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ADAM AND KVE.
Wo walked In Eden , lady fair ,
I dare not say how long ago ;
I praised the glory-of jour hair ,
For youwere lovely then , I know.
I loved , and swore you were to me
.The only woraan in the world ,
But , when I bent upon my knee ,
Your little lip with laughter curled.
Ah me 1 my discontented Eve J
Ah ! hapless me , a love-sick Adam ,
I loved you deeply , I believe ,
And yet you scorned me , my dear madam
Yotrhave an Eden , lady , still ,
With scores of Adams at your feet ,
And doubtless.all their hearts you fill ,
And doubtless they believe you sweet.
And yet you squeeze my fingers , too ,
And look with your bewitching eyes ;
And what am I to such as you ?
You cannot care for such a prize.
No , no , my sweet , my tempting Eve ,
I cannot , dare not , be your Adam ,
To otherlovers let me leave *
The apple , If you please , dear madam.
" fWeatherby In Temple Bar.
TENTS AND ACCOUTREMENTS.
Congressman Lalrd'a BUI for the Benefit
. ot Grand Army and Ml-
Hon. James Laird , from the com
mittee on military affairs , has submitted
to congress the following joint resolu
tion as a substitute for sundry joint res
olutions. It will be appreciated by the
Grand Army and military boys :
Resolved by the senate and house of
representatives of the United States of
America in congress assembled , That
on and after the passage of this joint
resolution the secretary of war be , and
he is hereby authorized , on the appli
cation of the governor of any state , to
send from some convenient fort , depot
of supply or arsenal , to any place in
such state as may be designated by the
governor , to be used at * a reunion of
ex-veteran union soldiers or state mil-
tary organization , the ex-veteran
onion soldiers always having the pref
erence , such cannon , tents and muskets
as can be spared , all cost of forward
ing and returning such property to be
paid by the applicant therefor , the same
to be returned in as good condition as
when received : Provided , That , the
adjutant general , or other proper ac
counting officer of the state , applying
under this resolution shall receipt for
such property as may be received in
the name of the state ; and that the
value of any property not re
turned or damage to such as
is returned shall be charged to
each state against its quota : And pro
vided further. That with a view to ac
commodating the greatest number of
ex-veteran union soldiers the secretary
of war , in connection with the execu
tive of any state or states that may ap-
plp to him under this resolution , shall
fix the time at which each shall have
the use of the property herein specified.
The following is the report made by
the committee on military affairs , to
whom the different resolutions were re
The -committee oil military affairs , to
whom were referred joint resolutions
H. R. Nos. 23,104,165,174 and 181 ,
having had the same under consider
ation , respecttully report :
That since the resolutions above re-
ierred to ask for the use of public prop
erty for a patriotic purpose , and pro
vide that the secretary of war shall
take ample security against loss or
damage there , your committee see no
reason why it should not as well be ap
plied to this use as left to rust and de
cay in the depots and arsenals of the
As all the resolutions named refer to
the same'subject , the committee. have
prepared and offer the accompanying
joint resolution as a substitute , and rec
ommend its passage.
The Touch of a Mother's Hand.
A lieutenant of a lihode Island bat
tery , a mere youth , lay dying at Wash
ington. He had his right foot shattered
by a piece of shell at an engagement
jiear Mechanicsville. The foot had
-been amputated , but he sank slowly
-away. All his sufferings had been
borne with a soldier's fortitude , and it
was now near midnight , he having
reached the city at noon. His mother
had been telegraphed for and was to
meet .him at Washington in a day or
two He was very low , and two ladies
sat by his bedside , the one fanning him
-and the other holding his feeble hands.
The lady had her finger on the pulse ,
noting the fluctuating pulsations. About
midnight his mother arrived at the hos
pital , and begged to see her boy. She
* aid she would slip in and take the
place . _ of one of the _ ladies by his bed-
T J 1 ? J V
lovKns : embrace. After a little he
. -mother , I am so happy now
I am with you. I shall die con-
* 4Bnt you must not die , my dear
boy , " said the fond parent. "I could
.not , .lose you. "
"Alas , " be replied , "I wish it oould
be so , but God wills it otherwise ; but ,
imotheri" he said , with a smile , "I
have faced death too often to bo afraid
ofhim.now , and I gladly give up my
life to my country. "
This young man had been wounded
on the Tory last day of his three years'
service. One more day and he would
have been disuharged and on his way
home. He died when he was just
twenty years'and nine months old.
After one of the severe battles some
officers were riding in the woods near
Stone Bridge , and as they passed the
dead they noticed the body of a little
boy resting against a tree. He seemed
to have sat down at the foot of the tree
. fallen asleep , with a handkerchief
covering his face. "Bemovingthe hand
kerchief , a countenance of rare loveli
ness was disclosed. The boy was clad
.in a handsome , almost gay , uniform of
a staff officer , and beside him lay a
fatioy Jittlo sword. Thci officers' dis-1
mounted and gathered about him , one
lifting him .carefully up. The blue
eyes stared in vacancy , and although
stone dead , he was not yet cold. He
had a wound in his right breast , and
his jacket and underclothing were
soaked with blood. His appearance
indicated that .he was attached to the
staff of some regiment or general , but
no one knew him A search in his
clothing resulted in discovering a small
bible , and on the fly-leaf was written ,
"James Simmons , New York. From
his loving mother. 'My son , remem
ber thy Greater in the days of thy
youth.1 " Nothing else was found by
which to identify him.
One of the officers wished to take
him to headquarters , but that was six
miles away so they left him where he
fell. His face was bright almost ra
diant and his lips parted in a smile.
He was indeed a beautiful boy , and
some mother's darling , but there he
lay , a victim of the cruelty of war.
Who he was , other than that Bible
told , I never knew , but if they be living
I hope these lines may meet the eves
of his friends. He was not over twelve
or fourteen years of age.
At Nashville , in one of the hospitals ,
on a little cot lay a young officer , al-
jnos a. boy whose , form .was burning
with fever. All day long'he lay'on the
bed , his bright eyes fixed on the minia
ture of a beautiful woman , which he
held in his hand. He kissed it again
and again , murmuring , "Mother , my
mother. " In the night he grew worse
and delirious , talking all the time about
his mother. One of the sisters came
to him , and , catching sight of her dress ,
he smiled and said , "Ah , mother , I
knew you would come. " The nurse
smoothed his brow , and he murmured ,
"Kiss me , dear mother. " Tenderly
the noble woman stooped down and
kissed him. "Ah , " he said "this is
the first moment of peace I have known
for a week , " and passed quietly away.
His mother did not come , but the
sister of charity smoothed his way.
Ah , when these death-bed scenes are
remembered , and the gentle , patient ,
ray-robed figures gliding about among
ihe dead and dying , what do we not
owe to those noble women who sacri-
iced comfort , home , everything to min
ister to our poor boys in the war.
Pioneer Girls of the Plains.
Forgo .Letter la the Chicago Herald.
In traveling over the prairies one
now and then comes across a lonely
shack , which , with its surroundings ,
wears an aspect of neatness that dis
tinguishes it from the average care-
iessly thrown together shanty that suf-
ices to prove the claimant's right to
the title of proprietor of the 160 acres
surrounding it. If of boards , the cracks
are carefully battened with lath ; if of
; ogs , the crevices are closely plastered
with mud ; hardy morning-glories cling
around the doorway and creep along
the humble caves , while small plats ,
smiling with violets , larkspur , love-bell
and honeysuckle , transplanted from
the prairie , hover around the modest
domicile , true indices to the female
spirit that rules within.
The novelty of their situation seems
x > charm these women pioneers ; their
'ace and form are the embodiments of
lappiness and health ; they as heartily
enjoy a tramp over the prairie , in
search of the boundary lines of their
claim , as the society girl enjoys.a trip
n a dog cart or a sail on the lake.
They become adepts in the use of rifle
and shotgun ; they learn to handle the
larvester as deftly as their masculine
neighbors , and ride the sulky plow
with as - much grace as her
refined sister would ornament a
tricycle. The majority of these pioneers
neers are schoolmistresses , who pursue
their Greek , Latin , astronomy , botany
or chemistry during their leisure mo
ments in their prairie home during the
summer and pursue their vocation in
village or city school during the winter
months. Thus they .preserve their
lealth , keep up their studies and slowly
> ut surely build up for themselves a
lome that they cans point to with just
> ride as the fruit of. their own labor.
The hardships and trials which these
brave little pioneers undergo are
enough to shake the courage of the
sterner sex. Mrs. Ball , a young widow
who came to the territory two , years
ago , built her claim shack , which was
twice blown away by tornadoes , and
once burned to the ground , but through
ter indomitable will she is still there ,
and says she is bound to stay. Miss
Nellie Uline , daughter of Colonel
Jline , of Chicago , lias her homestead
Devil's Late is'a tireless
near , a pedes-
rienne , a crack rifle shot and possesses
Che Coming Easter Belle.
St. Loula Republican.
There is a happy little soul
who is fondly earning for bright
days , sunshine and good street
crossings , so that she can- trip
out in the" air one whom
Keats would have loved to immortal
ize. She is getting up an Easter cos
tume to make the very swallows and
sparrows wish they had colored tail
feathers. She wears lilacs at her throat
when nature's mysterious alchemy
brings out the purple's plumes which
are spring's first offering and EO she
has chosen "lilac as her springattire. .
She is a new fashioned girl one with
deep brook-like eye of brown , with a
rippling mass of dusky hair , and the
bloom of eighteen healthy years in her
She is busy making trips to her dress
maker , bonnet-builder and all the other
kind souls who , for a vulgar considera
tion , are contributing to her success in.
this costume , which perhaps the next
matinee will astonish a few.
Her gown is to be a deep amethyst
purple velvev , cut into turrets of six
inches depth , from which little silk
ruffles crop out. Her over dress is to beef
of pale lilac silkwith a yine of hysteria
embossed through it , the heavy flower *
hanging in ripe clusters/as she coulc
not find any lilacs embossed on
satin , which made her cry
one whole afternoon. This jaunty
polonaise is .to be draped very
high and bouffant , as she is a slim lit
tle thing and needs drapery over the
hips , the thick satin turning up into
rich plaits under the bow ot amethyst
ribbon. The corsage in front is a
double point opening over a waistcoat
of the very palest green silk , which
will be shirred from the top of the darts
down to a stomacher shape , This idea
she cribbed from Lady Ormond's lace
dress , of course.
The satin sides of the front are to
have a tiny valoise collar run in , which
deepens about the neck , made of the
pale lilac satin , filled in with a double
crepe lisse frill to soften about her fair
young throat , which shames the neck
of the plump Virginia with Paul in the
window of a basque dealer. On her
head will be perched a cunning lit
tle broad-brimmed , pale green chip ,
dyed for her purposely , to tie covered
with duchesse lace in foamy cataracts ,
concealing the roots of the shaded li
lies and their stiff , dark leaves , which
are to bloom in their own season on
one of the dearest little maids in town.
She will carry a white lace parasol ,
lined with pale green. She may be
vexed to have this known , as her many
imitators jnay copy her dress and spoil
the effect , but you will know her by her
dark , big brown eyes and dimples.
In a Barber Shop.-
The barber is a satirized and ma
ligned artist. He is set forth'as being
a skillful business man and a humorist.
If he were half as shrewd as he is said
to be , he would certainly have sense
enough to become a Grit politician and
go to Toronto to be bribed by those
awful Tories. And if he were the mer
ry jester that he is claimed to be , he
would get into a circus or minstrel
troupe and secure wealth and recogni
tion by the introduction of a new joke ,
which would not only redound to his
credit , but be a step toward the anni
hilation of those which are so old that
that they are obliged to hobble on
crutches and hold themselves together
In truth the barber uses only the
most every-day , commonplace lan
guage. To prove this it is only neces
sary to quote a conversation overheard ,
the other morning , between one of
these so-called fiends and a customer ,
the barber opening :
"Fine day ? "
"Guess the rain is over at last. "
"We'll have snow before long , I
I think. "
"Correct. In some parts of the world
they have snow even at this time , in
other parts they never have and snow
while there are regions where the snow
lies on the ground all the year round.
You are right in your prediction , how
ever , and you would be safe in betting
on it without consulting the almanac.
If we * don't have it in a few" weeks
we will have it in a few months , sure. "
"Are you a weather prophet ? "
"No ; I sell pork on commission. "
"Does the razor hurt you ? "
"Not at all ; I can't feel it any more
than you oould feel McKim's pecuniary
pulse the morning after the bribery ex
plosion in Toronto. "
"The bribery excitement is over , isn't
it ? "
"It is. It has been over for about
one week for everybody except the
' 'Is it'too cold for you with the door
open ? "
"Not at all ; it is very pleasant. "
"I see Vennor says we're going to
have a warm and dry summer followed
by a mild winter. "
"Is that so ? I hope so , and I trust
we may be able to scramble through the
winter months on our bamboo canes ,
summer underclothes , straw hats with
blue' bands- Oxford ties , twenty-five
cent socks , and navy blue bathing
Pause * .
"Ciose shave ? "
"Yes , as close as you can ; I want
this shave to last until pay day. "
"Crop prospects are goodthis year. "
"They may be ; but it's not proper
for a man who cuts hair to speak of
crops. That was originally intended
for a joke in London where it was built , .
and had a long and prosperous run ,
and underwent various changes to meet
various contingencies. It-is now sim
ply respected on account of its great
age and is kept alive by warm bricks ,
ints and medicated under-
suicide in Toronto last night. "
In't hear of it , but it must have
Suicides are generally sad
enow that I ever heard of a real
ful , merry suicide that embraced
I ecstatic elements of a sail over
pail lake at twilight , accompanied
_ [ rl with soft black eyes and a
tender little rosebud mouth. "
"Your hair is getting thin on top. "
"That's the correct place for it to get
thin. Suppose a man's hair should fall
out all around and remain intact on
top. Then he would be tuited like a
cockatoo and he would eclipse a min
strel show every time he would raise
his hat to a lady. And he might wax
such a tuft and work it up to a point
like a goatee , and thus afford his friends
lots of innocent diversion ; or he.
might grow it long , and let it hang
around his head in a fringe , or convert
it into a pig tail. "
"Bay rum ? "
"Fifteen cents. "
"Thank you. Good .morning. "
"Good morning. "
And the patron who had done twice ,
as much talking as the barber walked
A Domestic sewing machine the
poor woman with eight children.
- > * * * '
.The electric lights at Los Angeles ,
Cal. , can be seen at the Island of San
iClemento , eighty miles away.
It is paid th'at wheat kept sealed-in an
air-tight receptacle , for some length of
time will not germinate.
Although corrosive sublimate is gain
ing in favor among surgeons as an anti
septic , it is safe only in skillful hands.
In twenty years the sales of single
Eackages of patent medicines in Great
ritain have increased from 6,661,657
Diphtheria has recently been ob
served in , pigeons in Germany. Ac
cording to Prussian veterinary reports
the disease is incurable and highly
Liquid oxygen boils at 106 ° C. , and
forms into crystals. The critical tem
perature , M. Wroblewski also finds , is
at a pressure of 40 atmospheres 113 C.
Sir W. Thomson is to deliver eigh
teen lectures on "Molecular Dynamics"
at the Johns Hopkins university dur
ing the first twenty days of next Octo
Pure linseed oil , an expert observes ,
has a bright amber color. It runs
freely , sparides when flowing from the
can , tastes smooth and mild , and has
the smell of a flaxseed poultice.
Professor Ball , the astronomer royal
for Ireland , in an address on comets ,
'considered that the meteoroids seen as
.shooting stars in 1866 were-actually the
remains ; of the tails of comets.
The Engineer says it is probable that
the government of Victoria-will repeat
the offer of a high premium for a com
bined reaper and threshing machine
suited to Australian requirements.
The late Professor Jevons , in a treat
ise on the ccal supply of Great Britain ,
assigned to the year 1883 an output , on
the principle of estimation he adopted ,
of 178,100,000 tons. The actual num
ber of tons of coal mined was 163,750-
The Gazette Medicalw do 1'Algerie
calls attention to 'a great number of
facts winch appear to show that cider
drinkers are not troubled with stone ,
and that patients having this affection
are either cured or greatly relieved by
According to Prpfessor Wanklyn the
manufacture of gas from limed coal is
a success , as it reduces the amount of
sulphur compounds to three grains in
the hundred cubic feet , and increases
the yield of ammonia and tar by the
abolition of the lime purifiers.
The Plea of Intoxication.
The New York court of appeals very
justly and properly decides that intoxi
cation is no extenuating circumstance
in the commission of crime. It was
pleaded in the case before the court
that the prisoner was in a state of in
toxication amounting to frenzy , and
hence he could not have formed an in
telligent intent , nor controlled his ac
tion. The court held that "voluntary
intoxication of one who without provo
cation commits a homicide , although
amounting to a frenzy , does not exempt
him from the same legal inferences
upon the question of intent which are
applicable to a person perfectly sober. "
The vicious ruling to the contrary
made in many cases is indefensible and
without support by analogy. It is an
established principle of the law that if
a man in the commission of a minor of
fense accidentally Sommits a greater ,
he is answerable for that greater. ' A
man might thus be legally guilty of
murder who might have intended only
to kill some animal , or to commit bur
glary or a like offense. Analogy would
require that one who by committing the
offense , of crazing himself with alcohol
perpetrates a stilr greater , though un
wittingly , should be made to suffer the
penalty lor the larger offense.
To find a prisoner not gudty because
he was intoxicated is to suggest a way
by which the vicious may commit crime
with impunity namely , to get drunk.
Henry Clay's Heroic Son.
Cincinnati News Journal.
"Do you know what' killed Henry
Clay ? " my genial Kentucky storyteller
ler asked me the other day. "If not , I
will tell you. He , died of a broker
heart , not because he lost the pres
dency , but his son. Henry Clay , Ji
was his father's idol. He was sent to
West Point , .where he graduated second
in his class. After'four months in the
army he resigned , and began practic
ing law in Lexington , living with his
.father at Ashland. Not a young man
in Kentucky promised better things
than he did. When the Mexican wir :
broke out he was determined to go.
His father made no objection , and ho
went out as lieutenant colonel of the
First Kentucky regiment. At the bat.
tie of Buena Vista , Santa Anna , with
32,000 troops , nearly overwhelmed
Gen. Taylor'with about" one-eighth
VJ Vl-A * V * rf J > * * # * * Ml WMM V/A-t W * * * * i * JH-i
that number. Clay fought hard , but ,
as his regiment was falling back , a shot
went through both legs. He was not
mortally wounded , and three men
picked him up to convey him off the
leld. It soon became evident that the
Mexicans would overtake them. "Save
yourselves , boys , " he said , and taking
.he pistol which his father had given
aim , he handed it to one of the men
with the words , "Take this , and return
t to my father. Tell him I have no
further use for it. " With that they
dropped him and ran after the retreat-
ng troops. The last they saw of Clay
16 was lying on his back , fighting a
squad of Mexicans with hid sword.
Next morning his body was found ,
lacked to pieces. The pistol came to
its father , then a senator , and , though
le lived several years after , I am con
vinced that he died from the blow. "
An Infallible Teht.
"I'll bet a bottle of champagne that's
a married couple , " remarked a swell
standing at the window of a fashion
able clubhouse and watching a lady
and gentleman who were crossing the
street during a heavy shower. " 1 can't
magineyour reason for saying so , " re-
ilied his companion. "It's plain
inough. Don't' you see that the oen-1
ter of the umbrella is over his head , ' 0
not over tiers.1' 'a ' L
M. A. SPALDING ,
AGENT FOR THE
Sold Low for cash , or on easy payments or '
rente i until the rent pay ? i r the organ ;
M. A. SPALDING , Agent ,
McCOOK , - - . NEBRASKA.
Ranch on Red Willow/Thornbure , Hayes
branded * M. il. ' '
County , Neb. Cattle on
leftside. Young cattle branded same as
above , also "J. " on left jaw. tinder-slope
right ear. Horses branded "E" on left
FOR SALE. My range of 1,000 acres of
deeded land in one Body , including the
Black and By field hay lands ; timber and
water with two good farm houses and other
Improvements. Convenient to No. 1 school
privileges. Situated in the Republican val
ley west of Red Willow creek. Call on or
address J. F. BLACK.
Indianola , Nob.
Stock brand circle on left shoulder ; also
dewlap and a crop and under half crop on
left ear , and a crop and under bit in the
rieht. Ranch on the Republican. Post-
office , Max , Dundy county , Nebraska.
0 born , Neb. Range : Red Willow creek ,
In south west corner of Frontier county , cat
tle branded "O L 0on right side. Also ,
in over crop on right ear and under crop on
left. Horses branded " 8" on right shoulder.
SPRING CREEK CATTLE CO.
Indianola , Neb. Range : RepublicanVal-
ey , east of Dry Creek , and near head of
Spring Creek , in Chase county.
J. D. WKLBORK ,
Vice President and Superintendent
JOHN HATFIELD & SON.
McCook , Neb. , Ranch 4 miles southeast ,
m Republican river. Stock branded with
bar and laaM on left hip fl
J. B. MESERVE.
Ranch , Spring Canyon on the Frenchman
River. In Chase county , Neb. Stock branded
as above ; also " 73 T 'on left side ; "O.L. "
on left hip ; " 7" on right hipand "L."o
right shoulder ; "L. " on left shoulder and
"X."on left jaw. Half under-crop left
ear , and square-crop right ear.
C. D. PHELPS.
Range : Republican Valley , four miles
west of Culbertson , south Mde of Republi
can. Stock branded " 161" and " 7-L. "
P. O. Address , Culbertson , Neb.
THE TURNIP BRAND.
Ranch 2 miles north of McCook. Stock
branded on left hip , and a few-double cross
es oa left side. C. D. ERCANBRACK.
STOKES & TROFH.
P. O. Address , Carrlco , Hayes county ,
Nebraska. Range. Red Willow , above Car-
rico. Stock branded as above. Also run the
GEORGE J. FREDERICK.
Ranch 4 miles southwest of McCook , on the
Driftwood. Stock branded "AJ" on the
left hip. P. O. address , McCook , Neb.
W. N. PROCTOR.
McCook , Neb. , range ; Red Willow creek ,
in southwest -rner of Frontlercounty. Also
E. P. brand on right hip and side and swal
low-fork inrightcar. Horses branded E. P.
on right hip. A few branded ' 'A' ' on right
ALL LIVE DRUGGISTS SELL
Anti-Billow ud Dyspeptic Care.