nnrn n nn jwnnena A Tale of tho Early Setllarsi of Louisiana, t DY AUSTIN C. DURDICK CIIAI'THU I. We tvliii I urn imr ojoa ivcatwnnl ntil Itrtiolilluic the "Hlnr of Umpire" netting nllllil Hie golden (voters uf tll I'nrlflr, Sihlln llii fill. I nf ii r iiiithin' banner nl liioa'l rn wrn i I In' continent, urn prone 1 look itiiii I lie Mill.')- of tin Mlaalaalppl ii n ri'iiluii ulil In clvillintltiii. Vol. limn nflir 111 ii Atlantic shore worn gemmed Mllli cities mil thriving villages, Urn lllcitt valley nf In. uild-rnntlnriit wna n vnt s.illlu.ii. uiikiiimn In imr forefathers, 1 .nil If nflcr cidleiio mill school, govern ment mnl courts. ... Idle iiml lin r.-ln-, had allien mnl lluuilahcd In lln' Atlmilli! colonies, the ri'il inmi IiiiiiIimI hi gaunt III I In- forest, mill ilriivn hi conne over Ilio bosom nf lin. iiri'iil Father of Waters, tmintdcilod hy I In' i,ilcfnnil In v mlt r. In tin. nil Ml" nf lin- sixteen iinlury, liol.l mnl hardy hnnd of ' adventurous klilvlita mnl warriors, led by Hernando it Holn, lmnli.il nl tliu hay nf Hmitii Hilrl(il, III Florida, mnl, In nil lln pride mi I imnip ii f itlorhm iirrny, ataried off through Hi" ili'i'li forest In quest uf thOto fabled lilies whore iintnlil Kul'l nn sited llii'lr fouling. (In tin')' iviiil, meeting nml overcoming iihalnt-te liiiiuincriible, mnl, At li'liillli, n mini mnl weary remnant of the once proud Inmi ,H tin nil til rest ii'i the hank of llu mlithly rlwr. A little f urllicr mi, they went llirmiiili tin- wilds of A rW it n xi n, hut tln ka m stern, dork forest, Willi Its areuging horde uf ri'.l men. mi't llii'iu nt cur) step, mil lln-jr in liu' Imrk In the .Mississippi, where ln Hutu laid down mil died. Ill Hicot. linrd li.'iirt linn broken. The remnant nf Ida f-u haatlly conalriicted n few rude tiwiI. nml aullod ilnnn Hit. rlvrr, fob Ion. v ln t-iiraoa nf III.' Indiana. ' thla, tin. ureal valley remained tin'. M by Ilio whlto nun for n cell I" . n half, win n, III .Inly, til'.'l, n . nl uf liiirimi nn.l ('umnllnn, under Juliet nml Marquette, rcnrhi-0 ih luiik uf the Blent rltcr. They hail come from Ilio Ht. Lawrence, mnl Im.l won dered tlir.niKli the mat aitlltinlea of tho Mnunicc nml tho Wnhsah. They Honied iluwn na far n the nnitilh nf the Ar kaiisas, where, hnvlug nimle Ihriiiiclti urn that the Mississippi i-mpt liil Inln the Gulf (if Men l.o, they ri'tnrni'il tu their people In Canada. Great rejoicings were held orer the repnrta theae ttdunttmra brotlilht with them; yet Juliet mnl Mar quette IhiIIi ille.l ere tho white innll again sought the Father nt Water. He veil yenra later, the celebrated I.a Halle, nt the henil nf forty aolillera nn.l n few tiiiiuka, fonn.l the mighty rlrer, nml After recrosslng the Atlantic, nn.l return lui with inure nlil, ijinl after .nluj thluiixh mlveiilurea nlmixt lu. riilll.le. he fairly cmniuen. imI a roloiiy In Loulalana. In 1IW7. he waa aaaaatluateil by lilt own companion", ami the tew white turn left were little better than mere hanilful of wan.lerera In the wlhlrrniwi. A few year Inter, cnine tlm mm whets namra are rherlaheil nt nmnns thiuo who urfereil the unwt ami wurke.l the moat faithfully for Hit nohlo home of tho Hon In. Moat prnmlm-nt amonz them were the two brother, Iherilllo an I llleiltrllle, tho latter of whom wa the fnumler of the rlly of New Orlean, an.) for many year coventor of the colony. Kroin thla time really coiiiinenrnl the growth of Iullnna, Till territory wn luhahlte.1 hy niimer out trll.u of In.llnua, more mimeroua, perlmpa, than In any other aectlnu of the country. Koine of them "ere mere fam lllr, InalKlllllonnt In their enpnelty na ill tlnctlre tribe, but yet apenklnK nil I. II. .ill peculiar to themaelre, rherlahlni their own eirltolre trmlltlon, mnl cxcrclaluj II the rliihta of lu.lepenili lit powera. Hut the prlurlpnl trlhea In the aoiilhern coun try were three In number the Nntehen, the ChiK-tnwa, mil the Chh-knanna, ami with theae nn.l the hih.k, .11.1 tho l'retich of that prrlo. ha in mo.tly to deal. It waa In the aiimmer of IT37 that we Introiluco our remlera to a plcaanut home on the hnnka of the Mlaalaalppl, Koine forty mile nlxiro where the city of llim.u Ilouge now ntnnila. the Mnriiula Ilrlnn Kt. Jullen hail loeateil hlmaelf, ami erectvil n liouae. Ho wn now pnat the prime of life, liurlnir been aome live iv.it on the run. I throuuh the aei'on.l half eeuliiry of hla life, ami hint left I'mine out of (itiro Manual for tho aoelety ho wn ohllKoil ti inlncle with there. Unlike niuat of i. loan who rnmo to the now homo lu the . It wllilerneaa, he waa wenlthy, lto ' il left hla wife In the tomb of her mi ceitnra, nml her ilenth wna n aeiere blow upon. Ill ii.ihlo henrt. Money wna potent, even In the wll.ler ne, mnl the mniiiul. hml the moat numptuoo real.lt nee lu the country. Ni-nr hi ratnte, tho Krent river mmle n avtcep to tho weatwnrtl, nml hi linum wna built upon n anuill trlbutnry alri'iiui, whleh run nearly aotilh from It miurce, mnl nt n illatnnco of nearly two mile fiom tho Mlaalaalppl. Hero ho nml hi fnmlly Ille.l, with aitch of hi ilinuoatlea na were lli'i'.k'.l uhotit lilm. The liouae fnce.1 to tho weat, helm! about ten ro.U from the river. Next were two hull.llUK, olio upon tho north nn.l tho other upon tho aouth of the main liouae, nn.l eiull nbout twenty feet ilia t ii tit. Theao were for the resilience of tliu blnek alnvea. Then bark of nil theae, nn.l illatnnt forty feet, were two moru hull. I Inm. ono of thrill, twenty feet fjiinre, win for tho Ktnble, mnl the other, lifty feet (quart1, waa for tho ueiiernl aloro liouao of provlaloiia for both mnn ami benat. In front of the mnln ilwelllnut exlenileil u beautiful ifnnlcn nlmoat to tho liver, OuUl.lo of all, wna n alout, bnrrlemle, romplt'tely I'lirlotlnjr tho (rrniiu.l on wiiieh atoml tho bullilliiisa nml moat of tho pinion. It wna funnel of poata ilrlven llriuly Into tho froinnl, nt tho illatnnco of a foot npnrt nml twetvo feet liluli, nml then theao intervnla wcro tllthtly lllletl with other ttprliiht tlmbera, firmly fnatenoil In their plucea by trnn.1 versi! glrlha nn.l (tout wooilen pint. Thero wero ininieroua loop or iiort'Iiolou tlir.niKli thla bnrrlemle, which could bo openeil or cloned nt plenaurn, Tho whole liouteholil of tho mnrquls conalateil of fifty-two persona. Thoro wero hlinaelf mnl two children, nml ono nephew) elitlit mnlo whlto aervnnta nn.il live femiilo wlilteal twenty-Ova blnclt mnlca, nml ten feniulea of tlio name dusky hue. Anil now, considering that Ut, Jullen hail arma nml iiinu'iunltloii In plenty, wo tnny supposo Hint ho Iiml lit tlo to four from tho roil neighbor who prowled nbout Ills promises. Anil yet ho Iiml ono protection that ought to hnvo been more powerful than nil olso, nml Hint was tho perfect honor ami genulno kindness with which ha troutoil nil the Indians with whom ho enmo lu contact. I,nto ono nfternoon, tho mnrquls wont put Into ono of hla fields that Iny upon tho rich bottom of tlio Walnut Itlvor. Tho Mnrquls Bt. Jullen was a tall man, with a (light tendency to stoop In his gait, though thU wu tnoro tho result of n luil'lt nf deep thought which ho hnd I intitrncleil than uf nny iihjslcnl cnusc. Ills linlr waa gray -a dark, granlto-llko gray, mid he wore It long over hi ahoiil tiers, whither It depended III lonaeiy How i lug curl. Ill feature wore very rpgu In r mnl limitlanmi', but pale nml thought' I till. Ilia dies was mostly of black vol . it't, mi. I a few iiriimiienls of Jet. Ilv una, In (null, n uuhlo-tnokliig mull, mil Jiiat aiiili mi olio a the common clasa tumid lovo to nhoy ami Instinctively rn apeel. Heiieo hla aervunta wero fondly n t tu Ileal to lilm, and III alnvea lured him. lie hml nearly gullied the southern edge of the eoiae, when ho wns startled from hli reverie by hearing a crsahlng atiuiid nimiiig the dry atleka near lilm. He slopped quickly, ami on tho Instant his pistol wna In hla limid. He had time to see n dark object glide from the pnlh in front of him lownrda the rlrer, nnd he liiiuii'illiitely resolved Hint this was some thing which wished to eat-apo him. An other thing, alaii, occurred to Id mind, mid Hull wna Hint no man rniiltl eacapo by the way the myallc object had taken; for mil over l reel fr.ini the path lu that section wna n deep, wltlu tlltili, which ho had rniiaed In be dug for tlm liurpoae of draining a pleco of wet laud beyond tho hlekury wood. ' Tlie iiuirqilla attipped, and aa ho did ao, il tall, ponerfiil man alepped back lu Ilio path. It wna nil Indian, who atnod near ly n head tsller than Ht. Julian, and whoso form wns straight ami muscular. "How?" uttered tho marquis, atepplng bnck nml lowering the inuislo of hla pla till; "what tinea the Htiltig Herprnt hero?" "He la only lu the path whleh hi whlto brother lin made through tho foreat," returned the red man, alcudltig proudly elect. "Hut wherefore art thou In hla pathl" "The Htuiig Berpent la on hi way to 111 people.' "And are there none of thy people with thenV Hoe the Htung Herpent ho who aland second among tho Hun of Not ches wander alone ao far from homej" "Vua, fr ho I not afraid. He know the white chief I hi frit nd, and where fore should hu feurV "Hut why did you come here?" naked the marqula, coming more directly to tho point. "1 rnmo to guide anmo tradera on their way to the town of the great white chief, nn.l my boat la left abovo vthrro the great river turn toward tho aettlng ami," miaiveied the Indian. "Then let my red brulhr rlurn with me io my home, and thero rut for the night." Hut the Indian would not accept the Imitation. Ho professed to be In baste, ami In n few moment more, he turned on hla way, nml wa soon out of alght Aa tho marqula tuni.il once more home ward, he pondered upon this thing. He knew tho Htung Herpent well. He was Hie only brother of the tlreat Hun, or thief, of tho Nntches, and was tho most noted wnrrlor of tho whole tribe. Thus far, In all their Intercourse, Ht. Jullen had found him upright and honorable, but he well knew how treacherous the Notches could be. and how the crime of one white mall agalnat them could be via ited upon the head of alt with whom they might come In contact. That Htung Herprnt ahuuld have come fifty mllea from hla village to guide a few traders did not seem probable, snd yet the mar quis was at a loa for any other causa of the visit. At all events, he rrsolivd to Ik) prepared for danger; so when he reached Ills dwelling, he called bis peo ple together, mid having Informed them of what he had seen, he bade them bo on their guard. After hating done this, he was about to turn towards the house, when one of hla black, a huge tlulneaman of Aabante, named Tony, camo up to him and spoke. "Look heah, ma'r, I seed dat ar Injun when be went down, an' he did hab two white men with Mm. Hut he's been a lookln' all 'bout heah ills long while. Die arternoou I seed hlui on de bill ober heah by de rattle, an' he was a lookln' sharp all round. H poao be wants some of your fnt oxen, cb, tnoa'rl" "When dl.rhe go down, TonyJ" "Arly ills morula'." "Ami when did you see him first on his return V "Jus 'bout an hour arttr noon." "Then see that the doga are confined among the cattle. The red scamps may mean mischief." And with thla, the marqula turned and went Into the house. He did not wish to lose nny. of hla cattle, though be would reinlly hnve given bountifully of them to those In Hbaolute need, Ah, Ht. Jullen, watch thy cattle, but the red man wants them uot. His quest Is nearer thy heart I (JIIAl'TMl II. We havo remarked that the Marquis Rt. Jullen had two children. They were twins, nnd wero n boy nn.l a girl. Louis Ht. Jullen had seen, aoventeen yenra of life, and he hml much of hla futher'a look, save Hint hla frame never promlsej such height. Thoao who knew I .mils best, knew bow noble be nns nt heart, nml how feurlcta he wns of danger. In the hour of tho deepest peril, he carried n steady hum! nnd a cool bend, nnd If he was more llimi usually moved, It was for mine loved frit n I who might share Hie danger with lilm. His linlr, whleh waa of ii durk golden hue, hung loosely orer hla shoulders, curling, as did has father's, nml Ids ejt'S were Inrgo and bright, nnd of II deep-bluo color. The slater wna culled tonlse. Not only wns alio of the aiinic nge, but In every re spect of fenturu did alio resemble her brother. Hho m nv hne been n little smaller, but the difference yn not read ily noticed. Hho had tho anmo regularity of feu tore, tho anmo deep golden hnlr, the enmo brilliant bluo eye, tlio anmo fnir, open brow, nnd tho anmo nobleneas nf expression. She was a beautiful girl, and na sho nml her brother wandered nbout together, mnuy nnd tunny wero tho untutored red men who hnd dwelt with a sort of religious nwo upon Hie fair pic ture. Wo hnvo also snld that the marqula hnd n nephew living with him. This wna Hlmoii I.obols, tho son of Ht. Jullcn's sister. Ho wns near llve-nnd-thlrty years of nge, rather below the medium stature of tnnu, nnd not very perfect In physical form, Ills shoulders wore heavy, almost to humplnrss, and his head was thrown forwnrd Instead of standing erect. His arms wero very loug, and his legs rather short mid crooked. Ills hair was black nnd crisp, aud his eyes also black ami small; his fnco wn very regular In fca titro, nnd might hnve been called hand' aome but for the tendency of tho brow to promaturo wrinkles, the atranga sharp noes of tho small black oyes, and tho tin couth crlsplness of tho hair. lie had been left an orphan at tho age of twenty, aud had soon squandered what little pat rimony was loft him. After this, he had sought his uncle, who kindly gave him a homo, Simon was an excellent account ant, ao when tho marquis resolved to como to America, he took hla nephew with him, to help superintend tho busi ness, nnd also to net aa tutor tor his two children, for Simon was a good scholar. It was ou tho second evening after the marqula had root tho Stung Serpent In tho wood that the family wore sitting In ono of the rooms which looked out upon tho garden. It was towards 8 o'clock, but thero wcro na lamps lighted, for the moon wns up, bright and full, In the west, ' nnd her soft beams wero poured Into the altllng room lu a gentle Hood, which suf ficed for all purposes of conversation, Thiia the fnmlly sat, when one of the ser vants entered and niiiioiineed that a stranger had arrived and naked for abet ter and food. Ht. Jullen' answer waa quickly, (pokem "(Jim hi ui food, and then conduct lilm hlllier." In tlm menntline, lights wero brought, nnd when the newenmer tillered, tho win dows hail been closed ami the room was now brilliantly lighted. He was n tnll, nobly formed man, not over flve-ond' twenty, with n profusion of lint-brown ringlets clustering nbout his high, full brow, and n sweet smile of gratitude lighting up his hnndsome fare, "Hnl n whlto man?" uttered the mar qula, stnrtlng up. "Welcome, air thrice welcome! My mind has ao run upon theao retl dogs, for tho pnat four-and-twelity hoiira, that I expocted to hao seen one of them now. And a country innnj'' "Ves, sir," apoka the stranger, la a volco peculiarly nnft nnd pleasant, "franco la my native land." "Then welcome agnln," resumed the boat, shaking the stranger once more by the hand, ami then conducting lilm to a seat. Tho conversation turned upon tho nat ural topics of tho times, but Hlmon Ido!s did not Join In It. He had made one or two remarks at tho commencement; but, suddenly, ho seemed moved by the stran ger's appearance, and now was engaged In scanning his countenance. At length, ho seemed to have arrived at a solution of the mystery, nnd a dark cloud gathered orer his feature. Meanwhile the conversation went on, and both I,oula and !oulie seemed try ing to recall soino memory of the past "How fsr up are you going" asked the marqula, at length. "At preaent," returned the etranger, "I had only thought of aeeklng the dwelling of the Marquis Hrlon Ht. Jullen." "A hi" uttered the hoat, elevating his eyebrows. "Did you ever know me In Franco J" , "Very well." "Hut-really " The msrquls wss here Interrupted by Louis, who at that moment sprang from his chair. "Aha!" tho youth cried, "I know yon now!" "Do you?" said the visitor, arising and grasping Loul by the hand. "Ya yea; Ootipart Ht. Dcnlsl" "Ht. Denis 1" uttered tho old man, atart- Ing quickly from his chslr and hastening forward. "Ooupart!" cried Ixmlar, also springing forward. "Ooupart Ooupart!" she re peated. "0, It Is-lt Is! Dear, good Ooupart I" And as these words fell from her lips, sho bounded forward and caught the young man by the hand. Ills eye burned with a strsnge light as he met her glsd, Joyous look, and his voice was marked hy a perceptive tromnlousurss as be saldt "Yea, Loulae It la your old friend Ooupart." "Ooupart St. Denial" muttered the dark-browed nephew, to blmaelf, as he cast a look of unmistakable hatred to wards the newcomer. (To be continued.) KNEW PRECISELY WHAT TO DO. Ticket! Told the Whole Rtorx to Her In One Qlance. Tho eharp-nofteil mnn looked dubious ly nftcr tlio rvtrt-ntlng flguro of tho stenographer. "I m In- n qunnilnxy what to d with that girl," bo ald. "I don't know whether to flro lier or raise Iht nalary, I tlon't know what to mnko of her. Sho la the qu.ln.Uwtonco of cither Innocence or deceit. I can't flguro which. About two months ago aome misguided member of n certain bencro lcnt Hoolety sent tiro two tickets for a charity ball to l given nt a well-known hnll In Harlem. I wan suri'rtot'i! to get tliese tickets, for I anpiiosvd that ev erybody who knew ino knew my senti ments In rcgunl to charity. "I tlon't uvllevo In It. I don't believe In giving thlnga away. I have to work for every cent I hnve, ami I expect other people to do the nanio thing. To my tiilntl, tliese folks tlmt dance for charity anil nine for charity and cut nil sorts of tlldoes for lienevolcut puriioitcH are only degrading tho tnnsses they are supposed to U'tieflt. I had expressed this opinion ho often Hint I wns ammed tlmt nnyliotly should nsk mo to coun tenance a lxMievolent scheme by buying a ticket for n ball. Nnturnlly, I put them Itvto an envelope, ami handed Oietn to the stenographer. "Here, Miss Drew,' I raid. 'You know whnt to do with these.' "Yes, air," nhe mild. Thank ou.' "It struck mo then tlmt there was no oitiirIoii for her to thnnk me for re questing her to perform he u. i. i routine of duller, but I didn't k- i. -he I mutter n second thought unt.i tin.', weeks later when n represent.! ' ! tl iKMievolent society called to ' ' $10 for the ball tickets. " 'Hut I didn't use tho tickets,' I i.Uti. 'I don't liellero In charity.' " Turdon ''.' he mild, 'they wcro unil. Here ntv tho numbers sent you nml here nro tho tickets bearing tho Kiune number which were taken In at tlm door. If you didn't want tliem, you ought to hnvo returned tliem to us nt once, ns requested In our coinmunlca Hon to you.' " 'Hut I did return tliem,' I argued. Then I culled In Ilio atetvogrnWicr. 'Miss Drew,' I said, Mliln't I gtfo you two bnll tickets pomo time ago to bo re turned to the benevolent society?' " 'Why, no,' sho said. 'You gave mo the tickets, but you didn't say anything nbout returning them. You said I know what to tlo wlUi them.' " 'And what did you do?' I asked. '"I went to tho ball,' said sho. 'I thought Hint wns what you mount.' "I was furious, but I saw tlio benevo lent society hod tlio drop on me, nnd I paid thorn the $10. Tho worst of It Is tho girl scorned so sweet and Innocent nnd sorry that I lmvou't luid tho cour ago cither to dluchargo her or deduct tho money from her salary. I con't mnko up my mind to this day whether tilio really thought I meant to tnako her a present, or whether sho notified tho society to send mo tlio tickets' nnd then deliberately worked mo for a loug-tlmo. Hut, whatever her motlvo, there Is ono charltsblo organization Is town tlmt U now growing fnt off $10 of my hard earned money." Now York Herald. Told or Mis WHUril. Frances Wlllard once, wrote to hor friend Mrs. llnln, of Kentucky, who hnd Just lost a daughter: "Dearest Bister Anna, how much richer are you than II Hero I sit nlouo without a child to die, whtlo you nro mother to an angol." Candor looks with equal fairness at both sides of a subject. Noah Wobster, rWOFOUOIITANAJUIY nCMAflKAOLE EXRLOIT OF YOUNQ FITZaCIIALD, Its 111 il Cotton llrcsat works on n Pint Cnr, He on I n ConipiinliMi IfrM ut liny il.OOU Hoililllraiis und Killed lilulileeii of Tliem. Tho young inmi, William A. I'ltz gernlil, who wns recently shot In (liiuteniiii.'i City by W. (Jixtfrt-y Hun ter, Jr., son of tho I'tilti'd Htntcs min ister, was n dare devil whoso career was as pli'ttircsqtio ns It wns brief. He wns a soldier of fortune whom Du inns could Ii a v o lllllile tliu hero of n fiisclmitliig ro mance. Hit feet wu. urztiiciiAi.t). inn, ,nrk and handsome, tho young innii from Mich igan wns n iiutk-i-nbl.) llguro In any company. Ills recklessness t-nilenred h I in to tlio strong men with whom ho t-niuo In contact In tho Central Ameri can countries venturesome fellows who, from tliu during In them, ndmlred nnd respected the superlative daring In lilm. One of Ills exploits Is thus de scribed by a geutleiiinn who know hlm In Ceiitrnl America: "In a country where revolutions nro periodical events, Fitzgerald was not long lu finding an opiiortutilty of slak ing his life on a possibility of famo and fortune. Thu resiles (ien. Vas qucz wns utnbllluus of deposing Ocu. Itt-galndo, the President of Honduras, ami of seating hlinaelf In tho Presi dential cluilr In Ills stend. He enlist ed tlio services of Fitzgerald, who wns then but 21, nnd of n number of mora or less well-known adventurers, among them Jeffries, thu now admiral of tbo Colombian licet; CoL I'etinjpackcr, now general superintendent of the Central Itnllroad of Oautctnala; Col. J. Hnscom Jones, now major general of artillery In the Onutemalan army, and Col. Hlchards, recently banished from Onutcuinla for excessive revo lutionary propensities. Fitzgerald, anxious to distinguish himself, and yielding to his darc-tlevll and Impul sive Instinct, decided to open hostili ties Independently of the rest. CAITUHKD A TOWN. "On the 7th of October. 1S0T. with n company of 13 Americans, Fitzgerald paddled across the lagoon separating Puerto Cortex from the mainland, and nt dead of night entered tbo town. A rush on tho cuartol, where a garrison of 300 men was stationed, resulted In a complete victory for the attacking party. The 14 Americans bad captured the town. As the nature of the Central Americans Is one of general Indiffer ence and of quick changes In the mat ter of political convictions, Puerto Cor tex from a faithful Hcgalada port, be came In the short space of an hour a warm Vasquex town. The conquerors wcro hailed as 'llberjadorcs' and toast ed In 'aguardiente' and rum. It was n night of grcnt revelry and of many 'vivas' for Vasquex. In the morning 12 of tho H Americans were so in toxicated as to bo unable to tell their own names. It was at this Juncture Hint word was brought to Fitzgerald, who had taken up his headquarters In the ulcade's bouse, that 8,000 men were on the way to recapture Puerto Cor tez. Elthor because he himself was not entirely sober, or else because he knew the Ilonduran populace to bo partisans of the upper dog, Fitzgerald decided to keep to himself the knowl edge of the Impending attack upon tbo town. He tried to enlist his 13 men In tho ilefenRO of the place, but found them all, with one exception, stupefied with liquor and unnblo to stand. The exception was Ix-o Christ mas, n locomotive engineer, now the chief of police of Tegucigalpa, tho capital of Honduras. Christmas and Fitzgerald rode to tho 'freight yards of tho railroad and thero comman deered a locomotive and a flat car. "Puerto Cortex, It must be explained, Is on a peninsula. Fitzgerald and Chrlstmns ran the !n-' r.otlv. nnd flat car up the l.i- l" w 'n-re the strip o; laud eoiinc'.'ti:,? 'he peuliimila iln lealijiniitt Is UKti-owcst untl Ihore .iwnlt- 0 tilt srrlvr.1 i t the gtvrntiieiil trix... Ou ti. - fiat car brvastw"rks nf u.cir iast- ' i ' er built, within the lrHiir' uiudo of theso bags Fltsgtraul took up his position with four Winchesters and several hun dred rounds of ammunition. At dawn the 3,000 men nppearetl, marching In close formation on the railroad track, thero being no other trail. Tho tiro thnt greeted them from the fiat car cleared tho track lu Dvo seconds, ev ery mnn taking to cover In the Jun gle. Until 8 o'clock nt night Fitz gerald alone held the flower of the Honduras army nt liny, 'Christmas loading tho rltlea for him; then, fear ing an attack en masse under cover of darkness, tho order to retreat was given, nnd the locomotive aud flat car steamed back Into Porto Cortex. Thnt same night Fitzgerald and Christmas left In a canoe nnd Puerto Cortex was retaken. Oen. Drummund, who had been the nominal head of tho expedi tion ngalUBt the town, wns captured nud tnken to San Pedro, but escaped two weeks later. "Fitzgerald, knowing how much his head was worth, walked 120 miles Into Onutcmala. In his tight on tho rail road track he had killed 13 of tho en emy and wounded half a hundred. Improved on Nature. A year or two after William McKln loy had begun the practice of the law at Canton, Ohio, ho distinguished himself In a humorous fashion In one of bis first successful cases. As often happens In court, tho humor was not merely for the sako of the Joke, but for serious purpose Edward T. Koe, in "Tho Llfe Work of William McKlnlcy," tolls the story. Tho case was a suit against a sur geon, whom tho plaintiff charged with having set his leg so badly that It wns bowed. McKlnlcy defended tho sur geon, and found himself pitted against John McSwcenoy, one of tho most brill innt lawyers of the Ohio bar. McSwoeney brought his client Into court, and had hlm expose tho Injured limit to the Jury. It was very crooked, and the enso looked bad for the sur geon. Hut McKlnlcy had both his eyes open, ns usual, and fixed tliem keenly oh the tnnn's other leg. As soon ns the plaintiff wns turned over to lilm, he nsketl tint the other leg should also be linred. Tho plaintiff and MeHweeney objected rigorously, but the Judgo ordered It done. Then It ap peared that his second leg wns still more crooked Ihnn Hint which the sur geons hnd set. "My client seems to hnve done better by this man thnn nature Itself did," said McKlnlcy, "and I move Hint the suit be dismissed, with a recommenda tion to the plaintiff Hint he have tho other leg broken, ami then set by the surgeon who set Hie first one." YOUNOOrEll HAD PLUCK. Chastisement by Oramlfnther Merely Called Forth n "Tlmilk You." People may ndinlre tlio stolid lifdlf foreuco and thu unflinching trnlts of tho American aliorlglnc, tho bulldog tounclty of tho llrltlsh Hon, or tho res oluteness of tho piny of endurance by tho howling dervishes, but nil these, pnlo Into Insignificance It-sldo the exhi bition of spunk nud defiance made by a 4-yenr-old youngster In this city thu other day. Tho ly Is barely past tho period of transition from the kilts to knickerbockers, but he Is wise nnd seri ous beyond his years. His father Is ono of the best-known nnd ablest news paper men In the United States, and his grandfather Is recognized every where as one of the most Influential newspaper managers In the country. Tho boy's grandmother liad Just re turned from an out-of-town trip, nnd tho boy. who has had things almost bis own way whllo she wns absent, ob jected to having bis fun Interfered with by anything so Incidental as her return. Ho became so fractious, In fact, that the grandfather, who wor ships nt the shrine of the youngster with an Intensity almost as strong as thu devotion of the theologian to his Oxford In his college days, found It necessary to administer a chastise ment. With his teeth gripped hard nnd fast, an expression serious enough to appal any venturesome candidate for In crease of salary In his olllcc, or to send chills down the spine of anyone "wnlk Ing the carpet." the grandfather seized the boy and began giving hlm some wholesome corporeal training. Hold ing the boy's hand he proceeded to tin work In hand. Five large and resound ing whacks he delivered to the out stretched hand with a forco and a sting calculated to make most Infants wince. Not so with Henry, however. Finally, the grandfather himself got out of breath, and he was certain that tho youthful victim of the whipping post plan of inculcating principles was duly repentant nnd sorrowful. "Havo you anything to say now, Henry 7" ho asked. "Yes. sir," nnswerod the boy meekly. "What Is It?" asked grandpa, expect antly. "Thank you, grandpa." And the diminutive Insurgent chuck ed his little bands in his pocket, gave a contemptuous look about him, and strode away with the air of a general who has won tho first fight of bis com palgn, while bis grandfather leaned bnck against the wall aghast, and con ceded that 'he didn't need n guidon to mark where his colors were trailed In defeat. Washington Post. WOR8E THAN St AGE FRIGHT. Public Speakers Dread the Una Who Aaka Foot Questtona. One of tho most effective public speakers In New York State was tell ing some of his experiences a few nights ago. "I got over stager fright a long tlmo ago." he said, "but there Is one thing that nearly always breaks me up, and that Is tbo fellow who asks a question nbout something foreign to the line of argument I am making. "If a question Is asked on the same subject It docs not break the thread of tho discourse. But for a chap to yell out an Inquiry merely to attract attention to himself and distract tbo attention of the audlonco from the speaker Is a thing I have never been ablo to meet successfully. "It Is a hackneyed saying thnt any fool can ask a question. There Is near ly always ono fool at a public meeting, and the bigger the fool be Is the more consternation he can create. "I am credited with being quick nt repartee, and a public speaker must school himself to that, but tho fool question usually floors tho best of us before we can tire back. The best pub lic speakers usually digest their thoughts before uttering them, or nt least stick up a few mental sign boards except on Impromptu occa sions, which are rare, between our selves. "When a speaker has put up his sign boards and Is making his Jumps from oue to another, and a fool crosses bis path It Is disturbing to tho best of us. The speaker who has his audience with him can generally rely upon tho audl onco to squelch the fool, but thnt does uot prevent tho speaker from becom ing deflected. Tho fool has one thought nnd springs It. Tho speaker has a lot of thoughts to keep track of. "I have uover stepped before an nudl enco In my public career that I did not woudor right at tho start where tho fool was. He has not always appeared to tho audience, but bo Is always pres ent In mind. I have spoken to other public speakers on this subject nnd they all admit tho samo thing." New York Sun. Concerning Finger Uowls. One of tho penalties people havo to pay for the privilege of meeting English roynlty Is to be denied tho use of a finger bowl. It Is a piece of antiquarian lore and dates bnck to tho time of the pretender. Then the Jacobites used to raise their glasses over tho finger bowl In order to drink to tho king. Tho refer ence wns obvious, for they meant to "the king over the wnter," although they did uot dare say so. Ilia Ilustuess, Vji Xfontt "When vou called that man 'Hubbers' ho didn't seem to ob ject." Ln Moyno "Of courso not. Ho works In a Turkish bath." , I QIVINQ HIM A QHOCK. Old Chief Insisted Hint It Was Mlulity Power Hint Hoisted lilm. "I wns n clerk In the trader's storo nt the Pawnee agency for three or four years," Mild a Detroit grocer tho other day, "and, of course, I had n good chance lo study the Indian. Thero was n chief named Leaning Tree who never smiled or laughed, Ho had no curiosity. Ho hntl no In terest In anything belonging to tho white man not even whisky. Ho wns the nearest thing to n stone mnn you could find, and his Imperturbability vexed mo. I Hindu up my mind ono day to arouse Jilm or perish. "The chief used to come down to the store every morning nnd sit on nn empty barrel on tho porch. I put half apouivlof iiowder under thnt bnrreland ono summer's morning Leaning Tree took up his usual roost. I wnltetl about fifteen minutes nnd then fired the fuse. Ten minutes later thero wns nn explosion thnt sent the chief i twenty feet high and ten roils nwny, and of course, there wns a rush from every side to lenrn what had hap pened. ' "The old chap must have felt his hnlr curl and lieen greatly mystified, but he got up without the slightest loss of dignity nnd when risked to explain he struck his breast and replied: " 'Heap lightning heap strike heap go up, but no heap hurt me! Let mpro thunder come.. "Ills dignity was a good thing for me," said the ex-trader, according to tho Detroit Free Press. "There was an Investigation, and they would have made It hot for me, but when tho of ficers questioned Leaning Tree ho proudly answered: " 'No powder no blow up. Light ning thunder-earthquake big wind. Hut was I a child to be nfrnld? liar rcl humph! Powder humph!' " AUTOMOBILE AMBULANCE TOR CATS AND DOGS. The automobile has been applied to a wide variety of uses since It became popular lu America, but It Is believed that the city of Cleveland has the only one which Is used as an animal ambu lance. Dr. W. II. Htnnlforth, of that city, has an Infirmary for dogs nnd cats and makes a specialty of their treatment. For some time past be has used an nuto especially designed for taking patients to nnd from his hospl- tal Thn rnnr tint-ttnit la fllmllnr In fjf. .. . . . t. .. 1 ..... .. Mlnnl.,... 1..., I. I front portion has been enlarged to sus tain a platform containing a wooden case, which Is divided Into upper and lower sections, the upper portion being used for cats and the lower portion for dogs. The sides of the case havo silts protected by wire to admit the air, while each contains a dish of water. The portion for the dogs Is divided nlso Into two sections, so that three or four canine patients can be taken nt n time. The accompanying Illustration shows the doctor making bis rounds In the au tomobile, with his two pet bulldogs, who usually accompany him. SHE WASN'T THE REAL THING. Ilctrajred a Woeful Ignorance aa a Social Uueu. She looked like "the real thing." Tho women lu the corridor, who wero also becomingly groomed, looked after her enviously as she swished rhythmic ally past them Into the reception room at the end of the hall and the men supplemented this attention with ad miring nods and sottly modulated "Whew-ew-ews." Tho dozen people already gathered ln tbo reception room reading and talking were likewise visibly Impress ed with the general excellence of her manner and appearance nnd every ono of them would have been willing to take oath that there wasn't a kink In up-to-date life that sho was not familiar with. Uy and by the charming creature began to give evidence of nn uneasi ness that went n little ways toward dispelling tho illusion. She looked doubtfully nbout as It seeking some thing she wanted badly, but didn't know how to get. Presently she spied a little black knob far up on the wall near tho door and sho stood up on her tiptoes nnd turned It gingerly. In an Instnut darkness had settled upon the face of the reception room and all who sat therein. "0-o-oht" squealed the women and "Thieves!" ejaculated the men. Tho npothesis of grace nud culture walled loudest of all. "What has happened?" sho cried. "You've turned off tho electric lights," said a porter who had rushed In to prevent a possible crime. "What did you want?" "I wanted to call a bell boy," sobbed tho apotheosis, according to tho New York Times. "I thought thnt was tho button." A Dank Officer. 'Thwnt's Michael dola' now, Sirs. Flanulgnn?" "He's assistant teller In tho bank." "An' phwnt'a nn assistant teller?" "Well, the teller tells hlm tho stovo needs coal, nn' lie assists It In." Rrooklyn Eagle. Plausiblo. Pa "I've noticed most children pre fer chocolatu candy to any othor kind. I wonder why that Is?" Ma "Doubtless because it makes their hands nnd faces dirtier than nuy other klud." Philadelphia Press. If you argue wlfti a fool, ho will get tho best of you. Theories lu the hands of a fool are always Btrongcr thnn facts In the hnnds of a man of sense. It Is easier to brug of one's future thau It Is to boast of one's past. ALTO DOO AMBULANCE. Christmas Christmas Is a question of tho birth of Christ. Iter. V. W. Mn son, Independent, Hrooklyn, N. Y. The True Light The Into light Is received directly from Christ. llev. Itcv. Dr. Hollzclaw, Hsptlst, Atlnntn, On. Crucifying Christ Anew. There are many men to-dny who nro crucifying Christ anew. J. D. Rockefeller, Jr., New York. Love of Ood Tho law of the life of Jesus Christ wns the lovo of God. Itcv. W. 0. Itlchnrdson, Ilptseopal, Philadelphia. Law of Service When Christ pro claimed tho law of service ho wns deal ing directly with all our Interests. Itev. Dr. Itnymond, Schenectady, N. Y, No Arbitrary Limit. We can nil sou that no arbitrary limit should be set to tho number of times an offender should be forgiven. Itev. D, Utter, Unitarian, Denver, Colo. The Loftiest Jesus Christ wns tho loftiest man of the first century, who urged all men to help one another to stand up In the kingdom. Itev. F. A. Gray, Universalis!, Nashua, N. II. Distinctive Character In religion the Jew Is to maintain his dlstlnctlvo character. He must forever retain his Jewish religious beliefs and practices. Itcv. Dr. Silverman, Hebrew, New York. Personal EITort. The Hlble Is bustd on the Idea tlmt what Is good emi bo attained only through personal effort and can be maintained only by contin ued effort. Itev. Dr. Mackeuilw, Pres byterian, New York. Parity One can not live for char acter and fall. Purity to the safest thing In the world. As we keep our faces toward the Ideals of life that wo Hnd lu Jesus Christ we shall have vic tory over ourselves. Itev. Dr. Swift, Methodist, Chicago, 111. Our Lord's Advent Mnn wandered from the house of his Father, God, and not only deprived himself of spiritual comforts, but he lost entirely the Im age of God. Our Lord's advent lmplle.i the possible restoration of all these. Itev. George Adams, Methodist, Hrook lyn, N. Y. Present Trials Present trials may be severe and unpleasant, but there Is an afterward there Is a blessed and glorious afterward In all of God's,dtal lngs with his children. Afterward they will yield the peaceable fruits of righteousness. Itev. A. II. Coats, Uap tlst, Akron, Ohio. The Decalogue The decalogue Is a revelation of God's will. It Is only a partial revelation. It does uot set forth the whole of human duty. It must be filled up and enlarged by later Scripture nud the teaching of Jesus. Itev. Ilobcrt Hnddow, Presbyterian, Toronto, Canada. Influence of Hooks The Influence of books can only bo transitory and not permanent, because books are Ideas, and Ideas change. The lutluence of a life Is permanent, because it is prac tical and can be applied. You are con vinced as to Its spiritual power. Iter. Dr. Itondthalcr, Presbyterian, Indian npolls, Iud. At Christmas Time When at Christ mas time the Christmas gifts and good will and all the beautiful group of thu sons of God come to rejoice together orer the birth of Jesus, and congratu late one another on the growth of civi lization, Satan comes nlso In the shape of a Christmas punch bowl. Iter. Dr. Hanks, Methodist, New York. Type of Our Age Tho conspicuous type of our ago Is the man of millions who, beginning life In poverty and privation, has conquered grim fate and learned to laugh at Impossibilities. The modern millionaires are the fore runners of the scientific humanitarian saviors of tho future. Itev. Henry Frank, Independent, New York. The Laws of God Tbe laws of God are constant aud unchangeable, and each and every one of us knows what these laws are. Tbo man who llvi a life In accordance with them Is II -Ing n godly life and one free from slf and tbe man who lives a life such si this Is the man who Is going to be sav ed. Kev. II. L. CanUeld, Unlversullst, Norwalk, Ohio. A Uroader llusla In dealing with tho drink problem we must have n broader basis of charity. We must take n po sition where moderate drinkers will stand nud work with us. We must recognize the truth that the saloon has a social side which can uot be abol ished. It Is the only place of recrea tion that many men have. Itev. J. W. Lyell, Baptist, Philadelphia, Pa. Itevcnllng the Father Tho blessed Savior has como to tbe enrth for tho express purpose of revealing the Fath er aud making known thnt side of the divine which It had otherwise been Impossible for us to know. Nature, with her great pauornmu nud resources of mighty power, bus noiio of these things that we cry out for. Itev. A. 0. Gnrrett, bishop of Dallas, Texas. A More Positive Itellglon I plead with you for n more positive religion, for that which was from tho boglu nlng, which we havo heard, which our eyes hnve seen, which we have looked upon and our hands have bandied of tho Word of Life. Whcro all Is man ifestation, how can tho manifesting God bo the unknowable? Itev, Dr. Chadwlck, Unitarian, Hrooklyn, N. Y. Plague In India. Since tbe autumn of 1800 the plague has been epidemic In India. Olllclnl re-' ports full far Bhort of tho actunl mor tality, but It Is known that during tlm period from Septumbor, ISOtl. to the end of June, 1001, thero wcro 0,8tM attacks and 1323,-101 deaths In the popu lation, which lu 1801 was 287,3I8,0IH, Cholera Is regarded with fur less fear than plague, though Hie ravages of the former disease far oxcei d thono of the latter. The total deatlm ret- riled from cholera for the years lsoo. 1M)7, imh, 1800 nnd 1000 were 2.1IMI", v,hi tuoso from plague wero -lOS.tiiX.