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M. H. GARDNER, Publisher. ."BAXTER SPRINGS. - KANSAS SOME CERTAIN SYMPTOMS. Love is a sly, peculiar thins, It tiles on such a subtle wlnir, "Tls opt to steal wltblu your breast the while you do not know It; But wben It once makes up its mind Within tour heart a place to And "There are some common symptoms which, are very apt to show It. If some one pair ot softest eyes 8ccm like the stars of paradise: lit for one gentle creature all her sisters are ncg lected ; If sleeping and awake your dreams Contain but one sweet face that seems :Much fairer than the others, then beware, for you re affootod. If when with one fair form you stray You wish the world would stay away And every thing that robs you f her charming elf is bated, And when her "frowns are fairer far Than smiles of other women are," .Ah, then it is too late, too lute your heart is surely fated! Chicago Post. A DOUBLE SURPRISE. Master Rlohard Knowlton and His Midnight Visitors THE FIRST SURPRISE. OUGHTY young . Richard know! ton, being dls- appoint ed at the non-arrival of Jack, hi school chum (or whom he had written, (retted a little at the necessity of go ing to bed in a big house ton anted only by himself. II i people were away on a sea sido jaunt lie always had been a bit nerv - cub about burglars; now, he actually had a presentiment about thorn they would visit bim. before dawn, Nevertheless, Dick examined all the doors and win dows, and then ascended to bis sleeping chamber, lie proceeded to undress him self, standing before the mirror. In placing bis tie in the drawer bis finger touched the butt of bis rovolver. lie took it out and looked it over. The chambers were empty and he filled them from a box in the drawer. This done, he carefully weighed the weapon in his . hand, and was sighting it when he hap pened to catch the eye of bis double in the glass, and his features which bad -.before been solemnly thoughtful relaxed Into a smile. "Pshaw!" he said, laughing aloud, 41 can't get it out ot my bead. Burglars! Here, go back to sloep. I might hurt xnysolf." lie commenced to extract the shells, ' then stopped. "If I don't sro to bed armed I shall never go to sleep. If I do take it, I am afraid it will act like wedding cake and make me dream. Which is the worse?" lie drew a coin from his pocket, and naming a "yes" (or the head, tossed it into the air. "Heads up. I congratulate myself, and, como to think of it, that's what I really wanted." He placed the pistol under his pillow, . and then undressing hastily and arrang ing the gas jet in a satisfactory manner, he reached (or a volume of Diokens' from under his library in the corner and dove into bed. Ho was deep in ''Dombey and Son" --when the clock in the dining-room "COMK,'IVE US A dasce!" (Struck ten. He passed his hands over lils eyes with a yawn, and, tossing his book to the i foot of the bed, reached up and with .a twist extinguished the llarht. Ten minutes later he was as sound asleep as the policeman on the next corner. Eleven, twelve. As the last -stroke of the last hour died away the lower sash In one of Dick's windows, which he had raised for hyglenlo reasons, was further lifted. A dead silence. Then the flit ting light of a dark lantern was flashed over the' scene. The aloeper stirred, V..t AtA awtVa Th fcnldAP of the Jantera slid one leg Inside, and, after -pulling in the rest of his body, lowered ilmaelf to the floor. 1 is! Another pause and then thrco light taps on the jane. Another form noiselessly entered. Then the two house-breakers per formed two extraordinary actions. They laughod very heartily but silently, and shook bands. This ceremony over they moved toward the bod. One of the in trudors grasped the sleeper roughly by the wrists while the latter calmly flashed the lantern's glare over bis face, Dick bad been dreaming of robbers, and woke to find his dream realized. lie prepared for a struggle, but the sight of the gleaming barrel of a re volver of forty-four caliber bold to his nose quieted him at once. "Bind his wrists, Hoggs," growled one of the ruffians, and Dick's wrists wero soon securely tlod. The speaker drew a match from his pocket and touched up the gas. Dick then raised his head and beheld two men of good build standing beside the bod. Both wore short masks which desconded to the mouth. Both also woro heavy mustaches. Each carried a revolvor, and one bore a sack, presuma bly in which the plunder was to bo do posited. "Pile out, youngster," commanded be of the bag. "Yor don't think we called to see you part Icier, do yen?" Dick silently obeyed, and was soon in his clothes. "Now take us down to the kitchen anJ stli n lr a nn anmalhlni n a 4 ao f Dick thought it best to fall in with their commands,- and watching closely for a means of escape, led the way to the kitchen. They ate ravenously, ey ing Dick the while. "Come," said one, "give us a dancer Did Dick, refuse? Oh! no! He cut as good a shufflo as he could. After this by-play Dunker rose, stretched himself and looked at the clock, the hands of which indicated that it was a quarter of one o clock. "Ah! the time goes! And now to work. Now for the silver! Unless," he added, hopefully, and glancing at Beggs, "you've got something in the houso to moisten our whistles? No rum or gin?" At this Beggs gave a silent chirrup, and then started in on something be tween a cough and choke. - dick had been regarding lor some time with growing suspicion the eccon- trlc actions of Beggs, and with this last caper a sudden light seemed to dawn upon blm. He choked down the words that camo to his lips, however, and re pressed all signs of recognition. "Ureal Scott! ho ejaculated, internal ly. "What an idiot I was not to have guessed it before.. But just see if I don't have my revenge." "No," he said aloud. "There's notb ing of the kind in the house, but if you don't object to a- lighter drink, there is some new cider in the cellar." "Object," said Beggs, looking at Dun ker with a grin. "Well, I guess not. We would have preferred something a little stronger, but cider will have to answer." The cellar door was open. Beggs ran down three or four steps, but Dunker had forgotten to take his re volver, and now turned back for it But be reckoned without his host, for with a leap Dick was on him, and he shot through the door and fell on bis com' panion with a thud. Both alternately tumbled and rolled to the last step. Dick listened anxiously for a minute. Had he hurt them? No, for there was a sound of ascending feet on the stair way. He hurriedly slammed the door, locked and bolted it He then put his ear to the crack and beard a muttered consultation between the two. Finally there was a tap on the door, "What is it?" he asked, striving to contain himself. The game's up, Dick. Open and let ub out it is i, rom, ana your vousin Jack," said the voice of Dunker. "So Jack is there," thought Dick, but he only said, dwelling exasperatingly on the false name of his chum: "What's that you say, Dunker? Speak louder." THE SECOND SURPRISE. Despite the energctio expostulations of his Cousin Jack and his chum, Tom, Dick could not bo prevailed upon to utter another syllable. He stole around to the cellar door and secured it from the outside. The windows to the coal bins were similarly secured and then Dick tiptoed back into the house. He paused a minute to listen at the cellar door and then went upstairs for a book to read. He intended to keep the boys in suspense for half an hour or so and then liberate them. This, be thought, would about equalize the joke. He left the pistol on the table and slowly ascended the stairs. As he reached the top he was treated to a sec ond surprise. Hardly was his foot on tho landing than he was grasped rudely by the throat and ordered to throw up his hands. The sudden attack threw him into such a mental condition that his new captor was obliged to tighten his hold upon his throat before Dick could gather sense enough to obey the command. He was then unceremoni ously marched into his bedroom, where the light was still burning. The new-comer pushed Dick on to the bed. and with a command for him to lie still, if he didn't wish to be Interfered with, proceeded to open the bureau drawers. Scarcely was the man's back turned wben Dick ran his hand under the pil low in search of his revolver. "Stop there! Up with your hands!" The sharp-eyed - housebreaker had seen in the mirror ue renecuon oi Dick's motions, and whirled upon him before he could complete the move ment He was obliged to yield, and it was with tho deepest chagrin that he sawhis pearl-bandied weapon transferred to the bunrlar's pocket He now lay quite still and surveyed the third ot tho night's intruders. This last one was quite genuine, although he did not come in the fashion ot his pre decessors. He was short stout dressed in a close-fitting suit of dark material, and carried a revolver and a bag. He wore no mask, but a black slouched bat, pulled down to meet his high ! coat collar, partially concealed bis feat ures. He failed to discover any thing of value in the bureau, aid ordering Dick to sret up, passed into another room, Here the burglar met with some sort of success, and knick-knacks of all sorts were hastily thrown into the bag. Dick watched the proceeding with unavailing rage. Having finished with the second floor the housebreaker demanded to be led to the china closet Dick complied, but all the time cudgeled his bralni foranldea. There was a revolver on the. kitchen table, but how to get at it? He carried the lamp in his band, and the visitor followed him at arm's length with his bag and firearms. As they reached the kitchen and pre pared to pass into the dining-room Dick yawned, turned down the wick of the lamp a trifle and hell it out at arm's length. "What's that for?" asked the burglar, stopping and listening, as though he feared it might be a signal. He cocked his head on one side and cast a glance "KEEP JUST AS YOU ARE!" behind bim. As he did so Dick slid his arm along the tablo beside him. and a triumphant grin told of his suc cess. "Eh? What's that for?" ejaculated the burelar. frowning angrily and com ing nearer as Dick drew away. "The lamp smoked," said Dick, thrusting the weapon into his pocket and turning up the wick. He was wait ing for the man to get bis hands off that pistol. "Well. If that happens again i snau knock you down! D'ye hear?" O yes, Dick hoard, but he said notb inir. He pointed out the closet in the dining-room and was ordered to take seat "And mind ye keep it" Dick heard that but he did not reply, He waited patiently for his chance, which must come soon. The burglar threw open the door, laid his pistol down on a shelf and bent down to pry open a drawer, which, from the strong lock, must contain something of importance. He had succeeded in destroying tho lock and had grabbed the drawer with both hands, when a slight noise behind him caught his ear. Dink had drawn bis revolver and, ad' vanclng quickly to within a few feet of the burelar. was now drawing a bead on his right eye. 'Keep just as you are," he admon ished blm, "or I'll.speckle your eye." Still holding his revolver pointing straight at the head of the surprised burglar, be reached over and secured the pistol on the shelf. Then he went 'hrouirh the burglar's pockets and re gained his own revolver. When he had done so Dick drew back and ordered bis prisoner to stand up. The man hesitated, cast a glance at his iron "iimmv" on the floor, but obeyed. 'What are you going to do with me?" he asked. "Don't let that bother you," an swered Dick. "You will be well taken care of very well, indeed." Dick ordered the burglar to precede him into the kitchen. Here he halted for the moment "I have determined to give you a chance to escape. It will be a bare chance, but that is not my affair. You will have to make the most of it I consider it safer to lock you up in the cellar and ro for help than to try to escort you alone to the police station, half a mile away. Don't say a word ot I shall think better of my promise. Now, then, walk chalk." The burglar, grasping eagerly at the hope of escape, did not utter another syllable, but went slowly down the stairs. But his foot had hardly touched the last step when he was furiously set upon by the two boys. Dick hurriedly descended with the lamp. Just what be had expected had taken place. Jack and Tom had mistaken the intruder for Dick, and had floored him with the Intention of keeping op the ploasantry ot the early part of the evening. But the burglar, aitnougn nooreo, was not disposed to take things at all 1ulctlT- The vounjr host hastened to poice dis revolver under the ruf&an's nose, and on the strength ot this argument peace, or at least quiet, was restore! The offender was then securely bound. and while Tom and Jack sat as guards over blm, Dick went in search of an of fleer. Returning, he introduced to that official the sow thoroughly subdued house-breaker. "Youll have to come around in the morning and see the chief," said the officer, addrossing the three young men. 'It will be necessary to testify. Please examine the man that you may identify him." The offloer and his charge having de parted, Dick for the third time that night made the bouse fast This done, he led his cousin and friend to their rooms. "Bod is the countersign now, boys," said Jack. "You're right, Jack," said Dick, "but let me know first to whose bright intel lect I am to attribute the transcendent idea of burglarious visitation, which you so admirably put in force" "And which you so splendidly re ceived. It was Tom's. He met me at the station on the way here, and after stating that you had professed a fear of burglars, proposed the racket" 'But," said Tom, "we had no Idea that it would be a" -Double surprise," quoth Dick, as they all turned in. Philadelphia Press. A CITY IN MINIATURE. Bow a Retired Confectioner Has I a res tad Bone of Ills Money. Alois Peteler, of New Drop, Staten Island, a former resident of the city ot Heldelburg, Germany, has built a per fect "pocket edition" of the old German burg in which he was born and raised. With numerous photographs, drawings and plans ot Heidelberg, aided by a thorough knowledge of his subject Mr. Peteler began the foundation of his lit tle city; and now, sitting on his front porch, he can overlook the roofs of this town of Lilliput and into the court yard of the great castle, so rich In ro mance, tradition and folk-lore, iwery detail of the original city is reproduced with the fidelity of the photographer. From the balcony it is easy to imagine that It is the real city, only dwarfed by a distance of a few miles. Looking over the battlements ot the miniature houses one can see the turbulent waters of the Neckar hurrying past to join the Rhine. The little city is made to en dure. There are no makeshifts no glue, pasteboard or carpet-tacks every thing 1b stone, cement, gravel, brass and iron. The buildings are upon a plateau of stonework, elevated from the ground four or five feet The houses vary from one to five, and a halt feet in height; the tall towers running up from seven to ten feet Mr. Peteler has re produced with the greatest fidelity over 100 busts of the Electoral Governors, which are used in decorating the fronts of the palaces. Even the coats-of-arms and quarterings over the entrances are plainly cut The old man takes pleasure in showing visitors a fao simile of the famous Heidelberg tun. It is really 86 feet long and 25 high; the little model is 13 inches in length and about eight inches high. In another part of the grounds the sea water is let in by pipes and forms an artificial lake, In which the tide rises and falls. Upon a pro montory which juts into the lake stands a model of the beautiful castle of Ho-hen-Schwangen. Its towers are nearly 10 feet high, and with its cluster of buildings is picturesque and beautiful. Mr. Peteler is a retired confectioner, with millions of dollars, thousands of which be has put into his miniature Heidelberg. St Louis Republic. THE USE OF FRIENDS. Importance of Heedlna the Wordf of Wisdom They May Speak to Vs. Friendship is a divine tie. and God is the giver of our friends. He is our best friend, and the highest honor that mortal can aspire to is to be called "the friend of God." The Lord who gives us friends gives them power over us to in fluence us, not merely for the pleasure of the hours spent in their society, the mirth, musio and enjoyment of the sunny day, but for the good that we may do each other, the advioe, tne in struction, wisdom, counsel and reproof which we may receive at each other's hands. Hence we are to watch in all our friendships for opportunities of doing good to our friends and getting good from them. If among a thousand friends we have one who dares to tell ns of our faults, how should we prise such a friend? If there is one among a hun dred who would have the skill to tell ns of our failings without giving us offonco, how ought we to value such a one who, without flattery or favor, will deal frankly with us and talk truly to us and for our good? All friendships are but for a time. Some are very brief. We meet to-day, and perhaps part forever. Our oppor tunities may soon be gone, and we may not be able to do or say to-morrow what we might do or say to-day. Henoe the importance of instantly improving by all counsel, admonition, instruc tion, so that we may derive the benefit which comes through advioe of friends and from the words ot wisdom which tbey may speak to us. ; How many of our friends are gone! Some of the truest, the most faithful and steadfast Others are swiftly pass ing away. We have them but for a day. Let us make the most of them, and pray that he who gives us friends may make us worthy of them, and teach ns wisely to Improve the opportunities which He bestows, and make the best possible use ot all the friendships and good gifts that come to us from the hand of God. Common Tcopla, HOME HINTS AND HELPS. Rice, boiled very dry, is acceptably served with fish Instead ot potatoes. Fried Parsnips: Take parsnips that have been boiled, slioe lengthwise one quarter of an inch thick and fry brown in butter or clear beef drippings. Housekeeper. The best way to wipe the walls of a room is cover a broom with a piece of cheese cloth, and beginning at the cell ing draw the broom down in lines, changing the cloth as it becomes soiled Maoedonie of Fruit: One can pine apple thinly sliced; one can desiccated cocoa; eight good, juicy oranges peeled and thinly sliced; one teacup of pow dered sugar. Keep very cool until ready to serve. One-half the quantity for a small family. Indianapolis Sen tinel. Canned Corn: Cut the corn from the cob, being careful not to out too deep; then scrape out the part ot the kernels left on the cob. Make a sirup ot salt and sugar just enough to flavor to taste pour over the corn and heat to boiling point Can as hot as possible. seal, and boll in the can one hour and ten minutes. Orange Pudding: Two or more oranges peeled and cut line, taking out the seeds; sprinkle with plenty ot sugar; beat one pint rich milk scalding hot, beat up two eggs light a pinch of salt, sweeten to taste, then add one and a half tablespoons corn starch; pouria the boiling milk, stir UU thick, let cool, pour over the oranges. Detroit Free Press. Scalloped Cod; Two cupfuls picked codfish, one cupful drawn butter, with an egg beaten in it, one teaspoontul minced sour picket, one tablespoonful Worcestershire siuce, fine bread crumbs. Have the drawn butter hot stir the fish into It add the pickle and sauce, pour into a buttered baking dish, sprinkle with crumbs, dot with bits of butter, and bake Boston Budget Pickled Grapes: Pick the fresh grapes from the stems and place seven pounds of them in a jar. Scald a quart of vinegar with three and one-half pounds sugar, one tablespoonful each ot whole cloves and cinnamon bark. Then remove from the fire, and when par tially cool pour in on the grapes. Cover closely, set in a cool place and keep for two weeks, after which re scald the vinegar, and boil it down un til it is quite rich; then pour it over the grapes as before. Orange Judd Farmer. Pickled Apple: Pare and core sweet apples; take one quart ot cider vinegar and dissolve in four and one-half pounds ot sugar; boil five minutes; add cloves and cinnamon to suit taste; put into the vinegar as much of the apple as will cook conveniently; stew slowly until a fork will pierce it readily; skim the fruit out and, add more, putting the cooked apple into a 1ar; after it is ail cooked, pour over the boiling vinegar that is left; the fruit should be covered with it; cover the jar closely and keep in a cool place. Boston Herald, NEWSPAPERS IN SCHOOLS. The Best Text-Book for the Study of Poll tic and Social Sclenoe. The study of current topics is not a new idea. Many teachers have followed the practice for some time, and we be lieve everywhere with satisfactory re sults. Education must be a fair reflex of the civilization of the age. A mod ern school without science courses would be an anachronism. The pract ical study of politics and social science finds a place in every college and in most secondary schools. As human knowledge broadens, the horizon' ot school education must become corre spondingly wider. There is no mora characteristic feature of modern Ufa than the newspaper. It is a thing of which Plato and Cicero never dreamed, of which Dante and Shakespeare never heard. Three centuries ago no wealth could buy such a knowledge of tho world's current affairs as now the poor man can get any day for two cents. The modern newspaper, like all institutions of value to man, was not created in a moment It is the growth of many years and varied forces. We owe it to Columbus and Magellan; to the states men and soldiers who won the right of free speech; to the scholars who made knowledge the heritage of the race; to the business men and scientists who created the republic of the world and bound it together by means of cheap and rapid communication. Thus the newspaper is a child of the age, and it serves it by photographing time as it -flies. What better text-book can the Intelligent teacher find than a good paper? It wlU serve to awaken inter est in the Important moments or pub lic life. It is a constant lesson in morals. It shows the innumerable applications of science. It reveals literature as a liv ing force, not as a dead body for mere dis section. It correlates actual things with the studies of the school-room, showing the student visible results and applying the principles of the books to what men are really doing. Thus the boy and girl at the same time discover that their studies are no mere class-room routine. and learn to carry them out in the most valuable way. The study of current topics Is a constant lesson in history, la politics, in science. It will add to the Interest of the other studies. It will tend to make wide-awake and intelli gent citizens.' It is not a new study added to the curriculum. It is merely the logical complement ot all ot them. Our teachers, we are sure, will do more and more in this line as they gain great er appreciatisn of its value. LUancaoo Us Journal.