Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, January 11, 1901, Image 6

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IONEq fiddler.
l-fruhloued nddlcr. how your
7 ft dlUut mtllow tunes
'I . ccollectldh'B crevices arc Bobbin.
while tho croons ,'
, Of tender beart-ltom melody In'mlsty iuu-.
sie swoous
Jo far, faint dreams where endenco
1- boBtns across life's dim logoous.
W?n you played the "Devil's Dream,"
f old fiddler, lonir nco.
Or "Kiro lu the Mountain" blazed from
W'U OILIIIH Hull UUW,
Or "Nellie Gray," "Tho Flying-Cloud,'
or-Vh6re the Waters Flow."
With finger tips upon Its Hps your, music
quivered so.
And while -enchanted cherubim
knocklne. at the door
The tapplugfffr your massive foot kept
tlineTipon the floor:
,' A halo seemed' to take the place of that
r' old hat you wore.
Your rugged hands were like two wauds
that charmed me more and more
Oh, rare old-fasliloued fiddler with your
music unsurpassed
From out the gloom of other years, the
gloom .that s deep and vast;
Come' and play your music through, I'd
hear you to the last,
Oh, come to me from mystery where time
has held you fast.
Denver News.
a
Like a Tale that Is Told.
was one of tuoso June afternoons
when one is tilled with the Joy of
living, and Loudon was bathed In
mellow sunshine. Mrs. Varney leaned
back in her victoria as It bore her
through the park nud along Piccadilly,
delighting in tho beauty of the day, the
vast blucncss above her nnd the hum of
moving life around. She was one of
the women who enjoy life and love to
bask In the sunshine. As they passed
an Imposing-looking club, a man stand
ing on the step raised his hat In re
sponse to Mrs. .Varney's signal the car
riage drew up to the curb and he came
across the pavement.
. 'Whnt a glorious afternoon," she
said, after the first greeting, 'and I am
going to spend an hour of It under a
roof.".
"Any particular roof ?"
"The Academy."
"Won'.t It be stuffy?"
"Will you try tho experiment with
me, or arc you otherwise engaged V"
"I am at liberty, and shnll be delight
ed
He took his seat beside her, and they
drove on once more.
"I was so pleased to meet you again,"
ihe said, with a ring of genuineness in
ber tone.
"And I am glad of this opportunity
for a quiet talk; it was an Impossibility
the other evening. You have been
ibroad ten years what are your Im
pressions on returning? It must be so
very Interesting to go away for such a
long time."
"It was not always Interesting."
"The coming buck must be meeting
people again and driftiug Into the same
current once more."
"Yes, I And a pleasure In seeing things
and people."
She Hashed one of her bright smiles at
blra
"I was a girl In the schoolroom when
you came to say goodby; It seems cen
turles ago."
"You had a brown plait down your
back."
"My pigtail! Oh, I discarded that
loon afterward. I came out that win
ter you know. Married Mr. Varney the
following spring, and have been a
widow four years. It represents a life-
time, doesn't It? Have I altered very
much?"
He looked down at the beautiful, smil
ing face.
"If It were not for the regrettable ab-
lence of the pigtail, I should say not at
. ill."
"How nice of you. But, really, I have
altered, of course. And you look-
older."
"I feel older."
There, wns something of sadness In
bis voice.
"I was not a very young man when I
went out, and India especially that llt
tlo elt yon the Plains does not tend to
rejuvenate one."
"I wonder why you stayed.'
"I was the fifth llfo from the title, and
i poor man."
'I see. How strange It all Is."
The carriage turned Into the court
yard of Burlington House, and they
illghtcd.
"You have not seen the pictures yet,
pf course," she said, as they went up
. the stairs.
"No, my time has been fairly well oc
cupied, for tho two weeks I have been
borne."
"Then I must show you all those that
ire talked about, and one or two I like.
that are not talked about."
Conversing lightly, they entered the
rooms and Mrs. Varney drew her corn-
portion's attention to the pictures of tho
year, showing a good knowledge of her
catalogue, and nmuslng him with wltti
clsnis.
As they entered tno third room a
small picture "on the line" caught his
eye, so that he went forward, almost
abruptly
"I spent my boyhood there and left
It behind me."
His voice wns very grave, and a tired
look had coma Into his worn, brown
Tnce, so that sho checked tho Idle words
iplng to her lips and stood beside him
In silence while ho gazed at the little
ilcture, uud stood before it
"Number 2237,"" Mrs. Vnrney said
tonsultlng her catalogue. "Tho Old
Church nt Brentwell lu Norfolk."
Perhaps her greatest charm was that
the always understood.
lie turned In a moment or bo.
"It was very good of you to bring mo
here," he said.
"1 am glad you havo been Interested.
Now, Bhnll we go back Into the sun
Bhlue; I was going ou to :ny sister's to
tea. Do you remember Ethel, the other
Jlgtall? She Is married now. Will you
come and see If sho has altered?"
"Thanks, 1 shall bo pleased."
When tho slow afternoon train stop
pod at Barton Gate, Lord Furohavett
nllghted from a llrst-class compartment,
the ouly traveler.
"Luggage?" Interrogated the porter,
"No, I have only my bag; can you
send It on to tho Crown at Brentwell?"
"There's uo fenr o' that, I think. Some
'uu is sure to be goln' that way. If not,
I'll send one o' my boys."
So Lord Farehaven went through tho
gate and along tho well-remembered
road to Ureutwell Village, a distance of
two miles, which he soon covered with
his easy, swinging stride.
There had been no one to speak of lu
tho Crown nil day, for It was haying
time aud every mau was In the fields,
An old man sat bv the fireside, although
no tire burnt on the hearth, and smoked
meditatively; no sound save tho tick of
n grandfather's clock broko the silence,
Then n firm step sounded without, a
hand raised the latch, and Lord Fare-
hnven entered tho low-celled kitchen
which served also as bar.
"Good day, Mr. Holfe," he said pleas
antly,
"Good day to yew. sir, though I
doan't rightly know hew yew be."
"A stranger to these parts for many
years. My name wns Steele Hubert
Steele when I lived about here,
"Steele? Ah! my memory ain't what
it wasi I'm going on eight-four year
come Michaelmas, y' see, an' I forget
names an such like."
"Can I have a bed here to-night?"
"Ah! that yew can. I'll Just call my
gran'darter," the old man replied, rls-
Ing to the back door, which, when open
ed, .disclosed n vista of meadowlands
and haystacks. '"Liza! 'Liza!" he
called In his old, feeble voice. "Where's
that there mawther gone? Arter them
chaps that's raklug In the meddcr, I'll
lay. 'Liza
He hobbled out of sight, nnd Lord
Farehaven sat himself on the warm
sofa that he remembered to have stood
In the same place twenty years ago
when Gabriel Rolfe had been a hale old
man with a face like a ruddy pippin
and with a hearty voice.
Liza came In presently, n shy girl of
some 10 years, and from her he learned
n good deal of the changes time had
wrought In the little village. Then he
ordered some dinner to be prepared for
him, and strolled out Into the village
street and toward the church,
The old church at Brentwell stands ou
slightly rising ground and commands
an extensive view of the broad fen land.
Lord Farehaven leaned upon the low
stone wall that skirts the churchyard,
gazing at the sacred edifice, while his
boyhood memories crowded thick nnd
fast around him. He remembered Just
such a June evening as this sitting be
side his mother In the old worm-eaten
oak pew, listening Indolently to the ser-
vice, with his attention wandering ever
and again to Pleasance Greenacre. sit-
" I
ting on the other side of the aisle, some
times turning her gray eyes shyly to
meet his, nnd a shaft of golden light
striking through the west window,
turning her long, fair hair Into a living
name. How lie nad adored ner twenty
years ago. He wondered if she were
alive a wife aud mother perhaps; and
wondering still, entered the Iron gate
and walked among the green graves,
some with stones at their head, some
neglected and forgotten. In one corner
he came upon a little flower-covered
Brave, surrounded with white stones,
ond having a cross at the head. It bore
these words:
"To the memory of Pleasance Orcen-
acre, who died on Easter Day, 1S85."
The setting sun shone full upon tiie
stone, as In years gone by It had shone
on Pleasance Greenacre's golden hair.
It was Sunday afternoon nnd Mrs.
Varney had strolled Into Kensington
gardens, preferring tho sonde of the
trees to her drawing room a view
shared entirely by the two fox terriers
who accompanied her.
She found a comfortable shady seat,
and settled herself down to think; and
her thoughts were of Lord Farehaven.
She called him Hubert to herself, be
cause he had been Hubert when ho was
her brother's greatest chum, In the
days before ho went to India. Hubert
Steele had been her Ideal, and Lord
Farehaven did not fall far short of It.
She had been very glad to meet him
again, more glad than she cared to ac-
knowledge nnd he had seemed glad,
too. Looking up she saw him approach
ing, and her pulses quickened.
'I learned you were In the gardens,"
ho said, seating himself at her bidding,
"so decided to follow you."
"I hardly expected you to-day, or any
one, and so I brought my poor doggies
out for a run. They hato London. Havo
you been away? I half thought you
would be at the opera Inst night. Ethel
and I looked In vain for you."
"I ran down Into the country for a
day, ou Friday, and only returned at 8
last evening."
She, remembered tho picture.
"And Is It like what it was?"
"Like and unlike. It all seems so un
real-like a tale that Is told."
"I know that feeling as though one
hud been sonic one else In those far-off
days. Tho past never satisfies me.
Some people live In the past; I think tho
present Is tho happiest time. It Is a
mistake to treasure up dead rose leaves
when tho roses bloom every year."
"And yet tho scent of the dead leaves
Is sweet."
'Not so sweet as tho freshly gathered
rosea from tho garden."
ted rarely
"We may not nil pluck them," ho said.
'Perhaps It Is because we do not dare
or do not care," she replied softly.
"Gladys," he said, taking her llttlo
gloved hand In his own, "Will you
show mo where to gather the roses?"
Mainly About People.
ODD LONGINGS OF CHILDREN.
They Wnut Montr l'urieii, Hcent Hot-
tics mill Oolil-llenileil-Cnuc.
"Children's wants are often surpris
ing," said the matron of uu Institution
for homeless llttlo ones. "Once tltero
came nere u poor, mile, uegieeieu. nan
starved. Initio girl.
"A charitably disposed woman tool;
her for a drive. On the way homo sho
brought the child through tho shopping
jiiuti-mr '
" 'Now, tell me what you want most
of everything you have seeu. Is It a
doll?'
"'Pleaso. inn'am, I'd like u Dottle of
scent,' wns the unexpected answer, as
she pointed to n bottle of cologne."
On another oeaslon a lady who was
visiting the Institution asked a small
boy what she must bring him for
Christmas. "A walking-stick with a
gold neail, no suiu uuicuiy.
That Is the way with the children."
the matron explained. "They Iiuvo
never been used to playthings mid they
doll't llllSS theill.
A ,i liiutinii... it tltlu witu nil Mi-iilititi '
who had been banged around during
her seven years of life from one poor
family to another. None of them had
beeu nble to give her more than barely
enough to eat and a few old cast-olf
rags for clothes.
A wealthy woninu became Interest
ed In the unhappy tot after she came
to us.
You're to have a new dress and a
new hat,' she told the waif, 'and some
thing else nice. Now what Is that some
thing else?'
'"Is It a imrst1 a money purse?' she
shouted. 'That's what I've always
wanted more'u anything In the world.' "
How He Got Kveu.
One of my most successful excursions.
says the author of an entertaining ar
ticle on Modern Jerusalem In Frank
Leslie's Popular Monthly, resulted from
the opportune nppeuiiiuce of it goat on
top of a stone wall. It was down near
the bazaars.
What Is the goat doing up there?" 1
Inquired.
lie has gone up there to eat," said
the dragoman.
"To eat?"
"Yes. to what you call pasture."
"Pasture on the roof?"
"Yes, it Is large. Many things grow
there. You wish to go up?"
It ended lu our getting two Moslem
lads to show us a place where It was
possible to climb the wart with the help
of cracks for bauds and feet. At least
It was possible for them to climb It. but
I slipped when about halfway up. nud
came down sprawling, vine jiosiem
lads laughed heartily, which was morti
fying; so when we finally got safely up
(I wits pulled and boosted) I made the
drngoman translate the proverb which!
says that every man Is good nt his own
game. And I offered them n plaster
.
each to Imitate me In a little thing that .
any lad lu my country would do easily.
Tlinv wished lo trv.
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tl.la rin.iil rniii- r i. it fruit nn 11 ml mill
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her.
.inivn slow v unt vour right Knee!"" ul i-"-""
touches the ground-so, and come iipi"I'a vnney, in which bi e. iilt uuUm. .
again."
The Moslem lads tried this several
times, nnd went sprawling after each
attempt, while I laughed.
"Tell them that Is my game," I said,
and felt better.
Tho Coiitlnucil Story.
"1 never let a man die at the end of a
chapter," the historian Freeman once ;
said, "because Johnny Green told me
not to." The modern continued story
exemplifies a like theory of pausing at
the very brink of an absorbing event.
We sometimes complatu of a novel
which runs a year serially. Let us
think on our mercies.
The first two parts of the "Astree,"
one of the most famous of French nov
els, were published In 1010. An admlr
Ing public waited four or five years for '
the third part aud several more for the
fourth and fifth parts.
At the same time lived Mademoiselle
de Scudery, uiemoruble as tho author of
the first romances of any note written
by a woman. She composed, and pub
lished by Installments, novels of a
length unknown to the reeble readers
of to-day. Every story was originally
Issued In batches of small octavos,
sometimes running to n score or so! Mr.
Vincent describes her as "tho most piti
less writer of fiction that the world has
ever known."
Tho Bamo seventeenth century Illus
trates agnln the willingness of French
writers to bide their time. The poet
Mnlherbo wished to console a friend on
the death of his wife. By the time the
poem was finished tho gentleman hud
been consoled, remnrrled, und wus him
self dead!
Left Undone.
When ono Invests one's cupltal in n
vocation or a mission of llfo, ono cun-
not afford to havo friends. The expen
slvencss of friendship does not llo In
what ono docs for one's friends, but lu
whnt one, out of regurd Tor them,
leaves undone. This menus the crush
ing of many un Intellectual germ.
Food Vuluo of I'MhIi.
Fish has very high food Value; in fact
Is very neurly as nutritious ns chicken
or turkey.
Some men are bigamists, but ono wlf
Is more than lue average man can man
age.
atBQLD WOMAN BANDIT.
ESTHER VANOE. A BANKER'S
DAUGHTER AND AOTRESS.
8Uo linn Kluurctl I" Mmiy Ihifliiit
Hold-Una in the Went Now KcporloJ
DylitKUt llor Home In Virginia City
A Driiuiiitlc Career,
The career of Esther Vnnce, bandit
and convict, who Is said to bo dying at
hor home In Virginia City, Nov., sur
t,.1Hsl,M i,, .irnmutlo Interest the story of
- ,lmny u wrler f fiction. She wan Horn
1 i,. s, uiuirles. Mo., tho daughter of n
1 1,...,!.-.- mi reL-eivod cood educational
1 ,uiVuiituges. Slie had a beautiful volo
1 tno b t0 ,icvi,i0 u she was
sent to Purls to study mimic. After her
father's death tho fortmio left by hlin
molted away and In 1871 Esther ap
peared lu Sau Francisco as a candidate
for stage distinction. Her success was
consldt'iable, but she gave no effort to
tiuike It periutinent, but bought enjoy
ment lu long country trips, riding ou
horseback throughout the State, visit
ing tlie mining rumps, and sometimes
with companion, but more frequently
1 nhme. iim-sulnu nn erratic onriMjr. nl
.,... ,..u.rv.llir .. collalderuble sum of
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nml .,.. Illlim Plliiiiu.il with n
I hnniltinnia. linn, nf n'.'nU In tin. ok III.
fill use of which sho gave exhibitions.
, She had many sultois attracted by the
amuzoiilnn novelty of her life, hut she
preferred the company of gamblers,
who had no Interest lu loveuiaklng, nnd
, finally she chose as her companion Unit
J Iteece, one of the most notoilous of hli
I time, who changed Ids inline to Vnuco
, and beenme known ns her husband.
Known In Mlnlnv Cnmim.
I When the prosperity of the ConiNtock
began to fade away mid sterner busl-
I ttess methods reduced the miners' pay
from ?I0 to u day to $ri ami 7(1 tho
gambling fraternity of Virginia lind to
seek new Holds. About the same time
all the mining properties In the Sierras,
both In Colorado aud Nevada, were
capitalized and operated by companies
using the hydraulic system nnd the
wild life of these uuriferous lauds set
tled down Into orderly ways, and Hud
Vance and his amazon partner dlsap-
peared. They weie heard of at Hele-
Mont., at Leadvllle. and lu Arizona.
"a. nnaiiy came it ory iron. u.. u
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In which they weie wounded, and the
woman wns shot lu the sUle and ierl-
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ami soon lllierwaru occurrru iuu ru;.
1 . f 1 1 f-i.ti In .iTTi.au. In l.l.
nud a Mexican were Implicated. A
number of other train robberies fol-
mil-en -iiii-iiv nn in.- lint ijl liiu i.i'ii-
tral Pacific Itoad, and principally In the
Sierras. The method of these was
varied, but the description of the per
sons concerned wns repeated and tho
figure and Identity of Esther Vance be
iran to take form In all of them. That
a woman took purt In these exploits Is
well known, for, In female attlro, she
made no special effort to conceal her
self, as one Instance on tho Denver ami
Itlo Grande Salt Lake City express will
show. The evening train westward
was Just pulling Into Colorado Springs
when a mnn and a woman drove up on
a buckboard with a large case contain
ing nn enormous dog. The woman
hailed the agent and prepaid tho ex-
press charges on the dog to Salt Lake,
She attended the box to the car door
aud handed the express messenger n
gold piece.
"Take good care of my dog, won't
you?" she said. "I will scud hhn some
thing to eat on the train at Marshall
Pass, say and give him water, won't
you?"
At Marshall Pass a man appeared at
the car door with some meat and a pan
of water. ' I reckon I had better feed
him myself," he said. "He's rathor
fierce." And thus he gained admission
to the car. The pan would not go Into
the box and the stranger began with n
knife to cut a larger opening for It. In
the meantime the train started and the
messenger told the visitor be must
leave tho car.
"In Just a moment," wus the reply,
and as the messenger walked back lo
open tho door to give him exit tho
stranger fired upon nnd shot him fatal
ly In the neck. He then admitted his
accomplices, who were hidden on the
front platform, and leisurely looted the
car. Then two of them passed through
the train nnd deliberately robbed every
passenger. One of those who gathered
the watches and money wns told by the
other to lot the women alone. "Not at
all," was the (.colling retort. "They
don't need tho money they never
earned, and can get moro tho samu
way,"
This person Is supposed to have been
Esther Vance, and there Is some reason
to think It was she also who shipped
tho dog, eutered the Bleeping car,
changed her dress to a man's apparel,
and shot the messenger,
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I
In 18S7, on the n'ght of the 12th of
July, tho BooWiiwo htlMi1, with passen
gers and mall, broke ilown In it shallow
ford through Stony Creek. At tho stumi
time two horsemen rude up anil volim
leered to aid tho' ill Ivor. They rodo
alongside of tho stage anil, tak tig ihe
pUNHongers ou tno croup of tnelr Mid
dle, carried them to dry land. Th-ui
with a lariat they made fust to the
stago and helped to pud tho vohlelu to
the bank. This being done onu or iheni
ordered tho whole party, some nine lu
number, to clasp hands and to hold
their iirniK high lu tno nlr. This com
iiiiuhI was enforced with u pistol by one
of the riders, who sat iistr.dn of his
borne smoking u cigarette. Ills com
panion ilellbo.ntely cut open the mall
punches, opened the letters, nud slowed
their vitW.ub.u contents into his poncho.
Neither of tho robbers wo:e a urn k.
but both had long black boards, which
were af ton. aid found to be false i.nil
were used for Ihe purpose of disguise.
Tho passengers weie tnon ordeird to
deliver their valuables, and tho high
waymen with a nioekli.g laugh lode
away.
The pursuit was nt once begun, mm
continued for days until the thieves
were run to earth at a spring whleu
Issues from it cleft lu the inoiiiiiiiius
aud Hows Into l-nku Taboo. The only
approach to It was by it narrow passage
through which tho stream flowed, mm
here Hud Vance made hi last defense.
Three persons who approached were
shot down fatally, but It was not until
tho surrounding hll's were n-ended,
from which fusil ado after fusillade
was poured down Into the robbers' re
treat, that their answering lire was
silenced. Then a rush was made up
the gorge. The man was dead, shot
with several bullets, nud the woman
was lying by his side, her hip broken
by a ball from a Winchester express
rllle. She was lu man's dress. ad we
IwHi.lli- niniiwl lla.llli. tnbi.fl In U'iinIi.ii.
County prison, she was recogu'.fil a
Ksther Vance aud was Indicted for rob
bery and murder.
f)a. liait- aillliB.iiiltnii. tvlnt u-ltim hIii.
wns convicted and sentenced to llfo Im
prisonment, she cursed at the Judge
and Jury. Sho was sent to Carson,
where sho spent four years lu tho pr's
on hospital. Pity was then aroused for
her and her sentence was suspended.
She then took up her residence In the
house In Virginia City where she Is
dying.
Tlio I-.nrly KImIiik l'nlliioy.
No ono has so well hit olT the weak
ness of tho old-tlmo counsel about I
"early to bed anil early lo rise" as Hie
late John (. Snxe, unless It was the
great Dr. Arnold, of Hugby fame, who
used to say that early rising, though
necessary for schoolmasters, was one
of the few hardships In life which lialilt
did not make more easy. Itemember
Ing this, It Is Interesting to lind a
writer lu n medical Journal making the
stntement that early rising, when ac
complished with effort, does uo one any
good. "Tho reason," ho says, "Is ob
vious enough. There may be truth lu
the old copy book saying that 'If you
go to bed at 10 you can get up at (),'
but, unfortunately, It does not follow
that If you get up at 0 you can go to
bed nt 10. For one thing, tlie amenities
of social life put obstacles lu your path.
And In this ease, of course, early rising
merely means Insufllclent sleep." The
fact Is that the amount of sleep needed
by a person to maintain good health,
like the amount of food, must bo deter
mined by Individual wants aud condi
tions. Early rising Is nut per so a spe
cial virtue to be cultivated and exhibit
ed on all occasions' Under certain phy
sical conditions It may be. Indeed, tho
very tendency to bo most avoided.
Leslie's Weekly.
Ho Krfoadly.
After they had kissed each other and
each had disposod of a chocolate to
show that there was no 111 feeling be
tween them, tho blonde said:
"Ho Mabel Is married?"
"So I've heard," returned the bru
nette. "Nice girl," ventured the blonde.
"Oh, yes," returned tho brunette.
'.'I wouldn't say a word against her
for tho world."
"Neither would I. How do you sup
pose she ever got him?"
"I'm sure I don't know. Do you?"
"No; I would give nnythlng to know."
'6o would I. It cerbilnly wasn't her
biuuty."
"Oh, no!"
"Or her cleverness."
"The Idea Is absurd."
"I can't understand It nt all. They
say she was married by tho registrar
first and nftorward at the church."
"I shouldn't wonder. She naturally
wanted to make awfully suro'of him."
"Of course. It Is the only way sho
could keep him. But I am glad sho has
caught some one. Mabel Is a dear glr,
and It would bo cruel to say anything
ngalnst her."
'Indeed It would. I wouldn't do It
for the world!"
"Neither would I." Now York Press.
Evory womun object to the manner
In which men shake bands,
GREAT PUMPING BY A MULE.
Orer n Mnncr mid Through mi Unci.,
Inu lilillO Incite In Hl.i-.
A most reinarltable story, tho li nn.
which Is vouched Tor by MmJ, II. It: Hel'
.tun llw. .....II. If .11. ,
..v... aiu .. .-aa-atiaian II nil COI Clll' lllllll
nun Mcverai oi urn employes, concermn
tWO fllll-growil lllllles JllinillllL' llmnn.
a slnnll window lu the old horse ear hiIiI
bios in Manchester. IiIih just eonut tdnj
iigur. nut story, us related by MnJ,
neiueu, nun sworn io ny several of th
most reliable men In his employ, u n
roitows:
The blacksmith, Henry Daudrid
(who has since died) was reiiulri d in l-
to the stables dally to examine aim re
..I...... ..If al...t I....I l i 1
iiiin i uu nii.M-n mm unu ihtiiuiO lOOrle op
neon lost while the mules wvro at work
uu inu (h-ciumoii reierioil lo iiliove lie
mid purchased a new sheepskin ap on
wnieu mo iniiies unu never seen, nud
when Dandrhlge wont Into the stiw
without waruliig. one of them. "Hot
neeaiuo uiiiruicii ai me s:glit of Hi
leather and leaped through the ope
window to tho ground outside.
MnJ. Seidell says he cat no In ahon
this time, ntul upon learning the cans
of the excitement, ordered the man t
go Hack into the stall, and when h
started the mule reared op and wa
about to repeat tho performance n
feared the mule might not be hi f
lunate lu the second Jump and told th
man to eoiuo out of tho stall
Tho "Maggie" mule, says MnJ. Sidileii
Jumped, through u window the sain
size on the opposite side of the stnlil
and us far as ho could iIIkcumt, upoi?
close examination, neither of tlieni re
celved the slightest scratch, lie say
tracks were plainly visible on the out
side where tho "Hot" mule lauded am!
mnilo uu elTort to turn and again f u
tile window. Mio being still ha t-reil l
a unwilling on Ihe Inside. The liaSte
' " 'oi mug. nuii'-m-ii io j
0011111 fOlir llllll II lllllf feel IHMHO Mil
! floor ou which Ihe mule sImoi!
Window opening. 1 foot tl III' h s I y
' feet (I Inches. Trough. "J fei t wide. Tof
Df trough to lloor. 2 feet 1 1 lu h s. Kr.iiffl
bottom of window sill to ground nut
side. I feet 7 Inches. Klehiiioud Timer
RECENT INVENTIONS.
Fruit Jars can be quickly nud easllj
sealed or opened by a new machines
which bus two Independent lexers, proi
vlded with adjustable collars, to cnl
iraco the cover and Jar respectively, ifl
pull ou the lovers tightening the collar
and turning the cover.
Type faces of a new tjpeurlter nrd
arranged on nine type bars In rows ot
three each, with sblfilng keyn for mil
Justing the bars to strike the lellerrj
.a.... 1-...1 ....l.... ...!. ..I.... b....u a,. ..rlnfl
1 Ill-rail I'll, lining na, annv r-jn w (""vf
i the letters and two shlfl-lteys to rulsei
, aud lower tho type bars.
I Improved hooks and eyes have the I
central portion of the eye broadened
and flattened with u shoulder ou either I
side of the center, which prevents lut-1
oral movement of the hook and the two I
members can be separated only at tho I
widened portion of the eye.
A detachable tie retainer has been de
signed for use with plain collar-but
tons, a flat piece of uietitl being slotted I
through tho center, with an enlarge
ment nt one end for the Insertion of
the head, the cuds of tho device being!
bout over to form an open loop.
I A Canadian bus designed a water
I cycle which olfers very Ittle resistance I
I to tho water, the Moats which support
I the propelling mechanism being com-!
I posed of two long cylinder of smiilll
I diameter, with tho ends brought to
! point to decrease the resistance.
To rapidly decrease the urea of nl
canoe sail n new reeling device has nl
light brace set In the sail parallel to
tho boom, the hitter being suspended ln
brackets which allow It to be revolved!
by pulling n cord, thus winding up tho
still und drawing It down on tho mast.
A Connecticut man has patented u
HWltchtiirnlng mechanism which can
bo operated by tho foot, comprising n
vertical spring-controlled rod set In tho
car floor, with n foot pluto at the top
uud a wedgu sluiped head at Ihe lower
end to swing the switch lu either di
rection.
Lazy, Ilumiy mill I'oiiutleHH.
The Porto Itlean men, especially those
f tho lower class, are apt to be Idle and
lazy and to loungo around the house
wlille tho women work. The women
und children hiivu thu privilege nf doing'
their own farming, begging, stealing,
und vending. They uru happy, content
ed, nnd hungry when they havo uo
money, and they are its hungry, buppy.
and contented when they have money.
in fnf. thnv iini-er have money. If
they need a dollar, nnd they can get It
by working ono day, they will work ono
day. If they get CO cents a day, uicj
will work two days. Contact with VA
Americans has aroused thulr cupUllty
i.... i.- I, .11 Hi., It- netlvltV
nut JlllB Mill nuiiiaaaini-ii ...v.. '
and they think now that one nay s
fort should be us productlvo ns lwi
.una.,. iraaiplv 'l'lln AltierlcUll OCCUs
pittlon and tho enhanced puivlmslngvl
power of the money has, tnererore, i- j
dueetl tho necessity for wonting ""-
half.
The inon gamble- when they hftTO aj
fww cents, and they always loso. uoju
they aro all successful In this dlroctl
Is one of tho unexplained mysionen,
.1 !..... nr.. nil hnr
tlioy nil go uroite, mm "vi -
.. . . ..nl,.lu na.,1 pnnvJ
py ill tueir persunm iiu-a.-..; A'i
tent to absorb malarial Plasmodia nnfli
suck sugarciiue.-Chleago Inter uccnnj
Cnrneslo's Hcotolt Mnnaffcr, J
A.im, PnriieL-Io's mnuager ft ""I
Scotch estates Is the man who ftPWJ
him to operate a teiegrapn wr 1
When a. nan forgets ;to JJ
If sho needs any moiiqH'" '" "HS
honeymoon is ou tnowar
. . ..... r i:,T,iT7 8" bwiiiw
"il I"""" V' -7, ,,, If amit
tho rigging cosia umuL
keeps a man on'tlio r