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VOL. XX.-NO. 22.
COLTJMBirS, IJEB., WEDIfESDkT, SEPTEMBER 18, 1889.
WHOLE NO. 1,010.
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Cash Capita! - $100,000.
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LEANDER GERHARD. Prw't.
GEO. W. HUL3T, Vici Prest.
JULIUS A. KEED.
R. H. HENRY.
J. E. TAriKElI, CaalJor.
iy laUerewt em Tl
Authorized Capital of $500,000
Paid in Capital - 1)0,000
C H. SHELDON, Pres't.
H. P. H. OHLRICH, Vict Pros.
C A- NEWMAN, Cawhier,
DANIEL SCHBAM, Aaa't Cash.
C, H. Sheldon, J. P. Backer,
Herman P. JLOehlrich, Carl Rienke.
Jmiw Welch. W. A. McAlh'ster.
J. Henry Wanleman, IL M. W widow,
W. Galley, S. C. Gn-y .
Frank Rarer. Arnold F. H. Oehlnch.
Ey Bank of deposit; interna allowed on time
dffMwtts; buy and rntll exchnntfe on United States
asd Europe, and buy ami well available securities.
We shall be pleaswl to receive jour business. Wo
anifasr jemr irstrraair" 2udocsJ7
WESTEBM GOTTABE 0B&AM
A. & M.TURNER
r S3. W. KIBLEK.
SaTheee onuna are first-class in every par
Ocular, mad no guaranteed.
SCNrraMTI t PUTI,
kickeyc Mwer, combined, Self
timir, wire or twine.
Flaps Repaired shrt lttice
m door west of Heintz's Dim Store, 11th
ColBJBbea. Neb. 17noT4i
WbcbImtCckx I rily f
ata thaaa for a Uiae, aad thea have tiiK z
kc grty. I yuatAaT r
gf all kind of Upkol-
FIGHTS WITH SHARKS.
HOW THEY WHOOP THINGS Ul?
FOR THE SAILORS.
Am OM Mai Caaafr TOa '
a. Coaiate at Xm
Feet la UMctk Tawlac
"CauC Sam," said a little boy who
v&tciiing a very red faced old fisherman
way up the Maine coast, as he baited his
trawl hooka, "what is the largest fish
I you ever saw or heard of?"
"WaU" replied the old fisherman, with
out looking- up, "it stands to reason that
Tve heard on some bigger ones than I
ever clapped my eyes onto. Sailor folks
is great ou yarning, there ain't any use
in denying that. One of 'em starts a
yarn, and it keeps a growin so fast that
bytbetfnieifcgBte ashore th assm ssfcs
started it wouldn't know it."
"But there are some true fish stories."'
persisted the little boy.
"Sartin. saxtm," replied Capt Sam,
"and I guess I've seen about as big a fish
as the next one. When I was a boy not
a mite older nor you my granther was
owner and skipper of as fine a sixty ton
schooner as cut the water in these parts,
and as soon as I got big enough not to
fall overboard and to pull on a herrin'or
mack'rel line he took me along, and it
was on this very cruise that 1 saw a big
BED HOT COALS ON HIS BACK.
"We were fishin' on what is called the
George's bank, away up to the north'ard
aspelL The men were out in dories a
fishin' an' only me an' gran'ther aboard.
I was a foolin' around two lines, when I
see somethin' black a lyin alongside.
First I thought it was a shadder ot the
keel, but it kept a comin' nearer and
more distinct, until all at once I see it
was a critter. First I thought it a whale,
and sings out to my gran'ther that there
was a big whale alongside. He came a
running out of the cabin and took one
look at it and said: 'It's a bone shark,
and the biggest one I ever see.'
"As far as we could make out it was
sixty feet long a lyin' perfectly still, its
back out of the water so tliat a man
could have walked ten or twenty feet on
his back. We had- a harpoon, but he
didn't dare throw it for fear of losin' it,
bavin' no boat to follow, so there the big
shark stayed until finally the old man
tuck a ton of red hot coals from the gal
ley fire and tossed them on his back.
Some of them stuck, and it wasn't long
before he left.
"When I got grown up," continued
Capt. Sara, "I saw another shark almost
as big, and helped catch it. I shipped in
a sword fisherman as first man. We
sailed from Boothbay, bst, finding- fish
scarce, we put down toward Cape Cod,
and when we got to the south'ard we
found about all we could attend to, and
in less time than a week bore away for
New Bedford with 'a good Boston load.'
We pat to sea. again oat avFxiciay. a. had
day, so sailormen say, but this turned
out good luck for us. We were about on
what they call The Sisters when the
lookout sighted what he thought was a
swordfish, and we cleared decks ac
cordin'; but when we got alongside we
see it was a big bone sluirk. The skipper
said it ought to pay $100 in ile, so we
kept away while the man spliced a big
ger line on to the harpoon and then wore
around and came up on him again.
"He was a-lyin' right in the slosh of
the sea. There was a fair so west wind
a-blowin', just enough to make the sea
make a clean breakover his back that
looked like a big log. and I reckon that" a
what you'd a-taken it for if you'd a-seen
it. Howsomever, we came a-bowlin
along in great shape, the skipper puttin'
the schooner within ten feet of him,
and, as we shot by, me and the second
mate let drive our irons into him, and
the same minute the men hove over the
keg an' line.
"What did he dor said Capt. Sam.
who, in the excitement of the old mem
ory, had dropped his line and was looking-
the little boy in the face, with a
hand on each oil skin knee.
"Why, he whooped things, and ac
confin to my mind we got out of the
way just in time. You'sV a-thought a
volcano had bust right thar. Cp come a
big tail fifteen foot in the air, with water
and sprays a-flyin'; then down it went
with a noise like die topsail of a fifty
gun frigate in stays. There was a long
cable or line on the harpoons, but it
wasn't two minutes before we saw the
kegs go under and up they came a hun
dred fathoms away; and went along
sending" tiie water aa high as ourtop-
"It so happened, our luck bein' still
on, that the fish bore away on the wind;
if it had a' struck to the wiadward it
would have beam good-by sure,
the wind was our best pull, and
two hour chase we came up with the
kegs, bavin' kept 'em in sight the hull
time from the tops.. Yob sea the kegs
was painted white, so w comld see
which way the fish was a-gsin'.
"The big fish was about played snt;
tarn miles or more at such a rats, had
about knocked him, and we rounded tc
and put out two dories and took the kegs
in. 'Stand by V says the skipper, for the
minute he feels us a-takin' in slack he's
a-goin to takeoff agin, and sure enough
he did. We got the kegs aboard, and the
first pull we made I was nigh jerked
overboard; but we hung to him, taldn' is
a foot when we could and loam' one an'
gainin' two darns' which be towed us a
natter of three files or more; then we
rackuaed he was about through,, and we
took isi pretty fast. We got within 10Q
feet, when the other dory ahead
sMsfMd alongside aadgave him the lance
the same war they kill whales.
"I have heard of bona sharks seventy
foot, bet fifty and sixty footers is all "i
kia speak for sartin about, and I guess
thaf s the higgestneh that swims today."
A MYSTERIOUS PLANT.
stsf fsrtotssa slBsa,sasLssBawtesefea
raSy aakaowa west of CasssMskat, satva
1131, was the
aSBBSSBBl VBBBBaL WSBBBBBB WSBSl SaSBaflit atW
atde, not far nuaa
was on Saaday,i
been pay day
had all their pay with
haviBg; offared for
trooea ram marf maar
rations. Soon after they had
two aaldjers, who were
ware auuu about the
the auddl of the afsarnooa.
gaa was heard at the Hoaaoer
froe tfa direction of the cacap. 5b attention
paid to it, bat bail aa hoar later aoast
who viaited the cmsm, where the area
were etui amotilctering, discovered the dead
body of a eeld ter lying ia the sashee cloea by.
There was a ballet hole in hie taaeeie. The
body had evidently been dnajjaate iae place
dead soldier was at once forwarded to aeaaV
qaartara. It wasfoand Mure that Privates
John MmmUrr aaa Baxter were aneSBg.
The body of the dead ' awa. was identified as
that of Private VtnTaiiihev Search was seeds
for Baxter, and he was taken iaso caetody at
Baftelo. Bbedoa ak penoathe aaaoant
of hie own pay and the aaeoaat that Alex
ander had received. AIL the
eo plainly ftaed the murder ef
upon Baxter that a apeady ariaL conviction
and esacatkn folewed.
" A leTarwVrwaeBBiiedaear she spot where
his body was fosad. The next year a plant
never before seen in the region, and. of' a spe
cies that was entirely uaknowa to anyone
who lived in the valley, sprang ap on the
mardered maa'i grave. Thai atalk was f ol
lowed by the appesraare of two similar oaea,
Aa they grew again the aaoceeamg-year in
exactly the same spot and aewbere else, aad
eppeared in the eases maanmr with, the com
ing of every spring, hloaaoasog regularly at
thethne wheat was ready for catting, they
began to attract wide erswrlna. Mh-G. W.
Clinton, of Buflakt, snaUy discovered that
the plant wee of she spades known hi Con
necticut as false gromweu. It was also
learned that Alexaader, the aurdered sol
dier, had come from a place in Conneeticat
where the plant was common. How it came
to spring' up in that soatsry spot, to mark
the grave of a native of the soil to which it
was itself inrngesnas, has
plained, and its seed
root anywhere eh hi the vfcmity iaa mys-
"There is another vegetable cariosity in
the vicinity of Avon Spriage which botaniats
have fosad nowhere esie. Tr is a iiimeil aliln
halbnwa root which formerly grew on the
Geneaee flats in abandanca. It lies a few
inches below the aarface aad grows hcriaon
taQy to the length of four or five feet, and
fraqoently attains a diameter of nine inches.
It resembles a small log. From it springs a
bright green vine, not anlike a strawberry
vine, wmch bean a small purplish hkasom.
The TTawg relics and reminders of whose
occupancy of those rich flasi sou abound,
called this root the man of the groand.'
They attributed great medicinal virtues to
it, bat if it has any it ia yet to be diacovered
by the white people. Bed Jacket, aa the tra
dition is, annually camped where the present
Avon Springs station of the Erie railroad is,
for the parpoae of collecting this root, as well
aa to take advantage of the laineral waters.
ties of which were well knowa-to the Ttwjim
long before the Geneaee csantry was known
to the whitea." Hanuncadsport (X T.) Cor.
New York Sun,
Unless an author has a name which will
carry anything he chooaae to send oat it is
almost a waste of time nowadays for a rising
writer .to spsnd bid evenings on a historical
noveL By that I mean publishers are afraid
to venture upon hwtnriral fiction. I saw a
practical illttstranon of mis not long ago. A
2ew York author of fair reputatkm conceiv
ed a novel of historical plot and characters.
He seat the manuscript from one publishing
house to another, untu it had ran the whole
gauntlet inSew York, Boston and Philadel
phia. In each case it was rtituruui, and every
time the reason was given Oat "historical
novels are unpopular with the pahuc.n AH
agreed that the literary merit of the story
was unusually good, aad deplored the fact
mat so well written a novel should have been
hktorical in its scenes and
In five of the letters the author
ly urged to submit "a modern novel, with
people and events of today." I could not
liiir ttiiiiiIit n r ttiia em miiiu, 1m i iiaiiiswii j , fi
take the moat popular novel '-n-j for years,
"Ben Hur,n and the recently iiiiifnT
novel, "The Two Chiefs of Danboy," and
both are historical. Sot only that, bat the
fiction record for the past ten years will
show that of every ten historical novels pub
lished nine were successful. On the other
hand, take the "modern novel,n so called, and
but one in about tahtv-i ve. I beUevcis
jji i u niaiji nisi iiii 1 1 rin laaaaotpiaaa-
ing f or the historical noveL bat doesn't it
seem strange that pubhahers will reject a
style of fiction which can show saora distinct
lurrcMHs man any other of an elevanae;
character! But the advice is good. Boat
write a historical novel if yon would, have
easy acceptance oc your work. Cor. raua
We crumble a a hotel or on board ship if
our food is not exactly what we desire, bat
few have any idea of the
one of the American liners. The
oa the Boyal Mail steamship Ueabria, on one
of her vojages from New York to Liverpool,
rrmsnmrd thefoubwing: 9,50s poRadeof beef,
4.000pounds of mnttoa, 39 pounds of lamb,
258 pounds of veaL ISO pouade of pork, 1-10
pounds of pickled legs, of poric, Ms poesads of
corned tongues, TOO pounds of rnrnrri beef,
2,000 pounds of fresh sen, 30 possess of calves'
feet, is pounds of calves' heads, 49 fowls, 33
spring chirk i, I3B dado, 50 texkeys, 50
geese, 000 aauaha, 308 tine of esrdines, 300
plovers, ITS poanirs of aanssges, 1,300 pounds
of ham, 500 pease of bacon, OeWeggs,
2,000 qsarts of saiik,700 peandsof hatter, 410
ponsfta nf rnilrn fTTnranels irftra.100MiBaihi
of sugar, 100 pounds of rice, 300 pounds of
barley, 100 jars of jam aad jeuy, 90 bottles
of pickkn, 00 beetles of masm, 30 barrak of
14 basse of hen raw, 18 boxes ef
Everything- is sbsb to lave its para
site, and the cable at tha bottean of the
sea is no exception. Cables
taken up from a depth of a
half with the hesmp covsasig; badly
away, andatadavskof overssJf arnfle
strong cnziescts of the ocean aatve rasped
the ariBaved wires on. the rockybottom.
yet li tss ssim il As
fail Isatinc fiuslities ef
in the censer of the. river, or
akass; the river side.
sther have kt the i
I the praeieas day sad
Dsadmiraay of it Tto
Isft the spot
Jail lud ess. Toward
he raoort at a
rrptmrm nas not
show ne signs ef ihlsfiui itii.ai after
hsis beam in the water far ssure than
tharty-tve years. Water, and easjeaa!!r
"I think,' said east Detroiser t sai
esher ties other amy; "that what we sjeed
for that risnih shi sssat yosv Sfssast
ahoes best I ala shank tsast sea enajVt as
have along: tha rttr ssslsv SBBsav ipasl
ssrssenmap aascsa--3htfssBSE'arseei Vsbbbl.
wiawuiassHBv aHcwat axaS) asBB
FIVE LITTLE CHICKENS.
Said tue snt Uttfe cWckea,
With a 4ueer little aqtarmr
A fat little worea
Said taeaaxt little
Sald the ttUnl UttJe caickea.
With aKiiarp Uateaqural:
-On. 1 xchtU I could fled
Some oiit yeUow taealf
Said Uu fourtb Uttla chicken.
With a small aigh of irriair-
-On. I wish I could flo.l
A tcrem little Itsar
Said ttte artb little caickea.
With a Catat little moan:
-Oh, I wish I could and
A wen sravel atone!"
"Sow aee here. aaiU the motoec
From the green garden patch.
-If you wane any breakfast;
You juet cobm aad acratcbr"
sfeaaaeman. isuppoae. ever carried aa episto-
swyfiirtatioa ob to an actual proposal of marriage
without seeing the object, or. except what her
tom nun. wuuout raowiaj aomeuung
abouc her. Sententious Moxaxise Writer
So much for the conclusions of self
conceit. Man has done that tiling.. I
know a case in point. Don't I? 1 think
I do, forasmuch as I myself was-it3 dom
inating idiot. I, age 31; name, Francis
Howland: usually known as Brother
Francis not of ecclesiastic brotherhood
Heaven forbid! I got the sobriquet
from a trick my sisters there are eight
of them, four older and four younger
than I a trick the girls had of always
designating me with that misleading '
prefix. I was thus known far and wide.
Would be witty people used to send
penitents to me to confess, and strangers,
on being introduced, took to addressing
me as "Your Reverence,'' and that be
fore I "was out of my teens. O, and
wasn't it galling? I loved the girls,
though, the whole eight, even Martha
the oldest, who had married and gone
to the next town to live before I entered
those teens, and Catherine, whom she
had taken off with her she was next to
her in age then Harriet, the sensible
one, who, after our mother's death, had
taken her place as head of the house.
Fliry number three, is a frisky maiden,
two years older than L She talks ever
lastingly, and never says anytliing-worth
hearing, only I like the rattle of her
tongue. Then the little ones Florence,
Maud, Blanche and Edith. If anything
could have reconciled me to my hated
prefix it was bearing them use it. How
they used to tousle me around, and run
races over me, and make the business of
existence a perpetual scramble for me.
Edith was only five years old when my
twenty-first birthday came and I started
for the west to seek my fortune.
And now I pass over nine years.. It
wduTdTbe hUe to teIToftne struggles anff
hardships, the disappointments and suc
cesses of those momentous times. Suffice
it that, after various ups and downs, I
took up government land in Colorado, a
corner of which, very soon after, was
fixed upon by the ruling magnates for a
great railroad center, and presto!
change! I was a rich man. I declare
I've been living in an Arabian night
I wrote directly home, telling of my
good fortune, and I built a house and
furnished it, and laid out my grounds
and stocked them with a magnificence
which accorded with my means. But
here was my grand stumbling block. I
am a quiet, reserved man. Indeed, I
never, whatever society I may have been
mixed up in, could identify myself with
the spirit of my surroundings. I was
alone, always alone. I understood
Adam's predicament if anybody ever
did. but however deep a sleep might fall
on me, never the withdrawal of a rib
diminished my either side.
Up to the day when I was SO years
old, and rich, my whole time on my
hands, I bad been too busy to give the
mntt01 much thought. But now this
skeleton in my closet made up all my do
mestic society. It wasn't sociable.
Is it any wonder that L like many
another victim of uncongenial fireside
companionship, was much from home?
Not that I went abroad in search of per
sons with whom to exchange ideas. I
rather think I was a tolerable wet blan
ket when I dropped in among those in
clined to that recreation. One day, saun
tering into the railway station, I picked
up a scrap of newspaper somebody had
tossed by, and in my lazy, nimlesF super
abundance of leisure began to run
Eureka! Here was the message I had
waited for! Thereon I read that some
body oh, the deliciousness of that sug
gestion! some man, another as yet full
ribbed Adam like myself, no doubt
solicited the correspondence of the wo
man "whose hand the fates had knotted
Upon that hint I spake, or rather I
wrote. I don't think a forcing pump
could liave got the words off my tongue
though the very woman whom cf all the
world I would have chosen had stood
there with her ear open to receive them.
But could- not I, trusting the "divinity
which shapes our ends." so put forth my
hand with faith, with that unconquerable
force of will which should summon out
of the unknown that completion of mv
being which my soul craved? I went
home, dashed my appeal on paper and
hurried it off to thar beneficent little
journal by the earliest maiL
Could I wait for the time when an an
swer was possible? It was no easy -
but I managed to do it and what? Had
my earnestness multiplied its demands?
Had the editor secretly set me off as an
inhabitant of Utah one in excellent
standing; too? Fifty-seven letters the
pofcCuaster Iianded out to me in answer
to my first- call. 1 carried them liomt
with a quaking lieart. Coulil they ail be
addressed to tue? Yes. every one. and
ia every one the writer erpresfil a l.
lief that she had Found hrr other self in
ma. Thev wn varumsiv written rrh
I can't bear to think of taens. Before I'd-
msrajlnapnt half through the
clerk came ranking to my door
had been a second nil My
bursting with theni. More than
a hundred made ap tins last batch all
tothesaasetune! HeavensL I lifted up
say voice aad wept. But the end was
They came pouring is day and
In less than forty-eight hones I
oouldltioother than whasIdsaC
.a , m .
lime tosena nan
and different rahaliwtie
they went off in smoke, but the
was hateful to my nostrils. It
plain I was on the wrong track.
scttl tliey came.
For thne weeks 1 stood the target for
awih I ni;ver answered orre-
t airy read one. Tliey all went in theChi
1 Basse mail to their ancestors, and I was
at peace. Then there was a lulL No
lectera fur a week. At the end of that
tkste there came one, a dainty, per
fssned. most artistic looking little mes
senger, which mv inner consciousness at
i once announced aa tlie foot for the glass
supper; the dreamy, mawkish simpleton
! I was! I swallowed the bait, hook, line,
! fisherman, alL And. forthwith there
. began a correspondence that might have
melted a pathwav to the North Pole. I
tokl the lady all about myself, except the
matter of say worldly condition. That,
r ask, wan unworthy the attention of
T&isireeaSBny anworhily being;
We exchanged photographs Did not
that face which I used to carry in my
vest pocket to draw out and study at
j every odd minute realize my very ideal
. of the face I could look upon forever?
ft aa very- blonde, very thin, too re-
markably thin hps. The head tipped
sugnuy bade in all the particulars it
indicated a character exactly my oppo
site. I need more self assertion and a
sharper tongue. Thus supplemented
"mark (in me) the perfect man.' To
prove our entire faith in each other, we
decided not to see our future spouses
until the bridal day, which was te be in
about three months :tfter our engage
ment. She being a resident of Indiana,
and I of Colorado, we decided upon meet
ing to consummate our vows in Burling
It was just after this interchange of
pledges that I received from home the
news of my father's death. Poor, dear
girls!" My heart was so tender just then
it actually seemed to me I must fly back
and take the whole six in my arms and
shelter and provide for them. I had
kept up an irregular correspondence
with Harriet bless her! How could she
care for the little ones? We never any
of us had been over fond of our father,
but bis death had taken away the prop
of the house. I sent Harriet a thousand
dollar draft, requesting her, if she need
ed more, to draw on me; and, somehow,
not in this act perhaps, but in getting so
near to the sympathies and affections of
old times, I felt ten fold more the rrtnn
than I had felt before since I became
rich. Life itself seemed actually more a
reality to me. After this episode it was
not so easy to shut myself out from all
material surroundings and sit down to
the business of dreaming out the para
dise into which this woman was to con
The next letter I had the privilege of
pondering began "Dear Frank." To
me! If I had acted the donkey in pri
vate, no one had ever yet, since I had
left home, presumed to address me with
that off hand familiarity. Aside from
'thai sect of. say leaded estates, I had al
ways held my personality in a way to
compel respect. Here was one of the
inevitable annoyances, however, I must
learn to face, and that eoonl Matters
were hastening- to their culmination.
She had written to notify me that she
would "probably arrive at the station"
the letter specified that in my town; its
platform touched one of my park gates
"on the seventeenth."
Whew! What could it mean? We'd
agreed on Burlington as our 'mlr" way
station, and the catastrophe was not to
come off under three months. "The
seventeenth. It was now the tenth. I
stood aghast. Struggle to ignore it as I
might, a cowardly, ignoble sense of dread
at the prospect of meeting, face to face,
this pen and ink idol of mine, a dread I
had all along been conscious was lying
dormant in my soul, pressed itself to the
forefront and overshadowed every other
sentiment- "Dear Frank." Only one
Oh. for the old honest, heartsome
Hark! was I dreaming? It was sing
ing in my ears. Girls' voices, multitud
inous, in familiar welcoming chorus.
Was this a mirage? On my lawn? An
optical Twas they! themselves! The
"Brother Francis! Brother Francisl"
The stone walls of my house took to
vocal speech and echoed, tearing the
words into six different keys, every one
straight off from a real flesh and blood
larynx and tongue and pressed on by a
great, loving- heart that throbbed behind
it. It was they!
Jly very pen loiters for one ecstatic
moment to live over again that joyful
surprise. The little girls grown into
young women. Did ever Sutter such
bright ribbons, or rustle cri, fresh sum
mer muslins like to those? Such animat
ed, glad young faces; such skipping feet!
Was ever old bachelor embraced and
fondled and passed about from hand to
hand-to be exulted over and admired as
They had simply come home, and,,
bless the Lord, my heart and my house
were roomy enough to -hold them all
Not a doubt luid ever entered any one of
their innocent heads as to my wanting
them and needing them. The question
was. how ever liad I managed to live
without them? My John Chinaman got
up a dinner such as I never hoped could
grace my table l-efore the arrival of its
mistress ou:) Croquet sets, lawn ten
nis fixings, side saddle ana saddle
horses six six very beautifully fur
nished chambers, parlor attractions with
out stint, or count everything young
lirtjiam could crave was at their dis
posal before sunset.
For the next six days we held un
broken festival in honor of our reunion.
Oh, but there was a lump of lead at my
heart Could I tell them? What would
our. sensible Harriet say? How Elian
would chatter over the romance cf
Brother Francis! And the little ones!
Had I a right to show myself, I whom
they ao bonored and looked up to, as the
ridiculous fossil I was spooning over a
Dandle of old letters, the writer of wfaiea
I had never set eyes on? Would I re
joice to sea one of them playing the role
she'd played? 5b; a million times no!
Tboae sjesplu, fresh hearted girls. Only
tosmsarTasthat it could be ia the heart
ofwomaa to do it, would have brought
the bssjsh to every one of their young;
Only one day saore. 1 locked myself
in nry chamber to re-read my liraae's
fsst letter. "Signed,' it said, "for the
least, rime, Lizzie- Sent. Just now, I
own the touch of the thing; was repap;-
tosaa. Bat the event tt heralded
for me to nauee. Why,
I had overlooked
Lwiea itaemy,. is
aa after thought, this; "Look
dear Frank (Til stop that wnasmss if I
kve),.OH the train which reaches thereat
4 o'clock p. m. If I am belated, I will
telegraph from KansaCky."
5b dispatch had come. Of course the
trains were on time. Only tweaty-iour
hoars. Well, the emergency ssast he
met, and there waa no way I could think
of but to take Harriet into mycoan
deace. Harriet is not a person given to
PTrkmattoH points. I hated to lower
myself, aa I knew I must, in her eyes,
by the relation. If it was a fact that the
advent of the girls had swept my mind
clear of the befogged aentunentalism
which had reigned there in my loneli
ness, it waa equally a fact that this ameer
had not in her tha capacity to beMeve
that aav man in his wewsiw would be
guilty ef tha follies with which I had
been. mtnrtsiBiag, myself for the
patiently, studying my face,
with something; of the look with which
a pagan might have gassd down on the
remains of his shattered idoL There
were sorrow, pity and deep solicitude in
it. But she uttered no ungracious com
ment. Of course she had set me down
as insane, but she waa mindful of the
trite maxim for such cases, "humor the
Entirely ready she was to advise with
me on the preparations. One might
have supposed, from the way she en
tered into the business, that this was a
matter of every day occurrence with
me. She agreed it was not best to men
tion the purport of the ""'"'"g ready to
the little ones or even to Eliza. They
might imagine a surprise party was oa
the docket. One was. for that matter.
All took hold.
She and I played the mysterious, and
such a jocular, hilarious time as they
made of it! I didn't feel especially hila
rious. Before 9 o'clock the next morn
ing the house was decorated as for the
reception of a princess. Edith said so.
I groaned. Eliza planned the reception
programme. I think she had a hint from
And the hours sped by! Three o'clock!
Half past! We issued forth. I, alone in
the little basket phaeton, three mounted
sisters moving- as guards on either side.
The railway gate was at the farthest cor
ner of my park, the road to it winding,
zigzag, measuring a full half mile.
There! the train bell! The cars, insfrad
of moving in, were moving out, and
that was a thirty minutes' stopping
I glanced at Harriet. I knew it hazily.
She had put back the clock. The pre
cious girl! saving for me and them a
half hour's respite. But what was that?
The gate was opened. I was to pass
through, enter the ladies' waiting- room,
find and snatch my bride (and dear knows
how I should pick her out in the crowd,
I am short sighted), bear her to my car
riage, seat myself beaide her. turn back
again, pass through that gate John,
with his cue lengthened by a yard cf
white ribbon, standing" with k in has
hand ready to close it after me my
escorting cavalcade was to tak6 up again
its lino of march, the direction being
I said we had reached the gate. John
had opened it. I. in pursuance of '"
portion of my programme, was about
urging my horse through when a smart
buggy, containing two persons, dashed
into the space and stopped. It was
Frank Howard, the showiest beau in
town, and a lady, a stranger.
"Ah. Mr. Howland! Mr. Howland."
he started off effusively, taking off his
hat and bowing low. low enough to do
reverence to all my sisters ten times
over. "Congratulate me, Mr. Howland!"
His face waa shiny enough to light a
match by. "Let me introduce you to
Mrs. Howard." taking the lady by the
hand and doing the bow overagain. "My
wife, Mr. "Howland! My wife, young
ladies! Hatf an hour ago Miss Lizzie
Kent. Now! now he swelled up
again "Mra. Frank Howard"
"Hurrah" I fairly shouted.
"God lie praised!" I heard ejaculated
from the li'i of our good Harriet.
My whole being echoed the thanksgiv
ing. It seems she had been holding the
manacles ready for me or both of us. It
was a paper Howard had thrown away
that I picked up. He had then got
through tlie mountainous experience
that marked mv Fuiriatorv work. My
Lizzie had !eeii correspondm;; with
liim for three weeks, ami he took
me up and kept mi- alon;. because,
you know, if anything should hap
pen to despoil her of the first, it
would be well to have a second in the
house to fill the gap. That "Dear Frank"
letter was intended for him. Tn the
hurry of getting- it off she uuxed up our
names. Harriet found that outMimehow
I'm a free man and there aren't hi all
the forty -two states aix prettier, nicer
giritt than are my sisters, and there isn't
a prouder, happier oh! bachelor than i
their brother Francis. A. T. Perry in
to talk than to
apod hearts in
Young people saoafd be
A good rider suet study his
It would be ae beautiful to be
to people's bet-
have little tisee for
the thiaa: mnlf.
A fool could make a whet men aaasay, a ha
looked at him long enough.
It's as difficult to realise santhsr man's
One may be ss aawnuem as aa old mulev but
one does not aha It thrown hi one's race.
Be atteQigeBt, but oa aa acsount origauu.
Ittaaeranaforaamuaa seal to sal issaif.
WJ a"" ai wvai vw iswasBrsem
Don't run shortsppsaliag
The great world paspee
epinina, whether he care tor sanaasghbor or
Lovers may not asssaast to Bench, hut may
lite in old easier is a lilaa aiajiag, ia lie ss
sU'BLtise or SBBjerier. Bseacha WiUsa How
ard at Ta. Open Deer.
" ' n t n-TT rraiiiif s lead lr
faawea sense net that tha Saw Jersey
k elm iteesTsi live. "That theaeewy aarm-
whsthaahssasamby tbeaaessd eyudarmg
tha last Ifty yearn. mOOs, wheat Mey
MAiING COD LITER OIL
METHOO OF EXTrtACTTNG THE USE
Tha Uvea of the cod, haddock, pollock,
bake and cusk are used in tha
turn. Only about ose-third of the
can output of this oil ia procured
From September until March tha liv
ers are fat and in the bast mnrtifina A
bucketful of livers wul then yield about
six quarts of oiL Only four quarts of
this, however, can be ssade suitable for
modiria-il purposes; the n iiuiiiiait" two
used by curriers.
From March to- June the livers
thin and inferior and will yield only
anehalf as much oiL Cod liver oil for
medicinal purposes must be made from
livers of ash that have not been dead
over forty-eight hours. Fishing; vessels
on their long- trips to the banks save the
fish livers in hogsheads and sell them to
the oil manufacturers for thirtv cents
per bucketful. From these livers aa in
ferior quality of oil is made, that is used
araxxaa thx uvkbs.
Up to about fifteen years ago the most
primitive means were used for obtaining
oil from livers. The results were very
unsatisfactory, and the best portion of
the livers was wasted. The old rafthnd
was to expose the livers to the actioa of
the sun until the oil was dried out. Only
a small percentage of oil was thus se
cured, and the residue was thrown away
as useless. Now every portion of the
liver hi used. The method is to put the
livers into a large tin lined vat having a
coil of perforated steam, pipes in tha bot
tom. A pressure of thirty pounds of
steam is put on the boiler, and the steam
escaping through the perforations in the
pipes saturates the livers with hot steam
and thus tries out the oiL In hJf an
hour after steam is turned on all the
oil that can be procured by trying
out will have risen to the surface. The
livers, now termed "blubber," will have
sunk to the bottom of the vat. The oil ia
bailed off and put into barrels to cool and
settle, after which it is refined by being
allowed to freeze till it is of the consist
ency of thick mush, when it is put into
drilling bags and the pure oil pressed out
in a heavy iron press.
- The oil that is pressed through tlie
drilling is considered refined, and after
being put up in new barrels of forty-five
gallons each is sold to the wholesale
druggists for about thirty-six cents per
gallon. From these it passes to the re
tail druggists, who sell it for $4 or $5 per
gallon. Running the oil through char
coal and sand has been tried as a refining
process, but it waa found to be vastly in
ferior to the freezing- and pressing- pro
cess. Refined cod liver ou, when sub
jected to the same temperature at which
tho crude oil was frozen, will change its
color and assume a milky appearance.
The refining process leaves in the bags a
substance resembling lard in color and
consistency. It is stearme. or "tanner's
grease," and is used as a dressing for
The blubber left in the bottom of the
vat after the trying- out is allowed to
work and ferment for forty-eight hours,
and is then pressed. After the pressure
baa continued for fourteen hours all the
ofl is secured that remains in the blub
ber. It is inferior oiL of which there
are six grades; it is worth about twenty-
five cents per gallon, and is used by cur
riers in dressing, tanning and coloring
leather. There is left in the bags a sub
stance of the color and consistency of
dry mud called "scrap," which is sold to
farmers as a fertilizer at 99 per ton.
STarCX TH2 RIGHT SPOT.
The best quality of cod liver oil comes
from Norway. It is much clearer and
whiter than the American oiL It is put
up in tin casks holding thirty gallons
each, inclosed in wooden barrels. The
claim, is made that no livers except those
of the codfish are used in its manu
facture, but .American manufacturers
strongly suspect that it owes its remark
able clearness to its having been mixed
with seal oiL Twenty dollars per gal
lon is considered a low price for this oU,
and it sometimes goes as high as $28.
America is the largest buyer of Norwe
Newfoundland cod liver oil ranks next
to the Norwegian oiL It is made en
tirely of the livers of young-cod caught
off the Labrador coast. Portland has a
cod liver oil factory that produces 50
barrels a year 300 barrels of refined oil
for medicinal purposes and 200 barrels
of "curriers oiL"
Cod liver oil has Ioajc been recognized
aa a valuable remedial agent, but it is
not generally known that sometimes
when the oil fails to effect a cure the
steam arising from, the trying- out vat
A consumptive here, in almost the last
stages of the disease, happening to pass
through a cod liver oil factory, stopped,
inhahrl large draughts of the usually
ossBuave vapors as taougn tney were
tha sweets of a flower garden, remark
ing: 'There ia something here that seems
to strike the right spot," and. although
a wealthy man, obtained permission to
work in the factory. At the end of a
month he had gained thirty pounds, had
greatly unproved in appearance and
foaliag, his appetite had returned, his
fraagh was gone, and finally be com
pletely recovered. Singers also some
riaaea resort to cod liver ofl factories to
Twhsla the fumes arising' from the vats.
They assert that their voices are there
by strengthened and cleared. Portland
One of the earliest of tha famous buc
caneers was Cape Cromwell, who had
been a commoa saflor ux New c-gtyj
In ICaf he was ia command of three
fast sailmj brigantines, filled with armed
men, aad was driven into the harbor oi
New Plymouth by a storm. Cromwell
and his men soon afterwards came tc
Boston, and while in that city prfaented
Governor WTnthrop with an elegant se
dan chair; captured in one of his prizes.
Tha art of etching waa introduced
tha ssiddle of tha Fifteenth cen
tury by Thomas Finignerra, a Floren- L
tine. In value met waa prompt recog
okion in Franca, Italy and Germany, but
it waa reasrved for later times to carry
Sawswesseea Caw CeasaeaeaeaaMw
American cod liver oil is made have.
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Specie 4X3 73
Leeml MdH-seto IMS 80
Kedsssptiea faad wka CtCTraaaar
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A. A3DERSO!f. Pnwt
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G-.UiMJettH. P. ASDeUBsOBL
Osgce over Colnmbna State
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