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ONLY TEN YEAna.
Onlf V jmtt of Jojt unit I rare
lHwcm not vrrr Imir
Ortljr Inn ywir of hv unit fvir
TlwU lo mjr memory llinniff,
And n j-mi nre nOmillng ntln nl my rM,
Go fair ntxl no j-onng, my tonnr tirki
Now tirtvik from mjr iirnrt tola soiiri
Only Ion yivirn of Joyn nd l-(i,
Of mi iry nml cloudy weAthcr,
Hurt blenclnl our llrm together, my lorn,
Hiiro wolilwl our lirarU together.
60 wo'H ilrrntn once brbIb of the Imppy dftjn
Wo timidly Ktooil In tho mornlnu
With hearts f nil of love, with tho bins klw
And roqos our cordon adorning.
And now you ore ntJindlnjt again At my tide,
Bo fair und so young, ray bonny bride,
With roocB our pnUiwmy adorning.
Only ton yours of loy find tours,
And tho tears Into pcnrU nn turning;
Only Un room of hopes and fears,
And now a ittrect Incense Is burning
On thonltnr of Lore, whoso diadem
Now shimmers and gllstcnfl v ItH many a gem
Of sanctified sorrow and yearning.
Only ten years of Joys and tears,
Of merry and cloudy weather,
Ilavo blendod our lire together, my lore,
Havo welded our hearts togetbor.
Only ten yoari of hopes and fcorst
Their passing was fleet.
But their living was swoct
In merry and cloudy weather, my low,
As we've Journeyed along together,
THE CLERK'S STORY.
In tho full of I860 I was employed as a
clerk in a general storo at a cross roads
inFontbern Indiana. Tho storo, a church
and a blacksmith shop, with two resi
dences, made up tho buildings, and the
families of tho merchant and tho black
smith were tho only residents. The
country abont was thickly settled, how
ever, and trade was ulwnys good. Be
foro the merchant engaged mo ho an
nounced that I would have to sleep in
the store o' nights, and that unless I had
pluck enough to defend tho place against
marauders he did not want mo at any
Ho showed mo a shotgun, a revolver
and a spring gun, which wero used, or
on baud to bo used, to defend the place,
and tho windows were protected with
stout blinds and tho doors by double
locks. Tho closo of tho war had drifted
a bad population into Indiana. The
highways wero full of tramps, and there
wero hundreds of men who had deter
mined to make a living by some other
means than labor. Several attempts
had been mado to rob tho store, and it
had como to that pass that no clerk
wanted to sleep there alone.
Tho merchant seemed satisfied with
answers I gave him, and on a certain
Monday morning I went to work. The
samo night a storo about four miles
away was broken into and robbed and
tho clerk seriously wounded. Two
nights later thrco horses wero stolon in
our neighborhood. At the end of a
we'ek a farmer who was on his way
homo from our storo was robbed on the
If I had not been a light sleeper from
habit theso occurrences would have
tended to prevent too lengthy dreams as
I lay in my little bedroom at tho front
of tho second story. Tho revolver wa
always placed under my pillow, and the
6hotgun stood within reach. The spring
gun was set about midway of tho lower
floor. It was a double barreled shotgun,
each . barrel containing n big charge of
buckshot, and the man who kicked the
string and discharged tho weapon would
never know what hurt him.
It did not feeein possible that any one
could break into the storo without aroub
ing mo. Tliero was no door to my room,
and after tho people in the neighborhood
had gono to bed I could hear the slight
est noiso in tho store. I had looked the
placo over for a weak spot and had
failed to find it, but my own confidence
camo near proving my destruction. 1
should have told you in describing the
storo that just over tho spot where we
set tho spring gun was an opening
through which we hoisted and lowered
such goods as were stored for a time on
tho second floor. When not in use thi
opening was covered by a trap door.
Toward evening on tho tenth day oi
my cleikship I hoisted up a lot of pails
and tubs, and had ju&t finished when
trade bec.mio so brisk that I was called
to wait upon customers. Later on I saw
thai I had left tho trap door open, and I
said to myself that I would let it go un
til I went to bed. Tho storo had the
only bmglar proof safe for miles
around, and it was customary for the
fanner who had a hundred dollars or so
to leave it with us. Ho received an en
velope in which to tncloso it, and lie
could take out or put in as he liked.. On
this evening four or five farmers came
in to deposit, and as I afterward figured
up we had about $1,500 in tho safe.
Tliero wero two strange faces in the
crowd that evening. Ono belonged to a
roughly dressed, evil oyed man, who an
nounced himself as u drover, and the
other as a professional tramp. I gave
tho latter a pieco of tobacco and some
crackers and cheeso, and ho soon went
away, aud wo wero so busy up to 0
o'clock that I did not give tho drover
much attention. When wo came to shut
up tho store ho had gono from my mind
altogether. We counted up the cash,
made somo charges in tho day book, and
it was about 10 o'clock when tho mer
chant left. I was tiled, and I took a
candle and mado tho circuit of tho stoio,
sot tho spring gnu and went to bed. 1
had to pass within six feot of the trap
door as I went to my room, but I did not
see it. It was a rather chilly night in
October, and wo had no fires yot, and us
I got under the blanketa the warmth
was bo grateful that I soon fell asleep.
p It was tho first night I had gono to bed
Without thinking of robbers aud won
dering how I bhould net in case they
camo in. I did not know when I fell
asleep. I suddenly found myself hnlf
upright iu bed, and there was an echo in
the utoro, as if tho fall of something had
aroused mo. It waa 1 o'clock, and I had
been asleep ulinost three hours. Leaning
on my elbow I Attained my ours to catch
tiio ungiitoBt sound, ana after n ininuio
I heard a movement down stairs, While
l could not my what it was, a tort of in
stinct told mo that it wuh raiwlo by somo
j Everything on tho utioet was tui ellont
an tho grave. My window curtain whs
up, und I could see that thu uky had
thickened mill was very black, I did not
twait for tho nolbo to bo rejM'ntcd. I wan
jum an rnru nun luuuu kiju wun 111 wiu
utoro at if 1 had already seen hi in, and I
Eeropt wftly out of bt., drew on uy
trouMji and uiovml out into thu big
room, liatiw? thuruvolviir in my hand.
TMuru wu 110 uoor at iho liuuil of U
ktnlr. 1 Inti-inli-d to mi 1 Intro and lintcn
Klown thu ta!rwy.
Aa I wa iiiuWiiij iwnm lliu rnom,
which tviia tliun prulty cluur of i;ooda M
lfaled thin opptiinjf ami clmngprt my
coums to mm li tt. It wan twrlbly dark
In tho room, ami ono itnfntnlUnr with
tho placo would not havo dared to tnovo
ft foot. Half way to tho trap I got down
on hands ond knw, and as I rtchcd tho
oponing 1 Bottled down on my Moniach.
There was n dim light down etrtlr.
That Bottled tho fact tlmt somo ono was
In tho storo. After 11 tninuto 1 hoard
whispers, then tho movement of feet,
thou n certain sound which located tho
Intruders to n foot. Tlioy wero at tho
safo In tho front of tho Btoro.
I drew myself forward and looked
down the opening. I could bco n lighted
candle and two or three dark figures at
tho safo, and I could hear tho combina
tion being worked. My first thought
was to drop my hand down and open firo
in their direction, but I romomberod that
wo had so many articles hanging up that
no bnllot had 11 chanco of hitting the
mon. I was wondering what to do, when
I heard ono of tho men whisper:
"It's all d d nonsenBo. Wo might
work hero a wcok and not hit it."
"But I told you to bring tho tools and
you wouldn't," protested another.
"Oh, dry up!" put in a third voice.
"What wo want to do is to go up and
bring that counter hopper down, and
mako him open tho box."
'Til give tho cussed thing a fow more
trials," said tho first man, and I hoard
him working away again. My oyc
could not havo told mo tho number of
robbers, but my ears had. Thore wero
threo of them, and thoy woro no doubt
desperate and determined men. Thoy
spoke of bringing mo down to open thu
safe, as if no resistance was anticipated
or takon into .account. Indeed, they
might well reason that th had mo at
their mercy. Tho rain was now falling,
the night was very dark, and a pistol
shot in tho store could not havo been
heard in either of tho dwelliijgs.
If they had reflected that I might bo
armed thoy would havo offset it with
the fact that I was a boy of 18, with
girl's face and probably a girl's nerve.
I don't deny that I was a bit rattled, and
that my lip would quiver in spito of me,
but I was at tho same timo fully de
termined to protect tho storo if it cost
mo my life. How to got at tho fellows
was what bothered mo, but that trouble
was soon solved.
"There," whispered tho man at tho
combination as ho let go of it, "I won't
fool hero another minute. That kid
knows tho combination, and wo can
mako him work it. Como on."
They wero coming up stairs. Tho best
placo for mo would bo at tho head of the
stairway. Tho stairk had a half turn in
them, and 1 would firo upon tho first
man who came within range. I heard
tho men coining back to tho stairway
and my nervo gavo way. It wasn't from
cowardice, but the Icnowledgo that I was
to kill a human being upset mo. I de
cided to retreat to my room, and if they
persisted in coming that far I would
shoot. Tho trio had rubbers on their
feet, but they camo up stairs without
tr3-ing very bard to prevent making n
The 0110 who came first liad tho candle,
and as ho got to tho head of tho stairs 1
saw a knifo in bis other hand. Thoy
made no delay in approaching my room,
and with a great effort I braced myself
for what I saw must happen. They
could not see me until within three or
four feet of tho door, and their first inti
mation that I was out of bed was when
they heard mo call out:
"Stop, or I'll shoot!"
I had them covered with the weapon,
and for fifteen seconds there was a dead
silence. Then they got a plan. Tho
man with the candle dashed it on the
floor, and I suppose they meant to rush
in on mo in the dark, but I checkmated
it by opening firo. They then either
meant to retreat down stairs or toward
tho rear of tho floor, for I saw the three
together moving off, and fired at their
dim figures. Three seconds later there
was a great shout of horror, followed In
tho tremendous report of tho double bar
reled spring gun, and then there was ab
I think I stood in the door shaking liki
a leaf for fully three minutes before tin
silence was broken by a groan. Then it
camo to me that the robbers had fallen
through tho open door upon the cou
leading to tho gun. I struck n match
lighted my own. candle, and going tt
the'opening saw threo bodies lying be
'low. Running back to tho bedroom to
recharge my revolver, I thou went down
stairs to investigate.
It was aa I suspected. The threo had
pitched down together. The top of oue't
head had been blown off b' tho shot, a
second had a hole in his chest as big a"
your fist, while tho third, who was le
sponsiblo for tho groans, was severely
wounded in both legs. It was tliret
months before ho could be put on trial,
and ho then got four years in prison.
Tho whole thing was a put up job. The
"drover" was a Chicago burglar called
"Clawhammer Dick," and he had hidden
himself in tho stove that night, and then
let his pals in by tho back door. Thoy
had a horse and wagon in tho rear of
tho building, and tho plan was to rob
tho store of goods as well as to got at the
money in tho safo. A bit of carelessness
on my part not only savod tho store and
probably ray life, but wiped out u very
desperate gang. Boston Commercial
Tho nail Player.
Bobby Do you like your new house?
Littlo Johnnie Yes. It has a vacant
lot next doer. Epoch.
There is a mile of railroad in the
tJnited States for every 404.03 inhabit
ants. Three locomotives have been shipped
from America to Palestine for the uow
railroad between Jorusalom and Joppa.
When the railway across Siberia is
completed it is estimated that the tour
of tho world in fifty days will bo feasi
ble. The total length of all the railroads of
tho world in 1888 wns07l,771 Icilomotors.
America, 804.005; Europe, 214,253j Asia.
88,41(5; Africa, 8.U00; Australia, 10,700,
Surveys uro nearly completed for an
extension of tho Florida Coutral and
Peninsula railroad of 28!) miles from
tyilnoy, Pin., ton connection with tho
ruilroudH centering at Birmingham, Ala.
A private cur Iium juut been completed
for tho Prcflltlent of the Mexican .Cen
tral road which is imid to bo thu moot
perfect In IU appoint menU of any
nrlviita car yut poiitruotd It wuiglw
Two liundrtxl and twenty-live train
nrrlvu nl, and thu wiimo unmoor depart
from, tho liiond Htri'ut Million of hu
I'ltimitylVMiiltt rnd at J'JilludfJiililii ovvry
wcfli day, Una Immln"! and flfiwn ur
rive and depart uvury tiuudy,
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Sanitary Woollen System Go.,
Juit to baud a. full supply of
Genuine Jaeiror Articles are
Trado Mark, euelosing Dr. Jaeger'B
tSf Acoept uo goods that do
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FOR SALE BY THE
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OUR GRAND SILVER. PEACHBLOW, SATIN WARE, GLASS WARE,
TOYS & DOLLS GIFT SALE WILL COMMENCE
Monday, Decembers, 1890.
fl During IhU sale every
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MP- Loot In our Windows and too
Th Leading Mllllnry Homo, cor, Fori it Holt) itrt,
the nuore wareirfor gsntlemen
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Fort street, oppn. 8pi eikils" Bank. Mnnnlnbi, H. I.
customer purchasing $2.60 worth, will
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OH AS. J. FISH EL,
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MESSRS. KING BROS.
ARE MOW PREPARED TO SHOW THE VERY REST ASSORT
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Etchings, Artotypes, Photogravures,
ENGRAVINGS, Etc., Etc.
Also, a ohoico lino of
Hunt's & de G-raft's Pastel Pictures.
For those desiring Hawaiian Subjects, tlii-v havo to offer
PAINTINGS & WATER COLORS !
By Jules Tovornier, Jos. D. Strong, D. Howiud Hitchoock, R. O. Bamfield
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A very fine assortment of
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ARTISTS' SUPPLIES, at greatly reduced pnecs.
PARLOR EASELS, iu Oak, Cherry, Bamboo, UriiBa, Etc., Etc.
WALL BRACKETS of all kindsTlu Ebony, Oak, Walnut, Etc., Etc.
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original and progressive Company:
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INDEMNITY BO'-JDS, 4 " " " " - "
IMPROVED FREL. TONTINES WifH ti I NATIVE OPTIONS.
PARTNERSHIP AND JOINT LIFE. POLCib.S.
CHILDREN.0)' ENDOWMENTS, ETC.
Tho Company is equitable, its payments priunpt,ud certain, and ,its
From (he New York Son, April 4th, 18U0.)
I'liH liurHf4t IJiisiiKiHS fivor TraiiHaot'd by a Lite Assur
ance Company. .
The new business of the Equitablu Life Assurance Society of Now
York for the first quarter of tho present year is reported to exceed Fifty
Million Dollars. This is at the rute of (wo hundred millions of assur
anceor the year, aud is unprecedented in the annals of life assurance.
Cfiylnformation cheerfully furnished to any who will write to or call
upon the undersigned at his ollleo.
' ALEX. J. GARTWRJCHT,
Gonural Agent for the Hawaiian Inlands. Equitable Life Assurance Society
' of the U. H. - Jan-l-9&
Assets, : : $10.0,063,600,96
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At every uyu, on every proiiiium
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of the New York Life IiiBuranco Co.
hayo hoeji LARGER thun thoge OF
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For purlliniliirc apply to
(loti'l Agent llawallun Ulaiuli,
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TAI WO CHAN,
Manufaerurcr of Ladles' & Geutleiuon's
French Kid, Calf & Kangaroo
SKIN SHOES MADE TO ORPKH.
, VnSKfA or Hewed, AIhu, SmtdloN.'
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KUKUI JEWELny a SPECIALTY,
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kinds of repair juii.0-Sy
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