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SKlUiK.WT JOHN II. HOUINSON
(Continued from yesterday.) My Virginia friend uas not in- j cllned to believe my story, telling roe tha t people had been Tooled and sent to prison from that county, for j giving the same information that*! asked for. 1 did not Insist on his telling me anything that he might feel uneasy about, so I asked him 1 to direct me the way to port Tooac- j co, the county town of Charles coun ty, Maryland, which he said he was unable to do, but directed me where I would strike a road which would lead to a ferry across the creek, i about a mile up from the Potomac, and probably I could get directions there. I bid my man good bye, go ing in the direction pointed out by him. It was not part of my inten tion to find my way to Port Tobac co, but to find a skifT, If there was one in the neighborhood, whereby I might cross the river to the Vir ginia side. This man that I lost talked to had told me I would find none along the river, that they ha.l all been destroyed or run up the , creeks to keep the people from run ning the blockade. When 1 arrived al the ferry I found the ferryman out fishing in a skiff, and upon call he came to me. whereupon I asked him to convey me across the creek, which he did, while crossing he eyed me very closely and said, you are from the ' other side of the river, are you not? I said yes. I am aiming lo go back to the Virginia aide. He further en quired of me, how I was going to cross. I told him I would pay some man a good price to take me across 1 in a skifT. after night; to thiR he re plied that I would hardly find a man 1 that would undertake it, for ir he i did and it was found out, he would f be sent off to prison, and advise i me to take a skiff myself to carry me over, that there were plenty oi them up and down the creek. By my conversation with him I sought ) to impress him with the thought that I knew nothing about handling a skifT. and that I did not know how to swim, and that 1 might meet death on the water, if I tried the ex periment. i enquired or him for directions that would lead me to Port Tobac co, which he was kin i enough to give me, all the while, however, 1 was examining the makeup of his skiff, which was about l | feet long and probably three feet wide, and in the center of wM?'n was neat paddle about three f* »t long. If th<? man had been a mind reader he would have put a lock or Ills skin that night. On landing, I thanked my little man for his uerrlcos and proponed <•> , ay him, bu h would have noth ing. I gave him a hardy hand shake and bade nim good b»o He was the last man thit I enquired of about the route of port Tobacco. I started off in the direction that be had told me to ..o to reach the road leading to Port Tobacco, but 1 did not go more than half a mile until [ found a thick cluster of ma ple saplings, all from the same hol low stump. Thesd saplings were several steps from the road, hut Into their midst 1 slipped and hid, my self away and waited for the com ing of night, and as soon as tue dark appeared, i was j>n my way back to the rreok, where as goo 1 luck would have 1t. I fuond a skiff, ami I need not tell where I found it or whose It was, but I appropri ated It, and off I went down thp creek towards the river. There was about two Inches of water in the skiff and after running about half a mile and getting to an open space where I could see no houses close by, I pulled off my boot and dipped out the wnter, but the boat leaked. When 1 struck the Potomac, I found the tide running high, and I had no guide except the stars of heaven. After 1 had gotten about a mile from the Maryland shore, the clouds eovered the heavens and ob scured my guide. looking ahead I discovered tw’o lights, which were apparently several miles apart, and l»y this time the surface of the water was geeting exceeding ly rough. lespeKdally for ono that was not accustomed to the flow of tidewaters. Sometimes If looked or appeared to me as though my lit tle skiff would be swamped, for-at one moment it would turn a rear summersault, in antoher moment it appeared to be going head foremost to the bottom of the river; then there would come along a broad older and throw my little bark on edge nnd I would brace myself to keep from being spilled out out into the water. While all this was going on i was not doing much paddling, but trying to keep on top. and as soon as the big waves would pass I would take up niy little paddle and dig away, then throw it down and put iny hand In the wator to »*■<• whether i( was running to stein nr stern, but the water was go rough and night so dark I could not tell whether I was making headway or not. Hy the time I reached what 1 supposed to be near the middle of the river I began to think I would make a fine sailor; my little hark behaved so nicely on the smoother water that I suspected she had been there before and had got ted used to all the tricks of a rising tide, and so after a little while I became very brave and began to think 1 would compare favorably as a (raftsman with our American Indians In his hark canoe on the Fathef of Wa ters. *>> ^r-rfl «ri| V F soon found myself near but be low the upper light boat, and after passing the line of these boat* I had nothing for a guide and concluded It was heat to wait for the moon to rise, and while *«. waiting. Just drift ing up the stream with the tide 1 found that the tide had carried me above the upper light boat, and just then 1 was startled by the puff of a steamer not more than one hundred yarda below vrtp anil apparently driv ing directly at me. 1 Immediately seised my paddle and gave a few rapid stroke* In order to get out of the way of this steamer, and then fell flat on the bottom of my skiff In order to hide niyseif or prevent sny one from the boat from seeing me |n less time than It takes to tell It, the steamer was hy my side and within twenty feet of me, and Just then some one on the boat hal looel. “hello! who Is there? Shoot Wm! Shoot hlm!“ I thought I would be llr«*d on in an Instant and niade no answer, but tried to keep my eye on them. The suction from the rear of the passing steamer turned iny little skiff half way around, and then 1 thought they were checking up s]>eed to pick me up. but lu this 1 was mistaken, dor they were pulling and moving straight ahead. I had determined when I hcvrd the cry of “shoot him to hold uiy peace until at least they had made one shot, before I was ready to surrender Whether they raw me or not. I do not know, but their light shined on me so plairly that 1 did not see very well how they could have overlooked me. but this may have been mere imagina tion on my part, however. I thought it best to get off the line of light boats at once and before another steamer could come along, and so 1 picked up my paddle and made an other pull for Dixie, having the two light boats referred to as my guide, by glancing backwards, first on the right nnd then on the left, trying to keep my bark something like equi distant from these two lights or at. the same angle from my course. I drove about a mile by this means and then the moon ap|>eared and the water became quiet, hardly a ripple on the surface. From this time on I made the moon my guide but could not tell whether 1 was go ing directly to the IVrginia shore, but knew it must be something near It. My ride for the rest of the way was very pleasant, and 1 could see that my little bark was parting the water off on either side, which told me that I was making headway, which I could not tell In the early part of tlie n»ght. At last oi 1 Dixie crime to view, and like the ten thousand, when they first sa v the glimpse of the sea. they € vie 1 out. “the sen. the seal'* nnd so lu*a:t hc.it hiyh when I realised that I would soor. be on the soil of my nativ? land, I cried out, “the land! the lini!” CONCORD STATE NORMAL HCIKX>L. A tin ns, W. Va. The Concord State Normal la now In a very prosperous condition. The general satisfaction on the part of the pupils and patrons is evidence of thorough work In school. The faculty is one of the strong est In the state. 'Pupils taking work under any one of the raeulty know that the work will be first class In every respect. There will be* review classes formed next term for all who wish to take the teachers’ examination. All pupils graduating >om this school will receive a numurr one certificate, when they receive their Normal course diploma. The music department Is strong Its management Is first clasH. All pupils taking music, will be fur nished a piano for practice free. The department of elocution will be under the management of one of the strongest teachers In the state and the instruction will be llrst class Spring term begins March 24, 1908. If you wish to know any thing about the school write to the principal. C. L. DEMIS, Principal. NOTR E OF TRESTLE S KALE. Ry virtue of authority vested in me by deed of trust bearing date on the 12th day of March, 1907, exe cuted by (5. W. Ruble to the under signed, Win. E. Ross, ’ Trustee, to secure to Susan Harvey, Admx., the payment of certain negotiable notes therein described, and recorded in the clerk's office of the County Court of Mercer County, West Vir ginia, in Trust Deed Rook No. 15. page 105, the undersigned will otter for sale nt public auction to the highest bidder in front of the City Hall of Dluefleld, West Virginia, on the 25th day of March. 1908, at 4 o'clock p. m., the following proper ty: 1 DIack Horse named “Nig,” and 1 Grey Horse named "George.’ Said sale will be made ihpon the following terms: Cash in hand on *lay of sale. WM. E. ROSS, Trustee. Ij.AHT real Daughter of the Revolution I Hod at .Age of IOI, the Result of a Pall. New York, March 13.—Mrs. Rhe na Miller, the last real Daughter of the Revolution, died yesterday at her home, 32 South Fifth avenue, Mount Vernon, aa the result of a fall on Saturday last which broke her arm and hip and caused internal in juries. She larked only a little more than a month of being 101 years old. She was born in Stanford, Conn., and was the daughter of Col. Seth Webb, who was a lieutenant In the coast guard during the revolution. WILLIAMS' KIDNEY PILLS Have you negveMed your Kidneys? Have you overlooked your nervous system caused trouble with your kidneys and bladder? Have you pains In loins, side, back, groins and bladder? Have you a flabby appear ance of the face, especially under th§ eyes. Too requently a desire to pass urine? If so, William’s Kid ney PIU will cure you. Price BOc. For sale by The White Pharmacy Cor. piand street and Princeton ave. A little Lobster Ha.ad, Terrapin, and other things. And In a very little while A doctor's phone bell rings. The terrapin is on his feet, The lobster’s found bis claw, And Judging from the Inner man Their’* Is the "Unwritten Law." The case is quickly diagnosed As Inside Information, On how a lobster and terrapin Can raise ao much tarnation. The trouble found, It was the thing To furnish quick relief. And the way of Rydsle’s Stomach Was Simply beyond belief. WILL KNOW BETTER NEXT IIMr.. Young Reporter In Treuble on His i First Assignment. Reporters aro not born, as some people seem to think, but mado. and sometimes the making is a series .of mishaps A young man Just put op the staff of a Philadelphia paper was handed his police card and assigned JU» a tour of the hospitals and police stations of a certain district. Full of In ’jortanco in the possession of the much-coveted police card, the young man hastened to a hospital. Arrived there he found a side door and. not knowing Just how to proceed, he hunted about until he spied an elec trio push button. He didn’t stop to read the sign over It. but gave It a good shove and stood bark awaiting results They came, in a moment the door was thrown violently open and i two men came rushing out with a stretcher, while behind them followed two nurses and a doctor. The doctor at once accosted the young man. "What is it?” he demanded. "What do you want?” The young man drew himself up. “I'm a reporter.” he said, "and I want a list of accident*." The physician took the young man by the arm and marched him over to the but ton. Ho pointed to tlie sign, which road: "In case of accidents, push.” "Nour 1 want to tell you.” ho said sol emnly, "If you try that tilck again you’ll be in uii accident.” ETHIC8. Ethics Is n pretty good thing after •11. It Is to ethics that the disgruntled make their last appeal, and who of aj#,'tbo way things nre going, Is never disgrntltled? If there were no ethics, H would probably become expedient, If not necessary, to invent one. Ethics Is morality brouglit up to date •fid adapted to the tastes of a fas tidious generation. It resembles mor ality as the porcelain bathtub resem bles the swimming-hole. That is to say, It is more advertised and can bo had In the house. Ethics lakes Its place among the modern conveniences, , morality among the Inconveniences. Business Is business. In a sense less strict, ethics is ethics. Ethics 'and the Zeitgeist aro better j friends thau would appear from their manoor In company.—Idfe Fish Deflected a Torpedo. A school of big llsh swam up Noy&c hay, near Sag Harbor, 1>. I., last week and Investigated the antics of some bigger fish of a variety unknown to ! them, which were cutting straight lines from a torpedo boat to a hull s eye target out in tho bay. They learned that the strange looking flsh i were not sharks and that they swam much faster than anything the big llsh over saw before. When they got in front of one of 1 i the queer flsh It cut straight through I them and left many mangled big hsh to float ashore and toll tho story. This explained why one of the tor pedoes v.aa observed zigzagging curi ously before It struck the target. A shark tried conclusions last summer with a test torpedo, with similar ef fect on tho shark.—N. V World. Famous Collector of Animals. W. T. Hornaday, collector of an! mals. was the originator of the zoo logical gardens at Washington, and is now director of affairs at tho New York zoo. Prof. Hornaday Is prlmar lly responsible for the change In inn scum methods that enables fine now to see a bird or animal ns It actually up peared in life and with something of its natural surroundings, instead of rows of stuffed birds in glass cases Ho has been sent to all parts of the world, collecting, and has written n book of his advcntnics in the Jungle. Aside front the subject of animals, his one hobby Is temperance. The rav ages of runt was what impressed hint most among the savages. A NARROW ESCAPE. Bho raised her blond head from hi* shoulder for a moment. “Do you believo that exercise and lotions and toilet preparations will Improve a woman's looks?” she asked. Ho pressed her blonde curls baek upon his chest. "They couldn't Improve tho looks of some women,” he said. "Whose,” she asked. “Well, yours and Violet Cochrane's, for Instance,” he replied thoughtlessly. “I don’t understand you," she said, raising her head for the second time and chilling him with a look. "We are not at all alike.” I mean,” he replied, turning her head for the second time and think ing quickly, “that your looks couldn't be Improved becauso they are perfect as they are, and that hers couldn’t bo Improved because no amount of work could make her pretty." She sighed a great sigh of content ment and relief, while he drew a deep breath. ' (O CDPA/Q>> <$ . IN 2 4 Harry's Barber Shop Most door to W. t\ Tcloffrnph Co. JA8. JOHNSON, JAKE HARTWELL 811) PERKINS HARY HOLT “THE BIG FOUR” First class service at all times MATHS ATTACHED. J CLASSIFIEOJOIUMN ADS IN Tins COLUMN ONE CENT A WORD. FOR RENT'—Four office rooms, ceutrally located. Apply to C. J. Klnzer or H. B. Kitts. 1-28-tf WANTED—Competent and experi ence salesladies for ladles* de partments. Reference required. Mail application to The Grand leader. Box 616. Bluefleld, K. Vs. 3-9-2t LOST—Pocket book containing $17 In cash, check for $25 and papers valuable to owner only. Retain money and wend pocket book and contents by mail to F. O. F. llar boaon. P. O. Box 706. FOR RENT Four rooms ou Car roll street, near whops. Five room house South Bluefleld. Apply to I. K. Morgan, Mall Carrier No. 2. 3-9-2t for RENT Three store-rooms on Raleigh street. C. O’Leary & s -l 2 C-tf i K S N r Some good 'of floe rooms on Princeton avenue. C. O'Leary & Son. 2-6-tf colt RENT I'our roomsT with porches and pantry, No. 222 Blue field avenue. T. H. R. Christie. Fresh eggs. 24c. per dozen. Till.' STEPTOK CASH SUPPLY CO. 3-10-31 59 Bluefleld Avo. HKLTON & JOHNSON, first door went of Presbyterian Church, manufacture to order tables of all kinds and sizes, build store fix tures, and do general repair work. Terms reasonable. 3-9-2t DR. WM. T. JENKINS OCULAR ItKKItAOTlONIAT. Spectacles and artificial eyes fitted. Lenses Matched, Frames RojVi'.ed. CONSULTATION KIIKK. •127 Princeton Avo. Hluefleld, W. Vn. JANUARY 12, 1008. lyoav'o 8:15 a. in. for Roanoke, Norfolk and all points on the Shen andoah division, gunman Sleeper Roanoke to New York, via Hagers town. Pullman -Parlor Car Roanoke to Norfolk. 0:45 a. m. Tor Roanoke, Rich mono # Norfolk. Pullman Sl<*o|>**r. DiiiinK Car to Roanoke. Parlor Car Roanoko to Norfolk. 2:55 p. m. for ltoanoke and Lynch burg and intermediate stations and the Shenandoah Vnlley. Philadelphia and Now York. Sleeper to Philadel phia. Cafe Car Gary and Roanoke. 0:28 p. in. for Roanoke, Lynch burg Richmond, Norfolk. Pullman Sleeper to Roanoke and Pullman Sleeper Roanoke to Norfolk. Leavo Blueeld 8:20 p. m. for Ken ova, Columbus and all points West and Northwest. Pullman Sleeper for Columbus and Cincinnati. Cafe Cars. 8:55 a. in. Pullman Sb-oper for Columbus, Toledo. Cafe Dlnlnj? Car. l>*ae 9:03 a. in. nnd 2:25 p. m. daily for Tazewell, Norton and all stations on Clinch Valley division. Arrive from Norton nnd points on the Clinch Valley division at 2:40 p. m. and 8:25 p. in. l>eave (5:45 a. m. for Kenova and Intermediate stations via Wayne. Leave 5:10 a. m. and 2:40 p. in. for Welch and Intermediate stations. Call on a«ent Norfolk and West ern Hallway for tickets, maps and additional information. W, P REVILL, O. P. A., Typewriters For SALE and for RENT We have on hand the following second-hand and rebuilt machines: T No. 3 Olivers, with long and short < arrlages. $75 and $«r». 1 No. 3 Olivers, Regular, very little used, $55 to $75. ’ No. 5 Underwood, 75,000 serial, $fJ5 cash, $75 time, i Ullck'-nsderfer, No. 7, almost new, $25. I Manhattan, *'B,” almost new, $25. I Commercial Visible, $10. '» Brand New No. 5 Olivers. The No. 5 Oliver Is the king of the typewriter world today. More OLlVKItS have been sold In West Virgiit hi in I be past two years than all otlter writing machines combined. Room 50, State Bank Bldg. Itl.UHFlFM). W. VA. THOMAS K. I’F.FItV, M. !»., Specialist, F.yc, Far, N'ose and Throat, niiirflrld, VV. Va. Occnllst for V. A W. Railway. Do You Know Have Just Completed Our Modern Woodworking Plant? Our plant Is 75x140, 4-story with a two-story |„ 50x100. Railway oars run along aide of the L and direct through the center of main building. Prom this track In center of building In a largo elevator. ixl8, connecting the four floors and making thorn about the same sh ground floor as far as the railway track Is concerned. For wagon and street conveniences, wagon can enter the grouud floor and drive all over it, then aa the Htrcet grado raises It enables us to drlvo to each floor at two or more places, making all floors the same as ground floors as far aa tho street is concerned. This complete mill was erected on ground not heretofore used by us in our large building material bus iness. Combining these two you enn readily see it places us in posi tion t«> supply anyone with everything necessary lu house-building. Wo also invite any orders for special work or any kind made of wood. We would appreciate any Inquiries nml extend to you u special In vitation to make us n personal vlBlt. Saxon Lime and Lumber Go. Bluefield, West Virginia M 11,144, OFFICK ANI» VARIKS, ItOANOKK NT It KPT. lio.x 4W2. THUNK 7H. EDWIN MANN, l»r..ldMt. WALTER O. POLLOCK. CuMer. L. A. HOOPKR, A..L Cuhk>r. The First !•' a.tioi\a.l B^rvk BLUEFIELD. WEST VIRGINIA ( Al’ITAL, 9100,000. SURPLUS, $200,000. UNJ>1VII>K,|> PROMTS, $40,000. TOTAL RESOURCES ON HAND ONE-THIRD MILLIONS THREE PER CENT. PAID ON TIME DEPOSITS IK) YOUR RANKING RIHINE88 WITH THE OLDEST AND STRONGEST HANK IN TOWN 7o the Patrons and Friends of Kitts Printing Company We beg to announce that on January ist wc consolidated with the Bluestone Publishing,Company and removed our plant to No. 55 Bland street. By this consolidation we increased our facilities at least three-fold, and with the same force of workmen, added to the force of the Bluestone Publishing Company, we are well prepared to take care of orders. Mr. Kitts will continue to make estimates and look after office details and Mr. Poland will*superintend printing as heretofore. Any order heretofore given Kitts Printing Company may be duplicated by giving the date and name of the job, with the quantity wanted, either by phone (503), letter or personal call. An exact duplicate as to style and quality may be had if desired Thanking you one and all for past favors we solicit a continu ance of same in our new home. Very truly, KITTS PRINTING CO Bluestone Publishing Co., Successor. I HE PENIS MU1 UAL LIFE INSURANCE CO. " 1 ■' —■——» —''IJMMJ.l! W I i M TTf^ n^.JI'WIII II |^f—————— Assets Over . . . $90,000,000 Surplus Over . . 5,000,000 THE BEST COMPANY FOR THF. POLICY HOLDER . . . E. H. EASLEY, General Agent, Bluefield, West Va.