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Our Stock Must Be Reduced
before we take invoice, md in order to do ;o we
u ! offer rare bargains fiom diamonds down to
the smallest article in our line. Space v.i M oily i
j-cimit a few of the many bargain. .
Ladies' diamond rings S.S and S. 10 on < now $ >;
Good watch (guaranteed) o; Fi-iew.' h, jou
p. ys7 for now $5; 8 day clotr< 'a $4 fine;
now 25: Black iron clock gi't i:imm : ig, wrs
$lO now $6; Alarm clock warranted Cc.
Come and examine our stock and _y.t what you
need in oi.r line cheaper than you ever dreamed of
C. F. T. PAPE & BRO. j
JEWELERS 122 South Main St.. Butler. P?.
O'd s* I v r aid gold t; ken the ..amc rs cash. S: 'c un ' Feb. is.
HDSELTON'S Great D l k s , e
IN BOOTS and SHOES.
'fht-re will l>e lively >- "> e sell: 1 .ri house for i
some time lo come, ffe lnve i .ie balance ;
of everal o' <>l r fi •<- es e somewhat
o ucen '<n<i ji • ■<l ..itiii do» i o
About 50c on the Dollar! . \
Misses' ShOSS. mostly narrow widths A. B .• :<! C
One lot of fine Doii K ol*. p'ahi t.»e. uarrow f «* wiU have a ra e
spring! anil heel, forsr.er i, ce $ .25 f .50
awl now 75c ami f i.eo—v.zc* One lot of Ladies' Lace Shoes, former
11 y t _ price il 25 and *2.00; now 75c and sr.oo.
Children's, tame *: vie. 8# to n, ie- One lot of Ladies'soft I) .--ola shoe*,
dnced to 50c and 75c. Sizes 6to 8, 35c button am! trims, plain r: i 111», fo nt-r
and 50c. price §4.00 and *4 50; now ji.so and
One Lot Women's
Heavy Leather Shoe- -fo uier pce on,en s *»"•»« at ** and 25c.
•1.25; now 75c. Woo! Boots and Stockings.
Men S and Boys Shoes. Men's \V(-ol Iloots and Rubbers at
One lot of Call hand-made Co es-> if 35 and f2 io.
Shoes former price *300; * .50. Men 's Jobber Shoes, gocxl at 50c.
Size* 6 too. j, ave aMI ] storm arctics at 75c
Boys' Shoes »t 75c and $ .( 1. S:.xs 1 and SI.OO. Rubber Boots, all kinds you
to syi. may ask for. Tell us what you want.
Ladies' Shoes. We have il
One lot fine Don Kola, lace and but- A» Winter goods-warm I-acl Shoes
ton, former fnce *3 or, and $4 00 a '" l S,! PP ers at a *" eat deduct 0.1.
Butler's Leading °p posite Hotel Lowr >''
Shoe house, 102 N. Main St., Butler, Pa.
J. S. YOUNG,
I Tailor, jitter and Gents Goods.
• • Summer heat makes the problem of looking dressy .and keeping eo-.l a hard one
But W! '\c solved it; and for once economy, comfort and fashion go hand in baud
Otir sun mer suits ate finer in fabric, nobbier in pattern and more stylish in cut
hanjever before, tliey fit jour curves and yet they're not sweat bath outfits. The
prices may surprise y.u.
J. 8. YOUNG. Tailor.
101 S. iMAIN St., - - . BUTLER, PA
J ® They Fit Well, |
. T 'vvill wear well, i
i /val If new year ideas 1 "d< , your
It 1 I /\\ 1/ I il" c '"*' u ' s ?re t'P-todatc they as well Ix
■> 1 % I '1 several years behind the time If v u wan
□ / iSI vWm r -v* " le clothing you should x<-'t youi
1 v\ 1 li 1 "*) clothing of men who have the ideas. Vol
V\l L w ant them to look vlll and w :ir well. If
[ they arc not satisfactory you justly blame tin
» tailor. We make the clot his ill correct style.
/ anf j you art . surc ~f |n fltttnj, f or M ,. K uaran
tSJT tee tlieni and make the clothes to suit you.
fi P KFCK —MERCHANT TAILOR
vj. I .
A- a r^d
To Suit All
Cornc to u> and you il hnd our stock so that you c«n find
what you want—All varieties of shoes for sale at lowest prices—Our
en''re fall an 1 winter stock is open and ready for your inspection—
Our stock was never larger than the present- -Complete stock of
Ladies' anil Misses' fine Dongola, Box Calf, winter tans, Knamels in
welt sole, in ade for winter wear.
In Men's shoes our stock offers many selections of winter tans.fne
enamels, coidovans, box calfs and many other. Have you seen our
genuine water-proof shoe? It is a dandy—the upper extends .yound
the welt to the edge of the sole—this in connection with sheet rub
Vr a-id cork bottom filling makes a complete join' that cannot be
secured in any other way —A shoe thus made is more nearly water
tight than can be made by any other process. Our stock of Men's
and Ho y's heavy boots anil shoes is large, and prices away down—
Full stock of Hoy's high cut copper toed shoes.
Large and complete stock of rubber goods of all kind Felt boots,
Felt shoes and warm lined shoes and slippers of all kinds at rock
Full stock of sole leather and shoe findings—Sole leather cut to
any amount you wish to purchase. High iron stands for repairing.
Do you wear box calf shoes? We have a polish put up for box
calf shoes which keeps the leather soft and pliabl< When in need
of boots and shoes
CALL AND SEE US.
128 S. MAIN St. BUTLER. PA.
i M E BUTLER CITIZEN.
Alien you '-ake Hood's Tills. Tile big, old-fash
ioned, sugar-coated pills, which tear you all to
pieces, are not In it with Hood's. Easy to take
... leas mm*
■p to date I j 9
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«!- >■- C. I. Ilood fi Co.. !.o\vett. M iss. |
Tie- '.uls l'.lls to iaki -• th Hood's SarsapanD*
are Trying It.
In order to prove the gre:.t merit of
F -. s Cream Halm the mo«t effective ci're
for Citarrh and in ll f «l, wa have pre
pnr d a g trial size for 10 rents.
Get it of your drnggi-t or send 10 oenU to
ELY BUOS., 56 W'arrea St., N. V. City.
I snfTered from catarrh of the itind
ever since a boy. and 1 ne\er • for
! cure, but Ely's Cream Halm teems to do
: even that. Many acquaintances ha-, ascd
; it with excellent results.—Oscar Oatruui,
! 45 Warren Ave., Chicago, HI.
Ely's Cream Halm is the acknowledged
cur- "f r catarrh and cont-tins no cocaine,
mercury nor auy injurious drug, l'ri' e, .
1 &0 ceuts. At druggists or by maiL
We Ail Know
thsi t.ie s'ovenly dressed man
never receives the resnect a:i<t ,
cons'dcra' ion the wel 1 • e*-st'd
man gets. One i-ccre. i d:cs
-1g well lies in the sel' c.:on r f
. e right tailor.
are cut and made in cur own
no ksbop in this city. We are
paiticnlar about the fit, fashion
and all the minute details ia
th» : r construction.
Would l>e pleased to show
*c.i a produc: of our shop and
r- so give you a pointtr in econ
MEN'S LOTH ES
3EANOH & MACES
Livtry, Feed and Sale Stable
RE AR OF WICK HOU.SK,
11, hcftuf h'T"»« Mid fl:ill. cU.i rif*
al > :i) on uaiul aiitl for hire.
I' st »-'om'dati 'T, in toxn fir perm.-
hoarding ai.d trau/ietit trade. c p i -
al r*ri* guar «r. tend
isttMf r«»i.!n li.r -;*ty five tn.i-i
A goi.d cla<"« "f horren, Iwith ibiteM »L'i
u• < ! t h'.rm* al«"»y» f>n hand am! f'>r
Killer * full gnar* ti l-; i i or.
•in in rir-itier notification hy
S3 A NOR <1 NACK.
Telephone. No 219.
Counting The Cost.
Have you ever calculated how
much is sav< <1 in the long run by
having your c'othi 'i made by
tailors who know th 'r bur
You get better good , more care
ful workmanship and the fit and
style are worth a great deal.
It's a satisfaction to wear first
class, well made clothes, and tlicn
it's economical -is well. Clothes
that fit, wear longer, look better
and are more satisfactory to the
wearer. Those who wear our
garments appreciate this.
Stop and calculate. Do you
wear tailor-made clothes? In
that case you have garments that
last longer, wear better and suit
you more completely than any
other. Every garment is made in
the best style. No accidental
fits. No disgraceful effects. It
is cheaper to wear custom clothes
than any others. Fail styles on
mum oijii'S A SPECIALTY.
Cor. Uia rr.or.d. But lor. Pa
ABRAMS, BROWN & Co
Insurance and Real tsfate.
PROM I'T SKTTLF.MIvNTS.
Ilotrif* of Now York, Insur
;mrr <'o, of Nor!h Ann of
I'll. I 9 li«*itix liisuriiiiCM of llrfioklyn. .N V
and Hartford Insurant? <o. of llartforfl
o| I'll I Corner of .NLaln >l. and Mm- IMa
riiond. Dorth of Court IIOUM-. Huth r I n.
M. C. WAGNER,
139 South Main street.
Over Shnu! & Nast'n Clothing Store
BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY', JAXL'A 13, ISi.VS
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSOH
CHAPTER I.—Billy Bones, an old sea
flog, much addicted to rum. lodges at Ad
miral Benbow lim. 1
CHAPTER ll.—Stranger, called "Black
Dog." meets Bones; an Interview ends m
fight and disappearance of stranger. 1
Bones suffers a;>oplectlc stroke. \
CHAPTER lll.—Blind beggar comes to .
Inn, presses something in Bones hand
and leaves. "Ten o'clock:' Bones
cries. "Six hours. We'll do them yet; at .
which moment he Is struck dead by apo
CHAPTER IV.— Near Bones' body Is
found a little round i>aper. blackened on
one side, on the other the words: \ou
have till ten to-night." Gold Is found to
Bone.s' sea chest, and an oilskin packet.
Flight taken from Inn.
CHAPTER v.—Blind man (Pew) with ;
companion® attack the Inn. Chagrined at
not finding "Flint's fist." the scoundrels
scatter. Blind Pew is run down and killed
by a horse. i
CHAPTER Vl. roung Hawkins ta«os
packet to Dr. Livesey, who with Squire
Trelawney opens It and finds minute di
rections for finding of vast treasure.
CHAPTER Vll.— Trelawney fits up ex
pedition to seek treasure.
AT THE SIGN OF THE SPYGLASS.
When I had done breakfasting, the
squire gave me a note addressed to John
Silver, at the sign of the Spyglass, and
told me I should easily find the place
by following the line of the docks, and
keeping a bright outlook for a little ]
tavern with a large brass telescope for
a sign. I set off, overjoyed at this op- j
portunity to see some more of the ships
and seamen, and picked my w r ay among
a great crowd of people and carts and
bales, for the dock was now at its busi
est, until I found the tavern in question.
It was n bright enough little place of !
entertainment. The sign was newly
painted; the windows had neat red
curtains; the floor was cleanly sanded.
There was a street on either side, and |
an open door on both, which made the
large, low room pretty clear to see in,
in spite of clouds of tobacco smoke.
The customers were mostly seafar
ing men; and they talked so loudly
that I hung ut the door, almost afraid
As I was waiting, a man came out of
of a side room, and at a glance, I was
sure he must be Long John. His left
leg was cut off close by the hip, and un
der the left shoulder he carried a
crutch, whfch he managed with won
derful dexterity, hopping about upon it
like a bird. He was very tall and
strong, with a face as big as a ham
plain and pale, but Intelligentand smil
ing. Indeed, he seemed in the most
cheerful spirits, whistling as he moved
about among the tables, with a merry
word or a slap 011 the sVioulder for the
most favored of his guests.
Now, to tell you the truth, from the
very first mention of Long John in
Squire Trelawney's letter, I lia/1 taken
a fear in my mind that he might prove
to be the very one-legged sailor whom
I had watched for so long at, the old
Benbow. But one look ut the mnn be
fore me was enough. I had seen the
captain, and Black Bog and the blind
man Pew, and I thought I knew what a
buccaneer was like —a very different
creature, according to me, from this
clean nnd pleasant-tempered landlord.
I plucked up courage at once, crossed
the threshold, and walked right up to
the man where he stood, propped on
his crutch, talking to a customer.
"Mr. Silver, sir?" I asked, holding out
"Yes, my lad," said he; "such is my
name, to be sure. And who may you
be?" And when he saw the squire's
letter, he seemed to me to give some
thing almost like a start.
"Oh!" said he, quite aloud, and offer
ing his hand, "I see. You are our new
cabin-boy; pleased I am U> see you."
And he took my hand in his large
Just then one of the customers at the
far side rose suddenly and made for the
door. It was close by him, and he was
out in the street in a moment. But his
hurry had attracted my notice, nnd 1
recognized Idm at a glance. It was the
tallow-faced man, wanting two fingers,
who had come first to the Admiral Ben
"Oh," I cried, "stop himl it's Black
"I don't care two coppers who he is,"
cried Silver. "But he hasn't paid his
score. Harry, run and catch him."
One of the others who was nearest the
door leaped up and started in pursuit.
"If he were Admiral Hawke he shall
pay his score," cried Silver; and then,
"Obf* I rrl«d; "itop him! It » Black Dof."
relinquishing my hand, "who did you
say he was?" he asked. "Black what?"
"Bog, sir," said I. "Has Mr. Trelaw
ney not told you of the buccaneers? He
was one of them."
"So?" cried Silver. "In my house!
Ben, run and help Harry. One of those
swabs, was he? Was thatyou drinking
with him, Morgan? Step up here."
The man whom ho called Morgan—an
old, gray-haired mahogany-faced sailor
—came forward pretty sheepishly, roll
ing his quid.
"Now, Morgan," said bong John, very
sternly; "you never clapped your eyes
on that Black—Black Bog before, did
"Not I, sir," said Morgan, with ft
"You didn't know his name, did you?"
"By the powers, Tom Morgan, it's as
good for you!" exclaimed the landlord.
"If you had been mixed up with the
like of that, you would never have put
another foot In my house, you may lay
to that. And what was he saying to
"I don't rightly know, sir," answered
"Bo you call that a head on your
shoulders, or a blessed dead-eye?" cried
Long John. "Bon't rightly know, don't
you? Perhaps you don't happen to
rightly know who you was speaking to,
perhaps? Come now, what was he jow-
..,g —v yages, cap'ns. ship 9? Pipe up?
What was it?"
"We was a-talkin' of keel-h:.tiling.'
"Keel-hauling. wasyou?anda mighty
suitable thing, too, and you may lay to
that. Get back to your place for a
And then, as Morgan rolled back to
his seat. Silver added to me in n confi
dential whisper, that was very Matter
ing, as 1 thought:
"He's quite an honest man, Tom Mor
gan, only stupid. And now," he ran on
again, aloud, "let's see—P.laek Bog?
No, I don't know the name, not I. Yet I
kind of think I've—yes. I've seen the
swab. He used to come here with a
blind beggar, he used."
"That he did, you may be sure." said
I. "I knew that blind man. too. His
name was Pew."
"It was!" cried Silver, now quite ex
cited. "Pew! That were his name for
certain. Ah. he looked a shark, he did!
If we run down this Black Bog, now,
there'll be news for Cap'n Trelawney!
Ben's a good runner; few seamen run
better than Ben. Be should run him
down, hand over hand, by the powei*.
He talked o' keel-hauling, did he? I'll
keel haul him!"
All the time he was jerking out these
phrases he was stumping up and down
the tavern on his crutch, slapping
tables with his hand, nnd giving such a
show of excitement ns would have con
vinced an Old Bailey judge or a Bow
street runner. My suspicions had been
thoroughly reawakened on finding
Black Bog at the Spyglass, and 1
watched the cook narrowly. But he
was too deep, and too ready, and too
clever for me, and by the time the two
inen had come back out of breath, and
confessed that they had lost the track
in a crowd, nnd been scolded like
thieves, I would have gone bail for the
innocence of Long John Silver.
"See here, now, Hawkins," said he
"here's a blessed hard thing on a mac
like me now, ain't it? There s Cap 11
Trelawney —what's he to think ? Here
I have this confounded son of a Butch
man sitting in my own house, drinking
of my own rum! Here you comes und
tells me of It plain; and here I let
him give us all tiie alip before my
blessed dead-llghts! Now, Hawkins,
you do me justice with the cap n.
You're a lad, you are, but you're a*
smart as paint. 1 see that when you
first came in. Now, here it Is: What
could I do, with this okl timber I hobble
on? When I was an A B master mar
iner I'd have come up alongside of him
hand over hand, and broached him tc
in a brace of old shakes, I would; and
And then, all of a sudden, he stopped
and his jaw dropped as though he had
"The score!" he burst out. "Three
goes o' rum! Why, shiver my tim
bers, if I hadn't forgotten my score!'
And, falling on u bench, he laughed
until the tears ran down his cheeks.
I could not help joining; anil we
laughed, together, peal after peal, until
the tavern rung again.
"Why, what u precious old sea-calf
I am!" he said, at last, wiping hit
cheeks. "You and me should get on
well, Hawkins, for I'll take my davy
I should be ruted ship's boy. But,
come, now, stand by to go about. This
won't do. Booty is dooty, messmates
I'll put on my old cocked hut, und stej
ulong of you to Cap'n Trelawney, and
report this here uffulr. For, mind you,
it's serious, young Hawkins; and
neither you nor me's come out of it
with what I should make so bold ns tc
call credit. Nor you, neither, says you;
not smart—none of the pair of us smart.
But dash my buttons! that was 11 good
'un about my score/'
And he began to laugh again, and
that so heartily that, though I did not
see the joke as he did, I was again
obliged to join biin In his mirth.
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 und then
telling me some little anecdote of ships
or seamen, or repeating a nautical
phrase till I had learned it perfectly.
I began to see that here was one of the
best of possible shipmates.
When we got to the inn, the squire
and Br. Livesey were seated together,
finishing a quart of ule with a toast
in it, before tliey should go aboard
the schooner on a visit of Inspection.
Long John told the story from first
to last, with a great ileal of spirit and
the most perfect truth. "That was how
it were, now, weren't It, Hawkins?"
he would sny, now and again, and 1
could always bear him entirely out.
The two gentlemen regretted that
Black Dog bad got away; but we all
agreed there was nothing to be done,
and after he hail been complimented,
l,ong John took up his crutch and de
"All hands aboard by four this ufter
noon," shouted the squire after him.
"Ay, ay, sir," cried the cook. In the
"Well, squire," said Br. Livesey, "1
don't put much faith In your discover
ies, ns a general thing; but I will say
this —John Silver suits inc."
"That man's a perfect trump," de
clared the squire.
"And, now," added the doctor, "Jim
may come on bonrd with us, may lie
"To be sure, he may," says the squire.
"Take your-ha t. nawklns, and we'll see
POWDER AND AliMB.
The Hispnnlola lay some way out,
anil 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 Hie mate, Mr.
Arrow, a brown old sailor, with ear
rings in his ears and a squint, lie 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.
"('apt. Smollett, sir. axing to speak
with you," said lie.
"I nni always at the captain's or
ders. Show him in." said the squire.
The caplain, who was close behind
his messenger, entered at once and shut
the door behind him.
"Well, sir." said the captain, "better
speak plain. I believe, at the risk of
offense. I don't like this cruise; I don't
like the men, and 1 don't like my ofl.ier.
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 speuk as to that, sir, not hav
ing seen her tried," said the captain.
"She seems a clever craft; more 1 can't
"Possibly, sir, you may not like your
employer, either?" says the squire.
But here Br. Livesey cut in.
"Stay a bit," said he. "stay a bit. No
use of such questious as that but to pro
duce ill feeling. The captain has said
too much or he has said too little, und
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, fo 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 Br. Livesey, "I don't."
"Next," said the captiiin, "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, and when (begging your par
don, Mr. Trelawney) the secret has
been told to the parrot."
"Silver's parrot?" asked the squire.
"It's a way of speaking," said the
captain. "Blabbed, I mean. It's my
belief that neither of you gentlemen
know what you are about; but I'll tell
you my way of it—life or death, and a
"That is all clear, and, I dare sny, true
enough," replied Br. Livesey. "We take
the risk; but we are not so ignorant ns
you believe ns. 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 go to that."
"Perhaps you should," replied the
doctor. "My friend should, perhaps,
have taken you along with him; but the
slight, if there lie one, was uninten
tional. And you don'tlikeMr. Arrow?"
"I don't, sir. I believe he's a good
seaman; but lie'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!"
"Bo 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, ureyou determined
to go on this cruise?"
"Like Iron," answered the squire.
"Very good," said the captain. "Then,
ns 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?—first point, Then you arcbring
| ing four of your own people with you,
and they tell me some of them are to
be berthed forward. W 7 hy not give them
the berths here beside the cabin —sec-
| ond point."
"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 Cupt. Smollett: "That
you have a map 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 never 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 Bee
that licit hr lie 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 thU case
I believe he was really right, and that
nobody had 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 sec," said the doctor. "You wish to
keep this matter dark, and to make u
gurrison of the stern part of the ship,
manned with my friend's own people,
and provided with all the arms and pow
der 011 board. In other words, you fear
"Sir," said Capt. Smollett, "with no
Intention to take offcn.se. I deny your
right to put words into my mouth. No
captain, sir, would be justified in going
to sea at nil if he had ground enough for
that. As for Mr. Arrow, I believe him
thoroughly honest; some of the men
are Ihe same; all may be for what 1
know. But I am responsible for the
ship's safety 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 thin."
"Doctor," said the captain, "you nre
smart. When I came in here 1 meant
to get discharged. I had 110 thought
that Mr. Trelawney would hear a
"No more 1 would," cried the squire.
"Had Livesey not been here I should
have seen you to the deuce. As It is, 1
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
"So ho, mkt««,' aald be; "what's thla/"
nave managed to pet two hone— t men
on board with you—thnt man and John
"Silver, if you like," cried the squire;
"but as for that intolerable humbug. 1
declare I think Ins conduct unmanly,
unsailorly, and dowuright un-English."
"Well." sa \ s 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 n\d Mr. Arrow stood by
The new arrangement was quite to ;
mv liking. The whole schooner had
oeen overhauled; six berths had b#en 1
Tiade astern, out of what had bien the |
ifterpart of the main hold; and this '
-et of cabins was only joined to tl.e
jalley and forecastle by a sparred pas
sage on the port side. It had been
iriginally meant that the captain. Mr.
\rrow. Hunter, Joyce, the doctor, anil
'.he squire were to occupy these six
berths. .Now Redruth and I were to get
wo of them, and Mr. Arrow and the
raptain were to sleep on deck in the
companion, which had been enlarged
>n each side till you might almost have
.-ailed it a roundhouse. Very low it
.vas still, of course; but there was
-ooin to swing two hammocks, and even
he mate seemed pleased with the ar
rangement. Even he, perhaps, had
>een doubtful ns to the crew, but that
s only guess; for, as you shall hear, we
r.nil not long the benefit of his opinion.
We were all hard at work, changing
ihe powder and the berths, when the
!a.st man or two, and Long John along
with them, came oil in a shore-boat.
The cook came up the side like -a
monkey for c leverness, and. as soon as
he saw what was doing, "So ho,
jiates!" said he. "what's this?"
'We're a-changiug 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;
iml, 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—
f-asy," lie ran 011. to 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! Oil with you to
the cook and get some work."
And then, as 1 was hurrying ofT, 1
heard him say. quite loudly, to the doc
"I'll have no favorites on my ship."
lassureyou 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. Blandly and the like, com
ing off to wish him a good voyage and
a safe return. We never had a night
at the Admiral Benbow when 1 had
half the work; und I was dog-tired
when, a little before dawn, the boat
swain sounded his pipe, and the crew
began to man the capstnn-lmrs. I might
have been twice as weary, yet I wrjld
not haxe left the deck; all was so new
anil 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, Barbecue, tip us a stave.'
cried one voice.
'"Hie old one," cried another.
"Ay, ay, mates," said Long John,
who was standing by, with his crutch
under his arm, and at once broke out
in the air and words 1 knew so well;
"Fifteen men un the dead man's chest—"
And then the whole crew bore chor
"Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of ruml"
And at the third "ho!" drove the bars
before them with a will.
Even at that exciting moment it car
ried mo back to the old Admiral Ben
bow in 11 second; and 1 seemed to hear
the voice of the captain piping In the
chorus. But 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 "iUs
paniola" had begun licr 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 u good ship, the
crew were capable seamen, anil the
captain thoroughly understood his
business. But 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,
lie had no command among the men,
and people did what they pleased with
him. But that was by 110 means the
worst of it; for after a day or two at
sea he began to appear on deck with
hazy eye, red cheekH, stuttering tongue,
and other marks of drunkenness. 'Time
after time he was ordered below in dis
grace. Sometimes he fell nnd cut him
self; sometimes ho lay all day long
in his Utile 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 an
we pleased, we could do nothing to solve
it; and when we asked him to ids face,
he would only laugh, if he were drunk,
and If he wore sober, deny solemnly
that ho ever tasted anything but
He was not only useless us an officer,
and a bail 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, ho disappeared entirely and
wait seen no more.
"Overboardl"ssiid The captain. "Well,
gentlemen, that saves the trouble of
putting him in irons."
But there we were, -without a mate,
und it was necessary, of eouw, to ad
vance one of the men. The boatswain.
Job Anderson, was tlie Jik<-IH-nt jiuiii
aboard, and, though lie kept his old
title, he served In a way as mate. Mr.
Trelawney hud followed the m.-o, und
liis knowledge made him very useful,
for he often took a watch himself in
easy weather. And the cockswain, Is
rael Hands, was 11 eurcful, wily, old, ex
perienced seaman, wliocouldb© trustied
at a pinch with almost any thing.
He was a great confidant of Long
John Silver, und so the mention of his
name.lends me 011 to speak of our Ship »
took. Barbecue, us the men culled him.
Aboard «hlp h« carried his crutch by
a lanyard round his neck, to have both
hands ua free us possible, it was some
thing to see 'hiim wedge the foot of the
crutch against a bulkhead,and,propped
against it, yielding to t\evy movement
,of tluo •hip, get on withhis cooking like i
fjjiiic one tmio tishoro. JjUii lituro
strange was it to sec him ia the heat iesS
of weather cross the deck. He had a
line or two rigged up to help him across
the widest spaces —Long' John's ear
rings, thej* were called; and he would
hand himself from one place to another,
now using the crutch, now trailing i»
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 hitn so re- J
"He's no common man, Barbecue," j
said the cockswain to me. "He hud
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- j
All of the crew respected and' even
obeyed him. He had a way of talking j
j to each and doing everybody Bome par
ticular service. To me he was tin
! weariedly kind, and always glad to see
I me in the galley, which he kept as clean
! as a r.ew pin; the dishes hanging up
! burnished and his parrot in a cage in
"Come away, Hawkins," he would
say; "come and have a yarn with John.
Nobody more welcome than yourself, my
son. Sit you down and hear the news.
Here's Cap'n Flint—l call# my parrot
Cap'n Flint, after the famous buc
caneer—here's Cap'n Flint predicting
success to our T'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
"Now, that bird," he would say, "is,
maybe, SOO years old, Hawkins —
they live forever mostly; and if any
body's seen more wickedness, it must
be the devil himself. She's sailed with
England—the great Capt. England,
the pirate. She's been at Madagascar,
and at Malabar and Surinam, and
Providence, and Portobello. She was
at the fishing up of the wrecked plate
ships. It's there she learned 'Pieces of
eight,' and little wonder; 350,000 of
'cm, Hawkins! She was at the board
ing of the 'Viceroy of the Indies' out
of Goa, she **ias; and to look at her
you would think she was a babby. But
you studied powder didn't you,
"Stand by to go about," the parrot
j would scream.
"Ah, she's a handsome craft, she is,'
th* cook would say, and give her sugai
from his pocket, and then the bird
would peck at the bars and sweat
straight on, passing belief for wicked
ness. "There," John would add, "yot
can't touch pitch and not be mucked
lad. Here's this poor old innocenl
bird of mine swearing blue fire, and
none Ihe wiser, you may lay to that.
She would swear the same, in a manner
of speaking, before the chaplain." And
John would touch his forelock with a
solemn way he had, that made me think
he was the best of men.
In -the meantime, the squire and Capt.
Smollett were still on pretty distant
terms with one another. The squire
made no bones about the matter; he
despised the cHptain. The captain, on
his part, never spoke but when he was
spoken to, and then sharp and short
and dry, and not a word wasted. He
owned, when driven into a corner, that
he seemed to have been wrong about
the crew, that some of them were as
brisk as he wanted to see, and all had
behaved fairly well. As for the ship, he
had taken a downright fancy to her.
"She'll lie a point nearer the wind than
a man has a right to expect of his own
married- wife, sir. But," he would add,
"all I say is, we're not home «gain, and
I don't like the cruise."
The squire, at this, would turn away
and march up and down the deck, chin
"A trifle more of that man," he
would say, "and I should explode."
We had some heavy weather which
only proved the qualities of the
"Hispaniola." Every man on board
seemed well content, and they
must have been hard to please
if tlrey had been otherwise; for
it is my belief there was never a ship's
company so spoiled since Noah put to
s« a. Double grog was going on ths
least excuse; there was duff on odd
days, as for instance, If the squire
heard it was any man's birthday; and
always a barrel of apples standing
broached In the waist, for anyone to
help himself that had a fancy.
"Never knew good to come of it y*t,"
the captain said to Dr. Llresey. "Spoil
fok's'le hands, make devils. Thst'sroy
But good did come of the apple bar
rel, as you shall hear; for If it had not
lx/en for that, we should have had* no
note of wurning and might all have
perished by the hand, of treachery.
This is how It came about:
We had run up the trades to get the
wind of the Island we were after—l am
not allowed to be more plain—and now
we were running down for It with a
bright lookout day and night. It was
about, the last day of our outward voy
age, by the lurgestcomputation; some
time that night, or, at latest, before
noon of the morrow, we should sight
the Treasure (island. We were heading
S. S. W., and 1 had a steady breeze
nbeurn and n quiet, sea. The "Illspan
loln" rolled steadily, dipping her bow
sprit now and then with a whiff of
sprny. All was drawing alow and aloft;
every one was in the bravest spirits,
because we were now so near an end
of the first-part of our adventure.
Now, just after sundown, when all
my work was over, and I was on my
way to my berth. It occurred to me
that I should like an apple. I ran on
deck. Tlie. watch was all forward look
ing out for the island. The man at the
helm was watching the luff of the
Mill, and whistling away gently to him
self; and that was the only sound' ex
cepting the. swish of the seaagalnstthe
bows and around the sides of the ship.
In I got bodily into the apple barrel,
and found there was scarce am apple
left; but., sitting down there In the
dark, what with the sound of the wa
ters and the rocking movement, of the
ship, 1 had either fullen asleep, or wns
on the poiiit of doing so, whem a heavy
man sat. down with rather a clash
l>v. The barrel shook as he leaned his
■iltoulders nguinst it, and I was Just
about to jump up when the mßn began
to speak. It was Silver's voice, and
before I had heard a dozen words, I
would not have shown myself for nil
the world, but lay there, tremblingand
listening, in the extreme of fear and
curiosity; for from these dozen words
I understood that the lives of all the
honest men aboard depended upon me
fro SI COHTIKCID.]
"Willie Wlslilngton is very original In
I "Ho must l>e," replied Miss Cayenna.
' "I don't know of anybody else who
! could be so tiresome." —Washington
Mnkluc Iltnu'lf IJUrd.
The New Boarder—What make* till*
table wobble SO? It doesn't seem to b«
The landlady's Favorite—No; you
i sec, it'a only intended to hold the dell i
tacit# oMbo season r-Tap-ftStPßlw.
DEtflrOOT'S RECORD BEATEN.
An K.iikll>li Itunni-r Tiikn the Plae*
111-11 l l>> nn Indian.
Fully 25,'**> spectator* attended the
Rochdale Athletic grounds to witness F.
1 E. Bacon's attm-k upon Dcerfoot's long
standing record of 11 miles 970 yards in
the hour, made in The proprietors
1 of the Sportin-r < hrotvele offered tho
amateur ex-champion f 250 and half the
(rate should h«* l>c successful,
mid ill case of failure he nil to receive
£ 100 and half the gate receipts for hav
ing made the attempt. It was nearly
5:45 o'clock when he set out. on his jour
ney, paced by Mullen and McFem, the
I latter on his bicycle. The first mile oc
i cupied 4 minutes 42 2-5 seconds; two
miles were reeled off in 9 minutes 52
seconds, equaling Deerfoot's time. Just
before tins Ansted joiiu-d in,and Mullen
letired. Three miles were covered in
14 minutes 5S seconds, four miles In 20
minutes 4 3-5 seconds, and at miles
Mullen gave way to Watklns as pacer.
Five miles were done In 25 minutes 14
seconds, *.iv miles in 30 minutes 2S 2-5
seconds, and at seven miles Bacon just
got inside W. G. George's time, doing it
in 35 minutes 36 2-5 seconds. From this
point the champion began to improve,
covering eight miles in 40 minutes 45
seconds; nine, 45 minutes 50 seconds;
ten. 51 minutes 11 seconds (only five sec
onds outside Cummitig's world's rec
ord.) Eleven mileg were recorded In sfl
minutes 2» seconds, atul, amid loud and
euthusastie cheering. Bacon finished
the hour with 11 miles 1,243 yards to his
credit, breaking the record by 273 yards.
Watklnsran from 4V t miles to the finish,
all tho pacemakers being on the track
in the last 300 yards. Bacon was
naturally done up at the finish, and fell
on the track, but he was soon up again.
The timekeepers were J. Catton, J. Q.
Hard wick, G. Sugden, J. Gorton, and 3.
The record of 11 miles 070 yards in the
hour, which Dcerfoot set up, oud which
Bacon shattered at Bochdale, was mad*
by tho Seneca Indian at the old Weft
London grounds, in 1<563. Many at
tempts have since been made to pass
those figures, but until Bacon's, noneof
them had been successful. W. 0.
George, when he was an amateur, had a
grent ambition to break it, and In 18fc4
made a grand attempt. He was then
considered to be the fastest ten-miler
living 1 , and a special 12-mlle handicap
was framed, to give him a chance of low
ering Deerfoot's record. The race took
place on tho London Athletic club
grounds, and George, who ran exceed
ingly well, just failed, his distance be
ing 11 miles 032 vnrds 0 inches. Bacon,
who holds the amateur inile record of 4
minutes 17 seconds, has long been a
runner of note. In 1894 he won the one
mile and four-mile championships, tho
only two In which he competed and he
also secured 3G first nnd 11 second prizes.
In 1895 the mile championship at Stam
ford Bridge fell to his lot, and previous
ly he t.led George's four-mile record in
19 minutes 39 seconds. Among others,
he lias defeated Sid Thomas, Watkljos,
Pearce, and Crosslnnd. Last year, with
other prominent runners, he Joined the
ranks of the professionals, and his per
formances since then have further en 7
hanccd his reputation.—London Tele*
MOST FAMOUS PRISONER.
Drc j fan, the Trench Spy, Is Kver
I nilcr Onard.
Since Napoleon died ou St. Hqleoa
there has been no prisoner so carefully
guurded as cx-Capt. Dreyfus is now la
the lie Du Diablo, off the coast of
He is the most famous political prls;
oner on earth to-day, the most carefully
guarded, the most closely watched, the
subject of the keenest anxiety.
A possible parallel in point of impor?
tr.nee might be drawn between Dreyfus
i\nd Arabi Pasha, who ave the English
so much trouble when they bombarded
Alexandria and fought the battle of
Tel-el-Keblr. But Arabi, for all his
once importance, is not dangerous now.
He is hardly a prisoner at all except
in name, but lives tho life of a pros
perous tea planter in Ceylon, with all
the freedom of motion and l every com
fort of life.
Not so with Dreyfus. He was not a
patriot and a reformer overborne by su
perior force, like Arabi, but a traitor—
so they said—and nobody cares much
what becomes of him; nobody, thnt is,
except the high authorities who trem
ble at the ideo of his escaping.
If he is really an innocent scapegoat
for official sinners In high place the Isle
of the Devil holds one of the most
deeply injured of men. Probably a ma
jority of the people of France really be
lieve he is a victim, not n criminal, and
the feeling is likely to make trouble yet
for men in high places. It will be a
thrilling day for France when thsihap
There is a great crusade in France
which hns for its object the rescue of
this unhnppj" man. The conviction
grows that lie is a scapegoat. M. Scheu
rer-Kestner, one of the vice presidents
of the senate, declares that he has in
his possession documents which prove
Dreyfus Innocent of the charge
against him.—N. Y. World.
9«Tla» Waterfall* Move Car*.
The waterfalls of Switzerland arc be
ing rapidly utilized for the driving of
electric dynamo*. Nearly every town
in that land of mountains and water
falls is being supplied with power from
the "white coal," as tho melting snow
011 the mountain sides -has well been
called. When there aro no large
streams, many small ones aro im
pounded and colleoted In reservoirs on
the hlllsldles, and) it is rare to find s
place of any size which is ncrt well light
ed by the ppwer of some mountain
stream. At Montrcmux the electric
cars get power in this way, and from
the old lloman town of Vercy to the
medieval cnstle of Cliillon one may ride
in a trolley car propelled by flie power
of nn insignificant little stream which
may or may not 1» noticed when
climbing up the hillsides just abuife
Cl-icngo Inter Ocean.
Koullah tn Own I'p to It.
110 shook his head thoughtfully.
"After a little experience with some
of these self-made men," ho said, "J
think they aro foolish to accept the re
sponsibility of manufacture." —Chicago
A llrltllnnt KuoeeSS.
MissCollcgebred—Well, w an your first
cako a succims?
Mrs. Newmarry—Yes, In a sense. )
covered it with gold paint and blue rll>
bons, and nindu 11 lovely ornament foi
tho center table.—-Tow-11 Topics.
i:n«llr Accounted For.
Diggs—Glumly spends nearly all hit
time In solitary meditation.
IJlggs—That mny account for thi
poor opinion ho hns of mankind*—Chi
tlrfore the Kn(i|»B*H.
"Do you think there Is any such thin*
as perfection in this world 7" she cooed
"Oh, yes," he replied, drawing b«
closer; "I'm very near to perfcctlor
now." —Yonkers Statesman.
Iln Frit Fnnrreal.
The Bride (to gr*>oin)—There's th«
organ. Are you ready, Jack?
The Groom (nervously)— Yes, bui
' wbe's are my pall-beaters?—lT. X