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Manuel Ramirez and Pablo Yellos, two
roung heiders, are rivals for tbe hand of
Chfquita, a Mexican girl. Manuel Is the
favored one. He is just etnrfrnga6 a cattle
owner and has already a goodly herd,
branded with a cio&sbow, a mark which
Chiquita heif-elf has designed. The story
jpenson thedaj- of the gieat spring round
ap of the cattle, the gieat festal .Jay In
loutl.cni Arizona. Chiquita goes to the
roundup with her friend, Scnora Yaldes
On the way she sees Manuel pursued across
She desert by a gang ofcowbojs. Manuel
(scapes, but shoots one of his puisuers.
Vo one knows what Manuel has done.
Chiquita passes a wi etched day. Toward
Evening Manuel is In ought to the town, a
captive He isnecused by Pablo or "maver
Icking" rattle, that is, stealing unbranded
calves and oldei cattle, changing the bran d
naiks. Manuel's herd is mitring from the
roundup, because, they saj, lie docs not
rraut the stolen cattle to be detected.
PART II Continued.
In scrambling down the ladder Chiquita
missed a round and fell heavily to the
ground. For a lime how long slic did
not know 6hc lay stunned, then her sensesvl
returned with a rush. If she was hurt, she
did not feel it. She rose and raif around
the bouse In the shadow of the wall there
were t wo figures; one on horseback, which
even in that darkness she recognized as
Ramon de Queada. The other was the
ecnora, who wastalklngwithhim earnestly.
As she passed them Chiquita could see that,
nnd she felt a little thrill or gratitude to her
Near the crowd that surrounded the pris
oner a huge fire had been kindled. The
flames were Just catching the brushwood
of which it was made, lighting the plain
with lis ruddy glare. A little out of the
light stood another knot of men made up
of Manuel's friends. Among them Chiquita
eaw her father and two brothers. She
saw, also, the gleam of a knife here and
there. But they could effect no rescue
even Chiquita could see that -there were
not enough men to attempt such a thing.
Chiquita forced her way through the
outer cliclc of the howling mob that sur
rounded Mauuel There was a space of
leveral yards between that circle and
nnotlicr made up of men who stood, with
drawn pistols in their hand, facing out
ward, guarding from the rest, Manuel and
the two men who bail taken him, and who
held him, still tied, between them. That
the men who stood on the outside wished
to get at Manuel was too evident. Tbey
surged forward and bock, yelling impre
cations at those who guarded him. They
ald be was a cattle thief, and the pun
ishment of such an offense, as Chiquita
well knew, is death- A deputy sheriff,
wholicadedthc guards, called outlnEnglish
and could be licard high above the other
Star back there!" be cried. "If this
rcr man ain't a thief, ye don't wanter
-3CBCM. fl . JSIk 1 H M. I) I . r IT". n flffc i i M
fcang lai, do yer?
'An' if be li an it's J
NILS1I OPPOSES 1HEIUL
The Ex-Postmaster General Talks
About the Proposed New Tariff.
THE TRUSTS TVILL FLOURISH
Fatlier o the Prevent, La-w Char
acterizes the Dingley Bill us tho
3!oNt TTltru-'lrotcctivo Measure
That It Has Ever Beeu Proposed
lion. William L. Wilson, former Post
master General under the Cleveland ad
ministration, and now president of the
Washington and Lee University, is severe
in his criticism of the new Dingley tariff
Ho declares it is class legislation and
that the American consumers willbe preyed
upon by trusts and combinations and that
many millions will. be transferred into
private pockets. In au interview he
expressed himself as follows:
The Treasury statement for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1S90, showed a
surplus of revenue amounting to $85,000,
000. On October G, 3 890, a tariff bill
went into effect unfier the title, a bill
to reduce the revenue and equnlize duties
on imports anil for other purposes. In
January, 1S97, when a statement for the
fiscal year ending June 30, 1S9G, showed a
deficiency in revenue of over $25,000,000,
certain to be very much greater for the
current year, a taiiff bill was introduced
under the title, 'a "bill to provide revenue
for the Government and to encourage the
industries of the United States.'
"These bills aic so nearly identical in
general sttucturc and paitieular items,
excepting as to the si gar schedule, that it
may be "well to consider the effect of the
first bill on the revenue of the country.
Both bills are vast and voluminous schemes
of class taxation, the pioduction of public
revenue being an incident and eutirely
subordinate to the puiposc of taxing all
the American people for the benefit of a
small part of the people.
"The act of 1S00 1 educed revenue. From
a large surplus It swept us headlong to a
deficiency, and although under another
law, passed in July 1F90, tinned into the
Treasury as a pait of the gencial assets
to be uFed for paying expenditures a trust
fund or more than $r-i,C00.000 Avliicli be
longed to the national banks and had
always been held for the redemption of
"Even before the Harrison administration
ended we should have been confronted with
a large deficiency, but for the use of this
trust fund and the further fact that Secre
tary Foster, by a change of bookkeeping,
added to the Treasury halnnce twenty mill
ions of token and subsidiary coin, not bc-
foie treated as a Treasury asset. With
these extraordinary additions, even, we
wound up the fiscal year, June 30, 1&93,
with a surplus of only $2,341.6-17, as
against a surplus for the fiscal year, June
30, 1S90, of over $S5.000,000, berorc the
trust fundandsubsldlary coin were touched.
During the fiscal year, which ended June
30, 1S94. through all of winch the Mc
Kinley bill was in force, expenditures ex
cecdedthe revenues $69,603,200, notwith
standing the fact that the expenditures of
in the preceding year
"This statement shows bow absind and
groundless is the claim constantly made by
the protectionists that lecent deficits in
proved I won't say n word. Stan" back,
I say! Else sonicbody'll get a hole in
For a moment the crowd held back;
then It surged forward. The guards
raised their pistols. One of the men who
had takeu Manuel raided Ills alio and
held It pressed against Manuel's head.
Manuel did not move a muscle. Chiquita
noted that with pride.
It seemed as though there must be a
fight. Chiquita hoped there would be,
for then Manuel might escape in the
confusion that would follow. She had
seen that her father and other friends
of Manuel had mingled with the crowd,
ready to take advantage of whatever
should occur. The crowd stopped for
an instant in the face of ready pistols,
then moved slowly forward again, only
to stop or.ee more, for, with a glitter
of silver, De Quesada dashed into the
center of the" group and reined his
"What is this that you are doing?" he
asked, loolJng about him. No one replied
for a moment.
"Hangln a cattle thier," said one In
English, at last.
"A cattle thief? Who says that he is
a cattle thief? Who accuses him?"
"Vellos Pablo Vellcs,"' a dozen voices
"I do not see Vellcs. Why Is lienothere
where is he?" There wnsanother pause;
then a cowboy stepped forward.
"Look here, Don Ramon," said he, hitch
ing his belt around to the front, "Pablo
ain't here, an It ain't no matter if he ain't,
I reckon we c'n prove it on thattlier galoot
prove it good enough fer us, anyhow.
Pablo 6.iyfi he seen Mm with a cow new
shot an' the calf throwed an' branded"
"Prawb'ly this Pablo, whoever he is, is
a liar," suggested another man, pleasantly.
He was a stranger in the district, this
"Maybe he Is or maybe be ain't," re
plied the other.. "That don't cut so much
of a figgcr. Pablo, he says, too, that this
here man we've ketcbed won't bring none
of his brand to the round-up; that he
rounded 'cm up himself, an' got 'em outer
tho way so's not ter have us sec the
blotted-out brands, nnd the big lot er
mavericks that hns got cross-bow fresh
on their sides. An' I know that's true, an'
so do lots er the other boys, fer we Icept
a lookout for 'cm all day, an' not niorc'n
four or five did we see, an' them all old
ones. Take this with what Pablo says, an'
I reckon it'serbout enough."
"No, It is not enough," replied De Que
sada, as the cowboy stepped hack, wiping
bls"brow, made moist by the unaccustomed
effort of public speaking. "Certainly it is
not enough. Truly, we need but little evi
dence here, but there is none that tells us
anything. The accuser is absent, and, as
to the herd, this man, Manuel Ramirez, says
ho also has missed It, and has been unable
to find trace of his cattle. I asked him,
and what be says may bo true. Even
though this man be a thief, there arc other
thieves. Before long the accuser, Vellos,
should be here. Also men are out mating .
revenue ae due to the sulistllutloii of the
existing taiiff for the McKinicy bill.
Nothing ib moie ceitaln than that if the
bill had been In fotce dining the last Uti ee
years the annual deflr It would have been
Immensely swollen, while the people would
have staggered under much heavier, bui
dens of taxation. Kven in tills dl&astious
period customs duties under the existing
law have Inci eased fioin less than .132,
000,000 in 1S91, the last year of the Mc
Kinley bill, to over $152,000,000 in 1S95
and $160,000,000 in 1SSG. In themigar
schedule alone the balance in favor of the
existing law is about $55,000,000. The
customs levenue reached ncarlj $10,
000,000, scarcely any of which would have
been receivable under the McKlnley bill,
and under that bill we would have beeu
paying $15,000,000 in bonds.
"With the accumulated moneys In the
Treasury we really need no new imposition
of taxes if we will only invite back pros
perity by giving stability to business and
reduce expenditures by a few obvious re
forms. "In the Postofflee Department alone a
saving or rrom ten to twenty millions an
nually can be made by a few simple im
piovements In Hie business oiganiatiou
of the department and a withdrawal of
facilities which the postal service was
never Intended to provide.
"But if it be deemed necessary to In
crease the customs Income of the Govern
ment by new sources of levenue, a small
duty on tea, coffee, spices and crude
opium will accomplish that result easily
and surely, with no upsetting of business,
of our giowing and most piomiblngexpoH
of manufactures, and with -no added bm
dens on production, which always fall
with enhanced weight on the consumer,
with no rankling sen&o of in justice among
'That the Dingley bill, present condition
considered, is the most ultra-protective tar
iff ever proposed to be enacted In this coun
try plain!) appeals rrom Chairman Ding
ley's statement that ir levied on the im
portations of the last fiscal car it would
have increased the levenue $112,000,000:
thatls to say, it would have gathered from
an importation of $77.",724.204of imported
merchandise the enormous sum of $272,
000,000, which U nearly rif i y millions more
than any customs revenue ever collected in
one jnarin this country in the past. And
to say thatits rates will probably check du
tiable imports to the extent of reducing the
cstininteor $70,000,000 Is. inly another way
of saying that to the extent that such rates
"The falling off of Impoi tations under the
present law dispels the allusion that the
American laborer Is anywhere deprived of
employment by the importation of foielgn
products. The grattrlng Increase in our
exports of manufactures is equally strong
proof thatthoselawsarehelplngus to enter
and command new markets, which means
not onlylarger employment for our aitlsans,
but more home consumers for our farmers.'
Value of n Mini's Life.
The New York appellate court hns re
cently decided that damages of $5,000 aie
by no means an overvaluation for the
death of a man eurnliig$1.25 per day. The
court, in passing on the cate, lays down
I he rule that this sum is a narrow valua
tion for the mere material value of the
.nan to his family, and that something
ought to be allowed als-o for tho loss or
affect ion. which has no pecuniary meas
ure. Thi estimate or a man's value of
fers an interesting measure as to the
amount of insurance which oughr to be
carried in order to make good his loss to
his family. Philadelphia- Press.
$1.1:5 To itnititiiuru mid He- l.i!fi
turn via X'ennylvnnlii Itiiilroiid.
Ticket will be sold Saturday and Sun
day, March 20 and 21 . and will be valid for
return passage until Monday, March 22.
Good on any train.
Ecarch for the missing herd, and without
doubt it will be found.
Until this herd or the accused ih pres
ent, or until we have waited a reason
able time for them to appear, we will do
nothing. The man shall be uuhaimed
until morning; and then we will see."
The guards closed around Manuel, and,
amid clamor of mingled applause and
dissent, they led him away. There was
no thought of serious opposition to the
decision. Though not cen de Quesada
could save a convicted cattle thler, in
the unlikely event of his- trying such a
thing, but with the uncertainty and an
army of cowtoys to back his words, hk
power was not one which it would be
well to dispute. Without interference
Manuel was led to the stone hut that was
to be his prison.
The men gathered in groups, excitedly
discussing the turn taken by the post
poned execution. Few or them had any
doubts as to the ultimate outcome. The
man would be hanged In the morning
Drawn by natural attraction, these groups
moved gradually toward the saloons, and
Chiquita was left alone where she had
thrown herself on the sod near the fire.
Chiquita's mlmb-was clear enough now,
nnd her brain was working rapidly. She
must do something to help Manuel but
what? Escape was clearly impossible, sur
rounded as he was by guards, and even if
it were not impossible, it would not be the
best course to pursue, for he surely would
be retaken, and, if he was, why then noth
ing could save him. A hundred schemes
flashed through; her head, only to be re
jected, one after another. She heard -the
senora call her name from the door of the
adobe house, but she gave no heed to It.
Then footsteps approached, the footsteps
of two men, who were speaking together
in Spanish. They drew nearer and nearer,
"lie went toward Phoenix," Chiquita
beard one of them say to the other. "He
will return in the morning. It was neces
sary that he should go in that direction,
otherwise he would liaye had to pass the
ranches along the Gila. In that direction,
UNRULY ELEPHANT HANGED
The Famous "Tip" Strangled to
Death at Bridgeport.
FIRST TRIED TO POISON IT
A Quantity of Cjtuiitle of Potass! am
Administered in Food, but It
Seemed to Uave Xo Effect on the
Animal Weighed Three and a
Riidgepoit, Conn., March J 6. The unruly
elephant Tip, belonging to the 11a mum &
Bailey show, was strangled to death at
the winter quarters of the circus here
this morning. Efforts to poison Tip yes
terday with capsules containing large
Quantities of cyailde of potassium weie
This moining it was decided to lesort
to Uieold-fashioned way ofkilllnge'ephants-,
namely, that of strangulation or hanging.
Tip was chained to his quarters, his feet
being heavily manacled and his head
held down Thinly.
A tackle was rigged on the side of the
building. A slip noube was tin own over
Tip's neck and then fifty men grasped the
rope and pulled the gieat animal away
fiom the side of the building. Soon he whs
on his side with the noose taut about his
neck. A few gasps followed, and a little
later It was seen that he was dead. From
the time that the strain was begun until
death one minute and a hair had elapsed.
The attempts to poison Tip yesterday had
many interesting features. Tip, the ele
phant that was to be killed. Is eleven feet
high and weighs three and a half tons.
He had been with the show twenty years
and was valucdat$G,000. lie could not-hc
kept safely with the other elephants, and
the lives of his keepers were almost dally
Tile dose to be given Tip was cyanide or
potassium. The executioners took" due
precaution to allow space to Intervene
between them and Tip.
Chemist Wallace put two haudfuls of the
poison capsules into a pail of mash. This
mash was given to Tip, and the crowd
stood about in breathless expectation. Many
looked to seethe huge body fall Instantly
to the ground. Others thought that Tip
migh make a dash toward the door. But
Tip disappointed them all. He Just drank
up the mash and apparently spit out nil
of the capsules. Mr Wallace looked disap
pointed. Apples were split open and cap
sules inserted in them. Tip took nil these
voraciously, but inwiriahly placed the
crunched fiagnienls or the capsules on the
ground with his trunk. One of the keepers
suggested throwing them into his mouth.
The keeper threw several In and Tip ate
these. ' I
Mr. Wallace kept the spirits of the crowd"
up by asserting that In the nniinnl's stom
ach there were already two ounces of
IKiison, and death could. bivn question or
only a. few minutes Hut the minutes wore
Into hours, and still the elephant tood
there. "With the ciowd watching him. The
museum people began to grow impatient.
More capsules "Were fed to the elephant,
this time in tnoinsscs. but still the crowd
waited In vain Tip's stomach, Mr. Wal
lace asserted, contained ,more than four
ounces of poison: one ounccffic had pre
dicted, tWotild kill him. Cyanide of potas
sium, he said, paralyzed the nerve cen
ters, and Tip's death Would be imminent
when lfls legs began to shake, nis legs
too, the country Is better suited to his pur
pose. - As the herd will be missing, he will
be present to" Chiquita raised httr head
from the ground and strained her ears to
catch overy word. The light wood or
which the fire had been made was burned
to a bed of glowing coaK She wab lying
out-side their circle of dull, red light, and
as the men passed within the circle Chi
quita recognized them both They were
cousins to each other and to Pablo.
Chiquita saw tho whole plot now. She
was convinced of that beyond the pessi
bility of a doubt, Pablo had rounded up
the Crossbow herd and had driven it away
to some place of hiding, so that it might
not appear to attest to Manual's innocence.
In I he morning he would give the testi
mony that would finish the work. "What
a coward lie was! He did not, dare to
fight, as a Christian should, so he resorted
to suoh means as this. How Chiquita
loathed him! But he should not succeed.
Chiquita would attend to that she would
see Don Ramon now herself.
She sprang to her reet and ran across the
plaza. She had no Idea of. where Don Ra
mon could be found. All the more icason,
therefore, for making haste. One slipper
was lost; she klckeJ off the other and r.'n
blindly on in the general direction "of the
village. Suddenly she was --topped, for In
her heedless flight she had run into a
man, who caught her In his arms. Chiquita
was too breathless to cry out and cou'd
only struggle faintly.
"Is it you, child?" said her father's voice.
"Where have you been'.' Everywhere have
I been searching for you. The scnora is
TJpon the Camp.
Chiquita clung to fiim and gasped out her
"story. She had been yonder by the fire, she
paid, and as she bad lain there two men
had told her that Pablo had driven away
Manuel's cattle so that they might not be
found. Her father Interrupted her:
"Told you that young Vellos bad done
this thing? Who told you?"
"It was not I whom they told," cried
Chiquita, piteously. "They were tulking.
to each other, and I heard. The cattle
have been driven away and bidden- in the
desert toward Phoenix. Find them it may I
were, in consequence, watched steadily
by all eyes. But they didn't give.
For six hours the visitors watched that
elephant, and rorsix hours Tip only blinked
at them and looked sleepy Tdward the
end of the afternoon he bilghtened up
visibly, despite the doses Which were being
administered tq him. Most of the visitors
went away discouraged. Mr. Wallace still
remained, feeding him with poison and
keeping his eyes fixed on his hind legs.
Then the attempt to poison Tip was given
up and it was decided to hang the elephant.
THE CARE OF HOUSE PLANTS
It will be naturally understood that
cleanliness Is of the first Importance in the
successful culture or house plants. Leaves
breathe, as it were, through their pore, and
these aie quickly checked by impurities In
theatuiosphcte.thcreforethe more confined
they are to the close atmosphere ototir slt-ting-rooms
thp greater Ib the need for fre
quent washings and s)ringlngs. All plain,
hard-foliaged plants, such as palms, arallas,
aspidistras, etc., should be well sponged
with clean, tepid water, but feins, iiiossch
and other delicate plants require to be
syringed or watered with a fine-nosed can.
Insects often make their appeal ance, en
couraged by the dryness and warmth of the
atmosphere, but they must be ligorously I
Uejitun ler by brnshingthem off withaoft I
brush, the application of Insect powuler, or i
by fumigation. The latter is the most ef
fective mode ir tlie plant Is badly Infested,
but It is somewhat difficult to apply. Per
haps it is easier when t he plant is placed
under a tub In company with a flowerpot;
containing a rew hot cinders and some to
bacco powder dusted upon them. Two ap
plications at the intervals of a rew d.ijs
willgenerallj surfice to clear them off.
When we come to watering, we touch the
most difficult part of cur subject. It Is im
possible to lay down any hard and fast rule
for this operation; to do so would merely re
sult In disastrous failure; nothing but prac
tice can give proficiency In this branch of
plant culture. The chief point to keep in
view is, that In winter water It. merely re
quired to sustain life, wheieas In summer,
when the functions urine plant arc active
and growth is piogrcssing, enough must be
given not only tosnpply waste, butto allow
of the extension and formation of new tis
sues. With these elementary facts kept
constantly in mind, there would not be so
man) disasters aiising from overwaterlng.
In dull, sunless weather, let each plant be-
NO FAITH CURE
ABOUT STI"AH'I 'S DYSPEPSIA TAB
UiTS. They Curo Stomach Troubles and In-
dlgi-stlOii Anyway, Whether You
linvi' Faith In Them or Not.
Mere faith will not digest your food for
you, will not give you an appetite, will not
Increase your ricsli and strengthen your
nerve1; and heart, but Stuart's Dyspepsia
Tablets will do these things, because they
aie composed of the elements or digestion,
they contain the Juices, adds, ami peptones
necessar) to the digestion and assimilation
or nil whole&oine rood-
Stuail's Dyspepsia Tablet" will digest
rood ir placed In a Jar or bottle in water
heated to 9S degrees, and they will do it
much more effectively when taken into the
stomach after meals, whether jou have
faith that they will or not-
They invigorate the stomach, make pure
blood and strong nerves, in the onl) way
that nature can do it, and that is, from
plenty of wholesome food, well digested
It is not what we eat, but what we digest
that does us good.
Htuart's D)spepsia Tablets arc sold by
neatly all druggists at 00 cents ror full
sized package, or by mall from the Stuart
Co, Marshall, Mich. mhl5,17;i9
be too late, if you stay. And in the morn
ing Pablo will be -here to tell lies. Oh,
do inake hastel"
Chlquita'b father caught her by the
shouldeisaud set her with her face toward
the house where the senora was staying
"Go to the senora go at once. Do not fear
for the rcsL. If they are above ground the
cattle will be round. Many are out already,
and now l will go myself and tend others
as well." He gave Chiquita a little push
to start her In the right direction aud
Chiquita walked slowly on, thinking
haul as she went. She was somewhat
relieved by what her father had said.
She knew that he could succeed in his
search if anyone could. Still, suppose
he did not. No one could tell where
Pablo had driven the cattle. To be of
any use Uiej must be on hand in tiic
morning, and that was not likely. Pablo
must not come, either; that was the
only waj out or it she could see.. Doubt
lesscvennow hewasonhisieturu Journey.
If he could only tie found and stopped if
Chiquita hcrfclf could only find him. How
she would stop him in ense she did meet
him on the toud, Chiquita had not the
most distant idea. Cleuily the rirst thing
to do was to find, him; the test could
be determined afterward. She stopped in
her Journey toward the house. A watery
descent moon hail riFcn over the mountain,
filtciing a laint gray light over the vil
lage and plain. The side of the mountain
itseir was still daik, aud the open poitnls
of the saloon glowed like great eyes set
In the darkness. From one of these doors
she saw her father quickly come and
enter another. Evidently he-was gathering
Near the saloon Chiquita knew that there
was a corral, a corral where Ramon de
Quesada kept his horses when he visited
They were by far the best horses in that
part or the country. With a horse, such as
one or these, Chiquita might find Fablo.
Frightened at the audacity of her plan, she
turned and ran towaid the corral. She
did not waat to have time to- consider
she would never, then, dare do such a
thing as that which she had in mind.
As Chiquita ncared the saloon her father
came out of the door, followed by two
other men. They did nob see her, and, after
waiting for them to get clear, she passed
quickly across the path or light that
streamed from the door into the darkness
that surrounded the corral. There were
several horses there; she could Just see
them moving about or lying on the sort
sand. Feeling along the Cottonwood poles
which inclosed the corral,' she found the
heavy, silver-mounted saddle of Don
Ramon. Chiquita could not II Tt the saddle,
for It was heavy far beyond her strength,
but the bridle hung over its horn, and this
wa"s what Chiquita wanted. She caught
it up, and going to the slip rails, quickly
let them down and passed inside.
The horses snorted distrustfully and
edged away from the little figure, strange
to them, that intruded at so unseemly an
hour. Chiqultc. spoke to them soothingly
in a tiembling undertone, for fear bhe
might be heard. She called to them by ea
dcaring names In her soft Spanish, and
hinted of delicacies that would eventually
be forthcoming. Finally one horse took
heart and allowed her to approach, and,
with a readiness given by a lirelong famil
ial ity with his kind, Chiquita slipped the
bit in his mouth and passed his ears
thiough the loop that served as a throat
latch. She led him after her to thcopening
of the corral, climbed on the fence and
dropped on his back as he passed her and
After a few plunges to express his dis
approval of this method of mounting, the
animal settled Into along, swinging stride,
such a stride as only the horses of Don Ra
mon could take; a 6tiide that precluded
come quitedry.andthcn give justenough to
moisten the earth thoroughly; but In hot
sunny weather the order is reversed, for if
the plant is healthy and growing freely,
copious and frequent waterings must be the
In the matter of ventilation be careful to
avoid cutting draughts. Much harm is often
done by injudicious air giving. Do not run
into the common error of turning your
plants out upon the window Bill or balcony
in weather which, although sunny, may yet
be of a chilling nature. Harden gradually
on the approach of spring by increasing
the amount of air, and only turn ttiem out
on mild, moist days. A safe rule is to bo
guided by one's own feelings. It the at
mosphere Is congenial to the human frame
it will also be beneficial to plant life.
Good soil properly mixed and adapted
to the wants of each particular plant is a
further element of success. A somewhat
stiff loam, with an admixture of powdered
charcoal, crushed bones and coarse sand,
pressed firmly around the roots, is suitable
Tor all kinds of palms and sniooth-foliaged
house plants. Ferns, mosses, and other deli
cate subjects require a less stimulating foil,
preferably loam, lear mold, peat and sliver
sand. Clean, dry pots and dry crocks when
repotting plants are an absolute necessity.
If. however, you notice a pot that does
not get dry, but appears to be in a wet
and stagnant condition, turn it out at
once. Examine the crocks and displace
them if they are clogged up with wet
soil. Look closely for worms If you
should see holes and cracks, but no worms,
tap the pot until they appear, then le
move them. Afterward take a perfectly
clean and dry pot of the same size, or
even less, and turn your plant Into it,
pressing It and shaking it down by gen
tle taps on the bench or table If the
surface of the soil is mossgrown, remove
it with a blunt stick and scatter a little
fresh mold in place of it. The plantls now
in a fair way of recovery, and in nine
cases out of ten, If carefully watered,
will recover Its freshness and beauty
an important matter If It Is either raie
or valuable. Chicago Chronicle.
Decisions Uutided Down.
Lovers Idealize, friends understand; but
There is only one way of treating an ob
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Marriage is theprocess by which a woman
deprives herself of an escort.
The combination of native meanness with
large opportunity israre.butnottco iare.
IT possession i3 nine points of the law,
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successful pursuit, once they should have
got clear away. Not even one of the
other hoises of Don Ramon could catch
her, for she was mounted on the best of
them, and the effect of her weight on his
poweiful back was no more than if a bal
loon had been tied to it.
Circling wide to avoid the people that
n)lgbt be around the saloons or houses,
Chiquita headed her mount into the Phoe
nix road. Every moment she expected to
hear voices crying to her or the sound of
hcofs galloping in chase; once she im
agined she heard some one call, but it
was enly the yelp of a coyote far off on
"The Cattle-Are They nere?" Cried
the desert. It was repeated, and the only
sound that struck her ears was the regular
drumming of her horse, muffjed by the
dusT". of the trail.
Mile alter mile passed behind her, and
still she raced on. What J r she should not
find Pablo? If he had stopped a way from
the trail st.c would be sure to miss him
For thefirsttimc since she had started that
thought occurred to her. but she w-ould not
entertain it for a moment. She urged
to a still faster gait the swinging gallop
of her horse.
Finally, far ahead of her, but still near
the trail, she saw a point of light like the
glow of a star It was a wandering? camp
fire, there could be no doubt as to that
and no one save Pablo would be likely, at"
fiesta time, to camp on the trail, so far
away from the pleasures to be found at
Agua Caliente. She drew nearer to the
fire until she could see that there were
two muffled forms lying beside It. The
horse was checked to a slow lope, then
to a walk, and finally stopped, and Chi
quita dismounted and led him.
It would never do for her to ride up to
the sleeping men. One of the horses would
be sure to neigh at the advent o'f the
newcomer. Thatwould wake the men, and
then they would shoot, which would spoil
Inn plans utterly. Chiquita never thought
Pulling the reins over her horse's head
as an intimation thathe was to stop where
he was, Chiquita crept upon the camp.
Close by the sleeping men, their two horses
were picketed, and one of these horses she
knew to be Pablo's. Chiquita's heart beat
so loud that Bhe feared they would hear
it and wake. Once one of them turned in
his sleep, and the faint moonlight shone
full upon the face or Pablo. He might be
about to wake. Whatever was done must
be done quickly. She ran to the picketed
horses, drawing from her bosom the little
knife that rested there. Cutting close to
the end of the hair rope thatheld the horses
to their picket-pin, she made her way
quickly but softly to her own mount, who
greeted her with a neigh that rnnp over
the descry. Thoroughly frightened, the girl
heard one of the men call out to wake
the other. She sprang at her horse's back,
missed It and fell. The horse stood like
a statue, and Chiquita blessed him In her
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Once more she tried to mount, nnd thlsr
time succeeded. Driving the two captured
horses ahead of her, she started a way quick
ly in the direction from which she had
come The two men were awake now. Chi
quita could hear them. Presently a shot
rang out, then another anil another. Tho
stride took her farther from the danger;
and soon the shooting, in the uncertain
light, grew wild in its direction, andfinaliy
At some time during the return journey
the horses belonging to Pablo aud hia com
panion broke away from the trail, and Chi
quita let them go. There was no donbe
whatever in her mind that Pablo could
fall to deliver his testimony. Mexicans do
not walk, well, and a walkover the yielding
desert sand, when shod in boots that have
heel sthat are threeinches high, and pointed
at that, might well be a bar to the rapid
locomotion of even a professional pedes
trian. That homeward Journey was a very short
one to Chiquita the distance did not seem
half that which she had covered when go
ing the other way. On reaching the village
she released the horse, well knowing that
be wouldgo direct to his corral. Then she
crept into the house, and, throwing herself
down, slept the sleep that utter exhaustion
It was broad daylight when she reltsomo
one gently snake her by the shoulders, and
awoke to see the kindly face of benora
bending over her.
"The cattle-are they here?' cried Chi
quita, starting up.
"They have been found.'"- replied tho
senora; "but they are not here. They were
found at the foot of the cliff by the Gila,,
over which they had been driven. They
are dead, little one, crushed, ail of them.
But that will be remedied, so do not bo
"It is- not the loss of the cattle that r
care for. said the girl, impatiently. "It
is Manuel. Has Pablo come?"
"That he has not come, you know as
well as I," answered the senora. smiling.
"Further, he will not return. Manuel is
Once more Ma'i.iel wa standing In the,
middle of the throng of men Don Ramon'
was beside him, and as Chiquita left the
house she saw him stoop rrom his saddle
and cut the cords that tied Manuel's arms.
Manuel rubbed his wrists, benumbed by
the tightness of their bonds. Then he saw
Chiquita running toward him. The senoru
did not tec what followed; .she could not
tiring herself to approve, so she turned her
head and listened to Don Ramon, who was
evidently finishing what he had been say
ing when they had come.
"As damage has willfully been done,
restitution, therefore, must be made. Tho
herd or cattle hearing the brand of the
Circle V, which lias been owned by Pablo
Velio!, will hereafter belong to the man
whom Vellos has wronged."
"Don't see how you c'n do that, no
ways," objected the deputy sheriff, who
stood near. "It ain't accordin' to law."
"What has the law to do with it?" cried
Don Ramon. "I say that It shall be so."
"But If that ther Velloa comes back ha
c'n make a lot er trouble fer us all," again
objected the deputy.
"If he conies back he won't need no cat
tle three minutes after he bits the town,"
said a voice in the crowd.
"That Is true," assented Don Ramon,
then, addressing the deputy: "Kindly see
that the change in ownership is registered
at once. This, then, ia the decision," he .
called aloud. "Does anyone dispute it?,"
He waited for a reply, then said again, in
Englisn, this time, "Does anyone dispute
in Arizona the law Is not powerful, but
a de Quesada ia, and no one salt! a word.