The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, March 19, 1896, Image 6

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CHAPTER Xl.I-iContinued.l
He Lad seen her pass swiftly in the
direction from which hp had just then
couje. and presently heard her voice call
ing to the garden coolies, and interroga
ting them in turu. Then she came and
stolid on the threshold of the open ihsir.
"Oh. Nora, have you seen ruy ring?"
she asked plteously, in her excitement,
only giving the eurtest possible nod to
Colonel I'rinsep.
"No. dear. Hare you lost it? Where
did you have it last?"
"I took it off while I was transplanting
those cuttings." and laid it down beside
inc. Then when I went hack for it. it
as gone" with a distressed accent, and
a tragic movement of her hands so ex
pressive of loss that Mrs. Dene felt half
inclined to smile. Not so Colonel I'rin
M'p. who looked such a picture of truilt
that if Jane had not been too preoccupied
to notice, she must have found him out.
"It may have rolled away," he sug
gested, awkwardly. "Let uie go and help
"Oh. no. thank you! I can find it best
tnvself," answered Jane quickly, and ran
But, in spite of her prohibition, he fol
lowed. When he came up she was stand
ing staring blankly at the rifled ring
which she held in the palm of her out
stretched hand.
"Ah, you have found it!" he remarked,
with an overdone air of cheerfulness.
"Found it'?" she repeated, tearfully.
"Oh, yes, I have found it! But but '
Then with a sudden gleam of hope: "Per
haps it has fallen into the water. There
is a piece still missing it might have
rolled into the water, might it not?" she
asked, eagerly.
"Certainly it might, if ;f it wag a
round piece."
"It was round."
She looked at the water wistfully, but
did uot attempt to search for it. He un
derstood why.
"You prize the ring very much?" he
a. uest killed, sea rchi n gly .
The eloquence of her eys told bim how
much rather than her words, which were
common place enough.
"It was a present, perhaps?" he went
on. inquiringly.
"No. no, I bought it myself. Of course
I know it was only silver, but "
She stopped abruptly, no longer able to
conceal her impatieu-e to be alone.
"Will you go in and tell Mrs Dene that
I am coming?" she asked, imploringly.
He turned and went at oni-e, but as he
entered the drawing-room he could not
help seeing her as slu Vnelt u)on the
ground, and with In r own hands dug
among the mud in her vain endeavor to
recover what she had lost. He almost re
pented then of what he had done, and he
felt still more penitent when a little later
Jane came in. looking so desolate and de
spairing that Mrs. Itcne involuntarily ex
claimed: "Why, child, whatever is the matter? I
understood from the Colonel that you had
found your ring."
"Not all of it a piece is missing."
"It can be replaced" with a little gen
tle surprise i't the other's exaggerated
"It can never be rcplnoed."
'Then it must be found. I will offer a
reward for it. and that .will make the ser
vants more eager in their search. You
must describe what it is like."
"I can't do that."
"Then, my dear, how can we help you?"
"Not at nil; I must look for it myself.
Don't, be offended, Nora I am very grate
ful to you all the same."
She had blushed so vividly thai Mrs.
Dene hastened to change a subject evi
dently embarrassing.
"Colonel I'rinsep came t ask ns if we
would go to the sports this afternoon.
Should yon care it, Jenny?"
"I will go. of course, if you w ish it."
"But do you care about it?"
"I hate sports." declared Jane, vicious
ly, mindful of the gymkhana at which
she had first met and lost her heart to
Stephen I'rinsep.
"Then, my dear, don't go. Life is too
short to be Itored." smiled Mrs. Dene.
"But yon must not stay in always with
me; you ought to go out. Would you like
to ride Selim?"
"Oh, Nora, may I? I have not ridden
him since we were at Simla!" cried Jane,
excitedly, almost forgetting her trouble.-
"I did not know you were so fond of
riding." said Colonel I'rinsep.
"And you don't know Selim. He is not
like any other horse that ever was. I
tan trust him."
"All the same. I shall not let you go
nlone. Yon are bound to go to the gym
khana, I suppose. Colonel I'rinsep?"
"No. If -Miss Knox will allow me to
accompany her I shall be delighted."
And, for some reason or other, perhaps
to prove how titter was her indifference,
Miss Knox made no objection.
They started early in the afternoon,
Jane looking shyly bewitching in her neat
ly fitting habit and broad Terai hat. Col
onel I'rinsep sitting erect in his saddle,
ecarccly glancing in his companion's di
rection, as he discoursed upon every sub
ject likely to interest her, yet avoided
with intention anything personal. Jane
felt as though she must be in a dream -listening
to hii voice, the same, yet so
changed to her. Knowing nothing of Ihe
memories that were surfing through bis
brain, rendering bim often unconscious of
what he bad said, and oblivion of her
replica, abe thought that it was only an
other aim that he had ceased to rare for
her, and made an effort to appear un
concerned aa be.
A boy ran out of a native hut shouting
wildlr and Bring off several fire-works
in ancreeato. '.The aensitive Arab which
j ratty rc Cfat reared and plunged wild
ly, tT "sit4 aff at a furious gallop.
Ck" r IV-ff feBawad aa quickly aa
tij.. t .,J to MsfctM tfca anbaal
. ' :.':.''..;. ... : .
A (iuu"i-"u wi-i : y
more if he went too near. At present
there was a chance of his settling down
into a quiet canter when his excitement
had subsided. But Selim, who so seldom
broke out thus, determined to have a
final fling. Putting his head lwtween his
legs be gave two or three violent buck
jumps that sui-cceded in dislodging Jane;
and then, as she sllps-d down, her arms
tightly clasping his neck, he sIimk) as
meekly as the lamb be bad always been
considered before.
When her escort came up. be found her
flushed and trembling, still holding the
reins, her hair falling alsiut her in mag
nificent masses, and glinting in the sun
like autumn leaves, a hundred subtle
shades of brown and gold.
He placed his hand uism Selim's shin
ing neck.
"The horse y u trusted," be remarked,
with what he tru-d to make a cynical
smile, yet felt convinced was only fool
ishly tender.
"I shall never trust anything again,"
declared Jane, with decision
"Ah. you must not say that! Selim was
only rash, not vicious. It would not be
fair to cendemu any one for a single
She gave a swift glance into his face,
wondering if he were pleading for himself
or only Selim. To aioid her scrutiny he
turned nud took his horse from the na
tive who was holding it. Then mount
ing, he rode along quietly by hi r side.
The winter sun that shout Idfy seem
ed to have leservi-d a special radiance for
the girl's bright locks as thc.V waved
softly behind her; there was, tisi. a
gleam in her hnu I eyes that had n it been
there before. Kverything looked bright
and beautiful that afternoon, thought
Stephen I'rinsep. but nothing so bright,
so beautiful as his whilom sweetheart.
After a time their relations grew less
strained, yet also less full of tremulous
delight. They were talking ns ordinary
acquaintances might have talked, when
at last they reached the bungalow gates.
Then Colonel I'rinsep said, earnestly,
and without connection to what they had
been saying before:
"Jenny, will you do what I am going to
ask? Will you ask .Mrs. Knox to tell you
the whole story about Jacob Lynn's let
ters?" A little nervously she promised: and
then put her hand in bis to ay."good
by." He relinquished it even sooner than
courtesy might have dictated, but stood
liMiking at her with gentle gravity. An
almost lealless tree with graceful golden
pods waved above her; behind a group of
banana treestwo large, milk-eyed bul
locks were working a well, and the dron
ing whir-r-r of the wheel was the only
sound that broke the stillness. A woman
with her face almost hidden by a silk
embroidered scarf stood watching them
from a little distance. The scene was in
tensely Indian, yet Stephen I'rinsep
found his thoughts insensibly reverting
to his Knglish home, with its trim flower
beds and well-kept walks. In fancy he
could almost imagine that even now he
was walking under the avenue of chest
nuts with his bride. udnting out to her
each familiar spot they passed.
"You won't come in?" asked Jane, tim
idly. "No, I won't come in, thank you. (Jood
When Jane went in she found a note
from her mother containing rather start
ling news. The quartermaster had been
so unwell that Mrs. Knox had called in
a doctor, who pronounced it to Is- an
utter breaking-op of health, consequent
on his long residence fn the country, and
that the only remedy he could suggest
was a year's leave to Kngland.
"This, of course," wrote Mrs. Knox,
"will lie a serious pecuniary loss; but
we must grudge nothing that will restore
to us your father as he used to be."
"Ah, that he can never be again!"
frighed Jane, ns she put down the letter.
She scarcely knew whether to be glad or
sorry at the decision thus announced:
whether it would be a relief to go or
great grief. "How could she," she asked
herself, "leave India, not knowing wheth
er she might ever sec ber lover's face
again ?"
She thought of going home at once,
much as she dreaded the meeting with
her father; then glancing again at the
letter she saw that Mrs. Kuox expressly
desired she would not shorten her visit,
which in any case would be at nil end in
a few days.
Those last days, how Jane enjoyed
Stephen I'rinsep. who came every day,
scarcely recognized her in this new mood.
Was it frivolity or heartlessness. or the
excitement engendered by despair? May
lie the last .conjecture was nearer the
truth than she herself knew.
They never sw each other alone, so
it was the easier for the Colonel to keep
to his resolution. He did not startle her
again. An outsider would have thought
them merely friends. Jane herself was
often reminded of the time when her en
gagement to Jacob Lynn was a secret
still, and all unconsciously she was learn
ing to love one whom it had seemed fated
she should never marry.
One tiny Mrs. Ikuie asked her to re
main with her during the year her par
ents would lie away; but .she put the
temptation from her bravely.
"You are us good as yon have always
lieen," she answered, gratefully; "but it
is my duty to go with them lo help my
"Certainly the great reformer must
have been your ancestor." cnmuieiitiil
the Colonel, when be heard of the offer
and its refusal.
"Indeed. I don't think even John Knox
took ao much delight in denying him
self," complained Mrs. Dene.
"I expect John Knox was good al'
round," observed Jane, quaintly, "and did
not need to distinguish himself in any
particular direction. Besides," she add
ed, gravely, after a pause, "it is my
pleasure, of course, as well ns my duly,
to go with my father and mother."
Hhe waa ilttlng a little distance off, and
Colonel Prinaep rroaaed the room and
atood near her looking down.
"Would nothing induce you to stay be-
lind?" lie asked, in a v..U so low that
Mrs. Ifc-oe iwW run have heard it, even if
be bad uot at that moment been bur"
counting a cros-stitch pattern.
V Zit.
"You might marry
1 he haiarded.
"Never, never!"
"Why?" be asked her Isddiy
bis eyes
still fastened on her face.
Her lips qui. ere.) In such evident di-tr-i
that he could nut pnss the ques
tion. "All jfirls say that." he reruarkid in
stead, with a touch of incredibility.
"Not, I hope, with such g'ssj reason,"
she replied, with a dignity so full of sor
row that be was sih ucciL
Kven with the hoe cf consoling her
at last, he had no right lo paiu her so.
This was the last day.
Mrs. Dene's stay at Alijiore bad done
her undoubted good. She was hsiking
better anil brighter than she had looked
for a long time, since Iht husband's
death, in fact. I'eople thought that she
was already comforted for his loss, and
Ugan to wonder if the would marry
again, and if so. whom. Some such sim-c-u
hi i ion was expressed in the hearing of
Barry Larrou, Miid the thought entered
into his mind that, perhaps, it might be
for his advantage if she married him.
Feeling terribly sore after his rejection
by the quartermaster's daughter, and un
able to carry out his revengeful threat
with any hos- of success, be fancied he
might hurt her by so suddenly transfer
ring bis attentions she would tie fain
to llouht w hether they had ever seriously
been offered to herself. To do this lie
must manage an exchange to Hattiabad.
where the detachment was, and w here he
would have every opportunity of matur
ing his plans. This for two reasons
first, btf-uuse even he would hick the as
surance nts'cssary to make love to one
woman under the very eyes of that other
he had so lately wooed and secondly,
because Mrs. Dene herself was going so
But he was too cautious to take this
decisive move until he hud satisfied him
self that he would n-eive a warm wel
come. Not that he doubted it, only it
was his nature to calculate, as well us to
So it hapiwned that, when Jane and
Mrs. Dene arrived at the station, the first
ierou they saw walking down the pint
form was Major Larron.
Jane drew back at once.
"I will go and get your ticket, and see
after your luggage Perhaps he will have
gone by then." she suggested, nervously.
Mrs. Dene assented, ami walked on alone.
Major Larron udvauced to meet her, in
irreproachable morning costume, with a
rosebud in butt. m-hole. The widow, he
thought, might le more critical than the
"I heard you were going to-day. nnd
did not wish ymi to have without saying" he began. "1 don't thin,
hoe. eer. it will be long before we meet
"No?" queried Mrs. Dne. so quietly
that, had be not Is-en certain she must
care for him still, now there was no bar
rier tut ween them, lie might have read
indifference in lier tone.
He was thinking to himself that report
had ssiken truly; she was looking very
well, nearly as pretty as when she was n
girl, and far more Interesting.
"I am coming to Huttiiibad; to stay for
some time, 1 fancy."
She looked up languidly, surprised.
"You will find it very dull, I am
"I do not think so. I always like Hat
tiabad. Do you remember when we met
there first."
"I remcinlicr distinctly everything con
nected with our acquaintance, Major
She was looking into his face still, with
such utter coldness and dislike, as she
guessed at his intentions, that he was al
most convinced of his mistake. But he
would not admit it yet.
"1 mi afraid you have not forgiven
me." he said, reproachfully.
Her eyes were all ablaze as she an
swered scornfully:
"Forgiven you? Why. I am grateful to
you, lie-re grateful than 1 can express,
for saving tne from a marriage that
would have made me wretched, and giv
ing me instead the noblest, kindest hus
band that ever woman had. Thanks to
you I have known what jM-rfeet happi
ness is. and though ! possessisl it fur s-
short a time, it is enough to sweeten (lie
remainder of a life that would otherw ise
be sad enough, heaven knows."
The Hon. Barry Ijirron twirled his
durk mustache, and tried to look utimov . (I.
"I don't think you have ever nu.J -r-
Htissl me. unite." he said, a little awk-l
Mrs. Dene shrugged her shoulders, not
attempting to conceal her contempt.
Though she bad said as much herself to
June, she began to doubt it now. A man
who bad acted with so little sincerity and
delicacy uf feeling might be capable of
anything, she thought. j
"Well. I must not keep you longer
now, otisirvisi larron. He shall soon
meet at Hattiabad."
But in bis own mind that scheme was
already abandoned.
(To b continued.)
Prayer In War Time.
LMitor F. W. Woolard, of the Carml
(111.) Times, was one of a group who
were swapping stories at the Alliambra.
The drift of the conversation was ujKin
Incidents which bad impressed the nar
rators while here during and after the
war. "I once heard a remarkable
prayer from an old negro," said F.ditor
Woolard. "It was at the time Sher
man bad pushed through Georgia, and
everytKMly waa 'cussing' bim constant
ly. The old man lind unconsciously ab
sorbed the language of bis master, al
though bis sympathies were all the
other way. He wan In the in Id at of
what the Irreverent Kometlmea style a
'trash mover,' a most earnest prayer at
a 'big meetln',' when be lifted his eyea
to heaven and exclaimed aa a grand
finale, 'And now, Lawd, bleu (i,.m
what dun freed de po' nigger bless de
domn Yankees.' He wna In dead earn
est, and saw nothing ludicrous In Ida
worda. It waa what be always beard
them called." Atlanta Journal.
Haatlng Wild lata.
Wild cuts abound in Pleasant Valley
woods, a few miles east of Wlusted,
Conn., and recently became so bold that
they attacked human beings, a I moat
sending to death one of the farmers of
Ihe nelrblurhood. The other day
party waa organized to bunt the felines
and Are of the latter, on of tbem
weighing forty pounds and looking eg-'
actly like a tig, wet klUwL "
1XJ1 lUOUTl 11 Ej 11J1L,0.
CoUndCritici.m.Bed Upon
the Happening of tba Dajr His
torical and New Notes.
We will think Scboiiiliurk ought to
have drawn bU line Just west of the
letter "k."
Laureate Alfred Austin is In bard
luck. There's prK-lous little Inspiration
lu a liu' twisted tail.
Kverjthlng Is comparatively quiet in
Venezuela, but Knglaud Is still exjicri
eut'iug those shooting pains lu the
Transvaal region.
The official pay of F.nglautl'a poet
laureate is )f-'l" a mouth. The Indica
tions are tiiat Mr. Austin will not be
able to earn bis salary.
A South Carolina man has been ar
restee for kissing a girl after courting
her two years. The next time be will
know better than to wait so long.
It would In- a sorry stcetiuie If Mr.
Bill Hoheiizolleni were to fight bis
grandma, but boys have some rights
which old folks are bound to respect.
George (J. Cmiiiioii wanted to lie Uni
ted States Senator from I 'tali, but the
Ueuldican caucus elected his son, Frank
J. Cannon. The young man seems to be
a pretty enterprising son-of a-gun.
If Matislield makes a success on the
hi -In re id.itform be probably will lie
Imitated by Anson, Sullivan. Fitzslm
liums, P.rodle, Zella Nieolaus ami other
Thespian lulght lights. The coutilry
cannot jiff'ord t, invite this.
Of course. It would be regret t.nlile If
Dllliravell nnd Lselill were to meet oil
the field if honor and shoot each other
to plosti, but If the eiititliientJil yacht
row can lie stopped In no other way we
stand ready to waive all ohji-ctloii to
Htn-Ij a settlement.
A lawyer In Western Kansas declare
'.i favor of consolidating n number of
counties In order to cut down the offices
and nave expense, and thinks the proisi
1iJon will Is- jMipiilur. It Is not known
TStiether lie is demented or merely
working off a rich Joke.
Birmingham is overrun by rats that
are fill from the sewers. The authori
ties have taken no steps to exteriliilliite
them, lst-nuse Mr. Cb.unlierhiin. when
Mayor, tbt hireil that nits were gsi
si -avengers, who, by outing tip garbage,
prevented the spread of disease.
Following in the line of the rest of
the ministry, Mr. Joe Chnmberhiin ad
vaiwc to remark licit the Monroe ihie
trine Is n highly resj.ect:ililc article of
diplomatic furniture, mid that Mr.
Cleveland Is a gentleman and a nuin of
rectitude. It has taken sibotit three
weeks for Great Britain's attitude to
turn alxiut-f.'icc.
Another fine old tradition has been
spoiled. Mrs. Glass' "Cook Book." pub
lished In the hist century, gave a recipe
for cooking n bare lieglniilng with "first
case your bare." that is, skin the ani
mal. This was the reading in the first
edition, tlie printer of the next chang
ing the "ease" to "(-.itch." He was a
wit, nt nil events, either by nature or
In the closing month of 1S1IS a British
force of iilsiut l.litMt men. with ".(K) In
illtiiis in mldition, marched tijsin the
town of Buffalo, N. Y., mid captured it
after fifty of Its American defenders
were kilbil. The settlement was then
burned, with the exception of one nsi
detiec ami a blacksmith shop. Buffalo
U pow a cHy of over :;im(,(wK) Inhabit
ants, while the towns on the Canadian
aide of the river have grown but little.
The village that was wlpiil out eighty
two years ago could furnish a large
army if an emergency required it.
The bin lor of the Duchesse do BiiHsae
i the other day gave notice of his Inten
tlou to leave. Being asked for the rea
j son, be explained that be had miide one
j hundnil thousand dollars by speculat
ing In South African mining shares:
and an hour later her first footman fol
lowed the butler's example by giving
notice on the ground that he, t', bad
won six thousand dollars by specula
tion, and that be bad d"lermlned to
enter the service of bis friend, the ex
butler, to whose pointers and advice be
was Indebted for bis good luck.
Replanting and extending the orange
groves In Florida probably depend upon
finding a goxsl method of protecting the
trees against a hard freeze such as came
twice last winter. They were excep
tional freaks of itber, but no "pru
dent man will Invent In an orange grove
Without counting on their occasional
repetition. Small fruits and grapes In
the North are often protected lu winter
by covering them, and no doult horti
culturists will devise some plan lo coun
teract the danger, now clearly recog
ulzed, of oecnslonal heavy frosts In
Florida. In a hunilxT'of groves the
earth Is now linked around the trees
and the branches protected. It should
be still ensler to protect the low-growing
pineapple crop, which will be half
ns large this year as In lh!M. Florida
farmers are also planting the grade
of tobacco raised In Culm, and there Is
bo danger that too much of It will lie
produced even after the Island Is quiet
ed and resumes lu old Industries.
Tlie replies of the peers and repre
sentatives of the Japanese Government
to Enijtenar Mutsu Hlio'a suewn from
the throne Indies 'e that the statesmen
of Japan are wholly free from any self
imh rlofllra In ahln In thele nmnirvm
Th. !!. f pMra
' ' "
bis majesty, said: "There are sltftu of
growlag prosperity of the empire, a
prosperity due to the grand and far
aV'iteri juilicy pursued Ly your majes
ty And tl:e peer added that it
their Intention 'to contribute the!t
bumble share to the achievements of
the Imperial policy." The House of
Ileprt-scutatlve. In Its fcjKS-ch to the
throne, says: "The complete nccs
that attended the imperial arms in tin
war with China has spread the glory
of the country far and wide. This b
entirely the result of your majesty'
sacred virtues." Mutsu Hito. by gruci
of bis "sacred virtue," did It all. and
the nation's stati-sinen hasten to tell
bim so. It bad Is-en generally supposed
that Gen. Yamngnta. Count Oyama and
a few thousand other Japanese soldiers
and officers had taken part in the affair
but the i-ers corret the false rcisirt
It was Mutsu Hito.
The affairs of the Manchester riO-tnlll
Ion-dollar ship canal seem to lie going
from bad lo worse. In the hist six
months of IMi.-j It carried a barge tmffii
of lTilMP) tons for the small sum of
$lt,(!0. The average rii-cipts now
amount to alsmt $itl'.iKSi per month,
while the total monthly charge for In
terest alone is $ l.'io.i. Six months
ago the corporation owed the city ol
Manchester more than fi.mut in ar
rears of interest, and the debt now
must lie much greater. The sea going
t raffle Is U-Ing i-arrb-d on terms which
bring In a revenue of but a trifle ovet
.Vi cents icr ton of 2.2-1' t ikiuiuIs, and
during last year nearly ,'!ihi.(kki torn
were curried for only a few cents pes
ton. It is estimated that the cnual com
pany will require to earn nt least jl-n.-id)
per month during the first half ol
this year in order to meet lntcres'i
charges and working expcnsi-s. whili
the present monthly revenue Is Iom
than .7'UH". Hence the revenue must
be nearly three times as great an now it
the company Is to "make both einh
meet." It seems probable that tie
promised Increase of business w ill havi
to lie continued f,,r n long while befor
the company gets on a paying basis
and there Is some reason to fear It will
Is' swamped under Its load liofore that
time arrives.
Mr. DeH'W says: "All the transports
and navies of the world could not land
upon our shores an army which could
march but miles from the seacoast, or
even return to their ships. With all
the world in arms against us the vast
Interior of our continent, except fh Its
industrial and economical phases,
would know nothing of the trouble and
never see a foreign uniform except on
a prisoner of war. Secure in our isola
tion, supreme in our resources, tm
cqualed In our reserves and fm- from
dangerous neighbors, we occupy among
the nations of the globe a position so
exalted Olid safe that to compare us
with other countries would be absurd.
The statesman or the politician who
really fears for the safety of this coun
try is a fool. The statesman or poli
tician who does uot fear (because he
knows betteo and who yet preaches of
our weakness and our vulnerability, is
a demagogue, nnd he insults, the In
telligence of the American people."
But Mr. DeS'v S-aks not less wisely
and patriotically when he declares for
an international court of arbitration,
and asserts that It Is the duty of the
I'nlted States to take the Inltatlve. This
Is not a warlike country. We have
never acquired by conquest a foot of
territory; we have conquered and then
paid for what any other nation would
have seized as legitimate booty. He
mistakes the spirit of the American
people who looks iiMiti them as quick
or eager for a quarrel. They have had
enough of fighting. They have never
fought in the past except for principles,
whose vindication Is as dear as na
tional life itself. They will never tight
in the future except for such principles..
Gooil HuleK.
A schixil teacher III the West sends
us, with the consent of the "officers"
that their names may be used, the
"Kwles of the tiger .Inula foot -ball
dub." organized In her selesd. The lit
tle fellows who drew tip the ruh-s have
set an example in sportsmanship to
those whom they Would probably de
nominate their "setiias." We com
mend tile rules to college elevens. It
Is belter to have a good spirit than to
be a good speller. '
1. We do not allow any one to run
and jump on the ball.
2. We do not allow any one to swar
or make faces.
3. We do not allow any one to run
and fall over each other.
4. We do not allow uny one to try to
hurt each other.
5. Nobody Is allowed to kick the ball
toward the houses.
(i. We do not allow any one to rnn
from bases tinles It Is time to.
7. no person Is allow ed to belong to
our order without respi-ct.
K. iioImmI)" can play unless bis mime
Is in the list.
0. no person can throw stones.
10. times we meet after May 10 lS'.i.",
Wensdays Saturdays,
Dim Hull, 1'hllMp Harrison, Jell Har
rison, Harry Hope, Ofleers.
Where Japapese May Trade.
It Is reported at Hang-Chow that the
high provincial authorities In that city
Intend to lay out a settlement for the
Japanese for trading purMses In ac
cordance with the recent treaty be
tween the two countries. The sjsit
chosen for this punsise Is outside the
principal custom house of Hung Chirw,
beginning north of the Kung Cheng
bridge, and having a lateral area east
and west of three miles. The people
living within these limits will be al
lowed to sell land to the expected
strangers, but the selling of any other
land will be visited with punishment on
the offender.
One form of toothpick Is where a
dentist allows a person to select faU
own false teetb.
Dangers That Lurk in tbc Flowing
Howl How I'.riiiht and Influential
Men Have Been Dragged Down bjr the
lemon lrink!uppreea the Traffic
The Waste of Human Life.
According to the Chicago Tribune,
which prints a valuable but shocking
annual summary of casualties In the
I'nlted States, ihere were 5.75!t suicides
in the I tilted State lu as com
pared with the two previous years. In
which there were. In order, 4,i12 and
l.t.'i'i. The murders were lo.rxm in
lsid, O.Mhi In ism, and U!1. In 1XJ.
There were 1-X2 legal executions In
IKC, 1.12 In 1M4. and 12"i in W3. The
Dumber of murders miscalled lynchlngs
was 171 in IMC and 1H4 In 1M.
It thus Bpicars that during the last
:Wi years 3.'i people have b en lynched,
and during the past three years 2'i..)l."i
iersotis have been murdered. lo.lO"
have committed suicide, and o"."i have
Is-en legally executed. The figures thus
show a waste of life In the Culled
States alone of 42,7,'JS during the past
three years. The loss of life in the
year last passed, from the four causes
named, reached l'l..'Vi2.
The census of ls!i showed about
nmi.iMi deaths In the previous year, and
we doubt not that betweet: the Iiiiht
fect enumeration of that year and the
Increase of population since that date,
the annual deaths In the I'nlted States
now reach about a million a yinr.
While that rate of decrease Is startling,
it touches one almost pathetically when
he thinks of the causes of unnecessary
death, and the chief cause Is strong
il rink. Intemperance weakens, the phy
sical Hiwcrs. Incites men to murder,
makes It apparently needful to execute
murderers in order to discourage others
fiom that crlm , dccreasi human phys.
Ical resistance to disease, robs men and
women of their due amount of food,
promotes Insanity, and lu scores of
ways ministers to human destruction.
When men, and particularly women,
contemplate the ruin Inflicted by hu
man consent, and by that device of all
that Is satanlc the liquor license sys
temIt Is veritably wonderful that so
ciety ibs's not go en masse to forcibly
arrest the Traffic and burn d iwn the
sal-sin. Statistics that make men's
IiIismI curdle are accessible, w hich show
that the great part of loss A life is
quite unnecessary.
A Nation of Tippler.
F.nglnnd's annual drink bill reaches
the extraordinary total of almost $sisi..
ihmi.ikmi. In many of the museums and
libraries yon can get what you want
to drink, mid It is served gracefully by
prim young women. On every floor of
the average theater there Is a bar. The
steamers that ply up and down the
Thames all have liquors, and there the
prohibited hours on Sunday do not
apply. At the railway stations are nil
the liquors. Very often each separnfu
platform has Its bar. lu addition to the
several bars along the general plat
form. Wherever an express train wops
there Is a bar on each platform, nnd
the train almost always stops long
enough for you to get your drink.
Lunch baskets always contain a
drink of some kind, generally a Isittle
of ale. It Is not an uncommon sight to
see u gray-beaded lady sipping her
brandy at the station. One day at
Broad street we beheld a funeral party
solemnly wending their way to the
1 hi r n in I soothing their sorrows. In nil
my travel here, the occupants of the
compart incuts, with two exceptions,
have at some stage of the Journey pull
ed forth flasks and taken drinks. Cor
respondence Baltimore American.
A Lesson for Drnnkurds.
This Is bow diminutive dogs are pro
duced In I'aiis: Snatched from its
mother's breast when It is but u few
hours old, it is put on an alcoholic diet
liisti-ail of a lacteal diet. When it
reaches a cert it in age, alcohol under
different forms constitutes almost the
sole diet of the iinimal. 'ihe young
dogs do not die, but what Is far more
Important, they do not develop and
appear to be wasting away continually.
They soon cease to grow entirely. By
coupling thi-se products the lilllpti
t tu ii animal is obtained after two or
three generations. What a terrible les
son for drunkards and nbslnth con
sumers' New York World.
Htrny Stints at the Hnloon.
The natural effect of one glass of
grog Is to create a desire for more.
No man Is strictly soImt who has
taken Intoxicating liquors.
The ballot you cast makes yon either
a boiiie-defeiider or a saloon-defender.
. In order to live the saloon must havo
1'KMSK) boys a year. Have you a boy
lo spare?
The man who thinks more of the
drink-seller's wife than of bis own,
wants whipping.
A match may start a conflagration
nnd a teaspoonftil of brandy a thlrsi for
"He who often hugs the pewter,
Sure his thirst becomes aeirter.
License gives legal status to the liquor
traffic. Should the business of mniin.
d.nnkards bo granted such recogni
What a young man earns In the day
time goes Into his pocket, what fa
Hpcuds at night goes Into Ids character.
The saloon-keener never nrntnc. .
single dollar. Ills fine house Is built
with the poor man's earnings. Prohi
bition helps a ioor man to secure a
nome or nis own.
Mrs. Pbunnell's sister "fltell. it t
bad a husband that drank aa hard aa
John doea rd make. Mm bny a plaster
and stick It over his mouth" u
J'bunnell-'it wouldn't do an goodj
Jennie; he'd bay a porous punter."
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