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CHAPTER XVI. Continued.
In vain 'Jots the hull-fighter seek to
riose. The American is surrounded
hy what seems to he a living wall of
fists. s1 every time Barcelona makes
fierce lunge foiward, something
strikes him squarely In the chest, or
administers between the eyes B blow
that makes him see stars.
He realizes that the field la lost,
since these two men must be heavily
armed, and will not scruple to use
wen pons If they are pressed.
The Mexicans engaged wl:h Colonel
Bob hare had most of tbeir enthusi
asm knocked out of them, and one by
one are shrinking away to nurse their
True, a bail-like voice roars oaths,
and endeavors to encourage the assail
ants by the declaration that victory Is
sure and near at hand; but the owner
la nowhere to be seen, since the wily
senor thinks too much of hia comfort
to loin in a melee like this.
Colonel Bob's enthusiasm seems to
Increase rather than diminish, and the
last brace of enemies who endeavor
to run amuck with him come to the
conclusion that they have struck what
eeems to be a human threshing ma
chine, bo quickly are they doubled up
and put to sleep.
Grasping the situation, the Mexican
bravo rivcs up the battle he shouts,
in a furious voice. "We will meet
again!" and then plunges into the ob
rcurity of the thicket, to escape fur
ther punishment at the hands of the
So far as enemies are concerned,
the two comrades have won the bat
tle, but they are as yet far from safe.
Of course Dick's Erst thought con
cerns those for whom they waged war.
"Pauline!" he gasps, short of
"Here safe!" comes the cheering
response, and the girl from New York
dawns upon his vision.
There Is no need to ask that, since
Colonel Bob already has that unique
person in his arms, and loudly la
ments the fact that he could cot have
totally annihilated the little wretch
who dared to lay his hand upon her.
which terrible threats cause the mis
erable professor to shiver in his thick
et hiding place tear by.
"How ehalt we get out?" demands
Dirk, awake to the exigency of the
"In the same way I came in," Bob
"How was that?"
"Walt until I dislodge that bellow
ing senor from yonder bushes I can't
talk while he keeps up that shouting,
just as though bis men were s;i'.l at
us, tooth and nail."
As he speaks Colonel Bob throws
his arm forward there U a flash, a
report, followed Immediately by a sec
The bellowing ceases instantly.
"Killed hirn?" Eays Dick, with a
eigtt of relief.
"No euch pood luck," returns Bob.
carelessly. "Hark! you hear him mak
ing a bee lino for the hacienda now.
No more howling from the Senor Lo
res at present. Come this way here
you will k e where I cam in."
" The door In the wall I was look
"I heard only what must have been
jour last signal, thougli wondering
what all the row could bu about, and
gueKs!:ig you had a band In it. Now
we've left the Harden of Morales be
hind. What you ma her is tho La
"How ahull we get home? we have
no vehicle," remarks Dick, puzzled for
"There is a boat here perhaps that
will take u part of the way the
ladies at least. Ha! two boat
we are in luck. It seems "
Colonel Bob tfoou settles with the
owners of the craft, who live upon the
bank of the canal and take pleasure
purlin to the floating gardens. The
boat can be left at a certain point
money Is paid over, or.d with the
moon wheeling into view, making the
arena very romantic, our four friends
' tart along the water way of the
Mexican capital, bound for the IloUd
The Cliqu of the Alameda.
The situation is ono will calculated
to arouse thoughts of love the soft
moonlight, the odorous night air, the
uplitsh of the paddles, from which
drops of molteu ailver tseem to fall
as they are raised from the water,
and, besides, the scene of danger
which bus just bet'U shared in com
monthese things bring loviug hearts
closer toKelher than ever.
Naturally, Dick allows bU Compaq
lou to draw ahead some li'tle distance,
'bough keeping In plain ight of each
ether. They are t Ithei of them In
any hurry, as the danger U pait, at
lu&st for the time helitK.
Tinder thought! are born of the
oct aslou l'auline, en her part, feel
very necr t.nd dear to Dick, because
of the pertinacity with which he de
fcud her, and the manner la which
lie watches out tier interests while
Dick has learned of late how very
Jilecloui PuilIitiB Westerly has be
come, mi d how essential to til happi
ness. tslie vl'iefctloru him eatny on his
l-ait he UDstts w ith I ruth and dell-
" " '
ncv. Still she can read between me
llr.es, and knows that it was nnxiety
for her welfare, and nothing else, that
has Influenced him la his movements.
She hears how he took the place
of the driver, and laughs merrily to
think how he helped her into and out
of the coach with all the gallantry
of a French Jehn, than which higher
praise could not be bestowed. Gradu
ally Dick becomes fervent, the occa
sion Is very promising, and he can
rot withstand the temptation to
speak; to he tells his love In Just the
way any one who knows him well
would expect; plainly, simply, yet
with an eloquence that sincerity of
heart alone can give.
l'auline is deeply thrilled by his
frank declaration, she believes in him
entirely, and has had many opportuni
ties o lae to read the man to whom
her heart has gone out.
So she answers him in Just the
same Impulsive manner as that In
which he has told his love, tells htm
that her heart has long been In his
keeping;, that she believes in him as
she never dreamed she would in any
man, and that she is proud indeed of
the affection he haa declared for her.
So it is all settled, without any
great fuss, and In a business, matter-of-fact
way that seems quite suited to
such people. It would be folly to ex
pect a quiet, undemonstrative man
to go Into rhapsodies when declaring
his affection for a lady, but at the
same time the manner of saying it
would convince one that every word
came direct from an honest heart.
Their future lotiks rosy-hucd at
present, and yet no one knows better
than Dick that there may be some
rocky hills to climo before they reach
the goal of connubial bliss.
When the canal no longer serves
their purpose, they leave tbe canoes
tied up where the owners have direct
ed thcrn, and strike across a street
that will bring them to the grand
It is nearly midnight, but the good
He Presses Against th Sheriff.
people of the City of Mexico have ap
parently not even thought of retiring.
On all sides can be heard voices sing
ing; or the sweet throbbing of man
dolins that are touched by the deli
cate fingers of dark haired maidens.
The moon dispel one of the bug
bear attending visitors to the Mexi
can capital, darkness, and rank us it
safer to move about. Our friends
have no further adventures on this
night, but arrive at the Hotel Iturbe
at last, a street car taking them the
concluding few block.
When tbe ladle have gone to their
rooms, the beat the housu affords, as
become the girl who manage! the
great F.l IJorado Ml no, Dick nud Bob
moke and talk, end elevate their
feel on the rniling of the ptaa be
low a true born American alone
have the right to do.
Dick 1 not Inclined to be confiden
tial In matter that concern hi own
private life, but with Boh It is another
matter; he feel that he has a deep
Intercut in hi chum's welfare, arid
that if there haa been an understand
ing between Paulino and himself, he,
Bob, ought to know It, in order that
he may rejoice with hi friend.
So Dick tells tho fact in his terse
way, and owns up that l'auline and
himself have had an understanding,
and are pledged to oue ano:her, upon
hearing which the impulsive colonel
spring to hi feet, overturning hia
chair, and clutches the expectant out
stretched hand of his comrade with
tbe fury of young avalanche.
"A thousand congratulation!, my
boy; I Uh you Joy upon the occa
sion, and Biay you see many of them;
that is, I meau, confound the luck,
what do I mean? At any rate, you've
certainly got the handsomest and
best, of course, barring one, girl in
Mexico, and may you bj pulverized If i
ever you give her occusion to wla
she'd never met Dick Denver."
"Dit'o yourself. Bob. old boy. Now,
nit down like a Christian, and let's
talk horse cnse. Heaven knows we've
enough to tulk about; that wretched
old senor persist 'n keeping It warm
(or us, and I'm of the oplulon ho'll
never let up until by accident or de
Hla he receive hi quietus."
"Well, he' going to get it one of
thi'su day; Bob Harlan hai a marked
bullet in hi revolver to-day that!
checked through to reac't 1-opei, ud
a sure an you live, Dick, I'll fetch
him. You lok out for Barcelona
whoa sou Cm at hlui. cut the third
silver button on his Jacket to the left,
and yon reach his heart,".
As the words are apokon, a dusky
figure that has been crouching In th
shadow of the plasma below their foot
hups the ground more closely than
ever, as though the party takes this
thrent as a personal affair. Ho is
evidently there for no good purpose,
this skulker in the shadow.
When gentlemen talk about person
al business they should be certain
that no eavesdropper hangs in the
shadow of the piazza.
They t!k on in a disjointed way,
until a clock In a church near by
warns them that It Is time they retir
ed, If they mean to get any sleep. A
couple of half-smoked cigars fall near
the crtuchlng figure, one actually
striking him in the face, at which he
gives a atart, as though he has reason
for feeling a hatred toward Yankee
After they had gor.e, ' he crawls
away, and as he rises to his full
height reveals the figure of the Mexi
can bull fighter, Tordas Barcelona,
when the explanation of his hatred for
cigars' is made manifest.
The day dawns.
It promises a fair and pleasant spell
of weather for this time of yedr, and
the Americans quartered at the
Iturbe profit by it. Pauline desires to
see all that Is possihle of the Mexican
capital during their limited stay. Dick
nd Colonel Bob take turns In escort
ing tho girls around. They have other
work to do. which tho one not en
gaged in this pleasant task looks
In thu City of Mexico there are at
all times of the year, and particularly
during the winter season, numbers of
Americans to be found. It would be
an easy task to make up a fair regi
ment. If all would enlist.
Among these men our friends work,
picking out one here and one there,
and using great care that the parties
selected possess the proper requisites
for such a business. A couple of
Mexicans are hired with the rest, as
they do rot want to excite the anger
of the natives by what might appear
to be an Invasion of a foreign band.
Every man is required to arm him
self thoroughly, and their weapons j
will be looked after before the expedi
tion leaves In the morning. There may
be heavy fighting ahead, and Dick
Denver knows what it mean to run
across the desperate bandits of the
Sierra Madres at home.
Then there are provisions, tents,
horses nnd numerous other things to
be secured, it Is fortunate In the first
place that Dick Is thoroughly at hom
in all these things, and that he I sup
plied with any amount of money,
through Miss l'auline, with which to
carry out her plana.
(To Bo Continued.)
Mattor of Bank.
f apt. Homer Hedge, president of the
tie-w Aero rlub, was talking hopefully
at West Point about the future ' vf
"No doubt we shall all fly ii!-.e
eJr.y," he said, "as safely as we now
lido or sail. Before that day coirl',
though, every subtlety of flying inns;
be mastered. 1 fancy that we look, at
the art too broadly now. We handle it
In too curnory and general a way.
We haudle It a un old man I kunv
In the west handled military rank."
"Meeting the old uiau oue day, I
said to hi nr.
"Let me see, your nephew enlist
ed for a soldier, didn't he?' t
""You're right, sir,' aald th Old
man, "he did.'
'Weil,' said I, 'what rank does h
"The old man frowned reflectively:
" 'Let me see,' he muttered, "I aiu't
oulte sure, but I know lt' either a
general or a corporal!'" Boston Post.
Distinction or a Difference.
A congressional commit ten went to
Per. land, Ore., to asnlst in the open
ing of the exposition on June 1 lint.
There was a parade In the morning.
1 In which all the vlilling btatebni'ii
rod-j in carrlugtis. The local e-ommU-tee
brought the carriage itrouud to "lie
Portland hotel. Tbe s heme wua to
have two senator or representative
and two lociil mn In each carriage.
After the vice president and hi par
ty had been sent away, a Portland
billable, who was acting a a major
"omo, came Into the lobby of the ho
tel, where tho statesmvu wer waiting,
"Two congiTxHiricn and two gentli
men, please!" Saturday Kveniujj I'oet.
Inspector 1 there anything th
mutter with your -?
"Ye, air; it has a very bad attack
of llopli!j cuusuinptlou!" lUawait,
CANDLES AGAIN IN USE.
Quantities Are Bold, and One May
Pick Up Pretty Candlesticks
lor Eiimll Price,
In this age of electricity nnd Rft-cen,
gas, think of t,(ml and more ordinary
candles being sold in one (iuy In a
shop In this city! Ami jet th.tl oc
curred In this borough within the past
fortnight, and the sale of candles goes
on d:sl y. The special point with re
gard to the candles bo much In de
mand la that they are not tbe deco
rative kind, but the ordinary fat vari
ety, designed for service In the kitch
en or cellar, and If need be, for general
use la the country house.
It Is fate to say that since candles
coa.s; 1 to be the star medium for artifi
cial Illumination they have never beeu
used co much as at the present time.
For the country house they are con
sidered Indisj ensable, nnd even In the
city hoi.se uuuiy u chatelaine uses cau
dles nightly in conjunct ion with more
modern forms of illumination.
Tha charm of the soft glow of can
diellcln on the dining table Is admit
ted even by the most persistent ad
mirer en other methods of lighting for
other cccasions. As dinner table dec
oratloi.s, candles have flourished for
some decades, but it is not for deco
rative purposes that the majority cf
candles are, purchased to-day.
It v.-ould sec in as if a 10, 15 or even
25-cer.t candlestick could not be much
of an nfTalr, but the Judicious shopper
knows that In glas the most artist it
holders are to be had at this price.
There are genuine bargains to be had
at 1') and 15 cents exact copies of
cut glass, and for ordinary use per
forming the Identical mission as the
stick that eosts 10 to 13 times the game
amount. The ?e cheap holders are very
pretty, and, being easily kept clean,
they fppe.il to the hygienic no less
than the artistic sense of the average
householder. For "3 cents there may
be had a beautiful little holder in
Flemish pottery in soft sea green col
oring, and for a little more comes an
exqui itc; specimen of Teplltz ware, de
signed as a-candle holder. Then there
Is Italian faience, which is somewhat
dear.-, and. of course, if one cares to
mount the price list, almost any sum
can spent ou candlesticks. Brook
LOVELY WATER LILIES.
IIow to Make a Beautiful Corner with
Kymphnra and Other of th
Everyone rece-gulzen the charm of
a pool of water In which there are a
few- goldfish. Add to this pool a few
water lilie. scientifically known as
nymphneas. a few water hyacinths for
the border, and a plant or two of par
rot's feather, and a transformation of
Increased thilght will be wrought.
Such un enchanting garden, where the
owner may watch the lilies unfold
their beautiful petals, may l made
of half a barrel eir a tub, or better,
three or four of thersi place! together,
and sunk Into the earth. The spaco
between the tubs may be used for ft
rockery and the edges may be hid
den with moss. The little umbrella
pU.nt, the calamus, many of the wild
growing sedges, and the wild arrow
head are all very desirable plant to
be placed along the border of the
tubs to hide their artificial shape.
Tbe tubs should be half filled with
rotted vegetable material from bogs
ponds; or with good loam with
one-third well de-cnyed cow manure,
place se'vral Inches of sand on top
of this fcni' Oil the remainder with
water. Thue are both tender and
hardy nymphaeas, und the latter are
especlaiy desirable for tub growing
for they bloom freely In shallow
basins. There are tluy bhomlng and
night blooming lilies. One lily plant
to each tub la ftiifldent in addition to
the border plant. The water hya
cinth float upon tho water without
timjI hold ami u mas of them, with
their beautiful light blue flowers,
sometimes rivals orchid with rich
markings and delicacy of color. Ten
der nympbaeaa' rout must ! tored
in a cellar or greenhouse at a tem
perature of not les than CO degree.
Mild tho hardy root should be well
covered with ttraw If left In the small
tub during the winter. It I anfrr,
however, to empty the water and
place the root In the cellur. Brook
A Tough Chickem.
To parboil a chicken that 1 no long
er younff and tender, put on in redd
water to more than cover, having
cleaned and washed the fowl; If very
tough put a tablesjxionftil of baking
soda m the water and simmer alowly
an hoer; it khould be tender enough
by that tima to lift from the kettle,
cool fciid finish by. roasting In the
oven ft usual. Boil tbe giblets in a
separate saucepan, baste the fowl
while roasting with the liquor In the
pot and make a gravy of the rest. Add
salt and sliced onion to the water and
Releet large, fine raliilns. and split
ihein from end to end and remove the
seeds. Make a filling eif fondant by
beating together pulverised sugar arid
the white of egg. Crush the kernel
of pecans with a rolling pin, and mix
In the fondant. Fill the raisin with
the mixture, and press firmly together.
Roll in pulverized vugar, and If to be
kept tor kouin' time, wrap tightly in
Slice cold lua. be 1 (Hitutoe Into
ttiili two liuhes lung, on Imh wide
iiiid one uu1 a half Iritlo thl.'k. Dip
them first In melted butler, then lii
beaten erg, and pl.o 111 a buttered till
tad bill lu a hot own for 1Z tnluutv.
THE FIRGT COMPASS.
Wa Known it Ga'lor Before th
Twelfth Century Indlspensabl
Adjunct ta Navigation.
Pome Asian people, rp,h;p the Chi
nese, discovered, many iiturlc ago,
that a kind of Iron ore possessed a very
peculiar quality. We call this ore
magnetic etre. In more common lan
guage, lodestone, and It H very widely
distributed, especially In the older
crystalline rockrf. It was found that
If a bit of lodestone were placed In
water upon a pleie of cork or f-traw
braid It would turn till tho axis of the
stone assumed a north and south posi
tion. A phenomenon of magnflsm had
ben discovered by means of an ore
that is peculiarly susceptible to mag
It is an open question whether the
Chinese utilized the directive power of
the lodestone, but it Is certain that the
first rude compass was not used oa
"uropean vessels before the twelfth
:entury of our era. By that tltt-e the
true magnetic eompas had ben
tvolved through the discovery tf.int If
n irou o- steel needle were stroked
sn a lodestone It would receive the at
tractive and directive power of this
l;-e. With this wonderful appliance
placed at the service of navigation, the
vessels that had hugged the coasts soon
dared to venture even out of sight eif
land. A new Impetus was gradually
given to cartography, for now the true
directions of tho coast lines might he
charted with some approaih to accu
racy. It was the hapy fortune of Ital
ian sailors to mane tho surprisingly ex
cellent surveys of the directions and
lengths of the I lack sea and Mi-aiter-r&nean
coasts and adong the Atlantic
to Brltihh waters that have come down
to us In the so-called Portulan maps.
Cyrus C. Adams, In Harper's.
Scriptures in Russia,
It Is raher remarkable that, not
withstanding the disturbed conditions
t aSalrs In Russia last year, the
British and Foreign Bible society re
ports a banner year In the circulation
af Scriptures, over SO",!'".) copies being
distributed In European Russia, be
tides a very large cumber in Siberia.
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lutj the SfcJinarJts runi Dowv-ls if
fro motes IViliou.CWrfiir-
' ncssamllVsl Vonhiius nt'iilar
j Ojmim. Morphine nor Mineral.
ArHTTerl Hcmcily forConMipvt
lum, Sour Slnntirri.Di.irrltood
Worms .( Ionvnl.-n)ns .r ovvristv
ness ami Loss o" SLEEP.
facsimile Siit'iutliirc of
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CHAS. L. SA11R, GRAND SCRIDC
Mr. Chas. I,. Saner, Grand Seribe,
Grand Kneampinent I. O. O. F. of
Texas and Assistant City Auditor,
writes fruin the City Hall, ban Antonio,
"Nearly two years B(jo I accepted a
position us fcrretiwy and treasurer
with eme of the leading dry frxls
establishments of Galveston. Tex.
" Tbe Midden change from a hi;-hsnd
dry altitude to sea levi-1 prove-l 1.
much f.jr me and I Weaine afllicted
with catarrh and cold iu the bead, and
pvneral debility to such an extent n to
almost incapacitate me for attending'
to my duties.
'I was Induced to try feruna. mad
after taking sever bottle In small
des I mm pleated to tar that I was
entirely rettcred to my normal cand I
tlonand have ever tlnne recommended
the use ol Peruna to my friends, "
For Infants nnd Children.
The Kind You Have
ataah MA A t. JC
No premiumi, but oacthrJ
more starch than you get of
hot or cola starching it has no
equal tnd will tiot stick to the iron.