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THE RED CLOUD CHUT.
Webrtcr County, tb.
Two Dollars a Year, in Advance.
THK HAJiOOX-KEKPKK'S WHY.
Voti ak hy I .urrcudcrwl.
Sly boon companion! why
I lit a land of omrn
Throw ravtduit lu ray rye.
W-II, I lirard that thoy wrr coming
Aud I inrant to be jt jaml
.With a Mole dull of vrlmnir,
Ah if I neither frarrd nor cared.
1 liad ilarel my Mmji in order.
And tidied tip If'JMlf;
y.tri bright drraiilrr
Hart ohiiiJoK from itn fbclf.
Mr licut rJirar a lighted ;
I had will matured my plan
Tj .bow t!uc ranting wnmfa
Hon much I a a man
I iiirant to treat tlirtn kindly,
Vet firmly, all the while.
And anfiner their upbraiding .
WiUi a predetermined mile. ( '
They came-that band of women
I'almly. e reni ly came.
With no dep !re of alitor,
.No h-4 thing vrordii of blame;
A bind of uiri and mottiern,
Willi farm worn with rare.
A faith atmvt- all (aoxloii,
A ho b-yond debpair.
Tin ri)-A're women from all elation.
The hich, the low, tho i-oor;
Home to lift the burden
tff the croH tin lr MMith liort.
I Mf one pale.faced woman,
Who onre in iniTey camn
" To Foot he my Mrlrkru. mother
' Kre the hm-baiid rum had plain.
That woman thm wan hf-ldil
I'rom eierj wirniwini; wave
11 tin- arm that mm wa. inoldrrlnR
Within a drunkard rae.
Her only in, whofhotild havo been
l Hi r comfort, KlatT ami May,
I knew in wild ililiriiini
Had left my chop that day.
Ko, comrade, latent manhood
Wan wakemd lu my breant.
Till with a initlcii rimm-iciicn
I wan prating with tho rift.
Hut not with rhaMetin! radnecH,
An t'li""!" pit in womi n prayed,
That Ood would rpjro in mercy
The wreckn that rum had made;
Hut an 1 prajedin IhjjIichhI,
When lu ilnjn of low? ago
w J Mood luxidi my mother
In n drunkard' home of wo,
Ami prayed that eicry drinking .hop,
Irum Krri t, hall or cell.
Wkh hwi pt from oft (IimI'm fooUtool
And i mptlrd into hill 1
TTwaa IhiiK I prajed, till tweet and low
Aroee a pieadiii); prajer
That Cod in mercy till would ae
The lo t d viii h v erj win re.
p h'o wait till oil hae heard them,
Heard that pravir of tian,
Of concentrated aiifltit-h
Kottled up forjearn
Heard tin in wi" ly, calm) ;
And when Jou've heard them, then
1 hen tin-tor ma teil tin world
That nil of you were tiu-ii.'
- Cinriiiiia Times.
A "Yl.ACTICAL LOVER.
Itwnsagrccd on nil bunds that Ned
was a broker in tho city, lit' had Ix'cn
d, wry p)r 111:111 at out time in his life,
itiul uul to work very num. jiik iiuiuh
-fry had in the end, however, met its duol)m,ont whici, I t-oulil have fancied Xed
reward. At middle aire, ne wits com-
iortnbly circumstanced. When lie an
nounced to his friends, therefore, that
lie thought of taking to hinifclfn wife,
it was thought generally that tho step
lm meditated was a prudent one. And
when he further stated that he had
further made an offer of his hand to one
Oeorgiuna Wan en, the daughter of a
-wealthy merchant, and that his offer
had been accepted by thr lady, we, of
course, hastened to tender our heartiest
congratulation on the occasion.
Ned Stone spoke of the matter in his
own .simple, sober way.
"Well, you know, I'm getting on,"
he saitl, " and if I'm to marry it's about
time I should think of setting about it.
You're cry kind. I think 1 shall be
very nappy in xaei, i ve no uouut oi n.
as happy as a fellow has a right to
expect to be. One has no right to ex
pect too much, of eiur.-e. But I'm
quite fend in my way of this Georgiana
Warren, and I think that she in her way
is fond of me. She is not too voting or
too old, not tor. good-looking, nor yet
too plum ; she is sensible aud accom
plished enough ; and I don't m'o why
.ltr frhould not make a good sort of a
wife, .' nd, similarly. I don't see why 1
shouldn't mako a verv uood sort of a
husband. Perhaps I'm not very fond
of old Warren, the father, aud perhaps
he isn't very fond of me. But I don't
know as that matters much. I dare say
we shall understand each othtr better
bv and by ; meantime, I must try aud
make the best of tko old man's humor,
and not run counter to him more than 1
can avoid. And it seems to me that tho
old fellow would be no fonder of any
body else who might want to marry his
daughter that he is of me. You see it's
our affair Gcorgiuna's and mine and
uot his ; though its hard to maka. him
see it In that light. But I dare i&y it
will come right in the cihL That's
what I tell Georgiana when shatakes
up with rather gloomy views about ler
father's temper. She has good sense!
and, I think, looks at the matter very
touch as I do only, of course, shecau'l
help feeling that he is her father,
whereas, thank goodness, he ain't
It w ill be frcen that Ned Stone was not
n lover to " sigh like a furnace." As to
r writing a woful ballad to his mtsiress'
eye-brows, 1 don't fancy he could have
accomplished such a teat, even if his
life doiHJudeil on his doing so. The
thermometer of his love stood at tem
perate, with no tendency toward an up
ward rise. The " marks of love," as
V they are generally understood, were not
diseeruable upon him.
He never said a word as to the agi
tated state of his breast, nor to the ex
" citemeut of his feeliugs. He did not
regard Mis Warren as an angel or a
goddess. Probably he would have been
the lirsrt to contradict any allegation
thit might have been made to the effect
that she was anything of the kind. Miss
Warren appeared to him what bhe
freemed to everybody else a nice, sen
bible English girl.
1 called upon Stone one evening. He
was alone. He looked a littlo grave,
and held a small, sealed packet. We
discussed various indifferent subjects ;
then I. inquired concerning Miss Geor
giana. "Oh, haven't you heard?" ho an
swered. " But, of course, you couldn't
i. f Have heard. The affair is off. Our en
gagement hits come to aa end."
$2.00 PER ANNUM.
You don't mean' that ?" I asked in
"Yen; the thing'fl 'broken off,' as
people Bay. It's a hardjob, and I'm
sorry for it, but it can't be helped."
Had the lady resented his serenity
and discharged.hiin, I asked myself.
As thougli he had heard the question,
he went on : " It's the man's doings. I
hope he is satisfied now. He's the most
unreasonable and disagreeable old fcl
tow I ever had the mihfortunc to meet."
" "But what did ho do?"
" We ft 11 out about the settlement
that was where the hitch arose. I'm
sure I did all I could to please him. I
gave np condition after condition quite
in opposition to tho advice of my solici
tor. I told him to settle what money
he proposed to settle on his daughter
it wasn't much after all ust as he
plcarcd I didn't waut to touch a half
penny of it. lie might settle it, 1 told
him, just as strictly as ever he pleased,
or he might settle nothing at all upon
her, if he liked that better. It was his
daughter 1 wanted, and not his money.
And for my part, I'd tako care my wife
never came to want. I undertook to
insure my life for a. large amount, and
assign tho policy to trustees for her
benefit, in case of my death, covenant
ing, of course, to the premiums regu
larly, and to pay up the insurance in
tho regular way. I thought that a fair
arrangement, but it did not content
" Ho wanted to tie my hands com
pletely. He hadn't a hap'p'oth of con
fidence in me. He gave me credit for
no Fort of affection for his daughter.
He insisted Hint any money that I in
future might become possessed of I
should covenant into a settlement. It
is absurd. Of course I couldn't consent
to it. I had business to consider. Of
course my wife and children if I had
anj' would reap the benefit as much us
I shall. I told Oeorgiuna exactly how
the matter stood. She's of age. I
asked her whether she'd mary me with
out tho old man's consent. Poor girl !
she was in an awful way. Hut she did
not care to do that. She shrank from
offending her father. J-o there's no help
for it tho thing's broken off, and I'm
not to be married it seems this time
at any rate."
He spoke rather sorrowfully, but still
without tho slightest trace of ill-temper.
I endeavored to console him in a com
mon sort of way.
Ho opened a small packet he had been
holding in his hand.
This is pleasant," ho snid quietly ;
"here are all my letters to Georgiana.
Ah ! and here is a little present I gave
her, sent back to me."
There were not many letters. Their
contents I could guess ; little enough
like conventional love letters, probably
very unechtatic compositions, yet ample
iftnii "tjilre"innpose.'iintl practical
enough. The present wsis a ring a
larco (liainonii, neavny sct, m pure gum,
;,. ! T-nliinltlii uiiinli .mihstiLlltlill
Stone selected lor ins neiroinutt.
" I suppose they 11 expect me to send
ick (leoip-iiina's'letters to her?"
"It's tho usual way
ments come to an end ?"
"Certainly ; it's tho usual way."
He rubbed his chin and seemed
reflect a little.
" Have a cigar," ho said, presently,
" and let's talk about something else.
This is not the most agreeable subject
in tho world. Tell 1110 what you have
been doing with yourself."
We fell to talking about this, that and
the other. Presently 1 went away. As
I went away he said, quietly : " 1 think
I shall try to see Georgiaua once more,
for a 'articular leason.
1 did not ask what the particular rea
son was, and he did not tell me.
A few nights afterward 1 saw him
again He was at no time subject to
much change of mood, or at any rate
seldom betrayed any variation of that
kind. Yet it struck me that, if anything,
he was in better spirits than usual.
"You did not mention," he said,
"what T told you the other night that
my engagement was broken off?"
explained that 1 had not mentioned
it for a particular good reason. I had
not seen any any person whom it would
iutrrest to be informed. of tho fact.
"It's just as well," he said, "because
the engagement isn't broken off, or
rather its on again."
" Indeed ! I'm very glad to hear it."
"I told vou I should try and see
r.,-r.: , ..,; v.u t L-n..w titsit
slie often went with her father and
other relations to tho Zoological G:
dens, on Sunday. So I went to the
Zoological. I soon discovered her with
Warren and a lot of other people. She
saw ine, and understood by my sigu
that I wanted to speak on the quiet.
Well, she lingered behind a little, and
when the rest of the party went t j look
at tho kangaroos she slipped with me
into the snake-house. She looked a
little frightened, and the teais were
standing in her eyes.
" So I put my arms around her it
didn't matter to mo who saw, you
know and told her there was nothing
to be alarmed at, and that I only wanted
to say a word or two. I told her that I
was sorry I had not sent back her let
teri,.as 1 ought to have done, but the
plain fact of the matter was, I couldn't
" Yon love me still then, Ned?' she
flf nAiiicii T nn Clfurrnn ' T niil
who's been telling you I don't? '
" She began crying bitterly.
" 'Come, Georgie,' I said, 'let us get
married whether papa likes it or not ;
only say the word.'
" She didn't say a word. Poor child !
She could not speak for crying, and
she looked at me and gave me such a
little nod, aud then she began laughing
through her tears. It was the prettiest
sight you ever aw. Of course I kissed
her; aud then I turned, and who should
be standiug close by my side but old
"Georgia gave a littlo scream, and
then tried to make believe that we
were looking at the boa-constrictor.
But of course that didn't work, so I
said to old Warren, in a cherry 6crt of
way, and putting out my hand cheer
fuUVi Mr. Wairen. Geofjrie and I are
J going to bo mairied; that's quite set-
RED CLOUD, WEBSTER CO.,, NEB., THURSDAY, MAY -21, 1S74.
tied. But you and I may an well be
friends all the name. We'd much
rather have your consent than not.
Suppose you give it to us ? '
" He was so astonished that before, I
think, he knew quite .what he was doing,
he'd taken my hand, with all his friends
standing around and looking on. Of
course he could not go back after that.
And and so tho think was settled."
I congratulated him heartily. Pres
ently I said, by change :
"How 1'icky it was that you didn't
send back Miss Warren's letters."
" My dear "fellow, tnat was what I
wanted to explain to her ; I couldn't
send them back." .
"You found, them too dear to you?"
At last, then, he had been betrayed
into a feeling pt romance. .-
u Not at all," he exclaimed, "I could
not send them back, because I hadn't
kept them. I'd destroyed them."
" Ye?, what was the good of them;
I 01113- keep business letters ; they're
regulurly docketed at my office. But
for Georgie's letters, they were no use.
1 mado them into pipe lights."
" You didn't tell her that ? "
"Xo I hadn't time. I never ar
rived at an explanation about the let
ters." "Then, my dear Stone, let mo en
treat you, whatever you do, don't give
Miss Warren your explanation about
"Why shouldn't I?"
" Don't you see? She thought you
didn't send back her letters for a senti- j
niuniai reason, uucuusu iney were so
dear to you that you could not possibly
part with tliem ; aud so, in point of
fact, that littlo misunderstanding of
hers led to the re-establishment of your
"Do you think so?" he said mus
"But if Georgio has made any mis
take about the matter, I think that I
am bound to set her right."
" My dear Stouo, tako my advice,
for fear of accident ; set her right after
the wedding ceremony, not before."
Whether or not he took my advice,
I am not aware. He was married in
due course of time to Miss Warren,
and 1 know that old lady was heard to
declare that she married the beat hus
band in the world.
A City or Ulass.
Consumption has found :
in earnest t
opponent, perhaps a conqueror. Mr.
Gearge A. Shove, in a book Osgood v
Co. are about to publish, suggests a
city of refuge for consumptives. It is
not to be in the Sunny South. There
are such cities there now for those who
can afford to go to them. The new ono is
to be in bleak New England, but per
petual xiniA-er in -o wltlltu 1l. :
walls. It is to consist of a monstrous
structure of iron and glass, covering
forty acres of ground. Graceful iron
towers are to strengthen the walls, and
to contain the steam-engines which will
maintain a summer temperature
throughout the long Northern winters.
A great dome will rise in tho center
" a dome of tho Invalidcs," says the au
thentic author, "of even more magnifi
cent proportions than the famous land
mark of strangers in the French capi
tal." Within tho building the iron col
umns will be covered with luxuriant
vines. Tho whole interior will be a
park, with lawn aud I'ouds and croquet-grounds,
with trees, and shrubs
and flowers. Bands will play. Birds
will sing. Tho January sunshine will
pour into ims uanicn 01 jueu KKe mm
of June. Moreover, the Adams and
Eves of the nineteenth c cutiirv will es
cape the intense heat of New England's
brief but scorching summers. Artifi;
cially-cooled air will bo forced into the
building. Around this central struct
ure a glass-covered avenuo will run,
lined on the outer side with hotels and
theaters and stores. The cost of the
gigantic conservatory with the attached
hotels is estimated at 12,000,000.
The iuterest on this, at 8 per cent.,
would be $960,000. Add to this sum
the cost of boarding 10,000 visitors
from November to June ($2,500,000),
and we have $3,1G0,00;).
If the 10,000p.iid only $2 a dayapicce,
the enterprise would net $910,000 over
expenses aud interest on capital. The
question is, would the 10,000 come?
Mr. Shove shows, bv the census mor
tality charts, that pulmonary consump
tion' causes over one-fifth of all the
deaths in New England, in Northwestern
Xew York, in Eastern New Jersey, and
' in Oilier locauiie-s. j.t is inr more
deadly than smull-pox or cholera, but
we adopt the greatest precautionsagainst
these diseases, aud apparently regard
the other as a decree of fate. This
icsignatiou is partially explained by
the fact that in it treatment drugs have
proved a failure. So, indeed, have
doctors. The disease is practically in
curable, unless the victim can spend the
winters in tome sunny clime, bmcc
the city of glass will be the only refuge
for the great m:.jority of the tens of
thousands who are dying of this dread
disease. Mr. Shove considers it but fair
to calculate that oue of those tens will
be constantly living in tho oasis ho
wishes to construct in the midst of the
bleak desert of snow that covers New
Euglaud with a shroud for so many
months and sets so many fingers sewing
on other shrouds. Chicago Iribunc.
Ammonia for Whooplng-Coagfe.
A writer in the Medical Journal,
London, states that in case of whoop-
cougu in uiu iusi Magt: iuui is, auer
the third week he has had once ounce
of the strongest liquid ammonia put
into a gallon of water in an open pan,
and the steam kept up by means of half
a brick made red-hot throughout, and
put into the boiling water containing
the ammonia, the pan being placed in
the middle of a room, into which the
pat huts were brought as the ammonia
steam was p.ising off. Tho method,
he say., was usejd in the evening, be
fore bedtime, and it -proved so effica
cious in abating the spasmodic attack,
and after three or four days terminating
the malady, as to establish, beyond
doubt, the "value of this mode of inhal
ing ammonia as a therapeutic ngent in
trauquilizing the nervous system, in the
the Interests of Southwest
Tns Pope will be 81 eit month.
Ajicno explorations bf balloon is the
coming project. (f
Fnrrr will be plentiful this fall all
over the Union.
Prince Arthur willtioon b made
Duke of Dublin. ,
. The Danbury Xcwa fnau will lecture
next fall at 250 a nighi.';
Two HCNDREtt acres o land were re
cently bold in Florida $ five cents an
' In New Mexico there has been more
snow this winter than.fqfc twenty years
i . . -.
death may chooso whether he will be
shot or hanged.
TnE little busy bees of the United
States produce annually 8,000,000
worth of honey.
Dh, Schmidt, of tho University of
Athens, after 31 years of labor, has
completed a map of the moon.
It has been discovered in New Jersey
that an excellent article of whisky can
be made of "saw-dust, tan and mo
lasses." The ceremony of cremation was re
cently put in practice in England upon
the body of Lemontinia Smith, a fa
mous gypsy oraclo.
It is probable that the principle of
,team navigation of the canals will be
applied in various improved forms dur
ing tho coming season.
TnE census of France, just completed,
shows a population of 3.1()-J,i21. Of
this number, 21,8Go,62r livo in cities,
and 13,19.",310 in the country.
Accorpino to the Stato Secretary's
report, Ohio contains fifty-four liquor
distilleries and 178 breweries, the
products of which amount to $13,203,
838. A ma diamond is now on exhibition
in ftnatnn. Ti, i ns birf.. ns n liiii.limf .
and is worth COO tons of railway iron,
300 tons of sugar, or i,000 barrels of
Hereafter no portrait is to be placed
upon any of the bonds, securities, notes,
. r - . --" - .. :
fractional currency or postnere of the
United States, while the originalof such '
portraits is living. I
portraits is living,
lNl872thercwereG7,101miles of com
plete railways in the United States, the
average cost of which is set down nt$o",
101 per mile. It is estimated that there
arc now 75,000 miles of completed rail
ways. The number of industrial establish
ments in Franco is 150,000, giving cm-
1inEmnfc.tn 9 Port 010 1 uJ -AuiflMc.
ploying steam power cqnal to boU.UUU
horses. The business done amounts to
In one year, five oceiu steamships,
the Atlantic, tho City of Washington,
the Ismalia, tho Villo du Havre, aud tho
Europe (lately), have been lost, togeth
er with nearly 800 lives, and many mill
ions of property.
The New Y'ork Tribune was not tho
first paper of that name. The Chicago
Tribune was established as a weekly
Democratic organ April 1, 1810. Its
New York namesake was first published
on the 10th of April. 1811
UII HIK 1UIU Ui .llllt iWT. j
Or the iron produced annually, En- j
eland produces more than one half of
the whole amount, North America about 1
one fifth. Franco about one twelfth, and
Belgium one twenty-fourth ; tliete four
constituting the great iron-producing
countries of the globe.
The bridge over the Kentucky river,
on the Southern railroad, will be the
highest on the continent. It is 275 feet
above low water, and has a span 1,2:5(5
feet. The towers, erected by John A.
Boebling, years ago, coRt $100,000, and
rise 3l5 feet above low water.
A rrriti in tho Deaf and Dumb
Asylum at Hartford, who saw the Essex
statesman on the train bearing Sumner's
remains, wrote out this description of
him : " I saw Ben Butler in the drawing-room
car, and his eye opens nice,
but his other eve somowhat cross
shuts." Twenty-four, years ago Senator Stew
art, of Nevada, who has jnst completed
art, oi Aevaua wno nas jns? comp.tut.-u
the most magnificent house in ashing-
ton, was slinging hash in a canvas res-
tauraut. and afterward drove a pull I
team regularly up the long and diffi
cult hills between Grass Valley and
Heue is an estimate of tho number of
acres of land in the extreme West, which
are actually yielding rich stores of gold
aud silver." The Government owns the
property, but has never received a cent,
font: California. 5,000,000; Oregon,
500,000 ; Washington, 1,000,000 ;
Idaho, 1,000,000 ; Montana, 3,000,000 ;
Colorado, 1,000,000; New Mexico,
1,000,000; Arizona, 1,030,000; Utah,
1,000,000; Nevada, 1,500,000. Total
It is a curious fact that among the
beavers there are somsthat are lazy, and
will not work at all, either to assist in
building lodges or dams, or to cut
down wood for their winter stock. The
industrious ones beat these idle fellows,
and diive them away; sometime cut
ting off parts of their tails, and other
wise injuring them. The " paresseux"
are more easily caught in traps than the
others, and the trapper rarely misses
one of them. They only dig a hole from
the water, running obliquely toward the
snrface of the ground twenty-five or
thirty feet, from which they emerge,
when hungry, to obtain food, returning
to the same bole with the wood they
procure, to eat the bark. They never
form dams, and are sometimes to the
number of five or seven together ;"all are
cialcs. It is not at all improbable that
these unfortunate fellows have, as is the
case with the males of many species of
animals, been engaged in fighting with
others of their sex, and after being con
quered and driven from the lodge, have
lecome idlers from a kind'of necessity.
The working beavers, on the contrary,
associate, males and yfcmales, and
a oung, together.
Pitman's woodpile has suffered a good ,
deal lately from the ravages of thieves, ,
so the old gentleman the other day
loaded Ihb gun with coarse salt, and
expressed his determination to bom
bard the first man who should be ob
served to haunt the timber. On Wed-,
nesday morning ho had to attend court,
and as he did not expect to reacli homo
until late in the evening, Mrs. Pitman
ieii it iier duty to Keep an eye upon tno
woodpile. But Pitman returned about
dusk, and as he walked up tho yard he
thought he might as well carry in
enough wood to last all night. Ho had ,
just placed the fourth stick iipan his
arm when an expl6sion occurred, and
tne nmevij)BUnt ta leltjas UimUifliycked uu-SreV h'MaJt iher..ttr,.jae;
rea-noc darning needles were dancing up j
una uown 111s iepn. lie mm neard irom
Mrs. Pitman. He yelled with pain, am
dropping the wood, most of it upon lus
toes, he fell to the ground. Just as ho
did so, he saw Mrs. Pitman standing in
the kitchen doorway with his firearm at
"parade rest, and contemplating hr
victory and her victim with serenity.
Pitman's first thought was that she had
suddenly been animated by an insane
but judicious desire to realize upon his
life insurance jolicy. But when he
screamed to her, she dropped her artil
lery and flew to the scene with expres
sions of alarm and grief at the discovery
that she had perforated Pitman. She
called the seivant girl, and as they car
ried him into the house, she explained
that she mistook him for a thief, and
then she apologized, ritmau said it was
all ery well to apologize, but what
I good was that to a man with two quarts
of salt and half a pound of gun-wads in
his legs. Mrs. Pitman insisted that ho
1 oughtn't to mind a little salt, it would
J do him good. She urged that salt was
better than anything else for preserving
I meat, and that his lees would probablv
' be alive and well and prancmi' around
tho universe when tho rest of him was
dead and spoiled. That made him mud,
and after splitting up his gun with tho
nx ,,1C wout to - " "?
-"poken to Mrs. Pitman since :
t i.;.i i ..
tas hinted gloomily to the doctor that
if a divorce can be had he will obtain
one. Max Adrh;r.
The Strength of Material.
Gold may bo hammered so that it is
"l-' M'O.OOOof an inch thick. A gram
,f lron ,U!l.v, ,)0 dv;d-'l t 1,000,000
pans, rttui ciiemistry tells us mat
there are ultimate parts called atoms or
molecules, which are absolutely invisi
ble. These atoms are attracted to each
other by the attraction of cohesion, and
repelled by the force of repulsion. By
tin action of both these forces the atoms
are kept in a state of pact. The solid
ity of a solid depends upon tho fact that
w;h.mvr...nf nwj.;..iiiitAh-Mtr4UouW lil "Jci'Mor " and that Kn
fliRiniiiU. mi Kn)mit throw rocks at them. Au expe
posed to bo of au oblate spheroidal . .e f f)rtv hW couviuct.(1
lonn. An iron bar would support its mo that nothf , ahw t nn oX
own weight if stretched out to a length
of three and a quarter nrles. A bar of
steel was once made which would sus
tain its own weight if extended to a
length of thirteen and a quarter miles.
Our ide.is of trreat and small are no
guide to be used in judging pt what is j
truly great and small in nature. The j
Bunker Hill .Monument might be built
... i. ..:..!. .:4i..:. ...oi.;..
... .- ... . ...I
over a mile in height without crushing
the stones at its base. When bars of
iion are stretched until they break.those
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length less than the weaker ones. A
piece of wood, having a breadth anil
thickness of three inches and a length
union tire ine sirontrest, jncrcaau m
of four feet, if supported at its ends, t
would be bent one-millionth of an inch
by a weight of three pounds placed at
it's center, aud a weight of oue tenth of
an ounce would bend it one-seveii-mil-liouth
of au inch. Professor Norton
described a machine for testing the
variations of sticks of wood. The ma
chine consists of levers and screws so
contrived that tho amount of weight
... i at 1
The Vienna Panic.
From the statistics of an
journal of finance, it appears that the
leuna paum ur uiuui uiuic iui
spread and disastrous than was general
ly s'ipposed at the time. In Austria
eight banking houses, represeating an
Lggregatft capital of 15,200,000 Honm ;
;,,,. companies, rcpresentimr
.,, , . .
3,$00,000 tlorius ; one railway company,
representing ooo.uuu; anu seven indus
trial establishments, representing
3,000,-000 florins, have failed outright.
Forty bauking establishment!, with
139,100,000 florins capital ; insurance
compauies, with 5,200,000 florins ; one
traffic establishment, with 1,000,000
florins ; eighteen building societies,
with 01,900,000 florins, and thirty-four
industrial establishments, with 1G.GO0,-
i 000 florins, have resorted to liquidation.
In Hungary as many asten banks, with
3.300,000 florins cap'ital, and two indus
trial establishments, with 800000
florins, have declared their failure;
while thirteen banks, with 11,300,000
florins ; two insurance companies, with
800,000 florin; one traffic establish
ment, with 1,800,000 ; one bnilding so
ciety, with 200,000 florins, and forty
industrial establishments, with collect
ively 5,500,000 florins, have been driven
to liquidation. The number of fusions
or a ma! carnations effected i not stated.
A KENTrcKT paper reports what it
denominates a living wonder. It says
Dora Chambers, bora on Skeggs creek,
Warren county, Ky., on the 11th of
August, 1S71. is thirty-seven inches hi2h,
eiguteen inches around the calf of the
leg, twenty-eight and three-fourths
inches aronnd the thigh, forty-e'ght
inches around the hips, fory-two inches
aronnd the waist, and weighs 118 pound-
and a half. The parents of this child
are said to be delicate, small persons,
the father weighing 127 pounds and the
mother 111- There was nothing extra
ordinary shout the child at its birth,
but when about three months old she
began to grow fat. and at the agof two
aud a half years had gain'the rro
partions above stated. "?-
There is in Switzerland, on an av
erage, one journal for 6,179 inhabitants.
brought to Pear upon tne suck can ne lmvara tj,e clmrch. When the young
accurately measured, aud tho variation . mnu fiIlw tlin-t- she was disiHised to
of the stick from a straight line cau be I jinrnor his joke, he backed down and
measured, even though it does not ex- I ncknowledgeil himself teat. Proceed
cced onc-seveu-miilionth of an inch. I inrr still further thev met a mutual ac-
L. MATHER. Publisher.
I never had auy trouble driving oxen,
though I know a man who'd as soon try
to drive lions as to pick up a whip aud
uudertake to "haw Buck," and "gee
Always commeuce right with oxen.
Thev don't apjear tender-hearted, ami
don t seem to the casual observer to be
longing for sympathy, but o.ven have
feelings which must be consulted. If
, vou want to yoke up vour oxen, take
the yoko on vour shoulder and geutlv
upproadi the starlmard ox. If ho
moves awav, throwing his heels in the
,iir, tnru about and approach the other,
for in the long run it doesn't mako a
cent's worth of difference which ox is
who always pull on tho left boot first.
I j uul would iersist in it if the house was
1 . on fir
If the larboard ox runs away, don't
throw the yoke at him, ami jump up
aud down aud howl. You can't throw a
yoke over twenty rods at the most, and
the chauces are you wouldn't hit him.
Take the yoke on your back again and
saunter across tho pasture toward the
first ox. Approach him us if you didii't
care a cent whether you got the yoke on
him or not. Let your fare wear a smile,
and whistle some careless air. If he
shows a disposition to run away, don't
go to howling:
"Whoa there hold on I'll kill you
blast your eyes hold on !"
Keep up your indifferent demeanor,
aud iu about one hour and a half you
can put your hand on the ox. Hub his
back and speak encouraging words to
him, and let him see that your are hi
true friend. In a little time you can
. put tho yoke on him, and then start oil
micr inu outer ox on ine lai side oi me
field. If he makes a bolt for the barn,
preserve your careless air, and, above
all, don't pound the ox you have already
I secured. ly a persistent exercise of
patience, you can get the pair yoked up
j and ready for business by ten o'clock,
I if you commenced early enough. Don't
, chaiu 'em up to a stump and maul 'em
I with a rail after you have them iu your
powir ; si-ek to conquer by love rather
Few farmers know how to draw out
the full strength of a pair of oxen on a
dead pull. They set the team off with
a yell, kick one, pound the other, scream
at both, jump over tho log and whoop,
and the result is that the hoviucs jerk
and jump and waste their strength.
Tho right way is to send them oil
gently. Pretend that 3 on are unhitch
ing the chain to go home, and you don't
know how much this will encourage
them. When the chain is taut, aud the
oxen are ready for the pull, give them
a kind word," tell them their motto
ng win discourag
so quick as to hurl a stono quarry at
him when he is doing his level best to
Iu driving oxen before a wagon, don't
carry a bean-pole with a brad-awl fast-
ened into the end. Tho ox is not as
ami " ;.
on foot as me antelope or gazeue,
lev shouldn't be made to gallop
ten miles without a rest. There i
nothing so cooil to rule the brute crea
tion as kindness. The true farmer will,
i if necessary, sit up all night with a jmir
of wild oxen, giving mem Kind auvice,
explaining mutters, and rubbing their
spinal columns with a cob to bring out
their gentle natures and win their con
fidence and esteem. M. Quad.
A Hasty Yet Satisfactory .Marriage.
A young lady of Alabama, visiting in
Memphis, was lately walking along the
i streets with a young gentleman, when
he jokingly proposed to step into n
church hard by and get married ; the
voiiiilt ladv n"ented. and started
- J' t mJ
quaiutance, a bachelor business niun,
and the lady's companion told business
how she him backed him out on tho
I inatriinnnial proposition, whereupon
business remarked to her, " l on can t
back me out." She answered, "Yes
I can." The parties laughed and chat
ted a little, when they started off to
pet the licence, each supposing the
other wonld give it up, but the docu
ment was duly procured, and the matter
! began to look" serious. The next thing
was to tie the knot; at length a
. preacher was found. By this time both
parties began to draw long breaths, but
n"ither would give np to me onier.
They entered the church, and the
preacher pronounced the words that
made them husband and wife, and
there was no flinching from th.e vows ;
neither would take a " dare," and the
result was a marriage, without any
subsequent desire for a divorce. It
would be wonderful relief to many a
timid swain, if this daring business
were a thing of more common occur
rence. Fish. The 8h of the United States
are unsurpassed in flavor in the world.
Sportsmen who, with rod and lin, have
whipped European waters, say there is
nothing like them there from the Nor
way fords to the Gaadalquiver. Africa
ami Asia are loth poor in this resiect.
Even in China, where fish is an abun
dant article of food, and is found in
great varietv, the flesh is coarse. The
talmon cf the Scotch loch afford the
nearest approach to the succulence and
tender delicacy of onr mountain trout
and the flaky tenderness of unr salmon
tront. Then there are the whitefish,
the hiss, the shad, and an innumerable
mnltitcde of others. Wc have but one
rival, ami that a prolific but small one.
It is the French sardine when frerJi.
This delidiius fish in a few years will
cease its rivalry, however, if reports are
true from the coart of France. At pres
ent the sardine fisheries employ tweuty
thousand men, women and children on
land to prepare the fish for market
Each year shows an advance in the
price and a diminution in the catch,
nd in no great time oyer-fishing will
have produced in unal consequence
a failure of the fih.
THE RED CLOUD CHIEF
RATES OF ADVERTISING:
Oa tnoii. art lnrrti."u,
" tr!i tnnnth
QuArtrr celumn. throa tcaeU.
" a Mxah.
Ililf column. ttrrtB-'ntln ,,..
" twrlve month. . .
Oat column, thrt iimwi1j
" .it month.
MrrUsf ml Objerjirr Notice fre. I.l tx-
iU-i UV: tr ll&tv Tr-slrnt ml I-xl d
Drnb IMT1M0 tn dt-zj-r,. Trrty tt:l
T11K HIIOUTKJ4T WAV IIIMIK.
' T&f bnrtt wy Ity hlf mll
I ivtnr m trr of li by It
I. uj the JV1. .-roo th .til-.
lid through t! nx-kWiv. Shll wr try It t"
Ta Uj. wrrr cot wlttHat i ciurm
Whro, tilton oft ti.l touklnc atlljr,
Mrlin. am! 1 l.cI nu lu rau
TW lir T ion uJ a-U cr tUlj-.
W tiHtutl mnr thin, to h,
Th-t )it lu tb hlny wrtb-r,
Wc t.xiK thr nrff, the tuf trr -or.
Ti ! a !tucr ttsu tftjlhr.
WV ilp Umt (1'Ul tn.-!urB know
Our trlc of robfaUuUltnu)
About t(fthrr. I .nt'I
The crojw, the trr'. u.t tha UAtkui.
At all riroln, allhouftU the talk
Wa n-ithrr wt nor ttty,
WV .oilnl rach uccrih lk
With " Himu alnraJy Ht a t'"T '"
-jnlgnt hate kxt a lillie frouB.4
una cotniuif by th r.l Kilrvtisl,
kiacrwi ifiai r aaruvttifi
Tfc htxttvry 'urtT than xrrtNt.
Can 1 J" rxjrlnx-nt Bijort
Th fart!i that U r tr.lJ?
Por arj ath rm .t"J .hurt.
I ulra It W a J'.lh of rtwr 7
Up wMiiin ami thp BPirrr
Abl If r hU ujjn aud till- It,
It vrrrfji !!:. fr'm to-lajr
It ..-rill. ktUK a. Iructh fail main It.
Thr rwatl liifamp 1. ni'frr lirtrf.
Thr way t wraith ' ',uM Bl' drrary I
All rarthljr rotitr., in mj l-rlirf,
Arr rrj Umi; aiul irr) wrary.
Nay our that lrat. through far n.l trlf
N tirt, when luurtal. viw lv'i It ;
W r ta thr nrar cut out ut Hfr,
Althuui;h p taip thr htih'rt III It.
Wn T is pity ? Cheap charity.
Man respires, aspires, conspires, and
The wife's secret- - Her opinion of her
Htkam is an excellent servant, but it
sometimes blows up its master.
Corrov sheets and newspaper nhoctn
are alike in one respect, because a great
many be in them.
Why is a person who never lays a
wager as bad as a regular gambler?
Because he is no better.
"Svmiio, why am dp dogs do most
intelligent folks in de world?" "Be
cause dey nose eberythiug."
A roi in eompanv. wanting his ser
vant, called out, "Where's that block
head of mine?" "On your shoulders,
sir," said a lady."
Ik there is one time more than anoth
er when a woman should bo entirely
alone, it is when a line-full of clothe
come down in tho mini.
Wiiv is a barrel of soft-soap, on lioard
a steamboat, like a young man marry
ing a landlord's daughter? Becauno
it's a soft thing on board.
A missing man was lately advertised
for and described as having a llomnn
nose. He won't be found. Suchanoso
as that will never turn up. f
vou, like a good gin, wortiu mrum uer,
wouldn't vou !" " Yes ma'am," she re
plied, " if I couldn't catch her."
CosrMMtt'M - Said a boy: "That
chap yonder is my brother, and this
girl is his sister, yet she is no relation
of mine." Answer -The boy lied.
" Don't a Quaker ever tako off his
hat to anyone, mamma?" "No, my
dear." " If ho don't take off his hat to
a barber, how does ho have his hair
It's rather remarkablo that, while
several thousand feet are required to
make ono rood, a single foot, properly
applied, is often snffieient to mako ono
A lauv asked a pupil of a Sunday
school, "What was the sin of the Phari
see?" "Eating camels, ma'am," was
tho quick reply. She hud read that tho
Pharisees "strained at gnats and swal
Tnrsr him jriMinc rrn in ITiicaic.
Ami hr aalil. "Mjj 1 to jvar j-a P
Ami a.k fr jour liaml
.Mil your hour and lanil 7"
Thl tlrolil jrotinc man from 1'hWrfo.
Tbrrr wa. a timibk iflrl In fhlraeo,
Whi .ahl. " If Jim '"I lrt niT w J.
Vour rjn I will M-ral'h
AP'l jour hair I will ncalrli
Ami v.Htlr III real" orrj r!a no '-
A YOt'NO man was carving a goone at
a dinner table ono day, wljen by an
awkward move he knocked it into the
lap of a lady who was sitting opjwsite,
in all the glory of a green sutia dress.
Instead of showing his verdancy by
profuse aj.KlogieH and a confuted man
ner, he simply said : " 111 trouble you
for that goose, mus !" Can the annals
of society furnish an example of wlf
iKJBsessioii xnore sublime? '
How WeeiN Migrate.
It is stated that there are no less than
21 1 weeds which have been introduced
into the United States from foreign
countries. As a proof of tho rapidity
with which useless plantu are accident
ally brought over tho rcan, it is said that
m'lJ7 there were only 137 foreign
weeds known m this country. As fnr
back as 172 a' cunon little volume
called New England Parities," give
n but of twentv-two plant, which tho
author considered had sprung up sinco
the English hail kept cattto in New
England. The anthor mentions th
" plantain." which, he ayi, the Indiana
call the " Englishman's foot," m though
produced by the tread of the white set
tlers. The common "yellow-toad
flax," it is stated, wa originally intro
duced into the province of Pennsylva
nia as a gnrdn-rtower, by a Mr. Kan
stead, a Welchrnan, residing at Phila
delphia, from whom it has derived the
name of " Bansteail wetL"
In 1053 this weed had overran the
pastures in the inhabited part of Penn
sylvania, and was the caxvj of very bit
ter complaints from the agrieulturiata
of that day. Chicken-weed, oftecer
cjIIm! chick-weed, was introduced into
South Carolina as a loou lor canary
birds, and in ten ytr spread fifty
miles, and now ocenpiw tho outposU of
cry dilation. The Scotch thiitle is said
to liave leen branght to Aiari by a
clergyman, who earned with, hifia pad
stuffed with tnitte-doTra in which some
ed remained. Feathers. beiBff cheap
m the new country, were substituted for
t!ie down, which was soon eopited out,
and the ed ppnDgiog up Hied the
country with the thistles. Another ac
count aays some enmnxiastic Scotcasaaa
introdaced the thistle aa an emblem of
his country, which soon saads itself at
home and became a nuisance.
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