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lxt WlxtWin axlg gaglc: lmxsiten laming, pfortfe 19, 1891
A I eater the shadowy portals of night.
To strayin her solitude vast,
Pale memory "whispers a vanished delight
And summons a shade from the pa&t.
LoJ my Marguerite plays: the sweet passion
and skill
That we loved speak again in her art.
How the strains of her violin sound, at her will,
Like the chords of a human heart
It is only a dream, such as travelers say
Thirst gives in the lands of the 6un;
And the cad, sweet face and the form pass
The music and glory are done!
t call on my love in griefs passionate words,
If only one moment to stay;
But all that I hear is the twitter of birds
That wake in the morning gray.
Where the far distant Alps seem a cloudland
of snow.
Are a lake, and a valley so fair,
and a sculptured stone, with its record of woe,
To tell she is sleeping there.
W. Grow Gregor in Onco a Week.
"Chip, you'd better start at once.
Don't be on the road after dark with so
much money about you."
The window was high from the ground,
and the disreputable looking tramp who
had entered the garden heard Mr. Stock
well's remark and camo to a stop on tho
graveled walk.
Neither Mr. Stockwell nor his trusted
clerk, Chip Ferris, saw him as he half
crouched beneath the open window, from
which place their tones were plainly
Mr. Stockwell had the largest grocery
In Lebanon, and Chip Ferris, though only
17 years old, was his right hand man.
He owned another grocery in Milldale,
a thriving little village eight miles away,
and Chip had just been directed by him
to go over and collect the month's re
ceipts from the man in charge.
"Tell Hanley I'll be in Milldale to see
bim just as soon as I can get out of the
house," said Mr. Stockwell, who had been
overcome by his old remedy, the rheu
matism. 'Tve instructed him in the note
to turn over the collections to you, and
if any stock is needed he can let you
The man at the window did not wait
to hear more, but went noiselessly to the
gate, all thought of begging removed
from hki mind.
A companion, as ragged and vicious
looking as himself, stood waiting for
him some distance down the street.
"What kept you so long?" he growled.
"Any luck?'
"I should say so," was the response.
"You didn't get any money, did your"
."No, but we'll soon have plenty if wo
manage things right."
And he proceeded to confide what he
had overheard.whereat tho other worthy's
eyes glistened.
"Well, that is luck, and no mistake,"
he said. "If he's only a boy it will be as
easy as rolling off a log. There he comes
At that moment Chip Ferris was clos
ing Mr. Stockwell's gate.
He walked down the street in tho di
rection of the two men, giving them no
more than a casual glance as he passed
by, for tramps were no rarity in Lebanon.
"Those fellows are pretty rough look
ing customers," he thought. "It's a won
der the constable hasn't got them."
It was 3 o'clock then, and he went to
the stable in the rear of the shop and
harnessed the horse to a light vehicle.
The drive to Milldale was a pleasant
one, and-Chip enjoyed tho prospect of it
About a mile from town, resting un
der a leafy tree by the roadside, were
the two tramps he had seen some time
"Hello!" he said to himself. "There
are those fellows again. I wonder what
they're up to now."
He passed by in a cloud of dust, and,
looking back, saw that an animated con
versation had suddenly sprung up be
tween the two.
Somehow Chip got it into his head that
they werO talking about him.
"They can't know about the money,
of course," he said, uneasily. "Such
men look evil enough to do anything."
When he reached Milldale he was dis
appointed to learn that Mr. Hanley had
gone into the country to look at a colt
that he thought of purchasing.
The money was locked up in the safe
and he had the key with him, so that
there was nothing for Chip to do but to
wait for his return, which he did with a
good deal of impatience.
It was nearly 0 o'clock and the sun
was far down in the west when Mr.
Hanley came back, and Chip lost no
time in transacting with him the busi
ness on which he had come.
"Better stay with me to supper, Chip,"
said Mr. Hanley. "There'll be a moon
at 8 to light you back."
"No, thank yon," said Chip. "I don't
want to bo out late with this money.
I'll just take some bread and cheesa with
He bade Mr. Hanley good-by, and,
giving his horse tho reins, was soon
going at a smart pace through Milldale,
until the last of the straggling houses at
its outskirts was left far behind.
The sun sank behind the distant blue
hills and twilight came on.
"It won't be long now before it's dark,"
said Chip. "I hope I won't meet those
tramps igain. They'd stop me in a min
ute if they thought I had so much money
about me."
As the light faded he grew more nerv
ous, and, with an idea in his head, he
reined in the horse to carry it out, first
looking around to satisfy himself that
no one was in sight
In his pocket was a copy of the village
paper, which he carefully tore into strips
the size of bank notes.
He selected from the roll of notes Mr.
Hanley had given him four of the least
valuable and wrapped them around tho
strips, placing them in his pocketbook.
Tho money he hid in one of his shoes.
"Perhaps Fm over cautious," he told
himself, with a smile. "Those men
have likely enough taken another road,
but if they should try to rob me this bo
gus roll may fool them."
He was half way home when he came
When Baby was sk, we gave her Castoria,
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
Whta sht had Children, sha gare them Castoria,
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to a large tract of wooas, through which
tho road passed for some distance.
The thick foliage of the over arching
treos shut out the light, and the road
was so bad that Chip was obliged to let
the horse walk.
There was an absurd story which had
long been current of a headless horse
man who appeared in these very woods,
and Chip could not help recalling it with
a shudder in spite of its utter improba
bility. Suddenly the horso shied, and the
startled boy caught sight of two dark
figures lying in wait at the side of tho
The horse gave a leap forward, but a
hand seized the bridle and swerved tho
animal to one side, so that the vehicle
was nearly overturned in the deep rut.
"No, you don't, youngster," a gruff
voice said. "Just you give up that
money you got at Milldale or it will go
hard with you."
"How do you know I got any money?"
asked Chip, with a fast beating heart,
for he Baw the gleam of a revolver that
was in the man's hand.
"None of that," replied the rascal an
grily. "You just give it up, that's all.
If you don't you'll never drive this wagon
Chip took his pocketbook out with
trembling 6ngers, and the man greedily
snatched it from him.
"You'll let mo ganow, won't you?" the
boy pleaded.
"Not much," said the robber coolly.
"Get out of that vehicle, and don't waste
any time about it. Do you hear me?"
With shaking limbs Chip obeyed and
submitted to a thorough search of his
pockets, after which he was bound, with
his arms behind him, to a tree.
"There, I fancy that'll do," said the
man, with a chuckle. "Turn the vehi
cle round, Bill, and let's be off."
."Are you sure you've got all?" his com
panion asked.
"Yes," was the reply. "If we hadn't
used up all tho matches trying to get a
light for our pipes Td count what was in
the pocketbook."
The two rogues jumped into the vehi
cle and drove off in the direction of Mill
dale, leaving Chip straining and tugging
at the rope that bound him.
His fear that the robbers would return
when they discovered the deception that
had been practiced upon them made him
almost frantic, but ailhis efforts to free
himself were in vain.
Helpless and exhausted he awaited the
outcome, turning pale at every noise that
heheard in the woods.
He was as brave as any ordinary boy,
but beads of perspiration were on his
brow aud his hair almost stood up on j
end when at length he heard the omin
onsound of wheels drawing near.
"Good gracious!" he said in. terror.
"It's they; and they'll kill me."
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And Jobbers of Woolens and Tail
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145 Jf Slain Street, - Wichita.
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Nearer and nearer came the sound,
and then, as the vehicle passed by, there
was a sudden transition from despair to
"Stop!" cried Chip wildly. "Help,
"Who is it?' a startled voice called
back. "What are you doing there?"
"It's I Chipman Ferris," said the boy.
"Two men, who tried to rob me, have
tied me to a tree."
Ho heard some one alight, and the
next moment footsteps came crashing to
ward him.
Chip was overjoyed to recognize Mr.
Bolton, a farmer well known to him.
"How did you come to get in such a
fix, Chip?' he asked, as with a few cuts
of his knife he released him from his un
comfortable position.
Chip explained to Mr. Bolton how ho
had been waylaid, and the farmer said
"The villains! They must havo taken
the road to Maiden, for I didn't pass
Just as they were getting into the far
mer's vehicle they heard the sound of
angry voices from behind.
"Quick, Mr. Bolton!" cried Chip, ex
citedly. "They are armed, and they are
coming back."
Tho farmer needed no urging, but
gave his horse the whip.
As they flew on they still heard the
desperate men venting their rage in
angry threats, and they knew they were
in hot pursuit.
They emerged into the open, and look
ing back in the light of the moon that
had risen, Chip could see the men as
they beat their jaded horse in their ef
fort to overtake them.
The rascals shouted one for them to
atop, and discharged their revolvers to
intimidate them, but Mr. Bolton's horso
was the fresher of the two, and they
soon gave up the chase.
Chip was glad when he saw at length
the lights cf Lebanon shining out from
ahead, and it was not long before every
one in the village knew of the attempted
The constable and several men at
once started cue to arrest the tramps
and found the horse and vehicle aban
doned by the roadside, the men having
feared capture and taken to t8 woods.
But the telegraph is effcve. and the
very next day tne robbers were arrested
in another county and got the pIs
ment thev so richly deserved. New
York World.
He Didn't Parc tfc Shot.
It was nearly 6 o'clock one evening
when gentleman, apparently 60 years
of age, entered one of our leading shoe
stores. He wanted a pair of shoes, he
said, and the clerk proceeded to supply
his wants. The customer selected a
pair of 3 shoes, and while the clerk,
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Complete Stock in all (lie Departments.
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Jobbers and Manufacturers, Teas,
Ooffees, Spices, Extracts, Baking
Powders, Bluing, Cigars, Etc.
112 and 114 S Emporia .Ave.
Wholesale and Retail
125 East Douglas Ave.
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Manufacturers ot
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Dealers in Hardware, Lumber; Imple
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Wholesale Grocers,
Keep everything in the grocery line, show cases, Scales and ffrocers fixtures.
Sole agents for the state for ''Grand Republic" cigars, also sole proprietors of
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vrao was in a curry io gee come, was
hastily doing them up the man hunted
his pockets over and after much exer
tion pulled out thirty coupons in pay
ment for the shoes. The clerk protested
that the coupons were of no use, and tho
man insisted that they were. The clerk
explained that the firm had published
coupons in an evening paper with tho
announcement that they would deduct
ten cents from each dollar purchased.
The ma" had cut the coupons from
thirty papers and saved them to secure a
pair of shoes, and was deeply disgusted
that he couldn't get them. SpringMd
Jas J Homestead
retic Story of n lBla'a St&Iden'f
Tender Affection for a Toctor.
When Spotted Tail, the noted chief, was
in the height of his glory at the head of a
large band in Dakota, and before he met
his death at the hands of a rival chief, his
hopes and a&ctions were centered in a
young daughter, whom, rumor credits -srith
having bec a rem r ably handsome girL
The daughter of Chief Spotted Tail waa
the leader of the Indian women of her
tribe, and her heart and hand were (sought
by all the young braves far and near, bat
bhe refused them all, ad through his great
affection for her her faiher allowed her to
have her own way. Like moy of her
white sisters the beautiful Indian princess
bestowed her lore unasked aod nnwel--omed.
The object of her heart and sonl
was a white medicine man, a doctor who
lived with his wife and family ia a neigh
boring village, and who had been sum
moned by Spotted Tall to attend his daugh
ter, who was stricken with that hopeless
malady consumption.
She would follow the doctor from her
tepee to his hoaae, and from his house to
any place he might go. She refused to be
lieve that he was beyond her reach, and
like a faithful dog she was at Lis heels
upon every opportunity. Expostulations
and remonstrances from her friends and
the doctor were useless. Arrest and con
finement had no effect upon her, for as
soon as released she would dnur herself to
the house of the white medicine man,
where she would sit from nignt till morn
ing, chantlBg weird Indian tales of lore
until removed by fc-roe. The doctor re
fused to come again to the lodge of Spotted
Tail, and the chief was broken hearted
over the conditio- of bis daughter. The
dread disease made terrible progress upon
the unhappy pirl, and one morning her
dead body was found on the road leading
to the doctor's home.
The death of his daughter made a won
derful chajre in Spotted Tail's character.
From a good and peaceable Indian he be
came quarrelsome and turbulent, which
was the direct cause that led to his de-Atc.
There grew up a rivalry for supremacy tn
his tribo between himself and Great S,
and it soon reached that point where each
threatened to shoot the other on sight.
The two chief tains met one day, and Great
Elk being the quicker at the two, Spotted
Tail's spirii took its flight to tie happy
hunting grounds.
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Comer First Street and Iw rence ATenne,
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to many newspaper readers. ns o-rra
people tried him for murder, and he was
fined a large number of ponies, which ho
paid. He was afterward arrested by tho
civil authorities, and had two trials, and
each time was sentenced to be banged. His
case was appealed to the United Statea su
preme court and decided in his favor, and
he was released.
Thfl old chief's association with the
white people during his confinement in jail
has about civilized him, and be is an odd
character among the Indians at Pine Ridge.
It has made an old woman out of him, for
Instead of allowing his squaws to do the
hard work and drudgery ho is credited
with doing it all himself nowcutting tho
wood, moving the tepw and carrying the
The Indian Is not slow to recognize his
friends, and I do not believe there is an
Indian nronnd the entiro agency who
would intentionally harm a newspaper
man. They believe that tho newspapers
are their friends, and it is wonderful how
soon they learn what the newspapers are
saying about them, and they axo just as
anxious to see or hear of their names being
in print as a whito man. Omaha Bee.
Borrowdal Folic
Borrowdale folk are as sagacious as their
neighbors, bnt there are very enrious tales
told of their simplicity in old times. One
of them describes the entrance of a j&okass
into their territory. This animal waa un
known to them, and the mart adent per
son in the village was summoned to dis
cover and declare Us nature. He pot on
his spectacles and consulted ha books,
and came to the conclr3on it waa a pea
cock. The best story of the locality is,
however, connected with tho education
movement. A Borrowdale man having
purchased that entire novelty, a pair of
stirrups, In Keswick, got his wooden shoes
into them, but could not get them out.
He, therefore, remained sitting upon his
horse in thestablo for many weary dajs,
until the geains of the family, about to
enter at St Bees, hit on the device of tak
ing the saddle off, on which "feytheT" re
mained on the kitchen floor for months.
J carding wooL On tho lad's return from
j college, his trained intelligence soggeRted
taking "fcytherV shoes off and restoring
him to a life of active uaeici4e. Sa
Era-cisco Argonaut.
i :
She How do you know that Jesnio
wears no artificial hair?
He I was tobojsjaams with her yester
day. ifunsey's Weekly.
Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria,
5ri4 J?r"i
.ifaTxr if
-v- s --KaMas-m -rry
A PhUMep-ieal CttonABay-I-tMl y
CoBBtiaer X Frecess of '
Ins Up" Grin Possibilities of tela
Shot Belter Ide-tiftcatio-.
As I was to take a short cut over
(tpur of the Cumberland mountains in
northern Tennessee I hired colored boy
about 15 years of age to go a part of tha
distance with me. He had a solemn,
serious look, and I soon discovered that
he was a philosopher. I had been told
that there were moonshines in the Cum
berlands, and that the chances were I
would be stopped and arply investi
gated. "When ready to part from the
youth, I asked:
"Do you think Til meet any nioon
thiners?' "Dat depends, sah."'
"On what?"
"On whedder somebody hidin behind
de bresh or rocks doan' pop you ober be
f o' you kin meet. If he'un's gun hangs
fiah yo'un will probably meet."
It was a hot day in July, but I asked
him if he thought the weather would
hold, and he looked at the sky and re
plied: "Doan' want to say, , sah. If you
should hold, you'n wouldn't give mo no
credit; and if it should snow, yoc'n
would cuss me all day. Good day, sah.
Keep to the right arter you cross de
branch. If dat doan' bring you out, den
cum back an keep to de left."
I had gone about a mile whea the trail
branched, and after debating the case
I took the right hand again and went
forward, with the comfortable feeling
that I had half of a big state at my per
sonal disposal to get lost in.
The path suddenly ended, and about
that time a mountaineer stepped from a
thicket on my left and confronted me,
and inquired:
"Whar from, stranger?
I told him.
"What you'n doin' hyar;"
"Look hyar!" he said, as he came near
er. "You's kin either prove up or.yo
"That's so.'
"You's either all right or you's cum
"Kin ye prove up?'
"I'll try."
"Then walk along."
Ho walked beside me, or behind me,
through thickets and over rough ground
to a shanty just at the mouth of a ravine.
There was a man, a woman and a boy of
12 there, and my nose detected the odor
of a still. The three people mentioned
stood at tho door as we came up, and the
man queried of my conductor:
"Who's he'un?'
"Gwine ter prove np."
I sat down on a rock, and, leaving tho
boy to watch me, the other three with
drew a few yards and held a consu -tion.
This lasted about fivo minutes,
and when they returned tho man who
had captured me said:
"We 'uns is agreed on it. You's either
revenue or not. You's kin prove np or
ye can't."
"Can any of you read?' I asked.
"Wo kin or we can't," replied tho
woman, who was smoking plug tobacco
in a clay pipe.
"Well, perhaps you've heard of at
"We mought or wo mougatn't," re
plied tho husband of ihe worm? a,
"Well, here's a line .from him. If
you are moonshiners you have sold him
whisky, and know him to bo all right.
Here's my card, here are letters addressed
to me at Monroe, and you can overhaul
my knapsack."
They couldn't read a line of writing,
and put up a job to catch me. After
consulting together a bit the woman said:
"What did you say he'uns first name
was George or William?
"Neither one; it's Henry."
"And does he'nn live in a single or
double log house?'
"In a frame house."
"Which eye is ho'un blind in?"
"Neither one. Come, now, he's a big.
fleshy man, wears long whiskers, is bald
on top of tho head, and has a front tooth
out. His wife is a little cross eyed wo
man and has two children."
That settled it, and I was at once given
a bito to eat and told to mako myself at
home. I bad some tobacco for the man
and pins and needles for the woman, and
the present of a harmonican set tho boy
wild with delight.
" 'Sposin' you'n had shot he'un down
thar!" suggested tho woman to my cap
tor. "Then he'un would hev bin dead, of
co'se," he calmly replied.
By and by the men went np to attend
the still, and the woman unrolled the pa
per of pins to the last row, opened the
paper of needles, and, placing the two
(.pools of thread beside thexa, the called
to the boy:
"Danny, cum by'r.n
"Look in my eyes." '
"Ia I flightjr
"Skeercely, ma'am.''
"Well, Tze cither flighty or the richest
woman on these yere mountain, an' I
wish pop would hurry back an' tell mo
whichr Detroit Free Press.
The Other Thlsg.
An Iowa justice of the peace didn't
actually fine a man $11 to declaring
that the world was flat, bnt becauftft he
knocked the postmaster down for insist
ing that it was round. It waa a narrow
escape, though, and the defendant waa
cautioned to look out next me.--D-troit
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"That let's me est," cxclaizned tks
"Yee," assested Mia Beaco Street, cf
Boctoa, ttht petsssta your exit.'
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The farther we went the more ob-l
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25 Cents a Box.
advanced that they threatened to thwart
our expedition. The snow became deeper
daily, and to advaaco waa bat adding
dangers to difcnlties. About one-thiri
of tho men were already mora or leaf
frost bitten; every night some of tna
mules would freeze to death, and every
day as many more would give out from
exhaustion and ta left on the trail. It
seemed like fighting fato to attempt to
proceed, but wa were bent on our course,
and continued to advance.
Atone timo men were sent ahead U
report the prcspect, and returned statinf
that grass appeared in the distance be
fore them; they supposed that the snow
was abating, bnt on coming up what
they saw proved to bo the tops of bushes
six feet high projecting above the snow;
nor did anything appear upon which the
animals could subsist. The corn we had
packed along for them was already con
sumed. Sometimes wo would attempt
to move on. and the severity of tha
weather would forco us back into camp.
In one of these attempts, before we could
beat our way half a mile against the
tempest, our guide, Old Bill Williams,
was nearly frozen; ho dropped down
upon his mule in a stupor and was nearly
senseless when wo got into camp.
A number of tho men camo in with
their noses, ears, faces, fingers and foot
partly frozen, and one or two of the
mules dropped down and froze to death
under their packs. Poor mules! It was
pitiable to see them. They would roam
about all night, generally, on account di
their extreme weakness, following back
the path of the previous day, pawing in
the snow three or four feet deep for somo
sign of vegetation to keep them alive.
Thoy would fall down every fifty yard
under their packs, and we would hava
to unpack them and lift them up, anil
that with fingers frozen and lacerated
by the cold.
Finally they began eating the ropes
and rawhide lariats with which they
were tied until there were no more left
in camp to tie them with; then they ato
the blankets which we tied over them at
night; then they camo into camp and ate
the pads aud rigging off the pack sad
dles and ate one another's manes and
tails entirely bare, even into tho flesh,
and would como to us whilo sleeping
and begin to cat tho blankets off us,
they would eveu tumble into our fires,
over tho cooking utensils. But, poor
things, little relief could wo afford them,
for, although thoy buffered much, we
wero in no better condition.
Wonderful Memories.
Of M. de Lacepcdc,n well known French
writer on natural hlatory, It Ia recorded
that ho composed and corrected hi works
from beginning to end before w wrote
them down. A similar practice Is upcribed
to Prescott, the American historian, who,
it is said, used to compose and finUh hit
narratives in his ralnd lcforc 11 word of
them was committed to paper.
That a man should be .;bio thun to store
his own writings iu his memory is harder
to understand than that ha should recall
tho writings of another, becaasn In the
one case every word is immutahle, where
as In the other nothing is absolutely fixed.
It is a fcignilicsint fact that a powerful
memory is more generally co7otcd than l
either tho imaginative or thi rctioclnatira
faculty. This is apparently becauro a
trong memory can bo turned toio many
uses, not only in lltratur but In the con
duct of lifeNew York Ledger.
Duration of at JehtaU J-lah.
Until quito recently all of tho authorities
concurred with each other In the opinion
that a lightning Hash wart iastanUincotiv
Late experiments show that tins flnh is
not iouuiteslial, but that it laita mv
urabJo period of Umc Thi intenatinfj
fact was ascertained by M-tttng a camera
ia rapid vibration and exposing it in a
plate as an to receive the lmpruuioa o( the
U sh. Upoa taking out tho plates it wan
foufid that the impressions e?mexl widened
out on the negatiTo, flhowlng that the neg
ative had beea movrd daring the time lb
Ox sh was In existence. St. Louis Repub
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