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The Madison daily leader. [volume] (Madison, S.D.) 1890-current, June 14, 1890, Image 4

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A CLOSE CALL
la tfcaUfe «(A
toctlfeT
N W. MM-H.
ill the year 1977 that I
most thrilling experience of my whole
life, and I hope that 1 may never be
oalled upon to paas through a like
experience again. I had only been
tbr#««* year* on the Government force.
bnt I had been very successful in all
my undertakings for a new man, anil
my superior* had come to place a great
deal more con Idence in my ability to
solve difficult riddles than 1 my in#
if be
lieved I possessed.
At that time a great deal of counter
feit iiion«*v suddenly made its ap
pearance in the State of Nebraska
The money was of the iw and ten
dollar denominations, and no cleverly
executed to require an expert to die*
ttnguish it from the genuine. For a
long time there «M no clue to show
who the guilty parties might be, till
one day young fell"W wan detected in
the act of passing one of the bad bills
and was arrested On being Marched
many of the bogus bill* were found ou
hii» Hereon
Ttiey tried to extort from him a MI
fesai* n uf the names of hi* associates
in crime, but all efforts prove unavail
ing He gave his parents' name* and
addrees, and they were found to be
eminently respectable and well-to-do.
They were very much grieved and
•hocked over the young man's crime,
and his father oarne on aud had an in
terview with him.
To his father however, he admitted
that the headquarters of the gang were i
its hi* native town, bat that wan all he
would reveal Bis father acquainted
the hief with thr facts he bad learned I
from his son. and 1 was summoced
privately to the Chief* presence, and
order*d to go down these and to spare
neither time nor money in my effort* t»»
ferret out the gang Accordingly I
took my way at onoe t» Macy, tbe town
where the young man a parent* resided,
loetensibly a b*4 agent, tu raality to fully
aearch for the »-otiuterfciter«
The town contained about two thou
earnl in habitant*. It was built on tbe
leooth slepe of a gently sloping hill,
and waa quite a pretty village. Taking
(up my residence at the principal hotel
of the town, I spent some time in can
•vaasiug, but more in learning about the
•young fellow who hail been arrested
for oounterfeitmg, and who
bis aaeociate* were. I soon learned
that one of hit chief companions had
been a
wentieman of ieisuro. He aj^«eari-d to
jhave no known business, but as he
owned the property where he lived and
lhad several thousand in the bank
which he had said ha was waiting for a
Igood opportunity to invest in some
,gQod business, he was received in the
l»e«t society of the village
Well, that appeared all straight
enough, but I oouId not reconcile my
self to the idea that Mr Hammond was
what be represented himself, and I ac
cordingly gave him and his houae mora
attention than the circumstances war
ranted.
I spent several days and nights in
fttiadowmg Hammond add his hooaa
before I saw anything to con
firm mj suspicions I had been
watching tbe house on this
particular evening, and about twelve
o'clock I saw two men come out
of an outside door to the oellar and
move awat in the darkness. I followed
them till saw them enter a houm- a
couple street* awav There was a
ijght burning tbe liouse. but shortly
after their entrance it was extinguished
I knew from this thst the men stopped
there and had retired for the. sight.
After scrutinizing the house and its
surrounding* till I we* sure I would
have no trouble in recognizing it by the
light of day, I went home aud to bed
1 easily found the house the next morn
ing and learned on inquiry that a re
spectable carpenter named lived
there, and kept another citqsMiter with
hiai as a boarder. I'nder my guise as
a book agent 1 had no *1 iffi
culty in gaining antiaaoe to the house
1 asked the lady of the house if she
would take me in as a !*anier, as I did
not like to board at a nubhe house. Nhn
informed me that she onl had room
fcr the one Inwrder that she then bad,
and that she only kept bun !**•*una ha
wa^ an old friend of her hu»!jeid«
I lt5arn««l nothing of luiiMirtatH e, and,
after making a vain effort to sell a
book, laft the house I immediately
went to the talegraph uAaa aad wtradl
my Chiaf to §md aaa a food Man at
once.
The next day my man arrived his
name was Jack Delvine, and 1 kuew
him to be grit clear through. The
night altar nis arrival we made
way toward Hammond's twei
denaa in «»Hn(any with a
cAiphs of local oftecetis whom I had
cured to have bandy in case of need
Theae we stationed in a secluded corner
I of the lot and Del vine and I ad
vaaeed alone to the dwelling, datar
ruiuad t-. find mmm maans of «ataring
tha suspected wsllar.
•^7 fMiDiM* for unce seeded %i favor us,
for wliib w# were watching the build
and debating how we might effect
"f- an un««wn entrance, a man suddenly
j_v-0|«aad tha 4mr of tha cellar and. eom-
i
u
3 '\£V
1
mg part wav up 'he lookfri abv-ttt
as if expecting eotne After stand
ing there a moment he returned into
the cellar leaving tlw d«xr a)ar
Swiftly and We cnxmed the
inter vnuiuy kp^ce aiul stole down into
the cellar Nol a jmraou was to bei*eeii.
and if there had have beer, one we conld
not have mceu lam in the deep darkue**
of the caliar. We gro)ed our way
acroee the room to tbe oppoeite end from
where we had entered. When nearly
acroM4 I riaohed a gleam of light around
from the dark lantern which I carried.
I tat that tlw cellar was deserted
except by ournelvee. In a corner utood
ae emptv vegetable bin which afford
ed an excellent place of concealment.
Into tliis we hastily elambeied, and 1
hurriedly cloecd the slide to my lantern
This wa« larely aecotnpluhed when a
dK.r o|en#*l in the Hoor above and a
man descended carrying a lantern. He
cloned the trap after him, and, going
to the uutar door, again ascended the
step*, and stood looking out He
ji had not long Ui wait, for the men he
wan evidently looking for joined him in ing with me
a few motnenfn and the three csm«
down together The man who carried
the lantern closed and looked the door
carefully, and then all of them came
directly toward us. I thought we were
going to be discovered, and had placed
niy hand on my revolver in anticipation
of such an event. After coming jiart
of the way, however, thev turned to the
right and approached tlbe solid brick
wall which ran all anmnd the oellar.
Thev atop|ed opposite a large stone
which was apfiarenti? set into the wall
to strengthen it. It was about eighteen
tuche* wide and the same height a*
the wall. The man
who
carried the
lantern put his thumb against the face
of the stone and pressed on it. If
swung gently inward, and the three
men passed through th« o|ening, the
stone swinging back into its place.
Afterward* 1 examined the cellar and
I found three more stones set in the
wall*. They were stationary and were
put there ao that no sunpicion would.
be arouaed in the mind of any chance
observer, a* would hare bam the oaae
had there been only una.
"Well, .lack I whispered, "wr hare
found something here worth invmtigat
ing or else 1 am very much mistaken in
my conclusions.*
"Right you are," he answered, "we
have got to hud out what's going on be
hind that wall."
"Now, Jack, TOO go and gat tbe two
men we left onUlde ana I will await
your return here, we might only tind
the three men we just saw go in there.
and airain we might And a down," I an
swered.
"1 am gone." he replied, a* he clam
bered out of the bin.
I got out with him and opened my
lantern so that he uld find hi* way to
the door without difficulty. He had no
trouble in unfastening it, a* it wa« s«
cured by sliding
1kIU
on the inanla.
Instead of returning to the bin and
concealing myself after he was gone, I
walked over to tlie big stone and com
menced to examine it cloealy. Care
1 sciutiniAt^l the surface for tin-
mark to indicate w here the spring hush,
controlled itn n»o\ emenU wan om^ealed.
At la*t I could just make out a faint
circle on the stone, near where I
thought the man put hie thumb whan
he moved it.
Suddenly a light flaahad on me from
l»ehind ana gruff voice laid: 'That
atone .teem* to hold a great attraction
for you, neighbor."
Turning quickly, I found myself look
ing down the muzzles of a couple of
man named Lew Hammond. 4 ugly-looking revolver*, and let roe tell
1 known about the village as a you right here that a man never realize*
bow big the holen in the barrel of a re
•olver can look till he is in front of it,
with an euemv at the other end.
Seeing that it wan utterlv useless to
attempt reaistanoe, I determined to trpr
a lxld game and blufT them off until
assistance should ootne, so I said:
What are you winting theee gun* at
me 111 that reckless fashion for? I'm a
'eon man' myself."
"The devil you aref* rapliad Ham
i mood. "1 know all tha boys, and I
know you too. Tie hi» hands, Martin,"
our 00a
His companion returned his weapon
to hi* pocket and proceeded to tie uiy
ha')'!4 securely hind ute I ma«ie no
objection to that, as it would have been
folly not to have submitted }eacefully
They made m» to search me,
ami as soon as 1 was bound Haaunoud
stepped forward and pressing oa th«
stone it swung silently inward.
"Ifinter he eaid, stepfiing aaida (or
ma
"Not till I know where 1 an to ba
taken,* I answered, detarminad to gam
all the time 1 oould.
"Now, see hare, you cussed detective.
right along and ask no questions un
yon want to shorten the small s|*an
e:
of life left to you
'You are very much
no
aaiatikasi MI
detective," replied.
"What were you spying around in
this cellar for, if you are not? Ara you
a burglar If so, what did yo« expect
to find liehiud that stone?"
To thi« 1 made no answer, and he
continued
"I know what you will find behind it
it will be death! Now go on," and lay
ing his hand on my shonldet he pushed
me forward, and 1 entered the peanagf,
at the further end of which I eouid see
a light. The men followed me and
closed the o|emng behind its.
We advanced about twenty yards,
when we came out into a r«ons some
fifteen feat square. The roof waa sup
ported by heavy timlwrs, and on oat
side ware a rude benofa and desks.
The three nmt-. 1 had seen tafore tu
the cellar were seatt^l stxut the roon,,
but on our entrance tliey sprang tip
with a look of surprise on their faces at
the face of a stranger "Where did yot|
gat that tallow Hauuaond axdUutnad
the men,
oaugiit- bba to tha oaDar axsMouo
ing the stone at the end of tha passage,*
replied Hanait«nd.
V eii, he h«~- seen beyoad it »t last,
andjerha{«« hie *orrow," said Marti!
"That he will soon know," remarked
Haaunoud, as he proaeedad to sear eh
uie carefully. I- ufort-noately I had my
badge say person, and this he waa
not- long in lading,
H1
1 i
gut)** filial is all the evidence we
neei reowHiad Hammond, as ha bald
it up to U»e gaaa of tha otfeMfc *What
afeail his late
i'V Vf If
1
TL«iv all agreed fx th:s nmpt one
be wanted to know if there w«g
no other way vat of the difficulty bat to
kill me
After quite a heated argument 1M
agreed to the will of the majority.
They draw lots to determine *tio
should do the killing, and the |ob fell
ou Hammond. .Drawing Lis watch uul
and looking at It,
IM
TM» addreewed
me:
Young man, yon have ju*t five n»in
utaa to liva I am sorry for you, but
you have nobody to blame but
yourself. The aooner you maka yotir
peat^e with (iod, the bettar 'twill be for
you hereafter.
"lo yoa m*a1 to aiirAw wmf I
a*k»d.
"That's rather a rough word," replied
Hammond, "but I don't know bttt what
it flt.H your case jerfectly."
"You might keep ina a* a priwwr,"
I njomeii
ery true, we might, but that i* n«
•ign that we are going tu do it, You
had better be praying instead of argu
for you only have three
minute* ieft," he answered.
I looked him in the face, and I saw
that I oould exfiect no mercy there
that when the time waa up he would
•hoot me with a* little conipnneiion a«
he would a dog. I wondered where
Del vine waa, and what had kept him
long
"Kixtv aeoonds?" Hammond said, and
he shifte«i his watch to his left hand
Mid drew hit revolver with his right.
"Thirty seconds he said presently,
and cocked the revolver.
A thou.nand thoughts flashed
through my brain. 1 aimed my
eyes, as 1 thought forevet on OHM
world. My head *wam with the horn
ble suspense. 1 heard a pyitol shot
ring out, aud 1 felt no pain I wandered
if he had missed me.
The next second a orj nag out.
"Up with your hands! Not a BOva, or
you are dead men
Sly eyes flew open, for I knew that
voice. It was Jack Delvine't. He had
arrived just in tune to save me
breaking Hammond's
eras
with a pistol
ball.
3Delvyie and the two deprntfea stootl
in the passage way with leveled re
volvers, while the counterfeiters stood
in the room with their hands held over
their head*. At a motion from Jack
one of tbe deputies came forward and
released my hands, and I then asaisted
him in binding the outlaws and depnv
ing them of their weapons. We then
placed the prisoner* in oharge "f
our deputies and Jaok and I
searched the place. We found
the plates and saveral thou
sand dollars of spurious money.
We then want above aud searohad ti«a
houae, but found nothing but Hant
mond"« terrified wife and one servant.
We then removed the prisoners to jasln
leading one of our men to watch Sirs.
Hammond. But we soon found that
she aud the ear tenter s wife were inno
cent of any knowledge of what their
huMbands were doing contrary to the
laws. Our prisoners were all convict**!
Mid MTtteneed to long terms in the peni
tentiary
I learned one thing that night, aud
that was, never to prv around danger
ous place* without keeping one eye
you.
MaMtk,
Habit makes the man, but mar maki**
tha habit. It is here where we ant tt|
in a word. A habit seems a little
thing itself, but it is the most tarn
ble tyrant that rule* the world And
i it doen rule it, say what we will. Now,
it is essential this life of our»» t* start
right if we are going t- *»me oui right.
And the iMiet thing to start with ill
good habit. It is just as easy when a
young man is' forming his habits, to
form g»xl ones as bad one*. Good
habits arc not expensive. A virtue doas
not cost a qnurtar
aa
as
much to support
does a vice.
We sometimes wonder how it is that
a being with brains, with intelligence
with reason, could ever have bee ine a
slave to habit. It does not seen. |oeai
ble that a man cannot order his con*
duct. Hut we must reoogmze facta,
Men are victuun of habits. Tliey do
not- {ercaive that they ar«* btmn»i until
they try to get free, and then the strong
{tower of habit asserts itself. How
I does this terrible despot conquer the
mind the will, the man? What u« thia
I invisible force that drives the str *ngast
and brightest with a whip of iron
v
It
is only an act repeated again and again,
but it becomes a second nature apart
of the man and it has conquered by tha
power of reinforcement by repetition,
i The only way to be auperior to bad
habit* is never to acquire them Do'
not do the first lied act. Stop l«fors
you begin to go wrong. The tun* whan
a man is saved is whan he is young.
The time to plant or sow is in tha
spring. The harvest depends n tha
seed. We cannot pick figs from this
ties. bat! habit will end in a bad
life. Watch the feet of the l**y and
the man's will not need watching We
must begin with the young, and »ee
that
right
habtta
ara aoquired in early
life.
It is only a foot from a bad habit to a
good one, irnt it is a mile twek again.
We may loose in an hour all we have
made in a year. We can undo ia a day
what we have dene in a lifetime. A
habit is a plant of which an act is the
seed. It will bear fruit if it lie a good
act, but ashes if it be a bad act. It is
the first step that start* the race. To
start right is the Wit way to go right
and end right' Never let a bad habit
fasten to jw Wb*-~Tk$ £o«fm htm*
tigetior.
•tght Claiai Mer FrivUege.
Vr Klo|»er larhng. I find that thara
hi Bo minister in town just at present,
except a lady Univcrsalist. Khali we
have the ceremony performed b* her?
Miss Eloper—Preotoua I I weald
l»tler not.
"Hut why not, awaat? Tall toa yom
raason ooma.
Because baaaasa, I
aha would insist on kissing
—Burlington Frm JFVass,
I4A«rri:.,o»r» You say von dot,T get
any heat frou, tlmt furnar* Truant
I didn't say that. On the eontrarv my
wife and I hav« had a mm4 tmmj
iUaruaskioa ovm it*
r-
,.n..
•PERTAINING TO WOMEN.
AMI46IAHI OI TWO TIA|
fMTltJUMT TMHh
A UM* mi WmmMas*, a UtUa «kM( Nafta,
flood Beat Tkat toterasts OM
Tbf qttary. nfe? #om6n
bnugi* up the newest and prettiest gown
for them to smoke in, sayn a write in
the Savannah S*uk. Do you object to
such a begging of the question Wall,
than, let us say the prettiest gown in
which they may sit in the smoking
room. Women when they smoke use
cig*rrotte« made of Turkish tobacco,
and accordingly, the smoking toiiet is
a Turkish
rob®.
was in no, I'm not going to tall you in
whose studio. It wa* a flowing skirt of
dull blue silk worked all over in gold.
The designs ware arabesques, with ores
cents and stars. There was a loose
folded waist and a ncarf of white silk
twist**! alxiut it anl edged with a gold
fringe Thau there was the most
"fetching*" little round jacket in red,
also embroidered in gold, and a red
cap a fez to keep the smoke from
getting into tbe hair, and yes, there
was a cigarette to afford a raison d'etre
lot aQ
this magnificence.
Aiwrtawn Olris Kaaa
I waa the other afternoon in the park
Mtd waa looking at the ladies driving in
their carriages. A considerable number
of them had endeavored to "improve"
their completions, and, what i» more
curious, the young onas seem to have
done ao even more than the elderly
ones. Now admitting that to paint the
face be desirable, it ought at leant to be
well done, ]articuiariy when the fxunt
fakg has to qtand the test of sunlight. I
never saw faoee worse painted
An American girl paints from bar
ehildhood upward, and bv the time she
go«M over to I^ndoa, to be presented at
court, and to take part in such other
functions so dear to the young republi
can she has acq Hired a mastery of her
art. 80 again with French women.
They know how to jiaint But English
firlswhite
know as little about it as savages,
he that they daub on their faces
looks blue in daylight their rouge be
comes a pale magenta the black line
that they draw round their even gives
their orbs a tead like, expressionless
air, the red that they put on their lips
assumes a brownish tint and darkens
their teeth, and their attempts to better
their eyebrows generally end in making
one different from the other. Latxtu
chwrm, London Truth,
Mar Maa aT
Bab, that brightest of all iaaaala Maw
York correspondents, says:
Women have always had curious idaaa
alout where to keep money when trav
eling. 1 know me who traveled from
New York to Florida with $2,000 be
tween her foot and her stocking, and
she slept with her stocking* on. An
other ona alwavs pinned her money just
inside her cor*et«, until she was told
that if she fainted anvwhere the first
thing a good Samaritan would do would
be to loosen her Ixtdice and stays, and
then some wicked I'hariaee would dis
cover the ducat* and grab them. Hint*
•he has heard tb)« Im* takon to pin
ning the fortune to tbe back of her cor
sets. claiming that, even if ahe were
taken ill. she would IM- laid flat on
her back, insensible or not, she would
be sure of her treasure. Women never
appreciate the value of a check until
it IH cashed It doesn't seem like money
to the in, and I fee* certain that if the
average woman were offered her choice
between f&OO in note* and $1,000 in a
check and both were placed before her
and she had no tune to think it out
much, she would choose the $o00 and
conclude she had the best of the liar
gain There is no exaggeration in the
atory of a women who, on bear tug that
a diamond cost $1,500, asserted, "Ok,
no, I am sure it cost more than that—
I an) sure it waa something over a
thousand!"
How Two Bawr CMrla FaM Bat.
A eoupAe of Dotar'a leading -baHas
created a aemwtion in this stead old
capital the other evening by tiundling
a well known butcher of sporting pro
clivities down the entire length of the
principal thoroughfare in a wheelbar
row. The young ladies were talking
one day atibut some of the peculiar liete
that had been made on the base ijall
ground that after nooa, wktw tha
butcher came along and jotead in the
oonversatwui
After insinuating that a laIy never
paid her wa^eih if she lost, he l»et that
there was a letter awaiting him at the
poat ffi«a. stipulating that if thare waa
the lathes were to ynvey him to tha
depot, five blocks away, in a grocer's
wheelbarrow, while if he lost bt was to
treat t« ice cream. The young ladias
accepted the let. and the tru- visited
the |Katofth-M. The letter w»» there It
took the girls lust about five minuU* to
borrow the shabbiest booking wheel
barrow in town, and iu a trioe they had
it Wfoi e the fjostofflce. where by this
time jtnte a crowd hail assembled.
The butcher tried hard to bag off,
but willing hands dumped him in the
wheelbarrow, and one of tbe maidens
aetsed the handles- Off they went at a
rapid gait without regard to the rider's
bodih comfort. Hundreds of persons
gathered !o s#« the *how' but it wa«
the butcher and not the girls, who felt
out of place. Before they had gone a
square, he had offered to buy them every
thing from a quart of ice cream to a
ailk rtMw apiece if they would let up,
Never hat! such an interesting pro
aasetoii jaraded Dover's street*. The
girls trundled the wheelbarrow right
up to the de|«t door*,, and there, in the
present* of an admiring crowd they
dumfxxl thair irate and tiaif dead viotin
OB the sidewalk. -Ph UrnMp TI Unvord.
Ls^
A1•iy'a aaul is to a woaun
the work. 1 jfet
mm*-
thing more and something leas than a
man's confidential valet. Her work is
not hard, and he? duties are regular.
Hare is what a lady's maid say** about
them. She was attendant to what may
ba called a fashionable woman "There
|a sot," she said, "a deal of variation is
,-t*
1
!M
*t
reisi
The first one 1 *aw
cl'Xk
in |Vv
•turning and breakfast at *S. Iminetti
atelv afterward 1 fake a 1 ot of
ch»toleto
and the niurumg j»aj er^ U» mv im-die**,
«nd while she drinks it 1 lead from the
papers aloud. Then 1 pre|are her bath,
and after that arrange her hair and
dress for her 1U o'clock breakfast
While the chambermaid is doing up her
loom I arrange her toilet brushes and
boxes, and get out har afternoon dres*.
have my dinner at 1 o'clock. If my
mist
feels like napping after
luncheon I read bar to sleep. If she
goes shopping usually accompany her.
At i o'clock I dress her for her after
noon drive, and again at ti o docu for
dinner. I have suo|»er at 7 o'clock, and
the evening is generally my own but 1
go to bed earl v whet my mistress is
out, because when she comes home I
have to undress her, »mb out her hair
and read her to sleep. Brushing and
mending up her dresse*. attending to
her laces, and looking after her linen
take up most of my spare time. Bun
day afternoon I always have to myself,
and altogether I am satisfied. Liadie*
who require tha attendance of maids
have to treat them with a oartain
amount of oonaidersUon in order to
keep them.**- Pall Mail Budget.
fn»r raai
Ymrj HMs fa written om Om art§Mt
af feet, yet a pretty foot, although
BeceAsarily concealed much of the time
unless its owner is resolved to display
it is quite as powerful a weapon in tha
armory of lieautv as a pretty hand. A
slender yet plump foot of moderate
length, with short toes, smalt heel aud
arch.*! instep, is the ideal of beauty,
and, although many well-dressed feet
apiear to possess all thewe require
ments, it will often be found that much
defends n)Xn tha dreesang. A pretty
bare foot is a rare (KMseasion, and a
sculptor, a young and gifted woman,
who had attained eminence u her art,
aaid that she found it almost imjo«sihle
to obtain a desirable aaodal beyond tha
age of childhiMsl
At this {teriod the charm of bare feat
is a theme for the aiuter and )oet as
well as the sculptor, and in mamma's
catalogue of baby attractions the cun
ning iittle piuk t«»*i arc sure to ?day an
imjortatit {art. The ^nettiest feet on
record were those of Napoleon's sister,
the Princess Borghese, who, after her
bath, used to recline gracefully on a
lounge in her dressing-room with her
diminutive feat, plump and perfect as
those of a child, and tinted like a tea
rose, carefully displayed. A lady who
was admitted to the intimacy of the
dressing-room expressed her admira
tion of the feet, and especially of their
peculiarly beautiful tint but she was
aiey
uite overwhelmed by the reply "Are
not pretty My maid does them
every morning after my bath This
was a work of art which had all the
merit of originality. Harper 4 MOJUXT*
Twa Kteda af Heaee.
Prtbablv very few people could give,
on the siur of the moment, a satisfact
orv definition of common-sense, yet
every one would agree that it is a
poesession well worth seek tog. Of a
very aspiring soul it was once said, He
had the sixth sense, the sanse of the
ideal,' doubtless those who have that
sixth sense would not, for worlds, barter
it, even to attain that practical mastery
of affairs which they may lack, but
they would be fortunate, indeed, if that
which they want could ba "added unto
it."
"I wish," aaid an angry father to hia
dreamy boy, "that you nad more 00m
mon-sensc even if you had leas that fa
uncommon."
But the boy had fllcwtrkms ootnpaaw
in his ideal paradise man v names which
will be long remembered liavc belonged
to dreamers and theorists. It was said
that the elder Mii»leau had imagina
tion enough for twelve men. aud not
common avuse enough for one Yet
his imagination was a rich possession,
and made up for his lsck of ability to
think practical thoughta in a pcoaaio
wav.
Secretary Saward ones sarfd of Horace
Cirecley, "He is an exceedingly clever
Bian, but be wants common sense. If
he had a little of that, wa should ba
compelled to hang him
Though one might notearato atfcratpt
defining common-nense, an excellent
ulustration of the differanoa between it
snd its ideal tclativc may be found in
the remark of a steady-going merchant,
w hose son had Itwinne a poet.
"Clarence never waa much like me,"
he said. "Yon see, I'm always looking
round to see if the fence* w ant meudiug,
or if I can kill a potato-bug, and Clar
ance has his eye on the clouds by day,
and the stsr« by night
Yet the idealist need not Ittk AOWB
op his prac tical fellow workar,
'Ali ar«- tuKKlad lv cnu-Ii one,
Motblu^ U tair or kcmmI *li»ne
Ina holtis as honorable flaai |B
aarthly uses aa the shifting mercury.
Haw Me t'euM Catch Tha as.
Judge W waa a somewhat noted
public speakar with var' ecoaotric man
ners His head was as smooth as tha
trailitional billiard liall. except thst
about the lower part, »pon the side*
and back, there was a narrow fringe of
hair. Into this he was constantly jab
bing bis fingers whan apeak ing in pub
lic, A vigorous sentence would ooma
from his li]w whan in this narrow belt
of )i»it would go his llngctM dashing
first into one side than into the other
During one of hi* speeches, when this
peculiarity was more noticeable thai
usual, a tall specimen In the l»aok part
of the hall appeared visibly exoited. At
each spasmodic clutch of the hair ha
would lean forward and open his mouth
as though to speak. -Finally he could
stand it no longer At a mors vigorous
dive than usual, he leaned over the
back of the aaat in front of him, and ex
tending his hand toward the speakar,
shouted w a t*a»a ahnU b«tt eywpa
thetic
"Dnva *mm halo
OM
aUarin*. mia-
ter Drive 'am up into tbe elaarin'.
Yer kin ketch emaaaiar thar !*—Lmeit
lot! Journal.
A Kam racantly hanged in a ttontham
twwrtt on Friday,
waa
W-'
A warn nm MAM.
ctus»' u »twss an
tmi aattia
11a Mandhw (rite
He finally fixed upon six daairabla
names, and from theee his children.
with the help of his friend Forster, se
lected one thancaforth all waa plain,
•ailing.
Sir waiter Scott always maintained!
that the name of ita hero waa not tha
best title for a book.
"Nay.*" he said to his publiaher. Con
stable, who broached the opposite*
theory, "never let m. have to write up
to a name. I have generally adopted a
title which told nothing
Tbeopluie Gautier's novel, "La Capi
taine I- racaaee," ha* a curious history.
In 1K30 it was the custom for literary'
bttginuers U» auuounce, with thair fustf
books, an imjMising uumler of forth-t
comiQg works. They would select at|
random a list of catching names, whicitt
sometimes actually became the title* off
books, and, iu man* cases were ignored),
by the author, and forgotten by the*
public.
Thua waa "Cnpitain* Fraoaaaa" prom
ised to tha world, but not few thirty
rears waa the book written. Than)
DauUar, goadetl into action by th«^
thought of his unkept prenntsa, sat{*
about hp task, and completed it, merely1
{. keep his professional word.
Ha bad not tin- tdighteef pt^raonai n
terest In thi* obstiiiate captain, who««(
name had digged huu, all these yearn,,
like a specter, hot be wieely judged^
that' the only way to get rid of turn wasf
to give him fame a
Youth'* Companion.
l*ag Aga.
AHtiaiotts to the slight of
produce strained relations, even be
tween the dearest friends "I always
liked those flow tits," said ona lady, ad
miringly regarding the bonnet worn bn
another. 'Thev always remind me of|
our first.gieetmg, sn yesrs ago. They
were aa becoming
to you than
are now,"
A still more caaalfo
&
of
Indlnna at M#|v
alu»la iMaily w«*a a»ong UM le»vw*ir
thm mm
of radflMathat
mm
of Hia fan of nA mm that mm
4uad over tha plains of tha Wast.b^'
)Cttit-t0-tob~p» or Four Baw* waa theirs
AoiktHes. aud his deeds of prowess
natonJshing. On one occasion a war^
party of 150 Chavenne warrior* dashed r\
up to a Matnlan town, secured one scaip^f
aatd a avaaler of horses. Four Bear4^5'
followad Chayannas with 50 -war
riors. After two day» pursuit ha oarne,
upon tham and planted bis spear in thes-,"'^
earth. Tbe Cheyennes had recognizMltf
the challenge to singte combat andp
their chief entared the arena while thep
two war parties drew around to see the*/
duel. At a aifnal the two warnum rodef"/
hard at cai otlMr When near together it*
both fired Thay passed at full gsllop,'
w e e e e o i a n s o o a i n
The Mandan took off hi- powder born&j.,
and held it uix He showed the^."
Cheyenne that tfia bullet had shattered*^
it and that he was without ammunition
He threw the horn upon th« ground?^*
and dropped the gtm Insside it. Theg^
Cheyenne instantly threw off his am
munition and dropped his gun. Both|
drew their hows and arrows andf
placet! tlMir shields Upon then
left arma. Down they cam»,
again, and around and kround they1
circled shooting as fast aa the arrow#
could IM discharged Borne of thep
arrows ware pinned on the shield*
Home lodged in the arma and legs audi
mad«- bail 'wounds Ruddenh lht4
horse of the Mandan fell, shot thro i*!
the heart. The Cheyenne reined apt
his horae and jumped to the ground
The warriors facet! each other for a*
momast aud then advanced, firing their
arrowa. The Chevenne's qtuver gave
out firat. He snatched it from his side,
held it up and showed that it waar
empty. Then he threw it on the.
ground, tossed aside his bow and
shield, drew his knife and held it abovM.
his head. The Mandan acknowledged
the new challenge with a whoop, and:
threw down his shield and quiver. Hal
reached for his knife, but it was not in
his twit In the hurry of leaving his
wigwam he had left it behind him
But the Mandan did not hesitate Has
mat the Cheyenne half way, and all
that he had with which to match the
knife as a weapon was the empty bow
With the bow Four Bears struck thai
Cheyenne once and than closed iti with
him to get ptsuM*saion of the km!©- Again
and again the keen blade was drawn
through the Uand of the Mandan, and
three or four timet IM received a thrust
in his body. At iaet he wrenched thei
knife from the Cheyenne and drove tha
blade through hi* heart. Waak ana
fami and covered with blood the Man
dan held up the knife, claimed that
battle and the scalp. Not a word waa
spoken The Chayenne«_ turned audi
rode away, leaving tha
ters of the field.
Wanting a Navel.
Umj ft reader of novel*
feels that when a work of fiction
written, the author's task hi done, not!
realising that its name often proves a^
stumbling bloak to his invention. W1U4
Diokens a title was the first neceaaitv
Having settled upon that, his story*
troubled him no snorts
Never were his difficultly greater
than bafora writing "David Copper
ti«id For nonths he deliberated and
fumed.
"My mind fa running like a high aaa
on namea," ha wrote to a friend, "not
satisfied yet."
w
T.-
s
aa
event has served to paint at
married
on Frjday, presentad with twins 011 Fri
day, committed his crime on Friday,
and waa hangedm
name wasn't Friday.
thay'
Don't apologize, Mr KWfOO, w^*
the answer, I forgive you, tot it W*a
very long time ago.
It L» tha old man, aaa
r""
maBlftoa
af a
paat'
oaaa a
re­
proof aud a joke.
At a certain trial in an English
court, a lawyer, named Hi bum, ad
dr*w»ed the mrv at great length, re
)eatuig himself cuustantly and never
gm&g the slightest aign of closing hi#
^{weoli When l»e had been puttudiiig
away for several hours,
tka
SmQ* inta*-
posr*.l. and said
"Mr. Itibion, you have UM us tkai
before."
"Dhl I, mvLorfr aaid Kibton "I'l
vryj^rr. I quite »t it.
mla,
w|»f»eaa
the advice to the young man. A»'d i*H
is th» old man, too, who givas the
mooef l» ttt
Pueltii
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