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SEPTEMBER 21. 1893
THE ALLIANCE -IN DEPENDENT.
t MATIOXAL . . . . V
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rt BUSINESS COLLCGC.
it. . A. BLXfl., KaJtsaS Cm, Ho.
Meat Practical Boiqmm Collar tn the
West. Shorthand. Typewriting, Book
keeping and Telegraphy. Shorthand
by Mall. Three leesons free. Send lor
our SPECIAL SUMJ1EB OFFER.
UY "DIRECT FROM FACTORY" BEST
At WHOLES ALB PRICES, Delivered Free.
; For Houses, Barns. Boofs, aU colors. A SAVE
Middlemen 'a proflu. In una M years. En
Parsed by Orange & Farmers' Alliance. Low
tires will surprise you. Write (or samples.
0. W. 1NGERSOLL, sa Plymouth St., Brook
lyn. N. Y.
FURNAS : COUNTY : HERD
Hojstein : Cattle !
A few Extra GOOD September Pigs,
and s No. 1 butter bred bull, yearling,
-registered for sale. Prices right.
3 And Upward
Pit like wax.
Wear like iron.
Send for samples and rules for self-measurement.
Lincoln PAiiTS co.,
. 1223 O Street
EXCELSIOR HOME BAKER AND ROASTER.
The best vavlnir investment for a bouse wife.
Nona Kenulne without brass flttlnn) our latest
Improved style, is a solid make, has deep flange
strong bat high grate, and closes perfectly tight
saves aa per cent nutritious elements, rm: de
scriptive circulars on application. I also man
ufacture the "New Success" stove mat and the
Famous Frying Pan. etc. AGENTS WANTED
in every county, in the u. t). Ada reus,
CHARLfcS SCHULTHEIS8, 40 N Main St,
uouncu Hiung jowa.
HIGH CARNIVAL AT ST. LOUIS.
THE METROPOLIS OF THE MIS
SISSIPPI VALLEY AGAIN
Programme of Fall Festivities That For
Brilliancy and Variety Outshines the
Carnival Cities of the Old World.
Paris, the most magnificent city on
either continent, has for ages held the
proud title of "the premier, carnival
city of the world." However during
the last ten or twelve years an Ameri
can rival of no mean pretensions has
contested for that high honor, and to
day St. Louis holds what Paris so re
luctantly relinquished, the title of "the
carnival city of the two continents."
Not content with the successful exhi
bitions of previous years, the Autum
nal Festivities Association has arranged
a programme for 1893 that in brill
iancy and variety Fill be difficult to im
prove upon. The first of the great
attractions, the St. Louis Exposition,
will throw Its doers open to the public
September 6th and continue until i)it.
21st. The world-renowned Sous'
Band has been engaged Jay the manage
ment, which in itself Is a sufficient in
ducement to crowd the magnificent
building during the concert.
Special attention has been paid to the
Ktreet Illust rious, and on the evening
, Aogutt ixtn. 17th, zitn, and 31st,
September 7 tb, 14th, 21st and 28th, and
Jatober 3d, 5th, 12th and 19tb, the moat
magnificent dbulav vet attemotod will
'reel the eye of the fortunate visitor,
tflectrlelly playing a prominent part.
The evenloj of October 3d the Veiled
Prophet and bis followers will parade
through the principal thoroughfares,
and Immediately after the grvst ball
which ba received considerable pro
minence throughout the world, will be
The 3.14 great 8t Louis Fair and
Zoological Gardens, October 2d to 7th,
will U the crowning wtk of the car
lfltl bkihkii, wis) iuDiiMuvti imm u
a t a 1 . ft , a . i
yr, ana is Known in every isna wnere
f footprints ol clviiion exist. The
JUsourl 1'aclfio Halh.ay and Iron
Mountain Unit being distinctly 8t.
Louis ltimi, and having at all tlm t'
lutcmu of the oily In mind, have mad
a rematkably low round trip rate from
all puiauoo the retire sjstxm to K
Lout and return during the feetlvltUs
For further latarrcaUoa in regard to
riua rout, limit of tickets sad for a
t'ryul the fail fisUvltk's prrtrama,
durtearvt Missouri IV'I floor Iron
Mouatal Ticket Agat la your lerrt
tory, orll.O. Toava4, 0 l and T.
Aft, ht. Lout,
Ser-a whits leaj
J-llgUO .ui, did lt not
afford makers a larger profit than
Strictly Pure White Lead.
The wise man is ntver persuaded to
boy paint that is said to be "just as
good "or 14 better" than " ,
The market is flooded with spurious
white leads. The following; analyses,
made by eminent chemists, of two of
these misleading; brands show the
exact proportion of genuine white lead
they contain :
Standard Lead Co. 8tricUy Pure Whits
Lead St. Louis."
Materials Proportions Analyzed by
Barytes 8B.88 per cent. Eegts Cbanvenet
Oxide of ZIno M.18 per cent ABro.,
White Lead fl.48 per cent Be Louis.
Less than 7 per cent, white lead.
"Pacific Warranted Purs A Whit Lead."
Materials Proportions Analyzed by
Sulphate of Lead 4.18 per cent. LedouxA.Co,
- Oxide of Zino 43.04 per cent. New York.
Barytes . 60.S8 per cent.
No white lead in it.
You can avoid bogus lead by pur
chasing any of the following brands.
They are manufactured by the " Old
Dutch'' process, and are the standards:
" Southern " "Collier V
For sals by the meet reliable dealers Is
If you are g oln to paint, It will pay yea
to send to us Tor a book containing informa
tion that may save you many a dollars it wilt
only cost you a postal card to do so.
NATIONAL LEAD CO.,
11 1 Broadway, Hew York.
; St. Louis Branch,
Claif Avenue and Tenth Strer.
UMltH, mo, rwu. u.
mm W rrtrr im m
e, m HI klafc f MU1
fold, Hint m skin.
ra. H. K. B)KLKO 4S
Sr. JOSEPH BUGGY CO.
St Joseph Buggy Co, Carriages and
Buggies at Lowest prices. Catalaguo
and price list free. 6th sad Meueanie
SU. St. Joe. Mo.
AAA will buy patents on a perfect com
tVUV blued planter and Cultervator. Can
be manufactured at half the price of similar
ones ana weigns was. aiso pateits on stirrup.
Lantern and Foot Warmer. Cor terms aad
particulars address, s
T. SAIltD, Oatur. Hrunswlek Co., Va
Make Your Own Bitters !
On receipt of 30 cents, V S. stamps,' I will
send to any address one "package fcteketee'a
Dry Bitters. . One package make one gallon
best sonic known. Cures stomach and kidney
diseases. Now is the time to use bitters for
the blood and Stomach. Send O. O. Sieketee,
of Grand Rapids, Michigan, 30 cents, U. S.
stamps, and we guarantee that he will send at
once, r orsaie oy aroggists.
Tonrtist Hates to Colorado.
The Uniou Paciflo Railway (overland
route) will now soil rund-trip tickets
to Denver, Colorado Springs, Manitou
and Pueblo, at the low rate of 824.15
good returning until October 31st.
Stopovers allowed between Cheyenne
a'-d Pueblo. Full particular given at
1044 O street.
J. T Mastix, E.B. Slossen,
City Ticket Ag't. General Agent
T nm amino enat. T hana a. ilAll OCl Hfn
scholarship for the Omaha College of
RhnrlKflni anH T ru.u7ti H ti ft fni. ooIa
for 110.00 cash. Purchasers can call or
write to Professi-r Ong of college and
upon receiving 819.00 he will issue in
your name the life scholarship I possess.
You can attend anytime you wish.
Please cut tbis out and show it to your
frlondi. YVrlta or call at nncntnnnl.
lege or Geo. S. Curiue, "Gen. Del
The present reduend rates to Chicago
places a World's fair visit within the
means of aU.
As an unexcelled means of ge'ttlog
there your attention la called to our
limited train leaving Lincoln dally at
1:45 p. m., arriving In Chioago at7:M
a. m. By tt o'clock you oan reach the
fair grounds by cable car. passing for
mile through one of Chicago's most
munificent streets, a sight of which
Is worth a special vlelt to the city.
Chair cars, through sleepers and din
ing oars, afford every comfort and con
venteece. Wm. Hiiipmaii. Gen. Agt.
A. H. Fltuuxa,
City Ticket Agl., 1133 O stroot.
IK)h A cent, Eighth and 3 streets.
THREE CHEAP EXCURSIONS
To See the Chsspttt Lands snd the Deal
Crops In Nsbrsaka.
August IX Meptrmber II and Octobttr
10, the Flkhora rallrrm l, Northwestern
Una, will sell round trip tlckU for the
ahove purpose at one rare pis 11 -no
far less thna $: rniinu on its Hose
In Nbrska. tmU IhtkoU and Wyo
ming. Write your frl'd that these
rales are also gotnl frtn poleu wrstof
fhlcstfo on the North WWr tlnr.
Tick is good twenty days, hwiji over
glvrn. Fr further ItifitrmatUm rail
q A. H. Flsldlag, ly Ticket Afent,
IIU O tlrft,i.f iVwt Agent r. T.
Mtf, corner rt and Kighth e'rirota.
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btlifMAN, Gen. AgU
THE THREE KISSES.
The purest kiss
la the wurid Is this
The kiss that a mother lavs
On ber child s fn-sh lips
As be blithely trips
To meet the world and lis ways.
The sweetest kiss
In the worid is this
The flntt lonjr kins of love.
When time is not.
And earth s forgot.
And lden tiropu from above.
The aaddest kiss
In the world is this
The kiss on unanswertng clay,
When dead lips tell
We must sob (arawell
Till the dawn of the judgment day.
Susie M. Best.
HOUSE TO LET.
"Yes,11 said old Mrs. Pounce, nod
ding her orange-colored cap-strings,
they put me in the house agency
did to take care of the house, with
a bright-painted "to let" stuck up in
front of the area-windows, and coal
and houso rent free. Which I don't
deny my dear, is an object to a lone
femalo like me, with neither chick
nor child and my own way to make
in the world, with fine laundressing
out of the question on account of
rheumatism in the finger joints.
"You look like a respectable person,
Mrs. Pounce, that has seen better
days," was what tho house-agent said
when he handed over the keys, "and,"
says he, "I think we may trust you to
take good care of our doorsteps and
windows, show applicants over the
houso and answer all questions.
"You may say so, sir," says I, with
a courtesy; "there's many houses I've
hod charge of and never a fault has
been found yet. And this shan't be
the first one," says I.
. '-We've a large business, says Mr.
Eagle, "and if you give satisfaction,
Mrs. Pounce," says he, as civil spoken
as possible, "it's likely you'll never
be Without a roof to your head."
' Well, my dear, of all nice houses
and I've seen a many in my day this
was the nicest. Brown-stone front,
with a bay windor and snug garden
planted all in box-borders, hot and
cold water all through, a little eon
servatory with an arched glass roof
at the rear and the hall floor covered
with real Minton tiles, as made you
think you was walking on pictures;
walls painted with cupids and Venuses
and garlands of flowers and dados of
hardwood all throughout. Neighbor
hood most desirable; drainage and
sewerage perfect and churches con
veniently near. Excuse me, my dear,
it sounds like an advertiscmeut, but
Mr. Eagle, the agent, wrote it down
for me and I never rested until I had
oommitted lt all to memory so I could
speak it off easy like, without stops
or hitches. And this I will say, as
can't be said of all advertisements,
there wasn't a word in the agent's
description but what the house bore
. And tho board hadn't been up
twenty-four hours before there was a
rush to look at the house. .Young
married folks as wanted to give up
apartments; old married folks as
wasn't suited ' with their 1 location;
boarding-house keepers as made be
lieve they were private families; and
private families as wanted to take a
few select boarders. But the rent
was put up tolerably high and most of
'em dropped off after I'd named the
. "Never mind, Mrs. Pounce never
mind," says Mr. Eagle, rubbing his
bands, "it's a house there'll be no
difficulty in letting without any re
duction of rent. Just wait." savs he.
until the spring sets in."
But one day in trots an old gentle
man with gold spectacles and a smooth
shaven face and "business" written In
every wrinkle of his forehead.
. "Ihis house to let ma'am?" says he.
"Yes, sir," says I.
"Can I look at it?" says he.
"Certainly, sir," says I. I began.
as smooth as oil, about the hot and
cold water, the marble-floored bath,
room and the Minton tiles, when, all
of a sudden, ho put up both hands In
a warning sort of way.
"ihat'll do, ma'am," says he,
"that'll do. I've eyes and- can see for
myself." ' -
"Certainly, sir," says I; but I won't
deny an I was taken aback by that
queer, dictatorial way of his.
"Any ghosts about this place,
ma'am?" eays he.
"fcurf" says I.
"Ghosts," says he, out loud and
sharp. "Mysterious footsteps lurk
ing shadows, clanking chains at mid
"Mercy, no, sir!" says I, beginning
to feel my flesh creep all over.
"Hats?" says he.
Certaluly not," says I, "with solid
cemcntod collar floor and sealed
"Beetles?" says b.
Look for yourself, sir," says I,
bridling up a little.
"I like tho house," says he, after
he had gone sniffing about the drain
piiHts and peered into the coal cellar
and wlue vault and sounded the cop
Iter boiler with hU knuckles, just for
all tho wo.'ld as If he was In the
plumbing busing. "You may tell
the agent I'll take It, lt he and I can
come tu terms about the rent. When
shall you M t him?"
"Mt likely this afternoon, sir,"
"111 drop In at his flko to-morrow
at tilno," says he. "I'm going to be
tuarrM, says he, as composed as If
ho ire saying that he was going to
take a blue pill, "And the house
wilt suit my wife's Ideas, Mia thinks
su'rs gnnj to Uard," say he, with
at) (nld sui t of chuckle la hi throat.
nd she 4 D.)t hit pleased with th
hit-a. It'll be a pleasant lurprts for
h-r,H says h
hU no sooner had he grn than
U fouies a stout, middle-aged lady,
la a bUck iik divas, rows of curt nn
iUiitr aid i( htr Imd and t he k as
rd us any cabbage rose, ,
I hvt ttut eome from Mr fayle's
office, says she. "lie has given me
the refusal of this house in case it
"I don't know, ma'am," says I,
"but IVs let already."
"Let already?" she said with a sort
of scream. "But that's Impossible.
Don't I tell you I have the refusal of
It?. Show me the premises at once."
Well I was In a pretty puzxle as you
may believe; but I went all over the
house with the curly lady and she
declared it met her fancy exactly.
"Possession on the first of May, I
suppose?" says she.
"Yes, ma'am," says I, "if "
"There's no if in the question'says
she, as short as pie-crust. "You may
take down the 'To Let,' my good wo
man." I courtesies very low but I says to
myself: "Not if I knows it, ma'am,
not without orders from the agent
Away went the lady with the curly
hair and the rose-red checks, and I
was just putting on my hat to run
around to the house agency, when in
comes Mr. Lagle himsolf, all smiles.
. "Well, MrB. Pounce," said he," so
the house is let?"
, "To my thinking, sir," said I, "it's
let twice over."
And I up and told him about my
. "Dear me," says he, "this Is very
perplexing. At what time was this
personage here?". -
"The clock struck twelve, sir, says
I, "just as he went away."
Mr. Eagle hit himself a blow over
the forehead like a play actor.
"Confusion worse confounded !" says
be. "It was twelve precisely- when
my customer . left the office. We
can't split the house in two, can we?"
says he. "Well, we must tell your
old gentleman just how it happened.
I dare say he'll be reasonable about
it.". ' , '; : ,
But he wasn't reasonable, Mr.
Eagle told me afterward; he never
saw any one in such a rage.
I've taken the house," says he,
"and I'll have it, cost what lt may.
Do you say ' that the ,-ent is 200
pounds? I'll give you 2fi0 pounds
down; if my claim and that of this
lady are equally good, the question
of price must settle It." ' ;
8 Well, we supposed me and Mr.
Eagle as that was the end of the
matter. But not a bit of it. The
lady came that afternoon with an up-;
holsterer and a tape measure to see
about the carpets. .
, "Two hundred and fifty pounds; In
deed!" says she, with the toss of the
curls. "It will take more than a pal
try 2fi0 pounds to unsettle my plans.
I'll give 300 pounds . sooner than I'll
lose the house!"
: When my old gentleman hears this
he grinds his teeth in a manner as
was fearful to hear.
"It's my house," says he, "and I
will nave it. 959 pounds, Eagle."
"Come," says Mr. Eagle, "matters
are getting, lively. Heal estate is
looking up in the market," says he.
But you should have heard what a
whistle he gave when I told him, the
very next day.that the curly lady had
authorized me to offer four hundred.
"I'll not stand this any longer,"
says Mr, Eagle, jumping up and send.
Ing the papers flying all over the of
fice table. "I've a ' conscience, if
fate.has made a real estate agent of
me. Tell her to come around ' this
afternoon and sign the lease. Four
hundred pounds is twice what we
asked and we asked all the property
was worth to begin with."
So the curly lady had her own way
The bald-headed old gentleman
Btamped out In a pretty rage when he
heard the house was. let.
"I'll sue the agency," said he.
I'll have the house if it costs me all
"Oh, hush, sir. hush!" says I, all
in a tremble. "Hero comes Miss Wix
"Who?" Bays he.
"Mjbs Wix," says I. "The lady as
has taken the houso."
And I got behind tho door, fully ex
pecting a scene, after all that had
come and gone. But to my surprise
she gave a little shriek and flew into
his arms. -
"Dear Josh!" says she.
. Dearest Barbara!" says he.
How on earth came you here?"
I was looking for a desirable resi
dence for you, my own angel," says
"You duck" says she.
"And I thought this would exactly
"Oh!" says she, it does. And I've
taken it for 400 a year. It seems a
good deal of money to pay, but I've
been driven to it by a horrid old cor
morant who was determined to have
the houtto at any price. However "
Barbara," says tho old gentleman,
with a little, gapping sound in his
tlmtat, as If he was swallowing a
lump, "that cormorant wan II"
'You don't mean" says she.
That we've boon bidding against
ach other," says the old gtMitleman.
"Yes e have."
"An I I was going to give you a
loa-ant surprise," says she, pulling
out hr hamlkttn-blff.
U is a surprise," says he. "But as
fur the pleasure of It never mind,
Barbara. U-t's go in and measure
fur tho car (wis and eurtains. Let
bygoois ln bygones--but the nest
time drive a bargain perhaps it
might b a well to evartde la et-h
ttl,rr. Twa huiidrtu) pounds a year
won a five yrars Jm1s almost too
mut-h t i pay for a tcasaot surprise I"
"rU that swttb'd the matt,', my
diar," said a!4 Mrs. I'ounce "They
were married la a month and they
jam hr to live. And of alt my ex
?rlm' U houso-leittug this tat
SverylMog-and so verybodv says,
ty dwar, who hears tfce story ."
Wmor WurU- 1
TIGER? AND THjEIR PREY.
The Croel Aalmsl Displays Truly pfca
How do tigers secure their prey? As
a general rule, I am inclined to doubt
the truth of the commonly accepted
theory that the tiger, after lurking in
ambush, springs onto the unsuspecting
victim and, tearing savagely at its
throat, eagerly drinks its blood. This
method of attack mav somAtimnH tut
adopted, but it is far more ofton the
exception insn ine rule. In approach
lnir his Drev the tie-er mnk th h,t
possible use of cover, but when further
concealment is impossible be will
course a deer or other awift-fontAd An I.
mal with quite an extraordinary turn
A sudden dash of 200 yards in the
open is nothing uncommon. One ti
gress with which I was at one time
quito intimately acquainted, used to
catch hog or deer almost dally on a
perfectly ODon and burnod-un nlntn.
Small animals are for the most part
dispatched with a blow of the paw,
but In the cum of th mnrn hnllrv. tfiA
experienced tiger, leaping on tho back
m i . a i t j s
oi aim victim, grips me necic in iront
oi tne withers witn bis jaws, one fore-
paw clasping the shoulder of the anl
mal, and the other fully extended un
dcr the throat Should he ha unuhln
to crush the spine with his jaws, he
win men jeric tne bead back violently
ana tnerooy orcaic tno neck.
1 bave examined hundrada of ant
mals killed hv tlirnra. and hnvA nnvar
yet detected injury to the blood-vessels
oi tne tnroai, dui invariably marks at
tributable to the above mentinnAd
method. In removing his prey the
tiger irequonuy displays almost phe
nomenal strength and a aotivitv. : A
young tigress ence leaped up a per-
ponaicuiar rocic some six feet blgn
witn a man welchlntr nearlv eleven
stone in her laws: and on another no.
caslon I know of a male tiger dragging
an exceptionally large buffalo up a
I . 1 .... .
uaun at least ten toot nign.
8TEALINQ OF TONKIN WOMEN.
Slave-Dealers Who Sell Mothers and Chll
dre Like Cattle, ,
While in most Darts of the world
except Africa, slave catching Is beoom
in? a wing or. tne past, the practice Is
still carried on to some extent In Ton.
kin, in spite of the efforts of the French
to put an ena to it, says an exchange.
The slaves who are wanted are only
women and children. The slave deal
ers find them in the forests, away from
the villages drag them into the moun
tains, and sell them to Chinese
chants who carry them into the west
em provinces oi China and sell them
! M mat
to ncn lamuies.
. This odious traffic beeran about twm
ty-flve years ago. ' Formerly Tonkinese
women were almost unknown in China.
The practice of exporting them as
slaves came about in this way:
In 1885 the Chinese soldiers whn
Invaded Tonkin, which was in revolt
against China, found themselves in
cumbered bv prisoners, but at laat Am.
cided to ship them to China and see If
tnoy coma not sell thorn, it was at
this time that emigration njntniAnm
were recruiting In China thousands of
workmen to toil on the Guano Islands
of Chill The hundreds of male pris
oners tvero easily disposed of to
emigration agents, and the women and
ennaron who were among the unfor
tunates were sold to well-to-do Chinese,
. This opened a new trade, although
at first lt was not eosv to anil thA nm.
en, because wealthy families did not
wish to have servants with black teeth,
caused by their practice of chewing the
betel-nut. So small a price was asked
for them, however, that all the women
wore finally sold.
To-day those women are in muoh da.
mand in some parts of western China.
As servants they are gentle, obedient
and laborious, and are so highly es
teemed that they command a good
'Where is Broadhead. th dItor?'
asked a man who hud left Excuseless
City two years ago of one who had
just come from there. "I remembered
well how, in spite of the fact that Ms
was tho third paper in the settlement.
he used to reiterate, "We have como
"He's there vet" was. the rAnlv.
They buried him at the end of'tha
fourth month starved to death!"
A Itunnlug Aeeount,
' -That follow who has been owing us
for the last three months hai skipped
out," wild the bookkeeper. "Ail right,"
replied the proprietor, "open a run
ning account with him. "Washington
Ns fun In It.
"Nursln' ain't what it used to be,"
said Mrs. Gamp. "They fix up all
their medicine so nlee nowadays that
there ain't no fun In makln people
take lt at all." Indianapolis Journal.
A ImI ISrllews. .
Mrs, Hollows "I caught you kissing
tho htrvd girl. sir. What does It
mean?'' Mr. Hollows "It means we
have lost enough girts on account of
my iMJolncs." Now York Harold.
The word "profae," used in the
beginning of books, was originally
word of wi li-omo to a mal and as
equivalent W "Much good may it do
Ml-. StAvfillM ',r I K.lmlrA flnlL.
flnehi he ha so mu h f' to htm,
MUs htnltax -."), Uh there warn
tcraltka U!w,"li0Un tWir,
A tNMwt Se.
Wtnklns "IK ycu and your wife
got along writ tether?" lien pekj
"hh gets a.'oug sU enougu, bull
As India Stry That is Short Bat Tory,
In the summer of 1877. a dirty.
tired-looking party of horsemen, forty
in numrjer, were wending their way
over the rolling prairie land of West
ern .Nebraska. In the lead and to tho
rear rode a detachment of Uncle Sam's
blue-coated soldiers, commanded by a
bearded captain whose experience on
the frontier had made his name well-
known. In the midst, carefully guard
ed, were a half dozen Cheyenne In
dians, and following them came ten
citizens whose garb betokened them to
bo settlors of the plain, and whose
jaded horses showed that they hod
ocen nara riaaen.
: Tho soldiers were jubilant over their
capture, the Indians were stolidly in
different, while the plainsmen wore
fullen countenances which brooded no
crood for the red prisoners. The In
dians were a portion of a raiding party
hat two days bofore had attacked out
y Ing settlements and massacred several
entire families. The citizens were a
party that had been formed to follow
the Indians and avenge their outrage, '
and that morning they had surrounded
thoir foe and were bent on their
annihilation, when the troopers had
suddenly come upon the scene, and to
the disgust of the settlers, captured
tho whole party, and thus robbed them
tt tLc'r revenge.
An hour later a camp was selected
soursed over A , white sandy bottom. ,
One of the citizens who had not dis
mounted rode up to the group of In-
llans and addressed a wrinkled buck
whose hard countenance clearly bo-
ipoke his bloodthirsty nature.
What's that on your shirt, Injun?"
be asked. ,
The Indian, seeing that he was at
tracting notice, proudly straightened
blmsolf. Fastened to the redskin's
much-bofringed and beaded deerskin
shirt wero throe scalps, all from the
fair heads of little children, and one of
Ihem a yellow curl of a baby. Quick
is thought the white man s pistol came
'rom the holster on his saddle, and
;rackt the redskin fell forward with m
bullet between his eyes. ,
In another moment the avenged set
tler .was speeding across the prairie
wiu iuo vuiuiuauuiiiy uiuuvr uuu ur
ierod a detail of, bis men to capture
dim. As they mounted and started in
pursuit one of bis plainsmen sold;
Captain, that hair tied to that or'
(njun belonged on ; his little uns'
Sound the recall," said the captain
Come Queer Things Which the BUere
. scope Reveals to Vs.
If in pond water you should find, re
volving slowly, some round balls of the
I II . 1 -J J
usreuuBii jjrucu vutur, suiu uuverou viui
t delicate net work, you may read
ibout them in any book on microscopy,
under the heading Volvos. Inside
mtiv ha SAAn nmallAr balls of tha sn.mav
kind. By and by the big boll will
break open and free . the little ones,
sach of which will then grow and grow,.
until in due time lt will break open too,
ind still newer balls begin their rovingr
lives. . Wherever two meshes of the
xmflning. net t cross are two hairs,
o small that, they aro altogether in
visible except under a very powerful
microscope. These hairs, like those on
the vortlcollro, t are used in securing
food and moving about Volvox, how
jver, is classified as a plant and not as
in animal. v
I must not forget my friend the wa
ter-bear. He is such a comical, clumsy
follow. Ho goes slowly about on his
jight little feet, poking and plodding
tmong the minute water-plants, always
jure of finding something good to eat
lie is tho very embodiment of indolent
content Yet for all he seems to be
satisfied with his lot in life, his person
al appearance is not always pleasing to
himself; for at intervals he slips bodily
5ut of his skin, and appears in an en
tirely new suit, though I must confess
the general stylo of the cast-off dress
Is retained. Instead of throwing the
?ld dress aside, as certain bigger and
clumsier creatures do, he gets out of it
to deftly that lt stands upright and
complete, even to his four pairs of
thorn) v.- -,- - :'-
Whon tho mother bear slips out of
her old dross, she loaves some eggs in
tt In a few days these hatch and
Mmo baby bears begin swiniming
u-ound in tho cast-off skin. But only
for a short time. They soon find their
way to tho foodlng-grounds, and at
ince begin climbing slowly about, and
worn as much at home as are their
oarouts. Century Magazine.
Lion vs. Ttfjer.
It Is popularly supposed that the lion
Is the most courageous and powerful of
the rarnlvora, or at least of the folldaj;
but on the few recorded occasions of a
battle-royal between the Bengal tiger,
the lion has come off second best One
luch combat occurred recently at the
Culcutta Zoo Utw eon an African lioness
uid a tig ros. They were exhibited In
tdjolning compartments of the same
:agv and the door having bwa care-
essly opfued bl ween tho two compart
ments, the llgrt rushed In and dls
(hnhm) of hr rival lu a fight which lasted
ibout ten mlouto. r orest and Mreanv
Lata f Matinee.
Tho rotntuerto of New South Wale.
vui of thu AunHniUn ininHML in
r rojxii tio-.i to It Au.nUir U thrr time
Jiftt of t'aiimlii. five Unit thai of
1 tixw and fkhl llus trrvaior than
.hi lnidi of th t'niuvl Stat.
t A new I4e.
A 'cl-MUt of To.infsiMte thtak that
lh tiu'.f atrvam eiory day paasee
jtlmHUjh thousand of B'lU'S of subt?r
ifiiuttit rhaanol U.ul Is umumU-d i
U l.vtog fire,
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