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THAD HEA TON. The Btory of How Ha Was Taken In by a Fakir. HAD HEATON vu sitting on the top rail of the fonco, in front of the cabin whore he lived, and idly gazing out aoross tho clearing, in a manner that plain ly showed his mind was far away from the sights and scenes of his pres ent surroundings. Inside, bis good wife was busy getting supper: and the odor of fried ham and boiling coffee -.floated out on the still summer air in a most appetizing way. At any rato, ono of the big coon dogs, of which there were throe or four about the place, enlffod the delicious fragrance, and lowly getting: up, trotted to the cabin "door, where he stood wagging his tail and licking his chops in evident antici pation of his share of the feast, which -was to come later. But Thad was ob livious to all this. Although be had -worked hard all day and was both tirod -and hungry, he paid no heed to tbe fact, -which he must have known, that bis -evening meal was almost ready, nor did the additional fact, of which he was also well aware, that it was prepared by one of the best wives and the most famous cooks in the whole Peach Run settlement, seem to prompt bim to give even a passing thought to the cravings of his inner man. Thad was in trouble. .A single glance at his bonest, sunburnt 3 ace, as be sat there in tho soft glow of dying summer day, would have re pealed as much to even the most care less observer. And had a listener been near be might have learned from Thad's own lips that such was tho caso, for that worthy now broke out into audible com munion with himself, as follows: "I'm a dadskinncd fool, and that's cer tain. Fifty dollars gone dernednear every cent I've made this year, an' not a lilamod tarnal thing to show for it, neither. I wouldn't care so blamed riuiich," ho continued, "ef 'twas only my .self tbat'd suffer; but there's Nancy, as -was countin' on bavin half of it, an goodness knows sho deserved it, an' how'n thunder I'm to tell her what I've done is more'n .skull just now." kin git through my "Thad, supper's ready. Ilurry np, now, afore the things git cold." "All right, Nan, I'm comin'," an swered Thad; and slowly climbing down the fence he went to the well in the yard, drew a bucket of fresh water, and, after a hearty drink and a "good wash," he went in to supper, flo ate his meal dn silence, save when forced to reply to this wife's questions or remarks on the day's affairs. As be pushed back his chair, after having eaten, what was for him an unusually light repast, Mrs. Jleaton noticed the gloomy look on his usually cheerful face, and noted also, w ith a woman's quick intuition, that -something was wrong. "What's tbe matter, Tbad; any thing gone wrong to duy?" she asked, kindly. "No, Nancy," answered Tbad, "noth in' hain't gone wrong to-day, but things did git terribly out o' kelter yesterday, .an' 1 hain't got over it yit, an', more'n (that, I don't expect to for some time to come." "Thad fleaton, you've been took in, hovon't you?" "Yes," groaned Thad, "I've bin pouged like thunder." "An you've lost them fifty dollars?" "Now, come, Nancy, let mo tell yer how it wux " "I don't perticklcr care, Thad, how it evuz, but you've lost 'em, hain't you?" -"Yes, gone sllcker'n a peeled onion." -THAD BEATON, YOU'VI BEEX TOOK IS." "Was it a feller with the three cards v-thl time?" "No." "Wax you buyin cakes of soap with Hen-dollar bills wrapped 'round 'em?" "No." Nor throwin' dicer -No." "No circus In town yisterday?" -No." "Show of ao kindr "No." ""Didn't trade bones with ennybodyT" "Nary a trade; talked swop with a Mler on the road borne, but he wouldn't dicker." "You wuzxent drunk, wux you?" "No. Only had one drink of licker end one boer with Uncle Lilly Basset, f L. i an', as you know, Nancy, I oome borne sober as a preacher." "Wuzzont robbed, wus you?" "No." "Well, Thad, you musto' struck some thin mighty slick, then. I've men tloned every thing you wus ever tuk in on afore, an', as you'd been thrwugh 'em all, I didn't think you'd git ketched again, soon; but it 'pears to bo our luck, don't it, Thadr - "It does for a fact, Nancy; an' wbut worrios me is that you don't pitch In an' giro me thunder, like some wlmmen would. Honest, Nan, I'd feel better If you'd take the rollin'-pln an' pound the stuffln' out o' mo, or scald mo, or any thing else you'ro a mind to. I deserve it, Aan. nut " u nover git into slcn a "LET 'EM 00, PETE! WE'VF. MILKr.D THIS CUOWP OBY." scrape ergin. ill go over to Pap Rapcr's terniorrcr an borrcr enough to git you what things you'd counted on an' I'll go without and work like beaver till we git square ergin." "Thad, there's no use makin' er fuss over what can't be helped. You needn't go into debt enny f urdcr on my account. I kin wait till we sell the bogs. Then I'll go to town with you an' I'll see that nobody gits enny of the money unless be has a right to it. Uut how wux it Thad how wux you tuk in yisterday?" "It wuz this er way. Nan: After I'd sold my wheat I wuz goin' erlong on the cast sido of the public square, jest kinder lookin' at the things in the store winders, when a feller drives up in a big shiny carriage with two big gray hosscs an' a nigger a drivin' 'em and be gun er talking to the poople. He soon had a big crowd around him, an' then be began a-sellln' jewelry. First he sold some lockets at fifty cents apiece, an' lots bought 'em. Then be give all their money back an said that wuz tho way he done business. Next be sold some rings at a dollar apiece and he couldn't hand 'em out fast enough. Well, when he'd sold all he could, he jest turned round an' give all their money back los' like he did tbe other time: Well, be had the people denied near crazy. Next he brought out some gold bracelets that he said wuz worth twenty-five dollars a pair, but he'd let 'em go, 'cordin' to his way o' doin' business, for ten dollars and not a ocnt less. Well, we all 'lowed we'd git our money back jes' as we did every time afore, an' the air roun there wus fairly black with ten and twenty dollar bills. I waited till he'd sold nearly all be could an' then I handed up my fifty dollar bill 1 bad no change an' told bim I'd take one. He snatched the money and turned to the nigger an' said: 'Let 'em go, Pete; we've milked this crowd dry.' Quickcr'n er flash that black pard ner of his hit them bosses a cut apiece with his whip an' afore you could say gosh with your mouth open erway they went. Well, he'd give no money back, an' the crowd bed kept a-growin' an' a-growln'an' every body bed been a-buy-in an' Nan. I'm blamed if I'm lyln' much when 1 tell you that domed cuss bed blamed near all the cash there wus in town. Course," continued Thad, "with my nsual luck I got stuck for all I bed; but, as I said, I'm bound you shan't suffer fer my ding-nationed cub scdness, an' I'll borrcr the money an see 'at you git your fixin's ennyhow." "Tbad," said Nan, after a short pause, during which she had been idly drum ming on her plate with a teaspoon, "I'm not a-blamin you a bit. There hev been times wbon you wuz a reglar born sucker, but this ain't one of 'em. Ef I'd a-bln there, as cautious as I be, I'd a went in on that speculation myself. No, yon needn't go ter borrerln' enny money fer me on that deal. Jess consider me a pardner an' we'll stan' the losses ekal an' say nuthln'." "All right, Nan," said Tbad; and as be started out to do the chores he felt like a new man. But as he stood lean ing on tbe fence watching the pigs eat ing their evening meal be registered a solemn vow that whenever, hereafter, be went to town "Nan should go erlong and carry the wallet." Ed R. Pritch ard, in Arkansaw Traveler. A Fate Alarm. Rev. Pegasus Culpepper Br'er Phelts, kaln't yon bring dot poo sinner what's groanin so awful wlv his load o' sin up to de marcy seat? Deacon Pbelte Da's all right, Pan eon. Da's only Bre'r Whitehead's got bees "cord eon squlnched atweea bees feet. Puck. Improbable, Cafortaaatel. Newsboy Last edition of the Worldl One centl Citizen Boy. if youll guarantee that will be positively tho last edition of tbe World IH give you a dollar for lt Life. THE CHAMPION CUP. 3. A. R. Elliott, of Kidui City, Defeat Bsch, of Indianapolis, at Pigeon Shoot ing. Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 5. Hot weather did not stop the shooting match at Brighton Beach yesterday morning, but the rain interfered somewhat in the afternoon. The event of the occasion was the match betweon George Beck, of this city, who holds the Amerloan Field championship cup for merit, and J. A. R. Elliott, of Kansas City, Ma, who came over to contest with the Indian apolis champion for -the possession of the prize. Very little money changed bands on the cup match and what betting there was was even. The match was under llurlingham rules, SO yards rise and 80 yards boundary, with five ground traps. The match lasted an hour ana Air. &i a 41 U uvua oasa i te prize, filling 47 out Beck killed only 43 liott carried off the of 50 birds, while out of 50. Elliott missed bis first bird, but only wo of all that remained. He impressed the spectators as the best second barrel man ever seen on the grounds. He seemed in magnificent trim, missed with the first occasionally just to have the fun of bringing down his distant bird with the second. Beck, as was foreseen, was not in good condition. He was nervous and far from himself. His shooting, however, was good as com pared with some otuor experts. The score was: Elliott- 113111123211122132 1131131213311122112 2.0211 2 2 01 1-47. Beck 1 1121002201112311131 111331131001211202210111 2 1-11 Elliott's best run was 3ft, Bock's 31. Tbe cup won by Mr. Elliott is a mag nificent specimen of tbe silversmith's art valued at $450, which was presented by the American Field. The owner must defend it at least four times per year. Heck won it last r ebruary and has since defended it twice against Erb of Lafayette, but the Kansas City man now bears the title of champion wing shot FOREIGN DISASTERS. 1 Terrible Railway Accident In tho Austrian Tyrol Holy Mountain on Fire Lifted lljr ma Iceberg: Ixxspruck, Aug. 5. Word has been received of a railway horror which has just happened at Boels station, near here. An express train suddenly left the rails and rolled down an embankment, three of the cars falling into the stream There were 120 people in the cars at the time and their struggles were terrl ble. They were simply riveted in and it is believed that the loss of life was very high. Some place it as high as 100. MOt'XT ATIIOS IX FLAMES. Loxdox, Aug. 5. Advices from Ath ens announce a disastrous fire upon the celebrated Mount Athos, the holy mountain of the Greek Church. The fire has destroyed the largest part of its wonderful forests. Of tbe twenty Greek monasteries which have been located upon tbe mountain for centuries, most have been completely destroyed. The damage is estimated at 5,000,000 francs. Twenty monks and hermits perished in the flames. LIFTED CP BY AX ICKBKltG. Halifax, N. &, Aug. 5. Captain Ash of the steamer Portia, which has arrived from Newfoundland, states that his ves sel had a miraculous escape from an iceberg off Fogo Head. A berg 150 feet high and 600 feet long broke in three pieces just as the Portia was passing It One of tho pieces 200 feet long came up under the steamer, lifting ber entirely out of water. She remained for some minutes resting on tbe huge cake of ice when the tremendous sea set ber afloat FLF.ASUKB BEEKKKS KILLED. Gruxkwald, Aug. 5. A harrowing accident occurred here yesterday. Eighteen Berlin pleasure seekers who were driving in a large wagonette were thrown down an embankment into the river Flaveland. Five of them were instantly killed. Tbe horses shied at a red parasol carried by a lady who was walking in the road. WHAT LEAKED OUT. Admiral Walker's Log Shows Few Spots. New Yohk, Aug. 5. A story has just leaked out at the navy yard to the effect that while the United States squadron was anchored at Bio Janeiro, Brazil, in June, two of the officers, Ensign Man ning K. Eyres and Junior Lieutenant William R. Rush, were subjected to a courtmartial for being, on shore over night one staying away twenty-four and the other forty-eight hours, and that for this both were sentenced to suspension from duty for two years. The reason for this heavy sentence, as given by a prominent yard officer, who is authority for the story, is that Rio Janeiro was an infected point the disease being yellow fever. As is well known. Infectious diseases are much more likely to be contracted by night than by day and for this reason the navy regulations provide very strin gently that no member of tbe ship com pany shall remain on shore after dusk. Disobedience to this rule means the likelihood of infection to the whole ship's crew. Whether or not this is the whole of the story can not be ascertained, since the whole affair has been kept so quiet that not more than half a dozen of tbe yard officers are aware of its having oc curred at alL There are rumors of other troubles baring occurred on board ship. PLUMB ON PROTECTION. The Kansas Senator H peaks Against Fro tooting tho Mannfaetarerf to tho Detrl sent of tho People. Washixotox, Aug. 2. When the Tariff bill was under discussion in the Senate yestorday, and the glass and earthenware schedule was reached, Mr. McPherson moved to reduce the duty on certain articles in that sched ule, and Senator Plumb voted ' with the Democrats. He took a prom inent part in the debate in veighing against the exorbitant de mands of the high protectionists. He produced a letter from a merchant doing business in St Joseph, Ma, and Atchi son, Kan., stating that on an invoice of crockery he bad paid that day customs duty of tlO. 40 and that under the pend ing bill the duty on the same invoice would be $31.33 and under the McKln- ley bill 57.13. The whole tendency of civilization, Mr. Plumb said, was toward tbe reduction of prices of all products of human labor. To claim that the tariff had been the sole or the main factor in the roduction of the prices of manufactured goods was to ignore all the forces of civiliza tion. Tbe American people were entitled to have cheap goods, If competition could bring that about When, he asked, was tbe time coming when the poople of the United States would get some benefit from the estab lishment of home industries? But just as fast as the point was arrived at when lower prices might be expected the manufacturers went to Congress and said that they wanted more duties, whereby tbe downward progress of prices might be arrested. The poople of the United States ought to have their "inning" some time and he thought that time bad come. ' He had no idea that what he might say was going to affect the vote of the Senate. He could conceive and be could see that the co horts of protection were so organlzod that the bill was to go through sub stantially as it came from the Finance Committee. The manufacturers had had from Congress precisely what they asked and yet, so far from being satisfied, a bill for their benefit was to be put through without debate (If that could be brought about) on tbe theory that the country was hungering and thirsting for more tariff legislation. He bolieved in distributing the duties that were necessary for the purpose of raising revenue for the support of the Government in such a way as to equal ize the conditions existing betwoen the manufacturers of this country and those abroad. If he were in doubt be would resolve that doubt in favor of the American manufacturers, but if he knew what the exact conditions were ho would put the home and tbe foreign manu facturer on the same footing precisely, He should be recreant to bis duty if be gave his support to such a proposition as tbe chinaware schedule. The Senate, Mr. Plumb continued. owed some duty to tbe American people as well as to the manufacturers. There was a point where political sympathies ended, and where business interests be gan. The Democratic party had its full share of responsibility for the iniquities of the present tariff law and of that which was now proposed. The Dem ocrats in the House bad the opportunity of correcting tbe errors and wickedness of the McKlnley bill, but they bad sought to evade the responsibility of their votes, when by joining with tbe Republicans who were opposed to that bill they mifht have eliminated many of its errors. He could see the game of battledore and shuttlecock between free trade and protection constantly going on for political advantage on the ont side and for the personal advantage on the other, and between the two ex tremes the great body of tbe American poople were being crushed and ground. He would apply the rule that whoever demanded a tax for bis own benefit should be ready to show conclusively that his interest was also the public in terest The demonstration should be made that every single penny of tax proposed was absolutely necessary. TOLSTOI'S BOOK. Tho "Kreatser Sonata" Refused tho Use of tho Malls. Wasbixotox, Aug. 3. The opinion of Assistant Attorney-General Tyner, of tbe Post-office Department upon which was based the order excluding from the mails Count Lyof Tolstoi's book "Ereutzor Sonata," is addressod to Third Assistant Postmaster-General Hazen and consists of two sen tences as follows: "I re tarn herewith the publication entitled 'Kreutzer Son ata' offered for mailing at tbe post-office at Chicago, I1L, as matter of tbe second olasa After a careful examination of this publication I am of the opinion that it is of an indecent character, hence it is forbidden transmission in the mails by tbe act approved September 20, 18S&" Upon receipt of this opinion an order printed in the usual form was sent to the postmasters at Chicago and New York directing that tbe book be ex- eluded altogether from the malls. Postmaster-General Wanamaker said that the paragraph published in the morning papers was the first be bad beasd of the matter. In the regular- order of business it would come to bis attention only on appeal It Is believed that an appeal will be takea. 1 School Children. LrnxGTOX, Ma, 'Aug. Lafayette County bas tbe following number of school children, according to the re turns just In: White males. 4.M7 white females, 4,147; colored males, C3fl solored females, CS3; totaO.153. THE PUBLIC DEBT. Statement of the Public Debt For Jaly-Tfce Monthly fteduetion Rather Small. Wasiiixotoft, Aug. 8. The publio debt statement in the new form, au thorized by Secretary Wlndom, is as follows: Interest bearing debtt Bonds at 4W per cent I 107,017 560 Bonds at 4 per rent IM,648,0M Refunding certificates at 4 per cent 10J.7C0 Afgregata of Interest bearing debt, exoluslve ot United states bonds Issued to Pud flo rail roads f 700,79943 Debt on which Interest has eeased slnos maturity 1.803,153 Debt bearing no Interest: Legal tender notes I S46.6S1.016 Old demand notes K,04i National bank notes: Betlemptlon aecount, deposited In treasury under act July 19. 190 $ M,J07,97$ Fractional currency, loss 18,873,. ?;t estimated as lost or de stroyed 6,911.510 Aggregate of debt bearing no In terest including National bank fund deposited In the treasury under act July 14. 1890 407 830,533- Cortlflcst-s Issued on deposit of gold and silver eoln and legal tender notes: Gold certificates .. 160,021,868 Silver certificate to ',191,171 Currency ceitlflcates 11,860,000 Aggregate of certificates offset by cash in tbe tressury s 474,073,040 Aggregate of debt Including cer tlflcates July SI, U90 $1,581,533,0 Cash In treasury reserved for the follow ing purposes: For redemption of United States notes, acts Januury It, '73, and July 12, SJ 100,000,00a For redemption of gold certifi cates Issued 160,021,969 For redemption of silver certifi cates Issued M2, 191,171 ForredeinptioSot currency cer tificates Issued 11,660,000 For matured debt accrued inter est and Interest oue and un paid 6.853,737 Total cash reserve for above pur- pose $ 580,923,637 Available for other purposes: Fractional silvor, fractional cur rency and minor coin not full legal tender 22,311,719 Set cash bulance, Including $31,- 207,975 National bank fund de posited In tbe treasury under act of Joly 14, 90 10l.673.400 Total .1 70S.142.96o Debt less cash In the treasury July 81. 189 , is - 876.889,113 Debt less cash In the treasury Jnne 80, 1890. 876,784,870 Net decrease during the month..! 893,257 Aote The following items heretofore re ported under tho bead of "interest bearing debt" will no longer appear in tbe debt statement under thut head: Bonds Issued to I'ucltio railroad. I 61,623,511 Navy pension fund 14,000,000 Total I 7S.623.51J TELESCOPED. ded Passenger Coach In Collision With a t-witch Engine. Haxxmat., Ma, Aug. 4. A crowded passenger coach on the St Louis & Han nibal railroad was telescoped in a colli sion with a switch engine Saturday afternoon. The baggage car of tbe train was driven nearly through the coach. Two colored men, Davis Sommers and Harvey Letcher, of New London, were killed outright Frank Porter, living near New Lon don, bad both leg3 cut off and bas since died. Robert Brothers, a brakeman, bad both legs broken. Others injured were: John Leeper, Frankfort, right arm broken; William Robinson, colored, New London, badly bruised about the head; Miss Allen, of New London, severe bruises and in jured internally. A number of passen gers were slightly injured. Tbe engineer of the switch engine, William Tongate, was arrested immedi ately after the accident, charged with criminal carelessness. The passenger train was just stopping at the station when it was run into with great force by the switch engine. THE OLD WAY. Unspeakable Turks Extracting Wealth From Christians Hjr Torture. Athens, Aug. 4. Since martial law has been proclaimed in the Turkish town of Alassona the Christian inhab itants have been brutally treated. Twenty notables at Siatista were seized and beaten on the pretext of compelling them to reveal the names of harborers of brigands. A gendarme thrust a red hot bayonet into the nose of one Nicholas Doukao, who is now reported to be dying from the effect of the brutal treatment he received. Tw obundred inhabitants of Auaselitsa have been seised and tortured for tbe purpose of extracting money. A Draokards Suicide. Kansas Citt, Mo., Aug. 4. Paul Gager, old, feeble and about crazed with an insatiable thins for whisky com mitted suicide yesterday about noon by hanging himself to the limb of a tree la tbe woods near Thirty-second street and Southwest boulevard. Gager was a gray-haired Hungarian seventy-three years of age. No cause can be assigned for the deed except a refusal ea the part of his daughter-in-law te give him money to buy whisky. Bridge Jumpers Getting Sare. Boston, Aug. 4 Yesterday afternoon Charles McCaffrey, tbe Canadian bridge Jumper, jumped from tbe Shears at tbe Atlantlo works, East Boston, into tbe water, a distance ot 180 feet He struck on bis stomach and was killed. He bad been giving exhibitions in this city and said this was bis last jump before going to Now York to jump from the Brook lyn bridge.