Bohemia nugget. (Cottage Grove, Or.) 1899-1907, October 24, 1906, Image 6

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b Between Two Fires
"A wise man will make more opportunities
than he finds." Francis B.u-on.
chapter mil-i continued.
"I low was ln wounded'.'" I aked. "Toll
me what tin1 Colonel diil 10 Mm, ami be
"Yes. sir. The Colonel t"ld u Mr.
Carr was to he kept at the rin.h ov,r
nigh! : wasn't t,i leave it alive, sir. lie
said. YY,!1. up In yesterday i: was nl!
right JMid i!.:siint. Mr. fair wasn't
xory well, nnd tin- doses i lii Colonel gave
Mm didn't s,e:n to !ii:n any N-;:,.r--quite
tin- contrary. But jesterday after
noon 'it' j.'"! r.i in p.i goons would any
how, ill or well 1 So ho it it ui mi l drss
ed. WVd taken nil hi" weapon from
him. sir. nnd when lr- came down dress
ed, nnd asked for hi horse, wo told him
lie couldn't co. Well. he just said. 'Got
out of tin' light. 1 toll you.' nnd began
walking toward the lull door. I don't
mind saying wo wore rather put about,
sir. Wo didn't oar.' to shoo: It i : as he
stood, and it's my Is'Iiof we'd have lot
liim pass; lmt just as ho was going out.
in comes tho Colonel. Hullo, what's this.
Johnny':' s.tys ho. 'You've go: some
rvhenio 0:1.' siid Carr. "I b-'lievo yon'vo
I ivn drugging mo. Out of tho w ay, M(--Gro::or.
or I'll brain vmi." 'Whore are
ou stains':" says tho Col.mel. 'To Whit
t inshain. to tho Preside:!.'." said ho.
'Not to-d.iy." say the Colonel. "Come,
l-o reasonable, Johnny. You'll bo nil right
tomorrow." "Colonel McGregor." says
l:e. Tm unarmed, and you've sot a re
volver. You can shoot mo if you like, but
unless you do, I'm giing out. You've
loen playing some dodge on me. and you
phall pay for it.' With that he rushed
straight at tho Colonel. The Colonel, ho
utoppod o: one side and let him pass.
Then he went after him to the door, wait
ed till ho was about fifteen yards o:T. then
up with his revolver, as cool as you like.
ud shot him clean as a sixpence in the
right log. Iown came Mr. Carr: he lay
there n minute or two. aud then he faint
ed. Tick him up. dross his wound, and
put Mm to bed." says the Colonel. Well.
Fir, it was only a flesh wound, so we soon
pot him comfortable, and there he lay all
"How did he r"t away to-day?"
"We were all out. sir went over to
Mr. Carr's place, to borrow his horses.
Well, when we'd pit the horses, we rode
round outside the town, and came into
the road between here and the Colonel's.
Ten horses we'd pot. and we went there
to give the ten men who were patrolling
tlie road the fresh horses. We heard from
them that no one had come along. When
ve go: home, he'd been gnie two hours!"
"How did he manage it?"
"A woman, sir," said my warrior, with
supreme disgust. "(lave her ten dollars
to undo the front door, and then he was
off! He daren't go to the stables to get
n horse, so he was forced to limp away
en his game leg. A plucky one he is.
too." he concluded.
"Poor old Johnny." said I. "You
d.'da't go after him?"
"No time. sir. Couldn't tire the horses.
Beside, when he'd once got home, he'
got a dozen men there, and they'd have
kpt. us all night. Well, sir, I must be
off. Any answer for the Colonel? He'll
.e outside the Golden House by eleven,
sir, and Mr. Carr won't get in if he
comes after that."
"Tell him to rely on me," I answered.
But for all that I didn't mean to shoot
Johnny on siht.
So, much perturbed in spirit, I set off
to the barracks, wondering when Johnny
would get to Whittingham, and whether
lie would fall into the Colonel's hands
outside the Golden House. It struck me
ns unpleasantly probable that he might
come and spoil the harmony of my even
ing: if be came there first, the conspiracy
would probably lose my aid at an early
moment. What would happen to me I
didn't know. But, as I took off my coat
in the lobby. I bent down as if to tie a
shoestring, and had one more look at my
1 shall never forget that supper as long
a? 1 live. Considered merely as a social
gathering it would be memorable enough,
for I never before or since sat at meat
with ten such queer customers as my
liosts of that evening. The officer of
the Aureataland army were a very mixed
lot two or three Spanish Ain-ri' tins,
three or four Brazilians, and the balance
Americans of the type of their country
men are least proud of. If there was on
honest man among them he s-lilously
concealed his title to distinction. All this
might have passed from my memory, or
Llcndcd in a subdued hartnny with my
general impression of Aureataland ; but
the peculiar position in which I mood
gave to my mind an unusual activi y of
perception. Among this bin.) of c-i ;..
revelers I sat vigilant, res; less and im
patient; feigning to a leadlt.g pirt
J:i their hilarity, I wis soW, oil d.
nd alert to my very finger tips. I mix
lously watched their bearing nnd evi)r,.s.
Kion. I led them on to sjioak of th Pres
ident, rejoicing when I elicited op-n mur
mur and covert threats nt his luso in
gratitudc to the men on whose support his
power rested. They had not b.-.-n p;tid
for six months, and were ripe for ;uiv
mischief. I was more than once tempted
to forestall the Colonel and begin the
revolution on my own account ; only iuy
Inability to produce before their eyes ;my
arguments of the sort they would listen
to restrained me.
Eleven o'clock had come and gone. The
Heuior Captain had proposed the Presi
dent's health. It was received in sullen
silence; I was the only man who hon
ored it by rising from his seat.
The Major had proposed the army, nnd
they had responded to their noble selves.
A young man of weak expression and
quavering legs had proposed, "The com
merce of Aureataland," coupled with tho
name of Mr. John Martin, in laudatory
lmt Incoherent terms, and I was on my
legs replying. Oh, that speech of mine !
For discursiveuess, for repetition, for
sheer inanity, I suppose it ha never
Leen eaualed. I droned steadily away
as I went on the audience paid less and
!e stttntlon. It was past twelve. The
we'i of my eloquence was running drier
and drier, and jet no sound outside! I
wondered how Ions they would stand it
and hurt l ;ig I could stand it. At 1-:1"
I Ivgan my peroration. Hardly had I
d'tie so. whon one of the young men start- j
ed in n gentle voice a ditty. One by ono
they toek it up, till the rising tide of I
voices drowned my fervent period. Per- '
force I stepped. They were all on their
feet now. I i 1 1 they mean to break up?
In despair nt the idea I lifted up my i
vohv. loud and distinct, in a verse of the I
impoi: io'i, and seizing my neighbor's j
hand began to move slowly round tho
table. The move ,wa successful. Each
man followed suit, nnd tho whole party,
kicking back their chairs, revolved with
lurching steps.
Tho room was thick with smoke. Me
chanically I led tho chorus, straining ev
ery nerve to hear a sound from outside.
I was grow ins dizzy with tho movement,
and. overwrought with the strain on my
nerves, I know a few minutes more would
ho tho limit of endurance, when nt last I
heard a loud shout and tumult of voice.
"What's that?" exclaimed the Major,
in thick tones, pausing as ho spoke.
I dropped his hand, and seizing my re-
"Sotne row
in barracks, Major.
em alone.
I must go," he said. "Character
reataland army at stake."
"Set a thief to catch a thief, eh
jor?" said I.
"What do you mean, sir?" he
tered. "Ix't me go."
"If you move. I shiot. Major," said I,
bringing out my weapon. I never saw
greater astonishment on human eounte
natiiv. He cried :
"Hi, stop him he's mad he's going
to shoot !"
A shout of laughter rose from the crow
around n. for they felt exquisite appre
ciation of my supposed joke.
"Right you are, Martin," cried one.
"Keep him quiet. We won't go home
till morning !"
The Major turned to the window. It
was a moonlight night, and as I looked
with him I saw the courtyard full of sol
diers. Who was in command? The an
swer to that meant much to me. The
sight somewhat sobered the Major.
"A mu iny !" he cried. "The soldiers
have risen !"
"Go to bed," said the junior ensign.
"Look out of window !" he cried.
They all staggered to the window. As
the soldiers saw them, they raised a shout.
I could not distinguish whether it was a
greeting or a threat. They took it as the
latter, and turned to the door.
"Stop!" I cried; "I shoot the first man
who oiens the door."
In wonder they turned on me. I stood
facing them, revolver in hand. They
waited huddled together for an instant,
then made a rush at me ; I fired, but
missed. I had a vision of a poised gob
let : a second later, the missile caught me
in the chest, and hurled me back against
the wall. As I fell I dropped my weapon,
and they were upon me. I thought it was
all over; but as they surged round, in
the madness of anger, I. looking through
their ranks, saw the door open and a
crowd of men rush in. Who was at their
head? It was the Calanel, and his voice
rose high above the tumult :
"Order, gentlemen, order." Then to
his men he added :
"Each mark your man, and two of you
bring Mr. Martin here."
I was saved. To explain how, I must
explain what had been happening at the
Golden House, and how the night attack
had fared.
It is a sad necessity that compels us
to pry into the weaknesses of our fellow
creatures, aud see to turn them to our
own profit. I am not philosopher enough
to say whether this course of conduct
derives any justification from its univer
sality, but in the region of practice I have
never hesitated to place myself on a
moral level with those with whom I had
to deal. I felt, therefore, very little
scruple in making use of the one weak
spot discoverable in the defence of our
redoubtable opponent, his excellency, the
President of Aureatnland.
The President had no cause to suspect
a trap; therefore, like a sensible man,
he chose to spend the evening with the
Signorma rather than with his gallant
ollicers. It appears that at a few min
utes eleven o'clock, when the Presi
dent was peacefully listening to the con
versation of his fair guest (whom he had
galvanized into an affected liveliness by
ah1 ruling remarks on her apparent pre
occupation), there li-n upon tus ear the
sound of a loud knocking nt the door.
Iili.uer had been served, and the Presi
ded could not command a view- of the
l-no lier without going out on to the ve
randa, which ran all round the house,
und walking round to the front. When
tin; knock was heard, the Signorina start
ed up.
"lou't disturb yourself, pray," said his
excellency politely. "I gave special in
structions that I was visible to no one
tiiis evening. But I was wondering wheth
er it could be Johnny Carr. I wnnt to
speak to him for a moment, and I'll just
go round outside and see if it is."
As lie Fpoko a tap was heard at the
"Yes?" said the President.
"Mr. Carr is at the door and particu
larly wants to nee your excellency. An
urgent matter, lie says."
"Tell him I'll come round and speak to
him from the verunda," replied thu Presi
dent. 1I turned to the window, and threw It
open to step out. Let me tell what fol
lowed in thu Signorina's words.
"Just then we heard a sound of a num
ber of horses galloping up. The Presi
dent stopped, and ald :
" 'Hullo, what's up?'
"Then there was a shout and a volley
of shots, and I heard the Colonel's voioe
cry :
'"Down with your arms; down, I oy,
or rou'r dead meal'
"The President too out hi rro.!rr,
went back to the window, passed through
It, nnd without a word disappeared. I
could not hear even the sound of his feet
on the veranda.
"I heard one more shot - thou n rul
of men to tho door, and tho Colonel hurst
In, with sword and roolvor In hi hands,
and followed by ten or a do.en men. .
"1 ran to him, terrified, and cried:
" 't h, i anyone hurt ?'
"Ho iiok no notice, but asked hastily:
" 'Whore i ho?'
"1 pointed to tho veranda, and gasped:
'"llo went out there.' Then I turned
to one of the men and said ngain :
" '1 nn. one hurt ?'
''Onlv Mr. Carr,' ho roj
rest of 'em were a precious sight too care
ful of themselves.
" Wild is he killed?'
"lon't think he's dead, nils,' ho said.
'But he's hurt badly."
"A I turned again. I saw the Presi
dent stati. ling quite calmly In the win
dow. When the Colonel saw him. ho
raised his revolver and said:
"To j on jield. General Whittingham?
Wo ntv twelxo to one."
"As ho spoke, every man covered the
President with his aim. The latter stood
facing the twelve revolver, his own wea
pon hanging loosely in hi left hand.
Then, smiling, ho slid a little bitterly:
"'Heroic are not in my line. McGreg
or. 1 suppose this i a popular rising
that is t say. yon have br.bed the men
nnd murdered my best friend. Well, wo
mustn't use hard names,' ho wont on In
a gentler tone. I give in,' and. throwing
down his weapon, he asked, 'Have you
qui:e killed Carr?'
"'I don't know," said the Colonel, Im
plying plain'y that he dot not oarv. either.
"'I suppose it wa you that shot him?"
"Tlie Colonel nod led.
"The President jnwned and looked at
his watch.
"'As 1 have no p.irt In to-night's per
forma in v," said ho. 'I presume 1 am at
liberty to go to bed?"
" 'My men must stay here, and you
must leave the d'or open.'
"'I have no objection,' said the lresi
dent. " "Two of you stay In this room. Two
of you keep watch in the veranda, ono at
thi window, the other at the bedroom
window. I shall put three more sentries
outside. General Whittingham i not to
leave this room. If you hear or see any
thing going on in there, go in and put
him under restraint. Otherwise treat him
with reioot.'
"'I thank you for your civility.' said
tho Pres. dent, 'also for the compliment
implied in those precautions. I it over
thi matter of the debt that your patriot
ism has drawn you into revolt?'
" 'I see no use in discussing public af
fair at this moment.' the Colonel re
plied. 'And my presence is required else
where. I regret that I cannot relieve
you of tho p resell of these men, but I
do not feel I should be justified in accept
ing your parole.'
"The President did not seem to be lin
gered at this insult.
" "I have not offered it,' he said sim
ply. 'It is better you should take your
own measures. Need I detain you, Colo
nel?' "The Colonel did not answer him, but
turned to me and said :
"'Signorina Nugeut, we wait only for
yon, and time is precious.'
"Looking up, I saw a smile on the
President's face. As I rose reluctantly,
he also got up from the chair into which
he had flung himself, and stopped me with
a gesture. I was terribly afraid that he
was going to say something hard to me,
but his voice only expressed a sort of
amused pity.
"'The money, was It, Signorina?' he
said. 'Young people and benutiful people
should not be mercenary. Poor child, you
had better have stood by nie.
"I answered him nothing, but went out
with the Colonel, leaving him seated
afiln in the chair, surveying with some
apparent amusement the two threatening
sentries who stood at the door. The
Colonel hurried me out of tho house, say
ing :
"We must ride to the barracks. If the
news gets there before us, they may cut
up rough. You go home. Your work Is
"So they mounted and rode away, leav
ing me in the road. There were no signs
of any struggle, except the door hanging
loose on its hinges, and a drop or two
of blood on the stpps where they had
shot poor Johnny Carr. I went straight
home, and what happened in the next
few hours at the Golden House I don't
know, and, knowing how I left the Presi
dent, I cannot explain. I went home,
and cried till I thought my heart would
(To be continued.)
Thrift j.
"Tim," nsked the passenger on the
rear platform of the antiqiiatod flat
wheded cable car, "what's In this cov
ered stone Jtir I see out here nearly
every time I take; a trip on your car?"
"That's tny wife's churning," an
swered the conductor. "One round trip
on this old rattletrap brings the butler
every time. Saves her lots of trouble."
Chicago Tribune.
Tiki l.nte.
The millionaire's motherless pom had
Just filed his application for ti Job as
husband to tin; fair maid.
"You'll have to cxcum; me, Percy,"
she said, "but I can never be anything,
more than a mother to you."
"A mother!" echoed the HurprUed
"That's what I wild," rejoined tho f.
in. "Your father Kpoke first."
Ill l-v.
Uncle Josh It H-ems tin; minister
has hud rheumatism for the last three
years, hut he hasn't said uiythin
11 101 1 It.
Aunt Hetty Why, I could have told
him Just what to do for It.
Uncle Josh Mehbo that'u one of tho
reasons why ho kept It quiet. Wat
son's Magazine.
Iturul I. oiclc.
Undo Hlruin Brother Ebon's
has stained glass winders In his
Aunt Samantha Yew don't tell I
That comes from niarrylu' one uv them
good-foi'-nothln city gals. I reckon she's
too paky lazy to wash th' stains off.
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. V, .Ur jH Ail A. .
NiAi 1 llorr from Hi.h Mnl.l.
Vs J&.'f?u . tl?'. -TT- 'Sk One of tin' most Interesting Mudlol
v lV?fci: l In the Inlcrstiiti- llc stock nn.l horse
Vs-s'"1- t"vj
For II I ill nil lli'U.
A ringing trap for bog Is a ticccslt.v
on ninny farms, nnd tin ticcotiipauy lug
sketch show a good form. The frame
of trap I two Inch by four Inch pieces,
l. I. nnd IV. lapped uinl bolted nt
corners ns shown, and n tight, smooth
tloor. Also side and top board nro
solidly nulled to Inner edgo of the
frame, u show n. making: a strong crate
from which board cannot be crowded
nlT. Rear end I tlttcil with slide door
to raise up n Indicated by dotted line
V. Front end has n door, A A. made
of two thick, strong board on Inside
cross cleats at top and bottom. A, A.
Is Joined nt bottom by two strong
hinge to frame 1 , and held up when
In use by the Iron dump P. being plac
ed down out top of door nnd frame,
1). loor ba ii central opening B. be
low which are several bolt holes, for
fastening tin Iron lever, C. Tln top
door also litis wide dent. E. bolted at
one end with blocks behind to hold
It out from door, so the other end will
form a guide for lever C. which, when
pulled forward, partially closes open
ing B. and firmly holds hog. with head
through the opening. Lever C Is fas
tened while In use by a spike nail In
serted a shown. In one of several holes
bored through side cleat and door nt
7 Opening B I twelve Inches long nnd
nine and one-half Inches w ide at widest
place near lower end. nnd lower end of
opening Is ten Inches nbovo floor.
Crate U four feet two Inches long, two
feet four inches high, and one foot six
Inches wide. Inside measure. Place
trap squarely with rear end close up
to lu g house door, with lever C thrown
back; raise slide door, drive In n hog
and drop slide door belling lilm, and
he will thrust his head through the hole
B. Pull lever C tight against his neck
and insert spike to hold It there, and
you can ring with ease a hotf weighing
nearly 4U pounds.
The ti-li-elloii of Men! Corn.
There Is no time which Is put In to
Ix-tter udvantago or which fetches a
larger return than that devoted to se
lecting the seed corn during the latter
part of September and the first half of
October. The advantage which secur
ing the seed ears at this time haH over
the ordinary method of selecting at
husking time lies In the fai t that a
cnolce of tho earliest maturing ears
can be made, a distinction that Is Im
possible when all of the crop Is rljHj
and ready to husk. For ull the north
half of the corn belt that typo of corn
Is iH'St which Itcars Us ears low on the
stalk. This means as a rule that Ruch
corn will mature early, ami while the
ears produced may not bo quite ho
large as those which one has to reach
above his head after they are much
more likely to produce hard corn, which
will keep after It Is put In the crib. Tho
Bhajsj and depth of kernel and form
and type of ears are of very trivial Im
portance as compared vlth tho main
question us to whether the corn itself
Is of a variety which will mature a
crop In the latitude In which It Is
ioimI Ylelil of I'lerrr.
Ten pounds to the lleoeo Is regarded
largo when It Is an average from year
ling lambs. A correspondent of In
diana Parmer writes that from a (lock
of 1,0K) yearling lambs of McCals; &
Nelson Hocks, of Putnam County, In
diana, lo.iioo pounds of n very fine
quality of wool has been sheared this
season, and that the wool Is very even
In liber and general condition, showing
that the sheep were fed regularly, and
cared for In a very excellent manner.
This even condition of tho wool Is al
ways a sure sign of regular feeding
and care In management and such wool
always brings the best price.
('nil for Mil j-iMieUn.
Tor the benefit of those who are un
willing to purchase caps for covering
the cocks we wish to say that alfalfa,
properly cocked, will shed water Just
as well as clover In fact, many farm
ers claim that It will shed water even
hotter and that It Is no more difficult to
cure than dover In any season. While
this may ho true, we urge tho use of
caps for the reason that alfalfa Is so
much more valuable than clover, and a
little extra expense In this line Is
money well Invested.
show held at St. Joseph, Mo. was
found lu the exhibit of shire horse
from the royal stables of King Edward
and Lord l!othohlld of Samlrlugbam,
England. St. Joseph was fortunate In
securing this stable ns It had Hot been
the Intention to cvhlblt the horse this
side of the Atlantic except It) the king's
dominion, Canada. Louis l' Swift, of
Swift Si Co., was Intliicntlal In pre
vailing un Manager Beck, repre
senting King Edward, to exhibit the
horse. In two United States shows,
l7... at the Interstate III St. Jo
seph and the American Boynl at
Kansas CI I. v. "Our object In bring
ing the horses to thl side of the
Atlantic wa primarily to stlmiil ite In
(crest In the big slilics with the Cana
dians." stild Mr. Bock. "Until within
a few years the shire has been too
scarce and high priced for the general
run of breeders. They are still high
priced, but are coming within the range
of general breeding and are a profit
able n ultiitil to breed for tl." big draft
trade." These horses are tine speci
mens of the thoroughbred shire and an
attracting much attention and favor
wherever they are being shown. They
are all great, heavy boned, thick mus
cled animals whose very carriage and
bearing and spring motion when In nt
tlon announce them as soinctlilna
nbovo the ordinary In horse flesh.
Ilrat l'rrinrntloii fur XVhrnl.
If I could have my choice of ground
to sow on, snya a Pennsylvania farmer,
1 would choose a Held where a heavy
clover sod, or w here cow peas had been
plowed down and potatoes raised the
present year, using at least I ..Ms. I pounds
high grade fertilizer on the pitatoes.
The potatoes having been kept clean,
and dug lu good time, I would not plow
for the wheat, but barrow tit least Tour
or five time, and then drill lu the
wheat, drilling with It -1" m t pound of
good fertilizer, w ith at least It per ecu
quickly available nitrogen, s per cent
phosphoric acid nnd tl per cent potash.
Then 111 the spring. If It did not start to
grow promptly, I would sow broadcast,
l.Mi pound nitrate of soda per acre.
A heavy dressing of stable manure will
make a large stand of straw which will
make a large stand of straw which will
not fill well unless one Is sure thu
ground contains plenty of phosphoric
add and potash.
The I'lK I'm.
The pig sty Is nearly always filled
with materials for absorbing manure,
but they are not cleaned as frequently
as should Is the case. In winter. If
the yard contains absorbents, they
come soaked during rains, and are dis
agreeable locations for pig. Tho pig
prefers a dry location, as It suffers se
verely on damp, cold days. Tho tint -terlals
lu the pig sties will he of more
service If added to the manure heap
and a plentiful supply of cut straw
thrown Into tho yard In Its place. Tho
covered shed, or sleeping quarters,
should he littered a foot deep with cut
straw, which may he thrown Into the
yard after ts-lng used, but tho yard
should always he denned out after a
rain and dry material then addeiL
llorarmniln I'oat Driver.
The construction of this post driver
can ho easily taken from tho lllustra-
tlon. It can ho made to work by man
or horse power. If man power only,
use one pulley. This can he made dur
ing tho winter mouths aud bo ready
for spring fencing.
( h ri-Ki M ll L I li l ; ll rl - li I ii v .
Cheese-making has been shown by
recent bacterial research to be a sort
of gardening an Inverted gardening,
In which the plants are grown for the
sake of modifying tho soil. Tho pe
culiar qualities and flavors of tho dif
ferent cheeses have been proved to ho
duo to .tho growth of various species
of bacteria and molds In them. And It
has been found possible to produce tho
flavor of the required cheese from tlnr
milk of any locality by Introducing thu
appropriate plants. In a recent paper,
for example, C. Gorlnl shows that the
familiar red and green patches which
characterize Gorgonzola cheese are tho
combined work of a special mold, and a
species of bacillus. These organisms
are Introduced as the result of artificial
punctures, made In tho process of man
ufacture. Price and Value.
The price of the cow does not Indi
cate her valuo as a producer. Gilt
edged butter Is something that depends
on how It Is made. Tho cow give the
milk, hut upon the management of the
milk, cream and butter depends the
NEW TOST tmivf it.
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J .aft Ui i: n r u :-' i 1 ..ft i-,-
I."..".'. John Baled , i-.. n. d King of Scot
land. I...". Eainous pence of religion estab
lished nt Augsburg,
I.Mio Masoicre of I'ort Caroline, St.
John's river, I'loiida.
Will New England colonic declared
war nsalnst Ni.mtick Indians,
pti'i I I 'oil Oram;,. (Alb my, N. Y.) sur
rendered to the English.
17.'tT- Gottlngeii university opened.
1777 Col. Ethan Allen ciiptured by
British near
I7'.'J Allied armies "f Pro-si i nod Aus
tria detente,! by the I'l.ii.h nt bat
tle of aliiiy . . . . l irst En-Itch Ite
public proclaimed.
17'.m1 English frigate Ainphion blown Ui
nt Plymouth ; '.'i"" live lost.
17!7 - United State frigate Constitu
tion ("Old Ironsides") launched nt
1SD11 Hubert Einuiet put on trial.
lMHIutch surrendered Island of Javii
to the British.
ISM- British, under Gen. I iruinuiond,
raised siege of I'ort Erie.
1S.'t; Eeitrgu O'Connor arrested.
IStI I.ii. loii nnd Brighton railway
Opened lo Irnllic.
IS Id -American force under G.-n. Tny-
lor commenced i. go uf Monterey,
1S.M1- Congress nboliihed slave trade lit
1'inrict of Columbia.
1S,,1 I.oins Kosni!i nnd other Hungi-
rian revolutionist si-nten I to death.
I S.'. I ..Many lives lo-t in the re. k of
the Ipici-n Charlotte Battle nf
1S.",7- H.llil captured by the British....
Keln f of I .in k now .
ISdl- Maryland legislature closed by
provost marshal ; secession members
sent to I'ort Mcllenry.
1 SGU - -Confederate reerossed Potomna
Into Virginia, having I n lu Mary
land two weeks. ... Halioas Corpus
upended by United Sraten govern
ment .... Gen. Bosecrnn le-gan at
tack on the Confederiite forces at
Iukn, Miss.... The revolving turret
jintentod by Tlmby . . . . Gen. MoCoolc
recitptun-d Munfordsville, Ky.
ISdl -Confederal!' defeated at battle of
Eisher's Hill.
1S07-- Eoiilnii attacked a prison van In
IStJS -Gen. Iliuduinn assassinated nt
Helena, Ark.
1ST.! Black Erldny.
1S7CV Siege of Pari hcg.m.
1S71 IMsastroii fire lu Virginia City,
Nevada .... Lincoln statue unveiled
In Eiiirmount Park. Philadelphia . . . .
I (isiist roii fire in Snn 1'ranciHco.
lS7t-lIell Gate, llallett's Point Beef,
blown up.
1S.S1 Uhestor A. Arthur took oath of
office as President.
1S0S Revision of Oreyfu case ordered
by French cabinet .... United States
troops began tin.' evacuation of Porto
1001 ('.olgosK, nssnssln of President
MoKlnloy, convicted 0f murder In
first degree.
190-1 -Collision on Southern Bnilwny
near Knoxvllle, Tenn. ; "d killed,
Injured. .. .Russia protested ngninst
the Ariglo-Thlbetnn treaty. . . .King
Peter of Servia crowned at Belgrade.
100,V-4"znr proposed n s ud Peace
conference at The Hague.
Cambridge, Mass., provide for privi
leges of study nnd travel one year in
seven for the public school teachers. A
teacher draws n part salary ami has regu
lar position upon return.
There is a revival of interest in Kansas
In consolidation of rural schools. Their
nmulior has iui-rctiscd from six in I'.Mi.t
to twenty In llMiii, A large number of
communities are now considering the
New Jersey has a new teachers' s-n.
sion bill. It provides for retirement on
one-half the average annua! salary after
thirty-live years of service, twenty live of
which must ls lu the district where the
retirement takes place.
Claude E. Palmer, nu employe of a
western railroad nt Osawntomie, Kan.,
who has been working his way through
the university of that State, has been ap
pointed to a scholarship in the New York
School of Applied Sciences through the
iulluence of Miss Helen Gould.
An Illinois decision is that critic tench
crs la the prncth-e deparlnieiil of a normal
school may not be paid out of local funds.
Tho court held that the work of the critic
teacher Is to teach pedagogy, and that
pedagogy "has no lawful or proper place
ill the curriculum of the common schools."
From Mio flrsi year of the Hyiiiini)
Normal school there has been u students'
loan fund and fully 10 per ivnt of the
graduates have inadu use of it. It Is in
foresting to note that thesu same gradu
ates have been among tho most success
ful. Principal Baldwin appeals for funds
lo put It on a permanent basis.