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Qf tl g fcgalnat Hf o 'B prison bars ,
WJf6 some caged birdmy weary heart
fcf $ i lopglng , upward to the stars ,
Amd yearneth ever to dopar .
Ktrth's cares weigh heavier dav by day ,
: Ad one by onolthe loved lie down ,
lf r rlB again , and so the way
each one's loss hath darker grown.
Tbe fltars shine not as once .they did ,
ire youth's bright hopes were quenchet
la gloom ; *
"TbJj.moqn 'neath iazy veil Is hid ,
Lite's falreqt flowers have ceased to
And , lingering at therlver's brink , .
Longing , I gaze , across the tide
TJutt rushes bf , nor do I shrink ,
JTor loved ones wait the other side.
TUB circle hero each day grows less ,
But .there it widens more and more ,
HTor Heaves , and home , and happiness ,
Are only on the other shore.
. [ Chicago Sun.
THE AM3CAL WORLD.
Urutances ol Intelligence and Fidelity
Among fhe Brute' Creation.
A short time ago a child , accom
panied by a dog , strayed away from its
borne in Sacramento , and becoming
j weary lay down to rest on the corner
-of the street. The dog would allow no
one to touch the child. A blanket was
finally thrown over the animal , and , a
policeman took the little sleeper in his
arm to the station house. When the
dog was freed he was frantic until he
-caught sight of his baby companion.
' t' San Francisco Post.
A KNOWING MULE.
There are often incidents connected
with , coal mining which border closely
upon the romantic. In th ? .mines at
jRiverton there are now employed thir
teen mules , no one of which will ever
see daylight again , unless by some unfortunate -
. fortunate accident it gets , a. leg broken
-or becomes crippled in other ways that
will disable it Irom service.
No person who has ever been down
m the Bivertpn mines has failed to be
introduced to "Old Pete , " who , if he
" has not grown , gray in service , is as
white as any veteran mule that ever
drew a car down in a coal mine. It has
been over twenty years since Old Pete
basked in the sunshine or cropped the
, jf.succulent blue grass from the hills and
valleys about Riverton. .Pete has grown
shrewd in his"underground service , and
oftentimes exhibits a "presence of
rmind" in times of threatening danger
surpassing that of some of his colabor-
era of. the genus homo. If there is
sounded a "crack of the , slate" from
the Vaulted arch of those subterranean
aisles , Pete promptly heeds the warning -
* ing signal and scampers off with his
-car at a rate of speed that soon puts
him beyond the danger line.
Late one evening , one of the miners
kadremained , in his "room" after all
others had left the mines , and had Old
Tete for a companion , -who shortly
afterwards-started with the car of coal
' * -for the shaft. Another miner supposing -
-ing that all had left but him , ' 'cleaned
L. up his room , " loaded the debris in'a
low "tram" and ran it out. into the
entry. Along came Old Pete down the
.grade , with his oats and hay as an ob
jective point , and making time accord
ingly. There was a train obstructing
'the passage. To turn out of the track
was 'certain disaster to the mule , and
he seemed to be fully aware of it.
TChere was .no time for hesitation , , and
with a _ surge.forward Pete jumped into
the train and rode in it to the foot of
the grade , where he' deliberately got
ouf , and. seemed , to. act is though he
had enjoyed the ride. [ Rochester
-A RATTLESNAKE A DISADVANTAGE.
Last Sunday Mr. and Mrs. James Hal-
ford , accompanied by their 2-year-pld
child , visited John Carhart , of Spring
-Creek preempt. During the afternoon
then ? attention was attracted to the
child , who was tugging and pulling at
some object with all his strength ,
j 'Going toward him , his mother was horrified
rified to fiad that the little one had
-both hands tightly grasped about the
tail of a venomous rattlesnake just
ibove the rattles , whose furious rattling
.gave notice of the reptile's anger.
While the child was pulling the snake
was unable to get in position for strik
ing with his fangs. In an instant the
frightened mother .comprehended the
deadly danger of her child , and with a
.frantic .scream that caused the little
one to drop his deadly plaything , she
picked him up and sprang away.
"When released the snake instantly
-coiled.himself to strike. It was indeed
a narrow escape. [ Hebron ( Neb. )
Live Babies as Playthings.
i .3fewrork letter
Let us get into more polite society.
The fashionable girl has a new toy.
-She has taken to live dolls. She plays
with borrowed babies. She expresses
the motherly instinct quite abnormally ,
. if we-concede that what she. does is
. , -spontaneous. Her. present delight is to
ft-- get possession of a pretty infant and
subject it to such extravagances of
fondling and adornment at will serve
the purpose of frivolity. When she
drives in a village cart through Cen
tral Park a purse maid sits beside her
to hold the little pet. When she goes
.shopping the servant .carries the baby
from carriage to store and back again.
When called upon in her own residence -
-dence , she is found with the child in
her coddling arms. Nothing in the
freakish line of girlish diversion has
ver taken a" more sudden hold on pass-
.ing , fancy. Of course , pretty babies
are 'in. urgent demand. Wherever one
f : -exists the -family is disturbed by competition -
| , petition between sisters , cousins and
-aunts to get possession. And if no
baby in blood relationship can be procured -
-cured , the eager -young mother-by-
brevet does not hesitate to procure one
from among the offspring of some poor
-and obliging woman. The wardrobes
which accompany this indulgence of
alive playthings are wonders oi beauty ,
taste and cost. In a dry goods store ,
r -where I had gone to see some ol the
v -commercial developments of the rage
for infants , I found an 'extensive de
partment devoted wholly to tiny cos
tumes and the material * for miking
them. It would be useless for me t *
undertake a description of the delicate
and considerably mysterious things be
ing inspected by a girl of 18 ; but ; I
can be explicit in. asserting that she
was one of those combinations of brisk
ness and gentleness , timidity and an
dacity , ingenious'ness and ingenuity
which are the product of city fashion
able life. The dear creature . .was so
prettily deft in handling the outfit suit ;
able for a very-new infant , and so
coyly independent in her talk concern
ing the purchases , that the clerk , ac
customed though he. was to that kirn
of traffic , became somewhat dazed.
"This color would be suitable i
your baby has blue eyes , " he remark
ed , in showing her a fabric.
She gazed on him with silencing su
periority , but the effect was transient
and he was soon asking her , , indirectly
if she was the mother of the child by
remarking : "Is its hair the color o
your own P" 4
This time she looked him squarely in
the facie , and spoke with the ' * bluntnesa
oi exasperation ; *
"The little , darling hasn't my eyes
nor my hair , nor anybody's else. I
ism'ta little darling at all notvyet ;
and I think I'll defer my purchases uri
til I am able to provide you with more
facts than can now be obtained. Good
moi nihg t"
AN AFEICAK - BAILBOAD.
The Fropoied Xdae from the Bed Sea Xuto
The inevitable expedition will have
to go by the route which , nature indi
cates , and a man has followed since the
days of C&mbyeees that is to say , by
the Suakim-Bsrber line , which is the
nearest passage between the Bed Sea
and the Fifth Cataract. Just as certain
it is that a railway connecting these
points will prove the indispensable ad
junct and instrument of. the undertak
ing. The narrow-gauge Hne which we
can and must lay would go up with the
troops , water , feed and support , them ,
connect them at every hour with the
sea and supplies , and continue to exist
and to be profitable when the last Brit
ish soldier had quitted Suakim. Long
ago such a line ought to have been con
structed. It has been contemplated
ever since the early days of.Ishmail ,
and Tewfik would have established it ,
had Hicks defeated the Mahdi.'We
ourselves observed , when the discussion
first arose about dispatching Gordon ,
that "the , best possible , Governor-Gen
eral for the Soudan would be the Ber-
ber-Suakim . " Even if
- railway. ; Egypt
expended the morning for its construction
tionit would prove the wisest outlay
she ever made ; but as a part of the cost
of the campaign , of relielf alone , it
would save vast sums , and may be con
sidered , indeed , .as a sine qua.non of
Lhe enterprise , and the first and most
important business to take in hani ,
when once the word is uttered that all
these people who look to England for
succour are not to perish.
Of course the railway thus contem
plated must be cheap and simple. Ex
perienced contractors affirm that a nar
row-gauge line can be laidrver the easy
country in'question * at the .rate of five
or six'miles a day. The distance is
about 280 miles , and , allowing for pre
parations and organization , .it could be
inished , whatever the weather , in four
months. It is estimated ; to cost 750-
)00 ; , but then it would by a property ,
and a very ? oed one , sure to develop
commerce and intercourse and "smash
; he Mahdi" by the means most fatal to
tiim. Fifty miles of the metals are .ly
ing ready at Woolwich ; the ironmas-
; ers of the midlands could supplyone
lundred more on short notice , and the
rest could soon be provided. Pay
ment , slender enough in .the eyes of the
British navy , but dazzling to an Arab ,
would set the tribes to work night and
day upon the job , and every league
completed could be protected by armed
.rucks and engines , which could be
held like mobile fortresses. Water may
3e got in quantities by means of tube
wells wherever the Arabs find it in
dribbles , or might be run up and stored
n tanks ; and all the way to within fif
ty miles of Berber there are springs ,
while at Kobreb , on high ground , there
3 quite a beautiful oasis , fit for a sani
tary station. Moving up by this swift
3uUt line which would have no great
elevations to climb , and no serious hol
lows to bridge -the column of rescue
would arrive at Berber , probable with
ittle or no fighting , for even the fiercest
; ribes would Know the Mahdi's reign to
je over when the railway echoed from
Origin and Contagion of Phthisis.
Dr. Foote's Health Monthly.
Dr. Louis D. Brose , of the Evansville
Medical College , Ind. , has contributed
a rather lengthy article to The Medical
Record concerning some experiments
to determine if it is possible for tuber
culosis or consumption to be conveyed
Tom one person to another by particles
of sputa in the air. He concludes , first'
; hat tuberculosis may follow the breath-
ng of air carrying particles of sputa
rom phthisical patients ; second , that
bhe breath and saliva of consumptive
persons are liable to convey either
ihrough kissing or by direct inhalation
ihrough close contact ; the "same disease
to a healthy person. The greater the
concentration of the breath inhaled the
greater the danger ; and'he closed his
irticle with the following concise stater
ment of his own opinion :
"My own opinion regarding the ,
origin of tuberculosis , formed from re
search and a no inconsiderable clinical
experience with the disease , is that , like
liphtheria , itis , ordinarily determined
3y certain peculiarities and susceptibil-
tiesin individuals , together with the
presence of a specific principal. Now
vhen a person who has this peculiarity
> f weak lungs , or , in other words , one
n whom bronchial and. catarrhal trou-
iles are easily excited , has superadded
he infection of tuberculosis , let it be in
i minimum amount , we have arising
rue consumption running through its
rarious stages. Even healthy persons
: anthosbe infected when the specific
natter is inhaled in large quantities
ust as the poison in other infectious
iiseases will certainly produce these
ame diseases when inoculated in con
centrated quantities in persons who
vbuld otherwise escape.
Kate Field says : "There can be
found no great men without grand
mothers. " True , very true , Kate , and
great grandmothers. [ Boston Post.
The effective preacher always aims
to hit the man who sits in the next
pew. His church is always crowded
and he is very popular with his congre
gation. [ Chicago Sun.
The late Sam Ward said any green
thing could be made into a salad. The
.young medical graduate may therefore
be said to be in his salad season. [ Cin
"Has Vulcan Left the Skies ? " is the
title of a scientific article in an ex
change. We understand that Vulcan
is guilty of forging , and it may be that
he has left the skies for Canada.
[ Norriatown Herald.
Hints About Picnics.
Bcean Anna Brown , In St. Nlccolas for July.
The most important part of a picnic ,
however , is not the weather or the
place or the dinner. Yon'may choose
the most beautiful spot in the world ,
and spread the most delicious lunch
ever prepared , and vet have the , whole
thing a complete failure , simply be
cause ' the company was ' not well
Out of doors , where people are free
from formality , unless they are con
genial friends , and what Mrs. Whitney
calls "Real Folks , " they will be likely
to feel ill at ease , and miss the'support
given by company , clothes and man
ners. Small picnics , ior this reason
among others , are usually much pleasanter -
anter than large picnics.
In making up the party , be sure to
leave behind the girl who is certain to
be too warm or too cold , or to think
some other place better than the one
where she is , and who has "a horrid
time , " if she has to submit to any per
sonal inconvenience for the sake of
others ; and with her , the boy who love's
to tease , and who is quite sure that his
way is the only good way. Put into
their places some others , young or old ,
who love simple pleasures , and are
ready to help others to enjoy them.
Next in importance to the company
is the place. It must not be at a great
distance , or you will all be tired , not
to tfay cross , when you arrive there. It
muse be reasonably shady , and not.top
far from a supply of good drinking wa
ter. If the company are to walk , you
must be especially careful not to be
overburdened with baskets and wraps ,
for the bundles which seemed so light
when you started are sure to weigh
down much more- heavily before you
reach'your destination. Be careful to
have this.work fairly distributed.
Never start until you are sure that
you know just where you are going ,
and the best way of getting there.
Wandering about to choose a place ,
and thinking constantly to find one
more desirable , is very fatiguing.
That matter should be settled before
hand by two or three of the party , and
the others should 'go straight to the
spot , and make the best of it. If any
do not like it , they can choose a differ
ent place when their turn comes to
make the selection.
"Ennning" for the Presidency.
"Young America" wants to know
why we speak of a candidate " "run
ning" for the presidency. The term
has its origin , my son , in a famous In
dian amusement called "running the
gauntlet. " In this exciting national
game the citizens ranged themselves
in two lines , facing each other , each
free and independent voter and his
wife being armed with clubs , stones ,
hickory "gads , " black-snake mule
whips ana one thing and another.
Down between these lines the candi
date started on the liveliest run his
eager legs could do , and the citizens
with great enthusiasm kept him up to
his work by letting him have it when
ever they.could reach him as he sailed.
Every time he received an unusually
vicious thump , that raised a welt like a
stuffed snake or laid the hide open to
the bone , or erected a Prussian blue
Lump as big as a hen's egg ,
the entire convention howled with
delight and the delegates ear
nestly besought each other to give
him another one just like it in the same
place. If the candidate got to the end
of the course alive , everybody treated
him with the greatest consideiation ,
shook hands with him and asked him
to have something with them , at the
same time expressing not only their
forgiving willingness , but their most
magnanimous anxiety to have anything
with him , and the man who had hie
him the awf ullest lick , right across the
misery , with a mahogany club ,
trimmed with spikes , came right up
and assured him that in all their differ
ences of opinion during the cause he
lad ever maintained the profoundest
respect and unselfish affection for the
candidate penoaally , and was now
willing to accept the collectorship of
Jnu Jahrk or the mission at Senzhames
to prove it.
"But you don't see any similarity or
connection in that sort of thing and
running for president ? "
"Young man , get thee to a kinder
garten. You have deceived me. You
said in your letter that you were eleven
pears old. I see that you are only
; hree and a half. Go ; to a kindergar
ten , go. "
Faster Freight Trains Needed.
J. A. Munroe , assistant general
reight agent of the Union Pacific , re
cently addressed a communication to
A. C. Bird , general freight agent of the
Milwaukee & St. Paul , to the effect that
a careful examination of the business
Lone at Denver showed plainly that the
Chicago , Burlington & Quincy and
Turlington & Missouri River roads are
making strenuous efforts to secure the
high-class freight , and that they have
ucceeded to a remarkable extent.
Cliey control now nearly the whole of
he retail trade of that city. The pnn-
sipal obstacle in the way of the Union
'acific competing successfully with the
Chicago , Burlington & Quincy and
Jurlington & Missouri river was due to
he slow time made by the . Western
[ Yunk Line association roads. The
Jurlington 'card time from Chicago
was about sixty hours , and it makes it
every time. The freight officials of th <
Union Pacific had called the attentior
of their general manager to this mat
, ter , and he can' see no reason why tht
Western Trunk Line association roadi
should not make the same time as the
Chicago , , Burlington & Qninoy.
Mr/Bird referred the ftbove commu
nication to General Superintendent J ,
T. Clark , who replied that the mattei
had been discussed with all the general
managers of the Western Trunk .Line
association roads , and he urged thai
faster time be made on such freight , but
neither the Rock Island , Northwestern
nor Union Pacific was prepared to meet
the Chicago , Burlington & Quincy oc
Denver business. Mr. Clark thought
the general freight agents should take
the matter before .their general mana
gers and get them to act. Commis
sioner Vining , of the Western Truni
Line association , in submitting the
above correspbndence to the various
roads in the association/wants to know
if the companies are willing to take ac
tion in the matter , And assist in making
the best possible time with their freight
trains between Chicago and Denver.
Webster on Polltjcal Reputation.
A correspondent of the Chicago Intel
Ocean sends that paper an extract
from the address of Daniel Webster on
the death of Chief Justice Mason , oi
"But , sir , political eminence and
professional fame fade , away and die
with things e'arthly. Nothing of char
acter is really permanent but virtue
and personal worth. These ramain.
Whatever of excellence is wrought into
the soul itself belongs to both worlds.
Real goodness does , not attach itself
merely to this .life ; it points to another
world. Political or professional repu
tation cannot last forever ; but a con
science void of offense before God
and man is an inheritance for eternity.
Religion , therefore , is'an ' innispunsable
element in any great human character.
There is no living without. Religion
is the tie , that connects man with his
Creator and holds him to His throne.
If that tie be all sundered , all broken ,
he floats away to worthless atom in the
universe ; its proper attractions all
gone ; its destiny thwarted , and its
whole future nothing but darkness ,
desolation and death. A man with no
sense of religious duty is he .whom the
Scriptures describe in such terse but
terrific language as living 'without God
in the world.1 Such a man is out of
his proper being , out of the circle , of
all happines , . , . and away , far away ,
from the happiness of his'creation. "
A Sioux Revolt.
The old Beadle'dime novels are cast
into the shade compared with some of
the real life sketches of the Indian
girls in the Lincoln institutional school ,
at Wayne , Mr. Childs' summer town on
the Pennsylvania railroad.1 There-is a
very bright and interesting Indian girl
named Lizzie Spider , the last being her
father's name , which she assumed , a
custom the girls nearly all follow. A
few years ago she was at the Indian
school at Carlisle , a pupil , where she
learned considerable. When she went
back , duririg'the summer vacation , her
father sold her to a young Indian brave
for a 'nnmber.o'f ponies , which is the
accustomed form of marriage among
the Sioux. She had just received
enough education to revolt against the
savage life that was to be thrust upon
her , so she ran away and hid for many
months in the woods , going by stealth
occasionally to the huts of friends to
get supplies of food. During his last
visit to Yankton Capt. Pratt heard of
her , and after a search found her and
brought her back with him and put her
in the Lincoln school , where she now
is She says , she don't want to be sold
for ponies and cook and work for a sav
Minister's Sons as Journalists.
The late Samuel J. Medill is suc
ceeded as managing editor of the Chicago
cage Tribune by Robert W. Patterson ,
Jr. , who has successfully discharged
the duties of the position for some time
past. . Mr. Patterson is a young man of
great promise , who graduated at Wil
liams college in 1871 , and is a son of
Rev. Dr. Patterson , of Chicago , which
reminds me to remark upon the number
of minister's sons who go into the
newspaper business , and their prom
inence in it. To mention only a few
names that occur to me as I write ,
bhere are Melville E. Stone , the editor
of the Chicago Newsj M. P. Handy ,
managing editor of the Philadelphia
Press ; Chester S. Lord , managing edi
tor of the New York Sun ; and Solo
mon B. Griffin , managing editor of the
Springfield ( Mass. ) Republican , none
of whom are far along in the thirties.
Then the Gilders , of the New York
Eerald , Critic and Century fame , are
children v of a minister , and the list
might easily be lengthened.
The First Watch.
At first the watch Was about the size
af a dessert plate. It had weights and
was used as a "pocket clock. " The
earliest known use of the modern name
occurs in the record of 1552 , which
mentions that Edward VI. had "one
[ arum or watch of iron , the case being
Likewise of iron gilt , with two plum
mets of lead. " The first watch may
really be supposed to be of rude execu
tion. The first great improvement was
in 1560. The earliest springs were not
3oiled , but only straight pieces of steel.
Early watches had only one hand , and
jeing wound up twice a day they could
lot be expected , to keep the time of day
jxactly. The dials were of silver and
) f brass , the cases had no crystals but
> pened at the back and front , and were
'our or five inches in diameter. A
jlain watch cost more than $1,500 , and
ifter one was ordered it took a year to
uake it. .
Some rise with the lark ; . others get
ip when the steam whistle blows. Real
iomfort is found in lying in bed until
me feels like getting up. New Orleans
On one of the Platte ranges a cow
uns branded , "The last , thank God ! "
he words having evidently been put on
> y the cowboys at the close ofa long
eries of branding.
AGENT FOR THEO
Sold Low for cash , or on easy payments ' ,
rented until the rent pays for the organ * ; ; ,
M. A. 8PALDING , Agent ,
McCOOK , t . . . - NEBRASKA.
Banoh on Bed Willow , Thornburg , Hayes
County , Neb. Cattle branded ' J. M. " on
loft side. Youn $ cattle branded sams as
above , also "J. ' ' on left Jaw. Under-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 Byfield bar lands ; timber and
water with two good farm houses and other
improvem3flto. Convenient to No. 1 school
prmleffofl. Situated hi the Republican val
ley wert Bed "Willow creek. Call on or
address J. F. BLACK.
Indianola , Net ) .
Stock brand circle on left shoulder ; also
dewlap and a crop and under half crop on
left eer , and a crop and under bit in the
right. Banoh on the Republican. Fost-
offloe , Max , Dundy county , Nebraska.
HENRY T. CHURCH.
Osborn , STeb. Range : Bed "Willow creek ,
In south west corner of , Frontier county , cat
tle branded ' 'O L O" on right side. Also ,
ia over crop on right ear and under crop on
left. Horses branded " 8" on right shoulder.
SPRING CREEK CATTLE CO.
Indianola , Neb. Bange : Bepublican Val-
ey , east of Dry Greek , and near head of
Spring Creek , In Chase county ,
J. D. WBLBORK ,
Yioe President and Superintendent.
MoOook , Neb. , range ; Red "Willow creek ,
n southwest corner of Frontier county. Also
S. P. brand on right hip and side and swal-
ow-fork inright ear. Horaes branded B. P.
on right hip. A few branded ( 'A' ' on right
Ranch , Spring Canyon on * he Trwichmam
River , in Chase onnty , Neb. Stookbnad L
as above ; also " 717" on leU sjde ; * T" on
rferht hip and "L. " 'on right honI4 rj
l7L. " on left Bhool4er and I. " o& Mt
jaw. Half under- crop reft ear. and B < ZTUV -
rep right ear. _
C. D. PHELPS.
Bange : Bepublican Taller , tour
weet of Culbertson , south Bids of
can. Stock branded " 101" and L. "
P. O. Adjtatts , CulbertBon , Net ) .
THE TURNIP BRAND.
Banch 2 miles north of McCook. 8io4k
branded on left hip , and a fewdoiiblt eroor *
es on left side. < J. D. BBCANBBACK.
STOKES & TROTH.
P. O. Address , Oarrico. Hafea comity ,
Nebraska. Bange. J ed Willow , abort Car-
rleo. Stock branded as above. Aho ran t&
lazy c < brand.
GEORGE J. FREDERICK.
Banch4 miles southwest of McCook , on the
Driftwood. Stock branded "AJ" on the
left hip. P. O. address , McCook , JTeb.
JOHN HATFIELD & SON.
McCook. Neb. , Raneh 4 miles southeast
on Republican river. Stock branded
a bar and lazy M on left hip
Banch on Bed Willow Creek , half mile
above O born pbstoffice. Cattle branded on ,
right side ana hip above. 3-4 ,
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