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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (April 25, 1878)
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Om. Geo. M. KoberU In on n lector-
UTMjr caught catfish on ft trot Itn
l City, which weighed 119 ixMinda,
1 eantraetorn of Lincoln awicrt that
1 wlH lw tmlll In that cHyttil wa
THE RED CLOUD CHIEF,
ssail fee rent
It t reported (tint Columbus Is lm-
fast, and that the trade of ihe mr
1 (a (nod.
1 B. e M. rallroncl company ore
; to Jeeae cultivated land for 'J5 and M
a' eempaay lias, been organized to
I operate narrow-f aufa railroad from
1 up the Leap Valley,
1 are fotir fomale convioU In the
ka nanttentlary. Two are frees Omaha,
1 Kearney, and one from Wayne Co.
'TlwerHaenBof Pawnee City nave con
I largely for Immigration purposes, bo.
iftffcH boniia of 11,(100 fur new ateem
1 cherry, apple, plum and poach
1 4a Molt county, are loaded with blwm.
'areenect for fnili la generally mod
''Tfca akeleton of that mammoth anl-
recently discovered a few Kile wrat of
tHaUoa, on the Union I'aHflol la Itelmjr
rJ anipmoni 10 1 am MuiPge, bv wnoee
u A LI A , P.I. , a .. - .
tt-jiieaaa we work la nrina; untie, The akeiaton
flf feet lm(. It la not itelrifaolloii, hut
Han. J. K. Webster, lata Attorney
fiimw no iicvii pnivniru iniii irBCM?a iu
'F,4flprMiio Court for contempt of court, or
eii ! t... ft.-.. -.. .1 m ..i ..
far the umi of language construed lijr the court
1 at contempt.
, Adjutant (lencral l.ooliy ha Mini irctiuMt
rajetera for the reortranliaUon of thn mllltla, In
aeoriianco with le law enacted by the I ait
neral Aeecmhly. The rollnwlii la the ilea,
tiitn of the brlaadra ami the tlittalU for thn
ialertlon, aa quoted from the gcnrral order 1
Pl. That Second. Third and Fifth Krtfnie nta
m laianir, ana naiicnra 11, 11, I, K ami M
m raniiiuw mo 1 iiiru iiriiiaiic, Piiuateu uy
empanle In the following turned counties t
V5t ' p",",, reaimem, i.ompsny a, i,e
awnniyt v, van mire 11: u, vt aaiungton ; K.
t, i in.
it-nlM jeM'0 1
& f5f r!.un TP'uWHBiinieeji'Uaiirt
3, D, WaaeHo; B, Davie; D andT, Jefferson; K,
Mewroe (!, Clarke; I, MontRoeMry; II,
,-V. Jetterlee B,Van Buren II, IH Motnee ;
M. Polkl I. Wam.ln. IT l..it.o.ti.i.
.VI. All the orirantieit mllltla In theflret
Brkade will meet at their rreprctWe armorlra,
at at auch place aa their commandera mar dee-
tte, nrt proceed to caal their votea fur one
IMIcrUeaeral. to command the Klntllrl-
anu oat major urnerai. to command the
Ml. 4 V
. The laL 4th. atk utd 7th l.rlmnt
lUjr, cjwpaolea A and B, Klrat Caralry,
Utteriea A. C, D, K. V. 0 and 1 will con.
t the Becond Brigade, tltuatcd In the
'III. Flrit Rifftinnt. (?niMtilaa Ann
rd KBantoarountv; B, jr. If and C, Lion;
tad If. Marahall : K and I. Black Hawk.
.5 .'ottrth BVJP"nt, CompanlM A, Band
i JSfl P.butt, fk f.wi Mi Vt5 and
T. Allamakee; U, Wlnneahtek. II and I. Bu-
,' X. Bjith RcRlment. Companlea A. and K,
S!5!.wi ' dj Hsr"n r w.ort" 1 1j Hwawi
fcv- H. rrankllat I. WltinKtiumi.. rin-r..
if E1'. B7MAn l8lment, Companlea A, H
I? , ami 1, woooDun- n ana 11. inrmAutnt C
m!-' XII. OomDanv A. Infanlrv. lt!llntnnMuii.t.
(anatUched). and Companlra A, Klrat Catalry
Datmnue, and B, Flrat Caralry, Jackaon.
XIII. Bettm A, rirat. tight Artillery,
gMekaaw;C,aintns D, Howard; B, WelA
Mrt F, Marahall ; (1, Llnni U Claton?
'JIV. All the organhnHt mllltla In the Bee
d Brigade will meet at their reaprctlTe ar
ftoriea, or at auch place aa their commandera
May dealnate, and proceed to caat thrtr votea
5 a"MBf'adler lieneral to command the
SE!SJKEte.,5Si one MlOT 0enw' to
W ,xviVTb? " 5wre named will UVe
1 B&aa.amBi iiunav umi ibi uvu aw 11
Ia of 0 a.m. and or.ii.
XVIIk All UlM al1dkilLM Mteik-ttei M tA M..J.
Ip the Adjaunt Oeneral'a office within ten
mmfm hivt MHU TltTUOn.
propoaal that Illinois should
llailV .ttlAlll-il.il nn ll h..i
Jorth of Judy, hor prlrato dohvoranoo
iruiu oriuaii uiraiiuoni. nt iirnt annnila
like ft Weatora toko.
Hut tho pronoeal
la aerloua, nd rtwtn on a Inula tI his
tory. Kaakaakia, tho oldoat aottlcmont
In what la now IIU110U, wnt, at tho out
break of the ltavnluM.... ....... ...i,..i ,.u ...
outpoet by a lirltlah RMrriMtn.whloh was
wiuiurnwa m uoirou on tho American
iBTHaion vanaua in 1776. A small
defensive forco. howuvor, was still loft
Uere, under tho command of Hooho-
blann. a VrnnnKman in n... 1.1. ..
NJftftuary.mB, Oolon'ol Oeorgo Kogora
y'm,m. v.. inian, mi mo ruoommonua
Uo of Jefferaon, Mason, aud Wythe,
puahed out Into tho extreme West with
louroompaiiieaof Virginia troops, and
oa the 4th of July rvaohod and captured
Kaakaskia, Thencoho moved to Via
oennea, and there pruparod for aaother
campaign, but waa driven out by an
advaaoe of the British from Detrlot uu
gar Lieutenant Governor Hamilton.
The latter announced his purpose of re-'
covering tka Illinois region, but Colonel
. Clark anln marohed against him from'
Kaakaaklft, and recovered Yinconnea in
tke following February. Governor
Jefferson sent re-enforcementa from
Vlnrinla aml Knrth I'tmilna .l mi.
- --o : 1 , . -w..w....wt u. a,,,
ww romiuneu in Amuricau poMoasion.
" y Sun.
i'Mlrn. Kllcktwtli mflllni. nt vA. v-
,-; aialma 119,000 acres of land In Ken
r taokv, Virginia, and Ohio, or IU cqulv-
awBi-f.w,ijw1wu, one has put nor
m iho annua 01 a prosecutor,
m auita are to be Instituted nt onco
gaiaet the Baltimore A Ohio railroad,
afid OtBOr mnuinltAKl anil ln.ll..l.l..u1.
lJIra, Miller claims to bo tho heir of
i'e?-" g acontraotor who furnlshotl
ylM iutTy with hard-tack lu 1812, and
Who invested hla surplus funds In wild
Yjdof the West.
Tk Nf4ef the raailly.
If ever sympathy of a ciowd of gurats
at a hotrd was excited in hr-linlf of a
poor opproiMcd man. It wkb a nlsht or
two ago nt tho Unmet llotiae. A gnn
llomnn anil lady iroin Adrian entered
tho office. The man was untnll, alljrht,
smooth. lonucil, and hnrmlc, Thn
woman was iaree, stern, nnd nulck-
snoken. while her olcti fell tiiiou the
ear like the rniplnjr tinted of it lumr.io
litirkanw. hid man opent'd 11 in nioutn
'Wo woud ll-M whim hi stiousn
pushed lilin one lile Hhnrply nnd snld
to thn clerk!
" Have you auynNMiinslrf If so, gho
us tho beat you hate."
Tho clitrk Immersed the pen In Ink,
and handed it to her husband, and snid.
"Will )ou ploaao register P" The hus
band seemed grateful to ho allowed to
exercise hi 4 right as a fno-lxirn Amer
ican oitlren, and stepping gladly for
ward wrote tho word Mr., ami lind n
tared upon the somewhat laltorlous con
tract of forming tho letter ".?" ns tho
forerunner of the cognomen " James,"
when the wifo again stepped forward,
took the pen which her little husband
was wtestling with out of his hand, re
marking as she did so, " Hero I'll do
that!" and, adding an "s" to hor litis
band's "Mr." wrote in a bold hlt-or-
miss hand, "Mrs. Malvlna II. ,'
and undornenth it in siniill caps tho
wonts, "and husband." Thn clerk then
assigned them their quarters, and, as
tho oell boy led thn way up stairs, tho
better half Jerked thn family carpet suck
off tho counter and snapped out at her
husband In a tonn that nutde him jump
ao ns to dislocate his collar button.
"Come along herel" lie followed
meekly in the rear, nnd as tho boll buy
came down stairs ho could hoar her giv
ing out orders In reference to unpack
ing tho bnggngo In a tone of voice that
made tho nonrso notes of a holttrotiH
ship captain seem iu comparison like
the gentle cooing of a dovn. The next
morning tho patient little mini followed
his wlfo down to breaftiMt, ittc tho iihiiv!
which shu ordered for him, and after
ward, u hen she came lo depart, ho stood
In the doorway and held the vnllso while
his wife went up and paid the bill. 7b
From tho Arabian Nights Kulcrtain
meuts, Hoblnsou Crusoe and (Jtillhor,
to the trash now current under the name
of dime novels, nnd which ivImo intern
through flashy weeklies into the family
mruiu, in n iihuuuiu which nonn would
willingly take at 11 leap. It Is a descent
that none would be able to take nt a
leap even if willing. The old story
books llrst named are, of course, an ap
peal to the imagination, but they nre lu
themselves so grotesque, anil no noto
riously devoid of the probable that even
tho youthful reader is always aware that
he is being chaffed for his amusement.
A gentleman having put the Arabian
Nights into the hand of a boy of ten
who had an Insatiable thirst for hooks,
asked the youthful student what he
thought of the stories. " Oh," said tho
boy, "they nre wonderful Wonderful;
bttt,then,l don't believe a word of them."
Tho charm of tho old oxtrnvnganxaa lies
in their amusing without unduly exci
ting and perverting tho Imaginative
faculty. Tho danger that lurks In tho
modern ditpo novel is that it uses bad
boys aud bad men for its heroes, nnd
by keeping always within tho curricu
lum of crime as it may be derived from
police annals, gives a strong realistic
coloring to the events recorded. 'u7
vdelphia North Amrricwi.
The Unfortunate Net the Meat Unhappy.
It was long ago found out that those
people who, according to their own
stories are tho most unfortunate, are,
by no means, tho most unhappy. All
of us know what It is to enjoy tho
luxury of a grlevauco, but there am
some of whom it la justly- said, that
they aro unhappy unless they nro mis
cranio. I have a friend who seems to
mo one of the most contented of mor
tals. Ho is a painter by profession; ho
does not paint well, but his pictures
Hud a ready market, and ho Is pleased
with them himself. Hu likes his pic
tures, but he likes better his misfor
tunes. There Is notlilutr that delights
him so much ns to tell about some
calamity that has just struck him.
Kvory tlmo wo meet ho brings out a
precious morsel of this kind for my
entertainment. Ho was just tlulshlng
his most profitable order when some
Iwdy knocked over tho easel and
plumped a holo through tho " Sleeping
Boauty's" left cheek; or, tho savings
bank went up with all his earnings for
iiiu jiiiiv oimor: or, a "nan inlet '
.walked off with tilt new ulster; or, the
Acaiiemy nung ins nest picture over
tho south door in tho corridor. When
I lirst knew him, I used to mako light
of these unpleasant experiences; I tried
to "chirk. hint up a bit," as they aay in
New England. But I soon found that
luiiuun was not wnai no wanted.
I know a man whoso first play was
accidentally damned. If that play had
succeeded, lie would havo had a career!
Over how many Uvea has there been
thrown it pleasing melancholy, by tho
Inability to obtain a publisher. A
young friend of mlno Is trying to got a
volume of amiable amateur essays pub
lished; I am euro that it will Ira a sad
day for him If his desire is gratified.
Year ago, a young American musician
w? frWUHg to obtain a musical edu
cation. HU friends thought, and he
waa sure, that If he could only enjoy
tna advantagea of foreign study, ho
wiuld turn out ft tremendous fellow.
Enough money was got together finally
to enable him to obtaln.Ute education
ho needed. He came back from Gor
many, and began to play at concerts,
and to publish "pieces." But U proved
that tho musical personality which had,
at last, been givon a means of expres
sion was not a beautiful one. There
was something hideous in tlm man's
fonuwsltlous. The ugliness that ox
isted in his early attempts at expression
had been supposod to bo tho result
ruoroly of his lack of training. But it
was finally evident that this unpleas
antness was Inherent. Tho better ho
learned to express himself tho worso ho
was off. Ilia life, from being merely
pathetic, turned Into something tragic.
-"TAe Old Cabinet t" Scribncr for
Tho spring cattle drive in Texas will
Jtarf'a Little laaih.
This Is thn last week of the spinning
lx'0 at tho Old Houth meeting house,
and tho children will ho Intercntcd In
the following story, which Is substan
tially correct, except that tho lamb
fed iion a more singular beverage
than milk, namely, catnip tea. Mary
has at some Inconvenience promised
to raran eBch day this week. If poilbe,
so as not to disappoint the children.
Friday will be her seventy-second
Who would hao Iwllevcd that tho
little pel lamb which followed Mary
ctnrj where would now Imj helping to
santheOld Houth church P All chil
dren know tho old songi
"Mary had a little Tamh,
lu fltven waa while mow,
And ererywhirre that Mary wmt,
TJis lamh waa sure to go."
And many of them know that there ii
In Boston an old church, on Washing
ton street, at the corner of Milk. Tho
land upon which It stands is worth a
great sum of money, nnd, as the prop
erty was offered for sale, there was
much danger that thn hotiso wojild be
torn down to make room for a block of
stores. Tho .old church has Imm-u bo
famous in tho hjstory pf Massachusetts
that tjivrc was a strong feeling against
tearing It down, and lo stive Tt a num
ber of women of wealth bought It,
pledging over ftOO.000. For mouths
they have been hard at work In a great
many ways to pay for It. For several
weeks past "Aunt Tnbltha" has held a
spinning beo In tho church. Three or
four old ladles, who were famous spin
ners In their young days, when it was
tho custom lo wear homespun gar
ments, have htid their hatcltels and
reels nnd wheels, aud have spun for
thn people. A grent many hnto
watched them at their work each after
noon. To add to tho attractions of tho
exhibition, tho old ladles have been
dressed iu the styles which were com
mon when they were young, nnd have
worked In nn olibtlmo kitchen, with It
open fireplace ant! glowing logs,
Among tho visitors ono day was the
real Marv, who, when a llttlo girl, hud
tho pet lamb for her own. Sho was
very willing to toll the story; mmpoio
we listen with the rest. Little Mary's
name was Mary Hawjcr, and she litcd
In .Sterling, Massachusetts. She Is now
Mrs. T)ler, of Somen Hie, a vigorous
lady over seventy enrs old. One
morning she went out to the bin n and
found two little lambs which had been
born in tho night; one was no weak and
small that hor father said it vtnsof no
use to try to save It. Ho gao it to her
care, promising that If it lived it should
be hor Iamb. Mary took It Into tho
house, wrapped It up, laid It in a warm
place, and fed it carefully with milk.
All day she watched it, and all night
too. In the morning how glad she iia
lo hcarher father say that the lamb
It was no wonder that the pet lamb
lowid its small mistress, and wanted to
go everywhere with her. The day that
It went to school, and was turned out,
it happened that a joting man was
there who saw t.to whole, nnd who
wrolo out the whole story tho children
know so well. The lamb II veil and
thrived nnd had lambs of its own, it
ran in the Ileitis with tho cattle, till ono
day hi cow, with sharp horns, w hlo
playing, tossed It in tho air, and It felt
bleeding at the feet of Marv w ho hap
pened to be iu the Held. 'With deep
grief she watched Its llfo go out. From
the lamb's wool a quantity of ynrn hail
been spun, anil Mrs. Tyler brought
somo of It to Aunt Tabltha's lice, and
soltl It at twenty-five cents for each
piece, so that up to last week Mary's
little lamb had earned $00 toward pay
ing for tlio Old South church in Boston.
This Is the trim story of Marv's little
lamb. iloiton Advertiser.
Huxley an a Handicraftsman.
"Technical education," In the sense
In which the term is ordinarily used,
aud in which 'I nm now employing It,
means that sort of education ,w hlcii Is
specially adapted to tho needs of men
whoso business it Is In life to pursue
some kind of handicraft; it is, in fact, n
lino Greco-Latin equivalent for what in
good vernacular Kngllah would be
called "tho teaching of handicrafts."
And probably, at this stago of our
progress, it may occur to manv of you
to think of the story of tho cobbler and
his last, and to say to ourselves,
though you will bo too pollto to put
tho question openly to mo, "What does
the speaker know practically about this
matterP What Is his handicraft?" I
think tho question la a very proper ono,
nnd, unless I were prepared to answer
it, 1 hope satisfactorily, I should have
chosen somo other theme.
The fact Is, I am, and hao been any
tlmo those thirty years, a man whb
works with his hands a handicrafts
man. I do not say this in the broadly
metaphorical sense in which fine gen
tlemen, with all the delicacy of Agag
about them, trip to tho hustings altout
election tlmo. and protest that thoy,
too, aro working-men. 1 really moan
my words to bo taken In thoir direct,
literal, and straightforward sense. In
fact, if tho most nimble-tingcrod watch
ranker among you will come to my
workshop, ho may sot mo to put a
watch together, and I will set him to
dissect, say, a black-beetle's nerves. I
do not wish to vaunt, but I nm Inclined
to think that I shall manage my job to
his satisfaction sooner than he will do
hla piece of work to mlno. Popular
It may be a consolation to "stuck-up
people," whoso greatest boast Is that
thoy never engaged in any useful em
ployment, to bo told of tho following
Washington was a surveyor and far
mer. Franklin was a printer.
l'aiuo was a stay-maker.
Green was a blacksmith.
Warren was a pliyslolan.
Stamper was a shepherd.
Roger Sherman was a shoemaker.
Mar'on, Putnam, Allen and Stark
Hancock was a shipping merchant.
Trumbull was an artist.
Arnold (who though a traitor, was a
bravo man nnd n good general) was a
druggist and book seller.
Tho Khe'dlvoTmHrsotTis in Eng
land, studying for admission to tho
Woolwich Military Academy.
The Madman f Urn Weed .
In thn fall of 1M , Jtint before our
winter logging cnmpnlgn vague rumors
were ntlimt about a ralng maniac, es
caped from some alum, who, It was
snid, had takeinto the wood, and was
committing drepredatlons upon tin- far
mers. Ho was described as a very largo nnd
powerful man, armed with a huge blud
geon, said to bo larger than a three
ynrn sapling, with which he had killed
scleral oxen, aud desperately wounded
one man who had had tho hardihood to
alt nek him.
The day before wo started for tho
lojfglng'Cnmp no wern all startled by
tho Intelligence that a man answering
tho description of this supposed tnjth
had Iteen seen only ten miles ilistatit,
and the morning of our start, a messen
ger from our next neighltor, threw miles
away, summoned us to aid liini in tho
capture of this crcnturo, who, just at
dusk, the evening before, had, In full
sight of one of his men, stolen a sheep
and rushed Ip tho forest with It, utter
ing wild yells.
A fierce mastiff had been set on him,
which he Instantly killed by a blow
from his heavy club, and entered thick
underbrush, Into which no one tlared
follow him. Hero he uttered such
terrible shrieks as startled the braest
among the men who had started U pur
suit. Although it caused a great disar
rangement of our plans, wo responded
to tlio call, ami twehc men, I among
them, started tho next morning on
anowshoes (for tho snow was two or
three feet deep) to the aid of our atllictcd
Arrived there, wo found everything
lu confusion, for the mailman had en
tered tho stable during the nbsencc of
tho men at breakfast, and ridden off a
horse al full speed up the road, which
had afterward returned, covered with
foam, and so thoroughly scared that
every slight nolso caused him to cower
Wo all adjourned to tho stable to look,
at the horse, and thou stinted in the
direction the "destroyer of our peace"
hud taken. Wo ench'woro snow-shoes,
and carried a gun, though we were
stiictly forbidden to use them unless it
became absolutely necessary for our
own safety. A .supply of ropo was also
taken, to bo used incase of his cap
ture. We had proceeded up tho road for
half a mile or more, when we came to
an Indentation in the soft snow by the
side of the road, where the maniac
had evidently been thrown from tlio
A rail fence near had been dragged
down and evidently bulled nt tho re
treating liguro of tlio animal.
From this plnee we could easily fol
low the trail of the man, who had'sunk
deep in tho snow at every step, and en
tered tho woods but a short distance
from the road.
Hither we eagerly followed, and very
shortly were painfully made aware o'f
tho presence of the object of our search,
who had secreted himself behind a
largo pine stump. When tho first man
passed him, ho sprang upon him and
oore him Into the snow. We all togeth
er drngged him off, but tried in vain
to hold him down. He threw us all
off', and, knocking two or three men
down, disappeared into the thick forest.
Tho man whom ho had so savagely
attacked was not seriously hurt, but wo
all agreed that it would "bo useless to
follow the wild man, as we could not
effect his capture without somo of us
being severely Injured.
Wo accordingly returned home and
carried out tho programme of the day,
and by three o'clock hail arrived at tho
Hero oven thing went well for awhile,
and we wore just getting well under
way with our logging, when tho wild
mnn again made his presence known in
an unexpected, and, as It proved, fatal
way. Wo had thought it barely possi
ble that he might visit nurcamp, but as
two or three weeks had passed, and we
wore eight or nine miles from where ho
had last been seen, wo had entirely given
up the Idea.
Our method of logging was to cut a
road from our timber to tho nearest
creek, and haul the logs on to tho ice,
there to wait for tho spring freshet.
Tho snow on the sides of these roads
often became six or eight feet high, and
it was then impossible to turn out on
either side, hencovve had "switches" at
regular intervnls, where each empty
team waited till the loaded sled passed.
It was about four o'clock, and already
becoming dusk, on Thursday of our
third week, that I was taking my last
load down to tho Ice. A short distance
behind came Jim Hayden with another
load. I was but a few rods from the
"switch" when I hoard a terriblo
scream of boisterous laughter.
Tho thought that it was the madman
instantly forced Itself upon me, and
upon looking around, I saw tho six
yoke of oxen tearing madly down the
read towards me. (ft was down grade.)
Thoy were heavily-loaded, and atop the
logs stood tho madman, plvlng tho
whip and uttering such fearful veils as
fairly made my blood run cold.
I immediately perceived that if I did
not get my load into tho switch before
he passed, a terrible catastrophe would
bo tho result, and I therefore hurried
the oxen as much a-s possible; but des
pite my efforts, I had only succeeded in
getting partly In when tho twelve oxen
struck the end of the logs with a heavy
crash, killing tho off oxen of tho two
middle teams instantly, and throwing
my oxen down.
The madman was thrown from tho
sled, and struck my load on his back,
whore he lay groaning heavily. The
oxen kept on iu their mad career, car?
ryi ng their dead comrades with them
and ran on to tho ice, whore tho impetus
of tho heavy load, forced them ovef
some of tho logs, when tho "nigh for
Vd" ox broko a leg. Tho remaining
cattle tore away from tho sled, and
dragged their dead nnd wounded com?
panions luto tho woods, where wo after
wards found them.
When my oxen were thrown, I slipped
tho bolt from tho "ovenor," so that In
case they should stampede the sled
would bo safe. Thoy ran a few yards
and stopped, just as our whole party
camo up, out of breath, carr.v ing thoir
weapons aud inquiring for tlio mailman.
I pointed to tho top of tho load, and
one of tho raeu climbed up and found
him dead. His bivk had been broken.
I inquired for Jim, and was informed
that the 'mailman hail crept iqion him
as he was walking bv the side of his
team, and had killed film with a he.ivy
In'etlc, and thrown hla !xly against a
The parents of voutig Hnvdeii were
wild with grief, "and hlattfed 11 nil
severely. He was their oldest )ti and
We advertised the death of the maniac
in the nearest city papers, and a week
or ten da,) s afterward heaid from his
He had been a wealthy phvslclau in
the Stale of New York, with a large
practice, but had lost his reason through
giving a patient poWon bv mistake.
On hearing of .Inn's death, the
brother of the maniac made the Hav
dens a present of live thousand dollars.
Ho also paid for all the dnmnge his
brother had done elsewhere.
After ever) thing had Ih'cii settled wo
went back to our logging, and although
we were very successful, that winter
was the dark one of my life.
Jay lalhTllease of Ulddlngs.
Mr. ('hidings has just discovered how
near heaven can get to earth sometimes,
and It now looks to him very much as
though a largo slice of the kingdom of
bliss had cut loose from its moorings
and anchored in his own home.
Mr. Giddiugs is a father the father
of a boy, and it is his first offense.
There ain't a word in the dictionary
big enough to tell how happy Mr. i hi
dings Is - not even if put in capitals as
ioti2 m a cane.
The morning after tho llttlo stranger
took up Its resilience under Ills roof Mr.
(ildilings was a changed man. The sky
had a brighter glow, tho tiro burned
better, and it took very llttlo food to
satisfy hunger. His, heart was so full
of ioy that tils wits were crowded out,
unil it was Hoveral hours before he could
bring himself to believe that it was not
all a tnnlnlirliig vision, tint bright for
eartli. Ho -Thomas Harrison ('Hidings
a mere boy in tho world's battle,
McsmmI with tlio ownership of the llttlo
cherry-colored cherub who was at that
moment experimenting with its lungs
iu (he next apartment ! No, It couldn't
bo. Ho was asleep, and would soon
wake up and find it all n dream. Ho
seemed determined, though, to get tho
full benefit of the vision w bile It lasted,
and every live or ten minutes would go
into tho chamber of honor, and insist
that tho nurse should lot him look again
uiton tho faeu of the babe, and then after
chirruping to tho voungster for a mo
ment or two witho'tit receiving any more
notice in return than If lie had been the
l'ast important person in the world, he
would go out into the fresh nir, .mil
walk around more daed than before.
But presently he was back in the room
again feasting his eyes anil building
castles in the air. Looking up sudden
ly after watching tho child several min
utes trving to swallow its chubby lists,
ho saldto the companion of his cctasy:
"Linda, ain't it a pretty oneP"
"Yes, dear, and the very imago of
von. too, I think," said Mrs. G.
"It seems to mo as though it looks a
good deal like Undo Nate," suggested
Mr. (., referring to the only wealthy
iclativu he could lay kin to.
"l'erhaps It does across tho forehead,
but its eves and nose are v ours exactly;
anil anyone could see that its mouth
nnd ears aro shaped like -.ours."
Mr. (iiddings felt tliat'hls mind was
in too much of a bewildering whirl to
attend to his business duties that day,
and so after breakfast he went down to
tho store to get excused. No wonder
tho people looked at him in the most
Interested perplexity that morning as
ho strodo along, lifting his feet as high
as a flour barrel at every step. Mr.
(Jiddings felt his importanco and made
it manliest to nil who saw him.
On tho way down town ho stopped
into a barber-shop to got shaved, and
ordereil the barber, in a voice that
well-nigh smnto him to tho earth, to sot
his whiskers Victor Emanuel styio. Up
to this time Mr. G.'s first mustache had
been too timid to withstand the buffet
ing jeers of a cold aud unsympathetic
world more than four or live weeks nt a
The bootblack was also aroused from
during in tho corner and ordered to
give him such a shlnu as eye had never
seen before. This was a new piece of
extrnvaganco to Mr. (iiddings, for his
salary was not fat,' and his own muscle
had hitherto inspired whntover bril
liancy his boots had known.
Mr. (iiddings went to the store and
shook hands with. tho other clerks till
his arm ached, and for tho first time ho
found himself able to stand in the pros
enco of the great proprietor without
feeling like a poor itoy in his lirst new
coat. He seemed walking on air, and
smiled until his mouth got sore and Ids
cars felt crooked. But several of the
clerks who had been married so long
that their hearts had petrified, collected
in ono corner of the store and put on
long faces, and cast omnious looks of
mock sympathy upon tho joyous parent,
and when ne camo over to lie congratu
lated by them, they nil looked as sad as
a cold dinner: and sighed like the echo
of n blighted life, while ono of them re
marked in a voice as cold and cheerless
aa tho edict of fate
"You needn't smile in this crowd,
And then they all sighed and shook
their heads, and 'said It waa too b.id
that trouble should overhaul him so
early in life. This threw something of
a damper upon Mr. G.'s buoyant
spirit ; but ho got free of tho depress
ing company as soon as possible, nnd
hurried back home to see if the child
had grown any. On tho way he stopped
to buy high chair and some other
things ho thought would'be needed, not
forgetting a rattle-box and gum-ring,
and partially closing the bargain for ft
baby carriage on weekly payments.
When his purchases were shown to
Mrs. Gcasely, tho nurse, she looked at
htm in pity and said :
"Well, what fools men is, anyhow.'"
Dream on, Mr. (iiddings. nnd bask
in tho bright sunshine of hope while
you can. May the day never como
when your castles of golden promise
will crumble and tumble! Ureal fust
Lcroy Bathburn, aged 19, accidental
ly aud fatally hot uluiteU In Hancock county,
losa, March 31t.
Predactiea aad CMpaeltiM af plam. f
Opium is the juice of the poppy, aad,
as there are many varieties of the poppy
so too aro there many hinds of opium;
the mode of collecting the juice Is, how-
ever. alwa)s the same. In KgyptSyrla,
and India, the three countries which
produce opium, a number of semicir
cular incilons are made In the capsule
of the poppy, and tho juUe which
exudes Is carefully gathered. This
juice, 011 being dried in the sun, bo
comes of a dark color, thickens, and
forms a brown, firm paste; this is
opium. Laudanum is a solution of
opium In alcohol and water. BoB- d)
ojdum and laudanum aro to be regarded
as a mixture of several similar but not
identical Mihstancc . Since the time of
Uvroouc (1801) and Bobiquet (1817).
whotirat isolated uarcotino and mor
phine, chemists have very carefully in
vestigated tho different chemical com
pounds occurring in opium. ThtutMf'y
have discovered codeine, narceineNn?
halno, papaverine.and other substance,
all of them bases, I. e., bodies that
unite with acids lo form crvstalllrablo
These bases do not all affect in tho
same way the organic functions. Thusl
narcotine possesses very llttlo or nfl
soporific power; two grammes of it can
bo injected without perceptible effect,
while a centigramme of morphine is
quite, sutllclent to produce therapeutic
and physiological results. Thebalno
does not cause sleep, and In animals
produces convulsions like those caused
by strvehnlno, while morphine in the A
same dose produces deep comatose T
sleep. Another curious thing about
these opium alkaloids is, that they do
not act alike on man aud animals, as
has been demonstrated by Claude
Bernard. Man is sjicclally sensitive to
the action of morphine, while thebalno
is almost without effect upon his nervous
s)stem; nnlmals, on tho other hand,
feel the effect of morphine only when
His given in largo doscs.w Idle .thobaiaef
is for them a violent poison. So, loo. a
with belladonna, and atropine, Its ac
tive principle, they are a deadly poison
for man, but almost without effect on
rabbits; the doso of itroplno that would
suffice to kill ten men would hardly bo
enough to kill one rabbit. Tho differ
ence is nut so great with respect to
morphine, vet morphine specially af
fects man; hence iu this article wo wllf
consider only this ono opium alkaloid.
CiiAtti.M ItitniKT, m l)jmlar Science
Monthly j'or March.
Human Jawbones as Trophies.
The head of an enemy is of incon
venient bulk; and when the journey f
homo Is long there nrises a question
cannot proof that an enemy has been
killed be given by carrying back a part
only? Iu some places the savage in
fers that It can, and acts on tho infer
ence. This modification and its meaning
aro well si.own In Ashantec, whore
"tho general in command sends to tho
capital the jawlMiues of the slain ene
mies," and as Hamsever further tolls
us, "n dav of rejoicing occurred on
July :i, when nineteen loads of jaws
arrived from the seat of war as trophies
of victory." When first found, tho
Tnhltlans, too, carried away the jaw
bones of their enemie; nnd Cook saw
fifteen of them fastened up at the end
of a house. Similarly of Vate, where
"the greater the chief, tho greater tho
display of bones," wo read that, If a
slain enemy was "one who spoke ill of
tho chief, his jaws are hung up in tho
ciders house as a trophy:" a tacit
threat to others who vlllilied him. A
recent account of another Papuan race
inhabiting Boigii, on the coast of New
Guinea, further illustrates tho practice
and also its social effect. Mr. Stone
writes: "By nature these peoplo are
bloody and warlike among themselves,
frequently making raids to the 'Big
Land,' and returning in triumph with
the heads and jawbones of their slaugh
tered victims, thu latter becoming tho
property of tho murderer, and tho
former of him who decapitate tlio
body. Tho jawbone Is consequently
held as tho most valued trophy, anil
tho more a man possesses tho greater
ho becomes in the eves of his fellow
men." It may bo added that, by the
f upis of South America, trophic of an
allied kind were worn. In honoring a d
victorious warrior, "among some "
tribes thoy rubbed his pulse with ono
of tho dead, and hung tlio mouth upon
Ids arm like a bracelet." Itymlar
Railroad Expenses that
Might be Cat
A brnkeman talks good sense when
ho says that railroad managers can cut
down some of thoir expensive ways
with good benefit to their stockholders,
as well as by cutting down tho wages
of tho men. Ho instances ono extrav
ganco special trains and special cars
for themselves and families to rido in.
v agnor and Pullman cars are not good
enough for some of these magnates
they must havo their sumptuous and
luxurious palaces on wheels, nnd must
bo run by special engines, aud ovcryf
thing and ever body must get out of tho
way for them. Ho says:
Mr. thinks no more of ordering
locomotlvo 1,001 hooked to ear 2,lo3
than he does of ordering his coachman
to harness his bny mare to hla road
wagon for a drive. Last winter ho
used to roll from Philadelphia to Now
York In this grand stylo to attend tho
ppera, whenover tho performance prom
ised to be sufficiently attractive for his
elegant taste, and then ho wduld steam
?ftor l.1 w" ovcr u cot ut
itjo to mako tho run. and five or aix
specials a month knock the bottom out
of another f 1 ,000. Now 2,000 a month
for private cars and specials is rather
precipitous. It is ten per cent, of $20,
000, or the pay of four hundred men at
30.per month. And this amounts to
saying that tho ton per cent, saved bv
reducing tho wages of four hundred
men on this division, never get so far
na tho stockholders, but is charged up
In a couplo of Items to tho " vanity and
caso account." Troy Times.
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