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VOLUME XXV. NUMBER 9.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 1894.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,257.
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A McKinlcy club has been organized
York finds it necessary to levy an oc
Hellcvuc is moving- for a motor line
irom that village to Omaha.
Gretna expects to liavo-a creamery in
full blast before June is ouL
T!k high school of Kearney gradu
aiteS seventeen pupils this season.
A Massachusetts capitalist talks of
building' a paper mill at Norfollc
The town council of Cmtis has .shut
down on billiard and pool playing.
Reports have it that Congressman
"Have .Mercer will soon take to himself a
Grand Armv men of Holt county will
hold a reunion at Atkinson .July 2, 3, A I
A memorial day was never more uni
versally observed in Nebraska than
.Toe and Mace I.'ougl.-is, two Nebraska
City Imys, have been arrested for steal
ing hai iics.
Nebraska stands second in member
ship in the M. . A. order, numbering
already 1 l,om.
The thieves w ho broke into the Union
Vacihc depot at Kearney on Decoration
lay seemed ST. is m cash.
While bathing in an artificial lake
near ; ulbertson Ole Olson went beond
his depth and wa- drowned.
A division of the I niforin Rank
Knights of l'thias has been organized
at Wayne. There are thirty-two mem-
Hurglars broke into H. K. I'niikonin's
haiduaie store at Louisville and sue
ceeded in getting tlirce double-barreled
l!y a runaway in Hastings Win Hous
ton uaslliiown violently to the ground,
receiving injuries which it is thought
will prove fatal.
"Pawnee county fanners appear to be
fairly prosperous One of them living
it !Uinaucr iaahout to build a brick
barn tovjst $7,(mio.
The large elevator of William J.oudoii
at ."superior was binned. It was tilled
xv i th grain, and no explanation of how
it took- lire can be given.
.letlerson count; "?. old .settlers' asso
ciation has decided to hold the reunion
this ear at Lndicott on August JU and
Ji ami Jsv-plcniOer 1 ami '.
A. f Hazard's slot e at Mehiderewas
.r.fkcii into by thieves, who seemed
ot.7.. in uiiiiie,-, a gld watch and a ic
volver b blowing open a safe.
t-oloied people of Nebraska will hohl
a fair l Omah.i July 2d and 1th. The
'liillsat tlii , f.ib will beconliniil to
iJic -products of the colored people
'1 he meeting of the Polk t'ounty Sun
tlay Seliool otlicci-s'usso'iatiou WIn .c
held at Os.i,l:. on .lime .".0, and an ex
U'lii'c pigrain has been prepared.
'ovttrnor Crounsf issued an extradi
tion warrant for the arrest of Leonard
-A'.mis, who i.s wanted in Waushara
county, W is , on the charge of incest.
A fiend at Firth drove a tea in of colts
belonging to Alex Kllis into a barn
and then set Cue to the structure. The
animals were consumed with the barn.
.,. . .
The ."-outli Omaha board of charities j
will nt dispense any more support
until eptemler 1st. when the work
wilf be taken up where it was left oil".
Fire in Mroek destroyed 5io.oi'U worth
of property. The coiillagatiou is Mip
posed to have been started by burglais.
Theie was comparatively little insur
ance. Arlington is the latest Nebraska town
to discover a shortage in the school
treasurer's accounts. Hut it is not the
nresent treasurer that is implicated
Over 5 KM) is missing.
'1 he Callaway Courier reports a very
p )r outlook for crops in western Cus
ler. Mnall grain is a complete failure
;md voin must have rain soon or it will
shave the same fate.
While fishing near W'averly Henry
was seriously if not fa talk" sh t.
ome of the party were firing at a tar
get, when l rose up just in time to
gel a bullet in his back.
Plans have been completed and ar
rangements made for the erection of a
lOO-Larrel flouring mill at P.oelus. The
business will be managed by a local
grain dealer. II. II. Leech.
The former Wisconsin people living
in Milfoid are getting up a reunion
and picnic for the Fourth of July, and
expect to make it one of the most'plcas
ant affairs ever gven in that place.
t.eorge Corliss, a young man Is years
of age, was drowned in the Klkhorn
river near Lwing. About a do.en oth
ers were in swimming at the time, but
couhl not render him any assistance.
Mr. Mercer has introduced in the
house a lull appropriating S-,.',.'.'.,.i to re
imburse the city of Omaha for money
expended in the construction of pave
ments adjacent to government property
in that eitj.
The oldest man in Nebraska lives in
Dawson county. He was born in ir
ginia in 179l, the year George Wash
ington died. His name is Martin Hens
ley and he is still in the enjoyment of
tfwect post 10?, C A. I!., Sargent, is
the first pot in the country to invite a
colored man to deliver the Decoration
tlay address. Dr. M. O. Kicketts of
Omaha was the speaker and gave a verv
John Hall of Elk Creek, one of the
oldest citizens of the town, was treated
to a dose of tar and feathers. He is ac
cused of assaulting May Ogden. a litl'e
,girl about s years of aire, daughter of
:Irs .1. i:. Ogden.
A passing engine on the Hock Island
near wie -viongnt ueix)t threw spares ,
tin some hay in the feeding racks of
.-Mime Kock Island stock cars and set ,
?lij,ti, nn fi,', l."....w ...... 1 1
...... .. ... . i uui wis were ourneil
and several damaged before the switch
engine and the fire companies could get I
........ .. .... mm tui3 "OIU ouriietl
111 tneir work.
H R Stephens, proprietor of the
Crete nurseries, gave mortgages to the
extent of from S10.000 to Sla.O JO to se
cure creditors. The cause of his finan
cial difficulties were the hard times,
small cash delivery of this year, the
poor spring and the recent frost, whien
ruined nearl- all of his small frui'
uron which he had depended for relief.
weai mutes 01 Omaha and Council
HlutTs will picnic at Hanscom park, in
the former city, duly 4th. Prominent
speakers among the deaf will be pres
ent and make addresses, games will be
indulged in, prizes awarded, etc. The
whole afifair is in the hands of a strong
Mrs. Alma Codding, wife of Kev. Kay
Codding, formerly a missionary to
Africa, died of African fever at the
home of A. 1. Codding in lorlc Mrs-.
Codding had been sick but a short
Mr. and Mrs. Codding returned
Africa a short time ago for
ding's health, he having just
irom an attaclc 01 Alrican lever.
Duriug the month of May there were
filed in Otoe county farm mortgages
aggregating S--44.,, and city mort-
gages agregatincSl.050. Thcreleascs
are almost phenomenal. Releases on
larni mortgages were filed amounting I
to 51-"330 and on Nebraska City proo-
erty amounting to 52,100. " ,
The residence of Prank l-'Mier, a
farmer residing about two miles south
of Hareiibton, was destroyed by fire
with its contents. Cause unknown.
The loss will amount to neark gi.r.OO,
with no insurance.
Mrs. Wridc of Grand Island, who has
been an inmate of the insane hospital
since the death of her husband a year
ago, is recovering the use of her mental
faculties and will soon return to her ;
friends fully lestored.
Kearney is agitating for a rousing
celebration of the Fourth. The state
meet of the League of American Wheel
men k to be held in that city on that
day, and this is expected to bring in a
large crowd of outsiders.
A Lincoln business man who had
paid his forty-two workmen With bnhk
checks was gratified tvj find that only
six of them hal Wen cashed by saloon
kernel's. The greater number had been
deposited in savings banks.
Sergeant Kimball cf 1-ort Niobrara
had his collar bone broken and ankle
severely spia'ned while riding on herd
guard. He was trying to prevent his
herd from crossing the Niobrara bridge.
When making a quick 'urn his horse
fell, causing the accident.
The mortgage nVoid for Gage county
for the "Month of May is as follows:
Chattel mortgages filed I'M, amount
S-b-,-81; realeased 171, amount -t-TO, (:..
Farm mortgages, filtd M, ansonntfiiv
.ri."iO: released, ."", amount i?Ati,i;oi. ity
and town imntgnges. filed :'.3, amount
Sls,o:st; released 2:.. amo.uil 512.n'.
1. H. Hurdick, li'. ing near ISerwyn,
Was trying to lep'tir h's windmill dur
ing a M"ftvv storm. In some manner
i hi left hand w:is e:itirht in the war-
t r t-
ing and horrihlv mangled, and in order
to extricate himself from the nli"ht
Mr. Hurdick had recourse to his ja"k-
knife, with which he umputated his
hand at the wrist.
The veterans of the four grand regi
ments which Wisconsin gave to the
cavalry service during the civil war will
gather at Madison. is . .Inly .'! and 4,
for icgimeutal and brigade reunions.
- . . . - I 's
I Ul Illll il.l. Lllli till tlllUll-03 j
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K. I). Cue. secretary. Whitewater, Wis
t.Miite (i number of tin; old boys live in
As M. Nichols, a carpenter of Nor
folk, was passing along the street he
was apuroached by two men, one of
whom prcnled a revdver and requcst-
j n.l I, ,,, irk tlifi-,1, in, lii li'iiiflc lint in
,S,.r .., i.-..i.....i ,,. t'i,.r i.,U-i. ...,!
. ...-...., ..if ,..r. i.... v.l -. ...... .. ..a...
! immediately irramtlcd with the other
and got possession of the revolver,
which he turned upon his foes firing
three shots at them as they lied,
In the centre of the cemetery at Gib
bon has been erected the past year a
soldiers' monument of P.arie-granite at
an expense of tl.nnn. and with the
statue of a soldier to be added later,
will cost nearly or quite s.'.oiW. The
election of this monument was under
taken by the lathes of the W. 1. '..
Mayl.iv.it, and memorial day it was
dedicated, being entirely paid for.
Companies D. F and J of the '1 wenty
first infantry left Mdncy last week un
der the command of Colonel Clyster, by
special train, for Plattsli:rg, N. V.
The city turned out en masse to wit
ness their departure and general regret
was expressed, as this change is a prac
tical abandonment of Fort Sidney. It
is uncertain what will be done by the
war department in reference to the
Fpat Hcnedict. says the York Times
they had two prayer meetings for the
express put pose of praying for rain.
The attendance was large and the
prayers were eat nest. The second
praver meeting had nardlv closed wJicn
they had a fine shower in Hcnedict.
can put this and that together :uii
uve what you aie a mind toabout
it. As for us, we be
.lieve then.ord is
the best and only rainmaker.
N. T. Oadd, a former clerk of the
Fnited States land office at Kroken
How, was arrested and taken to Omaha.
His an est was made at the instance of
the register and receiver, Messrs. Ueee
and Whitehead, upon evidence sub
mitted to the federal grand jury on the
charge of taking from the uXuls and
express offices unknown to them,
moneys intended for homestead entries
and final proofs. The amount will ag
gregate somew here in the vicinity of
The president has signed the bill pro
viding for allotments of lands to Mary
1! irnes and other Indians on the Otoe
reservation in Gage county. '1 heso
lands hail been occupied by .Mrs. Karnc-s
and her sons for twenty-live years past,
and are in a state of cultivation and
improvement. They were withheld by
order of the secretary of the interior
from the sale of the Otoe and Missouri
reservation lands sold under the act of
lssi. ami have been in her possession
A Washington dispitch siy: Ne
braska occupied the floor of the sen
ate for nearly three hours this after
noon in the person of Mr. Manderson.
who made an uncommonly aide and ex
haustive spee.-h in advo.-acy of protec
tion to the beet and cane sugar grovv
.n.r intercuts of the country. Senator
Manderson spoke through a large por
t oh of the tune without consulting the
very full notes which lay upon his desk.
He made a strong argument in favor of
the constitutionality of the bounty.
Some tune airo the farm of .lulius
i Teschner, situated nine miles southeast
of Stanton, was visited by a strange
dog. which, after a tight with a large
watch dog on the promises disappeared.
oon the watch dog began to display
symptoms oi hyurophooia ami was
killed, but not before three cow s owned
by Teschner were bitten. Mibsequently
the cows went mad and were killed.
small dog. a pet of Mr. Teschner's 1
children, then began to show symptoms
uf the dreail disease and was also kibed.
It is feared, however, that the virus
has been communicated to one of Mr
... .. . . -
' wliiiirs sm:ill i.n iiren w lin wris
with the little dog when ti.e
.-mrktnm; w-ere tint! in tin lnr-
At Ord tiie suit of Sorenson agairst
Masin et al. for ?10,( 00 damages under
the Slocumb law. ended in a verdict for
r-.tt 0. Two witnesses were fined S'-"0
for contempt in disobeying the sub
poena ami .lohu W". Kice. a prominent
citizen, was placed under $.u bonds v
appear dune T to answer to the charge ,
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,'i 11.1,1111; j.ini luiiu iun.uiu.ii.inui. '
inerc is gieat
excitement over the
1 ouis Taber, an old German farmer,
while in Neligh attending the circus,
had a po-ketbook containing SoM
snatched from his hand. The thief.
w ho is supposed to have been a circus ,
follower, was not captured.
The case of the widow of Adam Hut- '
terbaugh of Nebraska Cit- against the ,
C huago Hacking and l'rovision com-
paiiy for damages was settled last wee
company, and h.s widow commenced
suit for iwo damages.
Anton Zovadny, a Koheinian boy 17 '
years old, residing live miles from Ucs-
vm. inacie a suicidal attempt br sfirwst-
ing himself in the tiead with a shotgen.
He became despondent, over his love
affairs, his best girl having decided to
marry another suitor.
time, on the navment of S.U0 bv the nnk. .""".'.'"" a lw,t , would like to know what venornnn
from ingeompany. Hutterbau-h was scalded lunlounu " 1 ""gnt nave won iier Ucoundrel nut them no tn nl.-t-.n.r
Mr. Cod- to death by the Lursting of a steam j for m' own." 'There's no Place Like Home ' " In
recovered pipe while employed bv the naidriii-r . "Ah, I am very irlad she is married ;..,,w,i;o t 1
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to-nigh , mo
She is gone
down into the
country, Val, to
spend a month.
A little rustic
cousin of hers
Is about to be j
she wants the
be ri c li t of
iaste about the trousseau and the
"Ah, poor Hlanehe! I pity her, im
mureu in a country house in Decem
ber! What will she do, unless she
finds Pomemetl to liirt -with?" laughed
Ynlehtine Monroe, throwing his hand
some lengtn lazily on the cushions of
a divan in his mother's luxurious
'There's no one to flirt with nt
iln.elmere. It's a very quiet neigh
borhood, and 1 don't believe the girl
tliat't" going to get married would ever
have found a husband, only that a
young man just happened to live in
the house nephew to her guardians,
I believe and they fell ill love. Noth
ing but propinquity, you see. Val, that
makes so'manv nlatehes. Ifcigho! I
"is!l !t ,':1 "ceil as siloecssftil ill your
I n? tvith Hiauche."
"Dear mother, don't bring up that
old grievance again."
'"Hut, Val. let me urge dear
Blanche's claim just once more, l'oor
j girl, ever since she 'aula ti live With
hu, ntu tvui j (-(, 11111,11 tiwi iidii:ii t
, tileii .fi hfitw t.',.-li inii'ul ,'.in Vil
i " " ... v.4writ.u --',
e nas worstnnpetl you.
and it is cruel that you don't take pity
on her tender heart."
"(hie doesn't like, to liavi a girl
throw herself at one's head, mother.
Hlanehe might have waite I till I
asked her to love mj."
"JSut. Val, you ought to b grateful
to her for loving you, ivally. A113
other man would go on hi-t knes f
think Inn, an I yon know it. S!ie is
the belle of hCr set. beautiful and rich:
i and. as she savs. she can bring any
man to her feet but you."
"An I wants me just out of perver
sity, eh?" laughed handsomj Val. and
the big diamond on his whitj hand
cent out a blin ling Hash of light as lu
tried to smother ; yawn.
Nil. she loves you fon lly an I tlcvo-
terily. my son, an 1 she is just the girl
for you. too a very queen of beauty.
Come. I will tell you her secret, poor
girl. It was for your sake she has
buried herself in the country."
"I don't comprehend "
"I'll explain. Val. Well, only the
night before she left she told me in
tears, that she was madden d by your
inriifi'ereiice. and was going away to
lest your love. She thought yon
miht miss her, and find outyou loved
her, by your sorrrw at her absence."
"Did she think I c mid not enjoy my
dear mother's s-ioiety alone?" he
queried, a tVeet'oiia tely.
"Don't begin to flatter
thinking to turn off the subj -ct! oh,
val. why won't you marry ISlanehe?
She surely has reason to eo.nplain if
you don't, for you have flirted with
her ever since she came here."
Heg pardon, it is I'.iaiiche who has
flirted vVith 1:10. Mother, von know ,
that g'.rl has flirted from her cradle!" 1
She only does it to make voii jejl- I
"No. it's her natn:
And she' cares
no more for the sutierina's of
her vie- i
tuns, than little bovs do for th
"iaki: voru king, n:m:v gkanpifox."
terllies whose wings they pull off.
she can be very cruel when she will."
"Hut not to you, dear, because she
loves you so much. An 1 she is so fond
of me. too. and is just my choice for a
daughter-in-law. Oh, Val, do rive me
your promise to marry Hlanehe!"' im
plored the handsome, worl lly mother,
who coveted the queenly heiress for
her son's bride.
Handsome Val raised his eareless
laughing face to iier. an I for once it
was grave and earnest, even sad.
"Mother, you've been telling me se-
crets. I'll tell
.von one. I cannot
leci'.ise 1 love an-
"Val!" she almost shrieked, in her 1
surprise and tlismav
"I love another girl," lie repeated, '
noarseiy. .vo, it isn t airy one 3-011
know. I met her last summer at the
sea-side. She was a guest of some
friends of mine. Oh, mother, how
iovely she was! not a queenly blon le.
like Hlanehe, but rather petite, with 1
a mass of curl- dark hair, a pale,
mignon face, with the sweetest red
month, a dimple in her chin, and such
c3-es! pure, forget-me-not-blue, hidin"
1 . .1.? .,. , , , ...
uuuer inieiv. curiv iasn;. iiniT :i
iet. She was a thousan 1 times prot-
tier than Hlanehe, to mv notion "
"Oh, heavens! and 3-011 are engaged
to her! It will break mv poor Hlanehe's
"I am not enrnTpil to nnx- nnc
mother, for my little beauty vva, en- J
gaged before I ever met her. She .
told me so when I asked her to be ;.
mine l.ut, bafore heaven, I believe
she liked me well, and if she had only
to another man. There's a chance for
Hlanehe vet," cried Mrs. Monroe, with
a si"di of relief.
"Hut she isn't married vet. mother.
for I made her swear solemnly to send
me wedding cards when it came off.
For, as long as she :
some hope, 3-oa know
For, as long as she is tingle, there's
ud I swear
.. lk 1 -- IS ,T . i f
?: - j.-.n. , - - jr.,1- 1
MB-K-yS!kirfc T ' falsitv. since it gives me ailothe
1 EtiAC,;! ,,ti2liVVKia'.-JlA sfvl?l i.l
'.l?b-l.(M'lS I chance! Oh, b'essie, when I courtei
'Bm tfwwffiimimtti yxu b-v ih ce''" !:,st - y i
Y' Wife1 S'vUryJ! Wmffl'l ' ",,t owned that, but for a prior en
V7 VJ f T ?'
I'aiX 2" I
.TT- r ? TT1 1 ---.. . w
that I'll marry nd on-; uritU my little
beauty i.s lost to me forever."
"An I then then would you have
"As well her as another, sines I
should have no heart for any but my
lost love," gloomily.
The weeks slipped away, arid ona
morning, when the mail canle id, his
mother cried, e".igerly:
"Wedding ear.l.s for yon, Val. Per
haps it is that girl!" and she could not
keep the joy out of her voice and eyes.
He tore the cards from the envelope,
with nervou-; fingers.
"Great Heaven! tha craei blow has
fallen!" arid he staggore I to his seat,
his hand before his eve's
"Win-, w'liatis thisTshj criel ex
amining his cards. "Val, it is the
girl at llaz.elmero, Hlanehe's cousin,
pretty little H-'ssie Gray!"
"That is her name," he sighed,
"0!i, Val, remember yoir promise!
' this irl nlairic I Her b. "trot lied, you
would marry Hlanehe!"
"Yes," he aiiiwere.l, with the
acquiescence of despair.
"I am so glad, so gla 1! Val, shall
you go to the weldin7.'''
"Yes, I will see lur lost to me for
ever! Tiled. I will bring Hlanehe
back as my betrothed! "he answered,
with tlse recklessness of a torturing
despair for his blighted love-diva:n.
He arrived at the pretty Southern
homestead in the morning of the day
sDt for the wv 1 lilt ;. A bhtnleriug
s-rvant too't his eul when he asVe I
for Hlanehe, and sent him into the
She's in there, cutting flowers for
the bride's bouquet."
Some on 1 was h doing his cousin,
and he pause I at the sjun I of voices,
and peeped through a thicket of
blossoming pink a?.ali:ts.
Hlanehe's companion was a young,
line-looking-man. He cried out, in a
passionate ro:e :
"Hlanehe. thi- is cruel worlt for us
both! Oh, if these flower.? were only
for you, my darling!"
"Hush! you must not say such things
to me you, who will ba married to
l!c,io Gray to-night:"
"Not if you forbid it, Hlanehe, for
my fate lie, in yO'ir had Is-. Ah, pj ir
Utile IMssie. I Lived her dearly till
you came, but the glanees )f your
eyes drove nu 111 id, ai.l my love
turned from her to you. Do not up
braid me, dearest, for surely I have
read your heart aright, in your tender
blue eye-., an l you love me as well a
I do yoit. This mai'riage would mike
us both verv unhappv. (Jli, iilaiiche.
I let us fly together before this fatal
bond is riveted that sun ler.s us for
ever. We can be married quietly in
Washington, and o abroi I "
'"Stop," she cried, in elear, ringing
tones. " oil insult in e, I'oriy OiMnJi
son! Why, I lnv never dre:ini"d of
loving you! 1 only amused nryself
with your vanit , because you hip
pencri to be the only man about! I
shall never marry any one but my
handsome cousin, Va'cntine Monroe!
As for yon. sir, you must keep your
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. .... - . . . , ., ..fresh regiments 00 tig ruin; J.
"I Will, for I despise you now that I .. n , - , .... , . .
know you were only H'.rting with nit?,
and " but he turned with a start,
for the outer door of the conservat ry
' opened, and a petite figure entered,
the dark eaily held held high, the
migr.on face very pale, the tiny white
hand holding out a pretty pearl ring.
"Take your ring, 1'erry GraitriisOn,
and may Go! forgive 3-011 for your fal
sity," cr.o 1 Heis,', her voice chikin.r
with stilled tear.-..
'Oh heavens. Hessie! you h ive heird
all. l!iit forgive me. I pray you dear
est, for I was caught by a s'.ren's
wiles. I only fancied I love 1 her,an 1,
at tho diseovery of her fa'sity, 1113
heart turned back to 30:1 with 11
"And I despise 3o:i!" she replied,
scornfully. "There will be no wed-
1 ding to night."
, "Ah, Hessie. don't sav that rashly,"
cried a -earning voce, an I alcnture
Monroe stepp I from his concealment
and tok her haul "I, t o. have
heard all, and I rejoice in this craven's
gaement. yon might nave lilceit me.
Can't you love me now? cin't I tike
I Gran lis.m's place to-night?"he prav-ed
"Ye-es for I know I shall love 3-011
better than I ever could have loved
I'errv Grandison," she murmured,
I blushinglv, and let him slip his ring
on her little lia.i.l.
And Val really married sweet Hes
sie that night, but I'errv an I Hlanehe
j did not stir.' for the we I Ihrr. Tlmy
departed in haste repenting their
I treachery and hating each other
1 I'errv to seek forgetfulness abro.il.
! and Hlanehe to weep her heart oat in
A True -i,-h ! ir.
Theodore Moinmsen. tho famous
historian of Home, had not only the
appearance, bit th; manner of a
scholar. Tnee during the half-hour's
drive from Hcrlin to Charlotten'Mtrg.
the car in winch the professor role
went badly off ths track Tno rest
of the passengers alighted, the
horses wero removed, and the
branded car was left until help
1 couio oe iotinu e;ommsen remained
reading his book. An hour passed,
j and the so ind of levers and .aeks
and the plunging of hoiea' hoofs
1 aroused him from his reverie With
no b1"1 ot discomposure, he ros
frm his seat and went to tho door
Ah," said he, "we seem to have come
to a standstill." Argonaut
A Matter r Opinion.
Jack Is it nleasant to kiss?
May There is 01113' one thing
Jack What's that?
May To be kissed! (And hc
clock struck 12 four times in succcs-
S10u wlthout thinking.)
iuj m, SmIri
..It -;5 very kimI.of tho b t()
corae around and serenade me.' said
h r-.-imliilnto for- nnnnm.BO ..... 1
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Vt lint AHc.l ilpr.
He fireat heavens, madamc, are
yon going to have a fit?
She. trying to whist'c Whec-whe-l'm
tryin ' to whistle for Fi.lo
Won't -ou whistle for him for me
LIKE SARDINES IN A BOX.
Gotham's S war mi 111; l-L'initiJUort an I It
General Ignorance of America.
New York is a city without homes
says a writer in the Forum. Among
3ld residents and new, nativo and
fordigti; anions the poor, tho woll-to-Jo
and thfj rich, the question Is
almost utliverstil: "Where do you
live now?" Hfaw iririny iri ihc whole
9frct city have lived tcu years hi
one house? Ildv many have lived
fivo years whero they live now?
New Yorkers are as nomadic a-, tho
Hcdouins: but the Hcdouins have a
much wider range, and this is an ad
vantage To.fcc confined to one Ut
ile islaUd ald yet, to luivo no homo id
to acquiro tho vices aiid td slitTct" the
limitations both of the tramp and
tho serf, lhcrc may bo disadvan
tages about neighbors and friends,
but after all it is civilizing to have
them. New Yorkers linvo no neigh
bors arid few raal friends. The
housing of New York is riot g'oo 1.
The jlebplri arci packed away like
sardines in a box, or dishes in a cup
board; somo cupboards have four
and soma sixteen shelves; only a very
few families cn'oy an entire cup-
1 board to themselves. The peonlc
sulVer from iob great frviinity, they
are often and perhaps comnlOnly
too close for moral and physical
decency. Light is a rare and pre
cious commodity. Sewer gas first
hand Is not go d to breathe, but.
breuthed scveiul times in succession
by different persons becomes nox
ious. Jn spite Of the commercial charac
ter of tho peonk' of New York city,
in spite of tho small artny f com
mercial travelers whose add ess is
New York, it is still true that the
great body of tho people know next
to nothing of tho rest of the coun
try. 'J'lio W'cst knows Iho l-fis. tho
Kust does not kiuw tho Wedt this
is tfihj bcfeaiise the West came from
the Kast in the first phied. aril bj
cuusc thousands of Westcrnoi visit
the Tast while only hundreds or tens
ot Kasterners visit t:ij West. Tho
struggle for existence in New York
city is so severe that tho bod. of tho
people havo not the time, if they
had the: inuTiiafioil, to nequiro gen
eral information. Life with tliem is
inteil.se" and swift, but it runs in a
very narrow channel after all. In a
very real enso the people iro pro
vincial. They ask the visitor from"
I Kansas C'itv if he
They ask the
friends in M. Taul.
visitor from Denver whether he en
joys any lfdigious privileges in that
city of churches". M titty t'f tliaul not
only know nothing of AineriOil
beyond a few streets of tho metropo
lis, but they actually take pride in
not wan tine; to know anything.
THE t)Ut3HE9S' REGIMENT.
l!uiv Her Craro of Cordon Itaitfl a I5-f;i-incnl
of l!i;lil.iirl I.addio.
Near tho close of the last century
rumo s of a French invasion alarmed
Great L'ritain and roused military
ardor to such an extent as to lead to
a series of interesting sketches by
tho Honorable Mrs. Arinylage of
Hritish Mansions and tho Mistresses
of Fast and Present, "rceonth- publish
ed in Tinsle3"'s Magazine, the raising
by the famous duchess of Gordon of
the battalion of Gordon Highlanders,
whieh has held such a distinguished
place in hritish military aur.ulB, is
thus described: '-'Jhe duchess of
Gordon is said to have had a wagei'
with the prince regent as to which
of them would first raise a battalion
and the fair ladj- reserved to herself
the povcr of ottering a reward even
more attractive than the king's
At all events, tho duchess and
Lord Ilutitly started off on their
errand, and between them soon raised
the required nilmbe. of men. The
mother and son frequented every
fair in the countryside, begging the
fine youn Hgighlanders to come for
ward in support of the king and
country and to enlist in her regi
ment, and. when all other arguments
had "ailed, rumor stated that a kiss
from the beautiful duchess won the
She soon announced to head
quarters the formation of a regiment,
and ente: cd into all the negotiations
witli the military authorities in a
most businesslike manner, reporting
that the whole regiment were High
landers save thirty-five. Lord Ilutit
ly was given the first conmand o
this corps, the 1 and ever since
known as the Ninety-second or Gor
don Highlanders, and wearing the
tartan of the clan."
Kmcr-iia sin 1 ItiMkiii.
On the occasion of Kmerson's 7ast
visit to Kngland he sought out Kits
kin and went to his house to see iiis
pictures and other works of art there.
Kuskin talked with amazing volubil
ity about his treasures until the sage
of Concord, himself a somewhat re
ticent talker, could no longer bear
the stream of pessimistic words.
'At last " he said afterwards to a
friend, who has only recently ma le
public the anecdote, "I could not en
dure it any longer, for his thoughts
were as black as n'ght, an 1 I took a
sudden leave of him "
Mrs. Fanglo Why don't you ring
the dinner bell. IJridgct?
IJridgct I couldn't foind any,
Mrs. Fanglo Why. it's on the din
in -room sideboard.
ISridgct Och! An' is it thot one it
is? An' yersilf toulri mo la-t noight
as thot was the breakfas' bell! Life.
An KncoiiraxiiiK icn.
Farixer Meadow How is j-our son
doing in the cit3?
Far.i e Harrow He hasn't said
much about his business, but he
writes me that he's got lots of friends
Farmer Meadow That's encourag
in'. That shows that he ain't had to
borrow itoncv" yet.
What They Mr.in.
Sweet Girl What do the papers
trcan when the' talk about a
Father They mean one who knows
how to n ake pumpkin pics.
The Connecting I Ink.
Mrs Van Veneering Doj-on know
the H'chlej-s well?
Mrs. Jere Mandering Like a book.
We cmxdov the samo drya&maker.
VmtM SAM'S JrADE SUN
BIG ELECTRIC SEARCH-LIGHT
AT SANDY HOOK.
It Throws ltd Kny 0cr the Atlantic for
a IHntancc of Kighty Miles IVrcliwI
oil rt Tower Ninety Feet High The
Largest l'rojcctor Vver Made.
Tho largest deotricsoarch-Ilgltt in
tho world, latgel eten than tho
famous proje "tor on the top cf Mount
Washington, has been purchased Tjy
the United States' government, for tho
purpose of cxperiinetiting in coast
defense. It is at Sandy Hoolt prov
ing ground where it is perched on
tdp" Of a tower DO feet high, from
which it swedes tho waters in all Di
rections. It is undoubtedly the largest pro
jector ever mado. It measures five
feet ucross tho front of tho lens and
though tho strength of tho arc is
47,0 J J cafidle-poweiv yet this is mag
nified by a special mechanism which
is a part of the lamp itself, until tho
beam of light readies a candlc-potrcr
of ID 1.0 JO. 007. i?o strong is it. in
fact, that it is possible to detect its
darting light eighty miles av.'n
Tho fact that the search-light, so
successful on our men-of-war. might
prove of great Utility iu coast de
fense has been suggested before, but
nogood opportunity presented Itself
until last year when a German firm
of electricians exhibited the present
big lamp nt the Chicago exhibition,
'i'heit tho ordnance department de
cided to buy It and commence the
series of experiments nt tho Sandy
Hook proving ground.
Of late years immense strides havo
been made in the otfensive facilities
of tho navy department, and, whilo
the S3stcms of defense have Wender
fully advanced, they havo not In
many instances kept pace with tho
Othdr end of the science. A very
good instance can bo found in tiio
performance? of Iho torpedo boat
C'ushing. The little craft b-iilt by
the HcrresholTs has been able so far
to dcf3- even the search-liirht Since
she has been painted green it is
almost impossible to find her in the
water with tho Bcarch-light now
used by naval vessels. At CJoat
island last slimmer she played about
the water near tno man-of-war and
was never discovered until she had
signaled that she had been prowling
aljont and codld havo blown airy or
all of the big tattle shij5 out of tho
water. On several occasions she
ran up within a few yards of the Sail
Francisco and the Miantonomah in
Hid filco Of the search-lights and was
itii the bigsearch-hght at Snndy
Hook it would be impossible fur tho
dishing to play such pranks.
Tho Ja'iip was made especially for
the' Chicago exhibition b- Schuckert
& Co.. of Nurembtirg. Germany, sas
tho New York Journal. It was
mounted on tho northwestern corner
of tho roof of tho manufactures
building, and when it was operated,
three evenings each week, its light
was detected in Milwaukee, over
t!ight3- miles away. When completely
mourned it stands about eight and
one half feet above the platform on
which it is erected. The space with
in the lamp Is large enough to allow
five or six men to euseoneo them
selves. The most important part of the
lamp Is the large parabolic mirror.
Which is ttsod to magnify the light
from the carbons. It has a working
diameter of five feet and n thickness
of seven eighths of an inch. It is a
remarkable piece of glass, and six
months were consumed in the labor
of grinding and polishing. Tho back
of the glass is heavih coated with
silver, which is protected by a coat
ing of specially prepared paint. It
has been proved by experiments that
this style of mirror is best adapted
for projecting the rays of an arc
lamp for search light purposes, as it
furnishes tho rellection of tho in
tense ra3s more than any other kind.
In fact, an electrical cngineer.speak
Ing of it, says that though great im
provements may bo made in search
Ughts in the future, the parabolic
mirror must form an integral por
tion of the mechanism of the lamp.
The carbons in tho lamp aro very
large, and a device is provided by
means of which thev' can be sepa
rated immediately, and the arc.
which depends on this separation,
established automatically, so that it
is 011I3 neccsary to turn on tho cur
rent to get the full force of tho light
at once. This device will make the
lamp very valuablo for naval pur
poses. Although the lamp weighs in tho
neighborhood of 2,'0) pounds, it is
so perfectly poised that a child can
swing it about. So it can be worked
by hand or by means of electric mo
tor. The lamp is mounted on a tower.
First a wall 3 ) feet above the sea
level was built. Oa top of this wall
stands the tower, li') feet high The
height of tho lamp and stand, x
feet, places the total height of all at
'Jiil feet. From this eminence it is
po sible to command a very extended
horizo.i. anl with systematic opera
tion of tho light it would be almost
impossible for a large vessel to ap
proach within a destructive distance
before it could be seen.
The chief trouble will be the de
tection of the small and almo.-.t in
visible torpedo boat-. The per
formances of the dialling show what
has to bo contended against, even if
the boat's presence in nearby waters
Her Final Anvvor.
Ho had proposed to her in an ex
tremely florid and luxuriant, not to
say tropb-ul an I soulful, manner, and
she had received it with laughter
and merry gibes. Naturally this
course of treatment didn't improve
his temper. -What do -ou take me
for. anyhow?" ho asked, furiously in
dignant. Again the provoking laugh.
I don't take 'ou for anything," sho
replied; "I reject you utterly, flood
evening, sir." And alio left him to
his meditations. Detroit Free Press.
she UMn't Mind It.
Hridgct's mistress iiad asked her
if she overheard a rather angry con
versation between her husband and
"Oh. j-is, ma'am,"' replied Hridget.
"but sure I didn't moind it. I'm
used to it. I'm married myself. "'
How He Helped 11 Ncetlv Reporter f
Make n Few Dollars.
Colonel Ingersoll has the kindest
of hearts toward all mankind, sav
the Chicago Inter Ocean. Only a
few days ago a newspaper nan told
11:0 a character stuiw about h:in.
Thia newspaper man found himself
in Now York out at elbow, unable to
get work, and unwilling, of course,
to ask alms. In his strait it occured
to him to go to see Colonel Ingersoll.
although ho was quite sure that the
colonel would not remeinliei tho
single occasion when the.- had met.
Well, what can I do for you.
young man?" said tho colonel, com
ing tight to the point
I am a newspaper reporter and
want you to give me an interview."
On what subject?"
"Any subject you please, sir. "
For what paper?"
For nnv paper that will buy it of
-Well, that's cool! Don't you
know my time is valuable?"
Yes; but 1 am in a tight place. I
am out of work; 1 don't know which
way to turn. 'J hero is no market
for what I write There is always a
market for what you sa3. Talk to
tnc twenty minutes and it will bo ''"
or o) in my pocket."
"Hut I would rather give or lend
you the nior.ov-."
"I couldn't take it as a gift, and I
have no right to ask a loan. I want
to earn it and I think I am justified
in asking cha ity to the extent of a
few minutes of your time."
All right.' was tho cheery re
joinder. "Fire away with your
The reporter "fired away" on the
first topic that camo into his miim.
an 1 soon had material which he
mado into copy salable to a syndi
cato for $10). Nor was Ingersoll's
good nature exhausted with a single
interview. Said my friend: "I ate.
drank and slept on Ingersoll for a
month, or until I got regular work,
and whenever he gave me an inter
view he went over H13' notes and
touched them up until the matter
was in his best style. That's the
sort of a man Ingersoll is."
l.ai.t 111 Vtirf UVit.
the foresight Lord Hosebery dis
played in arranging his matrimonial
plans is illustrated 111 the following
anecdote: Shortly after ho had iv
turned from his continental tour, he
was 0110 of a hoiiao party at Mont
more, a lordly pleasure house which
Karon Meyer HothschWd had built
for himself in Kuokinghainshire.
Ouo evening, at dinner, the conver
sation turned on the exquisite decor
ations of tho room. Lord Kosobyiy's
observation to his next neighbor, by
way of epilogue to the conversation,
was: "Yes, this place would suit 1110
excellently." When, seven years
later, ho had married tho daughter
of tho house, and was the owner of
Mcntmoro. his friend, happening to
meet him, reminded him of this ob
servation. Lord Ho-cbcry replied
with assumed gravity, but with a
tell-tale twinkle in his ee: "Well,
of course 3011 know the unexpected
always happens. " Argonaut.
An Ktt'iitfitl Iay.
"Well, well!" exclaimed the cditi.r.
"If that wasn't a queer experience!''
What was that?" said the foro
Thero was a man in here just
now who didn't seem to know any
more about how a newspaper should
be run than I do."
What Mil- Mc.mt.
Minnie How in the world eat.
you say that Mrs. Tel lit is a woman
Mamie I meant that she had all
the neighborhood intelligence that
GRAINS OF COLD.
Are you making any plans that reach
beyond thi.4 life?
When you bid your sin good by, don't
shake hands with it.
A fool empties his head every time
he opens his mouth.
Growth in knowledge is the onh
cure for self-couciL
Much bending breaks the bow:
much unbending the mind.
There is nothing more beautiful on
earth or in heaven than love.
Weakness on both sides is, as we
know, the trait of all quarrels.
The best remedy for self-conceit is
to be well introduced to yourself.
Speak but little and well if you
would be esteemed a man of merit.
He grateful for your blessings and
it will make your trials look small.
It is mu2ii easier to be eontente '
without riches than it is with them.
Don't talk much about yourself
when you want to by listened to with
One reason why there are not more
good boys, ib because goo.l father are
IVoplc who are wrong in the'r
thinking are sure to bj wrong in their
every day life.
MANNERS OF MEN.
In an Oregon court a laborer who
has an Italian n.im, but looks like a
German, had a linguistic diul with
the court interpreter. II .r uiiderstoo I
each question but replied to it in a
different tongue until the interpreter
acknoA-le !gjd himself beaten and
ashed the court for protection.
Suicide statistics, covering a period
of twenty-live jcar. in New York
city, off.:r " s-jmi intjrsting deduc
tions. They show, among otiier
things, that thj Irish and the negroes
arc not given to silf-dustruction. The
Germans show a nueii larger per
centage of saicides Jian either of th.i
races above ment'one 1.
A rancher on VAshon Ulan 1, Wash ,
has his housj painto.l more expen
sively than any other house in the
state. Last fall he foun I a box whieh
contained about 20) pounds of what
he thought was a Hnj quality of fire
proof paint Hoating in tho soun 1. Thj
paint was packed in smtll tin cans
and bore a foreign lab !, and as it had
cost him nothing he thought he would
paint his house with it. The house is
now pahitcd inside an I out, and in do
ing so the greater portion of the
paint was consume 1. The rancher
has discovered, mneh to his sorrow,
that instead of fire-proof piint he has
his I101133 covered with about $3,000
worth of smuggle I op'um, which was
thrown overboard by smugglers.
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