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SOUTHERN . STAN D ARD McMli N VILLE, TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1891.
Tlia Cry in The D&k.
Detroit Free Tress.
Notnn Indian had been seen all
the afternoon no signs had been
The ride had led over ground so
sterile that even snge-brush could
not grow there across dry ravines
over outcrop of flinty rock from
one ridge to another, until at last we
came to the Loup River and went
into camp in a scattered grove. No
sign of an Indian there. As the set
ting sun flooded the earth with its
golden light wo could see for miles
and miles in. every direction. No
sign of danger.
. Night comes down, as softly a3 a
child closes its eyes in sleep anc' the
light breeze from the north, brings a
film of white cloud to hide a portion
of the stars. A sentinel is posted on
the bank of the stream, a second on
the cast, a third on the west. It
seems almost absurd to take these
precautions. The crickets sing un
der the stones, field-mice, run about
in the grass, the waters of the Loup
sing a peaceful song as they flow past
No Indians no signs. It is such
. calm, quiet nightd as this which have
lulled the tired emigrant to his last
sleep on earth. Seeing no Indians,
he has urged that none were jurking
and watching. We who have fought
the red man from .Fort .Kearney to
the source of the Powder River know
him better J The very absence of his
footprints is a menace. The quiet
ncssofthe night is a warning to be
At ten o'clock everybody but the
sentinels is fast asleep. Some of the
horses ire lying at full length, so
buried in dumber that their heavy
breathing can be heard for yards
away. At eleven o'clock all is quiet.
Kven the crickets have almost given
o'er their noise. -Fleecy clouds now
cover the whole heavens, making the
night no darker, but more uncertain.
As the eye looks off over the level
plain the shadows take on a different
shape and have more life.
Midnight! The three sentinels
softly enter camp, Lend over the
sleepers, and five minutes later the
guard has been changed. .Those who
slept are now as watchful as foxes;
those who watched are in the land of
Half-past twelve o'clock ! No
sound now but the purling waters,
and their monotony would close the
eyes of a sentinel who listened long.
One o'clock ! Now there is the
quietness of a graveyard. Men and
horses seem to be dead . The pen t i
nel to the east gives a sudden start,
lie would deny it on his oath, but
for an instant he slept. He shakes
himself and looks over the camp.
All is peace, but he has received a
shock which makes his heart beat
faster. His stand is at the foot of a
Cottonwood. He sinks down on his
knees and peers out from either side
of the trunk. Nothing in sight
nothing but the dark shadows cast
by the clouds.
"Chirp! Chirp! Chirp!"
A cricket begins his song again
after a long silence. It seems loud
enough to awake every sleeper, but
it is not. It is very low and quiet.
It reaches the ear of only one senti
nel. "Watch! Watch! Watch!"
His heart leaps to his mouth. The
words come to him as plain as if
spoken by some human being.
Watch what? Watch where? Watch
for whom ?
"Watch! Watch! Watch!"
The sentinel's eyes fell upon a dark
spot upon the ground a hundred feet
away. It is the shadow of a cloud.
The danger spot in the centre is a
rock lifting its head out of the earth.
He noticed it before the darkness
came. lie can-8e nothing moving
there is no danger.
"Look! Look! Look!"
I lis heart jumps again and his eyes
go back to the dark spot. They
cling there for two or. three minutes,
during which time the cricket is ab
solutely silent. Did something move?
Is the black' spot nearer than it
"Creeping ! Creeping ! Creej
So shouts the cricket, and now the
sentinel is sure that the dark spot has
advanced. Of course it has ! It has
also changed the line of its advance
With bated breath he waits am
watches. The man who disturbs
jmio without good cause will be
tainted with cowardice. Ah! it
d"cs move ! The Mavk spot is not
i.ow over lifty foot away.
"Shoot! Shoot! Shoot!"
The sentinel softly pulls hick the
iinnicr of his lseavv carbine, ranis
tiie weapon quietly to liis shoulder, '
i . 1 l.:e load iipoit is folio wi d by ai
cry-so long drawn, so wild and weird
and full of death that no one forgets
it for a month. There is wild con
fusion in a moment, and then every
body is ready.
What is it?
Three or four men advance to the
dark spot, to find the body of an In
dian stretched at full length on the
earth, shot through the breast.
Eighty rods away are half a hundred
fierce warriors, waiting in the dark
ness for the spy to return and report.
At the sound of his death-cry they
mount their ponies and ride away.-
Fred Douglass mourns that ho can not
celebrate his birthday. Ho does not
know when he was born.
Senator Hearst's widow was a school
teacher in Steel ville, Mo., where she was
married, and her husband was then a
Mrs. Mary Brayton Young, who has
just died, was the heaviest mill owner in '
Fall Kiver, and possessed an estate valued
Rev. Dr. Talmage's mouth is not half
no large as the pictures make it. He is
by no means a homely man, as homely
men go in these days.
Sir Edwin Arnold is an absentminded
man and is somewhat negligent in his
attire. He has a mild eye, a calm face,
and a general air of indifference.
Tho Baroness Burdett-Coutts has left
England for a ramble through Italy,
tier health is very precarious and the ef
fects of her recent accident are telling
severely upon her.
Webb C. Hayes, son of R. B. Hayes, of
Fremont, Ohio, lives in Cleveland, whtro
he u; rated as a business man of great
capacity and integrity. The young man
lab s little interest in olitics.
Miss Sophia Gregoria Hayden, the win
ner of the $1,000 prize for the best design
'"or a woman's building for the World's
Fair, is a resident of Jamaica riain, an
nitlying diHtnet of Boston. Sho looks
very much like Mrs. Cleveland.
Captain Johann Orth, tho missing
Austrian archduke, was signaled on tho
Pacific Ocean some weeks 'ago, accord
ing to a statement in a French paper
published in Yokohama, but the story is
not received with credence in Vienna.
The Rev. Joseph Cook is strongly
apposed to Sunday papers. And yet if
die Boston Sunday papers hadn't made
a clerical white elephant of Joseph there
wouldn't have been enough of him to be
a drawing card for a $10 a month con
venticle. Adelaide Ris'tori, tko great actress of a
fnmiir rmnorntinn la nonror tVinn fill
years of age, but, says a Roman corre
spondent, is still a beautiful woman,
with voice 8trong and clear, her fine
figure straight and graceful, and her face
neither wrinkled nor yellow.
When graduation day came for Cadet
Joseph E. Johnston at West Point bis
oat was so shabby that he found it nec
essary to boiTow a better one from Cadet
Wilson. It is worthy of mention that
'jeneral Johnston forgot neither the bor-
owingof the coat nor the cadet of whom
he borrowed it.
Captain W. W. Teabody, who has been
appointed one of the World's Fair Com
missioners to take charge of the Ohio ex-
nibit, is the right man for the place. He
Knows exposition business as he knows
he business of railroading, and his fa
miliarity with that reaches from the
surveyor's chain to the private drawers
in the president s de6k.
General O. O. Howard, who com
manded the right wing of the army that
marched through Georgia to the sea,
ays that Sherman s promotions in the
army to western commands were won
against the prejudices of those above
him, especially of the Secretary of War,
vho considered him erratic, his opinions
fwollen, his estimates excessive when he
called for 60,000 men and then 200,000
u:re to finish the war in the west.
Let your zeal begin with yourself, then
you may with justice extend it to your
neKchbor. -Thomas a Kempis.
IN THE ELECTRICAL WQRLD.
A Freneh electrician has constructed
a Wimshurst machine, having 13 glass
iliscB, each 2Q4 inches in diameter. Tho
machine will give a spark 10 inches
The selectmen of Whitman, Mass.,
have granted a franchise to a company
for a right to construct an electric road
from the Ahingdon line to Auburnvillo
The latest novelty in the way of in
vention is an electric mouse trap in
which the rodent acts as his own exe
cutioner calmly closing the circuit, but
then rather suddenly doubling himself
up into an "electrocuted" heap of inan
An electric cane has been invented
which will be found very useful by people
who are obliged to be out late at night
in the dangerous districts of cities. By
merely touching an assailant it will be-
possible to give him a shock which will
be of grea t value as a measure of self-
They are now making 100-horse-pow-
er gus engines to be used for the produc
tion of electric lights, and gas compan
ies in various sections of the country
who aim to do electric as well as gas
lighting are adopting these machines
for the purpose. Jt is claimed that with
these machines the coal consumption
will be brought down to 1 pounds per
horse-power per hour.
Mr. riante's new process of engrav
ing on glass and crystal by electricity
is found capable of producing results of
marvelous delicacy, The plate to be
engraved is covered with a concentrated
solution of nitrate of potash and put in
connection with one of the poles of the
battery, the design being traced out
with a fine platinum point connected
to the other pole English Mechanic.
-An .estimate has been made which
is of the greatest interest to the mining
industry. It specifies the relative cost
for mine lighting on a colliery raising
1,000 tons a day. of electricity, gasl and
oil. Under "original outlay" electricity
is entered as 81,000. gas main pipes
and fittings as $7.0, and oil as S-100.
Under '-working eut, including repairs
and depreciation, per annum." elec
tricity is estimated at ftlOO, gas at $7l5.",
and oil at $700. These figures ure sug
gestive as well as instructive.
Attempts are now being made to
perfect a system of preventing inciusta-
tion in boilers ly means of electrical
iction. Fairly good results are said to
have been secured by the use of a small
alternating-current dynamo having ono
plate connected to the shell of the boil
er and the other to plates suspended in
the water. The theory involved is that
the passage of the current deposits al
ternately hydrogen and oxygen on tho
submersed surfaces, and the union of
these two gases form a film of chemical
lv pure water, which protects the
-The smallest town in the United
States which has an electric street rail
way in operation is Southington, Ct.,
with a population of .1,400. Two cars
are in sen-ice over two miles of track,
and the average daily receipts are $'.
per car. The power for the operation
of this roau is furnished by tlic local
lighting company, and costs 51.25 per
car p?-r day. The largest electric rail
way is at Boston, Mass. This entire
system compromises :.'S t miles of track,
sixty of which are electrically equipped,
and there are 812 motor cars in opera
tion. During the month of August they
had 300 motor cars in sen-ice, making a
total mileage of 3S4.700.000.
It seems not unlikely that electric
ity will be applied to smelting furnaces
in the near future. An electrical fur
nace has been patented in England
which is said to have given excellent re
sults in the series of tests to which it
has been subjected. The electrodes arc
blocks of a carbon secured in metal
cases and placed opposite to each other
in the walls of the furnace, lhe metal
cases containing the carbons are kept
cool by circulating water around them,
and the carbons themselves are capable
of automatic adjustment to compensate
for wear. Provision is made in the fur
nace for the escape of gas and for tho
introduction of the charge, and the elec
tromotive force, of the current can be
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