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The Daily Argus.
SATURDAY, AUG., 1. 1885.
Only Democratic Daily 10 trie Eleventh Con
greeeional District.
Editor ahd Publisher.
lrrwui fafisb or son iolahb cm ahi ooustt
Argus Block, - - Opp. Post Office.
AILY 12H eenta per week, or 50 cents per
nonth, delivered by carriers to any part of the
WISELY 12,00 per y ear. posuure paid.
That Hi. Daughter Should Marry an Sx
Confederate But "Love Kulea the
Court," Etc., and the Wedding
Bella Kang, All the Same.
Port Worth, Tex., Aug. 1. The mid
night west-bound train, Wednesday night,
on the Texas Pacific road, brought a hand-ome-looking
lady of about 28 years. At
aha alighted at the Union depot she stood on
the platform under the glaring gas jet
closely scanning the few passers-by at
that hour. Suddenly a gentlemia pas-ed
wita a white handkerchief tied on hi'
arm above the elbow. At eight of him the
lady ran, Era I be i the gentleman, and they
immediately repaired to the ladies' waiting
room in the Union depot and were married
by Rev. Thomas Ash. The bridegroom at
this strange wedding was Dr. H. C. Lane,
well kaowa throughout Texa9 as a heavy
cattle-dealer and ranchman. The bruit
was Miss Alice Townsley, of Port Wash
faton, Wis., daughter of one of the most
abetantial citizens of that place. About
five years ago Miss Townsley visited friend'
in San Antonio, and there met Dr. Lane,
whose first wife was then living. They be
came warm friends, and some two year
afterward, when Dr. Lane became f
widower, he renewed by letter his pleasant
acquaintance with the lady, and, address
lag her father on the subject, received
a blunt not that pater familias bad
always been loyal to the union,
and would never consent that a daughter of
his should wed a rebel soldier. At this re
buff Dr. Lane took to the prairies and gae
all his attention to stock-raising, adding
considerably to his fortune. Recently he
reopened the correspondence with his lady
love, and urged ber to flee from her unre
Jesting father. The midnight marriage i
the sequel. They immediately left for the
doctor' f ranch in the womanle s land of cow
boyi and rattlesnakes
Voder Order from Gen. Sheridan.
Cincinnati, Aug. 1. Wednesday evon
tag on board the afternoon train from Co
lumbus was Private William Wilson, o:
Company D, United States Infantry, ta
tinned at the Columbus barracks for instruc
tion. Orders from the general commanding
the regular army may sometimes be deemed
peculiar by bis inferior officers; and in this
particular instance the order is neither mor
nor less than that Wilnon shall marry e
young lady of this city, with whom rumoi
ays he had teen unduly intimate prior t.
his last enlistment
The bride to te, as comprehended in Gen.
Bheridan's order, is the daughter of well
to-do pecple here, and her name is withbelu
until as Mrs. Wilson she can defy rutnoi
and look the world in the face. It seem
that the young people had gotten very inti
mate and the girl's parents complained t
Gen. "Phil," who issued the novel order
above mentioned.
They Say the Bank Is Sound.
ButfaIjO, K Y.. Au 1. The officers o:
the Manufacturers' aud Trader-' bank hart
published a statement to the effect that ai
examination of the bookc shows thai
Henry CV nover, cashier who died recently
after a few hours' illlness, had
abstracted $74,000 of tbe bank's funds dur
ing the past yeais, which is probahly lost
entirely to the bank. The officers is 1
justified in saying, however, tbut tbe tan!;
is perfectly sound, it capital unimpaired
and a good surplus on hand.
Conover died from what the physicians
described as congestion of the brain, but
with attending symptoms that suggested
morphine poisoning. The physicians still
deny tbe suicide theory. Conover bad
lived pretty fast in the last few year.
Tammany Takes a New Departure.
Hew Toek, Aug. 1. Tammany hal'
practically took a new departure Thur v.luv
evening. Ey a formal resolution
taken by tbe committee of twenty,
four, composed of the assembly dis
trict leaden, it was resolved tc
throw open the doors to all Democrats whe
would be willing to act in good faith with
the organization. Charles E. Loew, thi
present comptroller, was reconimende.l by
the committee as a sachem. This prat;
tically makes Mr. Loew a member of tiiv
organization ani one of the chief coun
cilors. Don't Apply for These Con sulshif's.
Washivgtox C'.tt, Au. 1 Ta? pre i
dent ha decided to retain tho following
United Slates consuls on accmtit of the
excellent record-: J. II. Siewart, al: Ant
werp, Belgium; H. J. Hprague (who liu
bsn at his po-t since IMS;, at Gibraltar.
K. 8. Chilton, at Goloricb, Canada; Oscai
Malmras, at Leith, England; K. J. Stephen
(formerly clerk of the house appropriatiot,
committeo). at Victoria, B. C. ; j'nilip Car
roll, at Palemo, Italy; R. O. Williams (cw
oi general!, at Havana, and C. C. Port'
(commercial agent), at Sagua La Grande.
Will Give tbe I'rivatea a Chance.
Washington City, Aug. I. Gen. Blr.c
thinks the colonels and generals have be-
pretty well taken care of by a gratetui
country, and be proposes to look after tut
privates. A great many young fellow did
as good servica in the ranks as any ofli ti
rendered, but were too young to get com
missioned, and Gen. Black wants to recog
nise this clas. Two raiies of this new de
parture are those of Truman B. Allot), tp
pointed pension agent at Ban Francisco, and
Algernan Alston, of Pennsylvania, chief of
division pension office.
Terrible Tragedy at Bombay.
Bombay, Aug. 1. A Pathan soldier, Fri
day, was reported for misconduct. In re
venge he shot and killed two sergeants
belonging to a native regiment. He then
barricaded himself within his quarters and
shot his wife dead. After keeping up for a
time an effective fire against those who at
tempted to assail bis retreat, he lay down
beside his wife's corp-e, and with his last
bullet ended his own life. The whole series
of tragedies took place within an hour.
Harvesting Wheat In Dakota.
Aberdeen, D. T.. Aug. 1. Harvesting
of wheat has begun in earnest, and every
thing looks hopeful for the largest yield this
valley has ever bad. There is no truth in
reports of blight, rust, etc, in this (Brown)
county or in Walworth or Edmunds coun
ties. The yield in some places in this county
will run as high as forty bushels per acre,
hut the general average will be about
twenty-eight boshebL
Tbe Nevada to Try Matrimony.
Berlin, Aug. 1. The Berliner ilusik
Beitung announces the engagement of Miss
Hevada to Charles Hall. Mrs. Mac-key has
placed her house in Paris at the disposal of
Mass Nevada for the marriage, and will pro
wide the wedding breakfast
A Swelling Death Boll In Spain.
Madrid, Aug. L In tbe cholera in
fected districts there were 8,616 new cams
and 1,039 deaths Thursday.
Wake vp, or III break every bone in your
The afternoon was still very warm, but a
gray mist, drifting from the Irish channel,
and sailing eastward overthe low-lying Island
of Anglesea, w as beginning to scatter a thin,
penetrating drizzle on the driver of the cara
van. To right and left of the highway stretched
a bleak and here prospect of marshland and
moorland, closed to the w est by a sky of ever
deepening redness, and relieved here and there
by black clumps of stunted woodland. Here
and there peeped a solitary farmhouse, with
outlying fields of swampy greenness, where
lean and spectral cattle were lugubriously
grazing; and ever and anon came a glimpse
of some lonely lake or tarn, fringed ail around
with thick sedges, and dotted with water
lilies. Tfce road was as desolate as the pros
pect, with not a living soul upon it, far as
tbe eye could see. To all this, however, the
driver of the caravan paid little attention,
owing to the staple fact that be was fast
He was roused by ft sudden jolting and
swaying of tbe clumsy vehicle, combine-1 wi ih
a sound of splashing water; and, opening hit
eyes sleepily, be perceived that the gray mare
had turned aside from the centre of the road,
and, having placidly entered a stagnant pond
on the road-side, was floundering and struggl
ing in the mud thereof, with the caravan rook
ing behind her. At the same moment a head
was thrust round the back part of the vehicle,
and an angry voice exclaimed:
"Tim, you scoundrel, where the devil art
you driving to? Wake up or I'll break every
bone in your skin."
Thus addressed, Tim woke himself with ar
effort, and, looking round with an insinuating
smile, replied :
"Bogorra, Master Charles, I thought it was
an earthquake entirely Come out of that
now I Is it wanting todrownd yourself you
are! li-r-r-r! sbl Aisy now, aisy ! '
The latter portion of the above sentence
was addressed to the mare, which was at last
persuaded to wade out of the cool mud and
return to the dusty track, where she st"d
quivering and panting. No sooner was the
return to terra firma accomplished than
light, agile figure descended the steps at tbe
back of the caravan, and ran round to tbe
front. An excited colloquy, angry on tbe
one side and apologetic on tie other, ensued,
and did not cease even when the driver, with
a flick of his v. hip, put the'earavan again in
motion, while the other strode alongside on
It was jus-t such a caravan as may 1 Ken
any summer dey forming part of the cair.p
on an Enz'ish common, with the swart face
of a erpsr woman looking out at thsdex
aud half-a-Jozen ragged imps and elves r !-
ling on the grass beneath; as iuay t-e o(
served, smotht red in wickerworkof a.l 3
scriptions, or glittering pots or pans, moving
from door to door in some sleepy country
town, ruided bv a rloomv gentleman in a
velveteen coat and a hareskin cap, and at
tended by a brawny huffy, also nothered in
wicierwork or pots and pans: as, further
more, may be descried forming part of the
procession of a traveling circus, and drawn
by a piebald horse which, whenever a good
"oitcb " is found, will complete its aay s iaoo!
bv nerformiinres in the ring. A caravan of
the eood old English kind; with small win
iows, ornnmenied by white muslin curtains.
with a chimney atop lor the smoke to come
through frcm the fire inside, with a door be
hind, ornamented with a knocker, and only
lacking adoor-piote to make it quite com-olett-:
in short, a house on wheels.
The driver, though rough enough, and red
with the sr.a acd wind, had nothing in com
mon with the ordinary drivers of such vehicles
and, in p,,int of fact, he was neither a gypsy
nor a traveiin" tinker, nor a evens performer.
Though it was summer time, he wore a larre
freizo cout, descending almost to bis heels,
and on his head a wideawake bat unclernenth
which bis lazy, lardlcss, and somewhat
sheepish face ticne with indolent good humor.
His f-ompmiion, Master Charles, as he was
calltd, tore still less resemblance to the Bo
hemians of English lanes and woouianus.
He w as a f.Ii;ht, handsome, fair-haired young
fellow, of t .vo or three and twenty, in the
twetJ attire of an ordinary summer toun-
ejid ever-,- movement he made, every woi d
he sriohe. implied the "gentleman born."
Presently, at a signal from bis master
(such he wa, Tim drew rein again. By tLi
time the sun was setting fiery red, far away
to the west, and the thin drizde was .becom-
insr more persistent.
"How far did they soy it was to Pencroe;"
"Ten miles, sor.
"Tbe mare is tired out, I think. We shall
have to camp by the roadside."
"All right. Master Charles, There's
handy shelter beyant there where you see the
trees," Tim added, pointing up the roaa witn
bis whip. The young man looked in that
direction, and saw, about a quarter of a niiie
away, that the highway entered a dark
dump of woodland. He nodded assent and
wulhed rapidly forward, while the caravan
followed slowly in his rear.
Reach.ug ihs point where the wood began
and entering the shadow of the trees, be soon
found a snot well fitted for his purpose. To
the left the, road widened out into a gra'
patch of cexnion, adorned with one or twe
bushes of stunted brown, and stretched out a
dusty arm to touch a large white gate, which
opened on a gloomy, grass-grown avenue
winding right through the heart of the wood.
Tbe caravan, coming slowly op, was soon
placed in a snug position not far from the
gate, the horse was taken out and suffered
to graze, while Tim, searching about, found
some dry sticks and began to light a tire.
Diving into tbe caravan tbe young man re-
emerged with a camp-stool, on which he sat
down, lighted a meerschaum pipe and began tc
smoke. Thoy could hear the rain faintly pat
taring in the boughs above them, but tho spot
they bad chosen was quite sheltered ana cut
The fire soon blazed up. Entering the car
avan in his turn, Tim brought out a tin kettlt
full of water, and placed it on the fire, pre
paratory to making tea. He was thus en
gaged when the sound of a horse's hoofs ws
heard along the highway, and presently tin
figure of a horseman appeared, approach
ing at a rapid trot. As it catne near to the
group on the wayside, tho horse shied vio
lently, springing from one tide of tbe road tc
the other, so that ita rider, a dark, middle-
aged man, in an old-fashioned cloak, was al
most thrown from tbe saddle. Uttering
fierce oath, he recovered himself, and reining
in tbe frightened animal, looked angrily
around; then, seeing tho cause of the mis
chance, he forced his horse, wren no small
difficulty, to approach the figures by the tire
"Who ere you f" he demanded, in harsh,
peremptory tones. 'What are you doing
The young man, pip in mouth, looked up
at him with a smile, but made no reply.
"What are yoaf Vagrants! Do you know
And he pointed with his riding-whip to a
printed "Sotice!'' fixed close to the gate upon
the stem of a large fir tree.
"I beg your pardon," said the young man.
with the utmost sang froid; "we are, I
imagine, on the queen's highway, end there,
with your permission, we purpose to remain
for the night"
Struck by the superior manner of the
rpeaker, the aewcomer looked at him in some
surprise, but with no abatement of his
haughty manner. He then glanced at Tim,
who was busy with the kettle, from Tim to
the gray mare, and from the gray mare to
the house on wheels. The scowl on his dark
face deepened, and he turned his fierce eyes
again on the young man.
' Let me warn you that these grounds are
private. I suffer no wandering vagabonds to
pass that gate."
May 1 ask your namef said the young
man, in the same cool tone and with the same
quiet smile.
' v hat is my name to your"
"Well, not much, only Ishould lite to know
the title of so very amiable a person."
1 he other condescended to no reply, but
walked his horse toward the gate.
"Here, fellow!-' he cried, addressmg Tim.
"Open this gate for me!"
"Don t stir I" said his master. "Let our
amiable friend open the gate for himself
W it h an angry exclamation the rider leaped
from his saddle, and, still holding the horse's
reins, ttrew the gate wide open. Then, still
leading his horse, he strode over toward the
young man, who, looking up, saw that he was
ne iij six teet high, and very powerfully
"My name is Monk, of Monkshurst," he
said. "I've a good mind to teach you to re
member it."
" My name is Honk, of Monkshurst. "
TJon be afraid," was the reply. "Monk,
of Monkshurst ? I shall be certain not to for
get it, Mr. Monk, of Monkshurst 1 Tira, is
tbe w ater bailing f
For a moment Mr. Monk, as he called him
self, seemed ready to draw his riding w hip
across the young man's face, but, conquering
himself, he surveyed him from head to foot
with savage anger. Nothing daunted, the
voung man returned his stare with something
very like supreme contempt. At last, mutter
ing beneath his breath, Mr. Monk turned
away, and, leading his horse into the avenue.
losed the gate and remounted; but even then
he did not immediately depart, but remained
'or some minutes, seated m the saddle, scowl
ing over at the encampment.
Thus occupied, his face and figure set in
the gloomy framework of the trees, be lex iked
o more forbidding than before. Ma face.
though naturally handsome, was dark with
tempestuous passions, his eyes deep-set and
fierce, his c!"an-staven jaw square and rie
termined. For the rest, his black hair, whi-. h
was thickly mixed with iron gray, fell almost
ro his shot jders, and his upper hp was cov
ered with an iron gray mustache.
At last, as if satisfied with Lis scrutmv, Mr.
Monk turned his horse round with a fierce
jerk of the rein, and rode rJlT awav in
the shsuloiv cf the wood.
tXATTS rr.oM a rorxa gentleman s jom-
Before settles forth on this memorable
pilgrimage to nc where. I premised a certain
trierd of mine, in literary Bohemia, to keep
notes of my adventures, with a view to fu
iure publication, illustrated by my own brj
liant sketches. I fear tbe promise was a
rash one firstly, because I am constitution
illy lazy and averse to literary exertion ; and.
condiY, because I have, as yet, met with no
idventures worth writing about. Sot that I
have altogether lostmv first enthusiasm for
:he idea. There would be novelty in the
title, at any rate, 'Cruises in a Caravan,' by
Charles Briokley, with illustrations by the
luthor: photographic frontispiece, the Cara
van, with Tim as large as life, smirking self
consciously in delight at having his pictur
taken. My friend B has promised to fiad
ne a rrablisner, II 1 will only persevere.
Well, we shall see. If the lok does ni't
progress it will lie entirely my own fault ; for
I bave any amount of time on my hands.
Paint as bard as I may ail day, 1 have al
ways the long evenings, when I must either
write, rend or do nothing.
"So I am tiezinnrxig this evenmr, exactly a
fortnight afU r c.y first start from Chester. I
ourr-hased tbe caravan there from a more.:'
lO'lividual. with one eye. who ha.1 it Imiit
wfch a view- to the exhibition of a Wild Man
yt PataconA: but said Wild Man having
taken it into his bead to return to County
Cork, where he was born, and the morose in
dividual having no definite idea of a novelty to
take his place, the caravan came into the
market. Having secured this traveling
palace, duly furnished with w jidow-biinds,
piece of carpet, a chair-bedstead, a table, a
itove, cooking utensils, not to speak of my
wn art.stie paraphernalia, I sent over to
Mulrany, County Mayo, for my old servant,
Tim-na-Chaliiig, or Tim o' the Ferry other
wise Tim Luiney; and with his assistance,
when he arrived, I purchased a strong mare
at Chester Fair. All these preliminaries
being settled, we started one fine morning
soon after daybreak, duly bound for explora
tions along the macadamized highways and
byways of Hc-rth Wales.
"I am pleased to say that Tim, after he
had recovered tie first shock of seeing a peri
pateti" c'weiiing house, took to the idea won
derfully 'Sv.re it's just like tbe culd csbin at
home,' bj averred, 'barrin' the wheels, and
the winuies, end the chimley, end the bsste to
oull it eic-Eir:' and 1 thiiJ? t. reapmJ-tWop
wotild have been complete in his eyes if there
had only been two or three p-gs to trot mer
riiy behind the bac k door. As for myself, I
took to the noir.ad life as naturally as if I
had never in my life bc;a in a civilized habi
tation. To be able to ro where one pleased,
to dawdle as one plestes, to stop and sleep
where one rleased, was certainly a new sen
sation. My friends, observing my sluggish
ways, had often compared me to that inter
est;;: g creature, the snail; now the resem
blance was complete, for I was a snail indoel,
with my ho :se comicrtably fixed upon my
3houlders, crawling tranquilly along. ,
"Of ocun e, tie caravan has its inconveni
ences. Inside, to quote the elegant simile of
our progenitors, there is scarcely room enough
to swing a cat in; and when nay bed is made,
and Tim s hammock is swung just made the
door, the place forms the tiniest of sleeping
chambers. '1 ten our cocking arrangements
are primitive, and, as Tiiri has no idoa what
ever in tie culinary art, beyond being able to
boil potatoes in their skins and make very
doubtful 'itirabout,' there is a certain want
uf variety in car repasts.
"Besi'lea the inccnvecienc whieh l have
mentioned, but which were, perhaps, hardly
worth chrouicling, the caravan has social
drawbacks, more pErticularly embarrassiLg
to a luui&st man like myself. It is confusing,
for example, on entering a town, or good
sized Tillage, to be surrounded by. he entire
juvenile population, whocheerusvocifercusly,
under the impression thai! we oenrtitute a
'show,' and afterward, on ascertaining their
mistake, pursue cs with opprobrious jeers;
and it is distring to remark that our mode
of life, instead of inviting confidence, causes us
be regarded with surpicion by the vicar of
the parilh and the local policemen. We are
exposed, moreover, to ebullitions of bucolic
humor, which have taken the form of horse
play on more than one occasion. Tim has
had several fights with the Welsh peasantry,
and has generally come off victorious, though
on one occasion he would bave been over
powered by numbers if I had not gone to his
assistance. Generally speaking, nothing will
remove from the rural population an idea
that the caravan forms an exhibition of some
sort. When I airily alight and stroll through
a village, sketchbook in hand, I have inva
riably at my heels a long attendant train of
all ages, obviously under the impression that
lam looking for a suitable 'pitch,' and am
going to perform.'
"To avoid theseandsimilarinconveniencee,
we generally halt for the night in some se
cluded spot some roadside nook or ouOying
common. But there is a fatal attraction in
the caravan; it seems to draw spectators, as
it were, out of the very bowels of the earth.
No matter how desolate the place we have
chosen, we have scarcely made ourselves
comfortable when an audience gathers, end
stragglers drop in, amazed and open-mouthed.
I found it irksome at first to paint in the open
air, with a gazing crowd at my Lack making
audible comments on my work as it pro
gressed; but I soon got used to it, and, hav
ing discovered certain good 'subjects' here
and there among my visitors, I take the pub
licity now as f matter of course. Even when
busy inside am never astonished to see
strange noses flattened against the windows
strange faces peeping in at tbe door. The
human temperament accustoms itself to any
thing. "I begin tfcis record in the Island of Angle-
sea, where we have arrived after our fort
night's wanderings in the more mountainous
districts of the mainland. Anglesea, I am in
formed, is chiefly famous for its pigs and
its wild ducks. Bofaraslhave yet explored
it I find it flat and desolate enough; but I
have been educated in Irish landscapes, and
don't object to flatness when combined with
desolation. I like these dreary meadows,
these bleak stretches of melancholy moor
land, these wild lakes and lagoons.
At the present moment I am encamped m
a spot w here, in all probability, I shall re
main for davs. I came upon it quite by ac
cident about midday yesterday, when on my
way to the market town of Pencroes; or,
rather, when I imagined that I was going
thither, w hile I had, in reality, after hesitat
ing at three cross-roads, taken the road which
led in exactly the opposite direction. The
way was desolate and dreary bevond meas
ure stretches of morass and moorland on
every side, occasionally rising into heathery
knolls or hillocks, or strewed with huge
pieces of stone6 like the moors of Cornwall.
Presently the open moorland ended,
and we entered a region of sandy
hillocks, sparsely ornamented here end
there with long, harsh grass. If one
could imagine the waves of the ocean, at
some moment of wild agitation, suddenly
frozen to stillness, and returning intact these
tempestuous forms, it would give some idea
of the hillocks I am describing. They rose on
every side of the road, completely shutting
out the view, and their pale, livid yellow
ness, scarcely relieved with a glimpse of
greenness, was wearisome and lonely in the
extreme. As we advanced among them, tbe
road we were pursuing grew wcite and
worse, till it became so choked and covered
with drifted sand as to be scarcely recogniz
able, and I need hardly ray that it was hard
work for one horse to pull the caravan along.
"We had proceeded in this manner for
some miles, and I was beginning to realize
the fact that we were out of our reckoning,
w hen, suddenly emerging from between twe
sandhills, I saw a wide stretch of green mea
dow land, and beyond it a glorified piece of
water. The sun was shining brightly, the
water sparkled like a mirror, calm as glass,
and without a breath. As we appeared a
large heron rose from the sit on the water
side where he had been standing
'Still as a stone, without a sound,
Above his dim blue shsde'
and sailed leisurely away. Around the lake,
which was almut a mile in circumference, the
road ran winding, till it reached the farther
side, where more sandhills began: but re
tween these sandhills I caught a sparkling
glimpse of more water, and, guided to n;y
conclusion by the red sail of a fishing smack
just glimmering on the horizon line, I knew
that farther water was the sea.
"The spot had all the attraction cf com
plete desolation, combined with the chant
w hich always, to my mind, pertains to lake
and lagoons. Eager as a boy or a loosened
retriever, 1 ran across the meadow and found
the grass long and green and sown with in
numerable crowsfoot flowers: underneath
the green was sand again, but here it glim
mered like gold dust. As I reached the sedges
on the lake side a teal rose, in full summer
plumage, wheeled swiftly round the lake,
then, returning, splashed down boldly and
swam within a stones throw of the shore,
when, peering through the rushes, I caught a
glimpse of his mate paddling anxiously along
with tight little fluffs of down behind her.
Then, just outside the sedges, I saw thegoldex
shield of water broken by the circles of rising
trout. It w as too much. I hastened lck tc
the caravan and informed Tim that I had
no intention cf going any farther that day.
at lca-t.
"So here we have been since yesterday, and
up to this, have not set eves upon a single
soul. Such peace and quietness is a foretaste
of Paradise. As this is the most satisfactory
clay 1 Lave yet spent in my pilgrimage, al
though it bears, at the same time, a f ainily
likeness to the other days of the past fort
night, 1 pnrjx'se selUng down, verbatim,
seriatim, aud chronologically, tbe manner hi
which I occupied myseif from dawn to sun
set "6 A. M. Wake, and see that Tun has ai
reaeir d'-iT,T-Hred. and folded UD his ham
mock. Observo the morning sun looking in
with a fresh, cheery countenance at the win
dow. Turn over arsin with a yawn, and go
to sleep for another five minutes.
"7:5 A. Jl. Wc):e again, and discover, bj
looking at rr.y watch, that, instead of five
minutes, I have slept an hour an 1 a quarter.
Spring up at or.ee, ai.d slip on shirt and
trousers ; then pas out, barefooted, into the
open air. Ko sign of Tim, but a fire i
lighted close to tile caravan, which shadows
it from tho ray 3 c f the morning sun. fctroL
down to ti e It.he, and throwing off what
garments I wear, prepare for a bath. Can
not get out for a swim on account of tut
reeels. The tetb over, return and finish my
toilet in the cra'-un.
"8a.m. Tim has reappeared. He has beet
right down to the seashore, a walk of about
two miles End a half. Ha informs me, to mj
disgust, that there is some sort cf a liuniai
settlement there, and a lifeboattation. K
has brought back in his baglet, as specimen.'
of the local products, a dozen new-luid eggs
some milk, and a loaf of bread. The last,
observe, is in a fossil state. I ask w ho sold
it him. He answers, WUliam Jones.
"8:30 A. . We breakfast splendidly. Ever
the fossil loaf yields sustenace, after it is cut
up and dissolved in hot tea. Between while
Tim informs me that the settlement dowr
yonder is, in his opinion, a poor sort of a
place. There are several whitewashed cot
tages and a large, roofless house, for all the
world like a church. Devil the cow or pig
did he see at all, barrin' a few hens. Any
boats, I ask. Tea, one, with tbe bottom
knocked cut, belonging to William Jen' s.
"Tim has cot this came so pat that my
curiosity begins to be aroused. "Who the
deuue is William Jones? 'Sure, thin,' says
Tim, be'i tie man that lives down beyant, by
the rea.' I demand, somewhat irritably, U
the place contains only one inhabitant! Deri)
another did Tim see, he explains barrin'
William Jones.
, ."9:30 a.m. Start painting in the open air,
under the shade of a large white cotton um
brella. Paint on till 1 P. M.
"1 P. M. Take a long walk among the
sandhills, avoiding the settlement beyond
the lake. Don't want to meet any of the
aboriginals, more particularly William Jones.
Walking bare is like running tip and down
Altantie billows, atfumiiig said billows to be
solid; now I am lost in the trough ot tlie
sand, now 1 re-emerge on the crest of the
solid wave. Amusing, but fatiguing. I soon
j lose myself, every huiock being exactly like
anotner. fcuuaemy a hare starts irom uucier
my feet arfd goes leisurely away. I remem
ber an old amusement of mine in the west of
Ireland, and I track Pus by her footprints
now clearly and beautifully printed in the
soft sand of the hollows, now more faintly
marked on the harder sides of the ridges.
The sun blazes down, the refraction of the
beat from the sand is overpowering, the air
1s quivering, sparkling and pulsating, as if
full of innumerable sand crystals. A horri
ble croak from overhead startles me, and
looking up I see an enormous raven wheeling
along in circles and searching the ground for
mice or other prey.
"Loc king at my watch, I find that I have
been toiling in this sandy wilderness forquite
two hours. Time to get back and dine.
Climb the nearest hillock, and look round to
discover where I am. Can see nothing but
tbe sandy billows on every 6ide, and am
entirely at a loss which way to go. At last,
after half an hour s blind wandering, stum
ble, by accident cn the r :ad by the lake side,
and see the caravan in the distance.
"4 P. M. Dinner. Boiled potatoes, boiled
eggs, fried bacon. Tra'3 cooking is prim
itive, but I could devour anything even
WliPitn Jones' fossil bread. I asked if any
human being has visited the camp. 'Sorra
me,' Tim says, looking rather disappointed.
He has got to feel himself a public character,
and misses the homage of the vulgar.
"Paint egain till 6 p. m.
"A beautiful sunset. The sandhills grow
rosy in the light, the lake deepens from crim
son to purple, the moon comes out like a silver
sickle over the sandy sea. A thought seizes
me as the shadows increase. Now is the time
to entice the pink trout from their depths in
the lake. I get out my fishing rod and line,
and, stretching two or three flies which seem
suitable, prepare for action. My rod is only
a small, single-handed one, and it is difficult
to cast beyond the sedges, but the fish are ris
ing thickly out in the tranquil pools, and, de
termined not to be beaten, I wade in to the
knees. Half a dozen trout, each about the
size of a small herring, reward my enterprise.
When I have captured them, the moon is high
up above the sand hills, and it is quite dark.
"Such is the chronicle of the past day. By
the light of my lamp insid4 the caravan I
have written it down. It has been all very
tranquil and uneventful, but very delightful,
and a day to 1 marked with a white stone,
in one resject that from dawn to sunset I
have not set eyes on a human being except
my servant.
"Stop, though! I am wrong. Just as I
was returning from my piscatorial excursion
to the lake, I saw, passing along the road in
the direction of the sea, a certain solitary
horseman, who accosted me not too civilly
on the road side the night before last He
scowled at me in passing, and, of course, rec
ognized me by the aid of the caravan. 'His
name is Monk, cf Moukshurst, and he seems
to be pretty well monarch of all he surveys.
I have an impression that Mr. Monk, of
Monkshurst. and myself are destined to be
bettu', or worse, acquainted."
(To be continaed.)
Which scrofula has upon the system must
be arrested, and tbe blood must be puri
fied, or serious consequences; will eniue.
For purifying and vitalizing effects,
Hood's Sarsapariiia has been found super
ior to any other preparation. It expels
every trace of impurity from the blood,
and bestows new life and vigor upon
every function of the body, enabling it to
entirely overcome disease.
The suppression of the rebellion in the
northwest has cost the Canadian siovern
ment f 2.()00,(JUO, besides a number cf
valuable lives.
The Coperniran system lias, in past
ages as in the present, furnished food feir
philosophers and scientists. The mags
nilude and wonilers of the universe reveal
themselves in new and appalling grandeur
just as the wonders performed by Mish
ier's Herb Bitters has set the whole med
ic-il w r'j asjojf. It is swift, safe and
sure. W. C. Hut tinadon, of Abiltnce
Kan., and a confii med sufferer from kids
ney trouble, secured instant relief from
an affection of this character. A few
more bottles taken according to directions
wrought a permanent cure of his distress
ing malady .
The Philadelphia court records shi'W
that durirg the past ten years the ratio of
divorces to marmges have been about
one in thirty three.
What mikes :te breath so frap-ar.t. pure
What makes The rosy gun;? endure r
tVhat makes the teeth so pearly wbitej
Wa;:t nukes the mouth a dear deligb: :
Tis SOZODONT, that precious boon
Vu;'ch nore can use To lute, too soon.
It is Never Too Late
to ciear.se the teeth, and render tbe breath
odenferous with Fragrant SOZODOXT,
bu it is best to use this wonderful veget
able Eiixir before the tee'.h begin to fail,
and the breath to lose its freshness.
and true.
celebrated clue, useful
New named oostoiiices are Etht-1, S irah.
Edi'h. Eve. May. r,nd Violet. There are
also Waybselt. Wildcat, Snortervillc, and
Kemark&ble Iicape.
John Kahn, of Lafayette, Ind., bad a
very unrow escape from death. This is
his own story: "One year ago I was in
the last stages of consumption. Our best
physicians gave rr.y case up. I finally got
so low that our doctor said I could not
live twenty four hours. My friend then
purchased a bottle of Dr. Win. Hall's Bal
sam for the UiDg?, which benefited me. I
continued nntil I am now in perfect
health, bavins used no other medicine."
One of the belles at White Sulphur
springs decorates her pony with red and
white roses.
Opposed to Strong Drink.
"Parker's Tonic is delicious to tbe pal
ate; :t invieorates, but Uoos not promote
a love for strong drink; it cures cougbs
and colds: it purifies tbe blood, thus cur-
icg kidney, liver and lung troubles, and
rheumatism. It should be kept in evetqr
borne." G. H. Sberman, photograph,
Elgin, El. Place it in yours.
Montana, outside its Indian reserva
tions, dm tiu.uuu.uw acres 01 grazing
A nation of housekeepers tell us that
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder is tbe
sweetest, purest, most efficient, and most
wholesome on the American market
With baking powdeis as with drinking
and cooking water, housekeepers go by
experience. The place to prove Dr.
Price's Baking Powder is by true test
me lest ot the oven.
Magnolia Balm
is a secret aid to beauty.
Many a lady owes her fresh
ness to it, who would rather
not tell, and? can't telL
For Heating
Public or Private Buildings.
Furnaces for all Fuels.
For Sale by
may 23-dlaw-pat
For the benefit of suffering humanity, and in
heartfelt graliiude at the womle-ful result. I
deem it only my duty to give tliie un olicited tes
timony in favor of Swift's Specific. My wife has
been f ffiicted. with hereditary Eczema or S It
Rheam from her infancy. It has increased in in
tensity with each fvu'.ceeding spring, and being
somewhat ekilled in med cine myself. I tried
every remedy I couid think of for years Sarea-
parilla combined with e ery form of PotasFiae.
and hundreds of other remedies. ! ions and
aikali washes of every kind known, but they all
gave on!y temporary relief.
D-irinethe ?rinc of 1881 her lower estrem-
iiits became so inflamed and sore that the was
ebliged to keep thtm constantly coated with a
coveriun of "Fuller's Earth"' mised wet and al
lowed to dry on. Among other tnintrs she was
afflicted with a periodical nervous headache, oc
curring regularly every seven a ays, sometimes
followed by an intermittent fever fur week at a
time, so that her Jife became a burden t her.
Thi? spring 1 deteimiued she should take H. S.
S. and follow strictly tbe directions in regard to
doe. diet, etc. This was about seven weeks ago.
After taking the first large bottle the ditea-e
seemed u increase; the burnir,. itchirg and in
flammation became unbearable. She, however,
persevered in the nee of the medicine. After ta
king the tecund bonle the inflammation btgun to
subside. After the tbirh honle the inflammation
disappeare d and sore spots dried up and turned
white and scaly, and finally she brushed them off
in an impalpable w hite powder re- inbliug pure
ait jhe is now taking tbe sixth bottle, three ta
blespoonfu s four timet- daily. Every appear
ance of the disease has gone, atd her flesh is br
cominK soft, white and smooth again ; and wiiat is
more, her periodical headaches nave disappeared
and she is now, at "3 years of age. enjoying The
only good health she "has kr.own frr upwards of
40 years. No wonder i-he declares with ein; has s
thi every bo:t e of S S. S. :s wo.ih a thousand
times its weiilht in cold.
nf tnrtlur information r etf ern'ng hr case
will be chc-rfully given by he: self at her ref
deuce 135 Muliett s'reeT. er bv me.
,KUN P. IlKAOItV, 44 Griswold St.
Detroit, Mich.. May 10. ls"-D.
Ee sure and get the genuine, and setd for Trea
;se on Bieod and 5 kin D'stascs free.
For sale by all dr;:gg;s-s.
Drawer 3, AUant.u Ga.
1j7 Y.i-d S:..N. Y.
tTsed herbs in doctoring the family, and
her simple remedies Vll CUKE in
most cases. Without the use of herbt,
medical science would be powerless;
and yet the tendency of the times is to
negiect the best of all remedies for these
powerful medicines that seriously in
jure the system.
ic 1 combination of valuable herbs, care
tuUy compounded frcm tbe formula cf
a regular Fhyaician, who used thi& pre
fccnption largely in his private practice
with great success. It is not a drink.but
a medicine used by many physicians.
in invaluable for ItY&PEl'SlA,
yiRvors rxHAtsTiox, heak-
XE8S, IXDIGESIIOX. Ce.; andwiuie
curing will no hjirt the ayEtem.
Mr. C. J. Rhodes, a well-known Iron
man of Safe Harbor, Fa., writes:
"My pod was completflv proptrated by fever atd
ifiTie. imume and b&rku tid him no ?xkJ. I
then fur Mishler'e Hirb bitter aod in a ehcxt
tme the boy was quite well."
"E. A. Schellentrager, DnxgglBt, 717
fit. Clair Street, Cleveland, 0., writes :
"Vonr KitterB,I can pay, and do iy, are rre-fcnt-d
hy poiueof the oidefctadmoet promintLt
hyuciaiia in our city."
525 Commerce St., Philadelphia,
Parker's Pleasant Worm Syrup Never Fails
Being tbe vkillbd phj-
Wsiciuie, tvenlt from
F youthful iiidiscrtifin.
A Radical Cure fori
'too frw indnltrenc. nr
' over braB work. Avoid
!:h urpofitionoi f rrtf n
Uous MLKiM for thtae
trputiiet. Git our Frtt
ICircu.sr and Trial Pick
nfr.ar.d learn impoiuul
ffcds before takiitit4
iiwrt tlitwhtre. Take a
CL UKD ihouf-antii, dcci
not interfere with ailen-
Orp-aic Weakness,!
InYoupR A Middles
miflii men.
Trsrco for ovriS;
tiufi to buniwM, or ctim
pt. nor k.ccnvecifEcein
ary way. Foundtd oa
'i..cr.tit? nwaicai prmct
Byd;rerti.r.:ution .0 the max ct oiseu iu
wittcut delay. Thc&aU
ural furctionaof the bu-
Years Br ustiMKANi i
Thousand Cash.
inu. 01 jraiusn. it restored.
7h animaung ftemetia
o? lift, which ha twea
wasted are f 'tven backDd
OceJConth, - 3 cx
Twe xonths. . s.ocJ
. . x pai ;cn i oecomei c heet
ftj I and rmpiily puna boUl
trrrcth aiul aexuai vioii
imtiicuiu, 7.00
r R U Ptar,e? PERSONS Not a ThlM.
it v a
C. P. SWANS03,
Contractor and Builder,
No. 21214th Ave.,
Residence, Ko. S308 Seentli Amine,
Tim TiELi Juki 1. 1884,
Fs-' Sxrssiici Mail,.... SH. m
orniig Express, 8 :iQ a. m.
t a? Ksrjreps in-i?,.
. k
N ght Express 9:55 p.m
Limited Express .. 11:15 p.m
4 it t.
its.- XTj-ren 6:20 a.m.
ifbt Express ?:(jo p. m
N Pi'' PfPMU T-Mn n.
Limited Express S.!5a. m.
Albert Les Expres :40 p.m.
Express 8 30 a. m.
Ucpot, JVomie Aveaw.
G'-r,?ra! Strp't, Gen. Titket 4 ps.' ,
J. . COOK, Agent. Rnrk
St. Loni. Expres? e so a. m.
iTfrliTlf. PpShPTlPPr '"LI a h
6:50 a i
: F.
3:!T. i
Sterling AccGEQiQodatioii.il :3U a. k.
St. Louis Fast Ex 8:9) r. a.
Dtnver A Kan. Citr Ex.. . .4:00 r. m.
Tt T 1 a .r
Leaves e:15sm Arrire...
" Il:i5pm '
. Acccm. 9:00 p m " ,.,
Ft. Accom 9:J0am
t I a
E. 1). if. BOLMSS, Arnt,
?tt Express 8:45 a.m.
!til ai:d Ex.... 1:30 r. a.
Axcoinmc litit'ioi), 7;ifj p. .
W'ajr Fre:gbi 6:00 a. a.
Depot Twentieth street.
' T.t
3 ...,
. 9:10 A. M.
. 4:00 r a
I Kirn, j,fi
S:15. f .
ccommoda ion...
ass gT. pAUL.
It owns aEd operates nearly 5,000 nine? of it
cicghly equipped road in lliibois, Wisconsin let
Minnesota and Dakota.
It is the Sliort Line and Best Route be
tween ail principal points in the North
west and Far West.
For meps, time tatles. rates of parage m,
freight, etc.. aj.pij to itie nearest siatjor. trn
of the Chicaeo, Milwaukee & St. Paul Kai:m r
to any railroad agent anywhere in the Vii'.t
Males or C anada.
General Manager, Gen. Pass. Tk: if.
Ass't Sen"! Manager. Ass'tGen. Pas.
Mu-wavrie. Wisconsin.
For notices in reference to Special lit::
skins, changes- of time, and other items of litrv
in connection with the t hicato, Milwaukee 4 ::
I'aul Kaiiwiiy, please refer to Uie local coiner
ibis caper.
Tramp leave hock I1rlC
4.00 a. m. Why Freight.
6.45 Far-T Espros.
1.40 p. m. Mai sue Espreps
i.bO ' Through Freight and Acccie&u'lV..::.
Trains arrive at Rock Inland:
3.30 a. k. Throcgb Freight and Acccn-ircja::-.!
t2.45 p. m. Mai. aid fcsprtte.
5.10 ' Fast Esjrt-sif.
4.0 - Way Freight.
The Fast Exrr.xis. Waving Rock Ib-ari
. m. arrive? at Peoria f . n... at prm.'it.:
4.5 p. ni.. a; Ptcatar i.OOp. m., J&ckoDh:e " i
p. in., Alton 7.2& p. ic.. fcst Louis p. 12.. "
Terre Haute n.t-5 p. m.. The Same Dat. Uz.u
'.fait1 he Bect KLd uicejest tolu 10 a:) :v
southeast. 1 he 1.30 p.m. train makes close ccnrerTioi
5a:va with C. E. & Q. for poiLt? west: a:r.v
Ga3etburg &x 4. '5 p. m.. al Bnrliijfrton 6.4H p. a...
Keokuk 10.25 p. n aud at yuircy 10.05 p. m.
Arrivistr at Peoria at p. m., mnkir.:
:onnt'CtioL with tbe 1. B. fc W. aud T. h
fv-r liiiiiitmpoiit?. conLecting there with b..'.
-.rafi:s for :hc eat aca ?o;r.,j,
-Mr i 'ow by auv ott-t r roti'e.
Geti'l Stipt. 4eil T:. .".t".
The 0 S' p. m. Aceuainjodati( 0 !ettve tr;.
erc";.t -oi city,
Tho Line selected fry the VS. Ccv
to carry the Fast Maii
Th Onl Thrcuch Ln; with ita own ttck.
E'thar b wi of r-aia PociC.c Juca-. it'-t'
rvaMfc CiTy, it tiEttrte !( ot f. O'eir ; 1
H 1 1 ur it 1 ft vi ajiecnnCI.
t. l. , ... - . m.A It'1
..,1,1 va-'i'i 1 -is id in.iF n p'-s't t , - -H
runs .-y (By in 1,3m ore to Tf'.fc f'
quipp.il ti.-c.t; tti, c.t ,is cwi uttt C.e'
Chicago and Denver,
Chicago and Omaha,
Chicago and Council Bluff'.
Chicago and St. Joseph.
Chicago and Atchisor
Chicago and Kansas City,
Chicago and Topeka,
Chicago and St. Louis,
Chip.nn nnrt DubuQUSi
Chicago and Sioux C!
Peoria and Council Bluffs,
Peoria and Kansas City,
Peoria and St. Louis,
St. Louis and Omaha,
St. Lculs and St. P"
St. Louis end Rock Island,
St. Louis and Chicago,
Kansas City and Denver,
Kansas City and St. P
Kansas City and Omaha,
Kansas City and Burling"",
Direct CoriMrtion md. M Mch ct rtt Jf C,i?Jt
witti Through Ttint 10 tnd ttom fcirtl 1""'
brMch.i. J(,
A McH Of lU Mr.t.1 EMUm Kid 71,1
connctt i Grni Orkm Dtpott with Thtoul "T
nd trom .11 poinll In th. Unit.d i'..'.' v -
S11 Francises, Portland and City of lg
ForTiekota, Rata, Gntral Informal on, tc .
mm ortnf?o kou, can on ary i r-
Unttad SlatM at Canaha. at addraat
a.-i r it r..'i Pan-
sm vnn 1 mvmKv, w ' -
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