The Plattsmouth daily herald. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1883-19??, September 20, 1887, Image 3

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    THE DAILY HERALD, PLATTSMOUTir, NEBRASKA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 185..
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RECOLLECTION.
An -V.n n p'-inr, v.t ;uy of ti,. flny,
'i'-'l-' J 1-i - .'nil.! .. ntj.l .f.iys nlorrr,
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At'l '.vi-. j is !. ml.- t, i hit.k tin y i;i:ni'.l May;
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in iiinf in.; f. ;! i.n . ii t n.-uif i.f Lin-
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V.-iili.iii i:.:n'.
rts ! . ir f nil-,
l-. .iuiii'm r sli.r.v.-l i,
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nt r.'.iv
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i- n'l pmv '.!!, it
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KXWO.YS VMItSIOX.
v,e ii.ni it rii.i-.;!i, y
yc.-iis. W'f v.i re N'c.v
'My ami 1, fur fivo
rlj i inh-rs, l.i.l h i.f
us; lint I h.-..i c,::c wi -t i-ars I i fun- whi-n
I v..iii'I iniii Ii im.n than a Imv, to ji-I. riil
-r ! !.::!? fcv r. I 1 1 -- . I u, h.r. -(. , ry
f .-i;: .', :m 1 f i.-s !r- I he fall 1, -.vi 11
thrown in. I li'ithil:;; but. n,y v.i
handl to .'i.'lit. wit ! i ; 1 ill. a ; .soon as I'll
made ;i In .I'liir.r :i oai-, of courso
I v.i-!;t I -vi k f,,r y.
And tin ii, n.i I h.-iiil, for live ye-ar.! wis
had i: riiif ii.
In tin- liivl ji K ". v.i- wen' biirnid out
i;i the town and la v; r :;avid ;i ( hing but
the floihis w u
'1'iii'ii v i ; a r! .
(".' i v.i, civ l.'-il v, ; c!n-;i!., ii
1 . I us if I.: nl v:i.t!; mi: M cuimt. fur
f iil:,ii i.li ;. ') ii.il i f iii- t!:i- ! i ;di,u:S r.ui lis
nil'. . v r y..w i i - J f . . i W i ll, sir.
you n.'vcr v;n,t t . 1 i!.:it i,;mt t-i ho
liiinl i'ii ;i 1 1 i I-ii!'.': tlirf l.(,rl saw lit to
inal.c I M!j.;:.i--i.; lit- i.ii'iws what t!n-y arf;
:'iaii:' fi.r ir-.vli.il In- im-.uit l!a i:i fur I
I.iiuw tin-re's :i funil ii- .1 of talk lately
;il'ui:t: tlu-ir vi i -n.-rs. 'r!:ry"i- lnnl "cin,
sun; c-: i s : ; .li; ; : i . iv l i ilnn't i:.-c t !iin-.;s
ii:;ii 1 v.i I in;; lit to. Tliey s.-iy all
mu ral riili-s ln-iir liar.l c:i pari ic-nl;ir
l':i:M-r. J"ni nil.- of tin- part ii-nl ir c:isi-s,
r.'.-i!i.i:s. .Nnviiow, t !a v kill- '1 om- of ihc
.l i mi I in ami iuy ti-ain.
a: ..lin out on tin.- i-il.'i- of
r')out tlint as tto h.nl done nbout cvory-
tiling -Isi- tisko our :hntics.
I shaii'f fui-;;i t llntdfiy. A!onr;in t!io
i ' -! f 1 J of 1 !;.- in. .riling h jiortiii r Ik ;;an to
liimv. Jl. i!;tl i.-. snow-, nltlioituh tin- hhy
t!.i(-;:i !ii-.l ii x v.illi jr;ty, woolly looking
iu:iils, lov dor. n anil t krcal i iiiar. You
ii'-vcr f -!'. a. imi ll i i ? A wind that ut.-s
t iirui!;;li our houi-s, that !;:tclics yo;ir
In-art a:id sluji.s your lrniu; that breaks
you no !.,-! and soul. Veil don't know
a;i lliim; al:oi:t u!d t ill you've fi-lt one.
If tin i - is s.K-h a ihiii-i as a fro.i-u
ii.i! roiiii; from. It
iio-t c old, and all tlic
ir: I -1-1 1 . 1 1 ivjiom let l..o--, yt'llinv; liiid
tl-iin. :. !.!:.; ii;) in tin- awful clupl incss
ovi-r ;,u;ir kca.l and roii;id you.
1 .o i- 1 in- prair'.-:.:' 'i-ll, ymi e-au lovo
li.'lii a ;;... d di al ht-tlrr on paper than
i'i-;. whi le i l. e. liut there's an uwftil fas
ein liio.-i al.i hi t t hem, somehow. It's like
l! eM- i. A man that's rot Ids living out
of i'ii ;n f..r ten j oars Is litf.:r not hinn els-;
i:i '. il s v. o; !d. I le ean't ('( a;i-. Jle's
fi":iii-d for everyt hi:;-.; else undi-r heaven.
Ill 's .'nl, tu li;ivi- the sky and Jl c hauee to
l.:e:. the. It's ah-.iit a.11 there is to fct,
li:-ll'T than he e;inliae anywliere el-e;
hi.l. it's ti Mii-e fai t (hat. so much he's ("t
to h.-'.ve whaiever else )' t i II I). It's like
a pu.-tii, may I : -I ain't i:i:ch on rhyme"
i !-.': i ! i-; i ; n u; ai r.'s-s IIh-iii in w.iriu
v. -.-: her; le.. . es fresh and wt-11 fed,
v.-it !i a h .c I !!. aud soring vd'.x for
caMjiiii'c an d a supply wav-ci wilh evcry
i ! . : i c "ii ea a I ! in i: of hut ice, and may Iks
tiial;;.ii v. mil u-riiiple with summer
f;f' en; t !'( : uiith wind :t:r.:.-iii like a
u dm 1 1 he ! y I line ate I si. ft and
a;, up lo the :(.;: S w!:iii-throne,
iliiu-. To '.o trailing aim:;,
1 i at mi' ! Ii;; ! f 1 :;:- ed, ii;ili!e'
v.;1 ;.iu throii-.-h .-luir.h; up to the
or mi r lr-.e.i ruis lir:l wrin-.c t- erv
w.i riu
iiiviiil
That ';
hor.
ii.-;
holt in
h-.!v.
ic( rn in.
l.r I
rent
e v i
t in-
I Mi
e i i :
m. ii
a:t I
il.sv
ke s..:::e; .
, 1 hiir.;; wit
all .".'.lit I hat
i'l to"
i the
iifiii'.
in -j- i:
i eo
i it e
nil.
kh.d t!i.-t
; .wiping and
r t hint:, and
r-riiidivn ther
dint
and
-tin1 tru'l, 'i years old;
-i i.t of I he cai in
. er ii till t his day.
w head of ca! i 1-j cheap
a year v:u lived m a
and di i int; our cat tin
Vou don't know what
f. -r a woiu.-in, t.-iku it
J., r ri ;'it iii fall
I'.i. .liy ha ui't t;. .t i
i pir.ki-.i uu a f.
that fa!!, and foi
Wiit'oii, cai.ipint;
iir-ri is-; t he ra n-.-es.
thill life Means
juon'.h in and immtii out. Cook!:;; over
.". 1:1111:1 lire, and rnueh of i-n 1 !iin ; t;
cook, iinyh'iw; ciolhe; wet half the i in ;;
uevi r w:'"ia in wilder nor cool in Miin
ltter, and never clean, 'ili.it ye.ir the
l.oy di -d snakelii! . W'e v.a re . o f::r from
il set '. ielU'-U i ; ii.it w e couldn't .;ct a diictor,
and we buried !il;u our.-.-lves.
V.'e ;ot ii.'ei ;i ca' d:i iu tin fall. 1'otir
of lis. (mi-!i one poot'er I 11:1:1 t in. otiieis,
timk a sccti-.a of .: -.rnt.ieut lan-l. V.'e
5i;id our U'-'ins and our licalt ii, and w e
Wi'i'i d' n t ' 1 b. d rock : n'-t i iucii of any
1 hin-.c t !.-e .-.u-l e i r ! !i iut; 10 triin. ,V
man will v.oiw iniil.-r 1:1 ii circumstiM'.fTs,
you'll liliil. Ihilit. ill thelui.iuieol ti:e
adjoin'u : coriu-is of our oauruis, and so
J. id a
-lid it
v
su't ?j;et. t-i!l;ed rdioiii.
1 don't reiuoinbcr t!:.-f
's iiew.-p.'.tH-rs ;i h;df
luiieii. l'i r'i: us
ii I-.': 1 in last winter
ilo,-,-:i 1 ire s or so two la.niiies f roxeti i n a
"Vas noi iie r, horses, dojs and all, just
as t key stood..
That m'v.!ii, we went brio enmp ten miles
f:-,..!i home. There was a ravine and
plenty of brush, and the hordes were
ready to dr.-p in their tracks, and that
hist ten r.iih-s was one of tiie thintcs that,
couldn't be done. Ho wo ;.,ot our lire
made and our horses fed and sheltered as
well as wt could, and put some heart info
ourselves with buii'ulo .steak and hot cof
fee, and the
k Ives ink 1 1
'stand tru.:;-.
rest of them packed t!
e a:u,.i:i. :-'onic one ha . i :
iiid keep the Cres going, and
I tin k i in- i-,-;tt.
' - ' ' Thorp as a
....... .. . : mils,
i ;;ray LI:id of lihtover every-
it
. ie
1
little setll.
for tl'.e l:
fii.-K.'o "ii di'i'-;'i:
in t?-l. o-.'er i:i
M'iity v.-civ ; ii X.'
ili-r and spare, be.
j'lyi.ioutii 1: f!;
Nov. r a w hi'n;
one i .f I 1. t In
mid i'ro' k in the cr.e.
'.Uv.'. s earn br, r. 1 a
two iu iiuv of i'.e s
ut i.f our o 11. V"c
jf the women, for it
siht of travel for i.-i
.;uoui--h I
and it in;:
tiling. Vi e eri
c.iiiyoa that ran e;ist
wind ditl not 1v1.l1 us.
s: re :u- d over our heat
u
f". till' llllllOUl ttf !1 ll--
!ind West, and the
It screeched and
S and ihrou';!i it;
si ! 1
is
ours.
t'liuu'jrh
rie chic;
one 11: u
ward . !
Liter ;.v.
-iul a
e:i.: 1
. 1 r. iu
i:i'.r w ;..
.;o i;e
. I iuee
ud-er,
lie-WU
- . 1 '
I.. 11
had quail ;u:d
chicken a id ,:;:.'
?iiii-ti J cot. Id re;..
Si't" ynl her bui
pktte awr.y a:; 1
Ibol: .Vol r:;.
live days. r :'. ::
d:iy. but even
nostrils en i ' -.-1..;-.
knew the lii i-le.
It ri-iily be-;.-.!' to h-. !:
louched butto:::. Thut in
got our crops in e-iru 1;.:
siinshine :s!id hot weather
course of the day.
n-.;ki'id women, .' e u-
ciear t uro::-.;n.
I-i i t i ...d sti .-k.
r ;:. col:-: ! 'i;:t o:!l of
: 1 wa-n't a sef
.d: and i: there was
:il 1 ' li'.'e e'i-1-':.. for
'..ouies i! ,.a-u"i iu
1 !....u:. :i. w e li::d .'.am.j
air'.- ei-iekens. 'l'rai-
i :i' l be hired to touch
r on.' day alom: t.-
:!ystru- i:. We had
c iicRi-ri, )r:n;aL'
times a day 1 vef
it seemed ti ir.e.
r.n i pit'-ii.d her
toted. 1 ::t of the
11 ir two days, m -r
h'vs nur tv.entv
:i i'. e'.: : ' out :M umr
I.'ioIUi. UUiO VOU." Idollv"
a land of moanintr mar, it-;
. e were ;iu t!ie bottom of a lido as deep
the s:ar are liitrh. 1 trot to thinkim-'
tib.iui old ti;.-. s away bat k, of one Sun
day iii;iif just before ve were married. I
had !:..ni; e.i.-L a little .sooner than we ex-I'cc-K'
1, and h-i ! to wtiit for her things to
We went to church, that
1, crisp still id rht it was,
; rh runners squcake-i on thi
mooid: ;ht trr.ced the shau
i .1 on tiie v. h'te !-round 11s if
:'. put in bha-k dr;uvintr. Tl:e
iv-.iTt ;:nd bri ght ;iid they
: d r.vn tiie Clifiii' n:as jrreeii.;
f.v,; : fu'lof thesmellof thfJ.r
h.'ui:tin-;s!!'i-l!, that scerusas
ouiehov." from a world before
m 1 t ill re .
if
a
be !i':i-hed.
j;'j;ht. A ke
v.-ht-r: the sk-i
M'.i.v and t ! :
ov.s i f the e!
tlr.-y had b;.j?
chu.T-i was
l.-i i.fi take::
yi . . so 1 ae ;
that spicy
it' ii came :
irs
.1
nee I h.d sinellcd it, and I
to the music and looked
with their comfortable
that were cheerful, not
ed v, hh care and weather.
as if wo had
y.t !-pr!n: e
by, rain and
ill jr. 1 riuht;
find now and then v.'e would hear a lauvh
from the hoti-A --
But (ho d;:y the !;r::-:e--pers c:mc
Ihere was rsi-i'.ay little hiiv.diiu,; done.
Claj ton e.ni-.e in v. here I vvr.s uikiruc J:'.y
noon smoke ,-i!':'. kind of dropped li.i.va in
a chair by the iloor, as if ho couldu t yet
anv fi-.rtlu-r.
"iLoituta
of jra- p.
What?"
was a:ii
(.'r.-t
lie said, with a
" I said,
er iund o
. .o-.el'i:"
ind
but ii
It seems he had been
th re tkiy
Uot k'iOV
I)
or
there before.
I r.r.t out, pud
were, co!r.;.:;( u.;
low kii-.d of c1 it..!
two it w.".s like
storui. Vv'e tried
and hot wai .
hour. All d;
horrible crackiu: a:id 1 raunckin::, and
wlien tkey te 't t i.roii,h it look'. 1 as if a
fire had irone o i us. Not a trreen (lunt;
left, and the corn sl.dks yuav.eii down to
StlU'UKS.
sure on-.
!:. ir. -t
And iu
eint: oiit iu alive kail
to littht the;, 1 with lire
b:;t we tr.ive it up in an
e sr.t and li.--ien.-l to th:;t
Wi
ue
!-l a c noueil of
it -was that v.'e di
town the r.".t 1".:
it. It didn't 1.:;'.
we tcot the price 1
of us were to v. . ;
and dim Ok:
the women.
der tiir.t su:;!:"--use
v.-iili sko. .-'
keep tke"i in sup
after alk iid; ;
And 1 hey v.
The coal e .::.p:tn:
real Ci Id v. . u-.v
bi.u load f ci-.'.i:
ever for our I
called aiu-ther o
Aloni; i:i X vi "
vho:i t!u v v.e'.o 1
the si-le wltcre tiu ;
piv!!!; ni':;:;:- wt
hunt. Ther j was
it wre for ;i '.' '
rnotyii t k p i'.i.
time we tii e.'..:.; v.
t:s rielt
- 1 -
:uc iii ;
i w-, at
had t
r ;.i:d
:.:-.d
mi .:;
war. Tl-eendof
r stock into the
tV mil; s, mid r-oivl
but m least
Then tr.ive
1:0 CUI
b;.
-i:
pi
o s'. ;v V
tracked iu.ssh.
was i t r
Pick. W.
and it !.;
: k-ie be
; Ii
1
1.1-
. r.iorial
wire to
:.- I :s if.
:i v,-.v.ve.
.1
i-oi):
late::
'i'l.-:
Know
to
ut ;:s tue
"e tt-- k b.-c - a
o culy pay ve
ill's wcrk, a::d
:.vu t the ti::ie
-riving on
huibdj
i . t. u.eh as
i:;s. a-.d fuel
it-il bv ti;;it
b. ..:::i n-:ai:i.
1 1 v. a.-. vi
sat au-1 li.--tci
;.t the reo'de,
ci-.-kiu: ::::! b:
worn and. writ:!
iolly was an awfidly prei
days: ;:!! piuk and whit
lo.--.--:a, so?: hny. A:td ih.rhtinr to ket-u
awake out there in ti:e heart of a Kansas
prairie. ! ,ot to thinking about her as she
was then .-.nd how she h:;d catingcd. Skill
t'ne color of t tinned leather now, and that
wild, hungry look in her blue eyes, as if
thev w ere alw:: vs stariu into the d.ark for
y ?-cirl in those
like an apple
so;
of
v. a
t!u
iir,.; t'.iin- ir:h;ened
.-r. And both
children
t';: nine
ie: noth
ii- li:::t 1
r.i ii ti-ey
dead.
id not even a snrav
he h'A ed so. nor a bread h of
vi tun a dirt il .or and log
d a.li i l;:t. svr.s expected of
SoiUeb
bluH'.
What cut
'Ik-r :
'1 'loved
-pt tiie weather out.
ky haik-d over the ton of
ip's that:"
:id. mai-ps.
il A.'iiS''-
5 1
.scrarubliTit; dnwui
ihe i ks of tlu gv.l.-h o:i ids sure footed
tuT.ie --y n. ilenyouy News f r you. A
:r r- tea ik:ys oh? Ail
v.v;l vt-'terdav inofiiuic." .
:.-cd th-eniselve
an-
sleepily,
i est"' our
u.i i up i u Vi
hiii:ds d 'in.:.
The rest
lie had trot o,f the? trail.
3'uu:ke had struck for it. We knew and
he l.u;".v that the chances were that it
saved ids lif-.-; but he swvillcv.vl hk; caf
kc a: id smoked his pipe au.1 ttirned in
with the re-t as if gating L-st in a
nor: her was one of the things that hap
pened, i-i course, to every man.
.n I
. - T
:;:t
:iu tli'HiL
ie..! riaiii.-on.
;i while
iind
I said to him;
'Vou take my turn,'
I r. ?": :!. ..mie.-'
"Not ; brute tluit will travel."
'I'll do my own travelin:: on fiiot."
"You'll j.-.tss in your checks before
tnoruir ''
j.'o. the wind Is at my back; no fords;
I'll keep --.ire;;" ;;ild I Went.
Wen;: half ranidnc, with the wind
on till I was ready to dtv.p.
i.r:v:
Once
dr::-;.
jjo ;d
I
:.ve our luer.t lor tue rest
It
ollt
Anvwa.v. we d
of Use w int er.
Well, i!"s no i:se to
wr.sn't a rdc-t-ant trip
for the f.r.i or kilku.
iii-I.t. :-.! ro!e :::-.'. shut
liy d-'.y. and did tie.
to death: tin I w-- u'-.i b.i
plain-- ah in D- .-.:.;'.
I wau'eii ; ) pr.-ii i".:n
luit ti.e l.orres v. ere 1
the r.e t day, ;.f; . r we
ve j'.ist cr.iv.k'd ttk-r. :.
a word strice we started". a; -I I wrs tvity
nnTzious Molly was nut w-.Il v.d .u I left
lier: but there was no choice rbout it. I
had to ga; the wciti -:! were with l.er, and
there wa a d't-ctor in the town, and Oi.-.v-
T- over t".
We -el i
We c:n: :p.-1 out r.t !
: r.ud d:-s vdi .-.-;'.::-.e j
ve re t rnito fr f-:'.e
ek r.ualu on to tiie j
r. i
.: rh r.r.d -ret home.
ay el out; ard rdl
f k the lev.d. i
."e h.-. 1 heard
ten att.i J,-.v there with tke wrnu
:'.g ani tetsrhi at mo till I began to
sk epy, ;;::u ihe:i I Lad to get up and
e:td u-ain.
I'eil aus you never tried erossi:u: a
prui":e ni!.::! witiiout a trail to follow.
lt'.i a cu.i ious tliit;tr, one I cannot account
for: or.et'uttt itiaki.s you feci r.s if your
bony ;md r.Il j-our sc-ises were of no more
accounr than a spent cartridge. It hap
pe:ui to r:e that ni.ht, space and time
Mi-tiii'ii to avt ad mixed uy toctlicr all at
ouee var-i:. nh n.:: it fvemod to mo that I
had hejtl keepir.:;up that sort of thing for
1:-" ':rs. I f. It s i adrift somehow so hor
ribly 1. .st as if I had slipped out of my
self and was out in space without a land
iita.rk to lae.-isure anything by. I expect
you'll have to try it yourself to know
what I mean. I had no watch: there wns
no way of knowing how much time had
cone. Of all the devils that can cuter
into a nv-.n uncertainty is the worst,
l-'.very sort of a fancy came into my head.
Perhaps I did not know the route as well
ns I had thought. Terhnps I had even
passed the cabins and was going away
frtun ther.i with every step. 1 ought to
Lave reached them in three hours it the
ntir-c-t. Jt seemed to me that I had been
h tilling along for twice three hours.
Ouce i tried madly to fight hack into the
ton had u good horse, nud we Lsd to da I uiid. It wad hopeless, worse than use
less. I should drop vrith exhaustion in n
few minutes, nnd I mnst keen going
And then I found huniod gross unfler
my feet. 1 hi.-re had lx-cn a lire over the
prairie. The ground was not cold yet. A
new dread got hold ol me. Who know
w here it htnl gone or what had ?;tood in its
track;' I ran along Ktreaming somethii
prnyiii'orswcnring finite mad, 1 think,
for it lit tie, till I fell iig.iin, and the jar
: brought me to my souses.
j I had gone ovf-r the edgn of nil old buf
falo run s.coopi-d deep by the rush of sum
mer rams. I lay slid for a little while. I
must have gone to sleep, or perhaps I
fainted away. Anyway, when 1 came ti
jnys'-lf again the world was as still as tin
j gr.-ne.
i 'i he w ind had gone down, as it will
: sometimes, suddenly and entirely. Tin
I Sil.-U'-e was Iiornlile. I got fill my feet
i si ill" and benumbed. In all that gray, still.
. gba -.My space there was nothing to toll
cast ii-niii west or noun lroui boutu. I was
: lost, on the big range.
I It was still enough, but the cold was
I dan .erous. I could not slop. I must
I mo, i somewhere. I must make myself a
: purpose a purpose to keep mvself alive
; t.t least till da light came.
j I began walking; it did not matter in
; what direi t ion. If only my strength
held out till morning strength to keep
rn. tii.-'t horni.lc drowsiness. I know 1
si iimb led heavily along. I was thiukin
about .Molly and her baby; it all .scorned
like a dull dream.
And then boils began to ring; deep and
so! t and t;ir oil. 1 stopped in mv tracks
j to listen. It was the sound of bills, cer
i tain, full ;-nd sweet; and I turned and
Wont blue
every bone in your
mi'o of dead grass
od-.'e i f the w i rid,
' n ;i out of nowhere,
i ri:;d t han auv du
ly on, toiiowing tne sound as a
hound might follow a scent.
All at once I saw alight. It wasn't a
star; there wore no stars. And nobody
lived on the big range, unless some
camper was traveling about, and travelers
don't travel in the teeth of a norther.
And this light swung and waved, went
out entirely for a second or two and then
burned up again. And near or far I
could not toll, only it was a light and it
moved, and I followed it. And I could
hear tiie bells all the time.
Then, all at once, another one of Molly's
j 1 iible verses Hashed into my head; some
thing about a '-star in the oast that Went
before them till it came and stood over
the place where the young child lay."
Well. I wasn't a wise man, or I
shouldn't have got in such ti fix. 1 don't
Ihink I am an irreverent kind if a fellow,
oil her; a man could live with Molly many
years and be that. Only I was looking
for a young child too, and babies little
ones always did seoin to me near enough
to heaven to make that story about the
star reasonable enough. Anyway, there it
v.:..-, meant for mo or not, and I fol
lowed it.
More than once. I fill, but I always got
IV : ml went on. I was talking to myself
part of the time, hearing my own voice
and tlunking it was someone else's. I
lost my sense of time again, but kept on
doggedly; ami then, suddenly, the light
flashed brighter, whirled about in a wild
Burt of a way, and went out entirely.
I gave a shout and ran forward. I
thought I should ilie if I lost it. And
there I was standing on a w ide trail, w ith
a sort of square dark shape standing up
in the dimness before me, with light and
voices coming out of the chink's, nnd
sotneh'.v., tie. re was the door, and my
hand i i the kticli, 1 in another second
old i! was M"Hy Molly with a lamp
in her k ind., bending over a feeding box
made into a cradle, with a great armful
of hi'.y and a white sheepskin for a cover,
and Madison's wife kneeling on one side
and Claytoifs wife on the other, and be
yond, with the lights dashing in their
great, wandering, shining eyes, a pair of
istonished horses. Anil then there cumo
a piping cry from the feeling trough, and
I l.n.-w I had found the baby.
-lUiraed out? Yes. sir. That wns the
last thing; but they had had warning be
fore the lire came down on them, dim
Oiayfon laid taken the women and strut-'
lien. : for the big road and they took the
ih. ! shelter they came to, a stable that
had been built in the days when all the
Oalk'ornia supplies wont overland by mule
train. When the wind fell he took the
lantern and tried to find a cabin that used
to stand somewhere near, and I hud been
following him for half an hour.
Oil yes, I'm well fixed now; three thous
and head of cattle out on the Ouiinison.
And M. .liy spends her summers back
home, and she and the babies bring back
eiioutth croup and catarrh and bronchitk;
sore threat to last theni half the. next
winter. New York Independent.
THE UBIQUITOUS HEBREW.
Iievioo fur Koportiii:; .Simrtinjr Fijjnrrs.
Mr. Ik Wilkins, pressman of The Ciii
c.'i ;") Mn:l. has recently patented a device,
the practical workings of which, wo arj
credii-iy informed, have increased the extra
edition of that journal containing the re
si:U of ihe baseball matches from l,t20D to
0 .;:!d copies. A few evenings since, on
invitation, we visited its press-room, in
which are located two Presto presses,
about o:-',-.i o'clock. The jd;ites were
already on tiie cylinder, containing a de
tailed description of the match up to the
sixth inning. Iu those plates were in
serted a number of square black blocks,
with the mimes of the contesting clubs
preceding them. At the telephone, near
the presc?, was a teller, who announced
the re.-ults of each inning, received di
rectly from the ground, to the pressman
standing ready, die in hand, to impress on
the respective blocks the required ligures.
As soon lis the result of the ninth inning
wits received and the totals inserted the
machines were sot in motion, and in
twenty-two seconds from the announce
ment of. the result a paper containing an
account of the game was placed in our
hands; in less than a minute the news
boys were selling them on the street, and
before the crowds at the grounds had dis
perseel The Mail wagon was on hand to
supply the demanil fur the '"extra." In
land Printer.
riiysicians as Opium Slaves.
Many physicians become slaves to the
opium habit. A recent Austrian medical
author speaks of the incredible munlcr of
physicians who have fallen victims to it
and of the many who have only just es
capee!. A Prussian writer had sixteen
cases of morphia addiction under his
care, of which medical men formed more
than one-third. The majority of my own
patients are medical men. The physician
is fi lit to resort to the drag because hi
calling involves special inroads into his
mental and physical well being. Nearly
always, in them as in others, there is
some form of neurotic disorder. Anj
form of persistently painful disturbance
involves this risk. A medical gentleman
(a former patient of mine) says:
'I proclaim it as my sincere belief that
any physician afflicted with neurotic dis
ease of marked severity, and who lias in
his possession a hypodermic syringe and '
Mageudie's solution, is bound to become,
sooner or later, if he tampers at all with .
the potent and fascinating alleviativo. an :
opium habitue." J. U. Mnttison, M. D., j
in ine Jiocn.
Ill Ailaptah llty t. All Cllmat" nnd
('inililiiiiiv l-c. 4 I i. mill Kii-rj In ri'.
It has been frequently remarked that
tin Jewish nice has a wonderful power
i f Adaptation to all climates. J.-w.s are
found in ail parts of tin globe, and sei tn
to jkissoss a roinarkab!. fadlitv for aeuli
inutiation, oven under the most unfa
vorable circumstances. Mesopotamia is
considered tin- mother country of the
Abraliamie family, as wi ll as the cradlo
of the human race. Some years ago a
small oniony of Jews wi re found in the
imoient city of Sennar, in the voutli of
Mesopotamia, and in the ieiiutv of
ancient HabI..n. Of t he seventy fami
lies coiiipo.- ing tin colony one claimed to
lie descended from King Joachim, the
rest from tin house of l,f'vi. A colony
of Jew s appear t have sett led ill China
about the bi-dnuing of (he Third century
of t In 'hrist ian era, under the dynasty
of Han. In lT'il l-'alher ( louzani. a
1 toman ( 'at In lie mis.-iowary, found seven
families near I'ekin.
In lfisi; a Portuguese Jew of Amster
dam, named Do livi.n, discovered a sect
of Jews in (.'i ii'hin ( 'biiia. According to
a tradition preserved among them, tlii-y
were- i lesci -nd ed f n in a tribe of Jews w ho
had quitted Palestine on the destruction
of the second temple. I'roin tlu-ir loiur
residence in Cochin they had become
completely oron.oit. Huso are not the
same as the M.tlaLir Jews. The Jewish
traveler lien jamin, sometimes called ik-n-
jamin the Second, discovi red ti colony of
Jews, evidently of Persian origin, in
Hindustan. They were known as "I'aby
lonian Jews," on account of their hav
ing migrated from P;ibylonia. They ol
serve l the essential rites of Judaism, and
strictly avoided intermarriage with other
sects. In the In-ginning of the Seven
teenth century a Jewish colony settled in
ivenne, in the West Indies, one of (ho
most inhospitable climates in South
America.
Cayenne was subsequently connuercel
by- the French, who made it a ix-md set-
tlemcnt, and the Jewish colony was
forced to retire to Surinam. Notwith-
Etanding frequent persecutions, Jews are
Still feiund in Persia, more cspe-cially to
the south fif the Caspian sea. where the
soil is very fertile, but the climate very
unhealthy. I he principal city is lkd
I'li.'sh, where about ld Jewish families
reside in almost complete isolation. 'I hey
trade with their brethren in Croat Tar
tnry, and are engaged in the wool ami
siik trade or in the sale of citron. The
ioei, unco eiieir origin rroui tnu i;u.' Io
nian captivity, for, according to a, tradi
tion still possessfjd among them, their mi-
tors settled m Per.-.i-i m the id.::' ef
Nebuchadnezzar, nnd did not respond to
he appeal of Izra to return to Palestine.
Their mode of life resembles that of the
rersiiins in general. They hold the
:eurd in high esteem, and wear ! :r.
nowmg roues. liiev nn.ve several rvnn-
gogues, anet ohtruu scn.il.; of the law
rom R-igdad. The celebrated African
traveler, niungo Park, found a colony of
Jewish families in the heart of Africa.
;t Done r:u: mnej irom tne coast. It is no
doubt this j -ecu liar it y of tiie Jewish race
which niibir-od ;i 1-i-cni-li T.-riti.-.-nii """t...!!
SI , , , . , ..
c:u ueograrpny to express lite opinion
that "it is questionable whether the
crossing- of human varieties confers on
thes issue constant advantages in relation
10 me spccied; lor mo Jewir.n race seems
in a wonderful manner capable of adapt
ing itselt to every change of climate.
while others are scarcely able to boar the
lea.-d, change."
The Jew is found in every part of the
world; m .Larope, from Norway to Cib
.... 1 , r . . . i . -i
l.tiLiti, in jvinca, irom jvigiers ie tne
Cape of Croud Hope; m Asia, from
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e uiiiiu to me eaucasus; irom Julia to
Pekin. He has peopled Australia, and
has given proofs of his powers of ac
climatization under the tropics, where
people of European origin have constant
ly faded to perpetuate themselves. -Jewish
'World.
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An Eccentric Drug.
Among the standard medicines quoted
in the medical LeXiks of Nnre-inhurg of
200 years a-? are "portions of the em
balmed Lodios of man's flesh, brought
from the neighborhood of Momphis,
where there are many btxlies ihnt have
been buried for more than 1.000 yenr?,
cdled muraia, which have lxen em
balmed with costly salves and balsam:-;,
and smc-il strongly of myrrh, aloes and
other fragrant things."
The learned elociors cf France, Ger
jnany raid Italy all made great use cf
this eccontric drug, and in the Seven
teenth century grievous complaints arose
of its adulteration. M. Poinet, chief
apothecary to the French king, records
that the hir.g's physician went to Alex
andria to judge for himself in this mat
ter, and, having made friends with a
Jewish dealer in mummies, was admitted
to his storehouse, where ho saw piles of
bodies. He ashed what kind of bodies
were used and how tiiey wore prcpareel.
The Jew informed him that he took euch
of some disease or come contagion. He S fc fj
i i -i .1 :.i ii.. M f. a Sf
emuaimeu iiiem w.Ln uie sweepings 01
various old drugs, myrrh, aloes, pitch
anel gum ; wound them about with a cere
cloth and then dried them in an oven,
after which he sent them to Europe, and
marveled to see the Christians were
lovers of such lilthiness. But even this
revelation did net sufiice to put mummy
physic out of fashicm, and wo know that
Francis I, of France, always carried with
him a well filled medicine chest, of which
this was the principal ingredient. Nine
teenth Century.
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Canadian Exaggeration.
The French Canadians are a peculiar
people. They can make the best soup in
the world. Thej- can cheat vou at bar
gaining so as to make you laugh. They
lie picturesquely I think that describes
it. I know what it means, if you don't.
You, too, will know when you have my
experience. "Why, a French Canadian
carter or market man or thopkeeper lies
refreshingly. " There is a chddiah en
thusiasm about it that captivates you.
lie is an arth-t at it. It's a born gift-ya
trace of the old Machiavellian blood,
which in the Fifteenth century maele the
French diplomats the marvel of intrigu
ing courts. lie smil?s as ho lies. He
lays his hand on his heart. He lifts his
eyes upward. lie embellishes Ids little
lie with saintly allusions. He lies as if
ha I f loved his own he. He lies so that
he honors his nation.--W. H. H. Murray
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