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VOLUME XXV. -NUMBER o.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 1894.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,253.
"'" All forms of gambling is forbidden
Cutworms arc doing some damage in
the vicinity of Hastings.
Steps i.rc being taked at Kearney for
a race meeting this summer.
Ladies of Fremont have inaugurated
the custom of horseback riding.
("uming county will have some new
buildings for its fair show this fall.
The central portion of Dodge county
experienced a very severe hail storm.
Mieep feeding is to be another big
business in Dodge county next winter.
'"'he Dodge county teachers' institute
will he held in Fremont June -." to Julv
Insurance rates have been raised in
Fairbury, whereat there is a loud pro
test. An effort is being made to have the
gambling houses of South Omaha
5en. Van Wyclc and wife have re
turned to their country home in Ne
braska. President Cleveland denies that he is
going to spend the heated term in Ne
braska. Uert Simpson, a former Omaha news
paper man, suicided in .Stockton, Cali
lornia. .lames Wales, a laborer, was struck
by a train near South Omaha aud killed
Thirty-eight members united with
First Congregational church in Lincoln
11. 11. ( res wold, of Dodge county
made a shipment of t'."0 head of cattle
A hundred citizens of Franklin have
hamh'd themselves together to form a
The republican state central commit
tee is called to meet at the .Millard ho
tel, Omaha, May --.'d.
The state pharmacists meet in Has
tings .lime 17. It is expected there
will be a large attendance.
A district fair association has been
organized at A rap iho. for the benetit
of Furnas and adjoining counties.
The house of Mrs. Heineof Fremont,
during her temporary absence, was en
tered by burglars and disappropriated.
hancellor Cantiehl of the State uni
ersity gave the eitiensof Mromsburg
an lnterestniir and iiistrue'-ive lecture.
Fruit in the vicinity of Hastings is
thought to have been considerably
damaged by the changeable weather.
Sneak thieves of Omaha are living
high from refrigerators which citi.ens
leave exposed in kitchens ami back
Ala "-table lire, in Omaha, the other
night seven animals belonging to the
American l.iscuit company perished in
Hon. W. .1. P.ryan has been invited
to deliver an address at the coming
. haiitampia in Fremont to the Modern
Woodmen of America.
The state board of health has offici
ally declared that a physician who ad
vertises himself is not guilty of "un
Mrs. Purrows of Nebraska City, taints
a divorce from her husband with whom
she has lived for thirty-live years. The
charge is drunkenness anil desertion.
A farmer at Imperial has kept a
double entry account with his dock of
hens aud finds by the balance sheet
that they hae returned a net profit of
SI per hen for the year.
There is great complaint at Norfolk
again over unjust freight lates, which
have caused another wholesaler to leave
tin-city for a field that is not discrimi
nated against by the railroads.
A colored man is working some Ne
braska town- for subscriptions to lift a
lixorltr.i'-o n a Kantist church in Coun
cil Willis. He hasn't anv creiJenii.iK !
and it is possible may be a fraud.
Dr. Solomon and other physicians of
South Omaha propose to drive out all
mid wives who are doing business in the
-Magic City contrary to law. There are
Nii'i io oe seveiuv-inree women thus I
Commander Church Howe spoke to a
large ami enthusiastic audience at the
opera liosi-t in Kearney. He urged all
old veterans who had never joined the
rami Army of the Republic to cornel
into the fob!. I
Charles R. Knapp. who has been run-
ning the Hotel Oxnard at Norfolk since I
last fall, left the other morning on the :
early ioux t lty train, leaving the bulk
of his rent bill and numerous other bills '
with merchants and help unpaid. I
The body of Harry Saults, aged 21,
was found hanging in the barn of :
t harles .lohpson, a fanner living in the
northeast corner of tirant township,
(Sage county. It was evidently a ease
of suicide, but no motive is assigned.
The following appointments are an
nounced from Washington: Charles II.
Adams of Nebraska, to be register of .
the land office at Proken Row, Neb.: I'eneral order No. 1. from headquar
Andrew .1. Robertson of Nebraska, to lets Department of Nebraska, t'rand
be re eiver of public moneys at Rrokeu j Annv f lht. r0jm,.lk., rcaih:
J"ow Neo. ,: , , ,. ,
,, , , . ., . ' "I nrsiiant to the establishment of a
imon learce broke jail again at i r.u.mnri:.l dav bv the nmioii.-.l ..,-,,.
lairburyand escaped from the sheriffs j
care. He was returned to the lad a
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us wav out. '
hi n!tiir lnni-iimcr- tin. .n.i-tiT V.,....l !
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k..v t. ... uui uouis an locKcu ana
his prisoner missing.
'1 he new village board of Kwiinr or-
ganized by electing J. A. Trommers-:
hausser chairman. A. A. F.gc clerk .and i
II S. C.ilmour treasurer. A remon-'
.tl-ntlii ll.MIl' l.-..Ci.t. t ..it mfqincl !,.-. I.-
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suance of saloon license the board ad
journed to consider the matter.
W. I Greene, of Kearney, has taken
the cue from Coxey and proposes to or
ganize a cavalry campaign this fall in
the interest's of the uopulists. lie of
fers his services aseommander-iu-chief j
and believes he can get five hundred
men throughout the state to follow
A; Oxford while John Seharbles was
driving a lumber wagon the front end !
gate came out and he was precipitated
under the horses, which became fright
ened and ran, dragging him two blocks, i
He did not regain consciousness and
died in six hours after receiving the in-,
A box of choice crystals, some of
them large and handsome, some in
groups, were sent last week from Xew
York cit3' by 3Ir. hazard Calm to the
state university museum. This will
make a nucleus for the proposed crvs-
talographic collection which will be '
made within the next twelve or fifteen i
months for the university.
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its course in the case of Allan Alford,
the young man who betrayed the con
fidence of his
f his employers, Kilpatrick
r.ros. t Collins, of JJcatricc, whose
name ne signed to five of their checks,
is now certain. The young man's fath
er refuses to intercede in his behalf,
ami expresses the wish that he may get
as heavy sentence as possible.
A little child of Thomas McDonald of
Tilden had a narrow escape from a ter
riuie death the other day. A lamp was
overturned in the little" one's lap and
she was instantly enveloped in flam-s.
uiek action saved her life, but she
wi.s frightfully burned aud will prob
ably lose the sight of one eye.
Nellie Cavanaugh has sued Cudahy,
the South Omaha packer, for S.'i.ooi),
forthedralhof Patrick Cavanaugh, her
husband, who was killed while work
ing on a building being erected by
Cudahy. Mrs. Cavanaugh by this
fatality was left with- three small chil
dren to support
Old soldiers of Lincoln and adjoining
counties rallied at Wallace to receive
Commander Church Howe of the G. A.
It. The town was decorated with Hags
and a general good time had. The M.
K. church was filled to overflowing to
listen to Commander Howe's address,
which was well received.
The petition for the removal of Fath
er Knglish from his charge in Hastings
was forwarded last week to Archbishop
Hennessey at Dubuque. It is said to
have contained but twenty-two or
twenty-three names. It is very prob
able that a remonstrance will fi-iiow
shortly, as the priest's friends no not
propose to stand idly- by while the op
position is busily engaged in trying to
accomplish his removal.
Miss Mary Sima of Fremont, a Bohe
mian girl IT years of age, had Henry
McMartin, a former brakeman on the
Klkhorn road, arrested, charging him
with committing an assault upon her
in the city park. When arrested Mc
Martin denied knowinganythingabout
the affair, but when Chief of Police
Nelson said he would go with him to
see the girl he wilted and acknowl
edged he was the person. He now lan
guishes in tiie county jail.
May sth was a gala day at Pine Ridge
agency, the event being the marriage
of ( hicf Yellow P.ird and .lulian Fcof
fey, two prominent Sioux Indians. The
attair was elaborately celebrated by the
.sioux generally. 'J he ceremony was
unique, being a blending of the old
time Moux and civilized customs, mak
ing it very- lomantic and yet impres
sive. The ceremony was performed by
11-v. Mr. s-nively in the Kpiscopiliau
chapel in the presence of a vast throng
of Sioux attired in all conceivable man
ner of dres and composed of all classes
in m itter of civilization.
'1 he Humane society met in Omaha
the other day to Sake a new start.
There were fifteen members present
and all were enthusiastic over tiie re
vival of the goodcau-e. The executive
committee was instructed to loiifer
with the committee from the Woman's
( hrMiau association and from the
philanthropic branch of the Woman's
club for the purpose of drafting a meas
ure which will se.-.ire a state law for
the prevention of the cruel treatment
of children by parents or guardians.
This measure will be introduced into
the next legislature in the form of a
Dixon, in Dixon county, his one in
teresting feature which is seldom seen
in western communities. (!. W. Hayne
is a popular blacksmith who has work
ed at the business su cessfully for forty
years. He is getting old, and not
having been hies cd with sons, he lia
traiiuel his two daughters. Miss Flor
ence, a-ed P.i. and Miss Almeda. aged
Pi. and they are both now verv compe-
i tent assistants. Tliev can polish plows.
use ihe sledges and do most any other
work which comes to the shop, and,
withal They are handsome, intelligent,
refined and cultivated ladies, and can
shine in tiie drawing room with the
same grace that they adorn their
A ( hall'ell dispatch says: District
court has been in session the past week
wiiii Hon. .s. .. Holeomb on the ben -h.
The ordinary grind was :lispoe I of the
first part ol the week. The most im
portant case was that of II. K. .lackett
against William Helm for shooting oil
the aim of the former. The cai-c was
fought bitterly ami resulted in a ver
uicl of not guilty. Mrs. .lackett at
once was overcome with hsteiia and
was earned uioauinir from the room.
At the present time she is in an uncon
scious condition and her life is in the
balance. Helm was tried for another
enc.ige 01 snooting, in winch case
state of Nebraska was plaint ill.
Says the Norfolk News: About the
middle of last June as ". S. Martin was
passing the residence of W. H. Wida
iiian the latter was out among the fruit
trees on his property. Mr. Martin stop
lied lor a chat, and in the course of the
conversation Widamau remarked that
seme of his apple trees, planted several
years ago, had not borne any fruit
Mr. Martin said he would Hk that limb
so it would be full of fruit next year,
lie was told to go ahead. Taking out
his knife Mr. Martin proceeded to make
a quarter-inch girdle around the limb,
cutting away the Lark only. This
spring the girdled limb is the only one
on the tree containing blossoms. Mr.
Martin says he has seen this remedy
tried many times and always with suc
cess !t was a Douglas county farmer
who first discovered this remedy. He
had tied a calf to an apple tree which
had never produced an ounce of fruit.
The rope around the tree wore away
the bark, and the followimr year the
tree was weighted down with fruit.
Memorial Day in Nelim-k:i
lm.IIt IO lltf 0WVv,.,j bv ,he momben, of i
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UUIltUL-UU Ul IIIU iifcua Oi OUI IilllCIl
comradoJs aiul :lr, directed in general
oruers No ,. fnm n.lUonal heSd uap.
mr. this .r,.,,,.;-.! . ..!..! u ,.,...i
Ihe department commander earn- i
estlv desires that evcrv post thromrli- j
out'the department shall join in "the
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services of this sad and sacred dav, and
;h.:t they alo comply with the rules
ar.d regulations by attending divine
services in a bodv on the Sundav ore
ceding same. " -
I'hen. comrades, in obedience to J
this order, in the services of this hal-
lowed day. mark tiie grave of every
allien soldier, dead, with the llair of
the nation. I ear them kind remem
brance, ami in a true soldierly spirit.
strew their silent homes with the choi
cest dowers of spring, which tell the
storv of lovaltv and love
" I he women s belief corps, ons 0j
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'terr.r.s. I laughters ot eterans,
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Mrs. Gertrude Hon- Council, of the
Woman's Itelief corps, has also issued
a general order in which she says:
"While v.e -trew flowers upon the
graves of our dead heroes let us not
forget to speak kindly and lovingly '
to those whose soldierlv
when under 1
minds us of the davs
southern skies they gave the last proof '
of fidelity to country and Hag. 1
"it is very desirable and fitting that
every corps in this department should
hold themselves in readiness to- assist
the Grand Army of the Kepublic in the
observance of this, our national Memo
rial day. in such a manner as the com
rades maj- elirect.
"Knlist the intercut of schoolchildren
in the noble work, thus making it a
day of instiueliou :ni patriotism to
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and all patriotic organizations are ' h' arouse and lake his place in the ; have alwavs thou-jrht vour-elf the olT-
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earncstly and cordially invited to join ! arena. It had imide him throw heart. spring of poor but honest parents. I
in the'se memorial oxereisfis. i nnd soul, and liii into tin. ,rr. .,...! . " . 1- . . . . "" " !
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On this day ail livmg comrades not nice feu- wealth and a name. Vain' "t-athci-" he as.ned -e-m it i i
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1? ' C-3v YKl L KEITH s
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' dreary little
room. The win-
-' 5 trv wind was
fullv down the
abroad. A lone-
ly room poorly
onlv a "host of a
fire in the rilsty
grate. He bent
over his desk, and the hand white
nnd frail as a woman's which held
the pen, was traveling rapidly over
the white page before him. His faee
was the faee of a picture, a beautiful.
sad picture, with its wonderful eyes, !
blue as violets, fringed with long, j
golden-brown lashes; a golden mus- j
tachc shaded the short upper lip; his :
mouth was like a Cupid's bow.
Straight, delicate features; a broad,
low brow with a raass of golden-brown
hair; a tall, slender figure: ami there
you have my hero. Rilt words fail
to t'onvcv an ade'iuate idea of the
dreamy beauty of that perfect face; j
its ivory-like skin and fragile hue. J
lie was delicate as a woman: over-
sensitive, highly strung, nervous, and, ;
ithal. a genius. j
The golden head drooped over the ,
manuscript before him, and ihe white
hand raced over the page until leaf
after leaf of the work was completed.
He was writing a play. He was actor
as well as author, ami in this play he
was to assume the leading role. Int6
this play he had thrown all the
strength of his genius: an. I h's powers
of creation, all the beauty and pathos
which crowded in upon his brain as
the plot unfolded itself. Such beanli- j
ft:!, lender scenes would bring tears i
to the eyes of a worldling. Such ex
quisite love passages: such dainty wit,
and touches of sarcasm. A gr;i:id play
a play which ought to have brought
him fame aud fortune: but not a play
to be appreciated b- the multitude.
It was beyond the comprehension of I
the "common herd."' i
On, on, he worked, occasionally lift- j
ing his head to glancj at the tiny
ciocK on tiie mantel. J lie Hours wore
on: the fire died out in the grate, but
he never knew it: the wind arosj
higher, and shrieked and tore about
the old leneinent-housc, but Cyril
Keith was deaf to all externals, and
knew i nothing of the storm. The
hours Hew by. The clock had not
been wound, and at last it stopped,
and there was not a sound to break
the dead silence, save the scratching
of the pen upon the pap jr. and the
moaning of the wind outside.
The writer was growing paler and
paler. He was weak for want of food,
and the work that he had set himself
to do that night was far too much for
his feeble strength. Put his brain
was preternatirally bright and active,
and the pen Hew on over the paper.
Cor renins docs wli it it inn-it,
Wlnle talent does viial it cm '
The pen dropped at last from his
nerveless fingers numb, too, with the
cold which had crept in at numerous
coiners and down the chimney filling
the room with a biting, stinging at
mosphere. He pushed oaek his chair
and arose to his feet, numbed and
"I declare it is 3 o'clock! Why., the
clock has stopped. It must be later.
And the fire is out and the room like
the North Fo'e, and I am faint and
weary and hungry but" the light of
genius irradiat'ng the beautiful worn
face-"my play is done.and well done!
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my heart. Only think" he went on
with his solilofpiy after the manner of
those who are accustomed to being
much alone. "It i all mine, and I am
to appear in it. My first appearance
upon the boards of a real theater. I
have acted in amateur companies time
and again, but this means something
more. This is profess'onal. and means
th" opening door lo my future fame
and fortune and and her. Oh! the
divine light in tlu glorious eyes, and
the ring of ecstasy in the low. sweet,
Xow. when one finds a man so en-rros-ed
in dreams of fame and
future success, it is usually
safe to infer that there is a woman in
the ca-c. Some fair, sweet face to
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hand to beckon. It was ntst such a
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('"oii.is. as tins, wuieii matie tvru
are won. do tnoy always bring happi-
ncssV Like the fly, embalmed in am- !
"Type of the poet. peri-h'd in hi- fl.-.m-?. I
IVho dies to Ic-ivc the luster of a name I
And l-e cazed upon still, in crystUlized fame "
Hut Cyril Keith had no thought for !
anything bul the dainty bit of pink- ;
and-wnite, the sweet, fair faee with j
its melting dark eyes and wealth of
golden hair: the lovely Miss Vavasor.
Queen of her select circle, rich, a so
cial success how dared he aspire to
such as she? It was madness, folly,
suicide. All the same, it was true,
ami for her he had toiled for her, al
though he knew not that she would
smile upon His suit. Maude Vavasor
was a soulless Mammon vorship?r,
as unlike this poet, as tiroes is unl'ke
gold, yet the glitter is there. She
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had met him at certain rcecptions.and
had chosen to smile Upon him, just to
piqile "the other one"' For there waa
another suitor, another Richmond in
the field, before whose wealth and po-
) sition Cyril Keith paled into insignifi
cance. Only he did not know of tins
suitor, and no one had the heart to
refer to him in the presence of the
Itwas cruel and mistaken kindness
for Cyril was a slave to the siren and
believed her slightest word. lie had
I determined to write a play and appear
, in the leading role and by putting his
' whole heart and soul, and strength of
brain and will, and talent, into it. he
hoped to touch her, and to win from
her ruby lips a hope that in the future
she would be his. So he had toiled
early and lal?, and as he wrote,
the part he intended playing became
so familiar to hint that to-night, with
the play finally completed, he knew
that he was letter-perfect and could
go upon the boards to-morrow if need
be in his new role.
He stood before the lifeless grate,
with a hectic fiiish burning upon his
cheeks, and a feverish sparkle in his
eyes, and felt neither cold nor hunger.
There were llecks of blood upon his
dips but he knew it not.
'.My darliiiL'."" he mumured tenderly,
'my beautiful darling! Am I worthy
And Satan laughed as he listened.
The night for which he longed so
eagerly, feverishly, came at last. He
was to make his first appearance be
fore the public in a "real theat'r,"
and he was in a nervous tremor. Miss
Vavasor was Io appear in a proscenium
box with several of her fashionable
friends, among them Lord Clarence
Montford, the Fii'.'lish nobleman, "the
other one." He wa. Miss Vavasor's
favored suitor, and to pique him she
had been kind to Cyril Keith. He was
really a titled nobleman. To win a
title. Miss Vavasor would have borne
any sorrow, descended to.any humil
ity. To that one glittering aim her
heart was anchored: to become Lady
Montford she would have sold her best
' friend into bondage She had lured
j Cyril Keith on, with the hope of iu
I citing the nobleman to a proposal.
She had done her best. Will she siic-ceed-.'
To-night she was fai- as a drcam
wonian. in her robe of snowy silk
trimmed with gold, and a white p'.us'i
opera-cloak. Her beautiful hair was
sparkling with diamonds: sho was tiie
loveliest woman in the groat tluat -r.
which was literally jvicked until there
Was not even standing room Tiie
story of the young writer ha 1 gotten
a'nvad in some way, and public inter
est was excited, public curiosity
aroused. The play began and pro
gressed. Cyril Keith proved a reve
lation to even tho-e who knew him
best. He was grand. Kven the crit
ics, who came to condemn, could not
refrain from admiration. The cur
tain was about to arisj upon the last
act the act in which the young poet
in thy play was to be- rewarded by the
hand of the woman he loved so madly,
and for whose sake he had tolled and
striven. Just before the curtain rose,
a note was handed to Cyril Keith. He
lore it open and read these words:
'Mt.ir Knead Cvril I lornv yon will lie
plcnsPil at inj rood lot time v.e h:ie lfen
Kooil frieii'ls. hue' we not - So i m n;o !...', 1
to tell you fi.it lo ni -lit I hive promise! to
lH'.oni" tli- wife ol I.1111I ' arenee M. lit lord
Only tlnn ol it I.;ily Monti Tor V. I inn mi
el.ited 1 mut ! II smiie one and so I t( II yon.
L'o:i;r.itul.it'' mo Vonr mend. M.-.ruK ' ,,
Once, twice, three times the pale
lips read it over, the perspiration
standing in drop; up m his white
brow, his hands clinching the brutal
letter until he lost all power to feel.
The call to the stage soundc I in his
ears; the audience must not be kept
waiting. Some one touched his arm.
(jood heavens! man, you are ill!" a
voice said, which sounded far oft" like
distant thunder. Rut he drew awav
from his interlocutor and passed out
upon the stage.
.slowly and falteringly he went
turough the pari, until he came to
v.-he re the hero tells the heroine of his
"I would have lain my life down for
you.'" so ran the words of the nlav.
lust then his
eyes met the Hushing.
j triumphant orbs of Miss Vavasor in
stage-bow and at her side, the
portly form of the Knglish nobleman.
j Lord Clarence Montford.
j Slowly the great blue eyes of the
I actor dilated; he caught his breath
! with a gasp: ree'el unsteadily toward
j the box where she sat in all her glow
I ing beauty gazing cruelly down upon
j him. like Mephistophelcs gloating over
! a lost soul. Then, with a faint moan
he fell fell, and the blood streainiii"
1 over his white lips crimsoned the
! When they lifted the golden head
, life was quite extinct. Cyril Keith
had made his first an I last appearance
in the play which was destined to
'brinir him fame and fortune, now- that
1 he no longer needed it. an L send his
name r'nsring down the aisles of time
i in posthumous glory.
So many of us become famous
1 after we are dead!
I When tiie news was brought to
,' Maude Vavasor the future Lady
i Montford in her laee-draped box
the announcement of the young man's
I tragic death, her beautiful face paled
I slightly, she bit her red lips nervously:
'How very sad and and shock
ing!" slit exclaimed.
The old man pondered long
.'iy son. ne sum. at- icmriii. 111 a
"Hov."' he exclaimed,
arrived at an ac when
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Leading tho way to the attic, with
trembling, eager hands ho removed
a few loose boards and showed his
child how he made the
lose a couple of hundred feet every
"Dey has done bruk de
"Vou doan say so."
"She done tas'cd a. persimmon dnt
warn' ripe, au" he misconstrued de
pucker an' kis-l i.- r. '
SHAMED BY A PARROT.
nrllllant Idea of a Knight or the Fot
Cop to Increase ISimincss.
At certain dental rooms in Wilkes
barro, Pa., thoy have a parrot which
greatly assists in the work of ex
tracting tedtll. 'i'ho parrot's name
is Caesar. Ho is a fine spcciiilcu df
his species, his intelligence being
something marvellous. Dr. Wcllcr,
who has charge of tho rooms, says
ho would not part with the bird fot
ny money. And no wonder, the
parrot brings grist to his mill. The
bird does its work this war:
A man comes to have his tooth
pulled. Ho gets into tho chair and
then his courage fails him. He tells
the dentist that tho pain has gone
away and that ho will postpone- tho
operation until tho next da. In
nirto cases out of ten the dentist is
unable to persuade the patient that
it will ho to his bodily comfort to
have tho iriolar extracted. Then,
when tho man gets up out of his
chair, tho parrot, who has been
watching him all the time, takes
him in charge.
"Oh. coward," yells tho parrot,
you haven't the nerve of a chicken."
The man looks around in conster
nation. The parrot is partly hidden
in his big Gage behind tho screen.
Tho man with the toothache turns
around to the knight of tho forceps
What remarks wcro those you
I said nothing," replied tho
dentist; "it was the parrot who was
The gentleman is then introduced
td the parrot. A pleasant conversa
Nice morning," says tho parrot;
tooth pulled? No! You bettor;
catch cold when you go out; better
have it out and be. douo with it; lots
people have teeth pulled this morn
ing." The man with tho toothache is so
dumbfounded over tho parrot's talk
that ho hardly knows what way to
turn for tiio titno being. Then the
parrot urges him on again, saying:
4(Jo on, it will only take a min
ute; tho doctor is waiting for you."
This is too much for tho man.
lie goes back to tho chair and has
the tooth removed. Then tho par
rot jumps all around his cage and
says: "Oh, ain't I happy: I feel so
happy with my big tooth out"
That parrot," says tho dentist,
"can talk anybody into getting a
tooth pullo.l. Wo had a farmer in
tho other day. Ho wanted all his
teeth taken out and a new set made.
Wo wanted him to take gas. Tho
old man said:
" 'Well, now, by gosh! I don't
know about that. I often heard of
people blowing out gas and then dy
ing; I don't think I'll risk it.'
" Good boy,' shouted tho pa-rot,
'sensible man; don't you take gas;
just sit down there and nulling your
teeth will bo just as easy as husking
"When the farmer looked around
and saw tho parrot ho said:
"Weil, I declare; why, that bird
talked like a man. I guess I'll take
his advice an 1 let you crack away at
There was no trouble in pulling
the old man's first two Iceth. but
when tho third one came ho jumped
two feet in tho chair.
That was a nerve clincher.' said
tho parrot. It won't happen again,
.lust keep nice and quiet now and
soon yodr teeth will be out'
This soothing advice had a calm
ing oiTect on tho farmer, and he sank
back into the chair perfectly satis
fied with what had taKcn placo and
what was to come. When the job
wao through the parrot said:
'Well done; there isn't one man
in a thousand who could go through
such an ordeal; vou must have a
i wonderful constitution. '
j "The farmer smiled and said he
guessed he had."
Tiirnpil to Stone.
A remarkablo case of petrifaction
was discovered when the body of
Solomon Krepps was exhumed in
Taylor's cemetery, near Brownville,
I'a., for removal to another gravo
yard. Tho grave was near tho fenco
which separated tho cemetery from
the national pike, and it is supposed
that water percolating through the
limestone roalbed had kept tho
body covered with a calcareous solu
tion. The clothing was found well
preserved, although the burial took
place eight years ago. The hair and
beard wero crisp and felt like threads
of glass. The body was entirely
turned to stone, and so hard that
smart blows with a pick made no
Nearly 36,00) tons of tobacco a-e
annually consumed in France, ac
cording to recent statistics. Of this
some 2i),0)0 tons ao used for smok
ing. 1,1'oj for chewing and the re
raaindoe for smtlf. This is an in-
crease of 7,01) over the consumption
of twenty years ago, but there has
been little change in the last ten
I years, except that tho quantity o."
' suit? used is gradually diminishing,
I Nearly a ninth o." the tobacc is con-
sinned in Paris and its suburbs.
a Slum;. That's Seidam e-eii.
It may not bo generally known
that I -nolo Sam m-ii.t- n,,n r,r,t..
' stamp that is not for sale, i. e.'. the '
I second-class matter stamp. This !
! btamn. new or eane-led. nvm-m..
1 out of the hands of postoffice o licials.
1 ostac-e on periodicals is prepaid by
the pound in cash, and the re
ceiving cleric cancels these special
stamps to tho value of the postage
thus prepaid and forwards the can
celed stamps lo tho department as
Xot Very Encourajjin;;.
Johnnio Masher I dreamt last, '
"- ni.". 1. piui'uai!.i io..ju.
... ! . Lo1n'?croffin-1 hero . s
ewctently a bond of sympathy be-I
tween us. I, too, dreamed last night J
that you proposed, and that I re-,
jected you and then my big brother j
kicked you down tho front door steps, j
and the dog bit a chunk out of you. I
One Way of Increasing Compensation
Tom, the bookkeeper Why do
yoa work so hard? The firm doesn't
give yon any greater pay for it
f'corge, the clerk I "know that,
but when I'm working I forget how
small my salary is Chicago Record..
A NO-TO-BAC MIRACLE
PHYSIC VL PERFECTION PRE
VENTED BY THE USE OF
An Oltl-Titner of Tirenty-threo Years
Tobaccd Clietrltiff nnd Smoking Cured,
and Cains Tttcntj rounds In Thirty
Lakh Geneva, Wis., May 7. Spe
cial. The ladies of our beautiful little
town are making an interesting and
exciting time for tobacco-using hus
bands, since the injurious effect? of
tobacco and the case with which it can
be cured by a preparation called Xo-To-lac
have been so plninly demon
strated by the cure of Mr. F. C. Waite.
In a Written statement he says: "I
smoked and chewed tobacco for
twenty-three years, and 1 am sure that
my case was one of the worst In this
part of the country. Even after I went
to bed at night if I woke up I would
want to chew or smoke. It was not
only killing me, but my wife was also
ailing from the injurious effects. Two
boxes of Xo-To-lac cured me, and I
have no more desire for tobacco than I
have to jump out of the window. I
have gained twenty pounds in thirty
days, my wife is well, and we are in
deed both happy to say that No-To-lac
is truly 'worth its weight in gold'
The cure and improvement in Mr.
Waite's case is looked upon as a mira
cle in fact, it is the talk of the town
and county, and it is estimated that
over a thousand tobacco users will be
using Xo-To-lSac within a few weeks.
The peculiarity about Xo-To-Hac
as a patent medicine is that the mak
ers, the Sterling Kemcdy Company,
No. 1S Randolph street, Chicago, ab
solutely guarantee the use of three
boxes to cure, or refund the money,
and the cost, $'.'.. IO, is so trilling as
compared with the cxp-ensive and un
necessary use of tobacco that tobacco
using husbands have no good excuse
to offer when their wives insist upon
their taking Xo-To-Ihic and getting
result in the way of pure, sweet breath,
wonderful improvement in their men
tal and physical condition, with a
practical revitalizaMnn of their nico
An accident of an extraordinary na
!tne occurred nt the Ralte Theater,
Aston, nearlHrmiugliam. Thestagowa?
lighted by two electric lights, and
when the candles wcro not burning two
brncs connections, used for tho purposo
of crossing the current, wero hung up
over the orchestra. After the perform
ance of the pantomime, Mr. Uruno, Ihe
euphonium player, was leaving with
tho other members of the band, when,
presumably out of curiosity, ho caught
hold cf the two brass connections re
ferred to. The man in charge called
out to him with the object of warning
him of the danger he was incurring.
Tho warning, however, camo too late,
Mr. Bruno received tho full shock of
the electric current generated by tho
powerful battery which supplies tho
whole of the lamps in tho building and
grounds. It is .said that the candles
not being thn burning Mr. Lruuo was
unable to disengage himself, and pulled
he wire down. Tho shock rendered
him insensible. Medical men were
soon in attendance and restoratives ap
plied, but Mr. Bruno died in forty min
utes afterward.- London Times.
" AllErTEl. ANI WM.I. AI'I'KAi:."
One eveninc while m liuini;
In my asy chair. roj'i:iii:j;
Over Ihe Iscfc o inic religion and tLe dearth o
A HOicmn-vfragnl lidy.
Who was nuicly on the haily
Side of thirty. ent-reJ firoadly, a:id to crush nit
" I sent a poem hero, s'r."
Slid tLe lady, cruwinn lii-rrr,
"and the subject which I'd choat'i, you rcmeudicr,
sir, was ni7.
I'nt altuoHsh I've rcinrrd your paper,
S.r. lij Min'felit. nas ami t.ij r,
I've discovircd of t'itt poeni not a solitary tliin f
She was imisrul.-ir and wiry.
And her tc mj cr. su e. i lif ry.
And I knsw tu pacify Iit 1 would have to fib lite
So I tulil her tha her vere.
Which trruerrat. hid couiftto hle's li".
We'd rrcivel jtjst sity-oiic ou 'Srin."o uhitb
wtl printed one.
Aud, I added, we're decided
That tl.fj'd ln-ttf r l.e d.ic"ed
Amons the jrars that fallow one to each succeed
S. your work. I'ra pleaded to mention,
Will n cvit our liet attf ii'ion
In the year of niuetciii-.orty, v.heu tho birds
bfgin to sicR.
Skill in IMiication.
It loots as if the time had come for
us to thoroughly overhanl onr notions
of education, and devote ourselves to tho
training of skillful workmen as weli a3
astute doctors and lawyers and minis
ters aud politicians. The benefactor of
the future is not so ranch the man who
makes two blades of grass grow where
one grew before as he who can make
one blado of grass as good as two put
If we keen on developing
our material resources, there will come ,
a time when their production tv ill be
unprofitable, and our only salvation
will be to increase them a thonoand-f old
in value bv the application of ."kill. A .
bale of cotton is a big, bulky affair; but '
' worked up into little spools of thread it I
' ,s increased m value a thousand-fold.
France might havo exported by 1
ship-load thousands of tons of clay 0
I Bi'GS' all( not uaTe recfeil hack
r rauce might havo exported by the
; mr,cu as sne Sets from ono delicate Iit-
tie Sevres vase. America has already
' proved by her manufactures that the
P1"0'1'" of skill far outweigh in value
. the products of mere force; and, morc-
ve.r Jbat her, skil, wlie? thoroughly
tnu??d " ,to !e mhei &&t c
.0"u: . ma'. "" aiusu leie.scope
that shall exccll in power any yst made,
she passes the fine work of Munich and
the shops of Franenhofer to come to
Cambridge, where Alvan Clark's skill
ful hands will turn out lenses that beat
the world. Spriny field Republican.
A Cure rou Scab let Feveb. The
following recipe from the Country
Gentleman ehows the efh'cacv of the
I sulphur care: The foreign journals
quite generally notice the successful
,Mlmni.f f c-.W f-v,. l.v Tir TT '
treatment of ecarlet fever by Dr. H.
Pigeon, by the use of sulphur. Itap- !
pears ti,at pjj te cascs iu wijich he em- '
pl0ved this remedv were well marked, ,
and" the epiderrais'on tho arms in each
case came away like the skin of a snake. I
The patient was thoroughly anointed !
twice daily with sulphur ointment, and i
live or ten grains of sulphur given in a
. -..,, --
little jam three times a day. Sufficient 1
sulphur was burned twice daily on coals I
on a Bhovel to fill the room with the ;
fumes, and, of course, was thoroughly j
iuhaled by the patient. Dr. Pigeon
asserts that, under his mode of treat
ment, each case improved immediately,
and none were over eight days in mak
ing a complete recovery.
COT DAMAGES FROM THE EARL.
An I.'nslisli Scri:ip jlalU Who KrrtteCtl
to t'art'y Co:l for ('luiu-arty.
At the Hrompton county court. tho
other day, Captain Head claimed i."ir
from tho carl of C'lancarty for
breach of agreement in tho
hiring of a furnis.icd houso.
10 Lowndes square. says tho
Westminister Cnzettt'.. Tho defendant
signed an agreement to take tho houso
in question from September -.5 last
to November IS at tho rent of 100
lCs. This document contained a
clause to tho effect that his lordship
should retain on the promises tho
landlord's housemaid, named White,
the former paying her thrco shillings
per week for washing and beer and
half her wages, 'J2 per annum, be
sides providing her with Hoard.
Miortiy after his lordship and hia
servants took up their abode at 10
Lowndes square, tho carl ot C'lan
carty tent the butler to the house
maid with an order io make a lire in
Lady iTancarty's room. White re
plied that it was not her place to
carry coal while an able-bodied
footman was in tho house.
Kventually, however. she did
light tho lire, but expressed her
opinion that it was not her duty to
carry coal, inn lorusntp, on oeiug
informed of this, wrote her a note
reproving her for what he termed
impertinence' and telling her to
pack up and leave the house. Later
on Lord C'lancarty oiTcrcd her a
month's wages in lieu of notice, but
the plaintiff declined to accept it ot
to leave the house. Hie stated that
she was turned out at D:'" ) p. m. by
the aid of a policeman. One of tiie
neighb rs sheltered ho until the
mo ning, when she took tram to her
pa cuts' home in Taunton. Defend
ant, who was staled to bo unable at
present to leave his lesidenee at
1'allinasloe, Ireland, was represented
by counsel, who stated the defense
io be that the girl on refusing to
carry coal behaved impertinently,
and defendant was legally within
his right in discha ging her. Wis
honor said th it clearly Lord (lan
carty had no authority to dismiss
this servant. He (tho learned
judge) did not think that in a noble
man's family a housemaid should bo
asked to carry coal, and hi; was of
opinion that the git I had t-vated bis
lordship with the greatest rispect
possible. He found for the pltintilT
for L'1'5, but disallowed "J railway
fa e and express to Taunton. .Juug
ment was entered accordingly, with
'Iiinpsc l'rer .
When, on the death of a Chinese
neer. an imperial decree has been
j obtained nominating his successor,
it does not follow that that successor
! can at once a-suino the title and
; draw his pay. On the contrary.he is
! required lirst of all to go into mourii
I ing for his father, grandfather or
j uncle, as the case may be. If he is
; a Manchtt he can got this over in a
! hundred days for the Manehtis wero
a practical folk. and. though they
yielded something to Chinese preju
I dices, would not yield too much -i
but if he is a Chinaman he must
mourn for twenty-seven months.
1 This was the cause why the lato
! Marquis Tseng did not. though hi-
father died in l.S7 lake up the title
until September, 171. when he was
again called into a second twenty
seen months' mourning for his
mothe -. His mourning over. the new
peer should go to court and bo pre
sented to the emperor. There- are.
apparently, no succession fees,
thouuh the otlicials of the board con
cernedthe home otlico and the
I horse guards of China contrive to
exact fees on the lirst issue of a
patent. These patents should be
made of tho best white silk, and en
them should be p-inted a copy of the
decree granting the title.
Ton Cool to lt IScncsi.
Tietor Sclm leher, tin eminent
writer, politician, and republican
philanthropist who died latoly in
France, alter au honorable life of
nearly ninety years, had a quick eye
for dishonesty of character. As a
j deputy, he voted to permit the re
turn of Louis Napoleon to r ranee,
believing that tho time had come
for ttnive:sal forgiveness. Louis
Napoleon read a speech thanking the
deputies, and full of apparently frame
protestations of fidelity to the re
public. Sch'i'Ieher shook his bead
when he heard this speech. '!
watched him through 1113- glass," he
said, "and his paper never trembled
in his hand. He is too cool to be an
honest man. We shall have occasion
lo legist his coming into the coun
try."' This estimate proved quite
true, for in a few years L tiis ?a
poleon had, by a most remarkable
series of falsehoods and betrayals.
overthrown the republic and po
sensed himself of despotic power.
'-The remain-? of an immns. deet
wcro diseovcied recently near I'unta
Kassa, J-ia , 111 a swamp known a
Alonro s eyprf-s s wain p. It is saiel
to re-emb!o the '.vo'l-known prehis
toric Irish elk. and is the only sp"-i-men
of that kind ever found in this
country. The ant ers. which are in
a perlcct state of preservation, meas
ure eight feet aal eluven inches
from tip to ti).
Tiie- i'cni'r." r:irent.
"How did you sr't along when you
told your father of ou.-engagement?'
asked the timid young man.
"Oh, dear!" she answered, "it was
dreadful. I'm so ashamed of papa."'
"Was he unfavorable?"
That is no name for it When I
talked to him about our living on
love in :i cottage on seven dolki'-o a
week I couldn't make him listen to
reason at all."
IVtroIeum as :. : n.-l 0:1 Kn-in-"..
The liuenns Ayrcs Creat Southern
railway has made some successful
trials of petroleum as a fuel for its
locomotives. The intention is to
substitute petroleum for coal on this
line in order to avoid the danger of
settin- lire to tho pampas by sparks.
:it only i.i,i:itiin.
Friend of tho Family -Aren't you
afraid to let your husband take "the
trip into tho mountains at this sca-
son of the year?
Mrs. Billus Tt drives me nearly
frantic to thin'c " ; Fi.t his life
is wll ins i-d f'.ngs.
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