Denton Journal from Denton, Maryland on January 8, 1898 · Page 1
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Denton, Maryland
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1845. A Family Newspapsr:--Devoted to Local and General Intelligence, Agriculture and Advertising.--Independent on all Subjeots.--Subscription, One Dollar per Annum, in Advance. 1898 . 62, 8, 1S9S INTO, 12, to deal in H Alt D WAKE cvclusivcly in the futuve, we begin to- da closing out nt cost for the -pot cash, our G E N E R A L M EU01I A' DISK DEPARTMENT. We need the two buildings entirely for H A R D W A R E BUSINESS, as -no \\isli to establish a iirst-class one. We Imve a big line of Dry Good*, nil and desirable, via: Muslins, Culico. Flannels, Tick Gingham. Table Linen, Dress Goodi, Ladies Vests, Hose, Corset-, e ; Men's Undciliirt-, Dnuvtrs, llose, Suspenders Collins, Nec'kties, Glove*, and urticlc= too m- inerous to mention. AVe call especial attention to our STOCK OP SHOS3S for Gems, Ladies nnd Children, including n brand now l i n e of A l l m i t l Slocdj 'b Fine Shoe* for Ladies, Al issos :ind Babies. We have a big lot of in sizes 35, 36. and 37, and we sell them at loss than COST. Also China, Glass, Tin and Enamel "Ware. Come and sec us and hc'p us to establish a lir.-,t-cla;s HARDWARE STORE IN DENTON; we have a good one now, but will have a bettor one in the spring. "We h a e a fine Kssortmr-nt of H E A T I N G and UOO7C STOVES. In cook stoves u e sell Bibb's, Shoppard's and Lipbrandt, McDowell Co.'s goods, and ard e\- clusivo agents tor these mnnufjcturors in Dcnton. \Vc will sell j on a No. S Cook Stove as low as S10.30; and Heaters us low as §323. For first-cla;-, goods, we will not be undersold by anyone. Stewart Brothers, dcc2-3m. DENTON, MARYLAND. MEMBERS CORN AND FLOUR KXCHANOK. W. F. TOWER5 CO., (Successors to J. II. Coulbourn Co ) W H O L E S A L E COMMISSION M E R C H A N T S , Grir), H*Yi Live StocHt Butter, Eggs, Poultry, Potatoes, Fruit, Wool, Etc. OJETFIOK VI\'O WA itKHOTJSsJW, THE OLD STAND 123 South Charles Street, - - Baltimore, Md. CONTINENTAL N A T I O N A L B A N K , OR ANT BuSINKSS HOUSE. CONSIGNMENTS SOLICITED. THOMAS H. MITCHELL, MANUFACTURER OP Sash, Doors, Blinds, Mouldings, Brackets, Newels, Band Rails, Cabinet Mantels, Balusters, Etc. J^TEstimatos Promptly Furnished on all kinds ot Building Material. . T. H. EVANS COMPANY, FRUIT AND PRODUCE COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 214 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland, _, . (^"Fruits, and Vegetables; Maryland Peaches and Sweet Potatoes. QUEEN ANNE'S RAILROAD CO, . IBALTO.FERRYI Leav, P.M. _ 300 Arrv. P.M. - -5 SO Leave A. M. 545 Arrive A. M. 8 10 BALTIMORE TO QUEENST'N. Arrive A. M. 1058 Leave. A. M. 820 Arrv. P.M. 9 00 Loav. P.M. 0 30 Railroad Division. Leav P.M. 650 f 556 f 6 0 3 f 6 1 0 620 f C 2 2 627 f C 3 0 . 637 647 · 055 f659 T70J 711 f 7 2 0 f 7.23 ' f 7 2 7 735 f 7 4 4 750 P.M. Leave. A. M. 850 f 8 5 8 f 9 0 7 9 1C 928 9 31 937 f 9 4 1 960 1002 10 12 f 1017 f!023 1033 f 10 U { 10 48 f 1051 11 15 f l ! 2 4 11 30 A. M. STATIONS. Queen stown 13!oomin«da!o Wye Jii'.ls ·Willougliby Queen A n n e ilillsboro Downes Tnckahoe Denton Eobbs Hickman Adamsville Blanchard Greenwood Owens Banning Deputy Ellcnda'le Wolfe Milton Arrive A. il. 8.13 f 8 10 f 8 04 f 7 58 750 f 7 4 8 7 4 4 f 7 42 7 3 3 7 2 6 1 17 f 7 13 f 7 0 8 7 00 f 6 52 f C 18 f C 4 4 633 f C 26 G 2 0 A. M. Arrv. P. M. 015 f 5 0 7 458 4 51 4 3t 4 36 4 3 0 C 4 2 7 4 18 4 0 0 355 f 3 4 0 f 3 43 333 t'321 f 3 17 f 3 12 305 f 2 52 2 4 5 P.M. CONNECTIONS. · Connects at Queen Anne with tbe Delaware Chesapeake Railway from Easton and Oxford, at 7.50 a. m , for Queenstown and Baltimore. Connects at Greenwood with Delaware Division of tho Philadelphia. Wilmington Baltimore Railroad for Scaford, Dclmar, balisbury, and points south, at 10.33 a, m , ^ - and from the. same points, at 3.33 p. m., '\ for Denton, Queenotwon nnd Baltimore. , " Connects at Ellendiilc with the Dela- ·· ware, Maryland Virginia Railroad, at . 11.00 a. m., for Georgetown, Lewes, Re- '' hoboth Beach and Ocean City, and from v- those points, at f.03 p. m., for Urecnwood, ', Denton, Queenstown and Baltimore. Chester River Steamboat Corap'y Fail and Winter Schedule. Beginning Nove'nber 1st, 1807, tho steamer J£innm A. Ford, will leave Chestertown at 8 a. m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday, stopping at Rolph's, Bxikui's, Quaker Keck, Bogle's, Qucoiislown and Kent Island. Leave Baltimore 10.30 a. m , Tuesday, Thnisdnr nnd Saturday for same landings. Steamer Grfttitudo will leave Centrc- villt 8 a. m , Tuesday, Thursday and Sat in day, stopping nt the landings on Corsica river, Jaekson's Crock and Rock Hall. Loiive Baltimore 10.30 a. in., Monday. Wednesday nnd Friday for the sumo landings. BSyrfpcual trip to Rook Hall and return on Saturday's only. Leave Baltimore 3 p in , Leave Rock 5.15 p. m. GKO. WAHKIKLD, President, J. E. TAYLOR, General Agent DELAWARE AND CHESAPEAKE NORTH. Mail. Ps. A. M. P. M. 6 45 1 40 G 55 1 50 7 08 2 07 718 2 17 7 24 2 24 ·7 31 2 33 7 4 2 2 4 3 7 52 2 54 8 03 3 04 8 10 3 11 8 17 3 18 8 23 3 24 8 26 . 3 27 36 337 45 34G / \. M. P. 11. Oxford, Trappe, Easton, Chapel, Cordova, SOUTH. Mail. 1'as. A. M. P. M. 11 53 7 47 11 42 7 37 11 24 7 20 11 12 7 08 1104 702 Queen Anne, 1054 655 Ridy-oly, 10 44 6 40 Greensboro 1034 G 3( Goldsboro, 10 24 6 20 Henderson, 10 1G 619 Mnrydol, 1008 G li! Slaughters, 1000 U 00 Hartley, 9 5 7 G Oi .Kenton, 9 48 5 6G Clayton 9 38 5 47 A. M. P. M. Connect at Clayton with Delaware Division of P. W. B. R. R. H. F. K E N N E Y , General Sup't. J. B. HurcmssON, General Manager. 11. L. HOLT.IJA.Y. Superintendent 1. "W. TROXBL, C. C. WAI.LKK, : Gen. Manager. Gen. Fr't Pass. Agt. Should send at once for Special Premium List. Just issued. Watches, Printing Presses, Air .; . Rifles, and many valuable arti- '_ - cles are to be given nway. N. Y. ;· Ledger, Ledger Building, N. Y. ;; ,J. B. K. EMORY if CO. (JSMORY i NEAVITT.) ' . --GENERAI COMMISSION MERCHANTS, LIGHT STREET, For Sale, i. House and lot in Denton, occupied at fiesent by Mr. 0. H. Whitby. Has recently been painted and put in good or- Will be sold at low price for cash, I on terms to accommodate purchaser, ply to T. PLINY FISHER, Dcnton, Md. lr W. E. DUNNOCJK, 1C20 Druid Hill Ave., Bultimnrr, 31 d. For Sale. of 100 acres, good buildings 1 pod quality and well located on "",; one mile from Ionton, rail- and steamboat wharf; good to churches, schools given 1898. Ap tfiA A, R. WBIGHT, e m ' v ' Beaton, Md. If --AQESCY FOR THE-"HONEST JOHN" TRUSS, The only one that reaches the right spot, and that is comfortable and stajs in place while nt work. Call, or \yrito. R. J. COLSTON, apr2-)-3mo. Kidgrly, Md. Is'yonr Horns, Furniture, Grain, Live Stock, or otter Property IDSM ed Against Loss by FIRE OR LIGHTNING ? If not, if you will apply to one of the Agents of the OF DOVER. DEL. you can obtain insurance at low rates. The Company is Mutual, and you will only pay what the insurance costs, as any amount in ExcessofCflst fillbe Returned in Diving or at termination of policy. \O[. DENNY/Secretary. B, PLTJMMER, Agont, Greensboro. J. B. FLETCHER. " Preston. _.., ... r, SBe. perynrd. I l e n y iiiin==e]8C.iilef,-l8r. pcryanl. 1'orlliousklnv, v,o mail jou, fico of all cli:-r^cs, on · new Coloieil C.iipot Cut.ilo,-i.p, «! tliows all R-nods in ][t!,o-1.1;!. "clc-i- You c'ui mukoyour Eoluctiiji/i cs ivi.ll rs JL 5».i were hcio atllien:i I, . li« n 00 to HO per cent. p". . c y-vi n s pujn'Sf your Ircal uca'cr 1. vo-i iMs'iqinlliy samplusof K en: pet, ' isl Sc. i i Etn -i|". Wo also k; l E b i i o a x c n .ilcnt.iIOL'iiail F'liultnro, -^ D aiirncs I So d nir.Ptmis, on.-., whiuh ivo iiuul l i e u L." !'.!' Julias Wheeler Transportation Line DAILY STEAMERS FOR Great Choptank, Trapps and Tuckahoe Rivers. On and after Juiui.\rv l a t, 1S07, sleam- cis w i l l lo;i\o 1'ier j Light Street W h a i i daily except Sundays at 7 p. in., lor Oxford, Tnippe, Cambridge, Chancellor's, Sccr^tiuy. Clark \ Clioptank, Lloyd's, Do\cr Bridge, Kingston, J'eCartj's, Gune's, Todd's. Do\i lies', To\\cis', ^'illiston, Tiiekilnjc JJriclgo, loose's, Cowaid's, Covey's, Ilillboro and Queen Anne. A i r i v i n j j ut O \ f u d the following morning HI time !oi eonneotion with the Dela- \vnre ChcbiipcnliC R. R., and nt Cambridge w ith the (J.mibi idge Sealbrd R. R. Returning w i l l leave llillsboro, Alon- days, Tuosdiijs, "Wednesdays, Thursday and Fridays ,it 10 a. in.; Covey's 10.30; Coward's 11, "\VilIiston 1 p. in.; Ganoy's 1.30, jlcCrtrl/v'= '2, KHilton 2.13; Dover Bridge 2 dO;" Medfoid's (Choptank) 4; Cl.irfc's 4.15, Cambudge 7; Tnippe 8.30 rtiid Oxford'lO, stopping at intermediate landings, n r u v i n g in Baltimore curly the following mornings. Steamer leaves JJillsboro Sundays at G n. in ; Coward's, 7 a. m ; "\Villiston, 8 a. m.; Bedford's (ChoptanlO 10.30a. in.;Cambridge 12 .50; Tt.ippe 1.4-3 p. m.; Ovford 3 p. m., arriving in Baltimore ,it 8.30 p. m. Sundays. Freight received until G p. in. daily for all landings. "·E. E. W H E E L E R , Agent, Pioro Light St., Baltimore [3 15. CimBE. Arcn1. at "\Yiliiston. Baltimore, Chesapeake § Atlantic R A I L W A Y COMPANY. BALTIMORE, THIED HAVEN AND GREAT CKOPTAKK RIVS8 EOUTE. ThenmijiiilieenUide-whee 1 iron steamers Av.-ilon and Joppa w i l l leave d u i l j o\'o;it S.ituidiiy, as follows: K. N. Market,3.30 Ojstei-Shell Point, Ciimbiulge, C p in. Kirbj's, CKfowl, Hellevuu, DouLle Mills, Eastern, 9 30 p. m. 0.\f.ini, 10.30 p. m. Tilghman's Islniid. Dcnton, 12 in. TJV ford's, WilliFlon, Two John's, Turkey Creek,| Kingston, Dover J5ridi;e, Hog Island, W i n d y Hill, "Jhopt ink, Wright's, Arm ing in BiilLunoic at about 5 o'clock ne'it m o r n i n g lie-turning, tlio stcnmers will leave ]nl- tn.iorr from Pior 4 .Light St. Y Imrf, at 7 o'clock p m., daily, except Sunday, for all points named, find u r i i v i n g i n t Easton about 3.00 a. m ; Oxford, 3.45 a. in.; Cambridge, (i.OO a. m ; East New Market, 7.00 a. m.. and Dcnton at 11 o'clock a. in. Connections nt Kastoii, Oxford and Cambridge \uth inilto.ids for nil points. Freight taken nt low r.ites and carefully handled. Grain bags furnished and grain delivered at elevators. For further infoiination apply to THOMSON T. M U H D O C K , Geu'l Man. Agent, J. S A W V K K WILSON, JR., ' . I'Voight Agent, 241 South Stioet, 302 Light St. Baltimore, Maryland. Z. T IIuTciiJjxSON. Ac-cut at Dcnton. For Winter Holidays A N D FESTIVALS You CC\D buy the best Citron, Raisins, Apples, Lemons, Bauanus, N u t s , Firs, Oranges, und other tiopical t'ruits,and Fine Cakcsnnd Con- feel ion cry-- POURLBS. CANDY FOR 23 GTS., AT M. J, COHEE'S NEW STORE, IN EAST DKUTON. Grocery D e p a r t m e n t is filling up with fresh goods, ami the prices are lowest. Foi instance: GOOD COFFEE, H CTS. Country Produce, including grain, taken in exchange for goods. Farms Wanted. Have purchasers ready for cheap farms. Anyone desiring to sell, send paiticulars and"lowest price lo IIKVKRO COTTKR. 209 S. Gib, Phila. Stockholders' Meeting. Stockholder of The Alliance Preserving Company aro hereby notilled that the an mini meeting will be held at the olllco of s,siid Conip»."y. T U E S D A Y , JAN- TJAKY 18th, I8 f t8", between the hours of ]0 o'clock a. in. and 2 o'clock p. m , to elect superintendent and board of direc- tois for the ensuing j'oar, and the transaction of other important business. "\V. A. WILSON, Pros. H. ^V. HYNSON, Secy Subscribe for the JOURNAL. SHE. In my Ptrulv T \vns sitting, Just buumic, Thiiikii:!.; something most befitting-Yo-s, I was-When my doorbell gnvo n jinglo, Gave a liuglc, tingle, hnglo, Then a jmgle, jijiglo, jint'lol \\u^ it nmcl Or only Xc-ct I h(\inl n silken rustlo In the h \U, Heaid n liii-,tlc mid n hustle, Thru 't call Soon most s-vootlj slio camo bln«hmg Whu:u I stood iu -.vailing, flashing Do\m slio sat, in slylo qmto crushing, On my lint; Ciushed it lint S,\ ift hho talked in tones cost itic-, High, llicn low; Waved her h \nds in ways cmphatlo To and f i o ; Tal1:edof fnllicr, sislcr, mother, Cousin, n"iilit.»', uiic'le, biothcr, Then of thia one, then the oilier, Wmlo --ho bat On iiy hat; Tokl in uterus boft nixl broken -' · C'OLlM 1)0 Of hei lion.i, in quaint Hobokcn, Ke-u the ti.i; Snid "sonic time nlio hoped to go To the .'uuiipolago"-- Wlmt I %\ ish(.d just itlon, you Know, Whilu iho s i t On my haf. Did she notice.- my emotion? Not a b i t ' Or to\..ud mo 1 ins; tike o notion? Ti uly nit! Straight oi.o mortal Lour rlie 1 allied on. Not » uo'il did ',! u f,et l".l].c.l on \VhiIc llio on:;joi I just walked on, ·AnJ i-hc ·-;:£ On r.y 1 't. Then a paokrau fiom ito wrapping Sl:u Incujht out, Knew full well sl-o'd cr.'iglit mo napping, I'\o no OouM; Said Ihlj book'st tho one Ijool: All IB; v. t\uy 1 L. 1 1 to un:.u:l;. Would I kindly t:ti;o just ono look? The] c she sal On my hat. To myself iiai list I drew it LiIwO « tlasli; Signed ny n.mio most, boldly to it With :i dnsh. Tlum uii0bc tins lovely being, Thron;j!i tint hull vvtnt ji:«l n fleeing, But onu thing ivns worth tho seeing-'Twi b hat ViTlwio s!io =nt! --H. S. Bailie^ i:i Sow York Sun. A MEXICAN CAPTURE. Colonel Erashis Smith straightened up iu Lis saddle ami, lifting bis ayes from the slip ot paper he had been scanning, critically tcrntinized the young fellow before him. The young man iu question was tall and slender, but looked wiry enough, and his face below the part shaded by tho wide brim of his hat had begun to take en iv Texas tan. Smith chuckled and mumbled something to himself. The young lellow fingered the handle of his bowie knife nervously under tho big, rough looking tellow's gaze and unconsciously dug his spurred heelfa into the ribs of his sleepy pony. Tbe pony put Lack his ears wickedly and fidgeted about. "Betterbekeerftil,"suggested the other. "That brute'll dump ye," and Smith folded the paper, stuiled it into a pocket of his buckskin jacket, shifted his quid and shouted to three tloucliy looking follows \vho stood under a tree 30 yards away holding tlnee ponies. "Here you. ILuikins," he paid, and a bronscil, rhouldercd man sauntered np "This young toller's name's Lane ( Douglass sent him clown irom Nncog- dochos. Wants to jiuo Deer Smith's scouts." "Likely loolan youngster," observed Ha r, kins asido, removing a coincob pips liom bis mouth and sizmg Liuio up. "Guess he'll do after he gets out en theiuhtcroclo'cu an gits liggecl oat in biackkkin." Hawkins grappled Lane's outstretched hand with a hard grip and continued, "Ef ye come dov. n hyai- fer 'iiui=eir,eut, ye'H git it, shore!" Night was coming on rapidly, and the gloom was deepening under tho dripping magnolias and h \ u oi'ks. It had been raining steadily ail day, and Lane's clothes were spatteicd with tho red clay of tho tiail he bad followed from Libeity to San Jadn- to creek. Ho was a good hoi.seman, but \M\; unused to the rough. To.\as trail and tho irie^Jihir gait of the sturdy Tesao pony General Douglass bad givun h i m al Niicofjdoclies, and every innbf'le in his bodysiched. The rough welcome Deaf Smith gave him cheeied hi in up, and a nip irom Hawkins' capacious ILibk completed the work. "That's something liko it, Mr. Hawkins," he tsaid, amackiug his lips and returning tho Lask. "I've needed that for hours." "Yes, that's fust rate stuff," assented Hawkins "One o' the boys got outer a Greater outfit a couple o' days back an got a dozen flak-s. They say it come from the piivate supply of old Hunta Anna hibsolf; bnt, see liorc, j'Oimg feller, yoii'ro more'n welcome to the lush, but recollect that I'm plain Hawkins. 'Wo don't com-; tho mister game in Texas jist now. We ain't got the time." Lnne follov\ ed the big fellow silently to (ho magnolia which sheltered tho other two Texans and was briefly presented to Ned Hall and Greaser Ear Hatton of Colonel Era fetus Smith's scouts. Greaser Ear Hattou, Lane afterward learned, came by bis name honestly. He had slice-1 off one of the eais of a Mexican colonel of cavalry in an afiair at Liberty Creek a few 'weeks before, recovered the trophy, smoked it ns he used to fcmoko pork back in the Georgia piny woods' before he came to Texas and woro it sewed to bis shirt as a memento of his skill with the bowie. "There's n matter o' some half a doaeu more," Hawkins explained, noting a surprised look on Lane's face which he rightly conjectured was caused by the smallness of the band whoso fame already reached back to the States, "Them six is out lookin after a batch o' Greasor cevahy whatcrots- i ] the creek 'bout two mile up to git a line on General Houston's position. My, but won't they git fooled, though 1" and Hawkins slapped his thigh and chuckled gleefully. "The old man ain't in ten rnileo' this ppot." In a lew minutes a fire had been made and the five men were eating a dinner ol broiled bacon and baked sweet potatoes. Their frugal meal disposed o), Hawkins and his two comp.iiiioiih pillowed their heads on their baddks and wore soon asleep, leaving fimith and Lane seated before the fire. For an hour and a half the old campaigner and the tenderfoot sat without speaking, each busy with his'own thoughts. The stillness of the iiigbt was only disturbed by the steady dripping of the water fiorn tho magnolias and live oak5, the cracKlmg of the hre and the noise tho ponies inado as they munched their fodder. Lane was thinking what a strange man this famous Deaf Smith was. Ho was not the dashing figure Lane had pictured him to be. He looked rough and unkempt with his shaggy reddish brown beard and greasy buckkms, but ha bad kindly eyes and a marvelously square jaw. Lane took all this in in occasional glances noii.VIM tho fire. The fire burned lower and lower until at last nothing remained of it but a bed of glowing coals. Lane rose to put some inoro wood on the fire, bnt Smith detericd him. "Never mind that. I've got a scheme," he said. Lane stopped to hear what it was. "Tbe Greasers," Smith continued, "are 'botit ten mile from hero, up the creek. Santa Anna an his whole outfit id there. The ole man wants to know how many o' the varmints there is. Let's go and see. 1 ' Laiio thought that it was pretty dark to bo prowling about m the woods, and be was almost leady to Call asleep where he stood, but ho was too discreet to say so. At Smith's suggestion they left their ulles behind and left camp armed with their bowie knives onlj'. The Texan walked rapidly and carelessly through the dripping underbrush, which drenched Lane's dried out clothing and wet him to the skill. They .--tumbled over fallen logs, rau into gullies, stepped into pools of water and got tangled up m brier patches ior half an hour before Smith stopped suddenly and said in an umlei tone: "We'd better be morecarefullike. We're liable to run acrost souieo' their ledfckin scouts at any minute now.' 1 " Lane \\ab too weary to make reply, so ho mechanically slackened bib pace and imitated the Texan's stealthy movements. He only half succeeded, ne thought. The Texan's warning had quickened his senses, but liia tired limbs seemed to have got beyond control, and ho floundered badly. They had gone on in this way for another quaiter of an hour perhaps \\ hen the Texan suddenly stopped and rnicd a warning finger. "Sh'hl' 1 he whispered. "Lio down, quick!" Lane dropped, and just as he did so he heard the sharp report of a rifle and simultaneously the uucomtoitable music of a bullot nb it cut through the bushes overhead. There were moro leportsat irregular intervals, and, peeiiug through the dripping bushes, ha could see the flashes of the rifles CO yaids away. "We run into a nest of 'eui, sure," murmured Smith, "an damme ef I don't b'lie\e they'reshootiu at us I" Lane thought they were and became more and more uncomfortable ns tho rifle cracks continued and the bullets seemed to be cutting through the bushes closer and closer to them, He ducked instinctively every time bo heard a bullet faiug until he developed a crick in the neck. Nor was Smith's observation that neither Greater nor Mexican could shoot straight in tho least reassuring. · "Let 'em wasto their arniu'ni- tion," muttered Smith, "They can't hit us, an they're too lazy to come out an see what they're shootin at." But Colonel Erastns Smith presumed on the national Greaser characteristics too far, or rather he did not calculate on the preseiico in tbe Mexican camp of a band of Kiowa braves-, newly come fiom the Pecos comitiy, who had not become affected w i t h IhoGieaser's aveision to investigation, for when, half an hour alter tbe firing had, he i.iised hinihC'lt stealthily on bib elbows to take a look around a daik body sprang f j o m a mvriiy biisli, and in a second the two weiu lolling on tho grot-aid. It wii the uoil: of a few seconds lor JSuiiiii to .iboh^li this paiticular redskin, but there were others, and iu a few moments he and Lane were prisoners, with boiiud hands, wading San Jiicinto crook ou their way to Santa Anna's camp, which they located t h r o u g h tho trees by its smoldeiing fires. The Indians said never a word, but marched them straight tlnough camp and halted them before a largo tent, through the ciackb of which tho flickering light of a pine knot allowed. One of the Indians went in and, icttirning in a second, sum moned the quartet who had Smith and Lanu in (Jim-go to outer. \^ hen their prisoners were delivered, tho Indian.-; w i t h d r e w and left Smith and his coj'ii.j'i'.ioii-j in the pretence of half a dozen swarthy Mexican officers, decked out in elaborately hicetl uniform)). They were seated on camp stools about a table t cigars. There were bottle.= arJ glasses beforo them, and abovo them hung a cloud of blue and black srnoko Irom their cigars and the flaring pine knots. The air was heavy with the fragrant odor of the burning pine. Smith was the center oi attiaction to the Mexicans. They scarcely noticed Lane, whose clothes proclaimed him a recent arrival in Texas, but they regarded the famous scout with unfeigned delight. Finally one young tellow, a trifle tipsy perhaps, roc, poured out a glass of brandy and gravely presented it to the scout. With perfect sangfroid Smith took the glass, and, with a bow to the company, swallowed its contents at a single gulp. "Nice stuft," he said glibly, smacking bis lips. "Think we got some from the same stock back in crunp." Lane could not ropiess a faint smilu iis ho recalled Hawkins' flask, bnt he quickly straightened his tace, for tho Mexicans fell to talking among themselves. They asked Smith questions, which hean swered nonchalantly in their own tongue. Lane did not understand what they were saying, but he occasionally caught the words "Capitan Suieeth," "Santa Anna," "General Houston" and '·Ahumada.' 1 He,concluded that Ahumada was the grave looking man in the rather plain uniform who sat at the head of the table and only said a word ur two now and then and that he was a person of some importance from the deference the others paid tohim. Finally tho contereuce was over, n guard of Mexican soldiers was summoned and t h o prisoners were taken to a tent near by. Tho thongs were cut from their wiibts, and they \\cie conducted inside, two Mexicans mounting guard before the tent entrance. "We ain't to be shot till ole Santa Anna comes," whispered Smith to Lane as they entered the tent. "Leastwise that's what I surmise. Tho olo man is back down t b u road about ten mile with a leg full o' bullets an won't git up till tomorrow." Lane had made up his mind that he was to be shot. He bad beard of tho wtiy Mexicans treated prisoners before he got to Texas. What Smith said about a respite until Santa Anna came was rather a disappointment than otherwise. He was too tired to think about it one way or the other,.and once ii»- eide the tent he sank to the damp ground overcome with fatigue. "He'd better rest," muttered Smith as he watched Lane's eyes close through a cloud of smoke. One of the Mexican officers had courteously pi offered a cigar as he passed out of the tent. "Ho'll be iu a better fix to help hisself if.' anything happens." It seemed to Lane that he had scarcely been asleep two minutes when he woke with a start. He would have cried out had he not felt Smith's baud pressed over his mouth. It took him tull a minute to realize where he was. Smith's voice recalled him to his senses. "Not a word," the Texan whispered, " but listen close. One o' the Greasers is diunk on Santa Anna's whisky--they didn't take my flask away, ye know--an the other --well, he's seein a bullfight in hell I While I'm entertinniu the lushy varmint ye git. Tako the back way. There ain't any Injuns there, an nearly all the Greasers is asleep. Get into the creek an wade down. Wo cum up about ten mile. Yo'll reach camp afore morniii. I'vo counted the tents. There's 'bout four thousan o' those hidalgos here, an they got six pieces o' artillery. Tell Hawkins this an toll him to make tracks fer Gm'ral Houston's camp with the news." Smith handed Lane a flask and a knife and went back to the tent entrance, where Lano could hear guttural and indistinct voices. Lane sat dazed for a moment rubbing bis eyes, linen it occurred to him that he was not to die, and bis mental and physical strength seemed to 10- turn instantly. lie couldn't tell for the life ot him how he did it, but in a second he had slit a long holo in the tent and was crouching outside in its shadow. The ram had censed, and through rifts in the scudding clouds he could catch an occasional glimpse of a star. All around him were silent tents and smoldering fires. He could hear the snoros of the Mexican soldiers, tho tramp of the distant guards and tho voices of faraway pickets exchanging their watchwords. At first he was afraid to move, but he soon roused himself. Falling on his hands and knees, he silently crept between tho still tents in the direction of the creek. Every second he expected to be challenged, but nothing of the sort occurred, and he was soon as the creek bank. He paused n moment to note the course of the stream and then dropped in. Tho water came up to his waist as he stood. It seemed to him that the splash could bo heard all over the sleeping camp, and he expected to see a hundred forms spring up and to hear a hundred rifles crack. Ho sank into tho icy water np to his neck and shivered with apprehension. Everything remained quiet, and after waiting a few moments he started down the stream, wading as silently as ho could. A mile below camp he left tho water and followed the bank. He reached camp at daylight, surprising Hawkins and Hattoii and Hall at breakfast. He delivered his message to Hawkins and fell into a swoon. When ho woke up, ho was lying ou a eot iii a rough cabin. The sunlight was streaming through tho open door, and tho pungent odor of the piny woods filled tho air. A mnn with his arm in a sling sat be- sido the cot. Lane stared for an instant and then recognized tho hairy face ot Greaser Ear Hatton. He was about to speak, but Hatton intei- rupted him. "It's all right,' 1 he said, grinning and piessnig a flask of Santa Anna's private stock to Lane's lips. "You done well. Hawkins got to Geu'r'l Houston in time, an we licked hell outon the Greasers two days afterward right ou the creek. We got Santa Anna hero in Liberty now." "But Colonel Smith -- whore's hoi" faltered Lane. "Oh, he's down at tho Trinity chasm Greaseis! He rubbed out the varmint you left him with at tbe Gieaser camp an got homo two hours after you arrove." Lane fell asleep again.--New York Sun. AN IMALS CHANGE COLOR. BOGUS ANTIQUE FURNITURE Some of the Reasons For It nod Some of tho Mysteries of It. Obseivation and experiment go to show how large an influence food has in determining the color of animals. Everybody knows how easily the color of the yellow canary may be altered to an orange red by mixing cayenne pepper with its food, though it is true that the color change may be produced only in very young birds whose feathers are not completely matured. It is also a matter of experiment that all varieties of canaries are not equally susceptible to the influence of the pepper, and it is a very curious fact that if the pigment that causes the red color of tbe pepper be mixed with the food of the birds, without the other constituents, yellow colored canaries are not in the slightest degree affected by it, while brown birds or the brown feathers of yellow birds become distinctly lighter in hue. Here is another interesting experiment: The large tortoise shell butterfly normally feeds upon the leaves of the elrn, while the small tortoise shell is addicted to nettles, but when some imagoes of the large tortoise shell were bred from cater- pillais that have been found upon nettles, they showed a wonderful similarity to the smaller species, though the color was nearer to that of tho larger. Quite in the same line is the observation that the thorn moth exhibits variations in color according as the larva is fed upon oak, hawthorn, lirne or lilac. Many other experiments have 'shown a similiar effect of food in modifying or completely changing the color of animals. Among the changes of color that are most perplexing, if one would refer their cause to utility only, is that of the gull, which is blue and white, and is therefore generally allowed to be of protective value. But of the first three years of their lives common species of gull have a biownish speckled plumage, which is totally unlike that of the older birds, on which fact Mr. Beddard remarks, "If one color be advantageous, the other must be the reverse, and three years is either a considerable perjod or it is not long enough." Another perplexing part of the subject is the color of deep sea animals. It is an established fact that marine animals can and do live at the enormous depth of more than five miles below the surface of the water. It is also certain that the sunlight does not penetrate to that depth, so that the animals that exist there exist in more than midnight darkness. Yet the fact is that brilliant colorations are generally found in them. Of what use can it bo? How can natural selection or sexual selection have anything to do with it? It is true, indeed, that there may be phosphorescent light emitted by the animals themselves, and of this there are many evidences, bnt though the deep sea fish may be guided to its prey by a series of natural "bullseye" lanterns, the color of its prey could have no protective effect, but exactly the re- verso.--Our Animal Friends. Impetuous Youth. If youth and experience could only go together, what an all conquering coiijuuL'tion they would make I It is one of the saddest contradictions oE this misfit world that the power to discriminate and to appreciate is apt to come too late. It is a curious trait in human nature that, although in science, and, for that matter, all otlior im personal matters connected, with our lives, we are willing to accept the knowledge that has been acqiiiied before our time and draw our deductions from premises that others have evolved, in everything that conceins ourselves,and is therefore to MS the most important, we refuse to be guided or to take warning from tho experiences of others. It is one of tbe many trials of a fond paient that their children cannot, or lather will not, see with their eyes or think as they know they ought to think, and to see them rush blindly into trouble that might so easily have been avoided if youth would only listen and consult with ago. Every mother prophesies to unwilling ears what she knows to be true, but what she cannot got her young people to believe, until through experience--which is often unpleasant--they return to the creeds of the nursery, the unquestioning faith of early childhood, that "mother is alwaya rijrht."- the H SoineVlinea Ittoro Desirable Tl}n cunititi -- 1'rench Cle\erncH8. "You may have noticed, "said the dealer, "that a few months ago a piece of imported antique furniture was held at tbe custom house for valuation, and a close inspection of it revealed the trademark of a well known western furniture firm. In othor words, the piece was manufactured in this, country, sent to France, and thero sold as an antique to tho wealthy American who brought it back here. That was not au unusual case. Two weeks ago I was asked to repair an antique cbair that a wealthy customer of mine had purchased in Paris. It looked like a genuine antique, and it was one of six pieces that he had.picked up at a bargain at a studio sale. Aside from its apparently intrinsic value the chair had a history which went with it. I was deceived in it at first, but when I began to repair it I found that it was merely a clever imitation. We think that we can counterfeit here, but we are not in it with the French. As an imitation, the chair was worth $25 or $30, and my acquaintance bad bid it '.jit* as a bargain at $115. I examined his other antiques purehasaiTat the same time, and every one of them proved to be counterfeit. " "What protection has the buyer who wants genuine antiques?" "As a rule be has none except the guarantee oi tbe dealer. There are many collectors in this city who are competent to tell a counterfeit from a genuine, but they are a very email part of the buying public. The French counterfeits in old furniture are by all odds the hardest to detect. The antique business in this city has increased to such an extent that the demand far exceeds the supply. It has reached such. a con- ' dition that if a man only 'selects a dusty, dingy little shop on a back street he may sell any kind of reproduction that he choses to turn out. I began business 18 years ago in the spickest store that I could afford to hire, and I had a good collection of genuine antiques. I could not make any sales. My store was too central, and it looked too new. At the end of six months I gave it up and hired this dingy old place. I notified a few oi my old customers, and they in turn told their friends about it. This place hasn't been dusted since I have been here. When I have secured an old piece of furniture, I don't do it over until it is sold. A purchaser likes to see it in its battered condition if he knows anything about furniture. Then he has the pleasure of noting the contrast when it is done over. "I sell a dozen reproductions to one antique now, and I do it honestly. I tell my customers that they aro reproductions and that they are just as well made as the original. If the customer is buying to furnish a house and not because he is a collector of antiques, he is wise to take a reproduction. Here, for instance, is an antique mohogany table that is genuine as antiques go. For my own house I would rather have a repioduction. This table has been done over. For instance, the center board in the top of it was badly cracked when I got it. I took the old board out and substituted a new one. One of the legs was missing, and I made one that was a reproduction of the old ones. The wood was bad here on the band around the top, and if you will examine it closely you may see by the grain where I put iu n new piece. In other words, although this table is a genuine antique, yet a third of it is new wood. That is true of most of the antiques sold in good condition. Until recently I have been buying heavily in Baltimore, and in the south, but the people down there have tumbled to the fact that it is cheaper to reproduce than to hunt up the genuine articles, and they have had the nerve to sell these reproductions to agents for northern dealers. "--New York Sun. FWSPAPFR Holding Court at Dye*. In the afternoon attended court according to engagement. There were several cases on--one some quarrel about mules andanothercase I did riot understand. There were perhaps a dozen men gathered on the bare Point of Rocks. The court was held in a 10 by 12 tent. The com-, missionor eat on a box behind a large goods box, and the lawyers and defendants and plaintiffs Eat on other boxes, and discussed the situation informally. After talking awhile inside, all parties would go outside to a large rock in front of the tent, and there, with hands in their pockets, talk some more. A settlement was arrived at in each case. There is not much law here. Common sense rules, or tries to, and* if that fails, there is a big United States marshal who sets things straight in about as arbitrary and effective n way as a New York police justice does. In my own case there was nothing whatever to be done, but the papers were held in readiness in case of trouble.--Harper's Weekly. Entirely Capable. Attorney--Have you formed or expressed an opinion concerning this case? V v y^ Venireman--Nb, v sir.? I haven't formed or expressed · ' an" opinion about anything for^months. I'm the janitor of a wora«iiVclub.-- Chicago Tribune. ,' ^'"-^ ,. , nFWSPAPFRI

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