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BEATS HER OWIfXlNE.
She Famous Hone Maud 8. Maleea a aille in
Loxlneion ( Ky. ) dispatch : The day was
bright for November. At f bo track there was
a largo gathering of the very best people In
tbo blue grass region , among them hundreds
of church-goers and several divines. A
placard was conspicuously posted on the
ffrandstand , "No bcttlngallowod. " The Judges
and timers wore Major H. 0. McDowell , Col.
B. West and W. H. Wilson. In the opposite
stand was Mr. Donncr , General J. Z. Itobln-
sou ; L. F. Broadband , Richard Anderson and
Hamilton Dusby. The conditions were : Mnud
8. to beat her own record of 2:09J : for a cup
offered by Woodburn farm , where she was
prcd. Balr Jogged her around the track , went
to the bead of the stretch , came down and
nodded for the word. Not a single mistake
was made , and It will bo difficult to imagine a
I rnoro superb spectacle than the ono presented
by the noble animal assho camointo fullviow
I of the expectant throngs on the grand stand ,
I when the three-quarter polo was reached Mr.
: Uowcrman Joined her with n runner hltchud
to a sulky. The finish was magnificent , and ,
though the Judges stopped their watches at
2:09 : } $ , the majority of the visitors'watchwi
made the time 2:09. Tbo scene whn the
queen returned to the stand for Balr to weigh
was Indescribable. Crowds filled th' quarter
stretch and cheered themselves husky. U
was the greatest performance of the kind
ever witnessed In the world , and Kcntuckiiins
fibautcd as only Kcntucklans can. Mr. Bon-
nor was congratulated on every side. Whllo
Grant , this colored groom , was cooling Maud
S. on the lawn , scores of Indies gathered
around and asked the privilege of touching
her on the nose. Banner , quickly as possible ,
hurried to the telegraph onlco. where his first
dispatch was as follows : "W. H. Vanderbllt
The mare will now bo turned out for the
S- ? The whole town to-ntght Is 'talking about
the wonderful performance. Interest In the
election hns been intense hero , but Is sub
merged by the tldnl wave of excitement pro
duced by Maud 8. Among the many dis
patches received by Bonner Is the following
from the owner of Jay-Eye-Seo :
Allow mo to congratulate you on the won
derful performance of your great mare. Maud
S. ( Signed ) J. I. CASK.
THE BOVINE TROUBLE.
A Report on Contagious Diseases of Animals
Dr. E. E. Salmon , chief of the bureau of
animal industry , has * submitted to the com
missioner of agriculture a report on con
tagious diseases of animals. Considerable
space Is Riven to a detailed history of the re
cent outbreak among the cattle in Kansas ,
and to a description of Its symptoms. Ho con
r cludes the disease was ergotism , duo to the
eating of I'ungus. known as ergot. Upon
treatment and prevention of the disorder ho
says , "When the tirstsignsof disorders appear
the most important point to bo attended to is
to maUo a complete change of-food and to see
that it bo of good quality , nutritious and free
from ergot. It would also l > o proper to glvo
a dose of physic , ono to two pounds of epsom
salts , in order to remove as much as possible
from the person that still contained in the
digestive organs , and to follow this with soft
food , as mushes and roots. In the most
Box'ere cnscs. in which part of the limb Is
already Hfelces , treatment will avail little.
A greater number of cases , however , are
not advanced to this stage , when lameness
Js first noticed , and this will be greatly bene-
flttcd by removing the cause and placing the
animal under favorable conditions for resist
ing poison. A very Important condition is
wnrmth. Even when the animals are fed largo
quantities of ergot they seldom suffer except
in cold winter , and consequently completing
the check of the advance of the disease. Ad
vantage should be taKcn of this fact by put
ting the cattle In warm sheds. Another con
dition believed by Borne to have mu'ih intlu-
enco on the development of ergotism Is the
water supply. Wiih plenty of water always
at hand , the animal can resist ergotism for a
longer time than when there Is a deficiency of
* Ergotism can probably be entirely prevent
ed by outline hay before the seeds form. In
Illinois and Missouri I saw the clearest exam
ples of this. Hay composed of some kind of
grass cut on the same land was free from
ergot or largely Infected with It. according as
It had been cut green or ripe. Hay cut green
is more dlgoetlb'c ' and In every way more val
uable than that which is allowed to become
weedy and ripe , and the latter Is much moro
liable to produce severe disease , such as indl-
pestion and ergotism. This disease may there
fore be avoided by proper and careful man
t'T PMOA" PACIFIC FINANCES.
As Explained by Charles Francis Adams , ilie
Charles Francis Adams , president of the
Union Pacific railway , has sent the following
communication , of which short notice was
made heretofore , to Sidney Dillon , explaining
the financial condition of the company : Dur
ing three months , July and September inclu
sive , we received Just $1,000,000 a month net
from Omaha. By net I mean over and above
Omaha drafts. During October we received
$1,450,000 and paid about $150,000 on Omaha
drafts , leaving us net $1.300.000 for the month.
Between now and the 1st of January I expect
to receive 82.000,000 § 60,000 of which will be
necessary to provide for coupons and matur
ing obligations , which must be paid off. But
I am confident we will have in these two
months $1,500,000 net to apply to the floating
debt. I may over estimate in these figures
but I do not think I do. The Pullman notes
given for our hare in" the contract are re
duced now to 5100,000. Ihe company owes us
about $80,000. Meanwhile our accounts at
Omaha are in better condition than they have
been fora long time. There are no arrears or
vouchers and the auditor reports everything
well paid up. The reduction of gross earnings
the past month was largely due to the fact of
changed methods of keeping accounts. Last
year we credited ourselves with about $170,000
freight paid on coal used for our own locomo
tives. Of course we never received this
money , and it went into subsequent expenses.
This year the system of chartres is actual , and
the apparent gross is decreased in so much.
During September , therefore , we practically
received about $60,000 more money than last
year. I propose to come on to New i'orknext
week and take hold of the floating debt. From
this time forward the plan is to reduce it
steadily and by every means in our power un
til It is extinguished.
Cleveland's Thanlagidng Proclamation.
State of New York , Proclamation by Grover
Cleveland , Governor : The people of the state
of New York should permit neither their
ordinary occupations and cares , nor any un
usual cause of excitement , to divert their
minds from a sober and bumble acknowledg
ment of their dependence upon Almighty
God for all that contribute to their happiness
and contentment , and for all that' secures
r greatness and prosperity to our proud com
monwealth. In accordance with the long con
tinued custom , I hereby appoint Thursday ,
the 27th day of November , 1884 , to be espe
cially observed as a day of thanksgiving and
praise. Let all the people of the state at that
time forego their usual business and employ
ments , and in their several places of worship
give thanks to Almighty God for all that Ho
Has done for them. Let the cheer of family
reunions be hallowed by1 the tender remem
brance of the love and watchful care of our
Heavenly Father , and in social gatherings of
friends and neighbors let the hearty good will
and fellowship be chastened by a confession
* : of the kindness and mercy of God.
Done at the capitol in the city of Albany
this eighth day of November , in the year of
our Lord' ono thousand eight hundred and
GROVER CI VZLAND , Governor.
DAKTEX LAHONT , Private Secretary.
A Veteran Toter.
Hartford ( Conn. ; dispatch : Jeremiah Aus
tin , of South Coventry , Conn. , is the oldest
voter probably in the United States. He is
101 years of age , and cast his presidential vote
for Cleveland on Tuesday. He voted for
Thomas Jefferson for president in 1804 eighty
years ago. His physical faculties are but
slightly impaired considering his burden of
years , and his memory is ( rood. The writer
conveyed an old revolutionary soldier to the
polls in the state of Maine nearly thirty years
ago , and when he was closely verging on his
hundredth year. The old gentleman could
neither read nor write but requested to be
supplied with the "same ticket that George
"Washington would vote if ho were alive. "
"Washington being a federalist , and no mem
ber of that party being in nomination , the
veteran preferred to cast a democratic ticket.
One Vote for Belva.
Probably the only vote in Indiana for Belva
Lockwood was cast at the sixth ward polls in
Vinconncs by Mrs. Dr. Karen , a highly re
spected lady of that city. She walked up to
the p"ollfl and said she wanted to vote. Her
appearance created great surprise , but
through coortesy tbo crowd of politicians
stepped back , lilted their bats , and allowed
her to approach the window. Tbo inspector
asked her what she wanted , and Mrs. Mason
replied with a smile that she wanted to vote
for Mrs. Lockwood. Mrs. Mason handed him
a Httlo pleco of white paper on which was
For President of the United States Mrs
Mrs. Mnson then withdrew and the work o :
electioneering proceeded as usual. Tbo ballot
Civil Service Examiners in lotca and Jfc-
WASHINGTON , November 11. A series of examinations
aminations , for the examination of applicants
for departmental service In Washington , have
been arranged for December for the west and
south , Including Monday , December 1 , at DCS
Molnes , Wednesday , the 3d , at Omaha. These
examinations will bo for the two grades , "lira
ited" and "general. " The limited Is for copy
ists at a salary of tTSO to $900 a year , and gen
eral is for clerkships at a salary of f 1,000 and
upward. Persons desiring to make applica
tion and bo examined at these examinations
can obtain application blanks and a copy o
tbo civil service laws and rules and regula
tions of the postmaster at either of the places
named , or of the civil service commission a
Washington , and as in most cases there wil
not bo time to admit of application being : for
warded to the commission and notice of ap
plication returned to applicants , the applfca
tion duly executed may bo brought to cxaini
nation und delivered to the chief examiner.
Shot Into the Procession.
The democrats had a ratification at Wash
ington the other evening. While the proces
sion was passing through a part of the city in
which a great many negroes reside , a colored
man , standing in the crowd on the sidewalk ,
without any provocation , shot Into the mov
ing column , the bullet striking a torch-bearer
named Sullivan in the temple. He fell in tbo
ranks and a number of the processionists
charged on the crowd of colored men who sur
rounded the man who did'the shooting. The
latter ran and in the confusion escaped , but
was afterwards captured by the police and
looted up. Sullivan is not expected to live.
Hie Cholera Feared.
The governor of New York has transmitted
to the state board of health a long communi
cation from the national board of health on
the subject of cholera. Immediately upon
its receipt the state board of health apprized
the local board of health officers of the rapid
advance' cholera in Europe and which
threatens the Invasion of this country , and
asking the establishment and enforcement of
Wheat per liXllbs 225 © 275
FLOUK llye per 100 K > s 140 © 175
WHEAT No.2 57 © 58 %
UAIIM5Y No. 2 48 © 49
UYE-NO. 8 as © avj
CORN No. 2 mixed 27 ? ! © 28
OATS No. 2 25 © 25J4
BUTTER Fancy Creamery 20 @ " 30
BUTTER Choice dairy 20 © 25
Eaos Fresh 20 © 25
ONIONS Per bbl 140 © 175
CHICKENS Per do/ , live 225 © 275
APPLES Barrels 225 © 250
LEMONS Choice S 00 © (5 ( 5o
POTATOES Per bushel 35 © 40
SEEDS Timothy 100 © 200
SEEDS Blue Grass 150 © 175
SEEDS Hungarian 115 © 125
HAY Bailed , per ton 800 © 903
WHEAT No. 8 Spring 81 © 8115
WHEAT Ungraded Ited t'4 © C9
CORN > 'o.2 52 © K5 !
OATS Mixed Western 32 @ 33
FLOUR Winter 4 75 © 5 53
FLOUR Sprinir 3 75 © 4 50
WHEAT Perbuphel 72 © 725.5
CORN Per bushel 44 © 44JS
OATS Perbushel CO © 20Ji
PORK 1275 © 130J
LARD 705 © 710
IlOfiS Pckg nnd shipp'g 4 a" @ 4 C5
CATTLE Exports 6 15 © 02. )
SHEEP Medium to good 2 CO © 375
WHEAT No. 2 red 75 © 75 ?
CORN Per bushel 41) © 41
OATS Perbushel 2fi ! * ® 2G5U
CATTLE Exports C 30 © 675
SuEEP-Mediuin 2 00 © 375
HOGS Packers 4 35 © 4 50
WHEAT Per bushel 50 © M'/s
COR-X Per bushel 32 ©
OATS Per bushel 21 @
CATTLE Exports 6 00 © 835
Hoas Medium to good 410 © 4 & 5
SHEEP Fair to good 2 90 © 3 35
CHICAGO , November 13. The receipts here
were 148,208 bushels , with shipments of only
18,610 bushels. The stock of wheat in store
here to-day of all grades is 7,397,8(8 bushels ,
against 8,086,800 at the same lime last year ,
and 3,619,000 for 1882 , and 3,812,000 for the same
time In 1881. This is a very large stock for
dull times , when no country of the globe
seems to want it , and to carry this at any time
requires a large sum , and it is especially felt
now , when such uncertainty exists regarding
finances. Exports from the Atlantic ports for
the week ending November 8th were 1,275,000
bushels of wheat and 130,000 barrels of flour ,
and Great Britain reports a decrease in the
visible supply of 500,000 bushels. The local
feeling is rather bullish on wheat , and
prices rally easily to a moderate extent
from all depressions , but no permanent
advance can be expected until the large ac
cumulations show signs of decreasing. The
large amount of surplus funds held by the
banks of the country , and the constant intlux
of gold from abroad , must in time lead to in
creased speculation ; with such a low range of
va'ues ' in all commodities , the natural result
must be better prices or an increase of busi
Corn receipts were 82,512 bushels ; ship
ments , 196,303 bushels. The market opened
steady at about yesterday's closing prces ,
and ruled tame for some time , but on small
receipts and heavy shipments shorts began
bidding against each other , running prices up
2 cents per bushel for November and J cent
for December and the year , closing with some
reaction , but with a strong feeling , and shorts
getting nervous. We should not be sur-
nriscd to see much higher prices on this year's
Oats are a trifle stronger than yesterday and
not much doing.
Pork and lard are quiet , with a tendency
Deputy Marshal Menshon has just 're
turned from the Indian territory , where he
had a fatal encounter with Indians , who at
tacked his party and rescued thirty United
States prisoners whom he had under arrest
from Fort Smith. Two of the attacking In
dians were killed and several wounded. Two
of the marshal's posse were seriously wound
ed. Nineteen prisoners were brought In by
he marshal and his deputies.
How A MOSQUITO BITES. The bill of
a mosquito is a complex institution. It
is admirably calculated to torment.
The bill has a blunt fork at the head ,
and is apparently grooved. Working
through the groove , and projecting from
the center of the angle of the fork , is a
lance of perfect form , sharpened -with a
Eine bevel. Beside it the most perfect
lance looks like a handsaw. On either
side of this lance two saws are arranged
with the points sharp and the teeth
well-defined and keen. The backs of
these saws play against the lance.
When the mosquito alights with its pe
culiar hum , it thrusts -with its keen
lance and then enlarges the aperture
with the two saws , which play beside
the lance until the forked bill with the
capillary arrangement for pumping
blood can be inserted. The sawing
process is what grates upon 'the nerves
of the victim and causes him to strike
wildly at the sawer. The irritation of
a mosquito bite is undoubtedly owing
to these saws.
Mrs. Spoopendyke Attempting the Histrlonte
"My dear , " said Mrs. Spoopendyko
contemplating herself in the glass as
she removed her hat and gloves. "Mi
dear , wasn't the theater just too swee
for anything ! Do you know , I thjukl
would like to go on the stage ? "
"Like to drive , perhaps/ ' suggested
"I mean act , " replied his wife. " 1
think I could do it as well as any DJ
those women to-night. Do you know
much about theaters ? Is it hard ? "
"No , " grunted Mr. Spoopendyke ,
tugging at nis boots. "It would be very
easy for jrou. All you have to do is to
stand around and talk , and you won't
wan't any rehearsals for that. ' '
"But I would have to practice twist
ing around so as to , fall in that man's
arms like she did , " musedMrs. Spoopen
dyke , "I don't think I could do it as
gracefully as she did without trying sev
eral times. "
"That's the part you want to play , is
it ? " growled Mr. Spoopemlyke , with a
shade of the green in his eye. "You
let me see you full ou any man's should
ers like that , and you'll find no trouble
in getting twisted around a few times.
What's your idea in going on the stage ?
Have you got a stomach Full of devotion
to art like the rest of the women of this
generation ? Got a sort of notion that
you can go on the boards aud show the
old stagers how it's done , haven't ye ?
Feel the fires of histironic genius climb
ing up your spine , don't ye ? Well you
don't ! It's nothing but your measly
"Don't you think I would know how
to act ? " she asked , pulling her crimps
over her forehead , assuming a stern ex
pression of visage , and stretching her
arms down rigidly at her sides. "This
is the way I would foil the villain. "
"Is that what you call it ? " inquired
Mr. Spoopendyky , nursing his knee and
glowering upon her. "It looks more as
if you were bidding against another
woman for a second hand , hair cloth sofa
at an auctionIf that sort of thing is
calculated to foil the villian , he must be
light in the waist ; . "
"I don't know , " smiled Mrs. Spoop
endyke , rubbing her chin. "In all the
plays I have seen , they always drive the
bad man ofl with a haughty look. Say ,
dear , isn't this the way to welcome a
husband after a long absence ? "
aud she parted her lips , gazed
eagerly into space , and extended her
"That's the way to hail a street car ! "
grunted Mr. Spoopendyke. "If you
want to make the welcome to the hus
band perfectly natural you ought to
have a smell of onions in the hall and
your back hair in your mouth. That's '
the kind of welcome I always get. "
"No you donrt , either ! " protested
Mrs. Spoopendyke. "I always run right
up to you and kiss you ! "
"Well , there's a smell of onions about
it somewhere , " persisted Mr. Spoopen
dyke. "What makes you stick your
arms out like andirons ? " he demanded.
"You look as if you were trying to keep
off a dog. "
"Anyhow , that's the way they do it , "
argued Mrs. Spoopendyke , a trifle
abashed. "Then , when they get the
letters telling them that their uncle
speculated away all their property , they
do like this , " and Mrs. Spoopendyke
threw her hand to her forehead , stag
gered back , and caught hold of a chair.
"Which does like that , the uncle or
the property ? " asked Mr. Spoopendyke ,
eyeing the performance with high dis
favor. "It looks something like the
property at the tail end of the specula
tion , but it resembles more accurately
the uncle buying a lower berth for Can
"I meant it for the orphan who had
been despoiled , " murmured Mrs. Spoop
endyke , straightening up and looking
rather downcast. "It was intended for
an attitude of despair. How would you
do it , this way ? " and she sank into the
chair , covered her face with her hands
and sobbed violently.
"If I wanted to give the impression of
a tight boot and corn , I should do it just
that way , " growled Mr. Spoopendyke.
"Should I throw my arms forward
listlessly and let my head fall so ? " she
inquired , suiting the gesture to the ques
tion."That's more like it , " assented Mr.
Spoopendyke with a grin. ' 'People who
hadn't seen the play before might think
you were counting the pieces for the
washwoman , but the orchestra would
understand it. "
"I don't care , " remonstrated Mrs.
Spoopendyke ; "I know I could act if I
could get a chance. Now see me scorn
my lover when I find out that he loves
me not and has been paying his ad
dresses * to the heiress , " and she threw
lier head back , stretched out one arm ,
and covered her face with a pale cast of
"That might do , " said Mr. Spoopen
dyke slowly. "It looks to me like an
attempt to'borrow § 2.50. Stick out the
other hand and make it five. I don't
enow though , " he continued , "both
arms would look like 'bring me me
che-ild ! ' I guess you'd better stick to
the original amount. You'll be more
apt to collect.
"Perhaps you think I'd do better in
comedy , " faltered Mrs. Spoopendyke ,
icr spirits dashed by adverse criticism.
"Now , we will suppose that I am the
cook who boiled the watermelon , and
ron , as the master of the house , are en
raged with me. How will this do for
the cook's attitude of bewilderment and
) enitence ? " She struck a comical atti-
; ude and gazed at him aghast.
"Don't ! don't ! " exclaimed Mr.
spoopendyke , _ _ burying his face in his
muds and. pretending to be overcome
with emotion. "It is beautiful , but it
reminds me so much of mother's death !
Please letjup ! I can't bear it ! " and Mr.
Spoopendyke sobbed aloud.
"I didn't intend it that way , dear , "
sighed Mrs. Spoopendyke , embracing
urn tenderly. "Forgive me , but I
thought I was acting funny. "
"That's all right , " snorted Mr.
Jpoopendyke , recovering himself with a
erk. "You talk about acting ! Look
icre , now ; I'll just give you one passage ,
ind then let it be the end of the whole
Mr. Spoopendyke arose , thrust one
land into the breast of his coat ,
set his teeth tight and growled.
Then he rolled , his eyes around and
roared , "Aha ! " Advancing one foot
with the stamp of an elephant , he swung
his arm around and crash ! The orna
ments lay. in" a fonfused heap on the
"Oil , dear ! ' 'murmuredMrs. Spoopen
dyke , trembling from head to foot.
"Got enough ? " demanded Mr.
Spoopendyko , surveying the wreck will
distended eyes. "Want the rest of thib
scene , or will you have the play with
drawn on account of sickness in the
family ? Want to act any more , do n
ye ? " ho howled , his gorge rising. "Got
some kind of a notion fastened to your
head with hair pins that the whole
dramatic business depends on you , and
that you only want a wig and a
curtain to bo a whole theatre with
speculators out in front and a bar ncxl
door ! Oh , go right on and act ! " he
veiled , and then striking a high falsetto ,
he squeaked : "Henrico , me own Hcn-
rico ah ! pardon these tears ! Oh ,
God ! how cau I tellhim ? Concealment
is useless ! Henrico ! ah ! me own
Henrico ! The carriage awaits ! " and
Mr. Spoopendyke fell over backwards
on the bed and fired his feet up in the
air. "On with the dance ! " lie roared ,
springing to a perpendicular again.
"Bring on the ballet ! " and spinning
around like a top in the excitement of
his wrath , he lost his balance , came
down hard on the smashed china , aud
then went speechless to his couch.
"Idon'tcarc , " murmured Mrs. Spoop
endyke , brushing away the debris so she
could safely sit on the floor to take oft'
her shoes. "I think I could act as well
as most of them , though of course I
couldn't play villain parts as well as lie
can , and I don't think I could smash as
many things. When he gives me an
other lesson , I think I'll take him in the
field where he can't break anything but
his back. "
And with this thrifty resolution Mrs.
Spoopendyke fell upon a microscopic
hole in the heel of her sock , and lost
sight of the stage in the interest the
A Western Drover's Story.
My name is AnthonjHunt. . I am a
drover and live miles and miles away
upon the western praries. There wasn't
a house in sight when I lirst moved
there , 1113- wife and I , and now we have
many neighbors , though those we have
are good ones.
One day , about ten years ago , I went
away from home to sell some fifty head
of cattle line creatures as I ever saw.
I was to buy some groceries and. dry
goods before I came back ; and above all
a doll for our youngest , Dolly. She had
never had a store doll of her'own only
rag babies her mother had made her.
Dolly could talk nothing else , and
went down to the very gate to call after
me to get a big one. Nobody but a
parent can understand how full my
mind was of that toy , and how , when
the cattle were sold , the first thing I
liurried oft' to buy was Dolly's doll. I
found a large one with eyes that would
open and sluit when you pulled a wire ,
and had it wrapped up in a paper and
tucked it Under my arm while I had the
parcels of calico and delaine and tea
ind sugar put up. Then , late as it was ,
[ started for home. It might have been
more prudent to stay until morning , but
[ felt anxious to get back and eager to
bear Dolly's praises about her doll.
I was mounted ou a steady going old
horse -and pretty well loaded. Night
set in before I was a mile from town ,
and settled down as dark'as pitch while
I was in the middle of the darkest bit of
road 1 know of. I could have felt my
way through , I remembered it so well ;
and when the storm that had been brew
ing broke , and pelted the rain in tor
rents , I was five miles or maybe six
miles from home.
I rode as fast as I could , but all of a
sudden I heard a little cry like a child's
voice. I stopped short and listened. I
ieard it again. I called and it answer
ed me. I couldn't see a thing ; all was as
dark as pitch. I got down and felt
around in the grass called again , and
again was answered. Then I began to
wonder. I'm not timid , but I was
mown to be a drover and to have mon
ey about me. It might be a trap to
catch me unawares and rob and murder
me. I am not superstitious , not very ,
jut how could a real child be out on the
jrairie in such a night , at such an hour ?
[ t might be more than human. The bit
of a coward that hides itself in most men
showed itself to me then , but once more
[ heard the cry , and said I :
"If an } ' man's child is hereabouts
Anthony Hunt is not the man to let it
I searched again. At last I bethought
me of a hollow under the hill and groped -
) ed that way. Sure enough , I found a
ittle dripping thing that moaned and
sobbed as I took it in my arms. I call
ed my horse , and the beast came to me
and 1 mounted and tucked the little
soaked thing \mder my coat as Avell as I
could , promising to take it home to
mamma. It seemed so tired , and pret-
y soon cried itself to sleep on my
It had slept there over an hour when
' . saw my own windows. There were
ights in them , and I supposed my wife
iad lit them for my sake ; but when I
jot into the doorway I saw something
was the matter , and stood still with a
dread fear of heart five minutes before I
could lift the latch. At last I did it , and
aw the room full of neighbors , and my
wife amid them weeping. When she
aw me she hid her face.
"Oh , don't tell him , " she said , "it
will kill him. "
"U hat is it , neighbors ? " I cried.
"Nothing now , I hope. What's that
-ou have in your arms ? "
"A poor lost child , " said I ; "I found
t on the road. Take it , will you ? I've
aimed faint. ' ' And I lifted th e sleeping
hing and saw the face of my own child ,
It was my own darling , and none
other , that I had picked up on the
Irenched road. My little child had
wandered out to meet papa and the doll ,
while the mother was at work , and they
amenting her as one dead. I thanked
icaven on my knees before them.
It is not much of a story , neighbors ,
mt I think of it often in the nights and
wonder how I could bear to live now if
' . had not stopped when I heard the cry
of help upon the road , hardlyloude'r
; han a squirrel's chirp.
That's Doily yonder with her mother
n the meadow a girl worth saving I
hink ( but , then , I m her father , and
) artial , maybe ) , the prettiest and sweet-
hing this side of the Mississippi.
Weapons Which Are Manufactured Merely
to Sell to ( A0 Whites. *
St. Paul ( Minn. ) Day.
A few leisure moments of a reprcsen
tativo of the Day were improved this
forenoon in looking over the array o
Indian articles of warfare , toilet , luxury
and general utility , exhibited for sale ij
the snow windows of a popular busi
ness house of St. Paul. There were war
clubs , tomahawks , bows and arrows
necklaces of Elk's teeth and bear'.1
claws , stone pipes aud moccasins o
every description , so arranged as to at
tract the attention of the renc hunter.
"Where do you get these things ? " in
quired the Day representative.
"Well , " said the merchant , "we get
them from Indians , trappers , post traders
and sometimes from ifniateur travelers
and adventurers who have started otn
on small means an'd after reaching St.
Paul ou their way home from the west
find it necessary to. sell their relics in
order , sometimes , to obtain a meal. It
is astonishing how many people go west ,
thinking they will make a speculation in
procuring Indian toys andsellingthem in
St. Paul. These people usually find it
hard to sell their specimens at any price.
"Post traders and trappers often
come to St. Paul with specimens , ex
pecting to realize handsome profits , but
they are generally disappointed. I re
member a trapper who came to my
store four or live years ago trying to
sell me a rare specimen of Indian work
manship He stated that it was made
by ono of a distinct tribe , and the only
relic left as a memento of the race. 1
learned afterward that he had tried to
sell it to several dealers , both in St.
Paul and Minneapolis , but had failed.
He had started out asking the exorbi
tant sum of § 500 for the specimen , but
had knocked oft'at each succesive store
until the price asked was only $10. 1
looked at the man a moment and lis
tened to his story about the rarity of the
specimen , etc. , and said to him : 'My
friend , that's a very pretty story you're
telling , but 3011 seel shan't be able
to make any one swallow it , and
the fact is I'll have work to get ten
cents for the trinket. '
" 'Well , hang it , ' said lie , 'give me a
drink of whisky and take the cussed
thing. This is the only house in the nor'-
west that I haven't tried to sell it to ,
and I'm broke and dry as a powder-
horn. Take it along , stranger and
gimme a drink and quick and call the
ieal squar. ' I gave the man a good
flask of whisk } ' and a. cigar , and he
wandered off apparently happy. "
"Well , how much did you get for the
toy ? "
"Oh , I happened to be in luck , " said
lie , with a twinkle in his eye. "An Eng
lish lord came along , and I told him the
story I had learned from the trapper ,
and I think I got $150 for the speci
"Do you sell many of these goods ? "
"Yes , a good many ; but nearly as
many to Americans as I do to Euro
peans. Of course , eastern people buy
them ; but we have to be very moderate
in our prices in order to sell to this class.
We can get fancy prices for the goods
from Europeans , and particularly from
English and Scotch people. During the
summer season our sales upon these
goods to Europeans mount up to thou
sands of dollars , while the Americans
they scarcely reach into the hundreds. "
"Are these goods genuine that is ,
made by Indians for their own use ? "
"Well , no , not all of them. A large
portion is made by the Indians express
ly to sell to white"people. . Such goods
would never answer the purposes of an
Here the merchant showed the differ
ence between a practical war club and a
fancy one , a practical tomahawk and a
joctical one. "The Indians , half-
jreeds and some of the frontier whites ,
make many of the toys expressly to
sell , " said the do.ctor. "But then , you
see , it's not necessary to mention that
.act ' to foreigners. The cheats bring
about as big a price as the genuine arti
The Sun's Light.
The sun is , in round numbers , says
the Edinburgh Review , 93,000,000 miles
from the earth. But the vibrations of
light pass across the vast chasm that
lies between the sun and the earth
in eight and one-fourth minutes erin
in 495 seconds of time. In order , how
ever , that they may accomplish the long
journey in such a time , they must travel
with a speed of nearly 188,000 miles in
a second , or , in other words , with a ve
locity 1,000,000 times greater than that
with which the vibrations of sound are
propagated through the air. The dis
covery of the rate of the propagation of
light was made in a very ingenious and
remarkable way by the Danish astrono
mer Boemer just two centuries ago.
Ho was at that time residing at Paris
and engaged in observing the move
ments of the satellites of Jupiter , and ,
while doing so , he happened to notice
that the return of the first satellite into
the shadow of the planet took .place
after a perceptibly-longer interval with
each successive recurrence. After 100
returns , the satellite was fifteen minutes
behind what should , to appearance ,
have been the proper instant for its
plunge into the shadow. While re
flecting upon the possible cause
of this retardation and irregularity ,
it occurred to Boemer that , dur
ing the entire period of this observed
retardation , the planet itself had been
jetting further and further away from
the earth , as it swept on in its vast or
bit , aud that , if the indication of its
position and behavior had to be con
veyed to the earth by an agent which
required time for its progress , that
agent would obviously need more time
for the performance of its passage
when the planet was far away than
when it was near. Subsequent calcula
tions of a more refined and exhaustive
character established the fact that the
eclipse of the satellite occurred 16 |
minutes later when the earth was on
; he opposite side of the sun to the
planet than when it was between the
snn and the planet ; or , in other words ,
that the vibrations of light required 16 j
minutes to make their way across the
entire breadth of the earth's orbit , or
8J minutes to traverse the half of that
breadth , which is the same thing as the
distance of the sun from the earth.
Bon h on Bed Willow , Thornburg , Hayes
Coning , Neb. Cattle branded "J.M. " on
leftside. Younjj cattle branded same u
above , also ' J.'on left law. Under-slope
right ear. Horsoa branded "E" on left
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
right. Ranch on the Republican. Post-
office , Max , Dundy county , Nebraska.
HENRY T. CHURCH.
0 ° born , Neb. Range : Bed "Willow creek ,
In southwest corner of Frontier county , cat
tle branded ' 'O L O ' ' on ripht side. Also ,
an over crop on right oar and under crop on
left. Horses branded " 8" on rlirht shoulder.
SPRING CREEK CATTLE CO.
Indianola , Neb. Bange : RepublicanVal-
iey , east of Dry Creek , and near head of
Spring Creek , in Chase county ,
, J. D. WELBOIW ,
Vice President and Superintendent.
THE TURNIP BRAND.
Ranch 2 miles north of McCook. Stock
branded on left hip , and a fewdoublecross
es oa left de. C.J > . RCA&BRACK.
STOKES & TROTH.
P. O. Address , Carrico , Hayes county ,
Nebraska. Range , Red Willow , above Car
rico. Stock branded as above. Also run the
lazv < r brand.
GEORGE J. FREDERICK.
Ranch 4 miles aouthwert of McCook , on the
Driftwood. Stock branded "AJ" on the
eft hip. P. 0. address , McCook , Neb.
J. B. MESERVE.
iianch , Spring Canyon on the Frenchmaa
River , in Chase county , Neb. Stock branded
as above ; also " 717" on left side ; " 7" on
richt and "L. "
hip on right shoulder ;
< L."on left shoulder and * ' 3 . " on left
aw. Half under-crop left ear , and square-
Top right ear.
DO YOU KNOW
with Bed Tin Tatr : Rose Leaf Fine Cat
hewing ; Navy Clippings , and Black ,
rown and Yehow SNUFFS ae the best
nd cheapest.quality considered ? ]
Ranch on Red Willow Creek , half mile
above 0 born .
poetoffice. Cattla branded on
right aide ana hip above. 3.4
FOR SALE Improved Deeded .Karm
and Hay Land. Timber and water. Two
inn houses , with. other improvements.
Convenient to No. 1 school privileges. Sit
uated on Republican river , ne.tr * iouth of
Red Willow creek. Call on J. F. Black ,
n premises , or address him at Indianola.
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