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ABILENE WEEKLY REFLECTOR, ABILENE, KANSAS, JULY 5, 1894.
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Train on the Rook Iriand's Em tern
Dtrlalon Abandoned.
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IEE SHUallUJ BIav.-UJu
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Awaited at CWeat
a.T . Hid la Ma.
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M.tMtollOrdd
' OmU
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mm. m, mo.. .y -""
l' and th Rook iwma, wm u
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U with tntir BMtenwr icrTiCT jBirc.-
dv AS TuitaTmi the Bock Wend
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aut of the river were eoanaoueu.
train west of the river were running
m. ,.- tima On the eastern divl-
lioB not e wheel tamed during the
whole day.
It wm rumored last night that the
eonduetori would join In the strike.
eonduetori wouio join m ,..,
but this rumor was generally denied
liy eonduetori, The Hock Island has
an Iron-clad agreement with the con-
ductors which prevents them from
striking without nrsv gums ""
nntlim. It Is claimed that
the eonduotore have no grievance, and
the rumor Is considered groundless.
It I obvious upon every hand that
the situation la becoming more
There Is no change In the general ef
th. eiriim The nassenirer serV'
l I. .till unlmnalred. while freight
traffic la at a standstill. Hut there are
iniili.lnn. The strike is broad
ening, Every few hours word comes
from some labor union to tho effeot
that It ha decided to affiliate with the
trikers. Both the federal and local
authorities are taking steps to obviate
the trouble which seems to tnreuten.
at nmr'AOO.
cm.. an .Tnlv S Humors Inst nlfl-ht
re that the sheriff has called on the
fovernor for troops, and to-lay s de
velopments are awaited with keen In
! terest If not with anxiety. The troops
at Fort Shorman are being held in
readiness to respond at any moment to
call lor their services w pruwu
property from the strikers,
Firemen and engineers on tho Illi
nois Central road went on a strike yes
terday afternoon, This ww followed
by the announcement that the switch
men end firemen on the Wabash, a'
Wagner line, had struck. Tho switch
englnemen and firemen of the Wabash
road quit work yesterday.
The Michigan Central switchmen
held a meeting and asked that mad not
to interchange freight with the boy
ootted roads. The officials declined to
accede to the demands, and the switch
men walked out.
As a penalty for Its olevornessln run
un iii.u,liii1a with a train of meat the
road Will probably be onllcd uponto
pay a oostly forfeit, for the !ake Shore,
men are scheduled to go out In a body
this morning,
Ihu morning.
All Hv vutenlnv three Rock Island
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pasaenger trains ntuuu un b......k .
Blue Wand, where they had been
thrown Saturday night by tho strikers.
Kearlv DUO oassengers, Including
many, women and ohildron, passod
Saturday night and yesterday with
very little food, ana less water, anu
enffered under the hot rays of tho
ummersun.
A delegation from the Burlington
roads reported to the A, K, U, head
quarters that the tormlnnl yards were
completely ilea up ana ini vweuty
Vuu.i..n,.j .v r - y
five switchmen whom the company had
. .1 . tho nla nf iiti'llrura
secured to take the place, of strikers
had been let go again, The uaies nurg
shopmen and trainmen wore said to be
ready to strike this morning.
Telegrams were received from the A.
K. U. otHclals Bt Denver, that the
Union I'aclflo there waB tied up from
Great Falls, that the Montana union
was at a stand-still, everybody from
trackmen to englncors having quit.
AT St. tUUII.
Bt. Louis, July 3, A telegram was
received here late last night from Debs
ordering out the conductors, firemen
and brakemen on the eastern division
of the Wabash system, and It Is report
ed that that portion of the road Is en
e.lttilv blockaded.
M. J. Elliott, American Railway
union director of the strike, denies the
report that the Iron Mountain men
have decided to return to work, and
ays that not a switching crew is at
work on that road. . .
UmiM PACIHO PAnAl.VZRD.
DtuvtB, Col., July S. The Kansas
Paolflo Co, started a train for Kansas
City at 8:80 last night with a non-union
fireman. The train was guarded with
deputies heavily armed. Four deputies
were on each ear platform when the
train pulled out. They have strict or
ders to fire upon any one who attempts
to interfere with the train or its crew.
A dispatch from Laramie, Wya, srfys
at a meeting last evening member bt
the A. R. tl. resolved to quit work.
The result of the action of the union Is
to stop everything at that point, At
Rawlins worH has been stopped, The
Colon Pacific road Is oomplotely tied
up, not a freight train moving.
OUT IK IAI.T LAKB.
Salt Lake, Utah, July 2. A meet
ing of railway employes of all roads
' here was held late last evening. The
brakemen, firemen and switchmen de
elded to go out at once, and the shop
men will go out to-day, They had re
ceived positive orders from Debs to
strike. The Union Pacific road made
to attempt to send out trains for the
Borth and east lost night.
IX CALIFORNIA.
Sai Fbaiiouoo, July 8. There seoras
to be no Improvement In the strike sit
uation, and judging by the occur
rences oi the past twenty-four hours,
even li the Southern I'aclflo suc
ceeds la sending out more trains
from the Oakland yards, there Is but
tittle prospect that they will proceed
Hue prospect tun me ii piwroi
tar on their way. The Oregon express,
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snr on tnoir way. howckuuoapw ,
which left Oakland Saturday evening
Unmolested by strikers, Is now effect -
Dally stalled at Red Muff, and to make
the situation worse, over SOO feet oi
their trestle a few miles north of Dune-
..UM.tHMfl.lHHl.BnUh. BHltlt
ejerill d aam.1 ria"a tn rerjalr dam
age before train can pas between
here tad Portland.
AT roBTLAXD, OH.
Poori.Avfv rw . Julv All switch
men and firemen, car eleauer, round-
ed firemen, car cleaner round -
nd yardmen went on a itrlke
yeeterday afternoon at i o'clock. No
trans have arrived or left except local
ea the Southern Pacific.
OapAHoiu. Crrr," 0k"j3y a Tn
treat West Oklahoma towa-oit ease
1 bora deddod la fsvor of Sr. Big
' I by tat secnUry oi ta -ttrU)r
MUST PAY IN FULL
Fire Iiwuranre Coinpa nlel Where a Loss li
.T-pviMtniiv Citv. Mo.. Julv 2. At the i
Tutul MIIBE I'll- MB I'UIIVI.
recent meeting of the supreme court in i
linn .Tttiltrft ilnntt filed an important '
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Lopinlon in an Insurance case appeaicu
frnm .lncH-uin county. Havens MlCd
the (lcroi:iiiiaHre Insurance Co. to re-
oover nolicles on a buildinif and ino-
,io, Umwii hv . Action was
T"' . "'...I.. -j .t-t-
rou uer " .
nt which rpnuiris lire ininininw
. . nrnnnrtvil wholly
,iAUi...nri ft... full Ihkk nulled
rj '"v
Vi- In thfl nnlicv.
.Tn..m llnntk. with the full concur-i
--"-. ; ,,!,,. hold, that
,7 i,Y .1 n mm
.mi,i.,, L.i,h inuuta at & lew. (turn
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than the .mount Insured for, and mil t
.., o ln..Hnn.a minui cs a little ;
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raorecaroful about the rinks they as
sume, ,
STABBED AS CARNOT WAS.
A French eehoolmwter Accidentally Makes
a Roalletlo Kiplsnstlon.
pAInn, July 8. wcnooimaster
lemil)i o( Brat-Leta, Clermont-on-
tne.)arne, was showing his pupils
,rc1y now raHiclant Carnot had been
stabbed, The children gumereu
around him as ho drew tho knife.
A boy mimed Gerard, 8 years of
age, fell forward In his excite
ment and struck his breast on the
knife and It pierced hlsheart. lie died
Instantly. The children ran scream
ing from the school room.
No sooner whs llullle fnln alone than
he tried to kill himself with the same
knife, but he was saved by two men
who had been attracted to the school
by tho orics of the fleeing children,
li Is wounds are not dangerous. The
master Is loved by his pupils and the
dead boy's parents have besought the
authorities not to prosecute mm
THE SEDALIA CHAUTAUQUA.
The awvlfM at Amiiolsilon Peril Attended
by a Vsit t'om'tiiirflv of I'eoplo.
SbiiAi.ia, Mo., July 3. The gates of
Association park were thrown open to
the public yesterday, no admtaion be
ing charged. Large crowds attended
the Bunday services IhjUi afternoon
and evening, the programme being es
pecially interesting and Instructive.
Kev. Dr. Jesse U. Hurlbut preached
nt the afternoon services, taking
for his subject, "The First Church of
Christ." It was a most able discourse,
but hundreds of pooplo could not get
near enough to tho auditorium to hear
it. Vesper services were held by the
Chautauqua circle at 5 o clock anil at
TM I'rof. C. C, Cuse led tne service m
with a ohonis containing 850
v,j,.,. Thn ovenlnir sermon was
preached by Ilev, W. II. crawiorci
COLLIDED AT A CROSSING!.
A Vast Frnlilit on the Ilomphls Strikes a
Uulf Train at Aratais.
PiTTSiiuiio. Kan., July J. A collision
occurred about 4 o'clock Saturday
morning between a stock train going
m,i.th nn the Kansas Cltv. I'lttsburz A
tmti anu a rest iroiirut uh mo ....n'..."
.!. at the croHslniof the two roads
...... M 1.-1.1 11.n Hfn.nllt.
., . ... . . i ii .i,,, in nAAa
mm hiuo oi ruui, uwh. .
north 0f this olty. Three ears of the
Memphis train ) were ; completely
Wroked. but the cars of the othor
gin we,e not materially Injured. The
enftne nf the Kansas City, Pittsburg A
oif tvain was almost a total wroeu
Kubanks, the fireman on the wrecked
nmrinn urns Imillv Inlurod and mar die,
but Frank Dempsey, his engineer, es
caped unnuiT,
Wheat Ktlme,
.1,. ,..1ln.A
lOAHIIITIIilUfl, flUljr . ill wiiiii.v
wlUl R reHOinton 0f Inquiry, thu secru-
. , .. . . - t in
ttiryol agriculture sent a suueinoin
flia lumiitn which tutvs that the visible
supply of wheat on July 1 will be about
,Y',,imjo,oiK) bushels, in audition to wnicn
there will be approximately 8,KKI,(HH)
bushols avallablu stock mi the l'aeilio
const, and as undeterminable quality
that goes by the nainof "visible sup
nlv " lie irlvns the acreage of winter
wiieut for the present year at 83,117,-
173, and spring wueai at i,iue,ma, auu
the protmblo production of bushels at
South Knld Uf liistid.
Nobtii ENin, Ok., July 3,-The man
damus suit brought against the Rock
Island railroad In the territorial su
preme oourt by the town of South Enid
to compel the ml'i-wid to establish a
depot at that point camt up for hear
ing yesterday and was aismissea on
the ground of non-jurisdiction, This
practically sottles all the suits which
are now ponding In tho district court
against the railroad lor tne arrest oi
employes vloktlng olty ordinances,
Kmlucllon In Freight Hatei,
Toprka, Kan., July 9 The state
luuml of railroad commissioners Satur
day afternoon made a general reduc
tion of Kansas Ircignt rates in aecora
with the wishes of oltltens of about
fifty counties, who filed a complaint
against the several railroad companies
doing business in the state during the
month of April,
star of Ksevutlon Granted.
Chicago, July 8. Judge Payne has
rrpiiitml a st.uv of exucutlou in the caso
of Assassin Prendergust because of the
present hearing, rrennergast s nang
ing was set for July 20, but the court
announced that the execution would
be deferred until the present hearing
la concluded,
Atchison Count? Doiaoenill.
Atohisok, Kan., July .-The demo
cratic county oonveutlon to nominate
delegates to the state and congressional
conventions was held her Saturday.
The resolutions oppose prohibition and
female suffrage and favor Henry Solo
mon for congress.
A Me Candidate In tho Second.
Pi.iASANTOX, Kan., July 8. Tho Ob
server announces that Col. J. D. Snoddy
will be a candidate for congress in this
(Second) district lie is a strong man
and his candidacy Is meeting with
much encouragement over the district.
ThAilemoeratsof (iearv eountv. Kan..
- " . . . .. . .
! have elected delegates to tne state con
ka.Uh nla.liM.1 nmlml. rimlnn Wnmar
. , . . i t
I ventlon pledged against fusion, woman
1 and prohibition.
j The democrats of Leavenworth
county, Kan., have declared' for a
iiraight democratic state ticket.
AffriT In a Salmin.
Nkvada, Mo., July . During a fight
here Saturday night in a saloon Sam
Ureene received wound in the head
from a brick that may result In hi
death. Mays Bel lew, one of the bar
j u j4
orimfc
crime.
- ApehrUJ by lov. Lowelllnf.
Topkka, Kan., July 8. Gov. Lewel
ling Saturday reappointed L. Vanvoor
his, oi Lawrence, la be k member of
the board of directors of the State Sol
" je' home at Dvdtra CIU.
A SMAILRACE WAR'
A Dozen White and Colored Men
Drink Boer and Fight
4 ECHO KILLS i WHITE MAS.
A Third Brother Killed Wlthla nn
Months-Acojultted-A Murderer Dies
from Ills Wounde-A Mother !
Hangs Her thlldreo. I
Clat CrTi!B, Kan.( July 8. A trag-1
edy happened here last night resulting
In the death of llennle Brett, ton of
Mrs. John Brett, proprietress oi the
Cottage house. It seems that about
dozen young men, both white and col-'
ored, whose age range from 14 to 20
years, procured a keg of beer and went
to the Kansas Central railroad bridge
west of the city. A race war resulted ;
and several fights were Indulged in.
One white boy, a Swodc, was badly in
jured. Young Brett was hit on the
bock of the head with a piece of iron
or brick and died in twenty minutes.
All the parties were arrested and ad
mitted to ball with the exception of a
young nogro, who claimed to have
done the killing and who say he is
glad of it He is in jail.
kii.u.o orr A PAMar.
Bio Btosk Gap, Va., July . Tim
Cox was shot and killed by Louis Hall
Thursday, at Osborne (lap, on the Kentucky-Virginia
line. The men quar
reled over a woman. Cox Is the third
of four brothers who have been killed
In the last eleven months. Oreen Cox,
a fourth brother, is just recovering
from a severe wound,
JAUBS IS ACQUITTED.
Prrrsnriia, Kan., July 8. Ilenry
James, the man who was arrested here
some three weeks ago upon complaint
of his 15-year-old daughter, oharging
him with assault, had a hearing in the
district court at Olrurd Saturday. After
being out about two hours the jury re
turned a verdict of not guilty,
D1KD MOM UIS WOUNDS,
Ciiimjcotiii, Mo,, July S, Dick
Drown, the young negro who butch
ered his sweetheart, Ilattle Wolfscule,
on September 9 last by shrutlng her
five times and then shot himself near
the heart, died Saturday.
A UOTIIEII IIAKBS HKR CIIILDIIBN.
RioiiroiiD, Vt., July 8. Mrs. Merrill
Maker, of Montgomery, hanged her four
children Saturday morning. She and
her husband had trouble and they sep
arated Saturday morning, after which
she hanged the children. Mrs. llakor
has escaped.
AN OIJTHAQEOUS DEED.
A nrltliie Watchman anil Ills Little Dsuh
ter fatally Wounded.
Nt. Louis, July 8, A spoclal to the
Republic from Ulrmlnghan, Ala., says:
Watchman William MoLnla discov
ered a big bridge on the Kansas City,
Memphis & llirmlnghain railroad near
Adamavlllo oil tire. Accompanied by
his two little daughters, aged D and 18
yoars, whose mother only recently
died, he hurried to tho scene.
Just before reaching the fire a mob
of coal strlkci-a In ambush tired on him.
McLuin was shot through the'alde and
legs and, It is believed, f atully wounded.
His 18-year-old daughter was wounded
lo the hip und will die.
Sheriff Morrow and a posse with
bloodhounds arrived at Adamsvllle
shortly aftor daylight, and havo been
making every elVort to run down the
depredators, but so far without success.
MURDERED BY THE REDS.
An AsiMMdllNtlon In Leghorn Resembling
the Murder of t'sreot.
Lroiioii.v, July 8. A crime somewhat
resembling the murdering of President
Curnot wuh committed In tills city yes
terday. As Siguor Hindi, director of
the Ua.ctta Llvomeswj, was entering
his carrluge,he was set upon by a man,
whom it was subsequently learned was
an anarchist, who drew a knife and
stabbed him In the abdomen. Signer
llandl was at once attended byi physi
cians, who decided the only hope of
saving his llfu was to perforin the opera
tion of laparotomy, This was done but
Signo llandl died a short time after
ward.
Prime Minister Crlspi was questioned
in the chamber of deputies in regard
to the murder, lie stated that Signor
llandl had been stabbed and killed by
an anarchist owing to the articles that
had appeared in his paper against
anarchism. Signor llandl was a vet'
eran soldier. He fought at Marshall
and Calatlnml. Several deputies fob
lowed the prime minister in speeche
eulogizing the deceased.
The murder has caused a great sensa
tion throughout Italy and the feeling
against the anarchists has been greatly
Intensified. The blow delivered by the
assassin caused the dagger to penetrate
the liver, aqd the similarity of the
wound to that which killed M. Carnot
was remarked upon by the victim
shortly before his death.
As yet the murderer has not been
captured.
LAID TO REST.
The Remains of President Carnot Burled
at the Vaiitheon.
Pabis, July 8. The remains of the
late president, Sadi Carnot, the mur
dered chief magistrate of France,
struck down by the hand of Santo
Cesnrio, the anarchist, at Lyons on
Sunday last, were deposited In the
Pantheon yesterday by the side of the
remains of his grandfather, Lazare Car
not, the "organizer of victory." The
procession reached the cathedral oi
iNotre Dame at noon, where a most in).
presstve scone was witnessed. The
oUrgy, headed by the archbishop of
Paris, preceded the bier up the aisle to
a monumental catafalque, displacing
the altar which usually stands on that
spot The catafalque was upon a dais
10 feet high, and was surrounded by
eight immense lighted flambeaux, Be
fore pronouncing the absolution the
archbishop oi Paris delivered an allo
cution. The funeral car and its escort arrived
at the Pantheon at 8:90 p. m. amid the
booming of a salute of 101 guns; fired
by a company of artillery stationed In
the Jardin du Luxembourg. At brief
intervals the massed bands played
funeral marches as the procession wo
winding It way from the cathedral
At the Pantheon the casket was re
moved amid a trumpet salute and the
roll of muffled drums,
The democrats oi Douglass county,
Kan., In convention at Lawrence, Sat
urday, elected delegates to tho state
and congressional convention. The
congressional delegates were Instructed
for CoL U. Ik Hour.
ON THE BATTLEFIELD.
The sea fOM over a field of wheat
Ane varmea toe hnsth oi so ttrlv spring;
the tnlllai noeers made the awning sweti
And there wore otroUllg birds lo slogl
And t the brook were cUldrea at pier,
Puuulsf UMlr ekUdlsb gsnes lor the dep.
But the me sank over teld of ret,
Leavlsg w vhnt nor famhoojo them
Oorr the shaetlr Uses of lie deed,
And blsekeest sad rule everywhere:
And sloag the brook, ins teed of pur,
Were the tneat ferns ol blue sad grsp.
-A a geetl, la Blue tad Oraf,
A STRANGE MISTAKE.
Tho ThrUliag Experience of Row Tout
federal,
It we la the month oi April, 1805, a
iew day after the surrender of Uen.
Lee, that a company oi federal soldier
were dispatched to Timber Ridge,
eighteen mile from Winchester, Va,
which was occupied at the time by
Gen. W. 8. Hancock, The company
wa under command oi one Lieut
Draper, if I mistake not The com
pany camped for the nljht at High
View, Va, two mile from my father1
house. My older brother, who wo op
posed to secession and did not propose
to takt up arm against the anion, wa
at home at the tima L Hook, who wa
an associate, ttiiyed with. us that night
None of n at the time wot aware oi
any federal soldiers being nearer than
Winchester, nor did we know anything
of the surrender of Lee.
However, early next morning, as we
just got ont of bed, three soldiers
THEY DBtVT TDIIB SIVOLVXBS,
dressed in confederate clothes appeared
in front of the house at the gate My
brother, thinking that the Johnnie
were after him, snatched hi gun.
stepped to the door and asked them
what they wunted Tii-y drew tneir
revolver and told him that he wa the
man they wanted, lie told them that
he was the man they could not get, and
then closed the door.
They took the hint and retreated up
tho road. We hastened to the barn to
secure our horses as we supposed from
the confederates: meantime one of the
soldiers put spurs to his horse, and
went down the road with a speed (ur
beyond the usual government gait
while the other two remained on their
horse watching us. In a fen moments
we saw a companx of about twenty
two men coaiitg tho rood with a
speed that meant business. 1 made for
the woods on foot; Hook soon passed
me on horseback) my brother was lost
to leave the bam, at which time the
company was in firlngLilistancci they
gave a shout and began firing at him
but his mare "being light ol foot aid
(airly run unto thoir fifteen rods just
twenty-one." lie escaped.
Hook had taken a road through the
woods into a field. 1 succeeded In get
ting to the lower end of the woods on
a hill, l'rcsontly I heard the report of
a pistol up in tho field, Immediately
followed by en exclamation in tnese
words: "6, Lord!" I know then that
tliev had overtaken and shot Hook. Two
other soldiers came from the house
and pnssed by near where I was hid,
I could hear thorn talk. Ono of them
said that there was a black coated ras-
cul behind thoso trees, and that ho had
bettor como out, You moy guess that
a boy seventeen years old was not
feeling very good at the time,
They then roue up In the field where
the rest of the company was. I then
made my escape to another clump oi
woods In the opposite direction Then
I came back to the house and found
things literally torn upside down. I
then went to assist, my father and old
uncle to bring Hook to the house.
After oil was over, we learned the
mistake, "His own cauio unto his
own, and his own received him not"
In the afternoon a small company
came back to our house, bringing with
them a doctor, who dressed Hook'
wounds, and told us that U he lived un
til the next day he would get well
Uook lived, and is still llvlug.-S. W.
Anderson, In Toledo Blade. -
Measure of Value.
An old confederate army chaplain,
Rev. J. H. McNellly, tells a story whioh
he thinks may be especially appreoi
ated in these times of financial strin
gency. In January, 1K0, he wa in
camp at Dal ton, Go. He had just been
paid off In depredated confederate cur
rency, and much of it was In one dollar
bllls-red-backod pieces of paper six or
eight Indies long and about three
Inches wide When a soldier 1 paid,
he want to buy something to eat; so,
as I hod hoard of a man who wa sell
ing ginger cakes tn camp about a
mile away, I went at once. I resolved
to spend a whole dollar tn ginger
bread. My memory recalled with de
light the generous square that I used
to buy for five cent from the old cake
woman when I was a boy. I found my
man. lie had constructed an oven on
a hillside, and he baked gingerbread In
one cake about tlireo feet square. I
Imagined that my dollar would buy
about a whole square. Probably It
would exhaust his stock So, with en
sir oi riches. I handed him my red-
back and said: "Ulve me the worth oi
thai." He wasn't disconcerted tn the
least lie took my dollar, laid it on hi
square of cake, cut out the exact else
of the paper and handed It to me. I
knew then why money is sometime
called a "measure ol value." Yonth't
Companion.
ENLISTING FOR THE WAR.
The Various Rmntlons of a Mew Roerull
In tho Uavi ol 'ei.
It wot the news that the Sixth Massa
chusetts rogtment had been mobbed by
roughs on thoir passage through Balti
more which gave me. the war lever.
And yet when I read Oov. John A An
drew' instructions to have the hero
martyrs "preserved In ice and tenderly
sent forward," somehow, '.hough I felt
tho pathos of it I could not reconcile
myseli to the tee. Ice In connection
With MlrlatUm tUd not pg
able Impression oi war, end, when I
came to think of It the stoning ot the
heroic "Sixth" didn't suit me; it de
tracted from my desire to die a soldier's
death.
I lay awake all night thinking the
matter over, with the "ice" and "brick
beta" before my mind, However, the
fever culminated that night and I re
solved to enlist
"Cold chills" ran up and down my
back as I got out of bed after the sleep
iest night, and shaved preparatory to
othor desperate deeds oi valor. 1 wa
twenty years ot age, and when any
thing unusual was to be done,llke fight
ing or courting, I shaved.
j With a nervous tremor convulsing
my system, and my heart thumping
like muffled drum-beats, I stood before
the door oi the recruiting office, and,
before turning the knob to enter, reed
j and re-read the advertisement tor re-
' eruita posted thereon until I knew all
it peculiarities. The promised chances
. tor "travel and promotion" seemed
good, and 1 thought I might have mode
e mistake in considering war so seri
ous sfter all "Chance for travel!" I
must confess now, after four years of
soldiering, that the "chance for trav
el" were no myth, but "promotion"
we a little uncertain and alow.
1 wa in no hurry to open the door.
Though determined to enlist I was
half inclined to put It off awhile; I had
a fluctuation of desires: I wa faint-
! hearted and brave) I wanted to enlist,
and yet here I turned the knob and
was relieved, I hod been more prompt
with all my hesitation, than the officer
In hi duty: be wasn't In. (Finally he
came and said: "What do yon want
my boy?" "I want to enlist," said I,
blushing deeply with upwolllng patri
otism and bashfulness. Then the sur
geon came to strip and examine me
In justice to myself, It must be stated
that I signed the rolls without a tre
mor. It Is common to the most oi hu
manity, I believe, that when confront
ed with actual danger, men have
less fear than In Its contemplation. I
will, however, make one exception In
favor of the first shell I beard uttering
it blood-curdling hisses, as though a
steam locomotive were traveling the
air. With this exception, I hare found
the actual dangers of war always less
terrible face to face than on the night
before the battle, Century War Book.
RALLY ON THE SUTLER.
A Bemlnlioeaee That Recalls Hoenos of
Riotous Fun.
While In camp near the terminus of
Urant's City Point railway, south of
Petersburg, In lw a lew or tne ooys
beloniluK to my regiment myself In
cluded, wandered up tho railway track
to Meade's Station, where, we heard, a
large amount of sutler's goods were
being accumulated. Rations were, for
tome unexplained reason, .setting
scarce, and as greenbacks were getting
scarcer, we determined to forage a
little on our own account
The nleht wa dark but not stormy,
just the one for a successful raid. Ar
riving at the low wooden structure
used us a station, we found tne plat
form crowded with boxes and barrels
awaiting transportation to the dis
tant regiment. We alto found a
guard potted to toe that none but the
ightiul owners appropriated tne prop
erty.
Soon after our arrival a crowd negan
to assemble near the old baildiug,
whose significant looks and mysterious
action soon alarmed the guard, and
before the sutlers began to remove
OXI.T CANDLES.
their goods, the whole oi the second
relief was posted In and around tho
station. This hostile precaution would
have .discouraged any but hungry sol
diers; but they camo there for grub,
and grub they meant to have Kono
were found bold enough to try forcing
the guard, but somehow all became un
usually accommodating. One Butler
succeeded In getting hi vehicle loaded
and started to leave the station,
Now was our time. As tho proprie
tor of the establishment sat on the box
In front, he had no means o learning
what was going on in the rear. Soma
twenty or more vcterani literally
"frose" to tho hind wheels and end
board, with ieet braced securely tn the
yielding soil, that Is, to hold It At
length the wagon started, not ahead,
but over sidewise. Ohl how tho boys
did strive to save that craft from going
over; but some way It would go, and a
boxes and oases rolled out they sud
denly took legs and ran nway. I suc
ceeded In getting a quantity of tea bis
cuit ani some potatoes, end by a little
rapid pedestrlanlsm eluded the guards,
who mode an effort to surround us.
After running down the track for
some distance I overtook one of my
comrades carrying; a large box. In an
swer to my query at to what he wo
loaded with, he answered! "Vt hlsky.
Upon my suggestion the box wot
opened and found to contain only can.
dies. Imagine hit disappointment
American Tribune.
u.n utiu jaiueroa.
Washington, July 8. The Chesa
peake & Ohio express bound for Cincin
nati which left at 8:35 p. m. yesterday
over the Richmond & Danville tracks,
ran into the rear end of a freight train
at the tiding near Rapidan, Va., at 4:45
in the afternoon. Both trains were
badly damaged. II. W. Fuller, general
passenger agent of the Che ispeake
Ohio, sustained a fracture of both legs
above the ankle and was badly bruised.
A brakeman also riding In the bag
gage car, was severely injured, and a
tramp was killed. '
Favor a straight Ticket.
Toprka, Kan,, July 8. The Shawnee
county delegates to the democratic
state convention have elected Frank
Thomas to be their chairman. While
the convention Saturday voted down a
resolution Indorsing David Ovcrmyer
for governor, the delegates all say they
are ior htm and will do all In their
power to secure for him the nomina
tion. They also say that they are in
favor of a straight ticket y a motion
U Instruct the delegates to work ior
that kind oi a Uoket wa defeated.
INFANT HANDS.
Pair beacon lights at dusky eve,
la cottage door and palace hail:
They beckon msa from busy marts,
Those dimpled haade outstretched aid
Herculean powers within them lie.
Wee anger tips with ray palm;
One magto touch on cboek or brow
Will quell an aogry rising storm.
Oftttmes they vsalsii from the sight.
These darling hands more prised thai
gold:
Passive In death's chill hand they 11
Like frozen lilies pure and sold.
Ood ssys: "A little child snail lead,"
And olear-eyed faith discerns sfsr
Those gleaming hands at close of dsy
Art bsckoalog home through gates ssr.
EUea anduun, In N. Y. Observer,
A COlfilON FOE.
An Offloor'a Experience with Pan
there and a Moonshiner.
Deputy Marshal Harry Ray had a
terrible experience with panthers re
cently In the Holsteln mountains while
trying to arrest Rabe Davis, e notori
ous Tennessee moonshiner. Davis had
been defying the officers for two or
three years, and was regarded a a
bold, desperate man. Ills actual en
counters with revenue raider, how
ever, had not been as numerous as the
Instances oi the letter's Inability to
cope with his cunning. The general
region in which Rabe was supposed to
operate his ttill and hide himself,
when there was danger from without
had been located by the marshal, and
as the old moonshiner had persistently
refused to be entrapped by the snares
and subterfuges set and devised for
him, it was decided that Ray and his
three associates should separate and
steal l'sto tho old violator's stronghold
from four different directions, meet
ing, after tho search, on a high peak,
which could be teen from almost any
part of that country. It was about one
mile and a half from the lour starting
point to this eminence.
Deputy Bay, who is a man oi splen
did nerve, chose the toughor.t route,
and the ono by which he was most
likely to meet the object of the search.
He had not proceeded far, on horse
back, until he was compelled to dis
mount It was Impossible ior the horse
to go further over such a rough coun
try, and, besides, it was oarer, as nis
life probably depended on hit seeing
Davis before Davis saw him; so, after
tethering hit horse, he proceeded on
foot
As he approached a deep, dark hol
low, dense with timber and under
grpwth, ho was sure ho heard some
thing not far ahead of him. IlehM
behind a tree and waited for some
time, but as he could hear nothing
more, he was soon slipping ahead
again, The idea oi a wild animal
nover had occurred to him, and ho
fully expeotod to meet the old moon
shiner every minute. Aoross the bot
tom of tho hollow was a fallen tree,
which rested about ten or fifteen feet
from the ground. The marshal started
to walk across this log to the other
side. Tliis wa about the last act in
the search of which he hot anything
like a distinct recollection. When he
was about midway oi this accidental
footing he heard a noise in the trees
overhead. Ills hand dropped Instinct
ively to his six-shooter, as ho looked in
the direction from whence oame the
sound. He was nl most paralyzed with
sudden and terrible fear. Crouching
upon an extended limb oi a tree, ten
feet from nls bead, was a Huge pan
ther. Hit courage returned as quiokly
as it had gone, but he had only time to
draw the weapon from his belt when
the monster plunged at him. He
dodged ttt leap, but hit foot slipped on
the log and he toll to heavily that he
was rendered unconscious when he
struok the stony bottom oi the gulch.
Just how long ha remained in this
condition the marshal could not tell.
It seemed to him only a moment, but,
In fact, it wo quite an hour, during
which time this powerful beast and its
mate dragged him to their den, more
than a hundred yard up the gorge.
As consciousness began to return, the
first idea that occurred to him was that
water had been dashed into hi face.
Next he remembered the ferocious
beast and his fall. The whole terrible
picture floated before his dated sensos
like a dream. But he was rescued and
surrounded by mystery. He struggled
up to a sitting posture and tried to
speak, but he was too faint to utter a
sound, and seemed to be partially blind.
The strange, damp atmosphere and
semi-darkness puzzled him for a few
moments, but hit effortt to restore his
vision soon revealed to him the as
tounding faot that he was not blind,
but in a cave. This dlaoovery brought
with it the startling realization that
he wat in the panther't den, and that
he wo expected to furnish that animal
Its next meal, ills hand hunted for hi
revolver again. It wo gonel It had
fallen from hi hand and wo lying at
the bottom oi the rocky guloh, where
the panther had made Its spring.
His apparently hopeless condition
dawned upon him with such peculiar
foroe that he was just about to lose
consciousness again when he heard a
noise nsUmadeby wmethlngnpproach
lng the mouth oi the cavern. Was It
man or beast, rescuer or captor, lite or
death? Such thought a these flashed
through the mind oi the marshal, who
was almost ready to give up In despalri
but the Impression that tome one hod
thrown water Into hit face furnished a
lender thread to sustain his hope.
In a moment,whlch seemed almost like
an hour, he taw enter the grotto a tall
muscular man, carrying in his hands a
broad-brimmed slouch hat lull ol wa
ter. It wa Babe Davis, the terror oi
the mountains. But the officer had no
fear of him now, since It must have
been he who threw the water into hi
iace and wa returning again on hi
minion oi mercy. Hi opinion oi
the moonshiner quickly rose above
par. This fluctuation, It teemed, wa
not mutual, ior when Davis came near
enough to see that his patient was sit
ting up and apparently convalescent
the mountaineer dashed the water
upon the floor and fled from the cave.
The marshal tried to detain him lonf
enough to exprta hi gratitude for his
dellveranoe, out he wa too weak to
make himself heard, and Rabe passed
out of sight leaving the dazed marshal
to solve the mystery oi his remarkable
rescue alone
When he had sufficiently recovered
to renin hi feet he (truck a match,
and on looking around was shocked to
behold lying, almost at his feet, tne
dead bodies oi two panther, either of
which wa nearlv a lanrc at himself.
utk a at thr head
by a weapon of large caliber.-'-Tne
floor of the cave wa literally coverea
with the wool oi sheep and the car
cases oi small animal. As toon a
possible he quitted the cave, and a he
walked feebly from It entrance he
ielt core that a pair of keen eye some
where not far away were watching hi
movement. But he wa not afraid oi
their possessor before this terrible ex
perience, end felt that he had less
ground to tear him now. So, without
appearing to suspect the presence ol
anyone, he went away a fast as possi
ble. He soon reached hi hone, and then
found his associates, who, earing that
harm had befallen him, were prepar
ing to make a search. Hi injurie
were not serious, and a iew days' rest
at a cabin down in tho settlement
brought him around all right
While waiting ior hi wound to
heal he was able to learn the other
tide oi hi fearful experience. The old
moonshiner had teen the marshal, pre
vious to the attack oi the panther,
and had rightly judged, from the let
ter's skulking action, that an effort
wa being made by a posse to surround
and capture him. He could have killed
the officer a dozen time, bnt decided
to conceal himself nntll he passed and
then go on about his business a
though nothing had happened. While
looking around ior tome place to hide
he aw the cave and slipped Into It He
toon discovered that he was in the den
ot some wild animals, but he hid him
self on a shelf oi rocks, where he
could tee the entrance, and; putting his
trusty Winchester in a convenient po
sition, he awaited development.
He had not been long in this attitude
when he wa horrified to tee two
knge panther enter the cave, bear
lng between them the limp and
apparently dead body oi tho officer.
They had caught up the body by
the clothing about the shoulder,
and were dragging It head foremost
AU the hatred he had borne toward the
revenue raider fled from the breast oi
the old moonshiner tn the presenoe oi
their common enemies, and as soon at
they had laid down thoir burden he de
termined to save the unfortunate man
from an awful fate.
lie was a man oi supreme nerve, and
as soon as the panthers got far enough
away Irom their prey two reports re-'
verberated through thegrewaome den,
and two prostrate and dying monsters
bore witness to his deadly aim. Leap
ing Irom his hiding place, the old man
hurried to a stream close by, filled hit
hat with water, and, returning, threw
It into the face oi the unconscious mar
shal. This wholesome application had
the desired effect, and he was sitting
up when Davis returned with the sec
ond hatiuL
Davla had been born and bred In an
atmosphere where a revenue officer
was regarded as the embodiment oi
treachery, and as soon as ho had killed
tho panthers and revived Ray, he fled,
lost the officer should be ungrateful
enough to try to arrest him. As he
left the cave be did not fall to pick np .
his gun, which he had left at the en
trance. He hid In the laurels where he .
could command a view of the cave, and
saw the marshal dopart He followed
him at a distance until he reached hie -friends,
and then turned back Into the
mountains, with a consciousness that
he hod done his whole duty by his old
enemy. Globe-Democrat. -
IT WOULDN'T WORK. "f '
The Letter and Check Were Not Oeed
Eaongh to Do tho Trick, r '
After he had road the letter and duly
nspectedthe check he muttered;
"Well, well; that Is the strangest re
quest I ever had made to me."
"What's the matter?" asked the
stranger. "Do they want you to tele
graph that you have received the
money?"
"Oh, no; not at all. Thev know well
enough that I wouldn't do that."
"Ask you to acknowledge receipt by
first mall?"
"No; I rather expeotod them to ask
that, but they haven't,"
"Maybe they would like to have you
hold it a week before depositing It,
No funds In the bank just how." :
"No." i
"What do they want, then?"
"Why, thcoheck is their receipt, and
they ask me to deposit It as toon at
possible."
"What Is there ttrange about that?"
"What It there strange about It? I
f ucss you don't know me. That cheolt
for eight dollars seo?" He showecj
the stranger the check, and then went
down into his trousers pocket and
pulled out tlx pennies, a dime and a
nickel, "That's the site of my pile,"
he wont on, "and it's a little bigger to
day than usual, Now, then, under the
circumstances, wouldn't you say that
a man wa wasting time and Ink when
he asked me to deposit a check ae toot)
as possible? Funny how some men
will. Say, you haven't eight dollar;
about yon, have you? You have? Just,
wait until I Indorse the check, end
What, you won't cash It? Seen the
game played before? Hang me! but
that' a squelchor lor an ambition
man. 1 took a week to map out thai
story and thought It wat new. ThJ
oheok look all right anyway, and fj
made It small so's I could work It of
eaty." Chicago Port. ...
When wt, hav only a little wj
should be satisfied! lor this reason, that
those best enjoy abundance who are;
contented with the least; and so tha
pain ol poverty are removedi simple,
fere can give a relish equal to the most
expensive luxuries. Eplourus. 1
Stk. Uknivievi,' Mo., 'July 8. The,
first fatal case of sunstroke that ha
occurred in Ste. Genevieve county for
many year was that ol stranger, who;
was stacking wheat about 8 miles north1
of town, when he became overpowered;
by the heat, and despite prompt med-,
teal assistance died. All that is known;
as to his identity I that his nam la
John.
Bayard May Re-Rater the genet. i -
Wilmixotox, Del., July 3. Thome)
F. Bayard, United States ambassador
to Great Britain, has deck ed to take a
hand in the coining election in thia,
state, and it it regarded as probable In
the event of a democratic general a
tembly being chosen that he will be a
candidate to succeed Mr,
lilggins 14
the senate.
Myriads of fhlnrh ttiigs.
Sr.riAi.iA, Mo July 8. A. M. Mei
Null, who resides 10 miles northeast ot
Sedalia, reports that millions of young;
chinch bugs have put in an appearance,
in his neighborhood during the past two;
iluys. The older generation has been!
destroyed by a systematic distribution,
of inoculated bugs, but now the work
;will have to In done all ojer )fi. I

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