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By W. CLARK RUSSELL. Copyright, HCtt. by P. F. Collier. CHAPTER XIV. Continued. The cry thrilled through the hearts of the men, and seemed also to thrill through the heart of the brig which reeled slightly to some passing fresher motion of air as though in her clumsy way she re joiced. Many of the sailors sprang into the shrouda and rua'.ied aloft. It was some time since a sail had broken the sea line, and the rascals' vision thirsted. hat was she going to turn out to be? Eacn ship was traveling, and heading toward each other, and there fore, shortly after the two captains had taken the altitude of the sun, there lay full and fair in the sight of the pirates, upon the blue sea right over the bows, no man-of-war, indeed, but a tall, full-bosomed ship, with painted ports, the hull sitting deep, a fine English West Indlaman of about six hundred tons. "That's what she is," cried Pope, and now he begau to sing out orders. Pope talked swiftly, communicating his intentions and plans. Meanwhile, the mass of the pirates lay concealed ftloDg the scuppers, under the bul warks, and about the carronadcs. Scarce more than half a dozen figures were visible on the brig's deck. And meanwhile the fine ship came ilowly on, lightly rolling her great aeights with majesty. "She shows no guns," were Pope's last words to Crystal before he began to yell orders to his crew. "She'll be an easy capture," was Trystal's answer. "Stations!" roared Pope. "Port four helm. Down with that red en jign." With his own long arms he rushed the black flag aloft, and broke it, and It streamed out inky as a funeral pall, an unequivocal assurance to the ship an all too familiar syllable of doom tn those days. "Firei" The two starboard broadside carron- Pope had cut ades were discharged. The crash of the round and grape as they tore into the solid plank could be plainly heard. It was Pope's way of hailing. "Sail us right aboard of her!" he thundered to the helm. The pirates on the main-deck loaded the carronades with the frenzy of sav ages. On board the ship every female vanished; the commander, a short, square, powerfully built man, stood at the brass rail, which protected the break of the poop, shouting to his men to rally and repel. "Surrender your ship, and we'll give you good quarter," yelled Pope, wav ing his sword. "You'll get no ship from me. We'll fight you, you dogs!" roared back the commander, "Fire!" Smash went a second mining drench from the pirate. All between the ships was filled with smoke. "Down helm, every spoke," was Pope's next roar. Then "Port watch follow me! Crystal, her forechalns are your chance." The brig's people, however, were not to meet with that easy success which Crystal had confidently predict ed. The aforemaBt crew of the West Indlaman consisted of thirty-two hands: in addition were a command er, three officers, and five male pas sengers. The captain, who resem bled Crystal, had spunkily rallied his men. It was a barbarous scene for noise; the pirates yelled as they leaped and climbed, and the West Indiaman's people yelled In return as they fired their pistols pointblank or swept the air with cutlasses, with the frantic fasslons of men fighting for their lives. The pirates' furious entry was bloody and fearful to them. Five scoundrels In the first onset fell back wounded or dead, cut down or shot, two between the grinding sides of the vessels, the others on the brig's deck, where they lay. But neither were the pirates Idle. Pope had marked his man. His first leap when he gained the deck a truly noble, heroic figure was for the commander of the ship. His opponent leveled a pistol at hlra full and fired: the pan flashed. He hurled the useless weapon ot the head of Pope, who, dodging the missile, leaped upon the man, and before he could draw another pistol. Pope had Captains Copyright 1W, by Dodd, Afead & cut him down. The unfortunate com mander of the West Indiamitn fell, cleft deep In the neck: his had was half off, and he dropped, a dreadful sight. In a breath Pope had attacked the mate of the Bhipi the nan fired, missed, and was instantly ' an through, and all the time this wa doing Pope was roaring out encouragement to his men and bawling to the ihlp's seamen to fling down toelr afnis and they should be well used. All this while a t' rible fight was being fought under the main-deck and about the forehatc. Several bodies dead or wounded l?.y about the plank. If Pope was nlmated with the strength of tel. Crystal certainly fought with thf spirit and fury of five. He was engaged in murderous conflict with a gigant'c seaman belonging to the Indiama when Pope and Grin dal bounding from the poop came rushing forward; at sight of whom, seeing thot their captain andofflcer were ki'led, two of the ship's men shouted. "Quarter! We surrender," and thTew down their arms. Instantly the rst followed their example, but the iaging pirates were for cutting doh every man that stood before tlit-m, when Pope rushed among them shouting with twenty curses: "Back, you dogs! They've surren dered. The ship's ours. Back, ycu bloodhounds! We don't want these men's lives, but their services. In with ye," he roared to the prisoners. And Crystal and Grindal helped him to drive the helpless survivors into the top-gallant forecastle, where they were secured. CHAPTER XV. Laura. Accompanied by the square man, whose face splashed with blood looked terrible with it, and followed by two or three of his seamen, Pope, sword la hind, walked swiftly toward the cud- him down. ' dy. He was unharmed. His face was clean and red and hot. Upon his white clothes were some stains of blood. He passed through the cabin door and stopped. Standing, not one of them sitting, In posture's more or less expressive of exquisite distress and terror, were a number of ladies and gentlemen. I do not propose to describe the ladles, because,' coming as shadows, they will shortly so depart; they are but breath ings upon the mirror of this page I am holding up. But one there was, and her portrait must be painted as she stood beside the shaft of mlzzenmast, supporting her shoulder by it. She was a fine, gracefully built young woman, with a face lovely and wonderful in color; eyes and lips; in the masses of her magnificent black hair; in the swan-like setting of her throat, so that each movement of head had an inlmitablo grace of floating. Her flashing vision was upon Pope, who eyed her intently as he ap proached. "Gentlemen and ladles," said he, coming to a stand half-way down the table, "this bloodshed is not of our seeking. That I have told you. We are gentlemen of the liquid road and are at sea to make our fortunes, and toward that fortune you must contrib ute. You will all of you. with one ex ception" he turned his eyes upon the young beauty, and her mouth suddenly closed and her lips tightened with an expression of fear and distress "lay upon this table the valuables you have upon your persons, and I would advise you not to withhold a shilling's worth of property, for If my men should take it Into their heads to search you after you have disburdened yourselves and discover," he cried, raising his voice, "so much as a brass farthing reserved. It may go very hard Indeed with the person who has cheat ed me." This speech followed by a general movement among the unfortunate passengers. They all made great haste to empty their pockets and girdles, and every few seconds one hand or another was stretched forth to place upon the table a watch and chain, two or three rings, a brooch, a purse, and so on. "Have you cleared out your pock ets?" called out Pope, running his 7M over them, "To my ;t dollar," exclaimed one ot the as;e passengers, pointing with a lean and yellow forefinger at the pile upon the table, and the others murmured to the effect that they had removed everything from their per sons. Pope, in a voice of thunder, without stirring from the side of the table, called through the cuddy door to one of the pirates, who immediate ly came aft. While he was ordering the man to make the heap of trinkets and watches upon the tablo Into a parcel, Crystal, Grindal and several of the brig's seamen came Into the cud dy. Now no sooner was Crystal in the cuddy tnan he began to fitare with all his might at the handsome girl, who looked also very hard at him, and the face of each wore a singular sub-expression ot inquiry. In a moment the girl, putting her hands upon the ta ble, said, in a sweet but trembling voice, "Is your name Crystal?" "Ay," he answered. Then suddenly, planting his hands upon the table as she had, and lean ing eagerly forward, he cried, "You are not going to tell me that you are Laura?" "I am Laura Crystal," she answered, holding herself erect and clasping her hands. "Jim Crystal's daughter?" She made the sign of assent with her head. "By heaven, Pope," cried the aston ished man, "she's my cousin's child; and she used' to sit upon my knee when a little girl," saying which Crys tal walked around the table to hsr. lie grasped her by the hand, pulled her more fairly into the light, and af ter gazing for a few moments with unfeigned admiration Into her face, ne cried out, "How did you know me?" "By a look of father about you," she answered, "and by your name. But what are you doing here? What Ms this ship done that she should be boarded and her people killed and robbed? You are not a pirate, cous in?" Here Pope burst out, "Blame It all, Johnny, but Introduce me, will ye?" "Pope, Hlchard Pope, Captain Pope of the pirate brig, Gypsy," exclaimed Crystal, and the handsome Irishman made the lady one of his most elegant bows. She curtseyed in return, and said to Crystal, "Where is Captain Kerr? What is to become of us? Am I safe? Are the lives of the passengers safe? Oh, cousin, to find you there are lit tle children among us." "As excitable as ever," said Crys tal, grimly. He was proceeding; Tope broke In. "Depend upon it," he exclaimed with profound significance, "you are perfectly safe, and so too," he added lightly, with a glance at the lady pass enger, "are the others." The sun was now close to the edge of the sea, and those are parallels where the twilight moves with giant strldps, trailing behind it glittering robes of stars, when its brow is still burnished with the glory in the west. Much was to be done. It was a de lightful task to talk to a beautiful young woman after days of the dreary monotony of the ocean, but the busi ness of the two ships must be seen to, and Pope left the cuddy followed by the pirates. The two captains walked the poop of the West Indiaman, and a. man had been fetched from the forecastle to steer her. The skylight was spa clous; Its casements stood open; It framed a considerable portion of the picture below. Laura Crystal sat almost directly beneath. Beside her was a child, whose hand she cherished as though she sought to hearten the little creature. "She has the most beautiful face of any woman I ever met in this world," says Pope. "Damn me. Crystal, how come ye by such relatives?" (To be continued.) FASHIONS IN FUNNY NAMES. Observer Notes How the Stylet Corv atantly Change. "Have you ever noticed," remarked tho Observant Man, "how fashions change In the stylo of names the humorists use In their jokes and stories? When I was a young man Brown and Smith and Jones were the ones most commonly used, and the man who invented the namo 'Verdant Green' Immortalized himself, so f; as the English reading public is con' cerned. Then Irish names had a run, followed by those 'made in Germany'; and when Anglomania hit this coun try we had Fltznoodies and Percys and all sorts of ridiculous hyphenated names. Then came a reaction back to common names in two syllables, which have held out for several years. Just why such surnames as Jenkins and Wilkins and Stcbblns should be humorous I can't for the life of me tell. But as soon as I begin to read a story about a man bearing either one of those names I am prepared for a laugh. And I am glad to say I usually get It." A Family of Pastor. Last Sunday was a notable day at the First Methodist church at a trobe. Pa. On that occasion the pulpit was filled by representatives of three (fenerations of the Mansell family. The morning services were In charge of Rev. Joslah Mansell of Upper Mid dletown. He Is the father of Dr. R. B. Mansell, the pastor of the church, and will be 81 years old Oct. 10. At 3 o'clock In the afternoon an old fash ioned Methodist love feast and class meeting was held, at which the pastor was present In the evening a grand son of Rer. Mr. Mansell, Rer. Harry Beeson Mansel! of Unlontowa, ocrt pled the pulpit. THEY ALWAYS NOT ALL THE TItUTII WHAT PRESIDENT M'KINLEY DID NOT SAY. improbable Story by a Brit'sh Free Trader That the Late President Had Reached the Conclusion That Tariff Must Be Reduced. Americans familiar with the tariff legislation of this country will read with surprise tho statement made by F. O. Schuster, the governor of the Union Bank of London, that in an in terview which he had with the lato President McKlnley two years ago tho latter said: "My tariff bill has done its work. We have been able to build up many great industries in a short time and now gradually, but Inevitably, our tariff must be reduced." It hardly seems the proper thing to call Into question the statement of so distinguished a person as the gover nor of an important London bank, but we are forced to observe that Mr. Schuster's assertion is in the highest degree improbable. It Is inconceiva ble that the lnte Mr. McKlnley should have used the expression, "My tariff bill has done its work," at the time mentioned, for In 1901 the McKlnley bill was a memory of the pust, and the good It had accomplished more than a decade earlier bad been in a measure counteracted by the retroac tive Gorman-Wilson bill. When Mr. Schuster had the honor of talking to the late President McKlnley tho Ding ley act was In force, and he would not have committed the unpardonable act of assuming that its accomplishments reflected credit upon himself. As a matter of fact Mr. McKlnley alwayj expressed himself with great modesty in discussing his own work, and was never guilty of bragging. But the main thing In Mr. Schus ter's statement is the opinion he at tributes to the late president that our tariff must be reduced. That we shall also take the liberty of discrediting, because it is at variance with Mr. McKlnley's repeatedly expressed view that so long as the tariff performed the work it was cut out for that Is, of promoting domestic production It conferred a national benefit. No pro tectionist was more firmly convinced than Mr. McKlnley that the chief function of the policy was to preserve the home market for tho domestic producer. He was strongly opposed to any relaxation of the tariff laws which would permit foreigners to suc cessfully compete In Amercan mar kets. In short, he plantcu himself squarely on the proposition that the world would be better off If external trade was limited to an exchange of non-competing products. He believed that there would bo room for a great development of foreign commerce along these lines, but he took no stock In the free-trade Idea that a people ran be benefited by giving a chance to foreigners to undersell them In their home market. San Francisco Chron icle. How Not to Mend Matters. Being greatly moved to compassion for the unfortunate millionaire pack ers whose products are required to pay Increased duties on entering the French market, the Chicago Tribune says: "This would not have happened If the reciprocity treaty with France, negotiated a few years ago, had been ratified by the American senate. Many domestic producers would have secured tariff rates lower than those then In force, and would have been protected Against an Increase during the life of the treaty. The senato would not ratify It, and American trade suffers as a consequence. "There Is one way to mend matters. It has been hinted at by Frcneh offi cials. If the United States will make concessions on some French goods In a reciprocity treaty the French gov ernment will be quite pleased to make concessions on Its side." That Is characteristic "reciprocity" doctrine. In order to swell the profits of the meat barons the Tribune would assassinate any number of other In dustries. But Is there not nother and a better way to mend mattersT How would It do to clap double sutles on all 'mportatlons from Franc until ivrb time as the French government GO TOGETHER. could see Its way to treat American products as fairly as it tt-eats the products of any or all other coun tries? Wo have a tariff that Is the same for everybody. Why not com pel other nations to bo equally fair to us, or suffer the consequences? Why not? That wouldn't be "reciprocity," to be sure, but it would be fair play and common sense. WANT IT FOR THEMSELVES. Canadians In No Hurry to Lose Control of Their Own Market. Tho movement headed by Chamber lain In England to-day may be de scribed as a movement for reciprocity with the colonies. At the same time a strong movement for reciprocity with Canada is being enrried on in the United States. We published yester day a circular Issued by tho Minnesota branch of the Nutlonal Reciprocity League. Its ofllcers aro somo ot tho most "solid men" of Minneapolis, St. Paul and Duluth. Tho circular says that reciprocity with Canada will bo more valuablo than with any other country, and that there is a largo mar ket hero for farm machinery and oth er articles used by a farming commu nity. But unless a reciprocity treaty is soon arranged, Canadian tariffs will be raised, especially on American manufacturers. American manufacturers are, there fore, urged to prepare for the Interna tional Joint High Commission. The work Is to be dono "quietly and with out parading its efforts before the pub lic." Unnecessary . publicity Is to be avoided. A fund of $100,000 ought to be raised. Tho members of the com mission "must be Impressed with the conviction that the commission must make a treaty," then members of Con gress must bo pressed to support it "A great market Is growing up north of tho Great I-aUes and the St. Law rence, and we should go after It.' We do not blame our American friends for "going after" our market but that Is all tho moro reason why wo should strive to retain it for our selves. Our tariff is much lower than that of the United States ail along tho line, and we buy from them twice as much as they from us. If they really want reciprocity, they can get a very large measure of It by simply reducing their own tariff, and this Is the course suggested by the New York Sun There is no doubt that the opening of the Canadian west creates a new situation In regard to trade. Althougn we have been accustomed to say that the International boundary is an linag Inary line, the Great Lakes have been a real barrier to trade and commu nication. In the West we shall for the first time have to deal with an Imagin ary line of great length, with a large population on both sides. Toronto World. True But Not Strange. It Is discouraging to New England roclprocators to find that among Cana dians there Is a growing coolness on tho subject of preferential trade ar rangements with this country. Not long ago Sir Wilfrid Laiirler, in the course of a speech In tho house of commons, said that tho best way for Canada to remain friendly with tho United States wus to be absolutely In dependent of It. Obviously he meant to convey tho deduction that the sur est way to get Into hot water would be to enter Into a reciprocity scheme. Evi dences aro Increasing dally that Can ada does not yearn for reciprocity. She wants to make more, not less, of the manufactured goods required for homt consumption. And she Is right Sad as It may bo for those who want to "control tho Canadian market" from the south side of the boundary, It seems to be true that Canada prefer to control her own market Invariable ReiulU. The Democrats are getting Into a useless sweat over the tariff. When it needs reforming the people will let the Republicans have control of the Job. The Democrats have bees tried with free soup, Coxey armies and such like results. Valley Mills (Tex.) Protectionist How to Pay the Debt If wt owe any further debt or duty" to Cuba It should be paid out of the national treasury and not taken from our augav and tobacco growers. The Feeding Floor. The hog Is the cleanest domestic animal we have and If he Is properly cared for there will not be one par ticle of droppings or urine In that hoghouse, says John Cowlne. They will set one corner off into a kind ot closet and they will go back and forward to that. Give them Just room enough to He down and no more. It is an advantage to have your hoghouse divided oft into pens. It you haven't enough hogs to fill up your hoghouse shut off part of the space; give them Just enough room to occupy and no more. After you have fed them clean the feeding floor. What would you think of your wife If she' let the dishes set on the table from one morning to another? Suppose the supper was served on the same dishes. You would say to your self that you wished you had not married that woman. I would no more think of feeding my hogs on a feed ing floor that had not been cleaned immediately after the last meal than I would of eating my dinner off the breakfast dishes without washing. I have done it for thirty years. It is a small matter. We have a wooden hoe made out of a 2x6 three feet in length; have an old saw for the lower edge. This is wide enough to sweep off three or four feet at a time. If your floor is smooth and if you can do it immediately after feeding you can clean it off as clean as It swept. By having the floor threo feet high on one side you can clean it off mon'h after month and the refuse will not pile up on you. No matter how wet or muddy it is, if your hogs are confined In this building their feed Is always clean. Feed your hogs corn and water. I would add a few oats and perhaps a basket or two of raw potatoes once a week, but my main feed would be corn and cold water. Crates for Fruit Packing. In the gathering of fruit, especially of fruits that bruise easily, like peaches, peara and plums, it is ad visable to have a strongly built rigid crate. Baskets are quite generally used, and we see pictures of men carrying bushel baskets heaped up, holding thorn by the two handles. This Is consldorel by tho best packers detrimental to the fruit, which should be rubbod together as little as possi ble. There is somo "give" about all baskets, and a basket on the ground full ot apples does not retain Its shape entirely whon lifted from tho ground. The apples are pushed together op posite the bundles and are shifted more or loss in tho other parts ot the basket. In a greater degree bags cause tho bruising of fruit A two bushel bag Is filled and Is gonorally lifted by the middle. This forces the applos very closoly together In the two ends of tho bag, and they roll back again when the bag is set down. One Michigan packing house has made a picking crate that will hold a little more than a bushel. It Is rectangular and composed of slats. Care is taken to have the slats on the bottom close together, so that the fruit will not project below the slats and receive bruises when the crate la set down. This crate will largely take the place of the other receptacle used In picking and delivering fruit Young Pigs. Prof. R. S. Shaw says that in Mon tana young pigs should have constant access to forage grounds in the sum mer season, and sheltered yards in the winter. When four weeks old they will take a little sweet skim milk to which some shorts or middling! may be gradually added, and later some ground wheat A light grain ration should be supplied the young growing pig In addition to the forage throughout the forage season but may be entirely cut oft as soon aa the pigs reach the pea or grain stubble fields. During the winter season the thotet should have access to stacked alfalfa, clover, or peas, from which they will secure a large amount ot food. Sugar beets should also be supplied. Effects of Lots of Plgt, From Farmers' Review: Our own experience with spring pigs this year was satisfactory. From four sows- one with her first litter and two with their second litter we raised thirty- three thrifty pigs. They now average more than 100 pounds each, and bait of this was made from pasture, part rape that wintered. But complaint was quite general this spring of loss of pigs, even from farmers that care well for their stock. So, notwith standing the stimulus ot high prices toward increased production, this county will not market more hogt this year than last P. F. Nye, Elkhart County, Indiana. New Name for Ttafc The girl who expressed to much jympathy for the poor farmer because of bis cold Job in harvesting hit win ter wheat Is equal la agricultural knowledge to the one who expressed a desire to tea a field ot tobacco when it wat Just plugging out But the damsel who asked which cow gave the moat buttermilk Is entitled to the whole bakery. A girl on her return from the country who wat atked If she ever taw aay one mlU eow re plied: "Oh, yet, lndd I have; it Juat tickled mt to deatb to welt Jtrk two ot the tauceU at tat tune Urn.' Ada Indtx.