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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT.
March 12, 1896.
A ROYAL AMERICAN.
M US ATS
Tkla KalaMr Taa Alia Wew
ohool Hi'un-Bwnt Death of the
Toaag Mra BmsIU Hr BUtoriesl
HERE was Ameri
can blood in the
i veins of young
Prince Louis Na-
ypoleon Murat, wno
nas Just succumbed
to fever while serv
ing as orderly offi
cer to Gen. Du
chesnse, the commander-in-chief
the French expedi
tion in Madagascar, says the New York
World. For his grandfather, Prince
Lncien Murat, after having jilted King
Joseph Bonaparte's daughter, Princess
Charlotte, married that young ladys
handsome governess, a Miss Fraser of
Philadelphia. This of course entailed
a quarrel with the ex-king, who at the
time was living at Bordentown, N. J..
and the newly married couple were left
to their own devices, the first eighteen
years of their married life being full of
strange vicissitudes, their children be
ing born amid downright want and
something akin to starvation. Thus
they were left in such straits for money
that Prince Luclen was actually forced
to accept employment as the driver of
a milk wagon in Trenton, while his wife
eked out a scanty subsistence as a
Of course, the coup d'etat at Paris
and the ascent of Napoleon to the
throne changed all this, and on Prince
Lucien's return to France with his
American wife he was gratified with
the title of prince and granted a hand
some allowance by the emperor. Of his
three children one is the duchess de
Mouchy, who for so many years was
the chief friend and confldante of Em
press Eugenie. Another was Prince
Joachim Murat, formerly a general In
the French army, and who was engaged
for a time to Mies Caldwell of Wash
Ington, while the third, Prince Achllle,
famous for the duel which, wnue
young lieutenant of hussars, he fought
at Marseilles with the colonel of his
regiment, the Marquis de Galliffet,
married a lovely and wealthy Armenian
of the Illustrious family of Dadian, who
brought him vast estates In Russia.
Prince Achllle, who had been born In
New Jersey, and who, like his brother
and sister, spoke French with an
American accent, committed suicide a
few months ago while in Russia, and
his young son, who held a commission
of sublieutenant In the Twenty-fifth
regiment of French dragoons, has now
followed him to the grave.
Prince Louis Murat's death serves to
draw attention to the revival among
the titled classes of France of the taste
for foreign adventure so conspicuous
two centuries ago, and to the existence
of which In those days France owed the
possession of her then magnificent
colonial empire. Thus, the due d'Uzes
died a couple of years ago while en
gaged in the exploration of the Congo
valley In central Africa; Prince Henrf
d'Orleans, son of the due de Chartres, is
engaged In the exploration of Central
Asia; the due d'Estissac died while
sheep farming in Australia; the prince
do Conde, son of the due d'Aumale, like
wise died In the antipodes. Young sol
diers bearing the Illustrious nanips of
De Gontaut-Biron, Fitzjames, Com
mlnges, MacMahon, have won crosses
of the Legion of Honor and medals on
the battlefields of Cochin China and
Tonquin, while the marquis de Galliffet,
the marquis de Massa, and Count Ar
thur Laurlston, the fldus achates of the
famous vlveur, the due de Grammont-
Caderousse, earned their spurs and
their stripes on the battlefields of
ST DELIGHTS OP TRAVEL.
Hew Great ft Commotion a rum Haaeti
, In ft Little Town.
My most amusing experience fron
a retrospective point of view occurrec
upon my first visit to Lora(n, Ohio
some ten years ago, says the Cleveland
Plain Dealer. I arrived at night, an
the proprietor of the only hotel in th
place put me to bed with a man wh
Inhaled with a basso-profundo snore
and exhaled, as near as I could judge
through a tin whistle. I did not sleej
well, and in the stilly night, when tn
landlord put his head in the door and
remarked "Fire" in a tone of vole
which made the furniture Jump up anc
down, I nearly awoke. A few minutes
later, the landlord repeated the remark
with so much emphasis that my bea
fellow arose with alacrity, and, poising
momentarily with one ample but sul
try foot upon my thoughtful counte
nance, he stepped lightly Into the street
taking part of the wlndow-sash 'with
As the room began filling with smoke
It suddenly occurred to me that the fli c
department consisted for the most part
of four buckets of water and a chorus
of hoarse shouts. I therefore decided
to retire from the room. The othei
guests seemed to feel the same way
about it and as I reached the hall 1
noticed a dignified, elderly, lady from
Sandusky going swiftly down the stain
seated upon a sample trunk of a young
man from Toledo. Outside all wa&
commotion. Strong, brave men were
ringing the town bell, while noble
hearted women were wringing theii
bands. A young lady from Berea
clothed in a Gainsborough hat and an
air of deep concern, was galling mad
ly up and down the street with a pillow
under her arm. An Investigation dis
closed that a large amount of excite
ment was being wasted over a small
amount of fire. The trouble was caused
by cigar sparks, which flew Into a hall
mattress a defective "flew," so to
speak. The fire was extinguished by
throwing the mattress out of the wln-1
dow. It fell on the town marshal and
knocked him senseless, after which the
town once more lay down to sweet
dreams of future greatness.
BATTLE OP RAT AND SNAKE.
la Which the
A unique rat-killing match occurre
during the voyage of the steamer Ala
meda, which arrived from Australli
yesterday, Bays the San Francisco Ex
aminer. The battle was between a ra
and a snake, and the snake won th
fight through superior science and goot
generalship. ' '
- The reptile is the property of B. Rey
one of the passengers, who has beei
touring the colonies for some time. Ii
is about five feet in length and the bod
is perhaps an inch and a half in diame
ter in the middle.
About two weeks ago the owner ol
the pet decided that it was time foi
him to eat A rat was caught in a trap
and then word was sent over the shii
that there was 'to be fun. The rat-trap
was taken into the smoking-room and
a string tied to the leg of the rat, while
Mr. Bey had his pet brought out.
The 'rat and the reptile surveyed each
other calmly for a few moments, tht
string on the leg of the former being
glve-t full play and the snake lying on
the floor at full length, with his head
elevated Just the least bit. '
The rat made a sudden nip at his en
emy's head and. missing it, Jumped
back. The snake rlodeed and waited
for another feint It came very quick
ly, Mr. Rat missing again and getting
back to his corner with alacrity, where
he squatted and wondered what he
ought to do next The head of the snake
began moving slowly to and fro. Then
like a flash of lightning, it shot out,
and the reptile's fangs were fastened in
the neck of th rodent. Round and
round through the air whirled the sup
ple body, and in less time than it taket
to tell it the snake was coiled about th6
The reDtile did not relinquish his
grasp on his victim for five or six ruin
utes. by which time the rat was dead,
The snake then slowly uncoiled and
proceeded to devour Its quarry. He
stretched out at full lengt a on the floor
and swallowed the rodent head first.
The snake Is at the Palace Hotel with
Clever Schema of a Wi ian Writer.
Kate Douglass Wiggin-Rigga has a
novel and clever idea in dispensing hei
autograph. She sends out to all asker&
therefor a little card bearing a quota
tion from one of her popular stories and
her signature. With this is folded up a
printed slip also signad by her. This in
delightfully written and says, in effect,
that she Is glad to send the "inclosed
card to any reader of her work, both be
cause appreciation is pleasant and also
because It enables her to ask a favor in
return." "It you are a child," she goes
on to say, "will you send 25 cents, If an
adult 50 cents?" to a certain free kin
dergarten in which Mrs. Rigga is inter
Carried Sardines for . a Late Lunch.
For a bite after the theater try cur
ried sardines, cooked In a chafing-dish.
Make a paste, with butter, made mus
tard, curry powder, and a few drops
of vinegar or lemon Juice. Skin the
sardines and carefully wash the oil off.
Spread them thickly with the mixture
and grill them for a minute, and then
serve either on fingers or mea Dreaa
dusted with coralline pepper, curry
powder, and minced parsley, or on fln
gers of hot buttered toast
Han Itlnrklistort Insanity.
The following story Is told of John
Brennan of Stevens Point as a crim
inal lawyer. The story goes that a
farmer who had killed his wife In the
northern part of the state sent for Mr.
Brennan to defend him, offering to
deed him his farm If he would take the
case. Brennan wanted his pay In ad
vance and so the farmer made over the'
property to him. The murder was' a
most brutal and cold-blooded one and
' Brennan knew that there was but one
plea that might Bave hia client from
a life sentence and that was Insanity.
The trial was one of the fiercest ever
fought in a Wisconsin court. The at
torney for the defense occupied a whole
day in his closing address to the Jury
and the effort was a masterly one. The
jury found the man insane and he was
sent to Oshkosh. Once there he Im
proved rapidly and In a few weeks was
discharged. His first act was to sue
Brennan for the recovery of his prop
erty on the ground that he was insane
at the time he deeded It
In the face of his own argument that
the man was Insane Brennan could do
nothing and the farmer won the case.
Brennan has blacklisted insanity as a
defense for murderers. Milwaukee
, Doll "For aSonc."
A few days ago Mr. Weddle, a Koko-
mo. merchant, advertised dons "tor a
song." Two little girls, children of Al
frpd Miller, went Into the store and.
clambering up on the counter, each
sang a pretty little pong and claimed
th dolls. They got them. Mr. Weddle
has since changed the form of his ad
To Bore for Oil In Kentucky.
Preparations are making for exten
slve prospecting for oil in ten couutie;
jf eastern Kentucky next spring. Tht
Indications of the extension of valuable
oil fields in that region are said to b
A Dangerous Custom.
Many papers, especially those In New
England, are falling into the habit of
prefixing a man's profession or occu
pation to his name. "Lawyer Smith,'1
"Rector Brown," "Grocer Jones," and
"Jeweler Robinson" are forms In con
stant use; and pretty soon, If the man
nerisra continues, we may have such de
scriptive designations as "Donkey En
pine Builder Smithson," "Articulatoi
of Skeletons Brownson" and "Renova
tor of Old Clothes Jonas."
A Remarkable Conversion.
The presence of Hon. M. W. Ransom,
United States minister to Mexico, at the
Metropolitan, caused a friend of his to
relate a remark made by an old colored
man down In North Carolina, who was
a life-long friend and admirer of the ex-
senator. Whea the old man heard the
news about Gen. .Ransom's appoinment
to the Altec court, he exclaimed: "And
bo dey has 'plnted Mars Matt a minister,
Cardinal Melcher's death, following
closely on those of Cardinals Persico
and Bonaparte, will keep alive the
ailtion that cardinals always die
To Make Calf Liver En Civet.
Among meat courses calf's liver en
civet makes a nice change. Eight
ounces of liver sliced half an inch thick
and four of very thinly' sliced bacon,
one Spanish onion, and a pinch of dried
herbs will be required. Flour the slices
of liver and fry lightly on both sides
transfer to a stew pan, with the bacon
previously fried, on top; slice the onion
and fry in the bacon fat; sprinkle these
over the liver and bacon; add the sea
soning and herbs; pour the fat from the
fryipg pan, rinse it out with a half pint
of stock, and pour this over all. Cover
with a close lid and simmer slowly for
three-quarters of an hour.
Satin Underskirts with Lace In rtlon
The new underskirt has many ctarms
and the pretty silk creation decked, with
lace Is a costly article, but 'nevertheless
a triumph of art Silk underskirts are
advancing In favor, and from thel plain
silk to the richest satin with lace (inser
tions find ready demand. SL'k skik ts foi
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ONE OF THE BEST FEATURES
SETTLED THE DIFFICULTY.
After Causing Kach Other the Two Mls-
. soorlans Became Good Friends.
"Cussln out" used to be one of the
ways of settling controversies in the
Ozark country, says the St Louis Globe-
Democrat. It originated with old Uz
Flndley and John Carter. The Find
leys came from Georgia. Old Uz took
a great Interest in politics and wher
ever he went he was followed by a ven
erable negro named Bosen, whose duty
It was to steer his master home when
he needed help. At one of the early
elections old Uz anTJohn Carter be
came very angry at each other. It
looked as if nothing but a fight could
settle the issue between them, when
suddenly old Uz shouted: "Mr. Car
ter, stand and be cussed."
Carter removed his hat, walked out
about ten paces from the crowd and
told old Uz to go ahead. Flndley re
moved his hat and walking out in front
of Carter said, with deliberation and
emphasis: "Mr. Carter, if this earth
was one piece of parchment and the sea
one basin of Ink and every quill upon
earth was one quill and I had the power
to use that quill, that parchment and
that ink, I would fall short, sir, of being
able to describe the corruption of your
old heart,' sir." .
Carter never said a word, but stood
with uncovered head until Uz was
through. Then he said: "Mr. Findley,
stand, sir. until I cuss you." Old Uz
bowed his head and Carter said: "Mr,
Flndley, had I all of the talents ever
produced in Europe and America com
bined in solid phalanx and was to un
dertake to speak of you I would then
fall short of describing the corruption
of your old heart, sir."
This settled the difficulty. The two
men resumed friendly relations. The
custom of1 that"cussin' out" was thus
Introduced In the Ozark country.
Of the Pyramid Pile Cure
Is the fact that it cures every form of
Piles without one particle of pain. This
desirable point is not obtained by the
use of injurious opiates which simply
deaden and paralyze the nerves of the
parts and make matters worse in the
long run. But it is done solely by its
remarkable healing and soothing effects.
And while it thus gives immediate re
lief, at the same time the disease is not
merely checked, but a radical cure is
And the point we want to make clear
is that all this is done without a particle
This fact is one reason for the great
popularity of the Pyramid Pile Cure and
constitutes one very great difference be
tween it and almost any other kind of
treatment fur rues.
Every kind of surgical operation for
oiles is excrutiatingly painful, besides
endangering the life of the patient, and
in most cases is not to be compared witn
the Pyramid Cure, neither in making
successful cures without pain nor in
cheapness and safety.
The 1'yramid file cure nas Deen Deiore
the public too long, and its merits recog
nized by too many people to allow it to
be classed with the many salves, suppos-
tories, pills, etc., and you run no risk in
trying it, as is often the case with new
and untried preparations.
If you are ever troubled with any lorm
of piles or rectal disease, do not forget
the Pyramid Pile Cure. Prepared by the
Pyramid Drug Co., of Albion, Mich., and
sold by druggists at 50 cents per pack
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It Was an Interesting S'ory and Car
ried a Long Dlsi nee.
A "century" fiend passed the little
grocery and, lifting his feet from the
pedals, prepared to coast down the hill
eays the Indianapolis Journal.
The man with the ginger beard
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Bound to any one ignerent of the mighty
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. I Jest set there an' rode down hill on the
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Mo Alliance with KvlL
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looked out and saw the coaster at the
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Notice Is hereby given that by virtue of a chat
tel mortgage duted on the first day of May, 1S93,
and duly died In the omce of the connty clerk of
Lancaster countv, Nebraska, on the tenth day
of June, 189!, and executed by John R Roekrow
to M. Leckle to secure the payment ot the sum of
93M.0O, nnd upon which there is now due the sum
os l loil.OO. Default having been made in the
payment of said sum. and no suit at law having
been Instituted to recover said debtor any part
thereof, therefor I will sell the property therein
described, to-wlt, one sorcl mare five years old,
at public ancMon at H. M. Roe's residence, in
Yankee Hill preHnct, in snld county, on the 21st
day of March. lSliU, at the hour of 10 o clock a,
m. of said any.
Dated this Wtb day of February, 189C.
i M. I. ICS IK,
Mercur, Utah's New El Dorado. Won-
derful Development of the Camp
F oyd Mining District.
The Camp Floyd Mining District of Utah, dis
tant bnt49 miles fjom Salt Lake City, is now
attracting the attention of the mining world na
the only western rival ol Cripple Creek, Colo.
The district has had a most remarkable history.
The town of l.ewiston rose, flourished, and passed
into decay tweiuy-five years ao, on the very
spot on which Mercur has been built within the
last eighteen months. It was renowned as a sil
ver camp in VI by the development of the Sparrow-hawk
and Last Chance mines, which pro
duced over $1,000,000 In the while metal. At that
time there were 1,009 people in Lewiston, and the
district was very lively, but the rich pockets
having worked out, Lewiston's fame began to
wane. The next big strike in the district, oue
that is yet talked of by old-timers, was the Cftr
rie Kteele. from a nocket in which some parties
scraped out $ s:),000 in about three months time.
This caused great excitement, so much so that
In 72 and '73 the bill was swarming with pros
pectors. Then the camp again declined until "it
and '80, when it was abandoned. In 18IJ0 atten
tion was called to the McArthur Forrest cyanide
process, and a test of the ore was made in Deli
ver with such elaborate results that, the old Sparrow-hawk
or Marion mine was brought oat of a
$40,000 or $.")0,000 indebtedness and put on a divi
dend paying basis. The formation at Mercur is
very similar to the region about Johannesburg
In South Alrlt-a, except thnt the Camp Floyd ore
bodies are larger and richer Geologists and
mineralogists differ as to the origin and forma
tion of the ore body, some claiming three dis
tinct gold-bearing veins while others seem to
favor the single blanket vein theory. On one
point, however, all agree, that no such gold de
posit has ever before been discovered. In the
Mercur mine, recently bonded for $1,500,000, the
ore bodies average $15.00 in gold to tha ton,
while some assays run into the hundreds mark.
With the aid of the cyanide process this ore is
mined and milled at an average cost of $2 SO to
$a.00 per ton, leaving a profit of $12.00 to $12.60
per ton. On this basis the mine has. in the year
Just passed, paid dividends to the extent ol $300,
000. The adjoining properties, the Golden Gate,
Marion and Geyser are equally as rich. The vein ,f
or veins have already been traced from the clus
ter of mines at Mercur, to Sunshine, a distance
of six miles, where the Sunshine mine and mill,
another large property, is located, together with
numerous claims of less magnitude. In the Mer
cur mine alone 200,000 tons ot ore are now
blocked out, with an average value of $14.00 per
ton, making a total valne of $L,Si00,000; the Gol
den Gate is aide to show 100,000 tons of higher
value than the Mercur. while the Sunshine has in
sight more ore than either of the above, but of
lower value. If the discoveries recently made
twelve miles west of Mercur and far to the south
are uncovering of the same vein, then there is
strong evidence that the great deposit covers an
area of from 100 to 160 square miles. It is hardly
upposable that all portlonsof the vein will yield
profitable values, although that Is the belief of
many, hut It is quite within the range of possi
bilities, as no barren spot has yet been touched.
Keeping in mind the fact that any ore exceeding
$3.00 In value per tsn, can be mined and milled
at a handsome profit, there can be no question
but that the Camp Floyd district w.l yet befone
of the largest gold-producing camps in the wikld.
Owing to the mildness of the climate, prosiB-t-ing
can be conducted at all seasons of theyAr,
and at the present wrltlug vigorous work is Hie
ing done at many points iu the district. The Aae
snlt of this work will show Itself during the sora-i
lug year in the opening of the ore bodies in var--lons
localities throughout the district, and num
bers of claims that are now mere prospects will
undoubtedly become paylnir mines In the near
futnre. Nowhere at the present time can there
be found a field for speculation which will exceed
that of the Camp Floyd district.
Mercur or the Camp Floyd Mining district is
best reached via the Mo Grsnd Western Hallway
to Salt Lake City. . tor further particulars or
for prhited matter apply to F. A. W ADI.KIGH,
I passenger Agent, uio uranne western
y, Salt Lake City. v
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