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PRIZED HAIR' ROPES.
ThOke lrj b the l)ariuK t.mh
rr uf M. Hilda.
An Irish i:iper uot Ions siuee olTereU
$150 for a genuine St. KilJeau Lair
rope. such us Is used by ess gath
erer. u the buely Uluml ot St. Kil
Ua the most iiiiioiriat( present a
young woman eun nlve to her tiauce
is a r.ipe mad of horsehair, or. better
still, of lininan Lair. The roi-k sealers
of this island eonsider themselves rich
above mention if their brides are able
to make them such gifts. The ropes
are of various lengths, a g od one be
ing forty or fifty feet long.
Aeeording to a woman traveler who
has spent mueh time at St. Kilda, the
ordinary rope consists of a stout hemp
en cord wrapped rouud ami round with
sheep's wool, then with horsehair aud
tlnally ou the outside with human hair.
, It Is the work of years to manufac
ture such rojes and the tnaideu of St
Kilda begins very early iu her child
hood to save her Lair coiublngs-aud
also to dry aud bleach certain rough
grasses that grow ou the wind swept
Island. The fibers make the cable
stronger, and the elastic quality of the
hair prevents chafing against the rude
cliffs during the rock sealer's descent.
A curiosity collector wanted ti buy
one of these ropes, which are me t by
the St. Kilda. egg gatherers, lie of
fered SliKl, but the aimiunt was re
THE ESKIMO SMOKER.
He Dearly I.dii'n Toliiieco mot Noi
Mite of It I Wasted.
"No man is fonder of tobacco than an
Ksklino," said an arctic traveler. -The
Eskimo depends for his tobacco solely
on the white man. For u pound of It
lie would sell his oldest son.
"It is odd to see an Eskimo smoke.
Ho chops bis tobacco line and mixes It
with chopped willow twigs so as to
make it go further. Then he cleans out
with a picker of bone the small stone
bowl of his pipe, and then he plucks a
lock of hair from his deerskin suit and
rams It down In the bottom of the pipe
bowl so as to prevent any of the finely
chopped tobacco from escaping Into the
"Finally he lights the pipe and smokes
It In a swift series of long, strong puff i
so that there may bo no waste. Each
puff Is Inhaled deep down hit) the
lungs, and the first puff's smoke Is still
streaming from the nostrils long after
another puff has been started. There
must be, you see, no waste. There
must be none of that vain combustion
of tobacco without benefit to the smok
er, .which goes on continually among us.
"Often the most experienced Eskimo
will smoke ho hard and fast that tear.-,
will stream from his eyes, he will cough
violently, and sometimes vertigo and
nausea will seize him." New York
Animal That Arc Alwaj Enrnilcs.
Many animals are horn with an in
herent antipathy for other animals.
The excessive fear shown by young
rabbits which for the first time smell a
ferret and of young turkeys which
hear the shrill cry of n hawk they
Lave never heard or seen before, are
proved examples of the strength of
thesd Instinctive antipathies. But the
case of the weasel and rat Is, perhaps,
more to be noticed because of the great
er equality of the antagonists. The
feud is so bitter that a meeting be
tween thera almost certainly means
death to one or both. Friendships are
not uncommon between the cat and
dog and have been known between a
dog and wolf, but the mutual attitude
of the weasel and rat Is Invariably war
war that Is waged to the death.
The Word ".aBTKet."
"Nugget" was formerly used to sig
nify a bit or lump of anything, as a
"nugget of tobacco." Nowadays, bow
ever, it Is used principally of gold as It
comes from the mine. This use Is Aus
tralian. Governor Sir William Denl
son of Australia wrote In 1S52, "In
many Instances the gold Is brought to
market In lumps or nuggets, as they
are called." In Queensland there Is
a peculiar use of tho word unknown In
tho rest of Australia. There, when a
man appropriates unbranded calves, he
is said to bo "nuggeting."
Faul Louis Courier, when bitterly as
sailed by a French professor, quietly
remarked: "I fancy he must be vexed.
Ho calls me Jacobin, rebel, plagiarist,
thief, poisoner, forger, leper, madman,
impostor, calumniator, libeler, a hor
rible, filthy, grimacing ragpicker. 1
gather what he wants to say. Ho
means that he and I are not of tho
same opinion, and this Is bis only way
of putting It."
The Kind She Wanted.
Ilusbnnd Anything you want In
town today, my dear? Shall I order
some moro of thnt self rising flot:r?
Wife We have plenty left, but I wish
yon would stop nt a registry office and
order me a self rising servant g!rl.-
I'reniirlnir (ho Soil.
"I notice the young Widow Trelty
man doesn't have her widow's weeds
so much In evidence now."
"No: she's clearing those weeds away
I believe she sees signs of a second crop
of orange blossoms." Philadelphia
"You say you conceal nothing fiom
"And why do you not?"
"It Is evident that you do not know
my wlfe.'-IIouston Post.
Nothing can bring you peace but
yourself; nothing can bring you peitc
but the triumph of principles.- truer
.NS OF GOLD TREASURE.
u Mor ot Wraith Kmptlril I'rvn
fw World n old.
It has never been told how vast was
(lie treasure that was emptied from the
new world into the old in the glorious
days of the irpanlsu dominion. We can
only Judge of how great it was by col
lateral evidence. The booties of fortes
end l'lzarro are famous in annals of
new world history. Iu them we have
read how the soldiers of the former
carried away only a small part of the
treasures looted at Mexico, yet were m
loaded down with stolen gold that
when they MI from the causeway Into
tho lake In the memorable retreat from
Mexico they sank and drowned as
weighted with plummets of lead; also
we read how l'lzarro exacted as a trib
ute for the liberation of the lnca Ata
hulpa gold that filled to the depth of
several feet a room Movent eon foot wide
by twenty-two feet long and that was
valued at 1,300,000 pesos d'or. the
equivalent of nearly $15,500 of our
When Drake sailed the south sea In
the (iolden Hind upon his piratical
voyage of circumnavigation In the
years 1577-7!) and when he captured the
Nuestra Senora della Concepclon-sur-named
the Cacafue or Splttlre-of Cape
San Francisco, it tool; three days to
transfer the treasure from the cap
tured ship to his own. In that single
haul there was realized a "purchase,"
as It was calle.l, of over twenty-six
tons of silver, besides eighty pounds of
virgin gold, thirteen chests of pieces of
eight containing over $1,0110,0110 In
money and an enormous amount of
jewels and plate.
1'pon the evidence of John I M ake we
read that when the (iolden Hind laid
her course for England, by way of the
Cape of (iood Hope, she was so heavily
"ballasted" with pure silver that she
"rode exceeding deep In the water."
A Sailor1 Kiperlenoc After o Night
Nap on Drek In (be Tropic.
"People laugh at inoonstrokes," said
a sailor. "They call them shellbacks'
superstition. I once had a inoonstroke,
though, and 1 tell you it was uo laugh-
"In a full moou one night Iu tho trop
ics I fell asleep ou deck. The moou
shone directly ou me. I lay In a white
pool of moonlight.. So three hours
"'Then, when they woke me, I felt
like a man iu a dream. My mouth
hung open, as it does when I sleep,
and I couldn't close it, and my head
lay over on the side, and I couldn't
straighten It up.
"Nor could I understand what peoplo
said to me, uor could I obey orders.
Voices I'd hear far away, but they
seemed meaulngless, unpleasant. I
was very drowsy. All I wanted was
"They worked on me for two days,
rubbing me down with cold water and
dosing me with castor oil, before they
brought me round. And always after
that I Lave been careful never to sleep
where the moon's rays could get at me.
My moonstroke happened eight years
ago, but sun at every run moon 1 am
stupid and drowsy, my head droops a
little to one side, and my mouth tends
to hang open.
"There's many a sailor has been
moonstruck, but this accident never
befalls landsmen. Landsmen, you see,
never sleep out of doors." New York
The Docking Stool In England.
The lastest recorded use of the duck
ing stool In England (the designations
cut-king and ducking were, of course,
synonymous In the days of Queen Eliza
beth) was iu 1809. It was at Leomin
ster, when a woman named Jenny
Pipes, alias Jane Corran, was paraded
through tho town on tho ducking stool
aud ducked In the water near Kenwa
ter bridge by order of the magistrates.
In 1S17 another woman, called Sarah
Leake, was wheeled round the place In
tho same chair, but not ducked, as,
fortunately for her, the water was too
low. The instrument of punishment In
question has not been used since then.
Loudon Notes and Queries.
India Itnblior Tree Frail.
The fruit of tho India rubber treo Is
somewhat similar to that of the IUel
nus communis, the castor oil plant,
though somewhat larger. Tho seeds
have a not disagreeable taste and yield
a purplish oil. It Is a fairly good sub
stitute for linseed oil, though It dries
less rapidly. Mixed with copal blu
and turpentine, It makes a good var
nish. The oil may bo also used In the
manufacture of soaps and lithographic
Inks. The seeds are somewhat like
tiny chestnuts, although darker In col
or. The Indian girls are fond of wear
ing bracelets and necklets made of
I.onfen n Trouble Maker.
Did you ever consider how much
trouble and turmoil hi the world Is
nth-red up by loafers? Dojt and you
will be Htirprlsed. investigate careful
ly and you will find that nine of the
ten fusses and iuarrels that you know
of In your town or neighborhood were
started by loafers who had no busi
ness of their own to attend to anil so
pot busy with other people's affairs.
In the I.cml.
Hostess (Introducing first violin to
uportlnff and nonmuHlcal jftiest) Thrs
Is Professor JlnKolhelm, who lead the
minrtet, you know. RportlnR Guest
(thinking to bo highly complimentary)
Leads-ch-ah by several lengths, eli
and tho rest nowhere! WhntT
Nothing I Impossible to industry.
Perlauder of Corinth.
IS WEARY OF WAITING,
Heed the Lesson Taught From this Very
A woman fifty-one years old recently
took Iter own life In Chicago, leaving
to her family this pathetic explana
tion: "1 am so tired, so tired there
Is so much to do." She had finished
her task before seeking the sleep that
knows no awakening. A heavy wash
ing had been dried, Ironed and laid In
neat and orderly piles. Her little
home had been made clean and trim
as possible, after which she sought the
lonely attic for the final stroke In
this saddest of all domestic tragedies
Weary and heavy lalden, despondent
and despairing, the head of the house
hold preferred a leap Into the great
to longer lingering In a world of cease
less work. Tears, deep and bitter,
were shed by the surviving children,
but they were unavailing; sorrow,
sincere and heartfelt was manifested
w ith the weeping, hut It was too late.
Only to the living is It possible to
extend help, the dead arc beyond our
assistance or our sympathies.
In how many of the hundreds of
homes visited hv the Journal flues It
tind a tired mother? How many over
burdened, utterly discouraged, wish
for the last ni'ht and the lung sleep?
Surely 011 the wide surface of a sorrow
ing world there is no spectacle so
inliitely sad as that of a mother dead
from dispair. It Is all the more
paMietlc because of the relied ions of
those most bereaved thai they could
have done much to relieve and prevent.
A kind word in time, a little assist
ance here and there, even a look of
sympathy might have taken one
wrinkle from the brow and one thorn
from the heart. "So tired!" Vet why
with strong and lusty children all
around, perhaps a healthy husband
not intending to be unkind; perhaps
daughters only too Intent on their
own affairs. "Hear yc one another's
burdens" was an Injunction cither un
heard or unheeded In this house
hold, and may this not be the
cass In many others. Mother has done
the work so long and so uncomplain
ingly, she has so continually sacrificed
and effaced herself for those she loved
that they were unable to realizo that
she could possibly become tired. Hut
she Is human, there Is an end to en
durance: the chord stretched too far
will eventually break, the heartache
will at last become too painful to be
borne. Then the attic, the morphine
pill, and all Is over!
Take a lesson from this sad story,
if you still have a mother living, and
resolve that nothing shall be neglect
ed, nothing omitted, to smooth her
pathway, to lighten her burdens, to
mitigate her silent anguish. We
know how great the loss when they
are gone; we never realize to the full
bow great the treasure when still
with us. It is the tendency of youth
to be thoughtless; it Is characteristic
of children to give full bent to their
own pleasures and ambitions, leaving
mother and father to attend to the
drudgery. Insteadof lightening them
they often heedlessly add to the loads
left to parents to bear. The mother,
out of that love which Is the one truly
and only unselfish of all human emo
tions, often encourages them In this,
fails to remind them of duties left un,
done. She keeps a pleasant face,
though there is a keen pain gnawing
at the vitals; she sings her song of
cheer, though the heart of the min
strel Is breaking. "I am so tired, so
tired there is so much work to do
and the task will never, never end!"
Great is the shock, deep the grief,
when It Is all over; but the irreparable
calamity has happened. Mother Is
gone, gone by suicide too, the self
slaughteragainst which"the Almighty
has set IlUeverlastlngcanon." Happy
the child who can look upon the fea
tures of the dead without the re
proach of having been at least partly
to blame. Happy the household, none
of whom can feel that this ceaseless
task was made the harder by their
neglect or that the weariness was due
to something which they might have
been Instrumental In relieving.
Plenty of Ice.
Many people In this locality are still
worrying over the danger of an die
famine next summer. A gentleman
who has lived In I'lattsmotith for forty
years tells a Journal reporter that he
has never known a w inter In Nebraska
when there was not plenty of good Ice
at some time during the winter. And
speaking of the remarkable tempera
ture of the recent days this gentleman
said: "It is needless to he alarmed
about the Ice crop. There will he
plenty of Ice between now and April.
If memory serves mc well I have seen
colder weather In February than in
any other month. Five years ago we
had a January as pleasant as this one,
and everybody began to fear that we
WOUlJ Id trVAOellcd to Import Ice the
next summer. Tl.CN along came Feb
ruary and March w'.th more than
twenty days of zero AcathtV-vt-he mer
cury showing ten below about tfyj.1!"
wecK in ;uarcn. 1 am content to scO;
these balmy days, well knowing by
experience that we shall have plenty
of zero days before the spring shall
For Those Who Laugh.
society uncovers a multitude of fem
A pickpocket Is an artist w 1th a light
and dainty touch.
k'uoratice may lo bliss, but that
kind of bliss Isn't worth much.
It Is up to you to win the prize; let
others explain how they last It.
You will hear a poor sermon Is the
preacher's mind Is on the collection.
lon't waste words when talking to
a woman; cut your story short and let
Most men do what they do because
they think at the time it Is the proper
thing to do.
The more henpecked a man is the
more ferocious ho tries to act when ho
Is away from homo.
Little drops of water, llttlegralnsof
sand, Increase tho grocer's profits to
beat the village band.
A married woman says Its still a de
batable iiuestlon whether It Is better
to lie a man's lirst love or his last.
No woman should be expected to
work for a husband after marriage.
She usually works hard enough trying
to get him.
M"st people manufacture their own
h:rk lie it good or bad.
Whoever gets blue over mere trlllcs
is apt to paint things ted to get over
A doctor isjiiaking money when he
hcjins to call his pat ients hKellentele.
lie who wails for something to turn
up is likely to turn up in the alms
hoiise. 1 1 N said that one smile makes a
lliilation. (tin! Ilirtatlon makes two
aopiainted. Two acquainted make
one kiss. ( ue kiss makes several more.
Several kisses make an engagement.
( ne engagement makes two fools. Two
fools make one marriage. ( ne mar
riage makes two mothers-in-law. Two
mothers-in-law make a red-hot time.
THE OLD COUNTRY SCHOOL
Food Recollections of Youthful and Happy
Days That Have Passed Away.
Iid you live In the country when
you were a child? If you did, you
know what fun it was to spell for
"headmarks." How your eye glowed
with expectation, like that of the fish
erman who feels a little wiggle at the
end of the hook, as the misspelled word
came slow ly toward you down the line,
and with what ecstacy you spelled It,
marching triumphantly past the heads
"Ituiurt'd iiIuiik In rlKl'l nov.
Inky. K11I1I111. brown anil tow."
The rcadingclass, too, was a delight,
not the one of which you were a mem
her, with its "Wake up, little sister
the morning Is bright," and "What
will poor robin do then, poor thing?"
but the one made up of the big hoys
and girls of the school.
With what a ring "Lochlcl! Lochlel!
beware Of the day," echoed In your
ears, and ''Hush, hark, a deep sound
strikes like a rising knell." You liked,
too, "Lord Ullln's Daughter," and In
lighter vein "One Hoss Shay." For you
the 8,ummlt of earthly ambition would
be realized when you could stand In
that row of "advanced ones" by those
lofty back seats and read as did they.
And algebra sailed Into your horizon
like a star or the hundredth magni
tude, with its wonderful x's and y's
andz's. And grammar with Its old
time diagrams, links upon links: and
physiology, and even astronomy. How
much your teachers knew, every one;
about all that was worth knowing.
You took this for granted and the old
time superstition that any confession
of limitations on their part would de
tract from their dignity and Import
ance tended to strengthen the belief.
Hut hooks were not all. You remem
ber the one that you liked "best of
all." You were loyal, and the days
were full of sunshine when the youth
ful sweetheart was present and cloud
cd when the familiar face was not
The best time out of school, you re
call, was at noon, w hen, luncheon over,
all trooped to the yard for the delight
of such games as "Anty ver" and "1
Spy!' for the little ones, and "Drop
the Handkerchief" and ", Sister
I'lioebe, How Happy Were We," for
those of the larger grow th.
And there were the joys of the walk
home at night with the other child
ren, through llower-sprlnkled lanes
and by-ways in springtime and orch
ards In fall, where trees with their low
branching trunks seemed to bespeak a
kind of companionship between them
selves and the boy that liked apples.
Hut now the country school Is going
or has gone. Ghosts stand here and
there, ancient landmarks, dismantled,
forlorn, mute reminders of what has
been. The life and associations that
made them what they were have
flowed out, Into the highways and
turtle of business; but In all the noise
and din there sometimes come memor
ies of the old school house on the hill.
Ah, thankful you may he If it was
yours to go to tho country school. To
those who have known It, It has In
comparable values; It was full of the
Initiative of all that makes life worth
fop IHa coutfh and hlr lung
are a symptom of me most serloiu
truuWe whkh cm attack a woman,
viz: falling of the womb. With this,
generally, coaies Irregular anJ painful
periods, weakening Jialns, tack.-iche,
headache, nervousness, dizziness, Ir
ritability, tire J feeling, etc. The cure Is
The Female Regulator
that wonderful, curative, vegetable ex
tract, which exerts such a marvelous,
strengthening Inttuence, on all female
organs, l.atclul relieves pain and
regulates the menses. It Is a sine
and permanent cure fur all lemale
At all druggist-, and dealers In St .00
"I SUKI'EKED AWFUL TAIN
In my womti ami ov.uies," writes Airs,
Namul Hake, ul Webster Glove, Mo,,
"also III my right and lelt sides, and
niv menses weie very painful and ii reg
ular. Since taking C.irdul I feel liken
new woman a:.d do mil suller.-is I u
It Is the best medicine. I ever took."
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Read, Reflect and Be Sure That You Act
1. Thou shalt not go away from
home to do thy trading, nor thy asking
2. Thou shalt patronize thy home
merchant, thy home printer, for yea,
verily doth the home printer spread
over the tidings of thy goodness and
great ness and many w ill patronize.
ii. Thou shalt employ thy home
machaiilcsthat they shall not hi; driven
from their homes to llnd bread for their
litt le ones.
4. iliou shalt not ask credit as
goods cost much and the merchant's
brain Is burdened with bills Ills
children clamor dally for bread and
his wife abldeth at home for lack of
raiment as adorcth her sister. Messed
yes, thrice blessed.lsthc man who pays
f. Thou shalt not ask for reduced
prices on thine "Influence," for guile
is your heart and the merchant read
ethltllkcan open book. He laugh
eth thee to scorn and shouteth to his
clerk, ha! ha!
fi. Thou shalt do whatever lictli In
thy power to encourage and promote
the welfare of thine own town and
thine own people.
7. Thou shalt not suffer the voice
of pride to overcome thee and If other
towns entice thee consent thy not for
thou mayest be deceived.
8. Thou shalt spend thy earnings at
home that they may return from
whence they came and give nourismcnt
to such as may come after thee.
If. Thou shalt not bear false witness
against the town wherein thou dwell-
eth, but speak well of It to all men.
10. Thou shalt keep these command
mcnts and teach them to thy children
even unto the third and fourth genera
Hons, that they be made too flourish
and grow in plenty when thou art laid
to rest with thy fathers.
List your farm and city
property with J. II Thrasher
IN THE GOOD OLD
You want to save your
money to buy your
AT OUR CITY
Full Weight Guaranteed
Best Threshing Goal
All Kinds of Feed
J. V. E genberger
Corner Third and Main Streets
Hell l'hone 2T Platts Thone 22
Don't allow money to lie around. It
Is easier to spend It aud easier
to lose it
by keeping it In a sare place such as
The BanH of Cass County
.. t n I
Capital Stock ."iO,000,
I'lirinele, I'res., .lueol) Trllseh, V-P.
I'll in. (
T. M. I'ltUcr-ton, Cutli.
You can give a check for any part of
It at tiny lime aud so have a receipt
for payment without asking for one.
hen you have a bank account you
will be anxious to add toll rather than
spend from It. Don't you want to
know more about It.
Edison and Victor
TO SKUX'T FK'OM.
Send for catalogue, of Machines
and lb-cords or send us your name
and we will have our Mr. (ieorge
M lller call on you.
Wt Prepay Mil Chargti.
Nebraska Cycle Co.
GEO. E. MICKEL,
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They act promptly and never rlp.
They are ao dainty that It Is a pleaaur
to take them. One to two act aa ft
mild laxative; two or four act aa a
pleasant and effective cathartic. They
are purely vegetable and absolutely
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Danger Is near at hand when the
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rcstoro them to their normal and
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