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VOLE XXX1i.-NO 484 HELENA. MIONTANA, SUNDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 21. 1892. PRICE FIVE CBNT3 I, - ,- . - ,: ... ... . . .. . . . . . . . . THE AMERICAN CLAIMANT. BY MARK TWAIN. WRITTEN ESPECIALLY FOR TIE HELENA INDEPENDENT. CHAPTER XVI.-CONriSuanD. HE ARTISTS ARRIV ed and shook hands with great heartiness. The German was 40 and 4 a little flIshy, with a w shiny bald head and a kindly farm and defer e -tial manner. Capt. faltmarsh was 40, tall, erect, powerfully built, with coal-black hair and whiskers, and he had a .well-tan nod complexion, and a 'gait and comaten anae that were full of command, confidence and decision. His horny hands and wrists were covered with tattoo marks, and when his lips parted his teeth showed up white and blemishless. His voice was the effort less deep bass of a church organ, and would disturb the tranquility of a gas flame fifty yards away. "They're wonderful piptures," said Bar row. "We've been examining them.' "It is very pleasant dot you like dew," said Handel, the German, greatly pleased. "Und you, Herr Tracy, yon haf peen blassed mit dem, too, alretty!" "I can honestly say 1 have never seen anything just like them before." "Schon," cried the German, delighted. "You hear gaptain? Here is a chentlemen, yes, vot abbreoiate sneer aart." The captain was charmed and said: "Well, sir, we're thankful for a compli ment yet, though they're not as scarce now as they used to be before we made a reputa tion." "Getting the reputation is the uphill time in most things, captain." "It's so. It ain't enough to know how to reef a gasket, you've got to make the mate CAPT. BALTMARSH AND HTS BROTHER OF THE URUBH. know you know it. That's reputation. The good word, said at the right time, that's the word that makes us; and evil be to him that evil thinks, as Isaiah says. "It's very relevant and hits the point exactly," said Tracy. "Where did you study art, captain?" "I haven't studied; it's a natural gift." "He is born mit dose cannon in him. He tondt haf to do noding, his chenius do all de vork. Of he is asleep und take a bencil in his hand out come a cannon. Py crashus of he could do a clavier, of he could do a guitar, of he could do a vashtub, it is a for tune, heiliger Yohaniss it is yoost a for tune." "Well, it is an immense pity that the bus iness ishindered and limited in this unfor tunate way." The captain grew a trifle excited himself now. "You've said it, Mr. Tracy. Hindered? Well, I should say so. Why, look here. This fellow here, No. 11, he's a hackman-a flourishing hackman. I may say. He wants his hack in this pictnure. Wants it where the cannon is. I get around that difficulty by telling him the cannon's our trade mark, so to speak-proves that the pieture's our work, and I was afraid if we left it out peo ple wouldn't know for certain if it was a Saltmarsh-Handel-now you wouldn't your self-" "What, captain? You wrong yourself, indeed you do. Any one who has once seen a genuine laltmarsh-Handel is safe ftom imposture forever. Strip it, Bay it, skin it out of every detail but the bare color and expression, and that man will still recog nize it, still stop to worship." "Oh, how it make me feel, to hear dose expressions," still saying to himself again, as he has said.a hundred times before, "the art of the Saltmarebh-Handel is ae art apart; there is nothing in the heavens above or in the earth beneath that resembles it-" "Py chiminy, nor horon Sie einmal. In my, lifeday hat I never heard so brecious woi to." "o I talked him out of the hack, Mr. Tracy, and he let up on that, and said put in a hearse, then-beoause he's chief mate of a hearse but don't own it-stands a watch for wages; you know. But I can't do a hlearse any more than I can a hack; so here vo are, becalmed, you see. And it's the vme with women and such. They come 'iid they want a little jehnry picture-" 'It's the accessories that make it a anre?" "Yes, cannon, or oat, or any little thing like that that yen leave in to whoop up the effect. We could do a prodigious trade with the women if we could foreground the :hings they like, but they don't 'ive a damn for artillery. IMine's the jack," con tinued the captain with a sigh. "Andy's end of the business is all right; I tell you lie is an artist from waybaek!" "Yoost hear dot old man! HIealwaye talk 'pond me like dot," purred the pleased Ger man. "Look at his work yourself. Fourteen portraits in a row, and no two of them alike." "Now that you speak of it, it is true; I hadn't noticed it before. It is very remark able. Unique, I suppose." "I should say so. That's the very thing about Andy-he discriminates. Discrimina tion is the thief of time-49th Psalm: but that ain't any matter, it's the honest thing, and it pays in the end." "Yes, he certainly is crest in that feature. one is obliged to admit it; but new-mind, I'm not really criticisaing-don't you think he is just a trifle over-strung in technique?" The captain's face was knocked expres sionless by this remark. It remained quite vacant while he muttered to himself: "Toehnlqne-techniqune - poly-technique pyro-teohnlqa'; that's it, likely-fireworks "too much color."' Then he spoke up with serenity and confidenee, and said: "Well, yes; he does vile it on pretty loud: but they all like it you know-fact is, it's the life of the business. Take that No. I9, there, Evans the butcher. He drops into the stoodio as sober-colored as anything you ever see. Now look at him. You can't tell him from scarlet fever. Well, it pleases that butcher to death. I'm making a study of a sausage-wreath to hang on the cannon, knd Idon't really reckon I can do it right, but if I can we can break the butcher." "Unquestionably, your confederate-I mean your-your fellow-craftsman-is a great colorist-" "Oh. dunke schon!-" "In fact, a quite extraordinary colorist; a colorist, I make bold to say, without imi tator here or abroad-and with a most bold and effective touch, a touch like a batter ing ram; and a manner so peculiar and ro mantic, and extraneous and ad libitum, and heart-searching, that-that-he--hu is an impressioni8e, I presume?" "No," said the captain, simply, "he is a Presbyterian." "It aseoants for it all-all--there's some thing divine about his art-sonlful, unsat isfactory, yearning, dim-heartening on the void horizon, vague-marmuring to the spirit out of ultramarine distances and far sounding cataclysms of unoreated space oh, if he- if he has ever tried distemper?" The captain answered up with energy "Not if he kdclws himself ! But his dog has, and-" "Oh, no, it vas not my dog." "Why you said it was your'dog."' "Oh, no, gaptaln, I-" "It was a white dog, wasn't it, with his tail docked, and one ear gone, and-" "Dot's him ! Dot's him !-der ferry dog. Wy, py Chorge, dot dog he would eat baint yoost the same like-" "Well, never mind that now-'vast heav ing-I never saw such a man. You start him on that dog and he'll dispute a year. Blamed if I haven't seen him keep it up a level two hours and a half." "Why, captain!" said Barrow. "I guess that must be hearsay." "No, sir, no hearsay about it-he disputed with me." "I don't see how you stood it." "Oh, you've got to-if you run with Andy. But it's the only fault he's got." "Ain't yon afraid of acquiring it?" "Oh, no," said the captain, tranquilly, "no danger of that, I reckon." The artists presently took their leave. Then Barrow put his hands on Tracy's shoulders and said:: "Look me in the eye, my boy. Steady, steady. There-it's just as I thought - hoped, anyway; you're all right, thank goodness. Nothing the matter with your mind. But don't do that again even for fun. It isn't wise. They wouldn't have believed if you had been an earl's son. Why, they couldn't-don't you know that? Whatever possessed you to take such a freak? But never mind about that; let's not talk of it. It was a mistake; you see that yourself." "Yes-it was a mistake." "Well, just drop it out of your mind; it's no harm; we all make them. Pull your courage together, and don't brood, and don't give up. I'm at your back, and we'll pull through, don't you be afraid." When he was gone, Barrow walked the floor a good while, uneasy in his mind. He maid to himself, "P'm troubled about him. He never wOuld have made a break like that if he hadn't been a little off his bal anoe.. But I know what being out of work and no prospect ahead can do for a man. First, it knocks the pluck out of him and drags his pride in the dirt; worry does .the rest, and his mind gets shaky. I must talk to these people. No-if there's any human ity in them-and there is at bottom-they'll be * asier on him if they think his troubles have disturbed his reason. But I've got to find him some work; work's the only medi cine for his disease. Poor devil! away off here, and not a friend." e (J-IAPTE1t XVII. The moment Tracy was alone his spirits vanished away, and all the misery of his situation was manifest to him. To be moneyless and an object of the chairmak er's charity-this was bad enough, but his folly in proolaiming himself an earl's eon to that sooffing and unbelieving crew, and on top of that, the humiliating result-the recollection of these things was a sharper torture still. He made up his mind that he would never play earl's son again before a doubtful audience. His father's answer was a blow he could not understand. At times he thought his father imagined he could get work to do in America without any trouble and was minded to let him try and cure himself of his radicalism by hard, cold, disenchanting experience. That seemed the most plausi ble theory, yet he could not content him self with it. A theory that pleased him better was that this cablegram would be followed by another of a gentler sort, re quiriag him to come home. Should he write and strike his flag and ask for a I ticket home? Oh, no, that he couldn't ever do. At least not yet. The cablegram would come; it certainly would. So he went from one telegraph office to another, every day for nearly a week, and asked if there was a cablegram for Howard Tracy. No. there wasn't any. So they answered him at first. Later they said it before he had a chance to ask. Later still they merely shook their heads impatiently Sas soon as he came in eight. After that he was ashamed to go any more. He was down in the lowest depths of de spair, now; for the harder Barrow tried to And work for him the more honeless the possibilities seemed to to grow. At last he said to Barrow: "Look here. 1 want to make a confession. I have got down now to where I am not only willing to acknowledge to myself that I am a shabby creature and full of false pride, but am willing to acknowledge it to you. Well, I've been allowing you to wear yourself out hunting for work for me when there's been a chance open to me all the time. Forgive my pride-what was left of it. It is all gone now, and I've some to con-. fees that if those ghastly artists want another confederate, I'm their man-for, at least, I am dead to shame." "No! Really, can you paint?" "Not as badly as they. No, I don't claim that, for I am not a genius; in fact, I am a very indifferent amateur, a slouchy dabster, a mere artistic sarcasm; but drank or asleep, I can beat those buccaneers." "Shekel I want to shout! Oh, I tell you, I am immensely delighted and relieved. Oh, just to work-that is life! No matter what the work is, that's of no consequence. Just work itself is bliss when a man's been starving for it. I've been there. Comes right along, we'll hunt the old boys up. Don't you feel good. I tell you I do." The freebooters were not at home. But I their works were displayed in profusion all I about the little ratty studio. Cannon to the right of them, cannon to the left of them, t cannon in front-it was Balaklava cooes I again. "Here's the uncontented haokman, t Tracy. Buckle to--deepen the seagreen to turf, turn the ship into a hearse. Let the I boys have a taste of your quality." Thasrtists arrived just as the last touch t was uot on. They stood transfixed with admiration. ' My souls, but she's a stunner, that a hearse! The hackman will just go all to Ii pieces when he soes that-won't he, Andyl" a "Oh, its splendid, splendid! Herr Tracy, c why hat you not said you veas a so sblime t artist? Lob Gott, if you had lif'd in Paris ji you would be a Pree de Rome, dot's vot's de matter!" 'The arrangementa weore soon made, 'T'racy was taken into fpll and eanal partnership, and he went straight to work, with dash and energy, to reconstructing game of art whose accessories 'had failed to satisfy. Under his hand, on that and succeeding days, artillery disappeared and the em. blems of peace and conimerce took its place-cats, hacks, sausages, tugs, fire en gines, pianos, gultarp;, rocks, gardens, flower-pots, landscapes -'whatever was wanted he flung it in; and the more out-of place and absurd the required object was, the more joy he got :out of fabricating it. The pirates were delighted, the customers applauded, the sex began to flockin, great was the prosperity of the firm. Tracy was obliged to confess to himself that there was something about work-even such uro tesque and humble work as this-which most pleasantly satisfied a something in his nature which had never been satisfled before, and also gave him a strange, new dignity in his own private view of hiniself. The unqualified member from Cherokee stria was in a state of deep dejection. For a good while, now, he has been leading a sort of life which was calculated to kill; for it had consisted in regularly alternating days of brilliant hope and black dissea pointment. The brilliant hopes were cre ated by the magician Sellers, and they al ways promised that now he had got the trick sure, and would effectively influence that materialized cowboy to call at the Towers before night. The black' disap pointaients consisted in the persistent and monotonous failure of these prophecie§. At the date which this history has now, reacohed Sellers was appalled to find that the usual remedy was inope: ative, and thpt Hawkins' low spirits refused absolutely to lift. Something must be done, he re flected; it was heart-breakinnr, this woe. this smileless misery, this dull despair that looked out from his poor friend's face. Yes, he must be cheered up. He iLhused awhile. then he saw his way. He said, in his most conspicuously casual vein: "Er-uh--by the way, Hawkins, we are feeling disappointed aboit this thing-the way the materializee is acting, I mean-we are disappointed; you concede that?" "Concede it? Why, yes, it you like the term." "Very well; so far so good. Now for the basis of the feeling. It is not that your heart, your affections are concerned; that is. to say, it is not that you want the material. izee itself. You concede that?" "Yes, I concede that, too, cordially." "Very well, again; we are making progress. To sum up: The feeling, it is conceded, is not engendered by the mere conduct of the materializes; it is conceded that it does not arise from any pang which the personality of the materializee could assuage. Now, then," said the earl, with the light of tri umph in his eye, "the inexorable logic of the situation narrows us down to this: Our feeling has its source in the money loss In volved. Come, isn't that so?" "Goodness knows I concede that, with all my heart." "Very well. When you've found out the source of a disease you've also found out what remedy is required-just as in this case. In this case money is required. And only money." The old, old seduction was in that airy, confident tone and those signficant words -usually called pregnant wor... in books. The old answering signs of faith and hope showed up in Hawkins' countenance, and he said: "Only money? Do you mean that you know a way to-" "Washington. have you the impression that I have no resources but those I allow the public and my intimate friends to know about?" "Well, I-er-" "Is it likely, do you think, that a man moved by nature and taught by exoerience to keep his affairs to himself and a cautious §\~ N____ Y rr " . - . .. .-f' HAVE YOU GIVEN IT A GOOD TRIAL? and reluctant tongue in his head, wouldn't be thoughtful enough to keep a few re sources in reserve for a rainy day, when he's got as many as I have to select from?" "Oh, you make me feel so much better already, colonel." "Have you ever bden in my laboratory?" "Why. no." "That's it. You see you didn't even know that 1 had one. Come along. I've got a little trick there that 1 want to show you. I've kept it perfectly quiet; not fifty people know anything about it. But that's my way, always been my way. Wait till you're ready, that's the iden; and when you're ready, zip!-let her go!" "Well, colonel, I've never seen a man that I've had such unbounded conlidence in as you. When you say a tuing right out I plways feel as if that ends it; as if that is evidence, and proof, and everything else." The old earl was profoundly pleased and touched. "I'm glad you believe in me, Washington; not everybody is so just." "I always have believed in you, and I always shall as long as I live." "Thank you, my boy, you shan't repent it. And you can't." Arrived in the "lab oratory," the earl continued. "Now, cast your eve around this room-what do you sae? Apparently, a junk shop: apparently, a hospital connected with a patent olfice; in reality, the mines of Golconda in disguiso! Look at that thing there. Now, what would you take that thing to be?" "1 don't believe I could ever imagine." "Of course you couldn't. It's my grand adaptation of the phonograph to the ma rime service. You stor.+ up profanity in it for use at sea. You know that sailoes don't fly around worth a cent unless you swear at them, so the mate that can do thie best job of swearing is the most valuablo man. In great emergencies his talent saves the shin. But a ship is a large thing and he can't be everywhere at once; nso thier have been times when onle mate has lost a ship which could have been saved if they had had ai hundred. Prodigious storms, you know. Well, a ship can't afford a hundred mItes, but she ean afford a hundred onrsing plho. nuographe and distribute them all over the vessel; and there, you see, she's armed at every point. Imagine a big storm and a hundred of my machines all eurning away at onoe--sulendid spectacle, splendid!-yon couldn't hear yourself think. Ship goes through that storm perfectly serene; she's just as safe as she'd be on shore." "It's a wonderful idea. How do you pre pare the thin ?" "Load it-simply load it." "How?" "Why, you Just stand over It and swear into it." "That loads It, does it?" "Yes, oeeause every word it collars It keep--keeps it forever. Never wears out. Any time you turn the crank oat it'll come. In times of great peril you can reverse it, and it'll swearnbackwards. That makes a sailor lhump himself." "OU, 1 see. Wholoadsthem--the mate?" "Yes, i lie chooses. Or I'll furnish them already loaded. I can hire an expert for $7e a month who will load 10b phono Rwaps in 150 hours and do it easy. And an xlpert can furnish a stronger article, of course, than the mere average uncultivated mate could. Then, you see, all thie hips of the world will buy them ready loaded, for I shall have then., loaded in any language a customer wants. Hawkins, it will work the grandest n'oral reform of the nineteenth century. Five years from now all the swearing will be done by machinery -yot won't ever hear a profane word from human lips on a ship. Millions of dollars havebeen spent bh the churches in the effort to abolish profanity in the commer-. cial marine. Think of it--my name will live forever in the affections of good men as the man who, solitary and alone, ac complished this noble and elevating re form." "0, it is grand and beneficent and beauti ful. How did you ever come to think of it? You have a wonderful mind. How did you say von loaded the machine?" "0. it's no trouble--perfdctly simple. If you want to load it up loud and strong, you stand right over it and shout. But if you leave it open and all set, it'll eavesdrop, so to sneak-that is to say, it will load itself up with any sounds that are made within six feet of it. Now, I'll show you how it works. Ihad an expert come and load this one up yesterday. Hello, it's been left open; it's too bad;' still I reckon it hasn't much chance to collect irrelevant stuff. All you do is to press this button in the floor, so." The phonograph began to sing, in a plaintive voice: There is a boarding house, far, far aeaye VI here'hey hlave ham and eggs three times a day. "Hang it, that ain't it. Somebody's been singing around here."' The plaintive song began again, mingled with a low, gradually rising wail of chts slowly warming up toward a tight: t), how those boarders yell. Hi hen they hlear that dinner bell "They give that landlord" (momentary outburst of terrific caffight which drowns out one word) "three times a day." (Re newal of furious catfight for a moment. The plaintive voice on a high fierce key: "Seat you devils"-and a racket as of flying misqilee). "Well, never mind-let it go. I've got aome sailor-profanity down in there some where if I could get to it. But it isn't any matter;.you see how the machine works." Hawkins responded with enthusiasm: "O, it works admirably! I know there's a hundied fortunes in it." "And mind, the Hawkins family get their bhare, Washington." "0, thanks, thanks; you are just as gener ouns a ever. Ah, it's the grandest inven tion of the age!" "Ah, well, we live in wonderful times. The elements are crowded fall of benefi cent forces-always have been-and ours is the first generation to turn them to account and make them work for us. Why, Haw kins, everything is useful-nothing ought over to be wasted. Now. look at sewer gas, for Instance. Sewer gas has always been wasted heretofore; nobody tried to save up sewret gas; you can't name me a man. Ain't that so? You know perfectly well it's so." "Yes, it is so, but I never-or-I don't quite see why a body-" "Should want to save it up? Well, 1'11 tell you. Do you see this little invention here? -its a deconmposer-I call it a decomposer. I give you my word of honor that if you show me a house that produces a given quantity of sewer gas in a day. I'll engage to set up omy decomposer there and make that house prodnee tOO times that quantity of sewer gas in less than half an hour." "Dear me. but why should you want to?" "Want to? Listen, and you'll see. My boy, for illuminating purposes and economy combined, there's nothing in the world that begins with sewer gas. And really, it don't cost a cent. You put in a good inferior article of slnmbinhg-such as you find every where-and add my decomposer, and there you are. Just use the ordinary gas pipes and there your expense ends. Think of it. Why. major. in five years from now you won't see a house lighted with anything but newer Ras. Every physician I talk to recoinwends it: and every plumber." "lut isn't it dangerous?" "O, yes, more or less. but everything is coal gas, candles. electricity-there isn't anything that ain't." "It lighlte up well, does it?" "0. magnitloently." "Have you given it a good trial?" "Well, no, not a tlrit rate one. Polly's prejudiced, and she won't let me put it in lhere: but I'm playing my cards to get it sadopted in the presidontt' house, and then it'll go-don't vou doubt it. 1 shall not need ths onlle for the present, VWashington: you may take it down to sonme hbording house and glve it a tlial if you like." CHlAPel'Ei XVIII. Washington shuddered slightly at the suggestion; then his face took on it dreamy look and he dropped into a trance of thught. After a little Sellers asked him what he was grinding in his melntal mill. "Well, this. lave you got soime secret project in your head which requires a bank of England back of it to make it succeed?" The colonel showed lively astonishment, and said: "Why, lHawkins, are you a mind render?" "I? I never thought of such a thing." "Well, then, how did you happen to drop on to that idea in this curious fashion? It's just mind reading-that's what it is, though you may not know it. lBecause I have got a private project that requires a bank of England at its back. Hlow could you di vine that? What was the process? This is interesting." "Theor wasn't any process, A thought like this happened to slip through my head by accident, How much would make you or me comfortable? A hundred thousand, Yet you are expuoting two or three of these inventions of yours to turn out some bil lions of money, and you are wanting thorn to do that. If you wanted $10,000,0(.4)I could understand that-.-it's inside tile humpn limits; but billions! 'Ihat's clear outside the limits. There amust be a def inite project back of that somewhere." The earl's interest and surprise aug mented with every word, and when iaw kins finished, he said. with strong admira [ion: "It's wonderfully reasoned out, Washing ton; it certainly is. It shows what I think s, quite extraordinary penetration. For you've bit it; you've driven the center; you've plugged the bullseye of my dream. Now, I'11 tell you the whole thing, and you'll understand it. I don't need to ask you to keep it to yourself, boeause you'll see that the project will prosper all the net ter for being kept in the background till the right time. Have you noticed how many palmphletl and books I've got lying around relating to IRussia?" "'Yes, I think most anybody would notice that-anybody who wasn't dead." "Well, l've been posting myself a good while. That's it great and splendid nation, and deserves to ir set free'." He paused, then added in a quiet matter-of-fact way, "When I gut this money I'm going to set it free." "Great guns!" "Why, what maikes you jump like that?" "Dear nme, when you are goilng to dropi a remark under a man's chair that is likely to blow him out through the roof. why don't yon put sonme expression, some force. some noise into it that will prepare him? You shouldn't flip out such ia gigantic thing as this in that colorless kind of of a way. You do jolt a person tip so. Go on. now, I'm all right again. 'Tell rae all about it. l:m all interest-ves and sympathy, too." "Well, I've looked the ground over, and concluded that the methods of the lRussian patriots, while good enough considering the way the boys are hampere,. are riot the best; at least, not the quickest. They are trying to revolutionize IRussia from within; that's pretty slow, you know, and liable to interruption all the time, and is full of per ils for the workers. Do you know how 'Pe ter the great started his array? He didn't start on the family promises under the noses of the Strelitzes; no, he started it away off yonder, privately--only just one regiment, von know, and he built to that. The first thing the Strelitzes knew, the reg iment was an army; their position was turned, and they had to take a walk. Just that little idea made the biggest and worst of all the despotisms the world has seen. The same idea can unmake it. I'm going to prove it. I'm coing to get out to one side and work my scheme the way Peter did." "This is mighty interesting. Itossmore. What is it you are going to do?" "I am going to buy Siberia and start a republic." (To be continued.) Copyright. ADIRONDACK DEER. Cunning In Some ltespects, But Very Stupid in Others. In some respects deer are very cunning, in others they are wanting in that degree of animal intelligence which would protect them from harm under most circumstances. When their trail is followed, and one is at rest, it will always be "looking backward." They have been known to double their trail to confuse a hunter. Their sense of smell is keen, and when to the leeward of a per son they will detect him when a long way off and speedily make their escape. They are also keen of sight, but do not seem al ways to have understanding. Motion seems to be their principal warning of danger. Any woodsman knows how easily you can drift in a boat very close to them. if you rema'n motionless. So in the night time they seem dazed by the light, of the night hunter and will suffer him to approach very near, olten within a boat's length and even closer. When a deer is run by dogs, the hounds and deer may pass very near to one standing by the course they are running, and it will stand perfectly still ar;d witness the race. They will visit the same p.ace almost daily for food and water, thus ..xposing themselves as no other animal that I think of will do. But wisdom inm creases with age; these statements apply more particularly to deer less than five or six yearn of age. An "old buck" is a most ditlioult subject to kill. Experience has taught him that the chances are against him and lie will contribute little or nothing in aid of his own destruction. He is familiar with every device and trick of the hunter, and only seldom is it that his judg ment is at fault and he suffers the penalty. During the mating season, however, when nobody cares for the flesh of a buck, he becomes half idiotic and risks his life in the most reckless manner. Deer are of a very domestic nature. They can scarcely be driven permanently from the homes of their selection, not even by dogs. Their greatest enemy is the pan ther, and where panthers are the most plentiful the most deer are usually to be found. Nothing will startle them more than the scream of a panther. It is su: prising that many fawns escape these beasts, for they are utterly without protec tion further than that which tlhr wal, aod 1don Inrtne tutRa teat Wiltln tier weal( ants slender legs supply. It is a curious fact that while dogs can readily scent a deer's trail, a panther cannot do so, but must watch his opportunity to spring upon his victim. The liquid which oozes from the little opeuing just above the hoofs of the hind legs gives the scent which so often leads to their destruction. It is commonly supposed that this scent was given to doer to enable them to seek the whereabouts of each other; but this supposition was long ago proven untrue. I'he purpose of it seems to be no lbetter understood than are functions of the spleen in human beings. The agility of this animal is wonderful. With a foreleg broken, a deer will out run a dog, and is almost equally agile with a hind leg disabled. ' his fict gives some idea of how nimble they may be when not disabled. I have heard guides declare "upon honor" that they have known of deer jumpintg thirty feet into the air, anld making leaps covering lifty feet of ground, but I au strongly inclined to dis credit such statements. No thicket seems to olter any obstruction to their passage; they will scramble over floating logs in wa ter so deep that their feet cannot touch the bottom, with amazing speed. The greatest and almost only hinrantce to their speed is a crust upon snow through which their small hoofs bleak and make them easy prey to panthers. If the state would olfer at largo bounty for dead panthers, door would multiply with gi eat Iapidity. What is more hamnldsomo than a fawn? What is more innocentt? Many times I have come upon ount of tholl. in the spring or early summer while passing through the woods or flshing aliong the banks of a stream. So tame and gentle were they that they steemed inclined to make imy acquaintanlce. They are beau tiful animals, their spotted coats being more interesting than that which Joseph wore.-=Forest and Stream. CShileti Ie in Every IHouse,. J. It. Wilson, 371 Clay street, Sharpaburg, 'Pa., says lihe will not bhe without D)r, King's Now Discovery for consumption, coughs and colds, that it cured his wife who was threatened with pnueumoniia after an attack of "lat grippe," whllen various other remidies and several physloinui hlad done her no good. Robert IBarler, of Cooksport. Pa , claims Dr. King's Now Discovery has done hImn moro good than anything he ever used for lung trouble. Nothine like it. Try it. I'ree trial bottles at i. 8. Hale AMBVUSHD BY APACHES Trick of Geronimo and a Dozen of His Band on Cav alrymen. Successful Trap Sot in the Midst of a Perfectly Barron Plain. Burrowed in the Sand and Concealed The,olaelver-Oon Font They Escape the lloreennen. (Wriurn for ''te FIt.:Li.NA IrsNgNrl arNT.] I saw (lGroniro and a dozen of his Apaches do something in Arizona, in 16H7, which I never would have believed possible, had I not witnessed it with my own eyes. The Apaches are unquestionably the most fearful tribe of Indians on this continent. They are tougher, more enduring, and more unconquerable than any other of their race. An Apache can lope up the side of a mountain with the thermometer marking 120 degrees, and when he reaches the top he won't show a drop of extra per. spiration nor will he breathe a whit faster than when he started. He will go for days without a morsel of food or a drop of water; he will live on snkes, mice and refuse, or if the worst comes to the worst will shoot his horse and eat what he wants of hint raw. bet out to pursue a band of Apache raiders and if they are hard pressed they will separate, each for himself, to that the only way to keep up the pursuit is to follow them individually, in which case the Apache is sure to have the best end of the contract. When the hunt is over the dusky miscreants will come together at some point twenty or thirty or more miles away. '1 here were twenty-five of us Oavalrymen, returninu from one of our fruitless pur suits of the terrible Geronimo. Our horses were worn out and so were we. It was one of the hottest days I have ever known in that throbbing furnace of a country. We had several miles of baked alkali plain still to traverse before reaching the fort., where we could secure shade and water and what we needed most of all else--rest. Whew! but it was hot. Had not the air been perfectly dry neither man nor beast could have stood it. 'the metal work on our guns was so heated that no one could bear to touch it with the naked hand. The air shimmered and throbbed as it does over a newly ploughed field at noontide of a summer day. North, east, south and west wits one level stretch of plain, on which not a tree. shrub, or even a blade of grass grew. Far to the westward could be seen the outlines of the fort, oddly distorted, through the quiver. ing atmosuhere, but in every other direo tion was the naked, burning desert. We were strung along for a distance of several hundred yards. In fact, there was a squad of five horsemen much faither THE AMBUSIH. than that to the rear. All the animals were. piodding slowly through the sand, which, it teemed to me, was hot enough to roast eggs, tlheir heads drooping, while we were simply enduring it, grimly closing our teeth, holding out to reach the post. Was there anythling to be apprehended from Geronimo? Could we old campaign era be entrapped? Low, level sand on every hand. Well, right here, in the midst of that flaming plain, with its horrible sandy waste in which no spear of g, ass could find root, that friglhtful chieftain and his Apaches ambuscaded us. It s dnds incred ible, but it is the fact. Buddenly I heard rifle-firing at the rear. It had a dull, odd sound, but it was closeu at hand, and as I turned in the saddle I saw the squad furthest away were engaged in a desperate fight with a party of Indians, who were on foot, shooting, striking, an t darting hither and thither like so many demons. We instantly wheeled and hurried back as fast as we could to the help of our com rades, but before we could reach them three saddles were emptied, and Geronimo and his warriors were scurrying across the plain at a speed greater than any to which we could force our exhausted ponies, who sank to their fetlocks at every step. We gave them a parting volley, which wounded sev eral, but they managed to limp off with the help of the others, and all were soon be yond danger. I don't know how far off they traveled over that burning desolation, but it may have been many miles, for they were capable of doing it if they chose. Those Apaches must have discovered our approach while we were a good way off. Knowing we were on our return to the post, they could easily calculate where we would pass. They then burrowed in the sand, covering themselves etntirely with the blis tering particles, so that only their snake like eyes peered forth. Thus we passed within a few rods of them without sus pecting their presence. In conversing with General Crook about the extraordinary incident, that old cam paigner snmiled and replied: "I amu not surprised; I have seen them do the same thing myself; but the Apache is the only Indian that can do it." E. E. ELnIS. Copyright. A VWarning --lIon't Use lig Words. In promulgating esoteric cogitations or articulating superieicial sentimentalities and philosophical or psychological obser vations, beware of platitudinous ponder osity. Let your statements possess a chari ltied conceiseness, compaetol comrprehounsi bleness, coalescent consistency and a concentrated cogency. Eschew all con , glomeratlons of flatulent garrulity. jejune babblement and asinine affectations. In trying to impress upon others the superior ity of the Wisconsin Central lines, and why you and so many others uS.n this thorough fare from St. Paul and Minneapolis andi Diuluth and Ashland to Milwaukee, Chicago and points east and south, it is not nceae sary to use jawbreakers. Let your extem. poraneous descantinigs and unoremeditated lxpatiations have intelligibility and vera cicus vivacity, without rhodomontade or thrasonicsl bombast. Sedulously avoid all all polysyllabic profundity, paittaceous vac ulty, ventriloqural verbosity and yandilo quent vapidity, shun double entendres, prurient Jucosity and pestiferous profanity, obscurent or apparent, In other words talk plainly, naturally, sensibly, and truth fully say the Wisconsin Central lines is the route, and that ends it.