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THE AftGUS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1895.
AuriOR or " v.Z aw in - trjGLrlTiLfAAH.or rfty.icci'. ee. GPVftiGHT 189 BY CASSEIIPuBLiSMihC' C. All RlClIT ESCKVEf CTJAI'TEIt XXIII. Tho li'jrlh null i.f thnchnrvh fit Tnfnn Eucl H utily four, pacr from tho house, tho c.'iurili st:.iilm;; r.-uliiii tho iiinr.t. Isolat ed ns tho harrt'd liuildinp, thcroforo, Is irom tiio outer world by tho wiilo spnad Ing cliaso and closo mascd with the lio.ncstcad, Sir Anthony hod sonio exenc for consider) iir it m much a part of hi dcfi-aiiu ua tho miller tho smithy. In wordi li:t would havo Iwcu willing to admit- n ll:;tiiirtiun..liit l:i thought I fancy ho lu.r.-al it with tho rest of bUposscs- l.iG'li. It w.t rr!t!: a lorveTlnir oyo that on this Sunday unrnliyi ho witched from .his room ov-r X hi' ;:nteway the unusual Ktrram t people m::!.iii for thp church. I'cr- h.-iiico lie had iu I.U tnind other Sundays Sundays when ho had walki-il ,out at this hour, liUit c:f heart nml kind of rye, with hid stall in liU Est, m.d bis glove diuiKliriL', and liia tb.'j at 1)13 heels, nnd, frc-o from can-, had taken jileasurn in r-nch Ixiiihct di(Ti;d nnd each old wife's "(iod Mess yc, Sir Anthonyl" Well, thnau days weru k-iuo. Now tho rain dripped from tho caves for a tiiuw ht.d come i:i tho nidht and tho bulla that could on occn hloii rilitf to chrerily Hounded sad nnd forlorn. 2 lit daughter, when shu came, according to cu.,to:i, hrin-ins Ids groat burvica book, could scaretly look him in tho face. I know not whitln r oven ibeu hi 4 resolution to duro all miht not at Bound of u word from her or fit Kiidit ol her face liavo melted liko yesterday's ice, but iK'foru tho word could bj Hpokcu, 01 tho ryes me.t another step rang on the stono rtaircaso, and UroUier Ferdinand entered. , "They nro here!" lio snid In n low voice. "fix of theni, Anthony, and sturdy fel lows, us till C'lopton's turn tire. If you d2 not think your people will stand by you" Tho Unl-iiit iired at this ssfwstion. "Wiiat," 1m limt tint, turning from tin window, '-if (.'liiuiio men camt-it meet (,'lopto:i man, tho times nro indeed gone jnad! Make way and let mo come! Though tho mas be never Said a-'ain in Colon hureh, it idiall bo said today!" And he hWero n irr.-at oalh. Ho i.trosio down t!io 6tairs and under tin patcway, wlieio v.-ero arranged, according to tho custom of ti:o I-.oiiko 0:1 wet days, all tho tLrvants, with liuidvviii nnd JIai-tiii Luther at ihoir head. Tho l.ui,;li btulked thro:i;;:i them with a gloomy brow. His brother followed him, u faint si.:ilo flick rl.iff about tho corners of his mouth. Then camo Ferdinand' wifo and IVtru nUla, tho latter villi her hood drawn clusc about her face; Ar.ije, with Ijer chin iu the air and her eyes a;;Iow. "h is not a bit of n bu.-dlu v.iil seao her!" Ual,Kin mut tered r. t Uo fell in behind her and eyed hot bnek with no jirent fuvur. "So, (' l.)ii as it docs not touch tor," Martin replied in a cynical whisper. "She is well mated well mated and ill fated! Ha, ha!" "Pilcnrc, fool!" prowled l.U companion nnprily. "Is this n timu for nntics:'" "Aye, it is!" Martin retorted Kvviftly, thou'li wlt!thc Kamccnution, "for, when vis men turirfaols, fools nro put to H to net up to tliiir profession! You sec, hroth-c-rf " And ho deliberately cut a caper. His eyes wero i;lUteuiiii, nnd tho nerves on ono side of bis face twitched nddly. .Bald win l.ioUeil at him and muttered that Mar tin was (Tiiinj; to havo ono of his mad tits. What hud (irowli on tho fool of late? Tho knight reached tlio cliureh porch nnd pass'd through tho crowd which awaited him there. Save for its unusual hio and Kumo Ntranu (aces to bo seen on its (skirts, thero was no indication of trou ble. Ho walked, tapping his Rtiek on tho pavement a little iwiru loudly than usual, to Ins plao in tho frontpew. Thu house liohl, t'.ui villagers, tho MraiiKcrs, pressid lti b"l)i:id him until every Mat was tilled. Kveti tho tal.Io luonument of Sir l'irr t'ltidde, which stood lengthwise in t!m nf.'lt, wns celled tipon. and if tho two sim ilar monuments which Flood to rijjht and left Ix'Iimr tho rhauvel steps had nut been under tho knight's eyes they, too, would havo been invaded. Vet all was dmu de cently mid in order, with a clattering of rustic b;.;.ts Indeed, but n sera:nl.li:i(; or ill wurju. Tho Cloptou men v.-ero thero. Ila'.dwin h:ul marked tlioai well, nnd so had a dozen stout f Hows, sons of Sir An thony's tenants. Hut they Itchnved dis creetly, nnd umhPvuch a Mlcnou as Father Cnn y never remem In-red to havo faced ho brpnn tin: Konmn cerviee. ' Tho l).teinlM-r li;;!;t fi ll faintly through the east window ou ll:o father at bis min istrations, on his email acolyte.-, on tho hn,r OuiIAo bra'scs U'biro tho ultar. I: lell cveiywiure on ojray dusty walls but tri ssed by grr.y tombs which Kit but u narrow spaut' in the middle of the chancel. Tho marble crusader to tho left matched tho canopied Ivd of Sir Anthony's parents on the rigid, tho ahlvss' tomb in the next vow faced tho plainer monument of Sir Anthony's wife, a vacant placo by her t-ido await inj Ida own nigy, and thero w. re. olliers. 1 uo chancel was so small i;a--, tho church, too dj small and old and iir.ij una FoMil and thu tombs wero so niasMvo that they ijbov.-ed ono another. Tho very dust which roso ns men stirred was the dust of Vluddes. fr:ir Anthony 's brow rolaxcd. Ho listened gravely und tadly. A ml theu liio huerruptioa came. "1 proteii! u roaU voieu i:i rear of tho d-owd t-.ii-u i e..'.uen!y, ringing harshly and straaiji !y ubovo tho lather's accents nud the tolemu hush. I pretest agaiust this sorviej!" A thrill of uto:,ihuicut ran through mo cro-.vu, nnu a:i roso. Kvery man in tho cuurcu luraeu iouuu, Mr Anthony among too first, end looked in tho direction cf tho voico. Then it was s.vii that tho Clopton men had la::s;id t'.i iii.-t'.vesalKJUt tho dm:r in the otltu-.Vi-ss corner, a t trolly position, wheuce retreat was i-a?r.i lu iher Carey, after a juoiuemary glance, went en us if lie bad l,i.t l.t..rd, but his vuicvj fcliook. nr.d all blill waited witlr their Iae s turned toward tho west end. "I i rotcst dn tho ua::i3 cf tbuquron!" tho same man cried sharply, wLiio Lis lel lo.vs riiiscd a muraur co mat the priest's voice Avudrowned. Sir Anthony stepped into tho nislo, his face inil.-imc;! with ntigcr. The interrup tion taking pl.-ieo there. In that place, seemed to hiiu a double profanation.. "Who is that brawler?" ho said, tU RLActv" h!nH trcmblinj; on his staff, nnd all tho old dames trembled too. "Let hiiu stand out." Tho shrrifl's spokesman was so con cealed by his fellows that ho could not bo seen, but ho answered civilly unough. "I am no brawler," ho said. "I only require tho law to bo observed, nnd thr.t you know, sir. I nm hero on behalf of tho bheriir, and I warn all present that a con tinuation of this service will cxposo them to grievous pains and penalties. If you desire it, I will road tho royal order to provothat I do not speak without war rant." "JicKone, knave, you nnd your fellows!" fir Anthony cried. A loyal man in all else, and tho lafct to deny the queen's riijht jT title, ho had no reasonable answer to ..;ivo und could only bluster, "ticjjouo, do Jou hear?" lie rtjaatcd, and he lajij.i-; ids staff on tin p:ivc;:;ent, and then, rahdng it, pointed to the door. All Colon thought the men must po, but tho nu n, perhaps becnuro they wero t'lopton, did not pit. And Sir Anthony had not so completely lost I113 head as to proceed to extremities, except in tho lost resort. Afleeting to consider tho inclSont nt un end, ho stepped back Into his pew Without waiting to ceo whether tho mna obeyed h!ni or no and resumed Ids devo tions. Father Carey, j.t a nod from him, went on with the interrupted service. lUit again tho priest tad barely read a dozeti liucs before thosaiuo man made tho coiixrcKatiou start by crying loudly, "Stop:" 'Go on!" shouted Sir Anthony In u voico of thunder. "At your peril!" retorted tho intervener. "Go oa!" from Sir Anthony again. F.ithrr Car:-y Etood siletit, trcmblirif! nnd looking from one to the other. .Many a priest of his faith would havo ristn on tho storm, and in the spirit of liiUlchr.md hurled his cliuroh's curso nt tho intruder Hut tho father was not of these, nu-.l he hesitated, fumblins with his surplico wivli Ids feeble vyhlto hands. Hefer.reil asmu for his patron an f.)r himself, nnd it w:i on tho knight that his eyes linally resn-d Hut Sir Anthony's brow was bl.;. !:. II. got no comfort there. So tho fi.t'x : 'i-.' coura-;o and n l.mg breadth, tip.;: 1 !.i inoutli and rend on amid the hush i.:e;: pressed excitement and of such aii:r :.. .'.tealthy deliai.ee us surely Kngiish chure:. had never seen lx-foro. As ho read, luiv ever, bo gathered couraeo and .!s voiei strength. The solemn words, so r.nokrt. so familiar, fell oti tho stillness of tin church and awed even tho sheriff's men. To the surprise of nearly every one, there was no further interruption. Tho service ended quietly. So, after all, Sir Anthony had Lis way and stalked out, stiff nud unbending. Xor was thero nny fulling off, but rather an increase, iu tho respect with which his peoplo rose, according to custom, ns ho pasacd. Yet under that inereass of respect lay a something which cut the old man to thu heart. Ho saw that Ids dependents pitied him while they honored him; that they thought him a fool for running his head apuinst a stono wall ns Martin Lu ther put it cvon whilo they felt thut thero was something pram! in it too. During thu rest of tiio day ho went about his usual employments, but proba bly with little zest. Ho had douo what he had done without nny very clear idea how ho was coiii) to proceed. Itctwccn his loy alty in all else and bis treason in this it would not have been easy for a Solomon to choose a consistent path. And Sir An thony was no Solotuon. Ho choso at last to curry himself as if there were no dan-' per, U3 if tho thing which happened were unimportant. He ordered no change and took no pre cautions. Ho shut hisarsto tho whispering which went on among the servants nnd his eyes to tho watch which by some secret order cf Iluldwiu was kept upon tho Uid:cwny. It was something of a shock to him, therefore, when his daughter camo to him after breakfast next morning, looking pale nnd heavy eyed, and breaking through the respect which had hitherto kept her silent begged him to go away. "To go away?" he cried. Ho mso from his oak chair and glared other. Then hi3 feelings found their easiest vent in anger. "What do you mean, girl?" he blustered. "(ii away? Go where?" Hut shu did not qunlL Indeed she bad her ougiiestion rendy. "To tho Mere farm in the forest, sir," fiho answered earnestly. "They will not look for you there, onrt Martin says" "Martin? The fool!" His faco grew redder and redder. This was too much. Ho loved order and disci pline, and to bo udvisrd in such matters by a woman and a fool! It was intolcrale! "Go to, girl!" ho cried, fuming. "I wondered whero you had pot your tale so pat. So you end tho fool have been put ting your heads together? Go! Go and splu nnd lonvo theso mutters to men! Uo you think that my brother, after travel ing the world over, has not got a head on his shoulders? Do you think, if there wero danger, bo aDd 1 would not havo foreseen it?" Ho waved his hand and turned away ex pecting her to go, but l'etronilla did" not go. Sho hud something else to say, and though the task was painful sho was re solved to say it. "Father, ono word," 'she murmured. "About my tmcle." . Well, well? What nbout him?" "I distrust him, sir," she ventured In a low tone, htr color rising. "Tho servants do not like him. They fear hiiu and sus pect him of I know not what." "Tho servants!" Sir Anthony answered in an awful tone. Indeed it was not tho wisest thing she could have said, but the consequences were averted by a suduoa alarm and shouting outside. Half a dozen voices, shrill or 'threatening seemed to rise at once. The knight strode to tho window, but tho noiso appeared to come, not from the Chase upon which It looked, but from the courtyard or the rear of the house, fir Anthony caught up bis stick, and followed by the Girl ran down the steps. Uo pushed aside half a dozen women who had like wj been attracted by tho noise uud has tened through the narrow passago which led to tho wooden bridge In the ruarof the buildings. Here, in tbo close on the fartidq of tho moat, a strango scene was passing. A doz en Lorscmtn were grouped in tbo middle 4 H 1 1 3i "In heaven' 8 n.tmc, tin not carry the thing farther!' of the la Id aliout a couple of prisoners, whilo round tho gnto by which they had entered stood ns many stout men on foot, hcadk-d by Baldwin and armed with pikes and staves. These seemed to bo taunting the cavaliers and daring them tocomo on. On the wooilen bridge by which tho Knight stood were bnl f a dozen of the servants. u!so armed. Sir Anthony recog nized in the lending horseman Sir I'hilip Clopton, nnd in the prisoners Father Carey and one of the woodmen, and in amomor.t 'uo comprehended what had happened. Th'? sheriff, in the most unnoighbcrly manner, instead of challenging his front door, had stolen up to tho rear c the bouse, nnd without saying with your lonvo or by your lenvo hnd snnpi-d up tho poor priest, who happened tr be wandering in that direction. I'robably ho hnd intended to for co an entrance, but be had (aid aside thu plan when he saw his only retreat menaced by tho watchful Baldwin, who was not to be caught napping. The knight took all this in at a glance, and his gorge rose as much at tho I'll pton men's trick as at tho danir in which Father Carey ttcod. So ho lost his hoail and made mat ter.) worse. "Who nro these villains," ho cried iu a rage, l.is faroallamc, "who come attacUiny men's houses in time of peace? Begor.o, or I will have nt ye!" "Sir Authouy," Clopton cried, Inter ruptiii!? him, "in heaven's name, do not rarry tho thing fartbir! Givo me way in the queen's name, and I will" Wliut he would do was never known, for at thnt hist word, nway at tho house, behind Sir Anthony, there was a puff of mioke, and down went tho sheriff head long, horso nnd man, whilo tho report of an arquebus rang dully round the build ing. The knifht gazed, horrified, but the damage was dono and could not be iin ilom nay, more, tho Coton men took the sound for a signal. With a shout, before Sir Anthony could interfere, they mado a dash for tho group of horsemen. Tho lat ter, uncertain end tampered by ho fall of their lraitrr, who was not hit, but was stunned beyond giving orders, did the best they could. They let their prisoners go with a curse, uud then, raising Sir I'hilip and forming a rough lino, they charged toward tho gate by which they had entered. Tho footmen stood tho brunt gallantly, and for a moment tho sharp ringing of quarter staves nr.d tho shivcr:n; of steel told cf as pretty a combat rs ever took placo on level sward in full view of an Ki:glili home. Tho spectators could see Huldwiti tuiing wonders. His men backed him t:p bravely, but in tho end thu im petus of tho horsea told, thu footmen gavo way nnd fled aside, and tho strangers passed them. A litl'o more bkirmishing took placo at tho gateway, Sir Anthony's men bring d-af to nil his attempts to call them olT, and then the Clopton horso got clear, and shaking their lists und vowing vengeance rode off townrd tho forest They left two of their men cn tho Held, however, one with a broken arm and ono with a shattered kneecap, while tho lieu so party on their side, besides sundry knocks and bruis' S, could show nno deep sword cut, n broken wrist and half a dozen nasty wounds. "My pt,cr littlo girl!" Sir Anthony whispered to himself as ho gazed with scared eyes at the prostrata men and tho dead horsc3 and comprehended what had happened. "This 13 a hanging business! Inarms against tho queen! What anil U do?" And as ho went back to the honso in a kind of stupor ho muttered again: "My littlo girl! Mv poor litt'.o firl!" I fancy that In this terrible crisis ho looked to get support and comfort from his brother, that old campaigner who had seen so many vicissitudes aud knew by heart so many shifts. Hut Ferdinand, though ho thought the event unlucky, had littlo to say nnd less to suggest and seemed indeed to havo becomn on n sud den flaccid and lukewarm. Sir Anthony felt hims' K thrown on his own resources. "Who Cred tho shot?" Uo nsked, looking nbout tho room -inn dnzed fashion. '-It was that which did tho mischief," ho continued, forgetting his own hasty chal lenge "I think it mnst have been Martin Luther," Ferdinand nnswercd. Hut Martin Luther, when ho was ac cused, denied this stoutly. Ilu hnd been so far nlong tho Kidgeway, ho said, that, though ho had returned at once on hear ing th3 shot lired, he had arrived too Ints for the fight. The fool's stomach for a fight wn3 so well known that this seemed probable enough, and though some still suspected him the origin of tho unfortu nate signal was never clearly determined, though in after days shrewd guesses were inndo by sotno. For a few hours It seemed as if fir An thony had sunk into his former state of indecision. Hut when Pclronllla camo again to him soon after noon to beg him to go tuto hiding sho found his mood had altered. "(Jo to tho Mere farm?" he said, not angrily now, but firmly and quietly. "No, girl, I cannot. Ibavc been in fault, and I must stay and pay for it. If I left theso poor fellows to bear tho brunt, I cculd never held up tny head again. Hut do you go now and tell Baldwin to como to ma." Sbo went nnd told the stern, down lock ing steward, nnd ho camo up. "Haldjvin," said the knight when tho door was stint and the two were alone, "you are to dismiss to their homes all tho tenants who havo indeed bocn called out without my orders. Hid them go and keep the peace, end I hope they will not bo mo lested. For you aud Tatter Carey, you must go into hiding- The Mere farm will be best." "And what of yon. Sir Anthony?" the steward asked, amazed at this act of folly. "I shall remain here, " tho knight re plied, with dignity. 'You will bo taken," said Baldwin, after a pause.' "Very well," said the tnigbt The man shrugged his shoulder and was silent. "What do you mean?" asked Six An thony in cnger. Whjr. last that X cannot do it." Bald win answered, glowering nt him, with a Hush on his dark check. "That is what I mean. Let the priest go. I cannot go and will not." "Then yon will bo hanged!" quoth the knight warmly. "You havo been in arms against the queen, you fool! Vou will be bangod as sura as you stay here!" "Then I shall bo hanged," replied tho steward sullenly. "There never was a Cluddo hanged yet without one to keep him company. To hear of it would make my grandsiro turn in his grave out there. I daro not do it. Sir Anthony, and that is tho fact. Hut for tho rest I will do us you bid inc." i And ho had his way. Rut never had evening fallen more strangely and sadly at Coton before. Tho rain pattered drearily in tbo courtyard. The drawbridge, by Haldwin's order, had been pulled up, nnd tho planks over tho moat in tho rear re moved. They shall not steal upon us again!" ho muttered. ".And if wo must surrender they shall see we do it wjlliugly." Tho tenants had gone to their home nnd their wives. Only tho servants re mained. They clustered, solemn and sor rowful, about the hearth iu tho great hall, starting if a dog howled without or a coal Uew from tho lire within. Sir Anthony remained brooding in ls own room, l'e tronilla sitting beside him silent and fear-' fed, while Ferdidnnud and his wifo moved restlessly about listsning to the wind. But the evening nnd the night wore peace fully away, and so, to the surprise of ev ery lurly, did tho. next day and tho next. Could the sheriff be going to overlook the matr.iT? Alas! on tho third day tho doubt was re sol veil. Two or three boys, who had been sent out as scouts, camu in with news that thero was a strong watch set on tho Hidgcway, that tho paths through the forest were guarded, that bodies ot armed men were arriving in tho neighboring vil lages, and that soldiers had been demand ed or so it was said from Warwick and Yorcestcr, nr.d even from a placo as far awny as Oxford. Probably it was only tho sheriff's prudence which had postponed tho crisis, nnd now it hnd come. Tlio net wr.s drawn all round. As tho day closed in on Coton and tho sun set angrily among tho forest trees tho boys' tale, which grow uo doubt in the telling, passed from ono to another, and men swore und looked out of window, and women wept in corners. In tho tower room Sir An thony stit awaiting tho summons and wondered what ha could do to save his daughter from possible rudeness, or even hurt, at tho hands of these strangers. Thero was ono man missing from hnll and kitchen, but few in the suspense uo-tirs-d his absence. The fool had heard tho boys' story and, unahlo to remain inactive under such excitement, he pret-rntly stolo off i:i tho dusk to tho rear of tho house. Hero he managed to cross tho moat by means of a plank, which ho then drew over and hid in the grass. This quietly managed Baldwin, Lo it siid, bad strict ly forbidden nny ono to leave tho house Martin mado off with a prim chuckle to ward tho forest, and following tho main track lending toward Woolton Wnwcn presently camo among tho trees npon a couple of sentinels. They heard him, saw him indistinctly nnd mado a rush for him, but this wns just tho sport Murtin liked and the fun bo had come for. His quick ear apprised hi m of the danger, and in a second ho was lost in tho underwood, his mocking laugh and shrill taunts keeping the poor men on tho shudder for the next ten minutes. Then tho uncanny accents died uway, and satisfied with his sport nnd the knowledge ho had gained tho fool mado for homo. As lie sped quickly across the lust field, however, ho was astonished by the sight of a dark figure in the very act of launching his (Martin's) plnnk across tho moat. "Ho, ho!" tho fool muttered in a flcrco undertone "That is it, is it? And only one! If they will como ono by one, like the plums in the kitchen porridge, I shall make a lino meal!" f Ho stood bach, crouching down on tho grass, aud watt lied tho unknown, his eyes glittering. Tho stranger was a tall, big fellow, n formidable antagonist But Martin cared nothing for thnt. Had ho not his long knife, as keen as his wits when they v.-ero at home, which wns not always. I!o drew it out now, and under cover of tho darkness crept nearer and nearer, hid blood glowing pleasantly, though tho night was cold. How lucky it was lie had como out! He could hardly re strain tho "Ho, ho!" which roso to his lips. lie rieant to leap uikhi tho man on this side of tho water, that there might bo no telltale traces on tho farther bank. Hut the stranger was too quick for him in this. Ho got l.!s bridge fixed and began to cross before Martin could crawl near enough. As ho crossed, however, his feet ma le a slight nolso on tho platik, and un der cover of it the fool roso nnd ran for ward, then followed him over with tha stcalthiness of a cat. And, liko a cat, too, tho moment tho stranger's foot touched tho bank Martin sprang on him with Ids knifo raised sprang oa -him silently, with his teeth canning and his eyes allnnio. (To be continued. ) Everywhere We .o VO find Soma fin r- to!,? hna kiuan cured bj Hood's SarsaparilU. and peoplo on all hands are praising this reat medicine for what it has dono for them and their friends. 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Proprietor?, Clevtland, Ohio. Sold by T. U. Thomaa. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorla. O GEMINI. - A rrecious pair of raoeals truly, Vp to all sorts of pranks nnrnly. Fun and frolic In every motion, Aa many moods ns the changeful ocean- Sunshine and tunipest any day. What has become of the household quiet? Gone, nnd ducats couldn't buy itl Where did you come from anyway? Does Lcda know yon have gone a-Maying Gone from the fields of gold a-straying? Hid the watchful hosts of heaven say things VThen you threw awsy your starry playthings? How tht-y must iui you ilka dayl And such a lone, dark journey Klrcpy, And nil alone, and hungry, weepy! You must havo come by tho milky way. The world Is brighter since yon love ns. But tho fields of gold arc dark above us. For now, nt tuht, when you are railing, Tho clisfning stars, liko tears, are falling Falling for their lost (K'mtnt But though tho weepinR heavens miss you. And Leda lonps to hug nnd kiss yon. We cannot spare yon Clem and 1. E. A. Jonhs In Uranite Monthly. UNWELCOME GUESTS. A nicbly Conventional Social Visit by . Party of Indiana. Some years ago thrco young men were camping in tho Sierra Nevada moun tains, killing deer, fishing nnd cooking delectable food. One day it happened that one cf them had twisted his ankle, nnd tho others went hunting without him. As ho could not niovo about ho was naturally somewhat bored, nnd aft er reading a whilo in tho shade of a tree bo fell asleep. Thus ho tells what fol lowed ; I woko up v. ith a start aud tho feel ing that something was about to hap pen. Something had happened. Fifteen Indians sat in a half circlo about inc. waiting for me to stir. They had fixed upon me their 15 pairs of black, beady eyes, and not ono of thorn moved a mnsclo. All of them had guns, aud, what was more important, each had presumably two sound legs, whereas I was handicapped by my lame ness. I looked r.t them, and they continued looking at me. A lightning express of speculation ran through ray head. I re membered that tho deputy sheriff of tho nearest settlement had lately shot on Indian by accident aud that tho tribe had sworn t have his scalp. Did I look liko tho deputy sheriff r Was it my scalp they wanted? Their eyes never wandered, but mine did, for I could not help glancing at my gun, ct least 15 feet away, and at tho spot where a big Indian sat composedly oa my cartridges. 1'inally ono buck mado a remark. "Fishhook:" said he. "No," said L "No fishhook." Silence again for 13 minutes. Then another indicated by a glauco a piece of vcuison hung up in a tree and grunted his approval of it I noddod, and he rose, solemnly took it down and laid it ou the ground beside him. A littlo, boyish fellow, with eyes more restless than those of the others, removed his gazo from mo to a greasy pieco of red flannel beside me, with which one of our men had been clean ing his gnu. I took it up aud heltf it out to him, aud he accepted it with out ward composure and, X have uo doubt, inward rapture. Then wo had another period cf silent reflection, and they rose, stalked solemnly away to their horses tethered iu a neighboring grove and rodo off. They had mado me a highly conventipnal social visit. Youth '8 Companion. Tlio Woman Medical Writer. A Louden writer, with duo respect for women journalists, thinks that the only department of a paper that should be closed to u woman writer is tho med ical unless of conrso she is a medical "man.." Ho goes on to say that the medical columus of any London weekly, it is easy to iierceive, tiro conducted by accomplished experts, but a ca.se has re cently como under his notico where a young woman who had failed as an art critic was set to answer tho medical in quiries of correspondents on a country paper. "I forget to a decimal what was tho exact mortality of tho district," ho continues, "but the "proprietor said if sho remained much longer ou tho paper he should havo had no subscribers left. Ono of her replies was something liko this: 'To Daisy Thanks so much for your kind letter. Yes. Tho mistake was mino. It should have been a cpaurtor grain cf strychnine instead Cf a quarter of a pound for your father's complaint How un lucky! Better lack next time, but I was so very busy. Yes. There is no better shop for mourning than Jay's. ' " A Chinese Custom. A quaint custom practiced by Qiinose mothers when a child is restless and does not sleep is to write the following verso and pin a copy of it on each of tho four corners of' the honso that the pass ereby may read and tho child find rest Literally translated the verse reads : Brilliant sparkling heaven. Brilliant sparkling earth. In my bouno there Is a child who erica at nlfrht. The gentlemen coming from the four quarters behold Peaceful sleep till break of day. New York Times. rilled tha RI1L "Yes," remarked the guest, "that dinner did fill tho bill. " "Glad to hear it." said the hotel keeper. . "It surely did fill the bill. I only wish it had the same effect on me," This time the boniface spake not Indiauapdlis Journal. Several kinds cf birds ore known to follow cows, horses and other stock about "the pasture for the purpose of feeding on the insect disturbed by the feet of these animals. Scott in the- "Heart of Midlothian," recommended the Laird o' Dombiedikea to plant trees, who remarked that "they wad aye be grow in whilst be waa sleep ing." . Nebraska has developed largely in the last 15 years from the sterile plains' that formerly constituted .it territory. Its valuation ia now t90,S8ft,?8a. J A Woman's Story. A NARRATIVE OF WOMAN'S ILLS. Tight Lacing and Lark af Oat-Door Kx . crclae Brtiaa; Jotacla Wat, (From Ute Detroit Sun.) The large, pretentious briek residence at f 3 Miami avenue, in this city, is the hoaieof the heroine of this interesting story, he is Mis? Margaret teubaueh, and her experiences (liirim; the past four veers are published here tor the first time. Miss tcubauh is a pretty girl of ebout 10 years aad l to-lay tiie true picture or the uleal, healthy, robust and jovial American girl, bhe was not always so, as is proven by the arc-iiapanvinc statement niaile bv her. " Four years ago," ahe saU,." 1 nas iiieh a scrawny, puny little niulpet. pale ami ema ciated bv an aiiniL-i.t l-eeuliar to us women taut my father a:il mother pive nit! to qic. me local practitioner, iiose name mis Dr. il:vford, tl was at that time living at otlan I. Ont.,i sai.l it was onlv a mr.lii-r of davs :ben I wouM be laid awnv in !ie churcbyartl. I could not walk. I bc.irac so wor.t, and rcirularly every flight my fntber u?ftt tn carry inc np stairs ! my room. I can disti:vly remember ley li llinif him thnt he ir u'.itu't have l ea.-rv me about much longer, un l how he said, while the tear listeutd ia h-.s eye that he would he willing to ! it always, if be could only have tuc witu mm. "At thh time I rerul, or was told br cme- bo;ly, of the wonJerfui cures that were beins wroucht by Dr. Williams' i'ink I'itls for Tnle i'cofjle, airi n-v liither went to Itrant f.ml, wherr iie nrcuased a couple of bnxo from W. Wallace. I commenced (utile; them, nml I thought f.ir a time that they tiM me no g.wd. bat very shortly I noticed a V'r,tit ?h:m?a. They hi-sun tn act nn my trouble. onl ia the suwi fcpaeo of six wet-kis 1 vr.; cli- t walk. I continued tnkiiii; l'.i" ill. anJ in fix taaaths I was in the cimil'ii.m voti soe me now. I fully bMieve tl.al they nl.l:f av'l in? Irom tne crave, nnu yon will iilxravi fin I inys'.-lf un 1 the balance of our funiilv rerelv t talk about ths good Dr. V.'iliiutus' Pink 1'ilN .li.l for me." Sw r.i - :.nl subscribe! before inc thui 15tU lay ui PeeeiulKT, lS!;i. 1). A. DLAXEf, Xorary Pfhtir. Wayne t'o., Jli-l.icnn. An nmlris of Dr. Williams' pink Vi'.li for I".il? IV ;le 'niw thai they crntain; in i rinden s"! firm, nil thn toun-nts neic.ary t-j Kivi now life a:ul riehues to the blw.tl am rext'iro shaiu-red nerve. They are in nn failing r-;iec:fie for sich disease. n !oc, motni ataxia, jiartiul juralysix, St. Vita' d.'.nre sciatica. c-araVin, rheumatism, ncrvoir; headache, the after eHVels nf la crijc, jinlii tatiitn of tha h?art, pale and callow com ilcxions, all forms of wcnkne.; eitle r inana or f.mnlc, nntl r.!l diseases ffsultin? fi-orr. viliutixl humor in the blo'd. Pr. Wiilinms Hiik Pills are sold by rll dealers, or will be s.-nt Mt ai'J on receipt of iiriee i"J cent B box. or six boxes for f JJ0 they are ncviy sold in bulk or by the KHt) by allre.sirf Dr. Williams' MediL-ino Companv. Schenec tady, N. Y. HsatRo-Foot Outfits For Boys From 8 to 15 Years Old. TheyconsKtoform roat fcut double brvnstcah, two pnlnt of knee jiants, awl a yap w mmcn tnu mane or strictly an wool rlothl. And a first clam nulr nf shoes you eouldnot du pi lento them at any other store for lena than 7.50. Our Price t-i.OO, The thousands we sell every month t-ll best how tha people like them. Sample and Illus trated catalogue Free If you uk for It. THE HUB, N. W. Cor. State and Jackson Sis., CHICAGO. Wo Can Savo You Llonoy On Shoos Ladles Tan .are Khoea In neodlo and square toe style Mld everywhere for (3. Special price . maaTan Haaala Calf aare Shoe In razor toe square toe and London toe sly Un, equal to any (4 shoe In the country. Special price Roy' Tan Lace Khe all sires from tl to S far better than the kind you a-lve S2.S0 for at home. Special price Vou have the nrivHeceof re turning them and fret your money baok snouiu JOU QUI I1MV tne BUUt9B THE HUB, . Statsasd iteksoa Slsl N.W.C0T, Ijektoa Sts4 CHICAQCv $1,000,000 Rheumatism Cure Nefer Failed. SCIIRAGE'S BxrcaiKci Boa. Dsnry Cane, major-. 8WA9TSOX HnEt.'MATIC CCBE CO., 167 Dearborn Stfeet. Cbican. Fold by T. H. Thomas tad MsnhtU Fisher, afen a. Hog Cholera Cured, A poaitlTe core for boj cholera or tay otter disease to which the twinels satjec. It has a leas history, note would oerapy too aiack space at large expense of ad remains. It baa been thoroakhly tested with pleaalag re sults. Aa a ctolera remedy for chlckma and . rarkejs It ta no equal If it fails to do the work U money will be refunded. Wberctt Is nsed eac ia a while hoz cholera ntrrr makes its appearance. Pat sp In ( poand package to tny address on receipt of M..E. CARLIN, 1809 Washington St. DAVES PORT PROFESSIONAL CARDS. ATTOBMKYS. m. o. ooaraxT. . d. oonraiXT. Connelly & Ctonnelly, Attorneys at Law. Office second floor, over .iDloaell ft Lrnde'i bank. Money to lota. Jackson & Hurst. Attorneys at Law. Oflle la Bock Island national Bank bnlkUag. o. L. witna. Sweeney & Walker, Attorneys and Councillors at Law. Oilc la Reairstoaw Block, Charles J. Searle, Attorney at Law. ouatimiD ejti Hit avi tu vrVFUil,l-i v tHWtniVW to. 8uue Auorncr of UocM. IeU&d ooonty McEnlry 4c McEnlry, Attorneys at Law. Loan money oa pood security: gut eoll ac tions. Reference. Mitchell e Lrode, Danker, OfRoe. Voitoeice block. ABCRITKVrs. Drack &: Kernr, Architect and Superintendents. Ronra I TMCA Balldlnt, cor Third avenno tad Kinetaenth stro t. Geo. P. Staudubar, Architect. Plane and onertntendciiee for all class ot B.illdinco, Booms 3 and tt, Kiichcli lade BuUdirx. Take clerat. ronioiAits. Dr. W. H. Ludewig Specialist of Eye, Ear Nose, and Throat. ffllce la Trecmsn's wew bnildinp, comer Sev entct nth striwt and Third svensc, lioek lsluud. Telephone No. UKM. Dr. Chas. M. Robertson, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Only. . Office, Whltlaker Block, eonUiwewt corner Third tad Bndy atrecte, Daitiort, Iowa UoomelTandlK. Honm; 0 to tl a. m.,1 U4 r m. CITT OVriCKICM. W. A. Darling, City Engineer. Baom (.Mitchell ft Lyndc's bulldlnff. OKNTIHTS. R. M. Pearce, Dentist. Room 19 and 31 I Mitchell ft Lynda's i OnllJicir. Taire elevator A WOMAN Who does not want her washing done in the shortest time and neat est way is hard to find. Those who uso AinWASHEOAOD SOAP Gct.the best results, be cause it is made from such materials that it cannot injure the mnet delicate fabrie and will save time and labor. READ LIHECTIONS, Follow them and ou will lind that vou have struck a pood thing. aUSAT SCCS ISLAND TAS SOAP Softens the skin, heals chapped hands and re moves grease, paint, etc. Warnock & Ralston Soap Makers. Book Island. Jo tin Voile Sc Co. ODKit- CONTRACTORS HOUSE BUXLDERS. Manufacturers of Sash, Doors and Blinds, And all kinds of Woodwork for Builders Sldtaf. Flooring, Wtlntooatlng tufa st 4th aad Sth etp r w M ' 3' -O '1 . t P B , 5 1 1 rf -a ? 0 g ! 9 2 Mi