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v ATERBURY EVENING DEMOCRAT, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1895.
f-X jJ j--, h. Y If a man wants ! a good chew B.L. Tobacco I will suit every time. Its flavor is perfect, i it is the and LongestChew 5 in the world. 3 WITH THE TIDE. X watched him I love soing from me (Ah, would to God I had died!), And I prayed to the great all Father To stay the turn of the tide. To stay tho ebb! And he hardened, A lid ever the vaves rolled on. Till meadow and garden and hedgerows I could see them never a one. For I knew that my love -was dying; At tho turn of the tide he must go. The soul may cot leave its dwelling Till betwixt tho ebb and the flow. And tho people who all flockod inland, They culled it a great t-priagtifi, And I listened and joined in their sorrow, But I knew in my heart that I Z.ed. And my love a3 he watched the waters Sighed wearily; for his rest. Then I prayed onco more to our Father, For I saw that his will vas best. As the sea weet slowly backward Tho spirit of one who had died Was borne on tho w&sto of waters, For the soul must go with the tide. Florence Peacock in London Academy. ' Ouivrittizis aa Indian. Fighters cf Indians need to be men ci quick wit and a fcter.dy hand. Such o man was John Knwlu?, cue cf tke set tlers of Hadley, -Mas--. An exploit cf thit pioneer in 1G7G is nariT.(cd bj the his torian cf Dcerlleld. Tho Inrtif.ns had made nn attack upon Ilntficld, nr 1 troops from ether towns hndgonc to the rescue. Among the men from Hartley was John Hawks. Soon after tho Hadley men got asbora John Hawks, who wr.s behind a tree, heard some ono call him by name. A Pocumtack Indian, who had taken a position behind another tree, had recog nized Hawks as an old acquaintance. Hawks returned the compliment, and each man began taunting tho other and daring his enemy to ccmo into the open and light the thing out. The Indian had the best of it and was perfectly aware of his advantage. At any moment some of the gathering Indians were likely to come up behind Hawks and force hm out of his cover. Under such circumstances of course the Indian was in no haste to expose him eelf. However, the white man was not blind to the danger of his own situa tion. Something must bo done, and that speedily. He knew what his adversary counted upon, and that gave him hii clew. All at once he sprang from behind his tree and leveled his gun as if to repel an attack from another direction. The Pocumtuck took the bait and sprang for ward. He would "capture Hawks the mo ment his gun was empty. Quick as thought the white man wheeled, and before the Indian could raise his gun or reach his cover gavo him a fatal shot. It was all the work of a few seconds, and Hawks, though wounded in the ensning fight, lived to fight other battles. Send 5 Cents for Sample Package. FAULTLESS CHEMICAL COMPANY. Baltimore. Md. aS it MORNING ON THE J'H EIGHTS.""! i A glorkms morning! Where the city Ilea, . ; Far down below us, rests a foggy sea, Its edges curved around the hills that rise Outlined againBt the west. Far off and free Ring x out the factory bells, their rhythmic w ay Calling the toilers to, a newborn day. Then all is still, until a distant train. With rush and rumble winds across the plaia Invisible, beneath tho airy veil, to me, As cabled message passing through the sea. I listen to the river murmuring low And think of those who listened long ago. It seems a thousand pities to awake . The world once more, and this sweet silenoa break. Clara B. Heath in Good Housekeeping. A WASTED LIFE. I first met the deacon under rathe? odd circumstances. A persistent touch of rheumatism under my left shoulder, which defied liniments and plasters, sent me to the Hot Springs, seven miles north of Boonopolis, southern Califor nia. To reach the Hot Springs the traveler crosses five miles of desert country, where the cactus flourishes like tha green bay tree, and th3 coyote shrills at night his peculiar lay. . Then he climbs "the grade," a rise of 1,000 feet in two miles. This part of the way is over a mountain road which skirts pre cipices and winds in and out among canyons in a way that makes timid peo ple dizzy. Ono beautiful wintor afternoon Dea c6n Hardwicke started for the hotel. That morning he had procured at Boon opolis a livery team and a driver, and had been taken to different points about the valley, looking at lands which were offered for sale. Having completed his inspection, ho was driven to the foot of the grade, and there ho dismissed the team. He had in his hands a little black leather wallet containing deeds, and, as he walked along in his slow and dig nified fashion, his eyes bent on the ground, he looked liko a gentleman of leisure, perhaps a wealthy eastern tour ist out for an airing. At the foot of the grade is a little ranch house, and just beyond the road makes a tarn almost at right angles and skirts tho edge of a canyon, where the traveler is 'hidden from view in either direction. Iu this angle of the way a man wa3 waiting for tho afternoon stage, which was about due. It carried tho mail for tho hotel find sometimes considerable express matter, to say nothing of the passengers. But the deacon happened to come first, and as he turned the corner, plod ding slowly along, ho heard a smooth, clear, firm, but not impatient voice say : "Wait a moment, sir. And kindly hand over that gripeack and your mon ey." Glancing up, the deacon beheld a big revolver pointed at his head. Deacon Hardwicke was surprised and "I grieved. He was not a coward. He had lived in many a lawless community, had seen men lynched, had himself been a target for bullets more than onco. If ho had been armed, he would have fought as he afterward assured mo. But the appalling fact flashed over him that ho had no "gun," and that the fentlaniaaly stranger "had the drop" on him. "Oomo, said tho highwayman in a more threatening tone, "I mean busi ness. Drop your wallet. Give me your money, or I'll lot daylight through you. " The deacon halted and shook his fist at the man. What he said is not mate rial to this recital. Thou he turned and ran down the grade. The highwayman fired twice, and the deacon afterward stated that the balls whistled by iu close proximity to his head. The shots flustered him. Ho stumbled, tripped and fell. He bruised his shins and tore the skin from his wrists. Tho wallet flew from his hand, and he lay in the road, howling with rage and pain. The marauder advanced leisurely and picked np the wallet. Just then tho stage, which was a trifls late, as nsnal, rolled slowly arotind the turn in the road. The deacon's assailant leaped down the eteep bank of the canyon and rolled headlong among the chaparral. The remarks of the passengers on the stage, which picked him up and brought him to the hotel, did not tend to make him better natured. "Guess it -was all a fake." "I didn't hear any shots. " "More scared than hurt." These wero some of the whis pered comments that came to the dea con's eaTS. "If I had only had a gun," he said to me, "that fellow would never have got out of there alive. It's the disgrace that hurts. I don't see how I was caro less enough to leave my gun at home the33 times," he said, with tears in his eyes. 'Do you think you would know the fellow should you see him again?" I asked. "I should know him anywhere. He is short and wiry, dark hair, mustache, no beard, black eyes. And there is a great, red, flaming scar across his cheek knife wound, I reckon." "I'll tell you what we'll do," I said "Let us go to Boonopclis and find him. He will soon see that there is no pur suit, and will certainly go there. Per haps we can arrest him yet." Boomopolis at that time was only an infant among the cities of southern Cal ifornia. There were huge gaps among its business houses, now filled with stately edifices. There were no pave ments, and where 100 globes of electric firs now glare at night "npon' the passer by there was then only the dim and fit ful gleam of lamps from the windows of the scattered stores. After an elaborate supper at the Trans continental, served by retired cowboys from Arizoua, we sallied forth to visit the saloons and gambling places in search cf our robbor. We made 'three or four circtrits of the town without suc cess, and finally found ourselves in the Magnolia club rooms. I was enjoying the character of ama- tcur detective hugely. So far there was i i a- j - : i t. n u s- ; an expectation of excitement and very I little danger. But as we scanned .the faces of the company without seeing our man the deacon's brow grow black : with disappointment, j It was now after midnight. The cigar : store was closed, but the bar was kept open all night. Disappointed in our ! search, we became absorbed in watch I ing the game. There is something of the gambler in ' every man, and as I looked upon tho tense, excited .faces of the players the contagion of their example seized me, and I felt in my pocket for a coin. Find ing nothing but silver, which I did not like to stake, as-there was none on tho table, I was on the point of borrowing a double eagle from tho deacon when I heard a quiet but distinct voice at the end of tho room say : "Hands up, gentlemen, if yon please !" Glancing around, I saw a man stand ing at the door leading to the bar, a re volver in each hand pointed at us. Ha was a short, slight saau, with dark hair and a flaming scare across his face. There was no confusion. One of the loungers quietly placed his back against the door leading to the cigar store and drew two revolvers, which he pointed alonft the table. Two others, evidently confederates also, stood at ease awaiting 1 the nest order. The rest of us lifted our hands simultaneously. "The gents that are seated will kind ly rise," said the voico near tho door. The gamblers rose as one man. "Now, then. , Everybody right about and face the wall," was the next com mand. We advanced in two rows to the op posite sides of the room and stood, as di rected, ranged against the walls. Then tho two confederates stepped leisurely to the table and scooped the gold into a couple of little sacks which they pro duced from their pockets. Having secured the money on the ta ble, the brigands proceeded to rob our persons. With a great show of politeness they requested us to give up our watches, money and weapons. The follow tossed my revolver and my few silver dollars into his sack and grabbed at my watch. Just then there was a crashing, ex plosive sound, deafening in the narrow confines of the room then another an other and another. Then came dark ness, a quick rush of feet, a tumult of shouts and groans. It was the deacon, of course. I know it before the welcomed hurried arrival of men from outside, with lanterns. He had "turned loose" at the leader. They had exchanged three or four shots before the light went out, quickly and myste riously. j Tho men with the sacks' and the mon ; ey wero gone, but the deacon was bend ! ing over a form that was stretched upon the floor. The leilow tried to nit mmseii upon his elbow. - "I know you, pard," ho said. ".You're the man I stood up this afternoon. You've held over me this time. I'm gono. " The deacon's eyes softened. He drop ped his revolver, put his long arm un der the other's head and triedTo turn him into a more comfortable position. "I am sorry for you," he said slowly and simply. "Oh it's all-right," gasped the wounded man, evidently speaking with great difficulty. "I came into the game on a blufZ but you've called me sure." f "Is there anything that I can do for yon?" asked the deacon. "Bend down here," said the man. The deacon lowered his head, and tho other whispered something to him. "I'll do it," said tho deacon. The next day in the afternoon the dea con and I sat on tho veranda of the ho tel at Hot Springs enjoying a sun bath and admiring the diversified landscape before us. "Now there was that young fellow yesterday," said he. "Had he told me who he was I would have lent him $100 to go east, and there he might have amounted to something. He simply threw his life away." "What did that young fellow say to you?" I asked. "Told me his name. You would know the family if I should mention it. Want ed me to see that ho was decently buried, and to write to his father and mother." William M. Hinsdale in San Francisco Argonaut. Unccln's Substitute. It is not generally known that Abra ham Lincoln sent a substitute to the war against the south, but such is a fact. During the earlier days of the war it seems to have beeu the desire of all prominent men in Washington to have a representative in the ranks, and Lin coln was no excopton to the rule. At that time there was a minister named Staples in Washington, one of whose son3, then aged 19, had a desire to go to the front. Lincoln heard of him, and after a conference selected him as his representative, and he proved worthy, for h6 won honor on the field. He sur vived the war and finally died in Strcudsburg, Pa. Tho inscription on the stone over his grave reais as follows : "J. Summerfield Staples, a private of Company C, One Hundred and Seventy sixth Regiment, P. V. ; also a member of the Second Regiment, D. C. Vols., as a substitute for Abraham -Lincoln. " Philadelphia Record. A Queer Lawsuit. The Chicago News tells of a queer case that will eoon come up in the Min nesota courts. In that state the moose is protected game. While out shooting, a man named Phair was attacked by a moose. Owing, he says, to the fact that the shooting of moose was prohibited by law, Phair did not attempt to use his gun. The consequence was he was seri ously injured by the animal. Phair: is now .instituting damage proceeding against the state, on the ground that the animal is a ward i b'f the state, and that he was thus fcaicapped from defend ing himself. ; FOR LITTLE FOLKS. AN INGENIOUS TRICK. What Looks Like a Dif3cult Performance Is Really Very Simple. . In ancient times the sleight of hand performers were popularly regarded with awe, as beings who were gifted with supernatural powers, and the per formers, to enhance their own impor tance, took care not to contradict the general belief. Nowadays, wo know quite well enough that all feats of legerdemain, however wonderful they may appear, are quite natural, if we only knew how they were done, ; One of the rnzzling tricks performed by so called public mind readers, or clair voyants, is an extremely simple decep- Ltiou. The performer, standing onthe stage, asks several persons in the audi ence to write each a sentence on a slip cf paper and seal it in an envelope. Of course the stationery is furnished and afterward collected. Ono of the au dience is a confederate and writes a sen tence agreed upon beforehand. When the assistant goes through tho house gathering up tho envelopes, the confed erate's contribution is carefully put where it will be tho last one of the lot 10 k taa UP- The performer picks out an envelope, and, after feeling of it, with much cere mony pronounces the sentence agreed upon, and tho confederate in the audi ence acknowledges that he wrote it To confirm this, tho performer tears open the envelope and repeats tho sentence as though he found it on the inclosed paper, which is in reality another man's sentence, which he read, and then, pick ing up another envelope and fumbling it over, be calls out tho sentence he has just read. The one who wrote it says it is right, the performer tears open the envelope, reads what is in it and proceeds in that way through the lot. Love Grass and Love In a Puff. I wish all children could know the joy of "pulling love grass." I have seen j lawns and pleasure grounds dotted with : merry children pulling love grass, amid ; peals of laughter, for hours. I have ; never seen "love grass" at the north. It i has a glossy green stem crowned with browu or green aigrots. Two children j select the grass stem, split one of the ! ends, and each holds an end. Then they propound any question they wish to solve, and as they pull the stem apart gently it forms either an N or a Y, meaning no or yes. "Love in a puff" is another fortune teller. It gets its name from the fact that the tender littlo green puff holds three round seeds, each stamped with a perfect littlo heart. As in popping rose petals, the answer depends on the report cf the "love in a puff. " If it be sharp rnd loud, the answer is decidedly "Yes;" if it collapse noiselessly, that is a bad sign, meaning bad luck, or "No," as the question is put. The dandelion is another delight. If you can blow away all the little seeds at ono breath, you can find the bags of gold at the ends of the rainbow. "Reading the Book of Fate, "by Louise Willis Suead, in St. Nicholas. The Bicycle Maiden. Tho bieyclo maid is not afraid Of autumn's refreshing breeze. Away and far like a gleaming star She wheels past tho red leaved trees. Her white knicker suit is just as cute As her cap and her flying curls. November air makes them blithe and fair, These up to date bicycle girls. Mario M. in New York World. "Quite English. Ton Know!" "Give mo a ticket to Helephant," a florid English gentleman is reported to have said to one of the busy clerks at the Union station, St. Louis. The clerk looked puzzled for a moment and then said: "Are you sure you want to go to Helephant? I don't know of any such place on our lino. " "Awe, man, dost thou think I'm abloomin fool? I want to go to Hontario, and tbsy said I must go toHelephaut and Niag'ry Falls. " "We could send you by way of Buffalo," said the impatient clerk. "Awe, blast mo eyes, Buff alo ! That's the cussed place. I knew it was some kind of a blarsted hanimal. Give me a ticket to Buffalo, not to Helephant. ' ' Exchange. Penciling on Zinc. An ordinary pencil mark on zinc is in a measure indelible. Tho writer saw re cently a zinc label on which a plant's name had been written with an ordi nary lead pencil 30 years ago, and, after a littlo of the oxide had been rubbed off, the name was as legible as if it was just written. For permanency, where no illegibility is desired, nothing can be more durable. Meehan's Monthly. Duell nc With Obstacles. In Malta dueling is permitted by the law, but under certain restrictions. The combatants are bound under the most severe penalties to desist and shoathe their swords at the bidding of a woman. a priest or a knicht of the Order of Malta. Imparcial. IIOOD'3 PILLS cure tAver Ills, Biliousness, Indigestion .Headache. A. rfcasnt laxative. All Druggists 1 St''-. ufcV i v LIGHT AND AIRY. Falltime. Pass aroun the cider ' V :- Till you hardly know yourself f. Falltime in tho country, Full o' sweetest joys. All the fiddles playing Swing your sweethearts, boys! 6pring has lots o" pleasure. Summer's sweet to see, But falltime in the country la the best o times to me. Frank L. Stanton in Atlanta Constitution. Precocity. "Miranda," said Mr. Proudpaugh, "wo must put some money by every month to pay for tho education of our boy." "Yes, indeed," was the reply. "I want him to have a chance to learn things in a practical way as well as from books." "Do you, dear?" "Of course. I mean that ho shall travel, so as to get a clear idea of what he reads about; that he shall, by personal contact, acquire knowledge that is too commonly and confidently assumed to bo communi cated by mero theory." "I understand, George. And I am sure he will take kindly to that method of edu cation. Look at the littlo dear this min ute, in the coal scuttlo studying mineral ogy 1" Washington Star. A Greater Scheme. "We mean to try a penny social at tho church next time," paid Mrs. Watts. "And what's thatP" asked Mr. Watts. "Every woman gives a penny for every year of her age." "Better make it a penny for every year she is under 70. Then the contributions will bo long instead of short. "Trrlisiian apolis Journal. , He and She. -j His look is sad; upon his brow Wrinkles of anxious care Are furrowed deep, as if his grief ' Was all too great tobcar. ! His step is slow ; his head is bent, ' As if his joys were few. Has he been crossed in love? Oh, not His coal bill's overdue. And she how melancholy i3 k Her mien this afternoon, As if she felt she had been born - Too late or else too soon. Can it be unrequited love On her has cast its blight? Oh, no! She's wishing she had skipped Those deviled crabs last night. Somervillo Journal. A Cie?r CxiFiu. We think wo have some very clever littlo girls nowadays, and scmo of the little girls think themselves rather clev er, too, but what do you say to a child like this Maria Gaetana Agncsi, who was born iu 1718? She lectured in Latin in her ninth year. Parties of learned men, invited by her father, used to visit her home for the purpose of disputing with her cn philosophical points. After hor father's death sha was given his place as professor of mathematics at tho University of Bologna by the appoint ment of Pope Benedict XIV. Fat and Lean. Little drops of nickels In tho slot machine Make the owner fatter And the dropper lean. Boston Courier. Win's or Sleeves? Henpeck I dreamed of heaven last night. Mra. Henpeck What was it like? Henpeck I couldn't tell. You wero in front of me. Syracuse Post. Getting It Down Fine. She studied the art of painting And practiced it every day Till people said her complexion Had really come to stay. Detroit Free Press. calls for a Ain't it out o sight? 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