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the "at,-ai an ows,'
Nt$ttung Adramlwure of TOn( of he
Most Veebrt.et Ftghtese is the
Old Amerteas Navy,
An old sailor's log, brought to light
by the Princeton Alumni Weekly,
records some startling adventuros of
Capt Stockton, afterwards the fam.
ons CXinodore Stockton, of the Uni
ted States navy. The courage and
recklus daring of this member of
the historic New Jersey family are
remembered at Princeton, yet the
events set forth in the log eclipse any
thing that has ever before been gen
orally known of his doings.
The log was kept by an otler
named Squibb, on board t he United
States storeship Erie, off Oibraltar,
in 1849. The story of the t ommo.
dore's adventures on this occasion
has been told in his family and the
version of it in Squibb's diary corre
sponds minutely with theirs. Charles
S. Squibb, of Brooklyn, a son of the
author of the log, has sent the e
oerpt to the Stockton family. lie says
that he is sure it is authentic, be
oause his father was very eare.ful in
such matters. Here is the story as
told by the elder Squibb's log:
"This tlibraltar in the place where
the English officers were taught to
be more civil and more sparing in
their un,e of opprobrious epithots to
ward our othcers and countrtmen
after the last war. This 'esson tht
learned, too, upon their own im
pregnable ground
"Onr M\eriterraneau ships at that
time frt-lneutly came in here to buy
supplies, and, as the tttioers were
oiumonly insulted in the stret'ts,
duels were by no tulitans nucommon
and generally terminated in favor of
onr side. To sneh mn extent was
this carried that the governor tirst
prohibited fighting within the gairri
s.m and prohibited his officers from
going outside, and next prohibited
American otlieers from coming
ashore, except under peculiar cirenu
"About this time un English otti
cer grossly insulted the consul, who
was a peaceable old man of family
and did not resent the afrent. This
very ship Erie came in soon after,
under the command of the tire-eating
Stockton, of Princetou. He, hearing
of this insult to an old consui, sought
out this offieer and grossly insulted
him in return, with a view to elicit
ing a challenge. Finding his etTorts
unavailing, he challenged the offieer,
who p'romised to make arrangements
for the duel, notwithstanding the
"A few days after Stockton re
ceived a note telling bim that if he
would land at the Ragged Staff
Stai s, and take certain roads up the
mountain to a certain precipitons
ledge. a' an appointed time, he
would find his adversary ready. The
latter pledged his honor that Stuek
ton would be allowed to return to
his ship unmolested if he eaped
being shot.
"Stockten went, of course. and on
reaching the spot found his adver
satry ready. But just as they were
abou'tt to take their plac'e a guard
was seen comnig up by the way
Stockton had taken. He, bhwever,
iinSIte'd onU having a nAght, swnee they
had come for that ptorfme, before
the guard arr!ved. They took their
penCa* and itd, th.e Eng'ishman
falhn& not k.lled, but waimed for
lit' Stakinz started tben to go
do.wL tht- iI .! i6 direction opposite
t.- th~at by whieb the guard was com
ing, but aon fo'und h'imself opposed
by anotber guard in front. He there
fore returned to the ledge in front
and met the officer of the first guzard
just as he was mounting upon the
ledge. H{e asked to be allowed to
pass, but was told that he was a
prisoner, He then stated that the
honor of the regiment was pledged
for his return to his boat, ari wvas
insolently told that there was no de.
pendence to be placed on his word.
Stockton immediately clinched with
tbe officer and sprang with him ovet
the precipice, falling a distance of
80 or 40 feet. WVhen he regained
his senses he fonnd the Englishman
dead In his arms. He made the best
of his bleeding and brnised toward
his boat.
"When he had come into the pub.
lie road again he saw an o0014er or
horseback and begged him, if he had
any pity or honor, to lend himi hit
q'.borse. The officer replied tJhat he
uld Aet 41 y ,eYAe s orMOon
god: s'hi.s;"as enough fo*
Stookto. a+ seiu* him by the
le4 capaisd him off his horse, got,
into the saddle and .ode to the Rag
god Staff st&ire, Here he found
himself impeded by two soldiers with
tfied bayoneta, with ordera to arrest
every one who attempted to pass.
Talking and explaining to them he
got close upon them and pushed
their bayonets aside and sprang over
the parapet. Hor again he lost sun.
sibility and was only aroused by the
victorious cheering of his boat's crew,
who had picked hiu up, pulled into
the bay and stopped to cheer.
"The result of this expedition was
that Stookton immediately challenged
the whole regiment for their dishonor
and bad faith to him. Some timo
after that he received notice that if
he would come upon neutral ground
just before sunset on a particular day
he might get his satisfaction. Now,
both the English and Spanish guards
had orders to arrest any otllots seen
together upon the plain. Stockton,
knowing this, picked out a boat's
crew of his best men, armed t hem
with pistols and o utlasses and started
for the rendezvous. Leaving the
crew at the boat, he crept on his
hruds and knees until he came within
sight of the meeting plsce.
"T'rhere he saw the English otli
oers disarmed and in charge of a
guard of seven or eight Spanish sol
dieers, all sitting down, with their
arms stacked close by, evidently
waiting for the result of some mes
sage which they had sent to the
liock. Stockton returned to tIhte
crew, explained what he was going
to do, and told them to desist as l.-g
as possible from the ust- of their
arms, particularly pistols. They all
crept softly up, took the guard by
surprise and, before they could use
their arms etTeetually, had them all
tied upon the ground. 'Now,' says
Stockton to the oficers, 'we can have
onr tight undisturbed' "
Squibb's diary then tells how sev
eral of the English etli,-ors went
aside to determine by lot which of
them should meet the captaiu, while
Stockton, seated on a rock. conversed
with one of their number; how the
lot fell the man with whom he was
taiking, and how Stockton sa d "I
don't want to tight this man; he -s
the only one among yu l know, and,
although 1 have only known him for
twtnty innute, yet I believe him te
be a gentleman. I would rather
tight any- tw>, or three of the rest of
vou than this one man." The En.
glishmen, amazed at the uniinehing
nerve of the Yankee, consulted to
gether again, and then regnested
that the affair be called otT. prom
ising that the "'single eoward"
among them, who had failed to keep
his word to Stockton, rb->uld be im.
mediately sent to England, eashiered.
Later an American midshipman was
insulted by t.ae English and the cap
tain sent a challenge to the (Gover
nor of the place, "which," says the
log, "produced an apology and put
an end to the catuse of disturbance by
inducing the English to wend their
Commodore Stockton was the otli
eer who commanded the fleet sont
along the Pacitie coast during the
war with Mexico and, in co operation
with Fremont, did more than any-1
body else to accomplish the cession
of California to the United States.
He commanded the United States
steamer Princeton, on whieb, (during
its trial trip up the Potomae during
President Tyler's tert., one of its
guns exploded, killing the Secretary
of State, the Secretary of the Navy
and Mr. Gardiner, whose daughter
President Tyler afterward married
After his retirement from active ser
niec Commodore Stockton was prom.
inent both in national and State
It took the jury in the Molineaux
case but fifteen minu'es to render a
verdict of "not guilty'." T1he verd1ic't
in reality meant "not enough proof
to convict."
Three insane negroes were burned
to death in the insane ward at the
Charleston hospital last week. The
tire originated in this ward and it
was impossible to save these inmates.
Ben Henderson, the negro barber
who was recenitly shot and killed by,
a policeman in Chester, left $1,505
in cash in his safe, which was found
when the safe was opened. In his
will he left this and his home to his
two girls and the shop to his two
boys, 10 and 14 yeare old, nho with
the assistance of an older barber, are
now running the shop.
A New Trad Wte 6 14k 4twing. s
Mandt aNd Be"4t1e Mraha.
'New York Sun.).
"There'goes one of 6/hae oonde
sers," said the publisher, pointing to
a tall slender young fellow wearing
glasses and with a number of books
nder his Arm. "Ris besiueee is uon
densing novels, and when a man ho
omea an expert at it hi doegn't have
to look for work.
"This has been a very busy world
for some time. There are thousands
of people who want to keep up with
the novels of th day, but. haven't.
the time to read them as they are
originally written, So there arlhun
treds of readers and elocotionista
who go about reading condensed
novels t.o literary oireles, olub , oburoli
societies and private families.
"'hie demand for readers for pri
vato families is growing astonish.
ingly. The readers go to this house
or t hat" one night a week, or possibly
twice a week. The head of the house
invites in a few friends, or maybe be
and his family have the reading all
to themselves.
"They don't want a continuous
performance; they must have at least
one story an evening. If the stories
they want are too long for one even
ing they must. be out down to fit the
"That follow who just walked
into the ferry boat tackled
l'ho Crisis" a little while ago. The
order was to out the book down to
two hours.
"He found it took eight hours to
ead it as it was written. It took him
over a month, working :regularly a
part of every day or evening to cut
it down. Then the people who hired
him made up their minds that it
ut be shorter, so he had to go to
work to hack it down to one hour
and a quarter. What do you think of
that ?
"He did it, although it. was a
fearful job. it took him longer to
cut otf that last 40 minutes than
it did to get rid of the first six
It requires more brains some
titis to cut a book down than it
does to write it in the first place.
Nothing of importance must be left
out A1I the strong features, the pret
ty scenes, the amusing dit'ogues and
5 on. must be left in.
"It is really surprising, howevar,
how little that is importint is cut
out. 1If you had read the original
'Crisis' and then heard the condens
ed story yon would have to cudgel
your brain a little to make out exact
Ily what is missing.
"There's a knack about it,
t bere is to anything else. The con
denser must tirst read the story care
fully to get its general effect. Then
he very, often reads it to study the
"At tirst reading he has seen pas.
sages that way be dropped and no
one be much the wiser. On second
reading he takes out even more, and
pretty soon he has the thing out
down perhaps half. "Very likely
he will now take a copy of the book
and cut all the pages loose. The
pagos' he has marked out he throws
away, and the fragments of pages
he pastes together to make the re
quisite number of lines for a page.
"He is now getting things down to
a working basis, and here it is that
his real genius comnea out. He plays
strange tricks with that story as he
goes on, and he often surprises him.
self at. the things he dares take out.
Every nowv and then he reads the
condensation to seme member of his
family, or to some friend who had
vead the book, and c.n whose judg.
ment he can place some relianne.
"They tell me it is really most en
grossing work, while it is very fati
guing at the same time. That fellow
wvho went into the ferry boat just now
is an enthusiast. He makes far more
money than many of the chaps who
write ti-e original stories. Honestly,
I don't know but what he deserves
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A rrive (toen*O& ........244 p in .....
t. Anderson ............ ........... 7 lop m
Laure ... 14p m 1080a e
1 eev111 ............19 t . 840 am
Gr _t#eenv p ..1 pm l 6pA
.Ar ltend H.. ).. 8 ..... ....
Henderonvoe....6 .pm 4..p
Aihevllle................ 7 6 p in .,.....
14eave Aevib,............... 27 08 m
b rr ........ 0 . 80 pm
lenn a ige......10 h 0 '.......
C4retol a 6 126p
Gren .e.... ......1 t>a ,m 48-p1'
Laurens,, ..., ,... 9 05 mt0o
Arrive WaterloH. . n ...
(4reenw .,........ 2 61 pF in 46 pm
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AuguSta.............. 6 00 . It 85 a,m
Leave Gotunn bl"............ 1t0 am
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Clinton . 25 pm
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H partanburg ...,..., 8 80.pm
tlenn Bpriage... 4 00 pm
Leavo Glenn Spratinge.... 10 00 am
Bpartanburg.... ..... 3201a pm
Greenville............. 12 16 pm
Arritve Clinton .................. a 22 Pm
Newberry .............. 8 06 pmt
Colum bia:............... 4 80 pm
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Conneetions fr9m Nowbo ry via Columbia
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Co1iuJe110117KIM01C. 0
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10 60 am Mthens 6 19 pm
11 55 am Ilbeton 5 17 pm
12 58 pm Abbev ilie 4 03 pm
I 22 pm - Greenwood 8 35 nm
2 ioptt" Ar Clinton (Dint) Ly. 2 45 pm
10 00 ant Lv Glenn prings Ar 4 00 pm
12 16 pina etp anburr . 3 80 pm
12 2 rm (menville 8 5 pm
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11 4J).m n.r Larolas (Din'ir) L.v-2 (7 pm
Y' 63 - 62 86
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6 00 202 iv Laurens Ar 160 600
0 :' 2 01 " Parke Ar 142 4 60
6 40 9 2 ..Olinto..." 1381 4 80
6 58 2 14 Goidville 117 8 51
7 08 . 24'4 ..XSnard.. 110 8 40 '
7 17 2 49 ..,Gary.. . 1 05 83
'20 2 64 ..Jalapa.. 100 '822
:800 810 lewberry 1245 800
'8 25 826 Prosperity - 12 82 2 22
:342 8 84 ....81ighL.... 1228. 202
t6 55 889 Lt Mountain 1L1 1,56
k) 16 851 ...Cbapin... 1309 1 89
.1.24 3 67 Hilton 1202 1 29
'4332 4 01 Wihite Rock 11560 1 24
1087 4 47 iallentine II164 116
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10 02 4 2 ..Loaphari.. 11 40 (2048
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-620 Mumnter 9 60
'9 20 ArrUaarleston Lv 7 00
-Traina6b8 andi 52 arrive ar.d depait frov
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'9.60 am..Lv......Sumter........Ar 4 56 pR'
11.10 am..Ar.....Columbia......Lv 8.45 pm
SA2.29 am..Ar..Prosperity.......v 2.24 pn
32.42 pm..Ar.....Newberry......Lv 2.10 p1'
11.26 pm..Ar......linton..........0 i.25 pn
L47 pm..... Ar.....Laurens..........Lv 2.10 pr
3.25 pm.....Ar......Greenville.....v 12.22 pr
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