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Agents for Western Nebraska.
Ask vour grocer to buy it of us.
Notice tbe brand, and if jou nse
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MY MOTHER'S MEMORY.
There U one bright star in-heavea
Ever shining in my night.
God tc me one guide has given, .
like the sailor's beacon light.
Set on every shoal and danger.
Sending out its warning ray
To the home bound veary stranger
Looking for the landlocked bay.
In my farthest, wildest wanderings
I have turned mo to that love.
As a diver 'neath the water
Turns to watch the light above.
-John Boyle O'Reilly.
A BIG RUNAWAY.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION-
Land Office at North Platte. Neb. I
February 24th. 18M. I
Notice is hereby riven that the following
named settler has filed notice of his intention tp
make final proof in support of his claim, and that
said proot wm oe made be lore ttcclster and
Beceiver at North Platte. Neb., on ADril 14th
189. viz: UeWittVanBrocklin who made H. E.
No. 13450, for tbe southeast quarter of section 24
townsnip il. ratine au wes'. no names the lot
lowing witnesses to prove his continuous
residence upon and cultivation of said land, viz:
Eilwin L. Garrison, Orrin Bacon. Abner Yotaw,
ana William roweu, au oz jyizanew, Men.
A. S. BALDWIN,
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
Land Office at North PlaUe. Neb., ?
February 19th, 1S94. 1
Notice is hereby (riven that the followine
named settler nas tiled notice of his intention to
make final proof in suDDortof his claim, and that.
eid proof will be made before Register and
Receiver at North Platte, Neb., on April 21st
1804. -7iz: Ella I. Dickey, widow of John H
Dickey, deceased, who made Homenteod Entry
No. 12.880 for the southeast quarter section 24.
township 15 north. ranges! west. Be names the
following witnesses to prove his continuous
residence upon and cultivation of said land viz
John J. Berger, Lester Walker, John Beyerl;
ana William Ha Dart t, all ot north matte, Meb,
70 A. H. BALiDWlN. ltegister.
U. P. TIME TABLE.
no. Atlantic Express Kept 12:30 a. si,
o. o i nicaRO express 630 a. m,
ao.4 Dastaiau 8 SO a.m.
No. 2 Limited " 10:05 a. M
No. 28 Freight " 7:50 a. m
No. 18 Freight 6:00 p. M
No. 22 Freight "45 a, m
001X0 WEST MOUNTAIN TIME.
no. 7 facinc Express Bept 4:40a. m
No. 5 Denver Express " 10:30 p. x
No. 1 Limited 10.-00 p. M
No. 21 Freight " 430 P. M
No. 23 Freight .6 JO a. x
N. B. OLDS. Agent.
1 RIMES & WILCOX,
KOHTH PLATTE, ... NEBRASKA.
Office over North Platte National Bank. '
NOBTH -PLATTE, ... NEBRASKA
Office: Hlnman Block, Spruce Street
,R. N. F. DONALDSON,
Assistant Surgeon Union Pacific Kailway
and Member of Pension Board,
NORTH PLATTE.. ... NEBRASKA.
Office over Streitz's Drug Store.
TAL EVES, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office: Neville' Block,
and Children a Specialty.
Diseases of Women
Coal Oil, Gasoline,
Crude Petroleum and
Coal Gas Tar.
Leave orders at Evans1 Book Store.
. SIXTH STREET
Meats at -wholesale and re
tail. Fish and Game in
season. Sausage at all
times. Cash paid for Hides.
When Tom Raffles took the queen's
shilling at St. George's barracks in
Trafalgar square and found himself
duly enlisted for Indian service, he be
lieved that his career was made.
He pictured the day when he would
return to his native Norfolk village
wearing an officer's uniform and the
Victoria cross. This was a foolish
dream, but his 29 years had been spent
entirely in the country.
Tom was a genial fellow, with many
good traits, and the blind bravery of a
Gbaa fanatic. Under different cir
cumstances all that was best in him
might have come to the front. But he
went to India in a time of peace. He
fell among bad companions and became
addicted to driruring, gambling and i
host of minor evils. His popularity in
creased among the men in proportion to
his bad record among the officers.
At the end of a year Tom Raffles was
considered the worst scapegrace in the
regiment in all India, some did not
scrapie to say. Half his time was spent
in the guardhouse or doing extra duty.
More than once he tried to reform, but
failed. Then he became reckless and
took life on the fatalist theory.
In three years he served at as many
different military stations. Then the
heavy battery for Tom was a gunner
was transferred to Lahore, away up
in the Punjab,
The officer under whose command the
batterynow came was Colonel Strat
ford, a rigid martinet, but withal a just
man. His affections were centered on
his 17-year-old son Bertie, who bad re
cently come out from England. Bertie
was as handsome and plucky a lad as
one. could wish to see. He did pretty
much as he chose and was idolized by
officers and men alike.
Bertie immediately struck up an ac
quaintance with Tom Raffles, and it
speedily ripened to fast friendship.
Both hailed from Norfolkshire, and they
had many a reminiscent chat about
sailing and fishing on the famous
Raffles believed that Bertie was igno
rant of his bad reputation, so he be
haved himself admirably for a whole
month. The colonel was secretly
pleased. He sometimes allowed Bertie
to ride on Raffles' gun carriage behind
the two elephants.
But evil days were coming. Bertie
went north to Rawal Findi on a visit,
and the nest day it was reported offi
cially that the Black mountain tribes
were not going to fight.
This double blow was too much for
Raffles. In a freak of madness, in
duced by intoxication, he surreptitious
ly borrowed an officer's uniform and
horse one dark night and rode out to
Two days later a" squad of cavalry
found him at the palace of the rajah
of Multon. He had just dined with
the native prince and was expatiating
on the merits of his host's costly cigars
This meant court martial, and Raf
fles resigned himself to the inevitable
during the week that he lay in a dark
Then it chanced that the governor
general and his staff come north on a
tour of inspection. A grand review
and maneuvers were ordered at Lahore
Colonel Stratford was in a quandary.
He had no gunner whom he could trust
to fill Raffles' place on so important an
occasion. Karnes bad even more contro.
over the two elephants than their native
drivers. Sultan, the leader, was ereat-
ly attached to him. So, rather than
run the risk of spoiling the review, the
colonel decided to establish a military
precedent by granting Raffles a short
leave of absence from the guardhouse,
At sunrise on the appointed day the
plain before the cantonments was
scene of martial glory. Bodies of cav
airy and infantry moved to and fro
amid a sparkle of arms and equipments.
Tne neavy battery came last six pol
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iBneu guns, mouniea oy six proua ar
tillerymen. n.acn gun carriage was
drawn by two burly elephants, and on
top of each elephant was a turbaned
Hindoo, with a steel prod in his hand
At last the governor general and
staff arrived from Lahore, and the cere
monies oegan. A certain order was
given to the heavy battery. As they
fell into motion Bertie Stratford leaped
upon Raffles' gun carriage,
Raffles wished that he could sink out
of sight. His face turned red and pur
ple. I I thought you were at Rawal
Pindi," he stammered. "1 came back
ast night," replied Bertie. "I say.
Raffles, I'm awfully sorry for you
Whatever possessed you to
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Curbing, Building Stone,
And all kinds of Monumental
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Careful attention given to lettering of
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short notice. Orders solicited and esti-
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E. B. WARNER.
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vv- always in stock.
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"I'm afraid you'll get in trouble for
this," interrupted Raffles, pretending
not to understand. The colonel will
be furious to see an outsider on a gnu
carriasre at such a-time. Why, we re
right in the middle of the review."
"He don't see me yet," said Bertie.
'He's too much taken with his lord
ship. Anyway 1 can't jump off now.'
This was true, since the battery was
trundling along at a rapid gait. Raf
fles accepted the situation without fur
The battery was performing a cir
cular movement which was to bring it
in triumph past the governor general
and staff. It was now on the opposite
side of the circle and close to the tracks
of the Peninsular railway.
just as tne leading gun carriage
veered off to left, the fast excress trnin
from Pesanvm came dashing along witn
a loud jingle of bells and hissing of
It was a most unfortunate encounter.
Of the whole 12 elephants but two were
unaccustomed to tse railway. Sultan
and Nabob, who drew Raffles' gun car
riage, both hated and feared tbe steam
cars. They reared and plunged and
trumpeted shrilly. Then, mad with
terror and deaf to the exhortations and
prodding of the native mahouts, they
broke out of line and dashed up a rocky
hillside, straight away from the re
viewing staff and the rest of the force.
The disaster was instantly observed.
There was no lack of discipline. The
battery baited, and its commanding offi
cer spurred after the fugitives on horse
back. Then, by special order, a troon
of cavalry clattered over the plain. The
ambulance corps wisely followed.
"This is serious, Stratford," said the
governor general. "I know what mad
elephants are. The brutes will likely
plunge over yonder bluff." Peering
through his fieldglasses, he added,
"There is some one on the carriage be
side the gunner."
The colonel took the glasses with a
trembling hand. "It is Bertie," he
gasped, and digging the spurs into his
horse ho was off like a whtrlwind."
Meanwhile the nuge, panic smckeh
elephants had actually gained on their
pursuers as they strode recklessly up
"the hill, over rocks, bushes and every
thing thai came in their way'. Raffles
realized the danger. He had but one
thought how to save Bertie.
The lad's first impulse was to jump,
but Raffles caught and held him.
"You'll break your neck if you try
that, " he cried. "Trust to me."
Side by side they clung to the narrow
seat. It was a miracle that they were
not pitched off. Finding they could do
nothing with the maddened brutes, both
drivers jumped at the same instant.
One poor fellow gtrnck head first on a
rock and never moved. The other land
ed in some bushes, but hewas not far
enough out of the way. He uttered a
piercing scream as the heavy wheels
rolled over his leg.
Bertie Bhivered and clung tighter to
his companion. The elephants dashed
on faster than ever, 'tfust ahead was
the top of the hill. The other side
dropped down at a frightful angle for
several hundred feet. It sickened Raf
fles to think of what would happen
when the maddened brutes should reach
the verge. In vain he shouted to Sul
tan. He looked back at the pursuing
horsemen. No hope of aid there.
Then Tom remembered that a road
led along the brow of the hill and final
ly turned down to the River Ravi at a
point where the slope was not so pre
cipitous. Like a flash he formed a des
"Hold tight, my lad," he said. "I'm
going to leave you. It it comes to the
worst, jump off before we go over the
bluff. Do yoa understand?"
Bertie nodded. There was a grim
and plucky expression on his pallid
The next instant an agile spring land
ed Raffles on Nabob's back. By cling
ing to the stout harness he worked his
way forward. A second spring carried
him over tho gap between the two ele
phants, and he was quickly perched on
Sultan s neck.
Fortunately, the mahout had left the
prod sticking in the harness. With this
Raffles belabored the unruly brute and
strove to turn him to one side. He
stormed and threatened and called him
by name. For a minute of keen sus
pense the issuo trembled in the balance.
Then, when the dizzy precipice was
only a few yards distant, Sultan obeyed
tho prod and swung to the left into the
road. Raffles waved his hand at Bertie.
"Stick tight, lad," he shouted.
But the danger was not yet over, nor
had the elephants recovered from their
fright. As madly as ever they dashed
along thorough road, at times swinging
perilously near to the outer verge. In
vain Raffles coaxed and threatened and
plied the prod.
Of their own accord the brutes took
the turn toward the river and swept
the heavy gun carriage down the hill
at a frightful speed. Bertie had all he
could do to keep his seat.
When the bottom of the hill was
reached, Raffles vainly tried to turn the
elephants aside. They rushed madly
forward and clattered out on the pon
toon bridge which spanned the river.
In midstream tho frail structure gave
way, and elephants and gun went
through with a tremendous splash.
A plank struck Bertie on tbe head
with such force as to stun him. He
floundered helplessly alongside the
struggling elephants, who were sub
merged to their necks. From this
place of peril he was rescued by Raf
fles, who caught his collar and swam
with him for shore. The swift current
bore them down some distance, and
when Raffles finally landed with his
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precious cnarge ne was well nigh exhausted.
A score of horsemen were quickly on
tho spot among them Colonel Strat
ford, who had been a witness of the
wholo affair. As he clasped Bertie in
his arms he looked at Raffles, and that
ook was a source of consolation in the
gloomy days that followed.
Of course the review was spoiled, for
it took the rest of the day to get the
elephants and the gun out of the river.
That night, and for several succeed
ing nights, Raffles slept in his old cell.
Then, instead of appearing before a
court martial, he was reprimanded and
He afterward had a privato interview
with the colonel, and for a whole year
he was the best behaved soldier in the
Then the savages of the Chataquay
hills revolted, and Raffles went eagerly
off to war. It was a little bit of a war,
but it was desperato enough for him to
earn a corporal's stripes and the Vic
toria cross, which had been the ambi
tion of his life.
Raffles at tributes his good fortune t,
Bertie, and he is not far wrong. Wil
liam Murray Graydon.
BE, PATIENT WITH THE llYING;
Sweet friend, when thou and T nrf snas
Bejond earth's weary labor;
When small shall be oar need rfsree
From comrade or froa netckisr
Passed all the strife, the tell, the earn.
And done with all the aijjhinr
What tender troth shall we hare '
Ala, by simple dylugi
Then lips too chary of the praise, '
Will tell onr merits over,
And eyes too swift oar faults to see'
Shall no defect discovert
Then hands. that would not "ft iTtir"e
When stones were thick to cmber
O'er eteep hill path will scatter sewers
A bove our pillowed si am bar. v v V ? i
Bweet friend, perchance both' oa mwki
Ere love Is past forgiving; fs 5
Should take the earnest lessen
Be patient with the Urine! -Today's
repressed rebuke max aave'
Our bllndin? tears tomorrow:
Then. paMence, e'en when keenest'
aiay wnet a nameless sorrow. . 3. -
Tla easy to be gentle when 4
Death silence shames oar ctB9er,
And easy to discern tbe best j
Through memory's mystic glamour;
But wlae It were for thee and me, y
Ere lore is past forgiving.
To take the tender lesson home
Be patient with the living.
A BAG OF JEWELS.
Tbe exclamation came from beneath
the heavy, drooping white mustache of
the pasha the white pasha jneral
"Yes. general, your jewtFjRfo
want to see them!" -ufT
The speaker was a lovely girtqriite
creoie in her dusky beauty; As-she
poke she approached the reclining sol
dier from behind and placed about (lis
swarthy neck a pair of arms like col
amns of smoked ivory. .
The doughty general clasped,; the
wrists with bis sunburned hands, and
drawing the willowy creature onto his-
lap as be swung in the hammock, re
plied: 1 am sorry, Verna, but 1 cannot
show them to you. Your mother asked
to see them yesterday; They are not
here. How did you know I had jewels,
Oh, we heard so. And the hint was
dropped that you came by them in a
very romantic way."
The snowy head of thejreteran was
laid back in the hammock and his pierc
ing eyes were fixed upon the full moon,
just rising over tbe liquid boulevards
of Venice. It was a perfect night. The
soundless voices of a million ligh tauten
ing of the great floating city's gran-f
deur, spoke from all sides, and then an
swered back as they danced n the rip
pling waters. Nothing else 'disturbed
the poetic quiet of tbe night -but the oc
casional splash of a gondolier's sweep
and the sweet laughter of this bevy of
lovely women who were assembled up
on the portico of the Palais du ReginaL
'Tell us all about it, won't you, un-
cle? Come here, girls! Hear General
Templeton tell us a story!"
Handsome Verna was always leader.-
Directly tho passengered hammock
was surrounded by half a dozen as
nandsome women as ever an Italian
moon shone upon. The scarred veteran
thns environed drank in tbe aroma of
animated femininity, smiled admiring
ly at th6 6everal upturned faces and said:
' How much this reminds me of the
very night. 1 received the jewels Verna
wants to see and hear about! And prob
ably it is in association of ideas that 1
lind a willingness to do what 1 never did
Defore relate how they came into my
possession. 1 have an idea, ladies, hat,'
when I conclude my narrative you will,
feel disappointed, but my story has a,
moral, and if you absorb it, and thW-
poiut of my experience is not lost nponj
you. then J will not regret having made
yon my fair confessors.
' 1 was in command of the foot forces'
of his majesty, crossing a corner ofy
the desert. The march was very fa?-.
tigning. the outlook dismal, and 1 must
confess, soldier as 1 was, I felt verr
discouraged. To add
tlon and with'the erring am mtion to ac
quire riches I delivered into her jew
eled band the papers 1 was to convey to
Jfeldon Pasha and received in exchange
the bag of amethysts.
"A moment later the Arabian charger
dashed onto -the plain, and she was gone.
"No sooner was she out of sight than
I realized my blunder and repented it
sorely, but I clutched the bag of pre
cious stones and hurried back to my tent
I placed them nnder my pillow and lay
sleeping upon them until morning.
J "When it was light, 1 arose and se-
eured the flap of my tent so the sentry
ooold not peer in, and eagerly opened
the bag of amethysts the price of my
"Imseine mv consternation! They
were as white as glass and as lusterless!
"Quickly 1 called my body servant,
who chanced to be a Moor, and show
iae him the bag of gems watched for
his chocolate face to distort with amaze
ment. But he looked at the pebbles
and then at me.
" 'Well, pasha?' he said solemnly.
'Well,' I replied, 'are they not gor
geous?' Fori believed my sight had
failed me or that I had become color
Where did the pasha get these?'
he inquired, looking as indifferent as a
" 'Never mind. What are they
worth? I asked, almost holding my
breath in expectancy.
Nothing,' was his laconic reply.
'Nothing!' I exclaimed, rising to
GOOD E0E EVIL.
" 'Nothing, pasha. They are jebbels,
aa we call them, and are collected by
our children to use as play money. In
the night under a light they take on the
color and brilliancy of the amethyst. I
can take you over miles of road in Mor
occo where they are so abundant that
in the night you would believe yourself
riding over a path of precious gems.
Somebody has fooled tbe great pasha,'
he concluded, with a grin.
"Fooled! In SO minutes I had my
ourtriders in pursuit of a woman on a
white Arabian. In an hour 1 had all
my troops moving. By night I had an
engagement with the Moors, routed
them and took my fair enchantress
prisoner. My papers secured, 1 pushed
on and relieved Meldon Pasha. That
is the story of my gems. "
"And what became of the pretty wo
man, general?" asked Verna.
"She was killed by a sword thrust
while trying to escape."
"And what's the moral, general?"
"Yield not to persuasive temptation
and. judge of all things by daylight."
i And as tbe ladies Bighed over tbe epi
sode one toyed with the decorations on
tbe scarlet coat, one dallied' with the
empty sleeve, another lighted a ciga
rette for the aged pasha and all listened
to the plaintive song of tho gondoliers,
as the mellow moon the maker of gems
from jebbels rose higher and higher
into the studded belfry of the night.
Centennial of the National Capital.
When the year 1900 arrives, it will be
order to celebrate the centennial of
the establishment hero of tho national
capital. The celebration should not be
a small affair, nor ought it to bo a mere
fleeting show a day of processions,
bands, banners and oratory. It should
ie an exposition of what this nation has
Aone in the hundred years since its seat
jf government was taken possession of
lf the few officials who then directed
,kffairs. The exposition of lOOO.shouIdbe
Vnn.4. A 1 4. T t:
uuuim.ii ouu ouictiu jrrcu mi.iia.ry cjl
TStnfiAbns by competent experts should
4sterniine the worthiness of proposed ex
jbiiWta, and1 only the best onglit to be
'given space. An international exposition
at that time would conflict with more
than one European endeavor in the same
aiao, out, asiae irom tnat rather linpor
Itant consideration it would undoubtedly
)rather than international. Washington
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dwelling more dnxiously upon her daily. attem fc to cheapen hscale
: Jessie," said Anton Mosby, the for
et3r, to his daughter, "why do you
persist in your friendship for our board
er, Hayes, when you-fcow I don't like
him? I've warned you often enough.
When a man is ashamed to tell his busi
ness, it doesn't take much discernment
to see that something is wrong. Ho
has been in our houso now about five
weeks and during the whole time has
not hinted a word as to the meaning of
his trips into the woods. Yesterday I
saw him prowling about the old quarry,
but when I asked him what ho was aft
er he said he was looking for game. A
likely place indeed to find anything to
"Father," said the daughter, "Mr.
Hayes has always treated me like a gen
tleman, and as there is no other com
pany here I don't see what barm can
como from talking with him."
"I know that it is lonesome here,
Jessio, with no one but me for com
pany, and when we can afford it we
shall go whore you can have better ad
vantages, but that fellow Hayes is not
the right kind, and I don't want you to
have anything at all to do with' him.
I've left word with Dick to have his
horse ready when he gets back, for he has
got to leave this place today. Of course
I've got no proof that he is a bad one,
but it is easy enough to see;- took'at
his brace of pistols. I tell you a rifle
is good enough here against anything
but the sheriff's posse. But I must go;
remember what I say and don't look
for me back before night," and Mosby
Anton Mosby 's occupation was to
protect a large section- of pine timber
owned by an eastern company from en
croachments by rival firms and neces
sitated long tramps along the bounda
ries of the great forest estate. His home
was located in a small clearing not
large enough to escape the shadows of
the trees for more than half of tbe day.
The nearest village was a lumbering
town about 15 miles distant. From
this village ran a narrow, scraggy road
out into the forest, past Mosby '3 bouse,
and then at the distance of a mile or so
divided, one branch turning south and
leading somewhere in the direction of
civilization, tbe other running several
miles northward and ending in an old
quarry which was dug in the side of a
After Mosby's departure Jessio went
on with her work indoors with a heavy
heart. Her father's suspicion that the
man Hayes, who had been sojourning
with them, was only a refugee from
justice, pained her. He bad. always
beeu very obliging about the house, had
books in his saddlebags and sometimes
read aloud to her, which was a matter
of real entertainment, and while she
did not care for him she felt extremely
sorry for the treatment he received at
her father's hands. She had to confess,
however, on thinking it over, that it
was a queer place for a man to come
whose only occupation was pleasure.
Her father had an idea that some day
an officer of tho law would ride into,
their little clearing and demand a pris
oner; that a sceno would follow, and
the prisoner, escaping, would seek safe
ty in the slimy caves which penetrated
the sides of the limestone ledge. He
even dreamed about it and awoke one
night imbued with tho idea that the
bouse was surrounded by mounted
horsemen. Day by day his suspicions
increased, until finally from fear of
Jessie's falling in love with a villain he
decided to drive hira away.
.Hayes wns an ordinary looking man
of about 5 feet 10, hair brown, eyes
blue and rather quick and nervous In
his speech. It was a suspicion of em
barrassment in the latter respect when
questioned as to his business that first
led Mosby to observe his actions, and
his preference for tho old quarry road,
which was rough and swampy and led
through a tangled growth of under
brush, seemed evident enough that ho
to those who prefer darkness
wolves gradually became more rreqnenc
and began to sound nearer and nearer.
Mosby came to a halt and examined
the condition of his gun, and then, al
though feeling that the rifle insured his
safety, began to hasten his steps. By
the time he had covered another half
mile he knew that there was danger be
hind, for tbe weird sounds had in
creased into a din and an uproar. They
were evidently on his trail and rapidly
approaching, dozens of them perhaps,
courageous at last from strength of
number. Ho realized that there would
be scant time for reloading a gun after
once firing and looked about for a tree
which be could climb and pick them off
one at a time, but where there were
trees the darkness was so deep that the
project had to bo abandoned as imprac
ticable, and he could not endure the
thought of remaining a prisoner all
night in tho uncomfortable branches of
a pine treo on account of a ew wolves.
This decision was scarcely reached when
he would gladly have changed it, for
a moment later the wolves reached the
road behind him and were coming along
at long leaps, filling tho air with their
Mosby, still cool and confident, raised
his rifio to his shoulder. A gray form
flashed in the light a little distance
S Heart's Bl
Is the-, most
W toot organism, f hree-foartfcsof ft
the complaints to which the sys- X
W tea k subject are due to iamuri- W
M ties in the blood. You cas, uere-
IjSfore, realize how vital it is to ffl
V Keep It Pure V
For which purpose riothinr can
eqval MMIt effectually re-
y cleanses the blood thoroughly W
aj and builds up the general health, m
" Oh TfUfac oa Wood dSUa rliinms ntlitt V
Hershey & Co.
rather than litjht.
I may indicate the importance of myJw remuneration, and have bonndthfim-
miBsion by adding that while I was J .k, . i.,
tain 'fixed sum. They have been led to
take this course by a circular addressed
to them by several industrial unions in
forming them that physicians who would
give medical attendance at the rate of
80 cents a visit would be exclusively
called in by sick members of the trades
.unions. Brussels Letter.
makinor all nossiblo haste tn rflliaro
Meldon Pasha 1 had buttoned in m
jacket tho entire outline of our cam
paign, which 1 was to deliver to Meldo
in person from the minister of war. v
"Night came upon us as we entered
piece of palm forest. We halted ant
made camp. Late in the evening a sol
dier came to my tent and informed fie
a Indv (fftsirpd to snpnk with mi I'.WIS
very weary and utterly dejected rawly-1 . r Brrjter
lovesick, 1 am ashamed to ay" rSrB RaVR ,
The nse of aluminium in place of mag
nesium for tho production of flashlight
is strongly advocated by Professor Glase
napp. He states that aluminium, if em
ployed in the form of bronze powder, is
not only equal to magnesium as a source
of light in taking photographs by flash
light, but that it is really much cheaper
than the latter. The following is stated
to be the proper mixture for the pur
pose: Aluminium powder, 21.7 parts by
weight; sulphide of antimony, 13.8 parts
and potassium chlorate, 64.5 parts, the
same precautions being taken in prepar
ing the mixture as in the case of the
In regard to the rapidity of combus
tion of such a mixture one-seventeenth
of a second has been found out. Two
grams of the mixture were burned in a
small heap, 2 centimeters long and a
centimeter wide. And in respect of
chemical intensity Professor G. states
that he found by exposing gelatin plates
beneath a Wamerke actinometer to the
light of said mixture and to that of other
mixtures prepared with magnesium the
employment of equal quantities of the
metals resulted in a superior light from
aluminium, though not of considerable
amount. The speed'of combustion is as
certained to be slower about one-fifth
of a second if a mixture is used com
posed of SO parts, by weight, of alumini
um powder and 70 parts of potassium
chlorate. New York Sun.
Charity Her Mission.
Probably no woman in New York de
votes more of her time to charitv than
Mrs. Dr. Wynkoop. Besides being in
terested in and one of the directors of i
the Bible and Fruit mission, she was re
cently mado president of the Marion
Street Lying-in hospital, in conjunction
with Dr. Thomas Koch. Some of her
most active work is in the city prisons,
Deing especially interested in the wel
fare of the prisoners' little children, who
are oftentimes left destitute by their
mothers' or fathers' incarceration. New
Smokeless Powder Ralas Gbm.
There seem to be some very serious
drawbacks in the usefulness of the
smokeless powder, on which the mili
tary authorities of the world have ex
pended so much money lately. One of
the latest discovered of these is that in
some way it injures the guns in which
it is used. A French newspaper says
that the powder has done great damage
to the steel guns of the Italian army;
that at least 500 pieces of artillery have
been rendered practically useless by it.
The grizzled veteran looked down into
the fair faces about him as be said this,
but they were absorbed in tbe story and
expressed none of that hurt he imagine!
they would indicate at his last remark.
'Such a thing as a visit from -a laiy
in that remote locality aroused my curi
osity, and glad to havo a chance to talk
wnn one necause she was of tho aasie
sex as my absent love I followed the
soldier to the very outskirts of
camp, where 1 found an Arabian.
of peerless majesty, and standing
aim a Moorish girl, who so cl
sera bled my affianced 1 ottered
astonishment. This seemed to
tbe little woman greatly. Tl
such naive ways about them
sucn clever judges ot human n;
She instantly exclaimed:
" '1 remind the pasha of some
"At tbe same moment she m
me to dismiss the soldier.
"1 did so.
"' 'I confess, madam,' 1 said
resemblance to a dear lady
England is very pleasing to me;
"Then she plied her artsJitij
educated Moor can. Never a
but such languishing sweetn
to xi eating grace and winning a
they are indescribable. IA.
" M. Pasha,' she said iaf
French, I have come to voa
errand of mercy, for I bring y
erance from this life of
Vou are a rounsr man, and U
the power acu the means' to
England, wed your ladylove
peace and luxury1 for the
your days. See!'
'Sho was seated npon
beneath the high leafed d;
which the moonlight staean
lap she unfolded a parcel,
opened it 1 beheld the most
amethysts I had ever seen;
I should say, a thousand .
both large and small. ; '
" 'See!' she repeated.
yours, pasha, if you ifi
the papers yon have, to
pasha of Meldon the
your campaign. Yov
them. They will not
dangers to your forces.
These gems repn
princess. Give me
tne jewels are yours r sgasfeik
"I cannot attemJgof
the sweet caresses she ljSSSEpon
me, of the ease with whiefcafce fetitated
in Tho Popular Science
News says that diamonds are rapidly
dissolved when heated in carbonate of
potash. There is production of carbonic
oxide, but no hydrogen is given off.
Soluble "White Dextrin.
A writer in The Wollen-Gewerbo
states that cn entirely white dextrin,
perfectly soluble in water, is now pre
pared by diluting 4 pounds and G
ounces nitric acid of 1.4 specific gravity
with 317 quarts water, into which 2.205
pounds of starch are stirred. This mass
is formed into cakes, which are at first
dried in the air and afterward at 17G
degrees F., and the cakes are then
ground and the powder sifted, and heat
ed from 212 degrees to 230 degrees F.
for 1 or 14 hours. In external ap
pearance, this preparation cannot ba
distinguished from starch flour and is
perfectly free'from nitric acid. In the
preparation of dextrin in tho wet way
with diluted acid, it is remarked that
the time at which the last of the starch
has been converted into dextrin must
carefully noted, as tbe continued in
fluence of the acid causes the dextrin
to become rapidly saccharose.
Where Bis Heart Was.
""Were you ever shot during the war,
l.colonel?" asked the young woman of
the warrior. "Only once. A bullet
struck me right here, "putting his hand
directly over his heart. "Dear me! she
cried. "Why didn't it kill you? That
is where your heart is." "True," re
turned the colonel, "it is where my
heart is now, but at the time I was
rehot, fortunately, my heart was in my
mouth." Boston Woman's Journal.
Ancient Drinking Guilds.
It is gravely said by an authority
that the Dutch guilds, the most ancient
of workingmeu's organizations, had
their origin in drinking guilds which,
although they did not, as in the case of
the Greeks and Romans, exalt drink to
the rank ot a deity, made it a kind of
civic dignitarj. These drink guilds
.and drink ' brethren existed from the
earliest times until tho latter part of
the sixteenth century, when their ex
cesses led to their suppression. It is
held that men who worked together
drank together, and thus formed the
primitive club which developed into
the guild. Notes and Queries.
the woman dearer to
life, nor of the hurriedi' i
j. made of my chances
army of the sultan,
drudgery in batiJaV
8m all income it
thoughts all went
a flash, and beside.
Johnson mad miliar.,
When Johnson, in 1755, sent the
! conclusion of bis dictionary to Millar,
the publisher, that gentleman sent him
the Anal payment and expressed thanks
to God that he had done with him,
whereupon Johnson made reply that he
I Was glad to find that Millar bad the
to thank God for anything.
These suspicions made Mosby, nat
urally a hospitable man, cold and sa
tirical, and many an arrow of sarcasm
was plumed for his victim's breast, but
Hayes usually seemed perfectly obliv
ious of their meaning, a fact which only
further determined Mosby in the belief
that he was a bad one.
The season had been exceedingly dry.
For nearly a month not a drop of rain
had fallen. The sand lav in drifts in
the middle of the road and blew away
from the roots of tho trees. During the
previous weeks a great fire had been
raging to the northward, several towns
being razed to the ground and a wido
stretch of timber ruined. Tho ledge of
rocks referred to ran in a crescent r.nd
acted as a barrier to tho flames, so that
the country over which Mosby presided
was left unharmed.
This great northern section, however,
where the fires had been so destructive,
was inhabited by wolves, which now,
goaded by fire and hunger, sought safe
ty to the southward. Mosby saw them
frequently, and their baying conld be
heard at night while prowling through
tho woods in search of food.
When Mosby went on the tramp, he
invariably took his rifle with him, hop
ing to obtain enough pelts during the
season for a robe.
"Wolves," he used to say to Haves,
"are about all the game you will find
about these quarters, but if yo want
to kill any you'd better throw away
your six shooters and get a rifle, for all
the things are good for is to kill men,
and I reckon the people around here are
a peaceable lot. Of course, it might be
a good thing if one wanted to escape
from a constable, but we are presuming
that you want to.kill animals." Bnt
his arguments as to tho relative merits
and uses of the two weapons had little
effect on Hayes, who still continued to
carry the pistols and make excursions
not into the woods where. Mosbv ven
tured, "there might be a stray deer if
one happened to see it" but toward the
quarry and the hills.
Whether Mosby wanted to keep watch
ol his strange hoarder's actions tnat
day or whether his business led in that
direction wo cannot say, but he spent
the afternoon exploring the timber
abutting the highlands. His observa
tions were quito minute, and the sun
was begiouing to redden the clouds in
the west when ho started for home, and
by tho time ho reached the road it had
become quite dark. He had about
eight miles to cover, but the way was
so rough that he made, slow progress.
Here and there a moonbeam glistened
on a sandj' opening, but for the greater
part of the time the foliage of the trees
entirely obstructed the light, so ho
slumped wearily along, musing upon
tho events of the previous weeks and
wondering where Hayes had gone to
spend the night.
A warm breeze swayed the tops of
the huge pines; this and the sticks
which crackled under his feet were all
that broke the silence of the night all
until from the distance came suddenly
to his ears the hoarse baying ot a wolf.
From time to time it was repeated, un
til from another direction arose an an
swering howl, prolonged and mournful.
Mosby plodded along, giving little
heed except wishing that he could get a
sight on one of the varmints in a bright
1 snot of moonlight. The howling of the
away, and he hred. The howling of the
pack suddenly ceased as one of their
number rolled iu the sand, and Mosby,
after reloading, started on a trot to
ward n small opening. Before he
reached it they wpre in pursuit again.
Mosby fired again, bnt missed his
aim. For a moment" they hesitated,
their eyes shining in the darkness, and
then gnashing" their fangs rushed for
ward into the light. Mosby's heavy
rifle whirled mound his head .and de
scended on the skull of tho foremost
wolf, but tho beasts, crazed with hun
ger, had lost all fear, and Mosby saw
that he had met his fate. A wave of
sorrow for poor Jessie, left all alone in
such a country, welled up in his heart,
and then, gritting his teeth in anger, he
grasped his gun stock tighter and struck
again. This blow was his last, for the
next instant ho was borno to the ground.
Bang! bang! bang! suddenly rang
through tho forest. A wolf with his
fangs buried iu Mosby's arm released
his hold : another tearing furiously at
his breast fell dead. The air resounded
with quick reports, and Mosby, weak
and almost dying, saw tho suspicious
boarder rush into tbe fray, a repeater
in each hand.
When he next opened his eyes, ho was
at homo and Jessie by his side. "Where
is Hayes?" he murmured.
"Here, lather," she answered, and
Hayes stepped forward from tho shadow
where he hsd been s ttkig.
The old mr.n would havo given hira
his hand, but his arms wero limp and
lifeless. ' You saved my life, " ho mur
mured gratefully, "and I reefcou your
kind of v.vapons"are the best, after all,
amoug wolves. You must stay with us
tho whole season, and Jessio and I will
do onr best to entertain yoa."
Hayes smiled. " It wa3 a lucky thing
that you cent me away, Mr. Mosby, for
otherwise 1 would not have been on the
quarry road and saved you. I finished
m- work hero yesterday, and so when
Dick told me that I must go I started
for the quarry to get somo things. Jes
sie.has to!d mo what you feared 1 was,
and I do not blame you. It did look
suspicious, and 1 often felt ashamed
that I had to keep so quiet, but my
time has been spent negotiating pur
chases of land. I am the jnnior part
ner in a firm which expects to establish
a mine in this vicinity nnd came here
enjoined to absolute secrecy. Tho busi
ness is now where this is no longer nec
essary, for we have contracted for all the
land wo want except ono corner, prob
ably tho richest in ore, however, of
all." Hayes then opened his papers
and showed a plan of tho grounds.
"Why," cried Mo3by, "that corner
belongs to.uio and is the most worthless
piece of ground on the footstool. I've
always been ashamed to claim owner
ship." "Do you wish tosell it, Mr. Mosby?"
"Sell it?" returned Mosby. "Tako it
for nothing. Bring me tho paper, and 1
will sign tho deed."
Hayes acted with alacrity; he found
a form, filled in some figures and held
it in front of the old man.
"For and in consideration of $20,
000!" gasped Mosby. "What does it
"It means," replied Hayes, "that 1
consider it a reasonable bargain for our
firm at that price."
The old man recovered entirely dur
ing tho courso of a few months. Mr.
Hayes the following year was frequent
ly a boarder with Jessie and her father,
but one August day there was a wed
ding, and Jessio went to board with
him. Chicago News.
icultural : I
OP AEL KINDS,
Farm and Spring Wagons,.
Buggies, Road Carts,
Wind Mills, Pumps, Barb
Locust Street, between Fifth and Sixth
R. D. THOMSON,
127 Sixth St. Cor. of Vine,
NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA.
F. M. HECK, Prop.
DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF
Fresh, Salted and MM
Hams, Bacon, Fresh Sausage, Poul
try, Eggs, Etc.
Cash Paid for Hides and Furs.
Your patronage is respectfully so
licited and we will aim to please
you at all times.
HI ME HE ffl?,
I. A. FORT,
Has.00,000 acres of U. P; K. R, land for .
sale on the ten year plan. Call and
see him if you want a bargain.
leather tlko Velvet.
The manufacture of leather. i3 reach
ing what must be almost the highest
perfection of tho art. A new process
has recently been patented in France for
the production of a leather which both
to the touch and eyo has a striking re
semblance to velvet. Leathers of this
description hitherto manufactured have
been obtained by treatment of the flesh
side of the hide or skin. The flesh side
of the skin being always coarse, the
patentees claim now to secure better
results by treating the hair side. They
scratch or rub tho hair side with a rub
ber of strong erosive qualities, or with
emery or glass, when working small
surfaces, and use a grindstone for heav
ier work. In this manner a downy nap
is brought ont which they throw and
lay in different directions, thereby
bringing out varied designs of changing
hue. and appearance. The velvety sur
face produced is said to be similar to the
down of a peach skin. The fiber is very
fine, soft to the touch and has all tbe
appearanco of silk velvet shorn very
close. Shoe and Leather Gazette.
Weekly Inter- Ocean
Both one year 11.30.
I his ought to prove sat
isfactory to even the fellow
wants the earth for a nickel.
Come in and get double
value for your money.
Hew Specific Kq. Seientj-Swn
FOR THE CURE OF
For rreterving Pictures.
A sort of antidecay apparatus has
been invented for preserving pictures.
It is a glass tray with solid back, and
the picture is put inside and hermetic
ally sealed. The air is then exhausted
with nn airpump, with the result that
In this vacuum the paint will preserve
its pristine freshness pretty well for
ever, unless the thing leaks. Chicago
Mark Twala's Doff.
Mark Twain was once asked to go to
the Elmira reformatory and give a read
ing to the boys there from one of his
stories. He replied: "Now, that's a
good idea for me. because I have been
asked by a literary club to read down
in the town. The boys are unarmed and
under guard, and it will be perfectly
safe for me. By watching them I can
get an idea of how safe it's likely to be
to read the same thing to that club."
He gave both readings and still lives.
Alan of Fashion (reading in a newspa
per that a village schoolmaster had shot
himself because he could not pay a debt
ot 50 marks) Ridiculous! Why, if 1
were to shoot myself for every 50 marks
that I owe, I should be kept at it all
the year round! Fliegende Blatter.
"With all its symptoms of Influenza.
Catarrh, Pains and Soreness in the Head
and Chest, Cough, 8ore Throat and
general Prostration and Feyer. Taken
early it cuts it short promptly ; taken
dining its prevalence, prevents its inva
sion; taken while suffering from it, a
relief is speedily realized, which is con
tinued to an entire cure.
This being a New Bemedy, if your
Druggist will not get it for you, it will
or If or JESS"1 0n recdpt o prio 85c-
HUMPHREYS' MEDICINE CO.,
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Chaoiberiaia' Xye aad mm Olntmemt
Is a certain cure for Chronic Sort Eyes.
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25 cents per box. For sale by druggists.
For nuttin? a hone in a fin fiMUW z
B a o -"' v ay Jai
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They tone up the systeaa, aid digestion, cure
Ices of appeute, relieve constipation, correct
kzdney disorders and destroy worms, giving
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