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Entered January 27. 1003, at
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Tn a contest such ?us that which has
been going on in this community during
the past several days many people seem
to have the Impression that In protecting
the property of tho Pnssenger and Power
Company, In giving the company extra
policemen in order to enable It to run
Its cars without Interference, the city
government Is taking pides with the
street car company against the strikers.
But that Impression Is totally and ab?
surdly erroneous. The city government
has absolutely nothing to do with the
fight per se between this company and
Its employes. It has nothing to do with
the cuesti?n of wages or regulations or
discipline or what not. The city gov?
ernment does have a certain control over
tha Passenger and Power Company, but
It has no power to fix wages, no power
to mako regulations for the employes.
That is A matter for the company and
Its me-,/ to settle between themselves,
nnd>*? Is a matter with which neither tho
?yvfty government, nor the public press,
nor tho Chamber of Commerce, nor any
organization in the city has anything
to do. It 1b a private business matter,
as much so as any question of business
between man nnd man.
But It Is the duty of the city, the
..bounden duty of tho city, as far as In Its
power lies, to see to It tha.t the laws are
enforced, that the Passenger and Power
Company (Is protected. In VJw eights
whloh It enjoys under the general law
and under its franchise to operate Its
cora along the streets of the city without
molestation by any. It Is also the duty
of the city government to see to It that
citizens of this community who ride upon
the oars are protected from all sorts of
mob violence. It a business concern In
this community cannot do legitimate
business without having its property de?
stroyed and its employes viciously as?
sailed; if ,/citizens cannot ride up and
down th? streets on a car without being
struck by bottles and) bricks and' rocks
and otherwise maltreated, then the city
government Is a dead failure.
Let us impress the fact that this Is not
a question of wages or regulations of any
sort between tho Passenger and Power
Company and Its employes, but a ques?
tion of law and order. If tho laws are
wrong, citizens bava their remedy. If the
laws are wrong let us change them. But
bo long as they aro laws of the land
and tha. laws of the community, thoy
must be maintained In the Interest of
peace and order nnd good government.
In the-name of government; In the name
of patriotism; In the name of nil that
we as Virginians hold dear, let us stand
up for th? law; let us pet our faces
against riot and disorder, and lot us up?
hold th? authorities In their endeavor
to enforce the law.
Richmond to tho capltHl of Virginia, and
one of the chief cities of the South, The
conduct of our pelple |s being watched
keenly In all parts of'tho State, if not,
Indeed, in all parts of the country, One
of tho Virginia papers said lam week,
as soon as the strike was inaugurated,
that tha people In other parts of Vir?
ginia were watching to see how the
people of Richmond would conduct them?
selves In this crisis. Wo had hoped that
Richmond would set an example worthy
of imitation; that ?ho would proclaim it
far and wide that all her people who
have been reared under the very Kliadow
of tho Capitol respected the law and
would obey It Implicitly. But that hope
has not been realized. We have liad riot
and disorder; we have had disgraceful
scenes upon our streets, and law-abiding
citizens are hangln? their heads in
shame. It is too bad; It Is distressing
\^The ptopla of Richmond a?e not a riot?
ous people. The great .majority of them
are peaceable and conservative and law
abiding. In no city in the land are the
workmen more generally peaceable and
law-abiding and righteous, The luw
lesB men of Richmond tue a mere hand?
ful, AS compared with tho population;
yet they have been In' evidence during
the past several days, and they have
brought reproaqh upon tha whole com?
munity. Car? have been attacked time
and again: motormen have been struck
with all sorts of missiles; property Ima
been destroyed; passengers have been In
danger of serious bodily Injury, and ?orne
have been hurt; cars have been blocked,
?ad la some Instances pandemonium has
reigned. The police have been at times
utterly unftbl? to dofll with the law
breakors, and policemen Ih?tflBOlvoi have
The situation his become Intolerable.
Tim city authorities were compelled to
go to the Governor^ for assistance, and
the Governor, as tho chief executive
officer of the State, was compelled to
call out troops. Haw find order must
It Is now tho duly of every citizen
to nld the authorities In this determined
effort to restore order end keop tho
peace. Tt Is bad enough to have to call
for the military. It will be worse to
fnrco 1ho sold?ors to use their guns. It
Is a crisis In the history of the City,
p.nd It Is tho occasion', for Richmond's
proverbial conservatism to assert itself.
Tho distinction of the Virginia Military
Institute' Is a great one. It had tho honor
of furnishing tho Confederate army with
scores of efllclont officers, and it sent Iff
cadet corps to the field, where it met the
enemy In n sharp engagement and won
The gallantry of tho cadets nt the battle
of New Market Is tho Institute's crown of
glory and Is a tronsured event In Vir?
ginia's history, an It. well may he. Tt fur?
nishes the spectacle of a battalion of
southern boys charging tho enemy's llnej
of seasoned veterans and coming off vic?
torious! It showed what spirit animated
the youth of that period and with what
confidence thoy followed their professor
leaders, and how fully they rolled upon
tho training thoy had received at tho In?
Some day n famous battle piece will be
painted with tho cadets at New Market,
as the subject for it affords tho artist
nil tho material, nil the color, all the
action ho wants, and would ho Instant
In arousing sympathy.
Such a picture, well dono and true to
,tho occasion, would move tho feelings and
inspire the admiration of all who looked
But. meanwhile Sir. Moses Bzeklel, him?
self- one of the heroes of the Institute,
and a sculptor of high repute, has put in
bronze n. figure which worthily commemo?
rates the event.
For the dedication of this memorial
great numbers of the old cadets are now
gathered in Xiexlngton. May their reunion
bo a happy one. In that beautiful valley
town fragrant with memories of T,eo and
Jackson, marked hy tho footprints ol
those who wont out to battle at New
Market, and associated with so many
other heroic and beloved names, their
souls cannot hut be refreshed, while their
presence there will he an Inspiration to tho
cadets of to-day.
The lot of a policeman Just now Is not
a happy one. Tho duty ho is called upon
to perform is exacting and not without
danger. It demands long hours of work and
much strain upon tho mind and body. It
requires coolness, firmness, intelligence,
and decision of character and, where
there Is a question of law. It does not al?
low him to discriminate between those
who are his friends and persons unknown
He Is the representative of law, and
carries Its badge of authority. Ho stands
for the good name of Richmond and for
the conservation of the peace, tho
protection of life and and property, and it
Is the duty of every good citizen ' and
well-wisher of Richmond to sustain and
encourage him and make his path as
smooth, his burden as light as possible.
Holp, not hinder him. Respect his au?
thority. It is the law that speaJcs through
him! it is tho ?aw, not the man, that you
are asked to be in awe of.
A DELAWARE LYPiCHING.
One day last week a negro living near
Now Castle, Del., caught an unprotected
girl on the road, commlttod a nameless
assault upon her and thon cut her thrtfct.
When the poor little thing was discovered
she was staggering along, trying to get to
her home, but was so exhausted from the
shock and loss of blood that she foil in a
faint and died without regaining con?
Tho victim of this black brute was a
refined girl, about seventeen years of age
and daughter of the Rev, E, A. Rlshop,
superintendent of the Ferris Industrial
School. She had been to school preparing
herself for 1 lie? duties of Ufo, and was
returning homo In the afternoon with the
Joy and hope of youth In her heart, think?
ing, doubtless, of tho promised pleasures
of vacation and running over her plans,
thinking of the friends she would meet
anil tho affectionate attentions that would
be bestowed upon lier, when a boast in
human form approached. If this beast
had boon a bear or a tlgor,. she would
have run for her life. But she suspected
?o ovil until sho was seized anil hold in
the clutches of tho demon. Then, poor
child, tho terrible situation presented 11
*clf. Then slu> realised that the "imme?
diate, Jewel of her soul " was about tc
bo stolen and with tho desperation of in?
diquant womanhood she drow a little pen?
knife mid tried to defend herself. Rut
with nil her powers, what was she, a deli?
cate girl, In tho hfimls of this monster of
iron muscle and unbridled passion? She
was as nn infant in his hands, and after
one passion possession of the brute was
spent another was nroussd. After robbing
her of that wl?ch was more precious than
Ilfo Itself be cut her white throbbing
throat and let out tho blood that was
riot running not in her veins.
Pardon the picture. It Is almost too
awful to jba told, and yet it Is the duty of
a newspaper to paint the black devil in
his true colors, to reveal' his crime in all
It? horrid and horrible beastliness. It is
tho same crime, whether committed at
tho South or (it the North, and tho people
of one northern section now know what
it is. ' .
The people of New Castle, Del., now
understand what their brethren In every
section of tho South Ivave had to .endure
since tho days of emancipation and re?
construction, and as soon as they realized
they acted as eome'of the southern peo?
ple have acted under similar provocation,,
They took the brute to the scene O? his
crime-and burned lilm at the Stake, and
now, President Uogsevejt, do ?ou under
stand why the people of the South are
opposed lo negio letter-carriers In the
rural districts? 11" you understand the
dread of southern women In remote lo
I'.illlles when they know that a negro
man Is walking to and fro? Do you under?
stand why all negro men sre more or less
under suspicion? Do you understand why
southern white men are unwilling to take
chances with o.ny negro man, when they
are away from, home and their women
are unprotected? If not, nsk of the people
of New Castle. Del. Ask of tha heart?
broken father of this lovely and Inno?
cent victim of negro lust. Ask the people
of this northern community If they nro
In fAVor of having a negro man making
regular visits to their houses when they
are absent. A way with your fnnntlc theo?
ries when a situation like this confronts
THE BATTLE OF NEW MARKET
Yesterday at the Virginia Military In?
stitute was unveiled tho beautiful monu?
ment which has been erected In honor o\
the cadets who losl their lives at the
battle of New Market.
Tho poem of the occasion was com?
posed nnd read by Armlstead Gordon, and
tho oration, was delivered by Dr. John N.
Ij'pshur. of Richmond.
Iir. Upshur was n, cadet at the ttmn nnd
took part In tho battle. It was most ap?
propriate, therefore, flint ho should tell
the story, nnd right well ho performed his
task. lie did not rely upon his own know?
ledge. Tie searched records nnd talked
with many who know the facts and the
result of his labors was par excollonco,
the best and most ncc.urate account ever
written of this famous battle. It Is a ?cnl
tiable contribution to Confederate history,
nnd does honor no less to Its author than
to the subject,
Tn Connecticut tho legislature Is nd
adjourned very ceremoniously. Tho
sheriff of Hartford makes a proclama?
tion and the Secretary of tho Common?
wealth cries out, "God save the Stato
In most States It would be more to tho
point to make this Invocation when it
meets than when It ndjourns. However,
we think Connecticut's ceremonies at ad?
journment are to bo preferred to tho
noise, scramble and unseemly levity
which too often marks tho closing hours
of the two houses of the Virginia General
Tho next Senator from Mississippi Is to
bo nominated by a primary election which
Is to bo held on August 6th. Senator
Money and Governor Eonglno a?o candi?
dates for the nomination and are now can?
vassing tho State. Mississippi, we believe,
has a State primary election law, which
we think contemplates, or at least permits,
"nominations" to be made by tho voters
voting directly for the candidates.
President Roosevelt, so It 1s claimed,
gained twenty pounds In weight during
his recent Western tour. It remains to
bo seen If ho gained any in voting
The Fourth of July Is only ten days
off, and blankets have not been shed
from the beds yet. Queer old summer,
Kansas has gotten Its head above
water sufllclently to announce her pur?
pose to demonstrate that big flood years
make big corn ears.
No rtoubt the summer resort proprietors
wish a strike or a hot sun or something
else would drive the town folks to the
mountains and the seashore.
The Rev. Sam Jones, who always de?
clared his hatred of a dull time, could
have a lot of real fun In Richmond about
It would not have been a bad thing If
Uncle Sam had held a legal Interest In
some of the other things about the ahlp
Scranton, Pa., is getting In line. It
has a Council investigation and a bood
ler chase on hand.
And now Wilmington, Del., has had a
negro lynching and burning. The North
Is getting terrible.
Hog. cholera is doing much damage. In
some parts of Virginia. Only tho four
footed variety havo been attacked so far.
Although his name is not exactly to
their taste, K.entucklans seem to be right
proud of Judge Redwlne.
Massachusetts has the most long
winded Legislature of nil the States.
It Is still In session.
If the Galveston does not got a ducking
this afternoon It will not be because of
The reverend gentlemen need only read
tho newspapers to got an Idea of the
status of most tilings.
The mildness of Petersburg's striko Is
simply adm'.rublo by comparison.
The Juno brides have only one more
Walking Is good?for a while?until It
The clouds persist In turning loose
some dampness In these regions.
Personal and General,
Prof. W. E. Olivet, of Baltimore, has
been appointed Instructor of modern lan?
guages at the Naval Academy, Annapolis,
Colonel William I<\ Fox, New York's
Stato superintendent of forests, has gone
to Europe to study the forestry systems
of France, Germany and Italy.
President Charles W, lCllot, of Harvard,
says the old hymns of l(xj and ?00 years
ago aro barbaric, showing a soldierly c?ti?
caption of God, while tn? hymns of to?
day show no savagery at all.
John E. Griffith 1? ut work on the life
of the late President Harrison. A?U the
private paper? of the President including
some unfinished manuscripts, have been
turned over to him. Mr. Griffiths was
closely associated with ? Mr. Harrison for
many years. He its at present at Indian?
The New York Rialto Is laughing over a
story told on Will Cnrlolon. the poet, who
Is also a publisher. The other day he ap?
peared at his office In a new coat, which
he hung up, It fell to the dusty floor, The
oille.e boy picked the garment up without I
brushing it and helper! Mr. Carleton put I
It on. Catching a glimpse of his ow'ii'
?llsrenuiabj .appearance hi a mirror the
by th s? I* me In here looking Ike a
publisher I you send me out looking
like an il I ' " I
Vrond of Vhoughi
Birmingham Age-Herald: "Tho farmers
want free delivery even if there are ras?
cals at tho top of the system."
Chattanooga Times: "The Idea that tho
?Statute of limitations' should run against
those postal abuses occurring under the
McKinley administration Is something new
In the mornlo of the publie service. A
thief or a robber Is a thief find a. robber
among ordinary folk whether committed
this year or last. Are wo to havo nn of
Flordia Tlme?-t/nT?n: "Booker Wash?
ington evidently thinks tho negroes of the
South need him too badly to Justify him
In devoting any of his time to those In
i South Africa, and ho is right. The invita?
tion extended to him was highly com?
plimentary and he proved that ho de?
served the compliment by remaining at
homo to work with his own people In?
stead of going abroad on the flattering
invitation of Lord Gray and tho British
South African Company."
Atlanta Constitution; "In bis Universi?
ty of Virginia speech the President lauded
tho Virginian Standards of a gentleman
and declared that he wanted tho United
States to always act up to those stand?
ards, lie said p. gentleman Moos not in?
sult others.' Perhaps that Is why tho
Republican majority In the United States
boiinio luis twice refused to confirm
President Roosevelt's nomination of
t.rum. die de facto negro collector of tho
port of Charleston."
Louisville Herald; "Lawlessness nnd
rrlmo must bo crushed In Kentucky.
They aro Incompatible with our civiliza?
tion and citizenship. The Molllo Me
Oulrog in Pennsylvania were extermi?
nated, tho Mafia of New Orleans Wiped
out. Horse thieves nnd train robbers
nrn mercilessly run down. The Breathltt
county law-breakers cannot escape tho
inevitable punishment of the ovll-door."
? ?? ??
A Few Foreign Facts.
The Governor-General of Cnnnda lias
Just presented to Miss Geoiglnn Pope
the Royal Red Cross In recognition of
hor nursing services In South Africa.
Sho Is tho first woman In Canada to be?
come tho recipient of tills honor. , ,
Tho Order of the Bauten Crown, which
tho King of Saxony 1ms recently confer?
red upon the Prince of Wales, Is a. deco?
ration of high distinction, which was
founded In 1807 by King Frederick Au?
gustus, to commemorate tho creation of
Saxony as a kingdom by Napoleon.
The admiralty has directed that all for.
olgners on board his majesty's ships shall
bo removed as soon as British substi?
tutes can be found. This will affect
bandmasters and mess caterers, who In
British fleets In foreign waters arc sel?
dom of British extraction.
General .Toubert's chair, made of ebony,
bok horns and hides, and captured from
his langer at Lisbon, near Lydenberg, Is
now treasured by Lieutenant Colonel
Urmston, at Glenmorven, Sound of Mull.
The Duke of Rutland has a record^ of
which it would be hard to llnd a parallel
In modern politics. He hss lived to s*o
tho Jubilee of his first entrance Into cabi?
net rank, nnd celebrated, a few years
ago, the fiftieth anniversary of his first
cabinet council. He wae a cabinet min?
ister before Lard Salisbury entered Par?
liament, when Lord Rosobery and Mr.
Balfour were learning the alphabet and
when Mr. Chamberlain was beginning his
business career in his father's screw fac?
North Carolina Sentiment.
The Raleigh Post reaches a strange
conclusion in the following:
Death by suicide has become as fre?
quent In this State of late as that by
foul means, laudanum, carbolic acid as
well as tho pistol getting in their work.
Tho "failure of the courts" to hang
somebody, especially the l.ast person In
hand because of tho other crimes, must
have something,to do with this cyclone
of self-destruction now sweeping over the
Tho Charlotte News rises to say:
Our versatile President has just tickled
tho Virginians to death by his flattering
addresses at tho University of Virginia,
But our experience has been that tho
gentlemen who threw up their hats for
him this week will be kicking themselves
for doing It about week after next.
The Raleigh News-Observer. Is some
what frightened. It says:
If the forests are not soon protected In
tho mountain country, we havo not heard
of the last devastating floods In South
Carolina and Western North Carolina,
Two floods have cost these States in two
years over aoven million dollars. Why.
wait until It is twice seven before estab?
lishing the Appalachian forest reserve?
The Durham Herald says:
To think of the friends Mr. Bryan had
In this country a few years ago, and
yet ho cannot get a second to any of his
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Author of "Nabobs and Knaves," "Sealed Lips," "Blue Blood and Red,"
Etc, Etc. Copyright by Author.
THE MAN IN THE WAY.
To Eady R?mers' departure Rodlaw
paid no attention. Seating himself on
the taffrnil ho begnn a searching in?
quiry into Walton's ability and know?
ledge as a seaman nnd navigator, to nil
of which Archlo fortunately was able
to gK\e satisfactory answers. Of all the
crew, save Redlnw himself, It appeared
that only tho mate thnt morning killed
had understood taking the sun and cal?
culating tho ships position', the capacity
of Mr. Snggetfs being limited to running
tho vessel, and tho crow, tho latter pre?
senting quito tho most formidable task
Thnt ho had been nblo to replace his
mate so quickly well suited Redlnw; nnd
that ho had taken n pronounced fancy
to Wnltnn, nil the better part of whom
was carefully concealed, was apparent
in the pirate's grimly genial manner.
Having learned what ho wished, nnd
Imparted somewhat of his present Inten?
tions, he soon after went below, damned
the nie ward for a timo out of a very
generous vocabulary of epithets and Im?
precation!?, nnd a little later might have
been heard snoring oft tho effects of his
hearty meal nnd Its potations from the
solitude of his state-room.
This Rave Archie an opportunity to con?
sider more calmly the various features ol
the situation. While doubtful of Us be?
ing n'ory much improved by the under?
standing at which bo had arrived with
Emily, tho very nature of their inter?
view was such that, despite their des?
perate peril, he was Inclined to thank
God for tho circumstances which had
brought them together.
But one course, he decided, lay open
to him for tho present?that of filling hll
new position with nt lenst an outward
show of vicious resolution sufficient to
retain Redlaw's favor, and bring any
disgruntled members of the creir undet
subjection. In so far this part of the
work went, he felt himself eminently
equal to any situation that might arise.
Aglanco over the magnificent sweep of
a/ternoon sea gave him the vessel's po?
sition. In tho east the cloudless dome of
nzuro sky lost itself In the blue of tho
horizon, while far away starboard was a
long, hazy line against the lower
heavens?tho groat Island of Formosa.
With tho Eadrones her destination, the
vessel was bearing too sharp to tho
South; and the wind having abated with
the decline of the sun, as well as veered
to a moro westerly quarter, Walton re?
solved to try the effect of an Initiatory
move on his own hook.
Turning to the. helmsman, a short,
swarthy Portuguese, In his bar? feet, he
"Let her oft a few points! Shape a
course sou'east by east and hold It! For?
ward, there, Mr. Saggetts! Give the fore
sheet a few faUioms and make fast!"
Though his orders were obeyed, there
was. In the movements of several of the
men lounging on the fore hatch, an Indo?
lence not wholly to his liking; and partly
to weigh tho significance thereof, and
partly In the hope of getting a word
asido with Ben Logan, who had myste?
riously disappeared, Walton started for?
"Ease the main sheet, somo of you!"
ho commanded sharply, as he came down
from the break of the poop. "And'lay
aloft, you loafers, and shako out the top?
sails! Lively, there, if you're not asleep!
Don't wait for me to wake you!"
Two or three of tho men had not moved,
oven on seeing Walton approach. Now,
however, they arose from their recumbent
attitudes, and with ono exception turned
to tho weather shrouds.
The exception was a powerful Norwe?
gian, a fellow whoso low brow and square
jaw Indicated the worst kind of a dispo?
sition. Possibly presuming upon Walton's
youth, as well as being a stranger, nnd
fearing nothing like personal violence, he
delayed with a sudden leer and asked:
"Be them tho cap'n's orders?"
There was In the ruffian's voice and
eyes an Insolence fairly inviting opposi?
tion. Walton's face changed like a flash.
He came a step nearer, saying quickly:
"No. -you son of a galley slave, they're
my orders. Don't you like 'em? Try my
And beforo the seaman fairly realized
his Intention, Walton had caught him a
single blow on tho Jaw that sent him
crashing senselcss?to tho deck, where ho
lay quivering like a bull struck down
in tho shambles,
"Is there another to question my au?
thority?'" thundered Archlo, wheeling
about with eyes ablaze. "If so, let him
do It here nnd now. Aloft, you curs, or
by G?d, I'll shoot the last to gain the
Aside from tho resolution and prowess
displayed, there was that in his voice
and aspect which none cared to defy,
and to a man they sprang to the shrouds
and scrambled aloft, ns If a bullet wor3
"Throw a bucket of water over this
miscreant!" cried Archie, spurnglng the
prostrate ruffian with bis boot. "Holdl
there's no need! Got up, you mongrel!
Do you look dnggnrs at me? Draw your
knife and come here!"
That he still retained in hand the pistol
ho had drawn, led SaggtUts, who had
viewed tho scene with a delight that In?
dicated troubles of his own with this
samo rnman, to interpose and cry:
"Avast, sir, I'd not shoot him. We've
lost men enough for one day!"
For reply Walton contemptuously
passed the speaker his weapon, then
turned with his- frowning eyes on the
seaman's face and cried angrily:
/'Come here! Put tho point of vour
knife at my breast! Now beg my par?
don, you cowardly blackguard!"
This he sale) unarmed, with hi* hands
lax by his Bides, and with tho binde of
tho ruffian's knife so hold that a sin?
gle thrust would have cut tils heart In
twain. It was a piece of audacity which
alone would havo quelled the man. Ho
hesitated for an Instant, with the flames
of vengeful malice dying from his shrink?
ing eyes, then muttered sullenly:
"I didn't menu nuthln', sir. Arter this
I'll obey orders!"
"Koe that you do. nnd lively," said Wal?
ton, sternly, "or, God hearing me. you
will not rise after your next fall! Go
man the topsail halliards!"
Ono would have thought this episode
might have settled It, so far as Archie's
authority was to bo questioned, but tho
worst was yet to come.
When Rodlaw appeared r>n deck an hour
Inter and learned what had transpired,
ho clapped Walton on the back and heart?
ily expressed his approval, adversely re?
marking only that "It would have been
quite ns well if the d?d mutinous whelp
had heon shot on the spot I"
But, as a matter of fact, from the
account of tho affair as given him by
Mr. Saggetts. Captain Richard Redlaw
folt more than ever uatlsiied that lie had
secured an officer after his own very
heart. Perhaps this In n degree account?
ed for his Infernally good humor during
the balance of the day.
"You'd better send the women on deck,"
ho presently said, to Walton. "It's hot
ter'n h?l below,,and a wniff of fresh alr'll
keep 'em In better form Get cushions,
Castro, you lazy hound. Send 'em up,
Followed by the steward. Archlo re?
paired to the cabin. While the former
gathered up the cushions desired, Wal?
ton tailed bluntly to Lady Somers and
Emily, tha door of their cabin being.pare?
il; open! I
"You're wanted on deck, ma'am, tl
two o' you. So bundle out lively, fc
'taln't perillo to keep the c.ap'n waltlni
Vn moose with those seats, you sallo*
devil I Who'rn you looking at? B
heaven. I'll closo those oyes o' yours ft
good, If you cast 'em on your betters I
But the precipitous retreat of the Ita
Ian made execution of the threat quit
needless, nnd Arcille, who purposely hn
had his utterances reach Redlaw's ear;
now hurriedly turned to Lady Somers an
Kir.lly, who had timidly emerged to th
With finger warnlngly raised, ho whit
"Not. a word I AU'b well for tho prof
cut! Go on deck!"
Then ho Immediately added, with a boh
terous laugh, half Insolent, half friendly
"Hoavo ahead, my lasslos, and don'
bo sheered! Worso'n this might a bee
your fate. Look pleasant nnd get abov
board. Here, I'll lend you a hand."
With llio last he receive.] tho hand o
Lady Somers and passed her to tho com
pnnlon stairs. The momentary pressur
of hers, and ono flocllng glance fron
the depths of bar cplendld eyes, told hin
she now und<1rsl.ood and appreciate*
what ho was doing and daring. But h
gava her In responso only a cautionar;
shako of I ho head; and with a cursor;
train of observations, nomo rude enough
Incteed, and which were endured wltl
the dignified silence of conscious help
lossncss, Walton scatdd them on th
Thcso changes presently gave him :
chanco to return below without th(
probability of waking the pirate's eus
plclon: and remarking casually that h
wan going to put his room in.shape, hi
again sought the cabin.
But his own room was' of gn.atly In
fcrl'or Interest to him at Just that time
Of far greater Importance was tho gen
oral lay of tho cabin, as presenting fu
ture poslbllltles. Moving rapidly, ye
silently, he made a hurried survey o
tho entire place.
Tho room occupied by the women wa
llko his own. and separated therefron
by the customary panelling only. Oi
the opposite side wero two correspond
Ing, the aft used by Redlaw, and thi
adjoining, evidently occupied by tin
steward, some of whose garments
lately discarded, were tossed In ht
berth. This discovery that the Itallat
was quartered aft was by no meani
pleasing to Walton, the constant pr?s
once of the scoundrel being scrlousl?
In the way of any decisive action, shoult
occasion require It.
Next opening the small door forward
a short, narrow passage was revealed
disclosing the bulge of the mainmast or
one side, and tho bulkhead of the aftet
deck. Here, however, the pent air am
noxious o?Vor of bilge-water Indicated
some Immediate connection with the
vessel's hold; and even as he was aboul
to search further, thero came to Wal?
ton's ears from some quarter below, a
short, slurp sound like a breath oi
Startled, yet Involuntarily waiting the
outcome, he suddenly beheld In the dlrr
light of the pasoago and almost at hit
feet, the head and shoulders of Ben
Logan thrust up through a hatch, the
seaman wearing a. grin of irrepresstblo
| de?ight on his weather-beaten face. ,,
"Goodness!" gasped Archie, Joyously,
"Is It you, Ben?"
'Aye. lad, none other. Be yo alone,
"Yes, for a time. Speak low, and if
I hear any one coming I'll slip back and
closo this door. Thank heaven, you've
found a way to reach me unseen."
Tho seaman chuckled softly.
"Lot me alone for that, lad. so be It
there were a way." said he. "The dirty
fo'castle's too snug for this ere crew o'
cutthroats, along with all the varmlno
for'ard. so the hold's been boarded In as
far aft as tho f?rehatch. By a tight
squeeze under one o' the hunks I gained
tho hold, and hero I've been since hear?
ing your voice at mess."
"What aro you on?" .
"A string o' cleats nailed up along the
"Can you Teturn as you came?"
"Aye, lad, safo enough."
"Good." said Archie, gladly. "This
means of secret communication yet may
servo us well. My. right hand thrust In?
side my Bhlrt shall be a sign that I wish
to see you here."
"I sarve, lad! And mine the same."
"I'll observe It, Ben."
"Do you know where the d?d craft's
"To one of the Laflrone Islands. I
have It all from Redlaw, whom I'vo
blinded Into thinking mo one of his own
stamp. Do all you can to Impress hie
crow with the same Idea, Ben."
"Aye, lad, I~wlll. But why the La
drones, d'ye know?"
"There's treasure aboard which Red
law means to hldo on one of the islands.
It's not his first ?visit, and we yet may
turn our bad beginning to a profitable
ondlng. Should events so turn that we
can seize the vessel?"
"Taln't likely, lad!" Intoroosed Ben.
with a hoadshake. "The odds are strong
"At present, yes, I'll admit. But we
can fly false colors and bide our timo.
Meanwhile you must cautiously sound
the brig's men, as well as Vail, and let
mo know how thoy stapd."
"Vll do that, lad."
Concerning Redlaw's designs upon the
women. I'm still Ignorant. But I shall
protect them even at the cost of my life.
I will slay the infernal ruffllan in his
own cabin If he attempts to wrong them
further. The steward quarters aft, which
Is one bad feature In ease of trouble.
But If Redlaw?"
"Hist; some one comou!"
Walton wheelod llko a flash, softly
closing the door; and darting to the
locker from which the pirate Intely had
produced a bottle and glasses, he hurried?
ly poured a drink and raised it to his
lips. So he stood Just draining1 the glass,
and apparently unconcerned, when the
dark-vlsagod Italian put In an appearance
at the cabin door.
As Walton swung round and faced
him, he caught the momentary change
that came over tho villain's countenance
His abrupt halt, the suspicious gleam of
his evil dark eyes turned Involuntarily np-f
on the door opposite, then swiftly search?
ing Walton's face-all Indicated to tho lat?
ter that the odor from tifo hold had been
delected, and that tho scoundrel's nils,
gl'i'lngs. were aroused.
Without a change of countenanco, Wal?
ton ?-aid bluntly:
"Where In h?l's the pantry? Put a mug
In my room, or suthln that'll hold water.
A man's teeth go fast enough when
brushed artor eating. Ain't you' got a
Tho man addressed was not the other's
equal in duplicity. His answer was re?
spectful enough, but ,'pe malicious leer
with which It was accompanied betray?
ed that Walton's attempt to cover the
investigations which had occasioned hh
opening the way to. tho hold, had been
only partially successful, and that his
disloyalty to Redlaw was already- sus?
It su aggravated tho desperate situa-,
tlon that Walton Instantly decided that
the steward must be put out of the way,
(To be Continued To-morrow,}
"To-Day's Advertising Talk,"
of a business house does
not mean anything.
Some of the largest and
most successful stores in
this country are located
away from the central
They did not locate
where the business was,
but they brought tha
business to them.
They brought the busi?
ness to them by careful
persistent advertising in
the daily papers. If you
have a good location, so
much the better. If not,
don't be afraid to adver?
tise, as.you can certainly
Bring business to you as
as thousands of others
Tell the people about
your goods, your prices,
etc., in The Times-Dis?
It goes to them in the
morning at buying time.
BOYS AND GIRLS
THE OLD TORTOISE.
"They tell me, Mr. Tortoise, you
Were born long years ago?
Five hundred years, the keeper say?,
And keepers ought to know.
"He 6ays that every year you live
A scientist can tell, i
Because each birthday leaves a mark
Upon your rusty shell. '
"I've lots and lots of questions, then,
To ask if you're so old,
And If you will not answer them, . ,
Please do noL-thlnk mo bold.
"In fourteen ninety-two, when Chris .
Columbus westward sailed,
When ho discovered Yankeoland,
Was he, then, later Jailed?
"Did Shakespeare write those dramas old.
Or did Lord Bacon's pen?
When Joan rambled In I/Ornlne,
Were you out crawling thon?
"THEY TELL MB, MR. TORTOISE.'?
'You must havo known the Virgin Queen(
And known Sir Walter, too;
You've heard tho story of tho ring.
What really did she do?
"Did Pocahontas savo tho Ufo
Of Captain Smith that day?
Did Cromwell take the reins of state
Ab all the schoolbooks Bay?
"Did Washington cut down the tree
That timo In early May,
And say, 'I cannot tell a Ho?'
Now answer me, I prny."
The Tortolst only looked around
And winked a lazy wink;
He seemed to say "Dop't bother me;
It hurts my brain to think."
, Remarks About Richmond.
Norfolk County Democrat: In the past
month Richmond has had a rising of the
"Jeems," a frosh Council scandal, a street
car strike, and next week it Is threatened
with an Invasion of the famous half and
half Fusion-Democrats from Norfolk
county. Poor Richmond I
Harrlsonburg News: The strike mi?
crobe Is getting in its work in Richmond,
all right A little of tho Golden Rule
Is both a specific and an antidote in
Newport News Press: The James Riv?
er Is again within Its banks, but Prophet
Jefferspji. of Richmond, has not yet ro
Wilmington Star: The Richmond peo?
ple will now oven up with tho street car
strikers by "strlklngjhe grit.
Durham Herald: No,the weaUier ma?
hud nothing to do with It, Thls.hot
woather was brought about by the Rich?
mond street car strike.
Greensboro Record: It Is earnestly
honed the State of Virginia and tho
United States of America will not become
involved in war over an effort to attach
the ?nlyeston In the Trlgg yards at Rich?
The Mulllkin Family in Virginia.
Editor of The Tlmes-Dlspatch:
Sir?There, were persons of this name In
Virginia as early as 1C5-1. The families
now so numerous in Maryland, North
Carolina and Kentucky wore originally
fom Virginia. James and Patrick Mulll?
kin were settled in Maryland In 1(154.
I find a John Mulllkin enlisted in
Spotsylvanla county, Va., and served In
the Revolution. Ho afterwards settled
In Shelby count, Ky., and his six son3
were In the war of- 1812, one being killed
and the others wounded.
There should be some record of thlH old
family In tho fiinte archives at Rich?
mond. If thi'V hud grants of Innd some
mention of them should appear in tho list
There may still he Mulllldns In tha
Slate, If not collateral kindred. Any one ?
who ran furnish reliable Information con?
cerning this family name, or of Mlllikens
and Milllguns, will confer a great favor
by writing to
REV. G. T. RIDT.ON. SR..
Kegar Falls, Me.
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wSp| lumber .
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