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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
June 21, 1000
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whole system when entering it though
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should never be used except on prescrip
tions from reputable physicians, a 3 the
damage they will do is ten fold to the
f ood you can possibly derive from them,
fall's Catarrh Cure, manufactured by
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains
no mercury, and is taken internally, act
ing directly on the blood and mucous
surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's
Catarrh Cure be sure you get the genu
ine. ' It is taken internally and is made
in Toledo, Ohio, . by F. J. Cheney fc Co.
fJlf Sold by Druggists, price 75c per
Hall's Family Pills are the best. ; t '
Sharpies Cream Separators Profit
Dr. Louis N. Wente dentist, 137 South
11th street Brownell block.
When sending in clubs of subscrip
tions DO NOT FAIL to mention the
premium you desire. Best plan is to
cut out the premium list and check the
article or articles desired. Remember
we are neither hypnotists nor mind read
era and must depend solely on you to
state plainly what you want.
The Western Optical and Electrical
Co., located at 131 North 11th street is
composed of old citizens and thoroughly
acquainted with the business, having
fitted eyes for twenty-five years. Cer
tainly they ought to be competent to do
good work. They are permanently lo
cated with us and that means much to
the purchaser of eye glasses and spec
The Kharas Infirmary Company (in
corporated) have established a large
branch office at 1600 P street, Lincoln,
Nebr., for the benefit of those suffering
from chronic and so-called incurable
diseases who are not in a position to
come to headquarters in Omaha for
treatment. The patrons of this office
may rely upon the fact that the manage
ment is perfectly reliable, and that if
the manager tells you he can cure you
it means you will be cured if you take
the treatment of him, or at any author
ized KtyARAS MAGNETIC INFIRMARY. Be
rware of imitators if in doubt. Write
headquarters at 1515-17 Chicago Street,
Omaha, Nebr. Sent free.
The season for farmers to insure
their crops is now well begun and as
there are several new Hail Companies
started up this year the field is full
oZ agents from the several companies,
and it is well that every farmer knows
which company he insures in. ..
We are in a position to know of the
condition of the several companies and
will say that THE UNITED MUTUAL
HAIL ASSOCI .TION of Lincoln be
gan the season with three thousand
members in good standing and there
is no question about their five year
policies being good as some of the
agents for other companies are now ad
vertising over the country that the pol
icies for a five year period is not good
but there is no more reason why a hail
policy cannot be written on a five year
period than a fire policy can, so that
the arguments put up by these agents
that a five year policy is no good is
absolutely without foundation.
The old State Mutual Hail Insurance
Association of Iowa writes nothing but
five year policies and is the oldest Hail
Company in the United States and paid
in its third year of existence $287,000
in losses and the laws of Iowa in re
gard to the length of time a policy
or membership may be written are
identically the same as our Laws of
Nebraska, so that what these agents
say in regard to not being able to col-'
lect from members and pay losses on
five year policies is absolutely false,
and we believe is done with a selfish
motive for the purpose of getting the
uninformed farmers to insure in his
The United Mutal Hail Insurance
Association paid more for hail losses
during the season of 1899 than has
ever been paid for hail losses in the
history of the state of Nebraska, and
they are now writing more nail insur
ance alone thanall the other Hail In
surance Companies in the state com
bined, and they are the only com
pany in the state that confines its
business strictly to , the eastern part
of the state. If their is no agent in
your locality, write the Home Office for
blanks and particulars, Rooms 315 and
316, Richards biock, Lincoln, Neb.
Ixw Kate for July 4, St. Joseph & Grand
Island Railroad. .
For the 4th of July low rates will be
made for round trip tickets which will
be on sale July 3 and 4, good to return
until and including July 5.
Democratic National Convention, Kansas
Citjr, July 4th.
Open rate of one fare for ronnd trip
for this occasion will be made by the
St, Joseph & Grand Island Ry. Tickets
on sale July 2, 3 and 4, good to return
until and including July 9.
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The Philippine Islands, first discover
ed by Magellan in 1521, have since
been held and jealously guarded by the
Spaniards. And to the present day,
with the exception of the populous sea
port towns, they are almost a terra in
cognita; the interior is comparatively
unexplored; and runkmrwn. This fact
coming "to the attention' of Karl Ham
rach & Co. suggested the advisability
of an expedition on a small scale, not
so much for the purpose of collecting
wild animals or curios as for ascertain
ing the natural resources of the coun
try and paving the way,, for future
operations.- Matthew. Quin favored the
It out, the more because he had been to
Manila oti'ca previtfus1 occasion and
spoke Spanish fluently.1
He left England unaccompanied late
in the year 1807, when the recent re
bellion against Spanish rule had been
apparently crushed and there was lit
tle likelihood of its breaking out again.
He had reasons for keeping his true
purpose a secret Hamrach & Co. did
not want any rivals in the field, and so
he went ostensibly ' as an English
sportsman in quest of big game. He
carried the necessary papers to support
this role, and they were promptly vised
by the Spanish authorities when he
reached Manila, which was on the 2d
of January, 1898.. : A week was suffi
cient to 'complete-1 his arrangements
and to map out his course. He hired
temporarily a small house on the out
skirts of the town, engaged the serv
ices of a dozen natives who knew
something of the interior and bought
what supplies he needed from Senor
Carajo, a wealthy Spanish merchant.
Daybreak of the 10th was the time
Quin fixed upon for his departure. On
the evening of the 8th he received a
visit from Senor Carajo, who handed
him a card and explained that it was
an invitation to a ball to be given the
next night by General Augustine, the
commandant of. the' garrison. Quin,
while grateful for the courtesy, at first
declined the invitation on the plea of
his early start for the interior.
"Ah, but you should go1.' the senor
said regretfully.- "It "will be a fine
sight. And you need not remain late."
"But it is a fancy dress affair, ac
cording to the caVd, Quin pointed out.
"That can be easily arranged, was
the reply., "Unfortunately, I am una
ble to be present tomorrow "night, and
it will give me great pleasure to send
you the costume I had purchased for
the occasion. It is a novel one and will
assuredly attract attention. It is a
dress similar to , that worn by the in
surgent officers in the field."
Under "the circumstances Quin alter
ed his decision and reluctantly agreed
to go. There seemed no other way out
of the difficulty k unless he should run
the risk of offending his kind friend,
who had taken the trouble to procure
the. card of Invitation. Moreover, on
further reflection he rather liked the
idea of mingling in disguise with the
cream of Manila's society.
"I'll leave at a respectable hour,' he
concluded, "for. I must have some
sleep before starting in the morning."
Senor Carajo was as good as his
word. ;The following day he sent the
costume, which consisted of embroid
ered jacket and trousers, a gaudy sash
with knotted ends and a broad brim
med hat. A black mask was also In
cluded. Until the dusk of the evening Quin
was busy with the final preparations
for his journey. Then he got into the
clothes, which fitted him perfectly. It
was the cool season, so he. put on a
long light coat, concealing the hat un
der it, and wearing a cap on his head.
He walked through the town to the
main quarter, where was situated the
palatini residence of General Augus
tine, standing in .a, fine garden. On
presentation - of his , card he had al
ready donned his, mask he was con
ducted to - a v dressing room. He
emerged a few moments later and
mixed with the brilliant throng.
It was a highly fascinating scene
without doubt. Several hundred mask
ed persons of both sexes, representing
almost as many different characters,
were strolling about In the splendid
Apartments , of the. Spanish comman
dant or -dancing tothe strains of a mili
tary band. The .flowers and palms
were superb and the refreshments of
the best. All was happiness and gay
ety. Merry jests and rollicksome sport
abounded. There was no sign of the
cloud that loomed on the horizon, the
warcloud occasioned by the critical
phase which the , relations between
Spain and the United States were
steadily nearing.c. Moreover, Quin had
heard that morning, that the leader of
the late rebellion was believed to be In
the town for the purpose of gathering
recruits for a fresh rising. This terri
ble and much dreaded man. Francisco
Perez, had very nearly been victorious
in the previous year, . He had good
blood In him and was well educated.
He was a fearless fighter and an able
general, and yet, so cunning had he al
ways been, his features were familiar
to none of the Spanish officers.
For an hour Quin wandered about,
feeling a bit lonely In spite of the coy
but fruitless attentions' of , various
masked ladies. The fair sex had but a
slight charm for him, and he was in
different to their -advances, nor did he
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overhear the comments upon his re
markable dress or observe that the
eyes of the men as well as the women
followed him wherever he went, s
He was genuinely startled, therefore,
when a fan tapped him lightly on the
shoulder and a sweet voice pronounced
his name. He turned to see a woman's
ravishing figure costumed as the Span:
ish flag. Pearly teeth and coral Hps
peeped from under her mask, and her
hair was as black "as the filmy lace
that rested upon it. She must be young
and beautiful, Quin thought
"Senorita," he hazarded, "you have
the advantage of me."
"Are you sure" that we hare never
met, Senor Quin? What would you
give to see my face?" - -
"Name your price," he answered.
A rippling peal of laughter was the
reply, and the girl glided off into the
crowd, turning once to look back.
Quin's curiosity was aroused, and he
followed. He lost her for a short time
and then discovered her at a distance
talking to" a mask who wore the uni
form of a Spanish officer. On the spur
of the moment he turned to a man of
erect and military bearing, costumed
as a Cuban planter.
"Sir, can you . tell me the name of
that lady, the one by the wall convers
ing with the officer?" he Inquired.
"From her figure," was the courteous
reply,' "I am' satisfied that she is the
Senorita Inez Carajo."
"The daughter of Juan Carajo, the
. JI.'was not aware that he had a
daughter," said Quin.
Then you must indeed be a stranger
in-Manila, senor. The Senorita Carajo
is the jewel of our fair capital the
Pearl of the Philippines, she is called.
She has rejected numerous offers of
marriage and is said to be still heart
free. Her father guards her very close
ly, and I am surprised that she should
be here tonight." . ,
Just then Quin's mask slipped down,
and for a brief instant his features,
which were bronzed to the color of a
Spaniard's, were revealed. He quickly
replaced the mask, thanked his inform
ant and passed on. It was his inten
tion to seek out the girl and beat her
at her. own game by challenging her
identity. But after, searching vainly
for half an' hour he gaVe up the quest
and stood leaning against the wall.
A few minutes later, when he was
on the point of leaving, he heard a
sudden commotion at the far end of
the room, mingled with loud voices.
The turmoil increased, and the dance
music stopped. Quin would have gone
forward to see what had happened,
but just then the object of his recent
search glided up to him.
"Come this way," she said. And to
Quin's surprise she drew him behind
a nearby pair of curtains into a dark
"It is well; none saw us," she whis
pered as she peered out. "You are in
great danger, Senor Quin. You must
escape from the house at once."
Quin was too bewildered to reply.
"It is said that the rebel leader, Fe
rez. Is present tonight daringly cos
tumed in his own uniform," the girl
continued in an agitated voice. "You
are -under suspicion, and the soldiers
have come to take you hark! They
"But I can easily prove my identity."
"Not in time, senor. The crowd
would "kill you in their passion and re
gret their haste afterward. Quick!
You must escape at once."
"But how?" asked Quin, who was
now-convinced of his peril.
"This passage leads to the dressing
room, from which a window opens on
the garden. Thence you can gain the
street if the grounds are not surround
ed. Leave the town at daybreak, as
you Intended, and do not send back the
clothes that my father lent you, else it
may give him trouble. I will explain
"Then you are the daughter of Juan
"Will you lift your mask, that I may
remember you with gratitude?"
The girl instantly acceded to the re
quest, and by the dim light Quin saw a
face-of such regal beauty as he had
never beheld In the course of his wan
dering life. x
"Now go go at oncef the senorita
whispered. ; and with that she slipped
between the curtains and Vanished.
Quin heard the commotion swelling
to a roar within the ballroom, and he
did not hesitate an instant. lie darted
to the end of the passage, , opened a
door and found himself in the empty
dressing room.- In a trice he had don
ned his coat and cap and flung the reb
el headpiece into a corner. The window
was open, and he dropped Into the gar
den. Under cover of the thick shrub
bery he gained the farther end. and
after making sure that no soldiers were
about he scaled, the wall. He was
now In, a dark and lonely quarter of
the town, with little to fear. The out
cry soon faded behind him. and 20
minutes of brisk walking brought him
to his own little villa on the outskirts.
He was convinced that he was well
out of the scrape, and be slept soundly
through the remainder of the night.
At the first flush of dawn he started
for the Interior at the head of his little
procession of natives and pack mules.
km mmws awmm.
The Senor Cara jo's costume was stow
ed away with the luggage. He was
stopped at the guardhouse beyond the
town; but, on showing his permit, he
was at once allowed to pass on, and
one of the soldiers presented him with
& Manila newspaper that was still
damp from the press.
He examined It a little later aftl read
with Interest an account of thtTfexclt
ing affair at the commandant's ball,
which told of the unsuccessful attempt
to arrest Francisco Perez.
"The rebel leader was denounced,"
the article concluded, "by the Senorita
Carajo, who recognized his face when
his mask . slipped down by accident.
She led the soldiers to where she had
seen him, but be had escaped by way
of the dressing room and the garden.
It is believed, however, that his cap
ture is only a question of a few hours,
as he cannot leave the town."
So the senorita herself was the in
formant! This was a puzzler for Quin,
and he thought about it all that day
without getting anywhere near to a so
lution of the mystery. But in time, as
he marched deeper Into the jungle
grown heart of the Philippines, he al
most forgot the affair.
A few hours more, and I should be
in sight of Manila. Karl Hamrach has
given me a lot of tough contracts, but
this ; has turned out the worst. I'm
done with the Philippines. Another
time I'll take the south pole for
The speaker he talked to himself
because he relished the sound of a hu
man voice was Matthew Quin. Alone,
He dropped from the iHndow.
with matted hair and dilapidated
clothing, with a rifle on his shoulder
and a few ounces of food in his pock
et, he was trudging wearily through a
dense forest. It was an April morning
in the hot season, more than three
months since his departure from the
coast. Behind him lay the grave of
his hopes and ambitions the memory
of a quest that was fruitless and fore
ordained, to failure 1 J. . V-.k-
The history of the expedition may
be briefly told. In spite of many hard
ships the little band penetrated to the
middle of the Island, where travelers
had never been before. They collected
specimens of unknown plants and
birds and captured several snow white
monkeys, but of wild animals there
were only boars and a species of tiger
cat, which settled the question of the
Philippines so far as profit to Hamrach
& Co. was concerned. Quin. still hape-
i ful in spite of disappointment, insisted
I on further search. His men, who were
plucky fellows, supported him.
! Then trouble came. The last of the
mules perished, and a native died of
snake bite. The aborigines, flat nosed
savages of crafty ways, attacked the
expedition and killed five of its mem
bers. They followed it up when it
started in despair for the coast and
killed two more. The survivors pressed
on, day after day, through the jungle3
and mountains. Quin wanted to make
a fresh start northward, and the na
tives perhaps feared that he would
force them to obedience. At all events,
they quietly decamped one night, tak
ing with them their weapons and am
munition and most of the food.
In the morning Quin discovered his
loss and realized that it would be use
less to track the deserters. Nothing
daunted by his misfortune, he shoul
dered his rifle, pocketed what food was
left, abandoned his specimens and
marched on alone. A week had passed
since then, and now, as nearly as he
could reckon, he was within less than
a day's journey of Manila. He knew
nothing of what had happened during
his absence, for he had met no human
beings in that week of lonely wander
ing. But twice he had crossed cleared
spaces in the forest scarred with the
remains of fires, where large bodies of
men must have recently camped. And
this suggested to him that the rebels
were once more fighting against Span
"If such is the case," he reflected as
he trudged on that morning, "I may at
any moment stumble on a Spanish or
Insurgent picket. That will mean a
brief detention, perhaps, but nothing
By noonday, however, he had found
no signs of the men. save here and
there an old trail overgrown with
weeds, and he began to think that he
might be a little wrong in his reckon
ing. A few minutes later, while cross
ing a belt of marshland from which
exuded a pestilential, steamy mist, he
was startled to hear an angry grunt.
The sound came from behind him
from a clump of reeds that he had just
passed. He turned apprehensively to
look, and as he did so a monstrous wild
boar broke from cover and charged
him furiously. The c-eature was in a
fearful rage. Its species In the Philip
pines are all times ill tempered. Its
little eyes were bloodshot, and Its
gnashing tusks dripped foam.
Quin's last and only cartridge was In
his rifle, and he Instantly lifted the
weapon to his shoulder. One foot
slipped Into a watecfcoJejas.be fireV
and. the shot missed. He turned and
ran, knowing full well that he had but
a, slight chance of escape. The boar
charged on, squealing and grunting
Quin strained every , nerve, bounding
with great , leaps over the marshy
grass. Hie caly hope was to reach the
far side of the clearing, where he might
pull himself Into the limbs of a tree.
But it was Boon evident that he could
not gain the desired shelter. He was
less than half way to it when a back
ward glance showed him ' his pursuer
within half a dozen feet. He dodged
to one side. Intending, as a last resort,
to try to stun the animal with the
stock of his rifle.
But at that critical moment timely
and unexpected aid reached him. From
a thicket several yards away came a
flash and a report, and down went the
boar, stopped by a bullet under the
fore shoulder. . Then a man leaped Into
view, and with a long spear he quickly
dispatched the ugy brute . by stabbing
it repeatedly in the throat.
This done, the stranger bowed cour
teously to Quin, who was breathing
hard after his exertions. The rescuer
was tall and slim, with & handsome
and refined face and a complexion that
was remarkably light colored for a na
tive. His clothing, which was badly
worn, consisted of tunic and trousers,
a broad hat and & crimson sash In
which was thrust a huge pistol.
"Who are you, senor, and what do
you here?" he inquired.
Quin gave his name and also a brief
account of his expedition.
"I owe you my life," he concluded
fervently. "But for your"
"Senor, I am glad that you are grate
ful for my poor service," the man in
terrupted, "and I regret that I must
ask one of you ip return. It may seem
to you that I take an unfair advantage,
but as my time is too valuable to waste
Jin words" ... . '
With that he whipped out his pistol
and leveled it In Quin's face.
"Throw your rifle at my side!" he
added sternly. "Off with your coat and
hat Be quick!"
There was no alternative, so Quin
obeyed with alacrity. His captor with
drew several paces, threw off his own
hat and tunic and threw them at Quin.
Then he picked up the latter' s clothing
and weapon in one hand, keeping his
pistol ready in the other.
"It Is a fair exchange, senor," he
said, "and I trust you will bear
Quin looked at the dead boar, and
the thought of his narrow escape
checked the hot words on his Hps.
"If you consider that you have acted
like an honorable man," he Bald coldly,
"I must not complain. At least tell me
if I am near the coast."
"Yes; within three hours' march."
"And what has happened during my
absence in the interior?"
"Much, senor. Several weeks ago
war broke out between the United
States and Spain. An American fleet
sailed promptly from Hongkong to the '
Philippines. It arrived yesterday morn
ing, sank the Spanish ships off Manila,
destroyed the fort of Cavlte and is now
blockading the harbor. The Insurgents
also are in arms again and will shortly
co-operate with the American marines.
Senor, I bid you good day!" ..j
With that the man turned and strode
off briskly, taking with him Quin's
rifle, sun helmet and tweed coat He
plunged Into the forest and was lost to
"Here's a nice fix!" Quin reflected
ruefully. "I can't get through the
thorny jungle In my shirt and trousers,
that's certain. Well, I must make the
best of it"
He put on the stranger's tunic and
broad hat picked up the spear, which
Its owner had discarded or forgotten,
and started on his way. For an hour,
as he marched through the silent for
est the thrilling news he had recently
heard filled his mind to the exclusion
of everything else. But presently, when
it occurred to him that he was proba
bly wearing part of a hunted rebel's
clothing, he felt a serious misgiving.
"If I run Into the Spaniards," he said
to himself, "it won't be easy to prove
my identity. The risk is too great
It's better to tackle the thorns bare
headed and costless."
But his resolution was made too late.
At that Instant a sentry stepped out
from behind a tree on the left and
challenged him at the point of a rifle.
There was no chance of escape. He
was quickly surrounded by half a doz- L
en Spanish soldiers, who led him for
ward a few yards to a camp in the for
est, where 10 or 12 more soldiers, In
fantry, were lounging by rude huts.
Ml crowded about the prisoner.
"Who are you?" fiercely demanded
the officer In command, who wore a
"I know him. Captain Villar!" cried
another officer. "He is the very fellow
we are looking for Francisco Perez
and he IS trying to get through to the
American fleet He had the daring to
address me at General Augustine's ball
last January, and by accident bis mask
slipped off. so that I saw his face dis
tinctly. He Is Perez himself."
"Are you certain of this, Lieutenant
Urlosto?" the captain asked.
"I will svear to It," was the reply.
"Is It cot enough that his hat and tunic
are such as Perez always wears?" He
turned to the prisoner. "Do you deny
that we met in Manila?" he added.
Quin made no answer. For a mo
ment he was stunned as be realized
that the man who had saved him from
the boar and then played him such a
scurvy trick was none other than the
insurgent leader. I
"It Is a mistake. I am not Perez,"
he finally said. "Do any here speak
English r . J
Officers and men shook their heads.
"It is useless to try to deceive us,"
growled Captain Villar. .. .
The situation was serious, and Quia
rallied all his composure to give an a
count of himself. He insisted that he
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