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"M. El. TURNER CO.,
PronrietGrs and Publishers.
' OFFICE. EXexev.th St.. vp ?tatrs
t& J&trnal Building.
D T Mastyx. 31. I F J. r-CHCG. H.D
Dri. XA2.TT3" & 3CHU5,
U. S. Examining Surgeons.
Local Surzeon-. Fmon Pacific. 0 N.
& B. H. and K. I M. E. E'-.
i . r-ultatin- in Orrain as.'. EnslL-h.
Telei-aones itefift aau residence.
COLI7MSI75. - JTCERASSA.
J3i ifice erond doir fast ef post-amce.
I. Va2.?0'"t. 31. 1
Disexe of oo:a and children a spe
cialty. Count phv-ician. OiTiee farraer
iy occupied by lr Bone-teel. Telephone
L.14 A..51-. GH. .. si.
On corner r '. Eic , nth and North streets,
oer ErnT-"- uardare -tore
t lUKKUI ! A: -! t.LITA..
A TT0RXEY-A 1-LA H".
1'p-stair- m uluoW Building, llth street.
lv the N uanfc.
lith s:r-t. i ifiT w--t " fla-uudcd Boas,
'THLKSTO A: POWERS.
XT 'Ac- ic Mrcni-L Block, Colarn-bu-.
.4 TTORXE Y AT LA W,
Oa,-c on inw m. .luaibu. Sebruti.
V. A. MACKEN,
FurjJ 'in J" -mesne Liquors and
llth -tr lit ..mnrii- N-b. .-y
A TTORXE YS AT LA W,
U:S-e up-tair- m M -Alli-ier'- build
ias. llth -t w. .v. McAllister. Notary
J. M- MACFARLJ.VD.
B. B. COWOEEY.
LAW ANb COLLEtTiOX OFFlfE .
MAC?i?OiAND& COWDIHf, j
G-luvtb. Xehraska. j
f. f. in "m:k. n. -
,-BCfe---r :. I- .(.. A.Hcilher't j
EOlLEUPATHli: PBTSICJAX A'B
Iiestilar .TxJuate of two medieal eol
lesc,7 oih .- ..v- t one-half blo-k
north i I! itani"nti HU5e. --ly
C. M. SWEEZEY,
Land. Loan and Insurance.
Monev to loan on loa or hart time on
Eeal Estate in -uai- t. -ait parties. ."-7
J. J. J1AIGH.O.
t , .. ..., irfturn- Xnttrru
.ami and Collection Agent. I
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j3TPa-s de-iriuj: urveyms done can
atifv me by mill at Platte Centre, Neb (
"llth St., opposite Lindell Hotel.
Sell Harness, saddles. Collars. "Whip,
Blankets. urry tombs. Brushe-. trunks,
valises, urirr tp-. ca-hiona. carriage
trimniins:-. JCc at the lowest possible
prires. Eepair- pr mptly attended to.
cre'fc at home. $3.00 outfit
fr-- I'av abiolutely snre. o
risik. - ipital nt required.
Ti-ir if van want business
at which person- of either sex. yonas or
old, can m.ifc- CTeat pay all the time they
work with atj-olutr certaiaty, write far
piTticulars t. H. Uaii-ET Jc Co Port
COXTRA CTOR FOR ALL KLSDS OF
Office, Thirteenth M between Olive
and Nebraska Avenue. Residence en the
corner of Eizhth and Olive.
.n W"orlc Guaranteed.
J 5. kup.doce: sox,
Carpenters and Contractors.
Eave tad an extended experience, and
WJ1 ccarantee satisfaction in work.
All kinds of repairing done on bort
notice. Our motto is. Good work and
fair priees . Call and ?ive us an oppor
tnnitytoestimateforjoQ. "Shop on
12th St one door west of Friedhof Jfc
Co's. store. Colnmbns. Nebr. 4SJ-V
Q. C. SUET A 7NQ J?T
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware !
JoVWotx. Roofing aae Gctter
icg a Spedalty.
yy5hop on Eleventh Street, opposite
Heintz's bruc Store. 46-y
IJLXD AXB 1XSURAXCE AGEXT,
His lands comprise some ane tracts
In the Shell Creek Valley, and the north
ern portion of Platte county. Taxes
paid for non-residents. Satisfaction
guaranteed.- 20 y
lOLTTTIslUS PACKD16 CO.,
COLZZHBTTS, - XEB
Packers and Dealers in all kinds of He?
product, cash paid far Lire or Dead Hqzs
Dirtston-B- H Henry. Prest.; John
"Wirzins, See. and Treas.; L. Gerrard, 5.
-V-0XICE TO TEACHEB&
J. "B. Moncrie f, Co. Sspt
"Will be in his o:5ce at the Court House
on the third Saturday of each
month for the purpose of exasuninE
applicants for teacher's certificates, and
" for the transaction of any other business
pertaining to scnccls. ST-y
VOL. XT.-N0. 6.
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l.RANDEU (iBSEAED, PrCs'i.
Geo. Y. HclsT, rice Prcfi.
Edts-acd A. Geeeaed.
J. E. Tasker, Cashier.
233.x k f Deposit, DLicaas
Collectiosui Promptly Made
I'ar lHterext el
D. J. DEKBEKT.
IEA B. BRIGGIX.
I JSTPrornpt attention given to Col
' iSTay Interest on-time deposits.
STnsttrance, Passage Tickets and
i Heal Estate Loans. 3-tf
"WHOLESALE AND EETAIL
HUM Al FEED STOEE!
BOLTED i IMTE1 CIS! MEAL.
AND FOrE KLN'Da OF THE BEST
TVHEAT FLOUE ALTTAVS
S3All kind- of FEUITs in their sea
ion. Order- promptly filled.
IT. tli Street, Columbus, Nebr.
TjnSTDJilIlT AKEB !
rOFFIXS AND METALLIC CASES
ASD DEALER E?
Fnmitnre. Chairs, Bedsteads, Bu
reaus. Tables, Safes. Lounge.
&.Z-. Picture Frames and
X5r-Reparisf of all kinds of Upholstery
6-tf COLUMBUS. NEB.
for the working class
Send 10 cents for postage,
and we will mail yon free
a rovaL valuable box of
sample jroods that will pat you in the way
of makinE more money in a few day than
you ever thouzht posiible at anv busi
ness. Capital not required. 'e will
start you. You can work all the time or
in spare time only. The work is univer
sally adapted to "both sexes, young and
old." You can easily earn from" 50 cents to
S3 every evenins." That all who want
work may test the business, we make
thi- unparalleled offer; to all who are not
well satisfied we will send $1 to pay for
the trouble of writing u-. Full particu
lars, directions, etc, sent free. Fortunes
will be made by those who give their
whole time to the "work. Great success
absolutely sure. Dent delay. Start now.
Address ixcrsox Co., Portland. Maine.
JL WORD OF WAKXOTG.
FAEMEE5, stock raisers, and all other
interested parties will do well to
remember that the "VTestern Horse and
Cattle Insurance Co. of Omaha is the
only company doing business in this state
that insures Horses, Mules and Cattle
aainst loss by theft, accidents, diseases,
or injury. (as also against loss by fire and
lightning). All representations by agents
of" ether Companies to the contrary not
withs tan dine.
HEN'EY GAEN, Special Ag't.
15-y Columbus, Neb.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Plans and estimates supplied for either
frame or brick buildings. Good work
guaranteed. Shop on 13th Street, near
St. Paul Lumber Yard. Columbus, Ne
braska. 32 6mo.
Liyerv and Feed Stable.
Is prepared to furnish the public wf th
good teams, buggies and carriages for all
occasions, especially for funerals. Alo
conducts a sale stable. 44
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lsv S"8. 3MWH. ZM bpsnpl iSBA
B lanik Sto. Capfc V "B"r
Paid Ii Capital,
Sirplis oi Prints,
OmCDS T DIEICTOE3.
A ANDEESON. Fres't.
SAM'L C. SMITH. Vice Fres't.
O.T. EOEN", Cashier.
J. W. EAELY.
V.'. A. MCALLISTER.
Foreign and Inland Exchange. Passage
Ticketa.ana Real Estate Loans.
Rock SpiH? Coal
Carboa (Wromini; Coal.
EldoR vlwa d
...S7.03 per laa
.... 5.00 -....
Blacksmith Coal of bsrt quality al
ways on hand at low
North. Side Eleventh St..
ImuroYed and Unimproved Farms,
Hay and Grazing Lands and City
" Property far Sale Cheap
Union Pacific Land Office,
On Long Time and loic rate
S2TFinal proif made on Timber Claims.
Homesteads and Pre-emptions.
25r"Ali wishing to buy Unds of any de
scription will plea.e call and examine
my list of lands before looking else where
3J"A1I havinz land to sell will plea-e
call and givs me a description. :ra .
JTl. a o am prepared to insure prop
ertv, as I have the agency of several
first-class Fire insurance companies.
F. W. OTT, Solicitor, speaks German.
MAJItlEI, C SMITH.
30-tf Columbus, Nebraska.
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CHEEK HILLS.
MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL
OFFICE. COL UJfB US, XEB.
SPEICE & NORTH,
Genaral Agents for the Sale of
Union Pacinc. and Midland Pacific
R. E- Lands for sale at from $3.00 to 110.00 j
per acre for cash, or on five or ten years j
time, in annual payments to suit pur-
chasers. "We hive also a large and
choice lot of other lands, improved and
unimproved, for sale at low price and
on reasonable terms. Also business and
residence lots in the city. "We keep a
complete abstract of titleto all real es
tate in Platte County. !
All kiids of Repairii die i
Shrt Xtice. Kiies, Wa-
is. etc. wzie U trier.
aid all wtrk Giar- '
Ake sen the warU-famooi Walter A.
'Shop opposite the "TattersalL" on
OUVe at, CULLJLBL2.
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY. JUNE 4, 1884.
JOTTO TEE OLD MAXS EYES.
Beside the open window
A grar haired man sat down.
The raiboad train that bore hra
Sped through the grirzT town;
A rul everjTiiere. nitended
As tar as eye coaM view.
The yellow corn and barley
Anil fragrant orchards grew.
t""g the streiy river
Great raeconss rere sees.
And ttny ne-x- oorn haaxlea
Were neitiad in the irreen:
And soonds of engine labor
Were rising- to the stoee.
And all the landscape bristled
Wtih slsns of entorprae.
The old g;,in pued ahoc: his
And wiprtl away a tear.
-Ala-1.- he sirhed. outblctted
Is all 1 held most dear.
Tie trre?. the wood, she mountain,
The prospects I have inowu
.!i thinx tiiat were familiar
Ar passed atray nd gone."
Beside the straaer loitered
A little shnli-vutecd chap.
And dropped a small pnze-packags
Into that stwnjer's lap.
The old man started quickly.
lie started and was mete.
Ee eyed the small boy's basket.
His papers and his fruit.
And from his laboring bo-om
Came srhs of s'iad relief.
And clutchlnar at the tram-boy.
He uttered this in brief:
I fancied ail was altered.
A g-iaJ surprise has come.
I see the self -same packages
You had ere I left home.
X T. JcuntsL
"Listen. PeirL and mind all I say."
"Can vou take care of mother all
Of coarse I can, papa. Are yon
-Yes: him and I have to go after
those yearlings. And like as no"c auntie
won't he home till ro-morrow."
"What a cozy time mamma and 1
"And. PearL if I should not be home
till late, can you call old Snovr into the
stable, and push down a little fodder
"Ye. papa, aad I'll get the chickens
"But let everything else go for
mother, dear. Alwavs remember
"You know I will, papa."
H-r word. were a? earnest as his own
a.s she ran after him for another kiss:
and he added, a- he laid a braid of her
pretty hair against his lips.
"If she's the least bit nervous toward
night, don't leave her a moment, my
biid. but let the animals take care o'f
Pearl lived on the shore of the sreat
Mississippi, far down, where "Jack
Frost never gets a very tight rii on
things, and lets go very early, as Sadam
Spring comes smflingabontl Her father
was getting poorer and poorer year
by year, as his worn -out land grew" less
productive with everv season of slack
tillage, until he found it hard to wring
from it a livins: for his small family.
The stock dwindled down to a few
poor ill-kept creatures, which looked as
ii forlornly wondering within them
selves whether it were realiy worth
while to live or not. Pearl's father
had something of the same look him
self, which increased as his wife grew
weakly and gradually sank into the
condition of a gentle invalid, content
to be waited upon, without, perhans.
ever pansins to ask whether she really
stood in need of it.
i You may think Pearl must have had
a very sail childhood. But she had
never known any other place nor any
other children, and was so happy in
her own bright, unselnsh little nature
as never to have suspected anythins: de
pressing in her surroundings. Pearl
throve as nothing else on the place
throve, even under the burden of care
which came to her too yoang shower
ing back npon her mother so many
earresses ana such loving care that ft
would be hard to say which looked
most upon the other as" a child.
TI1 get your breakfast pet. Wait
t21 you see what I've ot for you."
Pearl skipped about in great glee at
being left in charge for all day, and.
after the usual amount of small fussing.
earried in the tray with a face full of
anticipation of her mother's delight.
"The iirst branch of crape myrtle. I
found it peeping oat in the sunshiny
corner of the old pasture. You poor
dear little mamma a. dozen kisses on
her thin hands "if you only could go
with me to see all the beautiful things !
But ril brins vou every one. Papa
thought he had found the hrst mag
nolia' bud th- other day. but I had seen
it the day before, and never said a
word. Xo, I won't take a single taste
of egg- There isn't enoasb for you. "
"Just a taste, little one."
"Not ore bit. See what a great
strong thing I am" Yoa must have the
good things to make you welL"
The lassie set her" foot down, and
mamma never dreamed that there was
something almo-t heroic in the refusal
of the tempting morsel, the little girl
having jut turned away from her own
uninviting breakfast of bacon and
"The river looks curiously, rnmma
dear." she said. hatting over the wild
flowers she was arranging on the table
as she spread their feast. "I went into
the boat to play, and when I wanted to
get out the water was between it and
the shore, so I had to jump.
Why. PearL are you snre?"
"Yes, mamma: and I was afraid I
couldn't get in it again; so
I untied it and held the rone rill it
Coated to the little bayou, and then I
pulled it in and tied it. It vas hard
Can the river be rising? I wish
thev were net all awav, daughter.'
The helpless woman looked oat of
the window with a troubled face. The
floods of the year before had done but
little injury in their neighborhood, the
land lying much above the nver leveL
Bat she knew that this was due to the
strength of the levees many miles
above, and remembered having heard
people say that tfaey never wooTd stand
another pressore of high water. The
river was not yet as high as she had
seen it. but she observed with some un
easiness that it had advanced upon
them perceptibry dnring the last few
"I don't believe the levee will break,
though." she said, trying to encourage
herself and PearL
Their dinner was eaten rather more
soberly than qtdte suited the little girl;
but after everything was cleared away
and she had taken another look outside,
both felt better at perceiving that the
waters seemed at a stand-srHlL
"Bring me the brush for tout pretrv
It was one of the few things she still
had energy to do. thf brushing and
tling-Qf the child's hair. 2oone,
"" its beautiful luxuriance, could
wonder at her lovingadmiration. Pearl
took innocent pleasure in it as one of
she tsdsgs which made her sweet to
talker and mother, and laughed as
loosened site soft braids and
sp the wavy buss to catch the
"Paps says it's my golden nag." she
said. '"When I was oat hunting old
Snow last week he knew it was me when
I was a mile away."
"Then you must hang oat your &z
whenever you want him to 2nd you. 7.
wish auntie were here to help "yoa to
dav, my pet."
But the hand which held the long
golden braid suddenlv dropped.
"Look there. Pearl!"
Pearl sprang up and saw trees not far
from their door standing in water,
where water had never been before. In
one moment's glance she marked how
the river was broadening and swelling.
There was no sudden rush or roar, as
would have been the case with a nar
rower stream, or one with high banks;
but there was still something mysterious
and terrible in the low, "half-hissing.
half -murmuring with which the pitiless
flood was fast creeping upon them.
She turned with "one thought in her
brave little heart of g for her
mother as she had promised.
"Mamma, darling, don't be fright
ened. You must get to the boat yoa
can. I know, when I 'most carry you."
Bat the poor woman cried" and
"O, why did they leave us' The
levee has broken. We'shall be drowned.
PearL all alone here."
Pearl had rushed oat to the boar. Host
fortunarelv the bank to which she had
towed and secured it was high. Draw
ing it now much nearer thehouse. she
came and hurriedly prepared her mo
ther, cooing to her all the while endear
ing words of encouragement, never
letting ber gass how "her own face
grew pale and her heart stood still at
sight of the danger which gathered
faster and faster so near them. Again
she ran to the boat, and this time, with
dripping feet, moored it to the door.
".ow. mamma quick" Pearl
never could tell how she got her in.
When it was accomplished, she
brought a few of the more valuable ar
ticles' in the house and placed them be
Before all this wis done she per
ceived with increased alarm the vio
lence with which the long-imprisoned
waters bore down upon them. They
beat angrily against the house, and re
doubled" her anxiety to get away from
it. But at the last moment she ob
served how the boat rocked and tossed,
and the idea suddenly flashed upon her
that her mother would be safer if she
herself remained behind.
"Mamma. Tm going to stay here
while you go in the boat. When you
get below the bend they will see you
and get you. Tell papa to come for
me. Tell him I took care of you, aad
don't be frightened, you dear, dear
mamma?" She gave her one long em
brace, untied and threw in the rope.
and carefully stepped back to the apper
step of the door. "Her mother had not
guessed her intention tUl the current
was carrying them far apart. She half
rose with a scream of dismay
"O. Pear' my Pearl' come to me! I
shall die witho'ut you' And what will
become of you?" She caught one
glimpse of the brave little white face
smiling at her, as the child called
cheerily after her:
"Don't be frightened, darling. 111
come to yoa just as soon as I can. God
will take care of you." And then the
rushing waters shut out every other
In her alarm and despir the
mother could have flung herself
from the boat. How tender the little
face was. and how small the childish
figure, as it stood there for a last word
of encouragement to her'
Pearl's face grew paler as the tim
bers of the old house groaned and
creaked. Eer little white kitten came
mewing piteoosly to her feet, and she
took h in her arms, while she hastily
took a bundle of papers from her
father's desk. Then she waited
through water ankle-deep to reach the
stairsto the half-story above, and she
climbed them wondering if the water
would come to her there before papa
came. He had gone some distance in
land, but she knew he would come for
her as soon as he could.
What a wild waste of water she
looked oat upon' She saw bams,
shetis. sometimes a house, sweeping
down the river. She saw their own
barn swing out into the current and
float away She could hear the water
rushing through the doors and windows
below, and wondered how soon the
house would break away and follow
those she had seen going down the
"I must hang out my golden flag, so
papa will se me." Pearl unbraidetfher
bright hair and looked wistfully out.
Bat the weary afternoon wore away.
and night came with its gloom and its
chilL Po r little Pearl's courage al
most failed in the darkness. She
sobbed pitifully for papa everything
seemed so much more terrible than
when it wa light then knelt down and
said her prayers, asking flrst that mam
ma might be cared for, then herself,
and feeling comforted in the full faith
that God would remember them both,
resolutely set herself to keep awake
until papa should come.
But her head droDDed on the window-
sill and she soon slept quietly. The j
winged messengers who wait" on the j
prayers of a child surely guarded her '
rest with gentlest care, for when at last t
the strained timbers gave way and the
old house bade adieu to the foandations
on which it had stood for many a long
vear. she never knew it, but sleDt onl
"I saw your shining flag. PearL my
Pearf opened her sleepy eyes to see
the early morning sun beaming upon
her. All the trees on the bank were
running past her in a most confusing
manner. Papa was lifting her from
the window into a boat held by two
other men close to the house, "which
still rocked and heaved as it settled
deeper and deeper into the water.
Papa, where is mamma?"
Safe. dear. Some steamboat men
brought her in shore, and I found her
late last night.
"Oh-h-hf Well, then. papa, get my
kitty and poor old Biddy. On dear!
my neck and my shoulders hurt.
As the boat'neared the shore she
opened her eyes in amazement, almost
"TEat's mamma" she cried. Stand
ing tro Oh. mamma. vouTl hurt vour
senT' But mamma met Pearl at the very
edge of the water, and led her to the
house whose friendly doors had been
opened to them. Doctors have talked
learnedly of such cases about will
power, nerve force, and other things
hard to understanL AH I can tell
about it Is that great excitement and
some very serious thinking had worked
a wonderful change in Pearl's mother.
She now lookec oat at the house and
sv the water pouring in at the win
dow mm which the idol of her
had jo bees zveeaed. With
"He aas taken eaxe of as, Feaxl. be- I
ter than we could have dreamed. SioW
ncy Iktyn. in. Harper's Yovmg Psemle.
Ja Like a ly.
A manufacturing establishment dowsv
Fort street was moving its offce tkV
other day. mod had called in all ths a
prentice boys to assist in the operatiosL.
The desks and chairs and books aast
maps and patterns were all safely
loaded and transported, and by-aad-by
nothing was left but the ore ex
tinguisher. One of tlse boys-was ordered
to place this on a wheelbarrow tad.
carefully wheel it over, st he knew
plan twice as good as that. Theie
were straps on it, aad he was ra
enough to'cary it slung os his back.
With the help'oi another boy he loaded
it up, and when he found it ssogry
fitted to his back he pranced oat aad
wished from the bottosa oi sis sotsHtssC
he had been a fmiTi rnttrmA mt an ap
prentice boy in a foundry. He wis
slumping along in a melancholy way
when his foot struck the end of a plak
and he went sprawling. The nearest
person was an old woman with a basket
on her arm, and right behind her was a
chap with a white vest and yeltow kids
on. Both started forward as the boy
yelled oat, and the next ornate a areas) '
was in progress. The fall got off the
machine, and it was imDOSsible to
doubt that it was in fine working order
There was a distant rumbling and
groaning, as if old "Vesuvius was on a
bender. Then came a z-z-z-z-azz! as if
somebody's soda fountain had con
cluded "to quit business. The
boy rolled over and over, the
hose flew around like a whip-lash, and
such of the chemicals as didn't ull the
boy's ears and eyes and pockets were
pretty evenly divided between the old :
woman and" the man with the white j
vest. The man would have got across (
the street had he not ran into a hitch
ing post and got a set-back, and the
old woman would have escaped with s
mouthful or two had she cot stumbled
over him. There was a screaming aad
jawing and whooping among the three
as the terrified boy kept rolling around
and calling for some one to pat him
oat, but nothing could be done until
the charge was exhausted. Then a
wild-looking object which had once
been a man got up and kicked at an
apple peddler and made u" with his hat
in his hand at a run. and an object
which had once been a good p stared
old woman with four cucumbers in a
basket, rose up and grabbed a handy
club and whaled away at the boy and
the extinguisher, hitting one as often
as the other, until her elbow grease .
gave out. Then she panted and gasped
"I'm generally known as a peaceful!
woman, bat when anybody jomps at.
me with an infernal masheen and! j
throws corrosive sublimate aad skunk's
grease all over my best bonnet, I'm
bound to let 'em know that I've spank
enough to reseat it!" Detroit Free ,
At the comer of Fourteenth Street
and Broadway the little white pais of
steam from the peanut-peddler's roast
ing apparatus sent oat a very tnt.ilwing
odor Thursday afternoon. A yoang
man with light English trousers and a
long Prince Albert coat stood gazing at
the rings of steam for a moment, and
finally deciding to invest, backed up to
the stand. As he stood there, with legs
wide apart, whil the Italian merchant
prepared to unload into one of the
pockets of his coat-tail a quart of
peanuts, two young ladies came directly
toward him from aroaud sin; corner
Realizing the ungraceful position In
which he was placed, the young fellow
endeavored to right himself in order to
properly meet his lady friends. With a
look of indifference on his countenance,
he reached behind and tried to jerk his
garment from the hands of the peannt
man. Bat the latter was not to be
beaten oat of half a quart of his wares
through any such sneaking deviee. He
clung-persistentlr to the right hand tail
of the coat, and as the young man
twisted and tarned. trying to loose him
self, the vender, dropping his quart
meaure and strewing the sidewalk with
peanuts, swung round and round, hold
ing the garment with botn hands and
jabbering excitedly in his native tongue
Nearer and nearer came the ladiea. aad
their friend making a last, desperate
effort to escape, tlie eoat pa: ted at the
waist, leaving oue-f jurth in the hands
of the vietorijus peddler, who landed in
a heap upon his overturned stand.
With a howl of rage the unfortunate
victim of circumstaneea kicked his
shape!e hat into the gutter and rushed
for the friendly cover of a saloon,
reaching it a the comment of one of
the ladies floated in: "I didn't know
he was so addicted to drink." X. Y.
Sot a Shyloek.
A day or two ago a man who was at
the Central Depot to take a train sud
denly cried out that some one had
stolen his valise, and he began such a
hullabaloo t:.at everybody had to be in
terested. I sot that 'ere satchel right down
thar and stepped to the door." he ex
plained to Oflieer Button, "and when I
returned it was gone."
Well, you should have been care
fuL We are not responsible for such
-You ain't eh3 Whar's the Presi
dent?" Out of the city, sir."
"Whar's the Gineral Manager?"
"He's sick abed."
"Whar's the Superintendent?
Won't : here till four o'clock."
"Wall, now, somebody's got to make
good that loss or about a dozen men
will go to the hospital for six months
What was the value?"
"Fifty dollars and not a cent lessP
What were the contents2"
"I had twelve ahirta. a new suit or
clothes, an overcoat, and lots of other
"Was it a carpet-sack?"
One handle goae and the lock
"Yes, one handle was gone, and I
had her tied with a string.""
"Is this it?" asked the oficer. as he
took the baggage oS" a bench not six
"Great snakes! that's her!" chuckled
In handing it to him the string broke.
the bag Sew open and out rolled two
old ahirta. a pair of socks and five or
six paser collars all there was in k.
"Then these are the dads you wanted
fifty dollars for? queried the officer.
Xo. sir!" was the ?wriTgwtg zmpij.
I should hare taken the money for
loss of time and daasage Vomr feekngs
lm bo Skrlock, mxt'Ikxnii rfmt
WHOLE NO. 784.
rEKSOSAL AXD LLTEEART.
Elijah Cole, of Xorthville, X. Y-.
six feet and a half tall, and known as
ihe - Giant of the North Woods," died
recenty, aged seventy years.
Samuel Francis Smith. D. D.. the
author of our National hymn. "My
Country, 'tis cf Thee. now resides, as
the age of seventy-four, in Newtowa
Senator Eugene Hale in the prac
tice of law has niade s little fortune for
himself of aboat &5O.0CO to S10O.0GO.
Eis wife is said to have Sl.rt30.C00, and
with her mother's interest fl.5G0.OXL
Isaac Adams, the inventor of the
Arfims power printing-press, ditd re
cently at Sandwich. N. H-, where h
1 had resided for many years. He was
eighty-one years of" age and quits
Mr. Henry T. Paddock, who soirte
years since married Maggie Mitchell,
the actress, is geniaL educated and en
terprising, forgetting himself in his
wife, and promoting "her fortunes with
seal and intelligence." JJsrper.
Miss Louisa de la Ramee, "Ouida."
writes to the London Times in favor of
making a copyright treaty with the
United States with the concurrence of
Eablishers. She opposes any admission
no England of American reprints of
English works as ruinous to authors and
Mr. Charles A. Dana, of the New
York Sun. pats on a white beaver aboat
two o'clockeverv afternoon and goes to
lunch. He straddles one of the "swing
ing seats at a counter, and. tilting his
hat gently back, nods familiarly to the
waiter, and orders a niate of soap. He
a as modest as if he did not have an in
come of 20,00 a month. Chicago
Dr. Oliver S. Taylor, of Auburn.
N. Y.. the one surviving member of
Dartmouth College's class of 1508. i
now in his 100th year of life, and enjoys
perfect health of mind and body. He
has never been sick but a day and a
half, and has never had a headache.
The one slight attack of sickness occur
red some seventv-three vears ago. X.
Bev. Newman Eall's Come to
Jesus" has been printed in twenty lan
guages and 3.0CO.GOU copies of it have
Been sold Mr. Hall is tall in stature,
not robust, genial in manner, and with i
a face kindling with sympathv. His
home, called Ivy House, "hali hidden by
Tines, is full of pictures and books
fathered from all partiof the world.
Bayard Taylor used to say that of
all men he had ever seen Hawthorne
was the most remarkable for possessing
eyes that flashed fire, the pap!!s being
sometimes so dilated as to render the
iris Invisible. Gladstone has similar
eyes, and some of his friends attributed
to them Queen Tictoria's lack of fond
ness for that statesman. Her Majesty,
they say. has on several occasions been
actcallv terrified, bv Gladstone's gaze.
The good dve young if their mus
tache happens to be white.
Rulers sway the people, but the
school-master sways the rulers Wcit.
A clergyman said that he addressed
his congregation of ladies and gentle
men asbrethren. because the brethren
embraced the ladies.
There i a tied in the afairs of
men which leads on to fortune." re
marked a yocng maa after marrying
an heiress. Cincinnati ilercnaiit and
A four-year-old child, visiting, saw
bellows used, to blow an open firv. aad
informed her mciher that "they hovel
wind into the fire at Aunt Augusta's."
A Boston school-girl can not be
made to spesk of overalls. She prefers
to call them saper-omnes. Now let
gome of those wild Western sheets again
sneer at our culture, if they dare' Bos.
One of the loveliest spectacles in
this world Is to watch the expression of
rapture that passes over the face of tha
dude as he sucks lemon up through a
straw, roll his eyes and rubs his ears to
gether at the back of his head. Golden
The fair thing- "Now, Mr Over
charge, what will it cost to have hot
and cold water out all through my
hocse." "Wefl. I can't give a very
close estimate until the job is com
pleted. I will do the fair thing by you.
though-' So the plumber "went to
work and three months latter he owned
the house. Detroit Post.
A musical journal discusses Music
as a Healing Art." If a man were to be
treated to a serenade by a couple of
bagpipers, he would have to be pretty
ill If the inspiring strains didn't infusi
enough 3treugthfcito his srstem inside
of five minutes to cause hia to jump
oat of bed and look around for a shot
gun. Scotch Fun.
John Bull (who is asked toward
the Cottage Home for Over-worked
School Board Children) : "Confound it!
my hand's never oat of my Docket.
First I have to pav for their education,
and because that nas made 'em so queer
I am now asked to pav the doctor's
bill" Fxr.ny Folks.
EUa Wheeler ays. in a poem, that
it was at the twilight hoar" when -a
dream came to my stem heart's bolted
door a sad-faced" dream, robed in the
garb of woe." If she eats ice cream
and a pickle just before retiring, as
many girls do, such dreams will surely
come loafing around her stem heart's
bolted door, and she's lucky if they don't
crawl about her head and frighten
the wits out of her almoat. XorruSmcn
Tbe time was midnight nd the situ
ation near the World office. Th mar.
was fearfully and wonderfully fuIL H
walked up to the fire-alarm "signal-box
and placed a nickel in it- Then he sat
down on the curb.
"Why don't the car start?"
He received no answer.
Why don't the car start?'
Stin no answer."
Gimme back me fare, thenT
It was not retuxned.
Then he jumped up. grabbed the telegraph-pole
around the waist, and at
temptad to trip it up. There was a
suinted tugging for several seconds, aad
then he made a terrific kick at the
"feet" of his adversary, and the result
was that he kicked himself over on his
As 1m exsccSTized himself he morad
Ysr a snaaTVr conductor than X
thought jar wnx, bctl SalieTenowthaa
)7c a thi-pred ver if vie coat hadn't a
SMC CS'-J-. X
Massowah is the prettiest spot on tha
west coa,t of the Red Sea. It is an en
larged and vastly improved Soakim
Instead of one island, as in the latter
IocaKsv. Massowah has two the inner
of which is connected with the main
land by a long causeway, guarded at
the island end by a strong fort mounted
with Erupp guns. A shorter causeway
joins the 'inner island, on which the
palace aad an Arab village are sit
uaisd. to the outer oce, which contains
the trading establishments. French and
TtaFtn Consulates, and other public
hnTBJ'ngs. At Saakim a wide plain in
tsrvenes between the sea and the hills:
as Massowah the background of moon
tains trssprings close at hand, in forst
not seldom of grandeur orbeacty. The
island of Suakun is in great part a heap
of stones and rubbish, and its labyrin
thine streets are badly swept and smell
worse- But for an f-cari town Mas
sowah is a pattern of order aad cleanli
ness. The' population of Massowah
does not exceed half that of Saakim;
bat with good administration andsecur
itv on the trade routes it must increase.
Massowah has a future. For the pres
ent the most enterprising of its Inhabi
tants are the fifty or sixtv merchants
from Gozerat in British India, all Brit
ish subjects It was a dea-ant sur
prise to come upon this little colouy of
fed-turbaaed. white-robed Mahrattas.
aad to hear them talk tn the bazaar
Hindustani of Western India. In man
ners, personal appearance aad intelli
gence, they offer a refreshing contrast
to the rude semi-barbarians of this part
of the eastern Socdan. and to the
Greeks and Levantines who keep the
small cafes and drinking-shops. In the
town of Massowah there are not mora
than a hundred Aby-viiniaas. the balk of
the population being oudaai Arabs aad
blacks, with a sprinkling of Gallas. the
people from whom the comelier cla-v of
female slaves is taken for the market in
Holy Mecca. Judging from the speci
mens we saw about the town, ali the
prettiest must have long since ben ex
ported. An artist aad brother correa
poadent has been vainly searching for a
model worthy of his penciL A few
minates since" while strolling about on
the beach he discovered one romp
ing among a crowd of other children.
He produced his pocket book, fixed his
searching eye apon her. and sketched.
Mademoiselle took fright, probably
thinking the gioar a magician, and she
fled. The magician, equal to the occa
sion, bribed tht small boys with a hand
ful of piasters to go in pursuit. This
they did. The whole Arab quarter
seemed to join in the hue and cry so. I
t'linV, did the artist himself and in the
ead the Mademoiselle, was captured.
At every glaace of the magician's eye. at
every stroke of his pencil, ihe shrieked
and "screamed. Had it b-en Shaitau
with his horns and ,taii she could not
have aapeared more bewildered and
terrified. The sketching of Mademoiselle
wQl exercise the Massowah gossip for
the next six months. The men are
generally -.H aad fairly well devekDed.
Bat of uninviting aspect, and redolent
of bad oil and other raneid stuffs. A
respectable Soudani carries as much
grease in his vast shock of curly coal
Black hair as would suffice to keep hy
family in caadle-Iight for a week. As
the grease adheres to the hair in round
white globules, it must, I fancy, be
mixed with some substance in order that
it may not melt in the sun. the heat of
which, even in this so-called -winter"
season, is sometimes terrific Hair,
f,?"?nor la two wedge
haned masses, one
over each shoulder, collected into a
third on the crown of the head, bespat
tered in. the manner above mentioned,
and run through with a wooden skewer
or two for the purpose of scratching,
and a piece of yellowish cotton cloth
scaatly covering the back, chest aad
loins such is the ccslume and toQet of
the Massowah man about town. If he
aspires to mashership aad the reputa
tion of a lady-kniar. he adds aa extra
dasb or two of white far to his shiny
locks and an additional skewer
To General Baker. Mcktar Bey. the
then Egyptian Governor, wj obsequi
ous and cringing to aa unpiea,-ant
degree. No one can tell how he rose
from the position of biscuit-baker to that
of ruler of so important a province as
Massowah. but everyone tnws his in
competence, and every bxiy suspects
him of collusion with the couadre!s
who have been plundering caravans in
the Egypto-Abyssinian frontier districts,
aad destroyiag the trad between this
promising seaport and the interior.
Cor. London Body Xetcs.
Ihe "rahdTs CoaTerts.
When any of the Chistians of the
Soudan are brought before the Prophet
he urges them to abandon their faith
and recognize in him the Messiah of
the Scriptures. One of the sisters ot
the French Ca"hoIic Mission declared
that she was quite ready
with his desire, but as the
said that the Messiah should
nized bv His miracles she
tbooghwt would be weU if the Maadi were to
perform a miracle, in which ease she.
with all her ompanions. would, with
an easy conscience, bow down and
worship" t-tm Mahomet Ahmed replied.
with some embarrassment, that she was
right, that- however, the time for mir
acles had not come yet, although it was
near, aad t ? he would take the ancs
themselves under his protection to pre
pare them for conversion- Person-
who have seen the Mahdi say that he
delights in playing the part of the en
lightened dervish, shaking hi- head
and murmuring prayers while walk
ing aboat, with his eyes lifted up
to the heavens. The belief in his divine
mission is strengthed by the fact that
on his right cheek h has a scar of some
kind by which, according to Mussulman
superstition, the Messiah" is to be recog
nized. It is almoat incredible to what
an extent this belief is spread in Isiam.
Arabi made believe, aad perhaps be
lieved himself, mat he was the Messiah.
because an old biiad skeikh had dis-
covered the letter L imprinted on his
I forehead. In tne same way the Sou
danese discovered the legitimacy of the
Mahdi's divine mission. After the de
! feat of General Hicks the Mahdi ordered
j a hole to be dog in the ground about
' four yards deep, in this hole he de
j scended and remained in it for above
-Tf an hour: on his ascent he told his
I fouower3 that God had commanded him
not to march towards Ehartocm before
the end of two months- ne mair-tains.
also, th--' it is the w21 of God that after
going to Khartoum he should proceed
towards Berner and thence to Cairo
Having converted an the Egyptian Mus
sulmans he win go to Mecca aad Medina-
In passing ne wffi drive away the
Sultan from Constantinople, which he
rfTyr wfll not be difiicult. for. accord
ing to his geography, Constantinople is
quite near to the Suez CaaaL In the
meantime, while he is waiting he causes
his name to be invoked in nablic prayer
m-gp cf the name of Mahommed. If
anybody is by necessity or conviction
ready to be converted he is taken before
the M". who addresses him with the
words: "Inta akat elbea mockdieth?"
(Do you accent the religion of the
Mahdi5) The convert replies "Akat"
(Yes), kisses the Mahdfs hand and the
conversion is coraDleted. PaZ Mall
At a marriage celebration the bride
was requested to sign her name in the
register at the sacristy Excitement
caused, her fingers to tremble; she took
the Den. signed, aad cade an scormocs
ink-bloc. "Must I do it over again."
she Wnsfeingjy asked her hnesand. "No.
I guess that wCl do. but " "Oh.
don't scold xne! I w2I pay taers
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