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King. & RING, -pine- Boots & Shoes 1 77 and 170 Dearborn Street, Commercial "Nal'l Itank Hldg., - Illinois. B. S. BIODOWSIL M. DANIELS. ax?. m IIL-INOIS. I LOVED YOU, ONVB. And did you think mjr heart Could kwp its love unchanging, Freshm the budn that start In spring, nor know estranging? Listen! The budn tlepnrt: I loved you once, but now I love you more than ever. TIr not the enrly love; With dny nnd night It niters, And onwnrd still must move, Like enrth, thnt never falters For storm or stnr nbove. I loved you once, but now I love you more thnn ever. With gifts In those gtmt dnys, How eagerly I sought you I Youth, shining hope, nnd praise: These were the gifts I brought you. In this world little stays; I loved you once, but now I love you more thnn ever, A child with glorious eyes Here In our nrms half sleeping So passion wakeful lies; Then grows to manhood, keeping Its wistful young surprise; I lived you once, but now I love you more thnn ever. When age's pinching alt Strips summer's rich posset sion, And leaves the branches bare, My secret in confession Still thus with you I'll share; I loved you once, but now I love you more than ever. 0. P. Lnthrop. ME OF fflTOJO K01LEHEH. "How lovely!" "Purty ns a plctur'. There ain't nothln' thnt lays over nn October BunrlHO on theso mountains. Look nt the mist rlsln' from that ensendo t'other sklo of tlio vulioy. Makes a rainbow. You kinder tuko to this sort o' thing, don't, you", Miss Pern broke?" "Oh, yen, Indeed. I am t wor shiper nt tho shrlno of nnturo. Ono gllmpso of mich scenery ns this Is to me worth u journey across tho conti nent," nnd tho truth of Miss Pom brook's assertion was reflected in her flushed checks nnd sparkling eyes. They wcro on horseback, and had halted on , a high plateau whore the unrlso nnd this cliolco bit of moun tain scenery had burst simultane ously upon their view. To look at thoso two riders ono could not avoid tho Impression that both wcro somewhat out of place In each other's society. Ono was n beautiful young lady, fresh from the heart of ultra-civilization, with an unmtstakablo air of culture nnd high breeding; tho other was a hardy miner, whose knowlodgo of tho world was confined to tho wild, mountain ous gold regions of California and Nevada. Ono had a slight, willowy form, displayed to good advnntago in a nont-lltting hnblt of somo rich ma terial; tho other rovcalod a tall, ath letic figuro, clad In garments that woro coarso and unpretentious, but by no means unbecoming. Thoy had mot by tho merest chanco. A party of tourists from somo Eastern city had stopped for a month at tho little' town of Blaze away, and Miss Poinbroko and her parents wero of tho party. Blnzcaway, ono your ago, had been nothing moro than a mining camp, but it had grown liko a mushroom in tho night, as it wore, and had becomo so popular with travelers and plcasuro seekers that a passablo hotel was now ono of its most important institutions. In its immcdluto vicinity was somo of tho grandest scenery to bo found in tho wholo rango of tho Sierra Nova das, and this with its delightful cllmato and muny advantages of loca tion was tho secret of Its attractive ness. It so happened that .Too Langdon, tho miner, bocamo tho favorlto guldo of this particular party on their sight seeing expeditions, during their so Iourn at Bluzenwuy. Ho was a good ooklng, blg-hourted, intelligent fol low, with a cortaln rough eloquence in his speech and manner, and a pe culiarly graphic stylo of rotating tho logonds and anecdotes connected with tho points of Interest that eamo under their observation. Strange to say, tho proud Miss Pembroke bocamo deoply interested In this Joo Langdon. Sho found him an entortalnlng companion, with vlows and ideas similar to her own, if they had only boon cultivated, and she was amused rather than shocked by his simple, unpolished language He liked poetry, and sho road to him Bomotlmcs by tho hour, while ho lis tened with beaming eyes and bated breath. And whllo sho marveled that a-.man so utterly without culturo and learning could bo fond of, such things, it probably novor occurred to her that it might not bo so much tho pootry as tho muslcnl rhythm of hor own. sweet voico that ongaged his rapt attention. At any rate thoy woro good friends, and when tho entlro malo portion of tho excursion party wont off for a two wooks' hunt up tho Sacramento river, Miss Pombrokowas loft with little elso to amuso herself with beside this now admirer of hers. It was certainly a great comfort to her to havo him always near hor, as guldo and protec tor, when sho wont beyond tho limits of tho llttlo town. Thoy had risen early this morning on purposo to seo tho snn rise, Lang don having expatiated on tho beauty of tho scono as vlowed from a cortaln Eoint on tho mountain, Miss Pom roko wont into ruptures over it. 'It is tho most beautiful sight I ever wltnossodt" sho exclaimed, again and again. ''How good of you to Sroposo this morning rldo, Mr. Lang on. You aro always thinking of some thing now for my onjoymont. I must induce tho rcit of tho party to see this boforo wo loavo hore. By tho way," Bhe added, "tho gontlo men aro oxpootlng to roturn to-morrow, and I presume thoy will proposo an early departure for somo other point. I am so concerned about Oharloy that I shall bo glad "Oharloy who?" asked Joe Lang don, nlmost sharply. "Why, Oharloy Brantloy. Ho Is ono of our own party, you know. You must havosoon him." "You mean tho hamlsomo fellow with tho long moustache that kept so close to you tho day wo rode over to tho mine I" A conscious blush reddened tho lady's chock. "Yes," sho replied "that was Chrley Brantley." Langdon saw the blush and moved uneasily In tho saddle. "Do you love him, Miss Pem broke?" "Sir!" "Do you love Charley Brantley?" It was n plain question, plainly put. From another person It would have been resented as a most Impertinent ono; but even tho haughty Miss I'etnhrnkn pnlll.l tint. rrnt. nnnrv tvlttt this frank, simple-hearted man. With heightening color sho replied : "Yes, Mr. Lungdon; I don't mind telling you thnt I do lovo him. Wo aro engaged to bo married." Sho was not looking at him. Sho did not bco tho gray pallor that crept slowly Into his face, or tho norvous manner In which ho raised his hand to his throat and pulled at his collar as If it wcro choking him. Sho was looking out over tho valley, too much abashed by hor own confes sion to meet her companion's gazo. " I am anxious about Oharloy," sho said, after 11 while. " I fear his llfo Is In danger" Joo started and looked positively guilty. Had sho read tho thought that flashed lightning-like through his mind? But tho girl did not bco did not know. With eyes still averted sho continued : "Charley has such a temper, nnd ho sometimes loses control of It. Tho dny ho went nwny ho caught a man In tho act of stealing his silver mounted rifle, which ho valued so liltflilv. finrl ivltltnnf. nnfialti. n hah. sldcr tho consequences ho struck tho fellow across tlio fnco with liln rldliiir whip. I havo slnco heard that tlio man has sworn vongcanco on him, nnd declared ho would kill him at tho first opportunity. Tho thought is so ivrnuio man i cannot unro it from my mind, and I fairly dread Charley's return. Perhaps you could contrive to savo him, Mr. Langdon " "Eh? I I don't did you speak to me, .Miss Pcmbroko?" Sho looked nt him now, with an ex pression of surprise. She saw how uuuuny paio no was, nnu wish a woman's readiness to jump at con clusions sho exclaimed : "You bcllovo It, too. You think Charley Is In porll! I know you do!" "Walt a minute, Miss Pembroke," said tho minor, making a mighty ef fort to recover composure, nnd par tially succeeding. "You say somo feller has taken an oath he'd kill your Charley Brant ley. Who 1b tho fellor, an' what's his nnmo?" "Tho pcoplohoro call him 'Whisky Tom.' Hols nlow, dissipated half breed. Of courso you know him." "Whisky Tom! I know him for a drunken scamp nnd vagabond," said Joo, with omphnsls. "Ho oughtor been hung long 'ago. Why, bless your heart, Whisky Tom 'ud murder his mother for a glass o' whisky. When ho says ho'li kill a fellor you needn't flatter yorsolf that ho won't try his blamcdest to do It, jest as soon as ho can mako a sneuk on tho feller. All I'm s'prlscd at Is that no trica to stent n two unless no wanted to sell it for money to buy liquor with. Ho never uses firearms nohow couldn't hlro him to htivo anything to do with 'cm. Ho does nil his s hoot In' with a bow nn' arrow, an' ho can knock a woodpecker out o' tho top of a Cnllforny plno overv clip. Why, Miss Pcmbroko, you'ro whlto as a ghost!" "Oil, won't you try and savo him, Mr. Lungdon?" "Snvo who?" "Charley. If anything like llko thnt should befall him It would kill mo. I know it would!" It would huvo been hard to tell which was tho paler of tho two, only for tho sun-bronzo on tho minor's fuco. It was a trying ordeal through which ho was passing, and for a mo ment it sooincd us if ho woro turning to lco ; but tho big, unselfish heart molted beneath the piteous, pleading gazo of thoso eyes that had played such havoo with it during these sunny weeks. Joo Langdon wiped tho perspiration from his brow, con scious that ho was trembling, and that sho would surely notice his agi tation. "If so be," ho said, with another great effort to be calm "If so be it should come in my power to do Char ley Brantloy a service, I'd do It, of course for your sake! But come, Miss Pombroke," ho added, in a moro cheerful tono, "you mustn't lot yor Bolf think o' sech things, I guess Mister Brantley ain't In soch dangor but what he'll tuko kocr of hisself all right. It's ttmo for us to bo movln' down tho mountain. We'll havo a sharp appotlto for breakfast after tho ride, I reckon ; but it won't do for you to carry that whlto fuco back to tho hotel. You'll skoor ovorybody out of ayonr's growth." Then, after thoy had started off at a brisk cantor, hosnld; "What do you say to a race, Miss Pcmbroko? Lot's seo which o' thoso horses can tuko tho rug off tho bush In a mllo stretch." And away thoy gullopod at a reck less rato of speod, leaving a cloud of dust in thoir wake. It was tho noxt day after this oc currence that Joo Langdon stood loaning against tho trunk of a hugo trco, just beyond tho limits of Blaze away, absorbed in thought. Ho wus nlonu, :uul ho could scarce ly hac looked moro pule and hag gard If ho had just rlson from a long, wasting illness, "I don't know what nils mo, onless I'm goln' sturln' mad," ho muttered to himself. "I didn't think it 'ud strlko mo all of a heap to know that sho loved somo other man, but that's jest what It's done blame my skin If it ain't! I'm blowcd If I understand mysolf at all. It's tho fust tlmo I was over kerllumuilxod by a woman, nn' I reckon I reckon It'll be tho lust." Ho inado a movomont ns If to wring his hands, but seemed to check tho impulso, ns It ho wero ashamed of his weakness. "Joo Langdon, you'ro a blamed fool!" ho,Buld, unconsciously uponk Ing aloud, "You've got tho brass of a road-agont to go fullln' In lovo with a flno lady liko Laura Pembroke. But how can a man holp it, Sho ain't like other flno Indies, Sho inakoa a fellor forgot that lie's nothln' but a rough cuss : an' sho couldn't ts.1V nv nicer to the President himself than sho does to ine. I don't know what I'vo been thinking of all this time. I nln't flt-to.bo mentioned In.the same dny with her. I can't bear to think of her going nwny " "You can't, oh?" Interrupted a sneering voice. "If that Is the case, It Is tlmo you wero being taught a lesson!" Joo looked tin with a start. Chnrlpv Brantley stood before him, tall and handsome, with nn angry gleam In his black eyes. Tlio miner felt himself growing weak to think ho hnd committed tho crowning folly of betraying his secret to this tnnn. "So you aro in lovo with Lnurn Pembroke," continued Brantley, with cuttlngisnrcasm. "I havo heard of your persistent attention to her dur ing my absence. And you think you enn't benr to Bee her go nwny from hero. That Is bad, truly." "Walt a minute, Mr. Brantloy," said Joo, his voico husky. "You have hcerd whatlwns foolish enough to Bay out loud, an' there's no uso In my denyln' It now. I do lovo Miss Pembroke, but I didn't Intnnil to Int. nor know it, nor you. I know sho ain't for mo; I know Bho's to be your wife." "And knowing that, you havo the Impudcnco to tell mo thnt you lovo her you, n low, mlscrablo specimen of humanity, too Ignorant to realize your ownnuduclty!" cried Brantley, his temper getting tlio better of him. "ou'ro a scoundrel, sir a dog" "Stop!" If Joo Lnngdon's fac was pulo beforo, it wus ghostly nov. "Stop!" ho repeated, nnd his voico wos tcrrlblo from Its very calmness. "There nln't but ono man on enrth thnt can call me sech names ns thnt, an' live nn' you'ro thnt mnn. But youmusn'tdo It ng'ln, sir by tho Eternal you musn't do It ng'ln, It's only hor lovo for you that saves you now." "You threaten mo. do you?" cried Brantley, in a whlto licat of passion. "You threaten mc " Whatever was In his mind to soy, It remained unsaid, for at that in stant Joo Langdon sprang upon him with tho quickness of thought, and bore him heavily to tho around. Tho attack was so sudden nnd un expected that Brantley was not pre pared for It, but with a furious curso ho struggled to his feet and drew his revolver. Ho was about to'firo when ho henrd n woman's scream, n man's shout, and a strong hand seized his arm nnd held It. "Drop thnt pistol!" cried n stern voice. "You wouldn't shoot a man when Iio'b down 1" What had happened? What did It mean? Wus that Joo Langdon lying on tho ground with nn nrrow quiver ing In his sldo? Wns that Laura Pcmbroko kneeling besldo the pros trato miner? Wus this Mr. Pcm broko who hnd grnsped his nrm nnd wrenched the pistol from his hnnd? Charley Brantley realized theso thlpgs gradually, llko a man waking from u nightmare. "You told mo to savo him, Miss Pembroke," snld Joo, faintly, us the weeping girl lifted his head to her lap. "You told mo to savo him, nn' I'vo dono it. I seo'd thnt wretch, Whisky Tom, lurkln' behind tho bushes yonder, with his bow drawn nnd nn nrrow p'lntcd nt Brantley. I knowed what it mennt, nn' I kuowed Tom never missed his aim, so I I jumped onto Brantley and pushed him out o' tho way, nn' took tho nr row myself. Good-bye ; don't cry for me. I'm glad It turned out this way. I hopo you'll bo happy. Good-bye good-bye" And Joo Lungdon was dead. It wus merely nn episode; nnd nftcr a handful of citizens had run tho murderer down nnd hung him to tho nearest tree, nftcr tho fashion of Western justice, tho event wus not long remombored. But tliero woro two who never for got Mr. nnd Mrs. Brantley. A Night In Coal Mint. "I onco spont a night In a coal mlno," said Charles F. Tomley, of IndlanapolU. "It wus partly tho re sult of meanness, but moro largely of forgotfulness. I was out en a tour of Inspection and investigation in Ohio at tho tlmo, and had a letter from tho manager of a mining com pany authorizing mo to look over thoir mines. I was generally received very courteously, and hud no diffi culty until ono day a miner's boss demanded very rudely a liberal con tribution. When I refused, lie told mo that I could stop down In tho mlno until I changed my mind, nnd ho nctunlly refused to allow mo to go up in tho shaft. I never Imagined ho meant anything moro thnn n joke, nnd ns I did not know tho mlno was only working short tlmo, I did not dream tho men wero leaving for tho day. Such, however, wns tho case, and althoughll waited hour after hour, no friendly shaft enmo to my rescue, What hnd been first intended for a bluff had been converted Into nn out rngo by sheer forgotfulness, nnd I spent a horrlblo night in intonso darkness nnd mlscrablo dampness. Tho horrors of that night with nolsos nil around, for which It wns Impossible to account, can hardly bo ronllzod, nnd if it is anything liko what a prisoner sudors in solitary confinement, such unfortunates havo my hearty symputhy." St. Louis Globo Democrut. A "Straw BrHgo." A "Btrnw brldgo" la a Texas curio slty. It is built across tno Red River, soventeen miles from Quanan, Hurd mnn County, Tox. Asdoscrlbed, tho bed of tho river is very wide, qulto shallow nnd Is of a very flno, red, trenchorous sand, making tho passago of houvy vehicles impossible, Tho brldgo is really nothing but n causo way three miles long, about flvo feet high nnd wldo enough for two teams, It was constructed by a settler, who chnrges a small toll for its use. It is built of altornato layers of long grass nnd sand, nnd is rebuilt every season, ns tho high water wnslies It nwny. An attempt has boon mndo to build nn Iron brldgo, but it was swept away nlmost immediately, nnd tho natives nro said to find tho straw cheaper and hotter. Now York Dispatch. Franco is worth, all property con sldered, 140,000,000,000. SOMEWHAT STRANGE. ACCIDENTS AND INCIDENTS OF EVERYDAY LIFE. Queer Facts ana' Thrilling Adventures Whleh Show that Truth Is Stranger than Fietlon. A TRJLVKf.t-'ft rormitlv rntnrnnd frnm Central Afrlcn tells of n tribe of nn tlves who nro fond of public speech- maklntr. nml wlmn In tlnltnin nrn rn. Itilrcd to stand on ono leg until thoy havo finished speaking. John Hu.Btt, n traveling mnn of Chicago, on a recent. Friday afternoon met Miss Grace Washburn for tho first tlmo In n Bloomlngton (111.) grocery. Howns presented nnd wns invited to call thnt evening. Ho did so, nnd beforo ho took his depnrturo proposed marriage. Tho proposal wns nccepted, nnd they wcro married Saturday nt noon nt the parsonage of tho Second Presbyterian Church. Hllcr's homo Is nt Grnnd Hnvcn, Mich. Tub people of Hunter's Point, Fin., fulling to kill or outran a panther thnt wns carrying off their cnlvcs, pigs and poultry, offered n rownrd of $100 for tho body of tho benst. An old hunter from Michigan proved equnl to the emergency. Spring snares wero sot for him in tho hummocks near tho haunts of tho panther, nnd In one of them It wns soon found suspended by tho neck. It meas ured flvo feet nnd flvo Inches from tip to tip. A ctJiiiOMTY In tho shnpc of a Del hi, X. Y., town bond for $500 wns turned In to the Town Treasurer u few days ago. It wns punctured so full of pinholes ns to nlmost unreadable, and It boro other evidences of hurd usage. As soon ns Its genuineness wns determined, however, tho money wus paid on it, and n county official mude an Investigation. Its lute owner finally admitted that ho hnd carried the bond for years pinned fast to his undershirt, nnd that, ns ho changed his shirt frequently, tho bond had become full of pinholes. Titntx and a half miles west of Aldlc, Loudoun County, Vn., Is tho locally famous "black swamp," and a strango story has been current there abouts for tho better part of this century. Jesse McVeigh lived long ngo In nn old stono houso on tho edgo of tho swamp, nnd there eamo to him onco n stranger asking shelter. Tho stranger wns taken In, and ho lived there for live years. Ho never went beyond tho swamp for oxcrclse, nnd ho took elnboruto precautions nt night to guard against surprise. When ho died u stranger from n neighbor ing village eamo nnd claimed tho body, professing to rccognlzo tho dead man ns nn acquaintance. Tho stranger who claimed tho body was the dead man's son, nnd he afterward becunio Chief Justice of tho United States Supremo Court. Tho father, u wealthy und well-educated Mury hinder, but a man of ungovernable temper, hud slain a guest nt his own tnblo by breaking his skull with a decanter. The homicide's place of hiding was hardly more than fifty miles from the scene of his crime. Foit many years u sandy mound on the II. A. Malzo farm, just south of Wnoster, Ohio, has been known ns tho hiding place of tho fox. Tho past winter the animals huvo been unusu ally numerous and created havoo In the henneries. Tho lossos becamo so great that the farmers held u mooting and decided to blow tip tho mound und rid themselves of tho pests. A Inrge quantity of dynamite wus pur chased and four lurge charges wero put Into tho ground. For somo rea son tho fuses failed to dlschurgo tlio explosive and tho stull Is now burled in the mound. Tho mound is ono of tho most productive spots on tlio farm, und us tho farmer docs not know just whoro tho dynamite lies ho Is In a plcklo to know what to do, ns ho Is afraid to dig Into tho mound for fear ho may strlko tho stuff and send himself to kingdom como. Tho ownor of the farm Insists that tho dynnmlto must bo found, as ho real izes tho fact of It bolng burled on tho farm Is going to hurt tho sale of tho farm or forovcr render several ucres of his best land valueless. Ax Illustration of tho lengths to which somo will go In the currying out of nn Idea Is given in the Buffalo (X. Y.) Express by John Smith, who quotes u "poor.rlch" mnn assaying: "I was Improvident In my youth! I tried several schemes for saving, with no avail, until I happened on ono pay day to notice thnt I hnd In my possession several bills issued by national banks In different parts of tho country. Then I thought I would try to got together as many different issues as possible Prcsontly eamo tho desire to own a specimen of ovory national bank note evor Issued. I have tho best collection of tho kind extant now, nnd I lovo it bettor than my llfo. I havo been urged a numbor of 4 lines to start In business for my self, but nil my wealth Is contained in that priceless collection, nnd I cannot benr to turn theso specimens Into ordinary money. I scrimp my self to ndd to tho collection, and am nctunlly no bottor off than whon I begun to snvo. I huvo an objoct in living, though." "Whim: traveling from houso to houso in Charlton County, Ga., last January," said u woll-knovn can vasser this morning, "I hoard u itrnngo story about an ulllgator. A farmer who lives In closo proximity to nn nlllgutor pond wns at work on tho plantation und his family was nt n neighbor's houso. Returning homo about sundown, thoy henrd a strnngo nolso In ono of tho living rooms. Tho farmer supposed thnt n burglar wus in iho houso, nnd quietly opened tho front door nnd took down his shot gun. Ho went in tlio room where tho nolso wns nnd lying restlessly upon tho bed, with his head on tho pillow, was n medlum-slicd alligator. Tho man wns surprised and fright ened. Tho alligator heard a nolso, and looking around saw tho gun pointed toward him. Tho man banged away with his gun and n do ion buck shot entered tho alligator's head. Another load of shot was sont whiz ting at tho reptile, causing death In stantly. Tho dishes and tables in tho dining room woro broken nnd tho pantry was robbed of its victuals. Having satisfied his appotlto the rep tile crnwled upon tho bod and pareu to take n nap." A lady of Scnrcy, Ark., who, per Imps, does not oven enro to have Jmt Initials given, sends tho following re mnrknblc account of tho recurrent of tho "Blbllcnl seven" In tho family of James Forbes Barton. Here is a. copy of tho communication: Tha number seven Is peculiarly entwined witn tlio lire History of tho fnmlly of Jnmcs Forbes Burton, ono of the vic tims of tho yellow fovor plnguo a Memphis, Tenn. Ho was born on tho 7th of December, 1825 (twelfth month, soventh day: 12 plus 7 plus 1 plus 8 plus 2 plus 5 equnls H5, trie product being flvo sevens); his wife wns born December 7, 18U2 (1 plus 8 plus I) plus 2 equnls 14, two sevens); nnd they were married on Decomber 7, 1847, when sho wns IB nnd ho was 211. When ho died he left seven sons, nnd no daughters. His seventh son wns born on tho 7th of December, 1801 (twelfth month, soventh day; 12 plus 7 plus 1 plus 8 plus G plus 1 equnls 115, tho snmo product us in the enso of his father flvo sevens). His (James Forbes Barton's) first grand son wns born on December 7, 1876. At tho present tlmo there are seven of his grandchildren living and, w von that nro dend. Tho fncts above stated will bo vouched for by mnny promi nent people In Western Tennessee and Eastern Arkansas. Wytiib county, Vii., numbers with in its population tho greatest mnn in tho Commonwealth, if ono considers his dend weight Melvln Grulib.whooc wondrous growth nnd pondrous.!ifnIv make him tho dully wonder of his. neighbors. Ho wns born something moro than fifteen years ago, und Iiu over since that event kept his neigh bors wondering nt his growth. Each year since ho wns 10 has seen from fifty to 100 pounds added to his weight, until he is believed now to be tho heaviest youth alive; und vhould his avoirdupois appreciate at thowitne rapid rate, ho will soon break nil the heavy-weight records slnco Adarm At 111 years of ngo ho wclghuJ 410' pounds; nt 14, 450 pounds, nnd now, nt 15, the scales creak nt 530 pounds, und tho end Is not yet. Grubfr Ik not merely a mountain of flesh, but mm active nnd Intelligent boy. Ho can follow n plough nil day without un usual fatigue, and Is n bright und In telligent pupil of tho public school near his father's farm, nt Winter's Bridge, two and a half miles west of. Wythevllle. Tin: Sonoma (Cal.) Indcx-Tribuna-snys: A young woman residing In tho valley, whoso nnmo wo withhold for family reasons, Is a victim of sleep-walking. A short tlmo-ugo at--tired in u whlto night-dress, lio un- consciously nroso from hor bed. near midnight nnd was seen near home, which Is In tho upper part of tho valley, by parties who mistook the apparition for a ghost nmb Ital In terror. Tho somnambulist) l:n been observed early In tho morning by train hands standing motionless on cither the Donahue or Southern Pa cific Ilullroad track, und bus nurrow ly escaped being run over on several occasions. Recently she nroso from her bed about II o'clock lmthe. morn ing and wus seen to approach Sono ma creek In her night robe. Ujxir? reaching t he stream the young woiiuir waded In for u short distance-, mm If feeling her way, mid then swam sufe ly across. Upon reaching the oppo site hunk she awoke, and, half fright ened to death, dripping wt ttnd shivering from tho cold, mmUs hor way to tho houso of a neighbor, where she wus cured for und then taken to herhoiue. Tub Mobile (Ala.) correspondent of tho New Orleans Times-Democrat; was present at somo experiments made by threo reputable physicians on tho person of a man named Lur tado, a native of Trinidad. This man seemingly Is u wonder. He appears to bo utterly oblivious to tho sensa tion of heat and cold, and, in fact, experiences no feeling of puln, even when undergoing treatment thai, would causo nn ordinary man untold agony. Ho Is flvo feot seven inches in height, weighs 100 pounds, uud In perfectly sound mentully and physl cully. His father was a Spaniard und i his mother nn English woman. The corrcspondont witnessed tho man run through his neck down to aaii grac ing tho trachea n piece of stool win" one-eighth of nn Inch In diameter, to which a most powerful galvanic bat tery was attached und shifted from ono current to another without any percoptlblo puln, but with contnVSer nblo acceleration of pulse. Hepussedl unothor largo steel wire into his. mouth nnd through his check in al? directions nnd no blood flowed. Another largo wiro wus pawed, through nnd through the largo muM clcs of tho calf of tho leg and between tho blcops muscles, In lino with the brachial nrtery nnd through tho arm nbovo tho wrist, botweon the- two bones of tho nrm, nnd other like ex periments in dllferont parts -ot the body, nil of which with soomlngly no Enln uud no blooding from any phice ut a drop from tho neck, in fact, each of tho openings made by the instrument closed up ns bloodless and ns easily as if tho man was con structed of India rubber. Tho physi cians present declared that It wus tho most wondorful exhibition of froedom. from till puln they had ever witnessed. Tho mnn never flinched during any of tho experiments, whllo tho instru ments woro iubbed into him with no moro consideration thun if ho hod boon a watermelon. In a Circle of Fire. It gots pretty cold In Arizona ithu winter tlmo of tho year, too cold for comfort, somo of tho tramps then think, nnd u largo number of thum who nro camped nt Lonlsburg detor--mined to pass at least, one comfortnblo night. So they attacked u coal train, took sovonteon tons of coals placed it In a largo clrelo nnd hot it on lire, gotting within the circloi They hnd a very eomfortabl'o night, but greatly to tho discomfort of tlio Xorthorn J'n clfiu railroad, which owned tho co-il. Coal is dear and searco in thnt jutrt of tlio world, and It was an oxpom-lvo warming that the tramps got. It is llkoly to cost them dear, too( for tlu road lias dotormlnod to got oven with them If possible. Xow Orlwi&s ricayuno. All tho proporty'iif Italy is.s8ow edut $15,000 (00,000.