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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 2, 1899
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TEE DB8 MOUSTE8: ALGONA IOWA, WEBNE8DAY AtlGtTST 2, DICK RODNEY; ? " _ „ . „, An Eton Boy,,. BY JAMBft GRANT. CHAPTER XXX.—(Continued.) Whoever afnong us had done this was guilty of wanton malice and trea- eon to the rest of his friends—for friends we hoped we were, as well as brothers In misfortune. We also examined the mutilated bread bag. In the side thereof was a clean slash a foot in length, made by Borne sharp instrument, and by this aperture the biscuits had been abstracted by some one who had inserted his hands through the fragile wall of our hut, which, as I have stated, was composed only of turf and branches. The theft had been committed In the night, but by whom? Was the thief one of ourselves? The eyes of eacL seemed to ask the hateful question of the others, and to repel their Inquiring glances; but soon after three of our missing biscuits were discovered by Tom Lambourne, lying a few yards apart among the long grass, as If the abstractor had dropped them during a hasty flight toward the woods or the Devil's Mountain. "In addition to ourselves there Is some one else on this island," exclaimed Hislop, emphatically, "and this accounts for the loss of the studding-sail boom; and without delay, this someone else must be discovered." , We dreaded lest savages might be concealed in some o£ the caverns or woods, and that they might come upon us in the night and slay all, or that they might make off with or destroy the long boat, our most valuable possession. It was at once resolved that one of our number (to be regularly relieved) should remain In it day and night, armed with the hatchet, our only weapon, and that he should be well flogged if ho- slept or neglected the double duty of watching the hut and .boat, which were close by each other. CHAPTER XXXI. j ..The Mystery Increases. An immediate search was resolved upon. Lots were cast for the one who was to remain behind to guard our property and the duty fell upon me. Armed with the boat stretchers, or •with clubs which they had carefully selected and cut from the trees, Hislop-departed with all my companions; and after proceeding over the grassy plain, they soon disappeared in the woods that covered all the lower slope of the great mountain. I cannot describe the sensations of loneliness that came over me on finding myself for the first time single, alone, and left entirely to my own reflections and resources. The carpenter's hatchet was my only weapon; and armed with It I sat on a grassy slope midway between the hut and sea gazing anxiously inland, listening for any passing sound; but all remained still, save the chafing of the waves on one hand, and the loud buzz of tropical insect life in the thickets or among the long grass on the other. What, I asked myself, if .savages were actually lurking in the woods, and, on seeing that all my companions were gone, they should come tumultuously down upon the hut and boat? I would at cnce become their victim. Or what would be my fate if my friends fell Into an ambush, or perished in detail? Could any human beings be lurking in the two adjacent isles? was my next surmise. We had never seen anything alive them—not even wild goats or boars, and if there were other inhabitants, the steepness of the rocks, which rose sheer from the water, and the fury of the surf that rolled between, forbade any attempt to cross. t- So in such painful surmises, and in watching, I passed the most of day alone, /f| In the afternoon, one by one, all my /'Shipmates returned to our little head- on the shore, weary and ,ded—torn by briers and brambles In e thickets—and all had the same e to tell. They had seen and heard if nothing save wild boars, wild goats d sea birds. Hislop now directed that one of our lumber should guard the hut by night, ,nd a second the boat, with orders to tail each other in this fashion: Boat, ahoy!" vj/'Hut, ahoy!" This was to insure a watchful look- but with all these precautions, and necessary though they were, feeling of security, and even of nee on each other, was gone for time. occurrences excited the 1m .atlon of our companions, some of who watched the hut and boat night asserted that when all our aave themselves, were safely and asleep, something like the of a very tail man had appeared i instant on the bluffs that over- the sea, between them and the •nligbt. t of this mysterious personage, if existed anywhere, except in the Drained imagination of a lonely tight watcher, we could discover r*ce during the day. .e night, when Francis Prpbart Ne4 Pwlton were on watch, a )ikf the distant report of a pistol ¥*• was heard by them, and at the same nstant both saw a flock of petrels and storm finches rise up In the moon- ight from the face of the bluff, where y revolved above the breakers, like a swarm of knats In a sunbeam. So if Ned and the carpenter were mistaken in the sound, the birds were also roused and alarmed. Mark Hislop ridiculed their story.but was considerably bewildered, and so were we all when two days afterward a seaman named Hugh Chute, when rambling in the woods, found one of our goats, which we knew by the fragment of rope still tied round ts neck, lying dead, with a bullet in its throat. He brought it to the hut, where the wound was cut open and the bullet extracted. It was small, and had evidently been flred from a pistol; this event caused the most exciting specu- atlons, amid which the carcass was hastily burled, as none of us would eat of it. What or who could this person be? were the prevailing questions; and what was his reason for concealing himself from us, In the thick woods of the Island? In the thorough exploration of the latter, caused by these episodes, our people fortunately^ discovered a fine grove of banana trees, and returned laden with their yellow and luscious fruit. At the same time Tattooed Tom found some letters "In a foreign lingo," as he said, cut on the face of a steep rock, overhanging the river, which formed the cascade at the beach. To this rock he conducted Hislop and me the next day, and after tearing aside some masses of creepers and scraping off a rich coating of moss, we found this old legend on the smoothed face of the basalt: "El Noble Caballero, D. Alphonso de Albuquerque; A. D. 1506. Rvgven a Dios por el." "The year of the discovery of the island!" said Hislop. "Have other eyes ever seen this inscription since?" added I. "It is very doubtful. This Alphonso also discovered the Albuquerque Kays, as he named the three Islets which lie off the Mosquito shore In the Caribbean sea." Hislop copied the inscription in to his notebook, and just as we turned to leave the spot a large stone, about sixty pounds in weight, came crashing down the cliff, hurled, apparently, from Its summit, and, if so, by no inexpert hand, for it struck the rock of the legend within a foot of where Hislop stood, and was shivered into a hundred pieces, covering him over with dust. Had it struck him Instead, he had been slain and mangled on the spot. Had a fragment broken any of his limbs, in how miserable a plight would he have been on that desolate island, without proper shelter or surgical aid? Looking up to the summit of the cliff, which was about a hundred and fifty feet in height, I perceived among the dense fringe of wild gourds.shrubs, leaves and plantain trees, then waving in the wind, something like a human face, that, after peering over at us, was suddenly withdrawn. "That stone was never dislodged, either by goats or by accident," said Hislop; "there is not a vestige of clay upon the fragments—besides, all the face of the cliff Is smooth and solid rock!" "And It Is the only place we did not overhaul yesterday, Master Hislop," said Tom Lambourne. "Then there must be the thief of our biscuits—of our goats " "Of our stun'sall boom and my old guernsey. Let us have all hands turned up for a hunt again," exclaimed Tom. I now mentioned what I had seen. "A man!—do you think it was. a man's head?" , "I can not be certain, Hislop," said I; "it s-emed a face of some kind, and a very hairj one, too." "It might be an old'pumpkin," suggested Tom, in his matter-of-fact way. "Or a goat—at all events, it could not have been a baboon!" said I, "No, no; there is no such animal hereabouts, Master Rodney," replied Tom. "Man or monkey, goat or devil, we'll overhaul the place this very afternoon," exclaimed Hislop, with Increas ing energy, and anger; "but first we shall return with all expedition to the hut. CHAPTER XXXII. The Mystery Solved. All day the air had been unusually sultry and breathlessly hot, even for the tropics at that season; but when the sun sank westward, when the air became cooler, and the shadows of the island, with its wooded.bluff and towering blue mountain, across the slope of which the light gossamer clouds lay floating, half-way up, were thrown far eastward over that lonely sea which no keel seemed ever to furrow, we prepared for a further exploration, or, as Hugh Chute said, "to overhaul ere cliff from truck to keelson." and Carlson w«re dispatched to its base, by the way of the river bank, and to where the cascade poured over the rocks, waking the solemn echoes of the otherwise silent ravine. Their instructions were to station themselves near the rocks which bore the Spanish legend—to keep a sharp lookout on the face of the cliff and all the way up to the grove of banana trees that grew on its summit Billy the cabin boy Was left in charge of the hut and boat, while Hislop, with the rest of us advanced toward the cliff, up the sloping bank of which —Its only accessible point—we proceeded to climb. It was, or is (twelve months can make no change) a hundred and fifty feet in height, as I have stated, rising sharply up from the side of the great mountain, and Is covered by a jungle of wild shrubs that must ha've been growing there since the days of the deluge. The creepers with gummy branches, the sharp serrated grass, the yellow gourd vines, the wild tendrils and plants of which we knew neither the names nor the nature, were there Interwoven as closely as a herring net, to the depth of seven or eight feet from their roots. Amid this jungle the hum of tho myriads of great Insects which we roused and dislodged was deafening; while the black clouds of gad-flies and cockroaches were very bewildering, and, to say the least, annoying. We floundered and fell as we waded through this sea of leaves and verdure; but rose and scrambled on again, pausing ever and anon, breathless and exhausted, to sit and fan ourselves, or to aid In pulling each other out of this jungly network, for It resembled that Which sprang by magic spell around the palace of the sleeping beauty In the old fairy tale to baffle all intrud^ ers for a hundred years. Hislop, who had not yet recovered his strength, was among the first to give in, and declare, when half, way_ up, that "fie could climb no further! 1 '" Two or three took advantage of this admission to remain with him for a time; but I, refreshed by a ripe banana which had fallen from the trees at the top, and which I found Just at hand, pushed on, and being lighter than any of my companions, got ahead of them all. After half an hour's severe toil, during which my hands and knee,s were lacerated and torn by sharp blades of gigantic grass, and by the gummy creepers to which one's very flesh adhered at times, I reached at last the banana trees, the foliage of which waved like a gigantic plume on the summit of this isolated rock. The banana rises with a stem which is about six or seven inches In diameter at the root, and from thence tapers upward to the height of eighteen or twenty feet, to where the leaves spring like a bright green tuft, broad, wavy, feathery, and drooping, as those of the palm do. I uttered a shout—an "lo poean!"— to my companions, announcing that I had gained the summit before them, and armed with my only weapon, the teak-wood spear, pushed my way forward between the smooth stems of the bananas, till I reached the abrupt brow of the cliff, from the verge of which I saw, far down below, the bright blue stream that rose on the slopes of the great mountain, running through the heart of the isle and glittering in the setting sun among groves and ravines, to where it poured in foam upon the white sandy beach, and mingled with the mighty Southern sea. I saw also the figures of Chute and Carltou, as they stood near the rock which bore the inscription, but they could neither distinguish me nor hear my shout, which gave fresh ardor to those whom I had left half-way down, and who now resumed their ascent. (To be continued.) Labor Troubles Caused Little Inter* ruption of Business. CLEARING-HOUSE PAYMENTS, Record for July Shown an Increased Advance Over the Same Month Last Year—Greatly Increased Receipts of Wheat—The Week's Failures. A HISTORICAL ANCHOR. That of the Cumberland Now on the \V. B. fllaof. If the port anchor of the American ship W. H. Macy, now lying at Green street wharf, could talk it might unfold some wonderful yarns. The big but ungraceful mud hook swinging over the ship's bow was once suspend- 1 ed through the hawse pipe of the United States frigate Cumberland, When it was made nobody now seems to know, but it Is more than likely that it began its career of usefulness with the launching of the Cumberland. It was on the Cumberland In 1861 when the war broke out and probably when the frigate disappeared under the waters of Hampton Roads. Between that day and the time that the Macy was launched, which occurred about fifteen years ago, the history of the Cumberland's anchor is unknown, "Old Cumberland," as the sailors call the big anchor, weighs about five tons, which is nearly twice as much as the average anchor used by sailing craft. The stock is sixteen feet long and of solid oak, which is as sound today as when it rested on the deck of the Cumberland. The ring, through which the cable passes, Is large enough*to admit the passage of the body of a full-grown man, and the nukes are just three and a half feet wide. The only signs of the anchor's past now visible is the name U... 3. S. Cumberland stamped into the iron. Some of the letters are almost obliterated, but there is enough, left to identify the anchor. New York, July 31.—R. O. Dun & Co., in their weekly review of trade, say. "There is certainly room for some decrease when, the volume of payments through the clearing-house in July is 47.2 per cent larger than last year and 59.6 per cent larger than in 1892, the best of all previous years. So great an advance would warrant expectation of some setback under ordinary circumstances. But Interruption of business by labor troubles of all sorts has been less than in any other July for years. "Nor is the movement of products hampered. Western wheat receipts In July have been 18,863,826 bushels, against 7,309,333 bushels last year, to 'date, and corn 20,485,251, against 9,173,355 last year. Exports of wheat from both coasts were 9,939,220 bushels, flour included, against 8,833,193 last year. Corn exports also continue surprising—11,684,521 bushels for the month thus far, against 6,676,063 last year. "Manufacturers have been buying much wool, it is stated, but less the last week, although many are taking Sample bales. Qoods are In fair de- mana, but no further change in prices is mentioned. .Sales In four weeks have been 46/?79,66b pounds, of which 38,954,800 were domestic. "Failures for yie week have been 151 in the fruited States, against 225 last year, and 20 in Canada, against 26 last year." Bradstreet's says: "Special activity In the Iron and steel Industry is reported at Chicago, where heavy advances have been made in finished products, and numerous shipments are reported. "The cereal markets note little change in price, but trade opinion seems to favor steady demand and few fluctuations, In view of admittedly large necessary takings by foreigners." ; Well Along |a Tears. "Isn't Belle's husband old enough to be her fattier?" "Her father! Why, my dear, he's old enough to be a captain in the United States navy!"—Phil, adelphia North American. Mme. Melba, when a girl in Australia, learned to be a good horsewoman, an acquirement which she has religiously fcept up ever Siftce. DYNAMITE IS AGAIN USED, Renewal of Violence lit the Cleveland Street Car Strike. Cleveland, Ohio, July 31.—A car returning from Euclid Beach park was blown up by dynamite while returning to the city about 11 o'clock Friday night. The explosion took place a short distance north of the Lake Shore railroad, about two miles east of the city limits. The front »truck was demolished and the floor of the car shattered. There were no passengers on board and the motorman and conductor escaped without Injury. This event is likely to delay the departure of the troops, which Adjt.- Oen. Axline had said would begin next iMonday. Mayor Farley, though, holds that the troops are here under his authority and that they will remain here until he feels that they can be dispensed with. He declares that he ia to be the Judge as to when the troops are not wanted. There have been several controversies between him and Adjt.-Qen. Axline over this question, but the mayor refuses to discuss the difficulty for publication. Chicago Tloaril of Trade. Chicago, July 28.—The following table shows the range of quotations on the Board of Trade today: —Closing- Low. July28.July27. Articles- Wheat— July . Sept. . Dec, . Corn— High. •70V6 ? ,71% .73 ,69% ,70% ,72 .70% ? .69% .71% .70% .73 .72% Sept. .. Dec. .. Oats- July .. Sept. .. May .. fcork— left. V. Oct. .. Lard— July .. Sept. .. Oct.. .31% .31% .30% .23% .19% .21% 8.80 8.92% 8.95 ,31% .31% .31% ,31% .31% .31% ,29% ,30% .29%. .23 .23% .23% .19% .19% ,19y 4 .21% .21% ,21% Gold Standard for India. London, July 31.—A dispatch from George Hamilton, secretary of state for India, to Baron Curzon, the Indian viceroy, announces that the government has decided to adopt the. report of the Indian currency committee and that the policy of keeping the Indian mints closed to the unrestricted coinage of silver will be maintained. The dispatch further says that the British sovereign will be made a legal tender in and the current coin of India; that the mints will be opened to the unrestricted coinage of gold, and that the permanent exchange value of the rupee will be 1 shilling 4 pence. Three Drowned In the Ohio. Evansville, Ind., July 31.—Three people ended their lives in the Ohio river in front of this city Friday.night. They are: MATTINGLY, AUG-UST, 17 years of age. CHEANEY, MISS PEARL, 14 years of age. ONAN, MISS MARION, aged 20, of Henderson, Ky. • The young people, in company with John Cheaney, William Cheaney and Miss Teresa Onan, went skiff riding and were caught in the rapids in front of the mail line wharfboat and their skiff capsized. Mr. ITanna to Drop Business, Cleveland, Ohio, July 31.—Senator Marcus A, Hanna, according to a business associate, is to retire from aetiv* business and devote his time to poll- 1 tics. This statement was made when confirmation was being given to the announcement of the sale of the ore mines and lake vessels of M. A. Hanna & Co. to the National Steel company. Great Bicycle Trust Formed. Indianapolis, Ind., July 31.—President Smith of the Indiana Bicycle company has given out the details of the new bicycle and automobile combine. The capitalization Is $40,000,000, and forty-two bicycle plants have been absorbed at a cost of $31,000,000, leaving $9,000,000 for working capital and to force out competition. Pojie Leo Dictates Terms. London, July 31.—The Rome correspondent of the Daily Mail says the pope will refuse to arbitrate the Haytl- San Domingo frontier dispute unless both sides will give him full liberty of action and bind themselves to accept his decision without question. To Be Taken from Carolines. Manila, July 31.—In compliance with an order received from Madrid, the Spanish transport Alva will proceed from Manila immediately to the Caroline islands, In order to repatriate the garrison and inhabitants of those islands. Jeffries' Forfeit Money Posted. New York, July 31;—All the forfeit for the proposed heavy-weight championship battle between James J. Jeffries and Thomas Sharkey ia now in the hands of Al Smith, the stakeholder, Sharkey's money was posted several weeks ago. Death of Uuzumu Blanco, Paris, July 31.—Guzman Blanco, o*» prescient of Vene?uela, is 4e&4« 5.47% 5.50 Short Ribs- July .. 5.15 Sept. .. 5.20 Oct. .. 5.25 8.80 8.80 8.80 8.90 8.82% 8.95 5.40 5.40 5.37% 5.45 6.42% 5.50 8.65 8.75 8.77% 5.27% 5.35' 5.40 5.15 5.10 5.15 5.15 5.05 5.17% 5.10 5.22% 5.12% Want to Re-Enlist. Washington, July 31.—The lie is given to the published statements that the Oregon volunteers, who recently returned from Manila, were disgusted with their treatment in the Philippines and would not return under any circumstances, in a telegram to the adjutant general of the army from Lieut.- Col. Plummer, who Is engaged in organizing the regiment at Vancouver barracks, Washington. Col. Plummer says that a number of the Oregon men desire to re-enllat for service in the Philippines and have expressed the intention to do so if the war department will permit them to see their families before returning to the army. Excited Over the Lynching. Naples, July 31.—The Neapolitan press has gone hysterical over the lynching of Italian subjects at Tallulah, La. All the papers call loudly on the government to press its claim against the United States, and some of them go so far as to charge the American government with encouraging the lynching of foreigners, trusting to the want of jurisdiction on the part of the federal authorities as a means of escape from responsibility. It u In by Storm In Akron, Iowa. Sioux City, Iowa, July 31.— Five Inches of ra.ln fell in ten minutes during a cloudburst at Akron, Iowa, twenty miles from here, last night. This Is one-sixth of the annual rainfall of the region. The wagon bridge across the Sioux river was destroyed and 'damage was done to growing crops, At Clear Lake, Deuel county, S. D., a nail and wind storm destroyed standing grain, and 25,000 bushels of wheat are a total loss. Mormon Captlvea Got Away, Jackson, Ga., July 31.— The three Mormon elders who were taken away from the home of William Cunnard at Newton Factory, in Jasper county, Wednesday night escaped from the mob while crossing a creek in that county and are now safe near Jackson. They are suffering from many bruises and injuries sustained in a fight with their captors. May Capture Tom Ketchura. Austin, Texas, July 31.— Adjt.-Gen. Thomas Scurry has received information that a posse of four state rangers are in close pursuit of Tom Ketchum, the notorious bandit who led the band of outlaws In the robbery of the Fort Worth & Denver railroad passenger train near Folsom, N. M., a few days ago. Progress of Kullatment. Washington, July 31.— Recruiting returns show that 616 men enllated Thursday for service ln > the Philippines. This Increases the total strength of the volunteer force to 6,647 men. The Thirty-first infantry, at Fort Thomas, Ky., ' has 1,192 men, being snort 117 of its full strength. Australian Melbourne, July 31.— The returns of the Victorian referendum on the question of Australian federation show a vote of W§,W4'»!in> favor and 9,605 against thelme^juj^.,,. , The vote In Tasmania shows 13,800 in favor and 800 against. World's W. 0. T. p. IPpO Convention. New York, July 39.— The fifth blen> n:i*l convention of ^he World's W, C. •T. u., u Ja announced, wijl meet ULTIMATE r*Af E Of CHICAGO* She Sta* Become a Victim of fcak« Michigan's tr&terl. The old story of the subsidence ot the shores of the southwestern portion of the chain of great lakes has been revived and this time with a show of real evidence, says the American Architect. According to Prof. Gilbert, in the report of the geological survey, ttc« tual measurements show that within the last forty years the average level of the water has fallen on Lake Ontario, as compared with the shore, two or three inches, while it has risen about as much at Chicago and Milwaukee. According to Prof. Gilbert, the greatest subsidence is along a line tun- ning from northeast to southwest, or about twenty-seven degrees west of south, and passing nearly through Chicago. As Chicago is built on low land, anything like serious subsidence is an important matter; and, although It will .probably be 200 or 300 years before any part of the city Is submerged, the inhabitants of the Chicago of six generations hence are not likely to be any more fond of cold water than the present ones, and there are indications that subsidence has gone on Irregularly, so that a sudden movement might have disastrous consequences. Another peculiar result of the change of level will be, in the course of years, to throw the water of the lakes toward the Mississippi, Already the streams which flow Into the western part of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, although tolerably swift In their upper bourses, are nearly stagnant at their mouths, to the backing uo^ the lake' . water Into them, a,od, In the low cqun^ try about Chicago^ the cQ^Unuance of the movement will, "in course, of time,' lend the water of Lake Michigan through the tfhtcago river Into ^he W$*. sissippl. Prof. Gilbert thinks that at th^e ^resent rate 500 or GOO yea/s wilj^ elapse- before the lake water, In time of freshet, will find Its way in that direction. In 1,500 years the flow will be constant, and in 2,000 years the CnP cago river and the Niaraga will carry equal volumes of water. In 3,500 all the water of the lakes will flow Into' the Mississippi and the Niagara river will be dry. RAILROAD TROUBLES IN CUBA. Things Which Shako Up One's Anatomy and One's Feelings^ When one wishes to leave Havana by rail to see something of the real Cuba —say, to take a trip to Plnar del Rio or to Clenfuegos— he must get up very early, says Harper's Weekly. The through trains leave at 6 o'clock in the morning. I asked the chief engineer ot the railroad to Pinar del Rio why so early a start was made for a town only 10 miles away, and he said it was so as to get back the same day. The American traveler Is not only likely to grumble when he is compelled to hurry to the staition In the thick gloom of the early morning, but when he reaches the station and finds that he must pay about 5 cents a mile in gold,' and from 7 to 8 cents a mile In Spanish silver, to ride in the back-breaking cars known as first-class carriages, and that for an ordinary trunk he must pay about half fare, he Is inclined to scoff at the primitive mode of travel, and long for the luxury of the stage coach journeying on a western mountain road. The amazing amount of computation by the ticket agent be-' fore he sells a ticket, the smoky lamps, the three preliminary toolings by the engine before the train starts, the final ringing of a bell by the baggagemaster as a signal that the train is really go- Ing.the crowded condition of the aisles; choked with luggage for which the passengers do not care to pay toll, and every man In the train, from the conductor down to the barefooted brakeman, smoking tobacco of varying degrees of excellence— -all this is likely to weary the American traveler used to the luxury of Pullman cars. A few hard Jolts soon after the train leaves the station bring up to the Imagination the prospect of a miserable trip, and one is Inclined at the very outset to rail at the crudities of travel by cars in the island of Cuba, Haunted Grave of British Officer. In Abu Hamed, in the Soudan, Is the grave of a British officer which has the reputation among the tribes of the Soudan of being haunted, It la the resting place of Major Sidney of the duke of Cornwall's light infantry, and Bey in the Egyptian army, who was shot while charging at the head of his regiment, the Tenth Soudanese, in' the battle of Abu Hamed, August 7; 1897. The natives are convinced, that it is watched regularly every night by the ghosts of the native soldiers who were killed at Abu Hamed, and wjjo mount guard over their dead commander's tomb, challenging, with every military detail, all passers-by, So implicitly is this legend credited by. the blacks that none of them will, after dusk, approach the grave. Any one doing so is believed to be promptly halted by a phantom sentry, and even. •the words (in Arabic) "Guard, turn out!" are often plainly heard distance off across the desert, Paraphrasing the Te»t. Marian, 4 years old, is a cunning little Mount Vernon girl, who attends the Methodist Sunday school. Not Kmg since the golden text of toe week chanced to be the verse from Matthew commencing "IM your light so shine." When Sunday oajg§ Jha. little mala trotted off tp older brat the J900,

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