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IT'S SO." b -J) 7 4 1 IT'S SO," NEW YORK, SUNDAY, JUNE51892.-fOPVKIGHT, 192, by THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSQCITON. 'AR-R BLOWS!! on. ftirTlurl a a, New nadrbrd IThnler. It. tag tha Btrnlshtforwaro' Tale of FlKlm MMtsrmiub r OAPT. J. H. B, ROBINSON. onriiXi. ma. 1 s, jr. b. jtaMun. CHAPTER XXIL x bvm Asnont On Mar 2. 1870. wo onco mora saw the rooky headlands of New Zealand, nnd on tho samo dr entored the outor h-irbor. where wo woro obliged to anohor until tho Mood tldoenablod ua to entor tha narrow passage loading to our old anchorace In tho lnnor bay. No soonor was the anchor down and tho sail turlod than a boat was sont ashore for our mail, and Boon returnod with a larco bag of lottors and pa pers. while wo nil lned tho ship sldo. specu lating as to thoprobablo nature of our news from loved onos on tho othor sldo of the globe. At suoh times all discipline is forcottan. and ill hands cluster about tho aftor hatch, upon which the Captain Is seated with tho mall has beforo him. As soon as tho superscription on each letter or paoorwas announced by him eomo face would Hunt up joyously and tlio luoky owner would elbow his war to tho frontto reoolvelt A kind frlond In Boston had mado It a practice roeularly to mall .1 bumllo of unpors to me ovory month, consoquontly I was tho hippy roclplent of noarly ono hundred news papers In addition to a scoro of letters on this ocoaslon. We woro Riven twenty-four hours to dlcost our homo letters, and then tho usual routlno of llfo In port beenn. Wo scrubbed ship, palntodshlp. rafted wator. boatod off wood, repaired rigging, and. In short, performod tho tamo work as usunl. and whon wo woro ready for sea each watch was civ on throo days' llborty on alternate days. By this tlmo I had mado many frlonds. as I wont ashore nearly ovory evonlnc. Among othors woro two brothors named Mnxwoll. who Used, somo twenty mllos away on a larco farm. Tlioy had otton invited me to visit their homo, promising mo raro sport, but the distance had hlthorto mado it Impossible. Inowresoled to ask permission of the Captain to tako my throo days' liberty all at once, and, It possible, to accept their In vitation. Tho old man listened to my roquost and said, with a quirzical look: " Want to run away ajaln?" I assured him nothing was Jurthor from ray intention, nnd ho evi dently belloved me, for ho told me I could co. and tho next day I found myself on horseback following my friends over tho rocky hills, which are In places h irdly snfo for oon the sure-footed ponies. Wo ai rived at noon, and I was too tlrod after my unaecustomod exorcise to bocln my sport, so they left mo In tho company of an oldor slstor. who wan their' housekooper. nnd wont over to a lako noar by. roturnlnc In loss thnn half an hour with a pair of wild ducks, which constituted our sunpor. Itabbits, pheasants, and pigeons aro ory p'entltul. whllo upon tho lako largo Hocks of ducks aro always to bo found. Tho only dangerous animal in that Bectlon Is the wild boar, which crows to an onormous size. They aro soldom known to attack a man unloss they aro wounded, but onco arousoil they aro terrible enemies. They are always iiuntcd on horseback, nnd tho method of kill ing them is with speurs, but ono must bo an export horseman, as I tound to my sorrow. Uirly the next mornlnc woset out mounted on out Jilry little ponlm -and accompanied by two trained doss. My frlonds. namod respec tively Jack and .Tim. carried tholr cuns !unc upon their bicks and a I jng spoar at their saddlo bow, but I reversed this o-der In ray own person and carriol my gun in my hand, hoping to cetasliot at some smaller same, for I was an Invotnratu sportsrn in. and wing shooting was nlw lys my opoclal delight My friends kindly sot the dogs to tie itinc the bush, aid I had tho ploistire of bringing down several larco nhoisants In quick succession, while mycompinlons woro ovidontly much sunn Ised that a sailor should shoot no well. Wo h 1 1 pioeee Jed about two miles from tho housound Ihul biggod ull the birds J co.ild cwmonlontlycirry when suddenly I hoard a shout from Jack, who was a short dlstanco oh sad. followe I b 11 lo id sn ort and a crashing among tho bushes. It seonedth.it Jack had ridden almost upon a Inure boar lying nsloop lithe sun, who now wont touring through tho thick flix at his host spno.I Jim rodo rapidly to tho right, calling at tho same time to mo to remain whore I was. I needed no second bidding, for nlthouch a cood shot on foot, I was .1 wretched horseman, and had no dosiro to bo gored to doath, as I loltfuro would bo tlw euso should I attumpt to join In the sport, I could hoar tho shouts of tho mon and tho ponios blurting ami crushing among tho un derbrush, and my horso trembled In oiory limb, s tho sounds crew noaror I found It Impossible to control him any lonrror. so I dis mounts I and turned him loose, knowing that a whistle from hlj owner would readily call him buck. I plicod my spoir ugilnst tho trunk of a larco treo, whoso low. sweeping branehos would afford mo a s i'o rotroat. and waited anxiously. Tho cround wis (omparatlvoly open 11 hero 1 was stationed, as wo had just on torod tho outor odgo of a larco wood. Huddenly the bushes putoi, and. with a furious crunt of piln. an old boar ciashod through into tho open spice, while, cloo bo hind him caino thu two rldo s. who now cliirgod on n t'ler i-.l, ,1 hun and plungnd their spoirs ntn his nl(l .M0ntly uvold Ins his vitals 1., prolonj the sport for my .dllleution. Tin ll5lrMU, t lrn MvaSlr upon one enemy only to rv du, a fresh wouml from tho othor. and this w w rep . ito 1 h , times, until tho hu,., ,wt ,' lcht The blood poure I fro.n l. w m l! quarters and hU mutli n is c.verol with loam ns he cnashod his wlekeddookln tusks andcharsod aciln and a.-iln at tho'ponlos who soomed to onjoy the fun an much u's their riders. Itwasoruolsporttome. nndlcnllol out to my friends from my uorch In tlmir 0, to Minct I had prudo.itly rotroito 1. as cine them to ud tho torture, which they did ut onco. I ju soohdod to the cround. and my f l.m is dis mounteland boci'icuttlnjtho tusks fromth) boar. loilni; tholr arms a few feet nwiy on the ciounJ I had takon fecirnely a doion stops when I heurd a loud cracklnc a short dlstanco away. Bupposlnc It was ray pony. 1 who had callopod off whon the bour appnarod, Ishoutod: "I say. Jim. just whistle for my pony. I hear him close by." He compiled, and I was just wondering at the Intolllceno of the animal when out from a tnlclcet dashed another boar, doubtless the mate of the ono my frionds had killed. Ho stopped short, not ten yards away from mr Wo companions, snltfo I tho air ones or twlco, al then apparently cansht slcht of his humin enemies, for he stood norfoctly still for a lull moment recardlnc thorn intently. lw I felt I could never describe but I raised my cun, took deliberate aim behind ho anim jI'b forosliouldei, nnd pulled the trie Br. JlyMiot was true, and the next moment J was bh.ikinc hands with my friends, lauch "C and .rylnc ut once. Hunting will boars Is cood sport, but when , tlia boars hunt ou-wo!l. It is dlllerent; und l'd not my bullt cone throuch thoanlmal'a heirt. he would cortilnly havo klllod at least n of the younc mon. We returnod to tha I ''ouse btarlus tho tusks as trophieu. and as I write this thy ara bofore me. for my hosts in sisted that tho spoils woro mine by rlcht. CHAPTER XXIII. AM0NO THE FIJI IHLiNDS. The day followlnc our ndvonturo with tha boars I conoluded that I had had qulto enoush of amusomontot that bind, and confined my self to the phoasants. It was clortous sport, nnd I bacced ten braoo of flno birds within a radius of ono rallo, bosldes sovoral wild plcoons nnd a pnlr of rabbits. I saved tho Pleasants' broasts, ond aftorward dlsposod of thorn in America at a fabulous price, Noxt mornlnc wo resularly mado n businoss of slnuchtorlnc ducks on tho lake, nnd aftor an early dinner wo sot out tor tho ship, loadlnc n spare pony loaded with enmo for tho ship's crow. Tho most caroled nocounts of our nd vonturo woro soon spread on bo ml, nnd I had to repent tho story nnd show tho tusks until I was heartily sick of tho whole uffnlr. Throe dnys after my roturn wo wolchod an chor and headed to tlio northeast, our destina tion belnc a matter of much conjecture Wo found, however, that wo woro hound for tlio Till Islands in search of humpback whnles. Trim this tlmo until September w lod the most drenry llfo Imaginable and saw nothing In tho shnno of n. whulo. We oncountnred a hooio caln. howeor. about this time, ami soon found wo woro likely to have work enoush to keop tho ship treo from wator. us tho old leak In her bows had evidently startod anew. We headed for tho land, hoplnc to find some ploco of beach where the lonk could bo temporarily stopped: but aftor wo roiehed smooth wator. In the leo of a larco Island, wo found It required much loss labor to freo the ship, nnd tho Captain decided to atiohor and nbtnlii n Hiipply of fruit und tarns beforo returnlim to Now Zealand to repair tho diimuce. n could seo a native lllaco a hort distnnco nwav. while numbers of canoes pnddlod swlltly toward us. Itunninc within n short dlstanco of tho beach we anchored and furled our satis, while tho L'aptuln's boat wis ordorod away. W11 took a nuintlty of cotton eloth. fancy colored heads, sovoral knives, nnd a birrel of our sallod llsh. besides numerous other small articles, and pulled to the beach, where wo found n larco nunibor of natlics assemble I. 'I hey were similar in npponraneo to tho I'riondli- Islanders, but tho lnnuuce Is wnn what dlfforent. and wo found it necessary to niako our wants known by siens entirely. Ilowevei. ns both parties woio untlous to trade with oach other It was an easy m attor to make them understand, and we wore soon dis playing our coods. and eollectlnc jams. oriiiKos. limes, eccs, chickens, and other nitlclos of which we were In want. Tho Captain would hold up a knife nnd point to a yum. The natives Immediately liroucht a small pile nnd looked Imiulrlncly at him. shake of the had caused thorn to Increaso tho pile and thia was rcpontej until "no more" was plalnh to bo Been in their Gestures, and then, after some more dumb show, tho biraln would bn struck. 'J ho aluo of all out coods oould not hno ex ceeded Ju"). but It require I three buts to transport theiesultsof ourtr.iMc to tho ship Tho Captain presented the thief with a sm ill pocket looMnc-class. and his dollcht knew no bounds. lie sat down upon the boach at once nnd cao himself up to tho contomidatlon of his hideous face, utterlni: loud Brunts of won il r nnd pleasure. Wo left, him encaged in this pastimoand rctuimd on board, loaded to tlio wa'er's edge. When we returned with two boats to remmo the remainder of mir purchases the chief ni ide hisappei.innco with the mirror suspended about His neck by a liriid nf hull, and prenntod us with several laro crass ba- tilled with a choice Mirlety of or.inpes. unlike any we had ee- seen, whtcli proiod to b. far superior in Ibnor to tlioo wo had puieliased Ono of the nities was nn Immense chap, standing full sU feet In helcht. nnd tho mus cles hto d out in lniL'e liunehos all over his hodv. The Captain playfully ni nlo signs in ltlnc him toco 011 the ship an 1 to our aston ishment ho willingly assonted. but tho ehiof Immediatoh interposed am' the blc fello'i at oncoturnol away. That night ho HWimofT to the ship and showed eiory desire to stay. In the morning wo got under way before da light and stood oil shore, bearing with usournew nequlsltlnn. whoso immonso strength and childlike good nuturo boon made him a con 01.il faorite. Wo s niared awav for Mo-igonul with a fresh gale behind us, but the old nhlp leaked worse than over, ami w woro obliged to keep tlio pumps going night and day to keep tho water out of tho hold. Our new man did tho work of three ordinary men. and seemed to think it lino amu semvnt to swing tho pump.brakouu and down in his powerful grasp. Oureiliin bo fell oier'ioard during tho pas sage while attempting to draw a bucket of w.itor. and would undoubtedly have drowne I but for the bravo natie. who sprang oer board without air hesitation and hold him up tint 1 a boat was lowered and they were taken on hoard. The leak seemod to growworso ns wo pro coeded, and whon wo roaehed Mongonut there were three feet of watoi in tho hold. Wo tan tilt the Inner harbor until the osscl alrao-t croiinded. and thon wo anchored At low water tliutrouhlo was found to hu In tho same spot In tho ship's I ows. and oach duy at low tide tho earp-nter worked at it until ho pro nounced the leak stopped. We had a large supph of fruit on dock, nnd ns tho run from the islands had only occupied ton days, the gio n bananas and orangos lind just nicely ripened when wo nrrhod. .dost of the joungei inhabitants had nevor tinted a bnnnnn, whll- , nances and cocoinuts ory rarely II ml their wav to this port, lioats lloel eii to tho f hip. Illlod with bo s. w ho ougorly begcod foreocoaniits, and wogao with a froo hand. 1 had saved aqu mtity of choice fruit for ray partieiil ir friends, upon whom I also bestowed my sholls. expecting to replace thorn whon wo touched at the islands again, wlikh expecta tion wnsnowr realized. Aftor a short stay wo wont to soa and pro ceeded to the Chnthnm Islands. I will not w eary the reader w Ith an account of the stormy weather wo encountered and the whales wo toon. Wo found that the man who had run nwny tho preilous wnson had succeeded In shipping upon a small sloop runnluc to Now Zealand, whore ho had joined a large English ship bound for Liiorpool. l'rom the Alaska wo learned that our do sertci In Vao-no had takon to himsolf a na tive wife, adopted tlio dress or. lather, un dress of the kanakas, set up a sort of trad ing post, and seemed to bo porfactly con teiitod. Whon tho season was ovorwo had taken olehteon hundred barrels of sperm oil for 1 In) vmage, and said cood-by to tho ninth inn for tho last time. In company with the ship California wo entered Atongonui soon alter to tako off our oil anil lit for homo, hav ing now boon fort-four months on tho ioy age. Wo discharged three men. sick with consumption, none of whom lived to see iiomo and friends. CHAPTER XXIV. OUJt LIST MJlFT.Tr. Aftorouroll wasiemocd to tho ship nnd nur stores taken on bonid wo had nearly a fortnight'-! rest Irom woi u. which was not on nrcotintof any nonviolation for us, but for tho ivuion that on.' mall was expected to ar rive fro u tho liny of Islands, and the Captain wnsxiry dosiious to hour from his oiwicis 1 eforo leaving for homo. Tho settlers, stimu lated by our success, irao n e jnrurt. mill wo woro made welcome at the houses. Ono night our mate attended a tea party at which I was present, and mado himself very conspicuous by eommittlng, sovoral soclul solecisms, to tho unbounded dollcht of tho yiuuj ladlos, with whom ho was no favor lie. At length the hostess, ubsonln,'; that ho was tMi-lly eating whllo tho lady at his side seemed to have nothing, bofore hoi, wild: "Mr. l.nurlo, I am itfnild you 1110 necloet lug j our duty to Mrs. .S-," 'Ihe innto I jok ed up with Ills mouth full of food, cl inee I at tho 1 1 ly's plate, and blurpd out- Wll. well! 1 xeiiHoim'. Mr.H . I lookod atlt boiita mliit ago an' 'twas chock full then! ' Jho Indy herself jolno t In tho shout which wAnf up on all sides, whllo lln mute, supposing he hui said Fomethlnc witty without know-In,- it. looked as proud as a peacock, never dre imlnc wo wero laughinc at him and not with him. , ,.,.,. ,, Ono day the report was circulated that ft cold mine hid boen discovered about llfty miles away. nnd. sura enouch. two expert minors arrived by the weekly stoamor to examine tha quart? deposit. This was enough to nro tho ambition of our mon. and no less than six wro missing tho noxt mornlnc. Tho usual rowanl was offered, and In a day or two the iintives caught two men who had travelled aboiitteniiiiTrtsawaynndbulltarudohut. rhoy nail v.aiKi.,1 along the beach, where tho Incoin- ng tide liul .lestrovod their footprints, and had tliei 1, ,t . arelessly built a llro might havo jiIIim ted iheir oscupe, but the smoke betraied them. Tw , more came back oluntnrlly, but tlio laut t.iir oulil not lie found until tho diy boforo wo Kd, when.thlnklngtho ship must surelj be gone, they openly walked into tho toiv 11. to i, arreted ami sont on bourd. 'J hey had taken t llm djhway. romoMiig their 1!.. .MV '.'l' lr tracksvvould mlngl" more read lly with thosn of tho natives. 'I ho highway rrossed a siiull r;or jBt outside the town una w lillo tho natives wore scourlnc tho conn tr 1 r P?"1"! "r "inii they wero snugly hiddon unilur the bii.lge. conilnc out ut night to Mi!c,',rf,rrM,i''lHnu. The cold mine Proved to bo a myth after all. and they were, ill heartily slad that tholr M tomtit, wus unm cassful, And now nothing was talked of but home. Hlneetlie llrst m moullis out we seldom spoke of Amoilca, but now that wo were uiUally soon to start on our long voyage wo ronlired tho chances which wo must expect to Ilnd Whou wo nrrlved. Two or throo of our crow, who woro slim, smooth-faced boys whon they eama on board, wore now bcurdod man, but the chance had boon so gradual that wo had hardly notleod it. vt o Urnccod out all our photographs, read and roroad our old letters und pnpors, nnd began to make plans for spondlnc tho romalnder of pur days nshoro, for ovory voyage Is always tho last with a sailor, llo soon llnds. how over, that ho has uo nltornatlvo whon his money Is gone, for tho soa has nn attraction for mon tn spite of nil tho har tshlps nttendnnt upon tho life. We have nil heard of tho Bailor Wliotr od to quit his calllrc. but found It im possible to sloep unless his old mother kept dashing wator upon his window In Imitation of tlio waves. Ourmnllcamo at last, but few of tho orow nnd letters, and wo began to grumble ntoveiy dnysdolay. Wo had bent our best sails, and mado tho old ahipns taut nnd trim as possible, but nil hands felt Miry uneasy at tho prospect of doubling Capo Horn In her. ns our standing rlgglnc wns so mtten wo d ired not "sot It up.1' nnd the leak was liable to start again In tho rough weathor wo woro sure to encounter, as wo expected to louiidlliMCapo In Juno or July, which Is tho dond of winter thero Tho California hud also entorod tho port, anil wns anchored no ir us. 8he waB to romain two jonis longor, having but ha'f completed her oi.ico Tho nlcht preceding our de parture al I w ho so dosl red w ore allow ed ashoro except tho lesitors nnd tho two crows woro soon celeliritliic the ovont In tho usual way, drinking, lighting. Hinging, nnd shouting tlko 111 idmon. I hud peon nshore In the afternoon, nnd said good-hy to nil my ncauaintatices. and consequently remained on boaid with the male und nbout itdn.-cn mon, Including tho recent runnwnys. At 10 o'clock I was or dered by tho mate to tako a crow and go on Bhoro after our men. The in ito then rotired for tho night, nnd I went to tha forecastlo scuttle and called ror a boat's crew, lly some means 11 quantity of liquor had been smugg.od on board, und thev were all more or less Intoxicated. A disputo Imme ill itoly arose as to whoso turn It was to go In tho bo it, nnd a free light ensued. In which nil hands seemed to no ongaed. rinding It use less to attempt to make my ordeis olioyod, I went nft ntiil info: mod the m ite of the condi tion of affairs. He Immediately camo on deck, clad in hut one garment, ar.d wont foi wai d. U iirustlng his hoad Into tho scuttle, ho shout ed: "Tumble up here lively, some of you fore castle rancors, nnd man this hoitl" A chorus of jells nnd oaths was the only leply, and once mure he culled to them: "Uotoutof that foro cnMla. or I'll co'iio down nnd throw j 011 out I Mnrt, now!" Not a man appeared, but one man. more reckloss than the rest, yelled dnllantly "Conio down and get us, ou old billy coat1" The mate was Instensoly proud of his long chin whiskers, nnd wa hid giion him this name oirly In tho vojage. Probably this was tho (lrst time ho had heard it. Iiowovei.lor railing on mo to follow htm. he snatched an Iron UolaWng pin from the llfo rail on tho fore mast and started down, sailor fashion, with his face to tho steps No sooner wero bis bare llmhs within reach of tho rao'i than sonio 0110 sohed him by tho ankle and erlod: "Cut him I Cut his ligs ofl' ' lush was mnde, and In tho m'h'o tho lamp was extinguished, whllo tho mate man igd to froo himself by a vigorous kick, and came rushing on dock with a whlto lace und swear ing horribly. He ran to the cabin nnd roturned with a 1 omb gun. which he loadod quickly, and or dered mo to remove tlio loro hitch lube ed nnd he lumped down. There was only 11 cr it lug between tho forohold and the force istle, nnd as tho limp had by this time been re lighted ho could seo tho men plainly. He pointed tho gun through tho grating' and ordered them to go on deck. Thinking ho was simply trslng to frighten them tliny In sultingly refused once more. "I'll give you ten seconds to start 1" he shouted, "and If joh ain't out of that by that time I'll blow ou f-kv high I" Not n man stltrod. but they ovi do itly began to realize he was in earnest. Tho next Instant he dlsdi.ired the lieaw gun. and the bomb stiuck tho forecastlo 11 or. whore It was firmly embedded. Tho) all knew tint sholld it explodo not a man could lmpo toes!!!!)'" and with a wild soil of tenor tlmy mado a rush I r tho steps In their in id eager ness to.et nut of danger thev pulled mm unother down by tho legs nn 1 fought liku llend1,. e ieh striving to ascend first Tho mate met them at tlio top of the stops with his 1,0 Kjing pin. and as fast as they came up he felled thorn to tho deck, and wus son master of the situation. Ho had used an old nomo which was not loaded, but It nnsvverod his purpose and 11 crew wiib soon hustled into tha boat und started for tho shnro. The California a boat had already takon o(T her men. with tho ecention of ono boat steoror. named Hmltli. who wis not to ba found. When I nrrivod 011 tho beanh ho was with our mon. an i I coosentod to take, him to Ills ship Wo wore overloaded on our return, and as I was thoonl sober mn'i In t'10 boat wo n.i rowly escaped bei.ig eapsled several time. Sjinith and our derm n ncconleuu Ida) er stni toil n free fight on the way. alien tlio former drew his knlfo and made a wicked lunse. which, however, did no further damage than to forever sllnneo the big musical instru ment which the Gorman interposed between hlm-oll and liurm. vUien wn roichod our ship, however. Smith fol'o.ved us on dork, nnd attempted to tenew the light, but tho niuto promnth knocked him (low n. He sprang to Ills feet, rushed to ono of tho boats, und secured a lan-e. with which ho mounted tho main hutch, yelling like a wild Indian, nnd dining any ono to touch him. mi invitation no ono eared to accept. Kor full v half nn hou'ho held usat biy. until finally our giant hnnaka managed to dodge behind the mainmast unobserved. Tho noxt Instant, with an agility of which wo had never dreamed hit 1 capable, ho sprang upon the intruder, raise I him bodily from tho dock, and, with tho force of ucatjpult. hurled him over the bulwarks into tlio wator. Wo llslied him out into a boat nnl carried him to hisshipcompletolysoberod by his sudden immersion in the chilly waters. Tho following day wo hoisted up our ono cannon, llred a salute, nnd with nil our bunt ing flying from aloft, wo joilully lifted our anchor fo. tho last time, and saw the dreary coast fade away until a faint bluo line was barely islblo at Fiuivot, and wo woro fulrly Btartcdonour homeward vojaso. CHAPTER XXV. HOMEWARD BOUND. On May 10 wo crossed tho meridian. As fiomo nai'eiH may not be Informed on the sub ject. I wl 1 explain tint in rounding tho world from west to east an entire ihi) ot twenty-four hours is gained In line, and It is the custom aiming mariners to drop a da) fiom the log when the ltsoth degieeof longitude is pissed, although nully but liaUuda) lias been gained up to that time. Wo eros-osl this point on hund.iy, and wo vvcio given tho next iht) also to ourselves. 'Iho ignoiant I'ortu jue.so could never be made to understand how It was pos. hiblu to hao to Hund u's in one wouic, and dei Ian d the ( aptain was eray. Our crew was much induced by death, slok noss. and desertion, nnd several changes war now made. I was piiited in the cabin .is third ollli'ci. ami I detoimined to lit myself for .1 In ttt'i Ixqth ill ruse I should ever wish to try tho sea again. I hoi rowed a " Iloivditch" from tlie second mate and spent my spare tlmo in trjlnu' to master tho inti Icicles of logutithms, j'onlth distances Ac., but I found It slow wurk. After 11 while the Captain discovered my studies, and kindly ollciod to superintend them. I'o him 1 can never Im Bulllcleutiy grateful, for lie ratofully showed me all ho know of tho selen 0. With 11 piece nf chalk ami Ihe rnriiontei bonch fora slato ho lllus tinted every knotty point until I was thor oughly couveibant ivith enough of tho urt to foul cup tblo of taking command ot n ship. This was not ,u quired in u day or u month, but our studies covorod tho entire pn'sago. Our lair wind soon left us, and we eneoun tered adverse wind) constantly for many weeks. Tho vessel ngaln leaked badly, and it was slxty-Hl days nfter wo loit Mongonui be foro We doubled Capo Horn. Wo sulTern 1 tor ilbly Irom cold, as wo went far ti the south nf the rocky iiiomontory whloh st inds at tho ax tremo end o the houth American continent. Once pist it. out luck seomod to change, nnd wn wero favored with strong, fair winds whloh sent us bowline along finely. When w a aimed In tho vicinity of the River do la l'lattu whaling crounds. wo encountered n terrlllo gulo from the southwest. Wo wero obliged to run before it, us tho louk In our bow mado it impossible to henio to. For throo days wo drove along under bars poles, being unable to keen any snll on tha vossel, for no sooner did we looso .nr thnn It was torn from tha ardand split Into ribbons. It required two strong men at tho whool constantly, and we worn obliged totovyabagof oil astern to prevent the monstrous seas from breuklng over tho ships stern nnd minding us to tho bottom. On tho second duy a lingo groen soa camo tearing nlongand swept two Tmnts from tho davits, snapping tho latter like plno bteiiis. That night tho other boat on tho port side was washed away, and tliosime st u took u portion of our hulwurksnnd ovary mnvablo article on dock, Afterthls we escaped serious damnge. nndun tlio third day it moderated to a steady gale. , wo loosed our stoims ills nnd repaired our bulwurks us host wo could, meet ing nothing but fuvorablo winds until wo h id lelt the cold und storm) latltudo far behind us. kk'l he weather had boen such for some tlmo us to provent us from removing tho hatches, nnd ono day wu hoisted the toliuonocisk on di k. ns all bunds were entirely destitute ot that luxury. What wns our consternation to ills covorthnt by some mistake we had oiilyacnsk ofempt) boxes, limine sold ull our spare to bacco in New Zealand, supposing this cask contained nn ample siiply for the homeward voiuge. There was no help for It now, and we Wire obliged to s.uol.o tea leaves undcuffou crounds, whllo the old sailors wore to bo soon with a huge wad of tarred ropoynrn or oakum tucked In tholr chcoks, grumbling as thoy had nevor dono nt tho hardost work. Wo mado the run to tho ouuator In thirty days, which was qulok work for tho clumsy old whuleshlp. We spoko n bpaulsh brig, and ob tnlnod 11 few pounds of tobneco. whloh our Captain generously shared with nil hands, re marking as ho did so: "A man misses bis pipe as much In ono end of tho ship as In nnothei." Wo woro now In vory warm weather, but tho southeast trado winds carried us Into latltudo 10' north, and with unusual cood fortune wo were only becalmod two days, when wo took tho northoast trades, and. with every stitch of canvas sot. wo rapidly shortened thu dlstanco between us nnd ankeeland. As wo noared tho Hormudns wo encounterod n he ivy cale. whllo our bnromoter snnlt so low that we knew wo wero on tho edge of ono of tho hurricanes which fiequently visit these latitudes. Weoscanod tho full foroootlt, how over, but a few days attei wo raised a sail on our Ito bow. and with tho glasses we could bee tho slcnnls of distress lljlne from tho stump of the ml77enmast. Worm down to tho iinfottunnto ciatt, and found it to lion small bark, apparently without cargo. All throe top masts wero cone, nml tho only avntlablo sail was tho foroall. under which fho was run ning beforo tho wind, whllo wo could see the crow running nbout tho dock, waving their urms frantically und (Vldontly utterly tie inor.illred. Wo ran down by hoi, and our Cap tain hailed her. shouting through his speak ing trumpet: "Heave tol lUavoto!" 'Iho ordor was obosed, and We hauled up our light sails nnd backed our malu rard to tho mist but a short distance from them. Tho vvoutlier looked oty threatening nnd a heavy sea was rising at the time. Wo hud only ono boat loft, and sho was leaky, but our Cap tain pointed to tho wreck and Bild: "Mon, lliut vessel can novor outlive the storm that is coming. 1 fool It my duty to stn) bv this ship, but theie Is the boit. ltemomber. that If yon moot tilth nn accident I have no means of sav ing you. Now. who will voluntoerlo tiyund bin o those men t" Theie was n rush for tho boat beforo tho words wero fulrlv out of his m mth. and tho Hocond inntound flvu men. uusolf among tho number, succeeded in lowering from iho snip's Bide in safety. Wo took olT live men without neeidont nnd returned to the Triton, but bv tills time the vessel was undor topsails and night was fast approaching It seemed mad-no-s to return for the rest of the unfortunate men. but wo resolved to ilsk our llvos lu tho attempt. Wo leiched tho bark's sldo onco more, and. aftor repeated trials, took four men, when wo found that thoy had left ono of tholr number lilng on do k, his feet having been crushed by a falling spar. With a curse ntthcli selfishness the second mntoelimberod uvei the side, slungn bowline under tho man's nrms. nnd threw nlm over the rail, whllo we r ulttd him Into tho alreudy overloaded boat, lo was obliged to lump over himself, as wo dared not approach tho sido. Wo started Tor the Triton, while tho seas brokoovot usnjain und agiin. tlm itoiiingcveiy Instant to swamp us. '1 no ro-eued men were Portuguese, nnd kept up a sum osslon of shrieks nnd groans, calling on their snlnts to save them, until nt last I was onlltoly unnerved, and. turning savacelyupon then? threitoned te pitch thom overboard unless they desisted. blouly but steadily wo foiuht our way along until at last we were nea- enough to grup 11 rope Irom 0111 ship, and we were soon stand ing on tho deck, which nevor beforo hud appealed so welcome It is hut a step from tho subllmo to the ridiculous, and novor w, is the truth of this o'd adage more plainly shown th in In thncusoof the l'oitugueso Captain, who loftall his money, ship's papers, nautical Instruments, Ac, in Ills cabin und made his uppe tt.inco in our beat vv ith nn old guitar biting around hs nock. After tho storm, which lasted two da) s, had abated we squared awav for homougiin: hut wo lound the I iy rascals wo had risked our lives to save hud to be compcllod to aid us in keeping ,ur pumps In oper it Ion. Three weeks frmn the aay wo took them on board we were nlongsldo the wharf In Now Redford. having spent four ) ears und twelve da)- upon the o)iige. 1 will leave tho 1 cider to imagine my recep tion at home, and bliuply si) that live diys 1 iter I "food In the same olll'o whore I had signelawa) fmir years of my lire, whllo tho same smiling owner placed In my hand a check for one hundred nnd ono dollars and eighteen cents, my sharu of the net proceeds of the ijnge. "Now, Mi. liarkor." said lie. pleisnntly, "wo hear excellent roports of you from tho Captain, nnd wo aro going to send out another ship in atmut n month. You aro tho mun wo want for second mate " "Hold on I" I interrupted. "lam a printer by trade. This miserable sum in my hand reprosonts four years o( my life. I oan earn it in 11 month ashore, and I wouldn't go to sea again in one of your old tubs If she was loaded with gold and bound straight for heav on." But alas for human predictions! Within a weok I received an offer to ship ai chlof mate In a lio-ton merchantman, and just throe weeks from the d.iv I stepped ashoro I found m) self tokln,' a list look at tho shores of Amonci from the quarter deck ofn stanch bark bound for the west coast of Africa. thk d. ' MIOTIIEK GAUUMCR O.V ailOSTS. The Mystery ofCcrlnln Appeurunces Under Cerlulti Clrcumeinnces. Ccmnjto 1802. "It has cum to my knowlodce." said Brother flardnor nfter tho meeting had boen opened In duo form, "dntwirtin membors of dls I.lmo klln Club nm trubblod wid soeln' chostn nn' hoarln' strange nolsos. I hov ben told dut Shindig Watkius has received throe distinct warnlns ills spring to prepare hlssolf fur e grave: datKurnolCabifl can't sleep furhonrln' a death tick In do wall at do hoad of his bed; dnt (ilv endam Jones am all broko up by hoarln' whispers at midnight, an' dat Elder Toots wakes up moas' obcry night an' soas a spook wnl fiery oesglann'nt him obordofuto' his bod. I hov got a few words to say on dls sub jickof ghosts, nn' I want do morabers o' dls club to llssen w Id nil delr might. "I am now slxt)-(ine y'ars old. an' I reckon I hov hnd us much oxperienco wld ghosts an' slch as any odder men of yo I used to bolidvo In 'cm. I)nr was a time when I'd hev bet my mewl agin a peek of beans d it ghosts was a pl.Dln' bnboba!! under my bod obcry nlcht of do y'nr. I lay d.ir an' heard warnlns an" death ticks an' whispered volcos. an' I cot up In do mnwniu' feclin' dat 1 was not long fur dls woild. Rlinob) I bigm to flgget, un' It wusn't a week bofo' I solved do Hosiery. I mado out nbout as fellers' , , , , , "If )o' am six weeks behind on yor liouao rent o' will see .1 spook lookln' at yo' ober de footboard of do bed. Ho's dar to inqunr' whut o" am gwino to do about It. "if )o' lias bin shootln craps nnd lost do twodiillarsdeolo vv .11.111 had sived up to buy u pa'i o' shoes, o'll h'ur ghostly footstops all ober docabiii fur throo nights runiilu', Vo'lt also h'.ir from do olo woman doorln' do day, "If I had blur, nler walkln'iiruund doorln' do da) mid had dlsklvered n hencoop which promised to pan nut well iln lust dark nlcht, I should llstou might) hard when I got to bed. If I Iv ard a death tick in do wall I should take It to iiiLun dat I'd bettor let dem tw out y-twi) chickens ulono. Vutiso delr wus n spring gun jist Inside do douh of (lo coop. If I didn't h'ur do tick 1 lockon Id chance It. though I'd go powerful slow 1111 feel ull around In do dark iurdutgiin. ... "If a whlto mancums along In dnmnwnln' on' offers )o' a dollnr fur 11 day's work, nn' yo' stick fur a dollar an' 11 lull nn contlnnei tosot on do fenco V nisa lie won t give It, yo'll go to bed dat nlcht to hour btrungo whispers all around jo'. If o'll lisaim clusly yo'll mako out d-it )o' 11111 Ix.ln told) o'd better raslgn from ills club befor o pit de bounce! "If Samuel hhln slip ild boirow two dollars In rush ot me, which ho cant possibly do, nn' should full to pay It back at do tlmo agreed upon, hod pee ghosts at night. Djy wouldn't bo ghosts fiom. do grave) ard. but ghosts from bis conscience. Its all de work oh conscience. Dir, nm nuflln real about It, Yo've dono sunthln mean, an' yo' fool con science strlckon ober It. Ivo member of dls club who keeps up his duos, pays his debts, an' tries to live like a decent man need ba afoiin-d of spooks. Ho 11 go to hod to sleep us sound as a brick. Spooks won't hava no use fui him. .... r . . "I rom dls time on I shall her an eye out fur Rruddnrs W'atklns, Jonas. CabttT, an Toots, an fur hIcIi odder mumlers of dls club us may tako to seeln chosts an henrln warnlns. I doan say dat seoin a ghost will bo considered siilllcient reason for expulsion, but It will go a longways toward makiii mo feel sarttn dat slch pussonsdonn rellect no partlckler credit 011 ills club us a nashumil orcanirasliun." jlrother Jones imiso nnd tried to square himself by oxplalnlng that what ha took to bolho wliisporsof hiirlt voices t irnod out to bo nothing but the labored breathing of his brindled dog undei thn bod, and that ho hud so reported, but JUothor Uurdnor nirped for order and said: "Hot down, Rrudder Jones'. Dir am no yueshiinbefo' do house, in hev heard what had to say, an' 1 hope yo' will prollt by It, same us de ret. At do next imetin I slmli arranco wld Hlrlsnao W ulpolo to move dat by luvv .So, biiil bo amended to rend so dat any member seoin' 11 ghost or beln' whispered to nt midnight byaBpoerlt shall stund accused do same as If ho had busted Into de museum sn' stolon do sacred skull ut Cicoro " 11, Quad. 1 aooD siouies of tb mesknt vat. The Station Agent Who Cnme Ont Ahead In m JLtttle AflUli- In the Frelsht House. CbjiyrtlM. ISO!, ly Charta IK Uith. Whon I took possoaslon of tho station of Elkton, on tho Union Paclflo road, tho track layers had advanced only flvo miles bo)ond It Thohnmlot of Elkton consisted of a store, a mill nndllvoor six shnntlos. nnd was threo quarters of a mllo from tho stntlon. Tlio dopot was a rough shod sixty feet lone and one-story hlsh. Twonty feet of Iho west ond was parti tioned olT for 11 wnltlne 100m, nnd In onocor ner of tho wnltlne room I had my prlvnto otTlee. It was twolvo foot lone by six wide, en closed with unplanod boards und Ifghtod by nn outside window. In this room I had my tele graphic apparatus, a small Iron ante, a table, a ticket rack, Ac As I was required to bo "on call" all night, I also used tho ofllcoas a bedroom, nnd my meals were sont fb mo from 11 house In tho hamlet Thoso woro wild, rough times In tho West, and about tho (list piece of udvlco I received from tho division Miporlntendent was: "lie prepared for tiotibloat any hour of tlio dny or nlcht. and remember that If you don't cot tho drop on tho other follow you'll bongonor!" What mado tho situation far worse for me was tho fact that two or throo of the subcon tractors insisted that I tako charco of consid erable amni of monoy for them, Thocontrnct or who supplied provisions lo tho forco along tho lino placed $5,000 In tho safe on the second day of my taking possession, nnd tho division sutler deposited about $.'000 more. In the course ofn b linlght at least 11 scoro of " boss es" had turned In from $100 1 1 S.10O apiece, und my nuiitv Increased with even addition al (1 posit. Tho fact that I was a safe de posit eompnii) could not fall to be gon et.illv known, nnd 1 icgaided It us only n question of time win nil lubber) would bo at tempted. I'm the llrst throe weeks I hud pltntyof compitiy bothdu) und night, ns some of t'10 working tialns weie uhv.'ivs side trucked nt tho stutiou, but us tlio grading and trni k liiving piogiessed inv pnsitliin became more isolated All the height left it mv station was for tho conti ietiiis.jnnd eonslsbd of Hour, meat, coffee, clothing, tools, and wh itMorcdso wns needed along the line. I had little or noth ing t 1 do outside of the fob graphing. Ono morning, after counting up the monoy InthosifoutuI (incline that I had ovorsw.OOO belonging to other poople. It occurred to mo to remove Ittounothei place. On the day boforo I had received live barrels of ground coffee for tho "hotel mnu" on that illusion. Ihe head of one oT tho barrels had been knocked out nnd about ono-hilf tho contents wasted. I took tho various enveloeoB contnlning the mono), made 11 bundle of them, und sunk it nearly lo tho bottom of tho barrel Unless in ease of lire. I felt It would be safer iiliiet mi) where in the freight lious.i than In tlio safe, though up tn that moment nothing had occurred to alarm me. bt rangers wero always Imaging nbout tho station hunt ers. trnpifis. Imiiin fighters, tc.imsb'rs. und trainps-tiilt it was to satisfy curlnlt and not to 1111 1'dlo. It was nbout tl o'clock in the fore noon whon I hid tho money, nnd hnlfnn hour lnter.iislsiit.it the instrument answering n cull. I looked o.it of tlm window and paw a man eoml'ig down the north trail on n mule. He wns dressed in buckskin, us wus the enso with ne.irlv ull tho border mon of that date, nin! bad n W 1'iehestei across the pommel of his saddle So ninny like him hud come that I did notgivo him a sicond thought. Even when I heard him walklnc across tuo watting room toward my open door I did mil turn nn In .id. "'lliiow up )er hands, )oung feller 1" It was the str.in.rot speaking to tno nnd his words woro uccoiup lined nv the "ellak!" ' elle'vi" which no human ear ever mlstindei st.inds. I elevated my arms and tinned my face toward him. Ho was not anugly-'ooklng man. Indeed I should havo picked him out ot II crowd ns a gentle spirit. He was n blond, nbout DO ye irs of age, and ho had 11 wonder fully handsome bluo eye. There was a smite on his face us ho stood with his rifle half raised und regarded mo. but it was one of thoso smiles which mean more than the ugliest frown. I wusn't ten seconds making up my mind that it would bo extremel) dangerous to trlllo with in j isltor. "Is that ur safe lockod?" he asked as he looked straight into my ocs. "It is." "Then you unlock It." "I shall huvo to drop my hands to do that" "Of course." I took the keys from my pocket and turned uround to the suto and opened the door. "Now pass out that money 1" said tho man. "Thorn is none to pass out." "What! Don't try no nonsenso with me!" "1.1,11 can look for ourselt I had several thousand dollars )ostorday, but it wus all tuktu out." "Ht.ind over thar and hold up ycr hands 1" " Over thar" was at tho end of tho room op- fositcthosnfe. undlol.evid the command, lo then stepped to the safe and Invtstlgutod tor himself. It did not take him over a mitiutu to beoonio sutlsllod thut it contained nothing of value. Ho stepped buck und looked at 1110 for a full minute beforo bpeuking Then ho quietl) said- " ouiig feller, jou'vo trumped my ace. I'vo made .uldu of over llity miles to Ilnd tli.it safo empt)." " You should havo coma a day oarlior," I re plied " Yes, Isoo. This Is )0itr pistol hanging up here. 1 supposo.' I guesi I'll tako it along. You can drop your hands now, but don't try nn) funn) business. I smell a powerful sight of eotleo nround here, and I think I'll tako bonie along, llo on Into tho freight house." 1 led the waynndhefollowid. iherew.isalot of Hour In lift) -pound clolh sicks, mid he or d( ridmeloimpt) one of them and partly Ull It wlthcolleo. Had he dono it for himself he would have stood .1 goodchiincoof ilndl net he monoy, hu, he sut down nn u bo and welched me. W lien I hud tlie sack about two-thirds full, ho suid it would do. Whllo I eartied Ronton tlio platform fur him, ho followed withnsidodf bn aun, nnd I helped film tn make them fust to his saddle. Ho was In no burr), though some ono might eomo along any time Whon leidy to go ho slipped tho cartridges out of my re volver und liuudud It back with the remark: "You seom to want to do the sqtiur thing nnd I won't rob you. Next time I show up 1 hope )ou II bo heolo I Willi cu-li " ' Oi I may get tno drop on iuu," I replied. "1011 mil), hut I doubt it. .No human crit ter has niti bold up mv hands fur mo )ut. and its purtv lite lu the duy to begin. Wull, tiling feller, so long " Ho was hardly out of sight bofore n con s'riKtion tn.in going to tlio front drew up ut the station, but 1 mudo no report of th 101 beri. in tho li-sipini't) I knew thut I would bo lldlculi'd ull along the lino fot hiving benn hold up. nnd in tlio net the mun hud not taken utnthtng worth 111akingafuss.il out I de Ided to hold my tongue and ho warned bv tho ndvonturo to keeji the mono) unywnero but In tlie safe. A moilli later nvu't'fi u sen Kii"'iul ireight trains were bi ginning liiun ov ei tlm riiud.und J irotu luiinlohclpmoahout tlio f night house. I did not havo the handling of so much outside menu) now, but onco In ,1 whllo what I took In and vvnat was loft In my keeping amounted to u ttttv sum I kept a few dollars in Iho sure tor nppenr nucnanil c nvenioiue s ike, but tho bull, was hidden In tlio freight Iioumi 1 took an empty spiko keg, partly tilled it with sand, and tbon dejioslted the packaCKof iimnc) on too sand iinlcivored It witli loose spikes. Itlmltlio look of a full keg ot H Ikes, and my iissn-tant hud 110 reason to meddle with il. While I 0 wont homo al night 1 continue I to sleep in the oidce. 1 wns n Inngui afraid of a dnyll-'ht hold up, but I worried 11 coo Ideal nights, Tlm building had been put up hastily, ami any one doinriuinoil to effect an entrance, could Ilnd half 11 dozen vulnerable p ints t ojier.it nm. Ono afternoon mvassistant called attention to two men who were hanging about in .1 siis plclous mauner, but I was so busy at tho moment that I only got a glimpse of them. As to suspicious characters, tliero wero so many of them ulunc the line that, ono would have been In a continual state ol alarm hud he set nut to spot them off, Whon 1 was through with my rush my man Informed mo that tho two strangers had been prowling nround the freight house, both Inside and out, nnd ho was firmly convinced they wero up to mischief of some sort Tho length ot the bulldlnc was oust and west Tho loardson tho east end woro badly warped and sprung, and could bo easily pried off, Tho door between the freight department and tho waiting room was a tllmsy nftalr, und tho door to my room wus only half length. If any ono wanted to get ut mo, the best wuy was tn break into the freight dopurtmont Among tho freight we had hvo big stiel tioar traps for a man living about twenty miles away. Rufore going homo for the night nnd entirely unbeknown to me, my man si t ono of theso train In front of tho dour connecting with tho waitingroora, 'J ho passoiiger truin going east was duo at Ell.mnul in ia A freight follow od nt .1 A.M. mid sidetracked forn freight from the oust to tnss 'Iho wcst-bouml trains ull passed by duvllglit or earlier lu tho evening. On this night 1 was in bed nnd asleep by 11 oYloik. It was .1 dai k and rainy night, and though I wor ried .1 little over tho two suoplrlous men I went t sleep trusting to luck. It wns exiutly midnight when lwabiivvakenedbyaewlil di lalrl) rdled mo off my cot. Thu ono uutcrv was followed by half a dozen othors and a clanking of chums, nml for u couple of min utes I was too frighten' d and upset to mako n guess ut what had haproned. As boon as I struck 11 tlirht. how ewr. Hheird tlm voices of mcuiu the freight department cuhIob In tho most horrible manner, nnd directly soma ono called out: " Nay. ) nunc follow, wo want you here." ' W ho are you ? ' I demanded. "Never )ou mind who wo nro. but coma nlnnc"' " Where nioyou?' "In the freight house." ' Whnt nro )ou doing there?" "Come and see. nnd be oulck about II too"' I knew they We're ut the dour opening-into the sitting room, and I lnw thev could sev my light through the cracks. W In thev didn't burst the door lu wob 11 purrl t 1 1110. Thev could hnvn but one object lu breaking In, nnd that was rohbeiy. I was badly tattl I. as 1 11111 perfectly willing to admit, but neveitiieless I hnd some snnd left. I blew out tho light und opened lire III their direction In lmpo to filghten them nfr. I sent sl btillelsnt them n fust us I could (Ire, mid wnr"londliig when 1 heard n groan and a fatl, and 11 minute biter thev begnu llilngat me. 1 h id the ndvntituge of two p trillions and though two 01 three bullets enmo through tliov wero hnrmlesr Presently thu tiring wusbusponded nnd 11 voice culled' " Young feller, nro jou alive?" " i!'rv much so'" " Tlie'ii listen to me. My rard nnd me broke in lu rohntt. Hero nt tho door wo steupod into nn Intel n.il bear trail. Onnof your shots hns llnished him, and now I want loutobelp me out mid kt meg i I of course 1 cfiised, und then ho throntoned mo with nil soitu of things mid llnally bejan shooting iignln. I sut down on the floor, tipped the table up for 11 btoustwoik, nnd counted his shuts. Ho had four ruvolvors and a birce supply of cartridges, and ho tired ov or leu shots in all. l'orhnps ho (lnnlly concluded lie had finished mo, for ho Mopped shooting nnd I egnn cursing and groaning nnd trying to release himself. It was nbout "J o'clock whon ho became quiet, nud bearing no more of him I nrgued thut he had in t tree and takon himself olT. I sut there 011 Iho Moor behind mv tnblo until dmlUht und the on-t-ln.und freight tialnciinn along togother. 1 wns tolling tho 1 1 nin crew what had luipiioncd when the west bound train diew up. and wo proivedcil lo In vestigate. W'eepee'ted sonio moio shooting, hut nothing of thu sort oeoilrrid. About the centre of tho freight shod vvre two iiionMng on the lloiu. One w.is dead mid stiff nnd tho other In a sonii-oonsclous state fiom tlio pain ho suffered. It was qunor that both men should havo boon caught in tho tiap. hut such wis the fact Ono was caught bv thn right and the other by tho left log. and the teeth on the powerful jaws hud gone right to the bone. The dead man no one knew. 1 lie other wus my visitor of a few weeks before. His leg had lo come off, nnd 11 week later ho wus dead. He was at a house in 1 Ikton, In charge of the Sheriff, and I saw him dull). Two dn)8 bofore Ills death, when ho was told that tho chances were ncalnst him, ho held out Ills band to tno nnd said: "Miakn, )ounc fellerl I don't bear you any crudgo fur this, but I do declar' that It's pow erful hard fur a mun who's alius boen on the shoot to bo caught like a blasted coyote in a trip nnd done to death. It ain't d)ing with lor bouts on. No. blast my ojos, it uin't even dying with both legs on." SKROEAST T.V3HX. Incidents or "IeM vrltU Indiana thnt Tried to Fucupc from Crook, There wore two passos by which tho Indians might Icavo the vailoy whon Crook rodo in on the 0.1st sldo to attack. They woro ravines not ovorn quarter of a mllo apart and there wero many signs to provo that tho redskins mado dnlly uso of thom. A Lieutenant nnd twenty mon woro droppodout ot tho column hereto hold thoso passes In caso the hostlios gotthenlnrm nnd sought to louve thevnlloy without a fight If thoy did not try to oscapo. then wo wero to advanco up tho trails as soon ns wn henrd firing, and this would tako tho warriors in the roar. The Lieutenant and nine men to ono pass Scrgcnnt Lomax und nlno men to tho othor. In twenty mlnutos wo had a breastwork of logs and rocks and brush across the mouth ot our pass, and wero down behind It and wait ing when the LIcutonant's orderly rodo up and said: "Lieut Blank orders you to report as often as possible in caso of attack." "Orders received and understood and will be promptly obwedl" replied the eorceant stilly. Dear old Sergeant Lomax! Wounded nt Cold Hnrbor, acnln at Fredericksburg, onco more In the Wlldrness He led us on nt Kornstoivn. when Captain and Lieutenants were woundo! or prisoners. Ho was rail) inc us at Cold Harbor when htruck down. Ho wus lighting to save our regimental flue when a bullet hit him at Gctt)sburg. He nnd been twice hit by Indian arrows, nud single handed and ulone ho had "stood off" half ndnron hos tllcs until nsslstnnco came. A stern-fuced man. whoso nnl) religion wis urmy roguln tlons who seemed to havo no world be)ond the camp. A martinet in his wav, but always just If he ex icted obedience. li also ren dered It Piivnto soldiers cunnot erect mon uments over their dead comrades. It must suffice that their memory is revered and de fended. We had boon watting half nn hour when tho Indians appe ired. Their lookouts had sighted Crook moving nround tho bpurof theiiioun t iln. nnd they wore miking a break to leavo tho v illev. When thay found thn inssos occu pied they bpcanin dospornto. I iilng began at onee in both passos 1 wusalmipg for niythlnl shot when tho sorgennt touched my arm and suld: " Tell Lieut, llliink thut I havo been at. tii"l ed Also, thut Privato Jamos White lias been killed." I carried tho order to tlie other pnss nn I re turnod While I was absent tho Indians with drew for a council. Tho result was a deter mination to break out bv thowavof tlio 1 assos. and whon the firing recommenced It was hot nnd hea v). Ihul Hied threo or four times, when tlm Sergeant slirnulled me.ind said- "Tell I.letit Wani. that I nm flclitingnt least lOOwarrlors. Also. Unit Prlvute lonnslias beon killed and Corporal 'I n)lnrsiiore!y wounded." I carried tho older as belorc. finding tho ofllcer hotly engiged and having two men wounded. 1 returned, minted, and took mv lilace and for tho next soven or night minutes tlio firing showed ro evldenco of slacking down. 'Iho bottom of thn p iss vviisthlck wilh boulders, nnd tho Indiina used thom ns sliel te:s. Tholr plan seemed to lie to creep ns nenrns possible nml then ninkn .1 dash for tho breastwork. Wo had tlie Spencer snvon-shot carbines, und we poured In n fire which mado them bolleve we numbered 1 wbolo compiny. We wero holding them beautifully when tho fieiciunt moved over to me and shouted in mv eir. "Tell Lieut. Rlinlc thnt wo nro holding tho Indlnns In cheek. AUo. tln.t Private Johnson lias been killed nnd Privato Adams mortiilly wounded. This tlmo I found thnt the I Imitenanl had hid one man killed and two others woiuub d. nml thut the lire along his front wis hotter thnn before. I shouted the report In hlnir. while ImniiH uslngoiieof tliecurblnosdroppeil by a wnuiineil man. He nodded tn show thnt ho iindi rstiod, nnd I hastened luck. As I reached the line tho flro of the In linns b"gnn to sine. en. I potl.-eil that ours did. too. and I looked down the line to see the enu-e. I eniil I s, .1 only two others with cnibinos Inthnlr hands, while the i-orgoiiit was half l)lng downiird tnclnirmo I'n beckoned t nun with 11 linmlnn nl led I plainly siw I loud, nnd us 1 ci.ivvled over to hlra I saw Hint ho was wounded In the side, r kneeled tnnnmlne th" wo'inil. hu hn wavd mo ' nek am' s if d I e'l I.lo.it. Illunk thnt tholndi ins nr-ul out toHi'irtiioierns o, ilmti bnvoonlvthieo m;'ti l( ,'t lso. Ill it I n-11 mortally wounded'" I hesit. ited Jo oey. Ho lifted hs hind, tried to Rjink. nnd IIiti rid! buel- with the I, loo I l.'iis'iingoiif of bs mouth, and w ihi! 'nil Inten SC'liI lis I hi 4 no. , , r,..;,. t, otbel 1 nss when the Indl ins ehi-ged with n veil, le-oke uvei thebre.iitwor' s and those who ftlll lived v mo wp"d oitf Inuilish. Hours Inter, when wn lecuv '-" I the groiin I. there worn nine inn t Inted and disfigured bodies asking for bin hit. Whon ironic saw them nnl lieird the story tpuiscnmeto his o) es. That was his tribute, and it was ,1 grander one In the ojes of the llv inc thnn n monument nf In m,-e Died n the lino 0f duty I Hurled no ono cm remembot where ! ST. QUAiyii BOYS. HI HeTitm-e ror TaUtaff the Btnrrli Oot of Their Wlilni, Cepyrii't ISM. X met a hungry, dlsi onsolato, penniless, nnd freckled-facod boy of lithe othcrda) who was a hundred mllos from homo and nfrnld to go back. Every tlmo a Hon of homo rose up beforo him there was 11 - rt of "section two" connected with It, viz. .1 stern-f.iod Ii tlior a woodshed a rawlu I nud 11 Im) ho lug ariiund und promising u ler tod isoug.iiu I filled lilin up nt n lunch n inter, give hun 11 dollar in cash, and advls 1 h'm t j keep c mg. It wus no use tondvise til tn to go buck lit no toa fnt In r who knows nothing ot Ioy niit re. Ho wouldn't have gono am how with a licking In prospect, and had ho been taken back by force he wouldn't havo remained loncer than tha first dark eight It was a boy who wrota of a boy: "A boy U a ilnfulir teller. He bUn't rtfABBBBjBHajiHsJMVJAVsvjsjB.?' -i-ijtiflftBajBvjBsm - ' nnlthor n monkoy nor n mule. If, ho's brung up nil right he'll eomo out bully! If ho nntii't, lie's bad us thistles. It's hotter to study his , nnture than to lick him. Somo fathers can sit nlong with lm)s: others can't. No more at present. Uood-hy." , , When my boy Tom cot out of his knea breeches ho wanted to go West and slay In- dluiis. If 1 hadn't I 0011 watching him he'd havo aimed himself with a committor and a loaf 1 f 1 le id mid run awn). Ho wns planning to do this voiy thing when I callod him up and suld: "Thomas, I want a now rug for tha hall, I want a rug mado of Indian scalp looks about twentv of them. Get teadyand I will start too Off tl) IUOIIOVV." I got dow 11 an old revolver, mado him ' sculping, kttlfn out of a rusty soytho. and In- ( strii"li'd him howto nppioach a warrior and lift Ins hair In the latest style, but Thomas didn't g 1. Xo boy wants to run away If you want him to. Ilv bov Jim wontod to bo a pirate. I know ho was borrowing nnd rending ovory pirate) ,. story h could hearof. und I knewthat Itwould result in a climax by tho tlmo hn was flfteon )eais old. I hud invooon him whon ho used tn slii tut behind the bain to practise board- 2 lug 1111 unaimeil merchant vessol, nnd I was , listening ut night when he culled out In his '. sleep that do 1 I mon toll no tules. Ha had an M island selei tod on which to bury his treasure. jl and he planned on sending back homo a boxot j ispinlsb ilmiblnons and 11 eiiskot ot jewelry. j Oneu teruoou llm gobbled up two loaves ot - bread und some cold mint nnd that nlcht ha IJ ret Ii oil 1111 hour alitor than usual. The ell- ' max was at hand. I went out and waited 4) under his window, and as ho camo down off h tho shed, 11 bundle in ono hand nnd an old horso pistol In the other. I said 1 "Oh. .llm, hut I'vo got 11 plan which I wish you d ho'p mo carry out. it ha beon a long 1 tlmo situ e mi) bod) pushed the pirate business with uiDthlng like enthusiasm, and I boliovs there's ullrst-ruto opening for an enterprising boy. I'll furnish nn uutlltfor ou It you'll turn f Piiutn. It shouldn't bo n itch trouble to cap- J turn two or three Munlst! galloons, and if you , can soinl me homo half near loid of gold and i sllvci I irs. I'll guarantee to make tuslnossat ', this end of tho line get up and lust Do you : think )oiie in gel start this week Wodon't J wnntiin) ono togetuhend of un, you know." ' Pom Jim dropped his bio ul nnd meat and 1 hore pistol mid snenkud Into tho house, and 1 Hint was tho 1 1st of tlio plruto businoss With j 111 in. 1 1 0111 Hint night 01 his dreams havo I beonclc.irol blood-red decks und sullors walk- 't iiiglln pl.itik 01 1,1 gglng for mercy. It was A ritlie: w,o-se wl'hmv Hob. Hu didn't run to 1 Indians 01 piintos. but he did wnut to bo a, 1 yontigheio. Ho got hold of boy books which rel ited the hlstnry of bis who had begun life In Niwurk snlllng luipois und climbed up to ' tho top notih of wealth and gicatness. Thoy J wommiIw 1) s boys who had 1 un away from cruel , htepfnthi'isiir fatherless guardians, nnd this bothered ;,') a bit. I think I10 hnd to skip , thai put of II. Hegot ready to mnkoa broalt j whim liugnt at the usu il ngo. and I got ready , to help him. When his littlobunillewustiedup ! withapleeeiif sheeii twine and hidden lnapllo I of lu.nber he almost wished he wasn't going. Whou he kis-t'd his mother gcod night his . 1'liln quivered. It wus his dutv to go. liowover. und ben une a mllllonuiio. and ho wont Hn had scvciiti en cunts in cash und 11 suit of old clothes, AH bov heroes "tart out on a limited capital, nnd the more putches on their clothing the soonei they begin to climb up. When tho boy hero of the book reaohes Now Y'ork ho Invar! iblv fills In with a gentleman at the dot ot oron a forr)boat -,t gentleman who suddenly becomes Interested in his welfare, nnd nt u I itei dnto takes him into purtnorfhlK M) 11 ib didn't find this gentleman. He ran ncroso lots of men who wero mobably aehlnc to put him nn the head mid give him a lift la j tlio world, but thoy didn't h ive tlmo just then. J He slept In do irways und lived on orusts.and p uftora couplo ul weeks the police sont him ( homo, Ho w isa ciiiod boy. He ut onco censed . to woir Ills hat on his ear and call mo tho "old 1 man." 1 didn't blow him up when ho returnod. 1 and ho didn't offer to eat any husks. Wo nevor S even roftried to the muttei. f I'vo got another boy who Is rapidly crow- , ingoiit of ids knoe pants. His resolution has been llxi U fot the lust two )oirs. Ho intends f to becomon siilur. He already makos use ot j " stai board." "port." "watch ahoy!" "shiver '. my timbers," nnd to on. It's no use to nrcuo j against romance. In duo time ho will got i ready to inn away to sea I shall bo on tne , watch and surpriso him. I'll offer to tako him , to tho neirest port and nut him aboard ot a i coister. He'll nccopt and mako one trip of 3 J 'JOU miles. He'll novel mint to look at blue si water, oven in 11 washtub. after that 1 .lust us truo as you live, a boy is a queer ' piece of machinery. Ho's all cogs and wheals ii and belts and pullovs, und he'll run as smooth aj ns grease ono day and wobble like a loose j wagon whoel tho noxt. Ho goes by fits and btaits. lie breaks out nt unexpected timos and ho develops whims nud uotlonswith every ciiungo of w Ind. You've got to tuko him ns lie is mid muko the best of it. und tho mora closely ' , you study him tho hotter for both el jou. ) 1'i.asu j.iguis rott MA lt.1. z If Ihe People of Hint Pluuel Cnn RiOoo .Moisr II llnxlit lo Work. htum lie Ciimja Daily Tribune. Trobubly tho most Intelligent suggestion yet thrown nut fot exchanging signals with the inhabitants of tho linnet M irs, if any suoh I tin ro be. is mudo by Mr. E. Ellsworth Carey, ' It Is thut 11 peifu tlylevi I nreii, mi) nt lonstllvo miles in diameter, not In the vicinity of hills or '-1 mountains, bo 1 ovaied Willi a uniformly black , J conting of earth) snnd or conl dust This T urea is to liKovoredv ithgim jots orelectrfo s urcs. pl.iein.' tho llli.miniititig pjinta about; 1 three feet ui nrt. 1 In.' would icqulrp'spma ' tlOOO.tiuo points of Intense brilliancy, visible 1 to thu inbuilt utt nf 1 ir-. with n pnunifylnit i powcrnf HbOitiiim ties win ntheeirth was suf lli'lentiy lar away frm 1 cnujiinctloii to be soon whllo Uin sun was below tlio belt of twilight 'iho plan Istosoeunstiucluiid connect these . signal lights that the turning of a key would Instuiitly 1 xtingulsli or light them ull. Then the illuminjtlcu should be mudo to appear und disappear ut ngular intervals. Suppose at llr.-t tno interval oci'vecn the llnshes wus threo seconds nud tlio II ishes coutinuid II vo sofl onds 'J hun the lntuivuls.ini! duration of light sliou'd be changed, say to six. twilve. eigh teen. Ac . seconds, nnd tin 11 tlm sorlos of in torvuls inverse I. Mr. ( are) nrguos that such signals would harill) bekit up lung without nttrm ting attention 011 vim r-, if its inuahitnnts I bo far itdvnne.'ii in intelligence, develop- 0 meiit, nnd clvllialn 11. 'J I oy must then con- ' eliidotliut the 1 nrth N si mil irl) iiihnlilted.nnd J that sumo or its p 'oiile hade instructed a Hush ' light visible to tne ilwelb rs mi .Mars. It also i ma) ho expected th iithe) would arrivo at tho "j c inclusion th it sm h ll'bt w is maintained ns u signal to nltitt't iln ir attention, ltirther.lt J ma) lo siipposeilth.it in tho hitler caso they , would make airangoniiiits to return the slg- i nnl, if possible, though s, ri. tierhnns mmiy, J i 111s might ellipse be'oro thev 1 ould respond In a maniiur wesh mid mid rstaiul. I Till Is .1 pp'tt their., und Its author do- jt serves credit Im Inn I111: been tho llrst to show i tlio world liow inti rp! iii'dar) cnmmuntcutlon v Isnossibl,. bin tlieio .till remnins the ques- 'J tion. Is it prin th.iiilu I'm the prcsont at ?j leusttb.it must bo uiiswercd witliu docldod f. negative. Il is 11 it Hi ) thut any man, or J iissueliitlon of men, i.oull underlnke tho ii duoinious e enso invohed In eurryinc out ., It this scheme, seeing ihut there is In 11 no suspii I u 01 proll , und bin 11 problematical j uiiio'inl of glor). no to, bo gained till ,; pin Imps )(uis niter the death of tho In- ti v 'lo,. If a geiinui Ion should evor arise on K thlseuttb Unit loies wisdoni more than woalth Jl it ma) bud oilier iis's for lis money than lu il tpliutn briil,:u th gulf thnt senarntes us n from thoothin menil ers of tho solar system, -j but till tin 11 it jo bile lo oxpuct tho costly of- j! fi ii lo bo iniiil". mi lit will do no harm for if thoeiithusiistlcoiii'st 1 roicl In nntlclpntlon it ol soinosucli losult t 1 bo nciilevoa by those S who will tiiinn nfter tu 111, and there Is unother low of thoi'.isn slid mite enticing to those wiioare s, e 'iilitiviilj ini'llm d. Somo of the Philo-otdiers wiiohivest idled thn nppoarance ol .Mills tbiiilc tiler is loison to suppose its fnhabltniits aro much f ntln r advanced than our-eivej in tho in ir h ot intellectual q 1 ji.ogiess. timt plaint In' mi: cooled down ! Iioni thooiielnal nolnd us heat sonn.orthan itKlai-vr hr thei or sister, t u earth. Uonoe 1 it Is not ubsiinl to supi osn ihe Inhabitants of Mais ulre uly h ivo been consldiiring the prob lem of uiiviiiuiiiinuiii .itioii with ither mom rers of the solur DHtem, and for aught we kiiviw tltuy piu) huvo be n 111 iing suchelenals t o us for cent ii'lu past with ut our being aware oftliefuct. If home of tin I nx- eyed onos who sci 11 tlio objects In tho sky through tellurlo t. lesc mes once sen chnngos on tho surface ot .Mar which thoy fancy Indicate that signals urn In progrons. tho enso would bo radloally altered, it might not then be impossible to Ilnd ii"r,ns willing to stand the Immenseoost , of setting un nnd londiicling a return tela- . grui 'i npi nratus. by inoinsof which we may , J acknowledge thosiluto and raise ourselves 1 in the tctlmatloti of our neighbors. 'i ( Tno itetnrmed IsinoUcrm, ; 1,1, i;. .iirVK i ),iiv cl u. Tv mun. intli smoking Bturnps ot clears, nn 1 1 dr. ornlng. A "I un cm il.lng too much," oho of them said, "nnl I bib vo) on am. Lot's quit" 1 'liny ug eiil tj it and threw away tholr ft'in p- I ui. tnoy talk- d aluiic time about ' being un 11, 1 d h iw thoy Intended to break aw 1 1 " tho habit thutwub ruining their In 1 th mi I 1 tuig so much monoy. Then the) got t) talking nboul other mutters, and 11 pndi on" of Un m suld; " Have 11 eigiirr" The men nuvoil towardta cigar store, se lected aud lit 11 clear, nnd than tha reformers went their different ways, smoking, salueur 1 toiBetUng their rssolrt w rtlona. i , .