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W. L. BRISTOL,
KoppH ovorything pertaining to
tho lino of Stnplo and Fancy Oro
sprips, Woodonwnro, Vogotablos.
Fruits, Sic, Sic.
My Now Style Mixed
DiCTbront Combination From any
Doforo Oirorod in tho Murkct,
and of Excellent Flavor.
and FLOWER POTS.
1 U1HI tt Ml Win,
Sweet nxd Rich
Central Hop Yeast
Acuin This Summer.
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THE MEDICAL BUEQIOAL INSTITUTE,
THE MOTHER OF BATISTE.
H ,vas fcrowlrii? ,in,k 0nu wintry day
when '.Mouscff I'luro," tlio r'rcncti
truitcr, entile rutin? Into Fort I.envon
worth. Ho wax well known In thu garrl
on Hi one of this shicwdot and rlcliuft
traders west of the .Ml'0iirl, lint known
inly lh ".Momccr I'lerre," tor which pecu
liar reserve ho had never mentioned his
Htirn.-itiip, choushi,; rntlicr to accept tho
nleknuiic which win oon fastened tilion
him. "Jlotiscer I'lerre 1'iirl j-V"1""
wan cill.il whniiftM'r hl eotnruiln') nceiled
to j;lvo lilniiironn.il or n mote illotlndlw!
tltlo. 'I'lironh thin mock courtesy they
not only rM ntcil hit want lintiknci", hut
a 'o exprei-cil their native ilitatto for hi
alien liloml aii'l nil thu propt-iifllivH which
It r.M illnd. 11 h was not iioiilllar. There-
crvo In ruanl to IiN name u t tnlcil to nil
ills private consents, unit mi, wiui ir.iun
ol pcronal lastlilloiisneic, ncirrcntlvo aN
hiiitry utiil n close, Irtlijal Ji.tliiti In money
mutters, made htm nomcwh it of an offence
to the frcc-toni'iicit, opeii-hanilnl Western
men, who had a HMilon of fpelidln all
they could tct, ami telling till they Knew
Irnnk and ciiL'-iL'Inir read nc ho
they spoke ot ".Motucer I'tcrre" with
trttU us r man who. wldlo cctnlntf to take
all thimi quietly, turned them to his nmi
account, always nail ins own wsy, hdii mai
way one which Invarl ihly drew tho inoncy
a-ltlc Irom tln lr ihiihh into iu.
Hut now. In Ptiitc ol thtlr prejudice
airalust him, the lull dozen men who ctiatK-.
ed to he linerlm,' out ot doors hurried to
nwet the tiioni'et" a-, he rode In. There
was n nioMicct ol news and ol wll.i
everv frcdi comer, never disregarded at nil
outpoit where trie mails are months ..part ;
and, besides, they wcrosiirpried to .cuttie
mull at thi naion of thu year alone, with
out the train of hunter-, trappers, Indians,
tvanistur., horses wa'.'ous, d i's and all thu
mo ley croud tint wero wont to attend a
succcs'tui trader icturiilii;,- to winter ipur
ters f tli th sp'dlsot the -iimmer.
Hut "Moiiseer 1'ictrc" did not clu ck Ids
hor.o or hec ulie ciacr. friendly questions,
xt ep liy I'llllog out eiirtl) . "lion -oir, ,ny
o'.ii irlemli! men no urow me cipu 01
his oldler's liltle overco it closer around a
jucer liuudle id huck-kln heads and IrinKe
men lie .Mtrieil li lore nun on r.11 pauinu
tho men had a vague idea that it wan a
' ot L'olt - iti the spur- Into hi- panting
horpe and galloped ttir. tigh the '.'rnup or
i tli" Utile do,' hotte In vvhlca Major Kvi't,
thn Indlin agent. lived.
JIu ill-inuilllleu licit:, -lipped me nri"io
v.rhls arm and knocked loudly at tin-
door. It was tipeiie l by a t II. trray-h ilred
to hi, the mjor hlmsM'. witlioti: gtvt .g
n m time ti speiK. I'lerre tint hi liiind'e
genti) indie the door, grasp.d the tmjjr's
liitl'l 111 til', arm sain rapniiy. -vijj ir.
you once protnl-ed to d i m the greatest
favor I m gli' a-k I've hu' live mlnii'eito
it n iw. That tiov under: w 11 jou
and our good lady k ep him safa fr me
His name' U ip'i-tc foi my fatlp-r. I want
him bied like a Chris Ian and a eiitlein in.
;'ou know better than I I no tact t, sir,
inv on ii -on. unit i Uliwe to five nun
better show th in ever I've nad. Keep h in
lor me 'till s;ir.n, sir. mid 1 1 n I wi.i p t
him Into the riicrcd Heart at at. I.ulil wt.li
tlio good tirutbert.'
'An t." said Mr-. Kent, who had follow-
ed her hiisti.tiid to the duo and -tood un-
bsrrved. ooklng at the two men, "what
1 ies the child'- mother say about it or ha-
tie n tie '
rierro took oir hi- lit to t n lany anu an-
Wen it Willi a nervous laugn; -in
inotlier? oh, I forg 'l to -ay. bl- mother's
SI tlx Injiti : w.tli Her trlue Up at lv;ar-
ney s .e II g"l over u. I rueui n. 1 snail
il ver lurgoi iniir isiuiiiic-- i'i iu j uiiii'i,
inadame. Hut tare .veil : I inu-t tie g .1 g.
tlol bl jou!" And without another
word, and 01 Iv a In y giauce oicKvvaiu
Intotno daikeidiiB iojiii, he vaulted into
hi-fadilli and ua on Jilt ot -ight
I hu in dor ami in- who oo iaieiue
. lUure 'till It wa - lo-t in the twll gtit.
"I'lcrrn talks It than ever," -aid the
unjnr; win till then nail not imercu a
woru. , . ,
Hut -Mr. I-nt, following ncr own train
f thong-it, expr .-icd her-cll moro -troug-I-.
"1 don't like that I'renehinui." sh
' . i 1. I..I.. 1... I'rvr.l.l
a il - -tic iii'ueu uacis inn' iui...
"wiih In- dsik face and siiijodi iiu ner.
He's heartle--. Ite-Ple-, .'ir. ivem, vvimi
arc we to do vMth un ltd mi japoosuon
oar hands all winter? I.lkcly to get the
mea-Ies, wh-oping roug", fcanei jever,
The maiir. siiill.nr. stopped her: Look
Thu uliniliu which rii-nu iii nuu.-s
ihe roni stiil ia n ih H Jr. but out ui It
had crtvt a " KJ" " ' ;reaiuruaoout two
ear-old. At the S illliu oi me uiiiauiiiiar
voices hu setlttle I acro- the loom iiku a
iTab. into thu ilatK. i corner iiuiaich iuu
b. d.lead and wall, and stood 'herf, ill
origin it.ck ec shilling tint ugh the
gloom, ai.d a now . r gro t-quo -vvcei ii -,
II ill tlllliU, nail iicnaui, iunii'1
lace. Hu wa- iins-eii launs h.iu.v in a
ult of buckskin, Jacket and legging-, rich
ly women ami lriiigeu uu u-ui miuj
line-. Mocca-itis were on Ids tlnv leut: u
.triii'' of bear's claws at.u nun s - uen
4 round his neck Jangled low at ev ty move
ment, and In his long sinvght h ur weio
i i. nut three or tuitr of the liangeable bur-
lil-hed fc.tth ri irmn the cock's tail. 1 lies
beads and Dell- and 1 juniors guuimi reu in
tho re J llrcllglit with a savage -pletmur ;
the little font) w,t straight as an at row :
the lilt! lace set in an a eiiiiu uignny
and tho bur looked not uniiue a naoy enici
tain droseil lor thu wiivdancc his grand
lather, "tin cm l oiniltnc moux, m mm
.Mrs. Kcut '.aw only a nunneries- nine one
hurt and lonely,
iconic, honiiv.'" tho ciii'd as she gather
on him. buckskin, leathers ninl all. o her
'ininiH liii-nui. "l'oor little man ! I'm sun
inothei's veartiiip- lorely lor you this
And in tho uav- vvnicii canto me ctititi
yeiirncd lor his mother In u way pitlltil to
ee. Or prrhap-ho missed moiu the Iresh
air and tho wi d Ireo llfu of the pinliics and
woods, lie Was not happy win ills Mini
friend-. Ills now clothes w etc n toniient
to linn, for, ns the lirst slop toward civili
zation. Mrs. Kent striiipett oil his heathen
nil I'liw'-awB .mil mis aim into frock-. The
dally scrubbing with toap ukd vvartn water
he cott-ldarcd quilo tinuccebsaty, for ho
had ha I hut lew baths before In his Hie
and thus, in iii.y cliancu wnjsido stream
where his mother broku tlie Ice, held him
v tho lice s and p u gcii him its Nor vv as
iiu comlortn lo on LIB suit bed, for hu r--
in im.rreil well how .11 ougli tli long stun
m r days lis had bu n strapped into his
eniMiiin.sliancd ci'iulu ami lilltig on tho low'
bianchoi trees lobe rccko t by every wind
that blew, as tat ami urowsy as me swaa
d.ed bitiieilly Kt'tih whicu swung by hi
viol vet bo never cried or fretted. Ilo
sat ii.iticiilly id Hr-t. staring at the iloor
and looKing wi-uuni ii" i" "t n)
oil" who entered, uu touiiieii out wacn.
over tho lur was l-''1 unlatchud, and
could be alway caputicil In the back tar
do , dlgiliu in tho earth, throw ni; sticks
and sioiP s at tho birds Hying oyer ins head,
eli ilng tho i IileUen-. tortiiritig thu cat.
rol lug over :hu dog-; lu thu stables under
thnh rses' leof, playirg in thu mud pud
d c with hits ol bulk lor canoes, And ill
tits iih mu It u sober, steady ardor that
M s. Kcni shook her head in d spatr, and
said, MU'tiste is hi-m tliei's child, an In
dia el ur through, and there's no Usj go
lag again t N dure "
Moa'ivvhilti, tho winter lmil fairly set In
a regal ir old-fushioned winter. The gar
rt'Ott waked up onu nio nlng and Haw ihu
grunt yillow river which rolls bv tho foit
Irozen Irom shore to shorp, tho ice so thick
that loaded o.v.wngons could bo driven
across. Th n it snowed by nay and Irozu
Bt nlff'it till tho whole whin pr drlu around
thol'oitwas covored with sitow four feet
Jeen on tho level, while in tho vroiye and
0fl.c, aBvx.lltlxi BiiUdinc-, Camar Twelfth. Btrt m.rxi "VTuli.letMa, Avmut.
CAIRO, ILLINOIS, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1875.
drills only the topmost houghs of the plno
tiees went saen. t'ho 'oldie's MhoVeloil
pathways out through the sally-port-, utid
plied this snow high above f heir heads on
ellhersldo It IV .o there Into a solid wall
Us Ingfur Into Hie -prlng. i ho tnlserablo
liair-cliid, half-lwi Indians always homing
around a We-tmn fort llickcd in lor rood
and shelter. Tho wolves did not wait to he
hunted down, tor. tamed by hunger and
cold, they prowled eloso tinder thu wall",
and sometimes at night they oven etcpt in,
lean and lank, with hideous howling, as if
to beg the blood thc liercely snatched III
warmer wc ither. All landmarks- and trails
wero covered up, and tho olde-t httnie's
sat around their hearihi like women and
spun long yarns. Whoever lelt thu lort did
so at the ri-k of his life. Ono man ventur
ed, lor n loollth wager, to go 1 1 thu river at
night, n dl-tatice ol perhips a qttatlcr of a
mile. The al" was tnlck with the hlln ling
siiowa idlln mo in was ohsjuied JI lust
Ids way, turned hack, wandered about as
long as his strength lasted, then ho lay
down to sleep with the uertaluty that ho
should never wulten again. In the early
morning ho was lou id by his auxlotis com-rade-Jiiit
outside thn-iAnll-, wllhni astme's
throw of his starilng.polnt, moro dead
than alive only alive because a large wolf,
weakened by starvation, had 'alien on top
ol him and lain thero all night, thus pre
serving with his shaggy body a leehlu
spark of lib; In the man.
The u;chts house during this stress of
weather was tho headquarter of thu fam
ishing Indi ins Thov erowded,unkcmptutid
ragged, Into the largo warm kltciuli, and
Mrs. Knit gave them whatever portion ol
corn b cud and bacun -he could span rrom
hero. mi stoic. One uiornltw, when she
went Into her tro t ro un, she was startled
toiin.l a sWiithy Indiin w m ti quat o i
on tho bllUalo-rot o before thu bla..ug
wood-tire, sound asleep. It was the luavy
s nep or exhaustion. Tho woman's hands
were chapped and bleeding ; her preliy
lace Was uupaiutcd utid all was.ed by Hun
ger; he, long hair, an Indian woman's
prid -, hatigl.ig unplatted and tangl d; the
ga ir.ppifg and ador uiielils o' her diess
tri)cd an 1 ir.g I d and tjr . Au empty
cr .die, mad alter ih j curious Itid'au pat
tern, rested a.-alnst tuc chimney -pNce, ami
It w.i plain by thud -ep maris ol thu sirup
acio-- the woman's blow tint -no had car
ried hu heavy burde.i a I mg ibstn.i t'.
1! this miito token Mr-. Kent knew that
thu poor ireaiuru at lur leet w is childless
as will as cool and 1 1 ; lor it is a cu?l in
ataoin; some ol our Vstern tribes i hat
when a baby die Its mo her ihsl. cany
au tt . Willi her lot a year n- more thu
i mpiy i adlu tor a baiUe ol liiouiulng. On
J u uej-or ii camp, al ork or at iut. she
kK'psiliu ttiiioi u- ra lie tea her. o en
lavl-ti ng ti u th - empty he 1th car s-o
and emiearuieiiis -lie moim! .ivu mr pit
jio e it It wuru alive to crow aud stnilo lu
v it.i great p:ty In her heart, Mrs. Kent
kn-ltiiv'ihtf womm. sin o lied nack t e
-tragglfnu h il and calle 1 softly I rouu her
trom her stu.or. she stirred at the ge..
lle l 'tic , in'Jitrcd, .-- red wildly ai d men
broku out into sobs and xclain.ti n in a
ctl iou tumble of uuguagt-. .-he olnt
en io her -hrti .Ken emp y breast-, t the
c aille, out of thj wind jww. tin,' hur
liuuil-, ca-p-d Mis Kent' W.il-l, al.d
cred, "Mj ii tie pupoox ! I want: 1 no
live. My rvhole heart go II he bo come
Why, my p)or dear," fald Mr-. Kent,
Irl htued by her wild looks and gu-tuiis.
don t take on s i. II Hie oiea ap rtt who
luvn.Touh s taken sway y ur cuiid. y tt
know'it c ill never comu again ll yu arc
guild $ on will pcu IiIiii up h.ie in the sky."
' S ; no, no ! I waku at n gat. so culd
m lireusi: lie uoen inn iiu i .en-. .u .
muse Oll,- ltr,lluuK. noil uuiei
coiii4 1 walk many wliie, iuiui -tin-. I
come lar I -tarvu tor to i:et t tuuch in)
pre t) bov oug odwhh sjuaw know
neap, mill h m mey. Your rn .n good to
poor Indian. Winona Jo big vvoik for the
Ii tie dear papoo.o "
Wile,' sill IUU major, nun nan ju-t
come In "W Me, un- l- na i nu s mumer,
.-u c a- you'iu bor.t. We'.l have to g t her
oat ot the wav sme. ovv Uo t let hei
se the li iy : 'bcter sei d him over to
lhouias' quarter-lor the day. (livelier a
ind warai lirck a-i auu nun
"And taenr" -.ml Mr-. Kent Indig
"Will and then l don't Know."
At ml, moment Haptls'e, Iresh ami sweet
lioiu hi-inoi ningballi. came running b to
thu room. Wliuiia. crouching uu the lloor
ami -cetLlng to see only hei sorrow, .ler-
ed bv th lire at lit- cblldih tone-, w it . a
greedy gazu her evv.- Waiidere i over hU
body, III. 11 Willi a I'OUl.U llu a lli i - aim
n ci v as de p, she -uat.hed him in her
inn- aud tell to kls-lng Id hair, eyes, up-,
hands aud leet, murmur tig over ninl a
thoti-and sou Indian mum-, and Haplltu
iiesue.i on her bo-oui and laiigne 1 aloud a
If once inoio he had found hi- uomc.
I vvl-b I could tell you the Mr..ngo stf ry
ot Ii r juurnevju-ta- he told It to lue major
and Id- w.le ihat moru iig. Hat then volt
liugul onlj sinllu at her queer way ot laik
lug, whereas tUej died, lor you could not
see her -ad laeu a- UicV d.d. IlO- hear ner
ici!, nor uiideistaini now -ue pin n piajci
i d a sob into ever work.
She to d them ttiat f utn the moment ehe
i It her arm- empty and her child gone
wlthutlt a kls- she hid n ght and day one
thought : her utu v narrowed to the slm-
i,l , Ivn in leave thu cauiu lluil uer peo
ple and to lollow lier apuose en tward,
even l lougu snu inu-t " am in "mi" ."
smiri.e, ullt ol' lliu big Water." It Was
lo g bclore -he could estape. J lor Mhr,
.i.,.'..htni ,,f ihe. t.'ibe. watched hur sllspl-
'tnii.lv. and so -hu aw tunuV limes the
.mr. lade, and the d iwa creep In, and the
dav daikcli again, before tuu ltiunuilt came
wlien -hu could steal iivva, upon Jcr deepe
rate Journey. At length It h ii'pened that
the stock ot irovi- ons in thu camp ran uw,
an t thu braves painted their faces, mount
ed lliclr sis It horses and rodo oil upon a
three dav.,' hunt, lu Mug behind theinoiiiy
I i-'nl.lri ii. with a lew s ccpy
old muu lor protuctots. i hat night, when
the camp was still, Winona rose, packed
Into the cradle ht-r buffalo skin, with as
mu ll dried meat as shu e uld tl d-it
wasn't much took her bow and arrow,
crept stealthllv out of thu wigwam into t ,o
mouiillght uast iho sum- ng old muu on
guard, and by daybreak w us many lulle
:IV'IV lllll 11 tho tratkless limine.
&h'o knew that the nearest paie-faeeeamp
wis Toil Lenvo-wotth, dlia.,t from l-'ott
Kuarnuv ficruup. thn u hundred miles, and
Hint ..v.'rv one i.'oimr ca-t pasted through
this po.-t. lu It r youth sou had fevera!
i mu- wa lied llllv miles between sli set
and sun-et. and she IV U siifo she could ca
ilv travel threo hu. died miles In nine or
i. .ii iiuvs. bei'o i; the co il vveut her set in-
linil her child at toe liust. or learn Soiuo lid'
lags ot him, and bo helped on in her search
liv tho klud pul -luces, bo lor thu lit'et
tlii-ce days stio walked gayly on. sliigin,
think, her hcait was u light aud hkr coun
ago so high.
tut on me o r uav mu ski wus over
cast, tho opuu plains were swept by thu
w .no north-west wind, and thu siiow-storm
began Thu short days glow shottir si III
lu thu broad sh dows of tho hills, and the
an or moon rarely broku through the gray
clouds. With tho eomiiig f tin wind and
f.o.t overv sound and slu'ii ol life wo.,t nut.
anil a de i.tinhniken iii,et, uoiseluai, asitio
la HiiR snuw, sett ed ilo.vn upou the bl ak
prairie. Too trail id birds through tho air
tho roving herd of liuiliiloes ou tho lis,
the i uy bciivots mid lmiskr.its by tho
sti-oini, allvanls icd a itbymayl , scour ly
hPldcn lu thoir winter Home-, wluna
was us much a ono tho man locked lulu
plar eas, and thu awful rllemu and mo
aotouyorihlsKreatwhiio w rid. lu which
sho wa- tho . nly hoiiselcs. wanderer, lllied
her with t nor.
so n her scanty supply of food gave out :
tliei'ii wa no. bin;' shu niltflit shoot, -o shu
llvi d upon t ie ii-i st-b tteit mst -hl s hi d
black haws which tho birds had lelt on leal
le hoitijIiH by tho ioadldi, or sho dug thn
dn- and iaplctroot from the hard ground
with her benumbed lingers. Once ne was
alert enough to trap an unwary beaver who
peeped out at her iron) his mud-pladercd
house In the t reek. Willi Ween hunger she
ate him raw, and found him a mo-t deli
cious morsel. Then again shn came one
day upon a decrted eanipln-groui d which
had been e t lu ha'tc, for Ihu niv ulderlng
fire was still sending up tl In blue wreaths
of -moke Into the fro-ty n'r. and scrap" or
bom and buiralo-moat were : strewn over
the ground. She rested In this plsco sev
eral day-, as long as Iho scraps l-til. A
night shu slopped In tho sheltered valleys
whero the willows and cottonwoods grew
thick on tho banks ol llttto streatn!. alio
scooped out a place down to the earth,
piled the snow In rainpsfi" to vvlmlvvard.
spread out her buffalo robe, k tidied a ti ck
crlng lire, and lay down to llllu slumber
and dreams id warmth attl food and tho
aimless touch orbuby lund. Withthellrst
streak of dawn sJ(. was up and away again,
climbing over hills, cms-log streams on
floating cakes of ice, always htiegry and
thirsty, aching from head to foot, leaving a
red print on the mow front her bleed. ng
lect without cnldu ortrall, and yet divine
ly led over tho-u dreary, far-.trotchlng
wa-tes, where even the scent of tho bloo j
hound would have been al lalllt.
When three wesk-, a ti'arlyasshe could
estimate the time, had pa-S'-JaJBUyallinbal
u steep hill one morning, su.vKhcrsilf
that when she resched it- toJJ'ddlle
down and ret, Shu was "K"f V"3
tight against starvation and conr nothing
seemed worth seeking hut sCcp or death,
which would cure till paln. From that
hilltop sho linked down upon the giay
walls ol t-c fort; shi heard vol esatid bark
ing of dos -aw men moving about, and
the wum -moke rising Irom tho chimneys.
The sight quickened her drowsy scn-es.
She drugged tier elf on hands and knees,
along thu short dl-tance, staggered pt tho
sentinels, opend the ti d or she catnu
to, ank tainting In the hcart-ome wa mth
o' the tire, and wc have -ecn how, onawak
I'ic, she round her child as suddenly as she
had lost him.
Tho major turned away as -he looked tip
at him, her story ended. He was t Inking
of things he never spoke of fils own dear
mother and her icn lerlove. his own deariy
lovcd -on Hnth motlp r ami son were dead
long ago, hut they earn- hack sgaln fresh
a- yesterdav In this mother lidding tip her
thin hand- to him. ami In Ihl- son p'cadiug
yrt more str"nglv by his babyish joy and
cont- nt. On the' other ha d was "Mon-eer
l'icrre." Ilo had right In Ihu affair. Uu
mca it to do a good part y the child a bet
ter one tian to cue h in in bnrba Ity and
Ign rin 'e, with no Iglier uuiblilon than
th" scalping-knlfe and war-liillcc. The
malni hid iov r broken trust. Hu could
not now, though -ll th.- inuthcrs In the
world we'e on dp Ir k-ecs efbre hlu. He
sad -0 to hi- wl'e, and Ii- th n made a
ha-tv plan bv wile'. Wuion ish 'tttd be tiro
v ed for till -h- could be s-ntln -k to her
tribe with 'he tii-t t oo-i-g lug oKeirney.
'Ihe woinct lulled and vsjd.percd to
gcther lit- th" maj r wa- speaki'it'. tor
thev knew I be lid n t, lint the inkhty
ove winch had b ie -u h t a'n and trail
for love'-- Ue only WS-n triowtnbemadu
id' no vail, 'Ihe re-olutu major had nr
rave I two wotm n sgaii st huu-cll: Sam--of'
ti reie ere I to one.
Ald"d by Mr. Kent, Wlnnna wa- the
nnj ir'- sha 'ovv Irom that - line. Shu lay In
w-i't 'or hitn : If he m .untcl his hor.-e. -he
too at Id- bruHo : If I c walk d. -he roll-wed
: II he came In late, if lie went o t
early. Winona wa- ear y a'd late too, al
ways re idv. alway- patient a ways plead
ing, t"l at lenuth --the m .j r ami his
sijipiw" bee.'ime a by iiord in tho garr-on.
The major h m-ef f umi no nmu-cmcnt
in it : for wheicv r he turned lp- saw t'ds
woman's joung, pl eoiis face growing thin
ner an i moro uaggarii, anu a iook o; pa
tient lon'n-i setllb g Into the eves alw-v-
brimmlng with lr-. she was forbidden
to enter Ihe bou-e. and so on d iys when -o
bleak and bitter Tfa- the weather Hint not
a d -g whs rtrivin out into it, she Hond rr
hours in the snow, ki-slnv tho window.
p inn giln-t wi Ich the chubby brown up u
oT Hamiste wa- ila t 'tied
It vv.- a'ter uch a day that the major
-aid, "Wife. I give In. That squaw'- -icK
face haurt-me. I'll glvu her the child to
mo row nigh i tcllh rsi. How to make
out Willi Tarley-voiis I don't know."
Mrs Kent did not speak : -he could not.
It wa as if aprnulsc hid been made thai
her own dead baby, white and soft, should
atn -ieep warm in tier bosom
i he next day wa-one or the warm
bright days that drop sometime- Into the
niid-vv inter like a -pecia' boon. The .-tin
shone out in -uch broad bold beams thai
there was a motion and stir or life ti rough
the land -uch a- tin-Ill- it- in thu earlv day
oi spring, t'hu sLow-blids Hew pa-t In a
-udilen flurry ; the long Icicles hanging
r nin iho caves crew iiultu thin nnd fell
-pluitcring on thu grouud ; the Ice in the
liver parted from the shore- Willi a loud
era k. a id the swift current surged over tho
ban s : while out on the prairie hill the
black canh came through the melting -mow
in streaks and paUhu . Thu "January
thaw" had begun. Hy evening, clouds
gathered and hro o Into Hoods of warm
rum t lion mu .-learning earth, am tneri
were ihuuiler au i llglituiug like a summer
At niiuuigui tiie imjor carried a mvsteri-
ous uunuic oi iiiithsKiii ami ueaus ami
fringe Irom his bedroom to the kltcken,
throw up the window opening out upon
the Utile garucn nciovv, aim caileu ill a cau
tious whiper, iiiona, vt Inona, are you
"Yes," came back from the daikne-s
"Take j our boy. Winona here, from tho
w ndovv. nil no out, or uu win noi uu
.nfn with vou. I give hi in un to von."
A palr'ot arms reached up nut of the
blaek ni'-hi and eluti lied tuesleeiiiu.' paoy
Tho major heard n low swept sob ot joy
above thu pealb g thunder, and no saw by
the glaro ol 1 ghtnoig tho hungry, angular,
eoaisu lace Iran llguied by mvu, shining
vv th a beauty as pin-" nnd divinu as thai
vvhieh beams from tho talr eyes of pictured
Tho woman dlmppeared, aud her baby
with tier, a, quietly as sho nad c.utnu. Thu
good Kents nuver aw her again, but they
know that she reached heriilbelu paiety,
lor sho soul back by uvcry opportunity
somo llitlu to len of grliiudu uioccasliis
or a p alt ot dried bullalo-iueat. a ua of
seui corn or hszti-iiui keruuH. Tuoy
heanl. too. of the buy lor whom such a
wonderful luvu had b.-ciid -played, that he
i.i uu- into u strum.', h toilsome "voiinc
Grave," wise in council, skilled lu thu chaeu
and lamed lor deeds ol h ojd and dating.
It w a- latu spring when " onsecr 1'ierre"
came io tuu garrison, m- ruusui. mu ma
jor hastily, and ihu good nia people stw
thut hu was trembling with eagerness and
anxiety. ''Ami thu boy, nujorr" bo said
al'tei th llittiireitlng-..
"The bov's all right," an.-wcrtd tho, ma
"Oou't bring htm yet, Mrs. Kent: I'll
ju-t I' tell la my Middle bag-. I picked up a
lew trap-thai the young asi ui may iiku
lu. ilmi't lii.iw much aooiltinu, you SCO "
ile preseutly catnu back slilillpg his arms
lllll ol pack, ges, out o which Wtlb bnrt-
ing till soldlirs, tiunipi ts a il pain uu can
i dies "Children ato like thtlr ciders not
abovo a bribe, eh, iibijo r
Pu i-.f." said thu major, and siu; ped-
"Piuri-e t ,
MV fil, man! what's the m lt rr Hp.-ak
it nut! Tim hoy'. In bed. 1 stippusj, and
you mi t want to w .ko nlui.
' I no hoi lias i.'uiie."
'lione! Whero? Yuiilethiingor"
'Ills mother, I siippisej"
"Ve t sue .auiu tor hni. A mother has
tho in st 'Ight to nor baby, Plorre."
"Ileeau-c," lidded .ui Kent, trying to
help her hush md ihrouglt "hceauso sho
has tho niosi lovu "
"Ah. tun auiu." said f ho man In a broken
voice, "I toe Hut whAtmattiTf HacreJ"
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MADE ONLY BY
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012, 014, 010 and 018 N. MAIN STHEET, ST. LOUIS, MO.
v, AND SOLD EXCLUSIVELY BY
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nniiiir y irniTT fimni
ONLY $125 A YEAR.
Ho dahed the tova t) 111 floor and ground
them under his fojt. "You're all the same,
you women !"
"Thank (Sod, wo are '." cried Mrs. Kent
withmor- heat tli ui dev lion.
Hut her resentful vvnrd- were not heed
ed. 'J heir guest struck i il the . njoi's de
fal .Hg hand, mounted his horse and rodo
away, to come uo more to his old friend's
H. ptlsti and his mother have long since
gone o the hat i py huntlng-crouuds of ih"!r
latlittr-. I'i rre at dih maj rami hi-wife
have Hkuwi-c pa-s d away, lor all this Is
ait hi st r, though now lor Uc llr-t time
told. I found It in a littl yellow imok mil--
( with a 'e. th. major's tiitry. The less n
i-obvioii. lfulJlr-. Kent, Willi the lenu
nlne pronenc-s to , mpi.ii-le a moral, bad
written at tin: end, tu a crimped, old-ln-h-I
mtd hand, these word : "It's n y
opinion am! I've se n enott.-h of them to
know it's my opln n that" the Julian
tin women anyhow are not such n bvi
lot, alter all. Kver)thiig they touch
ihu n't turn to blood. Tlmy have feeling
pretty much like tho re-' of God's people,
audit they wire given as good achance ai ii
a.tuir aitirtltitho nrld, and it wu on y
knew now to put oiirtlnger on thn soil spot
in their h arts, ihcy win Id he 'mot a hu
man and reasonable as white peoph "
ai. u. nvrr.
tor During thu epidemic of intermit
tent- In thu West tills season. Ihu whole
iinnii'iist! slock of Aver's Airuo Cure be-
f.iiiii.M'xIiail.-lei), nnd tlie producing liower
of his Lnboiiitoiy wits loiiiul itinli-jiintu
tO lllft't tho ilcinunil. Mllllf wild UllllW
lls cxlniorillnary vlrf lies for thu cure of
mils ami ! ever, naiu e.oi bilant prices
for it. 'This Ague Cure Is Mild, bv tho-o
who itc it. to never fail. Kejider. Il vou
limit have medical mil, take thu best of
medicine, l'oor lotneilies aru dear, as
good are cheap, at tiny pi lee you have to
pay tor iiiein. Utunmon Ujio-icr.
Ui:SIUi:.S'C'K: So, 21 Thirteenth strut, be
ween Washington uveuueaml Walnut ativct,
omCKi .Vorth side of KUhth strtst be
tween Commercial and Wiuliliij-'ton avenue.
W. DTJNNINQ, M. D.
IlKSIDKNCK: Corner XI11U1 and Walnut
Or'FfCK: Corner Sixth street ami Ohio Ixvee.
OFFICE HOUIIS: KromCa.m. Mm., and
from 2lo 8 p.m.
JOHN H. MDTJCEY,
Attorney ut law.
OKFICK: Atiesldcnee on Ninth Street, be
tween WasbiiiKton avenue and Walnut M.
rjAMUEL. P. WHEELER,
Attorney at lainv.
OFFICE! Olilo Levee, over room formerly
occupied by First Nutlonal Hank,
AttorucyM and Counselors
OFFICE: Ohio Levee, rooms 7 and tt
City National flank,
William II, (Siccn, )
William II. liilbert, CAIUO ILLINOIS.
Mileo Fred'k Uilbeit, i
fCJSiieelul attention gitn lo Admiralty and
Dealer in Fresh Meats
toD and Commercial
KEKI'S for eulu Ihu licst Ileer, l'otk, Million
Veal, Ijimb, baueaKi', Au . and ie pre
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BOX and BASKET CO
-..Yllkmas hard and ion,)
FLOORING, SIDING, LATH, Sio
Mill ut Yard,
Corner Thirty-fourth Street and
ARE ECONOMY IN PMCE.
i QUICK AND UNIFORM
112 COMMERCIAL AVE.,
Pianos and Organs,
SHEET MUSIC AND
MUSICAL MERCHANDISE OF
HALLET, DAVIS & CO.S
Of World wide Reputation.
Acknowledged by all Kood Musicians lo be ttie
ue.n i-iauo now mane.
THE GREAT UNION PIaNO,
Of which we havu sold over -100 (hiring
twelvo jear- pa-t, becoming moro and more
popular every day.
SMITH'S AMERICAN ORGAN,
Splendid lone. Power and Durability.
Kimball's Orchestral Organ,
A very lino Instrument, adapted to Indru
tn ntal as well as vucal music.
ll Tin: Aiiovi: ahi: okikiikd ox
Lasv- .Mouthlv Payment-, at low 1 L'ltres
irdless of l.'.st Prices.
In great variety, including all tho new
ami popular musle ot tho day.
Orders from the Country
promptly lillod and sent
VIOLINS GUITARS BANJOS
FHKXOH UAUl'rf, ETC., KTC.
Band Instruments of all Kinds
l-'ari'.lshcd to Order.
8TEIN08 FOB VIOLINS, OUITABS, ETC.
Of the llest Quality.
Classical Studies and Exercises
Of all unities for riano or Voice.
JrSTEvory description of Music il Mer
chandise furnished to order, promptly mid
at prices lower than ever oU'crod before.
CIKNCV ALSO OF
ROGER'S ELEGANT STATUARY.
Send for Illustrated Catalogue and Price
.1st of these beautiful troupes.
AU Goods Warranted aa Bepreientcd.
ROBBINS' MUSIC BAZAP,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
IN THE CITY.
Goods Sold Very Close.
Corner lGtk St. and Ooinmercial Av
0. 0. PATIER & CO.
H. W. MILLEU,
And dealer in
FLOUR, MEALORAIN HAY,
tA OIIIOI.KV KK.
J CAIIIO, ILLINOIS.
LIME, CEMENT, PLASTER,
Under City NatlonrJ. Hank.
I WILL sell In car-load lot ui i -xufactnwi s
prices, adding Freight.
JOHN B. PHILLIS
(Succ(i;ora to .fohu D Thlllls)
Ami Dealers In
HAY, CORN, OATS, FLOUR,
MEAL, BRAN, etc.
Agents for LAFLIN fcRAND FOWDEB CO
Xornor Tenth Streot and Oklo
7. I) M.itlms.1.
MATHUSS & UHL,
G-4 Olilo Zjovoo.
Xo fO Ohio I.evte,
K, J. AyTta,
S. D, Ayrta.
AYRES Sc CO.,
I. D. THOMS,
And dealtr in
STAPLE AND FANCY
Foreign and Domestic Fruits and Nuta
184 COMMERCIAL AVENUE.
II. II. CC.VNINOUAM,
PARKER & CUNNINGHAM,
(in-ct'ssors to Miller fi 1'atker,)
And Dealers In
WHEAT, MEAL, GRAIN, HAY,
lit OlttU LUVKK.
53-Ve hav e leastsl ihe I-artta Yellow IVare
hoii-c, stoince rapacity a.eoo ions, vvlilch gtva
Us iimple liiellltles I'orslorIii(f mill tlili)tnif.
C. N. HUGHES,
Over Mathuii Dhl'i,
"VTONE but First-Class Companies ipr
73 OHIO LEVEE,
City Hatloati laik Balldlsf , up-tttin.
Th OldatEUblUbd Acancy is CouU
m Illinois, rapraawtlna; oiir
left ooo ooo.