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/ 'w ÎJP s THE FAU 7' 0^' FOB THE TÆJLSSE! \ VOL.'I.—NO. 9. FAULK LAND, DEL., i «?"** /& «?"** LOCAL QUIZ. New potatoes, home raised, are ready for the table. Tuesday was the longe it the hottest day of the year. Mr». Harris of Hockessln removed to Milwaukee, Wls., ul perhaps Wednesday morn ing. Miss Bella Williams, of near Wil mington, visited friends in the vicinity on Tuesday. Robert Justis was in Wilmington on Wednesday. J. B. Underwood, of Philalelpbla, will shortly remove to Marsballton. Thomas Twaltes, a former engineer at the Kiamensi Woolen Mill, has sailed for England. Lincoln Elmer, of St. Lawrence, Mo., , Is spending a few weeks with iiis brother, Frank Elmer. Joæph H. Chamber*, of btanton, was appointed guar Jim over hti child by the Orphan's Court, last Satur day. The Kiamensi Gun Club defeated the Grubo's Corner Gun Club, last Satur day, by a score of 121 to 116. David Eooff and George W. Spicer, of Marshallton, were in Wilmington ou business, last Monday. Lewis Greenwalt, contractor, of L in deuberg, is building a house at Els mere, Harry Smith, of Germautowu, has leased the photograph gallery dywine Springs. 7 A colored excursion of fifty, from Wilmlngtoa^- spout Wednesday at Brandywine Springs. L^Mtss Marie Hayes, who has been ft-achiug school at Graeu Spring, re turned for her summer vacation Wednesday. Publio school No. 33, closed yester day. Miss Amy R. Piser, the popular school töaeher, has returned to her fume in Middletown. A leap ybar party will be held In Bur gees' Grove, Hockessln, on Fiidav . venlng, July 1st. The patrones3-s are Mrs. John Burgess, Mrs. E. A. Thomp son, Mrs. Frank McVaugh. Com mittee, Misses Marion Burgess, Alice and Anna Thompson, Margaret Camp bell, Emaline and Mary Me Vaugh and Mary Pyle, An enterlainmeut will bo given in the hall at Btanton, by the pupbs of tho public school, on Thursday eve-dug, the 80th Inst, for the purpose of raising money to purchase a flag to place ou the school house. There are threo candidates for the Republican nomijation for Bout Com missioner of Christiana Hundred, at follows: Ellis Hicks, George W. Thomp son and John Lowther. Letters of administration have been granted to Anna M. Bough mm, of Marshallton, administratrix of Louisa M. Walker, late of Mill Creek Hun dred. W. W. Vansant, of Plensint Hill, who mysteriously disappeared from his home last Thursday, relumed on Fri day evening. Howard Jordan's, Star b. g. made second time In the four-year-old trotting race at Hare's Corner, last Friday. Frank Dll worth, of Aslilaud, has be gun harvesting his hay crop. Several races were run oo Thur»d iy the course of the Valley View Truck Assoc'atlon, iKJJo^easIn, » y Dr. Griffith, of Philadelphia, has been spending a few days with John Ball, a classmate. Ripans Tabules cure indigestion. at Bran ALMOST A MURDER. Parker Smith Again Figures in the Ejes of the People by Stabbing his Wife and Shooting his Moth a d Pari ei Smith, colored, who was re cently released from jill, wlieie be served a sentence of one year for assault ing Joseph L'-ach, is again ln trouble. L ist Saturday he had a quarrel with his wife, at the home o his father, Thomas R. Smith, and succeeded in s abbli.g her twice and shooting his mother. About 12 o'clock the quarrel began with his wif?, which became sa heitid t iat he picked up a »hot gun and at tempted to shoot her. Hls mother, who was near, tried to prevent him from discharging the weapon, but in the attempt received the lo.d in her lund Not satisfied ui h tills, Smith diew a pen-knlie end stabbed Lis wife iu the bead and in the side. After doing this he startsd at once for Dr. L. II. Ball, aud then went to UreeuDauk, where his sister live -, and returned with her t> the ho.<86, feanng tnat he had killed his mother, us the injury s' e received was not inten ie>>. Dr. Ball dressed the wouuds nf Smith's wife, finding an aitery seveied ln her head. It required sevrai stitches to dress this wound. T ie elder Mrs. Smith's hau l wa» badly lac erated. The doctor found th it the shot had lodged in the back part of the band and that It wus impose hie to r - move it, rendering it rather danger ous. of a In tua meantime the younger Mrs. BrnittTvT^nt to the home of her sister, Martha Bari, WiidL lives in the teue mei.t house of Armstrong Smith followed her shortly after war •, but was not » llowed udmLsion, for fear ot doing h r lurther injury. Both the wounded women will tecover Iu :» short time unless something uotois -eu oc erai and curs. Smith dbwppe ired about 8 o'clock iu the eye nhig t^aud ha» not beeu seen slue e is suppose 1 to h ive left the r Constable Porter has the mat* rin band. Excl emtnt ran hi^h after the affair, > sue' an occurrence has never been Lown iu the vicinity. 1 Train Movenienis ut Faulklaiul. From Wilmington and for Landen ., 11.22 a. m. 3.29 berg, Daily, 5 28 p. p in.; except Sunday, 7.42. Suuday only 9.49. For Wilmington and from Landen Lerg, Daily, 7.14 and 11.80 a. in., 2.05 6.13 p- ro- Except Sunday, 11.30. a. Mails.— From and to all points the Landenberg branch, 11.22 a. in. and 2 05 p.m.; from and to Wilmington, 7.14 a. m. and 5 28 p. m. Ripans Tabules relieve hausoa. BEFORE 'SQUIRE RICHARDSON. Mssia. D ckey & Cuaudler, of Stan ton, opea their creamery mornings to receivd the milk furn shed by farmers residing in the vicinity, and also to operate tbeir separator for about two hours to extract the cream there from. This necessary work was ob jected to by some of the members of the M. E. Church, and the result was a complaint, to Esquire Richardson, at MarshaLton, who summoned Messrs. Dickey & Chandler lietoie him on the evening of June 19th to sho* oause why they should not he Que and costs for (heir violaiiou of the Sabbath. ' A large numb r of farm rs were summoned, who testified tbat If the Cieamery should be closed morning they and 'their families would be out j cted to the lerformance of a great deal Of wor* iu taking care of the milk and washing pans, etc. The Squire aftei hearing the testimony or both''slues said that while per o.tally opposed to bun ay work lie felt, it to be his duty to sustain the managers of the creamery, and if the complaiuauts did not agree with him they could cariy the case to a higher court. They replied that ti.ey were satisfied, and were will lug to acquiesce to the decision of the squire. All the cream eries take In milk on Bund iy a-.d this is the fir il complaint that has thus far been heard of. Sunday ulcted into Sunday John Kramer was Bhof and killed in Washingtou, D. C., by T. G. Arnold, of Texas, an employe of the Post-office) Department. Arnold claimed that he thought Kramer was about to fire at him. 4 Mrs. John Taylor, an bumble resident of Anderson, Ind., has fallen heir to $5 000,000 by the death of her bachelor brother. Ripans Tabules cure biliousness. Green Robinson ( of Villa Rica, Ga-, killed Mary Williame because she re fused to marry him. M. Ross was whirled in the shaftlug at Round Lake, Ga., and killed The "Independent Bung Factory" and other properties at Elizabeth, West Virginia, were destroyed by Are, the loss amounting to over $8CU,000. A freight collision occurred in Bt | Louis by which nearly 100 feet of the Twelfth street bridge was demolished. It is estimated that the damage exceeds $60,000, and traffic over Hie bridge will be suspended for nearly a month. A storm of extraordinary severity raged in Minnesota, und In the south ern-central section developedinto a fear ful cyclone. Five counties-Jackson, Martin, Faribault, Freebern and 15 ue Earth, were devastated, and the nurn her of persons killed Is ; » nseivatlvely 6 The levee at the Bayou Sale, West Feliciana, La., broke, letting in the I A little nloe-vear-nlfl sin O.irri, ")**. robllng the V. Va. °° " IeS 3 oni "* 0D - A pet coon and rattlesnake, put in a I box at Cinnlnnati, O., to fight on a bet, fouu ht 80 minutes, the suaKb be ing killed. i estimated at from 40 to 50. water over nearly the entire town. Thomas Ohelsea B au, who gave up the ghost In Bonlmro Tf!., soinu | months ago, left $10,000,000 ami no will or known relatives, and there are ■>ver 10Cf claimants abeadv An engineer named A. V. Robinson and three Italian laborers were killed by th*4 wr« Jk of_a /umatmcHon dr.«in which ran I^to some cattle near Glad -1 stone, Illinois. Twenty-flve others are injured. I 1 A freight train on the James River division of the Chesapeake and Chio Road Jumped the track between Lees i and Stanard, Virginia, killing Englme; ! Richaxd Bclater and wrecking engine, and train * I A part ot the Ke tucky Melting i Company's plant at Louisville w.,ï 1 burned, the loss amounting to $135.« i * V ' 000 Judge Bright Morgan, or Hernando, I Mtsslsslppl, was shot aud killed, on the 'l Illinois Central trjlu on his way to , 1 Memphis, by Lawyer Henry Foster. I a delegate to the .Chicago i n, „ a Chicago^ dwefling^Mattl^ Homan! ÄÄ'aÄSÄ the'Â'lo ÏÏTeTi 'in' 1 ,,® 0 " 1° the porch to see a tight in the yard, when the supports of the porch gave 1nn . *. „ , I Two 100-foot-long apans of the great Northern Pacific bridge over Clark's I Fork river, Idaho, have been burned 1 d °^ ,n * t, , ... . Borne Bel rast (Me.) young men tarred and feathered Ernest Richard, i^ ea . r f °ï' an * d roulai to, because he paid attention to "L-z." Kelly a white woman of 80 and shady character. Morgan Convention. A passenger train on the Grand Trunk Railway coming west r.n off the track near Hllihurst, Quebec, owing to a washout. The engineer, fireman and express messenger were killed. I A car on tho electric rail way between Wellsville and East Liverpool, Oiiio, jumped the track rolled down the ba:ik ; of the Ohio river. There were 25 passengers on board. The oar turned over twice before It stopped, and a to ' h ® ÏTS w, re badlï I hurt, but none were killed. '„„a Marc J. Pendleton, the actor, was The found dead Id Wade Park, Cleveland, a bottle of chloroform by his ride. He was in very ill heath, aud was threat ened with losanitv. . , i nVt 66111 ° f a drn - en 8pTVe a i of erai light occurred at Gregir, Wyoming, ing, between a squad of colored cavahy town Une »"ïe" Äre^wL "kllSS 1 and two were wounded " Boh • at •FOtin v. Buggies, who, with hls n youug< r brother, Charles, robbed the Xer n MÄme" wife S?," to Wood land) 1 CalBornuT ill tora^esperae flvht, In which ltuggles woe mmullv , wounded y fog. rpv,- .. rv3« e re ®^ en ^ a the town of Gufiford, ^ - j I — Oorneil University has opined a I* a dairy school, where ehet sa aud butter . coal and feedin « »re Hie | Buuject ror study, pany Ripans Tabules : best liver tonic. ! a a rt f"l I f'» K i ESBAnRE ' Pfl —Hoorge Fishe", ?» LA! 1 -' F et,Jined n '' mo »»d phis tnat he found that John Washington was temporarily fl! ing his place at the domestic fireside. Before Washington could leave, Fisher produce! a pisfol and fired at him, the bullet enter ing his heart and killing him inatant Shot and Killed While Rescuing Woman From Her Husband. iy ATTEMPTED TO BRAIN HIS WIFE. Then seizing an axe he attacked hi 8 wife and striking her several blows in tie head, nearly killed her. She will not recover. intoxicated at the time and after he sobered up be expressed the most profound regret at the the oc currency At the hearing he stuck to the story that on coming home he had found his wife aud Washlneton together, but other witnesses testl , . a J the hearing that Wash ington had not left Ills own house Habt, mna. It la said, he KSdÄtrS of the same house After a hearing the murderer was sent to jail wifhout bail. He has two pretty children, and the parting with them was most affecting. Fisher has done but little except weep and moan »luce the murder, and refuses to tie iieve that his victim is dead. Fisher has always been a peaceable man, and drink was his only fault. He was at tempting to escape when arrested. 2 I -__ ^ . I . , THE HUSBAND'S STOBT DENIED. Fisher I I I I A Shifter Gets in the Way of the Doylestown Express. | Fortuuate Fscane of Several Paaaeu. ruriuuaie escape or several Fassen * er8 bnt Slight Injuries. Traffic Sent by Other Tracks üntu ^o-Dar. ^ |, ** Lansdale, Pa.-r-The most exciting wreck witnessed on the North Penn Railroad in a long while occurred neir Oreland, a small station beyond Fort , Washington. The Doylestown express • pas?es this place at the rate of a mile a nalnute, the fastest time made at any PMnt along the road. I The Jenklntown shifter, Patrick englceer, was runiiln« ahea.l ol , S'ÆwïeÂ ÄdlÄS wnoMalakTOong^^wMeanght! I The express locomotive was thrown from th .tra. k against an emhaTk ment. Both engines were completely * i wrecked. i TWO KILLED, MANY INJURED. i | The engineer ot the express train wmiam Fenton, was kiiled outright. - — THE DEAD INJURED. William Hudson, fireman, was badly scalded and injured internally. When brought to Lansdale he had strength enough to sit alone; but was suffering greatly l -X_-- Oscar Barnes, baggage master, also seriously injured, I Theo. Magill, the express messenger, 1 was so seriously injured that it has s a _. -, . , „ . . < * ie< * w ^ e Ing taken l I a<1 . ph ^ »- « S 00 *? 0 * 01 Frank Fenrose escaped . the dead and injured reside in i ,a3 ' l " f to f r' n ' a ? d h J* ve been ln , tlle em ' of the railr °a'l company for many ye 5vl* , PA88ENGEB8' FORTUNATE ESCAPE. Baverai «f U>« passengers who oocu 'l >led "® ata ln tha »moking oar were 1 nJ ure<1 . but not eerlouBly. Tuis car w " turned up on its aide and badly wrecked. Among the Injured were George Hul xol, Ambler, side bruised, aud cut of ' hurt hnK ' vvlllkinK ' Nortb Walea; ^ W - J - ^ nard . Owvnedd: leg broken, John Gusiinn Fort- WnNhinatnn hand badly cut ' ^ W gt ' Conductor Harry Miller, Lansdale; hand scalded. William Nice, Worcester; face scald ed. The englreer on the shifting engine, Patrick DugaD, has one of his hands badly cut and left the scene of the accl dent for Jenkiotown to have hls wound dressed, T., to the by peze (be 4 THE WS OF A HI ug ing for who Eastern anti Middle States. Orlando Trout, a one-armed man, was bathing with several companions »ear Steelton, Penna., when he got be ncath nia depth and was drowned, Two others narrowly escaped drowning to attempting to A B "> broke out In Ch'cora, Fenna.. '„„a abou t li o buildings were destroyed. The water supply gave out and tfie fir. - men had to lear down and nestroy buildings with dynamite in order to Trout. road After pleading grilling to 12 charges of forßery ' Jobn s Sclielfle » ° r Bead ing, Pa.,was sentenced to two years' Imprisonment. Fole5, J who was J n 'P ,icatw1 by 1 Boh Lewis, the negro who was lynched In Port Jervts recently for an assault hotel Lena McMahon, was held toai.swer the charge of blackmail. 8 both Ripans Tabules prolong Ufa. 1 City. Actor banian's reason is return- **<■» fog. William TTanr« u_ « ro Henrr Bronson, of Rye», N. ped ' oni1, John Simmiogdinger, of Tremont, bulio a -» was fatally injured by a fall of coal lD Blackwood Colliery. La The plant of the American Ice C >tr- ana, pany at Fast Hampden, Maine, wu* boat burned. Loss $75 Odd. ' heck the progress of the fire. Henry Walters, arrested In Bristol, I'«., for stealing horses at Trenton, has confessed that i:e has stolen altogether 21 horses. The doors of N«* versink Mountain Hotel, that stands 1000 feet above Schuylkill at Reaulng, open for the public. William Henry Palnton /fas hanged at York, i'enna., for, thfi mur'er Mrs. Michael SLtz^rt'rWe'-. on M no » 81 the D01. The woman \,us suungied death by Palnton and two others wh? robbed Stromiugei'd house, fii'* ar^ thrown A Mow from a wagon shaft knocked little Neil Brennan, of Allentown, Pa., down an embankment, breaking his jaw and 8 ' In the same barn at Lenhartavilie " erks County, Pa., in which the former owner , henry FrauuMter, killed h!m ■oh' three years ago, Benjamin Herber, the subsequent pnreba er, hanged him self. Six workmen were serfouôLy^ burned by a fire which fo'lowed an'explosion of natural gas about two and a half niiles south of McDonald, Penn a. A. Cailisle'» injuries are thought to be * atal - Patrick Burns, foreman of tho Penn sylvanla Badroad oar inspectors, was! instantly killed near Gallitzln, Fenna bv a freight train. 6 «<***«». his »«* »->« fa», chndrtn, of Pottstown, had a narrow e8ca * H1 in tf,e,r nightclothes from their burning home. Christian Keller, 8 years old. and A. tliur Newbold, a boy, were burled alive by the caving in of an embank ment lu BiooklyD. John B. Scanlau, nged 41 years, was killed, 0 Dd Samuel Rldall and Wllbao Williams were fatally Injured by a fall of rock and coal In the Murray mine a' Wilkesbarre. Charles Abraham, a French Canart an, was arrested at North A. I Massachusetts, for attempting I Wlf e f o death. At 2 o'cloc£jHp^^Pc. morning he went to his wife's lieoafJe, poured kerosene oil over her night drefs, struck a match and lighted the I garment. The woman was terrlbl r I burned. |, into a furnnee nnd si, e was insane at the time in aupncp 0 r the «rinne C ° ** , * PP - • John Riley and Charles Morton, both coloied, of Chester, P-nna., quarre'led over a e-aire of "craps,** when Morton shot and killed Riley. The murderer escaped. ^ , PowelI g| liner a p 0 lanfler. In the Fa - •""**" Dnnlel yeare oll] _ injured in a mill a* Trenton, New Jeriy, while arwork at. ytrj. * Hr 8aw - A plank which he waar paw i i>& slipped and entered his abduniHn. The plant ofHfie* Franklin Count, Creamery Assocyation, at St. Allans Vermont, saiirtfj be the largest in the United states,/ was burned to the ground. The fo ss is about $25,000. fk \j riflim pjjf.q», 2 a John Gossart, Henry Bryan and several other young men of Waynes boro, Penna., were playfng "Jesse James" when Gossart accidentally shot ind kiLed Bryan. i Mrs. Arthur Beverly, of Waltham, Massachusetts, was found burned al mo t to a cinder. She had saturated garments with kero eue, crawled fire to herself. Colonal .lob; for the u killed bjy a H»y. In Allegheny, Tenna., Ernii Welsh entered the ljair dressing place of Mis* Maggie Butt s Lot her th rough the heart. He then committed r^iclde, shooting himself is the breast. ( It is said Welsh, who had a wife and frimQyjn Baltimore, killed Miss Buttress because she refused tr listen to his advance». Harry McKillips, of Lancaster, met his death by being thrown under a Pennsylvania Railroad train at the Gap. He and two other boys of that city were stealing a ride to Philadelphia, when hq fen from the train. South and West. , drew a revoi and Great soarclty cf silver change exists. After chasing the Red Rock train robbers 250 miles, the thirteen deputy marshals have returned to Guthrie, O T., unsuccessful. Sixteen buildings, constituting the business portion of itockport, Miasourl, were burned, the lose beiDg $75,00 ). David Naylor, a young farmer of Olarlngton, West Virginia, was beaten to death by a gong of Slav and Polish miners. They then placed his body on the railropd track, and it was run ove; by a train and cut to pieces. Charles Whaite, an aeronaut and Ira peze performer, fell about 1 00 feet at Tolcheater Beach, Maryland, owlmz to (be failure of a parachute to open pro lerly. He was reported not seriouaTV injured, but determined to "let balloon ug alone in the future." John Panel* a Baptist preacher, liv ing on Guest river, has been arrested for the shooting and fatally wound lug of William R. Dav.dson, at Norton*«, 14 miles from Slone Gap, Virginia. Pane j who is a cripple, shot Davidson in self .be defence. The biggest American merchant ship I afloat, El Noite, was launche-' at New oortNews, Va. The League of Friends, a Louisville | (Ky.) Blrort-termer, got itß death blow. , I Ripans Tabules relieve headache. A Chicago and Grand Trunk Kail- '" road locomotive exploded one mile east of Climax, Mich., fatally iniur'ng £n glneer Wood, Fireman Smith and ^ Brakeman Parker, all residents of Battle Creek. J. A. McCormick found D. O. Jone oa Mrs. McCormick'« bed room, in a hotel at Arkansas City, Kansas, and in the shooting affray which followed I both men were killed. Jmr Mr». George Beaudry, of South 1 City. Michigan, jumped into the rfv„ **<■» two of *>er children. AU were drowned. 3 Frederick Miller, of Baltimore, drop ped dead bidding hls wife good-bye. Edgtfleld, ö. C., and were riddled witR bulio Six men were drowned in the Bayou Foorche, at Napoleonville, LoulsD ana, by the sinking of a small ferry boat * tnd /& IT HAPPENEI has trait of 1 81 to ' wh? I upon my hor»e W»» riding north fro day ton glad and I loot «11 longings fur ronown ; oootai t to ride along aj>len<lld conory, An A -od now and thou A song all full of ehe «s 1 kept i h, fii'* !• dot^s t my eyas on high, there came a maid due south Jpou her horse u-rMlng by. A maiden, with a pretty mouth. aria; olllded ^,'ioys we talked, aid who walked er iblugs. »I .... i.'i <1 I. : vVe lftCf Who) t'iay could rlde ied mid happy ui ual bliss wo could ipou the drive » we travel side by eld--», or and Driver." i Pa., his i /o Ooi hide. W-'va nut •The pup ' llJL 0KDSM AN'S HELP. Mv In ion is, if a suicide does not i soou as he îicted injuries by deed s to kill hU bsft '^Jmortli despairing w half were updone, and A. jive. be | I feel/that I understand whit I am ftullfingjabout, for I was once within »'TkcSof taking my own life. was! When the silver fever began I , unmarried and bent upon picking up 6 ,a fortune somewhere around the aDd 1,10 annulations in which I had used not only my own money, but some thousands belonging to my widowed [ uot,ber bad turned out badly. Hav ,n ff J 118 ^ enough cash left to pay the B '«JP££ se * °* tbe Journey and buy a hors%l wont out to Nevada and Joined a party of the boy* bound for the mines. We started over the (mountains, butl soon became mighty a' A. outright. ur g!uin. After some days I was obliged to call a halt My old enemy, asthma, got a grip on me, and one night when we reached a straggling town on the ?cjil r said: - broke up!" next a^^H^they reluctantly I started to catch up w,tTf~FJl&following day at a point where they Intended prospect r wJ.comod The supper was washed down with plenty of strong drink, and under its infiuence the blue devils which had be -»et me departed. I grew genial, and when later a little game of poker wa) proposed I readily assented, for np °" ikU1 ^ Well, sir, 1 played as if the flend f a3 , urg ,^ " e on - luck waa dead against me, but I became reck * U - S J I staked every dollar I owned :i, .J saw a U raked in by the sharpers. m >' horae and watch . and t,n ® ra - à convinced that I had nothing more flf value, the gang stopped playing, l^ft me to sleep off the effects of H' wretched liquor. When 1 awoke, sun had been up several hours, cb ed tremend ously, and fflm to twice 'its normal 1 size. I had a confused notion that something had gone wrong, but what was it? Gradually the events of the night before came back to iSjfttted up. Where were my jolly companions? Gonel The camp was deserted! My horse had vanished, likewise my money.- The dreadful truth con fronted me. The villians had left 'lire alone in the wilderness, penniless and without the means of overtak ing my friends. ,1 cast myself on the ground again. buried my face in my hand, and gave vent to my despair. Long after the first paroxysm of rage ana despon dency had spent itself, I lay there. Finally feeling the need of food, I got up and foraged about. Amid the debris near the place where the Are had been, I found some crusts of bread and a canteen half full of water. In my necessity, I was thank ful for even this beggarly fare. As it would be foolhardy to con tinue tho Journey afoot, I decided to return by the way I had come. At nightfall I reached the town I had left the afternoon before. It was all astir. A traveling show was to give a performance tbat evening. By chance there remained in the depths of one of my pockets a Mexican gold piece which I had carried for years for a hansel. This paid for my sup ing fo*jorc. J was too ill to do so, and it was a week before I set out again, more low-spirited than ever, re ched the place there was no trace it them. They had evidently been ^appointed in their expectations and gone on, no doubt concluding that their silent comrade had aban &r*ed the enterprise. At dusk, however, I came upon a ûi.rap. Around the fire were a group , who with rough cordiality to their evening meal. When I of nnÆ .. , . at the log-house tavern. The landlord insisted upon payment in advance, although I had expended a round sum upon all the Extras at his command during my re cent sojourn there, callously to the story of my mis fortunes and made me understand that .be could not accommodate me after 'the next morning. "Such is the way of the world! At least tho next twelve hours are pro Jvldcd for!" I soliloquized bitterly. "And to-morrow? Well, to-morrow I will shoot myself 1" 1 reached this determination quite calmly. I cursed myself for not hav arnid the wilds, instead He listened to * to '" 8 done .. . , . .. , , „ struggling back to the scrai-civil ization of the miserable town. You ^ a y m y troubles had begun to affect my brain. Very probably; no man can be in his right, mind who seri oa ^ meditates suicide, I could not stay In my cheerless room alone with my gloomy thoughts. I went out and found myself follow Jmr tïMBnntlnr throng that made its £7^7^° S f, 0W ' , l* WaS m00n . li ?h' "V-S IS'T o' 1 ' ,ent at t ^!?* ' he .i!f° P s they came up to the entrance. Suddenly I thought, "Why not go I had half a dollar's change with a kind of savage triumph I should not need money to-morrow and why not seek distraction during the Intervening hours. 1 paid the admission fee of two bits tnd In. It was early and I iei«ojfeeÿ a place gqlöf fcßip the_cur ant I ask so nage arïï*^^H||§! me said it^WI^H king of swordsmer^ down in two on the palm of a man'sTE and then take a plucky devil to hold them for for him." His majesty seemed in a bad humor. He cast his eyes over the group of men nearest to him and said, with a Spanish accent: "Friends, my assistant has, as you say, struck. 1 cannot perform the most Interesting of the sword feats unless some the apples. I will give $20 to who willdoit" There was a commotion around me, but so thrilling had been the de scriptions of the danger attending the feat and such the reports of the diabolical temper of the swordsman that no one responded. His glance fastened on me. I suppose it would be said nowadays that he hypnotized the bill that heTW the fellow's head. It' »I will volunteer to hold not he by a deed to am within up the aDd used some Hav the a and for the me. Why shouldn't I*do it, I thought. I was on the point of taking my own life, and if Senor Espada should save me the tfouble, «»o much the better. What matter to me if the sword should go an eighth of aa inch too ly of T , , , , ;» I advanced and nonchalantly faced the spectators. He glanced at me of approvingly and a little curiously as in he told me to extend my right arm a t i^Ü 611 m yJ? and - I did so. He set the apple upon it. His sword was a beautiful weapon, with Jeweled hilt and a glittering blade inscribed with Arabic-charac- by ters. He made a few rapid passes with it. 'Twas as if forked lightning played about me. Involuntarily I shivered, but I persuaded myself that the shudder wa3 caused by the chilli ness of the air, since I did not care what the result of the adventure of "JSJJ" .. , Inff men the lightning seemed to smite My arm fell to ray side, a dark- at ness came before my eyes, but, by the applause, I knew the apple had been the twain. Ine senor beamed upon me. I'Bravo. he whispered. of *53* kneel : . ' l did so, and bent my head. He put another apple on the nape be °™ y S? c 7, °* My situation was terribly perilous, for if his hand should slip or tremble in the least degree, or if I should shrink or stir I could hardly escape the lecapltation. the At that moment my insane despair and left me. 1 saw how precious life ic. tion 1 became possessed with a tierce de- who sire to live; to live even if abandoned and by all the world, if bereft o f every tn*»g • ou; r to* >Mt. jjunk-suuuVtlkiQnuua the sweet air of Heaven. A rearful is conviction forced itself upon nA that. him, the swordsman's daring experiment 1 would prove my death. Only the dread „of being branded a coward pre- the vented me from crying out, from J. springing up and declaring he should the not proceed. The effort to remain j motionless was a frightful strain i upon my nerves. Never shall I for- « get the ordeal. said, A few seconds passed. They seemed ; ciEar an eternity to me. Then, I felt a au(i thin, cold line touch my neck-there was a tunjult of cheers. ^ away The swordsman put his hand upon ed my shoulder and bade me rise. 1 did e( i so mechanically. I could hardly see, 'aid but I was dimly conscious that a but crowd of excited people were calling " and stamping and waving bandana good handkerchiefs. Half-dazed I followed a the senor behind the curtain. My pricM neck was wet I put up my hand ex pectlng to find blood. I was sure It brand must be cut, so plainly had 1 felt the k " bl f' e m . . .. Isay: No, the moisture was but the the8e clammy sweat caused by the mental anguish through which X had passed. | U9U A cracked mirror in the dross,ng- j If room assured me there was not even : a scratch. An attendant poured £x somethlng from a flask aud handed It to me in a small glass. I I drank It down. It was a strange slyly liquor, but It revived the palsied : pulses of my heart. The senor put a f 0 »20 gold piece into my hand. My tm- ! pulse was to toss it hack to him. I S had not thought of the paltry bribe Buflalo when I agreed to help him, and I would not go through the experieuce again for a thousand such. far! "P starting up. "Ah, very good!" he exclaimed with a bow of thanks and an insinuating smile. your man, pard!" I cried "I will call you up when I come out." The show began. It was u sort of country circus, dime museum and Buffalo Bill performance on a small scale. I waited the advent of the swords man with the utmost ir^oerturbabllity. At last he appeared aCl summoned when the up!" up a im' its had for waa and of and 1 the my I of of to a more trace been a I second thought, however, I pocketed lo the coin. Cope, I got back to the tavern. Having what reached ray room, I fell on my knees, severe as I had been wont to do in child hood and early youth. "My God,"l| I cried, "how wicked I have been to after think of lightly casting away the the priceless boon of existence which Thou do^t grant me!" 1 got I prayed as I had not prayed in chair years. j held Then I flung myself upon the bed trick and sank into a deep sleep. Tho out, draught which the senor had ordered one for me must have contained a sedative, ! I for 1 did not awake till lato in the morning. | In I sprang up with a new energy, supposed Had I not youth and strength and when the world before me? All day I talking strove to devise a plan for going on was to the mines. The landlord was ob- far as sequious again. 1 had the where- ward, with to pay for my entertainment, prevent and the fame of mv exploit had made * ît^eemed the awordsman seldom 1 ^1» actually performed that last feat, I since only at rare Intervals could bè | h , er found a dare-devil like myself willing ? f to run' the risk of being beheaded, i £™ ad Ihejstory of the insubordinate assist- , cov , exists On ant was a fiction. The morning following that which I I bad rashly determined should be my ' au '* a and have And to thin]J^H^H||| away with myself was at band! How ofteinN so. A man blows bis brains at the hour which brings the turn fortune's tide.—Free Press. snap-shots AT ''chosts.'* PlOtl • of Indiana In the Weird Dane« They Affe Among the latest work of the Bu reau of Ethnology which is being pre pared for the Chicago exhibition Is set of six large transparencies, en larged from kodak pictures of the ghost dance. There have been many accounts the dance given ol late in the papers, and some spirited illustrations, said to have been taken from life, but can be safely said that they are all the work of a that these pictures vivid Imagination, and the only ones that have yet been taken from life. They are the work of Mr. James Mooney, of the bureau, who has for two years past made a careful study of the dance in all its phases, and has seen it enacted a hundred times or more, says the Washington Post. The ghost dance is a purely llgious performance, aud being par ticularly secretive !u all matters con net ted with his religious beliefs and observances, the Indian was natural ly loath to admit outsiders to a view of this importai + . ceremony, tout by discreet and diplomatic approaches this opposition was overcome, and the result is an invaluable collection of snap-shot negatives, taken directly in the dance circle, with hundreds of Indians in all stages of dress and un dress leaping and shouting around. Some of the pictures show the dancers in the state of mesmeric catalepsy into which they are thrown by the nervous excitement of the dance. Both the messiah himself and two of the dauce leaders, Sitting Bull (Arapahoe) and Cedar Tree, arc expert hypnotizers, and five minutes' work with a black handkerchief or an eagle's feather can throw almost any of their followers into a trance, lea v Inff them standing motionless, with arms outstretched, for half an hour at a time, until they fall unconscious, Others of the transparencies show the dancers in the state of collapse that follows their exertions, and others again illustrate the attitudes of prayer and supplication. The pictures are altogether a most anique collection. With them will be sent to Chicago many life-sized casts °* the J Qdl ans In costumes and va rious utensils and ornaments con nected with the ghost-dance cere mony. There is in the possession ol the bureau an original letter from the messiah, explaining the method« and object of the dance to a delega tion of Arapahoes and Cheyennes, who carried back the information! and spread the dance among all the prairie tribes. ■fciià2ver, j n-; uiesXfTCTIT'Or «nrjï is called by the whites who /know I him, is a full-blooded Piutè and speaks no English. The credit ol preparing the transparencies from the kodak negatives belongs to Mr. J. K. Hillers, the photographer of the bureau. _ ci^ar Buyer«. « Give me three ^ cigars," he said, throwing down a dollar. Th< ciEar handed out three ni»*™ au(i cen . c h . n „„ whioh*th« customer pocketed and *then walked away "How did vou know he want. ed three-for-a-quarter cigars?" Fast e( i "Why "answered the dealer -h. 'aid good cigära didn't he»" "Ye, but those are not the best you have " " Courau not but fellows always say good cigars when they want three for a Quar t» r Tf thev hiirhe^ pricM cigars they walk un to the ^uMnd caU outThe naS.e1f Sî brand or the price they want to pay, everybody can hear them. They'll Isay: 'Some of your perfectos,'or'Are the8e Garcias fresh?' or 'Your best imported brand ' or 'Throe nf m. U9U ^ klnd , or something like that If they w „ . " , h , v quletly^and tan the case (Tver'thri £x confaiufa g the kin? they wanJ without sa? ng a word andVthei wint™w„ ?ers or stoZ ih"y come in slyly when there's no ore else around "hen a felïow waSte n afa thret 0 r-a-quarter he lust stein ud and coodones^^nd every ' S mau kno^ what he means " Buflalo ExnreL P s . i 1 M hat Ailed Him. lo the reminiscences of Mr. G. W. Cope, the painter, the author relates what seemed at the time a pretty severe ill-turn which overtook him suddenly in Florence. I was sitting at a table reading after supper, when I observed that the pendent lamp-tweezers and ex- \ tingulsher were vibrating. Presently got sleepy, and then all at once my chair was drawn from under me. I held fast to the table, and thinking a trick had been played on me, I called out, 'Boxall, that's uot fair;" but uo was in tho room. I felt giddy; I must he 111; and 1 struggled to bed without undressing, the morning I was quite well, and supposed that I had been faint; but when I got out I found every one talking about the earthquake. It a severe shock, and was felt as as Rome. Many houses fell for- to ward, and had to be propped up to prevent their falling into the street, ___ ^1» not surprising that Eugland Da «disinclination to arbitrate er differences with the government Venezuela. It requires a very ad ® n ?„. c t ha "^ lb!la h 8tJte3, " Bn of , cov f r ^at any such go\erument exists Just at present * '* lbe fruit be Miter. » im» smell very swiet a few drowned ful wav for aid. of the flood too, have beei^ff^^Rfp stances of genuine heroism stand out as a welcome relief to thr usual somber hues of life. Among the strangers recently lo* cated in the locality Just above St. Louis was a man from Iowa. He had settled In a little cabin near the river, and knowing no one, was unaware of his danger till he found himself in the center of a sheet of water five mlle9 wide and rapidly rising. Unable to escaoe, he was step by step driven with his few effects to the flat roof of his cabin, and prepared his frugal meals there for two days, who lives to save him, and succeeded m bringing him safe to dry land. Other similar cases have occurred, In striking contrast with those nu merous Instauces where the possess ors of small boats and skiffs have compelled unhappy wretches to give them almost their entire possessions for merely passage to land. A pathetic and mysterious Inci dent occurred In a southern suburb uf'-St. Louis, known as "Happy Hol "fow, " r vvh^r.e poy^rAy- and «fa n to ra «- ' ally reign, which embodied In itself very evidently the elements of an in teresting romance. Happy Hollow side of the street or alley or creek (river Du Peres,) doesn't know Happy Hollo w on the other 6ide, and doesn't desire to. The poverty und misery, and usually thecrime, of each individual, is surly' and desire» companlouship. Hence when a gray haired gentleman and young giil moved Into the neighborhood and took a little shanty down on the levee, no one asked any questions for cared anything about them. attention except Their Dane« Bu pre Is a en the of said it all and ones James for study and times par con and view by and 00 of un the the arc an They attracted any f° r their neat appearance, v- clothes were clean, in-spite of their manifest poverty, as were also their hands and faces. After Happy Hoi low recovered from Its shock of prise at this phenomenal cleanliness, It went Its way without another and thought of the strangers. The new residentsof Happy Hollow had not been there] long w]m fl <x> d came. By the end day they are cut off from escape on the third their little shanty va- swaying to and ftp. The few rough spectators who edred enough to note their distress wero^.udifferent. Oue ol or tw» -who had boats called over and asked how much money he had,,and when the old man shook his head sadly, they turned off with a laugh and went to the nearest saloon. Oneman.lessbrutalthantheoth ers, sprang into a skiff and started ■fciià2ver, but he was drunk ^and, cmfe rrrc" 4«-^— vtrctrtr—tvvttre ' — I bottom iJke a lump >of lead. The righted itself and floated along ol tbe water, and the old the only chance for escape drifting away. Springing into the muddy, of seething waters he succeeded by most superhuman efforts in reach^B] the little boat only to find that oars had lost out. Just as hlH became aware of this fact, h» turned" aiu ^ saw the little shanty, washed from Its foundations, come drifting down the resistless stream, while the y0 " n * * trl 8t0 ? d , ln the doorway, Castings look of regret'behind him ' he 8 P ran * from hls b 0 " 1 . whlch was a haven of safety, Into the water once more ' and «*WhS »be edge of I " bis shanty as it came past. Climbing Into the ricketty doorway, he had Juat claaped h , ls ""P»" 1 » 0 In his arms when a pile of driftwood struck the little building, tore it to pieces » child's play-house, and the ? ujdd )'' roar ' n K waters swallowed up forever two human lives. , A reporter for a morning paper found amon * the debrls »"bed »shore next day several books with other things from the little shanty. Among them were ''Histoire de la Pocsio provençale,'' by Faurlel, Kant ' a "Kritik dir Keinen Ver nunft ." and well-thumbed copies of flomor and Shakspeare. Each work was in its original tongue, and had evidently been read before. The name of the owner on the fly-leaves ' or '""«r cover had been carefully cut out, and the secret of their lives, If there was one, w as hurl ed with t. h ^ owners in the a Two men him, finally risked their own i 1 no •u man saw waters of tl at Mississi The terms employed by of one nation as the choic In their vocabulary of endearment are often employed for quite the opposite purpose by other peoples. One of the. roost famailiar and most coveted V \ phrases of endearment among the ' French, for instance, is "my little pig," and "my little puppy dog," is also much appreciated, When a French husband calls his < wife "a cat," she does not fly into a f passion of resentment, as an English! speaking wife might do in the samel circumstances, but takes It as a gen-J tie compliment. On the othor hand, If he were tol call her a "duck," she would be very much offended. Not long ago, In Germany, letter» written by the late Count von Moltke to his betrothed were published. In these the great soldier frequently railed tho lady "my little kernel of :offee " Da ™ S at' autll0 ' ri tytliat, nvfewof thewriu" character and profaselon. ''mv little "am 0 f ^wdcr®T"mv lltUe lumn of le id" would have bemi more ao nyouriate ^ * ^ Queer Pet Kmt A man with the big head is always a »Uwuger to himself.