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Bj' Flortnct HodrfKiruon
It was springtime nt Easthlll-on-Sea,
and things were settling down
again. Mrs. Dyncvor, wltli her sou
and daughter, still lived ut tho Up
lands, but with no fear now of tho
mortgage foreclosing. It was genoi
ally believed and specially bo by Hnr
old that tho Interest was paid to tho
young"1 mistress of the Manor; really
It went Into the local bunk account of
"Kitty Dyuevor." for Lillian knew
that Atlck Craven's wooing would noon
end BUCccHfully, and wanted Kitty to
have a nice little sum In hand for her
Woodlands wits a school no longer.
Mrs. Tanner lived at tlie Manor a
chaperon to Miss Dyuevor; and Lil
lian, thoughtful In all things, had In
sisted on purchasing an annuity of two
hundred a year for her friend, so that,
aa nh nnt IL It she did not live long
Mr. Tanner need not open a school
Mrs. Dynovor and Kitty wete often
at tho Manor, and loved Lillian even
better than thoy had loved Miss Len
doa; but Harold never went there,
and when he met hl cousin at Up
lands treated her with a cold reserve
that almost broke her heart.
"Your brother with kinder to me.
when 1 wan a poor little governess,"
he said to Klttv. And that damsel,
then on tho eve of her wedding, lec
tured Harold pretty shatply on bin
manner to her favorite.
vri ilnn't undeiBtand," he said
coldly. "Lillian Is rich, we are poor,
and that makes a gulf between us."
"But It need not." Kitty pel slated.
Lillian and the twins were her
brldemalda when the .lune day came
that made her Mrs. Allck Craven',
aud Bomehow, when the happy pa r
had driven off. Harold foimd himself
alone In the gaideu with the chief
bridesmaid. , ,
"It went off very well." he remarked,
"I never saw Kitty lo.ik better.
"No. 1 think they will b
happy," ahe said qul"ily.
" "I suppoBo youis will be the
. ,,!,! in.- in the. family. Lillian?
meiey of any Ynlioo that happens
along? My dear Curth 1 could nut
as muih fooling as the diy uonf you
The professor Ignored me, and
shook the prostrate man.
"Get up," he said, commanding)), a
new note in hi voice. "Do as 1 tell
you, aud your bt other may be saved
The man nine. We both stared at
llallowell. I wondered If he had really
"Take the tongue off the wagon,
think of It" Since them's only you ' ha said euitly. "aud spmnd tho cover
and I we can make ourselves very
comfortable llul 1 do hnpo the crea
ture will be .ill right lu u short time.
I am anxious to be in Fremont to
study Hie lolllslon of the comet with
my colleague theiu."
"Collision of the comet'" I repeated
straightening up. There's nothing so
tiresome :it rubbing a sptaln."
"Ceitninly1 That brilliant comet
to which 1 have called your attention
for envoi at nights, will surely collldo
with the earth, lu a few days at far
thest. The phenomenon will prove a
tare and wonderful one though as
tronomers have often expected Much an
ociuirum-e. I'nl'oi innately, something
always seemed to Interfere."
"May the Interfeience continue," I
wild, laughing. "1 don't believe this
old woild will he smashed up )'0t
"I did not say It would be sinaah-
ed," returned tho professor with soma
dignity. "The most advanced thcorlHta
ngreo In saying that the comet itself Is
now only In a gaseous form, and that
now only in a gaseous form, aud
"llallowell." 1 Intermitted, "ko and
mako the coffee. We can iIIm-usb gase
ous comets while we eat."
Three diiys pusneri, aud the black
was no better. As miseries never
come single, his mute, a pretty more,
having the undue euilostty of her sex,
experimented with a tempting weed,
and was In a very serious condition
when 1 found her. I dosed her with
several remedies, getting little help
from the professor. He waa so busy
watching a cloud that lay along the
horizon that I was tempted to smaah
his telescope In order to bring him
down to mundane affairs. Having
done what I could for the poor mate.
1 came back -to the wugon.
anil all the cloth you can Hud on tua
ground near me."
For a moment I hesitated; then It
dimly occurred to me that even a
bookwoim might have original Ideas,
and I .ild sotto voce to the newcom
er "Do as he says, he's by no means aa
big u fool as he looks."
I rather think llallowetl overhc.td
me, for he shot n distinctly ungrateful
ntnnre In mv direction, but he could
say nothing, as wc were both now zeal
ously obeying him.
He made us cut the great cloth cov
er In two laiRe sails, and these wo faa
teued on the wagon under his orders,
"Surety surely," 1 Ruoped, "you
don't think that vou can make that
cloud of gus help us? Why, it's fad-
"It Is not fading,' said the piofes
sor. brusquely. "It seems much faint-
er because you arc so near It and be
cause of tho acUon of the sun on It
Do as 1 tell you theie's no time to
When he was satisfied ho made us
scramble Into the wugon aud wo Kit
there, waiting for what? Three ap
parently sane men lu a noiseless wag
on, watting for a sky motor which mo
mentarily grew fainter! When ten
minutes passed by outraged dignity as
"1 won't be made a fool of," I suld,
augrlly. and started to leave tho ww
llallowell pushed me back on my
seat Then I became aware of a alck
eulng odor a fresh breeze on my
back a palo mist around us shot with
brilliant hues, and lo! wc wore run
ning over the plain nt n rate that
threatened to wreck the wagon our
sails Bwellod out like two great wings.
Mv hair was rapidly assuming a ver
The liny ! anne anil fltim 'he nl a fur
Nl-rlit'" uliiulo ronti-" ii'hc Hie hiih
BrcHtbr out tur npri front mm e ti
lt i'Iom :
A tut jnnrtar Kixlllh
Hllrnrr l tirrr, ante Jlil nous "f
To nmla tt pti-rtiie frit, tliria U nil
, robin lulUbv, ;. irlil-i-r. nlilti i
No oiiu In nlr In nil tin tier atauml
iiiul so he did not know much law, but
he wrh h Christ Inn and an alliance
man and he hoped he did know what
was right. If he did not know what was
lawful, "two might j dlffeieut things."
h said, "as otn amongst you knows,
what hsa had homes closed out under
deds of trust for debts vou norer
It-Hint tti tiiiiR , made sud things you never bought."
Wltli intlxli ifl
Hlar aftrr tr,
f i Iwtid
Rtllrlt'r forth to l)lr-
Tlmt. UKc Ilia tnlllulil
I hr lllf tnlf Joilinj
xrfii tlimi I In !
In th iUim'I"1
lii unJ llirra a
- pile t In oil
TUnNlNO TO LKFT.
BY IMUKKY MAItSHM.K
(Copyilnht, IWI- lly (tally Hlulj !'uli 'o l
Oatenslblj HI ws farmer aud
blacksmith, aud oicaslonally a tattle
drover, but u the itgilciiltuial region
about him m pooi, ,iud the pasturage
though extensive was Inferior, being
covered chledy with pine alraw. a diet
to which the sheep and cows did not
take kindly and upon which with the
perveislty of dumb "critters" they re
fused to fatten, the Income from even
a tilple employment like (hit would
seoia to be ucccssHrtl.i llnilled.
Uut genius Is always superior lo cir
cumstances, wo Kmerson f. -nd HI
exeinplltlctl the saying by always hav
ing an abundance of ihe lomfurts of
life and a plant) of n.ouey. Ills wife
always appealed In a new diess at
acn annua ,. rn.i m. u..h. .- , ,,. , , iwm -Ho
bcs woie stoiu shoes, and always bad i . , . . ' ... .. ,.
The sale of the cattle, lie went on.
had Home about tlil ; He was go
ing to New OiliMim Willi a line herd.
A until X them wan a most likely male.
"I wlh you could lin Kteu him,
Judge." he said ileferentlall to thnt
magnate "He had gteat thlucy hotns
sme nt If I hey wns polished up fer
powder hoins, aud cuils Ilk a city gall
right down between them horns. Aud
was hlgh-slepplii nt. a pmaclmr or a
At. he wns driving this niala by
Mart't. pastuie. Marti halfers bad
loped out aud mixed with bis cattle,
lie liad cnlUri for Mart, but ho rould
iutt make Mint hear. He himself had
urlrtn tht- hclfais out of the cattle four
t um nt leant, but they Just wouici
ions hack. Tb attractions of Unit
ninth eie simply terrible, no preacher
was ntite powerful among the sisters.
It moled like wltehciiift or hoodoo or
somt'tMng to him what waru't natural.
ITnitllybe tired out dilvlng such con-tiaiy-m'ntlrd
brutnt "A man can't l
expecleii even by the law to spend bis
whole thio tooling with a put.hcll of
eows w-lifii lie's got no honest living
to uiski. Ho Im was foned to let
Mnrt's oil heifers k" to thiiudrr, hut,
would Ihty billeve It they had actual
ly followel him plumb to Nww Orleans.
What wa, he to do with them? lenve
them in lie slieetv lu be taken up ?ud
.tpproprlad by lbs city folks? Sot
milch' Tlev iilieud gttt s plenty of
kOiim ry ftjks' stuff an) way by clon
ing out uortgages anil deeds of trust
without Jilt making them a piesutit of
"I don't believe she'll pull through," tle.al poslon, but tho two faces near.
--!.. ,.. riu aiinwi.li ullhi- iiimuiiiii'iuiibiicjtn v-
I Bnttl SUYUKCI).
The professor squinted one eye up
a little tighter.
"Amazing!" he murmured. "It trav-
hlgb time you cIiom a pi into lousort I cls with scniccly the sped of a locomo
. .1.. x,.,r live. I marvel the eoclly Is no
!... t i,iii nnt CO UK lO iiu
"Only that I am
Rnvttilnr of the sort
"I thought I heaid Mrs. Tanner s,ty
something about changes at tho Ma
"Yes; but they need not mean mat
rimony." She heslUted. "Vou were
so kind to me In the old days, when
first I camo to basthlll, that I would
llko to tell you my plans. 1 nm quite
sure I am not lit to be a great lady,
and 1 shoulu like to feel that my Ufo
waa of use to some one, so I am going
to londou to be ti allied ab-a hospital
"And aa mv life will be spent among
alck folk, you see. I shall never want
the Manor; and- you are the last of
tho Dynovors-you would make me
very happy. Harold. If you would go
back to the old home which was to
have been yours, which wouiu nave
keen yours If I had never been boru.
"Lillian, you know It Is Impossible!
"I know you hnve shunued the Ma
nor lately; but If It was your own?"
"I have only shunned It becuuse
eoraothlng It contained was growing
all too dear to mo. Lillian, did you
4jver guess my secrol-that I loved you
with all my heart, aud but for the
gulf between our fortunes 1 should
tauTo asked you to bo my wife?"
"And I thought you hntcd me be
cause I waa my mother's daughter.
"I love you dearly; I have loved
you ever since the old days, when 1
thought you were only a penniless lit
"I wlab I had been." she answered
wistfully. "I don't think money hits
brought mo much happiness. But
Harold, when I go to tho hospital you
must take tho Manor; the dear old
place can't bo left dcaolato."
And then Harold Dyuevor's love
conquored his prldo. Ho took Lillian
In hla arms, and whispered that he
would only take the gift with the
And now Dynovor Manor Is a happy
home, and children who bear the old
name make merry In tho nursery Mra.
Craven had been afraid to use.
Lesson In Astronomy
It was the third week of our trip
across the plains. We were now Just
Bovonty-flve miles from Fremont, and
expected to make It very shortly; but
on rlalng I was disgusted to find that
one of tho horses wo had only two
wdb dead lame. He had cast himself
In the night. I was rubbing the strain
d tendons when the professor came
aud stood beside me.
"How long before he will be ready
for work again?"
"I don't know," I said shortly.
'Hand me that oil."
"What Is n near estimate?" lie In
quired, with a touch of mild Irritation.
"Surely In theso days of scientific ox
nctltudo so Blight a matter as tho
length of a horse's lameness may be
computed with reasonable accuracy."
"I Just wish you'd try It. then," I
Bald, sulkily. "He may bo ready to
morrowwo may have to wait two
weeks unless you want to ride tho
mare In. I don't mind walking."
"And leave my upoclmens to the
gieater doubtless the earth gravity
exercises a contiollliiK illlliionce at
pieacnt." Then, lu a tllffeieut tone,
"Curtis, there's a buffalo calf coming
toward us. 1 suppose you would not
be Interested If 1 told you of the ar
rival of something really Important."
I took the glass out or his hand.
"It's not a calf. Hullowell. It's a
man riding like the deuce. What do
you reckon Is the matter?"
Hullowell was from the oust and was
not tiM'd to southern localisms.
"It Is Impossible to reckon anything
on so slight a basis,"' he answered se
riouslythen made a wild dive at
something that tloated by. When he
turned to me there wns a shining bub
ble in his hand.
"The comet!" he shouted. "The col
lision has occurred."
"Do you call thnt thing a comet?"
I asked contemptuously. "1 might
say to you with l-'estus 'Much learn
ing hath made the mad.' "
"It is a detached fiagment from the
main body of tho gas," hp loplled,
dancing triumphantly aiouiid. "The
comet as a whole Is thut faint cloud
you see yonder."
"Tho deuce It Is," I said anxiously.
"Wc shall smother or bo blown away.
I remember you said something about
Ita traveling like a train."
"Not blown away," corrected the
professor. "We can take lofuge In
the hole by that hemlock yonder. As
to our chant e of smothering, I wonder
you cun mention such a trllle In the
face of material of such overwhelming
scientific Interest. I think"
We were Interrupted by a cry from
the advancing horsemnn. I saw that
he was using whip and spur on his
mount, and that the latter instead of
responding was evidently played out.
Indeed, as he roaehed us, tho poor
brute went down. His rider staggered
up before I could lend my assistance.
"For nod's sake lot me hnve a
horse!" he exclaimed entreutlngly. "I
urn on my way from X, to Fremont,
with a pardon for my brother. If 1
do not reach tho town before 12 to
raonow, the best man that ever buck
led will die for no worse fault than
putting a bullet through that hound.
Pistol Pete. It Is nearly 5 now!"
"You shall havo the horso and wel
como," I replied, for the young fellow's
manly face was haggard with an awful
grief, "but one Is dead lame, aud the
other Is too til to stand."
He mado a rush for tho horses to
satisfy hlmseir, and came back with
a gesture of despair that went to my
"Look!" he cried wildly, drawing
out an envelope. "Thero's n life In
that paper and I have ridden ridden
aud met with one hindrance after
The professor looked t him pity
"How limited nre the capabilities of
the body compared with tho deslre.4
of the spirit," ho murmured.
"I caunot bear It!" cried the strang
er, frantically. "Thoy told mo that was
a good horso the llurs!"
He flung himself on the ground nnd
hard, dry sobs shook his chest,
The professor picked up the gliis-s.
"In loss than an hour It will be
here," he said thoughtfully.
"Thank Ood I am not a scientist," I
said rudoly. "You fellows huvu about
ne showed utter uncouftciousueri
rfiinirei-. Thai of the stranger wns
burning with Joy aud reverent thank
fulness. To him It was u Clod-sent
miracle for a good man's rescue. Tho
professor was radiant over this new
factor in his knowledge and he mut
tered his observations aloud. Neither
seemed disturbed by the fact that
from the speed and the smell.breathlng
was no easy matter. As to me my
one hope was thnt 1 might touch old
earth again safely.
On, on we (lew. Again and again I
expected an Immediate smashup, but
our wagon was of flno and strong
mako, tho plain was level, and wo bade
fair to reach the town shortly. In
less than two hours wc were not throe.
uiUcs froni Freuotit!
h.l .. I-..n.t.. ..!.. Ili.t.l.n.1 im n.A
i nun u leiTiuit: men huthcu u "
which I had been ton hurried to think
of before. We should pass tho town!
Like the brook, we might go on for
ever or at least far enough to wreck
us on the hiokeu lauds beyond. As to
the stranger, tho trip would have b'eon
of no earthly use to him.
"1 shall Jump." he said simply, as If
In answer to nn outspoken Inquiry.
The piofessor was looking anxious but
ho said nothing.
But wc had forgotten the little river
lying near the town. Wo struck It like
a cyclono, and Its four feet of wuter
was whipped into wild spray around
us, while the wagon spun like a frantic
top, then stopped with a lurch that
nearly sent us flying, ISIther the force
of our motor was loosening or perhaps,
even at Us best, it would not have had
time or strength to loosen" the wagon
from the heavy anag driven between
tho spokes, for the palo gas ruBhed on,
leaving three dripping men nnd soma
ruined specimens In Uie river, with
Fremont not 500 yards away.
TEUTONS IN FRANCE.
of the ttepiiliilo Ara
German ua (ho t'atharlauil.
The northern third of France and
half of Belgium are today more Teu
tonic than the south of Germany. Thli
should not occasion -surprise whan w
remember tho Incessant downpour ol
Teutonic tribes during the whole his
toric period. It was a constant pro
cosslon of Cloths from all points ol
the compans Franks, Burgiindlons,
and others. France was entirely over
run by tho Franks, with the exception
of Brittany, by tho middle of the sixth
century, says the London Express. All
through the middle ages this part ol
Frnnco was German In language nnt
customs aa well. The very narao o
the country is Teutonic. It has tha
same origin aa Frauconla In Southern
Germany. In 812 the council of Tours,
away down south, ordained that overy
bishop should preach both In tho Ro
manco and the Teutonic langunges.
The Franks preserved their Gorman
speech 400 years after tho conquest.
Charlemagne was a Gorman. His cour
tiers wore all Germans. He lived and
governed from outside tho limits ot
modern Franco. Tho Abbe Sleyes ut
tered an ethnological truism when, In
the coprso of tho French revolution,
ho cried out against tho French aris
tocracy; "Lot us send them back to
their Gorman marshes whenuo they
Kimiidyii! from Comitr .la lit
One of the measures before the legis
lature of North Cnrolliiii provides that
all criminals condemned to capital
punishment shall he removed from tha
county Jails Immediately upon convic
tion, to the state penitentiary to awull
the execution of tholr sentence.
powder in their gnurdh and shot In
their pouches. A foi SI lilmsflf. he
owned a breui-h-lo,idiiig gun a drum
mer might not il lUil n, and tii-'ed
real imokelm powder cartridges. Ills
neighbor told visiting friends fiom
acrou the rlvor lu Amite touuty. that
SI actually paid two aud a half ceuls
a pieue for IIii-m-, and the neighbors
heard the statement with unbounded
wonder at such elleuce of wealth.
iVfian collection wen- taken up foi
wbftl"!h preacher called "the spread
log of ibe gOkpot of the sweet Savior
among thy l(e.itlini in China and the
pel Catholic in New Urlt-jut, Hi al
ways put a iIoIIhi' in the h.tt, Mrs.
Hardrook fifty cents, the boys a dime
each, and llule l.odella, the only girl
of the famil), a ullvor quarter, lu ton
sequence 81 p.tsed for a deeply re
ligious man, and the parsou always
culled him Brother Huntsook.
Nor was Si's generosity put fly cc
deslastlcMl. lie had been frequently
known to leave the rail load with as
many fu two one-gallon Jugs fun or
"Hiker" and arrive home with the
Jugs, owing to a liberal sampling of
their couteuta on hiH own part, and a
generous distribution of the s.une to
all he met. who unlersttlb at rtrst re
fused t,o d;nk, but dually consented
being as how it was SI as ottered, tilt
lickor, and they would "moist a little,
not an they were wlne-blbbers and
gluttonous, but would take n swig for
"the good of their Innards."
Mont of his neighbors drank what
was offered tbttn and nuked no ques
tiouii and nude no lemurks. But some
of them were deeply and audibly per
plexed us to where Si got all tnl
money. Certain clrciimstancs ion-net-tod
wjth SI would linger In their
minds and whal wa.; woiae break out
on their tongue. They would com
ment bow the cattle of neighbors near
Si bad a way of dUupitearlng Just
when thoy were "most tltten" for mar
ket. But in that great uufenced coun
try what was there to pi event cattle
from straying? "Dumb cilttnis." said
SI, "are mighty blgglty and roaming
borne any how, and will home times
Just rush to their ruin,"
Borne times also lu the fall country
storea near him were robbed and their
safes blown open Just after the monoy
had been received from the town banks
to pay for the incoming cotton. It was
a strange coincidence that after such
robberies SI had moie money and dis
tributed more "lickor" than usual. But
SI said "life is full of coincidences and
u mystery according to the scriptures."
"Leastwise," added he, "(hat Is what
the parson says the Word says, and 1
ain't the mun to dispute a licensed
minister of, ,the gorsepell, nor Is you
nuther, neighbor?" he would ask of hla
listener aa he lovingly toyed with tho
trigger of hta famous gun.
"No, Indeed," replied the neighbor
with alacrity, edging off it little. "I
don't dispute the paison nuther you,
You air both right as for as I knows
Still some folks would prove "too
leaky of tongue" In regard to Si's af
fairs, and it wus straugo how tho corn
crlbB and cotton houses of these
"measly buck-cappers," as SI called
them, had u habit of taking tiro In the
dead hours of tho night
But one day the grand Jury actually
Indicted SI for grand larceny. He waa
accused of stealing ten head of cattle
from Mart Smlggles. The chief wit
ness against SI wus Dune Hwarrlngton,
a good-natured farmer too stupid to
be dishonest, whose farm adjoined the
road over which SI had to drive the
cattle to New Orleans. The testimony
wus strong for the state. HI could al
most hear tho doors of the penitentiary
opeulng upon blm. "It was nn awful
experience for u Christian," ho used to
say in after years, but then he would
add, "them the Lord loveth he chases."
Si went .upon the stand and testified
In his own behalf. Ho acknowledge
that ho sold the cattle. It was truo
ho was a furmor, bo said looking at
tho farmer Jurors, n stockman if they
would. Ho was uneducated ton, no
banger around of lawyers aud court
rooms, for he thought an honest farm
er's place was In the Hold, and not
loafing around among them that rep
Muutd corporations and morcbanU,
ho hud beu compelled to ell those
lielfem alipg with his own, Moreover
ha was trjiler ot hesrl sad could nnt
'"" da t
fanllnut l'naMa4 llolh by Waa.
ttia Ulnar Aulmnla.
Instinct has been dellned ua a sort
of lnbeilted knowledge peculiar to tho
lower animals. That matt possesses
many analugous traits we all know;
but there U one so subtly engrafted In
his nature that, under certnlu circum
stances, he Is unconsciously mado to
net In precisely the sumo manner aa
the wild aiiltii.il. nnd that Is in circle
traveling. It Is a peculiar luatlct
which causes wild animals, when pur
sued for any considerable dlstanco,
always to travel lu a circle; and man,
when lost on tho veldt, the prairies,
or In the forest, unconsciously becomos
controlled by the same Instinct and Is
made to bend his course aud travol la
a circle, and return to the same place
from whence be started. A notable In
stance of this Is mentioned by Mr.
Ontlln. an American traveler of repute.
which occurred while ascending the
upper Missouri. He had left the steam
er on which he had been aalling up the
river, with the object of reaching aa
Indian village by making a short-out
across a prairie on foot, accompanied"
only by a single attendant. "In our
course." said Mr. Catllu, "we bad a
prnlile of some thirty mllos to cross;
and tho second day, being dark and
cloudy, we had no object by which to
guide our rourso, having no compasa
with me nt the time. During the flrat
day the sun shone, aud wo kept our
course voiy well; but on tho next
morning, though we started right
(laid our course), we no doubt soon
begun to bend, notwithstanding that
we appeared to be progressing In a
straight line. Them wbh nothing to be
seen about us but short gruss, every
where the same; and In the distance a
straight line, the horizon, all around
us. Lute In the afternoon, and whon
we were very much fatigued wo came
upon the very spot, to our Biirprlso,
where we had bivouacked the night
before, and which we had left on thai
morning. We had turned to the let!
and no doubt had traveled nil day la
:t elude. Tho next day, having the nun-
shine, we luld (and kept) our course
without any difficulty. On arriving at
the Bloux village and relating our sin
gular adventure, the Indians laughed
at us very henrtlly, and all the chiefs
united In assuring me that whenover
a man Is lost on the praliiea ho trav
els In a clrclu, and also that ho invari
ably turns to the left; of which fllngu
lar fact I have become doubly convinc
ed by subsequent proofs similar to the
one mentioned.- Chamber's Journal.
IN A THASH PlLB.
"Don't shool the kids, SI."
bear to part thoi from that likely
nniN. It was lri he hud never of
feied Mart the meney, but he hail not
had time to do (, With hla wife
slek, aud Itdella punlng around all
the time and grass just H whooplit lu
his cotton, he had lot been able to go
ovor to Mnjt's and ta lie Ihe money
Me wus going to th so, on the very
HWt "'i w!i'H the'sherlff hud. come
and Jailed him." '"b show you gen
tlemen," he I'outiliuljil, "that 1 ain't
got no hnrd feeling itjcln Mart, though
I ain't saying he In't Heated me
wrongful, I will glvelm the vally of
them heifers here aid now." With
that he (lung the tnoiy on tho tabic
In the court room. 'He Jury retired
snd soon brought in u verdict of not
As the crowd was polliug out of the
court room SI nudged Dune on the
arm and said:
"Soj )ou swore agin e, did you,
"I hud to, SI; I war on oath to tell
"That's all right about'tho truth,"
suld SI sarcastically. "We nil knows
you Just loves the truth, awt fattens
on It. And I ain't douylnt, (bat the
truth is a good thing In Its place, but
1 wunt ty leave with you that the
truth don't stop no lead,"
As he walked homeward June con
cluded that a chango of air would be
good for his wlfe'u lungs. Si he sold
out his llttlo property at a saciillce
aud moved to Louisiana.
Ono night after family proera Si's
oldest buy said: "i'up, when are you
goln' to kill that hound of Dune
"When the crop is laid by, Bonnie.
I urn too busy now to Indulge It. pious
ure. Busluess fust, my boy."
One morning when the last urrow
bad been plowed, and there wis no
blacksmith work to bo done, Si said
to his wife; mammy, hand me' my
gun, I guess I've got time to kill June
A two days' rldo brought bin', to
Dune's place. He slipped throughlthe
pine brush to the edge ot tho ie.ld
whore Dune was plowing. Ik- slovly
trudged bare-footed behind a ateor that
dragged u worn out plow. Ills wldto
wool hat, full ot holes, flapped n or his
face, bronzed and drawn, hunter and
over-work written all ovor It. ts'ot far
off Dunc'B largest boys wore Vioelng,
followed by their sister, all barefooted
and ragged. Further and neuV the
woods wua a six year old youngster,
Dunn's baby chup, with n long Blyu'ler
pole minding tho gap In the fonce bunc
had not yet had tlmo to mend.
King- tleorje t'olu Found
Waller Chentham, nn employe of tho
city stables, has had the good fortune
to tlnd a very old coin of tho roalm of
Great Britain In a trash pile, says the
Knoxvllle Journal and Tribune. Tha
toln Is of the same size as an Ameri
can (lollitj- and weighs Just tqe sam,
Walter did not realize Unit tho coin
might havo a big price offered for It,
ajji while showing it, to Stable noas
William 'Uoiiiti', Asked that Ojnciol
what he Would give for the coin. Mr.
Kellar ifocs not know tho vnluo of old
coins, and offered ten cents. Mr.
("hcuthum declined and Mr. Kollar
proffered twenty-five cents nnd the
bargain was struck. Mr. Kellar de
cided he would keep tho coin as a rare
novel keepBiike, but now bo would
probably refuse an offer of $500 for It,
pending a thorough Investigation of It's
value to nVBjlttmntic collectors. On
yesterday "Mr. Cheatham returned to
Mr. Kellar and tried to buy bock tha
coin for u quarter ot a dollar. Mr.
Kellar refused, but Jokingly said ha
would tnko $5 for It. Choathara waa
about to take him at his word, whoa
Mr. Kellar said he Intended to koep tha
coin. Its owner was thon Inform"
that according to u coin, cojlector'a
manual, King George's dollar "W1"'
quoted us being worth 11,600. The coin
Is much worn and the date 1b effaced,
but King Georgo's profile Is atamped
on tho face of tho coin, while on tho
back his majesty Is pictured astride
a horse In the net of slaying a dragon.
"George 111., G. B" are eoino of tha
letters easily deciphered around tht
margin of the colu. Thu edga Is worn
Good IHMM of
According to our modern sclontltlo
Ideas an to tho careful treatment of
babies, thoso of Japan would scorn te
havo a hard time, und yot thoro are
no healthier, nor fatter looking little
mortals on the face of the earth. We
Insist on a fixed temperature, on ster
ilized milk, on nil sorts of improved
things, while tho Japanese baby gets
a good dose ot nature, and scorns te
thrive oti 1U It Is dressed and un
dressed In a frigid temperuturo in win
ter, and In summer its tender little
eyes are always exposed to the fuU
glaro of tho sun, aa It Is carried on Its
mother's back, It is to bo feared.
however, that this latter treatment of
ten docs affect the eyes of the chtldrou
SI suddenly confronted him with his 1 though thoy tftt over it lator in We.
gun. Taken oy surprise uuuc started
and trembled a little at first, hut soon
recovering faced his enemy without
"Don't shoot tho kids, 81," was all
But HI replied: "Don't ho nowise on
easy, Dune. I have rodo a hundred
miles to kill you, but I guess you are
worse oft hero than you'd bo In hall.
So I forgives you. Fully and freely
SI thon r.tnrted off, but wheeling sud
denly pitched a silver dollar over In
tho Hold to the amazed Dune, saying:
"Hero, buy that nlr peaked-faced
young uu' a square meul. He looks
At NngaBuki, rmongst the women coal-
ea who cool the ship, you may soe,
mny with bj&eu on their' backs. The
mothers work all day In the rain, or
in thu sun, or the snow, and there
baiy sloops, Indifferent to everything,
the top ot ita head alono visible, while
ihe novomenta ot the mother do not
leem In the least hlndorod, nnd ohe
accomplishes ns much work as tho
mon. It Hooms as If tho bablca of thla
flnsa wore born stoics! Anna North
cud Denjamlu In Situ Francisco Bulle
tin. UVhen anything assumes tho form
ol a duty some men fool Incapable ot
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