The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, July 11, 1906, Supplement, Image 9

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CHAPTER XXH Continued.
During this last brief interval that
elapses Dick has a chance to shoot
one glance upward. The chief en
gineer's house is back of them, and to
his alarm he sees a figure in a win
dow. "Pauline, for heaven's sake, girl,
hide!" he calls, and evidently the one
he addresses hears, for the figure no
longer stands there boldly in the win
dow, although he is positive Pauline
will remain where she can watch the
awful battle for the possession of her
birthright the El Dorado Mine.
"Let loose!" suddenly shouts Dick,
as he fires his gun into one of the on
rushing groups.
A flash of fire runs along the line
, of intrenchments. just as wild-fire'
runs over the prairie, only there is
accompanying this the rattle of fire-"
arms. It must at such short range be
deadly in Its nature, and the assail
ants stagger under the blow. In some
cases the sight of blood makes men
demons, and such seems to be the ef
fect now; instead of halting they rush
on more rapidly than ever, and their
cries are enough to curdle the blood
of honest men. A peculiar change
has also been effected in the situation
by that burst of musketry from be
hind the intrenchments. Strangely
enough nearly every marksman seems
to have picked out a torch-bearer for
his target at least every man but one
of those who carry flambeaux is down,
and this sole remaining individual,
finding himself left as It were, the
focus of all hostile eyes, becomes
panic-stricken, throws bis torch upon
the ground and flies from it as though
the inanima'e object might be the
most deadly rattlesnake to be found
in all the jungles of Mexico.
In the midst of this weird, ghastly
sight, the followers of the Mexican
hidalgo arc discerned rushing up to
the breastworks and engaging the de
fenders in a terrible hand-to-hand
The Shadow of the Cuchillo.
That is the moment when Colonel
Bob brings to bear his tactics. He
and his men have up to now taken no
.part in the encounter, for the time
was not- ripe, but when the others
reach the point that they are fighting
like tigers over the breastworks to get
in its work.
At a word from the colonel his men
pour a withering fire upon the foe
not those who are in the advance, for
that would subject their friends to the
leaden hail, but a contingent of rioters
that hurries up to the assistance of
thoir companions gets the benefit of
the voljey.
Bewildered, panic-stricken, they hard
ly know what has come upon them, or
in which direction to flee. Enemies to
"the right of them, enemies to the left
of them, enemies behind them, volley
and thunder. Some roll over upon the
ground in their despair, while still
others turn anu scamped away as
though a legion of fiends pursue
scamper off without weapons, without
hats, without everything that made
them so bold hut a minute before.
They are lucky, indeed, who are
able thus to save themselves. Some
of their comrades lie upon the field of
battle who will never more lead the
charge' or diminish the aguardiente
flask, for they have been met in the
midst of a crime-stained career by
Death on a pale horse.
Colonel Bob has made a good be
ginning, but Colonel Bob is not satis
fied. He knows his friends are being
hotly beset by the fellows who have
gained the breastworks, and his idea
now is to descend upon these wor
thies from the rear, with the fury of
the hurricane that sometimes sweeps
over the Sierra Madres. coming out of
that mystic gulf, the scene of romance
and history.
His first act is to bend down and
seize upon one of the torches; having
grasped this he waves the flambeau
around 'his head until the current of
air causes a bright flame to spring up.
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dozen lights are circling through the
air at the same time, describing all
manner of parabolic curves, and look
ing like meteors flying in zigzag fash
ion through space.
Thus what is akin to darkness falls
upon the scene, where men rush for
ward to grapple with their fellows in
a death-clutch. It Is saved from being
absolute gloom by
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tinue to flicker een while lying upon !
the ground, then the occasional ,
flashes of lightning send a white light
over El Dorado, that comes and -goes
with a. dazzling intensity last of all
the blaze from the guns of the Ameri
cans is really a factor in bringing
some iliuminatloB to the scene.
All this has occupied but a fraction
of a minute, and then the torch-bearers
leap toward the line where the
desperate hana-to-hand struggle goes
oat leap that way. bearing the blaz
ing light' in one hand -and a revolver
in the other, for they are determined,
these men who light for Miss Pauline,
that the right shall triumph on this
. . The crash, when Colonel Bob and
his men come in contact with their
enemies, is like a sharp and distinct
clap of thunder, only more disastrous.
Men are seen running in all directions,
fire arms rattle, and that terrible
shouting continues, as though the
Americans would add terror to the
flight of their defeated foes.
Ah! the field is won the victory
Gradually- the sounds of battle die
away; the men of the New Mexican
sheriff cease lighting because they can
no longer find enemies against whom
they may launch themselves.
Colonel Bob suddenly awakens to
a startling fact that gives him much
uneasiness. He cannot find his com
rade, Dick.
He rages around, seeking Informa
tion, and at last strikes a clew. Dick
was seen heading for the house of the
chief engineer just when the last line
of the Mexicans broke and fled, so it
looks as though he might be there.
Without waiting longer Bob Harlan
rushes away, and a minute later 'en
ters the house.'
Once inside the doorway he pauses
to listen and hears sounds that indi
cate a desperate engagement of some
sort That arouses Colonel Bob, who
cannot stand by when there is any
fighting going on; he rushes headlong
for the scene of the disturbance, for
a wonder holding his tongue. As a
general thing, under similar circum
stances, he would be shouting as he
ran, telling those who fought not to
bring the little affair to a finish until
he came, but something momentarily
palsies his tongue now. Perhaps the
thought has struck him that the mis
erable Professor Johh. that bulldog of
a naturalist, may be in the house with
the intention of running off with Dora,
and the idea is so staggering that It
has actually taken bis breath away.
At any rate, it has not deprived Bob
of his powers of locomotion, for he
gets over the ground in a way that is
surprising, and in a few moments
bursts upon the scene.
It is essentially and peculiarly
dramatic, for the characters engaged
form a complete company- That trag
edy has also entered into it can be
seen at a glance, nor is the comic
side missing Dora attends to that.
The combatants are those old-time
bitter foes, Barcelona and the man
against whom he holds such a bitter
grudge, the man for whom he has
waited so long, the man who has on
several occasions done him up hand
somely Dick Denver.
Stretched upon the floor is Senor
Lopez, with the blood oozing from a
wound in the breast. The pistol that
did the awful work is not three feet
away from his hand it belongs to
Barcelona, and the Mexican has by
some terrible accident shot his em
ployer just as the man the bullet was
intended for leaped upon him.
Bending over the fallen Mexican are
two female forms, one being an old
woman, the other a young girl whose
face and figure betray the beautiful
Juanita. Where they have come from
is a mystery; but. perhaps, knowing
something of the mission of the senor,
they have entered the house looking
for him; some other motive may have
stirred Juanita to action, some deep
feeling of the heart, for she is a girl
of singular impulses.
Colonel Bob's gaze does not stop
here; he looks for something beyond.
j Dora where is the only and delight
nil JJora? A cry reaches his ear in a
voice he knows, and turning his head
Bob sees a sight that causes a broad
grin to spread over his face a sight
that is certainly humorous'enough to
cause a hearty laugh, although serious
for one poor individual.
Dora is there, very much there; she
holds in her hand a revolver which
this same Colonel Bob gave her re
cently with which to defend herself.
Dora has taken a few lessons with this
weapon, but she is woefully at sea re
garding its use. and although she
swings it around in a truly dramatic
style she has neglected to draw back
the hammer.
Crouching before her Is the little
bug-hunter, who dodges his head in
great alarm every time that weapon
comes in line with her eyes, all the
while keeping up a jargon of beseech
ing exclamations, calling upon all the
gods to witness the fervency of his de
votion, and anon begging the adora
ble, the charming Dora, not to murder
him in cold blood, he whose only fault
is in loving her not wisely but too
Quite a strange scene, taken all in
all tragedy and comedy combined.
Colonel Bob hardly knows whether to
laugh or look serious. He sees that
his comrade is in rather a bad predic
ament, and makes one step toward
helping him, when he hears Dick say:
"Stand back, Bob; I want to manage
this chap alone if I can. Stand back,
old fellow."
The two men struggle with the pow
er of giants, and Barcelona, seeing a
companion near by. ready to give his
antagonist assistance if necessary,
i realizes how desperate his case is.
A scream thrills Bob; he turns his
head just in time to see a figure flash
1 before him, and realizes that it is the
maid of Mexico lovely Juanita. He
sees her spring between Barcelona and
Dick Denver just in time to receive in
her bosom the murderous cuchillo that
I is launched forward, intended for the
A cry of horror rings out even the
bull fighter appears half stupefied at
what he has done at the persistency
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with which fate steps in between him
self and Dick Denver.
The stricken girl staggers and falls
across the form of the Mexican. Then
a human figure files at the bull fighter
This that follows is really funny. It I
is told by a Georgia "gentleman of
the old school," who is noted for his j
rare humor:
"I heaid a good story the other day i
about a; horse, and must tell it to the j
children. A man had a corse who .
would sit down ' whenever he was
touched in the flank. He would squat
on his hind quarters like a dog. The
man tried to break him of it. but he
couldn't, and nobody would buy him.
One day a sportsman came along and
made his acquaintance, and they took
a ride together to hunt partridges.
When they found a covey, the man
touched his heels to his horse's flank,
land he sat down. "What makes your
horse do that?' asked the sportsman.
'Why, he's a setter, said the man., 'He
sets birds just like a dog. So the
sportsman thought he was a most won
derful horse, and he swapped for him
and gave -$50 to boot And he got on
him, and after awhile they came to
a creek that was pretty deep, and as
like a crazy thing; It Is Dick, who has
been more Uhan .ever, aroused .by the
sight of Jnaniia-sent bleedmgand dy
ing to the floor at the hands of this
fellow "Dick, who now assaults him.
with irresistible power, who dazes 'the.
Mexican by the brilliancy of his ac
tions, and presently crashes him to the
floor with several sledge-hammer
blows that render the humiliated and
doomed athlete almost senseless.
One figure Colonel Bob has not no
ticed before It Is that of Miss Paul
ine, who has been standing just be
yond a table. She now darts forward,
and when Dick turns after so quickly
disposing of Barcelona, he discovers
her bending over the, fallenglrl, en
deavoring with trembling hands to
stanch the flow of blood.
"Was he hurt?" the Mexican girl
"Dick? No, no you saved him,
dearest Juanita."
"For you. I ought to hate you, Paul
ine Westerly, for you have stolen what
I thought belonged to me. but I cannot
do it; where I would hate I love I
know not why," gasps, the stricken
Dick reaches her side upon his
face is the deepest concern, but Juan
ita smiles. ,
"It is just as well I could never
have lived and been happy, knowing
y ou loved her. Now I have saved you
for your Pauline. I gave my life
'twas all I had. This is fate it was
my destiny to suffer."
A groan is heard, but it does not
proceed from the dying girl. Senor
Lopez struggles to raise himself, and
manages to gain a position where he
can look upon the face of his child
his lips move, and they hear him utter
strange words:
"It is the decree of fate! She saves
him for the other. Come closer, you
against whom Manuel Lopez has
fought so bitterly come to my side
and hear the news I would tell you."
The old Mexican's strength is- fast
leaving him, and it is only a question
of time when he must yield up the
ghost. He realizes this himself, and
musters all his powers to aid him.
"Pauline Westerly, before I die I
would hear you say you forgive me.
The fierce desire to see my family re
gain its old time prestige must be my
only excuse for doing what I have
done. With the El Dorado in my
hands I could have stirred up all Mex
ico, and perhaps placed myself in the
chair the usurper Diaz holds. I am
proud, but when death hovers near all
pride is leveled. I beg that you will
forgive it is easier to do so because
all of my plans have proven failures."
"Rest in peace. Senor Lopez. I can
not comprehend how a man of honor
can war upon a girl for the sake of
power; but Heaven has seen fit to baf
fle your purposes, and far be it from
Pauline Westerly to cherish feelings
of malice against a defeated enemy. I
only grieve because this wicked
scheming has brought one you love to
pain and sorrow, perhaps death. Poor
Juanita!" and she strokes the luxur
iant hair of the Mexican maid tenderly
as she speaks, while over the face of
the dying girl there passes a look that
is akin to holy love.
The -old senor experiences a new
sensation tears flow from his eyes
he weeps.
"Strange, mysterious decree of
Providence, that one should die to
make the other happy. Who can say
the hand of Fate is not in it all," he
Dick and Bob exchange glances.
Surely the old senor must be feeling
the cold hand of approaching dissolu
tion; he raves! They continue to lis
ten, and hear more strange things.
"Senorita Pauline, I am about to
make a disclosure that will give yon
joy and yet bring perhaps the keenest
pain. I solemnly assert that I did not
myself suspect the truth until very re
cently, and it was my intention to util
ize the fact if the plans which culmin
ated so disastrously this night failed
to place me in possession of the
Pauline hears and holds her breath
in suspense. What news can he im
part that will bring to her the greatest
of joy and the keenest of suffering?
"I learned in Paris what your mis
sion was, and having already an ink
ling of the truth I set about discover
ing facts. Years ago, for revenge upon
your father, I hired a woman to steal
away your little sister Beulah; it was
believed she was drowned; I myself
never doubted it, for the woman swore
to the fact when I paid her. Tears
later this same woman entered my
employ again she brought with her a
child to whom I took a strange fancy
I adopted her."
"Merciful heaven!" cries Pauline,
bending upon the dying Juanita a look
of startled eagerness and supreme
anguish "that child Juanita "
"I have since discovered is the Beu
lah stolen from your father in the
past. Antoinette Duval, stand forward
and testify to the truth of my words."
"What Senor Lopez has stated is
the truth, every word. Mon Dieu! I
hope I may be pardoned for the part 1
took in the wicked business. I swear
by all that I hold sacred that this girl
Is none other than Beulah whom I
carried away years ago from the West
erly home, where I was employed as a
nurse. Look upon her. Mamselle Paul
ine for she is your sister."
(To Be Continued.)
the sportsman held up his legs to keep
them out of the water, he touched the
horse in the flank, and down he sat in
the water. When he got up and out
and was all dripping wet, he was as
mad as a wet hen, and said: 'Well,
nir, what made this horse do that way
in the water?' 'I forgot to tell you.'
said the man, 'that he sets fish just;
as well as he does birds.'
In Silent Testimony.
A romantic story is told of the late
count of Flanders: Every day he went
for a long walk, and always passed a
house where a white hand was waved
from the closed windows in return to
his deep salutation. He never entered
the house. The occupant was a lady
to whom he was attached before nt
was married, but whom he had never"
seen since. Before parting they ar
ranged that when in Brussils he
should pass her deor once a day, and
inis testimony to an old love wag
faithfully carried out
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New York. Ensign Bagley, one of
the heroes of the sea fight of Car
denas harbor, is dead, the Spanish
war is history, but the other hero
of that conflict of shells with shells
and Americans with Spaniards and
smoke powder with smokeless powder
is still living. Capt. Frank H. New
comb, a native of Boston, the com
mander of the Hudson, the only hero
of the Spanish war who received a
gold medal from congress. He was
Lieut. Newcomb six years ago, and
now he is Capt. Newcomb, the super
visor of anchorages an the purchas
ing officer at the port of New York.
Some day the histories will refer
to the sea fight of Cardenas harbor
on the afternoon of May 11, 1S98, as
a typical brave, rash exploit of the
American seaman. They will men
tion Bagley's name in sonorous para
graphs, Lieut. Bernadou's name in
other sonorous paragraphs, and they
also will tell of how Lieut. Newcomb,
commanding officer of the ex-revenue
cutter Hudson, a wooden boat, ran in
under destructive masked, batteries,
threw a line to the disabled Winslow,
remained there in the zone of fire for
30 minutes, and finally brought away
the Spaniard's prize in triumph.
Dared Spaniards to Combat.
The affair in Cardenas harbor fol
lowed a series of astonishing captures
of Spanish ships of armed and un
armed merchant ships, and it also fol
lowed a series of daring attempts to
engage the naval vessels of-the Span
ish government in do-and-die fights.
For whenever a Spanish gunboat or
cruiser showed herself in public, -ciftt
is to say, whenever she showed her
smokestacks and hull to an American
fighting ship, small or big. effectively
or crudely armed, she1 was promptly
invited to test her powers. Some
times these challenges were ludicrous,
for a converted small yacht would
openly advance on a large gunboat
possessed of ten times greater equip
ment, run up her flag proudly, fire
her barking six-pounders and rush
ahead and give every sign of wishing
to engage in mortal conflict for the
eternal glory of one side or the other.
The battle of Cardenas took place
because three Spanish gunboats used
to sneak out of tbelr shelter at op
portune moments and try to pick off
passing American tugboats and
launches. If the gunboat advanced
spiritedly into the .zone of effective
marksmanship, demonstrating at once
the superiority of its individuals, the
Spanish boats retreated. So the
Americans began to consider them rank
cowards. However, they did not fol
low the Spaniards into the harbor,
because they feared probable mines.
Eager for Brave Deeds.
On May 11 the gunboat Wilmington,
the torpedo boat Winslow and the so
called gunboat Hudson, a converted
revenue cutter, met outside the harbor
of Cardenas and decided to go inside
and do some damage. They were
weary of the sallies of the Spanish
gunboats. Then they were eager 'to
do brave things. This waterway to
conflict was broad and shallow, with
two jagged stretches of land close to
the mouth, and outside a dotted
formation of coral keys. Here and
Foolish Old Customs.
Antiquated and Silly Ideas That Still
Prevail in European and
Asiatic Courts.
Time has aot brought about a re
adjustment of many of the antiquated
customs that surround royalty. When
the king of Spain was 12 years of
age he one day had the misfortune
to slip and fall down a flight of the
palace steps. The fall would very
probably have been attended with fa
tal results had it not been for a serv
ant who extended a kindly hand and
saved his young master by breaking
the fall.
But, by a stringent rule of Spanish
etiquette, no servant may dare touch
the sacred person of the king, and for
this "grave" offense the servant was
at once dismissed from his position.
By a remarkable law of royal eti
quette, which has existed for a num
ber of years past at the court if Slam,
no person is permitted to sleep in an
i apartment, situated above that occu
there were other green-topped keys.
with a channel running indefinitely
among them. Beyond the wriggling
channel Cardenas lay in an angle of
sloping hills, seven miles away.
The Wilmington, drawing 18 feet of
water in these shallows, proceeded to
a location within 1,800 yards of the
water front; the Winslow, a lighter
draught boat, went 300 yards farther.
The little Hudson impudently fol
lowed. Ahead of these two American
craft were the scudding Spanish gun
boats. They fled apparently from
force of habit until they nestled some
where among the wharves of the city.
Now the Winslow and the Hudson
were triumphant pursuers. They
rushed pell mell into a zone of buoys.
Through the sultry air echoed and
reechoed a discharge of numerous
Every gun on the Winslow instant
ly replied, although the location of
the Spanish batteries was a guess
work place. The enemy used smoke
less powder; the American ships were
arapea witn smoKe. Then came an
other discharge from the Spaniards
from the shore, from visible ware
houses, from the docks. The Amer
icans knew that the gunboats were
hidden among certain wharves, so
they steamed ahead in defiance of the
mines and the masked batteries. They
penetrated the zone of the buoys until
they-1. were only 800 yards from the
gunboats. There was a continuous
pyrotehenic display. The water
around both boats constantly showed
Lieut. Nemcomb observed the con
dition of the Winslow and steamed
toward her, still valiantly peppering
everything Spanish within range. He
saw Bagley signal and hold aloft a
megaphone, and presently he heard
the ensign yell:
"We are disabled! Come and tow
us off!"
At once the Hudson steamed with
in the uneven circle of water spouts.
He approached until he was only 200
yards from the battered Winslow.
The shells came thicker and thicker
and the Spaniards were shooting with
surprising accuracy. Once the Wins
low careened and belched forth a part
of her body. Steam followed the as
sortment of missiles. On board the
Hudson Newcomb observed to his men
that the boiler of the Winslow was
evidently gone.
Jested in Face of Death.
Bagley rushed to the rail and cried
out to Newcomb to heave a line. An
officer of the Hudson ran forward
with a line and bellowed:
"Don't miss it!"
Bagley laughed and waved his hand
"Let her come!" yelled the boy.
"It's getting too hot here for comfort."
Eventually the task was apparent
ly completed. The Hudson started
ahead, her men looking back calmly
at the screaming town of Cardenas.
Thirty seconds later the hawser
snapped. The Winslow swung around
and her men flung another hawser on
board the Winslow. Far rearward the
Wilmington was steaming to and fro,
firing shell after shell into the town.
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pied by the king. A deliberate breach
of this rule has on more -than one oc
casion been punished by death.
Recently, when the king of Slam
paid a visit to Paris, a number of
bedrooms were reserved, directly above
that in which the king was to have
slept, for the dusky followers of the
royal visitor. The blunder caused
great consternation among the fearful
courtiers, until the matter was ex
plained to the management and duly
rectified. All the courtiers and serv
ants were placed In bedrooms on floors
below that occupied by the sovereign.
When the emperor or empress of
China appears In public, no other per
son is allowed to occupy a higher
place. Therefore, on such occasions
the shutters of all buildings are
drawn, and the upper parts of the
houses past which the royal proces
sion Is expected to move are deserted,
the Inhabitants swarming to the
ground floors in order to show due
deference to their rulers.
acting after the manner of s isiiari
ated animal.
Through Storm of Shells.
The second hawser from the Hud
son was a five-inch one. They at-
tached it to the pilot house under a
rain of ammunition. Then the Hud
son began to move forward again.
She continued to move forward, firing
her six-pounders as rapidly as the
men could load them. These gun
ners were swearing at their slowness
and the commander kept urging them
to work harder. He strode up and
down the deck, dividing his attention
among these gunners and the Span
iards and the hawser. His quarter
master walked beside him, praying un
consciously that the rope would not
part like its predecessor. They stood
out boldly on the deck of the little
revenue cutter, entirely unmindful of
the spat, spat, spat of the bullets and
the screaming of the shells.
It was absolutely necessary for the
little Hudson to get the remains of
the Winslow and her dead out of the
zone of Are. Half a dozen times the
Hudson was struck by shells, so that
she also began to resemble a dere
lict But she kept steaming ahead
through the treacherous shoals, over
possible locations for mines, now
scraping a coral reef, now dragging
the Winslow off an unseen shallow
place, but always belching forth flame
and smoke from her six-pounders and
always leaving the masked batteries
farther and farther behind, until at
last the nearest geyser was yards and
yards rearward.
And then the officers yelled to the
men on board the Winslow and
learned of the death of Ensign Bag
ley and of four other deaths. So
great was the rage on the Hudson
that every member of her crew want
ed to have the boat turned around and
reenter the harbor and destroy every
visible object in Cardenas, including
the three gunboats and the masked
battery and all the Spaniards there.
Given Deserved Honor.
Of course they were mentioned In
the reports of the conflict Particular
mention was made of the commander
of the Hudson for his coolness and
supreme disregard of apparently cer
tain destruction. Then President Mc
Klnley sent to congress this recom
mendation: "I recommend that in recognition
of the signal act of heroism of First
Lieut Frank H. Newcomb. United
States revenue putter service, above
set forth, the thanks of congress be
extended to him and to his officers
and men of the Hudson, and that a
gold medal of honor be presented to
Lieut Newcomb and a silver medal
of honor to each member- of his crew
who served with him at Cardenas."
Both branches of congress united
In passing favorably on the recom
mendation and Lieut Newcomb re
ceived a letter from the treasury de
partment containing this expression:
"Yours is the proud distinction o
being the only commissioned officer
oi mij service io wnora congress
awarded a gold medal for heroism
daring the war with Spain."
, gfi,
His Lucky Shot
In his "Sporting Trips of a Sub
altern," Capt R. M. GIossop tells how
he shot three lions one morning be
fore breakfast He came upon the
first lioness in this manner: "I could
just make her out lying crouched for
a spring. In the thicket with her
head lowered between her forepaws.
and every now and then raising It to
give vent to ugly, snarling roars as
she saw me approaching. With the
eyes of my Somalia upon me; I had
to pretend to be. valiant,, whatever my
feelings might be, so I walked straight
up to within 30 xards of her, finger
on trigger, and momentarily expect
ing a charge, sat down and shot her
dead through the neck. A very tame
ending; but, considering possibilities,
quite exciting enough at the moment'
"Every pitcher goes to the weH once
too often," quoted the moralizer.
"I don't know anything about that,"
rejoined the demoralizer; "but I know
every baseball pitcher goes Into the
box once too often." Chicago Daily
Settlement Chicago
Western By
All Points July 18 to 89.
thaa 6M fare for the rasa
trip to ShoshonL Wyoming, the rea
prvatloa border.
The only all rail route to the rea
ervatkm border.
Dates of registration Jaly 16th to
31st at Shoahoal and Lander. Reached
only by this line.
Write for pamphlets, telling how to
take ap one of these attractive home
steads. Information, maps and pamphlets
free on request to S. F. Miller, A. O.
T. ft P. A, Omaha. Neb.
noK a emes dictcowabx.
Rouge Face .suicide.
Benedick A penitent bachelor. j
Courage Marrying a second time.
Love The banked fires of passion.
Divorce The correction of an error.
Altruism Mowing your neighbor's
Suspicion Testing the engagement
ring on window glass.
Jealousy A tribute to man's vanity
that every wise woman pays.
Furious A word expressing the
pleasure a girl experiences when she
is kissed.
Conscience The Internal whisper
that says: "Don't do it; yon might
get caught"
Widowhood The only compensation
some women get out of marriage.
Henry Thompson.
Water Wagon A vehicle from which
a man frequently dismounts to boast
of the fine ride he's having.
The Heart Was Badly Affected
the Patient Began Using Dean's.
Mrs. Elizabeth Maxwell, of 415 West
Fourth St, Olympia. Wash., says: "Foe
over three years I suffered with a
dropsical condi
tion without be
ing aware that
it was due to
kidney trouble.
The early stagea
were principally
backache and
bearing down
pain, but I went
along without
worrying much
until dropsy set
In. My feet and ankles swelled up, my
hands puffed, and became so tense I
could hardly close them. I had great
difficulty in breathing, and my heart
would flutter with the least exertion. I
could not walk far without stopping
again and again to rest. Since using
four boxes of Doan's Kidney Pills the
bloating has gone down and the feel
ings of distress have disappeared."
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
Ibster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. T.
(Haas That Keeps Out Heat
An Austrian inventor, Richard Szlf
mondr. Is reported to have made a new
kind of window glass whose chief pe
culiarity Is that it prevents the pans
age of nine-tenths of the heat of the
sun's rays.
It is well known that ordinary win
dow glass allows nearly all of the heat
derived from the sun to pass through,
but on the other hand, intercepts all
heat coming from non-luminous
sources, such as a stove or the heated
ground. This is the reason why heat
accumulates under the glass roof of a
If covered with Szigmondy's glass a
hothouse would. It is claimed, become
a cold house, since the heat could not
get Into it One advantage set forth
in favor of the new glass Is that a
house whose windows were furnished
with It would remain delightfully cool
in summer. But in winter, perhaps,
the situation would not be so agreeable.
Accept Signatures in Irish.
Irish language revivalists have Just
scored a notable victory. The direc
tors of the National bank have agreed
o accept checks signed in Irish, pro
vided the signature Is repeated la
English. One of the advantages of
this system, as the bank points oat.
Is that it acts as a double protection
against forgery.
Foreigners, in their ignorance of the
language, so often mistake the sul-
r tan's trades for 'tirades. Albany Ar
How Gets Along Without It.
A physician says: "Until last fall
I used to eat meat for my breakfast
and suffered with indigestion untti
the meat had passed from the stom
ach. "Last fall I began the use of Gapei
Nuts for breakfast and very soon
found I could do without meat, for
my body got all the nourishment
necessary from the Grape-Nuts, and
since then I have not had any Indi
gestion and am feeling better and
have increased la weight
"Since finding the benefit I derived
from Grape-Nuts I have prescribed
the food for all of my patients saffer
.ng from Indigestion er over-feeding
and also for those recovering from
disease where I want a food easy tc
take and certain to digest and which
111 not overtax the stomach.
"I always find the results I look
for when I prescribe Grape-Nats. For
ithlcal reasons please omit my name."
Name given by mall by Postum Ce,
Battle Creek. Mich.
The reason for the wonderful
amount of nutriment, and the easy di
gestion, of Grape-Nuts Is not hard tc
In the first place, the starchy part
it the wheat and barley goes through
various processes of cooking, to per
fectly change the starch into Dextrose
or Post Sugar, In which state it is
ready to be easily absorbed by the
blood. The parts in the wheat and
barley whkh Nature can make nee
of for rebuilding brain and nerve cen
ters are retained la this remerkabls
food, andythus the humaa body to
supplied with the powerful strength
producers so easily noticed after one
has eatea Grape-Nuts each day for a
week or li days. "There's a reason."
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