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PIIH KANSAS (TIT JOURNAL. SUNDAY, nKCHMI.KR 22, ISO.").
TO ATTAIN NIRVANA,
.VIIA1' HINDU lANAIICS win, DO TO
Horrible Sufferings rhey Voluntarily Un
dergo Walking Hurefnot In I It-ry
li tit I hey irt-itd the I'lro
Dln-sts of trumpets, rlngln- of bells, the
founding of innumerable tom-toms, cestui
lull ravings from lo,uo throats, nil simul
taneously and executed with all possible
rrvnr these are the preliminaries of the
riicwmi' s'Ctnelo known as the fire-walk
of the Hindus, whlrh took place nl Muur
Hliii", In thf Indian ocenn, recently tic
- ulHfl bj Km, n.' WollI In a foreign per
iodical. "I hnd staved expressly to see, It," lie
trli "being l-ei-snarled to ilo so ! the
glaring advertisements of the railroad com
p tnies Unit mil special excursion to I'lltrf
Lhmth mountain, at the southern slope of
will, h the lata tens to be spnail. It's a
humbiii;, of course, t sold to nt olf. The
in nulnu lire-walk hint long been abandoned.
They will Rive us ii fitko show with the
ah 1 of Chines, lire. Those clever Hindus
and the I.ngllsh company which presented
thorn with steam cars, us usual, will reap
"Hut thoughts 6f the unreality of the
thing vanished quickly rut I nenred the
roped arena of fanaticism. The racecourse
strewn with live coals and separated from
the highway b) Hunt ropes Is tweiitj-t-ne
ftet broad from the entrance to the tin
batiktnent of tin' rivulet where the priests
are stationed, with their posts of olnlmint
and nettling sulvts. At 1 approached the
tribune, the can-takers hml Just tlhlsheit
tin work of spreading llu red glowlne
thin coals over every Inch of tlio allott'd
ground, for In order that the sucrlflce be
complete tilde must ho no break In the
chum of si'lf-lnllli toil horrors.
"Chan onl had been obtained by charing
nn Immense pile of wood' and distributing
It contents, while jet nbloc, over thu
traek on the mountain side, the llremen
being Hindu tirlcsts nn,l aileiiL. Sow they
drew up In front of the scaffold, where I,
with others, n putting civilization to
shame, and viewed their work. The Im
aginary road to heaven they had built was
ino mail of ltd lire, that atvajcil to and
fio with the vibration of Its own heat.
The priests contemplated the horizontal
pjre with sntlslletl looks, pa) Ing no atten
tion to the burns lecelvcd 111 the work.
Three or four of thu old men lost their
sandals In preparing the lava bed. The
hair, ejcbroWH and boards of nil weie
slm-id or portly binned off.
"The heat of the atmosphere was terri
ble, and, combined with that emanating
from the fiery- load, almost unbearable
1 wore an Indian tcral lint consisting of
two thick felt hats, one spread (iter the
other, and In addition guarded my eyes
with a sunshade doubly lined, but notwith
standing, my head burned as with fever,
while tears 1 oiled from my ejes Incessaritfv.
Thoru I snt a prisoner, not two feet from
the lava bel, held captive on the other
sldo by a surging mass of 10,(A) sightseers,
who grew mole excited evcrj second, while,
at thu same time, their ranks were swelled
by new-comi rs on ox-carts, mules, on
foot nnd by tall.
"Aside from myself nnd two other l'tt
ropeanH no one In the vast crowd seemed
to mind the poisonous vapors arising over
the lava; the) got into my lungs and soon
caused nose-blcedlng and Intense pain In
the head ami e.ves. Yet I had to sit still
and await the horrible ceiemonles which
the railroad had lultertlsed circus fashion
nnd whkh, lor that ery leason, J. had
thought to be a chimera of the past
brought back to unreal lite for money-getting
"Alas, tin I e Is the procession formed be
foie my eyes by the subjects of her Urlt
Nh majesty Defender of the Talth she
calls herself. 1'list a. gang of a half
hundred urchins of both se.es, naked but
for the tlowcis In their hair. They sing
and dance, tilling the air with exclama
tions ot Joy ami agile arms and legs. Then
follow the music, kettle drums, gongs,
clappers anil castanets, th orchestra dl
ldiiig upon arriving at the show place
nnd taking positions on both sides ot the
lava bed, half a. doi-on ot them being
kind enough to place themselves between
me nnd the llery oven.
"Surprise upon surpilse! The white hel
mets of a dozen pollco. olllcers under a
1U uten. mt appear marching nt the head ot
the natives. Two are lett to guard the
tribune Tor distinguished foreigners; thu
i est foim a cordon alongside thu lava bed,
'to maintain discipline,' as the lieutenant
"The Hindus! One hundred men wear
ing oulv a thin linen cloth about their
lolii", the long, black hair loosened and
falling upon the shoulders, gai lands of
tlowors and gteens around the fotehend,
neck and breast. In both hands they
carry largo (lower pieces, holding tin in
aloft ni offerings to heaven. Their eves
rue IKed upon the sinking sun, they walk
slowly and deliberately In single Hie, one
after the other, paying no attention to
".Vow the (list enters upon the tlre-wnlk
without altering his gait lu the least, mov
ch.irco.il .sovers skin and llesh from the
lug tnrdllv, mechanically, he Is followed
by others In the same manner; the glowing
bones of their naked feet, singes their
locks, blows and clashes.
"A horilble spectacle! The eyes ot
tho poor, deluded fanatics pro-
tiuclo I ram tlnlr sockets, the mus
cles ol thn face contract, they
lock their teeth, their bodies sway In pain
ful convulsions. Twelve, lltteen times they
must sink their feet In the bed of tire, tin u
full Into the arms of the priests standing
leady Hi receive them lit the rivulet.
"If nn cfs have not botiajed me tho
majorltv of the llre-vvalkeis were half un
conscious with pain upon i caching the em
binkmtnt. They had to bo dragged Into
tho slimy water, vvhero their leet wi'io
bathed and treated to a coat of ointment.
AfUr a little while they seemed to have
momenta! Ily recovered, only to become
subjeLt to another lit of religious delir
ium, "Nirvana they call It, a condition which,
neionl'ng to the lluddhlst doctrine, pre
suppO' -. the total extinction of deslic,
pas-Ion and unit-st, u state to which the
pinlestui-H of ltuddhlsm usplie to tho high
est aim of life.
" 'Miv.iu.1,' they cry, 'Nirvana,' and,
though h.udly able to Use their reel, theso
unfoitiinat' s drag theniselv.'S back to the
entrance of the l.iv.t bed singing nnd
shouting Their appearance Is shkenlng.
from their bliedlng ftet und ankles hangs
tho lltsh in Hhiodu thtir bodies aio cover,
td Willi blotches and dust. Tho masa of
slghtsieiH, however, feel-i no merc ; nil
these ptople adhen- to the Nirvana thoon,
and though most of them nio too cowardly
to linden1!) the toi tares themselves their
religion splrltH rise (it seeing others do so.
"ThfV applaud wildly, eneouiagii the
musicians to new exertions, and bring their
chlldiiii mid women to b,'g thu lire-walkers
to mak. another trial for their sake, The
nien ii.ulil) lespond, for while thoy suffer
phJsbal pain their Imagination leads them
to belitvu the are in paradise. Twice,
thrni nines some brave tint Ilanies; two
of the latter fall on their knees after walk
ing half the distance, and for a moment I
think thu will toast to death, Uut the
taimtle -houtlug of the on-lookers makes
the Hindu get up and lomplute tho tei li
bit in-It with u hound or two,
"Alas1 poor dentures; this Lift perfoim
iiliee. inoii hoiilhlo than tho others, will
not help them to achieve Nlivana. Tim
Hindu mu-.t walk slowly and deliberately
tliiough the Hie, SHJ3 thu book of lluddha.
'"I In mob glows more furlou with
passion; tmizlitl prai'is are heaid on nil
sldta, the number of vpluntnry tlre-wnlkeis
has tivbled. 'Women, children,' Is tho cry
"I'seo sevoral Hindus leady to enter up
on tin woilc and place bibles on their li.no
shouldcis 'Mcuteuiint.' 1 shout, 'unless you
hinder this s.icilllte J. will itpori you tu
the govni'U'.' , .,
'Tlio olllolal nnd his eleven men
twilvt men ugiilnst lO.dnu run to the en
ttance, and, taking each other by the
hands, form a ilutr around tho natives
with tli" chlldten. The mob advanced upon
the group thieuteulngly; a moment later
nnd iiluinphaut cries announce tb.u
the polui have been pushed uslde, that
they have ivii&eil to offer even ti
hlndovv of nioteetion.
"Meanwhile the lava has cooled olf some,
what, Hie coal,. In spots, present a black
ened appearance; while caps show here and
tlii'in that tint cinders huvu burned out.
Wonuii and chlldieu prepuio for heaven!
thout Ihe nrlests.
"id .liillful gills. motheiB and crones, th
luwer p.ut of their bodlea naked, with
biro lirtiikU and llowvis In hair und hands,
now feik. the doleful path, piccedi-il by
fathers uml brothels, cuirylng the children,
n. homogtii' ous In i .ttunil', fien-eied, Jubi
lant, li'ipeiul. After their wounds huve
been drt'tl hy the priests all thiong Into
tlm temple to prostrute themselves befoiu
the All Sacred.
"This Is tin Tlnneiy festivul as It was
celebiated III the iar ot our Ixird lWJ, on
thu Christian Island of Muuiltlus, some
times, call' d the Isle of .-"ranee, the scene
ot Taul and Virginia.' Tho Island has be
loi gcd to the initial! empire since 1S1I,
jud befoie that was under Kiench rule
for loinn ?) jituts. Tho Ilrltlsh governor Is
poweiless to pievent null steue of ua
tlvt, fanaticism, having only a few
hundred policemen and one battalion of tho
Scotth HUck Wutcli at his disposal.
"Before I came to Mauritius I staled n
few weeks In Jlenuies, wheru I witnessed
iiiuilriMls uf cremations of victims of ty
phus, choleiu and consumption at the em
bankments of the holy jlver. The nude
bodies vvtro placed on a small idle of wood
and the latter llred, a horrible spectacle
arririrts of Ihe t'Ojjntrv. f
crtntwlll! witlllnK for Ihe bones. Hut Ihe
Hennrcs peirorniHiictt pnlel into IhslKnltl
fimcp bj the itlrti of tho tire-walk on
th lIittil of MnurltliiH.
"I truvtil to iMtrti nnd stf, tnit I wish to
tiotl I Iind never redd the i imi-t advertloe
tnetils of Ihe rnllrond etimpnn that cnumttl
me to witness the Tlnnrr festival"
SMUGGLING WIT, SNOWBALLS,
'tliotiTil uml Sort , fill Itutn to Hood'
wlak Hip l rir's Mihllern Along
Ilit (leriuitii frontier.
Krom the New York orld.
fntll v It lulu nisiii tiir tho ltutnti
fruntitr on tlm (ii-rnuiti boiindnry wutt
Bimrdetl In a KHfprimnly weak innnner
for a tmtlon si rumpl' telt uivlrr tulll
Inrj rlllu nn the emir preiU tiililre
Hut now thero Is a strutix ionlmi of
eiirrlixiim only it few inllr flKirt utul
it otiloful patrol wervlr l,etttll tliein.
The chief ilttly of these ttrtrrltonn l to
prevent HtiiiieKlIng nnd the Introiltlotlon
"t NMilllitt llteiiiltlre Into Hlltntlil. TJif
duty It li.irtl ami iiu'iiotonuiiH and the
cuar dooa nut like) to hno liln Ix'Sl
trnlnotl nml itHnst otTtvtlVt' reRltnents
pent out along th Nmn-tiiry title.
for the most vn- thece tnrrlns. con
!l.t of young recruits from tho eiistetn
nnd evil liit I provlnceft of ittntKlii. They
nre rhlom evfrcrt Hlillen, mid thr ln
iHsclplliif they tire under in further
wonkentnl by their cxr t!lvt? drinking.
Their small jmy Ih 1iIpi1 out to tliom
twice it month, and every kopeck of It Is
Immediately expendeil In vtxlku. After
the vixlkit Is Runt- they employ their
.spare time In making mlds ncto.ss the
botindnry line into arnuiti fnrm ynnu
to Kiippli'tnent llielr meager rations.
AloTitf the mllre boundary line be
twtsn these two countries there Is n
serins! of great, open plains. Over thie
nn Icy east wind blovvsi lit winter, and
the only wny the poldlers can keep alive
on their patrol in by tho building of
wood tlrost between the iots. l.vcn
then the pntrols frequently have their
llmlw frozen In their monotonous
marches to nnd fro. Hence It Is not
nt all illlllcult to smuggle ncross the
1-otirM.itry, niwl lndee-1 It Is susporteil
tli.at the soldiers often add to their "mnll
pay by muklng deals with tho smugglers
ami turning their heads the other wny
when they un4 by.
Two exceedingly novel attempts were
Jiui'le l.i ! spvlne; by the smuggling fra
ternity, both of which proved nuccosis
ful. In one case lnte one night, n banl
of men In n-ermnny ltejmn Hnovvbnlllng
some vlllagerrt on Htl-tslnn tetritory, nml
'the Husolans leturned the nttnek. In
the snowballH thi-ovvti from (let many,
however, yards of line Hntsscls lnce were
ooncenUd. This methol proved most
successful, for even tho secret police did
not discover It, and the gu.ml of thr
frontier oertnlnlv hml no Idea, of vvlint
was going on. Quito as elllpiiclotts was
the bringing 1n of thousands ot" Nihilist
proclamations through Pllesin untler the
very ee of the gnrrlKon. These procla
mntlons were In the hollow staves car
rkd by n body of men who passed them
selves off ns pious pilgrims entering
Russia on a sacred Journey.
MIM.D 11V liINt! SOLOMON.
An Kiiglntter's ltoiniiiltlo Story of the Itln
'Unto .tllnes, In -t!illl.
From tho San rrnnclsoo l'x.imluer.
AloMinder Hill, of Iondou, Lisbon nml
Coiilova, consulting engineer of the rich
and ancient ltlo Tlnto copper mines ot
Spain, and who Is Identllled with mining
the world over, ia at the I'.ilncc. Ilo
has been examining nnd le'iorting oil
tho lion mountain mine In Shasta coun
ty, tho bale of which has Just taken
Mr. Hill Is full of Information regard
ing thu unique and strange In mining.
One thing bmught out by his conver
sation was that the lion mountain
would be vvoiked pitncipally for Its cop
per, nml not for Its gold and .silver,
tho minerals that have given It Its high
est rank heretofore. This will sound
strange to Calllornl.i. Mr. Hill ex
plained it yesteulay In this wnj :
"It was nil inadu clear to me by tho
ltlo Tlnto mine, the property vvoiked
l.',00l) jears It. C. by the Phoenicians,
ami from which King Solomon Is sup
posed to have obtained the copper for
the Temple. The ltlo Tlnto is an Im
mense body of sulphide of Iron, run
ning two nnd one-half per cent in cop
per. Well, the Iron mountain Is tho
nearest thing like It I have evet seen,
though I have examined mines in neaily
all patts of tho globe. Hut, besldo this,
it was considerably higher than the ltlo
Tlnto in copper, and also has some sil
ver utul gold.
"This nnoient Spanish mine near Cor
dova has developed marvelous things.
In it are found fiom time to time water
wheels of oak, completely covered with
sulphate of copper, and by It perfectly
pieservul. The copper covers the wheels
lit some Instances an nun illicit, j tiese
wheels were used for raising the water
from tho depths below by a series of
tanks, one tank being placed nbove an
other till the surface was reached.
"In the mint', to this day ul-n, are
found clay lamps used by the ltomatm
centuries ngo to light the gloom when
they were tolling away In the ground.
The clay lamps vveie tilled with oil and
weto placed about In the Interstices of
"And anyone who thinks they did not
undei stand mining In those catly times
would be astonished to seo how their
tunnels, drifts and stnpes were run. Thu
Phoenicians were miMiiillcent engineers,
ns good ns any we have at tho present
day, and carried on tlnlr vvoik on the
most sciPiitlUo principles. Their tun
nels nnd other wni kings were, however,
a little unriovver than those of our time.
Some of the timbers aro yet preserved
in the ltlo Tlnto. There was no .shoddy
woilc, I can assure jou.
"It Is partleiil.uly Interesting to note
how thoso oak w heels are preserved by
tho copper sulphate. When the sulphntit
Is taken off they nre found perfect. Wo
nro now working 12.(hl0 men in the ltlo
Tlnto, and J100.000.OOi) woith of on has
been blocked out by diamond drills in
tho mine. About WO.OOO.onu has been
tnken out In the Inst seven or eight
years, About the old mine, which lias
s.een so mnny tuitions come and go and
so mnnv dynasties U.-e and fall, has
beon built up a town of 'O.OW people.
Though this queer mine Is so old, It Is
even now but .00 feet deep below tho
Mr. 1IIII is also consulting engineer of
tho ancient Spanish mine, thv Tartar,
of several of tho great mine.s of South
America nnd other countries lie Is
represented ns a very cautious and care
ful engineer. lie will leuve for Loudon
hi -icon's IM...IC lu'.vr.
Duo nf th" TmiBliest Vinw Vet 'turned Out
From the San I'ranclseo Post.
"Ah" ion tu V er het-rd about uP SI Scott s
b'ar hunt?" tn.iilie,i an oil hunter from
Huinbultlt, evidently surprlued ut .the Itf-loran-'o
of Si's exii-Tlenies. "VUiy.,h
tho oldest b'ar hunl-i in the state. JVell,
one day lie was out on his little J.lcknss,
a-lookln' ler b'ar, an' not lliidlii' any, ton-
. . .... i.l.. . ..... 11.. ,!..! Oi.i lull ll
I'lUiltd 111 l'tii" v i. ..- Vl-'l ........
to a. II ee, laid his oP iniu-sle luatler down
on (her glass und went down by tlitr bank ;
of A trult to foul, lie was a-olttln' then)
...... .v ,. I.. ... I. ln.l ... ..'..nil li'llnn hit I
I' 111 O I -llllltv- " J""'' - '"' " "
heerd a (eiilljlu suianhili' in ihe brush.
Ho Blurted fer his eun. but a big b'ar
came a-.uublln' out o' ther brush right
along side of It. lie whirled uiiiund an"
inn out on the limb of a 'uttMi oP cotton
vvootl over the click, which, was about
folly It-et to wheru the roekb stuck up
Ihioiigli the wattr, ,,.,.,
"This was Jest nuts fer 'the bar, lla
walked up to ther ree, snlffid It a time er
two clambered up an the limb ami torn
meneed inovln' to'ds Si, a-nnacl.ln" his
chops nn' gruntln' satlslltd like. SI saw lie
was In a pietty bad fix, an' he crip' out us
fur as he could, it-hoiiln' tlar b'ar would
coiisltlc-r the limb shaky on' slop. Hut he
didn't. He kep' conilu', HI saw someihln'
had to bo done. He couldn't drop without
klllla' hlsself, an" he h.ul never practiced
b'ar Ugh tin1 on a tight tope. The only
thing ho could do was to set up a tcriiblo
" 'do backl do back!' he yelled, 'do
b.vk an' eat thor Jackass, you blamed
fool This llmb'll break an' kill us both
"I think that b'ar must untleratood htm
or concluded that SI was lougher'n the bur
io, for he turned arouu' an' used Ills appe
tite on the Jack."
'I lie ll,'liol tiiiiiiiiiii'lalloii.
Unsere nesllsohuft; "I will take some
of this material but will It wear wellT"
"Oh, It Is indestructible untcarable
everlasting It will weur till you pay for
Vinaati ud or mew m ur.i., aim iue
- "' ilyn lnri-elvTf-.--oiie.1 hi
ODDITIES OF CRIMINALS,
orri:.v aiii: it .t.isii to-tin: tot.ttt
or ,ii;si it;i:.
The llrlilhitils lliiriterliind of .stliplilll-
nml MiuliirM lJjii-uilliiii of Ittnpiin-
llillltj tin orrlultile itg t nuts
1 rtlllls of I'tl'-dttM,
Irom the rinelnnnll (inquirer.
During Ihe Ian eonitress of tlu Interna
tlonnl Peace .orlety nn Anurl.nn deleirnte
i xpreKsed the belief that namon lntlHfn
tors of wnr ivonlil evrn now lie execrat-sl
ns enc-lnles or the human race If wr ould
only Htree upon n few simple rul" ion--rnlnit
the iiiiexiion nf res"nsllillll .
That question, however, will nluait vary
with li'llvi.liTdl notions of an ndeqimte
casus belli, nd our common law rourls oft
en tlnd lis solution the most pumillng of
moral prohli ins What l the tIitTeinee
between ", inoltnnnl insanity" nnd reekless
violence, ami what eonstlluiM nn 'Intoler
able provocation?" Ihe proof of a tindepcy
to transient hta of mental alierrntlon has
n. quilted tnore thnn one murderer, ff pie
vlous paioijsins of a similar kind hap
pi lied to result In the commission ot cvi
tent absurdities; hut In lsf, when llenernl
Weltaeljt army corps was stntlnneil on the
ltlo (Irande, ,i com t-mnrtlnl, convened nl
Port 1 1 row n Tet , ihimuhI sentence of
ileath upon Itobert Itodircrs, a ptlvnto sol
tller of the Ohio voterans, for having kllltsl
a military sursron In a tu of passion.
It was proved Hint Ilodners had linen on
the sick list In consequence of a sunstroke,
and had alums Iwen subJot to tits of vln
i'Ii live Inge, but thus far his manifesta
tions of ill temper hud been limited to
verbal extra nganas, mid there was uoth
ln to establish the Judge advoratt'a the.
or.v that the prisoner's foible niltcht have
bien Im-ontrolliilily iiit-travated li it brain
affection. 'I ho provix attuii had been rtdle
uloiud. small, but that circumstance was
only held to exclude the plea of mltlgittlig
cUcumstances, nnd Ilodg.Ts was evented
as a ilniiKerous rutllan tinlv a month be
fore the commission of the fatal act he
had lieui leckless enough to Insult that
dispells, r of intermittent beatitude, the
liost sutler, nnd had been mudo to ''swal
low his own wolds "
I'rederltk the llrent once ndviscsl a Iler
lln polb'e court to dlschargo a
prlsom r who had found a lie. koihiKik on
the stitet, ntitl appropriated the contents
under th- Impressions that the treasure
trove was the rewult of a prayer to a saint,
whni piomlso of speetlj relief had been
communlcnted lu a driMin. "Let liim go
this time," said the Prussian Solomon. "All
we can do about It Is to warn him not to
act ept any more presents from his patron
Hut the sage of Sans Soucl himself might
have been nonnlusscd hv n cnsi. uhirh m.
ccntly ot'i'iiiiled the law courts of Vnl
carct'l, In Western Uollvla. A woman bad
beon arrested on a charge of smei-rv nml
slander, but the prosecuting nttorne). aft
er getting her lined a few reals for di ruina
tion of character, hail consented to a nolle
prosequi of the much graver Indictment.
The neighbor of the reputed witch then
convened an Indignation meeting To their
mind the weight of evidence 111 the one
case sceimsl ns damaging as In the other
The state nttorney was considered the
mo-t learned Individual or the district : but
was it not posylble that heh.nl b-en bribe!'
His peremptory refunl to admit t-ome of
tlio principal witnesses appeared certainly
susplilous. and tin excited relatives ap
pointed a committee of Investigation. Pri
vate Inquiries strengthened the Impression
that the suspected fuiictlonarv had nn ojo
debll "n. weak ee," an Itching palm, as
we would cipiess It. Ills Int ome was -mall
and his mode of life expensive, since lie wns
known to have sp, nt Ustinov for ltitpntit.it
stockings, ami even for foreign nt w -papers.
It was notorious that on one ot en.
slon he had refused to pres the govern
ment's case against n duelist, a oung man
of loose principles, olfset bv a steady In
come Tlio defemlinl In the preen t In
stance was poor, lint piettv enruigh to
have influential friends, on the whole, it
M'emed a clear case of oo debll, mid inn
siderlng the preillcnmcui of law abiding
citizens of a primitive community, the
commlttie reconunentled a icvlsion of the
veidlet bv nn app. al to the com t of .Itnlge
Ljjich. The witch was tlragged from her
ilen. at llrst piotested her Innocence, but
llnallv more than half admitted her guilt,
anil wns beaten within n centimeter of her
life befoie she was rescued by tint timely
ui rival ot a party ot government survey
Pew of tho would-be witch killers would
have denied that tilnl bv piocoss of law
is preferable to mob Justice, but the legit
forms had been trkd and found wanting,
and respect to the nlll, lal toggery of nn
iinprliii Ipled otlletr could not be permit tod
to weigh against (lie duty of obedience to a
plain Sirlptnril behest. "Thou shalt not
suffer a wllih to llv." What had tho
nnd-fearlng clllznis of V.ilearcel de Kan
Pablo to do with the controversies of fot
I'tter mlstiust In the icctltude of the
public magistrates has also tleveloned a
penchant for bribery which, on the Oor-iniin-Itnsslan
frontier, orien leads to amus
ing revelations, as in a small countrv town
of the Prussian province of Posen. wliere a
Hebrew refugee had been in rested on a
tiinoi" ui uuviiiK a imnoio OI sioietl urv
goods. "It's nil a mistake, so hellup me
grat lou," he assiued the constable ''Just
liermlt me one wonl with this gentleman
(the Informant You will s,c that I am
right" though he wasn't. Judging fiom the
nns of a si utile In an adjoining loom
"What's going on here"" Inquired the lull.
Iff. "The Idea'' screamed the Indignant
witness. "He offeicd me a dollar to re
voke niv statement Jim one dollm !" "Nev
er mind hlni, please, let's start nnd notlfv
the luterpietcr," whimpered tile jirlmner,
"theie nre two witnesses fur the defense,
but thtv tin not talk a wonl of Herman."
"All light, come; it's on the wny to court
anyhow," sold the constable, but found
hlmsilf obliged to terminate the private
confeieiiee of the two linguists.
"Sorrv for von, but my functions are
transacted under oath," he had heard the
Intel preler's voice, In reply to a protracted
"Lot's go through this nllev, please," said
the pilsoner, almost dragging Ids escort
tilong, "It's Just as shou to the Court
housi squate nnd "
"Wi II. wo might Just as well -settle It
right heie," dragging his cantor Into a va
cant xtuhle- "how much will ou take to
let me go and s.i I inn nwuy? Would
"Aro jou crazi ? (let out of this" col
laring tho tempter. "I'm n poor man, hut
I'll make It two and n half oh, don't,
what are you kicking me tot can't you
wnlt a minute three ami a half, I meant
to say, four five," till additional negotia
tions were cut short by a more Impressive
Ilefore he wns itirnlgucd for a prellml
limy examination be hail attempted to
bribe a depot, constable, a lettel earlier,
n doctui. a fuller nml a filler's assistant,
anil was Just going to cuiruiit a court
house watchman when ihe Judge onleied
htm to he st an lied mid have his unright
eous mninmon transfenetl to tho safekeep
ing of the police cleik.
"You wouldn't tit at me that way If you
knew what I hive to .iy," he repented till
the eouit granted him the lavor of a pi.
vat c Inteivlew, but anilclpated his puipnse
when hu saw him llsh a tive-ilnllnr note
from nn Inside fold of his breeches,
"None of that. Isaac How' daro you''
Put that away, ami huirv up, now, If you
really have any Important communica
tion." Tile prisoner clutched his head lu de.
I pair. "Theie vvas Ml In that wallet they
fio,se on to," ho moaned. "It Isn't mv
fault, Judgi : but them live Is really all
have left now "
"Didn't 1 torbld you thut topic fl.st now?
Have you anything olm Io say? Yos or
"It's, nil I hnve, so heln mo .laveh un
b ss vou will o i.pt my check"
"Shut up. now, oi- "
"Uinje1 could nrtango It to have It
cashed thlH veij da If vou will let"
"I ntvir saw tun h p opl In niv life" ho
muttered, as Ihe bailiff dram't'd him away.
"They won't give a muii a ciiaiue to ex
plain1" He had made hi studies of hunnn na
tuiH on the Ilusslan side of thu border,
Km mi.i'.ilfiihiicd the senile of their niuill-
cntlon. like Wallet Savage Lander, who
had often tested the venality of tho gov
ernment nlllcl.iU In the Dm h of Panama,
ami Is said to have oi himself into seri
ous trouble by trying his bushies tneth nl
In the city of Kloienie "There's tho
boodle." said he, foielng his way Into tho
brcaktnat room of the Jury: "but, gentle
men, I'm In a huiry. so. jilf.uo, Jet nnj
know what It will take to bilbo every il l
one of you" The mo-t puzllng cases,
however, me those of pig-headed witness.
e, whose stupidity can s. rlously compli
cate their own case without securliig them
tlm pilvllego. of actual Insanity.
"You inrrnved that mule to rl le to Pump,
klnsvilie." s.ijs the court, "wanted to see
lour girl, nnd forgot that you must not in
ler a stable without the jiormlsslon of the
owner, but did jou mean to Keep the
mule?" , . , ,,
"Y. s. sir, you ure rjsht."
'Winted to steal the inuIoT
"Yis, ou are right, tlr."
"You surely misunderstand mo Did you
mean 1 huirovv or steal the animal?"
"Oh, you don't seem to Know what jou
are talking about "
Hut the defendant's replies go on record
all the same
"Now tell mo why ou let that mule de
stroy a lot of truck farm produce? Did ho
break his halter, or did you tum him loose
jtnrjsu wihtt. Jas wi.M .
cume Deioriiitiii mueiwiK;
DI 1 jou turn him loose with a m.tlltlons
' es, sir."
"Didn't he break his halter and get awnv
In pl of ,nu7"
Mt. slrrtc "
"Hut .ton s.i, (he trv tontrtirv a mo
ment airo-don't jou know that jtm are
.-tiilcr Kith"" cries th Jii.'.,, at last losmpr
his tempi r to a very nti ' ) itde degree,
then, after some relied (on our only e
ctie Is possllt'y n natural ulu, tame to Im
plicate the other tlnnkej,"
OMENS GOOD AND BAD,
I't'Srnnlur Ingitlls Will .Nt-ttr Cimuot'lii e
it ilniiriii' nn frltlitj -Ills I mis
Atchison, Has., Dlttpttch to the Cincinnati
That r-rlMintnr John J IncnlK ot Kan
lns. Is one of the most pi turesquo chat
nelera of Ihls diy and cniiuiiv goes with,
out saying, ns dots also tin assertion Hint
h Is one of the most pet ullar Hut there
be those who say Hint Ih.s 'professor of
the llngllsh liiimitaKo" ftltt ts his lillosvn
cr.tcles and that he onl) n-sniii, s Io be the
embodltnent of suf-eistltlotis and the Incar
nation or fads nnd fan i. things that
have made htm talked nIhmii rr mil wide
ns well as nt home.
...Nw that he Is. making the ilttht or his
life to be returned -0 the stents of his for
mer cnnst'li'Unusiitits 111 the senate chant
her, will, h he bid a sad fur-well to live
ais aio, his peculiarities are again the
tin-nip of so, Inl gossip and of newspaper
That Senator Ingnlln Is a lili.'cr in the
virtues of the horseshoe can t t ikon with
out any grain or ullnwrnn, Awnv luck
In thr flfties. when he was n vout'i, and
brlniless lawyer, he found n it-olT hotse
slioe In the middle of the run I mid hung II.
po tits up, above the dooi of his dlngv
oilli-e, ui,.! there It remained through many
ears which brought htm t.nnttn ami
wealth. Ily and bj buslnss iiim esies re
quired the rnrdng of the ol i utll e liulldlng
anil the erection nn Its slie ,,r an linpos.
lug bauk block. Heedless workmen cartitl
n J the horseshoe and dumptd It. along
with other ttibblBh, Into the Missouri rlvir
riio senator became president or the
bank, but no hoist shoe was n.llltd nl Hive
Its door and it railed, causing ruin to many
and serious tlnanelai loss ami mental per
turbation to the pNsldont.
The sennlo! s residence, which Is always
a seat or hospltalltj, shell, rs ns happy and
eotitenttd a family ns c.in be found nnv
where. Ih it ttecnuse Ihej in vtr take the
horseshoe from the door'"
Whether the ghosts mid goblins ever se.
rlously disturb the seienltj of the senator
may not be known, but It Is a fa. t that a
haunted house hns enuse.1 him great an
no am e mid peciml.irj loss Thu house
which vvas piiHiinsed b lit tti along with
txune other property, wns among the most
venerable houses In Atchison, and unite a
somber story bus been woven about it
It was originally a boarding house, mnl u
overhung a deep ravine that emptied tlm
debris of that part of the town Into the
.Missouri river hard by. One night near
bedtime a stranger knocked m the door
mill craved admission and a room, lie
wanted no food. The landl.ulj lighted him
to a little room lu the uppir story, w litre
he remained noiseless foi hours, looking
out Into the night anil down Into the deep
chasm below. Meanwhile a sudden stonii
burst upon the sleeping little eltj.
Ihe rain poured down In a huge deluge;
the sheetetl lightning lu up tho Inky black.
ness of the sky Io the brightness of me.
leorlo splendor, the thunder bellowed like
great guns; the wild wind sang mournful
requiems among the nodding tiers, anil the
iltle rivulet In the gullv b. low the house
uec.itiw swollin to a mad river.
The aliruu.l sleepers In the house sprang
affrighted from their beds, ami i lad In has'
till clutched wtaps were -.t mltnis nt the
windows viewing the ruHhlng waters below
nnd the terrible grandeur or tin nwrul
light, when hark' A shilek that i hilled tin,
blood rilllir Ollt above Hie r.i.ir ,,r tl... ..!.,
mollis, and the fin m of a human being was
seen rushing through the span Intel v cnlng
bet ween the vermitl.t above ami the swol
len title beloiy.
A splash In the witer was heard, and
rooms, anil mjslirlous lights and shadows
llpun It, was upturned to the horrltlcd
spectators. It was Ihe face of the mys
terious guest. The seething, rushing Hood
-nun cm lied Ihe rrall bark or lium.inltv
from sight, ami to this d.iv no tidings from
it have b, en reieivcd nnd the invsierv
of the sti uiger's sudden taking olT will
doubtless lemaln a mysterv until the sea
shall give up Its dead. Lver utter that
night the old house was "the haunted
Strange noises were hemd in Its tenant,
less rooms nnd invsierlnus lights and sli.nl
tlows. The senator could not lent It Kern
el . shunned It as a plague spot. He in
vokul the aid of eostlv repaiis and paint
and whitewash, tun these vveie unavill
lag to oblltirate tin reputation that cliini;
to It for many jeats, Ittit recently he had
It torn down, from tut ret to foundation
stone, ami now on the old site there stands
a neat, modi rn resident e, which K a
source of revenue to htm.
Some people mat believe that one day Is
as gootl us another, hut Senator lninlls
draws the line at Friday. Once when he
was at home on a furlough from the sen
ate he lecelved a pressing dispatch to
return at once to Washington, but, al
though partj neicslty imperatively de
manded his presence In tho senate cham
ber, and he w.ih extremely anxious to go.
he ueveitheless postponed his departuie
t went j-four hours, In order to avoid start
ing on his Journey on lilday.
Just after his famous "vindication" by
the senate during hi-, second term he was
engei to retain to Kansas to d-'livt r his
terrible philippic against I'hlef .lustlee A.
II llorton mil llenei.il W. W. (iiiililie,
whom he- considered ills vilest ttaducors,
and he made hasty pn pnrnllotis for his
dt pniturt. After he had piogiessed on Ills
Journey as far ns lialtliuore it oi . urred
to him that In had mnd.- his stmi on I'rl
day. He Immediate!) abiiut-facetl. leturn.tl
to Washington, and postpone d his de
liartuie lor Kansis until the ni t tl.iy.
It is not known that the senator seiretcs
a rabbit's loot In Ills House rs' pockets, but
he ome decnntitl upon its viitues to his
friend I tlnlr, the rich miller, uml that gen
tleman Is supposed to wear the talisman
constantly, else how nuild he have laid up
treiisuie.' The setiatoi miiv not belli vo iu
does Ihe gambler lb it It Is lie l.v to ruh
the back of a hunchback, but h" has b. ell
seen to iiffectloiiati h stioko tin bat k of
little Jobnn, Auld He may not bellevo
that it brings good luck to take the bin It
int In when It eoun-s scratching al bis
tloor but an ebony piiFsy inn is upon tho
family huirthstone. lie may not believe
that It lie should sing hefuio breakfast ho
would civ before supper, but It Is ipdlei
ceitnln that he uevtr chirps before tlm
matutinal coffee Is .llseiig'etl. He liny not
bt lleve that to catcli the llrst glimpse of
tho now moon over Ills right shoulder
means tluit gootl luck will guide his foot
stt ps, but he Ins bet n detected In stealing
light shoulder glimpses of j-iiung Luna.
He may not believe ih.it, If thliietn peo
ple sit down to a tunic, one will ut. wtiiiin
tho year, yot it H cei tain that exactly
that number never sat nt Ids hospitable
board. He may not believe that unsmson
ablo cockcriivvlng Is an omen of ' tumble,
but It Is known that It umiovs him. Il
mny not believe tint If a dog howls in tlm
dead of night some one Is going tt; die, but
It is known that Int shot and killed a howl
ing dog one night. He may not bellevn
that If he can't cut a pi a thioiigh In a sin
gle sweep of the knife It memis bad luck,
but Ii Is believed that hn handles pie with
nHo' limy not believe that If one llnds a
four-haved clover he'll Und good things,
but he hits nfiiu bietisein Willi the i hil
dren on his lawn siarihlng for the quadru
ple plant He m.ij not believe- that a dla
lliond bailies mngl'-nl arts, but a gem uf tho
putest water sp.u kli-s upon Ii s Iminaculatii
shlit fiont. He mny not believe thai At
Luster let your clothes bo new, or else bo
puro vou will It lite" but It Is as curtain
that he will be nt chinch on Hasier innni
lug clad 111 new ami costly lalment as that
the woman with a new bonnet will bu
1AII, IN A lll.ANKI'.T.
I.os Augelt"! Wnimiii Itefiitieil to linn, bu
Wilt Arrested Net crt helms.
Prom the San Krnnclsco Chronicle.
Il is not oftui that tho habitat-; of the
city police station me trealf-tl to the sight
of a woman, 'uppose.lly In Iter st-nsis. un
swerlug to her name In a condition border,
lug on niullty. but Mrs. '. Koch, of 2IJ
Andd'son slieet, Los Angeles, prefers that
nielhod seemingly to ln'llg clothed. Mrs,
Koch was biouuht to Hie police station jes
terday afternoon In lit r night rube. Some
time ago tho woman was ui listed and lined
tM on conviction of disturbing the tvuee,
Khe was given a ortnln time In whlih to
pay the line, but Ignored the order ot the
court. I'pon tin en dltfireut occasions Judge
Owens oidcred the tiollce to lulng her Into
court. Ytslerday Otlicer Dyke went to tho
woman's house and found her lu bed, she
claiming tho vvas a xery sick woman. The
court was not satisfied, uml ordered OHlcer
Dyke to tully Investigate the aitalr, ami, If
It was found that she was Killing with Ihe
court, to bilug her In at all hus-inls. Pyku
lu thu atteiuuou took up his watch and
vvas rewarded by seeing Mrs. Koch hang,
ing out u good sUnl wiibhlng In her back
yaid. He made a hit-ak for tier, but sho
managed to get inside the house, wliere
she stripped ami went to bet). Sho locked
the doors, but Ofliccr Pjkfe had his orders
and was soon Inside. She fought like a
tigress und refused to diets, wliereuiiou
Pike and his assistants wrapped a blanket
around her und brought her in. She . vv
occupies one of thu women's cells, I aWU
fuses to dress herself for the coo iV,;!
Judge Owens is at sia us to vvlijb,1' ,
with her NV
X " a.
Tea cents u week, ,
4J 'f tys-f, -riyee1 j-nlrA
tiring Ihn Mnry of a CmTlioji's l.ottt nml
Whit It led Him to.
Hnldvfneed Hill slumbled, nltniMt fell, re
covcrrd himself, (hen stood utock still,
and, lurnlnir his head, looltetl spialln-ly
Into his master's ejes.
"What's ih lnatteh. (till"" n-tketl Sam.
"I'ast a shoe? I mm' 'r 4e hain't. ' he ron-
IIiukiI, afti t dismounting and omuiiIiuiir
the foot the horse held up rot Inspection.
"Ought P 've had e llxed up moieii two
weeks Isuk. nit boss." lie took out his
knife a sort of tin ket bkirksmlth ami ear
pe titer shop-deftly removed the rest of the
nails hy which the shoe hung to the hour,
put the cho-e in his pocket, then stood
up mnl serntchetl hl head.
This was serious business. Here he wa,
over six!) mites nwny rrom home latnl lu
n tiitrrj to get theie, In a sparselv s l
tletl portion ot thu country, nml without
the slightest Idea of whrie or how he
wns going to find a plate where he might
get that uhoo reset, True, he luul no busl
iii'S,t tiding an animal that requited the
services of n fimlr, but Hill wns not u
unlive hone, and. having worn shot s when
Sam first gut hitii, he had beep kept shod
It vvas tweiitv-oibl miles back to Tnbor
vllle, w hi nee Sam had sl.utetl that morn
ing, and he dlsllktd the hb a of returning
that distance Jiml to have a shoe set, so,
after some minutes' meilltatlou, he decided
to go nhend nnd trust to link, and after
wulklng about three tulles in painful task
for a oowlmv), he "niei-up with" a tint ti
traveling In the other direction, who, much
to his relief, told him that time wns a
crt ssro.uls Just ahead In the timber, with
a store and a blaiksmlth shop close bj.
Sam thanked him, mid imsh-iI on, lint
pimimllj, much to his surprise, the
stranger turned mnl galloped lun k to mm.
"I thought Id tell J i," he -aid, "belli'
an ju'ic a utt-angeli. th't je'd best not
ilnllv 'roiiiiil that place none-nii' don t
drlnlc nothln.' Ye sec" he went on to ex
i.inin "-I-.,,. . tie'n fellahs turiietl up n-
lllissill III l Mil llt-e-ii ... ni-i, ..... ...... s
jere. Nothln' w.i'n't nevnh proved, but
It's it purty good place f'r f llgnl Ehy of, I
mlssln' th't was heerd or last, right 'bout
It's a pu
reckon. . . . , . , , . ,.
"tlootl! You bet I'm tight nhul ye tol
me I sho' am. I don't think I'll dally
none wliiitevnh." Then Sam and the friend
lv straiiKer pnited, mid Sam found his
vvuv to the crossioatls
The blieksinlth was at woik when he
came nlong, but losured him that he would
attend to (till "in a Jiffy." Pour or live
men were loafing nboui the place, and they
at ont e proceedetl to take note of, and com
ment iiiion. Hill's gootl polnt-a fact tint
Sam would hnve duly upprei lited hart he
been able to convince himself that their
attentions were nltogethei disinterested.
As It was, however, he viewed with suspi
cion all th'ir overtures toward striking
up an acquaintance, and found It illlllcult
to treat them with the civility that houth
western courtesj demand" albeit they
were, to all nppcnrmicos, just ns honora
ble and upright ttiUens as himself In
furl, they lookeel Jutt like the average fron
tiersman, whose time, for the moment,
hnnss heavily on his hands, nnd but for the
warning of the filendly stranger Sam
Stlres would doubtless have "mlxen "
with them. As It wa, even, he Inadvert
ently admitted that he was going to 11
ltlo, and was In a huriy to get there; but
he sensibly refused all Invitations to "llk
kt r up." on the ground that It didn't iigtco
with him. . .
The blacksmith's "Jiffy" lasted until nl.
most t! o't lock, uml whilst he was engaged
on Hill's foot, the loafers dis.tppe.iifil up
the hillside, presumably lu the direction
of a house, and this lemlndcd Sam that It
was suppT time, ami that tie was Hungry.
'"limit siippc'ii tune, stinngen, sum me
blacksmith, as though divining his client's
thoughts. "Hadn't e bettuh come up an'
graze wtth we-all, .in' let th' Jog go f'r
a bit?" ,
"Caln't do It, p.n dner." Mm replied,
somewhat hastily, therebv continuing Hie
other In a certnln suspicion he held con
cerning Sun 11 e , that he was a marshal's
or shi rift's deputy) '"cause, ye see, I got
P be n-movlu light penit, nn' gcttln" f
Klo. 'Ullged f je. all th' same. I'll Jes'
go ovah i' th' store an' git .i snnck wile
ye llnlsh th' job."
Theie was a little, faded, sharp featmed
woman behind the counter In the Utile
store, nntl her keen black eves studied Sim
critically as sho pi occ piled to serve him
with the cheese and crackers he called for.
Iietenily a tall, big, seiuare shouldered
fellow tame In nnd stood by ihe door, anil
the womin went out and Joined him.
The)' conversed In low' whispers for about
u minute, nntl Sim. dimly suspicion-!,
glanced at them two or three times. Then
the woman, with a half liugh, shrugged
her thin shoulders und said, aloud, as the
big man tinned to go out:
tjule-n snhe'.' Cjulen salie?"
The moment the big man wns gone, how
ever, she hastened to the back of the
stole, looked Into the harioom, nppmently
to make certain It was unoccupied, then
came up to Stiles, who was hnsllly gob
bling his lunch, and asked, In a whisper:
"Strangeh. be ou a tlep'tj ?"
"Me' No. o' en's not. What "
"t'o'n-" said the woman, with an Impa
tient gestuie, "I might 'a' knowetl )e
wouldn't snv so. ef vc wns. Look vile."
she vveul on, hastily, coming closer nntl
laying a hand on his nrm. "Y'ro In dan
ger, mister. Le' mo tell e, wile I've gut
th' chnnst, th't ye wiintuh git out o' this
leal i-iiiik-iin' sny. don't take th' Klo trail
fill Leave It n inlln out, nu' cut 'cross
toils Amll) Po'ks heah me?"
"Yes'iii 1 sho' ilo, but whlit "
"lion'i stop i' nst no fool questions. That
big It Hull's Neil liviiii. an' jcies w'eie 'e
hangs out a lot. Theil git )e, ef ).- don't
look out I'm ti-llin' c- this, 'canst 'cause
will, iievali mill'. iml. git a move on."
Sam lost no time in seeing that Hill was
propi il "llxed." nntl, getting Marled, he
took the siinngn lit t lu woman's advice and
tunnd toward Amity Porks, tht-nby pre
strviug, no doubt, a whole skin. He nskul
hlmsilf many times, why the woman
should have taken tho trouble to warn him,
but was unable to Iind any icir-on lor It.
As a mutter of fact, tin woman hciself
could have given no riason beyond that
cisentliill) feminine "because."
The facit or Neil 1-iynii hnunted Snin.
Why, It Is Impossible lo say, for Mam
Stiles, like the n-st of Ills family, was lint
at nil Imaginative Theie was nothing re
markable about the face of liyiin. the out
law, excepting the fact that It belied tin
character of Its owner, In lug n squ.ue, hon
est fnce. w-llh two clear, honest, blue c)is,
while i-iynn- well, eveivbol) within a bun
dled miles of the line knew what he wns.
Nevertht less, that fait- bothered Sam all
Hut wav home ami for two or ttu.-e ilnjs
nfteiward, and he could think of no n.i
snn for Its tonsiant appearance btfiue hit
menial vision until, one afternoon shorilv
after his nnlval home, he sinned out for
the Huston place to see Mat. Then, us he
forded a ciPck mar the Huston ranch, be
rememlieitil the man he had unit tlicio
one time, who, he hail been told uftci bis
ariivnl nt tin- bouse, was Unity Aim
strong, his much-heard-of but iieyer-be.
fnro-seeii rival tor Mai's nifeeiloiis. Ami
ho re nn inhered now that the strangers
face was ihe fiieo of Ned Ii) nn, outlaw
uml "rustler." , , .. ,,
After making this stnitllng dlscoxeiy, he
lode more slowly, In ordei to -renter his
mental equllibiiuin. Ho was in doubt how
to mi In tin matter, for he was by no
mentis absolutely certain that lie was col
lect, uml he knew that to nil Mat of hi
discover) nnd then Und that he was mis.
taken would JuipurdUe, if not ruin, his
own chances with In-i. AVhereforc ho re
solved to proceid with caution, and to ns.
sine hliiiavlt thut hu was right befoie going
"Say. Hart," ho asked. In a confidential
tone, of Mat's brother, who rode a tiillo or
two with him on his homeward w,i) late
that night, "who'-, this yero man Aim
stiong, nn wn)s''" ...,.., . , . .
Han Hudfon 1 umhed. "Ulttlu' pnlrt of
'iui, Smn. Pitln't s'pom he was worryln'
)o m nil. I she' ill.lit."
"Oh, I don't car p'tlciar," said Sam,
hastll), wtth a g. sturo of tleiirecaibm.
"On'y, I'm Jes sort u' cur'us 'bout Mm,
that's all." .....
"Wiwil, fact Is, 1 d'no's I know much
about th' illicit." confessed llirt. "Seen
'iui onset, didn't )o? Wa-nll. till I know
M-oiit Mm Is, th't 't-'s got a ranch otnlr on
th' IVcos, an' 'nnthch ono oveh Ii' th' Two
jllleol' Watioits place, ve know. Si)'s
e's goin' t sen aoui in j'ecos in ne, an
niiiv.i null I' this tountrv. an' itc's Ilk
'e' got dough. He's some uldlentcd,
"M-hm," grunted Sun, as though It was
imiuateilul, all this Information about his
rival And he said nothing more to Hart
on (he subject, but certainly "kep" a-thlnk.
In' a lot," us he would have expressed It
He must muko sure that his surmise vvus
coriect, nnd then well, Mr. Armstrong, or
liynu, or whatever his name vvas, would
not only bo decidedly out of the ruiinlns.
but vvas in a fair way to comlutle one of
his visits ut the Huston place at the end ot
Hut before Sam had time to think out
the best plan for assuring himself of
"Armstrong's" Identity with Net! Iiynu,
bo learned that that gentleman was ex
pcclc'l, la a few days, on a visit to Mut;
uml this Information, volunteered by Hart,
whom he met on the range, decided Sam
who had been at tho point of deciding for
about two years on a course of action,
ami tho very next day he rode over to seo
riAs ho role up to tho house, he noticed
It looked singularly quiet, and (so
'as he by this time) he almost honed
Ptccmbe" were all away, and that he
x postpone askl)-; Mat the ques- I
Tj-JftsabukUlf XZZ.""'. "? I
.... , .""""""""""""""V V,, t .. i.fl..
ai fluids' V'Ttv. jhsec1,
fenrlhg, to ask. (Ttttt Mat hentelf met Mm
at the door. . . ..
"W'y. howxls', Sam!" (tht fjariilateit "I'm
tlRlit Kind f we )! Hldn't know, f r sho'
but what 'twit Mine oti n-e-onw f carry
me off!" ......
"I've a right irooxl notion V do It." on Id
Bnm, with whalJie coftsidf rfl remarltabbi
aiKlnelty -mi then he failed to follow up
this npenlnn. but atthed: ' He ye all alone.
"I uli'it iwy alotte' Ma 'tt' paw's none
P Mown. Hart an' eviy ban's aoul on th
rittige, an' evert ol' Manueln's done KhtP'l
-went ovah on th' creeh to a Oreaser
run'ml Hut nxt an' put Hill up an tome
In. Weil hate siippeh. right soph.'
Sam soon irtnrneM to the Kitchen and Mt
there, with ejen nnd mouth qMn, walch ng
t 'nn she llltted gracefully about the
I tnntn premrihg uP.I'p.r J1'' ,n0?i " .'.ilVt
i detail of Ihe tall lithe ,' .P'".'-!
'fate, and the title k tawny hair. ltj l
iitti' ,.iit-ia ti.nl elusisr.,) .troitnel her Peek
He wondered It she would ever let him
handle those urls ... ,,
"Well, e ome ii' grace, .-Mttnmv." she said,
finally. ' I reckon they nlh'l but ns two t
eat. this time "
"Woinleh whirl she'd nay ef 1 sh tl tell
er I wish'! It was Jest us two nlavs?
thought Sam Hut he did not rut) It, being
ter) tlmbl, nnd v try hungry be-tlde;. Aft-i
supper, however, tliev sat out in the "gal-b-r.v,"
mid Mat gate him an opportunity to
speak. , ,
"Seems funny, don't It, f'r Jent us two I'
be n-settln' jeie?" the girl said, smiling nt
Sam swallowed spasmodlcnll) ; hi throat
hurt him . , , ,
"Whv not Pi nl'irjn, Mat?" he said, llnal
lv, In a htiskv voice "Mnl, dnrlln'. e'ptAt
me 'ti' you nv. It ii t' be t'gethah r revet.'
he went on, n the girl rose to her reel
ami would have spoken. "J be'n tr)ln" t
sn It f'r two yeahs. Mat, will jo matry
The eli I had one arm across her eves nnd
was sobbing. "Oh. I wlsh't je hadn't. Sunt!
1 wlsh't ye hadn't 'a' spoke! I hain't
tt'nit'l )e right, Sam, 1 hain't. I "
' I s'Kise 1 got t' tell vou, Sam, she snld,
mole stentllly, but with ees avetto'l. "lit
1 got P tell )e oh, Sam, I was mairletl f
llnri) Atmstrong Inst wliiteh, w'en 1 wns
ovah on th' Pi i os!"
Sam sank limply luck In his chair. "o
don't mean It. u sho' don't mean 11. Mat!"
he gaspetl Hut the girl noihlid her head
nlllrtn itltf I), anil bit a corner of the hmiel
kel filler she lit Id to her e)es
"1 caln't bilve It. Mat I sho, eiln't
said fioor Sim, plalntlvcl) "Lo' me think."
So engrossed were the) that they bad not
heiid tile sound of galloping hoof", ami
Is, tli were stanletl when sonio one reined
up sudiletil), utmost In front of them, and
i rletl. hoarsely: "Hood Clod' Mat, where cm
"Ned rivnn!" ejaculated Sam, starling
to Ills feet tlaxedl).
"Ilnirj!" shrieked the gill, as the man,
pile, bareheaded, nml disheveled, tluew
himself from his drooping horse and sing
geied toward them. One side of his face
ami neck was revered with blood
The girl sprang forward nnd threw her
arms about him. "What Is It, llarr)',' What
Is If" '
"Nothing." sild the man grimly "onlv
the)'ve sent out three posses after me. uml
I'm caught. Theie's a lot of 'em lust be
hind. If I could get over the Two-Mile-"
Smn suited folic aid "Know fur b'hlnd
are tliev ?" lie asked In a queer voice.
"Illght on my heels," leplled the other
man, with the calmness ot despair lie
sat with bis heml hurled In his wife's lap.
and dfil not look up, seeming to caru not at
all what happened next.
Then Sam did something that surprised
himself "lilt lnlde, .vou two!" he s.i,f.
rouglil), and tossed his hit to liynn. Tin tl
he ran nnd haped Into the saddle Ihe other
man had Just left. Jammed his spurs into
the wen iv horse's tlnnks, mnl. with a
wave of thu hand, was ntf tow mil the hills
ami not a quarttr of a mile behind him.
when he strut k the road, were a 'half
They Wtte Just tinning Into the road
lending to the rant li when the) caught
s!,ht of him ciosslng the toad ahead,
mid, with loud tills, they raced after him
Sam knew that the hoise he i.ide i mild
not last long, but he still hml time to
think of what he hail done, and what
would b" done to him He knew what gun.
eially happmed to persons who aid. tl the
escape of men like 1 lyiin but he lellected.
grimly, that he had his icvolver on, nnd
they should never hang him, ut least.
Hut why hml he done it" He did not
feel soiry, r call) , but he could nut com
prehend Ids own nctlon.
"Ping!" They were shooting nt hlni now,
nnd the bullets were tlylng unootnfoitiibly
close If he could onl) reat h the ttnibei !
lie glanced back, uml It gave hlin a pang
to see how rapidly they wire gaining upon
Ills horse stumbled, fell, nnd threw him:
but he was b.u k in the saddle In a moment
ami urging the poor i nature on. Again he
looked back. One of his pursuers suddenly
halted his horse, dismounted, ami, with
his knee for a rest, hegnn pumping lend
after the fugitive One-two three i hots
missed him He hoped he was drawing out
.if r.imre. Th. n
"What's th' matter wl' that?" asked the
man who had dismounted, as he came up
nml Joined the n-st. It was Sam's cousin.
Will Stiles. "Through th' back, hey?"
And he tin net) the liodv over. "Slick un'
good tiavvd' It's Sam' Vm fellahs don't
s'pnse he'tl be uil.xHl In with "
"Not by a damn right1" sold one or the
others. "They's someililn' funny 'bout this
deal Sam wn'n't in it "
And up nt the Huston place, other mem.
hers of the posse had closed 111 upon Hie
house, dragged Neil I-ivnn, outlaw, fiom
the in ins of his shiieklng wife, nml, with
out any u-eltss delay, were just ill this
moment giving him the punishment he
had so long and so iluhly deserved. San
I lie I liturcs Porri el.
New York Weekly: Itnllroad ofllcl.il "I
must seiy )ou put rather n high value on
that trunk. What's in It?"
P.ussriiger "I don't know. My wife
Pl.).lVeliil "Hum1 Perhaps your estimate ts
corret t If a woman did the packing,
everything in the house Is In It.'
.vi. i. roit .v 1. 1.
After the ngo of 30. the brnln of a woman
decreases In to Ight.
A Preneh iiillwny company has ordered
clocks to be pl.utd on ttie outside of all
The proportion of salt In sen water Is
largest where the water Is deepest, but
does not Incrense Willi the depth.
.More gold watches are worn by artisans
and l.iboilng men In the Pulled Stales than
lu any two other countries In the world
There are no under bikers In Japan. When
a pet son dies his nearest relatives put htm
into a cnilln und lull) him. The mourning
dots not lu gin until after burial.
I'ggs, when they me exposed to tlio air,
lose weight every day, ami the diminution
lu their density showi the length of time
they have In en kt pl. Hence, n siale egg
tiuiits on aciount ot Its lne eased lightness.
Hy the Teeth-An observing dentist says
that long, inn row teeth dtnute vaults ;
those that nro lung nml proje. ling Indi
cate a grasping disposition; tu-iu-beiy Is
shown hi the fiossi sstnii of small, white,
separate d teeth, ami Intonslmi ) Is
vented by overlapping teeth. j
With u Itone and lb It In Vienna a ser-
v.iui girl is not permitted to climb on the
window sill to ipaii windows without a
safety bell with lope ntt.li In d to it which
Is furtcmd to tin building so that In case
shu should slip or lose her baluin e sho Is
suspended In safely and can be drawn bad;
Into the window.
Lit by the Sun A short time ngo. at
Vov.iy. SwiUt rlantl. the sun In rami- gullly
of Inc. mil iilsm. Nml a sunn) window,
on a i.ilile covered with oil. lotti. stool a
bottle lilli d with watt r The sun', tlvrcu
lays, concentrating through the battle us
tin uugli a burning -lass, set (lie In a straw
hat on the Libit . soon the u. loth was al
so alili'. but tilnl i.iiisid so mile It smoke
and smell as to arouse attciitlun, uml the
tiro wits put uut.
I'liinut He Plstlngnlsliid Aluminum
nickiUs lino bun leicnil) Inlioituced.
They are n-ally made of tin- metal In ques.
llun, nml fio-led oi othci wise urnmuiuted
lu vaiioiis shaitts veiy closely Imitating
tho oiillunry silk oi satin article. They nro
lusttucd to the coll ir button or by a band
louml the neck, and air paitluilarl) rec
ommended loi summer Wtar, since they
c-aii be eiisib cleaned whin soilnl, vvhllu
they nro not peree-piibly heavier than tot
ton, c-aiubilc or silt).
Ono Code fur All A universal cipher
code for use ill cable messugts has Just
lu en completed b expel ts at Heine, who
have labored in ail) live )c-ars on lis coin.
iillillon. Tile wuik was utithorUt-d by Hie
l'ails ci'Uli'iitioii of tiltgiaphe-is lu 1 .!.
The new code comprises SW.tiit) words dis
tinctly illncrciit trio'i null other, mid none
containing !'.... than ten letters. It Is
elate. I thut II will be adopted by nil Hiiro
piau eouutii's as soon as arrangements
me complete I tor its use. and lu u few
)eais will p.'oh ibly become thu cablo lau,
gunge of the entile world.
All 111 Pun No better instance, of good
foitunu coming through sheer luck could
be found, pel haps, than In thu experience
of a prospector In Montana, recently.
Having nothing whatever to do one after
noon, lie, out of pure fancy, as un Idle huy
would throw stones at a murk, drilled a
hole Into a projecting muss of rock and
put In u charge. Intending to blow out .1
ton or so of It. When the blast vvuu made
ho found Hint ha had broken Into a trcus
uro house. Thero was a big pocket In th
lock the sides of which sparkled xvith al
most pure gold. There was enough lu
sight to net the prospector a .handsome
Bum. and If the mine should move to be us
rich as the. surface showing ladlcfttci, be
.. - ....... W...M . .. Hf .li. -J .' -
tZ - m sv-MXTai- ; r-".!.-.
I'oiitliitit-il I rum Page IP.
we-eli from Hethany college
to r- mam until
alter in- noiiiiats
Mr II. J t'n-nln Is p.ti itng th-
With Ms lutrents In New , ork t ti
Mhtr, Annn t'nrtteher III tlsltln. lor sister,
.Mrs l', tl. llutTum, at (outs m.i, M
Mrs. J K Fleming l"ft Thin -In for
San 1-ramlsro, l'l , to visit hi r -,,i
Mr. K A Wardher. Jr., is I ome rr t-i thu
Kanseis state- university for i) u inn.
Mis K. W Kills, of l'ef-ri ictnu-, a
entt-rtalnlriR MIm (e-lolri. of I'uvt'-ir. O
Mr. and Mrs. Jamr Mannn. arc nt
home to friends at 1111 It l.u'.ili site-t.
Miss IJVtnnle Wood, who t - no ' '
Miss, Jrtrielopo l(ll, has rem i ti Mir
H P. W. Iake left for Cnrthn.- sc r.
dity eVe'iilng, where he will spoil th- b -.)
Mrs. C. r, llelrmin nntl famiv left tn
Prltlay for Sacramento, t'al., Hi li fm r-
Mrs. Pretl A. I'rlrr, of Chtsce I" ti-iL
Ing her mother, Mrs, A. (I. K.ii), of T. .le)
M'-hllle II, Hudson, Jr., Is at b ov trom
Pottetown academy. Pa., for i iirisitnni
Mlstt Lulu Seiuer 1ms return' t fr m it
thtee months' tay in St. Lo m v. itiinj
Miss Sadie llewson returtn I ji-t.rli)'
f i dui the Woman's colli K' . H .1 n u, fur
Mi's llattl Plnkston, gin at of Mrs I H.
Lee, returns l-'rlduy to her li"in. in (.iiatu
llci-mlon temple. No. St. give n bt' r.iry
entertnlninent ut Ilrookl)n Inil, last T it
cla) ev tiling. ,
Miss Km ma Kestlug leturn- ' fr rn nn
Arlsir, Mb h , jestcrdny, to sp- n.l the hub.
da,vs nt home.
.Miss Hl.inehe Carpenter, of flartndii Ia
Is visiting Mr. and Mrs. 1 H tariienter.
l.M (Irttrlson strts't.
Mr. Charles H, tlulle, of a mv i N. Y
was the must of Mr. and Mrs v II.
HriiiidttKe lust week.
Miss Jennie Malley. nf
li. V 111
visiting Mrs. A. L. Smith
an 1 .Mr
.'lo Hiociklyn avenue.
Mies Mitrv X'amrhn. of Ji lit r-
Is it home rrom the Sacied 11- ail ac ij rnji
tu sin ml Ihe holidays.
Ml-s M Alb.- Murphy, or Un irt de
piirlmeiit or Purest park timvir- t), Is at
home lor the lioltda)S.
Ml. John J. Itotbl) has gono tJ C'hl ago
to spend the hulldios witli h many,
ft lends and relatives.
.Miss N.-ll) Harris, of Kb 11 Hill. Mo., it
In the ill) ami will visit with nl.iiivcs and
friends for some lime.
Mr. ami .Mis. T II. Whk-i, .li . of St.
1. ou's. will spend t'tirlstimts wiili Mr ami
Mrs. lleoige II. Nelson.
.Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Puncher nn I laugh
ter. Miss At'ii. enter taint tl (.utsts at eiirdJ
last Wttliiesiiti) evening.
Mrs. 1. C. McNeill lift Pth'a) tttnitis
foi llratlfonl, N. V., to spi n I ti,e Christ,
mas holltl.os with her patents
Mis. Noim.tn W. Spi llinan ha- returned
from Chicago, when- hu slt.-i Mr- L, i'..
McLlroy, dlt-tl iiiuinl.iy. In einin r i
MIsh Meiceslt-s Uerluitt, win- is ailiiidlng:
the Chltslliin t olli-ge nt C'oluinbiii, Mo., Is
at l.xci lsior Springs for Un h"li l.i)
.Mrs. ii M. Hast), who has l n mm;
her biotlnr, Mi. C. S. Lee, iiHiid. i het
hoine 111 Lansing. Mti ti , l.i-t Jlni'ii)
Miss ltuby liiiKbiu has i turn, i from
Potest I'.lrk UlllvelSll), II' i, Ipll rl li)-
bur friend, .Miss Katie Wunt, .! itxi
Mr. and Mrs. fhnrlis 1. i . w , r Mill,
ile.ipolts, will mrlve in the t i I tv mil
sin ml the 1ioIIi1ii)h nt -i' l-i-i vi i snctt.
Miss Vnssie James nnd .Ml- Ah -s Leo
return from Vnssar colli g. i.xi Mitur av
for the Christmas vuc.illoii, win. li las Hi1
Mr. cjteuge II. Poote I- -ni.i-i tin bu
slsit r, .Mrs. lieorgo II. Il.ui u, I'.iv.r
Mrs. linnet l relunib on Un It c tint
)cir to Coluraifo.
Mrs C. M. 1'errcc and lib i Mi-s Ii.nsy
Lvnus, have toturned trom .--. t.- i a i al
ifurula and are at home to nun i u " Il
residence In Hyde park
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. ltenfn-w of We it
Pourleenih street, lett iliursla) tor
Hooileville, -Miss., wiieu Un) will spend
the holliln)s Willi relatives
Mrs. Addle llroaddus his t n,
an i-xtenil-d visit tu lvtiio K
liome al tile rtsljenct of In i
Churlis N. Seldllt-s, I.'i'i Last -
Mis. J. M. Junes iitutmd I.
irom llrotiktleld, at vthnli li
a guest of honor nt tin Vim i il
It) Kill there Oil De- elllbi t 1. II
Mrs. C. W. Uivtii, returm I wiih
Mrs. Ur. Koy, of Chlengo, nf!
th- Atlanta exposition, has b, i
several vvee-ks In Kansas c llv,
Ne-wcomb, of llle Samuillmi mi
other iclntivcs and frlents Th.
n turned to Chleur.o.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. C. W 1- -, ,
at a 7 o'clock iliniit r Thin- i
honor of Dr. ami Mi-s. II 1' i- i
eis were laid tor ttvt-lvt Pi
Hr mid Mrs. II. 1 Jenkins, l
13. W. ilx'e-is. Dr. Iloraee- i' h .
Clink, .Miss M)er, Miss Main.
The legulur meeting of th
Club was held at the le-d.. i
Helen I'unistoek, W3 lirlb le.i '
A vety tiiJiD.iblu c-venliiK .c -high
live. I'rUeb vveie won I i
I'm her mill Mr, Arthur Iveml i I
im eilng will be held at tin i
the Jlisses Parker, sai-l Cist N i
Misses Laurel Keno mnl Vil
li rtulned the Un Avunt Clnl M i
nt tlnlr home, 43.i Wist Thn t. '
at cards, lollowctl by the .i
frtshrue.nts, Those pitscin w,
J. H.uktr, Misses Dot Tn su
.Muy S.iiiue-r, iaiuiel Iteiio.
Nellie Travis, Klla Angt I", M.
ufslmger, Humpus. Williams,
Jlllhe-liner and Uettjer.
An enjoyable patty In In-u
telle lveoun-WliK-hell w i. i
evenlllK .11 the restilellii . '
Kcuiiu, of Tracy avenue. Pi
Inu whist and dancliiir w i
uf the t'vcniiig, riiunipi-i
puiiehes supileinHnte-l hv i
wiches wttru serv-.il eiuiiius th-e-m-itH
were: Air. mil Mrs j i
- I ng
i i t
1 I' Is
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I . t
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II l. xt
n -tt et.
I i. k e-i -
.VI e ll,
I i ui. e,
- I btvi.
Mi i I -
l l ui'
Mr. nnd Mrs. It. H. Stw irt, M
Walter H. Melville. Jutlso aid
Mrs. Thomas SCook, Mrs. i,,.
Miss Marie Stewart. .Mis I.
11. c. ticwell, Mr. U. . i
Mr Claton PeWolf, nssl-t.
Jes-n- DeW'olf and Mr. und tu
Wolf, inter tallied friends Thm
ul ilK-lr home oil Troust at-mi
lois, Itbrarv, reception hall i i
weiii biamlfiill) deioratdl . i i
served III the spiKtous '" '
bite hour. Those liivlud w.
DeWolf, of Chi ugo; Mis-..- I
Lewis Murcella. llrowne, . i.
Dillon Lilian Hi
iiult-Ker. 1'ula henUon; M- -i
X V t I,
e , I r.
i Nil I
' li 11'-
i rn r,
. I l l n
ell' II CI
I l.y t, tiud
Wofford. Otto Ilulcker. Kl nb
Ilrnikmnn. ciiirence McCutiy, i vv s cliff.
Sluau uml T. A. Wait,
Althuuiih Tuesduy night, tin ?ih. w.u
rry in-leiinnt, the Warwl. k ii .u had .v
luisi' und fashionable audlnte a atte'id
utctf at lis tnusicute, and a terj iln ri-i-ramin.-
was Klveu. Mr. Jum-s S, Woi I,
Jllss Hie Parkinson. Mi L.I n c,- n ,
Utile Miss Kate Mc-Culiom, ' Lilt ri ir
mid thu Wurwick Club rrn't ,u.ii t'U .
iMiitposed of D, W. Katun, Vi- H !'
V, J. Murray and O, A. J"h" '
partliipaiits. At the iloe c n
grMinine end at the letiU'Si " th i
i liter Ltinru "i lummltti, ti.
moiu an '1 Jo lied lu In is. i ii u e
Tin i lub s in xt eiiieiluiiii -it I a
w b ami i In -linn ' part) m x' l
iiiuhi. In then -lib loom-, vvt i a
undc i going papering and dteur tlm,
their Nuvv Vtar's iseepu-'ii.
Ml.ses Miule and M)iH, Imny gnve a
blirhtlay pail) nt their iiume, 1,1. '(raiy
ut line, Iat Mondiiv evening. Atttl nu.
rni-ious games, a short pr; gramme waa
ic-ii.lii.il. ami eirjojud ,b) , all Dainty re.
freshnie-uts went nn. The Int lb d guests
vveie: Hot. A W. and Mrs Lokendoftcr,
Messrs. and Me.iljinc-t, Juines rumk. C. A.
Mclieary, S -sturgeon. It, It, Pe irson, O,
1. Muig.ur, O. H lleauej. J, Mo.iu, J. M.
Cole. lliiiIKe " Wind Jl , Mlste-S -lllia
Howie. Anna c.ipe r Lena Citspt r. .Nc-ttto
Dulf. Hcssle Tiioinasoii, Mercedes ilioma.
sou, It ty Hall, Lmimi .linuierm-in, Uerilsi
Sims, Willlu Sims. Itose be-ttle, Sp.
rilrlii Settle, l.UIt , McCleuiy, Lulu,
NlcCleui), Minnie AVoudwuid, Dpxo
Keller. Helen lluller. hol-lil.l Klti
ler, Minnie V,,or.; Mi -.rs J O Holt,
(ic-orge Stone, 1 lank Lowell. .1 11 MtCor.
rnlik. L'rnest Koibes. Fre.l Peigasoii, Or
vllle Itublusou. Abe Smith. Hal Jucurs. Hay
llarber (who has accidentally snick hU
lather brush lu oil gent's e)i) "Awfully
sorry, vir Quite an uecilent" Oil gnt-
"Accident! csT course: that makes It all
the worse. If jou'd Intended It I'd hava
forgiven jou for making such a too4 shot."
Ho had tieen there before: Jeweler "Art
engagement rlngf Certainly! lime Is a
toco one," Custowe! ''W'hiit's tHe piicu ol
1 oorlir mn-T
cutlOD from eaJ?et)-'.
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Hail) LlKhtlie-r, Orion Bet lie. jntii -tiuson,
T. P. Ashbrook, M)ers. J. S. Ilradlr). I.
W. Mu)bury, J. Nut Kanisc-y, l- I) lioren,
V. O'Mallej, 1. I-icmkln, Churlis Truliern.
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