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LJnparalleld Opportunity to Buy Jewelry.
I AlVf THE OINL-Y JEWELLER IN TOWN Whose safe has been burglarized. Call and see how it was clone. -.-_ ^ ? ,- ? ? The burglary caused the Bankruptcy of Mr. Arritt. I am telling WHAT THE BURGLARS LEFT!! While the Conditions which give you this opportunity are abnormal, there is nothing unfair about them?no Ii nfair competition. Fortuitiou?* circumstances have thrown Mr. Arritt in Bankruptcy, and the Bankruptcy Court finds it to be its duty to admin? ister and wind up the estate. Arritt's misfortune is your opportunity. A STOCK OK JEWELRY, AND IT 18 NU EX AC CE KATION TO STATE THAT NO PICK SON IN THE ,115 WE LR Y BUSINESS IN THIS CITY HAS EVER DISPLAYED SUCH TASTE IN SELECTION AS WAS USED IN Til K PURCHASE OK ARRITT'S STOi?K ? KRESI1, NKW, PKAUT1KUL ARTICLES?NOTH? ING SHOPWORN?M I'ST ME SACRIFICED?ALL AT THE LOWEST PRICES WHICH KV Kit RULED IN THIS CITY.. Cash sales amounting to nearly $1,500.00 in six days proves what the public think of this sale. ^ . ; , vi ..... v ... . ?4* H^M?f ^4-W4**t* ; ? ? v^; . y ............. ^ .. i .. i . <. . ; s . tJ ^ . ; . . ; .- * . . , . ... <*> I Jewelry Boxes, Ringa, Brooches, Watches, Fobs, Lockets, Beauty Pin?, Clocks, f ?yg|| Chinaware, Shaving Sets, Combs, Gold and Silverware, Cut Glass, I I Hat Pins, Belt Buckles. Etc., Etc and Pottery I Dainty OOLDEN HEARTS AT HALF RRICE I will Undersell, wherever I have the goods, all articles featured by others at cost?at no matter what price?bring their advertisements and be convinced; I am bound to close out, and yonr trade must come to me until I do so. It would be almost suicide for any merchant, intending to remain in busioess, to attempt; tocompete with me. WHILE I HAVE THE FLOOR?ONLY A SHORT TIME REMAINS, at the rate I am selling, for you to choose. AT COST FOR CASH. . J. J. PALMER, is in Charge. At ARRITT'S OLD STAND, 2907 Washington Avenue WILLIAM C. STUART, Attorney=at-Law. RECEIVER UNITED STATES COURT - Story of Of the vnst crowds who will at? tend the Jamestown Exposition this year there will be thousands who will go to Cape Henry and stand upon the lofty sand dune and ga/.e seaward, watching the shipping come nnd go. On clear summer days, when the sky is bright azure, the sun a hall of golden fire and the illimitable j sea reflects in its limpid depths Wie i beauties of the heavens, with here I and there a glistening white cap on its surface, there will be seen in the offing two little steamers swimming idly to and fro and rising and falling in gentle cadence in the sweet and even scend of the never-1 ?quiet, waters. Day after day the watchers from i the hilltop will discern these craft j and naturally someone will ask the question "What are those boats?" and over and upon the will see | whisps ? of smoke and gleams of j canvas rise out the horizon, develop i into steamers and bailing vessels that come grandly and majestically up to the cape and one of the two little steamers awaken Into life and move rapidly toward the approaching vessel. A small boat is lowered,, three men jump into it, and away it goes pitching and tossing, across the hills of water up to the new arrival. As the little boats goes alongside one of the men Is seen to jump and, like a fly, crawl quickly up the towering side, while the little boat hacks off and returns. Even beforo It Is again to its davits the larger vessel has gotten under way. and in a short while she harr faded into the Chesapeake Bay going toward the mans. But while ships come and go in nnd endless procession,.. the two little steamers remain, drifting hith? er and thither, apparently aimlessly and without reason, nnd again the question "What boats are they?" To those who, by their very ques? tion, do not know the answer is that they are the pilot boats. Pilots! What a word of romance that word conjures to the imagina? tive mind. Who has not read James Feunlmore Cooper's famous sea yarn, "The Pilot," and felt their blood Pilots' D J tingle as t?ey road the story < I how was accomplished the seem 1 Ingly Impossible? j And yet the men who today are | the pilots of our coast are Just ! such sturdy, stalwart men, hut ! were one to say romance to them I they would laugh, even as it ts j the custom of the seafaring man to I forget Ihe dangers and toil of his profession t;!ie moment the harbor Is I reached and the mudhook finds the bottom of the Bay. To meet the pilots as men to man is a pleasure. Their trade is a calling that few pursue, not because of its hardships, but because of circumstances of which I will tell later, and they are. In every sense of the word, a chosen few who exist that the commerce of our great country might bo all the more aid? ed. As in most, lines of business, that of piloting has undergone a ?hange during the past half century, and now It has been placed on a plane where it is a busines sproposition, j but at the same (ime It represents j a tremendous advance in the com- '? m union interests. From the beginning of Ihe use of, vessels as a means of transportation ? there ihave been pilots. Thus their calling Is an old and honorable one. The monarchs of the Mediterran? ean heaped high honors upon the pilot. Ho wore t2ie richest em? blems of office and in his particular sphere he was the monarch of all he surveyed. And well he might be, for, even in those days, there was ever present r.he dominating thought or what use is a vessel if? there be no one to direct her in | and out of the tortuour, channels, j keep her from the threatening shoals and rocks and bring her safolyj home laden with precious merchan-i rib e. It was the Instinct of coin- \ morclallsm developed abnormally even for those times and was it not fitting that the guiding spirit of the great fleets he signally hon? ored? As the first pilots pilots were do-! man, the word is naturally derived I from that source, and, of course, j its moaning is obvious, but as ship- j ping developed and towns and olt-; arttig mo ies sprung up on the rivers and bays contiguous to the ocean, there came a class of pilots wtho acted in that capacity only in their local waters and gradually this system expanded until to.lay there is is scarcely a port of any consequence on the face of the globe where, upon the display of the signal, a pilot may not be found. The early adventures along our coast did not have the advantage of local pilots and they carefully felt their way along the shore and Into various great bays. Some of the vessels left their Ijoiios upon , the rocks, and these rude beacons marked the path of those who fol? lowed, i >X - In the 'early days of American his? tory pilots were scarce, and many a vessel was compelled to lay for, days outside the bar awaiting the coming of the pilot boat, and the pilot was, indeed, a welcome guest, ' for he not only assured the skipper of a speedy termination of his voy? age, but he brought the current news of the .day. This Is even more true today than It was then, for the pilot of those days could only tell of the hap? penings on his own shore as per? haps, the vessel itself was the bearer of the latet tidings from tho other side of the Atlantic. To? day, with the cables singing their song and shouting to the newspapers the events of the world, the skipper, be he without tho wlrloss telegra-, phy, is frequently astounded to learn that history-making events have oc? curred since he last left port, and the few newspapers brought by the , pilot are, Indeed, welcomed. When the shipping interests of the country wore small there was much difficulty in securing pilots but as tho number of ships increas? ed many young men entered the business not only because of a love for It, but because It was profitable. The seaboard states soon enacted laws whereby anyone Who could pass the examination could become a pilot, and it was not long before there were a number. Being a pilot was one thing and having a vessel In which they could remain at sea In weather of all 4 ^>*-< kinds was another, and the men handed for mutual protection and benefit. A half dozen or more would build a fleet little schooner I nnd sail about off the harbor await? ing Incoming vessels. It was not ions bofore another set of pilots would show up with their schooner, and thus began the days of competitive piloting which -.vlll always lie remembered and of which so much has been written. As the number of boats on any one .station Increased the lit He vessels would he sent seaward In their quest, and It was not uncommon for a pilot boat to cruise off shore for days, and even weeks, without, sighting a sail, and put back into port, with water and provisions exhausted. "While each boat was cruising In? dependently it sometimes occurred that lookouts on two or more would sight a Knit or smudge of smoke at the same time nnd then would en? sue a race such as would be deemed Incredldjble at the present time. It mattered not to the men "on the opposing boats whether the. wind was blowing half a gale or seas, running mountains high, tho first man to reach the deck of the com Ing vessel would get the pilotage,. und that was tho all-Important thought to them. Wtvtching each I other like hawks, the boats would , head for their quarry, and every bit of canvas that could be carried was set and away they went, each boat staggering through tho sheap Ing seas, burying her rails beneath '< solid green water and taking the1 crests of the waves in cataracts | across her decks. In such races JV*. was not uncommon to blow away sails, lo?e masts and even members of tho crow and yet it was these races thrit led to tho development of fast boats and the pilot schooners held tber'eputatlon of being the swift? est crnft of their kind afloat. It is stated on good authority that the pilot boat Henry Clay, own? ed by the Maryland pilots, war. used as a model for the lines of the famous schooner yacht America, that won the Queen.'S cup. ?In calm weather, when the fleet of pilot boats could not be sailed toward the incoming vessel, the ?, \ \ ...... i ; . v; ... ; : ; ; . ; ; ?.,?<$. . . ...... ... . ... i ....... I adventurous men jumped into their ! skiffs und rowed sometimes id mllee, j racing nod contesting every inch, i nnil not until (he fortunate pilot was climbing up the aides of Iiis i prl/.o did the others withdraw. At night and in thick weathor the pilots played all sorts of tricks on each other. Aar each schoonor was supposed to carry a white light I at her masthead and set off a Hare every few minutes It became the j custom to curry the white light In i a barrel, and thus, without any lights, the vessel would cruise on their station. Now and then a pilot bnat would put off from the Capes, her crew merry and her pennant Hying proud? ly in the breeze. . She would be sein off the stutlon during the early part of the evening, but there would he no sign of her t'.e following morning. The duysl and weeks would go by and there would he no tidings, and finally she would be added to the lists of missing ships pnd the long line of mysteries with which the old ocean abounds. One of the most remarkable wrecks of a pilot schooner was the loss of the Auteloupe. with all but one of her crew. The schooner was crdulsing off Cape Henry and was caught in n northeast hurri? cane. One by one she lost her sails and soon drifted so far to the south that she could not make her way in Chesapeake Hay for shelter. She was put under short sail and her hatches firmly ba'toned down; hut the mountainous . seni; Bwept her decks, and man I after man of 'her crew was , swept. overboard and drowned until but one was left, and the vessel, helpless, was driven toward the beach. A moment before the helpless boat '? struck the breakers the lone pilot, sought refuge below, closing the hatch after him, and in the dark ness waited his fate; Thrown by | teh terrific force of the wavos, the schooner hit the outer bar. Her masts broke off like pipe atoms, ana i the hull rolled over ns It hutied toward the beach. ?Who can imagine the feollngn of | the prisoner or what he suffered I ? ? ?'?$??> ?l> s t-i-i-i-i*^** '?' IS CcipCS I >?^t-t-?'?-?'???-?-??-???? I '' ; i f-t-W- ?'v I mentally or physically) tossed About t ns a spoil in n bottle and convinced that every moment would bo his last! Injpellod by the strength of euch hiiccuhhIvu surge, the little schooner i was llually oust, botlhom tip, to , the water's* edge, whore rfiio lay, '? sillied lor ever. The man wllhln, i as be felt i be lust lunge Of bis prison, took renewed hope and. although exhausted and bruised and i bleeding Bel about . the> task of freu ' In? hini'ti?lf. Willi nn ax procured from Ihe galley ho chopped hi? -way through Die side of the bull; but lie found that the sand bud plied against me vessel to such a height , tha the was compelled to tunnel more than 20 feet, but he finally escaped to tell his marvelous Story. Under these circumstances i t the people on shore began to look upon the nailing as a daredevil trade, and yet there were always plenty of young men willing to Join the ranks of the men who were not afraid. Now and then a schooner would run up the coast a bit and wait for a steanior that was shortly expeclea Another boat, would come up dur? ing the night, see her rival, donso her lights' and quietly sneak by in the darkness and pick up the steam? er, possibly several hundred miles fun her up the coast. So keen was the competition thilt pilots often waived a portion of their fee for the privlloge of boarding a vessel far from land, and when the steamer would (draw up to t. e other pilot boat and notify her that she already had a pilot there would bo a bit of swearing, and fhen that boat would go just a lit? tle fn i t Ik7? out When the Civil War broke' out the pilots of Virginia and the South offered their services to the Con? federacy, for, as shipping was pa ly/.ed, there was but little use in their remaining off the coasts. The Confederate government was Only to glad to avail itself of such men. and William Parrieh. William Clark. George Wright and Hezeklnh Wit j:ams wero the master bands that guided the famous Inronclad Merrl mac, known to Confederates as the