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s other livery as our Sioux Falls nuin back that we were now all right. MARY DIED. WHEN He had discovered some huge rocks at what was known as 'The Mounds,' which was only about three miles from Luverne. This information raised our spirits and gave us new life, as from that point to the town it was more thickly settled and we had no difficulty in keeping in what was the road when it was not full of snow. Uut it took us over two hours to get from there to Luverne, which place we reached about three o'clock on the morning of the lith, where we found plenty of kind and willing people who had learned of our leaving Pipestone by it being telegraphed from Pipestone when we had started, and who had remained up all night waiting to see if we should get through. We were all well cared for, and although we were snowed in there for several tlhys, we were only too jrlad to remain quiet and not make another attempt to get out, especially by I remember it! We were up bright and team. "Talk about dangers, adventures, exearly, and as it was clear and not so all I have to say is that such very cold, we determined to make a periences, as that was will last a an start, although quite a number of the manexperience lifetime. a It was about the 1st men about the hotel predicted a storm we of March before finally got out of before the day was over. The wind would go no further. The morning of st ir: !. in luwly .rov. , ivr.!i';ii tenth we pulled out for Pipestone, the A !';i::i' br.nwhes th" n;inirn'ii tlovr was lifteen miles. We were all which v.r.iu- ilir:;ih ihinii!iicr day. WIi.-..t.; ever i!;iy: iv. sh:i day making the trip, which 1 had ami tJ:' eenimr ..!:' r.iiirlropdw, made many a time in a couple of hours I. ' the nr:)',v.-- and hoi's wo knew, by carriage. Which U i n our lives in rising title. "When we readied Pipestone we Aiil tiV. the of sorrow wide. When learned that they had had no train for over three months, and the town was When Mary le.l. a ail The tho loaves suffering for evcri'thing in the line of wasilyinjr brijrht sail";: groceries and fuel, having been com4 Svion iiiut Mi' drop to otsr mossy liod: pelled to make a raid on the lumber The nights aro t'hiil ami Iho summer air i rows yards in order to keep from freezing.'1 ami the flowers once so fair "Here we found that a liveryman Henceforth will fade nd cease to bloom: Noon will tin" frost king seal our doom." from Luverne named Cauady, who And the r.nvcrs. V.ondisitr low. replied: had been blocked in for two weeks, a Wo wa;l iho Munitions sido by side,' merchant from the same place named Whoa Mary died. Drew, a Rev. Mr. Lewis, of Worthing-ton- . When Mary died: and the mail carrier between PipeO aoroI room in the old homo place! stone and Luverne, named Mills, had And tin dear of a loving face, concluded to attempt to reach Lurcrnc A halo vlory where the dear head lay. As ftt'! that precious life away: next day. the Wo thought fond voices mingled there. "The morning of the 11th, how well That we hoard a footfall on ... : -- - - s i . t tlM)il-fr..it'- s Mary-diet- r.io-rie-s ? the stair; " The br:drj:rtHm comet It to meet his bride," Naul the u:i;el voice of a Heaveuly guide. When Mary dieil. When Mary died. The nut v.mn winds went whis)orlii low Through branches swaying to and fro. Their leafless houjrhs uproiiching hijeh. Whose fallen leaves went hurrying by; Leave that fell near flowers dead. While htars were watching overhead. The dear home stands by the old roadside, Where the morning air seemed sanctified. When Mary died. When Mary died. Pair angels came one Sabbath morn On their snowy wings, her spirit borne Wont up to Heaven, and the pates ajar Awaited her routing from afar.-Sti- ll the dear home stands in a clustering jrrove, Where the stars shone bright from realms , above Through the pearly gates of momingtide. As the curtains of night were draw n aside. When Mary died. Hay Davidson, in Jood Housekeeping. CAUGHT IN A BLIZZARD. Terrible Experience of a Party in Southern Minnesota. lOrisinal. KVERAL traveling men were seated in the of' t li e office Sherman house tht other evening their re-counti- man ences X mm 3- - ng experi- during travels in their different parts of the country, when one o f them remarked: "Hoys, did I ever tell you of my encounter with a western blizzard? I didn't? Well, then, I "must, as I consider it one of the most thrilling incidents of all my years on the road. "It is brought vividly to my to-nig- jnemor3 as to-da- y was the tenth anniversary of the sion, and somehow as each year by and that eventful day comes it make me feel solemn and almost like thanking some higher power that I am alive und able to be here on this occasion. "I was at the time traveling for a boot and shoe firm in Minneapolis and my territory included a part of southern Minnesota and Dakota and some of northern Iowa. You will perhaps rewas remember the winter of 18S0-8of unusual fall snow, markable for its and at times, extremely cold weather. The bloekade set in on some of the western roads as early as October, and continued until the next spring. I had been in that section of the country nearly all winter, and finally about the first of February found myself blocked at Sioux Falls, with no immediate prospects of getting out by the way of a train, at least. "I had as companions two traveling 1 f . Luverne and the trains were again C. E. Wei.lks. running." TICKLED THEIR VANITY. How Some Mobs Have Been Dispersed by Soft Ausvvcrn. During the .early excesses of the French revolution, a rabble of men and women were rioting in the streets of '''"i'I.m fttfS-vtSS Paris. Lafayette appeared and ordered : a young artillery officer to open fire upon them with two cannon. The of" u ' "VJuiir I: I i" " ? ficer begged the general to let him try f't 10 first to persuade them to withdraw. "It is useless to appeal to their reason," said the general. "Certainly," answered the officer: "and it is not to their reason, but to their vanity, I would appeal." The officer rode up to the front of the mob, doffed his cocked hat, pointed to the guns and said: "Gentlemen will have the kindness TKAMl'IXU HOWX THE SNOW. to retire; for I am ordered to shoot was in the northwest, which was a down the rabble." The street was cleared at once: for' point in our favor, as it would be in our backs. none could brook tlte idea of being About nine o'clock we were read3 classed with the scum of the city. to start and nearly all the men and During the agrarian riots, which disboys of the town as well as many of turbed Kngland in 18:52, a mob of rick the women were at the Central house burners and machine breakers "apto see us off. There were six teams peared at the old mansion of two elderand ten men in the party as we pulled ly maiden ladies. The walls of the hall out, much against the wishes of many were decorated with suits of armor anil of the citizens, who knew we would antique weapons pikes, halberds, be struck by a blizzard before we could swords and battle axes. The mob reach what was called the Ridge clamored for the weapons and for drink. The ladies refused their de'"Of course there was no sign of a mands, and when the mob seemed road. When we started out, the mail ready to resort to violence. Miss Hetty, carrier, Mr. Wells, took the lead, but the to the went elder of the as the snow was from two to four feet leader, a hideous ladies, man. up said: and looking deep it was slow progress, and his in of all the "You. the! too, people team was soon turned out so that world! I'm the.se poor at not surprised another had to take the lead. that such a "When we got about four miles misguided creatures. But man as you intelligent south of Pipestone the predictions of should attack two women defenseless the citizens were verified, as, sure does astonish me! Yon are the man I enough, the blizzard struck us. And should have looked to for protection. by the way, did you ever see or were Hut .you are not the man I took you you ever out in a westerly blizzard? If for! Never again will I trust to good not, no words of mine can describe it looks!" to 3'ou. It is simply awful. Tn an inThere was no standing up against stant the air was filled with a whirling, that compliment. The man took off blinding mass of fine particles of ice his hat, and said: "Come old lady, we and snow, that seemed to come from so as bad that! only give us ain't every direction at once. In less time some beer. Weall not harm a hair would than it takes to tell this, the air was so head!" of your to see the thik that it was impossible "No; I know that," retorted Miss team ahead of 3'ou. A halt was made and the sleijrlis got as close together as Hetty. "You can't; I wear a wig!"' The mob roared with laughter, and possible, when a council of war was helil. To return to Pipestone was be- retired without another word. Youth's yond question, as it was simply impos- Companion. sible to .travel facing the blizzard, so QUEER SIGHT FOR A CITY. we decided to push on. "First one team would take the What a Hijc duongo Crowd Looked at tlte lead and break a way through the Other Day. snow, until the horses would be comIt was at an hour, one day lately, pletely exhausted, and would leave when the intersection of Clark and great spots of blood on the hard crust, Randolph streets was a jam of people, which cut into their shoulders; then street cars, buses, carriages and another team would take the lead until wagons. Suddenly a blockade ocit, too. was exhausted, and several curred. People swarmed to the center 'times the horses were completely of the intersection to see what it was mired and some of the men had to get to which a big policeman seemed payout and tramp the snow down before ing particular attention. The. officer they could make any further progress, wore, a merry smile which the people lty thus alternating with teams, and easily read as meaning that he had after a desperate struggle, we managed something on hand worth their while to reach a small shanty about twelve to squeeze forwjard and see. And sure miles from Luverne at four o'clock in enough, as usual, they read aright. the afternoon. Here wetfound a farmer There at his feet lay a huge black bear. with his wife and eight children living A big bullet hole square between the n room. We suc- eyes showed how the g in a aniceeded in getting some dinner and a mal had met his fate. Men, women, chance to feed the poor, tired horses, newsboys gazed at the strange, strikand would have remained there all ing sight with mouths wide open. "1 didn't hear no shootin'," said one night, but it was out of the question, as they simply had no place to keep us. urchin to his little pal. "After about an hour's rest we again "Nuther did I," came the ditto from prepared to move on. The storm by half a dozen others. this time had ceased somewhat in its "Wonder if he's really all dead yet?" fury, but was still doing some good said a woman. g work. Then began another battle drawled a and for almost ten old chap, 4"pon my honor! That I bet with the elements, hours we plunged on through the is the fust bar ever tumbled at the corsnow. We lost our way at least half a ner of the Chicago city hall!" dozen times, and could only depend The big policeman only laughed a upon the mail carrier and liverymen to stanza of guffaws and assumed a heguide us by their general knowledge of roic pose. While the spectators were the country and by following the firing rapid volleys of questions at him course of the wind. Several times we there pressed in upon the scene a strapwere on the point of giving up in de- ping market man clad in the apron spair as some poor, exhausted team frock of his trade. He swung the carwould sink down in the snow, utterly cass upon his shoulder, an.as he made unable to take another step. Hut as away with it remarked: "I've lost visions of home and the blessings of chickens, ducks and hogs out of my delife would come before us, and the livery wagon in my time, but this is thought of freezing to death away out the first bear that ever got away from ' there on the open prairie was terrible, me." Chicago Tribune. we wouhl again urge the horses on. When a young man is intoxicated "Finally, about midnight, Wells, who was perfectly familiar with the coun- with love right along, and the girl is cure try when it was not covered with three willing, the or four feet of ice and snow, and who may be advisedly resorted to. Philawas at the time in the lead, shouted delphia Times. - ' i , post-offic- e. good-lookin- g, ? twelve-by-sixtee- (7:. fe' ' ILLi AX fine-lookin- "W-e-l-l- ," IT WAS SLOW PKOOKKSS. mtn from Racine, Wis., one named Fowler, and I forget the other's name, and also a machine agent named Harvey, from Davenport, la. We filially determined to get out by team, as we learnetl that trains were running from Luverne, a small town over in Minnesota. Hut owing to the great depth of snow in a portion of the road between those two points, we were compelled to take a round about way through Flandreau and Pipestone. ''We succeeded in obtaining the services of a liveryman, and on the morning of February 8 we left Sioux Falls, and, after some pretty tough experience, we finally reached Flandreau late in the afternoon of the ninth. '.There we .were compelled to hire an- - . rural-lookin- V Pay High Prices IVo Furnish the Books! 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