The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, February 10, 1898, Image 4

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ia the af a esifwfsi sung?
in mmt ef aiM.
mm11. troabkss tknnc.
fetal a bister and fris b lea 4
Aa Mm is tee Biaca giss.
M. wfcat is abe aae ef a earrowral M4,
Vkn we meat stag mm of lJiuk-!T-
at oeeer a soul to tee eep ' wrong.
yvsrs re besvj i voe,
Te etnas to truest lirmc!
what is the see of a sorrowful tria
Tfcet brin but tears ami grieving!
TWn t nerer a life full of pain
Bat hope in some mtj may bud fjn,
AaJ bloom hMu nwt believing.
Ok. what the use of a aorrowful
Tkat. m cot one heart's aching!
Tfce hearts that are happiest paaa it along,
Ker mirth ia heHless and joy i strong;
Bat it biV in the heart that is break
ing. !irit Free Vrr-m.
"New, gee here, Jerry," exclaimed
Pfcrraer Johnson to his man of all work.
3re cet-dn't fit oneasy Jest because old
Jedgr-rs h-x offerel ye a dollar a month,
aaore'a I'm payin' ye. I reckon I've got
about ez much money an' kin afford to
B3 tp a bo at ex much ex I'odgers kin
or meblte a little more.
""Yer" a fust-class worker, Jerry. I'll
admit that, an' I don't want ye to be
-iUiif dissatisfied or thlukin' of diggin'
of. so I'll make a bargain with ye
right now before we go any further. If
ye stick to me an' work (z well ez ye've
Mb workln' right along fer the next
years, I'll pay ye the aame as Tod-
iiff'-rod" ypj an 'at the eud of the
iwo rears I'll give ye tbe best critter on
4 be jilare. Yes. slrree, Jerry, ye kin
tkerer pick of any critter on the hull
tore, from a sheep tip to a borne, or
u-a gi-raffe or elephant, if I happen
bate one of 'em on hand w hen it
aaoi 'uue to take yer choice.
-What d'ye say to that, Jerry? Is it
"Til do 'it,' answered Jerry P.rant.
jieJ.v, "and there's my band to biud
tbe Iwireain."
No further incti'tteii as inade of the
Ivarfrain lietwwn Jerry and his era
jteyer umil they were seated at the
Tinner table, later in the day. anl
thfii Mr. Johnson, ivith a merry twiti
fclr in his eyw. glanced a-f the table
a: bis lieifcr fraction, and said: .
"Weil, motiicr. I liad to imnuinr
Jerry an' hire him over ajrin to-day, v
"Yon wmmh to be In very jrood hiiinor
aruiui it, so 1 Indue tbe iliffiTsrnce
rtii'ln't have been very serious." com
BMnlei1 .Mrs. Johnson, who used to be a
Yankee school ma'am lwfore sh-e mar
rUnl and therefore didn't handle the 1".
K. diab-cf with the olT-iiatid familiarity
of her hilband." ; ,
".HousV-'.l'e kin. b-r ir 1 Jjkh
Itl Mr. JLhsonj Vhyl'leiot 10
pay him vl a niotith more'n I oid be
fore, a.' at the end uf two years, if he
stays rijiht alon. he s to liaVe his pick
out of (lie critters on the place to take
Ion;: with liiii) and keep fur his own. .1
eip-cl he'll fake a horse, but I can't
he4p iL I wasn't t'oin' ter let old I'od-pei-H
hire him away from me, an' then
po arotirtd clim-klin' over it behind my
back fur the next six months."
"iir. I'fftj-'its attempt to hire
him. didleV"
"Yes, 9n" ptM-i.v nervy attunipt at
that. Offered lii'm -SJ more a iiionth,
but I settled the iii;(itcr iu a hurry by
pilin' the best critter on the place on
top of rhr.. iiut-Jf fie stay the. hull
two years t recgoii he'll earn' it eh.
Jerry r
Jf-rry blushed; and aiwwetedj that he
uull do his best.
"JJidn't you exempt my pony, papa?
I rr-al!y can't think f allowing Mr.
Brant to run ((f with that, even jf lie
Awn earn It;" exclaimed Farmer J oil u
enn's pjcMy 18-year-old daughter, ilay,
w-im a ftidelouK K'ance of admiration
at Jerry'n broad slioiihlers and manly
t ratoivn.
"O. Jerry wouldn't be mean enough
take the pony, I jruess," Interposed
hr father.
"Snt,' said Jerry, "I don't want the
pony tinle the rider coe with It," he
dbs1. ftotto t, '
"KW what'i tlwt?". demanded ., iff,
imbnifihl'Wnltm what? I didn't keteh1
liM ttl end f that rejiiark,'fXft4tly."
JrrV'a, far; turned erimaon, 'and he
was atwut t,rsarjhe:'remark, ttln'n
the Arek'-witteil young lady eattie to
llw rewnev
-Mr. Hitinf he alwiy(i called Irlni
fry 'beVriflOi orXHse- ohf considered It
KiorMnKMrtag and djgnfflod thau Jft
ry Otr,r Brunt uyf, he doerti't want
tbe pvnyunleab tbe bridle goes with It.
I tielleTe," abe explained. Ingenlobflfy,
-nogii! I reckot a baiter la all he'll
get wJti her If .taken that pony. There
wm'wt 'anrtblag In the wrttlnV nboiit
IValhl' ! bridle," aald Farmer
worry, fatber. I thfiik
tit. Oaat vfll be jteneroas enough to
bm mf pV. aald najr. reas-
"To, ymm aaajr kaa ywm Mf'
agreed J err, with ttatiagalae.
f laa af aaastratlaa at rae pmt face
eppaalte him.
May,' a eyes feM before bie, but awt un
til tbey had Bashed beck a look tkat
caused hi heart w beat high with
Tbe faet of the matter waa that stal
wart, food look tog Jerry had long ad
mired bla employer' handsome and ac
complished daughter, but to-day waa
the 6 rut time he bad dared to let her
know It, eWber by look or s-ech.
After that, however, their acquaint
ance rapidly ripened, and a few weeka
later Jerry surprised Mr. Johnou by
aaklng for the hand of his daughter in
Mr. Johnson wit engaged Id the pas
toral occupation of milking a cow at
the moment this quewtlou apriing
upon him, anil he nearly fell off the
atool In astonishment.
"Want to marry my darter. May?;
be gasped. "1 guesa not, young man!
Not if the eourfkuowa Itself. I've bin
edyercatiu" her fer nuthtu' higher than
niarrylu' her father' hired man."
"O, If that Is tbe only objection. It
can easily lie removed." Interposed
Jerry: "I don't expect to remain any
body's hired man after my two years
are up. I believe I told you when I
came here that I bad juHt graduated
from college, and intended to make the
pursuit of agriculture my life buslues,
Instead of going Into medicine or law,
or any other of the already over-crowded
profession. I believe a man with
brains can put them to as good use In
farming a in anything else, and I pro
pose to prove It.
"I am attidylug the practical side of
tbe business now, and at tbe end of my
two years 1 proose to go West and
buy a ranch and strike out for myself.
As far as my education Is concerned, I
don't think I shall ever give your
daughter occasion to la- atfhamed of
me. and as to supporting her comfort
ably and In becoming etyle, 1 believe 1
shall )e abundantly able to do so,
and "
'Can't help that. Jerry T broke In Mr.
Johnsou. "I hain't gointer have ye lug
gin' May off Jet because ye two young
folks imagine ye'r In love. A woman Is
a mighty queer an' ousartin sort of
critter, anyhow, as ye ll find out xu
enough when ye get hooked up In
double harness fer life with one of 'em.
an' If I was Iu your place I wouldn't be
In any hurry 'lut takin' a yoke of that
kind on my shoulders."
"Anyhow, if ye luslst on gettin' mar
ried In spite of my warnln' ye'll hafter
pick out ijome other partner beside tbe
one .' ve got ycr eyes sot on at pres
ent. .My darter is goin' back to college
next week to finish up her edyereation,
au' when site gets through her school-iu"-
it will be plenty time enough fer
ber to commence thiukiu' lwut the
men. She'll forgii ye by that time
faHt enough, ho ye might as well give
up all hope rigtit now of ever gitttu'
"I like ye well enough other ways,
Jerry, but I don't ' are fer ye In the role
of a sfMi-iu-liiw. .'JHiere, now, Vve got
ycr answer fair and square, and If ye
want to stay an' work out the balann'
of ycr time, we'll Urop'Ue kvx biznes
right Jjete, an'. I'll treat ye as well as
ever; but If ye don't care to stay" timTef
the circumstances it Ik all right., an' I
shan't blyim; ye any fer gojr". ' NoV.
which is it to lnv Jerry, stay or qfiil T '
"I'll stay," said Jerry, quietly.
And stay he did. iM-rformiug his
duties as conscientiously and thorough
ly as everalthough the farm life sud
denly grew sordid anil dull when May
went back to her college studies.
The months rolled swiftly round.
Innvevcr, as months have a habit -of
doing, until eighteen of tliein hud hM'ri
crossed ofT the calendar of time. Then
May, as bright and winsome us of old,
ca'uie'home with her dimples aud diplo
ma, and though he did not even dare
to look his admiration, Jerry was
straightway transported to paradise.
Jerry's term of service finally ex
pired, and he regretfully announced
that the time bad come for blm to strike
out In life for himself.
' "That's so, Jerry," said Farmer John
son. "I had clean forgol 'Isut yer J wo
years beln' up to-day. Waal, lit look
over accounts an' settle up with ye af
ter dinner, an' In the meantime ye kin
be lookln' round an' sorter makln' up
yex minil which one of the critters on
thp place ye w-jint. f ltelieve ye was ter
take yer choice when ye quit."
"Well," 'said Jerry promptly, "It
won't take nie long to make up my
Here he stepped quickly across the
room to where May was gaziug discon
solately from the window and whis
pered a question In her ear. For an In
stant her eyes met his, then she rote
with a smile, placed her baud coufid-
Ingly In his and together they fared
her father.
"This Is my first and only choice," e
clalmed Jerry, with a ring of mingled
pride iHid triumph In hi tone.
"But ye can't do that-tain't In the
agreement. I said rritter, not wlnunen
boU't folater aiiew a
sue "
Juat a BtoaDeat, If you plea, air.
Jefcaaon," taterrupted Jerry Hrant.
drawiaff biwaelf erect, with proudly
aatiuf eyea. and till retaining May's
baad. "Haven't 1 heard you allude tm
the women a queer critters, couame4
crKtera, plaguey critters, and I don't
know how many other kinds of erittera
during the past two years and upwards
thttt 1 have beu with you?"
"Ye. I s'iose ye have," acknowl
edged Mr. Johnson, "but er "
"All right, sir," Interposed Jerry,
briskly. You promised me the best
critter on tbe place, and this is the one
I aut and the only one."
r'aruier Johnson gazed at the hand
some and smiling young couple Itefore
blm. In a half Indignant, half Indulgent
sort of way for a moment, and then the
latter feeling got the ls-tler of the
struggle, aud be quietly remarked:
"Waal, a bargain Is a bargain, an' I
a'potse I'll hafter keep my word: but I
say. young man" and Mr. Johnson's
eyes tw inkled mischievously "don't ye
thluk ye sorter missed yer vocation,
not beln' a lawyer luxteud of a farm
er?" I'tiea iilo!e.
A Mule that Would Be try I'noop
ulsr ou the Avenue.
At rare Intervals along the mountain
roads of West Virginia aud Kentucky
the traveler may come upon a black
smith shop, but he Is much safer iu the
shoeing of his horse If be w ill carry a
few nails and tools In the lsittom of bis
buggy. On a trip by Hound Gap on one
occasion I found a blacksmith shop at
the forks of the road. aud. as usual, a
half dozen or more men sitting around
It In the shade. My turnout needed
some repairs and an the smith was pot
terltig about it Inside, 1 made talk w Ith
the men outside. One of them wanted
to sell uie a mule which be had huug up
on the feuce aud I started In for a dick
er. After we had been talking for per
haps a quarter of au honr. the smith
asked me to step Inside and show blm
something aliout the work he was do
ing. As soon a he got me away from
the crowd be came close and grew con
fidential. 'Y'aln't tliinkiu' uv buyln' that crit
ter, air you?" he a.sked In all sincerity.
"Well. I don't know. I want a mule
and that one hxiks all right," I said.
"You can't tell a mule by his looks,
mister. Mules is fer all the world like
"What's the matter with him?" I In
quired, quite ignoring the comparison.
"He ain't safe. Course I ain't got
notiiin' agin' the mule ner the owner
aud I'd be glad enough fer him to git
the money fer him, fer he owes me fer
the shoeiu" uv him, but I don't like ter
see a strauger tuck In an' done up like
he's tryin' to do you."
"But you haven't told me what's the
matter w itb the mule," I "Will
he kick?" .,
That's his weakness. mister," re-
-ponded the smith. Jetting his voice fall
to a whisper. iou wont Relieve me,
p'raps, but Tin lelliu' yotl he's the kiek
in'est critter iu the mountain He
bore Is. mister, and I hope I may die
tight here, ef he can't kick the sody
outen a biscuit, an' never crack the
ervtst. lie kin, mister, cr I m a brother
to him."
A Kainbow in the Moonlight.
The great lunar rainlKnr seen from
the houses on the t'lHTs at ,Nali;uit and
ilong Marghml road ou the night of a
reeetit gr-;it storuj was, on the word or
an astronomer, a, most unusual, an It
wan a umbo spluudiilr and Impressive.
sight. Halo rainbows alioiit Lady Lu
nar or bits of i:iiiiboC Oil "the little
clouds sailing around the moon ' are
not uncommon, but a full Isiw span
ning the heavens is not of ten seen by
night. It needs a full and brilliant moon
anil a small shoAer. The -one-which
hung In the heavens above Tswaiup
scott and lteach Bluff showed with pe-
uliar radiance across the water to the
l-op!e at Nahant whose backs were
to the big bright moon that came out of
her flying storm clouds long enough to
show a quarter hour of the phenomc-
nonl The red ami blue in the great
tow were fairly pronounced, tue or
age was fainter and It required help
from the Imagination to distinguish
my of the other four prismatic colors
Is'fore the rainbow bgau to fade. Then
the most distant right end of It glow
ed with luereasbig yet "inrffveiunl
ilres." If a "rainlsiw at night is thei
sailor s delight. 1i fmtely. tiie solar
ImiW which Is so often seen before sun
set. The astronomer who has never
seeu but one full arching moonbow In
his observant career notes that the
chances are few Indeed for mortals
to olwrrethls glory of the Lady Luna.
In the llnt place, there must be a full
moon, and there are only almtit thirty
six chance In a year, a tenth of the
chances to see a solar rainlsnv, an4
these may ) quartered by the fact
that most people are not up all night,
as they are all day. If there were quite
as many nioonbowg as sutibows propor
tionatelyand this is Improbable we
have only one fortieth as much opimr
tunlty to observe them. Hoston Even
ing Transcript.
A Woman Mini Farmer.
A woman living In Louisiana Is sup
isirting herself comfortably on the pro
ceeds of a farm on which she raises
nothing but mint. All tbe principal
hotels and restaurants In Now Orleans
ptirchane their mint from her, and she
makes enough dining the summer
moLit!,i, when Jub-ps ami other cooling
(1 links containing mint are In demand,
to mmlde ber to live comfortably
through the winter.
When Halmon Were High.
On June 12, 1775, upward of 2.400
salmon were taken above tbe bridge
In the River Tyne, and sold In New
castle at 11 aod 1V41 per pound.
aa' I
alM ml ike Wrtr4 rilr i:
Iteaire, areaate ta jafer.
rrofeaeer William M Hotauea, eura
tr of the Xattwal Mimmmuu at H' aetata-tea,
baa rrtt-uUy ex.a4wed Ut ruiui
of lb deserted eUy of l'xu,al. Vu Mex
ico. Countless ieuturiea go It w aa abe
abode of a highly vivilixed race, but
uow tbe once malre buildlugs are
fast crumbling into dust and this fvrm
r metropolis of a people who loug ago
ceased to exint will mood have faded
into nolhinguros. Ixuial lie amid
dense swamps, the Hd aud uure
slraiued forest growth of age. Tbe
auclent city waa a pile of rulius when
Columbus discovered the "new world,"
and It Is shrouded In the deepeut mys
tery. A few hardy explorers have pen
etrated the wilderness aud caught a
glimpse of It, but It remaiued for Pro
fessor Holmes to ghe a detailed de
scription of the wonders of the deserted
city. Over 1 xmal hangs the spell of
death. Here, as i'rofeto-or Holmes
says, may Ik- seen the walls of enor
mous palaces slowly rotting away un
der the unrclcullug hand of ttiue. A
mighty pyramid, with a base '!! feet
long by bid feel wide, rises to a height
ef eighty feet, and uisiii its summit are
the ruins of wlmt was ouce a gorgeous
temple. A broad stairway leads from
the base of the pyramid to the struc
ture which rests upon Its top. The fa
cade of the temple Is a uii-t oraate
piece of composite architecture. Among
the ornamentations are a coUsal face
twelve feet square, a pair of tigers
placed together, w Ith heads turned out
ward, and groups of device resem
bling glyphs, lin mauiuioth pile of
stone, pyramid aud temple, w a ex
quisitely hewed, a piece of workman
ship of which the most skilled modern
artisans might 1m- proud.
An immense structure, fairly well
preserved as ruins go, Is the governor's
palace, of which Professor Holmes
gives a iiioe-t luieresting description.
Nowhere on the American continent
can such another ruin be found. The
building rises mnjcotlcally upon tbe
summit of a broad, triple terrace.
Court uisiD court, rows of mighty pil
lars, space upon space of empty t-hntn-lsrs
pnTCtif them-selvee to the view.
All are tottering before the Irresistible
forces of Ut ay, but tliey N-ar eloquent
testimony to the iM.ldue and original
ity of the aie ieiii architect and build
ers. Front the top of fl pyramid, grand
cr even than that wiiW-h w as surmount
ed by a temple. Professor lUlmcs and
his party were enabled to tt"t a view
of the entire city as it lay before them
in swamp and plain. This pyramid Is
;N) feet long by 'Jt feet wide at its
Uise. Its height is 7ii feet, a.nd at the
top Is a summit platform 75 fret
fcqnare. From this point the explorer
could see ruined temple and palaces.
enormous -.lone buildings, once tbe res!
deuces of long forgotten lot Is. aud the
houses of those who were ei-s p'owt
ful, many of the buihUugs being roof-'
lei and half burled In the dis-p forest
growth that has sprang np arotind
them. The wails of all the larger strue-.
tures bore evidence of elalsiratc arcbl
tectiiral ornaineiMatioti, jndicaUttg that
In It prime, numberh centuries ago,
Uxmal was an ai loving as .well as
wealthy and Impojtatit city.
A sight so uibjestie and supreme. lTo
fessor Holmes says be has never wit
nessed. It was lM-autiftil but dreary,
for ou all sides were desolation, decay
and death. ISut it does not require a
vivid Imagination to people the ancK-rit
city again wish bti-tl'ng. ib-rsure lw
lug and ctiHiatcd inliflbitauts. Tbe
l:uitk( t places in which the tnerchauts
traded are now deserted, and the Ohiy(
sound which Is heard I- the roar of Jhu
Mexican Hon. The temple and the
nunnerits, the palaces .of the nobility
hnd the gymnasium, where the popu
Jace' congregated to witness the sports
of their athlete, hnveiwen in ruins so
long that evert tradition doo not hay
when they were' peopled, lint there
the city wiatids. showing that centuries
1tjfore Columbus landed In Uie "ni'W
world" there i-xitcl hej-e civ)l!,aUHi
$0 old It was iu the last stages of de
cay. It In not necessary for us to go
to the far east In search of rulna, for,
according to Professor Holmes, there
.arc Kysleries en this continent which
oeflle us as much as Muevth and Haby.
Ion. Cxtnal was once a mighty city,
but how long it has been since It was
In the. height of Its glory no man can
tell, uiid we must reckon by centuric
to form even a faint uiiccptloii of the
t!r:e which has elajwed since It we the
habitation of Uie living. Baltimore
In Office MrTenty-fouX Y'ears. ,
KetiUtrD C. Heavers of Campbell poilii
ty, Ca., is the champion long distance
ottice holder ef the Culled states, lie
has becu holding oilier slnee he w as 21
vearw ohl. and as he is UOW i., hua a
record of almost three-quurters of
:eutury u a public otllcer -'
"L'mie Iteuben," as he Is called by
all residents of the county, secured the
position of clerk of the first court held
In that uart of Georgia. After two
years the Legislature established an
Inferior court In Campbell County ami
Mr. Beavers decided that be would like
to be clerk of that court. His ambition
was gratified, aud when a few years
later, the court of ordinary was esinh
llahed, be waa elected the clerk of that
court. lie baa held that ollice almost
continuously ever since.
By common consent It Is now admit
ted tbat Uncle Keuben owns the Job.
It la bla private property, and at the
election he Is the only candidate for
the office. No one questions his right.
Last fall the Populists decided to nom
inate another candidate, lut" no man
could be found to contest l'mie Ken
ben'a claim, aud again be was elected
without any opposition.
Uncle Reuben has temporarily aban
donedbut never 'resigned the office
on several occasions to go to w ur. He
fouabt la various battles with tbe
Caerokea aaA 0rae ladaaaa ta aaafy
year la aeargta. aa4 afterward haipatf
ceaqaer tbat fatooaa aWailaa nklmt,
Oaceeto. la tbe erergiaeVs of liorlda.
He foils wed Oeat. Ceatt through tbe
Mexican war, aad Waa praaevt at tbe
eUirmlng of Cbapoltepae and tbe rap
ture of the City of Mtllce. He foufbt
during the rehellloa and cried when
Gen. Lee surrendered.
Then he returned to bla borne and re
turned his interrupted oecnpation of
holding office.
Joseph A. Armstrong, of Toronto, ol
fers JlL'l in prices for the best poen.
on Niagara.
Bishop Spald'ng, of Peoria, has a
new volume In press with tbe McClurg
Company, called "Thoughts and Thi0
ries of Life ind Education."
Miss Katharine Prescott Woruieley's
translations of Balzac have placed her
in the front rank of American translat
ors. Mir is now engaged upon lo
Here's dramatic works.
l.miisou, W olff, ic Co. announce a
new historical novel of the civil wttr
as It pffeeted the mountain region ot
Kentucky. It Is called "A Hero' In
Homespun," Is written by Wllllanl E.
Barton, anil is said to be an accurate
and graphic tale of the loyal South.
"The Clash of Arms," Mr. Blo:iu-
delle-Burtou's new romance of adven
ture, will be published In a few days.
li deals with the attempt of the hero,
an F.ugllsh free lance, serving under
rurerine, to rescue a countrywoman
of his from a fortress In the Yosges
in which she Is kept prisoner.
Mrs. Meynell Is at work on an an
thology of the best English poems to
be published In one volume under the
title, "The Flower of tbe Mlud." It
gives the Elizabethan pocta a large
space and deals lilierally with tbe
works of Wordsworth, Shelley, and
Coleridge, the length of "The Ancient
Mariner" being no bar to lis admis
sion among these "isx-ma of genius."
White literature certainly pays mar-
velotisly well In England, literary men
ilo occasionally go outside of litera
ture to make money. A case In point
Is Hint of Mr. George K. Kims, who,
though hardly a man of letters, Is eer
talnty a prolific aud popular writer. It
seems that Mr. .Sims was ouce bald,
and now he Is not. The concoct! n
used by blm Ui restore his hair was
made from a recipe which he poe,H-
. The restoration was so marvelous
that he has organized a company and
Is putting his nostrum on the market.
The novelty of a writer becoming a
patent-miilleinc irran has atuacluil
wide attention in Ktjglaiid and given
Mr. Sims more advertising than he
could get Lw any other means, so thfit
he now stands a chance of making'
more money than "he has evcrMiade out
of literature. "' ' ' "' '"
Mr. l'.atrie is quoted a saying td 'a
lecturer who wished him to xpenk tu
public of his experiences In Not ting-'
ham ou the staff of ihe Impress of that,
own: 'i thank you for your letter
and wish you had a better euPJcct or
your lecture. I don't know of any per
sonal article about myself .that Is' not
Imaginary and largely erroictjtis. Bu("
there i really nothing to lei! that'
'would interest any one. Yes, I wit
In Nottingham for a year 'and liked'it
well, though I Was known to scarce
any one. If you ever met an. uncouth
stranger wandering In the dark around
the castle, ten or twelve years ago, his
appearance unimpressive, a look 'n
each pocket and his thought .100 miles
iltie north,-It might have !een the sub
ject of your lecture." This ret-alln to
an English coulmcntator another m
ecdote of. Mr. Baffle. "I am always
at Thrums," lie said, "except when
the paper say I a In."
llloiiile Indians.
One of the mystcrlce of Mexico la pre
sented by the Maya Indians, who In
habit the Sierra Madre Mountains,-In
the lower part iff Soitora. Tliey have
fair skins, blue eyes and light hair, ani
Hludentx of ethnology have always
been -..puzzled.-, to account for them. J
There is a tradition,,, however, that
these Indiana are the descendant of
the crew and passengers of a Swedish
vessel, wrecked on the Mexican const
centuries Is'fore Columlms discovered
the new world. Hut ibis tradition Is
founded irti nothing more sulss'tantlal
than a folklore tale current among
them that their amn-stor came over
the big salt water hundreds of nioona
The Mexicans have never been able
to conquer these people. Nominally,
Indeed, they are under Mexican rule,
but really they are governed by their
ow n chief, and whenever the Mexican
Government has Interfered with thein
they have (aketl up arme, getting the
best of the scrimmage every time.
Their nearest Indian neighbors are the
Vaquls, ami these two warlike trlles
1 have reciprocity down to a fine point.
; Kn1i lii'ls the other when the Mexi
cans attack the.'"- The Mayas live prin
cipally by the chase, although they cul
tivate some corn and garden truck.
The men are large and well formed,
and some of the women are remarka
bly handsome blonde. Ohio State
Mynipalhy r "og Owners,
A woman arrested for keeping a dog
without a license In London pleaded
extreme poverty, and the Magistrate,
allowed her 11 days to ralso the money.
The newspapers sske of the case, ami
within a week the Clerk of the Court
received ll&l from British dog fanciers
fir her relief.
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Trifles light as hair somct.UiuM Itirn
t ie whole course of a uian'a appetite.
dcatn mr tiaiMywiw.
Bastwrasaarr Ara e a Ftaa eaia
Maa's My. .
Tbe rfferl ot Hfbraiuf a K aaaa
to earah through the body nt a asaai
vary wiaMa aa aatealahlagty ,eah)
r.n It -aoineriBiea kaaueaa skat a'
person t hIMsd ontrtfbt wlthsat aar
aympioBt or sign ot inyary. it saay mm
tbat drafh is preceded by oaHapse,
paralysis or rooviilelon. Csually Chat
are isarfc where rhe eurrent baa ea
ter ed or left the body, or clothe assy
bare been scorched, or kemorrfcafas
may have occurred, aud nmre thaa oaa
case has been recorded where beeta ' .
have been lorn off the ffet and Italia
driven out of tbe soles of the boots. KH-
dom doi-a It hapen that llghtalBf
1 oaves such appalling evidence or ita
transit as tttat disclosed at an Inquest
held at Hulford House, near GuHd
ford. The evidence snowed tbat tha
previous Wednesday there had been a
single flash of lightning and a clap of
thunder, and about half an hour after
ward Maj. Jameson was found lying oa
his face In a field quite dead. Around
hiui, lu a radius of several yards, wera .
his clothes and boots, whi pad been
torn ail scattered atsmt In an extm-
ordiuary manner. The Hghtnlng ap
pears o have etnn k him oa tbe rlgJit
side W the heud. tearing his cap U
pleo'S and burning his hair off. It then
nsssed luelde his collar down tne from
of his tfcdy and lsth )s Into his Iksjui.
vtiilcb were torn to piece. an,d tnea
nnswd Into the ground, making a bobj
about eighteen Inches In cirriuiiferenea
and three inches deep. His collar waa
torn to piece, the front of hi shirt waa
rent Into riblsius. rhe Jacket and under- ,
vest were literally torn to sbreds, anil
the knickerlsicker he was wearing
were strlpissl from him and arattere
on the ground. Ills s1s king and ga4t-
crs were similarly torn In pieces, an
on the Issits the lightning had a re
markable cffs-t. They were burst ope a.
some of the brass eyelet boles were tora
off. Tbe skin had Wen torn off tae
chest, and the right teg was torn and
blackened: blood was Issuing from tfbe
mouth and right ear. In connect!
with tills fatality two circumstances of
a more or less unusual kind may be no
tlccd. There Is, first, the single light- .
nine ftaah. neither tircceded nor follow-.
ed by othiTs In the ndghlsro(d, and.
secondly, the fact that the peixoo wn
was struck was "In the open," Tha
latter coiuparatlvely seldom , -happens,
ticrhaiw Us-ause shelter Is Instinctively
and unwisely sought. Here there waa
no warning aixl no time for this, aul
so. without nnv nelghlsirlnz otilect at
hand to subdivide ami share the dis
charge, the latter had only one route t
earth, viz., the Isxly of 11 victim. Tim
wet or drv condition of Uie clothe la -
nil 111 iMirt;i lit imjI lit In stieh rases, it
often happens that In pTsous expow-J
to a ttnituiersiorm tne ciortii-s are wet,
and therefore afford a eouiitarttlivcly .
easy passage to any electric current, la
the case alsive dctaihsV Uie eiotJk-s
w ero orrsumitlilr di-v, nod tturrf,irs
tiad elec-trjc conducirN, and t!u: , (le
slriftive effect. .of the llghjnlng would ',
oe hi proportion h tne reswrauce ea
conntereil In transit. Lancet. '
Xew I'ycie ;.imic.
After many experiments a 'really-1-icrestlng'
and prattlcal 'game to be
pla.VHl by inert a nl Women iiionntfsl oa
blcj'ch'S lma been evolved. It is called ,
"Itoyal" and meets with great fuvtr
tir'all cycling ceiiteis. The game ro- '
Htirts vm teaj;is of -nine riders each,
tw o, a tlniek'-epcr. t woieki'Dpi,,
er: . and a rc-fvr--, Thu held or courij;
upon whi.ii it Is played U divided litki -,
a right and left Held. Biding r,iirsta.','".'!
are ch.'ilked out Indicating the Ibid". '
The cables -form two upright sides. An
alleyway consinirted of i-abh exte!iU -from
tbe upper to the lower Ibid illx
division line, between the right ami left ,
field. The cable form two . upright '
fides, ln't'ifll Whlc'h they ,1v wlieej
rolls, and Is driven kii-kiv.nd or for
ward by the riders In ia..iiig at any
jsilnt Ix'tween the lower and upper
field. This play wheel Is a single twen-ty-elght-lnch
bicycle rim, having a fnw
and a half-Inch pneuihatlc tire. Tbe
Idea of the game Is to drive this play
wheel from the center field through
attack of opponents to a goal ahead,
rfiders using 'specially made sticks In
striking or driving the wheel. The end
of the alleyways are the goals for tlxs.
respective teauw. Players ride lu slu-.
.gbj, uTfvRiid aUays circle to tbe left
Then the two ti-uuis ure constantly.,
meeting aud passing each other In op
posite directions on op,-!te side of ,
'the alleyway. The game requires mix h
skill lu riding and la very exciting.
Iiiikdelpbla Ijiucet,
Itellec-tlonn or a Itaehetor. .
Ananias ought to have let his wife
tell It tir.t.
The trouble aliout falling In love ai
that you can't alway light on you
fe-t, like a wit. , .
Good society Is one that retpiirea
ministers to lw moral, women to act a
ami men to look It.
liidcr certain circumstances chaia
pngne will affect a woman's brain al
most as much as a new hat.
A woman tlwit 1 clever enough to
muke a man think she Is silly can do
anything she wants to with him.
When a woman look happy hi
church, as If she enjoyed the Mention
so much, she has probably Just thought
of a way to have her old serge fixed
over. New York Tresa.
i 1'laxr.a Amenities.
"Is your sister's husband comlac
down over Sunday) ,
"No; H loo far." .. .
"Too far! Why, the charm of Oil
place Is Its accessibility!"
"Yes; but my sister I a'uldow''
,,U' k' ' ,v- ''
If a friend come t your'offlca ta '
Ikiitow UMjney and And you Id yj
will lie out, but If b Oao m' t
you will 1 la
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