Denton Journal from Denton, Maryland on April 16, 1898 · Page 1
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1845. A Family Newspaper:--Devoted to Local and General Intelligence, Agriculture and Advertising.--Independent on all Subjects.--Subscription, One Dollar per Annum, in Advance* 1898. VOL. 52, , .A.:E:R/r:Li is, IsTO, 26, A ill/ u m v u i i uviiii niu vi iimu.iiiHiiW) Home Office, N. "W. Cor. Charles Lexington Sts., RESOURCES, Jutje 29, 1895. Paid-up Capital .......................................... 5750,00000 Surplus...... ................................................ M 1,000 00 Reserve Requirement and Undivided Profit*, 2£ ',161 uO £1,337,767 80 THE OLDEST AND STRONGEST SURETY COMPANY IN THE SOU7 *1. Becomes surely on bonds of Executors, Administrators, and in all undertakings iii Judicial Proceedings. Does nothing to conflict with the business of lawyers. Accepted by the United States Government as sole surety on bonds of every clc- 80 Becomes surety on bonds of Sheriffs, Kegisters of Wills. Clerks of Courts, Collectors and other officials of States, Cities ami Counties. Also on bonds of contractors and employes of Banks, Mercantile Houses, Kailrond, Express and Telegraph Companies, and on those of 0 Ulcers of Fraternal Organizations. ,,_,,,,,, HERMAN E. BOS LEE, EDWIN SECRETARY AND TKKASUKKR. ' For Full Particulars Apply to DEWIIESE ATTORN EYS-AT-L AW. -. - - DESTON. MARYLAND. TUNIS' MILLS, TALBOT COUNTY, MD,, -MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OF- Lumber and Building Material. Shipments made direct by vessel- to all points on navigable water, to inland points by rail. ' 'Saw.Money by Purchasing Direct from Manolactarers, North Carolina Pine, Our Specialty! WE DEFY COMPETITION IN CYPRESS SH1SGLES. Saw Mill Daily Capacity, 20,000 ieet. Plaining Mill Daily Capacity, 40,000 feet. STATE AGENTS FOR ni Correspondence solicited. Orders promptly filled. FARMERS! LooK to Your Interest agd Get Our Prices Before mm Who Are Prepared to Pay Fullest Market Value on Delivery. £ H. aOLT, WYE STATION, QUEEN ANNE'S E, B, W. H. DENNY, WYE STATION,- ' " S. N, SMITH, WILLOUGHBY,- EUGENE LYNCH, DOWNES, W, H, ANDERSON, DENTON, H. 0. HOBB3 ,HOBBS, . W- R, PETERS, HIOKMAN, W, S, LORD, GREENWOOD, C. BURTON, MILTON, E, W, IBaRAM, LEWES, ( C c c iL c c c c c ' c c n C l (t ( C r^- Telephone Connections WithQueenstown, Sacks Furnished, . IILLIAH M. COW!, W pmiST(m, MB. I Ja ll HOPPS CO., BALTllOllE. IB. HOUSE UHLER, --DEALERS IN-- ., SEASONED PINE (ORIGINAL GROWTH) Frarning Sawed to Correct Sizes; Shingles; Laths; Flooring; ' ''' · Siding; Lime; Hair; Cement, Etc, AT OUR COAL YARD, AT THE RAILROAD STATION, -- . , * J » ' Will be kept on hand a supply of First-Class Morea' Stove Coal. It is the best! Farmers are informed that we furnish Kerr Bros.' Wrightsville "Land Lime. Now is the time to "-give yonr order. Satisfaction guaranteed. FOFTTHE NEXT-SIXTY DAYS : I will have a large line of both GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES ; i v y; . AT ^ALL PRICES, FROM $3-00: UP. ^ ^Persons having watches in need of repair will do ·well to call on me. , ^^ ·.:-··:".'; ; . - - ' - ' T. TZT. QUEEN ANNE'S RAILROAD CO, SCiri-I)Ur,l : , IN 1CHKICCT MAR. 16, 18')S. Eastward. |BALTQ.FERRY| Westward. Loav. Leave. P. Jl, A. SI. 3 IS Arrv. P. M. '530 Arrive . AI. S 15 BALTIMORE QUEKNST'N. Arrive A. M. 1050 Leave. A. M. 8 20; Arrv. P.M. 'J 15 Lcnv. P. M. C 4 5 Railroad Division. icav, Leave P.M. A. M. C I S f 6 2 1 f 0 2 8 6 3 4 \6 43 645 C 4 7 C 5 2 C55 701 711 710 7 2 3 7 2 7 fsi 741 f 744 7 4 7 755 f S O J 810 '8 821 f S 2 5 830 845 f S 5 3 902 911 9 2 1 9 23 9 2 0 0 32 f 9 3 6 945 1002 1012 f!017 f 1023 111033 f ! 0 4 J f ! 0 4 8 no 5i e l l 15 f l 1 24 11 30 38 11 41 f 1145 I I 50 Iff ( 11 P. M. A. il. STATIONS. Qiiccnstown Hloomingdulc Wyc'JLills ^Villonghby D 0 .June. Queen Anne Hillsboro Dow nes TucUnhoe DC n ton Hobbs Ilickmnii Adnmsville. Bliiiiclmrd Greenwood Owons Bnnning Deputy Ellen dale Wolfe Jlilton "Whitcsboro, Drawbridge. Burton, Lowes. Arrive A. M. 8 04 f 7 57 f 7 48 f 7 40 A 729 7 2 7 f 7 2 5 7 2 1 f 7 19 7 12 701 054 f G f 6 40 B 4 0 f 632 f G 2 S f C 2 4 018 f 6 0 0 0 0 0 f 5 2 f54!) f 5 45 5 40 A. M. P. M. Arrv. P.M. 650 f 4 1 632 625 5 15 5 13 511 5 0 0 f 5 0 3 4 55 4 4 0 4 2 9 23 f 4 l 8 10 f 3 5 7 f 3 53 f 3 4 9 343 f 3 30 320 f 3 12 309 f 3 05 300 50 f 4 CCXNUECTIONS. 'A" connects ill D. G. Junction for oiiits on the Delaware Cliesnpcnke inil \viiy. '·li" connects at Greenwood with Dolu- wnre Division of the Pliilndclpliin, WiU niingtun Italtimoro Kiiilroiicl FOll Sen- brd, Delmnr, Salisbury, mid points soutli. "O" connects ul Ellemlnle with tliu Del- wnre, JMnr.yluiul, Virginia Kuilrofld FOll Georgetown. "E" connects nt Greenwood with the Delaware Division of the Fliilndclpliin, . Bultimorc Railroad. I. W. TKOXKU 0. C. WALLBB, Gen. Manager. Gen. IVt Puss. Agt. DELAWARE CHESAPEAKE Uuil. Fat. Mnil. Pas. \. M. P. M. A. M. P. M. 45 140 Oxford, 1153 7-17 55 1 50 Trappo, 11 42 7 37 08 2 0 7 Easton, 1124 720 18 217 Chnpel, 1112 708 24 2 2 4 Oordovn, 1104 702 31 233 Queen A n n e , 105-1 055 42 2 4 3 Ridg-elj\ 1044 6 4G 62 2 5 4 Greensboro 1034 6 3G 503 3 0 4 Goldsboro, 1024 "02(1 10 311 Henderson, 101C 619 17 318 " Marydel, 1008 6 ]2 23 324 Slaughters, 1000 COO 3 20 3 27 Hartley, 9 57 C 04 30 3 37 Kenton, 9 48 6 56 46 3 40 ·- Clayton 9 38 5 47 .\I. 1'. St. A. M.' P. M. Connect nt Clay ton with Delaware Divis- on of P. W. B. R. R. H. F. KENNEY, General Sup't. . B. HUTCHISSOX, General Manager. R. L. HOLLIDAY. Superintendent. Chester River Steamboat Goip'j Fall and Winter Schedule. Jpginning November 1st, 1897, tlie stonin- jr Emma A. Ford, will leave Chester- own nt 8 n. m., Monday, "Wednesday find Friday, stopping at llolph's, Ujoker's, Quaker Neck, Bogle's, Qncenstown and Kent Island. · Leave Baltimore 10.30 a. in., Tuesday, Thursday niidSatnrdny for same landings. Steamer Gratitude will leave Centre- vino 8 a. in., Tuesday, Thursday nnd Satuiday, stopping nt the bindings on 3orsicn river, Jackson's Creek nnd Rock rlall. Lcnve Baltimore 10.30 a. in., Monday, "Wednesday nnd Friday for the sumo "iiiidings." 8Q? I tJpoi;ml trip to Rock Hnll mid re- aim on Snturdny's only. Leave Balti- norc 3 p. m., Lcnvc Rock 5.15 p. m. GKO. "WARFIKI.D, President, J. E. TAYLOU, General Agent Is yonr Home, Furniture, Grain, Live · Stock, or other Property tar- ed Against Loss by FIRE OR LIGHTNING P If not, if you will apply lo one of the Agents otthe OF DOVER, DEL. you cnn obtain insurance at low rates. The Com puny UAIutunl, nnd you will only pay what the insurance costs, us any amount in EicessofCost Wiilte Returned in Mends or at termination of policy. WM. DENNY, Secretary. R. PLUMMER, Agent, Greensboro. J. B. FLETCHER. " Preston. TO THE PUBLIC! I dosiro to inform my friends of Dcnton nnd the public roundabout that I will be at the store of STEWART BROS., in DEHTOH EVERY TUESDAY, where I will be prepared to take orders for all If Slide of JEWELRY and to make repairs. ^.11 work will receive prompt nttcn- tion, small repairs being made before leaving town. Orders left with Stewnrt Bros, will be cnrc- fnlly attended to. I ' t h n n k yon for pest favors, and hopo to receive a continuance of them. MOSES THE JEWELER. With the Additional Floor and Shelf Space Our customers can more easily make an examination of . t h e Spring Goods which arc bcinij; X-eceivcd utmost daily. In the Dry Goods Department Some line Dress Goods are now shown, niid many styles of cheaper fabrics arc in stock. Motions and Ladies and Gentlemen's Underwear, More shclf-spnce thnn ever before is occupied with Shoes, the stock being varied; nil scleet.C'1 with cure, mid the price? will strike you ns surprisingly low. Kccent wholesale purchases also include much that, is dcfirnblc in the line of Carpets, Mattings, c, Here are 60 rolls of in at line, and it is going at 10 to 25 cents per ynrd. Handsome Ingrain Carpets now sell at 27; 30 niul 40 cents per ynrd. "Workiiijrmen will Imcl lioru .n heavy stock of Farm ClotheSj. which will nt cncc attrnct Ilicir attention. The figures soil them. quickly. J,H. NICHOLSON, DBNTON BRIDGE. RARER i Wall Paper, We Inivo just rceeivcrl ft new l i n e of Will! Pupoi- -- nil hew Spring Styles -- which we nre offering nt Bottom Prices. ~\Vc would be plensotl to show anyone our styles nnd prices. T for Paper when you can get ns good vnlno in your own town? We have also received this week a line line of LADIES' FINE SHOES Wo stake our reputation on these Shoes, ns all of them bctir our name. We would be pleased to hnve you call nnd examine them. We claim to lend in Notions and Gents' Furnishings, Come in nnd look over our stock. R.AVCOLLUSS MAIN STREET, DENTON, MARYLAND, Our Windows.] Carpets, Straw Mattings, Rugs, Oil Cloths, A N D FURNITURE Headquarters for Driro-vrcll 'Miitorinl, Plows, Wheelwright and Blacksmith Supplies, Building Hardware; Carriage, TVngmi, Cart and 1'low Harness, Paints and Oils, Tinware, Harness and Shoe Leather, "Washing Machines,'Belt Lacing, and Steam Packing. TWELVE mtis FILLSD WITH I hnve a large stock of Barbed Wire Cubic Wire Buckthorn and Ribbon Fencing, Poultry Netting, c. TILGHMAN HARVEY, Burrsvillc, Md. P8SG£8S.86-HaDOIU No. OSS. Brass Trimmefl White En- aiiK-li-d ]i"(!se-il, m.itlo jri n+,48, 42and ."(Jine'ii \VMili-!-- lenptli 75 Inches. It has o -c-incli pillivs, two inch bnsa vilsos r.n 1 c;i ps. Tliis bed retails at from to . liny "t tlic maker anfl save tho roicl- (ll^rna .'s proIU". Our Catalogues arc mailed for tlio tiskirif.'. Complete lines of Furniture, Draperies, Crockery, Pictures, Mirrors, Ktoves, fiefrlccra- tors, Baoy Cim-iiiijcg, Lamps, Bedding, otc., nro c uitaiin d In these boohs. Our Lithographed Curiict Catalogue showing all (joods in luiid-painted colors Is al-"fi-pc: if Carpet samples are wanted ^.ail us fe. in stumps. Drop a postal at once lo llionioMoy-savers and remember Unit we jmy freight thin niiMatti ott pttrchr.ttPHofVarpcts, fl.uco .4'tivtniciq, I'ortlers ana KMKS amounting? to $9 ami over. lines Son BAH/TIMORB, MD. PLEA3E MENTION 7H13 PAPER. FXDX'S AUCTIONMLES! Th Greatest, Fairest and Largest Horse- Dealers that Maryland Has Ever Known Are M. FOX SONS. We sijll more holies arid CRII SHOW YOU MORE HORSES thmi you cim liud in any stable in the Stnte. DOM'T MISS OUR AUCTION SALES! You w i l l wonder lio\v clican we sell horses. Every horse oll'crcd is Sold for What Is Bid, A n d j-iju CUM tiiUe them homo, and if misrepresented ship tlifin back nnd get your money buck. THE LARGEST HOUSE DEALERS IN - MARYLAND. M. FOX SONS, A U C T 1 0 X K K K S ASD 1'KOl'KIKTORS, 315-320-322 NORTH ST., IBaltim.ore, lUIrceler Transportation Line DAILY STEAMERS FOR Great Choptank, Trappe aori Rivers. On and after January 1st, 1897, steamers will leave Pier 5 Light Street W h n r f daily except Sundays at 7 p. in., for Oxford, Trappe, Cambridge, Chnncollor's, Secretary, Clark's, Choptank, Lloyd's, Dover Bridge, Kingston, MuCnrty's, Gmi- oy's, Tocld's. UowncV, Towers', Williston, Tnckiilioc Bridge, IJucse's, Coward's, Cov- oy's, llillsboro aiid Queen Anne. Arriving at Oxford the following morning in time for coiinei/Uon with the Delaware Chesapeake Jt. 11., and nt Cnm- briclgc with the Cambridge Seaford It. R. Returning will leave Hillsboro, .Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays mid Fridays nt-10 a. in.; Covey's 10.30; Coward's 11; Williston 1 p. in.; Guney's 1.30; McCi-.vty's 2; Kingston 2.13; Dover llrid-re 2.30;' Jlodford's (Choptniik) 4; Clark's 4.If,; Cambridge 7; Trappe 8.30 and Oxford 10. slopping nt. intermediate landings, arriving in Unltinioi'c curly the following morn ings. Steamer leaves Hillsboro Sundays at 0 a. in.; Coward's, 7 a. m.; "Williston, 8 a. in.; Bedford's (Choptaiik) 10.30a. m.jCnni- bridgu 12.SO; Trappo 1.45 p. m.; Oxford 3 p. in., arriving in Baltimore at 8.30 p. m. Sundays. Prcight received until 0 p. in. duily for nil bindings. ^ " K. K. \VHKJiLKB, Agent, Pier 5 Light St., Baltimore. JJ. 15. C O H K K , Ai;oiit at Williston. The Steamer Greensboro (CAI-T. D. S. BKOCKWA.Y, MASTER,) Will ply between GltEENSBOllOUGH · nnd J5ALTIMOKE Weekly, touching nt nil landings between Grecnsbor- ough and Dcuton, On and ufter July -I, steamor will leave for Baltinu.rc cvorv Monday · P K K I G I I T S M O D E R A T E , CAPACITY AMPLE The patronage of our merchants and farmei s solicited that this lino rnny be made n success. Full information by inquiring of G K O I J G E V. DILL, AGENT, D . S B UO C K W AY . M.ASTKR, Greensborough, Jfd. Or 11A RKY A. HOE, AGENT, Dcnton, ltd. a r;(! s?riiiinries til ways ready to receive fjrain. NOW I S T H A N E 7 I M E REED'S TO GET BAKGAIM5 IN IS THE PLACE HARNESS! S TATEMENT OF THE PENNSYL- vnnia Fire Insurance Co.. of Pliilix- (lelphin, PH., to December 31, 18D7: Capita! S 400,000.00 Total Admitted Assets 4,992,130.00 short notice. Total Liabilities 2.803,930.00 Not Surplus 2,209,26J.OO If iii need of anything in my lino it will be to yonr advantage to exnminc what I have to show before purchasing elsewhere. My stock includes Dusters^ Sheets, Fly Nets, Ear Tips, Whips, Harness as low as $7, Iliiiid-inade Harness. to order. Collars, Bridles, Axle and Harness Oil, W h i p Sockets, Pads of nil kinds. rcpnircd nnd cleaned at W. S. REED. Danton. Md. ·IF I GAZE IN WOODLAND STRUAMS." If I KJi/e in woodland streams, Tli3~ responsive glanue I sco. If I seek tho Iniul of dreams, Thou art llicro to welcome mo. If I search tho farthest skies, Thou art in their quiet dcups. 'Tis tho Hashing of thino eyes )' Wlion liolatcd morning leaps. . y-i '-( Everywhere I meet thcc thus. · Dearest, it must ever bel Life nor dcnth can sever us-In inj- soul I carry thcol -Arthur L. Salmon in Chambers' Journal. A MADMAN'S SEARCH. BT CHARLES B. LEWIS. We were lying at Singapore in the brig Albatross, waiting to take ou a few tons of freight for Liverpool, when an American named James Granger came aboard. He wns a man in the prime of life, tall, stout and handsome, and he had a personal magnetism beyond any man I ever met. His business was with the captain at first, and he had a singular story to tell. He was a New York shipowner, he said, and had taken a trip to China and Japan in one of his own vessels--a brig called the Red King --for the benefit of bis health. She had been cast away several months before in tho China sea, and all hands lost save himself. He managed to reach a small island, and after two weeks was taken off by a native craft and transferred to an English merchantman. A part of the island was sterile and rocky, and amid the rocks he one day found a robber's cave. There were, he contended, thousands of yards of silk and other valuable fabrics, boxes of pearls, chests of jewelry and kegs of coin. He had count- eel out $200,000 in gold without counting it all, and he roughly estimated his find to be worth $1,000,000. He was sure that the stuff had been hidden away for long years, and he discovered that portions had been taken from vessels which had mysteriously disappeared in the China sea years before. It was the cavo of a band of Chinese pirates, ami the entire band had been lost or captured at sea. He had with him two pearls, n diamond ring and several gold coins as proof of hia statements. What Granger wanted was to charter a ship to fetch away the treasure, and he had boarded us because he bad heard that we were to discharge cargo at Singapore and reload for Bombay. He talked with our captain for two hours, and then the chief mate was called into the cabin. The story was all gone over again, and then I was called down. No man could toll a more plausible story, nor could-' any one have demanded better proofs. The only weak point was that ho was no mariner and could not locate his island-that is, we knew there was no such island as he described within 200 miles of the spot vhere he insisted it was. Had our captain been free to charter I think ho woulll have taken chances. Had the ohief officer not been impatient to get homo and marry and take command of a ship I am sure lie would have been ready to sail a craft to tho island. As neither would go, Granger turned to me. If our captain would release me, I was free to go, and as I understood navigation ho need -have no fear that I would hit the spot aimed for. Sailors hear a good many yarns about buried treasure and pirates' caves, and I was not ready to give an answer offhand. I agreed to let Granger have my decision next day and he went away after swearing us all to silence. Then the three of us went over his story in detail to try and satisfy ourselves. The result was that the captain said: "Well, it is tho straightest story I ever heard from a castaway, and if you want to go with him I'll release you. Jf you get the treasure, you can quit the sea; if not, you will not have lost so very much." Next day I gavo Granger my decision and went ashore with him. I found that he had plenty of money and was in good standing with business men. He went to more pains than I demanded to prove his identity, and he insisted on a written contract that I was to have a generous share of the treasure. In the course of a week I got hold of a schooner which was for charter and ton days lator had fitted her out for tho voyage. I saw Mr. Granger two' or three times a day during this time and grew to respect him very much. \ He seemed to me to be a very thorough business man and was well spoken of by all. It was given out that our object was to search for other survivors who might have escaped, and as there happened to be a surplus of seamen at Singapore just, then I had no trouble in securing a crew of first class men--all English speaking. We cleared for a port in Japan ·and got nwny with a fair wind, and during the two weeks it took us to work up to the locality of Granger's island Jill went well with us. He had located the island as being about 50 miles to the cast of the island of Hainan. j My chart showed a clear sea for , 300 miles in every direction, but in those days uncharted islands were being reported every month and it was possible that the bit of land on which he had spent a month had been missed in the surveys. I was not at all disappointed, however, when we failed to nna ic. " We overhauled junk after junk to be told that no such island had ever Leeu heard of, and when at hist I eat down with Mr. Granger to learn what wo should do it struck me for tho first time that there was some- thin" queer about him. He did not betray the disappointment one would have expected, and I thought Le glanced at me in a furtive, cunning way. I asked him to go over his story again, and to my astonishment lie doubled on himself. He had said in the firnt place that his brig was bound to Japan when lost. He now declared t h a t she was homeward boniul. Ho got his days and dates mixed up,'and if I hadn't concluded t h a t he was under the influence of liquor I should have thought him crazy As near as I could figure out from the statements ho nindo the E«l King was between the capes of Si;iin and the Philippine islands when c:iught in tho typhoon and driven to the eastward. The Philippines arc counted by the hundred, large and small, and it would not have been at all strange had he landed on one of the westernmost. He agreed with me in my deductions, and the schooner was put about and ran to the south for three days. \Vhen we finally got among the islands, the difficulty was in locating the right one. Granger had been swept nshoro at night. He had landed on one side of the island and been taken off on another. He clairjed to remember certain landmarks, however, and for ten days we threaded our way among the islands, and he took a long and close look at each one. · -His queer demeanor passed away soon after our talk, and I found myself fully believing in him again. No man could have heard his story and doubted it. He went into each minute particular, and you felt certain ho had passed through all he claimed, and back of all were the souvenirs he had brought away with him. It might have been on the twelfth day of our search that we came to his island, and the finding of it gave me a queer, feeling. There were no such landmarks as he described).nor was the lay of the ground according to his description. It was a totally different island in size and appearance, but he stoutly insisted that it was the ono he had come in search of. We carried deep water to within hnlf a mile of the beach, and then the schooner was anchored and we pulled ashore in the yawl. This was juat after noon on a certain Wednesday. There would be plenty of time to overhaul the island and get the more valuable stuff aboard before dark. The schooner was snugged down and three men left aboard, and it was only when the boat was ready to set .us ashore that I told the crew the nature of our errand. We had come to carry away a great treasure, instead of looking for castaway sailors, and Mr. Granger authorized me to say that each man might, look for a handsome present in gold coin when the plunder was safe aboard. This put everybody in good spirits, and Granger's demeanor was such that I had no doubt of beholding and handling those boxes and kegs within an hour. We landed on a sandy beach, and Granger headed into the forest without hesitation. After walking for half an hour he began to recognize certain landmarks and said the treasure was not far off. Just at that moment we entered n well beaten path and saw two or three goats. He had never said a word about there being goats on the island, but I did not give it more than a passing wonder. He cried out that something had worked into his shoe and for us to keep right on till we reached the rocks, and :is ho sat down and began unlacing his shoe we went ahead along the path. We found no rock. We found other paths and saw other goats, and by and by we had crossed the little island and stood on the beach. Granger hsid not yet joined us, and after waiting 15 minutes I sent one 01 the men baok. He had not only gone to the spot where we left the men sitting, but as far as the beach, and he reported the yawl gone. All my suspicions wero now aroused, and the crowd of us started into a run as we headed back. Wo reached the beach to liud the yawl gone, but noxt moment we sighted her alongside the anchored schooner. As^vewere about to hail the craft we saw Granger and the two men descend into the boat and shove off for the beach. His going aboard alone was a matter to wonder over, but I was thinking he might have a plausible explanation when the boat touched at u wooded poiut running out below us and the two men got out.- .We could ulainlv see and hear that they were forced out at the imizvdo of a revolver. As eoon as they were clear of the boat Granger threw an oar over and began sculling her hack to the schooner, and all our ahouts brought no response from him. No man but a sailor could have used that sculling oar aa he did, and one and all remarked it. What sort of a trick was ho playing us 1 Each man asked this question of another, but no one could answer. When he had returned to the schooner alone, his pretense was that he had · forgotten something, but no sooner had ho reached the deck than he ordered the men into the boat. As he was armed and looked dangerous, they did not think it wise to resist. Well, here we were, eight of us, ashore on a email island and an insane man in possession of the an- chored scjiooner, and a council lasting an hour did not bring any satisfaction. The man had firearms, and we bad only our knives. It would Lave been no trick at all to swim off. to the schooner but for the sharks. Look where .you would, you could see their dorsal fins cutting the wa-". ter, and it would have been rank folly to swim 30 feet from the beach. Aftor awhile we retired from the beach and took a tramp over the island. We found fresh water and fruits, but no signs that the place had ever been inhabited by man. The goats numbered fully 200, and the original pair had probably been landed, by some whaler or had floated ashore from some wreck.. As the weather waa warm we were not so badly off, ' but of course \ve were anxious about our position. Granger waa certainly insane. He could not run away with the schooner, but he might sink her at her moorings or set her on fire. He refused to show himself or answer our hails, and when night came I was inclined to believe that he might have committed suicide. We made our beds on the grass that night and slept soundly enough, and when morning came and Granger still refused to answer our hails we began the work of building a raft to float us to the schooner. This work was carried on around the point where he hadjauded the men, and by noon we had knocked together n structure which would float at least four of us. If this raft were dragged around the point, the tide would set it down on the schooner, but we had'to wait until 10 o'clock at night to get both darkness and tide in our favor. , Then I selected three men to accompany me and started off. If Granger were on the watch, we were sure to meet with a warm reception, but crouching low on the raft we drifted down on the schooner's broadside and were not challenged. Five minutes after getting aboard we found him hanging by the neck in the cabin, and the stato of the body proved he had been dead for hours. . Who was Granger? I discovered that he was not the New York ship- ' owner of that name. He had been cast on an island, but the Bed King was not wrecked., He had proofs with him in the shape of pearls and coins, but where was the island? He ; had paid a round price to charter the vessel, but seemed to have no other object in view than" to trick us. He had over $5,000 in cash among his effects, and although it was turned over to the authorities at Cape Town thoy havo · never found an heir to it. We believed he had been a sea captain, but the lists showed no such man for years past. ' No mau could say he was insane; ~ but why did he" commit suicide? A score of other questions might be asked, but they would throw no lighten the mj r stery. "I sailed the' schooner back to the cape and made a report of the case, and though 20 years have passed away the real identity of the man has not been established or his singular conduct accounted for. That ho was an American I am sure, and he seemed' to know all about New York, but not one of the advertisements regarding him in the American papers ever brought a reply. He simply came and went and left a mystery behind him. The Orlifiu of Tallylio. As quaint n mixture of words and interjectional cries as I have met * with is in an old French cyclopedia of 17C3, which gives a' minute description of the hunter's craft and prescribes exactly what is to be cried to the hounds under all possi- - ble contingencies of the chase. If : the creatures understand grammar and syntax, the language could not ' be more accurately arranged for their ears. Sometimes we have what seem pure interjectional erica. , ' Thus, to encourage the hounds to work the huntsman is io call to them, "Ha halle, halle, halle!" while to bring them up before they are uncoupled it is prescribed that he shall call "Hau, hau!" or "Hau, tahautl" and when they are uncou- " pled ba-is to change his cry to · . "Haul la y la la y la tnyau!" a call" , which suggests tho Norman original of the English tallyho.--Primitive Culture. Influence of Brag*. The influence of all druga which affect the nervous system must be in the direction of disintegration. The healthy mind stands in cle'ax and normal relations with nature. It feels pain as pain. It feels action as pleasure. Tho drug which conceals pain or gives false pleasure when pleasure does not exist forces a lie upon the nervous system. The" . drug which disposes to reverie rather than to work, which makes us feel well when we are not well, destroys the sanity of life. Allstim-- ulants, narcotics, tonics, which affect the nervous system in whatever way, reduce the truthfulness of sensation, thought andaotion. Toward insanity all such influences lead, and their effect, slight though it be, is of tho same nature as mania. The man who would see clearly, think truthfully and act effectively must avoid them all. Emergency aside, ho cannot safely force upon hia nervous system even the smallest falsehood. And here lies the one great unanswerable argument for total abstinence, not abstinence from' nlcohol alone, but from;;all nerve poisons and emotional" excesses.--,_ David S. Jordan in Popular 1 Scienct Monthly. '' " ' '.- ^-'/Vr\' fSPAPEJRI

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