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HOLLY ELLIOT SEAWELL
fnr tin- i lutitit;. Tliou. I
I was ;it ;i Tin
i!i.l-!l!' I ill'.'.iUiUe tolif,
in my i on uiiiiou : ,
I.-s 'i I'i'i'i. I ii'i!'."tn!'iT ill" '
r ! ;''! vim lirmmlit lioiv Imiiulit
:c;il a lii:il!i';ii! :uiil I'uiil with tin1 fore-i
;is i ti fiiuMi ini'ii uf I In St'U fall
it. 1 will not lie I'mif ihu tini". I as
si. if !.'
M tlii-. Ciiirs Ni'ii.uii i'1-i'iuiilly ilri'W
his swi'iii. which iliil not' it'stmli tlu
-he ptiKiii in tin' Nasi . as I (uiitnl on:,
iitVrward; yniinj; n.'lHlt'imMi uf tliH's'
W ami i-iiiik. ia Poi tsniiuith, ilivw
their swii-ils whi'tievor they conhl not
ilriw ilieir inures, "tut. I was very
iml;:ijiy, nut v: dies' account, hut mi
that nl' the- l'ef "liUiiii;iii. uliom 1 ev
l.eclcl to .see WelUM'inn ill his hliioil.
Affr a v.-only war, Giles left the simp,
tiikini: nie wiili him. ami menacing
horuian. in case the iiut'chases 1
nl ei'ileieil i!iil nut collie ahimi'il the
A .lax t ha! iiu-iit.
I tluiii'-'ht it wise to
MiniiM luiw no aheaiil,
on to three o'cluel;. (li
siu'i;c!;t that I
as it was well
i-s hkivciI with
(Culiyrik'til, i.W, llulit!,-Mi-rrillCu.)
t II years uf M
I Ltv Usluiw 's Ik jiie
.:l ln'.sl ,-lllt Willi
1 1 m 1 1 1 1 . wl.ii
I t'l, '! II lirpllilM. V
V i tem, i;
I." mi ill
A.linii'.il Sir t
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I.mlv Aral-U i
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CHAPTER I. Continued.
Nov.', the .ivuli;ir eircutnstaiices uf
my hrinui'i'viiii ha.l civm nie ;i ri
diculous h:iii',li'i'H";s I'.ir l'.etty i.nvii
had ni er ceased to iiin. liae nie to re
ii;e:iiln'r niy quality ;i I replied in
this off-hand speech in hind.
"A ship ef the line." i-aiil I. "Datnnie.
do you think I'd sene in a j;im-lriK?"
lie caiiie up a little closer to nie,
looked at me a'tentively, and said:
'It's an infant liodney, sine. Was
mil Anii'i'icns X'espnciiis your prand
taihcr? And was not your f.rand
nioilier in hue will) Nnali when lie
'.vas fi:il;u:u h'v at the T'oi Isnioulh
I consider, (! this vry offensive, and,
('rawing myself tip. said:
"My urandlather was :i han.net, am
i:,y f;ratnl-itt.( le is Admiral Sir 1'eler
Hawksha'v, whor.e tlauship, iis you
ainy know. Is the Ajax. 71."
" know him well," responded my
new iiCMuainlaiu e. "We were drunk
tirjeiher this nUlit week. He hcais for
arms hot's wife afi'T she was turned
into a d liar of suit, with this device:
'I i hirst.'"
This was an ;illti.-io!i to ike dry
salter. For I soon found thai the
. youni? gentlemen in the cockpil were
intimately acquainted with all of the
antecedents, glorious or otherwise, of
their superior officers.
The lie in the early part of this
sentence was patent to mo. hut so
ureal was the power lo charm of this
squiniintf. widi'iimuthed fellow, that I
felt, myself drawn to him Irresistibly,
and KomethitiK in my countenance
showed it, for he linked his linn
ihi'oii!;h mine and begun aain:
"I know your meat aunt, too, Polly
llawksliaw. Dreadful juld irl. I hear
she can tack ship ns will as Hie ad
mlral; knows to a shilling what his
mess hill is, and leaches him trigo
nometry when he is on leave. "
Tills was, of coarse, a vilification,
ami Lady Havkshaw's name was not
Polly, hut Apollonia; hut I blush to
sav I snokn not. one word In defense
f either her or her name. It occurred j
to me that niy new friend was a per- j
son who could pive nie much infornia- I
tion about my on! tit and uniforms, and
1 candidly stated my case to liiui. !
Tome on." he cried. "There's a
rascal of a haberdasher hem who ;
lives off. his majesty's ollicers. and I'll
take you there and fit you nut; for!
Sir Peter's the man lo have his younff
oti'icers smart. A friend of mine j
poor fellow! happened lo be caimht
in mufti in the Ajax the other day,;
and Sir Peter had all hands turned upj
for an execution. My unhappy friend i
bepired that lie iiiii;hl be shot instead
of handed, and Sir Peter, I'll admit,
juanted him the favor. The poor fel
low tied the handkerchief over his
rye'4 himself, fornave all his enemies,
and asked his friends to pay his
debts. Zounds, 'twas the most r.f
renins; scene I ever witnessed."
1 plainly perceived that niy com
panion was talkini; to frighten me. and
showed It. by Jnustlni; my tongue into
my cheek, w' i h caused him to burst
mit laugliiui;. He pier titly became
t.rave, however, and ir.ed nie sol
emnly that a sen-olllcer find his choice
of dressing handsomely, or being
court-martialed ami shot. "Km" said
he, "the one hundred and forty-fourth
regulation of the service reads: 'All
of his majesty's pea-ollirer.s nvo com
manded to many heiresses, and in
these cases, thv usual penalties for
the ahduelion of heiresses are re
milted.' .Now, how can we abduct heir
esses, or even get them to look at us. .
wi'liout line clothes? Women, my boy, j
are caught by Hi" '" alone and li
know "em, by Had!"
This trilling speech remained in my j
memory, and the day came when 1 !
recalled the idle talk of us two laugh
ing midshipmen as prophetic. i
We wenl together lo a shrp, where, j
under h direction and that of an
idly toiigueil shopman, I ordered one
of ;he handsomest out lit s any mid-,
slitpnuin could possibly have, includ-1
in;; two dozen of silk sun klncs, as my ,
new found friend infoinu d me tlw !
i very man on heard his majesty's
sl ips, from ih" admiral down lo t lie j
jai k-o -the .Inst. al.vavs wore silk
steckings, because In the event of
beln:; si ruck by a bail or a pike or a
cullass in action, the danger from In
llaniinatli'ii was much less wllh silk
than v lib cold n or wool.
All wenl swimmingly, until it was
nie. I had forgot ten to ask him w hat
ship he was attached to, hut it sud-
nlv occurred to me that he, too,
mi'-'li! be in the Ajax, and I asked hitn.
linai'iiic my delight when lie said yes.
"Hut if the admiral does not be
have himself better," he added, "and
if ike captain does not ask nie to din
ner ofiener than he has been doing
lately, I shall prefer charges against
both of them. I have been assured
by the lord in admiralty that any re
quest of mine will be regarded as an
order by them, and 1 shall request that
Adniirafl Hawkshaw and ('apt. Hiul
ford he relieved or their commands."
Ily that lime we had rcacln d the
water and there, stepping into a splen
did, i iubt oared barge, I saw Sir Peter
llawksliaw. He eaimlit sight of us at!'-1"'
the same moment, and the change in
(iiles Vernon's manner was what
night have been expected, lie was
even more modest and defeiential
than I. as we rdvanced.
"Ilei" you are!" pleasantly tried the
admiral lo ire. "You lau away so
fust t'other day, that I had no chance
to give you any directions, rv.d I
scarcely expected you to Hint up to-
i s r - i
rTi tiii n i
o te m
However. I shall now take you
ship. Mr. Vernon. I lu.ve room
sir," responded Giles
' but I have a pressing
shore a matter of ini-
meralde good qualitl s. hut the beggar
ly virtue of pruletn 1 was not anion.;
great-uncle. Now understand: Ymr
piisiiinn in liie co. kpit Is that of this
hat. In fact, j mi will lake the hat's
pl.ii'i " whii h 1 found to be true, and
I was called to iiccmtnl every day for
some pari of the conduct of Admiral
Hawkshaw. alihough 1 did not see him
twice in the week.
Mr. Ihixton. our tirsi lieu'euant. was
a line ofticer. and celebrated for lick
ing midshipmen into shape; and if I
learned niy duty quickly he. rather
than I, deserves the credit.
My experience of other ships con
vinces me that the juniors in the Ajax
wire clever fellows; but Giles Ver
them, lie had. however, another vir
tue In a high degree -a daring and
invincible courage. That, and his
smartness as an officer, made Mr.
Hiixion his friend, and caused many
of his peccadilloes to lie overlooked.
The fact thai at l' Giles Vernon
was si 111 only a midshipman made me
think that he was without fortune or
influence: but 1 was soon enlightened
on the subject, though not by him. He
was the distant cousin and heir of Sir
Thomas Vernon of Vernon court, near
Yoik. and of Grosvenor square, Lon
don. This man was generally spoken
of as the wicked Sir Thomas, and a
mortal hatred subsisted between him
and his heir. Giles had been caught
; trying to induce the money sharks to
1 take his postobits; but as Sir Thomas
j was not el r.t) years of age, and it was
quite possible that he should marry.
, I lie only result was to fan the flame of
1 nniniositv between him and his heir,
j without Giles' gelling a shilling. The
i next heir to Gil"S was another cousin.
' remote from both him and Sir Thomas,
i one Capi. Philip Overton of the
! Guards, who was as much disliked by
Thomas as was Giles. Giles, wlin
had be'Mi at sea since his twelfth
year, knew little or nothing of t'apt.
Overton, alihough he swore many
times in a month that he meant to
many the first woman who would
take him, for the purpose of cutting
off Overton's hopes; but it occurred
to rue, young as 1 was, that Giles was
not the man to give up his liberty to
the llrst woman who was willing to
accept of it.
We were fitting for th" Mediter-
, rauean, and Hi" ship lay in the inner
harbor a! Portsmouth, waiting her
, turn to go in dry dock to be coppered.
: Trtere was plenty for the seniors to
j do, but not much for the midshipmen
at thai particular time; aim we nan
more runs on shore than usual. . The
rest of us were satisfied with Ports
mouth, but Giles was always raving of
ndon and the London playhouses.
Knowing how long I had lived In
London, lie said to me one day:
"Were you ever at Drury Late thea
ter, my lad?"
I said no, I had never been to the
playhouse; and I blushed as I said it.
no! desiring my messmates to know
that I had been brought up by Petty
(heel), a corporal's widow.
'Then, child," he cried, whacking
me on the back, "you have yet to live.
Have you not seen Mistress Trenchard
the divine Sylvia as Itoxana, ns
Lady Percy, as Vloletta? Oh, what a
galaxy or parts! Oh, the divine
He threw himself across the mess.
; table at I hat. for we were in the cock.
! pil at the time. 1 laughed, boylike, at
i his raptures, and he groaned loudly.
! "Such a face and figure! Such a
1 foot and ankle! Such a melting eye!
I Such a luscious voice!"
"Here Is n little present for you a
Ftlperh $ii.0(IO necklace "
"Oh! How nice of you!"
"that I will let you have for $1,-
Just Before the Spanking.
' Pop, does a chicken come from
"Yen, my son."
"And does un egg come from a
"Well, if a chicken comes from an
cf,g. and an egg conies frcm a chicken,
"Now see hero. If you are going to
iroloiiR this line of thought you can
go right to bed."
"How does a chicken come from an
"Oh, any hen can sit on an c-ek and
"Gee! I'm ulad I ain't a hen. It Must
hurt to sit on a hatchet!" (Har.ty ex
It.) Safe and Sure.
Among the iiiodieinoH thnt are wcom
iiii'tidfil uiul cndiiisi'd by pliymcians nnd
muses H hemp's I'.als.un, I lie best cough
cure. Pur many years it bun been it'tfaid
cd by doctor us the medicine iniwt likely
to cine coughs, mid il has il Ml'elig hold
on the esteem of all well-informed people.
In n Kemp's liakini i, unlet euro u cough
we shall be lit il loss to know what Will.
At druggists' and dialers', l'5c.
"Did you telegraph your father?"
"Yes and got his answer."
"What is it?"
"I asked him if he would forgive us
if we came hack and he said tho only
condition on which ho would forgive
us would ho that wp shouldn't come
hack." Houston Post.
With a smooth Iron and Defiance
Starch, you can launder your Bhirt
waist just as well at home ns tho
Bteam laundry can; It will have tho
proper stiffness and finish, there will
bo les3 wear and tear of the goods,
and It will be a positive pleasure to
tiro a Starch that docs not stick to tho
The Writer's Child Pa, what it
The Writer Penury, my fon, la the
wageB of i ho pen.
Iteil. nk, Wniry, Vnlery V.jru
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pnmiilt'il tiy Experienced riiyttlcluns. Mu
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fur Illustrated Eyo Huok. At Drueglius.
Just the Thing.
"How Is tho little bootblack gottine
cn whom you started?"
"lie? Why, he's a shining success.
Your working pnwer depend upon your
health! (iarlicld lea corrects li.ruern oi
liver, kidneyn, stomal h and bowel: over
comes cont ipat ion, purities the blood-
brings good health.
portanl business" at which I saw the
suspicion ef a grin on the admiral's
homely eld face. He said little to me
until we were in the gp at cabin of
the Ajax. For myself, I can only say
that 1 was so awed by ilie beauiy, the
majesty, the splendor of one of the
finest ships of the line in the world,
Ihat I was dumb with delight and
amazement. Once in the cabin, ilie
admiral asked me about my means
and my out lit . I burst out with the
whole story of what occurred in the
haberdasher's shop, at which Sir Peter
looked very solemn, an I lectured nie
upon the rcckle; sness of my conduct
In ordering things wiih no money to
pay for them, and followed il up with
an offer to tit me mil handsomely.
This I accepted wiih the inmost grati
tude, and in a day or two I found my
self established as one cf his majesty's
midshipmen in the cockpit of the
Aiax. and I liei'an to s' e life.
My Introduction Into the cockpit of i
the Ajax was pretty much thai of j
every oilier reefer In his majesty's j
navy, i was. of course, told that li
showed the most brazen presumption 1
in daring to wish to enter the naval'
service; that I ought to be a choir j
boy at St. Paul's: that haymaking was ;
niy profession by nalii.e. to say noth-,
lug of an exchange of black eyes and
bloody uoses with every midshipman'
i my size In Ilie cockpit. Through1
all this Giles Vernon was my chief
tormentor and best iriend. He pro
claimed the fact of niy diysaltlng an
cestry, and when I impudently re
minded him that. I was the grandson
of b iro. iet, lie gave me one kick for
Hie drysalier and two for the baronet,
lie showed me a battered old cocked
hat hung up on a nail in the steerage
"lio von see that hat. you young
rapscallion?" he asked.
1 replied thai 1 did. and a shocking
bad hat it was, too.
"Thai hai Wiis once the properly of
that old pirate and buccaneer, Sir Peter
Hawkshaw. vice admiral of the White.
U is named al'ier him, and whenever
his conduct, displeases the junior of
Ilei rs on ibis ship --uhl'-h it gome, undoes-
that hat. dear boy, is kicked and
cursed as a proxy fur your tespi'et"d
in 'li was undoubtedly the smarie..t of
llcer iiuio'ig i hen ami cock of the
walk between docks, lie had innu-
1 own that this outburst did mor
to make nie realize (hat Giles, after
all, was but 19 than anything that
had gone before; for I knew that older
men did not so rave.
"And," he cried, wildly, "I can not
see her before we sail. Hy heaven.
Will see her! 'TIs 71 miles between
me and her angel face. It can be done
in 7 hours and "0 minutes. 1 can get
21 hours' leave but rot a word of
tl.is, you havniaking son of a farmer."
iTo Hi; CONTENTED.)
"IT'S AN EXTRAVAGANT AGE.
Comments on Expensive Clothing by
the City Man's Father.
A man from an old-fashioned Mb
souil town came lo Kansas City r
cenllv lo visit his son. says the Kan
sas City Times. While on n street car
one day a si rung breeze removed tli
young man's si raw hat. It landed in a
pool of muddy water.
"Four dollars gone,' said the oun
i His father whistled. "Do yon pay
four dollars for a straw hat?" he In
; Alwavs have done It, was the an
: "Its the extravagant, age, com
: molded the father. "I never paid more
'than ii dollar for a straw hat in ray
j life. And 1 recall the day when yo
only paid ."0 cents for yours. Uuss
! Sage once said that a man who g;.'.
more than Ihat for a tit raw hat w;, a
"1 know, failier; bill c . i . lain ?
cosis more now. We wear h ' u ha s,
j too. The price of ;l hill is I ( I oul of
I proportion to the cost of o'lei things,
j I pay 2"i cents for my colla . one dollar
! lor a lie, t .:U for a shirt, .'" cnisifor
'a pair of socks, live dolhiis in.- a pair
of shoes, $1') for a suit of c!.i;h.-s and
rlx dollais for underwear. Willi the
i hai thai brine my personal apparel
; up lo about H- for a s' t. Thai's no
more than any man wl. i pro!, mis to
Father was silent lor a long time.
"Son." In said I'.nally, ' I remember
j when ."'0 ci'iits was the value of your
'eniire waidiolie. Your hickory hat
(cost a nickel, your shirt waisi a quar,
'ter nnd your punts the some amount.
You woie only th" three garments in
Miiiuner. Ami uu weit Ju t as happy
then us now."
A good singer can always make
women cry by singing "Home, Sweet
Home." So many people long for a
home, and so few have one.
Pettit's Eye Salve First Sold in isar
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Ambition makes a man feel that he
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A man talks about love as though
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Lewis' Single Binder costs more thnn
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It's easy for a man's wife to dress
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The Reason I Make and Sell More Men's $3.00
& $3.60 Shoes Than Any Other Manufacturer
to batata I Rlra tha vim ha bnallt of tha naat
aampltto organltatlon of Iralnao. ax parti and aaiUa
Ihoamftkara tn tha country.
Thi trlKtioB of tha laallwa for part of tha aha,
ad mn datall of tha mailaa la mrj drartiaBt, l
loukM altar by tha aMt ibiMoianir
b tha bMt ahoamaiffl In tha ahoa Indaatry.
If I aoald ahow Tna how canrally W L Poaalaa ahoaf
arc mad, yoai aroald than madarataad why tby hold t
hap. St batur, and mat longer than any ouar i
Hi Mtthnt of Tanning th Unlet maa (htm Sfare
rltXttHWunQ LWiyvr twwunng innu uny uinara
Khm-a for rry Mrmbi-r of tht) TrnmHr,
Hh, lluy(Woirn,Mlaca d hlltlr.
Vnr a hy ahna rlmlara yry whera.
MIITinM I ""! "ithnut w. I. lvnla
vnUIIUll i nam and price taiuprd on boluiui.
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misled by imitations
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