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THE ABQUB, MONDAY, JANUARY 20. 1086.
Batata of KT'Mtwth Parkr. tec d .
Ta aBtrairtia BaUng bn anpniMed arimin
latratn of tlM vatata of K'lzahvtB Paraer.
lata of th toon' j of Rock ialand, ut
af tlliaola. dwaanl. brirbjr alara rotlc that be
will appear before tbc county court of Hock lalaod
rnnntv, at the ntBc. nf th. clrrk of a!d con ft. in
th.cltrof rtxch laland. at tb. March term, on
the (rat Mmular In War.-b, ncil, at which tin.
all perataa havlnr elalma aralnat aid ..tat. are
satined and rrn,natr4 to attend, for tbc pnrp
of htvlna th. am. adinrtad.
All permn Indehtrd to a.tid ts' are reiac
ted to Bui Immediate payment to tb nnder
Biaaed. Dated this 51 at day of December. A. O- lo
tnAHLKS H. PAKKEK. Administrator.
Katata nf Mary C. Hoffman, deceased.
Tn. nnderalmiad bavisa been appointed ad
Bilalatrairix of th. tatata of Mary C Hrffnan.
lata of th. Bounty of Kock Inland, Ut of
llltnota, deraaeed, hereby gieea notice that b
will appear before lha county eoart of Kock laland
county, at the office of the clerk of ald court, is
tnacHy of Hock If land, at th. February term on
tha flrat Monday in February n'-zl, at which time
all Brti having dalniaaira'nat raid eatata arc
otlded acd rei'ieated to attend, for the parpoee
of haettiK the him adinatcd.
All pervone Indebted Uaa1d eetste arc reqne"l
d to awka Ik mediate payment to the onder
limed. latad thic arch day of December, A. D. 1896.
GRACE Ill'FORD, Administratrix.
AdmlnUtrator'a Not lea,
Ktata cf Eliza Wacgh, deceaaed.
Tb. under la-nad navlnsr beeo appointed admin
letratrit with the will annexed, of tn. .Mate of
K l.a Wansb, law of the county of Kock Inland,
tata of lllinoia, deceaaed, hereby irivca notice
that aha will apprar before the ounmy court
of Rock Inland county, at the olDc. of the Clark
i'f nld aoiirt. In the city of Rock laland, at the
February trrm.on the Drat Monday tn Febmnry
Brat, at which tim. all ixranna having claim.
Birainat ald Batata ara notified and r-.qucated to
attnt il, for th. pnrpoaa of baring the aum. ad
All prraona tndcb'ed to aald estate are re
iieted to make Immediate payment to the nn
traigurd. Dated th't 18tb day of Dec A. D.. iros.
Administratrix with tie will annex l
STAT OF ILLINOIS, I
Hock laLABDCOCBTT, l
In the rlrrnit rnurt. In chancery. Foreclosure,
feuneral .Nu. x
John f'rnhaugh va Myra Walker and Oeorre W.
Mot ire l berrhy (Iren that by virtue of a de
cree of raid onrt, entern In the above entitled
ranpe, nn tlie'aitiay t1 lecemhr. A. I , lays, 1
nhall on Hatiirilar, the lt day of February, A. I)..
at the hour of I o'rlork In the afternoon, at
the foath door nf the court hotia, m the city ol
Kirk Inland In mid connty of Kock UtaLd. to
atirfy ra'd del fee, aell at public vendue, to the
hiuheal bidder for carh, that rtrrtain parrel of
land, attnat In the county of Rock laland, and
rlate (if Illinois, known and deecriucd aa ol
The wept ninety rive ". feet of lot rnmher
aevrn (7) and the wret ninetr rlrc () f-et of lot
unmoor etifht ( and aim the north thtrtyisu
feet of lot i.amN r tipie () all In Mvvena' adul
tlon to the city of fttr.line.
Dated at Kock l-lund, Illlnola, this tlth day ol
December, A. !.. IMin.
F.I.WIS B. PARMKMTEH,
Maatery In lliatirery. Kock Inland County, 111.
Jai kpon 111 ll'T.
tanairrllan'a ale of Heal Eatata.
STATU or ll.UNOH, I
Rora lai.aai ootMTT. I
Hy virtue of an order and decree of the connty
court of llork l-linl rt unty, in the elate of lin
top, mitd oi the petition of the Uttderetitned.
John OlilK.iler, itiianllaa of William llam.taud
Klla lliiupt, minora, for leave to aeli the in t r rt
of mil nniior In retl e-ate. at the Jiinnarv
term, a. U.,k!Hh c.f raid court, lo-wil :-on the
7'.h day of January, A. I . lMid th iH on Sat -unlay.
Ine H h of February. A. It., IH'W. at th
hour oil oVIork in ibe afternoon of puddv,
relict pttMic vi'i due a: the pouth dar of the
court li ne In the pal I city of l.'ork I'lnnd, In
Blil riiiMvnf 1,'ork la and a n't .tnta of lllirrl".
to -lot hi-h at arl h-'tt bltdrr, the Inti r. Mof
rai t minora in the rial cetate dereriUtrd aa fol
Lot nnmlier one 111. alao the wept flfloen feet
I lot Binnher two itli. alao the weat tin- live
fret rn or lot nnmlier twelve (IK), all In Muk
ramhrr nr.r 1 1 In the original town of Coal Vai
lev and county of Kork Ipland, and Plate of
lllinot. beina the two thirle t'j) interrat of raid
ftllnora In paid re:i! eatnte.
Terniao' aalet One half (',) or the pnrcha-e
trtr. at t tie time of purh pale, and the ntnitnder
in one HI year from the date of paid rale, with
Intrrrrt on paid balanee at pll fer ri nt iHptr
rent! per annum. a cured hy mortgage upon the
li tervat of puiil mlt.ora In thff ti d iral ertute ro
nii.t: ortne eitlr putn ol the purchane money
ma ih Mt i' in caan u in. potcaapcr or pur
I ha ra pti eli'Pt.
li lted Una :h day of Jannary, A. T.. 1.
Joita liui.wrii rn.
litiardlan nf William Hanpt and ;la llaiipt, aa
HucslnQ A Hocft
RcprcattnUng among other time-tried
ni writ known Fire Iniurance Com
pttnlf the following:
Rorhreter German In Co.,
W-rrh,.ti't Fir. .
hnllalo Uernian ,
Hprlti. (K-rdon ,
tierman Fire ,
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.. Manchester N 11
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Oflicc Corner Fish teen th street
nu setxna Avcnne, second Boor.
Telephone No. 1047.
"The Old Reliable"
HAYES & CLEAVELANO,
Boprc'entint; over Forty Million
Dollara of Cash Assets.
IIUE, LIFE, TOKNADU. ACCI
DENT, MARINE, KMl'LOY-
Bonds of Suretyship.
Office Ben if. ton block. Bock Irian d, b
B enr, oar ratea; th.y win tntateet yoo.
J. M. BUFORD,
Taaeld IT ra and Tlaa-trl! Ccampaaiaa
Loiscs TrcaptlT Patld.
a. Vw aa any raltabie aatapaay caa t3v
l.at filnuf. la aallelted.
'For Charity Sufferetb Long
Mrs. Laura C. Phoenix, riilwaokcc. Wis.
Bf-if aiaiM a f m
and knowing; the good Dr. Miles' Nervine
uoa uuiio iuu, mj wuii to ncip others, over
comes tor dlollko for the publicity, this
letter may give me. In Not. acd Dec, 1993,
In dnaBMrfea- had tho "LaGrippe,"
and I was one-of the first. Bcsuming duty
too soon, with the care of so many sick, I
did not regain my health, and in a month
Ibxatn aa debilitated and uemmm
from sleeplessness and tho drafts tsado on
my vitality, that it was a question if I could
go on. A dear friend advised me to try
Mfr. Milrn' IZertlorati re Scrvine,
I took 2 bottles and am happy to say, I am
In rM.ttir tio.ll! h fhr.n np. f a'lll nnil..,.
- - - D....
ftm 9ccamional tine, an a nerve food.
as my work U very trying. A letter ad
dressed to Milwaukee, Wis., will reach me."
Jane o, v'M. nits. Laura O. PnoEiax.
n artit i. ...
iriiwTi iwiiiiiD in (Him Mil a DCFItlVO
piiarantcc that tho tlrst. bottlo will benefit.
AillruTriKtH8eil itotfl.tj bottles for S3, or
It will la sent, prepal'l, on receipt of prico
J tLo Dr. Miles Judical Co- til-hart. Ind.
Dr. Miles' Nervine
a. o. coinru.T. . D. ooikslli.
Connelly & Connelly,
Attorneys at Law.
Of c aecond Boor, over M tiholl & Lradui
iank. Money to Icaa.
Jackson & Htirst,
Attorneys at Law.
Off!-. In Bock I!r.d j'Jrmal Bank balldtnc.
s. s. .ws.
S-ieToeney & Walker,
Attorneys and Couuoellors at Law
w a. m oeriTMOU i ll,o.
Charloa J. Searle,
Attorney at Law.
' ' wa ' Tii.wr ,-.wnw,
. .altu1. l.nrr. v a nf Un.. l.l.mi emi..
0 See, rtoioa U'ock.
McEnlry ic McEnlry,
Attorneys at Law.
Lnea tnoner on rood aeeuritv: nua rol'oe-
lina Kf'rinc, aKUiheU J Lynila, ba&sers.
ii oe. rraiTumre iitotiv.
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Architects and Superintendents.
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P:ana and saucrtntendocea for all elaaa nf
huitdtnca, Poonr M and 85, Mitcbe'.l A lijada
bultdlnr. Take elevawr.
Dr. W. H Ludewlg.
Specialist of Eye, Ear, Nose
Office In Tremann new hnild'ncr. comer Rev-
enteentn afreet anil TMru avenac. Keek Inland.
Tclii'Uone So. lux).
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Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Only.
OSes, Wbiltaker Plock, soathwest cornet
Tnlrd aad Bry street. Daven(Krt, Iowa
Ko raw H and 18. Honrs: 9 toll a. ml tot p. n.
Dr John E Hawthorne,
New Dental Factors, over Harts & Ullemeyer s
Drag rtore. Third avetine and Twentieth street,
The latert appolntmenli for skllleil dental work
Henry Gaetje. Prop ,
Cut Flowers and Designs of all
City More. IS"? Second avenue. Telcohone 18ia
DBjMCn'S NERVERIKE PILLS.
The preat reme
dy for nervout
all nervous dls
eases of the fc-en-
rncb as Nervous
Manhood. IIncy: Nightly EmiwlcYohl
ful fcrrorn. Menial Worry, exca-seive uaeol To
bacco or Opium, which lead toCooaumplton and
Inaanity. With every 9S order e eiie a wriv
ten Foarant.'e to cure or reload the rronev
sold at 9IMO per box. boxea lor at&.00. Hi.
curnt raijucu. covasi, i!aciaa, otta.
bold by T. IL ThoBus, dniiSisL.
How Lives Were Risked In a
Quest For Gold.
THE TREACHERY OF A HOTTESTOT.
Trekking Double Quick From the Imd& of
the Matabele A Lire and Death Stras
e;le on the Banks of the River Taal The
Focndations of a Fortune.
I landed In Port Natal with golden
hopes in my brnin and 18 penco in my
pncl pt. Tlio hopes and tho penco ranished
quickly. There happened to be a wavo of
hard timop la tho colony just then, and
every body was grumbling. Gold was said
to Im pkniifnl up country, but I had no
means of pettins there. I knocked about
for a dny ur I wo, nnd when my last coptier
was (tone, I was lucky enouph to run ncross
tho proverbial frirtul in need. lie was an
Englishman named John Garwood, a big,
red boarded chap, with tho build of an ox.
soon saw that no was closo listed and
hard at a bargain.
It wasu t much of a chaneo that ho of
fered me, though I was mieVty triad to
take him tip. Ho had been in tho colony
for several years, and go far had met with
poor success. Hut ho wa going tortako
his little all on n search for gold nway tip
beyond tlio Transvaal, nnd ns I had noth
ing to chip in for a partnership lie agreed
to tnko mo alone as a hired helper. I was
to get a few shillings a mouth, whether
wo struck it rich or poor. It was a ouo
sided contract, bi:t I was not In tho posi
tion to kick. Garwood's otitflt consisted
of n strong wnjfon and ciplit seasoned
bullocks, a tent, two rifles, a brace of re
volvers and a lot of mining tools. For
driver ho hired a wizened and tough littlo
Hottentot who was ubout 40 years old and
knew everv part of tho colony. I took a J
mistrust to Janka from tho first, for ho
had a wicked eyo that could never look !
one straight in tho face. Ho was a fair
blacksmith r.nd wagonwrigl'.t, a dead shot
and nn untiring hunter. Garwood had
picked him up at Pietermaritzbcrg, and
ho ndmiUcd that ho had a reputation fur
impudenco and laziness.
"Don't you worry," he said to mc before
wo started. "I know how to manage
theso Macks. Janka is too valnahlo to 1
part with, nnd as long as I nm his master .
he will behave like a faithful dog."
I don't deny it," I replied. "You know
tho ropes out here, and I'm only a green j
nanu. jsut ins looks arc ng:;inst mm.
r?o we three started north, nnd I won't
JfST THEN THE
tiro you with an account of the long jour- j
Key. At tho end of two months wo crossed I
tho Limpopo river, and tlio Transvaal was
behind us. Ahead was a wild and beau- j
tiful country, but littlo known in thoso
Garwood was as fearless a man ns ever
lived, and though it was a daring and fool
hardy thing tn do v."c pushed right on in
to tho land-vf t!io Matabeles. You know
what lively icriuimagea tho Chartered
compnny had t here. At that time tho sav
ages were moro hitter toward wiiito men
than now, and wo located our camp in tho
safest place wo could find. It was part
way up a littlo valley, and iu among thick
timber. Thcro wcro tall mountains richt
mil left, n:ul a bit of a stream brawled by
And, if you'll Miovo mo, that stream
turned out to bo chuck full of gold. I
could hardly Olid it today, and I reckon
no iino else has stumbled on ic yet. Ab,
what a tlmo wo had! Garwood and I
cradled the pools from morning to night.
and the canvas bag of shiny nugget grew
heavier and heavier. And it all belonged
to him by the terms of tho cunt met. I felt
pretty soro, I ran tell you, but I worked
on and kept, my mouth phut. Ho did Gar
wood, and I calculated he would drive his
bargaiu to the lost letter. Iliad no rea
sons. Yon soo ho was n grnm, clcso
mouthed sort of chap, nnd it was all work
anil sleep with us. No pipes and cheery
talks around the supper fire.
It was a month, more or less, that vre
staid ill that lonely nook of Matalielehiuu.
Every night there was afresh heap of nug
gets to shovel into tho bag. X savages
ranin near us, nnd wo saw no trace of any.
Wo lived royally, for tho Hottentot was a
rare, gfiod hunter. And Janka was on his
good behavior, I'm bound to say. He was
as meek as a lamb, nnd when he sometimes
saw us lingering tle gold he would l'ok
nt it stupidly and carelessly, as though tho
shiny nuggets were no more to him than
so much dirt. Ah, ho was a cunning
rogue if ever there was one.
One night, when the canvas bag was so
full that wo could hardly tie tho Juo-.ita
fhut. a nueer thing happened. We awoke
in the morning to find ourtworiiles gone.
They had Ixri-n carried off from our very
sides. Wo h anted all around, but it was
no use. Garwood knew mighty littlo of
srooring. and I knew less, so wo had to
rely on Janka. Tho Hottentot had a ready
solution for tho mystery. Ho pretended to
discover signs of naked fet t in the tram
pled grass around tho tent and di'clared
that two sava?es had stolen the rifles in
tho night. Then he crept off into the
jungle like a cat, promising to track the
thieves nnd latimating that ho might
bring onr propcrtr back liefnro evening.
Naturally we had Uttlu 1);ih of that. I
ausJH'cted t!:e black kcamp, though I don't
know just why. I hinted as much to Gar
wood, but ko only laughed at mo. Then
bo I eiked saber and said that the ilaUbele
bad Kkely stoloD tho rifles to make ns de
fenseless and would bo coming to take our
Wo counted it lucky that our revolvers
were left. Tbey had likely escaped atten
tion, being fastened to our belts while we
slept. We loaded them carefully before
we trudged up tho stream to whero we
were working. We did not do much that
morning, owing to a heavy sense of danger
tha'C damped our spirits. We watched and
listened a good bit in between tho cradling,
and at dinner time, finding we had forgot
ten to bring our lunch, we struck back to
Janka reached the tent just as we did,
only from tho opposite direction. He
looked fagged out, nnd his feet and body
were Fcratehed by thorns. He was empty
handed, except for his customary spear.
Where are our rifles?" Garwood asked
sharply. " You are a pretty fellow to send
'They had much start, baas," 6aid the
Ilottentot in a sullen tone. "Vultures on
the wing could not havo overtaken them.
I followed their spoor to a Mntalelo kraal
yonder," pointing tothowest. "Tho dogs
of thieves had entered the gate. I lay hid
close by in the bushes and listened. I
heard much talk and saw many things.
At noonday nil tho fighting warriors of
the kraal will start for tho white men's
camp to slay them. They will be here by
tho falling of tho sun."
Janka looked us straight in the eyo as
ho spoke. His words and manner bore
tho stamp of truth. Though I bclioved
him capablo of any villainy, I would havo
sworn that now ho was not lying.
"How many are coming?" demanded
Garwood, paling under his bronzo skin.
Tho Hottentot liftod both hands and
rapidly closed and opened his lingers a
dozen times. "Hint many, baas."
"It's safe to count on half a hundred,"
muttered Garwood, turning to mo. "We'ro
dead men if wo stay here; aye, nnd we'io
as good as dead anyway, for these blacks
will track us like heads. It's a slim
"But worth tho trying," I replied. "If
we Btart ot onct!' wo can ver a good
n,a"v ,,,ilts h7 evening. Tho oxen arc in
barwooti nouueu. were leaving a
' dozen fortunes behind," ho said, glancing
' regretfully at tho stream.
' "And taking one with us," said I.
J Ho looked sharply nt n;o for n conplo of
j seconds, nnd I knew ho was asking hiru
' self if I expected a sharo of the gold. I
had not meant it that way, and I blushed
w,tn confusion. Then ho understood, and
1119 oves aronpea.
"We'll bo off at once," ho said. "Our
only chance is to keep ahead of tho Mata
belo until we reach the Limpopo." With
that we fell to work. Janka lent us a
hand, but every now and then ho was tak-
cn wlth a fit of shivering. Either he was
mortullv senred for his life, or It was tho
finest bit of acting I ever saw,
Well, we got off in short order, and as
soon as wo were clear of tho valley the
bullocks went rattling over tho grassy
veldt, with tho wagon swaying and bounc
ing behind. Garwood and I lay in the
rear end, watching every hill crest and
clump of scrub and listening to the crack
of tho Hottentot s whip.
Hut to make a long storv short, tho
Matabelo did not show tip. We traveled
hard all of that night and well into the
next lorenoon ueloro wo ventured on a
few hours' halt. Wo were off again nt
sunset, nnd two days later wo sighted the
Limpopo nnd crossed nt a fording.
Wo felt safe now, and wcro even a littlo
ashamed of our hasty flight. Hut wo did
net dream of going back. Wo had hud
quite enough of tho perilous country of
tho Matabeles. Wo took onr timoon tho
long journey through t ho Transvaal, head
ing in a direct route for Port Xatil. From
what few words Garwood let fall I sur
mised that he was going home to England
with his fortune. I felt pretty blue over
my own prospects. Tho wages that wcro
duo mo would last but a short, timo after
reaching the coast, and if the times were
still duil I might have troulilo in finding
employment. I'm afraid I had some bit
terness toward Garwood, fur I knew ho
had driven a hard bargain with me. Ho
was as glum as ever, and wo found each
other's company pretty monotonous.
Wo had pu.-thed on alter sunset because
tho Vaal river was not far ahead, and wo
hoped to outspau thero before midnight.
Garwood was squatted in Dutch fashion
against tho tailboard, smoking the last
crumbs from his tobacco bor. I was
stretched across tho bed of tho wagon, di
rectly behind tho driver's seat. My head
was pillowi-d on the bag of nuggets, and
my eyes were half closed. Twice I saw
Janka givo me a quick glance over his
6houlder, and when be did it a third time,
my old mistrust came to life again. I lay
still, peeping from under -my eyelids and
wonderiug what it meant. Thr.t was
where I made a mistake, though I can't
say I regret it.
All at once Janka swung around, and
swift as lightning jerked my revolver out
of my belt. With a twist of his hand he
reversed the weapon and brought the butt
heavily down on my forehead. Though
dizzy with pain, I gave s loud cry and
struggled to my knees. I saw Garwood
spring tip, reaching for his pistol, ond just
then the Hottentot fired. The ball sang
by my ear, and Garwood threw up his
arms and fell backward out of the end of
I staggered to my foet anil whipping
out my bunting knife faced Janka as be
thrust tho pistol Into my face and pulled
the trigger. Tho chamber either missed
fire or was empty, and before I could take
advantage of the opportunity the wiry lit
tle Hottentot dropped the weapon ana
jumped squarely down on me.
"The gold! The gold!" he screamed
shrilly. "It is all mine, baas, for you are
a dead man."
I was accounted pretty strong in those
days, but the dizzy crack on the head had
put ma at a disadvantage. Moreover, I
bad lost the knife. As I went down I
gripped the Hottentot as best I could, and
for a couple of minutes wo thrashed over
the wagon bed, locked tightly together.
I was growing weaker all the tlmo, and I
gave myself tip for lost. Janka was crazy
with rage and greed, and his skinny mus
cles were like iron. His purpose was to
get at my throat and throttle me. The
bullocks were moving slowly, but all at
once they bellowed and broke into a gal
lop, and I heard the roar of a lion off to
one side. The wagon began to sway and
pitch furiously, and Janka and I were
liung from side to side.
What came after that is a bit hazy. In
a minute, like a flash, the wagon was over
on its side, and I heard the bag of nuggets
rip through the hood. The Hottentot was
undermost now, but I was too weak to
hold him there. He would soon have
twisted loose, I'll warrant, only ho didn't
get tho chance. The wagon had Uxn
bumping along on its side, and of a sud
den it took a header down a 6tony bank.
Thero was rushing water at tho bottom,
and into it we wont wagon, bullocks and
all. I was clean nnder In-fore I could open
my mouth, and then I had sense enough
to hold my breath and kick. Tho current
must have washed me out of the end of
the wagon, for I camo to the top of the
riveir it was tho Vaal, as you hove likely
guessed and saw tho shore a little way
off. I gained it by swimming and wad
ing, climbed up tho bluff to a patch of
grass and fell down in a dead faint.
It was early dawn when I came to, and
I felt pretty chipper, except for tho pain
ful bump on my head. The river was a
yellow flood, and thero was no sign of
bullocks, wagon or Janka. I was a little
below the top of tho bank, and when I
scrambled up, I was tho most surprised
and delighted man you ever saw. The
bag of nuggets lay a few yards off, and
standing beside it was John Garwood.
Ho had a bloody bandago around his head,
and I took him for a ghost nt first.
"I thought you wcro dead!" I cried.
"It was a close shave," ho answered,
"but tho bullet only plowed my scalp.
I've been lying back hero on the veldt ail
night. Where's Janka nnd the team?"
I told him my story and his faco grew
as soft its a woman's.
"You'ron brave fellow," ho said, "and
I haven't treated you squarely. But it
ain't too late to make amends. You saved
the gold, nnd half of it is yours."
I won't tako it," said I.
"You will," said bo, and as his voice
had tho old stubborn ring I didn't argue
Tho Vaal being rapid and swollen we
knew it was no use to look for tho team.
nor did wo doubt that Janka's drowned
body was tangled in tho wagon. Wo
bought a cart and bullocks from a Dutch
farmer and made our way down to Port
Natal. Tho bag of gold didn't hold ex
actly a fortune, but it gave each of ns a
tidy littlo sum. Garwood went homo to
England with bis. I bought a farm hero
in Natal, stocked it with cattle and sheep
nnd put up tho buildings. Thnt's how I
got my first start, and I've prospered ever
Delay That Wasn't Dangeroua.
Once in a while the rlrv pages of gov
ernment reports are enlivened by details
cf sensational incidents. Witness the
following from a report of John W.
Fleming, United States mine inspector
for New Mexico: "I arrived at Cerillos
ou the evening of the 2(tn of February,
at 11 p". ni. On the morning of the 27th
I went out to the White Ash Coal mine,
about 2i miles from the town. When I
arrived there, I asked the superintendent
of the mine, James Dnggan, about the
condition of tho mine, and ho informed
me that it was never better; that he
had been in tho mine every day for eight
or ten days past, and had taken air
measurements and fonnd that the venti
lation was better than ever before.
Upon my request that he proceed into
the mine for its inspection, he stated
that he was required to go to the coke
ovens of the company at Waldo, about
2Jj miles distant, and would return by
noontime, and we would go into the
mine." At 11 a. m. an explosion of
fire damp occurred in the mine which
killed 24 men, and showed the inspector
that, sometimes, delays are the reverse
A Fond Mother"e Ruae.
There is a mother on tho north eido
who has a family of small children.
One day she became very much interest
ed in a book, and it seemed as if she
must read it, but the children bothered
her very much. Finally she thought of
a scheme whereby she could get rid of
tho children, so she took a broom and
put a red cloth on it and hung it in the
window. She then told the children
they must play she had tlio smallpox,
and that they must not dare ccmo near
her, for they would catch it. They kept
away beautifully all the afternoon, and
6be finished the book. Some of the
neighbors also saw the red flag and
asked the children what was the matter,
and they said smallpox, and the report
was current on that side of town in a
very short time. Not only the children,
bnt the neighbors, kept away until they
learned of the scheme. Indianapolis
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Children Cry for
Timing these long winter evenings, sitting
in the glow of the firelight, there is
nothing so conducive to contentment and
comfort as a good story.
Appreciating this, THE ARGUS has
arranged for a
Whxh will include ta'es of Adventure, Ro
imnce, and Mystery.
The first of these will appear shortly,
and will be entitled,
Is the motive in out
New Serial Story by
gui An Artist
The hero bets that
he can commit a
crime that will make
a great sensation
and escape detection
for a year, proving
that he is really
This is one of the
best American de
tective stories ever
written. That's why
we print it. That's
why we advise you
to read it.
Easily takes first rank as a
writer of clean and clear
cut detective stories. He
' And his New York detec
tive is quite as ingenious
as the famous Sherlock
Holmes, though in a dif
Is Ottolengui's greatest
work. It will be printed
as a Serial in this paper.