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THE RED STORM
Or the Days of Daniel Boone
By JOEL ROBINSON
CHAPTER XXt. (Continued.!
"1 nm not muster of mv own wife and
chil.l," he muttered. "The one threat
ens me. and the other refute to obey.
All my plan are continually thwarted:
I n in always to be opposed by both
mother and daughter. AnJ so it Is with
the Oirty affair. He Is (rood enough for
Iniiis; and In that matter I will hare
my way, In spite of resistance, threats,
tears or entreaties."
"You will never live to see Innis wed
ded to such a false knave." replied Mrs,
McKee. "The moss will gather upon
your bones first."
"He will soon own a great deal of
land on the south aide of the Kentucky
"Just enough to bury his rile body
In!" said Mrs. McKee.
"The Indians have promised it to him
when Hoone.horough. Harrodsburg anil
Iogrin are leveled with the ground, and
not a white settler has a foothold In
this country," rejoined McKee.
"That time will never be." responded
the Indian spouse. "The white stations
will remain long after the red men have
lost their power. The descendants of
Daniel Hoone will build their houses in
peace upon the graves of the Wyan
dot, the Shawnee, and the Cherokee."
"Accursed prophetess of evil! What
will stop your dismal croaking? Your
boding Toice sounds in my ear when any
prest project is started that promises
well to all eyes but yours. Even at this
rery moment Hoonesborough may be in
flame; for Oirty and Pit Quesne have
already attacked It with hundreds of
"They'll fail and go away like whip
ped dogs," responded Mr. McKee.
With a threatening glance at each,
McKee arose and left the cavern.
"Can Hoonesborough hold out against
so many enemies?" asked Innis, after a
"Yes; It has always been able to de
fend itself; why shouldn't It now?" re
plied her mother. "Ing-Knife (Daniel
I'.oone) is there, and he Is a very great
warrior. The station can't be taken
while he's alive. We will go up there
and see what they're doing."
"To Rooneslwrongh?" asked Innis.
The Indian mother replied in the af
firmative. In a short time they both
Issued from tiie subterranean dwelling,
and walked in the direction of the sta
tion. CIIAPTEK XXII.
The bold pioneers at the fort awaited
with painful anxiety the return of the
heroic women who had descended the
slope to procure water from the spring.
Eliza Ballard and Matilda Fleming were
the two last of the party to fill their
vessels with the sparkling fluid. While
they were In the act of doing so, a
half-dozen Wyandot, headed by Girty.
rushed from the covert of the surround
ing shrubbery, seized the two maidens,
and in spite of their resistance and
fchrieks, bore them away before the men
at the fort were scarcely aware that
was the first tor'ea?fze Tu1?y' tSeSei?
misfortune ehat had befallen them.
"Come on. men! To the rescue!" he
shouted, running to the open gate; while
several young men followed him with
"Stop, I command you!" cried Daniel
Boone, In tones distinctly heard above
the confused tumult of sounds.
"Away, away!" exclaimed Joel, with
terrible earnestness. "I hear only the
shrieks of those females. I listen only
to their calls for help. Let me go I
"And if you go with those ready to
follow you, who will defend the fort?
Who will protect those who yet remain
to us, and have equal claims upon our
exertions?" replied Captain' Boone.
"And what would it avail if we should
attempt a rescue?" said Reynolds, who
had been among the first to follow
L.ogston. "We can effect nothing
gainst hundreds of savages; we should
be cut down In a moment, and thus
would our lives be thrown away, with
out accomplishing anything. Let us re
main and trust the two maidens to the
care of God."
By this time the rest of the women
were at the gate, which was instantly
opened for their admission. Strange to
relate, they had, with one or two ex
ceptions, maintained their self-possession
to such an extent as to bring with
them the several vessels of water which
they had procured. While they were
entering, a strong body of Indians,
among which were several Frenchmen,
tried to rush In after them; but a well
directed fire from the fort forced them
to retreat, with severe loss.
Joel Logston appeared unlike himself;
he threw down his rifle and leaned
against the stockades, gloomy, silent and
dispirited. Daniel Boone attempted to
"Look," he said, pointing toward the
parents of the girls who had been cap
tured, "they are striving to bear their
grief with Christian fortitude. They
lire struj-''ling with Roman firmness to
master their paternal instincts; to listen
to the admonitions of duty; and bow to
the utern admotlons of Providence. Be
a man, Joel."
"All this trouble has come of that
Frenchman," said Logston, bitterly, "I've
never felt right since he's been among
us. It Is very clear to me that he's
been not h i i ' more nor less thau a spy
on us ever since he's been here, and
you'll find it so."
"Such remarks, Mr. Logston, are ex
tremely offensive to me," said Mr. Al
etron, 'I can't help It," retorted Joel. "I
know I'm right, and have good reasons
to say what I do. I never like to hurt
nobody's feelings, nor nothing of that
sort; but I do like to tell the truth, and
to sea justice done to all. Why did
Silas Girty apeak about this Le Bland,,
If he didn't know this man, and what
was he doln'T Your Frenchman talks
a greit deal about making his fortlu' on
Kentucky land; and I know very well
bow as expects to make It. The laud
he ha so much to say about Is rigM
here where we stand; and if he ever
pets It Hooneshorongh'll be a pile of
ruins and he'll walk over our grave.
That's what will happen. Mr. Alston,
think of It a yon may. Twenty-four
hour haven't passed since Girty offered
me two thousand acres of land to Join
the Ingins against the white station."
"Le Blaiid has my friendship and es
teem; nearer relationship, it Is well
known, has been talked of. I still find
it Impossible to believe all the dark im
ports which I hear of him. I hope you
will pardon me If I act the friendly
part, until I have ocular evidence of his
guilt." rejoined Mr. Alston.
Daniel Roone replied that he trusted
they were all willing to make a proper
allowance In the case, considering how
great had been his friendship for the
man; but so far as hi own feeling
were concerned he had no doubt of Le
During the morning and the greater
portion of the forenoon, the defenders
of Rooneshorouuh were constantly em
ployed in repelling attacks made at dif
ferent points, and in many Instances
conducted with much spirit and resolu
tion: but about noon the assaults ceased
While each stood at his post, trying
to assign some plausible reason for this
sudden suspension of hostilities, a white
man was seen approaching cautiously,
bearing a flag of truce.
"It's Girty!" said Joel, raising his
"Don't fire," exclaimed Boone. "Let
u hear what he has to say."
Finding that he was not fired npon,
Girty mounted a stump and addressed
the pioneers as follows:
"I have come to summon you to sur
render It's no use for you to resist:
if you surrender promptly no blood will
be shed; but if you will not listen to
reason, and give us Instant possession,
we will batter down your works about
your ears with cannon that we momen
tarily expect; for, know that we are
expecting not only cannon, but rein
forcements, also. What can you do
against such numbers? Nothing; every
man of you will be slain."
"Shoot him down." cried several of
the foresters; but Boone bade them to
"Perhaps you don't know me?" added
Girty, with much pomposity of manner.
"You have asked if we know you,"
said Reynolds, showing himself boldly.
"Hear our answer; we know you well.
We know you as the vilest of men liv
ing; we know you as a cowardly rene
gade, recreant to all that Is noble in the
human character: we know you as a
monster of wickedness, and as a blood
stained villain. The name of Girty
will be spoken of with contempt
by all those who shall hear of his
treachery in all time to come. I have
a worthless dog that kills lambs; In
stead of shooting him, I have named
him Silas Girty, and he has never held
up his head since; for he knows that
everybody despises him. You talk large
ly a i . m tc-iuioreements. What could
you do with cannon? Such cowardly
wretches would be afraid to fire them
if you had ever so many. We also ex
pect reinforcements; and it will be well
for you to be off before they get here.
Should you batter down our Btockades,
as you pompously thraten, we are fully
prepared for that contingency, for we
have roasted a score or two or hickory
sticks, with which we intend to sally
out and whip you out of the country as
we would thieving curs."
Reynolds' sarcastic speech put the
renegade in a towering passion. He
poured forth a volley of threats.
"I have two of your young women In
my power," he added, "and it would be
better for you to be a little more hum
ble; but I shall enter your works ami
pay you off for your insolence."
"It's a thousand pities I hadn't made
an end of you out in the woods there!"
cried Logston. "How does your head
'It will never be well till yours Is out
of sight. I shan't soon forget that mean
trick you served me; It will go hard
with you for that, Joel Logston!" re
"Don't tempt me; you make a finq
mark for my rifle at this particular
time." said Joel, menacingly.
"I m under a flag of truce," returned
I wish you was under the ground!"
added Joel, Impatiently. "Mind what
you say. I warn you, for no human
power shall prevent me from shooting
you, if you provoke me further. What
care I for a flag of truce, when it floats
over the head of such a villain?"
It was easy enough to be seen that
Girty began to feel uneasy and fearful
of consequences. If he was not more
careful In his speech; he therefore pru
dently addressed himself to Daniel
Boone, and asked for an answer to carry
back to his army.
Pell your red crew and your ruf
fianly French allies that Hoonesborough
will never be given up while two sticks
of it remain together," replied the pio
neer, promptly. 'This is our final an
Girty leaped down from the stump In
rather undignified haste, considering that
he was under a flag of truce. Shouts of
defiance and derision from the fort fol
lowed him until he was again with his
Reynolds and Mr. Fleming were In the
block-house nearest to the river. Andrew
and Exquisite Ebony were standing
within a few feet of them looking cau
tiously through the loopholes. At dif
ferent parts of the structure stern
faces were seen, begrimed with powder
and dust. Each heart felt that danger
was pressing, and every pulse throbbed
with anxiety. The attention of the plo
ners was suddenly attracted by an ex
clamation of surprise from Exquisite
"What now?" asked Daniel Boone.
I "Will yer look der?" said Ebony.
Right afort our eyes."
"I don't see anything but the river,"
rejoined the capl-ilu, nft-r looking a
llioincn from one of the loopholes.
"Don't Jer et M:i: Itootic. it am
changed lis color; it nm just like mud
as one darkey is like nnilddcr," relumed
The pioneer looked again from the
block-hone, and the truth of the negro's
remarks was nt once apparent. The
waters of the Kentucky were no longer
il their natural color, but deeply col
ored us when, swollen with heavy rains,
the loi se red soil is washed away. For
ell Instant the pioneer was nt fault.
"This is strange," he exclaimed; "what
can you make of it. men? Ah! I un
derstand it all! They are digging a
trench; they intend to let the water in
"Yon nre right," sild Fleming, mourn
fully. "Hoonesborough Is no better than
The pioneer looked gloomily at each
other: they thought of their wive and
children: brave men wiped away tear,
that, perhaps, were never guilty of the
like weakness before; but they were not
selfish tears; they flowed for those un
able to defend themselves from savage
"Girty must have put this Infernal
Idea Into their heads," said Reynold.
"Possibly not; for I heard Le Bland
remark once, that Ibionesliorough might
bo easily undermined, and the whole of
us drowned out like so many rats," re
plied Mr. Fleming.
"De women folk won't have to go
arter no more water," observed Ebony,
"No; de water will come arter detn,"
"Dar's more of de mischief!" ex
"So there is; they're shootlu" flatnin
arrers at us to set the works on tire,"
said Joel Iogston.
The women and children had learned
by this time what was going forward,
and every part of the fort resounded
with cries and lamentations. Hus
bands atnl wives, parents and chil
dren, embraced each other tenderly,
thinking that they would soon be parted
forever In this world.
"Death must come to u all In some
form or other," said Boone, addressing
the mournful and panic-stricken group,
in a calm, subdued and solemn voice.
"It is an Irrevocable law of God that
all created beings should die. Seeing
that death is something that cannot be
evaded, it becomes us to meet it with
firmness and Christian philosophy. So
far as I am able to Judge, the term of
our earthly lives is drawing to a close.
I must certainly regard It In this sad
light, unless some means can speedily
be devised to thwart this ingenuity of
our enemies. I enjoin upon you all to
be calm In this terrible emergency. Let
the women and children all take shelter
In the block-house, and be careful not to
encumber and embarrass their brave
defenders. I desire implicit obedience,
and If it is accorded, all may yet be
The forester paused, and the effect of
his words was Instantly obvious; the fe
males checked their tears, and the men
grasped their arms with fresh resolu
tion. "Mr. Reynolds," added Boone, "take
about half of our able-bodied men,
gather up all the picks and shovels, etc.,
that can be found, and hasten to the
enclosure on that side toward the
river; if our foes mine, we must coun
termine." This order was received with hmd
cheers, and the plan was so promising
that every man felt a new hope spring-
i,r ii n in his imuom
"Cut a trench eight feet wide and ns
long as you can, within the stockades,
and we will baffle them yet. Whilq
you are digging, the rest of us will keep
a sharp lookout that they don't set us
To be continued.
SOME NEW DELICACIES.
Itooen Ducka and Fattened llena
the Yotrue for Dainty Luncheons.
Pate de fole gras must look to Its
luurels. This delicate food the en
larged liver of a goose has long beeu
considered In a class by Itself us nn
expensive piece le resistance imported
from abroad. Now New York society
has grown tired of the monotony of
pute de fole gru.s, and the Ingenuity of
French caterers lias been put to the
test to supply a substitute, says the
San Francisco Chronicle.
As a result, the linjiortntlon of pou
larde du Maim, or fat hen of Le Mans,
Is growing rapidly. This bird, liko
the Strasburg goose, spends the lust
three or four months of her life In a
box hardly big enough to permit her
to move. She Is given plenty of food,
calculated to make her meat tender
and white and to create plenty of fat
When fattened, such a hen weighs as
much as a small turkey ami brings $0
In the New York market.
Rouen ducks are also becoming very
popular. They sell for $7 apiece.
These ducks are treated much as are
the fat hens of Le Mans. The polite
name for them Is "canards do Rouen."
Calvllle apples, which cost 1" cents
to $1 each, and which are grown In
Normandy and near Turenno, are
prominent umong the absurdly expen
sive fruits which wealthy New York
ers now delight to eat. They uro
grown with great care, each apple
bearing a picture on Its thin, delicate
skin, etched there by the sun. Tho
pictorial design Is cut out of tissue
puper and pasted over the apple skin,
and the sun does the rest.
Belgian asparagus, selling at $7 to
$8 n bunch. Is also finding a ready
murket In New York.
An Imported pheasant, properly
served with truflles, costs $10, but
hundreds of them arc being Imported
Dlrd In the Hand, Kte.
Prudent Aunt You should pot be In
too big a hurry selecting a husband,
my dear. I don't think much of the
young men of to-day.
Ethel Yes; but many a girl remains
single all her life by waiting for the
young men of to-morrow,
John Jacob Astor's income. Is esti
mated at $30,000 a day.
Tho War to Make n Uroinlrr.
Thoso who prefer the artificial moth
od of raising chickens enn make n
brooder out of nil old packing nso
which will accommodate fifty chicks
at n cost of about a dollar. Sue!) a
brooder bas given excellent results nt
olio of tin experimental stations when
used In shed or tvlony house. Details
of construction of a brawler of this
kind are shown In the Illustrations.
The lower section of the brooder, which
contain the lamp for heating. Is n box
HOMl'M AIK IIHlMil.H.
thr foot square made of ten Inch
hoards, which Is covered with tin or
A1mvo this cover, n round, the edges
of the lump lx. one Inch strips are
nailed. Two one Inch holes arc bored
through the strips on each sldo of the
box for the purpose of ventilation. A
floor of matched tonrd Is laid on the
strips. A hole eight Inches In diameter
Is cut In tho center of this floor, and
over It Is reversed nn old tin pan ten
Inches In diameter, tho sides of the
pan lelng punched full of hole to
allow free circulation of heat. Over
this Is placed a table two feet nix
Inches square, with legs four niul a
hulf inches high.
Around tho shies of this table Is
tucked a curtain of felt cloth from top
to bottom at Intervals of live or six
Inches to allow the chicks to pass In
edbybonrdsfourlnchcs rdlu uu uiiniuui
SKCTlO.t or BHOOIU.R.
and out at will, the whole being sur
rounded by board four Inches high
uud three feet long nailed together nt
the comers and resting on tho floor of
the brooder. When the chicks are ten
days old one of these boards may be
taken awny and a bridge used so that
tho chicks may run from tho hover to
tho floor of the room.
Open the Stable Window.
If the cows hnve been stabled nil
winter they nre likely to tecotno un
easy ns spring advaiu-es ami long for
outdoors. It is an excellent plan to
turn them out Into sheltered barnyards
that nre clean and so arranged that the
cold spring winds will not blow over
them. Give them some roughage to
munch over while they are out. If It
Is not feasible to turn them out yet,
then arrange the stable so they may
have all tho fresh ulr possible without
causing tho nlr to blow over them so
they nre likely to catch cold. The win
dow arranged so that It may lc opened
and the ocnli)g covered by the muslin
sash will furnish this air without
draught better than anything else. Ks
Ieclally give the cows sun If It can be
done. If thero Is an open shed on the
place facing the sun Into which the
cows may le turned they will enjoy
It Immensely. This little care Just n few
weeks before they are turned out to
gruss will help u (Tali's wonderfully.
Uracil!- a Fence I'oat.
Oftentimes It Is necessary or politic
to curve the farm fence at a certain
point, and those who have built such
fences appreciate the dllllculty of set
ting the post at the sharjM-st point of
the curve, so that It will not pull over.
HOW TO I1IIACK A t'CNL'K POST.
Any of tho ordinary methods of brac
ing do not seem to answer the purpose.
An excellent brace may be inado by
the following plan: Place the post In
position, then dig a hole two feet (loop
and about six or eight feet from the
post. Obtain a heavy stone and fasten
a stout piece of wire to It, long enough
to reach to tho post and wrap around
It two or three times. Then bury the
stono In the hole, covering It with the
soil and tramping the soil down tightly.
The other end of the wlro Is thou
wrapped about the post tightly and
held In position with staples. It should
be drawn taut It will not, be possible
for the post to draw away from this
brace under any ordinary conditions.
The Illustration shows bow simple the
t if C? 1
Mtirri Seed for Meadows.
Taking one farm with another,
there are few containing the soil nec
essary to grow a prnlllablo crop of
pure timothy bay, hence It Is best to
use inlvisl seeds. What the mixture
should be depends somewhat on the
locality and the strength of the soil.
Where cloer hay I mainly desired it
mixture of iiIsIInO cloer and timothy
gives splendid result, particularly on
soil that Is Inclined to be wet. Fight
pounds of clover to the acre Is the
usual seeding for led clover, though
on land that bas been In clover six
pounds Is usually siHhVlent. A a rule,
there Is Hot enough clmer hay grown
on the farm. Valuable ns timothy Is
for horses, the chcr bay Is ' much
more valuable for a mixed lot of stock ;
It suit the cows, sheep, calves and
lambs better than either timothy or
mixed hay. and Is very valuable for
the poultry. Where there Is an iibund
mice we would not hesitate to food
more or less of It to swine as n varia
tion In the roughage from corn stover.
XXelahlna the Milk.
There Is no good reason why the
plan of weighing the milk to ascertain
what each cow Is doing should ls put
off until fall. Start In with the fresh
cows and kep It up around to the time
they nre dried off again, and one will
then have a valuable record of results.
A nelghlsir whom we Induced to try
this plan several years ago was glad
enough to get rid of one half of bis
herd of eighteen cow and buy new
ones, for he found that those he wold
had been robbing him for year; In
the case of two of them they were a
jMisltlve loss while the others gave not
enough profit In the twelve months to
nn where near pay for the Hun n
sinned In caring for them. The eyes
of more than one dairyman have Iss-u
ojMMied by this simple expedient of
keeping il careful record, by Weight, of
tho milk furnished by each cow for n
given period of considerable length.
This I necessary, for some cows nre
small milkers In summer, others In win
ter, and vice versa.- Imllanaisills ew .
limiit Mllltlaa ,.!.
Tho milking stisd on the average
farm Is of little value, t'sually It Is
nil affair with one leg, uhui which the
milker balances himself so that ho can
fall readily, carrying the pall of milk
with film, should the cow move quickly.
A stool that will not tip over Is readily
made of a small Imx that Is strong
The Imx should Im about fifteen Inches
high, unless the cow Is built low. In
which case the (m.x call be three Inches
lower. It should te from twelve to
fourteen Inches square to form a com
fortable sent. Nail two cleats on the
Inside of the Nix exactly eight Inches
from the bottom, then tit a tvuch or
shelf on these cleats, with one end ex
tending out the HUlllileiit length and
held III place with two legs. On this
the pall Is sot, while the milker occu
pies the top of the hot mid straddles
the pall. This appllainv Is readily
innde, Is Arm on the tbsir, and, except
In unusual casit, no cow would ls llk-
AN IHKAI. MII.KI.M1 SKKll.
ly to upset either pail or milker,
Illustration shows the affair
Ilnllntf Hay from Windrow.
Either wild hay or timothy can be
baled direct from the windrow, provld
ed It Is In projH-r condition to he put
In the barn; otherwise, not, says Wal
lace's Farmer, Clover hay must be
drier than either timothy or wild hay.
We have never tested this on our own
farms, but we have wen enough of It
ill operation elsewhere to Justify us
lu making this statement. We douht
whether under ordinary conditions It
will be practical, as the additional
work would have to le done at a time
when labor Is usually expensive. We
do not know of any reason why this
hay should not command fully as good
a price on tho market as hay that has
gone through tho sweat lu the stack.
I'rune I'raeh Trees Low,
The only rule to follow In pruning
a peach orchard should be to keep tin
tree as low-beaded us sisslble, says an
exjsTt orchardlst ; to keep all growth
from tho Inside of tho tree, as that
growth Is away from the light and sun,
and therefore weak and unable to bear
good fruit. Cut out all the weak limbs
and twigs from the Inside of the tree,
so as to mliiil t the sun uud allow a
free circulation of ulr through the tree.
Cut back to one foot all tho top or up
right growth of last year, thus keep
ing the tree from growing too fall, ami
enabling' It to carry heavier loads of
fruit without breaking down, and to
resist damage by wind, and allowing
the fruit to be gathered with less trou
ble and expense.
(atlle That Are Immune.
A discovery that may have an im
portant place In the world's history,
though of apparent trivial Importance
la Itself, Is that native Japanese cat
tle, under natural conditions, are free
from tuberculosis, while cattle Im
ported Into Japan appear to be highly
susceptible. The significance of the
discovery lies In the possibility that an
Immune breed of cattle may be de
veloped which, of course, would be a
big victory lu the war being waged
agatust the white plague.
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Conlila'l Bee It.
poe - There Is that eiqulHlto creature,
MUs I'enrllue, over there. I'nlock for
me the disir of hope by Introducing me
to that mlitnie of woman mid angel.
Practical Friend Cnn't do It, my
hoy; don't know the combination. Bal
riTP rniiiii"itly I'tirrd. No Mint nrmian
M 0 aflrr fli.l .Imv. n.r nf I 'r h Uim'ai.li-al ! a
ji.i,,icf Mr ii. I fi.f r ra t I l Im.iiIo ai.il u. atlut
Pi. It II Kllu.-, I 1,1 ,imi A" li -I , I'liila-lrii.liia, l a.
I'roof of Ilia allaMlltr.
Traveler I must get to tho railway
Station as soon ns ptMltle. Which of
(nil has the fntiwt liorae.
Cabman (pulling n paper from hi
poikctl Mere, read this! Threw years
ago I was nnl four marks for fast
driving - I'lisero tjesellwhaft.
Molhrri wilt nii.l M "-. Winl..'a Hni.tMna;
Pyrti tlin t ail ri-no"1jr lo mo for lhair obllilmu
during Hi" Ivi'lliii.g M1.
I. at Wi-ll Knonaa Alone.
Tbrre'a graft and avil everywhere.
And )rl. and yet. lay brother.
Tin world la '"! I would not cars
Juat now to try snoihvrl
llutla Inter Mountain.
"Wash day I Monday everywhere,"
said a glof.e trotter.
lie madit a genture of aniateiueiit.
"How strung that la." he said. "V
Ullev I i the Itltiln, the Algerians be
lieve In the Koran, but both of ua be
lieve lu the same waali day.
"The OiTinniis, the French, the En
glish, the South Americana, the Arabs,
the Japs, the Chinese, all have Monday
for wash day. ow here you w ill over
tlie world, and on Monday clothes,
white and H from the tub, flap cruU
ly In the wind."
A lirral t am ela aer.
Congreasnian Tbomaa Hedge, of
Iowa, holds that I'allo M. Shaw, secre
tary of the treasury, Is one of the best
political campaigners In the country.
'.S'oUnly ever gets nwny," said Hedge,
"if Leslie gets A chance to address hliu
personally. In one rnmpalgu he car
ried n splendid new watch. After ad
dressing nn audience he would circu
late among the voters, saying to this
man and that: 'I wish you would give
me the correct time, I nm afraid of los
lug my train.' Of course, each man
compiled, feeling flattered at the re
quest. Shaw used to say It wns hard
on the wntcli, but fie Isdleved the votes
he made In this way more than made
up."--Indiana sdls News.
BUNYAN AND THE UNEMPLOYED
Lonilunrra Who XVeetrd Work a lilt
Hear AImiuI I'llarlm.
"That's John Hunynu's house we're
coming to," said the ktnlwart I'.cdford
police constable, striding along at the
fie.nl of the small nrmy of unemployed
the other morning -"seeing thelii safely
off the premises," as It were, says the
"Who's V?" roared a dozen men
from tho ranks.
"W"y," ventured a man with a
strong Lancashire accent, " 'e for tink
er woru't V?"
"Ay," chorused a dozen more.
"W'y, wots tit extra special 'bout
belli' tinker'" queried a dlscontenti-d
man. "I Isi tinker, too, but nobody's
acoomln' round look In' ut my 'ouse."
"For two good reason, 'Arry."
"Wot be theniV"
"You ain't got no 'ouse t' lcgln wl
ml y' ain't John llunyau ayther."
Ioud laughter greeted this sally.
"Hut wot else did this 'ere liunynn
do asides tlnkerlu'?"
"W'y, y' chump, 'o wrote Isiok ca'ed
'Pilgrim's Progress' or summat."
"W'y, then, that be a'reet for us,
then; we la pilgrims sure enough, an'
we lie mukln' progress, so three cheers
for good owld John Ilunyan!"
The 150 men burst into ringing cheers
and resumed their military murchlng
formation of fours.
Convict Ilrlrare II I marl f.
Ho hud Just been releused from the
penitentiary and had taken a position
at a hotel where once In awhile he was
assigned to duties which gave hliu an
opportunity of showing people to their
rooms. This ex-couvlct was sent with
a man to show hliu to a room ono'day
and was told where to go. When tin
elevator reached the third floor, when
tho room was located, tho ex-convlet
had forgotten the number of the room.
He turned to the guest and said:
"Where did you say you locked?"
The expression Is a familiar one with
tho convicts at the pen, who call their
Tho cx convict caught himself saying
theso self betraying words, and was
much embarrassed until he discovered
that the guest did not understand him.
Now be is careful in the choice of
words. Columbus Dispatch.
Deea Reaad Some.
Ills manuscript was worn and tor
From constant declination.
"They can't taj," ha aald. "to my
Works t big circulation I"