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VOLUME XXV. NUMBER 3.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 1894.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,251.
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A summer normal school will be con
ducted in Vernon this year.
A hail storm near Hardy did consid
erable damage to fruit trees.
Schools of Nebraska generally took
part in the observance of Arbor Day.
The store of Mr. Leuben, at Seward,
Avas'broken into and nine pairs of shoes
Peter Kig'by of Omaha, aged 40 years,
dropped dead while at work on a building-.
liertrand citizens are to vote on a
proposition to issue londs to pay for
the lire apparatus already purchased.
.1. Ii Smith, a wealthy Iowa stock
man, was burned to death in the Lee
hotel fire in South Omaha last week.
The little son of A. A. Ueau of May
woi was run over by a lumber wagon
and several inches of scalp torn loose.
(I. W. Gantt, a bachelor living on a
farm near Diller, was assaulted at his
home bv two unknown men and robbed
of Si3. "
A H -year-old boy named Rcjna, liv
ing a few miles northwest of Wilbua,
had his right jaw fractured by the kick
of a horse.
The saloon that the whisky men have
endeavored to establish in Verdon is a
failure, owing to a lack of signers to
I ireeues quarries, a little to the west
of Springfield, will open up soon. About
thirty-live men will be employed there
Arbor day was observed in Sutton by
a procession composed of school chil
dren, headed by the baud. Several
speeches were made.
llev. llyroti I Seal I of Lincoln gave a
sermon on the subje -t of "Lessons from
the Life and Downfall of Colonel W.
C I. llreckenridge "
Hev Peter I e Clark, pastor of the
Methodist Episcopal ehurcli of Teka
inah, is soon to hand in his resignation
and accept a pastorate in Missouri.
The prospects for laboring men in
From nil tins year are not very encour
aging, as no public improvements are
contemplated, and but little building is
The l)aucs County Agricultural so
ciety is considering the advisability of
purchasing ttie ( liadron driving park.
There is an indebtedness of 5',"'uo on
At a ma-s meeting of citizens of lea
ver City livid recently a law and order
le.igue was organized for the enforce
ment of the law iu regard to saloons,
eorge Footit. a drayman of l'iain
view, fell from a load of lumber and re
ceived a severe kick from one of his
horses. No bones were broken, but he
was badly bruised.
The Columbus Journal says: There
was in the city onii dav last week a so
licitor foreonsi'.rninentsof fat cattle for
an Knglish company operating at Lon
don and Liverpool.
Kev. Dr. Haight. who has been pre
siding elder of the Methodist Episco
pal church for the Ivearney district,
lias uiuved to Maryville, Mo." Kev. Dr.
famith takes h:s place.
According to the .Sidney Telegraph,
the North I'latte valley will be the fu
ture fattening ground of western Ne
braska Alfalfa will be the feed and
cattle the stock to be fattened.
II. K. Doran of Fremont has com
menced the removal of the old plant in
which he publishes the Flail and Camp
Fire to Fniversity place. Lincoln, where
he proposes to renew the publication of
both papers as formerly.
The hare and hound races held on the
fair grounds iu Tecuinseh proved a
great attraction. Fight races were run
and good speed exhibi'ed on the part of
both the dogs and jack-rabbits. A big
crowd witnessed the sport.
'- H. Hamilton A. to., of Dodge
county, were so successful iu shipping
cattle to Liverpool last vear that" they
will try it ag.nn this year. They uhl
ship nineteen carloads at once, and the
same number each week for live weeks.
.Judge 11. Wade liillis of Hurt county
went to Lincoln last week with a mam
moth petition to (.overnor Crouiise ask
ing lor the unconditional pardon of
am ISjrues. convicted of hog stealing
at last ear's session of the district
A Wayne surgeon has cralted on to
the forehead of l.ruce Kose. who was
injured in the recent gasoline exp'osion
at the feed mill, skin from the arms of
R F. Fi-ather. O. P. Kortr'srht. V.
ltc-kcuhaiicr, E. P. Ellis and J. M.
Two tramps were brought into Lin
coln charged with robbing the Kuriing
ton depot at Malcom. They secure 1
SI 1. 10. and most of the money was
found m their pockets. In default of
bail they were placed in jail to await a
Sheriff M. S. Met; row of P.urfcountv
returned last week from Kansas wih
,T.i.siah True, alias Wood, charged with
disponing of mortgaged property when
a. resident of that county in 1--T. The
property was mortgaged to secure the
payment of SJ63.
i'y a vote of the Doane College Ten
nis club application for membership
ha been made to the Nebraska Tennis
association. Tennis teams are doing a
;rreat deal of practicing and give prom
ise of good form by the time of the
"V. V. Cumnock, who has been man
ager of the cotton mill in Kearney since
it first started, leaves for Louisville.
Ky., this week to take charge of the
utiil there. Who his successor will lo
has not yet been ascertained, but the
mill will continue to run as usual.
As Jacob Fulton and Willis Fellers
of Pawnee county were driving home
from P.urchard last week, thev drove
the t-am off a bridge, m the darkness
up-etting the buggy and injuring Mr.
t ulton quite seriously, though n t
dangerously, cutting "him about the
The attorneys of Willis, who was re
cently convicted of manslaughter at
Dakota City, exhausted all resources
without effect in saving him from the
penitentiary. Judge Morris pronounced
a -entence of six years at hard labor
Willis killed Amberry Bates on the
afternoon of January So in the former's
hole-in-the-wall in Dakota Citv.
Several new houses are being erected
in South Omaha at the present time and
the indicatioes are that there are manv
more to follow. It is almost impossi
ble to rent a good dwelling in the citv
at the present time. They are nearlv
ail occupied, and what few vacant ones
there are are rapidly filling up.
Burglars made a raid on North Bend
again last week and stole a fine set of
double harness of M. Downing and a
wolf robe. They visited the barns of
C. Cusack, P. Gillis and Rollins and re
lieved them of their harness. Thev
went through William Miller's resi- '
dence and took S3 from his Dants pock-,
ire broke out in L. P. Larsen's
brick barn at Fremont, and although
.the fire department was early on the
ground the roof and upper story were '
destroyed. Everything of value was i
saved. The fire" originated in the
sleeping room, probably from a lamo.
The loss is fully covered by insurance, j
Jamcs 1arkcr of Fremont, about .25
inal charge preferred by Thomas Cope
. Icy. He is charged with debauching a
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I 13-year-old girl and of being the father
of her child born about a month ago.
The child has been taken to the or
phans' heme in Council Bluffs.
Governor Crounse last week issued
requisition papers to the governor of
Kansas for the apprehension and re
turn of Simon Pierce of Jefferson coun
ty. He is wanted for forging several
checks for various amounts. Joseph
Lendanhoff has been designated as tne
proper person to send to Lincoln Cen
ter, Kas., for him, where he is now
An Octavia dispatch says: Fall wheat
sown broadcast is a failure here. Some
rye will be plowed up. as it has been
too dry and windy. L'p to the 17th
rains were very light. Oats sown be
fore the cold snap will be thin. Fruit
prospect on high land is good. Fall
wheat put in with a press drill is unev
en, being dried out in spots. Plowing
for corn is well advanced.
"A young Swede, only about a ear
from the old country, was plowing a
day or two ago for his brother-in-law,
Eric Olson of Westmark township,
Phelps county. He went to the horses'
heads for some purpo-e, when they took
fright and ran off The point of the
plow struck the young man in the ab
domen, injuring him so seriously that
he lived but a few hours.
The peopleof Beatriceare determined
to secure the Minick university and
are working vigorously, substantially
and unanimously for it. Thev a!l real
ize fully the many advantages the col
lege will be to the city educationally
and in a material way. The building
of the university at this time Is looked
upon as a boom to labor and trade and
an impetus to a general revival of busi
Oliver Bentley, upward of CO years
old and an old-tiiue resident of Table
Bock, while on his way home from
Humboldt, fell or was thrown from the
wagon when about half way between
there and Table Bock ami, getting
caught in the wheel, one of his ears
was torn entirely off, and only a small
portion of the other left. His head and
lace we.e brui-cd in a horrible manner.
His recovery is doubtful.
In the matter of the Piainview State
bank a hearing was had before Hon. J.
B. Barnes, referee in the case of J. N.
Brown A: Co. of New York against the
bank, wherein the plaintiff is trying to
establish a claim of cu0o. based on al
leged fraud of its late president, J. F.
i I edit. Persons were present to inves
tigate other matters that the referee
could not hear for want of power. He
will hear these at Norfolk later.
(Jen. L. W. Col by has written a letter
fo Governor Croun-e recommending
that the encampment of the Nebraska
National guard be held at Lincoln,
near the .alt lake, from the l'.ith to
the J7th of August next. This means
that the encampment will be held on
those dates and at that place. The
guard now comprises twenty-two in
fantry companies, one troop of cavalry
and one battery. It will make a big
Last week Lo lis Lease, an Omaha
Indian, residing on the reservation
north of Decatur, made a trip to Ban
eioft for the purxje of doing some
trading, and while there filled up on
tanglefoot. U hiie on his way home he
dropped his lines, and. in endeavoring
lo reach for them, lost his balance and
fell forward over the dashuoard, catch
ing his foot in the irons in front of the
buggy. His team finally reached home,
dragging his mangled remains.
During the past few ears tomb
stones in the chuyler cemetery have
become much discolored during the
Glimmer. At one time it was ciiarged
that a local dealer was using some acid
to cause the discolorations to discour
age patronage of foreign dealers. Later
developments dlsdose that the injury
aro-.o from water used in sprinkling
that p issed through the iron pipes.
The association now has ..OcO feet of
galvanized pipe to replace the iron ones
now in the cemetery.
Harry Beaman. living near Firth,
while visiting relatives fi-e miles north
east of Adams, me: with a fatal acei
uent. He was riding on a load of corn,
ami had a gun lying on the corn witli
muzle to h:m. with the caps taken off
the tubes. S'ome of tne percussion still
adhered to the tubes, and as iie drew
the gun toward him the hammers
caught on a springs at. and he received
a charge of tne shot in the stomach
He is still alive, but the physicians say
he cannot recover. He was the son of
a widow, and about 17 years old.
A Rushville dispatch savs: A mvste-
rious and cold blooded murder was com
mitted forty-five miles south of here in
the sand hills yesterday afternoon.
The murdered man, John Mushfelt,
was plowing in his garden patch some
distance from the hou-e when his wife
heard a shot and going to the door saw,
near the team, a stranger on horse
bac', who, upon seeing her, rode rap
idly a way. he went at on.e to where
the team was and found her husband
lying on ins face with a builethole in
his forehead. N motive for the crime
is known and altogether it is very mys
terious. An escape was attempted at the pen
itentiary yes'erday morning, says the
Lincoln Journal, which was discovered
just m time to be frustrated. When
the men were be'itg marched to chapel
at 10 o'clock, two of the most desperate
characters, McGnire and Millivan. droo
ped out of the line and returned to
their cells without their absence being
noticed. '1 here each donned a nair of
trousers which he had made out of the
grcv blankets used in the cells and as
cended to the top of the cage, where on
the extreme west end they commenced '
to saw tneir wav through the not. A
convict saw them and they were soon
locked in their ce:ls.
A boycott on the postmistress at
Crowell, has been reported to Chief
Yandervoor: cf the mail service. A
little factional fight is reported to have
been on for some time at Croweil.
growing originally out of the stand
taken by Mr. King, husband of the
postmistress, with a view to bring
ing a murderer several years ago to
just.ee. ILs action at that time, ac
cording to the story, has not been for
gotten and the villiagers. to a certain
extent, refuse to buy Mrs. King s
stamps, instead depositing their mail
in the costal car. The department has
ordered this practice stopped, under
penalty of Crowell losing its otlice, as
the office is a fourth-class one. depend
ing ca its sale of stamps for a revenue.
Archie S. Jones, charged with the
murder of Jerry lc "k of Sprague. had
a hearing bzfore Judge Strode in Lin
coln, w.iich he obtained bv habeas cor- I
pus proceedings. When Jones had h;s
hearing before Justice Spencer he was
bound over to await the action of the
distr ct court without bail, as the jus
tice did not want the responsibility of
placing the degree of murder in which
Jones should be held. Judge Strode
decided that Jones had sufficient provo-
cation for shooting at Peek, and he was j brightly among the stars In the liter
admitted to bail in the sum of S.'..000, ary galaxy. He had made up his
which he will furnish. This is taken mind that life was empty and dreary,
to mean that Jones -will be acquitted j and utterly unlivable without her. So
by the district court on the grounds of i he wrote a few line-self-defense.
X must CC vou "hc .If r do
NLYa little brsm
Man of the world,
and world weary
Tired of life's battle
a pessimist: yet.
Somehow when he
and the woman met
He learned what
rther there is in life
Than drifting on
ward or careless
There came reolve.
:vfid a sense of
For she made as hi?
motto, but 'faith
"The world is foolish we cover truth
We're barred by the sates we built in youth
Two were there surely and two might stay,
Hur she turned him into the better way.
His thourhts were purilied. cren when
He chafed and raacd at the misht-havc-beca
He learned that Iivin? is not a whim.
For the soul in her became part of hlnr
He fUhts as others to win or fall
And the spell of the womin is over alL
Hravcly they battle in tints, decree
For the woman 1 lo'e shili be proud of me!
Aad the man and woman, th' one in heirt.
May be burie 1 together, or buried apart
Hut the strong will b.ittle for his decree
Add 'the woman I love shall fce proud of me:'"
lie read tne poem over, then read it
again. Down went the brown head
upon the desk, and a sob passed the
sweet, sensitive lips, shaded by a
silky, dark mustache. At length he
lifted his head, and the deep, dark
eyes, with their long curling lashes,
were wet with tears.
"It is just like her!" he murmured,
softly. "She is just like the woman
in this poem. How noble and good
She is! It is always the noble and
rood that is unattainable to tne! Look
it yourself. Will Summers!''
lie arose, and going over to the
mirror upon the wall, gazed" for a few
.noments upon the handsome face,
with its haunting eyes an I tjn ler
mouth; then he turned away moody,
"What am I, to hope to makj a wo
man my friend'.'" he- groaned.
"True, I am young, passably good
looking, possessed of means safiident
for ordinary use. But she she with
her heart of fire, her brain, her warm,
generous nature, and above all th-v
talents which make her superior to
other women she would never think
of me! Yet her very presence gies
me strength courage. When I am
with her I feel a desire a nece.'.dty
to make for myself a name. I had
once thought myself talented, be
lieved that the profession of writer
was open to me: but now I am utterly
discouraged, beset on all shies with
obstacles hedged in bv doubts. I II
j health, failing ambition bah! I have
I no longer any ambition. At thirty I
l am an intellectual wreck!'
He paced up and down the door of
the pretty room which he designated
l his "den" a room whose walls were
lined with books, and everywhere in-
j dications of taste and refinement. At
! last, in sheer despair, he sat down and
wrote a letter. When it was finished,
, he addressed it to Mrs. Augusta Story,
' in a far-off southern city.
For several years these two had cor
responded, meeting occasionally: and
i each hail found in the other an ideal
companion. She was a writer of fie
tit.n a brave little woman, all alone
in the world. In Augusta Story. Will
Summers had found his dream ful-
, filled, of pure, true womanhood; to
j him she wa a star of hope, the only
I creature in the world who undeivtoo I
, him. and read him aright.
' To-day he hail come across the little
poem which had so affected him that it
I brought tears to the eyes of this man
world-wearv and sad, trving to make
Yor lovk him .vrr.iTA?
, himself believe in his own uselessncss.
! Yet all the time, within his breast, a
still, small vo'ce was whispering of
hope for him for him. "The spell
' of this woman wn.- over all."
i "she leiL him onward t'.nd upward.
' Her hand pointed to the better world:
her example stirre I all his higher na
ture. Ambition aroused within him: hope
awoke within hi breast: an I with
, hope, the desire to make a name.
i He I'-raed t'ru l:ia : is not a whim
i ( r i lie soui of her becia' p irt of him "
Will Summers took up tho pen once
more, and slowly but surdy (it is nec-
I cssarilv slow work, but that makes it
:l-,! the surer) he began to cxrve out '
his own future Ills talents were d.
voted to do'ng goo J. His pn was
never defiled by an unkind or cruel
assertion no seoSing at honor or up
rightness; not afraid to defend a just
cause, no matter how unpopular it
might be. His name became the syn
onym of honor, and he was known as
the champion of all good causes.
I want to lavcat," said tiie F.ejJ with a
A weapon that's coward' y. fierce, aa I vile.
For in-ianu'c and ro.-ucs to plav with
Mor? Ceadly, more brutal more" cruel, inorj
Thaa dvcamite darker, infernal machine,
Or anything Christians slay wita'
' '1 want to improve on th? pobonod shift.
On the Uelli-h weapon- of heaficn craft
Oa Et.roct' s mo-t skiilnl invention
It must beat the ballet out: ib the knife.
Its wounds mat torture, while imrera life
Is there anything you can mention.-'
"Then he tho'iht of the s;nbe inhuman.
Who make of a sift that the svl- mLrhl own
Thedeadlic-t weapon the world ha, lcnown.
And sta both maa aad woman
And the Fiend went straight to his desk, and
A weapon that lay bv his blottia-boo!;.
And held it above h!m. erring:
Here's the dt-aJheat wcapja that uoundeta
Can the devil improve on the poi-oa",d pea?
Said the Devil, I don't mean trying "
At last he was able to offer to the
i woman he loved a name which shown
k fh fj i -J.!
not receive a telegram from you, for
bidding me to come, I will be with
you in a weak."'
No telegram came; and a week later
he stood before Augusta Story, in the
little parlor of her quiet home. And
there he poured out his heart to her
unrcserveilh. She listened, pale and
still, her eyes full of something like
"My friend,' she faltered at last,
"I never thought of this, believe me!
Oh, Will! I can never tell you how I
appreciate your lpve, but why have
I kept the truth from you all these
years? It was because I had never
looked upon you as a lover. Will!
Will! do not turn reproachful eyes
upon me; the truth must be told. I am
not a free woman. I am living
apart from my husband. Everybody
believes me to be a widow, and I have
never taken the pains to undeceive
them. But he my husband deserted
""- '-"'- "o" v- ""a JV...U.
There had been paradise in that
little room a few moments before; now
there was sheol itself. He could not
speak he could find no words to ex
press what he felt. But if you have
seen a sweet hope slain with one cruel
blow, then you know how Will Sum
mers felt that day.
"You love him, Augusta?" he asked,
She shook her head. Their eyes
met, and in her eyes he read the
sad, sweet truth.
"IHs name was Bertram Story," she
said, slowly. "I might have learned
to eare. years ago, but his own con
duct killed all respect for him in my
heart. It was a mercenary marriage,
dear. I was forced into it, for I was
homeless and friendless, and I made
the one sad mistake of my life-time.
A woman had better starve in the
streets than marry a man she does not
love. We parted he and I. There is
no ground for divorce, and I do not
believe in the divorce laws. It is the
one burden which I must bear until I
die. ('an you ever forgive me for
bringingall this sorrow into your life?''
"I have nothing to forgive," he an
swered. "You have b3en my inspira
tion, mv help, mv all. lean never love
another woman. 1 f yon arc ever free,
come to me. darling: my arms will be
open come! You will let me kiss you
once. dear, will yon not? For the first
and last time."'
He t jok her in his arms, and their
lips met in a long farewell.
"My star of hope,"' he whispered,
"you will shine for me, even in hea
ven!" A moment later, and he was gone,
and Augusta Storv was facing the sor
row of her life.
Only a month had passed when Will
Summers read a notice in a Southern
paper of the death of Bertram Story. !
A few months later he found his
way to the old Southern home. Would
she be glad to see him. or his heart
jank at the possible alternative. But
too well did he know her nature firm,
steadfast, true. His heart leaped up
again within his breast glad and alive
once more. He was shown to her
study, where, seated at her desk, she
was busy writing. She heard the
sound of footsteps, and dropping her
pen, started to her feet a blackrobed
figure, pale and calm. But, somehow,
there wa; something like rest shining
in her eyes.
Not one word did he speak, lie only
held out his arms, and she crent with
in their shelter.and all was still. It was
the complete union of two hearts
made for each other; one of the rare
and beautiful exponents of the theory
of twin souls. It is difficult to under
stand, and yet there is truth in the
belief that each human soul is formed
with it? spirit mate its complement,
or other half. Some souls go wander
ing through the world and never find
their soul's mate: but to these two
mortals, thii happ'ness was given.
Augusta Mory made no pretense of
a grief which she did not feel: and so
a few months after her widowhood
she became Will Summers" wife, and
together, each oceupie 1 with their
pens in loving sympathy, as they work
at their chosen profession, they lead
an ideal existence. It is happiness
title and pure, and
The trell of the woman is over it all "
A .rim f)rn:inient.
"It was decidedly a grim orna
ment," said .he society young man,
"that I sa;v recently at the house of
a well-known civil engineer whose
career ha J some time been in the
Hocky mountains. It was a neck
lace composed of the finger nails of
a young Sioux brave slain by a L'te
warrior, who, with the scalp of his
victim, had taken this trophy of his
prowess, strange to say, this neck
lace was intrinsically very handsome.
The characteristic shapeliness of tho
Indian's arm anl hand, ideally per
fect even to the finger tips, was
illustrated in this barbarous memen
to. The necklace of ten pieces was
in color a vital brown, suggesting
more than anything else a string of
acorns. So removed in appearance
was it from an.- forbidding sugr;.,.
tions of the savage deed it recorded
that the genuinely gentle and refined
woman to whom " it was shown
handled it longingly, and berged of
the owner that
away it should
if he ever
bo to her.
They Know Ifs Flat.
Sturdy antagonists of the con
cavirts of Chicago, the Koreshan
angels, have arisen in London. The
society of Pianists of that city has
gained in numbers and strength
sufficiently t3 publish a monthly
magazine called the Earth llevicw,
through which medium they hope
to convert the great body of
"Cilobularists."' who think the earth
is round, to the creed of the pianists,
who know it to be fiat.
The I"ir-t Printers Union.
The first printers union of which
there is any authentic record was
formed in London in 11 , its object
being, as the charter states, "to cor
rect irregularities and to bring the
modes of charge from custom and
precedent into one point or view in
order to their being better under
stood by all concerned."
A Notable Avcunc of Trcej.
A strange avenue of trees is owned
by the duke of Argyll, and it is year
by year growing longer. Each of
the trees has been planted by some i
noiaoie person, ami a Grass p-iat'e is
fastened to the iron fencing sur
rounding the trc3. signifying by
wbcm it was planteL
A BURGLAR CONFESSES.
HE WAS AN ENGLISH BURGLAR
' AND NO CRACK-A-JACK.
But. His Jobs Were Xeatljr Done anil the
Oalj .Thing: He Had to Complain of
Wat the Detective How He Was
Yaaght to Pick Pockets.
Never was monarch more unwilling
to, "bo interviewed or bankrupt more
reluctant to bo inveigled into a con
fession than my friend tho burglar,
says an English writer. Ho is old
and infirm "pastj, the business en
tirely." ho says.
This outburst of conQdenco oc
curred during a recent gale. "These
isfino nights for cracking a crib,"
he remarked, as tho wind howled
outside and threatened to raze his
rickety house to tho cround. "You
see, tho folks tako no notice of the
- ttHtlenoise tr fellow 'makes if he
breaks into a houso when tho win
dows rattle till yer cannot hear yer
self talk. I'm past the business
now, "cause I cannot get about as I
f-i i ,makl"? an aV"l "'5o
outside, I thought what a line caancc
there was for an enterprising young
fellow to orack a jolly good crib."
"It wasn't any use trying to get
in through the door: the window's
tho handiest fo- chaps like me, espe
cially on a stormy night. I could
break a pane o glass, an 1 if the peo
ple heard it they thought it was only
the wind that hal upset something. I
use.l to cut a square o' flass with
ray diamond cutter and stick on the
square a lump of cobbler's wax with a
piece o' spring attached. One sharp
blow sent the window right out; but
it didn't fall, mind ye, 'cause the
cobbler's wax and string helped me
to hoid it I'd drop the glas3 quiet
ly, put my han I through the hole,
unfasten the catch and there yo
arc in the house as right as a tri-
"Clever ye call it, do you? None
so clever. I was caught by that vc.-y
trick with the cobbler's wax. Ye
see, thjm smart detective chaps
guesoJ it was one o' my tricks, and
they hal the uaudae't,- tj sav that
the ILiOi on one man's thumbs is
different to the lines on every other
man's .such stuff and nonsense! and
the magistrates actually believed it.
Tne detective swore that the marks
o' m.- thumbs were on the wax
fancy that being sufficient evidence
to convict a man, and send him to
quod for three years!" And the
burglar looked a most injured man
at that moment.
"Was that all thj evidence they
could bring against you?''
"Well, they did liud a piece of
plate or two in my diggings which
might have belonged to the party
whose house was broken into. Yes,
the detectives are as clover as we
are. sometimes. I and some other
chaps were caucrht in a cunning trap
laid for us by them. I don't mind
telling ye this, "cause we've all done
'time for it There was a big rob
bery of a lady's Jewelry, which I
reckoned I'd managed cleverly. But
there was such a row about the dia
monds aii I pearls I'd got that I'd to
hide the jewels a bit One day I got
a letter from a chap in London savin'
a j al o' mine a downright loyal
bloke ha I told him I had some
siller to distuso of quietly. Well. I
was a bit puzzled at
I sec 1 the gent he
first, but when !
enough, and out I brought the jewels
"Would you believe it.' That chap
was a London detective and he had
me fa'rlv. Ye see. the London de
tective had been ordered to write t I
all the suspected chaps, offering to I
buy whatever they had got And ,
they all fell into the trap like idiots.
It was a go d haul tor the police, for j
they found out all sorts o' robberies
by tlus dirty trick.' j
"No! I haven't alius been burg
ling, but. ye see. I tok to it natural-
Iikv having noth'nrr to turn mv
hand t , and if I was about during
the day the D s alius collared me. I
was forced to crack cribs for a living.
But mind, I never do anything wrong
now"' and with a sigh "I in past
that entirely. I did a lot o' pick
pocketing and snatching when I was
a kid. I was trained to it, and if
you come u;stairs I'll sh w ye the
doll' as rUse I to practice on."'
Following the old man up a dingy.
ncKciy staircase l entered a more
uingy e:l room, rrom the ceiling
hung an old suit of c'.othes stuTed
"When I wind that up," said my
companion. pointing to a cylinder
shaped piece of brass from which the
"doll" was suspended, "the doll'
goes round and round till it makes
ye dizzy to look at it. It goes
round by clockwork. Cuite an in
genious arrangement, ain't it?
There ye are!" said the man. as
he wound un til "ninnrr "' sen lirc.v
--- ,- t , w .... .
it twists rminl Wlmn X i-ns -t L-i.l !
I'd to snatch pocket-handkerchiefs j
out the o" pockets as it wa spinning j
,.7?, , 1 ? ''
' ;i"dr lf .
once: .?"'" l J '"H ll f,
sed the swag '
om the old !
man? Then, when itslowed down, I had
to pick something out o' the trousers '
pocket. There be fish-hooks -rusty
'tins in every one o them pockets. I
and I got on-j o' them in me hand if ,
I wasn't mighty smart. Many's the .
time I've had my lleh torn wi" them
there cur-ed hooks. But it was
smart training, "cause it makes ye ,
mighty particular when ye are diving ,
into other folks' poexcts. If ye ,
could put yer hand in without catch- .
ing them hooks, ye coula steal a j
pooket-book or purse without a man J
knowing vcr hand's near him.'' !
Chaugint; Their 31 1 mis.
A reaction on the separatist ques
tion has set in in Norway and the
separatist party, who want the union
between Norway and S we Jen re
pealed, is losing grounl in the
country districts. The rural popula
tions are, it is said, beginning to
realize that the union is a source of i
strength to Norway, and while they
can see what they woild lose by
separation, tho advantages to be
gained are not clearly apparent.
Bjornstjerne Bjornson is still active
ly urging the separatist cause.
Miss De Copps Miss Buntling is
very plain. I hear.
Miss Ha-dheart Well, she's so
homely that he: diamonds won't
sparkle when she wear3 them.
HAIR DYEING AN ANCIENT ART.
From Cleopatra Down Women Have Re
sorted to the Dangerons .trt.
The, art of dyoiflg tho hair id at
least as old as the time of Christ; it
was by resorting to such aids to
beauty that Cleopatra tried to cap
turaCoesar. All through history
ladies' ot fashion have tried to im
provo upon nature by artificially col
oring that which St Panl tells us Is
their glory. In tho heyday of Ven
ico. the facilo beauties of the city of
the lagoons dyed their hair a red to
which Titian was not ashamed to
affix his name. The belle of bclle3
in that day had rod hair, not bright
red, but a dull red, with
glints of crimson. More recently,
almost in our own time, a
rage arose for bright blonde hair,
as to which there was a "tradition
that it had been popular with tho
Grecft hetaira?. Blonde heads block
ed tho thoroughfares, and young
ladies of "good repute did not disdain
to employ the dyer until his services
were monopolized by another class.
In our dav, tho popular color is a
bright shade of auburn the blondo
girls go through martyrdom to im-
.part that tint to their locks. For
the nonularitv of blonde
that it is
I Argonaut finds this excuse.
rarer than black or brown
i finer. Everybody knows
golden tleece was suggested by the
ardor with which Jason and other
j Greek connoisseurs pursued the
blonde haired maidens of Colchis,
i Almost all hair dyes consist of sul
' phur and acetate of lead, both of
, which arc injurious to so delicate
a plant as human hair. A steady
I course of either will dostroy tho
! hair papilla end may destroy the
j medulla altogether. Women who
bleach their hair Use peroxi 'e of hy
j drogen. which, after a time, imparts
an unnatural and wiglike luster to
thu hair. A more dangerous dvo
i still has for its basis nitrate of sil
ver. When this is used the hair is
first washed with sulphuret of pot
assium: the nitrate is applied while
it is still wet. In all these ca.-es the
drug is adulterated with a pigment
of the desired color and the effect
for the time is to subtitutj that
color for the natural hue of the cor
tical substance or ha!r bark. It need
hardly be said that the effect of a
continued use of such medicaments
is to enfeeble and ultimately rot the
root sheaths, lia'dness then ensues,
and for that science has discover
The French-Canadians of the Khode
Island mill regions differ from their
kinsfolk of Europo in having un
usually large families. Some have
as many as ten children, and a
physician who once practiced in such
a community included among his pa
tients a family of twenty-three chil
dren, thirteen of whom ho brought
through the measles at the same
time. Many of the French-Canadian
mill hands own farms in Canala, and
came to tho United Mates with the
hope of earning money with which
to pay off mortgages. Many of the
children work in the mills, and such
a family will aggregate a consider
able income. These people are ac
customed to simple living, so t at
they are able to save a large part of
their earnings. A family of which
Ax or eight member are wage
earners soon saves enough to pay off
the mortgage ami return home to
live on the farm debt free.
111? Steiimrr Aiiuilla.
The steamer Aiuilla. which was
nearly tho cause of a quarrel between
Chili and Argentina during the
civil war in Chili, and which
finally remained the property of the
Santiago government, was offered
for sale recently. Tho vessel was
use.1 as a Chiliai transport, anl the
government refused to sell it to the
Brazilian rebels or to i'resi lent
I'eixoto, as it desired to remain
strictly neutral between the rebels
anl the regular government at l'io
How I':iftH Tnni-l.
In a recent Spanish book of travel,
"Costumbrcs Yankee: Yia'es por
la America del Norte.'" by Jose an
chez vomo-ino, is the following ac
count of the origin of Boston com
mon: "A great philanthropist,
named Common, had the happy idea
of presenting the children of Boston
v.-ith a leafy grove of great trees."
A New 1'iifl.
A new kind of fuel made from
solidified petroleum and other mate
rials is now being extensively manu
factured in Franco. It is stated that
its heat producing properties are
very great and that experiments to
use it in engine furnaces have been
of a mot satisfactory nature.
She I don't believe you would feel
indly toward me even if I were in
my grave. II I wouldn't, eh! Just
you try it c ne.
Criticns 1Mb. ashamed t write
such stuff as yo.i write. Author Of
course you would. Everybody won! 1
say it was plagiarized.
Customer Look here, waiter, I
found a collar b-itton in my soup.
Waiter Say. you didn't sje anythln
of a pair of giov-s, did you".'
Magistrate If you were there for
no dishonest purpose, why were you
, in your stocking leetJ
hear! there wa.- sickness
in the fam-
. ily your honor.
j Mrs. Newdywc.I I have read every
! book in my husband's library. I really
j don't know what to do for something
, now to rea 1. Mrs. Win.liciti Why
don't you got another husband?
; Jack I don't see why you keep me
so long in suspense, Clara! Can't you
i say yes or no right out? Clara Oh.
' you just wait until we're married, and
you'll find I can speak out fjuick
Master, examining pupils in geo,
! raphy What is the name of this town?
j Pupil Birmingham. Master What
is it noted lor? 1'upil lrirearms.
Master What are firearms? Pupil
Poker, shovel and tongs.
"What kind of a time did you hev
in New York, Josiah?"' asked Mrs.
Corntossel. "Purty oncertain. Purty
oncertain. What I tak fur anarchist
mectin's was auctions an' what I tnk ;
fur auctions was anarchist raectin's.
an" I don't mind sayin' I'm mighty
2lad tu jnt home."'
A MIRACLE OF TODAY.
STORY THAT EQUALS
MIRACLES OF OLD.
A Little Girl Suffers Terrible Agonf tor
. Years Physicians Said She Would Die
Cored at Xast Her Mother Saya Ifcis
(From tho Taunton. Mass.. Gazette.)
The following atory needs no com
reent whatever. It is the town talk in
Wrentham, Mass., and the child's
mother tells it as follows: Mrs. Fuller
said: "My daughter is now eight years
old. When she was four years old she
had rheumatic fever and at once she
was stricken helpless: she went from
bad to worse until we all despaired of
pIoycd atariods times physicians of
Knvbnrn." Franklin and Attleboro. bnt
all to no practical benefit I gave her
all sorts of medicines, and this spriug I
buried over two bushels of empty bot
tles which she had emptied from time
to time. One doctor who attended her
said that she had liver complaint and
dropsy, and that she was going to die.
'-n IenTto geVhoidof
an Albanv. N. Y., paper, ana there I
read of a tvonderful cure of a man up
I had iriven un ail houe invseit wnen
that way by a medicine known as Dr.
Williams' Pink Pills, the patient hav
ing been aftlicted as ray daughter was.
At that time her legs "were drawn up
behind her, and her arms were almost
helpless. Her head was drawn down
on her shoulder and she was a pitiful
sight, I tell you.
1 sent and got two boxes of Pink Pills,
and when she hail used them up I
thought I could sec just a bit of improve
ment. Then I got two more and she
began to lift herself in bed, and to help
herself in other ways. She kept on
taking the pills, and now she is able to
go over to neighbors, and is bright and
smart. She was a living skeleton;
there was nothing to her but bones,
ami thev were all out of shape. When
she was" first taken sick she was out of
i her head, and for three years, if you
I will believe me, it was an utter impos
' sibility for me to catch more than live
j minutes sleep at a time, so much care
was she. and such constant attention
did she require, and I was the only one
she would let wait upon her. But I
am glad I did so, and now I am getting
my reward.'' and the fond, patient,
faithful little woman glanced with
pride and pleasure to the spoi where
the little girl was playing with her sis
ter in the shade, just outside the win
dow. "I have spent more than s"00 on
her, and although I never begrudged it
yet I did want to see my child improve
, taster than she did. lo-day she cats
more at one meal than I do in two.
j hen I commenced to give her the Pink
I Pills she was atllictcd with a skin disease
I which was very annoying. Now that has
' all gone, and I think the piilsare res-
1 ponsible for that. Before I started on
the Pink Pills I wrote to a specialist in
Buffalo, ami described her symptoms:
' he said she had blood poisoning, tine to
' bad milk, and wanted me to bring her
) there for treatment, although he said
that he did'nt believe she would ever
get over it. She had been given up by
i four doctors, who were certain that
I they could not cure her. Why, she
I couldn't open her mouth, and I actually
, had to force the food into it. Her
mouth was all sores, and, oh dear. what
a looking child she was, and such a
care! Nobody but myself knows what
1 a trial we both have been through, for
1 she was too young to realize it. If my
' statement will do anybody any goml I
shall be glad t have it published, and
, if tho-e who read it will only come to
1 me. if they are skeptical, I can convince
them in very little time that I know
what I am talking about. People
around here say it was a miracle, and I
I believe it was."
The neighbors bore witness to the
I condition of the child previous to the
j use of Dr. Williams" Pink Pills, and
I were enthusiastic in their praises of the
, splendid work which had been accom
plished by them in this case.
I Pink Pills contain in a condensed
form all the elements necessary to give
new life and richness to the blood and
restore shattered nerves. 'I hey are an
unfailing specific ft-r such diseases as
locomotor ataxia, partial paralysis, St.
Vitus' dance, sciatica, neuralgia,
rheumatism, nervous headache, the
after effects of la grippe, palpitation of
the heart pale anil sallow complexions,
all forms of weakness either in male or
female, and diseases resulting from
vitiated humors in the blood. Pink
, Pills are sold by all dealers, or wiil be
sent pest paid on receipt of priee, (."o
cents per box or boxes for 5"J.."0 they
are never sold in bulk or by the 100) by
I addressing Dr. illiams" Medicine Co..
i Schenectady. N. Y., or Brockville, Un
j A TalkingOIadiine.
1 During more than a centnry invent
ors have turned their ingenuity to con
structing machines capable of imitating
the human voice, though what practical
purpose they might serve if ever so per-
i feet it is difficult to discover. One of
the best of these efforts, and perhaps
the most successful, is a machine made
by "I. Fuber. It consists essentially of
three parts the wind-prodncing sys
tem, the eonnd-making apparatus, and
the articulating arrangement. As for
the lirst, nothing particular need be
said; it is simply a series of bellows.
Tho second, the sound-producer, the
larynx, is an ivory tube so constructed
that wnhiu certain limits the length
may be varied so as to cause a difference
in tone produced. Probably he wonld
have been more successful had ho
. adopted some more elastic material.
The articulating apparatus includes a
part for sonnding the vowels and an
other for pronouncing the consonants.
; The former are due to the passage of
air through openings of different shapes,
made in diaphragms placed successive
ly in the current of air by the action of
1 levers moved by the fingers ; in addi
tion a special cavity, destined to pro
duce nasal sounds, can be put in com
mujjication with the former at pleasure
by means cf a particular lever. The
consonants are produced by pieces, the
action of which U analogous to that or
the lips, the teeth and the tongue, and
the rolling of the Ii is caused by a
i wheel. All these imitation organs are
put in motion by fourteen keys very in
geniously disposed in a way to produce
the necessary intensity of action and
variation in sequence of the parts des
tined to pronounce a syllable. The
, number of fourteen keys is sufficient,
for by certain vaiLitions in the touch
the intended sound can be. regulated as
strong or weak at pleasure. As might
be expected, the language of the ma
chine is very monotonous, and is by no
means perfect, as some sounds produce
a much better effect than others: how
ever, in general, the words pronounced
are easily understood. They cannot
, be compared to the changes in the hu
man voice, and whatever improvements
the machine msy receive, the question
still remains, What nse is ifiGallj-
nanVs Messenger, Paris.
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