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'ItR KANSAS CITY JOUKNAL. StjtfDAY. JULY 28, 189,1
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(lty Siarlnr.'t M. T.Ulmrti; tupyrUht, 1S95,
by Mariana M. Tiillm.in.i
It vm a mild Mn morniijK, ami the
n.irtn wind blew pleasantly over the
il.niKhcd uplands, itnri gently iiRllatcd the
i-irmeiitit of the hand of (tearivrowii an-i-
mblp.l at their usual epf'tnt,' Ratheilnn In
i! loudly Held.
It 'ii H iimtlfy sw'inMy. The life of
i. wan-crow i" brier, mni rw hmt Fpcn
idr socotvl sprinp; those who had were
xtremely ruK-l and faded, while the no
Ken retoleed In new hat. uoK'iis and
j .imnltiofiK, and tr. obviiiUiMV ln.'lincl to
put on aim.
The orator of tli. ! iy had not yet come,
.-mil the wnltlnie nn inhcm ehntttd (tayly
.iniomt themselves, now ami then canting
-.ornful fflanee low .ml an Isolated figure
which nlood silently iiloof In what would
h- humanlv considered an Inoffensive atti
tude, hut really violating the very first
m.Hnnncc or scarecrow etiquette by nei
ther Happing nor fluttering.
It vya now the second Keiison of this
f range being's uppenrance, and the al
t.iled hand had not made up their minds
whether to scorn the poor wooden Indian
(i a blockhead, or worship hip) as a soil,
for his silence was so very perplexing.
Spring and fall he had tome clumping
heavily to the meetings, stood through
Them as motionless as he had stood all
Milliliter on guard In the cornfield, and hud
ri uinped heavily away 11 train at their
lose. Then, also, the standard of seare
iow aoeifity was measured largely by the
quality of the raiment, and the poor to
bacconist's Indian Wore very little: the
li.igue had not yet been able lo decide
tth-tlier this was through poverty or ec
centricity, and until this Important qnes-
tlon could be seitb'l li w.is tho'mht b. st
u lei him sever, !j ,ilon, Voices were
1 nidly heraMIng thp. d. vision, when a.
-in was manifest In the outskirts, and
'! leader of the meeilng. arrayed In a
worn, lint giiiteel stilt of bW.K, came
i.icefully over the wall, his will silk hat
-ntly rattling on his shoulders as he ad
.jtieed and planted his Iojj (Irmly In Ihe
moist carlh Willi an air of importance.
This raiment had been formerly the ap
I irel of a lawyfr, and its present wearer
u" consequenlly lU'knowk'igf d leader
with no dlsHijntins voice, and ruled with
i i iron rule over tne somewhat plebeian
I. md made up Indiscriminately of fnrm
li cuds, domestic servants and summer
b 'aiders. If the race of scarecrows ever
li'c.l long enough to murry, their children
w mid be a most interesting study. But
1 i h an event must be rare of occurrence
a we never see a young scarecrow.
The little black lawyer cleared his
Mi oat, commanded sil' no , and in a thin
. 'el rasping voice rsld down the laws for
' summer ramDaicn. while the silence
ihe ussemhly wa profound but for the
la '"to that rusfl
among the tattered
iiments or 'la
1 1 Is not in-
' d the little
hat we are
Ti' ated by him
ny and conti
!i moment fr n
nt. planted i
i -"d by nlghi
i- rilta of the
i'.hi whuteve' '
i I" might h'
it I the .'
i. .hang'" i'
'. t it
i" I together some used
it to remind you."
' 1 1 - . waxiius excited,
worn foes of man.
v " -very mark ot tgno
!' i tented hastily in an
1 - most abandoned ral
i Mi" open air, and ex
. i '.! to the pitiless ns
i ni. li N little wonder
of -emlmeiitH of grati-!
- n In our breasts, lo- !
' our being j-hould now I
' i nmity and loathing,
aim to frustrate his
ih. future as in the1
'W, pur only friend '
Kin him on to rloh ;
-.eeds He thick and
the blades of vet- '
in moist earth and
' if- warn him at his .
ich of arined man-i
. it' his wtary flights i
i pel ih and resting
ihe m..v. . i tor breath, and the i
tiers with one aci-ord waved wildly,
' unfettered pui tlonn of their raiment, j
" -ing ifhrllly, "H
nith untold co, i ,
Juiiojt Who still -.
laar"' and looltlnu
! Uy with
More phrltly fchrtet d me utile oraior,
I .- long, thin black arm Hupping viaor-
" ly up and (liitfrn. while thi crows "tr-
i ng merrily overbrai rent the air with
ipprovliw cuw, as the summer's duil
' re unfolded.
To your labors now, biethren and sis
i is' nt last concluded the impassioned
.-!. iker, 'The summer and tfij duties
1" btfore you, nnd the autumn gathering
i II show nil- how well you bjne fulfllk-d
to in. Prwell. wy eomroik. uoa U-t
im Iw your aim and Wttt-'hword to be
f oi the man and hi friend tht cro:"
.th loud hurrahs, the company dlsband-
, acullns the walu and staitunng to the
f ' ir corners of the green aud verdant
nil, the crow Buttering Joj fully over-
io ad, and th sgiltary Indian slowly uv-
galn, the Meld stiMid ionuly. Spring
w rv on Into summer, summer into fair
."i. ! at last came the autifmn reunion of the
.reerow If ague. Time has not dealt genl
! with Its tuetnbers.lf Mi, y had been shab.
I in the sprluy, the' w"iv laaiastic uow,
w th their I uttered vitrituut, dUmi'inbci
i i Ladles dud decttvlng skeleton. Tkv
J;: e slowly and ith dillkiilty across lb
'liow ileitis steadjliig ea"b other' fal-
.111,1 U'e.tr.lv elimhilitr th
The little lawyer was ,u haud, a
c rop i,f burtlo k, d,--kliig his
i 'y oat-tciu. on.l t n.ill n-e.-d rooted ou
li brim oi his tail il- lit: 11,111,1m
through j,j tuvnts fi-aa'J j W ws'liuI
''- - fT 5 M ., W
&k&jf&- jag i'4?
m i w pampvi-si v. i ,tt-
over the forlorn litit. hilarious, blind
ri.i It hud been tood summer's work
done, nrter all. . ,
All were exultant, ve the wooden In
dian, the mysterioti, silent one, who.
none the worse for wind and weather,
stood aloor and gravely listened to the var
um" boastful reports of the ragged ban 1.
Crows hart mver fared better, these ani
mated giildehoards one and all declared.
The object of the league being more wlde
Iv known, the birds had acquired more con
tlrtence.tlocki d fteely to the beckoning of
the cornlltdd sentinel and reposed III his
imttefitl. though somewhat scanty, shade
Hi, rofmnM. inn l heir loithed creators. hn I
fared more hardly in conseqiience.nnd ever
elTort had been made to lend them rislr,
A decrepit but vengeful old lady In sun
bonnet and calico skirl telated her ad,n
ture In a recent high wind that hud prevail
ed, when "he soared over the wall and lil
on her face by the wnyslde, losing her hea 1
In her descent, and remaining there to the
lively alarm of the occupants of passing -lil-les
for an entire day. At nlutitrnll .1
comrade being notified by a friendly crow
assisted her to adjust her head and return
to her post "and I never had so much run
in my life," declared this spirited old lal
in conclusion, amid applause.
others, reduced to the Imioii.'. ., being
refered to as weather vanes by the neigh
boring farmers, had put In .1 profitable
season by strenuously pointing the wrong
way whenever they were ohseived; and a
tout man turfed with straw narrated his
episode In an appletree.when all Innocent,
but short-sighted, old lady, observing his
lively gestures, had mistaken him for her
youthful grandson, nnd laljoied with him
for some utile in a hot sun, entreating and
commanding him to descend, finally send
ing out the hired man with a pole. Milch
tittering accompanied the recital of this
practical joke, which reminded a thin wom
an clad in hnop-sklit of a somewhat slm-
It - 1;.-;.'.
n. ) A.
liar adventure, ill which she had played
ghoi-t ut twilight for two young city girls
"It had, Indeed, been a most satisfactory
summer," the chairman declared with up-,
proving nods, as he listened to the various
testimony. True the league was some
what the worse for wear.but v.aat was, rai
ment compared with the solace of an ap
proving conscience? Individually and col
lectively, the scarecrow league had achieved
an Immense success, and " but all this
while, dark glances had been cast upon the
solitary Indian, and a murmur of disap
proval followed this sweeping commenda
tion. The chuirman noted It, and hastened
on with his reservation. "And, with one ex
ception," cried the little lawyer scarecrow.
"I have but words of praise to bestow.
One stands In our midst who must to-day
be dealt with as he deserves, We have
heard no testimony from hW lips In thW
or any previous season as to his In
tentions or deeds. He has never been seen
to (lap or flutter, His altitude Is one we cun
no longer tolerate, and he must be thrust
from our mids-t with every mark of eon
tempt. He shall no longei be favored
with the benefit of our companionship
fur" at this moment a rush and roar fill
ed the air, borne on the wings of a tter'e
gale of September's own sending. It was
brief but furious, and in an instant every
member of the scarecrow league was borne
aloft and rent In pieces. And as rhev
soared wildly heavenward. It semed to
their distracted vision, that the wooden In
dian. Hlill standing solidly impassive, wore
on his lips a faint, grim smile.
Couldn't stand Kitty's Claws.
Charles Darwin, in a treatise on the
characteristics of his ring-tailed relatives,
speaks of a Capuchin monkey that took
charge of a llrantllun opossum, and tie
seribes the pet mania of a Chucma baboon
that "adopted a little lUiesus monkey and
took all sorts of cure of It; but when a
young drill and mandrill were placed In
Ihe cage she seemed to perceive that
those guests, thomjh of n distinct species,
were her nearer lelatlves, for alie at once
rejected the Kin mis und adopted both of
them. The young Rhesus was greatly
dlsi'oiiieiitid at being thus rejected, and,
like a naughty child, would annoy and at-
tuck his successors whenever It could see
3 chance, this ondm t exciting great in-it-nation
in the old baboon. Auothur fe
male of tin- same species had no capa.
clous a heart that she not only adopted
you ut- nionfce.N s, but stole impple ami kit.
tens, hl"h she lontliiuutly carried abonl.
IWr kiin'nix. however, did nut jio as far
as to nhaie her food with her adopted
chuig.'-s A laptuiel kitten scratched lllls
uDfertioiiute and selllsh old thing, who cer
tainly had a line intellect, for she was
luiiib astonished at being hurl, and Inline,
diutcij procet-ied 10 examine Hie kitten's
feet and, without more ado, bit olf the
claws," .New Vurk Journal,
'Ihey rio In l.-aiiira.iiiir.
The ktieeti, nf iJalveston are not merely
lettered likt those of Washington, but in
lilveston ili.- name some of the streets
uith httlMctttis Thl produces such an
aMoutshlug s stein that one reads on the
carts that milk an be had on I'-uud-u-lUlf
stie.-t ui.fl .-mis are tor sule lietween
J end N-und-a-Hulf. ITesunulily wicked
persons ,iu i,ut meudy live 111 I., as ihey do
In U.iohiniftoii, bill give their addtest us
In l.-aiid-a-IUli. Avenue 1 is the finest
street 10 louk ,JU jn (iaivtau, but J ave
nue !.- a tumbledown coiinlrliled road
W'Ub gra.-t giowiiiy In the uagai ruts.
j 1 1 n, j. ...
Ihe l.ale.t Aiiolou'j,
l htcjgu Tribune: "Yoil i.uabt to have
apoIorfUid t0 the lady for sieiinlug on her
wo 111 luuincr, luier me caller nau
"1 oid. -.11 I Willie; ! toll j.r I was
soi 1 j hc cgul'lu'i kvvp livr fwt ut of my
v ai 1
A GREEN MOUNTAIN BOY,
now in: ni:i.i'i:i to taki:
All Ctpedltlnn With Lilian Allen mid
lleneillil Arnold, In Which a
liiul I'lii) ed the I'rln-
(Uy T. (.'. Ilnrbough: copyilght, ISM, by
T. (', llarbottgh.l
AeroRH the hike from old lArt Tlcotuler
OHa. held by the llrltlsh at the time of our
story, lived the llemnns, on one of those
neat little farms which one meets to-day
In North' rn Vermont.
Th. w i" well-to-do. patriotic people,
who nov and then uot news from what
was .,il. ! th" "outside world," and much
of tlii ti' w- ..inie through the garrison In
tl 1,1 ! !'
N'.i'Ii.iii, Me boy of tii household, was
a lad whi ''in 1 o'l'dfinr iort. and who
lieai l '. 1 1 row ! a ross Mie lake
Yorit i'atiii:k tki.i.s mk yhi
KNOW AM, Alio I T nil: I 'OUT.
and spent ome t tin.- on ih" pluvgrourd
of the fort with ihe !s whose fathers
were members of the garrison.
One night In .May. after a. day s sport In
the fort, Nathan Ilcman came baek, and
after telling ills father all the current gos
sip In the outpost, climbed the ladder that
led to the cosy lltlc attic, wlicie he slept
next to the roof.
He soon forgot the events of the day
a deep slumber, and ihe llrst intimation
he had that any one was near him was a
tugging at his shoulder.
"yet up. boy." said a voice, and Nathan
In the light of a sputtering candle beheld
the face of his .mother.
In an instant the Shoreliam boy was sit
ting bolt upright In bed, and even before
he spoke, his wondering eyes were asking
his mother what had happened.
"You are wanted In the room below. We
believe that the patriots have comcsjto sur
prise the fort across the lake." -
To surprise Fort Tlconderomi?
Nathan i-prang from bed, nnd dressed as
rapidly as possible, while his mother
went down to tell his father that he would
be down as soon ns possible.
"Who has come to try to take the fort?"
the Shoreliam boy asked himself. "It
IN THK NA11K OI' T11K liltlAT 3li-
IIOVAH AND THK toNTl-
seems to me thai it must be a courageous
V "" "'' woiiiu uuempi Mien a tnuig.
Hut I will take a look at hlin "
"This Is my boy," said farmer Ileman.
as Nathan leit the last round of the lad
der and presented himself in the light of
the candle to his father und a good-looking
smooth-fuced man, who was drestil In
unirorm und wore a sword.
Nullum knew that he h.ut never teen
the officer before, though he had heard
that the colonies had rebelled, and that
the battle of Lexington had been fought.
In another inumeni, the ofllcer was look
ing at the Ureen Mountain boy, and Na
than notetl that he had keen piercing
eyes, which, .it times, he thought, could
be as gentle us his own mother's.
"Your father tells me Unit yuu know all
about the tort across the lake," said the
The lad glanced at his f.ulier.
"I have told the gentleman that you
inuke frequent visits lo the fort," said thu
fanner, "iheiefore, yuli need not finr to
answer him truthfully."
Thus encouraged, Ihe boy told the ofllcer
OI his trills lo Llle loll iin.l .i,l,le,l ll.t
, lie knew a good deal about it, as lie had
hud the freedom of the place for mouths.
I H had occurred to Nathan that this was
1 the olllcer who had come 10 surprise thu
foil and to wrest 11 fiom the lltltish.
I "I am 'olortel Mthan Allen," said the
I f?oldli r. "I um here ut the head 01 a lot
qf Uieeu Mountain buys, and we want to
know how tq get Into the fort."
"Oh." ciled Nathan, Ills eyes diluting,
1 "you are going 10 try to take. Tkondeio-
;na, nio you?"
''We aie going to luke It, my boy; that's
what we are hero for, and it occurs to me
that you cun (In your country a good 1 111 11
by Ih'i timing my guide."
Nullum ut that moment caught his math-
"I'll go if mother says so." said he.
"I do know all uliout the loit, und I think
I could show you how lo get Into it."
"lour mothers heart is with the cause
of liberty," spoke up thu father, "1 am
willing to speuk for her, and Nathan will
go with yuu. Colonel Allen."
. 'That 1 will. Are you rtmily lo gq now'."
I "At once. .My mull are outside, and wo
will gel lu work us soon as possible, lor
vu must surprise the Hrlllsh lion atmlght,
ft at ull."
The Shoichuin buy took his hut fioni the
wooden peg ami turned to the olllcer.
"We will eioss the lukii 111 bouts, nf
which 1 have procured 11 small number,"
continued lothuu Allen, when ho und Na
than had left the farmhouse. "You know
wheie the best lauding place Is, don't
"Yes, all. I have played up and down
before Ihe tun so long that 1 guess 1 could
take you anywhere."
It was u night which piamised to help
the little band of putiipts lo success, for
but few stais shoiie, and now and then
these wore hidden hy clouds.
Kthuli Allen and his (ilecii Mountain boys
nuti uifireiien ,1 ituig qifciuuce iur 1111- piu-
toae of .-1 1 done, a stiulig blow tigalnst the
hint's, unci t-
Old Th on leroga was an important pot,
, lu whlth gnat quantities of firearms and
J mnuiuultloi) were stort'd. una Ihcsi; were
Jitt Ihft things needed badly by the patri
ots nt the opening of their long Mruggle:
Along wlih Colonel Allen wns another
officer destined nt another day to cover his
name with obloquy, but nt that time he
was nn ardent patriot, ami Kngllsh gold
had not yet connected his name with the
great treason of West Point.
Owing to lack of boats, Ihe little force
which Allpfi had brought for the surprise
had to be divided, nnd the crossing wns so
slow that but Hghty-odd were enabled to
cross when It wns time to do the work by
n quick surprise or see the whole expedi
Nntlintt Heman had guided the llrst boat
nuoss the lake nnd tuod on the shore
hear dhe grim bid fort, waiting for the
flRiml to march.
Allen and Arnold held a short conference
and they were wntched by the Hhorchntn
lad, while he wondered what they were
saying under the watchful stars.
"Come, how, we are ready for the work,"
snld a voice at the boy's elbow, nnd Na
than looked tin Into the llrm face of the
"Show lis the wny to the sully port."
linger to have n hand In what promised
to be an exciting affair, Nathan Hemnn
sprang nwny and saw the two olllccra close
ut Ms heels,
"Volt will mnke no mistake, boy," said
Arnold, somewhat sternly,
"How can I, when 1 know every Inch
of ground, sir?" was the teply, ns they
Not far behind the three came a line of
'lark llguies, n ml each man carrying n
fixed bayonet .ihowed above It 11 face reso.
lute anil full of lire.
"There It K sir," raid Natlmn, point
Ing to the gate of the fort. "That Is the
sally port, and If you will look close you
will see the sentry."
"I see him, boy."
In another Instant the soldier on guard
saw loom up before him the stalwart fig
ure of 11 Continental colonel, nnd before
he could sound an alarm he was a pris
oner. Another sentinel, who broke away, made
for the barracks, where he Intrude! to
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tun?,' ill" rici.'uiiK tttu 1 iron, linn ..iiiiuii,
for a moment beside himself with excite
ment, cried out;
"It will take the men n mltiule to open
their eyes, and you ought to get to the
barracks doors as soon ns possible. "
Away went the patriots toward the spot
designated by the farmer boy, and In 11
little while their muskets were beating In
1 lie storm doors.
As the doors fell, the while faced gar
rison made their appearance, nnd f"ll Into
the hands of the resolute Americans.
"Where's the commander?" cried Kthnn
Allen, clutching Nathan's arm. "Do you
know the way to his quarters?"
"I know where he Is," was the response.
"We will llnd him with Madame Dela
"All right. To the rommnndcr's quarters,
tin n "
Nathan sprang to the stairway that led
10 Colonel Oelapl.ice's sleeping room, and
Hie next minute the heavy sword of Col
onel Allen was thundering at the door.
"He will break In the door with his
sword. How strong and determined the
American colonel Is. thought Nathan.
Presently there r 11 tne from the room be
yond n sound of feet, tmd the door wiu
There stootl Colonel Delnplnce, white as
n sheet, and behind him his young and
The Ametlcati colonel nnd the Itritlsh
enmirtanilcr were old filends. and the won
der of the latter may be Imagined, im he
look"d into the face of a friend but nn
enemy also nt the door of Fort Tlconder
oga at that hour.
"What Is wanted?" asked Colonel Dela
place. 1 ticuiaiui tne surrender 01 J iconuoro
ga." wns the reply.
Madame Delapluce uttered a short cry,
and her gaze fell upon Nathan lleniau.
"Hy whose authority?"
Then Hthan Allen uttered that sentence
which has rendered blm famous from that
eventful night In May. ITT.'i.
"In the name of the Client Jehovah and
the Continental Congress!"
It would never do tor a simple colonel
In Hie king's army to question such au
thority as that.
He knew Ktbati Allen. He knew that he
was a rearless man. and that he must
back such words by 11s good a iot of bayo
nets as ever caught the glimmer of stars.
In a few moments the surrender of the
fort bail been made, and Henedlct Arnold
was taking an inventory ot articles se
cured by the bold surprise.
There were hundreds of cannon, barrels
of powder, stack', or muskets, heaps of
pork. and. In short. Just the very tilings
which the men o Lexington needed.
It was davllght when a boat milled
across the lake and landed Nathan Hcmun
on the Vermont i-ide.
He had parted with Colonel Allen nt the
gate nf Ihe fort, and the big, rough hand
of the American commander hail rested
for a moment upon his shoulder.
"1 don't see h w we could have got along
without you," said Kthan Allen "1 don't
think the count iv will forge! the liov who
let ns Into I'o't Tlconderogu Tell your
mother that I am sending you homr safely
and that she and Shoreliam should lie
proud of vou "
Nathan blushed to the temp'es and puss, d
to the boat amid the glowering looks "f
somo of the led-coated prisoners who f-It
that be had been an Important fa ior in
the capture o'" the stronghold.
Hack once more among the s. enes r."
Shoreliam, the farmer boy lieeam a hub
He lieucd his name mentioned fai ui.d
For vear lo come he was known as
"the Tlconderni.'u bov." and long uf'.i the
war the title idling to him ten.11 lousl
To have his name linked with one of
the llrst victories of Kthnti Allen was glo
rv enough, ai 'I when he died nt the age
of 10. long after the ex-citing ndvt mints
of that May night, he had seen the , onfed
eraey of American freedom Increase from
thirteen states 10 thirty, and Hie popula
tion of the country from 3,ii0,ia0 of people
Hut never did he forget how. a bov he
led Hie fleet n Mountain bovs Into Port
Tlconderoua and helped to win a blood
less vlciorv, which did so much to inspiie
the colonies with continued lesistance.
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Pulls without 1 hungc. Tickets on sale Au
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Special I'huimuceuttcal train will leavo
Kansas City. Monday, August 12.
Hiutlis can Im seciued now upon applica
tion ut Santa I'V Itoute ticket oillces.
GF.OUni: W. llAflKNHl'CIl,
Passenger and Ticket Agent.
Ill Searili of 11 Nuvv heiikUlloa,
Try the effect of it mud bath at l.as W'gas
Hot Springs, Now Mexico, other forms
uf tmtlis may be had there, all especially
beneficial III rheumatic trouble-' and dis
eases of the blood. The cuol, dry tonla
air of this resort Is Just the thing for llretl
nerves, and there Is nothing so restful as
New Mexlto sunshine, especially when
supplemented by such line service as Is
given at the Hotel Montezuma, reopened
June 2b. This famous Inn cannot be ex
celled anywhere In the Southwest,
Hound trip excursion tickets on sale to
Las Vegus Hot Springs from principal
points. Ite.'iched only over the Sanfa Fu
Itoute. For Illustrated pamphlet and u
copy of "l.aiul of Sunshine," uddiess
(ieorne W. llagunbueh, P. & T, A., Kan
sas City, Mo.
To Chit ago by ll.iyllgbl,
The SANTA VK KOl'TK has put on a
fust daylight train, leaving Kansas City at
7:311 u in. dally, and arriving In Chicago
that same evening. It inukea the run In
about fifteen hours, making the same time
us the fast night trains, Free chairs, Pull
man sleepers. Vestibule throughout. Din
ing cars serve dinner ami supper and guests
otuy pay for what Is ordered. For passen
gers prefeirlng 10 leave Kansus City in the
evening, the SANTA FIJ olfirs rhoico of
two fat Ir.iin-
For purtlitilsrs call at SANTA FU
ItOl'Tll ilck-t oillces, northeast corner of
Tenth and Alain streets, and 14,71 1'nlon ave
nue, aiiouat; v, jiah:niiicii,
1', and T. A,
A PANTHER AND A BOY,
i)i:sii:itATi: i:Ncoti.NTi:n with a tvtt.li
OAT IN A t.O.NI:t.V t'AIIIN.
True Story nf llarly IMyn In
llppl, by Msurlcc 1 bump. on.
(l opyrlght. PK. by Mniirlro Thomson )
Philip (.lore wns the son of Thomas (lor-.
whose name Is found In the list of farlv
settlers on the Upper waters of Pearl rl r
As early as IVf.i the (lore cabin, which win
better than most, pioneer houses, had ! -come
well known to travelers nnd Indian
traders, and for some years it was the only
Place In that lonely region where a night s
lodging could be had, or. In case of m 1
deiit, the rude nssltahro of it man who
could tin almost anything, from lueiulltiK a
wagon to dressing n broken leg or arm
Philip was Ihe only child, nnd whin he
was 15 his mother tiled. A your Infer his
father went to 11 distant settlement in
search of another wife, leaving the youth
tu keep house meantime, and Ills pat ting
"Now, Phil, be pnrtlcnlnr to keep old Ti
ger itliat wns the dog's imitie) In the
house with yon or night". He'll wake yon
up If anybody or anything comes around."
It may seem s ar y 1 r. dlble tu us. Ilv.
Ing aa we do now, that a boy rcarcely It!
A HAND TO HAND CONFLICT.
would he willing to slay alone (save the
companionship of a dog). In an Isolated
cabin, far away from any other human
habitation, surrounded by rorests Infested
with hungry wild beasts and open to the
will or the savage wild men; but In fact It
was nothing uncommon In those days, and
Philip thought It no hardship. Indeed, he
doubtless rather liked It. With a gun nnd
plenty of ammunition, all the piovlslons
he needed and Tiger, the big dog, for com
pany, he could see no cause for complaint.
In mid-February the weather ts rarely
cold In Mississippi; but -Mr. (lore hud not
been gtnie twenty-four hours when it
norther began to blow, bringing first rain
and then an Inch of snow, the temperature
falling below the freezing point. Philip
could scarcely keep the cabin comfortable,
for the ley wind Fang through every crack
In the rude walls. To make things worse,
11 sudden blast blew the stick and dirt
chimney down, so that It was almost Im
possible to keep a lire on the wide clay
Put Philip nnd Tiger were of a happy
disposition; they took the situation with
philosophic amiability and went about
their usual duties and pastimes as became
brave and hardy pioneers, until one night
they were violently disturbed by an unin
vited and very disagreeable lsitor.
It happened that Philip was up In Ihe
loft of the cabin getting some bed coV' is
that had been stowed away there. Ills
I'SINO COI.D STKICL.
ascent had been made by 11 row of pegs
set In the wall and he was Just nmdv to
go down again when Tiger, the dog, rushed
put through the doorway, growling savage,
ly, and began n light with some animal,
which quickly got the better of him and
drove him howling back lino the room.
Nor was this the end. High! after the
poor dog In rushed a full grown panther.
Philip knew what It was almost at the
llrst giant e; for on the health a bit of fut
pine wood flamed brightly, giving a strong
light which filled the room. This was
nbout an hour after nightfall, and out of
doors It was pitch tlaik. The panther
leaped upon the poor ting and killed him lu
short order. Philip, crouching In Hie little
loft, felt a chill of awful ftar run through
his blood. Ills situation was, indeed, ap
parently hopeless, for his gun was In the
rack over the door: he dared not descend,
and yet he knew that at one bound the
panther would reach the loft. It was, In
fact, already glaring upward at him, evi
dently preparing to leap.
Kven in this extremity of danger, Philip
felt a pang of sympathy und sorrow.seelug
poor, lullhful Tiger stretched on the iloor,
bleeding anil gasping hU lam. Hut there,
w is no lime for grief or 1 egret; the pan
ther, an enormous brute, thurnuglily en
raged by the dog's utuu k und rendered
ravenous by 11 smack or blood, was lu no
mood to delay his murderous work.
Philip, like nearly all thu pioneer boys,
hail the bump of leslsianco largely devel
oped, and although he saw no posfhle way
or helping himself, he could nut mutely
give up and die without a struggle. His
mind wus as clear as a silver bull, and his
thought)! Hashed upon every method of tie.
fense known to tho backwoods people In
moments of terrible emergency. Instinct
Ively he groped after something with
which he might at least hit his assailant
one blow. If but .1 light and Ineffectual lap.
And quick (is a flush he remembered that
his fathci'K broadax was slicking behind
a lafter near at hand He Mining and
clutched this heavy Implement jut as the
panther came through the air and landed
with Its forelegs upon the Iloor of the loft
with a mighty crash und scramble, and
11 cry, half growl, hulf scream, peculiarly
, If you have ever seen uu old-fashioned
broadax with Us wide blade and short.
Jop-slded helve, you know' what an awk
ward weapon it Is. .Made lo hew timber
with, it serves that turn admirably; hut
It would not be chosen by any reasonable
person as suitable tu a rough and tumble
light with a panther. Philip, however, did
net take time 10 consider his newly found
weapon, but used It, and furiously,
Theie wus not room lu that part of the
loft in stand upright: Philip had to rest on
his knees; and the huge beast, when It
reached the lundlng. quickly wriggled to
Its feit. With ull Ills might Philip swung
the ax, and It hit with a solid whack,
which loltl that Ihe blade hail cut well.
So heavy was the blow that tho panther
went tumbling down to the iloor below,
snarling savagely. And. worst of all, the
ax flew out of Philip's hand and fall also,
leaving him without a weapon, while back
lo ih loft leaped the wounded and terribly
furious beast, now really more dangerous
It seems to me Hint no liner instance of
courage, will power und presence of mind
nil be found In history than is uffotded
by Philip Hare's act ut the moment of tho
panther's return to the lufl The exigency
requili-d inslaniuneous hlruU-gir muve
mint, und llu- buy wa.-- ctpial lo th" tie.
m .r I 11 r jt the panther sprang up he
leaped down, and unintentionally the two
met lu midair. The collision was us violent
us unexpectuil; but Philip, although dashed
backward. Into, a corner or thv roam, 0,10, ,
Symptoms vary, but by far the majority
of diseases arc marked by a loss of vitality, a wasting of flesh. The
lungs stiiTcr and the stomach. Disease-germs enter the system through
these two organs.
Recovery means driving out the germs and building tip strong, healthy
tissues. The medicine that will do it quickest and most thoroughly is
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stomach disorders, and so all blood diseases. If it be taken in time, it
will cure gS per cent, of all cases of consumption. This is a bold state
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Doctors have lieul for so lonjj that consumption was incurable that it has been
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nil he asks is tli.it interested persons shall investigate the facts nnd learn something
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not lose hi. presence of mind. He fell to
the Iloor, and at the same time scrambled
to the broadax, and seizing It Willi both
hands once more swung II vigorously
against his antagonist. This time the wide,
keen blade cut open the side of the panth
er's head, smashing the bone and putting
out an eye. Again nnd again Philip
struck, laying Into the blows all the en
ergy called up by the desperate situation.
What seems mo.st wonderful Is the fact
that not it scratch did the boy receive, and
he killtd the panther, fairly chopping It lo
pieces after lie had sutllclently crippled it.
In a qunlnt letter written long after
wards by Philip Is the following passage,
which 1 copy from a sheet of fool.scap yel
low with age:
"And that paynter wayed nt least thine
hundred puwns and that htoadax never
was no tount no more, bycos 1 broke the
age off 011 the paynters lied when 1 hit It
over ihe I."
The letter was written to Philip's half-bi-oiher.
who was afterwards killed in 11
llglw at Yicksburg.
FOSTER ON THE WEATHER.
lEemarkable Accuracy of 111 Long Kungo
I'lirecusl for' the 1're-eiit Pour
The slorni waves will reach Ibis merl-
.a 1 and the other changes wll ocur at
an 1 within UK) miles of Kansas tMty with
in twenty-four hours of S p. in. of the
dates given below: --
July :!v Cooler.
.T til v ill .Moderating.
duly 3u Warmer.
July 31 Storm wave on this meridian.
August I Wind changing.
August - Cooler.
August 3 Cool,
('ipvrighied. ISO"., by W. T. poster.)
St. Joseph, Mo., July 27. My last bulle
tin nave forecasts of the storm wave to
HUM. the continent from July iS to Au
gust 1', and the next will reach the Pacific
coast about August 3, cross the west of
IJocklcs country bv close of the Ith, tho
great Central valleys from .".th to 7th and
the KaMern states about the Sth.
This distil! bance will be uf unusual
force and s-evere storms may be expected,
accompanied by extreme teniperutures.
The llrst ten days of August will prob
ably average cooler than the middle third
of the month.
Warm wave will cross the west of Itock
lcs country about the 3d, great Central
valleys 5th ami Ilastern states 7th. Cool
wave will cross the west of Hocklcs coun
try about the Bill, great Central valleys
Sth and Eastern stales loth.
Summing up my forecasts for the four
crop monthH, .March. April, May ami June,
only one error occurs. Southwestern Texas
had more rainfall than calculated. For
all other parts of the country the verifi
cations of my rainfall forecast.-, Is the
most remarkable event ever recorded lu
connection with meteorology.
In a general way, the calculations and
published forecasts Indicated a great
shortage of rainfall for these four mouths
In the central portion of the great Central
valleys. Draw an Inegular circle from
Portsmouth, O., through Toledo, Chicago,
Dubuiiie, Leavenworth, Port Smith, St.
I-ouls aud buck to Portsmouth, and within
that circle the tlguies indicated a .general
drouth, and the weather bureau records
show a shortage averaging about live in
ches of ruin.
The figures further Indicated about an
average rainfall ftoiu Philadelphia to
Jacksonville, excess of rain In tho Bast
Half states and average ruin In the arid
districts east of tho Kockies. How won
derfully all this has been verified.
To forecast the crop .season rainfall has
been the greatest puzzle connected with
meteorology, and the failures have been
universal, while my calculations have
proven correct In nine cases out of ten,
that being the number of rainfall dis
tricts east 01 me iiocky mountulns.
i.. ..,. i.i... n..ir.... ... ::;..: i ..;""::
oeaieii uie greatest excess ot rainfall
rcr.icr,,Kr 'ftviR.riijn, ,
pints of (Jouthcrn florlilii. wlicro a .liouth
la rfconlcil. proves to have been correct.
An InlercmlnK feature developed liy the
...u,...n. ... ...u, nmiv ...ti t--utiiiiite Ul intt ,
(Ireiit UiUph itiul the centr.il lurts of the.
ere.it entral valley, experienced a bo- i
vere drouth, a complete circuit niounil that I
drouth center had an e.cctss of rainfall.
A most Important hiiccfuK is recorded for
flic foivcam in the Ohio valley. Itains '
early In June were predicted for tho coun- I
trlea weKt. ami a continuance of the drouth '
in me tjuiti vauey tin into in June.
The tleittriullve drouths usually occur
In July and Aumist. .My calculations und
foreciihts almost entirely reversed tho con.
dltioiis for these two months, Indlcatlnc
atiiiiitlnni ruins In the earlier drouth ilit.
tri.-ts nnd drouth where ihe rains were
nlnindant curlier in the mmcoii. This last
pan of the foiecnbts is not yet fully tested,
4-t.Kiiiit-t- ii-.ttiiie in iimiheu successes lu
wotk Ih In correctly fortvastlnj; the '
cm turt of the mnntli. THf tiu. .,.r
of July was to average cooler than tho
last half, and the whole month wus lo
uviiruKt below lu the Kreat Central vullev
and about normal on tho Atlantic anil i
I'aelllt- coasts. ,
, ..... Hiu on mat iuee itirccasis nro
based on what the weather has been and
without the weather records of the nation.
al weather bureau It would bo Impossible
to maku much progress, therefore If thu
few i-IUcf of Uu; weather bureau nculects
the icvord making part or his work he
w 111 fentainly blunder
I'nless the national weather bureau
flllttll-e lit ,l.-im:iir,.,l lit. .1... ...A,..i t... I
rfiU for ,asVs in tilat 'ihey1 Bve ihc'.pcc: I
"'"'"'."i1 '"n'l?r. "V"''. 'he. farmer.. '
i.t ,?"B .. ""'.'"sts mve equal oppnr-
unlllis to all und fo secure and protect
i.(u.e hi ua nn .mi in tiecurini; lone raiiKo ., a urouin in the same portions of the
.'"i""" .'.,vSa,"k.u r-"' ,llUQ satisfy the Central valleys Is accompanied by exces!
people. Twelve to twenty-four hours in Uvu rains all around the diouth dlst rlct
advaiuc neather forecasts may benefit ,. ilxcesslve rains In the i:afctnulf -.,,,)
Hiecu illors ureal y, shippers moderately South, Atlantic states are acco?, ,nan led t i
a,.'Ulxv.n "'? h"y- '" i'srlciilmro can ' a diagonal drouth belt ra Sni from
derive hut small, very small, benellls from Northern New York lo Sou hwebten Tei
siit-h foret-asts. I'm- ihe.. r..n. ,.i ns- iiebiern tcx-
of 'The 'ernmonV8 U'e "nncl"iM 0b,ct MmltaFW,, l'cuT, a!ui "'
Willi Koo.1 weather records the future ' liako as "on V,'r,1 U!a?i'at?,s ,a"i ,hJ?
of the weather can be ea filiated. Where 1'acllic coasts- West c, V i .an'1 Korlh
we lime Ihe best records I have the best Itockles arid iliK.H.L ,ulf . sl?t,'. east of
bii. cess In f.ireeadui the weather. I coast ' di8,rkts "'"l South I'aciflo
T.:,Dr VWZl !!ft a;c"oaIXble,,rnatlrLn?t iSMlib ""
JinVKJi !!'?", '"r111""'1'-, ' 'MnSn"i: compleiVThi,,'rar, 1" in" "1!,,e'
f olumbus. ht l.ouib and Leavenworth. and where to 1 J.JJ ",,f,i w " .knu when
..(L"r.nf.vv I'hief. Mr. Moore, will also err catch favorable ernd .,,luJn.t..1" or,1-''- to
i: at; tu is t cSa ays thv jvork or !:- 5ssUlos wl " ;oadUl0IU' th
HOW mnny women do you
know who rtre struggling
nlone with burdens they were
not meant to hear because their husbands
have " lost their health ? "
A man's health is an easy thing to
lose. Its loss is the greatest loss he can
sufTer. A little care and the right medi
cine make it easy to regain lost health.
Neglected disease breeds death, just as
jf certainly as darkness follows dusk, Over
rgg work, exposure, wrong eating, wrong
l5 living generally may engender disease.
ALL OPERATIONS GUARANTEED!
Ovor 200 Teeth Extracted Daily. NO
PAIN OK DANGER. Artificial Tcetli
warranted to Fit Perfectly. Decayed
aud aching: teeth, if worth it, filled and
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919 Walnut Street.
sor IllKelow. for in his work lies, the only
hope thut the weather bureau will ever be
uble to make lone laiuje forecustb.
In connection with mlnr.ilt if.,inth Qn
SroP 'ier') aie a few well etabllb)ieil
factb that may bo received hk .'ivinm.
fenurul rules and by tho observance of
"?L'!"! axioms the farmer, dealer and eiiec.
"'"lor may be urcntly boncllted. TerLcIv
stated theno iiMains are:
1. About the Mime amount of rain falls
" '" m'..". Miit-, .Hiru ami Canada
r'ver. 'l'"r' but "Mom the same amount
',l 'he tame place for two successive
, '6ars. ' "osl
' .2- Kxcesslve rains In the central part of
fhf Bleat Central valleys-Si. I.oii s Tot
Je'lo. Cli IcuBO-cmix. diouths ln the' cast
.of Itockles und arid district and he
'Southeastern stuffs, '' ,ne
r. rnn.t ......
and Upper 1 ...&"' ,p? wlleybnhe
crops .1! re good in tlVc eat ', ?b.i,Whr?L ,.'' S
arid d str els; Ihe reverse of ihiw T11
true. ""at of thlh ' also