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   Logansport Journal (Newspaper) - November 19, 1890, Logansport, Indiana                                EARLY AUTUMN country limes are bright with bloom And gcntln airs come stealing through Laden with native wild perfume Qt talm and mint and honcydejv And oer the summers ruditmt flush Lies early autumns dreamy hush In wftysWe nooks the asters gleam Autl frcstfiowers dunce ubovo Ftie sod WbtJo lapsing by the silent stream Reflects the hue ot golden rod That flower wbkh lights a dusky day With of tbe sungods ray UTbo jruptvitii1 clumbers oer the hedge In foldnn festoons sumacs burn torches on the listimi ledge Or liylit the itinc tit every turn Aud ivy riot everywhere 3n red banners on the air A purple mist nf miat Borders the fjncea drifting out OT fostering corners and Its tint AB half of cheer und half of doubt H Jihfi thrdear delightful haze Wider Hie hills these autumn days Jlcd wild growths aro newly met Odd things but little prised of yore Ujftre worae old jewel well reset Take on a worth unseen before As Oook in spriug a graceless weed JB brilliant in its autumn seed Ortoo cricket and the katydid Pipe low their sad prophetic tune TiKtogh airs pulse warm the leaves amid As played around the heart of June So minor strains break on the heart foretelling ago as years depart weet old story of the year Is spinning onward to its close Vtit sounds as welcome on the ear AB In the time of opning rose May iife for all as sweetly wane comes the autumntime again 1 Fairthorne in Harpers Bazar ONE SLEIGH RIDE Where Aleck Found a Lost Love and a Wife 1 had just finished a hearty tand had ordered ray horses to be brought tOi tbe door when the landlord of the inn entered the room rubbing his hands in an awkward manner as if lie did not know just what to say In fact he was so slow about speaking xhat I removed my pipe from my mouth Jong enough to exclaim Well Still continuing his rubbing a thing always exasperated me he re pliedto my exclamation by saying is an odd request I have to make nir considering the state of the roads but there is a lady here tonight who is i desperately anxious to get to Brenton hy morning Then why dont she go the point sir she cant All horses are stormstayed somewhere ia the country and you cant hire a team hereabouts as you may know As there was no house within three miles the landlords proposition seemed incontrovertible VHow did the lady get here I asked just before you did sir one horse and the young fellow drove dont appear to have much Leastwise hes most killed the foorse and it would finish it for certain iofsend it out again on these roads I am not naturally disobliging but to asked to take a passenger in your sleigh when tho snow is deep and likely tocb0 drifted and you are in of ft hurry is not tho most agree request in the world especially the passenger is a lady and there fore more apt to bo a hindrance than an aid incaso of any difficulty arising on theway Moreover since Kate Mac donald and I had quarreled over the attentions paid her bj her rich and handsome cousin which she cither not or would not explain I had nisyor felt in the mood lor ladies sb and that It be pos sible two years ago Inhere was Katie now Iof ten won lored Perhaps at her home Tin Ken tucky possibly married to the hand some cousin A good many things may Xiappen in two years True very little had happened to me but then not much to be expected when one is oh a raiU waly survey outside the limitsof civilir nation The winter drive I was now taking was not on regular business but undertaken as a special favor for fhe head contractor who saidthat cer tain papers just received from England vcpwt reach his brother a confirmed in valid living near the little town of Bren son by a certain day Brenton was a long distance from any railway for in the days of which I write they had not penetrated everywhere Hence I had travel by team and so bad had the roads proved that I was very near being behind time As it was ifevery thing well I would get through in good season My plan was to drive through if possible but if the roads should prove impassable I resolved to loae the horses at some farmhouse and walk in on snowshoes Under these circum stances to be askod to take a lady pas senger was certainly the last request I could have desired really seems in great trouble sir because she cant go on said the landlord as I paused before replying to ais previous remark Well toll her to get ready I said suppose I will have to Say yes By the way sir said the Jandlord if you have not boon over the road be ifore yon want whon you get past thfi burnt land ton miles from here to keep a sharp lookout to the right for u road that turns oft there Take thatj The straight road leads to Brenton but oobody lives on ib Oh yes it i traveled some he added in to my question but in caso youhave leave the team you know All right Ill look out iiattellttie iady to hurry for tho horses are com Jng The landlord vanished and I pre for tho drive When I had donned my overcoats turned up the collar of Che outer one pulled down my tur cap taken two turns around my neck with a huge comforter I caught a glimpse of myself in the glass and laughed at thethought that my intend ing passenger would not be ablo to toil whether she had a yotins man or an old ncjorva indeed whether I was black or white Going out to the sleigh arranged the robea to my liking and was just be ginning to get impatient to bu off when an animated bundle of clothes with a suggestion of femininity aiout it emerged from the inndoor followed by the landlord Heres your passenger sir ho cried adding lly gracious but its a cold night A muffled voice from out ot the bun dle of clothes said something that 1 did not quite catoh but 1 made no reply to either The lady took urr place in the sleigh I sprung in beside her tho land lord and the hostler tucked in the robes bade us goodnight and we were off under the shining stars with much tinkling of bells the sleighrunners singing over the frosty snow It was twentyfour miles to Brenton and the loneliest road in the State 1 did not feel sufficiently reconciled to Having a companion to be much dis posed to conversation but as the wind oame with more than unusual fierceness through an opening in the trees I in quired of tho lady if suo felt cold She hesitated for almost a minute before re plying when sho assured me by a curt monosyllable that she was not So thought I and made no further effort to talk The going was heavy but not especially so for the way lay through the forest and was not drifted Four miles brought us to the burnt land a long windswept spnce where there were just enough fallen trees along the roadway to catoh the driven show It soon appeared tbatthe road here was a succession of drifts not deep but solid and that if any teams had been over it during the day their tracks had long since been filled in Indeed I could see in the bright star light that fine snow almost like ice dust was moving swiftly over the great white surface spread out before us The horses could no longer tfot but settled down to a walk the wind whistling through the harness and blow ing their manes and tails till they pro jected almost horizontally How cold It was In the northwest the bright disk of Venus shone with wonderful splendor and the pitiless wind seemed to come straight from the star There seemed to be a merciless glare in the splendid planet andllonged for a cloud to cover it from sight I shivered under all my clothing and began to feel un easy for my companion Are you cold I shouted for the winds rendered it useless to speak in an ordinary tone muffled as we were and not facing each other She answered thatshe waswhereupon 1 told her to get as low down in ttfb sleigh as possible which she did arid I pulled the robes over her head she nestling very close to me Somehow this was not altogether disagreeable and in my imagination I began to pict ure what my companion was like I concluded that she was young and beautiful without any reason whatever except that it would be vastly more pleasant to be taking care of such a sill than of one who was old and ill favored The windswept stretch of road was six miles long and when we had gone abouta third of the distance the horses stopped Looking ahead I found that the drifts bad deepened and that they were standing in it up to their bodies I urged them a little but soon saw that it was of no use They only plunged in a manner to endanger themselves and the sleigh There was but one thing to and break aroad Telling my companion to crouch low in the sleigh I covered her well with the robes and going in front of the horses began to tramp down the siiow The poor animals stood shivering in the wind andI worked with allmy speed yet itwas more than an hour I judge before I hada track made for them to the sleighI was thoroughly heated and as wet from per spjration as if I had been plunged into water I knew I was running a fearful risk in sitting down in that piercing wlpd but these seemed to be no alter native so protecting myself as well as possible from the blast which seemed to gtbw in strength I urged the horses along As thoj 7proceeded slowly my companion threw the covering from her head and said You must have got heated working as hard as yoii did and you will take cold unless you take something at once IE you sit there till the cold strikes you you will die The voice seemed to have a trace of tears in it batthat was doubtless due to the fact thatshe herself wasfar from comfortable I do not think there Is any danger Isaid But I know there is she answered Then throwing down the robes she stood up in the sleigh and added Give me Get down there out of the wind and cover yourself up I will do nothing of the kind I re plied You must she insisted or you will die At this moment a shudder passed over me and I realized what truth there might be in her words She di vined tho reason for my silence and said You ktiow I am rigbt Ob why will you not do what I ask But Never mind me I will be all right besides it will only be for a little while A second shudder worse thati the first rMsed Me thoroughly to my dani ger and protesting that it was only for a minute or two that I would avail my self of the1 the sleighbox I crouched down and allowed her to cover me over 1 was soon shaking like one In an arguefit growing hot and cold by turns How terribly slow we seemed to be going Two or throe times I tried to rise reins but was unable and my companion assured me each time that she was not Cold and was do ing excitement kept her warm she said 1 did not believe her then and I know now that what she said was not she sufierod terribly but I did not know until tbjiv told me weeks afterward at the hotel in Brenton that sho took off her own wraps to make my covering heavier for I was insensible when they lifted me from the sleigh I remember when the grinding of the runners on tho drifts seemed to cease and have a con fused recollection of the quicker tink ling of the bolls ac tho horses struck a trot when the woods were reached again but of the remainder of the journey I remember nothing When three weeks later weak from fevor I employed my first conscious minute in inquiring after my com pan ion the nurse told me that she had driven the horses into lirentonata gallop Not knowing about tho two roads she had naturally enough followed tho straight one and so for fourteen miles had driven alone through the forest witb me lying unconscious at her feet Tho hostler of tho only hotel that Brenton boasted was at the door looking for the mailstage when he saw a toam coming down the forest road at a terrific pace a woman standing in the sloigh and ply ing the whip with all her strength She had drawn rein before the door and springing out exclaimed Never mind me See to Mm and pointed to where I lay They carried me into the house and put me to bed while the lady fell before the fire in a faint caused half by weariness and half by the reaction of her nervous power Strange to say she was not really much the worse for her terrible expe rience but I had waked up in a fever and for three weeks had been out of my mind Where is tho lady now I asked but added Of course she has gone 1 would like to have soon her Tho nurse stepped aside without re plying I looked up for some explana tion when my eyes rested on the face of Katie Macdonald Katie was all I could say Aleck she replied and took my out stretched hand in hers Katie I asked after a moment of happiness too deep for words Is it pos sible that you were my companion and savior She smiled in her old sweet way as she answered I do not know about my being tho last but I certainly was the first And I did not know But I did she said with a merry laugh And what is more I knew you after you first spoke to me I looked at her hands There was no ring upon the small white fingers Katie 1 said they tell me you saved my life but you had better have let me lose it unless you promise to share it with me She did not speak but the look in her eyes was enough and I did not press for an answer After a fow moments she said You must not talk about foolish things but hurry and get well The horses are ready the roads are good and I want to get you safely on your homeward journey Then for tho first time my business came into my head and I spoke about it Never mind about that she said It was very Impertinent of me but I looked at your papers found out what you had to do and did it for you Seeing my look of astonishment she added Oh it was easy enough You see we came upon tho same business The gentleman whom you had como to see was my uncle and ho had written me to be sure to be here on the day we ar rived as it was important that I should sign some papers in his presence They were about property which comes to me when I am twentyone she explained and you had the papers As it turned out it did not really make much differ ence whether I got there that day or not My uncle thought it did but it seems he was wrong so I need not have compelled you to take an unwelcome companion for a sleighdrive And now to answer your question If you are satisfied to trust your future happi ness to a person who insists on going where she is not wanted and who looks over peoples papers without permis sjon why Aleck you can have me What ensued does not concern any one but Maga zine HUMORING A STRANGER A Clever English Rascal Bleeds an Equal ly Dishonest Broker A stock broker who was on his way to the city observed that one of his fellow passengers in the bus was eying him and after a time the man leaned over and asked Didnt I see you in Liver pool in 1879 The broker wasnt in Liverpool that year but thinking to humor the stranger he replied in the affirmative Dont you remember handing a poor shivering wretch a halfcrown one nigh t outside the Eoyal Hotel I do Well Im the chap I was hard up out of work and about to commit sui cide That money made a new man of me By one lucky spec and mother 1 am now worth Ah glad to hear it And now I want you to take a sov ereign in place of that half crown I can not feel easy until the debt is paid Thebrokor protested and objectedbut finally just to humor the man betook the note offered him and returned tho change The stranger soon left the bus and every thing might have ended then and there if the brokeron reaching the office hadnt ascertained that the flyer was a counterfeit and that he was out of City Press new and most useful invention Agents wantedin every part of Germany Light blankets with large labels for pigs cows and horses to pro tect these animals while feeding from the zeal of the shortsighted and zealous amateur sportsman Easy terms to farmers with large stocks Names printed distinctly in red blue or black on a fast colors and can be read from a long distanceFliejrende Blatter SUBMARINE CABLES How the tiroitt eean TKlrftrapli MllllB HIKl IToticfrll According to tho latest report of tho International Bureau of Telegraph Ad ministration tho submarine telegraph system of the world consists of 130070 nautical miles of cable Government administrations own miles while 107 546 are the property of private com panies Tho totiil cost of those cables is in the neighborhood of 00 000 000 The largest owner of submarine cables is tho Eastern Telegraph Company whose system covers tho ground from England to India and comprises 21800 miles of cable Tho Eastern exten sion which exploits the farKast has 12953 miles more Early in last year the system of West African cables which started from Cadiz only six years ago was completed to Cape Town so that tho Dark Conti nent is now completely encircled by submarine telegraph touching at nu merous points along the coast More than 17000 miles of cable have been re quired to do th s and several compa nies with more or less aid from the British French Spanish and Portu guese Governments have participated in carrying out the work The Norbh Atlantic is spanned by no less than eleven cables all laid since 1870 though I think not all are working at the present time five companies are engaged in forwarding telegrams be tween North America and Europe and the total length of the cables owned by them including coast connections is over SO 000 nautical miles Let us first see what a submarine cable is and how it is made To do this a visit must be made to the enor mous factory on the banks of tho Thames a few miles below London Here the birth of the cable maybe traced through shop after shop machine after machine The foundation of all is tbe conductor a strand of seven fine copper wires This slender copper cord is first hauled through a mass of sticky black compound which causes tho thin coat ing of guttapercha applied by the next machine to adhere to it perfectly and prevents the retention of any bubbles of air in the interstices between the strands or between the conductor and the guttapercha envelope One envelope is not sufficient how ever but the full thickness of insulat ing material has to be obtained by four more alternate coatings of sticky com pound and plastic guttapercha The conductor is now insulated and has developed into core Before going any further the core is coiled in to tanks filled with water and tested in order to ascertain whether it is electrically per fect i e that thpro is no under leak age of eiectrlcity through the gutta percha iniulating envelope The aro made from the testing room replete with beautiful and elab orate apparatus by which measurements finer and more accurate than those even of the most delicate chemical bal ance may be made Every foot of core is Rested with these instruments both before and after being made up into cable and careful records are presorved of tbe results After the core has been all tested and passed the manufacture of the cable goes on The core travels through an other set of machines which first wrap it with a thick serving of tarred jute and then with a compact armoring of iron or steel wires of mrylngthickness according to the depth of water in which the cable is intended to bo laid Above the armoring in order to preserve the iron from rust as long as possible is applied a covering of stout canvas tape thoroughly impregnated with a pitch like compound and sometimes the iron wires composing the armor are separ ately covered with Hussion hemp as an additional precaution against corrosion Scribners Magazne Riohard Backrnoroj whose name notwithstanding many Inter novels associated with Lorna Boons is a descendant of good old Dr Dod dridge and resides at Teddington oa the Thames He is averse to notoriety and is known among his neighbors for his success in market gardening and fruit raising rather than by his literary triumphs He is now past sixty and lives a retired life in his lovely home surroundei by rural scenes la the composition of his novels he exercises the greatest care and sometimes pro duces only a single paragraph at a sit ting N Y Ledger 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