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"Here , " murmured St. Mure , plnclug
feh band upuu his ri ht lironst. "It Htruck
Bir here. "
Tlir young priest tore open the donlilet ,
iiid RH lie did so a sviilcd packet full out.
Ills eye caught the superscription , ntid
picking It up ho placed it In hU own
osom. hi a nioiuenl more Sun Hcnito
came up. Jllok Twirl had also been laid
npon the pniss , and the elder prieot had
e n called to his side.
"Are you fatally wounded , my son ? "
holy man axlicd , nt the same time Ink-
p Die pirate's hand.
Tudel opened his eyes and Riized Into
face of the man who knelt'by Ills
de , lie was upon the point of speak-
i ; , but suddenly a strange light shot
Across his pnllld features. With a ripus-
fciodic mo\cinent he caught the priest by
Die neck , and started up to a bitting pos
"Hal" he gasped. "By the nnlnts , thou
dog , I know thcel III ! Hero
Clarence Howard 1 the Yankee cap-
In ! Seize him I"
In a moment Clarence THIS upon hli
feet , and a pistol was drawn from his
bosom ; but Miguel wan too quick for him.
The latter had heard all ahuut the young
taptaln's exploltH , and with a quick move
ment he knocked the pistol fioin liln
rraBp , and then seized and held him until
h surgeon came up. Clarence for he It
( trail was thus taken at a disadvantage ,
| tnd ere he could shake off the Burguou'u
Miguel dealt him a blow upon the
ad that felled him to the ground.
"The other one ! the other one ! " cried
ITudel. "He belongs to the saint "
Though he could speak no more , yet lie
ad Bpokeu enough. San Hcnito caught
Che boy Peter and held him fast , and as
peen aa Clarence was bound they came
nd secured the yotingstera. AH present
lad heard much of the Texan Cruiser ,
ind they knew him only as the bitter
rneray of their country , and hence they
Ml it a patriotic duty to secure him.
After this the surgeon went to examine
ODudel's wound. He found that the hall
had entered at the lower part of the left
breast ; there was a dark , livid spot where
the ball struck , and a sluclc drop of blood
had oozed out.
"He doesn't bleed , " said Miguel , hopc-
"Not externally , " said the mirgeon ,
Baking his head ; "but he must bleed
rX-lthln. Tudel Tadel do you know
too ? "
This e med to arouse the pirate's pow
er * once more. , lie started tip , and with
an expiring effort he cnsped :
"St. Marc he Is wounded I Can
Kve ? "
"I don't know. You wounded him bad-
Tn the breast. "
The pirate muttered something , but It
poulil not be understood , and on the next
jnoment he Bank back upon the gratia.
"He may live till night , " Bald Uie sur
geon , In answer to a question from San
Benito ; "but I think not longer than
In tha meantime St. Marc had boon
raised up , and his wound examined. It
bled freely , and as soon as the surgeon
wuld leave Tudel he came to the other ,
Ele Introduced his probe , and found the
ball lodged against one of the ribs near
the side. It was an easy job to extract
t , and the operator wan sure no vital
_ pnrt was touched. By the time the ball
| wus extracted and the wound dioscd ,
pome twenty people had gathered about
the spot , and among them were three
Bfllcors from the ritr.
"What have we hero ? " cried one of the
fatter , as he came upon the spot.
"See , " ans-wered Martin San Benito ,
firtio know that If they chose , the oillccrs
tnight bring them to punishment for the
part they had played in the tragedy just
concluded ; "look ye at these two priests
t-they are Yankee privateers in dls-
i "Hal" uttered the ofllcer , starting as
Chough he had received an electric shock.
"Yes , Fcnor , " resumed San Benito ,
rene of them Is Captain Howard of the
"No , no It cannot be ! "
"It isl It Is ! " uttered St. Marc , rais
ing himself upon his elbow.
"It is who ? " asked the olllcer.
"Clarence Howard , " relumed St. Marc
"How is it ? Who are you ? " asked the
pfllcer , approaching Clarence.
The young man had at first thought of
'denying the fact , but he knew that It
iwoukl be of no UHe , for many in the city
.would recognize him , so he frankly said :
"I am Clarence Howard , senor ; and
Was once commander of the Lone Star. "
"Aha and now you are come as a
"No , * * nor. Nerer such a thought en
tered my mind. I catue on busluos * of
Sny own , entirely. "
"We shall see about that. "
"Let me upeak one moment with St.
h * * *
Before the ofllcer could make any reply
Jfre youth had darted to the wounded
piaii'n side , in spite of his bonds , and
"Where lx Irene ? " he naked , hurriedly
"She has lied , I know not whither , "
Bt. Marc returned. "All this duel IH on
her account. She fled from Jilok Tudel ,
ml he accused me of getting her away.
But I know nothing of her she has
At this Juncture those whom the sur
geon had procured to carry the wounded
bicn buck to the city came forward , and
the two Americans were taken by the
Cfllcers. The pirate had only prayed for
ne thing that he might hear of An
tonio St. Marc's death before he died ;
but the boon was not grunted , lie re
ceived the mcHKpnger whom ho hud last
em , and the message was :
"St. Marc still Jives. "
In five minutes more Jllok Tndcl was
"Dear Peter , " said Clarence , as they
entered the nfrong city In charge of a
iquud of Mjldlers who had come 'out , "let
four Leurt be btrong. If we are treated
i iiH prisoner * of war , we shall have nothing -
j ' ing to fear , for jtmt an nun ; IIH fate our
j ' country's iirin.s will conquer here , and
then we ahull be relented. "
"Think not of me , " returned the boy.
"I fear nothing for myself. "
Clarence would hiive spoken further ,
but the olllcer interneted , and separated
them. ISro long afterwards they were led
into the presence of lien. Lnndcro , who
held command In the city. He WUH u
dark , stern-looking man , and his first
expressions were by no meniLs calculated
to inspire the prisoner * witli hope.
"Yon are spies , phV" he littered , after
having scowled upon them for some mo
ments in silence.
"JOxcelleney , " spoke Clarence , In reply ,
aKmimlng u calm , frank lone. ; "I am well
acquainted in Ver.i Prtiz , and have , with
in tills month past , tukeu several prison *
era direct from here. From this you
might percelnve that for no purpose of
a spy could 1' have come. "
"Hut wherefore do I find you here in
disguise ? " asked the general.
"I will tell you , senor. Some years ago
F saved one of your most wealthy cltlrens
from the hands of a pirate I allude to
Antonio St. Mnrc. Ills daughter WIIB
with him. I miw her , innl loved her. I
spent some time be.ne.ith her roof and
loved her more. Hut cireumitaiK'ps ' cull
ed me away. A short time since , an old
woman , called Calypso , and sometimes
'the Wanderer , ' came to me and Inform
ed me that Donna Irene St. Marc wished
to sco me. Her father was about to
force her Into a marriage with Jilok Tu
del , a bold , bad man , of whom your ex
cellency must have heard. "
The commandant nodded his head , and
Clarence went on :
"Only a few days after that I captur
ed Jilok Tudel and his vessel ; and he
Informed me that he wished his liberty
HO that he might return and claim his
wife. I took him to Gulveston , and he
made his escape. Of course I knew he
would return hero nt nnrn. nnil I dolor-
mined to follow him. 1' only hoped to
rescue the being whom I loved better
than life Itself. I obtained leave left a
competent man In my place , and then set
out with this boy as my only companion. "
"But how happened you to shoot two
of our best men ? " asked the general ,
"Me ? " uttered Clarence , In surprise.
"Do you mnke strange of It ? Did you
not shoot Tudel and St. Marc ? "
"Your excellency bus been misinform
ed. When I reached the ground this
morning 1' found Tudel and St. Mure just
preparing to light a duel. "
"And did the duel take place ? "
"It did , senor. "
Landcro turned to the ofllcer who had
brought the prisoners In. "Did you not
say these prisoners had shot those men
down ? "
"Ay , excellency , for so I thought It
was , " returned the olllcer. "When I
reached the spot , these prisoners were
bound , and I was given to understand
that there had been sonic dllllculty In
apprehending them. "
"Whom did you find there ? "
The olllcer named those whom he had
found on the ground , and the general or
dered that the surgeon should be sent for.
It wns nearly half tin hour before the
messenger returned with the surgeon ,
nnd when the latter came he related all
the circumstances just as thi'y hud trans
pired. Tills1 seemed to put a new face
iippn the mutter , for the commandant
looked more kindly upon the prisoner * .
"Senor capitun , " he said , addressing
Clnrence , "jou have done much harm to
our interests , and your vessel has long
been known us a scourge upon our const ;
but you huve proved yourself n brave
man , and < wo can only consider you us u
prisoner of war. We are too thankful
to huve got you safe within our power
to feel much 111 will
against you , for we
would much rather huve you here than
to huve you cruising about the gulf upon
our const. "
Irene nnd Cassandra hud renounced
their priestly disguises , for they weie.
worse than useless In the daytime. Their
fair faced could not be changed by the
dark robes , nnd the first glance , even by
a child , at those two countenances , could
not but reveal the
female. Xanpu assur
ed them that they hud nothing to feur
from his neighbors , nnd they soon be
came free from the uneasiness which nt
first troubled them.
On the third duy of their residence with
the good native , just before noun , they
were startled by hearing their names pro
nounced without tlie hut ; but their fear
was soon banished when they KUW the
face of Uonzalcs Hondo ut the door. But
he was not uloue. He WUH followed by n
female an uged woman , bent nnd bowed
with uge whom Irene quickly knew
Calypso the Wanderer.
"You see I huve brought you an old ae-
qunlntauce , " suid the good priest , utter
he hud saluted the maidens.
"And one whom I am glad to see , " re
turned Irene , extending her bund to the
"Anye glad to see me ? " asked Calyp
so , eagerly , us she returned this maiden's
"Most assuredly I aui , " Irene replied
"Hut why ? What makes you glad ? '
the old woman pursued , guxliig admiring
ly Into the fuir girl's face.
"Hecuuse you have been kind to me. "
"Hut 1 never helped you uny. "
"You have helped me , perhaps , when
you Knew It not , " returned Irene. " \ou
huve spoken cheering words to me ; and
during the very few visits jou huve paid
me , have opened my thoughts und feelIngs -
Ings to those nobler usplrutluns which
can lift the soul above the pauj ; * of
earth. Hence 1 love thee. "
"As heaven knows my soul , I do. "
This icply wus fervent , und u bright
tear ulistened upon the old womuu's lids
us she henrtl it ,
"And now , " said Irene , after these
things hud passed , "what has passed In
the Hty ? "
She spoke eagerly and lowly. Hondo
pondered n few moment * , and then com
liifiiccd to . 'relate , tl e bU'curiiAtnnccs
they had occurred , ' II told her of the
dispute that hud otrmicd beUuun her
father nnil Jllok Tudel , and of its results ,
A beam of relief passed u cross her face
IIH she heaid of Tudel'H deuth ; but her
countenance changed when v\w learned
of Clurcnre'fl apprehension and Impilvou-
ruettt. She started up unit clasped her
"O ! lie came for my sakol" she cried.
"Ho did , " rotunied Calypso. " ! ' saw
him In Texas , nnd I told him nil you
Inlied him to know , nnd ho promised me
that he would come here nnd nsslst you
If he could. "
"And he has fallen n victim to hfs own
work , " uttered Irene Biidly. "O ,
I must HIMhim. . Perhaps wp can help
him -perhaps mive him from the power
that holds him. "
"No , no , " returned the priest , decided
ly. "You rould do no good. lie Is n
prisoner of war only , nnd will not suiter
more thnti nil prisoners must suffer. It
Is proper that your sympathies Hhould be
excited , but you must be governed by
your own nccessilles now. You rniinot
return to the city. "
"Hut to nee Clarence once more. If It
were but for n moment. "
"He shall know where you nre , my
child ; nnd he shall know , too , how jo > -
fully you would have risked yonr own lib
erty to see him. "
"And yet , " murmured Irene , ginking
back In her sent , "I might see him , He
has Kiicrlliced much to we me , and whj
should I now take only self into consid
r ml ion when he Is to be - "
"Stop , " Interrupted Father Hondo ,
kindly. "You look upon this question In
n wrong light. You nre the cause of the
noble youth's visit tq Vern Cruz. You
know why he came , nnd how he must
have hoped to find yon. Could he find
you the wife of another , Ills hopes would
lie crushed nnd his joys all gone. As sure
us you venture into the city , just so sure
will you be upprehended , for your father
bus hud every sentinel Instructed to
wiitch for you. "
"Hut Tudel Is dead , " said Irene , per-
"I know It ; but there Is one living more
dangerous thnn he wns. Do you remem
ber Martin San Henlto ? "
"Yes. He gambles with my father. "
"You arc right. Now mind you r had
this from n friend who visited St
Mure when he thought himself dying.
San Benito has received a pledge that he
shall have your hand if you are found ;
nnd I know your fnther will keep this
pledge. Now yo-j can see thnt your von-
turinc back Into the clt.v would be dan
gerous to the very happiness of the man
you love. When pence Is concluded be
tween the two nations , Clarence Howard
will be released , nnd he shall know where
to find you. Now , wlmt say you ? "
After a few moments of thought Irene
"You ore right , good father. I will do
ns you say. But you will see Clarence ? "
"I wlll-nnd I will tell him nil. "
"O you mny think me weak nnd child
lsh. but I cannot help my feelings In this.
Why I love Clarence so much I c.nnnot
tell. But I do love him with my whole
soul nnd I cannot hide It. "
It wns near night when the good priest
started to return to the city. He blessed
his friends , nnd assured them thnt they
might depend upon him for all hp could
do. On the following morning IVene nnd
Onssnndrn washed their hands nnd f.ices
in n dark , browning IJquld which Xnnpa
had prepared from some roots , and then
nssiimed the garbs of the common mes
tizo pennants. After tills they mounted
the horses which they had bought of the
Indlnns , nnd bidding farewell so Xnnpn
nnd hl fnmily , the trio were upon the
great rend lending to the cnpltnl.
( To be continued. )
I nId In His Own Coin.
Sir Frank Lockwoodvne on one oc-
cnslon conducting n dofcnKO of ft per
son chnrpeil with cattle stealing , nnd
wns pressing n witness In cross-exnm-
Inntlon to ascertain how far he Avas
away from the animals nt n certain
"How could yon tell they were
boasts ? " he iiHlcwl.
"Bpcause I could sec 'em ! "
"And how far off can you tell a
beast ? "
Wltiiwa looked calmly at Sir Frank
nntl said :
"Just about as far as I nm from
you ! "
In n humorous letter to the Tlmca
Lockwood protested that barristers
should be protected agaluat such out
r lid Prescriptions.
Lntln Is more precise than English.
Being a ( lead language , U IB not sub
ject to constant change as the English.
The Lntln name Is usually descrip
tive of some prominent feature In the
object , and so IH more easily remem
For these three reasons , scientific
names nre usually In Greek or Latin ,
anil the drugs have the samp names
In the phnrmncopelln as In the sci
ences , that describe them.
Most of the drugs have no English
Latin Is the International language
It Is best for unscientific persons not
to know thp iiatntH of drugs similar In
so many respects nnd deadly In others.
German law holds a man to his bar
gain when he bus agreed to give up his
name. A young count , Flnck von
Fluckennteln. In order to marry a g rl
of whom his family disapproved , conK -
K wit CM ! to change bis name , and peti
tioned the Emperor to be allowed to
call himself Stein Instead. Alter ob
taining permission , however , IIP kept
on using his former name , and has Just
boon fined "for illegal use of a tltlo of
Vnln Slaughter of Gull * .
A Baltimore court has confiscated to
the State the skins of 2.r.00 seagulls
killed In violation of the law. The
skins were Intended to adorn women's
No Chili ! Labor In Unnsln.
Russia absolutely forbids the employ ,
nient of children under I1. years of age
lu Industrial establishment * , whether
conducted by 'Uie titatv w prlvuto In
dividual * .
IF every one In the world were healthy and
1 a glad day Easter
every morning on a multitude of sich
and afflicted. The Easter lilies gladden the hearts
of the sick and well alike.
But to the sick something more than the Easter
that Illy Is necessary to bring
which every one expects on Easter day. The well need
no physician , but the sick need a remedy.
Nearly one-half the people in the United States are suffering from some
form or phase of catarrhal ailment. These ailments take different forms at
different seasons of the year. In the springtime catarrh assumes a systemic
form , producing nervousness , lassitude and general languor.
Systemic catarrh deranges the digestion and through deranged digestion
It impoverishes or contaminates the blood. Thus we have blood diseases and
nervous derangements through systemic catarrh.
Peruna is a specific for these cases. No other remedy yet devised by
profession is able
to successfully meet so of
ailments as Peruna. many phases spring
Men and women everywhere
are nraisinrr Peruna n *
A First Class Tonic.
Wm. A. Collier , Assistant Paymas
ter U. S. N. , writes : / ha\e taltsn
Peruna , and recommen t It to ttiase
Deeding n first-class tonic. "
A Great Tonic.
Hon. M. C. UtitlerEx-U S. Ssnator
anil lx-Qovernor of South Carolina ,
writes from Edge field , S. C. : / h-ive
bten using ljeruna for a short period
and I feel very much rn-levcd It is
Indeed a wonderful medicine and be
sides a gmat tonic. "
Silendld for the Nerves.
Kobcrt li M in ell , the famous nctor ,
writes Irotn Mew York City : "Pennta
Is splendid and mi" > t Invigorating re
freshing to the nrcs and brain. "
For General Debility.
Hon. Jno. V.Vrlht , at t"ic Law
Dcpart'itt nt. General Land Office of
Tcnnni > aee , writes : "I wish cverjo n >
win Is sufierlng with gene-a' debility
or prostration could know of Peruna. "
MKII of spring.
"Have you heard ; i robin yet ? "
"No ; but I've seen a woman with
her head tiorl up hi a towel bealitu ?
; t carpet In the back yard. " Chicago
OtMiiRnt the llotloin of It.
Small Tommy ( pointing to map )
Why Is this called the Dead sea , pupa ?
Papa O , bueauso It's dead. 1 sup
Small Tommy Dtit what did it die
? Chicago News.
An Obedient Dniifjlitcr.
Father Why did you let him kiss
Daughter Well , he was so nice ; ho
Father Rut haven't , I told you
you must learn to say "No ? "
Daughter That's what I did say.
Fie asked me if I'd bo very aogry if he
kissed me London Tit-Hits.
Swpnt nnd fruit acids will not dis
color goods dyed with PUTNAM
FADELESS DYES.Solcl by druggists.
Ttilrtcnu-lneli Shell * .
Memphis Scimitar : The negro porter
ter In a certain ofllee building applied
tea yoiuiir lawyer who had frightened
him on various occasions , and asked
him to write out all the big words he
know on a piece of paper.
The lawyer , beinir puzzled at the re
quest asked the negro what ho wanted
with the woids.
"Weil , you sec. bos ? , " replied the
darkey , "I Is going t < > have a debate
with a sassy young negro , who thinks
lie is eddlcatc'd. Ilo dout1 know big
words , and ho hasn't got do sense to
nnd out how to get dum , and if you
will Jest help me out , boss I will do
dat ulfner up in do fust'round. . "
A Spring Tonic.
Mrs. D W. Timberlake. Lynchburg ,
Va. , sws : "Thera is no better spr > n :
tonic than Pe tna , and I have used
about all of them. "
A Good Tonic.
Captain Percy \ VWos ? , Second Ar
kansas Voluntters wnt = s from Para-
g-nild , Aik. : "I find Peruni a very
gooa soring Tonic , and will readily
recommen J It at any time. "
Builds Up > he knur ? System.
Miss Jennie Johnson , 3118 Lake I'ark
avenue , Chicn < ; n , III , / Vice Pnsldeut \
01 Chicago To ichers' Federation. She i '
writes : "Peiuita r ° s"ne * the tune- I i
tionof nnttir * , Induces slep and1 ,
build > uo the entire system. "
Makes Steady Nerves.
D. L. Wallace , Chart r Member In
ternational tiarb-rs' Uni 'n la Wes
tern itvcnue , Minneapolis , Minnesota' ,
writes : "I now fuel splendid. My head
is clear , my nerv s arc steady , I enjoy
my h od and rtst well. "
Food Vnltio of KtfH * .
The food value of eggs depends upon
their cost ; when cheap they should be
used freely. Among vegetables , on
ions , cabbage , peas and beans , corn
and potatoes , both white and sweet ,
are the most useful. Marcaroni , In
dian meal , oatmeal and the vorlous
whert products rank first among the
cereals. Many of the so-called healUi
foods are of doubtful value , but the
whole wheat Hour is excellent. A
dietary largely composed of lentils ,
Naming Hie IVt.
Fair Customer l\vi > h to got a novel.
One witli a choice of piet.ty names.
Saleslady Going to name Uie baby ?
Pair Customer No , the puppy.
He.t Wood llirlfler In the world , Iteclre II.M. T
O re Urunknn * , Sure , Quick , llinnlf t. , lUcll'U tto.
bl rhpe . .UUCo. . IJT W. tllk St. , ChliuKu.
The lly that loafs around a black
smith shop isn't afra'd of a hammer.
A dude dicssed out of sluht is very
apt to be out of mind as well.
II afflicted wtth '
ml ) , ukt
The Best of Tonics.
Hon.V. C. Chambers , Chief Justice
of Sam > a , says : "I have tried oni boi >
tie of Peruna and I can truthfully say
It is one of the best tonics I ever used.
A Grand Tonic.
Mrs , Or Id ley , anther of Cantal *
Qridlev , of the " " "
"Oiympia , writes : "I
used Peruna and can truthfully say H
is a grand tonic. "
Mr. Tefft Johnson , a prominent actoi
of Washington , I ) . C , writes from
Fourteen h and ' / " streets : "In tht
effort to imorovc a condition Impaired
by nverwork I have found nothing thai
has dune as much good as Peruna. "
For a Worn-Out System.
Mrs. Catherine To/ ' , President "Vat'
kvrlen Assocation , " 5649 Lottnxi
Qtovi avow , Chicago , 111. , wrltesi
"I of en ad visPeruna In cases of < o
worn-out system and a broken dowa
macronl , Indian corn , haricot , beana
rice , onions and cabbage , both raw
and cooked with the cheaper , salt and
smoked meats and tish , and cheese , at
relishes and equalizers , soon so en
tirely notirnlshes even the most heart )
eaters thac the dlmlshcd supply oi
fresh meats ! not severely felt.
lie who calls all men fools la right
in at least one instance.
The largest room in the world is tin
room for improvement.
. . . _ . . 1
Cures all Throat aud Lung Affections.
_ ft * S * i
Getthf ireuulue. KcfineRuliMIUitei. A
IS SORE r
Sslmlon Oil cure * KneumaUsm. i < } & afl cto.
Orchard Sash Lock , nd
Brohard Door Holder
Art1r vrorkem everywhere can turn big mo
Iwaji a xrHiljT ( li-nmnil for our icoodR.
, , , . ,
posmiff. TIIM IlltOII \ It II CO. ,
l 1U , t'blluilelpUlu , fn.
Th real worth of HIT t J.OO n < l ft V ) ihn < i cnmp rtt with
otliiTinakeala ? l.CO to t > 3.00. M > jM ( KHJIlt J.ilc * l.Uio c-inuot b
e. nulled ut any nrlcn , Heat In tlio w urlil fur men.
I niiiUo IIH | dt'll imirtt kin ii' fi i liui. . Onmlyrnr
VHt ( H miil.ot iM < Prore i ) , I linn nn v oilier mtiiiiifiio *
liircrln the \vnr 111. X \ % 111 in y 8li.oo lu tiny ouokocun
itruttf Uiut my lu.vmuut U nut triin.
( Hlcnr.ll tV. r , . l > nnUt.
Tnki > nn ub'H'iitM Innllt on h * 1ng W . I * DouKliu slides
vllli luino anil | > rlot > ium | > ei | on Imltnin. Your dealer MiuuM
keep them i I irlve one dealer exclmUe sain In each town. If
htt dot- * nut keep them anil will nut get them ( or you , order
direct from factory , enclosing prlca nail W. eilr for can-tact.
Over I,0 < W'HX > sitlsfleil weurtiM. .New Hprlon CaUli > K free.
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