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Some four thousand yards of Percale will be soldjhere to-morrow, probably, before the sun sets, possi?
bly before noon, according' to the weather. The cloth is equal to any 12 l-2c. Percales in the city. The
patterns are good, the assortment large. They are full yard wide. Lengths are from 1 3-4 yards to 8 yards
each. Suitable for Boys' and Ladies' Shirt Waists, Ladies'Wrappers, Childs' Dresses and the like. The
sale will probably bring-5,000 buyers here. Never was equal cheapness seen in this store.
notions cheap & why
Iipto Is how wo save and why al?
most every little tiling you tuivo to
buy Is cheaper hero. Notions itre
bought ii whole case of a thine of n
kind .it a lime. Near nine hundred
running feel of shelving oil the third
floor Is tilled with reserve stock of no?
tions alone. Pins, Buttons, Dress
shields. Soap. Buir and Tooth Brushes.
Dress Braids? everything ol that sort
Is bought by the whole ease from the
maker on this or the other sale of the
sen In order lo save so that the store
Can undersell and still malic a litt lo
Bine Odors conic hern In great dem
llohns. You could take a bath In Crab
Apple. White ItOSO or Violet. )l would
bo costly, though. Herii are some
proofs of how cheap a big store can
bnv and does soil.
1,500 dozen While Pearl Buttons, *\
fine, were picked up, advertised last j
Week at 10-. for a card of two dOZeil. j
Sotiio twelO hundred or nioro dozen
Vent. There are enough of size ia |
llgnn left to last a day or so. Come
Fine Four Bow Tooth Brushes, reg- i
Ular 25c. ones, uro by a chance while I
a Special lot lasts, 12c. each.
A fair sized piece of Chamois Skin
is 5c.; u larger one, 10c.
Button Hooks, 8-Inch ones, with big
ro>>. wooii handle, Be.
Tracing Wheels are each, 5c.
Stockinet Dress Shields, three sizes,
usually 10c, tiro here, Do. a pair.
eh. Looncn'ti French Hair Brushes,
renl line bristles, oliv,, wood backs, are
60c. The ordinary store gels 75c. for
Men's size Brushes, same as above,
are here, only 33c,
New mid beautiful garter web, frill?
ed, silk ivntre, 12',?c a yard. This In
hello, gold, black and cardinal com?
Good square Rubber Erasers, With
beveled end, 1c. Pilch.
B. F. Brown's French Dressing, for
ladies' and children's shoes. Sc. a bot?
Full Whisk Brooms, metal trimmed,
'.Rig Blrawherry Emeries, r,c.
Be Bage's Liquid Glue, lOe.
"Mendsall," for mending glass, chi?
na, leather?every!hing almost except
broken heart.:. Will stand hot water,
Large box Mourning Pins. 3c.
Nickel Safety Pius, protected points,
all sizes, jc. a dozen.
Culm Pius, large size, Sc.
Pill Books, 3c. Brass Pins, 2c. a
Bhl Curlers, large size, EC. package.
Corsel Steels, white and blnck, 5
Ladles' Frilled Elastic Side Hoso
Supporters, 10c. a pair.
COO page Tablet Paper. 5c.
Half pound package Octavo Writing
Paper, 5c. Envelopes, lc. a package.
21 sheets line Paper, all thus, with
envelopes to match, lOc.
Staff Old's and Dav'd'-s Ink, 3e.
Bens, all makes 6c. a dozen.
Lead Pencils, all makes, on depart?
ment store small margins.
Gentlemen's Bill Books, Burses and
1 "mens* wear.
Two new things In Sweaters. Bet?
ter than over seen here In the past.
Fine Worsted, turtle neck, dark red
and navy, 81.25. The other particular*
ly line, laced at neck with silk, stand?
ing collar, dnrk red and navy, with
white stripes on collar and at bottom.
These probably almost as line as
Swcators come, ar<j $2.oo.
Men's Shirts, second six hundred lot
within month, .and melting away.
While bodies of the very finest mus?
lin, pure linen bosoms. It does not
seem possible that n belter shirt can
be made til any price. Of course there
Is but d shadow of profit on them, but
the selling of such a shirt at 50c. Is n
great advertisement for the store. The
proof of this Is the way they go, and
tho new buyers who say they have
heard of the bargain In shirts.
103 dozen Men's Seamless Imported
fast black Half Hose lold about last
week. Sixty dozen liavo been sold.
They are -i0 gauge, and many men
have paid double for Uiqin, so no won?
der they go, 12'.>jc. a pair.
Men's Four Ply Linen Collars and
Cuffs, in every style, are sold hero
regularly a third below the market.
They are all they should be, except the
name. If there was an E and W on
l hem. they would bo double the price.
People no longer careto pay for names,
SS the fad that thirty six hundred of
these collars and cuffs will go In a
week or two proves. Collars, 3 for
25c. Cuffs, ISV&c. a pair.
A pair of Suspenders. 10c. These are
brass trimmed, have round elastic ends
?are a satisfactory Suspender.
Men's Trunks. Valises, Hags, Steam?
er Trunks, Dress Suit Cases are here
In full assortment. Men who come
here save largely on these.
Ladles' Two Clasp Dressed Kids,
new cliades, go on sulo to-morrow ut
75c.* a ouir. ?
Ladles' Kid Gauntlets for street,
shopping, bicycling, driving, dark
tans and reds, special, 49c.
Undressed Gauntlets are now C9c.
ladies' neckwear. .
Fickle fashion -has bid band' bows
goodbye. Nothing but liuffs are to be
word by the elect. Full new lllius are
here. Satin, 50c.; White lawn and cord?
ed pique beauties, 19c.
Boys' Blue Denim Brownie Overalls,
with apron. These made just like
workmen wear?are the Cutest thing
seen In years. Buys al play save their
clothes when these arc worn?all sizes,
here is a gift.
Clip out and present this cou?
pon at the TOILET ARTICLE
Counter on Wednesday next, be?
tween 0-und 11 in the morning
nnd a sample cake of Colgate's
famous Vioris Soap will be
given you. It Is worth coming
Noto thnt Backer's Tar Soap
?a 25c. article?Is on sale here
all the time, and In any quanti?
ty at 15c. n cake.
One lot of Ladles' Lisle Thread Hose
eoes on sale Monday, which should
bring every lady here.
Fifty dozen llermsdorf black, four
dozen tan?some are plain, some drop
stitch. We look for a rush and a quick
ending of lot, for the price Is only
25c. a. pair.
ostrich boas down.
Down nnd out goes feather wear.
Ostrich Collars go so: The $3.00 one::,
$1.50 now: long Ostrich Boas, I1', yard,
$5.00, down from $8.00; 810.00 unes now
f7.00: the $ir..00 ones, $10.00 now.
CoqtIO Blume l'oas at even greater
reductions to close, Short ones ana
only lie. each now.
The new spring importation of Em?
broideries Is ready. Surpassing value
Is here. You will be surprised when
you see tly> pricing on these dainty
Embroideries?you never saw such be?
fore?5c, isc, 10c, 12'jc. 15c, 17c, 18c,
22c. and for very elaborate cues, 25c.
100 Gloria Umbrellas, natural bandies,
paragon frames, steel rod, 20-inch.
Every thread cotton but twilled and
look exactly like union silk. So good
that they will be gone if you don't
step lively, ?'Jc *
? art novelties.
White enamel Photo Frames, with
glass. Under the glass a mat of
stamped linen which Is lo lie embroid?
ered. This the second lot, tho UrSt
went like the wind.
Now Laundry Bags of white cotton
hop sacking; stamped in gay colors
for embroidery, ate.50c; duck ones,
black stamped, 25c
New Stamped Centre Pieces, 4c, 5c,
Sc.. 10c. and 12'/jC.
New Cotton Tapestry Table Covers,
colored wash linen fringe, colored
stamping, 25c. 371&C nnd CUe.
Behling and Bllilncrd and Arm?
strong's Embroidery Silks'?every
ibadc made and every style. Silkatecn
for crocheting, 5c. a ball. O. N. T.
Crochet Cotton. The art worker's cor?
ner is full of new fancies.
Skirt Patterns of cream noting Hah
nel, side band of graduated woven
stripeti, erochrtcd edge. Befctusc a lot
of a thousand wen- picked up at a
price, arc 19c. each.
Bright, the Jewelry counter, with the
Jeweled Gate Tops for shopping
bags, STVtc., 08c. and S9c.
GorgCOtlt Jeweled Hat Bins, 10c, 25c
and 50c. Sterling silver, 25c. Jcwehd
Belts In great assert iner t, 25c. 75c,
SOc., $1.00 and $!.<>0. Mc-titl not i-w. 1
Cd; 25c. Black Silk Bella with jew.ded
buckles, 25c., roc. and $1.00, Silk
Elastic Bells, jeweled buckles, wholly
new, thise, S9d. and ?1.00.
. new hassoqks.
Large Hassocks of velvet and Brus?
sels carpet, 33c. each.
a quilt bargain.
White Bed Spreads, lnrge size. Mar?
seilles patterns, hemmed, ready for
use. Few ever better nt $1.50?none
so good we think at $1.25. These $1.00,
and a day or two should end the lot.
They can be seen lu window. Come
and feel them.
to the knowing.
J. k J. Cash, ready to use ruffling
and frilling?sold - slowly because cost?
ly, and sold by the box. Tho buyer
s-a'd will keep no more?marked them
al out half and said cut them If ask
j cd. The knowing, those who want lino
things at half worth, will clean this'
lot out to-morrow.
novelty in purses.
Absolutely a novelty in Lndles'
I Burse and Card Cnse. New shape,
new and good clasp, very line leather
I In b.lack and some new shades, rich
I heavy mountings"' of sterling silver,
81.00 each. New Combination Purse,
; 50c. New speclai In Purses at 25c. Is
Hnrlburt's Westminster Bond, Old
, English; Inverness, Royal BelfaslrLIn
; en. Royal Crystal Bond, Crackly and
Crinkly parchment like paper and cn
! velopos in Mower like shades. The
i sw< II sort that staL'oners sell, but dif?
ferently priced, it Is here u box but
Nothing is mentioned except it Is
out of tho ordinary, 100 dozen White
Hemstitched All Linen Huckaback
Teds, 25c. each.
50 dozen Hemmed, AU Linen Towels,
M0 dozen large I > imc.sk Towels, all
linen, knotted fringe. 25c each.
3 nleCOJ blenched Satin Table Da?
mask, .vie. Worth 03c. 5 p'.coes at 75c.,
worth tic. and :! pieces in particularly
choice patterns and of very flno qual?
ity, $1.00 a yard.
Full lines of Tablo Linens in stock,
said by Judeos to bo below tho market,
25c, 29c, 37Vic. 39c, 50c. 62^c. and 76c
Extra special In Turkey Bed Damask
at 25c. a yard.
Hug? Turkish Towels, thought to bo
good value at 25c, aro by chance hore,
12\iiC. Soon eoiie, those
The fine 40-lnch White Lawn bought
In case lots and sold heretofore, thou?
sands of yards yearly, at 12&o., Is un?
til further notice, 10c. ayard. A reduc?
tion of 25 per cent, on a staple like
this suggest prompt and liberal buy?
Three special offerings of throe cases
White Check Muslin below tho market;
6c, 8c. and 10c. a yard.
Novelty In White Corded Plquo for
skirts and waists; 20c. a yard.
40-lnch Striped border Apronotto, finer
than any shown at the price, B%c a
Ingrain Druggets are hero below tho
Ready made Curtains of dotted and
striped whlto Swiss. The stuft by tho
yard, 10c. and 12%c
cloaks and capes.
You would think these could not bo
sold, but they aro selling fast. Poo- .
plo cannot resist such prices. Ladles'
and Children's Coats of this scason'3
make are half and less. Ladles' Fur
Capes, good any time, are samo way?
$45 Capos aro $20 now; lower priced
ones aro down proportionately.
Shirt Waists, deslrablo patterns In
fine percale waists. Thcro were 1,170
of these $1.25 waists picked up at a
price and placed on salo at 39c. each.
There arc enough to last two or threo
days possibly, although some days
hundreds go. No ono In Norfolk over
saw Shirt Waists so cheap.
New Fancies in Shirt nnd Silk
Waists?will be on sale to-morrow..
Separate Dress Skirts. New ready
made Spring Suits. Ladles' and Chil?
dren's Muslin Underwear; Childs" Jean
and Knitted Waists. On all these, in?
teresting selling is going on here.
ft MYSTERY OF TEXAS
One of (lie SlriMesi Characters That Ever
Struck tho Lone star State.
JOHN CARUEN'S MOST SINGULAR LIFE
I.mi! lor the PtirpoHO nf An I mi o < I in;
nod Mystifying TtlOHe About Him ?
Built nnu or itiu SI on i lien nt Hut
II onset in America To-day-II is
Princely Gills to Ills Employes).
(San Saim (Tc.\.) Correspondence Globe
In the mountains on tho frontier of
Toxrts one hears of strange characters.
Bold and daring inert com* here to make
fortunes, others come to escape from the
memory of their misfortunes, and others
In search of adventure. No one ever
know what brought Urn man I'nrloen to
tho San Saha. lie was a mystery, and
almost his every act was clouded in mys?
tery from the hour that he sol hi- bro
gan shoes into the black mud of Mennrd
ville until one line clay, ten years later,
when he bid his cowboys farewell, and
they said as tho -taue disappeared over
the hills to San Antonio: "There goes
the strangest character that ever struck
Mr. Carloen was a Frenchman, betray?
ing his nationality in the pronunciation
Of the score or more English words ho
had picked up on the road from New Or?
leans to the prallten of the Lone Star
Stau-. Win 11 ho appeared for the lir.-:
time in the street .1' the little frontier
vill ige where lie afterwards became so j
well known, ho was dressed as.-u common j
laborer, smelting a short plp? and can led .
a stout stick. The cowboys lounged
about he Hrlndle Sic or Saloon sized him
up and rendered a verdict that n go d
average Jon of sheep-herding would just ;
about til the degree of tciiucrfootedness |
that was manifested in his language, |
manner and carriage. After a tew mo- j
ments' conversation the wink? that wi e
exchanged between ili<. loungers Indicated
the superior satisfaction thai tley < .\|ieri
eticcd over the correctness of their judg?
ment, but their organs of vision wore
suddenly expanded beyond all capacity,
for the nowconii r, with little c. r? 1 ?
mid few word-. Invited the whole crowd
to refresh themselves nt (lie bar of tin
Dlindle Steer. He did nol want a job of
herding Blieop, and he began to ask 1 1
tlons as to wages and about the price of
lambs and owes and ram', while lb. bar
keeper w:is giving him change for the
big yellow doubloon that In had s Ic I
from a. handful of loose coins io 1 iij fi r
the drinks. Something lilt' respectfulness
on the uart of the crowd toward the
stranger, which had succeeded the ? urios
Ity ho had aroused, grew Into admiral! :i
when Mr. Carloen nccidentally di ipp d u
silver-mounted rovoh er from his coat
pocket and carelessly picked it lip with
the Indifference of an old plainsman, All
were apparently eag< r 10 answer in
qucstions and giant him Information up?
on every subject with such promptness
and pleasure as to please the Frenchman
Carloen lounged about tho hole) for
several days, getting acquainted with the
people and making himself Immensely
fiopular by his liberality People thought
t rather strange that such a man would
go off Inlo the mountains to herd sheep
for WO per month, but those who were
most Intimate with the Stranger said that
they thought that he simply wanted to
learn the business. There were others,
however, who did not licBlldte to express
tho opinion that the Frenchman was a
stage robber, and thai lie had come out
Into tho mountains to hide.
Mr. Carloen soon demonstrated that he
was not a slow man. 1 le" developed and
executed his plana with the rapidity that
distinguished the greatest of all or his
countrymen. While everything about him
appeared to bo shrouded In mystery, he
acted as if in> had nothing to conceal. Ho
appeared to live for tho purpose of ns
toundliifi und mystifying those who wore
watching him. In the course of eight or
ten days the news came 10 town that the
mysterious B'rorichman, after a few days'
herding, had expressed himself as being
tired Of following the flock for wages. He
had purchased jo.ooo head of sheep ami
paid for them In good San Antonio paper,
so tlie story ran. Next- ho bought the fa?
mous -Los Florelas grant, and soon after?
ward Mr. Car loch came to town, confirm?
ing till these stories and making arrange?
ments to put a barbed wire fence around
one of the largest pastures In western
Texas. Could It be possible thai the man
was going (o actually fence (11,000 acres
of land": '1'hls happened back in tho early
70'S, before the cattle kings nnil big syn?
dicates began to string barbed wire
around whole counties. The Frenchman
spent the night in Ronnrdvllle, and long
before sunrise on the next morning he
was on his road to Kan Antonio, accom?
panied by half a dozen cowboys, driving a
herd of ponies In front of them.
Ton days afterward a traveler reported
on tlie San Sahn that an army was mov?
ing across the prairies of western Texas.
It was an army, but an army of labor?
ers, stonemasons, carpenters, painters,
machinists and teamsters. The French?
man was returning with 200 teams and
more than GOO people, Menardvillc went
on a boom, and the Los Florelas ranch,
only ten miles a|.'ay, presented a scene
of bustle and activity which made the
natives stare In wonder and amazement.
Mr. Carleen had leaded hundreds and
thousands of square miles of grazing
la mis, and around all this vest scope of
country he lagan to erect a wire fence,
lie instantly broke ground for the pur?
pose of establishing a honvj place on the
banks of the San Saba. Hundreds of la?
borers were sei to work quarrying rock,
while other hundreds were engaged in
digging for the foundation of hTs house.
It took him two years to complete this
immense structure. It covers in least a
half an acre of ground, and Is live stories
high, and altogether one of the most
beautiful and astounding pieces of archi?
tecture in America to-day. The walls are
of pure white marble, while great col?
umns of bluish granite support n magni?
ficent porch extending around two sides
of the entile structure. Artists came from
Paris io exert llvcir skill on the celling
and walls. During the time that he was
building the plhCU away out here on the
frontier of Texas, Carleen never said a
word of his family, or, for that matter,
a weid of Ills own history. His tongue
ran like a loll-eliipper on all subjects but
one, and that one was Carleen. His |
agents had purchased cattle all over east?
ern Texat'. and :is a consequence at the
end of a y.:ir or more hi' immense estate,
was well stocked. At ilia' (hue ho was
regarded as one of the greatest cattle
nun on the frontier.
'IIa- strange man did not limit his ,.x
Iraordinary Improvements to the pahtco
Hid lie erected. He kept a la ige force in
his (juarrles, and a llttl0 army of ma?
sons wore employed for several years in
building long lines of stone fences. These
structures wire nut erected after the
manner .if such Old tumble-down affairs
a- one often sirs in some of the older
state-. Tin- walls were of solid drcssod
stone, and there were great stone pil?
lars aii.und the entablature, on which
were (railing vims, clusters of graiy.s
and festoons of llowcrs exhibiting in tlie
h'glltost style of art and skill of the
sculptor. Between thciie pillars swung
massive Iron gates. These are not yet
ruins, but hue on the wild hills of San
Sei-, where wolves howl at night and
deer sleep beneath the shade of oaks,
ii.des ,ind m'.hs of th. se magnificent walls
ma', be -i"-n winding over the undulating
prairies and through the green valleys,
while up there on the mountain, stands
white against the western sky that gi?
gantic pile of stone and mortar, of which
no man ecu sn.y whether It Is a monu?
ment io ib.- genius of f iiv of the French?
man Carleen. Ho w.is certainly a great
advantage to this particular part of Tex?
as, p.. brought an abundance of money
Into the country, and he gave thousands
of people employment; As long as he
prosecuted his glgqntlc schemes this was
tho most prosperous portion of the Slate.
At one time more thin IjCOO people were
employed upon the ranch. He kept the
road Open 10 San Antonia, a distance of i
nearly 200 miles, and relays of lion ,m
were established every ten or . ilficeii
miles. He bad a dally mail, and the road '
was filled with tennis hauling supplies
and mnchlncry to tho famous ranch. Crir
leen was Very fund nf the SOClOty of edu?
cated tneh and ucomplishcd woiuen. and
for n long time the big rnnch houue,
which he called the palace of Si. Cloud,
was crowded with people who appeared
to be there in search of pleasure to tho
exclusion of everything else.
tie bnd been pursuing his strange ca?
reer about s.vcn years, living like a
Monte Christo and exciting the wonder of
all Western Texas, as if he were a Cag
llostro In league With the devil, when on,,
rainy evening, just before Christmas, a
bnly descended from the overland stage
In Mehardville. This woman carried a
erueillx in one hand and a Hilda in the
other. She Inquired for Carleen, and
then nsked for a room in which sac
might appeal to Clod undisturbed. On
the next day she went lo tho palace of St.
Cloud, and as she entered one gate Car?
leen went out of the other, lie never
stooped until he was safely ensconced
Inside of the White Elephant In San An?
tonio. He never denied that the little wo?
man was his wife, but that there was
c-ome terrible secret between them which
nearly congealed the man's blood every
time li.. thought of it, and made the wo?
man's face repulsive to him, was beyond
question. He at once plunged Into tho
wildest kind of dissipation, and his best
riders and fastest ponies were kept busy
for two weeks, hearing messages Im t ween
San Antonio nnd the ranch. At length
such mysterious affairs as existed be?
tween the two people were arranged In'
some way, and the little woman return-d
to Qalvcston and sailed for Europe, still
muttering prayer and carrying her eru?
eillx In one hand und her 1 Ii I ?1 ? ? In .the
other. Crom this time on to the end of
bis career in Texas Carleen was never
the same man. lie evidently labored d ly
and night to drive something from his
mind. The great house was crowded with
people who were bent upon pleasure alone
and strange rumors circulated as to
ganu s of cards where not only millions,
but beautiful women were lost and won.
Carleen began to give away money.
lie made one of his neighbors a present
of a huge pastuie and a line herd of
cows. To another he gave a large band
of graded polled Angus steers. To a fav?
orite cowboy he gave a whole drove of
line horses, and at the feet of a beautiful
singer from San Antonia he threw a j
check for $100,000 in gold. The daughter of i
a gamekeeper who handed him a cup of
water from one of his own springs be
rewarded With a build of sheep, lie at?
tended a school exhibition, and at the
close of the exercise he pivscllted each
and every one of the little boys and girls
with a cheek for $S,G04.
During ihe lloodtldo of his prosperity
he had stocked a line park of several
hundreds acres with the rarest specimens
of wild animals from ? very known nook
and corner of Hie glebe. One day. just
before the final crash, when tin: French?
man was In a particular hilarious mood,
he mounted Iiis horse ami invited every
one about Iiis house ai d in the country to
bei)) him slay ihiee zoological specimens.
His guests, hen led with wine, and bis
cowboys, always eager for it frolic, were,
of course, ready for such lino sport. The
slaughter lasted three whole days, ele?
phants, lions, tigers and leopards wet,,
hunted down nnd shot with Winchesters
lo thi' music of hounds and the blast of
bornsi. Heer, antelope and rare birds
were spared, nnd after the royal sport
was end '1 the gates of the park were
thrown open and these annual ? allowed
to i mi wild. There were plenty of peo?
ple who believed that the mysteri?
ous spendthrift had found Howie's fa?
mous lost, sllvwr ni nes of the San Saba.
others thought that lie was gome Euro?
pean prince who had Inherited a limit?
less fortune ami there were others who
tinsisted that the man was caup.ble of
converting the baser metals Into gold, or
else be bid been n great pirate or an old
world bank robber. Toivord the end the
people d'd not care to be intimate with
the strange man. though hundreds were
Indebted to his liberality for their for?
tunes. Carleen realized the situation, and
one day walked oilt of Hie great palace
of St. Cloud and turned Ids hack upon the
country with so little oeremony that ihoso
who knew him best were most astonished.
He stopped In San Antonio loin; enough
to make a firm of lawyers f imlliar with
Ids affairs, He was next beard from In
London In company with n woman of
gia nt beauty, und shonly afterwards'n
few lines Moating abeut In the newspapers
told the story of I ho HUlclde tn the groat
Rnglisk m< tropolls of a rich Toxiiii who
had left millions on deposit in tin- Rank of
England! It was Carloen?John Carleen?
and he died as he lived?M mystery. And
so ended the greatest of all Texas mys?
teries. He came a mystery, lived ten
years In a cloud of mystery, aial disap?
peared in mystery.
PIX.)It I DA'S POCAIIONTAS.
Remarkable Story nu Related by Governor
Rloxham to the l;'ishermen.
(Savannah Morning News.)
Governor W. R. Rloxham Incidentally
related the following legend in his address
welcoming the delegates of the National
Fishery Society to Tampa, Fla., on Thuis
doy, January 20:
"You meet here on th's historic ground,
wiu-r,. the footprints of some to Spain's
greatest cavaliers and Aniot ica's noblest
cnptainH can be traced. Willie it 1- not my
intention io recur to their hi role deeds or
to offer you a cup tilled with the ambrosia
of ancient story, yol there is one romance,
based upon historic fact, associated with
this very spot that 1 feel you will kindly
Indulge should brief reference bo mad.'
??Wherever lit,-? history cf America Is
read the story of Pocahontos Is known.
The romance Is most captivating, and
some of Virginia's most honored sons
trace back a line ige to this daughter of
the forest Rut tlie historic fact that a
similar scene was enact--d on this very
spot three-quarters of a century before
the name of PocnhOlltas wnsi ever lisped
by Kngllsh lips is unknown lo even many
Flortdlnns It was here in 1028, lWelv>j
years In fore He Sotu landed on Tampa
Ray, that .lohn Orte?., a Spanish youth
of ]!>, having bCOli captured at (.'bar AVa
ter, was brought before Hlrrlhugua, tho
stern Indian chief, in whos,. breast was
rankling a vengeance born cf the ill treiit
mcill of his mother by the followers if
?to ill fated Nnrvarcs. Ortea was young
,.nd fair, but tlie cruel chief had given the
orders, and here was erected a gridiron
of poles, and young Orte/, was bound and
stretched to meet the demands of a human
sacrifice. 'I h0 torch whs being applied,
the crackling llames began to gaihOr
strength tor a human holocaust, when lite
stern chiefs daughter threw herself til
her father's feet and Interposed in Ortcz's
behalf. Her beauty rivalled that of the
historic dame whose charms kepi Troy
and Greece ICli years In arms. The soft
language of her soul flowed from her never
silent eyes as site looked up through her
tears and sympathy, Imploring the life of
the young Spaniard.
"Those tears, the ever-ready weapon of
woman's WCk11088, touched the heart of
even the savage chief, and Ortez was for
tii ? time spared,
'.'Rut the demon of evil In n few months
again took possession of Hirrihugua, and
Iiis daughter saw that even her entreaties
would be unavailing, sin- was betrothed
to MllCOSO, the young chief of a neighbor?
ing tribe. Tholr love had been plighted,
thai Hod-given love that rules the savage
"Her loving heart laid her that Ortez
would be safe In Mucoso's keeping. At the
dead hour of night she accompanied him
beyond danger and placed In his hand such
token as Mueoso would recognize.
"Sic acted none too Soon. As the sun
r.'.se over this spot Its rays fell upon the
maddened chief calling In vain for Un?
intended victim of his vengeance. Ilia
rage was such (hat It dried up the wcll
sprlngs of paternal affection and he re?
fused the marriage of his daughter unless
one/, was surrendered. Hut thai Indian
girl, although :t broke, the heartstrlng < f
hope, sacrificed her love to humanity, and
Mncoso sacrificed his bride upon the altar
"Ortez lived to welcome He Koto. Tell
me- aye, tell ihn world? wl.ito a brighter
example of nobler virtue was aver record?
ed! W here in history do you lind more
genuine and more touching illustration of
love, charity and forgiveness?the Very
trinity of earthly virtues and the brightest
jewels of the Christian heaven?
"What a captivating theme this Florida
Pocahoritna should present to the pep of
imagination, picturing this spot then and
to-day associated with romance! rich in
A one-legged knife-grinder In Phila?
delphia has thtlght a Newfoundland
dog to turn his grindstone.
IT CANNOT BE.
it cannot be that he whb made
This wondrous world for our delight,
Designed that all its charms should
And pass forever from our sight;
Tli.it all shall wither anil decay.
And Know <ui earth no life but thlfl,
With only one finite survey
Or all Its beauty ojid its bliss.
It cannot be that all the years
Of toll and care and grief we live.
Shall find no recompense but tears,
N'> sweet return thai earth can give;
That all that leads us .to aspire
And struggle onward tu achieve,
With every! tinnttatned desire
Was given only to deceive.
It cannot bo that after all
The mighty conquests of thp mind,
Our thought.-- shall pass beyond recall
And leave no record here behind;
That all our dreams of love and fame,
And hopes that time has swept away,
All tint enthralled this mortal frame,
Shall not return some other day.
It cannot bo that all the ties
Of kindred souls and loving hearts
Are broken when this body dies,
And the Immortal mind departs;
That no serener light shall break
AI last upon our mortal eyes,
To guide us as our footstep's make
Tho pilgrimage to Paradise.
?DAVID HANKS SICKLES.
LONG LOCOMOTIVE RUNS
?Many railroad officials arc indorsing
tlu- practice of long runs by locoinotly s.
They claim that one engine can pnic
?tlcally do the work of two engines un
tlcr the old system, and that the change
has brought aboivt economy in half n
dozen other matters. M the last me-, ting
of the operating officials of the Dig Four
reports were presented which showed
successful results from the long runs,
both in passenger and fr ight business.
The 'through passenger trains on that
road arc all run from terminal 'to ter?
minal with one engine. Many freight
trains on > ach division have also been
experimented with, and In jiiost cases
'the plan has worked well. Changes of
crews are made at divisional points,
but It has been found that loss money
needs to be died up in tqulpm nt when
'the engines are made to do double .ser?
In the Pathway
of tho Expectant
Mothor dangers lurk,
and should bo avoided.
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for the clmtig-o takingI II B5MI
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Qhlld, and makes child-birth easy and
recovery more rapid.
"?Mother's friend' is Mio groolest
remetiy ever put on the market, and my
customers praise it hiqhiy."
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