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We returned to Vigo Bay in less than
four months and with us a large com
pany of other ships, all bearing grain,
for which the failure of the Spanish
wheat crop promised a profitable mar
ket. We neither sold our cargo, how
ever. nor did I succeed in carrying off
my sweetheart. And this is how it
Scarcely had we anchored when a
negro page came off to the ship in a
small boat, bringing me a note from
She was in sore trouble through her
love for me. for Dou .Miguel had for
bidden her to have anything more to
do with me and had locked her in her
room to make sure that his commands
were obeyed. And there was even
worse news than this in the letter. Or
ders. she told me. had 1 een received
from the court to seize all the English
shipping in the hay. to eontiscate the
car-i.i > and to imprison the crews. As
eu;ilive in the town dungeon I should
he farther from her than ever; but,
still a free man, 1 might some day re
turn and carry her off. and by the
love 1 liore her she entreated me to be
gone at once.
Here was a pretty piece of news!
We quest "Je<! the page, but as he ci
ther did n : know or v.-nttld know noth
ing v. • •; ii!;:t off a bore ill his boat.
"What i to <io'r" as; ed Alec.
"I'm piiisg re." I replied decid
"To : ne I*:
"Jn< ! . :t' i! • . -s. You would be ar
rested !•>•:,. i • lore yo.I reached her."
"1 meau . > try all the same."
"It'll be foolhardy, I tell you. Much
better ta! •• the advice she irive« you,
escape now and come hack again to
carry her off."
"Alec. I can't go away and leave her
in that . • i's power. 1 must go
Alec shruggi-d his shoulders. "Well,
if you must, you must. I'll go with
you. of course, and try to see you safe
through, but 1 quite expect we shall
both be locked up for our pains. We
will spread the warning among the
other English ships on our way."
We went on deck at once and began
to lovrer the boat. We were lying a
good two miles farther out than the
other ships, so we had a stiff pull be
Night was just beginning to fall, and
there was some hope that the darkness
might cover our movements and enable
us to rescue Inez and then slip out of
the harbor heff re the Spaniards had
made up their minds to strike. It was
a desperate chance, though.
The boat was already on the bul
warks when Alec shouted. "Hold on,
"Too late," lie said. "There's a fleet
of boats putting out from the shore
now. each one crammed full of sol
diers. We must leave the other ships
to shift for themselves. I'm afraid, and
make a bid for our own freedom. That
big fellow there, coming up before the
wind, seems to have been told off to
look after us."
We were well armed, of course, as
the most peaceful ship has to be when
there are so many sea thieves unhang
ed, and though the Spanish galleon was
five times our size we would have
thought nothing of tackling her. five
Spaniards to one Englishman being by
no means crushing odds, but there
were three other ships outside of us
evidently waiting to pick up stragglers,
so we were to all appearances hopeless
ly shut in.
The men looked at one another in
Alec, however, had made his plan.
"Put back the powder," he cried, "and
buckle on your side arms. Not a shot
must be fired, mind, or we shall have
the whole nest of wasps buzzing round
our ears. Every man of you take a
pike or ax and hide under the bul
warks. We must make that fellow
think he has caught us napping."
Our preparations were quickly and
quietly made, and long before the big
Spaniard was near enough to see what
we were doing every tuan of us was
under cover, and the decks looked quite
deserted. But when he sheered along
side and hove his grapnels into our rig
ging Alec gave the word, and with a
ringing cheer 50 lusty English lads
rushed from their hiding places and
were hacking and prodding away
among ills crew before the unsuspect
ing Spaniard knew that anything had
happened. They were taken complete
ly by surprise, but after the first min
ute or so they recovered and fought
like wildcats. They were about three
to our one, so counting one English
man to five of them the odds in our fa
vor were overwhelming. The Span
iards fought desperately enough until
about half of them had been killed,
then the rest threw down their arms,
called for "quarter" and scrambled
down the ladders In utter rout. We
clapped the hatches on them, and the
big galleon of Spain was ours.
Leaving me with mca to take care
of our prize (whose sails were all set),
Alec tumbled back with the others to
our own ship and set about making
sail as quickly as lie could.
"An ax here and cut the cable!" X
heard him call. "Xo time to weigh!
*Put bach I lie powder," he cried. "Not a
shot must be fired."
Let go those spritsall brails! Lay out
along the bolt sprit and cast the gas
kets off! Flatten iu the starboard
Kheet and cant her head round! Hand
somely, now! Topsails next! Work
with a will, lads! Time's precious!"
I lost the next words through the
distance, and not wishing to slip too
far ahead I bagpiped my mizzen, brail
ed'my main course and so allowed Alec
to creep up to me again.
He made sail with marvelous qulck-
ness and soon was within speaking
"Are your guns all loaded. Jack?"
"Aye, and double shotted and the
lint stocks lighted and lying in the
tubs beside them."
"Then make straight for tfcat big
chap on your larboard bow as If you
meant to speak him. Fool him if you
can. Say I'm your prize. If he sus
pects you, give him a broadside for his
sharpness. Only keep the wind of him,
and you can do what you like. I'll slip
across his bow and pepper that side
of him. And if that isn't enough do
what your mother wit suggests, but
mind it must be quickly done what
ever it is or we'll have the other two
beating up to help him."
Now. had 1 acted on my opinion I
Ihould have steered straight for the
open sea. dead before the fair wind,
in which case I should inevitably have
aroused the suspicions of all three
ships and so have allowed them to con
centrate on our course and cut us off.
Alec's plan was obviously the best,
for whin they saw I was sirring
plump for the southernmost one the
others held tjun fly to their places in
tile mouth of the bay.
When 1 got within a cable's length,
an otiii i failed me. 1 waited as long
as 1 il.i.vti and then answered, but ap
parently there was something wrong
with my Spanish, to' e replied ang.ily
that i w. drm. k ;.:ul an insolent
scoum::vl tor ila.i.. > to address him.
At tli. - juncture ■t. • ( my men. a soft
hearti I fellow. \. i... knew enough of
the to;._rue to make out that the don
Uv at i.. HI v. th his gun and sent a
tliie«- ounce ball straight Into his
That i i.i < '.uully put au end to our di
plomacy. so I gave the order to fire as
each g...: I ».'<• I i..1:1 warned tile gun
ners to a...> lugli. atld at tiie third shot
the ; i.i.u.ard's tnaiiitopn,..st broke off
shi.r! ..he a carrot ilis maiuyard. too.
came dou a by the run. bringing the
sail will: it. but as he was still under
command 1 put up past hiin. reloading
the gt.;> meanwhile and then hauling
my wind once more gave him a second
dose over either quarter.
Meanwhile Alec and his men had
been working like furies and tossing
their guns about like child's toys, rain
ing such a shower of broken shot into
his hull from their lesser elevation that
his lower deck must have been almost
The Spaniard had been unprepared
for our attack and took some time to
boat lis men to quarters, but they
serv -d their guns well and fast when
they did get to them, and the shot soon
came flying about our ears like hail
stones. Ilis running rigging, however,
was pi'etty well cut to pieces, and as
we had half a dozen good bowmen sta
tioned ready who sent a clothyard
shaft through the ribs of every man
who srt a foot on his ratlines he lay
pretty helplessly head to wind, with his
remaining sails In the most thorough
confusion. Had we been able to play
the gat*ie out at long bowls we could
either have sunk him or reduced the
number of bis crew sufficiently to al
low us to carry him by boarding, but
the other two Spanish ships were beat
ing up to us. and on her next tack the
nearest would be within gunshot.
Alec therefore gave the word to run
away west by south, before the wind,
through the southern entrance of the
bay. The order did not come a minute
too soon, though the majority of us
were so worked up by the excitement
of the fight that we would never have
uoticed that it was high time for us to
We held ou this course for about two
hours, and then, as the sky had fortu
nately clouded over, we hauled our
wind and stood due south to give our
pursuers a chance of passing us in the
darkness. They would never expect us
to turn south, so when they missed us
at daylight they would naturally look
for us to the northward if they contin
ued the chase. That was our theory.
What they actually did I cannot say,
for we never saw them again.
We held on this strategic course for a
time, and on the second morning rose a
brig coming toward us, and as every
one at sea Is presumed a rogue until he
is proved an honest man we cleared the
decks for action and beat to quarters.
As the stranger neared tis one of Alec's
men recognized her as the brig Catch
all, belonging to Captain Fleming, the
well known freebooter. So as he was
not likely to let such a vessel as our
galleon pass without nn overhaul we
quite expected another fight. How
ever, he drew within long hail and,
bringing his ship to, signed that he
wished to speak us.
"What ship's that?"
"The brig Severn of Bristol, Alex
ander Ireland, master. What ship's
"Brig Catchall, Captain Fleming
What's the galleon?"
"The Lope de Vega of Vigo, a prize
to the Severn."
"llow the thunder did you get hold
"Fought for her."
"Then is there war with Spain?"
"I think so."
"You think so?" Then followed some
talk with his own people which we
could not hear. "Will you He to and
let tne bring my boat alongside? I'm
honest as the whole bench of bishops
Alec called on me to come on board
the Severn, and presently a weather
beaten, thickset man of middle age
was rowed across to us. We went be
low and pledged one another in a Jack
of ale (as the Severn's hold was still
tilled with wheat Instead of the cargo
of Spanish wine we had expected to
bring back), and then Captain Fleming
was told of the seizure and fight in
Vigo bay. He listened attentively,
nodding his grizzled head at every sen
tence, but making no remark until he
had heard the whole story.
"It was a lucky, plucky escape, cap
tain," lie said, looking approvingly at
Alec, "and one that does credit to the
stuffing of your headpiece. But make
no error about its being an affair of
unauthorized individuals. It Is the be
ginning of war. I tell you, and a bloody
war it will be. I've seen It coming for
this year or more. Ships are being
gathered into all the ports, and great
nobles are chartering vessels for other
purposes than honest trade or a little
free cruising. King Philip of Spain
will make a big move before long.
Mark my words, sir."
"England will bo ready for him when
he does," replied Alec proudly.
"Aye, lad, I warrant she will, but
it's time she was stirring, or the Span
iards—curse the whole nation of them
—will be cruising about the English
channel and up to London towu before
any of us are many months older.
Now, Captain Ireland," he continued,
standing up and beating his list on the
table in time with his sentences, "I'm
a freebooter and an outlaw; but,
though there's many an Englishman
would be glad to hear that I was dead,
I love tay country with the best of
them. So when you get back to port
gpread the news of this threatened in
vasion and say that a warning shall be
brought when Philip's armada sets sail
and that 1 am the man who will bring
It. And may God keep me and mine
on sentry go about the seas till the
crack of doom if 1 fail in this my
watch over England's safety!"
And he brought his fist down upon
the table with a crack that made our
ale pots dance.
"Pardon me, captain." said I. "We
honor you for those words, but I'd like
to remind you of one thing Franky
Drake will hntiK you If he gets his fin
gers on your shoulder. 1 have heard
him say so."
"Master Topp," he replied, looking at
me steadily, "if 1 can save England by
my news I don't mind if I swing for
the bringing of it. and you can say so
from me to any one that asks."
We gave Captain Fleming a ringing
cheer as he stepped Into the boat. A
watch had been stationed to guard the
honor of England, and It was a com
mon pirate who went on sentry go.
But pirate though he was be was a
patriot too. May England never have
any lack of such sturdy sons as Cap
tain Fleming, freebooter!
As the bearers of news of the seizure
of the English shipping in Vigo bay we
were persons of some consideration in
Bristol. The good folk of the town
were all eager to hear from our lips a
true account of the outbreak with
Spain, and the result to us was that
except for our beds and a light morn
ing meal of cold beef and ale we were
very little In debt to our host of the
Blue Mermaiden. the tavern in which,
as It was a place frequented by seafar
ing men. we had made our headquar
The adventure had left us well la
pocket, too. for though the Severn's
cargo had of course not been sold It
had been brought back unspoiled, and
our Spanish galleon, a new ship and
well stored, turned out a most valuable
prize. So our lads promised them
selves a good time ou shore, and. judg
ing by the number of them that we met
In the streets with broken heads and
blackened eyes, they kept faithfully to
Trade with Spain was naturally out
of the question for the time being, and
any attempt on my part to return and
carry off Inez was practically useless.
To try it would be to condemn myself
to the galleys or a Spanish dungeon
for life, so I had reluctantly to resign
myself to waiting In the hope that bet
tc times were in store for us.
Alec had some wild notion of fitting
out a ship for the purpose of harrying
the Spaniards and breaking up their
armada before It could leave the
coasts; but. as 1 pointed out to him,
Drake and Hawkins and Sir Richard
Grenvllle and 20 others would play at
that if it were at all feasible, and we
had better wait for a lead from them.
So, as none of these well known cap
tains gave any sign of moving, we, too,
staid where we were and enjoyed our
selves among the hospitable people of
One night, however, we learned a
piece of news which put a sudden
period to our Idling. We were return
ing arm in arm from a pleasant supper
at the house of Peter Waltham, one of
the city aldermen, I chattering In my
heedless fashion about the charms of
our entertainer's youngest daughter,
and Alec as usual listening gravely to
my nonsense and putting in a word
here and there.
The yellow moon ogled us through
the crannied clouds, and by the time
we reached the Blue Mermaiden the
rain had begun to fall and the alehouse
sign was swinging and croaking dis
cordantly In the now rapidly rising
wind. There was every promise of a
wild night, and we were not sorry
when we reached the friendly shelter
of the inn. It was long past midnight,
an hour at which the house was usual
ly as still as the cable tier in a calm;
but as we entered we heard voices
coming from the kitchen, so we peered
in to see who the visitors were.
There on the settle lolled the host,
with his rosy treble chin on his chest,
snoring heavily. Beside him was a
tall, spare man, with tangled black
hair, and an ugly scar running right
athwart his brown forehead, which
pave him a truculent appearance that
his weak, shiftless mouth failed to
corroborate. On the edge of the table
sat a short, squat, broad man, older
than the other; he wore a seaman's
skin cap and a huge brown coat whose
wide skirts spread out far behind him
on the table. These last two were
talking to one another in a language
that I did not understand. I made a
move as though to go In, but Alec put
his hand on my arm and drew me
gen tly back.
"It's Cornish they're speaking," he
whispered, "and we shan't be able to
make out a word of It. Let's go to bed
and be thankful there's no watch to
keep till the sun's well up tomorrow
So up the ladder we climbed to our
chamber, and the voices of the two men
followed r.s dimly through the empty
passages. Suddenly, with utter disre
gard of the effect that his vocal efforts
would Ijave on a sleeping household,
one of them began to sing, but our
window shutter made such a din, rat
tling in the wind, that we could not
distinguish much of the song beyond
the lilt, which, however, sounded
Alec went and made the shutter se
cure, so that the second verse came to
Plunder! I Hap.]
Gather all tlie valuables you can.
Scatter ail the money like a nun.
The singer repeated this verse time
after time, and the other man Joined in
an occasional chorus, while both, so far
as we could judge by the sound, were
beating a vigorous accompaniment
with their fists on the hard oak table.
The song was a common enough one
among mariners, but there was no mis-,
taking the rasping tones of that saw
"It's Willie Trehalion!" cried Alec
und rushed to the door. 1 followed, and,
scrambling ilowu our ladder again, we
made for the kitchen.
"Art lying, nephew?" we heard the
older man ask as we approached.
"No. uncle— sober truth," replied the
one with the scar.
"You always was a vagabond. Job."
"Like you. uncle.'*
By this time we tiad reached the
door and saw that the skin cap was
now lying on The table, and an iron
hook was thoughtfully scratching that
same bald, shot shaped head which
hail excited our admiration In the old
"What cheer. Willie TrehalionV"
sang oat Alec.
The man on the table slewed around,
dropped to the ground, knuckled his
forehead, said "Bravely, my masters,"
and. without showing the least sur
prise at seeing us. asked us how we
"Well." 1 said, "and prosperous, both
of us But surely that can't be Sep?"
and I poiuted to a gaunt, black cat
that had slid from Willie's lap when he
jumped off the table and now stood
with its back arched and its tail like a
furze bush, spitting and glaring at us
with a most evil look.
"Aye. but it is. Been with me ever
since an remembers you both. 1 see
he does tlo an give the gentlemen
your duty. Nep."
The cat. who never disobeyed a com
mand from his master, came and rub
bed his shaggy sides against our legs
"It's Sep. sure enough," said Alec,
"though rather more age battered and
scar torn than he was. And this is
your nephew, Willie?"
"Yes. sirs: Job Trehalion, my neph
ew. au a gracious rogue."
Job grinned and saluted.
"Where have you been wandering,
Willie, this long time?" 1 asked after
we hail thus formally made the ac-
quaintnnce of the man with the scar.
"Spanish main, master, with Captain
Andrew Dove. Brought up at Bide
ford eight days since."
"Made a good voyage of it?"
"So. so Missed the plate ship we
went a'ter, but picked up a tidy caravel
au half a dozen smaller fry. Naught
much to complain on, save lack o'
sound liquor, an that did run uncom
mon short. I tell 'ee we was put to
supping that thin sour vinegar stuff
them dotis fancies. Nep ain't got over
"Tell the gentles what I told 'ee about
Manoa. uncle," put in Job.
"Hold your meddling tongue. Job!"
said Willie angrily. "They knows about
it already, nn didn't Captain Ireland's
own father lose his life seeking for It?"
Job grinned and said perseveringly,
"Tell about the pagan."
Willie Trehalion waved hia hook
with a gesture of dissent and said
nothing. But my curiosity was arous
ed. "Come, Willie," I said. "What
about the pagan?"
"Take no notice o' what Job says In
usual, masters; he's but one peg re
moved from being a natural."
"There!" cried Willie. "Look at him
ein judge for yourselves! But about
the pagan. We catched an Indian—a
brown colored varmint with no more
clothes on him than there Is on a hand
spike—an brought him along with us."
"Well?" said I, seeing by Job's face
that there was something more.
"Well, If you must know, on the voy
age home he was sullen an mute as a
stockfish, but once here he finds his
tortgue nn. speaking in scraps o' English
he picked up among us, says that if
we'll take him back he'll lead us to
that goulden city I tell you of up at
Whitby. Rays as he was borh there.
"Tell about the goulden houses, un
cle," persisted Job, with a cunning
leer, "an tell how the pagan blacked
his fingers with a burned fagot an
draweil a picture chart on the wall,
The man on the tall* *l*wed around.
same as life, an tell how Captain An
drew Dove copied it down on a piece o'
sheep parchment nn sworo to walk
through them streets afore he was a
"You'll never learn gumption, neph
ew," said Willie Irritably. "Captain
Dove ain't the first as has made that
vow an then broken it An if Captain
Dove ain't old enough to know better
than to carry his carcass into a coun
try that's chock a block with fevers
au savages an Spaniards an famish
nients an the devil knows what, why,
then lie deserves all he'll get by bis
foolishness, an that's a belly full o'
troubles an not enough gould to make
a thumb ring out on. But Captain
Dove'll go back on them words when
he's sober, I tell you, an no shame to
him for doing it. No man's bound to
do sober what he promises drunk."
And Willie Jabbed at the table with
his hook as though to work off the Irri
tation which his nephew's persistence
hail evidently aroused in him.
"Tell 'ee he were as sober as I be
now," retorted Job, grinning still In
spite of his endeavor to look earnest.
"An he meant going, too, for he telled
us to be back In three months If we
wanted to join the venture. He said It
the very day after you'd left, uncle, nn
bade us give you word o' it if so be as
any o' ns ran athwart you."
"Did you copy the chart, Job?" I
asked, for this tale of gold to be had
for the seeking excited me strangely.
"Him!" said Willie Trehalion, point
ing scornfully with outstretched hook
at his nephew. "He couldn't draw a
fishline without making ten mistakes,
let alone a chart. He's a graceless vag
abond. Master Topp, one peg removed
from a natural."
.Tob still grinned. "I ain't got a
chart, misters, but I got that as can
"How so?" I asked.
"The pagan Itself," he replied, rub
bing his hands In glee.
"You've got him!"
"It's snoring In the cow byre. The
folk treated it ill at Bldeford—tried to
see if It could swallow Are as other
blacks can an set It eating live rats an
matched It to light ag'ln two tarrlcr
dogs. It didn't like being used like
that, an so it tinned away an tracked
me like a hound to Lyumouth. It'd
took a fancy to me on the voyage"—
"Fools alius mate," grunted Willie
"An thought maybe I'd be kinder to
It than the others was, an so as it prom
ised to sarve me I let It come along,
an It's the first time as Job Trehallon
ever knew what It was to have a sarv-
Into' his own."
"An desarves to be well trounced for
his impudence In daring to npe his bet
ters," growled Willie. "Sarvint in
deed! It'll be a gilded coach an six
horses you'll want next!'
There was every prospect of a
lengthy wrangle on the subject be
tween the two curiously assorted rela
tives. so as I felt considerable curiosity
to see this pagan. whose rf'isky hand
pointed the way to uutold wealth, 1
told Willie to hold bis tongue and
Job to lend us to the cow byre.
The pray dawn hail begun to struggle
through the chinks of the kitchen shut
ters. and at intervals the wind, which
had risen now to half a pale, sent a
splash of rain driving through the
crevices on to the sanded floor of the
room. When the door was opened, the
morning looked cheerless enough to
make even tough old Willie shudder.
But. wrapping his huge coat more
closely round him. nnd tucking the long
tails under his arms to keep them from
blowing about in the wind, be rolled
out with his clumsy sea walk Into the
muddy ?ard. and Nep. after a yawn
and a stretch and a low tnurr of pro
test at being asked to go out in such
villainous weather, left the warm
hearth and trotted dutifully at his
The cow byre, in which the pagan
had been stowed away, was a poor
enough lodging even for a four footed
thing. Years of wind and weather
had torn away the thatch In places,
and the boarding of the walls was
about as effectual as a sieve for keep
ing out the cold and wet Huddled in
a corner Into which the rain beat less
violently than elsewhere lay the pagan.
He was colled up beneath some loose
straw sleepiug. and as he slept he talk
ed wildly and incessantly in his barba
rous tongue. One bronze hued leg pro
jected from the straggling coverlet of
straw. Nep saw It before we did, and,
picking his way daintily among the
filth on the ground, went up and sniff
ed at the limb. Then he quietly turned
his claws down into it and laid back
his gaunt body for a comfortable
As might have been expected, the
pagan awoke, but to our surprise he
neither pulled back his leg nor made
any move to drive the cat away.
Job Trehalion noted my look of as
tonishment at this and broke out Into a
"Ho, ho! You wonder why he don't
move. He don't feel It, bless 'ee, not
he! Them pagans hasn't feelings like
as we has."
"Shut your silly mouth, nephew,"
Kid Willie. "A pretty way this Is to
treat your sarvlnt! Why, the poor
brute's too numbed with cold to feel
the prick of Nep's fingers. Bring him
In to the kitchen fire, an see If we can't
thaw him a bit."
Job, still grinning, took his dusky
►ervant on to his back and carried him
Into the kitchen. The effect of the
heat on the pagan was marvelous. He
lat down iu front of the fire, chuckling
ind gurgling with glee, !jnd, after rins
ng his uumtwd fingers with the glow
ng ash as we might with water and
bathing his shivering limbs with the
hot embers, though not actually de
vouring any of the flames as I had
confidently expected to see him do, he
was a new man again. A pot of warm
ale, which we roused our sleeping host
to brew, completed the cure, and Job's
pagan was as blithe and cheerful a
pagan as one could wish to see.
When he was thoroughly recovered,
we spoke to him about the city of
Manoa, and by means of broken sen
tences, copiously helped out by ges
tures, be expressed Ills willingness to
lead us there. He took a glowing stick
from the tire and drew a chart us
on the lime washed wall, showing the
position of the golden city, and quaint
pictures he made, too, of the bouses
and the men and of the treasures that
were to be had there for the taking.
And we stared at his uncouth draw
ings and listened to his gabbling talk
as if moonstruck.
Suddenly Alee sprang up from the
stool where he was sitting and called
to me to come up to our room, and,
though I longed to hear more of the
pagan's luring tale, there was a look
of excitement on Alec's face that was
even more interesting, and so I went.
"Jack," he cried when we were alone,
"It's time we were moving!"
"To Manoa?" I asked eagerly.
"Yes. Here we have been sitting
idle, while the sibyl Is tearing leaf
after leaf from the book of destiny.
Even now we may be too late."
"Well, let's start as soon as we can.
But, Alec"— And I stopped and looked
"Well, Jack? What Is It?"
"You can't help her by staying. Use
less to think of going to Vigo Bay again
for her till the Spaniards have been
utterly crushed, and now Is our chance
to help at that crushing."
"How, Alec? I thought you meant
to go to Manoa."
"Don't you see? At this very mo
ment the Spaniards may be thundering
at the gates of Manoa Itself, and if
once they carry off the golden wealth
of that city and get It safely Into Phil
ip's hands he will raise armadas that
will squash us like so mahy beetles.
Here is our opportunity for serving
"I see," said I, "and of filling our
own pockets too."
"No, no. Jack! Never hanker after
the gold. It's a good bait to catch a
crew with. Might as well give up the
sea, settle down and become a mer
chant at once."
"Not while there's adventure to be
had for the seeking—adventure, that is,
with plenty of your golden bait at the
end of It," I declared shamelessly.
"You've got a good smack of the
pirate In you. Jack, I fear."
"Perhaps. And you of the knight
errant. Well, fortunately we can each
of us sail with our own particular
ideal in front of us and still keep to
gether nnd work together. I fight for
gold, to win wealth for myself and
my sweetheart; you fight for glory, to
win your country's thanks. Perhaps
In the event neither of us may get
what he hopes."
"Perhaps not Anyway, we can do
no more than try. Where can we get
"Peter Waltham's brig, the Bristol
Merchant, is nearly ready for sea. He
will be glad enough to let us have her
for such a venture."
"Then let's go and see him now. We
have had no sleep tonight; but, never
mind, we can make up for it tomor
And so It happened that Peter Walt
ham, who had given us our supper the
night before, was called upon to fur
nish a breakfast also. Manoa, whose
wealth had lured the father to his
grave, was now summoning the sou.
Heaven grant that our fortune be
better than that of Captain Hurry Ire
land, who had gone before us.
[TO 11E CO^TIXUKD.]
A One Sided llndcraCnndlnir.
"They say that rich girl from Sklboo
can marry the Duke of Manctiest*-- If
she wants him."
"Pity the duke doesn't know It"—
Cleveland Plain Dealer. ,
Off Hl* Mind.
"Didn't you feel dreadfully when yon
lost your gold bandied umbrella?"
"No; I'd expected to lose It for so
long that I was glud when It was
■ THE TOMATO.
One of Our IHk Crops—Some of tkl
The enormous extent to which the
> tomato Is used lends special interest to
the study of varieties. The tomato is
! grown more largely for canning than
; any other vegetable used for this pur
:74 75 4?
VARIETIES Or TOMATOM.
57, Table Queen; 58, Early Ruby; 59, Matchless;
CI, Comrade; 62. Lemon Yellow; 63, World'• Fair;
64. Earliest Market; C 5, State Fair; 66, Improved
Trophy; 67, tturbank Preserving; 63, Golden Cham
pion; 69, Fordhook Fancy; 70, New Combination;
71, Best of All; 72, Seedling; 73, Freedom; 74, O.
A. R.; 75, La Cross.
pose. The total annual pack of the
entire country now averages nearly
5,. r >oo,ooo cases of 24 cans each, and the
area required to supply the canneries
Is estimated to exceed 3<K>,o<Jo acres.
According to Professor F. 'William
Rane of New Hampshire, although
factories are increasing, nevertheless
the prices for canned tomatoes are
higher at present than for a number of
years. The catchup making industry
is continually Increasing, and yet the
demand equals the supply. Even green
fruit is in fair demand in the fall of
the year. Professor Kane has recently
reported some tests of the newer intro
ductions as well as of others of early
Among the varieties illustrated Pro
fessor Kane commends in somewhat
59. Matchless. Fine, large, round,
smooth, red fruit. Vines large, spread
ing and well filled. Very desirable for
60. Improved Trophy. Fine, large,
round, deep red variety. Strong plants,
regular in shape. A very desirable va
riety for market.
08. Dwarf Golden Champion. Strong,
erect plants, well laden with smooth
friilt. Medium size fruit, very regular
and line. Color yellow. A desirable
71. Best of All. Growth of vines
very rank. Leaves medium to large;
foliage dense. Fruit medium to large,
round in shape. Color deep red. A
very good tomato.
Hemp For Fiber.
The preparation of the soil is the cne
particularly important thing for hemp.
The seed is sown one bushel of prime
seed per acre broadcast and preferably
with n press drill In which the shoes
are not over five inches apart and the
springs and pressure so set that the
seed will all be placed at an even depth
of I*6 Inches.
South of latitude of 35 degrees hemp
may be planted any month In the year.
As hemp sown in the winter and early
spring will be ready to harvest for
fiber in June preparation Bhould be
made to plant a succeeding crop of
hemp if the land is rich or manures
are to be had, or a crop of cowpeas or
other rapidly growing plant can be
North of a mean temperature of 60
degrees hemp is sown at the same time
as spring grains or earlier if the
ground is in proper condition. In the
latitude of New York city, Indianapolis
and Omaha hemp Is sown April 1 to 15,
according to the earllness of the sea
Upon Staten Island, New York, hemp
was sown for fiber March 24 and har
vested June 24, 1599. A second crop
was sown upon the same land July 1
and harvested Oct. 10. The first crop
wns 11 feet tall, the second 9 feet
Smyrna hemp planted Aug. 1 was 7 to
8 feet tall by Nov. 1 and the seed ripen
ing. The tendency of late sown hemp
is to a shorter growth and an earlier
Summer Treatment of S«n Jo»e Scale.
Summer treatment advised by the
Ohio station for the San Jose scale
should begin as early as the 15th of
June and be continued until Sept 15 at
least, with Intervals of not more than
ten days between sprayings. This will
iestroy a very large percentage of -the
young and thus prevent the scale
spreading. Two different mixtures can
The whale oil soap solutions can b»
one-fourth pound to-one gallon of wa
ter. This mixture will not Injure the
foliage of fruit trees.
2. A mechanical mixture of kerosene
and water In the proportion of one gal
lon of kerosene to ten of water or what
Is called a 10 per cent solution. It can
be used with safety on all fruit trees
except the peach.
The whale oil soap solutions can be
used with any of the better class of
sprayers. The kerosene mixture re
quires a specially constructed one, with
a device for the mechanical mixing of
the kerosene and water, of which there
are a number on the market
Customer—Have you taken care that
In taking the bicycle to pieces you
didn't lose any of the parts?
Mechanic—Oh, none of them were
lost. In fact, when I got the machine
together again there were a dozen
pieces left over!—Fliegende Blatter.
Mother—Johnny, bring me my Blip*
Johnny—Here, Willie, you bring It to
her.—New York Journal.