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THE NEBRASKA INDEPENDENT-
Novcinbor 23, 1800.
g BIG MONEY IN BIRDS ft
A TALE OF HEZEKIAH SHARP'S GREAT BUSI
NESS VENTURE IN TURKEYS. ! .
BY MARTIN JOHNSON, ...
COPYRIGHT, 1899, BY MARTIN JOHNSON.
"liezctlah Slmrp la In every soune of
the word the unique character in Kant
Tilbury townBhlp. He is a recluse In
Bome ways, and yet he cannot be prop
erly called one, for he does not shun
the companionship of his fellows, nor
does be condemn the various conven
tions of society which they are aceun-
torued to ob
serve, lie cele
brates every hol
iday with as
much fervor as
Jany of his neigh
bors uud looks
(day as eagerly
as any school
boy iu the conn-
V mm neat that belt
I of timber laud
in unnRirn them cake-known as the
fully. Ten Wile woods
and makes a comfortable living by per
sistent hunting and desultory forming
and poultry raising. Ho lives quite
alone and always enjoys his Thauks
givlng dinners in the same company.
Last spring he went into turkey rais
ing on rather a large scale considering
the limitations of his farm. The chicks
gave him no end of trouble, but he
nursed them carefully through the
'"pip" stage and other ills that young
turkeys are heir to and succeeded In
bringing through a comparatively large
flock that suggested many future
But the proximity of the woods set
the primeval blood tingling iu the
ns wild as hawks, he managed to catch
a glimpse of theiu every few days. All
hope of domesticating them was gone;
but, at any rate, they would be excel
lent sport for the fall shooting, and he
could sell them In the county town at a
higher price than the tame birds.
The recreant flock, not knowing the
designs that were harbored against
them, grew plump and fat on this wild
life, and "many a time and oft" did
Ilezeklah hear their exultant gobble,
gobble, coming from the depths of the
woods. One day, while listening to
their cries of defiance, It dawned upon
him that the ammunition he would
have to . buy. before he could place big
eat into the
profits, so he de
cided that some
one else would
have to put up
and as lie wa a
man of some re
sources he soon
hit u p o n n
scheme for Ac
I here was a
crowd of dudi's bhot that was
in the county mood.
town about V miles off who considered
themselves knowing hunters, and he
would work a little game to have thein
shoot his turkeys and then pay him
well for doing It. j
lie began operations the third week
before Thanksgiving by spending four
or five days hunting in the part of the
rather close to my shanty lately, I
think I'll knock a few of them off."
Ilezeklah got some shot that was
"Just as good" and returned home to
await developments. ,
The following Monday morning he
got up early, concealed himself in the
woods and waited. It was not "long
till be heard a couple of shots close to
where he knew the flock was feeding,
ile rushed over to the spot, gun in
hand, and came upon two of the dude
sportsmen Joyfully comparing a couple
of fine birds. He angrily accused them
of shooting his fowls, and threatened
to have them arrested.
"But," protested tbo two, "they're
wild. We shot them in the woods."
"Shot them in the woods, did you?"
yelled Ilezeklah. "You're a smart set,
ain't you? Come over here, and I'll
show you the coops I raised them in."
There was nothing else to do. They
went to the shanty, Hezeklah, fuming
all the way and vowing what he would
do. There was no louger;any doubt
about the identity of the birds. The
coops were there as a proof of it Then
the two offered to pay a dollar each for
the turkeys, but Hezeklah would have
none of their money. He would have
the law on them and teach such know
nothings a lesson about killing other
people's turkeys. Finally he reluctant
ly conent?d t? take $5 each for the
birds fud say 1)0 more about It.
T!ie two sports went back to town,
not to warn others of the danger, but
to boaKt of their prowess. True, they
hnd paid well for their sport, but it
was not their place to publish Bucb a
thing. Besides, there were some other
fellows la town that they would like
to see taken In.
Next duy Ilezeklah was kept busy
holding up the unsuspecting crack
shots from town. Each man paid his
hush money nnd went home a poorer
but a more enlightened hunter.
Every day the flock got thinner and
thinner, and the old sock in Hezekiah's
shanty grew more corpulent according
ly. Before the week was over the rem
nants of the flock hovered so close to
the shanty that even a city hunter
would not think of calling them wild.
Hezeklah now thinks that there is
nothing on earth that will beat turkeys
for making money, and this year his
Thanksgiving will be one of unadulter
Not Radical Enough
The Jones campaign in Chio more
nearly represented the Henry George
campaign for the mayorality of New
York than any other in our recollection
None of the . intelligent supporters of
Jones believed that he would accomplish
much, even were he elected governor of
unio ana no snrewa student of polities
among those supporters, believed that
he could be elected. The great maioritv
of those who voted for Jones did so in
protest against existing economic condi
tions. The returns indicate that more
of his votes were drawn from the demo
cratic than from the republican Dartv.
although Jones has hitherto been affil
iated with the latter organization. From
this we can properly draw the couclu
sion that radical as is the democratic
organization compared with what it was
six years ago, it is not yet radical enough
ior uiousnnaH or lis supporters, ana that
in order to hold its ground it must grow
more and more radical. It also indi
cated that many thousands of democrat
ic voters will not; in the future, be
satisfied with platform declarations,
when candidates are not nominated who
do not fully represent them. This was
the case in Ohio, for John R. McLean,
aimougn a iew years ago ne would have
been termed a radical democrat, has not
kept step with the advance of his party.
Treason to Faith
He is guilty of high treason against
the faith who fears the result of any in
vestigation, whether philisophical or
scientific or historical. And, therefore,
nothing should be more welcome than
the extension of knowledge of any and
every kind; for every increase in our nc
cuumulations of knowledge thrown fresh
light upon these the real problems of
our day. If geology proves to us that
we must not interpret the first chapters
of Genesis literally; if historical investi
gation shall show us that inspiration,
however it may protect the doctrine, yet
was not empowered to protect the, nara
tive of the inspired writers from occa
sional inaccuracy; if careful criticism
shall prove that there have been occa
sional interpolations and forgeries in
that book, as in many others, the results
should stitl be welcome.
Even the mistakes of careful and rev
erent students are more valuable now
than truth held in unthinking acquies
cence. The substance of tho teaching
which we derive fr3m the Bible will not
be really effected by anything of this
sort, while its hold upon the minds of
bolieveri and its power tostir the depths
of the f pirit of man, howeer much
weakend at first, must be immeasureably
strengthened in the end by clearing
away any blunders which may have
been fastened upon it by human inter
pretation. Edwnrd Everett Hale.
Use Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup at once
for bronchitis and grippoi It has stood
the test and is positively a reliable rem
edy. Life is too short to experiment
with new co-called "sure cures. Bulls
Cough Syrup rosts but 25 cts,
TAKING UP "THE WHITE MAN'S BURDEN."
young chicks' veins, and they yearned
for the liberty of bygone days the
days when their untamed progenitors
wandered at will through the woods
with a future that held not the slight
est hint of Thanksgivings. In less than
a week their wild nature had asserted
itself, and the whole flock forsook the
quiet of the farmyard for the liberty of
the Ten Mile woods'. It was "a rever
sion to type" that would have delight
ed Parwlu and was not so very sur
prising in view of the fact that it Is but
short time since
II rst domesticat
was in no way
a delight to Ilez
and he did not
hesitate to say
what he thought
of turkeys In
general. The in-
ratltude of the
him even more
maok tub fockst UK- than the loss of
VKUBKUATK. thein, To U,,nk
that for months he had coaxed and
coddled nnd spoon fed them until they
were able to do for themselves and
then they had turned from him like
this! It was too much.
However, he determined to keep an
eye on them, and, although 'tbey were
19 W2 h k.
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woods remotest from his shanty. Ev
ery day he made the forest reverber
ate to tne reports of tils double barrel
ed shotgun. The
was doing u
good deal of
shooting, but as
he never at any
time gave any
account of his
kills and had
told no o io of
his scheme noth
ing was suspect
ed. If the truth
were told. Hpkp.
coNSKNuen to tarr m-Kkiah neither
dollars racu. kiilfd nor In
tended to kill anything that week. The
ouly result of all his bluster and noise
was that the turkeys shunned the far
Hide of the woods and began to habl
tnte that part nearest to his shanty.
But this was Just what Hezeklah
At the end of the week he drove to
the county town and. going Into the
leading guusinith's. asked for a couple
of pounds of turkey shot
"Why. that's something we're never
asked for aiiy more." said the gun
smith In surprise. "What are you go
ing to do with It. Mr. Sharp Y'
"Oh." replied Hezeklah Iu a careless
sort of way, "there's a flock of wild
turkeys drifted Into the Teu Mile wood,
and, as they've been coming round
I wantrd tome laughing urchin to carv
Me into the form of ." man.
That, taken for one of the rarer race.
I might get a Miit the cook on my face
"Ti only tuch morula who can.
But here muxt I languish, deep iu th dough.
And atnimer and ainle and die.
No I 1 hare future beyond the pan. ,
1 ytt will get "Into the form o! a man,"
For here bt comn nvw (or the ptc.
t . . . . J- . Cm.
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In charge of each excursion party is
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Cars leave Omaha, St. Joseph. Lincoln
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Anti-Fly Dope, to koep off flies on horses
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Lowest Dries Draff Store) In Lincoln. Neb.
20 rears erperienca th Drug Business. That
FUN IE OPERA HOUSE, 12th and O 8TO.
The first critical period in a
woman's life comes at the pass
ing of her girlhood. How to
preserve the daughter's health
at this crisis is the problem
that confronts every mother of
girls. Mrs. J. M. Riggs, of Car-
terville, Mo., solved the prob-
lem. She says :
"My daughter Josie during the winter
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in health. She was thin and pale, had
no appetite, and was so weak that she
was uuable to walk to school. Those who
knew her condition said that she was in
the first stages of consumption. Shortly
after school closed, on the advice of a
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liams' Pink Pills for Pale People. The
effect on her condition was marvelous.
Before she had taken half a box her
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she was entirely well.
"She took three bottles of the pills
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her life." Mks. J. M. Riugs.
Subscribed and sworn to before
me, a Notary Public, this 15th day of
October, 1898. Wm. Wolcott,
From the Journal, Oartcrville, Mo.
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EVERY WEEK ON THURSDAY AT 6 P.M.
The Burlington have a Pullman Tourist
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of a double berth is but $5.00.
City Ticket Office
Corner loth and O Streets.
' Telephone 335.
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