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VTOL. 6:--N04. PINS, - ., C THURS--AY, w--ECEMBER=.
Ton o'clocC and no one yet camo rid
ing back from tho column with later
news. Almost as soon as the command
had disappeared from view Mrs. Farrar
had gone home, Helen, Ellis, Kitty anid
Will in close attendanco, and t.cro they
wero presently joined by Aunt Liuerelia,
whose volubility even calamity seemed
powerless to check, and then, to the ro
lief of all tho women, Captain Lealo
knockcd and was promptly adiiitted.
"I am in search of my right hand
m'an," said ho, with his bright, cordial
smile. "''They toll me ho is playing
Achilles and sulking in his tent, but I
havo work for him1 to (10,"' and then
onco more did Kitty look remonstrance,
for she could fcrm no idea of work for
him that did not involve deprivation for
"You are not going to send Mr. Far
rar away after aill," she began, but
Loalo laughingly checked her.
"Far from it, "' said he. " II ieed him
at the guardhouse and mean to put him
in chargo of the prisoners when they
Coio ill. Tho chances aire that the
colonel will havo to arrest not a few of
thoso fellows, and ho'll do it in the in
terest of peace and good order, despite
the fact that ho ha.s no warrant. Are
you ready, sir?"
"I'm ready and willing to do any
duty, Captain Leale, ", answered Will
ruefully. "But I was the first to volun
toor for that courier rido to Big Road,
and I think tho colonel ought to havo
given it to me. I'll be oficor of tlie i
guard tomoirow anyhow, and would
just as lief begin now. Shall I come at
"Yes, the secomd relief goes on in a
few minutcs, and you would better in
spect them. Everyt hing is started right.
You have a capital sergeant: of te
guard. I want the sentries oil the north t
and east bluffs instructed to listeu for
all sounds from the east and to keel) a
closO watch on that plant of Bunko t
Jim's. Watch every movement in that 0
rowdy town e-:er yonder, though I be
lievo most of the populace has already
ridden away at the bidding of the so
called cow boy king. ''
Will bent over and kissed his moth
or's forehead. "I'll get my sword and a
go at 01100,' said he, "and I'll be back
as soon as I've mado the romnds of the 9
second relief. I Supposo nobody hero N
means to turn in for ai hour yet. Wo
ought to have news of some kind beforo c
midlight. " With that lie quickly left
the little parlor and, vaulting the low 8
fence, let himself in at his own door in
the adjoining bachelor roost. Mrs. C
Daunton, who had been occupying her- C
self closo to Mrs. Farrar, presently aroso
and stopped into the hallway, took a
heavy wrap and noiselessly quitted the t
house. Surprised, Captain Leale looked r
about him for an explanation. Ellis had ~
drawn aside thme curtain and with pale,
set face was gazing fixedly out upon the a
piarado. Kitty looked bewildered. It
was Mrs. F'arrar who spoke. i
"This has1 booni a trying day for Helen. ~
She Is not strong, I fear, and tonight ~
she is so nervous and unstrung that she ~
seems to shrink from company or con
versation. I have never knowni her sot
distracted. I fancy she wants to be '
alone a few minutes and to take the ~
fresh air on the gallery." Ellis mioved ~
impatiently, but said not a word. She ~
could see that, so far from having stopped
on the gallery, Helen Daunton had
hastened through the gate, and, turning 1
to Will's quarters next door, was thero
aw~aiting his reappearance. The boy r
camno Out in1 a momlent, his sword at his ~
side and wrapping his cloak a bou t him,
and stopped short in ovidenit surprise at
sight of Mrs. Daunton.
SEllis well understood the purport of 1
thle Conversation that ensued, though
she could hecar no word. Will searched
one pocket after another, then ran back
into the house, came forth again in
less than a minute, handed a square, 1:
white envelope to Mrs. Daunton, anid,
raising his forage cap in farewell, has- 0
tonled awvay across the p~aradle. Ashamed i
of her espionage, yet fascinated, Ellis t
lingered at the wind~owv and saw Helen
tear open the envelope and dlraw~ forthit
a little packet or roll, which she closelyt
inspected and rapidly countedl over.
Money! Treasury notes beyond ques
tiomni Monley, anud paiid 11cr by Jack
Ormsbyl Ellis dropped the curtainl and1
turn~ed away. She care'd to seeo1 n oro.
Over at the guardhouse the second re
liof was being formed as Farrar reached
the spot-seven soldiers in their fum
~,cappu and gloves and hxeavy winter over- -
coats and arctics. The corporal had just
reported themi aill present, and the lieu
tenanit quickly yet; closely inispecte 0(
their equipmnent, thon stppedl to tile a
front again. F
"'In addition to the usual ordlers,"''
said ho, " Nos. (I and 7 aire cautioned to
keep a sharp lookout and to listeni at-I
tontively for aniythsing at the eastward.
lIn thlo event of anmy un iusual sight or F
sound, ('a11 for the cor poral a t once. Who f
* is No. 5?"
"Oraico, sir, ' 'salid thIe (erp~oral, F
Thme youngI. (filer's face darkeneiid a
bit. lie had no( trust ini thle mian what
over and knewv well his evil reputatioen.
''Graico,'' said ho, '"you have dloubulei
functionis tonight. You have not only
* the same orders as Nos. 6 auid 7, hut]
k tho commanding officer directs that you
beko speoa Watchl over (ho sottle
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nent 1eross the rivo, particulariy o
ho plaint of Bunko Jim. I believe you
C0low it. "'
"There are plenty of otlerts that Ilow
t as well," wa; 1ho surly and unexpect
"That will do, sir, " was the stern
Ojoinder. "You were asked no ques
ions and will keep si lent ni til you airO.
)o you understand your instructions?"
"I am not deaf, was the sullen re
"Answer my question, Graice, " said
Vill, tingling with indignation, but
vepiniig his temper. Thero was a mo
1ent's silence, then
"I s'poso I do."
'"'here appears to ho somo doubt,
lowuver, " said Farrar coolly. "Post
'our relief, corporal, and wo will look
Tanidcd a 8quwre, white cnvclope zo rre
arther after Nc. 5. Has that man been
rinking again?" ho t urned and asked
do silent sergeant, as the re-lief marched
"It's hard to say, sir. Ie's ono of
hoso steady soakers. It would bo diffi
ult to find him when lie hadn't been
rinking more or less. I thinlik ho has
cen drinking all day, but he knows
'hat lie's doing and is as sober as he
i at any other time. "
Farrar gazed doubtfully at the relief
s it trudged away through the misty
ioonlight, shook his head in some dis
tisfaction, then turned in at the door
ay of the tower.
"I will look over the guardroom and
elIs," said lie, "and visit sentries
iter, " and, taking up his lantern, the
A big stove burned brightly in the
inter of the guardroom, and tho men
f the third relief, sitting or sprawling
bout, spralig Up and stood to att(Altioln
s the officer looked in. Another stc ve,
ie mate to it, wias burning almost at
Ad heat iii the general prison room
eross tie hall. Here were confined
:nne half dozen poor devils, thle seape
rates5 oif the comnmnd11( ; omet drin1k sod
enI and1 stupIid, (othersi mlerely reckless
1n( "'ne'er (do weel."' Fellowving the
pirit o(f hioliday dec'oratm l and11( iver1
xpect 1ing the visit of an offler t hat
ighit, one of the number, with a fine
m11e of humor, had induced a colmrad1e
ri fetch him a parcel from thle bairracks,
nd( niow- onl tho baro wooden wall oppo
itoI lhe en1tranlco thoroe hung a chromio
rit~h a flowvery border and tho pious
nlt iment, "God bless Our happy
0111.'' Will's eye caulght it at the in
taut. ''Take that dIownl"' saidl he, with
mniifest indignation. ''There is to be
o burlesqiue business lere tonigh:t.
'hero waIs a fainlt odor of dlead1 tobacco
bout t he grIimy roomI. ''You'll have t o
rarelh those meni and that room,'' said
e to the sergeanit as5 they turneyd away.
TJhiere mu1st lhe nitiher pipes, miatehes
01' anylthling with whuih they enni start
fire. It t hIis old rookery ever flames it.
'ill 4ro hike a flash. Do it at once. Any
10n in the cells?"'
"None. '1ir, and1( n1011 in tho outer
"'Keep th1e other emupty, thon. The
hances are it'll bo fil led tomorrow
lhen ihe column gets back. Remnomber
lhe ordelrs ablouit firo."
"No loan's like to forget that, lieu
enan11t, with the powder stored thoro on
he second floor."
"I know,'' answerod Will gravely.
'H ow much(1 powdler is there thero?''
"'Only a (dozeni cartridlges for tho
(veille' gun, sir, but that's enough to
11ow th la1ce into flinders."
"'There's 1no (ono ill thme light prisoni
001m (in that floor?"'
"Noi onie, sir. Thaot floor is empty.
he1'0n fizr(e up) there at al1."
P'resenltly thme tramplh, tramp11 (of mar
ial fec t was heard on~ thle e'runch~ing
no0w, and ofliecer anld Ser'gean1t bothI
tepped forthI to receive thle relief of
ehnres just taken offY post. 0110 of 1them1
ras Orow Knife. ie gravely sadlutedl as
10 passedl his oflie'r and( placed0( his car
Idto ill the arma rack, t heln went out 011
ho east sido0 of 1110 lit tle buti lhinlg and
to0(d therle, slilent, listenling for sound1(s
r0om the distant east.
''May I hafve the lieutenant's permiis
10on to go out 1n th10 bluff atwhile?'" he
sked1, as5 Farrar camo by himn. "'I nn
ear the 01al1 of tho corporal if wo aro
v'ant ed for anything, and I am very anx
rus."' And Will, who at first wvould
(avo said no0, saw~ the anxioty in the
nidiani's face and consented.
"Cr-ow is strangelysuporstltious, ''5aid
hn serunnlt- rafter a moment'n silence
"H1 }s beenI0 like tinat ever sinco
Came' t :uiard. 11iesy the ghost de
wvere hm ivling the d eath I stong la:si ni
iI t hat sinehoI's tN get 11 doit
blow tonight. \Ve can't. laug him o
Will turned away and watcelied ti
ralpidjy retreat ing form, growing djil
mer every secondtl. "I suppose Io de1.,a<
troublo for his pleI)IQ, and this ro
makes him nervous," said lie. "I'm g
ing the rounds now, sergeant, and wi
leave you here in charge. "
"It is just 10:30 now, sir. Shall v
"Aye, aye, lot it go,'' was tho answi
as tho young fellow stalked away in til
direction of the stables. It was his pu
pose to tako the sentry posts inl inver
order, so as to visit first those on ti
Without a break the watch cry wei
from man to man, No. 5 shouting
gruff, stentorian, "Allf. well, " th:
again directed tho attention of the ofl
ocer of I ho guard to his probablo cond
tioni. The last sentry had Cnlied off all
No. I had given, loud and proloige
tho fihnal assuranceo that all along ti
chaiii was peaco and security before Wi
reached the bottom of te slope and bi
gan his examination of tle stables il
corrals. The last thing he saw as I
cast a backward glance northward alor
the snowy slope that terminated ti
plateau on its eastern side was the sol
tary figure of Crew Knife, standiri
mute, motionless and attentive, just .
the upper end of tho post of sentry c
He was delayed unexpectedly amon
the stables, for one of the orderlies, i
the absenem of his troop and oilleers, I,
gono visiting amiioig his associates i
tho adjoining building, and one or twk
sparo horses were loos and roainiii
about the g:angwav. The next thing I
heard of his sentries there were excitc
shouts for tlie corporal of the guar<
and, hastening out into the night to a
certain the cause, ho nearly collidc
with little Meinecke, the trumpeter.
"Lieutenant," cried tho boy breatd
lessly, "Crow Knife's killed, sir. Stal
bed to deal!"
"My God!" moaned Will, as lhe ha
toned up the slope. "'There's a curso c
Christumstido at old Fort Frayne.i"
When 10, 20 minutes had passe
away and Helen Daunton failed to r<
turn, Mrs. Farrar had becomo anxiot
and ill at easo. Leale, too, had bee
listening eagerly for her step oil tI
porch with out, and, unable to cointr
his longing to seo and speak with he
despite her palpable efforts to avoi
him, he had early taken his leavo a
gono forth in searli. Ellis, sIlippir
from the parlor into the dining roor
had thence managed to go to her ou
little chmnlter for a moment or two
herself. Whatever doubt remaiMed as
the just ice of her sispicions up to dinn
timo that eveninig, it was banished rno
an(1 her heart was hard against Orms!
that ho should have so braved and d
ceived her. Looking out from her wii
dow she could seo much of the walk i
front of Officers' row, but not a sign 4
Helen Daunton. The clouds had thic
ened, the moonlight had grown dimm<
all of a sudden. Once more tho sno,
was sifting down. She could not dro
where Helen had gone.
It wasi a desperate woman wlho fitol
silently out of the little army hom
and intercepted Lieuteiiant Farrar i
the gate. In few words sho mado know
her (erranid and asked for the noto Mi
Ormsby had placed ini his hand, an
Will for the first time rememnbered I,
lie had stowed it ini thle pcet of th
overcoat he was wearing as lie roturne
with Ormsby from theocolonel's and wri
compelled to run back indtoors again t
find it. Absorbed though ho was in hi
own trouble, Will could not but remar:
how strange it seieed that hismnolhier
companion sho~uld be seeking anid Oru
by senin~iig t hise myksteious11 notes a
night. ie madrne such exphmauat ion an
excuse as lhe could, however, then hmi
WithI nervous fingers Helen counte
over the money ini t hie envelope. Tw
hundred (1o1llaris! Ormasby wasi indce
generous. Then, desperate, determined
thoughtless of the iiilitary crime sh
Was abonut to urge uilan her husband
thinking only of thle driadful1 meniac
his presence was to Ithe liendi~s who has
harbored and shelltered her, she spel
away up the roiw aind, t uiing thbroug)
the broad open spiaic' nea the I' colonel'
quarters, caine o'utnt h iIle snow cov
oredl brow of the heights oveiliangii
the silent, icebound st reani, and there
barely 10)0 feet away, the dimi outline
of the huge, hulk ing Iiguire could b
seen. Shie knew it onily too wll-kner
it at a glance. Cririe w:i sI tanding o:
post at the mlomenit, Ilistiniig alpparenti
ly to somie faint, d isnt iIsounids c
maudlin revelry that rose from thle ui
hallowed walls of Bunko ,Jimi's, hoyoni
the Platte. WVith one brief' miuttdire
prayer to heaven for guidance an1
strength, she spied across I lie snowy e,
panse and wa's at his side before h
could either halt or chiallenige. Hie nmeve
had time to specak before imipetuousl
"Rolyle .Farrar, I must slpea:k to ye
hero and now. If your being liere iiemi
only danger and harm te nit, you mil:
do your worst, anid I would levar t. Yo
are under a false name. Your life h:
so d hanged yeu that as yet iio (on he
rcecogiz~ed you. but it cannot last, 'ii
then there Will be bitter shiame and pe:
haps death that would lie at your dec
-your mother's; your peor, gti
mother, Royle, who hioldls her life onl
through the belief that you ar e no Ioi
ger alive t) briing further disgrace I
tour father's name.
But now lie had partially reenvere
himself andI angrily iinterrupted : " Is
my fault 1'm here? Did I suppose of a
cursed places thiey'dl sendt mue to it woul
be here, to be ordered about by my eni
of a brother, to see my noble captai
making love to my"
"You dare not say it!" she cried.
"You've had 80nma axpnionno of wJt
I daro, my lady, and ono thing I d
and mean to do is to stick it out ri
t brd and take my chances at Fray
Thore's no other post whero I'd find
it many friends at court if things
"You shall not stay hero if I hav
buy you to go," she cried, but
ishrank even its she spoke, as thoi
dreading a blow, for with uplif
hand he sprang to her side, then rou
1 ly, savagely, seized her slender wrisi
"Who aro you to pose as guard
angol of tho I?arrars? Who aro yor
say 'shall' to me? Do you realize,
r love, that your placo in the army in:
in officers' quarters, but down yon
le in laundressos' alley? By the Lord, I
II) But here a dark shadow fell betwi
bhin and the slonder writhing ohjec1
it his brutal rage, an iron grasp wNas I
in turn on the hand that so oruc
t crushed tho whito wrist. A d-p voi
I- eloquent with wrath, controlled,
boiling, seemed to ring in his ears
two words, "Let gol" and then, role
ing perforce his hol on the slirinkii
startled woman, Graico writhed in
rious effort to free himself from 1
olinch of Malcolm Loale, and writ]
" "You've the devil's own grip,"
g savagely hissed through his grind
i "I've a grip, my man, that wo
loosen till you are past doing furt
i mischief here," was the storn, rele
i less answer. Then, uplifting his voi
Loale shouted for the corporal of
g guard, and at the instant the cry w
1 echoing over the posts of 6 and 7. 'l
d sentry still writhed in impotent ra
1 Finding his struggles futile, ho oi
moro lashed with his tongue.
'"Don't be too sure of that, capta
Thero are somo kinds of a hold ce
d your grip can't loosen. "
"No insolence. You go from here
the guardhouso as it is."
"D-n the guardhouse, and y,
too,'' raged the soldier, hurling do
the carbine. "If I'm to spend Chri
mnas in limbo, I'm cursed if you sil
spend it making lovo to my"- A
her, with a tigerlike bound, his f
hand brandishing a glistening knife,
lunged at the officer's throat. A li
d forim had come leaping like a pant
up the path, and even before Helon's
had died away Crow Knife had hur
himself between the mn11 and the sh
ing blado was buried out of sig
There was a moment of furious str,
glo, and then the sentry lay, felled I
an ox in his tracks, and Leale's foot i
at his throat. The knife, blood stain
had dropped in the snow. The Indi
his han1d pressed to his sido, was sw
ing slowly back as the sergeant. of
to guard, with a brace of m1en, camo r
t ning to the spot.
r "Taiu this man1.1x to the guardiou
was tho brief, stern order, as they I
cd Graire, stiinned and sodden, to
eefoot-. TUi the captain turied to 0Q
Knife. "Did that crazy bru(o sti
. you? Aroyou hurt?" he asked, in d
"Captain, " said tho Indian slow
r "I believe I'ml killed. "
Lealo sprang to support him. Ot]
n men, running to the scene, linked th
hands and mado a chair and raised I
c poor fellow from the ground. "Ca
liim gently to the hospital, lads. I'll
t with you in a moment, 'said Leale, a
then hn turned to where, tremublit
terrified, lielen Daunton still stood
Sthough powerless to move.
"'Helen-Mrs. Daunton I First let
o se you homne. I ask no confidence,
Sexplanaxtijon, but this is somlething
a which I must help1 you. I have guess
othe truth, have I not? Thlat mn is yt
k '"My brother, Captain Leale? G
s pity me1, that uman is my hlusband!"'
.For a momuent not another word v
tsp)oken. IA'ale had1( recoiled--staggo
-as thbough struck a miortal blc
'Tien, inl boarse whisper, so choked r
broken seemed his voice:
"'Your husband I Your husband, Il
enI? Oh, myv Godi And I hlad thouj
1you free to be loved, as I have learn
--as you ha~ve t aught mie--to love yoi
",'Captain Leale,"' sihecried, "'in p
say you d1o nolt bel ieve thitat. Oh, h<
Sme! D)o unot tunx fromx me,"' she imaph
,ed, for int his misery lie had1( averted l
face. ''You shall not thlink me1 so vik
1she wenlt (xn der~lperately. "' I never ki
until todaty thait you had leanxed it
enror for mxe. I tihoutght all that had gn
with 1my3 youthx---h, so lonlg ago!lIor
axsked of life a pxlae where, I could
usetful and1( safe and wvhere, by anmd 1
e perhaps I could forget. I haIvo seemn
to myself so Old and dn!l :'d nal,
differenClt from1 thle womlienx moen love (I
I nxever drieamied it my dut1y to say I v
not free. Oh, I thouxghit you Were
frienid. My heart, has hoeni so heavy a
so numbtiiled I hxavo thoxeught it dead sih
t hat Chrmist max~s eve fouxr years ago. 2
1let mue tellI it to you, and3( you will unmd
stanxd. Four y'ears ago this nlighit my
etle Sick( bably wo~ko and wai led w
r painx. TJhat manx, my hlusband, was
a drnnkeun sleep n thle floor. 'To bhs
cry wolke him., He swore a dreadful 0;
at t ho 1lit t ho weak, whxite thinig in
arms1x anxd siruck it hard acrossi
t outhI. I donx't knowi wixat wild wel
I aiitxy huxsbanxd, but I toldl hir
wuld never see his face again. The:
e aught mxy baby to mty breast, andl I r
danid raxn trough I th cold Christn1
streets, and( l ith strs wvent out, and i1
ri lxhn wentt out iin thte houses, and
little baby on3 my breast grewv heav
anen, and hby and1( by it waxn day
and(, oht, so cruelly cold, and I1- ! i
ed the sha:w] and~ saw"-- Here, ov
com1 tby the recollection, the poor won
covered hxer face ini her hanids and1( bux
II And( thenx thxe captain. "'Helen, 5
d1 on my3 poor, poor girl! IHush!i I spi
1) like a brute, but I wa~s hit huid. I v
Syour frientd; I ami your frieund. Ii
h ate. You must go in. Take my cle.
you are shivering. "
,t With that lie turnedj and led hem
Island could be cleared of ieptiles, the
explorors taking the utmost precau
tionti, wilIe att work.
Gold oxpeditions arm starting all the
timo from places along the coast.
Southern Cali fo'nia sends out several
every year ; and places least suspeotod
of I.r loring souls with tho gold fever
have ships lying in harbor, bound for
slome southern port, but carrying' In
t'Ci r assenger list entiisiastjic pros
hlIetors for gold.
Tlie prohability of a gold island In
the ,Pacilie I. readily considered by
mIari0 ners. '.Il'hey say t.hat bailors are
very ready to 1ind a ship in need of re
paits near t-ibeso islainds, and for this
lellon tle sea oif 'atinma iN marked
i dangerous " on tho lialrineli' carts
Onl atccoun t of tie nutill ierous shi ps lithat
lay in the p1ort thbere fo' mend liiur. But
It is the fault of the sailors, who pur
posely conceal defects intil I near these
island in t.he hope of landing. Once
landed and tlhey hope to 1ind a spot
wvhere ore is liel enough to warrrmnt
alrtling alwity i) bags.
The old Maino earpienter brought
honie with lim twenty bags of oro,
much of which pasised for fruIt and the
remthai nderm' as cnurios picked up1) inl his1
travels. One lard, rich picce of ore
wis prT'e t'ed attd his son has It today
to show would-he hutiter-s for tho lost
lal I and wi nter are the seasons when
the :old hunt is most protitable in the
Southern 1 'ac iLe. It is cooler nOW ItId
the crew tiId miners arO low willing
to exert themslves. In the spring,
wlien the feverish weather coies on,
all can sail home.
An islan(l of puro gold is not an iml
possibility. 13y this is not imeant, the
lear, pure-t ore of ColmlIerce,for. this is
Im possible. But th rough, streaky,
'ellowish , datirkish stulf' that, hWing
valre(d, slows m1ior1e gold than rock.
eh io ale 1iaIs allioot, entirely of
,i II and it is not, impossible tbat an
tI-guli islanid Imay be found.
If the sixtI ex ped itioni succeed, or
Sany of tiihem , ihero will be a " Souti
'acific gold Colmimnaly " its powerful anti
;rganizatiou as the Cecil Rlihodes South
\ I lean dialiond corperation.
ISTAiTi'1NG A IIALKY lIORSI,.
I'lie Alulimait Thinks or Only Onte
Tiaig a. a 'I'Ime.
A skinn, ,illl-fed, discontented and
tnareh istlic liorbe Iad conie to t.he con
'husion that it had hauled its load farl
mougl and bthat it would defy the
)velhieatr ing master and go no further.
I'hie result wits at blockilde of the street,
inuseA by a balky hore. As Is usual
in such ciLses a erowd gathered to dis
L-uiss tihe situation. l0very one took a
hand at trying to lead thc horse, but it
planted its fore feet firmly and refused
to be budged. Various suggestions
WerI' (ffIered to assist its locoIIotion,
but few: of them were tried. The com
eliani of .he.crowd offer-ed the titme
worn 14uiggestidoir tilit i fire--b3- buhilt
tinder it, but it fell Ilat and no one even
In the cr'owul was a well-drossed man
in a silk flmt andt a natty overcoat. li
baud olserved in siflhence all the wayt
and Iimeans for moving tie obstinate
borso. At length he btCepped forward
tnd said :
"1,,-t mc try. Who's got a piec of
itring ?" A sImIll boy went into Iiis
loekets and prod uced the desired arti
.h-, a good, stout length of packing
, ine. "Now get me a short stick and
ve'1 soon get tiils horse out of the
vay," said the man. Tie small boy
,lso prod need a stick. Tihe eiowd gazed
tupidaly and wondcringly at thie pre
)arations, al thonghii those wiose sug
restions hatd bieeiinrejected1 smiled sa
Th~e mnan in the silk hat had tied one
mdo of the string to thme stick and then
>cgan to wind the other end arouand Liio
lorse's ear. T(he horse hunwg hiis head
i.nd lookeid obstinato. As the string
Jegian to tighmteii thbe horse woke up and
,red to jerk hiis head away. Th'le furm
her the string was wound the uneasier
he horse grew. A fter the last w ind
ind beein takenct the stick was thrust
*liroiugh the brow band of the bridle.
Pihe bsorou wriggled his ear v igorouisly,
shmook hiis head imipatiently, then his
aye grew wild and lhe hegan to move.
Ilis will was beginning to weaken.
Bud(denily lie staited oil' wagging his
~ar briakly3 i and the cr'owd cheercd.
"T~halts the wvay we used to startL
dal ky hiorses and miiuhIl when I wats
re ighting odown in Mexico aL good many
carsh ago. A hioiro can onily think of
)fe tlhi ng at aL Lie anid the string on
i Is ear' takes hiIs atteaition away from
lis balk. It's veryv simpe"Kna
v ill venitiura" to as',eirt Lthat if each boy
Sgiven at llock of fowls, if onily JHan
,ms, a'nd hii alone have the mianatgo
nen11t, and Lhe receipjts--ai ver impori1101
ant adjuncnt - Lihe Ilock of fowls will
sauase the boy to take an interest ini
'aring~ fromn th2 stairt, I t himu bo
somne attctustomeid to the breedl anmd he
will soon learn t~bo poinits ouf all breeds.
Anid ho will n ot st.4 there, ie will
ri to know the br'eeds of cattle, sheop,
hors~es anld hogs. Ili will loo(k forwaird
'0o the exhihitions of thu couintr'y fairs,
,Lnd str'ive toi win pr'izes. I to will have,
L liovo for' thme farma bredl in hi hm fr'omi
hme stiart. and( wvhen lie Is a aman he will
'earn fort the hatppy (lays sp~ent oni the
arma, and wIil get ba ck to it if lie can,
houi1li e be. inrduierd aLway. Whlen otno
>ecomies' inltilirested( in poul tury on the
ar-m, he becomes emdiitted to an liter
est In everything else. As soon as your
lOy Olnn Imanage themi, give hiun a few
lantamns, and atfter he is oldler statl~
iim withi some pur io breed oif standard
Izer. It is the host plan for teachIng
he boy to rem-ti n on the faarm.
--A Sv-eed ish servant-maid, lindling
,hat her'a istress was tr'oubled wIth
dleeplesness, told hem' of a practice of the
loople of her countr'y who were almi
atry anlicteod. It was to take a napkin,
lip it in ice cold water, wring it lghtly
tnd lay It acr'oss h10r' yes. Trhe plan
w-as followed, and It workedl like a
~harm. The Iirst nighmt the lady slept
oumr hours w ithouat wakIng-something
ihe had not (lone for several months.
A~t the end of that tImo the napkin had
'como dry. By wettIng It again she.
At once went to sleep, and it required
30nsidorable force to arouse her in the
Hilts of* Humor and Nuggets of Truth
for the Itultitudo.
--Not to love the good Is a proof that
you aro bad.
-Tia first and worst of all faults is
to clhwatt one's self.
-The rich are ri h because the poor
-Thoro Is a breed of dogs In Russia
that cannot bark.
--Thcre are thirt3 towns called
Washington in America.
-An ounce of oncouragement is
worth a pound of faultfinding.
-Tho Japanoso, up to 1858 wore
vaccinated on the tip of the nose.
-Thoro is a growing demand In
E'ngland for human skin loather.
--Th biggest coward in all the
earth Is tie man who Is afraid to do
--The reproaches of enemies should
quicken us to duty, and not keep us
-If you want your life to be a suc
cess, never be found opposing the
-The pen is a mighty engine, and
it sometimes runs away with the en
---If thou d i ro the happiness of the
child, tenoh hhn obedience and solf
-No mnit ever bolieved that a cry
ing baby belonged as much to him as
to its mother.
-Somo women look at a secret much
as ia man looks at whiskey-as too good
---A woian readily pardons a ininls
ter's failings. To her, it's human to
-Uts arO sid to bo niusicial be
cIsO thOr infSdOS are comI)osd00 most
ly of liddlestring.
-l1 who does his best, however
little, is always to bo distinguished
fromt him who loes nothing.
---upposo everybody should stay
away fromn church as much as you do,
what would be the result.
- --Charcoal is very highly relished
by fowls, hoth young and old. Al- "s
ceop a supply before thema.
-I ook over on the bright side,
Which is the heaven sido of life. This
is far better than medicine.
-Two statos of the Union-Wyo
ming and Nevada-have less than one
inhabitant to the square mile.
--There are many more fools in the
world than thero are knaves, other wise
the knaves could not exist.
-Every real nice old womaa thinks
that people hike to hear about her mar
ried children and the grandchildron.
-The wiso man does not toll all he
knows; and- does not always listen
while others Cll all they know either.
-Women opmprlse two-thirds of the
ch uic'h -mer hopI- of the-United States'
but only one-thirteenth of4ho arImnF
-When we strivo to do the best we
can, we are sure to find that our best
is beyond anything we had dared to
--Tihe ronsons why somu mon are
such inveterate wind-bags would seem
to be becausO their wives blow them
up every day. k _j
-1Evory man is the architect of his
own fortanc. And its lucky for the
most of us that thoro is no building
-Tho man who is drawn Into a
sclhemto to invest I cent and draw oat
iil may not bo a fool, but he is in no
langer' from brainl fever'.
- - In l 'arais there Is a skating rink
formlued of real ice on a circular basin
of water artificially cooled by piptes
containing ammonIa gas.
-It has been said that it costs noth
ing to say a good word for another bu
when one nuast lie to do It the word
seems rather expensive.
-FVogg is mean enough to say that,
generally speaking, the women who
remain- single " from choice " are not
a particularly choice lot.
-When you have a cold you do not
know how to cure it. All your friends
know how and they tell you; but that
dloes not all'ect the coldl.
-When a woman gets angry you
can generally doepond ont her sagng
frackly what she thinks-or at least,
what she thinks just then.
--" Oino swallow does not agake a
summer ;" but it mnay have occurred
to you that one grasshopfper makes
more than a dozen springs.
--The war and navy dopartments
are ondavoring to arrange for tho use
of smokeless powder, such as lhas been
adopted by Fr'anco andI Gcrmtany.
-A matchinc that outs match stIcks
maikes 10,000,000 a r~.y. TIhey are ar'
ranged over' a vat, andl have the headis
put on at the rate of 8,000,000 per day
by onto maan.
-"Come in and get your' soul saved
whlil yc ou wait,''is the notice that a
G;lasgow itan ref-,tes ho saw at a Sal
vnationa Armty mueetintg dluring( his re
tetnt stay Ina Chaicago.
---A clergyman rays It is not wrong
to dlance if you (dance proper~y, ~Judg
ing from his subsequient. aemar'ks, the
way to danc prtopeorly is to sit in the
cornerW andI twirl your fingers.
-Many times we aare under the
tiivino influence when we are not con
sci(ous of It. No man speaks a good
word( or per'formns a goodl deod without
beintg anil uenced b~y the spirit.
-"Madam," shouted the attorney,
"do you know what the punishment
will be if you do not toll the truth as
y ou h ave sworn to do ?" " Certainly
I do;'L will'be crossedqucstioned again."
-.' Seventy berths in the ladies -
cabin !" exclaimed Fogg, after hearing .
a dlesca'iption of the new steamer.
"0 treat Scott ! but there must have
been a terri ble Eqcmall about that timel"
-The people of, the District of.
Columbia are getting ready to ask Con
gress to substitute a oreaq tory for
the potter's field at Wa~b an4l
it is believed that the pl J p.
--In Russia the people #8.t0 thor
mometer of Leslie an Englishman; In
Germany, that of hEoaumer, a Froeh
man;, in 'France, that of Colsius, a,,
Swedo; in E~ngland and 4ierioa, that
di F~brenheit, aGerm -~
aro .io angle Ly the colonel's quartorx, and
gIt therO she looked up 0110 instant into hiS
no. sorrow stricken face. "Do not cone far
so ther with mie,"' she implored. "You
go have beon so good to me," and, boving
to her will, he lot her go, and stood,
to following her swiftly retreating form
sho with him longing eyes. And then, soft
igh and sweet and clear, as though rising
ted above all surrounding of crimo or sin or
gh.. sorrow, there floated on the night tit
prolonged notes of the cavalry trumpet
ian sounding the soldior lullaby, "Lights
i to out."
my "Lights out, " murmured Leah.
not "Lights out. Alh, God help mo l For li t',
dier and lovo it is iudeed lights out. "
've The next day Crow Knife died.
"PH TO III- CONTINUED) NE*XT l:1:l.
y AN ISLAND MADE OF PURE GOL.,
yet IN TEIl SOUTII PAClFIC OCIAN.
ail- Marvellous Story as Ilow i Was
1g, 1jst to View--The Gold Belt is
fu- Guarded l)y Snakes.
lhe IM, biggest gold yarn ever told is
led einitg whIispered around ; and, strange
to say, it has found so many believels
he that no less than six expeditions are
Jng being fitted out.
'he gold yarn is about an island of
gold in the South Pacific Ocean. it lit's
n the belt of gold islainds, wet of
Ir anaita. But tihis olne is so much larger
nt- than the others, so much richer and so
00, mtch more etisily wor-ked, that it is
the the muagnet that is drawing all the
mnt gold parltics towro-d it.
'he When Cecil Rhodes said lhe was go
go. ing to corne the dimiond market of
:c ll.e world hv % '.ting J)o -sessiol of the
en tir e Sout .\frican lines, spiecla
tols lLlghedI at I hil), Ind investor.1
' wanited to imtipr)isolt him atd BaIrnta.(to
n and' lir iw era.y knaves who were
tryintig to get rid of the iuoney intirust
to eli to themt.
lit Ielt, I arnato and IRhodeus knew
u, whore the" C1ornter1 " ias locatd, anild
wn they fouid it.
st- Tite hiuinters for the new gold field
are talking about " cornnrs." They
ay that gold lies so plentifulliy In this
ne'w region that to own it practimlnhy
ree corne rs the gold of thu world. l'rom'n
he nowlere else catn it he mined so cheap
he ly or plentifully, and that fact alone
ir 111,tt ve00i at coriner.
ary The gold field towar(l Which tle six
led winter ex ped itliols arte Po1intling Is in
i. thu waritl partof te lI'acifie. It con
ht. i-to of jul islaid w itl sandy beach and
twoi tiouintains which rise like horns
3 at the opposite enis of the island. The
iko bac:h is rich with ore, even the peh
Vas ble)l hcaring that dark rusty look that
ed, tmeans gold. Bitt the richest layers
ni, -ar ., the t in uni,4 .-S, -wh re there is (1
ny- whole ldge of .oft, rocc that is more
the than ialf gol. Tie ledges reach es
u along one 1nd (if the iantd, which is n
giarter of a mile in w idth and rises ill
geat height, rich int goid.
The di scvery of this islndd ates
hack twelity year.-: and for that Ilengt-h
Is of time ecxpeditions have been getting
OW readv to sail for it. Hot all have Iet
ike witl sone calamity before starting.
LCp MeIIwlile the secret huA bon kept.
'The story is something liko this
1y. Twenty years ago a Maino carpenter
started by silip front California back
er hote, gOing by way of Panamna. When
nearly in port the shipi stoplped at an
( island for repairs, and the catrpenter
h0 took a day to enjoy himself. At the
ry pliclie house--for the island wa!, I
he stnall sentlement--he met two tSilort,
,,(I who had with them a bag of oro.
, Hearing he had been t miner they
as asked him to test the metal. le did
so, findinug it nearly pure gold. The
Ssalilors said they hiad ootainied it froamt
tan island one day's sailing north.
. TJhe~ sailors proposed that all go back
" to the island and get, a ship load of
ed gold. They would start in a vessel
mrin purchased with thecarpenter's tmoney.
T1heo carplenter agreed and back they
ad went. Near the island a severe storm
caime up, wrecking themi. Th le car
as penter and one saIlor were cast ashore,
ed butt the crew perished.
v Next0 day they-the carpenter and
'hesailor-explotred the island and
nd wer delighted to linid it rich in gold.
They gathered such (of the mineral as
ci- they could and that day wvere prov i
~ht dentiailly picked Iup by a vessel hap
icd pening along. They hailed her and
." were taken abroad.
ity Returning to his home In Maine he
'ar mnarried, intending niext year to return
-to his island of gold. Ils wife object
)-ed, however, to the voyage and so the
,, years passed. Last year the carpon ter
died, bitt otn htis death-bed Ito told hits
yson how he taed the sailor had shovel
foed upi pebbles that were more thatn
no half gold.
ly But the son was less adventurous
be than his fat her. Liko his mother he
was incred uIl( and told the story to
(afriends as an evening tale. The first
'rientd who heard It after the old1 man's
death sin ang to hIs feet.. " if youtr
famther told that story," said hte, "' it is
'Strue, ar~d i am going to lit out an cx
ny ped itiotn to look upl that island1.'
itd A patrty was spteed ily formed and in
irma a few dlays It will sail firm Mvaine to
Jh, look for the gold island ini the South
or crn l'acific.
it- Meanwhile, htowever, ithe news
fith sprnead, and parties in Boston took It
up and began fitting out a ship of thteiir
y~ 5 Th location of the island is such
thl for the bearings were found In the ef
ny fects of the old ctarpentern-that it
hoe mlghtt easily exist and lie laden with
as gold, for It is in the richest gold belt
I Such an island mnighit easily have
been foumnd ~befroronow by oter ex
is year, but for one fact. TJhere is a cer
It tain latitde of the South I 'acific
Ito where the greatestt qjuantity of poison
ifor caus reptiles live. TIhe Islands are alive
mt w ith theml and SO venloous and fierce
a.ire they thtat mariners do nt land cit
er- these Islands nor does a living soul1
nn touch them from year to year. Marl
rst netrs' courses lie as far away fromt
them as possib)le, and thtis Island lies ini
'tac very midst (If this "Snake Belt."
Al. Trhe exploring party would he
ke obliged to rid the island at once of rep
'as tiles. They would first assure them
is selves that they had found the island
so rich it gold and then the snake.
could he driven outt by poisons andh by
to planting certain herbs that are repul
sive to them. In six months a small