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, TnE SIGN BEARER.
! "Sandy" was not really liis name, of
i course; but when a man becomes, in
J point of fart, nothing but a peripatetic
I Kindwich he is apt to grow indifferent to
1 small points of etiquette and to the social
' exactions that demand a prefix to a gen
tleman s name when lie is addressed.
For old Sandy was a gentleman in
spile of the fact that there was nothing
visible of him above the sign board, so
to speak, but a pair of drooping shoul
ders inadequately covered with a rusty
iweed coat; a weather beaten neck, in
which some of the- cords seemed to have
acquired undue prominence by reason of
the heavy boards swung by straps across
his drooping shoulders: a careworn face,
j foivver redeemed from insignificance by
a pair of mild gray cyos that had caught
a commercial trick of looking very per
saaively into the face of every passerby,
as he supplemented the big lettered an
nouncements of his boards by a flutter
ing rose colored leaflet extended in a
trcnivlous brown hand; thin, windblown
gray hair and a disreputable hat that ab
solutely refused to locate itself chrono
logically in the calendar of fashion.
That wa: the upper man Sandy. Sandy
below the loards was principally notice
able on the occasion in question for a
pair of brand now ihoes that apparently
,:uakcd in uuconf Tollable amusement
at linding themselves on such feet, with
such ataurd accompaniments as thoso
immensely ragged trowser ends and
thoso brilliantly painted rims to Sandy's
sandwich boards, which set forth in tho
most positive language the location of
the lineal am! cheapest shoe blacking to
Ik? found in all New York city or per
haps in tho world.
Few, indeed, lot them be-over so punc
tiliously inclined, would have known to
Kill old Sandy but just that; for it
Hecmed to go beyond tho memory of man
when he liad not formed one of a solemn
proce-fcion of thin sandwiches, ranging
according to height, tall, taller, tallest,
tltat plodded patiently up ono 6ide of
Broadway and down tiie other, proclaim
ing tho same excellenceof the samo shoo
blacking with the same patient indiffer
ence to the changes of the weather as to
the chang'-s in tho political horizon;
with the same stolid acceptance of the
jostling that was inevitable when their
unyielding boards came in sharp contact
with the swift rushing tide of humanity
that now swept with them and now
Bui hearts must trob, even under the
heavy pressure of sandwich boards, and
it was because the front man in the pro
cession, "tallest," knewthat oldSandy's
liad occasion to beat somewhat sorrow
fully jut then that he turned and asked
him a question on that bright but blus
tering morning, not ungently, only ab
ruptly for want of time:
"How's the Midge?"
There come moments of relaxation and
refreshment oven into sandwiched lives,
and when old Sandy's companions broko
ranks on that day to s lo lunch ho
separated himself from them and, drop
ping hL slow commercial march step,
walked as rapidly, as he could for the
rigid impediments on his shoulders east
ward, ever eastward, until he reached
the dreary neighborhood of Hester street,
where he turned abruptly into a door
tliat stood open and clattered up stairs,
his brand new shoes creaking vocifer
ously on the bare boards of the steep and
dirty steps, his imprisoning boards
thumping on the step above him as he
mounted hastily up two flights and
stopK.d suddenly at a door immediately
in front of him and knocked twice. The
first knock bounded a trifle apologetic,
the second a trifle impatient; both fail
ing of recognition, he cautiously turned
the handle and peeped into the room.
It was not an interior calculated to fas
cinate the gaze, nevertheless old Sandy
stood there quite awhile looking in with
out making any motion toward entering.
The room was dark, not for want of
windows, for it loasted of three, but
what with tho opaque newspapers that
supplied the place of numerous miss
ing panes of glass and tho old shawl and
old quilts that had been pinned up as
high as a woman's arm could reach to
keep the wind at bay, and the unwashed
condition of the upper sash, the reflec
tion of the bright sunlight tliat was
flooding the streets old Sandy had just
left was reduced lo its minimum. Such
sunshine, however, as did penetrate into
the dingy room fell direct upon three
cages full of canary birds that swung
liigh up against the unwashed upper
Bash, and when Sandy opened tho door
they were rejoicing in it with an exuber
ance of vocal content that seemed almost
insolent in its contrast with tho sadness
and stillness of their surroundings.
As Sandy V eyes got used to the ob
scurity they became conscious of an
other pair of eyes fastened on his own
with a sort of imploring intensity.
They looked immensely large, staring at
hini there from the cradle in front of the
sullen stove, but perhaps it was because
they were set in such an exceedingly
small face from wliich all tho flesh
seemed to have worn away, leaving tho
dry skin drawn like a drumhead over
the baby cheek bones. Two meager arms
terminating in two claw like hands were
outstretched in mute appeal toward old
Sandy. But no sound came from the
ilidgo's dry lips.
"Bless mv soul; it's all alone. Poor
Old Sandy creaked in on tho tiptoes of
his brand new shoes, making all the
more noise by reason of his superhuman
efforts to make none at all. Tho canary
birds brought their chorus to an aston
ished lialt and turned their small heads
sidewise to investigate him thoroughly,
evidently regarding him as a rival
musician of an unknown genus. Old
Sandy stopped when he reached the
cradle and said again very softly and
"Bless my soul! Poor little Midge!
All alone. It wants me to walk it!"
Sandy was almost aghast at this sugges
tion. "I wonder if I dare? The room's
cold, Madge, and you might catch cold,
and you don't look as if you could stand
many more knock downs."
The Midge, indeed (entomologically
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nicknamed presumably for its slight
body and exaggerated extremties did not
look as if it could stand any more knock
downs at all, but as it persisted in its
mute demands of some sort, old Sandy
cast about him furtively for something
' to wrap it up in. Nothing satisfac
tory presented itself to his view. The
only shawl that was visible was the one
pinned up against the window, and it
was so exceedingly dirty and moth eaten
that even if he had felt at liberty to in
terfere with the arrangements of the
tenant of the room in her absence he
would not have used it. The Midge,
growing tired of his unexplained inactiv
ity, emitted a low wail from its small,
parched throat which seemed to throw
old Sandy completely on his beam ends.
"Don't cry. Midge. Bless my soul,
don't cry. You shall have a walk."
With sudden decision he jerked off
his old tweed coat, which, though cruel
ly inadequate out there on the wind
swept streets even when he had been
weather boarded with his wooden adver
tisements, would doubtless present a
luxurious contrast for the Midge to the
wrinkled and crumby quilt that lie was
then enveloped in.
He did it rather clumsily, but the
Midge was no pampered darling of for
tune and allowed himself to be rolled
face downward and incased in old
Sandy's coat without protest. Only
once ho gave a sigh of relief when he
was finally hoisted high up and laid
against Sandy's restless breast, with his
small hot head resting on the old man's
uncoated shoulder. When old Sandy
began to creak soberly liackward and
forward over the bare floor in his vocal
shoes, tho canary birds, concluding by
this time either that he was a harmless
sort of monster whoso presence should
not bo allowed to curtail their enjoy
ment of the sunshine, or else that the
sour is emitted by those shoes must be
drowned at all hazards, began singing
again with all the capacity of six little
yellow throats. Sandy quite approved
of this performance on their part, and
stationing himself in the very broadest
sunbeam he could find he turned his
back toward the cages so as to bring the
Midge's weazened face close to the pretty
things singing there so airily in the sun
shine, and singing as if there had never
had a heart ached or broken in all this
hard world. "Purty burds singingfor
He said it very persuasively, but the
Midge signified his disapproval of this
halt by bringing his small, cold feet
into convulsive contact with Sandy's
stomach, and clutching feebly at the
shirt collar against which one hot little
"I'm an idiot, Midge, of course I am.
What's the purty birds to you when you
ain't ever been out of sight or hearing
of their everlasting wobbling? But
there! money is in em. Midge. I won
der where she is all this time," and full
of contrition for his error in judgment
old Sandy resumed liis tramp while the
Midge lay motionless in his inexperienced
arms. It seemed to him a very long
time that he creaked up and down that
bare floored room with the Midge's little
hot head vesting on his shoulder. Long
enough for him to make a great many
somber reflections on the barrenness of
its appointments. He had never seen it
before by daylight. He liad always
come of evenings, when he was legiti
mately freed from liis boards and was at
liberty to look after Jim's wife and boy,
as he had promised faithfully to do when
Jim. poor fellow, had died nearly a year
gone now. It hadn't been much of an
undertaking nor at all unpleasant, for
Jim's wife was a nice little creature, and
it had shortened many an evening for
old Sandy to sit in tho room where the
cooking stove and the baby's cradle and
the high swung canary birds' cages were
all equally at home, and watch Jim's
wifo at her sewing. She was always
busy aud neat and trim when old Sandy
came, and careful of the Midge, too, and
that was what made it so hard to under
stand what looked like such cruel neglect
on her part now. He didn't deny it to
liimself that a little later on, when Jim's
memory had grown less green, he would
like to ask Jim's wife to be his wife and
Jim's boy should be his boy.
Presently the door opened and Jim's
wife stood where Sandy himself had
stood about half an hour earlier. She
was very pretty; especially at that mo
ment, with her large, wondering eyes
fixed on old Sandy and a flush from hur
ried walking or some other cause dyeing
her cheeks a bright red.
"You here this time of day?" she said
with more of wonder than gratitude in
her voice, and stepping aside she dropped
a largo paper parcel on the old trunk be
hind tho bed head.
Old Sandy looked at her apologeti
cally: "He seemed so bad last night, you
know, I thought I'd run up and ask
after him. I didn't think to stop so long,
but finding him alone"
Jim's wife had all this time been get
ting out of her bonnet and a rather smart
looking new walking jacket. She an
swered testily with her back to him:
"Yes. I ran out for a minute to do
an errand and borrow a coal of fire from
Mrs. Merric across the hall. I made a
good sale of five birds to-day."
"And forgot the coal of fire"-old
Sandy was regarding the new finery
with gloomy eyes "the Midge was
most froze when I got here."
"I can get it now," the girl answered
with flushing checks, and started once
more toward the den. Something in the
Midge's looks, however, caused her to
stop and look hard at the small white
face resting on old Sandy's shoulder.
She took a step nearer to him, then
stopped aud gasped:
"Is he asleep?" Sandy asked, Tery
"Lay him down in the bed," she an
swered in a strange, quick way that
caused Sandy to obey without question
ing. The Midge did not object. Yes, he
was asleep. Dreaxnlessly, painlessly and
forever. 'I reckon Jim sorter pines for
him," said old Sandy quietly, when
there was no longer any room to hope
that the Midge would ever wake up
again, "and I expect it's best so. This
world was too much for him." It came
back to him later on, that when he had
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mood in the broad sunbeam beaeath tho
bird cages, how the Midge had clutched
at him convulsively. "If he went then."
he said to the woman, who could only
kneel and moan in her impotent sorrow
and remorse, "he went with tho sun a
shining on him and the birds a singing
to him same-as if he was out under the
country skies. I like to think it was
Poverty is a liard taskmaster. Old
Sandy was back in the ranks a very little
while later, and it was only when he felt
the northeast wind cutting through him
like a knife that he remembered how he
had left the Midge wrapped up in his
Old Sandy was ivt on duty thenext
day. A sutatfeutt had to be found to
carry his boards, and the messenger that
brought the news of his sickness to the
store brought also a request for the van
guard of I ho sandwich men to come to
him thnr night ashoon as he could. When
he did go it was to find old Sandy flushed
with fever and in a state of restlessriesa
that boded no good.
"You'll have to go in my stead, Bony,"
he said, as .soon as his friend had drawn
the only chair in the room clo.e up to the
side of his iron lounge. "I'd rather have
gone myself, for I promised Jim to look
after them and 1 wanted to see that they
put tho Midge away in good style.
None of your pauiier doings for Jim's
boy." He raised up on one ellxw, ran
his baud under his pillow and brought
out an excessively old pocketbook. "It's
all in there. I've been savin' up for
nearly a year now. I didn't want to
tread loo close on Jim's h"'ls. same as I
done when we sandwiched together on
the street. I was going to ask her to
marry me when the year was good out.
That would a-leeii nliout the best way of
keepiif my promise to Jim. I think ho'd
a-said 'OK." don't you. Bony? I was
planum' to furnish a room for her real
well, with a bureau and a waslistand
(I've priced no end of eni) and a lot of
woman's gim cracks on the mantelpiece.
But I reckon that game's nlxmt up. I
think she's got her head set a different
way. The Midge's gone home to Jim,
and I shouldn't wonder if I was in for
the pneumony; feels mighty like it in
my side. That's the reason I can't go
myself. Bony. 1 reckon it come of for
gettin' my coat. 1 w ant you to take that
money to her, Bony, and tell her I sent
it for the Midge's buryin". Tell her to
have it done decent, carriage and all.
Decent's the word. Bony. I don't want
her to have no excuse for taking help
from anybody that ain't got a right to
offer it. It would sorter hurt me to
think that Jim's boy had any but honest
money spent on him, dead or alive.
Maybe there'll le enough for a bouquet,
too. You'll come and tell mo how it
goes off, won't you. Bony?"
Bony promised that he would, but
when he came back the next nighttotell
old Sandy how decorously the 31idge had
leen put away in a small black coffin,
with a wreath of immortelles lying at its
head, and the coffin on the front seat of
a carriage with himself and Jim's wife
on the back .eat, everything decent and
paid for with honest money, old Sandy
was past taking any interest in it, for he,
too, had gone to swell the caravan in
numerable and lo give Jim an account
of his stewardship. Jeannette R. Wal
worth in Kansas Citv Times.
llreefllnir Fiue Hones In Japan.
Horseback exercises were favorite pas
times with the men at arms and the
landowners. These people being descend
ants from one of the races that have
furnished the best horsemen of the world
the Cossacks and the Tartars have in
herited a strong love of the horse. The
rank of tho men at arms 6hows tliis, as
thoso who fought on foot occupied a
much lower position than those who
fought mounted. Up to a comparative
ly recent period there wero no means of
importing bettor blood to improve the
breeds of horses, but they made the most
of their Tartar blood. As animals for
cavalry puqxwes these are not to be de
spised. They have carried to victory
some of tho most formidable and effec
tive cavalry of tho world.
It was on these horses that the soldiers
of Timour and tho hordes of Ghengis
Khan rode to conquest. On these horses
the sons aud grandsons of Kublai Khan
swept over western Asia, conquered the
dominions of tho caliph, all of Russia
mid the best parts of Hungary and
Poland. In tho Seventeenth century the
king of Spain sent some of the best
Andahibian horses to Japan, and the
Portuguese also presented tho rulers of
that country with well bred horses. In
later years the Emperor Napoleon pre
sented tho tycoon with several fine Arab
horses, so that their Tartar breed of
horses has been materially improved.
Most, of tho horses of that country are
raised on the great grassy plains in a
semi wild state, and then caught and
broken to the saddle. Cor. San Fran
Tli Progress of Florida.
There is no doubt that Florida has
made more progress in tho last five years
tlian her most sanguine admirer could
have prophesied. Tho causes are numer
ous, not the least being her natural ad
vantages. We have plenty of lumber,
good harbors and fine soil and climate.
There is more tlian 4.000,000 invested in
summer resorts and watering places.
Several sanitariums have been started
with, as far as I have heard, good suc
cess. Alligators? Yes, 6ir, plenty of
them. Three or four tanneries devoted
solely to the preparation of alligator
skins. Next month opens the hunting
season for the alligator men. You know
just as soon as cold weather comes the
alligator buries himself in the mud,
where ho btays until summer. Well,
somehow these men find out the nests of
this gay bird, and having located him
they dig down in the bank at such a dis
tance from the water's edge as the alli
gator's head is likely to be. In nine cases
out of ten they hit it. Then they gag
him, bind his front feet and gradually
dig him out, securing him as they go
along. The average price is $1 a foot for
alligators, but sometimes they get more.
Jacksonville Cor. Chicago News.
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IX THE SOUDAN.
THRILLING DESCRIPTION OF THE
FIGHTING SQUARE AT ABU-KLEA.
4 Portentous Si.ee en the Part of tha
A Pandemonium Insid tha English
Breakfast being over, and ths enemy's fire
growing unpleasantly hot, Ga. Stewart,
whose cool behavior greatly inspired th
men, took occasion to instruct us as to our
imminent duty. He warned ua as to tbe
Arab mode of intimidation and loud notes
"You are but 1,500 men against about
15,000 of tho enemy. But keep cool; keep
close together. Above all things fire low,
and aU will be welL"
Just as he concluded the men arose and
prepared to leave the zareba by marching
straight on the wells; the right side of tbe
square faced to tho left, the left side faced to
theight, while the rear faced right-about,
thus' the Guards were in front Of course
you know that tbe British square is always
four deep, officers and all others in tbe
I may as well state that on the previous
evening, as we were constructing our eoreba,
Col. Fnxl Bumaby, of the Life Guards, that
restless knight erraut, rode into our lines
alone, saying that he had come to re-enforce
All being ready, the bugle aounded the
"advauco," and we stepped out of urinclo
suro and marched straight to our front; but
when wo had arrived within about 1,000
yard of the first rock of the wells the "halt"
was sounded, and wo lay down to avoid a
firo that was growing serious. Falling in
again, wo advanced, retired, wheeled and ex
ecuted various manoeuvres, in order to draw
tho enemy out from their concealmont, firing
an occasional round from our machine guns,
but could not succeed. Thoj wore woU post
ed behind and Iteyond the rock, that sur
round tho wells, uud refused to expose them
selves; but wo know thut this ellonce on their
part portended somo deviltry, and that very
soon. We did not anticipate any boy's play;
wo had beard too much alxrat the Arabs, and
knew our cuso was a desperate one, conse
quently our commander acted very cau
tiously. 'keeusg' the enemt.
At lost, seeing the futility of our manoeu
vring, tho general decided to "feel" them by
skirmishers, and eoaseouently ten flics were
thrown out, with orders to pick off any
sheikhs or emirs they might bee, many of
whom were present, as wo could olisarve by
tho numbers of banners waviug abovo the
rock, and tho constant shifting of which led
us to believe that they contemplated some
sudden niichi-jf. Tho skirmishers, as soon
as tuey made choie of positions, opened a
lively fusikide on tho Ixinner bearers, and we
know every shot told by seeing tho banners
fnIL At last the Arabs commenced to swarm
over the rocks, aud bodies of mounted men
appeared at the openings of defiles. Instantly
the "recall' was sounded, and none too soon,
for as the skirmishers broke cover and raced
for the square three heavy columns of Arab
cavalry burst cut after them, also making
for our square.
'Prepare to receive cavalry!" now rang
out, and instantly the square bristled with
steel. On came the fleeing skirmishers,
straight for tho front of the square, when
they had been told that in retreat they should
make for the rear of tho square. As they
closed on the front, with tbe "standing ranks"
of tho guards at the "read," CoL Boscawen,
who had the voice of a bull, roared out:
"Round to tho right! round to the right and
rear, you fools! do you want your heads
blown ouTi" They swerved around and cleared
our front when wo poured In a volley, bring
ing tho astonished enemy in our front up,
The skirmishers kept on around the square,
to the rear, tbe Arabs after them, till they
reached tho right rear corner, whore thoy
essayed to enter, and did enter, the Arabs in
hot pursuit, bearing everything down before
them. Well might we all in the other parts
of the square exclaim with Koko in tbe
"Mikado," "Here's a howdy-do! here's a pretty
mess!'' But it was no laughing matter, with
the wild fanatics cutting right and left. Tbe
unlucky cavalrymen now attempted to mnko
amends for their mistake, officers and men
fighting with unexampled heroism, but thoy
were hewn to the earth by the dozen. It was
a perfect pandemonium, Arabs shrieking,
British shouting and camels roaring (camels
can roar: there is more roar to the square
inch in the camel than in tbe. biggest lion
that breath.";), the crashing of musketry and
the growing of the machine guns as we
made it lively for the dancing dervishes who
were whirling around the outside of tbe
FIOUTING BACK TO BACK.
Part of this must be stopped, the inside per
formances particularly. So Boscawen be
of the loud voice roared out: "Guards and
marines! standing ranks right about face;
give 'em tbe steel! Let no beggar escape!
At it we went; the square waa closed. I
must acknowledge that our men were now
mad. We all felt that we must fight for our
lives. Betreatwas not to be thought of ; if
we did so, where could we retreat to, cut off
as we were from all support! If we did not
win the day we must leave our bones in the
desert Tho temper of our fellows mounted
to the boiling pitch. Each man felt cs if he
must put forth the power of a giant, and as
a consequence tbe butchery was terrible
none dared to flinch. Thus every man in the
square had to do his duty, for while the inside
resembled a volcano In active eruption, the
outside, or kneeling ranks, had enough to do
to keep tbe other Arabs at a respectful dis
tance. The fighting waa literally back to
Stabbing aud gashing their horses, which
were jammed in a mass, we quickly brought
tbem to the ground, riders and all, when the
latter were quickly dispatched by dozens of
bayonets at once. Tho Arabs being packed
so tightly together, cooid neither use their
lances nor wield their scimeters without
sloshing each other, while we did not cease
our lunging as long as one breathed. At last
they were wiped out, and we again faced
outward and reopened fire, our weapons
meanwhile dripping. Five tunes the enemy
charged us with frantio cries and waving
banners, and as many times we poured in
the murderous volleys no shots wasted.
Meanwhile the battle raged, tho enemy
came on like waves, not to be driven back,
but to be beaten to the earth. Horses and
men, they were piled in mounds; in fact, the
great numbers of their dead and wounded
interfered with their movements, while the
slightest delay on their part insured eertain
death, and it was now noticed from their
hesitation that they bad lost heart As they
came on for the last time, the front of their
advance consisting entirely of white robed
emirs and sheikhs, shouting, waving their
banners and pointing at us, all our machine
guns opened a searching fire, supplemented
by handclap volleys from the Martini
Henrys, and when the smoke lifted not a live
Arab was to ba seen within 500 yards they
were all stretched.
I fear no contradiction when I venture to
say tuat never since Agincourt, not even at
Inkermann (the soldier's battle), has a Brit
ish force fought so terrible a h&ad-to-baad
fight Scots Guardsman in Boston Bulletin.
Both Out Tear For
PRAISE AND PRAYER.
For the fullness of earth. . ' ,
For tho light of tho slj, ;
For our death, for our biru
For tbe heritage high.
Bora of the word of light
Wen &r the deed of might
8ed br the sowing of sight;
For the light in the eyes and the love in the hearts
of men that brings
Hen to be brave in war and tme In the leva ef aU
Glory of deed that is past
Safety of state that Ls fa.st.
Hope that is now and shall last.
For the flower and tho fruit, ,
For the eye and the word, " ""!
For the tree and its root ' T.
For the sleep of tbe sword
We praise the, our Lord. " -J
From the sins of the few, ""J.
Front crimes of the many, ' '
From prophets untrue, " '
From rule of the penny;
Crime, that ignorance rree;
Lust that fa born of ease?
Bote, that is born of these;
From tbe curse of false Ughbs aa werskip of
earth and then
Doubt and forgetting of God, sad aeata ef the
soul in men;
Wealth, that is easy won:
Freedom, too soon undone;
Malice, that masks the sun;
From conflict of chuo.
From rago falsely stirred.
From greed of who has.
From death of Thy ward
Deliver us. Lord.
F. J. StunsoB ia Rochester tjaisst
CRACKING THE HICKORY NUT.
Om at th Favorite Country Pastluta.
Tha Shell Bark Hickory.
It is a favorite pastime of our country pop
ulation during the long winter evenings to
gather round the fire and crack and oat
hickory nuts. It is an atnosement, too, pe
culiarly American and for the simple reason
that in this country alone are the nuts to be
had in abundance. Perhaps where almonds
or English walnuts are equally common,
cracking hickory nuts is superseded by a
resort to these other fruits. They, however,
are much easier to open than tbe hickory nut
and with thinner shells are readily cracked at
the table. But in America, in those district
where the peanut does not take tbe place
of other nuts, the cracking of hickory still
Whether it be tbe pecan of Texas and Illin
ois, or the shell bark or mocker nut of the
central or eastern states, the amusement ia
tbe same. Thoy are the best nuts the forests
of North America produce, and some of them
are thought to be superior in flavor to the
much esteemed English walnut. Year after
year have hundreds and thousands of bushels
of the shell barks, the hickory nuts par ex
cellence, been gathered in various parts of
tho country. Among these, few can ha.ro
failed to notice tho many differences they
present Some are small and nearly round ;
wins aro long, narrow, angular; some have
thick shells und some thin ones, as any one
who has cracked his fingers along with tho
shell cvm bear witness.
According to evolutionary doctrinal, var
iability in on important feature is an indica
tion either of a low state of development, or
that the organism is in a state of advance
ment Various facts show the latter to bo
the caso with the shell bark hickory. The
first stages of tho onward march must be
sought far back in prehistoric times, for it
boasts an ancient if not an honored lineage.
Before the hairy mammoth roamed the for
ests of tbe Ohio valley; before the soil of
Louisiana was yet above tho ocean's waters;
before the Ohio had become tributary to tho
mighty Mississippi; before even the Rocky
mountain range had been elevated above the
waste of waters, tho ancestors of this hickory
flourished in the land. Popular Science
llelis;ton ef the Japanese.
The vast majority of the people of Japan
profess Buddhism, but it is not the pure
Buddhism of India. It is a hybrid product,
the result of ingrafting the doctrines of that
faith upon the paganism which had formerly
prevailed among the people. Their religion
now embraces the belief in Buddha Sokymuna
the "God man" his divinity, his saving
power, his heaven of perfect rest the "Nir
vana'' the pagan demons, evil spirits, ghosts,
witches and the belief in the supernatural
powers of certain animals.
Buddha is conceded by all to have lived on
earth from 300 to 600 years before the Chis
Uan era. The Buddhists say ho was tbe son
of a virgin wife named Maya, from a divine
conception; that his coming and redemption
of tbe world was foretold; that the ruler of
she country in which tho mother lived sought
bor life to prevent the fulfillment of the proph
esy, and that she fled to another country
where Budda was born; that his birth was
attended by supernatural phenomena, and
that wist men came to worship him; that in
his youth be showed such precocious wisdom
as to astonish and confound learned philoso
phers; that ia tbe carrying out of his mission
be often returned to the mountains with his
followers for meditations, in ono of which he
fasted forty days and nights; that be was
tempted by one of the evil spirits, whom he
rebuked and drove away. After working
many miracles and wonders and promulgat
ing his doctrines be died. Upon hk death all
nature mourned. In tbe temples of tbe Japan
ese you may see pictures of the dead Buddha,
the trees bowing their beads and shedding
tears over him, all tbe races of people in the
world in inconsolable grief, and representa
tives of tbe whole animal kingdom gat bered to
mourn for him. In the eloods the virgin
mother and her heavenly attendants are seen
coming down to meet her son and escort him
Nirvana. Cor. Ban Francisco Chronicle.
Farming: Land la Enrepa.
While the soil is rapidly increasing ia
value in the United States, it is a remarkable
fact that mere farming land is becoming al
most worthless in Great Britain and the con
tinent of Europe. The extension of steam
communication to hitherto remote regions
bos made the supplies of breadstuff and pro
visions so abundant in the ports of the old
world that land for raising grain and cattle
no longer yields an income to the landlord.
Of course it still pays to run dairy farms, to
raise eggs, milk and butter, and to supply
vegetables and fruits. City property, also,
never brought such high prices as now. The
great landlords of Europe, oneo controllers
of all the wealth of the nations, aro now
without incomes, and quite willing to part
with their holding to tho tenants and field
laborers. Demorest's Monthly. m
Stole the Horses' Tails.
In front of tho staff office of St Petersburg
there is an equestrian group executed fn red
copper. This group .has boon there for a
long time, but it bes only recently been die
covered that the copper tails of the horses
bavo been stolen and iron ones put In their
places. New York Sun.
Makers of glass pendants for chandeliers
find a ready sale for all imperfect and broken
pieces. They go to the firms engaged in the
manufacture of Rhinestone diamond
"which no one but the keenest experts can
tell from the genuine gems." Detroit Pree
2 a year.
ADVKBTISE IN THE JOURNAL
It "you. 'rant; to sjell or buy
amytlxlnsri IT you waxtt to lend
or borrow aroytfelnoi IT you
TMiit a sjtfruatfon. or If yoei
WHOLE NO. 870.
: THE SALTATION WORK.
PRACTICAL VIEW OF THE PLAN
ADOPTED BY THE "ARMY."
Origin, Natnre and Development off One
of the Mont Komarkabl Reform Effort
of the Present Century I U Financial
No religious organization of tho present
j day has evoked such derision and ridiculo,
alike from saint aud sinner, as tne balvation
Army. It is a thing of lowly origin, carried
on by rndo, illiterate persons. Culture and
refinement are largely lacking in its ranks.
Its methods are such as to antagonize refine
ment It has generally failed to win the
friendship of the churches. They havo re
garded it as but tho ephemeral extravagance
of fanatics. Tho pulpits havo condemned it
The police courts have mora than once decid
ed that it was a nuisance.
Yet, since its introduction into America
six years ago the movement has grown with
BBost surprising rapidity. The cause of its
growth is apparent to any reflective person.
It is emphatically a creation of the populace.
It has tho power of expansion. Tho growth
of the Salvation Army is but one phase of
the advance of humanity upon now ground.
The soldiers come noither from the undisci
plined semi-church adherents nor from or
derly non-Christians, loktoad they are en
listed directly from the great mass of the
ignorant and vicious, wb bad no anchorage
to anything good. This fact Is what consti
tute tho work of the Salvation Army a ref
ormation and a development.
TOE WORK IX ENGLAND.
In England, where tho work has been
longer established, and where it is prosecuted
uuder tho immediate direction of Gen. Booth,
beneficial result havo undoubtedly accrued.
The international headquarters aro in Lon
don, where 150 pomms ore employed in the
work, including clerks. There are 1.J23
corps scattered over Europe, America,
Africa, Asia aud Oceenica. All of these
organizations wear the miud em Warns, sine
the same songs and act under the same in
spiration laid down by Gen Booth.
"The vast influence which that man wield
is something that puzzles me," remarked a
clerical gentleman, while the general was in
Chicago. "The people havo implicit -onfl-dence
in his sincerity and disinterestedness.
His power as an organizer m apparent to the
most casual. Ha is a man not only to see
each opportunity, but to grasp it squarely
aud firmly at tho right instant"
"His people nevor dispute him," was the
reply of a Salvation Army otllcer who over
heard tho remarks. "WnnrepoKitlve of his
fidelity to tho cauo. Wo know that he mid
all his family work unceasingly for tho good
of humanity. He never hoe one cent of the
contributions made by the army. Some
years ago five wealthy men of Loudon urged
htm to continue tho work ho had begun
among the lowust portion of tho city, and
guaranteed him a living. From that work
grow up the Salvation Array. But the
general is not ono penny tho richer for it,
contrary to the many reports of his vast
"Tho officer of tho army ore wipported
entirely by the collections taken up at the
meetings. Each corps Ls expected to be self
supporting. Thero i a treasurer for every
corps. A balonco sheet is prepared and read
every three months. If there is a surplus
aftor paying the salaries it is sent, in this
country, to tbe "war chest" iu Now York.
If any corps can't pay ita expenses it is
helped from thi fund. There is no connec
tion between the English and American
financial departmont of tho army. In Lon
don the books are audited erorj day by
pubiio auditors and it is impossible for one
cent to come into tl.o hands of Gen. Booth
or any one ebe- without an account being
given of it
"Tho church properties nil over the world
are deeded in trust to the general for the
sole use of the Salvation Army.
SAI.AKIES OF THE OFFICERS.
"Commissiontr Frunk Smith, divisional of
ficer of America, gave up a business and all
ho hnd to come into this work. He receives
a salary of to a week and his traveling ex
penses. The salary of n married major is ?9
a week and his house rent A married cap
tain gets $10, but no house rent If he has
no wife he gets 87. A woman captain re
ceives id and a lieutenant $5, ff the corps can
pay it If not, less. One must literally take
a vow of poverty, self denial and hard work
before incoming an officer. We aro expected
to refuse all presents, and must bo in readi
ness tp go anywhore at any time. Wo must
agree to the strictest discipline and permit
questioning into our pri vato lives. No officer
Is accepted until thoroughly tried and found
fitted for the work. In the London training
school young men and women are required to
do menial work to prove their spirit of self
abnegation. Gen. Booth's children were
obliged to submit to this discipline. Inferior
officers pledge thomselvcs to labor solely for
the army, to tho exclusion of every personal
interest and desire, subject to orders from
superiors, when even personal attachments
"Tho drum and banjo ore but expedients
which we are willing to lay aside whenever
other means of arousing public notice can be
relied upon. We appeal to thoso who con bo
reached at first in no other manner. Ourios
ity causes many to follow us and join the
army. Much good is don among thodhwo
luce and hopeless of both - n ho are fallen
to the lowest depths. In . ope there are
refuses and regularly appointed persons who
induce the despairing women to reform. Our
statistics show that a largo number of thoso
who find relief actually lead better lives
thereafter. Such a refuge has been opened
in New York. We seek only to save the lost,
to improve the vicious, to reform tho rock
less. We take those whom nobody else wants,
and our success in tho missionary field dem
onstrates the wbdom of our methods, despite
the fact that some people term us 'nui
sance.' " Janot Dale in Chicago News.
Glass ITouse Throws a Steue.
Omaha Man Going to put up some fences,
eh! Br the way, I noticed the other day
that a farmer won't even build a fence with
out co:ulting a priest
Nebraska Farmer What's that for?
"They want him to fix an auspicious day,
"What fools tho-.e h?3thcns ore! The time
to plant fence posts 13 when the horns of the
moon aro down.' Omaha World.
In the Canadian Northwrst.
The territory of Alberta, in the Canadian
northwest, contains, it Is computed, 70,825
cattle, 10,02.1 horse and 21.SO0 sheep. Thus,
at $40 per head, .O.'y.OGO Is Invested in cat
tk, &V)l,5r0 in horses at ?C0 per head and
fS3,2C0 in sheep at M or head. This is a very
good beginning, considering it is only three
or four years since the first attempt was
made to establish ranches In tho territory.
A new industry for Texas is about to be
opened, in the direct shipment from Calves
ton to Loudon, England, of fresh beef and
Ttncblen Arnica fniTr.
The B."8t Salve in the world for
Cots, Bruises, Soros, Ulcer", Salt
Rheum, Fever Sore?, Tetter, Chapped
Hands Chilblain, Corn?, and all
Skin Eruptions, and positively cures
Piles, or do pay required. It is guar
anteed togive perfect satisfaction, or
money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. F01 Sale by Dowty & licit
kemper. may 17 ly
BATKN OsV AUYKMTIMiaC.
of & lines or leee, per suuraaa, five
OTTor time advertiaesaeHta, apply
13rLegal adTertisesaente atstatate
fcsTFor transient advertising, see
rates oa tairdpage.
9"A11 adTartlsesaenta payable)
National Bank !
Authorized Capital of $250,000,
A Surplus Fund of - $17,000,
And the largest Pal la'casa Cap
ital of any bans: in this part
of the State.
STDeposits received and interest paid
on time deposits.
EsTOraftson the principal cities la this
country and Europe bought and sold.
'Collections snrt alt nih.. K...i
glvea prompt and careful attention.
A. ANDERSON, Prtft.
ajLm-u u. smith, ViceFreet.
J. T. BECKER,
W. A. MCALLISTER,
JOHN W. EARLY,
D.T. M ARTTX, M. D. P. J. SCHCO, M. D.
Dm. MABTYIf & 8CHTJO,
U. S. Examining Surgeons.
Local Surgeons, Union Pacidc, O.. If .
B. H. and B. 4 3f . R. R's.
Consultations in German and English.
Telephones at office and residences.
a3Ofllce on Olive street, next to Brod.
feuhrer's Jewelry Store.
COLUMBUS, - NEBRASKA.
C UsLLIVAN 4k BBEKUEM.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Office over First National Bank, Coluni
bus, Nebraska. O0-tf
r I. EVAilM, 31. .,
PJ1YS1CIAN AND SUliOKON.
JSTOfiice and rooms. Gluck building,
11th street. Telephone communication.
Platte Center, Nebraska. tf-y
BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER,
13th street, east of Abt's barn.
April 7, '80-tt
-pR. J. CslA!..I.M.Y,
SSTOffice 11th Street Consultations
in English, French and German. 22-0in
PLATTB CENTER, NEB.
Just opened. Special attention given
to commercial meu. Has a good sample
room. Sets the best table. Give It a
trial and be convinced. S0-3mo
aSTPurtles desiring surveying done
an address me at Columbus, Neb., or
h11 at my office iu Court House.
W. B. Tedrow, Co Supt.
I will be at my office in the Court House
the third Saturday of each month for the
examination of teachers. 39 tf
F. F. KUrvaiElt, M. .,
Ckremlo Diseases aad Dlsa of
Ckildrea a Spaolaltv.
KyOfflce on Olive meet, three doors
north of First National Bank. 2-ly
A TTORNETS AT LA Wy
Office up-stairs in McAllister's build
Ing. 11th St. W. A. McAllister. Notary
J. M. MACFARLAND, B. R. COWDKHT,
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE
CbIuRi&, : ; . Nebraska.
JOHN . HIGOIN8. C. J. GARLOW,
HIGGTH& & GARLOW,
Specialty made of Collections by C.J.
I Ith St. , opposite Lindell Hotel.
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, Whips,
Blankets, Curry Combs', Brushes, trunks
valises, buggy tops, cushions, carriage
trimmings, 4c, at tbe lowest possible
prices. Repairs promptly attended to.
Racrs and Iron !
The highest market price paid for rags
and iron. Store in tbe Bubach building,
Olive st., Columbus. Neb. 15-tf
can live at home, and make more
money at work ior cs, than at
auythlns else in this world. Cap
ital not needi-d; ou nr fttarted free.
B th sexes; sII astn. An) on can do
thf work. Lrc. earning" ure from
brt Mart. Costly outfit and terms free.
Better not delay. Costs yon nothing to
end us your address and find out; if
you are wi&e you will do so at once. H.
Haixztt Co., Portland, Maine.
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