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'Hoy! sib! A wild idea Hushes
Jhrougii his brain. iiiuiot tills
trouble, tliij exposure bo dlic'rU'il'.'
IVrhaps nil Is not lost. His heiut
beats violently: his breath comes
quicker. A daring scheme bus eoinu to
him. Cun It bo carried out'.' "Hv
Clod it must." Jin mutters.
lies turns to tin' until standing wait
ing ruspoctfully b.'fore him.
Coiuo Inside." hi- says. 1 wish to
Altaic to vou. Then I will Inform the
doctor that you desire his services-.
Jli cannot go now. sit unv rut, as the
btttiof my wife Is u precarious one."
Tlif man lies! t :i t;.
"I hail bettor go fur another doctor,
then." ho nays.
"NbiisensX Dr. Wilbur tohl me.
not over two Hour.-, ago, that your wife
wtvi in (food condition. It Is natural
Xluib film should huvis n little fever
Yon are unnecessarily worried. Coiuo
3ti; I would not advise vou wrong
fully." ClIAI'TKIt IV.
With a doubtful look upon his f.ice,
the mim follows his master into tint
reception room, tint sauio room whom
tho -.interview between
had taken place.
Mo seems ill ut ease, surrounded by
the luxury of the apartment, which is
dimly brought Into iclief by the light
)f tb fire.
Tho. muster lights the gas, turning
it low. Then telling the man to be
Mated, he throws himself into the
capacious depths of an easy
ebjilr. Ho has much to say
to thte matt. A daring proposition to
inakr.. How shall hit begin'.' Supposo
the man wero to refuse. Ho thinks
-deeply, conscious that tho eyes of the
servant uru ll.ed upon him, wonder
Finally he says:
"Conrad, you' havu been In my cm
Xloy a long time."'
"Xearly twolvo years, sir."
"I have been u. good master."'
None better, sir."
"f have paid you regularly, liber
ally. In time of sickness, have hcnt
mj.V own doctor, and paid his bill."
"Yes, sir, you have bv-en good to me
"You appreciate till thi. You uve
"1 would go through lire mid water
for you, sir."
Tho man speaks fervently.
"I believe you, Conrad, lain going
to put you to tho test."
"Ltxa tivti unit water, sir.'
"No, not that, but something which
be, to jou perhaps,, inhnltely
Awrbc. it Is a teht which will try your
lusirt, which you will shrink from, but
which, if you refuse me, will ruin me."
The mostcr spunks rapidly, impress
ively. The man looks upon him with
"It must be, pretty bad, sir," he says.
"it is. In fuc.t, it is almost a crime."
DIs voice sinks to a low whisper.
The man recoils.
"Crime, sir, you would not ask me
cuiumit murder, or nothing like that?"
The look of horror in the man's eyes
brings 11 smllo to his muster's face.
".No, not murder, Conrad. I would
ciot ask you to kill a man. Listen; 1
will tell you."
"oivi: mi: vouit hav,
The servant sits with open oyos of
wonder, while the master tells him in
language that be can comprehend, of
Ills misfortune, his speculations, whut
this result must bo. His honest heart
cannot credit tho fact that his beloved
mooter is us poor as himself, Ho hears
Iilni tltrouurh and then sayp.
"If my little savings will be of any
nervleo to you, Mlstor Adrian, you n ro
welcome to them."
"They would be but a drop in tho
"Then how can I help you? don't bo
-afraid to Mien If, sir. If it is in my
Kwer to do it, any so."
Adrian Dyko draws his ehnlr close to
lio faithful servant.
"It is iu your power, Conrad, turn
yours only. You can save mo. You
fcn,n prevent mo sutti ring. Will .vou?"
"If I can, but 1 can't sec how."
'You hnvH a baby bovV"
"Yes, God blrs him."
Thu muster winuts.
"lam also 11 father of u little help
"So you hnvo said, sir."
"I have told you that I hail hoped, yes,
prayed that this, my ilrst born, would
fra u boy. I depended upon that little
trentmo to snvo me."
"Yea, sir, you said so."
"Uuttlod did not answer my pray
ers. Vou inn snvo mo. You can do
vhat Providence has lulled to do."
"What, sir! I don't imder.stnnd you."
Tho eyes of tlm servant are roving
fccUc'swy u-otind tho npiulment. ' f
4lOive mo your boy J" '
i TI10 nmii tdts ureot in his chair, ill
A-Kte.st fa o tho iiloturo of honor and
"And what would I do? My wife'."
The master lays his hand upon th"
broad shoulder of the man.
"You shall have my child- It 1s bet
un eseliaugc. The two children uiv
but a few hcurs old. Your wlfo is not
in a state to detect the illuViencc. She
will lovo one child the sumi) ns the
other, will not know that my child is
not her own, Mv wife will not know.
She is weak; the si - of her babe Is not
hnown to her. The exchange will bo
easy, unmicuiupuiiiod by risk. Will
you do It'.'"'
The man bows his head. He falls
upon his knees before his master.
"Vh, Mister Adrian anything but
tint." he eric. 'Anything but that.
I '' baby' my boy! I curt purl with
.The scheming master loughly raises
mm to Jus feel
"Sen here, t'onr.ul," .sternly. "You
loot: upon this matter In tin wrong
light, don't unit you to part from
your boy. I only aslc you to allow mo
to palm him on" tis 1113' own, until i
shall have eoinu into possession of this
fortune. It is ti matter of life nud
death with me! I eould not suivhc
r'xposnre und disgrace. Yon will have I
my sweet little ouho to love, to care
for! When they grow up they can
injury. You will then have your son
I my daughter, and nioro than this.
Upon the day that I come Into this
money, I will present you with a check
for ten thousand dollars. Think of it.
Conrad! .No more work; 110 more
anxiety; money in the bunk. Wealth
at your commniid."
Tho man trembles us though suffer
ing from intense cold. His master's
words uro Hushing, burning through
fltii t,iil t l,rt ilnt.u nnt nMf'imt lili.
muster, whom he loves, his kind, gen-
orous master, will become a beggar
his lands sold, bis linn house and mag
nlllceut furniture sacrificed. And be
lio'cun save liiml True, he must
give up ltis boy, the little creature that
his honest heart clings to with all thu
first lovo of a father. Hut he will not
be chlldlei-s, he will have another. Can
he not lovo auotherns well ashls own?
And then the money ten thousand
dollars! A princely 'fort unci to him.
What can he notdo'with it? How he
can live, what a lino little form he can
purchase nud still bj near his boy. He
"Come. Conrad, l'reetous moments
are Hying. If it Is done, it must Im
"Hut Mary Caldor She Is missing
your missus -won't she know?"
A frown contracts the brow of the
"Yes, but she won't tell," be says.
"You will let 1110 see mv bov when 1
want o?" " '
"You can see him whenever you
The man burst into (ear.-.. ,
"To save you, Mister Adrian, I'll do
It. Hut don't tell auybody."
Adrian Dyke burst into wild laugh
ter. Tell anylsidy! Tho mint's hoiuelv
words tilled hint with Jltirth -wilil
hilarious mirth. Ho win be saved.
It will be easy now.
"Conic,'' ho cries to the astonished
servant, who cannot uivdcrstaitd why
Ills muster should exhibit such mirth.
Hit hits never scon him ilko this before.
"Come, the doctor will! visit your wife.
Then after ho has aone. briug the
child to the house; Mary Calder will
pc form like service with the other."
Ilo hurries luto Alio hall, up the
stairs into thu rooni where tho doctor
Is sitting, bis fIiigrnpou his wife's
nno is noiiorv to asus
Tho doctor looks un
"Yes, pulse tibotnt one hundred. Oh,
she'll pull through nil right. Moo
whut a Hue baby Aoit have."
He points to thjt little bundle iu thu
muse's units. TlAo woman holds it up
for thu father tosee, a wee, red-fuced,
blinking iitom off huuiuuit).
"Yes, a fine elilld." liosuv.s.ubsentlv.
Then he inform tho doctor tltitt the
mun, Conrad (JArdncr, is awaiting him '
in the hall hcloVv.
'Yes, yes," tins doctor munnuis, "I
should huvu grno there before, but I
wanted to be Jure your wlfo wnsoutof
danger; 1 can go now.." Hit hustlos
about thu ioo,lt, gives his final instruc
tions to thu 111 rse and follows Adrian
Dyko down thki stairs. 1
At the bottAin, under the light of the
hall ehundclll!!'. he stops. "Ono mo
ment, Connujl," he says. Ho puts his
hand Into thii Inside pocket of his co-it.
removes tho tittle black noto-book unci
writes tho condition of his patient ut
the hour he liud loft, then follow h the
gfirdoncr oufc Into tho night, whilo the
plotting 1111111, with u slekenlng feeling
ut his heirts core, stares after him.
He has forjiottcn the doctor in his tir
rangeincntfof .ilfnlrs, bus not thought
of tint hoiutst. conscientious old mini
who know-dull and will thwart hint
ho can closio tho mouth of Mary Culdcr
alio Is bull 11 puppet in Ids hands ho
iioiiis a iiiuinaging secret over her lieiul
which iniifkcN her his slave but the
He cniuot control him.
Tho wifllc to (inrduer's cottage is a
short 0110. In u fuw moments', bo sees
the ri. nt Mm Imnn ,1 ,,,.,.,! I t.
niirro'wfu indow.hu knocks upon tho I
door. It opens, disclosing the troubled
face ofWlic mutt. 1
"fs tltu dov-tor still
hero?" usks tho
mi sir, lies just ion. lie gave
the uiIhsuk 11 fuw droits out of a bottle
which) ho took from hlsineilioino ease, I
and stilld sho was all right, then ho
Adtian Dyko staggers back ngajnst
the sldu of the doorway.
'J'hyi man looks upon him with a pale,
"Yktu are 111, sir," hq cries.
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"iviwaras noma, sir."
l63 Wring after his&iMnt
with eomnrcbsod Has nnd u
struiy ro'ofvo upon his f jco, hurries oif
1,'lUlliic cln'ltuei.s uuon tlio load lead
Ing to the tutvii-Jhe road taken by
CHAP I Ml V.
1 A .v
lays over tho whin
ilelus of golden
lite weight of
out upon tho plac
id, peuceful laud-
scape, on meadow nud highland,
streamlet and forest, the niit.y. light,
murky, substance obscures tiie path
way of the sun, which is struggling to
make his upi e.irum-o this peaceful
morning. Tho clouds of mist, ns deli
cate as u woman's veil, roll and twist
up und down, forming fantastic, figures
In the nlr. as if rebelling against tint
power of the king of day. Hut the sun
Is all powerful. With rays of increas
ing heat and brilllaiiey.be foiceshls
way through Hie mist, driving it from
the earth, binishlnglt to the realms 'if
ilolhlngiiesi, and then, the lint'le
ended, smiles radiantly upon the e irtlt.
I'ar up on the load can be heard the
sound of laughing volie' hurvcstois
to their work. M he day is
young, tlie sun just risen, they are
eager to begin before the rays become
oppressive those young men, drrniri!
in homespun shirt and linen trousets,
rough cow-hide boots, wide-briinmcil
straw huts. Ono of these curries u
sevthe; he alono of the trio is silent.
His honest young face, tanned by ext
liosuic to the sun, has the iittDcarance
1 of anger. His companions tiro laugh
ing, evidently teasing him.
"Taln't no us;e to g t mud," erics
one, hardly moto than a boy, possibly
eighteen years or age, "1 saw you, Sol!
Y" w"u settin' 1111 the rail of tho
bridge as I passed
uver, uur arm
around her waist.
"That's tough, Sol," remarked tho
other. The man with the s'ythc turns
"It ain't any of your business, any
how' he cries energetically. "I
s'pposo a feller has n right to court his.
sweetheart out-doors us well as in
doors. You fellers poke your noso
into tilings that don't concern you."
lie is augry. 'Willi a sly wink ono of
the others is about to mnko some fur
ther Irrltatingeominintwheii his com
panion Seizes him by the arm und says
with n ftlglttoncd glance toward tho
side of tho road, where tho grabs and
weeds are growing thlcklv:
"Hill, What's that?" '
They halt, and gno earnestly where
the man Is pointing. They see thu
tlgttroof a man, sti etched out upon
"Oh, it's a tramp," answer" Sol.
1 "Ye, and he's slcepiuY' says the
"Sleepin' mighty sound,"' remarks
They stand, huddled together in tho
middle of the road, their eyes fixed
I upon thu still, silent llguic, half con-
I 1 o lied by the high gruss.
' "Let's holler, and wake him," sug
Thuy shout at the top of tholr volics:
"W'uko up! Change cars! West
Chester!" Hill crying this last In Imi
tation of the brukcraen upon tho
trains. Mill the 'unconscious form
shown no sign of life.
Tho young mun, Hoi, carefully lays
bis scytlio in tlto road and approaches
tho figure. Hit sluikt-s it, and then Ills
companions start in fright us they honr
"U'.s A IIKAll JI.VN."
"Il'sn dead man!"
A dead maul They stand awed.
They four nothing living, these fanner
lads, but the slglttofono harmless iu
the sleep of death, fills them w.lh un
Sol ulono slums presence of mind.
Tho corpso is lying upon it face; with
uu effort lie turns it over upon itssldu,
"Hy (1 d! it's Dr. Wilbur! he gusps,
Dr. Wilbur! They nil know him.
They icmeutbi'r the kind old face.benit-
ilUT OVCr llieill 111 tlmt'Of Sickness,
ur tho cheery volco, tho curcful
"Mention. Can th s old man be dead?
They remove their huts und softly
Yes. ltis Dr. Wilbur -his aged fuco
contracted and drawn, his kindly eyes
half open, his lips tightly coinprobsod.
"Hos been murdered,'' wh spcrs ho
whoh id been called HID. "See, there
is a mark on his forehead.' There is
blood on his lace."
They draw back, horrified. Whd
could have committed this foul deed,
und for what purpose?
(To lt CimtliiuriL)
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h .! no deadly woawn.
H was oily a
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SKCUJIKD A BIO IfAUL
BANDITS RAKE IN TWENTY
"' HfM fi h 'Iwn Mru nnil lll
Onl Itlllxtl Wll-IMrc t'oiupniiy
tlm l,onri Thuy linrnr unit Jm
Trnne ut tint 'I hltitei.
t'oiottvpo MilUMls, Cot. Nov 1',
A most during and inieivnsful hold-up
took place nl tlto Santa l-V depot here
tonight and for a second time within a
few months the Wells. Kiugo Jisprcis
company Is minus a hiiiiiI.sI.imI fortune
owing to robbeiles In this vlclullx.
The Chicago limited of the Santa. TV,
due liero at !i;l:', pulled In itint out on
time, um! after Its departure the night
agent busied hlmcr, as Is custoiniiiw,
for u time on the platform ut lunging
mutters for a later train.
When he euteicd the expiess olllee,
which Is located In one end of tint depot,
be was suddenly confronted by six
sltootuiH Iu the hands of two men. who
ordered him to tluow up his bands and
then contmaiulfd Iilni to open the sure,
lloth riMiitcstii weie compiled with. The
robbers then lilted the safe, securing
sonio J20.000 and disappeared. Ilcyond
the fact that botli men were small no
clue to their Identity ! known at pres
ent, OPEN TO SETTLEMENT.
Many s,.((,,.H Uendy In Mnl,t Hie
ltiif.ii In lilulio.
Waiiim.-ion, 11. i'., Nov. 12. A
proclamation deflating open to settle
niciil ut noon (Pnclllo ntnndaid time) 011
Novcmbcl' IS nil tho uuallatcd unit tin
reserved lunds aciiulrcd front the No.
IVi ccs Indians, under the tiansfer sub
ject to nil the condition!", limitations,
reservations nud lestrlctloiis contained
In tho UKi-eeinent with the Indians, has
been Issued by President Cleveland.
l,ho amount of laud that will be
opened to settlement Is- about (UU.OOO
acres, situated In the No Perees reser
vation, in Jdaho. Any religious society
or other organisation occupying tiny of
these lands, under the proper author
ity. for religious or educational woik
umong the Indians, Is given the rlBht
to put chime the liiudu so occupied with
in two years, at tho rate of Jll per acre.
Uy the iiKeeitient with the Indians the
anils retained by tho government, and
those remaining Iu the possession of the
Nez Perees, It Is also stipulated that
these Indians hall be subject Tor
twcuty-tlvo ycais to the laws of tho
I'lilled Htnttss prohibiting the Intro
duction of Intoxicants Into the liidlnn
country, and that the ullotees shall, for
11 like period, be piohlblted Ironi selling
Intoxicants to Indians.
IjIJWI.SON, Idaho. Nov. 11. Theie are
enough boiueseekeis nlnady in camp
near the Nes I Vices ivscruUlon to lake
nil the desirable lands to ho opened
foi settlement by proclamation by the
pn-sldent. Kevt'ini hundred aie wait
ing Iu tills vicinity for the opening day.
and hundit'ds more 111 1 In camp at
other points. Many of those who will
make a rush Into Cold Hprlngit in tho
southern pint of the reservation, hiiva
nlicady dossed the line and it is un
derstood the Indian iigenl will diiio
CALLED HER DOWN.
Lucy Piii'hoiihii Ti'liln Too Vlnli.nl to
So It. Ill leago Police.
Chicai.o, III., Nov. 12. To 1111 ftiidlcmc.
of 2,000 sympathizer iu the West
Twelfth street Turner ball, Heir Mort
and Lucy Pnrsons tnntKht spoke of the
ntemory of the dead anurchlsts and dc
nounced tho ikiIIco. Hut 'their languago
was kejtt from being too Intlummablc
by the presence of 200 blue coats, undr
the command of Inspector Shea, who oc
cupied a promluciit place on the speak
Mid. Pursons was the first speaker,
nnd she devoted the first half of her
talk to n review of the Incidents con
nect est with tho Huymuikct massacre.
Only once did she approach the danger
line, when she said: "I would rather In
consigned to the bottomless pits of holt
than walk the golden streets or heaven
with Judge flary." Inspector Bhea
taliped her on the shoulder nnd com
nianded herUo wnse uttcilng such lun
guuge. There was u grout commotion in
the audience, but Chalrmnn Olivet
quieted the people with n few judlclouc
KILLED A CHINAMAN.
Clilcni'o Saloonkeeper ItesentK nu lu
hiiII onered 111-. Jiuoghti-i'.
CJUCAflO Nov. 11. Kdward O'Kccfe.
otherwise known ns "Dutch" O'Kcefc,
Is the man who shot and killed i.iu
Deck Dunn, a Chlpese lnundrinnn tit
37.17 South Ilulstcad street, about noon
yet tei clay. O'Keufn Is u snloon keeper
dring business In Hnlstend street, near
Thlrty-scventli, and yesterday morn
ing cent, his thliteeti-ycnr-old daughter
to the laundry. She noon leturricd and
said a Chlnntilau ut the laundry had
giabbed her by the arm and attempted
to drug her Into the tear of his pluce of
Mr. O'Koefe ut once dressed hlim-elr,
put n revolver In his pocket, nnd went
to the laundry, where tlm girl Identified
Lin Dock Dunn ns Iter ussail.tnt.
O'Kcjfo tien demanded tin explanation
nnd says the Chliiainan rushed at lit 11.
with 11 flat Iron, rtylng ho would kill
him. O'Keefe llredi causing tho Chluu
mim's instant death,
A DESPERADO ESCAPES.
Vin Mrt'urlj AUIies UU I'-inpo ami Dm
Ojiciia, Nel'.,Nov. 12. -A'ieMcC'aity.wlio
cleverly evaded the otllcers of DnuglaH
county last Satin day night, has suc
ceeded In escaping from tho state and It
Is not probable that he will soon bo
captured. Not a photograph of the mat.
Is lit the hands or the otllcers, although
ho has a reputation for being the tough
est customer, iu ull 8-ipy county and
wus In Jail for a considerable length or
time, A reward of $200 Is offered for his
capture and It Is Just posslbhi that be
may be taken In by somo of the police
Iu the neighboring suites who are very
familiar with It I tit and his dealings.
The Omaha deputy sheriffs i-ftuiiied
to the olllee about K o'clock last night
und said that they bad been unable to
Ibid any trace or Vic. They did Jbiu
a clue, however, which strengthens the
bollf that Vlc'ii dopaituro wns planned
and ready Tor execution. This Is In the
fact which they discovered at South
Omaha that during ull or Sittmliiy a t-tt-rnoon,
until nearly r o'clock, John Me
Curly, Vic's brother, was In South
Omaha, apparently killing time, for lie
ivrAj nnl unnti nHntwtlntr 4o oto hiictlmikiu
ttufr .s.M ikliuill( l Wll tMl T"b
'Atout,IJ o'clook Joiu..wrh srvnfleayliiKS
touut iiuuiHiWU iiK onoAoi.'Sfta.nit le.ui
Tiur another saddle horteVrili 1 hlfp. Thin
was the lust seen or John Suturdiy.
A two duys' session of the frecdmon'i
aid society bus begun ut Chli-ugo.
OUR RAINFALL BY SEASONS
MoWliirr t'ontrs hi Nrlirstnt Mn.nlj- It
Um llrontnt; MiiiiIIk.
An article Inadnliy state inperot last
Wednesday prcitented certain facts wlllt
re.rard i the nvetage rainfall or Ni
biviika for the lust nineteen yean?, an
coinpiuvd with that of adjacent stutiM,
from which It appears that our average
lalnfall for the year Is not wry different
from that of ICnnsis, Is In excess of
that of South Dakota, nud even com
pares fa voi ably with that of Mlnne.otu
und Iowa, If we consider the more east
erly position of 'tltCM' latter slates. It
was thus shown that the past two or
three .vents, In which the elements have
seemed so unfavorable here hi the west
and parilf uliuly In Nebraska, have been
exceptional and abnormal years; aim
thai while we muit expect such seasons
heic fioni time to time, yet that there Is
110 reason to think that they uro llablu
to recur often; Unit wo have to go bneh
to the years 1 S."0 to 1M12 to tlnd another
group of year with such a small yeiuly
Hut tc m.iy be asked- "Kven If our
yearly rainfall Is usually ample for the
growth of crops, uro wc not parllcnlnrly
liable to a dclliilfitey In tho gtowltiR
scumiti nnd espeel illy J11 tho ciltlciU
inouthSjWhon the com Is curing',"'
The following table gives 'tlto average
monthly precipitation for the state.
These uwmgcu, us will as those of isist
y-euis, given In the .touniul nmlelo pre
viously icferredto, arc obtained as fol
lows: The state Is dhlded into six sec
tions of equal cu-ru: the average rainfall
of each or tlie.se sections Is first obtained
by taking thu ine-iii of ull tho observa
thins that liuvc been mudo in this see.
tlon; then tin overage Is taken of these
six mennu to give untute average. This
method does away with the objection
that sui lion's it iv not equally dlsti limed
ow-r tho state:
January ,.. o."0
.Mutch -.,,. i.iu
April '..., 2.12
May ..., .G0
Jitue '., 3.t0
July -. .' .i.r.d
August .- n.(i:i
Septemlicr .... l.SH
Nocemlter 1...... O.fis
Deceiuber.. , (Mil
It (hits iippc.u.s that'of Hie 2I.5H Incites
of .eaily rainfall In Nebraska, 10,20
Inches, or CO per cent of the entire
iiiiioiiut, fulls during the live immtliH or
the growing season, April to August, in
clusive. TJ1.1t wo may see how we com
pare In tilts respect with other state,
the following table, complied from this
iccoid of wentlur bureau station",
shows what per cent of tho total of
yearly rainfall orcurs In these same llvo
months In other localities:
Station Owning Season. August.
Per Cent. Per Cent.
St. Louts, 3d o 4S 7
Cheyenne, Wyo...., 71 in
Dodge City, Km 7.1 in
North Platte, Neb 72 1.1
Omaha, Nub.. 07 10
Union. H. D 74 11
St. Paul, Minn ...fit 12
Duluth, .Minn r.7 It
Davenport, lit r,r 11
Keokuk, la ,....(1 X
It thus appeals that the stales of
Nebraska. Kansas, Dakota und Wyom
ing, with their none too plenteoimsupply
or yearly inlnfnll, have on tlto other
bnnd tlm advantage over the states
lying further to tho cost, thnf u largo
percentage of tills rainfall occur in tin,
growing season, when It Is most useful,
und that as wc go eoatwurd the percen
tage gradually falls off, particularly to
wards the southeast; or. In other words,
Iu the dliection towards which tho act
ual miiouut or rainfall Increases most
decidedly; so that If wo compare tho
rainfall of the growing season alono Iu
different localities, Nebraska does not
appear in so unfavorable n light ns her
small yeiuly rainfall would indicate.
Hut It tiiny still tin asked whether our
raliiMll is not pnrtlculniiy liable to rait
us iu the latter part or tho growing sea
son, In the critical months when the
corn Is earing nud maturing. Dent
again u i-ereruiiro to 'the table given
above will show that we compare favor
ably with the litotes rar.ther cast as to
our peicentngf of August rainfall. A
much larger percentcigo of the entire
e.u'n rainfall occurs In August In llio
western elates than in thowc further
Mori over, n comparison of past years
Is somewhat rcasaurlnK ns to the com
puratlw infrffiueucy of severe droughts
Iu July und August. The average rain
fall of Nebraska for July Is 3,50. nnd for
August 2.01! Inches, and tho following
table will show that the actual rainfall
for these months bus only now and then
fallen seriously below tho iiQrnial
Year. Inches. Inches.
1S70 4.2ft .'1.25
ls77...,.....li 1.4.1 2.01
1878... ...... 1 .'...,., fi.71 2.16
187!) C.')2 l.r.l
18SD t S.flO 3.S7
1R8I a..".S 1.1K
1SS2... , 3.40 1,31
JS83 ,, t... ,.,2ir 3.21
1S8I G.7!l 2.87
issr, 4.3j n.nr,
issr, , i.s :1.2s
13S7 a. 10 -t.13
1SSS ...., 3.10 3.D
18M, r,.77 2.40
1800 ....2.10 2.21
1MH B.47 2.02
1X02. .,.,,, M..2f7 n.2D
1S9.J , 2.2 2.31
1801 1.43 0.74
181.-. , ,l,7:i 3.01
Thus It appears both from a oompur
luit of our yeiuly rainfall for the past
nineteen years w'th-ttuU of other states,
and from it tudy of Its distribution
through the months of the year, thai
thu lxtst two or ttuist seasons have rep
resented cllnitillo coiulltlons which are
exceptional rather than normal, and
which Pre to be expeted occasionally
rather than ordinarily In Nebraska.
O, D. SWUKKY.
UlMi-k lllplilliorlK Ilaebur.
IlKisi'itiMi, Nub., Nov 1'.'. 'Spe
cial.) Several deaths hnvo resulted In
tho central part of tho county from
black dlphthoiiu. Julesburg, Colo.,
I111H placed u tiuurniitlno on tho north
side of town, and tho d I. sea so has
emieed tho suspension of sovoral coun
ty scltoola. Tho weather tho past few
days hus been warm, with no prospocta
aT uaks-itii.' rbaHM'fMMK'S
ffpfcd'of thcrdisenso will Iww
An eNploIoii at tho Uliwkwtil colliery,
u. ur Dti by, I.'r.alan I, causjd tho Ulll.na
of several men,
turn" tio 1
I'.x-M nlcr toliuiiNslonof r lleatrlco
.Moil Mtulid ii-tol, 1
lli'.CTiiKr, Kob, Nov, l!i (Hn
clnl.) --lCx-Wnlcr Conitiilsslonor (I. 15.
llawkltm wuh given another hoarltiB
toiluy, thin tlmti Iti Jimllco rullon's
court and upon tho c-hnigo of obtnlnlne
money under false ptctctuios and of
fcecuiing the slgniitiuo of tho thon
Mayor 9htilt. to two fratidttlont war
rants itinouutlng to $1011.13. Thu pro
cess was similar to that used In tho
enso which was 011 trlnl Saturday lu
county court duplication of bills.
Nearly ten witnesses were examined
today. Unllko the witness for tlm
prosecution from Omaha, thoy wcro
propnrrd to swear to what they knew
Tho defense did not offer any testi
mony. Tho evidence Introduced hy
tho prosecution wriit to show that tho
dates on thu duplicated bills hnd been
chnngod, nnd 11 s they bora Hawkins'
"O. K." tho presumption was that tho
changcH went inndo by him. M. T.
CimiinliigH, In whoso favor tho largest,
bill nnd warrant wcro drawn, testified
that ho know nothing nbout them nnd
did not'iccpho tho money. Murphy
and Colby wnrincd up considerably In
nrgumotit, nnd the former severely
scored Hawkins. At tho conclusion of
tho hearing Hawkins wnn bound over
to district court In tho mini of $700.
11. 1 Taylor. P. II. Hprngitn nnd (J. II.
Viuiarsdalo appeared ns sureties. ,
TO CAUSE RAINFALL.
A Lincoln Mini Adlsnio it I'mntlral
.1. J, IllddeU of Lincoln contributes toth
public nn article en rnln-utnlting, in
which he Indorses tho concutnlon the
ory of Mr. Wright. In closing ho makes
"It is well known that In ilrylng a fan
It Is ufually parsed through some nub
stance which has a strong atltnlty for
waiter. Of aiioso Atiltstnncc.s thera fl,T
several, of which anhydrous ctkium
chlorldo seems to offer the btst rmults.
It Is, nearly whlto, solid substance,; and
has 'a grea't utllnlty for water, an4 Is
cnpabl.' of nbstit'blng onoiiRh ' water
from thu air to completed? OLsaalve
Itself. U M
"Now, my suggt-.tlon hi llibu I.&.
quantlf' of this substance (previously
thoroughly pulverircdl.'bo setit.lust
n'luive the clwul by cannon, balloon or
otherwise, nnd be allowed o uraduiUly
sr'tile down thtxiugli -the cloud. 'Ijbe
Hevc that ns each tuirtlcte returnii to
the earth It wJH bring with It a drop
of water. Nor -Is this all. It Lswcll
known tha't nlr when cold or molrt Is
'heavier titan when hot or dry, and I
fully helloYe that when, the rusii of
void, moist nlr has 4ecn stnrtcd down
ward cm a. small scale -that It will be
only a dgnal for more of the coo), moUt
nlr to follow In the break already made
by the first drops, nnd especially If
'the clouds should bo bombarded at tho
oil t toil moment, with the atmospheric
cxwwltt Un being favorable, .. rubi
should follow." ' '
TAKEN HOME FOR BURIAL
ruiicral ut llnstlnuH of a Ijito liiinulo
HASTlNtlH, Neti., Nov. 11. (8ccIjiI.)
Thu remains of Cuspur Klsher, who
died at tho asylum at Iilncoln Saturday
morning, were brought to this city yes
terday afternoon and Interred In Park
View cemetery, being escorted to tHelr
last resting place by members of Hast
ings lodge No. 28, K, of P., and a num
ber of friends who mourn his Bad find.
Tho deceased was a resident of Hast
ings for many years and was well liked
by ull with whom ho camo In contact.
About n year ago his mind began tp
show unmistakable Blgns of rapidly
falling and it was not long until ,Uvwaa
found necessary to place him uwUer
restraint. Ho wuh adjudged insane and
sent to Lincoln where his enact was pro
nounced, hopeless from tho first. He
went Into u rapid decline and his death
was not unexpected. Deceased pid no
JUK'Wn relatives In this section of thu
f '- 1
Don't Wunt aincH Known.
Lincoln peoplq continue to take much
Interest In Schlatter, the henler of Den
ver. Hcaicoly u day passes that. some
ono does not return .claiming to Iiavo
been relieved or itches nnd pnlns. The
railroads are not, In the least averse to
encouraging faith In tho healer anil
verily they havn tholr reward. Last
evening a party of about three dozen
Lincoln citizens left 011 the llurllngton
train for Denver for no other purpose
than to try the power of the ex-shoo-maker
to make their atlllctlons vanish.
Just about half of them exacted a
solemn promise from -the ticket agent
that he should not tell 4hnt they wcro
going, showing that not all were proud
of the fact. Among the later arrivals
fiom Denver Is J. D. Johnson who
thinks tbnt the slht of his daughter.
Alice, Is Improving since Hchlattcr laid
hands on lief. His son, who hi deaf and
dumb, was not ut nil aileoted. Henry
Yimney, brother-in-law' or Councilman
Lawior, thinks he bus been cured of a
lame back. Others claim that they
bear better or see better or that rheu
matic pains have left them. However,
not one In six who go out Tor treatment
Is ever heur.d fioni. The uncured ones
keep still nbout It.
OMAHA SCHLATTER CRAZY
l'wolliiiidred More linullctn Start foe
Oiuit,, Kob., Nov, 12, aiec'iiL)
In addition to MO employes of tho Union
Puclflo who went to Denver to bo cured
by Hchlattcr last Saturday, about 200
loft this cvcnlng foV the same purpose.
The ugent of the railway did no other
business today but (ssuo passes to tho
cmployeti and the entrance to his ofllco
wns thronged nil day. Homo of these
who are going nro simply cases of old
ago ami cannot be cured.
Tales of marvellous deeds by Schlatter
continue to bo told,. Ono Omuha street
ittllwuy conductor when.ut Denvcr,und
betnp treated by Hv'hlutter nsked for u
blessing to ho given to a handkerchief
in oider that hip wiro mlBbt be cured
too, Schlatter told him It was no us
for tho vomun hud been dead threw
bourn. The conductor at onco wired
Omaha and found -that he hud been told
the truth. Applications for passes nro
coming upon nil railway offlctals here
by too thousands. Thu excitement
among Invalids Is Intense .
A MrJliiuuiUif.,Kiiua, Qarfloia coUn-
Lty. whtfh Kolnga"o'uwlth her House-
I . . . I . I .1 I .s t t I il n tt I r f nl I f lit t Htk
HUM -uukiin, nuunwu vu '
itoor nnd wsplrba, llvart aiac War
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