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Twenty nailes below Ogdensburg
on the .American side of the St Law
rence river a long point of land juts
out into the stream. At about 8 in
the evening of a starlight August
night two men rowed a boat along
the shore, anchored near this point
and got ready their --shing tackle.
They lighted pipes an began to
talk. The shore was a desolate one.
No living things save bats and night
haWks were stirring, and there
seemedlittledangerof listeners. Yet
if it lad not been quite so dark the
fishermen night have seen that
there were tio living things near
I A big tree had blown down on
the shore years before, and its bark
lq trunly still stretched over the wa
t- close to the surface. On this log
were two boys.
Being also fishermen, they were
about to give a friendly greeting to
the newcomers when something that
was being said caught their atten
tion, and they kept quiet.
Tho~igh the men spoke in low
tones, the night was still so that their
voices were carried distinctly over
the water. The boys on the log
could hear and understand.
"It's an easy way of makin money
if it's done right-as I do it," one of
the men was saying. "We'd make a
good thing out of this. There's a
lot of the opium, an there isn't much
"Don't know 'bout that-seems to
me there's danger enough," mut
tered the other.
"There's not much," went on the
first speaker, who sat in the boat's
stern. "Theofficers at the patrol sta
tion are acareless lot-asleep half the
time, and the people about here are
afraid of ie. They'd rather see any
amount of smugglinthandoanything
than get ule down ontham. Makeup
your mind, Sandy, for the sooner
we <do it the better. Let's say to
morrow night. There's no moon
now to trouble us. This is a good
place to slip over, right here. We'll
only be a few minutes rowin across,
and there'll be a horse an wagon
waitin for us on the Yankee shore."
Sandy unally gave his assent, and
after some more talk the man who
seemed- the leader said, "All right, I
then. Now let's leave this fishin I
only came because I wanted a quiet
little talk with you."
The anchor was drawn up, and if
it had not been for a black bass the
boat would have moved quietly off
into the night. -
This black bass as it swam along
by the shore happeaed to notice the
bait on one of the hooks that were in
the water near the big log. It seized
the bait, and being an activefish, like
all black bass, it gave the line a sad
den, sharp jerk. The pole was loose-.,
ly held, for just then the boys were
tnoing little of their fishing, anft
this jerk caused it to fall from the
boy's hand and strike the log. The
owner's endeavor to catch the pole
only added to the noise.
"Hold onV" cried the man in the
boat'sstern, "what was thatt Quick,
Sandy! row up to that log, there's]
something movin on it?"
The boys -tried to scramble ashore
and igt have succeeded had not
one of tminbhis haste slipped and
fallen into the water. His compan-~ 1
ion stopped to pullhim out and both
The men lighted a lantern they]
bad with them and exmied their
prisoners. "This one that's just had
adrncnis Master Dugro an thei
other one is young Hardie," said the 4
man in the boat's stern. "Now,
boys, I suppose you know me, Joe1
McGregor, an you know I'm not a
man to meddle with. You've heard]
our talk, an now you've got to prom
ise to keep quiet about it, an if you]
break - your promise Ip11 make you)
wish you'd never heard of me! I'm
going right along as if you hadn't
been here toigt, and younsee that:
you do too.o you understand?
The boys were socompletelyin the]
Swer of this man-whom they
ew to be a desperate fellow, sus
pected of all sorts of crimes-that
they did not hesitate. Both took a
solemn oath of secrecy.
"emember," said McGregor as
they were allowed to jump ashore,
"if I hear of any informing Ill know
'who has done it, an p'll have my re
vengei You'll11earn what it is toget
Joe McGregor down on you!"
The boys hurried over the field to
ward the village.
"Well, we're in luck," said George
Hardie, the larger boy. "? expected
McGregor to drown us, after catch
2ng us listening in that way. He's
equal to anything!"
Phil Dugro, a slender lad of 15,
was trembling violently. He had
had a chiling bath in the river and
besides he was greatly excited. "I
'wish we hadn't been forced to prom
ise!" he exclaimed. "McGregor's
smuggling ought to be stopped."
"Oh, I don't worry about that.
The government can stand it. This
is not a case where patriotism comes
in. If necessary, p'd fight for my
country-quick as any one. But this
is different. It'sno businessof ours."
"Well, however that is," said Phil,
"we've promised to keep quiet about
it, so now there's nothing that we
But after they had parted in the
outskirts of the village, Phil contin
'ued to feel uncomfortable. It seemed
as if he were almost a traitor to his
Phil Dugro was the son of a lieu
tnant of cavalry, who upon leaving
West Point had married in his na
tive village on the St. Lawrence.
When he was ordered to join aregi
ment ini the west, his young wife
.went with him. Finally, after having
had two years of almost constant In
dian fighting, Lieutenant Dugro was
shot and killed in one of the skir
mishes. His widow came back to
her eastern home, bringing with her
the baby who had grown into this
stdpling of 15.
Xer pension made Mrs. Dugro in
dependent, and she chose to live
aloie with her son and the memory
of Ler husband. To her, Lieutenant
Dugro had been a hero equal to "the
chief with the yellow hair" himself
onl' his untimely death, she thought,
hadprevented his gaining the fame
of a General Custer. She hoped that
the son might in some degree be
woithy of his soldier father.
Piil's imagination had been stirred
by uis. mother's stories of Indian
an-stories in which her husband
was always the central figure, and
all that boyisja enthusiasm which in
most lads finds an outlet through the
romances of knighthood was concen
trated in devotion to the country in
the service of which his father ha4
died. He shared in his mother's de
sire that he should go to West Point,
but at that time political influence
was necessary, and Mrs. Dugro feared
that the appointment could not be
On the night of the meeting with
McGregor, Phil slept uneasily, being
troubled with many dreams-fights
with smugglers on the river, with
Indians on the plains.
The next day he was restless. In
the afternoon he saw George Hardie,
who assured him that it was best to
forget all about the night before.
After supper he and his mother were
on the pia
"Did myfather ever have anything
to do with smugglers?" suddenly
asked Phil. He was thinking it was
almost time for McGregor to be start
ing out across the river.
Mrs. Dugro thought not.
"Would he have eonsidered it as
necessary to fight smugglers as hos
tile Indians or invading soldiers?" he
"Perhaps not. Still ~one ought al
ways to try to prevent lawbreaking.
The government looks out for us in
many ways, and we should defend its
rights whenever we have the oppor
tunity. Your father believed in
this principle very strongly. I hope,
Phil, you will never forget it. In
this country the government's inter
ests are our interests, and we should
always be careful to protect them
in small matters as well as in great"
A few minutes later Phil was hur
rying down to the river's bank. He
book a boat and rowed out to the
middle of the stream, opposite the
place where he and George had en
:ounteredthe smugglers. Hefloated
there, holding the boat up against
the current It had grown so dark
that he could scarcely make out the
Line of the low shore. He sat there
vaguely waiting. His mother's words
nade him ashamed of having given
hat promise to McGregor. A prom
se was not to be broken-still, one
ourse was open. Hte would do his
est, silent, single handed. In his
letermination he felt ready for dan
ger. No promise, though sealing his
ips, could free him from duty toward
;he law and the government.
McGregor hid called the custom
iouse officers acarelesslot of fellows,
mt he was mistaken. The officers
aispected that there was opium on
he Canadian side waiting to be
;nuggled across, and this night they
vere on the watch, and three boats,
ach holding two men armed with
-ines, were patroling the river.
A heavy mist now hung over the
rater, and it was very dark. Sud
lenly a boat loomed up, moving with
"Who's there!" cried Phil.
Theboat stoppedandavoice, which
iil recognized, replied: "Two gn
lemen out rowing. It's so dark we
~ot turned round. We're trying to
id the Canada shore."-'
"You'd better go back there," said
hil. "I know you, Maregor, and
:mean to stop your smuggling!"
A lantern was flashed in his face.
"It's young Mr. Dugro, is it? Well,
ny fine fellow, if you don't row right
iome and keep your lips tight shut
rou'll know me still better--better
han you want to. Do you hear?
~'ll have no nonsense!"
'Tm not afraid of you," said Phil.
"Better catch 'uim an gag 'im an
brow 'uim overboard," muttered Mc
Iregor's companion. "We can't have
im maki a noise now or tellin on
"All right. Get hold of him," said
kicGregor in the same low tone.
'Then let me try scaring him. You
mow, Sandy, I don't like hiling peo
?le when it's not necessary"
Though Phil had not heard this,
bte saw the boat start toward him.
Enowing that he would be at their
mercy in a fight at close quarters,
mnd that his only hope of preventing
~he smuggling was by delaying it,
hil pulled toward the shore shout
ng for help.
The unequal race was soon ended,
bhe pursuers crashed alongside and
andy grasped Phil by the arm. The
boy twisted himself free, and brand
sling an oar, sprang up in the boat.
Ee continued to shout at the top of
"Quick!" cried McGregor, "jump
ito his boat and stop that yelling!"
Sandy sprang to obey. He parried
the blow aimed at him, wrenched
away the oar, and was just seizing
Phil whe he caught a glimpse of a
boat swiftly bearing down upon
them. Without an instant's hesita
tion he turned and slid silently into
the water and disappeared.
Startled at this, McGregor glanced
around, and in a fiash he, too, saw
the danger, but too late to follow1
Sandy's example. A dark .lantern
blinded him, and he was ordered to
hold up his hands.
"McGregor, you're caught at last,"
cried one of the officers from the pa
trol boat. "We suspected you'd be
mixed up in this opium business."
The prisoner made no reply to the
charge and submitted sullenly to the
It appeared that Phil's shouts for
help had been heard by the patrol,
who had hurried to learn their cause.
But for thieir meeting with Phil, the
smugglers would probably have suc
ceeded in crossing the river unob
served. In McGregor's boat was a
large quantity of contraband opium,
and the officers, after landing Phil,
retrned to their station well pleased
with the night's work
The authorities at Washngton
probably heard of Phil's part in the
capture of the man who had so long
defied the laws along the St. Law
rence river; at any rate, the next
year he received an appointment to
That Phil Dugro will ever become
a war hero and die in battle for his
country is fortunately not probable.
But it is probable, nay certain, that
his having learned when a boy that
the people of a country should sup
port its laws-eren in cases of seem
ing small importance, and at the
sacrifice of personal comfort and
safety-willmake himabetter soldier
and a better citizen.--Washington
No truth In the Report.
ALTEX ANDRIA, Va, D~ec. 3.-There is
no truith in reports current of a double
lynching in Fairfax county of two
white men, who had robbed and beaten
a yong farme~r.
Secretary Herbert Makes His
PROGRESS OF HIS DEPARTMENT.
New Vessels Completed-Smokoloss Pow
der Abandoned-The Dock at Port Royal.
Movements of Warships-Purchase of
ditlonal Land at Key West-Live Oak
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8.-In his annual
report, Secretary of the Navy Herbert
The following vessels, built by con
tract, have been completed, accepted
and commissioned since the date of my
last report: Olympia, Minneapolis and
The ram Katahdin, completed under
contract at the Bath Iron works, was
tried over a designated course upon
Long Island souiad, making an average
of 16.011 knotL, an hour. The contract
requirements, excepting, perhaps, some
slight finishing touches, had all been
complied with, save only that a speed
of 17 knots was not reached upon the
trial, and for this reason the depart
ment refused to accept the ship. In the
contract the company guarantees this
speed. There is no provision authcriz
ing the acceptance of the ship if she
fails to attain 17 knots. The company
earnestly insists that as the vessel and
its achinery were constructed upon
the department's plans and specfica
tions, that as these plans and specifica
tions were faithfully followed and the
work well done, the ship should be ac
cepted. In the view of the department,
however, whatever may be the equities
of the contractor, the question as to
what shall be the final disposition of
the matter, is one properly belonging to
T ollowing vessels have been com
pleted at navy yards and put in commis
aon: The Maine, Texas and Amphitrite.
Docks Too small.
The department has been recently
somewhat inconvenienced for want of a
dock large enough to take the larger
class of our naval vessels. The Texas,
it was believed, could not be safely dock
ed at the Norfolk yard, and it was there
fore decided to send her to the Brooklyn
yard, where, though the dock was of
the same size as that at Norfolk, the
higher tides permitted the ship to enter
it wiih greater assurance of safety. By
takin advantage of a high tide the ship
was docked without touching. This
want of larger docks has not been un
foreseen, and if builders had fulfilled
their contracts we should now have two
docks on the Atlantic coast ready and
able to take at any time any ship in ser
vice or now building.
The large dock at Port Royal, S. C.,
was to have been finished according to
contract on April 23. 1893. There were
many delays in the work, but it was re
ported as ready for use some time since,
and the Texas might have been docked
there instead of being sent to New
York but for interrupting certain work
now being done on the dook which the
department decided upon for the pur
of further strengthening this struc
. This dock, it is believed, will be
turned over to the government within
the present calendar year.
Labor at Navy Yards.
Four years ago the registration sys
tem of employing laborers and mechan
ics at navy yards was inaugurated, and
it has now come to be generally under
stood by applicants that It is necessary
to register with the labor boards in or
der to be employed, that after register
ing, workmen are taken on in the order
oft registration, that plitical or other
Influence plays no pati securing em
ployment as a laborer or mechanic, and
that the department does not interfere
in the matter of employing or discharg
tg workmen at navy yards unless the
rules have in some way been violated.
As a result there are few requests made
upon the department for the employ
ment of laborers and mechanics at navy
yards, whereas much time was f or
merly consumed in hearing and an
swering applicants and their friends.
Movements of Ships In Commission.
The situation during the past year
has required the vessels of the navy to
be constantly cruising.
The North Atlantic squadron, com
posed of five vessels, under the com
mand of Rear Admiral R. W. Meade,
cruised during the past winter in the
West Indies and the waters adjacent
thereto. In May, Rear Admiral R. W.
Meade was relieved of the command at
his own request, and Rear Admiral F.
M. Bunce was ordered as his successor.
This squadron at present consists of
the New York (flagship), Columbia,
Apitrite, Cincinnati, Raleigh, and
M tomr, and will In a short time
bee- noodby the Maine and Texas.
TheMinaaplishas recently been de
tached from the North Atlantic sqad
ran and sent to'Turkish waters.
Live Oak Timber Beservations.
Mac ,195, authoisd he secret
of the navy to certify the whole or suh
portion or portions of the several tracts.
of laud in the states of Alabama and
Mississippi theretofore set apart and re
served ter naval purposes, as are no lon
ger required for the purpose for which
they were reserved, or for any purpose
connected with the naval service.
I have the honor to report that in pur
suance of this act the several tracts of
land so held in reserve in the states of
Alabama and Mississippi were, March
14, 1895, certified to the secretary of the
interior for restoration to the body of
the public domain, the department be
ing batisfied that It no longer had any
use for the retention of these reserva
It is believed that no naval establish
ment demands higher classes of mate
rial for ships or exacts more rigid in
spection than ours. The work of in
spection, as done by ourinspectors, com
prises a chemical analysis of evezy heat
of metal, numerous analysis of drmfings
fn or~ each piece of finished material,
coirwtto required shape and size,
freedom frmsurface defects, uniform
soundndss, and the determination of its
tensile strength and ductility.
Activity in building these anxilary
coast defense craft remains about the
same as in my last report. France leads
in the possession- of torp'lo boats, with
218 in service and 54 ibuilding; Great
Britain has 189 In service and 62 under
construction. Spain is dor~biing her tor
ed oboat forte, and Japan, taking a
lsson from her experience in the late
war, and having already (with thosa
captured from the Chinese) a total of 40i
n service, is buildIng 17 more.
Naval War Collego.
Under the able superintandency of
Captain H. C. Taylor, U. S. N., this in
stitution has during each of the two past
years made a distinctively forward step.
It can no -longer in any quarter be re
garded as a postgraduate school to car
ry officers forward in the theoretical
studies pursued in the academy at An
napolis, but it now stands out clearly
as an undenisbly practical institution
for the study of war as a science evolved
from historical research and of war as
an art applied to problems arising out
of hypothetical and possible cases of at
tacks upon and defenses of our own
country, its coasts, and cities.
Site of Drydock at Algiers, La
In my last annual report, I submitted
the particulars regarding the pending
purchase at Algiers, La., of two tracts
of land known as the Olivier and Tre
pagnier estates, to be used by the gov
ernent in the establishment of a dry
A doc at+hnt place I have the honor to
report that this purchase has been con
cluded by the payment, in pursuance of
the decree of the court, to the parties
named in that decree, of the sum of
$37,000 for the Olivier property and $7,
750 for the Trepagnier property, and
that the title to the lands received in
each case met the approval of the de
partment of justice.
Purchase of Additional Land at Key West.
Under provision of the act approved
March 2, 1895, appropriating $20,000 for
the purchase of an additional lot for
storage of coal at the naval station,
Key West, Fla.. I have the honor to re
port that a lot fronting on the waters of
the harbor of Key West and adjoin
ing the naval station was purchas
ed from William Cr2v and wife,
Aug. 16, 16D5. By this purchase the
property of the naval suttion is extend
ed to Green streot, in Key West, and
additional facilities for the storage of
coal, long needled, have been acquired.
After careful consideration the de
partment finally decided to have con
structed and exhaustively tnsted a sub
marine bo4 of the Holland type, and
accordingly on March 13. 1895, a con
tract was entered into with the John P.
Holland Torpedo Boat company of New
York for the construction of a subma
rine torpedo boat in accordance with
plans and specifications submitted by
the above named company and approved
by the department.
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Charleston, Manuing and Columbia to
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erry' without change.
Thes.e trains land passengers in the
[nien Depot at Atlanta-as near thc Ex
position grounds as through passengers
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FaoMr A. f C. E.
ianing . $13 95 $1 5| $7 20
harleston 1 13 95 |10 25 I 7 20
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DATEs or sALE AND LTharrs.
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Column 0.-Tickets sold daily to Dec.
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surpasses, in some respects, any exposi
ion held in America. Here you find, side
b side, exhibits from Florida and Alaska,
C~afornia and Maine, the United States oi
&ueri'ca and the United :States of Brazil,
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unong many other attraction', Arab, Chi
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be made and fiirtber information furnished
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In addition to a full and com plete
btock of drugs, Medicines and
Chericals, we keep a complete
And the thonsand and one things
usually found in every first-class
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CHEAP EXCURSION RATES
SEP. 25 TO DEC. 81, 1895.
ATLANTIC COAST LINE.
Through Pullman Palace Buffet Sleeping
Cars between New York and Atlanta. Ga.,
via Richmiond, Petersburg. Weldon, Rocky
1ociunt. Wilson, Fayetteville, Florence,
Sumter, Orangeburg, Aiken and Augusta.
For Rates, Schdules, Sleeping Car ao
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Our regular season for shipmen ts o
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we are prepared to ship you any desired
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and. being situated on the ocean, where
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Money to Loan.
MArNIN, S. C., Oct. 29, 1895.
I have made arrangements with brokern
n New York City, through whom I am able
o place loans secured by first mortgage cn
mproved farms for five years time, pay.
ble in instalments, at the low rate of 6
~r cent interest pet annum. The broker
e nd the charge for abstract and inspec
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If you want cheap money come in at
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WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
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Stalls Nos. 1 and 2 Fish Market.
Office, Nos. 18 and 20 Market st ,
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W H EN YOU COME
TO TOW!ICALL AT
Which is fitted. up with an
eye to the comfort: of his
customers. .. ..-..
IN ALL STYLES,:
S HAVING AND
S H A M~iPCOOING
Done with neatness and
A cordial invitation
is extended. . .
s Levi's Mammoth Store
SECURE BARGAINS. .
)rybody is feeling better, and if you want to feel still better come an.1
and buy your fall and winter supplies at prices that will astonish you.
f the stock was bought before gnoh hal advanced, and for th:at reas''n
ifer the most flattering inducements to the purchasing public.
roods, Henriettas, Serges, Brilliantines, Silks,
teds, Cheviots, Crepons, Ginghams, Satines, Prints
een to be appreciated. Come and examine for yourslf. There is no
be State that will undersell me iu flannels, hleacheLs anri unbleached
of my goods straight and do not offer them one article below cost and
tlter goods the people are compelled to buy. -
ig, Pants Goods, Hats Shoes, Corsets, Hosiery.'
r from reputable manufacturers, who pride tbewselves on keeping up
clothes is wanted I ask that you not make a purchase uutii you come
5. The best wool-filling jeans pants on the market for one dollar.
, with Suspenders to Each Pair, Only 75 Cents.
n town to select from and at old prices. I give my personal attention
see to it that I give my patrons their noney's worth. I can sell a solid
dress-for $1.50. I sell a ladies' handsome dress shoe for $1 which
sets from 25 cents up; I am headquarters for the famous R. & G.
ware, Hares, Cutlery,
arming Implements of All Kinds,
PRICE PAID FOR COTTON.
and am not tied to any factor's stake. I can and will pay the highest
uarantee that the prices paid by me will be more than can be obtained
mt is extended to the public to visit my store. Yours truly,
Look to your own interest and
sell your tobacco where you can
Get the Highest Prices for it,
We are getting high prices at
The Planters' Warehouse
New buyers are on the market every day, and they
all want your tobacco. They are here for that pur
pose and raust have it ; consequently, they will pay
competition prices. Bring us a load and-be convinced
that what we say is true.- We have the
. A SALE EVERY DAY.
Yours for busimess,
SMOOT & McGILL.
JNO. REB DR AKE, Auctioneer.
R1 W.UOANT & SON
s!!rCMTFF]R., !!!!. C.
To Our Clarendon Friends :
we are now prepared to offer lower prices than ever. Call or write for what
you want. our Stock is complete. We have added to our immense stock of
hardware a large line of
Paints, Oils, Etc., at Low Figures.
Harness, Saddles, Rtubber and Belting, Leather, Etc.
Great bargains in guns. pistols, etc.
Headquarters for Powder, Shot and Shells (loadled and empty).
Engine supplies, belting. etc.
Headquarters for Cooking and Heating Stoves (Wari'anted).
IVE SHOE STORE
SUMTER, S. C.
SELLING AND MAKFNG
It Is Next Door to the Bank of Sumter.
Immense stock made up like bread-that is, "before the rise"
You will save money oi. your shoe bill by making your shoe pur
chases from us.
THE LIVE SHOE STORE.
TO CONSUMERS OF LAGER BEER :
The Palnietto Brewing Company of Charleston. S. C., have made arrangementk
-ith the Sonth Carolina State authorities, by which they are enabled to fill orders fromz
consumers for shipments of beer in any quantity at the following prices :
Pints (patent stopper).......-...........--.. ------ ------0c0 pr crae
Fcur do::en pints in crate................---.-.------2--- pe crate
Ialf-barrel.. .....--... -.- ----------------.. ----.-.-.9..
It will be necessary for consumers or parties ordering to state that the beer is for
private consumption. We offer special rates for these shipments. Tbi beer is gn i
anteed pure, made of the choicest hops and malt, and is recommnended byte media
frrternit.~ Send to us for a trial order.
The Palmetto Brewing Company, Charleston, S. C.