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L. C. KAYNE, Pres't. F. G. FORD, Cashier. Capital, ?250,000. Surplus nml ) Ol IA AAA Undivided Profits ? V *? I V,UUv. Facilities of our magnificent Now Vault [containing 110 ^.nfety-Loc.& Bosos. Plffer lent Sizes ar? offered to our patrons and I tho public at ?3.UU to $10.00 por annum. THOS. J. ADAMS PROPRIETOR THIS PLANTERS LOAN AND SAVINGS BARK. AUGUSTA, GA. Pay.8 IntcrosT^ on Deposits. Accounts Solicited. JJ. C. HATNE, President. W. C. WABDLATT, Cashier. EDGEFIELD, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1899. VOL.. LXIV. NO. 12 SPRING IN Snreiy.snrely be?s aro humming ia tho mazy tangles sweet; Spring.with April smiles 13 coaling: There are lilies at her feet ! Mocking birds in beach-blooms singing tL'iU with joy tho dreamy air, And the green is on the meadow, and the wild flowers cluster there ! N INLAND BY C. A. S Rufus Rumllett is another instance to prove that "the boy is father to the anau." When 16 years of age he helped to invent an armor-clad coasting sled, "the Rantum-Scooter," and he alone steered it down Wilkins hill to victory over the "Number Seven" boys; and now he is commander of an armor-clad ship, quito fis~~capable, I doubt not.of routing an enemy. The schoolhouse in "Number Sis," where we underwent a mild form of education together, stood.at the forks of the county road, with the cross town road, which led down Wilkins hill, on one side and ?Jill hill on the othsr. The -county road extended north and south, along the crest of a tina, broad ridge of land divided into ten fertile farms, owned by as many well-to-do farmers whose families made up our school district. Wo young people of Number Six had always been a little inclined to look down on the boys and girls of Number Seven at the Corners, near the foot of Wilkins hill, for the deni zens of Number S?ven were a some what poor and shiftless lot. The larger boys were pugnacious and ill disposed, and unless a schoolmaster were strong eaoagh to thrash four or five of them, he must suffer the hu miliation of being carried out of the schoolhouse. At Number Six,on the contrary, the pupils were well-advanced, self-re specting and orderly. Au able teacher was required, but less to govern than to instruct. Still, I now think that the contempt in which we held, the Number Seven boys was rather phar isaical, and I do not wonder they re sented it. Wo nicknamed them "bog trotters," an'1 ?hey retorted by calling us "hill dogo;" Tho two districts also belonged to two rival political parties, a fact which sharpened the animosity betweeu them. Wilkins hill was tue best coasting place in the couuty. It consisted of five steep pitches, with intervals of less abrupt descent between them, which made altogether a run of more tha yon broc \> : 1 .- I terrifk est pitt might e Boys fn afraid tc-nj me hill, but if a Number Six boy had not made the "run" at 13 or li years of age we deemed him a backward lad. . The coasting sleds most in favor with us were small and narrow. They were shod with half-round steel shoes, which were slightly bowed* to make a "spring" space of an inch at the mid dle'of the runner. Our favorite pos ture for cor sting on this hill was face downward, with toes extended behind to aid in steering. Usually in start ing at the top of the hill we ran for ward, one after another, flung our selves down on our sleds aud thus set off at speed. On moonlit evenings, when there were girls -in the party, trains were often made up of ten or twelve sleds -some of them large hand-sleds, ou which four or five could sit nt ease. The forward or leading sled was called the "engine" and was steered by one of the oldest, strongest boys. Such a train,humming down that long hill by moonlight, gaining speed at every pitch till it shot past the Corners at Num ber Seven, going (50 miles an hour, af forded au exhilarating spectacle. There was an almost uninterrupted view from top to bottom of the long descent; and besides tho steerer on the engine the^e was a "hornman," whose business it was to blow a_tin horn if we saw a team or pedestrian coming np. All the others, too, jc .ned in a tremendous shout of "Road! road! road!" The hill was so long that not more than three or four coasts could be made in an eveniug and generally not more than x>ne during the noon inter mission, when school was in session. A hired man from one of the farms, with a span of horses and a long piing sleigh, saved ns the drudgery of pull ing our sleds up the hil!. Laws relative to coastiug -were not then very strict in Maiue.and we sup posed we had a right to coast down the road at GO miles an hour. Nobody had crer made any objection. The only drawback to the sport was that we had to run past the schoolhouse in Number Seven, and the bog-trotters were accustomed to rush out and pelt us with snowballs. The place was i locally known as Wilkins Corners. There had been good coasting for three or four weeks before Rufus Rundlett devised the Eantum-Scooter; the entire hill was smooth as glass. Nearly every morning, noon and night some of us Number Six boys were coasting, and often there were 2'ai'ties of 20 or 30. The loafers . and bog-trotters had jeered at us as we flew past and snow balled us as in former years, but be fore long the Number Seven boys actually undertook to stop all Number Six coasters. They rolled great snow balls into the road in front of the schoolhouse and built a. high fort clear across the roid. Four of our boys who started to coast down were ob liged to take to the ditch. The bog trotters then rushed from their fort and by pelting them with snowballs forced them to run back up the hill. They shouted that no hill dog should pass that sehooIhouHe. Eut as their fort stopped teams as well as coasters, one of the selectmen of the town ordered them to remove it at once, and during the following evening a train of teu sleds from Num ber Six coasted defiantly by, WINTER. There's a sense of summer sweetness In tho broad fields and the dp'!s And a chime-or is it fancy?-of remem bered heather-bells ! And the mildest suns aro-shining, and tho # skies aro bright with bluo, And in gardens Love is twining ?iii his rarest wreaths for you ! -Frank L. Stanton. RON-CLAD. - I* ?EPHENS. ' But the next noon they played a new and worse trick on us. Eight of ten of us set oif to go down singly,one sled a ?ew yards behind another, when, as we drew near Number Seveu school house, Rufus Rundlett, who 'was ahead, noticed that Matthias Monson, one of the larger boys at the Corners, was standing on one side of the road and his brother Lem ou the other. "Look out for snowballs!" Rufus shouted back to us. Neither he nor any of the rest of us saw that a new rope lay across the road on the snow till the Monseu boys, raised it and caught us. Rufus' sled was capsized, aud all the rest of ns were piled up in a heap-. Some of us were scraped off our sleds, some had their sleds upset; for the Number Seven crowd had three or four boys at .each end of the 'rope, and as fast as a sled came along it was caught by the rope aud jerked over. Meantime a dozen other Num ber Seven boys were raining snow balls upon us. Wc had to pick our selves up, recover our sleds aud get away as best we could. "Try it again!" they shouted after us. "If you think 3-011 can run by Number Seven try it again!" For a day or two we had little dis position to try it again; they were too big aud too many for us to thrash, as we would, perhaps have beeu justified in doing, and we Hid not dare to try the coast; but ve chafed nuder the re straint and beat our brains for a de vice t? break it effectually. '"Dol" Edmunds, who, after Rufus, was probably the most energetic of our boys, proposed to run a big mar ket pnng sleigh down, taking one of the thills under each arm a? he lay face downward on his narrow coasting sled between them. This feat had sometimes beeu performed on the hill by the older boys. Dol's ide*, was that the piing, loaded Avith ten or a dozen boys, would break the rope or jerk it away from those who tried to hold it. It was evident, however, that if the rope were so held as to upset his sled the pung thills would drop aud the _. JULU M ji 1,1 ru 110 IAS 14IIA steer the pnng in that way aud be completely covered by it. The most of ns were afraid, how ever, that the bog-trotters would scrape us off of the pung with their rope. At this stage of tue argument Rufus proposed making the pung into a wooden armor-clad. Dol and he worked nearly all the following night. They took off the low pung-box and replaced it with one far larger and stronger, made of joist and pine boards. It covered the pung runners entirely, being over eight feet long by four feet wide, and the sides ro?o toa height of over three feet, quita sufficient to shield all who sat within them. .The boc was made fast to the runners and had a kind of prow in front, projecting three or four feet in a wedge-shaped triangle. When they hauled it to the school house next day everyone who saw it, in cluding our woman teacher, agreed it was the most singular "coaster" ever seen in those parts. Rufus,when lying under it on his little sled to steer,was almo3t completely hidden from view; and a short trial trip down the first pitch of the hill showed it to be nec essary that he should be strapped to th? littlo sled. Rnfus was read}' to start at once, but the courage of many of the boys was not quite equal to taking passage in so. novel a contrivance. Indeed, some little bravery was required, for if Rufus failed to steer it broken necks might be the result. Then, too, no one knew how strong the bog-trotters' rope would prove to be* or what would happen when we ran foul of it. But next day, after we had eaten our noon lunch,Rufus having sent his father's hired man, with a- span of horses,down thehill in advance,plnced himself under the pung in position for steering. "Come on, bovs!" he called, "who's afraid?" Dol Edmunds was the first to climb in, and nine of as followed him. "Shove off!" exclaimed Rufus, and in a moment more we were gliding down tho first pitch. Altogether the pung, the heavy box and its load of boys must have weighed a ton. It rapidly gathered speed. Down tho second pitch it swept, hummed across the level stretch and took tho third jjiteh, faster and faster. It was amazing that Rufus steered so well, but he seemed to know how at once. My own sensations swung between terror and a wild elation. Down the long fourth pitch wo shot, gaining tremendous headway. The piing was now going so fast that the. jar and jolting motion had entirely ceased. It seemed as if the roa* had been oiled. Tho keen rush of cold air cut our faces,and brought to my eyes, I remember, was a haze of tears, through which I saw dimly a wild pro cession of hurrying trees aud roadside fences. The Number Seven boys had seen ns coming. As we headed down the fifth and last pitch we heard them shouting, and s zveu or c-ight of them ran across th?, road. "They're stretching their rops!" Dol exclaimed. Jumping to his feet, he pull-jd off his red woolen muffler and waved it defiantly, while wc all yelled like wild Indian9. The bog trotters yelled back defiance and raised their rope. In their ignorance they THE NATtONAL'BANK OF AUGUSTA L. C. HATNE, Prc't. F. G. FORD, Cashier. Capital, ?250}000. Surplus RIK! I Qi IA AAA Undivided Profits i ?HU.VUU. ^Facilities of our magnificent Now Vault containing ?I0 Safely..Lock Bosos. Differ ent Sizes are cffored to our patrons und the public at 43.00 to $10.00 por annum. THOS. J. ADAMS PROPRIETOR. PLANTERS LOAN AND SAVINGS BANK. AUGUSTA, GA. Pays Interest on Deposits? Accounts Solicited. JJ. C. HATNE, President. W. O. WABDLAW, Cashier. EDGEFIELP, S. C.. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 15, 1899. VOL. LXIV. NO. ll. REVIVAL OF $ The Election of Brigham H. |5 Utah is a Test Case b Christian churches of different de nominations, all over the land, have now taken up the anti-polygamy cru sade, aud, at the present time, it is the absorbing topic. For the second time in our history, the hydra of polygamy has lifted its j head in defiance of the American peo ple. Utah, repudiating the sacred pledges it gave as an essential condi tion of admission to Statehood, has not only failed to suppress the crime of plural marriage, but has promoted and encouraged it. Emboldened by apparent public indifference, it lately ? elected to Congress a notorious poly gamist with three wives. This man a convicted offender-is knocking at thg doors of our national legislature, and claiming the right to a voice and vote in making laws for the American people. Public indignation, slow to awake, has beon fully aroused in pro test against so shameless a proceed ing, and the demand is universal and insistent that Congress should exer cise its prerogative and purge itself of the contamination. From every; Stu??2-Utah alone excepted-there will thunder like a Niagara, ana ou; legislators at Washington will do well to give it heed. Resplendent in the gold seal of the State of Ulah, handsomely engrossed on parchment and signed by the Sec retary of State, the credentials of Brigham H. Roberts, of Utah, have finally put in an appearance in tho House of Representatives at Washing ton. They were received by Clerk McDowell, and after being indorsed as to the time of receipt were deposited in the big safe wherein all the creden: tials of members of Congress are pre served. The document is a very simple onoi except in the elegance of its execu tion, and in this respect Utah has called in the best resources of the steel engraver and engrosser. The credentials were executed at Salt Lake City on December 10, but not until now have they reached the au thorities of the House for filing. They are about the last to come, as most of the credentials were filed soon after the November elections. The matter now goes over to the Fifty-six Con? gress, which alone has power to deal with Roberts.' Roberts's nomination for Congress,' it is said, was brought about through the influence of tho Mormon Apostle, Heber J. Grant, and the "Church of the Latter Day Saints." His record was well known, and it waB decided to make au aggressive campaign and exert all the influence of the Mormon hierarchy to secure his election and admission in Congress. Repeatedly the church was urged to withdraw him from the race, but it refused. In thc very crisis of the campaign, the THE GHEAT MORMON TE [No Gentile eyes havo ever gazed upon Laico. Not ovoQ all Mormons are admitted, passed within its portals. It is declarod th talus hack of thc olty. Tho Mormons wors! kept tho records ot tho plural marriages, s; Governor of Utah, who is not a Mor mon, wishing to avert the shame that would como upon tho State from such n choice, pleaded with the people not to elect the avowed polygamist; but tho Mormon power was supreme, and Roberts wan triumphantly elected. Brigham II. Roberts, accordiug to tho publiahed accounts, has contracted turee marriages. Hi3 wives ave Louisa) Smith Roberta, Celia Dibblo Robert* and Margaret 0? Shipp B?berg The -I POLYGAMY, g --- >k ss*. . - \*4 Roberts to Congress From <?> J|l)efiant Mormonism. g$ two first named livo in Centreville, near Salt Lake City, and the third is 1 ?a practicing physician in that city., In february, 1S87, he was indicted by the Grand Jury of the United States .before the Third District Court of Utah, for continuous and unlawful : .cohabitation "with more than one iwonian as his wives." The indictment -was filed February li, a warrant was I issued the same day, he was arrested 1 LTON AND BEEHIVE HOUSES OP [The Lion House is tho building on tho r Chamber, tn which are held the meetings be On tho left is tho beehive house, dwellings ^ on the fifteenth of the same month, but was not arraigned until April 29, 1889, when ho entered a plea of guilty. On May Jl, 1889, he was sentenced to four months' confine ment in the Utah penitentiary and a fine of $200. The entire Protestant clergy of tho State of Utah have united in an effort to defeat the Mormon plans, and have issued a statement exposing, in no measured language, the general con dition of the Mormon clement in Utah to-day. That statemout among other matters, says: "Of such cases ('celestial' or 'plural marriages'), more than 2000 have come to our notice, and this living has re sulted in the birth of more than 1000 children since Statehood was granted January 4, 1896. Religious adultery goes unpunished and the 'kingdom' -"""a anflf.e. TVnm fV?? *? j words: MORMON TH HING HOUSE-ONE SOUItCE OF MORMON' STRENGTH. [In this house the Mormon Church gath ers its sinews of wnr. Every Mormon, high or low, rich or poor, uust contribute hts share to the mninteuanco of tho Church. This is tho pince whore tho faithful deliver thoir financial offerings, which amount every year to a gigantic sum. Through the tithing system tho Church has scoured funds to carry on the war It is waging for -Boberts.l "If the Mormon theory of marriage is right, then we ought all to follow the Mormon priesthood and rely on Prophet, Seer and Revelator Snow for guidance in every spiritual and tem poral concern. If the people of thc United States are right on the ques tion of marriage, then tho Mormon god is a polygamous adulterer whose 'chief glory' is the commission of crime. If the people of the United States aro right, this god exists only in theory aud for the purpose of mask IMPLE AND TABERNACLE, tho interior ot tho Groat Temple at Salt . Oaly those high in the Church have ever nt socket tunnels connect it with tho moun htn in tho Tabernacle. In the Templo arc ito from Gentile eyo?. I ing the Inst of tho Mormon, Metallize* 3ek priesthood. . "The election of B. E. Robert? is the practical challenge of Mormonism on the question of whether plural marriage is a virtue or a crime. How ? are wo going lo answer the challenge?" j If thero are any who suppose that | Brigham H. Roberta is going to give up the fight he is making to secure a Boat in Congress and resigo, they min take the decorate character of the man, | THE NATtONAL'BANK OF AUGUSTA L. C. HATNE, Prc't. F. G. FORD, Cashier. Capital, ?250}000. Surplus RIK! I Qi IA AAA Undivided Profits i ?HU.VUU. ^Facilities of our magnificent Now Vault containing ?I0 Safely..Lock Bosos. Differ ent Sizes are cffored to our patrons und the public at 43.00 to $10.00 por annum. THOS. J. ADAMS PROPRIETOR. PLANTERS LOAN AND SAVINGS BANK. AUGUSTA, GA. Pays Interest on Deposits? Accounts Solicited. JJ. C. HATNE, President. W. O. WABDLAW, Cashier. EDGEFIELP, S. C.. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 15, 1899. VOL. LXIV. NO. ll. A CANNIBAL EXECUTION; Tho Victim Is Torn to Pieces anti Dis appears Instantly. Many of the B?tetela tribe fought side by side with the whites in the recent war with the Arabs which re sulted in the expulsion of all the Arab slave dealers from the Congo state in Africa. Tbe B?tetela cannibals are splendid fighters, but are among the worst savages who have been found in Africa. . "During excursions in the neighborhood of their town," wrote Dr. Hinde,. ihe famous traveler,," "I on more than one occasion saw a public execution. When the chief of a town, who is of course nu absolute monarch, decides that a man must die, he hands him over to the people. Tue man is immediately torn to pieces and disaj) pears as quickly as a hare is broken up by a pack of hounds. Every man lays h ld of him at once with one baud and with the other whips off a piece with his knife; no one stops to kill him first, for he would, by so doiug.lose his piece. .More tbauonce, after a drumhead court-martial, when a spy or deserter was shot, the on lookers bave Paid to us, 'Why]jdo you bury bim? It's no use; when yon are gone we shall, of course, dig him up.' Hanging fetiches over the grave with a view to preventing the people from touching it for fear of magic had no effect. These people seem to have no form of religion whatever, and no fear of death or evil spirits. Through the whole of the B?tetela country,.extend ing from the Lubefu to the Lui ki and from the Lurimbi northward for some five days' march, one sees neither gray hairs, nor halt nor blind. Even parents are eaten by their children on the first sign of ajiproaching decrepi tude. It is easy to understand that, under the circumstances, the B?tetela have the appearance of a spleudid race. These cannibals do not, as a rule, file their front teeth, nor do they tattoo the face." Between 5000 and 10,000 of these B?tetela cannibals fought in the war against the Arabs. The fact that so niaaj cannibals were fighting under Baron Dhauis proved an important element in his success. "The teach ing of the Mohammdeu religion," wrote Dr. Brinde, "does not concede that a man whose body bas beeu muti- j lated can enter into the highestbeaven where only perfect meu are admitted. I As a consequence of this belief, the j white Arabs and other faithful follow ers of Islam would, after a rebuff, in stead of trying to retrieve the fortunes of the day, flee from the field with all possible speed-not so much to save their lives as through fear that tbeir bodies, in the event of their falling, would be torn to pieces." u^mio o me Xiak?i ?jity and accom plished a world of good. In the six years of bis service at Plymouth church be raised something over S?,0?0,000 for institutions which he chose to aid or found. The most interesting tbiug to be re lated of bim is that be preached a rousing sermon one Sunday at Plym outh, in which ho set forth in bis finest manner tho things that ought to be done for the young boys and gills of our generation. When he was through a member of bis congrega tion, Philip D. Armour, the great pork packer, came forward, and taking him by the hand, said: * "Do you believe in those ideas you just now expressed?" "I certainly do," said Dr. Gun saulus. "And you'd carry them out if you had the means?" "Most assuredly." "Well, then," said Mr. Armour, "if you will give me five years of your time I will give you the money." The result was that Armour Insti tute now bas Dr. Guusaulus as its president, where this year 1200 young men aud women will be taught tbe most important industrial branches. That Sabbath address is going down to history under the title of the "32,800,000 seimon." Tho Colonel's Spectacle "Colonel Roosevelt is very near sighted," said one of the New Or leans boys who saw service at Santi ago, "and when tho hot fighting was in progress his luggage consisted almost entirely of spe cades. Near-sighted people always have an abiding fear of loosing their glasses, kuowing their absoluto helplessness without such aid, aud I was told by one of the New York club contingent that Roosevelt took particular pains before leaving home to provide against such disas ter. "He had been iu the habit of wear ing nose glasses with a black silk cord attached, but the arrangement waa entirely unsuited to a campaign, where the glasses themselves would be liable to fall off constantly and tho cord to catch on twigs. So he substituted very large round spectacles, with steel hooks for the cars, and had a dczeu pairs mounted. These he planted around his person and equipment, trying to distribute them so that no one accident could include them all. .One pair was sewed iu bis blouse, an other in bis belt, another in his hat, two in his saddlebags, and so on. "At the fight at Gnr.simas his horse was barked by a bullet while held by an orderly and plunged frantically against a tree. Colonel Roosevelt came rushing un, all anxiety, and be gan prying under tho saddle flap. 'They haven't hurt the nag, sir,' said the orderly. T know,' replied tho colonel, with tears in bis voice, 'but, hang 'em, they've smashed my specs!' "-New Orleans Times-Demo crat. Round to Kcev> "Warm. lu a schoolhouse iu Lucarne.Switz erland, that Mecca of summer tour ists, a new hot-air furnace has receutly been installed. Now on the black boards of the various reciiatiou rooms one may read the admonition: Siuc? a hot-air heater bas been installed iu this building the opening of any win dow is expressly forbhldan, aiuce the hotnir would go out,-^Chicago Record, * ART. Said Mrs. McFadden, the maker ot gowns, . "I have dreams of a parlor artistic;" And she bought a new carpet, Egyptian, do sign, a Hieroglyphics in ciroles quite mystic. The wall was soon papered to match lt io art With vast candelabra In yellow; They spread over space with unspeakable grace, Each looking with scorn at Its follow. Thu ceiling was 7ow and o'er it were massed Gold circles that whirled In'a cyclone. Bald Mrs. McFadden, "My eyes I .will gladden With pictures of taste and of high tone."^ She framed her marriage certificate flret, To agree with the wedding-ringed celling, And opposite placed a print labelled "From Fans*-," With Marguerite gracefully kneeling. A picture of Dowey, a family group, A scene in Toronto In Winter, An engraving of Washington doing hts beat To look like a Yale football sprinter. Some plates on brass brackets, a Japanese screen, Or Assyrian-I am not certain; Plush rockers teacups and albums and mats, A drapery, tidy and curtain. "Behold !" said Mrs. McFadden, "a room As dressy nnd tasteful as any !" Which opinion, I scarcely need tell yon, my friend. ' - Was echoed with vigor by many. -Pack. HUMOROUS. "Why is the villain in the plf?y al ways a dark man?" "I guess it's be cause villains are naturally opposed to the light." "What can equal the warmth of a true woman's love?" asked, the dear-; est girl. "Her temper, " replied the savage bachelor. "I don't know what's to become of that boy of mine. He waa never known to get anything* right " "Make a weather prophet of him." Watts-I understand the Chinese are the most lightly taxed people on earth. Potts -You needn't worry about that. We shall probably civi lize them before long. Jack -MissUpton is the most circum spect young lady 1 ever met. Tom How so? Jack-She refused to ac company me on the piano the other evening without her chaperon. "When talking weather, always be snro of your man," saidGrimsonbeak. ' 'What would be a lovely day to a man who sells umbrellas would not be so considered by a sandwich man." He-What makes you so pensive? She-I've just been wondering if yq~ will love me when I'm old. He-r what's tho use borrowing tr You've always had weak lui yon may never get old. Tramp-Will the gentle trifle to a poor-man? Tin vu IUO aUYOlUBOUiei ?JJ for sale. Will eat an . . r fond of children,'?' thc td.o . x<? iron?-, ar. old newspaper: "Wauted, two ap- - prentices. Will be treated as one of the family." Danglers-So the engagement be: tween Miss Trilby and George Win kles is off? Morrison-Yes, she was top sensitive. A woman ran a peram bulator over her foot, and whea she told George about it, he asked her if it upset the perambulator. The Dear Girl-I am really aston ished to hear you advance the propo sition that a child should not be cor rected in tho presence of strangers. The Savage Bachelor-He should not be; because he should never be in the presence of sti augers; that's why. "Oh, that I should have mar.ied a* funny mau she wailed!" "Whnt is the matter, dear?" asked her most intim ate friend. "He came home and told me he had a sure way to krep jelly from moulding at the top, a-id when I asked him how, he said to turu it upside down." The following doubtful compliment is a fragment from a love-letter: "How I wish, my da.ling Adelaide, my engagements would permit me to leave town and come to see you ! It would be like visiting some old ruin, hallowed by time and fraught with a thousand recollections." "Stop, or I'll shoot! called ont the policeman. . "Ha, ha !" laughed the malefactor, % nor paused in his flight. "Stop," the policeman now shouted, thoroughly incensed, "or I'll shoot at random!" Here the malefactor halted at once; for even to such as ho life is sweet. How Yhey Do in 7. aria. "They do things differently in. France." It would seem that even the Paris rogues have learned to appreci ate this distinction and to live up to it. The other day a lady went into a store in the Bue Bichelieu and pur chased a silk dress. A man, well dressed and of fashionable appearance, entered the store behind her and watched the transaction with a pained, troubled expression. As the lady drew a 200-franc note from her purse to pay for the dress the stranger rushed forward, gave the lady a box on the ear and tore the note from her grasp. "I had forbidden you to buy that dress," he cried, "but I have watched you, and you shall not have it " With these words he lifted his hat to the clerk and hastened away. The woman fainted. When she recovered the proprietor of the establishment ex pressed regret at the violent scene and pitied her for being dependent on so brutal a husband. "My husband!" cried the lady, eagerly. "Monsieur, that man is not my husband; I do not kuuw him; I have never seen him be fore." But not only thieves, but the police "do things differently" in Paris. The pretended husband was arrested a few hours later. -New York Times, Dos Found Bis Way Home, Jeremiah Murphy, a well-known miner, living in Calumet, Mich., sold his big St. Bernard dog named Bar ney to a Kloudike party eighteen months ago. The dog was taken to Dawson City and performed good s?r: vice there. The other night Barney reappeared at Murphy's home in Cal umet. How lie succeeded in retuv?.? ing from Alaska ig a mystery.