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; ! A Taia Gf tha Early Settlers:! il of Louisiana. i : BY AUSTIN C. BURD1CK ; CnAPTEIt XVIH. Chopart vu bold, reckless maa, and crael and avaricious. He had commeno cd hit career aa. commander at the Natches fort by cruelty to bla own men, but out or two grave complaint! made to Got. Perler had come nigh causing his removal, and ha let the whites be In peace, bat expended bla wrath upon the poor Indiana. He waa now much elated, for he waa aure that the beautiful village of the White Apple would soon be bis, and ha meant to pocket much money In the transaction. One day he aat in his rude house, with some of hla attendants bout him, when a soldier demanded ad mittance. "How now, sirrah?" ha demanded, aa the man entered. ' "I have come with a warning," the sol dier replied. , "Ha! a warning Speak out." "An old woman passed my post this morning, monsieur, and she bade me tell the French to be on tbeir guard, for dan fer threatened them." "And from whom?" ' "From the Indiana. They will rise and butcher ua all." "Have yon spoken of this before?" "I hare not." "Then you ahall not tell It to otheri!" cried Chopart, in anger. "Hare you not sen enough of tbia idle fear? What hoi without there!" At this call, two soldiers entered, who naually atood In the passage to obey the commander a call. "Take this fellow and lock him np In the prison," he ordered. "We'd soon hare the red rata down upon us if tbey knew we lived in fear! They dare not Ser us harm. Away with him! And for conveying this intelligence the poor man was cast into a strong dungeon, and there kept for several days with hi feet In the stocks. But thla waa not the only note of warn Ing Chopart had. Four days afterwards, soldier came to him and informed him that the Indiana surely meditated the de struction of the fort, and of all Its white InhabiUnta. 'Out, fool!" exclaimed Chopart, an grily. 'The old hag who told yon this only thinks to frighten ns. She thinks that by exciting our fears ahe can fright en us into giving up our plan of taking their village of the White Apple. What! wonld ye show to the Indians that w (eared them? Away with auch idle fool rrl" Pricked Arm was astounded at the In fatuation of the French commander, and a a last resort Bhe went to Chonart't lieutenant, a man named Mace, who, she Imagined, would have some influence with his superior. But even this proved abortive. She told Mace that destruction would surely fall upon them If they did Sot take some means to keep the Indians away from the fort. But on the very next day Chopart invited all the Indians te a banquet, and pledged bit friendship to tnem anew. With a feeling of otter consternation. Pricked Arm retnrned to her lodge. One evening ahe sought White Hand's dwell ing, for she had a faint idea working inrougn ner mina tbat the French youth might nave some Influence In all this. She knew that he had been originally doomed to death to go and intercede face to face with the white man's God, but ahe had never yet fully known why he was spar ed. Bhe round White Hand alone. He gazed eagerly into her face, for he was anxious to know how her work progress d. "White Iland," she said, speaking ab ruptly, "why were you spared from death when yon first came here?" "That I might marry Coqualla," replied the youth. "But waa there nothing else?" asked the old woman, looking him sharply in the face. "Why, yes," returned White Hand, ipeakiag with some diffl Jence, for the real reason seemed so foolish and ridiculous to him that he almost feared he ahould te laughed at for speaking of it. "And what was that?" "Why, I promised to pray to the whits anan's God that none of the wickedness f the French might succeed, and also to tell him how basely the red men had been wronged by the invaders; for I was of that peoples and they supposed that I ahould have some Influence with my Su preme Father." "That's it!" the sged princess groaned, with her hands folded across her bosom. "How?" asked the youth, In surprise. "I knew that the Great Spirit had a hand In this work. The fort at Natches Is doomed paat all hope!" "No not doomed!" "It la. The last stick will be removed to-morrow, and thea the blow must fall!" i "To-merrow?" "No tha blow falls on the day after. The fatal sticks mark the intervening days." "Aad must all fall? all-all V "All at Natches, but not elsewhere, for the others wait yet another week, and ere that time the whites will be warned. But what noise is that? Hark I There are shouts of welcome." They both started for the door, where they were met by Stung Serpent, who caught the youth by the arm and forced blm into the bouse again. "White Hand," he said, apeaklng quick ly and sternly, "remember your oath, for your aalvatloa may now depend upon It The white men have come to carouse la the White Apple. Beware that you do not forget yourself! Bha.ll we trnat you? Mind all Is well with you If yon are faithful!" "Fear not, my father," spoke the youth, nable to repreas the trembling tbat seis ed his limbs. "Thea you msy conduct Coqualla to the revelry. It waa a calm, warm night, and in the center of the great square were built two rea af pitch-wood to serve ss torches, aad here the white men and the red were gathered In social confab and amusement There were over a hundred white mra there, aad at their head waa Chopart him self. Louis recognised blm at once as a brutal maa whom he bad once seen at New Orleans flogging aa Iudian girt. Most of the whites were decent looking men; but before the night had passed away, White Hand shrank away to his lodge, and aa he laid his aching bead npoa bin plDow be drew Coqualla eloee te blm, aad in a sinking tone be tour aredi "Alas! I am ashamed of my awn peo ' pie. With all their advantages of birth aad education with the enlightenment of ages aa their heritage, they are but sv ages still r The next day found some doaen of the Frenchmen' atil at the Iadlan village. Bat the Great Sun himself, with a few af bis warriors, accompanied them to tha town, and there the dark monarch prom ised Chopart that in consideration of his kindness in allowing them to remain so long In their village, they would bring more than the quantity of corn promised. "On the morrow," he aaid, "we win .... - j.Hi.i. come with our triuute 01 corn, uwuui what we promised, and on the next day we ahall leave tha village of the White "But stay," cried Chopart, "we wiu have one more carousal ere we part. This night you ahall bring your warriora here, and we'll cheer our souls." "Our white brother' speaks kindly," re turned the Great Sun; "but will he not be wroth at the rudeness of my people?" No. Bring them, and we'U pledge friendship." "Thy red brother will come." "And bla braves with him?" "It shall be so." And that night saw the scene of ca rousal changed to Natchea. And there they aat the doomer and the doomed! And they pledged eternal friendship! The white man had planned to rob the red man of his birthright to drive him from his home, profane hla temple, and plow up bis fathers' graves! The red man had planned to keep bla home, to main tain sacred hla temple, to guard well his fathera" aravee. and that thla ahould be done, the Invader was to be swept away! It was a Strange pledge, but the white man waa the first to offer it. It was after midnight when they sep arated, and the stars lighted the Natchea to their homes. When they rea.hed their village, the Great Sun, in company with his chiefs and nobles, went to the tem ple and entered. They approached the pluce where the-sticks had hung, but there were none there now. The leathern thongs hung against the wall, but there was nothing in them. Chiefs, nobles and warriors of the ones powerful Natchea, may not this be tbe era of our re-awakening? The day la past the morn cometh! Shall not tbe Natchex once more atand at the "head of nationa? To-morrow we open the path, and henceforth from that time let our enemies beware! The Great Spirit is with as, while the white men's God baa for saken him. What shall we .fear? Sleep now, but aleep not too aoundly nor too long. Let the aun find ns ready to bid him welcome so shall we do honor to the narent of our great first king!" Thus spoke the Great Sun, and as ne closed, he moved slowly towards the door, and his chiefs followed him; and ere long afterwards the village of the White Apple was wrapped in silence; but there were two there who slept not. White Hand still prayed that the coming death Wow might" not extend to his fata- er, and the wish kpt sleep from his eyes. And he who watched the aacred fire now felt hi duty doubly binding, and sleep came not to him, as he still kept up his tireless vigils. CHAPTER XIX. At an early hour the Great Sun and Stung Serpent were astir, and when the first rays of the morning tun darted Into the beautiful vale, thpy rested upon all the warriors of the Natcbes there as sembled. Such as bad pistols carefully loaded them, and hid them away with their hunting knives in their bosoms. Their tomahawks wert sharpened and slnng to their belts, and all took their guns. Then each man of the common class went and got his bag of corn, and having set It down, they commenced their war dance. But they made not such hide ous noise as usual only enough to pro pitiate the Great Spirit, and make him acquainted with their intent. It was well in the morning when they set out snd by the middle of the forenoon they reached Natchea. They entered the nlace dancing and singing, and atraight way carried their corn to tbe fort. Then the red men began to aeparate some this war and some that fcvery bouse bad one or more visitors, according to the number of people In It. Some begged for milk, some asked to buy powder and shot, for which they promised to pay in corn 'at soma future day. A richly stored barge lay at the pier, which had come up the day before, and on board thla a num. ber of Indians crowded. Into the fort they crept by different ways, presenting themselves wherever there was a white man, until at length they were distribut ed wherever there was a blow to be struck. At length a sort of solemn stillness reigned over the devoted town, as though the death-angel had hushed all hearts. But hark! What la that horrid yell that comes from the fort a yell that makes the very blood freeae, and causes the hair to atand on eud? What are those fearful cries those maniac shouts and those despairing groans? The general assassination of the French took to little time that the exeru tion of tbe deed and tbe preceding signals were almost one and the same thing. One aingle discharge closed the whole affair. It cost the Nstches only twelve men to destroy two hundred and fifty, through the fault of the commanding officer, who alone deserved tbe fate which was star ed by hla unfortunate companions. Some half dozen Frenchmen escaped, ss by a miracle, this general-massacre, and made their way to New Orleans In safety. The women and children of the whites were mostly saved to be kept as prisoners. Of course the Natchea supposed that all the whites in the country were now dead. Not one of them dreamed that they bad been deceived into- striking week too early. So they caroused in the town all night, and on the next morning they atarted for their Tillage. They had spared two men whom they retained aa prisoners, and who escaped from them after baring aerved them some weeks. One waa a wagoner, named Mayeux, who waa kept to transport the goods ef the French to the Indian village; and tbe eth er waa a tailor named Lebean, whose ser vices they wanted in fashioning tha French garmenta to tbeir own use. On tbe next morning. White Hand waa stsrtled by the return of the Natchez. Ha went out but bis heart elckened at tha scene ha was destined to witness. Two hundred and fifty human heads But those who know the Indiaa charac ter can Imagine tha horrid orgies th might bold when fired with revenge and flushed with victory. Even the historian. who deala only with stubborn facts, lav down his nen In silent horror when he finds himself la tha midst of Lel eau' narrative of what ha saw in the In lian village, and bida his readers spare him the recital. White Hand crept back to h i tolge, and Coqualla found blm there pale an faint She bathed hia temples snd brow, and after a while be revived, but be dar ed not venture out "Alas, my companion !" murmured tbe princess, "they make horrid pomp over their victory, bat it has coat them dear, though they realise it not now.. My peo- pla are now blind, but they ahall awake to aensa and sight snd kaow that the best man of them au la gone "Coqualla? uttered the youth, atartiag op. It was a mere interrogative. "My father Is woended. avem ante death." And as tha maiden thus spots she bowed her bead and tbe big tears trickled dowa between ber fingers. "Wbea? Hew?" asked White Hand, forgetting for tha momcat the deep terror of his own soul m tha grlaf of his com panion. "He received a bullet In bis bosom yes terday. But he sent me for you. Come." White Hand arose and followed Co qualla from the lodge. In tha center of the great square, before tha temple, there was a fire kindled, but tbe youth dared not look towards It. He knew Its terri ble purpose, and with quickened steps he hurried, stopping his ears with his fingers to shut out the sounds that fell upon his ears. But fortunately he had not far tc go. When he entered Stung Serpent's dwelling, he found the women there cry ing and yelling in despair. Upon bia bed of bearskins lay Stung Serpent, breathing heavily, and ever and anon raising Bis head to listen to the sounds that cams from the square. When bis eyes rested upon White Hand, he beckoned the youth forward, at the same time bidding the others stand back. "Sit thee down by my side," he said, for I have much to say to thee." Quickly the youth sat down, for ,he hoped he should now know some things that were only bla at present by suspi cion. (To be continued.) ONE WAY TO SMASH TRUSTS. Mow Jepiter Plnvlna Knocked Oat a Corner In Oljrmrlan Nectar. The boss of high Olympus looked np from his cup with a wry expression. "What's the matter, Jupe?" inquired Juno, aa she dipped Into the ambrosia platter. "It's this nectar," replied the eminent Olympian. "It ain't up to the standard. What's the matter with It?" "In my opinion," aaid Juno, as ahe took a spoonful of the honey of Ilybla, It's all tbe fault of the trust Tbey have let tbe quality run down. And at tbe same time they have raised the price." "Trust!" cried Jupiter. "What trust la that?" Tbe Olympian Nectar trust," replied Juno. "I thought you knew all about It. Mercury Is the president and gen eral manager, and be and Apollo ara tbe board of directors. Mara wanted to buy In, but they wouldn't let blm. Tbey claimed he was too quarrelsome. They gave Neptune 100 shares of preferred on condition tbat he'd help tbem water tbe stock. I thought you heard of It at the time." Jupiter looked black, 'saya the Cleve land Plain Dealer, aa be pushed away from the table. "I hear of It now for the first time," he growled, and tbe echoes of bis growl reverberated among the distant bills, "And what's more, I don't expect to hear of it again. Syndicate my nectar, will they!. Why, blame their pesky hides, what do they meanly It?" "There, there, Juple," said Juno, In her most soothing tone, "don't get so riled. The boys didn't know bow vexed you'd feel about It." "Well, they'll soon find out! Haven't thev a plant somewhere, or some thing?" "There It Is," said the statuesque one, aa ahe pointed to a lower terrace. Jupiter grimly amlled. "We won't have to wait for any Su preme Court decision In this case," be remarked, as he stepped to the nearest cupboard and drew out what looked to be a half-dozen metallic skyrockets. At sight of tbem Juno gave a little scream ana put ner uanas over ner ears. A moment later Jupiter stood by the open window and drew back bis massive arm. There waa a bund Ing flash and a startling report, and the nectar pUVht on the terrace below trembled to Its base. Thunderbolt fol lowed thunderbolt, and when tbe sixth was thrown there wasn't a vestige of the building left "There," said Jupiter, as he wiped bis hands on bis napkin and calmly re sumed bis seat at tbe table, "I fancy that's one way of solving the trust problem, rasa tbe nightingale tongues, please." VERSATILE MR. HILL Railroad Magnate Who Knew How to Handle a Derailed Ens-toe. James J. Hill's wonderful versatility and grasp upon the multitude of details of practical railroad management have been a source of much comment among railroad men In recent years. While on a tour over tils' Great Northern road, bis train, which was going down steep grade, became derailed. Running at a low rate of speed as the train was, no damage was sustained by the offl cials further than a general shaking up, Mr. Hill waa the first man to alight when the train stopped after running several rods along the ties. He found tbat the locomotive had been thrown from the rails, and atood watching the Ineffectual efforts of tbe train crew to place tbe engine back on tbe track, Jackscrews were used, but the men did not seem to thoroughly understand the work. "That won't do." said Mr. mil "Your Jacks won't lift It when In that posi tion." But the men applied the levers, think ing they would show the president that tbey knew tbeir business. The Jack slipped, letting the ponderous machine down on tbe ties with a bump. "Let me set that Jack," aaid Mr. Hill "I don't think It will slip then." And, grabbing tbe screw, he set It at an In cllne to bis own satisfaction, and, after throwing a little aand on the top and bottom, he exclaimed, "Now go ahead. Tbe train men were a little dubious at first but they applied the levera, and tbe huge machine slowly lifted Itself Into place and slid quietly onto tbe rails. The delay was only twenty min utes. New York Tlmea. 4 Question of Degree. Tbe philosophy of human existence was discussed In tbe presence of the representative of the Washington Star. "It la my opinion." remarked the first sage, "that a man who baa a cnllege de gree la very likely te be successful In life." True," answered the other, fresh from tbe reports of the commen.enient exercises in tbe newspapers, "and It a rule that worxs ootn ways, a man who la auccessful In life la very likely to get a college degree." Frees Habit, Mr. Brown G oed morning, Mr, Jones; bow's your wife? , Mr. Jones (who It deaf anddldnt quite understand) Very blustering and dis agreeable again this morning. Grief hallows hearts even while ages beada. Bailey. OPINIONS OF GREAT Science and Disease. THE warfare of science with aisease is one 01 ujub. ever-old and ever-new contests which have a fascina tion for many minds. While tb training of special tsta has doubtlesa done much to effect cures In Indi vidual cases, and while the experlraenta ef investlga tors have certainly enlarged the boundaries of human knowledge respecting disease neither of these factors have contributed ao much toward tbe control of the half-dor.en-more Important maladies tbat annually alay their thousands aa the gradual spread of elementary knowledge respecting disease among Increasing numbers or tne eartn s luimuii ante. The Immortal Jenner haa for more than a century bad the credit of discovering the efficacy of vaccination and ao of saving the lives of millions; yet it is probably trim that he iralned hla knowledge of cow-pox, the method of disseminating It among human beings, tion it afforded naralnst smallpox from folk of Gloucestershire, who had long world owes him a debt of gratitude for spreading abroad tbe Information he bad gained, but hardly for a true dis covery or generalization In science. Pasteur worked out from many contributing sources a consistent tneory or germ diseases, and following bis reasoning Behring and Boux perfected 'tbe anti toxin treatment of diphtheria, probably the greatest contr button of pure science treatment of disease. In the case of typhoid fever, while science has done much In Investigating the causes of Its epidemics, only tbe gradual education of nrotectton of its food and water supplies end to Its ravages. Fortunately, the public Is growing more and more alive to the importance of such protection, and the death rate from typhus is decreasing. Only the eo oneratlon of large numbers of widely destroy the malaria-burdened mosquito; yellow fever Intelligent action by a board, like that of Havana, will suffice quer the dlseaae. Tuberculosis, again, able by the spread of knowledge that must be disinfected; and the end of cholera Infantum waits on the growth of the simple practice of Infanta. In all these various directions while the pioneer It reuialna for the slow spread of elementary knowledge among the people to work the cure. Current Literature. , A Disappearing Race. HH WO decades ago the native population of the Esqul I main lands, Labrador, Greenland I 30,000. To-day the population of 1 only 15,000 a decrease of BO per tbe Esquimaux will soon have vanished off the fact of tbe earth. There la something about thla evanescence of race as a totality which Is more than dramatic it It tragic. This In spite of the fact that tbe one of the Inferior divisions of the great human family The disappearance of a distinct subdivision of humanity as a whole shows how dubious Is the when the question Is considered with regard to tbe destiny of human beings In their relation to historic progress. One naturally thinks ance of tbe Indians In the United States aa a parallel. But great as Is the decline of their branch of the human commonwealth within recent years, It equal the losses sustained, by tbe Esquimaux. Buffalo En qulrer. - How the New Law Hits Bankrupts. fi MEASUKJ5 or great importance I I and lawyers and, indeed, to n munity Is the blH which was J President recently, and by runtoy law of 18H8 was materially observe, In the first place, tbat by ferred creditors of a person who soon a bankrupt are not debarred from having other claims pass ed upon by a failure to surrender the amount received. In pursuance of a decision of the Lnlted 44t44444 THE MORALS Of MANNERS. 1 "Now, Aunt Margaret, It it a rainy afternoon, and l waut to nave it out with you about my 'bad manners, as you call them. I've been here Just a week, and you have spoken to me seven times about my behavior. Here's the list, aa nearly as i can remember It 'You told me I mustn t whisper in church, even about something In the sermon. That was tbe first dsy I was here, and It wasn't a very good begin ning, was It? "Monday I talked too loudly on the street. Wednesday I was scolded for eating a chocolate bonbon m a street car, tbjugh I waa dreadfully hungry. Then I didn't put on my gloves to go over to Hattle't, and 1 didn't look up from my book or rise when you and grandma came Into the room. You ob jected to me fixing my hair at the con cert last night, and thla morning you criticised my eating my cream toast with a spoon Instead of a fork. "Now-It seems to me, Aunt Margaret, that If I am to put my mind on all these trifles I shall think about myself from morning till night, and presently be the most eelf-conectoue prig In the world. That would be worse than these lapses from your code of manners. Don't you really think so?" That was Helen's case, and It was not such a bad one. Her pretty face looked very grave over It Let ua try to deal with ber trouble aa the wise Aunt Margaret dealt with It . To think of one's behavior all the time is a little like thinking of one's cio.hes or one's eyes or one's clever ness. But uuderueatb most of these apparently arbitrary rnles Ilea tbe gen eral law that no one shall do anything In the public eye to attract attention to herself. Loud talking, eating, toilet making are non-social acts; that Is, tbey Ignore tbe claim of society that uo one person shall do what would be painful and confusing If all did It at the same time. Again, tbe mark of respect for age and position baa a moral reason for Its existence. Tbe quick perception of the fitness of tblugs la tbe mark of true breeding. Whatever tbe conventional demand Is and It la substantially tbe aame tbe world over It la based on a sense of proportion, on an unselfish wish to make life easy and pleasant for others, and on a Just feeling of one'a own place In tbe general order of the world. Gloves, forks, chairs, voice, gesture, arel all to serve one end tbe art of gentle living. To think about tbat art not about one's self for oue year or five years Is tbe time spent. If one may acquire it so that at the end of tbe time It "comes ss natural as life," PAPERS ON IMPORTANT SUBJECTS Court, a Dreferred paid, provided, of course, the payment was not fraudulent while at the same share the rights of amendment provides for an Insolvent corporation ahall be deemed an act oi bankruptcy entitling tee. Aniojog the objections to a discharge wnicn are in cluded in the new law Is the giving of a false mercantile statement or the proof that a voluntary bankrupt haa aougbt to go through bankruptcy more than once In alz years. The bill Just enacted also adds to the list of debts from which a bankrupt cannot be relieved by a discharge In bankruptcy. Among these additions are debts to the wife and children, and alimony; also any sum due under a Judicial decision to a seduced woman or for tbe aupport of an Illegitimate child. We note, finally, that the list of cor porations permitted to go Into voluntary bankruptcy will and the protec tne simple oairj hereafter include mining corporations, and that tne reea observed it. me of refcreea and trustees about 60 per cent of Harper's Weekly. to me speciuc the public to the of newcomers promptly sought employment In the towns can ever pui au and cities, especially In the East, Instead of spreading throughout the country and assisting to populate the fann ing regions of the West. Tbe change that has come about In this respect la marked. Formerly fb'e majority of our iramlgranta came from Great Britain, Germany and Scandinavia, Those from tbe last two territorial divisions of Europe made tbeir way In great numbers to the West and Northwest, where their energy and Industry made them valuable fac tors In building up the prosperity of the agricultural" Com monwealths which play such Important parte in feeding the nation and producing the surplus food products which the United States send abroad to furnish means of subsist ence for tbe masses of the Old World. Thla general distribution of tbe Immigrants was whole some on every account, since It tended to equalize the national population. Now, however, the people who coma to our shores are chleily from Russia and the south of Europe, and their tendency to etay In the Cities Increases the congestion In Industrial centers, while It leaves a marked scarcity of labor on the farma of the West, where, during most of tbe year, the demand for workers at good wages la keen and constant. How this trend toward concentration Is to be overcome Is not apparent But It Is manifest that It It a much less healthful development than the former praetlve. It is far better that the Immlgranta who are now arriving In such multitudes should be distributed widely over areaa where the population Is comparatively scarce than tbat they should herd together on tbe Atlantic slope In 'colonies" which tend to make the progress of Americanization slower snd more difficult Philadelphia Bulletin. scattered people can but In the case of single local neaitn practically to con is clearly prevent consumptive sputum sterilising milk for science has been and Alaska, was these countries Is cent. At this rate Eskimos are only tenure of tbe earth tbe great march of of the disappear The Ti HE statistics cannot relatively to Congress by for tblrty years world. In spite suicide, Insanity, Juvenile crime, and pauperism are at present Increasing faster than the population. This in crease, due apparently fo concentration of population and Increased strain on the mental apparatus of mankind, does not necessarily Imply tbat tbe world is growing worse, but merely that It U changing. An Increase of crime may be aa Incident of a development tbat In the long run will be salutary. Dr. MacDonald'a report accompanies a bill to provide a laboratory for tbe study of the criminal, pauper and defective classes. In the bope of discovering the microbe of crime and eliminating It. Harper'a Weekly. to business men tbe whole com. signed by the which . the bank amended. We the new law pre afterward becomes States Supreme FAVORITE MODELS IN MILLINERY. TEN DOLLARS FOR A 8LAVE. Owner Waa Olad to Take the Money . Eventually. They bad been speaking of the far back days, the days when the men of the old regime used to put negroes upon the block and sell them, the mellow antebellum days before tbe proclamation had been Issued giving the negro bis freedom. "That reminds me of one of tbe most Interesting slave aalea I ever made." said an old auctioneer, who Uvea down la tbe old quarter, accord ing to the New Orleans Times-Democrat, "and It may be Interesting to state right here tbat the aale was made Just before tbe war between the States. I was conducting an auction buainest In the neighborhood of tbe old Cablldo. "One day a friend of mine who was a very large slave owner came to me and aaid he bad an old negro woman that be wanted to get rid of. He said she was not worth much, and he waa willing to take almost anything for her. 'She Is too old to work,' said tbe owner, 'but she makes about 60 cents every day by picking up coffee on the river front which means $15 a month. But Just give ber away If yon want to,' he said, aa he left me, and as s matter of course I thought be meant what he said. "A few days later I put tbe old wom an np and sold ber under tbe ham mer, and she brought the sum of flO. Tbe owner came around. 'Well. I guess you sold tbe old woman for a song.' be said, aa he brushed lato the office; 'a couple of hundred was all she waa worth.' I began to feel heavy In the throat tor I knew he would have a fit when I told him 4 had been able to get only f 10 for her. But I had to tell blm, Juat tbe same, and be did bars a fit lie refused to take the creditor may now retain the amount time, aa regards debts unpaid, ne wiu other creditors. Another Important that the appointment of a receiver the credltora to choose their own trus are to be increased on an average of the fees hitherto allowed by law. : New Tendency in Immigration. N alluding to the fact that during the six months end. Ing with the close of 1902, 823,641 aliens entered the United States, Commissioner Sargent, of the Immigra tion Bureau, points out that tbe great bulk of thla army Increase of Crime, of crime aa set forth In a report made Dr. Arthur MacDonald Indicate that past crime baa been Increasing In tbe of tbe progress of education and the labors of philanthropy, mental and nervous diseases, money, and told me rather curtly I could keep It. I did keep It "More than six years rolled sround before I saw my friend again. Ia the meantime the war broke on the country and the South wakened from tbe bloody orgy poor in purse and broken In spirit One day a worn and haggard man walked Into my office. I scarcely knew him even after he bad reached out to offer me bla hand. But In a few momenta I recognised him, and he began te tell me about tbe hardships of the war. He was penni less, and did not hesitate to aay ao, 'By the way, old man, I owe you $10,' I said to blm In a friendly way, 'and Ml pay It now If you don't mind.' "He took the 10 and was apparently glad to get It All of which goes to show that you can't always tell Just how tbe dice will roll out of tbe box.' Flah Ejected by Volcanoes. The stories of dead flab thrown out by volcanoes have been revived by the recent West India catastrophes. In particular, great quantities of them are reported to have en cast Into tbe sea from tbe Island of St Vincent It ts pointed out by a Trench expert, M. Glrardln. tbat these fish are simply the denitens of the lakes formed In tbe craters during tbeir long period of In activity. A crater first becomes clogged, then fills with water, and the water Is In time peopled with fish tbat find access to It through subterranean cbannela. When volcanic activity la resumed, tbe first thing tbat occurs It an explotlon that blows tbe lake water, fish, and all Into .the air. and distributes it over tbe neighboring land and water surface. When people meet you, after an ab sence of several year, they don't look more closely at a borrowed book tbat has Just been returned, for signs of age. GEO. P. GROWELL, . Successor to E. L. Smith, Oldest Established House In the valla?.) DEALER IN Dry Goods, Groceries, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Flour and Feed, etc. This old-established house wi'.l con tinue to pay cash for all its goods; it pays no rent; it employs s clerk, but does not have to divide with a partner. All dividends are made with customers in the way of reasonable prices. Lumber Wood, Posts, Etc. Davenport Bros. Lumber Co. Have opened an office in Hood River. Call ami get prices and leave orders, which will be promptly filled. THE GLACIER Published Every Thursday $1.50 A YEAR. Adverting, 50 cents per inch, single column, per month j one-half inch or lees, 25 t ents. Reading notices, 6 cents a line each insertion. THE GLACIER prints all the local news fit to print. When yoi see it in THE GLACIER you may know that others see it. STEAMERS REGULATOR and DALLES CITY Between Portland and The Dalles daily except Sunday. Leaves The Dalles 7 a. m. : arrive at Portland 4 p. m. Jave I'ortiami 7 a. in. ; arrive at ne Dalles 5 p. m. 1-eave Hood Kiver, down, 8 :.W a. m. Arrive Hood Kiver, up, 3:30 p. m. 11. C. CAMPBKLL, General Manager. Oregon Shot Line and union Pacific flips If viitiPvo A Io TTAt I tim SCHEDULE! PE"T Portlmd. Of. annivs Chicago 'pull take, Denver, 4:311 p.m. Portland Ft. Worth.Omaha, Rpecfkl I Kanna City, St. t:-i)a. m. i Loiila.Chicagoanil via . LacU Huntington. I At'antle at. Paul Fast Mall. 10:80a. ra. Kxpreaa 8:15 p.m. via Huntington. St. Paul Atlantic Kxprem. 7 t&a. to. Faxt Mail t;0U p. m. via Spokane 70 HOURS PORTLAND TO CHICAGO No Change of Cars. Loweit Bates. Quicken Time. OCEAN AND RIVER SCHEDULE rKOM fOKTLANU. all aalllng dateaj ubjtcl to cliangai 6:10 p. m. For San Franri feail every dayt Pully K.Kn ular t on p m. t-aturday Hi .UU p. m. Celenbla Sitae ilMMTi. To AaUirla ami Way Landings. 800 p. m. Ex. Suiidajr team Mon., M ed. and FrL Wlllaawtte Sler. : p m. Tuea , Tba., Hat. Palem, Indepen- aenoe, i orvaius and way landing. VMa.m. luta., Thur. and HL TsatMN llrar. 4 Bp. m. Mon.. Mal and Fn. Oregon Oily, nayton and way landings I.t. Rirta 4:16 a. m. Saakt liter. Lv.I-esrlstoa :Uu a. aa. ball except Friday. Ixily exorpt R I par lata Lewlston Miuraay A. L. CRAIO, Gtneral Passenger agent, Portland. Or . A. M. HOAR, Sgeat, ShI Kiver.