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py Greeting to All !
b, the Hardware Man,
Has just received the
cest Assortment of Lamps
in the west. Also a nice line of silver-plated
ffee Pots and Tea-kettles; something new,
beauty and durability. We handle the
continued from first page.
feck to Ceralvo's to inquire. Too
mat bar met him."
"No, ws made a circuit cams by
the old trail around the bead of the
slough. We haven't passed anybody,
have we, Tony?" he asked of the si
lent honemaB by hit aide.
"None, aemor: but there were many
hoof traile leading to Ceralvo's," waj
the answer, in the Spanish tongue.
"Then you'll Deed water here, Mr.
Harvey. It's a 16 mile puU across to
loreno,,"aaid Wlaf , a the four mule
team came laboring np to the spot asd
willingly halted, the lantern at the for
ward axis alowly settling into inertia
from ita peadolaalike awing.
"Where are we, NcdV1 hailed a
blithe young voice. Sweet and silvery
md heating, for either soft or hard coal, which will
I regardless of cost for the next three weeks. Ke
er we carry a full line of Hardware, Stoves and
nware and would be pleased to have you call and see us.
L. DAVIS, - - - CASH STO&K
Repairing Promptly Executed.
to the trooper's
"Siyel? not at
U. P. TIME TABLE.
No.S Atlantic Express Dept 12:90 A. M
No. 8 Chicago Express 630 A. if.
No. 4-Fst Mail 8 50 A. jr.
No. 2-Limitd " 10:05 A. M
No. 23-Treiht " 750 A.
Ofo. 18 Freight..., ... " 600 f. if
No:22-FreihT..:.: :.. "4:05 A. H
ooiko wxst mountain timx.
No. 7 Pacific Kxoress Dept 4:40a
No. 5-Denrer Express " 1030 p. x
No. 1 Limited " 10:00.
No.21-Ficht " 430 p.
No. 23 Freight " fcdOA.
N. B. OLDS. Agent.
QRIMES & WILCOX,
XOKTH PLATTE, ... NEBRASKA.
Office over North riaUo National Bank.
NORTH PLATTE. - - - NEBRASKA.
Office: Uinman Block, Spruce Hjreet.
R. X. F. DONALDSON,
Assistant Snrgeon Union Pacific Railway
and Member ot Pension Board,
NORTH PLATTE. ... NEBRASKA.
Office over Streltz's Drug Store.
M. EVES, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office: Neville's Block,
and Children a Specialty.
Disease' of Women
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
Curbing, Building Stone,
And all kinds of Monumental
and Cemetery Work.
Careful attention given to lettering of
every description. ..Jobbing done on
short notice. Orders solicited and esti
mates freely given.
R. D. THOMSON,
Contactor ' and finler.
127 Sixth St. Cor. of Vine,
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
Bj virtue of the laws of the 8tata of Nebraska
I heivbr offer a reward of Fifty Dollars for the
emptor and conviction of any person charged
with horse stealing in Lincoln county.
Meats at wholesale and re
tail. Fish and Game in
season. Sausage at 'all
times. Cash paid for Hides.
E. B. WARNER.
Kheumatism, Nervous Dis
eases and Asthma
CANNOT BE CURED without
the aid of ELECTRICITY.
We do not sell the apparatus, but
rent. CURE GUARANTEED.
Send for further information to
P. A. LEONARD &CO.f
FARMS FOR JfflLE!
Four of Lincoln County's
Each containing ICO acres. Well
adapted for farming and stock rais
ing; nine miles from railroad sta
tion. One farm contains a fine
young orchard, and is well im
proved. For further particulars
BOX 45, NORTH PLATTE, NEB.
$3 to $9.
$15 to $30.
Call at Evans1 Book Store and see
samples of goods.
CM. NEWTON, AGT.
160 acrcB of land in section IS, town
ship 13, range, 27, four miles northeast
of Maxwell, in Lincoln county Nebraska;
90 acres good farm land, 12 acres of
which is broke; the remainder good
grazing land. awnee creeic, a live
stream, runs through the land. Frame
bouse, two stables and otber outbuild
ings, good well, an irrigation ditch and a
small creek near house. Also breaking
plow, stirring plow, riding cultivator and
single cultivator, cooking stove and
cooking utensils. Price 8800 for the
and and implements. Call on or ad
dress, NxroLEox St. Marie,
463 Maxwell, Neb.
F. M. HECK, Prop.
DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF
Fresh, Salted and Smoked
Hams, Bacon, Fresh Sausage, Poul
try, Eggs, Etc.
Cash Paid for Hides and Furs.
Your patron ace is. respectfully so
licited and we will aim to please
you at all times.
A full line of first-class funeral supplies
always in stock.
NORTH PLATTE, - NEBBRSKA.
Telegraph orders promptly attended to.
I. A. FORT,
Has 200,000 acres of U. P. R. R. land for j
6ale on the ten year plan. Call and
see him if you want a bargain.
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"Not yet, padfffta mla. Is Ruth
awake? Tell her to poke that curly
pate of hers out of the door. I want
yon to know Mr. "Wing, Sergeant Wing,
who has charge of the signal station
Almost instantly a slender hand, hold
ing a little brass hurricane lantern, ap
peared at the opening, followed by a
sweet, smiling face, while just behind
it peered another, only a trifle older and
more serious, yet every whit as pretty.
Wing raised his old felt hat and mentally
cursed the luck that had sent him down
there in his ragged shirt sleeves. Pike,
the cynic, busied himself in getting
the buckets from underneath the stout
spring wagon, and bumped his head
savagely against the trunk laden boot as
"1 never dreamed of seeing ladies
tonight, " laughed the sergeant. "It's
the rarest sight in all the world here,
but I remember you well when you
came to Yuma last year. That was
when you were going to school at San
Francisco, I believe. "
"That was when I was in short
dresses and a long face, sergeant,"
merrily answered the younger girl. "I
hated the idea of going there to school.
Fan, here, was willing enough, but I
had never know anything but Arizona
nd Mexico. All I could think of was
that I was leaving home."
"She was soon reconciled, Mr.
Wing," said Miss Harvey; "there were
some very pleasant people on the steam
er." "Ob, very pleasant for you, Fan, but
what did they care for n chit of 14?
You had lovely times, of course."
"So did you, Ruth, from the very
day Mr.Drnmmond helped you to catch
"Ah! we were more than half way to
San Francisco then," protested Miss
Ruth promptly, "and nobody had
taken any notice of me whatever tip to
"Well, Mr. Drummond made tip for
lost time from that on, " laughed the
elder sistee. "I never told of her, Ned
wasn't I good? but Ruth lost her
young heart to a cavalry cadet not a
year out of the Point."
"Is it our Lieutenaut Drummond
who was with you?" queried Wing.
"Oh, yes; why, to be sure, he is of
your regiment. He was going back to
testify before some court at the pre
sidio, and wasn't madamo mean? J
she wouldn't allow him to call on Ruth
at the school, even when I promised to
play chaperon and insure strict pro
priety and no flirting.
Ruth Harvey had, with quick move
ment, uplifted a little hand to silence
her sister, but tho hand dropped.
startled, and the color rushed to her
face at Wing's next words:
"Then you're almost sure to meet the
lieutenant tonight or tomorrow. He's
been scouting the Santa Maria and the
Christobal and is duo along here at this
And now.Miss Harvey had the field
to herself,- for the younger sister drew
back into the dark depths of the cov
ered wagon and spoke no more. In 10
minutes the team was rattling down
the eastward slope, and Sergeant Wing
turned with a sigh as at last even the
sound of hoof and wheel had died away
Slowly ho climbed the steep and
crooked trail to their aerie at the peak.
xto sign or Jackson yet, no message
rrom the ranch, no signal fires at Mo
f eno s or beyond.
Yet was ho right in telling Harvey
with such precious freight to push on
across that open plain when there was
even rumors of Apaches in the air ? The
loveliness of those two dark, radiant
faces, the pretty white teeth flashing in
toe lantern light, the soft, silvery, girl
ish voices, the kindly, cordial handclasp
vouchsafed him by the elder as they
rolled away these were things to stir
the heart of any man long exiled in this
desert land. It had been his custom
to spend an hour in chat with his com
rades before turning m for the night,
but with Jackson still away and Pike
still plunged in gloom with, moreover,
new and stirring emotions to investi
gate and analyze Wing strolled off by
himself, passed around the rockv but
tress at the point and came to the broad
ledge overlooking the eastward way to
the distant range.
Here a mass of tinder, dry baked by
weeks exposure to the burning sun
shine, stood in a pyramid of firewood
ready to burst in flame at first touch
of the torch. Close at hand were the
stacks of reserve fuel. "Never light
this until you know the Indians are
raiding west of the Christobal, " were
his orders. But well he knew that once
ignited it could be seen for many a
league. Here again he filled his faithful
pipe, and moving a safe distance away
lighted its charge and tossed the match
stump among the jagged rocks below.
He saw the spark go sailing down
ward, unwafted from its course by faint
est breath of air. Then he heard Pike's
growl or something like it and called
to him to ask if he heard Jackson. No
answer. Sure that he had heard the
gruff though inarticulate voice of his
comrade, he hailed again more loudly
than before, and still there came no re
ply. Surprised, he stepped quickly
back around the rocky point to where
the tents lay under the sheltering cliff
and came face to face with three dark,
shadowy forms, whose moccasined foot
steps gave no sound, whose masked and
blackened faces defied recognition,
whose cocked revolvers were thrust into
his very face before a lariat settled over
his shoulders, snapped into place; and
yelling for help when help was miles
beyond range of his ringing voice Ser
geant Wing was jerked violently to
earth, dragged into a tent, strapped to a
cot, deftly gagged and then left to him
self. An instant later the Picacho was
lighted up with a lurid,' unearthly
glare; the huge column of sparks went
whirling and hissing up on high, and
far and near the great beacon was
warning all seers that the fierce Apache
cautioned his companion, "but 1 ready
Far out beyond the swaying, bound
ing vehicle; far out across the blistered
plain, the glare and gleam fell full
upon the brown adobe walls at Mo
reno's, and glittering eyes and swarthy
faces peered through the westward
aperture, while out in the corral the
night lights were dancing to and fro,
and Fecny, sore perplexed, but obedi
ent to orders, was hurrying the prepa
rations of his men.
Murphy's wild announcement had
earned conviction to the major's soul,
despite all Feeny's pleadings, and the
sight of that beacon furiously burning,
the thought of those helpless women
being borne off into the horrors of cap
tivity among the Indians, had conspired
to rouse the paymaster to unlooked for
assertion of himself and his authority.
In vain had Fecny begged him to think
of his money, to remember that out
laws would resort to any trick to rob
him of his guard and might have even
overpowered Wing and his party and
then lighted the beacon. The chain of
evidence, the straight story told by his
morning visitor, the awful news con
tained in the penciled note brought in
by Mullan, were considerations too po
tent to be slighted.
In vain did Feeny point out to him
that if Apaches were really in the
neighborhood Wing would not be con
tent with starting the fire, but would
surely signal whither to go in search
of them, and that no vestige of signal
torch had appeared. Old Pluinmer
vowed he could never again know -a
moment of peace if he neglected to do
anything or everything in his power
to 6ave the girls. Most reluctantly he
agreed that Feeny sbouia remain in
charge of the safe and the two drugged
and helpless men. Murphy and all the
others were ordered out forthwith -to
march rapidly northeastward until they
struck the trail of tho pursuit and then
to follow that. In 15 minutes, with
four pack mules ambling behind, away
they went into the darkness, and all
that was left to man the ranch and de
fend the government treasury against
all comers was tho phlegmatic but de
termined paymaster, his physically
wrecked but devoted clerk, Sergeant
Feeny, raging at heart, but full of
fight, and a half breed packer named
Pedro. The two senseless, and drunken
troopers were of course of no uso to any
Even as the detachment mounted,
Latham with it, old Moreno appeared
at the doorway shrouded in his gerape.
Approaching Murphy by the side far
thest from Plummer and the sergeant,
he slipped a fat canteen from under his
cloak and thrust it into the corporal's
ready hand. "Hush-h no words,"
he whispered. "All is well. I keep
my promise. Ana so saying he had
slunk away, but Feeny was on the off
side quick as a shot, quicker than the
corporal could stow the bulky vessel
in his saddle bags. Wresting it from
the nerveless hand of his junior, Feeny
hurled it with all his force after the
Mexican's retreating form. It Btruck
Moreno square in the back of the neck
and sent him pitching heavily forward.
Only by catching at a horse post did
he save himself from a fall, but, as he
straightened up. his face was one not to
be looked at without a shudder; grind
ing teeth, snapping, flashing eyes, venge
ful iontortions of brow and jaw. hate,
fury and revenge,, all were quivering
with tho muscles under that swarthy
skin, RtxL. the .gleaming knife was
I 1TI IllR-nnm'Jul linml u
clasped m his -anrL4ed hand as. driv-
ing into tho ranch .affd ouWf sight of
tho hated "gringos," he burst "into.,
the room where sat his wife and)
j, 1 a z Cri i
aaiigmur, aim xuKing aioau.inrt
that he leaped like a panther'to ';
door, fastened on the farther
where ono instant he stood bef
mission could be gained, and t
panel in which there warily
bearded face, swarthy as his own,
then Senora Moreno hurriedly I
the shutter and took up her
Something had to bo done to h
uproar of blasphemy and imp;
mingling with the shout of exuli
that instantly followed her lord's'
mission to tho den.
Nine o'clock came. MjaCBkyj
party wcro gone, vTho 1
blazed at the westward pass.
of the guitar had v ceased. Silei
reigned about the ranch. 01dPlumm
with anxious face plodded slowly
and down the open space in'frontl'
the deserted bar. Feeny, "with, thri
loaded carbines close at hand and
belt bristling with revolvers, was
vidmg his attention, between the
and tho still sleeping troopers,
once m a while ho woulcLatatlasi'
major at the safe, wlfich 'Uad'been'
hauled into the easternmost of the'
rooms that opened to the front
of on the corral, and, revolver in han7
would patrol tho premises, never fail
ing to stop at a certain window behind-
which he believed Moreno to be lurking
to warn that impulsive greaser not to
show his head outside his room if he
didn't want it blown off his shoulders;
never failing on his return to stir up
both recumbent forms, with angry foot,
and then to shower in equal portions
cold water and hot imprecations upon
To Pedro he had intrusted the duty
of caring for tho horses of his prostrate
comrades. Every faculty he possessed
was on the alert, watching for the
faintest sign of treachery or hostility
from within, listening with dread but
stern determination for the first sound
of hoof beats from without. It must
have been about 10 o'clock when, leav
ing Mr. Dawes, the clerk, seated in the
dark interior beside the safe, Feeny
Once again he found the paymaster
wearily, anxiously patrolling his self
assumed poet out beyond the westward
wall. Tb preMDce of common danger,
tka staff official'! forgetfulness of self
and his funds in his determination to
aid the wretched women whom he
firmly believed to hare been run off by
the Apaches, had won from the sergeant
the tribute of more respectful demean
or, even though he held the story of the
raid to be an out and oat lie.
"Anr si ens or sounds vet. sir?" he
questioned in muffled tone.
"Why, I thought just a moment
ago-r-I heard something like the crack
of a whip far out there on the plain."
"That's mighty strange, sir; no stage
is due coming east until tomorrow
night, and no stage would dare pull out
on this stretch in face of the warning
there at Picacho."
"Well, it may have been imagina
tion. Mv nerves are all unused to
this sort of thing. How do you work
this affair when you want to reload,
sergeant? I'm blessed if I understand
it. I never carried a revolver before in
Feeny took the glistening, nickel
plated Smith & Wesson, clicked the
hammer to the safety notch, tested the
cylinder springs, and touching the
lever showed his superior by the feel
rather than sight how the perfect me
chanism was made to turn on its hinge
and thrust the emptied shells from their
"The Lord grant we may have no
call to 6hoot tonight, sir, but I mis
doubt the whole situation. That fire's
beginning to wear itself out already,
and any minute I look to hear the hoof
beats of the Morales gang, surround
ing us here on every side. If they'll
only hold off till toward morning and I
can brace up these two poor devils
they've poisoned, we can stand 'em off
awhile until our fellows begin to come
back or Lieutenant Drummond hears
of the gathering."
"And do you still believe there are
no Apaches in this business?" asked
"Not out north or west, sir; they're
thick enough ahead in the Santa Maria,
but not to the north, not to the west 1
can't believe that. Those Morales fel
lows know everything that is going on.
They knew that just about this time
Ned Harvey was expected along escort
ing his sisters home. They knew you
had never seen him and could easily
be made to believe the story. Every
thing has been done to hold us back,
first at Ceralvo's and afterward here,
until they could gather all their gang
in "force sufficient to attack, then
Hist! listen! There's hoofs now. No,
not out there, the other way, from the
TucSdhT road, east. God grant it's
some of our fellows coming back!
Keep watch here, major; I'll run out
Hastily picking up a carbine as he
passed the door, Fecny ran nimbly out
across the sandy barren, disappearing
in the darkness to the southeast. Old
Plummer's heart beat like a hammer
as he listened for the hail. A moment
more he could hear hoof beats and the
voices of men in low tones; then, low
toned, too, but sharp and stern, Feeny's
challenge rose upon the night :
"Who comes there?"
Instantly jthe invisible party halted,
surprised, but with tho promptness born
of frontier experience back came the
"Who argjou and where from?"
"'George saarvey and party from Tuc-
soar. looking for Moreno's, who are
- !.$nited .otates -cavalry on escort
VaT.rf Jibirjaany in your party?
TrjT-mJj two nere; we were delayed
leKhaV signs in the Santa Maria
rest -are some miles behind with
mules. Are wo near the ranch?
's that light out to tho west?"
'Never mind that now. Dismount
up alone, Mr. Harvey. I must
y wanted to gam time. His
was'-wbirling. Here was partial
atioh of the story told bv the
Ned Harvey in the morning.
Was the father coming with guard
lay mules to meet his children
as their morning visitor declared
as expected to do. Was it possible
ta&that the tale was true that
children were there at tho Gila.
a. wide detour around Ceralvo's
taking the northward route around
Moreno's voice, tremulous with? arm-1 siren too mack to "the whirl and rasa
pathy and distress, fell upon their ears, iaciaent to the race after wealth and the
"Senor Harvey, my heart bleeds for . worship of Mammon, to see one mam in
a a. A. X. 3 a.
you. X saw mm am an insiani, out it
was he Senor Edward, your -boh."
"God of heaven! And your men have
gone, all of them!"
"All but Feeny here.
"Northeast, toward the Christobal?'
"Yes, but stop one moment now and
look at this note. Ia it your son's writ
ing?" And Plummer produced the
crumpled page while Feeny held the
light. Feverishly Harvey examined
the scrawl, his hand trembling so hard
he could not steady the paper.
"Itis like enough," moaned. "It
was written in such msd haste. My
horse!" he cried, "and you como with
ae, George. Send the others on our
trail as soon as they get in. Give me
another pistol if you can, I have but
one, and in God's namo order along
the first troops that reach you."
Then in less than a minute even the
galloping hoofs had muffled their dull
thunder in the darkness and distance
With wild dread spurring him on, the
father was gone to the rescue of his
children, leaving old Plummer and his
faithful sergeant shocked and nerveless
at the ranch.
TO n C02CTT5UXB.
Importing an Ancestor
By DAN DE QUELLE.
REV. WALTER MOWBRAY FUSERAL ORA
TION AND CEREMONIES.
Leaving my father engaged in making
his many improvements in his plot of
ground in the Pasonagessit cemetery,
aided by the friendly counsel of Rev.
Nantucket Sperm, Captain Shrimp and
half the village besides, I went up to
was out in ico and raiding the Yuma
Away out across the desert its red
glare chased the Concord wagon where
in, all unconscious of the danw
the sisters were now chatting in a low
"Drive your best," had Harvey mut
tered.to his Mexican jehu, as he leaned
out of the saddle to reach his ear.
"Not a word to alarm the girls," he
stepped forth to make another round,
stopped to look at Mullan and his part
ner, now beginning fa twitch uneasily
and moan and toss ra their drunken
sleep, and then turned to seek the pay
Whatever lights Moreno had been
accustomed to burn by way of lure or
encouragement to lielated travelers, all
was gloom tonight. Tho bar was si
lence and darkness. The bare east room
adjoining the corral was tenanted now
only by the clerk and the precious iron
box of "greenbacks." No' glimmer of
lamp showed there. The westward
apartments, opening only ono into
another and thence into the corral, were
still as the night and even when a
shutter was slowly pushed from within,
as though the occupants craved more
air, no gleam of light came through. '
'.Don't show your ugly mug out
here, Moreno," cautioned Feeny for the
fourth or fifth time, "and warn any
d d cutthroat with you to keep in
hiding. Tho man who attempts to
come out jgeta a bullet through him."
There had been shrill protestation in
Mexican Spanish and Senora Moreno's
strident tones when first he conveyed his'
oraers 10 tno master 01 the ranch, but
Moreno himself had made no audible
reply, and, as was conjectured, had
enjoined silence on his wife, for after
that outbreak she spoke no more.
, 1 ve got this approach covered anv-
how, " muttered the veteran. "Now if
I only had men to watch those doors
into the corral, I could pen Moreno and
whatever he has here at his back. It's
that gang of hell hounds we passed af
Ceralvo's that will pay us a call before
morning, or I'm a duffer."
ill favored ranch ? If so, what
1 tidings ha i ho to break! Stout
that he w as, Feeny felt that he
trembling from head to foot. Up
gh the gloom strode a tall figure,
less and confident.
There's no Irishman in all the Mo-
gang," laughed tho coming man,
sw I know-a cavalryman's challenge
waen 1 near it, and so honor it at once,
TCBiere are von. apnimr
j- ti . j
THerc; this way," answered Feeny,
-Hrading erect and peering sharply
through the gloom. "I've never met
you, Mr. Harvey, but we all know you
by reputation. Just tell mc your busi
ness and-how you happen to be riding
the desert this time of night, and then
I'll tell you why I ask,
"I am expecting my son and daugh
ters coming up from Yuma. Wo were
to meet at Moreno's this evening, but a
scouting party in the mountains warned
to hide until night, so we're late,
Have they reached Moreno's? We
must be close there.
"You're close enough to Moreno's.
It's not 100 yards back there, but that
light across the valley is tho warning
beacon at Picacho. They would hardly
venture across, knowing what that
"Why, my God, men!" exclaimed
Harve), "that says the Apaches are out
west of the Santa Maria or the Christo
bal. Have you seen have yon heard
anything of them?"
"For the love of God, sir, don't ask
me now. Come to the ranch. Major
flrnnmers there the paymaster. He'll
tell you all we know."
A moment more and, with glaring
eyes, with agonized, ashen face, the
Arizona merchant stood at the entrance
Up through the gloom $lrodc a tall figure,
jcana ana conjmenz.
of the ranch, clinging to the horse rail
for support, listening with gasping
ta toPfaunmer's faltering recital
tf 'ihe'sieiits of the morning.
,dJsyon sure it was my son my
jw ,fWS2Mf epsBi.5
or men were
Frew the inner darkness 1
New York to look after Rev. Walter
I found him in excellent health and
spirits. Ho was so improved in appear
ance that I hardly knew him. Both
face and form had plumped out, and he
had a well to do look The man actual
ly looked 10 years younger than when I
had last seen him. He informed me that
he felt nothing but disgust for all kinds
of liquors and for his former course in
life. He said this feeling was so marked
and decided that he was confident it was
duo to his having been hypnotized, and
added: "Your father was right m what
he did. It has made my new course easy
for me indeed my easiest course."
He had finished the funeral oration to
his entire satisfaction and was anxious
to deliver it. It had been a labor of love
Not only was ho glad of an opportuni
ty of pleasing and obliging my father,
but also of the chance afforded for mak
ing his exit from his former life in a man
ner so conspicuous and decided. At hie
first step he would rise to respectability.
All being thus favorable, I wrote and
informed my father that he might eafely
announce in Pasonagessit that on the oc
casion of the reinterment of the ashes of
our ancestors there would be a discourse.
historical and explanatory, by Rev. Wal
ter Mowbray, a clergyman of English
descent who had traveled in many lands,
and who had been for a few months so
journing in New York.
My next care was to provide for my
resurrected minister a new suit from
top to toe as fine as could be made in.
the city. In this suit he might safely-
have ascended any pulpit in the Uni
and wouM .'jJMtepronmJnced a cler.
gym an of most distinguished appear
ance. Not only was he now a "man of
God" in outward appearance, but also
inwardlv at heart.
Indeed he one aay mtormea me, wnn
tears of joy in his eyes, of what he
thought a strange phenomenon if not an
actual miracle wrought in his case,
This was the fact that all his old reli
gious fervor had returned to him or had
been m some way revived in his heart;
also with this had beeu restored to him
much of his youthful religious knowl
edgethe love of the good men of all
times. When I spoke of all this a few
days later to my father, he said, Sem,
my boy, there is more in hypnotism than
is "dreamt of m our philosophy!' "
When I returned to Pasonagessit with
the magnificent caskets containing the
remains of Sir Archibald and Lady
Eleanor, accompanied by the fine and
benevolent looking clergvman. Rev. Wal
ter Mowbray, nothing else was talked of
In the village. The undertaker at once
became the most popular man in town.
Nearly every man and about half of the
women of tho place invented some ex
cuse in order to get a glimpse of the cas
kets and tombstones. The tombstones
effectually dispelled whatever doubts
may have arisen in the minds of anv
Pasonagessit person. They showed for
themselves, and there was no disputing
their antiquity. Tho undertaker would
have made a good thing could he havp
ventured upon charging a small admis
sion fee. However, lie contented him
self with the glory of the commission
that had fallen to him and made the
most of it. I even caught a glimpse one
day of the Bradford of all the Brad-
fords as he vanished within the doors
of the undertaker. Prudence and I put
this down as a "good sign. '
At my father s house Rev. Mr. Mow
bray was treated as an honored guest,
Jly mother and sisters were delighted
with him, and he certainly made himself
very agreeable and entertaining. He
and Rev. Nantucket Sperm at once be
came great friends, and even Captain
bbnmp heartily enjoyed him.
The great day appointed for the rein
terment of our ancestors bogus and
genuine at last arrived. All the truest,
bluest blood of New England was pres
ent. There was great curiosity to hear
the history of our ancestors from over
the sea. It had been my father's plan to
convey the caskets to the cemeterv and
have the funeral discourse delivered in
the open air, but it being represented to
mm that there were many very aged
persons in Pasonagessit desirous of hear
ing Rev. Mr. Mowbray who would find
the fatigue of standing too great he al
tered this part of his programme in def
erence to the generally expressed wish
or tho villagers. The people of the town
begged that the discourse be delivered in
the principal church, where all could be
comfortably seated. My father cheer.
fully consented to this proposition.
J. his change greatly pleased Rev.
waiter .Mowbray, the dearest wish of
whose heart was once mora tn flKmml &
in conformity with the change of
programme all the caskets, seven in num
ber, were transported from the under
taker's to the church, and the bright
array was surveyed by my father with
I was glad to note the presence of
Amariah Bradford, even though crouch
ed in an obscure corner. Prudence was
of course present and I thought looking
somewhat anxious, for she knew not
what would be the tenor of the discourse
and feared something might be said that
would touch the pride of her father and
perhaps arouse his wrath.
While we were awaiting the ntheriiur
of the people Rev. Nantucket Sperm
came to where we were seated and said
tq my father: "It is good in thsse.dsys.
our community wno naits ana turns
aside to do honor to the bones and ashes
of his ancestors. Mr. Johnson, yon have
set an example in this Tillage wbieh is
being foil owed. Your action, sir, is bear
ing good fruit.''
"It has always been the dearest wish
ef my life," said my father modestly.
"to thus bring to one spot and1 perma
nently inter the ashes of my ancestors,
oth those here and those still lying in
graves beyond the sea in the mother
country. It was bequeathed to me, sir,
as a sacred duty by my father, and to
turn by his father, to bring the bones of
fety great-grandparents to this country,
bat until recently circumstances have
always prevented the performance of
that which has always been looked upon
by myself, as by my father and my fa
ther's father, as a holy duty."
"God will bless your pious work,"
aid Rev. Nantucket Sperm.
"I feel that he will," said my father.
Rev. Walter Mowbray was the focus
of all eyes as he arose in the pulpit. He
acquitted himself well and was listened
to with marked attention by the great
audience by which the church was liter
ally packed. He lightly touched the
Johnston of the period of the sacking of
Tssaily. Rev. Walter atownra? was not
ferratfel of him nw. T
glad to observe this siga of reawakeaed
fro n eosTiMio.
REDUCED HER NOSE.
Am Aetress Wkeee
It Stave Dei
Miss Crystal Thornton, an actress,
submitted to a peculiar surgical opera
tion at Roosevelt hospital Nov. 23.
Miss Thornton, whose home is in Cali
fornia, is a handsome young woman,
but in. her opinion, her appearance suf
fered through what she thought was a
deformed nose, but which others re
garded as nothing more than a pro
nounced Roman nose. She determined,
however, to have the nose reduced to a
normal size and consulted Dr. Charles
McBurney with the view of having him
perform the operation.
The surgeon, it is said, advised her
that if the operation was performed a
scar might remain, which would per
haps be more objectionable' to her than
her prominent nose. Miss Thornton
declared that she preferred the scar to
having so much nose and renewed her
request that the operation be perform
ed. The patient was placed under the
influence of ether, incisions were made,
the skin laid away on either side and
part of the bone removed.
The wound was treated with anti
septics, the skin replaced, and in due
time the patient went home. Sho vis
ited the hospital again two days later,
when the wound was found to be heal
ing nicely. Miss Thornton has since
that time remained at home, and un
less some unforeseen accident occurs
will in time make herappeasance in
public wUfc-'S symmetrical nose, ini
monv-flth tho rft of hpr ffintiirfis.
New York Letter.
Rev. Walter Mowbray was the focus ofatt
eyes as ne arose in ine puiptt.
xnetrord oy the Danes and passed over
the exploits of old Geoffroi with a mere
glance at his "several victorious hand to
hand contests with the foreign foe."
My father thought he should have con
siderably enlarged upon the puissance of
this old thane, seeing that he consti
tuted the very taproot of the Johnson
After tracing the history of the John
sons during the days of their wealth and
power, the orator came to where they
were overtaken by misfortunes through
being mvolved in costly litigation, in
augurated by needy lawyers and greedy
neighbors. This brought him to Sir Ar
chibald Johnson, my great-great-grand-
m . e a , w ....
lamer oy importation, ne said that,
harassed by litigious neighbors and re
duced to comparative poverty, Sir Ar
chibald at last in bis old age determined
to seek a home in the new world. He
would bid an eternal farewell to a coun
try wherein he had suffered so much at
the .hands of avaricious and unprincipled
persons. With what could be saved
from the wreck of bis fortune he sent
his only son, Walter Johnson, to Amer-
ca, intending to follow as soon as a
place of shelter was found for him in
one of the New England settlements.
But misfortune attended the family in
the new world as well as in tho old.
Before Walter was able to permanent
ly establish himself and send for his par
ents Lady Eleanor died. Soon after Sir
Archibald fell ill. When inform
his sickness was likely to terminate
tally, he dictated a letter to his son Wal
ter in which he made it his dying request
that as soon as possible his remains
should be taken to America for perma
nent burial. He could not endure that
even his bones should lie in a country
where he had suffered so much and
among people who had so persecuted
The various misfortunes which had
prevented my great-grandfather and my
grandfather from fulfilling this sacred
trust were then touched upon, and it
was shown that my father was the
only one of the descendants of Sir Archi
bald who had ever been in a position pe
cuniarily to bear the great cost of com
plying with the dying request made so
long ago. But the dying request had
never for a moment been forgotten. Tho
removal of the remains of Sir Archibald
and their reinterment in the soil of free
America was bequeathed as a sacred
duty by father to son till at last we were
witnessing the fulfillment of that duty
in a most notable and honorable way.
"Yes," said the reverend gentleman, "in
another hour the dying request made
nearly 100 years ago will have been com
plied with, and the bones of Sir Archi
bald will repose in American soil."
Here my father buried his face in his
handkerchief, and I could see by the con
vulsive shaking of his frame that his
feelings were almost too much for him.
My father was highly complimented
by the speaker for the pious manner in
which he had fulfilled the sacred trust
bequeathed to him. He had indeed so
far exceeded the strict terms of the dy
ing request as to bring over the remains
of Lady Eleanor. He carried in his breast
a heart that respected the mandate.
Whom God hath united let no man
Here I observed one of my, father's
eyes slyly peering out at me from be
neath the handkerchief that covered his
Our orator greatly extolled my father
for the deep reverence he bore for his
ancestors as exemplified in the mourn
ful task in which the people of Pasona
gessit had seen him so long and earnest
ly engaged. I also came in for my full
share of this praise, during which I cau
tiously turned my head so far as to see
that Prudence was slyly peering at me
from behind her fan. Even old Ama
riah threw an eye in my direction.
In speaking of the evil days when the
Johnson family in England fell into pe
cuniary embarrassment Rev. Walter
Mowbray said that so honorable was
their course and name that they still
formed matrimonial connections with
the highest families in the land. "Lady
Eleanor," said the orator, "was a How
ard, the proudest name in Norfolk, and
Norfolk gives the title of premier, duke
and peer of England to the Howard
family as descendants of the Mow-brays."
At this my father gave me a nudge
and whispered: "There he got in a neat
little stroke of work on his own account.
As though by a mere slip of the tongue
he sets the MowbrayB above the How
ards, the Johnsons and all others in
Norfolk. TheMowbrays indeed! But,
Sam, we can't help it. We must be sat
isfied with that which we can fairly and
honestly claim as our own ancestral
rights which no one can "-unsay."
ine speaker did well with Ladr Ar-
bella. As she arrived at Salem onlv 10
years later than the landing of the May
flower pilgrims at Plymouth, he made
quite a feature of her. In this part of
his discourse he took occasion to highly
compliment the Puritans. This of
course earned him the good opinion of
Ms hearers, nearlr everv one amoasr
whoa claimed to be descended from the
pilgrim fsther .While working for oar ,
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A false left hand which Roundsman
Charlie Wendel found at the exit of
Manhattan field after the football game
on Thanksgiving day awaits a claim
ant at the Washington Heights police
It is incased in a dark tan kid glove
and looks at first glance like a keenly
severed real hand.
The thoory is advanced by several
members of tho police force that the
dummy was the property of some in
genious member of the light fingered
gentry, whose perfect hand was under
his clothing during tho football gam
bols, but plying its chosen calling all
the more effectively. It is the general
impression that the hand was wrenched
from its fastenings on the wrist of the
owner in the crowd as he passed out of.
tho field. New Yoik Herald.
Fountl.92,000 In the Hulas.
Two thousand dollars, mostly silver,
have been found in the ruins of Mrs. Ag
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burned to tho ground a few nights ago.
It is also suDnosed th.lt a In
of paper money was consumed in the
fire, as several tin boxes containing pa
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It is generally believed by the neigh
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escaped alivo had sho not returned to
save her money. Sho also had $1,600
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