The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, October 16, 1896, Page 6, Image 6

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SprcolMnra Aro Vlrtnrltiin nt Law Ilia
yK linn Npvrr (ialnail I'lMnrmlon of
ll Itndj Htory nt llm 11 lie
FIEItCE Imttlofor
n potrilli'il patent
took place In north
ern North Dakota,
near the Manitoba
lino, Hometlmo ago
between a young
man, who claimed
to be a Hon of thu
Individual who had
turned Into stone,
and IiIh friends, on
one rdcli, Mid several museum specu
lators who wre trying to got away
with tbn adamantine liiiman on thu
other, wiyn the New York World.
The tlKht hnppened on the Orlnotok
plateau on the edge of n cliff. The
petrified man had been concealed nt tho
bane of tin- can on. While the specu
la torn were nt work laboriously haul
ing the remarkable eiirloHlty to the lop,
the son and bit. mipportci'H wciu M-on
across the ruvlue galloping fill loudly
toward them.
When tho son euughl Right of the
ipeculntorH he opened lire. The dls
Ihiicp wim too great, however, for the
shot to dike effect. Tho speculators re
doubled their effort, while thn party
on Uie other Hide of the canyon kept
up a steady fire.
The petrllled man was hauled to ih
lop beforn any one huh shot, ami then,
lying behind the mass of stone, 'hoy
leturned the tire with repeating lilies.
The chaum was too gieat to be
Jumped on Ikiipph and Ik about r,even
miles long Flmillv the kou and IiIh
friends went away, pvlilently Intend
ing to come around on the other Hide.
llefore they had time to do thin, how
ever, tho petrllled man hail been suMy
carried away Into Manitoba, and soon
after It wiix placed on exhibition in
large cities ami Iowuh In the north
west. 1'rnm attempting to recover his pet
rllled parent bv foice of arms the sen
hail now tinned to legal pioreedlngs.
In almost every city he has attached
the stone man. ami as a result the cu
riosity has been kept most of the time
In Jails awaiting the decisions of the
com Is. In every Instance the ipceu
lutoi'K have won. There Is no piece
dent In Inw to determine whit evi
dent p it Is necessary for n son to pro
duce in order to prove that a petrified
man is simply ills parent turned to
stone, and so the western Judges have
dismissed the suits,
Tho petrllled man was found on 'he
farm of George McPherrun, in Mar
shall county, Minnesota, by a farm
hmiil. It represents perfectly a man
about six fet high. A few Inches be
low the heart Is a hole which Is sup
posed to bo the mark of a bullet. His
tlmlis were perfectly straight, with the
exception of the left arm. and his eyes
were closed. His mouth wns pait way
open. Tho teeth are still in gooil con
dition and shine like ivory. Thu lips
aie shriveled so that the teeth are dls
plu.ved more vividly. Theie weie a few
hairs on his eyebrows and on the front
part of his skull. One of the toes on
the left foot was broken off.
A resident of Minnesota, after seeing
.in account of the petrlllcatlon, said bo
thought ho knew thp history of the
man. lleforo he saw the stone he aid
"If It is the man that I think It Is 'here
will ho a bullet-hole In the center of
his breast." After visiting the petrl
lled man ho said that he was satisfied
thnt it was the body of l.c Count, a.
Frenchman, and that a son of tho de
ceased was living at Louisville, Minn.
l.e Count was a Canadian voyagur
and guide. He married a half-breed
and, together with her and his two
boys, set out from the city of St. Paul
to guide a party of three Englishmen
to Fort Pembina and return. When
ihpy rej.ched a point on their eturn
Journey which was on the pralrlo along
the i'emblna trail, in what Is now Mar
shall roiinty, Mlnnesoja, they made
camp for the night.
One of the Englishmen had uctnl
very queerly for some days and sud
denly became Insane that very night.
Early in the morning, hefoie the rest
of the party arosp, l.e Count went rut
aide of the tent, where he was met by
tho Insane Englishman, who, wlthvit
the least warning, picked up a rifle i d
shot I-4 Count In the breast.
Thn family of the dead man dug a
riiilo grave In a lonely spot and con
tinued their jotirnej to St Paul. He
fore reaching St. Paul the Englishman
went away and left the family to go
the path alone. This stor.v. It is said,
tan be proven by the elder sou of Lo
Count, who lives ut Medicine Lake.
The petilned man was shipped to
Kargo, N. D., and placed on exhibition.
The elder son of l.e Count, the guide,
hearing of the clreumstances, started
to claim the stone man as the body of
his parent. The speculators wore told
of his Intent and the) scuriied nway to
ihe north, near the Manitoba lino, ami
hid their curiosity at the place whore
thn tight took place,
Thero has recently been a story to
the effect that the molds from which
tho petrllled man was cast had boon
ftyind In nnother state. This Is gen
erally regarded as an attempt to de
stroy public Interest, as a careful ox
amlnatlon of the putrlllcatlon revolt!
much ovldenco to prove that tho Imago
foultl not havo been manufactured
Tho proprietors of tho stone man
huvo already mnilo n good fortune.
They huvo crossed the Hue of North
Dakota and nro now exhibiting their
wonderful find through Canada. A
tock company has beeu organised,
One of the proprietors, a man who him
a mill a( Mln to, thin slate, Haiti reennt
ly Unit lin would ratlior havo tho Htono
man than five mills.
ANrr a l.ons unit HiiMeMfnl Carnrr In
The London Tim's' special corres
pondent at Hiidapest writes: "M.
Munkacsy, the great Hungarian paint
er, Is to return to Hungary and tako
up Ms peimanent lesldence In this
country. An olllclal position has been
conrened upon him with adequate
emoluments. M. Munkacsy has never
given up his Hungarian citizenship
and has, Indeed, lemalned a thorough
Magyar In character, habits and even
In his way of thinking a circum
stance that has Increased his popular
ity with his fellow-countrymen. The
exact position and title which M. Mun
kaesy will hold In Hungary, as also
the time of his arrival, tire, lott to hl
own dlHciotlon. He has two suilios In
Paris, together with his residence,
whloh Is really n museum of art Tho
removal of such Kirtlons of hit col
lection as ho may decide to bring in
Hungary anil the disposal of th re
mainder will take a considerable time.
He has lived In Franco slnte the early
70s, and he has painted theie all his
most celebrated pictures. While the
French have treated him with coiiHlnnt
favor, ho has never (tainted a French
subject. He considers himself to be
under a debt of gratitude to the
French, which he wishes to icpay be
fore leaving Frame. Ho Is, therefore,
looking out for a subject which he
wishes to paint as a faieweli gift, and
Hesitates between a scene from the life
of Napoleon and one fiom that or Joan
of Aic M. Munkacsy will take up his
residence In Budapest, and this may
bo cousldeied im 11 splendid millen
nial presentation made by the Hungar
ian government to the people. It will
be an encouragement to the onager
geneialion of artists, who will thus
have the benellt of M. Munlcuesy's ad
vice ami criticism "
Ami It Cuinc ul llin Itlulil .Mutuant itml
Stiijctl Mm rollrniinii' Anfnr.
From the New Vork Mall and Impress-
He was onl an Italian fruit
wilder. There was nothing about him
likely to Insplie the beholder with feel
ing, one way or another. He was not
lagged enough to call for especial sym
pathy, nor unkempt enough to pro
voke disgust. Yet to the policeman on
his beat lie was undoubtedly tbe ob
ject of considerable animadversion.
'I his was evidenced by the iiniPlentlng
vigor with which he was pursued from
corner to corner by the over-zealous
guardian of the law.
The other day, in a too hurried re
sponse to the everlasting outer to
"move on." the fruit peddler's curt was
upset and his peaches and pears were
scattered over the gioiind and across
the street car track. The enraged po
liceman could hardly icstraln the Im
pulse to ute bis club.
"The dlit.v loafer!" exclaimed be.
"He did It 011 purpose Just trying to
excite sympathy."
"H has succeeded, then." said 0 soft
voice at the olllcer's elbow, ami a neat
Hide woman stopped and began tr
gather up the scattered fiult.
The otllcer's face leddened. lie hesi
tated n moment, and then he. too.
Joined In the work of restoration
To-day the Italian was seen peace
fully il) lug his trade on his accus
tomed beat, unmolested li hi old
enemy, the policeman.
'Ill Sill luii' llraionl.
Very few people aie awaie that the
actual sultan of Turkey is descended
from a French lady. His great-grandmother,
Nachasadll Sultana, consort of
Abdul Hamid 1, was born In the West
Indian Island of Martinique in the lat
ter (inarter of the elghte-Mith century.
I lor maiden name was Aiuiec im
bue de Hlvery She was cousin
and companion In childhoo.l of
another lady, Josephine de la Pa
gerle. who escaped from the guillotine
on which her Hist husband was be
headed, to become Empress of the
French. Mile, de Ulver.v.on the com
pletion of her education at a convent
in Nantes, embarked at Marseilles for
the West Indies. She was shlpwiecked
and rescued by u vessel on Its way to
Algiers, This vessel was captured by
Algerian pirates, and the lady wus tak
en prisoner, and sold as a slave to the
Iley, who In his turn made her a pies
ent to Abdul llamld I. Hy him she be
came the mother of Mabomoud II, the
Heformer, and grandfather of the pies
cut sultan. In 1SG0 the Sultan Abdul
Aziz gave the details of the story to
Empress Eugenie, then in Constanti
nople on her way to Cairo, and very
gratefully claimed her as a cousin.
I'arinnal Appnaranra of Colrrlilgr.
In tils "Llfo of Sterling," Carl.vle
gives us a description of tho appearance
of the poet Coleridge; "Tho deep eyen
of a light ha7Pl were as full of sorrow
as of Inspiration, confused pain looked
mildly fromatliem, as In a kind of mild
astonishment." Another says: "His
forehead was prodigious- a great piece
of placid marble; and his flue eyes, lu
which all the activity of his mind
seemed to concentrate, moved under
It with a sprightly ease, as If It were
a pastime to them to can)
all that thought." Yet anothci
friend of his writes: "Tho up.
per part of Coleridge's face was ex
cessively lino. Hit eyes were large,
light gray, and prominent, of liquid
billllancy, which some ees of tine
character may be observed to possess,
as though thu orb Itself ret tented to
the Innermost recessed of the bruin,"
Itraln Wnrknr lin Morn Trnulil
IIM Molar Than thr l.atiorar.
A prominent New York dentlBt made
the Htntcmcnt the other day, which he
said was bucked by the highest scien
tific authority, that Intellectual pur
suits pluy havoc with the teeth and
that the more a man toils with his
brain the more likely ure his teeth to
disappear or to become diseased boforo
he reaches middle life, says the New
York Journal.
The reason why people In this coun
try have poorer teeth than those of any
other country In the world is because
they live at tho highest possible pitch
of nervous piPSHiire. Savage races gen
eially have teeth superior to those of
civilized ruces.
There are many manual occupations,
too, that have a bad effert on the teeth.
Quicksilver miners, bleachem who use
chloride of lime, people employed lu
soda factories ure uumo of those who
suffer. But the most harmful trade of
all, not only In Its effect upon the gen
eral health, hut also upon tho teeth,
Ih that of making matches. The phos
phorus URed In their manufacture af
fects lu some way the health of the
teeth of those who handle It.
Artificial teeth arc made of alt soiti
of strange substances nowadays, but
probably the most curious of all ma
terials used for this purpose Is coin
piessed paper. A dentist In Germany
has been making them In thlH way for
many years past. False teeth were
never so cheap as they arc to-day, and
at the samp time never so dear. They
can be purchased as low as $:i per set
or they may cost as high as 1.."00.
There aie expensive dentists, ns well
as expensive doctors and It Is not an
uncommon thing for $."(() to be paid
for a new outfit of molars. When It
comes to expensive teeth, or, rather, an
expensive tooth, probably the costlllest
and most highly prized in the world Is
that of a sacied monkey. It Is In one
of the temples of Slam, pieserved In a
golden box. The value the natives put
upon It may be Judged by the fact that
they paid $n.7.')0,0()0 to Portugal for its
tansom when the fortunes of war placed
It In the possession of that nation. The
Cingalese also venerate as sacred a
monkey's molar, while the people ot
Malabar worship one of an elephant's
giluders. lu the Tonga islands a tooth
f 1 mil a shark's Jaw is regarded with leveieuce, and in India the faith
ful adore a tooth that is said to have
hi en once In active service lu the
mouth of Hitddha himself.
The first dentist. In fact, must hav
lived long before Buddha. At any
1 ate, theie weie dentists lu plenty Ic
Egypt and (iieeee ."00 yearn B. C, whe
used gold for tilling teeth and golden
wire for llxlng aillllclul ones. Oold
has even been dlscoveied lu the teetl'
of mummies known to be many thou
rands of years old.
'Ill tlilui'HtlniiHl MiiTcmrnt Vfaa .Slot
In Klwlillli UhpU.
In German), which today we regari
as the home of the university par ex
cellence, the educational movement
sli.iugel) enough, was slow toestabllst
list If. lavs the Quartcrl) Itevi'sv. Thr
low state of civilization, the lack ol
political centralization, the dlalutcgra
thin of civic life, together with the fad
that the bulk of the German student!
touched b) the Intellectual revival
was dia'Mi off to P.uisor Bologna, told
reveiely against the pioductlou of great
national studio. Hence, with tho ex
ception of Prague (1 eally Bohemian)
and possibly Vienna, the tea! Impor
tance of such German universities n
Hcldelheig, I.eipslc and Eifurt dates
fiom the leforin.itlon. which, as Mr
liiislidall antly lemluds us. was "born
in a university" and only made possl
hie through the iinlveisltles. Prague,
like Naples, was the result of n dellnlte
foundation, owing Its cxlstcuco to a
papal bull In 1IM7, followed by a char
ter of Charles IV., of "Golden Bull"
fame, In litis. Founded as a deliberate
stroke of policy. It was copied In 13B5
b) the ilvul Hupshutg cieatlon at
Vienna, ami In both these acta the In
lluence of Frederick's notable charter
of PJ'-M Is distinctly traceable. Striking
mi Is Its mixed constitution, tho chief
Inteipst In Prague will always center in (ayu France to America, "and the Eng
Its tragic history. nsh bigger wheel that won't go round,
The tinlvcislty arono in the ualc)on
age of Bohemia and awoke lo And Itself what do jou Bay to a great, lofty
famous. As the most solid expression i,uiaing that spins slowly like a mu
of tbe passionate Bohemian national- PBtc top? You sit In a splendid hall,
ism, the theater of the bloody struggle
between Teuton and Czech, which only
dosed In tho expulsion of the Germans;
ns the arena of a tierce philosophical
collision between Teutonic and ortho-
do nominalism against Czech nnd
heretical" realism; as tho mouthpiece
of the religious icvival of Mlllez, Mat'
thl.iH, Janow; dually, as the ulnu mator
of Hush, schoolman, leformer, and
martyr, the blnuiul Pnlver.jity of
Pi ague foieshadowed In nilniaurP the
era of Sturm and Drang, which sapped
tbe fabilc of meillaevalisni nnd iihIumcI
in the reformation.
Arllllilal Silk.
Tho process for tho manufacture of
artificial silk Is based upon that em
ployed by nature. The first thing used
Ib wood for mulberry leaves are In
reality tho equivalent of a mulberry
wood. The wood is worked Into u
paste, after being dipped In nitric and
sulphuric adds, is dried and placed In
a bath of ether and alcohol. A trans
formation takoB place and a k,lud of
glue or collodion Is tho result.
l)unirmifrjr Alarm.
She- "Miss Homely makes herself
ridiculous by being to frightened every
time thero Is a thunder storm."
He "Why so?"
I She "Decaiine there bus to be some
, attraction even for lightning."
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Franco built the Eiffel tower and
.timed tip her nose nt the world.
England's retort was to lay the
foundation of tho Wembley Park tower,
Htolld, stupid retort, for, even If the
aew tower Is a few feet higher, It will
be n mere Imitation of the French orig
inal. America's reply to the Eiffel tower
rvtw the Ferris wheel. "Anybody," raid
America, "can pile uteel beams one up
mi another. It Is only a shade more
intelligent undertaking than heaping
itone upon stone; but we have put up
1 structure us big as your tower, and
It goes round, Instead of standing still."
France stopped to think.
Englund bull-headed enough built
1 wheel of steel bigger than ours, and
mrther differentiated by the fact that
t sometimes sticks Instead of going
ound, nnd leaves peripheral parties of
nerry-mukers to spend a night In the
All of this Is an old story.
But now. wo discovered what Franco
na been thinking about, nnd that la
litlte a now story.
jij. '
"Your big wheel that goes round,"
,rp onjv m 0 nimige country cousins.
mder noble arches, surrounded by
jtntely palms and festoons of flowered
NiIU!Hi ant while you eat your dinner
ail,i (jrnk your coffee and talk to your
uestglii nnd hear the band piny, you
i0olv out of the big windows nt n city
whlch seems to move beneath your
i?aze like the cloth of a gigantic pano
rama." Tho Inventor Ib M. Devlc, nnd he
falls his big tower the "Palace of Prog
css." This extraordinary sort of a struc
ture Ib shown In tho architect's per
spective drawing. Tho outer room of
tho building will move at tho rate of
1.U7C meters, or about three feet eight
i..i,u .in,- unenmi which is ns nearly
,s possible to two and one-half miles
an hour. A complete revolution will
t.itrtimii IllUlon of I.lor.
In the manufacture of knives the di
vision of labor has been carried to such
an extent that 0110 knlfo Is handled by
"0 different nrtlsans from tho moment
tho blade Is forgpd until tho Instru
ment Is finished and ready for market.
"And why," tho teacher continued,
should we hold tho agPil In respect?"
" 'Cause It Is mostly tho old men that
m nit thn monov." Tommy answered,
I and tho teacher wasn't nblo to offer
' any better reason.
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thus occupy about two minutes, and
tho views of Paris and of the hills and
plains of the Seine and Mame coun
try will change an rapidly as the ocen
cry changes when one Is strolling alow
ly along a road. The rotary building
will bo only half tho height of the
Eiffel tower, but, as it Is to be erected
nar tho summit of Montmartre, the
highest point within the fortifications,
It will command a broad view, cut only
by the tower of the new church on the
The bearings aie said by the median
leal engineers who have prepared the
specifications to be so designed as to
absolutely ussute the absence of all
senso of motion. When you are not
looking out at the view you will be as
tranquil as in any other building, but
when you swing your chair so that you
face the window you enjoy a serene
motion and contemplate a. constantly
changing spectacle.
The motive power which will supply
the force necessary to turn the struc
ture will be hydraulic, and Its cost has
been calculate,! to be only 37 12 francs
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per hour, although each time that the
movement is cheeked the hydraulic
pressure needed to give It 11 now Im
pulse will represent an expenditure of
'.ML'.SO francs.
Uozler, the taterer and refreshment
tontrnctor, who has made a fortune
out of buffet concessions at all tho race
courses lu tho neighborhood of Paris,
Is the largest shareholder in the en
terprise, and Mnrchand, manager of the
EnlllPH Beigeies, and of two or three
oier less Important variety hulls, has
underwritten a large block of stock and
will control the music and the vaude
ville attractions, which are relied upon
to assist lu drawing pleasure-loving
ParlB to this vortex of delights. The
upper pint of the building will be oc
cupied by a public ball-room to bo open
from 11 o'clock In the evening until '1
In tho morning, and the Bpace Imme
diately below this for an artificial Ico
skating rink, so that tho allurements of
tho Palais de Glace on the Polo Nord
will bo added to those of the Moulin
Hougo and the Casino de Paris.
In Ave run
"Oh, yes," explained Pluto, affably,
"ladles are usually made rather timid
by tho lire nt first. For n week or
two they don't do much of anything
but throw chlnuwaro out of the win
dows and carry feather beds down
stairs In their arms. Yes."
Whoreby It was made to appear be
yond cavil thnt tho owig welbllcho was
essentially spiritual nnd not, ns has
been strenuously maintained In certain
ounrters. u distinctly material and
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mortal entity. ueirou
llarn 1 m Man Tliut Morn lliati Kill
Hip lllll.
A genius lu Tonnwanda. N. Y has
constructed an electrical man. It id
made of steel, and furnished with a
storage battery capable of holding elec
tilclty enough to run It twenty-four
hours at a time. Of course, It Isn't
alive, and et for nil ordinary purpose
It can till the olllce of a man In some
respects It will be an Improvement on
the oidliiaty man. It won't swear,
steal, nor talk llnancc at the store while
otie'B wife does washing and klllB po
tato bugs at home, lu fact, It doesn't
talk at ull. This quality would have
made It an excellent ptealdeutlal possi
bility In the caller purt of the season.
The Inventor of this modest and unas
suming creature Is a man of wealth,
and will Immediately engage In the
munufactiire of electrical men on i
lurge scale. We cunuot have too many
of them. In case of military conscrip
tion u better substitute can hurdly 1p
conceived. Should we become em
broiled In a war with any European
monurchlal effeteness. it would only bo
necessary to send an army of electrical
men against it. Such troojw would
need no overcoats; neither would they
be Btisceptlble to sunstroke. No mat
ter what confronted them, they would
trudge right ahead. The Six Hundred
that undertook to drive Ilusslu out of
the Crimea, and whose foolhnrdlness
gave Tennyson such a nightmare of
meter and rhyme, wouldn't stand a
ghost of a show In u race for fame
along with a regimen of freshly
charged. Hteel-ilbbed electrical men.
Here Is your Ideal soldier. The electrl
tal man can be put to many practical
uses, such as plowing for the farmer
and doing odd choies around the house.
Several of the eastern titles have a
surplus of women. They will be tin
able to tlud husbands without going
west. Of course, no one will claim that
as a husband an electrical man would
be preferred to a nun of flesh and to
bacco. But when a woman finds her
self slowly slipping down the decline of
splusterhood, she's not apt to be
squeamish about her partner having
inch superficial accomplishments as a
talent for music, a llowing penmanship,
or tho ability to use cuss words
Every family will undoubtedly soon
1 have an electrical man to take caie of
' the bees, arrange the Hue fence with
the adjoining neighbor, and to be In
terviewed by book agent.s. Dress one in
petticoats and a more desirable chap
eron could hardly be Imagined. Let us
all extend the hand of fellowship tu
our Iron brother. Life.
Do It Innocently, llrvua Thay llo Not
Know How to lr Wltei.
Women may be charming, wholly de
voted to their homes and their hus
bands, and yet be so tactless, thought
less and aggravating us to drive hus
bands to the extreme of misery. "Any
observant bachelor, could recall the
number of Instances of women who,
from mere want of tact nnd intelli
gence are almost driving their hus
bands mad by getting on the!. nerves.
They forget that busy men require ab
solute bruin rest, change of scene,
change of subject. They forget that
however worrying the Ilttlo affairs of
a household may be, the anxieties of a
gieut business upon which the whole
family's present and future depends
are far gi cater. A friend of mine, who
i.s now nearly a millionaire, told me In
confidence that while he was sitting
one night over his smoking-room lire
wondering whether he could next day
survive a tenlble crisis which was
hanging over his head and might lead
to a disastrous bankruptcy, with debts
to the extent of l!00,000 or bo, his wife
came whining into the room to sa
that the butcher must be paid the next
day and the amount of the butcher'
bill was under -0!
"It Is on such occasions that u man
wants a helpful wife- one who will tell
him about or read aloud the last good
novel, who will say, 'Come, let us go to
the theater to-night: you need chnng
of scene,' and above all, one who knows
Just when her husband require! noth
ing more than to be left alone. It Is
women who get on their husband':
I'orves, that drive them to take bach
elor holidays when they ought to be
getting more enjoyment from the wifo's
companionship. Of course there ure
men who are alwayB out of sorts, spoilt
dyspeptic bears with sore heads, who
require strong minds to manage them
but there are very many others who
only want Judicious, sympathetic treat
ment to be the best husbands in tire
world. Avoid being silly, avoid snylng
silly things or trying to make conver
sation, or commenting on some re
mark your husband has made. Head
and think In order to cultivate Intolll
gence and resourcefulness, with the ob.
Ject In view of being his counselor and
his friend, and above nil, his 'chum'
that word means much." I.omlor
Thn Coat or a llruustil.
The effects of tho drought undei
which New South Wales languished It
18115 aro now registered in dry atutls
tics, nnd the record Is startling. Tin
drought, as measured by tho oillciu
tables, mny be ?uld to havo cost tin
colony i!,000,000 bushels of wheat, 18,
000 horses, nearly 400,000 cattle of va
rlous kinds, more than 10,000,000 a
and 5,000,000 lambs! If to these ftgurei
be mlded the natural increase, whlcl
under ordinary conditions, tho flocki
nnd herds and wheat lands of the col
ony would have known, the mischief,
of tho drought take still more truglcu
Wnnt h rrni'.'
Thero aro still millions ot acres a
good land subject to homestead outr.'l
lu Minnesota and Missouri, lu the foiJ
uier state maluly timbered,