The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, August 20, 1896, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    The Sioux County Journal,
Tim day is done and 'n tlie WP8t
Tha afterglow in gleaming;
And sweet the nestlings are at rest
'Neath downy wings are dreaming.
The owl hoot in the thirket drear,
In the elm his TigiU keeping.
While mother sings in tones so clear
And baby lies half sleeping;
Sleep, sleep, gently iW-ep,
While the owls their vigils keep,
Jdly dreaming.
Moonbeam gleaming
While my baby lies asleep.
The soothing notes in cadence fall.
And vesper bells are ringing.
Dear mamma sings a madrigal
While baby's arms are elinging.
Nocturnal winds are howling drear
And rippling waves are flowing,
Still mamma, sings to baby dear
Sweet love seeds softly sowing.
Sleep, sleep, gently sleep,
While the stars from heaven peep;
Wake not, dearie,
You are weary,
Sleep, my darling, gently steep.
"No, I do not admire the "new worn
an' at all," cried Major Ashley, be
tween the whiffs of n cigar.
"How In that?" inquired Lieutenant
Bolton. "For my part I tiiinu a girl
looks awfully Jolly seated on a bicycle,
or playing cricket.
The Major honk his head.
"(Jive me the girl of tweniy years
ago, womanly mid modest. The gill of
to-day I do not care for; she I t ir too
bold and well masculine."
Charlie Jtollon laughed heartily.
"Look here, Major," he said; "I'll bet
vou anything you like that you'l! 'U'l
by marrying a 'new woman.' "
"I shall never at all, Charlie, my boy
I have cared for but one woman it) my
life, ami 1 do not think I ever shal
Charlie row
Major's aide.
and went over to the
"Forgive me." bo said, "I am afraid
I have recalled some painful memory
In your life. I might have guessed yo.t
had a reason for renin! -'-ig alngl.V
"You are right, Charlie," be replied,
"by saying that you have called up a
painful' memory In my life, but do not
apologize fr doing so. Hit down, lad,
and I will tell you all about It-thls
v , ft. v AJ3
M K. I Oil's SI HE.
memory. It was nineteen years ai
began the Major, "when I first met
. Aitc r re I had lust reached the
age of 21. Khe was 18 and very beaut!'
ful. I think I fell In love at first sight
"She was with her mother at a gar
den party, where I was also a guest.
She wore a simple white dress, with a
cluster of golden-cyed marguerites at
her throat, and a large hat trimmed
with the same flowers.
"After that our meetings were fre-
qnent. She used to manage to steal
out In the dusk of the evenings me:t
me. her checks all aglow with blushes
"One evetilng she came, not with
usual quick, light step, but slowly auJ
sadly, bcr beautiful eyes full of unshed
" 'O, Eric," she whispered, shaking
like an asiien, 'you-you and 1 are to
be separated. My parents an? forcing
me Into a hateful marriage with a man
whom 1 abhor. I believe my fatli-r Is
In his debt, and unless I consent to be
tils wife mv Barents will be mine!
and homeless.
"My Indlgnatlou knew no NhmhK I
refused to give her up.
"'It Is a cruel sacrifice," she said
'vet It must lp made. I cannot see my
parents ruined. 1 must save them,''
"Then I got angry and accused h.r
of not loving me, of being a flirt; but
all the while I knew that I waa wrong
knew that her whole heart waa mine
She did love me truly. Yet her duty
to her parents stood liefore her dffoc-
tlou for me.
"We parted, Joth broken-hearted,
never saw her again. Two years later
Dews came to me of her death. She
rtUd. leaving a child a girl, twelve
tnoutba old.
'That l my 'love story,' Charlie; It
happened nineteen year ago. I have
nvr loved anv woman In all those
year. I don't think I ever aliall."
"Juat the day for a 'apln, " aald Eric
Aahley to hlmaelf aa he mounted bis
Merely "I'll take a lolly food turn
round the country, bar lunch at
jSt. hi1..-
wayalde-lnn, get back In time to chance
nd catch the three o'clock train for
The Major had not swept well the
previous night. Thoughts of the past
had come crowding through his brain,
banishing sleep until long after day
break. It was scarcely six o'clock and the
air was glorious. The birds were Hing
ing their sweetest, and all nature was
fair to see. The Major had ridden
about six miles, when he saw ap
proaching him another machine.
As It came nearer he could see that
Its rider was a shabby, dirty-looking
man, with steel-blue eyes. The bicycle
BIS CO 1. 1).
was a very handsome one. But at
second glance Eric observed that it
was a lady's. In an Instant It had pass
ed him. j
Five minutes later, on turning a bend
lu the road, a sight met his eyes which
caused his blood to run cold.
There upon the ground, with her
arms extended, lay a young girl. Her
face was deathly pale, and a dark blue
mark shone out upon her forehead
with ghastly vividness.
She was attired In a cycling costume
f dark blue cloth, and a little peak cap
lay a few yards distant.
It was the face of tils dead love.
He stooped and pressed passionate
Isses upon the pale lips. Then he
pulled his brandy flask from his pocket
nd poured a little of the spirit through
Presently the girl's eyelids quivered.
'Do not fear," cried Eric, gently.
'You atf aufu. Are you fwling better.'
My head," she breathed faintly,"tbe
pain is terrible." Then, suddenly re
membering, she cried wildly: 'Ihat
man, where is ho? O, pray don't leave
me, I am so frightened. "
To delay medical aid would perhaps
prove serious. lie scarcely UKeu to
leave her while he rode off for a doc
tor, yet what else could be done?
Stooping, he lifted the small form in
his strong arms am! bore her gently
to the roadside, where the grass was
growing fresh and green, and the
hedge would shelter her from the sun s
Ten minutes later the Inhabitants of
the next village were surprised to see
gentleman riding a bicycle, In bis
shirt sleeves, stop ut the doctors door
And to think that sweet girl is my
Alice's child, Charlie, my boy,' cried
the Major, 'and should be residing
lose to me for two years with her
father, and I not know it."
Fate, Major, fate," said Charlie Bol
ton, prophetically.
She is a little darling," went on tin
Major, "w'th her mother s angel face
and charming ways. What a brute that
man must have been to have struck her
such a blow. I hope the law will pun
ish him as severely as It can."
'I am surprised at the young lady's
father allowing his daughter to skir
mish the country alone."
'Her father! Bah! He does not care
that." said the Major, snapplug his
fingers. "She told me bcrseir he waa
scarcely ever aober, and her life at
borne was wretched."
"Poor little thing." cried Charlie. "I
Bay, Major, I have thought of some
thing awfully Jolly. Why don't you
marry her, eh? But, perhaps, Major,
you have a great objection to marrying
a 'new woman.' I remember you aald
once that you did not admire her.
"Jeaale la not a 'new woman,' " cried
the Major. "She certainly does ride a
hicrcle. but In everything else abe i
womanly, modeat and iweet'
"And you are In lore, Major, without
a doubt No, do't deny It. You bare
, ...Sift.
7 C'lALJT :l
' 7 ....
been an altered man since the day you
found Miss Jessie Insensible and hurt
on that lonely country road."
At three o'clock that afternoon Eric
... . .. . .i i f
presented nimseit at xue uuw "
girl he loved. He found her leauing
back in a large, cozy chair, with au
open hook on her lap.
I am so glad to see you, Major, sue
said in her simple, unaffected way. i
was feeling most dreadfully dull. I'apa
has gone to the races. I don't think I
am very bright. My bead aches a good
deal," she replied.
Poor little bead; I am so sorry, ir
you had been well enough, Miss Jessie,
I should have asked you to have given
me your advice upon a very Important
"My advice. Major Ashley! I am
afraid it would not be worth taking."
"Oh. indeed It would," cried Eric.
"Then please tell me all about this
Important business. I feel quite curi
ous." said she.
"Well," he said, a little nervously.
"the truth Is I am in love with a young
lady, but I am not certain about her
affection for me, and I should like you
to tell me whether you really think It
Is possible for a girl of 18 to love a man
of 40?"
"If I were a man and loved a girl I
should co straight to her. That Is the
only advice I can give you, Major."
"Then I will,' said Eric, springing up
and seating himself on the couch be
side her. "Jessie. It Is you whom
love-love to distraction. Will you be
my wife, dear? That is, If you care for
me well enough.
Jessie did not seem at all surprised
for she put her two little hands upon
his sleeve.
"I knew It was me you meant all the
n-lille" she said, blushing. "Vou silly
He Could Shoot.
The Marquis de Mores, who waa
,,,i..i u-u hW nntive escort, winie
on an expedition In Nortben Africa
UIUM4' H u "
was. mi Intrepid and adventurous
Frenchman, and many characteristic
... . ,. i,.i,t nf his exneriences In'
H,n Bad Lands of Western DaKota
where be carried on an extensive cattie
tmKitioK fifteen years ago. une nay
u-iion the niiiriiuis returned to
shanty, acording to one narrator, he
ound a couple of cowboys cotmucuiirf ,
hemsclves in a lawless manner around
the place. They gave me. r reucimm..
the laugh on his horsemanship, ami one
of the pair, nicknamed Broad Buck
Morris, mounted his pony with the
remark that he would snow tn
quls how to ride. Pigging in urn spins
he began circling about tue r i-eu.-u-
maii. his companion following nts ex
ample, the two tiring tneir w iu-
ters and cursing the marquis to um
est of their ability as they rode, i no
after calmly rolled a cigarette and be
gun pulling it.
"Prop that, you telnlerioot; roaieo
- . , .1. ,,,!!!,. tif, lifa
one or tlie mvuuens iiuum "i
mustang with a Jerk; "drop that, or l u
clip it out of yer mouth." At the same
moment lie lifted hl inemwer.
Pe Mores turned half way in tils
saddle, look a deep inspiration ami
blew out a cloud of smoke. As It
cleared away the cowboy took deliber
ate aim and fired. The cigarette was
nent flying in fragments.
i n inwinni fie Mores had draw 11 nts
loiig-Diirreueii r ivm-u i-ivv 1 '
belt and pulled tlie. trigger. I ho v m
chester dropped out of the cowboy's
hands. He had beeu shot through botu
wrlsts. The other cowboy was then on
pe Mores' flank. As soon as he saw
him pull his gun h grabbed his rifle,
but hadn't time to raise It before the
marquis fired a second time, just as his
ironco gave a lunge and a duck, i ne
... ... t.. I.ia
man tumbled on uu a uuim "
shoulder. Pe Mores then rolled an
other cigarette, lighted It and
ued the conversation.
To read for Instruction Is commend
able, ami to read for amusement is,
under certain conditions of mind or
bodv. almost eoually so. The reading
one finds it hard to defend Is that which
Is done with no end In view but to kill
time." ...When one Is tempted to tins
form of dissipation. It will be helpful
to remember the suggestion ascribed ba
one of tlie merchant-princes ot canaua.
Late in life, after his fortune had
been made, Mr. S. took a young man in
to partnership. Entering the office ou
a dull day in the dull season, the mil
lionaire found his partner yawning
over a book.
"What's that you're doing?" Mr. S.
"There was nothing else to do, so I'm
reading." was the answer.
"Nothing else to do! Reading!" the
great merchant repeated, In a tone that
expressed wonder, amusement and
scorn. "When you've nothing else to
do, dou't read. Think!"
The dressing of codfish Is an opera
tion requiring skill and rapidity. A
man called the "throater" cuts the flsli'a
throat awl rips It open and passes It to
the "header," who removes the head
and entralla; the "splitter" then splits
the fish open and takes out a part of the
backbone, and the "aaltcr" pile up tha
fiah in tiers In the bold of the boat and
salt thorn.
When people try to show all the love
there la In them, they are tried for in
Cutworms and White Grubs.
The cutworm Is commonly confused
with the white grub, and is in many
cases mistaken for the grub. The adult
of the cutworm Is a moth, and lays Its
eggs mostly in grass ami other places.
The larva or worm feeds upon graHS
and leaves of other planus wmetinies
the roots until full grown, when it
enters the ground to transform, and in
a few days or weeks the adult moth
emerges. The moths are of various
colors, and are quite common during
the summer months. They are night
flyers, and hide during the day in
grass and other places. They measure
about one to one and one-half Inches
across the wings, and are commonly
called millers. The white grub, on the
other band, is the larva or worm hatch
ed from eggs laid by the June or May
beetles. The eggs are usually laid in
grass, where they hatch In about a
a, Larva; b, ninth.
month, and the little grubs feed upon
the rootlets of various plants for the
first year. They burow down Into the
ground from IS inches to two feet,
where they remain over winter. Dur
ing the second year the grub eats near
the surface, and does great damage
on account of its size and larger appe
tite. They spend the winter as Derore,
and the third year they reach maturity.
The grub passes lis transformation iu
little cells lu the earth, and the ma
ture beetle emerges in the spring. Tlie
adult is a dark chestnut brown beetle.
the head often
black, and the
breast some
times covered
with yellowish
hairs. The body
is about an inch
long, and the
beetles are rapacious feeders. They
appear In May and June, buzzing about
certain trees at night. It Is not an
uncommon thing just at dusk, in May
or June, to see thousands of beetles
swarming about trees. They feed upon
the leaves, and often defoliate large
numbers of trees. Summing up, then,
the adult of the white grub Is the May
or June beetle, and that of the cut
worm a delicate moth. Grubs nsuaHly
feed upon roots, and remain below the
surface, while cutworms feed upon
eaves and other foliage, eating at
night and hiding during the day under
anything that will conceal them. When
these Insects are numerous they are
difficult to combat
over large areas.
In gardens, cut
worms niay be de
stroyed by strew
ing bunches of
green grass, clover,
c a b b age leaves,
etc., between the
rows and sprin
kling with parts
green In solution
a teaspoonful to a
pall of water.
this Is done before the crops are plant
ed, or the seeds "have come up, many
of the young worms may be destroyed
before they can do any harm. In a
small way tomato, cabbage and other
plants can be protected by encircling
their stems close to the ground with
bands of tin or tarred paper. Rota
tion of crops may often be advanta
geous with field crops. American Agri
culturist. Plowing After Karly Peaa.
All who have grown peaa know bow
Inevitably, after tlie early crop has been
gathered, weeda whlck nave sprung up
between and In the rows make afltasV
Wblng progress, and onleaa plowed aV
der will soon outflow wverythlng aJass.
Wa know tb moon new la tba fact
that the pea roots underground have
been decomrxising the air and putting
its nitrogen ia available form. This
nitrogenous fertility, though made
without cost, is far too valuable to be
wasted on weeds. If the pea vines are
of the dwarf varieties that do not need
to be bushed, they may le profitably
plowed under where their decay will
itill further Increase soil fertility. It
is a good preparation for some late
crop, as turnips or late cabbage, to plow
under pea vines and plant the new crop
over rhem. It needs only sufficient
moisture to make thin swond crop a
success, as the p-as while growing have
provided the nitrogenous plant food re
y.sctt Tainting in Cellars.
Most farmers put the eggs down cel
lar In suiiimer time, as lieing the cool
est place they can find for them. This
in all right if the cellar has Ih-cu duly
cleaned, whitewashed and ventilated,
so as to keep lt air pure. But there are
conditions in wiiich eggs In cellars will
spoil quite as quickly as in a warmer
room nivHta Irs. The egg shell is porous.
If there are odors of decaying vegeta
bles or of tainted meat in the air, they
will penetrate the egg. While the germ
will not twgiii to develop a chick at the
cellar temperature, tlie presence of
tainted air In contact with Hie egg will
caiwe It to lose Its flavor almost at once,
and soon become as bad as It la possible
for an egg to be. In such cases the chick
dies and its own decay makes the egg
worse than it would otherwise be. Eggs
for keeping ought never to lie fertilized.
The cocks should either be killed off or
confined so they cannot, get to the liens
after midsummer. In this way much
trouble will lie saved. The hens will
lay more eggs, and eggs thus produced
infertile csin lie easily kept until winter
and sold at winter prices.
Fnpnort for Hrry Hushes.
Wire is very commonly used as a sup
port for raspberry and blackberry bush.
es, this W'lfig .or necessity very tuoui.
and verv firmly braced. But this does
not suffice to keep tlie wire stillly in
place. Where wires are stretched along
each side of a row already, they can be
mad'! much more efficient by tying
them together with cross wires every
U-n feet or so. This pulls them together
and keeps the biwhes upright and in
place. Where there is no support at
present and support it to be given the
bushes, the plan shown In the diagram
ran lie followed to advantage. Light
wooden strips of inch-square stuff are
held up by stakes of the same material
and rigidly attached to each other by
cross wires. These cross wires are the
most important part, of the whole, for
they are constantly pulling the bushes
up Into close quarters the one tiling
for which supports are desired.
New Varieties of Wheat.
The wheat blossom usually fertilizes
Itself, and for this reason new varletle
are rarely originated, except by sports
But the crossing of different varivtle
may le done artificially by taking off
the stametiH from one ear, and care
fully depositing on the blossom the pol
len of a different variety. It is not best
to try to cross widely different varie
ties, as these would lie only mongrels.
ThisseeniiS to be the origin of some new
varieties of wheat whicih are partly
bald and partly bearded. Some have
thought these were distinct varieties,
hut a farmer wiio saved seed of each
separate, and sowed lxt:h, found that
the bald and bearded beads appeared
In Ixith lots, though the majority of the
grain was of the kind sown.
Farm Notes.
It is stated that In Minnesota the sun
flower le raised for fuel, nn acre fur
nUhlng a year's supply for a family,
the heads, seeds and stalks all being
The la rgest sheep owner In the world
is said to be 8. McCaugbey, of the,
Coonong Station, at Jerlderlc, New
South Wales. He has 3,000,000 acres
of hind and Uist season sheared 1,000,000
Dogs seldom attack sheep If one mem
ber of the flock has a bell, aa sheep
kllllng dogs are suspicious and dislike
Che noise or alarm. Breeders who have
tried bells report favorably of their une.
It would be better for all persons con
cerned If a neighbor who tina a piece of
costly machinery or farm Implement
would put a price upon lt use rather
tan lend It to fbla one and that; better
ren than to refuse to lend It at all. The
borrowing and lending practice on Hi
farm la not thing t be encouraged.
Much Eneineerin Skill Required !
et the Poles Properly.
Telephone construction in the Rock
Mountains is anything but child's play,
and Is attended with a great deal of
hardship. The line built from Leadville
to Aspen several years ago is a case In
point. It took two mouths to cover the
entire length, forty-eight miles. In or
dinary construction the poles would lie
Bet forty-two to the mile, but at certain
points, where sharp turns were neces
sary, the number would sometimes be
increased to seventy-five to the mile.
The members of the construction gang
had to be as expert as axmeu as they
were as linemen, for when timber was
encountered a path of 2(J0 feet on each
side of the line had to be cleared in or
der that wires might not be broken
when trees were blown over by the ter
rific blasts which at times prevail la
that region. '
A great deal of the comparative slow
ness of the installation was owing to
the inability of the workmen to labor
In euch a ra rifled atmosphere. At one
point the wires were strung at an ele
vation of 12,000 feet above the sea
level. In such an altitude the lineman
soon becomes completely tired; after
he has climbed two or three poles he
lias to take a rest to recuperate his en
ergies. The preparation of the holes
for poles, which would have been tedi
ous in similar ground even in an ordi
nary atmosphere, was an especially
slow and fatiguing operation. It was
often necessary to blast a hole for the
pole by the use of giant powder, and an
ex-ininer, who had had an extensive
experience with explosives, was assign
ed to the job.
The digging of one pole hole would
ometimee occupy him for a whole day,
working honestly. Over 300 pounds of
powder were used on the line for this
purpose. When the continental divide
was reached the poles had to be aban
doned and the wires were placed In a
submarine cable, which was burled In
a two-foot trench for a distance of 7,000
feet. The advisability of abandoning
aerial construction at this point was
demonstrated by the experience of the
company that maintains the Denver
nd Leadville lino. At one point on that
line. Mosquito Tass, the poles were orig
inally set seventy feet apart. As soon
as the wires were covered with sleet
they promptly snapped and the line was
useless. Double the number of poles
were then used, with the same result.-
The space between the poles was then
reduced to twenty-five feet, tmt as soon
as the sleet came the line was swept
down flat. Eventually an underground
able was laid for two and a half miles,
and there has been no trouble since.
Denver Field and Farm.
'Hastua' Birthday.
The oddest birthday celebration of
which we have ever heard is thus de
scribed by a gentleman who lias lately
traveled through the South:
In the northern part of Georgia I
came upon a negro caoiu, auu as i n-.
proaehed, It became evident that some
extraordinary commotion was going on
within. In fact, shouts and yells of ter
ror succeeded one another so rapidly
that I hastened to fee what could be
the trouble.
As I drew rein before the door, half-a-dozen
ragged pickaninnies ran out.
All but one of them were screaming
and crying at the tops of their voices,
while the odd one, as merry as the
others were sad, began tumbling cart
wheels and standing ou his head. At
this moment a man, evidently the head
of the household, appeared in the door
way, and in answer to my inquiries
gave me the following explanation of
the mystery:
"Yer see, sah, dis is 'Rastus' birfday,"
Indicating the one whose Joyful antics
I have just mentioned. "Now.T'se pow
erful hard up jes' at presen. an' didn't
hab no money ter celebrate in de usual
way. An' it jes' bruk me all up ten sea
de res' habin' jes' as much fun on
Rastus' birthday as 'Rastus was habin' .
hlsself. So, times bein' so hard, de
only way I could see was ter gib der
res' all a-lickin', and' dat kinder raises'
Rastus up ober de odders!"
A quarter flung to 'Rastus proved a
charm that raised him still higher, and
dried the tears of the others In an In
stant. Happier children than these
same plckanuinlqs as I rode away, a
moment later, it would be hard to find.
Grew on Sunday.
A little girl In Aberdeen brought a
basket of strawberries to the minister
very early on Monday morning. "Thank
you, my little girl," he said. "They
are very beautiful. But I hope you
didn't gather them yt-sterday, which
was the Sabbath day." "No, sir," re
plied the child, "I pulled them this
morning; but they was growln' all yes
terday." "Quaint Sayings of Chil
dren," by the Rev. David Macrae.
When shoes have become stiff ana
uncomfortable from constant wear la
the rain, or from lying by unworn, ap
ply a coat of arasellne, rubbing It In well
with a cloth, and In a short time tha
gather will become soft and pliable.
It l unfortunate that knowledge
doesn't show up In a countenance Juat
like dimple.
Every man I weak In certain direc
tions, and should lose ao time In ,M
knowledglng It '.. '"" .