Beaver Herald. (Beaver, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 13, No. 11, Ed. 1, Thursday, July 27, 1899 Page: 3 of 4
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CHAl'TMl VI. Cn.iTixuKn.
From the depths under our feel we
could lienr Mcl'herson nnd the captnln
In enrneat conversation broken now
nnd then by a dull tapping ns of a
hammer on hollow or fractured steel.
Oecaslonnlly one of the Spnnlsh ns-
ilstnnts would shout sonic order to tho
oilers nt work upon the high-pressure
cross-head. Presently wc heard llnl-
itend sny: "Turn her oTer once or
twice .Mnc while I keep my hnnd on
the shnf l;" nnd In n moment one of the
great oily pistons stretched Itself up
lo within a fool of (lurcln's pretty
nose its slio lenncd oer the steel mil
stnrtllng n subdued squeal of surprise
from the girl who hnd no idea the
Ihlng moved. Up and down greasily.
Insinuatingly they slid while wc
could hear a little sharper tapping
from the shaft-nlley; then with n
slippery sough of content they rested
ngnln. Another period of consulta-
tion below white the stenmerroMrd In
the trough of the sea; after which wo
heard the captain sny: "Well keep
her at about CO turns for half an hour
nnd see how she feels. Then report
to me." In another ttioment we saw
him coming up.
Hi! smiled rrnssurlngly ns he
rcni'lieil the grntlng where wc stood
but looked thoughtful. As soon its he
stepped out 01: deck the passengers
crowded about with anxious ques-
tions; and he told them briefly that
(here hnd been nn accident to the
shaft how serious a one it was impos-
sible to say nt present but that the
ship was in no immediate dnngcr and
that they hnd better go below for
lunch. Then he called to the mate on
the bridge: "1'lpe your men down Mr.
Dinz. and come to my room as soon as
fou are relieved.' I wns very anxious
to question him but by an almost Im-
perceptible motion he signaled me to
go below with the senorlta.
When we reached the snloon every
one wns talking excitedly nbout the
ncrldent and speculntlng ns to wheth-
er the stenmer would be obliged to lay
up for repairs nt Vnp. The pulsation
of the screw wns noticeably slower;
nnil the second mntc nftcr hnstlly fin-
ishing his menl hurried on deck to re-
lieve Diaz so that he might consult
with the captain. The engineer's chnlr
was empty; he did not put In an tip-
penrunce until dinner-time. About
the time wc reached the dessert the
screw stopped ngnln. The stewards
tnntlnued to wait upon us ns If noth-
ing hnd hnppcned nnd this nloue kept
severnl from rushing on deck ngnln.
When we did finally lenve the table
Mcl'herson came down from the enp-
tain's quarter and assured Padre Sc-
Imstlana Unit the danger wns not seri-
ous. Hut as bell nftcr bell struck
without the engines being Htnrteil a
vague uncnsiiuss sprend through the
hip and every one tnlked In subdued
tones. Three of the ptisscngcrs went
below to tunkc up smnll bundles of
their vnlunbles In case It should be
necessary to take to the boats.
j4Xatc in the afternoon llalstead
came down from his room followed
by the mntc nnd told those on deck
that owing to tho accident he hnd de-
cided to head for the Island of (lunjnii
In the l.ndrones where he hoped to ob-
tain spare machinery which would en-
able the steamer to make the remain-
der of the voyage In safety. Then he
nsked the senorlta 1'adrc Sebastlano
und me if we would like to go down
into the engine-room and see tliedum-
uged shaft. 1 fancy the pndre would
have preferred remaining on deck
but as It wus against his principles to
miss anything we went holding
bunches of cotton waste ns n protec-
tion ngulnst grense on the hnud-rnils
nnd machinery. The captain natural-
Iv went first and the senorlta fol
lowed blushing like a peony nt the
revelntloiiH for which the steepness of
the Iron ladder was responsible.
Down down grating after grating
until we were 12 feet below the water-
line nnd the cylinders towered nbovc
us like groteique monsters; then
(through a tiny door into the long tun-
nel or shaft-alley lighted at Inter-
vals by bunging lucandescents and ex-
tending cleur to the inboard bearing
at the stern of the ship. Four of tho
assistants and oilers were leaning
against the wall-plates like navvies
waiting for the ore car in a coal mine;
while down at one side obstructing
the passage was the wreck of an iron
tank which had been lashed on brack-
ets to hold lubricating oil and which
evidently fetching loose as the steam-
er rolled had fallen upon the sbnft
with sufllcieut force to start the crack
that we could see distinctly as llul-
tead swung a torch over It. There
was quite a percepwuie ueni wuere
the taiik had struck nnd leading from
it the finer line of a fracture in the
ateel which extended two-thirds of
the distance around the shaft slant-
ing spirally toward the stern. To our
inexperienced eyes It seemed that any-
thing over the normal resistance upon
the screw might easily twist It apart
but the captain said it was not quite
ns bad as it looked tapping the ateel
with a hammer and colling our atten-
tion to the sound as he did so. He said
that in ordinarily smooth weather he
might get back to Moulin without an
actual break' but that as the risk
. would be great In squalls or heavy
teas It would be foolhardy to proceed
without the strengthening rings and
clnmps which he expected to Hud at
With thnt ominous fracture before
us the wisdom of his decision seemed
undeniable und tho whole affair hnd
been managed In so realistic a manner
that I thought the engineer had done
Ills work n little too well. Having
teen all there wus to sec no made our
way bnok to ilia engine-room where
llnlsteud scared Orncla nearly out of
her wits by pjaelng her hand upon the
throttle-lever and telling her to push
. it down slowly the answering plungo
of the grcnt connecting rods making
litjr think thnt something wus nbout
kexplodc. Then we climbvd to the
eki the senorlta Insisting that Se-
bastlano should go first with tue and
accepting Halsteud's support In order
to keep hla on a level with herself
During the remainder of the after-
noon Sebastlano appeared to be In a
brown study planking a seoluded cor-
ner of the deck with Cura Junm At
dinner he started a discussion con-
cerning the chnnge of route by Jok-
ing the cura upon the unexpected
length of his voyage nnd hoping thnt
It would not inconvenience the other
pnsscngers; adding that as far as he
personally wns concerned the acci
dent had been n fortunnto one Inas
much as It would enable him to reach
his dcittuntlon at lenst two weeks
sooner tlinn he cxncctcd. I noticed
thnt he wns questioning Dinz during
(he menl so wns not surprised nt their
Cuming on dcak together or when
they npproached llalstead and myself
as we were enjoying our nfter-dlnncr
clgnrs on tho bridge. IMnz merely
touched his enp nnd retired to port
but the pndre remaining upon the
ladder until he should receive per
mission to Invade the ofllclnl precincts
snld thnt he'd like to hnvc a little clint
about the voyage.
llnlstend sent one of the qunrter-
masters below for another stool nnd
courteously offered him n clgnr. When
we were scttlcu comiorinuiy me
"Scnor Cnpltnn this my first voyage
Is to the l.ndrones; but much of the
luteret 1 hnvc for them nnd the In-
tcuclon hnve to un grnn descrlpclon
write while nmong Ins Islns I do re-
main. You the knowledge hnvc thnt
I go to Snlpnn 1 bcllete. Yes? And
Snlpan Is how far from Agann?"
"M' well let me see. I presume
you'll stop nt Onnipnng thnt's Tnnn-
png hnrbor. About n hundred nnd
twenty-live miles padre."
"And the trnnsportnclon cnpltnn7
I urn told thnt nothing they hnvc but
the the proas the nntlve bonis; und
thnt ery wet they sometimes art
"Well they nre rnther crnmpeii lor
room nnd I guess when there's much
of n wind rnther sloppy. Still they
arc very fast; If you have n good w I ml
you can nuike the run In nine or ten
hours. I should sny."
"'N'lrtc or ten of the hours'! finn-
tlslmnl In the one poslclonl What
does one not do por In Bervlclo plot
He Is not the voynge dangerous is he
"Dangerous? Oh I don't think so
nt this time of yenr. You might strike
a hurricane in July or August but you
could put In at one of the Islnnds If
tho weather looked threntcnlng;
they're none of them very for npnrt.
You're fnmlllnr with the general po
sition of the archipelago arc you not
pad re V"
"SI senor; I hnve seen them upon
tho ntlus. Like the string of little
"Shucks! You enn't tell anything
about them from nu ntlns; the scale's
too Biniill nnd they're miles nut of
the true position llnven't you ever
keen n chart of the Lndrones7 Would
you like to look nt one?"
"No si -ho luucho Interes por Ins
Islus. I fenr it will you lnconiodnr."
".Not nt nil padre; not at all. If
you nnd Mr. Stevens will come below
I'd be pleased to show it to you. I'm
"N1NB Oil TEN OP TI1K IIOUIIS! SAN
obliged to refer to the charts con-
stantly jou knuw."
The iiurny chart of the western l'n-
cltlc wns still upon the table in our
quarters nnd llalstead took from the
locker another on a lurger scnle of
the archipelago itself showing the ex-
act shape nnd bearing of each island.
From the absorbed way In which the
padre bent over them and listened to
the captain's remarks it was ensy
to see that his education hud been u
brond one comprehending readily as
he did marks und measurements thnt
would have puzzled most lnndsmeu.
llalstead had carefully erased our pen-
clllngs from the larger churt leaving
only the course as actually sailed up
to noon of that day; nnd at Sebastl-
nno's request he drew a line to Indi-
cate the direction in which we were
then sailing east hnlf north In or-
der to make l'oint Orote on Ouajan.
When he removed the ruler Sebastlano
"I was told capltnn that el Gunjan
the most southerly Island was; but
here I do one more see la Isln Santa
Ilosa with five little crosses marked
In Its circle. All entlcndo; he Is una
isln de coral una laguna. Is it not
"Well It may have been a good
while ago padre; but it's all under
water now and has been for leiernl
hundred years. We call It n reef In
English 'una roca sumergldn' I
guess you'd suy. There's no doubt but
that It was there once several of the
old navigators mention it but you
see these islands nre volcanic nnd It
hns probably sunk because no captuln
has found It since 1740."
"Ah! entlendo. Each of the cap-
Itanos who do sail near It do make
the sounding and when find they do
not behold It no longer must there be.
I suppose many the examluaclnn must
have made that los geografos so sure
are that It Is now gone?"
"Well not very many. The Chal-
lenger didn't get ns fur rnst as the
l.ndrones and the American cruiser
Alert Is the only one thnt renlly miidc
much of n search. You see the supply
ixiui ouiy comeB out nere lour times
u year and the place is not in the
trnck of any other ships"
In Coiupnnln yourself also hae
"Why personally I've never looked
for It. You see there's plenty of
sea room to keep clear of the place
and I don't see the use of risking my
ship by fooling around where n slionl
certainly existed at same time or oth-
er. As for the other captaltis who run
out here I doubt If they would bother
about U either."
"But would not you muon' hour
gain and una grnn recompense from
la soclcdnd geogrnflco It tho corrcet
report of su poilclon you did send
"Oh the lloynl society la always
glad to get anything of the kind and
they like to have every captuln rend
In what Information he can; still a
merchant skipper wouldn't bo expect-
ed to go out of his course for such n
smith. The worships nut supposed
to do most of the surveying you
"Ah si that I do know of course.
Hut ps you sny they conic not often
to the Lndroncs. Well iierhnps while
1 In gran nnrraclon de Ins Iilns nm
writing I may be nblu to make un ex-
umliiucloii with those native proas you
did speak of. if so the true poilclon
of every roca y Isla in the archipelago
I will send to you. Then los enpltuinn
the iinmc of el l'ndre Sebastlano will
bless; Is It not so?"
"Why pndre If you're renlly going
to write a book on the group I've no
objection to helping you out ull 1 con.
Hound ns we are for (Juajnti it
wouldn't take us more thnu n few
hours out of our wny to pass the po-
sition of that reef and take a sound-
ing or two If you think It would be
worth while. Hut you'd hate to make
It right with my prlmcro Mr. Din.
He feels pretty sore nbout hating to
overhaul his cargo on nceount of our
shifting nbout; you sec (lunjnu has
always been our last stop and all the
Agnnn stuff Is In the lower hold. Hut
If you can persunde him that there It
n chance of glory und than lot in it he
may feel In better humor. You go talk
to Diaz nnd Moreno; sny that It'll giro
them five or six hours more to gut their
stulT up nnd work it in as a fat or to
the church. Then if they come to me
nnd say they'd like to take n whack
nt Snutn llosn I'll head her a quarter
further cost In the morning."
"Ah rnpltun I hnvc the fcoryou nre
tin hcrcje; you do make the Joke upon
tho padres. Hut you nre un benetulo
so I you forgive. Kl prlmcro I will see
nnd til in absolve. Htieuns noches."
When l'ndre Sebastlano wus out of
hcurlug llnlhtead nnd I looked nt tneh
other. His expression must have been
n reflection of my own for it snld us
plainly ns words:
"Well whut do you think of thnt?"
I shook my head it wns u little too
much for me. Wc smoked In silence
for severnl minutes. Then the ciiptnln
sauntered out on deck to be sure there
wns no one near und carefully closed
the door when he returned.
"What I am trying to figure out"
he said "Is whether that oily old duck
is continued that we are Interested In
the reef or whether Ills suspicious
have been to completely lulled by the
accident that he thinks It snfc to med-
dle with It on his own account."
"Your Impression Is then that his
book on the Islands Is nothing but u
"M' blessed If I know what my Im-
pression Is. If he were really plan-
ning such a work nothing would be
mure natural than the questions lie
asked or bis anxiety to obtain all pos
bible Information. These islands hate
never been written up; there Isn't
even a cyclopedia that devotes more
than n thousand words to them most-
ly relating to their dlscotcry and noth-
ing else; und it would be u uuturnl ex-
planation of such a trip undertaken
by a man of his position and learning
On the other hand etery word und ac-
tion might easily be construed ns in-
dications of n secret purpose connect-
ed with thnt reef. I guess the only
Mtfc thing Is to accept the Inst suppo'
sltlon ami keep him from milking any-
thing out of It. Wc fooled hi in on the
"lPm fooled ourselves n little too
didn't we? You didn't count upon nn
actunl crack In that shaft did you 7"
"Whatl Do you menu to sny thnt
knowing nil nbout It you Well
I'm I Thnt's n compliment to Mnc.
Why man nllve he made that scratch
with n Cape chisel rhile she wns milk-
ing 00 turns then filled It with lump-
black and oil. He took the screws out
of the tank brackets and fixed them
with wooden plugs so's It would fall
strnlght when she rolled to lrctvard
and the hammer he used thnt made It
sound so hollow hnd n wooden head
blnckened with plumbngo. The shaft
Is nb sound as n new dnllnr but we'll
have to put n few of those clnmps un
It to enrry out I lie deception."
"Well you fooled me completely.
rW nn Impromptu nccldent it wns n
howling success. Old 1'nlnclos won't
move six feet from n llfe-presrrtcr for
the rest of the vnynge. Hut how nbout
those soundings? Are you renlly ko
Ing to take them?"
"Well I rnther guess I nm ns n pnr-
tlrulnr favor to my friend el 1'adrc Sc-
bnstlnno. And being quite Interested
in his forthcoming bnok I shnll use
every endenvor within the time thnt I
enn spare to make a thorough search
for It. Hut I'm very much nfrnld very
thnt he'll be no wiser than he was be-
fore. Why Horry I'd have steered
straight for the plnce myself If
I'd dnred. Hut further irregulnrltlrs
so soon nftcr the nccldent wouldn't do.
Now I'm obliging the pndre; nnd by
thunder I've got him Just where I
(Til US CONTINUED.)
WtOUBLE IN AFJilCA.
Great Britain' MlauadercUadlng
with the Boer Oevernmet
Brrnli Which Led Up to the Btralnad
ll-latlona of thp Present Day
Una-land's Tart Was Not a
That Great Ilrltaln Is preparing to
conquer the republic of South Afrlcn
M which tbe Inmutis l'nui ltrugrr is
president Is etldcnt; thut the task will
De n heavy one Is equally nppnrent to
inyone familiar with the character
warlike disposition and religious ter-
ror of the Hoers.
Viewed from a purely ethical stand
point the English government is In tho
wrong when It seeks to destroy the po-
iltlcnl Independence of the Hoers who
were the original settlers In South
Africa and whose valor nnd industry
prepared safe landing places for the
English traders and soldiers who ar-
rived years afterward.
Tito Hoers tho Dutch name for
"peosnnts" left Holland In the seven-
teenth century nnd took possession of
whnt Is now Capo Colony nftcr u long
and bloody struggle with the 'Zulus the
dominant trlbo of nntives. They were
left In undisturbed control of the coun-
try for years until the beginning of the
present century in fact when the dis-
covery of vnst gold and diamond fields
aroused the cupidity of English adven-
turers und capitalists. In 18H tho Hocr
territory which had been existing un-
der a crude form of republlenu govern-
ment was formally annexed to (Irrnt
Ilrltaln. llatlier than become subjects
of any European prince or power the
Ignorant yet liberty-lot Ing Hoers
moied and wrested the Natal country
from the still powerful Zulus. Uy tradi-
tion and training they were cattlemen
and farmers nnd In thu newly-con
and gold fields coal Iron and oopper
mines and timber of great value. The
Hoers hove never done anything: toward
the development of the mineral re-
source of jthe country preferring the
raisins; 4of- eattle to iggag for pre-
cious ores. Foreigners of all national-
ities naturally gravitated toward this
new Eldorado and powerful companies
Invested fortunes In smelling plants
and mining machinery so that the pop-
ulation Increased quickly to 830000 of
whom less than 75000 are Hoers. In or-
der to prevent their absorption by new
comers the founders of the South Af-
rican republic drilled every citizen In
military tactics and organized a sys-
tem of government which virtually dis-
franchises nil foreigners or ultlauders.
In 1875 the Hoers passed a law or rath-
er reaffirmed nn old Inw to the effect
that the people will admit of no equal-
ity of persons of color with thu white.
Inhabitants either In stale or churah.
In the snme year a wnrwltli rebellious
natives had emptied the Hocr treasury;
and England felt called upon to Inter-
file "in the name of huiunnlty" und
Sir Theophllus Shcpstono on April 13
1877 annexed thcTrnnrnal. More than
three years aftrrwnrd the Impov-
erished Hoers began nn nctlvc war far
Independence. They hnd c)iosen a new
provisional government with l'nul Kru-
gcr M. W. l'rclorlus nnd 1'. J. Joubcrt
nt Its hend. SlrO. Potncroy Collcy lieu-
tenant governor of Nntnl refused recog-
nition to the Krugcr administration
nnd led n punitive expedition against
the Hoers. In January 1881 hit troops
enmc to I.aing'n Neck where they met
(leu. Jnubcrt's foiycs nnd in less than
flic minutes 109 English soldiers hnd
been killed. A few dnys Inter the troops
met ngnln on the banks of the Ingogo
where Collcy lust another IS men. On
February 27 occurred the famous but-
tle of Mnjubn Hill In which Collcy nnd
the flower of his nriny bit the dust.
Shortly afterward England recognized
the Independence of the Trnustnnl was
given a rrsldent agent nt 1'retorln wns
permitted to cstnbllsh it fictional suzer-
ainty nnd In It turn granted nil the dc-
innnds of the Hoers. Krugcr hns re-
mnlned president ever since 18S1 nnd
A HAH OF PRUDEWCI.
He Thoaa-ht a Cyclone Cellar Mhjtht
Oosae 1st Haadr Whesi He
Every woman V'A
vivscitysM TNjoroi p
stomach is the first
besuty In eithf r men i
nf th 'sickness of tl
from weak dictation.
"Speaking of wives and their dispositions ' ?" tf "MS
and tendencies" ssld Mr n ssum io n ;;: hUh. There Is nolhl
ir"BW.1IJ" 'CK WJl'f t TBE cure of stomsch trouble..'
mart. inrrc wni uuiin jrum mv .
for ten yesrs In the cyclone belt In Ksniss
trying to rsiie corn and mortssges snd
things like that until he was able to bor-
row money enough to get bsck to Msry-
l.n.l airiln trllhnlll walking InOf tlllD hslf
ohn come right to me snd I let him
vate Revenue Stamp
... ........ ..........- --- - -.
nsveajou on my isrm ai u nmniiii
for ho was s hard worker and thrifty. At
the end nf the first ytsr he luul got the
Widow Allen's promme to marry him In
October nnd he rented s nice little firm
to do bmlnets sgsin on his own hook
.lohn wss a widower hlmielf snd being a
prsrtlcnl sort of a msn he went to work
tight swsy putting tin farm and the house
Makes That a Ms
rilson Are you going to Ul
Dilion-Oh. noj they'd tule :
"Yes; you know I am connect.
ntliuil uuivau. vr...w .-
LMIh Ca Waar
Ono alto smaller after uslaf
Kase. a nowdar.for the feet.
W 'On Jay I happened over hi. JT ' na-'fXL Imow!
(mm ..i f.nhi ii tn tiitmtrttt at titijs in tna ------- .. i.
.. ami .un.... . .. ".... -v. ... -nnd bunions ai an
"'What's that for!' save I walking
srntind and looking ovir tlilngi.
" 'That's a cyclone cellar Mr. Biikum'
" 'A cyclone cellar?' ssys I conildcrably
imtntmlifd. 'What do you want a cyclone
cellnr for? 'This ain't Rsniut..'
"'I know it ain't' isy. he; 'hut you
know Mr. Ilinkuni' and Tie got very con-
fidential 'I'm going to git married and a
cyclone cellar may rotnr in mighty handy oc-
casionally.' " Washington Star.
SHAPE OF AN ANAESTHETIC.
stores. 2fl& Trial package .
Address Allen b. uimsiaa j
A New Oas
fQ.Mr T h.r that
to your wife's going through yd
"How do you work It?"
"Put tscks In your
quercd region they found fat pastures
fnr llirlr vtoek und rich vlrcln soil lor
their crops. In 1837 Natnl was u Hocr nothing occurred to disturb the trnn-
.lute to ull intents and purposes and qullllty of the liner government until
rnrrcHAriD BTituirr. joiiAKxnsnuna.
promised to nfford n permanent homn
to the industrious thousands who had
Hut three years later Lord Napier
then governor of the t'npe Colony Is-
sued u proclnmntion denying the right
of the Hoers to form un Independent
colony anywhere In Afrlcn. The Hoers
paid tery little attention to this pro-
niinelnmento und nothing would hnve
come of it luul nut the agents of the
various ehnrtercd rnmpnnlc In London
dlsrnwri'd rich gold mid diamond de-
posits in Nntnl. In 1S4U Jlritlsli troops
were sent to Invade the liner stiong-
holds und Natal becuiiio n Hrltlsb col-
ony. The Hoers then began their sec-
ond "trek" or move nnd crossed the
Kllpp rlter lighting Hie Zulus nil the
wny with the Intention of occupying
the fertile tract lying between the
Kllpp and HiilTiilo rltcrs. When the
llrltlsh government became aware of
this Intention it proclaimed the ItulTa-
lo river us the northern boundary of
For the third time the Hoers moved
this time Into the country bounded on
the cast by the DrakeiiHberg on the
north by the Vntil on the south by the
Oruge und on the west by the Vaul
rruaralltr of Naturalist.
Agasslz when a young muii paid a
visit to thu great Wermun naturalist
l'rof. Lorenz Okeu. Thu professor re-
ceived his guest with warm enthusiasm
but uppur'jiit euiburrassment. Ho
showed hla visitor the laboratory and
thu studentM ut work nlso his cabinet
anil lastly Ills splendid library of books.
it collection well deserving thu glow of
pritlu which thu owner manifested ns
hu expatiated un Its excellence. Thu
dinner hour cntue and then thu embar-
riiHsmuiit of tho great (lermuii reached
Its maximum point. "M. Agasslz" ha
said with perturbation "to gnther nnd
keep up tlitit library exacts the utmost
husbandry of my pecuniary menus.
To accomplish this I allow myself no
luxury whatcter. Hcnco my table Is
restricted to tho plainest faro. Thrlco
u week our table boasts at incut; thu
other days wu havu only potatoes and
Halt. tcry much regret that jour visit
bus occurred upon u potuto day." And
so thu splendid Switzcr and the greut
(Jcrmnti witli his students dined to-
gether on p'jtntoes nnd snlt. Sun Fran
VTe have come to the conclu.lou that
this world Is so bright that even tbe
raindrop are little beads of light.
Silt ALKHKU MII.NKII.
(llrltlsh High Commissioner to
and established Hie Orange Free State.
England Its eyes ever on the main
chance annexed the Orange Free Stute
in 18t8; nnd the putlent Hoers began
their fourth move across the Vuul
river northward Into what Is now
known ns the Transvaal.
The patience of the people wns thor-
oughly exhausted; nnd on .lunr 17 18.8
thu burghers stopped at Illoemfnnteln
the cnpitnl of thu Orange Free Stute
nnd routed the llrltlsh regulnrs. On
August 29 of the same year the Hoers
were defeated by tl.clr enemies ul
HooinplutH but only nftcr n stubborn
fight. The exodus to the Trnnsvuiil
continued but 18000 Hoers remained
In the Ornnge Free State to harass the
Urltlsh soldiers and miners.
In 1850 thu Knfllr war broke out. The
English forces were too wcuk to cope
with HiIh rebellion nnd In order to pin-
cnto tliq Hoers who were Inclined to
side with the nnthes tho llrltlsh gov
eminent nckuowlcdgtd the Independ-
ence of the Ornngo Free State Hut
this did not help the settlers In thu
Transvaal whoso political organization
was recognized only nftcr evcro strug-
gles. The Transvaal Is n strip of terrltoty
500 by 400 miles with nil urea of 120000
square tulltv. It is rich in diamond
lS05-0fi when Jameson mnde his ill-
fated raid agninst Johannesburg the
commercial center of the Trnnsvnni.
The Hoers weru prepared for the inva-
sion nnd vanquished the udtcnttircrs In
Since then the ultlnnders who pny
most of tuxes collected In the Trims-
vaul. hnvc scleral times uppllrd to the
English gotcrnineiit for redress of
grletunccs. Among other things they
demand the right nf franchise nnd n
voice In the expenditure of thu vast
KiiniM which they arc compelled to pay
Into the Hocr treasury. Joseph Cham-
berlntn the llrltlsh colonlnl secretary
responded to the call of the ultlauders
the majority of whom arc Englishmen
and Americans; und not tery long ago
Sir Alfred Milner. llrltlsh high com-
missioner for Smith Africa met Presi-
dent Krugcr to dlM'tissu lead just men t
of Transvaal affairs. The English olll-
rial nski'd for more liberal naturaliza-
tion laws and an Increase of ultlniider
rcprcscntiitltcs in the "volksriuul."
President Krugcr submitted a counter
proposition that citizenship be granted
to foii'lgueiH upon the following con-
ditions: First registration 14 days
nftcr nrrital: second six mouths' notice
ot Hit rut Inn : third two yrurs con
tinuous registration; fourth continu
ous residence; fifth to hate undergone
no dishonoring sentence; sixth proof
of obedience to the laws; nt-ienth full
title of franchise In the country of
origin; eighthly the possession of prop-
erty or a yearly Income; ull these con-
ditional upon England's consent to the
incorporation of .Swnrlliiud into the
This counter proposal was of course
rejected by the llrltlsh commissioner;
nml It is quite probable Hint consent to
the English demands will be enforced
nt the point of the bayonet. The Trans-
vual Is prepared for such an outcome.
Its fortifications nre In a splendid con-
dition nnd Its army of 30000 men
headed by Den. Joubcrt Is equipped
with Mauser rifles und modern artil-
lery. Should war come It will be a
stubborn nnd bloody conflict the suc-
cess of which may hang In the balances
for n long time. That England will win
In the long run In almost certain but
whether the victory will be worth tho
sncrlficc it must entail is another ques-
tion a. W. WEU'l'lEUT.
FIND DAG OP COIN.
As llpserllird !r an Kmlnrut Special
1st Who Hnd Used One la
It I. a Hath phyttcinn who tells the follow
"'Some time ago I happened to sp.nd the
night in a country town not far from Uath
and it happened that there was stopping
at the Mine hotel an itinerant eye ipccisl-
int. "Wc drifted into a conversation and
during the coure of tho evening he told
fie some of the marvelous operationa he
had performed on the eye. One can1 in
ptrtieulnr he spoke of that c.iu'fil me
toimdrrahlc attnniahment for I didn't
know I conffM that the operation had
been stirrcMftilly petfornud. He raid he
nail recently taken nut n putlcnl's eye
leraprd the back nf it snd returned it to
vts proper place. The patient he laid was
never troubled by bad eyeiight afterward.
" 'That was a difficult operation doctor?'
" 'Yc.' aaid he 'It wa.'
'"! -jppcuf ou found it nccenary to
employ an siiaeitlietic!'
" I .lid ' ! tlmitlA.l
" 'What anaesthetic did you me doc-
tor!' I pmiitcd.
Oh well unions you are familiar with
such operations you probably wouldn't
understand if I were to tell you. Hut
it ell. It was shaped something like a spoon'
explained the eminent ipccialist." Letvia-
ton l.Mc.) Journal
Mrs. Hcnpctk The Episcopal funeral
service i so beautiful! I want it read over
mn when 1 dip.
Mr. Henncek Certainly! There's some
thing in it about "Here endeth the first
lcMnn" isn't there? Ksiaas City Inde-
pendent. The first Prracrlptton for Chllla.
and Fcter Is a bottlo of Grove's TAsmtss
L'niu Tonic. It Is simply Iron and nulnlno tn
a tasteless form. Nocure nopay. PricclOc.
The scarcity of men should never reiult
In making a poor one more desirable but It
unfortunately doct. Atchieon Olobe.
The man who doesn't believe In liens is
liable to Rrt fresh paint on his clothe..
Ta Tn re a Cold la One Bar
Take T.axntlvo Hromo Oulnlao Tablets. Alt
druggists return! moucy If It falls to cure. 20c.
And Is it not due to nerve
exhaustion? Things alwi
look so much brighter when '
re In good health. How can
you fasve courage when suffer-
log with headache nervous
prostration and great physical
Would you not like to be rid
of this depression of spirits?
How? By removing the
cause. By taking
So much of the hannineis of lifcdtnrnd.
on whether tou will give tin your aolo for a
p.itt In the chorui. Ham's Horn.
After physicians had given me up I was
saved by riso's Cure Rslph Erifg WU-
lumsport ra. iov. a ibiu.
Automobile or ought not to mobile le.m.
tn be the question at iuue. Cycling Ga-
zette. Ilall'i Catarrh Core
Is taken Internally. 1'rice 75c.
For disobedience the smnll hoy frequent-
y takes the palm. Chicago Daily Xetr..
"Keeping nt It" f a inlghtv good substi-
tute for real genius. I.. A. W. ilulletln.
It gives activity to ill parts
that carry away useless and
poisonous materials from your
body. It removes the cause of
your suffering because it re-
moves sll impurities from your
blood. Send for our book on
r To keep In good hestth you
must bsve perfect action of the
bowels. Ayer's Pills cure con-
stlpatlon and biliousness.
rsrhsM too woalit Ilk to eeotclt
i cromDt rplT.
' .a - An mbb
muw ua. ti u. iiut.
L'nlians Stripping the Hpanlah Cruls
rr Almlrasfle Uuurndo Sink
A number of Cuban fishermen who
wcru working the other day on the
wreck of the Spanish cruiser Almlrunte
Oqiicmln near Santiago stripping thu
hulk of brass und copper fittings found
$3000 In specie und $8000 in Spanish
currency. The paper money wnB found
aft by a dlter. It Is badly damaged by
the action of the water and has little
value except ns a curiosity. The spe-
cie consisting of SI.'JOO In gold and
$1600 In silver wns found in n bag on
the deck of the vessel It Is etldcnt
that some ufllccr wns compelled to drop
It where It wns found while ho was at-
tempting to carry It ashore uftcr the
wurahlp was beached
Mr. Moon I don't like to ask Jabber-
ton ubout his hralth.
Mrs. Hoon Why not?
Mr. Hoon Olil he promptly tells mo
about it. 1'uck.
SSaf 5atW.rCy 1
Cu-ii.jjji 2 t'iVV7afl sbbbW r0 sasurfia.o a
V'2Zl tmUUf'3L -.a-aftt
?r7ij.i aw7lx''Aaisv J sunnwn.ntaaaaaaaaa''
Vv2V tSw SWJ i. -eft4 SBdUSraaasjBjfgasasf
SwSBrry aSa V-W-Af -Mjaawasna)avaww-
hzSjTflWm ga&S&-bAi risant palatable r-ownt.
HiQWVAFA:Afi VamlfiSali Ooo3.NierSlcsn. Wtaksn.or
I have been trouble a great dal
with a torpid liver whlrb produces oonitlpa-
tlon. I found CASCARKTS to b all youclah
for them and secured suck relief tbe Brat trial
that 1 purchased snolbcrsupplr snd wss com-
pletely cured. I shall onlj be too slsd to rec-
ommend Csscsrels whenever tbe opportunity
Is presented." J A. smith.
bkii .imqusoanna Ave. rnncaeipuis ra.
Tait Oooa. Do
... OURsT. CONSTIPATION. ...
ImOm lWf tMU niMi MMtnl Urn Ih. u.
Ail Excellent Combination.
Tho pleasant method and beneficial
efTccts of thu well known remedy
St mil' or Fins manufactured by the
Caufoiihia t'lo Smur Co. Illustrate
tho vuluo of obtaining the liquid laxa-
tive principles of plants known to be
medicinally laxative and presenting
them In tbe form most refreshing to the
tnsto and accontable to the system. It
Is the one perfect strengthening laxa-
tive cleansing thu system effectually
dispelling colds headaches and fevers .
gently yet promptly and enabling ono
to overcome habitual constipation per-
manently. Its perfect freedom from
ovcry objectionable quality and sub-.
stance and Its acting on the kidneys I
liver and bowels without weakening .
or Irritating them make it the ideal .
In tho process of manufacturing figs
arc used as they are pleasant to the
taste but the medicinal qualities of thu
remedy are obtained from senna and
other uromntlo plants by a method
known to the CAi.ironHiA Flo Srnur
Co. only. In order to get Ita beneficial
effects and to nvold imitations please
remember the full name of tho Company
printed on the front of every package.
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ALL SUBSTITUTSS OR IMITATIONS.
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