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Red Cloud Chief.
A groat mnny farmers over tho Btate
tiro publishing notices warning hunt
crs not to trespass on their lands.
If you rnn pet n farm In Nebraska
within two hundred miles of tho Mis
fiourl river nt $30 nn ncro buy it.
II. P. Lowrcy, n gardener of Orantl
Island, thinks ho has tho record broken
on cnbbngcs. Ho brought one to the
city weighing 20 pounds.
Tho gencrnl opinion Is that there
will bo more pralrlo chickens nnd quail
In Nebraska this fall than liavo been
seen hero In fifteen years.
M. Kcrl wa offered $12,000 by nn
Omaha man for his 110 ncro farm lying
east of tho city of Oakland, In Hurt
county, but refused tho offer.
Miss Addlo Reynoldson, a Bonno
county girl nnd n graduate of tho stato
university, was elected to tho position
of assistant principal of tho high
school nt Albion.
Farmers In tho vicinity of Stranda
vlllo nro contemplating tho erection nf
nn olovntor at that point. Tho capltnl
stock Is to bo $3,000 consisting of
thirty shares of $1,700 each.
Columbus has been In darkness for
eovoral nights. Tho council would not
enter Into a contrnct for lights for flvo
years nnd ns a result tho light com
pany turnod off tho "glimmer."
Tho Pallsado mill was Rtruclt by
lightning nnd completely destroyed by
tho flro which followed. Tho property
Is owned by W. H. Cummins of Pall
nado, who carried llttlo or no Insur
ance. Tho ninomlngton Hollow Wall, Con
crcto nnd Improvement company of
Frnnklln county hns Incorporated with
n cnpltnl stock of $G,000. Tho Incor
porators nro O. W. Groon, J. n. Sum-
JY mor and J. II. McGrow, all of Bloom-
David It. Mlkoscll nnd Miss Jessie
Kent were united In marrlngo nt the
homo of tho brldo's parents, Mr. nnd
Sirs. J. M. Kent, nt Kenosaw. Thoy
left for n short visit with relatives In
Lincoln, after which they will visit the
St. Louis exposition.
Mrs. Mntthlns Schmurkor of St.
ChnrloB township narrowly escaped
being killed by lightning. She was
engnged In milking when tho bolt foil,
Rtrlklng tho ground n few feet away,
demolishing tho feed rnck In tho yard
nnd rendering tho womnn unconscious.
Sho remained Insensible for some time
nnd is now suffering from nervous
Tho, now nlfnlfa mill nt Almn Is n
substantial building nnd nenr comple
tion. This Industry Is for the conver
sion of nlfalfn liny into meal, which is
said to bo for superior In results when
fed than in Its natural stato. Tho It.
& M. has built n switch, thereby mak
ing tho shipping prolltnble. This now
enterprise Is expected to ndd material
ly to tho interest of tho producer of tho
product In that vicinity.
John noisier, who owns a farm In
Centorvllto precinct, says tho pros
pects for a good corn crop In Lancaster
county were never bettor. "I have
Eomo wheat that runs twenty-three
bushels tin ncro, snld ho. "Tho avor
ngo will bo lesB, however, for tho
county. It will run nil tho wny from
seven to twonty-llvo bushels. Corn
will run from thirty to sixty bushels.
Where corn has been worked well and
tho weeds havo boon kept down the
yield will go up to sixty biiBhols."
Miss Lizzie Renter of Scrlbnor had
Otto Schweitzer arrested nnd put
undor n pence bond. She says he has
threatened to bodily Injure or kill her.
Tho pair formerly kept company, nnd
flnnlly had trouble. Miss Rontcr says
that then Schweitzer went about mak
ing threats, nnn that ho carried n re
volver part of tho time. Sheriff Dati
man nrrestod Schwoltzer and hnd him
up before Justlco Loosehon. The lat
ter fixed bond at $r00. The parties
concerned are prominent In tho hcrlb
ner vicinity and a hot light Is prom
ised. It Is estimated that Norfolk Is $30,000
fash better o. bemuse of tho Rosebud
registration. Peop.lo on route to Hone
steel passed through Norfolk going nnd
coming, nnd thousands stopped over
night or a day or two nt Norfolk, nnd
all spent money there.
Anton Schulto, one of the local
butchers of Hay Springs, hnd an ex
citing nnd somewhat dangerous experi
ence with n wild cow. Ho went to one
of tho pastures near town and roped
tho cow preparatory to having her
taken to tho slaughter house The cow
when roped nttneked Mr. Schulte, who
took rofugo in his top buggy, which
wns near at hand. Tho cow followed
nnd lunged Into tho buggy nftor him,
throwing him out and tearing tho
buggy into lndllng wood. Mr.
Schulte grabbed a largo sticking knife
he had In tho buggy nnd fought off tho
cow until holp arrived and the cow
was shot, but not until his clothing
was stripped from his body. Aside
from some bruises and cuts ho wns
not seriously Injured. Tho sight of Mr.
I' IW Bcnuiio ngiuing mo lnturiaieu animal
without hat or other clothing on, with
tho blood from tho injured cow
nmearod over bis body, is ono that will
long be remembered by his rescuers.
Ernost Roesnor. of Lincoln, nnd Miss
Martha Luschlnsky wore married nt
tho homo of tho brldo In Plnttsmouth,
Rev. H. Barnman officiating. Tho
couple vlll mako their future homo nt
Lincoln where Mr. Roesner Is nn en
gineer In tho employ of tho Burling
ton. Articles' of Incorporation have been
filed with tho county clerk nt Aurora
by tho Omaha & Nebraska Ontrnl
railway with nn authorized cnpltnl of
$1,500,000.. ..Ha purposo 1 to operate
nn electric railway from Hasting to
Omnhn. Tho promoters are till Chi
SLOWLY (LOSING IN
Port Arthur Siogo a Big Contin
BIG LOSSES ON BOTH SIDES
Aiumrrntlr tlio Jnpuiieie Uavti tha IIiin-
Rlnnn Completely nt Their
Tho London Chronlelo's correspond
ent with General 'Kurnkl, cables:
"Tho fall or Port Arthur Is immi
nent, Tho .lapancso are now within
tho mnln defenses and their guns com.
nuind tho town. Despernto fighting
occurs night nnd dny, nnd tho losses
on both Bides nro enormous.
"Tho Htisslnns nro making furious
counter attacks, but tho Japanese are
clinging to tho positions thoy havo
won nt eo groat a cost."
Tho correspondent nt Tien Tsln of
tho Ixindon Standard says:
"Confirmatory details Just arrived
represent the Japanese ns having
reached n point within 1,200 yards
from tho new town of Port Arthur on
tho west sldo and as being within a
mllo of tho cast dock basin on the
east sldo. Strong reinforcements nre
hurrying tip from Dnlny and Plctzwo,
leaving reserves at both places."
Tho Iondon papers havo numerous
special dispatches from tho far east,
most of them denllng with tho position
of Port Arthur. It Is pointed out that
tho Japancso tactics are similar to
those adopted by General Oyatna in
1894, but granting thnt tho Japancso
have penetrated as far as represented,
which Is considered doubtful, thoro are
still formidable forts to bo silenced
before n general assault Is possible.
Interest Is displayed In what Is con
sidered tho precarious position of Gen
eral Kuropatkln's force. Owing to n
dispatch to tho Dally Mall from Kou
pungtsc, Russian officers confess them
selves completely in the dark as to tho
meaning of tho Japanese movements;
nnd consequently thoy havo no definite
plan. Ton days ngo. feeling that Llao
Yang would bo surrounded, General
Kuropatkln begnn to draw his troops
northward. Then on tho Japanese re
tiring, ho brought them back again,
but continued his preparations for ef
fecting a retreat.
There is no doubt, snys tho corre
spondent, thnt the Russian urmy is
now completely nt tho mercy of tho
Japancso whenever thoy choose to at
tack. The Llao Yang correspondent of the
London Dally Telegraph says that the
Japanese nro pushing on against threo
sides of tho city nenr which thoro Is
continued lighting. A grent quantity
of transport has been sent north, leav
ing Lino Yung ready for all eventuali
ties. Tho rumor that tho Japancso lost
guns at Slnullns, tho correspondent
says, .turns out to bo Incorrect. Tho
"Tho Japanese nro reported to bo
adopting n new method of night nt
tnck. They concentrate searchlights
on the point nttneked, thus preventing
tho garrison from seeing anything."
Federnl Authorltlei Think Tliejr Ilnvn
Clue to Milker of tlitt "Oliver."
Tho federal authorities ol St. Louis
took Into custody William Wynne, n
photo-engraver, nnd turned him over
to the pollco department to bo held.
Great socrecy is maintained regarding
the nrrest, ns no charge, It Is stated
by tho pollco dopnrtmont, has been
placed against tho prisoner, nnd noth
ing can bo learned from tho federal
authorities as to tho reason for having
placed Wynno In custody.
It Is understood, that tho federal
authorities bollovo Wynno possesses
Information concerning Important nr
lests mado In Atlanta, Ga. Tho pollco
refused to permit him to bo seen.
It was learned that Wynno had been
arrested upon the telegraphed Instruct
ions of tho Atlatitn, Ga police de
pat Intent. Tho telegram from Atlanta
stated that several men were arrested
there for alleged counterfeiting nnd
that Wynne was wanted for alleged
complicity. Wynno denied bolng Im
plicated aud said that ho would go to
Atlanta without requlstlon pepers.
N. P. Horn, of Morrowvllle, Kan.,
ana L. S. Grisoll havo a new wagon
balancing scale which thoy will put
on tho markot as soon as arrangements
can bo made for manufacturing the
same. Tho model was tested and
worked admirably, accurately weighing
any article from 50 to 4,000 pounds.
Won Western Oolf CliNiuplnniiili.
Miss Frances Everett, of tho Exmoor
County club, won tho woman's west
ern golf championship on tho Glenvlow
Golf club's grounds, Chicago, by c.
feating Miss J, Auna Cnrpunter of
Westward Ho, ono up on tho homo
green, Tho contest wns closo and each
player porformed like n veteran. Ideal
golfing wenthor prevailed. Mls3
Everett was ono up nt tho turn. Sho
had won four of tho first nlno holes,
lost threo and two wero halved.
THE WEEK'S RECORD
The Two Nw York Unit Clubs nnd Den
ier nro Abend,
Played. Won. Lost. Pet.
New York 110 78 32 .709
Chicago 110 (ifi 41 .C00
Clnclnnntl 112 00 4(5 .589
Pittsburg 10D C3 40 .578
St. IkjiiIb 113 00 53 .531
Iloston 113 43 70 .381
Brooklyn Ill 38 73 .342
Philadelphia ...112 31 81 .277
Played. Won. Lost. Pet.
Now York 107 05 42 .007
Iloston 10'J 00 43 .COG
Chicago Ill C4 17 .577
Philadelphia ...104 00 44 .577
Cleveland 100 00 40 ,5CG
Detroit 107 47 00 .439
St. Louis lor. 42 03 .400
Washington ....107 21 83 .224
Plnyed. Won. Lo3t. Pet.
Denver 112 08 44 .007
Colo. Springs... 109 45 .587
Omnhn 114 G2 52 .544
Dee Moines ....117 59 58 .501
St. Joseph 108 48 00 .444
Sioux City 108 35 73 .324
Cnnndn Wheat Crop (1(1,000,000.
A Canndlnn Paclflo official estimates
tho wheat yield for western Canada
nt 05 million bushels. Threo nnd a
half million ncres will bo hnrvested
Reports received from seventy out
of nlnety-flvo elevators In Manitoba
and tho northwest territories indlcato
a damago from rust of 10 per cent in
Manitoba and practically none at nil
In tho northwest territory. Of tho
seventy stations heard from thlrty
nlno report no damage at nil; sixteen
report only slight dnmngo and fifteen
report dnmugo from 15 to 30 per cent
Telephones In Itnllroaillnir.
Several railroads are using tele
phones inBtcnd of telegraph for train
dispatching. Officials of the Northern
Pacific havo been experimenting with
the telephones on long and Important
soctlons of tho St. Paul-Portland routo
with favorable results. General Mnn
ager H. J. Horn Is quoted as saying
thnt for tho present the new system
will not supplant tho old, but tho tele
phone nnd telegraph will be used al
ternately. Ho states thnt tho tele
graph wires are oftentimes congested
with business nnd the telephono Is ns
sntl8fnctory ns tho telegraph Instru
ment In tho moving of trains and thr
transaction of general business.
Oeorg" W. K. Homey n IJlreotor,
Tho seventh annual, session of the
American mining congress, at Port
land, Ore., ended after electing a
bonrd of directors, which convened Im
mediately thereafter and elected offi
cers with the exception of secretary.
The eastern directors named are E. H.
Ducklet, Missouri; George W. E. Dor
soy, Nebraska, and A. W. Gilford,
Texas. Judge J. II. Richards of Idaho
was re-elected president. Among the
vlco presidents are Dr. E. R. Ilucklcy
of Rolla, Mo. The action of the con
gress In selecting Denver as tho per
manent headquarters of tho American
mining congress and El Paso. Texas,
as Its next meeting plnco wns con
firmed. Would Not bo llelil tip.
While Mr. Aden Guy was returning
from his farm west of Grand Island
ho was nccosted by two men on tho
outskirts of tho city who said they
would tido into town with him. Mr.
Guy's suspicions wero some what
aroused ut their appearance, so ho
whipped up his horse to get away from
them. As a parting salute they opened
flro on him nnd tho bullet from ono
of tho shots enmo uncomfortably near
his head, having passed through tho
cover of tho buggy Just above and in
front of his head. Ho Immediately
reported the occurrence to the pollco
nnd thoy went to tho placo where ho
had met tho mon, but could find nc
trace of thorn.
Sew Tno-jrnr-nlil lteeord,
Artful, brown Ally, bred by tho lato
William C. Whitney, nnd benrlng tho
colors of Herman B. Duryea, won tho
seventeenth renowal Futurity nt
Siteepshend Ray. Tradition, bred by
James I), Haggln and running In tho
name of Sydney R. Keene, and bred
In England, finished third. The
Keeno entries, Sysonby and Wild Mint,
wore favorites In tho betting at 13 to
20, but uot heavily backed In view of
tho short price. Tho Duryea entry re
ceived tho bulk of public wagers at 5
to 2. Tho tlmo made was tho fastest
on record for tho stako over tho full
six furlongs, tho dlstnuco for tho raco
Trauifera of Department Uenenilx,
General Grant will tnko command of
tho dopartmont of tho cast September
28. General Fred Funston has noti
fied tho wnr dopnrtmont that ho is
willing to tnko tho detail of tho do
partmont of tho lakes, mado vacant
by tho transfer of General Grant.
General Funston preferred tho depart
ment of Columbia, but when ho found
that General Williams, wlio had beott
assigned there, already was en routo
with his household effects, Goneral
Funston accepted tho post at Chicago.
WITT? TOCTTt? 71 T,1 Til TAT Til TV
JLilJLi lOOUJW JJJjlinrjJ
8PEECHES OF PRESIDENT ROOSE
VELT AND SPEAKER CANNON.
Alike In the Address of Notification
and In the Response Thereto, xhe
Predominance of the Tariff Ques
tion Is Distinctly Recognized.
Tho two speeches delivered at Oys
ter Hoy on the 27th of July, 1904, first
by Speaker Cannon ns chnlrman of
the committee appointed by tho Re
publican national convention to notify
Theodore Roosevelt of his nomination
for President of the United States;
and, second, the speech of President
Roosevelt, giving notice of his accept
ance of thnt nomination havo set
tled the question ns to wlmr In thn
dominant issue In this year's cam
paign. If any doubt rcmnlned con
cerning the chief Issue, almost the
only Issue, which divides tho two
great parties In tho civic battlo of
1904, such doubt has been completely
removed. The tariff Is the Issue. It
hns been made tho Issue by tho plain
words alike of the authorized spokes
man of tho Republlcnn pnrty nnd of
the cnndldnto chosen by tho unnnl
nious nctlot: of the Republican party.
In his address of notification Speak
er Cannon devoted his attention to
tho tnrlff more Inrgely than to all
other subjects combined. After dwell
ing briefly upon tho splendid history
of the Republican party In Its rela
tion to tho shaping of events and pol
icies, Mr. Cannon suld:
"Under the lead of tho Republican
party for over forty yenrs tho United
States, from being a third-class pow
er among tho nations has become In
every respect firbt. Tho people rule.
The people ruling, It Is necessary that
they should bo competent to rule.
Competency requires not only patriot
ism, but material well-being, educa
tion and statecraft.
"The people, undor the lead of tho
Republican party, wrote upon tho stat
ute books revenue lnws, levying taxes
upon the products of foreign countries
Fccklng our markets, which replen
ished our treasury, but were so ml
Justed ns to encourage our people In
developing, diversifying nnd mnlntnln
Ing our industries, nt tho same time
protecting our citizens laboring In pro
duction against the coinpetlton of for
eign labor. Under this policy our man
ufactured product today is one-third
of the product of tho civilized world,
and our people receive nlmost double
tho pay for their labor that similar
labor receives elsewhere In tho world,
thereby enabling us to bear tho bur
den of citizenship.
"Liberal compensation for labor
makes liberal customers for our prod
ucts. Under this policy of protection
our homo innrkets afford nil our peo
ple a better market than has nny
other peoplo on enrth, nnd this, too,
even If wo did not sell nny of our
products broad. In addition to this,
we havo come to be tho greatest ex
porting nation In tho world. For tho
year ending tho aoth of June. 1901,
our exports to foreign countries were
valued nt $1,400,000,000, of which
$430,000,000 were products of tho fac
tory. The world fell In our debt last
year $470,000,000, an lncrenso of $75,
OUO.OOO over the preceding year.
"This policy of protection has al
ways been opposed by tho opponents
of the Republican party, and Is op
posed by them to-day. In their last
national platform, adopted at St.
Louis, they denounce protection ns
robbery. They never hnvo boon given
power, but they proceeded by word
anil act to destroy tho policy of pro
tection. Their platform Is ns silent ns
the grave touching tho gold stundard
and our currency system. Their chos
en leader, ufter his nomination, hav
ing been us silent ns tho sphinx to
that tlmo, sent his telegram saylng.ln
substnnco thnt tho gold standard Is
established, and thnt ho will govern
himself accordingly If ho should be
Later on In his speech Mr. Cannon
returned to tho Bitbject uppermost In
his mind, ns follows:
'Correct revenue- lnws, protection
or freo trade, tho gold standard nnd
our currency system, nil depend upon
tho sentiment of tho mnjorlty of our
people as voiced nt tho bnllot box.
A majority may change our revenue
lnws, a mnjorlty mny chnngo our cur
rency Maws; a majority mny do
stroy the gold standard and establish
tho silver standard, or, In Hon of ei
ther or both, mako tho treasury note,
non-Interest benrlng and Irredeem
able, tho solo stnndnrd of value.
"Sir, let us turn from tho region of
doubt and double-denllng, tho debnt-
ible Innd, to tho region of nssured cer-
alntv. Tho Republican party itands
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fn nmnnM t -i...t- ...- . .
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I standard nnd our currency nvntnm.
All these dwell In leglslntlon c-nncted
under tho lead of tho Ilcntthllrnn nnr,
ty nnd ngnlnst tho most determined
opposition of the Democratic pnrty,
Including Its lender and candidate.
These being our policies, nnd hnvlng
been most useful to the country, wo
havo confidence In nnd lovo them. If
It bo necessary from time to tlmo that
they should be strengthened here nnd
controlled there, the Republican pnrty
stands ready, with loving, competent
hands, to npply the proper remedy.
I say 'remedy.' Being our policies, wo
will not willingly subject thorn to
their enemies for slow starvation on
tho ono hand or to sudden destruction
on tho other.
"Slnco tho Republican party wns
restored to power, In 1897, under tho
lend of McKlnley, our country hns
prospered In production nnd In com
merce ns It has never prospered be
fore. In wealth wo stand first among
all the nations."
Nat less plain and positive on tho
subject of vital Importance of tho
protective tariff as an Issue wns Pres
ident Roosevelt In reply. Ho did not
hesitate to declare himself In har
mony with the proposition thnt pro
tection Is nnd must continue to be tho
settled, permanent policy of the Re
publican party when he snld:
"Wo havo enncted n tnrlff lnw un
der which, during the pnst few yenrs,
tho country has attained a height of
mnterlnl well belne never before
reached. Wages nro higher than ever
before. Thnt whenever the need nrlses
there should bo a rendjustment of the
tnrlff schedules is undoubted; but
such changes enn with safety bo mado
only by those whoso devotion to tho
principle of a protective tariff Is be
yond question; for otherwlso the
changes would amount not to read
justment, but to repeal. The read
justment when made must mnlntnln
nnd not destroy the protective prin
ciple. To tho farmer, the merchant,
tho manufacturer, this Is vital; but
perhaps no other man Is so much In
terested ns tho wage worker In tho
mnlntonunce of our present economic
system, both ns regards tho finances
and the tariff. The standard of living
of our wage workers Is higher than
thnt of any other country, nnd It can
not so remnln unless wo hnvo n pro
tective tnrlff which shnH always keep
as a minimum n rate of duty suffi
cient to cover the difference between
tho lnbor cost hero nnd abroad. Those
who, like our opponents, 'denounce
"-" i-rn ff
protection ns n robbery,' thereby ex'
Illicitly commit themselves to tho
proposition thnt If they wero to re
vise tho tariff no heed would bo paid
to tho necessity of meeting this dif
ference between tho standards of liv
ing for wage workers hero and In
other countries; and therefore on this
point their antagonism to our position
"Hero again wo ask that their
promises nnd ours be Judged by what
has been done In tho Immedlato pnst.
We ask that sober and senslblo men
compare the workings of tho present
tariff law, nnd tho conditions which
obtain under It, with the workings of
the preceding tnrlff law of 1894 and
the conditions which that tariff of
1891 helped to bring about."
The fundamental difference In the
attitudes of tho two parties on the
subject of protection Is herein stated
with great force. Tho Republican par
ty stands committed to tho doctrlno
that only through the operation of tlio
protective policy Is It possible to
maintain tho Amerlcnn standard of
living, while the Democratic party,
caring nothing for tho American
standard of living, but Intent, now as
always, upon cheapening and degrad
ing American lubor, brazenly antago
nizes protection both ns to prlnclplo
and policy by denouncing It ns "rob
bery" of tho many for tho bonelit of
tho few. No matter If protection does
maintain high wages and a high
standard of living. Being "robbery,"
of courso, protection must go. That Is
tho Democratic attitude.
Upon tho general subject of reci
procity President Roosovelt said:
"Wo believe in reciprocity with for
eign nations on tho terms outlined in
President McKlnley's last speech,
which urged the extension of our for
eign markets by reciprocal agree
ments whenever they could bo mado
without Injury to American Industry
Dy this rule there enn bo no reci
procity In products which competo
with American Industry and labor. It
Is a safe rule. It Is tho only Repub
lican rule ns laid down by the na
tional Republican convention of 1901.
It was what President McKlnley
trieant at Buffalo In 1901. It is what
President Roosevelt means now. It Is
also what tho Republican party means
all the time.
jc:tc3wcst3';"'vv;':s.i5;--iv;vr -- . r
An Appeal to Maud.
Como Into tho garden, Mnud, 4
And see how the weed have crown.
They're getting no thick,
And growing ho quick,
I rnn' ti!1 it ni....L
. .. i ,...( viii uu mum-.
So cpmo Into the garden, Maud,
rtui. giyo me n. hi-lplng hand.
There a lot of wltchgrass
In thn letture, alas!
And It's growing to hent the band!
rjome Itltn ihn i-n.flMi tt 1
And do weed the onions first!
Dip lettuce In had,
And the bcetn make nip sad.
, nut the onion bed Is the won't. . .
so put on your bloomers. Maud. '
And tiickle tho pesky wteda
Without nny fus.s.
I' or woe In iiH,
If ever they scatter their seod.i!
Come Into the garden. Maud.
or the black bat. night, has flown.
There s plenty of work,
fco don't try to shirk
And havo It to mo alone.
Jtiit quicken your motions, Maud.
And banish that haughty sneer
And kneel down In tho dew,
I-or lt'8 right up to you
1o help get this garden clear!
A Novel Team.
The owner of a lnrce ostrich farm
In southern Cnllfomln has trained a 4
pair or these huco b rds tn drlvn
ho would drive horses, hitching them
to a ngnt huggy or trotting cart,
which has In Its design n third whnnl.
This Is to prevent tho vehiclo from
turning over. It Is bv no mnntis nn
easy task to drive such a wlerd team,
as you can not pull up your "horses"
by reins. If you did It would probably
result In serious Injury to tho vnlu
ablo birds. Tho only way to guldo
tho conveyance Is to hit tho offsldo
bird on tho opposite side to that
which you want him to go. Another
objection to this kind or "horse" Is 4
that If ho should catch sight of a bit
of banana peel, or something equally
attractive, ho docs not hesitate to
mukc n dive sideways for It. As os
triches go like tho wind, and can
mako a sudden dead stop, the jerk
tho tidcr receives is not a pleasant
ont, If n pleco of orango peel should
hnppen nccldentnlly to meet the eyu
of his strange "horses."
A Chemical Detective.
Truly tho way of the transgressor
Is hard and his Ingenuity Is kept busy
eluding tho constantly Increasing
methods of detecting him. The latest
device Is extremely subtile, and it will
bo n clever thief who can see his way
clear out of tho trap which a scien
tific mind has prepnred for him.
It wns invented by n chemist ol
BudnpcBt. nnd Is a chemical powder,
of n yellow color, which has the
curious property of dyeing tho skin
of tho person touching It a deep blue.
Tho color Is not removable by any
known means, and washing It onl
makes the color deeper. However,
after about n fortnight It begins tc
wear off, nnd nt the end of about,
three months all traces of tho colora'
Hon will vanish.
Sword 276 Years Cld.
Dr. J. W. Peck of Amoret, Mo., Ir
Kansas City yesterday, has an heir
loom In the form of a sword 270 yean
old. Dr. Peck declares It Is tho oldesi
sword In the United States. It wai
brought to this country by his great
grandfather more than 100 years ngo
and has boon handed down in his fam
Uy through tho succeeding genera
The sword bears the date 1C29, dur
Ing the tlmo when Christian, king o1
Denmark, was carrying on his thlrtj
years' war with Sweden. It bears i
picture of the warrior monarch. Oi
ono side Is an Inscription In Germar
as follows: "I nm a good blade If yot
use tno well." Another Inscription ot
the reverso sldo says: "He who ball
no loo for tho benutlful hath no hear
ii hit body." Kansas City Times.
A Queer Pet.
Many peoplo havo wondered whj
fhe Empress Eugenie always carrlct
nbout with her, wherever sho goes, i
llttlo wicker basket, nnd mnny speeu
latlons havo been made as to its con
tents. Tho basket Is lined with cot
ton wool, and In that soft substunci
nestles a hedgehog! It Is tho em
press's only pot, nnd she would my
dream of allowing It to he attondet
by any ono but herself. Sho hai
rather n superstitious attachment ti
tho curious creature, und believes tha'
it hns n tnllsmnnlc power of Insurlnj
her safety and general well-bolng.
Bulls Fatal to Family.
It Is a romarkablo coincidence thai
on tho samo day that John Stewart
of West ford, Vt., was killed by n but'
on his farm his brother, W. D. Stew
art of Bakersfleld hnd n nnrrow escapt
from death by an enraged bull on hli
own farm. W. D. Stewart saved him
self from tho attacks of the Infuriate!!
anlmnl by dodging around a hay cril
built for sheep to feed from.
Well Paid English Lawyer.
Sir Edward Clarke, KC. is snld tt
ho tho best-paid professional mnn It
England. Ho distinguished himself It
tho baccarat case, tho Bartlett east
and the Jameson case, Is a member o
parliament, nnd wns for six yean
solicitor general. His earnings at lav
are nbout $217 nn hour. If ho worki
ten hours n day, .100 days In u year
his Income Is $G51,000 a year.
Benevolent and Useful.
Deacon Arlond Eaton has caused ti
be placed by tho roadside, near till
fnnn buildings, in Hancock, N. H t
stone watering trough to furnish i
public water supply from a novor
falling spring. It Is inscribed, "Eaton
1797-1904," nnd is intended tn mm
memornto tho settlement of his fam
Uy In town.
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