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VOLUME XXV.-NUMBER 6.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 1894.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,254.
Work has begun on the Friend walcr
O'Neill was twenty years old last
A mad dog1 was killed in UufTalo
county the other day.
An effort is to be made to revive the
Lincoln roadster club.
Nebraska City is preparing for a pood
celebration on the 4th of .July.
The Republican claims that Wayne
isdiscriiuinated against in freight rates.
Fragments of wood were thrown
more than thirty feet in every direc
tion. Frank Delamatyr of Fremont shipped
a car-load of fine horses to Itoston last
General Kusscll of Schuyler will de
liver the Decoration day address at Te
cumsch. The new postmaster of Humboldt has
received his commission and entered
upon his duties.
A small boy at McCool pulled two cat
fish out of the Illue that weighed thirty
two pounds combined.
Over 200 men have taken passage at
Lincoln for Norfolk, where they will
work in the beet fields.
lied ("loud is going to have a new
Oitholic church. JSids for the building
of it will be opened June 1.
After a long dispute North Platte
has decided that a S2.1.0C0 high school
building will about fill the bill.
Judge Sullivan of Columbus is being
discussed as a possible candidate for
congress on the democratic ticket.
September Mi, 20 and 21 are the dates
that have been set apart for the Hurt
county fair, to be held at Tekamah.
Pawnee City .Methodists intend to re
build the west wing of their church,
which was damaged in the recent
The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
C. C. Mayer of Stanton slipped on the
floor of the house, by which she broke
The Wayne Democrat calls tipon the
county board to do business right or
get out of the way for men who can
A baseball contest between the mar
ried and single men of Gothenburg re
sulted in a victory for the latter. The
score was I'.i to II.
Postmasters have been appointed for
Nebraska as follows: Canton, I'ox
Unite county, l. (J. A. Dickinson, vlee
S. If. Wright, resigned.
Nebraska fourth-class postmasters
have been appointed as follows: Erin,
Garfield county, Andrew Phillips, vice
Michael O'Connor, resigned.
The scarlet women arc being driven
out of Sioux City and many of them
have pitched their tents across the
river on the Nebraska shore.
A Nance county farmer dug up two
wolf nests and captured a doen little
hungry coyotes, which he promptly
killed and carried to market.
A lodge of Ancient Order of Hiber
nians has been organized a few miles
northeast of Schuyler, in a district
known as the "Irish Settlement."
Lightning struck the German church
cn miles northeast of Wayne and
damaged it to the extent of about S.VM),
which is fully covered by insurance.
Teachers of Plattsmouth will work
the ensuing year at reduced wajcs.
Those receiving S15 or over are given a
10 per cent cut; under that amount .
Harry Pinneo, the 1 --year-old boy
who was foil nd with the tramps who
assaulted Conductor Itrown in Cuming
county ivas taken to the reform school
Attorney .J. A. Dudgeon of Arapahoe
has accepted the invitation to deliver
the Memorial day address to the ICear
sarge association of naval veterans in
The 1-year-old daughter of .lames
Cook of .Julian was run over by a Mis
souri Pacific train. One of her little
feet was so badly mangled that ampu
tation was necessary.
The citizens of Fremont arc raising a
fund of $.1,000 to further investigate
the water powei canal project. Some
of the leaders in the enterprise are san
guine the canal will be built.
The Fxchange bank of Long Pine has
ariangedtogo into voluntary liquida
tion. The capital stock was S10.000
and when the bank reported m Decem
ber it had ?1 3, Got l in deposits.
The supreme court has decided that
Mike Lamb, the Koone county farmer
who was convicted of cattle stealing in
the court of Platte county, shall serve
his allotted time in the penitentiary.
A half-Saturday holiday movement is
on in Omaha and promises to become
quite general. Wholesale and joubing
houses have entered into an agreement
of this kind to stand until Septem
Henry Grebe, an ex-sheriff of Doug
las county and who for several terms
served in the territorial legislature,
died last week. An unusually large
concourse followed his remains to the
A burglar attempted to break into
the drug store of Dr. Langley at North
Platte, but was frightened away by a
woman who came on the scene with a
revolver and barely misled his head at
the first shot.
Fred Wagner, a farmer living near
Norfolk, tried to uncoil a spool of
barbed wire, when the wire slipped
from his nerveless grasp and an inven
tory of the wreck showed he had lost
three links of his nose.
The crop of small grain promises to
be very light hereabouts, says a David
City exchange, owing to severe cold
weather damaging a portion of it, mak
ing the stand light. Some are talking
of planting their oat ground to corn.
The date of holding the inter-state
district Grand Army of the Republic
reunion m Superior lias been changed,
owinr to the District Fair association
choosing the same date for its races, f
The reunion will be held July 30 to
The sugar beet industry has taken
such a spurt in the vicinity of Lincoln
tnat there is again much talk of a sugar
factory. A great manv have planted I
beets as an experiment with cxpecta-,
' tion of shipping the crop to the Grand '
The Omaha and Lincoln base ball ,
teams are making a close race for sec-1
ond place among the western clubs
St. Joseph stands at the top, Omaha
and Lincoln teams next, then comes
Rock Island, Peoria. Jacksonville, Des
Moines, with the Quincy elub at the
On May 11 the Union Pacific depot at
Humphrey was robbed of all the eon
tents of the safe in broad daylight
while the agent was unloading freight.
The parties, four in number, obtained
S2S and some money order blanks.
Some arrests of the supposed thieves
have been made.
Senator John Thomsen, Sheriff James
Miliken and W. D. Thomas have ap
praised the real estate that Hon. George
. W. E. Dorsey of Fremont mortgaged tc
the Farmers and Merchants National
bank to secure the payment of a 525,
oeo note. The property will 6on be
sold to -satisfy the note.
Religious excitement turned the head
of young Carl G. Carter of Farnam and
he has been taken to Norfolk for treat
ment. Unknown parties gained entrance
through the rear window of O. I.
Steele's clothing store in Hebron by
prying the window open and blew the
safe open, abstracted its contents,
amounting to SI 00, and took several
suits and other articles.
At the approach of an ominous storm
in Nuckolls county Al Lapham, who
was working in the field, unhitched his
horses, mounted one and started for
home. On the way he was struck by a
halestone as large as an ostrich egg.
fell from his hoise and lay in an uncon
scious condition until tiie storm was
Governor Crounse last week received
a draft from Washington for S7.S24.03,
which represents the state's .1 per cent
share of the sale of government lands
up to June 30, 13.3. The monew was
turned over to Treasurer Hartley. 'The
remittance is small this time. One
year the state received STIt.000 from this
The Standard Cattle company of
Ames has already planted 000 acres of
beets and about half arc up and look
ing nicely. The rains of the last week
have put the land in splendid condition
and the present indications are for an
abundant crop. A large number are
still plowing and planting, while others
have commenced to cultivate those that
Lee P. Gillette, grand c::sto;lian of
the grand lodge of .Masons of Nebraska,
died at his home in Itoatricc last week,
after a lingering illness of several
months. The deceased was 02 years of
age and was probably the best known
member of the Masonic fraternity in
the state. He was a Unity-second de
gree Mason and had lieen grand cus
todian for many years.
At Lincoln the jury in thetascin
which Green S. Gravcley was charged
with the murder of Charlie Thomas
brought in its verdict, after being out
j for nearly forty-eight "Hours. The ver
1 diet was that Gravcley was guilty of
I manslaughter and the jury recom
I mended to the court the heaviest sen
tence permitted by the statutes, which
is ten years at hard labor.
J. I. Hoover of Lynch, Itoyd county,
was taken in charge by the sheriff for
practicing medicine unlawfully. He is
designated by the other physicians as
a quack, who has been repeatedly noti
fied to desist by the state board of
health and who cannot register. The
chief witnesses in this cis:? are the pa
rents of a little child, who lately died
for want of proper medical aid.
Tobias hassomething new in a "Jack,
the Ripper." He has made raids and
carried off robes, horse blankets, whips,
cut iiarncss, took burrs off of buggies
and in one case a young man was shot
at while returning from seeing his best
girl. "Jack's" actions seem to be di
rected principally to young men, who
are all preparing to give him a warm
reception the next time a 113 devilment
Five tramps were placed in jail at
Niobrara by the sheriff. One of them
got into a tight with the others while
111 jail, compelling the sheriff to hand
cuff him and pla:e him in a cell.
During the night the other four, 1 y
some unknown means, got their room
on tire, and if it had not been for the
arrival of the sheriff tiie court house
and other buildings would have gone
up in smoke.
Strawberry boxes with false bottoms
have become so much of a nuisance that
the Superior Sun comes out with the
announcement that any Nebraska n
who will kindly invent a box that has
the bottom placed where it should be
or have a law enacted that will compel
fruit verniers to put the berries in tiie
bottom instead of in the top will be re
membered in history as a true friend
The people in the vicinitv of Decatur
feel confident that the Illinois Central j
railroad will either cross the Missouri 1
river at that point or at least come to
the river in the near future. Over
3 t!0J ties are piled up at Onawa, and
will either be used for repairing the
road bed or extending the line. There
is a large tract of territori that will le
materially affected as soon as railroad
facilities are secured.
Senator Manderson in the senate the
other day luring discussion of the tariff
spoke extemporaneously for an hour
upon the amendment increasing the
duty upon boracic acid. He asked for
continued protection to this western
industry, the product of which was
obtained from the alkali deserts of the
west, and showed by statistics how the
price had been reduced by nearly four
fifths since the development of Ameri
J. M. Giltner of Fairview is a lover
of Galloway cattle, and has a fine herd
of tlior ughbreds He has bred these
cattle for years and the strain is pure.
One of his thoroughbred Galloway cows
has dropped a perfectly white calf.
This calf was sired by a thoroughbred
as black as night, and the calf even
proved a curiosity to the rest of the
herd, for they surrounded it and bel
lowed, evidently realizing that the calf
was a f n ak.
The comptroller of the eurrencj- has
directed Receiver Fogg of the Nebraska
National bank at Ileatrice to issue
checks for another 1.1 per cent dividend
to all creditors of the bank. It is
thought by National Rank Examiner
W. C. Stanisby, who was in Ileatrice a
greater part of lat week examining
into the affairs of the bank, that the
bank will be able to pay about SO rcr
cent of it-, indebtedncs in time. A
meeting of depositors was held and as
surances to that effect given.
lJrcomsticks and a strong woman's
courage did it. says the Antelope Tri
bune. Oi'r old acquaintance, Mrs. Mc
Millan, formerly of Winner, now of
Nor.'olk. saw two suspicious men enter !
a neighbors house the other day when
the family was absent Hie didn't send
down town for the police. She didn't
scream to frighten the men away. he
didn't lock her own doors and peer
through the window blinds to sec when
they would leave. Rut she did sum
mon her girl and the two marched over
and surprised the intruders, whom they
Word reached El wood that a tramp.
supposedly an Italian peddler. attempt-
cd to criminally assault Mrs. diaries
Montcricf the wife of a young farmer .
living ten miles south of that place.
The victim managed to break loese
frcm her assailant and ran to her hus
band, who was working in a field some
distance from the house. Mr. Mont
crief and a neighbor pursued the tramp
and administered punishment which
left him more dead than alive. They
then released him and gave him sched
tiled time to ret out of the neighbor
hood or stretch hemp.
Walter Sholes of Lincoln committed
suicide the other night between the
hours of 12:30 and 1, in the larn back
of his father's house. His body when
found w-as lying just inside the front
door of the barn and the Winchester
shotgun which did the fatal work was
partially covered by some hay that was
strewn about the barn floor. The
causes leading up to the awful act of
self-destruction are perforce somewhat
covered, but the friends of the young
man have no hesitancy in ascribing the
act to melancholy and family troubles.
LL rcadv. moth-
The "little old
lady in the sitting-room
pat to her bon
net strings, a tug
to her sachel, a
irlance at her
hnd a rub to hdr gloves.
"All ready, John,"' she answered.
She seemed to fit so delightfully
into her surroundings, that evert a
brief absence was to be regretted
from the point of picturesqueness.
Her lioine, Grassnook, was far more
charming than is the ordinary farm
house. It was low, rambling, galjldd,
with all kinds of cunning windows,
and odd shaped rooms. And within it
was the embodiment of quaint com
fort and shining cleanliness. Its mis
tress was 00, round, rosy, old-fashioned,
with the kindest eyes, and the
prettiest little neat ways, and the
most hcartsome smile a body ever be
held. "Seems like I was going away for U
year, instead of two weeks," she re
marked, as John drove her to the de
pot in the phaeton he had purchased
for her particular benefit. "Rut I
feel as if 1 ought to go. after that let
ter from Medora. It sounded really
John closed his handsome, stub
born lips, and remained silent.
"I said, if you remember John, that
we, living hercn plenty, couldn't re
alize the struggle she found it in the
city to support herself and the chil
dren on the paltry income, which was
all they had from poor Peter's estate.
Then she put it pretty plain, what
she wanted me to do. Send her a
handsome sum, or promise to leave
her Grassnook and my share of the
property. Wasn't that it. John?"
lie smiled grimly.
"Mie stated her expectations defi
nitely enough," he answered.
His mother sent him a shrewd, side
"You never liked Medora. John."
Medora was the daughter of a dis
tant cousin of Mrs. Rycliffe. Seven
years previous site had come to live at
Grassnook. She had been practically
ndopted by Mi's. Rycliffe, and treated
with all affection. Rut, after numer
ous attempts to capture the heart of
John Rycliffe, she had married the
loud-voiced, showily-clad drummer for
a New York cigar house, and had
gone to the city to live. Of late Mrs.
Rycliffe had received many letters
from her, bewailing her husband's in
ability to get work, her own hard life,
nnd her conviction that "auntie"
would do toward her what was kind
Air. .x impostoi:, 1 snr.
and right. The latest letter had been
so much more importunate and imper
ative than usual, Mrs. Rycliffe had
decided to answer it in person. Only
by doing so could she convince her
self how pressing were Medora's ne
cessities and how exacting her own
"I never could think her sincere,
mother. She always appeared to me
scheming, selfihand hypocritical."
"Rut she thought a heap of you,
Again he was obstinately silent.
His mother was too wise to say that
which was on her mind namely, that
John had been indifferent to Medora,
and to all other women since the year
before Medora's advent at Grassnook,
the girl on whom he had lavished the
most passionate love of a strong na
ture, had thrown him over for a man
whom he knew to be in every sense of
the word, his inferior.
"Won't Medora be surprised to see
me, though?" chirped Mrs. Rycliffe. as
she and her son-stood waiting for the
train. "I always said to her I'd never
go another journey 1y rail, and here
1 am doing it. Well, good-by, John.
Re sure you water the house plants,
and give Snowdrop her milk regularht
and see that the shutters are fixed so
they don't slam and break the glass.
And then she w;
as whirling awav to
the great city.
"Re you going to New York. Mrs.
Rycliffe?" queried a voice behind her.
"Yes." turning to face a neighbor.
"You're jroing to see Sarah Jane's new
baby, I suppose, Mrs. Ryan?"
"Ye.s'm. You ain't forgot Elsie
Cameron, I dare say?"
"No." answered Mrs. Rycliffe,
stirred by the resentment the thought
of Elsie invariably aroused. Whv
couldn't the girl have married her fine
son .,., ,,,. ., ril,Iltrilt tn w.,
son. and been a daughter to her:
"It 'ud be a charity," declared Mrs.
Ryan, "if you'd go to see her. I heerd
as how her husband was dead, and she
had a child to support, and wasn't
ovcrstrong. She'd be mighty glad to
see you. Here, scribbliiijr a line on
a crumpled envelope she fished out of
'is where Sarah Jane said
"The poor thing!'
Rycliffe. hor kindly
"Yes. I'll go."
When she arrived in New York she
gave a cabman both addresses, her
niece's and Elsie Payne's.
"Drive me to the nearest first," she
And the nearest happened to be a
tall, dreary tenement-house, in a nar
row, dingy street. She found Elsie
in a bare, clean, little sky-high room.
Pretty, gay, rose-cheeked Elsie Cam
XL! UaKSSA er?" culled
eron! Not gay, nor rose-cheeked now,
but slender, pale and still very driini
ly fair to look upon. She wore a
black gown. A beautiful child clunj
to her hand.
"Oh, Mrs. Rycliffe!" she cried.
The sight of the dear old face was
precious after her long exile among
strangers. She kissed her guest, drew
her in, took off her bonnet, and made
her a cup of tea, all the time full of
words of welcome, and of inquiry, but
hot once mentioning her own poverty,
which everything in the roonl pro
claimed. "How arc you getting on, is what t
want to know." the did lady said,
"Oh, I manage. I do 'plain sewing,
you know. Sometimes L find it hard
to get all I can do, but a week ago a
hidy called and left me an order that
has kept me busy siritia. She asked
my prices for" making plain" garments,
nnd I mentioned them, butt the Ma
terials were accompanied Jy directions
for much elaborate work! Of course,
I have no doubt she will pay me what
my labor was worth. You may see it."
She displayed four nainsook dress-ing-sacqiies.
having insertions of Tof
ehon lace, clusters of fury tucks, and
hemstitched miller Mr.s. Ityelitfe ex
pressed her admiration.
"What do yon ask for them?"
"When they are quite plain, twenty
five cents each, but as these have so
much work, I thought fifty would not
be too much lo ask."
"Well! I should think that pretty
There was a step in the passage
"That is my customer, 1 suppose.
She said she would call to-day. Don't
Rut Mrs. Rycliffe vanished behind
the Cretonne screen that partitioned
off the oil-stove and fe"w cooking
utensils from the rest of the room.
There was a tear in the cretonnej
howevei', and she saw the person who
entered, a large, florid woman, attired
in a furred cloth skirt, a coat of many
capes, a flaring hat on which black
birds bobbed, and yellow kid gloves.
"Ah! the work is done. Yes, satis
factory quite. Really, I shall rec
ommend you. A dollar, I believe.
There it is."
She tossed a coin on the table, and
took up the parcel Elsie had tied.
"Mrs. Pugh," remonstrated the
seamstress, "I said J woilld make
those with only rutlies at neck and
sleeves for the price named. These
are worth at least fifty cents each.
1 he sewing on them has taken me a
Her patron turned from the door lo
freeze her with a stare.
"Ah! an impostor, I see like all of
your class! You make one contract,
and demand pay that was not stipula
ted. I shall not again employ you."
With which appalling threat she
Little Mrs. Rycliffe came out from
behind the screen, white and trem
bling. "What a wicked woman, Elsie!" she
Elsie smiled faintly.
"They are not all so unjust," she
said, trying to speak cheerily.
Dusk was closing in when Mrs.
Rycliffe reached the house of her
niece, a showy, imposing house. Her
mistress, the servant said, was at the
lnatincc. Would the visitor wait?
Mrs. Rycliffe sat down in a chair in a
corner of the parlor, waiting, nodded,
fell fast asleep. She was awakened
by a man's angry tone, demanding
with an oath, if he was ever to
have an- supper. The next instant
Medora's voice admonished him.
"You must wait I've just got in
from the matinee. Don't scold. I
didn't buy my ticket out of the
grocer's inonej-. A woman did four
dollars' worth of sewing for me. I
paid her. and had a good time out of
the amount saved. Why, Aunt is it
Mrs. Rycliffe rose with a stiff effort.
She was cramped and tired.
"I think it is," she replied, dryly.
For four das was Mrs. Rycliffe the
guest of Mr.s. Pugh. And she saw
more than the interview with Elsie,
to convince her she was under no ob
ligation to give money or its equiva
lent to Medora. She saw an extrava
gant, ill-regulated household, where
prevailed all manner of schemes to
make a show of opulence, and all
kinds of petty subterfuges to evade
responsibility an I payment of just
debts. She saw a selfish man and
woman, both devoid of any sense of
rectitude and honor. When she an
nounced her intention of going home,
"As soon as the weather gets a lit
tle warmer, we shall go down to Grass
nook, and spend several months with
you and dear John."
"I'm afraid I sha'n'thave room,"the
elder woman declared. "Elsie Payne
is coming home with me."
"Elsie Payne!" she repeated,
"Yes you've heard of her as Elsie
Cameron. She's been doing some
plain sewing for you. I believe. I was
there the day you called and paid for
Medora was silent, understanding
the futility of explanation or excuse.
John was at the train to meet his
mother. Elsie, and the child, lie
kissed his mother, and the baby, and
held Elsie's hand a long time.
"I'm glad you have come," he said,
A wave of the old rose-bloom flick
ered is her pale cheek. She looked
up at him, thinking how handsome
and manly he had grown.
"Thank you." she said.
There are those that assert that
there is to be a wedding at Grassnook.
when the May flowers blow. At all
events, the quartet there is a very
happy one. And if plaintive tales of
woe no longer arrive from Medora,
the reason is understood.
"If you want to find out a thing,"
Mrs. Rycliffe says, sagely, as she
rocks the little one to sleep, "find it
A Keautifni Hand.
S. F. B. Morse, the inventor of the i
lutegrapii, naa oeauuiui hands, a
fact that caught the attention of
Benjamin West while Morse was yet
an art student it was Morse's hand
that furnished West the model for
the hand of Christ in ono of West's
most famous compositions, and it Is
said that West had the hardihood to
say to Morse that he might hence
forth assert that he had " a hand in
KILLING A GRIZZLY.
A Tcmlerfoot'fl Cnriouv Desire and Hovr
It tVa Satisfied.
"The avcrago young" icllo who
goes from tho East to the WcSfc te
filled with tho notion that he'd liko
to meet and kill a grizzly,' said Mr.
Shields to a reporter. "About twenty
years ago I was doing a little placer
mining, near what is now CbloYado
Springs. It was a little one-horse
mining camp then. I had struck a
pretty good streak, and thought I'd
stay there for some time, so I ?ook a
cow up to my cabin from the springs,
and a few chiciteiis, for the eggs and
milk. Ono afternoon a grizzly killed
the cow while I was off working my
claim. I was almost clean out of
ammunition, so I put o!T that night
for tho springs to lay in a supply.
"Thero was a young fellow jtiat from
New York by the namo of -Harry
Curtis, that I mot tho day 1 got to
the springs. Ho had hi head full of
fool ideas about grizzlies, buffaloes
and the West in gencral.and when ho
heard about the bear killing my cow,
nothing would do but that ho must
go up to the hills with me and Kill
that bear. So wc started the next
morning and got to camp about D
o'clock at night. The cow was lyin?
about seventy-five feet from the cabin,
and there was a twenty-foot gulch
between. She was half eaten, but I
knew Mr. Rear would bo back in
about an hour, eo I told Curtis ho
could get a crack at him pretty soon,
if he like. Up thero in tho moun
tains ho wasn't so keen ns he'd been
in town, but ho took his rifle and ex
amined it liko he was an old ranger,
and then he crossed tho guicli on the
log I'd brought up from the timber
lino, and J saw him lay down behind
a big rock.
"It wa-i a bright moonlight night,
clear and a bit chilly. I stayed on
this side of the dit:h. May bo half
an hour vent by and then I saw a
big grizzly step out of a clump of
hushes just at the top of a little
knoll and stand there, looking as big
as a buffalo, outlined against tho
sky. He was sni'lling cautious like,
with his head thrown back and his
nose up in the air. Presently ho
came down the hill, swaying from
side to side, and I knew he was a
whopper by the way ho walked. He
got to tho carcass of the cow an i
put both his front feet upon her
and stoo.l thero looking around sharp
and sniffling. I reckon he smelt ti3.
Then he gavo a low growl and started
to tear the cow. Next morning you
could so3 where his nine inch c law's
would start into the llesh as fine as
a needle point, and he'd null out a
chunk that would weigh ten pounds.
"I began to think Curtis' nerve
had gone back on him, ho was so
long in getting ready to shoot.
Then I saw hint shift to ono side a
little, behind the rock, and bring his
gun up. The boar heard him, and
stopped crunching. Tt was as pretty
a shot as a man could want. I got a
bead on him, and pulled awa' just as
'Curtis let go, too.
"Ever sea a bear when he's hit?
He'll grab at tho spot where you
striko him half a do.en times, and
cavort around for about ten seconds,
and then he'll come your way. Curtis
rose up. and the bear saw him and
made for him. Curtis turned an 1
headed for the gulch.
"He had a repeating ritlo. but ho
threw it away and camo flying toward
tho cabin. He cleared the twenty
foot gulch, with lots to sparo. I just
beat him 10 the door I only had a
single-shot gun and wc banged tho
uoor shut andjthrew tho bear down.
1'e was as white as a sheet and his
teeth wcro chattering lik dice in a
box. He sat down on the bunk and
looked at me in a dazed sort of a way.
I had to laugh, though I hated to do
it. I got him somo whisky and tried
to brace him up It was ten minutes
before he could speak a word. -Two
days afterward I took him back to
the springs. He wasn't looking for
any more grizzlies."
To Remove tho Smell of I'ulnt.
For removing tho smell of paint
from rooms the simplest remedy of
all is to be found in opening tho
doors and windows to let in a con
stant supply of fresh air until tho
paint has hardened. If, however,
time is an object, the same result
may bo obtained by burning a few
handiuls of juniper berries on a
charcoal lire in the middle of the
room in precisely the same way and
with the samo precautions in disin
fecting with burning sulphur. The
windows and doors must be stopped
as closely a possible, an I if the
room b" opened after twenty-four
hours the disagreeable smell of paint
will have gone an 1 nothing that has
been left in the room will sutler in
jury from the fumes. Hay sprinkled
with a little chloride of lini and left
for an hour in the room is a'so an
eflieatituis remely; and if some open
vessels containing water stan 1 in
the room. after a time the water will
be covered with a film and the smell
Weights or WnoiU.
The weight of diiTcrcnt kinds of
wood is ex eedingly ariable. White
pine is the 1'ghtest of the common
woods, a cubic foot of it weighing 31
pounds: willow wood weighs .'.', ied
pine 'M, yellow pine .'J and pitch pine
IS. Poplar weighs 40 and hickory
:rJ. Logwood ireighs 57, mahogany
)!, live oak (J7, and lignuin-vit i the
heaviest of all, weighs 83 pounds to
tho cubic foot. A block of lignum
vit e. th own into the water, wil)
sink like a stone.
New York Anglomania-.
Some idea of tho numb r of New
York men who get their clothes in
London may bs gathered from the
fact that this week there are twenty
th ee agents for English tailoring
houses in that town. Most of the
goods are brought into this country
f.co of duty and cost the wearer a
little less than the same clothes
made here. All tho big London
houses have plac?s in New York city
where alterations aro made fres of
A Long Trip on Horseback.
Ninety-two days of a horseback
ride for pleasure, covering 2,14
miles, fro n San Francisco to Galves
ton, is the trip just completed by
Harry La Verne. He averaged nearly
twenty-four mile? a day. the work
was light, tho traveling inexpensive
aad the healthful results great.
IN AN INSANE ASYLUM.
PATHETIC VAGARIES OF UM-
. FORTUNATE INMATES
The rat lent WKfl ffa Clllrkrn in Ills
Stomach The Fair OpilclAnnl'. the
Actress Whose Favorite ICols Is That
f Queen Elizabeth. v-w..
To tho aVer'ago individual tho word
asylum has an ominoifs sound. It
conjures up thoughts fit straight
jackets, manacles and subterraneans
dungeons, brutal keepers, with sinis
ter faces, armed with clubs and in
struments of torture. Tho air is
resonant with shrieks and moans and
Clangs of chains.
How different is the reality! To
dispel tho gloomy picture of the im
agination it is but necessary to visit
Longviow asylum, now Called Long
viow hospital, located at CartlJage,
its sloping lawn, as you enter the
grounds, wearing its mantle
of green smiles and inviting wel
come to tho visitor. Tho fountain
playing at tho ontranco to tho build
ing adds to the general attractive
ness, and here a Cincinnati Enquirer
representative stood surveying the
front of the colossal structure, which
shelters 899 unfortunates of both
sexes from all parts of the state, who
aro bereft of heaven's bst gift to
man a sound mind.
When contemplating tho sccno a
man approached, who looked to bo
about 6 ) years of asro. dressed in a
black Prince Albert suit, black tie
and hat. His white hair and beard
added to his professional appearance
and gavo him a general air of cul
ture. "A pleasant afternoon." ho said,
and continuing ho began a pleasant
conversation. Ho gradually turned
tho subject to military affairs, nnd
Bpokc about tho war like a man who
had been through many thrilling ex
periences. Suddenly ho took out his
watch and looked at its face his own
assuming a startling change. His
features became livid and distorted
ns if with pain.
"Ah! just to tho minute. Don't
you hear it cackle?''
Tho reporter's astonishment could
not find expression in words, but sud
denly tho truth flashed upon him
that tho man was not a medical at
tendant but an inmate, an 1 before
tho reporter recovered his equilibri
um the man continued.
"l on sec I havo a chicken in my
stomach, and every hour that chick
en lays an cgs. uud that is what
gives me this excruciating pain."
Superintendent Dr. Harmon just
then stopped out upon tho pia:za,
and, recognizing the visitor, camo
I sco you havo a visitor, Mr.
Jackson," said Dr. Harmon to tho
professional - looking gentleman.
Rut, as your dinner is ready. I
know your friend will excuse you."
Mr. Jackson withdrew with a Choj
This is ono of tho taddes't cases
wo havo in the institution," said Dr.
Harmon when Mr. Jackson was out
of oarBhot "He came hero ten
years ago, and in all that time has
given us very Uttlc trouble. lie is
mild, courteous and a perfect gentle
man, except at times when his
strange hallucination overcomes
him." Dr. Harmon led the way to
A" ward. In the dormitory iron
bedsteads ranged along the wall,
and tho bedding was as white as
driven snow. The floors were waxed,
and a strip of heavy carpet running
through tho center deadeno 1 the
footfall. Handsome steel engravings
hung in the corridor, and at the ex
treme end stood a lot of potted plants
beside an open piano. Miss Bishop,
the supervisor, as sho is called, un
dertook the task of telling tho his
tory of tho most peculiar cases in
that particular ward, which con
tains about forty women patients,
all laboring under a different hallu
cination. This is Hannah," by way of in
troduction, going up to a girl in a
wheeled chair, who sat in a pensive
attitude with her hand supporting
her check. When Hannah raised
her head, the reporter was struck by
the marvelous beauty of her face
She appeared about 2 years old, and
her manner was so mild and gcntlo
that the visitor could scarcely be
lieve that out of such a casket its
most precious jewel was gone.
"This is one of Hannah's good (
days," explained Miss Bishop. and
she is as gentle as a lamb. But 1
when she has her spell, in which sho
believes herself pursued by evil
spirits, who, she imagines, lock her
up in a cage of red hot irons, then
her cries and moans arc pitiful to
hear. Hannah is paralyzed from the
hip downward, and is obliged to get
around on a wheeled cha'r. Poor
girl!" and Miss Bi-hop laid her hand
on the patient's had as she whis
pered, ''She is incurable." Hannah
appreciated the kindly action with
out hearing the words, and took the
matron's hand and kissed it. At this
juncture a tali, blonde girl swept
down the hallway muttering to her
self as she passed. She was dressed
in a loasc-fitting gown, and wore an
Elizabethan ruff cut out of paper,
and her hair was arranged in a
"That is Annie, the actress, as we
call her," said Mi-s Bishop. "It is
now four years since she came here,
and as you see her now you will see
her always. What you heard were
fragments of plays she has memor
ized, and sh ; repeats the disjointed
iines from morning until night. She
was a saleslady in one of our largest
dry goods stores and early developed
a love of tho drama. Her leisure
time was spent in reading Shakes
peare and modern playwrights until
her mind was unbalanced. At times
she identifies herself with the char
acters of the plays, and her favorite
role is that of Queen Elizabeth. You
see she wears the collar which de
rives its name from that great
English queen even now.
It is said that a red parasol de
stroys in a great measure the actinic
power of the sun and must, there
fore, keep the skin from freckles.
Photographers long ago availed
themselves of this peculiarity of
light transmitted through a red
medium, and it seems reasonable to
suppose that a red shade might pro
tect the complexion.
DARK AND COLD A ZERO.
An experiment Showing the Vst Tre
Mire in the Ocens lowest Dcptli
Tho peculiar physical conditions
of tho deep seas may bo briefly stated
la bo- these: It in absolutely dark so
far as actual sunlight is concerned:
tho temperature i only a few
dogrces abovo freezing point: tho
pressure is enormou?: thore is littlo
or tta movement of the- water; tho
bottom is composed of a uniform,
lino, soft nltidV and thero is no plant
life. All of these physical conditions
ono can appreciate, says the Phila
delphia Press, except tho enormous
pressure. At a depth of '2.&)J fath
oms tho pressure is. roughly speak
ing, two and one-half tons per square
inch that is to say. tho pressoro
per squaro inch upon the body of
every animal that Hvc at tho bot
tom of tho Atlantic ocean is about
twenty-flvo times greater than tho
pressure that will drivo a railway
train. Professor Moseley describes
an interesting experiment in point
made during tho voyage of the Chal
lenger. Mr. Buchanan hermetically
sealed at both ends a thick glass
tnbo fuli of air several inches in
length, lla wrapped it in flannel
ancf pin-ceil it in a wide copper tubo
ono of those tisca to protect tlio
deep sea thermometers when sent
down with tho sounding apparatus.
This copper tubo was closed by a lid
fitting loosely and with holes in tho
bottom or it. tind the copper bottom
of the tube similarly had holes bored
through it The water thus had frso
access to tho interior of the tube
when it was lowered into the sea
and tho tubo was necessarily con
structed with that object in view,
so that, in its ordinary use, tho
water would freely reach tho con
tained thermometer. Tho copper
case containing tho scaled glass was
sent down to a depth of '2,0)0 fath
oms and drawn up again. It was
then found that the copper wall of
the case was bulged and bent inward
opposite the place where tho glass
tube lay, just as if it had been crum
pled inward by being violently
squeezed. The glass tube itself,
within its flannel wrapper. was found,
when withdrawn, reduced to a tino
powder, like snow almost hut had
happened was that tho sealed glass
tube, sinking to gradually increasing
depth, had held out long against the
pressure, but this at last had become
too great for the glass to sustain
and tho tubo had suddenly given
way. So violent had been tho col
lap e that the water had not had
time to rush in at the perforations,
but instead had crushed tho copper
wall and brought equilibrium in that
manner, and this process is exactly
tho reverse of an explosion and is
termed by Sir Wyvillo Thompson an
The Wliatc Fishery
The whale fishery was at one timo
an enormous industry in tho United
States. Jt reached its heigh c in
1K5I, when i)'2 ships and barks,
twenty-eight brigs and thirty-eighty
schooners, with a total tonnago of
ti)S,3!)!, were engaged in it. By 1870
the fleet had dwindled down to 16t
vessels, and it is doubtful if fifty aro
now at sea. Tho introduction of
kerosene and tho increasing scarcity
ol whales seem to 1 c the causes of
this decline. Some remarkable voy
ages wero made in tho o'd days.
The Pioneer, of New London, sailed
in June, l-t(l, for l'avis strait and
Hudson's bay, returning in Septem
ber, 1S5. with LWl barrels ol oil
and 22,0o0 pounds of bone, valued at
l."i.000. In 1S17 tho Envoy, of
New Bedford, was sold to be broken
up. but her purchaser relittei her
and she made a voyage worth 132,
ir'). On the other hand a vessel
made a five years' voyage and on her
return the captain's lay was only
X5. But. as the Nantucket captain,
whose vc-sci returned from a three
years' voyage as clean as she went
out, remarked: "She ain't got a bar' I
o' ile, but she's had a mighty line
Bible SnrictlfM X it Kelishctl.
Hitherto the English and Ameri
can bible societies have enjoyed tho
privilege of circulating magazines
and tracts and of maintaining travel
ing agents in Russia. But recently
the various establishments at Kief
and other largo cities in the domin
ions of the e.ar havo been closed by
the police, the doors locked and
sealed, and tho employes ejected.
Moreover, steps are now being taken
to put a stop to the facilities which
the societies have hitherto enjoyed
in the exercise of their labor.s and in
the extension of the sphere of their
Trying to t m-ap;
There! said the young wife
proudly, as she deposited the hot
plate carefiitly on the table "That's
the first mince pi'j that I ever made 1
without any help, aioae myself.
".io it i- " exclaimed he husband
enthusiast iea'ly. looking it over
critically meanwhile. "And as long
as it is the very first, my dear, don't
you think that instead of cutt'ng it,
it would be nice to keep it for a
souvenir? How would it do to have
'Ihree of the Protestant Episcopal
dioce-es of New York state have
more than 1.0) ),())) inhabitants
each, and on'; of the three, the dio
cese of New York, has more than
2.000.000. The diocese of Long
island is the mo-.t densely populated.
It has an area of about 1, 100 square
miles, and a population of more than
1.00),00). The diocese of New York
has an area of about, .",0')) square
miles, with a population exceeding
Tl:e Iust Z iizp Above Us.
If there was no dust !:ze above us
vhe sky would be black. That is.
wo would bo looking into the black
ness of a limitless space. When in
fino, clear weather wo have a deep,
rich blue above ns. it is caused by a
haze. The particles in tho haze of
the heavens correspond with thoso
of the tube in the koniscope, and tho
blue color is caused by tho light
shining through a depth of lino luiio.
Ii'ow Kussia Treats I)rank:trds.
Anyone found in the streets of
Russia in an inebriated stato is im
prisoned, and when sober is ordered
to sweep the streets for a day. Well
dressed men may be seen sometimes
fulfilling this menial office.
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