the weeds and barnacles of long immersion, have been cast upon the western shores of Scotland and the Hebrides. Every morning the weather became warmer—the sea and sky more clear— the atmosphere more rarefied. The wind was so steady that scarcely a sheet or tack was altered. Thus for several days we bore on with both sheets aft, as the phrase is, when running right before the wind. Shoals of porpoises plunged across the bows of the brig in the sapphire- colored sea, and when it was smooth a whole fleet of the little nautili passed us with purple sails up; nor were the dark and gliding sharks and the silvery flying-fish wanting at times to keep my attention excited; and the tiny petrels, as they came tripping along, half in the water and half in tho air, kept pace with the Eugenie, as she cracked on under a press of sail, dashing the waves around her, ploughing so freely and so fearlessly the deep waters that hide a finny world and wash the dark and unknown basements of the earth. One glorious morning, when we were within a few days' sail of Hispaniola, there occurred a circumstance which was afterward a source of the deepest regret to us all; how and why, will be shown during the progress of my story. The day was fine, even for that region of fine days. The Eugenie was running smoothly before the wind, and Hislop, with considerable animation, was detailing to the captain and me the appearance of that rare phenomenon, a lunar rainbow, which, by singular good fortune, he had once seen in these latitudes, and which Aristotle declares is never seen but at the time of the full moon—a declaration which our learned Scotch mate treated with contempt; for he was a strange fellow, this Marc Hislop, and could with equal facility dilate on the Apology of Plato and the method of club-hauling a square-rigged vessel, or sheering her to her anchor in a gale of wind; on the Prometheus of Eschylus, or tho proper mode of lying too in a hurricane, with everything struck aloft, and topsail yards on the cap; and now, on the subject of the lunar rainbow, he was proceeding to quote from the Portuguese Pilot of Ramusio, when Weston interrupted him by hailing aloft: "Fore-top—there!" "Aye, aye, sir," was the usual response from Ned Carlton, a seaman who was perched in t/he top. (To be continued.) AN EARTHQUAKE SCIENTIST. DAffit AND POULTRY. INTERESTING CHAPTERS FOR OUR RURAL. READERS. How Sncoemfnl Fnrmern Operate Thle Department of the Farm—A Few Hint* as to the Care of Live Stock and Poultry. Dnlry Noten. It takes a good deal of stamina for a butter or cheese maker to refuse the milk that Is brought to him when he knows that It Is only just enough off to warrant Its refusal. In many cases the man Is working at a small salary and cannot afford to lose his place. He therefore accepts the poor milk, hoping that by skill he may be able to overcome the harmful flavors produced by tnaliferous bacteria. But try as he will he cannot make butter and cheese that will stand the test of time and remain good. It should therefore be a point with the patrons to encourage the man at the factory to reject all poor milk. They are getting the right spirit in New Zealand, where they are beginning to pay the buttermaker for all m Ilk rejected. This makes him feel that the patrons are behind hkn, and that his salary does not depend on his receiving milk that Is so poor in flavor that it will Injure the make of the entire factory. * * * They are trying to form a mil ktrust in the city of Washington, but we understand that no great headway has as yet been made. An attempt was made to impress the consumer with the Idea that said trust would give them better and cheaper milk. The people evidently t bought they would not be too credulous in the matter. All trusts are formed with the avowed Intention of benefltting the people. By the people they without doubt mean the holders of the stock—till such time ns they can work the bond scheme and freeze out the stockholders. The effect of most milk trusts is to increase the price to .the consumer and decrease the price the producer of the milk receives. The manipulators of trusts intend to have a profit at both ends. * * * Pasteurization of milk and milk products should be followed to a far greater extent than at present. The fact that dairy products are so largely consumed, and that they are very good carriers of disease germs, make it imperative that every safeguard should be thrown around tl.em. Not only are the lives of healthy people in the hands of the dalry-:en to some extent, but to a very large extent the lives of invalids and children. It is not possible for us to know how many people have been slain by diseases carried in milk, but what we do know of contagions thus produced convinces us that the entire number must be great. The simple work of pasteurizing makes all safe. pens of the buyer. They had doubtless been treated more humanely than many others. It may also have been partly due to the fact that the Plymouth Rocks will stand more abuse than the Leghorns and feel less badly about It. It would be a good thing for men shipping poultry to South "Water street to make some Inquiries as to h'ow their fowls are treated. If the attention of the commission man is called to It, he may take measure to see that his em- ployes are more careful in the handling of fowls. Certainly the dealers themselves should have enough business sagacity to see that the poultry are looked after. Bright, lively birds should certainly sell better than half- dead ones. There is another point In which fowls on South Water street are badly treated and that is the little care used to protect them against cold in winter. In tho coldest of days It is no unusual sight to see the crates of birds out as usual and so left through the entire day. Some times crates will be seen in which nearly all the birds have their combs frozen down to their heads. We are glad to say that this abuse is not very common, but it should not exist at all. Perhaps sometime in the not distant future Chicago will be so well governed that Its officers will prevent the abuse of even the humblest forms of animal life. Pyrotechnic birds fife made in Nftc 1 - saki, Japan. When a light is appH- d to them they sail through the air,_ fluttering their wings and performing 1 ' >ther bird-like antics. Mr*. WlndloTf'g Soothlnfj Syrnp. illdren teethh animation, BUSTS in 'or children teething, loftons the (?nm», reduce! iff »ln.cores Wlndcollo. S3cabottl«. Hottloil Milk, I have found that there Is less ex« pense and trouble in delivering milk In bottles than by dipping it from a can. Tho bottled milk commands a better price, says a contributor to Rural New Yorker. As the bottles hold Just one quart, there is no over dip. Milk dipped from a can seems to lose from four to five quarts for every 40-quart can. We used to deliver 440 quarts of bottled milk daily, besides several 40 quart cans of dipped milk, and always found the bottles the most economical way to deliver. Our bottle bill averaged 30 gross of bottles per year, at $9.50 per gross, which amounted to $285, or a loss of 4,320 bottles a year Suppose we deliver the 440 quarts, or 11 40-quart cans of milk by dipping it from the can, and overdip or lose four quarts of milk for each 40-quart can there would be a loss of 44 quarts o: milk on the 11 cans daily, which, at seven cents per quart to the retailer means $3.08 per day, or $1,124.20 per year. Deduct from this the loss on bottles, ?2S5, which leaves a balance o: $839.20 in favor of the retail dealei who uses bottles. There is even larger balance than this in his favor because he gets eight cents per quar for his bottled milk, and his customers like it better because of the bottles the cream shows up better, the mill looks richer, and is much cleaner anc handler, both for the customer and dealer. headyards—hand- pjnely now!" cried Weston, and Just CHAPTER XIII. An Incident. By the time we had been a month at sea, having applied myself assiduously to work, I picked up a little knowledge of seamanship. I took my turn of watch with the rest; I learned to go aloft and to lie upon a yard in a stiff topgallant breeze. I acquired all the mysteries of knotting and splicing, of serving a rope with spun-yarn,and to know the technical difference between tho rope itself and a line. I could heave the log.box the compass and take my "trick" at the helm with the best man on board, and thus gained the golden opinions of those among whom a rough turn of the wheel of fortune had so strangely and so suddenly cast me. Some days after leaving the Canaries we found ourselves passing through what seemed to be immense meadows of green stuff adrift. By moonlight the branches, leaves and fibers of this uprooted marine forest —for such it was, being wrack and seaweeds of wondrous length springing from the lowest depths of the ocean— sparkled, flashed and whirled in the foaming eddies astern of the brig as she cleft or brushed down the yielding masses with her rushing keel. ' I was never weary of surveying this scene, which was so marvelous in its beauty, when the moon was shining on the sea. These vast, broad leaves and long, snaky tendrils that danced upon the surface of the sea were the Florida gulf-weed. "The tropical grape of the sailors," said Hislop, as we leaned over the lee- quarter one night. "These plants grow upon the two great banks of the Atlantic, and were known to the Phoenicians, who named them the. Weedy Tommy Had Found tho Aluiauuo In tho Garret. This occurred just before the last full moon at a pretty residence on Trumbull avenue, says the Detroit Free Press. The 'head of the house is of a scientific turn of mind, loves to investigate the phenomena of nature and takes it as a part of his duty to impart his knowledge to the rest of the family. On the night in question he found an almanac on the table, which he reads. Turning the leaves carelessly while thinking about going to bed, he was surprised to come upon the information that there was to be an almost total eclipse of the moon that night, and that it would be visible from this part of the globe at 1 a. m. In his excitement he was about to call the rest of the folks, who had retired, but on second thought -he hunted up broken bits of glass and went to smoking them, 'just as though it were tho blazing sun which was to be viewed. This done he watched the clock vigilantly until it -was time to wake the others. They had none of his enthusiasm, but went yawning and shivering to the back porch, from which the 'best view was to be obtained. The moon never looked brighter than it did at 1 o'clock. It must be that the almanac meant 1 o'clock standard time, he explained nervously, and for another half-hour he kept his eyes glued on the silvery orb. Not a spot darkened its surface. Ten minutes later his wife mutinied and her sleepy brood followed her into the house, despite his protest. He followed them and again took up the almanac. "Found that in the attic today," explained 6-year-old Tommy. Slowly the father read aloud from the back until he came to "eighteen hundred and flf " when he ripped the book to fragments and began saying things that caused the mother to rush the children upstairs. For » Retreat. He— "What is that you were trying on the piano?" Sh.e— "Oh, a new march." He— "Awfully time, isn't It?" Sfte— "Yes; I Just fast the composer was in a hurry to get through when he was writing tt,"r-« Yonkers Statesman. Fo\vln on South Wnter Street. If one has a high ideal of the kindness of the human heart he had better keep away from South Water street, Chicago, at least if he be a poultry- man. In the handling of fowls there brutality seems to be a highly-prized quality. The writer has more than once felt very angry at the shameful way in which the birds are handled. Some time since passing along tho street, the writer noticed two men unloading a wagon piled high with crates containing poultry. It was perfectly easy for the men to have handed the crates down carefully, but they did not. The top crates, full of hens, were pulled clear of the other crates and then allowed to fall a distance of six feet or more onto the stone walk. The birds, unable to save themselves by a spread of wings, were dashed against the bottom of the crates with great force, and the under fowls must have suffered greatly from the concussion. . On another day two men were seen unloading, a crate, and throwing the birds through a hole in the stone sidewalk. The fall from the sidewalk to the bottom of the basement must have been fully twelve feet. Had the birds been dropped through the hole their wings would have enabled them to drop to the bottom lightly. But the men seemed working against time or against each other and simply yanked the fowls out of the crate and dashed them with great force through the hole. The result was that the birds seemed stupefied by the treatment. Half an hour later .the owner of the cellar had picked out a dozen of the best Brown Leghorns and was offering them for sale at 50 cents apiece as fancy birds. A gentleman came along and agreed to take the entire crate at that price, but before paying over the money he looked the birds over carefully and refused to take them, saying they were all sick. The writer then examined the crate and remarked to the dealer that the only thing the matter with the fowls was the fact that they had been too roughly handled. The dealer replied that he guessed that was about so. The man that purchases fowls for his yard from South Water street takes many chances. Two years ago the writer bought 46 fowls there, paying 50 cents apiece. They were all Brown Leghorns, and appeared to be In shape to do good service as layers. They were an utter disappointment. Though kept for months they did not show any inclination to lay, though it was in the spring of the year. They were finally disposed of to the butcher, those that did not die. Probably the only trouble with them was that they had been so roughly treated that they were not In shape to lay. They might have recovered in time, but that is doubtful. Not all South Water street men are brutal. We have known of birds purchased on that street proving very satisfactory. Recently a friend bought a dozen White Plymouth Jlocks, which WfcUt'to laying as soon as taken to the Three-fourths of the bread cast upon he waters returns because it has a iring tied to it. The ideal tvomnn is one whose jrrc* erved strawberries liola out until the resh strawberries get cheap. Female school-teachers in Kotte, _'a., are required to sign a pledge that during 1 their term of service they will not receive lover-like attentions from 'oung men. Hens are generally early risers. Be •eacly to feed tliern accord in ply. The debilitating drains and discharges which weaken so many women are caused by Catarrh of the distinctly feminine organs. The sufferer may call her trouble Leuchorrhoen, or Weakness, or Female Disease or some other name, but the real trouble is catarrh of the female organs and nothing else. Pe-m-na radically and permanently cures this and nil othei forms of Catarrh. It is a positive specific for female troubles caused by catarrh of the delicate lining of the organs peculiar to women. 11 always cures if used persistently. It ia prompt and certain. n,. Vtul. D« nn »«4Ai- GUAKANTKED ur. Kiy s Renovator to on™ u/spoiism, con- 8t.lpii.uon, llvor inn! kidney diseases, biliousness, liQuducliGS, etc. At (InigKlsts. 25o anil Jl.UU. For snlo In COLORADO uncl NEW M1SXIUO. Tha finest cllnmto on earth. i!00 tracts, nil sizes, from •ID to 60,000 acres; good water rlnutB. JOHN C. , Denver, Colorado, LKSTBB, Cooper Kentucky IIorgcH. I do know that most people at th North imagine that every horse in th whole state of Kentucky is a trot ting (race) animal, but this is an er roneous impression, for, really, th smallest horse Interests of that stat are embraced in the trotters, writes contributor to Ohio Farmer. But the coach, carriage, saddle and driving horses are leading financial factors there now, as well as in other sections. There are more horse buyers from everywhere in five miles of Kentucky turnpike territory than in any other similar space in any state of the Union, at almost any season of the year. The heavy harness horse does the farm work in Kentucky, just the same as ycur ordinary animal performs similar labor for you. But he sells for big prices often, while you realize small ones, at long removed intervals. Your opportunity lies in imitating him. Raise the horse for which there is a demand. There have been greai changes in the bluegrass state in the last tew years. Keep Horses' Mangers Clean,—Much dust and soiled food is apt to accumulate in the horse's manger, and as he is all the time breathing over it, the manger quickly becomes so offensive that much food is wasted. Much of this feed will, however, be eaten by cattle, as they will eat freely after horses. Even the horse excrement is not so offensive to them as to prevent them from picking out bits of hay mixed with it. But the horse has a more delicate taste than any other farm animal except a sheep. When cows pick over the piles of horse manure for the hay they are probably in need of salt, and are attracted by the saline taste of horse urine.—Ex. Live Stock Values.—The magnitude of the live stock interests in this cou.h- try is shown by the fact that the total value of farm animals on January 1, 1899, was $2,215,053,000. The highest point ever reached by this value was $2,507,050,000, in 1889. The depression in these values began in 1S92 and reached the lowest point of $1,860,420,000 in 1896, making a decline of fully 25 per cent. The upward tendency in values began in 1896 and has continued ever since until now 19 per cent of the 25 per cent of shrinkage has been recovered. This leaves G per cent of that shrinkage still to be recovered before the high-water mark of ten years ago will be reached.—Ex, I;ABASTINE is tho original and only durable wall coating, entirely different from all kal- gomines. Ready for use in white or twelve beautiful tints by adding cold water. AD1ES naturally prefer ALA- B-\STINK for walls and ceilings, because it is pure, clean, durable. Put up In dry powdered form, in five-pound packages, with full directions. L,L kalsomines are cheap, temporary preparations made from whiting, chalks, clays, etc., and stuck on walls with decaying animal Blue. ALABAS- TINE is not a kalsomine. I2WARE of the dealer Who says he can sell you the "same thing" as ALABASTINE or "something just as good,' Ho is either not posted or Is try- • ins to deceive you. NT) IN OFFERING something he has bought cheap and tries to sell on ALABASTINE'S demands, he may not realize tho damage you will suffer by a kalsomine on your walls. ; EN BIBLE dealers will not buy- a lawsuit. Dealers risk one by selling and consumers by using Infringement. Alabastine Co. own right to make wall coat- . Ing to mix with cold water. • HE INTERIOR WALLS Of every schoolhouse should be coated only with pure, durable ALABAST'INK. it safeguards Health. Hundreds of tons are used annually for this wora., N BUYING ALABASTINE, see that packages are properly labeled. Beware of largo tour- pound package light kalso- mine offered to customers aa a five-pound package. UISANCE of wall paper Is' Obviated by ALABASTINE. It can be used on plastered wails, wood ceilings, brick or canvas. A child can -brush It on. It does not rub or scale off, STABLISHEO in favor. Shun all imitations. Ask paint dealer or druggist for tint card, write for "Alabastine Era," free, to ALABASTINE CO., Grand Rapids, Michigan . - , Confining Ducks—Use wire netting 18 inches wide. Every six or eight feet nail a sharp pointed stake to the wire. The pointed end should extend down below the bottom edge of the wire, 10 or 12 laches. Such a fence is easily get, and when not wanted the stakes can be pulled out, and the wire and stakes can be pulled up and put aw$y for future use. The apple orchard or a. portion of it, }f m grass, will make a good place for the to build the pen trees, o» hat T&fi Annual Meeting German Baptists, (Dunkards,) Roanoke, Va. y May 23, ! 899. ONLY One Fare Round Trip VIA FOUR" TlokotB will be good going May 10, 19, Returnlug good until June 84, 1899. On« gtopover will be allowed on return trtw fubjeot to local resolution* of the llnoi ov?r wnivh ticket ;e»d«< For full information regarding tickets. time of trains, cau

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