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JNTERNATIONPl PRESS ASSOCIATOH. CHAPTER XIV. (Continubd.) 'His way now led towards the river side regions, and a cleansing whiff of tar was to be detected In the stagnant autumn air. Men with the blue Jersey and peaked cap ol the boatman, or the white duck of the dockers, began to re place the corduroys and fustian of the laborers. Shops with nautical instru ments In the windows, rope and paint sellers, and slop shops with long rows of oilskins dangling , from hooks, all proclaimed the neighborhood of the docks. The Admiral quickened his pace and straightened his figure as his sur roundings became more nautical, until at last, peeping between two high, dingy wharfs, he caught a glimpse of the mud-colored waters of -the Thames, and of the bristle of masts and funnels which rose from Its broad bosom. To the right lay a quiet street, with many brasa plates upon either side, and wire blinds In all the windows. The Ad miral walked slowly down It until "The Saint Lawrence Shipping Company' caught his eye. He crossed the road, pushed open the door, and foun'd him self In a low-cellinged office, with a long counter at one end and a great number of wooden sections of ships tuck upon boards and plastered all over the walls. "Is Mr. Henry In?" asked the Admiral. "No, sir," answered an elderly man from a high seat in the corner. "He has not come into town to-day. I can man age any business you may wish seen to." "You don't happen to have a first or second officer's place vacant, do you?" The manager looked with a dubious eye at' his singular applicant. "Do you hold certificates?" he asked. "I hold every nautical certificate there is." "Then you won't do for us." "Why not?" "Tour age, sir." "I give you my word that I can see as well as ever, and am as good a man In every way." "I don't doubt it." "Why should my age be a bar, then?" ''Well, I must put It plainly. If a man of your age, holding certificates, has not got past a second officer's berth, there must be a black mark against him somewhere. I don't know what It is, drink or temper, or want of Judgment, but something there must be." "I assure you there Is nothing, but I find myself stranded, and so have to turn to the old business again." "Oh, that's it," said the manager, with suspicion in his eye. "How long were you In your last billet?" "Fifty-one years." "What!" "Yes, sir, one-and-flfty years." "In the same employ?" "Yes." "Why, you must have begun as a child." "I was twelve when I Joined." "It must be a strangely managed business," said the manager, "which al lows men to leave it who have served for fifty years, and who are still as good as ever. Whom did you serve?" "The Queen. Heaven bless her!" "Oh, you were In the Royal navy. What rating did you hold?" "I am Admiral of the Fleet." The manager started, and sprang down from his high stool. "My name Is Admiral Hay Denver. There Is my card. And here are the records of my service. I don't, you un derstand, want to push another man from his billet; but If you should chance to have a berth open, I should be very glad of It. I know the navigation from the Cod Banks right up to Montreal a great deal better than I know the streets of London." The astonished manager glanced over the blue papers which his visitor had handed him. "Won't you take a chair, Admiral?" said he. "Thank you! But I should be obliged If you would drop my title now. I told you because you asked me, but I've left the quarter deck, and am plain Mr. Hay Denver now." "May I ask," said the manager, "are you the same Denver who commanded at one time on the North American sta tion?" "I did." "Then it was you who got one of our boats, the Camus, oft the rocks in the Bay of Fundy? The directors voted you three hundred guineas as salvage, and you refused them." "It was an offer which should not have been made," said the Admiral sternly. "Well, It reflects credit upon you that you should think so. It Mr. Henry were here I am sure that he would arrange this matter for you at once. As It Is, I shall lay it before the directors to-day, and I am sure that they will be proud to have you in our employment, and, I hope, in some more suitable position than that which you suggest." "I am very much obliged to you, Blr," said the Admiral, and started off again, well pleased, upon his homeward Jour ney. ' CHAPTER XV. 8TUX AMOXO BIIOAI.S. EXT day brought the Admiral a cheque for 5,000 from Mr. McAdam, and a stamped MI agreement by which jhe made over his pension papers to the speculative In ventor. It was not until he had signed and sent It off that the full significance of all that be tint. He had had done broke upon sacrificed everything. PY. A. CONAN DOYLt' His pension was gone. He had noth ing save what he could earn. But the stout old heart never quailed. He walled eagerly for a letter from the Saint Lawrence Shipping Com pany, and in the meanwhile he gave his landlord a quarter's notice. Hundred pound a year houses would In future be a luxury which he could not aspire to. A small lodging in some Inexpensive part of London must be the substitute for his breezy Norwood villa. So be it, then! Better that a thousandfold, than that his name should be associated with failure and disgrace. On that morning Harold Denver was to meet the creditors of the firm, and to explain the situation to them. It was a hateful task, a degrading task, but he set himself to do It with quiet resolution. At home they waited In in tense anxiety to learn the result of the meeting. It was late before he returned, haggard and pale, like a man who has done and suffered much. "What's this board In front of the house?" he asked. "We are going to try a little change of scene," said the Admiral. "This place is neither town or country. But never mind that, boy. Tell us what hap pened In the city." "God help me! My wretched business is driving you out of house and home!" cried Harold, broken down by this fresh evidence of the' effects of his misfor tunes. "It is easier for me to meet my creditors than to see you two suffer ing so patiently for my sake." "Tut, tut!" cried the Admiral. "There's no suffering In the matter. Mother would rather be near the thea ters. That's the bottom of it, isn't It, mother? You come and sit down here between us and tell us all about it." Harold sat down with, a loving hand in each of his. "It's not so bad as we thought," said he, "and yet It is bad enough. I have about ten days to find the money, but I don't know which way to turn for It. Pearson, however, lied, as usual, when he spoke of 13,000. The amount is not quite 7,000." The Admiral clapped his hands. "I knew we should weather it, after all! Hurrah, my boy! Hip, hip, hip, hur rah!" Harold gazed at him In surprise, while the old seaman waved his arm above his head and bellowed out three sten torian cheers. "Where am I to get seven thousand pounds from, dad?" he asked. "Never mind. You spin your yarn." "Well, they were very good and very kind, but of course they must have their money or their money's worth. They passed a vote of spmpathy for me, and agreed to wait ten days be fore they took any proceedings. Three of them, whose claim came tp 3,500, told me that if I would give them my personal I. O. U., any pay interest at the rate of five per cent, their amounts might stand over as long as I wished. That would be a charge of 175 upon my Income, but with economy I could meet it, and It diminishes the debt by one-half." Again the Admiral burst out cheer ing. "There remains, therefore, about 8, 200, which has to be found within ten days. No man shall lose by me. I gave them my word In the room that if I worked my soul out of my body every one of them should be paid. I shall not spend a penny upon myself until It la done. But some of them can't wait. They are poor men themselves, and must have their money. They have issued a warrant for Pearson's arrest. But they think that he has got away to the states." "These men shall have their money," Bald the Admiral. "Dad!" "Yes, my boy, you don't know the resources of the family. One never does know until one tries. What have you yourself now?" "I have about a thousand pounds in vested." "All right. And I have about as much more. There's a good start. Now, mother, it is your turn. What Is that little bit of paper of yours?" Mrs. Denver unfolded it, and placed it upon Harold's knee. "Five thousand pounds!" he gasped. "Ah, but mother is not the only rich one. Look at this!" And the Admiral unfolded his cheque, and placed It upon the other knee. Harold gazed from one to the other In bewilderment. "Ten thousand pounds!" he cried. "Good heavens! where did these come from?" "You will not worry any longer, dear," murmured his mother, slipping her arm round him. But his quick eye had caught the signature upon one of the checks. "Doc tor Walker!" he cried, flushing. "This Is Clara's doing. Oh, dad, we cannot take this money. It would not be right nor honorable." "No, boy, I am glad you think so. It Is something, however, to have proved one's friend, for a real good friend he is. It was he who brought It in, though Clara sent him. But this other money will be enough to cover everything, and it is all my own." "Your own? Where did you get It, dad?" "Tut.tut! See what It is to have a city man to deal with. It is my own, and fairly earned, and that is enough." "Dear old dad!" Harold squeezed his gnarled hand. "And you, mother! You have lifted the trouble from my heart. I feel another man. You have saved my honor, my good name, everything. I can not owe you more, for I owe you everything already." So while the autumn sunset shone ruddlly through the broad window these three sat together hand In hand, with hearts which were too full to speak. Suddenly the soft thudding of tennis balls was heard, and Mrs. West macott bounded Into view upon ' the lawn with brandished racket and short skirts fluttering In the breeze. The sight came as a relief to their strained nerves, and they burst all three Into a hearty fit of laughter. "She is playing with her nephew," said Harold at last. "The Walkers have not come out yet. I think that it would be well If you were to give me that cheque, mother, and I were to re turn it In person." "Certainly, Harold. I think it would be very nice." He went In through the garden. Clara and the Doctor were sitting together In the dining-room. She sprang to her feet at the sight of him. "Oh, Harold, I have been waiting for you so impatiently," sho cried; "I saw you pass the front windows half an hour ago. I would fcave come In If I dared. Do tell us what has happened." "I have come In to thank you both. How can I repay you for your kind ness? Here is your cheque, Doctor. I have not needed It. I find that I can lay my hands on enough to pay my creditors." "Thank God!" said Clara fervently. "The sum Is less than I thought, and our resources considerably more. We have been able to do it with ease." "With ease!" The Doctor's brow clouded and his manner grew cold. "I think, Harold, that you would do better to take this money of mine, than to use that which seems to you to be gained with ease." "Thank you, Blr. If I borrowed from any one It would be from you. But my father has this very sum, five thousand pounds, and, as I tell him, I owe him so much that I have no compunction about owing him more." "No compunction! Surely there are some sacrifices which a son should not allow his parents to make." "Sacrifices! What do you mean?" "Is It possible that you do not know how this money has been obtained?" "I give you my word, Doctor Walker, that I have no Idea. I asked my father, but he refused to tell me." "I thought not," said the Doctor, the gloom clearing frcm his brow. "I was sure that you were not a man who, to clear yourself from a lltt'e money diffi culty, would sacrifice the happiness ot your mother and the health of your father." "Good gracious! what do you mean?" "It Is only right that you should know. That money represents the com mutation of your father's pension. Ha has reduced himself to poverty, and in tends to go to sea again to earn a liv ing." "To sea again! Impossible!" "It is the truth. Charles Westmacott has told Ida. He was with him in the City when he took his poor pension about from dealer to dealer trying to sell it. He succeeded at last, and hence the money." "He has sold his pension!" cried Har old, with his hands to his face. "My dear old dad has sold his pension!" He rushed from the room, and burst wildly into the presence of his parents once more. "I can not take it, father," he cried. "Better bankruptcy than that. Oh, if I had only known your plan! We must have back the pension. Oh, mother, mother, how could you think me capable of Buch selfishness? Give me the check, dad, and I will see this man to-night, for I would sooner die like a dog in the ditch than to touch a penny of this money." (TO Bl CONTINUBD.) THE RETORT DISCOURTEOUS. A Bright Little Kewiboy Answers a Lady In a Smart and Cauitio Manner. A small and dirty newsboy worked a paying game for a week or bo down in the shopping districts, says Chicago Tribune. He would don a most pa thetic expression, go up to a woman and say, "Missis, won't you buy a paper? Dis is my birfday and I ain't sold hardly any." Of course he would sell one in nine cases out of ten and would generally get a nickel and be told to keep the change. He must have kept this up fully a week and reaped a bountiful harvest. At last one young woman who had tired of the same story and who became rather skeptical on the subject of the "birfdays," stopped the young genius and remarked in tones clear enough to be heard some little distance, "See here, .little boy, what did you say about your birthday?" "Lady, please buy a paper; dis is my birfday, and I ain't sold but one paper to-day,", whined the young rascal. "Now, little boy, to my certain knowledge you have had a birthday every day this week. Aren't you ashamed to tell such stories?" He was cornered for a minute and stood with head cast down and every appearance of remorse. At last he looked up with a most innocent expres sion and said: "Well, you see, lady, jou en me we're different. I ain't very bid, en I thought I'd have a lot ot birf days to oncet, en den I could quit havln' 'era, like you. See?" She concluded he was past reforming and, slipping a dime in his hand, moved on sighing over the wickedness of the generation, while the young sinner exe cuted a pas seul of his own invention. Think He Ii an Engine. There is now In the county jail at Ann Arbor, Mich., awaiting a vacancy in the Pontiac asylum, a young man who imagines he is a train of cars. He spends nearly all his time in Imitat ing the noises attendant on starting up and stopping a railroad train. Every sound and movement he produces with startling fidelity and detail. When the officer found him he was on the railroad track, and from his actions was just getting up steam. Soon he said It was time to start, ordered the fireman to fill the tank with water and the tender with coal, Imitating every act perfectly.. Then he pulled out the lever and started the train, running so fast that it was necessary to head him off with a horse. Ills whistle for "down breaks" can be heard a mile. He is about 17 years old. The Very Tint. Briggs The first fight on recofd was between Cain and Abel, wasn't it? Rlggs Nah! The first occurred when the serpent took a fall out ot Adam. Well Situated. There is in North Carolina a post office called "Troublesome," not so very far from "liatrlraony." Many a supposed giant has turned out to be only a shadow. We have all blamed Adam for fall lag, but God never did. Do right yourself, and you will help some other man to behave himself. . The poorest people in the world are those who try to keep all they get. ! The devil fears no man's profession when it is is higher than his practice. , Make home like heaven, and you will make the children wont to go there. Mother! who have uied Parker's Ginger Tonic fur jrcanlntlat thai It benefit! wore thin other medlclnea; every form of dUtreii ud week neei yield to it. Some men divide their lives between trying to forget and trying to recover from the effects of trying to forget Hlmleroorni U a simple remedr. but It toltea out the eorna. and wait a cooeolatton It 1(1 MaLti walking a pleasure. ISc, at dru'gliu. Everything good lost in this world will bo found in heaven. Love never has to be watched to see that it does honest work. "Castles in the air are walled in by fancy," remarked the poet. "Faith, I'd prefer a rale fence," said Pat There are eleven daily newspapers in China nine printed in Chinese, one in English and one in French. The cellar in the bank of France re sembles a large warehouse. Silver coin is stored there in 800 large bar rels. 100 Reward, 11100. The readers of this paper will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreaded disease that science has been able to cure in all its stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only positive cure now known to the medical fraternity. Catarrh being constitutional disease requires a con stitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is tiken Internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease and giving the patient strength by building up the con stitution and assisting nature In doing Its work. The proprietors have so much faith In Its curative powers that they offer One Hundred Dollars for any case that It falls to cure. Send for list of testimonials. Adlress P. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Sold by druggists: 76c. Hall's Family Pills, 25c. The greater the house built on the sand, the greater will be the loss. When our hearts refuse to pray as Christ teaches, he is no longer our Lord. UTS -All Fltaatorpedrreebynr.Klliie'eGreet er Kiwtorer. NoFluafirrttwdreiilay'awe. arvelou.curea. Treatlnoan.l 2 trial bottlefwt. kit cawe. utud to Dr. KllueJtil roUiit.,r'ulla.,i,a Every trial God permits us to have, is to teach us something new about Christ ir the Baby I Cutting Tee BesureaiiduM that old ud well-triad remedy, KM. Wumlow'i Soothwo Siavr for Children Teething. Prove that there is no devil, and ev ery man in the world will be your friend. As soon as we begin to have peace with God, wo begin to have war with aelf. The man whose heart is set on things perishable, loses all when they perish. A llinghampton factory girl befriend ed nn old man, and as a consequence was left 843,000 when he died a few days ago. French horsemeat is 7 cents a pound. If Troubled With Bore Eye Jackson's Indian Eye Salvo will positively cure them. J5o at all drug stores. Salvation Army work has penetrated Denmark. It is said there are no religious per iodicals published in Idaho. "Hanson's Kaglo Corn Balve." Warrant! to cure or money refunded. Aaa foul drutrxlft fur it. Trice li centa. All branches of protestanism have in Europe an estimated mcmbwship of 80,812,000. ITet-emiin' Camphor lee with Glycerine. Cum Chapped llaiulit and Kaee, Teluler or Hore Feet, Chilblaliu, I'llea, Ac C. U. Clark Co., Mew Haven, Cfc Rev. D. S. Gregory, D. D., LL. D., has succeeded to the editorship of The llomilctic Review. About two-thirds of all the Protest ants in the world belong to the Anglo Saxon race; that is, 100,000,000 of the total. 1 SarsopariHa Sense, i Any sarsaparilla is sarsaparilla. True. So any tea is tea. So any flour is flour. But grades differ. You want the best. It's so with sarsaparilla. There are grades. You want the best. If you understood sarsaparilla as well as you do tea and flour it would be easy to determine. But you don't. How should you ? When you tre going to buy a commodity whose value you don't know, you pick out an old established house to trade with, and trust their experience and reputation. Do so when buying sarsaparilla. Ayers Sarsaparilla has been on the market fifty years. Your grandfather used Ayer's. It is a reputable medicine. 1 here are many sarsapaniias. But only one Ayer's. IT CURES. Highest of all in jLaveaing Power. 1 FotIsip AnSOUUVEWt PURE Paper belts gain favor. Tucson has a woman butcher. Our shoo exports are booming. Oregon has 605,000 acres in pears. 'Frisco is to havo a 15-story edifice. A man hates everybody's dog but his own. No man likes to order things for the house. A camel can work eight days with out drinking, and a man can drink eight days without working. A Hearty Welcome To returning pence by dny and tranquility at night la eitended by the rheuinatio patient who owea theae bieeeingi to Hoatetter'i Stomach Bitten. Don't delay tho uae of title fine anodyne for pain and purifier of the blood an Instant beyond the point when the dlseaee manifest! Itself. Kidney trouble, dyepepeio. ''Ter complaint, la grippe and irregularity of the bowel! are renews ana curea by the Bitten. Every man longs to be a woman just long enough to show what a good wife he would be. If Satan ever laughs it must he at the hypocrites, they are the greatest dupes he has. It seems appropriate enough for a whisky firm to go into liquid-atlon. Because a man is a dwarf is no ex cuse for his being short in his ac counts. A Texas miser keeps everything un der lock and key, and he even bolts his food. "I'll see you later," as the boxer said when his opponent had closed both his peepers. What others drink distresses a tee tolar more than it does others, fre quently, A handsome female photographer ought to do a good business with her taking ways. I could not get along without Piso's Cur for Consumption. It always cures. Mrs. E. C. Moultom, Needham.Mass. Oct. 23, 'W It is as easy for some men to be witty as it is difficult for tome to be otherwise than dull. "Never play at any game of chance." The man who hides four aces in his sleeve observes this rule. Whereever God's will is law, nothing but purity can exist Loss of opportunity Is life's greatest loss. Think of suffering with NEURALGIA Years Years Years When the opportunity lies in a bottle of ST. JACOBS OIL. It cures. 6t9MMrMParferoMW Tell Your that you have read that Clair ette Soap is one of the greatest labor- saving inven tions of the time. Tell her that it will save her strength, save her time, save her clothes. The merits of mm appeal at once to every thoughtful woman. It's the best, purest, and most economical soap to be procured. Sold everywhere. Made only by The H. K. FairbanK Company. St Louis. Latest U. S. Gov't import IT The people of the United States use on an average 13,000,000 postage atampt of all kinds each day of the year, or total of 4,380.000,000 per annum. Beloit college has thrown open its doors to women. Thirty-three girla entered with this year's freshman class. Selfishness is a hard snake to kill. ( KNOWLEDGE Brings comfort and improvement and tends to personal enjoyment when rightly used. The many, who live bet ter than others and enjoy life more, with less expenditure, by more promptly adapting tho world's best products to the needs of physical being, will attest the value to health of the pure liquid laxative principles embraced in the remedy, Syrup of Figs. Its excellence is due to it presenting in the form most acceptable and1 pleas ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly beneficial properties of a perfect lax ative ; effectually cleansing the system, dispelling colds, headaches and fevers ana permanently curing constipation. It has given satisfaction to millions and met with the approval of the medical profession, because it acts on the Kid neys, Liver and Bowels without weak ening them and it is perfectly free from every objectionable substance. Byrup of Figs is for sale by, all drug gists in 50c and f 1 bottles, but it is man ufactured by the California Fig Byrup ' Co. only, whose name is printed on every package, also the name, Syrup of Figs, and being well informed, vnu will aot accept any substitute if offered. TBB AKRMOTOR CO. half the world wlnf.mill bualneea, berauw It haa reduced Itoeoet of find power to 1 .11 what ltwaa. It boa many branch n houeea, and auppllea It! fooda and repair! A i at your door, ltcananddoee furnish a A ,, better article lor leaa mooey than fJU """"J other It make! Pomvliuf ana I ioeareC, Steel. Galranlaed-after- """lOompletlon Wlndmllla, TtlUnc . ,jr and Fixed hieel Towere, Bteet Bun Saw AFraniea, Steel feed Gutter! ancTlWd Grimier. On application It will name one 1,4 of to dm artldea that It wUI turn Inn until -. January M at 13 the uaual price. It alao makea Tank! and Ponipa of all aimia. Send for catalogue. F artery: llta. Rockwell lie Flllaere Street!, Cilcaf. Wife a. DRUG STOCK & FIXTURES FIRST CUffl, Cleau, well aolevtod 8 lock 01 JJruga wilii uxiuraa WILL SELL CHEAP FOR CASH. Addreai Frank Bonner, 1st K. Emporia Atenoe, WICHITA KANSAS. PARKER'S K HAIR BALSAM J Cleem and bMatilUe Ike bale. PromotM a luxuriant fiewtfe. " never Fella to Beetore Ormy Heir to it Youthful Color. v '.-. Cum tlp diMMi a b.lr kiiiM P-yjlll"nlllnJt ntuHl-, VARICOCELE CRRED Rupture and Piles no pay. We Fala aw Cattle Particular! Tree). Addreai Pr.H.J.Walttler.tlba Deliware, Kan.CllT." 1 4J I U i J Waahlncton, V.C SurTOHMfu v Prosecute iinimn. BJ T i-. ...1 Vftfmtnar n.S. PeaalOD ijrelnlart war, laajutlu-aUuid'"". attyince. M I i e O 1 1 Bale for loratl nrrokior.llrerore. k MifttnAL or hidden trMur. Fr parUeulaf! adurae H. U. Kowuta. Boi ' SoulhinHun.cona- MM II .a.'aa,. HS. & a lit BeatCuutfb orruo. Taatc me in time, twin or cronn.i. T W. N. tJWICHITA-VOL, 8, SO. 47. When AaawerluR Ailvertlaementi IMeaie Mention Tbli Taper.