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   Burlington Hawk-Eye (Newspaper) - May 18, 1890, Burlington, Iowa                                THE BURL ESTABLISHED WRITTEN BY CAPTAIN CHARLES mXUAVIX KANT THE COLONELS ttl Tor CHAPTER IHE best laid schemes mice and men gang aft Ray ill in mind and had yielded to bur lords and dntwiniiiitd to start eastward witli her Jack mg was iilrnady naa promised hcrsHf Uiat xbwould within thirtysix hours put Hayne in possession of neruuii or theories which in bur opinion bore strongly upon the clearing up of the case against him Haynihad determined that he would see the coming day and begin active towards the restoration of liis social rights the doc tor had aliotti derided on a new proj ect for inducing Clancy to unbosom himself of what he knew tired of tinlong was almost ready to welcome anything which should establish his subalterns and was on tb poinl of asking for six months leave just as soon as lie had arrange for ClancyV final discharge from sen ice had for staying at the post until thai house hold was fairly anil srniurrily removed aud plan was lo take to thf ilinimit shn hud Minn otliw schemes and no but thcsn inainlv concerned our loading and one and all ibiy to tho right about by HIP of the following The with his gruff In had Ueij uu Uor urrlviK lor 1a s to pnwod on this particular iliih lo a town u days journey eastward iy A cxjuit martial compiled inainlv of lield ollicfrs was ordered ihorc to assunihln for thi trial of an captain of cavalry whose propensity was not so much to got drunk as never to gel drunk without cuii comilani niblieiiy and It wns a rare thing for tbe old war dog to lake so much as i glass wine he went for moulds without il but the instant he began to drink In was moved to do or say something and that was the trouble was m unlucky old who hud risen from the low est Jonght with and at ooiuniandxl his regiment dur ing tho war bill war records could nol Kavo him when wouldnt save and he hud lo Tbe court was or and the resull was a foregone con The Us adjutant and SUmnard wore to drive to towu during tho afternoon mid tako the cast bound leaving Waldrou in command of the jjost but liofore guard mounting a telegram was which was sent from department headquarters the evening announcing that one of tbe otlieers detailed for Ihe court was seriously ill and Waldrou to take his So it resulted in the posl being lefl to the coinmand of tbe senior captain present for and that man was Hohad never had no big i command liofore in all his Waldron of coursehad logo homo and make bis bad brief opportunity lo speak with H was that they bad u short talk together on the majors and that when they parUil the major shook him wariulvand cordially by I be IJosn and some juniors happened to be coming down along the walk at the mo seeing as though with pointed meaning tinmajor called so that all eonUl bear Hy the wish you would drop in occasionally while Im and take Waldron oul for n walk or drive my horses are always at your writo lo you about that mallei I be Ive had a chance ID Ijilk w iib ilie And llayne touched his cap in parting and went blithe ly till with brightened eyo and rising liuxtou glowered after him u and ronversalion suddenly eoased in their he blurtud out mo your major might do a jTinJ deal luMtir by biuiMIf and his regi ment by standing up fur Us morale and discipline than by openly Haunting his favonlKm tor conviits in our If J weie in your Id cut Vou wouldnt have muttered one of the group lo bis neiglilur the cut would have In en on tbe other side long the shaker was Hustons own said His eves were troubled and and he looked after Hayne with an expression far more wearied Hum The major is fond of said with mischievous lithasnt Iven 10 the club since the night you sang Eileen That was about the time Haynes put in Waldron says hi goes and owls Hnyue now night after night just to hear him would be well for if lie kept a better guard on liaynesothec said with a black I dont know bow you gentle men in the Eifiers look upoif such mat but iu the man who dared to introduce a woman of the town into his quarters would lx kicked out in short You dont moan to say that anybody accuses Hayne of do yonrasked in I I say this to it has but just and onlv one or two know To pro veil positively hes got to bo allowed more rope for he got her out of the way last time before we could clinch the If be sus pects it is known he wont repeat it if kept to ourselves he will probably try it be Now I charge you all to regard this as Capt said this jsao serious matter that I dont like to believeit Who can prove such a atory Of course Vou are far but I dont believe it was for any such purpose as you seem to other you think Im circu lating baseless do you I have said nothing of tbe kind and I protest against your puttmgwordR into my mouth I never You intimated us any ho and you plainly dont believe I dont I dont see how it could Couldnt the woman drive out from town after send tbe carriage and have it call for her again in the morn ingr asked it isnt a proved fact that a woman spent the night at oven if a was seen coming Youve got hold of some Sudsrille replied I have I By Ill teach you better manners before we get through with this Do vou know who saw the and who saw the bnth at Haynes quar ters CerUiiily I What I dont un dftrstand is how you should have I fen made thft recipient of the just govern your ajid remember you are shaking to your sujerior and dont venture to treat my KtaWmenl with disrespect j 1 saw it You ulpedltosC while amaze and j since nothmg else tell it I and I again to her she started at the sight that met her There stood like Juno in inflexi glaringat rtnHBIi8iiiilnig height of which she was so and pointing in speechless indignation at the little note that lay upon the open port i For moment neither Then Miss who had turned verv I but whose bine eyes never flinched i and whose lips were sec and whose little foot was tapping the carpet thus began I do not recognize your right to overhaul my desk or supetrisj my cor Understand this said who hated the baptismal name as much as did her and used it only when she desired to be especially and desperately impressive I found it by I never dreamed of such a possibility as this I even after what I have seen and could have belie ved you guilty of this now thit I have found I hare the right to what are its contents I decline to tell Do yon deny my right to inquire I will not discuss that question The other is far I will not tell except this there U no word there that an engaged jjirl should not that I mean tosatisfv or Yon will not open No Put that letter down You have never known me to prevaricate in the faintest and you have 110 excuse for I will furnish a copy of that for Van Antwerp at any time but you cannot see You still persist in your wicked and unnatural intimacy with that even after all that I have told Now for the last time hear me Ihavestriven not to tell you this I have striven not to sully your thoughts by such a revelation iQWA SUNDAY MAY incredulity shot across his startled exclaimed others of the in evident astonishment ind Itaynor alone looked was no news to while to every oilier man in I Inpjtrly ii was u Up to that instant the prevailing belief had Ixen with Uoss that Buxlou had found garrison gossip and was building an edifice His positive state was too much for Ihe Now what have you to say he in rude triumplu There was no answer for moment then Ross spoke Of 1 withdraw any expression of It never oc curred to nie that you could have seen May I when and how tell you rny husband told me in sacred though soon enough it will be a scandal to the whole Anil when darkness settled down on Fort Warrener that starlit April evening and the first warm breeze from the south catne sighing about the and one by one the lights appeared along of ficers there was no light in Nellie Travers The little note lay in ashes on tbe and with burn shame stricken with a gnawing pain at her hiding her face iu her And yet it was a jolly evening after for some hours and for sorno As Earner and her sister were so soon to probably by the mor rows train if their section could be se i T n meir The last umol was ohVer of the j curedthe rison a ec fc sir and CautBayncrw my witness as an informafoancc a to the whom I need not saw it with There is no The woman was And Burton stood enjoying the Eoss looked white and He turned slowly looked then exclaimed You are sure it was not some one that had a right lo be there How could it be said You know he has not an ac quaintance in or who could be with him there at night Does the commanding officer know of askod after a moments 1 am the commanding said with majestic dig least I will be after 33 oclock and you may depend upon gentle ibis tbing will not occur while I am iu command without its receiving tbe exact treatment it Ee not a word of thistoanv You are as much interested as I am in bringing to justice a man who will disgrace bis uniform and his regi ment ami insult every lady in the garri son by such an This sort of thing of course will run him out of the service for gooil and We simply have to be sure of our ground and make the evi dence Leave that to me the Their mnollncement of impending parture had come so suddenly and un expectedly that there was no time to prepare anything such as a gennan with but good mu quite ready to treat a man as a but J hell do any That is characteristic of your of said with tilting wither me with I Jiave a tight to my and I have Jawwn Hayne for and if Idid believe turn guilty crime fire years ago Frn notvo believe him guilty of another ing of But Jlayner had already told Just as Waldrbn was driving off to the that bright April after atiil bis carriage was whirling tlirough tin east tho driver caught sight of ILiy ue running up Prai rie waving his hand and shout ing to He reigned in his spirited bays with and Hayne finally caught up with llaviieV asked with kindly leaning out of his i They will ln back Here j is a telegram that has just i 1 cant you how sorry I aiit not to be here to welcome them but j Waldron will lie aud shewill conic to call the moment you let her i Keep them till I if i possibly i Uod bless and luck A little later that afternoon Eav ncr had occasion to go into her sisters Ii was almost and Nellie had been summoned downstairs to see Both she ladies were busy with us became an and Miss as became the doing all the Itwas rather trying to pack all the trunks and receive visitors of both sexes at odd Somte of her garrison acquaintances would harebeen glad to come aud but those whom she would have welcomed were not agreeable to the lady of the those the lady of the housewould have chosen were not agreeable to The relations between the sisters were some what strained and and had been growing more more so for sev eral days past Kayners desk was already packed She wanted send a and bethought her of her sis ters Opening it she drew out some paper and and with the latter came an envelope sealed and One glance at its superscription sent tbeJjlood to her cheek and fire to her Was it possible Was it credible Her her baby her pride and she found her stronger in proud truthful Nell was beyondqnes tion corresponding with Here was a note addressed to How many more might not have been ex sic and an extemporized supper could be had without The colonels wife and most of the cavalry on con had decided that it was the very thing to and Uie young officers took hold with a will they were always ready for a Now that Eayner was really go the quarrel should be and the ladies would all be as pleasant to her as though notlung had pro of she dropped her absurd airs of injured womanhood and behaved with The colonel had had a brief talk with his better half before starting for the and suggested that it was very probable that Rayner luid seon tbe folly of her ways by that captain certainly had been behaving as though he regretted the if encouraged by a sort of man lier she would be glad to He felt far less anxiety herein than he did in leaving the post to the command of So scrupulously had he been courteous to that intractable veteran that Buxtou had no doubt in his own mind that the colonel looked upon him as the model officer of the It was singularly unfortunate that he should have 10 be left in but his one or two seniors among the cap tains were away on long and there was no help for The seriouslv had a few words of earnest talk with him before leaving the cautioning him so particularly not to all her eyes across the dim level Others came hurrying out from the hall Other young officers ran in pursuit of the first Whafs the matter Whafs happened were the questions that flew from lip to must go faltered Nellie dont It cant be anything even as they a man came running towards Is the doctor hereT he Whats the trouble3 asked as he squeezed his burly form through the crowded Youre Lootnant Haynes shot an Rayner hes hurt Straight as an arrow Blake had sped across the darted through the east had arrived breathless at the wooden porch of Haynes Two bewildered look ing members of the guard were at the Blake pushed his way through the little hallway nd into the dimly lighted where a strange scene met his eyes Hayne lay senseless and white upon the lounge across the room a young and pretty sin gularly like him in feature and in the color of her abundant was kneel ing beside chafing his im ploring him to look at unmindful of the fact that her feet bare and that only a loose wrapper was thrown over her white night dress Rayner was seated in a deathly and striving to stanch the blood that flowed from a deep gash in his temple and forehead he seemed still stunned as by the force of the blow that had felled and speech less with amaze and heaven only knows what other was glaring at a athletic stranger in stocking undershirt and held by three frightened looking soldiers and covered by the carbine of a was hurling defiance and denunciation at the commanding A revolver lav upon the floor at the feet of a corporal of the who was groaning in A thin veilof powder smoke floated through the As Blake leaped cav alry shoulder knots and helmet cords gleaming in the flash of recog nition shot into the strangers and he curbed his fearful excitement and stopped short in his What devils work is this demanded glaring intuitively at These people resisted my and had to take the said Bnx A MOSAIC OF HawkEye Glances at Various Current PRICE 15 CENTS PER Oberommercani Draft on RerordCanceled perian Sfnlr a Fof or tnose wno nave carefully hoavded the green the three cent and the five cent stamp Mid tbe of all Bat the seekers of wealth by gfannp selling are mot likely to acquire great If they have only collected a few or even they would better become discour aged and give it for the wholesale A LTHOCGH the Passion Play at Oberammergan will not be given until nearly seven months file work of preparation is goins oil vigorously in the little village consecrated to this A correspond ent of the London writing from says The building in closing the stage is almost finished and already towers aloft in noble in its out ward form the archi tectural style of a Grecian In the interior the work of staying and proping the covering and decorations of the side wall and back grounds is going busily The staging for the cur tain is also The latter will be constructed so as to separate in the cen ter and roll toward the top and The hand of the principal stage au thority at Here iBrt liS recognized unless for some particular recant they are extrinsically more valuable is a And that is a hundred changed Euthlessly now she explored tbe searching for something from butvher was what could she what could die do to convey to her erring sister anaoe aense of the extent of her dMpieas are How could she bring lut In nrtn of her Kellie fee be taotbed wife Of Steven Van Donwqjonding secretly witb whose ctqpe laden it tad wasas nothing compared to vice interfere with any of the established de tails and customs that Buxton got very much and showed If your evidence were not imperative ly necessary before this court I declare I believe Td leave you said the colonel to his There is no telling what mischief Buxton wont do if left to It must have been near and the hop was going along and who wasofficerof was just escorting his wife into and although lookinga trifle tired and was brigbtlywith a knot of young when a corporal of the guard came to thedoor The commanding officers and bedcires to see tho officer of the day at There was a general Isnt that Buxton all colonel would never think of sending for an officer in tbe dead of except for a fire or alarm but old begins putting on frills the moment he gets a Thank Im not on guard tonight laid What can her want with you asked Tbe idea of soe captain ordering another aroondlike UnsT EH be back in fire said he picked up his sword and 7 Butten and be came not Eayner grew worried and Blake led her out on the rude piazza to see what they could several others strolled out at tbe same The music had the night air was not too Not a soul was in sight out on the starlit Not an unusual sound was There was nothing indicate tbe faintest trouble and yet Capt the com manding lad been called out by his striker1 or soldier servant before ii had not returned at and in little over half art boor had sent for tbe officer of the What did it mean Questioning and talking thus among somebody HarkT and held op a warning there sounded on the night air a then a 8creamtbenjall was Clancy again said That was Jiot tins a far different answered and toreaway across the parade at fast ashii long legs vould carry Look The guard are running toof cried Whatean itbeT the gfeamof the site ooald be aeen as tbe men ran rapidly were the guards doing here in Gods are you doing here demanded forgetful of all consideration of rank and command in the face of such evident I ordered them enter and A Search what what for woman I badreason to believe he outhere from What You infernal idiot shes his own and this gentlemans wifeT The broken only by tbe hard breathing of some of the excited men and cry of the was for a moment Isnt this as though to make and turning one instant from his furious tjlarc at his superior Tlie still though no longer replied between his set teeth Ive told him By is there no limit to your asininitr What fearful work will you do next Ill arrest if you speak an nther disrespectful word thundered recovering consciousness that as officer he could defend him self against Blakes Do it and know what I would say if a lady were not Do it rl you think you can stand having this tlung ventilated by the Pah I cant waste words on Whos gone for the doctor you let go of Hurley Help Hur Get your wife back to her Bring me some one of Aud with that he was bend ing over Hayne and unbuttoning tho fa tigue uniform in which he was still Another moment and the doc tor had come and with him half the young officers of the Eayner was led away to his own Bos dazed and frightened ordered the guards back to their and stood pondering over the enormity of bis blun No one spoke to him 01paid the faintest attention other than to elbow bun out of the way occasionally The doctor never so much as noticed Blake had briefly recounted the catas trophe to those who first acd as the story went from mouth to month it grew no better for Once he turned short on and in ag grieved and sullen tone remarked thought you fellows in the Eiflers said he had no We werent apt to be invited to meet them if he had but I dont know that anybody was in position to know any thing about it Whats that got to do with this Id like to hear At last somebody took him had arrived and been admitted to Hurleys The doctor refused to go to Capt even when a messenger came from Eayner He referred her to liis Hayne bad regained but waS sorely He had been floored by a blow from the butt of a musket but the report that he was shot proved hap pily His right hand still lav near the hilt of his light sword there was little question that he had raised his weapon against a superior and would have used it with telling effect Few people slept that night along offi cers Xever had Warrener heard of such excitement Buxton knew not what to He paced tbe floor in agony of for he well understood that there was no shirking the responsi From beginning to end he was the cause of the whole He had gone so far as to order his corporal to and he knew it could be proved against Thank the perplexed corporal had shot and the other barring the one who bad saved Bayner from a furious lunge of the lien tenants had used thenweapons as gingerly and reluctantly as At the very he an investiga tion and fearful scandal must come of it Everywhere areto be seen practical arrangements for raising and lowering the backgrounds and ceil ing The light falls in greac abund ance through the glass voof of the which may be further illuminated through the sliding sash doors upon both is raay be The stage it self is larked by a painted after the of a transformation is so constructed as to admit of be ing shifted Very interest ing ihfi additions to the middle stage there are city and houses of he high ali of oiled linen juid sheet which are capable of being taken to pieces for The arcades upon the left side and the house of Pilate are and await only the hand of the proportion these halis are so the middle with tile and glass has an appearance of But here also the lirst glance is decep for the walls are hut shells of tim ber covered with a matting of and finished off with i layer cement two centimeters in innovation which is a complete substitute for mas sive mason sufficient re sistance to the deteriorating effect ofthe rough highland and naturally costs much Now that the side ar cades are completed and in the width of the proscenium can for the first time be It has a breadth of fortytwo The stage of the Court theatre at Munich has a breadth of only twentynine The building of the boxes and other seats for the spectators is already finished in the rough they will contain numbered The work of excavating the earth for the orchestra is well under A part of the space for the orchestra will be car ried under the while the rest will be concealed from the public by means of a flat tent Quite worthy of note is the consumption of timber by these buildings up to a short time ago the cost of hewn building timber had reached the sum of There are abont twentyfire workmen employ ed in the Smaltat Draft on The smallest draft ever issued by the treasury department willbedrawnin the course of a few It is for the mag nificent sum of one cent and is to pay for property at the lowest At the last session of congress therepresentativefrom Lowell succeeded in having a bill passed appropriating for the erection of a public build ing here and the purchase of a Half a dozen different property owners were anxious to have the government buy their as they thought it would be a good thing for The famoo bunting in which Butlar is such a large owns a large plot of ground near the and offered it to the government for a very low thinking that if the postoffice was built there the companys other property would enhance in Considerable property was owned bv an estate at the other end ot the and for the same reason they offered land equally as The contest between the two waged warm for a time until at last the Butler people executed a master move and offered the property to the government for But the other syndicate heard what had been done and offered their ground for 1 and this offer the government finally and the draft for 1 cent will soon be sent to the agent of the The same routine will have to befallowed in regard to this draft as if it were for All tbe papers will have to be carefully examined by the accounting officers in the first in and there will be about fourteen signatures on the warrant before the draft is finally signed by tbe secretary of the An The most famous and unique spearean collection in the that of the late Halliwell is about to be placed on public By the terms of his will it was provided that for the space of one year following his death the city of Birming ham should have the sole option of pur chasing for a stated sum his unrivaled treasury of relics of the immortal The Birmingham how declined the offer on the ground that it had no money to waste on liter ary and as the years option has now the collection lies open to the competition of both the eastern and tbe western Why do I buy postage stamps said of 229 Pearl to a Tribune to sell of Who wants themT If people did not want them I cer tainly should not buv Give one instance of a reasonable de mand for there is a big cigarette companr which has a canceled stamp on a picture which is given away with every box of The company uses millions of A certain publication gives a stamp book for so many the coupons going with the What kind of stamps do von All Butwho wants common green two cent stamps They are not they are less common in West ern Bulgaria than in Xew York I buy stamps in all parts of Europe and bring them to and I ship American stamps to all parts of How many stamps do you buy a year I bought over last For fifteen vears I have averaged about What becomes of them Think of all the shops where stamps are A great many people make collections and the stamps are all gath ered for them in this What do you pay for stamps One hundred dollars for of any I dont care what they I will take Hut I pay a great deal more for rare of Some times people find old stamps which hare been lying around for Frequently they are very Suppose yon were to get an order to day for could von fill it Would vou buv as many How do you handle them Those packing cases there are full of You see the stamps are assorted and put up in envelopes and boxed for shipment It would not would to count two cent stamps how do yon manage that can estimate them almost pre cisely by So canceled stamps really have a market value If they did as I said I should not buy Bring round or in boxes or and see for There are few things in these days that are allowed to go to And lie picked up a pack age of foreign stamps and gave them to the reporter as a nest York A Stale a Fog Jupiter can boast of the most intelli gent mule on The male is 21 years Every night he proceeds to the life saving It is customary for the man on watch to discharge his coston signal a red light when vessels come too near the The mule has caught on1 to what this signal So every night at 8 oclock the sailors four legged friend proceeds to walk the and if a vessel comes too near the shore he sends forth a neigh that makes night Port or starboard your helm is the order on the and away sail the jolly tars in safety and with a grateful heart to the four legged patrol STORIES ABOUT AN1MA1S And Curosities of Animate and In animate Bombarding a PythooA Zoological freak The Rat Remarkable CaveThe I Night though it be sent for the act mg adjutant and several of his brother setting refreshments be fore besought their He was atin commanding officer de but be bad lost an stomach for its He would have been glad to send f Hake and beg his pardon for submittins to Jus insubordinate and abusive lan if that course could have stopped inquiry but he wen knew Oat the whole tbing would be noised abroad in leai than TO BE COS StnagM by Cellar A singular resulting in the death of a little 2yearold daughter of Orlando yrirtant secretary of the board of county school eommiBBoners of Carroll occurred in Tbe child was plajiag with a small porcelain collar which sba had put in her month and attempted to It lodged in the windpipe and produced A physician succeeded ia removing the but it was too as tbe child died immediately Cincinnati CAHdUD B Amf Ome tCaa Ftad a Cfeod Mai Has anv one stampmor or The man who has long been wanted bypeople who saved op stamps and who have them for years has Heae tnaltv buys canceled stamps bythe miB no or hundred Inewafi given bcDefitof iu The most delicious fruit to be found in Brazil is the Northerners who eat this fruit weeks after it has been picked iu its green state have only a faint idea of its lusciousnesa and delicious Here the pineapple is picked when the tropical sun has per fected its chemical work and the fruit is ready to melt in the It would be an affront to nature to sprinkle sugar upon it when It is over running with and of incomparable The finest pineapples are those found in but the fruit grows almost everywhere in There are other such as alligator chiritnoyas and and a great variety of tropical Fruit is cheap the finest pineapples being sold for three or four cents to the experienced and for ten cents to the unwary New York A Trains There can be only so many so many go many so many young lads in The end of that employment tether is very soon and the what are they to do and what are their guardians and tlieir to do for them Nothing is more wearing upon a thoughtful nature than the recognition of its inability to answer with common sense the What would you advise me to do It occurs and recurs and daily the heavy foot of disappointment descends the walks upon the hardened whose stones are less hard than the hearts of ordinary men toward their Howard in New York A TOwling Some of the experiences of whaling are not pleasant to One es pecially is impressed upon my memory I was bow oarsman in a boat fastened to a big sperm The line was going out so fast that the harpooner was pour ing water on and he turned to me and handed me the give me some I dipped it overboard and turned to give it to To my he was gone not a man saw him go and not a sound did he Toe rope in some way took a turn about and he was jerked over so quick that he no doubt never knew what hart Letter ia Philadelphia Very Cm very Charlie didnt suit He never 414 have7 Very taking Pardon but it taking wav that we could not Boston wai not a Boston young hot ed colored who orer tarttodeclare that there werent T was during the cold when snakes were partially or wholly that this adventure happened had it been in the hot when snakes are the story have had a different Macintyre and his party went day to examine a hole or crevice under a rock where it was supected a python lay and sure enough it was for they could see a bit of the tail end protruding from the They let it alone at thinking when the sun it might come forth to bask in its In they were for on the following day the snake was notto be seen on closer the tail was found sticking out as Various efforts were made to dislodge A fire was lit in front and the smoke but this had no The earth was even scraped away and the hole when they could see the coils of the monster as thick as a mans thigh but except that their operations were occasionally interrupt ed by the startling presence of the creatures which it oocasion ally poked toward the darting out its little forked it gave small signs of They had even determined to try to draw We all somewhat I must lay hold of its To this familiarity it showed its objection by a decided incli nation to wag its caudal which had such an electrical effect oo our nerves that we dropped it like a hot po shall I call A shot would in all probability have in duced the snake to quit its but then the shot must have torn and dis figured its beautiful which the gen eral wished to secure uninjured as a spec In che meantime more efficient tools for digging had been sent and these now arrived borne upon an A bright idea now struck tha they might draw the snake out with elephant Sufficient rope for tht purpose was loosened from the elephants and this about the thickneg of a mans was hitched around the py thons its remaining length brought up again to the pad and fastened thus doubling its Now came the tug of war A sudden jerk might have torn the skin the mahout was therefore warned to put on the strain Little did we know what a tough and obstinate customer we had to deal Tighter and tighter grew the when crack went one of Still the strain was when other had snapped leaving the snake in statu The snake was finally dislodged bj counter mining and killed with a charge of When measured it was found to be twentyone feet in length and about two feet in Half Mali The Zoological gardens have just re ceived several specimens of the which has not been exhibited since tbe year It fairly common tliroughout the Cape colony and in other of and extends its range to It is one of those birds which has proved a difficulty to the sys for it does not fit accurately mto any classiScatory It is half a heron and half a with a general appearance which is unlike that of On the in its structure it cornea nearer to the and it has the rather melancholy demeanor of that It fives upon fish and Curiously enough it is looked upon by some of the natives of both Africa and Madagascar as bird of evil In Africa it is held to be sacred and So possess the power of There is something por tentous and solemn about the behavior of all these herons and bitterns which easily accounts for the origin of these Occasionally the umbrette relaxes the severity of its demeanor and executes a fantastic dance with outspread It is also a bird of refined and Aesthetic which are not shared by its im mediate the herons and It adorns its nest with frag ments of bits of and any other bright looking objects which come in its The nest itself ia enormous six feet its interior divided into three This is an unheard of especially as it only lays two eggs and does take any such as Daily The Rat PlaTle in The rat plague in the fen district of Lincolnshire still continues to cause much uneasiness among the A press representative was recently conducted over one of the affected and was astonished at the enormous destruc tion wrought in all The runs in the stacks were as large as rabbit bur and in many instances half the produce of some crops has been The woodwork of the buildings has been gnawed while the holes in the drain banks are so numerous as to form a kind of vast The rats ap pear almost as numerous as Mall MOM CoantyM Bcmarkable 9am the enterprising lessee of the broke into a natural care witn tne vents ot tnermat from the accretions of which milhooa of dol lars in bullion been given to commercial Tyack re moved several of these ia perfect intending to forward to Professor chief of state mining who will highly appreciate The few who have been permitted to view this interesting chamber Xf antiqui ties were almost benumbed with aston CaL in the mine a few days about 200 feet from the and discovered many things of interest to tbe student of The miners were putting In a when the drill sudden v disap pearedV much to their A couple of holes of less were then drilled and which made an aper ture through which the men entered a about forty feet square and quite as the sides and roof of which were chalcedony bulged out in all sorts of grotesque and fantastic Sammy entered swinging his candle caught sight of a score of objects that startled Come boys he Heres a bloody anatomical The CnrioattlMb One cannot be surprised to hear that the sultan tfritilre of turning hia able curiosities into Those whc have been allowed to visit theDacea Saadet and St rare privilege been wondering what motive or super stition has checked majesty Nor is it altogether surprising that a London jeweler of position should hesi tate to accept the charge of valuingtheae miscellaneous dozen experts of the most consiuninateassuraiicewouM find more than they could deal with One thing is no body can form an idea how much this astonishing collection is We may from tho choke of a jew eler to advise that the sultan pub most value on his Certainly they are so many and so crown treasures of Europe could not equal the only they are But there is grave doubt in that ques to begin Since the gates have been closed to all but a few favored vis there has been no effective super vision of the it most be are not paid more punctually than other It was on their complaint of purloining strangers that the old facilities were withdrawn and some think that they had a motive quite different from honest indignation in protest When those museums are thousands of objects more pre cious than gold or jewels will be un As an a Hebrew suc ceeded in stealing three old just before the doors were and sold them to an English gen tleman resident at for less than a hundred francs This gentleman parted with one for more than a thou sand Telegraph by CoaaoB SaucL Uuns have for some vears been used most satisfactory xesahafor fog signaling on the Swedish coast Then signals have been heard as far as twelve nautical which we believe is a greater distance the signal front a siren can be A new gun hat just manufactured and stationed at Hohne in Commandei Engstro in having furnished the for this aa well as the previous The one in question is made of best wrought Sandviken Bessemer steel at the Stafsjo Engineering It is 19 feet long and the caliber is 60 iniUinw The breechloading mechanism of Commander Engstroms design aact of firing from twenty to thirty shots per It will thus be poaH ble to tire letters according to the3fofM one shot being a and1 two shots close together a Of this system of signaling more ma beard by and The breech loading mechanism can be tnlrn nnt mit tn pinai in less than a and without tht use of any and also put togettMl without The cartridgescan be MMi from 100 to 300 The gun restaoB a guu carriage of wood aniis placedtin a small hole in the Thn ihnl ni hum is very conveniently arranged for the with accommodation for refiffing the The witb 191 brass spare ports and nition for hasonlj The gun can probably stand some so the cost for a exclusive ot will be only about A as When a of the age of 93 jam marries it must be because she and that ia just what happened In the history of Aunt Katy who died ut Orange at tha extraordinary age of 10T S Her name w rlne and born fan ad joining town of Worn was i2 years of age married a prominent and wellto farmer of witb lived until his hi Katy is entitled to the singular tion of having gone to the altar aaabcidvr after she had entered upon her 98tt The James was years and the marriage took pi two years after tha death of her Before contracting secoodjj marriage Aunt Katy tore the reeordtj of her age from the family andMH ways decbned afterward totel It ia known that born in Servant tm 1 ihe most thoroughly disgusted at the lack of women in Montana i those who employ domestic betpial Hundredsof girls come to H and Butte each month looking for i which they secure without difflea wages ranging from After spending a month in learn that they can get better wagwi have a much better chance of wcui husband and a home of their own i ing out to some one of the mining which they in proceed to and the ho forced perhaps for the th to initiate an other pilgrim Francisco A lout Billy who owned and 1 forty acre tract of sand loam They crawled in and participated in Sams for which there was ample as the interior of the cave flashed with tbe iridescence of a mflhon IS Sam aa if the glittering stars in the had come down to hold higk carnival and flash themselves through lenses of they found still more cause for Petrifactions of birds and reptiles There were great owfet and monstrous and several snakw as hideous endowed with lif e extended to the bank of near the the loss of his whole farm ter having washed away every From the condition of things n ranch be believes irrigation He kept moving a smaft aa the from time to on rests on another Billy takes his loas good gayiag that the rirer will reach the and moreland will go toward the ocean be on the matlMllBtitwoaia is MITnBBai iiTTiiili one who bank the I more or lesat look thought I waaklqa after that you Bluff   

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