1845, A Family Newspaper:--Devoted to Local and General Intelligence, Agriculture and Advertising.--Independent on all Subjects.--Subscription, One Dollar per Annum, in Advance. 52. SATTJIRjXD.A.ir GREATER OAK HALL GREATER OAK HALL Comfortable good kinds of clothes for women and men, boys and girls--a storeful better than you could possibly suppose until you have seer them. Whoever buys here buys the best. You don't waste money. You pay less than you'd pay elsewhere for quality as good, and you get all wool. That is to say--you save money safely. No make-believe bargain here. Serge is always right for Men's Summer i Suits. Other qualities, other stuffs and weaves are right, too Â· but Serge Suits we're always selling from $7.50 to $18-$10, $12, 513.50--just as much as you want to pay. The knack of tailoring Serge Suits not every maker knows. We make them so they fit and wear right. Trousers--dollar and dollar and half below value : $6 ones for $4.50, Â£5 for $4, $4 for $3. B i c y c l e Suits--our own .make: $2.50 to $10. Women's Hot Weather Dresses. Oak Hall money-worths. We've combined long years of clothes-knowing for our new service to women. It's working out satisfactorily. The summer stuffs are all here at tempting prices--the stylish stuff. We've changed some of the Women's Suits from $18 to $13.75 from $15 to $10. Crash Suits are $3.75 to $7.50. S h i r t waists--the summeriest and most desirable at altogether unusual prices. Railroad fare paid on purchases of reasonable amount. Wanamaker Brown i Sixth and Market, Phila. Peerless Machine Shops, MB, PEERLESS TRACTION ENGINES, PEERLESS EPARATORS, 'PEERLESS SELF-FEEDERS, PEERLESS WEIGHERS AND BAGGERS, PEERLESS SAW MILLS, PEERLESS PORTABLE, DOMESTIC AND STATION RAY -. 5 ENGINES AND BOILERS. OlLBL_jGUA.RANTEE: We will guarantee our Peerless Threshing Rigs will do more work and better work than any other-make of"machine on the market, or we will pui them side and side and take the best for ue -oney. Also Imperial Stackers by the car load. Repairing in all branches. Bicycles repaired, re-enameled and ntckle-plated at Reasonable prices. -For particulars call on or address for catalogue. C. M. WXXTG.XUD, Telephone call No. 35. Near P. W. B. R. R. Depot. 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. Save Money by Purchasing Direct from Manufacturers, Horth Carolina Pine, Our Specialty! WE DEFT COMPETITOR IK CYPRESS SHINGLES. Saw Mill Daily Capacity, 20,000 feet. Plaining Mill Daily Capacity, 40,000 feet. STATE AGENTS FOR, 'orrespondence solicited. -Orders promptly filled. HOUSE UHLER, T-DEALERSIN-- SEASONED PINE (ORIGINAL GROWfH) Framing Sawed to Correct Sizes;^Shingles; Laths; Flooring; Siding; Lime; Hair; Cement, Etc,. AT OUR COAL YARD,,AT THE RAILROAD STATION, 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. JM^ Â·*'Â·*."." '~%'^ DRUGS AND MEDICINES. GOOD SHOES Must be mentioned with the first. We have La dies' Oxfords, Misses Ox fords, and Men's Paten Leather.Russet and Black You can secure just wha you want, to suit yonr loot, and the price vvil suit you. A LARGE ASSORTMENT SPRING II Some Miscellaneous Articles well worthy of mention, because of their quality and price, are: BEDSTEADS, ROCKING CHAIRS, DINING CHAIRS, CANE-SEA T CHAIRS, STRA W MA TTING, OIL CLOTHS, LINOLEUM. J.H. NICHOLS SON. QUEEN ANNE'SRAILROAD CO. SCIIKIH1I.1-: IN Kl'l'KCT APRIL. 28, ISIS. IBALTO.FERRY! P . M . 500 Ar'iv P. M. 7 45! IJOIIYO P. M. 320 Arrive P. M. B A L T I M O R E TO QUEENST'N. Arrive A. M. 10 -J-3 Leave. A. M. 800 A iv A. II, 10-15 Lenv A . M soo Railroad Divisior?. P.M. 0 2 5 G 31 G38 G 4 4 051 C 53 G o o 05!) 02 07 10 23 27 731 737 7 44 7 47 7 55 7 3 S O G 8 11 S 19 8 2 2 820 830 '. M. Lenve A. 11. 8 3 f 8 4: 852 901 J 13 9 in 9 22 920 f 9 35 955 1005 no 10 '10 1C K 10 20 Â· 1 0 4 1 : 10 48 ? 10 54 ;11 15 '11 24 11 30 1 11 38 11 41 r l l 45 11 50 A. Jl. STATIONS. Qnccnstown Bloomingdnlc Wye Mi'.ls Wi'llou-hby D 0 Juno. Queen Anne Hillsboro Dow ncs Tncknhoc Dcnton Hobbs llickninn Adiuiisville Blanclmrtl Greenwood Owens Banning Deputy Ellundalo Wolfe Milton Whitesboro, Drawbridge. Burton, Lowes.- Arrive A. 755 f 7 5 0 f 743 f 737 A 729 7 2 7 f 7 25 721 f 710 712 701 0 5 4 f O C O f G 4 G MO f 032 f 028 f 0 2 4 018 f C O G 600 f 5 52 f 5 4 5 540 A. M. Arrv. P.M. 600 f 5 5 1 5 4 2 535 523 5 21 5 10 f 5 13 505 4 50 4 3 9 T4 33 P 4 2 8 R 4 2 0 l'357 f 3 5 3 f 3 4 0 343 f 3 3 0 3 2 0 f 3 12 309 f 8 0 5 300 P. M. CONNECTIONS. "A" connects nt D. C. Junction fÂ°f oints on Hie Dalnwnrc Chcsiiponkc ailwfl}---Enstou nnd Oxford. "1J" connects at Greenwood with Dela- nrc Division of tbe Philadelphia, Wil- ningtuii Baltimore llailroad. 0" connects at Ellcndale with the Del- wore, Maryland, Virginia Jlailroiul OR Georgetown. Sunday only, bout leaves Baltimore nt .00 n. m., and Quconstown at 5.30 a. in. nd 4.30 p. in. W. Tnoxier,, Gon. Manager. 0. C. WAI.T.KK, Gen. I'Yt Past,. AÂ»t. Wheeler Transportation line DAILY STEAMERS FOR ieat Choptaok, Trappe and Tucfcahoe Risers. On and after May 22d, 1808, steam- rs will leave Pier 5 Light Street Wharf ally except Sundays at G p. m., for Ox- ord, Trappo, Cambridge, Chancellor's, ccmtary, Clark's, Choptank, Lloyd's, Dover Bridge, Kingston, McCarty's, Gai- y's, Tocld's. "Towers', Williston, 'uckahoc Bridge, Kp'eso's, Coward's, Covy's, Hillsboro and Queen Anne. Arriving nt Oxford the following.morn- g in time for connection with the Dela- varc Chesapeake 11. It., and at Cam- ridge with the Ca in bridge Seaford K. 31. Returning will leave JliJlshoro Aton- ay.=, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, n^ Fridays at 10 fi. m.; Covey's 10.30; 10 ward's 11; Williston 1 p. m.; Ganey's .30; McCarty's '2; Kingston 2.15; Dover Bridge 2.30; Medford's (Choptank) 4; lark's 4.15; Secretary, 5; Cambridge 7; 1'rnppc 8.30 and Oxford 10, stopping at ntcrmediatc landings, arriving in Balti- lorc early the following'mornings. SUNDAY STKAMKR Kori BALTIMORE. Steamer will leave for Baltimore on iiindays as follows: Wayman's, 4.30 a. m.; Jovcy's, 5.00; Coward's, 5.10; Willittoii, .30; Ganoy's, C.-15; Kingston, 7.15; Dover Bridge, 7.30; Choptank, 8.30; Secretary, .30; Cambridge, 10.30; Trappe, 11.45; Ox- ord, 1.00p. in., arriving in Baltimore at .00 p. in., the same day. Freight received until 5.30 p.ni.daily for 11 landings. E. E. WHEELER, Agent, Pier 5 Light St., Baltimore. B. B. COIIBB, Agent at Williaton. HATS AND'CAPS. All tin- L'ilot-1 ^M and .-'Ir.nv ' I'lMlll : ''J from .!Â·-' nl. IV :n A G t i ' f H V i ) ii-i v m ( liildivn'f- SHOE A Good, Solid, Lariic*' Sinus fur -. : l. A Jjnrgi! Slock of .Men's Y ami 13ovs' wills CLOTHING at Very Low Trices. Furniture, Glass and Queensware. In Fact anything tlio public may need in ovn-line, at popular prices.' a Special Mixture for Potatoes nnd Tomatoes, a Hock, ISono and Fish Mixture for Berries. We nro selling the ADUTANOK PLATT Platform Binders, Mowers, Etc., w,!iiuli arc Guaranteed in every respect. 1:1. LE 1312Â®., ANDUKSOJSTOWN. MD. Carpets, Â· Straw Mattings, Rugs, Oil Cloths, A N D FURNITURE Headquarters 'or Drive-well Material, Plows, Wheelwright and Blacksmith Supplies, Build- ng Hardware; Carriage, Wagon, Cart and Plow Harness, Paints and Ofis, Tinware, larnoss and Shoe Leather, Washing Machines, Belt Lacing, and Steam Packing. FILLED WITH GOODS! I have a large stock of Barbed Wire Cubic Wire Buckthorn nnd Ribbon Fen- ;iiig, Poultry Netting, c. TILGHMAN 1IAKVEY, Bnrrsvillc, Md. A Pleased Customer is The Best Advertisement. A little money doc. 1 !, the business here, nd our unsurpassed li:ic of NEW GOODS s ready for your inspection Why look Isewhere when you can Ij.iy ju.-t w h a t Â·ou want in tho way if Men's, Boys' and Youth's Clothing, Hats, Gaps, Shoos, nnd tho most modern jaltorns in Shirts, Collars and Neckwear t prices much LOWER THAN THE LOWEST. We also carry a full and complete line f l)ry Goods in tho latest designs and olors. as well as a very largo assortment f hid ies' Dress Skirts, mtule of stylish and durable vhich arc :iatcrial. We will begin this season vith Bargains. We will end f /iis season with Bargains. When in nocd of anything in our lino a nil will convinco you. YOURS roil B.AIUIAINS. THE BALTIMORE BARGAIN STORE ' PvIDGELY, MD. \ \ your Home, Furniture, Grain, Live Stock, or other Property Insured Against Loss by FIREORLI6HTNING? fnot, if you will apply to ono of tlio Agents ofll.o I OF DOVER. DEL i can obtain insurance at low rates. The 3ompnny is Mutual, and you will only pay what the insurance costs, as any amount in EieessofCost WiUte Returned in Diviflenils or at termination of policy. WM. DENNY, Secretary. R. PLUMMER, Agont, Greensboro. J. B. FLETCHER. " Preston. 18, 1898. nsro, 35, SUNSET 3Y THE SEA. FACTORY to CONSUMER. $1,39 buystliis(osact)' Italian Keeker , tlio largest size ' ever mndc; per t dozen, $14.SO. ' Our n e w 112- , pngc catalogue contniuJuc Fur- i ill in re. Drape- ' ncs, Crockery, ( Uaby Carrlnges, Kofiigcrators. | Stoves, Lamps,' Pictures, Mir( rors, Bedding 1 , etc., is yours for the asking-. Special supplements just issued are also Tree, Write to-day. CAUPET CATALOGUE in litho- eraplicd colors is also mailed free. Write for it. If you wish samples, send 8c. stamp. Matting samples also mailed for 8c. All Carpets iteweil free thiÂ«t month aiut freight pnitl 011 $9 purchases and over. $7.45 buys a madc-to-your-meas- uro All-Wool Cheviot Suit, oxprcasapo prepaid to your station. Writo for frdB catalogue and samples. Address (exactly as below), , JULIUS MINES SON,' Â· Dept. 909. BALTIMORE, MD. out upon it cliff ALL CM 5c, a Yard, Our Motto is to Sell You Good Goods at Bottom Prices. K T N V J T K Y O U R A T T K N T I O N llns weÂ«k tu t u i r Hue of Ladies' Slippsrs and Oxford: which hiive ju-t an-ived, and ,irc second to nottp, \Vo have all grades, bl.iukand tan. and all prices. Yfe also a lot of liavo received this LADIES' SHOES, cheap in price but tiiirh in f|ii:ility. "\Vo can bdl you a pair of .-hou.* for Â§1.25 anil i;uar.intcu them lo Â»ivo satisfaction. You ousihl to sen our ?l.Â·_Â·}. SI.50 and Â§200 grades. L ulioV Shop.- in stock r.uijjii in price from 65c, to $3.50 per Pair. A a;., id sloe!; Â·''*" if M K N ' S BOYS nn-1 (Jill l . D R K N ' S SUOK3 Â«ee them l i u f u i o piuch:ising. The suaion U lioro for STRAW HATS ind Â«u have them in all pricos and stylos. Please rcmumlicr our low prices on CJoth- -i; Suits for M e n , fi-jin S1.7o to 510.00. When You Paper Your House, ive us a call for Paper. We have all grades, and aic soiling at Iho right prices --sijiiic us all onr goods r.rc sold at. Come in and see us. R.AVCOLLINS DENTON, MD. SPOT CASH STOR13. If all men were built alike tailors in h nncpile a point to llio clothier. But as no two mon aro exactly similar 'luthing made to order is tho only way o obtain a perfect fit. It is our aim to make Clothing that is atisfactory, in quality, ilt, and workman- liip. By giving strict attention to the icasuriiiir and cutting we obtain results !iat arp pleading to our patrons JMI, TISOIEI, M A R Y L A N D , Chester River Steamboat Comp'y Change of Schedule. SE Bog-inning June 1st, 1897, the steamer Jmnin A. Ford, will leave Chcslertown t 7.00 a. in., daily, ovoop!, Sunday, stop- iin; at 1'olph's, Bnokisr'i, Quaker Neck, nd QuecDtUnv n. Leave Quncnstowit at Â·45 a. i n , m r i v i n g in Dallimorc iihont 1.15. .Returning, leave liiiltiinorc'nt 3.15 ) m , a r r i v i n g at Queonstown at 5.'I5, and Jhcstcrtown at 7.SO. Steamer 15. S. Ford will leave Ccntrp- ill; daily, except Sunday, at 7.00 a. in., topping nt landings on Cornica river, Bo- "'"'Â· Jackson Creek, and Ju;nt Island, Â·lo's nd a u i v i f i g in Baltimore at 11.00 a. in. tctiirning, leave Ualtimoro at 3.30 p. in., rriving at Ccntrcvillo at 7 30 p. m. Steamer f i r a l i t u d o will leave ISock Hall i a i l \ , c.vcpl Sunday, at 8.00 a. m., arriv- ng in Baltimore at 10.15. Kotimiing, cave Baltimore :t 4.00 p. in., a r r i v i n g at look Hall lit i.15. GJ:O. A\ T AHKIEI.I}, President, J. 15. TATCLOU, General Agent Good Assortment of Millinery, HATS, TRIMMEDand MTRIMMED. CALL AND SEE THEM. IDA J. slifcr dark side l steeply to t lie shore. .\ s n l f i y K-7C hiul nil 'hat claj- enwrapped '- ' o lu'iuoiii ami carlli nnd ocean. Orurlicad V c lyi-ar.t sun flaiiird in Ilia Hipphue icnlm, \ :d, i.icmlts u i i i n u d , abated not '., ',! onii'l brijflmic"-! of lu- w.iiitun fires. J ..rci.ed wii.s (lie tdrtli nml- fevered. Every Ilo\vur Pi coped its owcot liead, tlio vciy birds wore still. J'o kindly n\\ niny of Â» md freltctl dond ( heeheird tlio iwaying com w i t h ripplin xli.ido, '-'in- sen did mock the aching blue above, ." ::! i:;o;ionlcss upon iUs inollui waves V'.io tislung boat'- upirnrcd their liaDlcd wings l.v.t now 1ho pallor of the dyinc day :'.flUnvcd thi steely slty lo i-oFtcr hues. -Â·' ' insi the .sun iind htoopud, in jicl to dip, 1 cu'iith the ocean's i n n , jet ivotunx! still Tl.u blood rod slory of Ins orb did stum The Millen rlouds \sillk crimson. One brigh shaft Ot quivcrlntr, dimeing light, nthvrart tho sea 1 cr.chud from the- \\csteni henvcns to th slioi o. f'avo for tbnt lambent ptitli, the earth, nnd sc f n n k down beneath t h e scepter of the ni-jlit. - lie In ctv.u thut bwooncd mvay and died a inoi n Sobbed itself buck to life, nnd homcwnr bound A b i o w n Killed blnp forged slowly throng! the v/ave-4 .Vul passed into the flood Of fairy light. !.o! For a moment she was glorified. I 'ilcimllcd weic her mast.s nnd tapering yard A ad wreathed with golden fire. Around he hull t-'oft sillied tlio phosphorous ripples, till passed Into the dim nnd darkling space beyond, And all her borrowed radiance fled away. Slowly the goigeoui, linos did fade and dio \Vl.cie\vith tbe sun doth on Ins latter pnth Incainadinc the lliinnmont of God. A moaning BiÂ«h wiib wntted from tho sen. The lone grass shnddcicd on tho v. ind bwcp cliff. Far, far below me I could licnr the plash Of brcakeison tho bench, though nil that day Voiceless hml been their ebb. Upon my ear Fell flic gull's Bcrcnin, nnd round ubont niy head, Gi im myrmidons of night, tbe dusky bats Wheeled on their phantom flight, nnd one by ono From ship nud hnrbor flashed tlio twinkling lights Athwart the sea, ns though to mock the gleam Of mightiar bencons in the starlit sky. --London Spectator. n u n . A wouldn't, l was horn pig beaded. I suppose. It v.-ns too bully thing was before the Zulu war. cold, and th.-it settli'il it. The more U^ivcly wan sick. I soon saw liis the boy willed and tliuiiHm.' it, \vliut- I clumces were mighty slim to pull ever it was, tried to imÂ«h me and i through. He had never talked to (h'jitf ii!c (o tin; water the more pig llie Before of where be'd come.from hamlet!! not I "i-ittod my lacth and or what he'd been doing, but now held on lo the Lank. Next thing I ho got delirious and began cliatter- k i i u w i t \.-:i(i 11:1 miii and t h e doc-tor i n g at a great'rate., I wasn't nioro" HOW DEATH COMES. They wrapped Isdale in his blankets when they had ontspanned and placed him under the wagon to shelter him from the night dews. Ho moaned a little, but seemed unconscious as to who was about him and where he was.' They made their firo near him, and sat so close to Lira as possible, and hoped the boy would slip off that way quietly during the night without pain. Nothing more could they do to save him. Thoir experience of the fever made them feel assured his death would be easy, but the great horror was that he should perish in the voldt wilderness, and ho but six months out from homo. The great full moon, which seems to gaze more nearly and more sadly on Africa than on other lands, was directly over the camp. In its light the thin bushed veldt glimmered aa an ocean of silvery billows, close bounded by solemn shadows. From these shadows what would come to the men tonight, stalking unseen through the midst of them, bearing the sword of death? Copeland laid his pipe down and knelt beside Isdale, feeling his pulse. "How is it?" .Paget asked when Jack came back. "Very feoble. Ho don't know me at all. Smiles and whispers something about going fishing with Judy in the river. Wants to know why it's so cold on the banks." "Judy's his sister,' 1 Pagot said. 'He showed me her photo. I fnncy they wore a lonely pair -- playmates.'' "Fishin in the river, eh?" old E-Inunen grumbled in his gray beard. 'Then it's all up with the kid. It's ihvays the river when they're goin off. It was so with mo too." Somebody langhod grimly. "When did you die, Hanuen?" "I didn't--might say I wouldn't, [t was on the northwest plains of ;he States and I was hvmtiii with a party of eastern toffs. Got typho malarial, same as Isdale got his-- !on't know how. Nobody else got t. They dropped me'at a half abandoned army post, for there was no ;o\vn near, and put mo in the soldiers' hospital. I was in nn awful jad way -- a most iuterestin case the bloomin doctor told ine after, and off my head most of the'time, ind thin I I was afraid of the look- n glass for a month atter it was over. They had swing doors at the end of the ward, and the bed at the loors was called, the deathbed, because it was handy, you know, to et n cold man out without disturb- ng the other patients. .So one even- n when I was lyin in a cot near a big box stovo the doctor caruo round, nud 'Put him in the deathbed,"says to the hospital steward. 'He'll go some time tonight. 1 They thought I couldn't hear, I suppose, but I did d Vas too badly sick to care a rap. ["hey changed me and put fi screen ound ino and left mo. to die whenever I got ready. 'I suppose I went right off my lead again. I had the queerest [reams, off through the prettiest reou fields: you ever saw, with the ledges and daisies and children play- n in them, only I wtis cry in all he time because I way so cold, lomehow I got to a river, not a big lie, it seemed, yet it was sort of lurk on the other side, and the wa- or was tnmbliu down, brown and loisily, like n trout stream in the Scotch hills. I lay down about ten yards from the bank, nnd it was aw- ul cold. Years and years before a joy I'd been chums with at school ad died suid I'd near broke my ,oart about it. Now, from the oth- r side of that river that boy sang lit to me, only his voice wasn't Â·ery near like: 'Why don't .you ome, Jim? You can wade across.' And somethin seemed at the same im.o to bo drawiii mo to the water. ih h n s i l i n HK Iwick lo the liox s-'ovt', f,.iyiu tiii-.l I'd a iwci:tr[ijl co!i!,tituliou. Thai's all. U u t 1 toll you the- people who made up tlicso b.ui^s iil-out "flic Other Sitle of Jor- d.m' .".IK! 'When \Vu MiL-t toido tho E i v e r ' a u d nil t h a t knew wli.it-they ue-re t a l k i n about.' 1 He loolcc'l thoughtfully at the moon. "If 1 hadn't been born pig head- eJ," he added dreamily, "I might l':;ve been b a v i n good tiins now v.-ilh my old chum instead ot wear- in i-,:y Ivivt out for yo;.r.s in this iiiiholy cot; n try.' 1 "Well/' s;:id Pii^ct, "if Hit- end of a fever is us easy as t h a t , " and he ?!imced :t Isdiilo, "with grccnficlds Liul trcut yiryiiins;, I t-houldn't mind t h a t way s-o much, though I'vo al- w:iys t h o u g h t I'd piei'or a bullet.' 1 ''But it isn't always thai,"said Copeland. "I t h i n k sometimesdeath never omncs twico in the same form. Hut, don't you know, I'm sure I hat under certain conditions pi.'oplo whom--a--don't you know, he-death, you know--wasn't after at all, might know, you know, he was near at hand. I'll tell you what I mean--if T can, you know. I was really beastly sick when I was .in the sixth form with smallpox, and lots of other follows were down too. There were three or four of us in the sick bay, and we pulled out all right in the end, except one. We who were convalescent were put in a room by"ourselves and had a whacking time getting well, feeding like pigs and treated like angels. But Wyking, who was horribly ill, they left with trained nurses and all that kind of thing, yon know, in the sick bay. 'I was pretty weak, and one night I woke up about 12 o'clock with the most ghastly feeling. I could barely breathe, and I couldn't cry out for tho nurse. I knew somehow at once that death was in the house. I was covered with a cold sweat, and my breath seemed to come with terrible eftort. I thought it was me who was wanted, and I never thought of praying, you know, or anything like that. I did like Hannen. I bit the pillow and held on desperately. I fancy it lasted about ten minutes, and then there was suddenly the sweetest relief. The sweat passed. I breathed gently and went to sleep again, but I mew death had passed and taken somebody. "In the early morning I was awake when tho. nurse came with her medicines, and I asked her at once, What time did Charley die? 1 Charley, you know, was tho boy left in ;he sick bay. She stared and gasped and asked me who had been in .he room talking to me. I told her nobody.' She looked frightened, and told me I was foolish to think of such nonsense, and all that sort of thing, you know. But she ran out and brought in the doctor, who chaffed me, you know, but felt my ulse and his eyes looked strange. They stuck it out between them that Charley was all right, but I knew from their eyes they were afraid to ;ell the truth, because of the shock t might give us in our weak state. They owned up after wo were strong hat Charley did die at 12 o'clock Â·hat night. But why, I wonder, you enow, did death pass so close to me on bis way I The other fellows rested quietly that night, and Charley vas too far off in that big school for mo to hear any noise in his room." Paget rose up and whispered to isdalo to ask if he wished for any- hiug, but the sick lad was uncon- icious. "He'll remain like that, do you hink?" he asked softly as he came jack to the fire. No one answered. ?he moon was sailing now toward he shadowy peaks of the gloomy, listant mountains. From the dark- less of the far veldt came suddenly ho long alarmed cry of a deer ouuced on by a lion. Isdale mut- cred and moved, and Copeland hrew wood on tho fire and stirred it nto a fierce blaze. A low voice poke from the side of the flames farthest from the wagon. "You were right, Mr. Copeland," said Maynard, the old elephant hunter, "right according to my idea about death coming never twice in just the same shape. It seems to mo be studies the man he's sent after, and has his orders to disguise himself according -- merciful or vengeful. But there may bo more than that. I saw something once tvhich made me think that the Lord fcometimes allows a wronged dead man to come back at the appointed time and do death's work. It was in the north Transvaal country, long before gold was found on the Wit- watersrand, but a man called Blakely and I were prospecting and keeping as far away as we could from tho Boers on one hand and the Zulus on the other. We built a bit of a hut in a ravine in the hills and lay close. There I was taken ill, and Blakely nursed me, and when I was nearly well it was his turn nnd I nursed him. "Blakely was always a silent, glum chap, and no particular pal of. mine, but we had taken up together because two's better than one and there was nobody else about in Kimberley at the. time we started out willing to risk his life prospecting in that wild country, for this than half recovered mysolf, weak as a girl, and a sight more nervous than most girls. When he began to tall: to people I had never heard of, as if they were present, and to talk, too, of things it made ruo white to hear of all alone in that silent, lonely hut in these horrible, gloomy, watching mountains, I litul a mini] to i-ut and run. But whatever Lo bad been, he was my mate now, and I stuck by him, wondering if I'd have strength enough to bury him decently deep. One night the rains came on, and you know what they are in the mountain!:. The water down with a crashing roar qn the huge gray rocks which nigh equaled the rolling thunderpeals in the clouds. I wanted a comrade bad that night. I'd have welcomed a Zulu. Blakely was raving, and I was trembling so with weakness and nervous far 1 could not bring him a cup of water without spilling it. Then what must he do? What but get it into his crazy head I wan a priest, and he wanted to confess. He got out of his blankets and came to the log of wood I was sitting on, or shaking on, and knelt at my kneee. In his delirium he was far stronger than I was, and I couldn't push him away. He blurted it all out, with all that crash of clouds and roar of rain to emphasize tho eternal horror of it. "Those ghastly hills are full of the ghosts of people long dead, seekers for gold. Men may langb at tho notion, but spend a clay and a night among them alone and you'll know it for certain. They were all out that night ill the storm in and about our but, and Blakely knew it, too, for if ever a man was in a hurry to con- Â· fess and get absolution he was that night. I'm not going to tell you the story in full. Indeed he was often incoherent. He'd been in Australia with a chap he called simply Tom, prospecting, of course. They'd had bad luck and wore about giving it up when Tom got news from home inclosing a draft for some hundreds of pounds,' a legacy left him. f Off the two went to town to cash the di aft, nnd I suppose Blakoly thought that Tom would use the money to start the two afresh. But Tom was sick of it and wanted to go back to England. I tell you it was a beastly cruel thing to sit shivering on that log and listen to Blakely excusing himself for what he did. Tom cashed his draft in gold, and Blakely, .tvliGii they were staying in the same room in a tavern where they-had been drinking that night, crept to his sleeping mate's bunk, dashed a knife into his heart and took" the money and got safe away. It eased the wretch to confess, for ho slipped back to his blankets and lay on his back, quiet, with his eyes closed. The storm kept up, and I sat sweating there, afraid to stay with the murderer and afraid to go out among the howling devils in the hills. I was so weak and unstrung I sat. just moaning and'cryingand stuffing my ears against the riot ol the rains. . Â· "First I knew I began to Bhiver with a chill, and, just like Mr. Copeland when ho was at school, I felt death coming and thought it waa for me. I was nearer dead than nlivo. The hut grew cold as an icebox, and suddenly, as I shivered, the strip of canvas we had fastened for a. door was pulled aside and in walk- w " cil a likely looking young fellow, calm as could be. He was dressed in a shabby blue shirt and loose jacket, broad slouch hat and heavy miner's boots, and he carried along, open clasp knife in his right hand. He paid np attention to me, but walked straight to Blakely's eido with a devilish, ugly look. '"Hello, Blakely I' he said. 'Where's that gold of mine?' 'Blakely opened his eyes with a gurgle in his throat and tried to scream out and couldn't. But the look on his face was fearful. The^ -miner waited for 110 answer, but raised his knife and dashed it down on the murderer's breast. 1 couldn't- call out or move. But just as the loint touched Blakely's skin it stojn ped, and the miner and it were gone, not out of the door--God knows how. Then my mate found voice and strength and sat up in bed and ecreamed--a fearful scream, and he fell b'ack, turning to me. "'Water,' he whispered. 'Oh, man, I thought I was gone. I had such n horrible dream.' "I couldn't move. I couldn't get him water. I oould only ait and shake and'try to pray. Blakely closed his eyes again, moaning . weakly, and eo lay until tbe hut grew cold again and the canvas waa liftedasidoand the miner stepped in as before and np to the blankets. His face wore a hideous, mocking, cruel smile. '"Hello, Blakely! : he said. 'Where's that gold of mine?' Â·"Again Blakely gurgled with terror stricken eyes, nnd again, the knife fell and again stopped just in Â· time. The miner vanished and Blakely screamed in agony and then turned to me and begged me to give him a drink and hold his hand. "'I'm dying I I'm dyingl' he howled. Tin going to h--- JI Tom's como for me 1' . . . ,, Â« Â· Â· ' " ^ "Lord forgive Â·met-!/I, ootdjl*^- move, save to slip to tb.e.groanel.om.-r, my belly nnd hide my face^'and'say'" '"'Â· [Continued ou fourth paye.] / INEWSPAPERif NEWSPAPER!
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