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SKETCHES BY M.QUAD
An Ace Detter.
Ouo day tbero nrrived nt Prairio Oity
a man from Grizzly Gulch?a bold, bad
man, with long hair, a voico liko tho
roar of a lion and a torriblo thirst for
rich rod blood. He stood on (he public
square and whooped till ho drew a
crowd. Then ho flung down his but and
cried out that Grizzly Gnlch was full
of b'ars und rattlesnakes und centipeds
und alligators, but thut every vnrmint
and reptile fled in terror at sound of his
footsteps. Ho suid ho had been scalped
by Indians, run over by wild horses,
struck by lightning, pursued by a prnirio
firo and drawn down by quicksands, but
ho still lived and was hungry for hu?
man earB fried in bacon groase. When
things went his way, ho was as good
natnred as a baby and would go a ruilo
out of his way rather than disturb a
sleeping coyoto, but whou things went
wrong, then look out! Ho could remem?
ber tho names of 21 men ho had buried,
and ho had a poor memory at that. Ho
was naturally a peaceful man, but once
aroused be could not bold himself and
would not bo responsible for damages.
Tho stranger continuod talking in this
strain for a quarter of an hour, by
which time tho crowd had taken his
moasuro. He had stopped for breutb and
was getting ready to jump on his hat
again when a man who had been lean?
ing against tho front of a shnnty saloon
lounged over to him and drawled out:
"Stranger, whnr did yosuyyo bailed
"From Grizzly Gulch, sir, and Griz?
zly Gulch is the beginnin of Fightin
"And yo've killed men?"
"Acres of 'cm."
"And held towns?"
"A dozen of 'em."
"And yer name? What- might ycr
"My name? Whoop I Thar ain't a crit?
ter in this hull ken try what don't trem?
ble when ho hears it! My name, sir, ur'
Three Aco Jim. "
"S-O?" draw lot! the Prairio City man.
"Waal, I'm sorry furyp, really sorry. "
"Don't go fur to rilo me!" shouted
tho stranger as he flung his arms about.
"Who bo yo that yo ur' sorry fur Three
"I'm Four Aco Jack," replied tho
other as he pulled a gun and touched
tho stranger's nose with tho muzzle,
"and as four aces all us beats three I
reckon yo'd better travel!"
"Suy," said tho man from Grizzly
Gnlch after a long look around, "I've
got prcssiu bizness over at Cedar City,
und if this yero crowd will kindly ex
cuso mo I'll bo goiul"
Wo watched him until he was half a
mile away?watched him, with no man
speaking a word. Thou the man with
the gun restored it to its holster and
started back for tho saloon with tho
muttered exclamation :
"Uali! Ho was only a duffer. "
Obliging a Seliunlnin'ani.
A schoolma'am bad arrived tit tho
frontier town to begin her duties, and
tho dozen nu n who saw her get out. of
tho stage, und enter the hotel agreed
that sho was young and good looking;
also thut she was probably nervoas,
and that tho boys hadn't, ought to do
any shooting on that first night and
keep her awake. The girl was at supper
when Hill Green entered the room, cup
in hand, introduced himself, and added:
"Tliar's a critter in town named Joe
(Joss, and I've said I'd shoot, him en
sight. Hein as it might disturb yu,
however, I'll put tho shoot in oft' fur a
day or two.''
The schoolma'am thanked him with
all her heart, and ho withdrew, but she
had only retired to the sitting room
whon Hill reappeared to say:
"Thar's a duffer in town who says ho
kin make mo eat dirt. Hev yo any ob
jecksbnns to iny stundiu up to him?"
"Would there bo a quarrel?" film
"Then I wish you wouldn't."
"All right, mn'am, all right. Fur
yer sake I'll lot him bluff mo tonight
and pop him toinorrer."
She expressed her deep kciiho of obli
gation, and he retired, but ten minutes
later ho re-entered to say:
"A galoot named Jim Wheelan has
sent mo word that he kin break mo in
two and will bo along party soon to do
it. Would yo mind if I lit on to him?"
"Would it bn a fight?" sho asked.
"Yes, u powerful fight."
"Thon, I hope you won't."
"All right, ma'am, all right. I'vw
lllus bin a gentleman and allus hope to
She thought she had seen tho laEt of
Bill for that night, but. she hadn't. She
was being shown to hor room when ho
met her in tho hall and anxiously suid:
"Thar's a wall eyed heathen out
yero who needs shootin, but. I won't do
it tonight on account of ye. I'd like
to ax yo, however, if I might tako threo
drinks at. the bar?''
"Hut you might got drunk."
"Oh. no. I'll take threo drinks and
then fling my hat down and jump on
"Hut no quarreling."
"No, ma'am. I'll jump on iny hat
and hoot, and some cuss will tuoklo mo,
nnd I'll chaw his cars off and gouge his
eye out, and yo won't henr a sound er
loso a wink of sleep. All right, ma'am,
all right. I'm a gentleman an yo ar' a
lady, and things shall go off us slick
as grease, or I'll kill fivo or six men
and know the reason why."
inlying Ofl* a ltnutl Agent.
After Arizona Hill bad held up three
or four of tho stages on tho Deadwi ?
lino tho manager sent word to him to
meet him at a certain poiut for a busi
in sa talk, and both were on hand ut the
'Look hero, Rill," began tho man?
ager, "how much aro you making out
of this doal?"
"Just fair wages," replied Bill. "I
think I cot about $000 off the four
' stagcB, nutl fliut's'notr/ing to brng a hour.
Somo of tho boys ou the other lines aro
raising ?1,000 at a clip. It's a poor lot
I of passengers you uro sending ont, colo
"They aro afraid to travel with mou
_ ey, nnd this thing has got to stop. Tho
? sheriff says ho cun hunt you down in a
I "IIo's n duffer, colonel, and yon know
it. Ho cnu't hunt mo down in a
"But I can hire four or five men to
track you down and kill you."
"You can hire 'em, of course, bot
; they'd want big pay, and then they
! might not hud mo. Tako it ull around,
colonel, I've got tho bulge on your line.
, None of the drivers ran shoot for shucks,
and as for the passengers, they couldn't
nit u red barn u rod off. It's a reg'lar
soft soap for dip."
"Say, Bill," continued tho colonel
after awhile, "you've always hud tho
reputation of being n squuro cuss."
"Yes, I reckon I hov."
"And I want yon to bo Bquare abont
this matter. I'm willing to moot you
"As to how?"
"Ar to buying you off. How much'11
yon tako to lot our lino alone?"
"Cash down and no dodges?"
' 'Must I let every stage pass?"
"You must. What's your figure, Bill?
Make it as low as you run."
"Waal, colonel," said Bill, after
thinking it over, "I've got a purtygood
thing of it, but I don't want to act
mean or play the hog. Gimmo$?00, and
I'll haul oil."
"Make it $500, Bill, to oblige mo '
"Waal, say $500 then, though it's |
dog cheap. It's only fur your lino, I
"Only my lino, and here's your men- '
ey, and I shall expect you to stick to
Bill vowed that ho would, and ho |
did?that is, tho first time ho tried to
hold up a stage on the opposition lino
bo was riddled with buckshot and buried
alongside tho road. M. CJuad.
TH? CHECK SYSTEM.
Ad Xnj-lhih Visitor Tells the People Abont
the American Way.
The Ameriaun constitution has boen
called a system of checks. So in Amori
i can life. When you want to travel, you
givo your baggage to tho porter of your
i hotol, and he gives you a check in re
I turn. At tho station you reclaim it
with tho check and pass it in at a coun
i tor and receive another check. As you
' approach your destination another func?
tionary comes along tho train, takes
i your check and gives you another check
in its place. Ho fishes ont your baggage
and conveys it to your hotol?for a con?
sideration. You have left your third
I ami last check at tho office of tho hotol
when you enter it, and thotice it is de?
livered up on receipt of tho baggage.
At first you bless this arrangement as
tho salvation of the traveler. After a
few weeks of it the tyranny of tho check
becomes so galling that yon begin to
long for tho lino old English method c.f
dumping down your goods in front of u
, porter and leaving them to find the way
! themselves. You would even hail it as
a personal triumph if somo of your bag?
gage would get lost. But it never does.
Sometimes it arrives lute, but it always
Yet it seldom arrives in tho shape in
which it started, if that is any consola
I tion. Thoy who have to do with bag
i gage see to that. You very soon discover
j why Americans carry their goods in
irouolad trunks, and why it .is madness
for anybody to do anything else. I
started out, like nn idiot, with a now
leather portmanteau. They ripped tho
stout brass lock off tho first wcok?
not for plunder, apparently, but simply
because it is the tradition of tho service.
They punched it and kicked and danced
on it. In softer hours, whon literary
inspiration came, they wroto on it. My
portmanteau today is an opitomo of the
political sentiment of tho United States
from Now York tp San Frnncisoo. As
a historical document it is beyond
price, und I am contemplating the gift,
of it to tho library of congress at Wash?
ington. As a portmanteau it has both
feet in tho grave.
Tho system of chocks is not con fined
to travelers' luggage. Tho conductor of
the train passes curolossly to and fro
asking for your tickot and giving you a
check in return, or asking for your
check and returning your tickot. If yon
hand your stick to a boy in a hotel
while you write your name in the reg?
ister, ho dashes off to stow it away in
somo secret place and returns triumphant
with a checlc. In tho very hotel bar,
when you buy sevonpenco ha'porth of
whisky you get a check and walk two
yards across the bar to pay at a desk.
But (ho apotheosis of tho check is at
Niagara. When you go down to tho
Gave of tho Winds, yon strip off all
your clothes and leave them, as well as
your valuables, in a tin box with tho
attendant. Then you go down to battle
with the cataract attired only in n suit
of pyjamas, a suit of oilskins and a
check lashod around your neck and ris?
ing and falling with tho beating of
your heart. No wonder the American
speaks of death us "handing in his
checks." It is only bydcuth that, he cun
rid himself of them.?Ignition Mail.
Tin- Minstrel'* Mlstatp.
Bo was a merry troubadour,
And his heart was filled with l<>v.
Fora maiden fair lieyond compare,
Who dwelt six Mocks above.
The night was dark, the winds were cold,
Hut Hid minstn l's heart was gay
As ho paused before that silent door
I And trilled his happy lay.
The music r.f hi> tuneful lute
Hose on the friu-id air.
II.- praison with sigh* ins darling's ej<-?
And the color of her hair.
H< -aiiR in mellow monotone
nt her form with grace bedight
And prayed that she with ecstasy
Would dream of biro that night.
Then suddenly the moon o'er all
A swift effulgence sent.
And very plain on tho w indow psi)>
He suw the words, - Kur Kent."
?New York Sunday Journal.
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SHORT OF BRICKS.
That Was Murphy's Dilemma, but lie Was
a Man of Idea*.
Two rival contractor!*, Casey and
Murphy, wero putting up rows of houses
on different Bides of a down towu
street. Ono afternoon Murphy discover?
ed that he wns runuing short of bricks
and that the men would havo to knock
off work for the rest of tho day unless
a fresh supply could bo obtained. Now,
Casey, on the other sido of tho street,
was well supplied with bricks, and his
men wero working like beavers. So
Murphy went over to Casey nud said:
"Dan, Oi'vo run out o' bricks. Lind mo
the loan uv about foivo hnn'erd, anOi'll
give thim back to yo tomorror." But
Casey wns in a bad humor, and ho
wouldn't lend a single brick. "Oi'll git
aven wid yo for that, Dan Casey,"
said Murphy, and ho went back to his
"Min," said he, "wo'ro short o'
bricks. Now, Casey's min are wurkin
atiddy, but if wo don't git Bomo av his
bricks we'll havo to knock off. So do
yo all Rthay hero while Oi go up abovo
in this buildin, an whin Oi yoll throo
questions to yo, do yo all answer 'Yis.'
"All roight, boss," said tho men. So
Murphy went up into tho unfinished
bouse and yelled:
"Aro yo all down there, min?"
"Yis," replied tho men.
"Aro yo all wurkin?"
"Do yo all belong to tho A. P. A.?"
And in two minutes tho 500 bricks
came over.?Philadelphia Record.
Little Girl?Let's play wo'h married.
Little Boy?No. Lot's play WO'a di?
Little Girl?No, we'll play wo's mar?
ried. We'll play wo'h divorced tomor?
row.?New York Journal.
Ki ll? ? : ions tif it ltachelor.
When a girl says she's glad Bho isn't
a man, you may he pretty ?uro sliu's
bowlcggcd or somethiug.
St. Peter couldn't have been married.
If be had been, bo wouldn't have tho
heart to keop any married man out of
It always makes a man mad to have
his wife start to read over a lot of old
fool letters he wrote her before thoy
To a good many people homo moans
a place whoro the husband can sit and
smoke in bis shirt sleeves und where tho
wifo can go around with no corset on.
Tho reason why women aro always
so interested in n brido is because tho
married ouo? aro wondering whether
she knows as much as they do, and tho
unmarried ones are wondering whether
thoy know ns much as Bho does.?New
The Acme of Irish Wit.
Lately, while an auctioneer was dis?
posing ot a bankrupt tobacconist's Btook,
ho was interrupted by a half tipsy Irish?
man with, "Oi bought a poipo from
yea last night for u shilling that's
worth only sixpence."
"I'll bolievo that, Pat," replied tho
auctioneer, who fancied himself witty.
"If you tell me who my father is, I will
give you back tho shilling."
"The father of loies, you ch'iltillg
spalpeen," readily exclaimed Pat.?
Smith?I heard a queer thing the
other day. A man said that a pig would
drink a largo pail of milk and then
you could put him in tho same pail and
ho wouldn't fill it.
.Tones?I don't doubt it. I knew a
man once that drank up a $10,000 saw?
mill, anil then we put him in a pine
box. ? Brooklyn Life.
She Prrfi-rrrtl the Nsn Style.
11" was :? gentleman Of the old school.
*'P( rmil me," bo said.
Then ho kissed her hand.
"Well, say, " sin exclaimed with some
omphusis, as if something had occurred
to provoke her, ' Mhi-re's nothing poison?
ous in tho face powder I use."?Chi?
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Dinner, 25 cents. Supper, 25 cents.
Meal tickets $4.
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