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you engagedeto theworse, lady captain? Don't 1 "Well, is sheah " "Yes. with me." "And can't you get her to break her ngagement?" "I don't know. I think not. That isn't II. Of course the old marquis, her grand father and only relative, is to be consid ered, and he will probably have chosen tome one in France for her." "That is a complication, indeed." "Yes. isn't it? But it seems to me that the more people there are in the game the better chance for me. You see. so long as sheahloves me. I seem to hold -the winning card." "Of course, but what do you "propose to do?" "I'm not sure. I shall deliver the des patches to Sir Edward, and then I think 1 shall ask permission to go ashore. You see, I know the lay of the land thorough ly, and I am familiar with the old castle where she lives, the Chateau de Josse Iln, 'tis called: It lies on the shore off the mouth of the harbor entrance. There Is a way into it that no one knows but the lady, and T think. " "Why do you hesitate?" "Well, I saved the man's life, and his Sonor toode Vitre's. you knowand I hardly like to steal his betrothed bride: you see. he could not very well resent It if T did-ergratitude. I feel the ob ligation I have conferred " "Nonsense Forgive my frankness, you've done enough for him aiready. ^CURING L CONSUMPTION. : f When Scott's Emulsion makes the consumptive gain flesh it is curing his consump tion. Exactly what goes on inside to make the consumptive gain weight when taking Scott's Emulsion is still a mystery. V Scott's Emulsion does some thing to the lungs too that re duces the cough, ^lore weight and less cough always mean that consumption is losing its influence ovei. the system. Scott's Emulsion is a relia ble help. Sen d tor Free'"'simple. SCOTT & BOWNE, Chunisla, 4ft9?evlSt.,M. Y. T o somewhat relieve the overcrowded condition of our store we earnestly request as far as possible that the public take advan- tage of the morning and evening hours to do their purchasing. At such times you get the attention that it is our wish that every patron of the Glass Block Store should have, open Evenings umu xma*. Quibcron Touch A Romance of the Days When "The Great Lord Hawke " was King of the Sea. By CYRUS TOWNSEND BRADY Copyright, 1991, by D. Appieton & Oa BOOK V. CHAPTER XXI.Continued. Wet Sheets and Flowing Seas. "And you shall have it. Captain Graf- ton,*' replied the younger man impulsive ly. "Might T. without presumption, ask the lady's name?" "De Rohan," answered Graf ton. "-The Countess -de Rohan, the grand-daughter t the Marquis de Chabot-Rohan. in vhose castle I was confined five years go. T met her then as a little girl, and as luck. nay. Providence, would have it. I fell into her hands again in Canada, when T was wounded and captured, you Snow." "It seems to me you have a happy knack f falling intn the hands of pretty ladies as a prisoner." "Yes, haven't I?" assented Grafton, miling faintly. "I wish some such luck would come to me, then." "Don't wish it at all. my young friend, "tis a dangerous situation to be in." "Have you found it so?" "Yes, I'm a prisoner forever." "Gad. ther are fates! But are answer me if I ask an impertinent ques tion, but if I am to help you. T should like to know something." ""Well, erno. not exactly, in- fact, not at stll. She is betrothed to Lieutenant Denis de Vitre. of the French navy." "Oh. to him!" exclaimed Hatfield, who was familiar with the public history of #e Yitre's exploits in Canada. "Yes." "And. is sheerinlove with him?" "No." %:'^--. The- TOTBSDAY EYEWOTO, \ou gave him life, honor. let him be sat isfied with that. Take love for yourself, captain." "I think I will. Hatfield, and so " "In. short, you mean to carry her off, do you?" "Yes. that's about It." "Cutting out a woman, eh. rather than a ship?" "Yes. Now that you know the situa tion, what say you? Will you join me?" "With 'all my heart!" cried the younger man. his yes dancing with excitement, *ana I should like nothing better. Gad. 'twould be an exploit indeed if we could succeed. They'd talk about it forever in the clubs." "Thank you. I knew you would, and we will succeed or die. my friend." re sponded Grafton impetuously, without considering that the prospect of death could not be so inviting to his friend as it was to himself in case of failure. But Hatfield was game. "Well," he said, stretching out his hand, "here's my hand on it. Success to our enterprise!" "That's good," replied Grafton, im mensely relieved. ''I was sure I could depend upon you." "Now tell me how you propose to get into the castle if she's there." "I think she will surely be there. De Vitre is a thorough sailor. I'll say that fqr him. and a thorough gentleman, too. He picked out the fastest ship in the ba sin. You know the French build, better ships thsfn we do. He has probably driven her as hard as we have, and he had sev eral days' start of us. His orders take him to Brest, and 'tis most natural that he should take her to the Chateau de Josselin, which is her grandfathers cas tle. There is an oriel window in the keep lower overlooking the sea, and there is a practicable way of gaining the balcony surrounding it." "Land ho!" came floating down from over their heads. "Where away?" cried Hatfield promptly. "Broad off the weather bow. sir." "That ought to be Ushant," remarked Grafton. "Yes. and just where would be. off yonder." "Hold on as we are. Hatfield. We will soon raise it from the deck. We must be making all of ten knots In this ripping breeze. Do you think she could stand the mainto'gallant sail?" "Hardly," answered Hatfield, throwing a glance aloft. "Well, perhaps she might, but what would be the use of it, captain? We'll be there quickly enough, anyway." "Perhaps you are right. But we Ought to have seen some of Sir Edward's fleet before this. I don't understand it. Aloft, there!" "Sir?"- "Do you see any sails to leeward?" "No. sir." "Or anywhere?" - "No. sir." "Keep a bright lookout for them." "Ay, ay. sir." "He'd hardly be cruising so far off shore as this, would he?" said Hatfield. "You know when he blockades he does it closely. They say he's been holding Brest so tightly closed-all summer that a bird could not fly in or out of the harbor with out being noticed." "Yes, that's his way.- I don't know whether he will be there or not now, though, since it's so late in the season. But let .me tell you, -Hatfield, he's done an unprecedented thing in sealing up the Brest fleet so long. I think it was old Cloudesly Shovel who said that a man was a fool and.ought to be broke if he kept his ships out in the Bay of Biscay after September, and here it is the middle of November, and that war brig we spoke last week said tha.t he was still there when she left, and look ing as if he were going to stay there all winter, too." ~. "Yes, that's like him." - . "Like him! I should say so I was a refeer on the Devonshire when he knocked L'Etenduere's squadron into a cocked hat, and I've cruised with him since he was an old friend of my father's before he died, used to stop at our, house when he came to Boston, while he was on the West India station. In fact, I began my sea service with him. I never saw such a man. He's as swift as a frigate bird, and when he strikes he hits like a storm. He never lets go either, and such a fighter! He's well named Hawke, I think!" "Ay, but I very much doubt our run ning across him this morning," exclaimed Hatfield. "We should have seen a frigate, surely by this time if he were/ there. You see, this westerly gale has 'Been blowing for e days, or longer, and he'l findthredifficult it tomaybehis keep position withl 0PW EVENINGS. we thought it such a heavy fleet on a lee-shore. Be sides, the wind keeps the French tight in the harbor. He may have run -over to Plymouth, or Torbay, ready to dash out again when the wind shifts." "And perhaps give the French a chance to slip out. too. I'll wager a pound to a penny he's been praying they would try it all summer long." The frigate, on the quarter-deck of which the two men had been speaking, had been moving rapidly through the water and they were much nearer the coast now. Indeed, the blink of the land the dim blue haze upon the horizon which tells of voyages ended and havens near, and sometimes of wreck arid' disaster, when the storm gods are outcould be seen now from the deck, and the stern cliffs of Ushant were rising higher with every passing moment. Save for the land before and to the north of them the horizon was clear. There was not a single ship in sight. It was evident that Sir Edward and his blockading fleet had gone away. "Wfiat'U you do now?" asked Hatfield. "Well, we'll run in a little farther, I think." continued Grafton, "we can at least see if the French are still in port. Perhaps we can find out what they are about to do.. Then we'll bear up for Tor bay, try to overhaul the fleet, and deliver these despatches and the news." "And Mademoiselle de Rohan?" "As. to her, later, I am afraid." "You won't try for it now. then?" "I think not'.1 despatches first of all" "You haye not given up the idea, though?" "T never give up anything. Hatfield." answered Grafton resolutely, "and I'd as soon give up life as Anne de Rohan." i CHAPTER XXII. It was evening. The Maidstone was beating to and fro off the mouth of the harbor of Brest. The wind was still blow ing hard on shore and the French ships were securely bottled up. They could not beat out of the narrow channel. At least it would be a dangerous undertaking and the game would be scarcely worth the candle. Therefore the Maidstone, al though her approach had been/ noticed long since, had been permitted to come as close as she dared unhindered. The position of the English frigate was somewhat precarious also. On a lee-shore in a half-a-gale of wind, in unfrequented and most dangerous wraters, summate seamanship and unremitting vigilance could save her from disaster. It was there, not only in Grafton himself, but in his dashing young subordinate as well. The two. by carefully watching the ship, managed to keep their distance safely from the reefs under their lee. From the foretop-mast cross-trees by the aid of a good glass Grafton had dis covered unmistakable signs of preparation in the French fleet still wind-bound in the harbor. Many boats were passing be tween the ships and the shore, troops were being embarked, and provisions and supplies taken on board the huge iine-of battle ships and the frigates. It was quite evident that a movement of some sort was in contemplation and it was more than probable that as soon as the wind served, taking advantage of the absence of the blockaders, the French would put to sea. That was news of the highest import ance. If they could learn the destination of the fleet there would be nothing left to be desired except an opportunity of meet ing them an opportunity Hawke would make if he were given the vestige of a chance. "Hatfield." said Grafton, as he came down from the cross-trees for the last time, it being too dark to see farther. "I have changed my mind. I am going ashore to see if I can not find out some thing about the plans of the French fleet." "And you want me to go with you?" "No. that can not be. You must look after the ship. I will take the dinghy and one man, old Jabez Slocum. Now. mark me. My plan is to land at a little cove I' know of under the lee of the Chateau de Josselin, about which I told you, I shall effect an entrance to the castle im mediately, and see if there is anything to be learned there. If not, I will take Jabez and we will sail boldly into the harbor and find out what yve can." "Arid ycu will see Maderrioiselle de Ro- han?" ' "Perhaps. I hope so, though that is not my main purpose. At least I would go even if I knew she were not there. Now, if I am not back by eight bells, midnight, you will brace up and make the best of your way to Torbay and tell Sir Edward what we have learned." "Yes, but you will hardly have time to get there and back by midnight, Captain Grafton. Don't you think it would be bet ter to make it, say, eight bells in the mid watch,, or 4 o'clock in the morning? I'd hate mightily to run. away and leave you." "Very well," answered Grafton,'"that will give me more .time, and perhaps it? would be better not to leave without ex hausting, every possible opportunity of getting information as to the destination of the French fleet, for there is no doubt in my mind that they intend to move." "Nor in mine." "Very well, then, we'll make it eight bells in the midwatch." . "And if you are not back then I'm to make the best of my way to Torbay. or Plymouth, or wherever I. can-find Sir Ed ward, deliver the dispatches, .and tell what we- have.,seen?" "That's it - Now I need not tell you to watch the ship carefully on this hard lee-* Hawke, if I must deliver these The Boat In the Pass. THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. " GLASS BLOC K STORE only con- I am not here, drive her for all she has in her." "I will do both. Captain Grafton." "Of course, and if the wind should change and the French should send out a liner or a couple of frigates after you, you are on no account to wait for me or anybody. The information we have gained is of much more importance than a half dozen captured frigates. Remember that running, not fighting, is your role.' Don't hesitate on my account.' Don't be captured, and don't be wrecked." "Very good." answered Hatfield, "I shall carry out your instructions to the letter. But I wish I could go with you." "I wish so, too, but you can't. One of us must stay by the ship. Remember that, the fate of England is resting on your shoulders," continued the older man, gravely, "for 'tis perfectly well known 4f the French get away from Brest suc cessfully, and are not beaten elsewhere, they have a narmy all ready for a descent upon Ireland, or perhaps England herself." "I shall remember it," answered Hat field, solemnly. "That's well. Now heave to and have the dinghy dropped overboard. See that the mast is stepped and the sail is close reefed put a compass, a beaker of water, a couple of muskets, and a bag of bread in her stow away forward a coil of signal halliards and a stout rope with' a grapnel bent on the end of itabout thirty fath oms of each, I think arid sjghd old Jabez to me iri my cabin." ' "Ay, aye, kir7^j*epfited Hatfield, calling the hands to the braces as Grafton turned to the coihpanionway arid went below, whither he was followed shortly by the old sailor he had designated,* with whom he speht a few moments in busy prepara toln. Presently the ship was hove to and the dinghy dropped alongside. Graf ton and Slocum same on deck. Grafton wore his uniform and both men were fully armed with sword, or cutlass, and pistols. (To be continued to-morrow.) H. M. Barnet's famous Harriet Taffy, Popcorn and Root Beer sold at Powers. Pocket Knives Guaranteed Unconditionally At Gardner Hardware Co., 304-6 Hen. av. 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Their gentle action and good effect on the system really make them a perfect little pill. They please those who use ihem. Carter's Little Liver Pills' may Do it Now . Special to Ladles. '"'''- "'-' MARY IN A SWINDLE Conspiracy of Farmers of Plumas and a Grain Buyer to Defraud Elevator Owner. Credit Given for More Bushels Than DeliveredAll Cases Settled Out of Court. Special to The Journal, Winnipeg, Man., Dec. 18.A case of fraud which should be Interesting to ele vator men was settled out of court at Gladstone yesterday, after several ad journments. Edward O'Reilly of Winni peg owns an elevator at Plumas. It was in charge of J. A. Davis, who for some time past was suspected of certain irreg uiarltes. and the services of Detective Graves of this city were engaged in the matter. After three weeks' work Mr. Graves reported' some interesting discov eries, as a result of which there were sev eral arrests. From the reports of the detective it ap peared that a systematic system of fraud had been carried on during the past two years and that seventeen or eighteen farmers were implicated. The modus operandi was for the elevator man to give credit to the person who delivered' the grain for more than was actually deliv ered, and the extra amount paid for the grain was evenly divided between the two. Up to June it was found that there was a shortage of between 1,500 and 1,600 bushels in the elevator, instead of the usual surplus. How the grain in the ele vator stands at present could not be as certained. Detective Graves secured the elevator tickets from the grain merchant's office before leaving, to make his investi gation, and these he succeeded in .com paring with the thresher's tickets, which showed the actual amount of the crop. One farmer who had two elevator re ceipts for 320 and 100 bushels respectively could only show that he had threshed 151 bushels of grain. Another who had ele vator tickets for 1.000 bushels of wheat had only forty acres under cultivation and his yield was only about eighteen bushels to the acre. One of the most glaring of the cases discovered was where a farmer had been working on shares with the own er of the property. One thousand bushels had been threshed, and the farmer's share of this was 921 bushels, while the owner of the property got for his share 421 bush els. Detective Graves caused a good deal of consternation in the neighborhood, and strong efforts were made to settle the case out of court, and ultimately succeeded. TO FIGHT TRUSTS The House Appropriates $500,000 to Enforce Sherman Law. Washington, Dec. 18.In the house yesterday .after Mr. Bartlett (Ga.) offered his amendment for $250,000 to enforce the Sherman anti-trust law, Mr. Hepburn of Iowa offered as a substitute the lan guage of the bill he introduced on the opening day of the session to appropriate $600,000 for the enforcement of the "law. This was further strengthened to make the appropriation immediately available, and as amended the substitute was agreed to without division. The legis lative bill was passed practically as it came from the committee, except for the amendment. The language of the Hepburn amend ment as adopted is as follows: That for the enforcement of the provisions of the act of July 2, 1800, the sum of $500,000 is hereby appropriated but of any money In the treasury not heretofore appropriated to be ex pended under the direction of- the attorney gen eral In the employment of special counsel and agents of the department of justice to conduct proceedings, suits and prosecutions under said act in the courts of the United States provided that no person shall be prosecuted or be subjected to any penalty or forfeiture for or on account of any transaction, matter or thin , concerning which he may testify or produce evidence, docu mentary or otherwise, in any proceeding, suit or prosecution under said act provided further, that no person so testifying shall be exempt from prosecution or punishment for perjury committed in so testifying. This^ appropriation shall bo im mediately available. Double Dally Service. 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A Rumor That Knox Now Thinks a Trust Amendment to the Con stitution Necessary* Washington, Dec. 18.The question now before the repubicans of the senate is whether Attorney General Knox, having taken a position with respect to the trust problem in his Pittsburg speech, is ready to move forward with the procession and contribue all possible aid in the forma tion of anti-trust legislation. The committee on judiciary of the sen ate has addressed a formal written invita tion to the attorney general to appear be fore the committee and give his views on the question. He has not replied, and there are intimations whispered about the senate chamber that Mr. Knox is not anxious to appear. This tsatement is re ceived with unusual interest by the sena tors who are hoping for action on the trust question at this session, for they have desired to question Mr. Knox in view of the statements contained in his Pitts burg speech o the effect that the cbn situtional powers of the government have not been exhausted in the legislation .on the statute books known as the Sher man anti-trust law. That the senate com mittee on the judiciary and several lead ing republican senators are desirous of moving promptly in the matter of^legisla tion on this question is shown by their action in inviting Mr. Knox, and also in the fact that a number of measures on the subject have already been introduced. Senator Hoar, chairman of the commit tee, has given notice of his purpose to introduce a bill of his own on the sub ject. Attorney General Knox has said that he will prepare no bill. 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