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If t4ir had been a christening that iSnd. now it was toward Ibe parents of the child sat ,A "Iflf tbeir guest* in a spacious hall— among th«in the grandmother of the -^hlM?# father. The others were all sienr relative* young and old, lrat the «rendmother wis a generation older ha* the oldest The babe had been •christened Barbara after her. But .:«&• had also teceired a finer name, for Barbara alone founded altogether too tor the pretty little *hlng. Nevertheless, she waa to be -called by this name. So both parents •decreed, In spite of all the objections 'Which their friends brought against It allot £he old grandmother never sus .pcctod that the utility of her long •cherished name had been brought into question. The clergy man,after discharging his -offlcc to .the family circle, had gone his 'WV a. shwrt time before, and now all dearly loved and oft-repeated Mmwete brought forth and retold, «wngh not by any means for the last ''time. First ^f all, the delightful and ®J®ny stories of childhood were told. When no one else knew them, toe grandmother could repeat them. Her "*u childish days lay so many years the past that any one who could l»ve told them, save she herself, must Indeed have far exceeded the age of allotted to man. Amid such conversa-: tkm the twilight had come on. The Imll fronted the west and a red light streamed through the window upon "the plaster roses of the stucco work -which adorned the wall. Then it too, Culed. From the distance a dull, mo notonous murmur made itself audible iu the stillness. Some of the guests .listened. "Tiiat is the sea," said the young •wife. "Yes," said the grandmother, "I have her. id it often. It has been so these jnsqy years." TThen no one spoke again. In the 1' -astnae court outside before the window *tood a tall linden, and one could hear the sparrows settling in their nests among the branches. The host had taken the hand of his wife, who sat by Ms side, and his eyes were directed to ward the intricate antique stucco ceil Igg. "What are you thinking of?" asked the grandmother. "The ceiling Is cracked," he said. TThe cornice is settling, too. The hall is getting old. We must rebuild it" "The hall is not so very old," an swered she. "I remember when it was •built" "Built? What was here formerly?' ""FormeHy?" repeated -the grand mother. Then she waa silent for a shoTt time, and sat there like a lifeless ^srfatoe. Her glance was turned toward the past, her thoughts were with the -shadows of things 'whose substance ms no moKi mtben. Your grairtW^frr:Snd'I used to talk about It The hall door dBd not lead at that tlme into wing «f the house, but out of the house into A' a small flower garden. It is no longer tte same door, however. The old one tad glass panes, and one. couin lode throngk( them down Into the garden as -one came in at the front door. garden lay three steps down/ The The steps were provided on both sides with gay Chinese balusters. Between the beds, with their low borders of box, •tan a broad walk strewn $rith white: shells, leading to a linden arbor, in tfront of which from two cherry trees lumg a swing. On both sides of the -arbor were apricot trees carefully hung against the high garden walls. Here fa summer at the noon hour your great grandfather could be seen regularly wafting up and down trimming F.reftel «owslips and Dutch tulips in their^T"" tying them with hemp to little.** -sticks. He was an exact and man, and his black eyebrows te powdered hair gave blrafli very inguished appearance. Veil, it was an August afternoon a your grandfather came down the 'little garden steps. But at that time 1m was far from being your grand rffaiher. I can see him now with my -old eyes, as with light tread he went -op to your great-grandfather. Then le tooki^letter out of a neat embroid ered pockfeCbook and handed it with a jpraccful bow.-SHe was' a young man with gentle, klodjlyeyes. and the black flag wig set off wdi his glowing cheeks and pearl-gray doth coat. When your ^-grandfather had read the letter, lie nodded and shook the young man 1y the hand. He must have been well disponed toward him, for he seldom did that Then, he was called into the bouse, and your grandfather walked •down the garden. "In the swing in front of the arbor, «at an eight-year-old girl. She had a picture book In her lap, which she vtas reading Industriously, YTlie bright golden curls bung down ovW..the hot little face on which the scorching sun was shining. 'What is your name' asked the joong man. "8he shook the hair back and said -Barbara.' '"Take care, Barbara, your curls will gnelt In the sun.' •The little one passed her hand over -the hot hair. The yoang man smiled, 4Hd It was a very gentle smile. 'There 4 vg'is no need,' he said. 'Come, let us have swing.' f*Bteinaped out 'Wait I must first up my book.' Then she laid it in arbor. When she returned he wanted to lift her In. 'No,' she said, 'I -«an get In alone.* Then she seated her -mcU on the narrow swingboard and cried, 'Goonf and your grandfather •pushed the swing until Us cue danced «ow. to the right now to the left, •ems his sbooidera. The swing with tbs little msld went up and down in the sunshine, the bright! curls blew flree from her. temples, and yet it never went high enough for her. But when the swlng flew amofcg the rustling lln bougbs, the birds flew out of the on both Mlts so that the over apricots plumped down upon the it was that? he said, stopping laughed that he should hare 'j 'i aSkod such a thing. That was tbs thrush,' she said. 'He is not usually so mucb afraid.' "He lifted her out of the swing, and •he went to the trellis. There lay tho dark-yellow fruit and the foliage. 'Your thrush has given you a treat,' ae said. ''She shook her '.ead and laid a beautiful apricot in his liund. 'You'— she said, softly. "Now your great-grandfather came back to the garden gain. Tnke care.' said he. Tou will »u-t easily get rid of her.' Then he spoke of business mat tersv and both went Into the 'aouse. "In the evening little Barbara was allowed to sit at the table with them. The kind young man had asked for her. Things were not quite as she could have wished. The guest sat at the table betfde her father but she was only a little girl as yet and had to sit down at the foot, next the young est clerk, and that is why she finished her supper too soon. Then she rose and stole to her father's chair, but he was talking so earnestly with the young man over premiums and dis counts that the latter had no eyes for the little Barbara. Yes, yes, it is eighty years ago. But the old grand mother remembers well how Impatient little Barbara grew at that, and was not to be propitiated by her good fath er. The clock struck 10, and now she had to say good night When she on me to your grandfather he asked her, 'Shall we 'swing again to-morrowV and Barbara was quite happy once more. 'He makes a fool of himself over children,' said your great-grand father, but in reality, lie was himself unreasonably fond of his little girl. 'The next day, toward evening, the young man went away. 'Then eight years passed. In the wmter time little Barbara would often stand by her glass dobr and breathe on the frosted panes. Then she would look out through the peep-hole down into the snowy garden and think of the beautiful summer time, of the danc ing leaves and warm sunshine, and the thrush which always made its nest in the trellis, and how once the ripe apri cots were shaken dowii upon the ground, and flicn of one particular summer day of which she always thought when she thought of summer at all. So the yeftrs went by. Little Barbara was now twice as old—in fact. She was no longer little Barbara—but that one summer day was always a bright spot in her memory. Then at he came again." "Who?" asked her grandson, smiling. "The summer day?" "Yes," said the grandmother. "He was a veritable summer day." 'And then?" "Then there was a betrothal, and lit tle Barbara became your grandmoth er,«who now sits among you, telling old tales. But it had not yet gone, quite so far as that. First there was a wed ding, and then your grandfather had his hall built. With the garden and the flowers all was now indeed over. But he had no longer need of them. He soon had living flowers to enliven his noon hours. When the hall was finished the wedding came off there. It was a merry wedding, and the guests talked about it long afterward. You who sit here, you were not present then, it is true, but your fathers and, grandfathers, your mothers and proml jnctfkers were, many of them, and they were people who could put in their word. These were quiet, modest days. We did not seek to know more than t^Je kings and their ministers, and he who thrust his nose into polities was called by us a 'state tinker,' and if he were a shoemaker we gave his neigh bors our boots to mend. The servant maids were all named Trine and Stine, and every one wore a dress which suited his position. Now you even wear mustaches, like young squires or cavaliers. What would you have, pray? Do you all want to rule, too? "Yes, grandmother," said the host. "And the nobility and the high gen try, who were born for that, what is to become of them?" "Oh, nobility!" said the young moth er, looking up into her husband's face, with proud, loving eyes. He smiled and said,' "Abolished, graudmotlier. or we shall all be Imr «wA. all Gennany, man and uouse. I See no other alternative.*' The grandmother made no response to this. She only said: lAt my wed ding there was no talk ab)nt state his tory. The conversation went on its even gait and we were jiwt as liaopy as you, in your new-faniled compa nies. At table amusing liddles were propounded end doggerfelsi composed. At dessert we sang, 'Youij healtii, my good neighbor, till empty the glass,' and all the other pretty songs that are now forgotten. Your grandfather's clear, fenor voice was always to be distinguished. People wer$ more po lite to each other in those times. Dig puting and clamor were regarded as very unseemly lu a fine company. Now everything has come to ediffer ent but your grandfather was a gen tle, peaceable man. It is so long since he left this world. Ke went en before me. It is time that I.ftllowed him." The grandmother was silent a mo ment. No one spoke—only she felt her bands seized. Every one wanted t» hold them. A peaceful smile flitted over the dear old face. Then she looited up at her grindson and said: "Here in this hall stood also his c-ollin. You were at that tUne oiOy six rears old, \-ur,d stood by the coffin weeping. Your father was an austere, undemon stratlve mpn. 'Don't cry, little one,' he said, and lifted *ou upon ills arm. 'See, this Is the wiy an honest man looks when he is dead,' and then secretly brushed awa£ the tears from his own face. He hail always a great vereration for your grandfather. Now they are passed ove-, and to-day I have now stood as god-mrftlier to my great grandchild, and you ^ave gl»en her the name of your old ternnduiother. May the good God suffer her to arrive as happily and peacefully at my age!" The young mother fell upon her km es before the grndmotber and kiss ed her soft handH. The grandson said: "Grandmother, we will tear down the old hall entirely and lay out a (lower garden again. Little Barbara is: here, too, once more. The ladles say. she is your exact im age. She shall sit ace In in the swintr. and the sun shnll bliine upon her gold en. childish curls:'' Perhaps then, some summer afternoon, the grandfather, too, will coine again down the little Chinese stair. Perhaps—" The grandmother smiled. "You area dreamer,'' said. she. "Your grandfa ther was one, too."—rFroni the German for Short Stories. I v'1! i£ mk re The pursuit and .turOf thfif men who raided the First tattonal baAk at Northfield, Uipn., in, September, 1878, resulted In mpiny thH llnf advitntures. The party as It escapi from to#n In cluded Frank and Je ne James, Cole, Jim and Bob Ybung tr, and Charley Pitts. Leaving Northfield, the crowd took nearly a due west cow M, keeping near' the timber all the tli le, and Ifi it as much as possible. A few mile* out/ they rode into afield here a man was plowing, and uncerei onlously "bor rowed" one of his, liirses for Bob Younger, as up to tt time he and Cole had ridden the sai ie horse. A colq drlssllng rain set in tl day after the raid, and continued irly every day tor two weeks. Durin: this time tM robbers had no shelte: and no jieavy clothing, and it is wonlerful how asy human being could endire the exposure they did, some of tkem seriously wounded as they were. It simply shows the desperate fighl one will make tor life. They would occasionally call at some out of the way kouse and buy or beg fodd. They subsisted chiefly on green corn, taken from mlds along the way, which they partiallM roasted. For a change they had a watermelon or a chicken, as the refuse inlthelr several camping places Indicatedl The whole country turned out to clnse the ban dits, and several times tkelr pursuers came in sight of them, whin shots were exchanged. At one of tqslr camping places, so near to being taken were they that their horses were abandoned and left tied to trees. Not fsr from Mankato a farmer (one Dunning) fell into their hands, snd told them where they were, and how to reach points inquired for. They threatened to kill Dunning, but -finally released him, on his promise to "keep mum." A fresh impstus wss given *to the chase upon discovering that the flee ing party had* recently crossed the rail road bridge at Mankato. Here the gang separated, the two Jameses bear ing off south, while the three Youngers and Pitts kept on their westerly course. The James brothers stole two horses from a pasture and mounted on them (having bags of hay for sSddles and ropes for bridles) were riding along an unfrequented road in the woods when a boy out hunting for them with a shot gun spied his game. Not Ming oin a ptofesslQiial visit, and afteir clhg him dress Frank's wound, him to exchange clothes or at lsast tot* hia clothes and left hta a HW garments they had worn, ,Keep ihg on south the James boys reached their old haunts In MlssouMj whsM they itad protection Jesse lived tfl Kansas City for a year or two pirkir to the spring of 1888, when lie removed to St Joseph, where he was shot and killed in April ot that year by Bob Ford, one of his own kind. It Is said Ford received from this Missouri au thorities Immunity from crimes he had committed for putting Jesse out of the way. Frank was arrested In Jackson county, Missouri, on some sHght charge, but on his: promise! to behave himself and leave Missouri, Was per mitted to go "scott "A SHORT, SHARP CONFLICT BNSUBD AND THE SHERIFF AND PARTY seen by the robbers the boy stepped behind a tree till they pssssd him, and he was sure they were not innocent men, when he biased away with both barrels, the charge taking effect In Frank ,James' left thigh. Inflicting a painful wound. Not knowing how many were in pur suit ths bandits lashed their horses to a run and escaped. On the prairie north of Sioux City When near Madelia, Watonwan county, Minn., a Swede boy saw the escaping robbers, and riding into town reported the fact to the citizens, who turned out en masse to effect the capture. After some skirmishing the pursued were corralled in a dense plum thicket at a bend of a river. They were sur rounded on all sides, but made a des perate fight Shots were poured in upon them from all directions, but they would not come out Finally the sher iff of the county, a brave little Irish man named Qillesple, called for volun teers to go Into the thicket with him and bring the robbers out Six men stepped from thfe crowd, who, with the sheriff, formed a line abreast and marched into the thicket, while the crowd breathlessly awaited the result. A short, sharp conflict ensued, and the sheriff and party were victors, Cole Younger, the only one standing, threw up his hands snd ssld: "Don,'t shoot agin We surrender we're all shot to pieces." Pitts was dead, while Jim and Bob Younger were each seri ously Grounded in several places and unabls to srise,. and Cole, had recsived no less thsn eight wound* A ball from pne of the robber's rsvolvsrs grased ths shsrlfTs wrist, and another hit a the Jsmes brothers captured a doctor, briarwood pipe In ths vest pooket of snd now she ySliliiliS m. muNKM* our acquaintance. On their Joujlhey the Youngers and Pitts saw a party of chicken hunters, with teams, and proceeded toward them with the intention of appropriat ing the horses. The hunters, divining their purpose, hsstlly exchanged the cartridges In their guns containing chicken shot for some containing buck shot and stood off the Intruders by sending a few volleys toward them. i8igjMSME DA tat freie." He went to Dallas, Tex., where he wss employed for a Short time In a' clothing store, but honest toll did not sgree with him and he soon abandoned It to devote his time to horse racing and gambling. I saw him in no effort to Dallius in 1898, but made^ renew i:r ...ma'! :, u':K .... "Hf -Mk 'f S-' ... shirUfi" fifty, glancing Mkei (mlr it time of his capture/quoted Byron and Shakespeare, an| /i|Ud fwUIe he had lived in the and thought he was Ciii^ilfiir^ trlth wari *esM«r,r' Mlnnesota wso the bottost ollmato he ever struck. He compli mented the citisMtt ot. Northfield and the sheriff and pariqr on thSlfc bravery, s^d he had no use tor detectives •nd policemen. Pitts' body was taken to St Paul and turned over to Dr. Murphy, who now has his bones. I went to St Paul is ldsntlfy Pitts as the one who shot ms while I was defending the bank's property. While viewing the re mains Dr, Murphy asked me If I would like the "linger that pulled the trigger as a keep sake." If I did he would "but it off and flx It up for me." I declined the kind offer, thlnkfng 1 would remember the incident without such a memrato. The Youngers were taken to ftlce county and placed-in the county Jail at Faribault to awit the action of the grand jury. They were charged with murder shd speedily indicted. At that time the penat laws ot Minnesota were such that if one charged with a capital crime, plead guilty, t&s severest pen alty was imprisonmeiit for life. If the plea wss (The law has: slqce been changed In this respect) libs murderers took' advantage of the few, and .to save their necks (very &kefy with the hope of future pardon or escape), plead guilty and were Mutencea to the penitentiary at Stillwater for ltfe. Bob Younger died there a £ew years ago. Several efforts have been made secure the pikrdeu up to this time state has csred to MM "hot guHty,"" Shd convi^tfon followed, the death sentence might be pronounced by the oi&ctstlBg lodge. of the Younger?* but no governor of the assume so grave responsibility stich action would in* sure his political death. There was the usual sentimentality and slobbering op the part of Weak mlnded women over these criminals. Bouquets of flowers were presented to the prisoners, and their signatures Ucited for autograph albums. aGreaterKvU. "Updike," said Fosdlck, who had ah swered the' telephone Hngi "here's: messsgs saythg that yotir house li burning down." ^... "Thank heavei«!" replied Updikefsr vently. .V^ "What^makM you say that? Is it insured for seve il tliiiee Its value?' Oh, no but ly wlfe hss cards out for a pink tsa li to-morrow havs It"—J' W 'ism S Beraardftuw. ThMusr' Mrs. Herman Dsvls or New Yoib Is the flrst vtomaB to ride a bicycle through the gte^t St Bernard Pun Sheand her busbaat irimls aprofes •or of astronomy Ini Celunftila ooUege, traveled 2,000 miles M» their wheels in Europe during their nhuner ontlnsi tnsitlng about slxty-flve nillea each day, Wbeu She dismounted) at this hlstorto liosplce of St Bernas^ this young priest who. welcomed them exclaimed: "A woman! 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