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    1'lll'i NOIIVOLK NMWS : FRIDAY. JANUARY 3,1002.
Superintendent O'Connor Docs
Not Want to I3c President ,
Would Liko'to Sea North Half of State
I Ropruienled on Executive [ Ctwimlt.
i too or Rending Olrclo Some of the
Features of the Association.
Siiporlntt'iidfiit 1) . 0. O'Oonnor of the
city schools was soon logiinling the I'tin-
neotlon of his iiitmo with the prr.sldowy
of the Htulti ti'uoliors' association . .which
will noon l > o in Hi'Hslon nt I.liu'oln. Mr.
O'Connor dnnii'd ( hut ho luid aspirations
in ( hut ilhrclioit mill hitld rniin < rning
thai position us well as other mutlfrH
connutitod with the iiH-toulatlon woik :
"Tlio use of my iitime in that con-
noclion was \vilhoitt authority. Siiifo
this purl iif ( lie nlitto was reiresonttd ]
last year In tliesnli'otlon of U. S. Uonn
of Waynn for thn position II is not probable -
able thut the n rlh portion of the Htnto
will lie considnriMl in thu solotition to bo
mndo th H your. The any taken
place , \ \ ill b botwoun the tmstorn and
and wosti in pnriinnH of the Htato , with
ohnnooH favoring the WOH ( .
"Tho northern half of tlio stnto would
llko to ho ropivMjnlod on the oxt'outivo
commit too or I ho rending oirolo , HuptT-
intoudi'iit Omni of this county or Superintendent -
porintondont Stahl of ( JumiliK county
would ho dctiirablo in either plac.o.
"Tho real purptifio of the aH.stmiiition ,
however , isi not the inattor of selecting
the ollk'ials ' , hut to promote the oiuiho of
education. The enrollment , at ouch mis-
fiion for the hint thro.o or four yours has
exceeded 1,000 toaohors. It is Hiifo to
Bay that ] ) iobably not moro than 0 or
iiO of this number tnko an active intercut
in the politics of the association. Tlio
great IIUIKS of the toiiohors who attend
are among the most autivo and earnest
workers in the Htato. They go to give
the association the best of their oxpori-
oiico and to rccoivo from others the re-
suits of thuir oxporioneo in the work.
Suoh teachers oomo nway from the as-
soolatiou benefited and encouraged utul
never fail to carry ou the work of their
sohoolH with renewed /.oal and coiifi-
"This year in connection with the
touch ( MB iihbooiation thu Htato library as
sociation will hold its annual mooting.
Oil account of the now law governing
traveling libraries this Bossion will bo
0110 of the most important in the history
of the organization. Everyone inter *
estod in free libraries in the state should
endeavor to bo. present at this mooting
which will bo held on the afternoon of
Wednesday , January 1. '
"Ono of the ilnost art collections over
brought to the state will bo on exhibi
tion in the art department of Library
hull under the auspices of the Nebraska
Art association The influence of those
exhibits is already buing felt in the
schools throughout the state in the way
.of improved taste in pictures and Bchool
room deooration.
"Tlio lecturers this yonr are well
chosen. They are men eminent as odu-
oatora and their subjects and influence
can not fail to bundle all teachers who
hoar the lectures or como in contact
with the men. "
Real Estate Transfers.
The following are the transfers of
real ustiilo in Madison county for the
two weeks ending December ) J8 , 1001 , as
reported by D. , T. Koouigstoin , oflleial
abstractor :
Pormlliv Nilsou to Charles V. Ander
son wd Ht > ' 21-31-1.
Pioneer Town Site Co. to D. B. Mo-
Mahan wd lot 8 , block 21 , sub division
entitled blocks la to 21 inclusive o ( H.
R , add to Nowuiau Grove.
Pioneer Town Site Co. to John Mag-
nor wd part of outlet 4 of blocks 85 to
88 inclusive of Pioneer Town Sites Co.
2nd add to Battle Creek.
D. B. MuMnlum to Haus Syvorfou
wd lot 8 , block 21 , R. R. udd to New
intin Grove.
Francis L Dodriilgo to Helen O. Earn
hardt wd nit in t-V , , of se } and u& of
Yi H3-2-1-8 and land , in Platte Co , fJOOO.
Mitria O. Bvrnum : to Columbus State
bank wd hit in Mi , of sej 28 and n i of
\S ' ) > Ol * it.l.l 't.U.t. . AttllAA
oil M t > i uiunr ,
deo. II Spear to Joseph G. Gardner
qcd s 04 foot of n 154 feet of lots ? and 8
block 4 , Norfolk.
Jauo Mnflly to Daauo Stewart wt
ueM2823-l , $1800.
Ella O'Sliea to W. A. Wells wd o 22
feet of lot , 11 and w 8 feet of lot 10
block 8 , R R. add to Newman Urovi
mid * < ? int. in a brick wall , $2000.
L. II. Heppurly to John Elhott wd
sw > 4 of nwK of uwj-.j 25-24-1.
Cora E. llarvov to Saui Rasmassoi
wd lots 25 20 and 27 , block 8 , R. R. add
to Newman Grovo.
Lillie N. Scott to Charles W. Oarr wd
part of lot 4 , block 27 , Kimbitll & Blair
tidd to Buttle Creek.
Corn H. Bancroft to Kate Ochsner wt
nt27 feet of lot 0 and s 57 foot of Ibt 8
Hick 15 , F. W. Barnes udd to Madison
David S. Gray to Ferdinand Zessiu
wds of mvW 80-21-2.
Katherine Kuapp to Biono Knap
lots 5 and 0 , block 81) ) W. J. Barnes tuli
to Madlion.
Gt'o. L. Whithara to Emma Gardno
wd lot 10. blok 8 , Dorsoy plaoo add t
Norfolk Junction.
Il.-rmun H Frioko to J. 13. Dougla
wd lot 8 , block 0 , Banoh's add to Madi
Charles Schmidt to J. W. Davis w
nwJif and \vi , { of BW 81-21 4 ,
O.trl Wildu to city of Norfolk wd e 1
feet of lot 8 , block 8 , Eoonigstoiu ad
to Norfolk. ,
John W. Gibson to Rosomoml M
Gibson wd part of lot 3 , block 5 Haase
suburban lots to Norfolk , f 1910 G3.
IjontsU Mlttlotitndt to.lolin W. ( lib-
son wd part of lot II , block 5 UIIUHO'H
Mibiirban lols to Norfo Ic , f'JI ) 1 0. ( Jit.
Stuto of N' branka to Ernest Nathan
jr , deed n\\ ' . , of no > . , and nw'-i ' ! ll-21 ( II
if 1 570.
D.ilmorn V Hwnn to KrntiU A. Dearborn -
born wd int in o1 mv'y and m > if of
n\v'.i ' and nol/i of 14 and HeVfof sw.f II-
21) , f 21)50. )
AtiKUNl ICeberg tn John D. 0. Koborg ,
wd n 'u ' of H ( I. , 12-22-1 , $1000.
( MuirhH H IJurland to.lolm A. Porter
wd sot , of HW'.I ' llt-21 I and lot 0 , block
! l. I'.imnvalk'sadd and lots 1-2 8-4-5-t (
( llinrli'H H. Dnrland'H suit division of
loisl > 28 , block I , Koenigstein's 8rd
mid to Norfolk , $8000.
Cora H Mmoroftto Lauretta Nlchol-
HOII wd pait of lot ( I , block 15 , V.V. .
llnnios add to Madison , $ ( ! ( ) .
Jacob Pr'tplcpch to August Mueller
wd ni-i. , ! l02l-i : ,
Denth of Mrs. C. S ,
I'niiM Tliurmliiy'H Dully :
Mrs. Unarlus S. Bridge \mtwA \ away
lust evening , after a very flhort illness
with pneumonia.
The announcement of the death of
Mrs Bridge comes with startling sud-
donni'hs that brings a shock to the com
munity and brings a Had ending to the
joyous holiday soafon. 1 lor illness was
a very Hhort one. She was taken
violently ill with pneumonia1 Monday
morning and passed away Wednesday
. . t. i.i I . * . II.A It * , nl- l < i * rtf iltit , , ntlp m.iiitl-
mo urnii unj "i mu nu j" .
Just before 10 o'clock. She was un
onsuious during the last hours and the
ml canio without sulVerlng.
There is a peculiar sadness attending
10 vlsltof the grim reaper to the homo
where there are children , at all times ,
tit especially is this trno when ho
omes during the holiday Heason with
s little warning as in this case. Only
10 immediate friends of the family
oali/.ed that her condition was so
irioiiH. Other friends knew that aho
vas v. ry ill , but only a few days before
icy had Huon and talked with her ,
vhen Hho appeared in her usual good
ealth and happy humor and it was
loped that the unfavorable reports were
10 result of over anxiety.
Whjlo the , world was rejoicing over
ho birth of another glad now year and
olobrating the event in a manner bu
lling the occasion , inside the Bridge
lomo all day yesterday , there wore
loomy forebodings , for "mother" was
ory sick , and early in the day it was
onliv.od that she might not have the
trength to chock the vigor of the
incase. With fear-drawn faces the
hildron questioned the anxious
vatohors at the bcdsido asking for on-
ourag'oment but fearing to have the
ruth told. As the day grow older hope
began to inspire the anxious hearts , but
vhen the shades of night commenced to
all it wns known that before the dawn
of a now day there would bo another
uotherlcss household.
Mrs. Mellio Birohard Bridge was born
it Boonsboro , Iowa , August 0 , I860 ,
lor father moved to Marshalltowu ,
owa , in 1870 , and there her happy girl-
lood was spout. She graduated from
ho high school in that city in 1878 and
on August , lu , lasi , mio was married 10
Mr. Charles S. Bridgo.
The greater part of their married life
las boon spent in Norfolk , having lived
icro for the last 15 years. Three i.of
ojr four children were born hero.
tlrs. bridge was a woman of lovcable
character , ardently devoted to her homo ,
inr husband and her children , "yet she
found time to form friendships in the
community .strong and enduring. She
will be sadly missed from a large circle
of sincere friends , with whom she was
very popuitir , and who will nuito their
; ears with those of her aged parents ,
uisbaud awl four motherless children ,
over the sudden ending of a lifo that
md scarcely reached the noonday of its
Mrs. Bridgo'has been a member of
the Congregational church since she
was a young girl , and when her homo
lutios and hot health permitted has
jocm engaged in its various activities.
Funeral arrangements have not yet
icon perfected , except that it will beheld
held on Saturday. Tlio hour will bo
umounced tomorrow.
Sherman Gravel.
Concerning which so much has been
said , is a disintegrated mica granite. It
has been chemically prepared by the
i r ut. flr * > a nf imt.nrn in
BO as to gradually weld together with
all the floxability of asphalt and the
durability of granite. This gravel is
( luarried at Sherman , Wyo. , on the
Union Pacific , and used on the road for
abllast. Travelers over the Union
Pacific therefore , escape the dust and
dirt which makes a trip over the lines
of its less fortunate rivals so annoying.
No dust , no dirt , no jarring , smooth
and easy riding.
For full information call on or address
J. B. Elsoffer , agent.
Brain Food Nonsense.
Another"ridiculous food fad has boon
branded by the most competent of
authorities. They have dispelled the
nilly notion that one kind of food is
needed for brain , another for muscles ,
and still another for bones , A correct
diet will not only nourish a particular
part of the body , but it will sustain
every other part. Yet , however good
your food may Iw , its nutriment is de
stroyed by indigestion or dyspepsia.
You must prepare for their appearance
or prevent their coming by taking regular -
lar doses of Green's August Flower ,
the favorite modioiuo of the healthy
millions. A few doses aids digestion ,
stimulates the liver to healthy action ,
purifies the blood , and makes you feel
buoyant and vigorous. You can get
Dr. G. G. Green's reliable remedies at
Asa K. Leonard's.
Get Green's Special Almanac.
Secretary Gave His Best Finan
cial Ideas Here.
Addressed the Bankers oT Northeast
Nebraska on April 22 , and Refers
to that Speech no his Opinion on
Asset Currency ,
The report that Gov. Shaw had oril-
Icisnd Secretary Gugo's administration
of the treasiiiy department has brought
forth a vigorous dtmlal from ! ilm and
in giving his views on the financial
qiiosliim the govcrnor'statcd that ho ic-
gardcd his ppceoh delivered in this city
on April 22 , befou' the Notthcast No-
branka Bankers' association , as the com-
ploUst presentation of his views on the
question , and that speech [ undoubtedly
furnishes the ideas that will govern
when ho ussumos the position. The
Hpocch was published in the Bankers
Journal of July and the following ( [ no
tation from it has been given the press :
"Htumomi hanks were uermitted to is-
sue a volume of circulation equivalent
to one-fourth of their capital stock , at a
tax of say ono-t'ourth per jiitnt. Then
permit an increase of ono-half its capital
stock at ono'half per cent , then to in
crease again to three-fourths at a rela
tively increased rate , and then to in
crease again to equal its capital stock ,
at 1 per cent. t.ix. I boliuvo this would
induce the hrtnks to carry a larger vol
ume of government bonds. Thou , in
stead of selling these bonds to increase
its' cash its circulation in time of strin
gency they would bo kept on deposit
in Washington and ou call an increase
of circulation would bo isatied to bo retired -
tired when not needed.
"When a wefcteru bank now needs
more circulation , nioro cash , it redis
counts its commercial paper and is com-
pulled to redeem it at a given date , and
pay a much higher rate. Let the banks
bo permitted to increase their circula
tion whou needed , to bo'retirod UH BOOU
a the demand for it ceases , and keep
ovor-.presont the inducement to retire
it whou not uoodod and elasticity is so-
"I repeat that currency based on as-
nets contains , in my judgment , no olo-
motit of danger except popular preju
dice. This will vanish as the question
is discussed andjoxplainod by those who
uiako a study of it. The depositor
would bo in no worse condition than
now. Whenever a bank fails the as
signee finds its bankable commercial
paper hypothecated. In other words it
has increased its circulation by sending
its some other bank and bor
rowing circulation at a high rate of in
terest , and it does this oven 'after it
ceases to bo solvent. It certainly would
bo no worse to allow a rrovernmout
issue after special examination. "
"I have boon asked to say something
ou the subject of bank circulation based
ou assets. This is not an issue in politics
nor have we any legal provision there
for. I shall , therefore , not attempt to
defend it. I am willing , however , to go
on record as in favor of an elastic cur
rency , and if I believed there was no
other way to secure an elastic currency ,
other than assets cnrrency.thtm I should
advocate such an issue.
"I am mindful of the fact that it is
claimed that an elastic currency places
the control of the volume in the hands
of the bankers. Who should control
the volume ? I am willing the railroads
shall determine the number of cars to ,
bo used , for they will build cars as long
as there is a demand for them. The
cars of the western railroads are all
employed when the crops are being
moved , but literally acres of cars stand
on side tracks retired from circulation
while the crops are growing. If the
cars cpuld bo constructed as cheaply as
currency can bo issued , they would bo
burned in the spring and rebuilt in the
"But , as I have said , I do not believe
it necessary to resort to assets banking
in order to provide an elastic currency.
I recognize a public prejudice , akin to
fonr , against a currency based ou assets ,
and prejudice , so long a ? it exists consti
tutes an element of danger , oven when
the thing , itself , against which the
prejudice lies , contains no element of
danger. I believe that a graduated tax
ou currency based on government bonds
would result in elasticity. That I "may
make myself clear , permit an illustra
tion , but do not understand mo as advo
cating or BO muoh as intimatingtho cor
rectness of the scale of taxation I sug
gest. I make it only to bring out an
Letter Lint.
List of letters remaining uncalled for
at the postofllco December 80,1001 :
John Andrews , J. W. Cunningham ,
Harry Coleman , Harry Dillon , G. W.
Dnfllold. Bert Emoriuo. Norman W.
Hick , Sarah B , Harris , Mrs. L. O. Leo ,
James G. Leonard , O. L. Moore , Ros
well R. Marsh , II. O.MaUan , Ella Rush ,
Earl Smith , Bump Smith , Edward Fey
del , Frank Tomashek , Rubbo Miuiflold ,
0. Williams.
If not called for in 15 days will bo
sent to the dead letter ofllco.
Parties calling for any of the above
please say advertised.
* * SOLDIER - *
The Story of it Mull Who \Vn
Ihuuulit Tit Only to
11Y Kim'AHD II. GLAItn. f ,
. . .
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Han * Mueller used to toot a trumpet
In the Third cavalry. Hans was more
or h'hs of a Unit for the Jokes of thV
men of his troop. Ho tool : all kinds
of gibes with a good nntun * that was
as perfect as It was stolid. The trum
peter knew more about music than lie
did about immkutx. When for awhile
he tried what the other men called
Hlialght soldiering , he wns continually
gelling tangled up with his equip
ments , and on several omtHlons at
bklrmlwh drill hu came within an ace
of shooting liluiHilf. Ills comrades
told I hi IIH that as long as he confined
his elToiis lo killing himself they would
offer no Htrenuous objecllon , but that
If he got real careless and ahot Hie
head oil' Koine one else he must look out
for trouble. As a inn tier of fact , lie
did one day come pretty close to put
ting a bullet through the heart of Ser-
gi'iint Peter Nelson , who forthwith
thrashed HIUIH In an approved slylc.
Captain Konurts called IIaim "gross"
and wild that he must stick to his
The edict of his chief made Hans
feel bad. lie blew the whole scale
of calls from reveille through fatigue ,
recall and drill to taps , but lil.s noiil
wasn't In his music. Down deep In
Hans' Boul there came the thought that
somehow he was not like other men.
The smartness of appearance which
characterised Sergeant Nelson , Corpo
ral Itrndy and a score of privates he
knew could never be his. There was
lacking In his makeup that something
which gives dash to a soldier. Hans
used to fall over his feet In a most tin-
military way. and his hands were nev
er In the proper places. There was
one thing , however , that could be said
for him , he always tried to obey orders
Implicitly. He generally blundered
while making the attempt , but the In
tent was right , and thai covers a mul-
lllude of sins much more serious In
nature than mere blunders.
The Third cavalry was In the Wyo
ming country In the Elkhorn creek re
gion. There had been a good deal of
trouble with the Ncz Perces , and L
troop had been kept on the Jump'inoBt '
of the time for a month. L troop was
Hans' oulflt. There bad been one con
stant succession of scoullngs. It had
been necessary to send small squads in
half.a dozen different directions at one
and the same time. The trumpeter had
been forced to stay with the main
body , which was not a very big main
body at that , at all times. He had
been In everything in which the whole
troop was engaged , but the Idea of
sending Hans out on a rcconnolssanco
where coolness and the subtlety of the
devil were necessary for safety was
the last ( thing Unit ever entered tue
head of Hie troop commander.
One day , however , one of the coldest
days of the second winter month , It
became necessary to send a scouting
party to Investigate the rumor of the
approach of a band of savages. Now , It.
happened that the whole command
was fagged out , and this In a nutshell
Is the reason why Hans Mueller found
himself for the first tlm6 in his life in
n position of acute responsibility. He
was ordered by Captain Roberts to
proceed with iSergcant Nelson and two
privates norlhwest until something
was "felt" or until the sergeant was
satisfied that a wrong report had been
turned Into the camp.
'When the little body set out. the fa
tigue of the Individual members of the
troop showed ithat It was not. so to
speak , Btrong enough lo keep these
same Individuals from giving linns n
semloff. JIans had , a carbine and a re
volver. Ills trumpet was hanging up
on a peg , tneof the bystanders said
to thctsergeant in command : "Look out
for Hans If you happen to get into a
scrimmage. The first thing you know
he'll forget himself , and he'll try to
blow 'retreat' on his carbine. You may
lose one man If Hans puts his mouth to
the wrong end of the barrel. "
Then they said a few other things to
Hans. Ho was told to be sure not to
get his canteen mixed up with his car
tridge belt and to make sure that ho
took nole of the landmarks on the way
out RO he could get back to camp In a
hurry If he happened lo hear an Indian
Bhoot off his gun. Hans took all this
well enough , because the { bought of
actually going out on a scout was suf
ficient to knock all other Ihlngs out of
his head , resentment along with them.
They had left the camp far behind
them. Sergeant Nelson , who was an
old and tried campaigner , turned to his
men and paid , "We are gelling near
the place where we may expect lo see
Bomclhlng. " Then he spoke seriously
lo Hans. "Mueller , " ho said , "you're
not half as bad perhaps as the troop
makes out , but I tell you honestly thai
I'm kind of- afraid of you when It
comes to n pinch. Lo the best you can
and don't run. As a matter of fact. 1
think that Jim Crosby was pipe dream
Ing when ho brought the rumor of reds
In this vicinity Into camp , but you may
haven chance to see trouble and If you
do plcasc'stlck. "
Thai was a pretly lough llilng to
have lo soy lo a soldier with Uncle
Sam's uniform on his back. Slick
MuolIer'H face wont utmost white tin
tier realization thai the true slgnlfl
cancc'of ' thai admonition wns that tlu
sergeant had n pretty strong fear It
hla heart Hint this trumpet looter was
n coward. Stick ! He would show them
'If he was only given a chance.
Sergeant Peter Nelson was an old
ml tried campaigner , Indeed , but H.nt
ny hemndo a mistake. Ho led his
hrco HUM ) straight Into an ambush ,
'hero were a HCOI-O of painted No/
'crccH straight IUTOHH their track. Thu
ndlans had very little cover , but they
tKcd It so artfully thai the old soldier
ergcanl had actually thought that the
> lt of emlmnknfont and the few scat-
era ! bowlders did not offer cover
Hough to conceal a Jack rabbit.
The first Intimation of the Indians'
iroHiMii'o was a volley. Sergeant Ncl-
ion went to the ground with a wound
n his Hldtj. Outof the privates , shot
hrough the shoulder and leg , fell with
iliu. The two mi'ii crawled behind n
ouplo of rocks and secured temporary
hHtor. Al the savage volley Ilann
lueller'H heart wont lo his throat.
Vllh the other private , who , like
IIIIIK , was nnlilt , he fell back about
orty yards and went behind nn ado-
tin lo cover. There for five inlntitc.s
hey exchanged shots with the redH ,
vim , In accordance with Indian CHS-
om , would not charge across the open ,
jut depended rather upon being able to
ilck off the soldiers and then to go for-
vnrd without ( lunger nnd Itke the
cnlps. Hans Mueller found that ho
ould use his carbine. Ills heart went
own out of his throat. lie looked
round him and saw that there wns
omo chance of holding the savages offer
or hours. Out beyond ho saw his two
trlckon comrades. They were not
end. He knew that because ho saw
hem move and occasionally weakly
also themselves and send a shol In Hie
.Irectlon of the red foe.
Hans snld to himself , "Those men
mist be brought buck here. " Then he
landed his carbine to bin cnmrniln nnd
vlth It his belt nnd ammunition. "You
nny need those , " ho Haiti , "If those fel-
OWB ( ill me. " Then ho jumped over
he rock In front of him , and with his
eng , shnmbllng , ungainly stride he
mule for the side of Sergeant Nelson.
The Indians pumped at him. The balls
whizzed by his head , cut his clothes In
hree places and spat spitefully Inio
he dust at bis feet. Telling Nelson to
grub his carbine , Mueller raised the
ergonnt In his arms and uinde buck
or cover , his truck all the way marked
out for him by the shots of the sav-
geB. lie dropped the sergeant under
he shadow of the rock and then stood
on his feet.
"Where yon going , Mueller ? " said
Sergeant Nelson feebly.
"I'm going afler Dodds , " sold Muel-
er , and he cleared the lltlle rock to the
rout once more.
"God bless you , Mueller , " was what
to heard above the cracking of the ri
fles to his front. He reached the side
of the wounded Dodds , raised him and
lurted back with him across the strip
of hell. Twice ho staggered as volleys
ang out , but he reached the side of his
comrades and placed Dodds between
kelson and the unwounded trooper.
Then Hans Mueller fell dead.
Relief came to the three surviving
cavalrymen. The two wounded lived ,
n the little cemetery at a post In the
far northwest there Is a headstone
which Is inscribed thus :
"Hans Mueller , Trumpeter and Sol
dier. His Cournge Was Bullet Proof. "
Chicago Record-Herald.
Attacked by a Heron.
"I've himlcd everylhlng from gray
squirrels to grizzlies , " said a velerau
Philadelphia sporlsmnn , "and the near
est I ever came to being seriously In
ured by any sort of game was one
line when n wounded bird attacked
nnd tried to kill me.
"I was a boy Ihen and went down tea
a creek that flowed through my fa-
her's farm to watch for a mink. It
vas early In the evening , nnd a blue
icron came nnd sat within tempting
gunshot. I knew It would spoil my
chances , at mink to shoot the bird , nnd
didn't Intend to do it ; but , kldllke , I
raised the gun and took aim just to sec
how I could kill It If I would. I lower
ed the gun and then raised It again.
Every time I raised It I would touch
he trigger gently. After awhile I
touched It too hard , the gun went off ,
and I started toward the heron , which
was wounded.
"I thought It would bo a good scheme
to catch the bird nnd starlet ! lo do so ,
when Us bill shot out like a sledge 1mm-
ncr and struck mo between the eyes.
When I came to my senses , It was dark ,
nnd It was several minutes longer be
fore I could remember where I was or
what had happened. A lltllo harder
and the bird would have killed me. 1
shudder even yet when I think what
would have been the result If the bill
had Blruck one of my eyes. "
Tamed Him.
An American drummer , fresh from
our direct methods of business , drop
ped in on M. de Wltte , the Russian
minister of finance , one morning to got
certain Information necessary for the
eale of his goods. The minister refused
It. The young man persisted. The
minister still refused. Then the young
man made the eagle scream. "You're
the only man who can give me what 1
want , " he said. "I'm not going back to
my folks and tell them that I couldn't
do any business. I've got to know. I
could get the same thing In Iwo mln-
ulcs in America , and I'm nol going lo
leave the room until"
The minister pressed nn electric but
ton. In walked two guards. The min
ister spoke to them In Russian , nnd di
rectly Ihe drummer found himself
walking down the Nevsky Prospect
with an uncongenial escort. As he
thought the mnlter over In Jail he con
eluded llinl his hand wns not strong
enough , as he put It , to bluff the whok
Russian empire.
Within an hour he wns led back Into
the presence of De Wlttc , who toh
him llml n decent apology would snve
further trouble. Afler the drummer
mndo It De Wltle gave him the In
formation , with the reminder that I
wns not wise to be rude to ministers
of "state.
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