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W. W. Ball,
IjAUUENM, S. c, Sept. 2, 1008.
Shall Salaries bo Increased!
Tbirtoon years ago tho howl that re
sounded through tills stato for reduc
tion of sularlos caused tho marrow to
freozo in the l>ones. The salary reduc
ing advocates came into power and
those of tho said advocates who ob
talnc'' tho ofllccs liegan to wriggle
and squirm Each and every reform
ing oflice-holdor saw a thousand rea
sons why the pay attached to his job
was not too large. A littlo reducing
was olTcctcd but it did not, save in ex
ceptional cases, last. Tho uvcrago of
salarios was not lowered and soon in
in most cases where a littlo cutting was
done the old scale was restored. The
salary reducing cry of the campaigns
of the early nineties was acknowledged
to havo been a humbug by tho actions
of those who wero loudest in the
clamor. In one place a serious cut was
mado. Salaries of supreme court
judges wero reduced to $2800. Mem
bers of this court ought to bo lawyers
of the highost standing. A great law
yer, unless he is already rich, will not
uccopt a place for $2800. With the pro
found wisdom so eminently character
istic of South Carolina politicians the
supromo court judges wore, of course,
solected for a docking in pay.
Meanwhile.we smell an effort which is
being put forthwith fuiry-liko delicacy,
for a gonoral elovation of salaries. In
tho News and Courier, one "A. K.",
und a rarely shrewd lad is ,(A. K." by
tho way, lias boon writing about the
enormous expenses of "living in Co
lumbia." He also expatiated, in sen
tences that would melt a stone quarry,
about tho expense ot making tho cam
paigns sinco the adoption of the pri
mary system. Some months previous
"A. K." argued in his correspondence
that all state ofllcors should live in Co
lumbia. Whonover *'A. K." tackles
p jilttcs In his correspondence, there is
something doing or about to be. Wo
imagine that a few of the able and ex
cellent oHlco-holders around Columbia
are hungry. They aro falling behind
in their grocery bills and tolling "A.
K." about it?in order that the legisla
ture may hear.
One set of state officers, who get $400.
a year, seem to be fully satisfied with
their salaries and hundreds want their
"A. K." omitted the strongest argu
ment in favor of Increasing salaries. It
is that state ollicials cannot accept free
passes in this stato. Federal -jUieials,
congressman and senators, who travol
much beyond the state's borders, have
their salaries materially increased by
the railways.
We aro, however, opposed to elevat
ing tho salaries of our ollicials. Wo
foar that higher salaries would make
better men run for office. Tho men in
office now are good enough. We do not
wish to live under an administration of
Accordiug to "A. K.", all the prcs
ont state officers are likely to seek re
election. This would indicate that they
would not starve In the event of suc
cess for at least two years, with or
without compensation. They will not
run again for tho honor of tho olllce.
Aoy man can squoe/.o an office dry of
honor in one term. If these gentlemen
uro bent on seeking reelection at least
until aftor their terms the question of
highor salaries may safely rest.
In this connection, the people should
rid thomselves of tho notion that a
stato officer is entitled to two terms. If
tho framors of the constitution had so
believed, thoy would have made four
years tho term.
If for the imminent vacancy on the
board of whiskey directors, to be tilled
by the legislature, a hundred candi
dates have offered, tho compensation
being about |400 , bow many candidates
would offer if tho salary were raised to
$2000. In Thk Adveutiskr'.s opinion,
not one additional. The candidates for
tho position on this board aro sooking
tho sublime honor it carries.
Many Mills Closed.
For somo timo past, about half the
cotton mills in tho South have been
shut down. Tho high prices of cotton
aro responsible. Tho prices of manu
factured goods did not justify tho pur
chase of cotton at the prices that pre
vailed. F.vory cotton mill that shut
down lost money; by the disorganiza
tion of its labor and tho loss of interest
on tho investment in its plant.
It scorns to us that if tho low prices
of cotton last fall, seven and a half and
eight cents, had boon caused by a com
bination of Southern mills, those mills
would havo at loast purchased onough
cotton to koep their spindles and logins
running until tho marketing of an
other crop. However, some will be
lieve in a combination of the mills, re
gardless of tho evidence.
It is to bo hoped that the prico of
cloth will go up sufficiently for all tho
kilo mills to bogln work again ut an
early day.
Are These, the Monsters?
Abbeville county is situated between
Anderson and Greenwood counties,
which are tilled with people given to
boasting.?Abbeville Medium.
In Praise of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Itemed?,
'? Allow me to give you a few words
in praise of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea ltemedy," says
Mr. John Hamlett, of Eagle Pass,
Texas. "I suffered one week with
bowel troubles and took all kinds of
medicine without getting any relief,
when my friend, Mr. C. Johnson, a
merohant here, advised me to take
this remedy. After taking one dpse I
felt groatly relieved and when I had
taken the third dose was entirely cured.
14h?nk you from the bottom of my
Jjflpfftfor putting this great remedy in
'The hands of mankind.1' For sale by
Laurens Drug Co.
The Negro lu (ho North.
Madison County in tho mountains of
North Carolina is a Republican county.
Except within a mile of tho court
houso negroes are not allowed to live.
In Clivo, Ohio, notices wore posted last
week that the negroes must leave.
Towns and cities are numerous iu the
North and North Wost In which tho
nogroos are not permitted to live. No
whore In the North is the negro al
lowed to work on equal terms with the
whites. When a negro is lynched in
tho South, It is due to tho commission
of u crime When a nogro is murdered
in tho North it is frequently due to his
attempts to labor in competition with
tho white* In the great cities of the
North the nogroes are suffered to do
certain sorts of menial work but they
aro prevented from entering most fields
of labor.
It is not on record that a negro was
ever lynched or killed in the South for
trying to earn a living.
Killings for that cause aro not un
known In the North.
The nogro may havo no great oppor
tunity in tho South as compared with
tho white man's. He has none at all
in tho North. Tho moment that ne
groes endeavor in numbers to take up
any line of industry, in tho coal r... .cs
or the work-shops of tho North, they
are met by tho armed white unions, q
Except for an exceedingly small num
ber of waiters and stable boys, cooks
and chamber-maids, starvation and the
grave, literally, are reserved for nogro
emigrants when they cross Mason and
Dixon's line.
The Spart anburg Journal has ten
one of the most devoted of tho Bryan
champions It has now reachod the
conclusion that the roelection of
Uoosovelt is inevitable next year.
From Tho Journal's point of view, tho
conclu ion is sound and logical. A con
sistent and persistent Bryanlle has no
ground for hope of Democratic suc
Wo do not think that the Honorable
James T. Harris will pay $25,000. for
having examined tho lady's trunk.
Eczema, pcald head, hive*, itohiness
.)f tho skin of any sort, instan'ly re
lieved, permanently cured. Djan's
Ointment. At any drug store.
Stock and poultry havo few
troubles which are not bowel and
liver irregularities. Black
Draught Stock and Poultry Medi
cine is a bowel and liver remedy
for stock. It puts the organs of
digestion in a perfect condition.
Prominent American breeders and
farmers keep their herds and flocks
healthy by giving them an occa
sional dose of Black-Draught Stock
and Poultry Medicine In their
food. Any stock raiser may buy a
25-cent half-pound air-tight can
of tliis medicine from his dealer
and keep his stock in vigorous
health for week*. Dealers gener
ally keep Black-Draught Stoc k and
Poultry Medicine. If yours does
not, send 25 cents for'a sample
can to the manufacturers, The
Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chat
tanooga, Term.
Rochbixb, Oa.. .Inn. 30. inox
Black-Draught Stock and Poultry
Modioine is the best I ovirtricd. Our
?lock vras looking bad when yon ?,-nt
ma the medicine, nnd now they are
getting so fine. They are looking 30
per cent, hotter.
Notice to Teachers
Teachers who expect to teach in the
Laurcns County Public Schools aro
hereby requested to have their certi
ficates registered in theoflico of County
Superintendent of Education before en
tering upon thoir work. Certificates
over two yearn old aro out of force and
effect, and teachers holding such are
advised to take advantago of tho Sep
tember examinations for certificates in
order to avoid trouble and worry about
drawing their salaries. Teachers who
attended tho Summor School will please
present their certificates for renewal.
Under tho law no toucher can draw
money without an up-to-dato certifi
County Supt. of Education.
August, 2-L?4t.
It is a fact that every article in
our stock is thoroughly good
? and reliable; just what
it pretends to be. It
is a fact that our
It is a fact that quality consid
ered, our prices are reason
ably low. Don't these
facts interest you?
Fleming Bros.
. . . "By . . .
Cyrus G>obvnsend *Brady9
Author qf "Cht ~/~ou1h*rnwrj." "In Ihi XVaap'j Sfe-tf," Etc.
Copyright. I9O0. by CHA.HLES JTCHI H/tEH'S SO/IS
_ THE CAl'T?? C'AI'll r.KH.
T V'' v> An ^m'Xi Injrd pull, nnd
i^lij only (lie great skill of tho odi
KK~!C*I cer prevented their capsizing
vffiY ' before the whnleboat dually
drew near tho Maidstouc, The ship
had bit tho reef bard at Hood lido, and
I lie waves had driven her farther on.
F.v >ry mast and spar was gone,
wrenched away by the slonn ntld the
waves. It win inaidfeslly Impossible
to approach upon the weather side
without staving the boat, so O'Neill
cautiously rounded the siern of tue
wreck and briefly considered the situa
Ho did not dare bring the boat near
enough to enable him to leap upon the
deck through seme of the great gaping
openings In the sides made by the tre
mendous batterings of the massive
spa I'd, and he finally concluded, that the
only practicable access to the Maid
i'.ollC was by means of some of the
gearing trailing over the side and
writhing about, snakelike, In the water.
Intrusting the tiller of the wbalebuat
to old Price, the veteran gunner, he di
rected tlmt it bo brought alongside as
close as consistent with safety, and at
exactly the right moment, as they roso
Upon the crest of a wave, he sprang out
Into the water and clutched desperate
ly at a rope hanging over the side of
the wreck,
The men swung the boat away from
the ship Instantly, and he found him
self clinging to a small rope wildly toss
ing about la the tumultuous sea. lie
was dashed to and fro like a cork, the
Waves repeatedly broke over bis head,
the life was almost buffeted out of him,
but he held on like grim death. Fortu
nately the other end of the rope was
fast inboard.
With careful skill and husbanding
his strength ns much as possible he
pulled himself along the rope through
the wnloi until he drew near the side
of tho ship. Then, 1 bough the opera
tion was hazardous in the extreme, as
he saw no other method, he began to
pull himself up hand over hand on the
rope along the side. In his already ex
hausted stato and with the added
weight of his wet, sodden clothing the
effort was almost beyond his strength.
lie endeavored by thrusting with his
foot to keep himself from being beaten
against the side by the waves, but
without success, for when he bad hard
ly reached the rail an unusually large
breaker struck him fairly In the back
anil dashed his bead against a piece of
Jagged timber, cutting a great gash in
his forehead. Mood filled his eyes; his
head swam; a sick, faint feeling filled
his breast; he hesitated and nearly lost
his grasp of the rope. The men In tho
tossing boat a little distance away held
their breath terrified apprehension;
but, summoning all his resolution to his
aid, ho made a lust desperate effort,
breasted the rail and fell fainting
prone upon the deck of the ship.
A few moments In tho cold water
which was Hooding over It revived him
somewhat, and ho rose unsteadily to
his feet and looked about him In bewil
derment. The change from the tossing
boat to tho motionless rigidity of the
vise-held wreck was startling. There
was not n sign of life on the ship. She
was breaking up fast. Kails were stove
In, boats were gone, three Jagged
Stumps showed where the masis had
been, ami only the fact that she had
been driven so high on the reefs pre
vented her from foundering at once,
'fitere was a (tend body jammed under
the starboard life rail forward, but no
other sign of humanity, in front of
him was 11 hatchway giving entrance
to a small cuddy, or cabin, the roof of
which rose a few feet above tbe level
Of the deck.
As be stood there striving to recover
himself in a brief lull In the storm he
thought he heard a faint voice. It
seemed to come from beneath him. lie
at once turned and. with uncertain
steps, descended the hatchway. Reach
ing the deck below, he stood in tin? way
a moment, brushing the blood from his
eyes. As he gradually made out. tbe de
tails of tbe cabin, dimly illuminated by
n skylight above, he saw a woman on
her knees praying. She had her faeo
buried In her hands and did not see
him until he spoke to apprise her of his
"Madam"? he began thickly.
The woman raised her head with
startled quickness and gave him one
fowlAod glance. The glass had told
hllU truly?sho was beautiful ffi)d.
young as well, scarcely more than a
girl apparently. Even the dim gray
light could not hide those things. As
for him, he was an awful looking spec
tacle wot, hntless, his clothing torn, a
great red wound in his forehead In
tensifying Ids pallor. He had a heavy
pistol in bis belt and a cutlass swing
ing at his side.
fllie Stared at him in frightened si
lence and finally roso \o her feet,
deathly pnle and apparently appnlloc).
Ho saw that she was a little above tho
medium height. At the same moment
from an obscure corner thero rang out
shriek after shriek, and nnother wom
an rushed forward, threw herself on
tho deck at his feet and fairly groveled
before hliu.
"Oh, sir, for God's sake, sir," she
cried frantically, "good Mr. Pirate,
don't bang us, sir! We never hurt any
body. Oh, ujp, fajf? ns away. We'll do
?i<yIlling, wo"-?
"Silence, you coward:" commanded
tho other woman imperiously. "Get up!
Prayers are of no avail with such
"Nor are they necessary, madam," ro
plied O'Neill. "We nro not pirates, and
I am come to snve you and shall do it.
Will yon please come on deck?"
"I bad rnjther gono down on tho
ship," {.aid the girl defiantly, evidently
f}isoQjjor|nff him. "But you nro here,
nnd you aro m?stet'. G\vc your orders,
"Very well," returned the lieutenant,'
Calmly accepting the situation. "You
will go up on deck nt once."
The girl motioned him forward.
"After ;'on, madam," he said, bowing
courteously, and *hp idnppe/J jniughtlly
up the companion way, followed next
by her shivering, shrinking, terrified
maid nnd lastly by O'Neill.
"Are tin re any others left nllvo on
tbe ship, think you, madam?" ho
' No one," answered tho girl. "Many
W(MV? thrown overboard or killed when
we struck on im.i. roelyS here, and tho
rest abandoned us, t^p? cowards" was
the reply. 1
"Do you wait hero n moment while I
lake n look forward lo assure myself,"
said O'Neill, slopping rapidly across
the rulUd of rope about the decks nud
making a hasty inspection to make
sure that no unfortunate was left.
Quickly satisfying himself that they
were gone, In; returned to the quart01'
deck where the two women stood, lie
looked nt them in some perplexity. It
would be a matter of great dIUloulty to
get them hack in the hoat, hut he
promptly determined upon his course
of notion. They would not like II, but
that would bo no matter.
Signing to the cockswain, old Trice,
the boat, which had been riding to a
long rope from the ship, was skillfully
brought alongside ngnlu as near as was
safe. One end of a long piece of loose
gear was thrown over to the boat,
Where it Was made fast. A bl?ht of
the rope properly stoppered to prevent
undue constriction was passed around
the waist of the mahl, at which all her
terrors were resumed.
"Oh, for God's sake, for the love of
heaven, as you have n mother or wife,
do not hang us hero! if we must die,
let us drown on the ship like good
Christian people. Oh, please, good
Mr. IMrnle"?
Dot O'Neill was In no mood to pay
attention to stich trifling, and he sum
marily fastened the bi^ht around her
waist, and, lifting her upon the rail,
bade her Jump. She clung to him with
tho tenacity of despair, crying nnd
shrieking In the most frantic manner,
until finally her overwrought nerves
gave way nnd she fainted. That was
Just what ho wauled. Singing out to
old Trice to haul In on tho line, nnd
having taken n turn around n belaying
pin with his end of It, ho promptly
threw the girl Into tho water. Of
course she was dragged under nt once,
but In n moment was lifted safely Into
the wbalehoat, where she was shortly
revived from unconsciousness by tho
ducking she bad received.
'Now, mndam^g you boo you need
fear nothing," said O'Neill peremptorl
Thc womanly Instincts of t)ic glvl <w?
m/7m/ themselves.
ly to tho other woman. "I trust I shall
not bo compelled to throw you in too?"
"Not nt all, sir," she replied, trem
bling violently, but striving to preservo
her self control; "I presume you re
serve mo for a worse fate."
The young lieutenant stnrted violent
ly at the insult, nnd his face clouded
darkly at her suspicion.
"1 -no matter, 1 came to save you,"
ho said as ho stepped toward her lo
assist her to make tho leap.
"l'leaso do not louch me," she an
swered disdainfully; "I nm no fainting
fool. Give me tho rope. What is It
you wisli mo to do?"
"Pass it around your waist. Allow
me. Now stand there, madam, nnd
when 1 say the word Jupip."
"Very well," she said, stepping upon
the rail resignedly, where perforce he
was compelled to hold her to keep her
from falling.
How glorious and splendid she look
ed, be thought, With her unbound hair
Moating like golden sunlight In tho
wind against the background of tho
gray day, while her sen blue eyes look
ed boldly over the black water from
her proud, white, handsome face.
"Now!" ho said as the boat rose to
ward them. Without a moment's hesi
tation she leaped Into the air, and after
a swift passage through the wnter Blip
was hauled into the boat by the rough
but kindly hands of the old sailor.
Making tho end of the rope fast around
his own waist, O'Neill, watching bis
opportunity, sprang after, but he seem
ed fated for misfortune that day, for a
bit of timber torn that moment from
the wreck struck him on the head Just
as he touched the water, and it was n
fainting, senseless man Trice hauled
into tho boat. Tho old seaman laid
his olllcer down in the stern sheets,
where tho young girl was Bitting wUjj
her maid crouching nt her foot, Nee
OSSnrlly he lay In a constrained posi
tion; there was nothing to support his
head but n boat stretcher.
She gazed upon his pallid face with
Ms disfiguring wounds, lie was a mur
derous pirate, no doubt, nnd deserved
it all; still he had saved her life. The
Mnldstono was breaking irp- Ho was so
handsome, too,'and he looked like a gen
tleman. She was " WOUlfUl, WOll ?*'*?-*?
tho womanly in ?ijr.-i . pf |bq g|r| p?j
soiled tbemsplVOg, and she finally
moved her position and lifted the henil
of the UltCOUSeiOUS sailor to her knen,
Taking a handkerchief from her pod,,
ShO dipped it in the salt ^ntop nnd
bathed his bead and then poured bo
tween his lips a few drops from the
Musk of rum which Trice handed her
after the old man hud insisted that she
inki a draft of the fiery liquid her
I nder these pleasant ministrations
O'Neill opened his pyos for. it iituinoin,
gazed up Into her face with a Minlllng
glnnee, nnd closing his eyes Imnjedlato
ly, lest she should release him, ho lay
qulto III while the men pulled nwny
toward tho Hanger, nnd in that manner
(hoy reached her ?ldo. Ills heart was
joa'tliig wildly; t||0t Jonk |irql Ij^oij
enough, ?be was his prJsQucp?but her
ci'ptor was captured!
cnArTER in.
ACER eyes on tho ship had
noted the every movement of
the whnlehont ns Bho drew
pear the Unmoor. Old Trice
law tfnit n whin ami a' boataWnlii.'s
chair lind boon Tigged on IKS main
ynrdarui 10 swing bis passengers on
board. The sight of tho dangling ropo
awakened n fresh tit of apprehension
on the part of the timorous maid, nnd It
was with grout difficulty that tho
amused son man persuaded her that Hhe
was not to be bunged outright. Kutlre
ly unconvinced, but reslgulng herself
to her fate, she llnally sat down on tho
small board and was swung to the
The mistress gently laid tbe head of
the prostrate otlleer against one of the
thwarts, and, leaving the handkerchief
ns a rest for It. followed the niatd.
Then the old COCkSwalu secured the
lieutenant to tbe chair, and when he had
reached the deck, where he opened his
eyes and recovered consciousness with
Incredible promptness, the boat was
dropped astern, the falls hooked on nnd
she was smartly run up to her place at
the davits, anil the Hanger filled invny.
O'Neill was at once assisted below to
his cabin, ami bis wounds, which wero
not serious, were attended to by tho
When the young woman Joined her
maid on tbe deck her glance compre
hended a curious picture. In front of
her, hat in baud, bowing low before
her. stood a small, dapper, swarthy,
black avlsed, black haired man, in the
blue uniform of a naval officer. He
had the face of a scholar and a student,
with tho bold, brilliant black eyes of
a lighter. Surrounding him were oilier
officers and several young boys similar
ly dressed. Scattered about In various
parts of the ship, ns their occupation
or station permitted, were n number of
rude, tierce, desperate looking men,
nondescript in apparel. None of tho
navies of tho world at that date, ex
cept In rare instances, uniformed its
men. Ou either side of ilie deck black
guns protruded through the ports, nnd
here and there a marine, carrying a
musket and equipped In uniform of
white and green, stood or paced a soli
tary watch.
'"I bid you welcome lo my ship, mnd
nm. So fair n face on a war vessel is
as grateful a sight ns the sun after n
squall," said the officer, elaborately
"Sir," said the young woman, trem
bling slightly, "I nm a person of soino
consideration at home. My guardian
will cheerfully pay you any ransom If
you spare me. I nm a woman and
alone. 1 beg you, sir, to use me kind
ly." She clasped her hands In beseech
ing entreaty, her beautiful eyes filling
with tears.
At this signal the fears of the maid
broke out nfresh, nnd sho plumped
down on her knees nnd grasped the
captain around tho legs, bawling vo
ciferously nnd adding a touch of com
edy to tho scene:
"Oh, sir, for the love of heaven, sir,
don't make us walk the plnnk!" It
would seem that the maid had been
reading romances.
The seamen near enough to hear nnd
see grinned largely at this exhibition,
and the captain, with n deep flush and
u black frown on bis face, struggled to
release himself.
"Silence, woman!" ho cried fiercely
at last. "Get up from your knees or,
by heaven, I will have you thrown
overboard, and you, madam, for what
do you take meV"
"Are you not a?a pirate, sir?" she
answered, hesitating. "They told mo
on the ship that you"?
"No pirate am I," Interrupted tho
man proudly, laying his hand on his
sword. "I am nn otlleer nnd, with
these gentlemen, am in the service of
the United States of America, the now
republic. This is the American Conti
nental ship Hanger, You are ns safe
with us ns you would be In your own
parlor at homo?safer in fact. There
you would be surrounded by servants;
here are men who would die to prevent
harm coming to you. Is it not so, gen
tlemen V"
A deep chorus of "aye, ayes" rang
through the air. The captain contin
ued with sudden heat:
"Tore God, madam, I don't under
stand how you could Insult me with an
offer of money!"
"Oh, sir," said the girl, visibly re
lieved, "they told mo that you were n
pirato and would murder us all. Are
you not"?
"Captain .lohn Paul .tones, at your
service, madam," interrupted the little
oflicor, with another bow, thrusting his
ha nd in his bosom.
"Yes," said the* young woman; "they
said it would be you. Why, every
news letter in the land describes you
"Pirate, madam; say It. You have not
hesitated to speak the word hereto*
fore. A rebel?a traitor?a pirate," be
said, throwing up his head proudly.
"'Tis a penalty which one pays for
fighting for freedom; but you, at least,
shall be able to speak nneqii.aorally ns
to our character, for 1 pledge you my
word you shall take no harm from us,
though I doubt not my young gentle
men here will bo raked fore and nft
by the batteries of your bright eyes.
Now. will you vouchsafe me your name
and some of your story, that 1 may
know with whom I have to do?"
"My name Is Howard, sir? F.lizabeth
Howard," replied the girl, brightening
as her fears diminished. "I am tbe
ward of Admiral Lord Westbrooke, tbe
governor of Scarborough castle. 1
have no father or mother."
"Another claim upon our considera
tion, ma'am."
"Sir, I thank you. I was going to
visit friends in Liverpool when that
unfortunate ship there was wrecked.
Ob, what will become of \\\a ROW?" She
exclaimed, her eyes filling with tears
"Liverpool lies In our way, Mistress
Howard, and 'twill give me great pleas
ure to land you upon some convenient
point on the const in a few dnys If the
wind hold nnd no mischance arise; nnd
now mny I present my officers to you,
since wo nro to be fellow pnssengers
T'pou rcceivlnfl the- uesjrpd, permis
sion from tho yrate.fid girl, in whoso
pale check the color began to conio
again, the captain, who was a great
stickler for etiquette, brought forward
the little group of officers and Intro
duced them ono by one. Thero was
much bowing nnd courtesy lug on tho
quarter deck, which even tho seamen
seemed to enjoy.
"This is nil, I believe," said the cap
toln, having stopped with the smallest
midshipman, who announced himself
in his boyish treble, In comical Imita
tion of his elders, as "vastly honored,
"Tho gentleman who brought mo
here'/" questioned tbe girl, blushing
faintly. "I trust ho Is not seriously in
"tAh," replied .Tones, "my first lleu
tonntjt, Mr. Barry O'k'olll, n volnnteor
with us and an otlleer in tho service of
his most Christian majesty, my friend,
thp king of Franco," On the ship
O'Neill hnd elected to sink his mar
"He Is .not much hurt, Mletress How
ard, only battered about a bit and pull
ed down by tho nervous shock and ef
forts be underwent why, here h? Is
howl Did i not wnrn you, air, to ?taj
bdow?" Bald tho doctor, shaking bis
Auger, 08 O'Neill, imlo nnd languid,
with Ids bond bound up, came slowly
up the companion way.
"Oh, I am nil right, doctor," wild tho
lieutenant, rather weakly, but smiling
with the audacity and gallantry of his
race as he spied the girl. "Who would
stay below with divinity on the deck?
The thought of the presence of this
Indy above him would lift a crusader
from his tombstone."
"Allow mo to present you 111 duo
form to Mistress Howard, Mr. O'Neill,"
said tho captain, somewhat severely,
evidently very deslroiiB of observing
the proprieties now.
"Sir," said tho young girl, looking
gratefully at the Irishman out of her
violet eyes, "I have to thank you for a
most gallant rescue, made doubly bard
by my perversity and foolish apprehen
sion, which tlds gentleman," bowing to
the llattered captain, "has most kindly
"'Twas a pleasure to servo you, mad
am. May I continue to enjoy UV Wo
would sink another ship for such an
other chance," said the Irishman lightly.
"Now, I propose to give up one of my
cabins to Mistress Howard and her
maid," said (lie captain; "and I pro
sumo that she will need to rest after
the exciting incidents of tho day until
supper Is served. If you arc able, Mr.
O'Neill, I should like to have you Join
us there, with Mistress Howard's per
mission, of course, since tho ship Is
hers." Ho smiled toward her, and
when ho smiled ho was Irresistible.
"I am hottorcd, sir," replied the girl
graciously. "And I thank you. Cap
tain, I slinII bo delighted;" continued
tho young lady, laying her hand In Ids
own as he led her aft to tho cabin door
in the break of tho poop. Boforo sho
entered sho turned nnd mado a grace
ful courtesy; her glance swept toward
the young lieutenant. O'Neill from that
moment was no longer n captive?ho
was a slave.
"Gentlemen, good afternoon," she
said, comprehending them in ono
brilliant look, nnd smiling again. It
was enough; that glanco had given
O'Neill any number of rlvnls.
A runaway almost ending fatally,
started a horrible ulcer on the leg of
?F. B. Omer, Franklin Grove, II). For
four yoars it defied all doctors and all
remedies. ButBucklcn's Arnica Salve
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irmo, 4.17
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6 11 pm
1 65 pm
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6 30 pm
6 46 pm
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3 26 pm
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