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About Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907 | View Entire Issue (May 15, 1903)
A Tale of the Early Settlers
Y AUSTIN C. DURDICK
OIIAPTHII XXII. (Continued.)
IW aiimo momenta nflcr (liU nil i ii I,
mt nrfunril wua apokrn, mil the mil
soiiinla flint liruk- llm alllliicaa wero lliu
obaof I ho' iiuiriiila.
"Hluill micli it finil mockery aland?" lit
length aillil Hi. IIi ii'h, Hi ugn-iy, "l.i't It
In- torn In atuiilor mill cunt liable. Hjr ml
law iif JiHllrii or rliclit run "
"Jlulill" Interrupted Lobola, who liml
now nerved hlmaclf up to the rnnlllct.
"Vml lint in ii liii ii iiaclca dlalurbiilice
wlii'H you tliiia tin. HioilKht In I In' lili'ii uf
nmiiillliiu tlui Iiimi.I uf iniirrlfiKo between
my, wlfn niul myaelf. Eiu I Hxik tin- llniil
atcp I t-onaollcil with tint ituvoriiur, mi. I
lie hiulo mn K "Hi niul I hnn hla pli'ilgu
of miatnlnliiK mo. Yiiii have lii'iiM my
wire' atory. That I mod Nt r t n iifin in
ttnlu her IiiiiiiI, I niliiilt, for I aiiw mi In
terloper waa iilmilt to kitn It'll till' llv
frmil ini'. Ami miw jimi know nil, Home
fnrlli I truat lintliliiK IMiiy oi'i'iir lo innr
tin' linrinoliy of our social Inter. o irao."
'J'urnliiic lo Ml. DimiIk, Iiu added, n tri
umphant look ai-tlllng on III ahuri fen
tiirciti "Ami n for j on. air. I tnut you
Hill aeo I liu iifii'olty of ri'iunvliiit your
aclf from tho aoclcly of lho who cnU
only tin iiinili' unhappy liy your prcacncc.
If jml linvx lliu romiiiou aenao I auppoao
you have, you will aco tin' noceaalty of
tliUl ami If yon Imvu tint fci-.liia of n
Ki'titk'inmi, yuii will not healtnte."
(loupnrt nilaod liU rla-qu-d lunula to
wanla heaven, t'xrlnlmliiK:
"Una It tunic to thla? Muat nil my
liopra tliua full buck upon my hrokiii
lirurl, nml the inrrl ilri'iim of ji-urn i n I
lu black drapalr? Loulae, beloved of my
mil, loat, tint mill i-horlaliol imi "
Ilia wonla fulled liiin, mnl In bowed
lifil In ii pnaalounti' liurat of tonra. Ill
ii inomrnt morn lie hoard n low cry of
hopeful lone, nml n pair of tirina with
'twliiml about hla nock. Hi' looked up.
lint It wna nut Loulae. It wna tin1 fluw
luir ryrn of W'lillo llmiil Hint nut hla
own, mnl darkly atnliii'il nrina were en
twined nhoilt hla neck. A voice of
thnnkanliliiK m-it fell on hla cur, nil. I In'
aw tho luillmi Klrl on Iiit knt-ca, with
licr lunula claapod, her trniiliiK oyoa
raUc.l heavenward, nn.l giving .thanks lo
the Ureal Spirit. Kt. Ilcuta alnrtod na
he gaicd Into till ilccp lilui' I'yi-a fiiatriio.l
turhlui. A moment mote, hi' hoard liU
nmiiii pronounced In n tnui' awect mil
famllUr, Hint miiilu Ills licnrt Ihiiiii I wild
ly in hla Iwamn.
"Ill a arena hns iiroirrcaaeil rnr
rnoilith," now apoki' tin- one Simon bo-Ik-trill
to In' hli wl.'o. "Hlmon l-olmla.
your wlckedlioaa hna nunc tu n rl mux,
nml Imck on juiir onu head almtl full thu
terrible couaciiuenei-a of your inoihliiit
tloiial" "lln ha, limine, ynu linri' gone too far
now! Lolwla uttered, loullili-ntly. ir
you Imagined your marring wna hut n
Jrat, you wi-rv lulatnkiii. You'll tin t thn
knot too atronicly tlc.l to ho mat off ut
"I'iKir fil,' Cnniiot you opi-ti your
ejoa? Hlmon Lobola. ill. I you think Loube
St. Dcnla woiihl liuii' mnrrlul you while
lift' n-inniiiiHlT llll you think lic woiil-l
have atooped to mnti- with you hIm-ii tin
icravu wua iipt-u lo lu-rV"
"A nml arc you tint married tu liu-?
An- you not my wlfoV
"I think jou'd liml me n hnnl oni- lil
mnuiiKi-; for nt Ihla very moiiiint, wen
you not hclicntli my mil Ice, I uouhl dull
leiiKo you to inortnl eomhiit, nml 1M aeno
j on norai- lli.in (loupnrt ilhl. Look, Hl
mon! I)nu't you co Hint Imllnu youth
reatlm; In (loupnrt'a nrma? How 1 hurt'
lointcil for thla moment! t'p-up, m)
fntherl Thy t'lilMrcn nro mife, mil If
they hnre ri-titniiil to thro lu iicIihuki-I
Kiilaea, If naauri-il they left theu lu thiamin-
"UnwV' Knapfl Hlmon. atnrtlni! hock
nml turiilnij pnli-. "You yon "
"Why, 1 mn jour wife, Milium, If you
any ao; hut It you keep me, you ahull Unlit
n ilui-l with me every inornliif. nml we'll
nltcrnnle till one of ui fnlla; llrat morn
liiK. platola next uiornliiK, awor.la. You
Jin ve aei-n mo ahuot Home."
At Ihla juiieturu thu truth hint fureeil
llaelf to tin- ohl muriula' uilnil.
"It muat liet" he nhlapereil, aeltlns h'a.
liohle aim hy the hnml. "It inunt he my
own liohle l.oulai Aaauro mo I ilo not
"You ilo not, futlicr, for I nm your own
Iinli. lint aei'lure runie I .oil Inc.
Don't' enat her off tu-niuao her al.lu In
"la It poaaihle!" Kiipel l.nholn. na l o
anw I.onNo alak on her fnthcr'n luxom.
"Thi-ru'a heen tjotne foul witchery here
aomii ileep, InfcTrtnl inuuliltiiitlon! lAi.ila!
I.oiilael The aon la the ilniiKliti-r, nml
thn ilmiulitcr la thu ami! Thero'a a foul
"Ay!" cried Louis, trarliiR tin) rich
gown In) wine from hla boily, nml ro-u-ullui:
the llitlit iimlreu of n l-'rciich of
ficer, "there hna lieeti H foul plot, nml
you enn weU explnln III"
"Me ciplnln V" atnmnii'riil tho rillnln,
KiixltiK llrat nt lliu youth nml then nt thu
mniili-u, who yet worn her Imllnu ilreaa.
"Who nro youl" ho cnapcil, atnrllni: to
wiinla tho ai-eiultiif Imllnu, mil ncliliiK
tho ilnaky arm. "Hpi-ukl Wlui nro yuV"
"I nm onu whom you oiko soiifht for ii
"Loulao St. JullcuV"
"A 111 IJupoJ bi-fooleill Ilut lliero'g
A few niomcnls more ho gate! upon
tho two lui-tmuorplioaeil ouch, nml then,
utterly powcrlcas from mini ilellrlum, ho
Ilut Hlmon I.ohola wna not the only
one lu tho ilnrk. Tho ohl mini nml Ht.
Denla were loat lu uiuiixemeiit. Tho lat
ter hml cliupcil hla own lovcil one to hla
liosoin, nml aha hml whlapereil into hla
eur (ho sweet promlao of love once more,
yet lie c-oulil nut umleratiiml It.
"I aco you nro nil natoulahs-1," snhl
I.oiiIh, "mnl I will toll you whnt 1 know
of thla funny nITnlr. Ho alt down nml
llateni alt ilown nil of you."
Ami ilown they ant, Coiunllii keeping
close hy her coinpniiloii'a alile, nml aeom
I nvc na huppy its tho teat of the linppy
"Now llslcn," roninieni'oi! I.ouls. "You
rememlier on Hint nlitht when wo plnyeil
'hhlo nml liml me' lu tho ynnl, l.oulao
mnl I went off Into tho hoiiao lieforo we
hhl. Wo hml plnuncil to hnvo aonio aport
with (loupnrt. I.oulao nml I never rent
Ixeil how much wo rcHcmhlctl cnili other
until wo cxclwiUKCil Kiirha, When I anw
her In my i-lotbea, alio looked juat II'. o
my own aelf In n minor; iml h n I
li ml put on her dresa, whkh hml to he let
out hut very little, alio naautoil mo I wua
her counterpart, mnl when I lookul lu tho
mirror, I could hnvo aworu alio atoo 1 he
fore me. V- liml ri-ncheil the coiner of
tho ha r n, ut i I wna itliawln:,' l.o.ilao
where to hi le, lueulliiK then lu 1m o'
Kline niyaelf In the aluhle, when n inr.y
vt iutlluua rutU-d i- aolteil up u ua,
Afid havlnj utttti ut, hurHl tai
IhroiiRli tho poatrrrt. A wny they (ok
lia, mnl nil nlitht they kept on llironifli
tint deep foreat. Ollf uf thi-lil apoko to
inn lu tlie Clilcknanw toiiKiio, mnl I wna
upon tho point of niiawerliiic him, when
the HioiiKlit alriick mo Hint lie uuiy wiau
eil to try If I know tho liiiiaunu-e; an I
pretended lo know nolhliiK of II. Yoll
know I leiirni'il u ureiit denl of It from
ohl On k how. After I hml llati-noil to
their eiiiivpraullou, nml I found that I-
tho Klrl -wna to ho rnrrleil to Iso,r or
lenna, while the liny wna to ho Inken up
to t lut Niilchcx. Of rourao, I then knew
Hint Hlmon lihola hml a hnml In thla,
for ho hml koiik to New Orlcntia, wheni
hi' meiint to hnvo Loulao tiiken, niul
there force her to iiinrry hlui, while I
wna enrrleil off iinolher wny, perlmpa to
ho killed -mid thu ho would hnvn nil
our fnlher'a wenllh. Ileforo lllornlliK, wo
niine to the nlnee whero wo were to aeii
n rule. I did once feel llko ftltlliK Imttlo
In tho whole puck: hilt I wna wholly un
n ruled, mid Hie IhoiiKlit wna dropped. I
lii-KKi'd to ho nllnned to auenk n few
PiirtiiiK word with my i-oimiiiuhm, mid
they urnnled my reiiueat. I told Loillao
whnt I hml henrd. 'Now,' in Id I, 'they
don't mlatruat thu rluiiiKi we've inula.
I will let tin-in allll think I mil the Klrl.
mil lliu you will ho free of Hlmon
while, If ion ko lo tin) Niitcliex, atlll
reliilnlliK your innlo dalKilln-, you enn nt
uny luoiiieiit auve youraelt from ileath ny
revi-iilliiK ourelf. At nil evetita,
hotli i-oiicliided Hint It would he heat for
each of ua to continue thn deception, nml
we did ao. And now for Iioiilao'a atory."
Thim culled upon, I.oillne (oiiiiiiemi-d.
Hho told how alio wna tnken to I no ill
hiKi' of the While Aiude hy HtuiiK Her
pent; how they men lit to kill her, nml
for vi lint atrniiKo piirpnao; how IvMittall
lutercetleil for her, mid how It wna nr-
rnnKi'd Hint alio ahould mnrry tho prln-i-ea.
"Hero I wna puiilcd," anld liuUe;
"hut I ilelermlued to throw myaelf upon
Coillillhi' frleudahlp. I told her the ae
cret of my aex, mid naked her to ante
me. Kin- thruw her anna nhout my neck
nml proinlaed to keep-illy aecret, nml ho
to mo a alitor, while alio pnaaoil for my
wife. Ko my aecret waa anfe. Only alio
told her fiilher when ho wna on Ida dentil
l ed, mid lliu he wna led lo nhaolve me
from my promlao to remain Willi Hiein.
I.oiilm- went on mnl tolJ her atartliint
atory, mid na alio did ao, more Hinu one
hrluht look of holy Krnlltiido wua mat
upon tho heniitlful ( oounlla.
"And now." anld alio, lu eon -lililon, "I
nm iihlo to Klvn you aome clue to tho Krent
mxatery which limlerlii-a Hie wluue.
When Htunir Hcrpciit wna upon Ida deutli
Ih-iI. ho ai-nt for me, mnl he told me nil,
mid he k'nve mo thla paper In token of
hla truth. Head It, father, ami know
whnt n illlnln you li:iu kept heneatli
Aa liulae honied her father the pnper.
Hlmon I.ohola atnrled to hi feet.
"Uncle!" ahouted lnil. aprlntln fur
wnnl mid tiuahliiK hlin Imck into lit
elinlr. "Tony, wnleh this tunn, mid aco
Clint ho doea not leave Hie room.
Old Tony, who had a I nod hy mnf honnl
nil, now muled to Kimon'n aide, and na
the villain k-nn-d upon the liiiito bulk of
the ucKro, ho tittered n atllled fronn, mid
The mnniula read tho paper nloud. It
wna na follows:
"Till la my hond, that I will pay to
HtuuK Herpeiit one hundred InrKe pleiea
of (.'old. In Trench coin, when he ahall
hntv reliiovcil Uiula nud Inillao Ht. Ju-
Hen from their home. And ho, on hla
pnrt, promlnca Hint aald Iiuls alinll 1 1
killed, nml Hint Louise alinll lie amt safe
ly lo the middle trull on Lnko I'ontchiir
traln. SIMON LOIIOIH."
That wnn ennui:li. Hlinon denied It all.
I hell awure, then drew hi auord, nml
then Tony knocked hi m down: nml ere
Ion;; nflerwurds hu una tilT.cn from the
Ileforo noon, Louise hml rotitrivel,
Willi (!Hiinlln'a naalatance, to remove the
hut atnln from her akin, nml when she
atood, nil white nud pure, alio aaw n tear
on Coqunlhi'H dark iheek,
"Whnt la It V she naked.
"NothiiiK." wna tho reply.
"Ah, tell mo tho truth. Coiiualln will
not deceive her slater."
"No no," murmured the nohlo Klrl,
throwins in-r nrma nhout I.iiiiIsi-'h neck,
and pillow lln; her hend upon her bosom.
"Hut you will forflve me. Cuiiunlla Jins
left her ieoplo forever, hut alio hua nut
left her akin."
"Ilut tell me nil, my Bister."
"Coiiialla loved tho White Ilnnd, mid
alio wus only n alster. Now Cuipinlln hns
acen nnother with tho name beiiutlful
fare. Ilut she doea not murmur. Shu la
lontent; only "
"(Jo on. my alster. Tell mo nil."
"If CMunlln was while, sho could love;
O, my slater doea not know how alio
could lmve been loved hml alio not hem
I.oulnu hnd rend Hie flrl's aecret, nml
na alio Kazed Into those soft, mild fen
t ii res, she uttered, with nil the truth of
"Counlln does not need n whiter akin.
Hho is bountiful enough. I know Co
luulln'a heart, and her fuco la na pure na
The maiden princess blessed her alater,
mid wiped away her tears, fur aho heard
auino ouo coining.
On tho next morning tho room where
Hlmon I.ohola had been put was found
empty, nud tho idnve I'ott-r wna also
found to bo iuIssIiik; but no searcli wna
made for them, fur tho onu was worth
less nnd tho other carried unlit enough
In punish bill) with Its shnuio nud bur
den. And now Joy was onco more lu St. Ju
lien's household. (loupnrt mnl Louise
wnndered nhout together, and for u whllo
Louis wna loft alone, for tho only u.'her
yoiini; person with whom ho could naso
cluto aeemod to ahuu him. Ouo day
I.oulso drew her brother one able, nnd
wlilspered with him, for alio hud that
moruliiK found Coiiunlln lu tears, nnd tho
poor princess hnd murmured tho thought
of Rolnit bnck to tho homes of her fnthers
to Ilo ilowu by their Braves. Hut whnt
I.oulao anld lo her brother tuny not bo
known mily, nn hour Inter, IxmU nnd
Coiiiallu wulked nwny down In the gar
den. At length tho old cure, Father Lttintuct,
made his visit to tho chntcmi, nud there
win work for him to do. tloupnit and
Louise were miido ouo for life, nud thla
time tho hluslilitir girl wna fastened.
Hut tho work ended uot here. Louis
Ht. Julleii hnd spent many hours with
Coiiunlln, for ho had become her teacher,
nml ho hnd opened to her mind (ho
riches of thu (Jri-nt Hook. And whllo
she hud studied that, hu had studied her.
At first ho wus surprised nt tho won
ilious depth of her iiilud, hut ho wna ua
lesa awed by Its subllnio purity mid gran
deur of conception. Ami thus ho probed
her heart to Its inmost depths, nud hu
found It na nohlo nud puro ua It was gen
erous nud loving. Uio hu know It, hu
hnd loved her, nnd almost unconsciously
tho story of his lovu dropped from hi
"Coiiunlln," ho wlilspered, "thou didst
lovu my alster for her fuce. Mlno Is llko
It. Lovu mo. then, and bo mine for llfo.
I lovu thee, for thou nit nil lo.o and I
purity to ii'."
And ('oiimillii placed one of her soft
lull la lu hla, nud Ikon rested her head.
upon h!l boaom, ahd tit her 6lrlc trwsr
fell orcr )il aliouldcra, lildbnc her fact
mid tho tears that slioiio thero, alia am
"Cixpinlln ran Klra theo all her heart,
mid bo lo Hi eo n slnro for llfo. Ilut If
you mnki' her your wife, O ho sure ynu
will never regret It; for (:iUnllu a heart
would break if yuii loved her no more!"
Tor a long time tho panic mused by
the fenrful plot of I ho Indiana Inaied
nmoiiK tho colonists, hut they gradually
waded out of the daUKer, iIioiikIi Hulr
way waa HirotiKh iniiili blood. The Mut
chcx had sealed their own doom, nn t n
few short years aiilllced to awecp iliem
rriiin the Hat of Indian tribes, and tho
unco powerful tintlon wns known no more
on en rlh but lu nnmo mid the history of
the pint. Hlmiiii Lobol Jollied the l-'reneh
fiirei', linvlug received n lleiiti-liniil s com
mission from I'erler, and lie fell at ihV
siege of one of thu Nnlchcx forta Ho n
Nutihet Imllrt found the life of hlin who
la ital thought to barter nwny thn llfo of
nnother through thu linnda of tho Nat
chez. Troubles cmne now thick mid fast upon
the hnrdy aettlers, nud onio tho mamma
told hla children that If they wished, hu
would sell nut mid return to Tram'. Hut
they did not wlah It. Ht. Denla wua hup
iy enough whero ho wns, for IaiiIso waa
n aultlcleiit shield against every III from
within, nnd hla own bravery nnd forti
tude swept away nil other fenr. Anl
Louis foun I himself lu possession of n
trenauro tho Intilnalc merit of whnli
were eicry dny developing theinai-he
to hla underalnlidliu; mid after a few
abort month of weddel life, all do ihtt
vmilahed from Cuipinlln's mind, for alio
was nssured Hint a lore like h'-r hus
band's could never grow cold whllo sho
remained true nnd faithful.
' "No," anld Ht. Denis, "we will not re
turn, for In this colony, now surrounded
by dangers and gloom, I can see tho germ
of n nation. A soil so productive, with
resource and natural advantages si
mighty, must one day ho reclaimed to civ
ilisation of the blithest order. There la
no reason why lbs great vnll y of tho
Father of Watera should not. nt no very
distant time, become literally the Oar
den of the World. Ami," he nibbd, wlil o
hla dark eye burned, and his hoaum swell
ed with deep i-inollnn. "inny not thi.se
who have nlrejdy subdued the wilier
ncss 111 the Ksst, at souiu time imet u
of the West, and, ns one fundi) In th
New World, bidding adieu to the thro.-iis
of the Old, raise tho stnn Inrd of n util'o I
nation, with n government cotiimeustirato
w llh the grandeur uf the result, nml with
n perpetuity of purpose worthy the mem
ory of those noble ploii-er who llrat
grappled the dark terrors of the wilder
lie, and opened the way to l he archi
tects of a new and more glorious r-nlm?"
inTTiiurr ilia Nrviric.
Htoik-s of Yuiikif shrcwilncH have
nlwnyn bifii widely circulated, but
when one gets nhcad of n Yankee there
Is very little snhl abuut It, especially
on tho part of the limit from the North.
Hi'Vi-rnl ilaya ago n hotetki opor nt ii
Kiniill xtntlou on one of tho roads run
ning out of Memphis put the laugh on
a drummer from the North lu n very
good way, nml the truvelhig innn wns
compelled to bent n hasty retreat. The
drummer arrived nt the hotel about 8
o'clock In the evening, am) fearing that
he uouhl not be aide In get any supper
hu asked Hie landlord what he could
get to cut.
"My friend," anld the liotelkcepcr. "I
can give you anything from a pickled
elephant tu a lirolleil ciliary bird's
tongue for Htipper to night."
Tin.-drummer luoked nt Hie man. nnd.
thinking Hint hu waa Jesting, decided
to cnil Ills bluff.
"All right, my friend," said the drum
mer; "I'll take some pickled elephant."
"Very well," mild the host; "I'll go
and get It."
Hu wna gone nhout live minutes, anil
when he returned said:
"All right, sir; supper will be ready
In n moment. You'll have to tnke a
whole one, its we don't curve them af
The ilrumtner decided that lie was
not very hungry, nnd took sonic clioeso
sandwiches. Memphis Scimitar.
rientjr of Tlmt Kind.
Joni-R to Smith Hello, Smith, what's
the matter with jour bookkeeper? 1
m-o you advertise in the Morning Iluglo
for n new one. Hceu falsifying figures.
Hinltli No, lie's reslgued. doing nest
for the benefit of Ids health.
Jones (Jolng west, cli? Hy the way.
3ld ltecswnx: Is nu excellent liookkoeii-
cr, and I'd rei-ouuiicuil lilui to you.
Htullli-Ohl Iteeswnx lie blowed. Why
the old dolt don't know the first princi
ple of bookkeeping.
Jones There s Just where you're mis
taken. He borrowed my two volumes of
'Grant's Memoirs" bound In calf,
price $10 ltiBt mimiiier, ami Is keeping
them yet. As a book-keeper lie's a
Tule of a Tender Heart.
The boy In tears naturally ntlractcd
the attention of the sympathetic man.
What's happened, my boy?" tho
latter asked. "Perhaps I can help
"I lost n (iiiarter," answered the boy,
and when I go homo I'll get licked
"Oh, well, don't cry," returned tho
nyiupiitlietlc mail. "Hero's another
quarter. How did you lose the first
Matching," promptly replied tho
boy. Chicago Kvenlug l'ost.
Miss Hosting They say she's ex
Miss Tours I should say. Tho last
time 1 saw her she went sailing down
tho street as
Miss Hosting Why do you use Hint
senseless expressloti? How could sho
go "sailing" down the street?
Miss Tours Kasy enough; tills wns tu
Venice. Philadelphia Press.
Tlitnklnu or Itithr.
I'otn-I didn't know lie bad any chil
Dick Oh, yes, ho must have one, nnd
I suppose It's nt least n year old,
Tom Ah, you've seen the kid, then?
Dick No, but when I wns In Ids of
fice yesterday 1 asked If ho bad nny Ice.
water, and ho said, absent-mindedly:
So. 'Itn 'nuts n Jlnky "titer, does 'Ims."
"Htruoter tells mo he'lias stopped giv
ing bis wife any pin money."
Htlngy of hlin, I nny I"
Oh, no. He leaves n smaller amount
In Ills pocket for her lo help herself to
when shu'llilnks lie's asleep. It gives
he more pleasure and she novel' tells
bin It Isu'i enough.- Philadelphia 1 1 ill-letiu.
OUR STRENUOUS LIFE MAKES EUROPE
"RICH IN ELEGANT AMERICAN WIDOWS."
T may be naked If American domestic habits liavo not something to do
with the frequent breakdowns of American nerres. Ifi perhaps the ma
jority of cases, lu cities nt least, the day Is admirably arranged so as to
give the business mnu no rest whatever until he gets Into bed. It hns
come within our observation that, In our civilization there nro three sys
tems of living out the ordinary working day.
Thero Is the French system, which Is thnt of the continent of Europe In
general; tbcro Is the Lngllsh system; and there la the American system.
The last combines the chief feature! of the other two. The Englishman
goes to work late and comes away early, but during working hours he
works all the time. Ills luncheon Is light, nud eaten hastily perhaps at
Ida desk. For this bo makes up by a leisurely breakfast and a leisurely
dinner; while bo has the early part of the morning and the latter part of
the afternoon to himself. The Frenchman, on the other band, goes to work
early, and works hard until noon. The .American Is apt to underrate the
energy with which the Frenchman works while he Is working. Hut at
noon works ceases, and he sits down to an abundant meal, well cooked, well
nerved and eaten with an appetite and In peace.
After his dejeuner lie has bis petit verre, his smoke, and perhaps a game
of dominoes or cards, while he discusses politics, the arts, or the topics
of the day. He takes his two hours of refreshment an a matter of course;
he has no prickings of conscience at wasting time, nor searchlngs of heart
lest some one else should "get ahead of him." Even the laborer, who In
America cats his cold midday meal Id a ditch or behind a pile of boards,
genemlly sits down In Europe to a decent table deftly served, nnd however
coarse his food, has time to cat otherwise than as the lower animals. Then
with mind cleared and cheered, nnd body strengthened and refreshed,
tailoring man and business man return to their tnsks, to work bard and late.
The American system, as we have said, combines the chief fentures of the
other two. The American goes to work early, llko tho Frenchman; like
the Frenchman he works bard; like the Frenchman, he works late; but,
like the Englishman, he takes no time to himself at midday. His luncheon
Is the merest "snack"; It Is often cooked badly and served worse; It Is
oftcner still, perhaps, drawn from a paper In bis pocket, and not .served at
all. As for any Intellectual repose or mental distraction from the grim
facts of work not only Is It not thought of, but the very Idea would be
laughed to scorn. From the moment of setting forth to the moment of re
turn mind and body alike are deprived of their proper nourishment .and
rest. It Is scarcely strange, therefore, that Europe should be rich In elegant
American widows and orphans, and the churchyards at home too full of
young men's graxes. Harper's Weekly.
VAST DEPOSITS OF LIGNITE IN NORTHWEST
TEN years ago the lignite deposits that underlie 31,500 square miles In
North Dakota, 25,000 square miles In Montana, and smaller though
exteuslvo areas In Wyoming and South Dakota, were considered al
most worthless. To-day one can hear from both merchant and farmer
everywhere over the plains that "the lignite Is tho salvation of this
LlgUtC Is the brnukcnlen of tho Germans and that of thu northwest
hns a higher fuel value than the European varieties. The percentage of
fixed carbon ranges from forty to sixty, with an average, as shown by
eighty analyses, of fifty-oue, or ten per cent, higher than the German llgnlto
and fully as high as the bituminous coal of Iowa and Missouri. Its contents
of moisture Is thirty-two per cent nnd out of this fact arises the difficulties
connected with Its use.
On drying the llgnlto "slacks" or crumbles, but loies nothing of Its fuel
vnluo In consequence It proper nppllances for burning flue coal are used.
Slacking does not take placo rapidly; and In summer lignite that has been
exposed In heaps to ordinary atmosphere conditions for eight or t-n weeks
may bo burned on ordinary grates with little loss. During the winter
months the "green" coal shows no tendency to crumble
If the lignite Is -rleJ before burnlug the energy to volatilize the con
tained moisture Is saved. Devices are already In use which burn the Hue
lignite successfully. In Germany, where great quantities of lignite are used.
It Is dried and brlquetted. Hy this process the percentage of fixed carbon
Is raised and tho fuel value of the llgulte materially Increased. Pressed
Into firm blocks of convenient size and free from dust tho llgnlto briquette
Is a popular fuel, says the Ilevlcw of Iievlews.
Ilattle of Leiluoton Described In an
The Sons of the Hcvolutlon recently
selected tho 10th day of April bb the
tlnio of their nnuual meeting there
after. This Is the anniversary of the
battle of Lexington. In 1773, the lultlal
conflict of tho Hcvolutlon which
brought about American freedom. In
n qualut old book this Is recorded of
tin battle thus commemorated:
"1. And It came to pass that Thomas,
captain of tho King of Britain, pri
vately sent n chosen baud of mcu.about
the eleventh hour of tbo night, to a
place called In the Itnllan tonguo Con
cordia, to destroy the storo houses of
the people and tho Implements foi
2. Yet, notwithstanding It was the
night season which the soldiers set out,
nnd the governor kept a strict watch.
the people of tho provlnco bad notice
'3. And there assembled together of
the peoplo of the nrovluco, three score
nud ten persons, and the soldiers of tho
King of Hrltnlu were 800 valiant men.
"4. Ami when tbo soldiers were col
lected together they shouted with a
great shout, and as they shouted they
shot at the people of tbo province, nnd
It was said thnt somo of tho people
were Bin In.
"0. And It camo to pass that John,
captain of n company of the province,
when he heard the Bhoutlug of the men
of war, that ho armed himself nud ran,
nud about 400 men followed after blm
to tho buttle.
"(I, And they overtook tho soldiers of
tho King of Hrltnlu nt n plnco called
lu tho vernacular tougue, Lexington,
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"Who's Boss Now?"
CHEAP AND POPULAR FUEL
nnd they fought with them there; nud
the soldiers fled by the highway of the
country; nnd John nnd tho men who
were with him followed hard after
them, warring as they went, until thou
comest to a mountain that lookest to
ward tho town.
"7. And the men of Britain were
very weary and chafed In their minds;
nnd It was nhout the going down of
the sun when they asccuded tho moun
tain; nnd they rested them that night.
"8. And on the morrow they passed
over the river and went Into tbo town,
and the number of the slain of the
men of Urltntn were thrco score and
five persons; and thero fell of the
people of the provinces two scoro and
"0. And It camo to pa6s when It was
known throughout tho laud of Colum
bia that somo of tho peoplo of the
provinces wero slain by 'tho soldiers
of the King of Hrltnlu.
"10. That tho leaders of the people
cried out, saying: 'What part hnvo we
In Qcorgo, or what Inheritance In the
bouse of Urun'swlck? Lo, ho hath
cast us off as aliens to his house, and
dealeth with us as his enemies.
"11. Then tho people strengthened
themselves greatly, and encouraged
one another to fight manfully for their
country, their wives and their little
"12. And tho people accustomed
themselves to tbo exercises of war;
nnd Instead of tho volco of melody
and tho songs of glndness, tho sound
of tho trumpet and tbo shouting of
tho warriors wero heard."
Pins were first manufactured lu this
country soon after tbo war of 1812.
LIKE AN ORIENTAL PRINCE.
Whlttaker Wrluht, the London Pro
Whlttaker Wright, the noted English
promoter, whose recent arrest In New
York on the charge of swindling U
familiar to news
piper readers, bad
tastes. Ills house
at Lea Park, Sur
rey. England, can
only be accurately
described by thnt
much abused word
" p r 1 n c ely." In
what was once an
w. wuiaiiT. unpretentious En
glish house and estate Into an enchant
ed palace set lu tho mldttf of a modern
fairyland he acted the part of a Monts
Crlsto, nnd tho magic wand used In
the transformation was the sum of $1.
M0.000 expended on It
Mr. Wright bought the property sev
en years ago. and Immediately engaged
a small array of architects and con
tractors, whom be ordered to set COO
men nt work In carrying out the pro
jected changes. He himself took up
the work of changing the landscape,
having under blm competent men to
carry out his every whim. He took
long walks over his broad acres, set
tling in bis mind bow he would Im
prove on nature. Where there was a
bill, say, he would decide to bare a
lake, giving orders that the eminence
should be carted off and put some
where else, and If there happened to
be a chasm where Mr. Wright believed
a grove would have a more picturesque
effect, why the chasm had to bo filled
up and trees planted over IL
He had two artificial lakes con
structed and In them placed artificial
Islands. Beneath the surface of one of
these stretches of water, be built a
sort of glass conservatory, the entrance
to It being on land, so that on hot days,
he and bis guests could bask In the
coolness that lies under the water. -or
the other lake, too, be conceived a fea
ture that Monte Crlsto himself would
have approved. This is a sort of cav
ern, which one enters by boat through
a rock chasm. Then there are steps
hewn out of solid rock which lead to a
ball that Is a glitter with Oriental
ornaments nnd handsome statuary.
Statruary Is, In fact, a hobby of Mr.
Wright's and a feature of his Lea Park
estate. One piece represents a gigan
tic dolphin carved out of a single block
of marble. It weighs thirty tons, and.
as no railway could carry It, was haul
ed to the Wright estate by traction en
gines. There Is nlso a magnificent
fountain, formerly one of the glories
of an Italian palace. Whlttaker
Wright bought It In Italy and engaged
several Italian sculptors on the spot to
go to England and superintend Its set
ting In place.
WORKED IN ODD MOMENTS.
How a Fumnus Frenchman Utilized
Time That Ue Might Have WaateJ.
Mme. De Genlls, In n work on
"Time," tells us that tho famous
Chancellor d'Agucsseau, observing
that bis wlfo always delayed ten or
twelve minutes before she camo down
to dinner, and reluctant to lose so
much time dally, began the composi
tion of n work which he prosecuted
only whllo thus kept waiting. At tho
end of fifteen years a book In threo
quarto volumes was completed, which
run through tbreo editions and was
held In high repute. Mme. Dc Genlls
profited by this example. Having to
wait nt the dinner In the Palais Itoyal
for Mme. Dc Chahtres. who was al
ways fifteen or twenty minutes late.
shu utilized the time, by copying a se
lection of poems from eminent authors.
It Is told of a German critic that ho
could repeat tho entire "Iliad" of Ho
mer with scarcely an error. How
mnny years, think you, did he spend
In depositing thu Immortal epic In bis
brain? Ycnrs he had uot to spare or
mouths or weeks or even entire days,
for ho was a physician In tho full tide
of practice, but ho contrived to store
in ins memory tno iwenty-rour uooks
of the old bard of "Sclo's Itocky Isle"
lu the brief, disconnected snatches of
time from hurrying from one patient
to another. Dr. Mason Good, n cele
brated English physician, performed a
similar feat, having contrived to trans
late tho whole, of Lucretius during his
long walks In Loudon to visit bis pa
' J ublleo of Free Libraries.
rnneheatcr. Enelnnd. Is nhnnl In
celebrate tbo Jubilee of Its freo libra
rles. It Is calculated that during the
fifty Tears o-.uuu.uw reference books
bavo been read or consulted, i
THROW FEW 8NOWPAU.P.
Bilk Hntsi Onco Tritiptlnit Tarctte, (let
Snowballing hns gone out of style.
Why this I the case nobody Is nblo
to say, but llm t It is true Is apparent
to anybody who happens to think on
the subject. It tuny Ins liecatiM of tho
mild winters of the Inat ten ynars nnd
tho scarcity of snow the priwout goner
ntlon hna never learned u toy of
anowlmlllng. or It mny be mnt the
growing tendency to regard n boy
who threw n snowball lu thu samo
cntegory with the person who, threw
a brick or nny other kind of n mis
alle baa bad n tendency to throw tho
aport In disfavor.
It Is moro thnti probable, however,
that the first reason Is the true ono.
In former yenra, when a winter meant
n carpet of whllo over the earth from
December to .March, snowballing was
ono of tho recognized sports of child
hood. In thoso dnys flourished tho
snow .fort, with ramparts nnd out
works, and mnny nnd fierce wero tho
battles That raged between tho de
fenders of the fort nnd the attacking
party, nnd tho ammunition nlwnys
consisted of snowballs. Hut during
tho last decade a scarcity of snow
has made such n thing as a snow
fort an Impossibility.
It wai In the training to defend or
attack the fort that the boys of other
days becamo proficient In tho use of
the snowball. When they wero not
actually engaged In battlo they would
do target practice on silk hats, cats,
dogs or anybody who happened to pass,
by. But now, whllo at times during
tbo winter thero Is plenty of snow
for the fashioning of snowballs, tho
present day boy Is not trained In thu
sport. Ho never saw n fierce snow
ball battle that prevailed In tho dnys
when his father wns a boy, and bo
hns come to feel that throwing n snow
ball at a passer-by Is about as bad as
throwing anything else.
Staid old peoplo rejoice exceedingly
as well as marvel that they can pass
a schoolhouse nt recess tlmo when tbo
snow Is thick on the ground nnd not
be greeted by n well-directed vaj.ley
of snowballs. It used to bo considered
absolutely fatal for a man to wear
n silk bat on a day when tho Snow wns
of the proper consistency to fashion
Into a projectile. Now a silk hr' cnu
bo worn with absoluto Impunity nny
dny In the winter. Snowballing was
once the time-honored and v.ull-estali-llshcd
prerogative of the boy. But
tho pendulum has swung the other
way; It Is no longer considered bright
or cute for a boy to hurl a wet
spheroid of snow Into tho left ear of
a sedate person walking quietly down
the street. And tho sedate person Is
not sad that this Is so. Cincinnati En
quirer. ONE OF KENTON'S ESCAPES.
Hla Uae of a Unrnlnp; Olnaa r-eemed
Mlracnloua to the Indiana.
The fact that Simon Kenton, one of
thu most noted frontiersmen of his
dny, had a shock of red hair may have
had something to do with the saving
of his scalp, for a red-haired man was
always a matter of curiosity to tho
Indians; but his own resourcefulness
wus his rent protection. Kenton wus
the hero of more remnrkablo escapes
from the Indians than any other man
of his time. Ho wns eight times ex
posed to ruuulug tho gauntlet, qnd
thrice were the fagots piled to roast
blm. "Kenton's luck" was a fnvorlto
expression among tno friendly pio
neers. On one occasion, says- the In
dianapolis News, when Kenton fell
Into the hands of the savages, ho was
bound band and foot and about to bo
burned at the stake.
As a last resort bo called for his
pipe. His bands wto loosed that he
might use the Hint, steel and tinder.
He waved nwny tho snvago who wus
fetching them. In his pocket he had u
burning-glass which had been given
him by an Englishman. Extending bis
band toward the sun. ho mado an In
cantation. The glass, encircled by his
thumb and forefinger, was unseen by
The tobacco In the pipe began to
burn, and clouds of smoke wero soon
rolling from Kenton's mouth. Tho In
dians wero nmazed. Never had they
seen a pipe lighted without fire.
Smoking out the pipe, Kenton again
mysteriously lighted It. Ouo of tho
Indians, bolder than tbo others, ap
proached for tho purpose of making
euro of the thongs that bound the pris
oner's feet As ho bent over tho cap
tive to do this the burning-glass wus
focused upou his head. There was a
smell of burning hair nud llosli. Tho
Indian Jumped to his feet, rubbing his
head. Meanwhllo Kenton, again using
the glass, set the leaves at his side on
tire. He struggled to bis feet aud
beckoned to au Indian to unbind his
ankles. Tho frlghteucd savago dared
not refuse this wonderful medicine
Kenton approached tbo heap of fag
ots which had been prepared for roast
lug him. Waving his arms ubovo his
bead, he picked up a vowder horn that
had been dropped by ono of tho sav
ages. Ho trailed soma powder along
tho ground. Again tho burning-glass
wns mado to work a wonder. It was
focused ou tho trull of powder, and tbo
horn wns blown to pieces.
This wns too much for tbo red men.
Fearing that worso was coming, they
fled In terror. Kenton did not tarry,
but ran through .tho bushes and mado
his way, uuopposed, to the white set-
Seeing a friend step ou tho platform
of a weighing machine Mr. Pueor
stepped up behind him.
"Let's see how much both of us
weigh," ho said.
"All right," the friend said, dropping
a cent In tho slot.
Tho Indicator flow around to tbo fig
ures 207 aud stopped,
"How much do you usually weigh?"
nsked Mr. Pneer.
"Ono forty-three, I guess-. That's
what It was-tho other day."
"Then my wolglit Is 154. Thanks."
And Mr. Pncor's countenance glowed
-with serene satisfaction as ho stepped
Hlglicat Murder lUto.
Tho United State una the blghojt
murder rate of any country lu tho