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By W. CLARK RUSSELL. Copyright, lVfl, by P. F. Colliar. CHAPTER XI. Continued. Then my lord withdrew to his little dungeon of a cabin, and the two cap tains went on deck to pace a while and smoke after their morning repast. Di)adful as was the state of Lord Fitzglbbon It was not to last much longer, for In the morning watch a call right ahead was reported by the man on the lookout. Grlndal knew bis duty. The captain was not yet turned out. The boatswain stepped below and knocked Pope's cabin door. "Hallo!" roared Pope. "A sail right ahead, sir," answered Grlndal. "Trim sail," cried Pope, "and keep your friend right under your flying jibboom-end." "Ay, ay, sir." The boatswain returned on deck, and In a very few minutes Captain Pope stood by his side with his brill iant telescope at his eye. "She shall take my lord," said Pope, aloud, but to himself. "Grlndal, we want to make nothing off our course; get studdingsall-booms rigged out and the sails set, and load Long Tom with a blank cartridge; he must be brought to a stand." A little while after the gun wa3 flred the stranger swung her fore topsail with a reel of her whole shape that made you think of a man stag gering to a blow on the shoulder. The Earl strode up to Pope and said: "Do you intend to speak that ves sel, sir?" "I hope, my lord, to transfer you to her," answered Pope, lifting his hat and making a low bow. "But, Captain Pope, she Is sallinj Into the Atlantic." "She shall tell us her destination," exclaimed Pope with an engaging smile. And while he spoke the Gypsy floated abreast of the little brlgan tlne, whose name, writ large upon her stern, was the Catesby of Sunder land. A tall man stood near the taffrail, Pope bawled in answer to the hall. and a very little seaman In a yellow sou'west cap, clung and wriggled like a monkey at the end of the long til ler. A few sailors looked on from the forecastle "Brig ahoy!" sings out the tall man. "What brig are you, and why did you fire at me?" "To bring you to," answers Pope. "WTe are the brig Gypsy, of and from London, and I' going to put a gentle man aboard ye." "Stop," shouts the tall man. "We don't want no gentlemen aboard us. There's no accommodation for pas- sengers "ere." And he slng3 out to his me, "Lee forebrace," and Immediately after, "I wish you a good voyage, gentlemen." "Hold!" roared Pope, In a voice that arrested the motions of the brlgan- tine's seaman, as though they had been paralyzed, "If you touch a brace, or attempt to proceed before I have put a gentleman on board of you, by" and here he swore most horribly "I will go on firing Into you until I sink you." "Captain Pope," exclaimed the Earl, "you are aggravating my misfortunes by sending me to New York. I have made my personal safety of great value to you; why will not you hand me over to a ship that is homeward bound?" "The brigantine will do that for yon, my lord," answered Pope. "We place the most perfect confidence In Earl Fitzglbbons' honor." So saying he motioned, not without courtesy, but with very intelligible significance, to the gangway, under which the brig's boat lay rippling and bobbing with four men In her, while Crystay waited at the head of the short ladder. Pope preceded the Earl and Crystal descended Into the boat. "I wish your lordship farewell," said Pope. "A happy voyage and a safe return." He ioke without a smile. No boy ruld have seemed more In earn est 7ne Earl coldly bowed his head and with much caution and serious grasp'ng of the man-ropes, put his legs ver the side, and without disas ter, though the sireH sank and rte the little craft gamed the stern heets. Crystal tht-n put oft ii -a a lalaute or two the Earl was on board , Captains Copyriht 1997, by Dodd. Meid & Co. the brigantine, and Crystal was re turning to the brig. Pope saw the Earl go up to the long man. and some gesticulation and pointing followed. The Earl seemed exhorting and endeavoring to per suade, and for twenty minutes this went on, the brigantine's fore-topsail remaining aback; then Pope, dropping his glass, burst Into a roar of laugh ter. "I'll be hanged," he cried to Crystal, "if that yellow skipper Isn't sticking her straight off to New York after all." CHAPTER XII The Julia Morion. The pirate brig Gypsy duly arrived on the grounds where Pope proposed to cruise while be waited for the Madre de Dios to heave into sight man was stationed throughout the day and throughout the night, If the weather was clear, on the fore-topgal lant yard, and reported every sail he described. Whenever a sail was sight ed a course was shaped for her, but the chase was promptly abandoned when it was seen she was not the ship the pirates waited for. They had been cruising three days, In these times they had trimmed sail for a few distant ships which did not turn out to be what .they wanted. A fourth morning broke. Crystal was in charge and Pope walked the planks by his side. On high, seated upon the tore-topgallant yard, with ship's glass slung on his back was the figure of a seaman. His white breeches shook with the flight of the wind. His left hand grasped the tie. and with continuous slow motions of the head, hungry with the passions of the expectant heart-sickened pirate, he sunk his frowning gaze into the distant sea-line.' Then he sung down loud and clear, "Sail ho!" 'Where away?" instantly Bhouted Pope. "Right astern, sir." "Shorten sail," said Pope to Crys tal. "Let her overhaul us." Canvas was reduced, and the brig washed slowly onward. A quality or swiftness resembling steam was in the vessel astern, for in less than an hour she was shining steadily upon the far blue throb. "Run the ensign aloft, half-mast high," said Pope. "She shall think us in distress." No sooner had the flag been hoist ed than "No Earl this time," roars Pope. "By the devil, she's in chase of us!" He had marked the flash at the schooner's bow. He saw the white smoke stream away like a veil of silk to leeward; the gun may or may not have been shotted. He Instantly grew wild and excited. "Rig out stunsall booms and hoist away. Put all your beef Into this Job," he shouted. "She's a government boat, and she's after us. Look at her!" The pirates rushed about with won derful swiftness and alertness, heap ing on canvas, and hoisting studding sails, till the little brig floated large as a moon. When the Gypsy shifted her helm, the schooner altered ber course; there could then be no doubt she was In chase. Another gun; and the flash of the round shot where It hit the heave of blue waters past the Gypsy's wake was like a feather of light W hen this shot flew. Pone ordered the stern-chaser to be loaded, and a dose was slapped at the pursuer In a roar of thunder. "What do you make of ber. Crys tal?" said Pope, after a prolonged look through bis telescoc "Hanged If I can understand it!" answered the square man. "She's no government ship. I believe; do you twig the flicker of a pennant?" Another flash from the schooner's bow. This time the shot fell close: the blast of the gun came In a dull thud on the wings of the wind. "Captain Pope," says Grlndal. with strangely contorted face. . looking round f:om the long brass piece upon whose breech his gnarled and knotted hand rested, "curse me. If I don't think she flies our flag." The conjecture was a revelation to Pope. He took another long loot In the midst of which a flash of fire ilanced like lightning of storm at the schooner's bow, and the ball struck the brig's quarter. "Crystal," yelled Pope, "hoist the black flag; we'll chance it!" In a minute the sinister rag of the rover went soaring to the main royal masthead, the helm was put down, the yards were braced sharp up, and the brig with quivering leeches lay waiting for the schooner at whose main-topmast head was now blowing the black flag of the pirate. When the brig's men saw that square of sable bunting, stirless as a painting in the wind, they roared, they shouted, they screamed; they went mad with excitement, and spring ing upon the bufwark rails cheered the on-coming stranger with extrava gant demonstration of arm and cap. "Gods, what would I give to ex change this butterbox far yonder beauty," groaned Pope. When the schooner had measured a space within a quarter of a mile, she shortened sail with magical celer ity, put her helm hard down, and with flattened-ln sheets drove alongside of the brig. A tall man whose beard shook like smoke at his chin, who was draped In a short yellow coat under which his long legs descended into a pair of sea-boots, hailed in good English but with a foreign accent: "Ho! the brig ahoy! What brig are you?" "We're the pirate brig Gypsy of and from London, cruising for a ship," Pope bawled, In answer to the hail. "What schooner is that?" "We are the pirate schooner Julia Morton of Liverpool, but now from Cadiz, like yourselves cruising for a ship," was the reply, In good English whose articulation carried a foreign accent. "Will you come aboard of me and have a yarn, and taste of my brig's hospitality?" shouted Pope, "or shall I go on board of you?" The tall man raised his hand as though asking for a moment to con sider, he then addressed a man dark as a mulatto, probably the mate of the schooner; a minute later he called out "Brig, ahoy! I will go on board of you," on which Pope lifted his hat and flourished it. "Cadiz!" said Pope to Crystal, while they stood together in the gangway waiting for the arrival of the captain of the schooner, "on a cruise for a ship! Smite me, John, if I like It!" "Bring half the crew aboard under pretense of entertaining them, clap 'em under, then foul the schooner and take her," said Crystal. Pope scowled In thought with fold ed arms, but made no answer. The schooner lowered a handsome boat. Twelve men entered her, and then the captain, he of the beard an the boots, sprang from the reel of th gangway Into her sternsheets. In few flashes of oar the boat was along' side the Gypsy, The captain of the schooner climbed over the brig's side, and a number of his men followed him. All were armed. Pope extended his hand to the bearded pirate, and inquired hi name. "Captain Bland," he answered, with a countenance of religious repose and In the voice of oue who reads at grave-side. "Are you straight from London?" said he, after looking hard at Crys- tal, and then round at the little ship whose character was abundantly prot claimed to his satisfaction by the readiness with which the brig's crew and his own men had fraternized, one or two of them Indeed having been old shipmates, so that It was "Why, damn me, Tom!" and "Why, blast me, William!" "Straight," answered Pope. "And you're from Cadiz!" 'Ha!" replied Captain Bland, in sol emn delivery. Was there ever a ship left that port," Inquired Captain Pope, "before you sailed, named the Madre de Dios?" (To be continued.) Law of 'Treasure Trove." Not long ago 6,775 English sliver pennies, which some man had hoarded up for his own benfit in times when pennies were sliver, were sold to the public at auction In London, real izing $500 for the national treasury. This money was dug up by some laborers at Colchester while laying he foundations of a building. The crown stepped In and seized the find, but it rewarded the finders, and few rare coins In the collection were sent to the British museum. When he hoard was found the price of these silver pennies went down In all the coin collector's markets. This strange and not particularly reasonable law of "treasure trove" has extended from England to France, Germany, Spain and Denmark. If any one finds hidden treasure and conceals it for Ms own use he Is liable to fine and Imprisonment It usod to be a bang ing matter. Food for Infants. All Infants over 7 months old arti ficially fed In the Nursery and Child's hospital. New York, during the past four months were given stronger food, especially stale bread soaked m boil ing water until thoroughly softened, when the water was poured off and cup of milk added and this boiled for three or four minutes. After being sweetened and cooled sufficiently It Is fed to the baby. At first a teaspoon ful once a day Is given, bit as the In fant becomes acciiHtomei to It the amount Is Increased, so that at tbe end of ten days It Is receiving one to two or three ounces dally. It is glvea between the regular bottls hours, and never mire than half an ounce at time. If curds appear In the stoeU or If It disagrees It Is lUscontime MAKE GOOD CITIZENS Of THE IMMIGRANTS WHO COME TO OUR SHORES. This Can Be Done by Continuing Our Protection Policy, Whereby We In sure Them Work, Wages and a Higher Standard of Living. Immigration under present condi tions presents a serious problem. No one can sit at his desk and ab sorb the facts that come to us in re ports without appreciating the peril that threatens should hard times come to this country. I am not an alarmist, but when I see hundreds of thousands of ignorant foreigners coming into our great cities every year I think I can realise in some degree the danger that will come from their discontent and dis satisfaction when there are no wages to be earned. Commissioner Sargent. "When there are no wages to be earned." What memories such a sup position brings up. It carries us back to the days of panic and idleness fol lowing the compromise tariff of 1833; it carries us back to the workless and wageless days and years between 1830 and 18C0. brought on by free trade; it carries us back to the Idle me and women of 1895-6, and the loss of earnings due to the free trade law of 1894. With the experience and knowledge which we gained from these awful pe riods following free trade legislation, we can well appreciate the necessity of continuing our present excellent tariff law to enable us to care for these millions who are coming to our shores. We must protect thorn by continuing to protect our labor and in dustry from one end of the country to the other. It may be that some of these immigrants are of an umlo slrable character. It may be that bet ter immigration laws are desirable. That is something that wo must leave to the wisdom of Congress. What ever the present law Is wo must ac cept It and face the conditions which are before us. It Is protection and prosperity that Invites these foreign ers to our shores. They do not come HAVING A CIRCUS In such numbers when we are living under free trade. The. same fiscal policy which Invites them must pro tect them and enable them to gain a foothold and becoino profitable mem bers of the great Amerlcun army of producers and consumers. . It does not take so very long for n foreigner leaving bis homo where ho gained an income of perhaps twenty cents a day to become a good Ameri can citizen earning ten times Uiat amount per day. Perhaps at first the foreigner is careful of his dollars, and Is not so liberal in his expenditures as the native born and those who have been citizens a number of years, nut he soon begins to aim at the Ameri can standard of living, ho becomes ambitious to own his own business and his own home, and to dress and eat and enjoy the same luxuries as tho average American citizen through out tbe country. Our home market has most appre ciably Increased annually, not only by our own augmented wants, but by the Increased demands of the newcomer. In but a few years the most diligent become Independent, while a few Join our wealthy classes. Among our mil m e TO two headesh ELEPHANT ' j iff I -."V. :1a llonarles to-day can be found the rep resentatives of every nation on earth many of whom came to our shore but few years ago penniless. It may be that our'lmmlgratlon laws are too liberal, or it may be that they are too liberally administered. At the same time we have gone on now for over a century inviting the poor and the weak from abroad to this country of opportunity. There need be no fear but what the the vast majority of these Immigrants will In a very short time become good American citi zens, law abiding, well to do, and reputable upbuilder of the nation's In- titutions. There may be lawless characters among them, and these much be checked with a firm hand at the first evidence of any outbreak gainst tbe country's laws and cus toms. No doubt a return to free trade and idleness would bring a condition aw ful to Contemplate. It would bring riot and war with the inevitable pov erty and ruin and death which follow in the wake of a fiscal policy giving no opportunity for employment and no chance for compensation. Let us see to It then, that we continue our pres ent most admirable fiscal policy; that ere continue to protect our men as well as our Industries; that we con tlnue to maintain and build up oui home market, worth more than all the markets of the world combined, and that we do not disturb the causes ol the present splendid growth of Indus tries, our splendid advancement ol citizenship and our splendid standard of living, which cannot help but in vite those abroad who have been struggling for a bare subsistence, and have in their natures a single spark of ambition. England's Condition. Our exports of manufactured good to protectionist countries are steadily ' tne older parts of the world where decreasing. Our imports of manu agriculture has reached its highest factured goods from these very coun l8tate ' development, says Profensor tries are steadily rlslns. Thn nrnJE. E. Chllcott. in a bulletin of the tected states not only shut our goods out of the market but are shutting them out of our home market. We now import as much manufactured goods as wo export to tho protected states on both sides of the Atlantic. Tho worl.lngnian's occupation is go. ing, and occupation Is income. Cap! tal is also going. It has been lost altogether to a large amount by the falling off of our Industries, and it is further scared Into seeking abroad the investments which business ceases to offer at home. That is serious condition of affairs for all oi us, and most of all for the working- man. We cannot meet it by cheapen Ing the food, we cannot even prevent food from becoming denrer, and the country Is asked to consider whether there are no means of getting more money to buy food with Londo; Times. Nothing to Fear. Wo protect our manufacturers bj preserving tho homo market to them and being so stimulated they are able to supply that market and have larget surpluses to send abroad. England might attempt to protect her agricul tural population (considering those In her colonics), but she would still have to Import food. We might doubt the efficacy of our protective system If wo still had to Import most of out manufactures. As it Is, our food ques tlon and our manufacturing qucstlot are wnony disassociated, save m thriving manufactures make demanc ALL BY HIMSELF. ATBflCRFCCIVF IRFA N for tho products of our soil. Hut In Europe these fluent Ions are Inextri cably mixed, and the protective tariff cannot bo used In the case of either of them without seriously Injuring the other. So wo really have nothing to fear In any European proposul for Turin's of the protective kind, whether di reeled against tho interests of the United States or in a vain endeavor to exalt some country above the sta tlon which nature has assigned her. Kansas City Journal. Up Against It. fcven with a united party tho Democracy is In tho minority In the United States. Under the best possi ble conditions for Itself, It would have great difficulty In making headway against tho Republican party. In every aspect the situation Is adverse to the Democrats. The Republican party, ever since Its return to power, has governed the country wisely and successfully. Tho Democracy has no policy which Is calculated to win the popular regard. It has no leader whom any considerable body of the merlcan people respect. The 'con ditlons all point to a big victory for the Republicans In 1904. St. I-oulf Globe-Democrat. All Things to All Men. Gov. Cummins' Idea of tariff leglsla tlon is in these words: "Duties thai are too iow should be Increased, and duties that are too high should be re duced." If that blanket doesn't cover the entire political aggregation, we can't Imagine one sufficiently elastic to do the Job. There's not a Repub lican or a Democrat, a Populist or any other brand of politician who cannot Indorse such a deliverance, for It means all things to all men. Even the straight-out free trader can shelter himself under it. Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser. Good Object Lessons. Imports for tho year ending last March aggregate one billion dollar. That "robber tariff" wall was real high, but It helped Uncle Sara pay pensions, establish rural routes, Ira prove rivers ami erec public build ings, end so forth. Ixwklng at these little things, it's a good Idea to keep on letting well enough alone. Bray- mer (Mo.) Comet Rotation a Local Question. Crop rotation Is a subject that ha engaged the attention and study ot the very best talent among agrlcuh tural investigators and practicwl farm era for a great length of time In all !Soutn Dakota Experiment Station. ?t we could appropriate the results ot their investigations and experience we would find a rich store-house of facts '11 the "Mature of the subject, par- tlcularly the records of the long line of experiments carried on by Sir J. B. Lawes and Sir J. H. Gilbert at Rothemsted, England. It would be almost impossible to overestimate the value to the whole civilized world of the work of these investigators, nor do we undervalue the work done by the army ot agricultural Investigators connected with tho United States De partment of Agriculture and the va rious state Experiment Stations. But, unfortunately, In tho matter of crou rotation their results have a value to us in only a very broad and general UQV Thin la ADnnMnll.i Iaa.I nHAh. lem and can be solved only under lo cal conditions. Nor is this matter of locality confined to a comparison of this state as a whole with other states or countries. Each of the several see tlons of the state has its local condi tions, peculiar to itsolf, and in the ul timate analysis every farm will have Its peculiar conditions, and every farmer his individual problems to solve. Fattening Hogs In Montana. Bulletin 37 of the Montana station says: Fattening hogs Is most econom ically accomplished by finishing In the pea lot or grain stubble. The pigs should be turned on the peas as soon as tho pods are filled and the peas begin to harden. If sufficient pigs aro used, say ten per acre, not a pea will bo wasted and even a por tion of tho vines consumed. One acre of pens, producing at tho rate of 35 bushels per acre, which is an average for Montana, will provide a fattening ration for ten 150 to 200 pound hogs for from 40 to 45 days. Climatic con ditions permit the pea harvesting by pigs even as late as Deccmbor 1. This Is one of tho easiest fattening moth Jds now practiced In Montana. The area over which peas can be grown is very largo and the time of forag ing so extended by favorable weather that the product need not all be mar keted at one time. In order, however, to make the best use of forage condi tions, winter litters must bo raised. Figs from spring litters do not reach a largo consuming capacity soon enough to take advantage of the early forage. Both lato fall and early spring litters should be raised in order to gut the most out of the foods nnd the market conditions. Breeding Age for Swine. When size Is doslred In the boar and sow they should not bo bred too early. Ono year is probably young enough to permit them to be bred In that case. If a sow Is not bred till she is a year old she will have obtained a good growth, and will be ot good size and vigorous at tho time she produces her first litter, at sixteen months of age. Her weight at that time. If a Poland China or Berkshire, would be In ex cess of 400 pounds, perhaps 600. A sow will generally produce a better litter the second time than the first, If she Is mature at the first breeding time. Many such sows have proved to be good breeders up to ten years ot age. The rule of using only young sows for breeding purposes Is followed by many, but is not to be commended. It gives early maturity, but seems to decrease the stamina. Corn Needs a Balanee. Of tbe various feeds for pigs avail able to the farmers of this country, corn ranks first, says a bulletin of the Kentucky station. It It crop grown to some extent In all sections, Is much relished by pigs, Is easily handled, and lays on fat rapidly. With these quali fications It Is no wonder that it has largely superseded all other feeds and is used to a great extent as the single article of diet In the fattening ration. Not only has It become in most In stances the sole feed given to pigs, but It has materially Influenced the character of the animal In the corn growing regions. There Is no doubt that corn alone Is In a great many Instances unprofitable. Investigations have shown that pigs not only make a better gain per pound ot feed, but that the animals are more thrifty and less liable to disease when fed a combined ration. Varieties of Broom Corn. Bulletin 174 of the Department of Agriculture, says: There are many varietal names used by sellers of broom corn seed, but many of these ire simply new names applied to old (trains of broom corn and really do not represent varieties that have been lufflclently Improved to deserve spe cial designation. Such names are ot 10 assistance, and manufacturers In buying brush disregard variety names and specify whether standard or Jwarf Is wanted, and the desired length, color and quality of the brush required for making the desired grade of broom. It is not the name to which the purchaser of broom corn should give his attention, but rather to the luallty of the seed, and more especial ly to the quality ot the brush from which the teed was selected.