The Nebraska independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1896-1902, March 19, 1896, Page 2, Image 2
J THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT. March 19, 1896. PARSON AND WHIP. HE LAYS IT ON THE BACKS OT WAYWARD SINNERS. wf He's the Agent of the Drlty list of the Wicked One Bmrr Saadajr Md Chastleee There rabllaljr. EORGE WASH- 4 ( . Kington Cheek, III a Hardshell colored aP llfftBapti8t Preacher of r--iUll fe59! Waycross. Ga.. Is a 'character. He liter ally believes In con trolling the spirit ual welfare of his flock, not with a rod of Iron, but with a buggy whip. That Is, he thrashes the wandering Bheep Into submission to his teach ings whenever the wicked spirit in tbem rebels. His authority for this comes from original sources. He be lieves himself the chosen ngent of the Almighty In that locality, and has or dered that all disputes among the mem bers shall be referred to him as a solo arbitrator. His Judgment Is the Judg ment of God. This idea at first made him a butt for scoffers. The "white trash" round about regarded It as a Joke. But the Jocose stage has now passed, and the stern reality of his conviction is every way apparent. He is a religious des pot as Inexorable as any sultan. Personally the preacher Is not the kind of a man that would be expected to wield so complete an influence over a band of able-bodied men. Not a mala member of the congregation but could thrash the old preacher with one hand. Yet his authority Is as unquestioned as if backed by a standing army. Cheek Is small In stature and measures two inches and a fraction over five feet. His sixty odd years have whitened his beard and hair and sapped the vitality of a once powerful framer It Is his custom on each Sunday to read a list of members who during the week past have strayed from the path of rectitude. He then adds that he will meet the backsliders in the lot back of the church after the conclusion of the services. The congregation is invited to remain and witness the chastisement, probably for the salutary lesson it will be for them. A strong wooden post has been sunk firmly into the ground and to this the sinner clasps his hands. He Is never tied, but is merely told to bare his back and grasp the post. The pastor does the rest. Before laying on the lash the Rev. Mr. Cheek explains the culprit's pecu liar offense and makes plain the fact that the sin should not have been com mitted. Then he says that the Lord considers ten lashes of the whip suffi cient punishment for the crime, and he proceeds to lay them on. Enfeebled as he is with age the blows lack the usual strength of whippings of this kind, but the venerable pastor has found this he roic method of correction an admirable one. The victims could easily pick up the minister and toss him bodily over the neighboring fence, but so great is their veneration and their belief ftiat he is In truth an intermediary specially ap pointed by the Lord, that no revolting spirit has yet cropped out. In a similar way family disputes and petty differences are settled. Both sides are heard, the Judgment Is rendered, and the whip applied upon him who de serves It For years the same blind, implicit faith has been reposed in the Rev. Mr. Cheek. He does not possess any super' natural power. He has never per formed any miracles or done anything that would awaken In his congregation the veneration born of superstition and fear, but he has simply gathered about him a flock of devout negroes, whose religion is almost fanatical, and he rules them as a king rules his kingdom rhyslcal Value of Tears. Tears have their functional duties to accomplish like every other fluid of the body and the lachrymal gland is not placed behind the eye simply to fill space or to give expression to emotion. The chemical properties of tears con sist of phosphate of lime and soda, making them very salty, but never bitter. Their action on the eye is very beneficial and here" consists their pre scribed duty of the body washing thoroughly that sensitive organ, which allows no foreign fluid to do the same work. Nothing cleanses the eye like a good salty shower bath, and medical art has followed nature's law in this respect, advocating the Invigorating solution for any distressed condition of the optics. Tears do not weaken the sight, but improve it. They act as a tonic to the muscular vision, keeping the eye soft and limpid, and it will be noticed that women in whose eyes sym pathetic tears gather quickly have brighter, tenderer orbs than others When the pupils are hard and cold th world attributes it to one's disposition, which is not a mere figure of speech implying the 'ack of balmy tears that are to the cornea what salve Is to the skin or nourishment to the blood. Ex change. Can't. The talk that comes from mouths 01 people who look wise but are not it nothing. A roan may be a communi cant, may be regular in prayer, and b a very bad man. I hate this cant thai passes itself in the name of piety; th disposition to do things on Sunday and never think of them again until th ntxt Sunday. Rev. John Leal. Truth. Truth wins slowly, but it wins. AH false men and false institution and false cities and false notions mast get in out or tne way. rr. Egbert PROM A DOG'S DIARY, Evidently Aetbeatte tad Throwing UkM oa MseraJ Caalaa Mysteries. Monday, Not. 11, 10 a. m.-An un chained. Large party with guns. Sport Hurrah! Smell out master, dance round him, and place two muddy paws on his knickerbockers. Am reproved. Why? There are two more black dogs, strang ers to me, and a brown spaniel whom I have met before. The spaniel is a fool His ears are ridiculously long and flap In the most absurd manner. His nose Is broad, his eyes bulge, and his legs are bandy. A dog lfke this is only fit for hedgerows. Exchange tiptoe courtesies with the two black strangers. Growl at them. They growl back. We are all reproved. Why? 10:20 Corrwr of a covert. Heard keeper Bay: There was 100 pheasants drawed into that 'ere covert." This Is ripping. Master applies whip twice, bat not very hard. Tells me he does it to "steady" me. Such rot! Forgive him. Five pheasants come out my way. I kill two with a right and left and miss an other with my second gun. Sun must have got into my eyes. Shall I go after dead birds now or wait? Better wait Got thrashed last time for running after birds before beat was over. Guns going off to the right and left. Brown dog so far has killed nothing. One of the black dogs named Sailor has killed four. Ridiculously conceited dog that. Eight more pheasants come to me one by one. Kill five. Miss three. Brown dog smiles audibly. Shall cut the brown dog or bite him in the back. Shout from beat ers. "Hare forward." I'll have his far pr die in the attempt. Comes galloping out on my right. I miss him twice. HI show him who can gallop. Off after him. Distant shouts from master. Who cares? Into a ditch. Out aeain. Across plowed field. Hare still in front. Am gaining. No. am losing. Hare is a silly animal; shall give it up and go back. By the by, thrashed last time for doing this. Wonder i: I shall be thrashed again. Better assume contrite expres sion. Do so. No good. Am thrashed. Howl. Never was a Spartan dog. Beat over. Pick up dead birds. Mouth full of feathers. Am sent to look for a bird wounded by brown dog, who has shot disgracefully and made a per fect fool of himself. Track bird to ditch. Faint scent to right. Follow up fifty yards, then through hedge; back again. Got him. Return covered with burrs, with bird in mouth. Am patted. Brown dog, who has been thrashed, hints that he doesn't think much of the perform ance. Offers to carry bird for me "if I am tired." Should like to see him dare to touch It London Punch. TOMMY ATKINS CURL. Cot Off by a New Military Order -Hnlr a a Sign of Soldierly Valor. One of the latest of the many new regulations that have been imposed up on the British army since Lord Wolse- ley was placed In command of It, Is is that the cherished curl that has for the past quarter century peeped out from under "Tommy Atkins" forage cap shall go, says an English exchange. This is an order that strikes directly to the heart of the private soldier, for the curl on the whole, has long been his most valued possession and his great point of distinctiveness. The new rule Is not regarded with favor by the nurs ery maids, for their admirers will now possess a monotonous front of military brow when on parade. The curls have been varied, often really artistic, and one and all smooth, shiny and well oiled. In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries the soldier went Into battle with a flowing wig, though it occasionally happened that In the heat of a charge he would throw it off and plunge at the enemy with greatei ardor. Marlborough broke the power of Louis XIV, In a voluminous peruke and wigs and powder were the invari able accompaniments of the continen tal soldiery of that era. It was not until .he peninsular war that the crop-haired, clean-shaven sol dier came Into style. This vogue orig inated in England ana the soldiers who adopted it swept Napoleon's mar- ! Bhals from the peninsula and crushed that world-conquerer himself at Water loo. The rule of no beard and strangling collar prevailed in the British army until the Crimean war, when it was re laxed In order that the soldiers might better withstand the rigors of the Russian winter. Since then the Eng lish war office has allowed "Tommy Atkins" to wear his hair more comfor tably long, the maximum length now being hall an men at ine ohck ana siaes of his head. Women and Their Lover. It Is easy enough to tell a man by his friends but it is impossible to tell a woman by her lovers. One reason for this is that a man usually shows him self to his fellows as he is but it is im possible for his fellows to know how he shows himself to a woman, so long as he is in love with her. In that bliss ful condition the rude, off-hand man of business becomes to his mispress a pic ture of clumsy courtesy; the coward Is capable of feats of valor from which a French cuirassier would shrink; the mean tradesmanly fellow will stop be fore the shops of Jewelers, hesitate, and at last enter; the rake will honestly re gret the hearts he believes that he has broken, and, for the moment, stead fastly purpose to lead a new life. But if these men find favor in the eyes of their respective women it is not for their pretty manners, nor their courage, nor their generosity, nor their pure mindedness. The women are not re pelled by their vices? that is all. They are not attracted by their lately as sumed virtues. Why should they be? They are not courageous, nor gener ous, nor especially pure-minded them selves, and as for their pretty manners perhaps their maids or their children could tell you something about those that would astonish you not a little. London Realm. JUVENILE DEPRAVITY. A Learned Theory That Boy Are Sarafai at a Certain Age. The history of our public schools af fords plenty of examples of boys wht have tortured their fellows in a waj which would have disgraced a savage says the London Spectator. It is to b feared, Indeed, that It is accident mort than anything else which saves boyi of this kind boys whose feelings havt become petrified from actual crime They are unable to feel and their lack of experience of the world makes thi fear of punishment but a small detri ment It Is not to be wondered at thai boys in such ft temper of mind may be converted by a series of unlucky chances and opportunities Into tht thoughtless perpetrators of really grave iniquities. Fortunately these boys of petrified feelings do not necessarily grow intc bad men. The hardening of their na ture as often as not undergoes a com plete change with manhood. Theii characters grow sensitive again and the lad of 20 would be utterly incapable of doing things which the boy of 14 could undergo without the faintest touch of remorse. We believe that schoolmasters of experience will beai us out in this and say that they have known plenty of utterly callous boys who later have entirely lost the savage taint and have turned into normal men In this dangerous insensibility to which boys are so prone at 13 and 14 the boy Is not the father of the man. It Is difficult to say whence this in sensibility comes and why the child may be full of right feeling, the boy almost callous and the man again per fectly sensitive to the promptings of the heart and conscience. Though we are not among those who would make the normal nature nothing but an at fair of physical well-being and the soul a matter of clinical treatment, we are Inclined to believe that the temporary and partial petrifaction of the feelings and the moral sense during boyhood may be due to the great physical changes that are current with it. These changes affect the boy's whole body and absorb all his energy left with which to give his heart Its rights. Every one knows how difficult a thing is a 2-o'ciock-in the-morning courage and how hard it is to feel kind and self-sac riflcing when one Is half-asleep. Sleep iness or extreme weariness makes one to a certain extent callous and indif ferent and insensible to the fate of others. Well, the boy who is grow ing up and down and across all at once and with a speed that takes one's breath away is physically as much op pressed as the man who is weary from overwork or loss of sleep. It is true that the exhaustion of rapid develop ment takes a very different form, but it exists none the less. No doubt there are boys whose insensibility is deeper and can only be explained on the same lines as defects of character in naljuae, For the ordinary normal boy, however, whose Insensibility is not permanent but temporary, the best explanation Is we believe, that which we have sug gested. The stress of growth to a cer tain extent puts the normal nature under a sort of chloroform. The Posit ion of Porto pal. Portugal is a weak nation and seldom considered in speaking of the powers of Europe, but she is in a position now to be of great importance in the contro versy between England and Germany, The only seaport through which Ger man forces can go to the assistance of the Transvaal is on Delagoa bay, which belongs to Portugal, and if that power refuses to assent Delagoa bay cannot be used for hostile purposes without making war against Portugal. The sit uation is awkward for Germany, if Por tugal sides with England, as reported, for she cannot give tne iioers tne en couragement of a military demonstra tion without committing an act of war against a power with which she has no auarrel; but it is sun worse ior Portu gal, who finds herself between two fires, and in a fair way to be burned which ever way she turns. Philadelphia Ledger. A Pertinent Answer. An amusing correspondence recently took place between a Wisconsin farmer and a local boiler firm. The farmer wrote as lollows: "Dere Sirs I hav 1.000 akers of trees that I want cut Im pore but Im willing to pay too hundred dolers fer en engin that will do my work," and he went on to explain Just what sort of an engine he wanted. The boiler firm saw that the engine neces sary to accomplish the devastation of his virginal forest would cost $3,000, and they Informed him to this effect. A week past and thtn the following pithy epistle came from the Wisconsin wood3: "Dere Sirs what in h 1 wud want of an engin or biler if I hed $3,000?" The Slxe of Siberia. A graphic idea of the immense size if Siberia may be gleaned from the following comparison: All of the itates, kingdoms, municipalities, em pires, etc., of Europe, exept Russia ind all of the United States, including ilaska, could be placed side by side Siberia and yet but little more than eover that immense territory. Louisiana Monnds. The United' States government has taken possession of several mounds re cently found near Charleston, La., which some seem to think were built by De Soto. Recently a farmhand plowing near the mounds turned up Spanish coins bearing dates of 800, 1307 and 1308. A Pious Woman, The countess of Huntingdon, whose itle Rives tbe name to many dissenting chapels, was born in 1707 and died in 1791. She warrdly attached herself to the Cnlvinistic Methodists and spent aer large foiruine In support of her ovm peculiar ten its. 'for ' Catalogue, ydefre " DOING GOOD EVERYWHERE. Medical. Discovery that Effectually Cures Piles in Eveiy Form. For many years physicians have ex perimented in vain, seeking a remedy which would effectually cure piles and other rectal troubles, without resorting to a surgical operation. Many remedies were found to give temporary relief, bnt none could be depended upon to make a lusting satisfactory cure. Within a recent period, however, a new remedy, the Pyramid Pile Cure, has been repeatedly tested in hundreds of cases and with highly satisfactory re sults. The first sffect of the Pyramid Pile Cure is to instantly remove the pain and rritation generally present aud trom that time on the cure rapidly progresses and before the patient is hardly aware of it he is entirely cured. 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Drug Uo. of Albion, Mich., who have placed this excellent preparation before the public ouly after giving it thorough and repeated tests in the hands of re putable physicians. The results in hun dreds of cases have convinced us that it will not disappoint you. Bring Your Friends to Nebraska. The Chicago. Burlington & Quincy R. R. publish a sixteen-page monthly illus trated newspaper called the "Corn Belt," which gives in an interesting way in formation about western farm lands, particularly those in Nebraska. The regular subscription price is twenty-five cents per year, but if you want it sent to any of your friends living east 01 tne Mississippi river, send ten cents in stamps for eacli such person, giving name and full address and the paper will be sent for one year. The B. & M. R. R. R. agent will show you a sample copy ot tne paper on request. Help your state and induce your friends to immigsate. Ad dress the Corn Belt, 209 Adams street, Chicago, 111. 8t4 30 FIVE FACTS. -THE- Great Rock Island Route I Cheap Outing Excursions. First For the National Educational Meeting at Denver, opening Jnljr 6th, the rate will be one tare pine $2 00 lor round trip Tickets rood to return and time np to and including Sept. let. coixi The reeular Tourist Car to California Tin Kansas City runs once a week, and leaves Chicago ever; Thursday at 6 p.m., Kansas City at 10.60 a.m. every Friday. Tickets based on second class rate, and car runs on fastest trains, and known as the Phllllps-Rock Island Tonrist Kxcurstons. far arrives at Colorado Springs Saturday, 7:85 a.m. Third Home-Seeker's Excursions to Texas and New Mexico. Next one June 11th. Kate, one tare (or round trip. Tickets Rood twenty days. fourth For Mexico City the Hock Island runs a through sleeper from Kansas City dally et M0 p.m. via Topeka, McFarland, Wichita and Fort Worth and Austin to San Antonio. Two rontes from there are International R. R. to Laredo, and Mexican National to the City of Mexico: Southern Pacific and Mexican Interna tional via Spofford and Eagle Pass to City ot Mexico. Connections are also mads at Fort Worth via the Texas Pacific to El Paso, and over the Mexi can Central to City of Mexico. Fill h Send to address below for a Souvenir called the "Tourist Teacher," that gives much Information to tourists. Ment tree. JOHN 8EBASTA1N, O. P. A., Chicago. Time Reduced to California. REMEMBER THAT THE GREAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE Runs PHILLIPP8' PULLMAN TOURIST CARS on their Fast Trains, and California Passengers should examine Time Cards and see that we are nearly TWO HOURS Quicker than any other route Chicago to Los Aneelos. The Rhllllps excursions are popular. He has carried oyer 125,000 patrons in the past fifteen years, and a comfortable trip at cheap rates is guaranteed, and the fast time now made puts the PHIU.IP8-R0CK ISLAND EXCURSIONS AT THE TOP. Post yourself for a Callforna trip before dicld Ing, and write me for explicit Information. Ad drees JOHN SEBASIAN, G. P A., CHICAGO. Delinquent subscribers must pay up, at least in part. BANE & ALTSCHULER, Attorney s-at-L aw, 1101 0 Street. NOTICE. In the district court, I-ancaster county, Ne. braska. Cora L. Wagoner, Plaintiff, vs. James B. Wagoner, Defendant. To James B. Wagoner, Defendant; Ton are hereby notified that on the 9th day or March, 189a, Cora L. Wagoner filed a petition against you In the district court of Lancaster county, Nebraska, the object and prayer of which are to obtain from you a divorce on tbe ground of non-support, and extreme cruelty, and further object of said petition is to be restored to her maiden name of Cora L. Wilcoxon. You are required to answer on or before Mon day, the 20th day of April, 1896. CORA L. WAGONER. 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There are two reasons, either one of which ought to be conclusive with every American citizen. First The trip from Denver to Utah n. ... ITT 111 A fl 1A via K10 liranae western, -ureal oan Lake Route," is the grandest to be found anywhere on the continent. No European trip of equal length can compare with it in variety and grandeur of scenery and wealth'oi novel interest. Second You should go because, when you have made this wonderful trip, you will find Utah at the end 01 it U tan, one of the world's famous spots and a land of gold, silver, copper, iron ana coal: ot lofty mountains and fertile valleys; of vineyards, fruits and flowers. Salt Lake City, the capital, is of great interest on account of its historical and religious associations. Here are Hot 1 hernial Springs, Warm Springs, Sulphur Springs, Sanitarium, Parks, Drives, Canyons arod the most healthful climate on earth. Great Salt Lake with the new and beauti ful Saltair JJeaeh Resort of Moorish de sign, has no equal in America. Write to F. A. WadlHitrli, Salt J-ake uity, tor copies of pumphlets, etc. An Organ for $5.00 Per Month On these terms you can buy the celebrated KIMBALL organ, highest grade, latest style,' up-to-date, fine stool and book, freight paid, only $63.00 on payments. Write for catalogue and descrip tion. Agents wanted. A. HOSPE, Jr., Omaha, Neb. $750.00 a Year and All Expenses. We want a few more General Agents, ladles or gfntlemen, to travel and appoint agents on our new publications, hull particulars given on ap plication. II you apply please send references, and state business experience, age and send photograph. If you cannot travel, write us for terms to local canya-sess. Dept. Rare, 8, 1. BELL, CO.. Philadelphia, Pa. Legal notice. Notice Is hereby given that by virtue of s chat tel mortgage dated on the first day of May, 1893. and duly ftifd in tbe office of the county clerk of Lancaster countr, Nebraska, on the tenth day of June, ISO 4, and executed by John R Roskrow to M. lckle to secure the payment of the sum of $3SS 00, and npon which there is now due the sum os $:iO0 00. default having been made In the pavment of said sum, and no suit at law having teen Instituted to recover said dtbt or any part thereof, therefor t will sell the property therein described, to-wit, one sorel mare five years old, at pubMc auction at O. M. Roe's residence. In Yankee Hill precinct, in snid county, on the 21st day ot March. 1S06, at the hour of IS o'clock a. m. of said day. Dated this sOtb day of February, 1896. M. Leckic, Mortgagee. 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It was renowned as a sil ver camp in M by the development of tbe Spar-row-hawk and Last Chance mines, which pro duced over $1,000,000 in the white metal. At that time there were 1,009 people In Lewiston, and tbs district was very lively, bnt the rich pockets having worked out, Lewiston's fame began to wane. The next big strike in tbe district, one that is yet talked of by old-timers, was tbe Cnr rie Steele, from a pocket In which some parties scraped out $3,O0O in about three months time. This caused great excitement, so much so that. in '72 and 73 the hill was swarming with pro pectors. Then the camp again declined until '7V .ana ev, wnen it was aoanaonea. in isuv atten tion was called to tbe McArthnr Forrest cyanide process, and a test of tbe ore was made In Den ver with such elaborate results that the old Sparrow-hawk or Marlon mine was brought out of a $40,000 or (50,000 indebtedness and put on a divi dend paying basis. Tbe formation at Mercur ia very similar to the region abont Johannesburg In South Alrlcn, except thut the Camp Floyd ore bodies are larger and richer Geologists and mineralogists differ as to the origin and forma tion of theore body, some claiming three dis tinct gold-bearing veins while others seem to favor tbe 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 $16.00 in gold to the ton, while some assays run Into tbe hundreds mark. "With the aid of the cyanide process this ore is mined and milled at an average cost of $2 50 to $3.00 per ton, leaving a profit of $12.00 te $12,50 per ton. On tbiBbasis the mine has. in the year jnst passed, paid dividends to the extent ot $300, 000. Tbe adjoining properties, the Golden Uate, Marlon and Ueyser are equally as rich. The vein or veins have already been traced from the clus ter of mines at Mercur, to Sunshine, a distance of six miles, where the Hunnhine mine and mill, another large property. Is located, together with numerous claims of less magnitude. In tbe Mer cur mine alone 200,000 tons of ore are now blocked out, with an average value of $14.00 per ton, making a total value of $2,800,000; the Gol den Gate is able to show 100,000 tons of higher value than tbe 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 Mercnr and far to tbe south are uncovering ot the same vein, then there is strong evidence that the great deposit covers an area of from 100 to 150 square miles. It is hardly supposable that all portions of the vein will yield profitable values, although thnt Is the belief of many, but It is quite within the ramie 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 tan, can be mined and milled at a handsome profit, there can be no question but that the Camp Floyd district w.l yet be one of the largest gold-producing camps In the world. uwing wi me mildness oi tne climate, prospect- J ing can be conducted at all seasons of the year. nH at. (h. nw... . -.Ifl. wl.H. i- ... . " - ' " (" " . i. 1 1 lui iikuivu, nui , in us ing a one at many points iu tbe district, suit of this work will show Itself during ing year in the opening of the oie bodies Ions localities throughout the district oers oi claims tnat are now mere prospect uuuuuuinii.v uecome paying mines in the near future. 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 ) best reached via the Klo Grand Western Hallway to Salt Lake City. For further particulars o'r for printed matter apply to F, A. WADLK1GH, Geseral Passenger Aavnt, Rio Grande We tern Railway, Salt Lake City. The re-fl the coin-i fs In var 1 , and num. T swill 1 1 A.