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I3y Cy War man.
It was a black
The porter, in
response to the
push bell, hurt
just csuie back
with Iho cigars,
ami nt tlio sound
of the two short
1)1 no ts of thu
whistle he shot
n soured look nt
his m a s t e r.
Mine host, tlio
general m n n
''looked the man in thu eye for u
" nt, and thou, ui the speed of the
"'did not slacken, said curtly, wav
,.lm owny: '"l'.riilire watchman I"
i, tuoracnt later our train BiioUed
Igli a deep (Mil, roared across a
PM bridge aud swept up the slope to
''otice how thnt portor shied when
''"ugine'ir iiiiHwercd Iho watchman's
' asked tho manager.
?e had nn experience, years np,o,
, train robbers, and this porter
. over boun able to live it dowu. I
, on the llaunihal aud St. Joo at
; t:lme," ho weut ou, iliridincf his
es between me, his cigar and the
l..t recorder over Hie back window,
iv pressed the button ugaiu and the
if responded instantly. Tho ninn
moved h i h tliiinili slightly and
?"'!rtor pulled the blinds.
'I veracity of the speed recorder
'" been questioned, aud we had
holding our watches ou it be
stations, but I now lost all iu
in the speed of Ilia train or tho
'm iility of tho indicator.
u 1 en one of these interesting sol
u. of the rail who has beguu tho
i as water boy und who ends as
ngjeut Of the road ho has helped
iiu:ldo becomes rominiseeut I nl
tliston, for he has lived volttmos
t-t on the road tlie piencrol man
"'"deliKhta to forget the busy grind
mtl ollioe, to watch tho blue rings
B ue smokes, to thiuk, and (if ho
'"'rust yon) talk over tho exciting
1,1 uts of tho past.
bis thing happened ou a Suu
VVening," resumed the manager,
the porter had teetered softly
the Did o aisle that led to the
end of tho car. "About eight
- k I heard a sharp rap, rap on
Lvoafc door. I knew that tlie set'-
lad just gouo out, so I stepped
'", vertho knock. As I reached
'" e handle tho rap, rap was ri;
0,11 1 with added earnestness. I was
" ed, fir I had gone to noma es
'cl" to hnvo a system of bells put in
' ''.bnsdf, rather a rare thing in St.
j'jl that time; but now to my
Ij.i. ineat the knob turned, tho door
, i;& slightly and a man dodged in.
oiuJxcneo me, Mr. Blank, ' said he;
ihnut to got in out of tho glnro of
utl;roet lamp, and I wan not sure
wi'tpy one heard pull that shade,
m 'V h saijj parenthetically,
'now thought I, 'liero's nn iuno
ri Of crank,' no 1 pulled the
"on the parlor window. Still
tl ,iitor appeared uuensy.
,0 onld yon mind stepping into a
roni.1 little further back?' he naked,
ti lertinly,' said I. 'Come right
iih wjf0 Wfta in ti,0 Htttinpf room
"""le children, and not wishing to
) them I led my visitor into tho
room where thu gas was still
'it K low.
I turned on the light my visitor
back into the hall.
L'lxaU ithrit shado,' he said, and
I had drawn the blinds he
if Hi into tho well-lighted room,
iiine a' moment he waited, as one
"'"'ieteniug for expected foot-
'Isently he looked ino full in the
'"'"id said, frankly; 'I'm n lOU
lHl:.M ' s, J'm a robber. Wo are going
rnn,.Ro'B Branch to hold up No. 3
eouJ' 0Ve wout 0,lt In"' Friday
bat we mistook No. 8 for 17.
i nt.pea. was late that night. When
div,i discovered our mistake it was
IB, in fact the engine had al
j ro? passed us before we realized
d, nwa not tho freight.'
Zaiijthose days," explained the
uih(Ji HBanagor, "and for yoars
oJie, Ave were constantly being
lu 'out against fake robbers. We
learn that a certaiu train was
,meVld up at a certain time and
meuWo would arrange to have do-
I on tho train, post the engineer,
th tl-k ""'''y every case it would
u ol a fa,,,e nl'''u. Plenty ot
s tthere had been on other
aiiKuf 011 tho Hnnibal and St.
n n hbw do you acoount for thal V"
iiomti 8iy intorust veering for the
d ai-i ;
oani' eaid tho niauagor, with a
yd 'fare of his hand, ni though
0"'JtloV were scarcely worth ox
"""" J, f 'Mrs. Samuels always had
Cu tunl over our roud she woh
ilini's's mother, yon know. We
latj the St. Jou Aras safe so far
tisfc mo," said I, breaking in
ml meant to steal tho story),
oniiillijad, gang," said I.
wn 'fciiliooriied, and so, of course,
iiUifcdilie story of my wild-eyed
beuan to million l.im
d that he was the sou of a
shopkeepor, in the town,
w, and asked me to tell
the whole truth, and not
him. LI a s&iil tW. th
.j irtiuv uu was aiinnc T.n (in.
nU.4 1. . . .
be to rob aud so become u
car mil , if lunrJer linnnmn nun.
tl so preved nncm him ,la
DenTifcti that he was almost insane,
initio had planned buioido.
r luorfc the appointed hour for the
r, ll l!.met drew nnw k. I.u.l t,,.,,.
MP L bout like a chicken in a
OUT ON THE ROAD.l
storm. He had gone homo to bid bis
puront.s good-by, but had not the
courage to fuce them. Hurrying dowu
tho street he saw my limine, and act-.
lug upon the impulse of the moment
had come to tell me, for his father
liked mo, he said.
"I tried to dhow him that if what
he told mu were true 1 shnuld be on the
train with armed ollleers to kill or
capture the ifobbor, nud that in all
probability ho would bo killed.
" 'Yos,' he said, 'ho knew that;'
'but thu gang had taken mi oath to
kill any man who 'peached,' and if he
failed to show up ou time nt the
lendo.vous they would go after him
and they would surely kill him, for
most, of theui had murdered meu be
fore.' "'Well,' ho snid, presently, 'T muRt
be oft',' nud hu hold out his hand, say
ing good by.
"1 put him ont with n faint sus
picion lha: ho was crazy, but it was
my duty to look after the company's
interests, nud so I concluded to call
tho Chief of Police nud tell him tho
story, and ut least get his advice.
As 1 put tho receiver to my ear I
noticed that some one was talking
over a tangled wire that touched mine
nt some point.
" 'Wlmi.'.'' demanded a voice, and it
souuded as if talking directly to mr,
and then camo tho reply: 'Will 17 be
ahead of Xo. 15 to-night?'
" droppod thu 'phone, stood back
und stared at it until my wife, who
hud heard tho wild story ol' tlio bold
young robber, stepped to my side,
peered into my fuce and asked tho
cause of my ugilntion. That brought
mu 'round. 1 lied, mercifully, hur
riei y to her, called Central and
asked who had been talking. The
middle yards, she said. 1 asked to
bo connected. Tho inau at the 'phono
said ho didn't know who called
him. Somebody wanted to know if
17 would be ahead of No. H to-night.
I asked whet answer would be given,
for I had dropped tho receiver when
the voice from tho grave this shado
of Josso hail broken upon my ear.
Well, ha said he had nuswerod no,
adding the information that 17, the
fust freight, which, according to the
schodule, should leavo nheud of No.
:, was late.
"Now this talk of the telephone
seemed strangely coincident with the
tale of the robber, sol called the Chief
of l'oliee, askiug him to meet mo at a
certain corner n few minutes latM I
then culled the Shorill', and told him
to feo to the station, but to keep out
of sight and to bourd the first train
pulling ont through tho yards. My
next move was to tell tho dispatcher
to hold all outgoing trains until I ar
rived. I then instructed tho yard
master to make up a dummy No. i),
and sailed out to meet the Chief of
"My wife was frantic nt my leaving,
and finally I was forced to promiso to
return to tho house when I had suc
ceeded in starting my little army out
to tight a hidden foo.
"Into r.u amply express car we put
an emply piano box for the Rhurp
shoottii'M to hide behind, lighted the
lamps dimly in tho day coaches, save
in tho last car. This car we left dark
to resemblo a sleeper, aud iu it tho
Sheriii, whom I now put in command,
hid the bulk of his hastily oigauized
posse. A deputy sheriff aud n fear
less locomotive engineer, oil' duty,
were stationed iu tho express car with
"The Sheriff and the Chief hud
been laughing at my expense, butuow
as tho train wss about to pull out, aud
I begau to give lmal instructions to
tlie trai.imeu, it dawned upon thorn
thnt I was not to be numbered with
"I was simply pointing the way aud
flushing thmu ont to do or die, or
i'6th; Now they begau to chad' me.
I was goucral superintendent, getting
good pnv. I was my duty to protect
th.e property of tho company and the
lives of its patrons. I was willing to
send tlio poor employes out to light,
robbors, aud then return to the quiet
of my hearth. Well, altogether, tho
picturo was not one that I likcil,
though drawn half iu josi.
"All the while, during the half
hour of which we made up the
train aud arranged the detuils,
I noticed this faithful porter fol
lowing me like a Bhadow. I wanted
him to go to the house and throw n lit
tlo dust in the tear-wet eyes of my dis
t rue ted wife, but he was nowhere to
bo seen. Well, I would not go back,
so I gavo a signal and stopped aboard.
"Wo had scarcely crossed tho last
switch when iu sneaked ray shadow,
theporter, with an old-fashioned, muzzle-loading
shot gun. Tho train ran
slowly along for a little while aud the
men iu the car began to laugh at me
again, aud at each other, at the porter
with the long shot gun, and the geu
erul job that some wug had put up on
us. l'reseiitly we heard the engineer
answer a ling: 'tootoot.'
"Instantly the car grew as silent as
tho grave. As the wheels gronnd sand
and the train began to slow down the
Hherilf whispered to tho meu to keep
cool, and not to lire until they were
::ure of what they wore shooting at.
Now the train stopped, Tne silence
was deathlike, riivo for tho heavy
breathing of my shadow. For nt least
a minute we waited breathlessly, and
then a voice out iu tho darkness said,
'Open up.' 'Open up,' the voiia re
pouted, but there was no answer that
we could hear. 'Open up,' and they
begau to beat upou the door of thu ex
press car with the butts ot their guns.
Still the men inside were silent. 'Open
up, or we'll blow tliin car to pieces;
we've got dynamite on the door sill.'
"iiy this time we were all afoot in
the darkened car, waiting develop
ments. Now tho two men iu the ex
press cur, preferring A fight to dyna
mite, slid the door open and dodged
back behind the empty piauo box, ex
pecting the robbers to jump into the
car. At that moment the stilluess was
disturbed by what was probably the
accidental discharge of a rifle outside.
The Sherifl aud a few of his followers
dropped to tiie ground to deploy in the
darkness. A deputy peeped ont at the
front end of the laat oar, still durk
and Immediately became a target for
tho robbers, who could see him out
lined against the sky, while they re
mained hi tlio darkness below. I
peeped out at the rear end just in time
to see a mau near the steps aiming at
the deputy on tho front of the car.
A shot from another robber caused
mo to dodge back. Running
through the davk car I told
the deputy where the mnn was hiding,
and just at that momont a bullet cut
nn upper hnlf crop from the officer's
ear. I tip-toed bank, caught a glimpse
of tho man und banged away at him
through the window. Heing nnxious
to know whether I had hit him I put
my faco to tho window and peered into
tho night. Suddenly I heard a sctiflle
among the coach seats, felt a strong
man seizo me from behind nud crush
mo to tho floor. I could not turn my
gnu upou my assailant, for it was a
rifle. 'Jiang' weut tho robber's gun
again, and tho window was shattered.
As 1 went down I heard the voice of
my raptor, right at my ear: 'Fo' de
Lawd sakes, Mistah Blank, keep away
from dut windeh, for dat robber blow
yo head clean oil wif dat cannon o
"Thnt was tlio voice (if theporter,
and ha had pulled ino from tho win
dow iu time to save my life.
"Hy this time the tiring grew pretty
general. In the confusion, nud while
1 held tho attention i f the robber's
rear guard, tho deputy with the smart
ing car crawled under the car, and
when the robber stood up to shoot nt
me the deputy located him and thu
two men fought it out under the win
dow. In a few seconds tho robber lay
dead. Now only two of the gnugkopt
up the fight. Seeing that they were
surrounded nnd hemmed iu against
the train they called out to thoSherul
"Tho battle had lasted probably not
more than live minutes, but it had
been a lifo timo to my family, who
could hear every shot distinctly.
"I gave orders to pick np tho dead
and wounded, and with our three
prisoners hastily backed into town.
"Tho wonnded man died shortly
after our arrival nt St. Joe.
"Tho informer, of course, turned
State's ovidonce, and so went free, but
that was nil that remained of tho orig
inal gang of live, four of whom were
desperate men. Of this four we buried
two and sent two to the penitentiary
for a long term.
"All this happened some years ago,"
added the general manager, after a
pause, "but that porter still remem
bers, and he always shies when the
whistle Bays 'tootoo.' " New York In
dependent. CURIOUS INSCRIPTIONS ON BELLS.
Hotmi Have Ituon of (rtnl Vuliiu to the
F.uropo can boast of tho finest col
lection of bells to be found in any
part of the world. Attached to most
of them is either a pretty legend or a
picturesque history, for they repre
sent the love and labor, the aspira
tions aud tho struggles of tho com
munity where they are situated. Manjr
of the bells, however.havo decorations
and inscriptions on them which are
very curious. Of this kind was ;
legend of "Mighty Tom," of Oxioru,
before its recasting iu 1(512. Tho
translation of the Latin inscription
"for Thomas' snko
1 cry Jllui JJoin, und no mistake."
Sometimes where there was a chime
ench bell had a separate legend. A
good deal of tho poetry is really dog
To eliurL-h I euil."
"'1 lie sleep head I raise from bed."
Inscriptions were fouud on some of
tho seventeenth century bells. Among
them one in Addingtou, 1C5H:
"Wlieu you hear this mournful sound
Prepare yourself for underground."
Tho following lines aro met with iu
a great many places in the different
"I to tlio eliurcli tlin living call
Aud tu tlio grave do summon nil."
All the bells do not have such lugu
brious inscriptions. Sometimes the
iusoriptious refer to a wedding:
"When men lu Hymen's bond unlln s
Our merry peuls produce delight."
At times it is used for secular pur
poses, resulting in the appropriate in
"Lord quuneli lliln furious flamo,
Arise, ruu, help put out tho same."
The church of St. Ives has a bell
which has tho following terse inscrip
"Arli?o and go about your buslnoso."
Iu addition to the various mottoes,
etc., iu many cases there has been
found on the bells the record of eccle
siastical rulers of the parish nt the
time of their easting which have been
of great value to the historian. At
Claphntn, Hertfordshire, there is a
belt in which one word oi tho inscrip
tion is upside down. It rends "Clod
Snvo the Church," and the word
"church" is upside down,
Wonmll' (Jiilck Tuct.
The following story illustrates a
woman's quick tact iu nu emergency.
It is about a college president who
is a great gardonur and wears a glass
eye. One day this college president
it being summer and he ou his va
cation rushed in from the garden nil
soiled nud spattered aud without his
glass eye. His wife was seated with
a culler of importance. She per
ceived the special uulltuess of her
husband's condition and frigidly said
to him: "John, go at once to tho li
brary and tell your master Mrs.
wishes to see him." Ho went and
soon reappeared clothed, eyed and in
his right mind.
This college president, it is plain,
is himself a mau of presence of mind.
There aro plenty of men who, con
fronted by such a remark of genius as
this, would have stared and faltered
out: "Bnt, my dear " and spoiled
it all. Boston Success.
A Simple 1-iaiiKitHffe.
The grammar of the Chinese lan
guage is so simple as to bo almost
non-existent. The same word serves
indifferently as a noun, verb, adrorb,
or adjective. Moods, tenses, persons,
gender aud number are lacking; there
are neither conjugations nor declen
sions, 4 or auxiliary verbs. The few
Chines who have attempted to matter
the English tongue regard its gram
matical construction na olumiy aud
full ot pitfalls.
Designs For Costumes That Havo L3o
come Popular in the Metropolis.
Nrw Yop.k City (Special). Thero
is more genuine novelty iu the wraps
of cloth and fur designed for the pres
ent season's clothes market thnu in
THE NEW WISTF.lt I OA I'.
either the gowns or hats that are nl
ready casting their shadows beforo
them. N'cnii of tho fashionable new
comers at the furriers or clonkmiikcrs
is braided. The whole creed of dec
orntion is cloth stitched on (doth nnd
fur ou cloth. Not ono of tho new
coats or capes mnko tho slightost pre
tenso of lifting the figure. What the
l'.nglish call box nnd what tho French
volunto shape wraps are being pushed
for popularity most vigorously by tho
manufacturers, and the chances nro
just even whether this style, so fre
piently nnd emphatically rejected and
despised by women, will now bo uc
cepted. Clumsily largo enpes of the snino
type as were worn last winter nro
eligible for use in tho coming, season,
iml the handsomest are made of thick
lcek-suil'aced dark cloth with broad
borders of gray nnd brown fur and
iiuished by tall kaii-er collars. An-
ATTlUCTIVr. NEW n.ANXlif, HIIIKT WAISTS.
other mode shows a capo with long
kersey skirts to tho hem of tho dress
and then over this to the hip falls an
other capo of fur, and it is perfectly
patent that tho long-haired polts aro
to be first in tho henrts of our country
wemeu this year.
Long cloth coats that might easily
bo called ulsters and made of broad
cloth, vicuna or Venetian cloth, are
out on the Chesterfield und Hnglun
pattern, as those for menaremideled;
their pockets aro ample aud the one
feminine suggestion is tho tall, up
rolled collar, often lined with mole's
fur that gives the teuderest, most
grateful touch to the faco possible,
and the smoked pear-gray color, which
forms u soft becoming background for
thu face. The majority of these long
coats are made to fasten with tho but
tons out of sight, or one or two very
choice cut steel disks hold the fronts
together aud twinklu iu the soft, deep
Thero is a pretty fashion coming iu
of usiug bullet-shaped buttons of
brass us trimmings ou sleeves nud
yokes and tho fronts of cloth suits.
These are copies of tho buttons that
small boys iu livery wear, aud they
are not the first brass ornaments that
have crept into women's wardrobes.
I'rass iii evidently tho successor to
much of tho popularity accorded to
gun metal, and by treating it to a high
polish and overlaying it with a pe
culiar lncquer it neither loses its lus
ter nor conveys any ugly odor to thu
,hlilrt Will Hi. Hi ill TIllllB r llrniilr.
Among tho lenlly indispensable
things exhibited in the shops ure the
uew shirt waists. Notwithstanding
the fact that these comfortable gar
ments havo boon iu vogue ma ".7 years
and each season some one asserts that
they ure "going out," they are still iu
Styles vary, aud special designers
iu the large shops always are working
out novelties. The new flannel nud
silk waists merit going a long dis
tance to see, for they ure beauties,
and not at all expensive. Of course,
tho best ure tailor-iuude, as they
should be to have the quiet style so
necessary in this garment; but of all
things worn by woman the shirt waist
is, perhaps, the only article which can
be mado at home and really look tho
real thing. There are good patterns,
which tit, too, aud it the maker is
rnrofnl about stitching well nnd press
ing correctly, she cnu turn out u really
Hut silk ones nro another story,
with their rndless number of tinv
tucks; tho dclicnto hemstitching; the
rolled edges, with narrow embroidery
slipped iu, nnd nil tho perplexing de
tails. So much depends upon tho set.
nt tho back, tho hang of tho sleeve,
tho way buttons are sewed, nnd, above
nil, the cravat, that it is small wonder
that a woman prefers to bo well
dressed in ono expensive waist rather
than hai o (.everal badly made or in
ferior iu quality.
For silk waists, tucks and hem
stitching nro tho proper moile. Tho
tucks may ruu lengthwise in groups,
may bo tiny or largo, or stitched m
squares. So long as tucks aro used
one cannot fail to bo in tho fashion.
For flannel n combination of stripes
has tho smartest effect. Tho exiwu
plea shown in tho largo engraving,
taken from the New York Press, aro
both of llaunel, and for stylo and com
fort no design can bo found which
will surpass them.
Ki'dtlt'lni; the FilMtildtmhlo C'hilill.
The fashionable chain is reducing,
in some instances, both its dimension
and weight. It is neither so long nor
so heavy ns heretofore. There seems
an approach to the delicate beauty of
the slender gold chains which our
grnndmothers woro reaching to the
waistband into which the watch was
tucked. Homo of tho newest chains
aro quite line, nnd extend about hnlf
way to tho waist, supporting n small
watch or a tine pendant.
Traill hi- llitlilt Skirls.
Tho new tailor gowns are made with
trailing habit skirts, with a pleasnut
swish about them. Hustling is out of
fashion. Iu placo of the crisp tufl'atas
for linings, soft silk:i likepcau do soil'
and foulard aro used. Machine stitch
ing is tho craze of tho moment. It in
useil on tailor gowns in horizoutu',
wavy aud perpendicular bands anil
not only iuthu same color as the cloth
but in a contrasting shade.
rubric For Wlnlor Mui
The silk and wool crepon is a fixturo
now and will bo until replaced by
something richer. For wititer wear
this fabric has largely displaced silks
and satins, giving all tho lustre of tho
silk with the elasticity, warmth nnd
reliability of the woolen costume. This
will have much to do with its effect
upon dress fashions for some lime to
Tlin Correct 'I'll I iifr.
Tiny black tall'eta jackots nro sup
posed to be the correct thing this sea
sou, These dainty trifles of feminine
wear are not so simple, after all, with
their prodigality of tucks, pipings nnd
goneral elaborateness, and are quite
expeusive little affairs iu the end. "
A Titllor-IUtKlo rtlrlni.
Thero is uowa tailor-made pelerine.
It is very simple except at the neck,
where it is heaped with lace, silk mus
lin ruches, nccordion-plaitings, single,
double and triple, with broad-ribbon
bows or choux fastened bore and there.
ttlovcn Hlul Klioun For Winter AVfiir.
Heavily stitched stout gloves are
the only kind allowable for tho winter
season. Thick, round-tood shoes are
tho proper footwear, and lints posi
tively must bo devoid of gewgaws und
A Xctv Holm !ei;ii.
A modest design in a robe conceived
of cambric is hero introduced. Half
inch tucking. form tho yoke nud tho
trimming across tho upper pin t of the
sleeves. Tho wrists are fiui: bed with
a soft, bell-shaped fall of lawn edged
with blue, nud that also outlines Ihc
I Mill F 4
GOOD ROADS NOTES.
Tli Nrrr.nltjr For lnol Koil.
We are pleased to note the agita
tion in this direction, which is a
good one. (food roads are a necessity
to the farmer aud fruit grower; apart
from tho desirability of having your
products nrrivo nt shipping point in
the best possible condition there are
111 any other considerations, among
them the saving of time, and tho
wear and tear on both man and beasf,
the capacity for carrying increased
General Roy Stone, Director of Hoad
Enquiry of the Department of Agri
culture, says thnt more activity is lie
iug displayed in road improvements
than hns been shown for years, not
only iu the construction of new ronds
but in the general agitation for thoir
construction. "All the road maehino
manufacturers," ho says, "are driven
with orders, and the office of road in
quiry is overrun with applications for
advice on road legislature and assist
ance in road construction."
Thero are nearly forty road con
ventions to be held this fall, mostly
iu the Northwest, while a number of
object lesson roads are to be built in
the West nud South.
Tho use of convict labor on road
improvements is spreading rapidly in
tho Southern States. Iu one locality
near Charlotte, N. C. , seven miles of
good stone roads havo been built iu
this manner. F.very farmer should
take an interest in this movement as
he, more than anyone else, reaps the
benefits of good ronds. Let us be up
and doing, Agitate this question
among your neighbors, with your
legislature and the powers that be in
your locality. True it will mean nu
increase iu taxes, but the benefits
dorived from good reads would more
than compensate you. Sucred Heart
Atiloiiinhlllnla Nhotilil Help. "
Tho League of American Wheelmen
will mako nn effort to get all owners
of automobiles to become members.
Tho two classes havo one common de
sire the betterment of the public
highways, and as the leagno has for
several years agitated this subject and
is acknowledged the leader iu the
good ronds movement, it is expected
thnt there will be littlo trouble in gut
ting owners of the new vehicles to
join iu the crusado for bettor high
ways. Should the league bo success
ful in its purpose it will bo to the ad
vantage of tho organization, as well as
the automobile owners, as it will bring
to its membership nu influential class,
nnd ono which has as yet taken littlo
interest in tho good roads movement.
1 'h nt the automobile rider will havo to
take a hand in the agitation cannot bo
disputed, for under present conditions
thero are comparatively few reads iu
this country suitable for cither class
of vehicles, and thu antomobilo owu
ors must havo good highways as well
as tho wheel owuers. To secure
thtise they can do no better than to
joiu forces with tho wheelmen, nud as
the league is desiro'.tsof increasing its
membership they will bo approached
with a view to their becoming mem
bers nud active workers for good
IVnstn of llnd Koudit.
Tho Agricultural Department has
collectod statistics showing that the
average load hauled over our Ameri
can country roads is almost exactly
ono ton, nud thnt the hauling costs
per milo about twenty-five cents for
each wagon load or ton. In Western
Europe, the average load is three tous
and the cost per mile a ton varies from
seven to ten cents. The average for
Knglund, France, Germany, Italy,
Switzerland and lielgiuiu is S.t! cents
per mile for every ton. Huropenu
farmers are euablod by their better
roads to haul loads three times nn
heavy as in this country and theroby
save two-thirds, approximately, of tho
Tlioso figures are a telling argu
ment for hotter roads. The waste of
time nud labor aud the wear and tear
ou vehicles enter but slightly into thu
computation nnd should also bo con
sidered. Tho whole story shows the
miserably mistaken economy of bud
roads. St. Haul Dispatch.
ioml IEohiU Will Follow.
The coining of automobiles will un
questionably accelerate the impulse
given by tho bicycle to the making of
good roads. Whon automobiles are
made so cheaply that people must
have them jurt as they must have im
proved farm machinery, then it may
be expeoted that good roads will come
with a rush. They ciiuuot come too
soon. It has been demonstrated by
statistics that it costs American
farmers three times as much to haul a
ton as it does the furuiers of Europe.
Hut when automobiles on good roadi
so far reduce tho cost of carriage thai
their nso must be general, 'then the
conditions of their use, uamely, roadc
lit for them to ruu on, may be ex
pected. Indianapolis News.
A ,ranl Itonlttviml.
Somebody said it would be n good
thiiift to have a $10,0(10,000 toll road
run diagonally through Connecticut,
from northeast to southwest, and in
teroKting stories dealing with the
possibilities of tho sehemo ure afloat.
It is argued that with accommodations
for wheelmen and other travelers by
approved twentieth neutury menus of
locomotion, including power for auto
mobiles ou tup at convenient inter
vals, the enterprise coald not fail of
success. If the road were actually
built, it is surmised that Massachu
setts would continue it to Hostou,
forming a grand through route from
New York City to Hoston.
Oitn of llin Hltf' llnt liopcl.
The St. Lonis Republic sees iu the
campaign for read improvement now
going 011 iu Missouri one of the best
hopes of tho Stale aud says:
" "Tho American farmer is at an ex
pense throe times greater per mile fol
hauling his produce than the Euro
pean farmer. This iu becuuse the
service staudards abrourt are lowei
aud because the roads there are a gresl
deal better. This drain npon the
agricultural energies of thecountrj
will continue until this annual surf act
treatment is supplanted by a system
of fundamental and permanent con.
Tho automobile vehicles which cos
a') out 9800 are very popular in Taris
' HSllll EMM MS.
j OCTOBER 8.
Work Where Christ Tells You To. John x::i.
Nrrliiline Verses John xli. 2. tT:
Arts xxvll. 12: Horn. I. I; xil. 1. 2: 1
for. vl. 17, IX; : 11 1 . il. v. I'll; vl. 14.
till. Jit. 7- I't; I John li. I.".. 111.
It I" our purl I" obey, to do the voi k
ns lloil tuny ilirect: Uoil's part Is to nr-i-MiniltHh
result". If we oliey, ivp ni'iy
lie sine he will lie faithful to prof(MT
While it is outs to eons, 11 uto all 1 ur
powers to the het lee of liiul, we most
not foiKet thr.t It Is in. 1 mu- inl'ht. Inn
only lloil's IiIcssIpk "'"l slreiiRth that
nets us the vlrfoty.
When oil IhliiKs else nie Htihurilintttitt
Id oui lo ve anil ilevullon to Hod's serv
lep. when U Is our meat nnd drink to
do his will, then only do we s"i Ve hill
with niir ndi-'ht
SKI.Ki 'TP INS.
There nre few tepiptui loin more coni-
inoti tluin that v lileh leads men to !
pine at the lot in which they are i-.isi.
iielii vmtf that In some other sltuatioi
.hey i-ould serve (led better. If eneh
Fiieh nmii had the spirit of self-.;ur-i
rpder. the spirit "f the ios, it woulil
not mutter to him whethi r he weic do-In-!
the x oi k ur the nriilivpi ili't i r 011
of the tpf.Ti,,i- puitn. It W Ids duiy t
tv Mini he himself, pimply to try to do
tils own dlltv.
We in sohllns : Chri.-i, who Is miRhty
And his Pniim r, th- o.s i unfurled;
We me ple lKi'd to he faithful no I
stemltust nnd In.ive
Ac.iinsl Sumn. llle ile'll nnd th"
Tlioiti,'h the win fare bit weary, the
trial he sore.
In the tnjuht of our !"d we vl I
O what Joy to h" i-i-ovvii d nnd lie pur-'
In tin- pence of our own F11 thei lnrd.
It is a nolde I ill tm t" work for imf '
xvho experts li'fitu us our Pest. Leon
ardo ilit Vinci hud a loiiit'nw for wot k
that demanded nil his powers, for li
was iieeiistoiiied to serve 11 prince. . . .
doii i too wise iind' kind n master to
rt'diilie less tluin our lust, lie lin
Riven lis a tusk I tin t ininht 1111 the t isk
of an nrchniii;e. tied the tusk Is tti
plrdne nf the i iiluiKi inriu of our pow
ers to till it.
C. K. 1 '.os pel Hymns. SI. 10."., 122. IU.1,
Compel Hymns.- 1-4 112. ""I, 9S, ?S,
- C-OOD SIGN.
In Norm or Vat Importunes t tli
KriltlliiK of ftiarartcr.
Though the other features all rvil
their special characteristics;. It Is hope
less to try to read and balance them
might without first carefully examin
ing the nose and allowing for the weak
netu or strength lundleaied by it. Tho
Unman nose is unfailingly and correct
ly associated with will power and com
mand; the snub variety with sclf-ns-Kertlveno.ts,
and the thin, high-bridged,
hooked type with avarice. A compress
ed nostril Is not to be wlehed for, as It
indicates suspicion and penuriousness.
Whrn the curve Is lipnvy the character
Is usually rorrcKpnndlngly dull and un
interesting; well defined, It points out
Hie wqll-balaneed mind, and perhaps
uImo a passionate disposition easily
roused and as easily calmed. The lit
tle, pointed, narrow no.se proclaims It
Felf as Impudent nnd wanting In rever
ence, nnd when it Is united to a reced
ing chin and forehead, with eyes closn
to the nose, tho wider the berth given
the possessor of eueh unenviable quali
ties tho better. So thero Is much, very
much, in physiognomy, and one's con
stant 1 not first) Impressions, though
not always Invariably correct, may, ou
the whole, be trusted.
NiiMl Food In l'arla.
Parisian gourmands devour 100,00'J
pounds of snails dally.
rrorn unite, nost rut. t 4W
Well tirade Etr 0i
WHEAT No. 2 Ilea 72
t.'OKNN,,. 'J Whim 41 41
Outs Soutliera 4 1'ouu... 5 i'i
l!YE No. 2 tu i
IMY Choice Timothy.. M I'D ISM
iood to 1'rliiiB UO i la.'iO
tTHAW live lu cur Ids. . W J '0
WlieAt Jilimks 6H ''
Oat Works (10 J 7 00
TOMATOES Html. No. 3. 7-'i
TKA8 Htaudttrda 1 10 1 4U
CORNJjry Puck 70
CITY KTF.ERS f lny Jl
City Cows 9:-, ll
roTATOH AND TF.OSTAfll.SC
POTATOES Iiurbuiik. . S5 41
ONIONS to 65
noo rrtoDccTs-sbis.i v r,S
Clear lilwldus 7 7',
Hniiis UH la
M'-iw pork, per Imr 10 SO
I.AItli CrudM 4
Uesl rellned C
BUTTER Fin Cruiy. . .. I 2'l . 21
Under Finn VI iM
Creamery Holl Hi
CITEESF. N. Y. Fuuejr. . . I U m 12' i
N. Y. Flut Vi I'M,
bklui Clieodo fj.ij 7. H
EOOR Statu f W( 17
North Carolina 15 1
CniCKFNH t 11 II
JJuoU, ,ur in t 11 11,
TOIIAC'CO Md. Infor'a.. 1 51 1 61
Hound I'ouiuioa it ) 4 Wl
Middling fiOJ 70i
1'iiney 10 il 1V0J
rrEF Hast Ileeviis f 4 20 9 470
Bltl-'.KP 4 uO 4 75
lloga (JJ 0 1J
runs and mm
MUBKItAT 10 9 11
Itttoeoou 44) 4S
Jted Fox Jllil
Kkuuk lllueL. H
Opossum )U XI
FLOUR Southern S S3 4 (M
WHEAT No. il liud 74 74
HY1S Wnnlera Wl H
COItN No, U ,. m W
OATH No. 8 11 klU
1IUTTEH Statu U .
K(1(IH Ntnto , 11 l
tJUKUlE ttt 11 JJ
I.OUR Houttmrn I IM a
WHEAT No. Sllail 70tf VI
OOUN No. S HI ttlX
OATS No. S i8
BUTTER Htut !U IS
Kuas-l'oHina ft V,i U