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Prachm For Van.
The Columbus Journal leads oat
with a proposition that Van Wyck
and whocvor is to be his opponent in
the senatorial fight make a stumping
tour through the slate. The Omaha
Republican takes note of the propo
sition by suggesting E.,K. Valentine
to be pitied against him as a repre
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An nrrangemeut of this kind would
be "peaches" for Van Wyck.
Whatever the opposition may think
oi Van, or say about him in their
orgatiH, imue of them, who are
possessed with a little grain of
common Reuse, v. ould want to take
lie chances ol tackling him on the
tump. There are not mules enough
hi Cuming connty to draw Valentine
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cussion with Van Wyck. Val. has
ense enough to know that in such a
contest he wouldn't last as long as a
riiow-ball in the infernal regions.
The changing summer winds are
beginning to waft the names of seu
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From Osceola a faint whisper is
there lisping Albums Nance. From
Hastings we boar the rumblo ot
gravel traius accompanied with en
thusiastic yells for "Jeems" Laird.
From North Auburn, Nemaha
county, there comes the aroma of
skunk and clover blossoms, where
Hon. Church Howe, ruminates over
the chances of the future. The
Capital City is lull of senatorial am
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men from whose ranks the railroad
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hope the David City Tribune will
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wo can do;
We won't tic much of bother, for of us there's
Just my wife and I, sir, and she ain't been
very stout -
Since we started on this Journey and we've
took the shortest routo
Buck to old Indiana from our cabin in tho
Thankee, we'll be glad to stay, and then I'll
tell the rest.
"You sec we went to Kansas, and settled on
Bturtin' out right pertly, n-workln' hand in
The skies looked rosy then, sir, and we couldn't
see a cloud.
And Marj seemed so h8ppy, while I was glad
"Especlslly when, one morning-. Just at the
break of day.
Our httlo Lola came to us, like a flower pure
Then toil and earn seemed nothing, and we
loved each other more.
We planned and plotted lovingly, 'rill a shad
ow crossed our door.
"Out baby girl took sickly, and In spite of hu
She left us, and her vacant chair that no other
child could fill.
Then misfortune poured upon us, and our
crops were pretty bad.
And then a 'sloepln'Tioto awoke and swallow
ed all wo had.
"Soon Mary lost the roses from her cheeks
once plump and round.
And began to look so ghostly: then a cough
with Its hollow sound
Came on to scare me dreadful, and I 'lowed to
bring bcr back
To the homo for which she's a-dytn' and now
I'm on that track.
"She says she's awful homesick (she's a fail-
In day by day).
And wants to keep a movln' and a hurryin' on
I hope she'll brighten up a bit, and get a good
She's a coughin' badly now, sir; it's that
troublo in her breast.
"She'll be better in the morning, and I think
I heard her say
Sho'd beat home and happy 'cro the close of
We won't get homo in a day, sir, nor a week,
at the rate wo go.
But I don't let on to worry her: it wouldn't
do, you know."
They called the "mover" early from his
feathery "spare-room" bed.
And led him to her chamber, and not a word
Only they stood there weeping, and those lips
so still and white
Could give them back no answer they bad
closed in death last night.
"She'd bo better in the morning," and eager
to be away
On her Journey homeward pushing, hoping to
rcaoh next day.
She's better, sir, this morning, for bcr longing
soul has down
To "the home for which bIio was dying" to
meet her Lola ut the throne.
.Man years ago I had a friend, Ken
neth Lambert He was younger than
myself, at that time live or six and twen
ty, full of aspirations for a better, purer
existence than the life we led.
His day dream, cherished for a long
time, was to leave society, and, choos
ing some retired spot, live there alone
with nature, in study nnd contempla
tion. "Talk" his friends called it when thev
heard of it But Kenneth, through all
his work ami he was no idler retained
the notion of this plan. At last an un
expected legacy enabled him to leave the
bar and purchase the chosen site for his
It was a ruined chii)cl on the side of
a moor, a place he had known all his
life. Of the wayside chapel nothing
was left but an archway. Behind this
he had new walls built, dividing the
house into two rooms, one over the
other. When all was completed he
went there. Some people I know
thought him mad; his sisters laughed,
saying he would soon bo tired of his
scheme. I believed in him. I would
gladly have joined him, but a man
with a wife and child is not a free
agent. He can not retire into a life of
contemplation, however much he may
I went to sec Kenneth in his new
home. The place was almost macessi
blo; had not Kenneth met me on the
hilltop and shown me the way over
moor and moss I should never have
found it. The chapel was in a copse; a
wild stream brawled by it. The oak,
alder and holly were restrained by a
fence from enroaching on the chapel,
and marsh plants thrust their stems
through the bars. The nearest house
was a farm half a mile away. Kenneth's
bed-room was simple, his sitting-room
furnished in perfect taste. On the
walls some fine otchings, a plaster relief
whence smiled the homely face of Soc
rates, on a bracket an image of Buddha.
Between these was an engraving of
Dorc's "Vale of Tears." Books, too,
there were in plenty, and the fox ter
riersuch were Kenneth's companions.
"And nature," he said when I made
"And here it is that you will stay, in
peace and quiet," I said, "until your
mission sends you forth."
"Peace and quiet?" he answered,
smiling; "no, those are not for me. I
have a presentiment that this ideal life
will not last long. I shall marry."
I looked incredulously at him. He
showed me his hand. "It is written
here," he said: "I see it pnly too plain
ly. Far as it is from my desires, it is
For more than six months I heard
nothing of Kenneth. We went for the
Winter to Torremoutb, I and my wife,
and. to our surprise and pleasure, found
the Lamberts had the house next our
own. Wo had a flat, and on the flat be
low us lived Mrs. Vernay. Mrs. Vemay
was the belle of Torremoutb, and justly;
I never saw any woman so beautiful,
never shall again see such a face. She
was tall and slight, with a fair skin,
blue eyes, shaded with dark lashes, and
her shapely head crowned with really
golden hair. No art was there; it was
ail nature, nature in her utmost perfec
tion. She was young, a widow, said to
be enormously rich, but had she been a
beggar maid we all should have wor
shiped her. Young, old, single, .mar
ried, there were none but paid homage
at her shrine.
Frank Lambert was badly bitten by
her charms. He was two-and-twenty,
home for his first long leave. Mrs. Ver
nay encouraged him more than any of
the others; perhaps being such a boy
she looked on him as a safe game. I
know that she stole his heart with the
first glance of her violet eyes, and that
he has never recovered from her influ
ence. We were sitting together one after
noon in the Lamberts' drawing-room
when Kenneth walked in. Torremoutb.
was not more than ten miles from his
retreat, and he had walked over, not
to pay his mother a passing visit, but to
stay if she would have him.
Did any mother ever refuse to receive
her eldest soaP How the girb laughed
at him. declaring their j-rophecies tree.
and saying he was weary of solitude. I
felt a little surprised at him. Oaly one
prseerved her faith in sum; this was
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COLUMBUS. NEB.. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 80. 1886.
... ueaiu, mi. gu utcuu, aiitiuai
like another sister. She was staying
with thein, and upheld Kenneth what
ever we might say.
Mrs. Veriiay tfincd that night with
the Lamberts, coming in like some beau
tiful being from another world, jewels
glinting in her dress, and in her hair a
snake mat glittered with diamonds and
We all came and paid court to her,
Kenneth included. She looked with in
terest at him, saying:
"Ah! The Hermit brother. I have so
wanted to sec you. Have you left your
"Yes. as we all knew he would,"
quoth Mario Lambert. "The cold
weather on that moor could not be en
dured." - J
"My sister is mistaken," said Ken
neth;""! left for other reasons, and did
not particularly like coming away from
We will teach 3011 the pleasures of
society," Mrs. Vernay cried. "Solitudo
is horrible. Man was not made to live
Did I see Kenneth wince? I could not
Then Grace came, asktnir Mrs. Vernay
to write in her birthdav book. And the
beauty inscribed "Lily Vernay" in a
clear, beautiful writing, matchless as
Kenneth read it over Grace's shoulder.
"Your name is Lilith," he said to
"Who told you that?" she asked, and
"I know it," without offering any ex
planation. "Lilith! horrid!" murmured Grace,
as, with Frank, Mrs. Vernay moved
toward the piano.
"I think it pretty; why horrid?"
"Do you know about Lilith?" her
friend replied. "She was Adam's first
wife, ami for trangression was turned
out of Paradise. She is the enemy of
all little children and when Jewish
babies arc born the nurses write 'Lilith,
avaunt!1 against the wall lest she should
come and kill the child. Ami tradition
says that she still haunts the world as a
beautiful woman, who "entices men to
marry her, aud then strangles them in
her golden hair."
"A tradition," said I, "something like
the legends of the Greek Laiuai.",
"How do vou know that there is not
truth in traditions and folly in rejecting
them?" Kenneth risked.
Meanwhile Mrs. Vernay was singing
song after song, and with every note
stealing away a bit of Frank's heart
And her music won Kenneth to her side.
for he took his brother's place at the
piano, and stood there turning over her
pages I believe in all the wrong places,
lor he looked more in her face than at
I confess that in thoso days I was
vexed with Kenneth, for he seemed to
have taken a sudden and inexplicable
plunge into the society which a few
months previously he had adjured for
ever. There seemed only one explana
tion his ideal life had proved dull and
irksome. Even where f met him, chiefly
with Mrs. Vernay; often Frank was
with them, a woe-begone. umlcsired
third party. And the girls declared
that it was a shanm Kenneth, who railed
against marriage, should come and steal
her away from his brother.
A few women there were who dis
liked Mrs. Vernay. My wife was one of
them, and well enough we all knew the
reason. For when, with maternal pride,
she one day showed oil" the children to
the pretty widow, Mrs. Vernay turned
from them with a cold look of disgust
saying. "1 detest children." An insult
no mother could forgive. "That unnat
ural woman," my wife from henceforth
How lovely she looked at the Christ
mas ball when radiant with delight, she
.crossed the room to say to me, "Look at
the progress of my conversation. Hero
is Hermit Kennetlf in this frivolous
"1 wish I was at the chapel," Ken
neth himself remarked, and certainly
no man looked more utisiiited to a ball
room. He had grown pale and thin
during his solitary life, and wore a
thoughtful air 1 never before had no
ticed in him.
"Why on earth don't you go back?"
said L "Nothing has surprised me
more than your apiearance here."
"I knew it would be so," he answered.
"I had to come."
Then in that incongruous place he be-
,gau telling me his experiences in that
"I began to think my life there use
less, a mere indulgence of my own
tastes. I read and thought but the
mysteries of life seemed as unfathom
able as ever. One evening 1 felt my
self no longer alone. I saw nothing, I
heard nothing, yet I absorbed this com
mand into my being: 'Go into the
world, for there is a life you must save,
a demon you must vanquish, ami the
life you have led has given you power
to fight and conquer. The world will
mock, and your friends misunderstand
you but heed them not By this token
know both destroyer and destroyed.
Then across the floor of my room glided
a glittering snake, unlike anything we
see upon English moors. And I. obey
ing the command, came here to find the
At that moment he trembled, touched
my arm and bid me look across the
room. There stood Frank and Mrs.
Vernay she with the jeweled snake
twisted in her hair, he with another, a
bracelet of hers, clasped arouud his
wrists; some jokes had passed between
them, and she had sliped it on.
"My dear Kenneth, these arc fancies,
nothing but fancies," I said, for his
manner alarmed me. "You can't think
that anything more dangerous than a
boyish love affair can result from
Frank's friendship with Mrs. Vernay."
"Lilith!" was all he.said.
"Tell me, how did you guess her
"It came to me as that command
came, when I saw her write," ho re
plied. Then crossing the room, he
asked the beauty to dance, taking her
away from Frank.
I believe bets passed between the men
at the Torremouth Clubs as to which oi
the brothers would marry beautiful Mrs.
Vernay. I confess I wondered myself
whether Kenneth would relinquish his
noble schemes aud marry like any othci
ordinary mortal. I rarely saw him with
out Mrs. Vernay. He rode' with her.
drove with her, spent long hours in hei
pretty drawing-room, and walked with
heron the esplanade. I asked him
what was coming from all this, and had
for reply, "if I don't marry her, Frank
will" an answer which at the time
struck me as strange.
And one day Frank came to my wife
to pour into her sympathetic ears wild,-f
nerce ravings against bis brother. -Why
had. Kenneth talked all that nonsense
about celibacy and seclusion when he
came and took away the only woman
Frank aver would, ever could love?
Aj$awt heard of .Kenneth' en
gagement to the beautiful Mrs. Vernay.
All the men in the place envied him,
but never in my life have I seen so "rave
and gloomy a lover. Yet like all the
other men who met her, he seemed to
adore her. I never heard any one ques
tion his devotion. Perhaps "their eves
were blinded. I know we all pitied
Frank. And the time passed merrily by
to the wedding day, Mrs. Vernay grow
ing Vlaily more beautiful.
Once she passed me as I walked with
a frfctud on the esplanade.
"Good heavens!" he exclaimed, "what
"To whom?" I asked.
"To a peasant girl in tho Black For
est who a few years ago created a great
stir in her village. All the young fel
lows were in love with her; she mar
ried one of them, and in a few days
later he was found dead in his bed, the
bride having vanished no one knew
"An unpleasant story," I said, little
pleased to notice Kenneth near me, who
must have heard every word.
"Of course, it is only a chance like
ness said my friend.
"Lilith!" murmured Kenneth, as he
A week or two later and thero was a
fashionable wedding in Torremouth,
dismal as are all such festivities, Ken
neth had begged his might be quiet but
Mrs. Vernay laughed in his face.
"You ridiculous boy!" she said; "peo
ple will think 3011 tire ashamed of me."
The only member of the family not
E resent was Frank. He had rejoined
It was over breakfast, sitccches and
all and I was refreshing myself b3' a
walk near the sea.
A total stranger came up aud ad
dressed me. inquiring about that morn
ing's wedding. Ha appeared to have
been a spectator in the church. Among
other things, he asked me tho bride's
"She was a Mrs. Vcnia3" I replied.
"Ah," he said, "I thought I know her
"May I ask 3-ou where 3ou met her?"
"In Ceylon. She came out as abride
after three weeks " He paused, but
I begged him to go on.
"It is an unpleasant story," he said,
"Her husband was found "strangled in
his bed. They said one of the Svees
had done it, but some thought Mrs. Ver
nay could have explained the matter."
I asked no further questions a voico
seemed to whisper in my car, "Lilith!"
and the stranger went on his way. '
But I forgot my forebodings as the
daj-s passed, bringing nothing but good
news of Kenneth and his wife, as the3
traveled in the lake district We talked
of them, of the weather they must be
enjoying, and speculated as to their fu
ture home, as .vet undetermined.
One night after my wife had gone to
bed I was lingering over the fire. Care
lessly I raised 1113 e3es toward a mirror
hung above the mantlepiecc, and then
my attention was riveted b3 the reflec
tion that met 1113 C3cs. It was no re
jwtition of the room I was in, but a
faithful picture of Kenneth's retreat at
1 saw the door open and a flood of
pale moonlight stream into the room. I
saw Kenneth ami his wife enter as from
a long journc3. ami I noticed her pass
ing round the room looking at his
treasures while lie lit a lamp. She had
something in her hand gleaming
against her dress, and I noticed how
she stole behind him as he bent over
the light. Then a cloud of vapor arose
from the lamp, an.d he turned to face
tier, stern and unyielding, one threw
herself kneeling, praying at his feet
but he never flinched; then she rose,
changing into a tall, thin, pale figure,
with a death-like face and hollow,
gleaming eyes. Still he never faltered,
and with a cry this being rushed
through the half-open door into the
moonlight The vision haunted me.
though in every wa3 possible I tried
reasonably to account for it
The next morning I left Torremouth
by the earliest train, stopped at the sta
tion nearest Kenneth's retreat, nnd
with some little difliculty found my
way to the chapel. All was lonely and
deserted, yet I seemed to note hanging
round the room faint traces of that
1 returned to Torremouth telling my
self that it was but fancy, and that Ken
neth, with his wife, wan in Westmore
land. At home, to my surprise, I found
Frank waiting to see me.
"I have seen Kenneth," were his first
"When?" I cried.
"He came to me last night; I have
seen her, too" (lowering his voice), "in
her true form. I know now all that he
did for me. Sec he gave me this."
It was a noose made of a thick coil of
a woman's golden hair.
From that time to this I have never
again seen Kenneth Lambert, nor has
aii3 one else.
Now, perhaps you may call mo a silly
old fool for thinking anything superna
tural lay behind these circumstances.
You may eall Kenneth mad, as many
do, and find excellent reasons to account
for evciything else.
I have told neither more nor less than
I saw. Put what interpretation you
please upon it, I can offer none.
Was she Lilith?
I can not telL But she cost the life
(no matter how it ended) of one of the
noblest meu I ever knew. And Frank
still suffers from having once been be
neath her influence.
If the feet get very much chilled a
number of times, or frozen, they should
be put into tepid water until feeling re
turns. When frozen, they are generally
very white, all of the blood having been
driven from the surface, and if frozen
repeatedly, become tender and painful.
They swell with every colder change of
the weather, or crack open and bleed
between the toes; again, the heels and
large toe joints arc the only parts af
fected, except a general beat and swell
ing, or painful itching. The feet, in
the morning, are very sore; shoes, which
were comfortable enough yesterday, are
at least three numbers too small to-day.
If the large toe joints remain swollen
for several weeks, they press against the
shoes and form very painful bunions. A
hot borax water bath of half an hour,
with a thorough rubbing with glycerine
is good. The feet should be thoroughly
dry (or well-dried) and warm before the
glycerine is applied, otherwise they will
stay damp. Then put on old, loose
stockings, and keep warm. A prepara
tion made of two ounces each of glyce
rine and coal oil, with one tcaspoouful
of carbolic acid, is said to be good, ap
plied with the hand twice a day for five
minutes. Pauline Adelaide Hardy in
"Rucus" is a new word lately added
to the Texan language, and signifies a
lively time of the Donnybrook Fair
W"1- , -.
National Bank !
Authorized Capital of $250,000,
A Surplus Fund of - $15,000,
And the largest Paid la Cna Cap
ital of any banK iu this part
of the State.
f7I)eiosits received and interest paid
ou time deposits.
STDrafts on the principal cities in this
country and Europe bought and sold.
fcarcollections and all other business
given prompt and careful attention.
A. ANDERSON, Pres't.
SAM'L C. SMITH, Tice PrM'f.
J. 1. BECKEK,
JOS AS WELCH,
I. ANDERSON, .
D.T. JIartyn, M. D. F. J. ScilUG, M.D.
Drs. MARTY 4b 8CHUG,
U. S. Examining Surgeons,
Local Surgeon. Union Pacific, O., X.
A B. II. and B. A 31. R. It's.
Consultations in German aud English.
Telephones at office and residences.
tSsTOtlice on Olive street, next to Brod
feu brer's Jewelry Store.
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE.
Upstairs Ernst building 11th street.
ATTOHNEXS AT LAW,
Office over First National Bank, Colum
bus, Nebraska. f0-lf
I. Kt'ArVM, M. .,
PHYSICIAN AND SUIIGEON.
irOllii-e and rooms, Gluck building,
11th street. Telephone communication.
A'tIIIrO' MEAIIE, rti. IK,
PHYS1 CIAN AND SVIi GEON,
Platte Center, Nebraska. -y
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER,
luth street, cast of Abt's barn.
April 7, NJ-tt
PLATTE CENTElt, NEB.
Just opened. Special attention jrivn
to commercial men. Has a ;ood am:le
room. Sets the best tabic. Give it a
trial and be convinced. frfi-.'luio
foil ft EtiMUKft,
adnl'artics desiring nirveyinir done
can address me at Columbus, Neb., or
call at my office iu Court House.
W. H. Tedrow, Co. Supt.
I will be at my office iu the Court House
the third Saturday of each ni-iuth for the
examination of teachers. :'.'. tf
r. . KunrtiCK, m.
Chronio Diseases mad Diseases of
Ckildrea a Specialty.
t5"TOrtice on Olive street, three doors
uorth of First National Bank. 2-1 y
A TTOllNEYS A T LA W,
Office up-stairs in McAllister's build
ing. 11th St. V. A. McAllister, Notary
J. M. MACFAKLAND, B. K. COWDKKY,
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE
Ce'tou&M, . . ; Nebraska.
JOHN G. I1I;-IN3. C. J. GAK1.0W,
HlfcGIJt& ft GABIOW,
Specially made of Collections by C.J.
Garlow. - :U-iu
'llth St., opposite Lindell Hotel.
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, Whips,
Blankets, Curry Combs, Brushes, truuks,
valises, buggy tops, cushions, carriage
trimmings, Ace, at the lowest possible
prices. Bepairs promptly attended to.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Plans and estimates supplied for either
frame or brick buildings. Good work
guaranteed. Shop on ISth Street, near
St. Paul Lumber Yard, Columbus, Ne
Raas and Iron !
The highest market price paid for raits
and iron. Store ia the Bubach building,
Olive st., Columbus, Neb. 15-tf
JS. MURDOCH ft SON,
Carpenters and Centractera.
Havenad an extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in work.
All kisds of repairing done on short
aoticc. Our motto is, Good work and
fair prices. Call and give us as oppor
tuaityteestia-ateforyou. yysaop on
13th St., oae door west of Friodhof
Co' . iters, Cel-uBhTii . Nsbr. eBt-T
WHOLE NO. 842.
Catttt Raisins on the Plains.
During the winter of 1S71 and 1S72 I
engaged in the handling of Texas cattle
in tho semi-arid belt of Kansas. I had
provided no food for mv stock. 1 knew
that cattle could and did winter on the
plains far north and wot of where I
was; but I did not know that there was
a difference in the nutritious qualities of
the different prairie grasses. 1 did not
understand the peculiarities of the
climate of the emi-arid belt, nor the
effects of rain falling on dead grass.
Stupid of me. of course, but I had
plenty of company. My neighbors were
bright Germans, intelligent Englishmen,
and keen Americans from almost every
State in the Union. We were a hopeful
band, young, strong, and eager. When
we gathered into our wretched hovels o
nights, and the pipes were glowing, our
talk was of cattle, eattle, cattle. The
sales of steers off the range at six cents
per pound, live weight, made tho pre
vious spring, were strongly dwelt upon.
I was repeatedly assured that the Kan
sas winters were so mild that I would
not need a coat. The height the new
tirairm rr?ia wrtulil aitrult lu-k nn fhn laf
f m i r ww I w7 j v v wit uv a.wa
of March was measured on -table logs by
outstretched and dirtv index fingers for
my instruction and encouragement
There was not one of all the band of
eager men who rode the Kansas plains
in those days who did jiot firmly believe
that our fortunes were made. The
country was full of cattle. November
came in with a blizzard, aud, with
slight interruptions, kindly allowed by
Nature for the purpose of" affording us
opiMjrtimitics to skin dead eattle, the
blizzard lasted until March, and the
cold, stormy weather for two months
longer. There was no new grass until
the middle of May. In all the Texas
herds held in Kansas the losses were
heavy. Hardly a herd lost less than 60
per cent andG0, 70, and 80 per cent
losses were common. Uy spring wo
learned that great bonis of heavy beef
cattle, neltl ou the smoky. Cottonwood,
and Arkansas rivers, had lcen frozen
on the range, and that the Texans had
saddled their horses and gone home.
The creeks were dammed with the de
caying carcasses of eattle. The air was
heavy with the stench of decaying
animals. The cruelties of the business
of starving cattle to death were vividly
impressed on me. Every wagon sent
from the cattle ranges to the railroad
towns was loaded with hides. Tho next
summer, bankruptcy stalked over the
Kansas plains and struck men down.
Our trouble was that none of us knew
that the tall blue-joint grass was worth
less for winter feed unless it were made
into hay, none of us knew that the fall
rains had washed the nutriment out of
it, and none of us knew that about once
in ten years there is a hard winter in
the far West, during which the mercury
modestly retires into the bulb of the
thermometer, and blizzard chases bliz
zard over the plains in muck succession.
Some of us learned the lesson at onee;
others, who claimed that the cattle
needed protection, not food, creete'J
sheds, which proved to be death-traps,
the cattle "stacking" under them during
cohl weather, ami tried it again, and
went into bankruptcy promptly after tho
second venture. As" it w:is in Kansas,
so it is, in a less degree, in the so
called -'cattle country." A wet autumn,
followed by a hard winter, kills the
cattle held on Northern ranges by the
tl'ouand. Frank- HVAoow, in Ilur
jtfr's Magazine far April.
Many years ago down in Idaho, during
a gold excitement, a good many men
went into the country to niai'e money
outside the gold-hunting industry. Their
idea was to make the other fellows delve
for the gold while they appropriated it
afterward, l'ollin Daggett, afterward
Nevada's Congressman, established n
ferry-boat on a small creek and named
the place "Death's Ford.'" at the same
time inventing a muly legend to the
effect that it was thus named because so
many lives had been lost in the attempt
to cross it. The stream was not over a
dozen yards wide, and the water no
where over two feet deep, but he rigged
up a flatboat and pulled it back and
forth by a rope contrivance. Whenever
the prosjieetors crossed he regaled them
with horrible tales of the treachery of
the stream, and tiie remorseless quick
sands which had drawn so many men
and mules to terrible deaths.
In the night when he ferried people
over he would caution thein not to get
too near the edge of the boat, as a fall
overboard was certain death. By let
ting the dim old lantern go out anil
making slow time he frequently im
pressed the passengers with the idea
that the stream was half a mile wide.
For night trips he charged "?.". but if the
wind was high and the weather bad he
struck sanguine prospectors for much
larger sums. In the daytime $1 was
his modest charge.
He went along in this way for
several mouths, the men who rushed to
the hills looking upon him as a bene
factor to his race by this conquering of
so formidable an obstacle to travel as
"Death's Ford." One day Charlie Stod
dard, the promoter. apcared on the
bank with a mule and boarded the Hat
boat to cross. In the midst of the
stream. ju-.t when the ferry-man was
telling how dangerous the place was,
the mule grew re-dive and fell over
board. (Jne leg caught on a rope, and
lie got his head under water, and, un
able to extricate himself, was drowned.
When he was cut loose he lav there in
the middle of "Death's Ford,' half out
of water, so that all who came aloug
saw what a miserable sham the ferry
was, anil tunt any four footed aniujil
could walk across. Daggett tried to
fet the mule away, but he was too
icavy to budge, ami so he lay there
in plain sight for weeks, until Daggett's
business as a ferryman was ruined.
That's the reason old Dag hardly ever
Seaks to Charlie Stoddard when he
meets him. Carson (.Vcr.) Ajyieul.
Jay Gould's Sensible Daughter.
Miss Gould has lately been given an
allowance of S.",000 a vear for her
wardrobe, but last year did not spend
over two-thirds of that amount She is
very foud of pretty dresses, made in a
simple, girlish fashion, and has fewer
silk or satin gowns than one would sup
pose. In summer she drescs iu white
most of the time, wearing linen and
flannels in the morning, mulls nnd em
broidered dresses in the afternoon, and
on special occasions white silk or lace.
A dress made entirely of Valenciennes
lace over surah silk is tho favorite, and
although very simple looking cost the
neat sum of $580. A brown corduroy,
trimmed with silver-fox fur. with a cap
and muff to match, was her favorite
walking-suit hist winter, and on Sun
days she wore a dark blue velvet, with
beaver trimmings. She is fond of
bronze shoes and always keeps four or
five pairs on hand, and always dresses
her own hair, which is long, dark and
naturally curly. New York Morning
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Grass .For the Lawn.
We will suppose that the spring plaat
ings of trees nave been made with open
spaces reserved for the favorite games.
Now the ground can be prepared, for
grass seed, for it need not oo trampled
over any more. If certain parts havo
becomo'packed and hard, they should
be dug or ploughed deeply again, then
harrowed and raked iwrfectly smooth,
and all stones, big or little, taken from
the surface. The seed may now be
sown, and it should bo of thick, fine
growing varieties, such as aro employed
in Central Park and other pleasure
grounds. Mr. Samuel Parsons. Jut.,
Superintendent of Central Park, writes
mo: "The best grass seeds for ordinary
lawns are a mixture of red-top and Ken
tucky blue-grass, in equal parts, with
perhaps a small amount of white clover.
On very sandy ground I prefer the Ken
tucky blue-grass, as it ia very hardy and
vigorous under adverse circuaistaaces."
Having sown and raked in the seed
very lightly, a great advantage will' b-r
gained in passing a lawn roller over the
ground. I havo succeeded well in get
ting a good "catch" of grass by sow-
h ing the seed with oats, which were out
and cured as hay as soon as the grain
was what is termed "in the milk." The
strong and quickly growing oats make
the ground green in a few days and
shelter the slower-maturing grass roots.
Mr. Parsons says. "I prefer to sow the
grass seed alone." As soon aa the grass
begins to grow with some vigor, cut it
often, for this tends to thicken it and
produce the velvety effect that is so
i)cautiful. From the very first the lawn
will need weeding. The ground con
tains seeds of strong-growing plants,
such as dock, plantain, etc., which
should be taken out as fast aa they ap
ear. To some the dandelion is a weed.
but not to me, unless it takes more than
its share of space, for I always miss
these little earth stars wheu they are ab
sent They intensify the sunshine shim-
niiriiifr nn tlm 1'iun mntinir uim umll
involuntarily when seeing them. More
over, they awaken pleasant memories,
for a childhood in which dandelion
had no part is a defective experience.
In late autumn the fallen leaves should
bo raked carefully away, as they tend to
smother the grass if permitted to lie un
til spring. Now comes the chief oppor
tunity of tho year, in the form of a lib
eral top-dressing of manure from the
stable. If this is spread evenly aud not
too thickly in November, and the
coarser remains of it raked off early in
April, the results will be astonishing. A
deep emerald hue will be imparted to
the grass, and the frequent cuttings re
quired will soon produce a turf that
yields to the foot like a Persian rug.
If the stable manure can bo com
Misted nnd left till thoroughly decayed,
tine, and friable, all the better. If sta
ble manure can not be obtained, Mr.
Parsons recommends Mapcs's fertilizer
for lawns. E. P. lioe. in Harjwr's Mag
azine for April.
He Declined With Thanks.
I am afraid the incident of the time
when Adj. Gen. Guthrie declined to
drink with Gov. Pattison is not as fresh
as it might be. but it is good enough to
risk, especially as they both acknowl
edged it yesterday. It" happened at tho
time tho governor-elect sent for Col.
Guthrie to offer him the position of ad
jutant general. He tendered him the
position, and at the same time, so that
they might compare views, proceeded to
give Cot Guthrie his own notions of the
needs of the service. Prominently hu
spoke of the prevalence of drinking
among officers, and the bad influence it
must have on the men. Suddenly, its
though it had just occurred to him to be
worth while to know before he went
any further, he whirled around iu his
famous revolving chair, with the ques
tion: "By the way. Col. Guthrie, do you
"Well, occasionally." responded the
tall colonel slowly. "But 1 don't caro
for anything now, thank you." Pilt
A Child with Two llralns.
A baby about a month old was taken
by its mother to a diseiisary at the
Bellevue hospital for treatment last
week. Wheu the child was born it had
a large swelling upon the forehead,
which slowly increased iu size and lirm
ness. Nothing could Im; done to reduce
the protuberance, which was supposed
to be a tumor, except to perform an
operation on the child's head and tike
it out Before this could be done tho
little thing died. The consent of the
mother being obtained. Dr. Janeway
held an autopsy at the morgue, ami
found that the cause of the swelling was
a second brain which was growing ou
the outside of the skull, independent of
the brain inside, save through a con
necting substance that passed through a
slight tisMirt: iu the bone. The anato
mical specimen, which is a rare one,
was put into alcohol to preserve it A.
A Ilea n Tiwlc.
The subject of actors vanity might
yield endless stories. Everybody knows
that it is a failing that runs down from
the highest in the profession to the low
est "supe." Pardon me for an illustra
tion from the lowest round. It was iu
one of Lawrence Barrett's Bo-ton en
gagements, and the hero was the useful
actor whose duty it is to come ou aud
say to Barrett, "Forgive inc. master. 1
slew your horse," whereupon Barrett
strikes him down. The heroic Liicullus
was one day eluding a friend for not
coming to see his crforinancc. "Why,
me boy, it's the great hit of me life."
said he. "My fall hist night took the
house right off it's feet; it was simply
immense. They w;is bound to have mo
before the curtain, but just as I was go
ing on Barrett shoved me out of the way
and took the call himself. It wan a
d d mean trick." CVr. Minneapolis
Some young and enterprising dry
goods men of New York have pooled
their financial issues, and have invested
their savings in a steam snow-shovel
company, whose object is to tight the
western blizzard or any other kind of
a storm whieh covers railroad tracks
with snow. The machine for railroad
business costs 15.000 and weighs forty
tons. It rests on a heavy truck and is
propelled by locomotives. A teu-feet
square iron ease, with open mouth, pro
jects from the f rout end; in this are set
four steel knives, which cut the hardest
snow to pieces, and at the same time
throw it back into shovels whith. by
their rotary movement hurl it "JOO feet
The petroleum wells of Upper Burmah
have been worked for 2.000 years and
still produce abundantly. They are
generally four feet six inches square and
are sunk to a depth of '250 to SoO feet
The Burmese have never learned the
secrets of refining, aud their export
havo not bceu large.
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