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sonally conducted, leave Loa Angeleaevery 1
Wednesday via Southern Pacific, lienver and
Rio Grande and Rurlingten loute for Chicago,
New York. Boston and othor eastern points; up-
Bolstered tourist oars witli all convenience*
See any Southern Paciiic agent or wrlto to T. 11.
DUZAN, 117 s. Broadway, Loa Angeles, Cal.
fj Monday, over the Rio Oraiule Western and
Denver and RloOrande railways; scenic route; ,
personally conducted; newly upholstered
Cars through to Chicago, New York and Bos
ton Finest equipment, best eorvlco, quick
time. Office, 212 8. Spring et,
curalona. via Southern Pacific, Rio Grande
and Rook Island routes; leavo Los Angeles
•very Tuesday, cross the Sierra Novadas, pass
She entire Rio Grande scenery and make 10
hours' stop at Niagara Falls, all by daylight.
Alao via tho Southern route. El Paso and Fort
Worth, every Thursday. Ofliee, 13S a Spring
etreet, 2-il 11
li. Ing Co.; tho only honest bill poster. 110
X Second. Tel. 1475, Sign painting.
("i co. p. Mclean, presid knt state bill
J Posters' association; the only bill poster in
Los Angeli s. 354 H. Main st.
and esnes, German sport pipes, German
Cigar and clgarottc holders In meerschaum
aud Wetzel wood. Meerschouiu goods ro
pain-d. 2,' iii South Broadway, IQ-2 r,!t
former-v located at Stowell block, has re
moved io StluißOn building; olticus, 315-3111;
hours, 9 to 4. U-lo3iu
insurance agents; money loaned at six
Hi) percent, 205 West Third street, 12-7 tf
T at tempting prices ot W. J. Uetz' Jewelry
gtore, 3SS s. B-oiidwoy.
rrsdi^ it AO
J. nge of nil himUuli goods. Hoi X. Main st
L'kiteii States Lash OPTICA >
I.oe Anuw.es. Cal., Nov. 27, IHO4 t .
hereby given that the Southern Paelflti
Railroad eonipimv (Main Line), has Bled in
tins olliee a list of hinds situated in the town
ships described beloiv. nnd ims applied for a
patent for said lands; that the list is open to
tho i nolle for inspection, and a copy that of,
b» descriptive subdivisions, has been Mated
Iti a emivenieiil pluce in this otßcrt for the In
apeetlon of all persona interested, and tlie
public gen rally.
Within the next sixty days, following the
date of this notice, protests or contests against ]
the claim of the company to any tract or suli-
Ulvlsion described in the lisi, on the groniui
tbat the sHine is more valuable fur mineral
than iigip ultural purposes, will be received
and noted for report to the Genet nl Lund Ot ■ c
at Washington, o. c.,to wit:
r iipplcinciital List T2.
List No, 21. Selections made October 3,
Township 11 X., liange 23 W., S. 11. M.
Township 12 X., Ilc.i-e 22 W., S. 11. M.
Township 12 X., liange23 W., s, 11 AL
T. J, IIoI.TOX. Reliefer.
8-10t ENOCH KNIGHT, Receiver.
Mo Trout). « Among' the m«n—Mr. Towoe'i
Hurried Trip Beat.
Yesterday an uneasy feeling prevailed
among railroad employees, in conse
quence of the cut in wanes which went
into effect on Saturday.
The trainmen on t!ae Lot Angeles divi
sions have taken no action as vet in the
matter, but it ii intimated tbat they
may meet and consider propositions of
opposing the cot. Meanwhile tbe ofli
cials claim that there is not even a mur
mur on the part oi tbe employees and
express confidence in tbe fealty oi the
men, wbo, tbey declare, recognize the
urgent necessity for a general curtailing
ol expenses iv consequence of the de
pression in business.
Members of tbe A. R. U. who failed to
seoure employment when the July
strike was declared off, are inclined to
display an uncharitable feeling of ela
tion over the fact that the men who
stood by tbe company during the strike
now have just cause for complaint.
Prominent msmbers of the order
claim that they predicted a cut in the
event of a failure ol tbe strike which
the A. K. U. organized, and insist that
the end is not yet in sight, bb tbe rail
road company will, inside ol a year,
make a further cut.
General Superintendent Towne passed
through tbis city yesterday in his spe
cial car, ostensibly en route for the eaßt,
over tho Sunjet route.
The assertion is made by employees in
the executive department iv this city
that his mission is to meet a party of
eastern capitalists, headed by Bit Chas.
Kivera, who sre coming to this coast on
a pleasure and business trip.
When ttie special which car.ied Mr.
Towne'i private car pulled out of the
Ban Fernando street depot the em
ployees in the yards shook their beads
and intimated that the hurried depart
ure ol the nenoral superintendent was
occasioned by tbe fear oi trouble witb
the train and switchmen at Tucson,
When a Dlolier 1- Served on the
Stag*. ?
When actors partake of a repaat on
tbe stage there are usually a number of
people in the audience who ask them
selves, Are the viands real? Well,
sometimes they are and sometimes they
a*o cot. Diirimr Salvtni's recent en
gagement in San Francisco the writer
happened to be invited back on tbe
stage when Friend Fritz was the bill of
the evening. The scene at tbe h r nL
fast table waa on, but tltere was a mulllsd
conversation between Fritz and llauezo
that could hardly have been intended
lor the ears of the audience. From
their remarks it will be learned precise
ly what the meal consisted of.
"Just taste thie bieque and give me
your opinion," said Fritz, aloud Tbe
soup was tasted in silenco. Then Han
ezo said, sotto voce: "It's awful, gov
ernor, there's no salt in it;" then,
aloud. "Delicious! delicious!" to which
Frederiok replied, "Perfect! perfect!"
Enter Catharine, with tbe fish, which
was a half loaf of rye bread cut in tbe
chape of a fish, and garnisbed with let
tuce and floating in a gravy of coup.
Joseph's violin waa heard by the audi
ence wbile it was being served, but not
Fritz's remarks when be whiapered,
"Fat tha fish, boyß." "I can't, govern
or," aaid Hanezo, "rye bread doesn't
agree witb me." Tbe poik pie waa next
served, but instead ot pork it contained
apples. "Aha 1" exclaimed Fritz, aloud,
"thia is your favorite dish—a pork pie,"
to which Hanezo answered, with a jolly
laugh, and then whispered, "Governor,
I can't eat pie. I'm banting."
The Rhine wine and the claret were
genuine and the glasses were always set
down empty. Thia is accounted for
from the fact that Mr. Salvini is too
good an Italian to drink a poor quality
of wine, and the bottles therefore con
tain tbe best that can be purchased.
"In Philadelphia," said Mr. Salvini
to tbe writer afterwards, "a friend of
mine presented me with a rare old bote
tie of port from aome famous cellar, and
tbe company drank it beiore the audi
ence, which tbe audience thought was
cold tea. But the breakfast scene that
night was played with an anuaui
amount of earnestness, I assure you."
I r
The Three Subjects Discussed
Last Night.
The Justness of Interest Defended
by Smfle Taxers.
Ownership or Lend la Wrong-, but Own
erablp end Kent of Honey la
Bight, According to Clar
ence Miller.
An audience that filled the Blanchard-
Fitzgerald hall attended the
single tsx meeting last evening, nnd the
proceedingi were of a very interesting
character. Chairman Hoyt announced
tbat on the night of December 31st the
olnb would give its first public enter
tainment, for which preparations were
being made, particulars to be an
nounced in due time. The principal
feature of the meeting waa the address
of Clarence A. Miller on the queation,
Is Interest Just? The speaker held the
close attention of the audience by his
exposition of the subject from a single
tax standpoint, and was heartily ap
plauded. Alter bis address there was a
very animated disouaaion, participated
in by numerous speakers, single taxera
and others, on tbe subject matter of
Mr. Miller's epeecb, and alio on the
queation of idle land and idle men in
this city.
I'ollowing ia a synopsis of Mr. Mil*
ler'a addreae:
The corner stone of Sooialism or Na
tionalism is tbe doctrine tbat the taking
oi inlereat for the use of capital Is wrong
and should be aboliehed. Manifestly so
long as capital is owned by one individ
ual and needed by another it will be
loaned and interest will be agreed upon,
charged and paid. Tbere is, therefore,
no way to aboliah interest unless the
state aaaumea the ownership of all capi
tal, as proposed by the Socialist or Na
Tiie Socialist orator in attacking the
right to take interest, is certain to call
Attention lo the millionaire who loans
out his money, lives on its interest, and
commands every luxury without doing a
stroke of work. Edward Bellamy, the
chief prieat of Nationalism, with rare
power uses this style ot argument in his
first chapter of Looking Backward. It
ia assumed that tbe laborer who pro
duces and pays over this income to the
millionaire who does none of the work,
is robbed. Why? The Socialist
answers: Because the laborer is enti
tled to ail that hia labor produces.
To thia last proposition we who are
called single tax men aud who upbold
tbe justice of taking interest agree. I
repeat it and amplify it. He who la
bora with hand or brain, as a hewer of
wood, a drawer of water, or a captain of
industry, is entitled absolutely and un«
conditionally to the entire product of
his labot. Nor even does any of it be
long to tbe etate —it should be abso
lutely Iree of taxation.
In this proposition ia summed up all
the rights of labor, and ho more. And
the laborer's ownership of the producte
of hia labor involves :
First—Freedom to use it. Therefore,
all sumptuary lesislation ie opposed to
tbe rights of labor.
Second —Fteedom to aell and exchange
it. Therefore, all Urn's are opposed to
the rights of labor.
Third—Freedom from all claim of
ownership by any one else—even by tbe
etate, for taxes. Therefore, taxation of
personal property is opposed to the
rights of labor.
Fourth—Freedom to loan it on euoh
terms as the partiea may freely agree.
Therefore interest is just and usury lawa
—laws aboliahing iotere9t and Social
ism—are alike opposed to the rights of
But, I hear come one say, are you not
also inconaistent? How can the laborer
get ttie entire product of his labor if he
haa to pay interest to the capitaliat?
I answer tbat the laborer ia entitled
only to the product of hia labor. Sup
pose two laborera go into partnership in
the making of a boat. One dresses and
ahapea tbe lumber, and the other puts
it together and completes the boat. Can
the latter claim the entire boat because
be made it, and because the other only
made the lumbei '! He must divide the
ownership with tbe other, or, what ia
more probable, and amounts to tbesame
tiling, pay the other for his assistance.
If we have learned from this tbat what
ever naßists labor should be recom
pensed, we are ready for another case.
Suppose a boat builder commences a
boat nnd is.approached by a tool maker,
who oilers the loan of come improved
tools tbat he has made. The ofTer is
accepted and the boat is built witb
half the labor it would have cost if
made with simpler and ruder tools.
The tools are returned to the owner.
The tool maker haa assisted the boat
builder no truly as tbe lumber dresser
did in the other cabb. It is right that
j the boat builder should either allow
the tool maker an interest in the boat
or pay him for that assistance. The
Socialist appnreutly tbinka that the
tool maker is sufficiently paid if lie gets
bis tools back in as good condition as
wheu he Incited them —for it was a
loan, and recompense for a loan menus
Hut you aay the tool maker did not
work on the boat —the boat maker
made the entire ho v and should have
it all. I answer, tbe boat maker did
not make the entire boat. If he had
worked without the improved tools he
would only hava made half a boat in
that time. When tho tool maker wna
making tbose improved tools be was, in
reality, helping to build boats. If be is
continually to loan those tools without
recompense, wheu will be ever get the
reward of hia labor in making them?
Capital is things made, not for their
own Bake, but for the sake of making
other things, or being made into other
things or exchanged for other things.
Capital is therefore an intermediate or
unfinished product of labor. Where
such capital ia owned and loaned by the
man whose labor made it, it ia easy to
see that tbe interest which he gets ia
really part of bis wagea.
At the clone of our last meeting a
gentleman approached me and while
admitting the rigiit to take rent or hire
for tbe use of things, denied the right
to take interest for the use of money.
It ie an ancient objection, that becauae
money is barren aud cannot breed, in
terest abould not be paid for it. It oc
curs in The Merchant of Venice.
Antonio —Waa this inaerted to make
interest good? Or ia your gold and sil
ver ewea and rams.
Hhylick—l cannot tell. I make it
breed as fast.
The answer ii obvioua. When one
borrow money one really borrows what
one buys with tbitt money. Suppose a
man borrows $1000 and buys a herd of
sheen; tha herd incr«*sM 20 par coat lm
the year; he •ells the herd, prices hav
ing remained unchanged ; be has now
20 per cent more money than ho bor
rowed ; he pays back the money and
also 10 per oeot interest. In reality he
borrowed sheep, which he paid back,
together with part of the increase.
To conclude, in all nations, in all ages,
and in tbe heart and brain of every
normal man is tbe conviction that a
man is entitled to what bis labor pro
duces, as he is entitled to himself; tbat
it is his, whether he needa it or not; its
usefulness ii hie. If it has productive
power, that is his also; and that also
belongs to him, whether another ii free
ly willing to give for it (or its use.
The Socialist would found a etate upon
the negative of that doctrine. To do
■o, he must reverie the polarity of hu
man nature.
The Well-known Horse Trainer Sud
denly Disappears.
Ed Conley, who has been training for
Dick Gird at the Agricultural Park race
track, hai disappeared and his where"
aboute ia unknown.
It ie a week today since Oonley left.
He ia known to have had considerable
money npon him when be left, and his
family fear foul play.
Mra, Uaiwsll Defines Domeatto Arch.
Itecture lit Her Tenth Art
Talk at tbe Marl
Mra. Caswell's tenth ami last talk* on
Art History at the Marlborough was
given on Saturday, and waa well attend
ed, several ladies not having missed a
single lecture. Ho much interest has
been shown in them tbat it is proposed
to give successive courses year after
year, although Mrs. Caswell was
obliged to decline extending this course
on account of school engagements. >
On Saturday the talk began with do
mestic architecture, defining and illus
trating by pictures the Colonial and
Neo-Colonial styles, the so-cnlied
Anne, and, the modern shingle
bouse oretoneand ebingles.
Colonial was explained to be that
style which sugeests a broad, airy hall,
an easy stairway leading to an open,
broad landing, renaissance decorations,
a broad stucco frieze, pilasters, lonic or
Corinthian columns, a balustrade ou
the roof, perhaps a circular piazza, and
around the grounda trim box hedges
and hollyhocks. Gambrel roofed and
hip roofed houses were ahown and
analyzed. Yellow and white are its
colore. Queen Anne abould be called
Merman Shaw house, frum tbe archi
tect who in England used certain ele
ments skilfully and beautifully, but
who was imitated by artists whose
bad work aud lack of taste led to the
application oi the epithet Crazy Jane.
Its proper colors are said to be dull
green and pale black. Its decorations
are also renaissance, but sadly confused
and misapplied.
Modern society being so complex, its
demands upon architects are equally
complex, and architecture growa cut ot
Burrouuding circumstances. The seven
teen storied architecture is the result of
the modern elevator. Pictures were
ehown of club houses, armories, skating
rinks, railway stations, etc., illustrating
the uses to which architecture ie applitd !
A little time only was given to church I
architecture of today. The proferred j
form ie Gothic, and while come
gbod work is done, so many ex
periments are made and bo many
failures that somebody has Deon
moved to write a book npw
modern church architecture, callrd
The Comic Aspects of Christianity. A
great deal of it is not worth meutioninir,
in fact. A complete Bet of the designs
submitted for the cathedral of tit. John
the Divine, in New York, was shown.
There are many of the prints and pho
tographs Mrs. Caswell aaid she was able
to show through the courtesy of Messrs.
Preston and Locke, architects, who lent
them tor the purpose.
Leaving this division of the subject
Mrs. Caawell turned to an analysis of
the motives of the world's fair buildings
Not a description, but an explanation of
why they were what they were. She
read a paper on the subject prepared
Inst year for the Friday Morning club,
and called The Columbian Rennaisance.
Her main point had b9en to Bbow tbat
in all domestic architecture the motive
is the chief thing to be considered, re
sulting in suitability if combining rich"
nos or propriety of material, handled
with good taste—good taste, in tbe ar
chitect, meaning, often, sell restraint.
Any one acquainted with the living
expenses of persons who esteem them
selves fairly comfortable finds a signifi
cant moral In tho commands laid upon
tbo rich by their physicians. Not only
is tho wealthy patient bidden to substi
tute costly table waters and even im
ported champagne for ordinary drinks,
but ayery detail of his life seems regu
lated witli a view to spending tho most
mouey for his needs. The whole world
is ransacked for food that his weak
stomach can digest, for clothing sanita
rily suitable for his body. The infants
of the rich are required to drink milk
at 50 cents a quart aud to wear tiny
garments that exceod tho cost of plain
adult clothing. It may very woll bo
that a child under 2 yoars old, fed and
clothed according to a doctor's prescrip
tions, may cost more per annum than
tho living expense of a wholosomely
clothed, fed and housod adult.—Phila
delphia Inquirer.
Holmes on Domestic Economy.
Tho laughable aud tho pathetio are
sometimes strangely mingled in little
exhibitions of domestic economy—a
plate of apples, for instance, with the
defective parts cut out for tho children;
a small basket of homemade ginger
bread, with one or two pieces of pound
cake carefully disposed on the surface
bo as to appear to tho best advantage.—
"Autocrat of the Breakfast Table. "
Happened In Hades.
Tho grinning imps wero packing sin
oors into tbe oven with a thing like a
hay press. And the sinners groaned,
all but one good natured looking man.
"Do you know," said the good natur
ed man at last, "this is rather nice. Re
minds me of when I lived in dear old
Brooklyn and crossed tho bridge at rush
hours.'' —Now York Recorder.
Dr. Parker, dentist, 129!* West First atreet
Wall paper .sc, 7'- 3 c per roll. 328 8. Spring.
after rolioving' him of the • mail ana
Wells-Fargo's box, Black Bard asked
bim for a oheW of tobacoo. His norn do
plume arose from the fact that, after ri
fling; the mail, he would jot down a
doggerel verse ( upon the back of some
specially lucrative envelope—an extem
poraneous i address of sympathy to tho
owner Sf tho package—and sign "Tho
Black Bard. " Hia final capture, after
many liberal rewards, was unique Be
ing interrupted -iv his self enforood in
spectorship of a mail, he departed, in
his haste leaving ono of his cuffs. This
was traced by the laundry mark to Kan
Francisco and lod to hie capture. Sto
ries as to his prowess and the Speed and
beauty of his horses are . too numerous
to mention. His great virtue, so the
people said, - was his liberality to the
poor, and the fact that he never robbed
from any one but tho express company
and the mail. As we threaded the tor
tuous road wo could easily imagine a
highwayman stepping from behind one
of tho enormous trees and calling on.
us to "hold up our bands. "
Coming upon a little spring, we lialt
ed-awhile to.rofresh both ourselves and
our horses. Hore wo calculated that wo
were distant but eight miles from Li—
L—- and still had 38 more to go beforo
L d was reached. It being but little
past noon, our ride' through L— L—
before dark and -reaching L d in
good-time seomed a foregone conclusion.
Natnre, bowover, often upset* tho best
of calculations, for scarcely were we
remounted when a heavy shower came
on, softening the road so as to make-a
slow walk good speed. Our hopes fell
with the rain, which was dismal enough
in tho big woods, rendering still darker
a gloomy way. To rotum was aa far
out of onr plan as to continne,- the
woods at night being as dark as a pock
et. L— L— must be our abiding placo
porforce. Wo oonsulted, therefore, as to
tho best means to avoid trouble should
the inhabitants feel in a sportive mood.
It being tho middle of tho week was
a point in our favor, as there would in
all probability bo few ontsiders in town.
Our first caro was Wilson, whose ver
danoy was too apparent to conceal and
would no doubt render him more or less
a butt of frontior wit. Bob advised him
to go to bed at onco on his arrival and
said by way of inducement that ho could
then watch our property, which we
would of course be obliged to leave in
our rooms. Wilson was perfectly will
ing to do this, especially after Bob's
graphic description of "tho dancing
act," firing a revolver undor a man's feet
to Bee if thoy are tender. Our most em
phatic advice was not to show any mon
ey over that absolutely essential for his
expenses. The rain and mud had suffi
ciently taken the newness from our out
fit, ond wo thought we could represent
ourselves as going north to work on
somo of the big ranches.
It was near dark when wo reached
tho town and slowly rode through the
ono street on which it was built, look
ing for the best appearing hotel. On
both sides were rows of hotels, gam
bling houses, barrooms and stores,
sometimes separate, but oftener all com
bined in one building. With the desire
of getting as far as possiblo through the
town, wo selected the last house on the
road and applied for shelter. The rain
had ceased, and the sky was beginning
to clear. Wo almost regretted that wo
had not decided to keep on, but tho
horses were too tired to make tho idoa
feasible. As we rodo through the vil
lage tho "stoop population" wore in
terested enough to comment on the gen
eral appearance of us and our horses,
but in no way other than common to
all western towns. Ono remark I re
member, applying to Wilson: "That
yellow haired one on the mule is a 'ten
derfoot'—look at his 'ohaps.'" Wil
son had leggings instead of boots.
We wont to a stable between the ho
tel and woods, unsaddled our horses,
and taking our rifles, ©to., went up to
our rooms. Bob and I soon went down
to our supper, which was fairly good
for tho country. Wo told the people,
who seemed rough, but pleasant, that
onr friend was too tired to come down
and secured supper for him. Taking
down his dishes, we sauntered into tho
barroom and were agreeably disappoint
ed to find things fitted up as well as
elsewhere along tbe road. The bnilding
was of a class common in tho west, an
oblong two story structure, with piazza
facing the street. Down stairs were tho
barroom, kitchen, dining room and
owners' living rooms, while the entire
second story was for guests. This was
subdivided by a narrow hall running
lengthwise, leaving numerous small
boxes called bedrooms on either side,
one row fronting the piazza and the
street, and the other commanding an
extensive rear view. As we were abont
the only guests, wo had rooms in tho
front row. The house was unplastered,
and only the lower floor rooms were
Bob and I seated ourselves in the bar
room and answered the various ques
tions commonly asked of travelers and
began to laugh at our fears, although
thero wero some pretty tough faces
among the auditors.
Our attention was attracted to a cow
boy who appeared a stranger, liko our
selves, and who volunteered the infor
mation that he, too, was going to L d
in the morning. Although we had al
ways made a rule to bo chary in talking
to strangers, there was something in
his faco and manner attractive, and I
found myself holding quite an animated
conversation with him. His name was
Diok. This involved an invitation to
drink, which I compromised by the less
of two evils—a western cigar—which I
smoked to the bitter end. I had just re
sumed my good old pipe in order to re
move the unpleasant taste of "friend
ship's offering," when I hoard a door
open and was surprised to see Wilson
oome into the room. He said he had
just run down for a moment for some
cigars, and I let him court his fate and
purchase some of tho brand I had smok
ed. To my surprise, he offered a $20
goldpiece in payment.
This was the keynote to the whole
trouble. Tho barkeoper, a big, burly,
foxy eyod fellow, slid the gold back of
the counter, passed out the cigars and
returned change for only $1. Wilson
told him he had given him |20. The
barkeeper bluntly denied this and pro
duced a silver dollar as the ono handed
him and annealed to a bystander, who,
of course, confirmed his statement, and,
moreover, challenged any one in the
I house, to Bjanj had
teen tbe transaction, no one oftjecten,
and Wilson, af tor hesitating a moment,
came back to me. In language more em
phatic than polite I told him to go np
.u;_—. T~»i —1- l.—. , ■ . . .
uxj ii in i.nj.u. iv iTi n. C" »»- v l jr[ wtTVI, tHHI
when Wilson hod gone asked if he was
one of onr party. I replied in the af
firmative and gave tbe circumstances
of Wilson's connection with us. Dick
studiod a moment and then asked,
"Are yon going to let him losothat
money without making a kick?" I told
him I did not sco any other way to do,
as to make a row in that place would
bo f oolißh. Ho wanted to know what I
would givo him to got the coin back,
and I replied that he could have the
whole, as we bad lost our claim.
"Will you baok me up, and has your
friend (meaning Bob) got any sand?''
said Dick.
I was very much worked np over the
wholo affair, ond although I don't be-
Hove iv getting into a row unless it is
forced upon a man it goes against one's
grain to sco such a barefaced robbery as
Wilson's, so I said, "Yes," although I
did not really believe that he was in
earnest—in fact, I could not imagine
how ho would go about a recovery. X
was soon to learn.
Wo had remained in the barroom .an
hour after Wilson's retirement, and the
place had gradually become deserted
until thero wero but half a
pie besides the barkcepor and ourselves
remaining, and several of thoßO -were
sleepy drunk. The barkeeper, though
he glanced now and then in onr direc
tion, paid na no other -attention. He
seemed to have forgotten tho gcloVepi
sode. I had given up any idea that
Diok's suggestions wero coming to a
point, and was thinking of retiring,
when he got up, sauntered over to the
bar in an easy manner, and, quick as a
flash, covered the barkeeper with his re
volver, and asked him to "return that
monoy." Bob and myself at once cover
ed tho remainder of the party, who pro.
tested, however, that thoy had no in
tention of interfering. Tho barkeeper
saw his predicament and sullonly hand
ed out a $20 goldpioce. The only ro
mark ho made was, "You'll wish you
was 'burning' before you over started
for Li— L—, and if you think you aro
going to come it on ns so easy you aro
making a—— big mistake."
Dick did not roply, and soon we all
wont up to Wilson's room. As we went
up stairs wo could distinguish among
tho babble of cries the words, "That's
a plucky ouss," "Aro you going to let
those tenderfeet beat you?" - "Gee, i ßill,
you've been hold up. You'vo got to
treat." "It won't do for those fellows
to boast that they did up L— L— ,'' and
tben Bill's doep voice: "And\ : 'they
won't either. I'll* get my innings he
fore they leave, yon mark me. **
We found Wilson barricading 1 Tho
door of the room witb bureau and wash
stand. We held a connoil of war. Wo
could hear the mon talking below us.
Wilson's room was direotly'over' tha
bar, and by cutting a hole through -the
flooring we left only tho ceiling between
thorn and us, so wo couldhear distinct
ly everything they said. Fortunately
the affair occurred too late to bring out
a big crowd, and only a few of tha near
neighbors, attracted by the report, -had
come in. They decided that' we were
too well armed to assault ns in onr
rooms, especially as we wero on 'our
guard, but thought the best idea would
be to attack us when we came dawn, as
we would havo to do or Wtth
this idea, one of them-- commenced -bor
ing holes in the
sumably to shoot through. Naturajlj
we prepared to go out the window-
Tho bed was one of tho-old fashioned
roped kind, and removing the rope from
this and blowing out our light wa laid
the bedclothes on the roof, removed
onr boots and carefully crawled- to tbo
far end of the piazza. The noise in the
barroom seemed to have drowned any
noise we made, and onr only fear was
of some one ooming out. Tying our ri
fles and other things into two bundles,
Diok lowered them, and then we all
slid down tho corner post ami put for
the woods. There we finished dressing,
and Dick and I then went to the stable
for onr horses. The clouds had been
breaking away for somo time, and tbe
moonlight made-us so conspionobs that
we had to watch the shadows as we
dodged across, the open space. We had
little trouble in finding our "horses, and
started'out, each leading two, I iv ad
vance. As my head horse approached
the threshold of the door his sharp
hoofs oame down npon a flat st ono-with
a loud clatter. I expected every .mo
ment to see the hotel door -open, but
they oither did not hear or thougiiPitri*
common noise in tho stable.
Fearing a repetition of the alarm, 3
ripped up an old blanket, and muffling
the horses' hoofs we led then* out
where the others were waiting, trying
to account for our long delay. Then All
commenced arranging their thingsvon
their saddles. I finished first, and
mounting my horse, with iiny rifle-on
my knee, placed myself as a scout to
watch the hotel. I confess that I then
felt comfortable for the first; time that
night. It was well I did, for*o sooner
had I mounted and my horse moved a
few steps away than one of the ottier
horses sounded a neigh that roused'all
the occupants of the honse we had left.
Flinging open the door so that the light
, fell full unon me. some one yelled,
"Thoy are getting away!" and emptied
bis revolver at ns. Wo could hear the
!ndhits sing about ns, but no damage
was done, and as the others were ready
' Bob called to me to "pull out." This I
1 would have been, glad to do, .but my
t horse refused to budge a step. I think
be was dazzled by the flashes from the
revolver. I never thought of dismount
ing, but receiving another salute open
ed np with eight of my heavy cartridges
at the doorway. When I finished, it was
Vacant. I heard the bottles break as the
balls went crashing into the woodwork
| of the bar. Dick in the meantime had
' ridden back to see what tho trouble was
nnd was firing his 44 rifle as fast as he
' could, li— L— was certainly being
waked up. You could sco lights appear
' Ing all along the street. But no one
, came our way on account of the bullets.
| I think the people thought we wero the
landlord's party in the woods attaoking
the unruly gnests.
1 One fellow I shall never forget. He
came out of the house and was just
aiming to fire as I shot. He made a per
fect picture of tha tragic as he gave a
little spring, his rifle fell to the ground
and soon he himself staggered into a
' shiwiisj patMllsV I liia Ml WM li
shoulder. A second later 1 saw a' flaan
from the barn and felt a burning sensa
tion in my neck. Jabbing my spore into
my horse, to my glad surprise ho start
ed on a run after the others. Dick lone
no time in following. Wo found Wil
bou suffering from a severe wound ia
the cheek. A ball had glanced from m
tree and cnt him qnite badly. My neck
had just a scratch.
Wo pushed tho horses along at a sharp
gallop for somo distance, in spite of tha
mud, and then halted for a consults*
tion. It was perfectly silent in tha
woods. I advised going on to L d.
Dick, howevor, raised objootions, say
ing there wore lots of short outs by
which the L— L —ites could get ahead
of us, especially as tbey had fresh horses,
and they would certainly try to. Ha
knew of an old claim up a creek which
the road crossed a little way ahead
whero we would be perfectly safe, if wa
could throw them off our trail. This wa
deoided to try. When we arrived at tha
creek, Dick sent Dob and Wilson up tha
creek, telling thorn to-keep in tho watt*
all the time. The creekwaaone nf those)
shallow, rapid streams common to-the
section, and ths directions were not
difficult to follow. Having/started then, j
ho aud I crossed thooredk and-contiil«|
nod on tho road for nearly m tattevi
Then we came to a rocky ridge. Riding
to the top of this, wo followed it until
we reached tho creek, about half a mil*,
below onr first crossing. We oerrtinxiedj
np to the roadway and/ twer ttm sauna
route again, and at last on and after ou»,
friends. Thus we loft a plain trail go-<
iug along the Toad from the* creels'
should the searching party examiaa.oa*
As vfn fnniPir on Tip th»- crrsjfc
thought I hoard voices back of »s, but
was not sure. Wo hurried along, tbo
rushing of tha water drowning the>at*
tie of oufi horses* hoofs against Jh«
stones. It was soma time tofbeje* we;
overtook Bob and aoS »U vera
feeling tired out, horses and mod, when}
Diok led thewray tap* the hau& (h>onghJ
the redwoods, to our goal.
We f oundithere a fair cabJff, ;*Jelfierj
in a our horses, we wen* inside askuJ
built a big fire of dry wood*, and arrtfag*
ing our paddles aud hejruets ]Af- down
to rest. How no did sloop! It tvai
broad 1111 nl i n 11 1 iiij ||H ii i flj,! |« n i iTtjnejjrtsJlj
at *ast wanwoko. After jf» wash\ii*«TM
oreok, had it not been 0$ '-wjjjusfj|gr*<|
check,,it would hawrvbeafi
izo that onr pwtvltJUS.-
eiioo was moro.than>a(drj:am, TucfcataeV
wero feedings on tbo ifdh
and this iioths
ing tofiai. ,To*bootfwop7d attract.ati
tent ion. and-.althoagb;>ti>^,lisA > «ijr9;4eßi
übout wo left them alone.
110 had Slotted several icoveycrf
in and abonetbe olearingAwhiob>on his
approach throsjgjj ,a gap4ji a
thicket. Acting pn this- Mm, Jb»oran
strnctod V, .and «t
the apex ; fixed, a eago trap, «0 tha*sy.
pulling » stirirrg it locked >ho quail in.
boaters and soon .had a
fine c.oveyirOrming .along his,now'road-
Way, andwhen bo sprang tho trap -wo
word. possessed. of ovor 'SO "-fine quuil.
These wo broiled, .and no-ono-objeoted
beoause they had upitwo
weeks hofonev
We rested! alfnay and re
tired to another might's Test. Getting
n[> -onrlytlio) aioxt morning', -wo ate a
breakfast of cold q nail and started for
L d» 'Whenr"wa.came to tho road, fit
looked as though a smoll army had
crossed, but as tho freshest tracks point
ed toward: L—jL»—wo kept on toward
J j— —d, confident of not being disturb
ed. Onoothero-woffutpt rfeotly cafe, as
Old L d waa noted for his sterling
qualities, and Dirrk-'kncrwhn»WelL
•On our arrival his gteoting
fleed oordrab Tbeyhad<tje*T4iof fceirr*
L—-affair, And hearing. inothSng of .tut
feared wa
suing' party. Wo remained With hint
two days. During that tinio- tbo comoi?
became current thattho
got wind o£ our whereabouts andfsjftrej
coming clear na*nfc and&i, nY
too, if ho maflo any objections, tonjMrti
never saw anything of them. Ott .tosaW
ing we askeoVor OuWtfiP mfffmfkWm t
prised to ha told ,tbewws»oc»& (%Wm
the additional romatk; »-'A*y<wrf'lf«ui!
can -cloatt out L r^«Wll*»»
Dick I
promising him work, x jCpf
starting home at
healed ho enjoyed wanya,-wohthsi!jtfffiti
In tho woods.
The fjp
Dick and keep as 4
trying time,,*At^wUeJWj}j[^^
i. Jfc -nr. ■■.-■-jr. TT*s— -
4315 <30LLATEttM, -
Bow Tom Fitch vf"Nevada "Car^f'to■'ltalsS
tho Wind,"
Tom "Fitch of Nevada was} a>/prlgli»
fellow and one of tho best writers-And
stnmp speakers of the west, but he waa
thriftless, and when ha got hard ins
would resort to almost) anjr me,aa» ta
get-a stake.
One day he wrote a scathing speech
denouncing Sharon, then president of
tbe Bank of California aud afterward
United States senator from Nevada. Ia
it ho charged Sharon with almost evorf
orimo known to tha -deoalogna or ths
statutes. He put tha manuscript in a
large envelope and walked into tho
Bank of California.
"Here." he said to the cashier, hand*
ing the package through the window,
"here are somo securities which I offer
as collateral on a loan. Please hand
them to Mr. Sharon in person, and I
will wait for his answer."
Mr. Sharon was in his private office.
Breaking the seal of the envelope, ha
found the speech and read it through,
together with a note from Fitch, in«
forming him that unless he was paid
$5,000 he would deliver that speech in
every town in the state. In a few min
utes the cashier, on Mr. Sharon's order,
reported that the collateral was all
right and paid tho happy Fitoh the da
sired amount.
Three months afterward, having got*
through the money in speculation am
dissipation, Mr. Fitch made his appear
a nee with another speech, this timo ol
a very complimentary oharaoter, whiol
he promised to deliver at ever conven
ient opportunity, for tbo samo amount,
That, too, proved good collateral, and
the story-would have never come t<
light if Fitoh'had not, in a moment ol
drunken frankness told it himself,—
Cincinnati Qiiiaetw.

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