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This frowning old fortress, its bas tions and curtains and parapets cov- -n rm mining w xonr- ered with tuo Ir08t of ages, 8tanP8 near the head of Matanzas Bay and within four hundred yards of where I'm writing this. It was begun by Menendez in 15G5, coincident with his set tlement of St. Augustine, but was not completed, how ever, until 176G. It is built on the plan of a trapezium, after the Vauban plan, and has four bastions, four cur tains, twenty-six casemates, four dungeonB, terreplein, parapet and rampart, corridor, banquet, superior slope, scarp and couuter-scarp walla, connecting demiluue and two half demilunes, covered way extending from counter- scarp to the glacis, except on water front, which has a water battery built by Uncle Sam in 1842; uiie watch tower, three sentry towerB grenelled for riflemen, two drawbridges crossing the moat, and one portcullis. There arc other things too numerous to montion; butthese, I'm suro, will give your lay readers a very comprehensive idea of what I'm driving at. The entrance to this thrice-named structure San Juan do Tinas, San .Marco and Fort Marion is over a draw bridge to the ravelin and across a bridge to the portcullis. On crossing the portcullis you pass through the mas sive door into the sallyport; on the right are two guard , rooms and a dungeon. This dungeon was evidently used for the confinement of prisoners for minor offenses. It was in this cell that Coacoochee and Talums Hadjo were confined. These Indians starved themselves for several days, until very much emaciated; they were transferred to the Courtroom with Osceola, where they made their escape through iron 'bars eight inches apart, running horizontally across the ventilator. Next to the door are three niches cut in the wall by Osceola to enable him to climb upiind sit on the ledge of the window over the door looking into the quadrangle. The casemate to the left of the sallyport was the commandant's quarters, and had a small fireploce. The next casemate was for the staff and other officers of the garrison. The next was used for the same purpose, except when the Bishop "HTlntr taken your wondeifnl "Cterl" for inroa luoniuii anil Loins eimreir cured ot iloiuicn catarrh ami 1ipcrla, I think a want or pralis Ii aasvo-'umcarcur'iurineirnonneriaicnmpofiwon, 1 hars taken numerom oihr lo-calleil remedlat bat without avail and I On it that Caaearrti rrltar mora In a 1t than all the otbera 1 bare taken would In a year " .. Jainoi ilciinne, ids Mercer St., Jerier CHr, K. J. Best For The Dowels iaWOCittClO CANDY CATHARTIC Pleaiant, Palatable Potent, Taita Good, Do (load. NeTer Sicken, V eaken or Urlpe, 10c, SSc. 59c. Nerer old In bnlk. 1 he genuine tablet itarnped OOO. Qnaranteed to enra or xonr money back. Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or N.Y. 59J ANNUAL SALE, TEN MILLION DOXES &-W w, ft31 tis$&&K&!& vflwKivV'lil co DEKALB LODUK, I. O. O. T. Iteifulur meeting of IJcKftlb Lodge No. 1!, I.O. 0. V, at DeKalb Lodge Hall at 7:00 thU eTerrmp II. II. Polmtt, N.'G John W.Tbompion.Seoretary. came to Florida toviBit his Diocese, when itvsas used for his PmjT AflPVl Al M quarters; as he came but seldom it was used for officers' i W MM H l I gk ouarters nrincinallv. The next casemate was the Court-, 1 I rl HI I rln room, it has n raised platform for the officers composing tho Court. On the next door is the last one of the origi nal Spanish locks of very largo dimensions, which was first locked, then a large bolt with a hasp closed the first keyholo and locked with a padlock; this door is strapped inBideand out and bolted through the straps about five inches apart, so arranged that if tho woodwork ahould be burned or cut away no one could et through the bars. The woodwork has been renewed; the lock and bars are original; the doors were thus constructed to all of the casema'tes. 'In the Northwest corner is the caeemato that leads into the magazine; in this room is a niche very peculiarly shaped. For what purpose it wus con structed no one can tell. There is a tradition that the first room was used for the Council. II the commandant wished to find out what action any member of that body took on any measures that he put before thorn, he could conceal himself in this nicho in the magazine and .find out what action each member of the Council had token. There iB a small aperture from the nicho into the Council room, but not discerniblo from that room. The next room of historical importance is the Chapel. In this is the niche for the patron saint, St. Augustine, and the altar. The adjoining rooms were used ordinarily for the dormitories, and the records of the colony, and for condemned prisoners to hear Mass before they were exe cuted. At that time they could not bring a condemned prisoner into a Ciupel; the moment he had a chance to kneel at the altar ho could claim the right of sanctubry. In the wall near the spring of the arch is a part of the old timbers that ciossed the room to support the platform for the choir; on the right are tho old timbers where the con fessional was fastened to the wall a round circular place for the Priest aud for the person to confens; next is'a por tion of tho two fouotB for holy water. Vhoian give the history of this Chapel? We know that eome of the bright est, best and most patiiotic Spanish Clergy bine cele-, brated Mass within its walls. During the attacks and sieges of this fortress, when they have been driven from their Monastery, Church and Chapel, they gathered within these walls to minister, assist and console their flock. Can we estimate the value of the.lunor of this noble band of brothers during the long Bieges, when the weeping mothers, wives, sisters and daughters were expecting every moment to have some one of the loed ones brought to them dead or wounded? They were not safe at the altar from the flying shot and bursting shell. Nor when celebrating Mass or giving the last sad rites to the dead were they secure from danger. Tho next room of historical importance is the pennan carrah. There were six crosses fastened to the wall on the right hand Bide of this room, and a large cross at the back with two largo shrines, and two emnller shrines to tho richt and left of the large cross. This was used for Washington's w '.i-T-; - wa Bedroom Waa never decorated -with such wallpapers as tho simplest room of today shows when papered wltk an inexpensive, dainty and Frenchy effect, as is shown at this time. Washington's Birthday will remind you that housecleaning time is near, so we beg to announce- to our patrons and prospective ones that we handle Wallpaper $ Paints Of all kinds. Floor Oil 35c per gallon. Big 4 amd Mica Axle Grease 6c per box. Respectfully, The RYDER PAINT STORE? MAYSVILLE, KY. WTANDOTTETRint, I, O. It. X. Regular Council of WyandottnTrlbeNo.3 kbit evening at 7.0O. Clilefa will pleaie take novlee and attend lame. W O. Colbukh, Sachem. Duke White, 0. of R. " CLOVER, TIMOTHY and! OATS. HIGH-GRADE ONLY. Quality Remembered long After Price is Forgotten. J- O- EVERETT cSc GO- the punishment of prisoners; they were chained under these crosses for punishmeut; tho chains were attached to a bolt in the wall, it wus fastened under tho arms with cross chains over the shoulders, holding the pri'oners in an upright position so thep could neither tit norjie down. There nie two parallel lines at the spring of the arch with large half circles above and small circles below. At the entrance to this dungeon is a large circle with small circles centering on it; this entrance hits been cut out at some time and then made narrower again; a small part geons. Unusual Bargains In going through our stock we have taken all our odds and ends in Patent Leather 8hoes and have placed thorn on a ''Cheap Table." In Women's Patent Leather Shoes. $3, $4 and $5 SHOES, to make them go we are going to sell them for See our window for tho biggest bargains of the season tplsVV BARKLEY'S SHOE STORE i jH MMHWaMM tmm im ' ' D FURNITURE Investigate tho unequulcd values wo are offering in all departments. You'll bo delighted" with tho complete neasol tho assortment, the beauty of tho styles"' and pat terns, but you. can't begin to appreciato our Furniture" from the advertisements; SEE THE STOCK FOR YOURSELF We lead all in Quality. Quantity and Low Prices. CASH OB CREDIT -lilfc J We are nowcarrying the new Duostyle Dining Ta ble, which is. constructed of tho most beautifully grained quartered oak and is very highly polished, a sample of wnicn may no inuuu in our vti wjuuow. BRISBOIS & DIENER PROPRIETORS, West Second I 11 I Street. Uont'a Silk Sal ft opens tomorrow, Tho World's Sunday-school Convention has boon called to meet at Washington in 1910. Lent 40 daja of it begini tomorrow. In anticipation the social ieason has coma to an end; do weddings, theater pirtiei and the ainal slump in busioeie. Tomorrow the State National Bank and Mitchell, Finch & Co.'a Dank will begin paying out $170,000 to Mason county farmers on To bacco Warehouse receipts. News reaches here this morniog from Bwing that William Throckmorton, formerly of this city, was called ti his door at Fairview last night and shot by an aisassin. Ho was married in this city last Thursday to Ules Elizabeth Schroggs, ane had just returned home from a bridal trip to Cincinnati. Blood bounds from this city were sent out this morning to trail the would-be murderer. The County Democratic Convention to select delegates to attend the District Convention to be held in Brooksville tomorrow morning met at the Courthouse yesterday afternooi at the appointed hour. The meeting was called to order by Gordon Sulser, County Chairman, with U. Brown, Socretary, and on motion the temporary organization was made permanent. The proceedings were short and to the point. After calling reports from Precinct Chairmen, and all baring responded, lion. J. N. Kehoe offered a set of rcaolutions.which were promptly adopted, and on motion the Convention ad journed. All Democrats prosent were ap pointed delegates and instructed to vote as a unit for C. D. Newell for Circuit Judge, and whllo there were no instructions for Common wealth's Attorney, it Is tacitly understood the delegation will be for HeaBessey. H ft !& aLmmmt lV?! rT Hk. fl of this wall has been broken away. The door was com posed of three tiers of iron bars on bro.id iron plates; two tiers vertical and one tier horizontal intersecting every two inches. v ThiB dungeon was evidently used foi geperal prisoners, The room is thirty feet long on the West side, sixteen feet on the East side, seventeen on the South and twenty on the North, makiug part of a triangle. The entrance to the next room is through an aperture six feet high and two feet four inches wide. This room is five feet wide at the Eaat end and seven at the West, and twenty feet long, fifteen feet high to the center of the arch. The next room it entered through an aperture thirty inches in height by three feet wide; this room is twenty feet in length, thirteen in width and seven feet high. These two roomB have been the wonder of thousands of people since they were first discovered in 1S35. rfome ery curious legends have been related about them. Some historians claim that one was the magazine, others say that it was tho place for the disposal of rubbish for the garrison. The magazine was in tho Northwest bastion. This is shown on a copy of the plan from the Spanish Govern ment to the War Department. "These two rooms were built to cover a secret entrance to tho castle, and were evi dently built lor that purpose after several attempts had been made to build a gallery from this inner room to some point outside the castle. It was found to bo impractica ble. They had to sink a shaft nearly twenty feet to cou ncct with a gallery under tho moat. Thoy found they could not drive tho piling' for the foundation of tho gal lery in the limited spaco they had to work in or keep. tho water from penetrating into the shaft and gallery. The work was abandoned. No one outsido the officials and tho troops of the garrison knew that tho attempt was made to build a secret passageway from this inner room to the outside of tho fort. After abandoning tho work tho entrance to the first secret room was walled up. It was evidently closed with a solid iron door gn theoutside, and walled up solid on tho inside. Tuero was a small concealed entrance from tho terreplein, into this room; it was-by this giving away while they were moving one of the heavy cannon across Ibis man-hole that these rooms were discovered in 1835, fourteen years after the Fort hud been transferred to tho United States. In this room wore cross timbers and racks for the punishment of prisoners in extreme cases. There were two iron doori closing the entrance to the next room that opened in and out and could be opened only from the side where they wcro closed. It is in this room, tradition says, that two remaining are the two places in the wall where the cages wore fastened. If they were confined there, what was it for? Who were they? Whit crime had they committed if any? m i It is probable that the crime committed was that ot being in the way of some person of rank and power. If they had committed a crime against the laws of the land they could have been brought to trial and disposed of withoutthetroubleof immuring them in these secretdun- I am told by those who have been through all tho noted dungeons in the Old World that there are none to equal these two rooms. Ouce confined within its gloomy walli death was certain within a few hours, without the least possible chance of escape. It was a strong rod to hold over people to threaten them with the acquaintance o'f these rooms, knowing that if they were sentenced by the Court, or inquisition, to be confined within their gloomy walls they would never more be heard of in this world. None but the officials knew what became ol them. What a terror to evil-doers to threaten them with the acquaintance of these terrible dungeons! The laet room of historical importance is the room to the right under the arch, which was used for tho hospi tal. There is a niche in this room on the left hand side as you go in, where, tradition saye, there was found eighteen thousand dollars concealed. At the end, is a very peculiar niche, which is supposed to have been UBed for the de.ul until they were sent to their last resting place. In the moat facing the Matanzas, to the right and left on the inner sides of tho bastions, are a large number of bullet holes, which were made in the execution of pris oners. No ouc that has not visited this old fortress can con ceive what it is. One should sit within its casemates and listen to the screech of those peculiar birds that nett and hatch their young within its walls the monkey faced owl, one of the quaintest birds on this continent and view the peculiar shadows cast on i's gray and aged walls, or from its lofty watch-tower see the moon rising out of tho broad Atlantic, casting a flood of light ,-like burnished silver over tho water. This is one of tb.ejtow places on this continent that takes ub back to tho foaicl ages. On this broad terreplein is one of the finest' promenades in the United States. Who can eay that this is not one of the most historical points in all 'our broad land? Of course the old Fort is now dismantled, andia maintained by Uncle 6am simply as ono.of his most prc cious souvenirs. When garrisoned, its armanent com prised one hundred guns and a thousand men. .Its frowning battlements and sepulchral vaults will Btawl long after we and those ot our day shall be number with the misty past of which it ib a mute memorial, r 01 the legends connected with its dark chambers and prifoa vaults, tho chains, tho rack and wheel, the ekcletoii walled in its secret recesses, thero's much to say; bus: 'twere better to say it within its grim Iwalls, whero the eye and tho imagination go hand in band inweaving . web of mystery and awo over its .sad associations to tho dolcmn sound' of grating bolts and cUnlcing,cuaiB8. RAT If A If F Kills Rats, Mice IY1 1 -IVilYL and Roaches No smell. Dries up the body. PRICE 15 CENTS. J. JAMES WOOD & SQgf SEEDS J , ; '! ;1 fi !: f i W V irUv5).i