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t ! i te,i DICK RODNEY; The Adventure of An Eton Boy»,» OlRANf* ._ '.^CHAPTER XXV,—(Continued.) - V&ti's over now,'-' said Tom Lam- .Dbiffne, as he grasped the tiller with hand, after carefully Wrapping a ,i blanket round poor Hlslop, who droop£ v ed beside him in the stern-sheets. 4 J "Which way shall We pull?" asked s Ihe bowman, as we paused Wltn our .'oars in the rowlocks. v '"It matters little, mates," cried Tom, In a loud voice, with his left hand at the side of his mouth, to send w^at he Said forward above the roar of the wind and sea. "We must be many hundred miles from Brazil, the nearest Iftld, and we can do nothing now but keep our boat alive- by baling and Steering till daybreak. Now, Master Hlslop," he added, lowering Ma voice, "how do you feel, sir?" "I feel that I am quite in year way, my lads—a useless hand aboard, to Consume your food and water," replied Hislop, faintly. "Why, sir," said Probart, the stroke > oarsman, "you don't think we could • /-have left you to burn in that poor old '-I brig?" ', , "No, not exactly; still I am of no ,'nse to you, and I feel—" •",<> "What, sir, what?" asked Tom, anx- "Heart sick and despairing," moan'«d Hislop, letting his chin drop on ^hls breast. ' "Don't talk so, sir," said Lambourne, stoutly; "despair never found a place In the heart of a British sailor." ' "You are right, Tom; and perhaps ' I'll gather headway and get to windward yet." „ "Of course you will'," replied Tom, cheerfully; "but here's a sea coming— together, lads, pull together!" Despair might well have found a place in all our breasts at that awful crisis; but Tom's bluff and cheerful way prevented our hearts from sinking, though the hours of that awful night seemed dark and long. Well, without compass, chart, or quadrant, there we were, ten in number, in an open boat, tossing upon a -•dark and stormy sea, enveloped in clouds, with the red lightning gleam- Ing through their ragged openings, or at the far and flat horizon—Ignorant of where we were, where to steer for, or what to do, and full of terrible anticipations for the future! We were silent and sleepless. My heart was full of horror, grief and vague alarm, when- I thought of my home—the quiet, the happy and peaceful old rectory, with all who loved me there, and whom I might never see again. The-hot tears 'that started to my eyes mingled with the cold spray that drenched my cheeks, and there seemed but one consolation for me, that my father, my affectionate mother and sister's, dear Dot and little Sybil, could never know how I perished by hunger or drowning, if such were to be my fate. All the stories I had heard or read i- of ship-wrecked men—their sufferings, .their endurance of gnawing hunger and burning thirst, their cannibalism, their mortal struggles with their dearest friends for the last morsel of food, for the last drop of water, and how the weak perished that the strong might live—crowded upon my memory to augment the real terrors of our Tom Lambourne steered; the sea was smooth, the wind light, and In Otif favor; so ere long the mast was shipped and a sail hoisted to lessen the labor of the rowers. We were anxious for the dense bank 6f purple cloud to cleaf away, that we might have a more extensive view of the horizon, and perhaps discover a sail, but the envious va»»or seemed to darken and to roll before us, or rather before the wind Wat boro us aft after it .•••"•.•••• ' ' ' :, About midday, when we were pausing on our oars, breathless and panting with heat, drenched With perspiration, which ran into our eyes and trickled down our breasts, and when visions of Ice-water and bitter beer came tantallzingly to memory—for sea and sky were equally hot, as the former seemed to welter and become oily under the blaze of the latter—a sharp- winged bird that skimmed past us suddenly caught the hollow eye of Hislop, who, I thought, Was sleeping. "Do you see that bird, Tom?" he exclaimed, half starting up from the stern-sheets; "It is a man-of-war bird!" . "What then, sir?" "We must be near land," replied the mate. "Land!" reiterated every one in the boat, their voices expressing joy,.sur- sured us that this wfts Imto^lbl*. It the first place, by tha pttBlttott 6f th* sUft, he could Bee that w« W* ndt &' f&r South as the parallel of Pdrt San' Giorgio on the Brazilian Shore, and Ifi the Second, the existence of such an island was doubted, "Coil It be Trinldikd taWnd—tffiltan da Cunha, of- the Rooks of Martltt Vafc?" asked Toto Lainbotirne. "tf the latter," replied Hlslop, "we should now be 10 south latitude 20 deg. 2? tain., but this land in no way an^- swers to the aspect of the Martin Vaz Rocks/' "Did y<*i ever see them, sir?" asked several, "No; but they are described by La Perrotise' as appearing 4ike five distinct headlands." After pausing and pondering for w moment, he suddenly added, with confidence. "It Is the Island of AlphofiSo de Albuquerque!" "How do you kfcow?" I inquired. "By the appearance of that cliff, and the mountain InlaKud." •You have been here before?" asked Probart, "Never; but t know it to be Alphoneo. by that cliff on the north, and the mountain, too, which were particularly described In a Spanish book I lost in the Eugenie. The mountain is a peak which the author says resembles—did any of you ever see a place like it before?" "It is as like Tenny Reef from the port of Santa Cruz as one egg Is like another!" exclaimed Tom Lambourne. "Exactly, Tom, that is what the Spanish author likens it to, though he doesn't use the simile. SO if it is the island of Alphon'so, we are now somewhere in south latitude 37 deg. 6 min., and west longitude 12 deg. 2 min. Pull southward, my lads, the shore opens a bit beyond that headland. We shall find a smooth beach probably within that bight yonder." "Anyway we're not in pilot's water," added Tom, laughing; "give way, NOTES Of MAttERS VOTEE§ At tr. International t>**H»t* f N. 0, A. Will Not Be Recognized, to hurry, as the chinch will close t* Jut? 26. fhef <5antot Mil tffctft !sst min'fltg sftd then to be f mTSfedlalety The ftatiefiai Congress, UU So suddenly , had this final catastrophe come upon us that we had considerable difficulty in assuring ourselves' of its reality, and that it was not p dream—-a dream, alas! from which there might be no awakening. So hour after hour passed darkly, slowly, and silently on. The turbulence of the wind and* •waves abated, the lightning passed away, the scud ceased to whirl, the •vapors were, divided in heaven, and a light that stole tremulously up ward from thjel horizon served to indicate the east and the dawn of the coming day. CHAPTER XXVI. Discover Land. The following are the names of those who escaped with me in the longboat: ~ Marc Hislop, mate. Thomas Lambourne, second mate. Francis Probart, carpenter. John Thomas Burnett, ship's cook. Edward Carlton. Henry Warren, Hugh Chute. - Matthew HipkJn; William Wilkins, usually 1 called • "Boy Bill," As, the morning light came in there fpp'feared to thYsoijthwestward a vast ,' hank of mist or cloud, which shrouded half the sky' and. assumed a variety p,f beautiful tints when the rieiug sun ••fftone on it—yellow .and saffron; deep- prise or incredulity. "Is it Brazil?" asked Tattooed Tom, with amazement in his singular face. "I do not think so," said Hislop, passing a hand wearily and reflectively over his pale forehead. "Brazil—It is Impossible, by the last reckoning I made before that Spaniard wounded me. But Heaven only knows where we may have drifted to since then!" "The wind and currents may have taken us many hundred miles from where the last observation was made," added Carlton. "But I am convinced that we are near land—look at the sea-wrack that passes us now; and we must be out of the track of the Gulf-weed," continued the mate, with confidence. "And may I never see the Nore again if that ain't land now, looming right ahead through the fog-bank!" exclaimed,Tom, starting up and shad- Ing his eyes from the sun with both hands, as he peered Intently westward. As the reader may Imagine, we all gazed anxiously enough In the direction Indicated by the old seaman, and a swell of rapture rose in the breasts of all when something in the form of a headland or bluff could be distinctly seen right ahead, bearing due west, about seven miles distant,, standing out from the bank of vapor, or loom- Ing like a darker shadow within It. This appearance never changed in outline, but remained stationary, and every moment became more defined and confirmed. Exclamations of joy now broke from us, and we congratulated each other on making the land so soon and so unexpectedly, without enduring the miseries Which so frequently fall to the lot of those who are cast away, as we were, in an open boat, at sea. "But what land is it?" was the general Inquiry. Another allowance of grog was served round; the oars were again shipped, we bent our backs and breasts sturdily to the task, and at every stroke almost lifted the boat clean out of the shining water in our eagerness to reach this suddenly discovered shore. This had such an effect upon Marc Hislop that, though weak and'sinking as he had been, he begged that he might be allowed to steer the boat a little way, while Tom Lambourne kept a bright lookout ahead, to .watch for any ripple or surf that might Indicate the locality of a treacherous coral reef, as such might prove dangerous to a large and heavily laden craft like ours. With every" stroke of the bending oars the land seemed to rise higher and more high. • Ere long we could make out its form clearly. It was bold, rocky and mountainous, and-as the- mist dispersed or' rose upward Into mid air, we could see the dark brown of the bluff, and some trees of strange aspect, with drooping foliage on its summit, were clearly defined, as they stood between us and the blue sky beyond. We soon made out distinctly that it was a large island. The shore was somewhat level to the northeast/and In the center towered an almost perpendicular mountain of vast height, the sides of which seemed covered with furze, gorse and brushwood. Elsewhere its dusky and copper-col^ ored rocks started sheer out of the sea, whose waters formed a zone of snow-white surf around their base. mates—stretch out." We pulled with a hearty will, and ere long were close in shore—so close that our larboard oars seemed almost to touch the mighty rocks which rose sheer from the sea, like mighty cyclopean walls, but covered with the greenest moss; they overhung and overshadowed the dark, deep water that washed their base, and as they shielded us from'the fierce noonday heat of tne sun, we found the partial coolness reireshing and delightful. As Hislop'had foreseen, on rounding the bluff, the shore receded Inward, and through a line of white surf, like that which boils over the bar at a river's mouth, we dashed into a beautiful little bay, the sandy beach of which waa shaded by groves of bright green trees. Still we saw no trace of inhabitants; but selecting a small creek, which was almost concealed by trees that grew, like mangroves, close to the edge of the water, we ran our boat in, moored her securely, where none were likely to find her save ourselves, and then all save Hlslop and Billy the cabin boy, who remained to attend him, we went on an exploring expedition in search of natives or whatever might turn up next. (To be continued.) i. A. \t-. ill f OTirlngr AfcSbnlatton. Cable advices from President itee- nan of the League of American Wheelmen state that at the meeting of the International Tourists' association, held in Loridon, the association Was properly organized, With the L. A. W. as an affiliated member. The countries represented and which are now on the membership roll are the United States, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Italy, Norway ahd Sweden. It is agreed between the national organizations which go to make up the international association that members of any of them are entitled to ail the privileges of a resident member in any one Of the others. This privilege is to be extended to tourists awheel, and will Include the same benefits as are derived from a national organization such as the League of American Wheelmen. Many of the European countries allow members of cycling organizations to dross the borders without payment of duty, providing they show their membership cards. This arrangment Js similar to that which exists between the Canadian customs, authorities and the League of American Wheelmeh.where- by a member of the L. A. W. can cross into Canada without paying duty. The International Touring association will endeavor to make this universal for 1 the individual members of all the national organizations, so that the simple showing of a membership card will be sufficient for a tour through Europe without having to pay any duty whatever. This is a privilege which will be appreciated by American wheelmen, particularly next year during the Paris exposition. greatest drgattifcattdn oi agftioultiiflsts ifl this etftintfy, has di&lded to ha? d a good fdads department Ifl ttfi.next cM* ventian, and, what is mere, the p l ro» gfamme for It has been turned over to wheelmen to arrange, Otto Defnef, Chairman of the highway Improvement Committee of the League of American Wheelmen, has accepted the invitation td prepare this feature of the coa* vention. The congress has gotte even further and requested President tfee- nan td preside over the affair. No longer than five years ago the farmers and wheelmen were . universally counted as the strongest enemies on the question of road improvement, but the farmers did not see the practical side of the movement then. They thought that it was but a plan of the Wheelmen to get better roads for cycling. Such was undoubtedly the case, but in accomplishing this selfish purpose the wheelmen have given the most practical demonstrations that Improved stone roads are a measure of economy to every farmer. The action of the farmers' congress would indicate that but ih nuBtiai. thing else, Md there * _ 1 _ [L Jj-| J J * | | •-.,'- .-*~t*^*^aA— -a— a- i _i The lonest d&*S ar% those 1ft w1il«ll w« liav e U»e least td do. to rtejt&ii df heiKtu fofMef Sefoes Look tut for ihejtoott, the fdtitiifaof fife, the Actual isubstatitet keep Ih&l use of Hoofs Uh «a>/ff be iht to get only Mood's, because STORYETtfeS. Weeping at the Theater. "There's just this about crying at the theater,'- said the average woman. "You'll cry if you're in the mood for It and you won't If you're not—no matter how harrowing or nonharrowing the play may be. Like most average women, I rarely cry, either at the 1 theater or anywhere, but I long ago discovered that it depends entirely! upon my mood at the time. I once went to a genuine comedy and found the tears filling my eyes just because I happened to be blue at the time, and I've been at many a play with all the women around me mopping their eyes and drying their pocket-handkerchiefs on their fans, while I—being for some reason or other uplifted—sat there dry-eyed, almost smiling. No matter what my mood, however, the thing sure to keep me from weeping at the theater is any emotional display on the part of her who is with me. I can attend the weeplest kind of a play unmoved with my sister, for she starts in away ahead of time, making me fe'el more like laughing than crying, and then when the true lachrymose opportunity arrives it finds me pathos-proof.' This is the only way by which I may, make myself immune from weeping ati theaters upon all occasions."—Phil? delphia Times. - 'Major Taylor Wanted nt Montreal. The leaders of "outlaw" cycle racing have been trying to make the riders and public-believe that their organization would be recognized next month by the International Cyclists' association, the governing body of all cycle racing. Vhat this is not true Is shown by recent developments. "It Is nothing-but misrepresentation for anyone to longer hold out to the racing men under Suspension any hope of their being able to race In the world's championships at Montreal, save and except as nominees of the L. A. W.," Is the positive statement made by H. B. Donly, secretary of the Canadian Wheelmen's association, in a letter to Fred Gerlach, chairman of the racing board of the League of American Wheelmen. If the outlaws are looking for a decision in this matter, this should settle it. The lingering hope they have been fondling that the Canadians would have to relent before their meet and recognize the "out : laws" is thus dealt a blow from which it cannot recover. . "Give us 'Major' Taylor and we can run. the meet without any of the other American professionals," said Mr. Donly recently. "I consider him the best attraction we could secure, and with Ihlni as an American representative I 'do not fear that our chanpionshlps will not be representative," . And if anything more is needed to settle the question, the following quotation from a' letter to Mr, Donly from Henry Sturmey, secretary of the International Cyclists', association.should clirich the matter: , : "I do not know who was responsible for pending out the information you OTTO DORNER. the work of conversion has been complete. Wheelmen and farmers alike should be congratulated upon the changed condition of affairs. The harmonizing of the two classes will, in time work a great Industrial change in this country by the Improvement of the common roads, the feeders to tho railroad systems. In preparing the programme, Mr. Dorner will request Highway Commissioner Budd of New Jersey, one of the greatest authorities in this country on road building, and several New York and Massachusetts men, to make addresses. In all of these states the. "state aid" system of road building has been tried, and the time of the convention will be given principally to this feature of road improvement work. The convention will meet in Boston in October, and President Keenan has accepted the Invitation to preside. blue lta ,: 'I "masses changed in the contrary cur'" '" Steals of air: while,to the eastward, in $ 4JMI quarter of the svuj's ascension, th§ •'•-'—*'— ocean shone af ,Jf cqrvered with n>iR- equal wa$ JRQW gwyed.-r9u.n4 Ifl 'tfee JejMfoern ,cgyey PW gnjty OAJP,' p . We beaded the boat to the north'- eas't, where the shore seemed more approachable, and as we pulled along it, but keeping fully three miles 9ff, we saw high crags, deep ravines,' shady woods and dells in the interior, though no appearance pf houses, of wigwams, or pf inhabitants, Many speculations were now' ven* tured as t° what island th}s might' The "J5ye" of an Awfol StOTm- The observations of Captain Carpenter, of the Royal Navy, show that th* hurricane which destroyed more than 1 17,000 houses and hundreds of lives in the islands of Barbados and St. Vincent last September bad a calm "eye" at its center four miles in diameter'. The phenomenon of a central qalm at the core of a whirling storm Js characteristic of the West Indian hurricanes,: The diameter of the storm center, including the circling winds that enclosed the eye, was about thirty-five! miles during the period of greatest destruction. After the hurricane passed St. Vincent, the storm center enlarge^ to a diameter of 170 miles. "May it net be land that has never beforg b,e,ea discovered?" I suggested, wit,h a glc.w pf pleasure,-in tfeo The Special Delivery Letters. A special delivery stamp crowns &a ( ordinary letter and insures it 'royal care. It travels first-class; the clerks pass it rapidly on its way; on reaching, its 'destination all schedules are disregarded; it is honored, by being sent by a special mess.engej% This service was begun to 1886; in 1$98 the nnnjbey pf these stamps I8e\ie4 WftS QYW 5,999,- greatest numbe.^ about 693,000. The DONLY, tell me about, but it anything has been stated in the American papers about a mall vote to be taken after July 1 it is 'entirely wrong. I fancy it must have emanated from the Paris gentleman who appeared before the meeting in behalf of the N. C. A. So far as the International Association is concerned no official report was issued. It was decided at the meeting that each delegate could send what he liked to the journals of his, own country, but you cajj take it from me that not only was a mall vote not arranged for, but the meeting was most clear, instant and positive, and practically refused to discuss the question of the N, C, A. reoog-. nition at all. It is perfectly clear that no recognition of the N. C. A. can take place under any circumstances except by the absolute and complete defeat o' the k. A. W. by U." The men nuw under suspension will have to be up aad moving if they wish to, ride ia the world's chajnpionsh.ipjs. Chairman Qerlach has decided that he nominate no one who bus not noted in at least three national raW « the suspeBflea kfti tp go to Ofipdft Iilnton ComliiR to America. According to Teddy Edwards, Tom Llnton will certainly come to this country in July and has delegated Edwards to look for match races for him. The great Welshman is now go- Ing faster than ever, following his own petroleum machine at world's record gait at any time, and is anxious to enter for the middle distance world championship at Montreal. He has written to Batchelder asking if the International Cycling association will recognize the N. C. A., and has been referred to the I, C. A. authorities in his own country, Edwards also says that the-Jallu brothers are now making their fortune manufacturing petroleum pacing and road machines, but are doing no riding themselves. The Pare des Princes track has barred :all other forms of motor cycles but the petroleum, as they are the only kind that have not been found unreliable, .• In one of his recent races on that track Llnton had a safe lead and asked Edwards to dicker with the track people on a price for breaking the record. The track owners would not come up and Linton went ahead and finished slow, winning the race, but not in record time. He is now arranging to go for thirty-five miles in the hour, Max O'Reil relates that while he was teaching in an English school » lady wrote to the head-master: "DEAfc 8m: It Is our intention to place our boy under your care, but before doing so we would like to know what the social standard of yom* school Is." To which the head*master replied! "DisAB MADAM: So long as your boy behaves well and his fees, are paid reeularly, no inquiry will be made about hi*, antecedents." In spite of the humor in bis poems, , John Q. Saxe was extremely sensitive , to being made fun of, as Richard Hen» , ry'6tbd<1ard discovered. The two Wet one'day in Broadway and the old poet was" feeling in a particularly good humor. "My son," he explained, "Is ' doing' better than I expected. He is making a great success." "How? ' Stoddard aslced. "He has started a lumber yard up in Albany, 1 ' Saxe replied. "All out of his own liead?" the younger mati aslted, and Saxe imnie- , diately left him in a huff. One evening at a social function where Savasate was among the guests, a young violinist had the bad taste to play one of Sarasate's compositions ^ with variations of his own creation. The latter were inappropriate and inartistic, and jarred upon the ears of all. The performer ended his work and made his way to Sarnsate, doubts less expecting a word of recognition or praise. Sarasate said nothing, and the player finally asked: "I hope you recognize,that piece?" "Certainly," Sarnsate promptly replied; ''it was apiece of impudence." A wildly turbulent peasant was once a witness in a trial before Chief Baron O'Grady. The counsel, after pestering him for some time, put a question to him which reflected on the witness's character. "If you ax' me that again I'll give ye a kick in the gobr'wasthe answer. The counsel appealed to the court, seating that an answer wasnect essary to his client's case, encliutr up with the query: "What would your lordship advise me to do?" "If you are resolved to repeat the question," replied the court, "I'd advise you to move a little fro.m the witness." The Plane for! Your Daughters St. Mary's Academy at Notre Dam«v Indiana, ranks first among the educational institutions for girls. Young women from all parts of the United States are found in Its classes. Th* faculty have just issued a catalogue that contains much valuable data, Parents desirous of sending their Work of Ei. A. W, Consulates. The plan adopted by the L. A. W. of organizing local consulates of the organization in each city and town is proving fully as practicable as was expected by its originators. Many small towns are finding it particularly advantageous, in that it brings the benefits of the L. A. W. directly home to them. In many instances these local consulates embrace others than the wheelmen who are interested in local improvements, and by working together with other classes the wheelmen are meeting with success in the building of roads and side paths and In securing equitable laws. Some BUQh plan was needed to bring the thousands of wheelmen in all parts of the country more in sympathy with th,eir national and state organizations, and by feeling a direct benefit, the nienv bership wUl be enlarged and the work daughters to the best institution should send for this catalogue before deciding on sending them elsewhere. It i* under the supervision of the Siatera of the Holy Cross and is located ati Notre Dame, far from the excltement| of even village life, and right among the beautiful scenes of the Creator'!' handiwork. I She Wa» Fortunate. Mrs. Gadabout—That Mrs. Hard* head next door doesn't seem to have many friends. Hostess (wearily)—N-no. I wonder how she manages it? SAUVE FREE FOR PILES. 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