|Paper||Millard County Blade|
|Rights||No Copyright - United States (NoC-US)|
|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Millard County Blade|
i ' tied. There was nothing left to live for. The only thing that he still feared was his own want of courage ALPII GARDON strode moodily up and down his work-sholitthe with tered p, odds and ends of machinery which represented the ruins of a hundred castles in the air. He was always was Gardon; always spending days and nights in the manufacture of some wonderful machine or other which was to revolutionize the world and make him famous, only to find after all his labor some irremediable flaw in his plan which rendered the completion of the machine an impossibility, or prevented it working. ILe gaze around him on the gaunt skeletons in wood and brass of past hopes, and clenched his hands fiercely. "A failure! Everything in my life is a miserable failure!" he cried alcud as he paced the floor. It was not the breakdown of an ordinary invention, however, that wrung the bitter words from him. He had grown accustomed to waking in the morning with an idea worth millions in his head, and going to bed at night with the knowledge that it was not and worth 1,000,000 match-stickhad become quite philosophical over the failure of his plans for But this time it was a different arrangement that had broken down, an arrangement by which the inventor hoped to make himself a g home and children; and the in the shape of Deborah Dene, the woman he loved, had failed him. In his clenched hand he held the letter she had sent him, abruptly announcing that she wished to break off their engagement. There was a revolver lying on the inventor's bench, which had thrice had its brighjt barrel pointed towar d his forehead, but three times the man's purpose had failed him at the in-Tenti- 1 s; money-makin- g. main-kprin- decisive moment. The fact of his cowardice led to the man's irritation against himself. "I fail in everything that would make life worth living, and can not even kill myself," he went on, in his despairing soliloquy. "Must every- thing try prove a failure?" He took up the revolver once more with sudden determination, and holding the barrel between his teeth, pulled the trigger. There was a click, but nothing more; he had forgotten, after all, to load the thing. He had failed once more to kill himself,and the nervous shock he had experienced had made it impossible to repeat the attempt. He must think of something, he" told himself, which I would j:: l'cc the last act easier for him. He was determined on suicide, and had committed himself by informing Deborah of his intentions; but when the single movement of a finger was in a moment to make all the difference life and death, and determination. To get away from his anvil and tools, with the chance they still offered him of changing his mind and breaking the chain around his waist, as well as to save the empty house from needless injury, the inventor put on his hat and walked out into the country road that stretched in front of his lonely dwelling. He walked along rapidly, anxious, while his determination remained firm, to place as great a distance between himself and any chance of undoing his handiwork. There was not a soul abroad, of course, at such an hour, and Gardon had no fear of injuring anybody but himself by the explosion that now he was expecting every moment. When the road took him near any habitation he made a wide circuit, to keep it outside the range of the dynamite bomb round his waist. With the same thought-fulnes- s for others he stopped when, after about half an hour's walk, he caught sight of the figure of a woman approaching him. He was like a man with the plague, whom it was dangerous to approach, and Ralph was about to turn precipitately, and get out of the woman's way, when something in her figure struck him as familiar. The night was a moonlight one, and in the middle of the road, where she was walking, it was as clear as noonday. A second glance told him that his suspicion was right; it was Deborah Dene hurrying along the road. In the complete sumrise of seeing her in such a spot at such an hour the thought of his invention went cle ar out of his head. It was due to go off at any moment now, but Ralph was so astonished that he actually forgot its existence. He hurried forward. "Deb," he said, "what are you doing here?" .For answer the girl flung her arms round his neck and burst into tears. She had hurried as fast as the train would bring her to him immediately on receiving his letter with its hint of suicide, and walked from the nearest station, three miles further up the road, expecting to reach the hous.. enly to find him a corpse. She sobbed for five minutes on his breast without being able to speak a word, in the relief of finding him alive. The letter which he had received, and which she was supposed to have written, she had never heard of except through his reproaches. It was a forgery, no doubt, concocted by some spiteful acquaintance of his or hers to ruin their happiness. She loved him with her whole heart and soul, she sobbed and could never dream of giving him up. It seemed to poor Ralph Gardon, who loved her more than his life, that the gates of paradise had opened. To find that all the mental agony through which he had passed had been without cause or basis made him feel the happiest man in the world. It was actually not until he clasped his sweetheart in his arms, with every doubt and suspicion removed, that the consequent pressure of the bomb against his flesh reminded him how in a few more minutes at most it his physical courage deserted him, and his finger became powerless. He must prepare some plan for killing himself in which the exadt moment of his deaths would be decided by chance or the action of machinery,' The idea pleased him by suggesting "the need of invention, a fceed which . his mind was always ready to meet, and he set himselfwith a melancholy pleasure, to think out the details of a killing machine which should fulfill all his requirements. Death must be painless and instantaneous, of course, butniust act at a different moment from that at which; his victim took the decisive action which would make "the fate certain and ur changeable. He drew out a plan, rapidly making rough sketches of the mechanical details on the back of Deborah's fatal letter. Then he went down to his forge on , the floor below and worked hard at the instrument he hal invented.; Ralph Gardon was proud of his wprk. The invention was in tie form of a dynamite bomb, which wj uld explode by the 'slow action of an acid eating through a barrier of csmerrfc ' One of. his past failures had left him with the dynatr.ite on ,his hands, j It was inclosed in a carefully welded; iron case joined strongly, so ; ' that once the cn.se was closed it could only be opened by the exercise of force. It was connected t as strongly to an iron chain, which - - mk TO the Careenage ravine out of the sight of the battery, were advancing by, and had got within 200 yards of the right flank of the battery. "The gun could not be trained to reach them, as the embrasure confined its 'field of fire,' but Hewitt was quick of resource, and after one more round, as the gun was being reloaded, he gave the word, 'Four handspikes, muzzel to the right,1 and trained the gun so that its muzzle rested against the earthen flank wall of his battery. Turning to the messenger who was repeating the order, he shouted 'ReFire!1 and a tire! Retire be mass of earth, stones and gabions was driven by the projectile and sixteen pounds of powder into the faces of the victory shouting Russians, who, struck by this wide spreading extemporized IT fell x.rf ! e . faith might be dering what religious if there were any hers, he inquired there. about 'I can't Presbyterians never said. "I she pay any atsay," and wouldn't such to tention things wus see to it. But John know one if I is a powerful hunter and you can look back. of the house among his hides and maybe you can tell me ;if he has ever kilt one. 'Atlanta Constitution. " Too Intellectual. '"How;" inquired the languorous beauty with the Coffee stains on the she happen front of her wrapper, "did him?" not to marry The girl whose regal beauty was somewhat dimmed by the motion of her; jaws as she partook of a light repast, made prompt reply. "She was saved by presence of mind," she explained. 'Its presence was so very manifest he was glad to Detroit Tribune. escape. j replied, the retail grocer, wondering at the man's ignorance. "I should first wish to know just what he meant by gibbering,' rejoined the cautious party. Detroit; Tribune. Everett: WrestLady, I have four little children crying at home for bread. ':' goodne ss For sake t f: ... The world is like a fruit basket. The big and attractive ones get on top, while the little ones are crushed out of sight in the bottom. Hair grown on bald heads where all other remedies have failed. All manner of scalp diseases cured. Testimonials free on application. J. H. Thelps, M. D.. Specialist, 80S 16th Street, Denver, Colorado. acMany of the applicants for divorce have made a sour that knowledge mash. they II the Baby Is Cutting Teeth. sure and use that old and remedy, Mrs. WrssLoWs Soothing Syrup for Children Teethlrigr- Be A well-trie- d are in such a hurry great manynopeople to live. that they have time I believe Piso's Cure for Consumption saved my boy's life last summer. Mrs. Al-li- e Douglass, LeRoy, Mich., Oct. 20, '94. The widow is hot always as mournful as she is dressed. DIRECTIONS for using CREAM BALH.Applu a particle of the Balm well up into the nostrils. After a moment draw a strong breath through the nose. Use three times a day, after meals preferred, and beforr ""tin'a. Headquarters EAR) ESS AND SADDLES Do not b3 deceived by unreliable fictitious prices, such as (35 team Harness for 118, $30 steel IT MUM d,uble cinsha, cowboy horn, 8 addle for fl5, but before purchasing, rend for m? naw trated and descriptive catalogue free, and see rwhat you are ordering, and if goods are not as represented, you can return same at my expense. I tise the best oak tanned leather and employ only fitst class worJt-me- n. i J. WILSON, 1749 to 1751 Larimer St. DENVER, COLO. llifl-flS- t. Denver Tent and Awning W t oncord Harness in Colorado for $18. v With breeching, $20. $25 double team har riS ness with brecebing $16. $2o steel horn . etocl- - saddle tor $15. f i TL't't tl5slngie buggy har--:'- i, E68, for 18,50. Do not be deceived by worthless imitations bat order direct from us and get lowest wholesale price. free. All poods stamped; FRED MUEIj-LECatalogue 1413 Larimer Street, Denveri Colorado. Gooda Bent for examination. I j '.j .Always Behind. Mabel, sunrise in the Alps Why, it looks about noon time. I wonder where it was painted ? Hortense, consulting catalog u Philadelphia. Life. X 's DR. GUNN'S Estab.ished -- FEMALE' WEAKNESS of any kind. 30 Londoner blk. CUKJEs, A MILD PHYSIC. ONE Pllili FOR A DOSE. bowols of movement each day is necessary for the health. These pills supply what the evstem lacks to cure make it regular. They Hedache?lrighten the Eyes, and clear the Complexion better than cosmetics. They neither gripe nor sicken. To convince you. we. will mail sample free, or a full box for 86c. Sold everywhere. BOSANKO MED. CO.. Philadelphia. Pa. nunc LHUO nn jI of imitation trade marks and labels. Arapahoe Street, DENVER. ea.b, nose AND THROAT DISEASE. Maok ICth sts. Correspondence free. eye, & i of MINING, PRINTINGS MACHINIST Repairs etc. Pipe threading and cutting. GKrsi la. 1415-1- 7 18th St. Nosic Freight elevoWORKSf! MFG. CO. IlC III! CD NOVELTY 1520 Lawreijce St., P. 0. Box 31. Seals UlNY Stencils, Rubber Stamps and Electric Supplies. til SCHOOL DAT T 0 FARM, CHURCH, UOGUE LEAD COMPANY. DMiLlJ 1810 Blake Street, Denver, Colorado. rTKFxrxA TAT Street, A A BEWARE 1630 Block, Calif ornla LIVER PILLS ALL KINDS BOUGHT AND IN SOLD. G. E. ADT, 1620 19th AA THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN NURSERIES, GAIIOII CITY COLORADO. ' Denver. The oldest and largest Nursery in the State and the onl one propagating a general Stock. If you want to be success-- , ful plat COLOKADO GROWTH frees. Send for , Catalogue and price list and mention this Paper , Doubtful Seeds alone. The best are eay to get, and fcost no more. Ask your, dealer for j vl I! UL - O Costs no more than inferior package soda U never spoils the flour, keeps soft, and is uniJ versally acknowledged purest in the world. J ; JJ f tf Hade only toy CHURCH & CO., New Yorfc. Sold by grocers everyviie. "rlte for Arm and Hammer Book of valuable Recinea FEES. I I FERRY'S J SEED!$ Al ay the best. JK.non yj Pentells Seed I) everywhere. 1895 you Jl Annual for to plant, fjr what, how, and whenAddress ff Sent Free. Get It. ( U D. M. FERRY & COJt Detroit, Mich. Patents. TW1 Invention. if y'l J -- DYE & Proprietors. it i If 1868.1 JEWELERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS, send your sweeps and waste gold cbntainlng and silver for treatment. Prompt returns and highest cash price paid for and silver bullion. Address 1736 find gold 1738 Law rence Street, Denver, Colorado. U II - IMPROVED OFFICE And Chemical Laboratory. VIAVI He---- It ; - .' E. E. BURLINGAME'S Unpleasant Reminder. jdoesn't seem , possible that we were once engaged. , She What made you think of it? He I happened to look, at that ring on your finger. Life. :M f don't see how the neighbors stand it. You don't live in a flat, do you? " A Blake. R, ELT BROTHERS, 56 Warren St., New York. I CoL, 1637 .JViVW ELY'S CREAM BALM opens and cleanses the Masai Passages, Alia vsain and Inflammation, Heals the Sores, protects the Membrane from Colds, Restores the Senses of Taste and Smell. The Balm is quickly absorbed and gives relief at once. A particle is applied into each nostril and Is agreeable. Price 50 cents at Druggists or by mail. Eiislst j Denver Directory. For Ji!S CATARRH ASSAY -- Mrs. Potts ,'.V ij OmOwOwOwOwOwQmOwOwOmOwQwO that?" , ; S Partly rue. "He called me a 'gibbering idiot," shouted the violent man. "Now I ask you candidly, what do you think of ... Wflflff If you've neuralgia, take St. Jacobs Oil rub it on rub it on bard keep rubbing it on iPbas got to stop the pain that's what it's for. S? - A Failure. a Lfi fiilltfr vi .... Hos-tetter- the inventor fastened around his waist, joining the two ends with a Yale padlock. When he! had locked ' One More Triumph. it he laid the key on his anviL and Citizen What has your last Arctic with a stroke of his hammer bent it ' out of shape. expedition accomplished? Arctic Explorer What has been ac"Now," he said .to himself, almost we have fully triumphantly, when itj was done, complished ? : Why sir, demonstrated "coward or no coward, in about half and incontrovertibly la hour I must die." that babies can be born at the North Ue was glad that the affair was set- - pole as well as at the equator. j ly possessions, whose horse had been killed down in the valley near the guns, kept his head, and, extricating the saddle carried it back into camp on his head. Here is the story about Sir William Hewett's disobedience to orders at Inkerman: "When the Russians were seen on the Inkerman crest and were observed emerging from- the Careenage ravine and approaching the battery, a message was sent to Mr. Hew-e- tt to spike his'guns and retire. This order was delivered at a critical moment. Hewett had been firing at and keeping back some of the enemy who attempted to approach on the ridge at his right front, but now one or more companies which had ascended ." . -- lifer self-actin- g, TLUSQ HEB ARSIS BOUND! HIS NECK. -- n. W'en Ma' Away. W'en ma!s away it seems 's though The sky gets dark an' folks must know 'At sump n's wrong; an' nen it's chill An dreary home th' house is still An' creepy-likW'en ma's away. W'en ma's away they ain't no fun I jest set roun' an' don't eat none, An' feel my heart begin to sink At all the accidents 1 think Has happened sure W'en ma's away. shell, fell back discomfited! Our inon led W'en ma's away up to that place fantry pursued them, being Where nary angel's got a face most gallantly by one officer, the only 'S kind 's her's, I b'leeve I'll die would blow him to atoms. man just then in red, the others weariAn" foller her, 'cause I can't try An' live alone ng" great coats." W'en ma's away. me as a was true told This story by Arthur Chapman. Rockford, 111. The Irony of Fame. friend of mine, who knew the interest I take in the subject of suicide. "A friend of mine reads a little, but A Faithful Dog. He stopped when he had reached this not as much as he should," said a A dear dog I once had the pleasure of belonged to my daughter, then a point of his narrative, as if it was budding Cincinnati literary genius knowing child about 13 years old. It had been her the other day. concluded. constant companion and playmate for years. Unfortunately the poor creature "And were they both killed?" I "Why?" was asked. fell ill, and my daughter attended to him care for twelve days, asked with interest. "Well, not long ago I was in his with most assiduous there seemed no signs of Improvement. "Oh, no! they were married shortly room, and the talk turned to books. but day I followed her on one of her visits afterward. Gardon gave up trying to Have you a mechanical turn of One and could not help noticing how his eyes and his tail wagged with invent from that night, and becamo mind?' he asked, taking a volume of brightenedat seeing her, but he was apparpleasure too weak to rise. My little girl was pretty successful when he found his Kipling's 'Many Inventions1 from his ently downcast at seeing him thus, and table. "If you have, take this and very real forte, her fingers to and snapping whistling usual a "But the bomb?" I asked. I was read it; I don't know where I got it. I him for game of romps the signal got creature made an effort, stanot interested in the man's subse- haven't any taste for machinery of theandfaithful raced with her as far as the up a distance of about 300 yards, where quent career. My friend pretended any kind don't understand that sort bles, he fell down dead at her feet. To please of thing.'" to look surprised. her he had done all that he could, and had In the effort. Animals' Friend. died "My dear fellow, you don't think a Oldn't Want It. machine could possibly work when "This," said the dealer, "is a new UnspeaUably Miserable Ralph Gardon had invented and kind of patent man or woman troubled with dysclasp, Is the made it!" home-stayin- g which has just pepsia. Heart palpitations, sour stomach, umbrella, of the nerves, opbeen introduced. Any one stealing heartburn,or auneasiness Possibly ( ad One. sense o; t?mptines3 at the pit of pression A Georgia cattle buyer, who is also this umbrella will at once return it." the stomach, are among its symptoms. Stomach Bitters eradicates it, and a good Presbyterian, was somewhat "Thanks," said the customer, "I entirely overcomes constipation, biliousness, surprised to find out; how utterly un- don't want that kind. I like a change rheumatic, kidney and malarial complaints. this thorough remedy systemati ally ana known in a certain part of the Cohutta in umbrellas as well as the next man, Use will achieve permanent results. it mountains was the good old Presby- but I'd have no chance with a cling-t- o The breakfast roll often excites a man's terian church. It is said that he had like that on hand," and he took one of indignation, but it can't compete, in that absent-minded kind. stopped at a humble cabin home, and the ordinary line, with the roll of the collar button. during the absence of the man of the "Hanson's Magrio Cox Salve." One Advantage of the System. house was negotiating with the old Warranted to cure or money refunded. Ask your "But how could the inside of your druggist for it. Price 15 cents. woman for the purchase of a cow. In store rehave been damaged so much by "Not every one is happy that dances." the course of the conversation he This is at least says a Spanish proverb. fire without injuring your stock true marked to her that she lived very far the of the man who has stepped on a tack. of goods?" asked the insurance agent.. back in the mountains. She replied: f a udder the leetle road but "My stock was all out on the sideup "Yes, walk in front of the store, of course," Wonfamilies." other several thar's tfile-writing- - STORIES. Told of Brare Deeds In the War of the Crimea. Sir Evelyn Wood, in the Fortnightly, continues his papers on the Crimea, 1854 and 1894. He deals this time with Balaclava and Inker-maThe chief interest of his paper is in the stories which he tells of individual heroism and of endurance. We extract a few, chiefly relating to the charges of the heavy and light brigades at Balaclava. "Lieutenant Sir William Gordon, who greatly distinguished himself in personal combats in Central India in 1858, is still an active man, although the doctors said, on October 25, he was 'their only patient with his head off,' so terribly had he been hacked by a crowd of Russians into which he penetrated. He used to make little of his escape, but we learnt that after being knocked out of the saddle he lay on his horse's neck, trying to keep the blood from his eyea Eventually, without sword or pistol, he turned back, and, unable to regain his stirrups although a perfect horseman, rode at a walk up the valley. "He found between himself and our heavy brigade a regiment of Russian cavalry facing up the valley. He was now joined by two or three men, and he made for the squadron interval. The Russians, hearing him approach, looked back, and by closing outward to bar his passage left sufficient opening in the squadron, through which Gordon passed at a canter. He was followed and summoned to surrender, and, refusing, he would have been cut down had not his pursuer been shot. We know that a cornet rich in worldSTIRRING SDd for iff fr Trade-Mark- s,; lav. 2ft MB f , T ratcntabiUty u ide, or 'How to Get When writing to advertisers say that you taw the advertisement laplease this papec '