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JES' TO BE ALONG O' fOU.
Why. dearie, swnu I couldn't tell like how
It 'pears to me
To be with you. and only you, 'fhout mind-
In' where we be;
It aort o" brings a dreamy sense of peace
and comfort, too,
An' a restful kind o' teedln' Jus' to be along
It Bets the he>es a-hummln' an' Übe birds be
gin to sing,
An' the clover head 3 to blushta", thlnkln'
of the happy spring.
It makes the roses brighter In the mornin's
An' me as happy as the birds to be along o'
The brooks laugh at the mossy banks that
o'etr its edges dip,
The water lilies kiss the brook, pretendin"
Jes' to sip.
Beoms like 1 clear forget myself when
brook and lilies woo.
An' wonder what you're tihtnkin' of when
I'm aiong o' you!
Why, dearie, all the world grows bright,
and beautiful, and fair.
An' Jest to live and breathe and be Is
When I'm along with you, my dear, for
getUn' where we be,
An' both are happy aji' content when
you're along o' me.
—G. H. Turner, in Coldwater Courier.
(ROBERT" 10UIS STEVETtSOrTI m 1
On our little walk along; the quays,
he made himself the most interesting
companion, telling me about the dif
ferent ships that we passed by, their
rig, tonnage, and nationality, explain
ing the work that was going forward
—how one was discharging, another
taking in cargo, and a third making
ready for sea; and every now and then
telling me some little anecdote of ships
or seamen, or repeating a nautical
phrase till I had learned it perfectly.
1 began to see that here was one of the
best of possible shipmates.
When we got to the iun, the squire
and I)r. Livesey were seated together,
finishing a quart of ale with a toast
in it, befcre they should go aboard
the schooner on a visit of inspection.
Long John told the story from first
to last, with a great deal of spirit and
the most perfect truth. "That was how
it were, now, weren't it, Hawkins?"
he would say, now and again, and I
could always bear him entirely out.
The two gentlemen regretted that
Black Dog had got away; but we all
agreed there was nothing to be done,
and after he had been complimented,
Long John took up his crutch and de
"All hands aboard by four this after
noon," shouted the squire after him.
"Ay, ay, sir," cried the cook, in the
"Well, squire," said Dr. Livesey, "I
don't put much faith in your discover
ies, as a general thing; but I will say
this—John Silver suits me."
"That man's a perfect trump," de
clared the squire.
"And, now," added the doctor, "Jim
may come on board with us, may he
"To be sure, he may," says the squire.
"Take your hat, Hawkins, and we'll see
. POWDER AND ARMS.
The Hispaniola lay some way out,
and we went under the figureheads and
round the sterns of many other ships,
and their cables sometimes grated be
neath our keel and sometimes swung
above us. At last, however, we swung
alongside and were met and saluted as
we stepped aboard by the mate, Mr.
Arrow, a brown old sailor, with ear
rings in his ears and a squint. He and
the squire were very thick and friendly,
but I soon observed that things were
not the same between Mr. Trelawney
and the captain.
The last was a sharp-looking man
who seemed angry with everything on
board, and was soon to tell us why, for
we had hardly got down into the cabin
when a sailor followed us.
"Capt. Smollett, sir, axing to speak
with you," said he.
"I am always at the captain's or
ders. Show him in," said the squire.
The captain, who was close behind
his messenger, entered at once and shut
the door behind him.
"Well, sir," said the captain, "better
*peak plain, I believe, at the risk of
offense. I don't like this cruise; I don't
like the men, and I don't like my officer.
That's short and sweet."
"Perhaps, sir, you don't like the
ship?" inquired the squire, very angry,
as I could see.
"I can't speak as to that, sir, not hav
ing seen her tried," said the captain.
"She seems a clever craft; more I can't
"Possibly, sir, you may not like your
employer, either?" ssyh ti» squire.
But here Dr. emt in.
"Sta}' a bit," said he. "stay a bit. No
use of such questionsas that but to pro
duce ill feeling. The captain has said
too much or he has said too little, and
I'm bound to say that I require an ex
planation of his words. You don't, you
say, like the cruise. Now, why?"
"I was engaged, sir, on what ye call
sealed orders, to sail this ship for that
gentleman where he should bid me,"
said the captain. "So far so good. But
now I find that every man before the
mast knows more than I do. I don't
cull that fair, now, do you ?"
"No," said Dr. Livesey, "I don't."
"Next," said the captain, "I learn we
are going- after treasure—hear it from
my own hands, mind you. Now, treas
ure is ticklish work; I don't Like treas
ure voyages on any account; and I don't
like them, above all, when they are
secret, und when (begging your par
don, Mr. Treiawney) the secret has
been told to the parrot."
"Silver's parrot?" asked the squire.
"It's a way of speaking," said the
captain. *'B!abbed, I mean. It's my
belief that neither of you gentlemen
know what you tire about; but I'll tell
you my way of it—life or death, and a
"That is all clear, and, I dare say, true
enough," replied Dr. Livesey. "We take
the risk; but we are not so ignorant as
you believe us. Next, you say you don't
like the crew. Are they not good sea
"I don't like them, sir," returned
Capt. Smollett. "And I think I should
have had the choosing of my own hands,
if you goto that."
"Perhaps you should," replied the
doctor. "My friend should, perhaps,
have taken you along with him; but the
slight, if there be one, was uninten
tional. And you don't like Mr. Arrow?"
"I don't, sir. I believe he's a good
seaman; but he's too free with the crew
to be a good officer. A mate should
keep himself to himself—shouldn't
drink with the men before the mast!"
"Do you mean he drinks?" cried the
"No. sir," replied the captain; "only
that he is too familiar."
"Well, now, and the short and long of
it, captain?" asked the doctor. "Tell us
what you want."
"Well, gentlemen, are you determined
togo on this cruise?"
"Like iron," answered the squire.
"Very good," said the captain. "Then,
as you've heard me very patiently, say
ing things that I could not prove, hear
me a few words more. They are put
ting the powder and the arms in the
fore hold. Now, you have a good place
under the cabin; why not put them
there? —firstpoint. Then you are bring
ing four of your own people with you,
and they tell me some of them are to
be berthed forward. Why not give them
the berths here beside the cabin—sec
"Any more?" asked Mr.Trelawney.
"One more," said the captain.
"There's been too much blabbing al
"Far too much," agreed the doctor.
"I'll tell you what I've heard my
self," continued Capt. Smollett: "That
you have a inap of an island; that
there's crosses on the map to show
where the treasure is; and that the
island lies—" And then he named the
latitude and longitude exactly.
"I ncrer told that," cried the squire,
"to a soul!"
"The hands know it, sir," returned
"Livesey, that must have been you or
Hawkins," cried the squire.
"It doesn't much matter who it was,"
replied the doctor. And I could see
that neither he nor the captain paid
much regard to Mr. Trelawney's pro
testations. Neither did I, to be sure, he
was so loose a talker; yet in this case
I believe he was really right, and that
nobody hud told the situation of the
"Well, gentlemen," continued the cap
tain, "I don't know who has this map;
but I make it a point, it shall be kept
secret even from me and Mr. Arrow.
Otherwise I would ask you to let me re
"I see," said the doctor. "You wish to
keep this matter dark, and to make a
garrison of the stern part of the ship,
manned with my friend's own people,
and provided with all the arms and pow
der on board. In other words, you fear
"Sir," said Capt. Smollett, "with no
intention to take offense, I deny your
right to put words into my mouth. No
captain, sir, would be justified ingoing
to sea at all if he had ground enough for
that. As for Mr. Arrow, I believe him
thoroughly honest; some of the men
are the same; all may be for what I
know. But I ain responsible for the
ship's satety and the life of every man
Jack aboard of her. I see things going,
as I think, not quite right. And I ask
you to take certain precautions, or let
me resign my berth. And that's all."
"Capt. Smollett," began the doctor,
with a smile, "did ever you hear the
fable of the mountain and the mouse?
You'll excuse me, I dare say, but you
remind me of that fable. When you
came in here I'll stake my wig you
meant more than this."
"Doctor," said the captain, "you are
smart. When I came in here I meant
to get discharged. I had no thought
that Mr. Trelawney would hear a
"No more I would," cried the squire.
"Had Livesey not been here I should
have seen j-ou to the deuce. As it is, I
have heard you. I will do as you desire;
but I think the worse of you."
"That's as you please, sir," said the
captain. "You'll find Ido my duty."
And with that he took his leave.
"Trelawney," said the doctor, "con
trary to all my notions, I believe you
have managed to get two honest men
on board with you—that man and John
"Silver, if you like," cried the squire;
"but as for that intolerable humbug, I
declare I think his conduct unmanly,
unsailorly, and downright un-English."
"Well," says the doctor, "we shall
When he came on deck, the men had
begun already to take out the arms and
powder, yo-ho-ing at their work, while
the captain and Mr. Arrow stood by
The new arrangement was quite to
my liking. The whole schooner had
been overhauled; six berths had been
made astern, out of what had been the
nfterpart jf the main hold; and this
set of cabins was only joined to the
galley and forecastle by a sparred pas
sage on the port side. It bad been
originally meant that the captain, Mr.
Arrow, Hunter, Joyce, the doctor, and
the squire were to occupy these six
berths. Now Redruth and I were to get
two of them, and Mr. Arrow and the
captain were to sleep on deck in the
companion, which had been enlarged
on each side till you might almost have
called it a roundhouse. Very low it
was still, of course; but there was
room to swing two hammocks, and even
I the mate seemed pleased with the ar
j rangement. Even he, perhaps, had
CAMERON COUNTY PRESS, THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1898.
been doubtful as to the crew, but that
is only guess; for, as you shall hear, we
hail not long the benefit of his opinion.
We were all hard at work, changing
the powder and the berths, when the
last man or two, and Long John along
with them, came off in a shore-boat.
The cook came up the side like a
monkey for cleverness, and, as soon as
he saw what was doing, "So ho,
mates!" said he, "what's this?"
"We're a-ehanging the powder,
Jack," answers one.
"Why, by the powers," cried Long
John, "if we do, we'll miss the morning
"My orders!" said the captain, short
ly. "You may go below, my man.
Hands will want supper."
"Ay, ay, sir," answered the cook;
and, touching his forelock, he disap
peared at once in the direction of his
"That's a good man, captain," said
"Very likely, sir," replied Capt.
Smollett. "Easy with that, man—
easy," he ran on, 1o the fellows who
were shifting the powder: and then
suddenly observing me examining the
swivel we carried amidships, a long
brass nine—"Here, you ship's boy,"
he cried, "out o' that! Off with you to
the cook and get some work."
And then, as I was hurrying off, I
heard him say, quite loudly, to the doc
"I'll have no favorites on my ship."
I assure you I was quite of the squire's
way of thinking, and hated the captain
All that night we were in a great
bustle getting things stowed in their
place, and boatfuls of the squire's
friends, Mr. Dlandly and the like, com
ing off to wish him a good voyage and
a safe return. We never had a night
at the Admiral Deubow when I had
half the work; and I was dog-tired
when, a little before dawn, the boat
swain sounded his pipe, and the crew
began toman the capstan-bars. I might
have been twice as weary, yet I would
not have left the deck; all was so new
and interesting to me—the brief com
mands, the shrill notes of the whistle,
the men bustling to their places in
the glimmer of the ship's lanterns.
"Now, Darbecue, tip us a stave,"
cried one voice.
"The old one," cried another.
"Ay, ay, mates," said Long John,
who was standing by, with his crutch
*'Bo ho, mate*," said he; "what's this?"
under his aria, and at once broke out
in the air and words I knew so well:
"Fifteen men on the dead man's chest—"
And then the whole crew bore chor
"Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!"
And at the third "ho!" drove the bars
before them with a will.
Even at that exciting moment it car
ried me back to the old Admiral Den
bow in a second; and I seemed to hear
the voice of the captain piping in the
chorus. Dut soon the anchor was short
up; soon it was hanging dripping at
the bows; soon the sails began to draw,
and the land and shipping to flit by on
either side; and before I could lie down
to snatch an hour of slumber the "Ilis
paniola" had begun her voyage to the
Isle of Treasure.
I am not going to relate the voy
age in detail. It was fairly prosperous.
The ship proved to be a good ship, the
crew were capable seamen, and the
captain thoroughly understood his
business. Dut before we came the
length of Treasure Island, two or three
things had happened which require to
Mr. Arrow, first of all, turned out
even worse than the captain had feared.
He had no command among the men.
and people did what they pleased with
him. Dut that was by no means the
worst of it; for after a day or two at
sea he began to appear on deck with
hazy eye, red cheeks, stuttering tongue,
and other marks of drunkenness. Time
after time he was ordered below in dis
grace. Sometimes he fell and cut him
self; sometimes he lay all day long
in his little bunk at one side of the
companion; sometimes for a day or
two he would be almost sober and at
tend to his work at least passably.
In the meantime, we could never
make out where he got the drink. That
was the ship's mystery. Watch him as
we pleased, we could do nothing to solve
it; and when we asked him to his face,
he would only laugh, if he were drunk,
and if he were sober, deny solemnly
that he ever tasted anything but
lie was not only useless *as an officer,
and a bad influence amongst the men,
but it was plain that at this rate he
must soon kill himself outright; so
nobody was much surprised, nor very
sorry, when one dark night, with a
head sea, he disappeared entirely and
j was seen no more.
"Overboard!"said the captain. "Well,
gentlemen, that saves the trouble of
putting him in irons."
Dut there we were, without a mate,
and it was necessary, of course, to ad-
vance one of the men. The boatswain.
Job Anderson, was the likeliest man
aboard, and, though 'he kept his old
title, he served in a way as mate. Mr.
Trelawney had follower! the sea, and
his knowledge made him very useful,
for he often took a watch himself in
easy weather. And the cockswain, Is
rael Hands, was a careful, wily, old, ex
perienced seaman, who could be trusted
at a pinch with almost anything.
He was a great confidant of Long
John Silver, and so the mention of his
name leads me onto speak of our ship's
cook. Darbecue, as the men called him.
Aboard ship he carried his crutch by
a lanyard round his neck, to have both
hands as free as possible. It was some
thing to see him wedge the foot of the
crutch against a bulkhead,and,propped
against it, yielding to every movement
of the ship, get on with his cooking like
some one safe ashore. Still more
strange was it to see him in the heaviest
of weather cross the deck. He had a
line or two rigged up to help hiim across
the widest spaces—Long John's ear
rings, the3' were called; and he would
hand himself from one place to another,
now using the crutch, now trailing it
alongside by the lanyard, as quickly as
another man could walk. Yet some of
the men who had sailedwith him before
expressed their pity to see him so re
"He's no common man, Darbecue,"
said the cockswain to me. "He had
good schooling in his young days, and
can speak like a book when so minded;
and brave—lion's nothing alongside of
Long John! I see him grapple four and
knock their heads together—him un
All of the crew respected and even
obeyed him. He had a way of talking
to each and doing everybody some par
ticular service. To me he was un
wearied'ly kind, and always glad to see
ine in the galley, which he kept as cleam
as a new pin; the dishes hanging up
burnished and his parrot in a cage in
"Come away. Hawkins," he would
say; "come and haw a yarn with John.
Nobody more welcome than yourself, my
son. Sit you down and hear the news.
Here's Cap'n Flint—l calls my parrot
Cap'n Flint, after the famous buc
caneer —here's Cap'n Flint predicting
success to our v'yage. Wasn't you,
And the parrot would say, with great
rapidity: "Pieces of eight! pieces of
eight! pieces of eight!" till you won
dered that it was not out of breath, or
till John threw his handkerchief -over
[TO BB CONTINUED. J
JUDGE DOOLITTLE'S JOKE.
It Pot Senator I-'esnenden Ink Had
The old senator was a great story
teller and related many interesting and
humorous accounts of what he had seen
in public life. One of his favorite
stories was at the expense of Senator
Fessenden, a warm personal friend.
The judge and Senator Fessenden had
been appointed on a commission with
several others to treat with the various
chiefs of the Sioux nation on an impor
tant Indian question of the day. It was
long before railways had been intro
duced into the far west, and the mem
bers of the commission had to travel on
horseback. Judge l>o<»little was chair
man of the commission, but at the con
ference shifted that duty to the shoul
ders of Senator Fessenden. The latter
was highly pleased at the honor con
ferred on him and much "puffed up" in
consequence. The judge had method
in his madness, however, for he had
heard of the pecuViar reception ten
dered by the Indians to the spokesman
of any party of visiting whites.
At the appointed' time the two par
ties to the conference congregated.
There were probably 200 Indian chiefs
present with their wives. Senator Fes
senden advanced to do the honors for
the commissioners, when to his»«iistriay
the whole body of Indians—squaws and
nil—advanced, and, after embracing the
chairman, gave him, according to their
custom, a welcoming kiss. Judge Doo
little often said he thought that Fes
senden never quite forgave him for the
trick. —Doston nerald.
Sn me Tnle.
There is the old story of a Dritish
railway. A traveler had l left his wrap
in a railway carriage, and the guard,
opening the door, inquired:
"Is there a black mackintosh here?"
"No," answered one of the big high
landers inside; "there is no black Mack
intosh, but there are six re>d Macgreg
This story would almost seem to have
been copied in another railway story. A
clerical passenger looked up from his
"Have you read 'Lamb'sTales?' asked
"No," said the man opposite, who hap
pened to be a commercial traveler, "but
I have black sheepskin rugs."—Gen
Gilhooly applied to a matrimonial
agency for a companion, and the gentle
man in charge said:
"I've got just the kind of a woman
you want. She is tall and slender, love
ly blue eyes, golden hair, and a beauti
ful complexion. Her figure—"
"Now you are getting down to busi
ness at last. How much is her figure?"
WIYCk to Work for Them.
An old Georgia negro, meeting his
former master, was asked about his
family. "Well, suh," he replied, "some
is railroadin', some is 'sputing and
spoundin.', some is in office, en some in
de chaingang, buit mos' er dem is good
citizens en got wivos ter work fer 'em 1"
Not Thnl Kind of n Iloy.
"Little boy," said the kind gentle
man, "I hope you do not read those per
' nicious dime novels?"
I"Naw," said the little boy, "not w'er:
I kin git bully good stories for a nickei
' apiece."—Cincinnati Enqviyer.
COUNT DE CASSINI.
Kunnlu'M %ew Anibamdvr at Waik-
Ington In a Diplomat Mud Scholar
of Urral Henown.
Count de Cassini, the new ambassa
dor from liussia, who brings to
Washington a message of the kind
est import from his imperial master,
is a gentlemin of noble ancestry —
ancestry more distinguished than
noble, for it was the family of Cassini
whose members, from father to son,
for more than 174 years were the di
rectors of the great observatory of
Paris. The ambassador's immediate
family went to Kussia to live early in
COUNT DE CASSINI.
(Ju3t Appointed Russian Ambassador to
the United States.)
the present century, when that great
state began to become "European
ized." The family was always scien
tific, and the present count is the
first of his line to take to politics
and diplomacy rather than the pro
fession of his ancestors. At the
same time, few men in secular life in
Europe can boast his attainments
in the way of scientific and classic
knowledge. His diplomatic work for
liussia in the orient ranks with that
of the best talent in the world, lie
was the czar's representative in the
complications which followed the
Chinese-Japanese war, and it was he
who secured all the important con
cessions to liussia recently granted
by the Chinese emperor. His reward
for these distinguished services was
the embassy to Washington, now con
sidered one of the highest diplomatic
stations by the governments of Eu
rape. Count Cassini speaks seven lan
guages fluently, including a few ori
ental tongues, and he is rapidly ac
quiring English for the purpose of
better facilitating his work in the im
portant new post.
FIGHT FOR A CORNER.
Claim .1 uin |>111 k Scenm to He Practiced
In .\ew York City a* Well
as tlie I'ar Went.
That queer little building which was
erected just a year ago on the south
west corner of the boulevard and One
Hundred and Eighth street is called
to mind by a dispute which is now on
as to the ownership of the triangular
plot of land on which it stood, says
the New York Herald. Mrs. Johanna
C. Samuel, a wealthy widow, claims it,
and shows an alleged abstract of title.
J. liomaine Drown & Co. are just as
positive that Frederick Entz, their
client, is the owner, and hold another
alleged abstract of title.
Michael McDermott erected the
building under a lease from James A.
QUEER LITTLE BUILDING.
(The Source of Much Costly Litigation In
Deer ing, agent for the De Peyster es
tate. it was triangular in shape, the
sides being P-'Vis and 21% feet, and
the overhanging second story was
supported by massive iron pillars. It
was erected in Mrs. Samuel's absence
from the city, and when she returned
she entered an indignant protest
against what she termed "claim jump
ing." The building was recently re
"I went to see Mr. Drown," Mrs.
Samuel said, "but he denied that I had
uny title. My lawyers have the matter
in hand now. I defeated the plan to
seize my land by building that house
on it last year, and I will defeat
J. Komaine Drown said that Mrs.
Samuel had not a shadow of claim to
any part of the land.
"The court of appeals decided long
ago." lie said, "that title to all of it
rested in the heirs of Nicholas <!e
Peystor, and the Title Guarantee and
Trust company has guaranteed our
client's title. Frederick Entz is a re
tired business man. These matters
were settled long ago by the courts.
Mrs. Samuel simply bought a 'tax
title,' but never paid the back taxes.
The property was redeemed by the
owners, and Mrs. Samuel can recover
her money from the city. She is sim
ply laboring under a misapprehension,
though I tried to explain to her the un
tenable position she was assuming " _«
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