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THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 1010.
Love Conquers When the Power
of the Law Is Impotent.
By O. HENRY.
Copyright, 1907. by tlio McClure Com
pany. Cnlllopo Catesby wns In his liumorn
ngnln. Ennui wns upon him. This
goodly promontory, the enrth particu
larly tlint portion of It known ns
Quicksand wns to hlin no more than
n pestilent congregation of vnpors.
Overnight Calliope had hung out
signals of approaching low spirits. He
had kicked his own dog on the porch
of the Occidental hotel and refused to
apologize. He had become capricious
and fault (hiding In conversation.
While strolling about ho reached
often for twigs of mosquito nnd chow
cd the leaves fiercely. That was nl-
ways an ominous act.
At this stage Calliope generally be
gan to drink. Finally, about midnight,
hp wns seen going homeward, saluting
thoso whom ho met with exaggerated
THAT FEAIIFUL, BBASST YELL.
but Inoffensive courtesy. Not yet was
Calliope's melancholy at the danger
A quiet, amiable man was Calliope
Catesby at other times quiet to indo
lence and amiable to worthlessness.
At 9 the next morning Calliope wns
fit Inspired by his own barbarous
melodies and the contents of his Jug.
ho was ready primed to gather fresh
laurels from the dlUldent brow of
Quicksand. Encircled and crisscross
ed with cartridgo belts, abundantly
garnished with revolvers nnd copious
ly drunk, he poured forth Into Quick
sand's main street. Too chivalrous to
surprise and capture a town by silent
sortie, he pnused nt the nearest corner
and emitted his slogan that fearful,
brassy yell so reminiscent of the steam
plnno that had gained for him the
clnsslc appellation that had supersed
ed his own baptismal name. Follow
ing close upon his vociferation came
three shots from his -15 by way of lim
bering up tho guns nnd testing his aim.
Down the street went Calliope,
shooting right and left. Glass fell like
hall: dogs vamoosed: chickens flew,
squawking: feminine voices shrieked
concernedly to youngsters at large.
But some four squares farther down
lively preparations were being made
to minister to Mr. Catesby 's love for
Interchange of compliments nnd rep
artee. On tho previous night inmwr
ous messengers had hastened to ndviso
Buck Pntterson. tho city mnrshnl, of
Calliope's impending eruption. Tho
patience of that official, often strained
in extending leniency toward tho dis
turber's misdeeds, had been overtaxed.
Buck Patterson had been expecting
nnd awaiting In his little 10 by 12
frame ofllco that preliminary yell an
nouncing that Cnlllopo wns feeling
blue. When tho signal came tho city
marshal roso to his feet and buckled
on his guns. Two deputy sheriffs and
three citizen who had proved tho ed
ible qualities of flro also stood up,
ready to bundy with Calliope's leaden
"Gather that fellow in," said Buck
Tatterson, setting forth tho lines of
fho campaign. "Don't havo no talk,
but shoot ns soon ns you can get a
show. Keep behind cover nnd bring
Tho .plenetlc Cnlllopo, unconscious
of retributive plots, wns steaming
down the channel, cannonading on ei
ther side, when ho suddenly became
nwnro of breakers nhead. Tho city
marshal nnd ono of tho deputies roso
up behind some dry goods boxes half
a squnre to tho front nnd opened fire,
At the snrae tlmo tho rest of tho posse,
divided, shelled him from two sido
Tho first volley broko tho lock of ono
of Calliope's guns, cut n neat underbit
In hla right ear and exploded a car
tridge In his crosBbelt, scorching his
ribs ns it burst. Feeling braced up by
this unexpected tonic to his spiritual
depression, Calllopo executed a fortis
simo note from his upper register and
roturaed tho flro liko an echo.
And now Calliope met tho enemy's
t ictlcs In kind. Clmosltig with a rapid
D.vo the street from which tho weakest
nnd least accurate lire had come, he
Invaded It at a double quick, abandon
ing the unprotected middle of the
street. With rare cunning the oppos
ing forco In that direction, one of the
deputies nnd two of tho vnlorous vol
unteers, wnltcd, concealed by beer bnr
I rcls, until Cnlllopo had passed their
retreat and then peppered him from
tho rear. In nnothcr moment they
Were re-enforced by tho marshal nnd
his other men, nnd then Calllopo felt
that In order to successfully prolong
tho delights of tho controversy he
must find some means of reducing the
grcnt odds against him.
Not far nway was tho little railroad
station, Its building a strong box
houso 10 by 20 feet resting upon a
platform four feet abovo ground.
Windows were In ench of Its walls.
Cnlllopo mado a bold and rapid spurt
for It, tho marshal's crowd "smoking"
him ns ho ran. Ho reached the haven
In safety, tho stntlon agent lonvlng tho
building by n window.
Fntlcrson nnd his supporters halted
under protection of n pile of lumber
nnd held consultations. In tho stntlon
wns an untcrrlflcd desperado who was
an excellent shot nnd carried an
abundance of ammunition. For thirty
yards on each sido of tho besieged
wns n stretch of bnro open ground.
Standing near was a hand truck
nscd In the manipulation of small
freight. It stood by a shed full of
Packed wool, n consignment from one
of tho sheep ranches. On this truck
tho mnrshnl and his men plied three
heavy sacks of wool. Stooping low,
Buck Pntterson started for Calliope's
fort, slowly pushing this loaded truck
boforo him for protection. Tho posse,
scattering broadly, stood ready to nip
the besieged In enso ho should show
himself In nn effort to repel tho Jug
gernaut of Justice that was creeping
upon him. Only onco did Calliope
make demonstration, lio flred from a
window, and some tufts of wool spurt
ed from tho marshal's trustworthy bul
wark. Tho marshal was too deeply en
grossed In steering his protected bat
tleship to be nwnro of tho approach of
the morning train until ho was within
a few feet of tho platform. The train
wns coming up on tho other sido of It.
It stopped only ono minuto nt Quick
sand. Whnt an opportunity It would
offer to Calliope! Ho had only to step
out the other door, mount tho train
Abandoning his breastworks, Buck,
with his gun ready, dashed up the
steps and Into the room, driving open
the closed door with ono heave of his
weighty Bhoulder. Tho members of
the posse heard one shot flred inside,
and then there wns silence.
At length tho wounded man opened
his eyes. After a blank spneo he
again could see and hear and feel and
think. Turning his eyes about, he
found himself lying on a wooden
bench. A tail man with a perplexed
countenance, wearing a big badge
with "City Marshal" engraved upon It,
stood over him. A Ilttlo old woman
In black, with a wrinkled fnce and
sparkling black eyes, was holding a
wet handkerchief against one of his
temples. He was trying to get these
facts fixed In his mind and connected
with past events when tho old woman
began to talk.
"There now, great, big, strong man!
That bullet never tetched you Jest
skeeted along tho side of your head
nud sort of paralyzed you for a spell.
I've heerd of sech things nforo. Con
cussion Is whnt they names it. Abel
Wadkins used to kill squirrels that
way barkln 'em, Abe called it. You
Jest been barked, sir, nnd you'll be
all right In n little bit. Feel lots bet
ter nlready, don't you? You Just lay
still nwhllo longer and let me bntho
your head. You don't know me, I
reckon, and 'taln't surprlsin' thnt you
shouldn't. I come In on that train
from Alabama to seo my son. Big son,
ain't he? Lands, you wouldn't hardly
think he'd ever beeu a baby, would
you? This is my son, sir."
Half turning, tho old woman looked
up at the standing man, her worn face
lighting with a proud and wonderful
smile. She reached out ono veined
and calloused hand and took one of
her son's. Then, smiling cheerily down
nt the prostrato man, she continued to
dip the hnndkcrchlef In tho waiting
room tin wash basin nnd gently apply
it to his templo.
"I ain't seen my son before," she
continued, "in eight years. Ono of my
nephews, Elkanah Price, he's a con
ductor on one of them railroads, and
ho got mo n pass to come out hero. I
can stay a wholo week on it, and then
it'll take mo bnck agMn. Jest think,
now, thnt Ilttlo boy of mine has got to
bo a offlcer a city marshal of a wholo
town! That's somethln' liko a con
stable, ain't it? I never knowed ho
was a officer, no didn't say nothin'
fcbout it in bis letters. I reckon ho
thought his old mother 'd bo skeored
about tho dnnger ho was In. But,
laws, I never was much of n hand to
git skeered. 'Taln't no uso. I heard
them guns n-shootln whllo I was git
tin' off them enrs, nnd I seo smoko
n-comln out of the depot, but I Jest
walked right along. Then I seo son's
face looklu' out through tho window.
I knowed him nt oncet. IIo met mo nt
tho door and squeezed mo most to
death. And there you wns, sir, a-lyln'
there Jest liko you was dead, nnd I
lowed we'd see what might bo dono
to help sot you up."
"I think I'll sit up now," said tho
concussion patient. "I'm feelln' pret
ty fair by this time."
ne sat, somowhat weakly yet, lean
ing against tho wall. Ho was a rug
ged man, big boned nnd straight, nis
eyes, steady nnd keen, seemed to lin
ger upon tho fnco of the man standing
so still abovo htm. His look wandered
fteti from tho face he studied to the
Ami'shul's budge upon the other's
"Yim. yes; you'll bo nil right," silrt
the old womnn. patting his nrm, 'if
you don't net to cuttlu' up ng'In nnd
hnvln' folks shoi tln' at you. sm t l1
me nbout you. sir. while you wns ;a.v
In' senseless on the lloor. Don't you
tnko It ns meddlesome tvr nn old wo
man with n son ns big ns you to t;.
nbout It. And you mustn't hold n i
prurigo ng'ln my son for hnvln' t i
shoot at you. A offlcer has got to take
up for tho law It's his duty and them
that acts bud and lives wrong has to
suffer. Don't blame my son any. sir.
'Taln't his fault. He's always been n
good boygood when he wns growln
up and kind nnd 'bedlcnt nnd well be
haved. Won't you lot me ndvlse you.
sir, not to do so no more? Bo n good
man nnd leave liquor alono and live
pcacenbly nnd godly."
The black mlttened hnnd of tho old
pleader gently touched tho breast of
the mnn she addressed. Very earnest
nnd cnndld her old, worn fnco looked.
In her rusty black dress nnd nntlipie
bonnet she sat, nenr tho close of a
long life, and epitomized the experi
ence of tho world. Still tho man to
whom sho spoke gazed abovo her head,
contemplating tho silent son of tho old
"What does the mnrshnl say?" ho
RSked. "Does ho believe tho ndvlce U
good? Suppose tho mnrshnl speaks up
and says If the talk's all right?"
The tall man moved uneasily. IIo
Angered tho badge on his breast for a
moment, and then ho put nn arm
around the old woman and drew her
close to him.
"I says this," he said, looking squnrp
ly into the eyes of tho other mnn. "that
if I -was In your place I'd follow It. If
I was a drunken, desp'rate character,
without shame or hope, I'd follow it.
If I was in your place nnd you was
In mine I'd sny: 'Mnrshnl, I'm wlllln'
to swenr If youH give mo tho chanco
I'll quit the racket. Ill drop the tan
glefoot nnd the gun piny and won't
play hoss no more. I'll bo a good
citizen and go to work and quit my
foolishness. So help me God!' That's
what I'd say to you If you was mar
shal and I was In your place."
"near my son talkln'," said tho old
woman softly. "Hear him, sir. You
promise to be good and ho won't do
you no hnrm. Forty-one year ngo his
heart first beat ag'ln mine, and It's
beat true ever since."
The other mnn roso to his feet, trying
his limbs and stretching his muscles.
"Then," said he, "If you was In my
place and said that and I was mar
shal I'd say, 'Go free and do your best
to keep your promise.' "
"Lawsy," exclaimed tho old woman
in a sudden flutter, "ef I didn't clear
forget that trunk of mine! I see n
man settln' it on the platform Jest as
I seen son's face in the window, nnd
It went plum out of my head. There's
eight Jars of homemade quince Jam
in that trunk that I made myself. I
wouldn't have nothin' happen to theni
Jars for a red apple."
Away to tho door sho trotted, spry
and nnxlous, nnd then Calllopo Catesby
spoke out to Buck Patterson:
"I Just couldn't help It, Buck. I seen
her through tho window n-comln' In.
Sho never had heard a word 'bout my
tough ways. I didn't have the nerve to
let her know I was a worthless cuss
beln hunted down by the community.
There you wns lyln' where my shot
laid you, liko you was dead. Tho Idea
struck me sudden, nnd I Just tool; your
badge off and fastened It on to myself,
and I fastened my reputntlon on to you.
"THIS IS MY BON, Bill."
I told her I was tho marshal aud you
was a holy terror. You can tako your
badge back now, Buck.'1
With shaking Angers Calliope began
to unfasten tho disk of metal from his
"Easy there!" said Buck Patterson.
"You keep that badgo right where it
Is, Calllopo Catesby. Don't you dnre
to tako It off till tho day your mother
leaves this town. You'll bo city mnr
shnl of Quicksand ns long as sho's
hero to know it. Aftor I stir nround
town a bit nud put 'em on I'll gunran
too that nobody won't give tho thing
nwny to her. And, Bay, you leather
headed, rip roarln. low down son of a
locoed cyclone, you follow that advico
sho glvo mo: I'm goln' to tako somo of
It myself too."
"Buck," said Calllopo feelingly, "ef
I don't I hopo I may"
"Shut upf said Buck. "Shes a-com-In'
3 LIVE S
COLLARS CAUSE OF SORENESS.
8houlder Lameness In Horses Caused
by lll-Flttlng Contrivance.
It Is a known fact by thoso who
havo mado tho study of tho anatomy
of the horso n spcclnl study, that a
largo per cent of tho shoulder lame
ness thnt homes nro afflicted with is
duo to tho uso of collars that do not
bring tho benrlng on tho shoulder
whoro It should bo, wrltos C. D.
Smoad, n votorlnnry. And tho result
Is, undue strain Is brought to bear
upon tho ligaments. (Bee No. 4 In il
lustration) which support tho top of
tho 'scapula (shoulder bladoa), and,
sooner or later, in caso tho horso is
mado to do steady work, these liga
ments bocomo go affected as to make
Horm and HI Cellar.
the horse stiff in hla m or amenta, and.
ho becomes what some unskilled
horsemen call chest-foundered, or laa
a high sweeny, tho whole shoulder
growing flat at the top ol the shoul
der blades. It la an old saying,
"stiff as a plow horse in the morning."
But tho question Is, why should a
horea be stiff in the morning after do
ing a day's plowing T The answer Is
easy. The old English collar (I caro
not whether If a made of leather, can
vas or steel) cant be made to bring
tho pressure wholly on the muscles
that He between tho point of tho
Bhoulder and the projection on the
shoulder blade. (See Noa. 1, 2 and
3 in illustration); and that Is the
only point where pressure of the col
lar can be made without inflicting
pain and injury. This space Is on
horses as a rule only about eight
Inches; thus It has boon, all the years
that horses havo been used In har
ness, wo hare been Inflicting pain to
our friend (tho horse).
One Way to Cure a Kicker.
Hero Is a simple way of curing a
kicking horse. It was c-Jy an old
sack filled with hay and suspended by
a rope from the celling so at tho
Back hung Just at the heels of a
vicious horse as ho stood In the stall.
Wnen the sack was first placed In
position the kicker lot 2y both feet
at It as soon as it touched hlc, but
after ten minutes of that kind of work
he camo to tho conclusion that the
sack would return as often as ho
struck it and he finally gave up try
ing to "knock it out" This same
horso can now bo hitched to any ve
hicle and ho will not kick at anything
happens to striko his heels.
What Cows Are Doing.
Uso tho Babcock test and know
Just what your cows are doing, turn
off the poor cows and fill their placos
with good onos. Every dairyman
should know whether ho is keeping
unprofitable cows or not. Tho quick
ost, cheapest and best way to deter
mine tho valuo of cows Is by tho Bab
cock method. It will not lie or cheat,
but will tell the truth overy tlmo. It
froquently shows tho dairyman how
little ho knows about cow Individual
ity. It has opened tho eyes of many
a man and Btartod him on tho road to
Sheep should bo graded according
to slzo, putting the prlmo ones in a
lot to bo fed by themselves; and if you
determined to keep tho poor ones, put
thorn in a different lot and do tho boat
you can with thorn. Bettor soil them,
If your owes drop their lambs and
are In noed of attention which their1
mothor cannot give thorn, dilute ol
cow's milk with about ono-thlrd wan
Care of Animals.
Much is sold about tho health of
hogs, cows and other domestlo ani
mals, and there Is Eome ground for
tho agitation. All will admit that out
domestic animals are not as robust
and free from disease as thoy should!
be, yet wo bellovo that conditions aro
such that our animals might bo as
hoalthy as thoy over were In the his
tory of fanning.
Rye Meal for Dairy Cows.
The Pennsylvania experiment sta
tion has discovered that ryo Uioal as
a part of a properly balanced ration
for dairy cows Is as efficient in milk
and butter production as an equal
weight of cornmcal.
In soiling breeding stock, male orj
female, never lot big pricos tompt you
to lot tho top-notchers go. If you do
you will In tlmo not bo able to pro
duce anything but socond-rate animals.
When there's novor a lly to ba swatted
And tho gkeeter tins trlllod hla last trill,
When old fashioned Ihlngn aro now
Till there's never n notion that's 111,
When thcro's nary n loud voiced dissenter
To etlr tho political game,
When tho papers report no storm center,
Now, honest, won't living seem tamo?
When no one objects to food prices
When butcher nnd grocer nro fnlr
When tho landlord extmusts nil dovlecs
For nxlng now kinks In your Inlr.
When wo seo tho millennium dawning
And tho fntf end ot hardship nnd crime.
Now, rcnlly tho thought sets us yawn
ing How tho deuco shnll wo put In our tlmo?
"Don't you know that the hnlrs on
your head nro nu inhered?"
"I s'pose they nro."
"Don't you know thnt the number
of your years nre entered In that great
"Yen but these hero ottcrmoblles Is
all numbered an' registered too. What's
the use? Them Aggers Is always cov
ered up with grease an' mud so that
the' recordln' nngel couldn't rend cm."
Cleveland Leader. '
TK Prosont Style.
Mary hud a Ilttlo skirt
Tied tightly In a bow,
And everywhere that Mary went
Bho simply couldn't go.
Tou se. It wns impossible
For Mame to skip with enso
With that band about her dress
Between her feet and knees.
"Where there's a will thoro is a way,'
Tou fellows ought to know.
May raised her skirt a bit, and then
Tou ought to seo her got
Hot Yt Qualified.
Mrs. Itivera (with delicate sarcasm)
You say the kitchen chimney needs re
pairing and that a man, will come and
attend to It this afternoon. Why don't
you repair It yourself? You're a ma
son, aren't yon?
Hirers (equal to the emergency) I'm
not a master mason, Lena. I don't
take the third degree until the first
Tuesday evening ufter the full moon.
"Whnt ar the sad cows mooing, mamma.
Mooing the whole day long?"
"The coo ef the cows (comma) darling
Is the wall ot an ancient wrong.
Each bovine pet
Is a suffragette
With a full henrt orerbrlmmln'.
Lons years In vatn
They've voiced their pain.
They're mooing 'Votes for women!" "
Willing to Compromise.
"Willie, if you will promlso not to
eat another pleco of candy for a month
I'll glvo you u dollar."
"I'll tell you what I'll do, pa. I'll
compromise with you."
"You will compromlso with mo?
What do you mean?"
"Give me B0 cents nnd I'll only eat
half ns much as I'vo been eatln'."
Tho Hind You Havo Always Bought, and -which has been
In uso for over 30 years, has borno tho signature of
and has been mado under his pcr
sonal supervision sinco its infancy.
ytss, '&CCUIZ Allow no ono to deccivo you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and" Just-as-good "aro but;
Experiments that trillo with and endanger tho health of
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTOR I A
Castorla is a harmless substltuto for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotia
mibstanco. Its ago is its guarantee It destroys Worms
and allays Foverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and "Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
nnd Flatulency. It assimilates tlio Food, regulates tho
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
Tho Children's Panacea Tlio Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
TM OIIOR COMPANY, TT HUHIItV tTKICT. NIW OM CIT.
RAILWAY POLICE DOGS.
How They Aro Trained to Guard the
As an additional protection to tho
Hull docks a scheme has Just been
formulated by which tho police con
stables of tho North Eastern Railway
on night duty will bo assisted by dogs.
It Is tho Alrcdalo breed that is em
ployed and tho experiment has been
attended with po much success that
largo kennels have been provided nnd
it Is now proposed to augment tho
number of nnlmnls. Tramps scarcely
ever sleep out on the docks now, but
hold the dog9 In deadly terror.
Each dog undergoes a most elabor
ate training which centres wholly
around ono Idea, that every person
dressed In other than police uniform
Is an enemy. This Is an lmporant
point and no person dressed In plain
clothes Is allowed to touch or pet tho
The policemen who tend them must
only enter Mio kennels In uniform.
The dogs are taught to obey a police
man's whlstlo which they soon learn,
for the Alrednlo terrier Is obedient
Each animal undergoes strict and
rigid training and so far the dog3
havo rendered most valuable service.
How Lightning Kills.
The cause of death by lightn it.!'
the sudden absorption of tho e'.e- .rc
current. When a thundercloud wl
is highly charged with positive elec
tricity hangs over a certain place, the
earth beneath It becomes abnormally
charged with the negative electrio
current, and a man, animal or other
object standing or lying directly be
neath, also partakes of tho last men
tioned influence. If, whllo the man,
animal or other object Is In this con
dition, a discharge takes place from
the cloud abovo the restoration of
the equilibrium will be sudden and
violent, or, In language that we can all
understand, tho negatlvo current from
the earth will rush up to Join tho posi
tive cloud current, and In passing
through the object which separates
tho two currents, If It be an animate
thing, will do so with such forco as to
almost Invariably produce instant
According to the above wU'c".
seems a tenable hypothesis, tos") tha
least, a person is really "stri-'t" by
the ground curront and not by the
forked fury from above at all.
A Cup of Coffee.
It seems that tho coffee treo origin
ally camo from Mocha, In Arabia, from
which point it was taken to Holland
about 1616, and from there carried to
tho West Indies In 1726. It was culti
vated In Surinam by tho Dutch in 1718.
From Arabia, Its native home. It pass
ed Into Egypt and Syria about 1450,
and thence to Constantinople, where)
the first "coffeo houses" appeared. It
was taken to France about 1660 and
to England some twenty years earlier.
The first In the city of London waa
opened by a Greek two years later.
KRAFT & CONGER