The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, September 01, 1899, Image 3

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A I.Utln Cyclone , Hotr the Woys l > Jh-
covcrod a New Anitmnment A True
Htorr An Kml > arra * ud Student
Gladstone an a iior.
A Myntory.
Flowers from rlods of clay and mud !
Flowers HO bright , and grass HO green !
Tell me. blade , and leaf , and bud ,
How It Is you're all HO clean.
If my fingers touch sods.
See , they're Htreaked with sticky earth ;
Yet you spring from clayey clods.
Pure , and fresh , and fair from birth.
Do you wash yourself at night
In a bath of diamond dew.
That you look so fresh and bright
"When the morning dawns on you ?
God , perhaps , sends summer showers ,
When the grass grows gray for ruin ,
To the faces of His ( lowers.
And bid Ills Holds bo green again.
Tell me. blade , and leaf , and bud ;
Flowers .so fair , and grass so green ;
Growing out of clay and mud.
How It Is you're all so clean.
Gabriel Setoun.
A little Cyclone.
Bertram was born and had spent all
his life on a Kansas prairie. He had
never watched the waves rolling in
from the ocean , nor picked up shells
along the shore , nor dug wells in the
sandy beach. He had never listened
to the wind as it sighs gently through
the tops of the pine trees. Indeed , he
had never seen any real woods at all ,
nor any high hills ; and he knew noth
ing about great rocks that are so nice
to climb upon and that make such love
ly caves to hide oneself under. But
lie knew all about how the men on
the plains ride over the range to bring
the cattle together in a spring "round
up. " He had often played at "throw
ing a rope" to lasso the stalks of the
tall sunflowers that bloom so thickly
over the western plains. He had seen
great fires rushing madly through the
dry prairie grass. He had even seen
half a dozen flres at a time far off
on the great round line in which the
wide sky shuts itself down over the
wide earth. He also knew how hard
the winds could blow across the great
open plains. When the spring winds
came blowing all the way from the
Gulf of Mexico or the Polar ocean , Ber
tram used to watch the great round
"tumble weeds" as they rolled rapidly
along faster than a horse could gal
lop. Sometimes when the wind grew
fiercer than usual , it brought a thick
cloud of dust to choke the breath and
blind the sifht. Then Bertram would
run into the house as fast as his legs
could carry him , and shut his eyes ,
almost fearing that the little house
would be lifted from its foundations
and be shaken to pieces by the fierce
wind of the prairie. When Bertram
was five years old his mother took
him to New England to visit his grand
mother and some cousins that he had
never seen. Bertram thought the
rooms in his grandmother's house were
very large large enough for houses ,
lie said. He was never tired of run
ning up and down the stairs , because
he had never before lived in a house
where there were any stairways to be
climbed. One day Bertram's uncle
brought home from the city a large
box , and told Bertram and his little
cousin Frank that this contained some
thing which they would like to see.
When they opened the box they found
* f in it a toy village. There was a
church with a steeple , a postoffice , a
cchool house , a store and some smaller
houses. There were a good many lit
tle trees to shade the village , and a
number of little men and women to
walk about its streets. There was also
a depot and a train of cars to bring
people to and from the town. Both of
the children were delighted. They
took the little things out of the box
and looked at them one by one. Then
they began to build the town. Frank
had often been to the city with his
father , and thought that he knew all
about how a town should be built. He
did not think that Bertram knew
much about towns. So it happened
that almost all the things that Ber
tram set up Frank would soon change
to another place. Bertram soon be
gan to feel that it was all Frank's
town , and that he was being left out
of the play. He looked very sober for
a few minutes. He stopped working
and watched the little town as it grew
up under Frank's busy fingers. But
he was all the time thinking how he
could have a share In the play himself.
At last a new thought came to him.
The town was just finished , with all
the trees and houses set up in beautiful
order , and the little men and women
walking quietly around the streets.
Then Bertram cried out , "Here comes
a slycone ! " and filling his little lungs
with air , he blew out a great wind of
breath. In two seconds half of the
town lay in a heap , with the frightened
little men and women buried under the
overturned houses. Frank looked up ,
feeling half angry. But Bertram's
eyes were shining. He was not cross
.or naughty ; he only wanted to have a
"part in the play. Frank's eyes began
to shine , too. This was a new kind
of fun. So he said , "That was a bliz
zard , sure enough ! Now all the men
will have to go to work and build the
town over again. " Then with a good
laugh both of the boys set to work
with a will , and soon the town was
built up again as good as ever. When
it was finished the second time Frank
ran to his grandmother and whispered
something in her ear. Grandmama
smiled , went tip to the attic , and
brought down an old pair of bellows
that used to blow up the fires in the
great kitchen chimney a hundred years
ago. Bertram now looked on with
great curiosity while Frank took the
bellows , and made a wind that blew
several of the little men and women
half-way across the dining room car
pet. After this , whenever Frank and
Bertram set up the toy village , the
very best part of the play was the
time when the cyclone came , and trees
and houses and men and women tum
bled down together in a heap of ruins ,
Mary Hall Leonard.
A True Story.
Old Dapple was so tired when hay-
ing-tlme was over that grandpa salt !
he should rest a whole week , with oats
for dinner every day. "You're the
falthfulest old fellow ! " grandpa said ,
warmly stroking Dapple's old nose
back and forth back and forth , lov
ingly. "Now you shall have a holiday
and munch hay instead of rake it.
Wait ; I'll trundle the big rake under
the mow , out of your sight , so you'll
forget there was ever any such thing
in the world as work. " Then grandpa
went In to dinner with grandma and
The Twins everybody called them
The Twins , with capital 1's in their
voices when they said it. It was quite
late in the afternoon when grandpa
asked The Twins to lead out old Dap
ple to water. "Let him stay and drink
as long as he wants to , " he called after
them. "You needn't wait he knows
the way back alone. " So old Dapple
stood and drank his fill of the clear ,
sweet water , and The Twins ran back
to their play. But it wasn't long be
fore grandpa saw them coming toward
him at a scamper. Both their faces
were excited , and they shouted in a lit
tle , breathless chorus The Twins us
ually spoke In chorus " 0 , grandpa !
grandpa ! quick ! look up in the mow
ing field ! Old Dapple's up there rakln'
hay all alone , 'thout any rake or any
hay ! He's goin' back and forth and
back and forth like everything ! " And
when grandpa got on his "fur-offs" and
looked , sure enough there was faithful
old Dapple up in the mowing-field , pa
tiently trudging up and down , making
neat turns at the end of every "bout ! "
His tired old legs wavered unsteadily ,
but kept on. The afternoon sunshine
lay on his rough back and dazzled his
old eyes on the return trips , but he
never thought of stopping. Something
suddenly dimmed grandpa's "fur-offs. "
and he took them off. "Faithful old fel
low ! " he muttered. "Go lead him back ,
children , and give him oats for his sup
per. And how The T.vins hugged him
while they were doing it !
Constance Hamilton.
Gladstone as a Boy.
William Ewart Gladstone , at the age
of 12 , was the best looking boy who
ever entered Eton , and the brightest
fellow who ever' left it. He was al
ways proud to claim membership with
one of the old families of commerce ,
and to the last declined all honors and
titles offered him by the queen , pre
ferring to remain "one of the people. "
His mother traced her ancestry to the
royalty of the fourteenth century. She
was a woman of very great accomplish
ments , and exacted obedience from her
six children. Gladstone's earlier life
was passed under the direct care of this
wise and watchful mother. Her boys
were required to perform some manual
labor , and to take much physical ex
ercise , and were instructed in wood-
sawing and carving. A man's treat
ment of his wife is a reflection of his
mother's memory. In Gladstone's
beautiful study , called the "Temple of
Peace , " were three desks one for po
litical and business
for literary work and one for Mrs.
Gladstone , who was a most discreet , as
well as able , woman , and had not only
the gift of silver-tongued speech , but
of golden silence when occasion re
An Embarrassed Student.
Mr. Spurgeon used to tell a good
story about one of his divinity stu
dents. It was his custom , in order to
test the powers of the young men for
speaking , to give them , as they were
about to ascend the pulpit , a text to
discourse about on their own plan and
in their own words. This , of course ,
was not before an audience , but simply
among themselves for practice. On the
occasion referred to , he gave to a
young man , who as yet had not tried
the ordeal , the simple word , "Zac-
chaeus. " The young man , trembling
from head to foot , said : 'I will divide
my subject into three parts. First , We
read that Zacchaaus was small of stat
ure , and I never felt smaller than at
the present moment. Second , We read
that Zacchaeus climbed a tree , which
reminds me of my ascent into this pul
pit. Third , We read that Zacchaeus
made haste to come down which ac
cordingly I will now do. " Whether this
man ever became a great preacher or
not , we are not told , but he certainly
showed that he possessed ready wit.
Bean Game.
Here is a noisy , jolly game. A bag
of beans is brought in and every one.
present puts his or her hand in it and
takes a few beans , which are held in
the hand until all are served. Then
they are to count the beans , and all
who have odd numbers to form in line
on the right , and all with even num
bers to form in a line on the left.
Then the first person on the right line
starts over to the left side and gives
one in that line a bean as long as they
last , and then lie or she sits down. The
same time the first one on the left be
gins to give out what beans he or she
has on the right line , and when they
are all gone , he or she sits down. The
next couple do the same , and so on
until all the beans are given out. The
last couple by this time has all the
beans , and if one is dropped a burnt
cork is brought and a little mark is
put on the face of each one , and when
the total is counted the one having the
odd number is to have the black marks
put on for every bean in excess of the
number the other has. The one hav
ing the odd number at the end of the
game Is "old maid" or "old bachelor. "
"A Tool That Is Culled in the Hclirmi
Tongue Itethoadn , Having Five Porch-
CM , Where Lay a Crcat MultHudo ol
Impotent Folk. " John r. , 2 , 3.
Outside the city of Jerusalem there
was a sanative watering-place , the pop
ular resort for invalids. To this day
there is a dry basin of rock which
shows that there may have been a pool
there three hundred and sixty feet
long , one hundred and thirty feet wide ,
and seventy-five feet deep. This pool
was surrounded by five piazzas , or
porches , or bathing houses , where the
patients tarried until the time when
they were to step into the water. So
far as reinvigoration was concerned , it
must have been a Saratoga and a Long
Branch on a small scale ; a Leaming
ton and a Brighton combined medical
and therapeutic. Tradition says that
at a certain season of the year there
was an officer of the government who
would go down to that water and pour
in It some healing quality , and after
that the people would come and get
the medication ; but I prefer the plain
statement of Scripture , that at a cer
tain season an angel came down and
stirred up or troubled the water ; and
then the people came and got the heal
ing. That angel of God that stirred
up the Judeau watering-place had his
counterpart in the angel of healing ,
who , in our day , steps into the mineral
waters of Congress , or Sharon , or Sul
phur Springs , or into the salt sea at
Cape May and Nahant , where multi
tudes who are worn out with commer
cial and professional anxieties , as well
as those who are afflicted with rheu
matic , neuralgic and splenetic diseases ,
go and are cured by the thousands.
These blessed Bethesdas are scattered
all up and down our country.
We are at a season of the year when
rail trains are laden with passengers
and baggage on their way to the moun
tains and the lakes and the seashore.
Multitudes of our citizens are away for
a restorative absence. The city heats
are pursuing the people with torch and
fear of sunstroke. The long , silent
halls of sumptuous hotels are all abuzz
with excited arrivals. The antlers of
Adirondack deer rattle under the shot
of city sportsmen. The trout make
fatal snap at the hook of advoit sports
men , who toss their spotted brilliance
into the game basket. The baton of
the orchestral leader taps the music-
stand on the hotel green , and Ameri
can life has put on festal array , and
the rumbling of the ten-pin alley , and
the crack of the ivory balls on the
green-baized billiard tables , and the
jolting of the bar-room goblets , and
the explosive uncorking of the cham
pagne bottles , and the whirl and the
rustle of the ball-room dance , and the
clattering hoofs of the race courses ,
and other signs of social dissipation ,
attest that the season for the great
American watering-places is in full
play. Music ! Flute , and drum , and
cornet-a-piston , and clapping cymbals
wake the echoes of the mountains.
Glad am I that fagged out American
life , for the most part , has an oppor
tunity to rest , and that nerves racked
and destroyed will'find a Bethesda. I
believe in watering-places. They re
cuperate for active service many who
were worn out with trouble or over
work. They are national restoratives.
Let not the commercial firm begrudge
the clerk , or the employer the jour
neyman , or the patient the physician ,
or the church its pastor , a season of
inoccupation. Luther used to sport
with his children ; Edmund Burke used
to caress his favoilte horse ; Thomas
Chalmers , in the dark hour of the
church's disruption , played kite for re
creation so I was told by his own
daughter and the busy Christ said to
the busy apostles , "Come ye apart
awhile into the desert and rest your
selves. " And I have observed that
they who do not know how to rest do
not know how to work. But I have
to declare this truth today , that some
of our fashionable watering-places are
the temporal and the eternal destruc
tion of "a multitude that no man can
number ; " and , amid the congratula
tions of this season , and the prospect
of the departure of many of you for
the country , I must utter a warning ,
plain , earnest and unmistakable.
The first temptation that is apt to
hover in this direction to leave your
piety at home. You will send the dog
and cat and canary bird to be well
cared for somewhere else ; but the
temptation will be to leave your reli
gion in the room with the blinds down
and the door bolted , and then you will
come back in the autumn to find that
it is starved and suffocated , lying
stretched on the rug , stark dead. There
Is no surplus of piety at the watering-
places. I never knew any one to grow
very rapidly in grace at the Catskill
Mountain house , or Sharon Springs , or
the Falls of Montmorcncy. It is gen
erally the case that the Sabbath is more
of a carousal than any other day , and
there are Sunday walks , and Sunday
rides , and Sunday excursions. Elders
and deacons and ministers of religion
who are entirely consistent at home ,
sometimes when the Sabbath dawns on
them at Niagara Falls or tno White
Mountains , take a day to themselves.
If they go to church , it is apt to be a
sacred parade , and the discourse , In
stead of being a plain talk about the
soul , is apt to be what is called a crack
sermon that is , some discourse picked
out of the effusions of the year as the
one most adapted to excite admira
tion ; and in those churches , from the
way the ladies hold their fans , you
know that they are not so much Im
pressed with the heat as with the pic-
turesqueness of half disclosed features.
Four puny souls stand In the organ
loft and squall a tune that nobody
knows , and worshipers , with two thou
sand dollars' worth of diamonds on
the right hand , drop a cent into the
poor box , and then the benediction is
pronounced and the farce Is ended.
The toughest thing I ever tried to do
v/as to be good at a watering-place.
The air is bewitched with the "world ,
the fiesh and the devil. " There are
Christians who , in three or four weeks
in such a place , have had such fprriMc
rents made in their Christian robe that
they had to kepp darning it until
Christmas to get it mended.
1 he health of a great many people
makes an annual visit to some mineral
spring an absolute necessity ; but take
your Bible along with you , and take -in
hour for secret prayer every day ,
though you be surrounded by guffaw
ant' ' saturnalia. Keep holy the Sab
bath , though they deride you as a big
oted Puritan. Stand off from gam
bling hells and those other institutions
which propose to Imitate on this side
the water the iniquities of Baden-Ba
den. Lot your moral and your immor
tal health keep pace with your physi
cal recuperation , and remember that
all the sulphur and chalybeate springs
cannot do you so much good as the
healing perennial fldod that breaks
forth from the "Rock of Ages. " This
may be your last summer. If so , make
it a fit vestibule of heaven.
Another temptation hovering around
nearly all our watering-places is the
horse-racing business. We ail admire
the horse , but we Jo not think tliat its
beauty or speed ought to be cultured : > t
the expense of human degradation.
The horse race is not of such impor
tance as the human race. The Bible
intimates that a man is better than a
sheep , and I suppose he is better than
a horse , though , like Job's stallion , his
neck be clothed with thunder. Horse
races in olden times were under the
ban of Christian people ; and in our
day the same institution has come up
under fictitious names. And it is called
a "summer meeting , " almost suggest
ive of positive religious exercises. And
it is called an "agricultural fair , " sug
gestive of everything that is improving
in the art of farming. But under these
deceptive titles are the same cheating
and the same betting and the same
drunkenness and the same vagabond
age and the same abomination that
were to be found under the old horse-
racing system.
Long ago the English government
got through looking to the turf for
the dragoon and the light-cavalry
horse. They found out that the turf
depreciates the stock ; and it is worse
yet for men. Thomas Hughes.the mem
ber of parliament and the author
known all the world over , hearing that
a new turf enterprise was being start
ed in this country , wrote a letter in
which he said : "Heaven help you ,
then ; for of all the cankers of our
old civilisation there is nothing in this
country approaching in unblushing
meanness , in rascality holding its head
high , to this belauded institution of
the British turf. " Another famous
sportsman writes : "How many fine
domains have been shared among
these hosts of rapacious sharks during
the last 200 years ; and unless the sys
tem be altered , how many more are
doomed to fall into the same gulf ! "
With the bull fights of Spain and the
bear-baitings of the pit , may the Lord
God annihilate the infamous and ac
cursed horse racing of England and
America !
Now , the watering-places are full of
temptations to men and women to tip
ple. At the close of the ten-pin or bil
liard game , they tipple. At the close
of the cotillon , they tipple. Seated
on the piazza cooling themselves off ,
they tipple. The tinged glasses come
around with bright straws , and they
tipple. First , they take "light wines , "
as they call them ; but "light wines"
are heavy enough to debase the appe
tite. There is not a very long road
between champagne at five dollars a
bottle and whisky at ten cents a glass.
Satan has three or four grades down
which he takes men to destruction.
One man he takes up , and through one
spree pitches him into eternal dark
ness. That is a rare case. Very sel
dom , indeed , can you find a man who
will be such a fool as that. Satan will
take another man to a grade , to a de
scent at an angle about like the Penn
sylvania coal-chute or the Mount
Washington rail-track , and shove him
off. But that is very rare. When a
man goes down to destruction , Satan
brings him to a plane. It is almost a
level. The depression is so slight that
you can hardly see it. The man does
not actually know that he is on the
down grade , and il tips only a little to
ward total darkness just a little. And
the first mile it is claret , and the second
end mile it is sherry , and the third
mile it is punch , and the fourth mile
it is ale , and the fifth mile it is whisky ,
and the sixth mile it is brandy , and
then it gets steeper and steeper and
steeper , until it is impossible to stop.
"Look not thou upon the wine when
it is red , when it giveth its color in the
cup , when it moveth itself aright. At
the last it biteth like a serpent , and
stingeth like an adder. "
Whether you tarry at home which
will be quite as safe , and perhaps quite
as comfortable or go into the country ,
arm yourself against temptation. The
grace of God is the only safe shelter ,
whether in town or country. There are
watering-places accessible-to all of us.
You cannot open a book of the Bible
without finding out some such water
ing place. Fountains open for sin and
uncleanness. Wells of salvation.
Streams from Lebanon. A flood struck
out of the rock by Moses. Fountains
In the wilderness disrovored by Ilagar
Water to drink and water to bathe In ,
The river of God. which Is full of wa
ter. Water of which If a man drink
he shall never thirst. Wells of watei
In the Valley of Baca. Living foun
tains of water. A pure river of watei
as clear as crystal from under the
throne of God. These are watering-
places accessible to all of us. We dc
not have a laborious packing up before
we start only the throwing away ol
our transgressions. No expensive ho
tel bills to pay ; it is "without money
and without price. " No long and dustj
travel before we get there ; It Is only
one step away.
In California. In five minutes. 1
walked around and saw ten fountains
all bubbling up , and they were all dif
ferent ; and in five minutes I can go
through this Bible parterre and find
you fifty bright , sparkling fountains
bubbling up into eternal life healing
and therapeutic. A chemist will go to
one of these summer watering-places
and take the water , and analyze it , and
tell you that it contains so much ol
iron , and so much of soda , and so much
of lime , and so much of magnesia. 1
come to this Gospel well , this living
fountain , and analyze the water ; and
I find that its ingredients are peace ,
pardon , forgiveness , hope , comfort , life ,
heaven. "Ho , every one that thirsteth ,
come ye" to this watering-plaoe.
Crowd around this Bethesda. O you
sick , you lame , you troubled , you dy
ing crowd around this Bethesda. Step
in it , oh , step in it. The angel of the
covenant today stirs the water. Why
do you not step in it ? Some of you are
too weak to take a step in that direc
tion. Then we take you up in the arms
of prayer , and plunge you clear under
the wave , hoping that the cure may
be as sudden and as radical as with
Captain Naaman , who , blotched and
carbnncled , stepped into the Jordan ,
and after the seventh dive came up ,
his skin roseate-complexioncd as the
flesh of a little child.
Regimen on Which Oiio Infant I > Mak
ing Astonishing Growth.
There is a doctor in West Philadel
phia who has a son one year old , and
this baby is probably the strongest hu
man being for its age and weight in
the world. Its father will hold a cane
in his two hands , and the baby , grasp
ing it , will draw itself up to its chin
three times. That is but one of its nu-
mfrous feats of strength. The physi
cian says that his boy's unusual mus
cular development is due to a daily
massage treatment. Every morning he
lays the little fellow , naked , on a
blanket , and kneads his muscles for
thirty minutes. Once a month he
weighs the baby and measures its
calves , chest , arms , etc. The monthly
increase of weight and girth are re
markable. The baby has never had
shoes or stockings on its feet or a hat
on its head , and in the summer it wears
only a little sleeveless dress that comes
to its knees. It gets a cold bath every
morning. "If nothing goes wrong , "
the physician often declares , "this
rhild will be one of the strongest men
the world has ever seen. He will never
get bald and he will never lose a
tcoth. As for his muscles , with mas
sage and a course of exercise that I
have laid out , they will be big and
supple all over his body. All his flesh
will be , when tense , hard as steel , and
when relaxed as soft as the flesh of a
young girl. "
T-oss of Ilnir Duo to Mental Shock.
In a French medical journal M. Eo'.a-
sier relates the following remarkable
case , which is an addition to tlnJ
group of cases in which sudden loss
of hair or change of its color followed
mental shock. The subject was a vig
orous peasant , aged 33 years , who was
not of a nervous tempsrament beyond
being slightly emotional. His hair was
abundant , and a dark chestnut col
or and not even slightly interspersed
with white filaments. One evening , as
he was returning home , preceded by his
mule , on which was mounted his son ,
aged 8 years , the animal slipped , and
the child was thrown off and trampled
on several times. He was only severe
ly bruised , but the father thought he
was killed , and in endeavoring to save
him was terror-stricken. He trembled ,
and had palpitations and a feeling of
cold and tension in the face and head.
On the following tlay the hairs of the
head , beard and eyebrows commenced
to fall in quantities , so that after eight
days he was absolutely bald. At the
same time the skin of the face and
head become paler. Without delay the
hairs began to grow again in the form
of a colorless down. Soon all the af
fected regions were covered with finer ,
more silky , and a more thinly sown ,
completely white hair. The hair of
other regions was not affected.
Her .Ashes In the Mortar.
An odd monument was desmvl by
an elderly maiden who died a few
weeks ago in Athlone , Ireland. She
left a fortune of ? 135,000 to be spent in
the erection of a church , provided that
her body should be converted into
ashes and used in making the mortar
for building the edifice.
Just Think of It.
Tommy Scroggins "I'd hate to ba
dat two-headed boy at de museum. "
Jimaiie Wiggins "He has lots o' fun. "
Tommy Scroggins "I know dat , but
jes' t'ink o' havin' two faces to
warsh. " Ohio State Journal.
The Bank President Are yen aware
the cashier has taken a half-interest in
a yacht ? The Confidential Adviser
No. Perhaps we had better see he does
not become a full-fledged skipper.
Indianapolis Journal.
The forest fires In the Adirondacks ,
New York state , arc under control.
Chicago has 108.000.000 eggs in cold
storage , and the season for traveling
theatrical companies Is just opening.
Oklahoma 1ms now the youngest ad
jutant general In this country. He Is
Bert C. Orner and is but 24 years of
The collector of the Now York cus
tom house courteously paid the Sham
rock port charge of $40 out of his own
A postofllce has been established at
Darnuni , Johnson county , Wyoming ,
and Thomas Freeguard appointed post
- Gus Ruhlln , Jack Stolzener , Charley
Goff and Paddy Purtell have been
matched to fight at Chicago during the
week of September 23.
John I. Blair , the aged multimillionaire
ionaire of Blalrstown. N. J. . and foster
parent of Blair , Neb. , celebrated his
97th birthday last Tuesday.
It is reported that Maurice Grau has
engaged Her Drourk , leader of thej
Royal German opera at Berlin , for the
season at a salary of $27,000.
Fire at Milwaukee caused $70.000
damage to the B. Uhrig Coal company
and Foster Lumber company In the
loss of stock and buildings.
The contract for carying the mail
from Bridge to Basin , Wyo. , has been
awarded to Josiah Cook and O. C.
Morgan , both of Basin , at $1,898.
The price of structural steel has
been advanced $5 per ton. This was
decided upcn at a meeting of struc
tural iron tncl steel manufacturers.
The discharge of Private James M.
Conner , company A , First Nebraska ,
at San Francisco , with travel pay , is
directed by the assistant secretary of
Miss Helen Gould will be present at
the ceremonies at Throe Oaks , Mich. ,
when the Spanish cannon , captured by
Admiral Dewey , are presented to the
Dr. Benjamin F. Dcrosta , rector of
the Protestant Episcopal church of St.
John the Evangelist , in New York , has
resigned on account of his advanced
Surgeon Heiser at Naples cabled the
marine hospital bureau that there was
absolutely no truth in the report that
the plague had appeared at Naples
and Palermo.
Agents of Mexican companies are in
Cuba contracting for workmen to pro
ceed to Mexico. This is a source of
danger to Cuba , where there is already
a scarcity of labor.
Judge Lewis A. Groff , formerly of
Omaha , and who served two terms on
the bench in Nebraska , is a candidate
for postmaster at Los Angeles , Cal. ,
where he has been a resident fcr sev
eral years. His chances for the ap
pointment are very favorable. i
Archbild A. Glenn , formerly state
senator and lieutenant governor of
Illinois , has just been elected city
treasurer of Wichita , Kan. Judge
Glenn is 80 years old , but discharges
all of the duties of his office without
the aid of a bookkeeper or clerk.
As a means of furnishing in popu
lar form the necessary information in
relation to methods of protecting
crops from frost , the United States
department of agriculture has had
prepared and will soon issue farmers'
bulletin No. 104. entitled "Notea on
Frost. " i
The Herald says : Arrangements arc
maturing for the organization of a
$50,000,000 dry goods corporation in
that city to control and operate dry
goods and departmero stores through
out the country. The Mercantile Re
organization company has recently
been incorporated in Trenton , N. J. , as
a prcjlyninary to creating the bg ! cor
poration. - i !
Assistant General Superintendent
Avery Turner , of the Santa Fe , on the
24th drove the last spike completing
the only double trark division in
Kansas that between Emporia junc
tion and Florence , forty miles. It
was a golden spike made express
ly for this purpose. The ceremonies
took place near Strong City.
That Darwinism is wrong in assert
ing we are always greatly affected by
the nature of our environment , would
seem to be shown by the case of an
old printer named Edwin Thompson ,
who lately died in a Missouri town.
In his early life he set type from the
original manuscript of Fonimore
Cooper , Hawthorne and others. But
for the last forty years he has worked
at nothing but different editions of the
bible , and yet died an ifidel.
Omaha , Chicago and New York J
rJutter Creamery _ separator. 20 'a 21
Butter-Choice fancy country 14 ft 13
Eggs Fresh , per doz 11 ft
Chickens Spring- , per lb 9 ftIf 10
Pigeons Live , per doz 75 It 1 W
Lemons Per box 3 73 fa i 0- )
Oranges Per box 4 50 'a 5 00
Cranberries Jersey , per bbl. 6 25 5 50
Applfia Per barrel 2 00 ft 2 50
Potatoes New. per bushel. . 25 ft 30
Sweet potatoes Per bbl 2 00 ft 325
Hay I pland. per ton 501 S 600
Hogs Choice light 4 53 fS 4 G3
Hogs Hf-avy weights 4 23 f ? 1 30
Beef steers 2 CO < ti 3 3. )
Bulls 300 ft 4 CO
Stags t 73 & 5V )
Calves 3 15 Hi 5 23
Cows ] 23 i 4 03
Heifers 1 0) < a j 53
Stockers and feeders 4 00 ft 4 W
Sheep L.imbs 500 ft 525
Sheep Good grass wethers. . Zfc < Ji 3 73
Wheat No. 2 spring CS
Corn Per bushel 23
Barley No. 2 31 ?
Oatb Per bushel 21
Rye No. 2 52 6S 5l'
Timothy seed. p * > r bu 2 S3 < S > 2 GO
Pork Per civ : 7 CO SI 333
Cattle Stcck rs and feeders 2 35 $ ? 30-3
Good to oho : < " cattle 5 63 C2 C 03
Hoes Mix < "d 4 40 < fr 4 SO
She""p Prime natives 3 ( ft & 4CO
Sheep Western rangers 3 13 It 4 13
Corn No. 2. red .7) ) @ 40
Oats No. 2 2C ft 27
Wheat No. 2. spring 73
Sheep Mutton 3 50 fa 4 23
Hoga Mixed 4 55 tit 4 63
Cattle Ctock rs and feeders 3 73 ( a. 4 75