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- "gSag " ' 11 I II I. I.lll. . M THE COnSTITUTIOnTIIE UniOfl AflD THE EnFORCEUEnT OF THE LAWS. Editor and Proprietor. MIFFLINTOWN, JUNIATA COUNTY, PENN., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1900 ' faptaii? grabaofii BY B. CRQKBR j g .yilitapy.omaDce.of.goukl.lWcA J CIIAPTEK XXV. g is ihf very fag end of the season, -nhot weather in July, and yet crowds on in town, unable to tear mem oes a'.ray. AmoiiK the crowd one .-nag in' the row sits Gussie, deter- to see tne season . oui, as sue -s :he bitter end. She delights Id and is by no means looking for- tin! to ;be orthodox two months at the p iside. Esme. on the contrary, la yearn I: I si for the deep, cool country lanes, the jij eM and the little, trickling streams vx&A Maxton, and it is only Gussie'i ppnt insistence that keeps her at hex Gussie had stigmatized two stiff, -oectable. elderly ladies as "a fanny ?a:r of jack-daws." when her atten ds wa attracted by Miles actually riding: going up the ride on a 1,7 fine, brown horse, accompanied by utterly gentleman. th whom he was i deep conversation. "It's my cousin, I mean," correcting irX "riding it Captain Brabazon. Oh. impetuously, "I wish he would look 4j wiv! How stupid of him! Esme," smin quickly to her sister, "do you set n and the beautiful horse he is hld Sj? Where on earth did he get it?" "Hush. Oussie," said the other, in a tt roue. "Don't you know what horse iii? It's poor Teddy's charger." with Ir.i tob in her throat. J -Whit! You don't say so! Oh, then 1 jut see it. Mr. Dela fosse, excitedly ter escort, "hurry, hurry along and-Up ;iod mm. oay i a to see mm at HUT. ' ' 1 3 MUlUg Ul J,' .V, U.VIMC m iw; ho brought it home." vdsa iir-reupou. id s(iue ui esme s igaa- si unspoken appeal, Mr. Delafosse was latched up the ride to summon Miles. Is three minutes more he was beside i rsilmcs. and Gussie was leaning over 1-m. tn.l of enthusiasm, surprise end ad- sntu-n. reproaching her cousin for his i-i'i-c: in her most sprightly manner. Erae laid her hand on the smooth, a-d neck of Teddy's charger and said ip ilow voice: "S-. this is Kitty? I'm I'm glad jou washt her home. Miles," raising net ;rs to his; but the strain was too severe, rood her endurance. The memory of Trlily . the presence of Miles, who was j; r.,- over Kitty's neck and looking itriljht down into her upturned face, rere too much for her composure. Great big tears sprang to her eyes in -T.e of a valiant struggle to suppress ym, and one of them actually fell on Uty s brown nose. She hastily turned. "hn;:t another look or word, and pre- lately sought her chair, with her eyes , t the ground, and her parasol held well ed tone. "I know, in spite of your assut ween herself and her lynx-eyed elder ance jut now, that your forgiveness is Ji little later Gussie and her sister. In K -ft smart victoria, with superb-stepping as. were bowling homeward for dinner. ; which Gussie had invited Miles. The dinner party was a rather dull iliir. despite of Gussie's French cook. miner own unflagging power of sustsm- i-unversation. Esme sat bes-.de Mr. Hepburn, and endeavored to eat what mi placed before her. and to talk to her ip:in;on, with but small success. The weal atmosphere around her was nver- ivtvi. W hen the ladies rose she retir- i altogether, and did not reappear dur- 4 the remainder of the evening; her -.etd ache.l badly It was no empty ex use this time. " trv.v n nn4miintahle nleasnre j bringing Miles and Esme together. The Koition n-hs piquant; it gave her an odd KiaUon to watch them stealthily, and jfre was a fine flavor of danger about i whole proceeding that appealed to r love of excitement. She waa a mass f. contradictions. She did not mean her titer to marry this good-looking, Impe- -ious cousin, and yet she could not re ts; isking him to her house. She waa, u ve have before remarked, like a child ijing with combustibles, and would be s; little startled if she mad a graM anSaration. Two days later Mile stood at the Vihon doorstep, holding parley with one t her poivjered giants. Mrs. Vashon went out riding about half , a hoar airo. but." encouragingly, aald it man. "Mi& Brabazon ia at home." At this critical moment the young lady terself appeared upon the stairs. She u drawing on her gloves. "Gussie is not at home," she said, of kni; her hand formally. "Aal you are going out. too?" inter t:ivo!y. "Yes: just to Kensington Gardens." Tii.n. in thHt case, if you will allow . I w ill accompany you," walking be ie h-r (imvn the steps as he spoke. Tue impassive Jeames stood with his 5d on the door, and looked after the ihe with an air of almost paternal 'llt-diction. "What a warm day t is," observed ties, striking at once into that very safe "bject th.- neathi-r. "Y"s, bn.i'ing. Gussie will be sorry miss you." she observed, politely, as !'7 :rilUd slowly across the grass, 'but she will be at home all the after i':i," .ca;.n,- herself, as she spoke, on i o.len b' lu-h. "I am not going any fcrtber: th.ink " lint VIIm .HH not a- ftm thi- a: : I. r- ...... .tjt.-lt I , IMC .lU I7. he sat l'iwn bi-side her. exclaiming: "Not L'ftini- mt- rll(-tl.ArT V.lrhi.. mm f ' '3' t. K-me. my visit to-i o-day was u' t ; 'n?si.-. but to yon." 1') llie.' vi-l-r vitltv very "Vt. !- v. ! jou Are about to aim t. mi,! um i indented tor the Twr i Win .ii ,-., ., ,v(.i ns i i-aD. tated to pc:ik to ymi speaking i I r4r than writing but it is mure sat-I Mctory to a-k oti once more to for rt me Jou might: it has been worse than for you. a thousand times." 1 do forgive you." startled at this srd- "Ppeal, an.l be. oniiiig very w hite. "I you freely long ago." lookiug sht bVfoi-e h r as rhe spoke. "Ix-t us never speak of the subject again. " Will forSet it." rn may," replied her cousin, lmpre "'it I never can." res. you can: you wlU find M t than you think." with veiled sig- fcwd "And now' MilM-" he con' o, her mind wavering between im- resrve: eager, on one hand, ta tais unriva'o.l r,r.n,f..ni. ihm. ab0Dt Teddy' ,nd to break down the barrier . 'onntUty he had raised wltk auk labor. "I want yon to tell me about Ted CHAPTEB. XXVI. Miles Brabaxon had been most com pletely taken aback by the cool, half contemptuous manner In which she had absolved him. and her eager hast to qnlt the subject which had snch a vital inter est for them both. He conld hate born it better if she had turned upon him with tngry reproaches, with bitter, hot up braiding, with Indignation yea. with tears. This calm, tranquil Indifference, this complete and prompt forgiveness, was Intolerable. "About Teddy." he replied, after a very perceptible silence. "You saw my letters, did you not? What more can 1 tell you! What do you wish to hoar?" digging of a daisy with his cane, without raising his head. "About his death." casting reserve tt the wind and gazing at her r"nia will tlgatV clasped lands and agonized eyes "I'm always thinking of it; did be suffei Duchl" her oice sinking to a whisper. "No no he passed away almost as II he were asleep, with his hand in miue. his head on my shoulder he said it wa not hard to die." he added. In a lowei tone. "Tell me some more you were with him alone, you only. I know that he sent ai his lore, but were there no last wishes, wn there no" with quivering "n0 message for me?" Yes," returned Miles, with an effort. "there was a special message for you," slowly turning his head, and looking at his cousin gravely. "And what was it?" breathlessly; rising to her feet and confronting her compan ion, with anxious, wistful eyes. Tell it to me, oh. tell It to me quickly!" "I cannot." also standing up. "It ha no sense now. it is a dead letter." "What do you mean?" indignantly. "Do you intend to keep It from' me? Miles: how csn you be so dishonorable! yon arc betraying a trust he left with you a message for me; you must, yon shall tell me," unconsciously seizing his arm. car ried away by passion and strong emotion, and regardless of time, person or place. "I have told you before that I cannot. He would not wish it now. Be satisfied to know that his last thoughts were for you; that yours was the lats name he uttered." "I know. I know," she returned, with dropping tears. "But why may I not hear all? How changed you are. Miles how hard." " are vou." be reDlied. Sn a constraln- but hollow. If Teddy had lived it might have been different. He said yon would not be Implacable. He said yoo would bate answered my letter." reproachfully. And he was quite right," she returned impetuously. "I did answer it." "You answered it? Well. I never re ceived any reply. How did you send it?" "I gave it to Mrs. Brabaxon to inclose in hers." now becoming very pale. "Ah. well, she omitted to do so; proba bly she put it in the 6re." "Oh, never! how could she!" stammer ed Esme, incredulously. "Probably without the smallest com punction. Poaalbly she thought she was acting la your beat Interests." "I karw she never liked yoo. Miles; never. Oh, what a dreadiJ day it was for us when papa married again and rave ns inch stepmother!" exclaimed Esme. Impetuously. "She drove Teddy from home; ah made ns ail vary wretched. -" did many things that were not right uo, they were not tight; and now she has done this,' clasping her hands very tightly together. "Yea." assented Miles, "she has done this." " "Happily, there are not many stepinoth ers like her;. I know two or three whu are very different," rather incoherently. "No doubt, that is true but yours wss more like the typical lady in old fairy tales," bitterly. I know that she detested you. .Minn: but I never, never would have believed that she wouia nave sioopeu .. was stealing." said E-sme. in awt struek whisper. "Worse than stealing!" returned Mile.-, with fierce emphasis: and then there w curious silence for some moment" He had become very pal -; be was th i k ng of Mr. Hepburn, necing m i h loo pain ful vividness that mental mirage, "wua night have be, Alas, alas: for the nany who look with dim eyes om the ame fatal picture! All we can say ls vould that Mrs. Brabazon had been witV n reach, that she might have received the ials of her victim's wrath. She had ruined his life: she had misrepresented him to Esme. and Esme te him. As to his marrying her. there was an end to that possibility now; his beautiful cousin beside him was engaged to another man -he must not forget that. He must be careful of what he said. "Mrs. Brabazon wrote to yoo; what did ihe'sayr demanded Esme. after this long .Hence. Silence Is sometimes far more Joquent than speech. - ..f TTii. m ..wakinr with a decent semblance of composure, "that thanks to v.-.- t lo.vina- the country I my maa n " , . . in.t the money snd you. .at having nothing worth mentioning to and no prospects, she appeaiea i VI uivo . - , , Z u;ilnal1v my nonor w .a been - addtng that your hi, in tne engi5''," oly with a steady, pene.r--, ... keen sneui It was r-sinc i - - , k and going. . . me. to I want you to uo T T. Vsme " he ,h-t ne are friends, bsme, sho nroceeded y - - for years. n .m.,louslT. and where." evasively. ,ck to leave with Annie, and at the Cane. 1 cannot take Ktttyo again, ca. I? and I want w - roa " , nt Miles'" coloring th "To me? Oh.' Miles, w amasemant. Tea. yoo are really the fittest ovUer' for her. She will carry you well, yon will give her a good home, ir Hepburn does not object; but be won't; yvu need not mention me in the matter: yon ran tell him that she was Teddy's charger." en jar. Hepburn 7" she exclaimed it high key of astonishment. "Why should IT What on earth has he to say to me?" "Everything, according to Gusoie." in a tone of suppressed bitterness. "Oh. but you know Gussie of old." he said, smilshg faintly: "she is always thinking of marriages and money." "Do you mean." hesitating, "that she Is mistaken? that you are nor engaged to Hepburn?" ''I am not engaged to anyone V emphat ically. "But Gussie " "Oh." Impatiently Interrupting. "Gus ale wishes that I wonld marry Mr. Hep burn, but that is all." turning away and taking her parasol off the bench, as If to Intimate that she considered the subject closed. Hope began te revive. Something inde finable In her manner, la her half-averted face, was an unintentional revelation to Miles, and. flinging his stern resolutions, and all prudence, to the winds; he cauie a step nearer, and speaking la a voice which he did his best to master, said: "Then listen to me, Esme. What would you think of giving me another chance?" She paused, became extremely n d. and dug the point of her parasol into ihe turf, without raising her eyes. biM her heart waa throbbing wildly. The young lady before him was nearly as agitated as he was himself. She felt that fate had been kind to her at last. She knew full well that she would rather marry her Cousin Miles, and take in sew Ing. If need be. than Craven Hepburn and all his thousands, and. without any undue reluctance, abe answered "Yes. Thanks to Miss Jane Brabazon's well filled purse, the young people were en dowed with a sufficient income, and even Gussie's fears were dissipated. Miles whs now notoriously Miss Jane's heir: and fhe told him anxiously that she hoed be would leave the army and settle down orar her, "for you surely cannot expect me to spare you Esme altogether." Her delight at this unexpected realization of b'-r holies of seeing one love-match in the family, waa expressed in a very tangible Jorro. It took the shape of an allowance of five hundred a year, carriages, piano. plate, house linen, and many other gifts too numerous to mention. And now we have a vision of a grand choral ceremony; of white Sowers and white dresses, of a crowded church, of countless favors; finally of a storm of rice nd old shoes. In the midst of the throng we notice Miss Jane, her gray curls bob bing, her face beaming. Here, at last. Is a wedding to her mind She holds her white satin missile in her hand, throws it with heai-ty satisfaction, and we our selves, with equal good will, figuratively fj'ng a slipper after Captain and Mrs. Brabazon. (The end.t Field and Farm. It is not difficult to keep sweet pota toes in a cellar If It is dry and tne temperature is kept uniform. Before placing tbe barrels away for winter the ootatoes should be dry and clean. When packing tbem in barrels a close watch should be made In order to dis cover and throw out any potatoes show- InK the slightest taint of disease, ai disease will attack all other potatoes in tbe barrel. When conns containing fowls are sent to market there Is often a loss, some of the fowls being dead, which is due to the coops being too deep, thus permit ting the birds to pile up on each other. To avoid this the coops should be of Just sufficient height to enable the birds to stand ud. Crowding too many in a coop is also another evil which causes loss and which is costly to tne snipper. ATI comnost should be as fine as dirt for which reason the compost heap should be made two months at least be fore the Ingredients are used. A layer of onnifu materials, a layer of man ure and a layer of dirt well pac-Kea down and saturated with urine, cover ing the whole with dirt. Is a method used, the mass to be carefully shoveled and mixed when applied to tne sou. Larare fleeces are not all wool, as fre quently the larger proportion consists of grease, gum, dirt and sometimes ticks. The manufacturer will only pay for the clean wool In a fleece, as neavy fleeces that axe very dirty cause more labor and expense in cleaning. The real value of a fleece Is In the wool aftei the fleece has been scoured. Whena n animal is "off Its feed" It does not always denote Illness, ad- notite is nromoted by a cnange 01 aiei. and when animals are kept long on one kind of food they are liable to refuse It. Some animals are also peculiar and require careful attention In feeding. In winter a few carrots may Increase the appetite, and even a change from oats tr corn to bran and linseed meal will often Induce animals to eat more- Large as our meat production ap- pears. It cannot surpaw ... V I2r onn hotter produced. ine iiiii, - .....- - There Is an enormous amount of miiK. cream and butter consumeu hence that sold In market Is Po tion of the amount produced, while the larger share of the beef Is marketed. DalrVlng Is the most profitable Indus try on American farms and gives the largest receipts. i. .on lav in winter they should have meatus well as grain.Too much corn or wneai rewrus the hens become excessively fat and are then in no condition for producing eggs. If fowls are to be made fat they should be JparaVed from the laying hens MeaTnd ground bone are materials that serve to promote egg production, beiuse they supply -ubstances not jo abundant in grains. An ounce oi meat three times a week to each hen will not be an expensive u - production of eggs will be e " r-reaxed by Its use. Liver, blood mlxea wYtha! and the cheap portion, Kef answer as well as tne peBl' fat portions of the meat ".."'d.be removed The bones will supply lime for the egg shells. oents! .... ... kMrt. work- A model of ap-umpTni blood Ing as I"11" ,Z. the work through artinciai -There are " " Jiyf aKed (5. and WS son, xiww- . were recenuy nn the same day .Ao county, muted to tne Monroe. Me. 'inej - . ,n tne wona "US ?heUD.venrV helgth of ,WeT would rise nely KOte- . , hirl inosi The lines n 'tinuously will decide earnestly ToPes. our mo nr main desires, Uvea, our actlojuv Stmkm the Tia tne gw good book. . 1 TBE GARMENT I RON. HERB was no skeleton In the armor when Hartoole found It; only some sand and a bunch of tumble-weed, a rattle-anake, and a ta rantula. The tarantula scuttled off, be hilled the rattlesnake, and the tumble weed and sand he emptied out. Then he had the armor done up In a shelter tent and put Upon a pack-mule. After which, the column moved on. It should not have halted at all, for It was In pursuit of a band of Indians. But there were bands of Indians every day, and the finding of a full suit of armor lyiug tinder a mesqulte bush beside their tral. was rare. Certainly Hartpole had never heard of such a thing. And, so far as he knew. It was the only suit of armor ever discovered on the New Mexico plains, but his lore on the subject was not profound. When be got back to his two-company post on the banks of the Gila, be found the Interest In life, which bad been lacking for him up to then. In en larging that knowledge. He sent East for books and histories and treatises concerning coats of mail and tbe men who have worn them, and he even went so far as to write to tbe Smithsonian Institution, at the risk of having a gov ernment commission sent out at once to seize his treasure. And In the inter val of two months which elapsed be fore he received a reply for the rail road was only to Kansas In those days he set about cleaning the armor him self, and with his own hands joining it together. He was so occupied, what with that and tbe histories and tbe other books, that he forgot to have Glla-bottoui ma laria and had no time to worry about the flies. Then, when the steel was j to have foreseen. once more bright as the axure shield of 0ue ulgut nn idinn nIg hod, naked Achilles, and he bud proved to his owo(s tt vllla a poisoned knife In his and to every one's satisfaction that It ,ianu fco,e at.ross tue 8Unuy parade must once have protected the body of KroulMl wnen the' moon was under the one of Corouado's men. and must date Solids of a comiug storm, and slipped, from the middle of the sixteenth ceu- as sllently as none but a savage can, tury. or thereabout, he hung it up niuntler ,he ranm of Hartpole s quar his one-room adobe quarters, along . ,er8 an(, tUenc through the open door, with the Indian trophies thaf were as;TUe indlaI1 haa mused nothing when nothing now aud the bottled reptiles of w had j,, , thnt oue gUjall room a many sorts; and the fame of It spread luonth before. He knew where every- . i i. . v . n rnnIUk Innl In - ... luruugu i ue uiuu. au a pith helmet and gray linen, who was going about the country, traveled miles out of his way to look upou it; aud a M-ientiQc party from Boston did the same. Hartpole was beginning to be very proud, when, one day, be had a visitor of another kind. It was a man be bad seen sometimes aunglng around tbe agency and the post a small, lithe fellow, part Coyo te ro Apache, part Mexican, possibly a very small part white, who had soma reputation as a medicine-man with the tribes, but not much as anything else. Hartpole was sitting under bis ra in ada on a late summer afternoon, read lug a book whose covers curled up with the beat, when something came be tween him and his light, and, looking up, be saw the medicine-man peering In tbe opening. He said, "Hullo, Clego." . .1 .1 ...1 v.'Vi n .1.. mn ivunt h yr and added. "What do you want, eh?" Clego was so called because be was blind In oue eye. He came In under the rauiada. and stood so close to blui that Hartpole moved a little. The Coy otero's cast-off uniform and red bead band were not clean. Clego spoke excellent Spanish; and, as Hartpole did, too, be had no trouble about making himself understood. He explained that he would like to see the suit of Iron clothes which he had been told that the lieutenant possessed. Tbe lieutenant was so pleased to think that It bad been spoken of even In the fast nesses of tbe Sierra Blanca and of the Tonto Basin that he forgot how dirty Clego was, and straightway rose and Invited him Into tbe one room. Tbe medlclne-man stood looking at the armor with an Interest and evident appreciation that touched Hartpole very much. After tne manner or ma kind, be said no word, but presently be went nearer and felt of tbe plates and chains with bis finger-tips, and put hie good eye close and looked Inside. Then he turned to uartpoie. -wnere aid you find ItT' be askexL. Tbe lieutenant explained at some length. "Is It very old?" Hartpole said It waa at least three hundred and thirty odd years old. and went into a little history, r-irr muMed his bead. "I know " he said. But that was so manifestly ab - urd' that Hartpole did not pay any at tcntlon to "It Is very fine." saldjt Clego. "For how much will you sell II to met" Naturally. Hartpole only laughed, but the Apache was In ear nest, nevertheless. io, ne insisted, looking him sharply in the face. So. de veras, I wlsn to ouy u rrom you. - "Well. I don't wish to sell." answered the lieutenant, rather vexed at the men Idea. "I have five hundred dollars," sold the Indian. "If you bad a thousand you could not have It." "I have a thousand. Hartpole laughed again, a Uttle Im patiently. "You do not believe me look here. Clego drew a buckskin bag from tb folds of his snsh. It was full of gold "There are five hundred dollars here In three days I can bring yon five bun dred more." Hartpole guessed how aa had corn by It. and hla temper rose. "That If stolen mones." he said, angrily: "put Ii up. You can't have the armor. Uka abee " -y"ou tet ma have It" begged Clego -1 wisu It very much. I will do mauj things for you.' Hartpoie swore this Umemesn, Spanish oaths. "No." ha can't have It Go to the DeTU-get Even though Clego waa only a dirty Indian, the White-Eye should hav.re membered that he probably had feel tag. which could be hurt It la weU. however, for thoae who T. dlrec. now.ver, iv then tioa o? cnuorsB Cm nands to remember tnat those simple oik . have sometimes reasons for tnt .hlngs they do and say, good and suffl--lent unto themselves. But It nevei ccurred to Hartpole what this half llnd Indian's reasons might be. Thej Ud not transpire until some weekt later. - - - Yet In Clego's tribe there was a le end of a great white chief who had nice married one of their women, and aad ruled over them, and who bad .vorn a suit of shining Iron. And their tradition ran that whosoever should Jnd and wear that garment again would be Impervious to the bullets of tbe - White-Eye, would become the rtatest of medlclne-men, and rule not jnly over bis own people but over all (he Apuche tribes and those of tlx plains of the North. And the very founder of that family to which Ciegc belonged was reputed to have been th white chief In tbe coat of Iron. The Coyoteros believed these thing and so did the medicine man. So when ihe news of the armor suit bad reached him, be had levied heavy fees for hit incantations for some months, and, adding these to the gold he had ex changed for Mexican dollars, collected from many raids, be took himself down to the camp of the soldiers to obtain fairly and by purchase that which was his very own. But fairness and the offers of purchase bad failed. Clcgo looked the White-Eye officer over from his scalp to his toes, and ut again, and then with no sound, save just one grunt, went out from the quar ters and from the post. Hartpole told of it at tbe mess thai olht, and forgot all about It after that. But Clego did not as Hartpole ought thing in It wn. from the chromo In a blue frame on the wall to the cot in the corner, across from tbe fire-place. He hid himself .behind the. piece of calico that curtained off the nook where Hart pole's clothes bung, and waited until the moon showed for a moment through it break In the clouds, and he could see lb..? figure on the cot beneath tbe mos- ti to-net. When tbe room was dark njr.ln, be slid out; and the blade of the kulfe In his hand went straight through the heart of tbe man asleep. Then he tixik the rat '.ng armor from-Its nail and wrapped It In the .calico curtain, and fled through the night, as silently :icd swiftly as enly an Apache can. Now It happened that Hartpole had rcne to another post a good many miles to the east that very day, and he had I eft his striker to sleep In bis quarters ttuj keep guard over his things. So It t .. . .. .1. n I 1-1 1 .1 1 l. . was Into the luckless soldier s heart that tbe knife was driven, and the next Jay a telegram apprised Hartpole that his striker was murdered and bis suit at mall was gone. The day after that all tbe department knew that the Coyoteros were on the war-path, and, having cut the reserva tion, were killing right and left They were led by a medlclne-man called "Clego," and the scouts reported thai he was dressed In a garment of white Iron which no White-Eye's bullet could pelrce. They also reported that the Chlrlcahuas and the Pah-Utes and the Sierra Blancas were Joining him. It promised to be an Interesting time for the territories. Hartpole began to have a dim Idea ot why tbe medlclne-man bad wanted his Spanish mall, now. He was ordered out, of course. Most of the department was. Trouble of the sort that this promised to be had to be checked at once. If at all. It was serious already; but there was one thing In favor to get away. 'J. heir fanatical faith In their medlclne-man led them to seek battle rather, than to shun It, And twice, having done so, they beat off the troops, because there were, as usual, too few. But the third time they were caught In a pocket of the Mogallons, and there were no less than six troops against them. Hartpole's was of tbe number. ' i ne inuians rougnt rrom aawn or tne ! first day until twilight of the second. In tbe open at first, then from behind shel ter, then at last they retreated to a shallow cave high up on a hillside, and there was no getting tbem out. A mountain howitzer might have done tt but there was none with tbe command. All day the troops fired volleys Into so much of the mouth of the cave as show ed between the pine trunks and tbe walls of rock. They knew that the slaughter within must have been pretty severe, but there were no signs of sur render, nevertheless. Tbe hostlles might hold out until the last one was dead; they certainly would until their medVlne-man should fall. The medl-clna-maa could be seen from tiaoe to time, a gleaming figure, moving clumsi ly among the trees and underbrush. And for all that It went so slowly and .vas so bright no bullet seemed ever to lit it Even the white men began to onsider It with awe. At sunset of the second day, when the sounds from the cave had all but -eased and the Indians within It were vlthnnt ammnnltlon and at bay. the ' ..listening form came clambering delib erately to the top of a high rock, .v hooping and yelling, calling the rem tant of Its followers on. It stood so, 'or a moment the red sun rays striking -hrough the pine branches on th dent Hi steel, a weird sight in the depths of the mountain fastnesses of the New World; ao odd and strange that the sol diers hesitated with their fingers on the triggers of their carbines. Bat Hartpole. kneeling alone behind a bowlder, remembered only that that .t.in, armor waa hla. and that ha - anted It The visor was up nod ci J onld see tbe glitter of the one good ye. He bad won a sharpshooter's med I f . . . ... ...in ... r- u in his ame, ana ne put uis ss.ui u. is now. There was a puff of smoke rom abort his bowlder, and the sbln ng figure threw up Its arms and stag .ered. Then It fell forward, down from he pinnacle of rock, clattering and -rsshlng among the logs and stones. They found, when they dragged him ut, that Hartpole's bullet had gone -tratght through the good eye. and thai Clego was clego in very truth now ind quite dead. San -Francisco Argo .mut. THE HEROINE OF TO-DAY. . he I8lf-Hellnt, Physically fclrona, aaaVitted to l.e Bic' Companion. The heroine of modern life and fic tion ia contrasted with the heroine of Ihe century's beginning by Robert Qrant in tbe Woman's Home Comiau lon. I ; the following passage Judge Grant leaves little doubt as to which uf the two be prefers: "Not only woman herself, but the universe, rejoices in the new heroine of real life and contemporary fiction the lelf-rellant Increduloua. sphere-seeking, critical, yearning modern woman. Even the rose on her bosom wears a prouder demeanor, as though conscious of her changed estate. Who would re mand her to bu Insipid servitude? Certainly not man. She has become bis true companion Instead of bis adoring doIL The Amelia Sedleys have passed away from the face of the earth for ever, and the SI a reel las rule In their place. And yet with the swinging of the pendulum In mind, a philosopher may be pardoned for dropping a few violets on the grave of the heroine of (he past; even on poor Amelia Sedley's Amelia, who would certainly have bored this philosopher to the point of weariness. "Amelia Sedley was the sheer heroine jf the past without lights and shadow. But her more attractive sisters lie also in their graves, and memories of some it them come back to us fragrant with virtues in spite of their limitations. which. It seems to a philosopher, the aew heroine the Gibson girl cannot lfford to disregard. They bad no minds to speak of. It Is true. That is, they were parrot-like In their repetition of what their husbands and fathers and brothers told tbem was so; and their ?nergies were devoted to household concerns the generation and rearing of babies, tbe production of delectable food, to darning, nursing, church-work and small charities. They were gener ally timid and afraid' of mice, disin clined to athletic exercise and heroic undertakings; they had no clubs, and .lid not aim to lie original. But think how dainty and pure-minded and ten der they were! Dainty with the nice ness of dolls, pure-minded with the In nocence of the moated .grange, tender with the loving forgiveness and foolish iufatuatlon of Idolators. It may be. and ret dainty, pure-minded and leader." - IT RAINED BATS AND HAWKS. ,? Tlata Blew Aboard the Ship front th t ust an Hawks from th j West. The steamship Curityba. which ar rived at New York tbe other day from Cuban ports, had a weird experience with winged things on her trip up th coast When she was off Malausas au off-shore gale, permeated with tropical moisture, piled the combers about her. On the blast came thousands of lauti birds and bg bats. Mate Bregmaii says the bats literally covered the ship, roosting on all the rails. He says they :iieared to lie a "cross between a vam pire and a squirrel."- When the weath or moderated and dawn came the lists were near enough to one of the Baha mas to venture leaving the ship. A hundred or more miles off Florida the Curityba was visited by what the seventh mate, who Is English, declares was a flock of "hengles." The eighth mate nays be believes they were "howls," and the ninth mate positively asserts that they were " 'awks." What ever they may be called. Caplln lIoii; and his men captured two of them, which measure, according to the new ultramarine reporter who was sent out by the ship news experts to get the yarn, "about eight feet from tip to tip." There were altogether twenty eagles or hawks or owls in the flock. The news collector at quarantine re ported the Invasion of birds thus: "On Thursday, when off the eo.-ist of Florida, two hawks, much exhausted flew aboard the steamer and rested on the vessel's spars. One of the crew went aloft and secured the birds. Oc the following day a large number ot birds were sighted: some flew near th steamer. Captain Hoppe shot one bul failed to secure It as. It fell Into th water. Another In trying to alight fell Into the funnel and was burned In th furnace. All the birds apieared to be exhausted, and had evidently been blown on the land. The two captured birds are hawks of tbe species common ly known as fishing eagles." One Againwt the Other. One of the duties of a private secre tary Is to protect his employer from people who would waste bis - time. Sometimes a doorkeeper serves this purpose. At the Kepnbllcau national headquarters a valuable "fender," says the New York Commercial Advertiser. Is the man at the door of Seuator Han na's room. The officer has been guarding the doors at political headquarters for a long time, and is able to discriminate between those who should be let in and those wba should be kept out Last week one of the objectionable class ar rived, and asked to see tbe Senator. "Busy now." said the doorkeeper. "Take a seat In the anteroom, please." Presently another visitor arrived. He waa a poet who bad campaign verses to aelL Tbe doorkeeper "sized him up" at once, and took him to tbe door of the anteroom. "See that gentleman sit ting there T he said, pointing to the first unwelcome visitor. "Well, Just sit down and aay your poetry to him." In about five minutes the first vlsitoi left the building. When the poet again asked for Mr. Hanua It was found thai he had gone for the day. Xrue politeness consists in traatnaa others aa you would Ilk for others ta tnat SERMON Rco. Br. Calmagt BahjMts Spirit of Unrest It to 3 Cause of If acb. Pnnapplnsss N the Chare aad the World la ; Stability Stop Padding A boat. (CopynahtMm.1 Washington. D. C From an unusual text Dr. Talmage in this discourse rebukes the snirit of unrest which characterizes so many people, and shows them the hap piness and usefulness to be touna in sta bility; text, Jeremiah ii, 36, "Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way?" Homely is the illustration by which tnu prophet of tears deplores the vacillation of the nation to whom he wrote. Now -they wanted alliance with Egypt and now with Assyria and now with Babylon, and now they did not know what they wanted, and the behavior of the nation reminded he prophet of a man or woman who. not sat isfied with home life, goes from place to place gadding about, as we say, never set tled anywhere or in anything, and ne cries out to them, "Why gaddest thou about so much to coange thy way; Well, the world has now as many gada bouts as it had, in Bible times, and I think that that race of people is more numer ous now than it ever was gadabouts among occupations, among religious theo ries, among churches, among neighbor hoods ant one of the greatest wants of the church and the world is more stead fastness and more fixedness of purpose. It wa no small question that Pharaoh put to Jacc and his sons when he asked, "What ia your occupation?" Getting into the ri-'-t occupation not only decides your temporal weltare, but may decide your eternal destiny. The reason so many men snd women are dead failures is because instead of -sking God what they ought to be or do they, through some vain am bition or whimsicality, decide what they ought to be. Let me say to all young men and young women in homes or in school or college, do not go gadding about among occupations and professions to find what you are fitted for, but make humbl: and d:rect appeal to God for direction. While seeking divine guidance in your selection of a lifetime sphere examine your own temperament. Ihe phrenologist will tell you your mental proclivities. The physiologist will tell you your physical temper uent. Your enemies will tell you your weaknesses. If you are, aa we say, nervous, do nit become a surgeon. If you "are cowardly, do not become an en gineer. If you are hoping for a large and permanent income, do not seek a govern ment position. If you are naturally quick tempered, do not become a minister of the os pel, for while any one is disadvan taged by ungovernable disposition there is hardly anv one who enacts such an in congruous part as a mad minister. Can you make a fine sketch of a ship or rock or house or face lie an artist. Do you nnd yourself humming cadences, and do the treble clef And the musical bars drop from your pen easily, and can you make a tune that charms those who hear it? Be a musician. Are you born with a fondness for argument; Be an attorney. Are you naturally a good nurse and especially interested in the relief of pain? Be a physician. Are you interested in all ques tions ot traffic and in bargain making, are you apt to be successful on a -mall or large scale? Be a merchant. Do you pre fer country life, and do you like the plow, and do you hear music in the hustle of a harvest field? Be a farmer. Are you fond of machinery, and are turning wheels to you a fascination, and can you follow with absorbing interest a new kind of thrash ing machine hour after hour: We a me chanic. If you enjoy analyzing the natural elements ..nd a laboratory could entertain yon all day and all night, be a chemist. If you are inquisitive about other worlds and interested in all instruments that would bring them nearer for inspection. be an astronomer. If the grass under your feet and the foliage over your head and the flowers which shake their incense on the summer air are to you the belles let tres of the field, be a botanist. If you have no one faculty dominant and nothing in your make up seems to point to this or that occupation, shut yourself up i- your own room, get down on your knees and reverently ask God what He made . on for and tell Him that you are willing to do anything He wishes you to do. Before you leave that room you will find out. For the sake of your usefulness and hapiiness and your temporal and eternal welfare do not join that crowd of people who go gadding about among busi nesses and occupations, now trying this snd now trying that and never accom plishing anything. There are many who exhibit this frail ty in matters of religion. They are not sure about anything that pertains to their soul or their eternal destiny. Now they are Unitarians, and now they are Uni versalis ta, and now they are Presbyteri ans, and now they are nothing at all. They are not quite sure that the Bible was in spired or if inspired whether the words or the ideas were inspired or whether only part of the book was inspired. They think it one time that the story in Genesis about the garden of Eden ia a history, and the month after they think it ia an allegory. At one time they think the book of Job describes what really occurred, but the next time they speak of it they call it a drama. Now they believe all the miracles, but at your next interview they try to how how these scenes had nothing in them supernatural, but can be accounted for by natural causes. Gadding about among religious theories and never satis fied. All the evidence is put before them, and why do they not render a verdict? If they cannot make up their mind with all the data put before them, they never will. There are all the archaeological confirma tions of the Bible brought to view by the "Palestine Exploration Society." There are the bricks of Babylon, the letter "S" impressed upon them "N" for Nebuchad nezzar, showing that he was not a myth and the farther the shovel of the anti quarian goes down the more is revealed of that n.-ist wonderful city of all time. Professor Heilprecht, of the University of Pennsylvania, presents us taoiets louna in the far East ratifying and explaining Scriptural passages which were before in mystery. As the builders in Jerusalem to day dig for the foundation of new 1 uses they turn up with their pickaxes the ashes of the animals that were used for burned offerings in the temple ages ago, demon strating the truth of the Bible story about the sacrifices of lambs and heifers and pigeons. There is the history by Josephus describing on uninspired page scenes which the Bible depicts. On the banks of the Dead res there are pieces of the very brimstone that fell in the sulphurous storm that destroyed Sodom and Gomor rah. Make up your mind whether the Bi ble is a glorious revelation of God or the worst imposition of the centuries. Why go gadding about among infidels, atheists and deists asking questions and surmising and guessing about the authority and value of a book which involves the infinities? It is either a good book or a bad book. If it be a bad book, you do not want it in your house nor have your children contaminat ed with its teachings. If it is a good book, your eternal happiness depends upon the adoption of its teachings. Once and for ever make nn your mind whether it is the book of God or the book of villainous pretenders. So, alas, there are those who gad about among cvticular churches. So castor can depend on them for a single service. At some time when he has prepared a asrmon after all praye and all research, nnttnw nerve and muscle and brain ana soul into it very paragraph, these inter. Btittent attendants are not there to hear tt. Bot oh. how the gadabouts injure the churches! Instead of staying in their on) prayer meeting or Sunday school they af flict other prayer meetings and Sunday schools. I meet them on the street going the wrong way on Sunday morning and evening, and I accost them in the words pf the text, "Why gaddest thou about so much to change thy way?" My text also addresses those who in earch of happiness are going hither and yonder looking for that which they find not. lheir time is all taken up with "nrasicales" and "progressive euchres" and teas and yellow luncheons and "at homes" and dances and operas and theatres, and instead of finding happiness they get pale sheeks and insomnia and indigestion and neuralgia and exhaustion and an abbre viated lifetime. There is more splendid womanhood sac rificed in that wav in our cities than in any other way. The judgment day can only reveal the awful holocaust of jangled nerves and the suicidal habits of much of our social life. The obituary of such reads well, for the story is suppressed about how they got their death while standing in at tire of gauze waiting for the carriage on a raw night on the front stens While in tneir ntetime they possessed all the ability for the relief of pain and impoverishment, yet they have no time for visitation of the poor or to win the blessing of such as comes upon those who administer to those who are ready to per ish. Enough flowers in their dining halls to bewitch a prince, but not one tuft of heliotrope to perfume the room of that rheumatic on the back street, to whom the breath of one flower would be like the opening of the front door of heaven. Find me one man or one woman who in all the rounds of pleasure and selfishness has found a piece of happiness as large as that half dollar which the benevolent and Christlike soul puts into the palm of the hand of that mother whose children are crying for bread. Queen Victoria, riding in triumph through London at her jubi lee, was not so sublime a figure as Queen Victoria in a hut near Balmoral Castle reading the New Testament to a poor dy ing man. Let all the gadabounts for happiness know that in kindness and usefulness and self abnegation are to be found a satisfac tion which all the gayeties of the world aggregated cannot aftord. Among the race of gadabouts are those who neglect their homes in order that they may attend to institutions that are really excellent and do not so much ask for help as demand it. I am acquainted, as you are, with wom en who are members of so many boat da of direction of benevolent institutions and have to stand at a booth in so many fairs ind must collect funds for so many orphan ages and preside at so many philanthrop ic meetings and are expected to be in so many different places at the same time that their children are left to the care ol irresponsible servants, and if the little ones waited to say their prayers at their mother's knee they would never say their evening prayers at all. Such a woman makes her own home so unattractive that the husband spends his evening at the clubhouse or the tavern. The children ol that house are as thoroughly orphan ai any of the fatherless and motherless lit tle ones gathered in the orphanage for which that gadabout woman is toiling so industriously. By all means let Christian women fos ter charitable institutions and give them as much of their time as they can spare, but t.ie first duty of that mother is the duty she owes to her home. The book of Samuel gives a photograph of Mepliibosheth lame in both feet. When we see any one lame in one foot or lame in both feet, we always wonder by what accident he was lamed. Perhaps it may have been in battle for his country, oi he may have been run over by some reck less driver or some explosion did the dam age. So you wonder how Mephibosheth became lame in both feet. Tbe Bible fot a good reason gives us the particulars. It tells us that when he was a child hit nurse dropped him. She must hav dropped him vei.- hard, for he never agais got over the ettect ot that tall. ionr al ter the accident we rind him at r- ng David's table, but still our attention ia called to the fact that his feet were crip pled, though so long before his nurs dropped him. And mark you that to-day in all departments of life there are thoss crippled in habits, crippled in morals, crip pled for all time, the accident Happened 'in thin wav. Their mothers were ffada- bouts and neglected their homes, and the work of training them was given over tc incompetent nurses, and the nurses let them fall into bad habits, told them de praving stories and gave them wrong no tions of life and practically ruined them. But Mephibosheth was taken by King David into the palace and seated at the royal table, so by the grat-: of the heav enly King these unfortunate ones may yet be seated at the King s table in tne Mng t palace, though the nurses did drop them so that morally they were lame in botfc feet. Now, what is the practical use of the present discourse? This: hereas s many have ruined themselves and ruinei others by becoming gadabouts among oc cupations, among religious theories, among churches, among neighborhoods, therefor resolvet. that we will concentrate upon what is right thought and right behavioi and waste no time in vacillations and in decisions and uncertainties, running about n places where we have no business tc be. Life is so short we have no time to play with it the spendthrift. Find oul whether the Bible is true and whethet your nature is immortal and whethei Christ is the divine and only Saviour, and whether you must have Him or be dis comfited and whether there will probably ever be a more auspicious moment foi your becoming His adherent, and thee make this 12 o'clock at noon of Nnvembei 25, the most illustrious minute that yoc will ever have passed since the day ol your birth - ntil the ten millionth cycle ol the coming eternity, because by complete surrender of thought and will and affec tion and life to God. through Jesut Christ you became a new man. a new woman, a new soul, and God the Fathei and God the Son and God the Holy Ghost and all angeldom. Cherubim and Seraphim and archangel became your al lies. Found among the papers of the learned Samuel Johnson was a prayer inscribed with the words. When my eye was re stored to its use." and it ia a great mo ment when we get over our moral blind ness and gain spiritual eyesight. That ii a moment from which we mar well date everything. All the glory of Henry. II. ol France vanished when in a tournament a lance extinguished his eye, and the worst disaster that can happen to us is to hav the vision of our soul put out. If you have gone wrong so far, now go rieht. II the morning and noon of your life hav been a moral defeat, make the evening ol your life a victory. The battle of Maren go, lost at o'clock in the afternoon, wai clorionsly won at 6. and in your life and mine it is not too late to achieve some thing worthy of an immortal. Start right and keen on. Do not siend too much tim in tacking ship. David -felt the impor tance of fixedness of purpose when h cried out. "jiv heart is fixed, O God, mj heart ia fixed!" "Not only la It healthy to yawn. says a French physician, "but yawn ing should be resorted to In cases of sore throat buzzing of the ears, catarrh and like troubles." It is said to be as efficacious in Its way as gargling the throat with which process it should be combined. A submarine boat to be propelled by cable traction, haa been designed by a French inventor.' for crossing the Enalish channel. It will accommodate about 250 passengers, and will make the journey 'r about an hour. Gardiner (Me.) boasts of a black smith who has not lost a day's work from sickness from the day he west iato the shop to leara his trade, W years ago. to the present i 1 Br ?'- r . .is.