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% s 1845, A Family Newspaper:--Devoted to Local and General Intelligence, Agriculture and Advertising.--Indepondent on all Subjects.--Subscription, One Dollar per Annum, in Advance, 1898 VOL. 52, 1, 1S9S. 3.1; to deal in "·^-·"·-- VAJ' W exclusively in the future, we begin today closing cut nt cost for tlio spot onsn, CM,. "KS.KKAL M E R C H A N D I S E DEPARTAlJils'T. \Vc need the two buildings entirely for our H A R D W A R E BUSINESS, to fbtublish .1 iir*t-cl:iss one. 'We Imvc u Wjj l i n e of Dry Giunis, an i.cwuacl desirable, viz: Muslins, Culico. Fliuinc!^, Tick Giiighmn. Tuble .Linen, Dress Goods, Laclii-s Vests, Hose, Corset;. A c : Men's Undur-hii-t-. Draworp, Hose, Suspender?, Collars. Neckties, Gloves, niul urticlcs too MI- uicruus to mention. ~\\'e call especial attention lo IHI STOCK OF SHDUB V for Gouts, Lndie* and Children, including :i brand new line of Allmilt !c ilci.it,v's Fine blioes for Ladies, Misses und Babies. "We Inive u big lot of in sues 35, 3(. :ind 37, and we sell them ut less than COST. Also C h i n «, Glass, Tin mid Enamel Ware. Cemc and see us and he'p us to establish u lirst-cla-s · HARDWARE STORE IN DENTON-, --r-liKVO a jiood one now, but will have n better one in the spring. We h ino assonment of HEATING and UOOK .STOVES. In oook stoves 1 Bibb's, Shcp'piird's and Lmbrnndt, McDowell Co.'s jjoods, nnd ar.; sivc agents tor these, manufacture!;-in Denton. \Ve will sell you a N ik Stove as low as $10.50, and Heiitcrs as low as i'J.23. l"or f 'il. wc w "l not be undersold by anyone. uye we o.v- o. S -~i*t Brothers.. - 'TON, M A R Y L A N D . ...dries Street, SRBSCE. CoSTtNENTAL N A T I O N A L BASK, OK A S . C O N S I G N M E N T S S O L I C i T E D . THOJMA8~H. MITCHELLT f, MANUFACTURER OF f oors, Blinds, Mouldings, Brackets, Newels, i Hand Rails, Cabinet Mantels, Balusters, Etc. /.'.imates Promptly Furnished on all kinds of liuikliug Material. $ H. EVANS COMPANY, AND PRODUCE COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 5; Tilarylacd Pouches nnd Sweet Potatoes. fflE'S RAILROAD CO,! Chester River Steamboat Comp'y BALTO.FERRYI westward. fivo M. '3 IS BALTISLOKE TO QUEENST'N. Arrive A. M. 1050 Leave. A. M. 820 Arrv. P. M. 9 00 Lcav. P.M. 630 Division. ·avc. r M . 850 f 8 o S f 3 0 7 0 10 fl 2S 9 SI 0 37 .9 41 !)30 .1002 1012 1017 ;023 J03'3 ULU ;OJ8 1054 il 15 n 24 1130 ; M. STATIONS. Queenstown Blooiiiingdnlc Wye Mi'ils Wii.loiighby Qneuii A nno lliilsboro Downcs Tuckalioe IDcnton Eobbs Iliukmau Adnmsvillii Blanuhard Greenwood Owcnb Banning Deputy Ellcndnlc Wolfe Milton A r r i v e A. il. 8 15 f 8 10 f 8 04 f 7 OS 7-30 f 7 4 8 7 41 f 742 7 35 7 2 G 7 17 1713 f 7 0 8 J 00 f 052 f G 4 8 f C 44 G 3 S f 626 G 20 A. M. Arrv. P. M. 5 15 f 5 0 7 4 58 461 439 4 36 4 30 f 4 27 4 18 4 0 G 355 f 3 40 f 3 43 333 t ' 3 2 l t'3 17 f 3 1 2 305 f 2 5 2 245 P. M. · CONNECTIONS. 4 lets at Queen Auuc withj.be Dclu- . sr'Cliesapcake Raihvny from Easton Or'ord, ill 7.50 n. m , for Queenstown Fall and Winter Schedule. Beginning November 1st, 1897, the steamer E m m n A. Ford, will lenvc Chestertown nt 8 a. m , Mond.iV, Wednesday and Friday, stopping at llolph's, Ujoker's. Quaker Npck, Bogie's, Queenstown nnd Kent Island. Leiive Baltimore 10.30a.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Sntiii-dny for same landings. Steamer Gratitude will leave Centrc- ville 8 n. m., Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, stopping at the landings on CorsiOix river, Jackson's Creek a m i - R o c k llilll. Tjcavu Baltimore 10.30 a. m., Monday. Wednesday and Friday lor thu same landings, B@?"v9pcciiil t r i p to liock Hall and return on Satin-day's only. Leave Baltimore 3 p. m , Leave Hock 5.15 p. in. GEO. WAKFIKLD, President, J. E. T AIT LOU, General Agent DELAWARE AND CHESAPEAKE ..,,.--s a; Greenwood with Delaware \f\ o f t b e Philadelphia. "Wilmington "inore "Unilrond fi,r Kcaford, Del mar, ·y, and points soutlCat 10.33ja, m., 11 tho fiunc points, 5 - nt 3.33 p. in., ton, Quceiictwon and Baltimore,1 ' eels at .Ellcndale with the Dela. ilaryland Virginia Kailroad, nt «; in." for Georgetown, Lewes, Hefa Bench nnd Ocean City, and from points, at 3,05 p.,iu., for brcenwoocl, in, Queenstown and Baltimore. /TROX'KL. · C. C. W.VLLKB, ?n.-.Manager. Gen. Fr't Puss. Agt. i '_ ' * ITf! .Should send nt once for Spociiil I v'Premiuin List. Just issued. 1U \Watches, Printing Presses, Air ;s, and indiij' valuable arti- nre to be given nway. N. Y. ger, Ledger Building, N. Y. "BJ'K. EMORY ^ co. (KMOKY NKAVITT.) ,~ \ · · --GENERAL-MISSION MERCHANTS, LIGHT STKEET, Mail. PRE. A.'M. P. M . 6 45 1 40 6 55 1 50 708 2 0 7 718 217 7 24 2 :4 7 31 2 33 7 42 2 43 '7 52 2 54 8 03 3 04 810 311 817 3 18 8 23 3 24 Oxford, Trappe, Easton, Chapol, Cordovu, SOUTH. Mail. Pas. A. M. P. M. 11 53 7 47 1142 7 3 7 11 21 7 20 11 12 7 08 11 04 7 02 826 327 . Hartley, 836 337 Kenton, 8 45 ' 3 4G Clayton A. M. P. M. Queen A n n e , 10 54 G 55 Rid gel y, 1044 6 4G Greensboro 10 34 G 3G Goldsboro, 1024 C 2(1 Hemltrson, 10 10 G 19 Marydel, 1008 6 1 2 Slaughters, -. 1000 G O G 957 G 04 9 4 8 6 6 6 9 38 5 47 A. M. 1'. M. Connect at Clay ton with Deb. ware Division of P. W . B . R . I t . H. F. K E N N E Y , General Sup'l. J. B. IIuTCilltfsox, General Marmgcr. R L. JIoLi.uiAY. Superintendent. /{ 'For Sale, · tncl lot in Den ton, occupied at ·V Mr. C. H. ·VYhitby. lias rc- -p.iinted.nnd put in good or- lio sold,at low price !br cash, fis to accommodate purchaser. ^ ,T. PJLINY FISHER, f - ,,--'· Dcnton, Md. W. B. DUNNOOK,. 1020 Druid Hill Ave.. ''Baltimore, Md. Sale," .'arm of -100- acres;, e.ood buildings' »f"good qunlity and well, located on / road; one mile frojii Dentoh, rjiil- .lepot and - steambonl 'wharf; good convenient to churches;., scliools Po»iflB»ion givferivl898. Ap - Fall -OF-NEW AND SEASONABLE OC3DS H.T.NUTTLEBRO'S A ryde rsonto wp. Ladies' Coats and Capes, "Wo linvejn.it received a hlrgc stock of Ladies' :ml ChiLli-on'-i Coats m»l w h i f l i we arc oflVi-'nig at I'XTRlS LOW 3'KICKS. Millinery, A full liiio of M i l l i n e r y Goods, Drcs? Ti-ii:!iiii;s, Druids, Fancy Silks, Velvets lVc., to please all. Miss £JKWV:I.L, an experienced t r i m m e r from JJnltimore, will have charge a^ain. Dress Goods, "\Veai-eofluring SPECIAL INDUCE- JlENTcj in IJrots Goods, in styles, quality and prices, h a v i n g bought u large stoek before tho ndv:incct in woolen sjoods. You will also find u large l i n e of Blankets, from oO cents .1 pair up. Men's and Hoys' K K A ] ) Y - M A D E CLOTHING, Overcoats, Ca.J«, Hat*, JSoots and Shoes, ·Ictc l i n e of A l l n u t t , Moody i ami Children's Hue Shoes at 'MUCKS. ·vture. of F u r n i t u r e in SuiU in Poplar EK A FIRST EDITION COPY OF LOVELACE. l!c n y jji irrols'c'ii pe 1 -, f »'·· |wr vur'l. I'ortlieaski-ij--, \vo ran:l }oii, Ji-'-J oJ: nil cli:;r"cs, 01: · new Colti.uil I si-put C'ntnlo'-iie -which Mi'Mva a l l jr r "»is in lii'joi-i'a; U culoi J. Yi.il OTi imilio yoi:r selection Q3 wJI fs if y.fi were hero ctthe r. 1 I, i.nii t.i"0 fro i 53 to 8'J per ccut, pi lie yoi: n ) j M y i n s your li ea.1 doa'.cr. j - f you vi--'i qu ill y fianr, ILS ot f, s n'l So. i i b'.ii n]'-. , ^ -.'also ' ilouiio i I ]· i i i ult ires £ tT^ £i L.'5O2i, 37iS, MD. Plcdso lacntio:: lira paper. feler line D A I L Y STEAMERS FOR Great Choptank, Trappe and Tuckalioe Rivers, "We have est Sow in » Maoi at $19.50 aiid gu nra n tec o i c i _ , to give perfect satisfaction. Vonr patnmago solicited, No trouble to show (roo'Ts. · II. T. 3S UTTLE BllO., Andcrsontown, Md. 7J 3XTCJHO E=l J. H. BENJEG, - - 'PRORIETOR, UALTIJtORK, M A R Y L A N D . ,j Buck's lintel--Renovated with nil Modern Appliance. SI Per Jay. Special Kates to Permanent BoarclcM. Card passing the door connect with all parts of the city. b bv tho Dav 01 Wook. 1898, THE SUN, 1898, BALTIMORE, MD. The Paper of the People, Vor'tho People and with Hie People. Honcfl in Motive. Fearless in Expression. Sound in Principle. U n s w e r v i n g in Its Allegiance to Kiglit Theories and Kiglit Pi-.ietices. T i t u S u x PiililisliCB All the News All the Time, but it does not allow its columns to be degraded by unclean; immoral or purely scnntional inutler. Ediloiially, THK Sus Is tlie Consistent nnd U n c h a n g i n g C h a m p i o n and Defender of Popular Kiglits nnd Interest's ngainst political machines ,tnd monopolies of every c'hiMiieter. I n d e p e n d e n t in nil things, extreme in none. It is for good government and 15001! order." Uy mail Fifty Cents a month. Six Dollars n \c\\r. Baltimore, Chesapeake Atlantic R A I L W A Y COMPANY. BALTIMORE, THIRD HAVEN AHD G23AT CHOPTANZ RIV3E SOUTS. --AGESCV FOR THE-HONEST JOHN" TRUSS. Tbe only one Unit retiebes the right apot, und that is comfortable nnd stays in place while at work. Cull, or write. R. J. COLSTON; «pr21-3ino. Hidgoly, M d . THE BALTIMORE WEEKLY SUN. Tin: W K K K L v S u x Publishes ixll tlic News of e.xch week, g i v i n g complete accounts of all e v e n t s of interest throughout the world. TUK W E E K L Y Sux is unsurpassed us an A G R I C U L T U R A L PAVKK. It is cditett by writers of practical experience, who Know w h a t farming means .and what farmers wint in an nijrieultural journal. It t'-'ontiiins rugulnr icporls of the work of thu A g r i c u l t u r a l experiment stations throughout the country, of the proceedings of farmer*' clubs and institutes, and the diseu-sion of new methods and ideas in ngriciiltiire. Its Market 1U- porls, Poultry Department and ·Vetttrin- iry column are piirticiilnrly vnlinblc · to country roiulcrs. Every issuo contains Stories, Poems, Household und Puzzle Columns, :t variety of interesting and selected instructive mnttur ami other features, which make it a welcome visitor in city and country homes uliKc. One Ddllur n -ye.ir. I n d u c e m e n t s to getters-lip of clubs for iho W E K K L Y Sux. llolh the Daily mi/1 Weekly bun mailed free of posture in the United States, Cnn- adn and Mexico Payments invariably in advance. Addiess A. S. A B U L L COMPANY, Publidheis nnd Proprietors, Is your Home, Furniture, Grain, Live Stock, or other Property Insured Against Loss by FIREOR LIGHTNING? If not, if you will apply to one of the Agents of the OF DOVER, DEL. you can oltain insurance at low rates. The Company is Mutual, and yon'will only pay wbsitthc insurance costs, as tiny amount in ExcessofCost Willbe Returned ia Dividends or at termination of policy. \VM.- DENNY, Secretary. tt. -PLUMMEU, Agont, J. B.-PLETOHEK. , "- Greensboro. Pretton. For Winter Holidays AND FESTIVALS Yon can buy the best Citrou, Rai- sius, Apples, Lemons, Bananas, Nuts, Figs, Oranges, and other tropical F r u i t s , a n d Fine Cakosaud Con- ft'ctiouery-- FOUR LBS. CANDY FOR 25 CTS. AT H. J. COHEE'S SEW STORE, IN EAST DENTON. Grocery Department is filling- up w i t h fresh goods, and the prices are lowest. For instance: GOOD COFFEE, 11 CTS. Country Produce, including grain, taken in exchange for goods. Wanted, A good cook, who will be expected to lodge in bouse: good wages. Apply to J. U. VAN GKSEL, Dcnton, Md. Subscribe for ; the JOURNAL. On and sifter JHIU-M-V l-l. 1P07. s t o a n - crs will lenve Pier 5 Light Street \Vh:irf daily except Sundays tit 7 p. i n . , for O\ford, Trapjio, Cambridge, «"l':iin cp'ir' , Scetvtary, C'hn-k's, Cliiiphiiil;, Llnyd's, Dover Bridge, Kingstmi. Mccarty c, J.in- oy's, Todd's, Uowiics", Tm\OiV, W i i l i t i t o M , Tiirknhoc Urklgc, Rcf-c's. Poward's, Covey's, Hiilsbnro nnd Queen A n n e . A r r i v i n g ;it Oxford vhc following niom- 'ng in time for eoiiiiocjuii with ilio U.-ln- .-·ire Chesapeake li. J!., nnd at Cani- dire with the Ciimbridgo A- Scnf'nrtl K. II. ·'ling will Iciu'c HilUhovo, iioii- ' · v s , "\Vcdneschivs, Tliursdaji: '0 ;. ni.; Covey's 10.30; ton 1 p. m.; GiMiey'f ; 'i£;st(iu 2.10; Dover .30; Jridj; ;iarR 4.15; -1: 8.3Q ,t:diute 'l\ t!io nd Oxford 10. s-iopi- undings, a r r i v i n g in I' - ollowing m o r n i n g s . Steamer leiives' IJillfclniro S u n d i i i s nt C. i.'.; Howard's, 1 a. m.; "\Villi-to:i, S a. n.; Medforii's ( ( J l m p t a n k ) lO.JJOa. ni.;Cnin- jridgc 12 :50; Tt^ppc L J-3 p. m.: Oxford i p. in., a r r i v i n g fn U u l t i m o r c .it 8,30 p. n. Sundays. Freight received untiU r gi. m. daily for ill landings. E. E. AVK EELER, Ageftf, PierO Light St., BivltimoVC. K 15. COIIKK,, Airenl nt Willisu-n. The niag!ii(icentule-w!)celirm stc-n.n'rt Vvulou and ,loppu w i l l leave d.i i \ lliTiintulv cxt-ept ^ n t i i r d n y , r.s follows: Dcnton, \'2 in. E. K '.Market. 3 30 jyford's, Oyster Shell Point, iVilliston, Caiubridgo, 0 p in. L'wo John's, Kirl»y's, .'urkcy Creek,! Oxford, vingston, Hellcvr.e. )over 13ridi;e, Double M i l l ? , " Is'iind, Eiibtou, 9 ol j). in. Wfudy Hill, Oxford, 10.30 p. in. optiink, Tilsjliiunn's Island. \V right's, A r r i v i n g in Bull!mire nt about 5 o'clwk ic\t morning. R e t u r n i n g , tlic steamers w i l l lo.ive Hal- iinore from Pi(;r 4 Light St. "Wharl, :it 7 j'clock p. in., d a i l y , except S u n d a y , for till )oints named, and n r r i v i n g i n l Kastou aboul i.OO a. in.; Oxford, 3 15 a. m.; Ciimbi-idgc, 0.00 ft. m.; East New M.irkct, 7.00 a. m.. ind Dcnton sit.ll o'clock a. m. Connections at Enstoi,, Oxford and Cnus- iridge with railronds for all points. Freight taken nt low rates and c a r o l u l l y inndled. Griiin bnjjs furnished mid grain delivered at elevators. For further i n f o r m a t i o n apply to W TIIO MSON T. il U U I) 0 C K, Gen'l Man. A j j f i i t J. SAAVYEll AVtLSON, . I K , Freight A g e n t , '241 South Street, " SO'J Light St. linltiniorc, Jliuylund. Z. T. HUTCIIINSOS. Apnnt lit Dcntui'. Examiners' Notice, The undersigned, h a v i n g been a p p o i n t by the county uoin:ii:.-io:i»r3 l Car i- line county to e x a m i n e and lay down :i new county road in tho Jiightli K l e c t i i n District of Caroline county, h o g i n n i n g nt Fowling Creek W h a r f , nnd r u n n i n g thro' the lands t «.f C. It. Todd, Walter Todd and C. M. Pepper, u n t i l it intersect tins road frnni \Villifltiii to fowling Creek, opposite C. II. Tod'l's gate, .ind to run down the old lane between W niter Todd and C. M. Peppei, hci'cl give notice t h a t they will meet it the s:iul point o.' beginning ou S A T U R D A Y , J A N U A K Y 29, 1898. at 9 o'clock a. in , for the pnrpinc of executing llicir coiniuissimi. The e unty sin vevor will please sittcnd without further notice. AVIU.IA1I1F. D K K N . W I L L I A M V. L I D E M . F R A N C I S S.TODDj December 25, ISO". Kx.innnors. Stockholders' Meeting, Stockholders of The Alliimrc Prs'-erv ing Company nru hereby notitied t h a t llic a n n u a l meeting \ \ i l l be held at the oll'n-e of said Company, TUKSDA1", - J A X U A K Y 18th, 1808, between tho hours of 10 o'clock a. m. nnd '2 o'clock p. in., tu olcct superintendent mid board ol direc tors for the eiisirng yo.ir, and t!ic transaction of other important business \V. A. WILSON, I'rc--. U. AV.1IYNSON, Soc'y. Farms Wanted, Have purchasers ready for clmnp fii Anyone desiring to sell, send particular and lowont price to I I E V E K I N COTT1CH. 20!) S. (th, P h l l n , Money to Loan, Sl'1,000 to loan on first mortgage. AVILMEU K M O U l r , Altorn6y, 1020 St. Paul St., Uiiltiniorc, Md. [Lriiisli museum ruicling room.] 'i'l-.o jcllow half light i-liiiios uitlnn On many a bulky qnm\ ^Yitll0^lt tlie pavements roar with din Ami ruuli w i t h oo/.o nnil iniio. Sold lit a bookshop called tlio Gun, Tl'iit stond in Ivio lane, The pa^o boloro me, soiled and dun, E\li!ilos both joy and pniii.. Brooding u;ion thoso ti-ov.blous times In moir Iiowiti'linif! wise I s.-c from out tho courtly rhymes Tho sweet Ijiieastn riso. The brow no griuf lins writ upon, Tlio ^:i ion eyes siiiwtiro, And alt tlio winsomo {jrace that won The poet cavalier. Tho voico--lint holdl What voice ia that? 'Tis Sylvia's, I aver I A beauty "' a Bond street hsxt Who bogb i«o go with her. Who jould withstand that tender touch, Those glances that implore; Dick Lovulace, thouHli I love theo much. Forsoolh, I lovo her morel --Clinton Scollard In Critic. A DAKOTA HEKO. "Well, Jim, I don't know what yon intend to do in the matter, but 1 gncss it's timo to strike." "Strike what?" returned his companion, rather surlily. "Look here," replied Eric, getting up from tho table where he liad cu eating a scanty meal of bread and green tea, "you know well enough what I mean. That fellow has cumbered this claim of Peters long enough. Many's the talk yon and I have had about it, and wo agreed that if Peters didn't come back from Ontario mighty quick aiid make his title good wo yrouMfl't be \'jii oil' any longer. Peters is simply a speculator. He doesn't intend to settle, and he has put this oW man Jacobs on his place to hood- \vink the government. Besides, xvbat good is Jacobs on it anyway? Peters is doing far too well at his trade ever to come back. Moreover, yon may bet your bottom dollar on is--if we don't grab it, some one else will. But what's the use of talking to you? Whenever there's anything to be done you've no more go in you than an old mule." At this outburst Jim exclaimed, Somewhat angrily: "Well, I suppose it's got to be done. It's a disagreeable job anyway, and I never relished it. Peters is a fool or he might know that sooner or later some one would be sure to jump his claim, and, as for Jacobs, 1 don't care a camllo end for him. He's a silent, sully dog, nothing ueiglibovlike about him, and everlastingly nrowl- in-- round the prairie searching for ciriim t'Oriier posts wlm.'a don't exist. But if you're for acting we'd better get the thing over this very afternoon and have dono with it." This conversation took place in a small shan.'y in the state of Dakota. Both speakers were strong, heavily built and endowed with that endurance which comes to those inured to one of the ;o!dest climates in the world. It was .January, and tho mairio was covered with Know 3 feet deep, savo where the cutting wind had swept it into deeper hillocks, frozen hard enough to bear a horse and rider's weiglif^The prospect from the .small window of the shack was not inviting, the monotonous level of the plain being broken here and thero only by a few stunted willows and young poplars. -Not a house or sign of life was visible, except t h a t now and then the still, sharp air was disturbed by a whirring circlet of snowbirds, sure forerunners in that region of n storm. Above, the afternoon Eim shono brilliantly without imparting tlTe" slightest heat, and as its rays fell through tho window they lighted up the small, miserable room where Jim Wade and Eric Edson sat, the only contents of which were a large poplar wood bedstead, .No. 8 cooking stove, with lids badly cracked, threo chairs, an iron pot and a badly battered teakettle. Having delivered himself of the above speech, Jim knocked the ashes ov.t of his pipe and as he passed out of tho door to saw more wood said: "1 guess you'd better hurry up, Eric, and saddle the mules, It will be as umcli as we can manage to got there and back before dark." Thus enjoined, Eric, chuckling to think ho had at last screwed up Jim to the sticking point, hurried ont to the log fctablo behind the shanty, and hastily saddling the mules the two men rode off. They had about a mile and a halt' to ride along a track rondoi'iitl smooth and beaten by the daily tramp of their mules to water. A quarter of a mile from where thny lei't lliih trail they would come to another shanty similar to thoir own. roughly built of two layers ol' slabs w i t h tar paper between, TvluM'O lived, or ratliur existed, the Jiiitn Jacobs lie had been there some six months now, wsis old and feeble ;i!il apparently w i t h o u t money. He luiM'd M)i!H potatoes for his own u^i 1 aiid kept a lew liens in an nn- diTgrmuid licnhoiise. which after liii'mitf toil he lia.l dug out. Peters, \vlio owned the plaru, was- working :it hih tni'lf of blacksmith down in Oiuano, and it was generally sup- IPJM.-II t h a t lii 1 kept Jacobs supplied in groccricij on condition he would live on the place and keep off grab- b F ' I P Edson had long coveted this 160 acres- which comprised Peters' homestead. But there was a certain uy written code of honor in the district which opposed, on principle, thu jumping at-others' claims, and tins had made Wadi ' ' "^"t seixiug it. Edseu, ! such scruples. Hi he waited till the clisappeai-anco of the snow and the spring immigration he would lose his chance. He accordingly resolved to turn the old mail out neck and crop at once, whose existence he had already burdened with continual threats. No word was spoken between the two men ;is they rode ou in Indian file. The air, which had been intensely cold and still all clay, began to grow warmer. At the same time an occasional gust of wind threw a cloud of line snow against the mules' feet and then died away as quickly as it had come. It was getting dark, and increasing their pace they soon arrived nt Jacobs' shanty. But the old man, who was standing outside splitting firewood, had seen thorn coming a long way off, their mount- eel figures standing boldly outlined against an ominous bank of clouds which the setting sun was now staining to a lurid red. Eric, making Jim a sign to hold his tongue, hailed the old man tuns: "How long before Peters comes biick, Jacobs?" "That I cannot just say for certain." "I suppose you know that bo has already been off his place more than six months right along?" "Ayo, I guess maybe he has." "I suppose, then, yon know tint Peters has forfeited his place under the homestead act?" "Well, as to that, I can't say. I'm here to hold it for him, being, you sec, a kind of chum, and Iguesb he's as good a right to it na any one, seeing he'sclone hniivoveiacijtaon it."' v "That doesn't count for nothing unless he lives on it," retorted Edsen, "and, besides, - iny pal here" (pointing to Jim, who, with sheepish face, was beating his niitts together to keep the blood circulating), "wants this place, and lie's going to have it, so you'd better t u r n out inside of 2-i hours, or we'll · make the place too hot to hold you. Do yon hear?" "Aye, I hear you, Eric Etlsen," replied the old man, his eyes kindling, and grasping his as a trifle more firmly. "You've threatened before now, but I'm here still, and if you want the claim you'll have to take it by force over my dead body, Cor I swore to my chum that I'd hold it, and I'll keep my oath if I die for it." "We'll see about that," hissed Edsen through his teeth. "We'll burn you out, shack and all, bundle of useless bones that you are, if you're not out of here by this time tomorrow." Then be called to J i m : "Come on. It's waste of time talking. Looks as if wo were in for a baddish night, and our flour all but out 1 hope Serge will get back from Grand Forks tomorrow or we'll be in a tight fix." Wheeling his mule, and turning in tho Mexican saddle to shake his fist at the old man, ho shouted back, "1'vo \varnod you square enough; this time tomorrow," and both putting their imiles into a gallop they rapidly disappeared in the fast falling darkness. old man slowly gathered up bis wood in little bundles and carried them in, shut his door tight, replenished the stovo and sat down. So this waa the mid of it all, he sad- 1}' thought, the end of all tho lonely lifo he had led. Tomorrow ho would huvo to fight for his home, perhaps his life, or abandon everything. He rapidly considered. Prom the look of the sky, one of Dakota's terrible blizzards was threatening. If he decided to leave, he would have to tramp live miles to reach tho nearest shelter; his clothing was poor, quite inadequate for such a journoy even in cahn weather, much less in a storm. There was uo trail; tho temperature was 25 degrees below aero, but then, if ho dare not venture out, neither dare they; the coming storm would keep them nt Lome too. This-: slight gleam of hope encouraged him. Ho rose and opened the door, but a I'uriouti gust drove him in again. The sun had now sunk and the hunk of clouds had rapidly spread eastward. Mechanically he looked at his wood pile Thank God, he had enough, at any rate, and lots of flour too He couldn't freeze or starve as long a:- he t-.taid where he Wits. He qnii-kly shut the door, threw on some rod willow to raito a hot tire and inside himself a strong brew of tea Outside the wind was steadily rising It ceased to come in gusts now. but howled ominously round the old shack, now and again lifting and rattling the r.iggert edges of loose tar paper on the roof. The old man, sitting and musing by ths Btove, suddenly started, and m uttered to himself excitedly, "Aye, aye, that's what he said, you bet yotir life, and he'll never got through in timo." The strong tea seemed to iuvigor- nto him. His eyes flashed, he could see the solution of his trouble, find there would be no need to move a stop either. Just lot things alono. Why not? It would bo absurd to do anything else. What else? He laughed aloud. There was nothing else, ho repented to himself, as if ho found comfort in it. Taking his blankets, he spread them on his camp bed, and, cramming the fire box of the stove, lay down. But he did not sleep. Long practice had enabled him to do no more than doze. He knew he must keep the stove alight if he was to keep himself alive, lying still in i that wretched shack. All night the "·"d in violence, and was literally blotted out. The blizzard had come. During all that day tlio old man kept close, never even going outside to saw wood He had enough cut for 24 hours; perhaps the weather would moderate then. He shuddered at the thought of what moderate weather might briny for him, and drew closer still to the small, miserable stove. The clock on the wall seemed to him to tick monotonously on: "What then? What then? What then?" Hy closed his cars to shut it out, but htill he could hear its diabolical insinuation eating into his very soul Toward night the storm reached its height. It had already raged 36 hours, and. the old man smiled to himself as be reflected that more than 2-J hours had already gone since the threat had been made. Ho passed another restless night, and with break of dawn looked out. The storm ivasi evidently moderating, but tho cold was becoming more intense. Through that morning he walked up and down incessantly, as if irresolute from some great and terrible inward struggle. At last, seizing a bag. lie hastily threw into it a lot of Hour and a hunch of pork, tied it around his body with rope, then wrapping his blankets round him be strapped them firmly on, incased his hands in his well worn buckskin mitts and as .though not daring to weaken his resolve by waiting swiftly opened and closed bis door and vanished in the gradually It was 1 in the afternoon. Dtiring all this time Edson and Wade had waited in vain for Serge's return from Grand Forks. Either he had not started, fearing the storm, or if he had started he was by this time assuredly lost. Their flour had been out now two days, they had not even a pinch of tobacco, and the cold, from insufficient banking outside, penetrated the unevenly laid floor. Selfish as Edsen's nature ivas, his one redeeming trait was his affection for Jim, and when he saw him now lying oil' the bed, abandoning all hope with the burning cold and want of food, his distress was .great. Stealing quietly to a sbelf, he took down a large crust, his own share of their final meal, which he had kept as a last resource, stinting himself if happily he might save his friend. He moistened this now in snow water i\nd held it to Jim's lips, trying to force him to take it and encouraging him in every way i,~. Iceop up his pluok, as the storm was clearing off- smd help would, come. Glancing at the clock ho saw it was close on 2 As ho turned to (support Jim, who wns becoming unconscious, he thought he heard a crunching t-oiind outside the door as of n heavy body on the snow. He listened. The same s-ouud again, and this timo a - low moan. Erie tore open the door, only to see, not five yards off, a huddled form crawling ou hands and feet. It was not ten seconds and Eric had the form inside and the door closed. He shook the powdered snow from the blanketed figure, which lay silent and quite still. He looked into the face and an awful cry broke from his lips which brought Jim to his feet. Gently now Eric loosened the sack from the body and chafed the helpless hands with snow. They ivere frozen hard as stones. The figure muttered something, and Erie.stoop- ing down, heard those words, "Not -- far -- now -- warmer -- warmer. " The words died on the trembling lips, the true brown eyes opened wido in a vacant stare, the head fell back. He was dead, and nothing wns now heard but the vain sobbing of the two land grabbers in the shack and over it the wail of tho dying blizzard chanting the hero's dirge. --St. Louis Globe-Democrat. i-LED ON A MATTRESS. The Experience of ft Chicago Mam aV il»e · Great Fire, '· J'ustico John K. Prindivjvie had the experience of bein^- carried through the city on a mattress, as at the time of the ftre he was unable to walk. The Prindiville residence stood, in the days "before the fire, at the intersection of Chicago avenue and State street. It was a spacious house, in the center of a large yard, and was in what was then the most fashionable residence district of Chicago. A fall in a gymnasium some threo weeks before the fire had left Justice Prindiville n cripple for the time being, and he was confined to his bed. "Late Sunday night a friend ot the family came to the house," said, the justice, "and called my father to one side, telling him that the city was burning np. My six brothers told me as soon as they were dressed * not to worry, as there were^enon?' of them to caro for me. I assur' them I was not fretting, and wli* they made preparations to move n; to a place of safety I, from my sic! room window, could see the .refle tion of the fire, then just heginnii to get under way on the South Sid Father sent one of tho boys · Wright's livery barn, at State ai Kinzie streets, where our hors- were kept, to get them and-the cai riages, which he intended-fp-uaeii moving _my_ jtBO{ie ill, and myself as well erty he could save. ; ···*'·' " "It so happened, " continued Jus tice Pi-indiville, "that Wright's bar was the first building to b.urn on th North Side. When it was learue by the other boys that our horst wore gone, one of them went oi and in gome manner got posseesib of an old express wagon. I don know how he did it, but I have a ways thought he must have turnc burglar for the nonce, as vehicles « all descriptions were then at'a-pr miurn. They started to cqfr^» out 01 the house on a mattress. T? front door was too narrow, and thv had to improvise a stretcher fronc sheet. I remember- thafe-iLjvasji at daylight Monday morningTSni was calmly smoking my pipo. TJ annoyed father, who told me td si smoking, for fear I would -set ~\ house ou fire. Four hours afterwa the whole building was a smolderi mass of rubbish. . - -- 4' "Three of the brothers pullca wagon, for want of a v " was taken t'- *" Btrer* ludian 1'rofcssional Dyers. The number o£ professional dyers in India is fast diminishing. Aniline dyes and cheap European goods aro killing their trade. They are being compelled to turn their attention to new handicrafts, just as French competition and tho vagaries of fashion caused the ribbon makers of Coventry to seek a new livelihood in the manufacture of bicycles. Aniline dyes have made every man his own dyer. Formerly the complicated processes by which indigenous dyes were prepared made the dyer a specialist. Nowadays anybody can dissolve the chemical powders sent out from Europe and color his own clothes. Tho aniline dyes are more brilliant, and, to the native, they have the superlative merit of cheapness. They are not so fast, and they laok tho delicacy of color which, judging by the specimens annexed to the monograph, distinguish the Indian dyes, but their gaudiuess makes them more popular and eo the fate of the native dyer is scaled. Silk dyeing, cotton dyeing, and carpet dyeing are all declining. The fault, it should be added, is to some extent due to the conservatism of the native dyers themselves. They persistently adhere to their crude) methods of preparing their dyes, and show a lamentable lack of ingenuity in preparing now designs.--Bengal Government Report. Indisputable. "I don't know about the feasibility of tho single tax." "Why, man, it covers the whole ground."--Indianapolis Journal. hours I tossed auu. of that wagon, unable iv, a steady stream of excited a. inany cases frantic people poured past me, seeking shelter in Lincoln park. Many of them put things into the wagon and asked me to watch thorn. One man had three' dish pans, and another some valuable oil paint- " ings. A woman rail by, I distinctly · remember, with a big billy goat " clasped in her arms, and a little girl _ , left a cat in my charge. All the - : property I threw out of the wagon, but I kept the cat. . ' ' Some w hero one of the boys hired a truck with a team, got my mother and came where I was and took us to St. Joseph's hospital. We were -/ left there, and the boys and father hurried baok to save nil they could' from the house. They took the family silverware and other valuables^ to tho beach at Lincoln park and buried them in the sand. As far as we have been able to learn up to the , present time, the property is Btill in tho sand. "Late Monday night it was feared on all sides that the fire would come as far north as the hospital. The sceno in the institution when the sick aiid injured learned of the new fear I will never forget. Mother and I were not worried, for we knew father and the boys would come for us, but the friendless and poor patients were in a frenzy of fear, many of thorn giving up to despair. Prayers and curses were mingled, and more than one unfortunate, unable to help himself, tried to crawl away. · . - , "Father did come for us, and we-'. 1 /'. . were taken to the home of friends' t on Warren avenue, out of thepathf of the fire. The hospital was not burned, but tho excitement there I will always remember." -- Chicago r News. tMickgcra and Benton. I The groat statesman, Thomas H.[ Benton, when a young man was a famous brawler. Benton's brother, in 1813 had a difficulty with General Carroll. General Jackgon, General Coffee and another friend on one side and the Benton brothers on the other met in a tavern at Nashville,' and the Ben ton-Carroll fight being, the subject of conversation, soon led to another, in which Jackson was Shot and Thomas Benton pitched headlong down stairs. This, how-ever, did not seriously interfere with; | the strong friendship between Jack-'j son and Ben ton. Too Great a Rtok. '' J "1 wouldn't wear my hair down over my ears for anything." · , "Don't you ndiniro the fashionf," "Yes, but suppose some mun " should propose and I didn't hear him?"--Chicago Record. One Klud of Klondike. '' ' Jack--That Miss Beverly,to whom. I bowed just Aow, is a regular Klon-, flike. , ' .}' ' ! Tom--That so5 Eichf .-.Jack--Yes. Also cold sj distant -Chicago News. - . " NEWSPAPER -IWSPAPKR!

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