Capital city courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1893, January 26, 1889, Page 6, Image 7
CAPITAL CITY COURIER, SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 1889. r- w i r . Be rwc WiLWAUKEEh mui &, Owns nml nprrnlr o.V)0 mites of thnrmiRhly fliilppert rond In Illinois. Wneonsln, lown, .Missouri, Mlniirrvituniid llnKotn. It Is tlio Ileal Direct Itouln beixuonnll tlio rrlnrlpnl Jotnta In tlio Northwest, BouthwoHt ml Fur West. For ninim, (lino Initio, rates of passitRn nml freight, etc. apply to ncnrcst Million uncut ol CHIOAUO, Mll.WAUKKK A Hr. PAW. IUII, way, or to nuy Hnllroml Ationl nnywhoro In tho world. K. Ml I.I.IJH. A.V. H.lUHPKNTIilt, Ornornl M'o'r. lleni I'iim. &VM Ari. F.TtlUKKIi. iiko. II. lii'Al'l'nitl). Aw-tlcn' MRr. Ami. II. l'.AT. At. Milwaukee, WIm'OiuIii. HPl'nr Information In reference lo '.amis wiiil Town owned liy tlio I'lilniKi), Milwau kee. tut. mill ltiilhvuy Coniinny,wrlolo II. (1. IlAiT()AM,jnud Couimllonor,Mlllwnukro WIconlu. Shortest : and : Safest : Route TO ALL POINTS IN Colorado, Wyoming, I'tnh, California, Mon- tnliu, Idaho, On-roii nnd WimhlUKton Territory. Tnko tlio OVERLAND FLYER .And snvo ono day to nil l'nclllo const point. THE UNION PACIIv. JlunnliiK Into union depots nnihtn Willi nut limited trains or nil linen lo. iHtlntd cnt. went, north umt'snutli. ThraiiR.. ilokols nnd modern tiny conches. Hiiruiiuq chocked tliroimh to doitlnntlnnrrom all point east In tho United Htutcs mid I'unndn. Hleopor accomodations reserved In tlirmiKli l'lillmnu l'nlncu enrs from thu Mhwourl river to tlio I'm- CltlO COiJIJtt FAST MAIL ROUTE ! 2 DAILY TRAINS 2 TO Atchison, Leavenworth, St. Joscph.Knnsa City, St. Louis nnd all olnts South, East nnd West. The direct line to l-'t. Scott, Parson. Wichita, Hutchinson nnd nil principal points In Knnsas. Tho only road to tho Great Hot Springs of Arkansas. Pullman4 Slkuimcks and Frrk Krclinino Ciiaiu Caks an nil trains. I. G.HAM, R. P. R. MILLAR, City Tkt Agent, Gcn'l Agent. Cor. O nnd lathStt. Fremont, lilkhorn & Mo. Valley IRJVTTi'RQ.A.jP. tyOperntcs nnd con trols Its own service between LINCOLN, NEB., and OMAHA, CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE, SIOUX CITY MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL. fEB" Through Ticket nnd IUrr hro Checked to 11 points In United State and Canada. Vestlbulo Sleepers, Palatial Dining Care and Union Depots. CITY TICKKT OFFICE : US South 10th street, - . Uneoln OEO. V. FOKKHMAK, AKtsnt. II. Q. IICRT, J, It, Ill'CUANAM, Uenoral M'Kr, dcn'l l'naa. As't OMAHA, NEB. Dr. Beth Arnold' COUGH KILLER is tho, best Cough Cure I oror used. Wb, A. Mycr, Weston, 111. Druggists, 23c., 60a, nnd 1.00. E. T. ROBERTS & SON Undertakers andEmbalmers. 212 North 1 1 th Street, Windsor Hotel Annex, Telephones. Office 145. Residence 156. Open Day and Night. tUmhSbmBF A THIP THROUGH SPACE. I Would Tithe tin Fifty Vrurn to Malm n VUli lo 11 Net! Moor Nrl(lilinr. U't ih for 11 moment supoM) certain mil- iMy in Im linllt.imo round tlio world III A km-1 iv t circle, other to vnrloti iwlnts In tlio ol.tr Kyitein. And wo will further minnow hut tlio trninaun theso railway eon id Ira ;ept going nt tlio into of sixty mile nn liunr Tor any required length of tliuoi that their wHotiger oould 1I0 without food or eon III Ikj supplied with nil nhtindnncu of It) that tho bodl" of such lumongcni coulifbo mndH-(i.ihltHif enduring tho various change of nlr, lomcratura nml other clliuntlo con dlllous to which thoy would hooxpOKed. And on our world this kind of tinvel would boeoiiinrntlvoly wiiy, nnd would Inku nuxt to tin tliiuv In twenty-four hour tho jiassen cor could travel 1,110 mile, or considerably farther (Jinn from Now York to Chicago. In forty-eight hunt's ho could travel in fnriu from HoHtoii to I.lvcrtool, mid In lesi than wvonlii'ii diiyn ho could go round thoworhL Hut us tvKnt-iN tho Journeys In npnco, n (llllleulty In mont caseH lii.iiornl)lo would stnnd In tho way, In onler to vlsli any Imt n very few of tho nearest Ixxlloa In npni-o, tho travulerann tnircoltRtlal roll waa would iiceil to Imro their lives very greatly prolonged Werxthoy to sot out for nny distant irt of tho Kystciu they nil would dlo boforothoy had fairly iK'gun tholr Journoy. A voyngo to tlio moon, to Venus or to .Mars would, un der tho ntiovo conditions, bo (Kttslblo; to any other txxly In tho systain It would bo ImiKia slblo, TI11 Journey to tho moon would bo com paratively short. Our companion Is distant about iMU,(XX) mlloHi or, In round numbers, Its distance contains ton time na tnnny mile rs nro iHiutnluod In tlio earth's clroum ferouox Traveling at tho rato of sixty miles I in hour, mid novor stopping, It would toko Iw t ween KM) and 107 days to reach tho Journey's eniL Coniared with other henv tmiy instances, this Is n iiioro nothing , but compared with tho distanced actually trnv ermil by tho nvurngo mnn, It Is very great ImkxyL Vow over travel nt sixty mllos nn hour, nnd then only for short periods, nnd nt consider nblo Intcrvnk Many, probnbly tho major ity, or tiKwo who nvo to a goiKi old ngo cover leen than VHO.OOO mllca during tholr wholo lives. A great traveler might do It In, sny, nitccn ymrn. For oven n conductor or engi neer of nn oxprefa train it would reipjlro several year. Lot us now tako n trip to tho planot Vo nus, our uoxt nearest neighbor. This will bo n much mora formldahlo undertaking. Wo havo seen that a succession of tho long est Journeys oyer this earth would form but short and pa-sslng episodes In n lifetime. Wo havo neon that, on ono of our Imnglnury rail wnys, tho travclor could clrclo tho world In low than thrco wook. Wo havo seen, not only that n Journoy to tho moon Is quite iios slblo to tho p'uciigcrs by our celestial rail way, but that equal and oven grenter dis tance nro often traveled on earth. Hut a trip to Venus would bo 11 very dif ferent matter. Von us, ns you may know, Is ntwut 'J(,000,000 mllos nwny, or, nt sixty miles nn hour, without stopping, sho Is dis tant n Journoy not of thrco wool;, or six mouths but of Komo fifty years. On tho Im aginary railway such 11 Journoy would bo lxihslhle, for n great many -wrsons llvo longer than llfty year. But In real llfo no ono over has traveled, and no ono over will travel, anything Iiko so far. No hurann bolng over ha travolod 5,000,000 mile.-, and It Is r-nfo to say that no ono over IlL To complete this incasuro of Journeying would ropilro an averago of 100,000 mile a yenr for tlfty year, bomo fow, pcrhnps, In all tholr live may havo traveled 1,000,000 miles, but theso uro probnbly raro exceptions. So wo Eoo that no ono ovor has lived who ha traveled mora than a small art of tho (lis taneo to Venus. Yet, comvired with other bodies In tho system, this Mar may bo said to bo almost a noxt door neighbor. St. Nicholas. Lnwyor' IVos. In England a barrister, as a lawyer U thoro called, cautiot recover by an action nt taw any feo to which ho may iw morally entitled for ncrvlcoH rendered to n client, I'lio expla nation of this dovlatlon from tho common rulo of ayiug for nervlco Is given In Casboll's Saturday Journal: An artlclo of Magna Oiarta ndlnns that Justico shall not bo told. As tho king U tho fountain of Justico and barrister servant of tho king, it wo held that It would bo unlaw ful for thorn to receive payment for nldlng a subject to fcocuro tho benefit of law. Iiormorly tho monoy in paymont of tho barrister" feo was droppod, as If secrotly. into tho hood of his gown; now n member of tho bar adopt tho moro ojhmi method of re fusing to go into court until his clerk has re ceived tho feo marked un hi brlof. "What bring you hero to-day, Mr. L V askod a Judgo of an eminent counsel "Twenty guineas, my lord," nnsworod tho lnwyor, making no secret of tho fact that ho was violating Magna Cbarta and doing, In substnneo, If not in form, what tho prophet' servant was punished for dolng-oxnctlng a feo for a uumano scrvico. English law liooks call tho feo an honorary reward, Tho black gown worn by English lawyer is a rello of tho days when tho clergy woro tho only lawyers, and always appeared In an ccclcKinstlcnl dross. Tho horw hair wig, which overy English barrister wears whllo la court, Is a survival of tho ilmo whou men woro nshamod to wear their own hair. A Lingering arlp. Robert Watts, a young farmer from Chat ham, attended a faith euro meeting. Anna Dolanoy, 11 young woman about IX) year old, also attended tho meeting. Sho went Into a trance, and In walking about tho room ap proached young Watt, seized his hand with a tlrm grip and started o(T. Watt .trugglod to got looao, but couldn't. Several men triod to stop tho girl, but sho kept right 011 walking and Watt followed her. It was -I o'clock in tho afternoon when Anna took Watt by tho hand, and It was soven and n half hour bo foro sho let go her grip. Thou sho falntod and in about llvo minutes let go her hold, Tho young farmer lost no tlmo In getting out of tho hull Miss Delaney camo out of tho trnnco, but has 110 recollection of wliat hap pouocL Philadelphia Times, Gxpllclt Information. Thoy wcro a urty of fun loving school girl going homo for their summer's vacations. A maslior hail succeeded, a ho thought, In making tho uctmnliitauco of tho most vlvs-cious. However, try as ho would, ho could not succeed in learning her i:nmo. Sho was equal toallhU effort In that direc tion, and could not even Ikj surprised Into giving it nway. tiho gave him u Imgus ad dress, unit even wout w far as to give him tho desired ieriiiusion to call on her nt her city homo. As the train .lowed up end sho iiiodo arrangements to leavo tho car with her com panions, ho mnilo ono moro frantic appeal. "Say-whom shall I nslt for when I rallf" With nn liiiuxx'iit look of surU'U 011 her saucy fneu sho uiidi "Why, osi ... mo. of course," Chicago Journal Cx)crhuenten at Manhattan, ICan., have discovered that the uro of salt on wheat IleUs will greatly lucrenw the yield It U also an nounced that salt will kill potato bug Easily Don. It often happens that "a substitute shine brightly ns a king, though through no c pcclal rodlnnco of his own. Ono day n llttlo loy came homo from school, nnd announced, "Mnmnm, I'm nt tho head of my clnRs." "Indixill and how did It hnppcnl" "Oh, Kitty (Iray stayed ut homo I" Youth' t.omKinlon. To Hull ICtnry Tiutrs I'l- Miss A. Don't you find Now York society rather empty and unsatisfactory I Mr 8. Not necessarily. You enn tnko your cholco in that reujiocL Thoro U tho llohcmlnn ret, nil brains nnd uostylo; socloty proper with a fair amount of each, and tho four hundred, all stylo mid no brains. Llfo. Doiciloplng American Literature. Bcono, tho olllco of Sharker' Monthly. Tlio editor Is at hi desk. A young man with a roll of mnnuscrlpt In his hand enters. Young Man (with proor doforonco) Are you tho editor, slrl Tho Editor (condescendingly) Yes. Young Man (dinidcntly)-I havo a story hero which 1 would Iiko to submit for your approval, sir. Tho Editor (coldly) Ohl a story Young Man Yes, sir. Tlio Editor A short story! xoimg man yes, Mr. Tho Editor (with goutlo sarcasm) Your first effort, i prcsumor Young Mnn Oh, no, sir; I havo written Bovoral others. Tho Editor And where havo thoy boon published! Young Mnn Thoy hnvo not been pub lished yet, sli Tho Editor Hal Indeed I Well, tho fact u, wo mnko It a rulo not to publish anything by any ono who ha not published anything already. Tlio standard of our mugnzino re quires that our nuthor should havo some co lobrlty, you know. Young Man (loftily) Ah, Indeed! Well, fir (going), I shull call on you again when I am celebrated Tho Editor That will not bo necessary. Whon you nro celebrated I will call on you. Lies, The M Intuitu or u Lifetime, Ambitious Mamma Ethel, didn't I sec young Mr Ferguson wylng particular at tention to you last ovening ut tho iarty f Ethel Yes, mamma, but 1 snubbed him effectually before tlio evening wo over. Mamma Horror of horrors! Aro you crazy I Ethel Not at all, mamma. Not this win ter. Ills father. Is mi Ice pucker. Mamma Yes, but ho make artificial Ice, Daughter faint. Chicago Tribune, They Played Hint a Trick. "Thero nro somo mighty menn men In this town," said tho tramp, as ho mot nil ofllccron Woodward avenuo tho other day during tho piping storm. "Whnt's happened now Pqulrled tho officer. "Why, I saw a looso sign over n storo up here, and I went and stood under It In hope it would blow down mid glvo mo a knock. Had It douoso tho linn would havo boon glad to Bottlo with mo for t'JV' "And It didn't blow down!" "Oh, yes, It did; but, you see, tho houso got on to my racket, and a I stood thero tho porter camo out and ordered mo otT. Ho said 1 was obstructing tho sidewalk, and that lio'd havo mo run In, I hadn't gono thirty foot before tho sign blow down. I did sup poso that tho farmer who kept a Bogardus kicker at tho gato and a dog In tho barn was tho meanest man on earth, butthoso city chaps go him ono better." "It' sad," sighed tho otllcor. "You bet It Is, but I'll go down street and soo If somo coachman won't run over mo and mako 11 quiet settlement." Detroit Froo Press. Oottliig Into Deep Wutcr. I beard a pretty good story Tuesday. It Is ono of George KlawRon. Ho said that a friend of his has a bright ray of sunshino, In tbo shapo of a pretty llttlo daughter, who, Iiko most children, says soma funny things. Not long ngo tho llttlo ono, nfter having been very quiet Tor a fow minutes, askod hor mother If Uod know all things, " Yos, ho docx,'' was tlio reply. "Does ho know all that you or mo dooof" "Yes, I think ho docs." "Ma, doc ho know all that I am nolns to think I" ' "Every thought, my dear." "How doc ho know It aforo I think It!" And tho llttlo 0110 looked up Innocently nnd terribly In enroot. It Is nut stated wbothcr tho mother answered tho oscr or not. De troit Sun. Teaching Her 11 Lesson. Dnclo Host us (who has caused tho arrest of his wlfo for assnult) "I want yo' ter gib It to her, Jedgo, gib her do llmlck ob do law Dls ain't do fust tlmo sho "faulted mo." Judgo I'm afraid, aunty, I havo to flno you tia Aunty Woll, yo honah, I ain't got 10 cents. Judgo ito Undo Rastus) It'll bo $10, Unclo Rastus. Unclo Rastus (handing over tho monoy with a bewildered look, as who should ray, This may bo right or this may U wrong) All right, JodgOidoro'a do money (To wlfo as they leave court together) Dar, olo woman, I trus' dls yore sierieuco "11 I'nrn yo a lesson what yo' won' ferglt." Harjier' Bazar. fruit of Kxperlrnro, Bobby has liccn imparting to tho minister tho hn'iortaut mid cheerful Information that bis Ir.tlier has got a new set of fal-v teeth. "Indeed. Hobby,' replied the minister In diligently, "and what will bo do with tho old setf" "Oh, I s'lioso," answered Bobby, "they'll cut etn down and mako mo wear 'cm." IlarH?r's Bazar On Ilia Itimd to Wi-ulth. "Wont uro your prospects lu llfrT hor father sternly askuL "Well," said tho young man, niodectly, "1 have Invented a new cough medicine, which I all ready now to Im brought before tho public" The engagement was announced o'.-xt day SomcrvllWw. ' "t THE ARIZONA KICKER. Bomo I'lcnannl Kxtrnrts Culled by Tlio Detroit I'reo I're. Wo extract tho following from tho Inst fouoof Tho Arizona Kicker: I'oon HIIOOTINO. As wo wcro returning to our olllco from tho Widow Smith's tlio other ovening (wo havo been sparking tho widow (or several weeks imst), nnd Just as wo camo opiotilto tlio old Indian fort, somo crcon whoso mnuuors certainly need polishing up, fired four bullets nt us from n revolver Tho Intent, no doubt, was to kill us. It took us about tho millionth (xtrtof a second to reallzo this fact, nnd then wo oponcd out for n run nnd mndogood our escape. Wo don't claim to Iw great shnkos on shoot ing, but If wo can't hit tho editor nnd pro prietor of a great nnd growing weekly nt n distance of twenty feet oncu In four shot, wo will leave Arizona. Wo don't claim to bo n Chosterlleld, but If our manners permitted us to lildo nwny Iwhlnd nu old wnll mid begin iwppiiig nt n gentleman without warning, wo'd expect to Iw mentioned In tho snmo lino with n hyena. 'loo Much Talk. Thero Is altogether too much talk about that mlstnkoof our opular young druggist of tho Illuo Front which tent Col. Jim Jackson to his grave. Col Jim asked for qululno and got strychnlno by mlstako, but thero nro a good many redeem ing features. Tho colonel was old nnd lazy, and loft no ono to mourn his loss. Tho drug gist Is n young nnd energetic man, who sold out a coal yard In Chlcngo to como hero nnd CO Into tho drug business, nnd It must bo ox ixxjtcd ho will mnko a fow mistakes In tho go off. Wo call attention to his libera) mntincr of ndvcrlislug In Tho Ivlckcr. Ho tins as sured 111 that such a mistake cannot occut ngnln, as ho hn properly Inbelcd tlio Ixjttles. Anotiieu Lib Nailed. Our esteemed con temporary down tho street chnrges us this week with bulldozing tho business mon of tills town Into advertising with us. Wo nail th statement ns a He, mid overy business mat, will unit It ns a lie. Our methods of necurlnft advertising havo always been ierfoctly legltl innto, if 11 man who Med from Ohio tooscapw stato prison for arson ojicns a grocery hern wo drop mound for n friendly chat with him, nnd wo let him know that wo aro posted oil him. Then wo sot forth our circulation and Inlluenco, glvo him rates, nnd If ho says ho iloosn't want to udvortlso that ends It, Whllo wo advise all to advertise, wo never bullilozo, as all can testify If bulldozing would secure advertising tho old clap trap concern down tho street covered with mortgages would bo quite apt to try It. Detroit Froo Press. Will Never Do It Acnln. Young Dlgby was told to try a Chlnoso barber In Mott street, and ho did N. B. Ho Is to lend n "geroinn" In tho ovening. Llfo. A flrent Kiiiergency. A recently appointed policeman was ono night sent to a rcmoto nrt of tho West Twelfth street district to travel tho bent of mi ofllccr who had becu taken suddenly UL Tho locality was a dangerous ono, and before sotting out from tho station tho now man was admonished to Iw sure to call for tho imtrol wagon If ho got In any trouble. Two hours later a terrlllc thunder storm nrosa. Capt, O'Donnell sat In his prlvuto olllco, a number of oniccrs In reservo Idled about tho squad room. Suddenly tho telophono Instrument clicked Capt. O'Donnell heard tho operator tell tho patrol wngon to go to n certain local ity "In a hurry." A "hurry call" Is serious. It means that an ofllccr Is In need of Immediate assistance. This cnll camo from tho post to which tho now man had been sent. Tlio captain Imagined all sort of dcsiwrato crimes. "Como on, you mon" ho shouted to tho officers In tho squad room, as ho rushed out of tho station and sprung aboard tho wagon, which was already in tho street. Tho re serve hurried after him. Fow stopped to got storm coat. Thoy piled on tho wagon, tho word was given, and away dashed tho patrol, rushfng through tho storm thnt In less than a moment had drenched every man through and through. Arriving at tho box from which it had been called, the wagon pulled up. Capt. O'Donnell leaped to tho ground, his mon following, Tho policeman who had called for assistance camo forward from u doorway "What's tho troubloT excitedly demanded tho captain. "Why, I wanted my rubber coat," replied tho ofllccr. And ho Is still on tho force. Chicago Tribune, In nilMful Ignorance. There Is nn 8-yenr-old Uiwrencovlllo boy who, If ho lives, U likely to Inx-oiiio n second Artennis U'nrd. Ho wo at school tho other day when tho teacher was trying to Illus trate some question of mathematics no moro difficult for tho ordinary scholar to compre hend than tho simple proiwsltlon that two and two make four Sho had made tho ex planation several time over, but, wishing to mako sure that tho boy understood, asked a question of him. II U reply Indicated that ho had not tho remotest Idea of what sho had been laboring to mako clear Tho teacher explained again, then In quired. "Do you soo uowT' "No," was tho answer. Her jiatlence exhausted, tho school ma'am exclaimed "Johnny, you are terribly Ignorant." YcNinni." returned tho youngster, and then added, with stolid gravity, "where lg nornnco Is lillsx 'tis folly to be wlsa" The teacher found it imKwslblo to keep from laughing, but Johnny did not oven smile, -1'iiu.hurg Dis'uiirh. Tln MenncM Town In America. A rty of drummer retting over Now Year's were wilted in the ciirrldoi of a lead Ing hotel thW morning dlorusslng tho char ucteristlcK of the dilUreut low 11 thoy visit. Bald ono) "Tho mcumt town In the west Is in northern Kmi-an, While I win. there last month they found the dead uNy of nn tin known men in the streets. In his ixx-kcts were f Itxi mid a revolver Instead of taking tho money and giving him u ihnvui burial, they mralgucd him under the name of Itleh aril Riw, lined him the (ou for carrying con n-uleil wciixm, and buried him In the xU ter's Held In an old plno box. "-Kuusnx City Btur, A fiweel Mon Hi, Do Smith Don't you think Miss Travis has a remarkably sweet mouth) Poseyboy-Sho ought to havo. I furnish ber with alwut f! worth of caramels, a week. Burllugton Freo Press, TM ESI "A Well Hounded. Happy Life." If, a it Is claimed, happiness 1 ono object of living, Is It certain that largo wealth means unalloyed felicity! Tho possession of wealth Isn good thing. No ono but n fool derides thotw who sock to mako money legit imately, but wealth, when suddenly obtained, rarely brings contentment. Men must Iw educated to tho enjoyment of wealth, they cannot acquire tin art of oven sending money Judiciously In a moment, or oven tho knowlodgo ho to uso wealtn to their own ndvantuga. Men who act pi I re a fortune by slow degrees ripen Into a knowlodgo of It proiwr tiHo. Rapidly acquired fortunes bring with them osplraMoiis which aro uovcr satis fied Tho world Is npt to protest tho demand of such men. You may tnko tho bluo book of nny city of oven i few years ngo, and there will bo tho nninc of scons of men who floated to tho surfaco iixm gildod shingle wh havo nsscd nwny, nnd tholr brief careers of pros)crlty, which many, no doubt, envied, havo termi nated, orhas, In dishonor, but moro fre quently In xivcrty, tho result of having ob tained l.i n yenr that which If It had como by degrees would hnvo boon kept, for then thoy would hnvo attached n proier vnluo to tholr wealth. "When 1 swiid borrowed money," remarked a siendthrlft, "I don"tsecmns If I was siendlng anybody's monoy." 80 It is with wealth. Lightly como, lightly go. Monoy honestly and lalwrlously earned Is npt to stick, for tho hand that has hardened and tho brow that has sweat In securing It aro powerful reminder of Its pro'wr vnluo. A well rounded, happy llfo is not to bo built up by fovcrlsh speculation brought on by a hasto to become rich; but a llfo reaches Its fullest perfection nnd ncqulrcs Its greatest capability for enjoyment when by modernto growth It root strike deep Into tho soil of cnnnnent prosjierlty, nnd Its branches Increase slowly till it reaches fullest legitimate mnturlty. Boston Journal Owl mid Man. Tlio first Is of a singular encounter between n man nnd nn owl, tho sceno of which has often liecn (wlntod out to mo by my guides. Tho oecurreuco Is woll known, and If 1 mis take not tho hero of Itlsstlll living In Brown vlllo or vicinity. A teamster, taking lu a load of baled hay to a lumber camp by the way of tho old "toto road" from Brownvlllo to tho Jo Merry lakes, stopjxxl lato In the afternoon to bait his horses. ULs halt was under n big yellow birch, mid whllo his horses munched their oats tho teamster colled himself up on tho top of his load and pulled his blanket over him for a llttlo nop. Wheth er ho slept longer than ho Intended I do not know, but when ho nwokolt was nearly dusk. Ho with a quick movement drew his blanket from hlsfnco, when Instantly hU faco was pierced deeply by sharp and cruel talons. This llereo onslaught had been mndo by n hugoowi, which on seeing his whltofncasud denly revealed, and doubtless taking It for a rabbit or somo such animal, had instantly pounced with all his energy from tho trco nbovo. Tho assaulted man, frenzied with pain and terror, and not in tho least knowing what had seized him, graspod desperately at Ids enemy, nnd clutching tho legs of tho owl with 0110 baud nnd Its neck with tho other, actually by ono wrench tore Its head from it body How ho extricated tho talon from his fuco nnd how ho mndo hU wny to tho clearing and help tho man hardly know. I bollovo thut by great good fortune his oye3 wcro not destroyed, but for n long tlmo tho swollen condition of Ids faco prevented him from seeing, nnd I havo often heard a de scription of his appearance durlug that period Forest and Stream. . Hiully Won. Nothing tsmoro embarrassing to Its pos sessor than a reputation which ho has not deserved A laurel wreath awarded by chanco becomes absurdly heavy, and tho un fortunate wearer, though ho may long to toss it Into tho nearest thicket, Is usually un abloto tug It from his brows. When tho Into Professor Mosca Stuart Phelps was a stu dent at Now Haven ho 0110 morning took a walk with Professor Newton, who lived In tho world of mathematics. Professor Nowton. according to his usual habit, began tho discussion of nn nbstruso problom. As ho went deciier nnd deccr, Mr. Phelps' mind wandered further and further from what was being said At la.st hi ottcn tion was recalled by hiscom'ianlon'sTemark: "Which, you seo, give us 'x.' "Doc It!" nsked Mr. Phelps, thinking Hint, In common politeness, ho ought to say some thing. "Why, doesn't Itf excitedly oxclalmed tho professor, alarmed at tho osslbllity that a flaw had been detected In his calculations. Quicklv his mind ran linck m-r i.la ..i. There had indeed been a mistake "ou uro right, Mr. Phelps; you arorlght!" ho shouted "It doesn't givo us'x:' It elves us '-.' " From that hour ho looked upon Mr. Phelps as a mathematical prodigy. Ho was tho first man who had over caught tho professor napping. "And so," Mr. Phelps used often to add, In tolling tho story, "I nchlovod a reputation for knowing a thing I hate It' tho way many reputations aro mado In this superfi cial world" Detroit Froo Press. Increase of Noxious Imects. Noxious insects nro moro numerous nnd de structive now thnu thoy were fifty years ngo. Where nature has a chanco to work out her laws, nil animals, from tho highest to tho lowest, do not lucreaso beyond proper limits. Even man himself Is 110 exception to this great law; but let n break occur in this great natural chain and It Is felt all along tho lino. Somo siccles will Increnso enormously, whllo others nlmost entirely dlsup'Kiir Now, as insects aro far more mini than ull tho higher animals, It follows 1 if sonio un foreseen ovent takes place t...u fuvorsa great increase of somo noxious sixxios, man Is sure to bo a great sufferer. And this stato of things Is oxactly what is taking placo todu . Tho reader will naturally inquire why tho boncflcial oucs do not increase ns fnst ns tho destructive ouos. Tho answer is, tho food plant of tho lutter has increased enormously nnd all tho surroundings have favored Its rapid Increaso, whllo tho other, living iion animal (Imago food), Is entirely outstripped by tho vcgotahlo eating sxxios.-Now York Telegram. A Trick on tho Dog. 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