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[Copyright, 1891, by Cnssell Ptiblishing Co. i-tffhts reserved. ? Ho laughed again nml turned away, and, much as I dreaded ami disliked him, there was something in tho indomitable nature of the man which wrung from mo a meed of admiration. Could the best of men have recovered more quickly from despair? Could tho best of men, their plans failing, have begun to spin fresh webs •With equal patience? Could tho most courageous and faithful of those who have tried to work the world's bettering havo faced the downfall of their hopes with stouter hearts, with more genuine resignation? Bad as ho was, ho had courage and endurance beyond the common. Ho came back to me when ho had gone a few paces. "Do you know where my -sword is? no asked in n matter of fact, tone, as one might ash n question of an old comrade. I found it cast aside behind the door. Ho took it from mo, grumbling over n nick in the cdjro, which ho had caused by somo desperate" blow when ho was seized. He fastened it, on with an oath. I could not look at the sword without remembering how nearly he had taken my life with It. Tho recollection did not trouble him in the slightest. "Now farewell!" he said carelessly. ' I am going to turn over a now lent and bo- gin returning good for evil. Do you go to your friends and do your work, and I will go to my friends and do mine." Then, with a noil, lie walked briskly away, and I heard him climb tho ladder and depart. What, was ho going to do? I was so deeply amazed by the interview that I did not understand. I had thought him a wicked man, but had not conceived tho hardness of his nature. As I stood alone looking round tho vault I could hardly believe that I had met and spoken to my father and told him I was his son—and this •was all! I could hardly believe that ho had gone away with this knowledge, unmoved and unrepentant, alike unwarned toy tho Providence which had used mo to thwart his schemes and untouched by the beneficence which had thrice held him back from tho crime of killing mo—aye, proof even against the long suffering which had plucked him from tho abyss and given him one moro chance of repent- .an ce. I found Master Bertie in the stables •waiting for mo with somo impatience, of which, upon tho whole, I was glad, for :had no wish to bo closely questioned, and .the account I gave him of tho Interview might nt another timo havo seemed disjointed and incoherent. Ho listened to it, however,.without a remark, and his next words niado it clear that ho had other matters in his mind. "I do nob know what to do about fetching tho duchess over," he said. "This news seems to bo truo, and sho ought to be here.'' "Certainly," I agreed. •"The country in general is well affectet !to tho Princess Elizabeth," bo continued •"Yet the interests of tho bishops, of th jSpunish faction and of some of the eoun Tim duchcvt* and I /-ore tin; cold ptiHcntly. dl will lie in giving trouble. To avoid /his wo should show our strength. Therefore I want tho duchess to come over with all speed. Will you fetch her?" he added sharply, turning to me. "Will 1?" I cried in surprise. "Yo.s, you. I cannot well go myself nt this crisis. Will you go instead?" "Of course I will," I answered. And the prospect cheered ma wonderfully. It gave mo something to do and opened my eyes to tho great change of which Penru'.ldocko had been tho herald, a change which was oven (hen beginning. As we rode down Highgatu hill that day messengers wero speeding north and south and east and west to Norwich and Bristol and Canterbury and Coventry and York with thu tidings that the somber rule under which England had groaned for five years and moro was coming to an end. If" in a dozen towns of England they roped AND DRILLING. We lnu-c'nuiehifK'iT of (ill sixes for boring-or drilling wells. Water jrutmuitoed or no pay. Oull on or address. GALUON BROS., Bancroft, la. WANTED SALESMEN, |.o»!«1 inxl . Affood chiuiue! Don't it! You need no capital to represent. « reliable iirni that warrants nursery stot-lc first class unil truo to nanut WOHli A l^ THE 1 HAN. imcl "ood puv weekly. Our famous MliiiiotonKa Apple i's win-ranted until It produces a 'bushel of friti t. Our Seed Potatoes sell ov- <erywhere. State iijje. U. U MAY & CO, >'iu-K«M-.viuon, J''l«»-i*ts St. Paul, Minn. i>nd SHERIFF'S SALE, lluil. by •Nolk-t'"islUeriiby jjlvi-n. that 1 -•iMHiiiil I 1 'I F'i Execution*. U> nni IJio I'lei-k of the JMstNet Oourt virtue of b tu't of Kos.sat, oountv. Jowu. iitfuinsl tlio iruuds. uhattol;. lands.'tenements, uti'. of .loliiiniias .1. Williams, elision clan t. in favor of Wimmmunsoi & t'o .plaintiff. 1 will offoi- lit inibllu-siUo. til the highest and bust bidder for cash, at tin door of tJu- uinm lu>> in the town ot Al- tfonti. uountv nt' Kossuth. lo\vn, on tho 27tl ciay«of July,' 189"), botwwn tho hours of nine I'-uloiu ii ni, and 4 o'ulusk ». in., on HiiicVduy nil ofsiild .lohuniuis J. \YlUiuiuh' i-i«- it, title and interest in and to the following 1 de'• ' mil ustiiU-. situated in '•"•"""> to-wit: Out Jot .east of t"t) . f Lei'lyard. Ko.saoth County. Iowa, 'oumie'jice irt tlve hour of 2 i,\'loul>. p. Kossuth County, Iowa Otnuty fcllta affeSh; If ifc 6*6ry eMnly. & had prophesied, the# g'ot Ihel* tar barrels ready; If all, feave a few old fashioned folk nnd a few glbosay big- fits nnct hysterical women, awoke 68 from an eTll dream; If even sensible men saw In the coming of the young queen n panacea for nil theit ills—n quenching of Smith- flcld fires, n Calais recovered, a cure for tho •worthless colnago which hampered irade, and a riddance of worthless foreigners who plundered it, with better toads, purer justice, a fuller exchequer, mote favorable seasons—If England read all this in that news of Pcnruddocke's, was It not something to us also? It was indeed. We were Saved at tho last moment from tho dangerous enterprise on which we had rashly embarked. We had now such prospects before us only tho success of that scheme could have ordinarily opened. Ease nnd honor Instead of tho gallows nnd to lio warm instead of creaking in tho wind! Thinking of this, t fell into n better frame of mind as I jogged along toward London. For tohnt, after all, was my father to me, that hia existence should make me unhappy or rob mine of all pleasure? I had made a place for myself in the world. I had earned friends for myself. Ho might take away my pride In the one, but ho could never rob me of tho love of tho others—of thoso who had eaten and drunk and fought nnd suffered beside mo and for whom I, too, had fought and suffered! «****«* stranr,o time for tho swallows to omo back/' said my lady, turning to milo nt mo as I roilo on her off side. It would havo been strango indeed If here had been swallows in tho air, for it ;as the end of December. Tho roads vero frost bound and tho trees leafless. The east wind, gathering force in its rush \cross tho Essex marshes, whirled before t tho last trophies of Hainault forest and icemcd as it whistled by our cars and ihaved our faces to grudge us the shelter 0 which wo wcro hastening. Tho long ,rain behind us—for tho good times of when wo had talked so often had come— wcro full of tho huge fire wo expected to find nt tho inn at Barking, our last stage on tho road to London. And if tho duchess and I bore tho cold moro patiently it was probably because wo had moro food 'or thought and perhaps thicker raiment. "Do not shako your head," she continued, glancing at mo with mischief in ner eyes, "and flatter yourself you will not go back, but will go on making yourself and somo one else unhappy. You will do nothing of tho kind, Francis. Before tho spring conies you and I will ride over tho drawbridge nt Coton End, or I am a Dutchwoman!" I cannot see that things are changed," 1 said. Nob changed?" sho replied. "When you left, you were nobody. Now you are somebody, if it bo only in having a sister with a dozen serving men in her train. Leave it to me. And now, thank heaven, wo are here! I am so stiff and cold you must lift mo down. Wo havo not to ride far after dinner, I hope." "Only seven miles," I answered as tho host, who had been warned by an outrider to expect us, came running out with a tail at his heels. "What news from London, Master Landlord?" I said to him ns ho led us through tho kitchen, where thoro was indeed a great fire, but no chimney, and so to a smaller room possessing both these luxuries. "Is all quiet?" "Certainly, your worship," ho replied, bowing and rubbing his hands. "There never was such an accession, nor more ale drunk, nor powder burned—and I have seen three—and there was pretty shouting at old King Harry's, but not like this. Such a fair young queen, men report, with a look of the stout king about her, and as prudent and discreet as if sho had changed heads with Sir William Cecil. God bless her, say I, and send her a wise husband!" "And a Soving one," quoth my lady prettily. "Amen!" "I am glad all has gono off well," I continued, speaking to tho duchess as I turned to tho blazing hearth. ''If there had been blows, I would fain have been hero to strike one." "Kay; sir, not a finger has wagged against her," tho landlord answered, kicking tho logs together, "to speak of. that is, your worship. I did hear today of a little trouble clown in Warwickshire, but it is no moro than a storm in a washtub, I am told." ••In Warwickshire?" I said, arrested in tho act of taking off my cloak by tho familiar name. "In what part, my man?" '•I am not clear about that, sir, not knowing tho country," he replied, "but I heard that a gentleman there had fallen foul of her grace's orders about church matters and beaten the officers sent to seo them carried out, and that, when tho sheriff remonstrated with him, ho beat him too. But I warrant they will soon bring him to his souses." "Did you hear his name?" 1 asked. There was n natural misgiving in my mind. Warwickshire was large, and yet something in the talo smacked of Sir Anthony. ••I did hear it," the host answered, scratching his head, "but I cannot call it to mind. I think I should know ifc if I beard it." ••Was it Sit Anthony Cludde?" "It was that very same name!" he exclaimed, clapping his hands in wonder. To bo sure! Your worship has It pat!" I .slipped back into my cloak again and snatched up my hat and whip, but tho luchess was as quick. Sho stepped between mo and tho door. •Sit down, Francis!" sho said imperiously, "SVliat would you be ot?" What would I bo at?" I cried, with emotion, "I would bo with my uncle. ; shall take horse at once and ride Warwickshire way with all speed,. It Js possible that I may bo in time to avert the consequences. At least I can seo that my cousin comes to no harm." "Good Jad," sho said placidly, "you phall start tomorrow." "Tomorrow?" I cried impatiently "But- time is everything, madam." "You shall start tomorrow," she repeated "Time is not everything, firebrand! If you start today, what can you do? Nothing! NO more than if the thing had happened.three years ago, before you met mo, But tomorrow, when you have seen the secretary of state, as J promise you you shall, this evening if he bo in London-Hip- morrow you shall go in a different character and with credentials." " YOU will do this for me?" I exclaimed, leaping up a»d taking Jje? hand, for } saw in i> moment the wisdom of the course she proposed- "You will get mo"— "I will got you something to the pur-,'' my lady answered roundly. '' Something that shtt'JJ save your undo jf there be any power in England can save him. YOU shall Uav» it, Frank," she added, her color rising and her eyes filling as {kissed her liaud, "though I Iwe to take Master t-ccrotary by r.'iu Late, as 1 hate hfcatd, oft th'6 of &ov. 20, 155S, ft mao tiding OSfofd and Worcester with tho news ol the queen's death caught sight of the gateway tower &t Coton End, which la plainly tisiblo from tho toad. Though ho had already drunk that dny as much alo ns would havo sufficed him for a week when the queen Wsswell, yet much wants moro. Ho calculated he had timo to stop and taste tho squire's brewing, which he judged, from tho look of the tower, might be worth his news, and ho rode through tho gate and railed at his nag for stumbling. Half waf across the chase ho inefe Sli Anthony. The old gentleman was walk- Ing out, With his staff in his hand and his dogs behind him, to take tho air before snpfper. The man, while ho was still o hundred paces off, began to wave his hat and shout something which alo and excitement rendered unintelligible. "What is the matter?" said Sir Anthony to himself, and ho Stood still. "The queen is dead!" shouted the messenger, swaying in his saddle. The knighb stared. "Aye, sure!" he ejaculated after awhile, and ho took off his hat. "Is it true, man?" "As true as that I left London yesterday afternoon and haro never drawn rein since!" swore tho knave, who had been three days on tho road and had drunk at every hostel and at half tho manor houses between London and Oxford. "God rest her soul!" said Sir Anthony piously, still in somewhat of a maze. "And do you como in I Como in, man, and take something." But tho messenger had got his formula by heart and was not to bo defrauded ol any part of it. "God save tho queen!" he shouted, nnd out of respect for tho knight ho slipped from his saddle and promptly fell on his back in the road. "Aye, to bo sure, God savo tho queen!" echoed Sir Anthony, taking off his hat again. "You are right, man!" Then he hurried on, not noticing tho messenger's 6teW*ly fifitf Ittr&bfed' fitd beat hirn sotin'dly fo* goring Ho found a very singular ornament suspended inside her lattice. mishap. The tidings ho had hoard seemed of such importance, and he was so anxious to tell them to his household—for tho greatest men havo weaknesses, and news such as this comes seldom in a lifetime— that he strode on to tho housoand over tho drawbridge into the courtyard without looking behind him. Ho loved order and decent observance, but there are times when a cat, to get to tho cream pan, will wet its feet. Ho stood now in the middle of tho courtyard, and raising his voice shouted for his daughter. "Ho, Petronilla, do you hear, girl! Father! Father Carey! Martin Luther! Baldwin!" andso on until half tho household were collected. "Do you hear, all of you? Tho queen is dead! God rest her soul!" "Amen!" said Father Carey, as became him, putting in his word amid tho wondering silence which followed, while Martin Luther and Baldwin, who wero washing themselves at tho pump, stood with their heads dripping and their mouths agape. Amen!" echoed the knight. "And bale U in., p" long live the queen! Long live Queen Elizabeth!" ho eon tinned, having now got his formula by heart. And lie swung his hat. ••-si. •'••• • »j... There was a cheer, a fairly loud cheer, bub there was ono who did not join in it, and thnfc was Potronilla. She, listening at her lattice up stairs, began at once to think, ns was her habit when any matter great or small fell out, whether this would affect the fortunes of a certain person far away. It might, it might not. Sho did not know. But the doubt so far entertained her that she camo down to snipper with a heightened color, not thinking in tho least, poor girl, that tho event might have dire consequences for others almost as dear to her and nearer homo. Every year, since his sudden departure a letter from Francis Cluddo had come to Coton—a meager letter, which had passed through mnny hands and reached Sir Anthony now through one channel, now through another. Tho knight grumbled and swore over these letters, which never contained an address to which an answer could bo forwarded, nor said much, save that the writer w-as veil and sent his love and duty and looked to return, all being well. But, meager as they were and loud as ho swore over them, ho put them religiously away in an oak chest in his parlor, nnd another always put away for her share something else, which was invariably in- closed—a tiny swallow's feather. Tho knight never said anything about tho feather, neither asked tho meaning of its presence nor commented upon its absence when Potronilla gave him pack the letter. But for days after each of these arrivals he would look much at his daughter, would follow her about with his eyes, bo moro regular in bidding her attend him in his walk and more particular in seeing that she had tho tidbits of the joint. For Potronilla, it cannot bo said, though I think in after times she would havo liked to make someone believe it, that; she wasted away. But she did take a more serious and thoughtful air in these days, which she never, God bless her, Jost afterward. There came from Wootton Wawen und from Henley in Arden and from CookbiU gentlemen of excellent estate to woo her, but they all wont away discon* solato after drluHing very deeply of Sir Anthony's Hie and strong waters. And some wondered that the good knight did not roundly take the Jade to task and see her settled. But he did not. So.possibly even |n these days he had other views. I have been told that) going up once to her little cbtunber to seek her, ho found n very sin* guiar ornwient suspended inside her lattice. It was SP other than a common clay house martin's nest, but it was so deftly hung ia » netted bag ana w to'jrtUy swathed In moss always green snath? Christmas rqses and snowdrops and violets a.nd daffodils which decked it in turn were always go pare and fresh and bright-ras. the knisM learned, toy more than one stealthy vjfcij afterward—that, coming Wfly. To tcturn, however. 1ho news of the queen's death had scarcely been well digested at Coton, nor tho mass for her soul, Which Fathe* Carey celebrated with much devotion, been pfoperly criticised, bofort another surprise fell upon the household. Two strangers arrived, riding, late ona evening, and fang the great bell while all Were at srppor. Baldwin and tho porter Went to see what it was and brought back a message Which drew the Anight from his chait as ft torrief di-awa n ifat. "ton are drunk!" ho shouted, pufrple in tho face and fumbling for the stick Which usually leaned against his seat ready fot emergencies. "How dare you bring bock and bull stories to me?" "It Is ttue enough!" muttered Baldwin sullenly, a stout, dour man, hot much afraid of his master, but loving him exceedingly. "I knew him agin myself." Sir Anthony strode firmly out of the room, and in the courtyard near the great gate found a man and n woman standing in the dusk. He walked up to the former and looked him in tho face. "What do you here?" ho said in a strange, hard Voice. "I want shelter for n night for myself and my wife, a meal and somo words with you—no more," was tho answer. "Give mo this," tho stranger continued, "which every idle passerby may claim at Coton End. and yon shall seo iio moro ot me, Anthony." For a moment tho knight seemed to hesitate. Then he answered, pointing sternly with his hand: "There is tho hall, and supper. Go and cat and drink, or stay!" ho resumed. And ho turned and gave some orders to Baldwin, who went swiftly to the hall, and in n moment cnmo again. "Now, go! What you want tho servants will prepare for you." "I want speech of you," said the newcomer. Sir Anthony seemed about to refuse, but thought better of it. " you can comn to my room when you havo supped," he said in the same ungracious tone, speaking with his eyes averted. "And you—do you not tako supper?" "I havo finished," said tho knight, albeit ho had eaten little. And ho turned on his heel. Very few of those who sat round the table and watched with astonishment tho tall stranger's entrance know him again. It was 13 years since Ferdinand Cluddo had last sat there—sitting there of right. And the 18 years had worked much change in him. When ho found that Potronilla, obeying her father's message, had disappeared, ho said haughtily that his wife would sup in her own room, and with a flashing eye and curling lip bade Baldwin seo to it. Then, seating himself in a place next Sir Anthony's, ho looked down tho board at which all sat silent. His sarcastic eye, his high bearing, his manner—the manner of ono who had gone long with his lli'o in his hand—awed these simple folk. Then, too, ho was a Cluddo. Father Carey was absent that evening. Martin Luther hnd ono of those turns, half sick, half sullen, which alternated with his moods of merriment and kept his straw pallet in some corner or other. There was no ono to come between the servants and this dark visaged stranger, who was yet no stranger. He had his way and his talk with Sir Anthony, the latter lasting far into tho night and producing odd results. In tho first place, tho unbidden guest and his wife staid on over next day and over many days to come and seemed gradually to grow uiore ahd'mOre at home. The knight began to tako long walks and rides with his brother, and from each walk and ride camo back with a more gloomy face and a curler manner. Petronilla, his companion of old, found herself set aside for her uncle and cast, for society, on Ferdinand's wife, the strange young woman with the brilliant eyes, whoso odd changes from grave to gay rivaled Martin Luther's, and who now scared the girl by wild laughter and wilder gibes and now moved her to pity by fits of weeping or dark moods of gloom. That Uncle Ferdinand's wife stood in dread of her husband Po- tronilla soon learned and even began to share this dread, to shrink from his presence pud to shut herself up more and moro closely "in her "own "chamber." There was another, too, who grew to bo troubled about this time, and that was Father Carey. Tho good natured, easy priest received with joy and thankfulness the news that Ferdinand Cluddo had seen his errors and re-entered the fold, but- when ho had had two or three interviews with tho convert his. brow, too, grew clouded and his mind troubled. Ho learned to see that the accession of tho young Protestant queen must bear fruit 'for which ho had a poor appetite. Ho began to spend many hours in tho church, tho church which ho had known all his life, nnd wrestled much with himself, if his face were any index to his soul. Good, kindly man, he was not of the stuff of which martyrs are made, and to bo forced, pushed on and goaded into becoming a martyr against one's will—well, tho father's position was a hard ono, as was that in thoso days of many a- good and learned clergyman bred in ono church and bidden suddenly, on pain of losing his livelihood, if not his life, to migrate to another, The visitors had been in tho housa a month—and in that month an observant eye might have noted much change, though all things in seeming wont on as before—when the queen's orders enjoining all priests to read the service, or a great part of it, in English, came downi being forwarded by the sheriff to Father Carey. The missive arrived on a Friday and, had been indeed long expected, "What shall you do?" Ferdinand asked Sir Anthony. "As before!" the tall old man replied, gripping his staff more firmly. It was no new subject between them, A hundred times they had discussed Jt already, even as they were now discussing it, on theter' rape by the flshpool, with the church which edjoins the house full In view across the garden. "I will have no mushroom faith nt Coton End," the knight oontin* uod warmly, "Jfe sprang up under King Henry, and how Jpng did Jt> Jost? A year or two. It- came In again under Ring $d> ward, and how long did It last? A year or two. So it will bo nguln. It will not last, Ferdinand." "J am of that wjiid," the younge? man answered, nodding his head gravely, "Of course you ore!" Sir Anwony rejoined ns he rested one hand on the eun- dial. "Foy ten generations our forefathers ha,vo worshiped. Je that* church afte? the old fashion, and shell it he changed jn wy day? Henven forbid! The old fashion did for my fathers. Jfc shall dp f°J> we. Why, I would as goon espeet that the river yog. <j@r should flow paofcwarcj a, 8 iflOf we church which has stood for centuries, and lucre years to thebacfe «t thew than J can count, eUou.14 be swept »way by wese jao? ' ' JwJU*»¥e Boned Shew! I ftn-df" ft wott, 1 thlnfe y'oti are flghfif tf frounget bfofchcf said. By tfh'ftt nteati3 ho had brought the knight to thiamhidWith- out committiftg himself moro fully 1 cannot tell. Yet so it was. Ferdinand showed himself always tho cautious doubter. Fa- that Carey even must havo done him that justice. Bttt-iftntl this was strange—the' more doubtful he showed himself the moro stubborn grew his brother. There are men so shrewd as to pass off stones for bread, and men so simple minded as to take something less than the word for tho deed. [COtfflNtJBJXj HOLIDAY LOVING POLK. Colonists of frexfr 2«sftiatttt feipefts Ifa the Att of Mating A Good time. The colonists of New Zealand ni-e a holiday making people. There is almost an average of 'ono recognized holiday to A month, and it is a common practice fo* nil Working people to take two or more days at Christmas, the New Year and Easter, so as to make ah unbroken playtime of throe or four days, Including Sundays. Then the great mass of the people give themselves up to amusement. Horse races, athletic sports, boat races and excursions are carried on hi every available spot and are attended by largo arid well behaved crowds. The commonest of all holiday amusements, however, is the picnic. The several trades, sects and societies have picnics of their own, to which, tho public are cordially welcomed on tho payment of n small sum toward the expense of tho entertainment. It is amusing to tho railway traveler to note, as ho passes through somo pretty countryside, not ono or two, but perhaps 50 different picnics in full swing, each numbering scores or hundreds of guests. It lias been said, with much more truth than is usually to bo found in epigrams of this kind, that "in New Zealand people are like cattle. You need only turn a number of them into a pasture and leave them nlone, and they will bo perfectly happy." On a warm and tempting New Year's day an enterprising burglar might walk through n Now Zealand city and help himself, undisturbed, to the contents of most of tho houses. Dwellings and streets are alike deserted, and tho casual sojourncr who does not understand tho ways of the place seeks in vain for somebody to speak to. By 0 or 7 in tho evening tho streets are lively with returning crowds.—Pittsburg Dispatch. Gooclby to the Sergeant. Doherty was drilling with his squad of recruits in London. Dohorty was nearly 6 feet S inches in height, and at that time tho sergeant major was a man whoso height was only 5 feet 4 inches. On this day ho approached the squad looking sharply about liizn for somo fault to find. All tho men squared up except Doherty, and the sergeant major at once accosted him. "Head up there, man!" called he. Doherty raised his head slightly. "Up higher, sir!" The head was raised again. Then the sergeant major managed, by standing on his toes, to reach Dohorty's chin, and ho poked it higher, with tho remark: "That 1 abettor. Don't lot me seo your head down again." By this timo everybody was interested at seeing Dohorty staring away above the sergeant major's head, when a voice from above said in a rich brogue: "Am I to be always like this, sergeant major?" "Yes, sir." "Then I'll say goodby to ye, sergeant major, for I'll uivorseo yez again."—London Tit-Bits. The India Postoffice. The postofflco in India not only collects and delivers letters, parcels and other articles, but acts to a certain extent as a banker to tho general public, sells quinine and salt, pays military pensions and collects tho revenue accruing to tho government from laud and other sources. But to tho fertile brain of ono of the oldest officers, in tho department is duo tho latest development in the work of the postofflco. Tho Punjab postofflco has come for ward as an elementary teacher. It not only collects letters and delivers thorn, but teaches boys in elementary schools how to write them and address tho covers.—Now York Tribune. Wouldn't Work Nowadays. The Egyptians had a very remarkable ordinance to prevent persons from borrowing imprudently. An Egyptian was not permitted to borrow without giving to his creditors in pledge tho body of his father. It was deemed both an impiety and an infamy riot to redeem so snored n pledge. A person who died without discharging that duty was deprived of the customary honors paid to tho dead. The New Boy. "Is the financial editor in?" inquired tho pompous gentleman. "Financial editor—who's he?" asked tho new offloo boy, "Do you mean the feller that pz»ys us ail off every week? — Indianapolis 'Journal. St. 3., July iS. ing the dfty- between 40,000 aird 60,000 persons tisited the scene of Saturday's cyclone at Chewy Hill. Viewed in tha light of day the ruin appeared more oftmfxtete. Etefywliefe in the path of the stof in was fuins. The tafigled heap of timbers by the railroad track told where the depot went to pieces. A piln bf wf eckage showed Whete a house had been thrown down and another Whete a> barn had been i-aeed by the winds. The leafless tfeea that Withstood the strain of the Whirlwind gave the appearance o;! midwinter. Three Wete killed in the storm, 'they ate Conrad iFreiderrnan, the Aherns baby and Anton Fischer. Mrs. Ahetns Was also injured, but Will recover. In addition to the Wreck in Chefry Hill, almost every house along the river from that place to River Edge Waa damaged to some extent. The bttild^ ings blown, down in the village of Cherry Hill were Valued at about $60,000, but this is but a small patfc of the actual loss. ELEVAtED BICYCLE ROAD. Rtlt- and ele- Schome to lltillil a Trnnk Hottvpen Wntikeo and Chicago. MILWAUKEE, July 16.—Chicago Milwaukee are to be tluited by an vated bicycle road. A company has been formed in Chicago with a capital of$J,000,000 to build the road. The capital stock has all been subscribed, tho plans of the road have been prepared and the work will begin as soon as the right of way into the two cities has been obtained. The plau is to construct a wooden elevated road, 10 feet wide, on. a nearly straight liue between the two cities and to have the terminus in each city as near the business center ns possible. Ib is to be a toll road, but it is proposed to make the toll between. Chicago and Milwaukee only 1 10 cents. Its projectors predict that it will be patronized by 20,000 passengers per week. HAVING A GREAT TIME. Sevon Indiana l>«md ns a Result of a Dig Drunk. OMAHA, July 15.—A special to The Bee from Decntur, Neb., says:. Two ludiau wonieu. and one child died during the night in Yeaton's pasture, where the Omaha Indian drunk is taking place. The women got gloriously drunk on a home made compound of hard cider and participated in au Indian dan- o until completely overcome. This makes the seventh Indian who has died since the celebration began. YELLOW FF.VER ON OUR COAST. Biltlsh Stonmer With tho Dlsoaao on Board Detained lit Reedy Inland. WASHINGTON, July 15.—A telegram to the surgeon general of the marine hospital service from Reedy Island, Del., reports the arrival of the British steamer Baling, Irom Para and San Lucia, with yellow fever on board. There had been one death and there were two convalescent cases when the steamer arrived. The vessel will, be disinfected and detained. FOUGHT IN FORMOSA. liattle In Which Two Hundred Chinese Were Killed. YOKOHAMA, July 13.—Seven hundred Chinese attacked Hsinchu, Island of Formosa, on July 10. Two hundred of them were killed and many were captured. On the Japanese side the loss was 11 men. NEIGHBORS ALL ATTENDED. Criminals in Buenos Ayres, who are sentenced to long terms of ponal servitude, nro frequently released on parole for certain hours each day, so that their private business will not suffer. Village of the Stope On tho island of Pantellaria, midway between Sicily and the African coast, Dr. Qrsi has discovered « prehistoric village of the prehistoric a*ge surrounded by a colossal wall roade of stones heaped together. He has also found out that' the sfaange build* ings called "seal" are dome shaped prehis* torio tombs an<J has identified the remains of » small areels temple. The island lies completely out of the way of travel and is used by the •government' as a convict settle* ment. . . ' • Smallpox Patient at Cleveland Publicly liurled. CLEVELAND, July 13.—Five cases of smallpox have developed in the family of David Beese, a tin worker at JEtua- ville, O. One child has died and halt' the people in the village attended the funeral, not knowing the nature of the disease. Too Quick With His Gun. DssMoiNES, July 15.—Detective T. B. McLaughlin of the Bock Island railway secret service shot and dangerously wounded William. Badgely on the eastboiiiid flyer. MoLaughliu was arrested at Newton and brought back to this city. He says he supposed Badgely was one of a gang of train robbers which he claims he had information would attempt to rob that train. . , Will Not Prosecute O'Brien. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., July 15.—It is learned here that the supreme officers pf the Boman Catholic Knights of America at their recent meeting in Toledo decided to drop entirely all proceedings against the former supreme treasurer, M, J. O'Brien of this pity. This action ends all litigation, cml as well as criminal. Starkweather Wi»» Present, WEST SUPERIOR, Wis,, July 18.— Mayor Starkweather was present last night in the investigation of she bood» ling charges against him, but little new was brought o\it, as the council \$ waiting for Detective Gallagher, whom witnesses claim, received most qf the money. Gallagher has been out of tbt city and the sheriffs have noj; been, able to find The besMpeatJHont Q * ^ bunion whleh is causing you pain is to apply tincture of iodine every two or throe days. \Yhen the skin peels off, leave off the treatment {OP a weefe, meanwhile wearing eotton wool or a proper bunion plaster to prevent pressure. Sufferers from these painfully enlarged toe joints should be earef ul to wea? good golt boots whleh flt well. Top Tbe PftpiflP YOBS, Jily J5 , Voided to. esteod the lime of deposit to Aug. t. af tw wbiob » pesftliy 9* f W per bond may be woted, »t the dissrf« Uon of t»e pojBwittee, T;be cgm,outte,& has Qn deport thr§e«fl^h9 'ei the tots! issue <?f " IJ.-TJW e *JK» Tata'* wrote jfow mj4eby gram, Jw tew seat tfl m „... v ' ' *f* ^ greosote was 4teooYero4 to 1S?9 by Peicb, enbaoh, wlw> post e^tronje -ease of foreign in tMs country Js found in, city of Jghpejning, Wiolv The popu numbers 11,000, of wWoh only a per ceas are Balnea 9l

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