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About The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 4, 1894)
THE SIOUX C UNTT JQMK1L
I. 1. SIMMO., Proprietor
HARRISON, XE! RAKA
, There were 300 birds entered in the
poultry show at Beatrice.
Ihe citizens of Fremont are still
agitating the canal question.
William Kearviile, formerly a phar
macist of Columbus, has taken a home
stead in Boyd county.
Orrin Able of Plat'e Center, caught
his thumh in the elevator chain of a
corn shelter. It is gone now.
Nebraska merchants express them
selves on the whole as very well satis
lined with their sales for Christmas.
The treasurer of Nance county has
been ordered to collect all personal
takes at the point of a distress warrant.
A wagon loaded with corn ran over
7-year old Andrew Leisenmeyer of
Beatrice and crushed both of the lad'u
The real estate men of Randolph
have organized for mutual protection
under the name of Randolph immigra
tion bureau. The membership is four
teen. The rain of tbe 2'th seems to have
been very general ver the state. It is
worth several millions to the winter
'If there were far more irrigation ot
the land and far less of the stomach,"
says the Elm Crt-ek Champion, "it
would be a . blessing for which Ne
braska might well be devoutly thank
ful." Fifteen years ago a few Gerroat.
carp were turned loose in a little Mer-
rick county stream called I'rairie creek,
and now the boys in the country are
having a bushel of fun spearing, the
great great grandchildren of the orig
inal stock. The creek is fairly alive
Frank Connor, living about three
miles northwest of Nemaha City, fell
out of a hay mow and broke his leg.
lie cried for help, but could not make
those iu the house hear, but attracted
the attention of a passerby, who helped
him home. The injury is very serious
and it is feared cau be remedied only
AUert Feltman and wife, living near
Humboldt, were thrown from their
buggy in a runaway aud badly bruised.
Neighbors picked them up, took them to
the nearest house and seut for a physi
cian. The injured parties believe in
Christian science and rejected the
ministrations of the tleshy healer wben
became. At list reports they were
working the. ld.Ui act, on very severe
abrasions with indifferent success. '
it is mighty meau, says the Neaoalia
Advertiser, to patronize a merchant
who will trust you until you get so fai
in debt to him that yon are ashamed to
go see hira.and then go and spend your
cash somewhere els9 where you could
not eet credit, but there are people who
do it. The honorable way would be 10
sp Mid your cash with the merchant
who trusted you even if you never ex
pected to square up the old account.
In commenting upon an accident
that happened to a citizen of Garfield
county, the Loup Valley Alliance said
that owing to the man's intemperate
opium and liquor habits it was doubt
ful if he recovered. To which the Bur
well Enterprise responded that "None
of ns are angels and if newspaper men
published half that occurs leaving
aui all rumors and gossipings this
world would be a realm of woe and a
field of continual combat. No man will
knowingly add a t horn to the already I
thorny path of a fellow wayfarer in !
Cu-s vale of tears, much less would a!
newspaper man do it. It doesn't be- ;
Jmtrtothe fraternity, and a human I
being, who because he happens to have 1
the appliances for so doing, will stoop
to such work, should be boycotted ;
li L.ncially, ostracised socially and )
The troubles gr iwing out of thb
pas.-.aje by congre-s of the act allotting j
lantih In severalty f" the Omaha Irriians
haye been numer , but one fea u e j
ot ii;e case has jus', been settled for
goou in Jud','e Norr V court at West
Point. W. E. Pee' -.'S of Pender was
prominent in secur: the passage of the
, c by congress ail.- ting the lands in
severalty, and also iigmg the govern
ment to put the ii.'t in force. This
aroused the ire of Ed Farley, who had
for a number of years leased the lands
hi question of the Indians for pastur- ;
ing cattle. Farley had secured a re- I
uewal of bis leases, but the Indians j
claimed that he did so by fraud, as !
uiey understood they were leasing their j
lands for one year, but were for fire
years, On tbis showing Peebles and
others advised the Indians to bring
suit agrinst Farley, and the red meat j
accepted his advice. As a conseqnence
of all these moves by Peebles and
other friends of the Omabas, Farley
brought suit against them for $8,100
damages charging conspiracy to in- i
jure him by breaking up bis pasture, j
The suit finally came to trial last week, I
and there was an Interesting scene, j
In court as witnesses were big Elk,
White Horse, Surda-Ha-Ha and Henry j
FontaneUe. comprising the Omaha i
council. The testimony was exhaus- j
uve, ana ine nnain? of the court was
reached on Friday in favor of the de
fendants, leaving Farley to pity about
11.300 in court coeU.
I A taw lump of beeswax! wrapped
tMkta abater oM Uoeo aad pat in
E fettle ft white satin gowo will
txy it tree- taming yCw.
Dallas, lex., Dec. 2H. I'nlted
Staies Deputy Marshal Ikwley returned
yirday from a trip to Hun' county,
.'le says there is great consternation
atm.-.g the negro-s in acd and about
UaUjo Mills. Some of the white peo
ple in that vicinity nve taken it into
heir heads to run the negroes out
They have addressed an anonymous
letter to each negro warn ng him if be
does cot leave before sundown on Fri
iay, January 211, he will be Biiot The
ethers assign as the reason for this
ourse on the part of the senders that
t is a white man's country and that
.he negroes will not be permitted to re
Tiain in it. The negroes were begin
ning to pick up and quit the neighbor
hood two da.vs ago. Wagons loaded
with their belongings and familit-s are
to be seen on ail country roads. Some
of these negroes are old settlers aud
own property which they are obliged tc
dispose of at a sacrifice or leave behind
Business men and other citizens of
the town of Caddo Mills have armed
themselves and declare their intention
co protect their negro servants against
any mob. They say these servants are
faithful, law-abiding citizens and have
as much right to live in the country as
whitecaps. One night about a month
ago a negro living near Caddo Mills
was called out by masked men, who,
after administering to him an un
merciful flogging, riddled his body
with bullets. The negro, howeqer, is
said to have been a dangerous character.
Why He in.
Denver, Dec. 29, Richard Collins
of this city recently wrote to (iovernor
Waite, reproving him for usiug so
much profanity in his public utter
ances, to which the following charac
teristic reply was sent:
''Dear Mr: It grieves me to learn that
you ar& troubled ou account of what
you consider my profanity. Permit
me to ask if your sleep is disturbed
any on account of the servant girls and
industrious poor who have lost their
little all by depositing in the savings
banks of the city? Or those who have
been sold out of what they possessed
by the chattel mortgage fiends, or the
starving poor of D-nver, who almost
daily seek refuge iu suicide? Or are
these matters of so little importance
that they vex not your 'righteous
spirit? We read in the scriptures of
the men who are clean outwardly like
an artistic sepulchre, but within are
full of all manner of rottenness and
dead men's bones. Very respectfullj
yours, David H. Waitf,
Bead of Kami I lea FaTured.
Topeka, Kan., Dec. 2i. Gov. Lewel
ling has issued the following circular
to the police commissioners of the six ,
metropolitan cities of the state: "In
view of the present financial stringency
and possible suffering of oar people I
would respectfully suggest that jrou
give employment to the heads of fami
nes in preference to single men, as far
practicable. I do not urge the imme
diate discharge of Bingie men without
r-gard to circumstances, but when
changeB are made I think it advisable
that this should be kept in view. It
is possible that there may be instances
where it would be wise to make re
movals in order to provide for deserv
ing heads of families.
Pine Bluff, Ark., Dec. 29. A tele
gram received by Sheriff A. G. Thomp
son states that Hans Hydrick and
i laude Sheperd, who escaped from jail
here August 15, were recaptured at
Jackson, Miss., by Detective W. A.
Oar of this city. After their escape it
is charged they robbed the St. Louis &
-an Francisco train at Mound Valley,
Kas., September 3, and killed the Wells,
Fargo messenger, C A. Chapman.
a rewara or siu.uw by the express
company aided materially in the re
capture of the daring criminals. They
are now being taken to Kansas. If the
murder charge in Kansas against Hy
drick should not be proven an effort
will be made to have him returned here
Took Herat Her Word
roPEKA, Kas., Dec. 21.. Mrs. Mary
A. Lease was removed from the state
board or cnarities by Governor I.ewel
ling. Mrs. Lase objected to tne ap
pointment of a democrat in one of the
state institutions and said be would
have to be removed or she would have
to go. The governor promptly wrote
an order removing her from office, ii
has created big sensation in the popu
list party and Mr. Lease says she will
see to it that tlie leaders are shown up
before the people. She says her re.
moval was made because she opposed
fusion with tbe democrats.
tirlef Drove Her Mad.
St. Pall., Minn., Dec. 2H. Coronet
Wbitcomb was summoned to 371 Fort
street, where he found that Miss Ella
O'Rourke of Council Bluffs, la, had
just died. Her sister, Mrs. Dougherty,
said she had found her in a dying con
dition a short time before, holding in
her rignt band an empty carbolic acid
bottle. Miss O'Rourke was twenty
years old. Two weeks ago she lost a
sister at West Superior and her grief
over that sad event had been so polgn
ant as to unsettle her mind.
Failed to Kiplode.
Lancaster, Wis., Dec. 29. At 4
o'clock yesterday morning burglart
tried to blow open the vault of the East
man bank at Montfort this (Grant,
county. The doars refused to yield and
the eiplosion awakened a boarder in s
hotei near by, who quietly gave tin
alarm. Ah armed poese attacked tht
robbers and cbaeed them a mile beyond
the town. A fusillade waa kept up by
both pursuers and pursued. One of thi
'robbers waa oarsued and captured.
I She will mot Inuit.
Des Moinim, la.. Dee. 2S. E. H.
" Gillette has sued for a divorce from liii
wite, Sophie S. Gillette, on the ground
of desertion. He at one time repre
sented the district in congress as a
green-backer. He was for years Gen
eral Weaver's partner in the publica
tion of the Iowa Tribune.
The trouble between Mr. and Mrs.
Gillette grows out of the famous
Chester Turney case. Turney, when
eighteen years old, was sentenced from
Jackson county to the peuiteutiary for
seventeen years for a series of petty
burglaries. Just before going out of
office in I&'JO Governor Larrabee par
doned biin. Mrs. Gillette immediately
gave him a home. She conceived a
very great friendship for the ex-convict
and treated him with the utmost kind
ness. Mr. Gillette objected to taking a
convict into the family on such inti
mate terms, and he and his wife drifted
apart. She lived at one place with her
daughters, aud Turney and he at an
other. It is understood that Mrs.
Gillette, who is a highly cultured and
beautiful woman, will not seriously
contest her husband's application for
A Oectalou ASlriued.
AniiLANJj, Wis., Dec. 28. Word has
been received that Secretary Hoke
Smith has made a decision in thb con
test cases involving 1,000 acres of land
within the city valued at pxi.O 0. The 1
land has beeu claimed by Col. J. H.
Knight, the business partner of United
States Seuator v lias, under the inno- j
ceat purchaser act, and those opposing
him were six home-steaders who had
settled on the laud three years aeo.
Knight bought the land a number of
years (i go from the Wisconsin Central
and claimed it as an innocent pur
chaser. When the else came before
Secretary Noble he held that Knight, a
receiver of the land ollice here, was
aware that the central company did not
have a title to the land and was there
fore not an innceut purchaser. Knight
made a motion before Secretary Smith
for a new trial and the latter denied
the motion. The attorney who con
ducted the case at Washington for the
six settlers was Gen. E 8. Bragg, Col
onel Vilas' opponent in the sensatorial
contest at Madisou a year ago.
A Hlrlke Enjoined.
St. Pai l, Minn., Dec. 28. docu
ment was delivered into the hands of
United State3 Marshal Donahower
which may have the effect of deterring
the engineers, firemen, conductors,
trainmen and telegraph operators of
the Northern Pacific from striking. It
was issued by Judge Caldwell of the
United States circuit court, and is in
effect an injunction to restrain the men
from striking. The 150 delegates here
from the various unions are in an any
state of mind. At their couferelee
they ere told by General Manager
Kendrick of the Northern Pacific that
no modification of the January schedule
cou:d be given them. They claim this
is an injustice to them because they
have been kept here since the ISth to
await the movements of Mr. Kendrick,
only to meet a rebuff. They also claim
that the company's action in issuing
through the courts such an order was
the plainest possible indication that
the demands of the meu were never
About the Hruleera.
Havana, Dec. 28. In all probabili
ty a weality syndicate here will secure
Mitchell and Corbett for a fight In this
city sometime during the weeks follow
ing January 25. it is composed of the
high class sporting men of the island
and will offer big money for the two
pugilists to appear here with their com
Wn Uloiis. The men have recently sent
$33,000 to Madrid for the purchase of
two of the finest bulls to be found iu
Spain p.nd the animals are now on their
way here. A big bull fight is to come
o;T within ten days of January 2o, and
the scheme is to get the two pugilists
to appear during the same carnival.
S'. w Yrif.K, Dec. 26 William A.
Brady, who is uianag ngtheibusiness af-
fairsof J. J. Corbet', is in Jacksonville. '
Before leaving Br.idy said: "There
will surely e a tight, no matter whether i
it takes place in Jacksonville or at j
some other place. Corbett will lorce i
Mitchel to fight. If It canuot be pulled j
off in public it will have to take place
Riif land Makea a Grab
San Fkancjsco, Dec. 21. The
Helen Almy, which has just arrived
from Gilbert islands, brings news that j
England bas determined .to seize the
whole group, and this has in all pro-!
babihty been done before now. Sir J. j
B. Thurston, British high commissioner j
of the Western Pacific and governor of j
Fiji, recently completed an inspection !
of tbe Gilbert islands and reported I
that tbe British flag should be hoisted
on an me isiauus, as it. was over a year
ago on Butaritari, the most northern
of the group. His report dwelt on the
richness of the islands and the pros
pect of developing British trade.
When the Almy left the islands on
November 20, the steamer from Sidney
was exacted in a lew days with tht!
new commissioner to take charge of
Keleaeed Jail lllrda.
Cattanisskta, Dec. 2. Furthe.
details have been received here of tbe
rota at Valguamera. For many hours
tbe town was in the hands of the law.
leas mob, who, after an attempt to in
vade the barracks, stormed the prison
and liberated all the prisoners. The lat
ter profited by their unexpected release
to rob many private residences and
hops. A number of private houses
were sot on fire bf the robbers. Tbe
troops Anally enforced order.
I at the Bottom at the Sea.
New Yobk, Dec. 27. The steamship
Set -ea, which returned to Havai a
Sunday morning with (ire in her for -bold,
was sunk in the harbor at th X
. port in order to save her. Mauar r
Hughes of James E. Ward & Co., r
1 113 Wall street, atrenta for the line, said
I that the tirra had received a cable dis-
patch which conveyed the information
i that the Seneca had caught lire in the
lower hold just after leaving Havana.
She was about seventy miles from port,
and the crew were startled by an ex
plosion. When they reached the deck
Uie vessel was in flames, and the cry
went up that a dynamite bomb had ex
ploded. The Seneca was immediate!?
headed for Havana. The crew worked
against the fire until daylight. Then,
having become exhausted, they ap
pealed to Captain Stevens and asked
bim to abandon the ship. According
to the dispatch the captain stood on
the bridge and commanded the crew to
return to their duty. Twice this action
of the crew was repeated before the
steamer made the seventy miles whi.h
brought her back to the island. Tne
rigging was then ablaze, and the efforts
of the crew having been unsuccessful
in subduing the flames, the order w ts
given by Captain Stevens to sink h r.
The seacocks were 0ened aud the v4.
sel filled in a short time, and lies, so
far a3 the information of the Ward
line agents goes, at the bottom of the
bay near Havana. The cable says the
crew and passengers are safe on shore.
Commodore Hughes says that he be
lieves the vessel to be in a position so
that she can be raised without mucb
Tha Call foran hxtra Seealun.
Denver, Dec. 27. Governor Waite's
call for au extra session of the legisla
ture is dated December 20, ih'Xi. As
Christmas is a,legal holiday in this and
all orther states of the union the ques
tion is being asked whether the call is
legal and binding. The courts will
probably be asked to decide the matter
The Republican calls Governor
Waite a fool for calling the legislature
together, and asks that oody to adjourn
immediately after it assembles.
Following are the comiueuts of the
newspapers on the governors' action:
Republican (rep ;: "The mere fact
that tne governor has made a fool of
himself and a laughing stocks of the
state in this matter should be a suili-
i cl-nr reason why the legislature should
repudiate his folly in the most striking
way possible :is soon as it can do so.''
News 'pop.): "The call has been
i ued in defiance of an overwhelming
public sentiment, and embraces almost
every convelcable subject for legisla
tive action. The governor craftily pits
local cupidity against state honor and
state credit, and hopes that honest con
viction, heretofore recorded with great
unanimity, will surrender to the bait."
Times i.rep.): "The governor lias
undoubtedly called the special session
in direct opposition to the wishes and
sentiments of the great majority of the
citizens of the state "
'Made a Confrailriii,
Barcelona, Dec. 27. -The anarchist
Cere.uelo, who was recently arrested
at Hussca, has made a confession in
which he acknowledges he himself
threw the bomb in Liceo theater.
The bombs found beneath the
theater seats were placed there by an
Italiau named Saluini, who is also un
der arrest aud has likewise confessed.
Anarchist Codina inauufac tired the
bombs from mould? prepared by Sive
pot, the printer, who was arrested the
other day for implication in the dyna
mise outrages, aud who confessed he
had made these mould. The eight-vear-oid
child, whose statement first
gave the clew by which the culprits
I were detected, lived in the house where
I Codina lodged. This child savs the
bombs thrown at General (Jampot were
concealed in pots of flowers.
Md m ltciae;b Time.
Ldnixjn, Dec. 27. The Times in
publishing further particulars of the
experience of the battleship Resolution,
tinys that while the gale was at its
height the mess rooms and the cabins
of the ship were knee deep with water.
The vessel strained and rolled heavily
and It was feared she would capsize.
Her boats were smashed, her doors
broken, and the rivets loosened. Then
the vessel began to leak badly. Several
of her crew were injured. Captain
Hall remained at his post throughout
the storm. The steam pump, however,
was kept busy. The Resolution with
her heavy armament showed seagoing
qualities of which her crew speak in
the highest terms.
They iot Conalderabte tiaotf.
Sr. Lot is, Dec. 27. It is now pretty
definitely known that the robbers who
held up the Mobile & Ohio train a few
miles from here Saturday nle-ht not '
considerable booty. Tbe local was well j
filled with packages wrapped and sealed
in the way money is usually done,
and the bandits carried off forty of
these bundles. It is not kuown bow
much money they contained, nor will !
the southern express agent furnish nny
Information ou that point, but it Is no
longer denied that the robbers obtained
Will Strang. hen Kelallona.
ItoME, Dec. 27. 'He French ambas
sador congratulated Baron Blanc
minister of foreign a flairs, upon . the
victory of the Italians over dervishes
nearAgordat last week. Tbe British
charge d'affairs called upon Baron,
Blanc and congratulated him and the
Italian government in behalf of tbe
queen. In diplomatic circles the opin
ion is that the victory will strengthen
the relations between IWtly and England
for some time in the Egypt ian Soudan.
Baeeeaafnl Trala Rubber?.
Coffeyvilif, Kas.. Dec. 2C South
bound passenger train No. 32, on the
Iri n Mountain division of the Missouri ;
Pacitic, which left this station at 6:10
o'clock Saturday evening, was held up
and robbed by five masked men at
Seminole station, in the ludian terri
tory, five miles south of Coffryville.
The lock was broken and the train run
on the siding, on which a box car was
standing. The point of the robbery is
a small station iu the open prhrie. The
engineer, James Harris, was carefully
guarded by one of the men with a
Winchester, while the rest proceeded
to rob the mail and express car and
every passenger on the train from the
smoker to the sleeper. The leader, a '
tall man, went through the cars and
relieved the passengers of their money '
and values, whilri the party kept up a i
fusillade with their Winchesters and :t
revolvers. They evidently secured a
large amount of booty.
Members of a party of young people
from Cotieyville, who were out driving,
atin their conveyance close to the
scene and witnessed the affair, and
were the first to bring the news of the
robbery to town. Several gentlemen
of this city who do business in the ter
ritory were on he train and were the
victims of the brigands. Fortunately
no one was injured by the shooting,
which was all done by the robbers.
One young man who waa in the
smoker got up as the robbers came in
and walked ahead of them through the
different cars in the hope of evading
them. When they got to the rear of
last car they caught him, took his
watch and 817 and made him jump off.
He walked back to offeyville, but is
too badly rattled toj.iescribe the affair.
The robbery held Hie train about an
hour and a half an i the rear lights
could be seen from the Missouri
racmc yards uere wtnie ttie tram was
conductor jsrownell, the engineer,
fireman and porters were relieved of
everything they had, even to their
pocket knives. The train continued on
toward Fort Smith after being robbed,
and the desperadoes mounted their
horses and left In a westerly direction.
They were dressed in cowboy fashion
and were all young men. They are a
remnant of the Starr gang, and from
the description given by Conductor
Brownell the leader Is Jim Wooten, the
folio w who led the raid on the Mound
Klllrd by the street t'ara
New Yokk, Dec. 26. Ktta Hanson,
lix years old, while on a visit to ber
grandmother, Mrs. Annie Hanson, at
101 Twenty-liret street, Brooklyn, yes
terday morning, was struck by trolley
car 320 of the Hamilton avenue line
and instantly killed. Tbecar was on
its way to Hamilton ferry and was in
charge of Motoman Alexander Mc
Givny and Conductor William Adams.
The little girl left her parents home In
Fifty-ninth street, Brooklyn, yesterday
morning, telling her mother she win
going to see her grandmother. She ar
rived at her grandmother's house at
about 10 o'clock. Mrs. Hanson had
durchased a number of toys, which b)i
gave to the child for her Christmas.
The latter, after amusing herself in the
house, asked Mrs. Hanson's consent to
go outside and show them to some
girls across the street. She left the
house and had started to walk across
Third avenue at Twenty-first street
with the toys in ber arms when a trol
ley car came dashing along. The child
became confused and excited when she
saw the car approaching and could not
get off the track. The car was going
so fast that McGivny could not put on
the breakes in time to save the child's
life. One of the wheels passed over
ber neck, severing the head from th
The I'o'e Succeaaor.
Paris, Dec. 2fi. The liome corre
spondent of Gaulois newspaper sayt
that the clearness and vibrating force
of tbe pope's voice when he spoke ue
i fore the sacred college Saturday sur
prised all hearers aud must put a btop
: in immArtiafA aTsMl't inn
bis successor. "This speculation hsi
been centering upon Cardinal Moncaco '
: vef continues the correspond- j
ent. "but the confidence of bis sun.
porters weakens with tbe sustained
health ot the pope, for the cardinal
seems to be on the verge of a decline.
Cardinal Vannutelli is becoming first
favorite among those interested. Next
to him comes Cardinal Parocchi."
Knorked Iidki and Robbed.
Marshall, Tex., Dec. 26. At 8
o'clock yesterday morning Pacific Ex
press " Messenger WcCullough was
knocked down oy a burly negro on tbe
station platform here and robbed of
biB Pouch containing an amount est!
mHUa Bt lten 5,00) and 18,000.
'"m'aieij auer anocaing themes-
tenger down tbe negro grabbed tbe
pouch and made his escape. The scuffle
and robbery was witnessed by at least
I60 P80"1 about the depot, but it was
all done so quickly that no one had
time to recover from their astonish
ment and Interfere until the negro bad
Pat oat Bath HI, K'et
Denvkr, Dec. 26. Minnie Draver, i
iove-erazed waitress, threw a bottle of
Tltriol into the face of Thomas Delaney
bead waiter of the Western hotel, whlli
be was at work in the hotel dtnln
room. The Hery corrosive ate Delaney i
right eye completely out, blinded tbs
left eye and burnt his face and neck In
ft way that will leave bim marked fot
lift. Tbe vitriol throwing Ii tbe out-
on of a Ioto affair.
PETER COOPER'S IUlUSTRATIOM
Uw Ma tared a Mmaaai at te HaMa erf
Morrovlaa; at Halaioaa Mat
Mr. Cooper was always a careful
and prudent bu ness man. He wan
always opposed to the methods of
many merchants, who launched out
in extravagant enterprises ot bor
rowed money, for which they paid
exorbitant pr ce of nterest. Once,
says tbe New Vorn Kvening I ost,
while talking aliout a project with an
acquaintance, tbe latter said be
would have to borrow the money for
six montDs, paying interest at tne
rate of 3 per cent.
"Why do you borrow for so short a
time?" Mr. Cooper asked
Iiccause the t roker will not ne
gotiate bills for longer."
"Well, if you wish," said Mr.
Cooper. "I will dlcount your note
at that rate for three years."
"Are you in earnest?" said tbe
"Certainly 1 am. I will discount
your note form.ooo for three jean
at that rate. Will you do it?"
Of course I will," caid the mer
"Very well,'t said Mr. Cooper,
"just siirn thlt note for lli'.ooo, pay
able In three years, and give me your
check for j"0v, and the transaction Is
"But where is (he money for nie?"
asked the astonished merchant.
"Vou don't get any money, " was
the reply. "Your interest for thirty
six months at '! per centum per
month, amo'.nts to ) er centum,
or tin, K00; therefore, your check for
M)0 hist makes- us even."
The force of this practical illustra
tion ot the follv of paying huch an
exorbitant price for the use of money
was such that the merchant deter
mined never to borrow at such ruin
ous rates, and he frequent iy used to
say that notnlng could have so fully
convinced him as this rather humor
ous proiosal by .Mr. Coojer.
The I, nr !.( I'hoionraph on Itccorcl
It Is seven feet long and fifty
inches high, ;md is a photograph of a
rnlier mapof the I'uiU d States show
ing tbe oil-I.earing districts. Pho
tographers stand before the colored
transparency In the north gallery of
the Mines building and declare It to
le the bik'Kest thing in the Kx posi
tion, and so it is from their stand
point J. K. Hlliers, of the I'nitcd
Mates Geological Survey, Is the man
who made the wonderful photo
graph The model relief map was started
three years ago. It is made of wood
veneers one thirty-second of an Inch
thick, each thickness representing
1 no feet of elevation. The map was
built up of these veneers, and then
carved In relief and a plaster cast
taken. With the light striking It
from the noithwest it was photo
graphed, the livht" and .shadows giv
ing K. a beautiful tone. When the -negative
was transferred to paper,
the states, lakes, ana na'nes were
drawn in, and a negative was taken
from it twenty Inches s.uare. Tbis
negative was enlarged to the size of.
the transparency, i by In In hes.
No ordinary camera could do the
work, so the photographer made a
camera of a room twelve by fifteen
feet in size. Tbe room was black
ened Inside, and made light and even
air-tight The shutter wa inured In
the window and the lens In the shut
ter. Mr. Millers had three exrjert
photographers assist ng him.
The work was focuss'd on a around -
glass plate the same size as the pho-
A Having of HIiih-.
An experienced shoemaker aavi
that the stretching of shoes out of
shape arises entirely from dampness,
and that once damp, nothing can pre
serve them. The only thing which
keeps them In good condition at first
is the finality and stiffening of the
lining. This lattcrotico destroyed by
the moistuie of the foot, the. hhoe is
sure to go. It is suggested by some
one as a measure of preservation that
as soon as the shoe Is taken off, it be
filled with dry oats. These absorb
the moisture and In so doing, swell
and keep the shoe In shape, thus serv
ing a double purpose.
Au ingenious mother
P , V 5 iuM': of ru.r
, tnVm"?,U!lrhl,r l'" h?? olla
1 " ITul
m,F... n" "
ncnija 10 1)6 no
means of turning a rubber boot lnniae
out to the b-at. but like Mahomet
and the mountain, she contrived to
bring the heal to the Ux.t Thlssug.
gestlon will be found of value during
the coming stormy season, wben the
little fellows like Iifif liiricf lu.
(than tramping through drifts higher
than their boot tops.
Ihe I'lnicer or Mrr ury.
"'Adepts In palmistry assert
the length of the fourth or
i me mom important sign In
the hand. There is no great rrian-.
no mar, who ri, In IniiK.rtancc In
any line of life.-wlt'iout a long ,nfi
Btra ght little flnger. The t m of
finger, whether Hpalulate, pointed, or
very nearly ,uare, causes the ca
pacity to 1 directed inU very difTer-
iiMuunm, wnn the lorn?
at..- niuiir linger SiK Crtss In
win result, while the
one denotes tad
and the run.n.
...... . jujjic. jmRi in,ec1
the finger of "wh cdio." The
I'lllW.n .M ...... "
nmnt i.t ...... .... , .
.. to luin people round
little finger" Is, like most old
verbs, the result of continued
Rloee ;oier-ation, and In the case of
...- iJoiiiMju Mercury as Ben
Jonson, In ihe "Alchemist" calls
he fourth Oiiger-i. undoubtedly
tlrclytruc ' "
A wiiale'n throat Is so small ,.
fou could choke him with vou, r.t
nd he feeds on the smallest, um . lo
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