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COMING HOME TO ROOST.
We cannot but feel sympathy with the
people of Wilmington, Del., and vicinity,
and yet human, nature Is such that wo
cannot but fee] also a degree of grim
satisfaction In the trouble Into which
they have fallen by reason of the recent
lynching of a negro for th? "usual crime."
They are catching it all round. On Sun?
day laat a young negro preacher deliv?
ered an Inflammatory sermon at the First
African Methodist Episcopal Church, in
Which he denounced the entire white race
in the most scathing terms. "The white
man," said he, "in the face of his boasted
civilization, stands beforo my eyes to?
night, the demon of the world's races, a
monster Incarnate, and In so far aa the
negro raco Is concerned, seems to give
no quarter. Tho white Is a heathen, a
ilcnd, a monstrosity before God, nnd Is
equal to any act In tho category of crimes.
I would sooner trust myself In tho den
of a hyena than in his arms. With a
cr.urt of law and officers of law In his
hsiids, the despised negro can expect no
mercy, Justice or protection.
"The negro Is unsafe anywhere In this
country. He Is the open prey at nil times
of barbarians, who know no restraint and
will not be restrained."
He then told the negroes to be a law
unto themselves, to bo their own sheriff,
ccurt and Jury, and to die in their tracks,
"perhaps drinking the blood of your pur?
He also denounced tho Rev. Robert A.
Elwood, the Presbyterian preacher, who
gave warning in advance that unless tho
authorities should administer swift Jus?
tice to the negro assailant, he stood In
danger of being lynched. He did not even
call the preacher "Mr.," but. spoke of him
Later still the Philadelphia Ministerial
Union discussed tho matter In what ono
of the Philadelphia papers characterizes
as the stormiest meeting ever held by the
oiganization. Resolutions wero offered
In which the lynching of White was de?
nounced In terms severe as it was possi?
ble to make them, and "a series of pas?
sionate speeches followed." These speech
en were in part In opposition to tho res?
olutions,, whd the Philadelphia Record
says that '"'tho presence of several colored
clergymen was no bar to strong arraign?
ments of their race." Tho matter pro
gtessed so far that finally a colored
preacher presented the situation from the
viewpoint of his people, and called for
peace. He raid that further agitation
would causo more trouble, and the upshot
of It was the adoption of a very brief
resolution expressing the great sorrow
and grief of tha union over tho awful
tragedies recently enacted In a neighbor?
ing State and "praying for tho early res?
toration of peace, right and law through?
out all of our nativo land."
The interesting thing In all this to the
Southern people Is that at last sorno of
the Northern pooplo are face to face with
tho negro problem, and they now under?
stand, as they never understood before,
what the Southern people have had to
contend with. It is demonstrated be?
yond a ?luestion that the negro problem Is
the game wherever It exists. It is a sim?
ple matter for tho Northern people to deal
with It In the South, but when it conies
to their doors the case is different; then
they deal with It as we have dealt with
It, with the qualification that they do
not understand the negro as well as we'
urderstand lilm and have less toleration
for him than we have.
As W6 have once or twice observed,
chickens have come home to roost in
come of tho Northern States, and they
are roosting high.
Ther6 Is a disposition to boycott some
of our business men for the position
they have taken. This Is ull wrong. Al?
low every man a right to his opinion.
Argument is what we want. Education
is what we need, and what the public
needs. The ii uits gathered from the tree
of argument and education will keep with?
out being titab-d by a bot air process.?
The foregoing Is from the labor union
organ, published in Richmond. ? It
breathes the rh;ht spirit and is worthy
of the highest commendation. -Petersburg
The Opinion has given the members of
the unten In this community some excel?
lent advice, axid they will do well to heed
It. We do not believe that the boycott
Is a remedy for anyhting, ceitalnly not
In this community. It was tried he
ytirs ago, and it proved to.be a veritable
boomerang. Member? ot the labor unions
know very well that thi.-y would not sub?
mit to the boycott If ft should be at
?.eioi/ted inf-ainet ?hem .without, making u
desperate resistance, nnd they must giva
other people credit for being ns independ?
ent nrs themselves. Virginians aro a llb
erty-lovlng people, nnd they will not sub?
mit to anything that smacks nf tyran?
nous dictation. This is true of all Vir?
ginians, whether they be bankers or mer?
chants or professional men or laboring
men or what not. They can bo led by
nppenls to their reason nnd their sense
of Justice, hut, they cannot be driven.
Tho Northern ppoplo attempted years ago
to drive them, and they responded with
? The boycott may Intimidate a few peo?
ple for the time being, but it cannot, in
U'tnldato the whole community for long.
When force Is attempted on the one
hand, It will bo resisted by force on the
other, nnd tho peoplo In this community
who nre opposed to being driven by the
boycott or by any other? method are
largely In the. majority. Whenever the
pressure Is put upon thorn they will he
heard from In no uncertain way.
We do not say this by way of making a
threat or by way of Inttmdlatlon. We
have Just said, nnd that is the whole
point In this article, that tIncuts and
intimidation will not do In this commu?
nity. But we are stating the facts ns
wo know them tn exist, and wo commend
them to tho good sense and conservatism
o? the union men of Richmond. Wo
tell them plainly, nnd we know that we
arc giving good advice when wo say so,
that they will not help their cause, hut
that they will surely injure it, if they
attempt anything like a general boycott
The Opinion, whose editor has been
associated for many years with organized
labor in Richmond, knows this as well
ns ?ve know It, and hence he has advised
tho union men of the city to abstain from
nets of violence and from the boycott,
and to promote their cause by the peace?
ful process of education.
THE SOLDIER BOYS.
A rumor has come to this office that
employers in some parts of Virginia are
threatening to discharge some of, their
employes, who aro now doing military
service in Richmond, if they havo to re?
main In tho city much longer.
It Is hard for us to bollavo that thoro
Is any foundation for such a report. It
is hard to believe that any citizen of
Virginia would bo so unfair and unkind
as to discharge from his service a faith?
ful man for doing military duty, which
ho Is compelled to do under the laws of
It is necessary to have military com?
panies In the. State, an* every encourage?
ment should be given to our young men
to Join them. We may not need them
often, but when we do need them they
aro a great comfort, and their very pres?
ence has the effect to check lawlessness.
But if a young man is to lose his posi?
tion because ho Is called away from
home by tho Governor to discharge his
duty as a member of a military company,
there will be poor encouragement to other
young men to Join the militia.
Tho soldiers are in Richmond not by
their own volition, but by order ot the
Governor, who is commander of the Stato
militia. They could not do otherwise
than come when summoned, and It would
bo a hardship indeed for any one of them
to lose his position for obeying orders.
No matter what one may think about
the Issues Involved ln the strike; no mat?
ter ln whnt quarter one's sympathies
may lie, the duty of the soldlerg was
plain, and they have discharged It well.
It would bo a shame for any ono of
them to suffer for serving his State In
the time of her need.
When the war with Spain broke out
It was fashlonablo for persons employ?
ing labor to give notice that any man
In their employment who wished to go.
to the war might volunteer and shoulder
arms with the assurance that his position
would be kept for him until he should
return. The same consideration should
bo Bhown for our soldiers who havo
been called up to Richmond by the Gov?
ernor to do military duty. Indeed, there
Is more to bo said in their behalf, for
they wero already In tho service and
were compelled to obey orders.
COLLAPSE OF A SHIPYARD.
Some of our contemporaries ln the
Tidewater have been lecturing Richmond
on the folly of trying to establish a
shipyard here, and have Jumped at the
conclusion that the misfortunes ot the
Trlgg company were duo to disadvantage
'of location. Wo speak by authority when
wo say that there is no foundation for
this Etatemont. The Trlgg shipyard bad
some advantages of location wen over
the shipyards of tho const, and If other
conditions had been funorable the enter?
prise would havo prospered, nnd would
not havo been embarrassed by the lack
of BUltabla water into which to launch
its vessel. The troubles of tha Trigg
company were of a different character.
They wero largely the troubles that ship?
yards on the coast have experienced, and
they were due ln part to a Virginia stat?
ute which hurt the credit of the concern
We are led to repeat these remarks hy
reason of tho statement sent out from
Norfolk that tho ofllce furniture of the
Hampton Roads Shipbuilding Company,
with a capital of $10,000,000, and which
proposed to build a shipyard at Rewoll's
Point to cost $5,000,0il0, ?vas recently sold
to satisfy ? Judgment of $500.
We do not rejolro In the downfall of this
company, and we do not know anything
about Its circumstances. But It la a fair
inference that If conditions bad been
fa/i'orablo to the shipbuilding industry
this company, which proposed to locate
where water is abundant, which had
every advantage, according to our Tide?
water contemporaries, of location, would
not have made such nn Ignominious fall?
A FIRST-CLASS CITY.
Governor Montague yesterday made a
proclamation declaring that Manchester
Is a elty of the first class.
Manchester now has the opportunity
to show that it is Indeed a first class
illy, not only ln name, but In fact. It
la a fine miiiufai-turlug city, and offers
m-iny Inducements to (nyestors. it has
lu. n advertising these facts to the out?
side world ai,?.- hua been urging outsiders
to como In and Ptort np now enterprises
within Its borders.
It has been said that it would fie unsafe
for the Passenger nnd Power Company
to run Its cars In Manchester. If that
prove to bo the fact; If attempts are -made
to destroy the company's property, what
sort of an advertisement will that, be
for Manchester? What sort ot nn Induce?
ment will that be to outsiders ?? Invest
money In that city?
Richmond hns done hnd enough, and It
will bo many a dny before she gets over
li. Let Manchester profit by Richmond's ?
blunder. Lot Manchester show that
there wns no ground for the rumor that
It. would bo Unsafe to run cars along her
streets. Manchester Is a first class city.
Let her live up to her dignified station.
PLEASE LET ?? SLEEP.
Recently tho Atlanta Constitution de?
clared that "thero were three cities on tho
American continent which had gained
special mention as towns In which reli?
gious duties wero conspicuously performed
on Sunday and the laws of rest and rep?
utable recreation scrupulously observed."
The cities named wero Toronto, Baltimore
The Washington Post protests that
Washington city must ho Indued In tho
list. "It is doubtful," says the Post, "If
In tiny one of the smaller cities or larger
villages of New England, or In any other
section, such serene quiet could bo found
as pervades this city on that day."
Tho Post Is right. Washington on Sun?
day Is one of tho most restful cities In tho
United States, but this condition Is not
confined to Sunday. Washington Is a rest?
ful city every day In tho week. The gov?
ernment employes set the example. They
are always resting. They are never In a
hurry. They go leisurely to their desks
at !) or 10 o'clock In the morning and
knock oft about 8 in tho afternoon. Go
through any of tho departments whon
you will, and you feel that you are In
an atmosphere of peace and rest. There
Is none of the hurry and bustle of the
factory or the store or tho counting
room. Everybody takes Ufo quietly and
easily and restfully, and as the depart?
ment people constitute a large percentage
ot the population of Washington, It Is
not surprising that their Influence should
extend throughout the entire city.
"On Sunday," says the Post, "It almost
seems as If nature mado a pause In tho
'activities in order that the inhabitants
of the capital might listen to the music
of the spheres." Well said. It Is the
same on Monday and on Tuesday and all
tho year round. Washington listens every
day to the music of the spheres, and fair?
ly revels In inocuous desuetude.
The fool-killer hasn't been doing his
duty of late. The practical Joker Is still
abroad in tho land. At York, Pa., on
Tuesday, a bicyclist with an air pump
tried to "Inflate" seven-year-old McClel
lan Reikard, with probably fatal results.
Tho cyclist told tho child to take the
nozzle between his lips, and young Rei?
kard complied, whereupon the practical
Joker pumped air Into the boy until he
fell writhing with pain. The youth with
the pump escaped?a great pltyl He
ought to be punished, yet It Is not safo
to say ho Intended to inflict any serious
Injuries upon his victim.
By the way. since the beginning of the
street car strike here tho wheel and
tho wheelman, which had disappeared
from view almost, have come very much
Into vogue again. Hundreds of them are
now to be seen on our principal streets.
But that most of them will relapse Into
their former obscurity when the strike
Is over we entertain no doubt.
Centenarians seem not to be so very
rare. Some days ago this paper an?
nounced the death of Mr. Parley, of Giles
county, at the age of IOS years. Now we
see recorded in ono of our exchanges the
death of Freeman Coulter, of Woodland
Station, XV. Vn... at the age of 104. Four?
teen children were born to him by two
marriages, and his descendants numbered
Whether thore is record or other trust?
worthy evidence attesting tho correct?
ness of these ages Is not stated.
Texas sheriffs, or some of them, use
bloodhounds for pursuing criminals. One
was so engaged nt New Braunfels yester?
day. In a year or two Virginia sheriffs
will bo "equipped" to do likewise, since
the State of Virginia has gone to raising
such dogs at the penitentiary farm for
Apparently, after reading the returns
from Delaware, Illinois and Indiana.', the
Springfield Republican concludes: "The
education most called for In the present
state of the negro problem is the educa?
tion of educated whites In tho primary
requirements of Christianity and clii'llza
The Albany Argus wants to know "what
Is the matter with some good Virginia
Republican for Vice-President? Virginia
has distanced all competitors In tha race
for tho pie-counter by endorsing Roose?
velt for 1008!"
Judge Neal, of North Carolina, has
counted up tho divorces granted by North
Carolina courts for a year past, and they
foot up 515. Something Is wrong over In
tho old North State.
It ts said that Mr. Machen has found
It necessary to employ extra clerical
force to help assort and label the Indict?
ments that aro coming In against lilm.
The Watts liquor law thnt went Into
effect In North Carolina yesterday opened
up groat possibilities for the active moon?
Lightning struck Tammany Hall the
other day, and strange tn say all the
braves present took to the woods for the
About three per cent, of the people of
the world gain their living directly from
the sea, and this does not Include the
trout guides of the Plunaoles of Dan.
There will bp a cloudburst of candidatos
to come out of- the w'oods now. The
Barksdale pure election law went Into
When you come to consider Colonel
Bryan's personal feeling to Mr. Cleve
land and vie? versa, th? statuto of lim?
itation does not count.
6peuk kindly, ut the dead or keep your
mouth shut; that Is tn say, discontinue
the discussion of the lato .Tune"weather.
Frederlcksburg went awfully wet The
wlno Interest Is a big thing to Freder?
Let. us hope that tho "Is It hot ?nottph
for you?" brigade will continuo victlmn of
tho June strike.
In order lo keep up with Del?iwziri?,
Georgia successfully pulled off a triple
In the race for civilization Guam ?nd
Delaware are giving tbo Philippines a
Manchester is a llrst class city. There
can bo no doubt about It, for the Govern?
or himself hath snld It.
I/ync.hburg is a good town (for news?
paper men. Another one, the city editor
of the No?vs, has been elected le office.
With a Comment or Two,
Lot's get hack to first principi". There
were no street-car strikes In the good
old ?lays of tho mouse-colored mulo with
a paint, brush tnll foi? a car puller.?Rich?
Another first principle to get back to
nnd to stay at is to fully enforce on the
public mind the truth that ono man has
no right to trv to prevent another from
Well, now, wo don't want to tako a le
vltnus view of a serious matter, but we
would like to know If The Tlmes-Dispatcn
means that tho mouse colored mule used
his paint brusii tn.il as a car puller.?Nor?
To soma extent.
The original Solomon did not got a
chance to demonstrate his wisdom at the
time of the strlko. Perhaps lie would have
Ills favorite mode and most famous in?
stance of administering Justice was with
the sword. We should like to see lilm
attempt that baby bluff now on capital
and labor in an effort tn secure an eqult?
ablo division of the profits, Solomon was
pretty clever in his day, no doubt; but ho
never owned a street railway, and he
never went up against the. real thing In
tho form of a labor union strike and a
boycott. The bossing of several thousand
wives and other females with the Queen
of Sheba thrown in, was an easy Job in
The Democrats have some lively cam?
paigning ahead of them next fall, unless
they promise to repeal or at least, amend
the Mann law.?Newport News Press.
Tho party will hardly make such a
promise and perhaps this Is the field glass
through which Campbell Slemp thinks ho
sees his Republican majority.
A Few Foreign Facts.
The University of Zurich Is about to es
tablish a chair of Journalism.
London will have an international food
exhibit at the Crystal Palace next Sep?
Durine 'tho last seven years Germany
has laid 7.3G5 miles of cable at a cost o?
It Is reported that Danilo, Crown
Prince of Montenegro, will relinquish his
rights to the throne in favor of his next
younger brother. Prince Mirko.
There is one liquor shop for every sev?
enty persons in the province of Eure,
France. Taking account of children and
abstinent women and men it may be sairi
that every twenty-three persons sup?
ports ono liquor dealer.
The Council of the Melbourne Chamber
of Commerce has passed a resolution to
the effect that the clause of tho postal
act prohibiting black labor on mall boats
is prejudicial to the best Interests of the
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Walton's orders were being obeyed with
n. dispatch and amid an excitement which
convinced him thnt, barring an accident,
his magnificent effort would not haive
been made in vain. Aa he strode aft, he
met. Ren Logan at tho break of the quar?
"What aro ye doln', lad?" the old sea?
man cried doubtfully, with anxloufeyos.
Walton swung round and pointed to the
vessel's boat, nlready mnklng tha sea
"Man that boat nnd take tha women
down!" ho commanded sternly. "Drop
her aft a little, lads! drop her aft!"
"I mean what ? say! Board that boat
and tako these d?d women!" thundered
Walton, with a furious burst of passion?
back ot which, however, there worn un?
shed tears over a parting which he felt
wns to bo eternal.
Had Ben Logan foreseen Just what waa
intended, nnd known then tho grandeur
which nil this profnnlty and passion hid,
ho would have cut off both his hands
before he would hnve deserted tho hero
thus confronting him. As It was?he run
When Walton turned, Robert Vail and
tho women had appeared on dock. Both
wero white as marble Itself, and trem?
bling from head to foot. Walton held
out his hand.
"This way! This way!" he commanded
furiously. "Here ono of you at the helm,
lend a hand! Lively! d?? your eyes,
more lh-ely! Drop back the boat a little
?. Mr. Walton?>' .
"Not a word, Emily, for your life!"
With his own hands ho passed ber over
tho side und down into Logan's nrms.
The look on his face was one sho never
could have forgotten. Then ho turned
and caught Lady Somers by tho wrist
His bock was to Vail, and tho latter
saw Snggotts mounting the after dock.
Of his own escape Vail now felt assured,
That Walton himself might make the at?
tempt suddenly occurred to him. With
the faco of a demon,' ho turned and
caught Saggetts by the arm, hissing
"Redlaw wants you below nt once."
Then, as Saggetts darted to the com?
panion, this cur and traitor,, having re?
paid heroism with a cowardice and
treachery too foul to name, sprang to the
rail and down to help Lady Somers Into
the tossing boat.
Then the last command, that which
marked the culmination of his heroism,
rang in trumpet tones from" Walton's
"Let go that line! Shove off!"
To have entered the boat himself would
have lr.'i-lted a rain of bullets that might
have ended half their number.
Hero to the last, mocking a treachery
that he know not of, ho remained be?
hind, to meet retribution alone.
Only as tho boat swung away and be?
neath him, he bent for ono last moment
over tho rail and held out his hand to?
ward the woman he loved, and for
whoso sake ho could do what he had
dene. With tears for the first time show?
ing In his eyes, he cried simply:
"Farewell! Thank God, I've been able
to keep my word."
There came back to him from tho
girl's lips a scream of agony as when
the heart that loves Is cut In twain;
and from Ben Logan a roar like that
of -an angry Hon.
"Christ! O, lad, lad! Jump Into the
If. was Walton's first thought of that.
With them beyond pistol range, what
mattered the manner of his danger.
Impulsively ho darted aft, tearing off
Then thoso In the pitching boat, now
fifty yards astern, heard a pistol shot,
and saw him throw both hands aloft and
faH like one shot dead.
But the bullet had come from ono of
the crew. Men wild with vengeful fury,
cord-clous now of tho trickery) done,
were surging up from the vessel's
Then suddenly there rose above the
prostrate hero the figure of a man, his
face livid with passion, his eyes ablaze,
his clenched hand brandishing the crim?
son scarf torn from round his neck.
"Fall back! Who harms this man does
It at his peril, and makes a foe of me!"
But this was lost to th?m .aboard the
The treachery of tho traitor had saved
tho hero's life.
LEFE FOR LIFE.
From the cerulean blue of a cloudless
."ky the noonday sun beat down on a
far southern sea, the wide expanse of
whloh was unbroken by a ripple. Where
sea and sky met the human eye could
not discern, for the line of demarcation
wan lost ln the s?vlmming azure of both.
Only a.way in the far west a hazy ele?
vation broke the picture?the great island
In the very heart, of this sea of azure
a solitary vessel lay motionless, with
sails drooping, with her crew stretched
Idle and sleeping on her deck, wherever
the festoons of canvas cast a shadow.
Yet In tho vessel's cabin two men, the
ono seated, the other standing with
folded arms, much ns on on occasion
three long months before, confronted
one another. The face of one was dork
and morose, with brows drooping: that
of the other was pale, as If from Illness
recently passed, yet It wore the peace
and composure that are the rewards of
duty royally done.
Redlaw was speaking?and with a voice
which only Lady Somers once had heard,
and with scarce a movement of his pow?
erful figure or a change of his dark coun?
"Tho deeds done by men under tho
Impulse of temptation, whether for good
or evil, make men what they are?but
not always what the world is given to
believing them. The Vulture is nearlng
Melbourne, and before she ventures en?
tering an English port 1 am resolved to
square the yards with you, sir."
Walton's Up curled slightly.
"Which doubtless means the yard-arm
foi me!" he said, coldly. "You've done
well In hrlnglng me back to life for the
sake of ending It."
"I once told you that, were the tables
turned, I should claim the same privi?
lege you then exercised?that of dispos?
ing of you as I would. I regret only
that I have not the same privilege to
exercise upon one Robert Vail. I would
swing him from my yard-arm with right
good relish. By the way, sir, you have
not heard how prettily he used you. Sit
down there! 1 wish tJ tell you of It!"
added Redlaw, with cold austerity.
Walton obeyed Indifferently. In three
k'l-.g months, even while the latter hung
between life and death, there had been
naugllt but this Icy austerity and re
sponslve Indifference between them. The
account of the past never yet had been
bai.,meri Of discussed.
"That Vail," Rertlaw grimly continued,
with noticeable deliberation, "waa ? pre?
cious scoundrel and ? servile, cur! Through
a third parly I once met him In Anioy.
He had friends with whom he was about
embarking for '.Melbourne, with one nf
whom he waa enamored and hoped to
???ed. Ilin own poverty was a serious
drawback to the union.' Ho?v d'ye think,
t-lr, he aimed to overcome the draw- |
?u bave milo Interest In knowing."
"Loss, forsooth, than I have In tell?
ing!" said Redlaw, deeply. "To piny the
hero, craft being unsuspected, Is an ef?
fective stepping stono to a maiden's
heart. To acquire wealth by a divided
ransom, duplicity being undreamt of, Is
an artful way of avoiding poverty's
clutch. In Amoy this precious scoundrel,
Vail, sir, originated and broached to me
tho plan or nttacklng tho German brig,
and of securing the persons of himself
nnd his two companions?to ho held for
exorbitant ransom from their wealthy
husband and father, Lord Somere, the
same to be divided between usi"
Wnlton started slightly.
"Do you mean," ho demanded, "thnt
he deliberately aimed to throw the women
In your power?"
"A servilo cur, Indeed!" said Walton,
with intense contempt.
Half a smile showed about tho pirate's
"Too base a cur to have been allowed
to escapo from me, through the bold?
ness of another," he said, significantly.
'Too treacherous a wretch ?? have been
suffered to escape to London, there ulti?
mately to effect, perhaps, the union he
desires. It was by his treachery Hint
G secured liberty at a very opportune
That "Walton knew no particulars' fol?
lowing tho shot which laid him low at
the vory moment of his triumph, and
which he assumed had been fired by ono
of the crew, was evident In the swift
change that swept over his palo face.
"Do you mean," ho frowned, "that
Robert Vail released you?"
"Ho sent Saggetts down to do so.
when his own escape was assured," said
Redlaw. with a curious expression In his
somber eyes. "Evidently he feared that
you, too, might hazard tho attempt at a
last moment?and you would have proved
a far more serious barrier than poverty
between him nnd? his lady! A crafty
Walton sat silent. But there had set?
tled on his face the expression of a
man to whom unexpected) truth had
come home, bringing with It a bitterness
beyond words, the knowledge of a
wrong he was powerless to repay, and
a keener sense than ever of the loss of
that love for which liberty and life had
been no sacrifice.
From under his drooping brows Red
law watched hie changing face. It gave
him secret satisfaction. Yet it told him
enly what he might have known. At
length, with deeper voice and notice?
able significance, he said:
"But there 13 yet a way. If I have
read the signs aright, by which this
cur may meet his Just deserts. Therein,
perhaps, will bo found my present mo?
tive. Speaking of Just deserts, I once
heard you say, when the woman against
whom my ?leslgn was?ah, but what of
that, since It is past! I once heard you
say, sir, that only as a last resort tho
life of Redlaw. his vessel or his crew,
should be sacrificed."
"I said It?yes."
'Tt Is well, perhaps, that I overbeard,"
said Redlaw, rising. "It Is well, perhaps,
thnt on the Nord Brandt's deck you
spared me tho thrust of a Tartar's
bloody weapon. I told you then I'd not
He liad walked to the door of his
room while speaklnp. where, under Wal?
ton^ own commands, he had lain help?
less, and he stood with his hand on the
knob. With a strange look In his dark
eyes, with a strange expression on his
darker face, he continued, deeply:
"You, Mr. Walton, aro too brave a
man to swing from the yardarm of any
craft afloat, much less the craft your
own h/md preserved. I believe.- llko
you, in giving?life for life! Silence,
sir! There can never bo any tie of
friendliness for us! There Is a world
between us! But I shall put you ashore
beforo my vessel ventures into Mel?
bourne?and leave to you the cur In Lon?
don! And the woman!"
Then the door of his room closed hard
For a moment Walton stood non?
plussed. Then, with a face transfigured,
with something like ? half sotiratng cry
breaking from his lips, ho spring to
the closed door.
"Redlaw! Redlaw!"? he cried'.
From within, deep and stern, there
"I am engaged!"
"I wish to see you!"
"You will never see me again! Send
"Send Raggetts below!"
Thero was ln the voice a fury which
Walton did not then care to Ignore. Con?
tent to wait a while, he turned away.
But the pirate's will proved Inflexible?
and he never saw him more.
Yet the promise ho had made Walton,
with a suppression of feeling which only
served to more effectively betray the
sentiments the latter had inspired, was
faithfully performed. On the following
day Walton was set ashore and left with
no other resources than the costents of
a common sailor's ear.'i'as bag. On open?
ing this, however, at the weight of wlMch
ho ?vondered, ho found at tho bottom a
packago of gold and Jeivels, tho value of
which ho could by no means estimale.
Attached thereto was a written card,
containing these words only:
"The price at which I value tho Vul?
It. had been rightly inferred that Walton
would not voluntarily have accepted any
portion of the pirate's plunder, hence
this action on tho part of Redlaw. Yet
tho former went so far, even, as to seek
tho Vulture in Melbourne, with the Inten?
tion of returning tho gift. But Redlaw
had had no intention of entering the port.
Ills search proving ?vain, Walton then
resolved to avail himself of the consider?
able fortune?for that It proved to be.
Looking back over the past, there wns
In the book of his own life one page
which, during the five years he had fol?
lowed tho sea, bad been his constant re?
buke and sorrow,
While t= 1111 In his teens, the son of a
proud father ?vho held the high office of
president of ono of tho larger American
universities, a youthful escapade of the
student son had brought from the sire
a public reprimand too severe for Wal?
ton's sensitive nature to bear. In the
full flush of his resentment and shame
he had obeyed his first, impluse?and had
run away to sea.
But maturity and contact with the
world had taught him that the error was
his alone. To tho father at hoirie*; to a
fond mother and loving sister, thnr,j was
owed a duty stronger even than that call?
ing him to London. And he took passage
at the earliest possible moment for the
great western republic.
Indeed, in tho calm of after consid?ra?
tion, he scarce knew If he was justified
In acting upon the promise he lmd made
Emily Burners in Ihe Vulture's cabin.
It had been asked under circumstances
Which possibly might have awakened tn
the girl ephemeral sentiments only, and
which,' with restoration to home and
safety, might gradually fade and die.
One nf Walton's nature could not net
boldly against such a possibility as that.
Yet a promise Is ? promise?and love Is a
relentless spur In the sides of a man.
And, too, there was one in London for
whom he cherished oulte a different feel?
ing, and whose knavery at 'east deserved
to be exposed. ,
(To be continued to-morrow,) I
"To-Day's Advertising Talk."
IF YOU MEET
a person on the street
but once or twice a year,
you pass him without
noticing him in the least.
If you pass this person
every day, you will no?
tice him and perhaps
commence speaking to
It is the same with ad?
If lyou see an advert?s
ment in the paper but
one? a year, you will
harcly notice it.
If ycu see it every day,
it Will so impress you
that \rou will be uncon
siously drawn towards
that advertised store or
articleand it will be like
a familiar face, you'll
want to get acquainted
Do you keep your goods
and name before the
people ?Very day ?
If not, tow is a good
time to commence.
The Tinves-Dispatch is
the paperto use.
BOYS AND G
TILE MEDDLESCME TEI HIER.
Willie Terrlor was very pr ud when
ho had dressed himself up li his new
clothes, and he waa anxiou: to take
a run down toivn a::d show hnself off.
"I wish rny master would si id mo on
an errand," ho said.
But Ills master did not wls to send
him anywhere, although the ? was
letter that had to be taken t| the po?
lice station by some one.
HE TOOK THE LETTER.
"I want Charlie Cur to take that let?,
ter," said the'master, as he stopped at
tho kennels and laid -the letter on a
Now, Charlie Cur was not around at
that moment, and Willie Terrlsr began
to think it over.
"Here's a chinee for me lo show oft
my good clothes," ho cri?:d. 'TU take
the letter to -the police station."
So ho seized the envelope and away
"Now, wait until I read tho letter."
said the policeman, as Willie placed
the enveope In his hand. The police?
man read, and this Is whet ho read:
Dear Mr. Policeman,?The bearer of
this letter, ono of my dogs. Is no longer
of any use to me. Please knock hlrn in
the head ?nd throw him overboard.
Of course, It was all meant for Charlie
Cur, who was tin old dog and had seen
his day, and it is sad to think of Willie
TorrWg sad fate.
Remarks About Richmond.
Norfolk Dispatch: Ever since the
strike the Richmond band of artists have
been playing ? series of car-toons. Ex?
cuse us whllo ?vo duck.
Harrlsonburg News: Thn Richmond
newspapers are a slo?v lot. There wasn't
a single extra edition when those two
Stanatoli soldlers fell off tho street car,
?jfaifjfour With I
y. Virginia Sditors?
The Norfolk Ledger says:
Baltimore is an aspirant for the place
of .holding one or both of tha national
conventions, and we should like to sea
her ambition realized. If there I3 any?
thing in these gatherings, it would be
pleasant to 6eo ?hem move Southward.
The Rncklngham Register casis tilia
It is ?veil enugh to call out the State
mllllin to preserve order and protect
property, but It Is all wrong for timid
municipal officials, ?vho uro candidates
for re-election, to shirk responsibility
and depend on ihe military to do ordinary,
The Norfolk Vlrglnian-Pllot say?;
The Washington correspondent of the
Richmond Tlmes-Dlspatch says that
Postmaster-General Payne before leaving
for tho Adirondack.* Issued muzzle orders
to all subordinates and that nothing more
Is to be given out concerning the post?
office scandals. The little rascals are to
be punished for the benefit of the gal?
lertes and the big thieves will go free?
"A Typical Republican Investigation."
The Chase City Progress has made a
discovery. It says:
Old Virginia, hasn't yet gone out of the.'
business of raising great men and men
worth-.- of the highest honors that can
be bestowed upon them.
After casting its glance over tho entire
field tho Newport News Press reaches
The.timo has passed whon any section
of tho country can afford to stand up and
cast stonos at an erring neighbor. The
farms of lawlessness are so equally dis
rlbuted that a .charge of inconsistency
easily may he' brought to the door of th?