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Happy Greeting to All !
Davis, the Hardware Man,
Has just received the
Nicest Assortment of Lamps
to be found in the west. Also a nice line of silver-plated
Tea and Coffee Pots and Tea-kettles; something new,
combining beauty and durability. We handle the
cook and heating, for either soft or hard coal, which -will
be sold regardless of cost for the next three weeks. Re
member we cany a full line of Hardware, Stoves and
Tinware and would be pleased to have you call and see us.
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N. B. OLDS. Agent.
QRIMES & WILCOX,
XOHTH PLATTE, - - NEBRASKA.
Office over North Platte National Bank.
JTOKTH PLATTE, - - - NEBRASKA.
Office: Binman Block, Spruce Street.
R. N. F. DONALDSON,
Assistant Surgeon Union Pacific Railway
and Member of Pension Board,
3JOKTH PLATTE. - - - JJEBRA8KA.
Office over StrelU's Drn Store.
TTAL EVES, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
XORT1I PLATTE, ... NEBRASKA
Office: Neville's Block. Diseases of Women
and Children a Specialty.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
Curbing, Building Stone,
And all kinds of Monumental
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Careful attention given to lettering of
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R. D. THOMSON,
Contractor and Builder.
127 Sixth St. Cor. of Vine,
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
By virtue of the laws of the State of Nebraska
I hereby offer a reward of Fiftr Dollar for the
capture and conviction of any person charged
with horse stealing in Juincoin county.
Meats at wholesale and re
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season. Sausage at all
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E. B. WARNER.
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CM. NEWTON, A6T.
160 acres of land in section 18, town
ship 13, range, 27, four miles northeaBt
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nnng no shot for rear of hitting one
another, bnt with pistol in one hand
and the long, deadly knife in the other
close at once upon the defenders, leap
over their barriers and overwhelm them
in the dark interior. In three minntes
the signal would bo given. He himself
would lead the dash of the party within
the corral. Pasqnal won shrewd enough
to know that where there was only one
doorway instead of two there would be
better chance of dodging the bullets.
But keen eyes and ears and wits were
there alert. Feeny and Harvey well
knew that this was but the lull before
"Lay low, boys, and be ready. Shoot
the first man that shows," was the last
caution old Plummer heard before the
bursting of tho tempest.
All on a sudden a wild cry went np
in the corral. All on- a sudden from
north and south the assailants dashed
forward with answering yell. In an
instant the dark apertures flashed their
lightning, and rifle and revolver shots
rang on the still night air. Harvey's
Henry barked like a Gatling Feeny's
old Springfield banged like a six pound
er. Two of the assailants on the south
aide went down in the dust, face fore
most, the "others 6werved, broke and
scurried for shelter. Pasqual Morales,
leading his men close under the north
wall, made a nantherlike spring for the
crest of the uarley parapet and was
saved from iostant death when he fell
by being dragged feet foremost, with a
Colt's 44 tearing through his thigh.
In vain Moreno's squad fired shot aft
er shot through the wooden door. Their
bullets buried themselves deep in the
improvised traverse, but let no drop of
blood, while two return shots scattered
the attack with the splinters from the
heavy panels. Pleading, raging, mad
dened, Morales learned that the dash had
failed and that two of his most daring
men, the two Americanos who had rid
den forward to personate prospectors
and who had led the rush in the south
ern front, were knocked out of the fight
And then it was that the inhuman
brute gave tho order to resort to Indian
methods, and even old Moreno, begged
and prayed and blasphemed, all to no
purpose. Furious at their repulse, the
band were ready to obey their leader's
maddest wish. The word was, "Burn
them out." Ned Harvey, crouching
behind his barley bags, felt his blood
turn to ice water in his veins when,
with exultant yells and taunts, the. cor
ral suddenly lighted up with a broad
red glare. The match had been applied
to the big haystack close to the brush
covered shed, close tothe"leanto," tin--der
which 60 much inflammable rub
bish was stored. It could be a question
of only a few moments; then they, too,
would be a mass of flames, spreading
rapidly westward. The stout adobe
wall separating the ranch, proper from
the Bhcds would protect tho occupants
from direct contact with the flame, but
what could save the roof? Stretching
from wall to wall were the dry, resin
ous pine logs that formed the basis of
the bulky structure. Over these the
lighter boards of pine and over all,
thickly piled, dry as bone and inflam
mable as tinder, heap on heap of brush.
Once this was fairly ablaze the hapless
occupants of the rooms beneath might
as well be under the grating of some
High in air shot the leaping flames.
Far and wide over the desert spread the
lurid glare. Screaming with terror, the
women of Moreno's household were al
ready dragging into the corral their few
treasures and rushing back for such
raiment as they could save. -Far over
at the corral gate, where the bullets of
the besieged could not find them, Pas
qual Morales and his exulting band
were gathered, the chief lying upon his
serape, with bloody bandages about his
leg, his followers dancing about him in
frantic glee, all keeping carefully out
of range of the black doorways, yet
three or four crack shots lay flat in the
sands, their rifles covering the now glar
ing fronts of tho threatened rancho,
ready to shoot down, Indianlike, the
wretched garrison when driven out.
It was at this juncture that from
somewhere in the middle room, behind
Moreno's heavy door, a voice was heard :
"Hand out the safe. Hand out your
money now, and we'll leave you in
peace. Everyman of us will ride away,
and you can come out as soon as we are
gone. Answer, for you have no time
"Answer him, you!" shouted Feeny
to Mr. Da wee. "Send a shot through
and hit him if you can."
But before tho clerk could, drop the
fan' with which he was striving to re
vive his fainting chief, the young fel
low from Harvey's party, he who was
stationed at the north door and had
been so fortunate as to shoot Morales
himself, now suddenly sprang from his
covert, and placing the muzzle of his
Henry rifle close to the door deliberately
popped three shots in quick succession
through the splintering woodwork, and
in the confusion and dismay which re
sulted was able to leap nimbly into his
corner again before the answering shots
"Take that for your answer I" shout
ed Feeny again, "you black hearted,
black bellied thafe, and take this, too,
bad scran to ye! Every dollar of that
money's in greenbacks that'll burn as
aisy as tissue, and if you want it come
and get it now. 'Tis you that's got no
time to lose. Come and get it, I say,
for be tho soul of St. Patrick you'll
never havo anothec chance. Just as
sure as yo let that fire reach this ranch
and harm thoso young 1 eddies old Har
vey's daughters that never did ye a
harm in the world every dollar in the
safe goes whack into the fire, and sorra
a sliinplaster will you havo for all your
pains. Ain't that so, paymaster? Shure
the government ought to be mighty glad
of the chance of saving all those prom
ises to pay."
"Bravo, Feeny!" shouted young Har
vey from the adjoining room. "We're
not smoked out yet, by a good deal," he
added in lower tones. ' ' But if the worst
comes to the worst we can make a rush
for the barley stack in the corral. Lie
still, Ruth, little sister. It won't be
any time now before the soldiers will
come galloping to us." And, hiding
her terror stricken face in her sister's
breast, the girl obeyed.
Out at the corral gate meantime a
vehement council was being held. Fee
ny's bold defiance and threat had pro
duced their effect His voice had rung
out above the roar of the flames, and
what Morales could not hear was
promptly reported by thoso who had
crawled up nearer to the bar and could
understand every word. Even hampered
by the care of their helpless women, the
defenso was undismayed. The little gar
rison was fighting with magnificent
hope and courage.
Beyond the wounding of one of their
number, no impression apparently had
been made, whereas the bandits had
a sorry loss to contemplate. Ramon
hot dead, Pasqual crippled and the
two "gringos," the daring, enterpris
ing leaders of the attack, painfully
wounded, one probably mortally so.
And now, with the flames lighting up
the whole valley between the Picacho
and the Christobal, with cavalry known I
to be out in several squads within easy
march, some of the men were already
mill a i v.ew
weakening. They bad had enouck
It and were quite ready to slink away;
but Pasqual was a raging lion. 't4
venge for the death of his brothers
wratn over nis own crippled coadii
fury at the failure of the sennit
hatred on general principles of all
est means and honest men, all prom
ea nun to order ana enforce a
of the attack, all served to madden blnn
to such a degree that even burning bis
adversaries to death seemed simply a
case 01 serving tnem right What cared
he that two of the besieged were fair.
young girls non combatants? They
were George Harvey's daughters, aad
that in itself was enough to bring balm
to his soul and well nigh cause him to
forget his physical ills.
One or two of the band strove to
point out that the faintest indignity of
fered to tho sisters would array not only
all Arizona, but all Mexico against
them. Like dogs they would be hunt
ed to their holes and no quarter be giv
en. Returning hitherto with their
spoils, Chihuahua or Sonora bad wel
comed them with open, arms, but what
outlaw could find refuge on Mexican
soil who had dared to wrong the chil
dren of George Harvey and Inez Rom
ero? It was even as they were point
ing this out to Pasqual and urging that
he consent to be lifted into the ambu
lance and driven away southward be
fore tho return of tho cavalry that Mo
reno himself appeared. Slipping out
of his western window, dropping to the
ground and making a complete circuit
of the corral, he suddenly joined in the
excited conference. What ho said was
in Spanish, or that pan-Arizona patois
that there passes current for such, and
was a wild, fervid appeal.
They had ruined him him and his.
no was unmasKeu, uetrayeu, tor now
his connection with tho band was estab
lished beyond all question. Now he
was known and would soon be branded
as an outlaw. His home was being 'de
stroyed before his eyes not that that
amounted to much now that he could no
longer occupy it his wife and child
must flee at once for Sonora, and he go
with them, but recompense for his loss
he must have. Never again could he
venture into Arizona. Ho would be
known far and wide as the betrayer of
his benefactor's children, though he
called God and all the saints in the
opamsn calendar to witness ne never
dreamed of their being involved in this
plot. Tho paymaster's funds, not the
lives of any of the paymaster's men, were
what he had sought to take, and now
there lay tho dollars almost within their
grasp, but unless captured at once
would be gone forever.
"I know that pig of a sergeant! May
the names of hell envelop him for all
eternity !". he cried. "He will not scru
ple to do as he says. He will cast ev
ery package into the seething furnace.
Mira! Look! The shed is now all
ablaze! In one minute the roof of the
rancho will burst into flamo ! Thero is
not an instant to lose! I adjure you, let
tho daughters of Harvey, the son, the
men, come out at once. Swear to them
safety, honor, protection. Let them go
their way now, now! Then you will
havo to deal with only two or three,
and tho treasure is ours. Look you,
Sanchez. Pedro, Jose, down with that
shed next tho rancho! Hurl it, drag it
down so that its fire cannot reach the
brush beyond; then we can parley; we
can win their ear. They will be but
too glad to be spared to go on their way
unharmed. Yonder are their mules
across tho corral. Hitch them in at
once. Save the others for tho ambn
lanco and the buckboard here and for
our noble chief. Is it not so, captain?
Am I not right?"
Approving murmurs followed his fiery
words. So long as the lankees held to
gether there was little likelihood of the
outlaws gaining the ground except by
burning out, and that now meant the
destruction of tho very money they were
after, tho utter loss of tho fortune that,
divided even among so many, would
enable them to livo like princes in Her
mosillo or beyond. They would be he
roes, conquerors. But if that were lost
after all their plotting, planning, labor
and crime, there was absolutely no rec
ompense. Even through the brain cloud
ing fury of his revenge Pasqual Morales
saw the sound sense of Moreno's plea.
He made no effort to check the men
who ran to do his bidding and were even
now with lariats and stalwart arms
dragging the props from under the shed
and letting its western end come pat
tering down. Within the eastern room
the dense smoke was already finding its
way. The sound of falling beams and
timber only conveyed to the occupants
the idea that already the shed was in
embers and that any instant tho roof
over their heads would burst into a tor
rent of fire. Ned Harvey's brave spirit
was taxed to the utmost. Unless relief
could come, and come at once, nothing
remained for him but death, nothing
for those fair sisters but a fate far
At one instant he was on tho point
of urging the paymaster to comply
with tho outlaw's demand, pledging
himself and his father's fortune to make
good to flio government every cent so
sacrificed. His father could pay it four
times over and would rather sink his
last cent than that the faiutest harm
should como to those beloved children,
but the next moment Feeny's splendid
defiance had so thrilled him that he
could not framo the words ho thought
to speak, and yet hero was awful peril
close at hand. What right had he to
further jeopardize the life, the honor
of these, his father's fondest treasures?
If it were only himself, he would
stay and fight it out to the bitter end.
But if the robbers could now be content
with the money alone and pledge safe
guard for tho property, was it not his
duty, would it not be his father's man-'
date were he there, to buy the safe and
contents from tho agent of tho general
government and pay the ransom levied?
But he little dreamed of the fury of
revenge and hatred burning in the
soul of Pasqual Morales. He littlo fath
omed tho treachery and cunning of the
outlawed scoundrel. Even as he was
revolving these thoughts in his mind,
ever and again listening with new hope
for the sound of rallying trumpet, the
beat of rescuing hoofs, there resound
ed through the night the sonorous and
ringing voice that so short a time be
fore had called for tho surrender of the
safe. "Edward Harvey, we pledge safe
conduct for you, your sisters and your
party. Here is your wagon ready, your
team hitched in. Throw your arms out
'of the door. Come forth as you please.
Put the senoritas in the wagon. Look
neither to the right nor left, but drive
away, and God bo with you. We have
no quarrel wi a you and yours. We
war only with these soldiers who have
killed our chief."
Put yourself in his place. Death for
him, perhaps for them dishonor any
waywas all they could look for if no
rescue came. Was it not bis duty to
his patents, to his sisters, even to God,
to accept these terms to withdraw his
little force? Why should he be peril
ing such precious lives and names in
the defense of a government official who
had been bo wreckless as to part with
his guard and put himself and his funds
in such a predicament? From the oth
er room, in which the major now lay,
feebly moaning, no word of. remon
strance came. Even in their extremity,
then, the soldiers of the government
would not unre that he stay and en
counter further peril in their defense,
nna ol the drnraed troopers was begin-
niajr to retrain some atom of sense, and
sitting up was miserably asking what
hwi aaimened. what was the matter
Go and douse water over your d 9
worthless head, Mullan," he heard the
sergeant say. So Feeny was evidently
alert as ever and must have heard the
nronosition from without. At his feet,
Saddled close to the floor where the
thick smoke was least distressing, Fan-
avefand Ruth still clung to one another,
K the latter trembling at the sound of the
quickly, -eagerly, raised her head to lis-
ten. For a moment no reply was xnaae.
Then came the impatient query: "Har-
Tey do you hear? You have no time
to lose. Ton have but a minute in
which to answer."
"Major," he burst forth at last in an
agony' of doubt, "you hear what they
gay, yon see how I am fixed. If I were
here alone, you would never need to ask
my services I'd fight with you to the
bitter end but think of my father, my
mother, if anything befall my sisters.
Can nothing be done?"
From the lips of the stricken paymas
ter there came only a groan in reply.
"I fear he cannot hold out long, Mr.
Harvey." muttered the clerk. "Idoubt
if he heard or understood you. ' '
"Well, why not let. them have the
safe if they'll guarantee that that is all
they want ? How much have you there ?
r feel sure my father would make it
-nrt nr nnn ir. TrM.o. "
" Well, if it was only 25 cents, Mr.
Ned Harvey, all I've got to say is devil
a wan of them would they get so long
asl could load a shot or pull a trigger.
Go you, if you will. Take the leddies
by all means if you think it safer, but
before I'd trust the wan sister I ever
had God rest her soul to the prom
ise of anv such blacktruard party as
this. I'd bury my knife in her throat."
An awful stillness followed Feeny's
words. For an instant there was no
sound but quick beating hearts, the
mutterincs and complainings of poor
Mullan. staireerinjr about in search of
his carbine, the quickened breath and
low moaning of poor old Plummer.
Then again came the loud hail from
"Once more, Ned Harvey, will you
come out and be saved or stay there
and roast? Surrender now and you're
all right; but, by the God of heaven,
if you refuse it's the last chance for you
or those you were fool enough to bring
here. Think for your sisters, man.
There's no hope for one of you if you
.delay another minute."
And then it was a woman's voice,
tremulous but clear.
"Ned, wasn't it to save us that Major
Plummer sent his men? Wasn't it for
our sake he gave up all his escort?"
"It was, Fan, yes at least he thought
"And now you would desert him,
would you? Leavo him to be murdered
by these robbers, the worst gang we
ever had or heard of? I say you shall
not. I for one will not go into their
hands. Ruth cannot go without me.
Stay and fight it out, Ned, or you're
not your father's son."
"Fan! Fan! you're a trump! God
bless your brave heart!" cried Harvey.
"It seemed cowardly to go, yet the re.
sponsibility was more than I 'could
"May the saints in heaven smile on
your purty face for all eternity!" mut.
tered Feeny.'ih a rapture of delight.
"TheYoungleddy is right, Mr. Har
vey though it wasn't for me to say it.
Shure you can't trust thoso scoundrels.
They'd stab ye in the back, sir, and rob
you of your pretty sisters and drag them
away before your dying eyes. That
man Pasqual is a devil, sir, nothing
less. Shure we'll fight till rescue comes,
for come it will. I tell you the boys
are spurring toward us, h 11 to split,
from every side now, and we'll whale
these scoundrels yet."
Then from without came the final
"What answer, Harvey? Now or
"Go to h 11, you son of an ape and
worse Jthan a greaser!" yelled Feeny.
"If you' had a dhrop of Irish blood in
yer veins, ye'd never ask the ques
tion. Now, if you think you can take
this money, here's your chance. No
Harvey ever went back on his friends."
Even brain muddled Mullan felt a
maudlin impulse to cheer at Feeny's
enthusiastic answer. Even poor old
Plummer gave a half stifled cry. Pos
sibly he dreamed that rescue was at
hand, but there was little time for re
joicing, springing bacK wnence no
came, the unseen emissary was heard
shouting some order to his fellows. The
next instant the rifles began their crack
ing on both sides, and tho bullets, with
furious spat, drove deep into the adobe
or whizzed through the gunnysacks
into the barley. The unseen foe was
once more investing them on every sido
and not a shot could be wasted in re
turn. Once more the furious crackle and
roar of tho flames wero heard close at
hand, and then the smoke grew thicker,
the heat increased, and poor Ned Har
vey, his eyes smarting, knelt, steadfast,
at his post and prayed prayed for the
coming of rescue, for the return of tho
loved father, all the gallant troop at his
back and then, even as though in an
swer "to his prayer, there came a sudden
lull in the fight.
"Something's coming!" shouted Fee
ny excitedly. ' ' They see or hear some
body sure. Look, Mr. Harvey, ain't
that two of their fellows Ecndding away
westward out there?"
Surely enough. In the glare of the
burning sheds the besieged caught a
glimpse of two of the gang bending low
in their saddles 100 yards away and
scudding like hounds over toward tho
"Is it rescue? Are our peoplo com
ing?" was the query that rose to every
lip. "God grant it!"
Heavens, how hearts were beating!
How ears were straining underneath
that now blazing roof! Louder, fiercer
roared the flames. Furious became the
Mr ffi-K- vy,'
m 1 . vr ft
The tcrgtant sprang from his lair just at
a tall trooper shot into sight.
snapping of sun baked branch and twig.
Stifling and thick the smoke.
"Quick! Come here lor a oreatn or
air," called Harvey tobis sisters. "It's
safe for a moment at least." And in
stantly, they joined him at the doorway,
Mil clinging close to the floor.
Listen! Hoofs! The tnunder of gal
loping Seeds! A distant cheer! A sol
dierly voice, in hoarse command:
"Steady, steady there! Keep togeth
"God be praised!" screamed Feeny
in ecstacy. "Look up, major, look np,
air. We're all safe now. Here come
the boys. Hurroo!" And mad. with
relief and delight the sergeant sprang
from his lair just as a tall trooper in
the Union blue shot into sight in the
full glare of the flames, Bprang from
his foaming steed, waving his hat and
"All right! All safe, lads! Here
Down went Harvey's rifle as he leaped
out into the blessed air to greet the
coming host. Down went Feeny's car
bine as, with outstretched hand, he
sprang to rrasp his comrade trooper s
With rush and thunder of hoofs a band
of horsemen came tearing up to the spot
just as Feeny reached their leader
reached him and went down 10 eann,
stunned, senseless from a crashing
blow, even as Ned Harvey, his legs
jerked from under him by the sudden
clip of a rawhide lariat, was dragged
at racinsr speed out over tne plain,
bumping over 6tick and stone, tearing
through cactus, screaming with rage
and pain, until finally, battered into
oblivion, the last sound that fell upon
his ear was the shriek of agony from
his sisters' lips, telling him they were
struggling in the rude grasp of reckless
and infuriated men.
to be coktimtsd.
Importing an Ancestor
By DAN DE QUILLE.
Copyright, 1SD3, by American Press Associa
VICTORIOUS AT LAST "A BEE" IX MY FA
No sooner were our ancestors safely
deposited in their respective vaults than
my father inclosed his burial lot with
a fine iron fence and set up a num
ber of huge stone vases to contain hang
ing vines. To these he from time to
time added such other ornaments and
Improvements as were suggested by Rev.
Nantucket Sperm, Captain Shrimp and
others. These works occupied his days,
and his nights were given to the study
of the genealogy.
Rev. Walter Mowbray created so favor
able an impression that he was invited to
become the pastor of a church in the
neighboring village of Weenipsit. As
he had now become reimbued with the
spirit of the true and earnest Christian
soldier and teacher, he felt it his duty to
make a full and humble confession to the
bishop in authority and beg to be rein
stated. In this my father and I lent
our assistance, and the story of Jepson
was made known to only a few discreet
persons. In his preaching he is said to
be doing good work. The pictures he
draws in his warnings to young men are
so realistic that his hearers wonder how
the good old man is able to so faithfully
portray the many evils of this wicked
world, of none of which he can possibly
have had any personal experience.
My father's example caused many iron
railings and handsome monuments to be
erected by his neighbors, and the Pason
agessit cemetery is not only the pride of
the village, but also is the model for all
the neighboring villages, in nearly overy
one of which the work of improvement
is in progress. Rev. Nantucket Sperm
is always loud in his praise of my father
for his inauguration of the good work
which is now being carried on with so
much pious enthusiasm.
But that which gave my father the
greatest pleasure was the following inci
dent, which he was never tired of relat
ing: One day as he was coming in from
the cemetery he was stopped by a wom
an apparently about 90 years of age,
who, cane in hand, stood before her cot
tage. "Mr. Johnson," said the venera
ble dame, "I want tew thank you. I've
been a-holdin back for years all I knew
heow jist to keep from bein stuck deown
out there among the weeds and briers,
but now I'm willin tew go whenever the
Lord calls. The homes of the dead of
the village are neowas bright as the
homes of its living, and changin from
one to thlf other don't seem dreadful
like it used tew. I've always been tidy
in my home among the livin, and I'd
like to be tidy in my home among the
It is my father's delight to accompany
my sisters when they go forth to strew
fresh flowers on the tombs of our ances
tors. On such occasions he favors them
with long extracts from the genealogy.
He never tires of discoursing of the ca
reer of the Johnsons of England, and in
speaking of the trials and tribulations of
Sir Archibald his face is at one moment
flushed with righteous wrath, and at the
next he becomes pathetic, and tears roll
down his cheeks. He has now not only
fully adopted our imported ancestors,
but has also so fondly Itudied their his
tory that he has come to firmly believe
them of his own flesh and blood.
I was made aware of this the day after
our grand funeral ceremonies when I
said to my father, "So ends the grim
mest, most protracted and elaborate
practical joke ever perpetrated on the
soil of New England."
"Joke, sir!" sternly cried my father,
staring at me as though he thought me
losing my wits. "Do you call that which
has been wrought by the hand of Provi
dence a joke? Let me never again hear
you speak in that light manner of what
the Lord has brought about. I am as
certain as that I livo that Sir Archibald
Johnson was my great-grandfather. The
proofs are so many and so strong that I
cannot doubt them. Not a man in Amer
ica doubts them. My son, what has
been done may have been commenced in
a spirit less serious than was befitting a
work of such great gravity and impor
tance, but all the time unknown to us
God was guiding us aright. By his hand
you were led to the tombs of our ances
tors, and in all we have since done we
have had his aid. Thus has our work
been mado to prosper and bring forth
"How you can doubt that those whose
remains we have so dutifully honored
are our ancestors I cannot conceive, es
pecially In the face of all the proofs you
have Drougnt nome rrom tne mother
country. In the Bible we read that the
patriarchs of old experienced certain in
ternal physical commotions termed
'yearning of the bowels' when brought
into the presence of those to whom they
were united by ties of consanguinity.
Formerly I could not understand the
pnenomenon, but now I never approach
the tomb of Sir Archibald that I do not
experience similar internal sensations in
the region of the diaphragm, which I ac
cept as a sign given me from one now in
the other world."
My father, being thus curt and decided
with me, his own son and fellow con
spirator, convinced me that had any
stranger dared to even so much as hint
a suspicion that our imported ancestors
were not all we claimed the old gentle
man would have belabored the doubter
with his cane.
As I had no desire to detract from the
family enjoyment, I ever thereafter kept
whatever light thoughts I may have hai
to myself. Indeed it was to me always
a great pleasare to observe my sister
tleanor strewing fresh flowers with pi- i
ous care npon the tomb of Lady Elea
nor, her grcat'great'grandmotber by
If there wero any who were previous
ly inclined to stand aloof from our fam
ily, .tho discourse of Rev. Walter Mow
bray brought them into tho fold of our
friends. Still old Amariah Bradford
was by no means disposed to at once ad
mit that I was worthy of alliance mat
rimonially with a family of the "truest.
bluest New England blood."
Charity Bradford, the-wife of old Am
ariah, was in full sympathy with her
daughter and through her mother Pru
dence was able to learn something of the
state of her father's mind. She informed
me that after he had listened attentively
to the discourse of Rev. Mr. Mowbray
her father had said in a conversation
with her mother that, though a member
of my family had landed at Salem in
1880, still it was 10 years later than the
pilgrims, and, besides, arriving in an or
dinary trading vessel was very different
from coming over m the Mayflower.
However, as Lady Arbella Johnson
seemed to havo been of a very respecta
ble Puritan family, her not coming to
the country 10 years earlier might be
overlooked. As her husband s name was
Isaac, he was inclined to the belief that
they were a genuinely God fearing pair.
As for titles, they were all mere worldly
vanities. Ho therefore pretended to care
nothing at all for Sir Archibald and
Lady Eleanor. He said they were prob
ably persecutors of the righteous. Soon
after this was reported to me I one day
by chance found the Bradford of all the
Bradfords at the cemetery contemplat
ing with much satisfaction the tombs of
Sir Archibald. Lady Eleanor and Lady
Arbella. I remained aloof, being con
tent with tho knowledge that the leaven
Upon consultation with Prudence we
arrived at the conclusion that I might
now safely "speak to her father." In a
long time he had said nothing about
Standish Bradford and had winked at
my escorting Prudence to and from the
"gatherings" of the young folks.
When I boarded "the Bradford" in
his den, he gave his consent to my mak
ing Prudence Mrs. Johnson, but almost
in tho same breath plainly gavo me to
understand that through Lady Arbella
and her husband Isaac, as the earliest
representatives of the Johnson family in
New England, we need never expect to
rank with the true blue Bradfords. As
for Sir Archibald and Lady Eleanor, he
said he looked npon them as mere van
ities not to be taken into consideration
for a moment in a country where titles
are unknown and despised.
Captaim Shrimp was delighted when
the seal of secrecy was removed from
his tongue and he was at liberty to
speak openly of tho important part he
had played during the courtship. My
father was taken completely by surprise.
He had been so absorbed in the "grave"
affairs to which he had long devoted his
time that he had never thought of such
a thing as my taking a wife in Pasona-
gessit. He did not go out to the ceme
tery for a week, but gave his whole time
to the genealogical tree, making many
measurements for the new branches that
must soon be added. My sisters were
"not at all surprised." They "had had
their eyes open."
On the occasion or my weddine 1 sur
prised Prudence with a number of ar
ticles of jewelry I had caused to be made
in London. On a bracelet I had a beau
tifully engraved representation of the
Mayflower and the landing of the pil
grims, men otner articles were aaornea
with tne inaynower of old England (tne
hawthorn blossom), and the blossom of
the trailing arbutus, the mayflower of
New England, composed of suitable
I think tho placing of the mayflower
In some shape on every article of jewel
ry that I gave Prudence had its effect
upon the Bradford of all the Bradfords,
as he wanned to me wonderfully after
the wcddinjr. One day when he had
been particularly good I gave him one
of the silver gilt buttons taken from the
S-ave of my great-great-grandfather,
e said it was "a thing of vanity," yet
his eyes sparkled as ne toot it.
My iathei as time passes, devotes him
self more nnd more to his genealogical
records and almost daily regales some
one with the exploits of old Geoffroi at
the sacking of Thetfort by the Danes.
Of late he has developed some new symp
A GIRL'S GRATITUDE.
r SeTetlaa a Mother Ia Frlsea Is
aVawarded at Lait
A bright eyed, rosy cheeked young
lady was waiting for Governor Mat
thews when he reached the executive
office the other morning, and as he en
tered she extended her hand. The
governor recognized her as the daugh
ter of Mrs. Martin of Dubois county,
who was pardoned out of the female
reformatory the day before, and in an
swer to her excited inquiry if it was
true that he had pardoned her mother
he replied, "Yes, and you may take
the pardon and deliver it to her."
The announcement was followed by
visible emotion, and it was some mo
ments before the daughter could con
trol her feelings sufficiently to thank
him, bnt looking rather than speaking
her gratitude 6he took the pardon, and
a few moments later her mother was re
leased after eight years' confinement.
"That Is one of the most peculiar
cases that I ever met, " said the govern
or as his visitor left tho room. "Mrs.
Martin was convicted and sentenced for
life for infanticide. She had been de
serted by her friends and had three
small children depending upon her for
support. These she supported by bend
ing over the washtub, and when a
fourth child was born dead she was ar
rested and charged with its murder.
There was. in fact, no evidence to sup
port the charge" except what could be
explained away or accounted for by
natural causes, but she was given a life
"Several j'cars ago her daughter came
hero and secured work as a domestic in
order to be near the mother, and she has
called to see me several times in the
effort to secure the pardon. It was she
who left a moment ago, and I am more
than gratified over an act which I be
lieve is one of justico to the mother and
which rewards the devotion of the
daughter." Indianapolis Cor. Cincin
Tfyomlnc Elk In England.
An interesting attempt is being made
to acclimatize the Wyoming elk in this
country. Sir Peter Walker acquired 20
head while on a tour in the United
States, and the animals have arrived
safely, after a journey of 2,600 miles
across America and tho voyage from
New York. They have now been de
posited in Sir Peter's park at Osmaston.
A Charitable ratrnshop.
At the Thanksgiving servico in Trin
ity church a collection was taken for
the establishment of a pawnshop to be
run in connection with the newly estab
lished Trinity House in the south end.
The place will be run as any pawnshop,
except that the rato of interest charged
will be only 4 per cent. Dr. Donald
says ho is assured of the success of the
Venture. Boston Transcript.
The artesian well on tho property of
A. S. & W. H. Mastennan, Notre Damo
street, has refused to work since tha
earthquake of last month. It is 800
feet deep, and it is thought that some
of the pipe has become disjointed and
choked with earth. An effort is being
made to find out the real trouble. Up
to the shaking up it had been an excel
lent well. Montreal Dispatch in To
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Locust Street, betweon Fifth and Sixth
surprised Prudence with a number of
articles or jciceiry.
toms. In all seriousness he one day said
to me: "Sam. my dear boy, I am out of
place here. Indeed we are all out of
place. We should be in England. I am
really and truly Sir James Archibald
Johnson and your mother Lady Jane
Johnson. I ought to take our genealog
ical record, go back to the mother coun
try and claim my rights there. That
would place us all in our proper posi
tion." Privately he sneers at the descend
ants of the pilgrim fathers as "persons
of no blood," and publicly (in Pasonages
sit) he scorns all who are not able to
prove their descent from the pilgrim fa
thers as "persons without ancestors."
In carrying through to an efficacious
conclusion our scheme for curing the
Pasonagessit people of their ailment, it
is very evident that my father has ab
sorbed a very malignant type of the very
disorder we sought to eradicate. So I
find that in all good works we must ex
pect Eome drawnacks. Absolute perfec
tion is t almost unattainable, even in the
most pure, noble and praiseworthy un
dertakings in which we can embark.
James Stanley a Widow.
Another of the strange stories for
which the English chancery court is re
markable is astonishing everybody to
day. The Widow Cullener had a life
interest in her husband's estate, ter
minating on her remarriage. It is al
leged that she married a certain James
Stanley in 1853. The answer is that
the widow is Stanley. She has lived as
a man for tho past 28 years and carried
on business as a plumber. She went
through a marriage ceremony in 1866
with another woman named Newland,
and they lived as man and wife till
1885. The case is still on trial. Lon
don Cor. New York Sun.
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working on a locomotive in the railroad
roundhouse when an iron plug was
blown from a steam pipe and struck
him on the head, fracturing the BkulL
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