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oft the pamp&s
By (1. A, III1NTY
A the putty wont through tho town
they wore struck with tho narrowness
ii nil ntralfihturaa of tho street, ami at
the generally Kuropeati look ot every
thing. Onco out of tho town, tho riding
horae broke Into n cautor; for the road
won no good thnt tho horses In the light
carrlngo wero nlili to go nloug At full
speed, As they proceeded they passed
mail)' houses of tho rich merchants of the
place, nml nit wero charmed with tho lux
urlnnco and honuty ot tho gardens.
Ornngo nud Icinou troos scented tho nlr
with their delicious perfumes; bananas,
tree fern nttd palms tuwervd shorn thyiu:
lovely buttcrlHc ot Immcujo alio, nml
bright llttlo humming birds lUttod about
amoug a countless varloty of flower. The
delight ot tho young ones waa unbound
Presently they left tho mansions and
gardens behind and Urovo out fairly into
the country. Upon either aldo tlio plain
atrotched away as far a tho ejsj could
reach, la some pnrta under the plow, but
far more generally carpeted with bright
croon grass and many-colored wild flow
er s. Everywhere could Ixi seen drorts
of horses aiid cnttlo, while dotted hero
end there orcr tho plain were the ostun
claa ot tho proprietors.
It wan a most delightful ride. Finally
they drew up at' their host's estoncla.
Hero Mrs. Thompson cam out to erect
them. Sho had been a great friend of
Mrs. Hardy in their young days, and
great was their pleasure at again meeting
after o Ion? a separation. Mr. Thomp
son's estancla was a largo and pictur
esque building. It was eutlrcly surroun I
cd by a wldo rcrnnda, so that at nil hours
of the day relief could bo obtained from
tho glaro of tho sun. In front was an
extenalvo garden. At a short distance
behind the bouso were the homes of tho
men, and tho corrals, or luclosuros, for
Tb interior was handsomely furnished
la the European style, except that the
Boors woro Uncarpeted, and were compos
ed of pollshod boards. Everywhere wero
signs that tlio proprietor was a prosper
ous and wealthy man. Mr. Thompson had
only ono son, a lad of about tho same
age a Charles Hardy. To bis care Mrs.
Thompson now assigned the boys, while
she conducted Mrs. Ilsrdy snd her daugh
ters to their rooms.
In half an hour the party reassembled
at dinner, to which they nil did ample
justice. The conversation of Mr. Hardy
and his friend turned upon the country,
its position and prospects, and upon the
advantage which tho various districts of
fered to nowcomers. Presently tho dusk
came on, followed rapidly by darkness.
and Jn half an hour Kthel came to sum
mon them to tea. The boys were full of
delight at tho immense herds of cattle
they had seen. As they sst down to the
tea table covered with delicate English
china, with a kettle over a spirit lamp
in the renter, and lit with the subduod
light of two shaded moderator lamps,
Maud said, "It Is not one bit like what I
expected, pspa, after all you havo told us
alwut hardships and working."
"Do not be afraid, Maud," her father
said, laughing; "you won't be cheated out
of your hardship and your work, I prom
ise you. Mrs. Thompson will tell you
that it was a very different sort of ploco
when she first csrao here."
"yes, Indeed," Mrs. Thompson ssld,
smiling; "this was considered a mry
lonely place when we first settled here.
We hod a little hut with two rooms, and
it was moro than six mouths before 1
coutd get a woman servant to coma- out.
in time mo country became more settled,
ami tncre are stations now sixty or sov
niy miles beyond us."
these our future homo will stand. A small
stream falls Into tho larger one, and will,
I think, lie useful. Thcro Is an abun
dance of gamo; durks, geoso nnd swan
swarm upon thu river. I saw a good
many ostriches uttt on thu plains. And,
lastly, thu soil appears to l xeellent. A
great point Is, that It Is only distant twen
ty miles from Itosario, a most rising
town; so that tlio value of tho land is
sum to Increase yearly, as new settlers
come around us."
"That Is a most Important uolnt," Mr.
"Am there nny settlements near,
Frank!" Mrs. Hardy asked.
"The next plot to ours belong to threa
young Englishmen, and the ground bo
tworn us and Itosarlo Is also principally
occupied by KiirIUIi; so that wo shsll
haw neighbors near, and I do not sup
pose that It wilt b loug beforu wo have
them all around us."
"If the advantages of tho place are so
great, Frank, how Is It that you have got
It so very cheaply? I understood from
Mr. Thompson that laud In a rising neigh
borhood, sud that was likely to Incresso
In value, was worth two or three shil
lings, or orru more, an aero."
Mr. .Hardy hesitated. "Well, Clrn,
the land Is at present upon the extrvuio
verge of thu settlements, and tho Indians
are apt sometimes to m a little trouble
eoni, and to drlvo off n few horses or
cattle. No doubt, tho thing has U-elt ex
aggerated; still, there Is something In It.
and the cotmiuonec Is people are rather
afraid to bid, and I have cut this spUiu-
did tract of laud for about twenty-llvo
hundred dollars; and, not Improbably, In
ten years ft may bo worth leu time as
"A great proporlionfof' thcie Indian
tales aru built upon tory small founda
tions," Mr. Thompson said, cheerlngly.
In another two days Mr. Hardy and
tho boys, accompanied by Mr. Thompson,
went down tu llueuos Ayres and took up
their quarters at the hotel for a night.
At parting, Mr. Thompson presented
them with a couple of Cue mastiffs. Mr,
Hardy had brought a brace of retrievers
with Urn. Then, with hearty adieu
and much hand-shaking, they ssld "Oood
by" as the stsamsr mored off from tho
shore. The heavy luggage was to follow
in a sailing vessel upon the following day.
The voyage up the rlrer l'arana waa
marked by no particular lucldrut. Tho
distance to Itosario from Iluenos Ayros
Is about two hundred and fifty inlUx,
which was perforated by the steamer In
about n day and a half. The, river Is
nearly twenty miles In breadth, and Is
completely studded by Inlands. The boys
were disappointed at tho aspect of Ito
sarlo, which, although a rising place,
contained under a thousaud Inhabitants,
and looked mlseraUy poor and squalid
after linear Ayres. Here they were
met by a gentleman to whom Mr. Thomp
son had introduced Mr. Hardy, and with
whom he had stayed ou his first visit
to Itosario. He had brought hsrses far
tbomelves and bullock carts for their
"Vbst! aro these-your l.oya, Mr. Har
dy? I had nut expected to have seen
such big follows. Why, they will bu
men In no time."
Charley ami Hubert deserved Sir. Per
cy' commendation. They were How six
teen and fifteen years old, respectively,
snd were remarkably strong, well grown
lads. In a few niluutrs the luggago was
packed In two bullock carts, and they
wero on their way out to Mr. Percy's ata-
I, tlon, which wss shout half wsy to thu
camp of Mr. Hardy. The word camp in
I the immoai means ststlon or nrim.Ttvt
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i.unt was spent id nuing over it is a corruption or the Hpanlsh wonl
tho estate, which consisted of four square ' csspos, literally plains or meadows,
leagues that Is to ssy, was six ruJlea ; Here tlwy found that Mr. Torcy hsd
each way and in examining the arrange-; roost satisfactorily performed the com
ment of the inclosures for the cattle. At , mission with which Mr. Hardy had In-
the end of that time Sir. Hardy started trusted him. Ha had bought a couplo of
on a tour of Inspection through the prov
inces most likely to suit, provided with
numerous lottcrs of introduction from his
host. Whllo he was away the boys wero
to assist upon tho estate, and to accus
tom themselves to the work and duties of
the life they were to lead. Into this they
entered with tho greatest xest, and were,
in the saddle from morning till night, un
til, as Mr. Thompson told them, they
looked like two young guschos. Tho
guacho aro tho native of tho country.
They are fine-looking men, with Hpsulsh
faces. Their dress Is rerr picturesque.
They wear loose trpusers. worked and
fringed round the bottom. Above this Is
sort of shawl of bright colors, woven In
stripes, and sometime ot blsck cloth
edged with scarlet. Above a colored dan
ncl shirt Is worn. The boot axe long
and are rnauo or undressed leather. They
wear a broad leathern belt, with pockets
in It; In this a knife, too, Is always stuck.
After an absence of a mouth Mr. Har
dy returned with the welcome news that
fcs had made his cholco, and had bought
t the public auction a tract of four
square leagues, upon a river tome twenty
miles to the south of the town of Ito
sario, nnd consequently only a few days'
journey from Iluenos Ayres. Mr. Thomu-
son looked a llttlo grave whon he heard
tho location of tho property, but h only
said that ho yfta very glad that his
friend hail fixed upon a spot which would
mako It easy for tho families to sco some
thing of each other.
"It is six miles square," said Mr, Har
dy, 'Hbor Is, about 1!3,000 acres. There
is a good-sized stream running through
It; there aro a good many trees, consid
ering that It la out on tho Pampoii; there
are soreral elevations which glre a lino
view orer the plain, and upon one of
the rough country bulloek carts, thrra
pairs ot oxen accustomed to the yoke,
half a dozen riding horses, two mllih
rows, and a score of sheep nnd cattle to
supply the larder. He had hi re. I four men
stock keeper named IOiie. who was
called the capltas or head man, a tall,
urarthv f.tll.iur ti1. ...... f.il.i.. ..... u
lard and his inothur a native woman;! w ?f ' hu,..M,u ' tD("'s and win
two laborers, the one a (Jt-rmsn, culled
Hans, who had been some time In tho
colony, the other sn Irishman, Termite.
Kelly, whoso face tho boya remembered
at ones as having come out In tho same
ship with themselves. The last man was
an American, one of those wandering fel
lows who aro never contented to remain
anywhere, but are always pushing on,
as If they thought that tho further they
went the better they should fare. Ho
was engaged as carpenter and usoful
man, and there wero few things to which
he could not turn his hand.
They waited the next day at Mr. Per
cy's station, am started tho next morn
ing beforo daylight, as they had silll
ten miles to travel, and wero desirous
of getting as early to the ground as p(-j
The boys were In the highest spirits
at being at last really out upon tho
pampas, Tbero was no road or track of
any kind, and consequently the nartv
straggled along In a confused body, First
camo tho animals tho shoop, bullocks
nnd cows, llehlnd these rodo Lopor, In
hbj guncho drewt and a long whip In his
hand, which ho cracked from tlmo to
time, with a report llko that of a pistol.
Tho first bullock cart was driven by
Hans, who sat upon tho top of a heap of
baggago, his head covered with a Tory
old and battered Panoma hat, through
several broad hJs in which hit red hair
bristled out ! a most comic fashion, and
over his bluo flannel shirt a largo rod
liesnl (lowed almost to his waist. Terence,
was walking by tho stda of tho second
cart In corduroy lire-echo nnd waiters
and bluo coat, with n high black hat,
battered nud bruised out of all shape, on
his head, In his linud he lieldTt fiivorlto
shlllalah, which ho Jud brought with him
from his native land, and with tho rhd
of which lis occasionally poked. the rlhs
of the oxen, The Yankee rode swiiMltura
near one, sometimes by another, seldom
exchanging a word with any one. llu
wore a fur cap made of fox's sklu; a fad
ed blanket, with a bole cut In the mid
dle fur tho head to go through, fell from
his shoulders to his knees. Ths mastiffs
trotted along by the horses, snd the two
line retrlovvrs, Dash and Flirt, g.illupcd
shout over tho plains. Lopes acted as
guide, and afterthree hours' riding point
ed to a clump of trees In tho dUtmiee,
sud ssldt "Tliut Is tlio camp."
"Hurrah." shouted tho boys. "Mav we
rldo mi, papa?"
"Yes, boys, I will rldo on with you.
Mind how you gallop, tho ground Is
honeycombed with armadillo holes, und If
your horse treads In ono you will go urer
"I iWt think that I should do thstv"
Charley said; "I can stick on pretty tight
ly, and " he had not time to llnUh his
sentence, for his horse suddenly euunt
to go down on his bud, snd Charley wss
sent Hying two or three yards through
They soon cro"ucd a little stream, run
ning east to fall Into the main stream,
which formed the boundary of tho prop
erty upon that side; snd Mr. Hardy told
the boys that they were how upon their
own land. There wss another hurrah,
ami then, rrgnrdlos of tho risks of fslhi,
they dashed up to thu little clump of
trees which stood mien slightly rising
ground. Hero they drew rt-ln slid look
1 round upon the country which was to
be their home. Aa fsr as thu eye could
reach a list plain, with a few slight ele
vations and some hslf-doseii tree, ex-
tended. Ifco grans was a brilliant xren.
Objects could lie seen moving In the II
tance. and a short damnation enabled
Mr. Hardy to decide that they were os
triches, to the delight of tho boys, who
promised themselves an early hunt.
"Where have you fixed fur the house,
papa?" Hubert asked.
'There where thos three trees ars
growing upon tho highest swell yuu csn
see, about a mile and a half further. We
will go os at once; the others will see Us."
Another ten minutes look them to the
plsce Mr. Hardy had pointed out, and
fhe boys both agreed that aothlug could
They now took off thv saddles and bri
dles from their horses, snd allowed them
to range as they plrssed, knowing that
the native horses were accustomed to lie
let frve, and that there was no fear of
their strsylng away. "Now, bojs," Mr.
naroy ssld, "let us begin by getting our
first dinner. You go straight down to
the wster; I will keep to the right. You
ske Diudi, I will take Flirt."
In another ten minutes the reports ot
the guns rollowvd rlose upon each other,
snd the boys hsd the satisfaction of
knocking down two geese and eight
ducks, which Dash brought ashore, be
sides others which recsped. In live min
utes more they hrsrd a shout from their
father, who had bagged two more geesf
and three ducks. That will do, lioys;
wo have plenty for the next day or two,
and we must not alarm them by tea much
"Four grese and eleven ducks, paps. In
five minutes," the Imys said, when they
Joined Mr. Hardy; "that Is not bad shoot
lug to begin with."
"Not at all, boys. What with wild
rowi ami armadillos, I think that at a
pinch we could live for some tlmo unoa
tho produce of the estate."
"You don't mesn to say, psps, thst
they eat the srmsdlllos?" Hubert ssld
with a look of suspicion.
"They do, indeed. Hubert, and I am
told that they aro not at all bad eating.
Now let us go up to the rite again; our
carts must bo nearly up."
Hy the time they reached the trees they
found that tho rest of the csvslcsil wss
within a quarter of a mile, and In a fow
minute they came ut.
The carts contained three small port
manteaus with the clothes of Mr. Hardy
nud the hoys, and a large case contain
ing, wio cartiines, rifles and ammunition.
There was a number of canisters with tea,
coffee, sugar, salt and pepper; a ui k of
Hour; somo cooking pots and frying pans,
tin pistes, dishes and mugs; two sacks
of cosl nnd a quantity of firewood, shov
els, csrpcnter's tools, a sickle, tho frame-
DOCTOR ADVOCATED OPERATION
PE-RU-NA MADE KNIFE UNNECESSARY.
Cftlnrrh Is n vory frttqiiont caiiso of
Hint clnsHof dlncnsoii jiupuliirl known,
as fonmlo woaknus.,
Catarrh of tho polvla orirtuis pro
dtioeit such n vnrlntr of dlsnuroonlilo
ana irritating, symptoms timt many
poojilo In fact, the majority of jiooplo
livo no liloa thnt tho aru caunod by
If wll the- women who aro suffering
with any form of tomato weakness
would wrlto to Dr. Ilnrlinan, Goluhi
bus, Ohio, ami ulvo Mm a coniplotu
iloMirlptloti of Iholr symptom and tho
jx.mil Inr I tlos of thslr troubles, ho wll'
lininodlfttely ronlv with comnletndlroo.
tlons for treatment, free of iIiiuko.
Mr. I2va Hartlio, ijj l!ust nth
street, N. Y. City, N. Y wrllesi
I suffered for three years with
Icucorrlicn and ulceration of tho womb,
'I tie doctor advocated an operation
which I dreaded very much, and
stroncly objected to founder It. Now
I am n changed woman. Pcrunncured
me; It took nlno bottles, but I folt no
much Improved I kept taking It. a I
dreaded an operation so much. I am
today In perfect health and havo not
felt ao well for fifteen years." Mra.
Miss Man i Rtelnbach, 1300 12th Ht.,
Milwaukee, Wis., writ!
"Ust winter I felt slrk most of the
time, was Irregular and suffered from
nervous exhaustion ami sovsrn bearing
down pains. I had so frequently heard
of I'erun and what wonderful cures It
performed so I stint for a Iwttle and In
four weeks uiy health nml strength wero
entlio! restored to uio.M Miss Maud
Everywhere the woirwm are using Pe-
rtina and praising It. I'cruna I not a palliative simply, It cures by removing
the cause of female disease.
I'r. Ilarttnan has probably citrod more women of femnle ailments than
any other living physician. He makes those, curs simply by using and recom
If you do not derive prompt and satisfactory results from the uso of Pe
nma, write at once to Or. Ilarttnan, giving; a full stototnent of your case and
ho will bo pleased to give you his vsliisblo advice gratis,
Addrea Or, Ilarttnan, President of Tlio llartman Sanitarium, Coluiw
bus, Ohio. '
Has I'oMd Many Presidents.
George 0. Itockwood, photographer,
has posed ntty president since Van
lluren. He has been a photographer
over fifty years.
"ThsKUin, Koot Xltehsn Kind" ef stores
MP you ban sad cool. Xeusomtrtl snd
alnsysrssdy. Hot4 at u4 (Wvs itvtcs.
The Three Caputs.
"Congratulate me, old chap. I'm
tho happleit man on earth today."
"Engaged, married or divorced?"
HI Honor Don't you know honesty
I the best policy?
Krastu 'Deed I don belleb In
plyaln' policy no more wh I'adono
riso'a Ours Is a good couth msdlclns.
It ha cured coughs and colds for forty
years. At druggists, 25 cents.
Tims Table Told the Story,
"It strikes ma that this I about the
lowest railroad In (lis country," said
tho Impatient tourist.
"I knew you wero going to kick," re
plied tho conductor, genially, "a soon
a you asked for a time table. You aro
one of these people who belfovo every
thing thoy leo In print."
TC dot Allsn's Tm Est rKKK.
Write allsn.V. Olmited, Ultoy, H. Y- fsr a
frss (siapls of Allsn's root Km. It etirss roll-
uisini, infumr, asnp. swourn, scdIbkimL
rut far tVirnt ami Itniilons.
it, lie. Ven'l secant anr suUtltuts.
In llussln no photographor can prac
tlco hla art without a ileonno.
FY4 VOr es Js Sis f hwtmsmsi
lies in? a iti-u ' sMir xiisi'iiifwihtm
fioftlelgh Yaas, I always cahwy
an umbrella, doncher know.
Mis Cutting I always suspected
ill Mil .ii.i n u... I. . ' l
when it rain.
dows, threo rolls of felt, a couple of dus
en worfden posts, and two large colls of
iron wire, while the othor were busy
unloading tho Uennau had cut some turf
sun mint a rough fireplace, and bad soon
a bright fire blaziag.
"Hhalt we Dluek the duckal" flhsrt...
"I reckon wo can manage quicker than
that," the Yankee said; and taking up
one of the ducks, he cut off Its head an I
pinions; In another minute ho had rough.
ly skinned It, and throw It to th Uerrnnn,
who cut It up ami piit the piece Into the
frying pan, A similar process ws per
formed with the other ducks, a llttlo pep
per and salt shaken orcr them, and In a
wonderfully short tlmo tho first batch
wss reauy. ah drew round and ant down
on tho grass; tho tin plates wore distrib
uted, but wero only used by .Mr. IlHrdy
and his sons, the others simply taking
tho jolubi Into tholr band and cutting
off plocoo with their knives. Tho result
of this primitive cooking Vrus pronounced
to bo excellent, and after drinking a mug
of tea all felt ready for work,
(To be continued.)
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