The Austin Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Ed. 1 Thursday, December 11, 1890 Page: 4 of 8
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CLEVELAND'S .CAN DIDACY.
It is mentioned in this morning a
dispatches that J. Leslie Thompson
leading and thoroughly representa
tive Democrat of South Dakota has
had an interview with Ex-Fresiden
Cleveland in New York. During the
conversation Mr. Cleveland assured
Thompson he would surely be a can
didate for the presidency in 1892 and
that he wanted his South Dakota
friends to stick to him or words to
that effect. This if true settles the
Question. And if Mr. Cleveland wan
the nomination he will doubtless get
it if there is no change in Democratic
sentiment between now and the sum-
mer of 1892. Ho has a stronger holt
upon the affection confidence ant
admiration of the country
and especially the Democratic
Bartv. than ho had the day
stepped down and out from his posi
tinn nf nnwflr and surrendered the
executive chair to the present in-
cumbent. Tho red greatness nnd brilliant
statesmanship of the man are now
more than ever acknowledged by his
enemies. He is the most popular
leader in the Democratic party today
and there is little doubt that in the
riflTt national convention he will be
supported bv the South.
But there are some objections that
will be urged against Cleveland. No
candidate can be free from them. His
anti-silver record may detract from
him in the West where there is a ten-
dency in the party led by the St.
Louis Kepublic to select a Western
man. His pronounced civil service
views don't suit many Democrats
and il urine his adminiatraiion he
made not a few powerful enemies in
his own party who couldn't control
patronage a9 they wished and who
will work against him.
Then again the state of New York
is divided between Cleveland and Hill
and it is urged the nomination oi
either endangers the unity of the
party in that state and the loss of its
solid support and immense electoral
But notwithstanding theso defects
n his title Mr. Cleveland is naturally
the choice of the vast body of the
Democracy as the great leader of tar-
iff reform and tax reduction which will
be the issue in 1892 and of which Mr.
Cleveland is the recognized exponent.
Looks like Senator Plumb of Kan-
gas is fixing to kick out of the traces
on the force bill. He gave notice yes
terday that1 unless that infamous
measure was very soon disposed of he
would vote to postpone it and let the
senate devote its time to tho financial
condition of tho country. Plumb
who wants another term has heaid
the rumblings of public opinion in
his state opposed to the bill.
Whom the Gods wish to destroy
they first make mad is the saying as
old as the days of Horace. Apparently
it is to have another exemplification
in the United States seuato. In the
matter of tho forco bill notwithstand
ing the recent elections the Republi-
cans appear determined to commit
In his speech on tho force bill yes
terday Senator Berry said its object
was to eulogize fraud and count in
men never elected at the polls. Cor
rect.' He might have added it is the
double distilled quintessence of rascul
Judges Mark and Baker yesterday
sustained a motion to quash tho in
dictment against Hennessy's assas
ins at New Orleans. The next best
thing would be to quash Marr and
Baker off the bench. The decision
was on a mere quibble.
No convention without somebody
havinz an axe to grind at it. The
Mississippi river improvement grab
bers have seemingly got their hand
into the National Board of Trade
which met at New Orleans yesterday
Many of the Parnellites make the
mistake of supposing their leader
the onlv man amone the Irish who
has any brains.
The Austin bears had it last wee k
the bulls this week.
Aubtin must have railroad com
munication with Llano.
The avalanche on the 4th of last
month one of the causes of
which was exorbitant pension
legislation has called the Republican
congressmen to their senses. The
change in their views may bo guessed
from the fact that so strenuous an ad
vocate of pension grabbing as Cutch-
eon of Michigan now acknowledges
that the tax payers of his district con
demncd his course and fully expressed
themselves in the late election. Allen
and O'Donnell of Michigan both
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soldiers in the late war the other day
said pension legislation had now come
up to the danger line and it was time
to call a halt. These men have ad
mitted that the old soldiers them
selves have become disgusted
and large numbers of them voted the
Democratic ticket solely on pension
grounds. The taxpayers of the coun
try are tired of the pension business.
While it was confined to aiding sol
diers maimed or incapacitated by the
war to make a living which was Gen
eral Grant's idea it was very well.
But furnishing a monthly salary to
the uncles aunts and second cousins
of men who never saw a battlefield is
more than thev can stand. Since the
Republicans returned to power the
country has been paying over $100-
000000 for pensions more than the
entire cost of the standing army of
the empire of Germany. No wonder
the people are kicking.
Notwithstanding these facts on the
first day of the present session pension
bills were introduced aggregating $78-
000000 and which if passed which
they will not be would swell the pen
sion appropriation to the enormous
sum of $200000000. This includes
the service bill introduced by Pickler
of South Dakota which would give a
pension to every man who did any
kind of service in the army during the
As the pension business is now con
ducted it is simply a machine to buy
the vote of tho veterans and their
kindred and friends and an engine to
loot tho treasury. It is time for it to
stop and tho people of the Northern
states have said at the late elections
that it must stop.
THE DOMICILIARY CLAUSE
The force bill bobs up in the senate
with a touch of old fashioned Repub-
lican trickery. The bill as reported in
tho senate contained the infamous
domiciliary clauso a fact to which the
Republican senators pretended to be
oblivious including Senator Spooner a
member of the election committee.
Senator Gray however exposed the
deception Spooner alleging the clause
had been expunged by the committee.
It looks like a trick to run in one of
the worst most dangerous vile and
odious features of the bill without tho
knowledge of such few Republican
senators as might possibly bo opposed
If th Republicans should in
sist on adopting this clause
along with tho rest of the bill
it will do moro than any other section
of the measure to arouse the indigna
tion of the people of tho southern
states and lead to trouble.
As Senator Gray said in his speech
Friday there was none of the measures
that coaded our ancestors to revolt
against the British king that ap
proached the infamy ot tins same
domiciliary clause. Under it a man
likely to be some worthless negro
appointed by the election supervisor
of the district would have author
ity to visit tho house of every citizen
and demand information as to the
name politics and nationality of every
Iu other words it would be a system
of espionage of tho household and
family circle more infamous and in
sulting than the secret detective ser
viccjo Russia. And yet the llepub-
lican senators coolly propose to force
the pioud Anglo-Saxon race of the
south to submit to a system so utterly
degrading humiliating and detestable
Important Meeting of the John R. Hood Camp
The John B. Hood Camp of Confed
erato v eterans held an important
meeting yesterday to consider tho fu-
ture of the home.
It was intimated that Governor elect
Hogg had let it be known that he was
willing to recommend the legislature
to establish a home for Confederate
veterans the same to be under State
The question was pretty well dis
cussed and a resolution was adopted
in which the camp signified it would
turn over to tho State the present
home and all money now in hand
A committee was also appointed to
confer with Mr. Hogg relative to the
The Christinas trade is booming.
This column is edited by Mr. John O.
Edgar of Duval to whoa all communica-
tions should be addressed.)
The existence of many a fat porker
now depends upon the weather. He
has been fed so long upon costly corn
that he is in fit condition for slaugh-
ter; but in the absence of refrigerating
appliances his owner must await a
natural reduction of the temperature
The saving of pork is a very An-
portant part of the farmer's business
as upon its success or failure depends
his supply of meat for another year.
Wow I am not going to give instruct-
ions as to the best and only way tc
kill hogs and cure them as nearly
every body has some plan of their own
that never failed with them though
kundreds of others have tried it and
fell short of success.
I wish merely to point out a few
things in connection with hog killing
that must be observed or meat cannot
First it is important that the ani-
mal should be thoroughly bled. The
presence of blood in the veins uid
arteries is one of the chief causes of
pork not curing. Next it is essential
that the natural heat should
be expelled before salting or pickling
many people wait till a hard frost be-
fore killing but this is neither neces-
sary nor agreeable. Frozen meat will
not so readily absord salt as Unit or
10 degrees above freezing point.
When the thermometer falls to 3G
or 40 degrees and stays there for some
lime that is the best and most agree-
able time to kill hogs.
The quality of salt used is perhaps
of next importance. It should be
moderately fine and strong in quality.
Liverpool salt is generally good for
the purpose and Louisiana bad ; but I
am a strong advocate for home indus-
tries and think that every loyal citi-
zen should help home enterprise when
that can be done without great per-
sonal inconvenience or loss. Acting
on this principle I tried Texas sclar
salt for curing meat and found it a
costly experiment. It was too coarse
I was afraid that I should have to
fall back on the imported article till I
met Mr. W. S. Marshall of Fort
Worth who is president of a salt
mine at uoiorado City rex. He
showed me three samples of suit made
at his works a coarse stock salt a
medium grain and a very fine dairy
quality. They were all of great
strength and purity and equal to any
Liverpool salt. Patriotic farmers
should ask for this medium grade and
f not more costly than the imported
article and it should cost less it
should be used.
Another important point in pork
saving is to completely cover the meat
with salt and see that each piece is
separated by a layer of salt as when
the meat comes in contact it is liable
to sour and spoil.
Bv observing the foregoing hints it
will not matter much about minor de-
tails ; the meat will be saved.
THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
The National congress of the
Farmers' alliance convened in regular
annual session at Ocala Fla. on the
4th and was attended by representa
tives from every state alliance.
Manv matters virtually aflectingthe
farmers' interest and touching the po
litical progress of the nation came up
fcr discussion and there can be no
doubt this congress will have the ef
fect of influencing the history of the
future to a degree not suspected three
The startling changes developed in
the recent elections through the con
certed action of the Farmers' Alliance
the Grange the Patrons of Industry
th" Farmers' Mutual Benefit associa
tion and other kindred organiza-
tions will stimulate these agen
cies to lurtner eitrt and produce
offecta that cannot now be calculated.
All these organizations claim to be
non-political and non-partisan and
have for their avowed object only the
farmer s social financial and educa
tional advancement. Their field of
operation is a lurtte one but there ap
pears to be a tendency to increase
the area bv taking in a slice of the
Upon tho wisdom of tho prpsent
leaders of the various farmers oreani
zations depends the future usefulness
and permanency of these institutions
There is a strong temptation to leave
the narrow footpaths of social and
educational progress and take to the
wiilo highway of political action.
Such a departure would be fraught
witn danger 10 me original purposes
of the different orders. Once em-
barked on the stormy sea of po(itics
the social financial and educational
parts will be neglected if not forgotten
and the food ships Alliance Grange
et al. will stand a first class chance of
being wrecked on some of the many
hidden rocks or shoals known to
abound in those waters.
And yet it is difficult to see how
there can be any oreanizanion of
farmers for mutual benefit without
political action. The farmer's ail
ments are more political than social or
educational. Thev have suffered
and now suffer under grevious political
injustice and unless something is
done to reform existing abuses all the
farmers' Combination for social objects
will have little effect in improving
Flushed with victory the leaders of
tlie people s party as the farmers
party is now called are beginning to
lay their plana for the next campaign
and believe that they can develop
strength enough to hold the balanca
of power if not enough to dominate
existing parties. This is a con-
surration devoutly wished and worked
for by the more daring and aggressive
h-aders of the farmers' movement and
if their policy should prevail and said
leaders steadily keep in view the
principles and objects of the party
and noi as has often been done
sacrifice the people for dace and
power great results may accrue.
There are always plenty of able meu
to take the lead in such movements
but a great scarcity of honest ones.
Whenever there is a prospect for
personal or political advancement
there will be found crowds of able
patriots ready to sacrifice thems.dves
for the sake of the people.
The Farmers Alliance and similar
organizations have more to fear from
their pretended friends than from
avowed enemies. With level beaded
honest men at the head of affairs the
present agitation amongst the agri
cultural classes promises to be pro-
ductive of. great things but if the
adventurer element is allowed to take
charge and run the machine it needs
no pre-science to predict an everlast-
ing smash up.
About a year ago it was reported
that the Knights of Labor and Al
liance proposed to join forces. I never
could understand where there wasanv
identity of interest between the
farmer proper and the. Knights of
Labor. The farmer is a capitalist and
to a certain extent a manufacturer
and depends more or less on hired
The Knights of Labor is a paid la
borer and generally acts as if capi
talists and manufacturers were his
mortal enemies. It is to the farmer's
mteresi to get cheap labor cheap
transportation rates and cheap manu
factured goods. It is the object of the
Knights of Labor to keep up the price
of labor and consequently transporta
tion rates and price of manufactured
To effect their purpose they resort
to strikes boycotts and more doubt
ful acts. Farmers can have no smy-
pathy with such practices as they
would be ruinous if applied in agri
culture. Think "what the effect would
be if the agricultural Knight of Labor
should be ordered to strik
during the gram harrest
of the North or the cotton
hoeing and picking of the south. Such
tyrannical combinations can never
have the indossment of the farmer.
Tim farmer must avail himself ol
every kiud of labor saving machine
but the Knights of Labor is opposed
to its use if not to its manufacture.
Mr. Powderly attended to Alliance
congress as a representative oi me
Knights of Labordoubtless with a view
totpromoting a union between the two
organizations and is reported to have
"advocated reform in the employment
of child labor insisted the governmeut
had the right to control the railroads
and then made an attack upon the
employment of labor saving machinery
and defrauding workmen of their right
to work. He was especially bitter
against all electric devices declaring
that capitalists in their greed had
cornered God's wealth and compelled
it to do their bidding. He denounced
sectionalism and said : "No matter
what politicians may say we of all sec
tions are here together again and to
gether we will right monopoly." This
sentiment brought forth great ap-
plause. Mr. Powderly is a shrewd leiiow
and thinks a consolidation of Jus
labor organizations with the now pow
erful and triumphant agricultural
associations would help to arrest the
rapidly approaching dissolution of the
The time has not arrived when the
lamb can safely make n bed compan
ion of the lion or oil permanently
amalgamate with water Till that
time. Farmers Alliances and ot her mu
tual advantage associations will do
well to let the Knights of Labor and
umilar antagonistic orders work out
their own salvation.
Secretary Rusk has jusi issued the
usual annual report of his department
and it is a medley of useful informa
tion and humbug.
He tells the farmers that they ought
to be contented and prosperous if they
are not. lhat the piternal govern
ment of which he is a bright aud
shining member has done everything
possible to protect and conserve the
agricultural interest and that their
action through the McKinley bill has
raised the value of corn in Chicago
from 31 cents to 50 cents and wheat
from 81 centi to$l.
The secretary must think the farm
era of America a parcel of idiots if he
expects them to thank the McKinley
or any other bill for the enhanced
value of their grain when even the
most illiterate and careless of them
know that the advance is solely due to
a scarcity in these crops.
He also tries to find favor with the
stockman by reciting the protective
tariff placed on imported horses cattle
sheep and hogs i he tarin lias been
greatly increased on all animals not
imported for breeding purposes and
these are still allowed to enter duty
free provided tney are full breeds.
Some anti-Republican journals.who
will not eee any good in anything un
less tloneby their party are trying to
show how this "pure bred clause
works a hardship on the farmer.
Even that common sense farmer';
friend Texas Farm and Ranch de
plores the act and curses its authors
Itsavs: "The cheap Mexican mares
eo popul.tr in the Southwest for cross
ing with better stock for the produc
j tion of hardy mules and farm animals
are not exempt but must pay a tax
equal or exceeding the originial pur-
I am not a Republican and detest
their protective tariff policv. but if
there is one redeeming feature about
it it is the prohibitive duty on Mexi-
can plug ponies.
We have had too much of the Mexi-
can mare for breeding purposes and it
works no hardships on the farmer to
cut off the sttpply.
A rich man might be able topfford
the luxury of breeding from pure Mex-
ican stock but not the average far-
mer. If the Mexican mare is really so in-
valuable for raising "hardy mules and
farm animals" she can still be brought
into Texas free of duty by having
her entered in the Mexican plug stud
Book as there can bo no difficulty
about her eligibility on the score of
purity of breeding. Her pedigree can
in every instance be traced right back
to the time Cortez began to interfere
in the affairs of Central Ameiica.
Purity of blood isn't everything.
Jerry Rusk and his coadjutors have
much to answer for but they deserve
the thanks of their countrymen for
shutting out the Mexican plug.
GROWTH OF THE SOUTH.
The Industrial Development in the Week
Ending Dee. 6.
The Chattanooga Tradesman in its
weekly report of the industrial develop-
ment of the South for tho week end
ing Dec. 6 1890 reports 22 new in
dustries 3 new banks and 3 railroad
Among the leading now industries
oiganized during the week as re-
ported to the Tradesman are the fol
lowing: A bagging factory at Vicks-
burg Miss. with $100000 capital
brick works at Cedar Crossing Ala.
car coupler works at Pensacola Pla.
and a cotton factory at Austin Tex.
with a capital of $500000. Cotton
gins will be erected at Kingston
Ga. Hartwell Ga. and Brooks-
ton Tex. An electric light plant
will be erected at Charleston S. C a
fertilizer factory at Columbia S. C
foundry and machine shop at Bristol
Tenn. guano factories at Charleston
S. C and Douglassville Ga. A knit-
ting mill will be erected at Mineral
City Va. coke ovens at Commercial
Ptint Ky.8hoeand leather factory at
Fort Worth Tex. and wood working
plants at Brookhaven Mass. and
Now banks have been organized at
Macon Ga. Birmingham. Ala. and
Charters for railroads have been
applied for at Mobile Ala. to rebuild
the old Mobile and Northwestern rail-
road and to finish it to Jackson Miss.
at Blue Rridge Ga. by the Blue Ridge
Construction company and at New-
port Tenn. by tho Southern Iron and
Cut This Out.
The advertising committee at the
meeting on yesterday afternoon ap
pointed committees to assist in making
thorough canvass of the different
wards of the city. All the canvassing
committeemen are earnestly urged to
meet the general committee at the
board of trade hall on Weduesday
(10th') afternoon at 4 o'clock. The
following are the committees:
Wooldridge Frank Hamilton J. J.
Tobin and Clarence H. Miller.
Pecan street J. H. Warmoth W.
R. Hamby N. N. Dittlinger and K. D.
Committee at large Abe Williams
John Fitzhugh Rhodes Fisher Chas.
Cortissoz G. R. Furr and J. K. Hol
First ward Abe Williams W. J.
Sutor J. P. Schneider C. Cuneo P. C.
Taylor Alfred Burleson Nelson Davis.
Second ward H. P. Hilhard. Frank
Maddox Chas. Anderson Fischer
Bros. A. C. Goeth S. Philipson.
Third ward A. P. Wooldridge E.
C. Bartholomew J. A. Hooper R. S.
Harn-son W. G. Bell J. W. Burke
Fourth ward L. Wren M. A.
Taylor Rhodes Fisher George Criser
Joe Goodwin II. M. Hall R. H. Kirby
Fifth ward R. M. Thomson Sam
Do Cordova E. M. House E. Von
Boeckmann John Doehler II. W
Steinle Albert Townsend.
Sixth ward W. H. Tobin J. K.
Holland W. B. Wortham Marcuso &
Anderson Sam Harlan J. S. Craw-
ford J. W. Graham M. Davis W. R
Seventh ward W. H. Hudle Geo.
P. Assman Wm. Besserer Dr. Frank
Rainey J. B. Nitschke W. S. Isher-
wood J. M. Boroughs.
Eighth ward J. W. Phillips I. V.
Davis 8. Bailletti Geo. W. Robertson
Ninth ward P. J. Lawless R. M
Castleman Dr. J. Cummings G. F
Hamilton R. Piatt Sr.
Tenth ward E. Saunders S. K.
Morley C. T. Hicks A. J. Zilker Mat
Myers N. S. Walton A. L.Teagarden
Floyd McGown W. A. Glass J. A.
Jackson V. A. Fenner.
Committee for suburban and non
resident property holders Paul
Thornton C. H. Miller and Charles
Assistant committee east of Con
grees avenue Ed Carringtou Dr. J
F. McKinley Vm. Rischer E. L
Blackshear and J. M. Madison.
West of Congress avenue Hugh
wancocK vv. t. Holland and Rev
J. J. ToniN. Chairman.
Clarence H. Miller Sec.
All visitors are pleased with Austin.
TOLD BY AN - EYEWITNESS.
A Mod..t Blan Who Doe. Noi F t tiinv if
Forward bat Evidently W. I IU
-There is a wide and 8 f
tween the fairs of the present day and the.
fata he d when I was a boy." said Patrol-
man FicUe tot evening when the Ananias
dub ww called to order. "Of course them
have been fairs for thousands qf years bat
I nienn only Indiana state fairs.
"The first one of that kind was held at.
Cambridge City in 1738 I was 15 years old-
auuat time and exceedingly J
ace and I think I can say truthfully that
1 the only man In Indiana now living
Who attended that fair or at least the-
only one who has a vivid remembrance oT
its every detail. The exposition budding:
lecunied 1200 acres and was builtofbrii.lt
partLly burned. It was seventeen stone
high and had a tower from which one
could see the entire United States.
"This tower however was not built ol
brick but was the trunk of a tree. lh
tree standing was TOO feet high and shora
of its limbs and branches lett a trunk 50ft
feet long and T5 feet in diametw. It was
hollowed out aud inside was a spiral stair-
case. Landings were made at every tifty
feet and near each was a window that
was only a pane of glass lby 17 feet. On.
the tiptop was a platform where the people-
used to stand ami watch the earth revolve.
The main building was divided into apart-
ments the same as our exposition build-
ing is. but I believe they had better exhib-
its; that is I mean natural products for
we didn't have so many different kinds of
machinery then as we have now and con-
sequently they were not on exhibition.
"I remember one year the managers
made a run ou pumpkins and the person-
who raised the biggest one was to bo sent
to the legislature and have a poem written
about him. A Marion county man captured'
the premium. His pumpkin was 50 feet
high 20 feet in diameter and weighed
three tons. I don't remember ''is name-
now but he was sent to the legislature just
the same and his pumpkin was brought
to this city and placed on exhibition. It-
stood for a number of years where the
Speneer house is located now and a band
of robbers cut a hblo in it and used it as a
cave hut Capt. Bruce (great-grandfather
of our Capt. Bruce) drove them away.
"But to return to the fair. As it was the-
only thing of its kind iu the west the at-
tendance was very large and as it was bold
all the year around the managers made at
great deal of money. The .first train of
sars aud the first steamboat were among:
the articles exhibited there if my memory-
serves me true. Such horseracing as we?
had I Regular flyers and no mistake. Why
I have seen horses go so fast that the driv-
er and sulky would stick straight into the-
air. Trotting pacing and running nowa-
days ain't nothing. I owned a little browm
mare that could make a half a mile iu half
a minute and not think much of it. Why
she made a mile in three-quarters one
evening after working hard at the plow all.
lay. Ahorse that couldn't trot a mile .
minute was barred off the track aa n
good. We had balloon races too nnd thej
occiisioned a great deal of fun.
"I was in u balloon race myself one day
and the way we split the air and shattered
the clouds into littlo bits was a caution.
We wure sure to win when a fellow whoe
hud a good deal of money bet against ue.
(ired a rifle ball into our balloon. This let
out the gas and down we went. There
were twenty-three people in the basket and
all were killed except me. I happened to-
have on a linen duster and that helped ran-
out a good deal by catching the wind as I
went down. I think I was pretty lucky to
fall 1300 feet and live to tell about it. The
exposition was held in Cambridge City for-
tnnny years and would no doubt be hold.
there yet but for the fact that Indianapolis;
is the capital of the state. The building
at Cambridge were destroyed in a most.
'Ir. those days there lived in the east-
part of the state an old Indian chief known
as Step-on-IIis-Face. He had a beautiful
daughter called Howling Ruiubow who-
was beloved by every one who knew her.
I was rather badly gone on the ItaiuhoTt
myself but I didn't make any particular
yell about it. One day Howling Rainbow
came to the fair with u young white mau
from Centcrville and this made her father
mad because this young white mau ou'-
had 000 acres of land and half a thousand
of horses. So he goes nway and puts oik
his war paint and stalks haughtily into the-
fairgrounds. Howling Rainbow and hei-
friend were getting into the 'merry-go-
round' when she uoticed her father strid-
ing toward them.'
" 'AI she whispered (for 'twas I withe
ber) 'Al papa has his jag on and is look-
ing for trouble.'
"'Well let him look'
" 'You don't know him Al. He if at
h.gh kicking rooster when he gets started
anil now if he says anything to you just
pass it oy as if it was a joke'
"'Oh certainly' I laughed. 'I'll just
pulverize him if lie gets too funny.'
"Here our conversation ceased. The-
Indian chief with a breath that would free
Ireland was near by us.
"'Young man' began Step-on-IIis Face.
'I am not at !l pleased to have you fool-
ing around my family. My daughter is a
" 'Oh papa'
"'Don't interrupt me me the chief of
all the Indians in this locality. I say that
Howling Rainbow is a chump.'
"That was more than I could stand aud
casting one fond look at the bronzed maid-
en at my side I let drive with my left list at
her paternal ancestor. I missed him but
struck a corner in the building. The blow
knocked a hole in the wall through which
you could drive a load of hay. The build-
ing began to shake aud totter.
" It is falling' 1 screamed to the crowd.
And so it was. Thousands of people would
be killedl ground into atomsll buried be-
neath falling walls and timbers!!! But I
was on hand; I who was tho innocent
cause of the threatened catastrophe would
avert it. With lightning speed I sprang
to the tottering walls and sinking my
heel. deep into the mud braced myself.
The creaking noises ceased the walls were-
steady and for ten days I held up that
building until not only were tho people all
out but the stock was removed the exhib-
its taken away and everything valuable-
cleared out of harm's way. Then I let the-
building come down. It was never re-
built." "What of Step-on-His-Face and Howl-
"Both lived to a ripe old age but i never
spoke to either of them again. They caused
all the trouble." Indianapolis New
Charlie Usually Doci.
One of the most unnecessary ftmarka
ever made by human lips-from the cold-
blooded outsider's point of view-is the
young brides tender injunction as she
stands in the doorway wltn ber arms
twined lovingly around her husband's
neck and says:
"Now do iake care of yourself xmtn yott
get. aome again won't you Charlie deai-r
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