The Carroll Sentinel from Carroll, Iowa on April 27, 1894 · Page 11
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figure, and being very gorgeously and im- poslngly dressed ho would, in looks at least, have been the beau ideal of a military leader but for the irresolution of the rest- legs eye and a Centra! air of despondency that po|y> appeared powerless to lift. The meeting of tlie two princes, however, was extremely cordial, both dismounting atod embracing In the presence of the assembled host. But when the preliminury civilities were over and Abou Kuram showed a disposition to come to business, Amood hesitated, made excuses and then all at once became excited and hysterical. Launching inco a distracted tale o£ the supernatural, which any old wife in Scotland would have been ashamed of, he declared he had had tlie clearest ocular proof that the man on the black horse was none other than satau himself. "As for Yuineu Yusel," ho cried, fli;::r- Ishing his sword, "ho is but n child in wiirl Were he here now I would shear oft his cowardly bead as n swift reaper taketh the, ripe barley. But can man prevail against the devil?" And be cast a doleful look at Abou Kuram as if to say, "It's really useless, you know, risking our lives." "Perchance he is not satan himself, but a little devil," replied Abou Kurum, who, while not without his touch of superstition, held Amood's fancies in contempt. "I long to sot eyes on him; if he bo satan, that I may know his looks; if he bo aught else, that I make his body a sheath for this eword." "Isiny brother mad?" asked Amood, with deep concern. Yea, mad with a thirst for battle," an- Jewered Abou Kuram. "Will my brother give orders to have his men made, ready?" But Amood had still a multitude of pretexts for delay. For one thing Abou Ku- ram and his gallant army must be feasted ere fighting could be so much as thought of. The march hither had been long and arduous, and ill befall him if it should ever toe said he had forgotten how to be hospitable to his friends. Abou Kciraiu, however, was too familiar with guile to be inveigled. With a manner that was the pink of courtliness, yet had in it more than a suggestion of imperiousness and austerity, he declined festivities, saying that feasting would be sweeter after victory, and that he would joyously eat the carcasses of 100 sheep when Yumen Yuscl and his satanic lieutenant were crushed. He was aided and abetted in his policy of aggression by Isniael Numar, Amood's stc- ond in command, <i bravo and capable officer had he been free fram the trammels of a pusillanimous superior. Amood yielded a reluctant consent, the kettledrums and cymbals broke out in noisy rivalry, and the troops marched out to bivouac on the plain. The chosen spot reached, Amood Sinn desired to have a vermilion tent with luxurious state appointments set up, insisting so strongly on what was due to his exalted rank that Abou Kuram was forced to point out in undiplomatic language how exceedingly awkward luxurious vermilion tents might prove in case of a surprise or a night attack. So, murmuring bitterly about the irincely discomforts of a campaign, I moodily ate his supper, said his lyers and lay down beside the smothered to study the starry sky and await What further evils fate might bring. Tlio soldiers lay armed by their harnessed beasts, gnawing at mutton bones like u colony of dogs, while Abou Kuram, vi;;i lant, active and more than a trifle angry, moved about giving rapid instructions and speaking words of sturn encouragement. Slowly the silent night woru on. The big bright stars twinkled fitfully, tliemoou sailed majestically out into the cmpyiTu-- spaces for a littlo and then went her imperial way, leaving a darkness Una \\.-i-. full 1 of vague dread and awesome >.;i:-.-.- cions. Tho men, casting their mution bones from them, sat up with a quivering tension of nerve and muscle imd looked to their weapons. Mentally I hey vvcrti counting the minutes till the; liVin. should appear, for this was the terrori/.inij interval of blackness when a surprise would hu most disastrous. An Arab attack sometimes comes with the roar of thunder; himii-timcH with tlie stealth and hush of dwith. When thu troops were iK-ginning to remark with bated breath that there was to bo no molestation from the enemy, suddenly the outposts broke Into wild yells, and there was thu spluttering Uru of promiscuous shooting. In half a second more it ring of flame engirdled us. By its light wo saw a swarm of rushing demons with leveled speais charging in among us, and the screams of pain told how t'll'ectually tjiuy were doing their work. We leaped upon our beasts; wo charged hither and thither in the pitchy blackness mistaking friend for foe; and then there fell a silonco as sudden as had been thu tumult, for the enemy, slipping from our lingers, seumud to huvu disappeared into tho earth, Abou Kurtwu ami Amood Sinn hold an improvised council of war. "Let us take to tho mountains," piped the latter in a falsetto of shivering fear. Abou Kuram laid an iron hand on Amood's trembling arm, '"f hu cause is thine, not mine'," hu said with a quick but fearful emphasis. "Do what BKL'tni'th to tht-ti good. Only if them ^ive not iuslant onluru that ovury coward wliu seeks to fly hu cut down, 1 and my mim with mo will ruturn us wu camu and i. mi and thy poKst-sbiuiiH can go to utvrtial • -'motion.' 1 "Jtis well; It Is woll!" laughed Auioon Sinn hysterically. "1 did but just. By thU r.'ijht hand, tho man who flluth a foot shall JJKVO death for his portion. I'rocliilm it abroad, lbinai-1 Numar. If UUTO bo any man afnilil lu light, bring him horo that I luuy uk*avu tlfu dug in two! I ilucri'u that nil who arc afraid tihull dlu thu most miserable death mind of man can dcvisu. I would not go to thu mountains without revenge for tho paM.urc laiuls of Njixl and all tho flocks that Imvu twr full on them. See thou to it, Isumol Nunwr, that every coward shall hu put lngluriou*ly to death-" "My lord's will wlmll buoboytul," aiutwur- •d Inuiuul Numar, with alacrity, AH tho uuumy did not rotnrn scouts wuru Dent out to ilUuovur Ills whereabouts, 'j'huy oamo Imuk lu tin* early morulnii with thu lutulllgenco that hu lay beyond a nwo tu tUo plain, about a league and a half to the north, anil thu army wus Immediately put ill molltm to K'VU him battle. Keening his counsels tu hluiBolf, Abou Kurum quietly laid his plans about I ho disposition of tho troops, and by a swift and Itdrolt maneuver hu contrived tu gut hiu own continuum In tho ruur. The arrange Ultiiit, as may b» guossod, wiia litllu to thu ttt»to of AinooU Slim. Finding hliimulf uiiexpuutally wlun-u (ho flgtitiiiK promised to bo hottest, hu camu tu Abou Knnim with it lino ah' of urar.loun- U«iw and a profuulou of honcyt-d \vortls in Ui'tf Ills "grout brother" to uwpt Ihu pust of honor iu tUo van. But Iho great brother'* uiuiU'My would not MilVer him ton*- «UWf a ulory that properly belongeil to an Othor. liy all tho right of war, all thu pre rogutlveu of fame and auhluvumont, thu ills- tltiotlon of leading to victory should fall to tb« Him hearted Amood Sinn, whohudml o( vulor woru u theme of inspiration to puu ttud Wlirrlor throughout Iho length am! breadth of the land, tt was a lesson in guile that would have benefited any courtier In Europe to note how those two expert dissemblers wheedled and palavered, and how mean and worthless each made himself in comparison with the other. Abou Kuram protested be was but as the dust under the hoof of Amood Sinn's charger, and Amood Sinn swore a solemn oath he was not fit to bind the spur upon Abou Kuram's heel. Abou said that Amood Was a second Sikander el Ruml, and Amood that Abou was in strength and courage as was Gabriel himself. So tlie soft blandishments and subtle self depreciations went on as fervently as i£ each man were convinced ho spoke gospel truth. But in the end Abou Kuram was not to be moved out of his humility, so Amood Sinn, after a useless expenditure of breath and time, had to make the best of his unwelcome honors. Having regained possession of himself by this time he accepted the behests of fate without a runic in his slp.ek hypocrisy, though I thought there was something of a wry twist in his feigning mouth as lie turned to ride to the post of danger, No sooner was he gone than the manner and look of Abou Kuram changed. His eyes glowed, his brows lowered, and his lips were compressed to an ominous thinness. "Our brother lieth with a rare persuasion today," he remarked dryly to Koor All, as they watched the retreating figure, adding, with a sudden truculency: "By my blade point, I will drive him into it. I tell theo he shall fight, or if he fly he shall find a worse foe in front than behind. Should the eagle prove a barn fowl, by faith, instead of saving we will help to pluck it." He paused, looking over the assembled army. "Doth it not seem to thee there is victory in tho looks of these armed men?" he asked. And such indeed was the martial and imposing array that, it might well have made a poltroon into a hero, for the spirit of battle was once more animating the plumed and bannered host that covered the plain like a sea, its colors aflame and its arms flashing like thickets of steel in the early sun. The allies had fled to tho mountains like sheep before the wolves. They had been found broken, dejected, utterly demoralized, because they were without a leader, and it was with difficulty they had been brought back. But now, side by side with an army that was fresh and sworn to conquer, they were renewed in heart and savage for revenge and plunder. So they danced about on caracoling horses or straddling camels, tossing spears and whirling swords and matchlocks to the maddening incentive of pipe and drum and cymbal and a tumult of whoops and howls. "That is the thirst for blood," said Abou Kuram. "Ride forward, Koor All, and help our brother to make haste in getting into battle array. Tell him we must possess that height," pointing upward. "It will be worth a thousand men." Eager for action, Koor Ali galloped to tho front with the message, to find Aniood Sinn giving instructions about'lighting fires to roost some sheep and goats that had been taken in tho mountains. Koor Ali instantly wheeled his horse and rode back to Abou Kuram to report, Aniood following distracted at his heels. "My brother is impatient," cried Amood, when he came up. "The men need strength for the toil and heat that are before them. Wherefore not light fires .and cook our booty?" Abou Kuram replied that the men had dates and water ready to their hand and would be all the nimbler for not dining too well before tho engagement. "When the battle is won my brother will perceive they could eat with more leisure and satisfaction," he added, with a grim politeness that admitted of no dispute. Ill plpsod, for ho had resolved to hearten himscll'with some handftils of good mutton, Amood Sinn once moro returned to his place, and the men without dismounting hurriedly washed down a bunch of dry dates apiece with a draft of lukewarm water. Thu meager meal was hardly swallowed when Koor Ali was careering to the front again with instructions to Amood to form and make for the height without further delay. The swelling in the plain behind which lay tho forces of Yumen Ynsel had tho appearance of an enormous billow thrown up in some upheaval or convulsion of mi- turu and solidified and fixed as It rose. It was the only elevation in tho plain, and, as abovu indicated, wo wcru to possess It. Oncu upon tho crest or rldga wu could make our own arrangements for annihilating the enemy. We would muku our preparations at our ease and at tho first opportunity spring upon him, crush him, mangle him, sweep him off the face of the earth and leave him neither name nor in- lierltaucu among thu nous of men. Thu plan was excellent; all that remained was the execution. Scouts wuro thrown out in front to pro- vont surprise, while tlie whole force was pushed vigorously on to be ready for any advantage that might fall in thu way of bravo men. Abou Kuram hurried up thu rear and tried lo bridle his Impatience. "It galluth In 1110 to bo behind," lio remarked, "when 1 fain would lu< measuring swords with'this champion on the black horse. Purchanco 1 may have an opportunity." Porclmnce hu might, and In cuso hu hud we nil felt it would bo well for tliu lieuUu- ant ot i'union Yuscl to Imvu hlspniyoiM said In advance. A second detachment of horsemen was thrown out and went spurring up thu blopo us if determined to reap all thu glory of victory itself. Seeing It coming, tlio scouts, who weru now well on, struck spurs to their horsus, and a flurcu thrill of expectation vibrated through thu main body as It, loo, quickened its pace. It was going to bu oxcecxllngly awkward for thu foo lying unuonscluuu ou thu other sldu of the billow. That WHS as clear as thu sun that Uumud lu tho huuvuns, Thu Hcotita were riding their hardest, and in another inluuto would bu on thu top. An tUtty nejiml thu rldgo wo hold our breat h, tho wholu army seeming to paimu for a signal. The scout» lay tlutlur and Hatter on their hortto'u uuoks, and tho dust roso In a donbor lino behind them. Presently they halted, us it appeared, very abruptly. Hud they dlbcoverod tho lurking foo? Thu sulUl mat* bolow n«ve u groat united gasp that was as tho souuh, of tho wind in a forogt mid waited with palpitating hearts. Tho stommgo, howovur, was a moro pro- caution, for two or thruu of tho scouts, •dipping from their saddles and flinging tliulr rolus to tholr comrades, huirlod forward ou foot, bonding low as they ran. Thu army bolow looked up panting Ilk* hounds ou thu leash. A deep murmur rumbled ou tho air, swelled Into a hoarsu growl, sunk and dlod away—tho cry of Vonguful men for blood. TUo command- Bnce would be let loose, and heaven help the vanquished! The scouts, now crouching like tigers in Bight of their prey, crept nearer and nearer to the crest. The enemy must be lying in fancied security, as he had been seen at the dawn. He would rue his supine inactivity when he woke up amid disaster and death. He could not be on tho alert, for our scouts were within a few yards of the top. From the front Koor All was waving his sword as he looked back for a sign. Abou Kuram, tingling with excitement, waved his own in return, and in an instant a cloud of dust rose as another body of cavalry flew up the slope. He did not intend that mad burst, yet it was inspiring to see how it acted on the army. A savage roar went up from every man in the force, and Abou Kuram tingled as if an electric coil encircled him. "Forward! forward!" ho shouted, making circles of light with his sword. Trumpet and kettledrum blared and rattled, officers scurried about yelling orders no one beard, and the men,, howling like an escaped menagerie, goaded their plunging beasts. And then when all were so intent ou rushing to victory and spoil that there were no eyes for what was going on above all at once there was a crackling of musketry on the ridge, and looking up, the very beating of our pulses suspended, we saw it dark with warriors as if dragons' teeth had sprung up armed men. A line of white smoke ran zigzag along the top; ere we could realize what had happened another spurted out with vicious points of fire in the midst. The scouts on foot fell to a man, and many were brought out of their saddles. A few shots were fired wildly in return, and the scouts wheeling about dashed back at twice the speed with which they had ascended. In half a minute they were among the first body of horse that had gone out after them and turned It. In half a minute more the second detachment was met and turned in dire confusion, and the whole, with * rushing pavilion of dust, came sweeping ou our own advancing lines, though tho enemy refrained from pursuing. Amood Sinn did not wait for the shock. Raising his arms to heaven with the despairing gesture of a fatalist, he went about and fled as fast as a fleet horse could carry him; his men, too, urged by a vivid remembrance of the past, promptly followed their general's example, and came pcllmell upon our contingent in the rear, trampling and battering with more than the madness and fury of a foe. I saw then for the first time that of all terrible spectacles on earth the most terrible is the first explosive burst of panic stricken troops. For a little Abou Kuram looked on the demoralized mob speechless with horror and anger, then hastily ordering Koor Ali, who had galloped back, to stop, the rabble or slay them, he dashed in pursuit of Amood Sinn, I following' to the best of my ability. "What meaueth this?" he yelled, coming up to tho scudding general. But Amood ' Sinn could not stay for answer, so Abou Kuram throwing etiquette to the winds clutched at the bridle and brought tho flying steed on its haunches with u mighty jerk. For a moment his passion denied him utterance, and he only glared on his surprised and quaking captive. "This is a seemly thing to do in sight of tho whole army!" he roared at length, and I thought ho would liavu slain thu other ou the spot. "This is an example to set! Are our names to bo branded with shame, as if wo were sick women? Get thy men about, or, by this right hand, I will have them speared like swine as they fly I" Amood Sinn, answering something in a quick, thrill voice about the futility of encountering satau,'tried to justify the retreat. "How kuowcst thou ho is satan?" demanded Abou Kuram scornfully. "Methinks thou wort in too much haste in getting away to know what ho is or oven if ho be with Yuuieu Yusol." "My brother is wroth,"answered Amood insinuatingly, "blithe knoweth not whatic is to comv face to face with tho devil." Abou Kuram shook himself in a spasm of disgust. ! "I knew not," he said curtly, "that I came to fight with one whose spirit left him at the thought of battle. This is not a time for words. \Vhilo we talk Yuuieu Yusel makoth LU opportunity out of thy fears and delays. Make thy choice, quickly. It thou choosost to fly, from this moment reckon mo thine enemy. Thou hast fair warning. I will join myself in slaughter to him whom thou fullest, satan, and there will not so much as a man of thine army escape to toll thu tale of thy disgrace." "My brother jesteth," returned Amood Sinn, with a sickly smile. I "Fly, and thou shall sue," answered • Abou Kuram, and there was a look on his darkened fucu that was nottobu uiisuniler- . stood. " | With a double fear now upon him, Amood turned with what heart a hunted coward might have to rally his scattered forces. Already they had been checked in their hemllong flight by our men, who stood with a fierce loyally by their leader's order to stop or slay, and Koor All, energetically aided by lsmai-1 Numar, was try- il'g to beat thorn back into somo sort of formation. { it took u great ili-nl of exert ion and a liiv- Uh USD of many kinds ut language- moru nrofane than pious to Induce the en,*. tvreiunes to accupt the dollnltu Idea of llttlit.- Ing again, lint parity by vigorous mauling, partly by throats and coaxings and ro- proofs, some sort of order was ut last evolved out of tho reeling uhuos. As tt would bo courting disaster to charge up tho bill, It Wi-s decided to rollrou UttlodU- tanco, marshal ourselves and await tho overtures of the euouiy. Yumen YuM'l'a men wuru now swarming llkfl u cloud of locusts ovor thu billow, ami with ovury symptom of It-Inure and self conlldenou completing their arrangements (or buttle. Wu wuru to have occupied that height, but by tho chances of war thu position fell to thu other sldo, BO, us thu Scotch gay, wo stood thoru and grinned ut them till they wuro ready to comu down. 1 looked Intently, as you may suppose, for tho man on the black horse, At first ho was not visible, but presently appearing at ouo sldo ho rodoalong tbu linos at u bund gallop, A conspicuous object, all oyus woroInstantly upon him, and many tongues U'guu to gubblo oxcltedly. "Thoru goolh uutuu," orlod Amood Sluu lu tho sorcuoUlug tones of fright, and ho foil to cursing tho mun ou tho black horso with all tho oilmen known to tbo Moslum religion, supplemented by many of Ida own invention. Tbo warrior abovu, however, lu no wisu ull'ected by thu maledictions poured upon hU unconscious head, continued to rldu to and fro, altering formations and dispositions and otherwise- com- excitement h^ screamed: "See, seel They are coming! They shall destroy us utterly! Not a man of us shall escape!" and he cast a look to tho rear—I think in spile of himself —to see if the coast were clear for flight. Abou Kuram shot a glance of contempt and disgust upon him, but said not a word. A body of the enemy's cavalry, consisting of perhaps 200 lances, had detached itself and was coming down the slope at an easy trot. When they had traveled a short distance, the camelmeu also began to move toward us, slowly and without noise or excitement. Under the directions of Ahou Kuram, who now assumed supreme command, 800 lances cantered out from our side to meet those coming down the slope. era, nervously gripping their hilts, inolul uncd their dry mouths to glvu the order for li rush, the trumpeters, hung with trembling trump to lip ready to blow tho deadly blast, thu men lUlenod uud looked in bode- ful sileuco, It was Ihu thrilling stlllnenH that preludes thu storm. Next inluuto thu thunders und, lightnings of u curbed vunge- .7,.. ' [CONTINUED.] j AN OVERGROUND C.EL,LAR. A Sulistltuie For 311 Underground Celta* Where Excavation Is Impracticable. In low, wet places,lor where the surface of the soil is but little above the level of tt stream or pond in the vicinity, or even on higher land too flat to ad^t of proper drainage, it is inadvisable to excavate a cellar. In other localities, where >rat two or Miree feet of soil overlay the native? locfe, it la Impracticable, though otherwise favorably sitnated. A su-^wsful effort in the line of a serviceable substitute for the cellar is that of an Ohio correspondent of Rural New Yorker whose buildings are on low ground near a river. Finding it impossible to secure a dry cellar, he built a room adjoining the kitchen, making'itas nearly frost proof as possible by the use of doable walls and ceiling. Its cost was little more than that of a cellar walled with stone, while it is drier, more BLAN.OFCLOSING WINDOW FOB WINTER tnr A SUBSTITUTE FOR A CELLAR. f asily kept in s sanitary condition and easier of access, saving much labor both in storing away vegetables and in daily use. The prime object in the construction of a building for this purpose is to shut in tho summer warmth and prevent its into the outer air during a season of OTld weather. Tho best nonconductors of beat, such as wood and paper, should be employed. Dry air in confinement is ouo of the tery best of all nonconductors, and This advantage is fully secured in the double walls. Here are two dead air spaces in the walls, entirely cut off from communication with each other or with the air outside. Above there is such a space inclosing tho joists, with the space between this and the roof, which is carefully closed at tho eaves by a cornice. The floor is double, and beneath it the air shut in by tho foundation wall. Building paper may bo placed in tho double floor, around tho "walls next the outside and over the joists in tho ceiling, adding much to the service of tho building and but a trifle to its cost. All the essential details of construction are presented in the sketches originally drawa for Rural New Yorker and show- JL DOINGS IH WASHINGTON Washburne Spoke In Opposition to the Tariff Bill. SENATOR ALLEN WILL NOT REPLY Convinced Be Cnn Ignore Hawlny'n Attack— Dnlpli'a 1)111 Define* Indian Cltl- roinhlp—Secretary Herbert Cmninoml'" Adinlrnl licnlinm—Gold llcscrve Bun- nlng Low—Movements of Cruisers. WASHINGTON, April '.'4.—Senator Washburne (Minn.) consumed almost the entire afternoon Monday in a speech against the tariff bill, which was mainly a protest against the abrogation of the reciprocity clause of the McKinley bill. He believed the Wilson bill, in some form, would be enacted into law. In the few minutes that remained between the time Senator Washburne concluded his speech, and the hour of 5, Senator Dolph gave an installment of his speech. During the morning session n bill was introduced by request by Senator Peffer "to dispose of idle labor and discourage idle wealth in the District of Columbia," which was referred to tin- committee on the District of Columbia. He also sought to take from the '.•iilcndnr his resolution for the (ippoinhnr-nt of a committee on communications—his "Coxey committee"—but the motion was lost—18 to 20. The house bill for tho protection of birds and animals in tho Yellowstone National park was called up by Senator Carey and after some amendments had been made tho bill passed. SENATOR ALLEN WILL NOT REPLY. Wheels were made to go Round. was made to make wheels go round easy. It's the slickest grease you ever saw. Costs no more thau the old and poorer kinds. Sold by all dealers. Ask for it. Wadham's Oil and Grease Co. MILWAUKEE. WIS. — AT — Convinced lie Cnn Afford to Ignore Senator Ilawley'n Attnck.* WASHINGTON, April 84. — Senator Allen said, as the Peffer resolution upon which were based his remarks and those of Senator Hawley attacking him had been disposed of, and as he had not been able to get in his speech in reply to the Connecticut senator last week, he would not reply at all. "The more I think over the matter," said the senator, "the more I am convinced I can afiord to ignore such attacks." He said he was satisfied his people in Nebraska approved his course, and, as a proof of this, displayed the following telegram: LINCOLN, .Neb., April 23, 1894. Senator Allen, Washington: Two thousand citizens of Lincoln in a mass meeting Saturday adopted resolutions thanking you for your stand for the rights of American citizens in the Coxey matter. JOHN TIKUNEV, Chairman. Secretary Herbert Commends lloulmra. WASHINGTON. April 24.— Secretary Herbert has written the following letter to Rear Admiral Benluim: '-Upon your retirement from active service, I desire to express to you the department's appreciation of the ability and good judgment shown by you in guarding American interests while in command of tho South Atlantic station. Your prompt action at Rio do Janeiro in giving full protection to the United States commerce merits special commendation and I congratulate you upon such a happy termination of a long and honorable career on tho active list of the navy." Do Illicit Inillnn Cltlzuushlp. WASUINQTON, April 24.— Senator Dolph introduced a bill, the intent of which is to define Indian citizenship. It provides that all Indians or mixed bloods who have been alloted lands in severally shall bo considered citizens of the United States, and in cases of persons claiming lands under the allotment act, they shall have tho right to bring suit to establish their rights in courts as may be done by citizens. To Annul the Ute Agreement. WASHINGTON, April Bl. — Representative Hunter (Ills.) introduced a bill disapproving and annulling the agreement made between the United States commissioner and the Southern Ute Indians of Colorado, made Nov. ID, 1H88. WHILK OCK, STOCK LASTS WE WILL SELL 6 ft. Aeh Extended Tables 83.80 8 ft " " " 6.00 Hard wood Chamber Sets 12.50 4 Spindle wood Chairs, per set.... 2.50 |3f~We must reduce our stock and these prices surely ought to do it. S~ Young Stock for Sale. Wm. LYNCH, TUSTICE JQF THE PEACE. ABSTRACT, LOAN A™ plotlng lilt* preparations for tuo tu^ulo that was at hand. Abou Kui'am watched hiu movement* with thu iuicntnuttu of an active rival. "Muthlnks," hu remarked nlgullleantly, "that butun showulh marvelous skill in marshaling an army." "Hu hath thu fallen angel's skill," piped Amood. Then nil ut onuu and with Intense HOW TO MAKE AN UNDERGROUND CELLAR ing a plan of the walls both In horizontal and In vertical section. Any person of ordinary mechanical skill may build it for himself at but alight oxpeuno above tho actual cost of material. All the iiiiidu lumber should bo tongue and groove flooring, freo from knotholes and open cracks, but it need not bo first grade. That side of the room adjoining the dwolliug does not need tho doublo wall, on it is already sufficiently protected. And if it bu built against tho dwelling at u narrow loan-to with a length just twice IU width, a given space will bo inclosed at the least cost. That tho room may bo opened to thu fresh air and warm sunghino of swnmor it la doairablo to have at least one window. Tho frnrne of this should bo finished with two narrow lodges, A A, a fow inches apart and fiiood with itrius of folt or woolon cloth, agimmt each of which a frame of board just fitting tho opening is fnntoned (luring tho winter season, Tho«o, witli H tight shutter ou tho ouUldo, wake the window practically a double wall also. If couvuuluntly Blttmtod, uue may bo umdo ot thin window ui an entrance in tbo tiiuo of »tor- Ing vegetables for tho winter, thuH avoiding the otherwise nocesaury travel buok and forth through tho dwolliug apart- menu. While tho cost of Muuh » room ID ordinarily greater than that of a collar of tho MIUO oupucity, Ita uorviou in also greater, uud U may woll be considered u oloiM question of economy in making choice between tho two, und whuro a cellar cannot bo made it in almost a necessity, Many woiuler what wu want u uutiou- •1 board of health for, and why tho pub- lio health cuuuut be left to tho individual BtutcB. A national bureau of health U wanted soithut all iiuaruntlning luuy bo put under one authority. Congress ought to VUMI the iiU uf CruUon. .WASHINGTON, April 34.— TuoBeuuiug- ton sailed frcm Acnpulco for San Francisco and thu Lancaster from Naples for Gibraltar. Tho Chicago has arrived at Lisbon and the Yorktowu at Tucomu. Munt Tiiko uu Wtwliliigtun Coul. WASUINOTON, April 34,—Socrotnry Herbert has given instructions that tho Vf.s.soU of tho sonl flout shall tiiko on coal iniiu'il in Washington, ttwte showing that it may be suitable. llmmliitf Low. WASHINGTON, April 24.— The not gold in the treasury ut the close of business Monday was ftU8li,ii8,( in oxcocig of thu |1UO,OUO,OUO reserve. The cash balance was Kequmituil lu I(»*I|(U. WABUINUTON, April 2-1.—Charlos Wos- coll, Buptfrvuing inspector of atoam VCM- Bulttfor tlio Kih'hth diatrict, with hoi. 1- quurtoru at Detroit, has IXMJU rtxiuivtcd U) it«lgu. \VABIIINUT»N, April 31.—Tho liotuo defoaUnl thu bill allowing rncing with IKK)! Boiling ami bookuuikiiit,' in tho Du- U'ict of Columbia. •lurry Hlui|iauu Vury III. WASHINGTON, April l'l.—Tho illnoaa of Itt>pn«i>iitutlvo Uliuiwou of Kiuuaa luw amuiutxl an alarming phiuw. Ali'liUoii Trttlllu liuulravl. CIIIUAUO, April S.M.—A triUUu ooutrno \viu iiiiulu U'twucn thu Atoltuou mA the Mullory linu of ktvuumhipB, wUvraby thoy itro tu ujn'haiigtt biwhu'&s ut QalviM- ton. It in uxiwcttKl that thu uimblnu tiou will provo u foriuidttblu rival to the Bouthuru I'uoiho. Umi Uruwuvd, !«„ April 84.—Robert Kal touback, a I ycaiu old, tKcap«d from tin iufuritblu iusuuo iwylum in l)ttbiuiu< towiwhip ltu>t tiuuduy. llib Unly vvtui (omul iu thu river. IU loft luttora ilu cliU'iutf lit* wiw guiug through to hoavcn UrUUu-<lrlir.i Fight UOSTON, April i4.-UrilUu-Urltto Jlyh u» dwb'jvJ u duiw m thu eight H. C. STEVENS & SON. MAPLE GROVE BREEDING FARM Short horn cattle and Poland Chins hog§. Carroll Is, LAND OFFICE 1 have a complete set of abstracts of Carroll ountjr. All business will be attended to prompt T. PUBLISEBB OK Dailv Report of Transfers." Office, three doors goutli of post office, upstalrt WM. LYNCH. Carroll, Iowa. McNEILL & CO., DEALERS IN MARBLE and GRANITE Tombstones and Headstones OFFICE AND VAUDB, WEST 1ND OF KO0KTU BTHBET. C-A-ltUOLL. IOWA. NEW HARNESS SHOP THEO. OSTEN. Prop. An entire new iiiui complete »tooK ot *Harnese, Saddles, Whips,* Robes, Fly Nets Amtuverytlilnt: imiull) cuntnlmul In utlt»t clo*» etUbllahment of ilili kl»d. All woik warraiiltxl to he llrnt olasa lu evorr particular. H«|»a|rliig Neatly aud Chuiuljr Itoiw; — (ilVK UK A THIAU Opposite Uurko'n hotel. Carroll, lowit. .575 JT. fl* lUi.U '<l,)ilifc.h.i, 1''•* >'»< *»t*4 ditto I In « f*l. I,,. !'»«,'«• lUtHUtf. 'tl'i tt f, MUM < tit i >Ut<* tlm» W. r. M\»iHiit> DM. MOORKW TUB •P§OIAU»T. Uu uo MOftllu Ui« ttMUuMitotaU MIIVATIDIMAMM.

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