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FAIR PLAY v -J i y. Tj VOLUME XXXVII. STJfl. GENEVIEVE, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1900. NUMBER 39. wsi. jam ixtfTMit. &r 7-3 Is; PRESIDENT SENDS 1UI STRONG MESSAGE ACCOMPANYING reports I OF THE CONSERVATION CONGRESS Purges needed legislation Document in a Measure Is a De fense of ths 'fistlriiuj Administration Duty of the Present Generation to Its Descendants Pointed Out Obli gations of Citizenship Urgent Need for the Development of the Coun try's Water Power. WnslihiKton. Willi the transmission of the report of tlio national conservation enminlsHlon nnil accompanying papers. President Itoosevelt also sent a message to congress. The following Is a coin pieli'iiitiUs ynopsls of the document: Tho president declares his entire con currence with the HtutcmcntH anil con clusions of tlio report and proceeds! "It Is one of tlio most fundamentally Important documents over laid before tlio American people. It contains the first In ventory of Its natural resources ever iiuule by any nation. In condensed form It presents u statement of our available capital In material resources, which nro the means of progress, and calls atten tion to the essential conditions upon which the perpetuity, safety and welfare f this uutloii now ro3t and must alwnyH continue to rest. "The facts set forth In this report con stitute an Imperative call to action. The sltuutlon they dlseloso demands that we, I .J " , . President Roosevelt. neglecting for n time, If need be, smaller and loss vital questions, shall conceiitrnto an effective, part of our attention upon tin- great material foundations of na tional existence, progress, and prosperity. "The tlrst of nil considerations Is tho permunent welfare of our people; and true moral welfare, the highest form of welfare, con not permanently exist save on a firm and lusting foundation of mate rial well-being. In this respect our situ ation Is far from satisfactory. After every possible nllownnco has been made, and when every hopeful Indication has been glen Its full weight, tho facts still .give reuson for gravo concern. It would be unworthy of our hlslury raid our In telligence, and disastrous to our future, to shut our eyes to theso facts or nt tempt to laugh them out of Wirt. Tho people should and will rightly demand that the great fundamental questions .liall be given nttentlon by their rep resentatives. I do not ndvlso hasty or 111 consldereil action on disputed points, but I do urge, whero tho facts nro known, whero tho public Interest Is clenr, thnt neither Inflirteronc and Inortla, nor ad verso private Interests, shall ho allowed to stnnd In tlio way of the public good. "Tho great basic facts nro already well known. Wo know that our population Is now adding about ono-flfth to Its numbers In ten years, and that by tho middle of the present century perhaps 150,000,000 Amnlcans, and by Its ond very many millions more, inuut bo fed and clothed from tho products of our soil. "Wo know now thnt our rivers can and nliould be made to servo our peoplo ef fectively In transportation, but that thn vast expenditures for our waterways havo not resulted In maintaining, much less In promoting. Inland navigation. Thcrofore, lot us take lmmedlnto stops to sscertnln tho reasons ond to prepare and adopt a coniprehenslvo plan for Inlnnd wnterwny navigation that will result in giving the peoplo tho benefits for which they have paid but which they have not yet received. Wo know now that our for ests am fnHt disappearing, that less than onn-llfth of them nro being consorved, and thnt no good purpose can ho met by i lllng to provide tho relatively small sums needed for tho protection, use, and Improvement of all forests still owned by the government, nnd to enact laws to check tho wasteful destruction of the for ests In private bands. "Wo know now that our mineral re sources once oxhnusted nro gone for ever, nnd that tho needless waste of them costs us hundreds of human lives and nearly $300,000,000 n year. Therefore, lot us undertake without delay tho In vestigations necessary boforo our peoplo will be In position, through state action or otherwise, to put an ond to this huge loss and waste, and conserve both our mineral resources nnd tho IIvcb of tho men who take them from tho earth. "This administration hns nchloved some things; It luia sought, hut has not been ublo, to achieve, othors; It hns doubtless mado mistakes; but all It lias dono or attempted hns been In tho single, oonslstont effort to so tniro nnd enlarge tho rights nnd oppor tunities of tho men and women of tho Vnltod States. Wo are trying to con nrvo whit Is good In our social sys 1em, and wb nro striving townrd this end when wo ondenvor to do away with -what Is bad. Success may bo mado too hard for some If It Is mndo too easy for othors, 'I'ho Towards of common Industry and thrift inay bo too small U the rowards for others, and on tho wholo less valuable, qualities, nro made too large, and especially If tho rewards for qualities which nro really, from tho publlo standpoint, undesir able, oro permitted to bceomo too large. Our aim Is oo far as possible to provide nucli conditions that thero shall bo equality of opportunity whero Hiero Is equality of energy. fidelity and Intelligence; when thero Is a reason r if 1 able equality of opportunity tho dis tribution of rowards will tak car of Itself. "The unchecked existence of monop oly Is Incompatible with equality of opportunity. The renson for tho ex ercise of government control ovr great monopolies Is to pqualUo opportunity. We are fighting against privilege. It was mode unlawful for corporations to contribute money for el. tlon ex penses In order to abridge the power of Lpeclnl privilege nt tho polls. Hull road rate control Is an attempt to se cure an equality of opportunity for all men nffocted by mil transportation; and that means nil of us. The great anthracite conl strike wns sttled. and the pressing danger of a coal famine averted, because wo recognized that the control of a public nei-.sslty In volves i duty to the people nd that publlo Intervention In tho alfalrs of n publlo iervleo corporation Is neither to bo resented as usurpation nor per mitted ns a privilege by the corpor.x tl'jns, but on the contrary to be ac cepted as n deti ond' exercised as n right by the nWernment In the In terest of nil the people, Thn etll clency of the army and the navy has been Increased so that our people may follow In peace the great work of making tills country a better place for Americans to live In. and our navy was sent round the world for the samo ultimate purpose. All tho acts taken by the government during the last seven years, nnd nil the policies now being pursued by the Oovernmellt, lit In ns parts of a consistent whole. "The enactment of a pure food law was a recognition of tho fact that tho public welfare outweighs the right to private gain, nnd that no man may poison the people for IiIh private profit. Tho employers' liability bill recog nized the controlling fact that whtln the employer usually has nt stake no more than his prollt. tho stako of tho employo Is a living for himself nnd his family. "Wo aro building tho Panama canal; and this means thnt we aro engaged' In tho giant engineering feat of all time. Wo nro striving to add in nil ways to the habltnblllty and benuty of our country. Wo nro striving to hold In tho public lands the remaining supply of unappropriated coal, for tho protection nnd benellt of all tho people. Wo have taken tho first steps towar'fl the conservation of our natural re sources, and tho betterment of coun try life, and tho Improvement of our waterways. Wo stand tor tho right of every child to a childhood free from grinding toll, and to an education; for tho civic responsibility and decency of every citizen; for prudent fore sight In public matters, and for fair piny In every relation of our nntlonnl nnd economic life. In International matters wo apply a system of diplo macy whlrh puts tho obligations of International morality on a level with those thnt govern tho actions of an honest gentleman In dealing with his fellow-mon. Within our own border wo stand for truth and honesty (n public nnd In private life; and we war stern ly ngniiiHt wrongdoers of every grade. All these offortn aro Integral parts nf tho same attempt, tho attempt to enthrone Justice nnd righteousness, to secure freedom of opportunity to all of our citizens, now und hereafter, and to set tho ultlmnto Interest of all tt us abovo tho temporary Interest of any Individual, class, or group. "Tnd nation, Its government, nnd Its resources exist, first of all. for tho American citizen, whatever his creed, raeo, or birthplace, whether he be rich or poor, educated or Ignorant, pro vided only that ho is a good citizen, recognizing his obligations to the na tion for tho rights nnd opportunities which he owes to tho nntlon. "The obligations, nnd not tho rights, of citizenship Increaso In proportion to tho Incrense of a man's wealth or power. The timo Is coming when a man will be Judged, not by what he hns succeeded In getting for himself from tho common store, but by how well ho has done his duty as a citizen, nnd by what the ordinary citizen has gained In freedom of opportunity bo onuso of his servlco for the common good. Tho highest value we know Is thnt of the individual citizen, and tho highest Justlco Is to give him fair play In the effort to realize tho best thoro Is in him. "The tasks this nation hns to do aro great tasks, They can only bo dono nt all by our citizens acting to gether, and they can be done best of all by the direct and simple applica tion of homely common sense. Tho application of common senso to common problems for tho common good, under tho guidance of tho principles upon which this republic wns based, and by virtue of which It exists, spells per petuity for tho nation, civil and Indus trial liberty for lt citizens, and freedom of opportunity In the pursuit of happiness for the plain American, for whom this nation was founded, by whom It was preserved, and through whom nlono It oan bu peipetunted. I'pon this platform larger than nny party differences, higher than class prejudice, broadur than nny question of prollt and loss thoro Is room for overy Amerlcnn who realizes that tho common good stands first." Accompanying tho message nro ex planations nnd recommendations of work to be dono for tho future good of tho country. The president says: "It is especially Important that tho devtdop ment of water power should bo guaut ed with the utmost enro both by tho nntloiril government and by the statea In order to protect tho people against tho upgrowth of monopoly jind to In sure to them a fair share In the bene fits which will follow tho development of this great ussot which belongs to the people und should bo controlled by thorn. "I urge that provision bo mads for both protection and morn rapid devel opment of tho national forosts. Other wise, either tho Increasing u.su of these forests by thn peoplo must bo oheckod or their protection ngulnst fire must be dangerously wenkened. If wo compare the actual flro damage on sim ilar areaB on prlvnto and national for est lands during tho past year, tho government flro pntrol saved commer cial timber worth ns much us tho total cost of cnrln.T for nil national forests nt tho present rata for about ten years. "I especially commend to congress tho facts presented by the commis sion as to tho relation between for ests and stream (low In Its bearing upon tho Importance of tho rorest lands In national ownorshlp. With out an understanding of this nlmntu rotation the conservation of both theso natural resources must Inrgoly fall, "Tho tlmo has fully arrived for rec ognizing In tho law tho responsibility to tho community, tho stnte, und the nntlon which rests upon tho prlvnto ownership of private lands. Tho own ership of forest land Is a public trust. Tho mnn who would handle Ids forest ns to causo erosion nnd to Injure stream llnw must bo not only educated but he must bo controlled." ' In conclusion tho president urges upon congress tho desirability of maintaining a national commission on the conservation of tho resotitces of tho country. IIo ndds; "i would also advise that an appropriation of nt least $00,000 bo mado to cover tho ex penses of tho nntlonnl conservation commission for necessary rent, assist ance nnd traveling oxpenses. This Is n very small sum. I Know of no other way In which tho appropriation of so small n sum would result In so lurga a benefit to the whole nation" OCEAN STEAMER RAMMED WIRELESS MESSAGES FLASHED BROADCAST BRING STEAM ERS TO THE RESCUE. CRASH OFF HUCKET ISLAND Bound for Liverpool With 250 First C.iss and 211 Steerage Passen gers Unable to Make Way Into Port. Huston, Mass. Tho White Star line steamer Republic, which sailed from Now York Friday for Mediterra nean ports, carrying 25n llrst-elnss and 211 steerage passengers, wns rammed by an unidentified vessel nnd disabled, 2(5 miles south of Nan tucket, while throndliig her way along the Nnntuclfot south shoals in a thick fog early Saturday. Immediately after the accident tho wireless apparatus an tho steamer flashed tho hows of her plight In nil directions, and within a slmrt tlmo several vessels, Including tho French lino steamer La Lorraine, westward hound; the White Star linear Baltic and the revenue cutters Aetishet and Greshnm, were on their way to offer overy possible assistance to tho dis abled steamer, Messages Sent Broadcast Over Sea. The first messages indicated that tlfo damage was more serious than later appeared, as all of tho messages asked thnt assistance bo sent imme diately, and ono Hashed to the navy yards here said tho steamer was sink ing. Later, however, tho captain of tho Republic sent a wireless message say ing that tho engine room was full of water, but that tho steamer could keep afloat and was in no danger. Tho nearest land was Nantucket Island, about sevonty-flvo miles due north, but with his engine room full of water tlio only thing left for tho cnplaln to do was to send wireless waves broadcast over the Atlantic asking for assistance. .The first came to the United SIuto3 government rovenuo cutter nnd naval stations at Nantucket Lightship, Now port and Highland light. The rovenuo cuttors Aetishet and Gresham, tho for mer at Woods Hole and tho latter nt Provldoncetown, left within a very few minutes for" tlio scone. Steamer Ran Into Blanket of Fog. Tho Republic left port at 2 o'clock Friday for Mediterranean ports and ran into a thick, blanketing fog. Tho Republic was built at Belfast, Ireland, in 1003, for tho Dominion lino, and was named the Columbus. After tho Huston service of tho Do minion lino had been acquired by tho White Star lino the name vAis changed to tho Republic. She Is 570 feet long and her gross tonnage Is 1S.37S. On her arrival in New York tho Re public brought tho first baud of Ital ian earthquake refugees to American shoros. Unemployed in Session. St. Louis, Mo. Delegates of tho unemployed from six cities to tho number of about 2fi0, Including sev eral women and children, at tlio Brotherhood Welfare Association quarters, Friday night discussed "Tho Unemployed Problem in tlio Various Cities and States." Tho occasion was tho National Convention of tho Un employed of America ami Great Brit ain, which began n three days' bos slon. The convention was called to order by Chairman James Katls How Government Closes Its Case, Philadelphia, Pa. Tlio govern ment Friday afternoon concluded tho presentation of its case against tho anthracite coal roads composing tho alleged "coal trust." The hearing will bo resumed on Fobruurjs 10 In Now York, wlion tho defendants will open their side of the ease. Weston Plans Another Walk. Now York. iCdwnrd Payson Wes ton, veteran long-ulstaneo walker, has announced his plans for what will be the culminating athletic feat of his career walk across the continent to San Francisco to be ac complished, according to his schedule, In luo days. Wharf Fire at Galveston, Galveston, Toxns. Originating with tho explosion of the lantern of a watchman on Plor 12, tho moat extensive wharf flro in tlio history of this port, burned for threo hours Fri day night, prn.'tlcally burning itself out shortly before midnight, after destroying tho ontlro wharf and wharf bIhmIs, entailing a loss estimated at ? 125,000. Flood Situation Worse, Sacramento, Cal. Tho news from tho Inland district of thn Sue riiuionto and Salem counties Fri day night is most discouraging receiv ed slnco tho llrst Hood waves swept down tlio valley. Various reports show Expect Malta To Disappear. London. "ICarthquako nerv -ihsb Is tho latest tllseaso here," says tho Dally Telegraph's Malta cor respondent. "It Is foretold that Malta will disappear Wednesday und tho credulous nro dreading Its fullllliuuut, SERIAL STORY (Coio nulit, 11'. 1j.t W. O. cuauau.) SYNOPSIS. The llsrnpndc opens, tint In the ro-mntu-e provcdlriR 'Ik- inarrt.it; of Ku-n Bloouin, n Purltnn miss, ami lord r.ir rlni?tnn nt KtiRland, but In tli. ir bf uft.-r settllns In Kngland. The c-n- In plnn-d, Just following tin) revolution, in CnrrtiiK ton cnstlo In linuland. The ('arrlimtunx, after it bouso party, t-ngngi'il in a family tilt, caused by Je.douny. Lady C'nriing ton OKiii-d to cut cards with l.nrd strath gate, wbo.se nttontloiiH to rcilen bad be come u sore point with CurrliiKton. The loss of $ini,000 failed to perturb her, and hor husband then cut for his wife's I. O. U. nnd Ida honor. CiirrltiKton winning. Additional attentions nf Lord CarrlnBtul. to Lndy Cecily and Lord HtratbRato to Lady Cnrrlnnton compelled the latter to vow that Hhe would leave the castle. Preparing to dee. Lady CnrrltiKton ami licr chum Deborah, an American girl, met Lord Stralhento at two n. in., he agreeing to see them safely away, lie attempted to take her to his castle, but she left hint stunned In tho rond when tho carriage met with an accident. She nnd Debbie then struck out for PortH mouth, where she Intended to nail for America. Hearing news of Kllen's flight, Lords Carrlngton and Seton net out In pursuit. Seton n nted a fat vessel nnd started In r.i.rsul'. Strathgnte. blending from fall, flashed on to Portsmouth, for which Carrlngton. Kllen and Seton were also headed by different mutes. Strnth trato arrived in 1'ottsmouth In advance of tho others, finding thnt mien's ship had sailed before her. Stratbgato and Carrlngton each hired a small yacht to pursue the wrong vessel, upon which each supposed Kllen had snlied. Seton overtook the fugitives near Portsmouth, but his craft ran aground, Just ns enpturo wns Imminent. Ellen won the chase by boarding American vessel and foiling hor pursuers Strathgnte, Seton nnd Cnrring ton. Carrlngton nnd Strathgate, thrown together by former's wrecking of hitter's vessel, engnged In an Impromptu duel, neither being hurt. A war vessel, com manded by an admiral friend of Seton. then started out In pursuit of the women fuglmes, Seton confessing love for Debbie. CHAPTER XV. Continued. "For Bordeaux and then to Boston." "Take me aboard of you." "We're not shorthanded," replied tho other. "I mean ns a passenger." "Can you pay your passage?" came from the ship. For reply lCJlon held up n wcll-fllletl purse. The man nodded to hor, disappeared inboard, and presently camo back fol lowed by nn older sailor. "Who bo yo?" cried tlio older man, apparently the captain of tlio ship. "My name's Carrlngton," answered Kllen. "Are yo fugitives from justlco?" asked tho captain. "No, no, I swoar wo're not." "Do yo n runaway couplo?" "Yes, yos," answered Ellon, grasping at the suggestion presented by tlio captain's misconception of the situa tion. And Indeed Ihcy were a runaway couple, though not exactly of tho kind the captain meant. "And them boats yonder, aro thoy chasln' you?" "They are," cried Ellen. "Won't you tako ub aboard?" "Well, I don't know." said tho cap tain, slowly, "I guess so. I don't want to heave to, them boats to port Is chasln' hard." "If you'll mnko n half-board, I'll rim tho boat alongside of you nnd wo'll munago to get aboard." "All right," said the captain. IIo spoko to tho liolmsmnn and a moment after tho sails slatted in tlio wind, tho big ship swung up toward tho breozo and ranged ahead, hor way clearly checked. Kllen acted promptly. Before tho big ship swung up into tho w'ntl she had run her little boat alongside. She dropped sail, ran forward and took a turn with a painter across tho fore chains. She let tho boat drift aft until it came abreast tho battens on the side, leading up tho gangway. Up this bho drovo Bobble, roluctnnt, protest ing, frightened out of hor wits. In deed It wns a hard climb for n girl unused to such performances and en cunibored by Imr skirts. Shoved by Kllon, however, tho girl clambered up until hands reached through tho gang way dragged her to safety. Kllon fol lowed quickly after her. "And your boat, what of hor?" asked tho captain. "Sho's no uso to us any longor," an swored Ellon, enduring tho Ueon scru tiny of tho 'd sailor as best Bho might. "You may havo hor, captain," "Here, Bud," said tho captain to an old sailor, "Jes' drop down tho foro chnliia and mako that boat fast. Wo'll swing her up on deck after awhile, If she's worth It. Now, sir" ho looked harder than over at Kllen, "what did you say your namo wns?" "Carrlngton," answered tho count ess thoughtlessly, "Ellen " "Ellon!" exclaimed tho captain, "dee WhlllkinsI I thought so. And this young lady?'' ho turned to Deborah. . "My name's Slocura, Doborah Slo cum of Massachusetts, of Bostou, I -diAiOd Uko to gut aahore," escapade ST A POST T I I MARITAL ROMANCE S I Cyrus Townsend Brady 1 1 -A k. I ILLUSTRATIONS 11Y tjj W RAY WALTERS P HL j A "Young ladles," said tho captain and at that word Kllen knew that alt hor hopes of coiic.vOinent' were blast ed "what's the cAtwe of this, I don't know. Why youVd tnasquoradln' in boy's clothes, ma'am. I can't tell. I take It that the other Is n female In spite of her woman's riKgin'." "Yes, voti may be mire of that," whimpered Deborah with dllnculty re-pre-tsliig a stroiifc Inclination to cry. "I'aptaln." began Kllen, resolutely, "yr-n'vn guessed the truth. I am a woman " Lord love you: you didn't expect to di.-'ulsi' It. did you?" said the captain, laughing Rtlmly. I never thought anything about It," said Kllen, "I was so anxious to get away." "To get away from whom? I thought you was n lover nnd his Ibbs." "We're not." cried Bubble, Indig nantly; "she's trying to oscnpo from her husband, ami 1 " "An' you. miss?" "I'm not trying to oscapo from any body. I want to go ashore! Won't ynti put me ashore, captain?" "Hardly," said tho capialn, dryly. "You've como aboard and I guess you'll havo to stay unless I heave to and wait for ono of them other boats." "What Is your name?" asked Kllen. "Tttggles," said tho captain, "Capt. Jeremiah Toggles, nt your service." "Capt. Toggles," said Kllen, "did you over hear of Capt. William Penn Slocum of Philadelphia?" "That I have, miss." "IIo was my father." "Oho!" said the captain. "Aro you tlio Pennsylvania girl thnt married tho Kngllsh lord?" "I am." "And Is the Kngllsh lord in ono of them boats out yonder?" "IIo Is." "An you're tryln' to git away from him?" "Indeed, I am. IIo has used mo cruelly." "Well," said the captain, nodding thoughtfully as If ho understood It nil, "for tho honor of Amorlca I'll do all 1 can to help you. An' you, miss?" turning to Debbie. "I'm not trying to get away from any English lord," answered-Debbie, "but there's a gentleman " She stopped. "Well, I'm very sorry for you, miss," said Capt. Tttgglos. "but tho best I can do Is to tako you with your "What Could It Mean?" friend. You can get off at Bordeaux and go whero you pleaso, meanwhile the ship is yours." "Will thoso boats catch us, cap tain?" queried Kllen, stepping slowly across the deck to the landward side. "Not If I don't want 'em to." said Toggles, grimly. "Mr. Manthy," ho added, turning to a surly-looking mato who was pacing tho quarterdeck, "tho breeze Is frosli'nln', hotter give hor more sail. An' we've had enough of Bouthin', bettor sot our course for tho oast'ard until wo get well up tho chan nel. You'ro safe, miss. Thero ain't no small boat in England that can ovorhaul Jeromiah Toggles an' tho Flying Star, an' there ain't many ships can do It, olthor." "Are you sure, captain?" "Sartln," said the captain. Ellen did a strange tiling. She ran across tho deck to the gangway, loaned far ovor it; lifted iter hat nnd waved it throo or four times at tho boats vainly pursuing. Then not welting for a re turn of hor salute, she rejoined the captain. "If you pleaso, captain." she said, "we'd liko to havo something to oat and n placo to sleep. Wo'vo had noth ing but hard tack and water slnco yesterday morning, and what sloop wo cot wo had to tako In tho cutter." "You shall have everything tho ship affords," said Capt. Toggles, a worthy seaman, "there's only ono thing within reason that I can't sup ply." "And what Is that?" "Female toggery." nnswored tho cap tain. "I don't need that. I liko thoso clothes," returned tho girl, boldly. Tho captain himself took tho two below. Ho called his cabin boy and set boforo them a prodigious quan tity of substantial faro. Thoy woro both hungry ouough to havo oaten ruder provision with a hearty zest. When their appntlto was stayed, tho captain showed them to n cabin with two berths In It. Both women woro so tired that recriminations which trembled in tlio nlr woro deferred un til they had taken needed rest. Dressed as thoy woro, each crawld! Into her respective berth and soou was sound asleop. It was dark boforo olthor nwoko. What disturbed her, Ellon could not toll, but she suddenly found horsolf slttlug up lu her berth llatonlnB to a I fntnf hall that came down' ihL- wrrnl ' und throimh the open nlr oil Into the cabin. A voice said grtillly: "This Is his majesty's shlp-of-lhe line Britannia. Heave tn and I'll send a boat aboard." "The Britannia!" exclaimed Ellen under her breath, "Admiral Kephurd'a llagcblp!" What could It mean? She rose to her feet and stepped to tho port holo. It was pitch dark outside. She could nee nothing. The moon had not yet risen Over her head Capt. Toggles was replying. "What do you want with mo?" ho cried, roughly. "You'll And out," answered a volco from the darkness, "when ws send n boat aboard." A mnmont after Ellen caught a Bllmpap of tho rinHiIng light of a large ship slowly closing upon the Flying Star. Other lights gleamed from port holes here and there, bring ing tho huge liner In fair view. "This Is tho high seas," answer. . I Capt. Toggles, with great spirit. "I'm a peaceful merchantman from the Fulled States, and I'm damned If I'll heave to for anybody." Brave Capt. Toggles! Kllen thrilled In her soul, but she know that tho game was up. No merchantman could bravo a war vessel, nnd ono flying an admiral's Hag at that, with Impunity. Tho next lnstnnt t gun Hashed from tho sldo of the shlp-of-the-llno and a deep boom rolled across tlio black water. "If you don't heave to," cried tho voice from tho other ship, "tho next shot'll go Into you." To hesitate longer was madness. Kl len could hoar Capt. Tugsles daBh his trtimpet to tho deck and tlio next mln uto his hoarse voice bidding the wntcli swing tlio main yard. Tho ship slowly shot up into tlio wind nnd presently lay still. On tho ship of-tho-llno Kllen could hear tho shrill whistling of pipes and hoarse voices calling away tlio crew of tho cutter. Unless sho acted Immediately sho was lost. Tho shipof-tho-llno could havo overhauled the merchantman only for her. Sho turned from tho porthole to find Deborah, who had been awakoncd by tho cannon shut, nluudtug half dazed at her side. "Debbie," she cried. "I've changed my mind." "What do you mean?" asked Doborah. "I'm going back to Portsmouth." "Well, I'm glad you'vo como to your senses at last." "Yos," said Lady Ellon, "there's a ship out thero which lias just ordered Capt. Toggles to houvo to, to stop' his ship, that is. Wo must escapo her." "Whoso ship Is It?" "I don't know. It may bo a French man, or a pirate, or At any rate, our only chance is to get away whllo they are busy. They'll never notice us." "How will you do it?" asked Debo rah. "Ask Capt. Tuggles to sot you ashore?" "Never," said Ellon. Seizing Debbie by tho hand, sho left tho room, locking the door behind hor nnd slipping tho key in hor pocket. Then sho stepped Into tho cabin. For tunately It was empty. Thero was a dim light burning from a lantern hang ing nt the bulkhead. Kllon took it down and opened tho door of what she deemed from her oxperienco was tlio captain's room, and found sho had niatlo a correct guess. Sho took the precaution to tako the key out of tho door, Insert It on the inside of the lock and turn It. The captain's room oxtended across tho after part of the ship. Tho stern windows woro large and sho and Deborah could oasily pass through them. Her one hope was that her boat had not been abandoned. Sure enough, there it was trailing astern, nnd fortunately on the side opposite to that on which the llne-of-Imttlo ship lay. Tho nritannla had drifted ahead and had been hove to oft the starboard bow of the Flying Star. Ellon's bout wits drifting nstoru olf tho port quarter. (TO HE CONTlNI'KD.) MOUTH NO PLACE FOR COINS. Dangerous Practice Too Frequently Indulfjeci In by Women. "Women nro addicted to many per nicious habits," obsorved a. physician, "but I cannot concolvo of one that Is more idiotic than tho placing of coins in the mouth while the purse or money bag Is being oponnd. Most women do this, especially in the street cars, and aro doubtless unmindful of tho fact that thoy aro thereby inviting danger ous throat and lung troubles. I have often watched women holding coins botwoen their Hps, and havo beon very strongly toniptod to uttor au ad monishing word. Only to day I saw n bountiful glil give n conductor a dimo. Sitting opposlto to hor was a dirty-looking man, whoso hands looked as If thoy hadn't boon washed for a week, llo gavo tho conduntor a nickol and tho conductor handed it to tho young women in chnngo for her dime. Sho plnced it between her Hps whllo sho opened hor money bag. Why does not sonio ingonious woman lutroduco a small pocket er somo tlovlco In tlio fumlnlno wnrdrobo that will tako the placo of tho Hps for holding coins? Certainly sho would ho a bonofactor to hor sex." Faults of Friends. Don't flatter yourselves that friend ship authorizes you to say disagree able things to your intimates. On tlio contrary, tho nearer you como into relation with a person, tho moro necos snry do tact and courtesy becomo. Except In cases of necosslty, which are rare, leave your frlond to leant unpleasant trulhs from his enemies; thoy aro roady enough to tell them, Oliver Wendell Holmes. WANTS HER LETTER PUBLISHED For Benefit of Women who Suffer from Female Ills Minneapolis, Minn. 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Showilltrcatyourlctterasstrlctly confidential. For SO years she lias been helping sick women in this way, free of chnrrco. Don'l hcsltato write at once. Personality Always Wins. Personal force nover goes out of fashion. That is still paramount to day, und, in the moving crowd of good society tho men of value and reality are known and rise to their natural placo. Emerson. HIS FATE. Mr. Dndf I T.as thinking how mitel 1 ri se mble your carpet always .i our feet, you know. Miss Sly Yes, very much like r.; carpet. I'm going to shake It so r. Too Much for His Mind. ".My first Impulses," wailed the Sad Eyed Individual, "aro invariably good In fact, 1 think that 1 may venture without fear of undue exaggeration, tr say that thoy are very good. Hut 1 never ;tct on them! I alwnys act on second thoughts. This trait In my char ncter has ruined my career, beci-ie my second thoughts are alwn. !'.n" In fact. 1 think I may say, without r r of misrepresentation, that thc rr punk." "Well," suggested he who was 1 teulng, "why don't you wait ur',I third thoughts, and act on them?" Mournfully, despondently, the Si! Eyed Individual shook his hend. "My dear sir," he groaned, "I never had three successive thoughts abu-n anything In my life!" Childhood's Frankness. A little girl went visiting on.- dnv and after a time was given the nlb iri nf family photographs to look a, sh turned the leaves over carofull, and protty soon closed the book. . "Well, dear," asked the host, ss, "did you,lopk at the album?" "Oh, yes." answered the little maid brightly, "and we've got one 'zuiily liko it, only the pictures are prettier'" JOY WORK nd the Other Kind. Did you ever stnnd on a promlni nt corner at an early morning hour .u 1 watch the throngs of peeplu on tie lr way to work? Noting the number who were forcing themselves along he. cause It meant their dally bread, and the otheis cheerfully and eagerly pur suing their way because of lov of their work. It Ik a fact that ono's food has much to do with it. As an oxump!o' If. nn engine has poor oil, or a holler Is fired with poor conl, a bad result is certain, Isn't It? Treating your stomach right Is tho keystone that sustains tho arcli of health's temple and you will find "Grapo-Ntits" as a dally food is tho most nourishing and boueflclnl you can use. V.'e Jmvo thousands of testimonials, roal gonulne little heart throbs, from peoplo who simply tried Orapo-Nuts Dut or curioilty as a laBt resort with tho result that prompted tho testimo nial, If you havo novor tried Ornpe-Nuts it's worth while to glvo it n fair impar tial trial. Itememher thoro are mil. Hons eating Grape-Nuts ovory day -thoy know, and wo know If you will uso Grape-Nuts every morning your work Is more likely to ho Joy-work, be cause you can keep well, and with tho brain well nourished work is a Joy. Head tho "Rond to Wellvlllo" in overy; raokago "There's a Reason." 45 :: iiiliMttM',W&. -tiu.