The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 10, 1894 · Page 3
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, January 10, 1894
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THE TTPPtttt 1HM M01NES ALGQfrA tNLANO. i far abov* , far to watch th< Vrrv dav iicriss tliosR Ply sea-gulls toward the lake. luncl of dftsWns waves the alienee brings; drifting sn« w .doHaht3 tho eye; Utl, fl.suddeti cloiuljof roshtnjr wings I Gleams white against tho sUy. ««ht of graceful schooners sailing fait, ifalgW to their harbor, is denied me, lean see the fair gulls so.irlnir past. They arc my ships r-- J -— to* rufnor, the region teemed, fctit Which no.. one yet hud been able to find. Herbert was a younger — tho youngest son, in fact, of tho earl of Clcvc, and his lordship had been blessed, by his lady, >vith nine children, which included six then grown-up and marriageable, but unmarried daughters. His lordship was not a hard-hearted father, but six marriageable ami unmarried daughters, each of them engaged in frantic efforts to cuter the state, of holy matrimony, and each of them failing repeatedly and decisively, are apt to sour the best of tempers among elderly gentlemen, and tho result was that'Lord Cleve looked with a loss lenient eye, than he might, otherwise have done, upon tho escapades of his younger sou. Herbert had the misfortune of resembling, in « marked -1 thought t hcartt something Doa t THE T.U» | degree, his mother, 'supremely beautiful. '.* SCARLET FORTUNE, j «V 11. Jl 10 KM AX. ! (JIIAl'TER I—CoN-riN-i'KD. ;o bearskin was raised onco <n, ami a younger man entered. ivas nearly as tall as George Mac. and although his cant, of fca- s betrayed M, family likeness to elder man, there wan leas of the ilty about his lips, and less of the Uiiftte squareness about- his jaws. was dark of skin, which matched ously with the reddish brown of hair- and beard. Dave Mac[> was George's nephew and Lucy's i'sin. the son of a frontiersman T had paid tho penalty of his hecrdnm. and fallen under a xoiipcl Pueblo arrow. I'oople, j jml the mountain stations said | |t Di'.vo was Lucy's intended hu-s- , id. and tho young miin when f|iie»- I heel about tho subject,, never j fiiod the soft impeachment. j'hc two men fell upon the, food It stood ready for thorn with ap- jtites sharpened by a long journey. Ley- ha3 come all tlr.i way from ktc-.hcr's Hole, tho nearest, trading fatlon, a .distunes o,' full thirty Silos, havinir gone there to obtain a c-,h supply of powder, and other ecossities ' The girl stood by while ney cut, great slices from tho joint. ind spread them upon their oorn- takes. dipping the two together into the salt:, and biting o.T the pieces without, further ado. , The heart-/ moal was washed down ,vttli draughts of the licry Taos vhisky, tempered in minute propor- lion, V-ith mountain water. That ^ jver, the two men went outside and j }, o ti, horse and ridci '-,at themselves clown on the log- | ordinary necessities, Stumps, which stood ready there, to imokc their big sassafras-root, pipes. 1'ho conversation was made up of tho banalities oC the time and place, and Lucy, who had resumed her knitting, joined in it but little. ,' ,0n a sudden, George jumped up 'ind walked along the path that led up hill, with his eyes lixed intently !on the moonlit ground in front of 'liim. ., ••'.Char's bin somebody hcyar. no said, with quiet, intensity. "Who's Wn by hoyarV" he asked, turning to ,Lucy.' "Who's gone to Dick Ash- land'si"' ,. , "A stranger," the £'irl replied, casually. "I guess"! know who it is. George continued. "I guess he was bound ior Dick's, when he was that, solt and soapy at, Hatcher's. I might 'a was "fling to Dick Ash- au' what o' that'. 1 " Lucy i known ho land's. 11 -Waal, asked. . ,, "Yew mind yewr pot. my gnvl, •the elder Machine retorted, "an 1 jist look that ycwr fat don't burn. That's what yew'Ve got to do, I reckon. It wur a"tall stranger—dark, youngish, wur it not:'" ••That's him," Lucy answered. -I t#ld yew, Dave," tho elder man -contii'nied! uirning to his nephew. ••I wur sni'O of it, J wur that, sure ot it, that, I'd bet a hundred-dollar bill on it, I toll yew, Dick Ashland's 1 limped gold, lie's gota-hcad o' me, an' that thar stranger's c.ome to help him git it. Damnation! he shan't git .a-lioad o' mo. This is my country. He'd a never come hoyar, if it hadn't, «,-bin to follow my clue." His hand wandered instinctively to tho big knife in his holt, and half unsheathed it. ••Dave," ho said, with a. savage .quiet, "1101110 along o' me. I reckon I've got something to say to yew." The two men strolled away into the night. The girl, still sitting on the log, dropped her knitting on her lap, and listonod, with a confused | -throbbing at heart, to tho sound oC j the steps as they died away among the cedars beyond. ClIAPTKR II. If there was over a niun, who rep- a'Caentcd Ja-.hion pluck, the perseverance, and the indomitable courage of tho hardy English yeoman, driven from a Staffordshire home' by hard times, and a landlord, that man was Dick who had boon whilst his two older brothers, and till the young ladies, were juvenile reproductions of the face and fcutur-'s of my lord, who was ferociously ugly- A day of reckoning came, and Herbert, Chauiicoy, badgered hy creditor*. whom he could not pay. denied a-i- sistunec by his father and by his brothers, 'followed in tho wake "f Dick Ashland, to load a wild and hardy life on the Western plains, where his genial bonhomie, his manly and distinguished bear.'ig, wmi him many trie ml.-*. While engaged in hunting the buffalo on the I'latto river, where at that time they were still to be found in huge herds, n Ictle • of Dick Ashland's reached him. begging him U» come to the mountain hut. ••I have .something to ' toll you. Mister Herbert." Dick wrote, "that will be worth while going to hear, I want you • arm and head both." Herbert, in the vigor of his youthful impulse, had saddled ills horse and littod it for the jourtie: ore that letter laid been two hours in his pocket. The journey of two-hundred miles, between tin; Plutte and the Sangre do Christo range, lay .across barren plains, whore, in many parts, wanted for But Herbert (ihauncey was not easily daunted, and when ho dashed across Blaeknose Corner that afternoon, his spirits were buoyant as though ho had just completed a ten-mile journey. The two'men were speaking undertones, taking short puffs their pipes in the meanwhile. "There's enough of it Mr. Herbert," Dick Ashland said, accentuating each word by a tap on his companion's knee, "to pave the Street at the Green. Thocr's tons on it likely, and no great job to got at it neither. The only wonder is that it hasn't been spotted afore this." ••But with all this untold wealth around us. 11 Herbert interrupted, "why haven't you let me kno before?' 1 "1 wanted to- make sure of it, wanted to know exactly what 1 was about." ••Well, tho best thing we can do now, 1 suppose," said Chuiuiccy. "i to send to Htuuher's and get, som hands to help us. ' i The vcomaii gave a low whistle. | -No.' thank you," ho exclaimed "Not if I know it. 1 don't, wunt m throat cut. not just yet. ' M lind wouldn't be no good to mo il 1 were rotting at the bottom of one of the canvons." ••What do you mean?" tho young man asked eagerly. Ashland looked warily about place as if. even in tho lonely wilderness, ho was afraid of being overheard by a prying car. What do 1 mean!'" lie asked, with intense earnestness "I mean that if as much as a whisper got, abroad that I'd made this lind—that, if a human linger could point out tho spot whoro it lies, our lives wouldn't bo worth four-and-twenty--hours purchase. We'd have all tho scoundrels of the plains down upon us. and they'd think no more of blowing out our' brains from behind, and then killing one another to got hold of the booty, than of eating thoir dinners." Herbert stretched his logs widely. "That's warm," ho said quietly. "You'd lind it warmer than yoi oarort for, Mr. Herbert," Dick con tinned; "and if wo want to save oui got to put oiu- heads together, tha we have. It's easy that does it this j time, and we've got to work slow and j -sure. Thcor's enough theer to sot life, and , among them cedars," he said. take any notice of it. You may have beted followed. I'll go'by-and-by and look from another place. Did yon tell anybody at Hatcher's you were coming here?" "No,'' the young man roolied, _"1 hfid no need of that: your description of the road wns plain enough; but t remember now. I did ask u girl, about two miles down, how far it, was to your place." "That was foolish," said Ashland. "That girl was Lucy Maclano, l-reckled (ieorgo's daiiffhter. and he's the man oi' all others thai I'm most afraid of. He's always dodging and clodginff ui!.> about, but I've put himoH'the seen I, so far. -jfo'shcctt on the same game as myself those months past, and he's as groat a rascal as is to be found on tho plains. That, killing of Dick Muguiro was never prop-.-rly explained. George -Insists that, it was done in f.u'r light. but f for 07VJ don't believe it. I'm .mm.' theer's someone dodging about among them cedars,'' Ashland con. tinned. ••i'erhaps it's sonic beast." Herbert 1 suggested. ' "Not a bit of it,." Dick replied.^ i ••Thc'.-r'w no game (heer this time o' the clay. Von sit hoe and I'll get round 'to the back of the cabin and from theer I'll quietly climb on to the rock, and if theer's anything alive among them cedars I'll soot, Kenj) your wen I her eye ukinnod \vhile I'm away." With that he rose and saunlerer cai-elessly to the door of the small. rude log hut wliieh formed his habitation. He stolidly walked to the further end of it, atvct there disappeared. The but had been built rm a ledge of the rock, some i'OU yards square, which jutted out. a smiling headland, over the gaping jaws of a wild canyon. Tho mountain rose sheer and steep from the chasm. -as if heaven's ligntnln'g had split the solid rock asunder, and had thus loft, an all time token of Us fury. The llesh- eoloro'd crystalline feldspar gleamed along the face of the canyon side. ut stunted cedars and pines, and nsinuating shrubs struggled for life long a 'hundred little ledges, vherevor the fierce wind hart dopos- ted a handful of loose earth, and ovored with their brwvvns and greens the metallic- purplish blue- rrey that prevailed more- than other Juts. ••Begad," he said to himself, •this beats your pantomlmesand sensational dramas hollow. And to think that there's gold— bushels of it. tons of it —lying somewhere [ibout. And I'm to have my share of it Who says there's no such thing as luck in this world. Gold!" he repeated to himself. "Cold! gold! tons of gold!" lie shook himself together on a sudden, and commenced to pace up and down. "That was a pretty girl, he murmured to himself; "a downright jollv girl. And looked to mo, too, as though she were a good girl. The sort, of a girl that would stick to a man through thick and thin and help him light it out though the devil and his chances were against him. Diyk doesn't like her father, but he didn't say a word against, the girl. He'd have mentioned it if there had been uiything against; her. No, no. She's little brick. I'm sure. And if I'd Iress her in a nice gown and polish icr a bit, she'd drive tho girls at he Towers mad with envy. A long vay between here and Stall'ordshire, but if there isn't a slip betwixt, tho cup and tho Up I'll take her there, n- my name isn't Herbert Cliauucay." A broad hand tapped him on the shoulder. Jt was Dick. "I was mistook," said the yeoman, theer's nobody theer. It must have been some beast after all. But think we'd better wait until it's quite night, for all that, before wo climb diiwn and have «, look at my lind. [TO UK CONTINTKl).] COLORADO LK'ITBR CENTENNIAL STILL IN THE STATE RING, IS AstttiitsHMur t'Oevelopmertt of It* Ke8oni-cfi9.-ttnlook.xl fctf X'»o»- perlty In nil I-lnes of irttliiiti-y. Within (he borders of thin wotfetef- exist nmrbff? of every variety ti)0-fibc 8 e bttildintf ston, OP LONDON. in of tho C HE settle', f •what is now Colorado b e- gan but thirty four years ago, and no people 011 earth' ever achieved s o much in so short a time. None possess such an empire of wealth and'grandeur; none, such possibilities. No other state otters such an inviting field to both capital and population. The climatic conditions-ol Colorado are-known to the world as being nearly perfection. Hundreds of springs,bot,li hot and cold, famous.for their, medicinal properties, are in various portions of the state, and the grandeur of the mountain scenery is known tho- world over. Twenty-one railroad linos-afford the people of Colorado easy and rapid communication with all parts-08 the United States and enable Denver to command a larger trade territory, than any other city in the union. The energy and industry of the 1 silver miner, by recent national legislation temporarily deprived of employment, did not falter or rust, but was immediately turned into the search for gold, and with the richest reward. Hundreds, yes thousands ol gold claims were discovered, and the output of the yellow metal was doubled almost at one bound, and there can be no doubt that, so far as the people ot Colorado are concerned, the depression in silver will cause no more than n ripple iu the current of their prosperity. The further fact may he. mentioned that an ounce of silver will purchase the same amount of the necessaries of life as when it was worth $1.29 per ounce, the price oi staple commodities having declined in sympathy with silver. The camp of Cripple Crock, alone, three years ago contained but one family, with not a neighbor nearer than twenty miles. The camp now contains nearly 12,000 people, and it is predicted that one year hence both population and product will be trebled. The Colorado Midland has ;iust completed a branch line within nine miles of tlie on nip, and work is now progress!us on the construction of u railroad from Florence, a station on tho Denver & Hio Grande Kail way into this thriving camp, which will bt completed May 1, 18114. . Then there is Oilpin county, witl its record of a hundred millions o «o\A since 18GO, now producing more than ever before. In this county, the smallest in area in the state, hundred of new gold claims are being dovel opc'd, arid there arc more than twerit. other counties that arc producers o fold New gold camps are. spnngin r up with wonderful rapidity all oye the state. Within a few months ooso Creek, in the Gunnison com Crooked Creek, near Bucmi Visl; a Plata, near Durango, and TlartscI •c drawing to their localities much apital aud population, while the re- ent and astonishing output ol gold at xjadville has already placed that city i the front rank of producers ot tho cllow mclal. The total output ol old for 1894, it is believed, ii.iwt each twenty millions ol dollars and -ill annually increase thereafter. The greatly increased purchasing sranito, sandstone and lava,-fiVe clay, foter"s clay, iron and seafljr every other raw material that enters into the manufacture of the; necessaries oflitc The people of Colorado arc to he congratulated. Never was there a pcft- «le so blessed with opportunity; never a people so free from want and hunger and distress. No human being in Colorado need he cold or huncry, none ire who allow their necessities to be known. They have sunshine and health and all around them arc stoted all the riches nature lias provided for wan. Tho progress of such a state amd such a people cannot be seriously obstructed. Compared to any other state they are prosperous now. Iney do- not invite the shiftless and unworthy to become pensioners upon their generosity, but believe they utter a truth easily established when they assert that there is less distress, fewer employed, fewer publicly asking aid IDenver tmd Colorado than clse- un where- in the United States, MED'ALS,. HEIRLOOMS, ETC. ))r:. A'-'vxaiwfer Imbert has imported from iMii-opea, collection of watches of great vn>l ite. The collection contains upwards of seventy-five timepieces, andida>t;«» from the time of Louis X.tV. The design- for the exposition medal submitted by Aug". St. (iaiulens to the secretary of the treasury will be of bron/e. ' On t)he- obverse side is a relief figure ot Columbus and on the reverse 1 the fiffitu-e representing youth. The sheriff of Tacouia, Wash., issued cards for a. r-ecent execution in the jail yard at that place printed in gilded letters on> heavy black cardboard,, cabinet sH/.e-, with a. vignette photograph of the "host" on the upper left hand corner. Major M. M. Glolhicr of Whatcom, Ore. .liu«-a'hickory cane cut at Plymouth ll'bck. Mass.., in UWi, by Nathaniel I'leree. who- came over iu the Mayflower. The-cane haa been passed down, to-the eldest son or daughter for many genera tiow.s. The first carriage- to cross the new stone bridge over Otter creek at Mid- tebury, Vt., which was traversed by eliiclcs Cor the ttt'st time last week, vas the-one in which, President Monoe made a trip through Vermont in 817. The-carriage-is-exhibited in the Middle.bury. SAID BY SAGES. discontented man can ever be v up a doaen on us for life, and we m^t^anr hls"grand: i mustn't lose our heads in *etlin B It'' "nMfn,. had farmed some "What do yon propose to do. Chauncey asked. • •Our only chance is to get government protection, and they wouldn't aive us that without an order from Fort Hent. I'm not much afraid of anybody else finding the place. It s taken me just seventeen months, and then 1 only stumbled across it by a All the same 1 don't intend father, before him, had farmed some meagre lands at Chauncey (ireen, in .South Staffordshire, and >vhcn the •old man died, an elder brother Claimed possession of the farm. "There was an aged mother to support, and Hick Ashland shared that .duty with his brother, though he <lkl not share the latter's inheritance. l)h-k tried :i little farming of his nuke. A lawyer, in explaining the phrase • •If 1 cut'i manage tr, hang on to mj diamonds I guess 1 can pull through,' said: "If a man is in the habit o wearing this sort of ornament hi associates are bound to notice it. li a time when men are going to piece all sorts of signs are looked for b, businessmen that will indicate th linanoial standing of a customer. I they notice that a man who has bee in the habit of wearing exponsiv jewelry suddenly appears withou i any of'his usual jewels they are ap to'conclude that lie is being pusho so hard that he had to reali/.c o personal pr"'>erty, and his creel goes down." Killing i* H"''M' by ThriMVl'its There is a certain way that expo ionced stockmen know of throwing a horse down so as to break his neck ami kill him at once. An ordinary halter is put on the horse, tho load- strap from it passed between the horse's front leg's, a turn being taken the far one near the fetlock. explain thy doctrine by strou«f- man to hold his Xo •ich. Learn, to thy lift-. ft takes H. own tongue. Success in thia life- too often moans failure in the next.. KnvironiiHMit may modify character, but it uauiiot eluing-e it. A soul occupied with great ideas bust performs small duties. Tho easiest thing for a loafer to do is to find tault wi tin busy people. Vast chasms can, be filled, but the heart of ma" can newer ho satisfied. When people art; hired to be good MUM- quit, work as-.soon as the pay stops. Tin. motto of chivalry is als^> tin motto of wisdom; to serve alU'but love only one. l)o not, wait for- (.-.•ctraordinsiry op- portunitii-'s for good actions, but mane use of. common situations. J Jl U f^l \jll*'» J • •• «• ~ - - i lower of gold has naturally stimulated ;he effort for its discovery and produc- ion on the part, of many herotolorc engaged in silver mining. The population of Colorado in- I'S-'l vas 412,000. If each man, woman and child in Colorado should be givou twenty acres of the coal land ot tlu-. state, the area renmininsr would e(|iml in extent the states of Massachusetts and llhode Island. . Iu this vast coal iiold all kinds . found, from soft bituminous u.aiithmi- j cite, a great deal being the best .iua,l;- , itv of coking coal. It would st'em. j that Colorado would have no reason, tio complain if her coal fields were liar chief reliance, but they are not. ft More than two million acres ot H»* most fertile land in the world is undo.. 1 irrigation and being siu'cesslully cultivated; in other words, five acres, to- each inhabitant. The annual value- ot: agricultural, fruit and dairy products- is sixty millions of dollars. The assessed valuation ol the puop- ertv of the state is two hundred a.n,d; thirty-six million dollars; the veal J!ol'ur« llui |,«n>l.-I.IKiii». • •I 1 o-athei 1 f"'om the manner in which-tvou speak of the stage." said the young man who ads, "that you never attpni|.i to (to anything before the foot',-light--"' .-On Hi,, contrary. I try to do some- thin...- b.'fore th-v foot-lights ubout j twice a week. ••What i> it'."" i --(let clown the,- front steps of her fiitihor's residence." i In, the Cl'neraii'cal Laboratory. ••I'l-ot'essor. wlint has liec-omu of Tom Aji- pli-Um I Wasn't lie studying with tlifc cluss lust yi-ur;'' „ ••Ah. ye*. Applu+twa—poor fellow. stnidonU but a-lisuuit iniiidod in Ihn T<K»lt The jMK»i ancienfr, the most pictuf- sMttHhe idost interesting pile) the wortd- stands half a mile front London Bridge, commanding tha Thames h'om St. Saviour's creek to St.- Olft-ve's wharf, and is tertown as th<* to\ver of London. Tfte very natwe of tJiis- w-oaVJeritil building- sugges-ts a thousand 1 drttitias, says Hwrper'8 Yming People: It is a palace,-» court, a) hall o!'cottheil or A state pHson as- tho fancy chores to make-it. Its very walls- speak with human interest and every- inch of the moos-ive structure is Identified with humour life. Its> existence- began before-history itself took definite shape. A part of ifr was a Saxon strottg- is mentioned in Saxon chronicles. The remains of a; Roman wall may still be traced near its foundations, which, many writers insist- have existed since the time of Ccesttr: The plan of the-building in its present form was commenced by William' the Conqueror. As it surpassos-all other edifices itv interest, so its antiquity dwarfs them* into comparative insignificance. With its 800 years of historic life' and its years of- traditional fame;- it may be said to bo a part of all we< know, and a part of what We- are. The historic pride of other famous- buildings pales before this grimi old. battlement. The oldest place in Europe—the' west front of tho burg in Vienna—dates from the time of Henry III- The old Louvre was commenced! in the reign of Henry VIII, and the 1 Tuillories in tho time of Elizabeth. Versailles had no existence before 1 the time of the civil war in England, and its site was a swamp and a wil-- do mess. The wonderful Escurial be* longs to tho seventh century, andi the beautiful Sans Souci the pride of German emperors, was erected as- late sis the eighteenth century. Tho Kremlin of Moscow arid the- doge's palace in Venice can date only to the fourteenth century, and the 1 oldest, part of |the Vatican was commenced by the man whose • name it hears—Borgia. The Seraglio in, Stamboul was built by Mahomet II,and tho Serai of Jerusalem'Was erected under the dominion of the Turks. The palaces of such ancient- names• as Athens. Cairo and Teheran are but modern inventions. Within the vaults of this ancient pile many a book was written. There the accomplished duke of- Orleans wrote his charming "-Poesies."' 'hero Sir Walter Raleigh wrote hia •Historic of the World." There Cliot produced his "Monarchy ol Alan." and 1'enn his "No Cross iS'o Crown." Upon its stones men and women have engraved tho thoughts which burned within their souls, and every chamber tells a story of human experience. The mighty structura seems to echo with, human ambition. and glory, love and hate, hope and despair. Tragedy and comedy walk, hand ;iu- hand through its corridors. England's history is there, and with i< much of the history of the world. Cranmor and Latimer and Ridley speak to us from its walls; Lady Jane Cray. Annie, Holey n and ElixabetU haunt, us at every turn, and Raleigh and W.valt and Sir Thomas More have stamped the very stones with. Uiu impress of their own lofty, diynitv. (ireat in history, tho tower is alss great, in literature. It colors the thoughts of Bacon and tho inspiru-, turn "of Shakespeare, and the oua Htrncture in the world which seems- to have, gathered into itself the great' stream of human experience is. the tower in London. u-rc uhi'iiiluijls- very. the C'i'ilini.'. JSotu ••Yi-g," ••Tlitit's him." "I'm not; siu'pr 'Iloni'would makes •Hint it;" A tine use of ilisi-oloratiou on his t 111! t> -.-3iA •»,....«•• .,,. 1 It. value seven hundred million do-1 bus, as shown by the report of the auditor 1 always thought mark if he K ot " Extravaifance ••H-s-s-li!"" exclaimoil il" 1 nnarohist. -There UB spies unions us." ••You ilou'tsay so!" •-Let us talk only of the weather •'Unit how do you know we are wntfhert! -Wee tlu*ttn»uu who just entered;'' '-Yes.' 1 .. "H-a- is an uristowut—a capitalist. -How do you know;" ••BY bis oxtrnvasiuuw. He 1>1< 1WS >". i!on,ni (M Uis k>eur instead ot waiting for i iu, settle-." _ A Modern Sappho ill --Have you seen Fuller's plsiy, of state, which is seventeen hiiudrtHi j Bt te8y ' dollars for each •Love's triett a nine luriuiHg » »•» »- — --- keeping around the far one near tlic leuoei, »»< l *- ""» r±S' i an ^ oi'ir What we'll have t'o do I Tho executioner then hits the hoi. IJent accrued, and for its payment igoods. chattels. implements, and .block were sei/ed and sold, until Dick Ashland, sick at heart, and de- «bpairing of success at home, went to sock fortune iu a freer and less iron- 'licarted country. Fortune did not, ssmilu very broadly on Ashland, even -when ho reached the vast prairios. Uc worked ha.-d. but year after year pas-ed on, and lie was not much the richer. Ho was hard-witted and «,hrcwd withal, and in days g-one by, :Lo dabbled «, little in coal and iron:s,tone mining. When, "built a hut far up the mountain, and livocl there year in and year out iu .stubborn loneliness. Ce .rge Maclauc, like others beside him, came to the | cimclusion that Dick Ashland was , 4ike themselves, hunting lor that j •' with which, according 1 cautiously. an oyo on it is to pick out enough to show that tho stuff is theer all right, and then 1 will have t.) ride to Fort we oven you Bent and get Captain McAtTerty to send a squad of soldiers hore. All these cut throats will light shy of Uncle Sam's uniform, though shall have uo little trouble then." . „ ••Whore's thodilliculty in all Herbert asked. ••No difh'culty," Ashland replied, ••if we only keep our heads clear, therefore, he i and our nerves stiff. But theer are 11 ! over hii)f-a-clo/cn stations between hero and Fort Bent, and if. at any of these, so much as a breath got abroad of what we ai-e about, neither I nor you would live to see the end of it. Ho again turned and looked a sharp cut with a whip, and whim he jumps up pnlis sharply and strongly on the halter strap. Thu horso'strikes head iirst, with the entire weight on his neck. The fall is invariably fatal. tie i\ne*v Hi» Hoy- Orator—Where else will you fintt in ono spot such products as marbie, iron, clay, chalk, copper, lead, sla'.o, glucose, fruits of all kinds, hemp, ilax, and all manner of grains. J Man iu the Audience—Iu my boy'a pocket. The state debt is only two million do Huns-,. «*"' less than live dollars per capita. The product of gold, and copper of Colorado 1S!W was *80,218,8B7. The value of the maiH'ilacttireU -.voduct of the state is not obtainable i...f f,. y the- city Hum loviy . Hilvci", lead for the yeuv tor publication here, but for, the t-ity No." •The denouement is great. l -A lover K^s a kiss from his Huston ui-ee.'' •'Overcomes her scruple*, eh; ••Ho: ilwguUes himself as the Blarney oi Ucnvar -Hone it is more millions of dollars annually.. Petroleum is a staple product of Mabel— What makes you think you are a Christian? Well, Ubt nig lit wheo Fred euuwked me tuvaed tp Ww the er Colorado, and the production is on y limited by the demand.. Hewntly natural gas has been discovered, the pressure indicating tb« presence oU •n-i-atev volume than ha* ever been found in the United States. The bortici'-ltural and vegetable products of Colo«ido exceed iu point A Chill for Reggie. She You know. Reggie. Hint girls being cnlleil by the uunies of Bowers uow. anil my sister suggested tbat 1 should be culled 'Thistle. Koggio~Oh, yes, Isee: because you so sharp- , ... She- No, no: she saw it donkey loved me. HJJU- was because- * A Question of Hats. "Mary, ilo you Hunk the work is tyo, bard for you here!" Mary—"No, ma'am. ••Theu why a,v*> you leaving! It s the style o£ bats you buy —-•"•' of quantity per aero that of any other | aon *ti 0 pV\yjj»l r u noue o't '6m. KM^rf^^Si; p »S .jta-sraSE that they find a market in the cities ot Whi.-li. Every instructor at Chantauqna 1 is. oiiniriid to lill out a paper answer- ng a number of nec:essary and un- ici-essary questions.. One yoar there vas a remarkably handsome- male number of tlui faculty in, whom, all .he. girl students wero much interested. "Is ho marriedi or unnuir- rind':" 1 liecame an all-absorbing question. Finally some- of thorn,had.the :ourago to approach, the-coHego sec- rotary and ask if Ihc files migjifcbc looked over. And thero- tho- hand-. some ' professor, anticipating,, perhaps, some such investigation* had recorded his-matrimonial pretension! us fallows:. "Married, av single:'—Yes." His Ol>.ie«tii»ii. 1'ork Hiitcher—Sir,- have you any fault to find with that sausageV Customer—Yes; the- ends. ai'Q not: quite liking. ••Why, every sausage has-got twc ends'." •Ti'iio enough, but this, ono has. them.too near together.— Uirsohher- ger T.ageblatt. _ I'iukluil Olive*. The pickled olives of trade a,ra put up very canefully by the paekeus.. They must first be picked by hand several weeks before they are niii- tuiied. After- being picked they are stee-pod in eaaist.ic sotUi and water. 'Ifhey are soaked and pickled in. i»riua fitw several days- Sun, .loUnsiuK'i* Woe. i'arson Whangttoodle Buxte-r— Can't you quit dat howl'm'. Dttt't gwiu to bring yo-ur wife back to, Hid again. Sam Johnslus— I knows dat. pur- ,11. it' dat was v 0 -^ 01 '*",^ ya«. _«-'<• I'd keep, uiy »no,u[ sUut. — Tex*s Siti- iugs.. _J_ Hev Suki^ll |.''eet, lie, in eou3terna,ti6iv-4.o%uiie do\va with my lult weight da 'yoar t(» un4 must have hurt you L terribly?" She, at all. My shaes ava a

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