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THE DALLES WEEKLY CHRONICLE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1892.
INDIANA FOR ROADS.
A Yttle Benort. on the Snljject by a
A fiOOD MOTE AT TUB BIGHT TIME
Theuahts and Surzeations Werthv f
Consideration io Oregoa.
WILL iLIH BOLOrTS OMlDIB IT.
Wht Mm e Hood for the Hooilr
State U Perhaps Healthy la the '
Lama at Oregon.
Bpesial to The Chronicle. ,
Indianapolis, v Dec. . 22. At an ad
journed meeting of the state road con
gress held in this city yesterday, the re
port of the committee appointed to
draft a bill and memorial to the coming
legislative for a better road system ' in
Indiana, submitted tfieir report which
embraces recommendations substan
tially as follows :
1. The present system of district
supervisors should be abolished.
2. The county commissioners in each
eounty should appoint for a term of
four years, subject to removal at the
pleasure of said commissioners, one
eounty superintendent of highways,
who should be a competent civil engi
neer and who should be ex-officio chair-
3uan of the board of county supervisors
of highways, who should have super
vision of the construction and main
tenance of all public highways in hie
county outside of cities.
3. The county commissioners in each
county should appoint, subject to re
moval at their discretion, in bach town
ship one township supervisor of 'high
ways, who should hold his office for a
term of four years; that such township
supervisor of highways should have
charge of the construction and main
tenance of the public highways in his
township outside of cities, subject to
control of the county superintendent of
4. Once in each year all the town
ship supervisors of highways and civil
engineers of cities in the county and
the county superintendent of highways,
who should constitute the coonty board
of supervisors of highways, should meet
at the court house in their respective
counties to discuss the highway necessi
ties of their respective townships and
receive instructions from the county
superintendent of highways on the sub
ject of road improvements; that thin
meeting should continue not less than
three nor more than six days ; that thie
board of county supervisors should fix
the rate of road-fund tax for each town
ship at not less than twenty-five cents
nor more than fifty cents per $ 100, pro
vided that the common council of any
city may levy in such city such addi
tional tax for street and alley purposes
as they should deem proper.
5. It should be the imperative duty
of each township road supervisor to see
that an indefinite number of miles of
good public roads are constructed in his
township each year until all of the roads
therein are in a condition acceptable to
the county superintendent of highways.
6. The moneys collected from the
road-tax levy should be known as a road
fund, and should be expended in the
construction and maintenance of good
public highways; that the amount col
lected in each township should be ex
pended on the roads of that township,
provided that uo part of the amount
collected in any city should be expended
in the improvement, construction or re
pair of any road more than three miles
distant from the corporate limits of such
city; without the, consent and approval
of the common council of such city ; and
provided further, that 20 per cent of the
road fund collected in any city may be
used in any other township than that in
which such city is situated within said
The resolution also provides that the
county treasurer should have the cus
tody of the road fond, except that be
longing to the cities, of which amount
he is to hold 20 per cent. All improve
ments costing over $200 must be let by
contract. It is also made unlawful to
haul any loaded wagon over - a public
highway unless the wheels are provided
with three-inch tires. . The congress
was formed into a permanent organiza
tion, which will hold annual sessions.
Tha Sallea Improvement.
' . Senator Dolph has been informed by
' the war department that tbe . board of
engineers appointed to report upon the
dalles improvement will meet in. New
Tork, January 19th for the purpose of
formulating and agreeing upon the rec
ommendations to be sent to congress.
In this city.
Dec 19th; 1802, to tbe
wife of A. Knahtla, a daughter,
' . Haw Anetae Dye Wa
, Two kinds of boring sea snails sup-1
plied ia ancient times the most famous '
of ail dyes, known as Tynan purple,
which was considered too splendid to bo
tttttiXZSm Sflntnern Ani Northern Pacific Co'-
$175, the process by which it was ex
tracted being very tedious and six
pound of dye liquor being required for
staining a pound of wool. The liquor
was procured by placing the very email
whelks in a mortar and crushing them.
To this the animate extracted from the
larger shells wore added, as well as cer
tain proportions of urine and water ia
which ths snails bad been allowed to
putrefy. In ths mixture thus com
pounded the cloth or wool to be dyed
was soaked, being afterward exposed to
light. Chemists say that by this proc
ess there was effected a transformation
of uric acid into purpurate of ammonia,
termed for short "murexide," because
one of ths two species of snails need was
the murex. The other species was what
is known as the purpura.
The raurex and purpura were mixed
in the process in the proportion of two
to one. Fabrics thus dyed had a very
surprising and beautiful effect of color,
prenenting metallic green reflections
from one point of view and in others
showing brown and purple tints. Chem
ists for some time imagined that the
iridescence of the feathers of humming
birds and peacocks was caused by a sub
stance of the nature of murexide, but it
is known now that these brilliant hues
are oooasioned by a structure or the
feathers which breaks up the light
Murexide is now obtained from guano
as well as from mollusks. Interview in
Reckleee Waata of Plowere.
The extravagant use of flowers in
fashionable circles is almost reckless.
Evidently the tender feeling of the late
Lord Lytton toward the lovely blossoms
has little counterpart. "What, said
be. "have the flowers done that they
should be consigned to graves and
vaults? And. respecting his wishes.
Lady . Lytton permitted not the smallest
rosebud nor tiniest violet to be placed in
Costly and beautifnj boxes and bas
kets of flowers are sent to sick friends,
to be carefully banished from the sick
room and waste their sweetness unno
ticed and unappreciated anywhere; at
every feast and function flowers are
everywhere, and are often glanced at
only to estimate their cost: some Aesthet
ic hostesses, in lieu of bowls and vases
scattered through the rooms, strew the
flowers loosely about without water to
revive their drooping heads, and in
consequence they quickly fade and die.
f me even went no far as to toss them on
the divans and throw them over ths
rugs for seated and trampling guests to
bruise out their delicate fragrance.'
Could anything be uiore barbarous? To
real flower lovers this wasteful profu
sion approaches a sin. Her Point of
View in New York Times.
The Soarploa'a Wonderful Bar
1 have studied the habits of the scor
pion for many years, and have often
noticed how very sensitive scorpions are
to the most delicate sound, musical
or otherwise. Under the thorax the
scorpion has two comblike appendages,
which are the antenna (pectinate), it is
pretty well settled by physiologists and
entomologists that in insects the an
tennas represent the organs of hearing.
These delicate structures are easily
affected by the vibrations of sound, and
there can be no doubt whatever that
they are also affected by sounds quite
inaudible to the human ear.
The slightest vibration of the. at
mosphere, from any cause whatever, at
once puts in motion the delicate struct
ures which compose the tit-ennxe; to
which organs insects owe the power of
protecting themselves against danger
as well as the means of recognizing the
approach of one another. London Spec
What May Ba Bead from Nail.
A person of broad finger nails is of
gentle nature, timid and bashful. These
whoee nails grow into tbe flesh at the
points or sides are given to luxury. A
white mark on the nail bespeaks misfor
tune. Persons with very pale nails are
subject to much infirmity of the flesh
and persecution by neighbors and friends.
People with narrow nails are ambitious
and quarrelsome. Lovers of knowledge
and liberal sentiment have round nails.
Indolent people have generally fleshy
nails. Small nails indicate littleness of
mind, obstinacy and conceit. Melan
choly persons are distinguished by their
pale or lead colored nails and choleric,
martial men. delighting in war. havered
and spotted nails. Worcester Light.
Tha Average Life la Thirty-eight T
The annual mortality of the entire
human race amounts, roughly speaking,
to 83,000.000 persons. This makes the
average deaths per day over 91.000. be
ing at the rate of 8.730 an hour, or
62 people every minute of the day and
night the year round. A fourth of the
race die before completing their eighth
year, and one-half before the end of the
seventeenth year, but the average dura'
tion of life is about thirty-eight years.
Not more than one person in 100.000 lives
to be one hundred. --Bxrhunire.
A Movable Sidewalk.
An experimental sidewalk is now in
operation in Chicago. It consists of two
movable platforms, 800 feet long, mov
ing side by side in the same direction,
one at a speed of three, the other at six
miles per hour. It has carried 500 per
sons at one time, and seems to be a suc
cess. It will be used at the World's fair
New York Times.
iever Chaatiaa In Anger.
First Boy What did yer mother do to
yer f er goin ska tin on thin ice an gettin
Second Boy She boxed me ears.
"Did it hurtr ,
"Nope. She was so mad she didn't
wait fer ma to git me ear muffs off."
i HAS AGREED TO AGREE.
Ear. PatcM up a Made
REPUBLICANS ABE ON GUARD.
Doubtful States to be Protected And
Given a Moral Snpport
TBI HOHHTCAD FOIBON CASKS.
Thirty-Two Person Polsaneet, A ad
'. loai Appear at The Trial' "Daa4
aa Their Feat."
Chicago, Dee. 21. The Southern
Pacific has issued official notice, with
drawing the restrictions on business via.
Portland aa regards the Northern Pacific
The restrictions will, however, apply
until further notice against the Union
Pacific. Canadian Pacific and Great
Northern. The details of the agree
ment, by which the Southern Pacific con
tinues relations with the Northern Paci
fic are not made public, but they '-must
inclnde the privilege to the Southern
Pacific of ticketing via Portland to
Puget sound points on the Northern
Republican to Watch Democrats.
Washington, Dec. 21. The republi
can senate caucus committee this morn
ing discussed the situation in the North
western states, where elections for
United States senators are to be held.
It was decided to give the republicans
in the staves in question all the moral
support possible, and to urge them to
watch every move the democrats made
with a view of securing democratic sen
ators, in order to prevent enough to give
the democrats control of the upper
house after March 4th. It was also de
cided to appoint a committee of senators
with power to take such measures as
seem best to secure the ends injview.
The Backing Down.
Oregonian. Down with the McKinley
law! Down with the robber tariff!
These were the familiar exclamations of
the recent political campaign. But now
Mr. Cleveland gives it out that a curb
must be put upon the "extreme tariff
reformers ;" he is of opinion " that ."It
would be almost suicide for the element
to get control of the bouse which would
wine the McKinley bill off the statute
book at one session, and pass a tariff law
on tbe basis of tariff for revenue only.'
There can be no doubt that this is Mr.
Cleveland's position. It accords with
the platform which was drawn at Chi
cago iu conformity with his wishes, but
which the convention, under the lead of
Watterson, refused to adopt, and for
which it substituted the doctrine
of tariff for revenue only, while denounc
ing protection as fraud and robbery, and
Blaine Kemalns the tame.
Washington.' Dec. 21. At Blaine's
house this morning inquirers were told
lie bad passed a comfortable night and
was about tbe same as yesterday. ..
Charming people, these exceptional
people! Here's a medicine Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery, for instance,
and its cured hundreds, thousands
that' re known, thousands that're un
known, and yet yours is an exceptional
case ! Do you think that that bit of hu
man nature which you call "I" is differ
ent from the other parcels of human na
ture? "But you don't know my case."
Good friend, in ninety-nine cases out of
a hundred, the causes are the same im
pure blood and that's why "Golden
Medical Discovery" cures ninety-nine
out of every hundred. You may be the
exception and you may not. But would
you rather be tbe exception, or would
you rather be well? If you're the ex
ception it costs you nothing you get
your money back but suppose it cures
- Let the "Golden Medical Discovery"
take the risk.
Mr. Andrew Keller, in his confection
ery parlors adjoining The Dalles Na
tional bank, has an extensive line of
holiday goods, in the shape of fancy
cakes, candies and knick-knacks. These
are suitable for presents and should find
ready sale. They consist of every va
riety of cake and candies made in dif
ferent shapes." The elegant windows
display these to- an -advantage, and are
quite attractive to old and young.
A. Sure Core for PUee.
Itching Piles are known by moisture
like perspiration, causing intense itch
ing when warm. This form as well as
Bund, Bleeding or rrotuding, yield at
once to Dr. Bosanko a rile Ketnedy,
hich acts directly on parts affected.
absorbs tumors, allays itching and
effects a permanent cure. 50 cents.
Druggists or mail.- Circulars free. Dr.
Bosanko, - Philadelphia, Pa. Sold bv
Blakeley fc Houghton, druggists. - -
THE UUJ rwalE.'
Bow fair they faced tha Blearlns I
Deep wnetmed aioldXQsir grassy waraa, ,
The pleasant stead where man war bora
And died is eight of aixrianl gin real
Bo now tha sturdy graodaons atari
From nsarr.il port, noaUi favoring gala,
And fast ara growing gray and swart
In Iras ittra laden tropla veie: v
Or rher a-ao trod th winding lane
Athwart soma clty't shadows hssta.
Whara hanrla that bound tha ripened gram
Bar Inranr fold within than placed.
Tha old sows waits; la violets wake
Tha snowy fields whan south wioda stir;
The roaxie ara taiv'bt with rose and brak
And harreat roomie th calendar. .
Borne noontide of ths waning rear -
Oasts its slant beam o'er wax and waA,
And asaa returning, bent and blear,
'The untorgottea prodigal.
Aa t ardor creeps and water wfoda.
And night brings nest ward birds that
Mo toil worn man's Ufa sunset node
la paths that seek one portal homol
a. D. Stickuer in Boston Comrooowiallll
- At the head of the hurrying Spokane
lay the placid lake of Cceur d'Alene.
The festooned pines and mossy rocks of
its indented shore played Narcissus with
its pellucid calm; aglassiness broken by
an occasional cranberry spotted trout
turning wagon wheels in the sun, and
sending off a whirl of spray that turned
opaline, and in faintest ripples died
aW7W hel T f? ?d 1 1 was found in the dance hall bnt sawdust
nyer begins, a mule fculed deer plunged ud nied reminiscences of stale
into its waters from the parted reeds and Md 8togie8, and bedrooms of
cat tails oftheminmtuw , bayou giving the bieareyed and very dizry "girls
approach from the underbrush skirting i ftV8 no tetter result One ,nd th
the hill, and with antlers erect swam .
straight toward the sound of a bugle i
calling to reveille the drowsy .soldiers '
on the fort side.' The companies fell in ;
sleepily for sunrise roll call on this quiet '
Ju::e morning of 1882, and Andy Streiier
whispered to his file leader as they j
marched in to breakfast that he thought ',
he heard a gun talking just as the first I
sergeant called his name in the detail
for guard mount; while down the river
and a mile beyond Fatty Carroll's place,
where the darkness of the straight road
in the woods is streaked with gray light
from the open prairie farther on. some
thing is happening to lift the routine of
garrison life above niouotony. The rail-
road station is nine miles awav and is
designated Rathdruin. Adjoining it is
another siructure, after the same plans
and specifications, by no lack of courtesy,
the Grand hotel, with everything con -
veniently on the ground floor the dining
service of tin plates and huge pans, and
the chairs a long slim slab on either side
of the unplaned plank table. Contiguous
is the postmaster and his store, but there
is no express office.
As the early morning train comes in,
the stage for Fort Cceur d'Alene swings
up to the door of the freight office. Cor
poral Solon Bainbridge, Jr., with a Colt
in his belt, receives a rough, strongly
nailed box addressed to the poet quarter
master, the black paint words in one
corner indicating that it contains horse-
shoe nans, presumably for the cavalry
troops, and it is stowed away in the boot,
i.ne corporal is ine escort as a matter
of form; the Chinese railroad graders are
strangers to theft, xnd the Si washes
think it reprehensible ponies and dogs
not catalogued. A momentary stop is
made at the office' of the Grand; two
mandarins destined as servants to officers
lose themselves in their clothes as they
curi up on tne insiae duck seat, ana with
the corporal beside him, Dick, the old :
time driver, straps himself under . the 1
canvas and in half an hour has passed '
the open prairie, and tbe horses drop into ,
a walk before their disappearance in the
woods, while with an. especially satis ,
factory pull at his pipe. Dick turns to
the corporal and Piugl
The old story of fancied security is re-1
peated. . . The song of the bullet tells the
corporal what has happened, and as he .
reaches for his revolver he has peculiar
sensations: he nnos tn,t it haa dropped j spurs of the Cueur d'Alenes, where gold
out of the holster somewhere on the j was goon after discovered. Subsequent
road: he hears a second shot; he feels a I events proved the falsity of this rumor,
pain, which he thinks must be rheu- j and that they had waded through to the
matic. The one uian by the roadside, railroad in the neighborhood of Pend
with a gunny sack over his face and j d'Oreille and gone back to "the lower
chest, lowers his Winchester, tells his j country" to sip again the sweets of the
unseen men not to shoot and drags the j blossom of civilization..
square box out of the boot. It is heavy ; During his convalescence Corporal
and disarranges the gunny sack mask, i Bainbridge was tried by a garrison
for a moment exposing the face of the j court. His commanding officer. Cap
highwayman to the dull eyes of the half tain Sell, known to hia familiars as the
unconscious corporal, who recovers with ; "Jack of Clubs," because of his star
a gasp; the frightened leaders, who had j tling resemblance to that chap as found
turned head to head with the shivering in the soneezers used at the clubhouse.
wheelers, reared to the front again.
While the men of the pot were still
at breakfast the guardhouse sentry saw
a dense cloud of dust arise oa the river
road, and coming to arms port called
out, "Corporal of the guard, number
nnr Out of the cloud, as if escarnnc
from a prairie fire, came plunging and !
rolling the Rathdruin stage, its four
blacks racing like the wind, snorting
with terror, their nostrils distended,
their eyes on fire, the flecks of foam ,
flying wide. They came to a standstill
in front of the adjutant's office, more
from habit than the corporal's right
hand pull on the reins. His left arm
hung limp at his side, while with pale
face and' quivering lip he touched the
visor of hia fatigue cap in salute and re
ported that the stage had been robbed of
Dick sat on the drivers seat, leaning
over aa far as the straps would permit,
like a drunken man asleep, and a red
band of blood from a purple hole in the
center of his forehead said in a pathetic
way that he had "driv out his trick" and
slowed up for the last time.
The horseshoe nails were funds shipped
to Major Bull, the army paymaster, for
payment of the troops at the post and at
Camp Spokane, Foster Creek and Col
ville. and when it penetrated the fatty
brain of this globular officer, who had
but "fed on the roses and lain on the lil
ies of life," and who was purple of face
with that bad living so often miscalled
good, that this was a money loss and re
sponsibility of his own which could not
be shifted, he ran a full hundred yards
down the road to do battle with the rob
bers and was carried back on a stretcher.
His young wife could not be induced to
let him leave his quarters for a week.
fearful of his tendency io u.o violent ex: into un sivxiu. iu . t.aww.ovt.
areue, and has never ceased to be grata ! Ths sand stretches were drifting Kk
ful to ths tandar Prorulence that averted j snow, and tha sagebrush and groasa
apoplexy on that awful occasion "when I wood of tha plain laid flat before th
the. oolonel was robbed." That obese ofS- ' wind and were covered over. Ha left
forawrl gTitlotnan mm, m great nath that j the rivW bank and found himself 1& thn
future consignments should be escorted j glare of tha yellow lights from Hank
by a full company, and the records show
(baton this point at least he wae true to :
himself. He locked the stable at the nsn- !
al time. ';
The trumpet blew a stirring call now; I
one that brought the flash of excite- J
ment with faster pulsations, and a mo-;
ment s blood tingling worth a year of j
comuMMiplace life. In twenty minutes
Troop B of the th cavalry charged
down the dusty road, tha fluttering of
the guidons and yellow facings of the
cavalry uniform, the rush of gray horses
and the sheen of the polished steel scab
bards as they caught the early rays of
the morning sun and cluttered in chorus,
making a picture worthy the study of a
disciple of Meisaonier. At Bonanza City,
better known as Fatty Carroll's place,
on the very edge of the reservation, a
halt was made and the troop apportioned
into detachments to cut the surrounding
country into segments as the spider does
the circle of his web when he runs his
lines across it. Fatti was called on to
keep open bonne, and having been a sol'
! Y,- V
' rliMr nimflAir IrtiAv vhof it. meant uv
. ,, .
The post had not been paid for three
months, and the heyday in the blood of
Fatty s boarders was tame. Nothing
whirled away like Arabs down the river
road toward ' Spokane Falls, another
swept along the road cutting through th
forest, past its margin where the "hold
up" occurred, and on to Eathdrum,
while two others deployed and went at
twenty yard intervals through the giant
pines to the open prairie beyond. Dur
ing the afternoon the last detachment
! had returned: the fruit of the recon
: noissance. an old miner in the post
! A burro, as old as his master and none
1 the less patient hi appearance, in appar
! eut unconcern nibbled the quartermas-
r,, , UTS- Y ; u X T-T
fnllv admsted diamond hitch still in his
..C TV i b..:-a..
. MBl,. HrumJV.U IMlUUllUDUisU UUb BUI- :
: ficiently recovered to view the captive. .
, He had not detailed aa account of the i
, robbery, having been carried unconscious j
! from the adjutant's office to the post .
: hospital, where for several days he and '
l ijfe wero not on speakinjr terms.
The miuer and his burro had been
sighted near tbe scene of the robbery on
the road to the fort. Both were Walking,
both heads were down, both seemed too
deeply plunged m meditation tohear the
approach of the troopers and both were
unfeignedly surprised when arrested.
fa the pack were themmer's usual para-
phernalia extra boots, a red flannel
shirt, pick and pan, a sufTrient grub
f gtake for months, and
I gins of recent use.
a spade bearing ;
His manner, his
. dress, his idom, his tone, hia atmosphere
j proclaimed the miner, his pockets even
r spoke of his Occupation, for in one re-
: posed a greasy buckskin wallet, closed
by a puckering string, and containing
seven gold twenties and a few small
nuggets gummed together by chips of
navy ping. No other money and no
weapons except a revolver and knife
i were found upon him, and his account
of himself was so remarkably perpen
dicular that even Major Bull was con
strained to let the p r devil loose. Ac
cordingly the patient old man and burro
were liberated in two hours after their
capture, and set out bearing no ill will,
so the spokesman said, but a sense of
great injury . was plainly visible in their
bearing as they passed slowly out of
sight. - A few days later and it was cur
rent they had survived the enow-deeps
of the Fourth of July pass and had fairly
entered on thoir prospecting among the
was most aggressive for the accused,
who had enlisted to learn music when a
j boy of fourteen and had soon been truus
; ferred to his company, where he now
; was after nine years' service. The cor
. poral submitted a statement in his own
behalf, in which he said he was reach-
j ing for his revolver when he was shot !
! finder having restored it and testified to
having dug it out of the mud near the
freight office, the court found a verdict
. Three months later the young soldier
found himself, with a private of his
company, detained at Ainsworth, a
straggling rendezvous of lumbermen
and miners on the Snake river. Tha
train ferryboat Frederick Billings was
too tublike to attempt a crossing that
evening,' and to make detention doubly
sure the wind blew so strong from the
low stretch of the further shore as to
glue her to the bank more securely than
other anchors could have done. Our
hero of the stage episode was en route
to Vancouver barracks, intrusted with
the safe keeping of a military convict
sentenced to imprisonment there, and
with other passengers sought the com
forts of the big hotel, and secured the
usual accommodations of ten in a room
and two in a bed.
He retired late, but nature's soft
nurse, who "knits up the ravel'd sleave
of care," was far away. He was as rest
less and sleepless as the shrieking wind.
Tbe sound of the flying sand against the
windows, mingled with the bizarre
music of the near dancehouses and
game halls, drifted in, and the floating
discordance was strangely magnetic.
He left the private and convict to enter
tain and watch each other, and want out
'. taughn's "Temple of Art. JNODocry
' even glanced at him as he entered the
long hall, embellished by groups ef.
gamblers. His abstract impression was
that there was a plentiful supply of
whiskers, flannel shirts, belts, boots,
knives and revolvers. The groundwork
of the scene was familiar; it differed
but in degree from others he had laid
i bis eyes on. Here a half dosen of th
I uncouth lived for stud poker, and the
stacks of smiling twenties, sentineleaf
by convenient "weepuns," suggested how
quickly they might die for the Hunt
i There is the streaky shadow, where-
the kin disk reflectors struggled to send,
the lazy light of the oil lamps; pro
jected from the board walls were Use
layout of faro and the lean kine its
devotees. Out of eeinifog came the
spring click of the tin box mixed up
with the penetrant voice of the dealer.
Farther on the roulette spun its rerolnv
tionsof destiny for the human moth.
Here was given the grim and grixily tha
chance to forget himself, his surround
ings and the too uumeroua regrets of
his past; here his love of excitement
had steady growth and gratification, and -a
channel was hollowed for escape of
the energies which his mode of life left
unused. Here the animal was let loose;
the large elephant grew larger, the tiger
was toyed with, and even the old gam
of chuck-a-luck . was remodeled by tha
appearance on a green oilcloth of a
canary colored pony, with flowing man
and tail, who was now recognized aa
The boy in bine went disiHtereetedry
and slowly from group to group, idly
watchiifg'tbe play, and the very reverse
fide qf it all, his old mother in her little
home, was made a flashlight photograph
on his mind. He remembered that when
he was younger his hair had been wet
with his mother's tears, and that soma
body. whose bearded face he recalled
often, had gone away. He had worked
for her and for his HUle broSners until
1 became old enough to take up tha
i ... ' ... . ...
! or ins kuuu, ana then ue went out te
ask if the world were not wider than it'
seemed, biking her blessing to keep hint,
warm. When he thought of this he no
longer accommodated himself to his en
vironment. ' The atmosphere rested oa
him heavily and tbe sounds jarred and
offended all his senses. . He turned and
went down the hall. He bad n eared th
last table when a nervous hand caught
his eye as it lifted a slack of blue chips .
( oth that never described sound
knoWQ on to the j H followed
, hnd to thl nrofnB of the far-.
' Btiffene(i wher, ha 8tood. hia Uood
cold, his eyes fix-d. his heart movement
arrested. Recovering himself, be panned
on, looked through the three bullet hole
in one of the six small panes of glass in.
' the upper part of the double doors, rairaek
; the huge iron latch and stood facing th
' outer blackness. -
Life is not told by clocks. He was
- there for1 a minute, but he had lived out
- years of time. He turned a sharp about
face, and with that nondescript, blood!
: chilling look a man wears but once ia
j life, strode straight and unarmed to th
j place of the profile, laid his hand almost
i tenderly on the shoulder of his man and
said oftly. as if he feared be -might,
wake him, "1 am Corporal Solon Brainr,
bridge, Jr.. and I arrest you for tb
Cceur d'Alene stage robbery."
The hand of .the other was on his rev .
volver and both were traveling to- a
dangerous level though in a slow mari
ner of indecision, while his eyes seemed,
lifting painfully. ' When they rest A at
last on the boy's f;ice his own hail lost
the concentrated look of tbe gambler.
The pearl gray shadow stealing over hia.
seamy cheeks spo?:e of -more piliable
suffering than mure physical pain, and a
wide gaze of such distressed helplessnesa.
as no painter will ever approach grew
out of the fading, fierce light of his eye.
The half raised arm replaced the halt
ready weapon on the table with all thai
carefulness of nge pilsy, and the ashen
hps tremulously said. I'm ready I" "
It wau a matter for a half hour's won
derment in Hank's place tliat there waa
no blood on the sawdust, and then th
dice rattied. the faro box disclosed a,
jolly looking, well fed kint: cries of "Th
1 Inc. Vy red isn:!-;il: hrteon in tne black.
; and you all sviu: iuie along, gentle-
men." wer h'.'.inl: tbe roulette ball went
: round itgaiu. and t!n feverish life that
i consumes hold on its way.
j Conviction was hod on the evidence of
! the boy. who unwillingly was about ta
the post asked him who was the woman.
: in the case, the Jack of Clubs replied
' "The boy's mother."
' Within the limits of Kootenai county.
: in the territory of Idaho, on Jan. 15. 188X
for the double crime of murder and highr
: way robbery, was hanged until it waa
i dead tbe body of Solon Bainbridge, Be,
He was tbe father of a soldierl W.&.
I Shir-Cliff in Washington Post
I . Banish tha Collar Stad.
When a man has so far gone to ta
bad with a stiff neck that he cant look
' at a pretty girl across the street and
when it grows worse and - worse, until
' he has to hang his head oaf of the side
of his bed when he sleeps ask him if b
wears a collar button, and if he doea
advise him to discard it. A man in our
j town has discovered that the collar stud
i digging into the back of the neck
; paralyzes his brain forces and makes hie
j head refuse to turn. Sew a plain pearl
: button on the back of your shirt, and ba
j happy. -
j At any rate there's no torture under a '
i coat collar that is harder to liear thaa
the collar button under u winter over-
; coat's extra weight digging into tha
very senith and funnybone of your
spinal column. Physicians say it is a
sure cure of the grip to discard the col
lar stud and sew on a buttoji. Lewia
ton JovnaL ,