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NOTICE FOU PUBLICATION
Land Office at North Platte, Neb. I
February 24th. 189. f
Notice is hereby given that the following
named settler has filed notice of his intention to
make final proof in support of his claim, and that
Raid proof -will be made before Hcsister and
Receiver at North Platte. Neb., on April 11th,
1891. viz: UeWitt YunBrocklin who made H. E.
No. 13150, for the southeast quarter of section 21.
township 1H, range 30 west. He names the fol.
lowing witnesses to prove his continuous
residence npon and cultivation of said land, viz:
Edwin L. Garrison, Orrin Bacon, Abncr Votaw,
and William Powell, all of Elizabeth, Neb.
A. S. BALDWIN",
NOTICE FOB PUBLICATION.
Land Office at North Platte, Neb., ?
February 19th, 1894.
Notice is hereby given that the following
named settler has tiled notice of his intention to
make final proof in support of his claim, and that
eiid proof will be made before Register and
Receiver at North Platto. Neb., on April 21st,
189, ?iz: Ella I. Dickey, widow of John U.
Dickey, decease1, who made Homes teod Entry
No. 12.880 for the southeast quarter section 21,
township 15 north, range 31 west. Ho names the
following witnesses to prove his continuops
residence npon and cultivation of said land viz:
John J. Berger, Lester Walker, John Boyerly
and William Hubartt, all of North Platto, Neb,
76 A. S. BALDWIN. Kegister.
U. P. TIME TABLE.
No.S Atlantic Express Dept 12:30 a. m.
No. 6 Chicago Express 630 a. M.
No. 4 Fast Mail S 50 a. a.
No. 2 Limited " 105 a.m.
No. M-Freight " 750 A. M.
No. 18 Freight " 6:00 p. M.
No. 22 Freight " 4:05 A, M.
GOING WEST MOUNTAIN TIME.
No. 7 Pacific ExDress Dept 4:J0a. m
No. 5 Denver Express " 1050 p. si
No. 1 Limited " 10:00 p. m
No. 21 Freight " 150 p. si
No. 23-Freight " &:10 A. M
N. B. OLDS. Agent.
JRIMES & WILCOX,
liOBTH PLATTE, ... NEBRASKA,
Office over North Platte National Bank.
THE BASIN OF TENNESSEE.
Oh, tho glorious Middle Basin,
With her purpling sky and her bills onUck
And her bluo grass unaerneaia.
Tls hero our fathers built their home
lis here their eons are free.
For the fairest land
From God's own hand
Is tho Basin of Tennessee.
Oh, tho fertile Middle Basin!
Proud EarvDt's thrashing floor
Held not in the chain of her golden graim
Snch fields as lie at our door.
Our daughters grow like olive plants,
Our sons like tho young oak tree.
For tho richest land
From God's own hand
Is the Basin of Tennessee.
Oh, tho joyous Middle Basin,
Land of the mocking bird!
Where the flying feet of our horses fleet
In front of the race are heard.
They get their gamenesa from our soil.
Their spirits will ever be.
For the merriest land
From Clod's own hand
Is the Basin of Tennessee.
Oh, tho loyal Middle Basin,
So quick for fife and drum!
She stood in the breach on the Crescent
When tho hated foe had come.
Her Jackson made our nation safe.
Her Polk an empire free.
For tho truest land
From God's own hand
Is the Basin of Tennessee.
Oh, the glorious Middle Basin!
Can we be false to thee?
Sweet land where the earth and the sky
To the spirit of liberty!
2fo, not while our maids havo virtues.
Not while our sons are free.
For the fairest land
From God's own hand
Is the Basin of Tennessee.
nor going to prof e an easy one. Jtror a
few minutes he made little or no head
way. , Metcalfe hung upon his arm al
most like a dead weight. Donglas was
doing his utmost to help himself, but
it availed very little, for, besides the
cramp which had attacked him, he was
exhausted by his efforts at first to over
take and outstrip Grierson.
Grierson struggled on, his burden
impeding every stroke he made and
lessening its eifect. The boy felt his
own strength ebbing fast. Unless he
got oat of the current in a few minutes
more, he feared that all would be lost.
But he was making progress and could
see that the distance between the boat
and himself was lessening.
"A minute more, and we shall be in
smooth water," he whispered hoarsely
As' he spoke Grierson changed Met
calfe from his left arm to his right and
used the left for swimming
CAPRICE AND LAW. -
The inconstant winds that rout the waves
.And shako the forest wiae
Seem shouting, "Foolish mortal, cut
Thy tedious rules aside."
The stars that calmly tread their course
The same that Moses saw
Trace on the skies a surer word,
"Conform thy life to law."
James A. Tucker In Youth's Companies.
THE WOODS' GHOST.
A COAL OF FLUE.
"He's a muff
school work, I'm
KORTH PLATTE, ... NEBEASKA,
Office: Hinman Block, Spruco Sjreet
,Tt. N. P. DONALDSON,
Assistant Surgeon Union Pacific Hallway
and Member of Pension Board,
TfOKTII PLATTE, ... NEBBASKA.
Office over Streltz's Drag Store.
T-M. EVES, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office: Neville's Block,
and Children a Specialty.
Diseases of Women
Coal Oil, Gasoline,
Crude Petroleum and
. Coal Gas Tar.
Leave orders at Evans1 Book Store.
GEO. NAU MAN'S
Meats at "wholesale and
tail. Fish and Game
season. Sausage at
.times. Cash paid for Hides.
Manufacturer of and Dealer in
. Jfonuments, Headstones,
Curbing, Building Stone,
And all kinds of Monumental
and Cemetery Work.
Careful attention given to lettering of
every description. Jobbing done on
short notice. Orders solicited and esti
mates freely given.
E. B. WARNER.
AND 13MB ALMER.
A foil line of first-class funeral supplies
always in stock.
NORTH PLATTE, - NEBBRSKA.
Telegraph orders promptly attended to.
sure. Can't play
cricket a little bit anyway, " said Doug
"Rummv clothes ho -wears, eh? Hat
looks as if it had come ont of an old
clothes shop," said Frank Newlyn.
He's a sullen sort of beggar too. I
suppose he's proud of his poverty; some
fellows are like that, you lmow.
George Marchant remarked.
All the three speakers were m tho
sixth form at Denmark House, and tho
boy they referred towns Herbert Grier
son, who had just come to the school at
the beginning of this term.
It was Saturday afternoon of a warm
day in early summer, and the three
boys wero strolling down toward tho
bay, on the heights overlooking which
the Denmark House stood. When they
reached the beach, they found some half
dozen other boys undressing prepara
tory,to bathing. A large, broad beam
ed boat lay out in the bay. One or two
other boys were now in it; among the
rest Herbert Grierson.
We'll swim out to those fellows and
nave a dive irom tne boat, uougiasa
Metcalfe said. In two minutes tho
two were swimming toward the boat,
followed closely by Tippoo, Douglas'
terrier. They scrambled into the boat.
The others were now in the water, with
the exception of Grierson, who stood at
the bow ready to dive. His clothes lay
beside him, with his hat on the top. A
sudden spirit of mischief seized Doug
"Let's see if he is as good at swim
ming as he is at Virgil," he whispered
to his companions.
"Own up now, Donglas. You're a
bit jealous of Grierson. You'ro afraid
he's going to run you hard for dnx, old
chap," Newlyn said.
"Oh, as to that, 1 don't care much
one way or the other," replied Met
calfe, with ashow of carelessness. "But
I fancy I'm his match at swimming
anyhow. But we'll see in a minute or
As he spoke Douglas pretended to
stumble against Grierson's clothes, and
recovering himself struck the hat with
bis hand, and sent it spinning into the
"Hullo, that was jolly clumsy of
me!" he exclaimed.
In a moment Grierson was in the
water after his hat, which the breeze
bad caught and carried to a consider
able distance out in the bay. Tippoo
was before him, however, and swim
ming toward the hat.
"Now then. He's got a pretty good
start. We 11 see who reaches the hat
first. But I must send that little ras
cal Tippoo back," said Metcalfe, who
was one of tho best swimmers in the
school. He leaped into the water and
struck out with all his strength in the
wake of Grierson.
All were now watching the chase of
the hat with interest and laughter and
cries of "Go it, Douglas." "Strike out,
Grierson," "The hat's going to win."
It was quite clear that Herbert Grier
son was a strong and expert swimmer.
For a little Douglas Metcalfe did not
gain a yard upon nim, but presently
the onlookers could see that the space
between the two boys had narrowed.
Metcalfe was, in fact, doing his very
best, ant it was with keen sensation of
satisfaction and triumph that he at last
overtook and passed his rival.
Tho hat was now floating a few yards
in front of Metcalfe. Tho chase of it
had proved a harder one than had been
expected. Metcalfe and Grierson were
now far out in the bay, and of course
much beyond their depth. At this point
strong current swept past the bay.
The Biver Gleam emptied itself into
the sea at the north horn of the bay,
and this caused a current which set in
transverse direction across tho bay,
Both boys wero by this time in the
center of this sea stream. Metcalfe's
hand closed upon the hat. It was his
intention to swim back with it toward
the boat and replace it upon tho little
pile of clothes, and thns put a trium
phant finish to his swimming feat.
Metcalfe was now facing toward the
shore again. Grierson had turned too.
The latter was quite aware that Met
calfe had acted as he had done not
to recover the lost hat and restore it to
its owner, but in order to prove his su
periority in swimming before the rest
of the boys. The latter raised a cheer
as they saw Metcalfe -striking for tho
land again, holding the hat in his hand.
Then they saw Metcalfe stop suddenly.
Tho arm that held the hat dropped and
disappeared below the water.
Grierson, now swimming a yard or
two behind Metcalfe, gave a few vigor
ous strokes which brought him along
side the latter. But before he could
stretch out a hand to prevent it Met
calfe's head went under. Grierson
dived at almost the samo moment. The
boys in and around the boat held their
Something's wrong with Douglas.
He's taken cramp or something,"
George Marchant said.
A minute went by, and they saw the
beads of both boys reappear, a yard or
two further out. Grierson was sup
porting Metcalfowith his right arm.
I ve cramp m my right leg and
arm, Metcalfe said in a hoarse, low
voice. "I'm afraid I can't swim a stroke
"All right, try to tread water with
your other leg; it will help a little.
We'll be all right when we are once out
oi this current, " Grierson replied nuiet-
him considerable ease and rest, and his
next few strokes were freer and more
vigorous. And now he felt the current
decidedly lessening in force. He sum
moned up all his remaining energy in
one last effort, and half a dozen more
strokes brought him free of the current.
The two boys were in calm water,
and now, too, they were met by George
Marchant and Frank Newlyn, who re
lieved Grierson of his burden and took
Metcalfe between them. In this order
they reached the boat There were
many outstretched arms to help them
in, and then the boat was towed to the
Dr. Metcalfe, the principal of Den
mark House "and Donglas' father, was
not a little alarmed at what had hap
pened, though he did not show it. Both
boys were immediately got to bed, and
prompt measures taken to restore
warmth and circulation to their chilled
and -aching bodies. These had the de
sired effect; in a day or two both Grier-
son and Metcalfe were back in class and
The latter took an early opportunity
of seeking Grierson alone.
I have to thank you very much,
uneraon," ne said, "xou saved my
life at the risk of your own; there's no
doubt about that. And the whole thing
was my fault too. I am very sorry.
Will yon accept 'my best-thanks, and
try to forget my part in the matter?
I'll never forget yours."
"Why, of course," Grierson replied,
and there the matter ended. New York
Possibly General Fawncliffe was ec
centric because he could not help it,
bat it is more probable that he did
Urines in a manner entirely different
from anybody elBe because he wanted
to be odd and wanted to make a sensa
tion. He was a wealthy man, and there
fore he could do very nearly as ho
liked. He was haughty, overbearing'
This gave ! and irritable. I always thought that if
Her Bathing Top.
The little boy was very much inter
ested in a picture that his sister had
had taken while at- the seashore. It
was a picture that had been taken "just
for the fun of the thing" and not for
distribution among her friends one of
those pictures that a girl keeps in her
own room where none but her intimates
may see it. This one showed the young
lady and her "dearest friend" on tho
beach in bathing suits. Both of the
girls were pretty and had good figures
that the bathing suits showed to excel
lent advantage, but the picture seemed
to be a source of endless speculation to
"Did yon and Mamie wear them togs
at the seashore?" he asked one day.
"Of course we did," she replied.
"Did you wear them short skirts and
stockin's so's you could go in bathing?
' Certainly ; what makes you ask such
"Oh, I dunno, he replied carelessly.
"I thought mebbe you went in bathin
i's you could wear them togs. ' Chi
he had been the czar of Russia or the
shah of Persia he would have played
his role very well. He had built a fine
house on the banks of the Delaware-,
and at the verge of tho Block woods,
of which ho was the owner. Ho was
not more than 45 years old and appear
ed to be entirely alone in the world; at
any rate, no one in Blockville ever
heard that he had any relations.
At the time of which 1 write i was a
young fellow of 16, of no sort of conse
quence whatever, and my name was,
but is not now, Pardon Sashwood,
though mother and everybody else call
ed me Pardy. My mother was a dress
maker in the town and did a big busi
ness. She never said anything about
my father, and I did not know anything
about him, and I concluded that he had
been hanged, or otherwise nipped in the
bud, and. I did not press my inquiries in
regard to him. I waB a regular resi
dent in Block Hall, as General Fawn
cliffe called his elegant mansion, and
my first duty is to explain how I hap
pened to be a dweller beneath its
princely roof. I was very fond of fish
ing, and my mother was very fond of
eating fish, for I caught very nice ones
in tlio river, uno day i. sat upon a rock
that projected oat inio tho stream just
below tho general's mansion. Above
me was a sandy beach, and while 1 sat
thero the general drovo down upon it
in. his buggy, with a high spirited
horse. I wondered what he was doing
there with such a turnout.
The horse was full of spirit, and tho
choleric driver seemed to be well sup
plied with spmt3, though of tho arti
ficial sort. The animal pranced and
capered on the sand, and did not ap
pear to have learned that his master
was as impatient as he was eccentric.
The horse had a way of his own, and
so' had the general, and as the two
ways did not run in tho samo direction
it created an unpleasantness between
them. At last the driver used his whip
without tho exercise of much discretion,
and the brute manifested himself in a
very decided manner. Then I decided
that , he was trying to drive iho horse
into tho water, where he was unwilling
to go. But tho general got tho best of
it in the end and drovo tho obstinate
creature straight into the river, as
though he intended to cross to tho other
side. In a few moments the animal
had to swim, but he struck out brave
ly, tho general applying the lash all the
Artificial Purification of Water.
A notable example is furnished by the
city of Berlin, in the interests of public
health, in its treatment-of water by ar
tificial purification, the present system
being, as stated, the result of extensive
experiments for 15 years past. It seoms
that the attempt was first made to es
tablish a plan of natural filtration by
digging deep wells near the river and
lakes from which water was obtained,
and allowing the water to drain through
the soil from the source of supply to tho
wells, from which it was then pumped
to the city reservoirs, but this plan was
abandoned on the fact being demon
strated that tho water thus supplied re
mained impure. Artificial filtration
was consequently substituted, the water
being filtered through sand, a large
number of filter basins meeting this re
quireinent. They aro covered by roofs
of stone, earth and sod, in order to pre
vent atmospheric contamination and the
formation of ice in cold weather as
well as to facilitate the frequent re
movals of those impurities which gath
er upon the surface of the sand. The
careful examinations of the water con
stantly made by official experts show
that, while there is a small reduction in
the quantity of organic matter in tho
filtered water, the important fact also
appears that there is a retention of solid
impurities and of a large percentage of
bacteria. New York Tribune.
How much better it would be if the
past tense of the verb read could be
changed to red. Tho verb read would
then form the past tense (red) analogous
ly with the verb lead, and that tense,
as in the case oi led, would then be
spelled as it is pronounced, red. When
a person is reading aloud and comes to
the word read, he is often unable to fell
whether it should bo pronounced reed
or red and after mispronouncing it read
when it should be pronounced red. or
vice versa, he is obliged, after getting
into the midst of a sentence, to go back
and set himself right. Take, for exam
ple, the following sentence, and nobody
can tell, when he reaches the word read,
whether it is to be pronounced reed or
red : " Those who read Sir Walter Scott's
novel of 'Edward Waverley' when it
first appeared did not know by whom it
was written." In this example read is
to be pronounced red, but nobody would
know this till reaching a subsequent
part of the sentence, and the reader is
just as apt to misprononnco it reed as
to give it the correct pronunciation of
red. In the sentence given as an ex
ample the reader learns soon after pass
ing the word read how it should be pro
nounced, but in many case3 one has to
proceed quite a distance after reaching
the word tfore the context shows how
it should b 9 pronounced. Boston Tran
Yefc Griorsoji knew that his task was
The fact is well known that a mix
ture of tungsten with steel imparts to
the latter so great a degreo of hardness
that it readily scratches glass and
quartz. Recent investigations have
thrown light upon this somewhat re
markable phenomenon that is, a def
initely crystallized compound of iron
and tungsten is announced as having
lately been discovered, the crystals be
ing so hard as to be capable of scratch
ing topaz. Tungsten is a brittle white
metal, almost as heavy as gold, and the
crystals formed by its combination with
iron, in the proportion of one atom of
iron to two of tungsten, are silver gray
and very brilliant. The conclusion ar
rived at by experts in this line is that,
on tungsten being alloyed with steel,
some of the compound just described is
formed in the mass, thereby producing
the remarkable increase in the hardness
of steel and addinc to its usefulness.
time; in fact, ho seemed to be whip
ping him for his own satisfaction, now
that the brute had yielded tho point.
In another moment the buggy, which
appeared to be floating, suddenly top
pled over and spilled the occupant into
the drink. Ho lost his hold upon it,
and then I saw that he could not swim.
The horse tool: a circle around the
spot and swam leisurely to the shore,
dragging the buggy after him. Just
below the rock on which I was seated
was a bateau, and I lost no tinieVin
rushing to it. I had-sonio skill injie
use of the paddle, and I soon reacted
the general, who was floundering nboint
in the water like a grounded whale.
He was a largo man, and I saw that it
would be impossible to got him into the
boat. 1 asked him to take hold of the
stern to support himself while I pad
died to the .beach. He used expletives
and insisted upon getting into the boat,
I told him I would leave him to his fate
if he did not do as I directed. The
thre.it carried him, and helieldonto
the boat till his feet touched tho bot
"I will kill that horse!" he exclaim
ed when ho reached tho beach and had
recovered his breath. "Ho is the ug
liest brute. I ever drove."
"Ho is not so much of a bruto as
you are, general, 1 replied. "You
acted like a heathen when yon whipped
him, and I had half a mind to let you
He looked at me in astonishment.
Perhaps be thought I had earned the
right to speak my mind, but whether
I had or not I expressed myself as
plainly as though I had been the gen
eral ahd ho had been Pardy Sashwood:
Doubtless it was a new thing for any
one to "speak up" to him.- -
Boy, I want you to come and live
with me." he said, and I was mmnzed
"I won't do it," I replied. 'I would
not live under tho same roof with such
a porcupine as yon aro for all your
He actually teased me, and ho ex
pressed his obligations tome very hand
somely, but I stuck to my text. I help
ed him right his buggy, now that, the
horse had cooled off, and ho insisted on
driving mo home, which I permitted
him to do. My mother saw me when
I got out of the buggy. Tho general
told me to thiuk of his offer and come
to his house if 1 decided to accept it.
My mother, after she had heard all
about the affair in the river, insisted
that I Bhould accept the offer. I argued
against it for a long time, but I finally
yielded to her wishes. The next day I
belonged to tho general's household,
and Mrs. Cashleygave me a hearty welcome.
Genera! Fawncliffe treated inc with
a degree of consideration accorded to
no other person. I heloed him nbor.t
Dis accounts i-.nu papets, rnongn 'i was
permitted to attend tho acadcinj. I
really came to like him after awhile.
and I know that I improved his man
ners and morals to some extent. Eis
narrow escape from drowning had
strongly impressed him, I discovered.
He was a victim to that malady of sc 1-
entary and lazy people, insomnia, llo
bad been in the habit of drinking more
whisky than was good for him as a
remedy. He told mo he could not sleep
nntil he had drunk at least six glasses.
I reasoned with him, talking flatly and
plainly, as I always did. I asked him
to stop it and walk one or two hours
in tho Block woods after 9 in tho even
ing. He tried it with good results, and
after that called mo doctor.
.After he had practiced this walking
for a couplo of week3, he told mo he
had seen a ghost in tho woods three
successive nights. I laughed at him
and asked him if he had been drinking
whisky again, bnt he assured mo he had
not. Tho nest night I watched myself
in the grove. Sure enough, I saw a
figure in white, thoueh 1 did not be
lieve it was a spirit from the other
world. I saw that the firmrn tried to
approach tho general, but from fear, or
Borne other motive, he kept his distance
mad a revolver, and with this In my
hand, though it was not loaded, I went
with the general to the woods one
bright. moonlight night. The ghost
came as usual, and the general was in
clined to retreat. So was tho figure
when I showed myself. But I pursued
it. I held up my revolver and threat
ened to firo if the ghost did not halt.
"No, Pardy! Don't fire! I am your
mother, ' ' screamed the ghost, not know
ing that the weapon was not loaded.
She halted, and I went up to her, the
general following me when assured that
the. figure was not a supernatural one.
She was dressed in white, as she was
usually in summer, and I wondered if
she was troubled with insomnia.
"Pardy, General Fawncliffo is your
father and my husbandl' exclaimed
my mother when tho general had come
up with us.
"Emily!" he exclaimed, I wonder
ed where Pardy got all his impudence,
for I thought ho could have inherited
it only from me."
We had a long talk in the moonlight.
I knew that my mother had come from
California, but her former home was
one of the things of which sho seldom
spoke. The general acknowledged her
as his wife before mo. They disagreed
and had separated. For the sako of her
son she had followed him, hoping that
years had softened hia temper. She did
not care to call upon him at his house,
but when I became on such excellent
terms with him'she bad decided to meet
him in tho woods, where I had told
her that he walked every night. He
had fled from her, but she persevered
till I brought matters to a head. My
mother is now tho mistress of Block
Hall, and I still havo to do a great deal
of plain speaking. Oliver Optic in
Packing a Trunk "Well.
Do you know how to pack a trunk
well? asks Ruth Ashmoro in The Lad
ies' Homo Journal. And if you don't
how many peoplo do you know who do?
And wouldn't you gladly give $1 for a
large and 50 cents for a small trunk
that i3 properly packed? Tho packer
comes with dozens of sheets of tissue
paper and several pieces of tape. You
can sit whero yon belongings are, and as
skirts and bodices are taken down say
which you want. Then the bodices
have their sleeves stuffed with paper to
keep them in shape, tho trimmings care
fully covered with it; tho skirts aro
properly folded ; the bonnets and hats
havo tapes pinned to them, and these
same tapes aro tacked to the sides of
tho hatbox, so that no matter how much
the trunk may bo shaken not a feather
nor a rose moves out of its place. Then
when everything is dono there is laid
on the top of the lest tray a list of the
things that are in tho trunk, so that you
don't lose you temper searching for the
pink bodice which isn't there, or the
tan colored shoes which you expressly
requested should be left at home.
First Person Cremated In America.
The first white person lawfully cre
mated within the present limits of the
United States, according to wishes and
desires expressed by himself, was Colo
nel Henry Laurens, one of tho Revolu
tionary patriots. He was born in
Charleston, S. C, in tho year 1724, and
died on his plantation near that place
on Dec. 8, 1793. His will, which he
had requested them to open andread
the next day after his death, was sup
plemented with the following: "I sol
emnly enjoin it upon my son, as an in
dispensable duty, that, as soon as he
conveniently can after my decease, he
cause my body to be wrapped in 12
j'ards of towcloth and burned until it
be entirely consumed." The request
was carried out to tho letter and was
the beginning of cremation in Amer
ica5.1 St. Louis Republic.
A MOMENT OF SUPREME PERIL." QR LITTLE FOLKS.
Bow Courage aad Preaeaeo of Mlad 8Td
Handreds of Utm
There are still persons living in Lon
dtni who can recall the magnificent Chi
nes museum collected by Mr. Nathac
Dunn, a munificent merchant of Phila
delphia and Hone-Koncr. which was
first located in Philadelphia, and then
brought to London in the early years
of the queen's reign. It was intended
as a donation to tho public, but was un
fortunately burned. The building first
erected now the sito of the Philadel
phia Continental hotel for this display
of the treasures of the then sealed king
dom had an upper room which was
about 35 feet high and very long and
narrow. In tho center part of this im-
menso auditorium were collected one
evening about 3,000 persons At neat
9 o'clock the manager of the building
came to the leader of the meeting, white
with affright, and told him that the
floor had sunk nearly a foot, and that
in a few minutes more the tennents of
the joists might be out of their sockets.
The floor would then fall through on to
the Cbineso museum, and tho walls, 60
feet in height, would collapse and be
precipitated, with the roof, upon the assembly.
This might have caused the death oi
those present the foremost people in
Philadelphia. The leader explained to
tho person whom the audience expected
next to hear that by addressing the as
sembly from the end of tho hall he could
withdraw tho company from the sunken
part of, tho floor to that where the front
walls strengthened tho joists to bear the
weight of tho people. The reply to this
was that his family wa3 in tho audience,
and that ho mnst get them out first.
"You shall not," said tho leader; "a
hint of danger a rush and wo shall
all bo under tho fallen walls and roof.
Five minutes' delay may kill us alto
gether." As n boy in tho audience, I well re
member my surprise at seeing the lead
er suddenly appear at tho far front of
tho room and tell tho people that they
would next be addressed from where
he stood tho organ loft. As tho au
dience turned and moved to the front,
the flooring rose six inches. Tho people
were entortained, partly by an im
promptu sentimental song in a voice
without a quaver, in the very face of
death, and as soon as practicable they
were quietly dismissed. Not a single
individual in that great assembly was
aware that, by the presence of mind of
one man, an awful catastrophe had been
averted. Three thousand persons were
saved from being buried under two
side walls 60 feet high, pressed down by
a heavy roof.
The imagination sickens at the
thought of what wouldhave beenthecon
sequence of a panic and sudden alarm
by tho failuro of tho courage of this man.
All uso of tho room was of course sus
pended till it was effectually strength
ened. So well was the secret kept that
I only learned it long afterward. I am
confident that, excepting the speaker re
ferred to and the manager of tho build
ing, no ono outside tho immediate fam
ily of tho man whose courage prevented
this cata3trcpho has known the whole
story till now. Tho terror of those min
utes beforo tho crowd was moved and
tho floor roso toward its level was such
that he never, even in his own family,
alluded to tho scene, though he lived
for 40 years afterward. I know not if
the self possession of M. Dupuy, when
tho bomb exploded in tho French as
sembly, wa3 greater than this hitherto
unknown act of heroism. R. P. S. in
A Careful IUttle Maid.
The people say in Dimpledell
They're known her from a baby
There's not a child behaves as well
As little Prudence Maybe.
When anybody looks at her.
She curtsies most precisely;
Her aunt. Miss Lucy Lavender,
Has brought her up so nicely.
This Dimpledell in Dorset lies,
A village like a toy one.
Its tiled roofs rise 'neath dappled skies
Whose light showers don't annoy one.
'TIS clean and neat, and green and sweet
The country lanes about it.
And Prudence dwells in Primrose street
Inquire there if you doubt it.
She is so careful she will say.
Lest she should fib, though blindly,
"Aunt Lucy's very well to day
Perhaps I thank you kindlyf
"Aunt buys I am not certain, quite
Cream cheese of Farmer Acres."
MI think the turning to the right
Will bring you to the baker's."
She takes the teacup from tho shelf
The big best cup and fills it.
And brings tho parson's tea herself.
And never, never spills it.
The parson holds it on his knee
And sips it at his leisure.
"A careful little maid," says he.
Miss Lucy beams with pleasure.
Her slippers ne'er were known to squeak;
Her frills are crisp and snowy:
Her nut brown hair is meek and sleek
In weather wild and blowy.
The other children hear tho praise
If cross or careless they be
Of all the prim and pretty ways
Of little Prudence Maybe.
The girls whose games she does not share
Unkind opinions bandy.
She's made of china, some declare.
And some of sugar candy.
Dear little heart! Should she confess,
She's sometimes rather lonely.
This very pink of perfectness.
Aunt Lucy's ono and only.
Helen Gray Cono in St. Nicholas.
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OLUUU rlllSMnl stinate sores and ulcers
-aM yield to its Healing powerar
ut icmuea ine poison ana duuus up mo system
I A valuable treatise o a the disease and its treatment!
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R. D. THOMSON,
One whose charity is as broad as the
earth, who is generous to a fault, who
is honest to a rival; who, becoming
a friend, remains one through thick and
thin; who, loving, loves with all the
ardor of a noble, consistent mind; who,
being convinced of the right, is as im
movablo aa a sphinx an yet is wise
enough to hold his judgment in suspense
and to change his attitude should su
perior arguments bo brought to bear
such a one is an ideal man and one of
nature's noblemen. New York Ledger.
A Sparking Watch.
W. L. Boyer, jeweler, of Chambers
bnrg, Pa., has in his employ a work
man who has prodnced a watch that
marks the hours backward. The fiorure
I means XI, II means X, and carrying
the figures out it is a great thing for a
Bparking party. The young gentle
man, not ready to be kicked out, trium
phantly shows his watch and stays until
1 o'clock in tho morning. Jowelers'
Tho Keel David Crockett.
Mrs. Ibbio Gordon of Clarksville,
Tex., who was born in 1805, was onco
introduced to David Crockett. Describ
ing tho incident, sho says: "It wa3 in
the winter of 1834, not long after
Crockett had been defeated for congress
in Tennessoe. Ve heard that Crockett
had crossed Rei river, and fearing that
he might not come through Clarksville,
bnt keep on the-old Trainmell trail, we
intended to meet him. Jane Latimer,
then a girl of 18, rode behind me, and
Betsy Latimer followed on a pony. We
overtook Crockett and his party at the
house of Edwaid Deen, about four miles
from Clarksville. It was early in tho
morning, and when Airs. Deen saw us
shesaid, 'Mrs. Clark, what in the name
of God brings you hero at this time of
the day?' 'My horse brought me,' I
answered, and then I told her I wanted
eoine breakfast. Wo went into the
house, and a friend, who had known
Crockett in Tennessee, introduced us.
Crockett was dressed like a gentleman
and not ::3 a backwoodsman. He did
not wear a coenskin cap. It has always
disgnsted me to read these accounts of
Crockett that characterize him as an
igaorant backwoodsman. Noither in
dress, conversation nor bearing could
ho have created the impression that he
was ignorant or uncouth. He was a
man of wide practical information and
was dignified and entertaining. His
language was about as good as any we
hear nowadays." Galveston Nows.
A Valuable Paperweight.
A student at Jefferson college owns a
highly prized paperweight, inherited
from his father, who wa3 a student at
Heidelberg university, which is said to
havo no counterpart except ono owned
by W. W. Astor, who was also a stu
It is a limestone stalactite about a
fcot high, obtained from n cave near tho
upper Rhine, mounted on a pedestal of
onyx and encircled with a narrow silver
band, whose whorls, like that of a slen
der shaving, extend the whole distance
at irregular intervals from base to sum
These intervals mark tho different
stages of the stalactite's growth, scien
tifically calculated, and on tho band,
which was afiixed by a learned Heidel
berg professor, are engraved tho various
periods of time. First come the geo
logical eras, when the whorls are widely
separated. Then narrowing into the
historieperiodscome tho Babylouicand
Egyptian, tho Roman and renaissance
or modern epochs. Tho first periods are
marked by widths of varying inches,
the latter by varying halves, quarters
and eighths of an inch. Philadelphia
"There is a science in doinc: little
things just right," said a down town busi
ness man a few days ago, "and I notice
it in my office. I had two office boys
there whose main dnty it was to bring
me notes or cards that were sent in to
me or to fetch things that I wanted to
use. One of those boys, whenever I sent
him for a book or anything heavy, would
walk rapidly by my desk and toss it in
definitely toward me. If it happened to
mis3 me and land on the desk, it was all
right. If it fell on the floor, the boy al
ways managed to fall over it in his eager
ness to pick it up. Then if he had a
letter or a card to deliver he would come
close up to the desk and stand there scan
ning it over with minute care. This
being concluded, he would flaunt ifc airily
in my direction and depart.
"The other boy always came and went
so that I could hardly hear him. If it
was a book, inkstand or box of letters,
he wonld set it quietly down at one side
of the desk. Letters and cards were al
ways laid not tossed right where my
eye would fall on them directly. If
there was any doubt in his mind about
whether he ought to lay a letter on my
desk or deliver it to some other person
in the office, ho always did his thinking
before ho came near me and did not
stand annoyingly at my elbow studying
the letter. That boy understood the sci
ence of little things. When New Year's
came, he got $10. The other boy got
fired." New York San.
127 Sixth St. Cor. of Vine, '
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
F. M. HECK, Prop.
DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF
; Fresh, Salted and Smoked
Haras, Bacon, Fresh Sausage, Poul
try, Eggs, Etc.
Cash Paid for Hides and Furs.
Tour patronage is respectfully so
licited and we will aim to please
you at all times.
II PACIFIC LAND B,
Has 200,000 acres of U. P. R. R. land for
sale on the ten year plan. Call and
see him if you want a bargain. .
Wouldn't Come IMght.
A Grail nate.
He was suffering with a pain and
slight swelling in his breast and visited
the doctor for relief, who turned him
over to the kid, one of the hospital as
sistants, with instructions to have the
jwollen parts painted. The kid dipped
bl3 brush into tho iodine, and with a
flourish drew a circle around the swol
len part and proceeded to fill it in, when
the patient remarked, "You aro an ex
pert at making a circle. " "Yes, " was
the reply, "I was born and raised in a
shooting gallery." The patient faint
ed. Stillwater (?Iinn.) Prison Mirror.
Standing Room Only.
I was intensely amazed and amused
when in a cable car in New York one
day to hear tho conductor call, just be
foro the car turned onto Fourteenth
street, "Hold fast!" and thowaystaud
ers made wild grasps for straps made
one think perhaps tho car was about to
perforin some sort of pas senl. But not
at all ! It merely slewed around the cor
ner as our cars do every few minutes
without tho warning of any conductor,
and not until it was humming well on
its course up Broadway did peoplo re
lax their holds and tho fixed tension of
their expression. Cor. Boston Adver
tiser. His First Letter.
A writer in Tho Christian Union gave
an amusing account of the first letter
over written to his wife by a certain
old gentleman. The conple had never
been separated in all the years of their
married life until pa, at the ago of 70,
concluded to visit somo relatives in Bos
When ho was preparing to start on
his memorable trip, his wife, who was
to remain at home, said: "Pa yon nev
er writ me a letter in your life, and I do
hopo when you git safely there you'll
write mo a line and let me know how
you bore the journey. I'Jl buy a sheet
of paper and put in a wafer, so you
won't have no tronblo about that."
Pa was absent a week, and faithful
to his promise he sent a letter. It read
Respected Lady I got here safe, anil I am
very well, and I hope rou are tho Eaine. I shall
bo clad to pit' home, for the pride of tho airth
that I see here is enough to ruin tho nation.
Tho women folka are loo lazy to setup In their
larriagcs. They loll back and look as if they
was coin to deep, nnd I don't s'pose ono of 'cm
rould raiik a cow or feed a pit:. Nephew Abi
Jah has a proper dairy of horses, an 1 havo rid
aU over Kostcn. There wa'n't no heed o' put
tia them boughteu buttons on my coat, for no
body noticed 'cm. 1 am
Yonn Respected Cusbam.
lW h? yy&A fail:'--
Weekly Inter Ocean
Both one year $1.30.
I wish the feller wot writes school-
books wouldn't guess at the answers to
questions in tho 'rithmetic. I've dono
this example four times now, but I can't
get the answer that's in the book,
This ouerhfc to Drove sat
isfactory to even the fellow
wants the earth for a nickel.
Come in and cret double
The value for your money.
Pictures With Z'aper and Paste.
Marian is a little girl who likes to
make pictures. Sometimes she makes
them with a pencil, and sometimes she
makes them by sewing with bright col
ored zephyrs on dainty whito cards.
Mamma gave her a package of theso
pretty colored circles on her birthday,
and ever since then sho has been very
happy in working with them.
Mamma often makes stories for the
pictures, and here is one of them:
Oh, Tabby, Tabby, sleek and fat!
You seem a very solemn cat
As on the round mat in the sun
You sit and blink at every one.
Your coat is thick, so run and play.
Twill keep you warm thia winter's day.
And then wo hear her soft ''Purr, purr,"
As off she goes, all dressed in fur.
Emma G. Sanlsbury in Child Garden.
FOR THE CURE OF
Mr. Labouchere finds a good deal of
popular support in his opposition to a
further grant of $50,000 a year to the
Duke of Saxe-Coburg (the Duke of Edin
burgh) now that he has become a Ger
man prince. The government has yield
ed to the request of the royal family on
the ground that the duke finds his Ger
man estate so incumbered that he is still
Kzplosivcs That 3Iust Be Shocked.
Some explosives, such as dynamite,
nitroglycerol, gun cotton, picric acid
and the new German military powder,
when simply heated, burn quietly if
freely exposed, or. if confined, emlnrln
only at the spot where heat is applied,
without tho wholo mass taking part in
me explosion. According to H. Blitz,
this is probably because they are bad
conductors of their own explosive wave.
If, however, the same substances are
subjected to a violent shock by tho ex
plosion in their midst of initial charges
of mercury fulminate, the shock appar
ently affects all the molecules of the ex
plosive, at once, and the whole mass of
the latter explodes with a violence that
is enormous and destructive. Journal
Undertakers Don't Believe In SpooUs.
An aged undertaker of this city was
asked if he had ever seen any spooks.
Ho Iauched derisively and said : "Kb,
and I doubt if you will find any one in in absolute need of an allowance from
my lino of business wno neiicves m me . the British treasury. There will prob
existence of such things. We find there ably be a lively debate when the matter
! i3 nothing more harmless ana pimui . comes again before parliament. London
I than dead people." Pbihidclphia Rec- Cable.
A Poky Old Place.
Lady Betty (proud of old ancestral
mansion, where the family havo lived
ever since the reign of Henry VIII)
Just fancy what papa's having donel
He's having the electric light put in!
Prosaic Sister-in-law (from Chicago)
-I'm real glad to hear it. It'll be the
making of the placo. London Punch.
With all its symptoms of Influenza,
Catarrh, Pains and Soreness in the Head
and Chest, Cough, Sore Throat, and
general Prostration and Fever. Taken
early it cuts it short promptly ; taken"
daring ita prevalence, prevents its inva
sion; taken while suffering from it,-
relief is speedily realized, which is con
tinned to on entire enre.
This being a New Remedy, if your
Druggist will not get it for you, it will
be sent prepaid on receipt of price, 2oc
or 5 for $1.00.
HUMPHREYS' MEDICINE CO.,
Cor. William & Joan Sts., New York.
Chamberlain's Eye and Skin Ointment
Is a certain cure for Chronic Sore Eyes,
Granulated Eye Lids, Sore Nipples, Piles,
Eczema, Tetter, SaltEheum and Scald Head,
25 cents per box. For sale by druggists.
TO HORSE OWNERS.
For putting a horse in a fine healthy con
dition try Dr. Cady's Condition Powders.
They tone up the system, aid digestion, cure
los3 of appetite, relieve constipation, correct
kidney disorders and destroy worms, giving
new hie to an old or over worked horse. 25
cents per package. For sale by druggists
Lidiea or g-ou. Agents. $75
a wek. Kxelmlre territory. Tk
BipM DlihtTuhw. Washu all tba
i:iihcfor a ramllj la coo alautt.
Washes, rlnaa ana dries thtm
vlibaat wmiag the hiaJj. Yo
ptua the button, th machine doe
the rrsu BrUht. pollahed dilate,
and cheerful -wires. No KaldeA
?fo broken dishes.iM tt i.. nM.
W.P.HAKKXSeX&C)., Clerk Ho. 13, Colaa .
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