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THI; BIG DOfljjyDKR THK W WCOX
"Come, wife," md good old Farther Gray,
"Put on yoxttutWngS. 'tis market dny-^And
we'll be. wfT to fcfio nearest town,
There myd biifn ere. trre Ain W?n down.
Spot? No, -.twil leave old Spot behind."
lint Siutt lirti,i.i?V*,ul ???'! 1 ,l-: 1
- - I'w nv nuu ? ?|'v#v hi; inilcvij
Ami soon made up his dogfish mind
To,.follow unusr the w.i^on.
'Away they wout at a good round pace,
Ami joy came jnto tho farmer's face;
"Poor Spot," ga?d lie. "did want (<> come,
But I'm awful glad he's left at home;
He'll guard the nam, ami guard tho cot,
And keep the cattle out of the lot."
44I'm not so sure of tlmt," thought f^pot.
The big dog under the wagon.
The farmer all his produce sold.
Anil .r,i? lila ... ..?ll -< >
f,..v >? !'??.? J vuu?
Then startled homeward after dark.
Home through the lonely forest. Hark!
A robber springs from behind a tree?
"Your money or else your life," says he;
The moon was up, but he didn't see
The big dog under tlu> wagon.
Spot ne'er barked and Spot, ne'er whined,
But quiekly eaught the thief behind;
lie dragged him down in the mire and dirt.
And tore hi.s coat anil i<>iv his .diirt.
Then held him fast <>a tii?r miry ground;
The robber uttered not i sound
While his hands and feet the farmer bound,
And tumbled him into the wagon.
Ko Spot, he saved trie farmer's life,
The farmer's money, the farmer's wife;
Anil now the hero, urmd and gay,
A silver collar he wars to-day;
Among his friends, among hi.s foes,
And ever}*where hi.s master noes,
lie follows on his lmrny toes.
The big dog under the wagon.
?i\e\v urieans I'icnyuno. j
! acoquette!"' "
!?> SAKA MOOIU-:.
U A 4* 'ivJ' 4^ A ftvi* /v?/i. f 1* A^4?A*vt
" Hut you said you loved mo, Lita."
"Yes," responded the j,ir 1, comfortably.
"You did not believe it?"
"You gave me every reason to do
so," was the grave answer.
"Oh, I told it you!" she returned,
with a shrug of the pretty shoulders.
The pained expression deepened on
his face, and his eyes widened in incredulity.
He took a few steos rest
lessly to ami fro, the while glancing
at her, half in doubt how to take hor
words. She leaned gracefully ou the
bridge railing, her cheek resting in
her hand. The lovely features, almost.
perfect in their chiseling, wore a
dreamy expression that lent an added
charm to them.
"You don't mean it, Lita!" he said,I
puaaoniv pausing at her side. "You
are only joking. Say so, sweetheart,
and tell me again that you love me."
But she drew hor hand away from
his Hose clasp and laughed lightly.
"Don't be dramatic, l'aul," she
said. "I don't feel that way inclined
to-night. Besides, 1 an) going home
to-morrow, and our little storv lms I
quito far mioush. Of i
course, it is nonsi'n^i* 10 suppose tV.nl
I really love you. Tli, man 1 marry j
^fVVi" turned from a languid surv yj
o! iho river and l-'iut d against th?' i
1 ill go rail.
"Nonsense!" ho repeated. "\oi
that, surely. IVrhaps 1 was mistaken
in thinking you cared for mo as I 1
um mi- you. i;ut. you seemed to cure
when you kiss'-d inc* and said you
would be true "
"Well, if is nice 1o have a lover,
and all the girls wanted you. You
are handsome, \ou knc.v, and it was
amusing to lead you ci . What is a
kiss or two one way or the other?"
Paul Danvers listened dazedly, his
astonishment and shock growing
deeper as she went on. "Nonsense"
and "fun!" All the sweet promises
had meant nothing more than this!
He was not a man of many fancies.
He (11(1 not love every woman lie iuet.
Hut. this girl before him, whom leliad
known only for a few months,
had first appealed to his sense of
beauty, then, because of her apparent
ignoring of the homage which all
men paid her, had attracted his admiral
She was much sought after, and
when, after repeated attempts to win
her favor he performed some slight
service in iier behalf, thereby bringing
liiOiJieiC 4nto her notice, and sh
gave/film a grateful glance from those ;
lugferous eyes, he fit something deep-)
t*r iiinn admiration. Then began hi"
ardent courtship, in which sho m<>l
him half way, showing plainly her
preference for him jabove all others.
And bis whole being bad Kono out <
in appeal to 111 is little bit of woman- .
hood that soon rnnn: to menn every-j
tliink dosirablto him. Her thoughts. j
her wishes, h> v styles, were studied.
/Hid |i lifo 1 rmiiliift 11 m i >*" 1 I'? I
1hnm as nearly ?as possible. Then
there hail come the evening that
wouir : I a nil out forever a bright
-not iti his life, wh-n, standing here
in ainios' tills identical :-?>i?l, she had
laid her warm lips a 'air a his own
i! a pledge of lov . Now she stood
there perfectly indifferent.
"I still can't believe you m -an to,
Lita." ho said, unsteadily.
"Oh, well, oil will believe it some
day. I am weary. Let us return to I
the hotel." j
She turned toward the droet.
"fWoi;'" Anger mingled now with
the determination in his voice. "Wej
will return presently; but you will j
listen to mo now."
She turned, surprised. His face
was white, his voice terribly calm.
"You wanted my love," he 'iid j
"You won it. In you I authored]
every thought, centred every ambition.
Your words I believed an
wholly as if they sprang from the I
fountain of truth. Your eyes were
my guiding stars. My hopes, ambitions.
very! hiri1 bullded about
you, and now you. you, for whom I
would have died, have nroved voiir
h?lf tiiO opposite of v. hat I believed!
A? I loved you (<i)Co, I ib'.spise you
"Aro you through?" she coldly
asked. "This is vory tiresome."
"Not quite. You say you Intend
to marry a rich man."
"Yes," sho answered, glancing rontemptuously
at his plain attir*. ' Poverty
would kill ine."
"You JudRf by tbo outside," be answered,
correctly reading her look.
"You think mo poor?"
"Are you not?" aho qulckl> asked.
"If I wore rich, you would nccept
Sho did not answer, but looked at
him with a dawning suspicion In her
eyes. He laughed mockingly.
' So, after all, the bitrr is hit, for
uespue appearances, i am wealthy,
beside being the heir to a wealthy
father's state. You would have done
well to take tne, Lit a. Now"?she
had half spruug forward, inarticulate
words on her lips? "1 would not
marry you if you were the only woman
in the world! And so, my pretty
He caught her outstretched hands
in a crushing clasp for an instant,
then fllini* Imp vifilniiflv fi-nni lilm n.wl
strode away.?Wavurley Magazine.
Ten years ago tlio Standard Oil
company re lined ninety per cent, of
the oil produced; now it refines only
eighty per cent.
Tho annual growth of the forests
of the United States is not more than
twelve cubic feet an acre.
In the course of a year over 7000
peopl" arrested by the lyondon police
are identified by their finger prints.
The average price of common brick
at tin- kiln decreased from $('. in 1907
to $5.71? in l'JOS, while for vitrified
p.' nig brick the cost in 1!>07 was
?1!.(>2 as against $10.00 last year.
Brazil's foreig'i trade in the first
four months of 1900 totaled a value
of $1 4^,7 76.000, an increase of SI 8.
300,0(>o over that of lho llrst four
months of I'.iox. Imports wore $r>r>,000,000.
a decrease of $9,000,000,
aiul expovls 803,000,000, an increase
of $27,000,000. Coffee is our principal
A new Japanese steamship service
has been put on between the ports
of Japan, via Hons Konp and Valpariso,
Chile, by tho Topo Klsin Kaisha
Company of Yokohama. The three
steamers are subsidized by the .lapanese
Government. Other ports of the j
west coast of South America will alto
Devonshire cream, which is oaten
in London with strawberries in season,
is mailo by skimming the skin
and foam off immense shallow pans
of simmering milk.
Roller skating is popular in the
Par East. In Calcutta, al a rink on
the Maiden, as many as fiOOO tinkers
and spectators, nearly all foreigners,
have been : ri in one day.
Tt has been discovered that the
ancient volume mvit which the studoni
pores i. ; il! <<f rni : and some
people sa> i mi tho danger should i
not ho faced vi' out a silk ; iw| wlro 1
mask to lit over the month rind noso. j
The read in i: mask i- u>"d in I'aris.
Forty years : the orc'ch between
131 .Mi nte. in l.r;s Angeles ;
C-ninly, and Huh iV-rnavdino was i
known a the "Fnv -Mile I).sort." j
ai.d wai omewhat dreaded by team- ,
sters. To-dav. thanks in
thorn arb to bo foiuiil in Uiat section
some of the Jinnst vin< > rirds anil orange
proves of Caliiornia.
Seven persons onf of tf :i iiavi eyes
of differing strength.
The postmarks of f!i lgt.nn :i<lverfi>u?
the international expo Ition of
normally produces fourteen million
bottl"s of champagne a year. She imports
1,500,000 from FrttU'e.
TOuropoan manufacturers maltf v< ry
small pianos of light weight for iransport.ntion
Into the int< rior el lirazil
That tliero is a strong movement
of Now York City's population from
the congested districts is shown by
1ho fact that tho school jlopnlation is
decreasing in Manhattan and is grow- j
ing rapidly in the other bmoughs,
particularly in (lie outlying portions
of th( m.
A Nation of Ht'idge-Utiilders.
"Tht; 1'niled Stales is notably in
advance of all other n:i'' .. in the
cit'iic" and practice of bridge -bnildin'.',"
writes I-'rank W. Skinner, i:i
!litr]i'*r'n Weekly. "The increasing
<1 inaii'is of commerce .in ili< <! longer
and U?nger spans, the weight of locomotives
and trains doubled and
ircuM'd, me single nrirtge members
increased to ope hundred feet in
length and mi lur.dr <1 ton:; weight,
wonderful s , hydraulic, pneumatic
and 1 < * i i< macliim tools wore
made to fashion ii m with, nr: ! costly
special shops wore built in thi.?
country and ope-.it i hy thousand <>r i
men. The me'in - and i'acililics of
< rectlon have kept i>n? < with tlx-"
developments. Kn:> i.-; derricks, ;
traveling tow n: : d steel-rope |
tackles operated eie a Hint h.s a !
single .team or tic In, ting-'
( ngine, with manyotl' < > iy fiecial
antdianco:-. have hoeii i.io.irl.rt fo :i?.
-cinbllng lho great manners quickly, I
cheaply and safely if. > tin' finish "d
: i . 11. American ntn 'i t' dn.v far in '
idvanct: of all t ho woi ! In the dar:?ig !
designs, high <"jijr?15. i! economical
:u ! rapid c.)ii truelio' n any fir it
Thousands of l'H\ itc School-:.
Twenty jeara ago tb iumb>r of ;
pnvate schools; w;i:i t>:i. .ii. oil yt'inr
a. > there was noted a der ided >n'
a*", and 1o-dav Am- i is nan
porting something like s<>00 irmawntiy
establi bed '>1ii< onal iii iitnftons
exclusive of the public schools, j
- E (1 u ca lion at Review.
i'roof of Success.
ff every flay we can feel, if only for
a moment, the elation of being alive,
thn realization of being our best
selves, of tilling our destined scope
dim 111 mi, .vijii nirt.Y ;#i- mil l' I II<tl. WU
are micceeding.?liliss Carman.
Tbr> AiiHtrallnn Statn of Victoria
spends nearly $f>00,000 a year in its
warfare against the destructive rabbit.
LADY A VICTIM
Mrs. GUUIarid, of Slier City, Was
Left in Bad Shape as a Resnlt
of an Attack of the Grip.
Si 1 or City, N. C.?"I was in bad
shape." writes Mrs Sarah J. Gilliland,
of (his place, "after an attack of the
grip. was bothered with womanly troubles,
but since taking Cardui 1 am
much improved. It has done me more
good than the doctors and 1 feeJ it saved
my life, after all other methods had
"I thank you for the good that Cardui
hi.s done to me and hope every
lady who suffer* will try it. I will
rero?nnirjKl it to my friend*."
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1-y VU1I in; (HI vajiuu UCUlg Ol UCflcfjt
to you. 1<9 ingredients are mild
)?ert*s, having a gentle, tonic, effect on
the female constitution. The spccial
are grown abroad and imported
by u* direct. They are not in the
Pharmacopeia, nor for sale at druggists,
except as put up by us, so you cannot
get the cffect of Cardui, exccpt by buying
Cardui, the woman's tonic.
No other medicine or tonic has exactly
llie same results as Cardui, no
other lias the record of 50 years of
successful treatments of cases of fc
male weakness, debility and disease.
It is certainly worth trying.
Ask your druggist.
N. B. Write to: Thirties' Advisory Oopart
moil, Clmi i.iiioorj M*-.lt? ln?* Co.,
Cliattmioojja. l>nn? for Special Inatruc- 1
tions, uul f.+ .p.-ijjf hook. "Homo Tr> alm?nt
for Womcii," soul In plain wrapper.
/vviauon is certain to result in a :
new depart mont of the plot lire post- '
curd industry. The motorcar as a !
backfrround tor the charm* of tho i
fashionable actress is already rather 1
worn out, hut quite a new sensation j
may now he made by a portrait of j
"Miss K^raphica Superb in her latest
Hiplane,'1 or 'Thi! Peerless (>e]os- J
tine at an altitude of 5.000 feet." j
even if the aeroplanes are hired by
tike hour nnd mad of cardboard by j
tho photographer, says tb'< illustrated
l^oudon News. A comedienne who
fir?jt ban her aiiuhip '.stolen in a drnmatic
manner may be assured of such
trade adv^rtlsenient in the press t.hat
give uiiprht eount on a doubling of
her aalnry Before lon< tho manufacturers
will ho sure to construct i
aeroplanes purely to set off classical
feiitures or rwrfoct figures, and the
fact t.h?t !hc?? muchine* arc vis^lesa
for living witt not distinguish thorn
vory sharply from many shown at
prnotioal e xhibit inns of the present
RKFOHT A. PI'III* "1A TWO.
"3d you wor'- deeply touched by
the poem youn^ Mr. Guff .ion wrote to
you?" said ?V1 a n?)f.
"Yes," answered May mil*.
"But it wn? not a rrnod |>oom."
'*T don't caro. It was hist as m'i'h
trouble for htm to write it as if be
had been flhaUo.poare."?Washington
Head RiHAkfHjpcr Mtu*t lie U**llaftlo. i
The e.hief bookkeeper in a lar^e
b?i<dne?s houw in oik* of our ?reat
Wofltorn cttiff; Rpeaks of the harm cof//>?
Al,I fnr kirn
"My wife and I drank our first cup
of Post 11 m n lit 1lo over two yearn ago,
and wf have need it over -i(nr?, to tho
entire exclusion ot t.eft and coffee. It
happnnod In this way:
"About three and a half years at?o
I had an attack of pneumonia, which
left m memento In th" shape of dyspepsia,
or, rather, to speak more correctly.
neuralgia of th< Htomach. My
'cup of choer' had always been coffee
or tea, but I became convinced, after
a time, that they aggravated my stomach
trouble. I happened to mention
the matter to my grocer one day and
he suggested that I give Postum a
"Next day it came, but Hio cook
made the mistake of not boiling it
sufficiently, and we did not like it
much. TiHs wae, however, soon rernodied.
and now wo like it so much
that we will never change back. I'ostum,
bain:; a food beverage instead of
a drug. has been the moans of curing
my Htomnc.h trouble, I rorlly believe,
for I am a well man to-<!ay and have
t>f>ed no other romedy.
"My work as chief bookkeeper in
omr Co.'s branch hou?? here is of n
very confining nature. During my
r*>tfeo drinkIng days I wan subject tc
nervousnras and 'tho bluoe' in addition
to my sick spoils. Those have
loft mo since I began using Poatum,
and T crin conscientiously r?v*jmmend
K to thoflo whose work eonflnoa them
to Iodk hour? of sovore mental exertion."
"Thore'a a Roanon."
Look in pkfffi. for the little book,
"Th? Road to WellTllle."
ICver *vaul the above iotter? \ n&*
?m npfmrn from time to time. Thej
iv gmohie, trae, end fn!1 of htunai
Daring Acts V
laws in BounC
The agitation over the proposed
abolishment of the Ranger force in
Texas is State-wide. Tho question is
already a well defined issue in the
Democratic campaign for the Governorship
and the matter promises to be
thrashed out on the stump and in
1'UWUV/ ]>l IHID ucu/iv; tliu IICAC I V'6'
u!ar session of the Legislature convenes.
That the Rangers performed
yeoman service in ridding the frontier
and Rio Grain'* border of desperate
outlaws in the early history of
the State and have to their credit
perhaps more deeds of bravery and
daring than any other body of men
of like number is unquestioned. It is
argued that. Texas is now so civilized
that the Rangers are no longer
This little standing army was created
in the early days when the
sparsely settled regions and the remote
frontiers of the State were the
vmirlovimi.t, . 1 ? ?<
* v tiMv-Ki wun v/l ?t > ci uaijii; nwiuu v/i
criminal refugees. The official name
which the creative act of the Legislature
gave to this military force was
the Frontier Battalion. It was intended,
and long served, for the protection
of tho ranchmen and other
settlers of the border territory along
the 11 io Grande and in the more western
part of the State. In addition to
their work of running down outlaws,
including murderers, thieves and
smugglers, the Rangers were one of
the chief factors in ridding Texas of
hostile bands of Comanche, I-ipan and
other Indians, particularly during the
When tho Rangers li:i<l cleared out
t.he worst of the outlaws and driven
back tho raiding Indians now settlers
poured into the reclaimed territory
and railroads began to head in that
direction. The work of the Rangers
then took on a change. They had
killed or captured most of the oldtime
refugee murderers and greatly
reduced smuggling operations between
the United States and Mexico,
but the cattle thieves still gave them
plenty to do. Then came an occasional
stage robbery, and, with tho
11 1)1)11 i Ifl in tr of rnilrn.Qflu tho rnhhlmr
of trains was for many years a frequent
occurrence. The Rangers were
ever ready to take up the chase after
this class of criminals, and in most
cases they were successful in the man
Now Work in Tonus,
Of late years, however, the Rangers
have had little to do at hunting
cattle thieves and other robbers.
They have been kept busy with a different
kind of law violators. Their
duties, instead of 1>< 'n^ confined to
the ranch territory and along the
Mexican border, now take them into
the lnrirer Inwnn mi><! ' ore nniuilnnu
rouiilIrs, where they eel; to enforce
tlie l;iw against gambling ami other
evils. They are especially vigorous in
breaking up dives ar.d i : venting the
sale of liquor in local union districts.
It is said by man) persons that ilie
flay ol tlie Kan gun-:' us< l ulin . s Is over
and that the men are now used to perform
the functions that properly belong
to the sheriff and other local
it was during the quarter of a rontury
followlnR the close i?f tin4 Civil
War that the Hangers were utilize*!
mwoi, *u %j\.\uiiu > i u in** ?*iiori if) r i (l
the State of the lawless element. The
force numbered in those (lays from
sixty to one hundred mounted men.
At present the force numbers forty
men. In most instances the Hanger
is a product of Texas or the Southwest.
Occasionally a recruit is had
from the North or East, but it is an
invariable rule that the man who enters
the service must be of good moral
character and a dead shot. He must
also know how to ride like a Comanche
and be possessed of wonderful
power of endurance.
i ne oaring deeds of the Hangers
were of almost everyday occurrence
in the early days. They roved the
unt)roken wilderness at will and were
a law unto themselves. The reports
which tlw captains of the respective
companies made to the adjutant general's
department were almost without
exception brief and to the point.
In tho iirrhivoa of the department are
many of those short Btories of ^roat.
human trials and tragedies.
Told of Son's Death.
Many of the reports tell of battles
with Indians and long chaser, after
the wily red-.kins. Captain II. .1.
JUcharz, romnmnding Company 10 of
tho Frontier Mattalion, made a hrief
report to the adjutant-general in December,
.1x70, which contains a mere
mention of I he killing of his son, also
a Hanger, by Indians. He says:
"During the night of December 8
my kukid, wnom i nan sent toward
lOagle Pass road to meet a spy, returning
1?? my ramp, informed ino
that anothei i>and of Indians had appeared
near my post at Fort Ingn in
overwhelm-in.' numbers, had attacked
two of my Hangers at the Hlanco
iUver, sixteen miles east of l*'ort Inge,
and had killed them. The names of
tit." dead itai:i">rti are Walter Kicharz
(my son) and Joseph lliff Another
bflliri the Kir mnnc linil In. n vr...n
near Uvalde, riding in the direction
of the Krio Rivor.
"Tlu- ^rai ; is Rolling worse every
day, and as tho trills, protected l?y
lite Mexicans, have a secure base of
operation of two hundred and fifty
n-.iles lot1g, w tching my movements,
having dlstiii ily and formally noiified
me that 'hey had determined to
drive me from the place and sweep
the country to Hexar County, it i<not
reasonable to lie expected that I
can always successfully operate in
every direction against a half thou
fuwiri well armed savages with thirtynight
"If it was not for thin cursed international
law, I know very well
what to do to clean out these blood)
savages on the other side of the Itic
The law which prohibited armoi,
forces from crossing the Rio Grande
was not observed by many of the old
time Rangers. Captain C. L. Nevll
and his men found tho Internationa
border stream no barrier when ir
5ERS. ~ .
l/ould Fill Volumes?
>rce Which Kept OutIs
IVlay Be Dissolved
I r'lnCO nill??3iiU Tn/Un??
In the early part of 1881 Indians
killed a stage driver and passenger in
Quitman Canyon. Captain Nevill nnd
nine men took the trail of the redskins
and followed them into the
mountains of Mexico, keeping closo
on the trail for twenty days through
a wild and uninhabited region, finally
overtaking the Indians, killing six of
them and recovering sixteen stolen
horses and mules.
Before railroads wore built Into the
territory between San Antonio and
the Rio Grando that region, more
than two hundred miles long by three
hundred miles broad, was the base of
operation of many desperate bands
of Mexican thieves and smugglers.
Captain L. H. McNelly and his company
of Hangers were the flying
squadron that subdued (ho lawlessness
in that big scope of country.
They undertook and accomplished
tasks that seemed uusurniountable
to the State authorities at Austin.
Captain McNelly mastered the situation
by conducting a plan of campaign
that struck terror to the heart
'of the border outlaws. He and his
men were on the go constantly. They
entered the held in the middle '7 0's
and kept up a constant warfare
against tne border thieves and smugglers
for several years. It wan in
1882 that Captain M(-Nelly and about
thirty of his men had a battle with
Mcxii.an smugglers which is still
prominent in the annals of the lower
border. A band of Mexicans crossed
into Texas and stole a herd of cattle
: from the ranch of Richard King and
j headed the animals for the Itio
Captaiij McNelly was quickly in'
formed, and he and his men took up
| the trail. They arrived at the crossing
of the Rio Grande a few hours beI
hind the thieves and stolen cattle,
j Uraving the dangers that they knew
awaited them on the other side, they
swam their horses across and made
an advance upon the town of San
Miguel, in Mexico, In which place the
< K I Atfrtn 1*11/1 ?!???? "of .. ?? ?
iinu vca utiu luauii j ijuuci pi U"
| tectiou of the Mexican authorities,
i Their advance was repulsed and a
! light took place, in which twentyj
nino Mexicans were killed. After
' much parleying, the stolen cattle were
turned over to the Rangers and
driven back to the ranch of Mr. King.
Time after time Captain McNelly
and his men raided camps of border
; outlaws, killing all who offered re
| sistance. Many members of tho
: Ranger force wore killed In their
work of ridding tho frontier of the
Of the iatt Rangers, none
has a greater r >tu>a:!on for bravery
than ('amain John II. Hughes, who
j entered tin? servi <> twenty-live years
j ago and is in < m.and of one of tho
four compani; - \ iiich compose the
State force. ii'> had many single
handed encounters with bad men in
tho early da> . and has a score or
more of not; h <?:j his gun, all of
which were put there in tho performance
of his duty. It is said of him
that he was never known to show
j the slightest trace of excitement. He
is low voiced fmiet Miifl iinncsiinilmr
I Ho Is a devout church member and
possessed of a comfortable fortune In
lands and money. He was recently
transferred from the llttlo border
towu of Ysleta to Amarillo. He says
that he hated to make tho transfer
becauso It. made it necessary for him
to give up Ills Sunday school work at
Ysleta. lie had been superintendent
111 i in- oiiiiuii.) m nuoi iuui'i' ior several
One of Captain I lushes' most noted
exploits was the killing of Florenclo
Carrasco, a notorious bandit of the
upper Rio Grande border. Hughes
was 011 a trip alone Into a remote part
of the Big Bend region, which was at
that time a veritable nest of criminals.
He was hunting for Desidario
I)uran, a Mexican outlaw, who was
wanted for murder and other crimes.
He surprised Duran in a little "jacal"
and took him captive, lie took the
Lxlonim* #*. "II..." IIM?r. i
ri munci n? .inn \>IIMIinlIIl H KlOI'e,
situated on the Texas bank of the
Uio Grande, .'iml chained him to a
post pending a start back to civilization.
During Act of Hughes.
While at the store Hughes overheard
a Mexican remark that Kloreneio
Carrasco was camped down In n
little strip of timber that bordered
the river. Hughes had been looking
for ('arrasco for some time and he de
It is Advocated as a
A roronl article by Lieutenant (}.
j\. i.i.vior, i . r>. a., oil -?occer Kootball,"
is most timely. Advocating Its
adoption in the army and for smaller
colleges generally, he said, in part:
"The conditions and requireiiu ntn
of the Army are very different from
thosr* of th?' collegeB. To 'make' one
of (lie lending football teams is too
often i lie object of a collego man's
life. Yon may say this is a perverted
ambition, but nevertheless it is an <-x1stink
condition, not a mere theory.
Aft<-r having for a few seasons en
jdjeu lilt* inuime reputation," now
many an all-American player slnkn
into obscurity for Hie rest of his life.
After lie leaves college, unless lie
1 coaches for a while, he probably
1 never again handles a football, but
spends the rest of his life in a swivel
chair with an occasional game of teni
ills, golf, or squash to keep him from
entirely deteriorating physically.
"A game of soccer rarely require?
a substitute, and tlio spectacle of a
new and fresh eleven being run in
I for the second half against a team nol
' so rich in substitutes is unknown
> TV,A IfWllvlrilinlll V flf fhrt Amorlonn Ic
strong, and tho opportunity for indl
I tlriual work offered by soccor would
> nppeal morn Btrongly to his nature
than tho studied teehnlqun of our col'
I lege game. I)o not gather tho Inv
1 prosslon that tho gamo (soccer) li
i not one of skill. Take In a cairn
elded that the opportune moment hud
come to capttire him. "Ho mountud
hiB horBe and rode straight to Currasco's
camp. The outlaw was surrounded
Uy a half dozen members of
his band. Hughes called to them,
demanding their surrender. The
Mfivinnna etnrfnfl fnf flin UimioI* ?*.!*%#*
I ? *"' ? "" "*? " "??
at Hughes as they run. Carrasco
stood his ground for a moment, attempting
to draw his gun. Captain
Hughes got in tho first shot, killing
the man instantly.
The news of the killing quickly
spread to the little settlement on the
other side of the river, and the Mexicans
began making preparations for
t rnl/1 /wi \\T l.wll.nm'n -"UW
?? * Utu Vil i ? iUUIiUUl D niui u >y mi uiw
view of killing Hughes. As soon as
it was dark Captain Hughes got his
prisoner, Duran, upon a horse, and 1
mounting his own, started for the
ueareBt railroad point, one hundred
miles distant. He conveyed his prisoner
by a roundabout trail and lauded
him in jail at Alpine.
Captain Hughes was with Captain
Frank Jones, another Hanger commander,
who had many thrilling ex-"
periencea upon the Rio Grande border,
when the latter was killed in a
flght with Mexican outlaws below San
Elizario. The Rangers were on a
Hunt for Servl? Olguin and his uncle,
Antonio Olguin, who were widely
known as thieves and murderers.
They trailed the Olguins across the
old river bed into a Mexican village
and found the outlaws in an old
When the K&ngors rode up to the
place the Olguins tired on them. Captain
Jones was killed soon after the
battle began, but lived long enough
to raise himself upon his elbow and
| wound one of the outlaws. It was
found that a number of friends of the
Olguins were in the building and
were aiding in the light. The Rangers
finally forced the surrender of the
muuij-iivi; in an. JJUlll
the Olgulns wore severely wounded.
In 1884 Captain Hughes made a
rhase of more than three thousand
miles after a band of horse thieves,
lie took up the trail near Austin and
followed It out through West Texas,
up iuto the panhandle and down
through New Mexico, to a point near
Sliver City, where he captured two of
the outlaws and placed them In jail.
The thrilling exploits of Captain
Hughes and threescore other men
who have served In the Ranger sorvice
would fill several volumes.?New
ny * r.iin;;> ixjim).
Having retired from active business.
I desire to dispose of my aeroplane.
it is a light, airy machine and
capable of great speed. On m.v last
trip it reached the earth, a distance
of some 5u0 foet, in less than two
This machine was made under my
persona! supervision and lias several
unique features not found in other
I and more common affairs. It has a
ne-it :-:;ionge rack, where a gossamer
! bathing suit can be stored in case of
j emergency. It also carries a toothbush
and lias a place where a fountain
11 can be neatly packed.
Another admirable innovation not
found elsewhere is a silk fish net,
j mum neneam, so uint in case or any!
thing wrong with the machinery you
can crawl under and monkey with
the engine without personal danger
if you are reasonably quick on your
back. The engine is also covered securely
by a water-tight rubber bag,
to protect it from the inroads of the
ocean or other bodies of water.
With my aeroplane I will furnish a
full set of instructions: IIow to
mount, how to start off and how to
steer. Unfortunately, I am unable
(o give a personal demonstration owing
to a previous engagement. The
followiiiE hints, however mnv ho
found io bo of Interest to the novice.
Do not wait until you have started
before testing your steering apparatus.
i <llil this tho last time 1 was
out. I)o not swoop too near the
earth in moments of supreme confidence.
It is hard to take a largo
slice from the top of some hill and
still retain your composure. If at
first you don't succeed, try, try again.
New parts can always be obtained in
a few hours.
If any one in interested in my machine,
I should be pleased to have
them look it. over. It is In splendid
order, having been recently rebuilt.
Address me care of the neurasthenia
ward, Hellevue Hospital. ? Lippin*
I TlirkOV lia? :i PdWl'limoilt tflnnnrw
| for such products us aro needed in
Sport For the Army
somo day and watch an expert 'dribhie'
"In conclusion, let mo quote the
opinion of Captain Bryan. the trainer
of the athletic teams of the Colorado
School of .Mines. Ho said to mo recently:
"'I like the open name, it does
not injure so manv of our vomit? men
That game (soccer) would he tho best
in the world for soldiers.'
"We have delayed too ion? in
taking up the game, and 1 trust that
in the near future it will he widely
played throughout our Army and put
r on the basis it so well deserves."
Heroes of the Common Lot.
[I is oile of those blessed contradir
lions lhat mako life worth living, that
after tho horrors of the f il mines
tho world looks brighter. Wo have
been reminded that all men ure not.
i mere cogs of an industrial machine;
i that they aro not above self-Bacrlllce;
i and that rough exteriors cover tho
virtues of which the poets have sung
and to which xnen havo erected noble
Tho heroism of the common lot!
I That wo havo seen again, and seeing,
j wo lose, at least, for tho moment, the
. momory of tho pettiness and tho
. meanness of that saroo common lot
j and find ourselves glad that wo aro
) men.?Editorial In the World To-Day.
wisely directed, will cause her to
give to her little ones only the most
wholesome and beneficial remedies
and only when actually needed, and
tho well-informed mother uses only
the pleasant and gentle laxative remedy?Syrup
of Figs and Elixir of
benna?when a laxative is required,
as it is wholly free from all objectionable
substances. To get ite beneficial
ofTecta always buy the genuine,
manufactured by the California
Fig Syrup Co.
Doceit usually lias a good a tart in
the man who boaBts of bis diplomacy.
A Fathvr'i Worry.
Your poor wcurlud wife loniug Bleep miralug
the little oue sufforlmc Iroiu that nt^ht
fi?ad for ohlldr?u and horror to paronts,
oboop, should have a bettlo of Taylor's
Ch?ioic?o ltemedy of Sweet Outu uud Mull?la,
ka undoubted croup prnvtrntativw oh
wwll &? family ouru for i-ou^ha, colds and
nouauiaption. At druKgUtH 85o. nud 60c.
It is easy for the nianvwho amounts
to nothing to vrive himsu-lf nwnv
Rheumatism is Curable
Nature's Remedy (XK tablets) will
cure Rheumatism and do it quickly. It so
thoroughly elean*ea and regulates the kidney*,
fiver and digontive system that its
cure* seem almost magi'iil. Results guaranteed.
Tako 0110 to-night, you'll feel better
in tlio morning. G*t a 23o. Rox. All
Druggists. The A. 11. Lewi* Medicine Co.
St. Louis, Mo.
A Dangcrouo Weapon.
Two Irtsluuen w?r? out hunting,
wttk oa? gun l*?twuen them. Tho
nan with tho gun saw a bird on
a fewrlc a*d took careful aim nt It.
"For tfie lore of heaven, (Mlko!"
?h*wt*d the otlitvr huntw, "don't
hootl The gua ain't loaded."
'Tt>R *o< to!" yelled Mike. "The
bind won't wait!"??*????.
AN AIDVQNTUROUS SPIRIT.
"Why d<d you have your head nhaved
bofore going to the seaHlioro?"
"I waut#d to aee If thera beach barhern
would be able to persuado me
that I needed my hair cut." Louisville
By Lydia E. Pinkham's
'J'' Do Forest, Win.?
.''.J "After an opera*
i r\v\ f ah ** .?
1 ',a(^ pains dow 11Wm
Wlirtl *n both sides,
? % *9> [? backache, Ullt* a
jpi-I jO weakness. The doc:P1?h
ZZL Em tor want<'d me to
lijfX /pp have another opera*
Won. I took Lyuia E.
i^tk'' -f&vfr i'lwkham'a V^geta/'Zy^tttv/I
< \ *'le Compound and
/ /' '/] ' ' I am entirely cured
?L:; _// / .' lof my troubles."?
Mrs. Attquste Vehpeumann, De Forest.,
Another Operation Avoided.
New Orleans, La.?"For years X suffered
from severe female troubles.
Finally I was confined to my bed and
the doctor said an operation was necessary.
X Rave Lydla E. Pinkhum's Vegetable
Compound a trial first, and
was saved from an operation." ? Mrs.
Lily J'kyroox, 1111 KerlerecSt., New
'i nirf v irnara af rn
? *??; v?i iiiiiminiincu Hlll'CeOB
confirms the power of Lydiu E. l'inkham's
Vegetable Compound to euro
female diseases. The great volume of
uiisolir.iteft testlmnnv rnn?t;iiiflv nnnr
i11mt in proves conclusively that /.ydia
E. Pinkham'a Vegetable Compound is
a remarkable remedy for those distressing
feminine ills from which bo
maay women suffer.
If you want special advice about
your eaao write to Mrs. Pink ham,
lit Lynn, Mush, ller mlvico is
free, ana always helpful.
cQ ~*L.Z Poultry"
Fnr??l?: -VanA*r?i R*4 Album**, tr. nutk* cH?
li.atd* nt the o|?i Caletnin )"t.? ?|>k *i?, t? n>?k? the
<'?? hell, OkpAlenm, to aid Nut Vrailm,
heert and nrrrc loale The p*va producer
en Utn market Write (or booklet.
Tha Southern Ktnnk Fnnrt P,n..
T?* COLE PLANTER
MAKES BIGGER CROPS
Because It mlxe? the iruano with Itoe soil cloaa
under the ??ed w> that tha cotton Is nourished
from the tlraa it aprout* and Urewi oil
ftiroiig and ThrlAy. a farmeriaya "IflO
pounna ot guano aapllcil with the
Cole Plnnlrr la equal to lOO pontula
pntont Intfce n*?*l war.*'
it 1nckka8ks thk VlKf.n A UAIAt
or mors to each one-hourf. Crop.
BAVKS TIMK AND MONEY
One man and one horae atone trip proparai
tlie s?*d-foed, put* In ?h*ruatw>. opens a?am.
drops and covers the ajed, all In Just the rljrht
war for either C^>rn, Cotton. Peaa. Pprahuno.
Peanuts, 8tc, TT?a COLE. PLAISTE.IL Weaia
Ml* world ! golfing a qt lrk. <>v?n Hind,
Itpu*a on# aaad kftor another In a atralght
In .thick or thin, ao that It
I?M U I M III, and l?H to CRltlT?f?.
?Ir. n?arn of Qaonrla writ** "I fom.o wor
HIM rXAHTIRO HT CHOP WIT* TUB Ooi.S
(IRf' V TO YOU, writ* ato?c?
for frfcaa.JC c?Uiioruit and nam* of march ant
who Mil* an^ cuaranteti Cola PI an vera.
THll OOLE MfQ OO..
OX Sft, _ OXA1LOTTK. N. O.