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C am of royal kin. AH lovely thing
That wear bright charms to Kioriry e
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All birds, sweet voice floating on fleet wings,
All flowers, ail streams, are bound to roe by
Xbo bund of one great Maker formed us all.
We have oae Clod whom wc our Father call.
Tho thought steals on me when I walk alone.
When timid forest hares, as white as mint.
Dart by me. and my path is overgrown
With f rieadly ferns, by shadows wooed and
And, overhead, trees fringed with sunset gold
jjiiur breezy songs with leafy tongue untold.
I hesr the brook that babbles all It thinks;
I see the thrush tilt by on russet wings;
I hear the liquid notes or bobolinks;
I hear the liar cricket where he sings
And as I look, I feeltho truth anew.
That He who made these was my Maker, too.
The drowsy wild-bee, lulled to honeyed sleep.
Where fairy breezes rock the cradling
The cataract that thunders from tho steep.
The wind-kissed hills, thut in their glory
The clouds, that, in their rosy babyhood.
Like angels float through dawn's hushed soli
tude These are my kin. My frame was modeled not
Of kiuglier things than that which hcrvcd
T1 true, I have a mind, a soul, a thought;
Hut who shall say but that yon blossom
Within its leaven a deathless soul unknown,
jfhat worships God immortal as man's own!
The daisy white that modostquaker-Moom
Whose shining bowm gems tho quiet held
ho is my little comfort. Ju tny gloom
ilor tender smiles nave ort my sorrow
J love her with my fouI, and every spring
I Mens her for her gentle ulo&omlng.
The meadow blossoms arc my kindred, too
The bee-wooed violet, tho blue innrguerltc.
The thoughtful psnsics, wet with Klitcuing
The blushing wild-ro.se, ruby-eyed and
And every tender flower that brings Its calm
To odd to nature' a breast another charm.
They know I am their kinsman poor, for when
My weary spirit leads me to the wood.
They Kinlle upon me, ah. ho kind! und then.
With loving breath, profedstheirsislerhood:
And when my soul is weighed down with its
Then bid me trust our Father as they trust.
Jlut hush! Tot hear yon plaintive blue
"Full Jll.e an angel's whisper on the air?
Dear bird, his peace is not so far remote
From this poor aong I sing away from care
He in u brother of a nope of initio.
And for us both God tuadc His morning shiuo.
His wings. like flakes of sky, so soft, so blue,
IIIh breath pulsating witli its tender voice,
lll-t eyes, as bright as colored dow.
They make me for his little lire rejoice.
Jt 1111b me with a peace to know that ho
IVnii mudc by that same Father who made inc.
All praise to God's kind greatness! All that
Thrives from tho constant breathing of His
Each Joy that unto day its bcautv gives.
Source or Its being duds with Him above!
And He Who made man's soul, with that suras
Formed ouch green blade that springs to cheer
Yea, all ye lives or earth, He made us. Wo
Aro men. and blids, and streams, und trees,
'To Iks on earth His children, nnd to lie
His children still where Heavcu's bright
Fori ticlieve not e'en a flower dies
Hut odds its risen angel to tho nkkn!
tJnicst If. Shurtleff. in Youth' Cnnianion.
A 3IYSTERI0US VALISE.
Story Told by an
"'Sentry, will you kindly keep your
cyo on my bag for a few minutes? I
am going to have a plunge in the Ser
pentine,' said a well-dressed, middle
aged gentleman to me, one warm sum
mer morning a few years ago, as I was
on duty at the park gate of Knights
.bridge Cavalry Barracks.
-All right, sir," I replied. "If I am
relieved before your return, I shall hand
it over to the next sentry."
'01i, 1 shan't be more than half an
hour at the latest, as I must be in the
city by nine. 1 prefer leaving my va
line with you; there are so many vaga
bonds always swarming about Hyde
Park, that it is quite possible that one
of tliem might take a fancy to it while
I am bathing. It docsn' t contain verv
Taluable property only a suit of clothes
and a few documents 'of no use to any
onu mu uic owner, as mo saying is.
All the same, however, I have no deirc
to lose it.'' So saying; the gentleman
' turned away, and walked briskly across
the park in the direction of the Serpen
tine. Tho request to look after his property
did not in the least surprise
Fine, as numerous robberies from the
clothing of persons bathing had for
some time before been reported to the
police. I liftod the bag upon which
the letters W. N. were painted, and
which was in the battered condition in
dicative of having been much tumbled
about and placed it behind the low
wall that lay between the barracks and
Tho barracks clock struck eight.
Fully half an hour had elapsed since the
owner of the bag departed, and as yet
there was no sign of him; the "quarter
yast" was chimed from the neighbor
ing clocks, and still he did not turn up;
aaeaM as in
anu, as me nnnmtes passed, l thought
to myself that it was time he was look
ing sharp if he really wished to be in
the city by nine.
About half-past eight I perceived a
great -commotion in tho park. Men
were rushing from all quarters in the
direction of the Serpentine; and soon
afterwards I ascertained from a passer
by that the excitement was caused bv
one of the numerous bathers having
'been drowned. An uneasy suspicion
was at once excited within me that the
person who had come to such a sad end
. was the gentleman who had left his
Talise in my charge, which suspicion
was intensitied when I was relieved at
nine, with the article still unclaimed. I
reflected, however, that its owner may
have been chained to the scene of the
disaster by that morbid curiosity which
induces people to linger about the spot
-where any calamity of the kind has re
oeatly occurred, and then, finding that
he was pressed for time, and knowing
that his property would be perfectly
afe, had gone direct to the city.
I haaded over the bag to the sentry
-who relieved me without mention
ing to him anything of the circum-
F sHaaccs. of the case: and when he
retained frontduty at eleven. I eagerly
tasked hot if the valise had been called
- No," he replied; "it is still lyiag
JeWnd the wall"
I went on sentry again at one o'clock
nd no one had come for it It was the
hdght of the London season and Hyde
Park presented its customary gay ap-
Daacaace: bat the immming amy of
pledidly-appointed equipages, dash
Sngeqwsstnsns and fashiooaWy-dressed
laiirs anil gentlemen, which at other
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to ma a most mteresuaf
thai afternoon paased by un-
aUmr taswrnts ware oea-
mt af eniatioat regarmng thafate
of the owner of the Dag. Before being
relieved at three I had it conveyed to
my room in barracks, and after coming
oil' guard placed it for greater security
In the troop store. That evening, before
"stables," when the orderly corporal
had read out the duties for the succeed
ing day. he said, addn-s-iingme: "Joncj,
3'ou have to attend the orderly room to
morrow." "Why?" I inquired.
"Yo; have been reported for neglect
ing to salutn Captain SirCarnabyJenks
as he passed you while on sentry this
afternoon," was the" corporal's answer.
I said nothing by way of excuse. This
heinous charge was in all probability
true. I believe I might have omitted tb
"present" to Her Majesty the Queen
herself, it she had passed that afternoon
in her state carriage, so distracted was
I by the engrossing subject of this
After stables. I left barracks for my
customary walk, and purchasing a copy
of the Echo from a juvenile news
vender, I read the particulars of the
fatality of the morning. Friends had
identilied the body, which was that of a
gentleman named Nixon, who had re
sided at Bayswatcr.
"Nixon! That corresponds with the
initial lS on the bag," I thought to
myself, now perfectly convinc2d that
the deceased was the person I had seen
in the morning. I also ascertained
from the newspaper report that a man
had been apprehended on suspicion of
having attempted to rifle the pockets of
the clothes of the drowned man, and
who had been roughly handled by the
crowd, before a pof.ceman could be
procured to take him into custody.
After a moment's reflection I decided to
call at the address given in the paper,
in order to arrange about the restora
tion of the bag to the relatives of the
Reaching the house I knocked softly
at the door, and stated my business to
the domestic who apjieared, by whom
I was shown into a room, and imme
diately afterward was waited upon by a
young lady, the daughter of ttic de
ceased, who, naturally enough, was
perfectly overcome with grief. I ex
plained to her in a few words the ob
ject of my visit
"I am uncertain whether poor papa
had a valise of that description when he
left this morning," she said; "but pos
sibly you may recognizo him from the
photograph,' submitting ono she took
from the table for my inspection.
I experienced a strange scuc of re
lief the features in the photo were
those of a person bearing no resem
blance whatever to the individual who
had left his bag in my charge.
The young lady thanked mo heartily
for the trouble I had taken in the mat
ter; nnd I left the house of mourning
and returned to the barracks in a very
mystified state of mind.
"Could the owner of the bag be the
Uiief who was caught in the act of
plundering the dead man's clothes?" I
asked myself, but immediately dis--missed
the idea from my mind, as being
absurd aud improbable.
Next day I attended the orderly
room, and received a severe admonition
from the commanding oflicer. fortu
nately for me. as it happened. Sir Car
naby had been in plain clothes, so my
offense in the eye of martial law was of
a comparatively' venial character. Im
mediately afterwards 1 considered it my
duty to report the circumstances at
tending the valise to the adjutant who
in turn communicated with the police
authorities at Scotland Yard; and that
ovening, pursuant to instructions re
ceived, I had the bag conveyed to that
establishment Alter I had explained
how it Was placed in my charge, it was
opened in my presence by an oflicial,
and was found to contain just a suit of
old clothes and a few newspapers, but
no documents of any kind, as stated by
After this the bag ceased to interest
me, as the valueless character of its
contents caused me to speculate less on
the unaccountable conduct xf its pos
sessor in never returning for it 1 may
mention that I read an account
in tho evening paper regarding
the alleged thief who had been
apprehended on the Serpentine Hank
under the circumstauccs before alluded
to. By the name of Judd he had been
taken before a magistrate and reman led
for a week, in order that inquiries nrght
be madu concerning him.
Some time afterwards I was on
Qtuvn's guard, Westminster. I hail
just mounted my hor.-e and taken up
position in one of the two boxes facing
Parliament street, when a gentleman
stopped opposite me and scanned "me
curiously. Addressing me, he said:
"Don t you remember me?"
Tuere was no mistaking the voice; it
was that of the owner of the bag!
Otherwise, ho was greatly altered, as he
had denuded himself of 'the luxuriant
whiskers and mustache which he wore
when I saw him previously.
"What has been wrong?" I asked.
'Oh, I was seized with a fit that
morning when I came out of the water,
and was taken home in an unconscious
state. I havo been very unwell ever
since, and have left my house for the
first time to-day. 1 made inquiries at the
barracks about you; and as the soldier
I spoke to seemed to know about the
bag I left with you, he directed me
"Well, sir." I said, "I had quite made
up my mind that you were tne gentle
man who was drowned that morning;
and when I discovered my mistake, l
am almost ashamed to own that I took
you for the man who was apprehended
on the charge of trying to plunder the
drowned man's clothes."
The gentleman smiled pleasantlv and
said: "Ah! I read about that And now
to business. I wish to get my bag at
once. I presume you have it in safe
keeping at the barracks?"
"It's much nearer at hand," I repl'ed
"just across the street from here:"
and then I told him that it was in the
custody of the police authorities at
This information apparently discon
" It is very awkward indeed." he aid.
"I have to catch the six train for Liver
pool, as I wish to sail by the steamer
that leaves to-morrow morning for New
York. Couldn't you come across with
me to get it?'
Vrn fnrtmt that T'nai rtn tiuitri " T
won't be relieved until '
four; and even then I daren't leave the j
guard; nor would 1 care to ask pcrnvs-
sion to do so. You should go at once
o uiu vapuua oi iae guara anu repre
sent the case to him; and perhaps,' un
der the circumstances, he will permit
me to accompany yon.1
Acting on my advice, he proceeded at
once to the oflicer in command, leaving
me extremely amused at the fuss he
was making about his bag, considering
ail that it was worth.
Soon afterwards he returned with a
smiling face, and informed ma that the
Captain had acceded to his rvqn.-st I
expressed my gratifioatisa at this iateBi-
ana aaea: "bnreJv. sir. voa
been ahaTiag amen 1 mat saw
- " mf
"Yes; I was threatened with tne re
currence of a nasty skin complaint to
which I was formerly subject"
During the interval that elapsed
until my period of duty was ended
the gentleman paced about in a
rnoit impatient manner, ever and
anon seeming to relieve his feelings by
stopping to pat my horse. At length I
left my post, anddismounting, led my
charger to the stable anil handed it over
to a comrade: then, divesting myself of
my cuirass, was ready to proceed to
Scotland Yard. One of the corporals
on guard received orders toaccompany
me: so, together with tLe gentleman,
we started, and crossing the street
reached the police headquarters in a
minute or two, and on m.tking inquiries
were directed to the "Lost Property"
department We stated our business;
and an official, after receiving an as
surance from me that the applicant was
the right terson, speedily produced the
valise. "Why didn't you see about this
before?" he asked, addressing the gen
tleman. "Because I was too ill to see about
anything." was the reply.
The gentleman then signed a book,
cer.ifying that his property had been
restored to him, giving as he did so the
nam of Nobbs.
Having thanked the official, Mr.
Nobbs caught up his property, and we
left the ollicc. When we got to the
door we found assembled a small crowd
of men employed about the establish
ment; for the unusual spectacle of two
helmeted, jack-booted guardsmen had
caused a good deal of speculation as to
our business there. Mr. Xobb hurried
ly brushed past them, and gaining the
street hailed a parsing cab, and the
driver at once pulled up. "Here is
something for your trouble," he said,
slipping a .sovereign into my hand. I,
of course, thanked him he tnily for this
munificent douceur. Declining the of
fer of the driver to place his bag on the
dicky, he put it inside tho vehicle; then
shaking hands with the corporal and
myself, he said to the driver: "Euston,
as fast as vou can," and entered the
The driver released the brake from
the wheel, aud was whipping up his
scraggy hor.-e with a view of starting,
when the poor animal slipped and fell.
The man belonging to the Scotland
Yard who had followed us into the
street at once rushed to the driver's
assistance, unbuckled the traces, and
after pushing back the cab, got the
horse on its feet Ail the while Mr.
Nobbs was watching the operations
from the window: and 1 noticed that
one of tho men was surveying him very
"Your name is Judd, isn't it?" the
man at length remarked.
"No; it isn't. What do you mean by
addressing me, sir?" indignantly re
plied Mr. Nobbs.
"Well," said the man whom I at
once surmised was a member of the de
tective force "that's the name you
gave, anyhow, when you were had up
on the charge of feeling the pockets of
the gent's clothes who was drowned in
the Serpentine a week ago. I know vou,
although vou've had a clean shave1'
I sta.ted on
hearing this statement;
ridiculous as thev seem-
ed at the time, had turned out to be
correct, after all; while Mr. Judd. alias
Nobb.N turned as pale as death.
"Come out of that cab," said the de
tective. "You've no right to detain me," said
Nobbs, "I was discharged this mora
ing." "Because nothing was known against
vou. But look here, old man, what
Iiave.you got in that bag?"
"Only some old clothes, I assure
you," said the crest-fallen Nobbs.
"Come inside, and we'll see.' said
the detective, seizing the bag. "Out
of the cab quick! and come with me
to the ollice."
Mr. Nobbs complied with a very bad
grace; while the corporal and I fol
lowed, wondering what was to barmen
We entered a 'room in the interior,
and the bag was opened: but it appar
ently contained nothing but the clothes.
"There is certainly no grounds for
detaining this man," said an inspector,
Mr. Nobbs at once brightened up and
ciied: "You seel have told you the
truth, and now be good enough to lei
"All right." said the detective. "Pack
up your traps and clear out!"
Mr. Nobbs this time complied with
exceeding alacrity, and began to re
place the articles of clothing, when the
detective, seemingly acting on a sud
den impulse, caught up the valise and
shake. A slight
rustling sound was d stinctly audible.
"Hillo! what's this?" cried the of
ficer. Emptying the clothes out of the
bag, he produced a pocket-knife, and
in a trice ripped open a false bottom,
and found about two dozen valuable
diamond rings and a magnificent em
erald necklace carefully packed iu wad
ding, besides a number of unset stones.
The jubilant detective at once com
pared them with a list which he took
from a file, and pronounced them to be
the entire pi oceeds of a daring robbery
that had recently been committed in
the shop of a West End jeweler, and
which amounted in value to fifteen hun
Mr. Nobbs. alias Judd, now looking
terribly confused and abashed at this
premature frustration of his plan to
clear out of the country with his booty,
was formally charged with being In
possession of the stolen valuables.
He made nc reply, and was led away
Before returning to the guard, 1 re
marked to the inspector. "I thought
sir, when he gave me a sovereign for
looking after bis bag that it was more
than it was worth: but now 1 find that
I have been mitaken."
"A sovereign!" cried the inspector.
"Let me see it"
I took the coin from my cartouche
box, where I had placed it "in the ab
sence of an accessible pocket and
handed it to him.
He smilingly examined k, and threw
it on the table. "I thought as mach."
ne remarked; it's a bad one."
Mr. Nobbs, alias Judd these names
were two of a formidable string of
al;acs turned out te be an expert
rninwr hlirtrl-ir antl ianmllitr iarKr tiarl
long been "wanted" by the police- He
was convicted, and sentenced to a
lengthened period of penal servitude,
A few weeks after Mr. Nobbs had re
ceived h well-earned punishment! re
ceived a visit from a gentleman, who
stated that be was cashier in the jewel
er's establis tmant in which the robbery
had been committed. He informed, me
that his empleyer. having taken iato
consideration the fact that 1 van to a
certain extant instmmentaj in the
recovery of tan stolen jewalery.
had seat me a pjraaant of
thirty -ponnda. I grateJaly accepted
the money, which, as I had saan enough
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FOR THE BOYS.
A Chapter of Scumble Advice Glrva ta
The longer we live the more wc learn,
and the more we learn the less wc think
we know. Such is the inconsistency of
man's ideas, my boy. The leas one
knows, the greater his opinion of his
abilities and wisdom.
In the morning of life man prides
him-clf on his greatness and wonders
to what grand channel he will confine
his talents. He looks upon his school
district as the world at large, and him
helf as the great genius in whoMj keep
ing the world's future rests. He imag
ines that when he speaks nations trem
ble and mountains totter, and the jack
rabbit flees. He imagines that a gaping
and wondering populace are gazing on
him with oicn-moutiied wonder and
stonishment, and that he
world with a grasp that is
But as the days, aud months, and
years, scoot by in" rapid succession, the
young man finds out that he is jiossibly
mistaken, and that if he should wander
away or get lost some one or more of
all the people on earth might not miss
him. With each succeeding year his
knowledge grows and his mind' takes a
broader hold on the things of life, and
by and by he begins to realize that he is
oulj- one out of many millions of people,
and that in-tead of stand iig forth as
the center of attraction, he only tills a
small niche in soiueobeure corner, and
really attracts but little more attention
than a rat-hole that sets up in opjosi
tion to a cavern.
My boy, there is no greater detriment
to the growth and attainment of man
kind than these human bumps who are
o often found silting in the road for
the weary traveler t stumble over. We
find them everywhere. They are the
men who don't know anyth tig. and are
too blind to know it The le.vs a man
knows the less ho wants to know, and
the result of it is he breaks down early in
tne journey and becomes a wreck, ob
structing the way of others.
The ignorant man who realizes his
ignorance, and who doesn't seek to pass
himself for more than he is worth, is
pardonable, but the self-conceited,
twenty-ceut-on-the-dullar cuss, who trie-
to pas's himself oil' at a premium, is to
be pitied as well as despised, while the
base counterfeit-not-worth-a-tinker sort
of chap is too low for either pity or
The iK'.st way, my boy, is to hold
your self-eteeni a little down, and not
rate yourself too high. The man who
climbs the highest has the farthest to
fall, and it is more pleasant to be invit
ed to tike a higher seat than it is to be
kicked out into the back yard. It is
more pleasant to be a king in a cottage
than a servant iu a palace. It is bettor
to gnaw a cold bone in a cabin than to
be a rabbit iieeler for royalty. It is
better to walk than to swing on the tail
end of .some coupling pole like a tar
bucket. It is lM'tter to be a clear, clean,
genuine live cent piece than to be a
bogus quarter In other wonls, my
boy, it is better to hold ourselves at
what we honestly are worth.
The world is full of people who never
learn anyth'ng. because tney think they
know enough to commence wit i. Thou
sands of men try to teach when they
need to be taught; thousands believe
themselves wise when in reality their
ignorance is lamentable; thousands who
try to palm themselves oil" for pure
gold when they are only thinly plated,
and the brass shows through in many
We can't tell what is in a nut till we
crack the shell. One can't tell whether
or not au apple is sweet by its looks.
We can't judge of the world by our
selves. The world is large and its les
sons varied. The wisest man knows
but little. What you and I know is but
a small drop in a large bucket, and
what is known by humanity now is in
finitely small when compared with what
is yet unlearned. A glance at the world
does not reveal all its beauties and rich
ness and immensity. The title page of
a book docs not explain the contents of
the pages that follow. A little knowl
edge of the world and of life's mys
teries does not. give us a complete un
derstanding of all things that are to he
Mv Ikiv, the wisest of us are compara
tively ignorant, and thousands of young
men who have grand ideas of tin ir own
abilities will wake up some time in the
future to a realization of the fact that
t icy nave been laboring und-r a large-
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sieii ue usion. -Many a young man's ,m.s,. lhc Emperor and all theCrand
life is gilded by bright dreams tnat come bukes and Duchesses whom he luulmcn
m the early stage of the game, but later tjonti jtt hi fK.m.
those dreams lose their charms and ..lloW ,Io you u0 ir? A tIie,Km
they become I ut mince-pie nightmares. pcror ..j hc-ar y ou hav,. vnltl.u a 3,.j
anu. ou. now oiuer is me change wnen ,
it does come.
T. li. Moniford, in
Sharper who Klrrc the Innocent !
(iull the Gulltr.
"The slickest niece of work in the
way of a fraud conducted through the
mans mannas come to mv attention re-
Sbari) of the Post-oflice Denartment
Ls what we call the bogus-medicine
dodge. The mgeaious author of this
scheme bow languishes in jail, but at
the same time he showed himself to be
a nan of no mean cnler of ability. Hut
plan was to send out circulars an
nouncing a great cure for catarrh,
which was discovered bv himself after
many years of study and investigation.
He then proceeds to rive, without cost.
the preparation for this wonderful Hied-
lcine. ana emuaaerates twelve mgreui- j "
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ents which cater into its composition.
At the end mt the circular is a note !
Jntfi it romrvn.it inn. i
which states that if thednurrist does !
axt happen to have all these ingredieaia J
in nresCTinuvri " "c iiueu anu ior-1
warded apon the receipt of three dot
, U...T.. .. K :..
lara Thejmaon receiv.ng the cireu-
tar anu ocvmu u ir ju i urn- remsuy i
takes the pnecription to ie drug store. 1
K.i ; inlii ve the druut tht h his.
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three atzresnents, but not the other
nkMs. Ha leoks through his boolc hut
fails to and even their names, ami sew of
coarae. u aamnie to iuratsn me reqturvu t
nedicioe. The discoverer of
edy affiled to. and if the three dol
lars has been furnishud a bottle-of soaae
aatxtnra is scat on. which, of course, u
"Thi: is oae phase of the case." eoa
tiaueal the iaspectar. "Xow the aaaa
orepares aad caussjs to be published in
seaie paper in Kew York. City aa article
ahoot the proralaeac dactora ia New
YerkCSty. with a portrait of each aad
a sketch giviag aotae accooat of the
life aad services of each. All the sien
aactttieaed ara boaa fide dectors. the
leading aaea a the prufcai daa, withte
excapuoa ot a aaaa whoa aaaae is, ?ar
Dr. Hart He ia aakaawa. Imt the
sketch atajes that ha left a practise of
f2i,0C0 arr rear ta desrote hawawe? ta
the wra lc of
The hwf aaedidaw
aaaa the atucaiaa
fiatara af Ur!xlirt
I anil the ."ketch. scnd3 cop.es, together
with the circular, broadcast throughout
the country. In consequence he re
ceives an immense mail, ind large num
bers of money orders and restored let
ters. After" tb Postmasr-Jneral
had directed that no more money order
and registered letters should bV del v-
ered to Dr. Hart. SUOO accumulated in
I the Brooklyn post-office that had Wen
fsont to him. When an attempt was
made to find
Dr. Hart of course no
&uch a man could be
but a sign over a door at tne adver
tised number was found, and that was
alL A Dr. Iawrmce occupied the
same rooms, and to him the mail
delivered, and when he w& told the
letters could not be given to him. as he
was not Dr. Hart, ho went otl anil got
a iower of attorney by which Dr. Hart
authorized him to receive th mad.
About this time, however, the officers
came in and relieved him of further an
noyance about his mail matter. This
same man was managing tome other
scheme under the name of Lawrence,
while his real name was Connolly. He
must have made a jrrcat deal of nionev.
as one of the witnesses iu the trial teti-
tied that ho hat! been otic red S'-UKW to
personate Dr. Hart"
" It is a singular tiling." observed the
Colonel, how these oilers to give some
thing for nothing take with the people,
and fiow rogues fatten upon the credul
ity of the public. There is another
Miccies oi irautl. wnieii one wouui
naturally suppose had lecn given such
wide putuieity that no one would now
bo deceived by it I mean the counterfeit-money
dodge, where luen projniso
to forward a large amount of counter
feit money by express or mail on the
receipt of a small amount of genuine
money to pay for the manufacture.
Usually all that the victim receives in
return is a box filled with sawdust
BiU a recent ojHrator ha devised a new
plan. He locate. near a small town in
a country district and then sends out
his letters. He doea not offer to for
ward the counterfeit money, but'invite.s
persons to visit him and inspect his
stock and buy what they wish. When
the visitor arrives tho operator ha a
largo ijuantity of good bills, which he
shows him and allows him to exam no.
In order, however, to avoid outside in
terference, the visitor is taken off in the
woods, where the business proceeds.
The operator produces his money and
the visitor examines it and determines
how much he will take and what price
is to m paid. Just as they are about to
close the transaction suddenly two men
emerge from the bushes, announce
themselves as detectives, and proceed
to phice them under arrest The de
tectives do not fail to take all the mon
ey from both the men. As they are
about to march them ofT to tho town,
the operator obtains permission t speak
privately with the victim. He asks h m
liow much more money he has than
what he was going to use in the transac
tion, and if he has more, he advises that
they had better try and buy oil the de
tectives, for if they- don't they will both
land in the penitentiary. The victim is
ready to pay anything to get out of the
grasp of the supposed representatives
of the law, and eagerly agrees to eon
tribute to a fund to pay the detectives.
The latter, of course, accept the bribe,
and, pocketing all the money, disap
pear. The victim get- away as fat as
possible, and goes home and never says
a wor.l about his loss. He is too much
ashamed.' Washinylon Star.
A NOVEL PUNISHMENT.
Hour tho Cxar Alrctmtrr II. 1'unUliei! Ill
A young poet had written a most
scurrilous poem, in which he had de
scribed and libeled not only the Em
press but also all the firaud Dukes and
Duchesses. Some one. the censor of the
press, went and told the Kmp.ess. "The
man had better 'w sent oil to Siberia
at once," he said; "it is not a case for
"Oh, no," said the Empress; "wait a
little, but tell tho man I desiro to see
him at six o'clock to-morrow evening."
When the poor man was told this, ho
felt as if his last hour was c nuv and
that the Emperor mu-t intend him-elf
to pronounce a sentence of eternal exile.
Ho went to the palace, and was shown
throuirh all the "rand state rooms, one
; after another, without, seeing any one,
! till at last he arrived at a small., com
mon-place room at the end of them all.
i tvliunt Mmrf v4 ;i vinIi lfll)li WI li n
,. .!.. --..J .- .-....V .... -. ..
single tablir wi h
jam., on it anl thert. he MW tljo Kni
beautiful poem, and I have sent for you
that vou read it aloud to-us vooraeif.
and 1 have incited all the f'rand Duke
and Duchesses to come,, that thcr may
have the pleasure of hearing you."'
Then the tKor man nrostratiil him
self at the Emperor's feck "Send mc
to Mberia, sire, he said; force me tel
It. .! !.,.- ... 1 i
a wwicr; onn u . v,lw
j "Oh. sir. vou
LLtM' Ltf LLKU Lll-lk IM1ZIMM f
nr rrneL to refnse mr
tne pleasure, but you will not be- o tin- j
irallant as to refase Uie KaHr-is the
pleastire of hearing yonc veoeju. and she
will ask you herself" "'
A ad the Empress asked hina
When he had finished saw said: "1 J
da not think he will write aay mor
verses about us again- Ih nod not gc
to Siberia just yet"" SiutUcs u linssui.
Extent of the British Empire.
TW RHtUh Enmlre cor ncarlr a I
.L -. .L ,.., -, r -u.. ..li. t
. o, ine una suric, mw j
entre surface of the-glohe u est- .
aled at 197.000.0CO square mile, of
which a little rwre thaa a quarter, or
sioO.OOO square mile-, are land, and
.. ....t .... .l u-.:.i. r.- t.
R lrtft .M1 .t. -,;i -bich nir ae
s --,--- .-, . rf
CrraJ Britain i
.. . iruis
.. . SKZA
. . ..S.XJt4
... ... J71
- t ......li
Antrals. . .-
Jforili .rartea. ...
CoUaa, ete,. ..
Africa. ... ..
Wct IrxJte.. ...... ...
Europraa pn ftm'-on.....
Various ilc3tXA . . ... .
The pop'jlation cf this enormous era-
lire i e-roaated at 3IO.S3t.WO aokI.
p:re t esraaaxeu ai oiv,-.vp.j okia.
aad aH was it said to be "a power
which has dotted the surface of the whole
cioU with her poesioa- aad aulitarr
nosas. vtiOM aaaraiaz anua-Mu. mm- i
iowhi the saa and keepta j eoatpaay
with the houD, circle the earth Vith
aae continuoa xA ucbrokea straia of
the martial air of Eaglaad." XadK
The Xew York Tr&mc mrt:
"The aaaae of the Rev. Or- Lefoy
Saaderlaad, who died receatly at Hyde
Park, aear Boatoa. aged eighty-two
years, k uafaauliar ta axaay of the
araseat reassatloa- Bat forty years
aro he was aae of the
-ma i s a -
TIMBER. ON HIGHWAYS.
Tr SHonia R rtaat4 Th
In the prairie cclions of IUInoU tha
highways, which orv proprrly laid out
and plotted when the land vranr-tur
veyed. run upon all section lines and
am sixtv-tix fret wide. In some local-
itie, however, the high war ww not
i,m ,., , i,.i rv.t
f ', , . , . ,. ., t ,i
' ami u,c ncr wno M,Kn-. me .m
ct their hedges and fences ten to
twenty feet from the line, leaving a
paoe of only twenty to forty fret in
w.dih for the road. In towuihm where
this was done the farmer, raihrr than
move their hedge and fences, manage
bv book or crook to ! ct mad com
tuWoncr who will allow thins U re
nia;n as thev are. and conA.1urnllv
the have no road lit for trayr-l except
in the dryol portion of the year.
When a Person driving acrov tho
country passed out of a township wl.ere
all the roads are sixty-K feet wide into
j one where tne other short ghted policv
i prevails he can not fad to bo struck
u"ih the vast difference In the geueral
appearance of the country,
lanes are narrow the tcopI
st em nar-
row and selti-h in their .ew. Their
roads are chron cillv bad. and they ap
jHir to ! similarly affect'd. Their
lawns, when the. have any. ato made
to match their highu:i. nnd evcrv-
tlung about them seem to be on the
j -s pattern except the at tin of cur
thev keep, nnd thev are constructed, a
to tee h and bark, on a g uerous scnle.
lo talk to such people about plant ng
forest and fruit trees along their hih
wa s, is like throwiuir iearN before
! swiue. because they have no highways
that a rtrspei table tree could live, much
le-s urow. upon. To those who Iio j
where the highways are wide, or who j
Have been generous enough to widen
them, a few hints may not come ami.
That a mau owning a farm of ono
hundred and sixty acres with a high
way m two .sides of it can grow about
all the fence po'it.s he need with very
little cost to himself is n fact often
ove looked, even bv thrifty, enterpris
ing farmers. The law ;ives hsm jer-mis-non
to plant forest or fniit trees
along Ins suit of the highways ad oin ng
lus laniL The Mock law prevent own
ers of stock from jtermttting them to
ruu at large tiKu the highways, and
thus insures hU trees against injury
from that souren. All he lias to doi to
plant the trees and betow a reasonable
amount of care upon them.
Forest-trees for planting along the
highwuv should Ik? at least .d feet
higlu They may be planted in cither
spring or fall, whenever other work la
not pressing. Those planted on the
nordi sides of the road may be net eight
or ten feet apart; eight feet Is not loo
close for ash. On tne south side, how
ever, they should be placed fully
twenty-five feet apart. U ct closer
they ro shade the mud as to prevent its
drying readily, and thus do more harm
than gooL On eat and west sides th'-y
may le st tweuty feet apart without
injury to the road.
The cultivation and care necessary I
a good mulch of wet or half rotted
straw or other material placed around
them in the npriu;of the tirst. third aud
tiftn years after they ire set. and the
shortening in or eutllngoff of usele,s or
struggling hrnuchn and itert!uou
leaders early each spring. V ith uch
can? thev are sure to make tine tree.
The mulch should iwcr u space around
the tree three to live feet from its trunk,
in order to keep the soil mellow and
kill out the gnus ami weeds.
As soon as the trees s ill make oae
post, each alternate ono should be cut
down and an jther planted close bv its
stump. When these are large eooiich
for one nost. those left sUnumir at the
previous cnttln will make three i-oU
and an enormous quantity of lirewoo '. I
and they sJiould be cut down and other. j
imuied ately planted by the stomps. 1
Bv alternating in this manner the sup-
pfy of posts and wood will be constant. '
wh.le the attractive apjjcarance and j
usefulness of the highways will not le
impaired in the least j
The priar palobjccticn to tree along J
the highway) lie. in their bing allowed '
to attain such a si7e as to completely f
exclude the siml cht from the r:tU. J
and thus prevent their drying quickly.
are mull pLeil bv wliolesale. to the great J
i . : .. .. ... .., .. ,
detriment of tiie fruit
A. V. Examiner-
Dnrar mt m Irrat8r Atiimm
lUe ITr f tTmrtn ITfliicli.
American too mercurial la
minor of war with a much npjarent
llv pursuing the nietlio! J nao ouuuieu .hooi tenehr v tne worst fjv ii
this trouble will be entirely obviateil. avhool. "yon hare lrn leharuig your
It is not generally expedient to j lant j e,f mnrh wnfw than luual for Uv p?wt
fniit tret-s along highways, excupt im- j fr days." "I know It. but Fro got to
mediatelv in front of ll; hotite. as they cbare bad." rwsjond"d ihrUty Why
are apt to be neglected, and thus le- I )iat you to behave orc than,HiaJ'
come a harbor for insect j.et-s. which J ibaiLMt tli mumps nrn going tho
enn!idtnc( a reliable evidence of awn
. nrt nrnll u OU"ht to le ertdrnt If I
r' "- '- ey - -
on wUt:nt or otter
irrain, and push, the price up too high.
we. prevent exportation thi xery banu
of the r.c PHrbaps we hare not u.'b
clcstlv consiileTwI the fact that KuropeV
supply is nuAtly !rcly WA in t
harvcM time r'jccially eur harret
time- and. wath our very large urp!a
how is it to U held at a very high rate
till the new barren U deirrwlaed
In the event of war only Kh.4
mrjdiu U cm all That k only a dro
the bset to onr surplus, ami wiu
U England, on a ach.
9il SK aloor to harveat wjei ay
vmt:OU'tram i& cwBtry. Y.
f Dfi(mUa BOt un juKidesIv ouheL
the deaMicd would Hlidy becoma brisk
at a jeonWa ad taace. It M sot
raaaW to suppoa that KarUarl will j
out ; nrt k.-j wiui ww
kaowiag she real praaacct vi tha ftiUOT
iurrc9 w C4vsj .
Hat It a look at the prospa ta eaa
f ricadft. the prodaaerw. We are happy
toay tVxt thgirjgaxat pRxct U aot
se d&mbiluh Exrry pah up of tha
.1. MA taaw tla tWaTaa irai aai t T i a
I. -.. . )ua at
. ... a .T -i . m a Bk al
vraas the nresant lacreac af atonev ia !
thefanarrs poakets. It w2I lakVth
poakets. It w2I lafc thvt
at oat of lbx hai aad WI it
a the pcajaior- Watt, we a j
las aaxietr m the atru-
lator' accoaat and podbJr the whea?
urwr jaw o !. w , - W4 .
4. .bi. !- I lu ta.?l I
lh:fi are rrr vp ia l . aasf
too reckle a pth :a prks ay Un
a a market for m anJch wht
jvi a v.u
The oftcser carpH are iaakaa laa
loader they wear. The dkt that caL
lata aairr taaai fraas eaxaae tarwani
flaaotawarp tarpau afteaer thaa U
aiawjjary- A hroaai waara theas vary
aaaah. Whaa a airy at is laded, stroax
aaltaad waaar all
aricaaaaaa a aaa aataa.- m .
Earry haaas are
PERSONAL AND LITERARY.
The Jtttt popular and sucrr-fnl
newfp4pcr writer ths p.trapsphr.
Hi work U alwaya read. HV ttn
nctKC H'Aij. c
Mr. ;arah K. Cpop-T. a coumr
i a prominent
5 tr to th I'ac
Will ami- Ln.T.r. who twereds
f the lat Iaac . Kng'and avpublnhcr
t of SrVC Yofk tJ, .y of
tho Tiln Club, and edited Har;.rj
ftar.ba.Mt a memoir wH 't
published until ten .ear have t .
from the time of hV dtlu Tlus a i'
accordance with the wish of the Italian
- Chariot!? M. Youn; U nr' In her
sixty-third year. M lganto vrrt m
IS.M. and "one hundred and twenty
book, of various ses tar tribute t
her in. ooant energy A. ..?.
- U-phen Bulnvr. the n ell. known
Engb'h tholt. recently deevel, left
live thousand dollar to ht et-wfT.
Brndlaugh and to In own wif wist
had upiMrtd him for ymr. he left A
j th" princely allowance of t.rs .foliar
- The oldest actor wjw Jean Xoel.
who died In 1'arU Jamiarv 13. l'J.
neil llyears. He entorvsl th pr
felon In hi eight 1 ear. and still
acted when IX) year oM. having rep
resented In all ?. 7C0 rv!e lie acU-d
- Her, Dat! Winter, who divl xt
Davtou. O . recently. vA leou In the
mlnUtry for sixty years, and "aid to
have marrird more peoph than any
other one man in the rounlry I p to
Apnl 'ii he had married 5, WO couplo.
- Charles Welford. of th firm of
Charles eribm-r's ons, dlel in law
don a few duys a;o from the lingering;
ellect of a tenons attack of pneuniuti a
which he -'aifered about n vear ago. Ho
was an Englishman by birth, ivut had
nirttiv Interest and ties In thl country
whicli made lorn regard it with nuW
tion. Krw men knew morn of btHk
ami authors titan he is asd to hat
known. A". ". Iff raid.
- Tne correspondence of l'eter th
CJreal is being prepared for publication.
A commission of ltusian literary m a
wa nptMHtited to bring together tin
materials for jtich a work, and o thor
oughlv have they accomplished ther
task that tlwy haxe eoliertad more Until
eljjht thouvind letters ami document
of the utgtiet interest relating to th
great Oar Among these document
an .some of te exert e.hM)ks in hieU
the young l'eter wnite hU wrltuig les
son. There i also a letter datd l's.k,
it which l'eter. onlv m years old de
scribes U his mother the 'works which
he had seen In pro;nM in the xhlj
bulldiug yard at IVmudnwI.
'Do I Ixrllevo there ucn a thing
a a haunted house?" pskel Fogg
'Tliat ib?cnds upon how good-look
tho girl L who -liviti in it." lUmun
Why I It called tho honey moon"
ask- ar. exchange. Honey. fweaue It
Is full of cells. ud nunm". lieetui. it
"coincH high." Thnw another one at.
us. - loitrrj .-fieirtrt.
It takes but thirteen m'nutes lule.al
an elephant hb a train, h Idle It tuki -
twenty for any Mrt of woman to t I
her friends good-hy and Ins. tho cheek
for brr trunk- -7Viy I'n-Ax.
Judge- "Ho dUl you cou hy
these !Uh?" l'noner "I hovkl
them." Judgi "What have uti to
Mr. Oiurer0" r.. mian "!!
tells the truth, vour honor hed'd kok.
' 'etn and I -aw ft" dodge "Than Jnr
do you bring Jiltn here' uiscnurgru.
Next cn.se-" UotUm lUacon
Thev wto ngagid. U( 'M wt-JI
aware of hi proxfrnUr. but with
sinned HnonnclotinrM h turned Imt
back to lum. il nppnwhed uooe
lsly ami klMcd her "Oli "
screamed, wth feigned surprie "Vou
are a regular eJeetrie battery" 'Ve
ho replied, "nnd you know oiaeUy hotr
to stand o uA to mt the hoek
"Jim McSnifW," ftfd a (;avt'm
. .. . .
round, and I want to ruak up fyr tl
., . . . .. i .-.
tinu i Kk coinjf 10 iom winjn jl t&u a
A rural cvfttiemati. who htol nr ?
ejn a farnaei. whin? Jn a ctottdtil
stom stood mmn iuim orcr tho htJ-4ir
I reristcr. He tinalJy ternarked u J
j wie' "WV brtU'r go hom at onee I
i th'iik I am going to have a fvr: t u j
..!. L... 1 .... . t If
nun ii'iv wc running ujr mr 1J-
a twin arUr to tti voncetlrut
rl at flown to warm hrr ft
lliti Inm afe. Aft'f !!aIo
then tweajty minutes h rwmarfcrl:
nevr did Kkv theua kliyi of strvf.
They ifctft't throw oat carerlv any hat
abosj ea turner daaLu - fUaion
"T mtt I fi.role.1 wty w! the f?re
day of April." ah! taan to aayithrr
th ethr aviralag. "llw dkiyow UmA
her?" -Why. I wen hmnn as. liitumr
tim ami rrteodd fc,ba toad tho
ltka aboM Kav!hInc. aad whm)k
akal mm what ww the mUr I rippM
aad. aaotrtrd arowul a4 uAtl h& k w
mm mt her twies and that U aho
dida't aep her a.wtth thm I'd tm W
ear. Aasf. will mWkr k. lArl
hmrmmtlr prvtmmAmz m bv aagry.
that. ah haaled ad kaoelued rso
4mm with a AlHeV DttrniV frim
Kaw Bruit Huggasrf a SuzjSaw.
TxUdaj: ahea fanay thta- it a
Ug btomt. hranard asaa ia Nat rt,1
iajrooai cd aa aa-tawa hafei U
itit nhraaiat tliiajf 1 r i-nl
sf happeaatt ha ary sawtajll oat ia
a heavy aarirat
r : "try twabre. Uday
not Iog ao tacraata had all aa ta
diaaer WMvSag aW Mir, which raa hy
?; at Ml .w-r,L
V hile ar w awar
iwr a Mr rtaapfc Ur
czmc inXn tW mlU aad mt wi
road. Ttwaaw eaafiht h fttrand
twiteaed hiai a JkL'e, aVaSa d.at Uk
LkU U cent, ao ha tarasi anuad
aad fetehai the aw a liefc wkh hl4
paar. kV&: a hadhrat aaw. a blow
wlah taa ather paw fc!!e.t oal it u
h eat. The Uer wm hy tab tlw
ffoaaad to perfect hoy mad rashlag at
traaamadoa har- Ivwas hs lat ht
aad we tm4 aa hear Wlt for a wk?
w. waaaa) aai gorac aaamd aa mit
m ahaaaJl J. laalaaaaV!l-!!!Y
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