IF YOU SEE IT IM IF YOU DOH'T READ Tho. Plain ill paiftr I The Hairidealer ?You Doh'i Get iue News. I IT IS SO. Vol. XXVI. ROSEBURG, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1895. No. 2. GENERAL DIRECTORY STATE OF CKKOOK. 0. S. Senators .(J. II. Mitchell J.N.Dolph , ,, (Binger Hermann Congressmen H'Tn. Ellis Attorney-General 0. E. Chamberlain Uo veroor Sylvester rennoyer tsccrctary ol State Geqrrc W. McBrtdo State Treasurer , . rail Metschan Supt, lub. Instruction E. B.McKlroy State Printer Frank C. Baker Member Board o! KquaUzattonA. C Woodcock cF, A. llooro SF. A. Jlo C. E. W It. 8. He Supreme Judges C. E. Wolverton (A. -u. uompst-n Railroad Commissioners...-. J J. B. Eddy (I. A. Momim Clerk ol Railroad Commission . Lydell Baker , SECOND JCttfaAL DISTIUCT. Judge J. C. Fnllerton rrosccu U he ; A I uvuey Geo. M. Brown u. s. iasd orncs, bosxiicko. Receiver, aesistcr ..R. S. Sheridan .R. M. Veatch C S. WKiTItm BCE1M.C. Observer.. Thos. Gioson rxrcj-is cocjtct. Senator. -Henry Beekley $ : J.E. BlnadcU r.eprcjcuutlres ?J.T. Bridges. C A.SelbreJe aerk F. W Benson sheriff . C. F. Cathcart rreasnrcr i W. A. Frater School Superindenu. J. A. Underwood assessor.. I. a. Sterling A. F. Slearos (W. iU Wilson - IC. H. llaunln -..Willi. UeyJon. Dr. K. L. Miller ,Tl!OS. Smith Qoanry.Jutgc , , . ComaUacncrt ., Surveyor- uuroner.. Sheep Inspector- rnrctscT oFTicxas. Justices. Constables.. .John Hamlin JLCfcloeum I cmr-or cossccao. rw.T. Wright W.T. J. II. Sh M.F.RI B.O.SI . Mtupo Trustee .Kapp . itronr II. F. Rice F. M.ZIgler W. F. CarroU J. A. Cox Recorder-. Marshal Treasurer- COCET SESSIONS. The Circuit Conrt for Douglas. County xaeeU three times a year u follows: The 3d Mon day In Match, the -th Monday In Jane, and the in Monday m December. J. C. Fnllerton of Rosebur; iailse, Geo. il. Bronn, of Roseburg, prosetuunc allot uey. Oonntr Coirt meets the 1st Wednesday alter the 1st Monday ot January, March, May, July. September and November, A. F. Steams, of Oakland, jadsc; C K. Maupln of Elkton and W. U Wilson, of Riddle, commissioners. Probate Court Is In session continuously, A. F. Steams, iudre. Society XlccUns. LAUREL LODGE. A. F.i A. M.. REGULAR ' meetings the 2d and -tin. Wednesdays in each month. TTMPQUA CHAPTER, M). 11. li. A. HOLD U theirrcsnlar convocations at Masonic hall on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Vlsitlnc companions are cordially invited. M.F.EAPP, U.P. I&iXKSE Caxo, Secretary. PHILETARIAX LODGE. SO. S, L O. O. F mcets Satcrdav erenins of each week at 7 o'clock in their hall at Roseborg. Members of the order in good staadlsc are invited to attend. Fkajcs: G. Micxixi. N. G. If. T. Jzvrrr, Sec'y. u rSIOS ENCAMPMENT, XO. S, MEETS AT Th-zrsdays of each month. Vlsltinc birrlhrcn ars Invlied to attend. Fksjtk G. MtmiT. scribe. ilAtSV I'AET, C P. rOc?EBURG LODGE. NO. J. A. O. V. W. Jcv izevls the second and fourth Mondays ot exiimonUist'Op. xa. at Odd FeUors halL IlembcrscI the order in sood wandisx are in- Tlted to attend. pENOPOST, 50. , G. A. K MEETS THE - nrs. ana mini nersoaya oi cm ngaj. irOMEN"S RELIEF CORPS Sa 10, MEETS second and lonrth. Thursdays in each Bonth. ALUAXCE Reralar Quarterly itfvU(fclMMr nt;iiae Hall, iCHAPTER-XO. 8.O. E.SL.MEETS the second ssd louruTimrsaays oi eaca BLZBXhm mnnrcp B. COXKLT5G. W. M. TjOSEBCRG DIVISION NO B. OF L E., meeueTeryKConaanatourtn&unaay. T Q5EBUBO E.D. LODGE. NO. tl. I. O. O. F. -tv- meets on Tuesday evening ot each week at the Odd Fellows hall, Visiting sisUrs and oretnrea are lnrlted to attend. MIS3 SSKXK WlX8ZXT, X G. Ftasc G. Mxcrux, E. See. ALPHA LODGE, NO. 7, K. OF P.. MEETS every Wednesday evening at Odd Fellows . '' viBOs; Drctnren in gtxu siajyimg cor dially invited u attena. crotGE x. rsowx. rsra. rxcz-rzms, Attornej-s-at-Law, Rooms" and a Taylor & Wilson Block. ROSEBURG, OR. B. WILLIS. Attorney and Counselor at Law. WEI -paaiee in all tie courts of tha State, Of 1st ia the Court Hiiuse. Docglas county. Or. A. Si Attorney at Law, Sottbury, OrtyoM. Office over the FcetoCu on Jackson street. W. CAEDWELX, Attorney at Law, ROHEBUEG, OREGON JP B. COFFMAN. Physician and Surgeon OOce:At Dr. Hoover's old stand onOakJtreet Residence Cor. Lane ii Jackson Streets. N. J. OZ.IA3, 71. It., Physician and Surgeon, ROSEBURG, OR. Office In S. Marks &. Co.'s Block, upstairs. Calls promptly answered day or night. JAKES BARB., t ' Physician and Surgeon. Graduate Rush Medical Collece. Diseases of Women and Children a Specialty OFFICE, Rooms 0 It 10, Marsters' Bulldlne RzswEVCE, Douclas Street, second place cast Dr. Bunnell's. KOSEBUBG, OREGON. . La Fayittz IU. Jcdoe L. Locgiubt T ANE & LOTJGHABT, Attorneys & Counselors at Law Jtotebnrff, Oregon. Vi ill practice in all the courts of Oregon. tm in the Taylor-Wilson block. Of- MRS. Iff BOYB, DEALER IX C30ICX- Family Groceries, DISHES, Books and Children's Toys. A FULL LINE OF- Fruite, A'uta, French Candies, Ckmfectionery Canned Goods, Coffees, Teas, Etc IMPORTED KZr WST CIOAOS. CHOICE BEAXDS OF CIGAES v :aaiMkaaCSM mr Pillir yiLL. P. HEYDON, County Surveyor. ana Notary public. Orncs: In Conrt House. Orders lor Surveying and Field Notes should bo addressed to Will P. Heydon, County BnrJ veyor, Roseburg.Or. VL CRAWFORD, Attorney at Law, KoomS,HarstcnBulldlnr, . ROSXBTJKQ, OR. rjfj-Buslncss before tha V. 8. Land Office and mining cases a specialty. Late Receiver U. S. Land Office. P. BRIQQS, V. S. Deputy Mineral Surrejror and Notary Palillc. Orncx: County Jail Building, up stain. 0-Special attention paid to Transfers and Conveyances. Address. ROSEBURG, OR. JJJTTBA BROWN. H. D., Physician and Surgeon. Cirealc Ei:easr ef Warnsa a Sjeiiiity. Office, Up Stairs. In the Marks Bulldlns. Residence, 112 Cass Street, ROSEBUKO. jT L. MTT.T.RR, M. D Surgeon and Homoeopathic Physician, AN AFTER THOUGHT. TO-DAY after Christmsa joa will jxxsibly dis cover that you have thaaght of everybody and everything ex cept your feet, as if SHOES in winter were a secondary matter! If your pane looks weak and oonnm p tire alter the Xmaa campxipi come to oar store. A earn that wouldn't bay a poor pair of shooo in pome places burs a pood pair at our store. yfcfMsSjtlfc- t,-- iter PARROTT BROS. EXCLUSIVE BOOT AND SHOE DEALERS 334 Jackson Street, ROSEBURQ. OREOON. J. F. BARKER & GO. GROCERS. TEAS 4 SPECIALTY, A ipedal triad J ansdolterated Tea. Our prise con Is having a Urge sale. Zrw styles ct Glass and Delf Ware At astonishing low vices. Osr own canned Toms ers arc very popuax. Salem Nursery Co. W. DMcQEE, Proprietor. 11 rr. nmr hrc m. larse stock of fine, laree. " healthy trees ol all kinds, lnclndlnz Apple, Fear, reach, Prone and Cherry.' which are guaranteed true to name and free from In sects, and willbe sold at very reasonable rates. AU persons desiring trees szouia appiy 10 E. L. GOODRIDGE, Agent, CANY0NVILLE, OR. FaWs Golden Female Pills. For Female-Irregular itles: nothing llketnem on the market Htvzr ail Successfully used y prominent ladles monthly. Guaranteed to rellere suppressed menstruation. SURE! SAFE! CERTAIN Don't be humbugged. Save Time, HealUi, andmoneyitakenooth- Rnt In tnr address. secure by mall ou re- ceiptoipricetz.w. Address, THE APHRO MEDICINE COMPANY, 'WeetemSrsscb' Box 27, PORTLAND, OR A. SALZMAN, (Successor to J. JASKULEK. Practical : Watchmaker, : DEALER IN WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY. AND FANCY GOODS. WljKMm.MJ&a.m-m.e am. SSisoclsal'ty. (vonuino Urnxilluu lJ.v A COMPI.ETi: STOCK OF Outlory, Notions, Tolincco. Oijrart uml Smokers' Articles. Also Proprietor and Manager or A SQUARE DEAL, I :t Is We are Here to Stay. f i I ff Business Is Not Good, The Plaindealer's Are the Rooters for the Business Hen of Doutrlos Countv. 9) sa 'JC at.SC 'JTSILKMC. SHEET MUSIC. 40 000 PIECES SHEET MUSIC p,UUU AT 10 GTS. PER COPY. Mailed to any address for One Cent Extra. Catalogue of this immense We have also secured the agency of the Wiley B. Allen Co. T. K. RICHARDSON, THE THIRD BK00K5IDE. . T7lQ HOIVC Farm, east of town, has been plat ted andis now on the market in Lots and Blocks containing 3, 20,. 30, and 40 acres, ranging in price from $25 to $100 per acre. Any one wanting a fruit, vegetable or chicken farm or a suburban home ean now be accommodated on easy terms. All lots sold in First than doubled in value. The the future. More fortunes are made in lands near a grow ing town or city than any other way. Sieze the oppor tunity. For information or .Estate Office, or on G- T, BOWEN & Blacksmiths Are now located in their new aliops on Stephen Street, between Oak and Cass, And arc prepared to do work in tbeir line with noalness and dinp.ilch Give them thorn a trial and bo convinces. Jovclcr : and : Optician. GIuhscn and SipcotaolcH Jlosolmr's Famous CavKiiln Store I 1 I ' I 1 I ' I I ' I 1 I ' V 10 -il I'J what wc p-ivcto everv.cus. tomer, for we believe the best advertisement possible is a cus tomer pleased with what we have sold them, they will come Again aud again, atid their friends will come too. Wc arc not here for a day or for a month. ' Wc are Here to Stav. .Roseburg, Or. "-an Don't Squeal ? But Root. Advertising-Columns It is now well understood that T. K. Ricahrdsou is the best es tablished and most reliable Piano and Organ dealer in the State. He has secured the American agency and will soon receive stock sent free on application. ADDITI0J1 .wr Brooksidc addition have more prospect is much better for convevance, call at onv Real BKIjDISXV, Prop?. ESTABR00K, and Machinists That Pie 11 I had for dinner W23 tho beat I everntc. Tks to COTTOLONE, the novf end successful shortening; ASK YOUR GROCER FOR IT. REFUSE ALL SUBSTITUTES. Ccnoinc made only by N. K. FAIRBANKS CO., ST. 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Huijin cures Debility, rTerTousncss, Emissions, andderelorxs and restores weak organs. Pains In tho U-l 1 mo most wonderful discovery of tho age. It has been en dorsed by tho leadlogsclen. tine men of Enropo and America. Hudyan Is Fable1' VCS Hudjan ctops FrexatursDess of tho dls charm in "a days, cures LOST by day or slfihtstopped MANHOOD quickly. OTCr 2,000 private cndorsemcnt. I'rematurenca means to potency In the tint fUcc. It U a symptom of scmlnsl weakness end barrenness It can bo stopped In S3 days C7 thou of Hudyan. Tho now discovery vru made by tho Special ist? of tho old famous Hudson Medical Institute. It Is tho strongest Yltallrcr made. It Is very powerful, but harmless. Sold for 31.00 a pack SKOor6 packages for J5.00 (plain scaled boxes). Written guarantee given for a euro. Ifyoubuy tlx boxes and are not entirely cured, sir mora will bo sent to you freo of all charges. Sond for clrculanand testimonials. Address O HUDSON MEDICAL INSTITUTE, Junction .Stockton, ItXnrkct & mils stu. San Francisco, Cul- A TPS "Rft,3,lT"S 1 EAST PI : 0 Cures CORNS, BUNI9NS and WABTS SPEEDILY and WITHOUT PAIN. FOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS. LIPPMAH BSOTHEBS, f rep'rs, Llppman's Block, SAVANNAH, GA. jVaaaMiof AT HARVEST. If wo havo let our sunny springtime pass With ldlo scorn ot what the year might bring Havo gathered flowers to toss them on the grass, And only cared to hear the woodblrds sing: If wo havo turned asldo from sober truth In bright, dcluslvo fairylands to stray And spent tho golden promlso of our youth With selfish living and regardless play, When shadows fall, we shall bo struck at heart With bitter griovlng for our blasted fate. And then tho lesson of llfo's sadder part Will lead to agonized remorso too latol Cho land Is barren now which onco was green. Wo never can bo what wo might havo been. Arthur L. Salmon In Academy. DERRINGER'S CHUM. Promptly as tho red sun tonched tho Bfcy lino Old Derringer knocked off work. Ho had dono this a3 regularly as clock work every day sinco tho last of March, and now it was tho middlo of Septem ber. Ho threw his mining tools aside and straightened np, with a sigh of re lief. Ho was a tall, olderlyman, with a ragged, weather beaten face, in which honesty and kindness of heart wero not lacking. Ho looked the typical western miner in his faded red shirt and greasy slonch hat, with tho iron gray beard that reached almost to his waist Ho glanced np at his dug oat on tho hillside, at tho sparkling stream at his feet, at tho gigantio peaks, hundreds of feet high, which shut in tho narrow Da kota ravino on both sides. Then his eyes strayed down tho gnlly, where a tiny footpath followed tho winding conrso of the stream through scrub and timber, and an exclamation of wonder burst from his lips. A slender fignro had suddenly appear ed in tho path about 50 feet distant, and as it camo slowly nearer it proved to ho that of a lad of 10 or 17. Ho was empty handed, and his clothes and shoes wero much tho worse for wear. Ho paused within a couplo of feat of tho miner and looked at him timidly out of a pair cf frank brown eyes. "By tho Great falls of Missouri! Whero did you como from, youngster?" demanded Old Derringer. "And how overdid yon find your way hero? You'ro tho first human creaturo I'vo seen in months. Any moro com in behind?" ho added sharply and suspiciously. "I'm all alcno, " replied tho lad. "1 was chucked off a Northern Pacific freight train back hero this morning, and I followed a sort of a road in this direction, thinking it would lead mo to a mining camp. I lost it after awhile and wandered around in tho mountains till I struck tho path that broaght me here. If you can giro mo soma supper and a place to sleep, I'll so away in tho morning." . . "What's your namo?" demanded Old Derringer. "Tom Mellish,"was tho hesitating reply. "I'm from tho cast " "It ain't hard to see that, young ten derfoot Got in a scrape and run off, oh?" "It was sort of that way," tho lad answered Eadly. "I lived in Pennsyl vania, and when my parents died a year 3ge' -Ifeflp ..didn't leavo anything, and I coalda't-gefa plaee tsTwirk yonsee, tho times wero so hard. They were go ing to Ecnd mo to tho poorhouse, and as I couldn't stand that I ran away. I had a littlo money, but it's all gono now. I got hero mostly on freight trains." "And whero aro you bound?" asked tho miner. "I thought I'd liko to bo a sailor and travel to foreign-countries, " tho lad an swered, "but as I wanted to sea thawest first I came this way, thinking I might get on a vessel at Portland.'' "Well, this hero certainly beats me," declared Old Derringer, and his face purpled with suppressed laughter. "You'vo got pluck, anyhow, and that counts for a heap. Any relatives livin?" "I don't know, sir. I had an undo somowheres, but ho may bo dead." Old Derringer contemplated tho lad for a moment and pulled his beard re flectively. "I'm from tho east myself, " ho said, "but I ain'tsoen it for20 years. It breeds good stock, lad, and you'ro ono of them. I liko your face, and if yon caro about stayin hero and chum min it with mo you'ro welcome." "It's a bargain," tho lad gladly re plied. "I'm tired of freight trains and tramping and of being starved. " . A littlo later tho two wero eating sup per on tho hillside, and Old Derringer, with a trust and confidence thatfweroro markablo for him, was telling his now chum how ho had stumbled on this lone ly, gold bearing stream and was slowly gathering a store of precious nuggets and dust Then ho showed him tho dug out which was a room excavated in tho soft part of tho cliff and repaid the toil expended upon it by its snugncss and dryness. "Besides," tho miner explained, "it won't attract attention if any stray pros pectors happen to peep into tho valley. I'm a man what don't liko to bo med dled with, and 1 reckon that's why I was called Old Derringer. " Thus Tom Mellish's now lifo began, and from tho first, ho liked it and was happy and contented. After bis wander ings it was pleasant to havo regular and square meals and a soft bed every night, and, as for tho work, why, it wasanover ending delight to dig and cradlo tho yellow gold that tho sides and bed of tho 6trcam yiolded. Tom and Old Derringer wero soon fast friends, and their mutual liking ripened as tho days went by. Tho miner no longer suffered from oppressivo spells of loneliness, aud ho seemed to regard tho lad as n living representative of tho faraway cast, toward which his thoughts had turned yearningly of lata Koithcr spoko much of tho past, however, and tho subject was ouo that they tacitly avoided. Tho bag of gold under tho floor of tho dugout grow larger and hoavier as October dwindled away, and at tho end of tho month n wonderful thing happened. A stroko of Old Der ringer's pick opened a pocket of big nuggets, nnd also disclosed a rich vein of gold that seemed to run deeply into tho sidp of tho hilL For threo days thoy worked in a sort of trance, almost for for Over Fifty Ycari. Au Old and Well-Tried llcmctiy. Mrs. Win slow's Soothing Syrup tins been used lor over fifty years by million of mothers lor their children while teething, with perfect success. It soothes the child, softens the sum, allays xll pain, cure wind colie, ami 1 the best remedy for tllarrlicrn. Is pleasant M the taste. Sold by Druscslits In every part of tho world. Twenty-five cents a bottle. Its value Is incal culablc. He sure and a.k (or Mrs. Wlnslow's Soothing Symp, and Uko no ;hur kind. For uooil substantial MuokFinitliinc cheap, ko to MuKhmey & Jlanninu, Oakland, getting to eat and sloop, and more than ono canvas shot bag was filled with tho precious metal in pure bulk. On tha fourth morning tho spell was broken by tho discovery that the supply of provi sions was completely exhausted. "There's only one thing to bo done, " growled Old Derringer, "and that's a trip to tho nearest settlement, which is a day's journey off. I hato to leavo at such a time, but game's scarce here abouts, and wo can't live on that any way. I reckon I'll start right now, seein it's purty early yet You ain't afraid to stay until I como back, youngster?" "Not a bit of it," replied Tom. "There's nothing to bo afraid of. I'll just keep pn working." "That's tho way to talk, " Old Derrin ger exclaimed approvingly. "I'd stake all I'vo got on your honesty, lad, and that's why I'm goin to leavo tho pile of gold in your cara I'll try my level best to get back tomorrow night, but don't worry if I ain't on hand. As these hasn't been any one along this way since spring, exceptin yourself, it ain't likoly you'll Tiavo"arSy visitora. This is a lone ly spot and purty far off the beaten track. If anybody should happen along, just keep you eyes open and don't let 'em in tho dugout" A fow minutes later Old Derringer was striding down tho ravine,' riflq in Hand, and Tom watched him until; he vanished around a curvo in tho path. The lad felt proud of tho confidence re posed in him, and a desire to show his gratitude kept him working hard all day long. He did not disturb tho newly opened vein, which the miner had pur posely covered over with bushes, but cradled tho sand and pebbles from the bed of tho stream. When he returned to tho dugout at sundown, he bad quite a respectable pile of nuggets. Ho put them into a separate bag, so that ho could show what ho had done, and ho put the bag into tho hole with tho others under tho miner's bunk. Then ho ate half of tho few crackers and dried beef that remained and went to bed. By sunrise the following morning ho was at work again at a spot about 20 yards below tho dugout He stop ped long enough for a lunch at noon and then went ahead with his cradling. Ho had expected the miner back that night, and ho wanted to accomplish as much as possible. About an hour before sundown he put tho cradlo on a rock, and was transfer ring some small nuggets from it to a bag in his hand, when he heard a stone splash into tho stream somo distance be hind him. Ho glanced down tho ravine and was startled to see two men stand ing in tho path about SO feet away. They had evidently been taking an observation, and tho stone dislodged by ono of them had betrayed their presence, Tom bad good cause to feel alarmed, for tho strangers were tho most disreputable looking men ho had ever seen. One was short and dwarfish, tho other tall and stout Both had bloated faces and black beards and were roughly dressed. They carried rifles, but no prospecting tools cr implements. Tom realized that the visitors would not hesitate to commit murder .cr.robbery and had probably 6om? for" the' !aHe. pBrposeHis" rst impulse was to make suro of his life by flight, bat on second thought he re membered his duty to Old Derringer and resolved to do his best to save the gold. Just how that could bo done was not a matter for present consideration, though a partial plan came into his mind as ho stood hesitating. He drop ped tho cradle, stuffed tho bag into his pocket and started up tho ravine. "Notsofast, kid," camo a gruff voice after him; "hold on thar." Tom quickened his steps and then broke into a run. As ho clambered -np tbo hillside a rifle cracked, and tho ball whistled close over bis head. He kept bravely on, and a few moro steps brought him to tbo littlo plateau in front of the dugout Ho darted inside, and his first act was to Eeizo Old Derringer's revolv er from the shelf behind the bunk. Then ho threw himself fiat behind tho upper corner of tho doorway. There was a stone ledge a foot high in front of him, and from this point of vantage he had a slanting view of a good bit of tho lower part of the ravine. Ho felt rather more cheerful now, for ho was in a safo position and could yet command tho only approach to tho dug out All tho chambers of the revolver were loaded, and Old Derringer had taught him how to uso tho weapon. The men, however, wero in no hurry to ap proach. After seeing tho lad disappear in tho dugouttheystoodf or several min utes in earnest conversation. Then they camo very slowly up tho ravine, stop ping to look closely about wherever thero were signs of digging or cradling. Tom watched them sharply and with growing uneasiness. Their careless man ner showed plainly that they believed tho lad to be alone, and what thoy saw along tha ravino must havo satisfied them that tho dugout contained rich plunder. It was even possible that they bad been waiting this chance for weeks and knew that Old Derringer was ab sent at the settlement Closer and closer thoy came, changing their shambling gait to a brisk, decided tread. Now they wero nearly opposito tho dugout and had planted their feet on tho path that led up tho slope. "Stop right there," cried Tom, show ing tho tip of his nose. "Don't ccrae any nearer." Tho men halted, and the larger ono called out: "Wo want to see tho boss of tbeso diggin's. Whero is he?" "He'll bo hero pretty scon, " replied Tom, "and I'vo got orders not to let any ono in till ho comes." Tho men lowered their rifles from their shoulders and whispered to each other for a moment. Then they glanced up toward Tom in a very threatening manner. "It's no nso to fool any longer, kid, " said tho dwarfish man. "Wo want your gold, and, what's more, we're goin ter havo it If you fork over decent, wo'll givo you a share and let you go; if you don't wo'll take it anyways and slit your throat in the bargain." "I'll shoot you if you try to como up here," Tom answered plnckily, but the Beware of Ointments for Catarrh Hint Contain Mercury. as mercury will surelv destroy the sensa nf smell and completely derange the whole system when entering It through mucous surfaces. Such nrtlcles should never be used extent nn prescriptions from reputable physicians, as the damage iney win uo is ten 101a to tne good you can Possibly derive from them. Hall's Catarrh Cure manufacture! by F. J.Cheney & Co., To- leuw, u.,(imains 110 mercury, ana is taken in ternally, acting directly urou tho blood and mucous surfaces ot the system. In buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure you get the genuine. It Is a Ken internally, ana mauo 1 Toledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonials free. Sold by Druggists, prlco 75 c. per bottle. Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder Awtrdsd Cold Medal Midwinter Fslr. Sia Francisco. words wero hardly out cf his mouth when the two ruffians mado a bound up tho slopa What happened next Tom could never remember very clearly, for ho was pretty badly excited at this try ing moment He did not want to shed bleed, and ho had a vague hope of scar ing tho men back by shooting over their heads as bo leveled tho revolver with that intention. Threo times ho snapped the trigger In rapid succession, and two of tho reports failed to check the ruffians. At the third shot tho little man clasped a hand. to his right arm with a yell of pain and spun around. Ho fell against his companion, knocking him off his feet, and both roll ed together to tho foot of the slope. They wero up instantly, and Tom wise ly ducked his head behind tho stone. He heard half a dozen rifle shots, and tho balls passed over him and flattened against the wall of tho dugout Then all was quiet, and when he ventured to peep out he could faintly see tho ruffians moving down tho ravine. In a moment they were hidden by tho dusky twilight Tbo situation was now a perplexing one. Night was at hand, and the men would certainly make an attempt to get tho gold under cover of darkness. It was doubtful if Old Derringer would bo back beforo tho next day, and his timely re turn was not to bo depended upon. Tom pondered deeply as he lay at his post, keeping eyes and cars on the alert for his foes! Ho did not dare to light a fire, for that wonTd havo exposed him to cer tain death. After waiting half an hour without detecting any danger it flashed upon him that the ruffians probably hoped he would fall asleep after a time from a sense of false security and were deferring their approach until then. He felt so sure of this that he conceived a plan to take as much of tho gold as he could carry, hide tho rest and then cs capo to tbo upper part of the ravine. Once safely away from the dugout he could easily hide until tho miner's re tarn. He set about his preparations without delay. Quickly and quietly he filled a largo bag with tho precious metal and hid what was left under tho embers of the fireplace, carefully raking tho ashes over tho spot again. He purposely left tho hole under tho bunk uncovered, so that the ruffians would bo suro to see that the treasure was gone. Now he was ready, and after; stand ing in a listening attitude for a few sec onds ho crept to the entrance of tho dug out, tho revolver held in one hand and the bag of gold in tho other. Ho was barely outside when ho heard a scraping noise straight overhead, and quick ly two dark figures dropped lightly be hind him. The tricky ruffians had made a detour abovo tho dugout and crept down over tho rocky hillside that farm ed its roof. No doubt it was their inten tion to rush in and overpower tho lad beforo ho could shoot them, and had they dropped a moment sooner they might havo been successful. But Tom discovered them before they saw him, and instantly ho went plunging down tho slope at full speed. As the coast was now clear, ho turned southward along the Barrow rath, hearing-.shosts .and rapidstfidts'behind him!- "-" He ran faster and faster through the night sticking to the path by blind in stinct and intent only on escaping; with the gold. Suddenly ho felt slippery rocks under his feet and knew that he had blundered astray. Then a rifle cracked, and at tho samo instant he fell forward. He felt a stinging pain along his head, a stunning blow over one eye, and after that ho remembered nothing. When Tom camo back to conscious ness, ho was lying on Old Derringer's bunk in tho dugout, and tho miner him self was sitting near him on a stocL The sun was shining in tho doorway, and the kettlo was boiling over the fire. Ho suddenly remembered all that had happened, and he tried to sit up in spit a of his weakness and headache. "Lio still, youngster," said Old Der ringer in a strangely tender tone. "You'll be all right after a bit" "Tho gold!" cried Tom. "Have yoa got it?" "Every nugget," tho miner replied. "The bag was in your hand, and I seen tho rest peepin from tho ashes." "But how did I get here, and what became of tho robbers?" "I reckon I shot one," answered Old Derringer. "Leastwise there was hrccxi on tho stones. You seo I como along just as they fired at you, and then they hus tled up tho gorge as quick as thoy could go. The ball only nipped your head, but you had an ugly knock from tumblin on tho rocks. I carried you up here, and all night long you kept talkin wildlike about gold and robbers and and about your home at Carlisle, away off in Penn sylvania. That was my home, too, youngster. Say, if you don't mind, is. Hellish your real name?" ' 'No, "said Tom. ' My real nam is Woodruff." Old Derringer turned pale. "Not the son of John Woodruff?" "Ho was my father," Tom answered. Tho next instant Old Derringer was kneeling by tho bunk and had his arms around tho amazed lad "I'm your Un cle Jim," ho cried hoarsely, "what run away from homo 20 years ago. John Woodruff was my brother. Thank God, wo'vo found each other, lad. I'm goin to sell tho claim to a party at tho settle ment fur a big price, and as soon asi ho comes up to see it you and me'll go back to Pennsylvania and buy the old home stead And as fur foreign lands why, there ain't ono you shan't see if yoa wont to. Wo'll take a trip together. 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