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VOL. IX, LAKE PROVIDENCE, EAST CARROLL PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 897 .
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AT DAWN. "I ti
When morning breaks -exoti
What ship shall rise from out the bound
less sea don'ti
To bid me greeting with the break ofdon't I
day, Henry
Then float into the blue forever free Henr
Or linger with the changing tides for Y ?"
aye?
What myths my mind in happy fancy makes' Cdoli
When morning broakal dolier
seen
When morning breaks! fore."
AhL then-what foundling hopes shall "W
come to me Apps,
To seek fulfillment ore the close of day? "wot'
What songster sweet shall rise from out wear?
the lea
And pause to let me list his roundelay younn
The while his sleeping mote he gently wakes musts
As morning breaks? I'vew
waltz,
When morning breaks! that i
Thy heart 1 pray from dulling care'll be diverl
free, Do y
While mino-ab! had I only mine own do so
way ",
You'd ever dwell beside the wave with me "A
And see the ships and hear the rounde- tain]
lay. know
Alas! such visions happy fancy makes ment
When morning breaks. glar.
-J. Harvey Lawrence. "F
He w
A SINGULAR GUEST. way
pro;
R. HENRY APPS, "A
of Hoxton, com- her f
/ pleted the fixing acro
of the wires on East
the lawn of Has- "'
leigh Court. He Sh
looked up at the "C
dim light in the frien
dressing room, way.
t and chuckled from
I softly as he bent any
' 1 the last yard of "P
wire. App
"A trip in "3
, ' time," said Mr. bit,
Apps, "sives nine." doli
He threw the rope ladder gently in "Cai
the air, apd at the first effort it caught nigh
the projecting nail. 1
" 'Once on board the lugger,'quoted suap
Mr. Apps, facetiously, as he mounted
the rope ladder, "'and the girl is "
mine.'" on
He opened the window very gently don'
and soon stood inside the dressing "
room. Near the table in the corner pose
of the room was an iron safe. tion
"Well, I'm jiggered l" exclaimed and
Mr. Apps. lie loosened the flaps of hur
his fur cap and mopped his brow with "
the back of his hand. "Well, I'm jig- App
gered I If they 'aven't been and left the
the key in for me. I might have sived
myself a lot of trouble if I'd a Stae
knowed." odli
Mr. Apps swung open the heavy woe
door of the safe and listened to the to r
music iodownstairs. Young Lady Staple- L
hurst was giving (as Mr. Appe very this
well knew) a dance, a fancy dress spo
dance, on her return from the Conti
nent, after her term of widowhood. Cal
"I'll jest see, first of all," he said, dol
"that the coast is abslootly clear, and
then-then for a bagful."I
Mr. Henry Apps stepped out into litt
the broad passage. He slouched,with Go
his jemmy sticking out of his capa- ab]
oious side pocket, a few steps toward alh
the stairs. Suddenly a girlish figure He
turned the corner. the
"Bless my art I" cried Mr. Apps.
"Why how do you do?" said the sai
young lady, stepping forward. She m.
gave a soft laugh that was very pleas- in]
ant. "Ihis is really delightful. Do
you know, I recognized you at once, VI
in spite of the costume."
She held the hand of Mr. Apps for a wl
moment, causing that gentleman to ro
gasp for breath, and called one of the
maids. w
"Just bring me a pencil and a card," re
she said. "I must arrange for a car- Hi
ridge to take Captain Norman back to
his hotel in the morning. I wasn't hr
sure that he would come." h
"I can walk," remarked Mr. Apps, at
with restored self possession. ta
"I won't hear of it. When sahall we "
say, nawt" c
"ay in an hour's time," said Mr.
Apps. "I can go upstairs again alone, w
ehange my togs, and do all I want to."
"And can't you stay longer?" .
She gave the oard to the maid, and
ordered it to be despatched at onee.
"I've got a busy night before me,
arged Mr. Apps exuosingly. He |
thought of his dog waiting on the
lawn, and feared it might give an in
opportune bark. Besides, the safe t
was still open and the diamonds were
waiting for ham. He hadnoticed with
satisfaetion Lady BStaplehurit was
wearing none.
"You were always an active man,
Captain."
"Always a-doing something," agreed
Mr. App. "If it isn't one thing it's I
another." He shook his head refleo
tively. "Iof'en wonder I don't write i
a book about it all."
"I don't believe you will know any
body here, Captaein Norman," she said,
as they walked downstaire, "but I
couldn't help sending you a card, see
ing how friendly we were on the
Peshawar. Do you remember those
evenings on deek in the Bed Seat"
She was really a very fine yonng
woman, and in her costume she looked
extremely well.
"Do 1 not?" said Mr. Apps, with
muceh t:fervor. "Shall I ever forget
"And then the journey from Brin
disi, you know; and that funnylittle
Germa-you remember him "
"He was a knock out, that ma
S"LAnd the girwbo pleyd the bajo,
"It was greet," s*eed Mr. App
The tlarg bltlream was frya ll. A
"I thought I had left the key in the Lady
-excuse me." The young hostess doorwsa
took her card from the Gondolier. "1 went th
am engaged to Captain Norman. You saw a n
don't know him? Allow me." police
"Please to meet you," said Mr. man is
Henry Apps. "'Ow'sthe world using thinkiu
you ?" abstrac
"That's an original costume of yours, their w
Captain Norman," remarked the Gon- until tI
dolier. "I don't know that I've ever on the
seen anything so daringly ever be- "WI
fore." man.
"Well, wot of it?" demanded Mr. "Yn
Apps, with sudden aggressiveness- tented
"wot'. the odds to you wot I like to Walke
wear? You needn't think you're-" see his
"Captain Norman," interposed the "Al
young hostess laughingly, "you man li
mustn't overdo the part. Look here. fully,
I've put your name down for this way.
waltz, but if yon like we'll sit it out- you bi
that is, if you promise to keep up that Muc
diverting East End talk. I like it. the d
Do you think you can manage to agrees
1 do so?" a perf
"Ra-ther I" said Mr. Apps. "1t
"And it is a capital make up, Cap- dolier
tain Norman," she went on. "Do yon hurst,
know that at first, just for one mo- rather
ment, I thought you were a real bur- tire."
glar."
"Fancy that, now I" said Mr. Apps. tremt
He was relieved at seeing an obvious real b
way out of his difficulty. "There's "A
nothing like doing the thing in a "Y1
proger, striteforward w'y." don't
, "And," said Lady Staplehurst, with me do
- her fan on his arm, as they walked low."
g across the room, "you have got the
East End accent capitally."
ý- " 'Taint so dusty, is it?" So
She beckoned to the Gondolier. roads
Le "Captain Norman and I are great horse
* friends," she said, in an explanatory ers ti
i, way. "He has notsbeen long home sider,
d from abroad, and he knows scarcely point
it any one." the q
)f "Not a blessed soul," echoed Mr. hors
Apps. with
n "You must let me show you round a subst
r. bit, Captain Norman, said the Gon- man
dolier, with determined geniality. to us
in "Can you come round to my club one Fa
ht night this week?" of h
"Whaffor?" demanded Mr. Apps oono
ed suspiciously. raise
ad "Why, to dine! Say Thursday." man
is " 'Eavens knows where I shall be be I
on Thursday," said Mr. Apps. "I who
ly don't.",
ag "You must consider me at your die- They
or posal if you require any introduc- only
tions. ,I know a good lot of people, ing
ed and any friend of Lady Staple- road
of hurst's-" male
nth "Oh, come off the roof," said Mr. able
ig- Apps, with much discontent, "wot's stoe
aft the use of torking?" and
ed "Isn't it capital?" asked Lady have
a Staplehurst of the Gondolier, delight- bree
edly. "How much more interesting it yeau
y would be if every one would only talk men
ie to me in their character." goo
ale- Lady Saplehurst rose with some- of t
ry thing of hurry in her manner and who
ess spoke to Henry VIII. the
iti- "What regiment do you belong to, byu
Captain Norman?" asked the Gon- obt
id, dolier.
ud "Find out," said Mr. Apps. nev
"Am I too curious? I know very mel
nto little of the army, I'm afraid." The hea
ith Gondolier was resolved to be agree- tea:
pa- able to Lady Staplehurst's frieni. "I mo:
ard always dodge the army nights in the I
ure House. I suppose you know several of pol
the Service members?" "c1
"I know as many as I want to know," the
the said Mr. Apps evasively. "A man in jin
Bhe my position of life 'as to be a bit care- the
eas- fl who he mixes up with." sus
Do The hostess returned from Henry a
Sce, VIII. ca
"I can make nothing of this man," rit
or a whispered the Gondolier to her as he go
to rose. "I think he's silly."
the "If you knew his qualities you
wouldn't speak of him like that." She
rd," resumed her seat by the side .of Mr. wt
oar- Henry Apps. o
k to "Well, blow me I" said Lady Staple- o
isn't hurst, screwing her pretty mouth in `a
her effort to imitate the Cookney's th
pps, accent; "blow me if this ain't a fair cr
take-I mean tike dahn," she laughed. to
1 we "It's of no use, Captain Norman. 1 n
can't talk as you can." t
Mr "It's a gift," said Mr. Apps, "that's
Lone, what it is."
to." "You don't want to be introduced p
to anybody here, I suppose?"
ad "Not me."
e "You have heard of-"
me," She pointed in the direction of the
He Gondolier.
the "All I want to."
a in- "He's really making a big name in I
safe the House, you know. I watch his P
were career with great interest." (
Iwith "'2.inks a jolly lot of hisself."
was "Oh, I think a lot of him, too," re
marked Lady Staplohurst ploeasantly. P
man "And is that a jemmy sticking out o a
your jacket pocket? This is, indeed, 0
greed realism. You ow how it works, I
git' suppose?" o
,ee- "aWell, I've a kind of hidee,"
write said Mr. Apps. ok 'ere. You put
this end in and-"
any- Mr. Apps found himself getting i
aid, quite excited in the explanations that
at I he gave. It was a new sensation to
I, see- meet one who showed an intelligent
n the interest in his profession, and he i
those could not help feeling flattered. Look- 1
ing up he saw the Gondolier gazing at I
yonag him.
Loked "He don't look 'appy, that chap,"
said Mr. Apps.
with "Will you excuse me for one moe
forget mentr'?"
"Wet are you going up to, mis?"'
Brin- he said apprehensively.
"itle "I want to speak to him."
"Whl" (with relief) "I don't mind
erman thbat."
While Lady Staplehurt was making
bbjo, the Gonadolier remme his ordinary ex
pression, Mr. App. thought and
though. The ouaples promenading
aftr the walts looked eoaniouiy at
fIsU A hha.
,'tg I's the zrmmises seow yeo w
hastA era , 'linry," aeid Mr. App
ud *red be) ye'llbe togetO sttps arbI3 ;
Lady Staplehuret hurried to the Z(
doorway. A murmur of amusement
went through the room as the guests
saw a new arrival in the costume of a sBTO
police constable, accompanied by a
man in plain clothes. Mr. Apps,
thinkiing over his exploits, gazing o M
abstractedly at his boots, regretting T
their want of polish, did not see them Ti
until the plain clothes man tapped him
on the shoulder.
"What, Apps again?" exclaimed the
man.
"Yas," said the burglar, discon- stage I
tentedly. "Yus, it is Appa agine, Mr. the
Walker. And vurry glad you are to armed,
see him, I've no daht." the ta
"Always a pleasure to meet a gentle- Tomb:
man like you," said Mr. Walker cheer- San Ca
fully, as he conducted him to the door- sengex
way. "I've wanted to run up against worke
you before." "
Much commotion in the ballroom at just k
the diverting little scene. General "of ti
agreement that Lady Staplehurst was partna
a perfect genius at entertaining. the Ti
"But, loveliest girl," said the Gon- that a
dolier, confidently, to Lady Staple- to go
1 hurst, "isn't this carrying a joke they
rather too far? That's a real deteo- year,
tive." a mer
"I know," said the loveliest girl, " '
trembling now a. little. "That's a you'll
real burglar, too." "VI
s "A real-" regio
a "Yes, yes. Don't make a fuss. I us kn
don't want the dance spoilt. Take a hol
h me down to supper, like a good fel' wond
d low."- Tit-Bits. with
e A6
A Demand for Better Horses. from
So much has been said about the in. sense
roads of the bicycle on the profits of ing i
at horse-breeders and livery stable keep- "3
y ers that it is quite worth while to con- the a
ie sider,from a strictly commercial stand- we h
.p point, and leaving all sentiment cut of
the question, what is the future of the out
r. horse,just how nearly we can dispense gets
with his services, and what sort of dead
a substitute for this faithful friend of of y(
a- man inventors and scientists may offer you
F. to us. lot c
se Far seeing and intelligent breeders eyes
of horses have already come to the here
pa conclusion that it does not pay to you
raise colts which will not bring a re- a
munerative price when old enough to tices
be be marketable. Western horsemen wire
"I who have been handling these cheaper and
horses are looking for better grades. arse
is- They have been dealing in animals fit wail
to. only for-street-oar service, light truck- boun
le, ing and the most ordinary kind of peal
le- road work. A few of the better ani- parl
male of this class can be made avail- dow
Ir. able for farm work and breeding farm and
's stock. Men who have a real love for inel
and appreciation of the horse,and who this
ly have made a thorough study of its "
it- breeding and management, have for said
it years tried to convince Western stock- all
ilk men that it costs no more to raise a thel
good horse than a poor one, outside whi
ae- of the cost of the sire. The few men and
.nd who have come to a realizing sense of abo
the true state of the horse find that yot
to, by adopting this wiser course they are qui
on- obtaining better prices for whatever
horses they send to market. But they des
never ship "scrubs." These are the ext
cry men who fill the steady demand for
Che heavy draft animals, high-class carriage me
,ee- teams or roadsters for men who care ma
"I more for style than speed. yo
the A few bronchos will be required for on
Sof polo use, but the day of the California yo
"cayoose," the Mexican "plug" and Nc
w," the Eastern "crowbait" is past. The in
in jingle of the bicycle bell has rung mi
are- their knell, and their requiem will be ha
sung by buzzing electric motors and D,
inry a full orchestra of clattering cable
cars, overhead trolleys and the whir- as
in," ring of horseless carriages. -The Led' se
he ger,_ re
A Giant Swing.
She R. B. Zimmerman, of Warren. has hi
Mr. what is probably the highest swing in w
Texas. The frame is made of pine b,
ple- logs seventy-eight feet long, which are t
h in set in the ground eight feet, making p
the swing seventy feet high. The
fair cross-piece is 6x6 inches, and is fas- a
bed. tened to the top of the upright pieces k
. 1in such a way as to be as strong as if
the frame was all one piece. On the 1
hat's forth side of the swing is a pole forty- y
two feet high, at the top of which is a
aoed pulley. The person who wishes to be I
swang is strapped in (if he or she
desires), and then takes hold of one
end of a rope, the other end of which c
i the is run through the pulley and fastened ,
to a team of horses.
The horses are started off and the
e in swinger is pulled to the top of the
b his pole. When the top is reached he
drops the rope and is at once launched
into space, sometimes going as high as
re- 100 feet on the opposite side from the
tly. pole. One turn at the swing is gener
tof ally enough to satisfy one for that
eed, evening. Since the erection of the
ks, I awing Mr. Zmmerman's house has be
come a resort every evening for the
des," young people of Warren, and parties
u put frequently come from Ryatt and other
neighboring towns to enjoy an even
sting ing i1 "the swing."-Dallas News.
that Smallest Voting List.
igent Does anybody know what town has
d he the smallest voting list of any in the
Look- United States?9 1t is Glastonbary, a
ing at picturesque little place among thebills
of Vermont. Its present population,
isp," which is the largest it has ever had,
and of which it is most proud, is only
At the Presidential election in 1892
miss' only six votes were east, five Demo
oratio and one Republican. Yet, in
spite of its small voting list, it always
mind sends its representative to the General
Assembly. It has no postoffle, and
kn one of its most prominent townsmen
rex- holds no less than seven different
t aoffees. The town has often sent a
di State Senator from its ueple sad
aly at more than ones a Oqu0ty Judge has
been ohosen from Gltgtealb r.---Nw
uos~ o YTsh seeords .
.ts * uq.sau s be latiS & eUst
A ZONA'S STAGi ROBBERS fal of
qt sand
STORIES OF TWO rEN W"O TEB- the trai
RORIZED THE BOUTHWEST. white a
break-r
One Man "Holds Up" a Stage Load of a ms
of Eight Passengers-Tracked to taken
Their liidlag Place by Apaches. traces4
AN ELKINS is remembered as of a
the originaljlone bandit of the brush i
Southwest, because, single- nize.
handed, he once held up a Aftel
stage load of eight passengers, besides ing ani
the driver, all of whom were settler,
armed. For weeks the exploit was bur we
the talk of the men in and about was ti
Tombstone. Judge Bennett, now of among
San Gabriel, Cal., was one of the pas- white
sengers, and he tells how the robber been.
worked his desperate game. spot, a
"We on the inside of the coach had huntin
just been talking," says the Jadge, upon t
"of tho robberies that Elkins and his dians I
partner, Wilbur, had committed in in col
the Territory, and the shame it was signal.
that an organized effort was not made ride al
to go and keep after the villains until in the
they were killed, even if it took a gettin
year, when we heard a rillo crack, and The
a men shout to the driver: were i
" 'Come, now, stop those horses or them
a you'll drop dead.' Apaci
"We were traveling through a rocky Wilbi
region along the foothills, and each of slice I
I us knew instantly that all were in for quite
e a hold-up then and there. Every one India:
wondered what his neighbor would do in on
with his pistol. dischi
"'I'll be hanged,' said a big man the pi
from Texas, 'if I'll stand this non- hind
sense,' and he snatched his big shoot- view:
t ing iron up from the seat at his side. "
- "The driver put on the breaks and shriel
'- the stage was stopped at once, when coaoc
we heard a voice outside saying: , enoir
f 'Now you fellers on the inside get In
e out on this side. The first man who hind
ic gets out on the other side will drop pare
f dead as a smelt. Don't be lazy. All forgo
f of you throw down your shooters, as no se
ir you file out of the coach, for there'. a town
lot of sure rifle shots that's got their were
ra eyes on you and are hiding in these Apac
ie here rocks to lay you out cold dead if Th
to you don't mind what I'm telling you.' if tI
e- "When I got out of the stage I no- they
to ticed that the highwayman wore a whet
n wire mask contrivance over his face, part
er and had a big black beard and a whole for I
0. arsenal of weapons in a belt about his did,
it waist. He stood on a commanding of t
k- boulder, and kept his Winchester re- robt
of peater moving slowly over us. I took kille
ti- particular painsthat he saw I threw ple
il- down my two pistois on the ground, popi
m and I noticed that every one of us, whil
or including the Toxan, did the same Elki
beo thing. ing
its "'Throw up your hands, gents,' rich
or said the masked robber, when we were hills
sk. all on the ground and our pistols lay Yor
s there in a pile by the side of the coach
de wheels. 'Now get in line there, quick
on and face this way. Keep your hands A
of above your heads, don't move; keep S
iat your mouths shut or you'll know how san
are quick a man can go plumb to death." N
rcr "We got in line facing our comman- tha
key der in a moment, and none of us could
the extend his hands quite high enough. out
for "'Now, you young fellow with the a
age monkey whiskers,' said the highway- qu,
are man, 'you just shell out there where
you stand. Turn your pockets inside we
for out, so me and my pards can see that
ia you're dealing fair. That's right. an
and Now, while me and my pa.rds keep you 1
the in gun range, you search that next du
ang man, turn his pockets out. Keep your
l be hands up high, gents, and save trouble. lig
and Don't speak.' ha
ble- "In a few minutes that seemed like
hir- ages of an awful silence, each man was on
jed' searched, and we all sto,od there in a fr,
row with our pockets turned out and
flapping in the morning breeze, av
our hands a full foot above our be
has heads, and a small pile of wallets,
g in watches, little pocket leather and cloth re
pine bags of coin lay at the feet of the young la
Sare man of our party, who had been com
king pelled to search his companions. be
The 4 "'Now, you driver, throw that d(
fas- money box off quick, whilo my pards
ieces keep you in range,' said the robber
s if whenwe had been searched. 'There; il
the that's right. Be lively. It may cost i
)ty- you your carcass. Get that ax under
ss a the back seat and chop the box open.
Lo be Hurry up. Don't speak, and don't a
she get behind that coach, or you'll drop.' d
one "The ax was got, and the driver
chich chopped open the box near us while
ened we stood there like metal forms in
front of clothing stores. When the r
I the box had been split apart and the valua
the bles thrown out, the highwayman, all
i he the time keeping his rise slowly mov
thed ing up and down our line of silent,
gh hand-uplifted men, said :
n the " 'Now, driver, get up on your seoat.
ener-You gents get into your coach. Don't
that let me hear you peep. Driver, lick
the your horses up fast and get out of
be this.
r the "'Now, gents,' said he, as the last 4
arties of us had got back into our seats,
other weaponless, 'you can brag that you've 1
even- been held up by a sinulehanded in the
5, profesh. I don't mind telling you
that I'm all alone to day and that I
need yonur money awful bad. Tell
a has them Tombstone fellers that Dan El
in the kins has a new trick in his line of
ary, businese.'
a eills "The horses were whipped up, and
ation, the last we saw of Dan Elkins he stood
Shad, there on that big boulder keeping his
a only bead still on us untill we turned in
the foothill road a mile away. I think
a 1892 the rascal manst have got $1000 that
Demeo day. You see we did not carry meuch
let, in money on our persons in those days
always when there was danger of highway
leneral robbery."
ie, and Daring the winter of 1879 and l1880,
amen the reokleesses and bravado of Elkans
Berent and his partner, Wiliar, besmine da
bent a bearabl, and people beiaR to see that
, and the stag" robberies were hurting th
g h name of Arusons, so an aunwsal efort
-* i was mde to get the rusals. Anex
tra reward for their o.ptare wa of
fered, sad two or three d.tseti~farom
Los Angeles, at., began work. 8ev*
Is a iJrl-bsreed Apaithe nd laf eitrah -
8Strtah were hired, sad aftIre* wh 1(
S WaS· 1 bu99it ~1 kPBraatw foumd !hurl febr
'~Lsus~!W ~ mth.~tr -*t~ill~
A..i
'T,. '
iul of their kind. They sometime B ILl
follow a man's tracks acros a desert
of sand, even aftera windstorm, when
the tracks have become obliterated to
white men's eyes. They can follow at A $IX1
break-neck speed on a horse the trail
of a man who has run in moosins and
taken pains to leave only the faintest
traces of his course. They see signs
of a trail through cactus and sage Semeo
brush that no white man would recog- the
nize.
After a short period of more trail
ing and questioning of the few white I didi
settlers in the region Elkins and Wil- some of
bur were located. 'Their hiding place them o0
was thirty miles south from Benson, seen on
among the granite foothills, where no have so
white man but they had probably ever month.
been. Indians were hired to go to the youthft
spot, and to act as if they were out My f
hunting and hadunwittingly stumbled was se'
upon the bandits. Then when the In- seems I
dians had engaged Elkins and Wilbur Away i
in conversation they were to give a and oir
signal. A posse of twenty men was to did no
ride at once to the scene. Each man the sai
l in the band was to take his chances of Whe
º getting shot by the robbers. ed oat
The plan worked well. The bandits The m
were asleep when the Indians came to ens we
them one warm afternoon. The go to I
Apaches asked for food, and while But b1
r Wilbur went to get a knife to out a to the
I slice from a deer hanging in the mes- caughi
r quite brush near at hand one of the a Sund
a Indians, pretending to be interested ale me
i in one of the white stranger's pistols, mix u]
discharged it. A few minutes later and se
a the posse rode up pell moll from be- Yes
i- hind a low foothill that impeded the two of
view half a mile away. going
. "We're trapped I we're- trapped I" They
d shrieked Elkins as he jumped from his on th4
n couch of leaves and saw the horsemen compi
encircling about his hiding place. tian b
at In a second he and Wilbur were be- dox a
o hind two great oaks, and were pre- way.
p pared to fight for their lives. They preas
11 forgot the Indians at their rear, and conve
is no sooner had they turned their faces to bri
a toward the advancing posse than they wit a
ir were shot dead in the back by the salt t
se Apache trailers. In th
if There is good reason tb believe that and
L.' if the men had been captured alive sand I
oD they might have been induced to tell they
a where they had hidden the greater verge
e, part of their stolen money and gold, sider
Ie for no one things that, living as they wit i
is did, they spent more than a small part wore
ag of their illgotten gains. Both the ties I
e- robbers were buried where they were had i
ok killed, and to this day there are peo- and
aw ple who go out from the now well- serm
d, populated town of Benson every little si.
Is, while to the scene of the old camp of now
ne Elkins and Wilbur in the hope of find- his
ing the secret storehouse of stolen west
s,' riches among the boulders and foot- then
are hills that surround the spot.-N#hw Ohli
iay York Sun. Bi
ºch - hau
ick Care of the Eyes. are;
ids Avoid "squinting." not
-cP Shade the eyes from the fall glare of soci
ow sunlight. will
n." When the eyes are wear, sleep all oldi
an- that is possible. quil
uld Keep soap and all patent eye washes the
gh. out of the eyes. told
the As you value your eight, avoid all The
a*- quack eye doctors. thei
ere Never read nor use the eyes for fine mar
ride work during twilight. wer
hat Whenever an eye is injured, call in in a
aht. an experienced oculist qt once. of
you Never expose the eyjaeedlessly to syn
teit dust or flying particles of any kind. sub
,our Have an abundance of good, steady tim
ble. light for any work you may have on
hand. ble
like Let the light come to your eyes from til
was one side or from above, not from in he:
n a front. In
and Do not work in a poor light, and for
eze, avoid a glaring light, as it may be as
our bad as too little light. pr
lets, Do not use a flickering light for wi
loth reading or sewing; use a lamp with a
ung large burner, and use good oil. to
com- When the eyes are hot and heavy, wi
bathe them in cold or tepid water, mnd sic
that do not contine them too olosely toaeny tl
ards sort of work. re
bber Whenever the eyes ache, or are eas
tre; ily fatigued, use them as little as poe-, a
cost sible, and look up frcm the work fre- ho
Inder quently to rest them. til
>pen. When teading, hold the head erect us
don't and at a distance from the light, saud
tro. do not bend the head over the needle
Lriver work any more than is possible.
while Avoid poorly printed books, with
is il poor papeor and poor type, and do not
Sthe read when riding in the ears or or*
le- rige, nor when walking nor when ly
L, a ing down, nor when convalescent from
mov- * protracted illness, nor when the
ilent, whole body is in a weakened state
S als an Uneatrollable Appetite.
lick A young Russian woman of ueco.- u
ut of trollable appetite recently was admit
ted to the Odessa Hospital to be trest
last ed for violent pains in the stomach.
eats, Medicinal treatment did not have any
Tou've beneficial effect, and the doctors de
inthe cided to perform an operation with a
g y view to ascertaining the causaae of her
that I troubl . Greet was their surprise
Tell when the woman was found to contain
an El- two teaspoone, * good-sied key, a
lineof small piece of iron, a piece of erochet
work with a orochet needle in it, a
p ad button hook and a man's trouser bat
stood ton. All those articles are now on
ng his show in a glass ase, sad the WoaiS
ned in recovering.
D0 that Flue Balflg.
m uch One of the most reunmarkshe pn.
. days of mechanism in the wsrld s possessd
ghway by Johns Hopkins Uulverity, a
more. Ed. It is a rlig .Imae ..
d1880, usedk makeh "gratiaVe" io epuse
Elklas scopes nd ith ana rulen oS 515OSIn
Uhe * metal with a diamoua p.ghla4tO4
Me tht 40,000 or 4iS000 les to 4s itim .
ing the ~ ' ran. -
Sffetort - _
ir sfom Thehadge of 5Ofmap itec
trailrs faotd te iSC s.
Tu. _-_
BILL A ARP' LES E* I
A MIXTURE 0P I8 X AND .OD,ºi
E85 ig •TItM. •l
Sermons and Creases DiscussKit Ma
the Phllosophet'sandoit 8
I didn't go to the cireus hut I tIek
some of the grandchildren and trd uei
them over to a friend. They had ever
seen one and were happy. "Nw they ad the
have something to talk bout ifor a o
month. What a revelation it is to the wsa res
youthful mind. I remember it well. *yOlor
My father took me to one when I then t
was several years old, and it still trodae
seems like that was the best one. him o
Away bask in those days menageries "W
and circuses were not combined. They ces 3
did not travel together npr come at. do't
the same time.
When old John Robinson first start- rind
ed out he didn't have any .aimals. o el
I The menagerie was orthodox~the sit- ". e
ens was. heterodox. Christians ould a
go to the one and sinners to the other. reti.t
3 But by and by the circus was atteed bhles
I to the menagrio and together they corse
caught all kinds and colors. It is like a pres
a Sunday excursion train tb a taberns- it will
Sole meeting. The devil knows how to will a
. mix up frolie and fun with prayer years
r and sermon. prot"
Yesterday I traveled with a score or ends
e two of preachers and elders who were
going to Athens. to attend the yno@d. he, 1'
They were bright and genial and had of say
s on their best clothes. They ard good tion r
n company. They wear asubduedOts thaw i
tian hilarity and have a-fund of ortho- be tni
'- dox anecdotes to tell each other onthe toe
- way. About four times a yae the.o Bai
7 preachers go somewhere to $ religionu P s
convention, and each one isebpeted" a
' to bring with him a fresh supply of hoad
y wit and incident-some peppi*k ad- ljiei
Lo salt to add zest to the religious f"ti
In the old solemn times of Dr.. Wi-s
It and Dr. Patterson and fstter, i
a and humor wore -under th  I
the they were not sin they 0 t be t si
sr verge of it. Sidney Smith waS mcu
d, sidered almost a heretic andhjl I
it wit as unCalvialsti, if not
worse. I grew up under the
he ties of old school Pseayter$k tar
re had a good time on Sandays,t i |`
- and nodding assent to Dr; . WI s M
11. eermons on predestination ando lni
e sin. If the good old doetor was ie
of now he would attack Dr. tobbim
id- his book with all tha 'aoes stt 1
en weapons of a Geeotur stda y Sitf
Dt then seek to knodk lia deoiw  ii
ow Calvin's institutes.
But our modern ciegy are merte V i
human beings; more like human ma
are; more like ourselves. 'bepy a!
not so austere and solemn.. They
of social and some of the yugr eiar * S
will go a-fishing or play ball an'
all older ones tell anecdotes mad il
quite audibly. -We were talkingi '
hes the circus yesterday and one of bhem
told how he attended a synod _pne s~
all Thomasville, and it was eircoshd '4p
there was a grand street pageant with
fine music and banners and all th M*-idl 8
were on dress parade. The mrieQ air
I in in session, and as the Inspiring siftrdshe
of the martial musie fell upon the
r to synod's ears a lay brother oouldit sn
i. subdue his feelings. He roes forwart
ady timidly and said: - o
son "Mr. Moderator, it will be uaid'
ble for us to transact any busal *
rom til that musio passes by, for we csU4 .
a in hear anything that i ired or app t
I move you, sir, that we take a'le!M
and for ten minutes."
s as Whereupon an old OsiCalM .
preacher bounced him and sehilild. era
for Lim with indignant sarcasm:
Ith a "Recess indeed) Reces fot ore aer
to pass by; recees beoeans the P}lbur
avy, with his satellites is in sinful proces
nad sion at our doors. No sir, We will
any talk loader sad draw nesatr, bhat ae
reees." a
recNeser and nearer came the band
po-. and when the lion gave an anearthl
fre- howl, preasbers and laymenbu tu o I
tiptoe out until there was nobody.et a
ereot save the moderator sud' tihe old ,
,and In. due time the musi die .d swa~I
dle the distance and the ddelegtwa tlpt
back to their-placeu.
then told how one of thees*1 ,
e ly- solemn preachers quelehud all the
from hilarity out of him. Sad he: .
"I w.bor wa Io ith a lively asa'of
the ridibulous and sometdas hive
' haud work to restrain my 'uidsibles.
One day our good olldpremehr askaLd
It me to ride out with him to se saman
oo- who was partially pjnalysed andwas I
likely to die impenitent unles ~Ma
mthe Lord's will that he ibold be
saved. So, we visited him- and aftsr
d- the usual preliminaries the d presach
er width"esi
S "My friend, would it pleme you for
me to read a chapter from theloly
SScriptures and have s'prayer in your
behalf?" m
hey, a "'Well, I don't mind. P i d'
nito 6 blige you, if it wilt do you say
a but- good,' amid he.
"The manner and tou h iwhich b
Soa id it excited me, but I bit my lip
and suppressed amy
emotiobs. So the chapte*- * ws
and the old prshber mid in .o.iu
soaent: y leIuflen t ftwld,
vS you ever-hear that ehaptW s .i he
forer 1teiaethy"--dd .at It
tinappears to me that Tei Ge. wri
siume from Teaus oani. Tha *l WJ
14oo4 me*, an4d theold psma t detlae I
ilsa.- After t)praersY5 4ast
rl*+it ~ r~~;)r~: k;3 \
aw eowAueI $a
lion oho a yeas end' 5
Soone of the preachers
ed tlo doubtful prOyiotl
words and Eth se ou
was reminded of the wayi
aylor reproved a manars t.ibA
them that a rough eountr'Ni '
troduced to Tylo1, sad
him over and up .ana do b
NWell, Bob, it seems to *
seen you somewhere before, bat I
don't know where in the hell ig
"What part of hell do ye ~ ,i i
Sfriend?" said Taylor. withoutaerr
or a change of oountetaee. .
"How is polities withyou?"'
Sas Boman friend. "'Ail calm sad a
rene," said L "Are weol eb
e better tMteso" sasl e3 l i
ourse,:" said L -"We always.d
e a presidential election, but t "
- it will last remains to be gbeeIl
0 will now have a fa fe.
s years of a gold staudand aVa
protective tariff, and sli' *1.
r ends ral." *"" _ . ..
" "The da before the eeo*f,".
I. he, "one o theb most vlsed
d of my church add to. melbat
Stlion was hi great peril--greatS
s, than it had been smine the w~t'l
r he trembled to' think fO
Stonus reslts Mt ta *igbtsu e
to Bryat wasleeted Fun
Sbrey and- al wow it
d wake. I listege to `M
of founu atenites, tr hes
Rd lidrat Wbst he said. A
rt yes, matrioed
I fn togeiglo
he kon Or
tahe-l defa dta t
at will ha" base
a s dnto oiwg o th i
.tro esslit. _- t
a thesynadt M a"d" ot?
eln to o k ,e
Z 01
aWrd , d Aup
ia- The Chl gos o ed
at rhled pthat Eobaew ebsh
to abstaon from weth on tmie
tat and holiday 4an
Bsi o's thpasy of the
shed as wy be dedaeteorole
ow f thesydatu sutees
de vSilk _d_ _ _
w lef the frasnd '}
vogue hillea bV
the "du eM) t*t
Srlet rade.ess-I es t .tix
man an tolkubi rei t t
Aiws i pgeo sla, oi#t A a:5
oe bTllTistsm. Bo "o
pas o tf hurd reaeli s,
shae gro rgs pats of theoi
willsn moths benigaane d
I o an s eany o s reuire to p l
Sa.s In g e sidewatis sof T 04bat irhb
eah illo thse raive. _ i
**'on fs theb hnt asM'l S
3rnly 1P9' thet I aW 3
lor. wr ulesi . 'lvI P1Is Qrie
utoig 1yb et wid
.m 4"n~ pid lejLZ~~S

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