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NG A MAN OF COURAGE
Service Knew Mere Abeut
Own Affairs Than Ha Did Him
and Proved It In a Meat Startlina
d Cencluaive Mannar.
tf smlf Secret
rijvjA?he police of Paris bare always
ide It a rale to keep closely In touch
with the criminal element, the spies
and secret officials of the department
posing as criminals among the real
criminals when necessary to learn their
secrets. The following Incident in
which the national impulse for dramat
ic effect crops oat; will serve to illus
trate how well at times they do their
At the beginning of the French rev
olution the chief of the police of Paris
had upon his register the names of uo
fewer than 2.000 suspected and deprav
ed characters whose pursuits were
known to be of a criminal nature.
A merchant of high respectability in
Bordeaux bad occasion to visit Paris
upon commercial business, carrying
with him bills and money to a very
large amount. On bis arrival at the
gates of the French metropolis a gen
teel looking man opened the door of
tbe carriage and addressed blm to this
-Sir. I have been waiting for you
some time. According to my notes, you
were to arrive at this hour, and. your
person, your carriage and your port
manteau exactly answering tbe de
scription I bold in my band, you will
permit me to have tbe honor of con
ducting you to M. de Sartine.
Tbe gentleman, astonished and
alarmed at this interruption and still
more at hearing tbe name of tbe chief
inspector of tbe police mentioned, de
manded to know what M. de Sartine
wanted with blm, adding that be bad
never committed any offense against
the laws and that tbe police could
have no right to detain him.
The messenger declared himself Ig
norant of tbe cause of tbe detention
and said that when be bad conducted
him to M. de Sartine he should have
executed his orders. After some far
ther explanations the gentleman per
mitted the officer to conduct him to
the police official.
M. de Sartine. the chief of police, re
ceived blm with great politeness and.
after requesting him to be seated, to
his astonishment described bis port
manteau and told him the exact
amount in bills and cash which he
had brought with him to Paris, where
he was to lodge, bis usual time of
going to bed and a number of other
circumstances which he had conceived
were known only to himself.
Having thus excited his attention.
M. de Sartine asked him:
"Sir, are yon a man of courage?"
The gentleman, still more astonish
ed at the singularity of bis Interroga
tory, demanded the reason why sneb
a question was put to him, adding
that no man bad hitherto doubted bis
"Sir. yon are to be robbed and mur
dered this night." replied M. de Sar
tine. "If yon are a man of courage
yon mast go to your hotel and retire
to rest at the usual boar. But be
careful not to fall asleep. Neither will
it be proper for yon to look under your
bed or into tbe closet which is in your
chamber. Too mast place your port
manteau in Its usnal situation near tbe
bed' and betray no suspicion. Leave
what remains to me. If you do not
feel your courage sufficient to bear
you nut I will procure some one who
will personate you and go to bed In
Tbe merchant, being convinced that
M. de Sarti tie's information was accu
rate in every particular, refused to be
personated and resolved to follow lit
erally tbe directions be bad received.
He accordingly drove to the hotel
and went to bed at bis usual hour. 11
o'clock. At half past 12 tbe time
mentioned by M. de Sartine tbe door
of his bedchamber was quietly forced
open, and three men entered with a
dark lantern, daggers and pistols. The
merchant, who pretended to be asleep,
perceived one of them to be bis own
servant. They rifled his portmanteau
undisturbed and discussed and settled
tbe plan of putting blm to death.
Hearing all this and not knowing by
what means he was to be rescued, the
merchant was under great perturba
tion of mind during such an interval
Just at tbe moment the villains were
preparing to take tbe merchant's life
four police officers, who were conceal
ed under tbe bed and in tbe closet,
rusbed out aud seized the offenders in
tbe very act of attempting murder and
with the stolen property in their pos
session. The law made short work or
tbe criminals, and the police congratu
lated the merchant on bis courage and
Help Far tha Electrician.
If you are ever puzzlad in working
with electric wires as to which is posi
tive and which is negative or whether
the current is alternating there Is no
simpler method than the use of a po
tato. Cat the vegetable In half and
Insert the ends of the wire into the
fresh body. About the positive wire a
green stain will at once appear, due to
dissolved copper. If the current Is al
ternating tbe ends of both wires will
be surrounded by dark colored stains.
When an overtimid visitor from the
city once commented to tbe poet Whit
tier upon the insecurity that seemed
Inseparable from so many doors open
ing out from all sides of the large old
country home tbe master of the house
strove gently to restore confidence by
pleading that most of them were lock
ed at night
"So your debts are bothering you?"
"Walking the floor because yon can't
No;- because I can't islre 'em any
tifilGlN OF AN EXPRESSION.
"If This Court Knaws Herself, and
She Thinks She De."
We frequently hear the expression.
If the court knows itself, and It
thinks it does," but few persons are
aware of the origin thereof.
The individual who gave birth to it
was a Pike county Missourlan named
Blackburn, who flourished in the west
many years ago. Blackburn ran away
from home when he was a mere boy
and sought bis fortune In tbe west
where he grew to manhood as an In
dian fighter, hunter, trapper and
mountain guide. Although not an ed
ucated man, he was possessed of great
acumen, to which was united a keen
wit When gold .was discovered In
California, Blackburn was one of the
first to proceed thither. The miners
as a sort of joke elected him alcalde;
an office that combined the duties of
mayor and justice of tbe peace. The
first case coming before the new al
calde was that of a gambler who while
drunk had ridden his horse over a
young Mexican woman. She was seri
The trial took place in tbe largest
cabin In tbe neighborhood. The gam
bler, who was rich, bad retained able
counsel to defend bim. Alcade Black
burn called the young woman to tbe
witness stand. She told a straight
forward, bouest story. When she had
finished the alcalde peremptorily end
ed tbe trial. Tbe attorney for the de
fendant protested vigorously, but the
alcalde disposed of bis protest thus:
"If this court knows herself, and she
thinks she do, I fine you $500 damages
and assess upon you tbe cost of puttiu
this young woman in good condition."
When asked what he meant by
"good condition" tbe alcalde replied
that tbe gambler must pay tbe doctor's
bills and all other costs of tbe young
woman's sickness. Exchange.
MOZART'S UNTIMELY END.
Sad Finish of the Career of tha Great
Late hours, unwearied vigils, ever
lasting labor, tbe effects of chills, damp
and exposure, in the hard life he led
a life alternating between brilliant
passages and tbe most loathsome
drudgery, between rosy anticipations
of fortune and inevitable and eternal
disappointments had their effects on
tbe vigorous constitution of Mozart
His lamp of life burnt out untimely.
While still a young man only thirty
five years old be fell into ill health,
the symptoms of which were a fitful,
restless nervousness, a craving for in
ordinate excitement and a rapid decay
of tbe physical stamina of bis consti
Unfortunately for him, in the ab
sence of any strong influence at home
which might keep blm in the path of
duty, he was tempted to seek recrea
tion abroad and fell into tbe company
of a dissipated set of men, haunters
of the theaters and taverns of Vienna,
the chief spirit of whom was one
Schikaneder, a low, coarse man of nei
ther refinement nor talent In com
pany with this crew tbe glorious gen
ius, whose critical state of health de
manded the utmost care and attention
from loving bands, flitted night after
night from tavern to tavern in Vienna,
deluding himself with vice under tbe
idea that he was gathering tbe secret
spirit of brotherhood, for use in bis
opera. "Tbe Magic Flute." on which
he at that time was engaged. Kow
botham's "Private Life of Great Com
posers." Teeth In Their Stomachs.
Whatever it may be that the lobster
and tbe crab, rapacious, never dainty,
are eating they always see something
else that they want and can't wait un
til they have masticated the first be
fore attacking the second. But they
don't give up tbe first not by any
manner of means. Nature, humoring
this rapacious bent, has fitted tbe lob
ster and the crab with teeth in their
stomachs, and they swallow their half
masticated food and finish tbe chew
ing process with their stomachs while
they seize and chew the other thing
that has attracted them. Lobsters and
crabs have no teeth in their mouths.
They chew with their claws what they
have time to and hand tbe unfinished
job down to their stomachs to do the
rest of the chewing.
When the Super Is Known.
A risky uncertainty in one night
stands is the super. In smaller places
he works until G o'clock in the even
lug, peacefully partakes of his suppet
and presents himself at tbe stage door
at 7. This leaves a very brief time fol
his drill. The mysteries of ,makeui'
have not been solved by him, aud.
worst of all, every inhabitant known
"Once," as Lawrence Marston tells
it, "we were doing 'Richard III. It was
a one night stand, with raw supers.
All went well until the moment when
the bearers, with King Edward's body
on a stretcher, emerged from tbe
" 'Set down, set down your honorable
load,' began Queen Anne.
"'An' do it aisy, Moike O'Brien!
called a voice from the gallery." New
Damascus Olive Groves.
s, There is an ancient custom under
which the olive groves around Damas
cus are guarded by official watchmen
to prevent tbe trees being stripped by
thieves. But on a certain date the gov
ernor or some magistrate issues a
proclamation warning all owners of
olive trees that they must pick their
fruit for after a certain date it be
comes public property. .If a farmer
has his crop only half gathered when
that date arrives the public will gath
er it for him.
"Look at the way baby's working
his mouth!" exclaimed Mrs. Newman.
"Now he proposes to put his foot in it"
"ITm!" replied her husband grump
ily. "Hereditary. That's what I did
when I proposed."
Visitor Is your clock right? Tired
Hostess (at tbe end of her patience and
politeness) Oh, no! That s the one we
call the visitor. Visitor What a quaint
name! Why? Hostess Because It
PLOT WITH DEATH
Men Who Are Reckless In Han
dling High Explosives.
STORIES BY HUDSON MAXIM.
iThe Accident ap Which the Invented
Left Hand Waa Blown Off Jahn Sen
der's Contempt Far Dynamite Mix-
1 ing Fire and Nitres, lyoerin.
i "It is practically impossible," writes
Hudson Maxim In Adventure, "to
sake the ordinary laboring man ap
preciate the necessity of care in tbe
safe handling of explosives, and the
life of the careful man Is always en
dangered by the actions of the care
"After I had sold the works at Max
im and had Invented motorite I needed
a place In which to make the ntttarial
and hired a branch of the works there
for that purpose. It was winter. My
wife had accompanied me as a pre
cautionary measure. She was sitting
m the laboratory to keep warm, near
a big barrel stove charged with bitu
"On entering tbe laboratory for
something my wife asked me what
was in tnose two tin pans strong near
the stove. She said that she had a
suspicion it might be nltrogylycerin,
and she Informed me that one of my
men had just been In stirring the fire
and that the sparks flew out In all di
rections, some of them lighting In the
'buckets to be quenched on top of the
" 'Horrors!' I said. 'It is nitroglyc
erin!' "I called the man who had placed it
there and told him to take it away. Aa
it was necessary to keep the material
from freezing he took it into the boil
er bouse near by. A little later on, go
ing into the boiler house, I saw one of
the men stirring the fire while the oth
er was standing with his coattails out
stretched in either hand, forming a
shield to keep the sparks from flying
into tbe nitroglycerin.
"In the manufacture of high explo
sives and in experimenting with them
a little absentmlndedness, a very
alight hick of exact caution, a seem
ingly insignificant inadvertence for a
moment, may cost one a limb or his
life. The accident that cost me my
left hand is a case in point
"On the day preceding that accident
I had Itad a gold cap put on a tooth.
In consequence the tooth ached
throughout the night and kept see
awake a greater part of the time. In
the morning I rose early and went
down to my factory at Maxim, N. J.
'In order to test the dryness of some
fulminate compound I took a little
piece of it. about the size of an Eng
lish penny, broke off a small particle,
placed It on a stand outside tbe labo
ratory and. lighting a match, touched
"Owing to my loss of sleep the night
before my mind was not so alert as
usual, and I forgot to lay aside the
.remaining piece of fulminate com
pound, but instead held It in my left
hand. A spark from the Ignited piece
of fulminate compound entered my
left hand between my fingers. Igniting
the piece there, with the result that
my hand was blown off to the wrist
"Once when entering my storage
magazine at Maxim, in which were
several carloads of dynamite along
with 37,000 pounds of nltrogelatin, I
saw John Bender, one of my employ
ees, calmly but emphatically opening
a case of dynamite with a hammer
and a chisel. I promptly discharged
"Not long afterward the innkeeper
at Farmlngdale called on me to buy
some dynamite and said he bad engag
ed Bender to blow the stumps out of
bis meadow lot I told bim Bender
was courting death for himself and
everybody around when handling dy
namite. Jrat Boniface still wanted
Bender tp do the work.
"'Welf.' said I, 'the dynamite you
want Is 10 cents a pound, but If John
Bender does not succeed In blowing
thlmself up and killing himself with
the dynamite you can have It for noth
ing. On tbe other hand, if he does
blow himself up you must pay for the
"A few days later there was some
hitch In Bender's exceptional lack. A
particularly refractory old stump had
resisted a couple of Bender's dynamic
attacks. The failure to dislodge the
'stump Bender took as a personal af
front because It reflected upon his skill
as a stump blaster.
"'Next time.' said he, 'something Is
going to happen.' He placed about
twenty pounds of dynamite under the
deep rooted veteran, touched It off, and
several things happened hi very quick
succession. The huge stump let go Its
hold on earth and proceeded to hunt
"It was a level race, but the stump
won. Striking Bender on the north
quarter, it stove In four ribs, dislocat
ed several joints and damaged bim In
several other respects and particulars.
Boniface came to settle for the dyna
mite. "'Sixteen cents a pound,' I said.
Bender hasn't a chance In a hundred.
Wait till tbe doctors are through with
"'What do you say to a compro
mise.' suggested Boniface, 'of 8 cents a
pound? For, really. I do not believe
that Bender Is more than half dead.
And the account was settled on that
Tender Hearted Youths.
Sympathetic Old LadyYou're kind
hearted boys to help that poor fellow
up. Here's a quarter for some candy.
Enthusiastic Small Boy (helping
fat man worse for liquor) Thanks,
missus, but jest bang around a ntianta
and watch th' fun when be falls agi.
New York Times.
Cemia Opera Milkmaids.
"I thought I would introduce a real
cow Into my comic opera."
"How did It work?"
"Didn't work at ail. The milk
maids frightened the cew."-Washington
Kind words are the brightest of
home flowers. They nuke a
of the humblest home.
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Red kidney beans, extra quality QCg
hand picked beans, 3 cans for dh
Stringiest beans, finest quality, extra J J ft
small tender pods, 3 cans for Vtv
Sifted Early June Peas, very small 7Ca
and very fine, 3 cans for 3u
12 Cans of Corn, good quality $ lUU
12 Cans of Peas, good quality J I lUU
Lenox, the soap where you get your fl AA
money's (12 oz. each) 28 bars for. 1 iUU
Bob White Soap, best white laun- 1 AA
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Japanese cup and saucer and one CAn
pound of Japan Tea for. 3(lu
Dramatic Incident In the Early
History off Our Navy.
THE PLOT ON THE OLD ESSEX
Cemmedere Porter Get Wine? ef the
Conspiracy Just ae It Was Rise, and
His Prompt and Draetie Actten Cow
ed the Crew and Saved the Ship.
There has never been a fleet mutiny
or a squadron mutiny In the United
States navy. The most notorious case
In the naval history of this country
was the conspiracy to mutiny on the
brig of war Somen, which waa dieeov
ered before It came to a head and re
sulted In the execution at sea of Philip
Spencer, midshipman, son of the then
secretary of war, and one petty offlcer
and one seaman.
Another famous case was the one In
whteh Commodore Porter acted with
such vigor and promptitude that be
completely crushed the rebellious spirit
that had manifested Itself and saved
When Commodore Porter was In com
mand of the Essex In tbe early history
of our navy there was an attempted
mutiny on board. Here Is an account
of how It was suppressed which Is
vouched for as authentic: "While the
Essex was lying at the Marquesas Is
lands, recruiting and refreshing her
crew from one of the long and arduous
cruises In tbe Pacific, Commodore Por
ter was Informed through a servant of
one of the officers that a mutiny had
been planned and was on the eve of
consummation; that It was the Inten
tion of tbe mutineers to rise upon the
oflcers, take possession of the ship and
after having remained as long as they
found agreeable at the Island to hoist
the black flag and 'cruise on their own
"Having satisfied himself of the truth
of the Information, Commodore Porter
ascended to the quarterdeck and or
dered all the crew to be summoned aft
Waiting until the last man bad come
from below, be Informed them that he
understood that a mutiny was on foot
and that he had summoned them for
the purpose of Inquiring Into Its truth.
Those men who are In favor of stand
ing by tbe ship and her officers,' said
the commodore, 'will go over to the
starboard side; those who are against
them will remain where they are.' The
crew to a man moved over to the star
board side. The ship was still as the
grave. Fixing his eyes on them stead
ily and sternly for a few moments, the
commodore said. 'Robert White, step
out' Tbe man obeyed, standing pale
and agitated, guilt stamped on every
lineament of his countenance. In front
of his comrades.
"The commodore looked at him a
moment then, seizing a cutless from
tbe nearest rack, said In a suppressed
voice, but In tones so deep that they
rang like a knell upon the ears of the
guilty among the crew: 'Villain! You
are tbe ringleader of this mutiny!
Jump overboard!' The man dropped
on his knees, Imploring for mercy, say
ing that he could not swim. Then
drown, you scoundrel ! said the com
modore, springing toward blm to cut
blm down. "Overboard Instantly!
And the man jumped over the side of
the ship. He then turned to the trem
bling crew and addressed these with
much feeling, the tears standing upon
his bronzed cheek as he spoke. He
asked them what be had done that his
ship should be disgraced by a mutiny.
He asked whether he had ever dis
honored the flag, whether he bad ever
treated them with other than kindness,
whether they bad ever been wanting
for anything to their comfort that dis
cipline and tbe rales of the service
would allow and that It was In his
power to give.
"At the close of his address be said:
'Men, before 1 came on deck I laid a
train to the magazine, and I would
have blown all on board Into eternity
before my ahtp should have been dis
graced bv a successful mntfnv 1
H. F. GREINER
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same Quality for less money
Better Quality for the same money
are the Beet and Always Fresh, and this is the kind that saves you money
never would iiave survived the dis
honor of my rthlp. Go to your duty.
Tbe men were much affected by the
commodore's address and immediately
returned to their duty, showing every
sign of contrition.
"But mark tbe sequel of this mutiny
and let those who. In tbe calm se
curity of tbelr firesides, are so severe
upon tbe course of conduct pursued by
officers In such critical situations see
how much Innocent blood would have
been saved If White bad been cut
down Instantly or hanged at the yard
arm. As he went overboard be suc
ceeded In reaching a canoe floating at
a little distance and paddled ashore.
Some few months afterward, when
Lieutenant Gamble of tbe marines
was at the Islands. In charge of one of
the large prizes, short handed and In
distress, this same White, at the bead
of a party of natives, attacked the
ship, killed two of tbe officers and a
number of men. and It was with great
difficulty that she was prevented from
falling Into their bands." New York
" One Thing She Ceuld De Fee Htm.
' One Saturday afternoon recently a
frail little man started to cross Broad
way at Forty-second street Just when
all sorts of fast moving vehicles were
whirling their matinee patrons up
Broadway. At the same instant a
very fleshy lady started from the curb
directly opposite with the same pur
pose In mind.
By remarkable luck both succeeded
in escaping the passing wheels'; but
fate would have it the little man,
whose eyes were busy ogling the traf
fic on either side of him, darted plump
Into the oncoming woman at tbe mid
dle of the street Tbe result was a
sickening collision, with the little man
down and out
"You should have looked where you
were going," said the fleshy woman,
bending over the victim on the curb,
to which he had been carried by a
traffic policeman. "But Is there any
thing I can do for you?"
"Yea," he replied faintly, opening
his eyes a moment "Get tbe number
of the automobile that struck me."
Hely Landa ef All Religions.
Christians call Palestine tbe Holy
Land becauselt was the birthplace of
the Christian religion on earth as well
as that of the Saviour, whose birth,
ministry and death are inseparably
associated with the history of Jeru
salem and vicinity. To the Moham
medans Mecca, In Arabia, is the holy
land, it being the birthplace of Mo
hammed, the saviour of the followers
of that fajth.
India is the holy land of the Chinese
and other oriental Buddhists, it being
tbe native land of Sakya NunI, tbe
supreme Buddbs. Ells, one of tbe
several divisions of the ancient Pelo
ponnesus, was the Mecca and tbe Jeru
salem of tbe ancient Greeks. The
temple of Olympus Zeus was situated
at Ells, and the sacred festivals were
held there each year. With Achala
it Is at present a part of Greece. The
believers in the Slnto religion make
annual pilgrimage to Sltsa Kara, tbe
Immense stone pillar where their su
preme ruler last stood while talking
to men. New York World.
Sealing a Mine.
The brilliancy of the clear autumn
night waa dimming in the first faint
light of tbe dawn when the 'work ot
sealing the shafts began. Up into tbe
cloudless sky. through the tangled steel
work of the tipple, a tall tower ot
black smoke 300 feet high poured up
Into the still air and faded into the
dawn. In two hours tbe black pits
were covered, first with a layer ot
rails, and then on this was laid a solid
bed of concrete, and two hours later
only a few thin wisps of smoke that
poured up through cracks along the
edges of the' great seal, like steam
beneath the lid of a teakettle, told ot
the Inferno that waa seething in the
mine 400 feet below. With the air cut
off and the shaft sealed the fire could
live only so long as sufficient oxygen
remained to feed fce uames.-AUantic
One Fruit Dish and 3
Fancy Coffee for
5 pounds of Good Bio
A fine line of Dried Fruit
always on hand
We have a good line of Men's
Shirts from 85c to $1.60
All WINTER GOODS will be sold at a
Telephone orders will be given special at-attention.
FOUGHT IN THE TREES.
Curious Dual Betwean a Pair ef Fire
In the swashbuckling days of the
early part of the nineteenth century
tbe dueling hero in France waa the
Marquis Merle de Salate-Marie, whose
affairs of honor were almost Incessant
One of these Is said to have been so
ridiculous that it helped to set in mo
tion tbe current of feeing that has
since made dueling so much less boa-1
orable than it once waa. j
It appears that one day there called
upon the marquis one Pierrot d'Issac,
himself a faaaous duelist Now, In,
French plerrot means sparrow and
merle means blackbird. j Robinson, "the printers had been wait-
D'Issac struck himself on the chest log, and thus the country heard of
with emphatic dignity. "Marquis." , those terrible days for the ant rime,
said he. "I am a BonaparUet and you "London was ablaze with excitement
are a royalist Moreover, I am the Bouverle street was lmpeenable through
sparrow and you are the blackbird, the newsboys shrieking for copies, and
It seems to me that there la one bird In parliament Mr. Gladstone waa ques
of us too many." tloned that afternoon and could only
"I quite agree with you, monsieur," J he hoped the story wan exagger
politely replied the marquis, "and my , ted.
choice Is pistols, and, aa la appropriate ' "When Forbes wakened from hie
for birds of our species, let us fight in slumber amid all this turmoil what a
the trees." j spectacle he waa! Hie face was black
Pierrot d'Issac waa aareeable to this - powder, hla eyes red and in-
unique suggestion, and as If it were
not a sufficiently ridiculous thing that
one man should challenge another be
cause bis name was Sparrow and tbe
other Blackbird the duel was actually
fought from trees. The seconds stood
on tbe ground below.
At a given signal the pistols were
fired, and there was a rustling among
the leaves of one of tbe chestnut trees.
Pierrot d'Issac came tumbling to the
ground "like a ripe chestnut" as one
of Salnte-Marie's seconds expressed It.
whereupon Merle de Salate-Marie In
a facetious mood began to chirp tri
umphantly In imitation of the song of
the blackbird. D'Issac waited till he
had recovered from his wound and
then challenged Salnte-Marle for the
This time there waa nothing amus
iaa about - the encounter. It waa
fought with swords, and Salate-Marie '
was badly wounded. The sparrow bad
avenged himself on the blackbird.
New York Herald.
Entitled te Them.
After tbe new arrival had registered
the hotel clerk looked down the page
and read "Jeremiah Great Chap.
"What do all those X's mean after
your name?" queried the officer.
'That means a lot." explained tha
new arrival. "I'm ex-school director,
ex-township trustee, ex-county commis
sioner and ex-mayor, see?" Exchange. I
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are in effect to the South; attractive winter tourist fares in effect every day
to the whole South, with return limit of June 1st
TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST: HosMStekers excursion fsres are
in effect February 7th and 21et to large saetiane of newly developing terri
tory throughout the West, including the Big Horn Basin.
NEW TOUR OF YELLOWSTONE PARK: A system of new and aeeaio
eight-day personally oondaoted eamping tours of Yellowstone Park will be
established thia oomiag summer from Cody, Wyo , via the meguileeot Gov
ernment Shoshone Dam along the Government Road over 8ylvan Pnaa
through the Park and return, by the Yellowstone Park Camping Trans
portation Co., Aroa Holm, proprietor. Pries from Cody, including nil
acoommodutioaa. only $80.00. Parties leave Cody every day during the
summer. Thai Traaeeor tation Company hen handled large parties of camp
ers in each n satisfactory manner that their growing patronage new requires
daily tours from Cody. It will pay you to write that eompaay at Cody,
Wyoming, early, and later in the season nek for new Park CodyRu Lease.
L. W. faMKBLft V.
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FORBES' GREAT FEAT.
Hie Newopansr Stery ef the Last Daye
We mM VevHlvHSwV
One nursing after the siege of Paris,
when the city was believed In London
to be still in the hands of the com
mune. Sir John Robinson, manager of
the Dally Newa of London, reached his
office to And the late Archibald Forbes
lying on the floor asleep, his head on a
postoffice directory, while the printers
were hard at work on his manuscript,
the story of "Paris In Flames. a most
vivid descrfptloa of the hut days of the
"Forbes had telegraphed from Dover
announcing his coating." said Sir John
flamed, his clothes matted with clay
and dust He was a dreadful picture.
He had been compelled to assist the
communists In defending a triangular
space upon which three detachments of
tbe Versailles troops were flring and
had actually taught the citizens how to
build a barricade.
By aid of dummy dispatches address
ed to Lord Granville and the queen
Forbes escaped from this threatening
triangle and wrote all the way to Eng
land, being the solitary passenger on
the mall boat
Must Have Been a Storm Scene.
"As perhaps there may be some on
who has not heard the story of the
Dutch painter. I tell It." says Ellhu
Tedder la the Atlantic.
"A person calling on this painter
heard a most Infernal uproar In his
studio. Things seemed to be falling
and brass plates flying about and there
were loud shoTtta.
"The servant came to the door In a
state of great anxiety and told the vis
itor at once that the master could not
" 'I should think he couldn't be much
more than he Is.' said the visitor. 'But
what under tbe sun Is the matter?
" 'He Is painting a sky- "
That clerk of yours seems to be a
hard worker." "Yes. that's bis spe
cialty." "What - working?" "No.
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