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VOLUME XXV. NUMBER 4.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 1891.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,252.
A wheelmen's club has been organ
ized at Schuyler.
1'airfield has laid the foundation for
a big ilouring milL
The Sunday law is now being rigidly
enforced in Hastings.
Measles and scarlet fever are quite
prevalent in Beatrice.
The school grounds at Cozad are to be
irrigated by wind power.
A colt born at Fullerton had an
extra leg, and its owner killed it.
Evangelist Pearson is stirring up
great religious interest at Aurora.
O. D. Jones, a resident of Brock since
1 -G4, is dead at the age of 'X years.
A series of horse races will be held
on the Teeumseh fair grounds May 31st.
Ilev. Mr. Miller of Chapman has ac
cented a call to the BaDtist church of
The Union Pacific depot at Shelton
is to be enlarged and rearranged on the
Arbor day was celebrated in Schuy
ler only to the extent of closing the
A Sunday school convention for Cedar
county will be held at Harrington May
1.' and IX
The city council of Grand Island
has made a reduction in the salary of
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Durand of Verdon
la.-t week celebrated their sixtieth weu
Frank Hcrshey has gone to Oregon to
purchase :M. 000 "head of sheep for his
ranch near Gibbon.
An effort is being made to secure the
independent state convention at Kear
ney the coming talL
Harry Echols, a prominent ritien of
Pawnee ity. fell from a hay loft and
was quite badly injured.
The Madison county teachers' insti
tute will be held at Madi-on. beginning
.June 11 and dosing June -1.
The Nemaha "ounty Teachers insti
tute will be held at Auburn June 1
and continue in session two weeks.
Ilev. Mr Guy has resigned the pas
torale of the hnstian church at Diller
and will take a tour around the world.
A fellow representing himself as an
advance agent of Barnuin A. l$ailey"s
show last week done up some of the
people of Lincoln.
Arrangements are being made by some
of the tree thinkers of ibbon and vi
cinity to try to secure a course of lec
tures by Mr. s. P. Putman.
The sheriff of Iawes county has
started a routes" gallery, and the first
irt.-os to adorn it are those of the men
who rolibed the depot at rawford.
The cst for coudiicting the prosecu
te -n of the ri;.nnai can") before tue
rr.uiinal court of I.ancaster county for
the January term amounted to 5"Ta l.
The Howells Journal say less :!ax
wi'l be sown in thaT v:cin:tv this y ear
lhan at any time in the last five years,
a- the crop has not proved a paying
Mrs. Asbton of ewarl county was
iast week taken to the insane asylum.
Shu was sun struck last summer while
ut the Worlds fair and has never been
quite right ini-e
A. 15. Haggerty. an ex-student of the
Lincoln Hu-.ncss college, has been held
to the district court in the sum of c'JUO
bill for taking mail out of the postolhee
on : forged crdcr.
The bu-ines.- men of Meool Junction
will I'e compelled to organize "Lloyds."
Kowley's agency of Omaha on April 1
r. rated Mc a Junction and raised the
rates -'." to -10 per cent.
A Geneva man tried to have his wife's
father put under bonds to keep the
peare- Jut' the evidence was not strong
enough to establish proof that the
young man's pelt was in .my danger.
Articles of incorporation were last
week tiled by a number of citizens of
1 tecier-on, to bo known as the Hen
derson Separator I reamery company.
The amount of capital stock is Sl.30i."
A Nlra-ka eity drayman, who
ponds h.s -evenings and earnings down
town, was eai.ed to account br his
fai'i'ifi.. wife, who went after bun at
lo p. in. and inuactd him to go nome by
mashing a lantern over his head
Denial us now given to the truthful-ne-ss
of the report mat Mr. and Mrs.
lieve'a-nd will spend a few days at
Arbor Lndge, near Nebraska i itv in
dime, as the guests of Secretary Mor
ton. "ieddv"" Wilson, who at times has
h;'i m itmaha aud done crooKed work
hcre. was lynched by a mob at Mis
souri Valley a. few days ago. He had
shot, and killed the city marshal at tnat
The Norfolk foundry and Manufac
turing company is putting in new ma
chinery and. omerwise improving its
pjant. The first boiler made in Nor
folk, a fine p;ece of work, is one of the
Howard Clarke of Papillion. has be
came such an enthusiastic bicyclist that
he is about to make a tour of Europe
s hi wheeL He starts for England
Jiay "J and will spend the entire sum
The Stanton canain.' factory, that
has never been used since it was coin
plesod last season, will probably be
operated this year if the ousiness men
of tnc town will give theentcrprise the
A prisoner in the jail at Osceola
dropped the lamp on the tloor in the
hope of burning his way to libertv.
The oil spattered on his clothing and
took fire, whereby he came near -retting
more liberty than he wanted.
The bonds of the school district of
Schuyler, amounting to SSitO.oii), were
sold last week to N. W. Harris .v Co. of
Chicago. they paying therefor a
premium of 5-1 i. The "bond- mature
in twenty years and draw 7 percent in
terest. Over thirty freeholders, the lecal
number, have petitioned the village
board of Nelson to grant a saloon li
cense to Charles IL Kav of Hastings, so
that after going dry for many rears
Nelson seems liable to have a licensed
Three Kenkelman bloods, while out
painting the town, took possession of
the streets and opened fire on everv
thing in sight. They snot the lights
out of the lamp post and did many
oher acts of vandalism, yet no arrests
C. F. Popper and A. J. Sheridan have
iL'ed with the secretary of state articles
of incorporation to be known as the
Paxton Irrigation company of the coun
ty of Keith. The above corporation
will commence business with a capital
stock of S3, 000.
An examination for those wishing to
enter Vassar college will be held in
Nebraska City under the direction of
-cperintendent Skinner and Prof. Lord.
June .. 6 and 7. A number of young
ladies of the city are preparing to take
E'r Pevries of the Fremont Herald
has been appointed to take charge of
the retay race that is to carry govern
ment messages from Washington to
Denver in August, his department being
from Fremont to Schuyler. He adver
tises for twenty of the fleetest bicyclists
of the city to be in readiness.
Deputy luited State-, Marsha1 Mullen
arresten Harry Knight for the robbery
cf the postoflice at Hubbard on the
night of April -.M and took him to Oma
ha. Knight also robbed a saloon and
tapped the depot the same night at U:e
same place, lie has confessed.
After being out twenty -six hours the
jury in the district court of Antelope
county brought in a vtrdict of acquit
tal for George W. Thomas. This ends
the first of the Roth well cases. The
Rothwell brothers will be tried at tne
fall term of court.
Anton Jaro-ki. a Pole, who burg'ar
ised Scheidels hardware store at P.atte
Center, and who was bound over by
County Judge Hensley. guilty of grand
larceny, was sentenced by .Judge
Sullivanjto two years in the penitenti
ary at hard labor.
Mrs. Minnie Thompson, a widow re
siding near Abbott, sent her hired man
to Grand Island with a load of hogs,
which he sold and on which he secured
:;. 7".. He paid S.'3 taxes. S3 for lum
ber and gave the lady S3, skipping out
during tne n-ght with the balance.
Thomas A. roach, a constable at
Grafton wa arrested for attempting to
kill Mary Crou-h lie imme l lately left
the town and a diligent search was
made for him at all the towns near and
tinally he was found at Geneva, -ome
people think he is a little off in the up
Word was re cived at I'n'on Pacific
headquarter- last week to the etfeit
that in the case of the Hook i-iand
against the I u:on Pacific for rentils al
leged to be due the fovner cotiiptny.
tried in ti.e district court of Cok coun
ty, the Hock Island was awarded is."',-4-1,
havng sued for S130.C09.
The standard Catt'c company at
Ames, four miles west of Fremont has
closed a contract with the Oxnard licet
"'agar company to plant and cultivate
7' ij acres of beets tins season. The
company planted ."-j acres last year,
and had remarkable success with the
n effort is being nude :n Lincoln to
o-ganUe a state league of oiing Men's
hr -tian association ball club-, with
Hastings, (rand Island. Fremont. Oma
ha Ijeatrice, Crete and York in thecir-
uit. A commute consisting of John
Cochran. A. J. McPhcrrin and C K.m
mcror is at work on the project.
Charles Fitch, a cattleman from
Marysville, Mo., died last week at tue
olonade hotel in maha from an over
dose of morphine. nether the drug
was taken with suicidal intent is not
positively known, but circumstances i:i-ii'-:ito
that it was merely his purpose
to -eeure some sleep after a prolonged
An accident happened at Table Ho -k.
in which William J. Brock lo-t his life.
He was at wok about the circular saw
in Feller's fence factory and fell on or
wa- caught by the saw and literally
sawed to pieces. The coroner's jury
rendered a verd'et of accidental death.
He was 1". years old ami leaves a wife
and two children.
Norman W. Peters ha- fiitd his bond
of i.'O.oi u with. John Peters. C. T. Barns.
LoranC.aik and M. P. Thompson as
sureties, to perform failhfuhy the du
ne's devolving upon him as deputy au
ditor of public accounts, insurance de
p irtmeiit of the state of Nebraska, dur
lnir his term of ollice from May 1. l-'O,
until his successor is appointed.
Htm II K. Valentin;', says the Fre
mont Tribune, was oen at the depot
this morning on his way home to West
Point from the ea.-t. where he ha., Lee'ii
for about three months. He says the
people in the west do not know what
hard tunes are and that tne ana.e,
:roing to Washington are crazy, f r it is
alt they can do now to taite care of
The citizens of I'niversity Place, the
educational suburb of Lincoln, are anx
lous to induce the Rock Island railroad
to make that place one of the stations
on its line. The road runs within a
mile of the villace, and the e.tizens be
lieve that a slight detle--tion from the
present route could be made with but
little co-t and with considerable profit
to the company.
sheriffs l'ew of Sioux county and
Mo-esof Hot Spring-. S. D. . arrested
two cattle ru-tler- twenty miles north-we-t
of Harrison. Neb They are
George uohband James I arnam. Tliey
are well known in sioux county and
were not su-pe-te'd of being concerned
in cattle -te.iiinir. but when found they
had two cattJe dres-ed an 1 four more
in a pen ready to be killed.
John P.oyd. who was sentenced to
thirty-three months in the penitent -ary
at hard labor for selling liquor to
Indians, was granted a full and free
pardon bj- the governor. He was con
victed at tho March term of court in
sherulan county and waa received at
the penitentiary Ann' 1. l-'.t.j. An
Iowa man who doe- not want hi- name
published made application for hi- re
lease. Henry T Decker, who has been ar
rested at Fort Collins. Colo., by Oliiecr
Lou. s Grebe of maha. under a requi
sition, was taken to Wilbur to answer
the charge ot having caused tho burn
.ng of the opera house at Oorcne-ter in
August, i-tj. with intent to defraud
tne Home Fire Insurance company for
the amount of insurance, and the case
-tands appealed to the supreme court.
The present charge :s brought arainst
him by tne company
George P. e'.son. .iving about eifht
indes northwest of ozad, was sum
moned to hi- door and attacked by
masked men who knocked him down
anil attempted to murder him. No one
was in the hou-e but the hired man.
who was up -tairs. Hearing the dis
turbance below be seized a shotgun and
s'arted down. Gne of the intruders
shot at him as he wa on tne starwav.
He returned the tire and the rufiians
tleii. Nelson was -eriously injured.
Mr-. Catherine lifton. probab.y the
oldest person in the state, died the
other day at her home in Alexandria,
she was born November '.. 17-7. in Lin
coln county. North Caroana. and was
therefore', at the time of her death,
aired lu years. 3 months and 13 days,
she lived in her native state until -he
was 13 years old. and then moved to
Tennessee. she afterwards lived in
(hio. Indiana and Iilnois. and came
from the last named state to Nebraska
Aden Alford, a you ncr clerk employed
in the otSce of Kiipatrick IJros. A: Col
lins at Beatrice was found to be a for
ger to the visible extent of 150. The
firms name was forged to the cheeks,
and the victims, so far as knownare
i lark Browning for 530 J. F. Steele
for 540, J. F. Smith for 5 53 and J. E.
Uaidy for 523. The checks were all
presented in payment of trivial bf.is.
Alford receiving the fca ance in good
clean cash. Youn- Alford has disap
peared from town in company with tw'o
young companions and a younc crirl.
R. F Parney. who lives on his farm
four miles west of Kearney, found a pe
culiar looking substance that had been
dug up by prairie dogs. He sent a small
piece to Prof. Barber of the State uni
versity and that gentleman found it to
be ivory. The professor went to inves
tigate the discovery further, and the
workmen dug up one piece of the same
substance five and a half inches in di
ameter and another two feet long and
five inches in diameter. Prof. Barter
is satisfied the ivory is the tusk of ome
huge mastodon ami hopes to find a part
if not the entire SKeleton of the monster
lin I S S Wanlnm
yy WW W11 c here to
Kl U M dav."
fRJ m Mywifeglan
iaV j9 l "pironi mo
yxttin r letter which
S?:t.X t .? P fortable seat
behind the sil
with a look of
mild surprise in
her blue eyes.
she and and you "
'Were once betrothed lover-?"
'Isthat.it, Daisy? Well, yes: it i
true: but Florence Miss Wardour. I
mean saw fit to break it off. I am
sure I am under obligations to her,
for, bad she not done so. I should
never have had you, dear."
Daisy looked uncomfortable.
"But, Charlie, isn't it a little un
usual, to say the least, for a lady to
visit at a gentleman's hou-e, when
she was once his intended wife? And
to come without an invitation from
me. seems odd at least."
Now I Charlie Dane six months a
benedict, a popular lawyer, and with
a pretty home ani lovely wife, knew
that Daisy wa.- perfectly correct. But
some perverse spirit took possession
of me. Surely I was master of my
own house. And Miss Wardour's visit
was merely a business affair. I was
her lawyer, appointed to settle up the
estate of her late father, and if I
chose to invite my client to make my
house her home during her stay in
Philadelphia, why should Daisy make
"a mountain out of n. mole hill," and
I proceeded to explain the situation
to my wife. Mis's Wardour had mado
her home in the South with her moth
er's sister. I had met her there, while
on a Southern trip, became infatuated
with her grace and beauty, propcsed,
and was accepted. The course of our
true -love ran very smoothly for a
time; then ther was the advent of a
rich and elderiy suitor Mr. Ches
wicke who began at once to lay sieire
to the affections of my betrothed
wife. To my surprise she did not re
pulse him and would not permit our
engagement to be made public. There
was nothing to do but submit.
The result .vas that
Florence returned my rin? and an
nounced to me that she had changed
her mind, and was going to marry Mr.
Cheswicke. Of course I released her.
That was three years ago. and I had
since met my Daisy, anl we had been
married half a year. Our home was
in Philadelphia, and we were living
happily, when old Mr. Wardour died
at his home in the suburb;, and
Florence was summoned to his death
bed. She had no one else in the world;
her mother had died when she was a
child. I learned that she had not
married Mr. Cheswicke an I there
seemed little probability of it. But
she hal written and asked me
ceive her for a few days. IIov
could -t 7.
aai!i- a, 'V
Y7 5 2V& '
"WHY DID VOL" JILT ME.1"
At last, Daisy was brought over to
my way of thinking.and Miss Wardour
was received and made welcome. She
was a tall, handsom; brunette, as un
like my blue-eyed, sunny-haired Daisy
as possible. As my gaze fell upon the
Graceful figure in deep mourning. I
was pleased to discover that my heart
did not thrill, and I felt none of the
pleasant sensations experienced when
one cares for another. Thank heaven.
my love was entirely dead, every trace
and vestige e it.
My eyes wandered toward Da:sr.
She was welcoming her solf-invitel
guet with easy grace, and I said to
my-elf. "My darling little wife! I
never loved that other woman as I love
"Ah. Charlie!" cried our guest, put
ting both gloved hands in mine, and
letting her glorious dark eyes rest
upon my face with a dep intense
gaze, "it's quite like old times to see
you asrain! And you have not changed
one bit!" t.
It was. to say the least, in decidedly
bad taste this reference to the dead
and gone days: but I merely smiled
and uttered some common-place noth
ing. Then Mi.-s Wardour proceeded to
make her-elf perfectly at home in our
pretty deimicile. No more tete-a-tetes
for Daisy and me. Wherever we weht
of course our guest accompanied us,
though, on account of her recent be
reavement, she was debarred from
The day- went by and still she
lingered. Her small bu.-iness affairs
were now quite settled, and there wa
no excuse for her remaining: but she
said to me, with a dazzlinrr smile, that
she was so in love with our pretty
home, she could not tear herself away.
What could I do then, but tell her to
remain as Ion? as she chqso?
Time passed, and Florence an I I
were constantly thrown together.
Daisy pleaded household affairs and
absented herself continually. I went
on. unconsciously treadinj in a dan
gerous path: my feet were upon the
edge of a swirling vortex: one swift
movement and I wculd be lost.
It was certainly very pleasant for
me to have the beautiful face of our
guest oppo-ite me when I sat down to
read at night to read aloud: with
Dai.-v in a corner, quiet and unobtrus
ive, keeping out of the way. because
-.t , lie ,1111'J
she was too proud t interfere. And
I blind fool never dreamed thi
One night. Florence sat at the piano,
in the moonlight which flooded the
room. She had begged that the gas
should not be lighted: and there she
sat, her white fingers touching the
keys, while her sweet, low voice sang,
softly, tenderly, meaningly, the words
of a sad old song A Life's Regret:
-Turaia? the leave in an ull-i vray.
Of a 1-ooU I was sliiainiin r th ether dij,
I round a line at the end ot a sonx
Which keeps on haunting me all da? Ion-;
With ltd sweet and mournful mcl-dv
'Oh. love inv love, had you loved hut me"
Sadder a bunl'a cou.d nver be -
Than, Love, my love, had you lore J but mat
'-Few words and simple but. oh how much
The s:user had to.d la thit little touch:
Bo,r hjrd , .-lory of chance-i lost.
Of brunt hopes b.ishtciL and truu lovo crosscJ.
Ls heard in the whispered malodv:
'Oh. love, my love, had yoi loved but me!'
To many a sorrow the key may be
"Oh, love, my love. liaJ you loved bat mj.' "
Her eyes met mine with a look in
their depths which made my heart
leap. It was not love thank God for
that! but gratified vanity, which
more than one man has mistiken for
My hand went down upon hers and
imprisoned the velvet fingers.
"Florence!'' I murmured, "why did
you jilt me? Why did you cast me off?"
Her head drooped.
"I will tell you frankly," she said.
"I was mercenary, and you were not
rich. Mr. Cheswicke was a million
aire and and I madly threw as'de
vour love for his gold! Oh, Charlie!
Charlie darling, I have regretted it
ever since! My heart has wept tears
of bloo 1 over my mad mistake!"
Now. it happened or had a kind
Providence directed it? that I had
heard a different version of this story
that day had heard it from no less a
person than old Mr. Cheswicke him
self. She had engaged herself to him,
but he distrusted the disinterestedness
of iier motives, and ha 1 come to her
one day ami told her that his fortune
was gone lost in a mad venture, and
ho vvao a poor man. Sh had promptly
released him from the enragem.'nt.
So. I know jiiit what value t tet
upn the fair lady's "tale of woe "
Butso.ue elevil prompted me and I
stoope 1 an I kissed her upon the shin
ing, dark hair, which she wore in a
hujre knot at the back of her head.
"Poor child!" I said softly.
There was the rustle of skirts, a
Hash of white drapery, and, with a
irasp, I realized that my wife, stand
ing unobserved besi le the open win
dow, had overheard and witnessed the
With a muttered imprecation over
my own ma Iness I dashed through
the open window and followed hr.
"Daisy!" I called aloud, "wait, dear!
I wish to peak wth you!"
But she never stopped, never turned
to left nor right, and I followed in
mad pursuit. On. on. slight and frail
as she was. I overtook her and caught
her in my arms.
"Now tell me. my wife, what were
you going to do?'" I whispered.
she struggled to svt free.
"I am goinir away." she cried, in
dignantly. "You love that bad
woman, Charlie-! I will go and leave
you to your own devices."
"You will do nothing of the sort." I
returned, urmly. 'Come back to the
huse with in my darling. We will
cast out the evil sp'.rit. and henceforth
only love and peace shall reign within
With Daisy on my arm, I re-entered
the house, and there I told Miss War
dour in a few well-chosen words, that
I had fathomed her scheme to bring
discord and ruin into a happy home.
She listened in sullen silence: then
-he arose and coldly withdrew.
The next morning she entered my
waiting carriage and was driven to
the nearest station, she has gone to
Canada to live, and nobody here
mi-sos her. But, remember'.nc her
snbil fascination the fasciuation of
the serpent, I feel vry grateful that
eld Mr. Cheswicke had appeared in
time to keep me from falling into her
wicked net- For even the strongest
man is not always proof against a
wicked woman's wiles.
Japan's Cruel Divorce I ar.
Hanniker Heaton has been gather
ing somo very interesting marriage
statistici concerning the customs in
vogue in different countries, from
which one reads with amu-ement,
and perhaps a certain degree of
amazement, that throughout Japan a
man may get a divorce if his wife
talks too much Ordinary people
may suppose that thi- harsh law will
have the effect of curbing loquacity,
but it has not. Japanese ladies are
the most talkative of their sex. and
divorces are common among them.
In Thibet ; woman is entitled to
three husoands. In Melbourne a
man may secure a divorce if his wife
gets drunk three times, or if she
habitually neglects her household
dutie. N. Y. Sun.
Well Built Trnsnifnti
Model tenement houses have paid
well in Lon.ion ;dr Sidney Water
low made the fir-t experiment of the
kind in 1-j when he built at his
own expense four bloclis in Work
street, t'insbury. The buildinrs ac
commodated eighty families, rr 40")
persons, and such was their suc
cess that in three yea.-s. in con
junction .vith several friends, he
started the Impro.cd Industrial
Dwellings company, of which he is
chairman. That compan.' ha
spent over 1."Hm,0uj ia the erec
tion of dwellings on forty five
estates in London. The dividend
paid i five per cent, and the average
rent of each room is fi.ty cents.
The chopper's Weakness.
Lady Shopper What? You ask
3 a yard for this cloth? Why. lean
get it at Dreighgoods" for '2.
Clerk Yes madame But we're
offering this at our bargain counter.
Lady hopper, taking out her
purse Oho: Let me have ten yards
Nothing to Fear.
Bad Boy Com? out and play. Good
Boy I can't. Mamma wen down
town and said I mustn't go out until
she got back Bad Boy Y'ou needn't
bother about her. She'll get run
over by a trolley car before -he gets
back. Everybody does. - -Good News.
A cotton vest ma le from a piece of
cloth woven 11 year ago is owned bv
dohn II. Perry of Dr.vn, Ga. The
cotton va w.'-.-'j by Mr. Perry's
ELECTRICITY MADE BY WIND
At Slight Ezpensa It U ToMtble to Fit
Tour Iloase with Incandescent.
2scw York Press: Mr. J. A. Corcoran
of Jersey City has just conip'eted a
novel experiment in the application of a
windmill to an electric lighting plant.
The plant, though an experimental
one, is now in operation without as
yet a single mishap, and the storage
cells furnish current for twenty
four incandescent lamps in Mr. Corco
ran's residence. Everything points to
the complete success of the scheme.
The mill has a diameter of eighteen
feet, and at a speed of twenty milea
an hour is capable of delivering three-horse-power.
The dynamo driven by
belt from the main gear charges a set
of storage batteries. It is so designed
that throughout the wide variations of
speed of the windmill it maintains the
potential constant Mr. Corcoran
says that the application of a windmill
to run the dynamos of an electric
lighting plant will place electricity in
the homes of thousands, who can thus
secure their motive power from nature.
A windmill is not a very costly struc
ture, and any one who owns a bit of
open land about his residence can
erect one and fit up his simple electri
cal apparatus inside of it. The thou
sands of windmills one sees in travel
ing over the country, if Mr. Corcoran's
scheme proves a permanent success,
may be utilized for lighting the resi
dences of the owners and those of
their neighbors, as well as drawing
water for stock. One windmill will
light half a dozen residences at the
The machine in Mr. Corcoran's wind
mill occupies a tloor space of only
thirty inches square and fifteen inches
high. The dynamo has a maximum
current capacity of thirty-five amperes
at thirty-five volts and is put into
action when the speed is Go0 revolu
tions per minute, that is, when an
eight-mile breeze is blowing.
A great thing that deterred experi
ments with windmills was the wind
itself, but it is believed that success
can be had with the average rate of
7'i miles per hour that can be depend
ed on throughout the United States.
While the maximum and the minimum
rate, of course, vary during different
seasons at the sea-coast and in differ
ent localities, the average rate of 7 'i
miles can be obtained at almost any
point in the country. Near the sea
coast and in eievated localities the
average rate is much higher, and it is
in such situations that the first at
tempts will be made throughout the
country to apply the plan of generat
ing electricity with the aid of wind
So it will be readily seen that the util
ization of the waste forces of nature
is steadily pushing itself to the front.
Engineers now study applications
which were hardly considered proper
for a sane man to consider a dozen
Impoliteness is derived from two
sources indifference to the divine
and contempt for the human.
There is scarcely any popular tenet
more erroneous than that which holds
that when time is slow life is dull.
o human being can come into this
world without increasing or diminish
ing the sum total of human happiness.
One reason why there is not more
good being done is because so many
people want to wait until to-morrow
To be zealous of good works doesn't
mean to sit around and whittle while
your wife is hard at work trying to
make a living.
As freely as the firmament embraces
the world, or the sun pours forth im
partially his beams, so mercy mast
encircle beth friend and foe.
PROGRESS OF INVENTION.
Street cars were first ued in this
country in 1-jO and in England ten
Artificial wood for furniture, roofs,
insulators, etc., is now made by burn
ing magnesite together with wood,
shavings, sawdust, cotton, hair or
A German officer has invented a mo
tor in which a fine stream of coal dust
is utilized to drive a piston by explo
sion in the same manner as the gas in
! the gas engine.
A useful hand lamp is simply a vial
filled with heated olive oil into which
a small piece of phosphorus has been
dropped. The light will shine when
ever the bottle is uncorked, admitting
The new magazine rifle which the
French army is experimenting with
can be fired 100 times without being
taken from the shoulder and the
cartridges weigh only half as much as
In the British navy is the most sin
gular ship in the world, the Polyphe
mus. It is simply a long steel tube,
buried deeply in the water, the deck
rising only four feet above the water's
level. It carries no masts or sail',
and is used as a ram or torpedo boat.
At a recent meeting of the Japan
society in London the chairman made
a practical suggestion. He said that
the sound produced by bamboo pipes
was very soft and mellow; that it was
largely u.-ed by the Japanese in the
manufacture of musical instruments.
I and it seemed possible that organ
! builders might derive advantage from
the use of this reed for organ pipes.
An Egg Data.
A Paris plumber was repairing the
tiles of a house, when, his foot having
slipped, he fell off the roof into the
street below. Just then a market gard
ener's cart happened to pass by the
house, laden with baskets fnll of eggs,
and osier-cages containing live poultry,
and the man, falling into the midst of
this load, crushed two cages, killed
about a dozen, fowls, and finally was in
gulfed in an enormous basket of eggs.
When withdrawn from his liquid tomb
the plumber looked like an omelette,
but, excepting a few slight bruises, he
was safe and onnd.
'Hello, Banks. Been losing at the
races again, haven't you? Just your
blamed luck." '-Not much; away
ahead this time." "I thought so. 1
Can you lend me a five?" I
Aspiring Poet I'll set the whole
world ablaze yet. His Wife I do hopo
you wiU, dear. Would you mind mak
ing a fire in the kitchen stove just as
a matter of practice, you know.
Mr. Isaacs I sells you dot coat at a
great sacrifice. Customer But you '
say that of all your goods. How" do '
you make a living? Mr. Isaacs Mein
frient, I makes a schmall profit on the
paper and string-.
TA r.KTVf; WTTTT FiOXnOY
iaiiA.i.Mj n 1111 iaju,j.
VOICES MAY SOON BE HEARD
ACROSS THE OCEAN.
A nimetaliie Wire Which Will Accom
plish Wonder The New System lle
m quires no Patented Attuehuients to
Work It Cheap itntl simple.
it begins to look as if we would bo
able pretty soon to "ring up" Europe
over tho 'phone, saya the New York
World. Tho question of ocean tele
phony is being earnestly studied and
for a month past experiments tend
ing toward that end have been car
ried on. The results that have been
obtained are the talk of tho se'icn
Keen attention to the subject has
been caused by the invention of a
new electric wire, and according to
some eminent authorities, it may
revolutionize tho present system of
The problem, of how to b ing both
sides of the ocean within speaking
distance of each other has been ren
dered difficult because of the b cak
ing up of the sound waves, the leak
ing of the i.isulution and several
other technical obstacles of a like
nature. But it looks at present as
if all theie might be overcome, for
the now wire carries ouid perfectly
ana does not need anv insulation at
Strange as it may seem, however,
this very wire was known eleven
.. . r -i - - t i -.
w-- v . ku-iw b'capvAA ipj y " nvi sf
did not know it and remained ignor- '
ant of its great possibilities.
It is composed of a steel wie
coated over with copper, and simple
as the combination is, it apparently
solves the problem of long distance
communication. Another point in
its favor is that it may be used with
any style of transmitter, so that
there will bo no interference of valu
able patents to increase the cost.
Also, as communication can be made !
by it at the rate of 1.3 words per
minute, the advantage over the
present cable methods, which will
only allow twenty, is apparent. i
Early in 1$'S the Postal telegraph '
company, in extending its lines to
the West.employed a wire consisting i
of a steei core u: on which a thick ,
layer of copper was do, oited. This
conductor had a tensile strength
greatly exceeding that of any similar
line theretofore employed, and. in '
addition, had a much greater con- ,
ductivity. The results obtained with
this wire wcre telegraphically so
good that they at once suggested the
possibility of employing the line for
the tole honic transmission as well.
The voice could be easily heard be
tween New York and Chicago, aud
between New York and Cleveland the j
ordinary Bell magneto-receiver used i
as a transmitter was sufficient to '
carry on a conversation. But these
good rcsultj were attributed to the
large amount of copper in the wire,
and it was not thought that the steel
had anything to do with the in
creased transmitting property of the
Among those who witnessed the
experiments on the wire stretched
from New York to Chicago was Wil-
liam H. Eckert, general manager of
the Metropolitan telephone company.
and a brother of General Eckert,
prcsidont of the Western Union tele-
rraph company. Mr. Eckert attri-
outeu tne rreat success of ttie wire
to its coin- composeu 01 ootn steel mortal alliteration otherwise than a.
and copper, but his theory was a iesi.
laughed at and the affair wa- drop
ped. During the last month he made
a series of experiments with a sim
ilarly constructed wire, and the won
derful success obtained is what is
low the talk of the scientific, and
especially of the electrical world.
The experiments were carried on
near I'lainiield. X. J. A fine wire
compo-ed of steel and copper was
laid w'ithout any in-ulation on it for
a mile and a half through the water,
mud and slush of a country road.
When that length had been stretched
out a common, ordinary telephone
receiver was placed at each end of
the line and whispers were distinctly '
heard by tne men at the other end.
A heavy truck loaded with stone
ran across the wire, but it was mere
ly pushed deeper into the mud, and
the talking still went on.
A remarkable fact about this line
is that only one wire is Used. The
earth takes the place of the other
wire. The fact that part of the line
ran through a brook seemed to make
no difference in its workings: hence '
the inference of its working across
Mr. Fckert, who helped to carry
on the experiment, says regarding it:
"From its performance I have no
doubt that it would work perfectly
well across the ocean. Of course
that is a point to be arrived at, but
the little experiments that have been .
tried ought to demonstrate its prac-
-I was present when the experi
ments were made between New York
and Chicago. The distance is. I be
lieve, but l."d miles, and the line
worked perfectly. Had it Leon
stretched to San Francisco it would
have done just as well. In fact,
strange as it may seem, distance
seems to increase rather than retard
its working. The distance between
New York and an Francisco and
Xew York and the nearest point on
the other side are about the same:
therefore, the scheme is feasible.
Un the long premis -s is said to be
a long court room where persons
inimical to t'le society are tried and
condemned in their abs-nce. Officers
are selected to discover the so-called
cu'.prit and d al with him as directed
by the court. These officers are
called salaried so'diers. and have
been found armed with a coat of mail
and a belt of weapons concea'ed be
neath fieir blouses. The chief of
police has in his possession a photo
graph of a document bearing the
seal of the Chee Kung Tcng at Vic
toria. B. C. , purporting to be the
commission of one of these salaried
soldiers. It was found on the person
of one of these thugswhen a-rested.
Tne paper promised that if. fn the
discharge of his dutv. he should hap-
pen to be slain, -5'0 would b paid '
to his family; if wounded he wis to The repentance practiced before a
receive free medical attendance and ' sin is committed is the kind that need
$10 a month; if maimed and inca- ' eth not to be repented on.
pacitated for fu-ther-ervice. h? was ' Excess of grief for the dead is mad
to receive ?'." i and a free passage ne.ss: for it is an injur, t the living,
home He was directed to wound and the deal Kno - itn)L
and kill persons when so ordered by
the Ton aml if-for so doin he wa3
j sent to the state prison. ?l) was
' promised his family until his sentence
NEARLY TEN MILLION MEN.
Th Army I'rntu Which Cncle Sam 3liT
L'nir should Occasion niulre'.
An army of t90Oi)O men! How
I Napoleon's legions dwindle beside
this, and tho host which Grant.
Sherman and i-beridan led shrink to
pisrmid. says tho Boston Journal.
, This enormous figure represents
all the able-bodied men in the L'nited
. States available for military service.
But of course no such swarm of
fighters could ever bo mobilized in
this or uny other country. It would
overtax eveu American energy and
' resources to elothc and feed and arm
and maintain them in .idleness. The
figures have no practical military
value, but as a suggestion of the
' mighty military potentialities of the
young republic they are not without
their interest t the world. But
when we come to enumerate tho men
actually under arm- in the l'nited
States as trained and disciplined
soldiers we realize our present mili
tary significance. Besides the little
regular army of -.3,000 men thete
is a more or Ie-s thoroughly organ
ized and equipped force of 112, 1'JO
men in the national guard and mi
litia. That is. only about one man
in 10J of those of our citizens able
' to bear arms regularly engaged in
mastering the rudiments of the sol
dier's profession. New York, as
miukt bo expected, has the Iarcesc
military organization tot omcers
and U.7i men. Pennsylvania has
.1)11 officers and men: Ohio. t.r'.3.
Then comes Massachusetts, well up
in the list, wich .".titjti. Fiery South
Carolina, with J. 1 1 officers and
men. has an armed force out of all
proportion to its wealth and popula
tion, 'lhe New England states, o it
side Massachusetts have respectaido
little armies, ranging from Vermont s
751 to Connecticut's i7W. lhe
Southern states have large militia
organizations as a whole; the West
ern states very small ones. But tho
national guard is steadily growing
everywhere in numbers as in efficien
cy. It is fulfilling in a satisfactory
way its purpose of perpetuating
a knowledge of military art. and it
would be found to be a respectable
nucleus for a host of volunteers to
rally on in an emergency.
Tlio Tlircf !.
The famous toast to "the three
RV "reading." '-ritinir'' and "ri th
ine tic" is usually accredited to Sir j
William Curtis, lord mayor of Lon- j
don. in the year 17U.3. and for many ,
years one of the wardens of the j
tower. He proposed it at a dinner I
given by the London board of educa
tion in the days when Dr. Boll and
"Quaker" Lan caster were pleading
for increased educational advantages
for the poor. It was received with
great applause ami drank amid much .
merriment. But though recognized
at the time as a jest, it was after- I
wards taken up in earnest by Sir
William's detractors, who have
handed his name down to posterity
as a blundering ignoramus. A late
writer in one of the leading English ,
weeklies siivs that an atred ex-metn-
ber of the board of education, now
dece ised, assured him that sir Will-
iam (jiirtis, although a man of lim-
itoj education, was very shrewd, and
that it wa tho height of Dresump-
tion to sl,pposo that he used his im- t
"I expect these rich men are very j
Indeed they are. U hy. it was
only a year ago that George Gould
was obliged to pav husn money. '
You don't say so. I'm surpri-ed
that it is not in the papers, bo he
had to pay hush m 'iiey. How much
was he bled?"
"He only had to shell out twenty
five cents. It was for a bottle of
paregoric, or soothing syrup for the
baby. It squalls so that it scares
tno oata OIt tIie r0'- -lexas Mir
tiriou- Lantt In the Adironilaek-i.
Much of the land classed as
'meadow' in the Adirondack region
is a curious swampy soil, covered
with vegetation that ri-es so as to
hide the underlying cold, dark water.
One ma walk for miles upon such a
meadow, the feet sinking into it as
into a wat r-oaked sponge, and deer
frequently feed upon the gra-ses of
the meadows an t seemingly en jo - in
midsummer the perpetual cool foot
bath of their pasture.
Ill la-t Reort.
"How did Brown come to ve a lit
Failed in the grocery busins.'"
The noblest mind the best content
The pure refreshments life aro
the moral and intellectual.
You will soon become poor in earn
est if you try to keep all you get.
Iiood will, like a fstntd name, is got
by many actions, and lost by one.
Keep in a good humor with the
future it never did you any harm. j
A mans opinions are usually of
much more value than his arguments. J
Benevolence without love has no '
more heart in it than an auction block.
A lie has a dagger in Its hand, no
matter how well meaning it may look.
Don't fool with sin. Whoever plays
with knives will sooner or later get
As much hati can sometimes be put I
into a word as can be fired out of a
If no drunkard can go to heaven,
what is to become of the drunkard
Some men are bound in the devils '
ropes because they didn't try to break .
nis tnreais. i
Walk bodily and wiselv in the light
thou hast: there is a hand above will
If the old world likes you right
well, it is a sure sign that you are
ike the world.
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IL E. HENRY. Vice Pr-s'L
JOHN STAUFFER. Cwthiae.
if. BRUGGEIL G.W.HDLST.
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ULAItK tSK.YV. Cashier.
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n M. Wixslo'v, H. p H Or.iu.nicu.
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Or.uu kd T.oeke, Henry Loscke.
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of Business July li, 1S9&
Loans anl Discount- 5 2t,M7 3?
Real Fstate Furidturu and Fix
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Due from oth;r banks $37. -TK 11
Cash on Hand -...ltiTK 50.7 tt D
Total SJn,lM Ti'r
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