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BBB CHAPTER X.
B A night had passed, and the Island
BMW -of Martlnlquo lay drowsing In the
BMB sleepiness of midday. In Fort Royal
BMW bay, before tho sleep town, lay three
BMW ships at anchor. The one irearcst
BMW shore was a brlgantltlo, beautiful In
BMW model and French In build; sho car
BMW rled a long elghtecn-pounder nmld
BMw ships, and her bulwarks were pierced
BMV for lighter guns. This was tho "Black
BAW Petrol," and sho displayed the Amerl
BMW can ensign, now hanging limp In tho
BM motionless air, as wcro the llko colors
BAW shown by tho "Condor," rocking near
BME by in tho lazy tide.
BBS Down In tho luxuriously furnished
BM cabin of the brlgantlnc, Lnro and La
BMw fltto, seated, and in earnest convcr
BAm satlon, paused ocaslonally to scrutl
BMf, nlzo this craft.
BB& "Perhaps sho means no mischief,"
BMY muttered tho former; "but tho very
BMf (lag sho flics, and tho red showing on
BM her decks aro enough to set my teeth
WM. rn edge."
K "You say you heard ashoro last
BM evening, as did I, that sho stopped
BMm only to All her water butts, and Is
BMw bound farther south."
BBJn Lnfltto laid down the glass, and
BBJSt Inughcd a little bitterly; but ho inado
BBflf neither reply nor comment.
BMV "Did old Do Cazencau seem Inclin-
BMV cd to treat his granddaughter with
BMw kindness?" Iaro lnaulrcd, after a
BMw short silence, and as if considering It
BMm Aviso to chnngo tho subject.
BMf "Yes, for all I could see; and he is
BMf likely to do so while sho makes no
B demand upon his gold."
B Lnro uttered an oath and drained
B his glass.
BMf "That man has boon growing moro
BBC and moro miserly over slnco his prstty
BBC daughter ran away with that curse1
BBC Englishman, and I have often thoug) I
BBC it might Iiavo been money In my
CK pocket It I had let Stanley's blood out
CaTM of his velnrj tho night of tho govor-
Cftwj "I fear Garonne make harm for all."
B nor's ball beforo ho lovantcd with tho
H Jean let this pass without remark;
Hj but, as Laro replenished his gloss, tho
B young man said, "If you are not caro-
Bj ful you will get your brains as be-
B fogged as they wcro when I tried to
H talk with you this morning."
pB "Befogged, was I, my sou? Yet not
Bag so much but that I recall every word
W ' you told rao( of what has happened
BM ' slnco you loft I.nzallo nnd mo on tho
BK Darra do Illcrro, nnd went to play gon-
IHk tlcman awhllo in Now Orleans. Dy tho
Bff . way, Jean," ho added, as from an aftor
B thought, "that was an odd thing for
Cftf you to do go oft on a wild gooso
Bf chnso to tho Florida wilds to bring
pj Do Cazoueau's brat away from tho
ICB Thoro was a smouldering anger In
B Lnfltto's eyes as ho turned them upon
Cft Lnro's mocking tnco.
Cftf "I told you that tho Indian runner,
Caw Blrd-WIng, camo from his trlho to
H Count do Cazencau, bringing n letter
BCJ from Mrs. Stanley, Imploring his for-
H glvoncss, as sho was dying, and bo-
B seeching his protection for tho dough-
H tor sho must leovo among tho Indians.
B Ho nsked for my services, nnd I gnvo
H thorn glndly, for his daughter's feako."
H Lofltto looked steadily nt Laro, who,
H In a mocking tono, nsked, "Did you
CAB find her still such n charming demol-
BJB sollo? I daro swear you did not, If
H thoro bo truth In tho reports that tho
BB Englishman left her long ago left
Cbh lior to wear out her llfo among their
K red uolghbors."
BBJ Lafltto roso and went over to tho
BC? port-holo, turning his back us ho an-
CS 8wercd, "I found her dond, with tho
BC x, Indians mourning for her as for ono
CS well loved. Hor child, with her mnld,
BJ Ilnrbo, a Fronch womnn, I brought to
Bj tho count."
"What Is tho child called, ond how
B old sold you she wns?" I-aro lnaulrcd,
B now In n moro serious tono.
R "Sho Is fourtcon, but such n polo
little slip that sho neither looks nor
B seems hor ago. Sho bears tho satno
B given nnmo ns hor mother Hosollo;
B but tho Indians called hor 'Island
V Hose.' Their cabin was on n smoll
m Uland, and, In Bplto of their rudo stir-
CB roundlngs, tho motlior socms to havo
CBf roared tho child most carefully. Tho
count has formally adopted her, and
sho Is now known as Rosclle do Caze
ncau." Lnfltto Bald this with a dignified
coldness, nnd as If wishing, by a full
explanation, to dismiss tho subject.
Laro did not answer, and Lafltto
"I am reminded to ask you again
If you will tnko my advice as to this
present cargo of slaves. I tell you
that tho governor's recent proclama
tion will cause troublo, if you attempt
to bring them to New Orlenns at pres
ent. Plerro told me, only tho day bo
fore I sailed, of somo talk ho over
heard between Covcrnor Claiborne
himself and two gentlemen with him,
when ono of their coach horses cast
a shoe, and they wcro delayed at the
smithy while our men remedied tho
"Oh, I say, as seems to mo I am
always saying nowadays, that your
idea Is the right one," was the surly
answer, "We'll up soil at midnight,
when wo can reckon upon slipping
away from under the noso of that In
fernal Britisher out there, and mnko
for our own snuggery, where Lazallo
has, no doubt, been wondering at my
being so long away. Onco In tho
channel that brings us to tho Barrn
do Hlcrro, and anchored beforo It, nil
tho craft England can send would
havo hard work to get at us.v"Wo will
tako tho niggers there for awhile, and
turn them out on tho Island, to work
our crops, until Clalborno takes an
other nap and forgets all about tho
Ho had, while speaking, ngaln pick
ed up the spyglass, and focussed it
upon tho man-of-war, whero nothing
was changed among tho red-coated
"Havo you nnythlng moro to say to
Judo?" Inquired Lafltto, after a few
moments' sllenco upon his part, while
Laro was swearing at tho enemy he
"No," replied tho latter, without tak
ing tho glass from his oyo; "for, be
fogged as you thought me, I gave him
his orders this morning, beforo I cnfno
aboard this craft."
"Very well," said Lafltto, paying no
attention to Laro's covert defenso of
hlmsolf. "Then nothing remains to
bo dono until night."
"Nothing," tho other mnn assented;
nnd Lnflttc left him,
Tho "Black Petrol's" gunner, Lopez,
on old fellow of Laro's, leaned against
tho tnftrnll. smoking, while ho looked
scowllngly nt tho English vessel. Near
Lopez lounged Garonno, mato of tho
"Black Petrel," a heavily built, brutal
faced Portuguese, as swarthy as his
Somo dlstnnco forward, leaning
against tho bulwark, his nrms folded,
nnd his stolid fnco turned townrd tho
sinking sun, wns tho stntucsquo form
of Ehownli, tho only Indian aboard
a young sub-chief of tho Muyscns
tribe, Inhabiting nn island of tho
"I havo boon watching him, nnd I
toll you tho dog Is not to bo trusted,"
tho gunner whs saying. "Laro seems
nowadays to havo no oyes savo for his
rum; and this, if ho has not a care,
will lead us all Into somo Infornnl
trap, whero wo may feel tho ropo
around our necks."
"Hnvo a caro, Lopez," said his com-
.panlon sternly, "that you got not tho
tasto of nnother ropo first, upon your
baro back, for showing disrespect to
"You havo boon over-frco with thnt
sort of ropo already; and this lies at
tho bottom of what I thought It my
duty to warn you ngalnst," was the
surly retort. "An Indlnn nevor for
gets tho hurt ho nover forgives; nnd
forgiving Is somothlng nn Indian
would scorn ns wo would scorn cow
nrdlco." Qnronno, with an oath, asked what
"I will stnko all tho sllvor nnd gold
that fell to my sharo from tho fight
threo weeks ngo with tho Spanish brig,
thnt Ehownh will nover forgot tho
spllclnc to tho main mnst you gavo
lilm f'ir Btonllng your ruby. Evory
blow of tho ropo's ond nwoko a dozen
dovlls In his heart; and these will,
sooner or Inter, make n merry boll for
you, and perhaps fop all of us."
Garonne, whoso look of scowltnn
anger had changed to ono of sneering
scorn, uttered a burnt of vile profan
ity, nnd striking tho tnffrall with n
broad fist, brown ns mahogany, ex
claimed roughly, "Let mo henr no
more such talk from you, Lopez; old
messmates ns wo aro, you nro going
a bit too far. You prato llko soma old
houscwlfo in her dotage."
Lopez, with an angry snarl, straight
ened himself, nnd turning away, saw
Lafltto coming toward him. Garonno
also saw the latter, nnd, advancing
said, "No sign yet, captain, of a visit
ing boat from over there," Indicating
with his thumb the man-of-war.
Lafltto nodded a careless recogni
tion of tho mate's remark and passed
on to Lopez.
"I had thought that when tho cool
came tho Englishman might havo
tried to board us for an Interview,"
the young man remarked In the kind
ly tone his men know as well as they
did tho coldly imperious one that nev
er failed to hold In check tho most
lawless amongst them.
"Much better they keep away," said
Lopez slowly, In tho English tongue
ono ho Bpoko but Imperfectly. "Much
better, sir: but to mo It tho surer
shows thnt wo nro watched."
"Well," said Lafltte, still looking at
tho vessel, "let them watch their fill,
whllo tho daylight gives them tho
chance. At midnight tho wind will bo
of a sort tho 'Black Petrel' needs, nnd
wo will glvo thorn a elenred patch
of tho sea to watch when tho light
Then ho asked, "What wcro you nnd
Garonno quarrelling over as I camo
Lopez glanced about and saw that
Garonno and tho Indian had disap
peared. Then, turning his eyes to La
fltte, ho answered In n lowered voice,
"Do not think I nm becoming soft
hearted, my captain, that I havo to
say I fear Garonno make harm for
all, by bastinadoing a Muycas llko
whito man sailor. This I was telling
Tho "BInck Petrel" had as Lafltto
know nlrendy from Iaro somo threo
weeks beforo encountered a richly
laden Spanish brig, bound for a West
Indian port. A fierce fight had ended
In victory for tho brlgantlnc, after
which tho prlzo was burned, nnd tho
survivors of Its crow set adrift In
Thero wcro twenty slaves aboard,
together with a rich cargo, and in tho
latter wcro found a number of uncut
goms, from which tho Indian had beon
suspected of stealing a largo ruby,
awarded to Garonne as part of his
sharo of tho plunder. Ehowah, upon
bolng accused, refused to admit or
dony tho theft, and Lnro, contrary to
his usual custom, had left tho Indian
to be dealt with as his accuser saw
Garonne, whoso natural brutality
had boon Increased by generous lm
blblngs of spirits taken from tho des
poiled vessel, was not content with In
flicting ordinary punishment for such
nn offense, but hod for several days
In succession, caused tho Indlnn to bo
stripped, tied to tho mast and flogged
unmercifully, after which ho was
treated with unsparing severity by
"Ehownh's back bears scars that
only revenge will heal," declared Lo
pez In conclusion, and now speaking
In his own tonguo. "Ho hns been
changed over since. No man over
had n kinder enro or softer touch for
a mato who was sick or hurt, as I
havo to remember from tho tlmo, two
years ago, when I wns laid up with
a cracked head, nt Tobagga. But now
ho glares llko a wild cat when ono
of us crosses his way, and ho hns not
spoken ten words slnco ho wns bas
tinadoed." Lafltto's only comment wns to bid
Lopez keep sllenco upon tho subject,
and to havo a watchful oyo upon Ehe
wah. (To bo continued.)
EARLY CARRYING OF MAILS.
In 1747 Newspaper Changed Day of
Issue to Suit the 'Carrier.
Tho Now York postofTlco Is tho larg
est supporter of tho postal depart
ment, to which It returns $0,000,000 or
moro clear profit. This Is somo ad
vnnco on tho good old times, ns mny
bo seen from Bradford's Now York Oa
zetto of Dec. 0, 1717: "Cqrnollus Ynn
Dcnhurgh ns Albany Post designs to
set out for tho first tlmo this winter
on Thursday next. 'All lottors to go
by' him nro desired to ho sent to tho
postofllco or to his houso near tho
During tho Hudson river navigation
tho Albany mall wns transmitted by
sloops, but In tho winter n messenger,
ns ohovo montloncd wns required, ond
it Is probablo that ho traveled on foot.
Tho winter nverngo of tho eastern nnd
southern malls Is given In tho samo
paper nnd samo dnto as follows:
"On Tuesday tho Tenth Instnnt nt
9 o'clock In tho Forenoon tho Boston
nnd 1'hlladolphla Posts set out from
Now York to perform their stages
onco a Fort'nlto during tho Winter
months nnd nro to sot out at 9 o'clock
Tuesdny morning. Gentlomen nnd
Morchnnts aro desired to bring tholr
Lottors In time. N. B. This Onzotto
will nlso como forth on Tuesdny Morn
ings during thnt tlmo."
t Is ovldcnt thnt tho Gazotto, which
was n weekly published on Wednes
day, changed Its dny to accommodate
tho malls. Troy Times.
An Oriental Answer.
It wan In n Molno Sundny school,
eays Llppincott's Mngozlno, that a
teacher recently nsked a Chinese pu
pil If he undorstood tho meaning of
tho words "nn old cow,"
"Boon cow n long tlmo," was 'ho
(Mrrra octito I
The Truth at Last. I
"acnernl," said tho shado of Emor-
son, "I should llko to know tho true
story of that cherry-tree episode"
"Well, It was this way," replied the
shade of Gen. Washington. "Papa
aid to mo: 'Gcorgo, did you cut down
that prune seratlna?' 'No, papa,' said
I. 'I cannot tell a lie. I did not.' And
there tho Incident closed. You see,
tho tree was not a pruno seratlna at
all, but a pruno cernsus."
True to Nature,
Nervous Brldgo Player (doprecat
Ingly playing cards) I really don't
know what to play. I'm afraid of mak
ing a fool of myself.
Lady Partner (reassuringly)
That's nil right. I don't boo what else
you could have done. Punch.
My daughter will got a cool million for her dowry.'
"Oh, that doesn't matter lovo overcomes all."
8ho Papa bellovcs In tho pleasures
He Do you ngrce with him?
Sho Oh, yes, Indeed. In tho sum
mer he promises to buy rao a sealskin
coat tho following winter If I'll glvo
up going to tho seablde, and In the
winter ho promises to send mo to the
seaside tho following summer If I'll
glvo up tho sealskin coat. So, you see,
I nm always happy.
"Shakespearo Is all wrong." mut
tered tho lending man to tho soubretto
as tho star walked out In front to tnko
tho call meant for tho chief nctors.
"In what particular?" asked tho
"Tho fault Is In ourselves that wo
are underlings," angrily replied tho
leading man as ho wntched tho mo
nopoly in front of tho footlights.
A Joke on Him.
"What's old mnn Groucher kicking
about?" nsked tho hardwaro dealer.
"Wanted ten pounds o' nails," re
plied tho clerk, "an' wouldn't trust us
to send 'om. Insisted on taking them
"Huh! I hopo ho'll sweat for It."
"I'll bet ho will. I sneaked flvo or
bIx extra pounds of 'cm lu tho pack
ago." " i
A Domestic Note.
Teto do Veau took a nowspapor
from his pocket, chuckling.
"Look here," he said. "Look at this
advertisement Smith hnB In tho per
sonnl column. 'Como back and I'll bo
kinder.' When did his wifo leave, do
"It Isn't his wife," L'Olgnon an
swered. "Its his cook."
Not Evenly Matched.
"Havo you anything to say why
scntenco should not bo pronounced
upon you?" asked tho Judge
"Nothing, your honor, except thnt I
hopo you will inako allowanco for the
fact that tho lawyer who convicted mo
had a louder voico than tho ono who
defended mo." Milwaukee Sentinel.
Over and Over.
"Woll," said Morrell, speaking of
tho demlso of a mutual friend, "n
mnn enn only dlo oiico, and "
"I don't know nbout thnt," Inter
rupted Wiseman. "I seo by tho papers
that tho youngest drummor boy to
enter tho union scrvlco Is dead again."
"Ah, they seem to bo two souls with
but n slnglo thought," remarked the
sad-faced man oyelng tho couplo on
"Well," said tho bachelor, "I tome
times think thoy havo oven less than
Tho Downy Ono Bah Jovo, y'
know, they used to tnx men who
raised mustnehes In Queen Elizabeth's
Tho Protty Ono Woll. It nppears to
tax somo men I know to do it now.
"You say, madam, that you wero
under great excitement when you
struck this woman."
L "Yes, sho hod Just found tho family
Bible with my nco In It."
A month had passed slnco tho count
ess had sued for divorce. A week had
gono by Blnco tho papors had mon
tloncd tho affair.
"My dear," said tho count, "can't
you fllo amended papers or some
thing? Wo'vo got to keep in tho
swim, you know."
Thereupon tho lawyers wore sot to
A Bitter View.
Lovatt "It's funny thnt lovo stories
should invnrlnbly end with tho mar
rlago of tho hero and heroine."
Honpock "Why bo?"
Lovatt "Becauso tbftt's really only
the beginning of tholr lltcs."
Honpcck "Thnt may bo, but It's
tho end of tho lovo story."
"Why, Sllbbles," wo sny to our
friend, In surprise, when wo aeo him
pulling nt a big, fnt cigar, "didn't you
swear off smoking tho first of tho
year. Didn't you vow not to smoke
another cigar for five years?"
"Yes," ho replies, blowing out n
huge cloud of smoke. "Yes, I did.
nnd any, it seems to mo to bo nbout
ten years slnco I swore off."
"Tnlk nbout drenms coming truo I
drenmed Inst night that n hurglnr en
tered my room, took my wntch from
tho dresser nnd sneaked out beforo I
could catch him. I woko up, Jumped
out of bed nnd looked for tho watch."
"Was It gono?"
"No, but It wns going."
"Do you think John will grow any
"I hopo not."
"Ho's almost too tall now for his
father's old pants."
One of the Many.
Hicks Does sho tnko in boarders.
Wicks Sh-h! Don't speak so loud.
But between you and mo "tako in" is
Just tho phrase.
Unelo Jerry Peobles wns looking
over the list of "amended spellings"
recommended by tho roformors.
"Good land!" ho exclnlmed, "I don't
sea nothln' strnngo In thorn words.
That's tho way I'vo alius spelled 'em."
A Pearl, She.
Harry (lu department Btoro) How
would this book, "Gems of Thought,"
do for Bollo's birthday?
Maude I'm nfrald that Belle Is
mero given to thoughts of gems.
So He Might. H
"I seo that Edison Indorses this BJ
now scheme of special foods to atlm- PJ
tilate tho brain to do certain linos of Hj
"Yes, but ho'll have to make a dem- H
onstrntlon of Its efficacy beforo 1 in- H
"But what sort of a demonstration B
could ho make that would be con- H
"Ho might cat a hunk of angol food H
and Invent a flying machine" H
"What aro you crying for?" BB
"I fell down on tho Ico and papa Bbj
laughed at me." H
"But that's nothing to cry about." H
"I know It, and I nln't crying about BB
that; but papa fell down on tho lco B
nnd I laughed nt him." BBj
"Well, I wouldn't cry nbout that. BJ
"You would If you got tho spankln' BJ
I got." Houston Post. M
Take a Bottle or Two. BBJ
Rimer Havo you read any of BBJ
thoso versified advertisements I'm BBJ
writing for "Phlsslck's Pink Pan- BBJ
Crlttlck Yes, nnd thoy make me BJ
Rimer Good. That's tho effeot I BJ
want them to havo. It helps tho sale BJ
of tho "Panacea." H
Wedded to His Art .H
"What has becomo of punkllne, tho BB
"Oh, ho's quit tho poetry business BJ
and gono into tho artificial gas busl- BJ
"Why did ho do that?" H
"Ho was Just determined to make Bj
his fortuno scanning meters." Kan- BJ
sns City Times. Bj
Best He Could Do. BJ
"You know," said tho young man la, BH
the case, "that I am poor, but don't Bj
you think wo might bo able to lire on Bj
bread and chceso nnd kisses?" Bj
"Yes," replied the fnlr maid, "but" H
"Then," ho Interrupted, "see If you BH
can work your father for tho bread and BJ
chceso and I'll attend to the rest." BH
"Farmers," announced tho fair vlsl- J
tor from tho city, "are Just as dls- J
honest ns city milkmen." BB
"How d'ye mnko that out?" asked J
her host. H
"Why, I saw your hired man this H
morning wntcr every ono of tho cows Bj
beforo ho milked them." BB
Jnck I proposed to Miss Straight- BJ
loco tho other ovenlng, and sho In- BB
slstcd on my giving up drinking, BB
Bmoking nnd automnblllng on Sun- H
Tom Well? B
Jack So I gave up tho Idea of mar- H
rylng hor. H
One of Its Uses. B
"After nil," said tho morallzer, H
"what's tho good of monoy, anyway f Bfl
"Woll," replied tho demoralizer, "It BB
cnnblcs n man who has it to keep BB
away from tho pcoplo from whom he BB
could not keep away If he didn't have BB
Mary I henr Miss Olden la engngoi to n man who stammors. jjfu
Jnno Yes. Ho was trying to say "dear me," but sho didn't lot him
get nny further than "dear." 4'f
Just a Crank. . J.S
"Whnt did that new arrival want?" I'M
asked St. Peter. tW
"Ho asked me If 1 knew where he tS&j
could get hold of four old hnlos," re- ffii
piled tho attendant angel. "Ho says WtjL
ho wants to try nnd build an auto," BJI
A Mistake In Lives.
"Aren't you afraid, Mabel, to spend Bfl
your llfo with that sixty-year-old duf- BJ
Mabel (looking over her trousseau)
His llfo, mother, not mine. Bfl