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STOCKTON'S GREAT COURAG
DUELS OF TE FAMOUS OFFICX
DRSCRIOED IN A LOG BOOK.
StArtling Advenltres of TOne of U]
Most Celebated Figbte?s in the
Old Amnerican Navy.
An old sailor's log, brought to ligi
by the Princeton Alumni Weekli
records some startling adventures c
Capt Stockton, afterwards the fan
one Commodore Stockton, of the Un
ted States navy. The courage an
reckless daring of this member
the historic New Jersey family aj
remembered at Princeton, yet tb
events set forth in the log eclipse an;
thing that has ever before been gex
erally known of his doings.
The log was kept by an office
named Squibb, on board the Unite
States storeship Erie, off Gibralta
in 1849. The story of the Comm<
dore's adle'tares on this ocasia
has bee'a told in his family and th
version of it in Squibb's diary corre
sp. R 91fi atel"-with theirs. Charle
S al*bb, of B*boklyn, a son of th
atbor of the log, has sentthess
serpt to the Stoakton family. He say
that he is sure 'it is authentic, be
cause his father was very careful L
suck matters. Here is the story a
told by the elder Squibb's log:
"This Gibraltar in the place wher
the English ofers were taught tx
be more civil and wore sparing it
their use of oprobrious epithets to
ward our offlris and countrymer
after the last war. This lesson they
learDe, too, upon their own im
Mediterranean ships at that
timetequentJy came in hero to buy
supplies, and, as the officers were
commonly insulted in the streets,
duels were by no means uncommon
and generally terminated in favor of
our ide. To such an extent was
this carried that the governor first
prohibited fighting within the garri
son' and prohibited his offiers from
going ou.tside, and ng~t prohibited
American offiers from coming
ashore, except under a7liar ciroum
-"Abo,ut this time an English off
oer grossly insulted the consul, who1
was a peaceable old man of family
and did not resent the affront. This
very ship Erie came in soon after,
under the command of the fire-esting
Stockton, of Princeton. He, hearing
of this insult to an old consul, son,ht
out thiii offier and grossly insulted
him in return, with a view to elicit
* ~ ing a challenge. Finding his efforts
-unavailing, he challenged the offier,
who promised to make arrangements
ffor the duel, notwithstanding the
"A few iu after Stockton re
eived anot him that if he
would land at the Ragged Staff
8tirs, and take castain roads up the
mountain to a 'o4n precipitous
ledge,' a an appo&ted time, he
wedid ad his advetyready. The
lbtiel pledged bh6h1 that Stock
-totwbuIsd be alisabd to return to
his ship unmolestetif he escaped
"Stockton vent, of course, and on
reaching the spot found his adver
sary ready. But just as they were
about to take their places a guard
was seen coidg up by the wayj
Stockton had taken. He, however,
inated on hadng a fight, since they
had'^come for at purpose, before
the guard asi They took their
places and 'Ired, the Englishman e
falling, not killed, but maimed for a
life. Stokton startedthen togo 1
down the hill in a direction opposite A
to that by which thag~uard was corn
. ing, but soon found himself opposed i,
by another guard in front. He there-p
fore returned to the ledge in front
and met the offier of the first guard
just as he was mounting upon the
ledge. He asked to be allowed to c'
pass, but was told that he was a
prisoner. He then stated that the "
.honor of the regiment was pledged tc
for his return to his boat, and was
* insolently told that there was no de
pendence to be placed on his word. C
Stockton immediately clinched withfi
the offier and sprang with him over G
the precipice, falling a distance of wi
30 or 40 feet. When he regained
his senses he found the Englishman
dead in his arms. He made the best Ia i
of his bleeding and bruised toward
his boat. w
"When he had come into the pub- wi]
lic road agamn he saw an oficer on tw
horseback and begged him, if he had boa
aDy pity or honor, to lend h1im his the
horse. The offier replied that he nos
would see all the Yankees in creati
hanged frst. This was enough:
Stockton. He seized him by t
E leg, capsized him off his horse,
into the saddle and rode to the Rf
a ged Staff Stairs. Here he fou
himself impeded by two soldiers wi
fixed bayonets, with orders to arr
every one who attempted to pa
Talking and explaining to them
got close upon them and push
their bayonets aside and sprang os
the parapet. Here again he lost sE
f sibility and was only aroused by t
victorious cheering of his boat's ere
who had picked him up, pulled im
d the bay and stopped to cheer.
"The result of this expedition w
that Stockton immediately challeng
e the whole regiment for their dishon
and bad faith to him. Some tir
after that he received notice that
he would come upon neutral grow
r just before sunset on a particular d
d he might get his satisfaction. No
r, both the English and Spanish guar
had orders to arrest any officers se
a together upon the plain. Stockto
e knowing this, picked out a boal
crew of his best men, armed the
a with pistols and cutlasses and start<
* for the rendezvous. Leaving' tl
crew at the boat, he crept on h
B hands and knees until he came withi
sight of the meeting plsce.
"There he saw the English ofi
aers disarmed and in charge of
guard of seven or eight Spanish so
a diers, all sitting down, with thei
arms stacked close by, evidentl
waiting for the result of some meF
sage which they had sent. to th
Rock. Stockton returned to th
crew, explained what he was goinj
to dog and told theip to desist as lonj
as possible from the use of thei
arms, particularly pistols. They al
crept softly- up, took the guard b
surprise and, before they could usi
their arms effectually, had them al
tied upon the grouud. 'Now,' says
Stockton to the officers, 'we can havE
our fight undisturbed.'
-Squibb's dialry then tells how sev
eral ot the English officers went
aside to determine by lot which of
them should meet the captain, while
Stockton, seated on a rock. conversed
with one of their number; how the
lot fell the man with whom he was
talking, and how Stoekton sa'd: "I
don't want to fight this man; he is
the only one among you I-know, and,
although I have only known him for
twenty minutes, yet I believe him to
be a gentleman. I would rather
fight any two or three of the rest of
you than this one man." The En.
glishmen, amazed at the unflinching
nerve of the Yankee, consulted to
gether again, and then requested
that the affair be called off, prom
ising that the "single coward"
among them, who bad failed to keep
his word to Stockton, should be im
mediately sent to England, cashiered.
Later an American midshipman was
insulted by the English and the cap
tain sent a challenge to the Gover
nor of the place, ''which," says the;
log, "pedneed an apology and put1
an end to the cause of disturbance by;
iducing the . English to mend their,
Commodore Stockton was the offi
er who commanded the fleet sent
long the Pacific coast during the
war with Mexico and, in co operation~
with Fremont, did more than any
>ody else to accomplish the cession
>f Oalifornia to the United States.
le commanded the United States
teamer Princeton, on which, during
to trial trip up the Potomac during.
'esidenat Tyler's term,'- one of its
uns exploded, killing the Secretary;
f State, the Secretary of the Navy
ud Mr. Gardiner, whose daughter,
resident Tyler afterward married
fter his retirement from active ser
ie Commodore Stockton was prom.
~ent both in national and State
It took the jury in the Molineaux
se but fifteen minu'es to render a
rict of "not guilty." The verdict
reality meant "not enough proof i
Three insane negroes were burned!
death in the insane ward at the
iarleston hospital last week. The. e
e originated in this ward and it e
is impossible to save these inmates.
Ben Henderson, the negro barber_
o was recently shot and killed by -
>oliceman in Chester, left $1,505
ash in his safe, which was found
en the safe was opened. In his'
1 he left this and his home to hisV
girls and the shop to his two
's, 10 and 14 years old, w ho, withL
assistarce of an older-barber, are '
r running the shop. C
on CONDENSING N2VELq.
be A New Trade Which is in Growing Do,
mand and Requires Brains.
~ot [New York Sun.]
"There'goes one of those conden
th sers," said the publisher, pointing tc
at a tall slender young fellow wearing
38 glasses and with a number of books
he under his arm. "His business is con
ed densing novels, and when a man .b
corus an expert at it he dotsn't have
to look for work.
e "This has been a very busy world
for some timne. There are thousands
W' of people who want to keep up with
the novels of the day, but haven't
as the time to read them as they are
Bd originally written. So there are hun
dreds of readers and elocutionists
who go about reading condensed
i 'novels to literary circles, olnb, church
id societies and private families.
"The demand for readers for pri
vate families is growing astonish
i ingly. The readers go to this house
4 or that one night a week, or possibly
twice a week. The head of the house
invites in a few friends, or maybe he
m and his family have the reading all
e "They don't want a continuous
is performance; they must have at least
one story an evening. If the stories
they want are too long for one even
ing they must be cut down to fit the
"That fellow who just walked
r into the ferry boat tackled
The Crisis" a little while ago. The
order was to cat the book down to
"He found it took eight hours to
read it as it was written. It took him
over a month, working regularly a
part of every day or evening to cat
r it down. Then the people who hired
bim made up their minds that it
must be shorter, so he had to go to
work to hack it down to one hour
and a quarter. What do you think of
"He did it, although it was a
fearful job. It took him longer to
cut off that last 40 minutes than
it did to get rid of the first six
"'It requires more brains somne
times to.cut a book down than it
does to write it in the first place.
Nothing of importance mnst be left
out. All the strong features, the pret
ty scenes, the amusing dialogue?s and
so on, must be left in.
"It is really surprising, howevAr,
how little that is importint is cut
out. If you had read the original
'Crisis' and then beard the condens
ed story yon would have to cudgel
your brain a little to make out exact
ly what is missing.
"There's a knack about it, as
there is to anything else. The con
denser must first read the story care-,
fully to get.its general effect. Then
he very often reads it to study the
"At first reading he has seen pas
sages that may be dropped and no
one be much the wiser. On second =
reading he takes out even more, and
pretty soon he has the thing cut
down perhaps half. "Very likely
he will now take a copy of the book .
and cut all the pages loose. The
pages he has marked out he throws
away, and the fragments of pages
he pastes together to make the re
quisite number of lines for a page.
- "He is now getting things down to
a working basis, and here it is that
his real genius comes out. He plays
strange tricks with that story as he
goes on, and he often surprises him
self at-the things he dares take out.
Every now and then he reads the
condensation to some member of his
!amily, or to some friend who had
-ead the book, and c.n whose judg
nent he can place some reliance.
"They tell me it is really most en
frossing work, while it is very fati
going at the same time. That fellow N
vho went into the ferry boat just now Ca
s an enthusiast. He makes far more to
money than many of the chaps who *U
trite ti-e original stories. Honestly,
don't know but what he deserves
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6 58 2834 Qeldvlle 117 851
7 08 2 43 ..Klnad.. 110 3 40
7 17 2 49 ...Gary... 106 3831
726 254 ..Jalap.... 100 -822
800 310 14ewberry 1246 31t'
825 321 Proprty 1282 222
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924 367 Hton 1202 t'au
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