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HUSELTON'S Great £ k Sa ie
IN BOOTS and SHOES.
There will be lively shoe selling in tliis house for
some time to come. We ha\e taken the balance .
of several of our fine lines —sizes are somewhat '
broken —and marked them down to
About 50c on the Dollar! \
Misses' Shoes. inost ' y narrow widths—A, H and C. |
. . . _ . . . bmall. narrow feet will have a rare
One lot of fine Dongola, plain toe, lreat
spring and heel, former price $i.25, #1.50 * , , ~ , T
and f?.oo, now 75c and sl.oo—sizes One lot of Ladies Shoes former
lift price $1 25 and ?2.oo; now 75c and SI.OO. J
Children's, same stvle, 8* to u. re- t One lot of Ladies'soft shoes,
dnced tojocand 75c.' Sizes 6 to 8, 35c button aud tarns plain and tin fo.mer
•ml 50c. price ?4.o<j and $4-s°; now $ 1.50 and
ft I 1./ » f2.00.
One Lot Women S Women's Rubbers at iSc, 10c and 25c.
Heavy Leather Shoes—former price
1.25; now 75c. Wool Boots and Stockings.
Men's and Boys' Shoes, Men's Wool Boots and Rubbers at
One lot of Call hand-made Congress <1.35 and f 2.00.
Shoes, former price $3.00; new *1.50. Men s Rubber Shoes, good at 5
Sizes 6 to 8. have buckle and storm arctics at "5 C
Boys' Shoes at 75c and jl.oo. Sizes 1 and f 1.00. Rubber Boots, all kinds you
to $/£• may ask for. Tell us what _vou want. ,
Ladies' Shoes. We have it.
n_- t . c r» 11 j 1 . All Winter goods—warn; lined .Slims
, fi " C r, ? n K ola ' lace 3 "V' Ut ' and Slipptrs at a great reduction.
ton, former price $2,00, 15.00 and vv s
now SI.OO, ji.so and $2.00. These are ( YOU WILL FIND US
Butler's Leading °pp° site Hotel Low| y'
Shoe house, 102 N. Main St., Butler, Pa.
J . S : YOUNG '-
Tailor, Hatter and Gents Furnishing Goods.
Summer heat makes the problem of looking dressy and keeping coo! a hard one
But we've soUcd it; and for once economy, comfort hnd fashion go hand in hnurt
Our summer suits are finer in fabric, nobbier in pattern and more Mylish ill cut
h*Djever before, tbey f.t ) cur cuives and 3ct they're not svu-at-batli outfits. The
prices may ■urprise *ou.
J. S. YOUNG, Tailor.
101 S. MAIN St., - - - BE'] LER, PA
fl They Fit Well,
ill wear well.
Al 1/ W: NEW YEAR IDEAS L'.tless your
/ /\1 / I J clothes pre uj>-to-date they might as well be
/ |l || several years behind the times. I.' vou wan
1 the l-est ideas in clothing you should get youi
\\ll T ft O clotliirg of men who have the ideas. Vol
\\l jj \ ■'! want them to look well and wear well. If
£ -hey are not satisfactory you justly blame the
■ V tailor. We make the clothe® in correct style
and you are sure of them fitting for we guaran
tee them and make the clothes to suit you.
CI p ISfZCIC -MERCHANT TAILOR
|f *• lvc^lv i 142 North Main Street Butler Penn'a
We Will Save You Money On
Toiamonds, Watches Clocks,)
S Silverware, 1847 Rodger Bros. I
S Plateware and Sterling Silver^
Our Repair Department takes in all kinds of Watches, Clocks
and Jewelry, etc
122 S. Main St.
Old gold and silver taken the same as cash.
YOU ARE WAITING
pjr your prescription don't fail to look . ,
over our line of perfumes, we have re- // I *
eeivel nine very fine ones lately, am: /"* r^
will lie pleased to have y'iu examine , , ) j
" iem ' ill
We also have a very la.geaswjrtm it.
of tooth brushes made expressly for u» SLiL \C
wbi'h t<ear our stamp, these brushes fyy 77
we gu*rantee and recjuest the return of -
_-y thit prove unsatisfactory. ,
You may uecl something for yotir
chap[>ed hands and face, and if so we « —'vji\
recommend Cvdonitim Cream as a fine
PEOPLES I'll ONE. 114 BUTLER PA
|to art workers j
J Wc just received 4
S a full linv of stumped £
J ond embroidered linens #
f in 1898 PATT6RNS a
i orders promptly filled, i
4 108 South /Vlain street, a
i Qutler, J
■I.J ■ ■ L- J ,
Advertise in the CTIIZEN.
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
RAILROAD TIME TABLES
I*., Bessemer A I-.. K.
Trains depart Xo 12. 9:40 A. M: N'o.
14. 0:07 P. M. liutler time.
Trains arrive: Xo. U, 9:55 A. M; No.
11. 2:55 P. M. Butler rime.
No. 12 runs through to Erie and con
nects with W N. V &P. at Hust in
Junction for Franklin and Oil City,
and with X. Y. L E. & W. at Shtaan
go for all jioiDts east. No. 14 mn
through t<"> Albion and connects with
W. X. Y. & P. for Fr.:'iklin and Oil
City. A. B. Gbooch, Agemt.
I>ITTSBUKG & WESTERN
Railway. Schedule of I'as
f'Miger Trains in effect Sov. 21,
1897. BUTLER TIME.
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or afi'l Information regarding rant,-*,
l|l>is of trains, ertc. a.'ijil)' to
A. IJ. CBOI'CH, Aifunt,
K. B. BEYNOLDS, Snp't, Butler, I'n.
Fuxlurg, I'a. r. W. liV-KIT,
A.O. P. A.. Alll*tery, Pa
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WESTEN PENNSYLVANIA DIVISION.
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Have You Time
C. E. niLLERS
—CLOSING OUT SALE.—
WINTER SHOES AND
When you cornc to Butler
a few dollars with you and attend
this sale you can buy footwear at
your own price for the next ft.*\v
weeks or until all Winter Good
are closed out.
GOOD THINGS FOR
Men's good solid boots.. . .$1.40
B 'y's good solid bro's 1.20s
Men's goc' solid shoes .. .98
Boy's schooi allocs 9X
Mtn's fine buff ?hocs 98
Ladies' waterproof shoes. . . .98
Ladies' fine i.hoes, button
or lace 9^
Misses' fine shoes, button or
Boy's low rubbers 10c
Ladies' cloth overs 25c
Ladies' fine rubbers, pointed..2sc
Ladies' heavy rubbers... 25c
Men's heavy lubbers 40c
Men's fire rubbers s oc
I Boy's rubber boots $1.50
Ladies', Misses' and Chil
dren's boots 98c
LARGE STOCK OI- FEi/F
BOOTS and OVERS.
Uon'i fail to atend
(his sale f in need
C. E. MILLER.
2is S. Main St., Butler, Pa.
Selling Out 1
Entire Stock (
\Wail Paper. (
S Choicest patterns arc left. ?
) We want to quit the bus : -C
✓ ness. S
V liargains at asto 1 rate (
< DOUGLASS' \
BUTLER, H-V.. THURSDAV, MARCH 10, ISOH
Much in Little
Is especially true of Hood's Pills. for no medi
cine ever contained so great curative power In
ki small space. They are a whole medicine
chest, always ready, al- ■ p ■
ways efficient, always sat- ill
; prevent a cold | 111
or fever, cure all liver ills,
jick headache, jaundice, constipation, etc. 25c.
Ihe only Fills to take with Hood's Siirsaparilla.
This In lour Opportunity.
On receipt of ten cents, cash or stamps,
a generous Rumple will be mailed of the
most popular Catarrh and Hay Fever Cure
(Ely's Cream Bal.a sufficient to demon
strate the grt.-i merits of the remedy.
50 Warren St , New York City.
Itev. Johnßeid, Jr.. of Great Falls, Mont.,
recommended Ely's Cream Balm to me. I
can emphasize his statement. "It is a
tive cure for catarrh if used as directed.
Rev. Francis W. Poole, Pastor Central Pres.
Church, Helena, Mont.
Ely's Cream Balm is the acknowledged
cure for catarrh and contains no mercury
nor any injurious dru~. Price, 50 cents.
By v-rtueof a wril-iof fj. f:t. issued out of |
the-' ourt of i'■ .mrnon Pl< a> •r* lin tier <'ollll- :
ty. R.i ted ' -I me din -led, 1 hep will l ev- I
p<>-' . to puhli•• sale. « the Court House, iu ,
ih<- borough of Bnter Pa., Kridav the nth I
day of 'larch A. Is!*, at 1 o'clock I'.
m.. the following dex;r!t<ed property, to-wit: .
E. L). No. 106, no, 156, toB, 157, 158,
216, March Term, 1598- Brandon,
Kohler, et. al., Aitys
All the right, title, interest and claim j
of J. F. McMuriy of, in and to all that ;
certai.i piece or parcel of land, situated
in Marion twp., Butler Co., Pa., liound- j
cd as follows, to-wit: Ou the nor'Ji iands !
of Carlisle McFnd-i -i. 0:1 ihe east by j
lands of Mrs. Mar/cret llailey, on the j
south by lands ot R I). McMurry, and
on the west by lev! .f Philip tiurc-na a.. 1
Clintonville load; containing sixty-fiva
acres, more or less, being lands <.f John
A. McMurry and J. F. McMurry. on
which they both reside. Having there
on creele a frame house and out build
ing-. S.-ized and taken in execution as
the property of J. F. McMurry at the
suit of llutler Savings Bank, et al.
WiI.I.ZAM 15. OODDS, Sheriff.
Sheriff's Office, Hutler, I'a., February
We All Know
that the slovenly dressed man
never receives the respect and
consideration the well dressed
man gets. One secret in dres
sing well lies in the selection of
the right tailor.
are cut and made in cur own
workshop in this city. We are
particular about the fit, fashion
and all the minute details in
Would be pleased to sho-.v
you a producl of our shop and
also give you a pointer in econ
M EN'S LOTH KS
Pearson B. Nace's
Livery Feed anit Sale S'able
Wick House, Butler, Pcnn'a.
Tin* Im hI of :iik! first Hum , ritfn al
ways on hand and f»»r hln-.
liVst a«'<'ornriM>d.'itlmm In town for p'Ti'i; -
im nt Ixiardific and transient trad:-. «
;i I r 111 uu :t r:i nt« «'I t
Stable Room For 65 Horses.
A roirfl rlass of horsfH. JkMli driver* and
<lr:ilt bora's alway* on liainl and for salt
nnd'-r a full jjipifmti « ; u.»<l li 'fsis l>onulif
i;|»oi» proper notification I#y
PEARSON B. NAGE.
Telephone, No. 2I».
UP THK I.ARC.K Bkick
WEST JEFFERSON STREET.
and is prepared to Furnish fust-class ri> s
at ptices to suit the times. When want
ing anything in the livery line, it will
pay you to call on him first, as be is
there to do business -to accommodate
Bell Phone 36. People's I^s.
unui IS THE TIME TO KAVL
IfUn Your Clolliir^
GLEANED or DYED
If you want and reliable
cleaning or dyeing done, there is
just one place In town where you
can ge* it, and that is at
21 i > ( 'eiitor jtvenuo.
Qt-V» We: do fine work in out
door Photographs. This is the
tim" of y: ir to have a picture ol
your house. Give us a trial.
A,o it(orth« .lan cHtown sliding
Hlio'l • o N' wY■ k.
R. FISHER & SON,
OIL MEAL " l; 11
I'Ywl for Hoim . < *<#»v . hn'p, 11'..' . In win,
« t<\ Ift-altli, *1 i« iiklh arid nrodii' tI \« powrr
toftniftkftift you fcedfriK It? <'h«?npout
f' » (IJn tlio n.rk»*t.
I INSFFD (ill AN " wm 1 " u '
l-IHOCt-U Ul L M,l point l i U. i
jrrar-* on hotmr, barn or f» r»r« Mix* H paints
i«• (Joulit ful «|tialit.y ' norm and «ornu
vt-ry I" I VVrlti for our'ir^nlar.
I or pur»i l*lfiH<'«-'l oil or fin al, and whit«-
load, ask f«»r "Thompson'#," 01 addri
m uitiTa' tur«-r THOMPSON <<», I . W
Diamond strci t
ROBEFiT LOUIS STEVEHSOtT
CIIAFTKR X.—Billy Bones, an old sea.
dog-, much addicted to rum, lodges at Ad
miral Benbow Inn.
CHAPTER iX.—Stranger. called 'Black
Dog," meets Bones: an interview ends In
fight and dtsapp' arance of stranger.
Uor.es suffers apoplectic strike.
CHAPTKR 111.-Blind 1 -gear comes to
Inn, presses something in Hones' hand
and leaves. "Ten o'clock! Bones
cries. "Six hoi rs. We'll do them yet; at
which moment he is struck dead by apo
plexy. _ , ,
CHAPTER IV.—Near B-.-nes body Is
found a little rour.d I I«r. i.ia. lo no 1 on
one side, on lie other the words: iou
have till ten t»-night. Oold Is found In
Bones' r -a chest, and an oilskin packet.
Flight taken from inn.
CHAITKR V.—Blind man (Pew) with
com-anion? attack the inn. Charring! at
not nndinK lnt'B list." the scoundrela
scatter. Blind l'ew U run down and kllieJ
by a horse.
CHAPTr.K Vl. Jtoung Hawkins tanes
packet to l>r. I.ivesey, who with Squire
Trelawnry opens It f.-. l finds minute di
rections for finding of treasure.
CHAPTER VII.-Treiawney fits up ex
pedition to seek treasure.
CHAPTER VIII.—Jim 1 1 awklns meets
Black Dog at John Silvr's inn. Black I>o«
runs away, and Sliver avows ignorance of
CHATTER IX.— Ship s captain things
tome things on board somewhat singular
and asks to have certain precautions
taken, among 1 which are the storing or
the powder and anna astern and f lvir -£
the doctor and his friends berths beside
the cabin. .......
CHAPTER X. — begins her
voyage. Hawkins climbs Into apple bar
rel and overhears plans of treachery on
foot among the crew. ...
CHAPTER XI. —Plot (laid by Sliver,
rhli 's cook) provides f' r the '•"lke for
nos < sslon of the treasure Immediately It
is gotten aboard. Cry of Band ho
'"cnAI'TEU Xll.—Hawkins tells of Sil
ver's treachery to I.lv<-ey, Trelawney and
Cant Hmollett, who hold a council of war.
CHAPTER Xlll.—Mutiny begins to show
In restlessness of men, and captain de
cides to give the men an afternoon ashore.
Jim Hawkins slips off with them, but on
the l-lar.d gives them the slip.
, m »i i- rr.it Aiv.-f.om cover Jim sees
Silver kill one of the honest hands, and
also learns of the murder of another In
another part of the Island and runs from
CHAPTER XV.—Jim meets Ben Gunn, a
marooned sailor who had lived on Xdand
three years. Report of a cannon Is heard.
Both run for boat when they see In the
wood the union Jack.
CHAPTER XVl.—Hunter and the doc
tor go ashoro in a Jolly-boat, discover a
block-bouse witjln a Blockade and de
cide to provision It. !• aithful party J 3
iolned by Gray, a mutineer, and the ship
eft with the five remaining mutineers on
"cHAPTER XVll.—Jolly-boat starts on
last trip to shore overloaded with pro
visions. Mutineers on ship man the >riin.
Trelawney picks off one of the gunners.
Cannon ball passes over boat, which i!n*i
and l< ave.i party to wade ashore. Bucca
neers heard near by In the wood.
CHAPTER XVlll.—Fight with buc
caneers results in one killed on each s.ile.
Faithful party gain the stockade and
run up the Brll Ish colors.
CHAPTER XIX.-Jim seeing the colors
knows h<- li near friends and, leaving Ben
Gunn, climbs into the stockade.
CHAPTER XX.—Silver, under flag of
truce, makes overtures for chart to get the
treasure by, but falls.
CHAPTER XXl—Buccaneers attack
stockade, are worsted, leaving five d r ad
behind. The faithful party loses two, and
Capt. Smollett wounded.
CHAPTER XXll.—Doctor sets out to
find Ben Gunn. Jlrn slips off to seek boat
Ben Gunn hwd built, and decides to cut
"Hispaniola," now flying the Jolly roger,
CHAPTER XXIII. Schooner now
manned by only two of the pirates, and
they In a drunken brawl, Is cut from an
chor. Jim then, from sheer exhaustion,
falls asle'-ii In bott< n of coracle
niAPTKIt XXIV— A waking Jim so»s
the "Hlspanlola" helplessly drifting, and
by a great effort reaches her and leaps,
catching ihn Jlbboom.
CHAPTER XXV.—Jim finds one of th«
mutineers (O'Brien) dead, killed by Hands,
and Hands, the only survivor on hoard,
severely wounded; decides to reach the
whin In North IjiU't.
ctT aT'TER XXVl—Hands manage ..
secure a dirk. Jim discovers the trm hcry
and escapes up a mast, to which h" m
pinned by Hands throwing his dirk Jlin
fires hla pistol.
"PIECES OK EIGHT."
Owinp to the cant of the vessel the
mofits hung far out over the water, an>l
from my perch on the cross-trees I
luul nothing below me but the sur
face of the bay. Hands, who win not
so far up, was, In consequence, nearer
to the ship, and fell between me and
the bulwarks. He rose once to the
surface in a lather of foam and blood
nn<l then sunk again for good. As the
water settled 1 could see him lying
huddled together on the clean, bright
Hand In the shadow of the vessel's
sides. A fish or two whipped past his
body. Sometimes, by the quivering of
the water, he appeared to move a little,
us if be were trying to rise. I!ut. be
was dead enough, for all that, being
both shot nml drowned, and wns food
for fish in the very place where he had
designed my slaughter.
I was no sooner certain of this than
I began to feel sick, faint and terri
fied. The hot. blood was running over
my back and chest. The ilirk, where it
bad pinned my shoulder to the must,
seemed to burn like a hot iron; yet
it was not so much these real sufTer
ingjs that distressed me, for these, It
seemed to me, I could bear without a
murmur; it was the horror I had upon
my mind of failing from the cross
trees into that still green water, beside
the body of the cockswain.
1 clung with both hands till my nails
nched, and 1 shut nijr eyes iis if to
cover up the peril. Gradually iny mind
came back again, my pulse quieted
down to u more natural time, and I
was once more In possession of myself.
It was my first thought to pluck
forth the dirk; but cither it stuck too
hard or my nerve failed me, and I de
sisted with a violent shudder. Oddly
enough that very shudder did the busi
ness. The knife, in fact, had come the
nearest in the world to missing me
altogether; it held me by a mere pinch
of sit-in, and Ibis the shudder tore away.
The blood ran down the faster, to be
sure; but I was my own master again
and only tacked to the mast by my
coat and shirt.
These last I broke til rough with a
sudden jerk and then regained the deck
by the starboard shrquds. For noth
ing in the world would I have again ven
tured, shaken as I was, upon theover
hnnging port shrouds, from which Is
rael had sii lately fallen.
I went below and did what. I could
for my wound; It pained me a great
deal and still bled freely; but It wan
neither deep nor dangerous, nor did II
greatly gall me when I used my arm.
Then I looked around me, and as the
ship was now, lu a : ense, my own, 1
began to think of clearing it from Its
hist passenger the dead man, O'Brleu.
lie had pitched, na I have said, against
the bulwarks, where be lay like, some
horrible, ungainly sort of puppet; life
size. Indeed, but how different from
life's color or life's comeliness! In that
position 1 could easily have my way
with him, and as the habit of tragical
adventures bud worn oIT almost all mji
terror for the dead, I took him by the
waist, as if he h.'ul been a sock of bran
end, with one good heave, tumbled him
overboard. He went in with a sounding
plunge, the red cap eamo oIT and re
mained floating on the surface, and an
soon us the splash subsided 1 could see
him and Israel lying side by side, both
wavering with the Iremulous move'ment
of the water. O'llrien, though slill
quite, a young man, was \ery bald.
There ho lay, with that bald head
across the knees of the mail who had
i killed him aiul the quick fishes steering i
to and fro over both.
I was now aloue upon the ship; the
tide had just turned. Tiie sun was 1
within so few degree.? of setting that |
already the shadow of the pines upon .
the western shore began to reach right j
across the anchorage and fall in pat- j
terns on the deck. Ihe evening breeze j
had sprung up, and though it was well j
warded oIT by tlie hill with the two
peaks upon the ea.-:t, the cordage had be
gun to sitig a little softly to itself and
the idle sails to rattle to and fro.
I began to see a danger to the ship.
The jibs I speedil}' doused and brought
tumbling to the deck; but the mainsail
was a harder matter. Of course, when
the schooner canted over the boom had
1 swung out-board and the cap of it and
a foot or two of sail hung even under
water. I thought this made it still more
dangerous; yet the strain was so heavy
that I half feared to meddle. At last
I got my knife and cut the halyardy.
The peak dropped instantly, a great
belly of loose canvas floated broad upon
the water, and since, pull as I liked, I
could not budge the downhaul, that
was the extent of what I could accom
plish. For the rest, the "Hispaniola"
| must trust to luck, like myself.
By this time the whole anchorage had
fallen into shadow —the last rays, I re
i member, falling through a glade of the
; wood and shining, bright as jewels, on
the flowery mantle of the wreck. It
began to be chill, the tide was rapidly
| ileetlng seaward, the schooner settling
' more and more on her beam-ends,
j I scrambled forward and looked over.
It seemed shallow enough and, holding
' the cut hawser in both hands for a last
| security, I let myself drop softly over
! board. The water scarcely reached my
| waist, the sand was Arm and covered
with ripple marks, and I waded ashore
| in great spirits, leaving the "Hispani
i ola" on her side, with her mainsail trail
ing wide upon the surface of the bay.
About the same time the sun went fair
ly down and the breeze whistled low in
the dusk among the tossing pines.
At least, and at last, I was off the
sea, nor had I returned thence empty
handed. There lay the schooner, clear
at last from buccaneers and ready for
our own men to l>oard and get to sea
again. 1 had nothing nearer my fancy
than to get home to the stockade and
boast of my achievements. Possibly I
might be blamed a bit for my truantry,
but the recapture of the "Hispaniola"
was a clinching answer, and I hoped
that even Capt. Smollett would con
fess I had not lost my time.
So thinking, and in famous spirits, 1
began to set my face honmuard for the
block-house and my companions. I re
membered that the most easterly of the
rivers which drain into Capt. Kidd's
anchorage ran from the two-peaked hill
upon my left, and I bent my course
in that direction that I might pass the
stream while it was small. The wood
was pretty open, and, keeping nlony
the lower spurs, 1 soon turned the cor
ner of that bill, and not long after
waded to the mid-calf across the water
This brought me near to where I en
countered Ben Gunn, the maroon, and I
walked more circumspectly, keeping
an eye on every side. The dusk had
come nigh hand completely, and, as 1
opened out the cleft between the two
peaks, I became aware of a waver
ing glow against the sky, where, as I
judged, the man of the island was cook
ing his supper before a roaring fire.
And yet I wondered, in my heart, thut
he should show himself so cureless.
I For if I could see this radiance, might
it not reach the eye of Silver himself
I where he camped upon the shore
among the marshes?
Gradually the night fell blacker; it
was all I could do to guide my
-1 self even roughly toward my des
-1 filiation; the double hill behind me
and the Spy-glass on my right
1 hand loomed faint and fointer;
the stars were few and pale; and in
• the low ground where I wandered 1
' kept tripping among the bushes and
rolling Into sandy pits.
Suddenly u kind of brightness fell
about me. I looked up; a pale glim
mer of moonbeams hud alighted on the
summit of the Spy-glass, and soon aft
er I saw something broad and silvery
moving low down behind the trees,
and knew the moon had risen.
With this to help me I passed rapid
ly over what remained to me' of my
journey; and, sometimes walking,
sometimes running, impatiently drew
near to the stockade. Yet, as 1 began
to thread the grove that lies before it,
I was not so thoughtless but that I
slacked my pace and went a trifle war-
I* ily. It would have been a poor end to
I my adventures to get shot down by
I my own party In mistake.
The moon was climbing higher anil
higher; its light began to full here and
there In masses through the more
open districts of the wood, and right in
front r»f me a glow of a different color
appeared among the trees. It was red
and hot. and now and nirain it was a
little darkened us it were the embers
of u bonfire smoldering.
For the life of me I could not think
what it might be.
At lust I clime right down upon the
borders of the clearing. Ihe western
end was already steeped in moonshine;
the rest, und the block-house itself, still
lay in u black shadow, checkered with
long silvery si reaks of light. On the oth
er side of the houscan immensoflrc had
burned itself Into clear embers, and
shed a steady, red reverberation, con
trasted strongly with the mellow pale-
I ness of the moon. There was not n
t soul stirring, nor a sound beside the
noises of the breeze.
I stopped, with much wonder iu my
heart, and perhaps u litlle terror also.
It. had not been our »;iylo build great
fire ; we were. Indeed, by the cap
tain's orders, somewhat, niggardly of
firewood; and l began to fear that
something liu'd gone wrong while I
I stole, round by the eastern end.
keeping close in shadow, and at a con
venient place where the darkness was
thickest, crossed the palisade.
To make assurance surer, I got upon
my hands und knees, and era wled, w'tli
out a word, toward the corner of the
house. As I drew nearer, my lieurt
was suddenly and greatly lightened.
It wa not a ple.iKunt noise In Itself,
and I had often complained of It nt
other times, but just then it wns like
music to hear my friend* snoring to
gethci so loud and peaceful in their
sleep. The sea-cr.v or the watch, that
' beautiful "All's well." never fell more
reassuringly on my car.
I In the meantime, there was no doubt
of one 'thirpr; they kept an infamous
bad -watch. If it had been Silver an<l his
lads that were now creeping in on them,
not a soul would have seen daybreak.
That was what it was, thought I. to
have the captain wounded; and again
I blamed myself sharply for leaving
tliem in that danger wfth so few to
By this time I had pot to the door ar.d
stood up. All was dark within, so that
I could distinguish nothing by the eye.
As for sounds, there was the steady
drone of the sn .rers, and a small occa
sional noise, a flickeringor pecking that
I could in no way account for.
With my arms before me I walked
steadily in. I should lie down in mj
own place (I thought, with a silent
chuckle) and enjoy their faces when
they found me in the morning-. My
foot struck something yielding—it was
a sleeper's leg; and he turned and
groaned, but without awaking.
And then, all of a sudden, a shrill
voice broke forth out of the darkness:
"Pieces of eight! pieces of eight 1
pieces of eight! pieces of eight!" pieces
of eight!" and so forth, -without pause
or change, like the clacking of a tiny
Silver's green parrot, Capt, Flint! It
was rtie whom I had heard peckingat a
piece of bark; it was she, keeping bet
ter watch than -any human being, who
thus announced my arrival with her
I had no time left me to recover. At
the sharp, clipping tone of the parrot,
the sleepers awoke and sprung up; and
with a mighty oath, the voice of Silver
I turned to run, struck violently
against one person, recoiled, and ran
full into the arms of a second, w'ho, for
his part, upon and held me tight.
"Bring- a torch, Dick," said Silver,
when my capture was thus assured.
And one of the men left the log-house,
and presently returned with a lighted
IN THE ENEMY'S CAMP.
The red glare of the torch, lighting
up the interior of the block-house,
showed me the worst of my apprehen
sions realized. The pirateswere in pos
session of the house and stores; there
was a cask of cognac, there were the
pork and bread, as before; and, what
tenfold increased my horror, not a sign
of any prisofter. I could only judge
that all had perished, and my heart
smote me sorely that I ba«l not been
there to perish with them.
There were six of the buccaneers, all
told; not another man was left alive.
Five of'them w ere on their feet, flushed
and swollen, suddenly cal!ed out <rf the
first sleep of 'drunkenness. The sixth
had only risen upon his elbow; he was
deadly pale, and the blood-stained
l>antfagc round his head told that he
had recently tieen wounded, and still
more recently dressed. I remembered
t he man who h'ad been shot and had run
hack among the woods in the great at
tack, and doubted not that this was he.
The parrot sat, preeningher plumage,
on Loup John's shoulder. lie himself.
I thought, looked somewhat paler and
more stern than. I was used to. lie
still wore his fine broadcloth suit in
whlclThe had ftilfilled his mission, but
It was bitterly the worse for wear,
daubed with clay and torn with the
sharp briars of the wood.
"So." said he, "here's Jim Hawkins,
shiver my timbers! dropped in, like,
eh? Well, come, I take that friendly."
And thereupon he sat down across
the brandy-cask, and began to fill a
"Give me the loan of a link, Dick,"
said he; and then, when, he had a good
light, "that'll do, lad," lie added, "stick
the glim in the wood het t>; and you,
gentlemen, bring yourselves tol—you
needn't stand tip for Hawkins; he'll
excuse you, you may lay to that. And
so, Jim" —stopping the tobacco —"hero
you are, and quite a pleasant surprise
for poor old John. I sec you were smart
when first I set my eyc« on you; but
this here gets away from me clean. It
To all this, us may 1M- well supposed,
I made no answer. They had set me
with my back against the wall; and I
stood (liere, looking Silver in the face,
pluckily enough, T hope, to nil outward
appearance, but with black despair in
Silver took a whilT or two of his pipe
willi great composure, and then ran on
"Now, you see, Jim, so be as you ore
here," says he, "I'll give you a piece of
my mind. I've always liked you, I have,
for a lad of spirit, and the plctcr of my
own self when I was young and hand
some. I always wanted you to jine and
take your share, and die a gentleman,
and now, my cock, you've got to. Cap'u
Smollett's a line seaman, as I'll orwn up
to any day, but stiiff on discipline.
"Dooty is dooty,' says he, and right he
is. Just you keep clear of the cap'n.
The d-octor himself is gone dead again
you—'ungrateful scamp' was what he
said; and the short, and the long of the
whole story is about here; you can't go
bark to your own lot, for I hey wou't
have you; and, without you start a third
ship's company all by yourself, which
might 1m; lonely, you'll have to jine with
So far so good. My friends, then,
were still alive, and though I partly be
lieved the truth of Silver's statement,
that the cabin party were incensed at
rue for my desertion, I was more re
lieved than distressed by what I heard.
"I don't say nothing as to your be
ing in our hands," continued Silver,
"though there you are, and you may lay
to It. I'm all for argyinent; I never
seen good come out o' threatening. If
you like the service, well, you'll jine;
and if you don't, Jim, you're free to
answer no—free and welcome, ahlip
inate; and If fairer can lie said by mor
tal seaman, shiver my sides!"
"Am Ito answer, then ?"I asked, with
a very tremulous voice. Through all
this sneering talk, I was made to feel
the thrent of death that- overhung me,
and my checks burned and my heart
beat, painfully In my breast.
"Lad," said Silver, "no one's a-preMS-
Ingofyou. Take your hearings. None
of us won't hurry you, mate; time goes
so ple-isant in your company, you see."
"Well," says I, growing a bit bolder,
"if I'm to choose, 1 declare I have a right
to know what's what, and why you're
here, and where my friends .ire."
"Wot's wot?" repeated one of the buc
caneers, in a deep growl. "Ah, he'd be
s lucky oneusknowed that!"
"You'll perhaps batt*n iVwn your
h(itches till you're spoke, iny friend,"
cried Silver, truculently, to this spenk
or. "YeHtcrdny mortiliiff. Mr. Ilim
hliis," said he, "In the dofr-watrb, down
cnine I»r. Llvesey with u fluff of truce.
Kays lie: '(Vip'n Kilvcr, you'resold out.
.Ship's gone!' Well, maybe we'd been
taking a glans, nnd ft (long to liel[> It
round. I won't sny no.
none of us had looked ouh We looked
out, find, by tlmnderl the old ship
was (fone. I never se»ui n pnek o' fools
look fishier; niul yon mny lny to thnf,
if I tell!; you that I looked tlie fishiest.
'Well,' says Ilic doctor, 'let's lmrgoin.'
We bargained, bim and I, and here wc
nre; stores, brandy, Wock-house, the
fire-wood you was thoughtful enough
to cut, and, in a manner of speaking,
the w hole blessed txxit. from cross-trees
to keelson. As for them, they've
tramped; I don't know Where's they
He drew again quietly at his pipe
"And lest you should take it into
that head of yours," he went on, "that
you was included in the treaty, here's
the last words that was said: 'How
many are you?' says 1, 'to leave?' "Four,"
says he —'four and one of us wounded.
As for the boy, 1 don't know where
he is, confound him,' says he, 'nor 1
.lon't much care. We're about sick of
him.' These was his words."
"Is that all?" 1 asked.
"Well, it's all you're to hear, my son."
"And now I am to choose?"
"And now you are to choose, and _\ou
may lay to that," said Silver.
"Well," said I, "I am not such a fool
but 1 know pretty well what I have to
look for. Let the worst come to the
worst, it's little 1 care. I've seen too
many die since I fell in with you. But
■there's a thing or two I have totell yea."
I said, and by this time I was quite ex
cited; "and the first is this: Here you
are in the bad wov: shii> lost. treasure
lest, men lost; your whole business
gone to wreck; and if you want to
know who did it—it was 1! 1 was
in the apple barrel the night you sight
ed land, and I heard you, John, and
you, Dick Johnson, and Hands, who is
now at the bottom of the sea, and told
every word you said before the hour
was out. And as for the schooner, it
w-as 1 who cut her cable, and it was I
who killed the men you had al>oard of
her, and it was 1 who brought her
where you'll never see her more, not
one of you. The laugh's on my side;
I've had the top of this business from
the first; I no more fear you than I fear
a fly. Kill me, if you please, or spare
me. Hut one thing I'll say, and no
more; if you spare me, by-gones are
by-goncs, and, when you fellows are in
court for piracy, I'll save you all 1 can.
It is for you to choose. Kill unother
and do yourself no good, or spare me
and keep a witness to save you from
I stopped, for, I toil you. I was out of
breath, and, to my wonder, not a man
of them moved, but all sat staring at
me like as many sheep. And while
they were still staring, 1 broke out
"And now, Mr. Silver," I said, "1 be
lieve you're the Ibest man here, and if
things go to the worst, I'll take it kind
of you to let the doctor know the way
I took it."
"I'll bear it in mind." said Silver, with
an accent so curious that I could not,
for the life of me, decide whether he
were laughing at my request or had
bct-ri favorably affected by my cour
"I'll put one to that," cried the old
mahogany-faced seaman—Morgan by
name—whom I had seen in Long John's
public house upon the quays of Bristol.
"It was him that knowed Black Dog."
"Well, and sec here," added the sea
cook. "I'll put another nfrain to that,
by thunderl For It was the same boy
that faked the chart from Billy Bones.
First snd last we've split upon Jim
"Then here goes!" said' Morgan, with
And he sprang up, drawing hla knife
as if he had been twenty.
"Avast, there 1" cried Sliver. "Who
aro you, Tom Morgan? Maybe you
thoucht you were captain here, per
haps. By the powers, I 'll tench you
better! Cross me, and you'll go where
many a good man's gone before you
first and last, these 30 year bock—some
to the yard-arm, shiver my sides! and
some by the board, and all to feed the
fishes. There's never a man looked mo
between the eyes and seen a good day
a'terward, Tom Morgan, you may lay
Morgan paused; but a hoarse mur
mur rose from the others.
"Tom's right," said one.
"I stood hazing long enough from
one," added another. "I'll bo hanged if
I'll be hazed by you, John Silver."
"Did any of 3"ou gentlemen want to
have it out with me?" roared Silver,
bonding far forward from liis posi
tion on the keg, with his pljpe still
glowing in his right hand. "Put a
name on what you're at; you ain't
dumb, I reckon. 111 m that wants shall
get it. Hav® I lived this many years,
and a son of a rum puncheon cock his
hat athwart my hitwee at the lattor
end of It? You know the way; you'rs
•' Tkftu h#r« sou/' (kid Mor»»n. with *n oatta.
ill gentlemen of fortune, by your ac
count. Well, I'm ready. Toko a out
luss him that dares, and I'll »co the
color of his inside, crutch and all, bo
fore that plpcV empty."
Not a man stirred; not a man an
"That's your sort, IN it?" ho added,
returning hte pipe to h1» mouth. "Well,
you're u jfiiy l</t to look ut, mi} tty.
Not inucb worth to llffht, you ,u * n
j'VapH you cftQ undcnUiMl Kin#
Engliah. I'm cap'n here by
'lection. I'm cap'n hero because I'm
the best man. by il long sea-anile. ou
won't light, as gentlemen o' fortuue
should; then, by thunder, you'll obey,
and you may lay to itl I Hk® that h°y»
now; nndlnover seen n better boy than
that. llo'b more of a man than any
pair of rats of you In this here hoi*«e,
and what 1 imy 1" <hl»: Lrtmeseehfm
as'll lay a hand on him— tluit'» what 1
nay, and you may lay to it."
There was a long pause after this.
I stood atraight up ngalnst the wall,
my heart still going llWn a sledge-ham
mer, Suit with a ray of hope now
ln K in my botom. Silver leaned back
ngalnat the wall, his arm» crossed, his
pine in tlio comer of hi* raouAh, asciiJtn
as tliough he had been iivchurch; y«rt.l»Mi
rye keirt wandering furtively, and he
kept the tail of it on 1U« unruly ioi
lowers, 'll.ey on their part drew grad.
ually together toward the fur end of tJi«-
block house, and the low hiss of their
whispering sounded in my e«ra contin
uously, like a stream. Oi» after lin ;
jthcr they would look up, the red
lltfht of the torch would f"U for a»«ec
-01 id on their nerroun faces; but It wa*
uot toward roe, it w«s toward HUve.r
Uiey turned thrlr eyes.
"You seem to have a lot to say," re
marked Silver, spitting for Into the
air. "Pipe up audi let mo hear It,, or
"Ai ur^wrdoi'rV 1 Lt V' """V
the men, "you're pretty free with some
of the rules; maybe you'll kindly keep
nn eye upon the rest. This crew's dis
satisfied; this crew don't rally bully
ing a marlinspike; this crew has its
rights like other crews, I'll make so free
as that; and by your own rules, I tak|
it we can talk tog-ether. lax your
pardon, sir, acknowledging you for to
be capting at this .present; but I claim
my right, ami steps outside for a coun
And with nn elaborate sca-salute, this
fellow, a long, ill-looking, yellow-eyed
man of five-and-thirty, stepped' coolly
to ward the door ami disappeared out
of the house. One after another the
rest followed his example; each mak
ing a .salute as l>c passed; each adding
some apology. "According to the rules,"
said one. "Fo'k's'le council," said Mor
gan. And so. with one remark or an
other, all marched out, and left Silver
and me alone with the torch.
The sea-eook instantly removed his
"Now, look here, Jim Hawkins," he
said, in a steady whisper, that was no
more than audible, "you're within half
a plank of death, and what's a long
sight worse, of torture. They're going
to throw me off. Hut you mark, I
stand by you through thick and thin.
I (Hdn't xoicau W*, uu, not 111 l 30U SPOk*
up. I was about desperate to lose that
much blunt, and be hanged into the
'bargain. But I see you was the right
sort. 1 says to myself: You stand by
Hawkins, John, and Hawkins'll stand
by you. You're his last card, and by
the living thunder, John, he's yours!
Hack to back, says I. You save your
witness, and he'll save your neck!"
I began dimly to understand.
"You mean all is lost?" I asked.
"Ay, by gum, I do!" he answered.
"Ship gone, neck gone—that's the slie
of it. Once T looked into that bay, Jim
Hawkins, and seen no schooner—well,
I'm tough, but gave out. As for that
lot and their council, mark me, they're
outright fools and cowards. I'll 6avc
your life—if so be as I can—from them.
Cut see here, Jim—tit for tat—you save
Long John from swinging."
I was bewildered; It seemed a thing
so hopeless he was asking—he, the old
buccaneer, the ringleader throughout.
"What I can do, that I'll do," I said.
"It's a bargain!" cried Long John.
"You speak up plucky, and, by thunder!
I've a chance."
He hobbled to the torch, where it
stood propped among tlic flicwooil,and
took a fresh light to his pipe.
"Understand me, Jim," he said, re
turning. "I've a head on my shoulders,
I have. I'm on squire's side, now. 1
know you've got that ship safe some
wlieres. How you done it, I don't know,
but safe it is. I guess Hands and
O'Hrien turned soft. I never much be
lieved in neither of them. Now you
mark me. I ask no questions, nor I
won't let others. I know when a game's
up, I do; and I know a lad that's stanch.
Ah, you that's young —you and me
might have done a power of good to
He drew some cognnc from the cask
into a tin canikln.
"Will you taste, messmate?" he
asked; and when I had refused: "Well,
I'll take a drain myself, Jim," said he.
"I need a caulker, for there's trouble on
hand. And, talking o' trouble, why did
that doctor give me the chart, Jim?"
My face expressed a wonder so un
affected that he saw the needlessn*s«
of further questions.
"Ah, well, he did, though," said he.
"And there's something underthat.no
doubt —something. ""'l°'
Jim —Irafl or pood."
Ami he took another swallow of the
brandy, shaking his great fair head like
a man who looks forward to the worst.
fTO BE CONTlifriD.l
"It Is work, work, work continually,
and I never don't get no rest," said the
farmer's wife complainingly as she
phic<4l another piece of pie before the
"Hut you forget that you will have
[ rest some day," he said, soothingly.
"Not for me, not for me," she an
swered, drearily. "\V henever I die
there is sure to be a resurrection the
very next day." —N. Y. World.
Mother- Johnny, you said you'd l)cen
to Sunday school.
Johnny (with n far-away look) —
Mother—How does It happen that
your hands smell flshy?
Johnny—l- carried home th'Sunday
school paper, an'—an' tl»' outside page
Is all about Jonah an' tli' wliale. —N, Y,
In the fivlra.
No declaration of hi* lov#
Con M she tiy art entice;
nut when thwy both a-«kntlng went.
Ho qulokly broke the Ice.
—N. Y. Journal.
UK NKBDKD A WHOLE CHOP.
Grandpapa—Well, little lady, will you
give me a lock of that pretty lialr of
Majority—Yes, gran'pa; but—(hesi
tating) I don't fink one lock would be
enough, would It? Punch.
Mreathes there a man with soul so dead.
Who never to himself has r.nld:
"Were I paid according tn my worth,
l"d lmve a mortirußO on thoenrrtnT
-Chicago Pally News.
No Evidence or Intelligence.
Biographical Editor Did Ootrox
come from a very Intelligent family?
Court Kcporter I hnrdly think so.
The names of his father and uncles
occur frequently on the jury lists, and
one member of his family served In tho
It xflslature.— N. V. Journal.
Hoy - -Gimme ten cents an' I'll tsllyei
•umthln' ycr oughter know.
Woman —Get away from here, you
Hoy—All right. Yer kin find out yet
house Is on lire fer ycn»elf.—Judge.
Mr. I'oore —Is Miss Tipton In?
Belf-liespecting Servants-Yls, sor,
she's In. 1 towld her this minute that
Ol'd risk me sowl no more tellin' ye she
was out when she do be In. Pf. *•
Just Wheeling Mall.
"I could see that she was mt»d cleat
through," said Aunt Samanthy.
"What was she doing when you sai*
b<,r? " . «
"ghe was riding her tantrum alone.