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PLATTSMOimi WEEKLY HEltALD, TIlUJiSDAY, AUGUST 11, 1SS7,
lly If. IlIDEIt ITACJOARD.
miori or "kino bouimon'h minks," "hue,"
"jK'H," "TUB WITCU'S ITEAI," ETC.
"Farbleu!" said Alphonso, "ho Is angered
he mnkett the grimace. I like not his air. I
vanish. " And ho did with considerable rapid
ity. Mr. Mackenzie Joined heartily In tho uhout
of luughtor which we indulged in. "Ho is a
queer character Alphonse," he fsaM. "By
and by I will tell you hi history; In the mean
while lot us try hi cooking."
"Might 1 ask," Raid Sir Henry, after wo had
paten u most excellent dinner, "how you came
to have a French cook in tho30 wilds"
"Oh," unswered Mrs. Mackenzie, "ho ar
rived here of bis own accord about a year
ago, and asked to bo taken into our Bervice.
lie had got into some trouble in France, and
fled to Zanzibar, whoro he found an ap
plication had been made by tho French gov
ernment for his extradition. Whereupon ho
rushed ott up country, and fell in, when
nearly starved, with our caravan of men,
who were bringing us our annual supply of
goods, and was brought on here. You should
get him to tell you the story."
When dinnor was over we lit our pipes, and
Sir Henry proceeded to give our host a
description of our journey up here, over
which he looked very grave.
"It is evident to mo," ho Bald, Mthat those
rascally Masai are following you, and I am
very thankful that you have reached tbia
house in safety. I do not think that they
will dare to attack you here. It is unfor
tunate, though, that nearly all my men havo
pono down to the coast with ivory and goods.
There aro 200 of them in the caravan, and the
consequonce is that I have not more than
twenty men available for defensive purposes
In case they should attack us. But, still, I
will just give a few orders;" and calling a
black man who was loitering about outside
in the garden, ho went to tho window and ad
dressed him in a Swahili dialect Tho man
listened, and then saluted and departed.
"I am sure I devoutly hope that we shall
bring no such calamity upon you," said I, anx
iously, when ho had taken his seat again.
Rather than bring those bloodthirsty villains
about your ears, we will move on and take
"You will do nothing of the sort. If the
Masai come they come, and there is an end
on it; and I think we can give them a pretty
warm greeting. I would not show any man
the door for all tho Masai in tho world."
"That reminds mo," I said, "the consul at
Lamu told me that he had a letter from you,
in which you said that a man had arrived here
who reported that ho had come across a
whito people in tho interior. Do you think
that there was any truth ia his story? I ask
because I have once or twice in my lifo heard
rumors from natives who havo come down
from the far north of tho existence of such a
Mr. Mackenzie, by -wuy of answer, wont
out of the room and returned, bringing with
him a most curious sword. It was long, and
all tho blade, which was very thick and
heavy, was, to within a quarter of an inch of
tho cutting edge, worked into an ornamental
pattern exactly as we work soft wood with a
fretsaw, the steel, however, being invariably
pierced in such a way as not to interfere
with tho strength of tho sword. This in itself
was sufficiently curious, but what was still
more so was that all the edges of the hollow
spaces cut through the substance of tho
blade were most beautifully inlaid with gold,
which was in some way that I cannot under
stand welded on to tho steeL
"Then," said Mr. Mackenzie, "did you ever
see a sword like that?"
"Wo all examined it and shook our heads.
"Well, I havo got it to show you, because
this is what the man who said ho had seen
the white people brought with him, and be
cause it does more or less give an air of truth
to what I should otherwise have set down as
alio. Look here; I will tell you all that I
know about the matter, which is not much.
One afternoon, just before sunset, I was sit
ting on tho veranda, when a poor, miserable,
starved looking man came limping up and
squatted down before me. I asked him
where he came from and what ho wanted,
and thereon ho plunged into a long, rambling
narrative about how he belonged to a tribe
far in the north, and how his tribe was de
stroyed by another tribe, and he with a few
other survivors driven still further north,
past a lake named Laga. Thence, it appears,
he made his way to another lake that lay up
in the mountains, 'a lake without a bottom'
he called it, and here his wife and brother
died of an infectious sickness probably
smallpox whereon the people drove him out
of their villages into tho wilderness, where ho
wandered miserably over mountains for ten
days, after which ho got into a dense thorn
forest, and was one day found there by somo
white men who were hunting, and who took
him to a place whero all the people were
white and lived in stone houses. Here he re
mained a week shut up in a house, till one
night a man with a white beard, whom ho
understood to bo a 'medicino man,' cam and
Inspected him, after which he was led off and
taken through the thorn forest to the con
fines of the wilderness, and given food and
this sword (at least so ho said) and turned
"Well," said Sir Henry, who had been
listening with breathless interest, "and what
did he do then?"
"Ohl he seems, according to hia account, to
have gone through Bufferings and hardships
Innumerable, and to have lived for weeks on
roots and berries, and such things as ho could
catch and kilL But somehow ho did live,
and at last by slow degrees made his way
south and reached this place. What the
details of his journey were I never learned,
for I told him to return on tho morrow, bid
ding one of my headmen look after him for
the night Tho headman took him away,
but tho poor man had the itch so badly that
the headman's wife would not have him in
the hut for fear of catching it, so he was
given a blanket and told to sleep outside. As
it happened, wo had a lion hanging about
bero just then, and most unhappily ho winded
this unfortunate wanderer, and springing on
him, bit bis head almost off without the
people in the hut knowing anything about it,
and there was an end of him and his story
about the white people; and whether or no
there is any truth in it ia more than I can tell
you. What do you think, Mr. Quatermain?"
I shook my head, and answered, "I don't
know. There are so many queer things
bidden away in the heart of this great con
tinent that I should be sorry to assert that
there was no truth in it Anyhow, we mean
to try and find out We intend to journey
to Lekakisera, and thence, if we live to get so
far, to this Lake Laga; and if there are any
white people beyond, we will do our best to
"You are very venturesome people," said
Mr. Mackenzie, with a smile, and the subject
' ALPHONSE ASD HIS ANMITXJE.
After dinner we thoroughly inspected all
tho outbuildings and grounds of the station,
which I consider the most successful as well
us trie most beautifal place of tho sort that i
have seen In Africa. We then returned to
the veranda, where wo found UmslojMjgaas
taking advantage of this favorable opportu
nity to clean thoroughly all tho rifles. This
was tho only work that ha cvor did or whs
asked to do, for as a Zulu chief it was beneath
bis dignity to work with hLi hands; but fcuch
as it was ho did it very well. It was a curi
ous sight to see tho great Zulu sitting there
upon tho floor, his bnttloax resting against
tho wall lieliind him, whili his long, aristo
cratic looking hands were busily employed,
delicately, and with tho utmost care, cleaning
tho mechanism of the breech loaders. Ho hud
a namo for each gun. One a doublo four
bore belonging to Sir Henry was the Thun
derer; another, my 500 Express, which had a
jxsculiarly sharp report, was "tho little ono
who spoko liko a whip;" tho Winchester re
lators "tho women, who talked so fast that
you could not tell ono word from another;"
tho six Martins wero "tho common people;"
and so on with them all. It was very curious
to hear him addrassing each gun as ho cleaned
it, as though it were an individual, and in a
vein of tho quaintest humor. Ho did tho
same with hid battleax, which he seemed to
look upon as an intimate friend, and to which
ho would at times talk by tho hour, going
over all his old adventures with it and
dreadful enough some of them were. By a
piece of grim humor ho had named this ax
"Inkosi-koas," which is tho Zulu word for
chief tainess. For a long while I could not
inako out why he gave itsuch a name, and at
last I asked him, when he inf ormed me thut the
ax was evidently feminine, because of her
womanly habit of prying very deep into
things, and that she was clearly a chief taincss
because all men fell down before her, struck
dumb at the sight of' her beauty and power.
In the samo way ho would consult "Inkosi
koas" if in any dilemma; and when I asked
him why he did so, ho informed mo it was
because sho must needs bo wiso, having
"looked into so many people's brains."
I took up the ax and closely examined this
formidable weapon. It was, as I havo said,
of tho nature of a poleax. The haft, made
out of an enormous rhinoceros horn, was
three feet threo inches long, about an inch
and a quarter thick, and with a knob at the
end as largo as a Malteso orange, left there to
prevent tho hand from slipping. This horn
haft, though so massive, was as flexible as
cane, and practically unbreakable; but, to
mako assurance double sure, It was whipped
round at intervals of a few inches with copper
wire all the parts whero tho hand gripe
being thus treated. Just above whero the
haft entered tho head were scored a number
of little nicks, each nick representing a man
killed in battle with tho weapon. Tho ax it
self was made of the most beautiful steel, and
apparently of European manufacture, though
Umslopogaas did not know where it camo
from, having taken it from tho hand of a
chief ho had lulled in battle many years be
fore. It was not very heavy, tho head weigh
ing two and a half pounds, as nearly as I
could judge. Tho cutting part was slightly
concave in shape not convex, as is generally
tho case with savago battleaxes and sharp
as a razor, measuring five and three-quarter
inches across the widest part. From tho back
of tho ax sprang a stout spiko four inches
long, for the last two of which it was hollow,
and shaped like a leather punch, with an
opening for anything forced into tho hollow
at tho punch end to be pushed out above in
fact, in this respect it exactly resembled a
butcher's poleax. It was with this punch
end, as we afterward discovered, that Um
slopogaas usually struck when fighting, driv
ing a neat round hole in his adversary's skull,
and only using the broad, cutting edge for a
circular sweep, or sometimes in a melee. I
think he considered the punch a neater and
more sportsmanlike tool, and it was for hi3
habit of pecking at his enemy with it that ho
got his name of "Woodpecker." Certainly in
his hands it was a terribly efficient ono.
Such was Umslopogaas' ax, Inkosi-kaos,
tho most remarkable and fatal hand to hand
weapon that I ever saw, and ono that ho
cherished as much as his own life. It
scarcely ever left his hand except when he
was eating, and then he always sat with it
under his leg.
Just as I returned his ax to Umslopogaas
Miss Flossie came up and took mo off to see
her collection of flowers, African liliums and
blooming shrubs, some of which aro very
beautiful, many of the varieties being quite
unknown to me, and also, I believe, to
botanical science. I asked her if sho had
ever seen or heard of the Goja lily, which
central African explorers havo told mo they
have occasionally met with, and whose won
derful loveliness has filled them with astonish
ment This lily, which the natives say
blooms only once in ten years, flourishes in
the most arid soiL
To my great delight Miss Flossie told me
that sho knew the flower well, and had tried
to grow it in her garden, but without suc
cess, adding, however, that as it should bo ia
bloom at this time of year, she thought that
sho could procure mo a specimen.
After that I fell to asking her if she was
not lonely up here among all these savago
people, and without any companions of her
"Lonely?" sho said. "Oh, indeed no! Iam
as happy as the day is long, and besides I have
my own companions."
"And are you never afraid among all these
"Afraid? Oh, no I they never interfere
with me. I think they believe that I am
'Ngai' " (of the Divinity), "because I am so
white and have fair hair. And look here,"
and diving her little hand into the bodice of
her dress she produced a double barreled,
nickel plated Derringer. "I always carry
that loaded, and if anybody tried to touch
me I should shoot him. Once I shot a leopard
that jumped upon my donkey as I was riding
along. It frightened me very much, but I
shot it in the ear and it fell dead, and I have
its skin upon my bed.
Just then the spies whom our host had sent
out in tho morning to find out if there were
any traces of our Masai friends about re
turned, and reported that the country liad
been scoured for fifteen miles round without
a single Elmoran being seen, and that they
believed that those gentry had given up the
pursuit and returned whefice they came. Mr.
Mackenzie gave a sigh of relief when he heard
this, and so indeed did we, for wo had had
quite enough of the Masai to last us for some
time. Indeed, the general opinion was, that
finding we had reached the mission station in
safety, they had, knowing its strength, given
up the pursuit of us as a bad job. How ill
judged that view was the sequel will show.
After the spies had gone, and Mrs. Mac
kenzie and Flossie had retired for night,
Alphonse, the little Frenchman, camo out,
and Sir Henry, who is a very good French
scholar, got him to tell us how he camo to
visit Central Africa, which he did in a most
extraordinary lingo, that for the most part I
shall not attempt to reproduce.
"My grandfather," he began, "was a soldier
of the guard, and served under Kapoleon.
He was in the retreat from Moscow, and
lived for ten days on his own leggings and a
pair he stole from a comrade. He used to
get drunk he died drunk, and I remember
playing at drums on his coffin. My father"
Here we suggested that he might skip his
ancestry and come to the point
"Bien, messieurs!" replied this comical lit
tle man, with a polite bow. "I did only wiih
to demonstrate that the military principle is
not hereditary. My grandfather was a splen
did man, six feet two high, broad In propor
tion, a swallowerof firo and gaiters. Also he
was remarkable for Lin mustache. To mo
there remains tho mustache and nothing
"I um, messieurs, a cook, and I was born
at Marseilles. In that dear town I spent my
happy youth. lor years and years I
washed the dishes at the Hotel Continental.
Ah, those wero golden days!" and he sighed.
"I am a Frenchman. Need I say, messieurs,
that I admiro beauty? Nay, I adore tho fair.
Messieurs, wo admiro all tho roses in a gar
den, but we pluck ono. I plucked one, and
alas, messieurs, it pricked my finger. Sho
was a chambermaid, hor name Annette, her
figure ravishing, her face an angel's, her
heart alas, me-sieurs, that I should havo to
own it black and slippery as a patent leather
boot I loved to desperation, I adored hor to
despair. She transported me in every sense;
sho inspired mo. Never have I cooked as I
cooked (for I had leen promoted at tho hotel)
when Annette, my adorod Annette, smiled on
ma. Never" and hero his manly voice broke
into a sob "never shall I cook so well again."
Here ho molted into tears.
"I always carry that loaded."
"Come, cheer upl" said Sir Henry in
French, smacking him smartly on tho back.
"Thero's no knowing what may happen, you
know. To judge from your dinner today, I
should say you were in a fair way to recov
ery." Alphonse stopped weeping', and'eommenced
to rub his back. "Monsieur," ho said, "doubt
less means to console, but his hand is heavy.
To continue: We loved, and were happy in
each other's love, Tho birds in their little
nest could not bo happier than Alphonse and
his Annette. Then came the blow sapristi
when I think of it Messieurs will forgive if
I wipe away a tear. Mine was an evil num
ber; I was drawn for tho conscription. For
tune would bo avenged on mo for having won
the heart of Annette.
"The evil moment camo; I had to go. I
tried to run away, but I was caught by bru
tal soldiers, and they banged mo with the
butt end of muskets till my mustaches curled
with pain. I had a cousin, a linen draper,
well to do but very ugly. Ho had drawn a
good number, and sympathized when they
thumped me. 'To thee, my cousin,' I said,
'to thee, in whoso veins flows tho blue blood
of our heroic grandparent, to thee I consign
Annette. Watch over her while I hunt for
glory on the bloody field !'
" 'Make your mind easy,' said he; 'I wilL'
As the sequel shows, ho did!
"I went. I lived in barracks on black
soup. I am a refined man and a poet by
nature, and I suffered tortures from the
coarse horror of my surroundings. Thero
was a drill sergeant, and ho had a cano. Ah,
that cano, how it curled I Alas, never can I
"Ono morning came the news: my bat
talion was ordered to Tonquin. The drill
sergeant and tho other coai-so monsters re
joiced. I I made inquiries about Tonquin.
They wore not satisfactory. In Tonquin are
savage Chinese who rip you open. My artis
tic tastes for I am also an artist recoiled
from tho idea of being ripped open. Tho
great man makes up his mind quickly. I
uiado up my mind. I determined not to be
ripped open. I deserted.
"I reached Marseilles disguised as an old
man. I went to the house of my cousin ho
in whom runs my grandfather's heroic blood
and there sat Annette. It was the season
of cherries. They took a doublo stalk. At
each end was a cherry. My cousin put ono
into his mouth, Annette put the other in hers.
Then they drew tho stalk3 in till their lips
met and alas, alas that I should havo to say
it! they kissed. The game was a pretty one,
but it filled me with fury. The heroic blood
of my grandfather boiled up In me. I rushed
into the kitchen. I struck my cousin with
tho old man's crutch. Ho fell I had slain
him. Alas, I believe that I did slay him.
Annette screamed. The gendarmes came. I
fled. I reached the harbor. I hid aboard a
vessel. The vessel put to sea. The captain
found mo and beat me. Ho took an oppor
tunity, ne posted a letter from a foreign
port to the public. Ho did not put me ashore
because I cooKed so well. I cooked for him
all the way to Zanzibar. When I asked for
payment ho kicked me. Tho blood of my
heroic grandfather boiled within me, and I
shook my fist in his face and vowed to have
my revenge. Ho kicked me again. At Zan
zibar there was a telegram. I cursed tho
man who invented telegraphs. Now I curse
him again. I was to bo arrested for deser
tion, for murder, and que sais je? I escaped
from the prison. I fled, I starved. I met tho
men of Monsieur la Cure. They brought me
here. I am hero full of woe. But I return
not to France. Better to risk my life in these
horrible places than to know tho Bagno."
He paused, and we nearly choked with
laughter, having to turn cHir faces away.
"Ah! you weep, messieurs," ho said. ''No
wonder it is a sad story."
"Perhaps," said Sir Henry, "tho heroic
blood of your grandparent will triumph
after all; perhaps you will still be great At
any rate we shall see. And now I vote we
go to bed. I am dead tired, and we had not
much sleep on that confounded rock last
And so we did, and very strange the tidy
rooms and clean white sheets seemed to as
after our recent experiences.
T7M3LOPOGAA3 MAKES A. PROXISE.
Next morning at breakfast I missed Flossie,
and asked where she was.
"Well," said her mother, "when I got up
this morning I found a note' put outside my
door, in which But here it i you can
read it for yourself," and she gave me the
slip of paper, on which the following was
"Dearest M . It is just dawn, and I
am off to the hills to get Mr. Q a bloom
of tho lily ho wants, so don't expect me till
you see me. I have taken the white donkey,
and nurse and a couple o boys are coming
with me also something to eat, as I may be
away all day, for I am determined to get the
lily.if I have to go twenty miles for it .
"I hope, she will be all right," I said, a
little anxiously. "1 never meant her to
trouble after the flower."
"Ah, Flossio con look after herself." said
her mother; "she often go-off in this way
liko a truo child of the wilderness." But Mr.
Mackenzie, who camo in just then mid saw
tho note for tho first time, looked rather
grave, though ho said nothing.
After breakfast was over I took him aside
and asked him if it would not lx? possible to
send after tho girl and get her buck, having
in view tho possibility of thero still being
sorno Masui hanging about, at whoso hands
sho might come to harm.
"I fear it would le of no use," he answered.
"Sho may bo fifteen miles off by now, and it
is inipossiblu to tsuy what path she has taken,
Thero aro tho hills;" and he pointed to a long
range of rising ground stretching almost par
allel with tho cour.-e followed by tho river
Tana, but gradually sloping down to a dense
bush clad plain about livo miles short of tho
Hero I suggested that we might get up tho
great tree over tho houso and search tho
country round with a spyglass; and thi3,
after Mr. Mackenzie had given somo orders
to his people to try and follow Flossie's bpoor,
Tho ascent of the mighty tree was rather
a jumpy performance, evon with a sound
ropo ladder fixed ut both ends to climb up, at
least to a landsman; but Good camo up liko a
On reaching tho height nt which tho first
fern shaped boughs sprung from tho bolo, wo
stepped without tiny diiDoulty upon a plat
form made of boards, nailed from ono bough
to another, and largo enough to uccouwioduto
a dozen people.
But look as wo would, wo could see no
signs of Flossio and her donkey, so ut last
had to corao down disappointed. On reach
ing tho veranda I found Umslopogaas sitting
there, slowly and lightly sharpening his ax
with a small whetstono ho always carried
"What doest thou, Uinslopogaasf I asked.
"I smoll blood," was tho answer; and I
could get no moro out of him.
After dinner wo again went up tho treo
and searched the surrounding country with a
spy glass, but without result.
Shortly after tho people whom Mr. Mac
kenzie had sent out to search for Flossio
returned, stating that they had followed tho
spoor of the donkey tor a couple of miles, and
had then lost it on somo st ony ground, nor
could they discover it again. They had,
however, scoured tho country far and wide,
but without success.
After this tho afternoon woro drearily on,
and toward evening, there still being no signs
of Flossie, our anxiety grew very keen. As
for tho poor mother, sho was quita prostrated
by her fears, and no wonder, but the father
kept his head, wonderfully well. Everything
that could, bo dono was dons; peoplo wero
sent out in all directions, shots were fired,
and a continuous outlook kept from tho
great tree, but without avail.
And then at last it grew dark, and stOl no
sign of fair haired little Flossie.
At 8 o'clock wo hud supper. It was but a
sorrowful meal, and Mrs. Mackenzie did not
appear at it. We three also were very silent,
for in addition to our natural anxiety as to
the fate of the child wo were weighed down
by tho sense that we had brought this trouble
on the head of our kind host. When supper
was nearly at an end I made an excuse to
leave tho tablo. I wanted to got outsido and
think tho situation over. I went on to tho
veranda, and having lit my pipe sat down
on a seat about a dozen feet from the right
hand end of tho structure, which was, as tho
reader may remember, exactly opposite ono
of tho narrow doors of the protecting wall
that inclosed tho house and flower garden.
I had been sitting thero perhaps six or seven
minutes when I thought I heard tho door
move. I looked in that direction and listened,
but being unable to make out anything con
cluded that I must havo been mistaken. It
was a darkish night, tho moon not having yet
Another niinuto passed, when suddenly
something round fell with a soft but heavy
thud upon the stone flooring of tho veranda
and came bounding and rolling past me. For
a moment I did not rise, but sat wondering
what it could be. Finally I concluded it
must have been an animal. Just then, how
ever, another idea struck me, aud I got up
quick enough. Tho thing lay quite still a
few feet beyond me. I put down my hands
towards it and it did not move ; clearly it was
not an animal. My hand touched it. It was
soft and warm and heavy. Hurriedly I
lifted it and held it up against the faint star
light It was a newly severed human head.
I am an old hand and not easily upset, but
I own that that ghastly sight mado mo feel
sick. How had tho thing como there? Whose
was it? I put it down and ran to the little
door way. I could see nothing, hear nobody.
I was about to go out into tho darkness ba
yond, but remembering that to do so was to
expose myself to tho risk of being stabbed,
I drew back, shut the door, and bolted it.
Then I returned to tho veranda, and in as
careless a voice as I could command, called
Curtia. I fear, however, that my tones must
havo betrayed me, for not only Sir Henry
but also Good and Mackenzie roso from the
tablo and came hurrying out
"What is itf" said tho clergyman, anx
iously. Then I had to tell them.
Mr. Mackenzie turned palo as death under
his red skin. We wero standing opposite tho
hall door, and there was a light ia it so that
I could see. Ho snatched tho head up by tho
hair and held it in tho light
"It is tho head of one of the men who ac
companied Flossie," ho said, with a gasp.
"Thank God. it is not hers!"
Wo all stood and stared at each other
aghast What was to bo done?
Just then there was a knocking at tho door
that I had bolted, and a voico cried, ''Open,
my father, open I"
The door was unlocked and in fi3d a terri
fied man. Ho was ono of the spies who bad
been sent out,
"My father," he cried, "tho Masai aro on
us! A great body of them have passed
round tho hill and are moving toward tho
old stono kraal down by tho littio stream.
My father, make strong thy heart! In the
midst of them I saw the whito as-;, n:id cu it
sat tho Wateriily" (Flossie). "An Eimoran"
(young warrior) "led tho ass, and by its side
walked tho nurse, weeping. Tho men who
went with her in the morning I saw not"
"Was t'ie child alive?" asked Mr. Macken
"She was as white as the snow, but well,
my father. They passed quite close to me,
and looking lip from where I lay hid, I saw
her face against the sky."
"God help her and usf' groaned the clergy
"How many are there of them?" I asked.
"More than two hundred two hundred and
half a hundred."
Once more we looked one on the other.
What was to be done? Just then there rose a
loud, insistent cry outside tho walL
"Open the door, whito man! open tho door I
A herald a herald to speak with thee." Thus
cried the voice.
Umslopogaas ran to the wall, and reaching
with his long arms to the coping, lifted his
head above it and gazed over.
"I see but one man," he said. "He is armed
and carries a basket in his hand."
"Open the door," I said. "Umslopogaas,
take thine ax and stand thereby. Let one
man pass. If another follow, slay.1
The door was unbarred. In the shadow of
the wall stood Umslopopons, his ax raise!
alove his head to fstrik. Just then tho moon
onmo out Thero was n moment' pans-, and
then in stalked u Musai 12!iiior;i!i, clad i:i tho
full war panoply that I Imvo already do
scribed, but bearing a largo basket in his
hand. Tho moon shone bright uiii his great
fcpear as ho walked. He was physically a
splendid man, apparently about thirl y-llvo
years of age. Indeed, none of tuo Masai that
I ewr wuni nnilwr tiix feet hirh. tl.oilirh luostlv
quite youn. When he out ojmosit" to us
lie linltcd, put 1 own the Imskit and
struck the spike of his spc:tr into the
ground, so Unit it stood upright.
To be continued.)
A disordered condition of the stomach,
or miliaria in the system will produce sick
head ache, you can remove this trouMo
by taking Dr. J. 11. McL can's Little Liver
and Kidney Pellets. 2.1 cents per via!.
PURE : CRED
Silver Penciled Hamburgs,
B, B. Red Game Bantum,
S. C. Brown Leghorns,
EGGS FOR HATCHING.
5?" Write for Prices.
K001T & ROBERTS,
GKEKXWOOD, : : NLIJUA.VKA.
k2u tiiM mtia
Preservation ef natural teeth ;i KjiM-ialty.
Tcelh extracted without ;nhi bj un uf jMtujhtinj
All work warranted. Prices reasonuMe.
FlTZfiKRALD Hl.OCK. PlATTSMOUTII.NKII.
0 t f I I can live at home anil make more
If fl I I I '""Hey at work for us than at anv-
not needed ; you are started free.
Moth sexes : all ares. Any one ran
do the work. I.aru'e earninir- sure
from Urst start. Costlv out tils and
terms free. Better not delay. Costs you noth
ing to feud tin your address and find out ; and
if you are wise you will do so at onco. Address
11. Hallrit & co., Portland, Maine. SGlv
After 'Diligent Search 1ms at
jC'-.y.' -- -v
V- : t
I'ubhc will not be greatly surprUed to know that
it was found at the Larr''e
Where courteous treatment,
cent htock of Goods to select from are
responsible for my
Rapidly lacreasmg Trade.
IT WILL BE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET
To Consult me before Buying.
UNDERTAKING AND EKBALMIHG A SPECIALTY.
CORNER MAIN AND SIXTH,
Will keo; eon?t:m:ly on hand a full and complete -lock of p.i.e-
ryes end Medicines, Paints, Oils
"Wall I'liiH't ami a. Fall Xine of
PURE LIQUOR S.
jurist 11 :--.
Szk- JL?A ILE-fcL 2
rb.Vf iSMOiiTM. - NKIiKAMiA.
CAPITAL STOCK PAID IN, - $50,000
Authorized Capital, $100,000.
.'i;am; CAKitLiTit. .i;s. a. onnoi?,
1'iesi l.-iit. V ie-1 rwsidr tit.
W. 11. CtSIU.NO. Cit-hu-r.
Krnirk Can-nth, J. A. Cmmor, K. IC. CtitUmnan,
J. V. J0I1111-011. Henry i;i-r-k, .lolni O'Kueftf,
V. 1). MriTiitiu, Win. W.-teiieani', W.
TrV!.:ictH a Ccm I'miMmi' I:uMlnfn. All
Who liMf any J'.;inklie, Imsiness 10 IniuMiM
are invite. I in eyll. No nis.Hi-r how
lavj;n or Mn;ill the 1 1 .u.fiirHOrt , It
vull receive our c.irehi! at tetiUon,
iintl promise jil a ays coin .
I eons tleallNeiit.
rcues Certilleates of I '.--.'fs:ts lieaiin;? lutei-net
lleyi- ami sell I'oieicn Kxelisuifce, County
;iml C'llv .seei:ii;.ieh.
Bank Cass County
C'oti.cr Miilu uihI Mijtli t-tiett.s.
Transacts a Gcnsrai Mti& ElsIus
iiiaiuisT cash ruin:,
Paid for County aud City Wursantr.
and promptly re nsltte.ii fur.
U. II. I';.ri. e!e, at j-atfunvori,
Kie .oiUr, A. I'.. Si:itli.
K. II. Windham. M. Monisoy,
James P.illeisou. Jr.
JOJIN r'ITZ!KI.M.I, ,S. VAI'l'll
HS3 T H A T J C ti A l
ok i-i-ATi'SMutiM. nkhkaska,
Oilers the very bnt facilities fort',i pruo'H
tranuetion o letrit iniit.
Storks, lioiids. ('old, (oiven.meiit and i.oro
Hecerities llouuM and Sold, I lej.osits receiv
ed and i lit crest allowed .,n time Cert iti -::tte,
liraltr ! raw n, available in any
jinrt of the Cipied .staiei- and all
he iriioip;.l town of
Collections made & promptly remitted
Highest market prices paid for Coui ty Wur
htate ai.d County liondn.
John R.Clark, 1 i:siwfc:cmrrt
H. wa")ifli. F. h. VVMt.
la:t bee n Lccafcd, and llio
square dealing and a Magnifi
PL.vTTs:ro uti i, n i: i w i as k a
j. 21. i:oin:ia.so
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