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May C 1897
THE NRRUASKA lNL)fc.lJ.iNU.Nl
a rAlROF PLAYERS
By VIOLA '2QSEBOB(y.
Copyright, 1896, by the Author
Mrs. Mason was surely rigtit m Bay
ing Cassias was lie t like other boys.
He wag a good looking, well made lit
tle "ellow, but it seemed an if ui must
belong to some race or nationality of
wnifb I had seen no other specimen, i
His sn: Mb, oval face and bright, dark !
eyes were not effeminate if he did have
quick, mincing little ways and feminine
accompJwhments. He had not the small
est gift for acting, but sometimes hi ,
ueer personality fitted small coinio
tarts fairly well, as pi most any queer
personalis, sometim I will, and as he
had a, n J-f for droll, brk f mhTyes
he migh' j p - ,a aacr' as a music
hall light V.g chance ' t.
His Blind Mf" $-ntly of the small
est, about y'"' i(e might expect in an
articulate r , ud, t, the way, be
was more like squirrel than anything;
1 1 " cj : 1 1 : 1 t. 1 1 f
cine, cxjuirrcuiatr, no was Li iniuiiug
over with energy, and his little artistic
sensibilities, limited as ' be was, were
nevertheless keen Itiid manifold. V ;
I -. V invited to Mrs. Mason's roc a
the cfext day to see some qf Cassius' em
broidery. As she always had the better
and tbkarger room, it wan used as
their 1 Jmwa sitting room, they e;
- plait j As Cassius conducted me Ve
to he was voluble in his delighted pr.:i, s
)ot nuV star and manager's last histricuio
.jiance. He had played the tit In'
role iu the "Ticket of Leave Man" the
"tiigbt before". It had indeed been so wi
ldly good as to fill me with melancholy
melancholy at the sight of so much
merit so i 11 rewarded bat pass! us view
ed it jw reflecting honor upoL alt of us ;
as wore evidence (little as more was
seeded) that we were a band of noble
I artists, superior in the nature of that
I title o aJ the slings and arrows of out-
rageou fortune. , ' . .
Jj "I tell you, itwas g?at, great good
8 enough tut any theatei in New York. J
ft tell you, I cull this a high class coinpa
jr.jr, . he cnattered away, uplifted with
reflected glory. It was triumphs such as
tbis 'hat made life sweet to him and
th 'x-sewing woman, and yet there are
pet, who imagine that the world of
artt be cheerless. ,
He "night out various bits of handi
work, 1 ,the thing I was really sum
moned , Jthold was u satin gown, cut
out, not made, and in proce jrna
mentation. It was a da... Sr jolor,
and Cantons wa? embroidering 4. em
broidering 4t pretty murS all over in
shaded yellows and orarib It was, so
far as the I i broidery went, u genuinely
carious anu beautiful piece of work, as
distinctly good as if it had come from
the hands of an uucorrupted American
Indian or an oriental ruguiaker. What
earthly use it could be in that shape un-
1 JfJ 1 tudio property was another
rprg&Lh and morn than I could guess.
IOtOvrse it belonged to Mrs. Mason,
ari sneHook' it in her thin, knotted
hands and tossed it this way and held
t it twith a gusto that showed how
I power.j was even dressmaking to kill
! her lov t finer.
- "1'bib it, for thewattean plait, and
there are the angel sleeves," she ex
plained. "It's beautiful, isn't it? Not so
much. , beautiful cither as gorgeous.
That's why I, love it so. It's what I call
dramatic dramatio color, you know.
It's the dramatic I !ve everywhere. "
I ;ihiH was not sucn a bud bit of char
acterization. Mrs. Mason, you see, in
JheJjjieof her likes, had her perceptions.
-r'f just work ,'.t it odds and ends ot
V me," CasF '.' remarked with -an as
J mniptiOi ol indifference and a reality
.f bursting pride. !"
; WVjut parts do you think it would
I nice for?" Mrs. Maron questioned. ,
There was a poser. Tho part was nev
er written that that gown, with its bar
Wic splendor of color and its common
ionveutional cut, would suit, but I
Krald not hesitate I had not the heart
If I declared it a creation fittv-d for Fe
ipra. When the d were out of my
Vmth, I felt UjJ cruelty of them. Fe
I f era was hardly a part that even these
' iiildren of hopernnld expect fortune to
throw in Mrs. 'jjlason's way. But, as
usual, I did injustice to their disinter
iested fascination with all that relates
They were charmed with my observa
tion. They looked at each other and nod
! ded. .
"There, that's Just what I saidl"
t f cried one.
' "It's just in thnspirit of Fedoral" ex-
claimed the other.
! I was glad they did not further press
the question as to where Mrs, Mason
was going to wear it.
Mrs. Muwin was not quite as devoid
of dramatio gifts an was (.'assius, but
" she might ih well have I ecu mi utter
stick for" all the good her cupacity to
MI'ill, Ht lc (( i tii'n r,t
f I a MriHM ouMrvmio ln r. Tl iui.11-r--lii
ptoft miI tii'ltiH t ri
k 11 t i.vl--r' it ! d tin m Uilli with
a Muri)i lrn t ( in m hm thai tin y
w n I w itn rtMl M'4) i f hi irnm d
rliiHt ami til, ami aliumlinly ! '
fvnid ly vtttf 1-rt'jMiltiH in Mm, Tiny
cuve niarkea uivn ouusruv
One night I was near him iu a hoU-I
dining room when tuo waiter seated
him opposite them, though you may
be sure at another tabK lie groaned as
his eye fell on them.
"Put me on ihe other side, for God's
sake," he exclaimed with tragic empha
sis, and the" to another old actor and
fellow suflerer: "I can't eat if I have
0 see tbt aniaytoov monkey and his
amaytoor ma s giddy and happy 3ver
thei. Fakirs? 1 hey ain't Jakirs. Afel-
low has to know a drop curtain from a
sewing machine to get up to being a ;
fakir: They're tioy 're worse than elo--ontionists."
Before lbn g business looked op, faint-1
ly enough, but sufficiently to permit
Mr. Leroy the luxury cf getting rid of
Mrs, Mason arid Cassius. It was against
his principles to pay anybody -anything,
but now as a measure necessary to their
dismissal and hi? own relief be turned
bia bc?k on principle and gave tbein
some .noney. x
I discovered that this gave me a fine
oppor iunity to strike for my sa'ary and j
go home 111 aid not get it now, 1
need Bfc.. jpe to, and I was ready to
comprdj, seuor cash the possibilities of
jriA. brts had a degree of success,
and I j.. uiphantly took my way back
to New York wit)- the dismissed pair.
I congratulated them upon their situa
tion. I thought them, in truth, very
Incky. ' - , ;
They accepted my view with alacrity
and volubility and were full of ingen
ious explanations of the manager's self
sacrifice in dismissing, not in paying,
them, they meant. .
I now learned the exact details of
their financial situation. They were
hardly reassuring to my-sieptieal mind,
bat the pair I always thought of them
as thi pair did not themselves take a
dismal view of their case. A hundred
dollars of the memorable $400 was still
in bank. , Tbis fact filled me with ad
miring wonder, especially I when consid
ered tbe purchase 'of that wine colored
satta and the accompanying cartload of
embroidvy ilks.' But if they indulged
in some remarkable extravagances it is
plain, you see, that they were, in the
main, most frugal, and they had had an
energy and a, lack in wresting' money
from managers at which I never ceased
to marvel. ;
I speak of one financial revolution ;
there was but one. They had a purse in
common, as if they were, living in an parture that Mrs. Mason came to see
ancient romance. Tbey were blind in me about this same business,
the modern view that this is a" greater j , j jVst wanted to speak to you a
straiu than friendship can stand., ' ' minute,'' 'she "said, with embarrassed
Arrived in New York they took rooms hesitancy, sitting down before me. The
in neighboring lodging houses on South get bad an expression of half business.
Washington nare for it happened j The red and white paint was height
they could not find what they wanted in enei - jn eeet by a coquettish white
either one alone and once having seen veii, and her speech was more broken
the possibility of . establishing them- by coughing than usual
wives ;near something green it was , 't'a about Cassius," she, continued
highly characteristic) of them, inborn atUr some' encouragement "about
cockneys though they were, that nothing yoa jet him have your watch. Oh, it
else would do, , 1 seems dreadful, but be did .need tbe
Then, with an oil stove, a coffeepot, money 1 Only, Miss Addington, I must
a Btewpan and eight dishes, belongings j teH yoa i'm afrai,i CassiUii did not tell
that had seen service before and were ' you qujte tbe truth about that money,
taken out of storage, they sit up what I know bc'Jl pay it back, but I wish
is known t the initiated as light house- ne'i said what was just so about what
keeping. ; ; ;.: . he wanted wkb it. Cassius is good; he
Despite the woman's failing health, has no bad habits, but he doesn't al
her dragging step and her cough, they ways think it's wrong to fell things
were ittil, as Mr. Leroy had so bitter- that are not exactly so, audldo. Ican't
ly complained, giddy and happy. To stand it He didn't want it for a trunk,
have freedom, freedom to talk about the j He wouldn't tako any we had. He said
theater as much as they liked, with there was oo little for me to be left
bono to make them, afraid, to be in a with, and he might die, or something.'
town lull ot DiUDoaras, eeemea to au
their crp. x
Cassius, during our journey and in the r
burly burly of arrival, had proved him
self possessed of great gifts as a courier,
fcifts that he exercised not only for
Aunt Maggie .and himself, but for me
as well. I expected to stay in town all
summer, and he had given me invaluable
aid in re-cstablit-hing myself. He hud run
errands and driven nails and hung pic
tures and hounded trades people iu
short, he laid me under great obligations
in taking much of the worst of life off
It was all done out of simple good
ness of heart and pleasure iu exercising
his powers, and of course my relations
with himself and Mrs. Mnson were now
fixed. Soon they came to me for a grav
consultation. They were thinking ot.
eking out this income by seeking posi
tions as stage supernumeraries supes
was the word used in our conversation.
The point was, Did I think this course,
if most secretly managed, would hurt
their profesKonul position and prospects?
Their professional position and pros
pects! I didn't think it wouid.
Then it ain out tunc tho thing was
alreudy done they were engaged for a
new piece. It was to bo adorned with
an exceptionally accomplished mob, mid
they were to bo part of the mob. Now,
at the last, Hieir fears for the c herished
professional position &iiu ;iiui hud
mado them hesitate. ,
l I brought up my eld argument Mid
said I thought the limb would add to
their experience, mid, as before, they
rapturously argurd that that was the
View to take,
"Daly puts his extra ptoplu on the
list of bis company," Curium informed
j me, with great natiNfartiou. "Thestajje
i manager is going to take jnt a much
' paiim with thw mob a with the U10
other atloN," il Mic Mau, Muni
; bltng over ih" chance of denying tlniu-
cive thft Moved title, ,
I 1 thought to inywlf I hut tin. would
eerMiiilT bavit to tuku a gVat ileal
more. The put. tin d ni l tie l to m
liifu'ini d ll. ut "u " ati not Uutt)y
brilliant, and I Mln ttd, fuitht r, lint if
, tho imhI f my frirm! did li:l lu t.ir
aiM rvti tlietr ditxrviuiii Un it tupi ttiT
qualitli might xitly win tlii iu !
tiaUtt goixl will,
Their IwkUiat sovereign tm K in
all thiiigd thtilcil m mill mum
ii(ly g, 'I I if i! 111 umI ftr I'M women
M "enrra di" l Cdiittiumly kiiihII,
li.dn.l. I'Ut Mt a ' (. ;u mv, pll Mru
r bMliHt, and ut tu h a veiy sw II
Itiolt a lii w to lt tab ut mutt luv
ttiw mirti (a thlti, (r lt rfw a
nlwo lti I'amiua and Mr, MuM'ii
must by ronparison.De euiled Calented.
My bext bopt wiTe more than met
An astute creature, half manager, half
newspaper niun, saw my pair and dis
covered tluit he had a use f CasttiuM.
He was about to teek public favor ior a
show of his own (he afterward adver
tised it on the billboards by the way,
as having no plot and no literary
merit). This show was a careful com
pound of burlesque, horse play and vari
ety bnsineH, and Cassius' antics in the
mob disclosed juRt the qualities of move
ment wanted for a "part" in "The
Kicking Kitten. " The part was that of
a make believe toy manikin, a toy that
should display its activities to the audi
ences of the future only when properly
wound np. The, proprietor of "The
Kicking Kitten" was a perceiving per
This feat of going when wound np
and stopping when run down was exact
ly the kind of being Cassius could shine
j in, and, proud as if he were to star in
Hamlet, Cassius soon announced bis
engagement and devoted his leisure to
studying and imitating the movements
of the mechanical toys exhibited on
Fourteenth street pavements. Tho new
piay ((jod Bllve tbe )ttrk) was to be
tried on a dog the phraso is technical
in a summer tour. Two days before
his departure as one of its attractions
Cassius came to see me. He wore a curi
ously familiar air of combined fear and
friendliness, and, sure enough, ha pres
ently asked me to lend him 1 10. He
said be had a chance to get, if he got it
that night, a $20 trunk for $10. He was
td leave Monday morning. He must pack
his things on Sunday. He could not get
tbe trunk without the money. He needed
it greatly. He and Aunt Maggie had not
so much in the house, and ho was afraid
to go away and leave her with any less
than she had uny way. Ho had just heard
of and seen the trunk within the last
It was unnecessary to say so much.
I had received too many small kind
nesses from him to refuse him his
money if I had it. But I had it not. Ali
my money was iu bauk, and until Mon
day morning I was practically penni
less. A very little reflection, however,
showed me a way to the, desired end.
I had the resources of experience. I
had been both practically and positively
penniless before. Pawnshops are not
closed at 8 e-'clock on a Saturday night,
though banks ure. I gave him my watch
and told him to get his $10.
it was oh the Monday of Cassius' de-
uo needed a lot of little things areaa
1 wive hitnmu wttU'h.
fully, but I wish he'd told you all about
It And now, Miss AC Ji.igtou, I Pan pay
you that money, mid wo can get your
watch right off. Yes, I caiu mid I feel
an if I'd rather. It isn't as if you'd
known just what you were doing when
jou gave it to him. "
With nil her fondues for Cousin it
was useless to try to make Mrs. Mason
share my surprised admiration of his
shrewdness, his knowledge of human
nature 111 asking mo to help him to a
bargain, and getting all my feminine
prejudices 011 his side, instead of Kim
ply appealing to my reasonable grati
tude and benevolence with the less dra
matio foci of tbe cat', but I wus sue
ci niiful in pt rmiadiiig her to bnvo uih
OnMtiui' cnuitor. ..
It wai to n clear that Mm. M wiiu'n
nhuro of the luck m often rferred to
ktvl de rtttl lu r.
'llie pl.iy eoiixtrucltd 11 round tho mob
wu wiiliiiruwii, uiel, a I feared,
finiinl no further demand for "extra"
belli of In r '. Mte vunl t.. Mt iiittt
If only iliu Mini tfiiwn hi ri li. i1k l In
IhuuKhl lni miKlit K l ilttH 1 11 ita
lmrlt. Ai (Wiu Jil tukeii VMttoua
iiimll p irn f llu U l ivi il gaiuunt to
eiiitnuin- ruuruig ma wtiuciMis
luml.rii l'vii and lVmhi rolUd
Into oiMs thi tiallucliniiioit w sufe
trm tiide il Atnn lion, ami I b.nl iml
ti nc h in aUcit i iiiuriinrf IU I aw
II w eiiifoittiia'-
Whoa tiltou ot cwti,tt a (''r
cahdy tUrt,an KuaraatnnklOv'J'W
WEEKLY CROP BULLETIN.
Furnitbed by tba Govtrcmtnt Crop and
Lincoln. Nebr., April 27, 1897
The temperature has been 80 above
tbe normal iu the southwestern section;
in tbe rest of the state it has varied from
1 to 39 below tbe normal. Heavy
frosts occurred on tbe 28tb 29th and
The rainfall has been above the nor
mal in tbe southeastern section and be
low the normal in other sections.
Plowing for corn bas made good pro
gress iu all portions of the state the
past week. Corn plantitig has beguu in
all sections and considerable com bas
beea planted in a few of the southern
counties. Generally, however, little
corn has been planted yet. Spring wheat
is up and a good stand. Outs are coin
ing up nicely. Alfalfa has been badly
winter killed except iu the western sec
tions. Peach, apple, plum and cherry
trees am in bloom. The frost probably
injured fruit, very little if at all.
REPORT BY COUNTIES.
SOUTH WKSTEItN BKCTIOJi.
Butler Wheat and oats looking well;
plowing for corn begun; fruit blossom
ing but not so full mt usual.
Cass Corn planting commenced; wheat
nod oats growiug nicely; apple, peach
and plum trees in bloom.
ClaySmall graiu and pastures doing
well; cousiderabltt corn around plowed;
nmecorn planted; fruit prospects good.
Fillmore 1'lowing lor corn in progress;
wheat and oat coming np; full wheat
doing fairly well; some potatoes up.
Gage Oats, spring what and rye
looking fine; corn planting begun; grass
growing slower than usual.
Hamilton Spring and fsH wheat and
oats looking . well; prospects for fruit
. Jefferson Not much corn planted;
ground too wet out! cold.
Johnson But little advance either in
farm work or vegetation during the
past week; perhaps a little corn planted.
Lancaster Corn and oats are doing
well; winter wheat is poor and a good
part of it is being plowed up. '
Nemaha Outs ntd grass growing fast;
ome corn being plunted; peach, cherry
und plum trees In full bloom.
Nucholls Oats up and growing nicely;
pastures green; fruit trees in bloom;
corn plaintihg delayed by wet weather.
Otoe Ground nearly ready for corn
und a few planting; winter wheat is
up ; some alfalfa killed. ; .
Pawnee Oats coining up well and
wheat blooming; rain has delayed corn
planting: patures getting good.
Folk All small grain looks well; the
hulk of the plowing for corn yet to be
done; fruit trees in bloom. ;. .
Richardson Some - corn plnnted.liut
generally too wet; small greiu iu good
condition; fruit trees in bloom.
Saline Most of the corn ground ready
11 nd some corn planted; fruit trees have
blossomed very full, . . . ,
maunders v neat ana oats an sown
and up in most oases; plowing for corn
in full progress.
Seward Work is being pushed as fast
us weather will permit; all smalt grain
looks goon; Iruit trees in bloom.
Thayer Considerable corn planted trie
latter part, of the week.
York Wheat, rye, and gross growing
finely; plowing for com hits made good
progress; no apparent damage by frosts.
v NOUTHEASTEItN SECTION.
Antelope Small grain up and looks
well; plowing for com1 well under whv
and some, corn planted; grass growing
slowly. ' ;
Boyd Wbat- sown; plowing for corn
Burt Flowing well advanced and
some corn planted; grassps stood winter
well except alfalfa which is in b,ad shape.
Cedar Small grain coming up nicely;
plowing for corn in full bjast; grass from
4 to 6 inches high.
Cuming Rye, wheat and oats grow
ing nicely; heavy frosts. f
Dixon Small grain all in; some plow
ing for corn. r
Dodce Considerable corn ground pre
pared but some fields too wet to work;
pastures in good shape.
Douglas considerable plowing has
been done this week. . .
Holt Rye from 8 to 12 inches high;
plowing for corn in progress; killing
frosts on 28th and 29th. .
Madison Wheat and oats good stand;
rye looking splendid; alfalfa all winter
killed; plowing for corn progressing rap
idly. Pierce Small grain in fine shape it is
up and doing well; plowing for corn well
Platte Spring wheat looks fine; oats
mostly in the grouod; alfalfa almost a
total failure; plowing for corn fairly be
Sarpy I'lowiug for corn just begun;
there will be a large increase in acreugo
of listed corn; apple trees in bloom.
Thurston Plowing for corn has be
gun in earnest.
Washington Whent looks well but
growing slowly; frosts on 29th and SOth
but no damage; plowing for corn begun.
Roone Small grain and pastures
doing splendidly; plowing for corn Iming
pushed rapidly; fruit not damaged by
Buffalo Spring wheat generally looks
well; ground in good snap and plowing
for corn programing- rapidly.
Cuter Sr.all grain coming up and
growing finely; rnrti planting just begun;
larne acreage ot small grain sown.
iiirnn Some corn planted and
plowing pmKrtfMiug wll.
(irw-ley HihuII urnin montly in and
plowing for corn begun; many pot a torn
planted, imiit spring town grain up,
Hall Small grain look flue; plowing?
for corn ten day twhtnd; anm corn
planted; olnlnr inolly planted.
Howard r'armr buy plowing tor
corn; eouia alfalfa winter killed, wheel
coming out luirj priii eropa look well,
Merrick Spring wheat and early n
oau up nirvli; rye ami alta'fa looking
On; litil corn planted.
Nanee Wheat eptoutisg nlVj; tome
plowing for rr.
ftheruian Small grain doing well,
plowing fur eora making good pronrmia;
afw nsve fowtimiHvd planting ittra,
ValVr-Xmail g-ratn and !ok
lag Wll, Otll Bed AliM be lb
plaiiWw, ksmii ttririly tale,
ot TU,AT1H nrio,
A dew flowing for curt la pro iwwa,
Cwasn Cra aa4 potato filiating go
i4 ; wUat a4 oats lovk good, hmt4
lrM Ike mta.
Dondy Spring wheat doing weil
winter wheat very thin; oats coming up
nicelv; corn planting in full blaat.
rrankhn Stalk cutting and plowtno
for corn being pushed; some corn plant
ed; alfalfa and small irrain doing finely.
Frontier Small gram looking fine;
alfalfa growing nicely.
rurnos torn planting has been com
menced by many; riltaifa is flue and will
soon be ready for tiret cutting.
Harlan Alfalfa i over a foot biab;
some corn planted.
Hitchcock Small grain up, looks well;
corn planting begun; all tbe potatoes
plunted; small grain looks well..
Kearney torn ground more than ball
plowed; some corn planted; small grain
doing well; frost injured fruit some.
Lincoln Grain doing well; corn slant-
inur in good headway.
I'erkim- Smnll grain coming up well;
corn planting. begun.
rhelpg r ruit trees In bloom; grass
growing slowly; somecorn planted; small
grain never looked better.
Red Willow Grass, wheat, and rye are
doing well; netirly every tnrmer has
started, planting corn; p .stures good. .
WfcSTKItN AND NORTHWESTERN SECTIONS.
Cherry Gross backward; rain needed;
frost every night.,
Keith Wheat up, looks good; corn
Keya Paha Wheat j
yand oats about
Kimball Small grain all sown and
sdrne up; rn in needed.
Logan Lariy sowu wheat up and
Roek Wheat coming up; some corn
planted; pastures good.
ricotts liiuff Large acreage 01 small
grain and alfalfa sown; plowing for corn
iu progress, but none plauted yet.
Tnomns Grass starting: stock doing
well on the range.
G. A. LOVELANI),
Section Director, Lincoln, Neb.
JOHN'S FESTIVE IDEA
Dot It Dlicouraged the Voung
Who m Teaching lllm.
A clever girl, who would make a
sensation in society If fate had been a
little more kind to her in a material
wsy, lives on a side street and is a
constant source of amusement and
joy to her little circlo of friends. She
is poor; she is compelled to turn and
return her gowns; trim and re trim
her bonnets and niakj all sorts of lit
tie sacrifices, and all because fate de
creed that her father should be a
quiet, unambitious, conscientious,
dreaming sort of a fellow, instead of
a bustling, raoney-in ikinsr, successful
merchant. This girl amuses herself
with all sorts of things that other
girls seldom think of. Her latest ex
ploit is a class of Chinamen, Into
whose wooden heads she is endeavor
ing to inject a faint Idea of the limita
tions of the English language and in
cidentally the Christian religion.
In her class on a recent Sunday,
alie was giving Ching Pol an object
lesson on the wonderful creations of
"See, Ching," she said, "see this
beautiful rose. Goi made this rose.
He made it to look pretty and smell
sweet "God made nil things, Ching.
He made you and He made me. Now,
tell me, Ching, who made the rose?"
Ching grinned and, said. "God;
e makee lose." , '
"That's right, Ching Now, why
did He make the rose?"
"He makee lose to look pletty an.!
mlle tweet!'. .. . V
"That's right Who made you,
Ching?" . .., - ' .. . 0
"God makee me," replied Ching.
He makee me to look pletty and
smellee sweet" ' ' 1
She is endeavoring to teach the
Chinamen a few other things, but
will lot personal similes with the rose
rest for awhile. , 1 ,
OUR. FIRST ADMIRAL.
A PropotaU Monumunt to Kink Hopkln
1 of l'rorldenca.
' " Patriotic Rhode Islanders propose
to erect a monument at Providence to
Commodore - Ezek Hopkins. This
worthy was born on his father's
farm at Chapumiscook, now Chopmist,
Scituate, R. L, April 23. 1713. When
the seven years' war broke out in
175(1 he went out in one of his vessels
as a privateer captain and returned
td Providence with a valuable Spatish
vessel, which he renamed the Desire
in honor of his wife.
The first official service he rendered
in the revolution was as the com
mander of a bitttury of six eighteeo
pounders erected on Fox Hill, over
looking Providence harbor, in the
bummer of 1775.
L'pon the organization of the "con
tinental navy" he was appointod by
congress "commander-in-chief " Dec,
it, 1775. He was relieved of his mili
tary command In Rhode island and
Immediately proceeded to Phila
delphia in the sloop Katy with 100
men specially enlisted for naval
On Feb. 17, 177n. he sailed from
Delaware bay with a squadron of
eight vessels, and conducted the mio
ceful Nasau expedition. John
Paul Jones vai a lieutenant uuder
Adams who, until his bitch with the
marine e-uiunltteu of conretia, was
HiktMr-N'ow, tinoderfosH, ditbk or
Tenderfoot IWl thtwt. sir. tV
IiigBttaf -Thtt mvm me a rtrtrUi
-the tuni kill I'm fftr
.! the fr'rrniii l..u,vlT
CALTHOS f ikU i,c,. i
IriMtl mmiMiite that Cai.ihiii ei
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Ctt ll Ht pay ftatvM.
VON MOHL CO.. 3 4 3.
or maka of ,ump
imwlnd milt. and grind all kinds of
train. A wondarful machine. wAlto
nt.nafa.Hnw ot Weal Wind M ill.
i. B. WING EH, ttatlesR. CHICAGO.
NO. . KIRKPATttlt'l,
Anornsy and Scli:it:r.
la the bat 10 rvach tb
New Gold Fields
in ihi Black Hills
Tall at OHIoa for Valuable Information.
1. K. HKLDIMJ, City Ticket Aft.,
117 South 10th St., tlncoln.
& PACIFIC RY.
Gives you tbe choice of TWO ROUTES,
one via Colorado and tba Scenic Un, .
and the other via our Texas Line and,
tbe Southern Pacific.
Our Texas Line is much quicker than
any other line through to
' . : . FOR
ROCK ISLAND EXCURSIONS
Vrvthe most popular, and carry the
largest business of any California Root.
Thin Hignifles tbat yon get tba beat at
ten 1 ion and receive the best service. Tba
.owext rate tickets to California ara
available pa these excursions.
Don't start on trip to California until
1011 get our Tourist Folder, containing
hap showing route and all information.
,'or rate and innervations apply to any
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JOIIM KKIIAKTIAN, G.P.A.
Do you know that In these hard 1 1 fees a
lection of country fifty miles sqnara
sailed the Itlnck Ildlx, has more rnalerial
pnmwrity than any other place of the 1
lame xize yon can nientiou? H 000,000
wH tin lMUU gohl product one-sixili of
the eui irw niiiuiiiit troduced In the United
State. Late taat fall, new discoveries
were made that will largely increase the
product. A aooo bm the snow goes off
proapecting will be renewi'd viiforoualy ,
at the new field. There will be found A
chancH for men with limited means, aa
(rood ore Is found at grnaa roots, and
money en 11 be obtained for development
from wile of ore hm noon aa hey begin
work. Yon cm get valuable Informa
tion reicuMIng tbe new irold diwnoveriea
by calliiitf on A, S. Fielding, 117 South
Tenth St.. Lincoln, Neb, ( -
To tbe warm, but still bracing at
mosphere of the Gulf statws, tour-
' iats and pleasure seekers are fast
learning that the delightful winter
resorts in this part of Mississippi,
Alabama and Florida are the only
places to spend tbe cold and bleak
The Mobile &
The favorite north and south short
line has placed on sale at all points
north of the Ohio river, ticket at
low rates to all "winter tourist"
points in the south.
Tickets will be on sale daily until
April SOth, 1887, end will Ik. lim
ited to June 1st, 1897, and passen
gers will be allowed to atop over
at points south of the Ohio river.
For information regarding rates,
tickets, time tables etc., apply to
any railroad ticket agent, or to
John Q. Mann, General Manager,
Mobile, Alabama, or E, K. Posey
General Passenger Agent.
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