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jassfon, Jealousy and hatred as were
Carrington and Strathgate. He knew
that Mistress Debbie despised men of
the Strathgate stamp, and although
everything In petticoats was fair game
Tor Strathgate, he also knew that the
earl was on this occasion bent toward
"Lady Ellen. Therefore, he was in a
saner and brighter mood than the
Not far away lay the great ships of
Admiral Kephard. The admiral had
announced his intention of posting
down to Portsmouth by coach. The
first thing he would do when he ar
rived would be to board his flagship
which lay at the head of the line of
a dozen little ships several miles
away from the place where Sir
Charles had taken ground. Sir
Charles reasoned that the admiral
would be In a hurry to get to Ports
mouth and that even If he did not
press the post boys, he would prob
ably have reached his ship by the time
Sir Charles could get there.
Therefore, he possessed his soul In
such patience as he could until his
own boat once more got under way.
He had bidden Master Wbibley to
mark well the course of the merchant
man upon which Ellen and Deborah
'I Am Sir Charles Seton."
had taken refuge. This ship headed
steadily eastward and seemed to have
settled down for a long voyage.
It took but a short time for Sir
Charles to run alongside the. Britan
nia. Bidding the men wait for him.
he scrambled up the battens to the
gangway and stepped aboard.
An officer met him at once.
"I am Sir Charles Seton," began the
soldier, "captain in the Sussex light
"I am pleased to see you, sir," an
swered the officer, courteously, extend
ing his hand. "I am Lieutenant Col
lier of the royal navy."
As Sir Charles shook tne sailor's
hand he asked:
"Is Admiral Kephard on the ship?"
"Yes, sir. He came aboard a half
an hour ago and went immediately to
"May I see him?"
I'll send your name In. Mr. Mort
lake," said the officer, turning about.
A smart midshipman tan across the
deck and touched his cap.
"My compliments to Admiral Kep
hard and say to him that Captain Sir
Charles Seton of the Sussex light in
fantry doeires the privilege of speech
Ay, ay, sir," answered the midship
mxn. salutine again and soiirrvine aft.
-Might I ask you, Mr. Collier." said
Sir Charles, "if the Britannia ia ready
for instant service?"
The lieutenant smiled.
"All his majesty's ships are ready
for service at any time."
"Yes, yes, I know, of course," re
turned Seton, "but what I mean is,
could this ship be got under way at
"On the instant."
"And Is she prepared for a cruise?"
"She could go around the world and
take her departure within an hour,"
returned the lieutenant with a pleased
venae of demonstrating the efficiency
of his majesty's navy beyond perad-.
venture. "May I ask why you wish
to know?" he continued turning to
. This was an embarrassing question,
but Sir Charles was saved the neces
sity of answering, for the midshipman
vame running to the quarterdeck once
more and saluted.
"Well?" said the officer to the ex
"Admiral Kephard's compliments
to you, air. and he begs you will escort
Captain Seton to his cabin ot once."
"You're in luck, captain " returned
the officer, "the admiral Is not always
so easy of access. Will you step this
"After you, sir." said Sir Charles,
bowing and following the lieutenant
until he was ushered past, the marine
ordeily on. duty and . Into the ad
miral's cabin. f . .. . :.
The i dmV"al . Wg' just , completing
his toilet. Ifl .'body "servant was help
ing him on with' his "coal-' ife had
evidently Just tied-a bath to tefresl:
S TOWNSEITO E2ADY &T
him afr the fatigues of his Journey
"Oh. Seton." he cried as the other
came in, "glad to see you, man. Sit
down. John," to the servant
"fetch out a decanter of navy sherry
Whisky, Seton, whisky, although p:
haps you army men afcVct port."
"I f utss we can fo.lcw the navy's
I:ad in something st'onrer than port.'
laughed Sir Charles.
"What brought you here, Sir
Charles?" continued the admiral as he
poured out a liberal glassful for Se
ton and another for himself. "I left
you at Carrington. But, no, I remem
ber you rode away before I did. Just
after my lord. Have you come on any
trace of fugitives?"
"Admiral," said Sir Charles, grave
ly, "I know where they are."
"And that damned lubberly hound
Strathgate, is he "
"He Isn't with them. They gave
him the slip."
"You don't say? Good!" laughed the
admiral. "How was that?"
Seton rapidly detailed the circum
stances as he had deduced them.
"Well done, that woman has spirit
enough," continued the old soldier, "to
command a frigate. You will neve
convince me that she's taken up with
a man of Strathgate' caliber."
"She went away with him, though,'
said Seton thoughtfully.
"Ay ay, but she knows no more ol
the world than a baby. She simply
made use of his proffered assistance
to escape from an Intolerable situa
tion. You take me, Seton?"
"I do, admiral, and I confess I hard
ly blame her. How Carrington could
tolerate Lady Cecily for a moment
beside that splendid woman "
"To say nothing of that other splen
did woman. Mistress Deborah Sloe urn
"I admit, admiral "
"Even 'Saints Rest becomes
heavenly when looked at by the aid
of such a pair of black eyes? And the
"I confess, sir," answered Seton.
somewhat abashed by the frank ques
tionlng of the old man, "that I have
some reason to believe, In short "
"In short, my boy, you've been chaa
Ing her all night, have you?"
"You're right, sir."
"And what now?"
"I told you, admiral, that I knew
where they were."
"Well, where are they? Out with
it, lad. Disclose your information and
come to the point. All these side is
sues are tmworthy of a soldier,'
laughed the old seaman, well knowing
that for most of them he was respon
"They're on a merchant ship bound
up the channel and going fast when
I saw them last."
"What?"' cried the admiral. "Give
me the particulars."
Sir Charles rapidly ran over the
scene of the morning.
The old admiral threw back his head
"And she outwitted you all, shook
Strathgate off the track, led you
ashore, watched Carrington and
Strathgate fight it out under her very
eyes and got clean away?"
"She hasn't got away yet, admiral."
"What mean you?"
"I . came here to make a proposition
"A proposition to me?"
"You have a fast ship at your com
mand, I take it."
"Do you mean the Britannia?" said
the admiral, mentioning his flagship.
"Of course she's fast. The admiral
ty know me. I wouldn't take a slow
"Is she as fast as that merchant
man, de you think?"
"Why, my boy, there Isn't a mer
chant ship on the seas that she could
n't overhaul in anything like a wind."
"Admiral," said Sir Charles in
genuously. "I lay you a wager."
"What Is that?"
"A hundred pounds that you can't
overtake that merchant ship."
"What!" roared the admiral. "Me
take out one of his majesty's 'ships to
chase after a runaway wife and a fool
"I beg your pardon, admiral, if you
refer to Mistress Deborah Slocum, 1
must ask you to moderate your lan
guage," protested Sir Charles, wanui;. ,
his face flushing.
"Go to! go to!" laughed the ad
miral. "I'm old enough to be your
father. But the Idea of an admiral
of the white taking a hundred gun
ship-of-the-line out to chase a paltry
merchantman for Impossible, my boy,
"But." said Sir Charles, "the navy
cannot afford to decline a bet, a wager
with its sister service. I'll lay you
a thousand pounds, admiral, that you
can't do It."
"My lad," said the admiral gently,
after a moment's reflection, "no wag
ers are needed. I'll do It because I'm
fond of the girl and Carrington, too.
I can overhaul them before nightfall
without deubt and Til be glad to do It.
although Just exactly what warrant I
have for stopping an American ship
on the high seas and taking from her
another man's wife I can hardly say."
"I can help you In that, admiral.
As to warrant. If you'll bring to th
other ship and give me a boat crew,
I'll go aboard the American and do
the rest: Mistress Deborah, I am sure,
will come willingly."
"Don't be too sure of that," returned
the admiral, "don't count upon a wom
an until she's your own, and don't
count too much upon her after that,
as Carrington might say."
"Nevertheless, I think I speak by
the card," said Sir Charles
"Very well, you know best. Hav
ing been a bachelor all my life.
know more about ships than women.
but hark ye, Seton, this one thing,
Don't you come back to the ship after
I put yo,u aboard that trader, with
only Miss Deborah. The two have to
come together, or go together, you
The admiral struck the bell on the
table beside him. Instantly the ma
rlne orderly popped In -the doqr. -
"My compliments to the officer of
the deck," said the admiral to the
orderly, "and ask him to beg Captain
Beatty to favor me with his presence
in the cabin
"Yes, sir," returned the orderly, sa
A moment after an incredibly short
time it seemed to Seton, who was un
aware of the way In which . an ad
miral's requests are obeyed Captain
Beatty, the officer mentionel, present
ed himself before the admiral.
"You wish to see me, admiral?"
"Yes, Beatty. By the way, let me
present to you , Sir Charles Seton of
the Sussex light infantry, captain in
his majesty's land forces. Seton, this
is the Honorable - Archibald Beatty,
my flag captain. Beatty, will you get
the Britannia under way at once?"
"Yes, sir," returned the captain.
"Are the rest of the fleet to follow
"Xo," answered the admiral, "sig
nal to the rest of them to disregard
the movements of the commander-in-chief.
Then signal to the Renown for
Lascelles to take command until we
"Very good, sir," returned the cap
tain. "And what course shall we lay?"
"That which will get us into the
channel quickest, and then as due
east as the wind will let us. I'll be on
deck, however, before you're ready for
"There are several boat parties
ashore, admiral, do you wish me to
wait for them?"
"Xo, sir, you will weigh at once."
"Very good sir," returned the cap
tain, saluting and turning away.
"And Beatty," the admiral called af
ter him, "a drop of navy sherry with
me before you go."
"Thank you, admiral," said Beatty,
filling his glass.
"I'll give you a toast, Sir" Charles,"
said the admiral.
'Yes." returned the soldier. '
"A short cruise and the women at
the end of it!"
"I drink to that with all my heart!"
returned Sir Charles.
"And I also," said Captain Beatty,
greatly mystified, "although I don't
"We're going to chase a Yankee
merchant ship, Beatty, and take a
couple of ladies in whom Sir Charles
is interested off of it."
"A couple!" cried Beatty.
"I'm only interested In one of them,"
said Sir Charles warmly.
"It's a runaway sweetheart and a
runaway wife, Beatty," continued the
admiral, "Lady Carrington and Mis
tress Deborah Slocum."
"And which one is Sir Charles inter
ested in?" asked the sailor, smiling.
"In Mistress Slocum, of course,"
laughed the admiral. "Now, captain,"
he continued, assuming his quarter
deck manner, "I want you to get the
ship under way in the quickest pos
sible time. Let's show this land
lubber here what his mapesty's navy
can do when it's in dead earnest.
Imagine there are a dozen Frenchmen
out there, all boiling for a fight, and
bear a hand!"
"Ay, ay. sir." said Beatty, saluting
and withdrawing from the cabin.
A moment later there came faintly
through the bulkheads the shrill
whistling of the boatswain and his
mates, followed by a deep cry; "
"All hands up anchor!"
Captain Jeremiah Tuggles Is Insulted.
It was a' moment of splendid tri
umph for the heroine of this mad es
capade when she drew under the lee
of the great ship tremendously above
her. Her eyes were as keen as Car
rlngton's. She had recognised, or di
vined, that the tall figure standing on
the rail of the larger boat staring at
her was her husband. She knew that
in some way ftiey had concluded that
she would try to escape on tJe mer
chantman and that they were trying
to catch that ship. She was experi
enced enough, also, to know that their
efforts would be futile and ; their
iroi.;o iu ain. There was only ono
possible contingency which could pre
vent the accomplishment of her de
sires now, and that would be the re
fusal of the captain of the ship to
stop for her when she ran him down.
Ellen had a well-filled purse and she
hoped to persuade him with that At
tny rate, she kept recklessly on, al
though the -little boat came near to
swamping and Deborah, between ter
ror and disappointment, was in a state
of collapse. Ellen boldly ran down
under the lee of the big ship. By
skillful handling she brought her boat
within hailing distance of the mer
chantman. A man stepped on the rail to lee
ward and stared hard at her.
"What ship is this?" asked Ellen.
"The Flying Star of Boston."
Ellen's heart sank.
"I thought it was the New Eagle
t Philadelphia," she cried.
"Where are you bound 7 asaeu rT.
ien, fighting against the sinking of
"What Could It Mean?"
heart caused by this news.
"For Bordeaux and then to Boston."
"Take me aboard of you."
"We're not shorthanded," replied
"I mean as a passenger."
' "Can you pay your passage?" came
from the ship.
For reply Ellen held up a well-filled
The man nodded to her, disappeared
inboard, and presently came back fol
lowed by an older sailor.
"Who be ye?' cried the older man,
apparently the captain of the ship.
"My name's Carrington," answered
"Are ye fugitives from justice?"
asked the captain.
"Xo, no, I swear we're not."
"Be ye a runaway couple?"
"Yes, yes," answered Ellen, grasping
at the suggestion presented by the
captain's misconception of the situa
tion. And Indeed they were a runaway
couple, though not exactly of the kind
the captain meant.
"And them boats yonder, are they
"They are," cried Ellen. "Won't
you take us aboard?"
"Well, I don't know," said the cap
tain, slowly. "I guess so. I don't
want to heave to, them boats to port
is chasln hard."
"If you'll make a half-board, I'll run
the boat alongside of you and we'll
manage to get aboard."
"All right." said the captain.
He spoke to the helmsman and a
moment after the sails slatted in the
wind, the big ship swung up toward
the breeze and ranged ahead, her way
Ellen acted promptly. Before the
big ship swung up into the wind she
had run her little boat alongside. She
dropped sail, ran forwavd and took
a turn with a painter across the fore
chains. She let the boat drift aft until
it came abreast the battens on the
side, leading up the gangway. Up this
she drove Debbie, reluctant, protest
ing, frightened out of her wits. In
deed it was a hard climb for a girl
unused to such performances and en
cumbered by her skirts. Shoved by
F.llen, however, the girl clambered up
until hands reached through the gang
way dragged her to safety. Ellen fol
lowed quickly after her.
"And your boat, what of her?"
asked the captain.
"She's no use to us any longer," an
swered Ellen, enduring the keen scru
tiny of the old sailor as best she
might. "You may have her, captain."
"Here, Bud," said the captain to an
old sailor, "jes drop down the fore
chains and make that boat fast. We'll
swing her up on deck after awhile, if
she's worth it. Xow, sir " he looked
harder than ever at Ellen, "what did
you say your name was?"
"Carrington," answered the count
ess thoughtlessly, "Ellen "
"Ellen!" exclaimed the captain,
"Gee Whillkins! I thought so. And
this young lady?" he turned to
"My name's Slocum, Deborah Slo
cum of Massachusetts, of Bostons I
should like to get ashore."
"Young ladies," said the captain
and at that word Ellen knew that all
her hopes of concealment were blast
ed "what's the cause ef this, I don't
know. Why you're masqueradin' In
boy's clothes, ma'am, I can't tell. I
take it that the other Is a female in
spite of her woman's riggln."
"Yes, yoa may be sure of that."
whimpered Deborah with difficulty re
pressing a 6trong inclination to cry.
"Captain," began Ellen, resolutely.
' you ve - guessed tne trutn. l am a
"Lord love you; you didn't expect to
disguise It, did yoa?" said the captain,
"I never thought anything about it,"
said Ellen, "I was so anxious to get
"To get away from whom? I thought
you was a lover and his lass."
"We're not." cried Debbie, indig
nantly; "she's trying to escape from
her husband, and I "
"An you, miss?"
".I'm not trying to escape from any
body. T want to go ashore! Won't
you put me ashore, captain?"
"Hardly." said the captain, dryly.
"You've come aboard and I guess
you'll have to stay unless I heave to
and wait for one of them other boats."
"What is your name?" asked Ellen.
. "Tuggles," said the captain, "Capt.
Jeremiah Tuggles, at your service."
"Capt. Tuggles," said Ellen, "did
you ever hear of Capt. William Penn
Slocum of Philadelphia?"
"That I have, miss."
"He was my father."
"Oho!" said the captain. "Are you
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The Place Where the Big Democratic
Convention Will be Held '
Denver's monster Auditorium will
throw open its doors June 27 to wel
come the long list of conventions to be
held in Denver this summer.
The building is 566x200 feet in dimen
sions and is of the height of a five story
building. Its seating capacity is larger
than Madison Square Garden in New
York, which holds 12,000 people, the
great Coliseum in Chicago, where the
republican convention has just been held,
which holds 11.011 people, or the Mormon
Tabernacle in Salt Lake, which seats
10,000. There are 24 exits, including
240 linear feet of exit space, and the
buildiug can be emptied in two minutes.
Two 16-feet fans at one end of the
building send air between steam pipe
coils throughout the house. Each coil
contains 1,800 feet of pipe. Midway in
the Auditorium two fans. 10 feet in
diameter, will send the air through the
remainder of the house. An exhaust
fan will draw the foul air from below
where it lies on the floor, and expel it
from the building. In summer the
heating apparatus is turned into a cool
ing plant by filling the coils of pipe with
cold water instead of steam. This sys
tem of ventilation, heating and cooling
is said to be the most perfect of any
public building in the world.
One of the great objections to ordi
nary lighting is the constant buzzing
and snapping of the immense arc lights
which furnish illumination. In the
Denver Auditorium fourteen immense
"cluster" lamps will be set in the ceil
ing, giving out a . steady radiance of
1,280 candle power each, which will do
away with the annoyance ordinarily caus
ed by arc lights. There will also be
10.000 smaller lamos arranged about !
various parts of the building.
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In Very Serious Conditon.
C. Bengen and daughter, Martha, de
parted for Omaha this morning, where
they go to visit Jacob Beckmann,son of
Ben Beckmann, who is in the hospital
at that place, having undergone an
operation for a complicated case of ap
pendicitis and peritonitis. He was
operated upon yesterday morning, and
his condition is far from satisfactory,
"I Do So
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NOTICE OF FINAL SETTLEMENT.
State or Nbbkaska. i ... ,
County of Cass. fss In County Court.
In the matter of the estate of Hannah E. Cal
All iersons interested in th aliove estate
are hereby notified that the adriiinisti a
tor of said estate has filed in this court ids a -count
and petition for final settlement, way
intr therein that said account in', allowed. A
hearintr will be had uixm said itetitlon and ac
count on the 1st day of July. at 10 o'clock
a. m.. of said day in the county court room, ui
riattsmouth, in said count. v. at which time
said account will lie examined and adjusted
awl final decree of distribution will lie made.
All objections thereto must Ik- filed on or le
fore aid time.
Witness my hand and seal of said court thK
!.h day of June. I'.hih.
AIXKX J. HKKSON.
SKAI.l County Judyv.
Bitten By a Dog.
This morning while cutting some kind
ling a piece of board flew when struck
with the ax, striking Frank Mauer just
above the eye, inflicting a slight wound,
which bled somewhat. Frank placing
his hand over the eye to keep the blood
from running on his clothes, walked in
the house to wash the wound, stooping
over forward duriner the time. As he
entered the house he did not see the
house dog which lay -on the floor and
he stepped on it, causing it to jump up
and grap Frank on the wrist, biting him
badly. Frank has had the wound dressed
and treated, and hopes so serious re
sults will follow.
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as mercury will surely destroy the sense
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good you can possibly derive from them.
Hall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by
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Sold by druggists. Price 75c per bot
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tion. New Sunday Trains on the Burlington
With the next new time card on the
Burlington, which is supposed to go in
to effect on next Sunday, will add two
regular trains for Platts mouth on that
day. Number 92, which formerly ran
to Pacific Junction, but of late has not
ran further east than Omaha, will run
on Sunday to Pacific Junction, passing
here about 12:45, or near the time of
No. 7 going west now, and will return
from Pacific Junction as No 7 at about
1:30. This will offord much better
train accomodations on the Burlington
on Sunday than we have had for some
time. ' -
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