STE. GENEVIEVE. MISSOURI, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY Ki. lt)()S).
THE HOUSE COMMITTEES
REPUBLICANS ARE NAMED CHAIR
MEN OF EACH.
M, E. Rhodes, of Washington, Heads
Revision Committee Other
Speaker Spoor has announced tlio
following standing committees ot the
Judiciary Cnlfee. ot Sultlvar- county.
chairman; urosto, 01 i- ,
of Camden; llrook. of St.
Jiensley, of Oosconndoi V
Lnultt elty; Adams, of Caltl' -.nki-m.
of Pettis; I.nUtiel tr, of St. Franco)?;
Trtosler, of St. Louts rlty; Barken of I
Huron; Cross, of Clinton, JohttaOn, of
Vernon; Lindsay, of -Henry; Unites of
Lino, nnd CJossott, of Jackson,
Wnyp nnd Moans-Klfev Jf.tUi 'lr
d-ru. chairman! rni.foJ-T .fb:''S5.;
V.i.U. of arHior nw!nir.of CoOpfC,
Itnvmnnd, or Howell; Legere, of Morgan;
Coon, of Mercer; Brunk, of St. Louis
cltv. Best, of McDonald: Wnld, of Holt;
Crnf-dey. of Johnson; Harlesty. of Mon--roe,
Hosey. of Marlon; Hawkins, of Dunk
lin. Miller, of Scotland, nnd Waters, of
Appropriations Lloyd, of St. Louis city,
chairman; llrastleld. ot Putnam; Hunsley,
of Unscoimiloi Stanley, of Webster; Ste
venson, of Andrew; Silver, of St. Charles;
J.Inrtln, of Douglass; Johnson, of Daviess;
tJnle, of Carroll; Kyle, of Ozark: Deal, of
Mississippi; Mulr, of Lowls; Conrun, of
New Madrid; Cook, of liny; Lynch, of
P.amlolph, nnd So-sey. of Mnrlon.
Criminal Costs lloaeh. of Camden,
chairman. Smith, of Bollinger; Anderson,
of St. Louis city: Hoebcr. ot St. Ixul
nunty; Mnpes. of Christian; Cobj, nt l.sif
elede; Kyle, of Ozark; Cron., erf Clinton;
Emerson, of Clay; Sherman, of Bueh
nnnn, nnd Brnswell, of Oregon.
Education nnd Public School's --Klllion,
of Cedar, chairman; Lecklltcr. of Law
rnce; Mupes, of Christian; Anderson, of
t. Louis city; Bogard, of St. Louis city;
Hagenow. of St. Louis city; Ford, of
Grundy; Hardesly, of Mnnroo; Averlll. of
I'emlocot; Sllger, of Atchison, nnd Perry,
Ballroads nnd Internnl Improvements
Brassfleld, of Putnam, chalrmun; Rhodes
of Washington: Calkins, of Crawford;
llnrrlson. of Miller; Kyle, of Ozark;
Ward, of Holt: Tinsman, of Adair; Mitch
ell, of Polk; Cnlfeo, of Sullivan: Busche,
of St. Louis city; Klrnrcy. of Texas;
Johnson, of Vernon: Miller, or Saline:
J lull, of Platte; Coakley, of Jackson, nnd
Polk, or Iron.
Hoads and Highway Lemon, of Noda--way.
chairman: Irby, of ltutler: Magec,
of Knox; Tromley, of Stone: Kerr, of
Hickory; Johnson, of Daviess: Vltt, of
TYnnklln; Schroer, of Wnrren; Lukcfnvh.
of Perry; Klllion. of Cedar; Miller, of
Valine; Spcnco, of Stoddard; Stanley, of
Worth; Dale, of Gentry; Coulter, of Cass,
and V.itcs, of Buchanan,
Hanks and Banking Harrison, of Mil
ler, chairman; Sliver, of St. Charles;
Hesseltlne, of Harrison: Hart, of Buch
nnan: Droste, of St. Louis city; Johnson,
of Dallas; Smith, of Bollinger; Duncan,
ot Lincoln; Deal, of Mississippi; Gossctt,
of Jackson, nnd Clapper, of Schuyler.
Private Corporations Silver, of St.
Charles, chairman; Forestel, of St. Louis
city: Ecks, of St. Louis city; Calkins, of
Crawford: Vltt, of Franklin; Fisher, of
Cooper; Harrison, of Miller; Crandell, of
Buchanan: Griffith, of Hates; Mooro, of
Barton, and Clark, of Jackson.
Municipal Corporations Hart, of Buch
anan, chairman: Anderson, of St. Louis
city; Drunk, of St. Louis city; Ittrach, of
Jasper; Scruby, of Livingston: Branch,
of Lafayette: Tinsman, of Adair; Magee,
of Knox; Shermun, of Buchanan; Hicks,
of Jackson; Hawkins, of Greeno: M.iro
ney, of St. Louis city: Hurst, of Moni
teau, and Carter, of Clark.
Agriculture Calkins, of Crnwford,
chairman; Klllion, of Cedar; Magee, of
Knox; Hale, of Carroll; Kerr, of Hickory:
frSchroer, of Wnrren: Coon, of Mercer;
Cole, of Lncledu; Scruby, of Livingston;
3rathcr. of Taney: Dale, of Gentry: Pain
licrton, of Boone; Clapper, of Schuyler:
JJonnan, of Dent; Murry, of Callaway,
nnd Jones, of Pike.
Constitutional Amendments Legere. of
Jdorgan, chairman: Mitchell, of Polk;
lirnnch, of Lafayette; Wahlbrlnk, of St.
Louis county: Sondarman, ot Mndlson;
.Autrleth. of Benton; Shroer, of Warren:
Boscnbergcr, of Montgomery; Lindsay, of
Henry. Taylor, of Chariton, nnd Johncon,
Penitentiary, Iteform Schools nnd In
dustrial Home Branch, of Lafayette,
chairman; Tromloy, of Stono; Scruby. of
Livingston; Wahlbrlnk, ot St. Louis city;
-Cole, of Laclede; Alcorn, of Cartor, nnd
Wade, of Scott.
Official Salaries and Fees Smith, of
Bollinger, chairman; Hale, of Carroll;
Hovol. of Do Kalb: Tromley. of Stone
Brunk, of St. Louis city; Klmrey, of
Texas, nna rates, or uucnanan.
Elections Forlstel. of St. Louis clti.
chairman; Stanley, of Wobster; Porth, of
Cole; Brooks, of St. Louis county; Kles.
of Cape Girardeau: Trleseler. of St. Louis
city; Brunk, of St. Louis city; Huck. of
Ste. Genevieve: Moore, of Itlplcy; Fahey.
-of Balls, nnd Jones, of Pike.
Labor Vltt, of Franklin, chairman;
Branch, of Lafayette: Cole, of Larlerto:
Wahlbrlnk, of St. Louis city; Bogard, of
St. Louis city; Griffith, of Bates, uud
naKicy, 01 jacKson,
Mines and Mining Iloach, of Jasper,
chairman: Ledbetter. of St. Francois:
"Branch, of Lafayette: Smith, of JasDor:
fionderman, of Madison; Lecklltcr, of
Lawrence; Brasflcld, of Putnam: Aber
nathy, of Jasper: So.iey, of Marlon;
-iyncn, 01 iianuoipn, anu wnite, or l.lnn
Commerce nnd Manufacture Johnson
f Dallas, chairman; Busche, of St. Louis
city; Miller, of St. Louis city: Kyle, of
Ozark; 1'orth, of Colo; Clark, of Jackson,
una jucuuaue, ot hi. i.uuih city.
Federal Relations Martin, of Douirlas
chairman: Cochran, of Dade; Kicks, of
HI. Louis city; Legere, of Morgan: John
tion, of Dallas: Shy. of Reynolds, and
Xaichslnger. of St, Clair.
Public Health and Scientific Institu
tions Porth. of Cole, chairman: Auers
wald, of Jcfforeon; Magco, of Knox;
Mitchell, of Polk: Trleseler. of St. I.oul
city: Hanson, of Wright; Hageunw. of
St. Louis city; Cook, of Hay; Holcomb, of
jnrKjon; waae, or wcott, and iioscberry,
State Library Kerr, of Hickory, chair
man; Wade, of Greene; Mnpea, df Chris
tian: Cochran, of Dado; Devol. of Ho.
Kalb; Allen, of Jaokson, nnd Walton, of
Township Organization and County
iiounuari woon, ot aierscr, cnairman;
Adams, of Caldwell: Calfeo, of Sullivan;
Ford, of Grundy; Lemon, of Nodaway;
Moore, of Barton, nnd Coulter, of Cass.
Swamp Lands, Drainage and Levees
iroy. or wiuer, cnuirman; Ledbetter. of
Bt. f rancois; i.iweranr, or Perry: wonder
man, of Mndlson: Hale, of Carroll: Ward
of Holt; Deal, of Mississippi; Conrun, of
riew juanrm; iiawxins, or uumtuni Av-
criu, 01 i-emncoi, una waae. or hcou.
ltevlslon Rhodes. of Washington
chairman: Droste, of St. Louis city;
Roach, of Camden: Brooks, of St. Louis
county: Hcnsley, of Gasconade: Anamosa,
of Pottlm Trleseler, of St. Louis city;
Adams, of Caldwell: Huck. of Ste. Genn-
vlevs; Hnwkins, of Dunklin; Spence, of
moiiuaru; oncrman, ot uucnanan; uvas
well, ot Oregon, nnd Hawkins, of Greene,
Public School Text-Books Best, of Mo-
Donald, chairman; Smith, of Jasper; Kll
lion. of Cedar: Rlnehnrt, of Phelps: Ford,
of Grundv. Tinsman. of Ailalr: Stunluv.
of Webster: Mulr, of Lewis; Bowers, of
Wayne; Rimer, 01 npouauu, ami wauon
Llfn nnd Accident Insurance Brooks,
of St. Louis county, chnlrmnu; Rhodes,
of Washington; Hnndermnn, of Mndlson;
Hanson, of Wrleht: Hulu. of Carroll:
Martin, of DnugluHi Bogard. of St. Loula
city, iimsweii. or uregons lonrnn. or
New Madrid; Cross, of Clinton, nnd Mulr,
Diotmonynnry institutions Mitchell, of
Polk, chnlrmnn; Ancrswald, of Jefferson;
Hale, of Currolli llnirennw. of St. Loutu
city; Johnson, of Dallas; Adams, of CuUK
wen, I'ratuor, or Taney; cook, ot iiay;
Holcomb, of Jackson; Pr, ot Iron, and
TTuers, M vaui,
Fish nnd Onmn Anerswold. of Jeffer
son, chairman; Schueddlg, of St Louis
city: Scruby, of Livingston; Ltikef dir. 'f
Perry, Prnther, of Taney; Silver, of St.
Charles; Autrleth, of Benton; Cr.md ll.
of Biichtinaii; Fnhy. of Ralls; Polk, of
Iron, and Jones, of Pike.
Accounts Stanley, of Webster, chnlr
mnn; Hart, of Huchnnnn; Legere. of Mor
gan; Bogn,rd, of St. Louis city; Best, of
McDonald; Lylm, of Shannon, nnd Dun
can, of Lincoln.
Kngrossed Bills Kylo. of Ozark, chair
man; Hessettlue, of Harrison; Devol, of
DeKnlb; Coon, of Mercer; Cochrnn. of
Dado; Stnnley, of Worth, nnd Hoseberry.
enrolled Bills Lukefahr, of Perry,
chairman; Martin, of Dciuglss; Mapus. of
ChtUtlnn. Best, of McDonald; Hoebor. of
K iu'i county; Lyles, of Shannon, and
.0 and Tornado Insurance,
.,.i,!ie. of llnrrlson. chnlrnuin. Ste
venson, of Andrew; AuthreJth. of Benton;
Tinsman, of Adair; llsgonow, of St.
Louis city; Brtgnrd. ot St. Louis city;
Miller, of St. iiuls cltj ; Maronry. of
St. Louis city; Lyles, of Shnhlion; Carter,
of Oark, nnd niuks, Of Jae'tson.
, University npd SholL of Mines Rlne
Imit.nf PliollW-'chiilriiian; I'alltlns. of
Crawford; Cochrnn. of Dade; Ieekllter,
of Lawrence; Auerswnld. of JelTerson;
Abernathy, of Jasper, nnd Pembcrton, of
M I .1 Raymond, ot Howoll. chair
man; Lemon, of Nodaway; Schueddlg, of
St. Louis city; Anderson, of St. Louis
city, Lukefahr. of Perry; Griffith, of
mtos. nnd .Moore, nt ttipiey,
Justice ot the Pence Busche. of St.
Louis cltv. chairman: Devol. of DeKnlb;
Johnson, of Daviess; Ward, of Holt; Au
trleth, of Benton; Taylor, of Charlton,
and Wnie. of Barry. ,
Immigration Hanson, of Wright, chnlr
mnn; Kerr, of Hickory; Schroer, of War
ren; brooks, of St. i-ouis county; iioacn,
of Jasper; Fnhy, of Ralls; Allen, of Jack
C a ms. Locnl Bl Is and Miscellaneous
Business Magee, of Knox, chairman;
Hoeher, of St. Louis city; Scruby, of Liv
ingston; Rlnehnrt, of Phelps; Miller, of
St. Louis city; McAdams, of St. Louis
city, nnd Murry, of Callaway.
Printing Tromley, or stone, cnairman;
Kles, of Capo Girardeau: Stevenson, of
Andrew; Anderson, of St. Ixmls city:
Irby. of Butler: Walton, of Howard, nnd
Averlll, of Pemiscot.
Rules Wade, of Greene, chairman:
Rludes, of Washington; Lloyd, of St.
Louis city; Forlstel. of St. Louis city:
Ford, of Grundy; Rhodes, of Washington;
HaiKer, or Macon, una crossiey, ot jonu-
rMaslta - Yukon - Pnc do Exposition
Fischer, of Cooper, chairman; Schueddlg,
or St. L,ouls city; Johnson, ot Dallas;
Johnson, of Davloss: Hcsaoltlnc, of Har
rison: Lecklltcr, of Lawrence: Manes, of
Christian; Alcorn, or Carter: Bowers, or
Wayne; Hayes, of Maries, and Hurst, of
Clerical Force Stevenson, of Andrew,
chairman! Hirt. of Buchanan: Kles. of
Cnne Qlrardeau: Busche. of St. Louis
city: Atiirietn, ot uenton; spcnco, or
Htounara. anu cook, o.r Ray.
Joint Rules Droste. or St. Louis city.
chulrman; Lloyd, or St. Louis city; Kicks,
of St. Louis city; Wear, of Barry, nnd
carter, ot ciark.
AFTER SOCIAL LEGISLATION.
Wants Measures to Regulate Child
Labor and School Attendance,
Lending soclnl and educational or
ganizations of St. Louis are interested
In legislation for social betterment, to
be urged upon tho general assembly",
according to Claudo K. Romlck, spcr
clal representative of a Joint commit
tee. Laws for tho protection of women
nnd children, for tho promotion of
im'jI.V iitdth and relating to stnto and
county Institutions are to bo fostered
by tho St. Louis organizations.
Tho child legislation to bo urged In.
eludes a bill to extend tho child-labor
law, introduced by Senator Kinney, of
St. Louis, two years ago, throughout
tho state. It la also desired to extend
tho compulsory attondanco law to
cover tho whole school year.
Tho poverty exemption clause in
tho compulsory attendance law is dis'
tasteful to the organizations Mr. Hem
Ick represents, and tho legislature will
bo asked to strike It out.
A request also will be mado that tho
factory Inspector's office bo put on a
salary basis, In place of the present
fee system, and that the street trades
of children In cities of 50,000 Inliau
Hants and ovor bo regulated,
Tho provisions of the Juvenile court
Inws, it Is urged, should be extended
to counties of 50,000 and over, nnd a
law to this effect will bo introduced
In rospoct to women, tho legislature
will bo asked to limit tho hours of
their employment to nine a day, or
fifty-four a week, and to prohibit their
cmployniont between 10 i. m, and
C a. ni.
Wife nnd child abandonment should
bo mado a felony, according to tho
ideas of the St. Lcutsnns, and this pro
vision will bo incruded in a bill to be
Introduced at their request.
Other bills advocated by tho organ
izntlon include tho promotion of a sys
tern of Inspection, npprnlsal and dls
posnl of diseased cattle, and to in
crease tho powers and effectiveness ot
tho state board of chnritles.
State Flag for Missouri.
Missouri will huvo a state ling If
tho bill Introduced In the houso b;
Doctor N. It. Holcomb, roprcEontatlvti
from Kansas City, becomes n law
Doctor Holcomb oxplalns that MIhoou
ri Is one of tho few states In tho
Union that cannot boast ot an official
Doctor Holcomb's bill conlnlim
drawing of tho kind he wishes adopt
ed. U Is rectnngular in shnpo nnd
differs only from tho national em
blem In that It hus six red and live
whlto lines and but twenty-four stars
on n Held of blue, surrounding "Mo
In Gothic letters. Tho twenty-four
stars were suggested because Mlasou
rl waB tho twenty-fourth state admit
ted to tho Unloiij
Creates Inspectorship of Liquors.
RopreBontntlvo Biaswoll introduced
n bill to provldo for the Inspection ot
spirituous, fermented, malt and nlco
hollo liquors, nnd fronting tho offlco
of Inspector. Tho Inspector Is to bo
appointed by tho governor, and Is
ompowored lo nppolnt three deputies
who shall receive $1,200 each, tho In
apector receiving $2,000. All salaries
nro to bo paid from fees, which nro
llxed at 1 cent per gnllou for each
package ot not loss than olght gallons
and 2 cents for thu UMIuk; of ech
The World Has Como to Accept the Great
Secretary's Opinion of Abraham Lincoln as
the Most Perfect Ruler That Ever Lived.
HIS Is tho one nun-
0ffCs22l8a dredth anniversary
yVQ skb , rm i'-Ct f tv,,. kiwi, nf
jjSg&H Abraham Lincoln.
it is 44 years since
tho death ot Lin
coln. The men of
his day nnd genera
lion have large
ly passed nway. The civil war
has been ovor a long time. This
Is a now century of othor man
ners and now activities. Yet there Is
nothing remoto about the narao and
tamo of Lincoln. Ho Is close to us,
md growing closer. Horo, as every
where, tho observation of the day in
:reases year by year.
Tho explanation of this cxtraor
llnary fact Is at once simple and satis
factory. It is that tho American peo
ple nover appreciated Lincoln while he
was alive. When he was taken away
from us wo began to seo him ns he
was. Wo are now beginning to appre
Many loved Lincoln devotedly while
10 waB alive. Others saw that ho was
l thoroughly good man. nut in general
Bvon thoso who loved him and those
who trusted him utterly failed to
reallzo that he was as great as he was
Tho falluro of Lincoln to win tho ap
preciation of thoso who had every
:hanco to Judgo him seems lncredlhlo
:o us now. Nevertheless, one may haz
ird a guess as to tho belittling power
Df Intimacy in his case,
Nover In tho history of tho world
was thoro a great man so entirely nnd
:onsIstcntly his natural solf. Ho was
lomcly and ungainly and poorly
lressed and ho know it, and Joked
ibout It. Ho was entirely solf-mado
ind ho was not proud of tho Job. Ho
,vas ambitious and frankly admitted
it. Ho was so modest, so honest, and
10 "easy" that not a fow thought ho
nust bo simple-minded.
Traits like theso aro not evidences
)f genius In the mind ot tho common
peoplo, who prefer that tholr Idols
lhall pose. Stephen A. Douglas, Lin
:oln'a lifelong and successful rival un
til tho final tost came, posed effective
ly; thoreforo they know ho was great
mil dubbed him tho "Littlo Want."
Lincoln nover posed, theroforo it nover
jccurred to them that ho could bo
To bo sure, there were somo who
:amo to nppreclato Lincoln beforo his
tenth. Thero were a comparativo fow
who learned by oxperienco that ho was
'easy" only wlion it didn't matter, and
:hat, instead of being slmplo-mlnded,
io was literally nnd absolutely n mas
;or of men.
Douglas, to whom ho put tho ques
.Ion at Frcoport that saved tho United
3tatos, camo to know him na his mas
:or and hold his hat for him whilo ho
ook tho oath of offlco ns president.
Yosnont, the "soldier statesman,"
whom ho made and unmade learned
Jio saino lesson. So did McClollan, tho
foung Napoleon." So did Sownrd,
who ' wont into tho cabinet prepared
md expecting to tako tho reins of gov
srnniont. So did Chase, tho "Indlspcn
lablo mail," who resigned onco too
)fton nnd, thanks to Lincoln b mag
innlmlty, admlnlstorod to him tho hoc-
nd oath of offlco,
Even Stanton, that saturnine Titan
of tho cabinet, who was In tho habit of
referring to Lincoln as tho "original
gorilla," who openly prophesied that
Jeff Davis would bo In tho Whlto
House within six months, who believed
himself called Into the cabinet for tho
express purposo of holding up tho
hands of an Impotent president oven
Stanton learned his lesson. It took
him a long time, but ho learned It well
When Lincoln drew his last breath
Stanton said: "There lies tho most
perfect ruler of Men tho world has
Hut it was not until tho homely fnco
and ungainly llguro of Lincoln were
gono from tho sight, and his pointed
Jest was no longer heard, that tho
American peoplo began to see Lincoln
ns ho was, not as wo had assumed him
to be. And year by year wo are com
Ing to know him better.
Wo know now, among other things
that this Eolf-mado man from tho log
cabin was truly an educated man; that
this backwoods circuit rldor was not
only an honest lawyer, but a great law
yer; that this past master of tho art of
story-tolling used his art with a pur
poso; that this cross-roads debater nnd
political stump speaker was an orator
to whom It wus given to speak words
thnt aro Immortal words that are as
much a part ot tho nutlonal heritage
as tho Declaration of Independence and
Wo know now not somo of us, hut
all of us thnt this man who saved tho
unlou by forco of arras and brought
pence out of tho hell of civil war did
thoso great things In an even grento
spirit; that ho wrought "with malice
toward nono, with charity for ull."
And wo know now that this man
who was so human that ho did not
seem to bo great, was yot a lonoly soul.
sot apart for a great work and aware
of his mission. The time- may como
when wo shnll forget In part hla "In
flnlto Jest," but nover tho Infinite sad
ncss of his deep-lined face.
I'rovldonco valsed up Abraham Lin
coln. And we aro Just beginning to
No Other Way Out.
Thero Is a story often told to HIus
trato tho manner in which rresldent
Lincoln wan besieged by commlsslnn
sockors. Hearing that a brigadier
gunernl and his horso had been cap
tured nnd the general taken to Hlclv
mond, hb asked eagerly about the
"Tho horse!" oxclnimed his In
formant. "You want to know about
"Yes," said Lincoln. "I can malto a
brigadier any day, but tho horso was
To this John Ilussoll Young, In his
memoirs, ndds a similar talc. Ho
was calling upon Lincoln one day nt
tho White House,
"I mot So and So on tho steps," ho
"Yes," replied tho president,
lutvo Just mado his sou a brlgudlor."
"A general!" oxclulmcd Mr. Young
"Yes," suld Mr. Lincoln, with groat
weariness, "You know I must linvo
somo tlmo for' somotUIng olso."
1 n STORY
(CujiyrlKlit, IIMS, by W. O. CUapmau.)
Tlin ftsennnrla onens. not In tlio ro
mance preceding tlio marrlaRe ot Ellen
Sloouin, a I'urlian miss, and Lord Car
rlriKton of KtiRland, but in their llfo after
settiiniT in Knc anu. i 10 seono is uiacea.
just following tlio revolution, In CarrlnK-
after a house party. oiiRatretl In a family
tilt, caused by Jealousy. Tho attentions
of Lord CarrlnBton to Lady Cecily and
in i rnmin in I'.nuiann. 1110 uurniiKums.
l.oru HtramKiuo to L.auy carrincion com
pelled the latter to vow that ,r-no vould
Ii vo tho castle. Preparing to (lee, Lady
Cirrlnuton and her chum Deborah, an
American clrl, met Lord Stratl;ate nt
two n. in., ho iifrreelnB to seo them safely
away. Ho attempted to tako her to his
castle, but sho left him stunned In the
road when tho cnrrlaRo met with an ac
cident. Sho and Debbie then struck out
for Portsmouth, wlicro sho Intended to
sail for America. Hearing news of
Lllen's lllejht, Lords Cnrrington and Soton
set out In pursuit. Seton rented a fast
vessel and started In pursuit. StrathRato,
bleeding from fall, dashed on to Ports
mouth, for which CarrlnBton, Ellen and
Seton wero also headed by different
routes. StratliRate arrived In Portsmouth
In ndvance of tho others, finding that
Ellen's ship had sailed boforo her.
SUatligato und CarrlnBton each hired a
small yacht to pursue tho wrong vessel,
upon which each supposed Ellon had
sailed. Seton overtook the fugitives near
Portsmouth, but his craft ran aground.
Just as capture was Imminent. Ellen won
tho chase by boarding American vessel
and foiling her pursuers. Carrlngton and
Strathgate, thrown togotlrer by former's
wrecking ot lattor's vessel, engaged In an
Impromptu duel, neither being hurt. A
wnr vossel, commanded by an admiral
friend of Soton, then started out In pur
suit ot the women fugitives, Seton con
fessing lovo for Dobble. Flagship Britan
nia overtook the fugitives during tho
night. Tho two women escaped by again
taking to the sea In a small boat.
CHAPTER XVI. Continued.
"Captain," began tho lieutenant, "all
tho cabins but two aro unlocked. Wo
want the keys for thoso two."
"I haven't got no koys," answered
tho captain, curtly. "If they'ro locked
which two bo they?"
"One Is tho after cabin on tho port
side; the other Is, I tako It, your own."
"My own ain't locked."
"I beg your pardon, I've Just tried
the door. You can go below and see
for yourself. Porhnps you'd better
bring us a light."
Captain Tugglos would have let
them gropo in tho darknoss forever
had it not been for tho complication
of his own lockod door.
A light was brought from tho galley
by tho cabin boy and tho threo went
below again. Captain Tugglcs plunged
to tho door of his own cublu, turned
tho handle confidently. Suro enough
It was locked.
"You seo?" said Mr. Collier.
"I see, but I don't understand," said
the captain. "Thoso two females went
into this cabin. I showed them In
Ho pointed to tho locked door.
"And that's locked, too. Now, cap
tain, wo are determined to got In
thoso two cabins and wo don't want
to do any unnecessary damage to your
ship. Havo you a carpenter on
"Yes," growled tho captain.
"Then you'd better send for him, for
if you don't, I shall be under tho pain
ful necessity of blowing open tho
Tho captain ran up tlio laddor and
bado tho second xnato both mates
had been on deck during U;o cplsodi
send tho carpenter art with somo
tools for forcing locks. Presently a
grizzled old votoran presented himself
in tho cabin and by Captain Tugglcs'
direction soon forced tho lock of tho
stateroom. Taking a lantern Seton
went Into tho room which had been oc
cupled by the young women. It was
orapty. Uoth bunks had been Blept In,
howovor, nnd on tho 'floor lay Ellen's
sword, bolt and pistols whore sho had
"They wore hero, that's certain,"
he said, turning to Mr. Collier.
"They'vo probably gono into tho
"What for, I wonder," growled tho
"Wo'll soon see," returned Colllor,
"Hnvo tho carpenter opon thnt door
After fumbling a fow moments tho
carpontor forced open tho last door,
Again , Seton entered, followed by thn
other two. Thero was no ono there.
Tho cnptaln's eyo was uttracted by
tho opon stern window. He started,
opened his mouth to say something,
thought bettor upon it and stopped
But thoro wero two pairs of eyes in
tho cabin Just na sharp as thoso of
worthy .Master Tuggua. Ono pair be
longod to tho sailor. Collier, too,
notlcol tho open turn window and ho
nt onco pointed it out to Soton.
I seo It nil now," ho said. "Some
thing must lmvo nlarmed thorn. Thoy
left their own cabin, locked It to keep
us iniBy anu givo themselves tlmo.
enmo In hero and wont ovorbnurd
through tho stern window."
"uvorooaru into what?" cried Sir
Charles In dismay. "You don't think
Uioy'Yo nommltted uulcldo?"
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"Cortalnly not. Didn't you notice
Just beforo dnrk when wo wero over
hauling the ship that she hnd n small
boat trailing nstorn. It's pounds to
pr-nnlos that they've- gono In that.
Hero, wait; I'll find out."
Ho wriggled out ot tho window
himself, dropped down tho Jacob's
ladder and peered anxiously nft. Thoro
was no slgii of a boat. It was dark
and ho couldn't boo very woll, but ho
could see enough to know that from
whatever cause, tho boat thnt had
been dragging nstorn was gone.
"You'vo lost them again, Sir
t'harlcs," ho said gloomily, as ho
climbed into tho cabin nRnln.
"I'll not bollovo It," nried Sir
Chnrles blttorly disappointed at this
unfortunate ondln? ot bo promising
Captain Tugglcs laughed. It must
bo confessed that ho hugely enjoyed
tho dlEComflturo of his unwelcome
"What's to bo done now?" cried Sir
"Nothing but go bnck to the Britan
nia." "What! without searching the
"Well, wo can do that," returned
Collier, "but I'm morally certain that
It'll bo of littlo use."
"Nevertheless," answered Sir
Charles, "I should Ilko it, for they may
have been concealed elsowhero and
this all may bo n trick to throw us
oft tho scent."
"All right," returned the naval of
ficer, "I'll havo a dozen of tho Brltan
nlas out of tho boat and wo'll over
haul tho Flying Star from stem to
stern and from truck to keelson."
"Gentlemen," said tho captain, "I'm
terrlhlo anxious to get ahead. Til bo
honest with you this time. I did take
In them two parties about noon to-day,
I knowed thnt tho ono in men's clothes
was a woman soon as I laid eyes on
her, but sho said sho was tho daugh
ter of Captain William Pcnn Slocum
of Philadelphia, a man I'd knowed
for many years, an' I agreed to tako
her to Bordeaux whither I'm bound.
Sho said Bho was runnln' away from
her husband. And tho other girl was
runnln' nway from a lover. No, not
exnc'ly," continued tho captain, cor
recting himself, "tho other girl was
There Was No Sign of a Boat.
runnln' away 'causo sho had to. I
took it that sho was no wiso wlllln' to
como with us but sho couldn't help It.'
Sir Charles' heart leaped at this con
Urination ot his hopes nnd dreams.
"An' I glvo you my word," continued
tho captain, "that they ain't nowhere
else In tho ship. I was down hero
Just beforo dark, thought I'd fetch
them some supper, and they was both
aslcop, an' I didn't havo tho heart to
wako 'cm up, I think It's Just as this
gentleman says, somethln' must havo
alarmed thorn, maybo thoy heard your
hall; their boat was drnggln' nstern,
nnd they mado oft In hor."
"I havo no doubt that you aro speak.
Ing the truth," answorcd Seton.
Captain Tuggles startled violently
"Nay," Bald tho soldier, "I mean no
offenso at all, but you don't know-
Lady Ellen Cnrrington, nnd It's quite
possible that without your knowledge
sho's concealed herself in somo other'
part of tho ship."
"It I produce hor will you tako off
your mon nnd your ship and lemme
"Instantly," returned Seton.
"I wish I could do It," said tho cap
tain. "All 1 can do la to Bend my men
to assist yours. Mr. Ilayker," he
called out to the niato, ''linvo Iho ship
searched. Put no hindrance In tho
way of theso Britishers, and if them
two fomalcs can bo found, fotch 'em
aft, for God'B snko!"
It did not take tho Bailors long to
search tho ship. Thoy found no
traco of Ellen and Deborah whatso
over and so roported to Collier.
"I nm sorry for you, Sir Charles,'
said Colllor, "but they havo evidently
escaped you. They'ro cruising around
somowhoro In these wntors in that
boat. Perhaps wo enn overhaul them
nt daybreak it wo havo good luck.'
ho said. "At any rate, thoy nro not
horo, and wo'll havo to rottirn to tho
"My friond," Bald Sir Charles
gloomily, "wn nwij you some rciinr&
tion for btopplug you in this way, If
this will compousate, I shall bo glad."
Hooxtoudedhlshnnd with a rouleau of
gold pieces In it. Cnptnln Tuples took
tho money, examined It critically,
wnlkod to tho sldo of tho vessel and
dropped It overboard.
"What do you mean by thnt?" cried
Sir Charles, angrily,
"It's right thnt you Bhould pay mo
for the trouble yqu'vo caused nnd thu
Insult you'vo put Upon mo, but that
doesn't mako It necessary for nm to
tako your money."
"Why didn't you givo It back, then?"
asked Collier, who waB as much aston
ished as Seton.
'Thero wouldn't hnvo been nny pav
If I'd glvo it back. It goes Into tho
ocean, that'll clean It off. aow. If
you'ro through with mo, although I've
enjoyed Immensely this ovanln's con
versation, p'raps you'll bo kind onougli
to call off your men, tako your ship
out of my way nnd lommo go on."
"It was that sort of spirit," he said
to Seton, "that prevented us from con
quering them in tho last seven years
Como on, wo havo naught to gnin
horo. Wo'll lot tho Amorlcnn oagla
"Yos," said Captain Tugglos, "nnd 1U
this sort of spirit that's goin' to make
It hot for you if you ovor try to fight
with us ngnln. Tho American eagle's
nover goln' to bo any younger ami
weaker than It is now, and look out
Seton laughed at tho cnptaln's gas
conading In which thero was moro
truth than either of thorn dreamed.
turned on his heel, followed Collier
to tho gangway, descended to tho boat,
which was shoved off and rowod to
A fow moments Inter thero was n
shrilling of pipes, a hoarso growling, a
hurrying of feet along tho decks of
tho llnor. Hor helm wns shifted, hor
Balls fillod, her main yard swung, and
sho wont swashing away Into the night,
an examplo that Captain Tuggles
was quick to follow.
"Captnln," said tho second mate,
whoso wntch It wns, "I suppose them
females is lying off hero in the dark
somowhoro, p'raps If wo stand on easy
wo can pick 'era up again."
"I wouldn't havo 'em a my ship
again," said Tugglos, viciously, "for
a thousand pounds. Women aro all
right ashore, especially when men aro
at sea, but when tho two gits togctlier
on a ship, God help us. An' bo I says
to Mrs. Tugglcs, sho can keep house
In Boston, and I'll keep house on my
quarter-deck. I ain't there, and I
don't feel that way when I'm In her
With which bit of sea philosophy
the worthy captain fades into the dark
ness nnd out of tlio pages of tills his
tory. CHAPTER XVII.
The Preliminaries to Danger.
Admiral ICcphard was waiting tho
return ot tho boat at tho gangway of
tho Britannia. Great was his disap
pointment when ho discovered that
Seton and Collier wore alone.
"Hey! WliatT'ho exclaimed; "Where
aro the ?"
"I'll oxplaln it In your cabin, it
you'll permit, sir," answerod Sir
Charles, gravely, un&ble to hide his
"Come aft, then," returned the ad
miral. "Collier, you, too. Gentlo
men," ho continued as ho waved them
to scats In his spacious cabin, "what's
tho story? Did not tlio ladles board
"They did, air," answered Sir
"Well, why didn't you bring thorn
off? Wouldn't they come with you?
Couldn't you persuade them?"
"We couldn't persuade them be
cause wo didn't havo a chanco, sir,"
"What do you mean?" exclaimed tho
admiral in bewilderment.
"They had gone!"
"I wish we knew," answered Sir
Chnrles with a very melancholy air.
"But my dear Sir Charles, where
could they have gono? Did you search
"Every nook and corner In her, sir,"
"But I don't understand," began tho
"They must have seen us ranging
alongside, sir," returned tho lieuten
ant, "for whon we broko Into the cabin
which thoy had occupied we found the
berths had been used, but tho ladles
"Into tho captain's cabin,"
"Did you not enter that?"
"Wo did, sir. They had left that."
"Left It for what?"
Fui tlio small boat la which they
had boarded tho Flying Star, which,
you remember, wo noticed dragging
astern of tho merchantman while we
chased hor this afternoon."
TO UK CONTINUED.)
RELIEF FOR THE UNFORTUNATE.
Where the United States la Behind
The plan for establishing a state
labor colony incidentally call Rten
tion to tho backwardness of the now
world In two Important matters, th(
rellof of honest mon out of employ
ment nnd tho suppression of vngrnnts
Snvo for tho work done chiefly by pri
vato organizations, in a fow largo
cities, thero would bo absolutely noth
ing In tho United States which a
Swiss, Gorman or Dutch chnrlty work
er might compare to tho lnbor colonies
of his nntlvo land, Even a French
men, whoso country Is overrun by
vagabonds, can point with pride to
relief measures which havo alreudy
dono much to reduco tho suffering
due to tho enforced contlnudus Idle
ness of from C,5 por cent, to seven
per cent of all worklngmon, Tho
Idea of allotting small gardens to mon
out of work was conceived and put
Into practice by Gon. van don Bosch In
Holland n far back as ISIS; tq-day
nioro than 2,000 poor families aro thus
supported In tho little kingdom. Tho
environs of Paris are dotted with sotum
7,000 plots assigned by the Workmen'!
Oiirdcu Society to tho unemployed,
either gratis or at a nominal cost
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