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SIOUX CO. JOURNAL
By OBO. D. CANON.
The farmer of Niobrara are rejotc
Ins over the fine rain. The crop ai
Will Fraser of Niobrara had four On
fen of hla right hand mashed In tit
)ob preaa at the Star office. Dr. Sm&r
dressed the band.
Bury! arm broke into the hardwan
More of 8. Dewey at Hay Springs am
stole roods amounting to 1200, Then
U no clew to the robbers.
Great preparations are being mad
for the Fourth of July celebration a
Madison. Hon. W. W. Young of Stan
ton will deliver the address. A chorm
f sixty voices under the direction 6
Rev. Fowler will sing.
The rush still continues at the UniW
States land office at O'Neill for reservoil
Clings.. So far 1,466 filings have beer
made. William F. Allen of Omaha bai
made about 250. Western Nebraekj
will soon be covered with water.
Petitions are being circulated for sig
natures throughout Knov county ask
ing the county board to relocate th
county seat. The originators of Uu
move are interested in a rural site lo
cated In the center of the county aboul
fifteen miles from the railroad. Enougfc
tlgnatures, it is thought, will be se
cured to the petition to call the election
A serious accident befell Lee Berry
If Oxford at Orleans. With other youns
men he was bathing In the Republican
river, and in diving from a tree hit
head struck a stone. Upon recovering
Which Is considered doubtful, It is fear
Id his mind will be permanently im
paired. While painting bis residence In Ox
lord Captain J .M. Lee fell from a lad
kr at a height of about fifteen feet,
sadly fracturing his right arm. Not
withstanding his advanced age, It la
thought the captain will recover with
so more serious results than a perma
sently stiff arm.
The wheat crop In the vicinity of Far
lam Is in a very unsatisfactory condl
Son. The late, cold spring delayed the
growth of the fall wheat and the put
ting In of the crop of spring wheat and
lie continued low temperature hindered
She germinating of the seed, conse
quently It did not come up, and since
hen the cold weather has hindered its
jrowth and It is reported that some
lelds are heading out at six Inches. The
reeds are troublesome and will reduce
be product greatly at harvest time.
Jorn is doing well and promises well,
tough the weather is not regarded as
'ery propitious for a big crop. It Is
rulte dry, notwithstanding the fre
luent showers, which have been light
Farmers are very busy with the corn
aop and business is dull.
Weary of suffering from epileptic st
acks, Phoebe Kearns of Omaha, aged
7 years, attempted to end her life. She
ibtalned a bottle of laudanum and
took it to her home, 1543 Sherman ave
tue, when she returned In the evening
rom work. Her mother discovered the
lottle, and, having her suspicions
troused, concealed it Miss Kearns
(woke in the night, searched for the po
ion, and found' It where it had been
lidden. She drank the contents of the
lottle and again retired. When her
nother discovered her In the morning
lie wm still conscious, but her pulse
ras extremely weak. 'A physician was
ummoned to her aid, and after a few
tours' work she was In much bettet
ondltlon. She Is still very weak, but
t la believed she will recover.
London. Some war Insurance was ef
fected at Lloyd's at IS per cent for three
oontha and at 2 per cent for Insurance
or buildings at Johannes berg.
Pretoria. Both chambers of the volk
aad have adjourned to allow their
nembers to consult their constituents
a the franchise proposals of President
Peoria, HI. -The American Spirits
Manufacturing company has decided to
nanufacture Bourbon whisky on an
normous scale, and for this purpose
las commenced building In this city a
rare bo use with a capacity of 14,000
Middles bo ro, Xy While acting as
esoemaker between John Moore and
Aria Graft at Rockhousc, Letcher
ounty, William Haggard waa shot dead
ry Craft, who fled to the mountain
rttfc aa infuriated posse in pursuit
Stockholm. The International Hydro
pap ic and Geological congress to dls
aaas arrangements for periodical re-
Marchea In the North Atlantic and the
north Saa opened her. Sir John Mar
ay, Dr. Nana and other explorers
Springfield, TIL A Lincoln pedal to
dM State Register says that State Vet
Mi nartan Scott and assistant hav
feand la tha herd of 1W cattle at tha
(Mate Institution for Feeht Minded
Children there twenty-five head which
how symptoms of tubercalosia.
CMcago, m.-Th National Aaaoda
ftoa at Wood Pump Maaufaetorara met
today with raproaratatlvaa la at-
fraa an part at tka Unit
tM tht afcjwt of CM amtlng U to
trrr a adrnart fa pries af
ts&. K Me etaiasad thai
MAKING PREPAEATIONS FOR ON
8LAUOHT UPON FILIPINOS.
Over a Thousand Insurgent Fall ll
tha Battla of Cavlta Naxt
Blow at Imua.
Manila. (Special.) The Fourth regu
lar infantry and the Wyoming regimen
have been added to General Lawtonl
command, and today they were towei
across the bay In cascoes to Las Plna
preparatory to moving to Imus, flvi
miles inland, where the rebels are re
ported to have an arsenal and a largi
quantity of arms and supplies.
REPORTS FROM GENERAL OTIS.
Washington, D. C, (Special.) Gener
al Otis cabled today as follows:
Manila. Adjutant General, Wanning
ton: Success of Lawton's troops in Ca
vtte province greater than report
yesterday. Enemy numbering ovei
4,000; lost In killed, wounded and cap
tured, more than one-third; remalnde
much scattered, have retreated soutl
to Imus, their arsenal. Of five piece!
of artillery, three were captured. Nav;
aided greatly on the shore of the bay
landing forces occasionally. Inhabit
ants in that country rejoice at deli
erance and welcome with enthusiast!
demonstrations arrival of our troops.
The war department bulletins
Manila. Adjutant General, Washing,
ton: Prominent Filipino, frendly ti
Americans. assassinated at Cebu. In
habitants of that locality urgently re
quested American protection In stronger
force. Have sent battalion Tennesse
and two guns from Hollo, which insurer
peace. Hughes now in charge of affaln
In that section. OTIS.
Captain Cable of General Whaeton'i
tan, with three companlT-s of thi
Twenty-first regiment, reconnotterei
(n the direction of Imus. The rebels.
who were apparently expecting an at
.ack, retired, leaving behind them twen.
ty Spanish prisoners, who Joined th
Americans. The rebels have probably
gone to the mountains along the lake.
According to native stories, the rebeli
carried 100 dead and 300 wounded thro
Bacoor after the recent battle. Ths
natives are now flooding Into Bacoot
and it Is probably there are many sol-
llers in plain clothes among them.
The whole section Is practically with
tut food and Major General Otis has
irdered the distribution of rice and beef
to the Inhabitants.
DOUBTS ABOUT LUNA'S DEATH.
Many people still refuse to credit the
itories of the assassination of General
.una, by. the guard at Agulnaldo'i
leadquarters. Though the reports to
(hat effect are most circumstantial and
trom good sources, rumor of assassina
tions and disasters from the rebel camp
are so frequently printed In the local
papers that they have come to be re
tarded with Indifference. The latest I
(bat the governor of Cebu has been
killed by natives because of hi friend-
ihip to Americans.
A prominent commercial man with
txceptlonal means of learning of the
riliplnos' movements claims to know
general Luna Is still alive, adding to
the statement that If he is dead, and
(his death occurred a month ago, peo
ple would have expected a collapse ot
the revolution to follow.
The failure of the Filipinos to follow
p the peace negotiations strengthen
the Impression that their overture!
ere merely to gain time and In ordei
fc lure the American to show theli
The Indepencia, a revolutionary or-
ran, of May zo, a copy or wnicn nas
lust been obtained, prints an Interview
with General Luna, showing the argu-
nenta he used to keep up the spirits of
Us followers. He represents the Fllipl
lo cause a prospering, "because the
imerlcan have gained only a hun-
Iredth part of Luson by hard fighting,"
tnd says the women and children tilling
he fields within the American lines give
Jie proceeds of their work in support
if the Filipino army. He Is said to
lave further remarked: "More Amer-
cans will be killed by ambuscades, sur
prises and disease than In battles.
"I detest war, but we cannot accept
seace at any price but Independence,
rhe Americans suffered for their own
ztdependence and In their heart they
appreciate why we resist them."
ALASKAN BOUNDARY DISPUTE.
No Definite Settlement Ha Vet
Washington, D. C (Special.) No offi
cial confirmation of the reaching of an
irrangement In London providing foi
the temporary delimlnatlon of the Ala
can boundary ha been received at tlx
Hate department. It I gathered thai
a responsive answer ha not yet beef
received from Canada by the Britlsl
government to the American dennltl
proposition. At any rate the Britlsl
government baa not made a conclusive
answer on It part.
Lest a misleading Impression be car
tied by the statement from London ti
the effect that the arrangement said ti
have been reached would carry ttw
boundary Issue over until the high com
mission meets In August, It may b.
stated that the arrangement ratified b;
this government I not likely to be 11m
Ited In such fashion. Moreover, as tin
record published of tha last proceeding)
of tha high commission shows that thi
Canadian atda refused to dlacu an)
other question until tha boundar.
question waa adjusted, It I to be pr
gamed that they wfll adhere to tha
decMoa aad that tka baandary qua
tfoa moat h removed from tha aeW
at dUcasaisa by a medaa vlvaadl aa I
aoadttSaa far tha meeting af tha
SCHOOL LAND AT YOUR OWN
a soon arter the first of July at
practicable I will hold public auctloul
for leasing about 895,000 acres of schod
land, under the provisions of the new
law, in the following counties: Ante
lope, Banner, Blaine, Box Butte
Brown, Chase, Cherry, Cheyenne, Cus
ter, Dawes, Deuel. Dundy, Garfield
Grant, Hayes, Hitchcock, Holt, Hooker
Keith, Keya Paha, Kimball, Knox. Lin
coin, Logan, Loup, McPherson. Pierce
Perkins, Rock, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan
Sioux. Thomas and Wheeler. Under thi
new law, If these lands will not leasl
at the public auction at 6 per cent upor
the appraised value, they may be leased
to the person offering 6 per cent upos
the highest valuation. These lands art
In the best stock-growing portions o
the state, where cattle, sheep and
horses can be produced at less expense
and. therefore, at greater profit thai
inywhere I know of, and yet surround
rd with as good and Intelligent a clan
of citizens as anywhere to be found
The harvest truly is great and laati
almost the year round, and no morc
Inviting field for the Intelligent stock
man and farmer can be found; and now
that there Is an opportunity to secun
twenty-flve-year-lease contracts there
jn at what the lands are worth, ths
essee himself being the Judge, it is con
Sdently expected that all or nearly all
)f these lands will be leased during the
present year at the public auctions, as
ibove mentioned. Anyone deviling to
mend any of these leasing auctioni
will be notified of the time and plat
r holding the same as soon as It hai
Been arranged. If they will write me at
nce, giving the names of the coun
Jes in which they are interested, and
sill also be furnished a list of the landi
:o be leased, so that they may visit the
sountles in advance of the leasing auc
Son and examine the lands which will
f offered. Notice of the auction will be
July given In the local papers. Send
itamp for copy of the new school land
aw under which the lands will be of
fered. Any further Information will b
Lincoln, Neb., May 18, 1S99.
J. V. WOLFE,
Commissioner Public Lands and Build
OUT OF THE ODD.
One sailor in 266 Is lost at sea.
There are forty-seven Chinese
jles In the United States.
Whistling Is regarded as a violation
f the divine law by Icelanders.
The Tartar alphabet contains 202 let
ters, being the longest In the world.
For 1300 a year a man can. In Japan,
ay for a house, food and two servants,
Explosive bullets were first used in
(ndia for hunting tigers and elephants.
The Free Methodist church of Amer-
ca has about twenty-five thousand
Lots of people marry money, but the
Icense is always made out under an-
The individual who dives to the bot;
om of pleasure brings up more grave
It occasionally happens that a mat
llslocates his common sense when hi
talis In love.
Women, according to a prominent
ihyslclan, have, as a rule, much coarse!
tair than men.
The retail dealer doesn't stand wel
rlth the manufacturer when the latter
las to carry him.
The grave of an unmarried woman IE
furkey is often indicated by a ros
rved In stone.
The taste of strychnine can be de
eded when one grain Is diluted with
AO.000 parts of water.
The first electric railway in the world
ras built in Ireland, from Bushmills
i Giants' Causeway.
France has kept 200,000 tons of coal
ttored at Toulon since 1893 to be ready
n case war should break out.
A fool may Insult and abuse others,
tut a wise man gives people credit for
that they are actually worth.
There are now over 5,000 vocations
ipen to women. One is marriage the
(there are of minor importance.
The shipyards of Great Britain, all
forking together, could turn out a big
,teamship every day of the year.
Every other Austrian household and
rvery third Italian family contributes
ne member to the national army.
There Is a rosary in the British mu-
leura made of the vertebrae of a snake.
another is composed of rats' teeth.
Oysters are such nervous creature
hat a sudden shock, such ss a loud
:hunderclap, will kill a whole boat
A moralistic failure Is a man who
rive you advice about getting on In
the world, then winds up by striking
rou for a loan.
The largest steel shaft In the world
has Just been finished. It is 27 feet 10
Arches long and Its diameter In the mid
dle I (7 Inches.
When a dog barks at night in Japan
the owner Is arrested and sentenced to
work for a year for the neighbors
whose slumbers may have been dis
turbed. DEVIOUS DEFINITIONS.
Essay A paragraph padded with
Centurion A cyclist who makes a
Heirloom The trousers that an
handed down from father to son.
Quiet About the hardest thing tot
a woman to keep In thi work,
Adversity The only scale that give
the correct weight of our friend.
Ultimatum Something a woman fd
aontlauaUy working off on bar bun-
Bravo The man who will stand wttb
B twenty feat of anything a
HOW YE CAN TELL 'EM,
When you hear a person tellin' how
the world has gone awry.
An' relatln' al! the trouble we'll
counter by and by.
When you hear him prophesyln' nolo
In else but doubt an gloom
How the sun will soon get the ague an
the now rs forest to bloom.
If you've any mind fur guessln", you
kin anus hit It right,
His luck has gone agin him. He's the
man that lost the fight.
An when you meet another, steppln'
nign an lookln proud.
A-shakln hands so cheery an' a-smilln
on the crowd,
An" tellin' f'lks to brace up: that the
troubles they go through
Is all Imagination; things that vanis
like the dew;
Who says this earth's all right, no mat
ter what is said or done,
Tou kin recognize him easy. He's the
lucky chap that won.
"You mean that you can't put your
elf out to give your mother's brother
a night's lodging:" said Caleb Cheverel,
The March wind, bearing dust and
grit and bits of flying paper on It
restless wings, came whistling around
the corner, lifting the old man's faded
comforter's ends and turning his blue
nose a shade bluer still, while Mrs
Larking, his eldest niece, stood In her
doorway, filling up the aperture with
her ample person In such a way as to
suggest the familiar legend, "No ad
Mrs. Larking was stout and bloom
Ing and cherry-cheeked, dressed In sub
stantial alpaca, with gay gold brooch
and eardrops, which bespoke anything
but abject poverty.
Uncle Caleb was thin and meager
and shabbily dressed, with glosny
seams In his overcoat and finger-ends
protruding from his worn gloves like
ancient rosebuds coming out of their
"I'm very sorry," said Mrs. Larklns,
stimy; "but we have but one spare
room, and that Is at present occupied.
Of course I should be glad to do all I
could for you, but"
"I understand, I understand," said
Uncle Cheverel, turning coldly away.
"I'll go to my niece Jenny. I wish you
a very good evening."
Mrs. Larklns closed the door with a
sigh of very evident relief.
"I dare say Jenny will take care of
him," she said philosophically. "Jenny
has a smaller family than I have. But
I don't see why he came up to London
Instead of staying peaceably down In
Tortoise Hollow, where he belongs.
Mrs. Jennie Eldertop, Mr. Cheverel's
youngest niece, had a smaller family
than her sister Rebecca, but then she
bad a smaller Income as well. She had
Just finished a vigorous day's cleaning
when Uncle Caleb was announced.
"Oh, drat that man!" said Mrs. Elder-
top, wringing her parboiled flngerB out
U,f a basin of steaming soapsuds. "What
penas mm nere, juhi now ui ait uuies
In the world V
And she went down stairs ungra
ciously enough to the street door,
where her husband was welcoming the
Come In, Uncle Cheverel! come
tn!" said honest Will Eldertop. "We're
all upside down here we mostly are,
now that the spring cleaning is going
on. uut were s room lor you it you
don't mind the children and their noise
and a little smell of whitewash in the
Mrs. Eldertop's welcome was by no
means so cordial. Bhe looked, to use
common expression, "vinegar and
darning needles" at the visitor, while
In her inmost soul she calculated the
probability of the cold boiled ham and
turnips holding out for once more at
"Come, Jenny, don't scowl so," said
Mr. Eldertop, when Uncle Caleb had
gone upstairs to wash his hands and
face. "Ain't he your uncle?"
A good for nothing old vagabond,"
aid Mrs. Eldertop, acidly, "without a
half-penny laid up ahead."
"For all that he's your guest," said
ber husband, "and you're bound to be
civil to him. And here's his overcoat
now, wHh a zig-zag rent In It Just
mend It while you are waiting for the
kettle to boll."
'I won't!" said Mrs. Eldertop,
'All right," retorted ber lord and
master. "Then 1 11 take It next door to
Alexia Allen to mend."
Now, Mis Allen, the talloress, who
lived In the adjoining house, was pretty
and buxom to look upon, and Mrs. El
dertop had nursed comfortably a Jeal
ousy of her for the last four years.
"You'll do no such thing," said Jenny,
tartly. "Hand it here."
And she threaded a needle with a
black silk and thrust her finger Into a
thimble, very much as a determined
crusader of old might have donned
word and shield for some encounter
with the Moslem.
"What's that?" said Mr. Eldertop;
for a folded paper fell from the pocket
of the garment as his wife turned It up
"Some tomfoolery or other," an
swered Mr. Jenny, brusquely.
"I fancy you're mistaken," said Mr.
Bdertop. "If the rough draft of a
"But he's got nothing to leave,"
shrieked Mrs, Eldertop.
"I'm not so certain of that," retorted,
WML "Just look here, Jennyl 1 give
and bequeath to my two beloved nieces.
In equally divided parts, the sum of
flA.OM, at present invested In consols,
"Go on!" said Mrs. Eldertop, breath
lasalf. "Read the rest."
"Thar la no rest," said her husband.
,That' tha and of tha paper. It's only
a raugh draft, I tall you. And now,
what' your opinion of Unci Cheverel'
"He's been a miser all along," sail
Mrs. Eldertop, her face grawlng rad!
ant. "Making up poor mouths an4
traveling around the country with al
this money In the funds. A regular ol
character Just like those one read!
about in novels. Put It back. Will-
put it back. We've no business to in
prying into Uncle Caleb's secrets; bul
what a blessing it Is he came here In
stead of stopping down at Rebecca Lar
And when Uncle Cheverel came dow
stairs he was surprised at the sweel
smiles with which bis niece Jenny wel
"Been mending my coat, eh?" said
Uncle Cheverel. "Thank'ee kindly.
Jenny. I caught It on a nail yesterday
and I was calculating to sew it up my
self when I could borrer a needle and
"I'm glad to be of use, Uncle Caleb,'
beamed Mrs. Eldertop. "Johnny, pul
on your cap and run to the grocer's foi
a smoked mackerel for your uncle'i
breakfast. I hope you found your room
comfortable. Uncle Caleb?"
Before she slept that night Mrs. El
dertop put on her bonnet and shawl an
ran round to the Larklns' mansion t
Impart her wonderful tidings to Slstel
"You don't say so!" cried out the as
"Gospel truth!" said Mrs. Eldertop,
I saw it with my own eyes."
"He muftt come here," said Mrs. Lar
"Not If I know It," said Mrs. Elder-
top. "He's my guest and my guest h
But if I'm to share equally wits
you. said Mrs. Larklns, I ought ti
how him some attention, the dear
generous-hearted old man."
Lest he should alter his will,"
hrewdly remarked Sister Jenny. "Yoa
always were a worldly creature
No more than yourself!" said Mrs
Larklns, bristling up. "But its mj
family I am thinking of, Jenn. I'll tei
you what I II come around and sH
But don't you breathe a syllabW
about the will," said Mrs. Eldertop, It
'Oh, not for worlds," said Mrs. aLr-
During the next week Uncle Chevere
as overwhelmed with civilities. Ot
Thursday a new suit of clothes arrived
1th Mrs. Larklns' love and compU
ments. On Friday Mrs. Larklns cami
ith an open barouche to take deal
nele Caleb for a drive in the park
And on Saturday Mrs. Eldertop burst
Into tears and declared she should nev.
er be happy again If her mother's only
brother didn't pledge himself then and
there to make his future home with
herself and Will.
Uncle Caleb looked a little puzzled.
"Well," said he, "if you really make
a point of It but I was Intending to
meet Cousin John at Gravescnd."
"Dear uncle, promise me to stay here
always,' cried Mrs. Eldertop, hyster
ically. "Just as you say, Niece Jenny," as
sented the old man, complacently.
Mrs. Eldertop felt that she bad car
ried her point
But when Mr. and Mrs. Larklns came
on Sunday afternoon to press a similar
petition, Uncle Caleb opened hi eyes.
"My importance seems to have 'gone
up' in the market" he observed quaint
ly. "I never was In such demand
among my relatives before. But I
can't be in two places at once, that's
And he decided to remain with Mrs.
Eldertop, greatly to the indignation of
the Larklns family, who did not hesi
tate to hint boldly at unfair advantages
and undue Impartiality.
But Just as Mrs. Larklns was rising
to depart, wHh her handkerchief to her
eyes, little Johnny Eldertop cams
clamoring for a piece of paper to cut a
kite tall from.
"Go along," said Mrs. Eldertop, im
patiently. "We have no paper here. Go to
"Hold on, little chap hold on!" said
Uncle Caleb, f'imbllag in his overcoat
pocket he had Just been about starting
for a walk when the Larklns party ar
rived "here's a bit as is of no use to
And he produced the "rough draft"
and bestowed it on Johnny.
"One side's written on,' 'said he, "and
t'other ain't It was lying on the floor
in Mr. Watkln's law office, when I
stepped In to see If Jcseph Hall was
employed there as porter still. An old
chum of mine Hall was in Tortoise Hol
low. I can't bear to see even a bit of
paper wasted, so I axed the clerk If It
was of any use. He said no it waa
only a draft of Dr. Falcon's will. Dr.
Falcon made a new will every six
months, he said, so I Just picked It up
and put It In my pocket. Everything
comes In use once In seven years, they
say, and this Is Just right for little
Johnny's kite tall."
Mrs. Larklns looked at Mrs. Eldertop,
Mr. Eldetop stared Into the spectacled
eyes of Mr. Larklns.
Uncle Caleb chuckled benovolently as
little Johnny skipped away with the
piece of paper which had been freight'
ed with such wealth of anticipation.
The Larklnses took leave without any
unnecessary formula of adleux and
Mrs. Eldertop took occasion to tell
Uncle Caleb that perhaps he had bettei
prosecute his original design of ths
"Because we're expecting company
tomorrow," said she, "and our best
room will be wanted for a while. And,"
she added within herself, "I wfll taks
good care that It shan't be empty again
Just at present."
Ho Uncle Caleb went to Oravesend
where Cousin John was as poor and
warm-hearted as himself, and he was
never Invited to return to London again
Five year later Uncle Caleb depart
ed this life and left behind him I20,
000 In consols willed to John Clark
To his "dear niece," Jane Eldertop and
Rebecca Larklns, he left U to sach U
pay for the trouble be put them to whei
be visited them, to say mat there was
Joy In the nieces' household whea ths
will waa read would be to aay what ll
false, for, If the old man could bar
gueeaed at all tha unkind thing that
would be uttered ragardlnf him, I
doubt If b would hav left them eve
Herr Harden, Prince Bismarck's In
timate friend and companion, baa caus
ed a sensation in Berlin by the publi
cation of some curious fact about tha
The most sensational revelation waa
that, when his political career closed.
Bismarck the monumental man of
the last half of the century, the most
successful of mortals, if success b
measured by achievements actually
contemplated suicide. He says:
"Bismarck undoubtedly contemplated
suicide aa a relief from hi Intenaa
sufferings, the full extent of which waa
only known to those about him; but ba
was restrained by pride.
"His own words to roe were: "Peo
ple wish me long life. It is very kin
of them. If they could take away my
pains I would also consent to their
wishes. But, as It Is, my duties now
consist of washing, shaving and cut
ting the nails of my hands and toe and
" 'I have become a useless member
of human society. Since I can no lon
ger go out my pleasures have been re
duced to the modest dimensions of a
good glass of wine, which Is too often
forbidden to me now, and, again, a
pinch of snuff. Should one wish to
live longer thus? My good wife Is na
longer with me.
I am completely contented to dl
and long for Euthanasia. It Is n
longer considered respectable ana
moral for a man to put an end to a
used-up life. It waa different in class
ical days. We have all read Cornellua
Nepos and what he says about suicide.
We have become more sentimental.
'If one were to end his life now
the motive would be twisted, the wild
est reports circulated. No one can
blame me for not being able to do more.
have had to give up political busi
ness; the sight of the development of
affairs furnishes no pleasure for me;
I have too long looked on agriculture
as a minor employment to let It rula
my life know.'
Then, after a pause, Bismarck said:
"People do not know what It is to feel
one's self slowly dying, and there are,
in addition, the pains with their In
numerable shades.' "
A Novel Lunch.
One of Philadelphia's wealthy young
bachelors, who has most artistic rooms
about a mile from the Philadelphia
club, waa surprised one afternoon by a
tall from a mother and daughter, both
especial friends on whom he was anx
ious to make a favorable Impression.
Of course, he was glad to see them, but
they had taken him unawares, and he
reflected with a growing horror that
there was not so much as a cracker to
Being a man of wonderful mental
resources, a bright idea suddenly
rtruck him. Why not vise dog biscuit?
He had plenty of these, and they were
lot half unpalatable, while tf broken
jp Into tiny Judicial bits there waa
rvcry chance of their not being recog
nized. They might even be mistaken
for the latest thing In biscuits. Deter
mined to try it anybow, the bachelor
presently offered his guests some sherry
s-lth bits of dog biscuit, served upon a
lainty Sevresolate. It worked like a
;harm, as the guests were visibly im
pressed with the new viand. They nlb-
Dled at It diligently, if with difficulty,
ind asked where It might be obtained.
Upon this point the young man waa
jnable to give any satisfaction. The
Biscuits were, he said, a special Im
portation of a friend of his, very costly
tnd very rare, who had presented them
to the bachelor, the latter, of course.
nly serving them to his most honored
The mother even asked if she could
aot take a sample home with her; they
were going abroad very soon, she said,
tnd would so much love to match It
n London or Paris. But this aspira
tion the startled youth nipped In the
ud by begging to be allowed to ob-
aln a boxful of the dainty article for
hem from bis friend.
A Youthful Gambler Bribe.
Little Francis Is only five year old
is yet, but already he has a pretty clear
ionceptlon of some of the ways of the
world and Its methods of accompllsh-
ng desired ends. Visiting at his grand
father's house not long ago, one of hla
jncles taught him to match pennies,
with the result that he wanted to keep
an with this amusement day and night,
Sunday and weekday alike.
"Grandpa says we can't match pen
nies today," he weeplngly told one of
the aforementioned uncles on a Sunday.
"Oh, go and coax him a little," was
the laughing rejoinder, "and I guesa
be'il give In and let us."
And this waa the interpretation that
Francis gave to the word "coax," to the
horror of his strongly religious grand
father: "Grandpa," he said, gazing up Into
his ancestor's face with beseeching ear
nestness, "If you will let us match pen
nies this afternoon I'll give you half ot
all I win."
A Snake Story,
Charles Casey, Albert Baldwin, Oliver
J. Default, Merl Nutting and Loui
Fanlon, farmer living In the vicinity of
Meadow Pond, Mass., organised a anak
bunting party and went looking for tha
reptiles. The first place they atruck
waa In an old well. The atone covering
of tha well waa removed and a largo
number of snake were seen crawling
around. Tha killing waa quickly begun
aad when finish ed seventeen Mack
anaka. measuring about eighty fast
altogether, war stretched on tha aad.
man claim tha champtonabtp taf
ia Wofaattar oounty.
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