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MIFFLINTOWN, JUNIATA COUNTY, PENN., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1900
' faptaii? grabaofii
BY B. CRQKBR j
g .yilitapy.omaDce.of.goukl.lWcA J
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
"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
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
"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
!- 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
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,
"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
"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
"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
"I know. I know," she returned, with
dropping tears. "But why may I not
hear all? How changed you are. Miles
" 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
"Yea." assented Miles, "she has done
"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
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
"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 . - , ,
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,
y - -
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
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
''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
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.
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
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
-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. .
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.
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
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
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
"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
"I have five hundred dollars," sold
"If you bad a thousand you could not
"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
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
-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
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
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
' 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
"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
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
Rco. Br. Calmagt
BahjMts Spirit of Unrest It to
Cause of If acb. Pnnapplnsss N
the Chare aad the World la ;
Stability Stop Padding A boat.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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