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   Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - October 31, 1890, Hutchinson, Kansas                                11 m BUT'KINf* N D.UI.y .VfcWS: PBIOAT- MORNING, OCTOBER 81. 18HwaB ebBgnl to travol through Tama, iMarflhmJl and Story counties. 1 had from tflixto'ton appointments, and you may ; ,rost os&wrod I wus kept busy. Every (Sunday in the year I preached tbreo 'tiraoa-morning, afternoon and evening -and otfttfrnou during tho week. I wouldgc* op early Sunday morning and. rafter oating my breakfast and seeling that my horso was properly eared for, start off for my Drat appointment, 'ton or Qfr ble, tbara in no use in denying that. I ivonld llfca to aoe Homo of tho ministers �f to-day riding over all kinds of roads, i all kiadd of weather, traveling (through rain, snow and sleet, perhaps rwlth garments soaked or frozen; Bwlm-Vming o�ooke and putting up with hard .fare; yrtuwhing in a miserable l.ttio �0hool-bouHO, or In tho open alrv or in lOtno {armor's dwelling. "A circuiirrtdor didn't draw a prfneoly salary, oithor. Tho first year I was a clKOutL-rklcr I didn't got a cent of pay - aaw only twonty-Uvo eenui during tho entire timo. Hut then 1 didn't mind that. There woro hundreds mere cir-ouit-rtdortt hot a hit better off than myself, very tow got SlOO a year Ueady money wna a woarco article In those days, but tho taekei It never stopped act rouit-rider b�m fulfil ling his duties. Oh, 1 oould ahead and talk all night about my experleBoe aa a circuit-rider, hut thevtt � mo in It. Why, 1 remember �one day daring a rainy spell 1 tried to 'Ur#e my horse to awim aorosa a crook .that maa -mHea by recent rains, but the,horse eouldn't make it, and i narrowly eosaped with my HIo- But the Jarmm^a beya whoro I watt going dragged mo out, loaned mo dry ulothoa, and I wemi on my way rejoicing. That was fcw* of many incidents that erred tar make up ray life aa a circuit-rldor.�   '__ A ftturkUDff AdmlMluii. "Whoa becomes of all tho stale can-dy7" w*u> aekod a well-known confectioner. "It to made up into fresh candy.** Thereto not an ounce of waste about rOttfooUunory. You like chouo-iato ooraraoto? Well, thoy contain moro aoraps tfkan any other candy Thoy aro cspecially adapted for this on account > of thoir dark color. Thoy were first >mado br aooufoetionorwborecoived tbo injBpArati- from his Htock of old swootd. Vug&rteft of � I'Juwer. .A ivomdorful lowor ha?- bt�en dliiL*ov-ered la tho Lsthtnus of Tchuantepea. � [hi ohkrf pooullarity Is tho habit of changing lU colora duriug tho day In themoroiag it Is white, when thesun U � at Its aonitb li is rod, and at eight it Is blue, Tho rod, white and blue flower grpweena treo about the size of a guava tree, ated only at noon does It givo out any porfumn _ the"Targ�st house. jlu Xmu��u�� Hultiilnc  Near  Vienna In &i0rj American, European and Ori-omt&l  out through, tbo plates might be easily bent so as to permit tho egress of a man, With this end in view wo cautiously began operations. Outside of tbo bars a piece of carpet had boon etretcbed to keep out tho raw wind, and behind this wo worked with safety. An bour'b wi\ produced but a few foathory filings ton tho horizontal plate, but many bands made light work, and stoadlly tho cut grew deeper. Wo recalled tbo adventures of Claude Duval, Dick Turpin and Slxteun-strlng Jack, and sawed away. During tho available hours of three days and throughout ono entire night tho blade of steel was worrying, rasping, eating tho iron bar. At last the grosser yielded to tho temper and persistence of tbo finer metal. It was Saturday night whon the toilsome out was completed, and preparations woro already under way for a speedy departure. The jail had always bno n regarded as too secure to requiro a military guard, although soldiers wero quartered in tho town; besides, tho night was so cold that a crust had formed on tbo snow, and both citizens and soldierH, unused to such extreme weather, would bo likely to remain indoors. For greater secrecy of movement, wo divided Into small parties, aiming to travcrso different roads. I was to go with my former companion. Captain Smith. Lots woro cast to determine tb*i order of our going. First exit was allotted to four of tho Ohio soldiers. Mado fast to tho grating outside were a hit of ropo und strip of blankets, along which to descend. Our room was immediately over .that of tho jailer and bin sleeping family, and bonoath our opening was a window, which each man must pass in his descent. At cloven o'clock tbo exodus began. Tho flrst man was passed through tho bars amid a suppressed buxz of whispered cautions. His boots wero handed after him in a havewack. Tho r yo wero awakened hy tho voice of Miss Emma at tho hole in tho door. 'Who got out last night?1 ^Volty.* 'Well, you was fool.* you t didn't all go; pap wouldn't 'a' atopped ' you. If youAl keep the break concealed, until to-night we'll lot you all out.' Tho secret of the extroino kindness of our keepers waa explained. Tho jailor, a loyalist, retained his position as a civil detail, thus protecting himself and sons from conscription. Wolty had boon taken in tbo night before, his bruises bad been anointed, and ho had beon provisioned for the journey. "Wo spent the day repairing our clothing and preparing lor tbo road. My long-heolcd cow-hldoB, 'wife's shoes,' for which I bad oxohauged a uniform waistcoat with a cotton-vroolod old darky on the banks of the Saluda, wero about parting solos from uppers, and I kept tbo twain together Vy winding my feet with stout cords. At supper an extra ration was given ux As aoonasitwaj dark tho old jailor appeared among ua and gave us a minute description of the different roads leading west into the mountains, warning us of certain dangers. At eleven o'clock Miss Emma came with tho great keys, and wo followed bcr in rtinglo filo down tho stairs and out into tbo back ,\ard of tbo jail. From the broken gratings in front, tbc hit of roD* and sirlps o( blanket wero loft dangling in tho wind." an hospitable jailer. �tlrrlu? A yo'TBofatre, huv ng filtered the-i i'v n> when a buy of tdxtee'i. lie i1 bv atouuetm last Fubruu-y. - Mwlnu r.tl Nuws. equal in the grave. Croomm 11 ilcfttl; remote bis robe And stHp 1dm of bis gold; TIM Reaper Rrtm huti como for him, tils form ii mill and cold. Tne crimft'ii fitn'ara baa coaficd to flow, The haughty hflad Is lying low, He's clono itltl) worldly pomp andshowi lloro rest-) uls pulBeloaa mold. Up-o yon bier a pauper ilea, Ills soul has taUon flight; HJh fionpnipsw clay wears no display- Aht 'us a Horry aiHbt. Ills unsuorossful course la run, Willi irmuliitlon he in dona, IU� pcricct rest Ib Junt began- Tho rout of Uoatb'h long night. Lay this one in his marble tomb. And yon ono Id tbc ground; O'ur this n atntcty sliaft up rear, O'er mat a Httnple mound. Hut wuich shall hIpcp tbo swocter atvop- Winch Qrat sbnll brealt the silence docpT Al>i they arc equals In DcaiVs keep, Till Gabriel's trump   all Bound. -P. 13. Welch. Io Dralto'B Maffatlne. HIE DIAjMOND 8ALB8MAN. Wby Ho Objnotod to a Search for His Lost Valiso. I was returning to Potorabnrg afiar an absence or aomo weeks. Aa our train stopped at Twiaa a young man got in who, whllo not particularly ahy-loolslng, had tho air of a big school-boy out for ft holiday. In talcing his placo in tho compartment ho first with great caro out In the netting a leather vallao, which evidently contained something prooiouH, as bo Bcurcoly took his oyes off It during tho first hour of tho joiir-noy. You know how tediously monotonous a railway is-ono quickly tires looking through tbo window of tho coach at tbo straight lino of road flying past in the midst of plains of a wearying aaraonoss of aspect-and to rollovo tho todiutu of tbo long, uneventful journey the passengers naturally began to chat and oxchango opinions and confidences, urompted alike by ennui and curiosity; and ouryoun.^ man would have found it a d moult mattor to oscapo from hia share of interrogation. His groat anxiety lost any accident should happon to his valiso was so apparent to all that ono of tho passengero remarked on It to him in a jocular way. lie roddouod a little and roplled*. "It is true i do fool anxious, /or I am a travolor for a largo jewelry establishment and ant bold responsible for a largo sum. tho valioof somo diamonds in that valise, which I am charged to deliver in Mo-scow." This matter astonished mo not a littlo. 1 confess. Tho first principles of prndenco .should bavo counseled hint to conceal the nature of those valuable articles. It seemed to rao that ho was decidedly a novice in his business thus to disclo^o hpforosoiuaiiy strangers the fact of bis having a fortune in hia possession. 1 do not know why-for his explanation was plausible-but i felt a distrust of him, and set myself to waUih his movoinonts from that time on. Thoro was an affectation of too much calm in his manner, I thought During tho chatter and pleasantry,., common among follow-travelors, whon people talk without considering what they say, tbo conversation turned upon wonderful cases of theft and diamond robberies, and little by littlo instances wcrocitod wherein tho skill and rapidity or the theft, was marvelous. Tho young jeweler was advised to keep a sharp lookout Cor his diamonds. Was not General Somaronoff recently a victim to tbo clovornosa of a robber who actually extracted a bundle of roubles from tho inside pocket of bis coat "Obi" said tho young man, "1 am not uneasy; I am used to this sort of thine" -a statement which 1 did not believe. I could not help feeling ho was not accustomed to too chargo of gems of Buch great valuo; be bad tbo face of a child, with a child's soft, sweet. Innocent expression, unfamiliar with care or responsibility of any kind. On reaching Kiln, wo all got out to etrotcb our lojrs by a stroll on tho platform, and tho young jowelor, evidently not tvlshlng to make himsalf remarkable, Tollowcd our oxamplo, taking hia vaUso in band aa though unwilling to part with it for an instant. Aa tbo passengers crowded toward tho door, ho was pushed violently forward by Bomo ouu in the tiirong; at the satno moment the conductor appeared aud refused to allow us to leave tbo carriage. The train was behind time, hosaid, and instead of the u.sual stoppage at Kiln, a halt of nearly a minute's limit was made. While bo spoke, tho locomotive whistled for tho train to proceed. As wo togamed our compartment in Komowbat straggling order, the young jowolor uttered a cry of fright, which, notwithstanding all effort at control,was ono of agony. "I bavo bsen robbed!" ho orlod. It was true. Home bold operator,who, from au adjoining 'compartment, had overboard our conversation and been allured by what he thus learned, bad attempted, with success, tho robbery of the Jewels. They wero gono-tho thing was don el Tbo young man still held in his grasp tbo handles of his valise, which had been adroitly cut, and In the pressure of tho crowd bo bad not felt the loss of weight He gazed around with an Indescribable expression of terror, liis despair was truly pitiable, and it was as much through sincere sympathy for the unfortunate vouth as tho excitement of an Incident thus breaking tho tiresome journey that the passengers surrounded him with extreme Interest and curiosity. The theft bad beon accomplished with surprising skill and rapidity, and eaoh one had something to say on the subject. "It Is 'ncrediblo." "We had only time to leave our seats and return to them again." . "It seems like magic." One man declared that tho eonduotor must bo notified at once. "No-no." stammered the young jew-elor. "Why not?"queried tho other; "bore 'you are with valuable diatronds stolen from you, and you do not wish It to be known l No one left the train ut ICUn, therefore It is impossiblo that the thief baa disappeared Your valiso is still in oni* of the carriages; no doubt hidden beneath one of tbo Heats.'' "No. no: do nothing." Implored the unhappy youth Hut the other did not stop to listen; be had already started to inhinn the conductor, and in a moment returned with thul functionary, to whom be offered a Htring nf suirgesiions as to the best means of recovering tbo lost jewels * The conductor hesitated to talco action in the imi'ter: but., upon reaching tho u'-xl m.'uiun. sei-ttreti the assistance of two pojjne officer*, almm he put in elnuje *'Tho baggage of tho passengers should bn searched," said tho man who1 had constituted himself tbo leader In the affair, and so the officers ordered. At onoo a vigorous search began aa the train rolled onward. Tbo news spread quickly from tbo locomotive to tho baggage-wagon, and every bno yielded with good grace to tho examination. The young jeweler alone betrayed any uneasiness; hia face became livid, and he swayed buck and fortlsas though on the verge of fainting. The search was unsuccessful, and tho officers shook tholr heads in a doubtful manner. Suddenly our obliging neighbor, who had shown decided Instincts as t\ detective and who entered Into tbo work with ardor, caught sight of a passongnr who, wrapped in a voluminous cloak, had Boomed to sleep during tho turmoil. Approaching him, ho throw asldo the cloak and disclosed to view tho miBsing valiso. "Ahl" said ho, with a triumphant air, "I know woll it was not far off." Tho passenger thus dlatnrbod did not, however, appear put out by tho discovery. "Loavo mo alone," r.aid ho; "tbo valiso is tulno." "Yours?" cried tho man; 41 why, the handles aro missing. You are too cool, hy far. What do you think of the Impudence of your thief, my young air?" turning to tbo jowolor, proud of tbo rolo ho had so successfully played,. "You recognize your valise, do yon not?" Tbo poor young follow lost his head. Ho should have ibankod the man for hia zeal, taken back his property, and thus terminated the affair; but ho obstinately replied:   "N'o; it is not mine." The thief breathed again, tho perilous moment passed. "You sec," said ho, with a superb disdain. But our amutnur detcctivo was not convinced-ho would not givo up tbo battle. "1 recugnl^o it myself," ho cried. "I urn not blind; for tbo mattor of that, it is easily determined if this bo tbo missing valiso or no. We know that tho one we sooUcontatnadlamonda-hero will ho incontestible proof. Eland mo your key, sir; wo shall soon arrive at tho truth of this mattor. 1 oan not comprehend your doubts on the subject." But at this moment a terrible cry was heard. Tho young man rushod madly to tho platform of tho couch and threw himself headlong under the wheels of tho train, which crushed him iuto a blooding mass. As you will havo divined, tho j-puug man who passed as a traveling jeweler was, in reality, an agent of tho Nihilists, nnd the valiso ho guarded with so r.iuoh care ami aiudcty contained-not diamonds-hut models of newly-invented explosives which worn to bo tested for the. llrst time by ncommii.ieein Moscow, (vhither he was taking them. Tho wretches who bad giv
                            

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