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Algona, Iowa
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IY OF THE JAT m, fey LUOIE ST. DEANE, Copyright, 1S05, by American tion.l Associ* Everything invited tho essay I had in mind. There was no dog and plenty of •barlow. No ono could be awaro of my purpose. Lnokiug up the lo"S avenue, all was gloom, \vit!i the faint twinkle i>f lights at tho upper end. There- was no sound of carriago wheels in either direotio.t and—• When I turned my head and looked into the darkness toward my temporary dome, I fancied I caw tho figure of a man, silent and motionless. lie appeared to bo in tho middle of tho highway, and if a living person he must have observed u:e. i gazed intently mid suspected I was mistaken. ' Wo all know that, when nur ga;:e, ; wandering over tho heavens, iirst rusts oil tho Pleiades tho seven stars show | distinctly, huh surveying them closely j and attempting to count them there are . but six. Ono modestly withdraws from view. ] It may li.-ivu been somewhat the same in this ease. I had no expectation of seeing any person when tho shadowy outline.-: appeared, and when I studied the situation all became blank darkness. It was easy t .. Milve the question. I might make a sudden rush and bo upon tho stranger before ho was aware, but if he were an innocent person what explanation should I offer for my conduct? Instead of that, I began stealing slowly toward him. Ho could not see or .Uear me until I made suro whether he was a reality or figment of the imagination. 1: took possibly fivo steps in this guarded manner, when I laughed silently. No person was there. "I shouldn't feel nervous," I mutter•eel, "for there's nothing in this business to compare with the risks I have run many a time." Nevertheless I remained standing for several minutes, peering into the gloom ami listening. No suspicious sound reached me, nor could I make out the shadowy figure that, had given rno such •a start. Common sense told me I was mistaken, but an odd feeling whispered that. I had never more need of being on rny guard than at that moment. Walking softly back to tho entrance of tho avenue, I again paused, with my senses on the alert. Once more the fain wills tie of a passing engine nearly a •mile- away fell upon my ear, hue tha was all. From tho trees surrounding thj house at: the end of the lane shone a dul ,. *±se whole 'being so similar to tha reeted mo the night before tha it was hard to believe I was no! stand iug on the samo ground that I had thei stood on. Quccf the worst failings a mail of my profession can havo i* impatience. It has brought many i\ well laid scheme to naught. So profound was tho stillness that I heard the door of tho house open and close. "Now, if soi'no one comes out with a cigar and walks up and down the porch, thu resemblance will bo complete." I bad turned into the hum and began walking tu\vur<j. tho dwelling. 31 y steps were noiseless, the soft earth making such precaution easy. There was no reason seemingly for this extreme care, but I was unmistakably nui'vcins. I looked behind me as often s\s to the front and never took a dozen steps without stopping to listen. The deep stillness was unbroken. If any ono was shadowing me, ho could bo as noiseless | as myself. *> I had passed about half tho distance from tho highway tu the house when I received my second shock. There was uo mistake this lime. A man was in front of me, as motionless as I. Th'.ipopku:.; at- I!H) sides of t!iu avenue threw him into such deep shadow that t could not make out tho figure until within a rod of it. Thtro it was in the middle of the road like u statue carved out of the nighr, itself. A creepy feeling cainu over me, and I slid my hand to my hip. My weapon -,vas at in.-:ti'.nt, command. 'SVfl must havo : : een each other at the same instant, "o that tho halt was si- mnlh'.neovis. He was iw suspicions us I. But why i hie. mutual diiirrnsty We were in a civilined country and ."imply meeting in Vhu lane of a country farmhouse. Wo ought to pass with a friendly "rearing nor Imp*, hut at least without niolwiting each other. It will be understood that with my attention absorbed by the Piplifc of the figure bsforo mo I forgot that shadowy form which I fancied had appeared in the other direction. It was idlo to stand thus, and I took a step forward, meaning to make a bold front of it. At that moment the faintest perceptible rustling.behind caused ma to turn my head. 'AVI did so the figure of a laan leaped out of the gloom and bore me reslstlcsslyto tht> ground. It was an Asiatic who had leaped upon me the-stealthy fury of n junglo tiger. was as helpless as an infant in his grasp. As we went clown he uttered several •jxcited sentencos in a foreign tongue. 1 knew like a flash that he and his companion were Asiatics. The second man bounded forward and leaned over me while I struggled fiercely to bring my weapon into play. He added his voice to that of the other. One sentence, no word of which I could understand, was repeated again nnd again with increasing anger. The rising inflection at the end showed that he was asking a question or making a demand of me. They had mistaken rue for Darius Howard and meant to make me answer them. _ I comprehended the error, and knowing lay life hung on the passing seconds I replied: "I am an American. I am not Mr. Howard." Without loosening his grasp tho man on my shoulders wrenched mo partly round and peered into my face. His countenance was so close that, despite the gloom, he must havo noted my f'ea- (-JHAPTEB XIII. J inive been in move than one desperate encounter, but never was I caught piofe hopelessly than on that, autumn ttight when the forgotten man leaped my buck with the denrtly stealth a Vrast of the jungle- Jiis m onion tmn threw mo ftioe, and at tho moment of flnng his wuowy nrras about ray " and piunocl them to my side, eo ajthouyh ,\ny right IWKl \rap P« revolve?, J. ppujd u,eltho* draw tv\rii thu muzzle toxajd bin* * I felt the warmlh against my nose. tures plainly enough to know that my words were true. The second man stooped, and his countenance almost touched mine. Not fully satisfied, he drew a match from his pocket and struck it on the sole of his shoe. As the little flame flickered and came near being blown out in the slight air stirring I felt the warmth against my nose. My hat had fallen off, so that tho view he obtained was perfect. By tho tiny twist of flame I saw their faces, black, swarthy visages that shone in the gloom tenfold more hideous than under the glaru of the sunlight. "A thousand pardons," said tho man in my front. "We make great mistake. Wo look for another man. A thousand pardons!" His accent was broken and had peculiar hissing aspiration. Tho one who had been holding my arms pinioned leaped backward with the dexterity of an acrobat, and I was free, without a hair of my head injured. I picked up my hat, replaced it and rose to my feet, Tragedy pud comedy are twin brothers, and pathos and humor go hand in hand. A moment before I was struggling helplessly for my life. Now the grim humor of the thing struck me, though I felt liho emptying my revolver into both of them. Tho East Indian who had addressed mo in English repented his apology over and over until- it became monotonous. "I accept your explanation," I said when ho paused for breath, "but after this I suggest that you ask a gentleman for his card before attacking him. 1 hope you and your friend are enjoying good health." With no appreciation of my humor, they both made a salaam as if saluting one of their own potentates at home and •walked off toward the main road. "It would servo you right, "I muttered as the figures dissolved in the gloom, "to test my markmauship upon you." But why do that? They had apologized for their mistake and made all the reparation possible. Then, too, they must be armed, and their return shots might prove uncomfortable for ma. The explanation of the incident was clear. The two were prowling around the house in quest of Darius Howard. Nothing could be more natural than the error they had made. Doubtless they had come all tho way from India to settle some deadly dispute with the man who had brought with him the ruby of Nana Sahib. It may havo been to compel him to restore it to them, from whom not unlikely he had stolen it. If this were the truth, the alertness of Howard and his wife was not that they feared shadowing and pursuit by any of our officers!, uut, tho enmity oi their cnvn countrymen. It may be said that the path was open for m r ; though it was by no means a path of roses. It might be added that I had met with enough adventure for tho evening, but no real progress had been made. The real problem still confronted rue. Relieved of all fear from them, I resumed my approach to the building, from which still glowed tho light that was my guide from the first. "Dos;s are not the only animals to bo dreaded," I reflected, "butsince I have encountered both tho way ought now to be clear.'' Tne resemblance to the dwelling of tho night before struck me when I paused at the head of tho lane. There was no man, however, pacing up and down with his lighted cigar and humming the air of an opera, nor during the quarter of an hour that I waited did any one appear. At the end of that time I made a guarded circuit of the house, but could not gain a glimpse of the interior. It was aa if tho dwelling was hermetically settled against all interlopers. But that which interested mo \vas the light burning in an upper room. Tb,ere the shade was partly raised, ancl it would seoin interesting developments were awaiting me. Pv)t they would nevei appear so long J remained, on the ground. Trees were arptjticl we, was an easy task, aud I was speedilf among the limbs at a height of 15 of 20 feet from the earth. Then 1 turned and looked afc the window. It was a night of disappointment. While in the act cf climbing the trunk somo one within the room lowered the shade, shutting off my view as effectually as if the light had been extinguished. It was exasperating, for bnt for that interruption in the lane and my own lagging the coveted sight would havo been gained. The faint hope that some whim wsuld lead to the raising of the curtain again kept me among the limbs until my body was cramped. I must have staid there for fully an hour when, presto! all became blank darkness. The light had cither been taken from the room or put out. No use of waiting longer. I drew my foot from under ine, meaning to descend the tree, when tho faintest possible whistle sounded somewhere near me. Supporting myself with great care, I leaned downward aud peered into the gloom. Although little vegetation was left on the branches, the shadow was so dense that the keenest vision was of little help, but while staring at what seemed to be the dim outlines of a trunk it moved slightly to one side. Another misty object advanced to meet it, and then tho two became stationary. "Aly friends from the old world are holding a council of war," was my conclusion, for there wad no doubt that they were the two whom I had encountered in the lane. "They are uot likely to acquaint mo with their decision." I had been in the tree so long that I was quite sure they were unaware of my presence. Their action could not be explained on any theory of my own. They must have known what they wanted. Why, then, not enter tho house and demand it, as they had demanded it of mo when they had me down? But I had enough business of my own without meddling with theirs. Still it •would be foolish to clash with them, and I waited among the branches until somo minutes after they had stolen around tho end of tho house and vanished in the darkness. When it seemed safo to do so, I descended to tho lower limbs and dropped softly to the earth. When my feet touched the ground, another fact became apparent—there were no lights on the lower floor. Every ono in the house had retired for tho night, following the custom which generally prevails in the country. A new apprehension arose. The treacherous Asiatics whom I had run against in the lane would remain near tho building until all within were sunk in slumber. Then they would enter and make their demand upon Howard for the secret, whatever it was, they had sought to wrest from me. He would not give it. They would insist, and a deadly struggle would follow. Murder was in the air. I was still convinced that neither of these men, with all their subtlety, knew of my presence—a happy piece of good fortune for which I could claim no credit. The advantage, if I could keep it, was with me. I would wait and pos- Jiibly prevent, tho consummation of a dark deed. Between the tree which I had climbed and the window was another tree, much closer. I did not use it because it could servo mo no better, aud in the event of any one of the inmates coining to the window ho or she was likely to discern my figure among tho branches. I stepped back from tho spot where my feet first struck the earth and stood behind a larger trunk, which I took to bo that of an oak. Its .sizo afforded an effectual screen for my body, mid I would naturally be on the outer circle of tho men whom I was trying to watch, IE the two contemplated any evil deed, to carry it out they must enter the house. The natural way to do that was through ono of the doors or windows on tho lower floor. But they were sure to be well secured, und an attempt to use them was liable to alarm the inmates. Nothing could bo more inviting than tho upper windows, which would not be EG well fastened und were readily reached by means of tho trees growing on all sides of the house. Not only that, but they ifieant to use e window Gpou which I had fixed thy :ehtion. The low scraping eptmcl which was heard was made by one of them jmbing the tree which grew so close the stone wall that some of its Cliches must have touched it. The liatio intended to ascend to the win- jtv and enter the house through it, Sen though the light showed that some jewas oh the other side of the curtain. From my position behind the oak I saw te figure of the man rising slowly to i»ht as he climbed the trunk until his ,ad and shoulders were above the win- ledge. Then he braced himself r .oug the limbs and stood still. It Was 'syfor him to step across the interven- g space, but ho was waiting for his iinpanion to join him. f: The second head and shoulders rose |i tho horizon of my sight, and after feme shifting about the second secured ^position beside the other. Then, steady- fiig himself by grasping a projecting Itnb above him, he placed his foot on Ike Window lodge. f His wholo figure was now stamped Vith ink against the dimly lit window Biade, his head reaching to the top, and is arms, body and legs clearly showing ;fai if painted against tho yellow back- 'kouud, His companion waited for him | open tho way. They intended to eu- ftr the apartment. Murder was in the and they entered yoitt lane. I dirt not like their looks and followed. When I saw them trying to enter the Window, I fifed." ., ! "Did you kill the tr.fiial scamp?" i "No, but hurt him so badly that he Was glad to leave with the help of his companion. They will trouble you no more." "But why didn't you let ine know afore they tried their tricks?" "They are sttangers to me. I could faot knoW they intended any wrong until 1 saw them attempt it. Then it Was too late to Warn you." "Why didn't you come round to th° house afterward aiid tell me?" "Youwere asleep, or 1 supposed so.' "So We war, but that racket woke us." "I have just come from the rear, Where I discharged cay pistol and hadn't time to Wake you up." "That won't do," said the old man, his suspicion active again. "You Waru't going toward the front door, but followed him to this pleasant little town, an I that he was still safe With his socrnt in the house Where lie had made his homo for an indefinite time. ' But th-} occurrences of the night must undeceive him. A desperate attempt had been made to break in upon him. His secret was no longer secure. He %otild taSre instant measures to avert tho '•Jbfeatened danger. ! I saw him stoop to grasp and raise bo snsh. His pose was a fair one, and Sighting as well as I could in the gloom Ipullcd trigger. A smothered exclamation, a wild clutching for support, and the man jumped to the ground, where ho lay as 'it killed. His astounded comrade was •paralyzed for the moment aud then let ,go aud dropped beside him. I maintain;'«.! my position, with tho smoking revolver ready for more service. "That ovens up the little affair in the lane," I muttered, "and saves the life for tho time of the man whoso life may uot bo worth saving." But the fellow was not killed. There were whispered words between the two, and then, from the sounds that reached me, for I could not make them out in tho deeper gloom, I knew they were moving slowly around the end of the house toward the front. What could be their thoughts? Did they believe the shot came from the man whom they attacked in the lane, or did they think that the suspicious Howard was on guard and winged one of them in tho nick of time? The explosion of the pistol must have readied those in tho house, even if all were asleep. But no one came to the window to investigate. The dim light was undisturbed, and so far as appear ances went a tomb was not more devoid of life. A curious impulse came to me. i was to sound the knocker on the door rouse the cccupants and tell them wha had occurred. I could well claim that " had prevented the commission of crime and probably saved the life of one or more persons. That such was the fact trying to sneak off down the lane. Confound you, I believe you are one of 'em! I've a good mind to fill you full of buckshot. " , ! "I wouldn't advise you to try that, i for there- are several cartridges left iu 1 my revolver, and before you could bring your gun to a level I would use them all. I told you I was a friend, but you can consider me an enemy if you wish." I made a suggestive motion with my weapon, which he understood. He ached to let me have the contents of his gun, but was afraid. "Waal, the best thing you can do is to clear out from here as quick as you can travel. There have been several nurders in this part of the country, and he law hain't found out who done 'em, but if you should catch it while prowl- ug round where you've got no business o be I won't hesitate to tell tho folks hat I done it." "Now, Mr. Bridges," I said concih- atingly, "what is the use of our" — "Who told you my name?" he broke '"Every one in the neighborhood knows you as a good citizen and a gentlemanlike your brother Nathan. You do me great injustice to suspect me of any wrong intention. I would no more harm you than I would my own father. '' "That talk is very nice, but I don't know you. You haven't tohl me your name nor where you come from. "Don't you know William Browning of Rahway?" "The president of our bank?" "Of course. Ho knows you well, anc I'm his son." "That won't work. I don't know anj Mr. Browning, and there's nobody o that name that has anything to do with our bank. Now I know you're an im- nostor. Cl'ar out!" " The old fellow was too shrewd for me. I was outwitted, and with a little laugh I turned about and strode toward the open lane. I had not gone 20 paces when what did he do but bring his shotgun to a level and let fly at me with both barrels in quick succession! (N tESLA'S LABORATORY. fiero in the dork what ghostly figures press! Ko phantom of the past ofr grim of s:icl, No wailing spirit of woe, no spector clad tn white and wandering cloud, whoso dumb distress Is that its crime It never may confess: i No shape from the strewn sea, nor they that add The link of life und death—the tearless marl That live nor die in dreary nothingness— But blessed spirits waiting to be born- Thoughts to unlock the fettering chains things; The better time, the universal good. Their smilo is like thu joyous break of morn; How fair, how near, how wistfully they brood 1 Listen! That murmur ia of nngcls wings. —Robert Underwood Johnson in Century. of SHOT A WHITE BULL CHAPTER XV. Had the sun been shining the "Statement of Carl Wittuer" would never ave been written. The gloom iuter- eredwith the old farmer's aim; but, as t was, I felt the wind made by the eavy load of buckshot as it whizzed )ast my ears. It was a close call. Angered, I wheeled about aud leveled ny revolver, but checked myself before pulling tho trigger. Suppose I fired nnd dlled him! It would have been murder without xcuse. My lifo was no longer in any langer and his act in firing ac me was ustifiable. Ho would not have been punished had ho carried out his threat ind "filled me with buckshot." Many CHAPTER XIV. But which window would be used by tho uowans? That must be conjecture; but, since the light hud shone plainly from tho room I mentioned, and since its ap- proaohability struck me, it seemed likely that it would be favorably noticed by the two figures prowling among tho trees. If such should prove the fact, no position could be better than mine. Sol decided to await developments. Asoft ru.fiUing reached me. The stillness was profound, and my acute hearing told mo it came from the other side of tho house. "They are working at the front; they have found a better mode of entrance there." But while the thought was framing itself the rustling ceased. I waited for its renewal, but, heard it not. They had stopped working or possibly had effect' ed an entrance. In that event a light would soon show. It became evident this time that a light was burning in the upper room ( from which my view had been shut off, It was dim, however, and only the out? lino of the window showed a little more. clearly. The lamp on the other side pf the curtains was at a low point. "They have effected an entrance an4 are moving wound in, that apartment. '! The light became a little stronger^ Th.e outlines of the were more marked, but the illumination remainec^ indistinct. From between, nap and the house oanje the faintest possible noise, as if a gey? pent was gliding over the witherecl grass. Tne resepbj«nce was deepened b^ several almost inaudible hisses. •Jhey were not serpents, however, byti stolen to the r^r of thj I saw Mm stoop to raise Vic- sas?i. would be so evident 'that, Howard and his wife, as well as the old couple with whom they lodged, would be filled with thankfulness therefor. But how explain my presence at.the critical moment? They would naturally want to know what brought mo there at that unseemly hour. If I should say that I was an officer of tho law who hac regarded the interlopers with suspicion it would hardly satisfy them. More likely they would believe I was one o the burglars who had quarreled wit) the others and was as much to be dread ed as they. A complaint to the authori ties would put me in an unpleasant sit nation, and though I could soon estab lish my identity all proceedings, so fa as concerned the couple in whom I wa interested, would be brought to naught. It is rarely safe for a detective to act upon impulse, He must weigh each step carefully and labor to the end in view with the careful calculation of a professor solving an intricate problem in mathematics. Waiting until the conspirators had time to get well clear of the premises, I moved stealthily around the end of the house to the front and, was making my way toward the Jane when a tall figure loomed up in the darkness, and I came f nee to face with a wan who held a shotgun in his hand"Who are you?" he demanded in a, threatening voice, bringing his formidable weapon partly to a level S 'A friend," I made haste to reply. "Jrneau no harm," I knew instinctively that the mm before i«e was Isaiah Bridges, the owner of the house, aa4 that he was making a» investigation of his awn, with loaded weapon in band,, "Was it yqu^hQ fireclthat gun a Ut> tie while ago?" "Yes; I saw a fcurglar trying to giirab into one of yew w. jnd.ow§ "Too late," He called, might censure him for not having done so I shoved my weapon back in place and walked briskly down the avenue leading to the main highway. But there were others to think about, The presumption was that the tovo East Indians, having preceded me, might be waiting in ambush to adjust that Httle affair in the rear of the farmhouse. They could not fail to know that it was I who had tumbled one of them General MMury's Adventure That Landed Hliii In a Cactus Bush. General Dabnoy I-I. Maury, tho war vet- cran, has a 1'unil of inu-ciloto anil plonty ot vit for spicing it, tinil his utorSiw uri; lis- eucil to with much plead'.uv. His favorite alo'is of his buttle v.'ith a CMCVIIH bash: _ It happened whim wo wuivHtatkiiK'd m Toxiu Upon the bar.h.s uf tho Uk: Graniic, bi'lny iv llttlo nn:;irms one '.lay rog'aiM- a small spook Isnv; moving in tho din- ,(iueo I ilotorminoil to go softly forward to nvostlgato it, 1 iliil uot toll any ono ot ny movements, fotu'lntt to bo kuignod at is a false alarmist. Ay, 1 crept through tho Ijrush toward tho moving spook it sud- donlv grow much largov, uliil 1 saw it was coming straight toward mo. 1 hail no flclil«lass, but as I enjoyed an adventure I determined to moot tin: onomy, no matter what it was. So I stood boldly up anil waited. . '. ., "In a minuto it was In shooting distance of mo, and then I saw it was a splendid white bull. Now, I was uovor ufraul of Taurus, though I hail had sovoral experiences with him on tho pruirius, so, standing my ground, 1 lot fly ut him with my rifle again and again. • "I think I must havo struck him, for no snorted and charged toward me. I shot again, tho shot taking effect in his head. But my shot only augorod him and gavo him fresh strength. With u torrlllo bellow ho lowered his head and mado tor me. I took ouo look at his horns, realized that there was no timo to fins again and dodged him 1 jumpod to ono sido into a pilo of underbrush and lauded right in tho midst of a groat cactus bush. Do you kuow • what a' cactus bush is? In its wild state it is a bundlo of razors, newly sharpened and turned blado toward you, aud I toll on top of 20 koon knives. ''1 lay there until I could flud courago to crawl through tho blades, and, terribly cut, I crept homo. When I told my story, mv comrades did not believe mo. 'Go over thoro hall u milo, and you will find »_white bull doad in tho brush,'I said. He fell as I lay on tho cactus points, and if I hail it to do ovov again I'd tako my chaiico with tho bull."—Now York Recorder. A. Vigorous Quarantine. Tho eastern man in a tough part of Texas was prosont at a chain lightning trial of a man charged with horso stealing— that is to say, ho was not "charged with it ho had boon caught iu tho act, and tho rope was about his nook. Tho eastern man thought it was timo to do something, and he lifted up his voioo. "Gentlemen," ho shouted, "you uot do this thing." Tho crowd stopped in amazement. "What's tho matter with you?" inquired tho leader, coming up closo to tho easterner. "I say you must not do this thing," re- pcatod tho stranger. "Why not?" askod tho loador. "Because it is against tho law." This was a now reasoning, and tho loader staid the proceedings a moment. "Say," ho inquired, l> wluvr air you "Now york," responded tho visitor. Tho gang yelled its disapproval. "I reckon you'd butter scatter, mister, said tho lendor menacingly. "We> road tho papers, wo do, and wo air doin this thing to- a quarantine agin tho brand uv morals you toilers kcop on tup in that town, iox- as ain't no paradise, but it ain't no New York nuthor, Now you git, mister, and, boys, a pull%ll togothor on that thav rope! —New York Hun. TaU ins Care of the Cat. Where tho prosoucoof any kind of'poison is suspooted prompt and onorgetic action is necessary. A liberal doso of lukewarm water, slightly suited, will almost always act as an ornotic, but when tho case is urgent it is bettor to administer at once a sonorous quantity of sweot oil or molted lard After such tin experience the cat will usually need a course of cod liver oil ^ and a- generous diet, and if thoro seems to bo resultant inflammation of the stomach —the symptoms of which are frequent vomiting and rofusal.of food—one grain of tnsnitrato of bismuth twloo a, day will be found beneiloial. '-,';* A little powdered sulphur- mado into a. paste with lard or unsaltod buftej find smeared xvponthe front paws iio\y and then is an excellent tiling to koop a cat i» goort ooanlition, but cure should be taken that there is no exposure to ookl or wot unPW must 11*^" ^i-TI-rT— r-T -• . r -------- J 1 L11134. V *O 4-tV/ VJ^*^* *•«"*»•»*• ~ T— *r - * * • • "j from his perch and nipped »n the bud a ftor tho effects of tho meiUoino havo passed, the scheme he had in mind. They must O g. R avr mea t should, never bo given believe J was in league with the How- saye in cosos where other fooU w Tegwpa ards, and that before they could succeed ftn d it is necessary to bald up the system, S ?h« m T must be brushed from the | then it should be Jfivojajg ^aJWJ": H* und Jxi Pwto^y^ wa-tWWW Jfct.—Fiojepee j?wpy Wu.frhes.ojj ia J4idlsw!- ilowe Journal with them J must ho path. 'Whati bettey that which now presented? Bet the wound of one of them have been a potent factor in preventing I smokoa tbe e»»4le what I feared. J was that apprehensive ^ tlw nowiy p u bu>h04 letters Qf, P9j£- thrt I held my partly discharged revolv- rtdge thwo W o various wfwww ft oy jn hand after entering the road and | ft d Y ent AS » siudont in o«o of ''- r -» 1 " 1 turning in the direction house where I made i too >Yere , This ought to bave <|jsawe4 bis * njcriop 4i<J noi- eon)§> you to of the iy temporary home. What had, become, of them eQUW Rot be gnww& They 1^4 protoaWy go«e the <Jir?otioH of the town and \ v «§" likely to be heard of again Reviewing my wp?fe 0 fT . as I walfeevH ho,rne\w& J saw jittle l» a * - '-' noj afiiv . tl>u poofs wnfos*u>« anil U.P ty» UoglW t« four mpyfuis oj ^bHWO ft &ff£; Q toy )wl tyoa Iw aHo. warm ' He ,. to enpoflrage nje, J failed to §ajB_ a» iota P* il torn of tt to ijt t|w w. to . ww» with PRO tp«w<*P Jfte pw«*wi m tt a Qwww . ttw

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