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.-field ,s 88 its^ W '»!«*? ·^r-T#** B9xaterte^ij£^^^iB 1845. A Family Newspapar:--Devoted to Local and General Intelligence, Agriculture and AdvertiaJng.-- Independent on all Subjects.--Subscription, One Dollar per Annum, in Advance, 1398. "VOL. 52, , .A.TJGKJST e, 1808. 3$ro, ^ii^-.ln^iiiliiHtiiliului^iliiiliitinlmluiliiiliiiliilmliiiliiilnjNiliiilinliMlHilnji^ s £. I The VictorBigy clq | I Went to the front rank among riding- · § ' f machines years ago, and has maintained j 1 .its place to this day of bicycle excellence. J I ,, This 'result has been brought about by J t · the use oi -the best material, the employ- ( 1 '· ment of the most skilful mechanics and 1 'the application of such improvements as g the years have developed. . It has kept 1 ..pace with most active competitors, not 5 alone in material and make, but in the jr i more important matter of price. Tho 1898 I : prices are as follows: f Model 41 [Track Racer] #100 · j Model 33 and 34 - ' . .75 . | ',..' Model 31 and 32 - 60 j Model 3 5 . . - · . - . . 4 0 f , Agent, , "; ;"DENTON,!MARYLAND. iluAlwliidittitulttliHirUhihriNilui . [.:,._;!.-. j ·i^^|p 1 " M -^- -r=- ^r- , , ,--.'i Manufacturers of tho celebrated . ' , .EMERALD, , , T- ·} . - ^^^^^^^.^^MMMMMM--B--MB-MM--^_««^«l ; THE B/C/: BIBB STOVE CO,, IO7. IO9 Light Street, *, «, IO9 Light Street, BALTIMORE, MD. HEATING STOVES, .. Cook Stoves, Gas, Oil and GnsolinnSlovcP, _.- . Hollow-wnro, c. .' L · '. FIRE-PLACE HEATERS. : ! : . " - FURNACES, . ; ; t 'RANGES. 5HTALL, AND VIRGINIA , r . C Q O # STOVES,, ALSO Of the popular Sheet-Iron , Air Tight Stoves ' ' I'M * - ' A . AND AND ' W I L D F I R E . ' 1 ' " ' : " : _L ' . ; :t "FOR"SALE""UY' " ^[~/£ wart IfepoH'.v^^IsS DENTON^MD.,^ ^, .'umi UL UNTY, MD,, _ Material, ·V Shipments made directjby yessel to^ all .points ; on navigable u : " : watef, a 't5 inland points ly-Tail.' Save Money by irect l froin;laniiIactQrers, North, Cardiiaa-Pine^Bur Specialty! ;; WE DEFY conferTM is CYPRESS SHIBGLES. Saw Mill Daily Capacity, 20^000 feet.. , . . , .uw. ..-j-1.,,.,,^--,- Capacity, 40,000 ieet. , _ -j .' ' ; r J STATE AGENTS FOR"--' p»uii ; #iiip. -·it?GorrespondenceIsolicit^a.-::^tJrders -promptly filled. : .00 E 1 V^ JL/. - THE'DISflLLED WATER ICE IS HERE ' ' · · - r '~ "- ' - -. --·-»·' EVRp.OJE)^PATRONIZE THE ICE DEALER, ., X 1 '/ i ''· -* '· -·- ° . '- -- * " " L Place your orders and^Jpt^heilce/Wagon stop at your door each morn- and deliver you just what yon want. It ouly costs you - Oiie-lialf ^G«i p«r oua, \''anl tho saving in tfio use of it will be many times Unit .amount. ·t forget to leave yo'ui ? prjJors'iit'!onc witBi6»rtra : ,V J tho Tee Dealer. Don't l.ce Delivered 6n~Saturda^ Evening for .Sunday. ^W'dly c»tt'«o«re''it' 1 byf going 'to^tho Fnctory, the TOWEIts . Undertaker * _ ^.A »-.f Funeral Director .CauSed by Eye-Strain. -ft^hoae ojrqa ^n(V head nrc con_^ = ^Tr .i.ijg h».V.o;nJ idoft^vha't relief scientifically-fitted glnsf us will give. Clumsily ad- C[ju6tgd.glnssc8rwin njinost-. inynriably incrcnsn '··'th^e'troiiLle Cor which they; are worn, and in "J-'««niis'c 1 *«scs inay'fe'nd'fto irrecoverahlc blind- 'nessj Durability to, luljus't glasses safely nnd correctly is Wypnd question. ,ed Fift?#cnitriii». rl '' J "i: 1 w:SMITH!iii ! dgeiy, CIo 41 \Vc :tro jircijuuo 1 to supply your wiiiitp ni Uie (Jlolliii)g I j i n c nl IVii'cf that w i l l snr- )ii'i«r you. RASH SUITS, $2,00 (Ccml, 1'anU itml Vest.) RASH PANTS, 30c THIN STRIPED COATS, 35c ViEN'3 SUITS, $l,: ; 5to$H) BOYS' SUITS VERY CHEAP SHOES An 1 llcnsoiinlilp in I'vico with us! Men's Fine Shoes Ladies' Fine Shoes Krciin 91.00 up. Tfip. up. !«'AUSTIN !·'» I N D I A LIN HNS, Hliii-k and "While. CALICOES GINGHAMS A l l Or. n \ti\-t\ Huts, Caps, Shii-Ls, Undonvoar, Notions of all ldnd«, Tin W:\I-R and A^.-itcwaro. ()hi?s Tiiinlilors, 2'r-. :\ dozen. Jelly (ihissus, U-k:. a dozen. (j'cmic and son onr Dinmtr ai)d Tea Sots. Douhlo sets of 100 jiieocs, 1?8. R.AVCOLLINS DBNTON, MD. TIIR SPOT CASH STOKE. A LARGE ASSORTMENT SPRING* ** ^ m GOODS T't?'fQ / 'iT k -n^rni oltilJoJl. .-.liiiVbJ A VvYll Sclci'linl t-.tock of HATS AND GAPS. A l l tlio L:itnst ytyK's in Derbies mid Slr.-iw Uonds. All-Wool .Soi 1 !^?, Irom o2o. to 5fli\ Moliuir* and lti!irinll:is, 1'nnn JiSn. lo 7Uo. Novelty fjmlim's, nil-wool, IVjni 20e.' up. A Groat A r uriety in Cbildrea's Mr.n's anil Women's SHOES. A Good, Solid, Liulics' Slioo for if 1. A Largo Stuck nf Men's Youths' nud Hoys' CLOTHING ut Vury Low Prices. Furniture, Glass and Queensware. In I'nol anything tlic public may ncod i oin- line, nt popular pi-ices." j Mixuu-o lor Potatoes and Tomn- loc.=, ix Hook, liono and Fish Mixture for licrrics. Wo arc selling tho AUHIANCR TLATT iiliidoi-3, Mowers, lite-., whio.Ii am (ii):irant(!cd ill ovovy H. n?. NGJiTwkE BIR®., ANDHKHOMTOWN. THE COLLEGE PARK, MD. UTUVO'S SCHDOTOF TECHNOLOGY, FOUR COURSES OF INSTRUCTION: Agricnllural, Mectianical, Scientific, and Classical. 'dopnrtmoiil supplied with tho iiio-sl modern mid approved nppiij'iilus. I'l-iwticiil work omphiioixcd in nil depart incuts. ir:iduiitosfpi:ililied Lo eiitor upon their lifn's work ill once New Heionoe Ifsill will ho coiiijilelcd nnd cuiiiipptd Iho Fall Openiii;;. I'nu-.tio;)! liihorrtlories for tlui Dcp:irtiiic-iils of EutoiiioUi.ny, l*u- tholoijy, Ai^rk'nlturo. llorliculliiru, 'Uiog- rnpliy," LMiy-sii'.-i nnd 'Hngineci-isij;. Honrd- ini; IJojiiu'tiiioiit Kiipjiliod will) nil modern improvement?. New bath rooms nnd cton'Ots in mi iiiinnx in tho main Iniildiii^. Slciiin licn.1 iind n»s, book.", iv'iom, hc.'it, lii^ht, wushin^, hoard, niedieal iittontion !?i5-1.00 for sc.holiNlii! year. ?0.00 camion money on uiitrjinoo. fG.OO for inntnriid for cjiVh lnhorntory. J'aynienls made |imi- .tyrly. Al'^Opn^'c i-utnloj;iio, yiviii}; full particulars seiil mi upplionUon. Dully snuilnry iii^]iection by physician to Gol- loL;e, Attention in called to Iho short ciuii-sr ol't-.-ii wct;l;h in Aip-iunltiiro. L*:ir- ticiilnrs .-iuiit on npplicitlioii. Torn) coin- nienaoi Kisptomlmr Htli. Kui-ly uppliea- tion nf-cciJiiry lor iidinittaneo. ' It. W. STLVKSTKU, Prosiclent M. A. C. For Sale, One Vlnncr tind Malclior, complete 1'rico low and lomis easy. Apply to S. P. HKOWN. 7 30 0 llickman, Del. From FACTORY to CONSUMER. $i,39| buysthis;exnct)^ Rattan Booker,, the largest size' ever made: per i dozen, $14.5O. ' Our n e w 112{ pngc catalogue coutaluiDK Fur- i uiturc, Drape- ' ries, Crockery, , Baby Carriages, Itofrlgorntors. t Stoves, Lamps,' Pictures, Mir- j rors. Bedding, etc., Is yours for tbo V^asking. Special supplementa just s- f|| sued are also free, write to-day. \^ CARPET CATALOGUE In litho- flk eraphed colors is also mailed free. ~ Wrlto for it. If you wish samples, i send 8c. stamp. Matting samples also mailed for Be. All Cnrpeta aewed ( free tills month and frelglit .paid on 90 purchases and over. | $7,45 buys a raside-to-your-meaa- uro All-Wool Cheviot Suit. exprcssacro prepaid to your station. Write for frel cata- |k logue and samples. Address 1 (exactly as below), ' JULIUS HIKES SON, 1 Depl. 909. BALTIMORE, MD. JOB PRINTING -SUCK AS -- HANUBILT.S, CLllOULAltS, J l A J S U I J M . h S , U l l t C U L A U S , DlJIlj-Uj, JlltUUL/VHS, DUlIiLrt, 01KOULA1W. HILL1IEADS, UlLLllEAUS, UII.UIEADS, HIM.HKADS, lilLLHUADS, L K C A T j POUMK, I j K t i A l , FOU1US, L K C A I , KUllJIS, I . K K A L KOUMiS, L K U A I . l-'OUMS C A R D S ( ' A KPN, c: A u !;·!, CARP;-, __ _« TICK UTS, T I C K UTS,, TIOli.'CTS, T LUK UTS, A N D AI,[. K I N D S OY IMM1N A N D F A N C Y P L A I N A N D F A N C T 1'LAIN A N D V A N O Y PLAIN AND FANCY 1M.A1N AND F A N C Y .TOIMVOKK J O B "\V011K .K) li AVOUK JOB -VVOKlv J01J AVOHK KXKUUTUD WITH N K A T N K S S A N D DISPATCH N MAT MUSS A N D DISPATCH N I C A T N I 5 S S A N D IM.Sl'A'NJK CLEARING OUT SALE! fin 1 Uic next thirty cluy.s, lo make room (by the cfinnitiff season, I will olTor nt G1JEATIA" KEDUCEt) 1'IUCES about $3,800 WORTH OF-CARRIAGES, Dearborns, Spindle and Farm Wagons, Vtirm Implements, Plows, Harrows, Corn Harvesters, Mnmiro Spreaders, Wheel liases, ami fine Disc Harrows with the latest improvements. Ixip Dustors.jHorso I'ovurs HIM! Fly Nets. 47 SETS OF LIGHT BUGGY HARNESS" Al'VLV AT W. H. MURPHY'S Warehouse aud Store-Rooms, Farming-ton, Dol. If nil inc-n werobnilt alike tailors might emu-lulu n point lo tlic clothier. Bnl us no two men uro oxnclly similnr Clothing inatle lo order is the only way lo ohLivin n perfect fit. Tl is oiir aim lo innko Clothing tlml is satisfiintoj-y, in qnnlity, lit, anil \vorkinnn- sliip. P.y giving strict ntlention to llie meiisiii-ing nncl cutting wr oblnin results lluiltirfl jilunsing to our patrons EASTOX, MARYLAND, THE EVE Or HEFI WEDDING. Hii".]i! Let s.-.o !ji Ii :ny Imj'Dfnosy, A llUlts \vlilk. lot grief hold tivny, And swcot»ia«H blend wit It lilMorni^*: Befoi-o I i;vo myself awuy. Soon, Kon, must p:iss forovi'nnoro Tlio HI-OUCS of eld. Now ]«itlis I ol)oos», Oh, let Hie count niy ti-uatmi-L'S oVir, TliDt, \vlnnliiH lovo's ilvllghtd, I loso! Dcnr hornet How nil H.s nooks nna frees Ucyal] my c]iillluLd's joyfi and toai-fl, Jlixcrt wild lininnrlal incnu'iicc Of (wo7i1y tianciull, triiii.su'nt yoai-n, Fnmlllfir wjiunl.-i of birds iintl Ijcus On qmninri- cTonlngs fnir nnd Htill, Sut to Ihu iniiklc of (ho lim-'/o Or twilight tlnlclinu of tho rilll O bnlibllnj/ liriKilt. O tltirlinfi ^l;nlo, , Olil r.lmivli le.side tluiin imi-icnt yow, Where oft my cliihlt-.li feet liavo strayed, 1 hid 7011 nil a last, ndloul ' Doin- simple nouls, HO Htnncli mid trno, In cottnsc tininn,, o'er hill nnd doll, A disbint lioiiKi is mine! Tn you And yours I bid n In^b fnrinvoll] A Inst fnvoivclll Though nil anprar P:ii-b of uij- very liring's wliole, Linked with my wliole l i f u ' n Kojourn here, Knl( « cncl) fiber of my MJU!. Linlicxl \vlth tho golden dreaniH of youth And all its r.'iy anil gladsome things, TChi'ii childhood's iiinoecnt-c nnd t r u t h Lotit to each buoyant ilay its wings. My father sinik'b nnd chido-i in The tuais my mother's love lets fall. My sister's hocirt Is wrung \rl(h pain-Goodby I I soon must loavo yon nil. This little hour 1 give to grief. Will) tender thoughts mliin oycs nrn wet. 1 nlinost 50t'm to tind vrhef In remlnlsconco nnd rogrctl Ono llttjo hoiu-l My woman's eyes With waniriB childhood's dcwa nrodlm. Away I Love enllsl 1 must nrise And unstcn forth nnd follow him I -- J. Hiitl:ion in Chambcra' Journal. THE SPANISH MAIN. GUI- matu in tho Caspian, Mr. Barclay, used to tell of tho following ud- vouture. I havo sometimes thought that ho possessed a talent for embellishing, aud do not, therefore, vouch for Its truth. But I havo beeu oarof ul to "nothing extenuate, nor aught set down to malica" '' When I was on my first voyage in tho whaler Marion, I got infected, like many other young fellows, with tho dc- fiiro to run away and try iny luck elso- whcro. I could not lot well enough alone, though I belonged to a good ship and was well ti't.'atcd. And I listened to the scduotivo glories of Tom Babsou, an adveiiturnv, \vlio had led a hai-uni Kcarum life, hnoclcitig alwut in tho Pacific and iu tho various ports on the Mpani:0) lu.iin, till I convinced myself tliat-\vvwcro ;i much abased ship's com- pitjij- mid Hint liny cJtango \vould bo for Uio botter. "While lying iit the port of Payta, iu Pta'u, wo got acquainted oil shore with tiomo seamen -holonging to a ten gun brig called tho. Tres Amigos. Sho was fitciitg out to goandiiijhtRoniobody --I never know ox:ictly wlio, for these South American ronublica worn always in a row. I thing they hardly know themselves what it was all about. But there was change nnrV adventure in it, at any rato, and Tom and I laid a plan to desert from tho Mimon and get a couple of doubloons advance by enlisting in tho cruiser. "At various times during our stay we contrived 1 to smuggle nearly all our clothes on shore and loft them with a shark called Scotch Jock, who kept a little piilguorin, or grogshop, and tho last liberty day that wo were to have wo left tho ship in tho morning, not intending to return to her. " Wo went to the rendezvous where they shipped men for the brig and found, much to onr disappointment, that the wages were not so largo as had boon represented and that only one doub- 'loon would t» advanced us instead of two. "I began to perceive that all that glittered in a beach combers' story was not gold, but %vo had gono so far that wo disliked to turn back, and wo should hardly bo ablo to got our clothes back from Jock, for his object was to havo us desert and spend our advance money in his tavern. "So Tom. Babsou proposed that we should not ship immediately to tho Peruvian man-of-war, but hide away until tho Mariou hurt gone to sea and then take our ohaucc of souiethiug better. Wo could at alloveiits take up with tho offor of the rendezvous as a last resort. 1 'There was no occasion for us to hide away boforo nightfall, for our leave lasted until sundown, so wo wore cruising about hail fellow woll mot with other seamen through tho day. I took good caro to keep sober, but my oom- rado drank so freely that ho was stretched out in Scotch .look's back room before the day's leave was up, quite Oblivious of everything. Of course ho was. no company for me, and indeed I was' fast getting disgusted with him and his plan. "When tho boat camo in for the liberty men at sunset, 1 got out of sight, whoro I could reconnoiter, and saw ono after another of my shipmates go. down and take their places, in her. Ifolt'lono- ly enough to set my sober second thought to work, and tho result was I determined to stick by tho Marion and let Toiu Babsou go his own reckless road. Had ho Itopt himself sober and been with mo at that moment to usa his iu- fluonco I might havo seen things in u very different light. ' 'The boat 11 as iu the very act of pniiliing oil" when, obeying the voico of this bettor tuigul, I ran shouting down tho pier. Tho officer waited for me and as I jumped in said: 'All on hand but .To)n Babsou. Whoro is h'u? Docs anybody know?' "I alouo know, but though I had ro- pentcd my own foolishness I had no idcu of turning informer. So-Toiu was left behind, and the iioxt morning a now hand was shipped in his stead. Of couvso when we got to sea I was obliged to go to the captiiin to draw more clothing from the slopchost, but I never told the whole story, aud lie only reprimanded mo as n foolish, improvident folloiv for having sold all my traps in port and spcut the money. "I was better contented onboard now that I had not Tom's influence at work to mako mo otherwise. Wo were very lucky iu taking whales, and in a year afterward wo anchored atTumbez, with a full ship, aud, after taking iu our ·wa- ter, went up to Paytn to enjoy our liberty and refit for tho passage home. I hod almost censed to think about Torn, and had no thought of finding him thero, nioi'o than in aiiv other nart ot the world, knowing his lifo to bo that of i) mere adventurer. "But olio diiy, while strolling nbonfc, 1 passed what I took to be a prison or gujirdhouse, where a sentry was pacing back and forth, when I heard niy name called from a loophole. "I stopped in astonishment mid stared at a face pressing np against tho opening, which I (lid-iiot at once recognize. " ' Who is it that knows me?" I asked. " 'Don't you remember your comrade, Tom Babfcoii:" "I walked uji to tho loop to push my hand in, but die seutiuel interposed-p. little, insignificant looking Cholo, as tho half Spanish, half Indian is called on tho coast. I took his measure at a glinice; a few Spanish words whispered, and, moro yet, a few silver reals displayed to liisavaricious-gaze, aud the coast was clour. "IIo ovc'ii hinted to mo that.if I would puts round to another pigeonhole ou the other side I could talk with tho prisoner without being observed, and ho himself would not bo compromised'with his superior olllcer. I was not slow to take tho hint, and after a shako of the baud, in which I could feel half that I had to say, Tom told me his sad story, peeping through the little loop like a ' posjloftico clerk. "He-had, it seems, waited aud searched iu vain for 1110 after ho got over his revel, uutil he was satisfied that-1 must have gone to sea. in tho ship, when he took charge of tho two stocks of clothing, which were transferred to Scotch Jock's hands for liquor and board. "A few days were · sufficient to wear out his welcome there. "He was forced, after all, to ship in the Tres Amigos, man-of-war, and the landlord got the lion's share of tho nd-. vunco doubloon. "Tom was soon convinced that the Peruviau naval service was not what it had been described, aud he, aa woll as several other English adventurers, was heartily sick of his bargain and doter- miucd to back out of it at the first opportunity. "So, having been sent inshore on some sort of spy service under tho command of a youug middy, thoy took charge of the boat themselves, put tho officer on tho beach and started down the coast to locward. Bnt not daring to show themselves at any town on ,the main'they managed to get a smaU stock of provisions at 'an out of ,tho way placo and headed her off'for'the Galapagos-islands. "After many stnuigo adventures and dreadful sufferings' they lauded there, and, as might be expected, they soon- became scattered, joining different ships. Tom had boc-ii in half a dozen vessels during a year's tiuio, and feeling quite safe had come ashore in Payta a few days buforo from a coasting craft "in which ho was employed. He had'hardly lauded when ho was recoguized by one Of' t'ho former officers of. tliejnan-of-war. Ho was arrested' aiid tried'by a!hasty" court martial, where the little middy, himself was brought, forward, and, glad enough for this cliaiico for revenge, swore to Tom's identity. ' "Ho was at ouee found guilty of having mutinied, deposed his superior offi- 1 cor, laid violent bauds upon him'-and turued him ashore in a hostile territory.- All this was true, of course, but until then Tom had hardly understood tho enormity of his offense, which -had seemed to him. a mere sailor's freak..'He- was sentenced to death. " 'Next Monday,' said'he, 'I am to'be' led out at snnriso, stood up .in tho corner there at tho angle of the wafrond shot by a platoon of these Oholo scare-, crows. Heaven have meroy upon mo, for I have had none upon myself and have found none at · the'- hands of my judges.' "You may imagine how I congratulated myself that I had'been-so suddenly led to think better of our mad-scheme and to return;to rnyidnty oniboard-the Marion. But what could I say to com-' fort my misguided · shipmate? In three days, for it was then Friday morning,' ho would bo put to death. There was'no hope of'pardon or reprieve "But tho second mate, after hearing my story, entered into' the thing heart aud sonl. It was too bad to sea an old shipmate made a target, of in th»t manner, he said, by a crowd of human mon- koys, like these Cholos, and-by a little management and a few_ dollars used in bribes he thought he might.save Tom' from his fate and run him off the beach. He weut ashore with me tho same evening, aud we managed anbth'er"interview with .the prisoner at hi_s pigeouhole and- cheered him up with a hope of deliver- auco, giving him some idea, top, of our plan of effecting it, that he might be prepared to act in co-operution. '' Wo smuggled a ceil of rope '· ashore ou Sunday aud concealed it in a pile of rubbish convenient to the place whero It was to be used. Wo were stirring early on tho morning appointed for the execution and lauded with a picked crew before daylight. No particular notice was taken of our movements, as -we were supposed to have been impelled by a natural curiosity to see the man shot, and wo mingled with tho other spectators without suspicion, 1 keeping 1 'always near each other, however, and ready to communicate by signals agreed upon. "We .saw Tom led forth from the guardhouse by a lilc of the soldiers and marched across tho yard to tho place of exccutiou. Hero he stood up liko a man' who had nerved himclf to meet his death without, fjiuchiug, nu'd as ho braced himself against tho mud wall in the' corner his calmness extorted admiration from his jailers. "We could hear what was said,, for tvc hud now rallied our whole, force at tho same anglo of the wall on the outside, whero wo woro making our, preparations cntiroly unobserved, tho wholo of tho attention of, t.h"c spectators boiug engrossed by what-way going forward inside. "Sunrise was the time fixed for tho execution to take placo, but with a'ro- fhiciiK'ut of cruelty worthy of Peruvians ho had been.brought out and led to his, post an hour before that time. . ; "This circumstance, however, was favorable for onr project, as it wns now · just on the gray of the morning, between daybreak and full daylight. "Tho Cholo officer and his file of men withdrew to the other side of tho yard. after haviug sot poor, Tom up, for a tnr- gct, its ouo might say. Tho 'flriug.party had not yet oomo on tho ground, aud now was our time. , . j "Tho wall at the auglo whoro the condemned man stood was about niuo feet high, so that his guards had no fear of his being able to climb it when thoy fell back nud left him there, but thoy little dreamed what was going ou on riic Other sido of it. We woro able tn oor-.- miinicuto in low tones through u chink or crack, and Tom, watching a favora- "blo opportunity, gave the word in a whisper, 'Now.' "At the signal tho ropo, with n bowline knot of suitable size ready tied at the end, was tossed silently over tho wall. In tho dusky morning twilight this operation could not bo seen by (he soldiers or by tho spectators who had gathered on the opposite side of tho in- closuro. Tom, whoso hands had been left free in deference to his own request aud sheer admiration of his supposed courage to meet his fato like a hero, slipped thobowliuo down over his body, and placing himself as in a'boatswain's chair' ho gave tho signal by a slight jerk. "Our whole souls, as it may be supposed, were in the muscles of our arms, and his slight jerk was responded to by ouo which lifted him into the air as if ho had been ti child. His hands grasped tho top of the wall; and quicker than a flash, ,it seemed, he was over and dropped among his shipmates. " 'Caramba!' was tha exclamation from the guards as they caught a glimpse of his form against tho sky over tho' wall. '' Stupid half breeds as they were, they rushed to tho spot to assure themselves that ho was really gone and then rushed back again. But meanwhile tho word had sprung among the lookers on, and many were ahead of the soldiers in tho pursuit. As they had a considerable circuit to make before thoy could oven see tho scene of our operations wo had time for a good start and made the most of it. 3Vo had made straight for our boat, which wo had taken care to have all ready for a start on the iustaut, the oars being 'peaked' in tho rowlocks and a 'boy loft in her tO'keep her Off from tho lauding place. He did bis duty like all .the rest, and,-each mau dropping upon 'his own thwart as ha arrived, a vigorous shove sent her well uudor headway before the howliug crowd of pursuers .reached tho waterside. " 'Give way, my ladsl' said the second mate, wild with excitement. " 'The captain will have to give mo up again if you take me aboard,' said ·the condemned man. . '" 'Nofhel: -The foretopsail is loosed now,. and , ho got his clearance papers last night. We'll bo under way for homo before th'ese ' Cholos get their eyes 'fairly openl' : . . "The firing platoon · at this moment turned, a-corner, coming at a- double quick , pace. They rushed, all out of breath, down the pier and brought their muskets to a'.ready'at · the ordoi of a little bewhiskei-ed oillccr, whoso voice, jerking' out Spanish oaths, seemed the most formidable part of him. "But wo had already a safe oiling, and their bullets rattled harmlessly hi the .water on either sido of us. Several other spattering shots followed, but equally impotent as tho first oues, for 'wo'liad liot'lost n stroke in onr pulling, and 'tho oars were doing their best iu the nervous grasp of trained whalemen. ."Tho Marion was already castiug her head ,seaward when \re shot alougsido, and as the head yards wero braced full she gathered rapid headway. Never was canvas handled 'quicker in'making sail than it. was that iaoraiug by us. Two or three, boats wei^ GCOXI to. push out in pursuit, 'hiit .th'ey might aa well have saved'their labor and givon up the chase as soou us the sun showed at what a rate we wore leaving them astern. (·,i"That'iWas|.thO'";ueareBt,'-that I ever climb to ruiiiiiug away from a ship, for, .youmiay be euro, tho lessou was not lost ;upon mo: ,1-think-Tom Babsou always gave- the whole Spanish main a wide berth afterward. He would not even ·venture round tho.western Horn again, but shipped for au Indian voyago as soon as we arrived in England."--Exchange. BakeiV Old P«n«. The'questibn has often been asked tiy people who visited junk stores, "Why is it that ouo never finds old bakers' pans iu the junk stores?" A New York -master baker was asked where all the old bakers' pans went to when they had fulfilled their mission. "They' never finish their mission while thoy hold together," ho said. "N.o baker will use a new bread pan if ho can got on old one. In tho first place, a new. bread .pan, shining and smooth,is uot as good a conductor of heat as an old ono with all tho polish rubbed off it For this reason cakes arc hard to cook through in-a now pan without burning them, · -If; the -underside is only cooked, tho cake is usually raw inside. Besides, the cake or bread, when baked in a new pan, sticks ,to it. In the second plu.ce, yon can't get rid of tho smell of tho now tin for tho first baking or two. "Now, an old pan, ou the other hand, cooks tho cake or bread moro quickly and cooks it all through because its dull surface makes it a hotter conductor of heat That is tho reason you never see Did baking pans in the junkshops. Bakers will buy them, no matter how aid thoy ore, in proferenco to new pans.'' --New York Press. Bnllflcht BombMt. "These constant 'victories' won by our friend tho enemy," remarked'the man who hud seen Spain, "remind mo of the herculean labors performed tor public amusement in tho bull ring at Madrid. ·"Tho chief toreador comes out, stalks about the arena, swings' his bright colored draperies and finally, halting bo- fore tho royal inclosuro, puffs up his chest and pounds upon his manly bosom with clinched fltt ." '0 mighty and magnificent potentate, ' he oallls, 'do but cast down tho key, that-I may po and drag from his lair the furious beast! 1 "Then, with great strides, ho passes to a gate, uulocks and opens it. Out comes a puny, measly, bloodless little bull calf that has been kept half starved in a darkened pen to: prepare it for the prowess of tho fighter. Attendants goad the poor, frightened creature through tho usual 'spectacular performance. When the 'furious beast' ought to die, tho toreador slaughters it, and quickly its emaciated body is dragged away. ."'Behold, O.^majcstic monarch 1' shouts the fighter. 'I havo triumphed over tho savage foe of man. I have brought to dust: the raging^'boast, as I will bring all its kind forever.' "Then he parades himself around, while the crowd goes wild vpth dolight. I tell you,'it's'a grandiloquent vocabulary that; keeps things a.-goiug in Spain. At worcVpainting the dous are artists." --New York Sun. A FAMOUS SOUTHERN COIN. A Confederate Ilnlf Dollar, tho Only One 111 Known Existence. Of tho four celebrated Confederate half dollars of 18G1--practically tho onlycoiiis of tho Confederacy--uotmoro thau ouc Is 110 \v.kno\vii to be in existence, ami that is in tho possession of J. W. Scott, the well known coin denier of this city. Ho values it at $1,000. T'IO obvc'irc «icle of l!io coiu in the naiae a-- that of tho silvi-r half dollars of tho i-cjjnliU' mint scries of thut time, with the Goddess of Liberty seated and tho date, 18C1, beneath. The distinctive feature is tho reverse side, for which a new die was struck. la the center is a shield bearing tho stars aiirt bars of tho Confederacy. Tho number of. fitiirs in tho field--seven--represent the seven btaitcs which seceded before tho inauguration of Lincoln, March 4, 1801. A liberty polo is thrust through tho shield and hears on its tip a libeft}' cap. Twined iii-omul the shield, in the form of a wreath, are a Btalk of sugar c;uie and a stalk of cotton. Above'these devices uro the words, '·'Confederate States of America, " and below, them tho denomination of the coiu, "Half Dol." The history of this coin and Its throe counterparts is interesting. In February,-1801, tho United States mint ixt Now Orleans fell into Confederate hands. The Confederate government, then seated in Montgomery, Ala., decided to have some' new dies alado mid to start a. coinage of its own at tho mint. It was determined .to .begin tho series with tho silver half dol)ar. In April Mr. Memmingoi 1 ,'the secretary of tho treasury of the. Confederacy 1 , having issued ii call for designs, selected tho one ubovo described.' .The die was marie "by A. H. Peterson of Now Orleans, and four coins were struck' as specimen pieces, under the direction of Dr. B. F. Taylor, "chief coiuer for tho Coufeder- ato States of America." But the southern government then fonnd that, owing to a total lack of silver bullion, it wan ouo thing to make four specimen coins aud quite another to isaue the money in quantities. The idea was abandoned, and on April 30, 1801, tho mint closed, only u fow days after the sample pieces had bocu mado. ' · : · Tho four coins were distributed to persons who would be most likely to take an interest in thorn. Ouo was sout to tho government, one to Professor Eiddpll of tho University" ofLohisiaua, one to Dr. E: Ames of New Orloiuis, aud thu fourth,, together v L ith i the die, was kupt by Dr. Taylor, who had charge of tho mint when' 'it was struck. This is the coin-which is · how in' this city. About the yir 1879 Dr! Taylor-sold the coin iiud-tlie dig, to Air. Scott.-jThe latter in turn d'spo,=i:d of tho coin throe or four ycai-rf 'afterward at a public auction iirNcw -V-oi-k' for $870i Tcn"y"ears ago tho collection of Avliich it formed a part was offered for yale. Mr. ; Scott:bom;ht the rara old piece back and has owned it ever since. One of tho other coins, probably that which was sent to'tho Confederate government In 1801, came into, the possession of 'Jisfferpon'Duivis.' 'After the wnr Mr. Scott wrote to Mr. Davis asking him if he still owned tho piece. Mr. Davis replied in a letter, which Air. Scott still has, that* the coin ^WHS taken from him when he was -c'liptured on May 10,' 1805, together with many other things that he owned,' mid t'hat ho hud never hoard of it afterward.'''Up to the present its whereabout* is 'not known. Of 'the other two coins there is 110 definite trace, although i one was reported to bo in Now Orleans in, 1882.--Now York Tribune. , Escaped an Avalo»eh«, .; "Was you ever in the track of on avalanche?" asked A. P.. Squires, a pioneer Alaskan.' Every one 'remained silent, evidently believing' 'that their presence there was ample proof of tho negative sort. . "If you haven't been," continued Mr. Squires, ' r you have missed 0110 of tho most thrilling experiences'of life. In 1893 I got mixed np with' ouo and miraculously escaped with, my lifo on Chilcoot pass." "Can you, tell when they are coming?"' chimed in one of his listeners. "Well, I.should say yes. You all im- agiuo from 1 descriptions . how a cyclone sounds in tho distance? A landslide is a thousand time's more horrible. Tho first you'notice is 'a Itirid of a .trembling of the earth. Then' In a'short tinie you bear a roar resembling distant thunder, that seems to become loudorat intervals of eight or ten seconds. Louder and louder it gets, until it' is right on you, and then it seems to ·come'with a crash that cannot bo . described.. - The only thing to do is to hunt safety on an opposite side of tho gulch, and oven then, if it is possible to get out'of' ; the'way, tho concussion is liable to-precipitate a slide on tho other side,-.Jt jnst sweeps a mountain clean of everything tliat gets in its way."--Denver Times. ( The Oldwt Pottfti: 8y*t«m. v We find the first'recorded postal system in the Persian empire.-uuder Cyrus tho Elder.^but it'is blear that Borne, of all tho ancient states, possessed tho best organized system of transmitting- letters through its numerous provinces. All along tho great Roman roads houses wore erected at'a distance of five or six miles from each 1 other/'At each of these stations 40 horses woreicoustnutly kept, and by the help of , the,relays it was eusy to travel 100 miles m,i^ dixy. These services were intended for tho state only, it being imperative to secure tho rapid interchange .of .official .communications., . ,' i ' -·! !l!., .' In tho time of Julias Cajsar the system was so well organized thaVof tayo Iftters tho jrioat'soldier wrote' from Britain to Cicero at · Rome 'the one reached its ilestinatiou . in 30 and tho other in'28 days. Private citizens had to trust to'tho services of 'slaves, and it is not till the end of tho third century that wo hear of the establishment of ft postal system for private parons by the emperor .Diocletian, but how long this system remained history does not say. lluvclatlouH to tlie Landlady. "Mrs. Biscuit, will you lend mo your hammer?" , "Hammer? What for, "Bobby?" "Why, papa said-we couldn't keep anything in thiu .house .unless tt.wM nailed down.,'.'--Detroit FrwvPress. Ostriches, which 1 are supposed to' flour- fch only in' very watfm climates, 'havo been raised successfully in southern HUBS'!;, tho feathers being of good quality nud the birds healthy. IN £V SPA PERI JEWSPAPERf

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