The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, June 04, 1896, Image 1
The ' Sioux County Journal, VOLUME VIIL HAKKI80N, NEBRASKA THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 189(3. NUMBEK 39. TBI LADIES. . Tbe pleasant effect and perfect safety with which ladies may uu the California liquid laxatire. Syrup of Figs, under all condition!, makes it their favorite remedy. To get the true and genuine article, look fur the name ot the California Fig Hyn:p Co., printed near the bottom of tbe package. CMiat i I arm t s H SaraarSla t fc mttmi tor avrVjtac MS I Hood' Sarsaparilla UUwO TrueM .furltf. AMdnmUta SI Naf' PMtS ear U Liver Ilia. . Th Greatest Medical Dicovery of the Age. KENNEDY'S MEDICAL DISCOVERY. tSULB KEIXEfiY, OF ROXBURY, MASS., Has discovered in one of our common tisture weeds a remedy that cures every ind of Humor, from the worst Scrofula down to a common Pimple. He has tried it in over eleven hundred Cases, and never failed except In two cases (both thunder humor). He has now In his possession over two hundred certificates of its value, ail within twenty miles of Boston. 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Mrs. Melville stopped In the midst of telling Ritchie -of the Sixth that anchovy paste was to be struck off tbe commlaary list; she stopped and looked appeallngly at Mel ville. "Austin, can't you do something?" Austin gathered up his napkin, put bla hand on the table, and started to push back his chair; Mien be sank down again and restored his napkin to lis place on bis knee. "If I go In there and he gets Impertinent, I'll break his head which would be bad for bis head and. Incidentally, for my official neck." "But It's head or china." "Well, there Is plenty more china and when that gives out the quarter master has a new Invoice of tinware." "But, seriously, Austin, there won't be a thing left for the general to eat off of. What are we going to do about It?" "I think the epidemic la over. There has not been a dlah broken that I know of in five minute.. You must be reason able, and make due allowances for him, Matty. It's hot out there. It's hot here, too. It's hotter than blazes every where." "I think, my dear, you are bordering on profanity. Of course It's hot. Within the memory of the oldest Inhabitant, It has never been even cool In Arlsona In July. You really can't expect the Inspec tor general to bring Ice. Mr. Ritchie, don't you think be ought to do some thing?" k "I must respectfully decline to enter Into a family difference. You and Mel vlllo must settle the queatlon between yourselves. Only let me suggest that If It comes to the actual breaking of heads, I'd take It out on Sing, and hot on one another." "There! Austin," fairly screamed Mrs. Melville, jumping up, "there goes another; and yet you sit and laugh. Ob, how horrid you enn be!" "Sit down, Matty, and talk sense. Suppose I should go out there and at tempt to reason with Ring. In the natu ral sequence of events It would come to pnss that In his present humor he would be so ugly that I should feel obliged, as I snld, to break bis head. Apart from the distant consequences of that act, you can see that the near ones would be pretty bad. You'd have to wash the breakfast dishes, and do the house work, and alao cook and serve the gen eral's dinner. Therefore, the lnadvlsa blllty of my reducing Sing's head to splinters Is obvious. Isn't It?" "I suppose so; but I do wish to good ness Mrs. Lawrence'a cook hadn't got married." "So doca she the cook, I mean since O'Halleran came borne drunk two nlghta ago, and thraahed her. He's been In the guard-house ever alnce, and I'm out a good man. Shows what marriage docs. Before be waa married, he didn't bent his wife. However, It wouldn't have made the slightest difference whether she had committed matrimony or not; the Lawrences would never have had the general nor even a single member of the staff to dinner. She's never dined the paymaster, you know." "I think It's too bad a first lieuten ant's wife has to do It, and all the rest of the entertaining for the poet." "You are also the adjutant's wife, remember." "Yes, of course. I wonder what's the matter with Sing, anyway?" "That'sobvlous approaching guests," observed Ritchie, stroking and curling his unduly military muatachlos, the mustachlos that have entwined and en snared so many hearts In their silken meshes since then, In the whirl of Washington society. Ritchie was Mel ville's second lieutenant at that time, and aa he waa not married, end didn't' like the bachelor moss, he messed wltb bis senior and that young officer's wife. "Why didn't his cousin die, then?" "Perhapa he realises that the dead cousin's funeral la a lltle worn as a method of obtaining a leave." "I should think so; one died when the paymaster was coming to dinner the time before last, and another when the Indian agent waa here, and be polished off two In anticipation of the paymas ter's last trip." "That's not all, Austin," pursued Mrs. Melville. "Generally ha only slams when he has lost at faro the ntght be fore." . In pursuance of hi method of war- fa re, Sing precipitated a choppplng-bowl and knife to the floor, with a resulting noise that only the falling of thoae two homely utenslla could possibly accom plish. Melville bit his upper Up and clenched hla flat. "1 wonder If It would do any good for ma to go out and speak him quietly?" suggested bis wife. "Suppose you try It If he takes a carving-knife to you, call out and we'll come to your rescue; but unless It's an actual carving-knife, don't get ua ml led up In any domestic brawl." Mrs. Melville patted her lace-and rib bon breakfast-cap down securely, took a long breath, arose, walked resolutely to the kitchen door, opened It, passed through, and closed It behind her. Melville and Ritcbl listened. Mel vllle leaned back In hla pine Q. M. chair, with bts ear bent toward the kitchen; Ritchie scraped salt Into little ridges on tbe cloth with hla knife. They could hear the droning of Mrs. Melville's voice, then a pause. She commenced and paused again, and yet a third time, her voice rising a little higher at the last. Rut Sing was worshiping the god of silence. After the third venture Mrs. Melville came reluctantly out and resumed her seat "Well 7" "Well, I told him." "Yes, we heard you. But what did be dor "He didn't do anything much. He just didn't answer." "Did he turn his bock on you?" "Well yea." "In short, he didn't pay any attention to you?" "I suppose be didn't" Melville took a biscuit, and passed tbe plate on to Ritchie. "What the dick ena is one going to do about It?" be ask ed of the opposite wall. "If we were only nearer some town or the railroad, we might get some one else. But if we let Sing go, it may be months before we can get anybody else. I wouldn't mind cooking for you and Mr. Rltohle ao much, though lt'a pretty hard work, but I actually can't get up a dinner for the Inspector-general and bis staff, and serve the dinner, too." A pan went clashing and clattering along the kitchen floor. Mrs. Melville sighed, Melville grew fiercer, and Ritch ie devoted hlmaelf to the mackerel. The shattering of a china dlah broke the stillness. 'That's six," breathed Mrs. Melville. This time Melville bit his under lip ns he put his napkin on the table beside his plate and pushed away his chair. "Oh, Austin, youd better not go, ventured his wife, mildly. He made no answer, but strode to the door and passed through. Ritchie re sumed the salt scraping, and Mrs. Mel ville grasped both arms of her chair and held her breath. At first there wo only the rolling of Melville's deep voice, tlren the sound of a sudden scuffle. Mrs. Melville gave a smothered scream and started up. "Sit down," commanded Ritchie, pushing back his own chair, but keeping hi seat Mrs. Melville sat down. There wasonlya momentary scraping of boots and Chinese slippers In the kitchen, then a scries of thumps down the back steps and the scratching of gravel, also a km, broken murmur from the yard. "I guess," remarked Ritchie, calmly, "that I'll go and see who's underneath." Mrs. Melville did not atempt to move again, but she watched the second lieu tenant anxiously. He strolled to the window and stood there, one hnnd In his trousers pocket, the other stroking the riiustachlo. "Well?" ventured the young woman, lliiilly. Ritchie turned around and came back to his choir. "I gues Melville's doing nliout what he sold he would breaking Sing's head." Wnk cries like those of a lltle child came up from the hack-yard. "Is that Sing?" asked the lady of the house. "It doesn't sound much like Melville." At the end of a couple of minutes Mel ville went paat the window and In at the side door, and a lltle later he came Into the dining-room by tbe front en trance and resumed his seat. The ahuflle of Ring's slippers could be heard In tbe kitchen. The adjutant, despite his smoothed hair and newly brushed coat, looked so ruffled aa to temper that his wife wisely refrained from speech. Ritchie waa bolder. "Has the police party got to come around and pick up the pieces?" "No; I guess he's whole." , "Is be a little more reasonable?" "Ob, he's doing ths lamb act now." "Tell ua about it, Auatln," begged Mrs. Melville. "I juat told him he'd got to stop bla nonsense and behave himself. Of course I didn't want to say anything ugly to make him madder. He mutter ed that he'd go, or something like that, and be flung the dish-towel In my face. I was a little riled at that, but I don't think I'd have done anything except kick him out if I hadn't remembered tbe dinner. I knew he bad to be pounded into staying. So I pounded. That's all." Mrs. Melville flew into tbe sitting room a few hours later. "Auatln, he's vamoosed!" Melville stood op, put down hla news paper, and knocked the ashes from his cigar. "I'll get him back," be said. "How?" "Send a deaebment out for him and bring him back." So Mrs. Melville watched and waited for half an hour, and at the end of that time heard tbe shuffle of feet and th tramping of boots on the perch. Sing glided Into the room, followed by his master. There was a guard at the door. "Here he la. Try the force of gentle persuasion, Matty." Mr. Melville was a coaxing little body; she could have moved any on but a Chinaman. Sing remained obdu rate. "No," he grunted; "me no come back." "Just to get dinner, Sing; you can go afterward." "No." She looked appeallngly at her bus bend. "Then you won't come back and get dinner to-night. Sing?" asked Melville. "No." , "Guard, take this man and put him to chopping wood in the sun." It was rather a stretch of official and military authority, but even the commanding officer, who was to dine with the gen eral, realised the urgency of tbe caae. ' An hour of wood-chopping under guard, under all the untamed glory of an Arizona sun, brought Ring Into sub jection. He appeared, downcast, per spiring, gasping, and penitent, at the door of Melville's quarters. "Mlssa Mel Vllle. Me wantee slee Mis' Melville." "No; you can't see her; she's lying down." "Yes. Me wantee slee Mis' Melville. Me tellee Mis' Melville me come back." "She no want you back, Sing."- "Oh! you go tellee." "All right. I go tellee her. She no come, I think." Melville disappeared and brought back hia wife. Her face was contorted Into an unrelenting frown. "Well, Sing?" she demanded, severely. "Mia Melville, me come back.'' "No. I no want you come back." "Me cookee good dinner. Alice gamee heap good. Sun heap hot, makee my head hurt," moaned the child of the Orient. "No breakee plates no more." "All right," she confessed, reluctant ly, "I keep you to-day, maybe." "Really, Mrs. Melville," said the griz zled Inspector-general, as he sat beside hla brilliant little hostess at the table, and looked Its length at the goodly ar ray of yet unbroken dishes, "I can't see what you all make such a fuss about these Western stations for. Of course they're a little far from the railroad, but you have pretty good society, you dress- well, exactly aa they do In Wash ington, so far as my masculine eyes can tell; you live on the fat of the land, to Judge from what I see before me; and you certainly have excellent domestic service." Mrs. Melville blessed the happy thought which had made her place the general so that he could not see the guard standing over the Celestial cook out In the kitchen, as the door swung to and fro. "Yes," she assented, "still there are some Inconveniences." "You seem to have overcome them." "We have temporarily," she answer ed. Gwendolen Overton, In San Fran cisco Argonaut. Tommy Was Jewel. Owing to the Illness of his regular office lxy, Dr. Joseph Marcus some weeks ORoVhiired a new boy named Tom my Jones. Tommy was a jewel, and when Joe, the first Incumbent, conval esced, the Doctor was loo th to let Tom my go. But Joe wanted to come back to his soft lrerth, and pleaded with his former employer. A way out of the dilemma seemed to present Itwflf, for the Doctor tuild: "Joe, If yon cun put the other boy out you cun tet your Job back." "Io you mean that I must lick him?" "Tlmt's nlKiut the size of It." "All rlrht." When Dr. Marcus returned to his office that night he met a eight he never bargained for. The glass In the door was smashed to sniithereims. A marble clock on the mantel waa miuus dial, glans or hand and a halidsome office chair reposed on three legs, tjut Joe was In victorious posaeaslon, nursing a swollen cheek. "Tommy's gone," he said, with a grin, The Doctor said nothing, but as he made a silent survey of the wreck of hla household goods he Imagined the scene thnt had preccdsil the eruption and made a mental vow never to advise Imrahly again. Cincinnati Enquirer. tReal Taffy on a Htlok. "Courting sticks" were In use In New England about 100 years ago. They were long wooden tubes, through which the lovers could whisper to each other when the presence of other persons In terfered wHh the secret exchange of endearing expressions. There Is nothing Ip which people are so Inconsistent aa In their economies. Baa Never Peen Hl Planet. Dr. Max Wolf, of Heidelberg, who. se previously related in this column, has discovered by the aid of photog raphy thirty-six new asteroids, recent ly remarked: "I have myself never seen a single one of my little planets In the sky." He has only looked upon their images Impressed on his photo graphic plates, leaving to other astron omers the pleasure of viewing them with telescopes. Chinese Toothpick. Dr. Benjamin Sharp says that the Chinese use tbe whiskers of the wal rus for toothpicks. These whiskers are very stiff bristles, three or four Inches In length, which grow around the snout of the animal. The Chinese get these singular tootbpleka from Be ring Sea, where the Alaskans dry them and put them up In packages for their Celestial customers. Tapestry Made by Moth. At a recent meeting of the St. Louis Academy of Sciences, apeclmena were eihiblted of a kind of tapestry said to have been woven by the larvae of moths on the celling of a corn-loft In Mexico. The silken sheet seems to have covered the entire celling. It was composed of flue threads crossing and reeroHKing in every direction, waa nearly white in color and resembled a piece of soft-tanned sheepskin. The Insect that made it are very destruct ive to corn stored In warehouses. Pitting Insects Against Inaecta. ' It is told of the lute Professor Riley, the entomologist, that he was the first to demonstrate that the ravages of an Imported species of Insect could be checked by bringing its natural insect enemies from its native home to attack it Through hie Influence this sort of Insect warfare for the benefit of horti culture waa waged In California In 1888. An Insect injurious to orange and lemon treea had found Its way from Australia to California, and Pro fessor Riley had a species of lady-bug. the natural enemy of the Insect, Im ported from Australia to defend the threatened groves. An Astronomical Spectacle. The eclipse of the sun which occurs on the ninth of August next Is likely to be viewed by an unusual crowd of spectators. The total phase of the eclipse will be visible In Lapland, as well as in Nova Zembla, Siberia and the Japanese Island of Yezo. Several special steamer parties are already ad vertised to sail from London for the purpose of viewing the eclipse from the neighborhood of the North Cape. So oue of the greatest of scientific events Is to be made, If possible, a popular spectacle. There ore not many people who have ever beheld a totl eclipse of the sun, but the sight is one worth a very long journey to see. Life-Boats. The Board of Supervisors of Steam Vessels has approved a newly Invented form of life-boat, which Is designed to do away, as far as possible, with the horrors which have sometimes at tended the lack, or failure, of provi sions when people are cast away at sea. The new boat has, under Its floor, two water-tight compartments Intend ed to contain, In air-tight metallic tanks, not only provisions and water, but clothing. It has sometimes hap pened that in the haste of getting away from a sinking ship the boats have not been provided with anything for the passengers to eat. The tanks of the new boats are intended to lie always ready furnished with such necessaries. Madrid' Meteor. Meteors have frequently been seen to explode, and sometimes the noise of the explosion bos been heard long dls tnnces away; but It fs very seldom that so remarkable a phenomenon of this kind occurs as that which was wit nessed at Madrid on the moruing of Feb. 10. A large meteor, the height of which alove the earth was esti mated by the astronomers connected with the observatory at the Spanish capital to be about twenty miles, ex ploded Just over the elty. The shock broke mauy windows and caused a panic among the people. No report of the finding of pieces of the meteor, which must have fallen to the ground. has yet been rocelved. Hndlography. Successful experiments with the won derful "X rays," emitted from a vac uiim tube through which an electric current Is passing, have now been made In hundreds of laboratories, and the fact seems to be established that tills now kind of photograhphy, by which hidden things and the Interior structure of various substances and bodies are exhibited, will have an Im porta nt application In surgery, as well aa in other practical sciences. Thus far no pictures have ben produced superior to those originally exhibited by the discoverer of the pbenomenan, Professor Roentgen, of Wurzburg. In asmuch aa tbe rays which cause these wonderful effects are not rays of light, it Is evident that the word "pbotog. raphy," meaning light writing, hard ly fits the pictures they produce, and accordingly Professor Goodspeed, of the University of Pennsylvania, Mat proposed the name 'radiography," rsqr- writiug, for the new process. BITS OF KNOWLEDGE. Woolen manufacture employs 220,000 Americans. The man who will not improve his chance is bound to lose It, no matter whether it has to do with seeking sal vation or making a fortune. ' A 634 carat diamond, the finest ever found in Africa, was discovered at Jaggersfonteln, in the Transvaal, on the day after Christmas. When cut It Is expected that it will be worth 300,000? Charlemagne possessed a tablecloth woven from asbestos. He used to as tonish his guests after dinner by gath ering It up and throwing It Into the fire, from whence he drew it cleansed from gravy and other grease. New Hampshire has reason to be proud of, her free public library sys tem. Splendid work has been accom plished since 1892, and of the 238 cities and towns in the State there are now not more than fifty that have no free public library. Negotiations are in , progress by which the Art Institute of Chicago may become the possessor of the sixty four paintings by Gustave Dore which for the past few years have been ex hibited in this country. The price Is said to be $1,000,000. A cave alleged to rival in extent and grandeur the great Mammoth Cave has been discovered In Edmonson County,. Kentucky, in which Mammoth Cave Is situated. The newspapers of that re gion tell many stories of the remark able character of the new cave. In commemoration of the victories won by the Japanese troops In China, the Buddhists of Kioto, Japan, will erect a gigantic bronze statue of Bud dha in that city. It will be 120 feet In height, and the cannon captured by the Japanese during the war are to be used In making the Image. Hard Work and a Long Sleep. After the Battle of Dellgrad, In 1876, when the struggle of Servla against Turkey came to an end, Mr. Archibald Forlx's found hlmeelf the only news paper correspondent on the spot, and felt bound to make the most of his op portunity. The nearest accessible tele graph office was at Semlln, more than one hundred and twenty miles away. It was 5 o'clock in the afternoon. Mr. Forties Inert no time in starting, and from lils account of the Journey the reader may derive a pretty good idea of one phase of a war correspondent's life:' I had an order for powt-horsee along the road, and I galloped hard for Para chin, the nearest post station. When I got there the postmaster had horses, but no vehicles. ' Now if I had merely sent a courier, this obstacle would have sufficed to stop him; but It waa apparent to me, being my own messenger, that although I could not drive, I might tide. True, the Servian poet-nags were not saddle horses; but sharp spurs and the hand ling of an old dragoon might be re lied on to make them travel somehow. All nlgtit long I rode that weary Jour ney, changing horses every fifteen milt, and forcing the vile brutes along at the top of their speed. At 9 the next morning, sore from head to foot, I was clattering over the stones of the Belgrade main street. The field-telegraph wire had conveyed but a curt, fragmentary Intimation of disaster; and the whole capital, fever ish for further news, ruahed out Into the street as I powdered along; but I had galloped all night, not to gossip in Belgrade, but to get to flie Semlln tele graph wire across the river, and I never drew rein till I reached the ferry boat. At Semlln one long drink of beer, and then at once to the task of writing, hour after hour against time, the tid ings of which I was the bearer from the interior. After I had written my story and put It on the wires, I lay down in ray clothes and slept twenty hours without awak ening once. I had meiint to start liack from Dell grad on the afternoon of the day of my,., arrival in Belgrade, but sheer fatigue had caused me to lose a day In sleep. It seemed to me, however, when I re covered from my chagrin at this de lay, thnt perhaps after all I was fairly entitled to a good long sleep; for I had seen a battle that lasted six hours, ridden a hundred and twenty miles, anil written to the Dally News a tele graphic message four columns long all In the space of thirty hours. If you love any one well enough, to die for him, first get your life Insured In his favor. As a first evidence that a wife's lovt Is falling she begins tu exaggerate her duty to her kin.