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About Hemingford herald. (Hemingford, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1895-190? | View Entire Issue (March 20, 1896)
Dr. riiihilclhcsSpnrklc was a great
man in a biiiiiII way. He was tho vi
car ofauimporlautsuburhnii church,
.wherein a highly respectable anil not
wholly unintelligent congregation
was wont to assemble for worship.
In that congregation the pastor had
no enemies, while ho could boast of a
largo number of thorough-going and
ardent admirers. Tho man was ad
mittedly well fitted for his post. Ho
was hind-hearted, liberal-minded,
quick-witted, a fluent speaker, and,
in the opinion of many, a thoughtful
as well as eloquent preacher. Hut,
in truth, "thoughtful" was just what
Dr. Sparkle was not. His great dif
ficulty, and ono that increased week
ly, was about ideas. When ho know
what to say, he could say it well.
No man could produce a more "bril
liant corruscution" or effective flare
up from a pirllry amount of material;
but then, tho fuel had to come from
somewhere, and that was the doctors
difficulty, lie had a reputation to
maintain, and he was fully, almost
painfully, conscious of the fact.
ruder these circumstances, and be
ing sorely harassed by the recurrent
drying up of the well-spring of his
ideas, Dr. Sparkle had his attention
arrested one morning by an art full'
worded circular which was found
axiong his letters. It began as fol
lows: sthictia eitiVATi:. All I'Wiiiii.
Moved b.v tin spirit of H.vmpnlliy, and not
tmtt'd, iih lio Inutility hopes, liy n ilpniri' to
ptotr.olo tin liifilii'Nt piiiIh, tin writ or inl
dicPM'M liitiiHcIf to Ids ovpr-wi ought iiulMire
ly ii(vrmI litetlirrn. Hitviii had nn -i'it!otmlly
wide I'xpoiipuri of pmitU roit in
town und country, unions rich mid poor,
i dnt'iiti'il nnd iiriioiuiit. In- lielii'vcn himself to
lie fully ronvprHiint nitli tho Pinter unit n
(Itiiicnii'iitHofriU'li KcpnriitprliiKHiii tin com
inimity. Xo ono hctter thun tho pti'ent
wtitor known wluit it is to linvo to propiiro
iimiil ii multituilo of other voi'iitiomi tuo.
tlncp. or more scrniiiiiH 11 wook. Ho hns cuf
feuil liinit-oir, n::d etui, tlivn-loit. feel for hin
lirethein who me Hnfl'erinjr. Aeeorilliijily ho
in ntmouH nt thelnupst jniep that will cover
nctiinl outlay, to impart to liin lirothern the
leMilti if n hydem of Horuion production
uhi(hhnn hepti perfected by himu'lf niter
yiarx of nuiouH toil mid profound study.
Dr. Sparkle smiled as he read the
bombastic document, and was about
lo throw it into the waste basket,
when something stayed his hand.
"f wonder whether many clergy
men avail themselves of this sort of
thing, my dear?" he said, tossing the
circular to his faithful wife, who gen
erally sat with him for an hour of a
morning. "To delilcrately get up
and read another man's sermon seems
to me absolutely sinful."
. 'Hut all men are not gifted like
.Vou, Lethe, dear; and I suppose there
Sire some who find it very difficult to
preach a good sermon, suggested
It is the dishonesty of the thing
that shocks me," explained the doc
tor. "If n man can't write a sermon.
'I or hasn't time, lot him honestly say
and road from it; but to go into the
pulpit with a lithograph and deliver
it as his own, is a thing I can't con
ceive any christian man daring to
Some time after fhis. the vicar
found it necessary to appoint a new
curate, tho old one having married a
rich wile and lorth with Kicked over
the traces. Among several appli-
TW. cants, the doctor's favorite was the
jTl Hey. Jonathan Cribber. lint as it
(jr-... necossiirv. inannenranceatleast.
to consult the wishes of the congre
gation (who wore expected to find
the funds), it was arrange. that, lie
lore arriving at the decision, the
young man should be invited to
preach on a certain Sunday evening.
When the day arrived on which .Mr.
Criliber was "to try his voice,"
Dr. Sparkle was suffering from a bad
cold." In the morning, being single
handed, he had no choice but to get
through the service as well as he
could: and. being a man who, when
,put to it, was always equal to the
'occasion, lie acquitted himself very
hereditably. He delivered a striking
tnd pathetic address from the words,
"the foolishness of preaching," and
the physical disability under which
he was evidently laboring, only
served to highten the effect of his elu
sions to the "earthen vessels." to
which celestial treasures were so oft
en entrusted. Hut in the evening,
obedient to his doctor's orders, tho
,50ml man stayed at home.
As the night drew on Dr. Sparkle
becamo very much depressed, despite
all his wife's efforts to cheer him.
"I am sure you would have been
pleased, dear, if you could have hoard
the way tho people spoke of you when
coming out of church this morning.
Tho Grr.ndys had some friends with
them, and they said they hnd never
heard a better sermon."
"And you, my dear what did you
think of it?"
"I think it was the most beautiful
sermon vou over preached." replied
thelndvoatliusiustieallv. "though all
your pennons have been splendid of
late. Soino months ago, you remem
ber, you complained of feeling ex
hausted, and insisted that the foun
tain of your ideas was drying up.
Hut it seems to me thnt ever since
your ideas have been brighter nnd
inoro original than formerly: they
have bubbled and sparkled as though
to match your name,"
"I feel exhausted and utterly dried
PAP to-night, anyhow. I'm fit for
k . . 1 1-..1!m.14-j-.-k lirtMjl I ri lick
tionntely. "Wo must go for a nice
long Iiolidny when the new curato
comes. Only last week Dr. Hriggs
Raid thnt if over a man had earned a
holiday you had."
On Mondny morning the vicar was
so far recovered that lie was able to
receive Mr. (Jrundy in his study.
The worthy churchwarden wjir evi
dently ill at ease. His inquiries as
to the pastor's health were profusod
and long-drawn out; hisobsorvat ions
on tho weather diffusive and incon
sistent. At length Dr. Spnrkle found
it necessary to bring himtothe point.
"Well. Mr. Grundy 1 am waiting
to hear how everything went off Inst
"Oh, lirsf-rnte, sir, first-rate.
Largo congregation, beautiful an
them, offertory above the average."
"And Mr. Cribber?"
"A most excellent young man, as 1
believe, sir. Fine voice, nindeugood
impression that is on those who
hadn't heard you in the morning."
Tho vicar smiled, and looked well
pleased at what he deemed to be a
neat compliment intended tor Him
self. "Well, my friend, you must rwnem
ber he is but a young man and with
out much experience. We ought not
to bo too critical. We all had to
make a beginning once."
"It isn't that, sir. ltwnsthoeoiaci
deuce that struck the people."
"Tho what?" exclaimed Dr. Sparkle,
a vague sense of uneasiness creeping
"The coincidence, sir. He gave us
'The foolishness of preaching' over
again. 1 menu his text wastliesamo
as that which you bo ably expounded
in tho morning."
"Rather awkward," laughed tho
vicar. "I fear it would huve embar
rassed tho poor young fellow had ho
known about it; but, after all, the
thing might easily happen. The
words are in the" evening lesson,
though I took them for my text in
tho morning. You sw, the arrange
ment for Mr. Cribber to preach was
somewhat hurriedly made."
"Hut it isn't only thotoxt it is
the sermon itself the people are talk
ing about, sir. I didn't pay much
attention myself but Mrs. Grundy
will have it that, though the words
were different, the substance, the
backbone, tho skeleton was just tho
"The skeleton!'' exclaimed the
vicar, in a horror stricken voire.
"Well that's the word my wife
used." said tin church warden,
apologetically. "I didn't quite fol
low her myself; for. though I've heard
of people having skeletons in a cup
board. I never know of one in a pul
pit." Mr. Grundy laughed at his
own smartness, but a dark cloud
settled upon the broad brow of Dr.
Poor Or. Sparkle was in a terrible
fix. There was Grundy waiting to be
gulled, and it was incumbent on him
to say something. He gave a littlo
sign, and spoKo 111 inssoitest accents:
"Well, you see, Mr. Grundy, not
having heard this woiidciTul.scrmou,
I cannot discuss the matter in detail;
nor would I wish to think anything
to tho disparagementofn youngninn
who has been very highly recom
mended to me. Several partial solu
tions occur tome, none of them re
flecting unduly on Mr. Cribber. Pos
sibly, we may have looked into the
same commentary "
Mr. Grundy gave a knowing nod.
"Possibly .Mr. Cribber may have
read .some article of mino in one or
oiler of the religious periodicals
treating of this subject . I say possi
bly, though 1 do not at this moment
recall having writtoiianylhingubout
Mr. Grundy gave another yet more
"And there is yet another hypoth
esis connected with tho obscure
topic of unconsciousness cerebration
and reminiscence. I tell you candidly
1 hit ve preached 011 that text before
at the abbey once, and elsewhere
perhaps. Mr. Cribber may have
lion rd me. My thoughts may have
passed into an impressionnblo mind.
There have been most remarkable in
stances of this phenomenon.'
Mr. (Jrundy was evidently impress
ed. "I think," he said, "I can under
stand how it happened now, and the
explanation you have- given is very
interesting. Hut, perhaps, under
the circumstances, you might find
some more suitable gentleinnn for
"I almost think you are right,
Grundy," assented the vicar, eagerly.
"Mr. Cribber seems scarcely up to
the mark for such a congregation as
ours. J here were several other np-J
phcants who were most highly recom
mended Mr. I'layfair, for instance."
Dr. Spnrkle spoke in his most dulcet
tone, but as soon as Mr. Grundy left
the room he sat down and wroto as
follows to the Rev. Jonathan:
Dimii Sac From whnt I'lienr ortlieiwrmon
ileliwil b.v you hint night, 1 re-let that 1 am
obliged to concludo that you mo altogether
ununited to my enracv. .My pcopleluivo been
arenstomed to original, or at all events in
dependent, thought jn the pulpit; and 1 do
not FiippoKpyou would niiin ifmniiitnin the
applicability of eithei oftliero uordn to tlin
din'iiurni ith which you favored tlipm 1
return the teftiniouialxyou nont mo, and lire
to remain, yourt. faithfully, 1. Scaiikm:. "
Having seat this ill-tempered pro
duction to the post, the unfortunate
man was forthwith ashamed of him
self, and would gladly hnvo recalled
it. He blamed himself for all that
had happened, and became a victim
to horrible remorse and abject fear.
His wife had her own suspicions, but
kept them to herself.
That very afternoon the Ilov. Jon
athan Cribber, m hot indignation,
sought out the clericnl agent who
had made up for his own lackof
lirainB nnd onergy, and bearded him
to his den.
"I can only say," roplied the suave
cleric who devoted his energies to
helping his weaker brothem, "that
for originality of thought and fresh
ness of treatment, I consider 'tho
'foolishness of preaching' to be among
my masterpieces. .1 could show you
numerous letter that I have receiv
ed in reference to that very sermon.
There must ,1 tnkeit,bosonictliingvcry
unfortunate in vour voice ormodo of
delivery. Now,! tun about to form
11 clerical elocution class, nnd 1 would
strongly urgo upon you"
"My voice is excellent, sir! I hnvo
been congratulated upon it timo nnd
agaial" roared tho Reverend Jona
than. "1 do not doubt its power, sir,"
replied the agent, with a deprecatory
motion of his hnnd; but it may need
"You talk about letters, sir.
that!" said tho irate Cribber,
rupttughim, und tlin;
note upon the table
Tho agent rend the let tor, and then,
nfteru few minutes' consideration, ho
"Do you mean to say that you
ga'vo them 'Tho iolishness of preach
ing' in Dr. Sparkle's church?"
"1 do; and why not? I paid you
for the sermon."
"You told mo you were in Lincoln
diocese when 1 sent it to you."
"And so 1 was; but I came to town
to see after Dr. Sparkle's curacy. 1
had a perfect right to preach tho ser
mon," said the Rev. Jonathan, fiercely-
"Yes, I suppose you had at your
own risk," admitted the agent.
"Hut it has lost mean excellent
curacy," continued the irate Cribber.
"And you have lost mo an excel
lent client. Good morning."
On the following Sunday Dr.
Sparkle's pulpit was occupied by Mr.
I'layfair, and it was announced that
the vicar, in obedience to the peremp
tory orders ol his medical adviser,
had gone abroad for a fow weeks.
Tht doctor is now, with his faith
ful wife by his side, recruiting his
energies and layinginugenuinestock
of fresh ideas. He has resolved for
the future to have no secrets from
Mrs. Sparkle, and to eschew "skele
tons." London Truth.
Treatment of linliltirss.
A few words anent one of the most
us. Daldness is so widely spread,
nnd so universal among us, that it
is quite fashionable. Nevertheless,
1 shall give a couple of recipes for
that form that is accompanied by
falling of dandruff, whnt is technic
ally know as dry seborrhea of the
scalp. In nine-tenths of these cases;
a euro is possible, that is, hair may
be restored if suilicient putioaeo ia al
lotted with other treatment. Owing
to barbers' failure to givo back to a
man his hair, a general impression
exists that it is no use to try; once
bald, always bald.
This is scarcely ever 1rue of seborr
hea, not in fifty per cent, of cases
from other causes, and whosoever
will try theo recipes willbeconvinced
of their efllcacy.
r or a week, at the outset ol treat
ment, the scalp is to bo thoroughly
washed with a reliable tar soap, such
as any apothecary sells, drying tho
hair thoroughly, but not rinsing out
the tar. If hair has vanished let the
lather dry upon bare spots. Then
begin with a wash composed of resor
cin pure, one dram: castor oil, one
hnlt ounce; bay rum. 7 ounces. Mix.
This is to be applied morning nnd
night, ami well rubbed in. After two
weeks of lotion, have tho following
pomade prepared, and rub into the
sculp nnd hair a portion the size of a
hazel nut every morning: Salicylic
acid, tea grains; nnimonated mercu
ry, five grains; cold cream, onoouuec.
After one week's careful attention
to this treatment, the bald snots will
be covered with a fine, thick, silky
growth, that is forerunner to a crop
Try it. Dr. Hutchinson, in Amer
A Military Camp In the IMmira X. Y.
The convicts of tho Khuira (X. Y.)
Reformatory, an institution in which
criminals under age or who have
committed thoir first crime are con
fined, has been transformed into a
militury camp. "The Yates' bill,"
which recently went into effect in the
Stuto of New York, which prohibits
criminals from working as various
trades while confined for misde
meanors, huve made complaint of
their enforced idleness.
The Kluiiru Reformatory was at
fee ted by tho Yates bill just as much
as the, other prisons ottho State
were. To meet the requirements of
the new law and to keep his prison
ers from Idleness, Superintendent
Hrockway hit upon a plan which
works wonders, lie organized a regi
ment in the Reformatory. The regi
ment has eight companies, a full com
plement of officers, a band of(i0
pieces, and a drum corps of wonder
lul firing and driiming qualities. Tho
boys drill nearly eight hours a day.
Tho prison is now practically a mil
itary camp, with company streets,
officers' headquarters and all other
departments of a military post in
time of war. Tha men are required
to do nil tho duty they would have
to do if regularly-enlisted soldiers in
an enomy's country during a war. It
keeps the men from idleness, which
is the object for which the scheme
WAiNTliD TO MARRY.
On a wild mountain road between
the Yadkin river and Salisbury, N. (,
I came upon an humble cabin in
which resided the idow Watkins
and her three children, the oh lest be
ing a boy or fifteen and the youngest
u girl of ii. 1 had heard of the widow
while ten miles away. Her husband
was a justice of the peace and some
thing of a religious oxhorlor, nnd
what he didn't know about the his.
lory of America wasn't worth look
ing up. His mule ran away with
him one day, nnd fell into a ravine
and both were killed. The widow, as
one of the natives expressed it, was
"the well lixedesf woman in four
counties," having u small farm all
clear and considerable personal prop
erty. Half a mile from-iho house I
met Jeremiah, the boy spoken of. He
was bareheaded, barefooted, coat less
vest less, and so freckled that it was
hard to say what his natural com
plexion was. lie rose up off a rock
as I approached, made tin awkward
bow and said:
'(Vibbius to yon, my hoy. And
who may you be?"
"Son of the widow, ch i
"Yans. He you'll he 'unV''
"Come lo see ma?''
"Yes; I'll slop for dinner."
"Glad on'l. Gv.ine lo liev' chicken.
Ma sent me out to meet you un."
"Many thanks to botltof you."
"Sayl" he continued as he trotted
along beside me, "Hike you 'un; you
'mi wears white shirts and clothes,
and I'll jigger (bet) you 'un known
roots from tree tops. Ilov you 'un
cum to marry ma'.'"
I laughed, ami he was 11111111 put
out for u moment. Then he said:
"Wish you'uii would. Then I could
hev a gun. It you'uii will I'll mind
everything you ay."
"IVrhaps your' mother doscn't
want to marry again."
"Mugs! She'd marry you'uii like
lightning. Say! If you'uii has her
you'uii will git mo a gun. won't you?
Say! 1 know whur I could shoot a
powerful lot o' coons. Say! I'll
speak for ma fur ye if you'un will
promise the gun."
The widow whs at tho door to give
1110 welcome. The second child, was
a 10-year-old girl, was barefooted
and freckled and towhondeil, anil tho
younger one hnd on only a single
garment ami was rolling in the dirt.
"Cam right in ami squat, said the
widow as we shook hands, i'ete Mc
Coy was saying hist night (hat you
was headed this way and would stop.
Ar'ye thirstable? May. jostle him
over a glass of buttermilk. We'll
cribbins (eat) in atiotilau hour."
We talked about the weather, the
state of the roads. etc." assho bustled
around to gin. dinner, but pretty
soon Jerry went out of doors and
"Ma! mill Cum outer yore!"
"Jerry, you shot!" replied the
"Ma! will you 'un marry he 'un?"
"Now, Jerry, if yer don't stop yer
guzzum I'll skin yer alive!" she ex
claimed, as she stood in the door
and flourished a skillet at him.
Jerry made off and sat down on a
log, and the widow turned to 1110 to
pay m; seriousness to he
'1111; sir. Jerry wants a new pop
rigid bad, and I do say that I'm
tired of this yen git tin' along alone,
but I'm ii. t gwine to offer myself to
Just before dinner the oldest girl
made friends with hip materially as
sisted by some candy, and she sud
denlv bawled out:
"Ma! ma! gwine to marry him?"
'Now. Mollie!" chided the mother.
"Wish you would!" added the
.volumes! . who went by the name of
"Now. Nancy! While f do go fur to
say he 'un is the smartest looking
stranger I've seen fur a year, mobbe
he 'un don't Ihinkshucks of mo."
1 kept lighting shy of the main
question, and bynnd by we sat down
to dinner. The blessing-had been
scarcely asked when Jerry, who had
made a tremendous effort to wash
ms nice and comb his hair, looked up j
at. ms 11101 tier ami iiskcii:
"Has- he 'an asked you yit?"
"Jerry!" she chided.
"Hut don't In 'mi want yer?"
"Hut don't I want a new paji and
,1 gun?" he loudly demanded.
"Don't serious him." she said lo
me, as she helped me to f he leg of a
chicken. "While I will go far to de
clare that I have seventy -six acres of
land, three mewls, a cow, thirty-two
hogs, four slacks of hay and 28 in
cash, I've alius sorter disagreed
with second marriages. They mayn't
"Your husband was a good mail,
I've heard." Irepliod.
"Yes. A pumpkin is good good
'uuff fur 11 pumpkin . Hekuowed con
siderable, and thar' wascnnsidornble
he never knowed. He was all good
ness too mil hofit. Never made a
hundred dollars in his life."
'You must have been quite a
business woman to have got along
"You jigger! I kin turn a dollar as
well as this bunt of '01a. While I will
go la. to say swoud marriages are
not alias happy, the lit an who gits
r.o Mttcr nor corn-
1 tmitimrrxl frt tni'ii tlin enlitiict. fnt
awhile, but ns m.oh ns dinner was
...i.i....... .. ... ......'..,'. ,
over.ierry took his mother into the
other room for n cousultutiou, ami
Molly came and sat down beside 1110
"Do you 'un like inn?'
"And she likes you. AVish you wus
my pap. Mobho yon will bo by to
morrow." I went out nnd wit down under a
tree to smoke a. cigar, and pretty
soon Jerry came out. He had a busi
ness look all over his face as he said:
"I've axed ma if she would hev ve."
"Have you? You are real kind."
"And she savs she will."
"And how about that gun? When
shall I git it?"
"Say, Jerry, did you ever have a
dollar all at once?" I asked.
"Lor' no nor two bits!"
"If I'll give yon a big silver dollni
will you h't up on the gun until 1
"Will 't Hoop snakes and bad
lighters, but 1 will!"
I gave him thedollarand bedashed
t hrough the Iiouh to show it to his
sisters, ami then Ktarted on a run for
a neighbor's two miles away. When
I returned to th hotiM and said
I miiHl be going 1 uhh met by such
an avalanche of protests that I
had to agree to stay until next
day. That night 1 "sat up" with
the Widow WntkiiiR. 1 got around
to it after awhile to state that 1 was
living with my third, and had three
sets of children numbering five in a
sot, and that J couldn't possibly see
how I could make her my wife. I was
very sorry, but helpless, ami I hoped
she would let niecad her anew ging
ham dress from Salisbury.
"That's honest and straight," she
said in reply. "While igofurtosay I
like yer looks, and I believe wecould
live happily together, if yo can't
marry, why, ye can't. Ye would if
ye could.wouldn't ye?"
"That's next to it. and I'll wait
f've years on ve and tee how things
turn. MobboYll wait six, but I'll
say five fur martin. I'd as lief boa
fourth as a second wife."
And she is waiting, while Jerry
writes thafguns lievgot sochcaplcss
that he kin git one fur .." M. C'liad
Detroit Free l'res.
Row She Won Him.
"How She Won Him," might well
be the title of a lit tie romance of Now
York City. The heroine is a young
lady, formerly wealthy, but who in
reduced circurriManres, met and
loved the hero, who loved in return.
Tho helo is a young lawyer, with so
keen a sense of honor that ho had
resolved never to marry an heiress,
fearing it might besaidhc wedded for
money. They were to marry when
the hero had gained suilicient foot
hold to establish his professional sue-
ces". And lo. while they waited, the
lady, through the death of a distant
and almost unknown relative, fell
heir to a property larger than she
had originally possessed. The young
man. irue to hissense of honor, gnvo
her her freedom in a short note, al
though the act cost him a great pang.
This brought from tho young lady a
longer note, a-king him to reconsider
liis action, aiai lequorting an inter
view. He thanked her by post for
Iipc kindness and told her
that ns an equal in wealth ho would
have been honored l3 a union with
her, but that now .he was in a posi
tion to make a much more desiialdo
alliance. Tho days that followed this
geucrout-e renunciation of wealth
and happiness were sad ones for tho
young lawyer. About a week after
breaking off his engagement the
young man was startled by the up
pciiraine in his olhce of the girl ho
laid given up. She smiled beamingly
and i-uid: "If you will not marry me
let us at any rate he friends. I need
the advice ol counsel in a suit which
I am about to bring, and for thesake
of old times 1 hope you will do your
best for me." "Hvall means.'' re
plied the astonished disciploof Hlack
stone. "If you will give the facts of
t lie case 1 will attend to it at once."
"I wish to bring a suit of damages
for breach of promise against
. I would not do this only I
know he loos me still and will not
marry mw because he thinks I can
wait and do better."' It is needless
to say that, the case was compro
mised and never brought into court.
A Kiss in the Hark.
Horace Yernet, the artist, wnsgoiug
from Nersaillen to Paris by railway.
In the same compartment with him
were two Judio whom he had never
seen before, but who were evidenlly
acquainted with him. They exam
ined him minutely and commented
freely upon his material bearing, his
hale old age. the st, le ol his dress-,
etc. They' continued their annoy
ance until finally the painter deter
mined to put an end lo tho persecu
tion. As the train passed through
tho tunnel of St. Cloud, tho three
travelers were wrapt in complete
darkness Yernet raised the back ol
his hand to his mouth and kissed it
twice violently, on emerging from
the obscurity ho found the ladies had
withdrawn their attention from him,
and were accusing each other of hav
ing been kissed by tho man in the
Presently they arrived at Paris,
and Veriiet, on leaviug them, said:
"Ladies, I shall be puzzled all my life
by tho inquiry, which of these two
ladies it was that
kissed mo?" St.
The medical name of t!ii aflrrtion
.... . . , -.
whitlows, r.vory one .tun ua-iDeen
attacked y a felon will aliutfc that
it richly deserves it name. The
Saxon name whitlow a white Ilium
refers to the Intent burning pain
which attends it, and Mie whitened
skin over the matuivd abscess.
Thovo are four forma, though if
neglected, the first may run Into the
second, mid the second in to the third.
Tlie llrst Is supertlcial. and originate.
at tho sldeof the nail in the tme skin
under I he scarf-skin, or cutk'le. The ,
pain Is not at llrst sen but if tho
cuticle is not opened and cut nway
with scissors, the skin may ulcerate,
and the pus work it way beneath
In tho second form, the (IimIi of the
llrst joint (phalanx; m inflamed, in
consequence ol sonu injury, or per
haps from the extension to it of tho
first (form. The tin r the finger
swells, ami throbs with burning pain
and pus is soon formed. Httleas tho
abscess is opened early, the pus may
burrow into the tendon nhwitsli, thus
giving rise to tho third form, or even
into tlie substance of the bone, as in
the fourth form.
in the third form, the inflamma
tion begins in the sheath that en
closes the llexor tendons I huso
which bend the linger linh'M the
pus is evacuated quite early, it de
stroys the tendon, burrows into tho
other joints (phalanges)", and (lo
st loys the linger. It "may even ex
tend to ami destroy the entire hand.
In some ruses it has proved fatal.
la the fourth kind. and this is the
kind that is more commonly called a
felon. the inflammation is in iw
membrane (periosteum 1 thnt lnvl
tho bone of the llrst phalanx. It is
(his periosteum on which the life of
the bone depends, ami heals it when
broken. It. can even replace with row
bono largo portions which may havo
If left to Itself, the pus litis to work
Us way to the surface from th very
bono itself, the patient suffering un
bearable agony for several d-iys anil
as ninny sleepless nights. An incis
ion to tlie bono nlon gives relief.
In each form of the whitlow hot
applications are helpful. The in
cision should bo performed by u pkill
fill physician, who will avoid urterie.s
ami be sure of the location of the
pis, for it often seems bo be in front,
when it is on the back of the bone.
A IMonily Rattle At.
.T. AY. Steele, an old pioneer of
Mojnve, is in the city, and has pre
sented lo William Montgomery, of
the American exchange, a noted In
dian weapon that haw caused the
death of twelve men. It ia a, stony
battle ax about live inches lou by
three wido at the thickest part, ami
tapers both ways to almost a yhnrp
edge. This nx hn tw 'Ive deeply cut
lines in it, indicating the number of
men who have fallen by it.
Old Chief Lingoim, of tlie Mojtrww,'
was once tho owner of this wenpon,
and it wns he who wMded it with
such destruction. Hn first, while en
gaged in battle witiisotneeuiigrants,
killed Tom Jarvis. the leadsr. ' This
was in 183-1. In like manner two
years later ho killed Henry Kochiiild
William Thomson Ji.ar l-ort Ytonin,
being himself at tho time perfortttU
with two pistol balls. Thou oULLiu
goua slugged two of his braves who
displeased him, and with th excep
tion of John Kincnid, who fell by his
hand in 18((i, it is not known' who
the other marks are mtemitH! for.
Liugomi died two years :.go, nnd
Mr. Steele secured the weapon from
the tribe. He said:
"This old chief wit a thoroughly
bad Indian. Ho wns in his day. on
the Mojave desert what Slade Was
along the lino of the Union Paciflo.
and what Hilly the Kid and Wild Hill
were. lie caily made mark.-, on his
battle ax for tho men he actually
killed with it. Those he stnblwd ol
shot ho had another way of reckon
ing, lie indicated them by the uris:
zly bear claws he had strung aboub
"This string of bear claws is now
kept by his squaw at Mojave. who
survives him. It makes me almost
shrink back when Iseethatbigstriug
of claws. There must be thirty on it,
and if tho chief had brought all his
dead together there would have been
enough for a big graveyard." San
The Measures of a tieiiUuman,
'ro! TlinmiiN Dnviilooti :n D. Foitm.
English gentlemen of -100 years
ago considered tlie pursuit of litera
ture, art and science unworthy of any
of their class, which wow espHCted to
live solely for sport. American gen
tlemen (and this includes all Ameri
cans) hold tho same opinion with re
gard to all mechanical pursuits. Aro
such notions a whit leychildish than
thoe ol f()0 years ago? I think
they aro oven more 'o.foruuian may
very well be a gentlwmau without
scholar-dap, but he aunot be one
without being able to -"tru his living
by his own labor. Tha truth is,
while wo flatter our vauity with the
notion that we an an tilighteued
people, on the ground th it we hiiv
a form of Government and certain
mechnnical contrivani ms which our
forefathers had not, w are sunk in
barbarism as l-egards all ideas ot hu
man worth. For well-nigh JJ)l)U
years Christianity has taught that
chnraeter, ami not position or pos
session, gives value to men. We art
and think, for the most port, as r
teaching had never exlstad.
, 1 011 nave hiuuicu niu iimiii,niH.,
! dear. Your bruin has been over
f wrought," said Mrs. Sparkle, affec-
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