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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 12, 1878)
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Hoi for the promlm nf tbe Ulwimt flIit,
Not for the gnod the yellow hnct jlM,
I bend at (Vrf ' shrine
For dull to humid tjt apr r
ThegoMrn h frf iheytar
A 11 mslsncholy worship's mine.
I hall Hire, inMffr llifl cht flearr,
That lirlllunt went, iliai iter so far me1
Ttie rlrhrni gift f sir Plor ran tin
Hrxllr, I p the In l.lfc'a twtride hour,
Ttu comforter of woo,
Till sorro Uiuhl mt toemfe thy )rr
In early day, hrn r"ncy bi,
A varkw -.irath I wot
Of HurMt'ir J"f Iik' tuiuilmi "l,
)nbcl tieirratrfiil ltr,
' The1 rie, tlm litem, rnjr tttirntwrt trnsntd,
Aa Vrniia unllril or Vrnti frowned!
But Iitp attfl Joy and all tdrlr train arr down ;
KVn Unmilil hnp no tnorr a mine.
Ami I mtl'l ln of tJirn almis,
Unit, perrltanre. Ihpallrttiiilratif grief,
Tlir rjitr lniit ami lllo If',
Tbrlr pale, futirrrtl fnlliRd hlrttd with thins.
Hall, lovely lilnMoml Tliou ranit riar,
The wrrlrhnl victim of tlbeaaei
Canal rhia lie- r ary r)ra In Krnllc tUrp,
WMeh nersr orn Intl wrrp,
Thine ll-n.xta!ns charm
Can acohlilntf Tain disarm,
Xipel Imperious Memory fn.m lirr seal,
Anil ttlil ths trrmlillriK heart to U at,
Hoiil soothm J'lant, wlilrh ran ueli Mf Mlri((t
Hjr thro it. mourner l-rara ti Dtp,
M Uioe tin' hn-es illr.
Oh, ever friendly to Irpalr,
Mlicht Horn' pallid vnt'ry dare,
Colli !, one final rttnedy Ifujilnrp,
IM cotitt thjr palliative, aid no mom,
No mora IM mi thai tlimt shmiM.t spread
Thy spells annuel my arliliiR hea;
nut court thy aofi, lill.ean pirr,
Tt hM mv UH from llila Ihrslditn fir,
.Ikirst tlue Ittnslrlal ooniIh, am) hvr rn
rAvom.it iiv roiiTim
On llm ri'nl Andil.in tli'Mirt, from
'thriin tllTrnt poluM of thn t'ompnan
Uiw lr.tviltr (ihiwly nppionohi'il nun
nnothor. Niiinriuil ni'irir tiny tmim
until prrannlly tlmy JoIiiim! rompmiy.
At Ural IIhto tvni n luoini'tit of nuap(1.
ion, nml nil worn on ihilr gnnnl; unn
laiii Ida hiiml on nnohl rnxor, romiiilml
in hla Inlh'i nuoilinr fuiuhlnl In hi
turlmn for it hoiuinknt'N nwlj nml thn
thlrtl ami InM, nhook hit nlinvn until
thopttlrof ahmira lilililon llmro wna In
hla hnml. All ilnuv Imnk Iho lunutlna
that luwl prolnntml llinlr hnmlM from iho
gUrliiK aim nml ilrlftln anuil, hut hml
no aoonnr rwonlxcil ono uuothor thnn
thoy ml up it ront ahiiiit of Joy, nml
throwing llinmanlvit Into iwh othor'n
rma, (nawnllni their InllriultlcM would
allow ilmm,) oiulirnt'i'tl.
All, llm harlmr, hml hul omioyo; lln
II, thn tailor, hml hul ono hnml; Kttll,
(hu ooblilnr, wiiutinl n foot.
Happy I thn ilny wlmn wu niint
HRnitir orlml thn iHtiHiymli "prny ilo
you uouui thin ahlu of mo thai I may
bclUir aw you whv, Hall, you nm Iimk
a hnml; ami you, Ki.ll, Inaa n foot. I
mvnolf waul nil i.i, unit pray hit mn
toll you how 1 loai It. Ho it n ,
noalotl. ami roat nwhlln, nml I will nv
lata to you nil nuu'ornluir my inlitfor.
"nio tliriMi then mmti'il llu'inanlvm, nml
AJI4 Iho ono'Ojotl liar'-nr, ooiniurnciMl.
'You know that I wiw liranl u hnrhor,
ami no ono workiut morn illllliutly or
Hharoil hntlnr in HtiKilml thnn I illd.
Onn unlucky lnv a troat lord oinnn to
mo and wanted hU hnml nhavcd, I
aoaHl Ida pto ulcoly, Hharpouod mv
lxl rnaor, mid wont to work. Ono
)ial( wn dono; I eouht hold nf hi
'nMM, tm our art dlutaloi. to ot nt thn
othw huIo, wlinn, an IIHui'k would
bavn It. tlm hruh full of lathnr wont
Into Ida nyo; ho roarud with pain, nud
Kcltlnc itilo a rap, avo mo Niudi n
liruhmn (hut, wlinn It wna ovor, ono
' ij Wiw nm. My iMiatoimTM all h-ft
'v uin: ono (hoim'ht it omuoyod tuati
VMuld hhuvn, ami I waa rulund. Now,
a lioKirnr, 1 inn uolui; to Mmn to trv
It bv praiT I oaunol nxauupt Mahout.
mco. nud lcir for uood tuok olino ni;idii
in my Ufo."
"I IliinW your eao n hail otio," aald
llnll, thn ouo.htimlod tnlhtr, " now IN.
ton to mllin. Ouo day thnro I'amo Into
my nhop a ouo-oyi'd iiiiiu, and onlnml
a vt. Ilo iiiukI havo tmou a nn'nt
poraonnn, for thn unrmont I wtu to
niako win of thn tnont costly kind, auoh
an nm worn nt Iho pal ait'.' 1 worked
diligently, nml whoa It waa llntahi'd I
took It to hi hotiMi. Ilo wauled to try
it on; ho put ono arm nicely In. ami had
(rut Into thn other kovo i tar an thn
ilbow, when ho yellod with palu. 'Hm
oa,' hocrloil, vlllalnxof a tailor, you
lirvo left a ihhmIIo In thoalnovo, ami it
haa plctvanl my arm; tako tliN, you do.'
ad ho in'gan to boat nu with a llu
tick, and when It wraa ovor my hand
waa gono. 1 could no longvr now; tuy
trade all loll too; nud now, a tor
wretch, 1 am traYolliujr, to thn holy City,
to Ituploro tho cronl pn)phct to take
away Ids our frtun mo."
It It my turn and though your
case arc hanl, Juat lUtou to mlno,"
aald Kail, tho ahooinakor. "Till la tho
way (a which I toil my fools In Hag.
lad, tuy allppora of jvllow kurdiali
leather woro in groat roputo. Ono day
taorn canto to mo a groat lord and of.
Jerod a pair of my yollow allppnr. 1
raado thorn tursalf, and carried thorn to
hla hotuo. Ilo put ono on It tilted
perfectly; ho trictl on tho other, hut It
would not go on lVrvolviug for tho
rat tlmo that ho had hut ouo oyo and
one arm, and Imagining that their lova
had aiado him rattier awkward, I told
hiaa to giro hla foot a stamp; ho did ao,
aad howltnt with palu. l)og of a cob
bier, ho cried, 'you hnvo loft a nail In
yoHr Bllppvrr and without mora ado ho
caught rue up in hta arm and throw mo
out of the window, Sotno pauerby
dekod me up, aad whon I got well ouo
oot waa Bono. My bunltiesa went to
taedoga; my creditors soiced all I had;
aad bow, without a copper, I am hob
Ming over the deaert to tho tomb of tho
great lawglrer, to beseech blm to grant
Whca Kail had finished all three were
ileat, and for full half an hour held
iowa their heads. At last slmultano.
aeoHely, they all burst out with "Oh,
where can three aiirh luck)' fellows lw
found?" and In audi a loud tono of
voice that n fourth traveler, who hail
dlciitly drawn niar, heard it, nml i.-i
'Who n) Ihry rr titiltick)' fulhma
'or If o, IikiI; ni tin' " i
Thi'throo jumptHl up aurprlapl, for
llict had In'U ao ni'aorlwd a not to
have hoard It I tit nppronch, All, llnll,
and Kail looked up and anw a man In
rag, with hul ono oyo, ono arm ni.d
ono Irg. ,
"You unlucky''1 exrliilmed thn new
comer. "Do jou comparo ouraltun.
Ilo'i with mlnof I, who ntn wnntlng In
o innny tliliigal What ilo you ny to
me, tho perfect addition of all your
woe Ami with It nil, I ronldcr my.
nU tlm luekieit fellow in tho worldl'
Ami here, with tho nld of a long
crutch, ho tripped nhout merrily on thn
"And how do you innungo to bo ao
happy" limy aked.
"I will, tell you," aald thn traveler,
"I own all my good luck to Inn'nnxrol
lent .iien -a harbor, n tailor, and a
ahootunker. The Ural took my oyo, tho
aecoml my arm, ami the lat my l'g.
Could I hul ll lid Ilium, ( would aliower
my hleaaluua on them."
"l had tho itlonauro of apolllug your
nyo," aald All, with a wink.
"Allow 1110 to recommend myaolf to
you na thn person who deprived you of
"If I hnvo made you happy by min
ing tho loa of your leg, I mil Kail, tho
hoemnkor, at your service," said Kttll,
and ho tottiln a aitrapc.
"And havo I tho good fortune to
meet you nil "nld thotrarnlnr, "Then
allow mn to embrace you."
Ami with thin, a well n Ida Inlirtnl
tin would nllow, ho hugged tliein nil
three, nml thou ndilroo(tlicm aa fol
"Now, Hatnn. Mynnmo la llnmlloti
xauui. I wna nhout to be tunrrled.
The dny before (ho uuiitlal common, I
went to you, All, to (10 shaved, You
mil your brush In my eye, and I 1ml It.
When I preaontod myself afterwnrd
to the lady, alto would have nothing to
00 witii mo, nml iiiiiirlcl some ono olio
She turned out to bo auch a winked
crenlure, ao iiiifiillhful, that her hu
bund, contretl with alt nine, kllleil lilio
aelf, It would ceitalnly hare been my
fate, If not for tho good fortune that 'f
hail In going to you to got shaved.
"Hometliuo nflcrwniilthn ntiltnti sent
for me. In nlor to ittakn myHolf plea,
ant to the commander of the faithful, I
bethought me I miiat have n now veal.
You, Hill, mnile It; 11 fortunnlo neodlo
went Into my nrm I lost It nml nuiltl
mil 1x0. Tho sultan had planned n se
cret oipcdltloii to carry on war with a
neighboring country, and I was to have
been In ll. They were all taken priv
oners by thn enemy, and are now roll
lug as slnves, under harsh master,
llnll, hnd It not been for you, whnl
would have been mv fntof
"Hut to you, Kail, my grnllttiilrr
knows no bounds, Know flint a friend
gave a grand feast, there was to be
merry-making nml dancing, ami I was
an luviled giieal, Thinking my old
shoes rnther worn, I ordered from you
a pair of yellow slippers, and suruly
anion good fortune look me to you.
There wn 11 null In one of them, and I
threw you out of the window, I could
not attend Iho fontt, nml lucky wn It
(lint I dltl not. for limy dinned about so
that the lloor fell In nml the roof on the
top of them, mid every soul was killed.
Had I gone there, ll had been an end of
mo, In thoao days I was harsh ami
hasty; but tho loss of my limbs hits
taught me a lesson from'tho want of
them I can no longer indulge in those
bursts of passion, nml am now as do.
ello and tpilet as it lamb, I'hankful to
the great prophet for tho kindness ho
has shown mo, and In order to do pen
mice for the misery I have caused to
others, 1 determined 011 a ullirrlinniro
lo Mecca, having sworn nol to tako otV
these rags, nor to enjoy any of the lux
uric of this life, before tludinir tho three
preservers of my honor, liberty, ami
life. Thouuh ulad so ooorlv, 1 have
much wealth, more than unough for us
all. Will you forgive and share with
"We have nothing to forglvo,' they
nil answered, astonished, "For care
lessuess mid want of skill, wo throw our
selves on your mnroy." Hurt) All, Kali,
Hall, nml Hen Houzauin turned toward
the Knt, and bowed nine times toward
the tomb of tho great prophet, In oidet
to nhow their thanks, dust then thev
decried a cloud of dust in tho distance,
and sooit a hand of mounted rohhorN
tore over the sands toward them. Their
swift horses soon boro them near the
four travelers, for they wcro eager for
plunder; but swing four such tubera
bin objects, all In tatters, and all so
so maimed, and not worth a scoutn as
slave, with a curse at them for tho
trouble they had given, and a laugh nt
them for their sorry appearauco, thoy
presently disappeared In tho opposite
When they wero out of alirht. llou
xnum lifting up his hand to Heaven, cried
out, "Another miracle! blessed lo Al
lah! How fortune favors us! If It had
not been for our wretched appearance,
wo should have been robbed and mur
dered. Now, my friends, that iho rob
Iwr are gone, let us Journey on to
Without any accident they arrived
at Mecca, kUsYd tho holy stoue, and,
their devotions finished returned with
out harm to Haplnd
Houxaum purchased a largo house,
with beautiful gardens, and hero lodg
ed All, Hall, ami Kali. I'hey passed
their days In the happiest way In tho
world, and had always a word of com
fort and a gift tf charily for tho unfor
tunate. Wit in Court.
Keen and cutting words, or even tri
lling incivilities. Indulged In at tho ex
pense of counsel, hao some time met
with nwift retribution, l'lunket wn
ouco engaged In a oaso, when toward
the end of the afternoon It became a
tpiestlon whether tho Court ahotild pro
ceed or adjourn till tho next day.
l'lunkot expressed his willingness to go
on If tho Jury would "set."
"Sit. sir, sit." aald the presiding
Judge, "not 'set;' hens set."
"I thank you, my Lord," said Plun.
Tho case proceeded, and presently
tho Judge had occasion to observe that
If tlinl worn tlin can h fnarwl Iho : J
tloti wmtlilnot "ny.u
I.!o, ruy Inl, II?, flcllrnrl tlin
harrlaUT; "imt lay, linn Iny. '
"If you ilon'l atop your pmieMng, i
air," aahl n hnty nml lrrltnhli Jmltt". i
111 lino ymi a humlrctl Hiiini,M I'll (
rIvo your lorilthlp two hitmlrfil If )ti ,
non i atop your ''Mirtitne, i
nnh atilk It ft (
M "'! tiai'j
was the ready re
Curran wa one, nd'lrna.lng Iho Jury,
witeu tlin .itiiige, wiio wns lliouglit lo
I be antagonistic) to his client, Intimated
his illaaeul from the nrgumwil
vanced by a shake of tho hem! "I
sic, gentlemen," said Ciirrnn, "I m
tho motion of his lordship's head. Per
son iinacipinlulril wlh hi !ordhlp
would he apt to think, this Implied a
difference of opinion, but bo anred,
gentlemen, this Is not the nao. When
you know Ids lordship n well as I do,
it will bo uuneccNary to loll you that
when he shnko his head there really Is
nothing In It,"
On another occasion Curran wns
ileaillnir before Fltr.glhhoti, tho lrlh
Chancellor, With whom he wns on terms
of anything but friendship, The Chun,
ccllor, with the distitirt piirMio, n It
would seem, of Insulting thn advocate,
brought with him on the bench a largo
Newfoundland dog, to which he devotod
a great ileal of his attention while Cur
ran was addressing very nlaborate nr
guiitent to him At n very material
point in Iho speech tho Judge turned
ipille n way, nml seemed to be wholly
ongroasrd with his dog. Ciirrnn censed
lo siienk. "(Jo on, go on, Mr. Curran,"
said (he Chancellor. "Oh, I beg a
thousand imrtlons, my lord," snhl the
witty barrister, "I really wns nntlerthe
Impression that your lordships worn in
Hul, perhaps, thn most crushing re
joinder over llung bank In return for an
Insult from the bench was that which
this same advocate hurled nt Judge
Judge Hoblnaon I described as n mini
of sour ami cynical disposition, who I
hml been 'raised to the bench so, nil
least, ll was commonly believed sim
ply because ho had written In favor of
the (lovorumeul of his day a number
of pinnphlets romnrkiirdn for nothing
but their servile ami rancorous scur
rility. Al the time when Curran was
only just rising into notice, nml while
he wns yet a poor ami struggling man,
this Judge ventured upon a sneering
(ike, which, small though it wn. but
or Currnn's rendy wit nml Honrching
rloipieiice, might have done him irro
HNinktng of some opinion of counsel
011 the oppo-dtc side. Cumin suld he had
cornulletl nil the liook ami could not
llinl a single rnjMi in which the principle
ill itispiile waa (litis nHtahllshcd.
" I'ltln may be, Mr. Curran, ' sneered
the Judge; "bnt I siisjietil your law li
brary Is rather limited."
Curran eyed Iho heartless toady for a
moment, nml then bnikn forth with this
"It h very trw, my lord, that I ntn
poor, and lliis circumstance has cer
tnlnly rather curtailed my library. My
looks are not i.otiteroiis, hut thy are
sclent, nnd hope have been perused
with proper dloHlion. I havo pro.
pniinl myself for this hl;h profession
rather by the study of a fow books thnn
by composition of a great many bad
ones. I am not ludtnmod of my pov
erty, but I should ho .nshamed of my
wealth If I should stoop to aeon Ire It by
servility nml corruption. If I rise not
to rank, I shall at least bo honest; and
should I ever ceaso to be ss ninny an
example hIiows me thai an lll-ae.pilrvd
elevation, by making mo the tnoro con
spicuous, would only make me the more
universally and notoriously contempti
An lawn Caahlnnri Story f a Hravr
Little Hoy Waa Waa Harmed en tar
Hut the saddest of our story is yet lo
come. The next day, .Sunday fore
noon, another lire was set a short ills
lauue from whero the ono thn dny ho
fore originated, nml, the wind Mug in
the same direction, nud blowing a great
deal harder, Iho fire wns driven parall
el with Iho other. AImiiiI I o'clock it
had reached (Irani township, ami wa.
coming at a furious speed toward the
prembes of Mr. 11. K. Aiken. Mr.
Aiken's oldest child, a lad of lifteeu
summons saw iho lire storm approach
ing. ami immediately mounted n horse
nml gnllnpcd onl into the Held to try
nml save his father's bav, which was in
imminent danger. Tho boy let the
horse go, and took tho blanket upon
which no rode nml wet it in tho creek
nml thought to put tho lire out while it
was crossing, AVhen tho lire nnitrnd
him it was so hot that he could not
stand It, am) ho started to run at one
side with tho hope of getting out of the
way of the main head lire, out ho soon
saw that ho could not gel out of Its
way, and knew that ho must (ace tho
worst. With great piesenco of mind,
tho bravo Utile fellow wrapped tho wet
blanket around bis head ami shoulder.
and turned ami ran with all his might
through tho linn It was but tho work
of a moment, and his doom was seated,
When bo reached the burned region
tho blanket dropped f mm him in pieces,
ami wltu his nntllessami almost iimror
Icsa hands he tore the remainder of his
burning clothing from his body, exeep
his ship's, which were crisp tight to his
feet, and them he stood, naked and
scorched from head to font, sutTorlng
untold agonies. Ills father, who wns
a short distance, away, saw tho tiro as
it passed over hla son. Ho ran his
horse through tho side tlm. and was
soon nt his boy's side. "Frank, am
vou badlv burned f" asked Mr. Aiken.
"No, father, but let's hurry home."
was tho reply. Mr. Aiken lifted th
poor fellow upon the horse, and started
to load It homo, and holding on to the
boy with ono hand lest he might fall.
They had proceeded In this manner
nut a tew steps when mo sunenng iniy
said, "Oh, fathur, let mo ham tho
rolns I oun't stand It to go m slow."
Tho father obeyed, and Frank ran tho
horso at full vpeed to the house, dis
mounted, tied tho horse, and went Into
thn houo without assistance, A neigh-
tMir immediately camo to town for Dr.
Robinson and Walker, and la the mean-
lime the almost distracted parent were
bathing him with tallow, which seemed
the onlv thing to afford ease, Tho doc
tors did all In their power to restore
tho suffering boy, but all was in Tain.
Ho died without a struggle al 2 the.
nxl morning, lie wna burnrl lntr
nnllv, wlilrh pitu- hi uth o ami.
di'iify. Iliulinil up ti hl kiic-a ami
I'llxiwa ncm hmlly liuriii that th
iuikhi ttmi 'i-arij ui cin,uiiii in tiiftn
MkhI Itml i
itml thry wit
for tlm jwIIp
ro com arxt iicmi lone )
onl rented lo breathe. His
tood by the bcdsltl,- until
life had lied, frequently asked him to
hare courage, and the brave little fel
low would reply, "Ye, father, I've got
courage, ami think I will stand it all
right- The funeral service were con
dueled nt the hall nt this plsro last
Monday afternoon bv tho llev A K
Smith, after which tfm remains were
taken lo thn Ida drove Cemetery for
Interment. Frank wns a very smart
boy for his agv, and was highly esteem
I by Iho neighUr ami all who knew
him. He was always very kind and
obedient to his parents. The entire
community sympnlhi. with the ho
renved family In thl (,rent misfortune.
Ida County (town) ISnnrtr.
The Western (IliMlarllem.
Of late, blown over the plain, come
stories of strange, unwly-cfincovcred cit
ies of the far .Southwest, plcturesipit)
piles of masonry, of an age unknown
to tradition. Those ruins mark an era
among attlhpinrlans. The mysterious
mound-builders fade Into comparative
liislgiiifbiaiico before the grander and
tnoro undent clilT-dwcllcr. whose ens
lies lift their touon amid tlm stintls of
Ari.omi, nud crown the terraceif slope
of the Itlo Moncos and the llovenweep
pronounced I lov-en-weep ,
A ruin accidentally discovered by A.
1). Wilson, of the Haydcn survey, -v-oral
years ago, while ho was pin string
his labors ns chief of tho toiogmphir!tl
corps In Southern Colorado, Is describ
ed to mo by Mr. Wilson its a Mono
building, about the sl.e of the Patent
Oflico. It stood uxin the bank of thn
Animas, In tho Situ .Linn country, nml
contained perhnpi five hundred rooms.
The roof and part of tho walls hail
fallen bnt the part standing Indicated
a height of four storh's. A number of
Iho rooomi were fairly preserved, had
small, loop-hole windows, but no outer
doors. The building bad doubtless been
oMorrd originally by means of bidders
resting on -.lilies, and drawn In after
liioooeiipatiis, The Bomrs are of cedar,
oao.Y log a;i largo around as a man's
head, tho spores filled neatly by smaller
polw nml twigs, covered by a carpet of
cednr-bark. Tho etiN of the timber
were bruised nod frayed, as If severed
by n thill Instrument; In tin. vicinity
wero stone hitt'hnt, nnA saws made of
sandstone slivers, nboint two feet long,
worn lo it smooth edge. A fow hundred
yards from the ntttmtuoth building wns
a secoui) largo hotiNo In ruins, and be
tween Ilo two MiTonghnt&i were row.s
of smalt dwellings, built of cobble
stones iiWtuittolii, ami arranged along
streets afHT the rtuunor ' the village
of to-day. The Handler b wee were In
11 more advanced nlnlo of ruin, on ac
count of tbo round Mono hving more
readily di4nlegrtttd by tVai elemeuls
thnn tint linnvy lui.aonry.
Tho strctla nml Imtiscs of Ch's tlc-x-rt-inl
town nr overgrown by Juniper nml
liuon the latter it dwnr
lug plue which bear beneath- the scnlen
of Its conrrt delicious nml nutritious
nuts. Frorj tho siso of iNi- dead, u I
well as the 'tving trues, nml from their
Hk.stiou oi the ho.vp of amml4ing
stone, Mr. Wilson ooucltitais that 11
groat petloitiof tlmo has elnaseil tdnco
tho buildings fell, Iftov mnay humlred I
years iney smmhi ntwr uesorwoti isnini
yielding to to the luiontls of Sinm van
not bo certtunly knowm
Tho pre.KMuv of sotitnl wsod ia the
houses doe not set tvsidn thalr tuitiipii
ty. In tho dry, purs- air ol SontK-ni
Colorado, waih! fnlrb. jirolet:tid will last
for centurb. In A bin oeditn woimI ha
been kept a thousiuul yours, ttad in
Fgypl cednris kmivsmto hws barert In
perfect prc-virvatloit two thooeinidy cars
after It left the forest; the o-idar. lbn'
oul the territories of the sulhwvt.t do
not rot, even In tlm-grove,, thvy die,
ami stitnil erect, soliirnml sapU-; llu
winds ami whirling anMtls ctarvo U deatl
trees Into forms tf fautiMt1i! heouty,
drill hole through tho trustc, aad play
nl hlilo-aiil.go-aeck. in tini pttrfivrated
limbs until, after ages est n-wtaticn,
literaltv blow- awny In twtuitrt of tine,
On the hUo San Joan, :tboot twenty
live miles dlstitul from Uto city of tho
Animas, alr. Wlloii dlcavcr-.l the fol
lowing oMiiilug i.sltinliurpllo. KHiuiIng,
solemnly in tltu twlliiht iwnr lltoiv
cmnplng-placc; tho scwui a- desonbcil
wns wctiM in thoextreiao, ,V tho moon
itroscltl.it shaihws t tho phautt.ti
biilldlug were Uirowa, darkly aenws
thu sllvecy plala. Tho blnwe of catujt
llres, tlr tiny tents, tlt negro cook, the
men In tiokkm hunting Krb, ami the
picketed mules, tniule- a strange pleJuro
of the ss minor's nlghv.wlth backgrvsmd
of motstlit dtvmrt tuid cruHibllug rains,
on who-o raiuporta Uswvrvtldentl.cntiul
cetlarv. llftltiu their Vttcheil sktnbtons
like cbtinted gluM. witiiln tho slluut
watclv-towerH ttf the murky asist.
i'roi" i7iani(l article in $4rtfHr
othl M Una.
The day had been sot and th youag
m:va,was happy. When his father fall
ed in huslttos be colbv.ted titca'tlMHr all
tlw- pink lovo letters, tho Wwk of her
hair, the faded violet, etc.. and starwd
for her father's mansion. Ilo was high
abided and honorable, and he fell in
duly iMHind to release hvr from tho en
gavgitment. Yet ho grow faint as he waa
ushered Into the parlor. Siwh lovo as
his woubln'nt stav crushed.
'tiworgo, dear (iworget sbo exclaim
ed, as she entered tho parlor and seised
Arabella, 1 am hem to do -my duty,'
ho said, as ho rose up.
W-hat's tho mattMr?' she asked.
H-haven't you heard of of my poor
father's fallur-'r he Inquired, his" heart
Whv, yes, dwear't.worgv, and now
what of It?
Aren't you won't vou that is4
'I'm glad of it tha't's alll' she said.
Of course 1 ami I was talking with
father, and he said If your father had
failed for f 90,000 he'd make at least
WiO.OfX. out of It. and of course youdl
get twice as much as you counted on.
Sotuo girls would havo set the dog ou
him. not hnvltn- a biiInps father to
make due explanation.
TUP. XAHKI.I) ill.
A Ilnabjnd' Traclr Knd.-..t lantern
KU."A W oman's-!riBl Inte,
Click in the dead of the night a
sharp sound awnkem-d Mrs. Hnlifont
The riHim was dark Not even a gleam
of moon or starlight fell through the
curtains of the windows. It was a very
strange v.tiud, Indeed, but she saw no
thing, lienid nothing more
Hue it up, leaning on Iter dimpled
left elbow, nml put mil her right hnml
and touched her htisbniid shoulder.
He lay ttMiti his plllo" fast asleep, nml
did nol awaken nt her touch.
"It must hate Iwon n dream," sab!
Mrs. Hamilton, nml her young heatl
she wn only the bride of a year nel
b-d down again closer to l-r husband
nrm ami slept again.
This time the sound did ?t arouse
Mrs. Hnlifont. It was her husband
who nwnkened. Ho did not pause to
listen, hut grasped the revolver beneath
hi pillow nml Jumped out of bnl nl
once. In no nlcote In the li't room
stood n safr which contained vttliKtblcs.
It wns not one of the wonderful new
safe which defy lire ami burglar, but
nu old one that had been In the family
a loag while. Mr. Hnlifont knew ou
the histnut that some ouo was opening
A inauof connige, Mr. Halifontstroif
iuto the room where he knew house
breakers were at work, and, running in
the darh against a powerful man, tack
led him it once.
Tho llgtil of a lantern Hashed across
the room. Then were two morn men.
Three ngnitt-rt one.
The sound of blows, struggling, ami
the rcMrot of a pistol, aroused the
young wife once more. Amid her ter
ror she hnd tho good sen,- to light tho
gas, It mIioi upon a speclsrle of hor
ror Her hitshnml, weltering In his
blood, wrcstllag with gigantic man,
whose feature wero roncealed by a
mak of black crape, n man, the upper
part of whoso peneiu was clothed onlv
in it knitted wool!, ii hrt cA some datk
color, with sleew that left his great
ttrin bare. On the rlgbf one. the one
which clutched Mt Ilal'rfonfw throat,
was a red jonrk, or brand, a scar, a
birth-mark. It would have Is-en i tit -H-sihlr
for Mrs, Hnlifont, even In a
calmer moment, to tell what it wns;
but it Indelibly liapressed itself iijniii
her mind, as site bravely ent herself
Into the struggle, nud fought with nil
her might to drag the horrible hnml
from her husband- throat, .screaming
all the while for aid,
Ablow, a kick would hnvo silenced
her. Tho burglar r.uiHt have known
Hint, but there are very bad men who
could not use violence toward a-woman
to nave their own Irvo, Th'n titan
couM not. His enmpnuions had down
with their booty; help might have
arrived at any moment. With a great
ell'ort ho wre'nehed himelf fnxn the
clutches of his victim, nml let go his
throat, nml sped awny It wai not too
soon. Assistance arrived, mtw tnitt it
wa too hue hut Mr. llbllfotit did not
live to tell the story. Hit was mortally
wounded. His voting wife wnteh.il bv
his bedside until lie lircathed lilt last,
then dropped boshlo It sotisolosi.
For weeks she raved in wild delirium
of the murderous hnml, of the great.
iniHcolnr arm with the sear tiHn It,
and called upon them all to save her
IiUsIkmuI'.s life, but she wan your nml
had a lino constitution. After awhile
her health returned, nml nt Inst her
mind regained Its cipiiwdM.
Sha removed from the oily and took
up liar nbodo in it lonely country place,
with it favorite sister for a comitalon.
She hml resolved, ns nil widow who
havii loved their husbands, do at first,
to reai in a widiw forever. Ske, was
nl mat t en when her htisbaml wan asor
di'red; tiiirty-lwo she was still Irtu'
to his im inory.
Temptation to iunJiistiutcy asnild
hr. For mnay a year n.tinohise up
on it neighboring rotate had been silent
aadioutiity; but now thttrsi name to take
psssoslon of it a gentleman not yet
torly A widower with plenty of money
ami n children; a hnmlsotao imta,
well built and atitlwnrt. with, magnifi
cent (duck hair, and eyes that- were like
blnek dtnmnod. Spanish nyi-s; imlt-ed
bo ctvitcd himself a Spaniard, nud bis
bpeech. bctiivycd a forogu aiwnt,
Tlva dark eyeaand the blue ones tnt,
ji fow ucigUUirly words wereexehnng
ed, ssnd it tall followed' amin. Mr, llai
IfoiU felt st new emotion crisping into
Iter aenrU Mm fell pleat-otl ami tluUer
ed ey thWistrangot'. ssluiirailon.
Thou h knew she wiw loved, and
rejoiced. a4l simiii dan'overcJ that he,
hctslf, h'Vtsl again.
At tlnt she was angry with herself;
thou W wept omib her iaconslaas-y,
latt al la.st she yielded utttvly. She lis
tunad to the sw'ccU wonls that, da-spite
herself, made her happy, and proaaicd
to rotary Col. HiMpiirits.
Her future hushat,d was older thaa
hvr-telf, and tin) rk'b to fca suspareVeit of
acy Intention ot lcing a fortune-huit-er;
but, after all. m. one knew him.
He came into tha neighborhood without
letters of introthictlon to any oae, and
whether he wea hla fortune by trade or
came to 11 ny lanoriiance remaineu a
There were those who shrugged their
shoulders and declared that Mrs. Hnli
font would regret not having choen
some one el whom n ao was Known
some retired merchant, some gentle
man ot fortune, whose father hail been
known to her friend.
Nothing, to bo sum, could bo said
against this Spanianl, or Cuban, with
tho F.ngHsh name; but who knew any
thing ia his favor?
However, no one said this to Mrs.
Halifoai. and If it had been done, word
never changed a woman's fancy yet,
Mr. Hnlifont believed in Col.'llum
rdirlc and meant to marry him.
Indeed, the trousseau was prepared
and tho woddlnir-dav tlxed - alf was pre
pared, nndldallallfont believed herself
a ry happy woman. She oncejmore
built castles in tho air, Her old sor
row seemed to fade awav In the dis
tance . She was a girl again.
At last twenty-four hours lay between
her and her wedding-day.
She was busv in her sowing-room on
this last day, hnbhiag some nifties in
lace and ribbon, aad singing softly to
herself, when suddenly the house was
tUlcd with crifs.
An old ruaa servant, while cutting
the grv upon the lawn, had wounded
himself seriously,' the doctor na seat
for at once, but he ws not at home.and
meanwhile oor 'Selwleo was bleeding
Suddenly Id llalifont remembered
that Mr. Humphries had said that he
understood wound as well as though
be had lioen bred a surgeon. Without
this it would have been natural for her
to call on one who was soon lo be her
protector in a moment of anxiety. She
would c ill blm herelf, that then might
no delay, and selling her gardon-ha
she ran alongallttle 111M1 that led fmww
her ground t- that of Mr. Humphries,
climbing a low fence to save time
which would have been lost In reaching
the gale, ami so sained the rear of the
dwelling of which to-murruw she would
Slie thought hen-elf terrified nnd tl'a
ircsstd. She fell rnther Injured laHW
tich an unpleasant thing as the wrsnu
Ing of poor Zebedce .-should have hap
pened on the eve of lr-r wedding day.
Ten minutes after she thought of her
self at that moment utterly at ease
womlrotnly happy for its ho readiest f
those w!nfows and peeped half timidly!
through Ike curtains, a thing happened
lhat made all she had ever suffered ap
pear as nothing.
The roomv the window of which she
hail approarhs-d, was one that opened
out of a conservatory. She saw Colo
nel Hiimphrls busy" with simio rare
plants he hnd hist set out to the warm 1
sunshine that fell through the glass.
He had taken ntf his mat ami rolled up
Ms ileevcs. Now he left tho conserva
tory, anil coming forward proceeded to
wash his hands in a basin of water that
hud been set ready for him. lie was
clofte to Itla Hnlifont. He did not see
her, bnt she cotild'have reached out her
hand ami touched him.
Why dltl "he not speak, and call kins
by nnmt? Why did Mtw siak downupe.
her hands anil tremble like an aspeS)
leaf? Alas! the nwftil reason wa this:
UporMhr nrm to which she was about
to give the right todaep hrr in tender
est embrace she sawn terrible ma a
a mnrk she had M'en ouco before.
She knew l shape nml size and color.
Ilcrcw hnd In'on rivs-ted apon il aa
the sinewy hand, at the wrist of which
it ended, grasped her dying husband)
throat. She had lenraed it often by
heart; site could not be dbcclvcd. Tho'
year bad ndleil away, Uttvt horrible
marked trtn wit- not to be forgotten or
mistaken by any other.
Suddenly Col. Humphries felt h las-
sell gntsied by 11 hnml that, small as
ll wits, hrvl thelierco touch of a tiger'a
claw. Tb-i fingers closed over thnl nd
mark a white face came eioo to hls,
"You nrr my husband's murderer."
hissed a voiec into his ear.
Then the two atood anal' stared at
He made :w denial; he only looked
down at the red sjwit upon Mm nrm and
cursed It aloud.
"How dared you to make lovstto mof"
crh-d she. "Too- "
""Hecatlse Doveil you," herald. 'JJf
I hud not fnll'sn in lovo with' you that
night. I would have killed yew" also. Il
wa risking my life to spare you, with
your screams tmlling men to hunt me
"Oh, if you had but killed ian thea,"
Well, I am at your mercy miw." ha
"You can kill nse! I wNh yotn would! ,
I pray you. do it. You klllcd'my hue-
band. The mnnlercr of my husband
must be brought to justice! Arnr b-yesterday,
nay, nn-honr ago I loved you.
Oh, (Sod pity mad 1 havo loved thU "maa
this thief, who cstmo in tho night l
mh my husband, ami who mimlttrc-!
She remembered saying this. After
ward a strung- drowsiness overcame
her. She seemed to let go her hold oa
the world. Sh faint I v recognized the
fact that Col. Humphries knell at her
fret am! kissed her hands. Then tilers)
were blank howr. nml strange, wild
dream, ami ah awakened in the twl
light and found herelf bound baod fast
lo 11 great arm-ehalr, long corda about
Iter arms, tying her fwt nml oftnllnlng
I So her servants found her; but she
wn the onlv living being in lite great
house. Col. Humphries nutllhts tw
black servant. had disatipcaicd.
The empty bottle of chloroform oa
the floor tho fact that ho had left lit
tle iH-himl hirs. and that he hn-t-alwaya
kept his nionry in a form thaa left him
free to leave the country at any time,
nil proved thai detection had been pre
pared for. And he was nevsr traced,
sr had the means to bribe those wh
were et opoo his track.
Ida Hal if rat lived through-is all. She
livesto-day la the ipilet h luar beite the
river, hut ao 000 has ever aeea her
smile sinco that hour.
His-Way of Doing UtvA.
Up In New Hampshire is a well kaown
eccentrin iadividual, a scll-cihtltutMl
curer nf all Ills, a sort of univerkJ
doctor, who, withe all
his ecceatrieities, hat a fand of active
wit and t hanl to beat. Not long aga
the "doctor" was called upon the wit
ness stand. The opposing council, wh
Is said to sometime "wet his whistlo"
with "liquid pizen," kaowlng thj,,doo
tor's peculiarities, vm lured in cro-as-exaraialng
to llrst show him up a bit.
The result will be appreciated:
"What is your business" pompously
queried tho counsel.
"My business Is to do what littlopwd
I can to my fellow men," modestly re
plied the doctor. S
"Hut lhat doesn't answer my que
Hon." puflily remarked the t-ounacL
"How do you spend your time?"
"Why, 'Squire, it takes alout all my
time to do what I said," remarked the
"Hut 1 want Mimethlng more Va
nite," stoutly demanded the counsel.
"How do yoti go alKint ytiurbuslae?"
"That ifepends ujnin ctrcumatancesv,
aceonllng to the nature of the cae,"
exolaintHi the doctor: "for Instance, if
I were going to begin on you. the first
thing 1 should do would ho to advls
you to sign tho temperance pledg"
The court nred. and the counavl, a
If convinced the doctor was pursuing
a legitimate and respectable vocatioa.
1 procesnled with tho regular cro--
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