Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on December 14, 1897 · Page 22
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 22

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, December 14, 1897
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CH AITEKS1.—At the beginning of the civil war Valentine Weldoo was suspwcied of ilie murder of Bis brother Pred -rUk who had disappeared, ur. Blao.-hard marritrt their bis- ter. He became a widower, and ye.-.rH a^uer theeuppoeed murder went west with his tmi- dren. Howa.d. Alice and CUra.Captam Brandon co-ducted the train when it rjaehed the far west. Two Bad characters. Henry hy e atVfrontHobb. joined them. 11-Heory Kyle "oon leaves the tra'n and visits her *««« and Bister Worn, who attempt to tura him Irom {its evil life Ill-Two lawyers named Bliss Zne to the Wo.st from Virginia to ftf™^ ar,*s^2^^s^Ji?- Tth ^ E^^ h Aff. D ^ h °H^^-*5S ~^&SS^^=« injr murdered his wife. VI-Lou'S Kyle onhsts^ onffimnclmrd/al'alnst Bouton. Vll -P»« B deserts tho Bum-hard imo noes to Beuton. Capiain Brandon encounters Hoary Kyle, flShtshimand leavea him tnr deurt ^ 11- Valontlno Kylo confesses that hi is ^ alentiiic Weldon. an/that h- killed ^brother, P «f£ rlctc unintentionally- IX-The Blisses gne Bouton their plan. They mean to net the BUwchar s out of the way ami claim the Weldon estate, to which the Blanch .rd*.ire heirij. X-Captain Brandon vlsiis the P-ophet. XT- Dr. Blaochard .5 seized by BoutOM, \ll~ i Brandon captures Patch and Robb CHAPTER XIL In the Prophet's cave, where slept Captain Brandon, Louis Kylo and Howard Blanehard, there was no variation of light to tell tho changes that were going on in the outer world. The Prophet had that rare gift, an intuitive conception of the passage of time. He carried no watch, and he but rarely looked up ut the sun, for which he had as idolatrous a reverence as tho fire worshipers, who, in the far back ages in- "May tKe God'of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets guard j you and watch over you. Amen and | amen." I Without halt, over hills, into valleys, | across streams, the men kept on for ' hours, Brandon in the advance and leading the rush of horsemen. In three Cleveland's baking powder is purchased by the U. S. Government for the use of families of Army Officers. This is a guarantee of quality, for Baking Powder was officially analyzed and found to be a pure cream of tartar powder or it would not have been bought. Baking Powder Co,, New York. •A»^.*7«£AZASA,»A^W^v^"J^WV-' ~ sd®ocee»M«««* — Kyle,"witli one hand on Patch's red throat while the other held a pistol to his head. The ruffians were too much astonished to resist. lu addition to binding their Lands behind them, the captain gag?ed them to prevent their making an outcry. They were led back to •where Howard Blanehard was anxiously waiting. And that young gentleman for some minutes could not credit the report when the captain told what he had done. oUST FOR FUN. Srmp people knead bread and are not hungry. Notwithstanding those straw ballots the New York papers are taking, the f hay continues to be low. First Burglar—Any luck lately? Sec- habited these mountains and kept their sacrificial altars burning on the highest summit. "Awake, arise! The Philistines be in our borders!" shouted the Prophet, -when tho time allotted for slumber had passed. At the sound of the deep sonorous voice the men sprang from the ground, some of them seizing their arms iw. alarm. Howard Blanehard, who was wholly ignorant of the methods of this remarkable man, stared wildly about him as if expecting an attack. As the Prophet spoke he brought out dried meat from the recesses that honey- j combed the immense chamber, and set-1 ting the example he would have the others fellow he ate heartily and filled a pouch slung over his shoulder. "See that your arms and ammunition are iu good order. Gird up your loins as did the Gideonites of old, for, as my soul livetb, it will not fare well with them who beset our paths in these mountains.'' "We are all ready," said Captain Brandon. ' 'It is w^ll Now, that we may advance with more rapidity, I have provided torches. Hero are three." He handed the captain, Howard Blanehard aud Louis Kylo each oue. "Light them at this altar." There was always a light burning on the altar when a fire was not blazing there. The Prophet lit four large earthen lamps, and placing one on each corner muttered a, prayer that sounded like an incantation, then shouldered his rifle and strode away in advance. To Howard Blanehard it looked as if their course lay into the heart of the Titanic cliff that towered above the entrance of the cave, and such in truth •was the case. On they went past the fountain where they had bathed that morning, and along gloomy galleries •whose vaults the torches failed to reveal and whose black glistening walls looked like the mythical furna«es of the lower world in which the fire had been long extinguished. On and on and up and np, through this awful temple of silence, this cave of the shadows, this hiding place of night. The lightest footfall echoed and re-echoed farther and farther off till lost iu shadowy whispers. Up and on, the chambers becoming smaller and the passages or galleries shorter and narrower, until at length the most slender had difficulty in getting through. Without any premonitory glimmer of twilight the "Prophet led them through a narrow opening and out into the gold- eu sunlight and under the deep blue vault. "Thank God for the light!" exclaim•ed Howard Blanehard as he tossed away tho smoking fragments of his torch. The Prophet waved his arms, and turning to Captain Brandon said: "Xow you take the lead." "Tho horses are near by in the Prophet's glen," suid Louis Kyle. "Then we must go there first" The captain stepped into the advance, and within a mile he led them to a bowl shaped valley, in which were many horses, the two herders left back by Louis Kyle keeping watch over a number that \vere staked. "I have here horses and saddles onough for all. The plunderers do not lay hands on my property." The Prophet went to a little hut near the center Of the valley and came out with three sets of equipments. In a short time all the horses neces- «arv to give each man a mount were Bad'dled. The delight of the herders, •who were half centaurs, was unbounded »t being again mounted. "Are you not going with us?" asked Captain Brandon, seeing the Prophet hold back. "Nottmless you command it, "said tho Prophet "I cannot command if you have & better reason for going in another direction." "Leare my O'wn plan to myself." The Prophet raised hia hands in bene- 1 said, iritk Jtremt solemnity: On an'? 07i ntid up nml up. hours the horsemen reined in on the summit of a hill, and the Indian who had been in advance extended his arm and pointing down said: "See the fires in Bouton's camp!" "Let us dash on," said Howard Blanehard, eager to hasten to the rescue of his father and sisters. '•No, no," said the captain. "Coolness, not impetuosity, must win. We must find out the situation and all about the force we have to contend with before risking our lives." He was 'about to detail Louis Kyle and one of the Indians to go into the valley on the scout when all were star- j tied by hearing the approach of two \ i [COSTISUED.] t RECENT INVENTIONS. To do away with the overdraw check rein in a horse's mouth a new bridle has a support which goes under the chin to keep the horse's head up. Sore backs on torses are prevented by a new harness pad, which has a pneumatic section inserted under the soft leather covering to keep the pad from chafing. Two New York men have invented a appliance of snow' plow, the draft which is at the rear, so tbat the horses , will not pack the snow down before the horsemen. Enjoining silence on the i SC raper reaches it. men and drawing (hem back from the trail. Captain Brandon dismounted. Tho horsemen from the vulk-y halted about Liquids can be poured in a steady stream from a newly designed jug, as .„„.,.„., -- - . , air is admitted through the hollow the middle of the hill and iOO^yardsbe- handle t(j re]ieve tne vacuum which i results from pouring liquids from an point occupied by Brando low the party. "Stay here, irhilR I find out who those people are," wild the captain, handing his bridle to one cf the herders. Without another word Captain Brandon disappeared in the darkness, and^so Silent were his movements that they did not disturb the murmur of voices coming up from below. More silent than the gentle night wind that swayed the cedars along the mountain side, the captain approached the horsemen, indistinctly visible between his eyes and the glow of the distant campfire. Measuring his distance by the sound of their voices, he reached a point where he could make out every word and halted. His fine ear detected and recognized the speakers as Robb and the renegade "That's the solidest kind er sense, Robb, but can you get through yerwool what he took tho Injuns in for and sent us out?'' asked Patch. "Why, I thought he was goin to send the doctor east with them lawyer chaps?" "Waal, that shows you're about as green as they make 'em. Them lawyer chaps wants" the old mail aud his son out of the way." "So's they may have the gals?" "Not a bit of it. So's (hey may have a full swing at a lot of loot to which the Blanchards has title in West Virginia. I've overhsard enough to convince me I'm right, but I can't see clear through it." "Then, Font, it must be blamed haze, for I never seed a man so quick to see through anything that had a glimmer of light in it as you," said Patch in a complimentary tone. "If I could," continued Font Robb, "I'd like to save the old doctor fora bit and 1'arn all about it." "But why can't we do it?" asked Patch. "Cause if Black Eagle carries him off tonight, as I'm nigh shore he'll do, they'll take tie other side of the valley"— "In the direction of the mountains?" "Yes." Captain Brandon had heard enough- Leaving Bouton's pickets undisturbed he hastened back to the party, and as he went he decided on his plan of action. "What did you learn?" asked the anxious Louis, when the captain emerged from the darkness. "I will tell you as we go back." "Go back?" "Yes. You must come with ma Howard, you take charge of the party in our absence.'' "How long will you be gone?" asked Howard. "Not long if all goes well" Before Howard could ask another question the capsain and Louis Kyle had vanished. As they went down the hill the captain related what he had heard, and announced his purpose to capture the two men and use them for his own purpose. The object was to overpower the outlaws before theyeonld give an alarm to their friends in the valley, and so -well was this intention carried ont that neither Patch nor Eobb could tell how he \vas seized and thrown to the ground. "Not an outcry," said the captain as he tied Robb's hands behind him. "Resist and I shoot!" hissed Lonis ordinary jug. A newly designed bicycle frame has the top bar removable at the rear, with a brace set in the frame juit above the crank hanger, to which ttva top bar is fastened, to make a strong lady's wheel. Lamps and lanterns can be quickly extinguished by a rubber ball attached to the side of a lantern and having a tube extending on a line with the flame to deliver a blast of air from the ball against the flame. A new luggage carrier for bicycles has a central shaft which rests at its lower end in the supporting bracket attached to the bicycle, with a series of ribs around the shaft which open and close like an inverted umbrella. When a candle has burned down to the desired point it can be automatically extinguished by spring-actuated clips carried by a sleeve, which bas been previously placed in position on the candle at any desired height. The only remarkable thing in connection with the latest sensation at it was a folding bed., An English paper speaks of an official who uses bills as visiting cards. This is a very common and ancient practice in Pennsylvania. Hendry—So you take stock in that yarn? Why, I wouldn't believe that story if I told it myself. Cowgate— Well, in that case, neither would I. "See here," said the angry man to his neighbor, "1 want this thing stopped. That wife of yours is prying into our affairs with a telescope." "I'll look into it, sir." A bald-headed man fainted the other d-vy from the heat. He was very indig. nan 1 when he was reviving, at hearing a cockney exrilaim, "Give him hair —give him hair!" "There's no coal, mum," saic Bridget, " and tho fires are going out.' "No coal! Why didn't you tell me be. fore?" "I couldn't tell you there was no ccal, mum, when there was coal,'" answered Bridget. The following is a good specimen o an Irish advertisement: "If the gentle man who keeps a shoe shop with a red head will' return the umbrella which he borrowed of a young ladj •with an ivory handle, he -will hea: eoniething to her advantage," Tfc« l>l«lntk«riCa<IL Ye friends of truth, ye statesmen who survey , The rich man's joys increase the poor't decay, Tis yours to judge how wide the limit* stand Between a splendid and a happy land. Proud swells the tide with loads of freighted ore, And shouting folly tails them from her shore; Hoards even beyond the miser's wish abound, And rich men flock from all the world around. Yet count our gains. This wealth is but a name. That leaves our useful products still the same. Not so the loss. The man of wealth and pride Takes up a space that many poor supplied— Space for his lake, his park's extended bounds, Space for horses, equipage and hounds; The robe that wraps his limps in silk- eu cloth Has robbed the neighboring fields ol half their growth; His seat, where solitary sports are seen. Indignant spurns the cottage from the green; Around the world each needful product flies. For all the luxuries the world supplies. While thus the land, adorned for pleasure all, In barren splendor freely waits the fall. ****** Thus fare the land, by luxury betrayed, In nature's simplest charms at first arrayed; But verging to decline, its splendors rise, Its vistas strike, its palaces surprise; While discouraged by famine from the smiling land, The mouthful pheasant leads his humble band, And while he sinks, without one ane to save, The country blooms—a earden aad • Erav*. —Goldsmith. HAIR HUMORS ItchlsK, Irritated, sc»lv, crusted Sculp*, dry.ihln. mii falling Hair, clcaosed. purified, »nd bcauO- fled by wiirra shampoos with CCTICUIIA SOAP, and occasion*! dress:nj.Tj of Certain, pantt of tmollienw, the greatest skin cures. (uticura Treatment irill produce n clean, hciltliy s<-»lp »-|th luxuriant, lostrocs hair, -n-hcn nil *!«- r»i>t. Sold throughout Oi« -worid. POTTEX DKUO ASH CMIM. CORK., ^nlr Prop*-. Boston. if-" ttow to produce Lu*nrs«nt lUir, mallM ItM. Fort Sheridan is that nobody was killed.—Washington Post. The organization of a "Society for There has been a growing dissatisfaction in all India with British rule i? the coup fry that has been noted f<~.- many months. As one writer expresses; it, "this discontent has been nursed by a'form of political agitation which has been in existence in India for ten years or more, and is now more threatening than ever. It is organized in native associations, led for the most part by educated young men, which have for their fundamental objects the redress of the intolerable grievances which, it is alleged, the inhabitants of India stlffer from the viceregal government. With a vernacular press of growing power and recklessness to foster the agitation, with native congresses becoming popular, and the demand for a certain measure of home rule becoming loudly advocated, the elements of a serious internal disturbance are evidently present- pumpkins. There is a market for them In city or village at prices much higher than pumpkins are worth for feeding to stock. Yet it is a bulky crop to handle, and unless there is a near market, it 'may pay better to cat them up and feed the crop to stock. Remove the seeds always, as they are a pow-1 The local Indian press commends and a.iie ui"5aiiiz.a.uuii m a. auuieuj lur justifies the assassinations that hava wnen. ti tbe Civilization of the United States taken place since the revolt began, and sacrifice of Array Officers" seems a need of the advises a resort to such methods if ^ , T hour.—DCS Moines Leader. j they are necessary to relieve the coun- Perhaps that private soldier who was try of British rule. The government of dragged by the heels at Fort Sheridan India has been the wonder of the cen- iras merely being put in training for a tun', and Great Britain has always military football team at that post.— proved to be equal to any emergency in Springfield, 111., Journal. retaining her hold upon the country, in KenuicKy - ,H names of persons but it is Q0 ubtful if she has ever been wanted in court are cried from the ^ue^ U p 0 n to meet so widespread and front steps of the court-houses, and it ' determined a spirit of revolt as she i* is said that Kentucky is the only state now , enc0 untering. in the Union where the custom prevails.—New York Sun. The trolley cars in Des Moines, la., are filled with letter boxes, and thej are required to stop whenever a citizen hails them in order to deposit a letter. As tbe cars pass the postoffice an official removes the mail from the box. The new blouse, with short basques drawn in round the waist, with a handsome belt of gold or silver galon set with cabochons or else belts of goldsmith's work set on velvet, with beautiful buckles or clasps, is made in velvet plash or mirror velvet, richly trimmed or in woolen material brcche wit-h two colors. Red rests are displayed by SOHW at the fashionable tailors. If they erer jet beyond the show windows the horseless hansom will be safter than the ordinary vehicle.—New Tort letter. | More than 21,000,000 pounds of sterling represents the sum annually wasted, on an average, during the past, five years, in promoting British, compan- | ies that gave no return to the shareholders. : Mrs. Hantton (maliciously)—You were such a charming debutante, my dear, fifteen years ago. Mrs. Inglefa— Was I? I only remember you made stich a lovely chaperon for me when I Came out.—London Tit-Bits. . j Anent Horses. According to the department of agriculture from 1SS9 to 1S93 the number of horses in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and ranges farther west, increased from 1,479,768 to 1,972,532, about 33 1-3 per cent. The average price of horses in tbe United States in 1866 was ?59.S6, from 1SS3 to 1SS9 from $70.59 to $74.64. the highest price being that of $S4; and by 1S92 the average value was reduced to $65.01. After 1893 began the heavy decline. During that year the average price was $61.22; in '94, $47.83; in '95, $46.29; in '96, $33.07, and at the beginning of '97, $31,51. These cheap prices have checked production in the South and East. The department has the following reasons for considering the outlook encouraging. In the West since 1893 tbe number of horses has fallen from 1,972,523 to 1.626 : 402, or nearly 18 per cent. Exports to Europe have 1 grown from 3,000 a year to 28,000 in 1S96. The Western horse having coi;t so much of his value the ranges will be devoted to more profitable industries. The demand for certain better classes, draft and driving horses, good saddlers and cavalry mounts has a growing improvement. The truest lengtnening of life Is to live while we live, wasting no time, but using every hour for the highest end.—Spurgeon. Order and quiet are good thing* when they can be had without the things that are better.— Henry Ward Beecher. The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well, and doing well whatever you do without a thought of fame.—Longfellow. Do not despise your situation. la It you must act, suffer and conquer. From every point on earth w« are equally near to heaven and the infinite.— Amiel. If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, ex- elder brother, guardian genius.—Addison. Truth, after all, is so simple, that though 'you may have a great many forms of stating errors you can really only have one form of stating th» truth.—Sir Stafford Northcote. In order to reach perfection It Is ab- erfttl diuretic, and when fed to cows solutely necessary to have either very will excite the urinary organs far too ' faithful friends or implacable enemies much' Boiled pumpkins, with a little • B ince we must be made sensible of our corn meal or whole corn boiled with ' failings, either by the admonition of them make a much better food for fat- j the former, or by the invectives of the tenin'g hogs than will whole corn. Fin- latter.—Diogenes, ally the old-fashioned pumpkin pie, which the sons of New England have made famous throughout the land, is an institution for which nothing can be successfully substituted. Some may say that squash pie is richer; but it lacks the distinctive pumpkin flavor, and cannot replace it to any one who •was brought up to like pumpkin pie.— Ex. • In preparing soil for setting ont trees the whole surface of the ground should be worked to an equal depth. If only the ground where the tree is to be set be worked up, it will form a cavity where the water will collect and imperil the life of the tree. Nat GoodwiiTsays he intends to play this season. Tola seems to The AND ; twice cmnng -CUB ursi. twcive I and after that tnt oace a Tear. „ vile imagination, once indulged gets the key of our minds, and can in again very easily, whether we or no, and can so return as to bring seven other spirit* with it more wicked than itself; and what may follow no one knows.—Spurgeon. National poetry Is the very flower Ing of the soul, the greatest evidence of Its health, tho greatest excellence o: its beauty. 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