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THE REFOliMEIi, NOV. 21, 18S4.
Mtcn co Your Wlfo.
XUo Jdanehmtor GmnlUtn, Juno Rib, 1883,
saygi Atono uf the
Window" , .
' Looking on tho woodland wuy s !
4 With clumps of rhododendrons and great
masses of
i May blossoms: ! I
''There was an Interesting group. It included
one who had boon a
"Cotton spinner," but was now so
Paralyzed 111 ... ,
That be could only bear to He In a reclining
position. This refers to my case. I was tlrst
Attacked twelve years ago with
"Lomocotive Ataxy (a paralytic disease ol
norvo libro rarely if over cured) and was for
several years barely able to get about,
And tor the last
Five years not able to attend to my business,
Many things have boon done for me.
Tbo last experiment being
Nervo stretching, two years ago.
1 was votod Into tho
Home for Incurables !
Near Manchester, in May, 18b2, I am no
"Advocate;" , , , ,
"For anything in the shape of patent
Medicines ? . . . . .
And made many objections to my dear wife
constanfurging to try Hop Bitters, but flnU
to pacify ber
Consented!! . . ' . . ...
1 had not quite llnlsuecl tne urst oome wuen
I felta change come over me. This was Satnr
day, November 3d. On Sunday morning I fel;
so stronff 1 said to my room companions, "1
was 8dre I could
So started across the floor and back.
I hardly knew how to otitaln myself. I was a 1
over tho bouse. I am gaining strength each day.
andcan walk quite safe without any
.Stick I ... r nttrn Itnnfln. and
,ur supper. ,u " j " " ; ,
artti hope soon to be able to earn my own Ivlim
aiain. I avo been a member of tho Manchesto'
"Royal Exchange" -
For nearly thirty years, and was most hearll!
congratulated on going Into tho room on Inursdaj
fiatt. Vtry gratefully y".
IIUHN UliAiniltnPI
67 Tonerlffe St. Higher Brpughton.
MASOnsiTUB, (Eng.) Dec. 24, 18K3.
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Tbew celebrated Bitten are compesed ef eboM
Ro Jte, Berb and barks, among wblob art the O
DStlaa, Barseparilla, Wild Cherry, Dandelion, Ju.
Diner and other berries, and are so prepared a U
retain all tbelr medicinal qualities. They luvarU-
..... tka fallnwlnir r mil 11 Willi tl :
Dyspepsia, Jaundice, Liver lomplalnU, Lost el
Appetite, Headacnes, Billion Utacks, Bnmmei
Complaints, Piles, Kidney Diseases. Female Dlf
Boulties, Lassitude, Low Spirits, (ioneral Debility,
and, Id fact, everything caused by so Impure staU
of the Blosd, or deranged condition of tbe Btomacl
liver ar Kidneys. The agea nna in me vjomw
Bitters a gentle soothing stimulant, so desirable il
tbelr declining years.
They are recommended and used by BmlnMV
nyeicians ana uiergymeo.
K.. Jnu Weitos. Fall River. Vast., write!
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bdy. An un
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Seminal Weak
ness, Sperma
torrhea, Impo
tcncy, and all
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fifTHi TAIIM. AhnsV: a. Toe, '"nRF. TAIR.
of Memory, Universal Lnssitude, Pain in the Back
Dlrane-s of Vision, Premature Old Age, and manj
other diseases that lead to Insanity or Consump
tlon and a Premature Grave.
OS-Pall particulars In our pamphlet, which we
desire to send tree by mail to every one, -The
Specific Medicine is sold by all druggists at $1 per
paokage.or six packages for $5, or will be sent free
by mall on the receipt of the money, by addressing
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On account of counterfeits we have adopted the
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tleborooy U. C. YVillard.
once. Thorough
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uid or Snuff.
in nut
ui frit
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411 ELY BKOTUEUS, Druggists, Owego, N V.
The erection of MARBLE as a token of respect
to the memory of departed friends Is a custom
which has been followed from the remotest ages oi
amiauity. If you contemplate buying a iM.U
MIJs'. TI..T. .1IAMKKK. or. a.ij
other description of :EHHIHV Wlt K
write to s before yon purchase, no maticr If you
are a fow hundred miles away Mention this paper.
Wholesale Marble Manufacturers,
5 111 iLAaUi VI.
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your family. All druggists.
A Story of Love, Adventure and
tne Sea.',
JZii. mBA K at low rri. tend for price
' I was out again at seven bells-Unlf on
hemr before eight-and found th gale)
broken, a high soa running, and both top
gallant sails set over the reefed top-sail
Tho loe fouppers wero all afrotb with tu
water that came tumbling over the fore
castle. Away to windward about three
mllea off, was a lumbering black baric,
bove-to under a small storm trysuil, Iter
forotop gallant mast and jib-boom gone.
She was pitching and rolling in such a
style as no illustration could at nil come
near to express. The Dutch flag was
seized to her lower ndzaen-rigging the
height of a man above tho poop-rail, uud
th-ire It stood like a board. It was scarce
ly worth our while to hoist the ensign, for
we were passing hor like smoke. She was
not in distress; but had t'.is not been the
case, we could have rendered her uo help.
I called to seo some of the men, and re
quested them to stand by mo whilo I
opened the deck-house door and looked at
Deacon. I hoped to ilnd him quiet through
exhaustion, perhaps sano ngaiu. After I
should have Inspected him, I proposed to
confer with tho better disposed among tho
men who had helped me to lock him up as
to what we should do with him.
Wo accordingly pprou.elwd tho door in
a body. Unhappily, thvr,o was do window
to see into tho house through. Before ap
plying the key, I put my ear to the door,
but heard no sound. I. then withdrew tho
padlock and pushed back the door, stopping
aside as I did so, thinking ic as likely as
not thnt he had liberated himself in the
night and would fly out. In which case,
stand clearl a madman's bite is a horrid
wound; and from such teeth ai Doacon
snapped last night the Lord preserve us!
Weleby, nioro reckless than I, put in his
head and yelled out.
We all rushed in. and found the madman
hanging dead from the roof, tho rope that
had bound his legs around his throat, and
the end hitched into au eye-bolt between
tbe hammocks. His feet wero a hand's
breadth above the do:k, his head upon hU
shoulder, and his face phew! we'll just say
nothing about tha..
"Cut him down, Welehy," cried I; and
as tho sailor's knifo parted tho rope tho
corpse slipped into my arms, and I lot jt
drop upon the dejk quickly.
So here were two men of the brig's com
pany gone out of lifo in less than twelve
The news was borne breathless to the
scuttle, and oft tumbled all hauds, and
filled the house to have a look.
"Seo here," cried Suds. "He's cut his
wrists to pieces in gettin' 'em out o' the
lcish ill's."
"He knew the trick o' doin' it!" ex
claimed Beauty. "Ho jumped, d'ye s?e,
from this chest. Ho warn't mad enough
tr, Irnnor linnr in tirctlk Ills nOC'k."
"Hido his n?ly mug! 'Tain't a sight for
mon," muttered Old Sam, turning away.
Throughout the night tho other body had
lain upon the fore-hatch. And now a
couple of men, taking palms and needles
aud twine from the sail-maker's chest,
turned-to and stitehed the bodies up. I
brought my Church Service out, and read
a few passages from the proper Oillee as
the bodies were tilted off a couple of planks
Into the boiling water alongs.do.
It was all done in a hurry, and may God
forgive the lack of ceremony. , I wanted
the brig cleared of the ugly load, so that I
might brace my nerves tip again to deal
with ths dangors of the sea and tho crew.
Indeed, awod as I was by thd, manner of
. Deacon V death, bjttbouunxpocied exlino.
tlnctlon bf a lifo rendora pottvoly fon
tastio by its odd admixture of Iculturo, vil
lainy, and madness, I considered his ending
a fortunate occurrence. Hal he lived, my
humanity would have been tax J to pre
serve him from the crew. I should not
have known what to do with him, how to
feed him, where to confine him.
And now would his doath disturb the In
tentions of the crewl But it was eight
bells, and too bitterly cold to bo hangiug,
Church Service in hand, and tho water up
to my ankles, on the main-deck.
WK hnd lost five hands since we loft Bay
port, counting the captain und mate. Tab
rvduced the number of souls, in the brig to
eleven in all, and they may be catalogued
Able seamen: Sam, Su:l3, Savings,
Beauty, Lucky Billy, Little Wclchy.
Apprentice: Hardy.
Cook: Scum.
Officer, carpeutor, boatswain and sail
mnker; Mr. iianyard.
Captain: Jack Chadburn.
Passenger: Miss Louisa Franklin.
We were thus somewhat short-handed.
Old Windward hnd never disdained to add
bis weight to a pull, and someti.nos went
aloft. Consequently, bo was as good as an
able seaman gone. Five makes a great
gap in a small company, and it behooved
me to drag the brig out of these ice
bound, dirty latitudes as soon as ever I
could, lest sickness should still further im
poverish our diminished slojk of available
After breakfast I had a conversation
with Banyard, and asked him a plain ques
tion. "I consider you an honest man, Ban
yard, and shall deal with you openly. It
s my intention to save the brig It I enn,
md carry her into port. Are you for
.astiii in your lot with the crew, or will
roil stand by me?"
All his old shrewdness came into his eye3
is he looked at mo.
,'If vou can save ; toe brig," said he,
"it'll be a good job. But I should like to
know how vouVe agoIn' to manage it"
"May I "count upon your help," I cx
ilatmed, "when the opportunity arrives!"
"Look here, mister he said, slowly. "I
ion't want to get knocked on the bend.
You and mo aren t no match for the men."
"I shall not make a hand-to-hani affair
f it," I interrupted. "I have got a
tcheme working in my mini, which I hope
will rid us of thej men without blow;
when the time comes I'll unfold it to you.
What I now want to know is, at which end
f the brig is your heart
"Why, aft."
"That 11 do," said L
"Stop a bit. I 'anlained to you before
why I joined this business. I goes wh-re
the mob s biggest But Tin no pirate. I'm
for peace and "spectability. There's a bi
9' nionry in a saviu's-bank belonging to a
man as aigns his name with a cross, and
that man s ma. It ain't pirates as saves
op their money in saviu's-banks agin the
calls of old age. Got me out o' this mess,
misur, and lot the magistrate know as I
bad naught to do with it, and this here
arm is ai your aarvioe and welcome."
"All right." said I; "anJ now all yoti
have tJ do is hold your jaw and wait for
those blessed things called circumstances. "
Banyard should have been a Scotchman.
Xever was there so cautious an old hunk.
He had not yet forgiven the men for thoir
practical joke upon him, and tbe general
contempt in whirh they had held bim. and i
this one guarantee of his fym,aihy with
roe, -t to speak of his real an riot y to get
sway from the mutiny and it consequence.
In a word I had watch! and sounded
Mm for some days, ani was well awurcd
of his inclinations; fOherwise I should bave
bin a madman to put myself in bis power,
and risk my life on the chance of bis keep
ing my Intentions hidden from the crew.
It was worth my while, however, to see
wnat thoughts Dt-aon's death had exciu-J
in the rn-o, and wjat Ideas tney now bad
respecting the island and the gold ia it
So, roinr forward. I IKlt tnr fc-ad Hr-wn
m, .Mitn. and asked thorn to luy aft, und
confer with ma in the cabin.
In truth, ic was too coia to taiwu '
talk on duck. AU tho wrapper.? n i
II ....,M nuf. Iinvil lll'llfc VOUr llOSll flUM
froozlng, unlow you k.mt your less violent
ly exorcisou.
a i t-.im rnliln. tliev soatod thom-
solves round the tublo, and, to put them m
a KOd humor, l proaucea
. hnrr.iMi Hint, had fallen to my
sharo-ft'td, served the liquor round in a
mi. . i . ,1 4 i.ltntl
wine-glass.' Tiieir eyes uuiil-ou "-
heads At the -sight of if, thirsty ship
wrecked marines could not have looked
mare gloatingly and lovingly upou a spring
of wa.er. , ,
I took tho head of tho tnblo, nnd glano
ing along tho row of grimy faces, Innocent
nf Rruin. thoir heavy, blnck hands and rough
attire, I opened tha debate.
"Now tlint Demon nas proveu
madmnn by stabl.iug Jimmy and hirngln?
himself, what notion of his island havo you
still got among you f"
Beauty answered after ft silence.
"We've talked it over, and we've ngreed
along with Hammy, who reckons thnt Dea
con's yarn noedn't bo uono the loss true be
cause he went mad."
"I told ye that," said Sam to mo.
"So you did," I answerod; "but that was
before Deacon went raving mad."
"Toll him that yarn about old Mrs.
Lobb, Sam; it's fust-class, and rog'lar to
the p'int," shouted Suds.
"I've heard that, too," said I. "What I
want to know is, have you still, all of you,
so much faith in Deacon's story that you
ore determined to prosecute the voyage to
the South Sea?" , L t
"Look btre!" crlod Boauty, "just toll us
whoro else we're to go to, will ye! Wo
want the gold, and we mean t6 got it."
"And supposing it's thore, and supposing
you got it, what aro you going to do
with it?" , , , .
"Why, sew it up in our clothes, ana turn
to and get shipwrecked," replied Beauty.
"That ain't impossible, is it, master?"
There was a shout of laughter, Beauty
looking triumphantly around.
"You'll excuse mo," said I, very politely,
"for asking so many questions, but, yon
see, I am concerned in this business as well
as you, and I want to know what's to be
come of us all when Tve brought you to
tho end of your journey!"
"Oh, you'ro quite at libbuty to ax ques
tions," growlsd Sam, sucking the rim of
his wineglass; "we'll tell ye all we know."
"Supposo there's no gold, no island even;
what then?"
This was evidently a consideration they
did not like to entertain, for they began to
shout altogether angrily, one of thorn say-
"If there's no island, we'll not take it
that it ain't there, but that it don't suit ye
to find it" ' ,
"If it's there ,ril find it," I answered,
coldly "You have no right to talk to mj
liko that, Billy. I've not deceivod you
yBut I thought to myself, even while I
was answering the fellow, "Whothor it's
there or not, I'll find it for you," which
was tho bull on whib my scheme restod.
"Suppasln' matters to be as you say,"
observodfc'uds, "and there ain't no gold in
the island4, aud it's all a lie, why then we'll
turn beach-combers, which is my notion o'
proper sailorin'-shippin' for tho cruise, a
pocketful o' silver dollars to tassel the ends
' your handkerchers with when ye sign
articles, plenty of lush, lovely gals soft as
middon for sweethearts ashore, and warm
. . . . I V . . . . ,1-.. -.Id
winds, anu nomen to uu uuu w
"There ye go with your murderin' sup
posing aginl" Bhouted old Sam, in a fury.
"Supposin there's no gold! supposin' tho
sea ain't salt! supposin' this brig's at the
bottom o' the hooean. and we're all barn
acles! Wot I say is, before we go hum
buggin' about w.th supposin's, wait till we
find out wot's wot." V ' ' '
And in his wrath ho smote the table vio
lently with bis list. . !
"Master," here interposed savings, gently
addressing me, "there ain't such a thing as
another bottle o' rum knockin' about in
one o' the lockers, is thore " " .
"No," rep'ied I, shortly, "thore isn't. If
your stomach wants staying, here's tho
empty bottle; clap your uosa to it and sniff,
and when you'ro satisfied yqu'll owe me
nothing. Now," I continued, turning t3
the others, "I suppose Deacon told you
that his islnn l is not on the chart!"
"Yes, ye3, wo know all about that " crlod
"If the fellow was wrong in his reckon
ing, I shall be at a loss, of course, when I
romo to tha place where he fixes his island.
Now, since his story, if true, proves that
there is one island in the South Sea which
is not marked on the chart, there may be
others tftat aro not charted cither. Aro
you following mo!'1
"Yes, yes go on!"
"It might happan that wa might sijfht an
Ssland that may prove not to bo Deacon's,"
Old Sam nodded.
"I shall not be able to we if the coa-t
corresponds v'ta Deacon's sketch, without
running tlio brig close to the land and
bringing up- This would bo extremely
A ..: 1.....nna tru m.fflit fi ,1,1 nut. thflt
I tlli:'.iu.t;, w-vc. u ..w w..
' the inland was inhabited!, 1hat there was.
I ft mau-ot'-war lying in ft harbor, or coV. 6r
creek, hijdea to us, ani w'j Buould bo in
the position of the man who, leaving his
bimiUo in a cave, went back to fetca it,
and was set upou by tho lion that had
slipped in, when he had gone away, to got
a spell of sleep.
"Go on," cried Billy; "nil hands is lls-
tcnin'." .
"My moaning is this: To save our necks
wo must bo sure the land we sight is Dea
con's island, and that it is uninhabited, and
no vessel anchored near it, before bringing
up. Is that right"
"Why, I don't juppoe that's to be con
tradicted," replie I Beauty.
"Wo must tak3 every precaution to
guard against tho brig's being Loardod. If
that comes, I must tell you plainly that I
sha'u'c be able to help you. I can't forge
fresh ship's papers, suspicion must be ex
cited, whatever yarn I miy invent; we
shall be detcmrd, taken on shore, examined,
the truth twisted out of some of us, and
then, hurrah for Jack Ketch and Woolloo
niooloa J nil !'-
"It'll be a bad lookout If it conies to
that," xrod Boauty, scow.iug around
him. .
"Just tell us what your plans are, mister ;
you'vo got a loug head; we look to you,"
tali Savings. " -
"I have thought the matter over, mates,
and this is my proposal," 1 replied, looking,
with a great air of thought at Beauty's
square-jawed face: "The first bit of laud
we sight that is in the noighbjrhood of
Deacon's reckoning, we'll approach to with
in three miles no nearer. We'll heave the
brix to at that, and lower away the quarter-boat
with a couple of empty water
casks in her. Five of you must then jump
in and row for the shore. Should tha
island be Inhabited, it will look as though
yon have come to fiU vour ca-sks. If it i
Deacon's island, you will take soundings,
find out a good mooring-spot for the l-rig,
come back, and let us know."
The men looked at each other, and there
was a tolerably long silence.
"That'll be a safe wey 'o doin' itl" er
claimed Beauty. "Who's to go along in ths
boat !- who's to be the party I '
Choose yonr own men; Til goslon
with you if you like," I replied. "Who
ever takes charge of the boat must be a
wan we-can trust; some one with ready in
vention and good cheek to answer ques
tions suiml ! tbe island prove a tartar. It
to for you to say If 3ou will trnst me."
There was another paase. I was throw
ing them right off the scent They were
bad tacticians; and, not liking to own in
speech tuat they would not trust me, ad
mitted it by their silence.
There is one point however," I contin
ued, pretending not to notiiw tbe obvious
meaning conveyed by their si en:, "to
which I must direct your attention. It
yon depute roe to go lu the boat, my pres
ence there will be out of order. It is not
eurtomarr for the skipper
liko this to go ashore alow? with a waver
ing party, it wouiu no i"" .
the mates or boatswain t talco clmrgo of
tbe bout A epark will Mow i,p a powder.
ship, and a small hint nmy lead to no end
of trouble In the case."
"That's my way o' view.nr 11, si'-w ,
with au approving nod. ...
..,.1.1 u.. ....,.'. mi honest man. but lies
a mulo," I proceeded. "They'd whip the
truth out oi mm
vise you to chooso him as coxswain."
"You're sup posln', of course, that tho
Island we sight turns out to be inhabited!"
said Boauty.
"Ye i."
"And if it ain't!"
"Then we shall run no risk."
"But if wo wero to see houso, or pec
pa? movin' about, we'd como away without
landin'." . , . ' ,
"And run tha risk of being pursued'
That won t do, mate. You'd havo to pull
straight ashore, ilU your casks, tell your
story, and come away like an honest boat's
crow." , ,
" Yo must be blind as a pig under water,
Bonuty, If ye don't soo that," criod Suds.
Beauty was silont.
"Who's to take charge, then! Some one
as can talk and bounce, that's sartiu!" ex
claimed Savings. v
"Beauty is your man," said L
He looked at me. Jji
"Lot him pretend to be bo'sun and sec
ond mate. I'll tell him what to say when
the time comes."
"I'll do it fast enough," he replied, de
fiantly. I'm not afeard. I'll talk to 'em,
If any question is ax'd."
"You have plenty of tlmo to think these
plans of mine over," sal 1 I, getting up.
,m hniTV. Talk them over ; and
if you can hit up:n some better way of
securing this mutiny against thechaneo ol
detection through oar blundering too near
tho wrong island, why, come aft with it to
me, aud we 11 discuss It. Gold is a flrst
rate thing, and I hope you may got it; but
the hopes you have ot lining your pock ts
must not load you intouod, or hand you
over to the hungmnn."
I was trembling all over when they left
me so heavy had been the excitemont
under which I labored, and arduous tho
task of suppressing it But I was never
more exultant lu my life-for only lot them
carry out my project, and my sweetheart
would be 'safe, and tin brig her own shijj
for mo to pilt her homo in.
That night I never turned in. After
going below for five minutos at a timj to
draw some whi.Ts of tobaeco, and recorer
my circulation in tho warmer air ot the
cabin, I would return on dock, too anxijus
to remain absent for a more lengthenod
period. ...
However, it would have boon hard for
tune, indeed, if weather like this lasted.
We drew out of ft gradually, sighting no
ice until we were in longitude bu 0 , when
the brig's course was shaped north -northwest,
and wo hoadei with thankful hearts
for tho mild waters of the Pacific.
The heavy load of auxiety that had
weighed down my mind had neither bene
fited my health nor myappearance. My
face was thin and careworn, and my nerves
wore sadly out of tune. ... Had I "given
way," as old women can n, i snoum uavu
takeu to my bed, and gono through a bad
illness. But indisposition was a luxury
I could not afford. I put forth all my
will, and kept myself in hoalth by hctrd
resolution, which was a complete triunipb
of mind over physics, and a satisfactory
proof to myself that Nature is sometimes
to be controlled aud awed into complicity
with the mind's lesire- y resolute defi
ance of her hints.
The crew had workod for their lives in
coming round the Horn, and hard work it
was for a company weiaened by the loss oi
five pairs of stout hands. The cold wenther
passed, they did nothin beyond steering
the brig and trimming Pds. The tteglecl
of the vessel was apparent in bar aspect;
her standing rigging was sla.k, her masts
dirty, chnflng-gear in oftters, sfde3 rupty
and brown, paint worlrlllthy: a'.io might
have been a whaler on her return homi
after threo y ars' knocking about among
tho South Sea Islands.
However, as we were now approaching
tho latitude of which the men had been
dreaming for the la-t ten weeks, I recom
mended certain preparations and got them
carried out Panyard, as carpenter, thor
oughly overhau'ed the quarter-boat, and
made'her tight and sound, polishing her oil
with a coating of tar and slush. The fish
tackles were rigged up, and working very
leisurely, tho men got both anchors over
ready for use; the ke.lges were looked to,
and a hawser coiled down forward.
These and other preparations for bring
ing up, all whi n I superintended with a
'zeal under which no one who wotchou ma
would have supposed lay a motive directly
nt variance with the ostensible ob ect of
nil this work, put a kind ot now spirit into
tho crew nnd brought decisively home to
them a seli.iO of tlio reality of the under
taking on which they were ensaed. . Thsy
began to cnt some of their oli capsrj
again; every day brought us into a softer
and more delicious climate.
One glorious morning I .induced Miss
Franklin to accompany mo on deck. She
shrunk at first from ttw idea; hor horror
anddrendof the men wero deep-rooted;
however, I succeeded in overcoming her
alarm, and led her up tho companion-ladder.
ir he clung to my arm when her eyes met
tho scowling countenance of Beauty, who
happened to be at tho wheel, nnd then sin
threw her scared glances forward, where
some of tho men lay lirod on their backs,
smoking and conversing, on tho lower stud
ding sail, which they had pulled open and
spread for the softne s of it '
When her first fears passed oT. it was
ono of the tonderest sights imaginable to
seo her looking round upon the oroad blue
sea and up at the while sails, with child
liko rapture in her eye3, and hor sweet
nostrils quivoring to the glory and fre.h
noss of the breeze. For tix long weeks had
she remained beiow, forever hearing the
sullen grinding of tha vessel's timber, the
scuttle closed, and no. fresh air coming to
her, and all the world of heaven and water
outside cramped dowato the circumference
of a circle of glass, which was as often
under the green seas as out of them.
The men looked at her bard, and that
was all. I had her arm in mine, and la
this way we paced the deck ; and when she
was for pulling her hand away more for
fear that the mert would call out a rough
joke on us, than because she was unwilling
I should have it, I said, "I have earned
this privilege, and you must tell me I de
serve it"
Her manner was all the answer I wanted,
and to and fro we walked, gravely as any
admiral and his wife.
Tbs calm seas, the warm winds, the
lazy movement of the sails, and the society
of Louisa Franklin given, I should have
teen content ti see tho brtj turned into
the Flying Dutchman: and that meant that
we should remain always young, and tbe
sun warm and the water calm.
Having once broken through ber fear,
she came on deck often. The sailors never
approached her, nor appeared to take any
notice. Perhaps they knew where my
heart was, and w hat sort of baud I should
raise to defend ber. Yet a better reason
was, they were heartUy ick of the voyage,
wanted to be ashore, lining their clot be s
with the money, and clear of the danger of
the mutiny.
Here, indeed, was a distinct alarm among
them, manifested to me in a mot jointed
fashion one day whoa we sighted a vessel
steering down upon as. ' Tbe moment
"ftaiL ho!" was cried, they tumbled aft;
tbe glass was passed from band to hand,
and the most uncomfortable anxiety shown.
"Was she a man-of-war f thy asked
tne. I thought not, by tbe cut of ber: yet
she proved to be a man of war a iiraxil
lian bark-rigged steamer under canvas,
anding soulh-soutt-east. She passed us
at a distance of two miles, with ber colors
drooping at tbt roff-snd- , -
i in mm larno uny t called Beauty to mo,
and inquired if tho crow had come to any
Hv.ih ai imigoments respecting our move
ment. when land should be sighted.
"No." said he; "we're going to carry out
your plan. Sammy wur sayin' that, ho
thought three niilo wur too fur off to heave
the bri to. It 'ud be a six-inilo pull tlioro
an' bacK, A milo oil' 'ud bo fur enough ;
then with the glass we'd bo able to soo if,
there wur any houses ashore, and save us
the troublo of lowerin' tho boat."
"We can easily make it one mile," I
answered; "only as to sighting houses from
the deck, remember thiswe may chance
to make a portion of the land where no
habitationsre visible; to bring tho brig up
on tho supposition that there is uo popula
tion, without first carefully reconnoitring,
would be madness."
"That's right enough!" ho exclaimed.
"I'm for sending the boat to have a look
round, only wo don't want to start rowin'
six miles when two'll do."
: A tU:-tnnce of ono milo would not answer
my purposo so well R3 a distanco of three.
I pretended to yield to bis Wishes, but U3V
crtlteless I monut to have my way.
To no living creature as yet had I un
foldod my scheme. Once I had it on my
mind to tell it to Miss Franklin, but tho
more thought of whispering it alarmed
mo. On tho absolute unsuspicion of the
crew depended tho success of my scheme,
and on my scheme depended, iu all prob
ability, Miss Franklin's lifo and mine,
and certainly tho safety of tha brig. You
may readily believe, therefore, that I
s nrcely presumed to let my own thoughts
dwell upon it, lest it should so mould
tho expression of my faco and influence
my manners as to excite doubts of me
among the men.
Indeed, my lifo, my love, my whole fu
ture fortuno were embarked upon tho haz
ard of a stratagem. God knows how I
contrived to net tho part that hold tha
men satisfied with my integrity, thomsolvos
sullen and suspicious, scanning tho horizon
with .doubting eyes, often creeping aft to
inspect tho compass, and calling upon ma
to produce the chart and show them the
brig's whoroabouts.
Thursday, the 15th of October. This
day mado tho one-hundreth since wo had
left Bayport
Yesterday's sight:) hnd shown us to be
ono hundred and twenty milos to tha south
ward and eastward from tho spot where
Doacon placed his island. At the pace we
had been sailing during tho night, we ought
to mako the land some time in the after-noon.
Yesterday I had deceived tha crow by
indicating our position wrongly on the
chart They had, therefore, no idea that
wo were within a few hours' sail of tno
actual spot where Deacon had placed his
Though all my thoughts concerned tho
preservation of Miss Franklin and tho brig,
I will own that I was extremely curious to
discover whothor that madman Deacon's
island really had existence or not. If we
should sight any land this day, when the
chart gave us nothing nearer than Teapy,
which was another day's sail distant from
the spot wo bad reached, I should probablr
find myself disposed to believo in txo gold
Bo yov will gee, in spito of my arguments
with the men, my mind was not yet satis
fnotorilv made un on the matter.
Under all plain sail tho brig eat her quiet
wav along tha smooth, long-rolling sea,
and at noon I made her out to bo, to use
Deacon's own words, "true on tho parallel
of thirty degrees," and one hundred and
thirty-five miles to the eastward ol leapy.
. Boauty, who had evidently been appoint
ed or constituted himself leader of tho men
in the room of Deacon, came aft with
Wei :hy, nn demanded to know whero I
made the brig's position.
I replied that we were about one hundred
apd fifty miles to the east of tha place wa
were making for. ' " "1
"When do you reckon to be there?" asked
"With this light wind, to-morrow after
This appeared to satisfy them, and, aftor
some f urtlier questions, tboy went forward.
I approached Banyard, who was sitting on
the sky-light, and said to him, in a low
"If Deacon's island is anywhere, it is
hereabouts. For reasons of my own I havo
just told the men wo shan't reach tho place
wee bound to till to-morrow. Keep your
weather-eye lifting, and if you sight any
thing that looks like hind, sing out."
"What do you expect to sight, mister?"
"I don't expect to sight anything to day.
But if land should show anywhero upon tha
horrizon, lot mo know instantly.
"There's no land belonging to those here
parts of tho sea as Is wrote down on tha
chart, is thore!"
"Then In the Lord's ntme what am I to
look fori" - '
"Deicou's island," I replied, smothering
a grin at the old fellow's woo Ion faco.
"Deacon s island," ho groa;icd, in a voice
of disgustful contempt "V'e'li have to in
vent a new kind o' sportacles for n.o to
look out of, if that's what I'm to watch
for. 1 ain't given to cussin' much myself,"
he continued, with stubborn gravity, "but
I'll be damned if there's o'er a pair o' eyes
aboard this weasel as'U see that island this
sida o' the uniwerso. It's ono o' them
places you'll find vere tho Flym' Dulchmnn
puts in for water. They'ro mostly mado
of clouds, tbey are, vithout soundin's."
I loft tho old sceptic and brought Miss
Franklin on d.ck. I made a comfortable
seat for her on tho skylight, and looking
into ber pensivo, beautiful eyes, I whis
pered, "This time the day attar to-morrow,
Miss Franklin, yonder bowsprit, if it ploao
God, will be pointing in a directly oppo
site direction for home."
She started, and looked at ma with a
sudden passionate eagerness.
"Are you in earnest?" she said.
"Assuredly I am. I would not deceive
you in such a manner, oven for the sake ot
making your eyes brighter and happier for
a lit tie while." " .
"Where will the men be!"
"Hush!" I answered, with a glanco aft
at tha wheel. "The very decks may havo
ears for such a sesret as this. Only one
man," intimating Banyard by a slight
movement ot the head, "is in myeonu
don.e, and ho has no idea yet of tho sti ata
guin I am going to adopt tJ save you aud
the brig!"
"Tell me," she pleaded In her sweet
voice, "you may trust me with all your
"A little patience. I am holding my
tongue, notirom a foolish lovo of tho mys
tery of sileuce, but for a reason you will
appreciate when you hear the story. I am
now going toclimothemast to havo a look
So saying, I wont forward and sprang
into the fore-rigging. The men, hanging
indolently about the foreecastlo, stared at
me hard and inquisitively as I went aloft.
I ascended as high as the fore-royal yard,
from which elevation I commanded a view
of miles and miles of sea. The horizon ali
around us was perfectly unbroken, a clean,
clear line, girdled by a heaveu of brilliant
blue. Kight away down in the south wa a
tiny spot a minute, lustrous fle.'k a ship;
that was all
Deacon's words to me had been: "I have
settled it to within the compass of the
horizon by dead reckoning. It would beave
in sight somewhere from tbe fortop-aH
yard when the brig reached tbe place I be
lieved it to be.'
Those had been his words to me as wali
a I could recollect them.
From the summit of tbe fore-royal yard
I sbould be able tJ see land, unless, indeed,
It was a mere flat coral island, seventy
miles distant so transparent was the air.
Yet no shadow to indicate Und stained the
crystal c lea mess of tbe water-line, taking
tho whole circle of it I drew a doep
breath. In the exqnUite aniformity and
eolur of the horizon was the surest convic
ting of Peantn a a lisr to b found. liot
a liar, perhaps; a madman, or, morj truly
BtlJl, a moiionuin!nc.
Was it the reading of 1lie newpnwr
paragraph that ilrst put. tho notion of tim
talo into hi.s hemlJ Had ho really been
shipwrecked hi the R!jtl Ukt lu,di through
thu (law in his bruiu causod tlure by ( io
danger, lmaginod he had saved the gold
and burled it?
The secret was at-the bottom or tne son.
Who can explain a human crazo! All tha
consisltoiiolod of his story, all the artful de
tails of it,.ho perfect likelihood ot such a
thing, ubovo all, his own profound belief
hv the fancy hero wero Just tho sanities
required 'to provo the madness, now that
tho rniles ot bluo sea gavo ins yarn rno no.
The men oeiow waicueu mo wiiu
fast, upturnod laces. 'luoy looxea no
bigger than dolls dowu there. Tho rip
ples on tho sea were invisible, and the sur
face .was like an unbroken convexity of
bluo glass. On this lay tho brig's hull, a
narrow streaic ot winto oock glistening
with the brass work hero and there, witu
wrinkles of water breaking from tbe bow.
I swung mysolr on to the top-gallant
rigging to slido down into tho cross-tree3.
A thin voed or a voice tremoa up: ,
"D'ye seo anything!"
"Nothing!" I shouted back.
This wa3 no disappointment. It was not
until to-morrow, they bolioved, that they
wero to sight the island. I reached tha
deck, and went quietly to my placo along
side Miss Franklin.
"I havo mado a discovery," said l, smu
lng to seo the welcome her eyes gave mo ns
I seated myself, "and will toll you a se
cret." "What?" in a thrilling voice.
"Deacon's island is on the chart whero
Lillinut, Utopia, and the New Atlantis
are." ,
"I do not understand you."
"I mean that Deacon's island has no ex
istence." "Ah!" '
"He was u madman, and imagined a lie
and believed it true."
"I never thought it true."
"Neither do I now," said I.
"Aud all for a wiskod delusion they
turned my poor brother away from his ship
to perish in tho little boat," said she, in
that musical moaning voice of her sorrow
that was softer than the plaining of a dove.
"Not for that entirely, but we will not
soeak of it now. Let us pray that those
sails up there mny continue round all night.
If they do, then this time to-inorrow you
will see a blue island coast upon tne uorizoo
out yoadorj" nnd I pointed to the sea oi
the port bow.
OH THE SVE. """""
As the time npwroa -lied for the exeentlon
of mv sehome, my anxiety was correspond
ingly heavy. All tlirougtt tnat atcernoon,
and in tho doz-watchos until tho night foil,
the men were constantly throwing their
glances ahead, and sometimes going alost,
exhibiting much restlessness iu their maiv
ner, and conversing in low tones. There
was an entire absenco ot the laminar dois-
terous laugh and "skylarking'' among
I had only to put myself in their place
to understand the state of mind they were
ia. Tho vovaeo. in ono sense, was nearly
at an end; it was no longer possible for
them, on this eve of tho day that was to
torminato ono essential portion of their
journey, and fulfill in somo shape or other
one particular object of tho mutiny, to pos-
i.i i...i;n-,.nn.a
S6SS liUe IOeilllgS Ut IWCKlusa muiucioiivn
that had animated them so far. They
wero fullv sensible of the magnitude of
tho crime thev had committed, and tho
thoncrht of it. stifled herotoforo by the
feel in or of security bred in them by the im
mensity of the seas they had traversed, a
desert on which crime might wander lor
ever undetected, was now a power, strong
as conscience, to Keep them subdued, to
hold thorn anxiously watchful, and to fill
them with fretful speculations as to the is
sue of tho advonturc.
The night passed quietly. It was a nlgt
of surpassing beauty, the starsso thick that
tho sky was a pace of throbbing light. So
peaceful was tlio motion of the brig that
sho seemed to sleep upon the placid sea; yet,
gent'.o as wa3 tho wind, each time tho log
was hove wo were found to bo gliding
through: the wator at tha rate of several
miles an hour.
It was my intention to regain, if possiblo,
possession of the brig without bloodshed.
This would be practicable if the mon did
not niter the programme I myself hnd
sketched out to tliein. I will . own this,
that underlying all my honest detestation
of their piratical and murderous actions
was a sneaking kindness for tho crew.
They had been my messmates. 1 bad
shared iu their jokes, laughed over
their yarns; wo had gono through
much rough work aud rough weather to
gether, and I hail suffered equally with
themselves under an odious and insupport
able tyranny. The way in which they hnd
iv?eued tildinsolves upon ihj captain arl'l
mate had boou inhuman altogether too
b.irbarous ; yet, even here, consideration of
their rough, uncultured natures, tneir igno
r.ince, and passions undisciplined by kind
ness, their lives a series of beggarly hnrd
s'iip3, hard words, and poor pay, would in
cline the most rigid to view their modj of
recrimination with mercy, if the wantjn
and cruel provocation they received were
taken into consideration.
Is it not as criminal to provoko crime in
others as to perpetrate it yourself? Tho
captain might havo kept his men honest
by kind dealing. JJ made them murder
ers, and surely tho sin was as much on his
shoulders ns on their.
When Banyard enrae on deck at mid
night to relievo m?, I stayod talking with
him for half an hour. Planting myself
whero no syllablo of our whispered conver
sation could ha overhenrd, I laid beforo
him my plans, and represented the shoro I
required him to taks in them. The ingenu
ity of tho scheme awoke a small glow of
enthusiasm in the old fellow.
Mclfihis? Diseases
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CUBA Kesoi.vknt, the Now Blood Puilfler.to keep
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trouble. Only lho llvcr.:o nred tmcbe an my
limbs remain as o token of my tormer misery.
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