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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 27, 1899)
A CONFIDENTIAL MAN.
They wero very like, this father and
daughter. Lizzie was his youngest,
nnd nlthough she had attained the ago
of IS, she was still childish In her
The Judge placed his hand tenderly
on the little, curly head. "Where has
my little daughter been?"
"Oh, I have been up to the hall talk
ing with the housekeeper and wander
ing through the great rooms, and, oh,
papa! she really took me Into the
beautiful conservatory, and 1 saw bucIi
lovely, flaming passion flowers, nnd
the great, creamy, magnolia blossoms,
nnd, dear me, I can't tell you of all
the lovely things."
She was suddenly stopped by seeing
n gentleman approaching from the op
posite side of the road.
"Mr. Itay, I believe?"
The Judge bowed,
"Agent for the St. Leon plnco?"
"I came to see you In regard to It,
"And you are Mr. St. Leon's confi
dential clerk, Mr. Hartley! 1 believe
I received a letter from him today in
forming mo that you would arrive this
week. Yes, jes; como right up to
the house nnd wo will talk over the re
pairs. Shall we begin them imme
diately?" "Papa, you don't mean to say you
have brought him home a confidential
clerk? You know there aro the best
rooms to be papered nnd cleaned, and
our pink drcases to be made, against
Herbert St. Leon's arrival. Well. I
shall sec that he is put in the llttlo
room over the kitchen. He will never
know the difference," and Ulnncho
sank back in a studied attitude on tho
sofa, wondering If handsome Bert St.
Leon would fancy her lovely pink
morning dress that she nnd made for
his special benefit.
Tho door of tho dining-room was
ajar, and Mr. Hartley, standing before
the fire In the little parlor, had heard
"Mr. Confidential Clerk, you are cry
ing," nnd Lizzie pushed tho white kit
ten from her lap and came over to his
filde. "I am sorry you heard them,
but never mind. I'll bo your friend."
"Your friendship is very dear to me,
my little girl."
"I'm not a little girl! I was 18 last
"Pardon me, young lady, but can
you tell me something of the hall?
What sort of a place is it?"
"Lizzie, Lizzie! you are talking far
more than, is necessary. Go to your
A month had passed by. Mr. Hart
ley had exchanged his close apart
ments over the kitchen for moro com-
Mil. CONFIDENTIAL CLERK, YOU
modlous ones at the vlllago inn,
whenco he calmly ouperlntended tho
projected improvements at the hall,
nnd all the gossip exchanged between
himself and Lizzie was in the courso
of her rambles through the St. Leon
And now Mr. Hartley sat in tho samo
llttlo parlor where Llzzlo had first
vowed to bo his friend, and awaited
the appearance of the Judge.
"You wish to see me, Mr. Hartley?"
"Yes, sir. I came to ask you for tho
hand of your daughter your little Llz
le. I love her moro than my life,
"You can not have her! No, sir. I
look for something higher for my
daughter than a confidential clerk. If
that Is all, I bid you good evening."
Next night tho Judgo rode slowly
home to dinner, feeling a presentiment
"Where Is Llzzlo?" he Inquired of
Blanche, as he entered the cozy dining
room. "In her room, I supposo, mourning
after her dear clerk."
"Well, call her to dinner, child."
Blanche went, but returned imme
diately with a pale, frightened face.
"She Is not there, pap, but this note
lay on her tnble."
Tho Judge broke tho seal and read,
vlth a face that had grown suddenly
"By tho time that you read theso
words, dearest papa, your little Llzzlo
will be another's. I shall bo married
to Mr. Hartley. I hopo It Is not wrong,
for Indeed I do lovo him very much."
As ho folded tho note with stern
features a light step crossed tho
threshold, and Lizzie s arms were
around his neck; tho confidential clerk
Btandlng nt the door with a facj whero
prldo and Indomitablo resolution
struggled for the' mastery,
"Papa, forglvo us!"
"I'll see you hanged first!" roared
the old gentleman, "Begone both of
you! Beg, starve, but never come to
me for assistance!"
"Oh, papa." pleaded Lizzie, "I want
"I won't hear you."
"Bo It so," said tha clerk; "como,
little wife, wo have each ether left,
you Vnow," and they vent from the
ninncho was Just coming out of hys
terics when there came a ring at the
bell, nnd a gcntlcmnn bearing a foreign-looking
carpet-bag wii ushered
"Is this Mr. Itay?" ; ,(
The Judge bowed. " '
"Is Mr. St. Leon here?"
"Mr. St. Leon, sir, is In Paranhnm,
"I think you are mistaken, sir, as 1
have been Informed he Is nt thl8 mo
ment In hl8 native village."
"Herbert St. Leon nt home nnd not
send word to me, his agent? I must go
to tho hnll Immediately."
Tho lights glimmered brightly from
the gothlc windows of tho hnll nnd
winked defiance nt tho blustering
storm without ns the Judge rang tho
bell nt the great front door.
"Mr. St. taon Imb he nrrlved?"
The servant bowed nnd ushered him
Into a room whoso superbly arranged
furniture struck Mr. Itay with an In
definite Idea of luxury.
Lizzie was standing by a tall ala
bastar vase, that stood In the bay win
dow, arranging tho tropic vines that
curled around Us standard, nnd tho
light from tho colored lamps shono
down on the curly head so dear to tho
Judge's heart. Tho confidential clerk
"I wish to seo your master, young
"I am at your service, Blr."
"You are! Who the mischief cares
whether you are or not? I wish to ico
Ir. St. Leon."
"Herbert St. Leon Is my name, Blr."
"You? Well, I thought you wero
tho confidential clerk!"
"I nover told you I was. You took
that for granted. As the confidential
clerk I wooed and won your daughter.
As Herbert St. Leon I could have
gained no greater treasure." Now
York Dally News.
STORIES OF RAVENS.
They Are Clenrrr lllrtln nnd Heem to
Hat e llrmoiiliiK l'onrnr.
Many stories ore told of tho clever
ness of the raven, a bird that really
seems to have reasoning powers. Ono
of theso stories tells how the raven by
n skillful stratagum got a young hare
for Its dinner. It had pounced upon
tho little animal, but the mother bare
drove it away. Then the raven slowly
retreated, nncouraglng the mother to
follow him, and even protending that
ho was afraid of her. In this fashion
ho led her a considerable distance
from the young one and then suddenly,
before tho hnrc had time to rcallzo tho
meaning of tho trick, ho rose In tho
air. flew swiftly back, caught tho young
haro In his beak, and boro It nway.
A similar plan was adopted by somo
ravens that wished to steel food from
a dog. They teased him till ho grew so
angry that he chased them from tho
spot, but tho artful birds turned sharp
ly around, cahlly reached tho dish be
fore him, and carried off the choicer
bits In triumph. As to the raven's
power of speech, the following story,
which Is given on tho authority of
Capt. Brown, who vouches for Its truth,
will show how aptly it can talk. A
gentleman while traveling through a
wood In tho south of England wns
startled by hearing n shout of "fair
play, gentleman; fair play!" uttered
In loud tone3. Tho cry being presently
repeated, tho trnvoler thought It must
proceed from some ono in distress and
at ouco begnn to search for him. He
soon discovered two ravens fiercely at
tacking a third. Ho was so struck with
tho appeal of the oppressed bird that
he promptly rescued him. It turned
out that the victim was a tamo raven,
belonging to a house In tho neighbor
hood, and tho cry that It had used
so opportunely was ono of mnny that It
had been taught to utter. Philadelphia
FOOD IN FICTION.
Women novelists, particularly Oulda.
rarely allow their horocn and horolno3
to partake of a substantial meal, while
In tho pages of the men writers feasts
abound. Compare Dickons and Thack
eray. Each Is fond of feeding his char
pcter3, but Thackeray tell J of tho f easts
with an epicurean touoh, an apprecia
tion of tho de'.lcacles of the tablo,
whllo Dickens' written meals aro al
wuys hearty, plain, boiled beef and
greens nnd meat pies ruling.
In Scott's stories thero Is a hint of
picturesque splondor about the dinners
ho describes. There aro "noble" meals
and much geniality and good-follow-shlp.
Tho elegant young men of whom
Oulda wTltes usually breakfast at mid
day on peaches, chocolato and cakes,
and yet are great athletes and goneral
wonders on this sybaritic diet. Dis
raeli does not descend to specify meals,
but hns a way of Introducing gorgeous
banquotB of unlimited courses. Every
thing In "Lothalr" happens at dinner
parties and "fat llttlo otrds In aspic
jelly" and ortolans usually form part
of the menu.
Tim Itvuk of tho Moiqnlto.
The beak of tho mosquito Is simply
n toolbox, wherein the mosquito keeps
six miniature aurslcal instruments In
perfect order. Two of theso instru
ments aro exactly counterparts of tho
surgeon's lance, one 1b a spoir with a
double-barbed head, tho fourth is a
needle of exquisite fineness, a saw and
a pump going to make up tho comple
ment. Tho spear la the largost of tho
six tools, and Is uoed for making tho
Initial puncture; next tljo lances or
knives aro brought Into play to causo
tho blood to flow more freely. In caso
this last operation falls of having ths
deal red effect, tho saw and tho need.
iro carefully and feelingly Inserted in
n lateral direction in tho victim's fleh.
Tho pump, tho most delicate of all six
of the instruments, in used In trans
ferring tho blood to th SC"KVi stomach.
A .PLUCKY WOMAN PILOT.
8he AttrucU thi-Attention of TuurUt In
Tho vocntlon of Miss Jennlo Vin
cent, tho womnu pilot of San Pedro
harbor, has attracted much attention
from eastern tourlsta lu scuthern Cal
ifornia. Miss Vincent la probably tho
only womnn ntoant-pllot In tho world,
and if Bho had not emigrated west from
her paternal homo for generations nt
Marblchend, Mass., she, would no doubt
bo now engaged in some New England
town In a pursuit that has been wom
an's for ages. Shu Is a slight, blue
eyed, llght-halred, cheerful llttlo lady
of about 23 years. Her two elder
brothers camo to California to engage
In tho new Industry of sardine packing
on tho Pacific coast. Sho camo lator
to keep houso for them. Financial re
verses came upon tho brothers, nnd
Miss Vincent, linvlng no more houso
to keep after the sheriff bad had his
sale, looked about for some employ
ment In her new western home. Sho
had nlways lived by tho sea nt Mnrblo
licad nnd had been with an undo for
days at n time on n steam crnft of
which ho was the engineer. From hor
girlhood she had knowu how machin
ery In small propeller steamboats la
operated, nnd she had many times tried
her hand nt piloting for her uncle. So,
when flnpnclnl clouds lowered over tho
Vincent cottngo at San Pedro, Miss
Jennlo resolved to become- n pilot on
tho hnrbor thero. Sho studied naviga
tion, learned tho laws of pilotage nnd
meanwhile earned somo monoy as a
pilot for n llttlo tug In tho hnrbor.
Iast September she passed nn exam
ination required by tho stato board of
pilot commissioners, nnd last January
sho held hor ccrtlflcato as n second
class pilot. Sho has In the pnst few
months piloted Pacific coast ships into
San Diego nnd Snn Pedro harbors.
Miss Vincent makes from $90 to $120
a month as a pilot, and her ambition
Is to becomo so expert In n few yenra
that she may pasa an examination to
do first-class piloting In Snn Frnnclsco
bay, whoro sho believes sho can then
make several hundred dollars a month.
The pilot fees In California aro $5 per
foot on tho draught of tho crnft nnd
also 1 cents per ton of mcrohnndlse.
There arc many vessels of 3,000 tons
thnt como Into San Francisco bay, nnd
the pay for them is $220 each. New
llruncluis of Work It Ik AitvUablo fur
Tlioin to Take Up.
Thero Is one principle that must bo
strictly adhered to In any succccssful
vlllago musical society, thero must bo
no drone, says tho Ladles' Homo Jour
nal. The lnstnnt that any ono Is ad
mitted to membership on nny othor
grounds than ability the decline of tho
society hns begun. Regular attendance
can bo secured only by arousing tho en
thusiasm of tho mombers. Tho ono
word that expresses the possibilities of
concerted instrumental music for tho
vlllngo Is orchestra. This word, whllo
rathor pretentious In sound, may have
an extremely humblo application. Or
chestra Is mentioned ns opposed to
band; tho orchestra, being Intended for
Indoor practice, Is capable of exerting a
most refining Influence. It Is to chorus
work thnt the vocal energies of tho
singers of the town must bo mainly de
voted, nnd It Is host to assume a high
stand from tho outset, and csta-Ullsh an
"oratorio society," rather than a "chor
us" or "choral olub." For this purposo
a well-balanced group of thirty or forty
voices la sufficient It It Is composed of
mombers who can really sing. A small
chorus of unexpected volumo of tone
Is much more effcctlvo than a largo
one with a disappointing volume. It
may bo just as well to call attention to
tho fact that the largo music empor
iums, especially those in Boston, Now
York, Philadelphia and Chicago, aro al
ways ready to glvo ndvlco and assist
ance In tho selection of music whero
tho members of clubs, Individually
or collectively, do not know Just what
is best for tholr purposo.
"When tho pursuit of wealth tempts
you, my son," snld tho sago, "remem
ber tho fablo of tho fox that hungerod
for somo wonderfully line grapes grow
ing In a garden, tho only entrance to
which was through a holo in tho wall.
It was so small that ho had to fast
throe days beforo ho could crawl
through it. After ho had got lnsido
and filled himself he was too large to
crawl back through tho hole, and was
compelled to fast another threo dnya
before ho could inako his escape from
the garden. So he wont out as poor as
ho went In."
"Yes," said the ambitious young man,
"but why didn't tho fool fox take a lot
of grapes to tho hole and push thorn
out through It? Then ho could have
carried away enough to keep him fat
for a month."
Mrs. Fuller Twaddlo "Yes, she's a
very practical woman, a rogulnr utili
tarian. But they say sho has a skele
ton in her closet." Mrs. Gadabout
Chlnn "She has? Well, I'll bet sho
uses it to hang her coat on to koop it
In shape, If It's anywhere near tho
right slzo." Now York World.
Herr Krupp, who Is ono of tho rich
est men in Prussia, is a son of the
founder of thu Esson steel works, Old
Krupp started with two men In 1827.
The son now employs 20,000 workmen
in tho mills and mines and has built
thorn 20,000 houses.
Two may talk and ons may hear, ut
three cannot take" oart In a conversa
tion of the most sU'virc and scarehtajf
IT IS TOKNADO-PJlOOtf
a most remarkable freak
Tonmno-l'roof Home Thnt Act" I, Ik
Wt-itther Vane Another llounn
Unlit In tho Hlmpe of nit l'.lrphuiit
Other Curlo.ltlra. V
A New York gentleman Invented In
18'JO a tornado-proof houso, which was
to act nutoniatlcally In self-doftinHo,
nnd which might bo utilized clthor as
a residence or ns a plnco of rcfugo
during a storm. The structure was
built with wcdge-slmped points nt
cither end like the bow of a ship, und
wns mounted on wheels which moved
on a circular track. A largo, strong
wing or vane projected from ono end
of the house nnd wns Intended to net,
under tho Influence of a high wind, na
a kind of wenthcrcock and wheel tho
building around on n pivot, so as to
present Its shnrponed edgo to tho blast.
An appropriate apparatus underneath
tho house provided for holding It
ntlflly lu position except under the no
tion of a tornndo; but the originator
of this brilliant contrivance apparently
assumed thnt n tornado blows steadily
from ono direction, and loft out of his
calculations lt twisting qunlltles. Tho
lnmntes of this plnco of refuge, when
swept by tho revolving hurrlcnnc,
might be considerably nstoulshed by Its
rnpldlty of circumlocution. However,
tho hopeful lnvontor ndds to his de
scription of tho structure a suggestion
that It might be peculiarly ndnpted for
U8o ns a hospital, slnco It could bo
turned on Its wheels by mechanical
forces so ns to present the Blck wnrd
to tho sunshine throughout thu length
of tho day, or to tho ventilating effect
of the breeze from whatovcr quarter It
might bo blowing. A private residence
which could be turned so ns to follow
tho sun nnd cnuso Its purifying rays
to shlnu Into every apartment success
ively Is u magnificent luxury which
commends Itself to every health-loving
millionaire, but its only 'jo minority
possesses n million, the patent will, no
doubt, expire unused. Akin to tho
laudablo Invention Is nnothor which
proposes to put springs under a houso
to prevent Its being shaken down by a
possible earthquake. One of the inoit
rcmnrkable freaks In architecture slnco
tho prehistoric wooilon horso of Troy
Is a houso built In tho ohnpo of an
elephant, which was patented In 18S2
by a gentleman of Philadelphia. In de
scribing his conception this genllomnn
stated that tho form of nny nnlmnl
might be employed, as his principal
object was to elevate tho building con
siderably above tho ground, In order
to permit a good circulation of nlr
below tho apartments nnd to lnsuro
well-lighted rooms. Tho loa of tho
animal, being hollow, wero to contain
flights of stairs leading to tho rooms
above, whllo tho elephant'a trunk
might be effectively utilized nn a chuto
for convoying slopi nnd nshes to tho
sewer, the opening to which might, for
picturesque purposes, bo shaped bo ns
to present tho nppearance of a trough
out of which tho nnlmnl might bo sup
posed to bo feeding. Ono of these ele
phant houses wns actually orccted on
Coney Island, nnd proved quite n proflt
nblo speculation till It was destroyed
by fire. Tho queer structuro was still
standing In 1893, nnd, on nccount of
Its slzo, could be seen nt a considerable
distance Alnslec's Magazine.
One D.y They Didn't Dunce.
Tho organgrlndcr came with his piano-wagon
nnd his helper Into Mul
berry streot. Ho comes every day. A
troop of children flowed along after
him. Thoy camo every day, too. The
old man throw back tho cover, planted
his piano In front of police headquar
ters nnd the children planted tho bablos
they carried on tho steps In front of
a building opposite. All wero rendy.
Tho helper put on his smllo and the
grinder took hold of tho crank. It was
all Just as usual, Just as It happens
every dny, Just as It has happened theso
mnny years. But one of tho little girls
glanced up, poised for tho first step nnd
her gazo was fixed. "Hey," sho cried to
tho organ grinder, and her arm pointed
to tho door back of the bablos. Thero
was a bit of crape on tho bell, Tho
Janitor wns dead. Tho organ grlndor
drew down tho cover, picked up his
machine, tho children gathered up tho
babies. Tho whole troop went off
down Mulberry street and around tho
corner. New York Commercial Adver
tiser. Tronliln In Teaching; MniiVy.
From the Washington Post: An ex
perienced nnlmnl trainer says: "As a
rulo, monkeys nro readily trained, but
occasionally thero Is one, ns in tho
human species, who is a dunco and
won't learn anything, Is positively
stupid nnd refuses persistently to be
como educated. The troublo in teach
ing monkeys Is largely that thoy aro
mischievous. They try to overdo
things, nnd do things which aro not
wanted of them; so that, in order to
mako them perform as desired, steady
drilling is necessary, nlthough thoy
grasp an Idea quickly. Tho only two
species of animals which can bo taught
by precept and example are the chim
panzee nnd tho orang-outang. Thoy
are Imitators, and to Instruct thorn in
doing a thing it Ib only necessary for
tho trainer to do it first himself nnd
then either ono of theso will Imitato
The Ilarber Talked.
Smithy (coming out of tho harbor
fchop) "That ohavo made mo think I
had made a mistake and got Into a
dontlst's chair." Jonesy "WhyT Did '
It hurt bo?" Smithy "No; but I uad
t take gau, you know. Philadelphia
Hlmncctril HniiiBRlrra HrnrchiMl by Mrati
t or the X.ttny.
"It's only a matter of time," said ono
of tho custom houso Inspectors tho
other day to n Now Orleans Times
Democrat reporter, "whon the present
system of Bcarchlng people suspected
of smuggling will be entirely obsolete.
It Is olnmsy, tedious, ciulurrnsHlug,
nnd, worst of nil, Ineffective. Clover
smuggleis of either sex enn conceal
fltunll articles about their clothing lu
such u manner that they simply can
not bo found without completely de
stroying the garments, nnd no In
spector would dnro tako nny Bitch
chances. Tho truth Is thnt searching
us now conducted doesn't nmount to
much except nn n bluff, nnd nil tho old
offenders aro thoroughly well nwaro of
Its futility. What will tako Its plnco,
did you ask7 Why, the X-ray, of
course. No, I urn not Joking; 1 am In
enrneiit. I am confident that lnsido tho
nnxt yenr or two a special form of
npparntus will bo perfected that will
onablo nn Inspector to tnke a suspect
Into u prlvuto ofilcc nnd In thirty sec
onds tell to u ccrtulnty whether ho has
any dutiable articles planted about his
person, nil without so much ns touch
ing him with his finger tips. Ho will
simply stand him In front of nn X-ray
machine nnd look him over through n
fluoroscopy 'Excuse mo. sir,' ho may
say, 'but I'll troublo you for your right
boot. 1 see you hnvo n fow dlnmonds
concealed In tho heel.' Or It may bo
that the man nan a watch or two sowed
up In his underclothos.or n doren ynrds
of gold chain concealed In tho lining
of his cont. It will all appear an plain
as print, nnd, on the other hand, It ho
Is Innocent tho fact will bo demon
strated lu n Jiffy without subjecting
him to tho slightest humiliation or In
convenience. Somo daring rascals hnvo
been known to swallow valuable gems
Just before being searched. With tho
X-ray revolver such a dodgo would
provo trnnspnrcnt In every sense of tho
word, and tho smuggler would bo po
litely requested to move on to tho
stomach-pump department next door.
It's n great scheme, nnd would provo
equally vnluablo In detecting shop
lifters at lnrge dry-goods Htorcs. If I
had time I'd peifoct the Idea and tako
out a patent on It."
Bald to tin nn Ken llurenlu by a Womnn
"Mnrrlago," says a fair correspond
ent, "In common with nil the blessings
nnd evils of this world, Is governed by
the laws of compensation. A man
loses, possibly, a certain nmount of
liberty a vnguo term at best ho may,
perhaps, hnvo to deny himself his cigar
and a few other unnecessary luxuries.
Ho must, In short, bo n llttlo less solf
centered than formerly. Yet nro not
his denials more than amply repaid by
gaining n comfortable homo, where ho
reigns paramount, whero ho Is consid
ered, loved and waited upon at every
step? Above nil, on securing a tender,
sympathetic, loving helpmeet, nlways
ready to sink Into oblivion her own
worries nnd troubles, to advise nnd
cheer him in tho dnlly flight, to sym
pathize In trouble, to uursu In Illness
and to transform his very faultB Into
virtues. All this nnd more n man gains
ns a reward for a llttlo self-denial nnd
nn increased responsibility, nnd I sny
It Is emphatically untruo that men
'rank wedlock as a tremendous nnd
moat undoubtedly uneven bargain.'
Don't Judgo men by a fow who, un
worthy to bo husbands themselves,
hnvo been disappointed In their wives,
or by those small-minded creatures
who lack the faculty for seeing two
sides of a question. No; marriage,
whoro man nnd wife aro true to their
calling, Is nn undoubtedly oven and
Ingenuity of the Tnlillnnx.
Tho Tahltans nro said to bo tho pco
plo most serviceable to tho travoler.
They socm, In fact, to command nt nil
times the principal conveniences of llfo.
Half an hour of daylight Is sufficient
for building a house of tho stems and
leaves of tho fehl banana, and llro Is
produced by rubbing sticks. If tho
running water Is deeply sunk among
stones, by working In banann loaves
they bring It to tho surface. Tho chaso
of cols, which In those dripping moun
tains become almost amphibious, of
fers anothor Instance of their Ingen
uity. They tear off with their tooth
tho fibrous bark of "puran" (Hlblsciu
tillnccus) and n moment nftor npply it
to noosing small fish. If ono Is sont
for fruit ho will usually make a basket
on tho way by plaiting tho segments
of a cocoanut lea. A mat will be man
ufactured with " almost equal case.
Clothing Is always at hand, nnd a ba
nana lenf serves for an umbrella.
Tumblers nnd bottles are supplied by
nlncle lolnts of tho bamboo, and casks
or buckets by tho long stems, nnd
whether von ask for a hatcnct. knife.
nnnnn toothbrush, or washbasin, tho
guides will nover be found at a loss.
San Francisco Chronicle.
The Word Won Him.
Sprockett Wheeler aeemB to bo
stuck on that now doctor of his. Skor
cha Yes, he likes hla up-to-dateness.
When Wheeler waa sick In bed tho first
thing the doctor said was: "01 we'll
havo you on pedals again In a fow
days." Catholic Standard and Times.
Mudgo A man's llfo Is his own
Now, If I took a fancy to commit sui
cldo, what right would you havo to
prevent mo? Yabsley I wouldn't evee
try. Indianapolis Journal,
Aft that Ib best In the great poets
of all countries Is not what la national
In them, but what Is universal Long-fellow.
BODY REDUCED TO A PULP.
Horrible rate of Michael Smith of
Michael .Smith, a farmer livlup; near
vVoodlitwn, met n horrible death last
evenluir iilxMit 8:-0, near a crossing
over thu Union Pacific, ono ntul one
half miles northwest of West Lincoln.
Ills hotly was ground to iv pulp by
Union Pacific passenger train No. 4.1.
lio had been In the city during the day
and was on his way homo. Kflilcnccs
of tho wreck after tho train had
passed Indicated that Smith had at
tempted to cross the railroad track at
a point eight rail lengths from tho
road crossing, nnd that in doing so tho
wagon had tipped over and the box,
heavily loaded with lumber, had
pinned him undornensh it, tho body
and boxload of lumber falling across
tho railroad track. Tho train wns
running ut full speed ami struck tho
wreck on tho track. Tho body of tho
unfortunate driver was reduced to n
shapeless mass. Thu engineer of tho
train, Richard Rowley, did not seo tho
wreckage on tho track until ho struck
It. Tho train was stopped, ait investi
gation made, und portions of tho body
wore found. Tho trait was then
backed to Lincoln and word sent to
tho coroner. Undertaker Walton O.
Roberts and Coroner R. A. llolyoko
went out soon after nnd picked up tho
body, bringing tho remains to Lincoln.
BIG FLOUR MILLS DURNED.
Knrly Morning 1'lrn Totally Destroys
Tho "largo Long City roller mills,
with n capacity of 101) barrels of flour
a tiny, burned to the ground, The llro
seemed to originate Inside, and when
first discovered was burning through
the roof. The mill wait equipped with
llrst class tip to ditto machinery, nil of
which was, together with other con
tents, entirely destroyed. Thu flour
that was being made was equal to tho
best, ami Loup City and community
Httstnlns nn Incpnrnblo loss. The origin
of the llro la unknown. Tho loss la
estimated nt 310,000, with 81,000 In
surance. I'lml nn limine Woman.
Constable .J. K. Caso of Syracuse was
railed out into tho country about nlno
miles southwest, whero ho captured a
cra.y woman that hud escaped from
tho asylum at Hastings about two
weeks ago. Thu tmfortunato woman
was discovered husking corn lu a
field by the sldo of tho road. Sho
would husk out a row, laying tho corn
lu llttlo piles, and then cross tho road
and repeat tho operation thero. Tho
woman is apparently a Rohemlau, and
Is quite unruly, having to bo carefully
watohod. Sho refuses food and no oto
t.coms ublo to understand her. Sho
waa taken back to Hastings.
(I I leu Counting Moot.
W. I. Compton, ficcrotary of tho
Utlca Coursing association, lias Bent
out notices to tho effect that tho Utlca
Coundug association holds its first
meet at Utlca on November 31, 22, 23.
Thero will bo an all ago Htako for tho
statu of Nebraska only. The purso in
divided Into ton monlui, viz: 8100 to
winner, 800 to runner up, S20 each to
uuxl two, S10 each to next four, nnd
310 to thu two dogs bentuu in tho flr3t
round by thu winner and runnor up.
A Tecmimeli Hoy Killed In Mlmourl,
Marlon Fleck, a TcoumMili lnd, was
Instantly killed in an accident in n,
zlno niliio near Wobb City, Mo. Young
Fleck, who is about twenty-one years
old, waH born and reared in Tcoumseh
and went down to Missouri to work
last spring. His parents, Mr. nnd Mrs.
John Fleck, reside in Webb City, anil
ho has a bister, Miss Julia Fleck, in,
'Woman Drop Dead.
Mrs. John M. Morrison, wife of a
prominent farmer and stockman, liv
ing n inlhs west of Ilrownvllle, dropped
dead whllo attending a public sale at
thu roaldonco of Major William Dally,
near Peru. Apoplexy is reported to bo
tho causo of death. Tho interment
was made at College View, Nob. Sho
leaves a husband, two sons, graduates
of Union college, and a daughter.
Drud l'rnin Anpliyzlutlon.
A Mioophcrdcr from Casper, Wyo.,
named II. O. Wallace, was found dead
In his room at tho Merchants hotel In
Omaha, ns a result of asphyxiation.
Tho night porter, A. J. ficott, detected
tho odor of gas whllo passing through
the hallway and traced it to Wallace'.
Norfolk Hoy llailly Injured.
Claude Pollock, a seven-year-old son
of II. Pollock of Norfolk, ran to catch
on tho hind end of Walker's delivery
wagon, Ills left leg waB caught In the
wheel, broken In two places am'. tlu
flesh budly mangled.
Team Htolen nt Illalr.
Davis it Son, liveryman, discovered
that they had become victims of n
horso thief. A man visited tho barn,
and hired n team on tho pretense of
visiting Calhoun, butwhen last heard
from wns In Tckamah, headed north.
Tho bherlff Is hot on tho trail.
Mm. Onffla Dead.
Mrs. Gafllu, wife of ex-Speaker and
nresont Oil Inspector Gaflln, died h
Mncolr. Tho remains wero sont to
Colon, Saunders county, for burial.
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