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ifce Pliant 3to#ritaL
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Lost on the Plains.
Only sixteen or seventeen miles a
d iv. A long, creeping, creaking line
of white ox-wagons,stretching away to
the west across the vast and boundless
brown plains. Not a house for thous
ands i f tniles,not a tice,not a shrub,not
a single thing in sight, except now and
theii.d >tted hero and there, a few great
Mack spots iu the boundless sea of
bt o\v n.
This is the way it was when my pat
ents took me, then only a lad, across
the plains, more than thirty years ago.
How different now, with the engines
teaiing, smoking, screeching and
screaming across at the rate of five
bundled miles or more a day !
There arc many houses on the plains
now. The pioneers have planted great
forests of trees and there are also vast
corn fields, and the song of happy
harvesters is heard there. But the
great black spots that dotted the bound
less sea of brown are gone forever.
Those daik sp its were herds of count
less bison, or buffalo—as they were
more genially called.
One sultry morning in July, as the
sun rose up ami M z j d with uncommon
aid r, i held of butt do aas See i giaz
inv quietly close !i < u; I lain, and some
of ilt* youngei boys who had guns and
pistols, ami were "dying to kill a buffa
lo," begged their patents to let them
ride out and take a shot.
As it was only a natural desire, and
setimd a simple thing to do, a small
paityofboys was soon ready. The
men were obliged to stay wit hi he train
and diive the oxen ; for the tents had
already been struck, and the long white
line bad begun to creep slowly away
over the level brown sea toward the
next water, a little blind stream that
stole through the willows fifteen miles
away to the west.
There were in our train two sons of
a lich and rather important man.
And they were now first in the saddle
and ready to take the lead. But as
they were vain and selfish, and had al
ways had a big opinion of themselves,
their fat her knew they had not learned
much about anything else. There was
also in the train a sad-faced, silent
boy, bare-footed and all in rags ; for
bis parents had died with the cholera
the day after we crossed the Missouri
river, and he was left helpless and
alone. lie hardly spoke to any one.
And as for the rich man's boys,
they would sooner have thought of
speaking to their negro cook tbau to
As the boys sat on their horses ready
to go, and the train of wagons rolled
away,the rich man came up to the bare
footed boy, and said :
" See here, 'Tatters,' go along with
my boy's and bring back the game."
"But I have no horse, sir," replied
the sad-faced boy.
"Well, take mine," said the anxious
father ; "1 will get in the wagon and
ride there till yon get back.
"But I have no gun, no pistols nor
knife," added the boy.
•'Here !" cried the rich man. "Jump
on my horse 'Ginger,' and I'll fit you
When the barefooted boy had inoun
ed the horse, the man buckled his own
belt around the lad, and swung his rifle
over the sadle-bcw.
llow the boys face lit up ! His
young hrart was beating like a drum
with delight as the party bounded away
after the buffalo.
The wagons creaked and crawled
away to the West of the great grassy
plains ; the herd.of buffalo sniffed the
young hunters,and lifting their shaggy
heads, shook them angrily, and then
turned awuv like a dark, retreating
tide of the sea, with the boys boundiog
after them in hot pursuit.
It was a long and exciting chase.
"Tat ters" soon passed the other boys
and pressing hard on the herd, after
nearly an hour of wild and splendid
riding, thiew himself from the saddle
and, taking aim, fired.
The brothers came up soon, and dis
mounting as fast as their less practiced
limbs would let them also fired at the
When the dust and smoke cleated
avvav,a fine fat buffalo lay rolling in the
grass before them. Following the ex
ample of "Tatters," they loaded their
guns where they stood, as all cautious
hunters do, and then went up to the
The barefooted boy at once laid his
finger on a bullet hole near the region
of the heart and looked up at the oth
aimed about there !" shouted one,
"And so did I !" cried the other eager
Without saying a word, but with a
very significant look,, the barefooted
boy took out his knife,and,unobserved,
piicked two boles with the point of it
close by the bullet hole. Then he put
his fiinger there and again looked up
at the boys. They came down on
MILLHEIM, PA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13., 1884.
their knees, wild with delight, in an
They hil really helped kill a buffalo!
In fact, they had killed it ! "For are
not t AO I til let 8 better than one !" they
" 'Tatters/ cut me off the tail," said
'"And cut me off the mane ; 1 want
it to make a coat collar for toy father,"
shouted the other.
Without a word, the boy did as he
was bid, and then securely fastened the
trophies on behind their saddles.
"Now let's overtake th 3 train, and
tell father all about killing our first
buffalo," cried the elder of the two
"And won't lie be delighted !" said
the other, as he clanibeied up to the
saddle, and turned his face in every
direction looking for the wagons.
"But where are they V" he cried.
At first the brothers laughed a little,
then they grew very sober.
"That is the way they went," said
one, pointing off. "Ye-ye-yes, I
think that's the way tliey went. But
I wonder why we can't see the wa
"We have galloped a long way, and
then they have been going ill the other
direction If you go that way you will
he lost. When we started, I noticed
that the train was moving toward sun
set, and that the sun was over our left
shoulder as we look- d after the train.
We must go iu this direction, or we
shall be lost," mildly and firmly said
the barefooted bov, as he drew his belt
tighter, and prepared for work.
The other boys only looked disdain
fully at the speaker as he sat on his
horse and shading his eves with his
hand, looked away iu the direction he
wised to go. Then they ta!k"d a mo
ment between themselves, end taking
out their pocket con passes, pretended
to look at them very knowingly.
Now, many people think a compass
will lead them out of almost any place
where they are lost. This Is a mis
A compass is only of use when you
can not see the sun. And even then
you must have coolness and patience
and good sense to get on with it at all.
It can at best onlv guide you from one
object to another, and thus keep you in
a straight line, and so prevent yon
from going around and around and a
But when the plain is one vast level
sea, without a single object rising up
out of it as a guide, what is a boy to
do ? It takes a cool bead, boy's or
man's, to use a compass on the plains.
"Come on ! that is right," cried the
elder of the two hunters, and they
darted away, with "Tatters" far iu the
rear. They rode hard and hot for a
full hour, getting more frightened, and
going faster at every jump. The sun
was hign in the heavens. Their horses
were all in a foam.
"I see something at last," shouted
the elder,as he stood up in his stirrups,
and then settling back in his seat, be
laid on whip and spur, and rode fast
and furious straight for a dark object
that lay there in the long brown grasses
of the broad unbroken plains. Soon
they came up to it. It was the dead
buffalo ! They knew now that they
were lost on the plains. They had
been riding in the fatal circle that
means death if you do not break it and
Very meek and very penitent felt the
two boys as "Tatters" came riding up
slowly after them. They were tned
and thirsty. They seemed to them
selves to have shrunken to about half
their usual size.
Meekly they lifted their eyes to the
despised boy, and pleaded silently and
pitifully for help. Tears were in their
eyes. Their chins and lips quivered,
but they could not say one word.
"We must ride with the sun on the
left shoulder, as I said, and with our
faces all the time to the west. If we
do not do that we shall die. Now,
come with me," said "Tatters," firm
ly, as lie turned his took the
lead. And now meekly and patiently
the others followed.
But the horses were broken in
strength and spirit. The sun in mid
heaven poured its full force of heat up
on the heads of the thirsty hunters,
and they cuiild hardly keep their seats
in the hot saddles. The noises began
to stumble and stagger as they walk
And yet there was no sight or sound
of anything at all, before, behind, or
left or right. Nothing but the weary
dreary, eternal and unbroken sea of
* Away to the west the bright blue
sky shut down sharp and tight upon
the brown and blazing plain. The tops
of the long untrodden grass gleamed
and shimmered with the heat. Yet
not a sign of water could be anywhere
discerned. Silence, yastness, voiceless
as when the woild came newly from
the hand of God.
No one spoke. Steadily and quietly
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Thomas A. Hendricks,
the young leader of the party led on.
Now and then he would lift his eyes
under his hat to the blazing sun over
his left shoulder, and that was all.
There comes a time to us all, I be
lieve, sooner or later, on the plains, in
the valley, or on the mountain in the
palace or cottage, when we too can on
ly lift our eyes, silent and helpless, to
something shining in heaven.
At last the silent little party heard a
faint sound beyond them, a feeble,
screeching cry that seemed to come oat
from the brown grasi beneath them as
thev struggled on.
Then suddenly they came throuh
and out of the tall brown grass into an
open plain that looked like a plowed
field. Only, all about the outer edge
of the field were little hills or forts a
bout as high as a man's knee. On ev
ery on of these little forts stood a sold
ier-sentinel, high on his hind legs and
barking witli all his might.
The lost hunters had found a dog
town, the first they had ever seen.
Some owls flew lazily over the strange
little city, close to the ground ; and as
they rode through the town, a rattle
snake now and then glided into the
hole on the top of one of the ten thous -
and little forts. The prairie dogs, also
as the boys rode close upon them,
would twinkle their heels in the air
and dis appear, head first, only to jump
up,like a Jaok-in-a-box,in another fort,
The party rode through the town and
looked bej'ond. Nothing ! Behind ?
Nothing 1 To the right ? Nothing 1
To the left ? Nothing; nothing but
the great blue sky shut tight down a
gainst the boundless level sea of brown!
"Water," gasped one of the boys ;
"I ao; dying for water."
"Tatters" looked him iu the face and
saw that what he said was true. He
reflected a moment, and then said;
"Wait hero for HIP." Then, leaving
the others, he rode slowly a (1 quietly
iirotind the prairie-dog city with his
eyes closely scanning the ground. As
he again nearvd the two boys waiting
patiently for him, lie uttered a crv of
delight, and beckoned them to come.
''Look there ! Do you see that little
road there winding along though the
thick grass ? It is a dim and small
road, not wider than your hand, but it
means everything to us."
"Oh,l am dying of lliiist !" exclaim
ed one of tli3 brothers. "What does it
"It means water. Do you think a
great city like that can get on without
water. Come ! Let us follow this
trail till we find it."
Saying this, "Tatters" led off at a
lively pace, for the horses, cheered by
the barking dogs,and somewhat restsd,
were in belter spirits now. And then
it is safe to say that they, too, saw and
understood the meaning of the dim and
dusty little road that wound along un
der their Let.
"Hurrah ! hurrah ! hurrah 1" Gal
lant "Tatters" turned in his saddle and
shook his cap to cheer the poor oys
behind, as he saw a long line of fresh
green willows starting up out of the
brown grass and moving in the wind
And didn't the horses dip their nos
es deep in the water ! And didn't the
boys slide down from their saddles in a
hurry and throw themselves beside
it ! That s tme morning, two of these
young gentlemen would not have taken
water out the samecup with "Tatters."
Now they were drinking with the hor
ses. And happy to do it, too. So hap
py ! Water was never, never so sweet
to them before.
The boys all bathed their faces, and
the horses began to nibble the grass, as
the riders sat on the Lank and looked
anxiously at the setting sun. Were
they lost forever? Eicli one ask
ed himself the question. Water was
good ; but they could not live on wa
"Stop here," said "Tatters," "and
hold the horses till I come back."
He went down to the edge of the
water and sat there watching the
clear swift little stream long and ax
At last he sprang up, rolled his rag
ged pants above his knees, and dash
ed into the water. Clutch a little
white object in his bauds, he looked
at it a second, and then with a
beaming face hurried lack to the
"There ! see that ! a chip ! They are
camped up this stream somewhere, and
they can't be very fai away from
Eagerly the boys mounted their
burses,and pressed close on after "Tat
"And how do you know, they are
close by ?" queried one.
"The chip was wet only on one side.
It had not beeu ten minutes in the wa
ter." As "Tatters" said this the boys
exchanged glances. They were glad,
so glad, to be nearing their father once
But it somehow began to dawn upon
them very cleailv that they did not
know quite everything, eveu if theii
father was rich.
Soon guns were heard firing for the
lost party. And turning a corner in
the willowy little river, they saw the
tents pitched, the wagons in corral,
and the oxen feeding peacefully be
The New York Times asserts that
"every sign of the times indicates that
farmers are neglecting the most profit
able part of business, which is rearing
and feeding stock. While grain is low
er than it has been for years—a ceutury
indeed—beef cattle are higner than for
a years, and higher than ever
before, counting the value of the cur
ency, which made the highest prices
twenty yea's ago. Beef is scarce and
everything else is cheap. Cheap bread
and butler is a public blessing no doubt
but the wheat grower who must sell
for seventy-five cents a bushel and the
dairymm whose butter brings sixteen
cents are apt to think it a blessing in
such disguise as to be unrecognizable.
Just now, of all branches of agricul
ture, stock keeping is the most profita
ble and doubly so, because while live
stock is very high, everything else is
Great Britain has Lut 121,000 square
miles over which to carry the mails,
while the United States has 3,000,00J
square miles. Our postofllce depart
ment has about twenty times as much
territory over which to extend its opera
"I'm nut in politics this year,but I'll
take the stump all the same," said a
tramp, going down into the gutter
for a half-smoked cigar.— Merchant
Terms, SI.OO per Year, in Advance.
He was a man about twenty-five
yearn old. He had a prominent nose,
red neck, fightingjaw and sheet light
ning in his eyes. He had been bunt
ing lor n certain citizen for half a day
without success, and when finally ask
ed if it was very particular business
he replied :
'You'd better bet it is ! He wants
to engage me to start a boom for him.'
'A boom V
' Exact wants a county nom
ination, and I'm going to work it up
'How do you booth a would-be can
didate V was asked.
'Well, it's easy enough. There's
three brothers of us. He divides SSO
among ur> as a starter. That makes us
solid for Smith. We begin to hurrah
for him.Somebody hurrahs for Brown.
We pulverize 'em. We talk Smith in
saloons, on the street,out in the coun
try and all over. Smith's the chap
stands in with the boys—no aristocrat
—good fellow—honest man—sure to
get thar—got to see him through.'
'But suppose another faction wants
'Clean them out. Lick a Collins
man and he begins to whoop for
Smith. Keep treating and hurrahing
and knocking down till the day of the
county convention, and then watch
your delegates. Bribe some, lick some
—get others too drunk to sell you out.
Just as easy as greese when you know
how. Hang it, Smith ought to be on
hand. I know of two places where
I've got to set up kegs of beer to
night, and I expect to lick three diff
erent men before midnight. 'ltah for
Smith !'— Detroit Free Pre**.
The Parmer and the Editor.
'Seems to me you don't have noth
in' ter do,' said the farmer, walking
into' the sanctum of tie editor, the
'Well, I have worked on a farm a
good deal of my life, aud I regard td
iting a socalled humorous paper as
harder work than plowing corn,' the
'Oh, shucks!' exclaimed the farmer.
'lf I didn't have notbin' to do but sit
around and write a little ,an' shear a
good deal, I tell you I'd be havin' a
mighty easy time.'
'l'll tell you what I'll do,' said the
editor. 'l'll plbw corn a day for you
if you'll write two columns to-day for
'Done,' cried the farmer.
'And I'll bet you ten dollars ye
can't plow as much as ye orter.'
'I take you,' the editor replied.
'What am I to*write about V
'Oh ! anything, so it's funny. Re
member, now, Mr. Farmer, you are to
do the writing yourself. The matter
must be strictly original.'
'Never mind me, Mr. Editor. But
look ye. You have got ter do a good
day o' corn plowin.' Do it jest like
'All right.' The editor went to the
farm and set a good hand whom he
had hired on the way, at work plow
ing corn. The farmer wrote a head
line which read : 'Killin'tatcr bugs,'
before the editor was out of hearing.
In the evening the editor came into
his sanctum blithe and cheerful. The
farmer sat at the desk,vexed and wor
ried into auger.
'How do you feel?' asked the editor.
'Used up. Hardest day's work I
ever done, an' two lines ter show fer
it.' Sure enough, he was but one
line beyond the head line. That line
read: 'Killin tater bugs is funuy.'
'And I have won the wager.'
'Yessirl I have plowed several
acres of corn, and done it well, and
I've written my two columns besides.'
'Creation 1 How'd ye do it V
'Just like you would. I hired a
man to do the plowing, and I sat in
the shade ; but I wrote while I sat
there, and did not sleep as you do.
Fork oyer the ten.'
The farmer paid ten dollars for his
information, but the lesson was well
learned and as he went out, he said :
'Stranger, I wouldn't be an -editor
if I could. It looks mighty easy, but
by Jerusalem, it ain't near so easy as
settin' down an' watchin' the man
I'm a blasted fool,an' yer kin say it
in yer paper if yer want to.'
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