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RED CLOUD CHIE1
A. O. HOSMEfV, Proprietor.
Or, Tfei Pidl r tki Peinji
.OJKhrillln and Bonumtto 8tory
JBtvVrro and Adventure.
k lima it. msksjll, Atmioaor "Doocs
BlU," "Fisacn Jos" AVD
g paptr Company.
CHAPTER JCVII. Cosrrronn.
"It was cruel in him to remain away
when he Bust have known that you were
suffering. It's always so, however, in love
affairs. Of course Austin did not get the
letter I undertook to convey that awful
night on which I came near bidding a final
adieu to "this mundan? world. Bad be
received that letter all would have been
well between you. I can tell you for a cer
tainty, however, that you have suffered
even less than Austin, who, not receiving
a reply to his foreivinfj note, deemed you
unyielding, and that a reconciliation was
now out of the question."
" How could he think so when
' Of course it was strange," interrupted
Lura, with a covert smile, but it will all
come right in the end if yon just refuse to
countenance that villain, Clinton Starbright.
I shall see Mr. Wcntword and tell bun all
about it, and then tho crooked paths will all
be made straight."
' You arc very kind."
" Tt, I'm not. I urn utterly selfish," as
serted Lura; 'I do all this to gratify my
own heart. I've set my mind on outwitting
a villain, and I mean to do it. or die trying.
I came near it, too, that night. 1 will tell
you about it, for I know you are anxious to
hear the wonderful story.
" I am deeply anxious," assured Grace.
" You all thought n:c deadl"
' I had rorao to belijve so. Romeo came
homo riderless, and a search failed to reveal
any thing. Of course wo were puzzled to
kno-v what had become of you if Romeo had
Hum; you from his back. Kithcr living or
dead you ought to have lecn found, fiat
was the puzzling partof tho whole affair."
44 Lxartly, and Captain Starhright was as
deeply puzzled as tho rest."
A low' laugh foil from the lips of Lura.
The r'd curls danced on her forehead, and a
fierce light burned in her eyes. "The con
rtimi.i.ili; byj.oor.to!" she cried, in a wither
ing way that thrilled (irai'i; to the miiclc.
"Hut 1 won't indulge in invective against
that creature mm. I mean to hunt him to
his hole and then see thai ho meets with
a just punishment."
Lura then proceeded to relate how she had
taken the path leading along the edge of
Hangman's (illicit; 'past tho cabin of tho
witch. Mother (ibera, whose name she had
since learned; how she had become bewil
dered and turned about to retrace her steps,
and then of her meeting the two inlllaiis in
the immediate vicinity of Mother Cabera's
cabin; of "her being Jerked from the saddle
and lifted high above the pre ipiec.
'Did you ever gup high, way up to tho
tree-tops in a swing, Cnicet You know, if
you have, what a. scary feeling shoots all
over you; that was just how I felt when
those ruflians lifted mc over that abyss. I
was too frightened to utter a word it was
the lir.st instance in my life that I got so far
used up as that. Presently I felt myself
going down, down, shooting like a rocket
through tho uir; then a bush .witched
against my face, a terrible scratching oa
hands ami limbs, then a crash and utter
Lura mused in her narration.
Grace Penroy was breathing deeply, her
face pale, her great, honest gray eyes
filiating with the intensity of feeling aroused
W'if tue words of ho
vJ"Oo on, Lura, I :
nil listening," aspirated
"the heiress after a brief moment of silence.
' You wish to hear all about it now 3011
are not too tired i "
"No, no. go on; I am dying to hear the
whole story of yotir adventures, dear
4,lt seems wonderful, something like a
fairy story to me now," proceeded Lura,
but I have evidence of its utter truthful
ness. I might have been dead, but was
not. In descending the sixty feet to the
hard ground below, I had passed through
the bushy top of a tree which, it seems, had
the effect to break my fall and land me
stunned and bruised, yet alive, on tho stones
and leaves at tho fool of the declivity.
"1 must have lain there several hows ere
a strange creature came by, saw me ap
parently dead on the ground, and in the
kindness of his heart lifted and carried me
nearly a mile in his strong arms. When 1
opened my eyes the glow of name llllci
them and I was nearly blunted. 1 was very
weak and could not sit up. Soon, as l spoke
nod called for water, for I was very
thirsty, a t.ici bent above me, a kindly old
face, framed in with white hair and beurd,
the face it seemed to mo of one of tho an
" Ibt quietly, pretty dove,' ho said. I
will bring you water and food. Ixityou must
not stir for the present. You are one of the
victims of the IUige, audi will save you"
I thought, the Hum's language was strange
in the extreme. Ho vn kind and atten
tive, however, mmisteriiur to my every
want, but I had been m rudely shaken up.
it was more than n week before 1 was able
to be on my feet and move a'oouu, Then I
made an examination of my quarters, to
find iutc an extensive cave. To mc it
btymed to have been fashioned by the hand
of man. mpiirmg of the old man, he as.
stirvd me tii.it his name was Don ltciuto.
once a subject of tho IMgo of Venice, but
now an exile, and that the cave had been
excavated by men many year.s before for a
hiding place from tho wrath of the Doge.
Of course. I knew that this was but the
wild talk of a madman, in whoo power 1
had fallen after e-.eap.nc fr-j:n death at the
hands of tramps, as 1 then supposed my late
assailants to be.
"Of course 1 felt uneasy, and was anx
ious to make my escape, but this 1 could
not do, since Don Homto kept a close watch
upon my movements. In my opinion tho
cave was xcavatcd by horse-thieves or
counterfeiters; and 1 am of tho opinion that
the present dweller may have been at one
time a member of the band. 1 made no
such suggestion to him, however. He was
constantly harping about his wrongs, and
assuring me that the Doge had attempted
to murder him with his own hand. To
prove his assertion he showed me a scar
over his right car, where tho assassin's
blow had been delivered.
" Of course 1 humored his hallucination,
and so we got on swimmingly together. Of
course he left the cave occasionally, and
went in quest of provisions for his larder.
On these occasions he locked mo in a room
opening from the main cave, the door of
which was made of heavy oak. I presume
flt had been used as the prison-room of the
outlaws who once inhabited the place.
It was not until very recently that I
persuaded my keeper to permit me to ac
company him on a visit to Stoncfield, made
in the night and on foot. It was then that
I gavo him the slip and managed to keep
safely out of his clutches. 1 have met
Austin Wcntword since, and learned from
him that Don Benito has been known to
him for a long time. He considers the old
Xellow harmless, but decidedly a lunatic,"
It waa a strange story indeed that Lara
Joyce told Graoa Pea roy. aadertae glowof
the swirfgisg lame ia tae privacy ef ber
room. Itdri sem much like fairy
aad jet tea preaaeo ox Lore
he tree; ia
aver thought -te
doabt for one moset.
"It isastranrestoTT.r breathed Grace,
at length. "It seems like a dreamt to me,
aad I can sot be too thankful to have joe
back, alive aad welL"
"To you I am alive aad well, to others I
must yet be aa one dead,' said Lura, in a
low, guarded tone, as though she feared
the walls might have suddenly acquired the
gift of hearing.
"That I may the better frustrate Ato
To whom do you refer!
'Surely you can guess."
Lura regarded her friend ia apparent as
tonishment. Is it possible that you do not yet under
stand the true character of Clinton Star
I understand him perfectly," answered
Grace, "Ho has been very kind to me
since grandpa died, and has taken all the
responsibility off my hands of looking after
affairs about Lone Hollow."
And he will gladly assume control of
the million or more your poor grand
father left." returned Lura, grimly.
That is what he is after. Don't trust him,.
Grace. Ho is a scrnent. two-sided aad
treacherous. I beg you to beware of that'
man, who is evil from the sole of his foot to
the crown of his head. You will beware of
him, tell mc you villf"
For oneo Lura Joyce seemed in deadly
earnest, and there was an intense pleading
in voice and mien as she bent toward her
I do not fear him, but regard the Cap
tain as a friend," returned Grace. "Yet,
to please you, I will be ever on my guard.' '
'Thanks. Do not mention the fact of your
seeing mc to a living soul. Keep my secret
until 1 bid you sneak, and you will never re
gret it. Promise mo this, Grace."
'I promise, certainly."
Then Lura sprang up, embraced and
kissed her cousin, and turned toward the
" I must go now, dearest, but we shall
meet again ere long. Oood-night."
Quickly turning tho key Lura opened the
door and glided from the room. Swiftly
she passed down the stairs and thence out
into the night.
Barely had sho gained the gate on the
road when she felt a touch on her6houldcr.
The moon just then disclosed its face.
'Ha! I thought so, Lura Joyce! Not
dead, but you shall die in an other minute"
A pair of digits, cruel as death, closed
about tho throat of Lura, and she felt her
self sinking, fainting, dying, to the ground.
fill ENDS AT WAK.
In vain Lura Joyeo tried to cry out. Tho
terrible lingers about her throat shut off all
' Yes, you sliall die !" hissed the voice of
Clinton Starhright, as he crushed her to tho
ground, and clung to her throat with tho
fury of a madman.
He did not know how sho camo to escape
from the doom of the gulch, ho only knew
that she was alive and ready to do him the
utmost harm. He saw her enter the house,
he guessed the truth, although he had not
seen her face, and had lain in watt until sho
Ho had come too near the goal of his am
bitious desires to falter at trifles, or at tho
sacrillco of human lives. There was no
mercy in his heart as ho pressed tho slen
der girl under his hands to the earth.
Poor Lura I
She grew faint, and myriads of strango
lights tinted before her vision. Was this
deathf Would 110 one come to tho rescue!
Theso thoughts flitted through tho be
numbed brain of tho dying girl, and then
the darkness of insensibility crept over all.
'Scoundrel, I hat o you at last!"
A hand clutched the arm of the wicked
assassin, and the next instant he was hurled
rudely from his victim.
Captain Starhright uttered a low, alarmed
cry. It was 110 ordinary affair to be caught
in such aositiou, and he realized hisdanger
Drawing his hat low, ho attempted to
escape, but a stern voice held his steps, and
sent a chill of alarm to his craven heart.
"Run, or offer to, and I fire!"
Then tho Captain saw that ho was cov
ered by a gleaming revolver. His own
hand fell to his hip. To his chagrin, how
ever, he discovered that ho was unarmed.
"1 know you, Clint Starhright," hissed
the stranger. "The gold hills of California
have waited for your return in vain. There's
a halter thero which Judge Lynch has
knotted for the murderer. Your mask de
ceived lioouc, and eveu the wide expanse of
a continent between you and vour crime
will not save you. Murder I That seems
to lie your calling, and it is one befitting
your character "
At this moment tho moon illuminated tho
scene, and the stranger's faco was fully re
vealed. Captain Starhright interrupted him with
a great crv.
"My God ! it I Karl Vandlb'tr
"Aye! and the avenger of tho wronged.
I've trailed you to your lair, inijioster,
thief, assassiu 1 Now die, coward that you
A sharp report followed.
Captain Starhright sank to tho ground,
and for some momctits the avenger bent
over his victim.
"Dead !" ho finally articulated. Then,
hearing steps uud voices approaching, at
tracted doubtless by the report of the re
volver, the man turned and glared at Lura
Joyce, who still lay insensible on the
"The lady is dead. I have a claim on her
a claim that is greater than these icoplo
with their millions."
He lcnt quickly, lifted the girl in his
arms, and with a defiant cry, rushed away
with Lura into the shadows of tho hollow.
Immediately after two men came to tho
gate with a lantern. One was Sam, tho
black stable boy, and tho other the garden
er, Oscar Pagan.
"Hello! what's this!'' cried tho gar
dener, as he Hung tho rays of his lantern
over tho prostrate man in the road.
"It's the Cap'n, marso Oscar."
"Captain Starhright, for a truth," ex
claimed Fugau. Wonder what's come over
" Some uns shot tho marsc."
lust then, however, tho Captain moved
and sat up. It proved that ho had not been
touched by tho bullet, but had fainted from
theastouudment caused at seeing and reeog
uiziug tiis assailant.
Xo harm done," said Captain Starhright,
"only 1 was assaulted by tramps. Keep a
sharp lookout. Fagan. I'll make a search
for the scoundrels in the morning "
Then Captain Starhright hastened to the J
house and was not long in gaining the pres
ence of Mrs. Penroy.
The Captain was more deeply troubled to
night than he hail been in years, A ter
rible danger menaced, and before his men
tal vision dangled a hangman's rope. He
was in a tremor of excitement, and his face
was very pale when he entered tho pres
ence of the widow Penroy.
' What is the trouble! You are as pale as
a ghost. Captain."
"Sirs. Penroy. yon are playing false with
me," cried the Captain, in a sharp tone,
that quivered with anger.
" I do not understand you, sir."
"An attempt has just been madoupea
ray life, and I believe you are at the bottom
of it." be declared, fiercely.
"You surprise me."
The widow was calm as an icicle, and this
calmness only served to enrage him the
He paced the floor aad cursed in a way
that was terrible to hear.
Captain StarbrighU I will not have this
in my house," said Mrs. Penroy. with aa
unusual degree of emphasis. "Your storm
ing will do bo good. What you mean by as
serting that aa attempt baa been made
against your life I do not know, bet one
thing I do know, aad that is that 1 hare ee
cieed to assert my authority. I know watt
that I am the only
my fathers property, aed
art mv claim."
Here wae rebellion indeed.
The Captain waa quite eatenoed.
heretofore the widow had been e meek pee
pet in his hands.
"Your claim, madam f" affecting a smile.
The will of Morgan Vendible left all hie
property to Grace."
I have aeee no wflL"
"It is in the hands of the proper
anil will tlA nmt nmt in wwwl tiflnift H
That ia what you say." retorted
widow, with a show of unusual spirit,
"but I will not accept your assertion. I be
lieve there was no will, and that I am the
proper one to take charge of Lone Hollow
and the other property. I shall visit Stone
field to-morrow and lay the case before a
lawyer. I will no longer be duped by you
and your minions, Captain Starbright. I
fell in with your plans on a former occasion
because I thought my father meant to dis
inherit mc, and that the course prescribed
by you was the only one whereby L could
retain a home. One word from mo at that
time would have caused f&taex to will
every thing away from his relatives. Kince
I am convinced that he made no will 1 am
determined to assent my rights, and I now
iBormyou, Captain Starbright, that your
services ere no longer required at Lone
Hollow. Farther, 1 refuse to consent to
your marriago with my daughter."
Tho madam took a pinch of snuff from a
gold-covered box at her side, and regarded
'her visitor with tho coolest disdain. At
once the Captain .thought of his encounter
in tho road, Cndjumpcd to a sudden conclu
sion with- regard 'to Mrs. Pciiroy's sudden
change ef. freat;
"Madam, you will rue this "
' No threats, Captain. I know what I am
about ' - - ' '
i' I suppose no;" angrily. "I understand
who has put you up to defying mc."
'Ihavocohs'ulted only my own wishes."
' "Have a care; or your insolence may be re
sented." "The villain I encountered in tho road
just now has been hero and set you in open
rebellion against mc, and against your
daughter. You have doubtless agreed to
divide the spoils with him."
The surprised look on her face was evi
dence that Mrs. Penroy did not fully com
prehend the man's meaning. He, however,
less shrewd than usual, so blinded by indig
nation was he, failed to comprehend, and
proceeded, with fierce wrath:
"It is Karl Vandiblc, tho runaway vaga
bond and social outcast, who has come here
and set you up to defy the expressed
wishes of your father. But let mc tell you
that your scheme will fail. It shall bo my
work to expose his villainy and yours, and
to secure to that kind old man's grand
daughter the property that ho iu his dying
moments said sho should havo."
For a full minute Mrs. Penroy could not
speak from astonishment.
" Karl Vandiblc is dead. You told mc so
" So I thought, but ho has returned, and
to-night niadu an attempt to murder mc, I
believe, at your suggestion."
"Aro you mad, Captain !"
" Very near it, I believe, on account of
your ingratitude, after 1 have done so much
'So much, indeed!" sneered tho woman.
"I7 believe nothing you say. Even if Karl
should livo he has no claim on my father's
"No, but he will assist you to win
against the wishes of the dead, and in oppo
sition to the interests of (J race. It is a nice
plot, but it will not work, rest assured of
"If thero is no will I shall win."
"But there is a will."
"Then I call on you to produce it."
"It will be forthcoming in good time."
Very good, I will see almut that. Again
I say that you are no longer wanted at
Lonu Hollow, Captain Starbright."
' I may not chooso to go at your bid
ding. You, liko myself, aro only a guest
here," suid tiiu Captain, with a smile that
had in it more of venom than pleasantry.
"I will show you."
Sirs. Penroy sprang up and seized a bell
pull. Sho was not quick enough, however.
"I will retire, but not from Lone Hollow,"
said tho Captain, bowing and stridiug from
TOE WIDOW llEAHs A lll.VELATIO.
Mrs. Penroy hesitated a moment about
ringing, until the Captain had made good
his escape from the house, then she rang,
and to the servant who answered she called
The latter was in her room preparing to
retire. For some reason she had not heard
the pistol shot, and was utterly oblivious of
the dangers that had menaced Lura Joyce
after her departuro from Ino Hollow.
Grace at onco went to her mother.
"So you ran answer when I call," uttered
the woman, in a tone most unpleasant.
"I always do. mother."
Do you!" with a sneer. "Real dutiful
all at once, aren't you ! Havo you seen
Captain Starbright this evening!"
"I havo not."
Did you hear that his life had beeu
"I did not."
"1 heard some commotion outside, but do
not believe it was any thing serious. The
Captain has lieen carrying affairs with u
high hand hereof late, uud 1 am determined
to put a stop to iu"
Grace regarded her mother in surprise.
It was through Mrs. Penroy that Captain
Starbright gained u footing at Lono Hollow,
and Grace had seen tho two much together
and believed them the best of friends.
Thero is littlo wonder, then, that she re
garded the present outbreak with wouder.
"1 supposed Captain Starbright was a
welcome guest nere. mother."
"Nevertheless he is not," retorted tho
faded widow, taking a pinch from her gold
snuff-box. "I wish you would turn him the
cold shoulder hereafter. He is simply a
fortune-hunter of the worst t ype. It is iny
wish that you do not countenance him
" It has been to please you that 1 havo
countenanced him at all." declared Grace.
"Oh. it is! Voa have been very dutiful.
Let us see if you can bo as much so in the
future. I havo ordered the Captain to re
main away from Lone Hollow in the
future. He certainly will not return if he
does not have encouragement from you."
"Has he gone away voluntarily!"
"No. I ordered him to leave, I tell vou."
"But I thought"
"No matter what you thought, it's settled
that the Captain is hereafter a stranger
here. I will call in advisers and settle your
grandfather's estate to suit myself as his
Grace was silent.
She was puriied to know what had come
eter ber usually docile mother, but she re
fused to gratify her curiosity by asking
You may go now, but remember that I
fTbid you having aught to do with Captain
Tirace rose to leave the room. She had
reached the door when Mrs. Penroy said:
" One word further. It is possible that
yi have some sneaking regard for Austin
Wcntword. may be mistaken in this,
since I have not seen him about ia some
time; but let me warn you that JU must re
main away as welL 111 have no sneaking
beaux about they're all fortune-hunters to
the last man."
Grace's cheeks reddened with indigna
tion. Her mother had alwavs treated her
harshly, and now she felt that it was wholly
, unjust to treat her aa though she were a
little child to be reprimanded at wilL
Grace was like her father, hcaest aad gea
Ue,with a trusting nature that made friends,
yet rendered her easily imposed en.
to as coTruiCx.j
Tax Czar of Russia 1
m embedded a 1
OUW OUHtHllw COUNTRY.
What Aassssee Mmmfimm tm. the fi 5
Not long age I reedie tkateype
eritical English journal, the Spectator,
that America had added the potato, ft
gift, as the writer said, of doubtful
value, and maize to the food of man.
but the Spectator doubted whether the
course of European history had in re
ality been much improved by the happy
stumbling, as he called it. of the fifteenth
century navigators upon two great con
tinents. That is thoroughly English,
Ihese two vast continents, with their
boundless prairies and pampas, with
their extended lakes, their navigable
and hemisphere-embracing river,
mountains filled with iron, coal, silver.
gold and marble; lying undisturbed in
primeval quiet and unproductiveness,
furnishing a hunting ground for the
roving and untutored aborigines, havo
been subdued by man and dedicated to
industry, to agriculture, commerce,
manufacturing, mininjr, arts, science.
free institutions and Christian civiliza
tion, and are turning out millions and
millions for the benefit of the world.
But that is a mere material and physi
cal contribution. In tho Old World men
wuro fettered and oppressed by human
ambitions, dynastic superstitions, inof
fabledisdain of human right.degrading
and blasphemous assumption that who
ever governs you hi.s religion shall be
yours, wiiilo padlocks were placed on
immortal minds nnd aspirations were
cruelly repressed. In America our
forefathers had a tnfu'.a rasa on which
to writo laws and institutions more in
accordance with tho teachings of tho
Now Testament and with the inaliena-
ble rights of man. This country in
large degree has been rid of the ex
hausting machinery of military con
quest, of oligarchy, aristocracy, priest
craft and privilege. Wo havo liberty
of press, liberty of speech, liberation
of marriago from tho exclusive control
of the priesthood, and liberty of educa-
( tion. American ideas aro pervading.
uplifting and regenerating tho effete
institutions of tho Old World. Princi
ples dimly discerned by seers havo
boon practically applied. Much of tho
progress in civil and political affairs
in Europe during tho lust one hundred
years 1ms had its genesis and inspira
tion in tho great ideas embodied in
American institutions. Tho overthrow
of tho crushing and dehumanizing
despotism of class distinction has como
from tho stimulus of Aiuericuu exam
ple, and old abuses and tyrannies hsive
succumbed before our successful ex
periments of popular governmont.
Tho discovery of America has given
to us the mastery of tho ocean. The
victory has been :uacomplisiicd slowly.
Step by step, timidly hugging the
shore, venturing fearfully across chan
nels and narrow sens, navigation h:is
advanced. Tho ob-ttioles have been
numerous, and efforts woro often bafUcd.
In olden times e plii.i ultra was in
scribed on tho pillars of Hercules by
ffiir or avarice or MijHrtition. Sam
son, iu blind strength, soized the pil
lars of the temple, and he and tho tem
ple were crushed. The daring navi
gator whom wo commemorate by this
celebration uprooted tho pillaiaof Her
cules, with sublime faith boro them
across the untravoled Atlantic, planted
them on tlio-o western shores; and
Spain, catching tho inspiration of the
grand deed, inscribed on her banner in
the spirit of our American Excelsior,
tho nobler device, plus tiltrn beyond
and still beyond. Hon. .1. L. M. Curry,
c-.Minister to Spain, in nn nddrc-s at
tho b:iti(iict of the Hoard of Promotion
for tho Celebration of the Four Hun
dredth Anniversary of the Discovery
of America, held in Washington. I). C
INVENTOR AND THIEF.
thr Iltrr Wnxr.1 Kirh. Thanks to
iiif othrr Carrirnr.
As is the case with the vast majority
of inventors, it seems that tho man
who originated tho idea of hobbles for
tho threshing inachineongino never re-
ceived a ent from tho nt..,.t Tho
who don't know what hobbles are used
for may be told that they tire two par
allel bars of iron, which can bo fast-
cned by means of taps suid Iwlts. and
are attached on uch side of the engine
from tho top of the forcwheels to the
lower felloes of the hind wheel-;, for
tho purpose of preventing the engine
from shaking while it i.- running at a
high rate of speed. Their invention
camo about in this way: In a country
village, a few miles wk of Indian
apolis. Iiul.. lived a mau named Harri
son Swindler, who. Ito-itfe- beinir a
local Methodist minister, a temperance
lecturer and a farmer, also run a aw '
mill and a flouring mill, and in the har- I
vest season ran three or four threshing j
ing machines in the neighlM)rhood: in
f.irtt It.. .....j,! . I ..- ...... .A , ...n;.-
V"V - .. ra,,mmy
man in me inn sense 01 trie term, who
wt Anil .il -sa1.t Vt.. a I . 1
sacu .-ouis. dui strao cans as .
, . , ,
well. As usual, necessity was the
. . . .
js usual, necesstiv was tho
mntlwit. .tf Saat-.knt a.. I.. . V. ? . 2 .
.-.. -. .......UUu i.. M.M insuiuce.
It was soveral years ago that tho idea
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struck him that bv placing a brace or
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support or some kind on the wheels of
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the thresher engine to prevent its rock- ,
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mg. it would run easier and smoother.
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e too two heavy pieces of scantling '
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and fastened thom on tho wheels bv
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means ot bolts nnd taps, und found I
that they answered the desired object .
exactly. This was considered onlv a !
simple contrivance, and he used them J
for a long time without thinking of the
value of the idea it Incorporated In a '
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patent right, lherc was no name for
the new invention until one day a i
countryman amusinglv referred to the I
engine as being -hobbled down' like
a horse Is hobbled sometimes bv hav- ,
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Ing its feet tied with ropea so it caa !
walk but not run awav whil irraz"
From that time the contrivance was j
alluded to as a pair of hobble-. One I
day an Eastern machine agent hmp-1
oeaed through th nbZX Tt5
peaed through the neighborhood and
saw tho engine hobbles. He saw their
commercial value in a minute aad
straightway had a patent issued ia his
own name and made a fortune eff the
invention, while the original investor
has never received a dollar. St. Louis
At Carrollton, Kaa.. a wci
ly embraced matrimony for the fret
time, though nearieg seventy. Her
husband lacked ive years f belag aa
-J4$f jJMai..olV the .eooaky
'wOTBT.eelivOe worth of www iilsw?
A silver pipe.jop which is the iav
scriptioa: Presented by Major Gen
eral Harrison. U. S. A., on behalf of
the United States, to the Shawaoeese
tribe of iadlaas. 18M." has been pre
sented to President Harrison by a gen
tleman who secured the relic in tho
A farmer in East Corinth. Maine,
wouldn't give a copper for a bounty oa
crows, lie is able to take care of his
J own property. hen he gets his corn
; planted he carries out two coops, each
holding a rooster, and sets them on tho
two ends of his field. As soon as it
; begins to grow light the roosters be
gin to challenge each other and their
music scares all the crows away.
Here is a remedy for cramp, sug
gested by Dr. R. V. St- Ciair. of Lon
don: Let the patient provide himself
' with a good, strong cord and keep it
nlways by him. hen the spasm comes
on let him wind this cord around tho
affected part, take nn end in each hand
nnd give them a good sharp pull. It
will hurt you a little it is use!es M it
docs not but the cramp will vanish at
A mechanical scarecrow has been
Invented which represents a man stand
ing with gun in hand, ready to flro at
the first intruder. Tho arm that is
holding the gun is made to move by
clockwork, which is inclosed in a strong
iron box at his feet, and at a proper J
elevation It fires a shot louder than an '
ordinary gun. After the report the arm
lowers. The mechanism can bo rciru-
k Illtlfl Mt flirt i-i1.Vrlr4 tk'ilr rif i r..i?.
ulator Hk. dn..fc n niv !..(.-..
a - - ----- -w wv.- 'aa lf v.7
to be wound up once a day
A man at Allegheny recently
sawed a slit two inches wide and five
foot long in his parlor floor, rigged an
iron grating so that it would shoot up
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medium from Boston, to give a seance
at his house. When ho supposed tho
spirit of "Little Daisy" had crossed the
line, ho touched tho spring. Hut it
j turned out that tho spirit was only half
way across and she received a tremend
HUNTING FOR HEADS.
A Vicious Habit rrrvaillng Among- Now
Tho bad habit some savages have of
cutting off tho heads of any strangers
who full in their way simply because
heads nro required to adoru thuir sa
cred houses or to servo iu tho dedicato
ry exercises of their war canoes, has
tragically ended the careers of a num
ber of white men within tho past year.
Tho latest news from Now (iuiuea is
that Mr. Armstrong, an Englishman.
was recently hired to ono of tho const
islands, where ho was decapitated and
his head sent to the co;ist chiefs as
proofs that tho islanders were attend
ing to business. About a year ago a
brave in ono of tho wild trilns on the
Indian frontier was not permitted to
wed tho maiden of his choice, because
her relatives wore of tho opinion that
he hud not acquired a sufficient number
of heads to demonstrate his prowess.
It was agreed that when ho could show
two more heads ho might havo the
girl, and so he sallied forth to win rep
utation and a bride. It happened that
tho first strangers tho bravo and his
party encountered were Lieutenant
Stewart of the British army and hU
small escort, who were led into an am
bush and slaughtered, and thuir heads
taken back in triumph to tho village.
This wns tho cap sheaf of a scries of
head-hunting outrages, and tho brave
had not long enjoyed his honey-moon
before an Indian expedition fell upon
the tribe and gave it somo new view
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1 vonto pastime has nourished greatly at
1 Borneo, but it is now in a bad way in tho
' British part of that island, where tho
' penalty of death is visited upon every
1 hcnil-huntcr who is unlucky enough to
. oaugtn. A wnue ago trie lirltisn
authorities, in settling a dispute be
tween two tribes, found that one vil
lage jx'rsisted in head-hunting bccatiso
tho other fellows had three heads the
UIU ,mlur triiiiiti iiiwt mrew iieJms mc
advantage of them. Tho accounts were
balanced by a small supply of trade
, goods, and the rival head-hunters
' promised thereafter to livo in amity.
I Growth of tha Rutin f llltimtnstlnff
I MtrMta and Sqiur
J The growth of tho business of llght
l ing public streets and squares may
projx'rly Ikj classed as ono of the won
ders of modern times. Tho first fwble
attempts to light the highways were
made at Eddesa and Anlioch in the
fifth centurv. laws being pa -cd to
rhlilifvn rwits:nfii tr nlrif. 1frlit.. In flint,.
windows. Similar laxvs
vi!it2s) in Vnr.lfinr1 ttntt! thn ,l,ffinlVf
,w..a ... .. .... ... ..aw c-. ...a.
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1 was organizes in i-onuon. wno lor a
.m.lH fw) IMWiapanicd pedestrians.
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rive vears later, at Pans, chains were
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hung across tho streets and lantern
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suspended from them. Earlv in tho
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present centurv the streets of London
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were lighted by insignificant oil lamps,
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hut thev were still so dnrk th.it thieve
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flourished and robberies were common
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UhinlhLI"t hM ntar5- ,f. lhe
ubtonf fmn exclusively
uo at present, viz: petroleum. ga
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aod lectri; J P" of boIuvt
n?J- ttJ J51, nn,f outrMk lb
the.r X- petroleum, at pres-
fnt low J- ? T? '""
improved lamp, has added much to
v i . j t . n . i
social and intellectual enjoyment
f" l J" J l" V ""d,
g worid- ln "" ,of
fB dJT? "i "?
ct Afnc tl" discovers its use
There were a few years after the
whales became scarce is the Arctic
Ocean, and oil from that source high
ia ooeequeace. aad prior to the ad
vent of re4aed kerosene, that the gas
oosspanies had the lighting field largely
to theauclves. Contest with the large
profits from the busiaem that was
forced to rely oa theea, very little prog-
made either ia improvise the
ure er cseaMsuag tae riee
nft &irXeSHff iPIMffllfl7.Wlfi Bhwcsu a
AN HONEST DRUGGIST,
whim aVfl for the bet blood-purifier, alwav recommend Dr. Pk-rrc' GoldcS
Medical DUcoverv, because he knows it ha by far thr larget sale ami ghes the
best satisfaction to hi cutomer. Gold u Medical Iicorry currs all huuiurs
from a common Blotch, or Eruption to the worst Sroftila. Salt-rheum, bcaly or
Hough Skin, in short, all diseases caucd by bail blood are omtitieml by this
Eowerful. purifving. and invigorating medicine, Gtrat Eating L'lcrra rapidly
eal uuder it benign infiuencc. Esl-cl.tllv ha it uisnifestrtl iu j.trncy la
curing Tetter. Ecu-mi. Krvsijwlas. llolbi. "Carbuncle, Sre Ee. Scrofulous
Sons and Swrlling. Hip-Joint I)i.rar. "White Swelling,' "Fever SorvO
Goitre, or Thick Neck, and Enlarged tiland.
Consumption, which I Scrofula of the Lung, U arrrstrd anil cutts.1 by IhU
remedy, if taken in the earlier stages of the d.x
IZITTil""'""""""'' Dr. Tierrr's Golden Medical Dl-jvcry
VfARRANTHD.I U the onlv medicine of Its cIsm that 1
MBaHMaMMiaBiBaBj gasrsstcctf to brticfit or cure. In all
cases of dlcae for which it is recommended, or the money paid for It
will be promptly refunded.
For Weak Lung. Spitting of Blood. Shortnc. of Breath. Bronchitis,
Asthma, Severe Cough-, and kindred affrrtioti. it la aa elUrirnt remedy.
Sold by DruggbU, at $1.00, or six Ikittlrs for &.00.
Copyrijr bt. lAs. by Womj.'s DtsrctSAnr Mituca .mocitio. 1'mprlrtors.
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