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SEEKS JllS BLOOD
Tragedy at Howclls May Cost
BANK IS LOOTED
THE LATK Ml WISE.
WAS THE OUTCOME OF OLD TROUBLE
Joicpli Blnma SlwMitu Anton Cbetln,
Neighbor, Whllo In 111 lied, and
Aflcrwardi Uoe to a lrae Yard
tut Commit Suicide.
A Fremont, Neb., May 1 special Mtys:
A farmer by the name of Joseph Slama
murderously attacked and shot Anton
Chcda at Howells yesterday morning,
and after committing bis bloody deed,
went to the irravo vard and took his
own life. At an early hour Chcda was
still breathing, but the doctors said
there waH no chance of recovery.
Hlama went to Cheda's house while
the latter was asleep and after run
ning the children out of the house,
went, revolver in hand, into the bed.
room to find Cheda. Alarmed by the
noise Chcda was fully awake when
Slama entered and he told him to
shoot, as he did not fear him. Slama
fired, the bullet taking effect behind
his victim's ear. The murderer then
went to the grave yard and shot him
self to death.
The trouble was of long standing.
Slama and Cheda had trouble over
real estate and their disagreement had
grown to bitterness.
SHOT THROUGH THE NECK
Ted .!. SullWan I.11UI Low ly Ilnrlender
A Lincoln. May I. dispatch says: Ted
.1. Sullivan, living at ir. South Tenth
street, was shot through the neck in
the Shamrock saloon. 7.11 () street last
evening shortly after 0 o'eloik. The
ball entered at the "Adam's apple"
and was taken out at the buck of the
neck. Whether Sullivan will recover
is a matter of doubt. The shot was
liroel bv Will II. Dougheity. a bar
tender, who was on duty at the time.
Dougheity alleges that he ilreil in s.-lf
defense as Sullivan made a movement
as If to draw a revolver and then eanie
nt him with a knife.
The fight between the two men is
said to have started in the saloon when
no one but the bartender and Sullivan
were there. Sullivan and Dougherty
were not friendly for not very long
ago, Dougherty had caused Sullivan's
arrest for lighting in the saloon. It is
btated by those who know something
of the two men that since this time
Sullivan has borne a grudge against
Dougherty and that he showed his
feelings in particular last night.
I Inniulul lnl tiitlon at
l.tiMm tM. 100.
The Hank of Staplehuist nt Stap'e
hurst. Seward county, was entered by
four men anil robbe 1 of about St, 700,
Some of the money wu- recovered.
The large time lock safe was complete
ly wrecked by thiee heavy charges of
nitroglycerine. The entire front of
the small brick building was blown
out and parts of the safe were blown
KM) feet away. The jobbers departed
within a short time after they entered
the building, carrying away with them
the entire amount of money contained
in the safe and some valuable papers.
Some of the papers and 8.10.. in gold
and a small amount in smaller change
was afterwards found along the rail-
road trades soutn 01 Miipiciiursw m
their Might the robbers had dropped
the money on the ground, anil It was
found in the morning when Detective
MaloneV bloodhounds took the trail of
DIES FROM BURNS
Wife of Orneriil WIIm.ii Vletlm of !!
The wife of Major (ieneral .lames 11
Wilson, military governor of the de
partment of Matansas-Santa Clam,
died from the effects of the burns ae-
cidcntally leeelvcd recently while
driving with her daughter. While
alighting from her carriage. Mrs. Wil
son stepped on a match, wiiien ig
nlted her dress. Mie was terribly
burned, although everything was done
to relieve her sufferings. ISovernor
tieneral Wood, tieneral thaflec and
Adjutant Geneva I Itiehards telegraphed
condolences and great syinpalh Is ox
pressed bv eveiy one. ( ubans and
Americans'allke. for the Wilson family
CAHEEK OF THE ILLUSTRIOUS
Ill Itecent tlrnlh n (lrr.it !. to Ttiut
ItellRlun In the United Male liml
iirnt an a Itefuriuer, t'lilpllror and
American Judaism has sustained an
Irreparable loos by the death of tho
eminent and venerable divine, llov. Dr.
Isaac Mayer WlBe of Cincinnati, which
occurred In that city recently. Tho de
parted was the brilliant luminary with
in the ranks of American Israel. Jet
there be light was always the motto of
this noblo man, and tho word enlight
enment sums un the object for which
he lived. He wart editor of the Ameri
can Israelite, which he founded in
1854, and Die Deborah, which ho found
ed In 1805. He was president of the
Hebrew Union college of Cincinnati
since Its foundation twenty-five years
ago, piesldent of the conference, of
American rabbis since Its Inception In
1883, and 11 member of the board of
directors of the University of Cincin
nati. Notwithstanding his gieat ago
SHOOTS SWEETHEART DEAD
Wim MIm Writy.
Later developments In the Chicago
suicide case have cleared up the mys
tery and the body has been positively
identified as Miss Minnie Wray. for
merly of Lincoln. The only reason as
signed for the self-intlicted death is
given by A. N. Oilier of Moliue, 111., to
whom she was practically engaged.
He says that the only cause be can as
cribe for her suicide is that her beauty
had attracted to her many suitors, all
of whom she had rejected. As a con
sequence several are said to have
turned out badly. Friends will tube
care of the body.
Tim Clrunt County Shooting.
Hut little has developed relative to
the bbootlng of County Commissioner
Calhoun. From last reports it seems
that the parties engaged in a hand-to-hand
fight. Connor, being outdone,
pulled his revolver and shot Calhoun
through the hand, the ball passing into
the body. Connor was brought into
town and lodged in jail. Citizens are
in unison denouncing promiscuous
shooting, but both parties being highly
respected citizens, a great deal of sym
pathy is expressed on both sides.
Shot by m Carelemi Hunter.
Jesse Reeves, sou of Cleve Beeves,
was accidentally shot Sunday morning
while fishing at the creek near Madi
son, Neb. lie was in ine act 01 nail
ing his hook when a bullet struck him
in the right leg just above tho knee
going clear through and bruising his
other leg. The shot was fired by some
careless hunter and his presence was
not known to the boy. The wound is
a very painful one.
Alfred !. Vniulerbllt to Weil.
The engagement of Alfred (Jwynno
Vanderbllt, second son of the late Cor
nelius Vanderbllt, and Miss Elsie
French, the daughter of Mrs. Francis
Ormond French, lias been announced.
Francis Ormond French, the father of
Mihs French left n fortune of 815,000,-
000. Alfred Vnnderbilit inherited tlie
greater part of his father's enormous
fortune. He Is twenty-two years old
and a graduate of Yale.
Cllven Year In I'enlteiitlnry.
John Simpkins, sentenced to a year
in the penitentiary for stealing a load
of wheat from 11 farmer in Schooleroft,
Madison county, Neb., will bo taken
to Lincoln, ltudolph Hopplnger, in
the same deal, got a sentence in the
reform school and will be initiated in
tho Kearney school Thursday.
Killed by Holler Kiplonlon.
Five men were killed and three in
jured, one of whom will probably die,
by a boiler explosion at Tifton, (la., in
tho sawmill of S. N. Brady & Co.
The sawmill was almost demolished
and many buildings in its vicinity
were wrecked. The cause of tho ex
plosion is not known.
L'acape From Industrial Hrhonl.
Three girls, two colored, one white,
escaped from the girls' industrial
. bchool at Geneva, Neb. They weie cap
urcd later by the superintendent.
I'nltiiuH llotrniiKciiiont of
licit Underbill wounded his sweet
heart, Anna Davis, sit her home near
Plato. 111., and then ent a bullet
through his own lieait. Miss Dails.
who was seventeen years old. is a
daughter of D. M. Davis, on whose
f I'mboliill wmki-d. The faun
hand and the young girl formed a
mutual attachment. 'I be parents con
sented to their union 011 condition that
the couple would neither see nor cor
respond with deli other fo.' tlnve
months. This period elapsed today.
It is believed the couple quarreled, al
though the parents hac no knowledge
of their estrangement.
CAPTURE CABINET OFFICER
Prominent Kllllpluo In the HiuhIh of the
Major (ieneral Lloyd Wheaton re
ports from Manila that Senor Patcrno
the former president of the Filipino
cabinet, was captured in the moun
tain, near Trin'ulnd. piovince of Hen-
guet. April LT.. I'aterno recently,
through lelatlvesin Manila, tequeslcd
and received permission to enter the
American lines, but failed to appear.
His relatives explained that he hud
been sick for a long time and was an
invalid, lie was taken to San Fernan
do on a litter ambulance by soldieis of
the Forty-eighth regiment.
FLOODS ARE FAST RECEDING
Sltuutlon Bt Wnm, Tex., Is ViiHtly Im-
The Waco, Tex., Hood situation Is
very much improved, the destitute and
suffering being nearly all provided
with wearing apparel and food.
The prospects of the Ilraxos not
overflowing are exceedingly bright, as
the river lias been steadily falling.
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DH. ISAAC MAYEH Wist;.
STOPMINO OF DADAJOB.
Tlirlrliitniiliiiiit 1'nlHli Soldier lli-rumo
Tho fire or the Fiencli was flight
fully accurate and eonteiitrnted. tuys
New Llpplmott. (Jen. Walker himself
blniply dilpped blood; he was a mass
of wounds. Ills ladders were found to
be all too short. The walls of tho
fort 1 ess were 30 feet In height. How
ever, through some lack of staying
power In the French, success at last
ciowued the attack. One man
clanibeicd somehow to the top of the
wall and pulled up others, until about
half of the Fourth Foot (now the
King's Own Hoyal Lancaster icgl-
nient) weie fairly Into the town.
Walker's men took three bastions.
Oen. lMcton, severely wounded, had
not dared to risk losing the castle but
now hearing the tumult of Walker's
success, he sent his men forth and
thousands went swarming through
the town. Phllllpon saw that ull was
lost, and reheated with a few hun
dred men to San Crlstoval. lie sur
rendered next morning to Lord Flt-
roy Somerset. The English now occu
plid the town. With their coinrndes
lying stark, or perhaps In fearful tor
ment. In the fields beyond the wall of
Dadajos, these soldiers, who had so
heiolcally won this Immortal victory,
became the most abandoned drunken
wietthes and maniacs. Crazed privates
stood at the corners of streets and shot
every one In sight. Everywhere were
solelleis dressed In the gaib of moults,
of gentlemen at court, or mayhap
wound about with gorgeous ribbons
and laces. Jewels and plate, silks and
satins, all suffered a wanton destruc
tion. Napier writes of "shameless ra
pacity, brutal Intemperance. Hivngc
lust, cruelty and murder, shrieks and
TiVYI? TflYt1 AVH fJHH 1 f'1('l5 I" strategy, knowing when to put
JJ Ull JUUJO AaUJ VJILUjO. , lHiz.-naw In operation and when
some noon stories foh oun
A Porn Conundrum for the.
l'lkn Mnry of a ! nd
llnlill of tlr.iy Squirrels Now
TURKISH POLICE JUSTICE.
Woman Kill Herself.
The tragic death of Mrs. Huenavista
Hunter, daughter of the late United
States Senator Hums of Platte ("tt..
Mo., has come to light. Mrs. Hunter
shot herself with a revolver at the
home of her sister, Mrs. Koster, Friday.
It is reported that despondency over
her separation with her husband, an
attorney of Sedalla, was the cause of
the deed. Mis. Hunter was a well
known society woman.
Clin llcuil 1IU Title Clrr.
Attorney (ieneral Hreckenrldge en
joys the distinction of being the only
state otlicer in Kentucky whose title is
not in litigation. Judge Clifton .1.
Pratt, the republican contestee, as an
ticipated several dijys ago, quit the
eontcst, and on his failure to file a su
persedeas bond tho undisputed title
passed to Hreckenrldge.
Hklmwlng Hlatlon Opened.
The Ainsworth skimming btation
was opened last Saturday with a cele
bration. Prizes were given ior miu
giving the best test. Speeches were
made and all furmers seemed enthused
Work of IUbulldluK Krcun.
The total amount of icllef received
at Ottawa, Canada, for the sufferers
from the fire was &I4'J,74'.i. This does
not include the government giants.
Dr. Wise enjoyed the very best of
health, and Indications were that he
would live for many years to come.
This Illustrious man was horn at
Stelngrub, llohemlu, April 3, 181'J. He
received his early religious Instruction
from his father, who w.is a religious
teacher; his grandfather was a physi
cian who had graduated from the Unl-
vuislty of Padua. Early In life ho
evinced a great desire to attain knowl
edge, and as soon as ho was able he
attended tho Unherslty of Prague, of
which ho was the oldest living gradu
ate. When he left the university he
settled In Radnttz. Bohemia, where he
became u rabbi. Here he was united In
inarrlace to Mbs Theresa Hloeh. The
young rabbi was a contemporary of the
gicat European Jewish reformers, but
as Europe was then in a state of revo
lution, there was little opportunity for
piogresslve ideas to spread, so Dr.
Wlso Immigrated to America with his
family, arriving In New York July 28.
lS4fi. When ho nrrhod hero Judaism
was also In a chaotic stnte. There were
many congregations throughout the
land which were of an ultra orthodox
nature, but there were ulso a few that
were reformed. Before leaving Europo
Dr. Wise had furnished a plan for re
forming Judaism. This young enthusi
ast was warmly welcomed by Dr. Lll
licnthal. Dr. Looser and other eminent
rabbis. His first rabblnnlcal cull was
to Albany, whole ho remained until
1854, when he was called to l'liim
Street Temple In Cincinnati, where ho
remained until the time of his death.
Tho most Important work of Dr.
Wise was his efforts In the reform of
Judaism In America. In addition to
being editor, rabbi and teacher, he
wrote many books, one of the most
Important being the first English
hatiBlation of a Hebrew prayer book.
Probably the most Important result
of his life work Is the attitude which
the Judaism of today occupies towards
Christianity. By means of numerous
books and lectures all over the country
he gave tho Jews the tolerant view of
Christ which they now hold. He pic
tured Christ us a great Jewish reform
er, who fell a victim to tho Roman
empire's fear that the mission of Jesus
was political Instead of spiritual. It
can bo safely said that Dr. Wlso did
more than any other man of his time
to bring Jew and Christian Into har
mony, and to make tho narao of Christ
honored among tho Jews.
Tho funeral of Dr. Wise took place
in Clnulunutl, from tho temple
in which ho had officiated since 1854,
and wbb marked by the utmost sim
plicity, In nccordunco with his often
expressed wishes. Individuals and
delegations from all over tho country
attended, and the concourse which fol
lowed him to tho grave was the largest
over seen In Cincinnati, A widow,
eleven children and many grandchil
dren survive him. In Chicago Is resi
dent one son Dr. Julius Wise, who
will succeed him as editor of tho Chi
cago Israelite, and who, undor the no'm
de plume of Nlckerdown, has become
well known In tho newspaper world.
A riitroliiimi Trim n Ciwr III
I witnessed In Constantinople an
amusing Institute of Turkish police
Justice. An Armenian and a Kind li.nl
ipiiiueled over the owneishlp of a to
bacco box. As their language grew
more expressive anil their speech loud
er 11 (i-ov.d collided, delighted with
the dispute. The Kurd had picked up
the box on the sheet and the Ar
menian declined it was liK When they
wue about to come to blows 11 pollie
maii tame up and tried to effect a com
promise, but neither disputant would
gle way. At last the Armenian sug
gested that the Kurd should be asked
to declare what was In the box. The
Kurd promptly answered: "Tobacco
and clgaiette paper." The Armenian
smilingly Informed the olllcer that all
the box contained was a Sin-cent piece.
The nolieemnn Bravely one tied tho
mysterious case, then tinning to the
crowd with the air of 11 Solomon, said:
"The Armenian Is the owner of the
box. 1 return It to him. The Kurd
Is a liar. (Hero he smote the man
from the mountains over the head.)
Allah be praised! For my trouble In
deciding this complicated aftalr I keep
the S!5 cents." Chicago Record.
Her Little Itoy.
"Always a little boy to her,"
No matter how old he's grown,
fler eyes ate blind to the strands of
She's deaf to his manly tone.
His voice Is the samo as the day ho
"What makes the old cat purr?"
Ever and ever he's Just the same
A little boy to her.
"Always a little boy to her,"
She heeds not tho lines of care
That furrow his face to her It Is otlll
As It was In his boyhood fair.
His hopes and his Joys are as dear to
As they were In his small-hoy days;
He never changes: to her he's still
"My little boy," she says.
"Always n little boy to her,"
And to him she's the mother fair,
With the laughing eyes and the cheer
Of the boyhood days back there.
Back there somewhere In the mist of
Hack theie with the childish Joy.
And to her he Is never the man wo see,
But always "her little hoy."
"Always a little boy to her,"
The reiipeless march of the years
(iocs rapidly by. hut Its drumbeats dlo
Ere ever they reach her ears.
The btnlle that she sees Is the Binllo
The wrinkles are dimples of Joy,
His hair, with Its gray, Is as sunny ns
is always "her little boy."
merely to threaten with It. Snmetlmos,
howcvor.a cat may meet n clog who 18
cleverer than herself.
A correspondent of rho Youths' Com
panion In California tells of a shepherd
puppy which was always given his din
ner Immediately after the family In
which he resided had finished theirs.
At tho same tlmo the black and whlto
cat was given her dinner. The puppy
ate his allowance with extraordinary
haste, all the tlmo eying the cat's, and
making nn occasional lunge toward It,
Indicating his Intention to take It aa
soon as he had finished his own.
His plate cleaned, he darted toward
the cat, and received a sharp and
stinging slap In tho face, which caused
him to retreat. Then ho Jumped around
and barked 11 proceeding which
caused the cat no uneasiness. Then,
Betting his wits to work, ho began a
Ho got on tho side of the dish toward
which Its handle projected, nnd began
to crawl on his belly slowly up toward
It. The cat ate on, merely watching
the dog with one eye. Nearer nnd
nearer the dog camo, creeping nnd
watching, until his noso reached tho
end of the handle. Then ho gently
took the handle between his teeth and
began to back slowly away.
Tho cat, somewhat confused, no
doubt, made no attack; and as soon an
the puppy felt sure that he had got out
of the "zone of fire," he moved much'
more rapidly away-atid then set him
self Industriously to llnlsh what tho
cat had left.
In this performance the dog showed
Intelligence of no mean order per
ceiving the use of tho handle of tho
dish, and also how the cat might bo
bluffed" and outwitted.
LADY LOUISE TIGHE.
No soclnl event of the century equals
In celebrity the ball given in Brussels
on tho eve of tho battlo of Waterloo.
Tho last survivor of this famous event
hns Just died at Woodstock, Ireland,
and In her last days she often referred
to that night of gayety and tragedy so
graphically described by Thackeray In
"Vanity Fair" and by Byron In "Chlldo
Harold." This woman was Lady Louisa
Tlghe, daughter of the duchess of
Richmond, by whom the ball was giv
en. It was she who buckled on Wel
lington's sword ero ho left tho bril
liant ballroom to go out and begin the
fight which decided the fate of Europe.
Itdy Tlghe's father, the duke of Rich
mond, had a residence In Brussels,
near which city the British undor Wel
lington were encamped. On the night
of June 1C, ,1815, the duchess gave n
ball In honor of tho British ofllcers.
Wellington was there. While tho ball
was in progress a messago from
Blucher enmo to Wellington, nnd about
tho same time the sound of guns was
heard. Wellington, after a few mo
ments of abstraction, gave orderB to
one of his stall officers, who Instant!
left the room. Others saw him go,
and, one by one, they stolo away from
their partners who In many cases
I'luRiie at I'ort Said.
Two fatal cilscs of what is believed
to be bubonic plague have been ofll
chilly reported at Port Said.
l'lrr In a VirKlnla Mine.
A special from Taewell, Vn., says
that Pine Run mine, at Tom's Creek,
Wise county, is on lire. Four men
have been found sufl'ocated and two
others are known to bo in the mine.
The mine lias been Hooded In the hope
of extinguishing the fire.
lliimliiill I'liiyi'r Murdered.
Jim Epps, a negro baseball player
and member of a Brooklyn, 111., nine,
was shot nnd Instantly killed at New
port, 111., by a negro known as "Mink"
after an altercation in regard to the
umpire. "Mink" escaped.
Very Latest In Files.
It was thought that the limit had
been reached In flies when the wings
were put on with cement and n line of
silk, with reversed wings which could
not be pulled out. But now there Is n
fly book In which are separnted legs,
wings and bodies. They are adjusta
ble to ordinary halt hooks from Nob.
1 to 12, accordl.ig to tho fish wanted.
Each part Is tied to a hit of aluminium
tube. The halt hook Is separate. Tho
fisherman observes that tho trout aro
rising to a little fly of which ho has
no specimen. Tho real fly has gray
wings, brown legs nnd a whlto body.
Ho takes out tho combination book
and puts a whlto body on n hook; then
ho adds tho legs and wings of the right
color, and then ho fishes.
never saw their heroes again until
their dead bodies were brought In from
tho bloody battlefield. Wellington
was one of the last to leave tho ball
room, nnd ere he departed tho lady
who has recently died fastened his
sword about him.
A Deformed llny'n Sarrlllce.
He lived In a little village In Italy,
at the foot of the Alps, Ills mother
was n widow, and he, her only child,
wa n uoor little erliinle. When he
thought or his snd condition-that he
could not play like the other boys, nn.l
bat If he grew up he would not be
able to woik like men he felt very
One day he was going through tho
village and stood to rest under tlu
open window of a room In which some
children were playing. One of them
chanced to break a plaything, wiien
nnother took hold of It. and throwing
It out of the window, said: "I'll throw
It away: It's no more use than Hans,
the cripple." Oh. how sad tho words
made poor Hans feel! Ho crept back
home and told his mother, whllo the
hot tears ran down his pinched little
face very hard, Indeed. Ills mother
took him upon her knee and sang a
little song to him that she had often
sung before. It ended with tnls little
chorus: "God has His plan for every
And, although Hans felt very happy
while listening to the sweet tunc nnd
voice, yet he could not believe that
God had any plan for him. But ho was
mistaken. Just nt this time tho Aus
trlans were at war with the Italians,
and trying to take their country. In
order that the Italians might know
when the Austrlnn soldiers were com
ing, they had built large piles of dry
wood on the tops of tho hills, and put
men to watch them night and day.
When nny of these men saw the Aub-
trlans coming, it was his duty to set
Are to the pile. Then tho man upon
the next hilltop would see It and sot
fire to his, and so on, until all tho val
leyB were made awure that the enemy
was approaching and the ltalluns were
roused to meet him. The piles were
called beacons, and tho men that
watched, the sentinels.
Now, one night a festival had been
kept up In 1111118' village. All tho vil
lagers except Hans and his mother
were there; nnd, although Hans had
gone to bod, ho could not Bleep. So,
after a while ho uroso up silently nnd
crept up the hill to stay awhllo with
the sentinel. But no sentinel was
there. Thinking there would bo no
danger that night, and being tempted
to Join tho people In tho village, ho
had left his post. Hans now thought
he could be of some tiBe, for ho could
watch the beacon on tho hill until tho
He had not watched long before he
saw the dark form of an Austrian sol
dier coming upon his hands and knees,
very stealthily, along townrd the pile.
Yes, so It was; and now ho could hear
distinctly the meusured tramp, tramp,
tramp of a number of armed men.
Quick us thought ho set flro to the pile.
Now tho country was wurned nnd tho
people would- bo saved.
But tho enraged Austrian soldier
saw, and fired his rifle at him. Hans
fell, mortally wounded. Hours after
ward ho was found by some of the vil
lagers and carried, bleeding and dy
ing, to his mother. Sho took him upon
her knees and wept over him as
though her heart would break. But
Hans looked Into her face with hlB
loving eyes and faintly whlspored:
"Dear mother, God has His plan for
every man," and expired.
Habit of Clray HuulrmU.
In Addison county, Vermont, writes
M. E. Hall. 1 have often seen the gray
suulrrels, In the autumn, dig holes In
the leaves and earth-apparently nt
random, and bury a nut therein.
Again, In the winter. I have freu.ucnt
ly watched them running over tlio
snow on some warm day, nnd again
apparently digging at random, bring
tii a nut fiom under the snow. Morci
often, however. 1 have seen thorn thus
digging, but I did not see tho nut that
they found. Still 1 am u.uuu m ...
they did Hud a nut-for almost In
variably their mode of proceduio was
to run down 11 tree, thence to a spot
bomu vnnhi distant, dig In tho snow a
few moments, and then run up a tree
again, being unite undisturbed. Ihoy
had evidently found what they had
dug for. ,
Moro especially have I watched tho
fox stiulrrels do this In Greene county,
Iowa. The fox Is closely related to
the gray, and almost exactly similar
In movements and habits. 1 feel stiro
iiu.i tlm common red sciulrrcl of the
eastern portions of the country lay up
a store of nuts for winter consumption.
Once, late In autumn, In Vermont, I
found nearly half a bushel of butter
nuts thus stored. In this case I was
sure, as my wlfo and I watched the
saucy little retl enrry several nuts to
his honrd, which was deposited In a
great cavity of tui old butternut tree
before wo disturbed It. i
I think the pine Kqulrrol of tho Big
Horn mountains, and farther west,
which much rcsomhles tho eastern red,
does not lay up a winter store. My
opportunities of observing them wero
limited, but so far as they went I
thought they gathered each day tho
seeds from the cones that hung on tho
tree ull winter, bo did not need to lay
up a store.
A Unten Conundrum!,
1. Why do you go to bed? Because
the bed will not como to you.
2. When Is a ship like u book? When
it Is outward bound.
3. Why has an ocean voyage no ter
rors for physicians? BccatiBo they are
ucciiBtomed to see sickness.
4. Why Ib a populnr novel like au
tumn? Because Its leaves aro cpilckly
turned and alwayB read (red).
C. Why should a thirsty man always
carry a watch? Becauso there Is a
spring inside of It.
C. Who uro the most exacting of all
landlords? Why, tho children, because
they never fail to make their father
unci mother parents.
7. What is it that no one wishes to
have, yet, when he has It, he would
bo very sorry to loso? A bald head.
8. What conundrums aro aiwaya ai
homo? Those that nro never found'
9. What Insect does a tall father
represent. A daddy-long-legs.
10. When a lady faints what figure
should you bring her? You should
bring her two.
11. Why Is a pig in tho parlor like a
house on flro Becauso the sooner It Is
put out the better.
12. When nro eyes not eyeB? When
tho wind makeB them water.
Softlclgh "You must apologize, sir.
I hear you referred to me as u pom
pous ass." Cynlcus "Well, I'll tako
half of It back. You aro not pom
pous," Philadelphia Record.
A I)K and a Cut.
Any dog, especially any small dog,
greatly respects tho teeth and claws of
a cat. Generally epeaklng, ho will no
moro thrust his muzzlo Into these,
when they nro In action, than a man
will Intentionally put his hand against
the teeth of a buzz-saw In motion. As
a xmle, too, tho cat Is superior to tho
A New Catch Clam.
Hero Is a now game of "catch" tho
boys will enjoy. It Is cnlled "stags
and hounds," and in pluylng It one
boy Is nt first tho hound, and ho must
try to touch tho other players. When
he has touched ono, tho two houndf,
Join In and catch another. When thes
have caught, tho three Join hands and
run after others, until all except one
have boon caught and Joined hands
Then tho ono that has not been caught
has to bo tho hound for tho next tlmo
Lincoln In Scotland.
Scotland seemB n straugo place tt
find n statue of Abraham Lincoln, am
yet there Is ono thoro. It adorns 1
monument erected in old Cnlton bury
Ing ground, Edinburgh, to tho momor;
of tho Bcottlsh-AmerlcunB who fough
in tho American civil war.
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