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February 7, 1895

Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

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foi T§» yd*. 807 [Copyright, 1801, by Dacncllcr. Johnson & Bachelor.} •lie mameipicce in an aumiae , which showed off the lines of her Cne j figure to unstudied advantage agaiost I the red ;rlo'.v. Her blush, thu womanly ; bend of lief head at his lonk, caused a CHAPTER L—CONTINUED. Ho followed reluctantly, lured by the wish to see the uttraetive countenance in the full light., but resolving as he went that, ho would make- an excuse to leave fit once. She went so quickly and he so slowly, that sin; had entered the dining room by the time Ucorge reached the hall. She held the door of the room invitingly open, and spoke again as he r,tood j ^'' .^ >'«1 '''""le, he sa comlng- round toe taoie ana noj<u&? n close to him. "You won't refuse, will you?" George, with one searching look into her face, took the glass, and put his lipa to the wine. Then he put the glass, with a firm hand, down on the table. "You must excuse roe," said he, ihortly. "This wine is drugged," She was very near to him as he spoko. The next moment she had snatched the bag from his hand and sprung to the door. In the second whicB followed tbe.seizure she had got such a good start that she was able to slam the door in his face as he Dursncd, ner. jjy tne time no bad opened tho door she had reached the extreme end of the long, narrow hall which ran through the house from the front to the back, and was pointing a revolver at him as he dr.rtcd after her. "If you follow rue, I'll fire," she' shrieked. [TO UK CONCLUDED TO-3IOKKOW.] CIRCUMVENTING A GLACIER. In Norw»y to B< LEARNED FRENCH DOGS. bat in hand, on the house. "Won't you take off your coat iind shake the .snow off before you come in? Then, when thin storm has passed. 3'ou will be able to start on your way again quite dry." "I am deeply obliged to yon for your kindness,"said George, who wasuttcrly bewildered by the situation in ivlnch ho found himself, so that his words came haltingly from his tongue. Seen in the bright light of tho lamp which hung from tho hall ceiling, his unconventional hostess wns even more beautiful than she j had looked outside in tho dark- I ness. She was tall and fair, with a figure more suggestive of strength | than is usual in young women, almost masculine, indeed, in its unpinehcd, natural waist and rather square shoulders. A massive young woman, with j long white hands and quick, lithe | 'movements, and with a certain frank simplicity of manner which suggested that she did not live the cribbed and narrow life usual with the women ol the middle classes, Thu very straight- , forward spontancit^of her welcome to 'this stranger was what one would have expected of a man, rather than of a •young woman. But the freshness, the unexpectedness of this was only another charm in the dazzled cj'cs of George Llewellyn. Ho found his heart beating faster, hia revulsion of feeling entirely in her favor in the young man. And even :is he paxed at hcr, bending a little forward to get a better view of her face i JCxtrnorinriary i:casnnii:c 1'ovrors or a No by looking under the hanging oil lamp j that her ex- ave place to threshold of the I Passion uf modest .shame | one of doubt, of fear. She looked up quickly, and their eyes met. In a moment ho felt .satisfied, as an older mnn would not have been, that the suspicions her strange conduct had aroused were unfounded. IJe heaved a sigh of relief. He felt so much, however, that he had to put a constraint upon himself which made his manner abrupt, and his voiifc harsh as he spoke. "I must go now," he said, turning abruptl}'. "Upon the door, please." Uc had turned his back to her, to bio Aiiiiunl Tuujjht to Uuu l.rnmds. JJy hero is not a mutilated ram nor a "spy," in the technical terms of the police, but a large, robust, magnificent dog, whose beautiful white aud curly fleece, like that of a sheep, was the cause of his being named teuton (sheep.) His eye is raild and intelligent, and at times, when be is in good humor, one would say th--it he-laughs, so animated his eye Incomes and his Jaws wriggle so droily. Mouton belongs to Duke J , who- resides in Charolais. When I say that he belongs to the duke I'm mistaken, for he is the property of the adopted avoid the strong influence he felt she | son, the friend and the porter of John, ! CI.OSIC.D Tin; DOOI: r.Einxo HIM. j tongue faltering, as he looked at hcr shyly, and forced himrclf to make an |excuse. It may be noted that his first i vague suspicions had melted suddenly in the glow of her beauty and of her j • praciuus, Ktniliny manner. I 1 "I thank you, I don't know how to i i thank you enough," he stammered, . I already wavering in his intention of Agoing on: "but I really ought not to ; Bcake advantage of your kindness. The ' faet is I am traveling with some vain- j [able securities—" I I A sort of sickness seized George when ho got as far us this and made him > i suddenly stop. For as soon as ho men- j ,tioncd thu securities" he saw a flash o< | jlig-ht on his hostess' face. As he paused, .'ehe took up his speech for him. "If you have anything of much value .about you, that is all tho more reason • why yjjfl? should not sttunblo about iblinclJJ-'m the snow, as you were doing when I first met you." And she stepped out quickly from tho : dining-room into the hall, drew him in- had upon him. In the silence which followed his words, he heard her rapid and labored breathing. His doubts awoke again, He even glanced sharply round, as if in doubt whether she was not approaching him with some sinister purpose. And he saw that she had indeed come a little nearer, atid, I that her large gray oj'cs were wide with doubt and fear. "Why do you wish to detain me?" ho iskcd, so sharply that she was taken aback, and gave a little forced laugh while she.prepared an answer. "Surely that is a singular way of acknowledging hospitality," said she, without look-ing nt him, "to question the motives of it. Out here in the country we arc not like the people in towns, "who look shyly and coldly upon strangers. On the contrary, we offer them five when they are cold, and light when they have lost their way.' If you're so suspicious, why did you accept tny direction as to the road you were to take?" He paused before answering. It was not easy to tc!l hcr the reasons for the change in his attitude, although he could not but suppose that she knew them already. lie had seen something. of the world, and was not particularly diffident with any class of women. ' But there was something about this g-irl, an air of innate refinement, the ncccut of a gentlewoman, a suggestion in hcr look and mnmicr that she was playing a part for which she w;is not suited, which prevented his putting upon hcr outrageous conduct tho construction he unhesitatingly would have done in the case of another woraa.n. lie was hopelessly pnz/.led. [Jc noted that the room, comfortable as it was, was shabby and worn as to furniture; that the girl's dress was severe in ity inexpensive simplicity; that the glass and silver which had looked so imposing from the outside were exceedingly old fashioned. He noted also that the table was In id for two persons. And. finally, he remarked to himself upon the fact that since he entered ho had heard no sound indicating the presence in the house of nny person besides himself aud his mysterious hostess. Just as he came to this point in his reflections, however, ho saw in the lady's eyes a look which showed him that she was listening for some sound outside, rather than waiting for the answer to hcr question. So he made up his mind rapidly and walked quickly to the window, which .was about three feet from the ground. "You can sec nothing from there but the snow falling," said the girl, in 'side the hou.se by an unexpected move- | a voice which was- not without a tremor mcntof a-strong arm, and closed tho ' f frontdoor behind him before he had 'recovered from the amazement iuto which the rapidity and decisiveness ol tho movements had thrown htm, : "Ideally, I must beg you to let meg-o on now," said he, in a low voice, as he made a strong- effort to pull himself together,. and to resist the pressure . .which he knew she was. going to put upon him to stay. "And I 'must beg you to be moro reasonable, and not to reject tho good fortune the .gods send, just because it happens to be offered by a stranger." "I am afraid 3 must secra ungracious—" said George quickly, as he put his hand upon the handle of the door. •• But she, laughing- rather nervously, turned the big key in the lock, and pulling it out in quite a leisurely maa- • ncr, thrust it into hcr pocket, and sprang 1 , almost at one bound, back to ' the dining-room door. , "If you say no to a woman, you Unow," she said as -she once moro in. yitcd him. by a gesture, to cuter,- "she « ds some way of circumventing vou :, CtlAITEn II.—MAX'S REVEXOE. yonng- man felt himself torn as "if by sharp thorns, with keen feelings, , of passionate attraction, of repulsion .as keen, anil by a sense of imminent danger. Ue followed the girl into the dining-room, holding- his bag with a firm; band, and looked at her with an . expression ^1&<<^ caused the blood to "rash to, her f*fce, and her eyes to droop of anxiety. "Wo arc shut in here by a wall, as you may have seen, as a protection from the gales we feel here so terribly." "IF YOU FOLLOW VE I'LL FIRE. Without answering George put, up his hand to throw back the catch of the "window. "Ohl" cried she, in a higher key; you arc not obliged to go out- that way. If you will take a glass of wiac to make amends for your doubts of ray hospitality. I will open the door for you immediately." Without waiting for an answer she left the room, and returned in a very- few moments with a decanter of wine, which she placed upon thc.table. Without heeding- the fact that he had opened his keeper. John has brought him up carcfully;he has taught him to perform tricks, but he has specially trained him to do his errands. The village from which tho supplies am obtained is nearly two miles distant from the homestead, and when John has not time to go t.'.nre ho writes an crdcr of what he needs on a piece of paper, puts the paper in a basket, and the handle of the basket in tho dog's mouth, then pointing- in the direction .if the village, he says to him: "Run quick to Coulomier's." Cou- Joniier is tho grocer who has John's patronage, Mouton trots off, and .trots along without stopping, even though he meet n well-beloved femftle friend. Arriving at the village he deposits his basket in Coulomier's store. If by chnn.<e there is no one in the store he barks owo or three times to call attention. When he sees the paper in the grocer's hands he goes out to rcconnolter; he drills at the fountain, holding a smelling conversation with the dogs stretched out in the sun, like lizards, but, he calculates his time so well that his loafing never exceeds a quarter of an hour, when he returns to the grocer. Coulo- mier has ph'.r;od what is ordered in the basket, gives it to Mouton, who seizes it with his strong jaws and runs oft with it homeward bound. liutone day the basket contained live eels, wrapped in a napkin. The route was along near a canal, and follows it for a long- distance. Mouton, with the basket in h^-s mouth, was trotting along, when suO-ieuly the child of the lockkeeper, o baby two years old, fell into the eana'.. The dog hears the cries of the infant and the sound of splashing in the water; he sots clown his basket, leaps into the canal, seizes the baby by its clothing and brings it to terra firma. The child docs not move, and Moutoc, who had hud it on the ground, takes it npagain by its garments, and bears it to the lock-keeper's house. The mother was seated in the kitchen paving potatoes. Jlonton enters at one bound and places the child upon hcr lap, and then hurries off to get his basket. TJru he finds that those rascally eels, perceiving that they were near the water, have wriggled and struggled iu such a way that they have- succeeded in escaping from t.heir.cloth prison. They were squirming in the dust, and aiming for the canal. Mouton, instead of seizing them by the tail or the middle of the body, grasped them by their heads and wrung their necks. After having thus laid them all out he placed their bodies in the basket again and took them to his master. To go and carry that basket to the ' place where he had been taught to put : t tnight. if necessary, be attributed to Instinct merely, but nobody had taught him to save a child from drowning, and j then, seeing the child inanimate, to take it up agaiu and carry it to its mother, shows not only intelligence but goodness of heart. Many n man. less intelligent than Mouton, would not have reasoned so well as this: "In order to take to ray master what lias been intrusted to ray care I must kill these eels, for living I cannot get them back into the napkin, iis while I am picking up one the others will get away," And notice that the seven eels were killed in the same wav. This brave dog-is, according to my idea, more intelligent and has more mind than a good number of f-ecb young men of my acquaintance, who little suspect that they are far from being of as much value as the good ilouton. The scene of saving the child and that of recapturing the eels was witnessed by two peasants who were on the other side of the canal. .'This story, one year old, is absolutely true.—Paris Revue Spirite. An Annual Inundation Cored by a Some time ago the farmers in a" little valley, not far from the west coast ol Norway- and south of the city of Bergen, appealed to the government to save them from the ruin that overwhelms them every few years tliro'ug-h the abnormal rise of their river. About one hundred people live in this fertile vale, and above their small farms, skirting the river edge, tower some of the wildest and grandest of Norway's mountains. The people are dependent upon the produce of their farms, and they would be prosperous and content if it were not for one danger that threatens them every year, and that twice within, six years has completely swept away their crops, roads and bridges. Tho cause of their misfortune is worth describing, for the phenomenon that suddenly swells their little- river to a raging torrent, fifty feet above its normal height, is seldom seen iu any part oi the world. One of the largest inlets in this deeply iudenled coast is the llardan^orfiord. Its narrow valley pushes far inland among tho mountains, and out of one of the brunches at its head opens tho picturesque and well-lilled Simodal valley, ihe scene of these catastrophes. Tho head of this narrow valley consists of a precipitous elii" over whose edges tumbles one of the finest of Norway's waterfalls, the great Rembesdalfos which, is worth going far to sec. After making this plunge the water speeds, awn j', a swift-flowing river, spanned by two bridges and bordered by patches of cultivation. This is a glacial river, for high above the waterfall is a glacier descending from a vast snow field on the upper mountain slopes, and tho torrents that pour from under the melting ice stream become the waterfall nnd river. This glacier is the cause of the mischief in the valley below. The glacier is one of the most conspicuous illustrations of a great ico stream in a main valley descending across the mouth of a side valley and damming up tho drainage collected there so that it forms a lake. In ordinary years the snow whoso melted waters form this lake melt slowly and the laivc, aua gradually until it is on a level with the surface ^f the glacier, when the water begins to cut a channel between the ice and the lofty hill at its side. As the channel deepens the lake is gradually drained and no damage is done iu the valley below. When, however, the summer thaw is unusually rapid the lake fills in a remarkably short time and the weight of the. pent-up waters forces a channel under the glacier. It digs a large tunnc'. in the ice, through which the great j volume of water is precipitated in a few hours upon the farm lands of tho valley, destroying all the; property within roach, and blasting every hope of the season's harvest. The government has come to the rescue and the poor farmers arc not to bo driven from their homes by forces of nature which, unaided, they cannot control. A canal is to be blasted through the solid rock alongside the glacier, which will carry oil the waters of the lake before they have risen to any great height. This is one of the few instances in which it has bee; found necessary to circumvent a glaciei in order to render it powerless to do mischief. What is ^vs>wsw^s>cc«w$s^^ w CASTOR IA Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants aud Children. It cor.tains neither Opium, Morpliinonor other Xarcctic substance. It is :v harmless substitute for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing: Syrups, and Castor Oil' It is Pleasant. Its p-unratiteo is thirty years' use by- Millions oOIotliers. Castoria, destroys Worms and allays fcvcrisluicss. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd,. cures Diarrhoea and "VHnd Colic. Castoria relieves. teething- troubles, cures constipation and flatulency. Castoria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach and bowels, :;iv£n~ healthy and natural sleep. Cas« toria is the Children's Panacea—the Mott_- % ,3 Friend. Castoria. "CostoH.i is an excelhrat Jnc-dicInQ for children. Mothers have repeatedly u>ld mo ot ita gocxl effect upon Uieir children." Du. 0. C. Osooon, Lowell, llass. H Castoria is tho bust i-eracdy for children of which 1 imi acquainted. 1 hope tho d:iy U not far distant whan mothers will consider thu real Interest of thiMr children, ami use Castoria in- Bt*ad of tlie variousquack nostrums which nro destroying thi-ir loved ones, by forcing opium, morphine, toothing fiynip and other hurtful agcnta dO"i\ their throats, thereby sending them to premature graves." Dn. J. F. KrscnsLOK, Couwu3 r , Ark. Car..l-orio. " Creioria is so well n&jpted to children ttwifr I recommend iL as superior toanyproeeripUo* IQJOWU Lo inc.'* IT. A. Alien**, 1L D., Ill So. Oxford St, Brooklyn, N. X " Our physicians ia tho children '8 SQCQC have siwken highly of llieir coco ID tbefr outside practice mid although wo only bav« wnontf our nu-dir-al supplies wluit Is known *» regular' products, yet ivo are froo to contest that thy merits of Casioria ban won ui to look wltfc favor upon it." UNITED HOSPITAL IND DisrcKftimr, Boston, ; ALLEN C Sumi, Prts., The Centaur Company, TT Murray Street, New York City. BEST" THE£ WORLD I For keeplnpt the System [n a Healthy Condition. CURES Headachy CURES Constipation, Acts on tho Liver and Kidneys. Purifies Blood. Dispels Colds and Fevers, Beautifies the Complexion and I Pleasinj? and Refreshing to the Tasto. SOLO By M.L. ORUGHSISTS. **TA nicely illustrated eifrlity-ii.ijre Lincoln Story Book i;ivcii to every pnrcli.'wr of package of I«incolu Tea. Price 25c. AsJt your dru(T(jist,or LINCOLN TEA Co., Port Wayne. In For Sale by W H. Porter LOST HALF HIS SOUL. Tho Builillilst rrlest Was Tcrror-Srrlclion by I.Is J'orr-nST. Crowds of people assembled-as we arrived tit the inn, just before sunset, and a-mon^ others 1 spotted the fine head of :LC old Cuddhist priest. After n long- confabulation and a few string's of e:ish, which passed from my pockets into his hands, I was' able to induco him to sit for his picture, and I dashed off a sketch in oils before he had tirao to change his mind. Unfortunately the j larg-o crowd that had gathered, around, j especially the women folks, seemed to '. seold him tind talk angrily at him for I his silliness in sitting-, owing- to the strange notion that prevails in China and. in fact, nearly all over the cast, that ii, an imajre is reproduced a soul has to be g-iven to it, and that tho person portrayed has to bo the supplier of it at his own expense. The venerable old Buddhist priest, who was | that 'cash' for Toss-than halt your soul, did 3'ou?" "Oh, no! but I wish it baek. as I feel so bad now without it." "All ri^ht," said 1. "I slir.ll go into j the room and destroy the imafrc I did j of vou. Will vou Lhon be satisfied?'' "Vcs." Here the other panel smeared rrilh palette scrapioys was produced, after racking 1 pretense at destroying 1 it with a knife, and never in my life have I scon an expression of relief to equal that of the prie.st. lie had not felt half his Koiil so much f,'oin£ out of him, but he certainly felt it eornin;;- baek ag-ain. lie coind swear by it.. Lie was now perfectly well again.—Fortoig-htly Ee- vicw. ' Lemper wit% ja the siopk r a wide k-» one of bfi A INUvtL Tho Clover Es ! Imclien stops, what no you uimi< • saw? ! "A bull decidedly out of temper : the world, plunging aboutoa ' and trying- to rid himself of; horu hat through which one horns stuck firmly. A streamer oj white mull hung- over his faee, an^t waved like a banner with every piling^ "It was worth the frig-hl to liavj gained such a rich addition to the fc» absolutely comic pictures that hnnj oh mcmor3''s wall."—Youth's Compjiuioi. Cood Advice. "Many er young- man," said rjuc!<d Ebcn, "makes the mistake ob his lif^ : in lookin' foil consolation in poh'u-jf." • when he ortcr be t-akin" some ;> r oo) reli'blc liver medicine."— Washing^oA K'ar. nnrsinj his "eash r ' on his lap while •uddenly. "* I tllc window, and was evidently on the i Th« table \vas between tbem, for she ' P oint of »ald£ff his escape by that way. Mrs. Cloon — What was the cause of that hidcons howlmg'and yelling- in the street. ju?=t as you came in? ^lr. Cloou— It was a bejgtjr t'clliag- a deaf old •rentleman thaj he .was so near dead \viih pneumonia tliat it was Impossible for him to speak above' a .whisoer. — being- immortalized on a v/ooden panel,' and had a curious twinkle in his eye, resisted bravely for some time and sat like a statue, but finally had to givs in. "You will die," cried an old woman .at him. "I saw your soul coming-out of you and go into the picture. I did, really, 1 saw it with my own eyes." "So did I." cried a hundred other voices in a chorus. By the time the priest had got up they had half convinced him that at least half his soul had really g-one out of him; but had the soul gone or not, he would (jo and lake the cash for safe keeping to his home first and complain and ask for the restitution of j his lost property'afterward, tie was a ; sensible man. So was I, and knovriuj* I what was coming, the moment he had j pone I went into the room and packed I the sketch safely, then Look another clean panel and smeared it with the i scrapings of my palette to show him j • instead in case he would come back and i wish the picture destroyed. Twenty j minutes had not elapsed when he was j back a^tiin, of course without the "c-osh." holding- his stomach and com- injr of internal agonies. 1 am going to die." be cried, the i taomcnt he saw tne; "yon have taken away half mv soul!" "C'crtziiity I have,'' said I, AtcnSlr. "You did not expect me to irive joti ail — ^tevir, wntara; liiiacieir fountains, tho fireplace atMxe Ljl ° powed.ont a gi^ 0 { w i ne .-and'J do not stwm mo ,fle«» asT th»i maean Uwn?i«*> offered it tO..llim -witb.kM 1 Own hand. 1 Luidor. -.i CK^ .rt.w J 1 '*,• THE STRONG POINT about the cores by Wood's Sarsaparilla Is .unt. TP * 1 of Two City <;irl.i from :i I.>rociou.s Dull. Two city-bred young ladies, Maud and -Molly, were spending their summer in a village where their chief "playground,"as they said, was a slope of land behind the house, separated by a board fence from a rough pasture. 1'or this was a village by courtesy only; the bou-'ses were "scattering." Ono afternoon the young ladies mounted their slope, spread out fheir shawl and lay dov»n at case. Maud read aloud for a time, aud then they succumbed to sleepiness and lay dozing, their hats over their eyes. The rest of the story can best be told in Molly's own words. "I think I must have been sound asleep," she said, "for I woke with a very confused feeling that a hot wind was blowing over my face.. 1 opened my eyes. A black figure close beside me seemed to shut out all the sun. A huge, shaggy-horned head looked down, upon me. It was that of John Thurlow's bull, the terror of the towa. Ho had escaped from the pasture into this field"I hadn't tune to be frightened. I think what chiefly impressed me was iiis tremendous size, for as I lay thera on my baek he loomed above me lite a small mountain. His head seemed enormous. As I opened my eyes ho g-ave. almost in my very face, a really terrible bellow, and 1 noted that the forefoot nearest me had already pawed a considerable hole in the ground- , "Now, 1 had always understood from stories that a bull's attention should be diverted from attack by throwing something over his head. 1 could not throw the shawl, for we we're lying on it, but, perhaps as ranch to my surprise as his lordship's, I tore the wide leghorn hat from Maud's hands, for she had taken it of? at sound of the bellow—and with one desperate eCort threw it on that hcge head ar:d pulled it down over his eyes. "Almost .with the same movement I seized -Maud's hand, and;we went tnm-.l TUB latest ornamentation for th» dining-room table is a dish of jelly \t the midst ol which are three or fon^-. . small electric lights. Tho effect i» pleasing and picturesque !<!fss Delia Stevens, of Boston, Muss , -wriicn: have always 8Ufl'«;rcd from hcrcditarv Scrofult- J tried VHrious rcmcdie-f, audmaay reUnb.'cphy- Bicians, but uonc re- — llered me. if tor taking six bottles ol S. S. S. am | now well. I nm very gnucf ul to TOU, as I Iccl inm it saved me from a life of uutold agony, and nball take plcnonro IV-. BD&iktng only words of pratoo for your wo*; ., dpriul medicind and in icaomuetHU"K It '• • all who ire *rtliot*4 < ' n, audmaay reliable phy- CURED sss Tre«UM on BlowS and Sk» D!BcnJwifr4« to any oddrcfi SWIFT SPECIFIC CO*. A LADY'S TOILET Is not complete - without an ideal PCZZONI'S Combines every element of) I beauty ssd purity. Jt is beauti- I lying, soothing, heaJing, healthful, a"^ harmless, and when nghtiy used is invisible. A. most delicate and desirable protection [ to the fcce in this climate. Itsut upon haviaj thf Wing. apirn,;tne slops. -Von. jnay.be jsnrelj *^%j^wi^i^^ •/iris. f« «AU mBYinc»E.

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