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ANTS AS FIGHTERS.
THE TINY WAfiniORS ARE PBHOCIOUS
IN BATTLE.
tin Vlelniia Are Tlief Tlinl Itven llir
l.nrWoat Alilmnla llitre Nut Mmrl
Tli I'm In Cmiiliht A Mnn WIihhi
Tlii-tr tllira Slmlc n llitvlnu M mi I II it.
I ah turn of nix A trwi-buM minora
Kim wet routed fnim llKflr rtimi by n
i iuvIhn nut nrmy." Mill n rwliihiK
fxpirt wlm lately arrirwl from Vmu-
uimiIii "U'm mlnMlml I m Tuft, IIib It
vnder without making a light, mill r.
I w.i K-xxl reoeoiis. In the Hint pbinn
wo Mould bare m$ the wnfat of two
em-uunter, and. Secondly, we know
(lint If wo tut thorn nlutiu they would
do tM good aorvle.
"Shortly after dawn ono Monday mr
native cook burst In iihii us with tliu
news (hut mi woro about to ho attack
(41 Uy mi Bnny of num. Wo ImO hoard
anntlKli it I wilt nut nrinlea to know
vflml tit lie. Wo arose hastily, nml ev
ery otllico of prorlslnus tlmt wiih not
settled In can m In Jam wus hurriedly
pllml on n lalil. tho four log of whldh
woro humors! hi iih many Imslns of
M'utor. livery iiihiiu.ivci' tlmt In knott'u
(0 the armies of clvlllxed humans you
may wifely expect front an nut nntty,
bill tho llttlu lilnck wurrlorx linvo tiovor
Umnod to awlm. Our provision thus
pratoeled, wo left tho vamp to Itself
anil wont out to ivcnnuoller for tlto In
rotters nml In watch their uswiult
from n distance Tho nrmy was mak
lilK fnlr tltuo. An Irregular nteh of
black 10 font wlil nml double nH long
wan awarmlnR atewllly toward our
camp. Ah tho nrmy wnii In no wny
dlsttirlwd hy our pitmence It wmi hm
sjlile to uiinmoh ltd linos closnly.
There tit II h t have Ihioii mllllnim uniii
Millions of llltlf Milieus luurchlug hip
to A I til IliHUl IIIIII'cllOll till) lufltl'
or. on wont tho uniiy. up tho pouts
of Ilic cnmpiiiiil tlii'ii wlihlii.
"Ohco within, thu iiriuy spread Itaolf
n nil directions, forming hundreds of
Utile attacking sirtle. Tho oniup was
an old ml in Ihntehed nffnlr nml ho In
foaled with scorpions, eontlpeds nml
Spider Hint wo hnil been on tho (mint
Of destroying It. Now, however, tho
itiMM limit come mill would clean liomto
for tin, and therefor thoy woro wol
Oflliii'. Tho nuta swarmed up tho Jolsta
nml tliu dry leafy walls, nml wherwvor
then- wan a sphlur or it bug thoro won
n brief tuaslu nml n dum) foo. Miif
Ihoro vm hlRKor jinuio In atoit for tho
Invniloix
"Tho iitnr Iwltlo wnn with on hit
iuoiiw ooiitlpoil. (1110 of tho lilululi
gray kind, nbuul hovoii IuvIii'n Iiuik nml
am lilu nrniiml iin your inlddlo Mnjif.
llt diirtod out of it holo lllcii u liliiu
MriWk, ovlili'iitl.v tnmtltiK to hU nnyi
nml mipciior Mtviiiiih to run UiroiTijIi
Mio ciii'iny' raiikx. Hut ho didn't k
three (Cot U'foro ho wiim Htuppod. AiiIh
lltnrnlly ootori'd lilin. Ho tuniod on
hluikelf nml awopt tlii'iu from IiIm Intel;,
hut hofore ho hud koiio uiiiithcr threo
twl ho wiih hurliil hi'iienth nuottinr
:iv:irui of IiIh plucky nnxalliiutH. And
thou tn'can u llchl tu tho iloutli. AkiiIii
nml n Kill n ho Nui'pt hid tormoutiirri
from litre Imek whllo fruin nil Mdos
hitrrleil MtivuuiM of antH to Inko tho
lilne.i of fiilh'ii cfiiumiliw. Tho wrls
ylltiK of tho lilx follow Iiik'iiiiio Iom rlo
ioiit nn tho flxlit proiireDsoil, ami 11 nit t
ly, nflor uu olTorl. which I well Imon
wn it ilipcntte (nut oiio, ho loitiiilnml
atilct whllo whnt 111 I lo llfo wiih loft In
tIIm wnn liltten out of him. letter, when
(he nrmy hnd retrontod nml whim wo
lint! HWopt up tho cenllpudM nud hoop
ploua nml lluinlri nml n tnmntuln
which tho nut nrmy hud vumiulxliod,
wo put tho hero of tho Mm Imttlo un
der u ipmrlx iiiHculf.vUiK glnnn. Tho
IkhIIok of dead nutn ittlll t'liui),' to tholr
foo. I'rotii IiIm Uiek, from IiIh Iuk.
from wherorpr thoro miih n elinnoo for
n hold, tho IhhIIoh of uutri dniiKlod, hold
Iiik on, 1 mipHxo, liy their tooth.
"I'orhnpK you woudur whnt would
linppdti to n mini who would tindor
toko to IlKltt nu nrmy of nutH, moium
liiK. of coiirw, tbnt tho man rolliHi on
IiIh unttinil iiiohiih of dofoiiMo-hlH
Jtnmlrt nul foot. I inn lioat lllmitrnto
that by tho mro Hlnry of uu iiiifortu
Ditto who wnii liroimht to n lnwillnl In
Ouinwtn uhortly bvforp my roliiiii
liowo. Tho lunii wan a i-ihiIIo who hud
workttd on n ouoou plantation In n orook
not far from (.'nrnptiH. Kollowlm,' u
hjihlt of moiiib of Ida countryman, tho
osello, itwlMK to the hant. hnd loft Ida
cntnp nml atrotchiHl hlmai'tr mi Out
ground to iap dtitdooro. ISxnctly
iVIutt followtHl no tliu can any with cor
nlnty. I'rojiumiihly ho waa aurraumlod
anil envarwl liy uu nrmy of nutH lw
foro he nwakonml. At dawu tho ahrlokk
nuil orlaa of n innn In aKony aroual
(lib UtfnatfR of tho oniup, who rati out
to lunrn the ontiM.
'Tim man vrm KtliMilatliiK wlliJf
and anllltiK for help, wltllwl It o,ulrni
wl ami wrtthatl nml ulappud IiIh faoo
a)Hl nock ami rht ami laga In n iiind
ctfert lo rlap hluiaolf all over at one'.
Jle waa Htamllnic In tua inldat of an
arm' of auu and waa too diatractol
.with mln to run away. Then b dhl
(xxnctly what n imiithar or laoimixl doan
Sflicn be U IwIuk ovaraoma. T)m nmh
lltrow hlwlf to the ground to roll hU
tBtWMler to death. A aiHgle aetlvo
whllo wan eotild haro mv Uie ioor
wrateh. hut tho fctitnoliwJ, barolrywl
coalhw tin rod not. or thought not. of
rawHH. while tho vlttw lilwhclf wan
ipo (inmwl with agony to took otbr
tltau lustitut relief. Kroui a allcbt Hr
aemtl oxiMrionro I know the mar fol
low trail liuniliiK lit u lire whlalt would
take houri te kill him.
Ml'lualy a liynUmler tenalnad bin
wit ami rttMkMl lulu the whlal of the
nmiy awl draffawl the wan a ft or bliti
ami lbnw biw Into Ik rroofc. Tlw
roiMit' eoaw toe lata. Tbe vlettiu Ik,
oaiM HHWMwkMia. Ilia rotvoty. brown
al'jn wm h (rfak iiiaaa of raw blien
yhH bf mm to too koaptial. I e wa
yaWMl M awl foot, u miulai-. hMn
toMttooooa sol loo waa that ho waa bo
uu oatrn by nut."-Kew York Sua.
UTILIZING THE GOUT.
It Ha l'niifr lo Unollin (tie Man
Willi n Crnckail Nttoe.
"Kvrry now nml thuu," anld n mnti
of tnoilerate meant. "aninethlUK hap
iohr to remind me thnt I nut only n
iwvlre In tho art of Ufa. Tor liiMmiro,
iny aliooa ware woarltiff out, nud III olio
of tliom thoro wn nu ualy eraek In tho
top. If tltero Ik one thln mom dla
IHrtiliiK to me ttian another, It U tho
Nlfht of u ahoi on one of my foot with
n halo In Hip lop. Hut I had not tho
money wherewith to liny another (talr,
nml. though It may worn rltllctilotw, I
iDitlilu't very well niare tho iiinrter
tltut It would eiwt for a iKitcli, to any
tmthliiK of the fuel Hint n puti'liitd ahw
la little I os uimlKliily lit my oyos thml
(die with it holo 111 It.
"U'ulklUK. Ill tlilM prtHlleniuout. olio
day, 1 met a friend, Ihmi tnontta, m
faniH i know, woro tittle, If any, ki
er than my own. lltt now lutil In the
top of one of hi trimly hhtekotl kIioo
it carvftdty rut nuinil hole. Mluco I hnd
litNt fouu him he hud npiwreiilly prna
pored eiiiitisli lo liaro arot tho KOtit, n
fiiot mi wtilc-h I vonttirtal to coinuiout.
" 'Wliy,' ho aald, 'you can Kt praetao
ly the miiiie kind of trout with u Htlr
of ahoars.' And then ho mulled. I to
atwiiyn wna itlltho nud Rny, uo nmlter
whnt bolldwl.
"Well, when t cot homo I oulnrgtHl
that holo In the top of my h1kv to thu
Hire nud I'eHpoctHhlllly of it coiit open
Iiik. ami now, when I go down lit tho
moriilUK on tho elevated, I don't hold
tlmt foot with tho broken ilino curled
timlor the nent, Imett of tlto other nukle,
aa thotiBli I hud u curloiiH luililt that
way, but I place It buhlly out lu front,
nud I rend the paper with tho nlr of n
innn who In koIiij; down town with bin
htirphiN InlorcNt money to tnku a llttlu
Dior In HtiK'k.i."-ClileH)fo lttler Ooenu.
AWED BY THE AUTKORS.
Hut tlx nuil lit- Mr. Wllllnni lut
()rr UlN Tliuldllr,
Monte day Hirbuw .lonao I.,vncli Wll
llntiiM amy follow hU liook uC iiowhhi
per Htorloa with hoiiio HkolchoH of iiuik
anlne utltco llfo. lie him had export
viioeti, nud ho cuti wrlto thorn,
Iluie Ih oiio of thoin:
"Whuu I flmt went to Hcrlbuot'n
MiiKaxIno," bu Mild, "I wnn n wntklmt
lull noailiiii point. Tho editor would
toaa a letter ncroas tho tablo Jimt lllto
ii I'omiuoii ploco of nper, Hiiyluj;
'Jldro'fl n luttor froci KIplltiR. U'h nil
HkIiI.' It mlcht iih well linvo boon, it
tmto from bin tailor.
"1 Blood by nml Nhlrorod nt tho kac
rltoKo. Ami tho typowrltmul Thuy
would pound out letter to Meredith,
-Jtocktoii, JnuioK, ItowelU nml Kip
line Juki aa they mllit linvo done to
ino, without oliuncliiK a feu turn or
jiibNliiK n .piiiietuntlou mark, uud I
marveled at tliulr mirvo. Ono day it
htotit, mhldlo itKod iiinti brtiHhud by mo
In thu olllco. Vo bi'KRvd eneli othor'a
pntdou.
" 'Hold on a minute,' railed tho odi
um '1 want to speak to you, llowoll.i,'
" 'In thut IIowvIIb?' 1 UbUcd tbo oflloo
hoy.
" 'Huro.'
"'.Mr. llowcllaV
"yi-H.' ; v;: .
"Mr. W. Ih IIowollH?
" 'Cort.'
" 'Mr. William Dwm llowollr
" 'The an hip.'
"And I Htiftly ciireaxod tho aloevo that
tho novullHt had brushed acnlmt as If
It had been touched hy a saint. Hut
nflor nwhllo tho foollnc of nwo woro
off. Wo deal In nuthorx. Tltnt'a our
IiiihIumh." I'bltftdtlphln tiaturduy
Uvetiliid Post.
A LOVBIt'S FA P. E WELL
A Uiilniililunpn,
"Aro you atiHriitlttouy" anld oiui
youiiK lady tn another lu n conndntlnl
chat.
"No; tlmt la, 1 never was until yoa
torday. A very HtrmiKo HiIur occurred
to a friend of initio then, nud now 1
do not know whether I nut diiperHtl
ttous or not. It happened lu HiIn way:
Hlio mill I woro hltilnff In hor room,
and slto va tolling mo tho detail of
hor marrhiKo ouRiiKouiuut, which bad
been broken oir tlmt very day. Whllo
alio wn talkliiK alio rnUfd her loft itiin
nml throw It oror tho buck of tho elmlr
where cite wna Hilling, uud aa who did
eo a honvy link bracelet fell to tho
lloor. It whh hor onsnKoment brace
let uud hnd boon lockod nu Iter arm
for more than a year. How or why It
enmo unfnatoiiH) I do not know."
Detroit I'ree l'iua.
Kanmn Ilimliiiiii1.
A woman taken trot ooiiHolatloti In
thltiklns thnt wiitte day whwi alio la
In Id lu tbe cold, cold Kmuiid her hua
Iwud will wlh ho had her hack to tell
her bow aorry he la Hint ho treuted hor
no iitw u. Hhe liuHKlttoa him weepliiK
orer tlw ami uud wIhMuk bo could aee
her, If only for a uioineiit, to nak her
forulvoueai. ltut be will net appear In
auch n acene. On (he contrary, ho will
probahly bo ebaalua; after front e other
" owaa. AtebUei Ulobo.
Illu Xiuirr,
Ono of tbe laraeet ami moet oumlior
Home forms of money Is found lu Con
tral Afrtea, where tbe native ttso a
iruciruriii liwot of copiwr ero over 10
iHcbMi long. It la Umvy enough lo lie
a forttiblable weapon.
Natal'a bliMtMtMMtto are extluet.
Tbo hut herd taa rutectml by the
Koreruuiftit uu n rwMirrntloii near I3tit
ban. but dhl at iiiuob damaao to tbe
numHiMdlHg augar plautattoiw tbnt or
der wore Kltrau to Itave It deaiiwywl.
'VUa yreoeutnihin of tbo frowlmii of n
eity or borouiik In Hnaktwl Ih now h
morv cooiplluii'ui. wblt'b dooa not oon
fr any iibat-4Ullal or exceptloiial prlr
itiav. HiKirilx imed t sli 1 at H dale
frara I .. Uof iateud ujr toe
Uukf i.f Vnrk, aftartrurd Jam if.
0a. larrm, nt lUtllftf,
llnr iu Hi tivti MX,
Thwti I $it u ltk fMt -fmln
Am! nl ny (run fmt nnr.
I W ImiwI ilwt Um I eniht In
Ati I know I hii lot In ftm ltu
ti "loit twtcr awfe."
Yrt I i I'M taat mi itiwia
In ifi tu imlf twl hH,
IW I Mll bar Imtm It UIMf,
HwviIi II tn4 Wan hint in tu.
1( JtW IrKl Blrt tnl4 HH Ifllt
Ihil rwtr Mt w itun Itt tjt,
I iketiw ml Mri kaena lh( ejr
lbit cnuliii Biy htrt t4f.
Vit, why ibtuM t rkly MaM ;eti
fl U Ihvofliti In utf Iwnii fyl
Tr'J inr.eHn ImhI biml thai lid m
Ti Im ra I J.
Ami wnr I mint lil'U my uttnrr,
ii I did mt Imw brluft,
Ami t It wr In tlUiiK
T W tpokin of lit HMfc
lf ttow I know I t.i Hat
TVt hf that nl ltrt iMh rbl,
ltl I writ HII my ItM hmMi
Ta mWr blr my wit
ll llilkr JHll faoif,
And Inrtf miy ll UrrHthl ttAm
On IN IiIim tt t It in rtiownf
II Mill brtm M nmr on inlrn,
Mitt l itrtth hti rtbhnl tm,
IV thtn I wild Iin ;ou (till.
mwld hiTt Hmfd nif
To k nllli i tlioner will.
Kow Ii my dftiin but trrw,
And My hMrt lulh win l hin,
ItHMtmbttlnit tin rniftjr pfwulat
AmI th It Hut wi mI n mdi-
Itai(rabf1 tU st
Tint hrMldit I frultlen hi tln,
Aixl th ltl thnt I UM Itt in hour
I Md It I ltd loit It main,
t HttHaikni my Mul'a Wit trriiuro
' drift on ltttHUii tM
1 lr KU"fMl llft't Utrcit Mi9tn
Ttmrt Hill turn no fruit te mt,
C l I'nnm.
A SOLEMN OCCASION.
The Only Interview Iluclinnnn Had
'Willi Ilia Vie I'realilenl.
Vlco l'rexldotit Stovomton lined to tell
a Ntory which .lolii) (i. llrouklurldco
hud tohl him to lllttitrato tho ti-adltlon
al rolatloiiM botween tbo prcsldout nud
thu mini whoso principle biislucsa It la
tu watt for tho ptooilhlo death of tho
pronlduut, In order thnt ho may tnku
tho proithieul'ri ultnlr.
Jlrocklurhljfo aald Hint Ilucbannn
never consulted him about nny Impor
tant itmttcr, nltlioiiRh an a Konttieklnn,
liiivlr ; tho eontldeiico of most of tbe
southern lonilurn, he felt that his nil
vlco inlKht at tlnicH hare been vnlttabU
to the proahlotit. Ill tbo early fall of
1SG0, wlion Huchnnnu'a term was near-
.Iiir nu and, atiild tho Kntherlm: clouda
of wnr, Mcc rrcHldunt Hrccklurldeo
lecolved nu urgent mtmmons to tho
Whllo UotiMo. 1 lu roNpomlutl nt once,
thinking thnt nt btnt the pir.ililetit
.ranted his adrlro on the tuouivlitous
iuettloiiH then petidlni;. When lie nr
rived he wan nIiowii Into tho presi
dent's room, nml Mr. Huchnnnn, who
wns nlone, culled bis private secretary
ami luMrictod hlttt to neo Hint thoy
wcro not dlNturbed by uuybody diulnc
tho Important couferuueu which was .to
follow.
When the private Decretory hnd with
drawn, the president uulockrd the pri
vate drawer In his dcd, took out a
mnmtscrlpt, cat dowu with itrcnt HO'
lumully, nml until to Vice l'rcnldont
Ilrecklurldtc Id his most linpresHlvo
innnner, " I want to read you the draft
of my Thnnksglvluir day proclamation
ami to Ret your oplulon of It."
Tho vice president controlled his fa
cia) inuscli i. llNtemid respectfully nud
ferlously indo some complliumitnry
reiuarlis ntotit the Important docu
ment, nud, with Ida customary cour
tesy, bowed mid smiled IiIh wny out front
tho only Interview to which ho wiih
ovar Invited hy rreeldeut lluelmnan.
lloHton II em Id.
IN A BLAZE OF GLOti?
THE DRAMATIC EXIT OP OLD CAP
FROM LIFE'S 8TAQE.
lie V'orUrtl dm llrocrr,
A true story of n doff found Rullty
of obmlulpiT Roods timlur false pro
teusos lias heon recently told. The
tinlmnl Is tery foud of cmckors, and
has been tn unlit by Ills owner in K"
nfter them himself, citrrylug a wrllteu
order lu 111- noiiHi. Day nfter day bo
appeared n die nrocer's', bringing bis
master's or- ts for ernckors until tho
clerks became careless about reading
the document. One day tlio.niAii canto
lu uud complained that lie bad been
clint-god for much more crackers than
ho hnd ordered. Tbwro was tpilto n
llxputo over It, uud tho next Htno tbo
iIok cattle In tho Krocor took tho troublo
to look nt tho paper. It wiih blank;
uud further Invostltmtlou idiowcd Hint
whenever tb doR felt it cruvlUR for
crackers be hunted up n . ploco of pnpur
and trottoO off to tbo grocery Htoro.
Atbttttn Uonstltuttou.
lli-KHluu Lvtlrra for the llleli.
A lady llrlng Imhi titan n day's Jour
itey from Now York had tho curiosity
the "titer day to make certain ctilcula
Hons tu order to i-eo how lttri;o it part
of her pruiwty she would linvo hnil tn
Mserlllce bud who Rmuted till the re
IU sts inntlo fur money within n period
of -IS days. Hhe kept all the Imailnff
letters reeolvwl dtitlus: that time, add
ed t Retlior the nmouuta they nskml
for ami then discovered that hail Hhe
granted each individual rtriiiust for
money abo wnukl bare disbursed fl.
tKJU,0Oa Ami this, be It remembered,
In n abert perled of six weeks. Mar
iter's lluztir.
Our llltr lltuia.
The Inrxest projectile for the 13 Jgt'h
tbe lurceat ruii mounted uu tho wnr
alllps of tbe Unltfd Htntes navy. Is Mtfc'
feet Iouk uud weluhs 1.1IX) pouiHls.
'ilte projoctlle tmvuls VJ feet before
It leMvos tie muMle af the ruii, and lu
that dUhiiico la aet iuvoIvIiik at tK
speotl of TA revolinloiis iter aeoaml.
The iltlluK Inside of tbo truu enslfs
of 9U spiral KmovoM, cut tiiio-twetitlell)
of nu Itii-b deep at toe bora
I'll iielarcil,
Siwo!it-ltatl my tiro puuetunat
tbU USBflllHiC.
Oueii I Vou tbiti'l any o7 Mow did
it mr m
8H'm Let IC Ilea In ii ln.iiL'- cohh
try ) H4M 4a.Ut '!:' ror), f 0 nio.l
-Throat Wtrw,
lln Mvrd n M'llil Mfo and AVitnlea at
AVIIil llrnlli, noil He Hiiniiiinnuil n
Wild Atiitlrno lo Hro Mini lift Ilia
filial Wllil .rl,
"Tbo IntiRliiR for tho center of tho
slafo exists not ouly in thu ceulora of
civilisation," anld a man who hnd koiio
went, inntlo IiIm pile lu idIiiIiir nud
come Imtik tu ijay bliuNulf. "You'll
lliul It up In thu ItoelitiK umoiiK tho
Imrtlost, tuuRhest olllxons thut over
lmmlletl a pick or shut n bear. Tho
itiolodmmntlc litstltiet Is tnlithty strong
In must men. ami the Rlnro of the atl
plittii Is viiRcrly soiiRht nfter by iininy
ivl,tfl wutt't admit It. I know nil old
ninn out lit Arlxottn some ycttra ngo
who was one of this kind. Ho was
nbout thu uiost 'dou't Ivo n darn' cuss
I over know. Ho lived up In the moun
tains, about ten miles buck of Tucson,
fill by hlmsolf.
"How ho mnunued to llvo 1 nover
know, but ho Hueittod ooutonted. His
ovll deeds novor suemcd to worry him
nny, nml tbo Lord knows bis record
was black ououuh. Ho hnd been a
Krcflt Run llRhtor In bis time, nnd even
In the days I speak of It wouldn't do to
trend on bis tues. Ho loved to tell of
bis wild llfo, nud tho frankness with
which ho related his somewhat quos
tlounlilo esenpiiiles i initio hint nu excel
lent oiitortnluur If you didn't happen
to feel sijueaiiilsh. Hiicnmlsuuuss Isn't
a common fault out that wny, nml
everybody know nml liked Ohl l!np
that'a whnt they culled lilui except
the few who hail been lu trottblu with
hint nt otto tltuo or uuothor.
"Now, no one over HiourIU thnt Old
Cap was spectacular. Ho was Hie last
ninn un earth who would be HioiiRht
llkoly to witnt tlto (-enter of tho stiiRe
for nuy of his utttuts. llul bo did, nud
tho climax of bis life, was woro pyro
tuchuloal than tiny mutt's 1 ever got
mixed up with. Ho certainly did ro
out lit a bin id of idory. It nil happen
ed nbout sevou yours iiro. 1 was In
Tucson. A tot or us.liojs were slttliiR
nt'ouml In front uf it Rlumlll oiio nfter
tioou, Just tnlkltiR nbout HiIiirs lu noli
oral. Our horses wore tied lu tho yard
at the back. It wan n mlRlity lino day,
Just warm oiioiirIi for nolld comfort
out of doors, nud with tho sky ns clear
as absolute dryness could timko It. It
was one of these tlnys, you know,
when you throw your chest out nml
coiiprattilate yourself on bolus nllvo.
"As I was siiyliiR. wo all snt on eiisy
wicker chairs, titlkliiB nml wlilttll'u' I
reckon, whou down the street came a
10-yenr-old Imy rldlnc u broncho. We
recosnlzed blm us a youiiRster who
lived a couple of miles this side of Old
Cap's ou tbo Hume trail. He rode rlbt
tip to where wo wore slttiUR nud rolled
otT bis horse, with his eyes a-popplu
nud his breath n-puutlUR.
"'What's the matter, bub'' nsked u
tail Texan, who wn lu tho party.
" 'Old t'ap says t' como rlxltt up t'
his tlace rljltt off an fetch nil tit' men
yer kin rU. Tb' Injuns Is cumin!'
"Tho ItidlmiH were itlwnyi; llablo to
bust loose and do somotliln;; nobody
stupocted, so wo cot our horsas out It i
n jury and started up the trail to stive
Old Cap. Thoro were about a dor.on of
us, nnd wo had our WlnclieUera nnd six
shooters with us. When wo cot near
to Old Clip's wo slowed up u bit nud
bognn to look pretty sharp fur Indians,
but not a slgu of u redskin could wo
see.
" 'We'll bo In time, boys,' said tbo
Toxtiu, who wis lendltiR the baud. 'ICf
wo Ret to Old Onp'it cabin we klu stand
ofT n pretty smart lot.'
"Old Cap's cnbln was situated lu n
clenrliiR otf the trail around a bend,
with bleb rocks IiIiIIiir It tiutll you
entile out lu tho open. We roncht d thu
turn lu snfety and Htvept nruiiud It nt
full Riillop, Tltero wo saw, llrst of all,
tho llttlo cabin look Ins iih suufr as
usunl, nud thou wo noticed Old Cup
slttliiR nstrldo n kcR nlmut ten feet In
front of his door. His blR, Rruy som
brcio wits cocked tu one ;'Mi, uud thu
red w-n'rf about Ids neck riivo It I ill the
look of a sIiiro hero of the plnllis. Ho
hnd heard our liorsoa' hoofs bentltiR
thu rooky trail before wo wheeled Into
vlow, ititii ho was rondy for us. Wnlt-.
lug until we bad coiuo within 7S ynrds
of li i in. ho lifted I:In but nud moved 1t
nbovo bis bend with n hoarse, wild
yell. As I think of It now It sounded
like tho ory of n madman. Then ho
reached Into bin lHickct ami drew forth
n match. This be drew ontefitlly nuross
it rock wbloh was within roach of the
kiR UH)ii which he snt, um) anvlug It
from the breese until It was wifely
llrbte ho hiwiuhI his lega nud drtipped
It Imtweon them.
"There wna it yellow puff of Hittoko
thiRoil with n tlaab of ml. nml thou n
terrlllc roar. Old Cap's lily How sky
ward, uud whwi (uime down It didn't
look Ilka n human IhjIur's. Ho Imd
Iwoji alttltiR uu a keR of iHiwdor ami
bad delllM'rately blown himself up.
funny thlu for n mail to do, waan't
It? Ob) Rap nptiareiuly gut tlrwl of
life mid decided to kill himself. Ho
wanted an audlauuo. o be sent tba
kid out tn drum oue up. He ot what
b witiiietl. but It WHaii't a vary syitipa.
t be tie one. Men don't po iBtwb en sjusb
out there, and the Texan wna u little
sore nbout V'ae trlir. we'd Itatt pktyeil
oil us. He IhImiI tu siraluhleti out the
cot I sat, uud tlieit ha uat tlowp ou u
bovrblsr and eased nt It,
"'Well.' be said Dually. cortnluly
dkl ulve btiitaeir it atHal send oil? And
tin- ivat of the gnux MUtfawotl IoihI
MMOiRb lo atari the oelupe iLwn lk)i
valhry.
Hw It 114 nil pri'liy littm.iu when
you ii en' i t 1 1 lit ..r . obi Cop Imd
the L '.net i'i ;he Hietfe m lirn Mi,- rut
tali, ill"" i d in . til', -inili' tiiv ii, ii
JtiJIJIJIIiaLyjLJIiLUJ'JJ
THE STANDARD YAROSyiGK.
Years of attittr and ItaoernM
Wrj Neovaanrr lo Prodo.ee It,
"People who handle flid yardstick
fjnvo but llltlo lilim of tbe years pt
iitttdy and cxiHtrlmeuts thnt were nee
tissary to secure thu stiiiiilnrd yniil
ittwisuio," observetl an oljlcltil of tho
coast survey.
"l)lv$, a Amicus Hcieullst, inndo tho
llrst stamlanl ynttl lu 1700, but the
KiirUsIi ynverument tlhl rutf ietfitlke It
until Iirj4. Ton yonrs nfleiwnrd,
when the house of parliament lu liu
dou wna destroyed liy tlto, tho stand
nrd yard waa lost, nml KtiRlaml wits
apiln without it standard yard of
leiiRth. Hhcepsbaiihs noxt intiilo n
stnudard measure, wltlelt tho Kitsllsli
Rovurnmuut uilopt-il, nnd, so Hint t
could lint bo itHitln destroyetl by
fire, four nutborlztMl copies woto made
of It Olio of thoio was deposited III
thu royal mint, nuuthur Itt tho Itoynl
Hoelety, another In the observatory at
Oreeitwlch, and tho' fourth was Im
bedded lu the walls of tho ttow house
of parliament.
"Tbo stnudard ynrd measures which
aro owned by tho Rovoriiuiuut aro cop'
les of tho orlRlunl, ono of which U
owned by tb const survey. Tho Unit
ed Httttos naval observatory tins ono
also, Tho dttllcncy of Its coustnjutlo'j
tuny bo Rntbeicd by tho fitbt tb ni it
ubuiRo of tiiiKrntiifo nf oiie-biin-tlredth
of a decree of Kntironbult hits
been found to proiltico it seunlblo ctfoct
on the lunctli of the bar. -
"The coploa of the statulnrd arc
miulo of hronzu, for ttic reason Hint
rotiflo Is loan nffectod by toiiiponiture
th'iin'uuy distinct or hIurIo metnt.
"The cost of tho construction of, thy
original Htmulurd ynnl mensure In
volretl tho labors or llltd uud M us
slslnuts for nearly six yonrs. Hhecpn
Imitlfs was it years In prtMluclux tbo
auetinite copies which bu inntlo from
Hlrd'H orlRlual inetifiuicmcnts." Wash
lURtou Htnr.
WHAT MAKES SUCCESS.
li'a the Sinn, Nn llir Jab'i'hero Aro
I'liNallilliilua In Uvci-rthlnw.
"Vo lire forover roIur to boflu work
In onrnest tomurniw," Mid Mr. Stay
bolt, "and we tiro never hmHniIciI with
tho Job we've Ritt, nnd wo perform the
labor Involved In It III only n half heart
ed manner, but wo nro roIiir to work
In deml curnes't when wo Ret n Job to
suit us.
"The fact Is Hint tomorrow, when wo
i;ot to It, will bo to us us today Is to uj
now; wo sliuu't feci any more like
work. Aud Hint other Job, when wo
come lu actual contact with It uud sou
It closo nt hand, won't suit us any bet
ter than tho one we've xot now dous. "
"The truth Is that we nro dnwdlera
uud shy of work nud trying to Ret
it Um r Just as easy uu wo can. Wo bate
to pitch In nml i;o at lit Inns.
"The time for us to work lu now, not
tomorrow, ami the Job for uu to collar
Is the ono wo'ro cot. Hound that up lu
style, do tbo work completely aud thor
ouvhly, and you'll bo ufcloulshcd lo Hud
how you'll bring It out nud what
ohaneon thoro nro In It. Aud every
body thnt knows nbout your tvovfc or
lu lu nuy wny couoorncd or nffootod by
It, an It Is done woll or 111, will be de
lighted to soo It woll done evcrybotly
likes jto dee n Job, whatever It Is, well
dune ami pleated with tho door, nud
there's money lu It ovory time.
"It Isn't the Job that makes success;
It's thu man, nud don't you foi-Rut It."
New York Sun.
An ItieltlnR Ail venture.
I bad uu exelthiR itilreutitre whllo
was engaged In FUpoilutcmllUK the
laying down of wnter plpcf In Queens
land. After work wus ilouu for Hie
day 1 went up the surveyed course for
tbo plpos to nop It bud boon clear
ed for tho dlRiilns of trenches next
day. Tho pipes, htu;o Iron tubes two
fect lu illnnii'tcr, lay scattered about.
I wns alone, but suddenly I heard n
Iremomluus roar, nud loolclnn- up nnw
n Rieat herd of cattle stumpcdlnc dowu
it putt tn. Hofore I could get out of
their wny they would be upon too, ho
I crawled Into ono of tho pipes.
On cauto tho thuudwr uf thousands
of hours, nud thou h iuhih uf toarliiR,
maddened cattle swept past my placo
of rortiRc. Scores of thcot stumbled
over tbo pipe In which I lay, nml tbuto
which fell wore tuiinplod tu dentil.
When the herd hnd passed 1 erupt
out find found seven dead cattle fbout
thelpo. Htray Storloa.
Teana1 Old Sumo.
1'iolntbly the fact s not ffouurully
known .Hint Texas was at ouo Huiu
and for many years culled tho "New
Philippines." Tho llrst settlement In
what Is now Texas was mndo by
French oiiilarants In IinKI. Jyrluir .the
next 36 yen is thoro wna an Intermit
tent HtritRplc liHtweeu thu Ifroucb nud
HlMiilsb for supremacy, resultttig lu
favor uf the latter, aud In 1814 tbe
name of tbe Now Philippines vu
Riven to tbe country. This was Its ofil
cktl imnie In Kpaolsh i-eoordi for many
yeara nnd tmtU the itanio of Texas,
from a tribe of ludluus, Kradttally
came In voRue.-litdlaunpolls Journal.
THE PROFES.SOR'8 PRIZE.
It aiinielhlnir llo Cota Bear,
tot II Uol the Heat of film,
Uio evenltiR last winter one of Adtt
boil's popular iirufesMrV'ilttonded
social function when the etiests play
otl Jirotfvosjlve pwlio, n irmna lu which
the worthy 'educator Inya lio claim to
Inline uu expert, lu fact, on the proi
out oernslon bo wus c'reilllci'l wttb but
two protftvKsloii. It scor of really as
toulshliiK ymalltiuss. Nntunilly. what -A
Is termed the "booby prlzo" fell to bin),
and this tltuo It took the form of a
double yolk cgs, with the following
wirctttdlc K'Reud attached!
"t'liilieUiliiR you call beat."
Tbo professur smllliiRly accepted ,Uto
rewind, nud after It was passed urouuil
nud Jokod uton bo tlnnlly slipped It
Into tbe side pocket of bin ovorooat
uud tboti straightway forgot Its exist
unco.
When tho party broke tip, ho accom
panied two young ladles ,Ut their
homo. When they reached the bouso
nml tbo latchkey was produced aud
used, It wnn found Hint thu front door
,,u ,iivihvi nif ikiiii iuhi t iviurvu
to yield to ordinary pressure. So tbo
professor put bis hip ncalust a panel
mill pushed haiL , . ' '
There wna it 'dull crash, a mild yoll,
tbo professor leaped In tbo nlr nnd v
convulsively clutched nt Ids sldo.
Tbo double yolk bat oxplodedl
A moment later the mulcted educntor
KliiRerly drew from bla pocket a pair
of oxcoodlURly yellow rIovos, followed
by a nitilller of tbo snitio jitudy tint.
And the Indies leaiiwl ORalust tlto roll
Inu nml lauhed tiutll they cried.
Of course (hey promised uot to tell,
.but l,ti Home iiufntbomcd wny the1 story
lllto tbo i'RR lcakod out. ClOTOIattd
Plain Dealer.
THAT FIRST SIN,
A lluiiafhnli! Hint,
Don't throw away (be trlinmliixs
from your now tablecloths. Those
Iouk linen threads you will need when
your tnbleelutb IwrIus to bronk n llttlo.
With them you can prolonR Its swn of
life many days. Also try In IrtHiltijr
your tableclollis to Imvo theMi folded
lu tllfferfiit wtjrf ft vtry Hio ortstsM
an thut tho wear will uot oome nlwuya
lu tho same place.
A OuhiI ItxiilunnUum
"PaiM. I huuw wliat laakt
p;cple luitah la Ibolr sltHJVea." aald lit-
KM aouio
tl" HariT
"Well, my riO. what tu.ikea tlii'tu7'
B' ke l Ij'i- :llli,;
) I- m,,i
riunrcn In Slimr Tbnt Arlnni and Btii
" Ale tdulit Million Ayplos,
Prolmlily utr srent iiucostor," Adam,
llttlo llmtiRht'o tho troublo ho would
illicit poatgrjty by eutlUR an applo,
'nutTlufr'uTo iptestloii as tu how many,
itppWrt bu renlly did unt Is a now dirfl
culty..
How innuy apples did Adam nud Era
cat? Was it one or was It tnllllouij
AVIteti tho Hiibjuct wus llrst mooted tho
editor very tmtitmlly replied, "Why,
one, of course."
"No," wild thu nsvlslnut editor, "Dvo
nto one, uud Adam utu one, too; that's
two." " -
Then the subeditor passed nlotiR ft
slip of 'pi! per on which wits written,
"Kvu SI nnd Adam HI, ninklnu 10-'."
P.ut tho poet, who hi n mail of Iiiiiir
iJiillon,icapped thin with, "ISvu 81 ami
Adam 812-KW."
Thuit the publisher tried bis band,
nml bis contribution was, "Kvu 8,U3
iioo bow It lusted, ami Adam 81?,
uiiunls 8,or-l."
Tho ioet, who dislikes beluit sur
pansctl us much nu bo bates barbers,
emtio up til tho scratch n Kit In with
"Uvo Ml'.! seo how It tasted, and Aif
mil Sl.'JI'j keep her compnity tJ.U&l."
Then the bttiflorlst, who bad bevu
llstunlnc, tptlotly Ituudud lu bts con
tribution, "llvo 8,1 li! ueo bow It tasted,
nml Ailuiu H,HM,'Jlu-dur a husband
was bo to see hor cut alone. This
equals S.UfJ.ikVi."
"Hut he hnd another object," said the .
poet. "Uvo 8,1-12 satisfy bur curiosity, f1
mid Admit 8,12-1,'iO-fy Hyp lu ltei po
sition. Tlmt iniikoa 8.1B2,a82."-Phlb-delpbljt
lleeord.
T.lint Hauiinil Obaplor,
The now pastor wjis itrotiflilnt; Ills
llrst" sermon, lu tho mlddlu of It bo
atoppiHl itbruptly and asked:
"How muuy nf you liavo read tbo
Ulbloy
' l'lfly bands wont up.
"tlood," unld tlto pastor. "Now, bow
ninny of you bavo read tbo' eccoud
clinpter of JttdoV"
Tweiilv-tlvo liar 's went uu.
I A wan wuillo ovcrsprQUfl-.lhe fllvlno'a
I filce.
I "Thnt'H nlso good; but whou you c
liumo road that clinpter nRulu, and you
will dotibllosH lenvu somctblnrjo your
luteroit."
Thero Is only ono chapter In tho book
of Judo.-duthrlo (0. T.) Louder.
Ifnrillr fleiilliuenlat.
Mft. Julia Ward Howo'a aeuo of tho
ridiculous has always boon a HavIKr
Rrnco, leitdluh bir to avoid urandllo-
IJUUIICO.
On one occaslou n lady nt Newport,
tryliiR to xet it llnu aeutliiji)tit out of
her, aald ono mouulft ovonluu ou n
vino hung veranda, "Mrs. Howo, do
wty boiuetliliiR lovely nbout my pine
nt!" WlteieiiiKiu crorjMiu listened fur
tho reply.
In bur tlellnitoly cultivated volca
Mro. Howe responded, "1 think t la n
bully plHK."-Suu Prnncluoo Argonaut.
ronnr 3'ronacrr,
The tailor who for years wad a .. I-
aac'a clothes says: "Ho tittl. to weur
tbo most oxtranrdluary trousers 1 orer
ww. Uo would Insist upen my ntsk
Ijhr tlmni of n poeullar uut irown col
broil cloth, with wide strap 'fustouluiit
boittHitb the shoos. Kroiu tliu kjieb
down the tmusera wore cut b a'ii f$
(nil In deep, vulumluous folds, so as to
kcop tho calves of bis less warm wbllp
wrltlnij."
Thuu Stir Clloit IIIiii I'el Xames,
.'fin nfntld wc must be divorce!), my
dear," said Mr. Nuwlywod to Ids otitic
wife, "l'ho doctor aayi 1 htivo rbou
biatltt teiulonebw end must lv up all
Ijyoet HilliKs.' Harper'a Hucaiv
The iMiupera In Jnisin number fewer
tliau lU.UUO out of n iwpulntluu of 118,
OO'MXNl. lu that rouutry It Is cusldnr
d a dlaxrsco to lw HU Idler. '
The iti.i'i v t,o now-do a
liB n" 'I .' !'. n ''ini
trcillilia
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