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THE MORyriyIKEATyBDAY JAUAEY 30, 1897
?e BOS -AND- AT HALF AND LESS TODAY Let the Prices Talk! Boys' Ciiinelillla Reefers, double-brcast-cd, velvet collars anil storm collars all the boys' reefers that ranged in price from $3.50 to?f. Today $2.25 Boys' Storm Ulbters, sizes 5 to 115 years. "Were 4 to 57. Today. $2.25 Boys' Short rants Suits, every conceiv able style, in dark dressy effects, in hev iots, tweeds, diagonals,&a,ln Reefer Suits, Blouse Suits, &c "Were 53.00 to S7.50 Today $2.25 Uoys' "Winter Cape Overccats, dark t.nd fancy colors, sizes 4 to 15 years. Cape i-iu be left off in mild weather. Were 54 to $6.50. Today $2.25 Parker, Bridget & Co., Clothiers, 315 Tth St. Sports and Sporting "Will Betts, the ex-League umpire and fast season chief umpire of the Virginia State Leauue, has given up handling the Indicator for good. He has secured the appointment of machinist in ttie navy yard. George D. Phillips, the veteran fancy skater, again won the Taney ckating cham pionship of America Thursday evening in New York, defeating such clever men as Keane and the Canadian, Michaclon. Tills makes Phillips' thirtieth year at lanci nating. A poolroom war is at present leing waged in New Orleans. The Western Union Telegraph Company lias refused to furnish the local rooms with results, betting, jockeys, and other information. The pool men have carried the question to the civil courts. The location of the Ccrbett-Fitzsimtn ms fight in Nevada seems about an assured fact. The legislature of the silver State manufactured some chain-lightning laxv for the emergency, and all that remains is the auction hale, whcntiie fight will be knocked down to the city offering the higher bid Leslie Fearce, the gentlemanly Philadel phia boxer, who was recently seen here, lias declared his intention of retiring from the ring. He was bested by Tom McCuuc Wednesday evening, and lie concluded to quit the game, realizing that lie bad lost his old-time cunning. He was formerly one of the best middle weights of the Quaker Cily W A Binau, who has been coaching the local hockey team. Is the man who intro duced the game in Baltimore and made it so popular. He is considered about the best hockey player in the world. He says he ib very much pleated with the skaters in the Washington team, and is confident that with practice they will make a rcmaikable team. The refusal of the promoters of the Chicago six-day race to allow Albert Schock to compete, probably sounds the death knell of the old veteran's racing career. Those who saw Schock ride in the six-day race here were convinced that he had sen his best da vs. He has been a. pedestrian, long distance runner, and was the champion six-day rider for eight years. There is promise of some good sport in the line of hockey during the remaining winter months. A team has been organized recently and is composed principally of Canadian skaters residing in the city. This team willbecalled the Regents, and already the subject of playing the All-Washington team is being agitated, and doubtless sev eral games will be played. Besides this, the other teams from Baltimore will likely play in the near future. New Tlironjili Line to IudiaunpulN and Chicago. Commencing January 24, the Bailimore an J Ohio Railuiad will inaugurate a through line of Pullman Buffet Drawing-room bleeping cars between Baltimore, Washing ton. Indianapolis and Chicago, via Unrln nati, leaving Washington 11:45 a. m.t ar riving Indianaiwlis 7:00 a. rn., Chicago 12:00 noon. Ja2 1,23,2 5,27,30-fel ,3,5,8,11. IWEfl'S CLOTHING THE COWARD OF SALEM BX CHARLES B. I.KWIS (COPYRIGHT, 1897, PART I. Up the wide street dividing the old town of Salem in halve a street lined with trees which cast their shade when the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth walked & joung man of twenty-five. It was evening of a summer day, and children were at play m the streets, and their parents sat on the doorsteps, enjoying the breeze coming in from the sea. "That's Tom Holly that's the cow ard!" whispered the children to each other, as they shrank away from the IJcdestriau, whose bronzed face and pecu liar gait proved liim a sailor. "Tom Holly, the coward!" added men and women, as they looked up and then turned their heads away. The young man saw, if he did not bear, i and his teeth were hard set, and his breath came faster, and he reached the crest of the hill and opened the gate in front of a weallier-beatcn house. On the porch sat a girl of twenty sat there alone, with folded hands and anxious face, and eyes fastened on the gate. She heard the step afar off, and recognized It. Her bcart beat quicker, as the sailor opened the gate, but she did not move. He ad vanced to her feet, and stood there and looked down upon her, love lighting up his face, and yet a look of sternness mingled with it, but she looked him Tair In the eyes and had no welcome for him. "Well, Mollic, and so you believe the etory?" he finally asked. ' "How can I help It?" she queried, in reply. "And you regard me as a coward'."' "The whole crew declare that you Bhowcd the white feather in the face of danger, and it was even worse than that. Not a man will speak In your favor. Even the children flaunt your name. T can't love a coward, Tom; I'd sooner hang my self than marry a man who was scorned." "I told you how it was," he quietlv tald. "So you did; but the others say different. There's fifty against you." "Yes, they are all against me; but they STITES f OH THE-TWO MILE The local Champion Took the Sec oiid Event With Ease. Cassin, the Winner of the 3Jile, I-asted Only Two Laps Inter citing Event Today. A large crowd of enthusiasts was on hand last evening to" witness the becond night's championship contests at the Ice Palace. The race was thought to be be tween Joe Cassin, vlia n'O" the mile race the previous night, and Harry Stites, the local champion. However, the outcome proved otherwise, as Cassin dropped outon the second lap. "Several of the entries dropped out during the day, and when the hour for the race arrived only seven men were on hand to start. It was, there fore, determined to start the men in a bunch,. so as to dispense with heats. Con sidering the narrow track it was some what remarkable and hlghlj creditable that so little fouling was done. A few moments after 0 o'clock the men lined up for the start, and after a few words from the officials as to the dan ger of fouling on the narrow track, the starter's pistol sent them off. Stlte's at once set a clipping pace and soon drew away from the bunch. Cassin was pock eted and could not duplicate,, the sprint until Stites was fully a quarter of a lap in the lead. Then he got ahead of Le Mat, and made a strong effort to overhaul Stites, who was skating splendidly. But his lack of condition soon began to tell upon him, and at the end of the second lap he dropped out, to the gieat disappointment of those who had Jioped to see a close finish between the men. Stites kept up his splendid stride without a sign of weakening, and gradually drew ahead of the bunch, which was strung out behind. Morris was doing splendid work, and it was not until the first mile had been passed that Stites was able to lap him. However, Morris' chances for an easy second place were spoiled, when, Just as he was lapping Hawe? at the north turn he clearly, though peihaps unintention ally, fouled that skater, and was dis qualified by the referee. Le Mat and Hewes made a pretty fight for second place, but on the last lap the long-limbed youth of French descent began to forge ahead and secured the place. Stites, in the meantime, had thrice lapped the last man, and he went over the line the easiest sort of a winner in 5:49, which A Wonderful Medicine h 3Tor Bilious and Nervous dl3order3,such as wind and Pain in tho Stomach, Sick Headache, Giddi ness, Fullness and Swelling afie- meals. Dizzi ness and Drowsiness, Cold Chills, Flushings of Heat, Loss of Appetite, Shortness of Breath, Cos tlvencss, Blotches on tho Skin, Disturbed Sleep, Frightful Droai33, and all Nervous and Tremb ling Sensations, &c, whon these symptoms aro caused by constipation, as most of them aro. THE FiflST DOSE WILL GIVE flELlEF IN TWENTY MINUTES. This h? no fiction. Every onfferor is earnestly Invited to try ono Box of these Pills and they -will l)o acknowledged to bo k WONDERFUL MEDICINE. 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I was in hopes you'd believe me stand by me. Well, let it be as it is. Good-by, Mollle." "Good-by, Tom,'' she replied, as she looked away across the flower-beds. Hestoodfor a moment, hoplngshe would say something more show signs of re lentingask him to tell his side of the Btory again but she was silent. With slow step, and without a look behind, he 1 Can'U Love a Coward, Tom." walked down the path and out of the gate, and down the street toward the harbor. As ho went, looking straight ahead of him, his face growing white under the bronze, the children drew out of his path and sneered and mocked and whispered: "Yes, that's Tom Holly, and he's a coward! Coward! Coward!'' Seven days previously the whaling ship True Blue had returned to Salem after a three years' cruise. She had made a lucky voyage, brought back all her men in good health ,and all had, received a hearty welcome all but TornH oily. Scarcely had the ship been moored when gossip wasbusy with bis name. He bad gone out as sec ond mate of the True Blue, and up to the ?3?r;ii s.p P'piLLsr S5 Notice to Several months ago it was decided thai" the well-knotiitt firm of Loeb & Hirsh, Outfitters', '910-912 F Street would dissolve partnership on the jisl of December', 1896. Announcement was made in the -press that the entire stock of clothing ivould be disposed of at a, discount of 40 cents on the dollar and the stock of Furnishings at greatly reduced prices. The generally pi'evailing dullness of trade and the unseasonable weatherin December rende7'ed it impossible to close out the stock by the dale intended for the disso lution. This dale was then postponed and announcement made that the balance of the clothing stock would be sold at 50 cents on the dollar, in order to bring about a speedy clearance. It is now definitely announced that the dissolution of partnership will take place on February 15th. After that date the clothing business now conducted at ' 910 F Street, wider the firm name of Loeb & Hirsh, will be conducted solely by Mr. Meyer Loeb at the same address. The Gents Furnishings business at 912 F Street will be run, as Jieretofore, by the firm of Loeb & Hirsh with out change. The discount sale will be continued until further notice in o?'der to close out the balance of the winter stock. 2 A!l rarties owing accounts are requested to raako ! ?! - settlement ccforo February 13th. . vggi :s an exceedingly good figure for amateur competition. The official order in which the men finished is as follows: Stites, Le Mat, Williams, Hewes. Hawes, with Cassin out and Morris disqualified. While the race was not bo exciting as the one of the previous night, it was an exceed ingly pretty one to look at. This afternoon ut 3 o'clock there will be a race between the fast lads who skate at the rink. Some of these youngsters are extremely speedy considering their age and size, and the contests arc sure to be close as well as productive of much amuse ment. This event will he known as the "Brownie races." The amusing race between little Jack Mace, who is about four feet high and who impersonates a policeman, and big Lewis, who takes the character or a tramp, will take place at 8 o'clock this evening in stead of the afternoon, as was announced. At 9 o'clock the three-mile race and last event will take place. Stites leads so far, with one first and one third, nnd Cassin second, with one first. This order may be considerably changed by tonight's results, and there is consequently a great deal of interest centered. Through a misunderstanding it was stated that Morris and Stites were tied for second place In the mile race Thursday evening. Instead of this, Morris was given the place, which lie clearly deserved. A PIGEON SHOOTING MATCH. Misses Were Frequent Owing to a Strong Wind. Larchmont, N. Y., Jan. 29. What prom ises to be one of the most interesting pigeon shooting competitions ever held in this country was begun this morning on the grounds of the Larchmont Yacht Club. The contest was for the amateur live bird championship of the United States and a $250 silver loving cup, emblematic or the title. In addition something like $1,300 in cash will be divided between the first four men. There were fourteen entries in all, including George Work, Edgar Gibbs Murphy, G. S . McAlpin, Charles MacAlcster, L. T. Davenport, W. A. H. Stafford, T. S. Stokes, Fred Iloey, Dr. William Wynn, Fred G. Moore, II. Sanford, Robert 8. Welsh, Chris Meyer and Albert Marshall. This was the third competition for the championship, which was inaugurated in 1895. In that year J. K. Palmer won with the high total of 95 out of a possible 100 birds. Edgar Gibbs Murphy won the cup last year. The conditions this year were last four months or the voyage his record was one to be proud or. Ills boat's crew had fastened to more whales than nny other, and now and then the captain had cautioned him aboutbelng too rash. One day all the boats were loweied for a soli tary whale. He was a big one and a fight er. He smashed two boats, and Tom Holly picked up the crews and took them to the ship. The whale headed for the ship and Tom Holly cut in and harpooned him and sheared him orf. For the next halt" hour the whale dragged two boats after him. Then he turned, and with his groat lower jaw swinging from side to 6ido and his flukes lashing the water to foam, he rushed upon the captain's boat. The sweep of his jaw caught her and sent her high in air and flung her crew into the sea, and it was then they called Tom Holly a cow ard. His crew wanted to dash In to the rescue of the men, but he ordered his boat off. They said he was pale-faced and trembling, and confused In his orders, and that the whale had but to lift his flukes to bringaboutatragedy. Itmadenodifference that he finally put the boat alongside and drove the lance Into his life, and that ev ery man from the shattered boat was saved. He had lost his nerve at a critical moment. He had shown cowardice in not dashing in. Neither the whale ships out of Salem, nor the residents of the town had any use for a coward. Mollle Williams, daughter of Capt. Williams, of the "Golden Horn," had promised to marry Tom Holly when the True Blue had returned from this voyage. She heard the gosslpi made a dozen dif ferent men repeat the story, and then she had told the sailor that all was over be tween them. A Salem girl must marry a Salem sailor, and who could remember when a Salem sailor had been called a coward? There was just one person in all that town who took Tom Holly's part, and singularly enough that was Mollie's own father. He had always liked the young man, and would have been proud of him as a son-in-law. He might have been excited and confused under the cir cumstances, but when he left the men of the shattered boat to shift for them selves he exhibited good judgment. They could support themselves in the water for a time, and had he dashed in and his own boat shattered, with the ship five miles away, there must have been ja. loss of life. It was the thing to do to draw the whale off and then attack him. Capt. Williams reasoned it out with Mollie, or tried to, but he was alone in his opinion. A hun dred men had said that Tom Holly showed the-whlte feather; the women and children of Salem said that he was a- coward. Of what use lor ono single person to speak t the Public. m as follows: One hundred birds per man; $100 entrance fee; thirty yards rise and twnty-one yards boundary; the winner to receive a $200 cup and -10 per cent or the the entrace money; -second, 25 per cent; third, 15 per cent, and fourth, 10 per cent of the stakes, the club reserving 10 per cent or tue Makes for itself. The-contest will last two days. Owing to the northwesterly wind misses were frequent nnd atthc endof the twelfth round Work and McAlplu were the only ones with clean scores. THE RAEDY-l'KCKHAM FIGHT. Hoth Men Are Training Fulthfully. T'ecltlium the Hetliijg Favorite. As the date Tor the Jtacdy-Peckham fight draws near the interest among the local sporting men jjroy.'s apace. "While all the bets, so far as known, have been plnced at even money, Peckham seems to be the favorite with the talent, and more money is offered on-him than has been covered. nite called upon The, Times last even .5ng, ,and his ruddy, color-.and... clear eye,, bfcowed him to he iir-thc pfhlcorcondition.- At present be tips the scales at 154, but Fays he will weigh' two pounds less when lie weighs in. He is being as.sit.ted In his training by Jack Murphy, or Win chester, Va., Who will be a principal in the preliminary with Dan Lewis,, of New York. This bout ought to furnish good sport, as Tllte say.s Murphy is very clover nnd it is understood that Lewis is also fast. The bout will take place at the Suburban Roadhouse, under the auspices of the Eureka Athletic Club on the evening of February 11. A Popular Pnhbenger Sorviee. The through passenger service of the Baltimore and Ohio, Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern nnd Illinois Central from the East and Northeast to Memphis and New Orleans is proving quite popular. On, Janu ary 2lth the train will leave Cincinnati at 3p. in., thusmaklngconnectioninthatclty with the fast west-Lound express of the Erie Railroad. A generous drink of Berkeley Pure Rye Whisky occasionally will, perhaps, save you a doctor's bill. This trying weather a bottle of "Berkeley" Is a very prudent thing to have at homo. A trial bottle can be bought at Jns. Tharp's, 812 F street northwest. 4Tbe Men Are at in his favor? And so the mate left Salem, and the talk began to die out, and the Golden Horn was chartered fora voyage to the West Indies. The captain's daugh ter was to' go, and a fortnight later, when the bark was ready to cast off her fasten ings and proceed to bea, she bade fare well to Salem, and grieved In her heart that she might never.ce iTom Holly again. At first she was certain that the men had told the truth." 'Then "she" hall 'wohderecT if. they were, not mistaken. Tben .she' hoped that they were, and had finally almosWorgiveirTOm, andeariiestly'Wished' that, shehad. beep, more lenenand .merci- m , jr THE HOUSE WAS OBSTINATE It Rejected the Conference Report oh the A. and P. Bill. The Debate Gave Rite to an Acri monious Encounter of Messrs. Powers and Barrett. "War between the States or Massachusetts and Vermont raged for a brief period on the floor of the House yesterday, over allegations of railroad wrecking in those commonwealths. The combatants were Messrs. Powers of Vermont and Bar rett, of Massachusetts nnd the occasion of strife was the consideration of the re port of the conferees upon the bill pro viding for the incorporation of the pur chasers of the Atlantic and Pacific Rail road. The provisions or the bill were antagon ized by Mr. Barrett, who charged that they concealed a gigantic bcheme of stock Jobbery. Mr. Powers denied that there was anything of the sort in the bill, and added that If there had been any wrecking or the road, as suggested by the gentle man from Massachusetts, it had been done by people in and around Boston. In this connection he saicastically referred to Mr. Barrett's Congressional experience, which he compared to that of a rose which withered and wasted its sweetness on the desert air. In reply, Mr. Barrett gave the House the history of the receivership of the Central Vermont Railroad, conducted by the superintendent of that State, and extending over a period of thirty years, which he said was the most fraudulent case of railroad wrecking the country had ever seen. The report of the conferees was rejected 71 to 143-andthc conferees were Instructed to Insist upon the retention in the bill of the ITou&e amendments, the priucipal one of which forbade the issue of stock except for par value received. The bill making appropriations for the Military Academy was sent to conference on the Senate amendments thereto, the House courcrees being Messrs. Curtis, Grirrin, and Tyler. The House rerused to take up bills on the private calendar, but for nearly an hour continued in committee of the whole and considered the agricultural bill, without completing It. In the course of Its discus sion Mr. Hardy, Republican, Indiana, be gan a speecli In favor of the acquisition of Cuba, and being refused permission to con clude, the five-minute rule being in opera tion, gave notice that no bill should pass the House by unanimous consent for the remainder of the season. At 5 o'clock the House took a recess until 8 p, in., the evening session to be for the consideration of private pension bills. LIKE HYPNOTISM. Habits That Appear Almost Hyp notic. The tenacity with which tome habits stick to people, or pi oph Mies t the L'ali its, is very remarkable, particulars tin- to bacco and corrce habit. People act almost as if they were in re ality under a hpnot!c spell. They promise themselves and friendstime and again that they will leave oil, when they find health forsaking them, but they make one excuse or another and keep on the dreary waj as if guided by an unseen spirit of evil. Physicians realize the UM'les-ness of treating a patient for any of the multitude qT iervous diseases so long as the poi&on o.is alkaloids of tobacco and cuifee are bi insr taken Into the system, even in minute doses. It is a simple matter to break the coffee spell ir the lood-drlnk, Posturii, the health coffee made by the Postum Cereal Co., lini., of Battle Creek, Mich., is used in its place. This is a fnc-slmile of fine Mo?ha coffee in looks when brewed, and changes to the rick golden brown or old Java when cream is added. Being made wl oily of grains intended bj the Creator for man's subsistence, it makes red blood quickly and Is fattening and l ourishing. The muddy complexion disappears and in its place comes the clear skin of health with rich blood coursing back of it. Many people are sick and do not krow that it is the insldiotit poison of coffee that pros trates stomach and liver and causes it. They laugh at first, but a trial of a week wiU out c'offf o and using thejlood-drink, Postum, makes one wake up to a great big live fact. Thechildrencan sip froin-papa'sor mam ma's coffee cup, if it happens to contain Postum and their little bodies will grow round and fatunderthenourishmentof the pure grains, but it is a heartless proceed ing to feed the tender bodies on coffee, as every one knows the pun, sickly looks of coffee-drinking children. Letpiople adopt healthful food and drink and "throw physic to the dogs." "Just as good" as Fostuin Cereal are words used to defraud the public. Sold by W. II. Zeh, H. P. Beattic and Ray & Craig. the Guns and Waiting." ful. After the one conversation with her, Capt. Williams had no more to say on 'the subject, but he had a surprise in store for her and the crew of the Golden Horn, and for those who stood on the wharf and saw the bark sail away. A quarter of an hour before she cast off Tom Holly came aboard to act as chief mate. "Why, father, what does this mean?" asked Mollie, as she caught sight or her 1 wllilora lover. 'ilt means that he Is to go with me as my mate,'1 replied the father, "and that 'means, again, that I do not believe the Stories told against him." AMUSEMENTS". NEW NATIONAL THEATER. TONIGHT AND MAT. TODAY. W. H. CRANE in the Emphatic Success, A FOOL OF FORTUNE. "An honest play well played." NEXT WEEK Primrose & West's Min strels. LAFAYETTE. TONIGHT Matinee Today. MR. B. S. WILLARD Last Two Performances of "The Professor's Love Story." By J. M. Barrie. Next 'V,nlc JOHN DHEW. CADE.MY I'rices 2.1,50. 75c anil 81.00. . Wed. and bat. .Mats. 5 and 50c re&'d. Kate Claxton THE TWO ORPHANS 31 at. 25a Today 50c Next Attraction: THE NANCY nANKS. WILLARD HALL Today at 2:30, 4:30andS:15 p.m. THE AMERICAN BIOGRAPH MARVELOUS MOTION PICTURES. Admission, 50c. Children, 25c No re served 6cats. CONTESTING HER "WILL. Morrison Claims His Recreant Wife Was Insane. A caveat was yesterday Hied to the will of the late Lucy Norris, otherwise known as Lucy Morrison. The testatrix died sev eral months ago, leaving a will dated Octo ber 27, 1S9G. Her entire estate, consist ing of about $600 in personal property, was left to Charles F. Morrison, who filed the will for probate and obtaiued letters of administration. Nehemiah Norris, who claims to be the husband of the deceased, yesterday placed on record in the office of register of wills a caveat in which he charges that the al leged will was procured by the undue in fluence of Morrison, with whom he charges Mrs. Norris was living. He also asserts that she was of unsound mind and that the alleged witnesses did not sign the paper at liu: direction. The witnesses are Mrs Ella Reeder, of No. 1119 Sixteenth street; Miss Bessie Danvers, or No. 112G Sixteenth street, and Alberts. Lawson, of No. .216 Indiana avenue. Mr. Norris lives at No. 1616 M street northwest. DEATH OFMKS. AMELIA B.TOST. Slio TVus Well Known In Washington Political Circles. News of the death of Mrs Amelia B. Tost, wire or ex-Congressman M E. Post, has just reached this city from Cheyenne, Wyo. While Mrs. Post has been ill for a long time, the announcement of her death was a shock to l.cr friends in this city She was well known asa stanch advocate of the elective franchise beingextended to women. It was mainly through her efforts that the first legislature of Wyoming Territory passed the law in 1869 granting the privi lege to women. Mrs. Post was a member of the State ceutral Republican committee for many years. Duriug her husband's Congres sional term she often spoke from the plat form on subjects of Interest to women. She was a friend and admirer ofMrs Stan ton and other noted leaders in the woman's suffrage movement. The Personnel of the Navy. The naval personnel bill as agreed to by the House subcommittee and reported to the full committee, contains what are re garded as the most deniable features of the several bills considered. The amended bill was made the special order for a meeting to be held on Wednesday next. To Benefit the Merchant Marine. Senator Perkins has gone to N'ew York to attend a meeting of the committee ap pointed by representatives of the Ameri can shipping interests to agree upon legis lation to be recommended to Congress to benefit the merchant marine of the United States. "But how how can I meet him?" "You must settle that for yourself." Until he caught sight of her aboard, Tom Holly did not know that Mollie Williams was to accompany her father. It made the position embarrassing for both. He De ling chief orricer, they must sit at the amc table and be within touch orcach oth er every hour of the day. She wanted to believe in him to rorgivc and be Torgiven, but her pride stood in the way. He solved the prob lem as to how they should mcctcach other He bowed to her in a distant way, and went about his duties, and when they were brought together at table, he was polite, but formal. She was compelled to take her cue from this, and trcathim In thesame fashion, andthusitcame aboutthata-stranger would never have suspected that they had loved and been betrothed. All went well with the "Golden norn," as she ran to the South. There were peo ple at Salem who had ridiculed her owners for shipping a strong crew, and fitting her out with an armament strong enough for a privateer, but two or three ships trading to the Indies had mysteriously disappeared, and there were reports that strange crarts were dodging about among the islands. One night, when the boat was nearing Mono Passage, on her way into the Caribbean Sea, she was overtaken by a thunderstorm, which resulted In a strange accident. A bolt or lightninjr struck and splintered a yard, and one of the flying splinters struck the captain across the nose nnd blinded him. No one could tell whether his eyesight was permanently injured or'not, but he had to give command or the .ship tothe mate, and keep to hlscabinandgropein thedarkness. Then he congratulated himself that he had given a berth to Tom Holly. The mate was not only a thorough seaman, but a carerul navigator, and the "Golden Horn" was perfectly safe in his hands. She crept through the passage under a dying breeze, and was hardly clear of Cat Island when .it fell a flat calm. This was at 10 o'clock in the morning, nd the only sail in sight was a brig lying about six miles away. Even to the naked eye this crart, with her black hull and great spread of sail, liad 41 suspicious look. When the mate wont aloft to have a better look with the glass, he made out that the stranger mounted guns and had too large a crew for art honest trader. The appearance of the brig xvas freely commented upon by the crew, most of whom doubted her honesty, but Tom Holly alone was worried and anxious. It was 2 o'clock m the after noon, however, before he made up his mind to inform Capt. Williams of his fears. JIu woyld not have done, so then, but the calm stfll continued, and the brig had AMUSEMENTS. Ice Palace, CONVENTION HALL. REAL ICE SKATING ETory Afternoon at 3. Every Evening, ex cept IITunilny nnd Tuejulny. at 7:30. No Ses3lons Monday and Tuesday Eening& Commencing tomorrow and continuing lot balanco of season There will be i o additional charge Tor ico Privilege at afternoon sessions. Admission, including all privileges. 22c. Thumlav. Friday and Saturdav Evenings, ONE, TWO AND THREE MILE RACES, Championship of District of Columbia and Maryland. 9 o'clock each evening. Open for all amateurs. Admission, 2.1c. Special Jiorning Classes, 10: 0 to 12:W every lnotninc. COLUMBIA TJIKATER- ALL WEEK MATINEE SATURDAY. 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Regular hcai ret liners avd cold repellers. The very beat or it wouldn't be here ith more of winter ahead than behind hadn't j ou better stock up ? At a save of It per cent? ell t I JOSEPH AUERBACH 3 'All Furnishings, but shoes," (523 Pcntia. Avenue. 2 TRY OUR ROCK & RYE. Ju vinecoYx 1847 14th st. nw. two boats full of armed men, which, were pulling for the bark. "A pirate, you think, eh?" replied the captain. "Well, I shouldn't wonder- What will you do, Tom?" "Beat blm off, sir!" was the quiet reply. "I'll soon have the men at the guns and ready for those boats. Have jou any or ders to give?" "None. I am blind and helpless, and I leave it all to you You know what will happen if we are captured. We'd better go down fighting than to have our throats cut And, Tom, if worst comes to worst, and there Is no hope, I want you to--to " He lifted his hands to his bandaged eyes and grained and rocked to and fro. The mate glanced at Mollie over her father's bowed head, and she turned pale as her eyes met his for an instant. She wanted to question him to give him an encouraging word to say thatshe had faith in his cour age, but the words would not come. She had once taunted him with cowardice believed with all Salem that he was an object of contempt. He bowed to hrr and went on deck, and the next moment his deep-throated voice was heard calling upon the men to cast loose the guns and make ready for a fight. "Yes, it's a pirate craft," mused the captain, as he listened to the sounds on deck. "She has a long, low, black hull, and is brig rigged. That's the 'Ven geance,' and her commander is a blood thirsty devil. She carries eighty men to our twenty-eight, and ten guns to our six. "She's been chased by men-of-war for two years past, but lias dodged them all. So she is to attack us by boat! Mollie, run on deck and tell me how things are." "The boat3 arc yet two miles away," said the girl, when she returned after aa absence of five minutes, "nnd the sea ia as calm as a mill-pond." "And Tom Holly and the crew?" "The men are at the gnns and waiting, and Tom the mate is walking about- among the men, and telling them to be cool and to aim carefully.." "That's right that's right. I am blind and you must see for nic. Take a seat at the head of the companlonway, and I. will ait below you. You must watcli the battle, and tell me how it goes. Are you up,, there?" "Yes, lather." "Where are the boats?" "Pulling straight for us." a "And our uieu?" - "Waiting." "And in mate the coward of Salera?" The girl sobbed In her throat and could ,not answer. To be concluded.)- Z" !