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I The Bones of a t
f They Came Very Near Making J
i' & V-orote ot a Museum
By F. A. MITCHEL
Copyright by American Tress Amo-
Liggeis in t lie earth are of various
kinds. At one extreme stands the mole,
at the other the tiuuter after burled
treasures, such as the Itoues of extinct
an'.iuaiN or the palaces of kings lou
dead. Professor Tipton belotiged to
Itie Uelvers tor fossils, lie was barely
tblity years old. small of stature, a
tcliio bald ou t'je forehead and wore
glusi.es. There was nothing beautiful
ubout the professor exiept hin suiile.
Hid that was beautiful because it was
luidiiUe. One seeing the innocent
purling of his lips, accompanied by a
soft 100k that appeared in uis eye3, felt
liiiu.euiateiy like taking up the little
ftiuu and uuM'ig tilui.
Now, it having beeu reported to the
diieiluis of the .luuseiiui of which Pro
lessor Tipiou was curator that the tip
Of the lail of some eunruious animal
kud been struck in digging a well in
a western terruorj. the curator was
directed to repair to the spot, take u
hxik at the protruslou. determine to
what auiiuai' it belonged, whether It
was worth diggiug for and the cost of
lu due time the professor reached
a settlement some live or six miles
from where the fosshlzed bones were
located and. learning that the only way
to reach them wouid be ou horseback.
abed for a horse, mounted him aud
ro ceded on his way. He had pro
ceeded ubout half the distance when
ke saw ahead of him what looked like
the dim outline of a cowboy, but as he
aud the coming object drew nearer he
otleed that the rider was fem'nlne.
"How do?" she said aa she reined in
The professor bad never beard this
form of greeting before and did not
tnderstand It. However, be reined In
ki? borse and smbed.
Tbe smile was something very new
to tbe girl. The coarse guffaw of the
plainsman or tbe diabolical grin of the
Indian was the only expression of a
genial disposition she bad ever seen
"What y doln' out here, stranger?"
"I'm .oln' to tbe fork of the river,"
"What y goln' there for?"
A reply to an uneducated person was
difficult, but the professor explained
is object as well as be could.
"Y think It's some kind o' vnrmlnt?"
"I don't know what a varmint Is,
tut t suspect what I'm going to look
tt will turn out to be either a mnsto
ou or a dinosaur."
"And 1 don't know what them are
J don't Ree no shootln" Irou about y',
Where do y' carry It?"
"1 didn't think to bring a weapon.
Do 1 need one?"
"Well, now, y' are the most inno
cent kid I ever seen. Need a gun?
I'll go with y it would be a pity to
leave a little feller like y to wander
about with not even a toy pistol."
Turning her horse's head, she rode
nek with Professor Tipton. " There
was something odd In tbe defenseless
man being under the protection of this
armed girl. He found her especially
useful as a guide, for she knew the re
gion perfectly and took him to the
point be wished to find. There was
Do one on the ground to locate the ex
act spot, but tbe girl told him she bad
seen some men digging and landed him
where they had begun to bore tbe well,
Tbe moment tbe professor caught sight
f a few mammoth vertebrae that bad
been exposed be clasped his bands.
wised his mild eyes to heaven, and
hto lips moved In thanks.
"It's a dinosaur," said the professor,
. "T don't mean It!"
"Judging from these few vertebrae,
H mut lie sixty or seventy feet long
"And. Judging from the horizontal
position of what Is exposed, there will
he little cost in getting It out."
"Will it pay?"
The professor did not bear this que
Hon. He had picked up n stick lying
Bear and was scraping away the dirt
"How long has It been there?" nsked
"Not less than 10.000 years."
HIon't y' think It's rather lnte In
p day to disturb It?"
At that moment there was n clatter
cf hoofs In the distance, and n small
finity of men were seen galloping to
"Hv gum." exclaimed the yM, "it's
Sheriff ('loin P.nrU.'r: I wonder what
"Hello. Kate!" exclaimed Parker as
he rode np. "What y' doin' eavortln'
erounil with a hnss thief?"
Xnw. It is time to explain that the
professor, after having left the settle
ment, stopped at a farmhouse, tor n
drink of hutiertnlllt He had ridden n
gray horse thus far. but when he left
the house mounted a roan without no
ticing the change lu color. A mim who
had stolen the roan, being bard pressed
by the sheriff and n posse, seeing a
Comparatively fresh mount hitched to
a post, changed horses.
He ain't no boss thief." replied the
gcrl. "He's a- Whnt air y' anyway?"
1 am a"-
"floe here." interrupted one of the
arty, "y' may be anything y like, but
Hint's my boss T been rid in'."
The professor looked at bis horse
cud. not kuowing what tbe man was
talking about. Just smiled. He couldn't
think of anything else to do.
' V uiu't been stealln' that hoss, have j
y?" nsked the girl.
"I dou't know what you people are i
all talking about," said the professor, j
"1 came out here to learn if this fossil
Is of value, and I tiud it very valuable
Indeed. As I have said, it's a dinosaur,
must be sixty feet long and doubtless
between 1U.UO0 and ,l.0O0 years old."
The sheriff, the owner of tbe borse
and the posse all looked at oue another
in astonishment. An idea (topped into
Kates head. She gave tbe men a
meaning look and drew them away
from the professor, who. being more In
terested in the dinosaur than their talk,
forgot all about them in rummaging
among the big stone vertebrae.
"Gents," said Kate, "he's a lunatic."
"What makes y' think so?" nsked the
"Didn't y' bear what he said about
them stones? He's got an idee into bis
head that 10,000 years ago some var
mint or other, a dragon inebbe, seven
ty feet long fell down a well. What
more do y' want for to make him out
a crazy man?"
"Ob, Kate!" exclaimed the owner of
the borse. "It's you that's gone daft
or you're trying to save his neck. 1
don't know wtiich. He's been caught
in the act and Is playing it ou us."
"Where did he get the talk about
dinosaurs?" asked one man. who. be
ing better educated than Ihe rest, had
read of extinct mammoths. "Horse
thieves don't know anything about fos
sils." "Come on. Clem," said the owner of
the stolen horse. "1 call upon yon as
sheriff to arrest the man aud take him
In for trial."
"Y' won't have much trouble doln'
that." remarked Kate, "seeiu' he hain't
got no weapon. Does hoss thieves go
about without guns?"
This was a staggerer, and the sher
iff was debating In bis mind what to
do when Tipton finished his investiga
tions and said be was going back to
tbe settlement. So they all rode back
together, the supposed horse thief be
ing forced to ride ahead. Kate rode
beside him. She seemed very much
troubled at the position he occupied
with reference to the stolen borse and
was revolving in her mind some des
perate method of extricating him if
she failed to convince others of his
lunacy. As for the professor, be wns
unconscious of his danger. In nny
event, he never dreamed that the pen
alty for borse stealing was the same
as for murder.
"Now, see here," Kate said to him,
"when they get y back to the set
tlement they'll take y' before Judge
Lynch. Y' mustn't be surprised nt
any evidence I may give in."
Tipton wns so wrapped up iu the
"dragon that had fallen down the
well" that her words made very little
impression on him. When they reach
ed the settlement, true enough, he was
taken before Judge Lynch, and n num
ber of men. new to the ense. were im
paneled as a Jury, the sheriff regni cl
ing those who were with him when
be made the arrest ns witnesses. The
latter were examined in turn and told
the same story, which was simply that
the horse bad been missed, they had
lit out on a chase and had c onic upon
the prisoner and the girl, the horse
grazing near by. When they had giv
en their testimony Kate took the
"I was rldin' along." she said, "when
I seen the little man ahead. From
the way he talked I marie up my min i
from the first that he was weak in flic
upper story. Just the kind of a man to
git on a hoss he seen In a stable or
hitched to a post without knowln'
what he was doln'. He talked about
a vurmlnt 10.000 years old that bad
fell into a well. He didn't have sense
enough not to go around without a
gun. I tbort It wouldn't do to let him
go about alone, so I went with him.
If he was on a hoss be kuowed he'd
stolen he'd a rid mighty hard. Instead
o' that every now and then he'd git
off en his animal and down on bis
bands unci knees, worklu' at the stones.
He brought out a hammer and kep'
breakin' 'em and puttln" the pieces in
bis pockets. Y'U find 'em there now."
The prisoner was called upon to emp
ty his pockets and produced some
twenty pounds of stone fragments.
"1 reckoned." the witness pro eeded.
"that he suffered some disease wheu a
child that kep' his brain from growin'.
Small boys' pockets nre always full o'
tops and things, and the man's is wns
yet, beln' loaded down with nolhin'
but stones. Then when we came to
the well where the dragon bad fell lu
be looked up and said a pra'ar. Hoss
thieves ain't givln' to prayin'. The
poor feller need ) to be sent back home "
"Will you see that he Is taken care
of?" said the Judge.
"Discharged!" was the laconic-dismissal
of the case, and Kate led the
professor away as if-be had been a
Some mouths later the professor re
turned, superintended a pins: of la
borers emitted In tligriug up the bones
of the dinosaur and shipped them east.
When they were mounted In the mu
seum Kate, at the ppt'essnr's Invita
tion, visited the Institution and was
surprised tit the monster she saw
By this time the professor had be
come cognizant of the fact that by
her adroitness n provlntr hint before
Judge Lynch to be n lunaM- she Inn!
saved his life, and he felt duly grate
ful. He persunded her to remain In
the east, sent her to school, and site
learned as much in three years ns some
girls would iu half n dozen. Then the
professor married her. She Is now al
most ns enthusiastic over the bones of
great monsters that lived In prehis
toric times ns her husband and lsslsts
him In many of bis duties.
P.'enfe Cai3!e3s Hakes His
lata in Advisiiu KI.12.
R13TE3 15 FINALLY PAaDXIED.
All Crew Cut of Advisability of Com
muting Death Sentence of Murderer
of Judge Opposition Arouses Na
tion by Stories of Cruelty.
Madrid, .Tun. 15. Tho Spanish cabi
net, of waien Jose Canalejas y Mendes
was premier, has resigned.
The cabinot resUnd as the result
of divergence of views from these of
King Alfonso as to the advisability of
commuting the death sentenco of ODe
of the -'Icterj who murdered a jud.e
and wounded several couit officials in
CuPera last September. The general
strike, at the time in Valencia and oth
er provinces involved a plot to assassl-
nate ijeneral Wejier, and the king was
co.ii i oil. -it to suspend constitutional
guaranties Ke.1ii7.in5 that it was a
nordid crime and th it the accused men
wci'.' intpossibl objft.-i of sympathy,
the .Mflicnls 'aisr-d : frJc issue, ac
ts:i:, the government of all s.nis of
tortures and urnelM'ts toward the prls
u.ers. I'rentie.' CnnaHus advised the
king to exoreisj hi i prerogative in the
ti'hc of !x ' he prisoners, L-lit held
that r)ie itev.'Mh, Chnto Chucpieta,
shou'c' h' iini'le an c xampli- of.
P e king favored a reprieve for Chit
qv.ot . Premier Ci;iia'cj;;s s;::d lu? do-fcrr-!,l
to h!s juaji r.tv's Judgment and
won'n j-reparc a Hi. ti-ee to that effect
with ut delay, ha! cnHii!er!n; as he
did t t tl.J :;:;n':.ti ,
tn 1-. - !t was l:-s d it-
':::.! 111.1 ' a mis
I j i" s' n. I
MIXED n:' FS R'CE I
V.ctt.-"-iar.ism Ftllr 15 Msac Showing1
Evpected In Trip A;rrcs Continent, j
l.oston, jnn. jj. inn uie across
Jie American c(;nt'i:ent to prove the
h iperloriiy of a v. tari: n diet failed.
Th" resu't was itul'y a victory for n
mixed diet of meat ai.d vegetables.
Two Harvard students, the brothers
Warren and Jesse rufTii.n, started In
July to walk from Ponon to Los An
sc!e. They reached I.os Angeles a
1 few days ago. Thro tg' out the long
j walk Warren ate nothing but vegetable
food, while Jesse const:m?d only meat.
Before startln? they were carefully
measured and weighed Ly Dr. Sargent,
llarvnrd's physical director. On arrival
at Los Angeles they submitted to sim
ilar measurements and weighing.
It . urned out from these examina
tions of the two ysr.n;; students that
Warren Buffum, the vegetarian, had
Bained 12 7 pounds during the trip,
whilo Jesse, tho carnivorous member
of the team, had gained 11.2 pounds
A'sr;, Jesse b?cnme exhanbted and was
compelled to board a train when still
:;no miles from his coal. N vertheless,
it v.as agreed that tho remit of the
tnc" was a draw at best.
ZiJAN MY HEAD REPJBUC
Freeldent Sun Says Pe Will Resign
When Manchus Are Ousted.
Nanking, Jan. 15. President Sun
I Vn! Son received the newr. of the
pi tiding abdication of the emperor
iitiietlv He ant'clpnt'd some delay in
the .'. 'jitptrnent or affairs and added
chat it was r.-ohnbl Yuan Shal Kal
might he president of the new rep'tb
lie. Ho adhered to his doehratlon that
he would resign when the Mnnchu gov
ernment, hnl l.ocn ousted and peace
ro-.torod throughout the co tntry.
I n Girl Sets Herself on Fire.
I Douglas, Ariz., Jan. 15. Uy wny of
attracting tho notice of a recreant
lover, Giuidnloiipe. Iirement, a young
girl, poured kerosene over her cloth
in? and set herself on fire. She d!ed
here In grcnt a?ony after explaining
to her mother that she expected to ho
rescued before she was severely
Twenty three Injured. .
Konton, O , Jan. 15. Twenty throe
l V ? ; i' 1
r m? J
onYf iirn cawai riAa
persons wtre Injured in a Dig Four
wteck near Carey, O. Eleven of those
, Injured ar In local hospitals.
HASKELL LCSE3 $100,000
Demurrer Sustained to One Cause of
Action Against Hearst.
Omaha, Jan. 15. Former Governor
Charles N. Haskell of Oklahoma has
lost $HH)0(iO or his halt' million dollar
alander and libel damage suit against
William K. Hearst, owner of the
"Hearst newspapers," by a ruling
made by Judge W. II. Manser of the
United States district court here.
Judge Mut.ger sustained Hearst's de
murrer to Haskell's first cause of aC
ttnn U-hlr'h WHO fnP t t flft AHA on,1 nrna
based on a speech delivered hy Mr
Hearst at Memphis, Tenn., on Sept.
19. 1908, during the heat of the cam-
palgn for the national presidency,
rTom mis ruling an appeal win oe
taken, but this will not delay trial on
the four ther counts.
Judge Mun?er also sustained
Hearst's motion to require Haskell to
amend hi? original petition for dam
ages by setting out the individual
names of the newspapers in which the
alleged libelous articles were pub
llshel. C. J. Smyth. Haskell's Omaha
rounsel, will romp'y with th's order.
John W. Ilattin, who Is representing
Mr. Hearst, then will file his answer.
The filing of this answer will com
plete the making up of Issues In tho
case, which then will be ready for
trial. It Is expected to reach a hear
ing on its mer'ts w'thln two months.
MANY VMS OFF
Promisjs la Edpss U
Washington, Jan. 15. The storm-
swept Atlantb; coast is piling up a
record of wrecks of ships aud suffer-
Ing of men that promises to eclipse the
navoc of all previous severe winters
on the eastem seaboard. During the
last fortnight and the end is not yet
in sight the revenue cutters patrol
ling the coait have been called Into
greater activity than ever before in
their history. Within that period they
have extended aid to thirty seve n tem
pest tossed vessels and their helpless
and frost hlto n crews, whom they
have transported to havens of safety.
The aggregate value of the saved
thins runs into millions, and It is esti
mated that about 300 lives were Baved
1 bv tin revenue cuttjrs and the life
! RULES FOR GUARANTY LAW
Appeal Will Be Taken From Judge
I Pe mherton's Decision.
i Beatrice, eb., Jan 15. In a written
derision Judge l'emherton of the dls-
trict court held ti nt the state hanks of
Gage county do not have to furnish
',ond to become depositories of county
fun.ls If they have lomp'led with tho
bank guaranty act of 19 9. An appeal
will he taken by the county attorney.
The case 111 question, which was be
ing prosecuted ns a test of the amend
ment to the guaianty act, passed by
th-! but leelslnture, was that of the
Farmers' State hank of PIckrelf
rgnlit County Treasurer Hevelone.
The P'ckrell bank refused to give bond
and br.nght mandamus proceedings
reainst the treasurer ufter h'i had re
fused to make a deposit with it.
GlfiL BURNED TO DEATH i
Louise Collins of Humboldt, Neb.,
Succumbs to Injuries.
Humboldt. Neb., Jan. 15. I-oulse,
the nine year rid daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Collins, who was frightfully
burned about the face and chest by a
b:aze from the stove while she was at
tending tho fire, ia dead. The shock
was to much for her and she never
tallied to speak of after the accident.
The glri In her frenzy ran out of doors
snd around in a circle In a vain en-1
deavor to get relief. Pat Walsh hap
pened along about this time and quick
ly pulled off his overcont and threw
It over her and smothered the flames,
' but it was nearly burned through be
fore the fire was entirely put out
Burlington Passenger Train It
Wrecked Near Seward, Neb.
Seward, Neb., Jan. 15. Burlington
passenger train No. 40, running seven
hours behind schedule, was wrecked
eight miles west of here when the
ooikr exploded and tho engine, a bag
gage nnd two passenger roaches were
hurled from the track. The cond ictor
was seriously Injured, but none of the
passengers nor other tralr.men was:
tier! The nrrAnrtt rwniirreit Rliiii-ttv I
niter the train had left Tatnora,
hound for Sevard.
Papers Tako Uf Seed Corn Campaltjn.
Onnihu, Jan. 15 At the request of
the publicity huroiu of the Commer
cial club many papers oi t in the state
are taking up the seed corn cutupuisn.
The necessity of testing seed corn is
I urged not. jnly by Profcmor Pugs'ey
of tho state university, but nlso by
farmers and business men who have
heard tho tattling results of the tests
being made In various counties.
J Stote Firernen to Meet at Kearney.
Kearuey, Neb., Jan. 15. Practically
all nrrancements were tnndo for the
coming of the stuto fircmen'B conven
( tlon here tomorrow.
I Clothing Store at Hildreth Burns.
! Hildreth. Neb.. Jan. 15. T. L. Bey
er's clothing store burned. The build
ing and stork were entirely destroyed.
Pcs!rr.33t:r General Will Urge
Pl:n on Congress.
VALUES MAY BE APPRAISED.
cost of Systems Proposed to Be Ac
quired Approximately Estimated at
Two Hundred and Fifty Millions.
Cteter Facilities Possible.
Washington, Jan. 15- Acquisition of
the telegraph l.nes of the United
States by tne government and their
operation as a part of tne postal ser
vice will be recommended to congress
in a short time by ruslmastei Gt ncr.il
For a year or more Mr. Hitchcock
has had this recommendation under
consideration. After a thorough study
of tho operation of government con
trolled lin's and postal telegraph s b
tenis of foreign countries he has decid
ed to urge the matter upon congress.
"Should this recommendation he
adopted," Mr. Hitchcock said. In aj
statement of his Intention, "I am c:n
vinccd It would resj t In Important I
economics und lower' telegraph rates
than now nre exacted. In approximate-1
ly fifty countries of the world notably
in Great Hrltaln, France, Germany,
Austria, Italy, Spain, Russia and Ja
pan government controlled tele
graphs now are in profitable operation.
In many of the ro intrles they are op
erated in connection with the postal
service. These te'egraphs serve nn
aggregate population of 95000.000,
and In every instance they have been
foend to be of immense practical ben-
efits to the peop'e, in both prompt!-
tilde and cost of the service.
Would Improve Facilities.
"In this country postofflces are
inalnta'ned In numerous p'aces not!
reached by tho telegraph system, and
the proposed consolidation, therefore,
wouia ano-u a iavomuie opportunity
for the wide extension of telegraphic
facilities. In many small towns where
the telegraph companies have offices
the telegraph and mall business could
be handled readily by tho same em
ployes. It Is evident that tho separate
maintenance of the two services under
present conditions results In a need
. less expense.
1 "The first telegraph In the United
States was operated from 1844 to 1847
by the government, under authority
from congress, and from many view
points It Is desirable that government
control should be resumed. A meth
od for the acquisition of telegraph
1Int,B Ia preBrribed In section C267 of
the Rrvi8, j statutes, which provides
Umt for pp?tal military or other pur-
poses, tne covernment may nurennse
telegraph lines, operated In the Unit
ed States, at an appraised value.
"My view Is that every reason for
the transmission of mall under gov
ernment control can be urged with
equal force for .ha transmission ol
communication by telegraph.
"Because of tho more extensive or
genizatlon maintained by the postal
8( rvlce and the freedom from taxation
and other charges to which private
corporations are subject, the govern
ment undoubtedly could afford grenter
facilities, at lower rates, than are af
forded bv companies now conducting
ti e telegraph buslnes. Next to the In
troduction of a geueral parcels post,
for which there Is a strong popular de
mand, the establishment of a govern
ment telegraph system offers, In my
Judgment, the best opportunity for th
j.rofltable extension of the nation'!
It Is not Mr. Hitchcock's purpose
to recommend the atquls'tlon of tele
phono lines, except possibly, In In
stances where they are operated as
telegraph lines and are an Integral
part of definite te'egraph systems.
The npprnlsed value of the systems
proposed to he acquired would be
purely conjectural, but It Is said It
would approximate $250,000,000.
Labor to keep nllve In your breast
that little spark of celestial tire, con
Wednesday, January 17, '12
ZUCKWEILER & LUTZ
will pay the following prices, delivered at their store
Young Roosters. 9jc
The undersigned will sell at
Public Auction at his farm, four
miles west and u half mile north
of Myiiarcl, or eight miles south
west of lMaltsmouth, Neb., ot
THURSDAY, JANUARY 25,
The following property, to-wil:
Eleven Head of Horses.
dray horse, 10 years old.
Hlack mare, 7 years ol.d
Iron gray mare, 6 years old.
Hay mare, 5 years old.
dray mare, 7 years old.
Hay mare, 3 years old,
Two 2-year-old colts.
Three yearling colts.
Two good milk cows.
One heifer calf.
One Deere 2 -row machine.
One eight-foot hinder.
One Hadger cultivator.
One Avery cultivator.
O110 two-shovel plow.
Ono three-section harrow.
One Deering riding lister
One walking lister.
One 2-row stalk cutter.
One stalk rake.
One hay rake.
One single corn drill.
Ono Oshorn Ihimper disc.
One sod stirring plow.
Ono l l-inch-stirring plow.
Two 10-inch stirring plows.
Ono 2-row corn planter.
Ono broadcast seeder.
Ono wheel scraper.
Ono slip scraper.
Ono cider mill.
Ono set of work harness.
Ono Meadow elevator and horse
On set of sled runners.
One hav rack.
Ono pair shafts.
Terms of Sale:
All sums of $10 and under.
cash in hand; over .$10, a credit Of
twe-lve months will bo given, the
. nilW,iinan trivin iinrli,oMa
paper hearing interest at 8 per
cent from date. No properly to
leave Ihe premises until setllecl
for. Lunch will bo served on the
grounds nt noon. Sale to begin
at 10:30 o'clock a. m.
L. C. W. MtinrtAY.
Wni. Dunn, Auctioneer.
C. O. Frickc, Clerk.
PLANS CHANGES FOR ARMY
Secretary Stimion Announces Nevi
8cheme Will Be Developed.
Washington. Jan. T&.A coinprehn-
alve ml ltary plan for the United
States will be completed by tho war
college and general staff of the army
at Washington before the end of th
P'escnt session of congress, accord
ing to a statement made by Secretary
of War Stimson before the house com
mittee on military affairs.
Secretary Stimson said the army
wnB unprepared for war because of its
geographical disposition. The troops
were In a high state of efficiency, but
they mint be distributed according to
a tactical plan where their services
could be used to tho greatest advan
tage, he said. The war college and
the ceueral staff have been at work
on piers which are understood to con
template a reorganization of most
branches of the army service, the
abandonment of many military posts
In the Interior of the country and th
location of large bodies of troops at
American Marines In China.
Washington, Jan. 15. Nine hundred
men of the United States marine
corp. It was learned, are nt present
In China, dispatched there from the
Philippines In small numbers since
LOST A low? platinum bar pin
set with brilliants. Lost between
the poslolllco and Coatcs' hall.
Liberal reward will bo given for
return of same lo the Journal
BUTTERs EGG GO.
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