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' • 1 Business Directory. II. BENJAMIN €IIASE. A1TOBMBX A«JD OqOSBBfcOB AT LAW. Office corner of Math and Water streets Mas- eeaa, N. v . i fc. ft. DOMIIVY, ATTOBSEX AN» OotmSEfcisiB AT LAW. Office overH- X. Olark'8 Block, Massena, N. V. R. E. HEFFEItlMAN, (Successor to E. D. Fleetham) ATTOBNBV AND COUNSELOB AT LAW, Brasher Fails, s. v. * 7 - > BAIIIVEV ft. O'NEILL, . ATTOBNBV-AT-LA W. Office In Massena Bank building, Massoua. titf F. A. ANDERSON, 91. D. Offlce at Boaldenoo on Phillip street, MA6SENA, N. V. h F. F. TAYLOR, M. D PniBICIAN AND SCBOEO. office day and night at residence »n Danforth street, Massena, N, If. II. J. EYEE, D. D. S . (Surgeon Dentist.) II\U<>r graduate of University of Buffalo, onioe with Dr. M. J. Steams, over the puat office MaHHena, N. Y. HELENA JIOI^I]. THE tWDEBSIGNEJ HAVING BEP0BOHA8- prl his former hotel, tbu Helan.i House, at Hel- ena N. Y„ begs to Inform his old patrons and the travelling public that after a thorough reno- vation and nx.ng up generally, he Is prepared to cater to theli wants In the same satisfy ctorv manner a s In tlmas past. First-class livery In eonnecujn. nd free'Bus to and from the tall- r ,ad .. HI. HUGH GEEHAN. ALLEN HOUSE, jli-ssena, New York, J AS. Bt n, Proprietor. »hls house Is newly furnished. Everything Qrst.clis8 and no pains spared In providing t jr the womiort ot the gue*te. Charges reason- iole. PHILIP II, I LAHEBTV, Surveyor, MASSENA, N. Y. brothers always welcome M. 3. BTBABKB, Secretary, MnuLck Bo. 513, r« A A * Nl. Meets Second and Fourth Tuesdays ot each month. Visiting E.J. HOBTOS W. Master. NO. 603. Meetings on the second aadfuurth Monday evenings oreach month a t 7*0 o'clock, In Foresters' hall Dentist. C. F. OBER. D. D. S. Office al residence opposite the Allen House. Throw, who aee flt to favor Dr -Ober with their •viofldance may rely Upon hie doing hie utmost u, perform all operations In a perfect manner. CHURCHES. M ETHODIST EHGSCOPAL-Sunday preach- ing a t 10:80 a. m. and 7s00 p. m Sunday school 12:10 p . m-tOlass meeting 10:00 a. m, and 18:10 p . m.; Bpwortn League 6:15 p.m . Wednesday evening prayer meeting at 7'00 The pastor and people desire your acquaint- ance and will be glad to welcome you. BEV? W. RILEY HELMS, Pastor. A DVENT—Sunday school 10:00 a. m. Preach lng 11:00 a.m. Praise service 7:00 p. m. Preaching 7:30 p. m. Weekly prayer meet- ing Wednesday evening at : -.SO. Strangers are e»peclaUy invited. BEV. P. GBEGOBY, Pastor. C OSGBEGATIOSAL—Sunday services and •reaching at 10:20\a. m. and 7:00p. m. Sun- day school ot 12:00 m. Y P-S. 0 E prayer meeting at 6:15. Midweek prayer service, Wed- nesday evening at 7:00. Strangers will receive a cordial welcome to all our services BEV. A. H. WISH, Pastor. B APTIST—Sunday Preaching at 10:30 a m. Bible school at 11:46 a. m. Young people s meeting6:30 p. m. Preaching 7:00, Mid- weekly services on Wednesday evening at 7:00. Both pastornnd P«>P>^»»»E , w w W^^TH at these services. BEV. wILLIAM WYETH, Pastor. S T. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL—Morning Prayer and Sermon at 10:30, followed by Sunday school. Evening prayer a t 7:00o'clock. Communion first Sunday In eaoh month at morning prayer and on the third Sunday of each month at 9:30 a. m week day service Wednesday evening at 7.00 p . m Bev. 0. E. MACKENZIE. Hector. C ~ HUBOH OF THE SAOBEB HEABT-MasS at 10.80 alternate Sundays beginning Septem- ber 26» and at 9:08 other Sundays Vespers at 7:80 every Sunpay evening. Maes every morningaT8:00. BEV. D. NOLAN, Pastor. U NIVEBSALIST-Preachlng service Sunday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock in Grange Hall. All are welcome ^ B WETM0REJ p^. The OgdensburgSt La^e Ch&mplain R. R. CO. [OHABLES PAESONS, Kecelver.] On and after Oct. 18, 1897, and nnM further notice, trains will leave Norwood as follows. ^ GOING EAST 6:47 a. m -EXPBE88-For Malone and Rouses Point, connecting at St Albans with fast express trains tor Boston ^la Lowe\ °r via Fltchburg; New York via Troy, Springfield1 or New London. Connects at Malone with N Y.O. for Montreal, Paul Smiths and Saranac Lake, at Mooers, Jet, and Rouse's Point with D & H c en for Plattbsurg, Troy, Albany an a New York WagnerOars, It. Albans to Boston and New York. 10-55 8. m.-LOCAL EXPRESH-fluus through to Cherubusco, stopping at all intermediate stations. 4 18 D m —MAIL—Stopping at all stations, connoting at \Albans |uh Night Express for Troy, Albany, and New York, nlsn for Boston and Ww England Points E l $*\V„rfe 8 and Sloeplng Oars, Bouses Point toN° w ,York: and Boston. This train connects at Malone, with_ N Y. 0 tor Montreal and Saranac Lake at Rouses Point D & H. C. Of., for Plattsburg, Troy, Al- baify and New York: Wagner Weeper from Bouses Point to' New York without change. 7T49 p m.—Mixed train for Oherubusco. GOING WEST 10 -26 a. m —MAIL—Stoppine at all stations, arrive atOgdensburg 111:16a.m. connecting with Grand Trunk Railway for all points west. 5:18p.m,-LO0AL BXPBESS-Arrlves at Og- donsburgat0:05p. m. 10:88 p. m.-EXPBESS-For stations on the 0. & L. o/li. B., arrive ogdensburg 11:15 night. 0 N CHEVALIER, Gen. Supt. v. a. UM, \ V * H JI £% 0D GE,Traffic Manager. Cut This Out And return to us with % | .OO and we'll send you the following, great $3.00 combination, VERMONT FARM JOURNAL I yr N- Y. WEEKLY TRIBUNE I yr GOOD LITERATURE I yr PEOPLE'S HOME JOURNAL t yr MARION HARLAND'S COOK Book All for $1. Heg. Cost $3.60 Just think of It—three monthly papers, one weekly paper and a cook book, containing 1,100 receipts all for 91.00. Sample copies of papers for 2 cents In stamps. Vermont Farm Journal W. L. PACKARD, Publisher. WILMINGTON, VERMONT. 52w2G The Cheapest Place to Nrf ^ STOVES IS AT\ G. H. SHfllTrl'S MASSENA, N. Y. He faas a large line of Parlor Coal and Wood Stoves, Cook Stoves and Ranges That he will sell very low for Cash. Wooden Kave Troughs nnd Toledo Pumps. MASSENA. N. Y. NO TIME TO LOSE But go at once to Hopsoifs Photo Gallery, and get pictures while you can at these prices: C 4 i 5 «'< I « 1 « « « Large Nantello... 2.75 \ Cards,4 In. squar j 1.50 \ Card Size 1.50 \ |]^*No extra charge for finishing from two negatives of children. STONE any quantity desired. For Building and Flagging Purposes. Suitable for building crops- walks, etc., will be gotten out in any shape and size that may be required. We can furnish heavy stone 7 to 14 inches thick. Will be de- livered on cars or in village. One-half price if taken at the quarry. } ^§mm§m4: m CHAPTER t-Billy BomsuL'ji&x&fry log, much addicted to rum, iMiw'!im4 tnlral Benbow Inn. ',',!«•'*»•'*' CHAPTER It-Stranger, Mmi* Dog,\ meets Bones; an intervlMS fight and disappearance. o;t;,: v :»t Bones sutteri apoplectic atro^fe?!?' CHAPTER IH.-Bltnd b&gM*iiM »nn, presses aomettilng to^wlSR'i end leaves. \Ten a*el9CKS\'/»-l>i cries. \Six hours. We'll d o tfieM5§| which moment h e i s struck Ma CHAPTER IV.—Near Bone*|5ii found a little round paper, Wact„ y one side, on the other the wards!:* haye till ten to-night,\ Gold, vg-Jm Bones' sea chest, and an ollSKW'SlW Flight taken from Inn. '•'$$&•< CHAPTER v.-BHnd man ffl#| companions attack the inn. • Chttgnj not finding \Flint's fist,\ the SMW! scatter. Blind Pew Is run aowwjirjp by a horse. ''i !,, \ CHAPTER Vl.-Toung HawklttSfg packet to Dr. Ltvesey, who wltn>'5f Trelawney opens It and finds mlfl rectlons for finding of vast treasuri., CHAPTER VIl.-Trelawney wm&B pedltlon to seek treasure. \'ki'Sa* CHAPTER VIII.-Jim HawktHfJ 11 Black Dog at John Silver's inn. B14< runs away, and Silver avows igfiorja his identity \ CHAPTER IX.—Ship's captatttA some things on board somewhat 6ifl and asks to tia«e certain precati taken, among which ar e the smif} the powder and arms astern aneK»,„„, the doctor and hi s friends berth«j»|Mi the cabin. >'s-«» CHAPTER, X.—\Hispanlola\ b.egtti \ voyage. Hawkins climbs Into applejf rel and overhears plans of treaCT** foot among the crew. CHAPTER XI.—Plot <lald t>y . . ship's cook) provides for the stril possession of th e treasure tmmedia,- is gotten aboard. Cry of \Langj Q6S>I*d \''' *' CHAPTER XII.—Hawkins tells J$._ ver's treachery to Livesey, Treuwrae Capt. Smollett, who hold a council «\ m restlessness of men, an d capital cides t o give the men an afternoona! Jim Hawkins slips oft with then!, the island gives them th e Blip. \ -U:,% CHAPTER XTV.—Prom cover Slmi, Silver kill one of the honest hands^; also learns of the murder of anpthe another part of the island and rttn#\ CHAPTER XV.-Jlm meets Ben marooned sailor who had Uvea oPi, three years. Report of a cannon lj|>. Both run for boat when taey sea,~ wood th e union jack. &Mii CHAPTER XVX-Hunter arid tf#P\ tor go ashore in a Jolly-boat, dlscovt block-house within a stockade atm/-\ cide to provision it Faithful pari; Joined by Gray, a mutineer, and tWfe left with the five remaining mutineei board. 'v-t^ CHAPTER XVlL-Jolly-boat ata* last trip to shore overloaded with,;,, visions. Mutineers on ship man 1&m>\t Trelawney picks off one of the'gmj&e Cannon ball passes over boat, whlCT \*\ and leaves party t o wade ashore. 1 neers heard near by in the wood. CHAPTER XVIIL-Fight Withy caneers results in one killed on eajjtt. Faithful party gain the stoekafl* run up the British colors. .y, CHAPTER Xix.-Jim seeing the-jSpa knows h e Is near friends and, leavta8a|, Gunn. climbs into the stockade, '•stymk' CHAPTER XX.-Silver. under ttMsm truce, makes overtures for chart to_ treasure hv. but falls. 1IBAY ITEM OF from an Exchange in , Gouvcrncur, K. V. He fe a f^ood, honest, hard-working, Bkillfed mechanic. Whether ihoeing,a horbe with model hoofs, fitting shoes to feet as flat as a mu d turtle, welding a chain for some tiller of the soil, or tempering a brittle, deli- cate tQpl, Mr. J. M. Stone, blacksmith of Goufeexneur, N . Y., finishes his task in a creditable manner. Our representative found him shoeing a refractory hotse. Often as h e dropped a foot and straightened himself up, he pressed his hands into the small of his ilmck and ominously shook his head, for his ^back'ftched and he suffered like nearly every ^blacksmith in our republic. Our representa- tive tJUtietly remarked, \Why don't you use »Doan.*s Kidney Pills?\ \WeU replied fJVlr. Stone, \ 1 have noticed a score of ad- fvertisements about this remedy in our local papers, but I thought they were like every lotufijf specific which I had tried.\ \Try ? |them attd see,\ our representative suggested ' |\ If they do not do you any good they won't |do you any harm.\ borne three weeks after- wards a second visit was made to Mr. Stone, $when_tbe following particulars were given by $lim fo r publicatio i: \Some time ago T ^trained my back while trying to master an Jflnnijy horse, and this affected my kidneys jS |;They grew worse as time went on, and I had j patches in my loins, especially when stooping fspver shoeing a horse. I grew so bad that I Sould hardly straighten up after stooping $v«fc and finally it cania to be a constant dull pebi^g. I heard of Doan's Kidney 1 Pills, glid fBSey were so highly recommended that I ;ot s,rjm« at a drug store. The result of their ise convinced me that they were up t o their ^presentations. They deserve the highest iraise, and I shall always speak a good word |orjdr0an'sKidney Pills whenever I can.\ Kidney Pills are for sale by all istera. Price 50 cents. Mailed by Foster- plilbnrn Co., Buffalo, N . Y., sole agents foi $jbfcpjnited States. 11 Remember the name, \ Doan's,\ and take Sootjher. •Ml • \1% ' * JVASSfiNA BBAXCH. || E. BAILEY, President. JU C. BUTl'ON, Vice President. T tr. K. PHDJLIPS, See. an d Trea^. rijiirhe beat paying and safest form Of Sfinvestment of yoar small savings ||. 8 Per Cent Guaranteed. ^ tfydtt do not understand the workings of l»tt Associations i t will be worth your while post yourself. tor explanatory onlarsor tornmtion apply t o the seoretaryoir : • J. K. PHILLIPS Office at Bank. Massena, N. Y. CUAPTEK XXTV. THE CRUISE OF THE CORAC: It was broad day when latvol found myself tossing at the eautB* end of Treasure island. The |tij^^i up. but' was still hid from oie.ml^! the great bulk of th e Spy-gia^4^Mw; on this eide descended oUcm'jW^tiy», sea in formidable cliffs. \ T$mffi*& Haulbowline Bead and Miztp|tta;i Hill were at my elbow; the hiQbaib§\a| dark, the' head bound with cliffs '*pt 50 feet high and fringed witfi gT&t* masses o f fallen rock. I was scareeSfc - quarter of a mile t o seaward, and? \ was my first thought to paddle fa. alii land. . ;;| That notion was soon given' ovel Among the fall&n roeks the bueayM spouted and bellowed; loud reverbej^f tions. heavy sprays flying and falligpi'' succeeded on e another from secondly,'' second, and I saw myself, if I ventufpl, uearer, dashed to death upon the roti|ra shore or spending my strength in V$jn t to scale th e beetling crags. '\«J - Nor was that all; for, crawling <«- gether on, flat tables of rock o r let||hg^ themselves drop into the sea with loudi reports, I beheld huge slimy* monatterM —soft snails, as it were, of incre&ifolfjv bigness—two or three score of tiheatt|pj; gether, making the rocks echo With, their barkings. ' ^^^^^^ I have understood since that *h~^$fippilff^ were sea lions and entirely^ hannl^|i sK.^'-^fe*- But the look of them, added tO,|J\'* difficulty of the shore and the big! running of the Burf, was more <ffl enough to disgnst me of that lafid||g| place. I felt willing rather tO ( etaMf at sea than to confront such nerilsX^l* In the meantime I had a \be$!&||p chance, a s I supposed. North Qt WjSsM bowline Head the land runs in A-tr^t^ way, leaving at low tide a long Stitjej^hj of yellow sand. To the north o* tflajf again, there comes another cap«— ®%WWi of the Woods, as it was marked upon J$M[ < chart—buried i n tall green pines, wlrpaj descended to the margin of'the sea. \*$p I remembered what Silver had Stlffi about the current that sets nortbW^^ along the whole west coast o f TreafitoMJ island; and seeing from my paslf£$g| that I was already under its influence^ preferred to leavs Haulbowline behind me. an d reserve my str^ng-tlp! an attempt to land upon the ldnd#l^ looking Cape o f the Woods. ffM There was a great, smooth swell iljp&J£§ the sea. The wind blowing steady^ gentle from the south, there wat^fe contrariety between that an d thV# rent, an<T th e billows rose and feH-Jj||J! broken. '-S?>'| Had It been otherwise, I must I^M 1 ? ago have perished; but as it was,*$kj^ surprising how easily and secur<slyjtriy|i,. UttTe and light boat eouldTIdST'Cfflte^ | as I still la y at the bottom, and kiffgMC!\'' more than a n eye above the gwflwfijpt' 1 I would se e a big blue summit-' W$$f' ing close above me; yet the <s&HM^ would but bounce a little.dansea^lMi springs, and subside on the otb^&wuP into the trdugn as%htty asabir^^t. ,: i I began After a little io efc&WiiftBf'. Elixir iS>lds, Coughs, Croup, ^Wlieeler House i^C' WaHsena Springs, \ \^ 'W Open and ready for business. Would )1».pleased to receive old patrons. (JOTOrtte hotel is FOE SALE or TO LET. fpMUght OHBAf FOE CASH. - WW&&- H. WHEELER, Proprietor mm • foownn tlio cnugh. clears '.'' 'jj|i|Wifilr(ilr'u#-«ft«-'ti».' !f^|||f|iires the patient. 1*1*. ForillB L jtts-and KBRVOUS. If*Ak«s Ew purify the l)0(n> and.jjive HsALtnv wufn t o U e entire system! _^ DYSPEPSIA, HEADACHE, 1PATION and PIMPLES- %m Mn Street ml&B&m BREAD, mimmms AND ROLLS, *iE#I>OtJGHNUTS, » . COOKIES AND PIES. §||seeial Cooking Done to Order. IjDlass Restaurant in connection. Meals at all hours. Jr\. L. FHEEG0, Prop. at Do The Children Drink? iWe them tea or coffee. Have you tried food drink called GEATN-O? It Is 6 and nourishing and takes the place of The more Graln-0 you give your the more health you distribute through 'atoms. Grain O Is made o t pure grains, Jm properly prepared tastes like tho grades of coffee but costs about H as •on 1 , All grocers sell It. Mo. and 2Bo. #£*-* \ D-FAST Mj^gHE »3jnd useful device whioh every family ,1s sold only through local agents ,ndstrong; can be put u p anywhere. •holds ropeorwire. Instant adjustment [oval of lino; uo props needed. Sells on Jpopuiar price Aeents Wanted vVhere Exclusive territory, Attract- tfs, Premiums and profit-sharing, Ajiy- *^b6come Agent Sample Pair,, by to. KELSO NOVELT)TCO., ieust St., Philadelphia. began dfter a little 1».gr$w% bold, and sat up to try iny'sidllpii dling. But even a smaUc&aai^M;^ disposition of'the weight WW§g.<M&it i vtolentcbangea'in tteMtifmm;®^! acle. And I had hardly xm^'^f0.^ 'the boat, giving- Vp *l#ffl^0&M. dlatmiajj mov*mait, ra»;#^MlttffW^f({ ' v '\ >S<<fc$\'£*w ) , 'pome Foolish People. Iftcough to run until it gets beyond tho SSTmeaicine. They oftnn say, \Oh It will f£\ but In most cases it will wear them. Mould they be induced to try the sue- 1 medicine called Kemp's Balsam, which $Cinft positive guarantee to Cure, they immediately Bee the excellent effect •\Tpk the first dose. Price SBo. and 60c. \ free. At all druggists. I ISO S CURE FOR fiO'„ DNSUMPTION a slope of water so eteep that It made me giddy, and struck he r nose, with a spout of spray, deep into the side of the next wave. I was drenched an d terrified, and fell instantly back Into ray old position, •whereupon the coracle seemed to find her head again, and le d me softly a s be- fore among the billows. It was plain she was not t o be interfered with, and at that rate, since I could in no way in- fluence her course, what hope had I left of reaching land? I begun to be horribly frightened, but I kept my head, fo r all that. First, moving with al l care. I gradually bailed out the coracle with my sea-cap, then getting my eye ouce more above tli-e gunwale. I set myself to study how it was she managed to slip so quietly through the rollers. I found each wave, instead of the big. smooth, glossy mountain it looks from shore, or from a vessel's deck, wa s for all the world like any range of hills on the dry land, full of pedKs and smooth places an d valleys. The coracle, left to herself, turning from side to side, threaded, s o to speak, he r way through these lower parts, an d avoided the steep slope*, und higher, toppling sum- mits of th e wave. \Well now.\ thought 1 t 0 mjse'.f, \it is plain I must lie where I am, and not disturb the balance; but it i s plain, also, that T can put the paddle o\er the side, and from time to time, in smooth places, give her a shove or two toward land.\ No sooner thought upon than done. There I lay on my elbows, in the most frying attitude, and every no w an d again gave a weak stroke or two to turn her head to shore. It was very tiring and slow work, yet I did visibly gain ground, an d as we drew near the Cape of the Woods, though I saw I must infallibly miss that point, I had still made some hun- dred yards of easting. I was, indeed, close in. I could see the cool, green tree-tops swaying together in the breeze, and I felt sure I' should make the next promonotory without fail. It was high time, for I now began to be tortured with thirst. The glow of the sun from above, its thousand- fold reflebtion from the waves, th e sea- water that fell and dried upon me, cak- ing my very lips with salt, combined to make »«y throat burn and my brain bebe. The sight o f the trees so near at hand had almost made me sick with longing; but the current had soon ear- ned me past the point, and as the next reach of the sea opened out I^beheld a sight that Aanged the nature of my thoughts. ' Bight i n front of me, not half a mile rtway, 1 beheld th e \Hispaniola under sail. 1 made sure, o f course, that I should be taken; but I was so dis- tressed fo r want o f water that I scarce knew whether to be glad or sorry at the thought, and long before 1 had come to a conclusion surprise had taken en- tire possession ol my mind and I could do nothing but stare and wonder. The \Hispanjola\ was under her mainsail and two jibs, and the beautiful white canvas shone, tn the ,aun. like snow or silver. When t first sighted her all her sails were drawing: she was lying a course about northwest, and I presumed the men on board were go- ing sound the island on their way back ,to the anchorage. Presently sh e began to feteh more an d more to the west- ward, so that I thought they had sight- ed me an d were going about in chase. At last, however, she fell right into the wind's eye, was taken dead aback, and stood there awhile helpless, with her sails shivering. , \Clumsy fellows,\ said I. \they must still be drunk as owls.\ And 1 thought how Capt. Smollett would have set them skipping. Meanwhile the schooner gradually fell off. and filled again upon another tack, sailed swiftly fo r a minute or so. and brought up once more dead in the wind's eye. Again and again was this repeated. To and fro. up and down, north, south, east and west the \llispaniola\ sailed b y swoops and dashes.\ and at each repetition ended as she had begun, with idly flapping ;anvas. It became plain to me that nobody was steering. And, if so, where were the men? Either they were dead drunk or had deserted her, I thought, and perhaps if I could get on board I might return the vessel to her cap- tain. The current was bearing coracle and schooner southward at an equal rate. As for the later's sailing, it was s o wild and intermittent, and she hung each time so long in irons, that she certain- ly gained nothing, if she di d no t even lose. If only I dared to sit up and pad- dle I made sure that I could overhaul her. The scheme had a n air of adven- ture that inspired me, and the thought of the water breaker beside the fore- companion doubled my growing cour- age. Up I got. was welcomed almost In- stantly by another cloud of spray, but this time stuck to my purpose, and se t myself with all my strength and cau- tion to paddle after the unsteered \His- paniola.\ Once I shipped a sea s o heavy that I ha d t o stop and bail, with my heart fluttering like a bird; butgradual- ly I got into the way of the thing, and guided my coracle among the waves, with only now nnd then a blow upon her bows nnd a dash of foam in my face. I was now rapidly gaining on the schooner; I could see the brass glisten on the tiller as it banged about, aud Rtill no soul appeared upon her decks. I could not choose but suppose she was deserted. If not, the men were lying drunk below, where I might bat- ten them down, perhaps, and do what I chose with the ship. For some time she had been doing the worst thing possible for me—standing still. She headed nearly due south, yawing, of course, all the time. Eaoh time she fell off her sails partly filled, and these brought her, in a moment, right to the wind again. I have said this was the worst thing possible for me; for helpless as she looked in this situation, with the canvas crackling like cannon, and the blocks trundling and banging on the deck, she still con- ?riTiMt ifisa.™ rf<V.'f, f tinued to ruu awuy fruiu uif, ut>t with the speed of the current, b u the whole amount of her leeway, w was naturally great. But now, at last. I had my cha The breeze fell, for some' seconds, low, and the current gradually tnr her. the \Hispaiiiola\ revolved sli round he r center, and.at last jjrese me her stern, with the cabin win still gaping open, an d the lamp ove; table still burning on into the The mainsail hung drooped like a ncr. She was stock-still, but foi current. For the last little while I had lost: but now. redoubling my eff I bejran once more to overhaul chase. I was no t a hundred yards frorr when th e wind came again in a c she filled o n the port tack, and wa again, stooping and skimming li swallow. My first impulse was one o f desr but 111 \ si'iund was toward joy. Re she c-aine. till she was broadside C me—round still till she ha d cover half, ^ind then two-thirds, and three-quarters of the distance separated us. I could see the w hoilinn; white under her forefoot, mensely tall she looked t o me from low station i n th e coracle. And then, o f a sudden, I bega; comprehend. I had scarce time tot! —scarce time t o act and save my I was on th e summit of one swell w the schooner came stooping over next. The bowsprit was over my h I sprung to my feet, and leaped, sta ing the coracle under water. With hand I caught th e jib-boom, while foot was lodged between the stay the brace; and a s I still clung tl panting, a dull blow told me that schooner had charged down upon struck the coracle, and that I was without retreat on the \Hispaniola CHAPTER XXV. j I STRIKE THE JOLLY ROGER ! I had scarce gained a position on 1 bowsprit, when the flying jib fla| I and filled upon the other tack, wi* t report like a gun. The sehooner tu - bled to her keel under the reverse; si next moment, the other sails still drawing, the jib flapped back again, and hung idle. This had nearly tossed me off into tihe sea; and now I lost uo time, crawled back along the bowsprit, and tumbled head-foremost on the deck. I was on the le e side of the forecastle, and the mainsail, which was still draw- ing, concealed from me a certain por- tion of the after-deck. Not a soul was to be seen. ' The planks, which bad not been swabbed since the mutiny, bore the print of many feet; and an empty bottle, broken b y the neck, tumbled to and fro like a live thing in the scuppers. Swddenly the \Hispaniola\ came right into the wind. The jibs behind me cracked aloud; the rudder stemmed to; the whole ship gave a sickening heave and shudder, and at the same moment the maii-nbont sWun^Mn* > board, the sheet groaning in the blocks, and showed me the lee after-deek. There were the two watchmen, sure enough; red-cap o n his back, as stiff as a handspike, with, his arms stretched out like those of a crucifix, and his teeth showing through hjs open lips; Israel Hands propped against the bul- warks, his chin o n his chest, his hands lying open before him on the deck, his face as white, under its tan, as a tal- low candle. For awhile the ship kept bucking and sidling like a vicious horse, the sails filling, now on one tack, now on an- other, and the boom swinging to and fro till the mast groaned aloud under the strain. Now and again, too, there would come a cloud of light spray over the bulwark, and a heavy blow o f the ship's bows against the swell—so much heavier weather was made of it by this great rigged ship than b y my home- made, lop-sided coracle, now gone to the bottom of the sea. At every jump of the schooner, red- cap slipped to an d fro; but—what was ghastly to behold—neither his attitude nor his fixed teetb-disclosing grin was any way disturbed by this rough usage. At every jump, too. Hands appeared still more to sink into himself and set- tle down upon the deck, his feet sliding ever the further out, and the whole body canting toward the dtern, so that his face became, little by little, hid from me; and a t last I could see noth- ing beyond his ear and the frayed ring- let o f one whisker. At the same time, I observed, around both of them, splashes of dark blood upon the planks, and began to feel sure that they had killed each other i n their drunken wrath, While I was thus looking and won- dering, i n a calm moment, when the ship was still, Israel Hands turned part- ly round, and, with a low moan, writhed himself back t o the position in which I had seen him first. The moan, which told of pain and deadly weakness, and the way in which his jaw hung open, went right to my heart. But when I remembered the talk I had overheard from the. apple barrel, all pity left me. I walked aft unfil I reached the main- mast. \Come aboard, Mr. Hands.\ I said, ironically. He rolled his eye's round heavily; but he was too far gone to express surprise. All he could downs to utter one word: \Brandy.\ It occurred to me there was no time to lose; and, dodging the boom as it once more lurched across the deck, I slipped aft , and down the companion- stairs into the cabin. It was such a scene of confusion aa you can hardly fancy. AH the lockfast places had been broken open in quest of the chart. The floor- was thick with mud, where ruffians had sat down to drink or consult after wading in tho marshes round their-camp. The bulk- heads, al l painted in clear white, and beaded round with gilt, bore a pattern of dirty hands. Dozens of empty hot* (To be continued next week.) k, t-: : a * u V 1 I * 1 1 •4 >l ll » • r| i'3 i n 4 'j \yji 5 *.VJ 1 *''' ffi ^;* ( fi&j 4' UKsj| m Efc*ii Hi ii * I«*J» m§ m % ya;*

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