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COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 1894.
VOLUME XXV. NUMBER 10.
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Oakland will celebrate the Fourth.
A barb-wire factorv is being- built in
Harvard will vote July 2 on the ques
tion of water works.
A chapter of Ro-'al Arch Masons is
to be installed at Wayne.
Rain makers operated at Beatrice
and brought a good shower.
Nelson schools turned ous six gradu
ates four boys and two girls.
The sheriffs of the state will meet in
convention at Hastings June 28th.
It has been decreed that nickcl-in-slot
machines at Tccumsch must go.
The seventeen-year locust has made
its appearance in llox lluttc county.
.Nebraska City is completing arrange
ments for a good celebration on the
The Long Pine Chautauqua assembly
is advertised to take place June -'J to
' In the cow boy hundred mile horse
race at Chadrou four of the animals
The citizens of Flattsmouth have
raised over SI, 000 to celebrate the na
I une 39 the annual state convention
of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will
be held in Tccumsch.
Vniversalists of Nebraska had their
state meeting at Tccumsch last week,
with a good attendance.
II. A, ISabcock fc Co. of Lincoln
bought 1 '.'0,000 of 4'j per cent twenty
year bonds of Dakota county issue.
Hammond fc Young of Schuyler have
the contract to sink thirty wells at Co
lumbus for the city water works there.
Mrs. .1. 1). Rhodes and her two
daughters were thrown from their ve
hicle and the former seriously injured.
Irace, the 1 -year-old daughter of
Mayor Kneebrig of Falls City, died last
week. J-she was a vcrv popular young
M. II. '-Irwin, who lives two miles
north of Table Rock, had his new
tiouble harness stolen from his stable
Notwithstanding that there has been
considerable building this spring, the
demand for houses to rent at Newcastle
The barn of Fred Menz of Seward
was struck by lightning and burned to
I he ground. Loss about 5700, with
It is rumored that a move is on foot
to organi.e a stock company at 1'onca,
the object of which will be to build a
steam jurist mill.
Sam Payne, the Omaha negro who is
supposed to be responsible for the death
of Maud Rubcl some time ago, has been
arrested in Iowa.
Deputy I'nitod States Marshal Coble
of Springview arrested John Strah
lccker, charging him with selling
liquor to Indians.
The Fremont postolHee makes a good
showing of business for the last year,
notwithstanding the dull times. It
shows a decrease of only SKtio.
The alfalfa crop, though but few
have engaged in its cultivation in this
section, says the Kearney Democrat, is
being harvested and is a very good yield.
Receiver We.stervelt of the Citizens
National bank of ( I rand Island, paid
out nearly S30.0.-0 last week, on the
second dividend declared by Comp
A rabid dog lielonging to Mr. Wells,
near Unadilla, bit a '.t-year-o'.d son of
Arthur Jones severely in the hip, and
also bit a number of dogs and several
head of cattle.
Tramps entered the farmhouse of
James Trimble, near Mella, when the
folks were absent and got away with a
new suit of clothes and many house
The ten-mile bicycle race between
the lirand Island and Hastings teams
resulted in favor of Hastings. Time
-.:0"... The two mile race was won
by Roush of Crand Island. Time 3:.V..
. F. Vail, city tiekel agent at
Omaha of the Hurling ton road, died last
Sunday. He had undergone a surgical
operation for an intestinal cancer from
which he had been suffering for about
O. D. Thatcher's barn, at Hastings,
was struck by lightningandset on lire,
llefore it was discovered the llaines
had gained such headway that the
structure was entirely destroyed. The
loss was S.'iOO.
A. 1. Webster of Lincoln, who has
shown signs of insanity for some time,
was taken to the Lincoln asylum for
treatment, having been examined by
the insanity commissioners and pro
After one year of quiet, base ball has
ln'i'ii agitated again, and a new nine has
been organized at Schuyler, with J. C.
Sprecher. editor of the Quill, as man
ager, ("rounds will be fenced and an
A number of Knglish gentlemen arc
trying to organize a cricket club in
Kearney. Nearly enough members
have already been secured and it is
quite probable that several games will
be played there this season.
The $00,000 canal bonds of Kearney
have been sold to lireen Oc Van Duyn
of Lincoln, and work is now being
pushed as rapidly as possible on the
canal enlargement. The pay roll this
month will probably run over S3. 000.
The Nebraska City Press says: "II
Otoe county farmers continue to pay oil
their mortgage indebtedness for a few
months longer at the ratio prevailing
during May, it will soon be distin
guished as the unblanketed county.' "
The State Cycling club will hold
their state meet in Kearney on July 4
and the Kearney Cycling club are
making extensive arrangements to
have a good time. The track is being
put in tirst-elass order, and when com
pleted will be one of the fastest in the
Mrs. Eloise Rudiger has been acquit
ted of the murder of "Rarou"' Reiser
of South Omaha last November. The
second trial of the case was even a
harder fought contest than the first,
and the attorneys for the prisoner were
freely congratulated when their client
was no longer a prisoner, but a free
A numbei of farmers at Fritsch are
trying pumping in a limited way for
irrigation purposes, with indications
that more of it might be done to ad
vantage where water does not have to
be lifted over 300 feet. A number are
pumping with considerable success
along Red Willow creek.
While on their recent visit to Cali
fornia Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Uaskins of
Pawnee City visited the locality where
the former worked a mine years ago.
Mrs. W. picked up a number of pebbles
as mementoes, and when they arrived
in that city a few days ago Mr. II ex
amined them and found among them a
gold nugget that will assay S12 or $14.
The stringency in the money market
seems to have affected matrimonial
matters somewhat, in Gage county at
least. The records in the county
judge's ollice show that up to the pres
ent date eighty-six licenses to wed have
been issued during 1S94, as against 322
for the same period of 1S03.
At Nebraska City Paul Lyon was
bound over to the district court in the
sum of S500. Lyon was a clerk at Mor-ri-on's
jewelry store and is charged
with getting agay with several hundred
dollars worth of goods, most of which
Hundreds of St. Paul citizens of
Danish nationality met at Dannebrog
on the Gth to celebrate the Danish
national liolida, held in high esteem
by them as being the date on which
they were granted a constitution by
Frederick VII in lsll.
Mrs. Christine Rradyof Grand Island,
the widow of Joseph Rrady, a cigar
maker, who died about two years ago,
committed suicide by taking fifty grains
of arsenic in water. She died in ter
rible agony. She had been worrying
over financial matters.
A storm at Franklin did considerable
damage. The roof of the high school
building was taken off, carried two
blocks and dropped on top of the Con
gregational church, breaking the roof
of tlie church. Chimneys and small
buildings were blown over in pro
fusion. In obedience of the decision of the
.supreme court Auditor Moore has paid
to Scotts Rluff county the sum of
ST, i'.i.'t.TS, the amount which the last
legislature appropriated for the relief
of the country for expenses incurred in
the trial of George Arnold on the
charge of murder.
The annual assembly of the Long
Pine Chautauqua will occur June 21 to
July 10, inclusive. The Chatuqua has
become one of the permanent institu
tions of Long Pine and has already be
come famous throughout the west as
the most desirable resort for summer
rest and recreation.
As. Mrs. A. M. Thomas of Lincoln
was passing down the walk in the rear
of her house, a man and woman seized
her and cut off her hair, which hung
down her baek. Mrs. Thomas was, of
course, very much frightened and called
for aid, but her assailants wore masks
and were not recognized.
In answer as to the query as to I.uf
falo Rill's politics, the editor of the
New York Advertiser says "Colonel
Cody is a true and proud American,
and a loyal one at that. At present his
politics is 'Wild West Show.' He is
speaker of the house of the congress of
the world's rough riders."
The theory that alfalfa will not
stand dry weather has been utterly ex
ploded by those who sowed alfalfa this
spring. During this unprecedented
dry spell, where other grasses have
utterly dried up, alfalfa is still grow
ing. Much more alfalfa will be grown
in Sarpy county in future.
Frederike Noultens, wife of Dr. F.
Noultens of Adams county, has lilcd
suit for a divorce in the district court.
I'Xtreme cruelty and the habit of
throwing various articles of furniture
at the plaintiff and through the win
dows are the grounds on which the
prayer for separation is based.
A celebration by the Ancient Order
of I'nited Workmen took place in Rlue
Springs, the occasion being the acces
sion of the 10 lili member since the
lodge was organized, a little more than
a year ago. There was a grand parade,
headed by the girl baud. Visitors from
Wynioreand Rea trice were present,
Tom McDermott of Fremont brought
town recently two magnificent speci
mens of pelican shot by him on the
Platte, near his place in Saunders
county. He shot three more, but they
couldn't he got out of the river. One
of the birds measured six feet five
inches from tip to tip of wings and five
feet six inches from tip of tail to end
of the beak.
A peculiar accidental death occurred
ten miles southwest of Reatricc, 11. W.
Williams being the victim. He and his
son were out hunting rabbits. Wil
liams lircd at one with the shotgun he
was carrying, and while the boy was
searching for the dead rabbit his father
fell to the ground and in a few mo
ments expired. He had been killed by
the concussion of the explosion.
The Suite Pharinaccsts, in conven
tion at Hastings, cho-e ollicers as fol
lows: President. II. tiering, Platts
mouth: lirst vice president, A. V. Pease,
Fairbury; second vice president, K. L
Cupps, Suoerior; third vice president,
II. A. Snow, Omaha; fourth vice presi
dent. II. M. Kates, Hazard: fifth vce
president. C. R. Coiupton; secretary, W.
L. Heilmaii, Tecuiuseh; treasurer, Jerry
Rowen, Wood River.
"Say a word and I will choke the life
out of you," was the startling saluta
tion that met the ears of Mrs. A. M.
Thomas of 1307 Rose street, Lincoln, as
she stepped out into her baek yard the
other evening. Then, without a word
of warning, she was seized from be
hind by a masked man and held while
a woman, also masked, drew from her
clothes a pair of scissors and cut off
the beautiful tresses near her head
that hung over ner shoulders. It was
but the work of an instant and then
The livery and feed barn owned by
Reauchanip t Son at Ord, burned last
week. The cause of the lire is un
known; insurance. S"00. The barn was
tented by MeDaniels A; Duinard, and
was full of stock at the time of the fire.
Most of the horses were saved, but nine
were burned, including a valuable
trotting colt valued at STl'0, and all the
vehicles. Three valuable horses were
turned loose and, apparently badly
frightened, ran upon a railroad bridge.
They fell from the bridge, resulting in
the death of two of them.
Henry Rrunse, a German living about
two miles west of Napier, was stabbed
fatally by a man named Charles Hill,
claiming to be a special constable from
Chelsea, Holt county. Hill, who has
no papers to show his authority, having
lost his warrant in the fracas, says he
was deputized to arrest one Gottlieb
Krause, who also resides near here.
Krause resisted and called for help and
about thirty-five or forty Germans re
sponded. In trying to get away, he
says, he stabbed Rrunse, who was
striking him with a heavy whip.
A farmer named Schock, who lives in
Dixou county, formed the disagreeable
habit of whipping his wife and chil
dren about four times a week. Neigh-
j bors finally turned in and gave him
treatment for it, hanging him up a time
or two until he was black in the face
and then kicking him across a quarter
section of valuable land, lie hasn't
felt like renewing hostilities since.
A 0-year-old son of Mr. Wilson, living
near Wahoo, was crushed to death last
week by a wall falling upon him at the
brickyard. He was present where the
workmen were cleaning out an old kiln,
when the wall fell without warning,
killing the boy instantly.
The Order of Railroad Conductors and
the Rrotherhood of Railroad Trainmen
of the Southern Nebraska district,
which includes she southeastern part
of the state, will hold their annual
picnic in Dillon's grove, in Tecumseh.
July 13, For the past four years these
picnics have been held in Falls City.
Citizens will see that the visitors are
The Knights of Pythias of Hastings
held memorial services at their lodge
rooms, aftsr which they marched to
the cemetery and placed llowers upon
the graves of deceased members. There
was a large turnont of members and
many citizens were in the procession.
HAT do you
think of him?"
"Is he not a
"Ugh! A look
at those white,
glassy eyes is
enough to make
one's blood turn
to ice. What
you to have such
a monster mounted?"
Colonel Bob Downing laughed at
my plainPy-cxpressed .horror of the
terrible beast he had set up in his
smoking Yoom a creature more re
pulsive even than in life, because of
the taxidermist's faithful reproduc
tion of a most suggestively ferocious
and cruel expression on the face of
the stuffed animal.
"I had him set up there, Taylor, be
cause of the associations," said
Colonel Downing, linallj. "Rut foi4
the Great Jhoot Demon I should have
still been knocking about the world a
confirmed old bachelor, instead of be
ing comfortably settled here in Lon
don with the nieest little wife that
ever man had."
"You told me there was an interest
ing story connected with your mar
riage," I observed.
"It is interesting and highly dra
matic," he went on. "Light your
cigar and take that easy-chair, so that
you can keep the monster in view.
It'll be a realistic aid to your imagina
tion as my history of how I won Mrs.
Downing develops itself.
1 adopted his suggestion, and never
in my life did I listen to a story with
Every word thrilled me, and I could
well imagine myself an actor in the
whole drama, and faney that the life
less beast within touch of 1113' hand
was alive and ngain the murderous
demon of an Indian jungle.
Just before the eolonel began, I
noticed that a small monkey, which
had before escaped my attention, was
perched among the limbs of a dwarf
tree in front of the demon, that the
taxidermist had used to give his sub
ject a more life-like pose.
I realized that the monkey was part
of the picture, for its grinning face
was turned toward the demon, and
clinging to the limb with one paw, it
had the other extended, as though
pointing to something ahead.
"What has the monkey to do with it,
colonel?" I asked, my curiosity
"The Lungoor? You shall hear. He
plays a very important part in the
With this assurance I was forced to
be content, and settling himself in his
chair, the colonel began.
As an enthusiastic scientist and
mighty hunter, he had traveled over
every part of the globe, his wander
ings having been chielly in the wildest
and most inaccessible portions of our
Three years ago, while in search of
a peculiar plant which grows only in
the deepest of Fast Indian jungles,
and which he was employed to hunt
up and secure specimen of, for a cele
brated inventor, who wished to ex
periment on the use of the pith of the
plant in some electrical contrivance,
the colonel found himself at Ramgarh,
a Rengaleno village at the foot of the
Here he was the guest of an ex
army officer, Kdward Meaney, whose
beautiful daughter, Katharine, made
a deep impression on the colonel's
To use his own description, "she
was a woman among women, courage
ous, gentle, kind, sensible and accom
plished." The major was the owner of an ex
tensive plantation, situated about six
teen miles from Ramgarh, where he
had a very comfortably appointed
bungalow, in which he lived a portion
of the time, his only companion being
his beautiful daughter.
Major Meaney had a smattering of
botanical knowledge and when his
guest described the plant of which lie
was in search, the major said:
"I think that I have met with it
while hunting for the Jhoot Demon,
in a dense jungle that lies to the
southwest of my place."
"Hunting the what?" demanded the
colonel, whose sporting instincts were
aroused at the mention of a creature
of which he had never before heard.
"The Jhoot Demon."
"And what in the name of all that
is horrible is a Jhoot Demon?"
"It's the name the natives have
given to an enormous man-eating
tiger, which is the terror of that
"Oh! the demon is only a tiger!
And you say you have hunted for him?
"Ever get a shot?"
'Til try my luck," said the colonel,
carelesSly. "I'll combine business
with pleasure. When I'm hunting for
this plant,l'll look up his demonship."
"Re careful that the demon does
not look you up instead," coutinued
"Nonsense! I'm not an ordinary
shikari (tiger hunter), but a man who
has slain over a hundred of the
"That's exactly what poor Dick
Culverton said, and Dick shot over
fifty tigers in twelve months once, on
"And did the tiger get him?"
"Yes. In the past ten years the
demon has killed every shikari, native
or European, who went out against
him. He has never even been seen,
and, as he never mangles a body, but
only sucks the blood through an
orifice made over the jugular vein,
the terror that the Jhoot Demon has
inspired is not surprising. He does
not confine himself to jungle man
hunting, and, although he never
forces a door, he has got into house
ofter house. Last March he killed
W"o of my servants, and a third, who
was lying beside them, was not even
"You excite my interest."
"I shall do well if I develop your
caution. Before I went on half-pay,
I was in command of a cantonment
which was pitched on what is now my
plantation. Two of my subalterns
likely lads went out for him and tho
next day were found dead liko the
"Boys arc proverbially careless."
"Doubtless. One of the poor lads,
with his last strength, had managed
to scratch in the soft ground the
words: 'Look out for a L . But
no amount of conjecture could solve
the riddle of this uncompleted sen
tence." "I shall certainly make it my busi
ness to hunt up the demon."
"Poor Dick Culverton left a message
also, as creepy and inysteriou9 as that
written by the boy. He had man
aged before life left him, to grasp a
twig, which was found in his stiffened
fingers, and this rude pen had-written
in the sand two letters before his
strength failed h"nn.J'
"A M ," answered the major.
Far into the night, Major Meaney
talked of the Jhoot Denton, its cun
ning, its ferocity, its murderous'TraF
pacity, and the colonel nodded his
head, and more firmly than ever re
solved to hunt the terror of the jungle
to his death.
The day following they set out for
the plantation tho colonel, Major
Meaney and Miss Katharine.
The bungalow was built close to a
palm thicket, and the colonel was
given an end room, the windows of
which, protected only by a mosquito
netting, overlooked this grove.
The front corner room was occupied
by Katharine Meaney, and as all were
weary from their day's journey over
the rough roacis, they retired early.
There was a full moon, and the col
onel, arrayed only in his pajamas,
seated himself at the window to
smoke a cheroot before retiring.
His feet were elevated on the low
sill, and he was gazing dreamily out
toward the palm grove, when there
was an almost inaudible rustle of
leaves among some low shrubbery
which grew close to the bungalow,
and looking sharply in that direction,
he saw a little gray brown paw very
cautiously putting aside the twigs.
Behind the paw he could discern
two small green eyes attentively re
"A lungoor!" he muttered to him
self, as it vanished from view. "A
Then h sprang suddenly but noise
lessly to his feet, and his whole frame
quivered 'with excitement.
"A lungoor a monkey!" ho re
peated, in a whispjr. "What was tha
message that poor lad left? 'Look out
for a L ;' a lungoor, he meant.
And Culverton's two enigmatical let
ters, written with the twig as he lay
dying, 'A M .' A monkey he meant.
By George! there's mischief afloat!"
Moved by a sudden inspiration, for
which he could never afterward ac
count, he picked up one of his heavy
express rifles, both barrels of which
were charged with explosive ball, and
opening the door of his room stepped
out into the wide verandah that en
circled the bungalow.
A mass of creepers growing up to
the thatched roof afforded him a
place of shelter, from which he could
keep his eye on the shrubbery and
command a view of tho window of
Katharine Meaney 's room.
lie had scarcely got himself into
position when the lungoor hopped out
into the clearing, the shrubbery shook,
and there followed the little creature
one of the most repulsive-looking
monsters his eyes had ever beheld.
It was a gigantic tiger, absolutely
naked, not a hair anywhere a huge,
ghostly, globous monstrosity a verj
Caliban of tigers, as big as a bison
and as long as a crocodile.
As the ghostly creature crept after
the monkey, he followed the slightest
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THE COLONEL'S IMFLi: KANO OtT.
curve and deviation of his guide with
the delicate alacrity of a needle under
the influence of a magnet.
The monkey crossed the little
cleared place and made straight to
ward one of the windows of the room
occupied by Kate Meaney, alongside
of which was the beautiful girl's bed.
Holding his breath. Colonel Down
ing followed with wide, staring eyes,
the movements of the two strange
The adroitness displayed by the
tiger was suddenly converted into a
subject of horrified wonder, for, as
the brute approached the window be
hind which lay tho sleeping girl, he
turned his hideous face up to the
moon, and the watcher, standing
breathless among the sheltering
creepers, saw that his eyes were of a
dull, dead white, without light, intel
ligence or movement.
The creature was stone blind, but
for all that evidently knew what lay
before him. for the taliva of anticipa
tion was clinging to his wrinkled
jaws like a mass of gleaming icicles.
The monkey, when it had come
within jumping distance, gave a low,
signal cry, made one vigorous spring
through the window upon Kate's bed
and then leaped upon the headboard.
The little guide was instantly fol
lowed by the tiger, but while his
huge, hairless body was in mid-air' the
colonel's express rifle rang out.
The tiger uttered a scream of agony,
his great forepaws dug at the air
viciously and his huge body fell with
a crash upon the lloor of the verandah.
The monkey, with a shrill cry,
sought to escape, but a ball from the
second barrel stretched it lifeless be
side the dead body of the Jhoot De
mon. Of course the shots alarmed the
household, and the reader can imag
ine the gratitude of Kate Meaney
when she realized that but for the
bravery and sagacity of 'her fathcx-'i
guest she would have fallen a victiifi
to the terrible demon.
It Is no Wonder, then, that seeing
the Interest he had excited in th
beautiful girl's heart, the colonel
pressed his suit, and was rewarded
before' many daj-s by becoming hei
The native servants gar'e(illy re
moved the skins of the demon add his
monkey guide, and as I glanced to
ward their stuffed forms, when the
colonel arose and announced that
lunch awaited us, I could not repress
a shudder of horror
West Tolnt Men Not Necessarily Pre
ferred for Promotion.
An impression that West Poinl
graduates by virtue of thoir influ
ence at Washington obtain J&e best
appointments in tho army,' and ic
that respect hate an advahtago ovot
Weti who "entered tho service as
civilians, is shown tdliave tlo found'a
tion by Lieutenant II. L Hawthonlo,
Fourth artillery, who writes a lottor
on tho subject to a Boston paper. If
was called forth by a complainl
that "tho military academy gradu
ates ni'e responsible for tho con
stantly manifest tendency of the
last thirty years to pass over men
whoso record really entitles thorn tc
staff duty and appointments, inde
pendent commands, or attractive do
tails, in favor of West Pointers.''
First drawing attention to tho facts
that four of tho seven major generals
of to-day sprang from civil life, nnd
that Gcnaral N. A. Miles, who is c
non-graduate, will in a short time
become commanding general, Lieu
tenant Hawthorne says: "Now
as to tho staff appointments.
Tho ndjutant general's depart
ment is mndo up of nine
non-graduates and eight graduates.
Tho inspector general's department
is composed of six non-grjidilatos and
ono graduate. Both of theso depart
ments reccivo their members by
choice from tho captains of tho line
of tho army, and theso figures do not
seem to indicate that prefurenco has
been shown to tho gradtiatos. The
proportions in the other staff depart
ments is as follows: Judge advocate
general's department, seventy-five
per cent non-graduates; quartermas
ter's department, sixty-one por cent
non-graduates; subsistence depart
ment, thirty-fivo per cent non-graduates;
pay department, eighty-eight
per cent non-graduates. The other
staff departments, except tho chap
Iain's, are not filled by selection, sc
thoy need not bo considered. Ol
the nineteen holding rank as general
ollicors. ton aro non-graduates. In
tho regiments of cavalry, six of the
ten colonels aro non-graduates. In
the artillery but ono of the five colo
nels is a non-graduate; while in the
infantry seventeen of tho twenty-five
colonels aro non-graduates."
Secret of Suocom Tliroiicrli the
Sletlium of tho Newspapers.
Tho success of advertising depends
upon tho advertiser. Ho must have
goods tho people need and offer them
in an attractive way. He must have
the goods ho advertises at tho price
stated. A "llukc ad." is a very poor
investment for any business man.
Loss of confidence in u business an
nouncement means a loss of trade.
All advertising docs not pay.
There must bo judgment used in
making investments in advertising
space as well as tho purchase of any
goods. Advertising is not a ono
quality and a one-priced articlo any
more than woolen goods, broadcloths,
oranges or meats. The medium for
advertising, tho circulation and
number of readers, must all be con
sidered. Thero aro catch-penny
advertising schemes offered in every
town which do not afford a fair re
turn for tho money invested.
Tho newspapers of a placo aro al
ways better than "tho occasional
opportunity" for announcing bar
gains, and always give a better re
turn. It is a fair estimate to count
five readers for every paper, and tho
larger tho number of papers issued
tho moro valuable tho space. Tho
money paid in catch-ponny schemes
for a singlo issue is frequently
enough to pay for tho same space in
a daily paper for a week The paper
may issue as many papers in a day as
the whole special edition and placo
tho "ad" before six times as many
pooplo in a week for tho same price.
Money carelessly spent for printer's
ink docs not givo profitable returns.
Thero is a chanco for scholarship,
ingenuity, invention, eccentricity
and wit in preparing an advertise
ment; but honesty is always the best
trademark, and, as it cannot be copy
righted, all are freo to uso it. Put
work into an advertisement and it
will work well put sense in it and
it will bring dollars to your till
Other Things Didn't Matter.
Judge Am I to understand, mad
am, that you want to with lraw youi
suit for divorce? Woman Yes, y'i
honor. "But you havo charged that
your husband neglected you, starved
' you and maltreated you most shame-
fully." "If you please, sir. I have
, just found out that the young woman
I I saw him with last week was hif
sister. New York Weekly.
j Stranger, on election day When
1 will tho polls close?
! Election Manager There's nc
1 tellin'; old Bill Jones is jes' got
J here; he's a voter from 'way back,'
' an' he's jes' jerked his coat!
Killed by Ills VaUo Teeth.
J At Liverpool recently a boatswain
I of a ship in that port was seixed
with a violent fit of coughing, dur
. ing which his teeth became lodged in
, his windpipe. Ho died before they
could bo removed.
Perfumes From Chemicals.
j Chemistry seems likely to furnish
, substitutes for the expensive per
, fumes now made from flowers. It
I has long been known that tho exact
' odor of the banana is produced iv
( the laboratory.
!l.onj; at His Toll.
Alfred Norton has been in tho om-
ploy of the eustom-house of Boston
as inspector since 1837. He resgined
I his position during tho late war, but
j when peace was restored resumed his
UNDER A SAILOR'S BAN.
THE STORY OF AN ACCURSED
A Spell Pat Upoa the Whaler by an In
dlaa Who. Had lld Abaudoned on an
Island A Crew Unobtainable for Years
and the Craft Burned.
Twonty-flf 0 years ago ono of the
stanchest whaling crafts1 that sailed
from New London, Cotirt., was tho
schooner Franklin. Sho was new
and able. Sho made soveral success
ful voyages to tho Antarctic and thon
a 6ailor put a hoodoo on hor that re
sulted in her being tied up at a
wharf, and there sho remained uutil
a fow nights ago, whon sho was de
stroyed by fire.
Tho story of tho Franklin, 'as tro
iated by a correspondent of tho
Globo-Democrat, is one of tho most
llitorostloff yarns that the old whalo-
tnon relate. In 1871 tho Franklin
Was in charge of a man numed
Holmes. While cruising around the
Antarctic ocean for seals he ono day
landed a boat's crew on an island for
tho purpose of killing what 6oals
thoy could while tho schoonor kept
on prospecting for rookeries. Tho
captain told the men that he would
return in about ten days, and pro
visions sufficient to last tho men that
length of timo woro given them.
Tho vessel didn't como back, and tho
men concluded that sho was lost.
Two hundred und fifty miles distant
was a locality known as Potter's
Cove, whero tho whaling bark Nile
had headquarters. With tho idea of
reaching that point in timo to tako
passage on the Nile, tho men took
tho carcasses of several seals and in
a small boat started. They arrived
at Potter's cove the day after tho
From an old try works that had
been left thero they made a shelter
for themselves, living on tho oil of
seals and sea elephants until tho
next spring, when they concluded to
go to Capo Sheriff and kill all tho
seals thoy could find boforc tho ves
sels began to arrive. They got
jutnmed in tho ico and were obliged
to return. Three of tho crew re
fused to make another attempt to
cross tho strait and were loft be
hind. Tho four men that wont were
lost. Tho three remaining passed
through tcrriblo hardships. Finally
two of them died, and. according to
the story of tho survivor, a Montauk
Indian named (Jarby, he ate the flesh
of his companions. He was found
nearly dead. He was finally brought
back to Now Loudon on tho schooner
'.. P. Simmons. Garby learned that
tho Franklin had returned all right
The captain told him that ho didn't
return for tho men on account of
head winds that mndo it impossible.
Tho Indian sued tho owners of tho
vessel, with tho idea of recovering
damages, but the ease went against
This infuriated tho man, and ho
ran down to the wharf whero tho
Franklin was moored, and standing
in tho midst of tho deck, called
down a curse on the craft. Tho man
was arrested and locked up. He
was called crazy. This charge was
not sustained, and (Jarby was set
free. Ho suddenly disappeared, and
has not been seen since. It takes
but little to arouse a sailor's super
stition, and whon tho story of dar
by's strango action ran along the
water front there was an ominous
shaking of sailor heads. Considera
ble trouble was experienced in get
ting a crew for the Franklin, but ono
was finally secured through the me
dium of a shipping ollice, and the
craft started for tho scaling grounds.
Everything ran along smoothly until
the vessel was in the vicinity of
Cooperislaud. in tho South Atlantic
ocean. Ono night a sailor on
watch ran into tho forecastle
and aroused his mates. Tho
man was laboring under great
excitement, and told tho men
that whilo pacing tho deck he had
seen six skeletons grinning at him
from the bows of the vessel. Tho
men ridiculed the sailor's fear.-, but
ho refused to return to the deck.
The mate was told the story and he
ordered the sailor back tolas watch.
The man, under a threat of punish
ment if he refused to do duty, went
on deck again. He had been alone
but a short timo when he rushed
into the forecastle again with the
same story. This time tho man was
hysterical, and within an hour was a
raving maniac. Ho was secured, but
before morning managed to get free,
and, running on deck, jumped over
board and was drowned.
Two days later the men in tho
forecastle went to the mate with tho
story that they had seen tnc night
before six skulls in tho forecastle
hatch. They wanted him to land
tlicm on Cooper island. They had
already had enough of tho Franklin.
The captain refused to do as the men
One night, about midnight, a sud
den wind arose, and all hands were
called en deck to shorten sail. The
wind rose to a hurricane and kicked
up a heavy sea. The captain stood
at the wheel and the men were scat
tered about tho decks doing their
best to keep themselves from being
blown overboard. Suddenly one of
tho men cried out in a terrified voice
for the others to look over the wind
ward quarter. All eyes were turned
in that direction and a phantom boat
containing six fleshlcss bodies was
seen hovering on the crest of a wave
headed for the vesaoL Tho captain
watched the strango craft until it
passed out of siht across the bow of
the Franklin. The occurrence was
too much for the nerves of the sail
ors, and when the storm abated
they insisted upon embarking in a
small boat for the Falkland islands.
Tho captain tried to perauadc them
to remain and agreed to take tho
schooner into port, but the men were
terror-stricken and, with the excep
tion of one man who refused to go,
took the boats and left the vessel.
With but two men at his command
the captain kept the Franklin on her
course. Ho had never been able to
explain tho phantom boat. Its ap
pearance had proved to him that the
fear which had scattered his crew
was not altogether unfounded. He
was a man of good nerve, but he was
considerably shaken one night while
ho stood at the wheel to see a skele
ton suddenly appear on tho opposite
side of it and grasp the spokes with
its bony fingers- The captain stood
his ground until he got tho Franklin
safely back into Now London harbor.
Then ho loft her. Many attempts
were made to got a crow for the vos
boI, but without success. Finally
sho was tied up and gradually fell
into decay. Tho firo that consumod
hor was of unknown origin, but tho
sailors say it wai tho rosult of tho
curse of Garby.
WIFE AND MOTHER.
Tho Fat, Overdressed Woman Thought
Children Were Surh a Mother.
This Is a truo bilL It was raining
one afternoon. Tho shoppers, whom
no sort of weather can dotcr from
tho dolight of "going about," and
the actors, who know they look dis
tinguished in big mackintoshes, woro
trending thopavomontsof Broadway,
getting up appetites for .dinnor, ac
cording to the Now York Herald.
Tho sidowalk, as far as you could
900, was roofed with umbrollas. It
was dismal enough. Halting on a
corner to watch the panorama, I saw
marching majestically through tho
ruck ono of thoso ponderous and
pompous femalos of ill-concealed
middle age, with much powder, gay
brocade, neat booting and tho in
evitable boll-bespangled pug dog.
She had diamonds in her oars, and
how sho had fittod her yellow gloves
over so many and such giant rings
was a mystery. Besido her toddlod
a flaxen-haired child, four years old
maybe. Sho was fully up to her
mother's standard in tho matter of
dress, and was as protty as a picture
Tho toddler picked hor way inde
pendently along tho dirty pavement
until tho gorgeous crcaturo whom
she called mamma and her smug
faced rival whom "mamma" called
"Fido" stopped at the muddy cross
ing. Then sho looked up, expecting to
bo carried or piloted across. "Mam
ma" gathored up her sumptuous
skirts, got a firm grip on them und
thon paused, looking from dog to
baby and back again tin 00 or four
times nnd then at tho oxpanso ol
mud. Thon she stooped corset
no corset grabbed tho handle
"Fido's" shawl strap and sailed
blandly across tho street
When sho set "Fido" down, swoot
and clean, tho baby daughter was
still picking her timid way among
people and vehicles, uutil a broad
shouldered young man picked her up
and finished tho journey for her.
Mamma thanked him with a smile,
which carefully concealed the teeth,
and he lifted his hat and passed on-
Children are such a bother."
SiirprUr of Ilin Life.
Sir William Don was a handsomo
lad, who, when he eaino into his for
tune, spent it in gambling, in tiio
space of four or five years, and then
went on tho stage. Ho was ono of
the most eccentric characters to bo
imagined, and odd things always
happened him- In America ho al
ways went about under his title, and
as baronets were not very common
in thoso days his manner of writing
his name, "Sir William Don. Bart."
was sometimes misunderstood. To
his great amusement, ho was often
addressed as "Mr. Hart." One story
is told of him in illustration of his
business habits. Ho had hired a cab
for a short drive, and at its close
asked tho driver if ho had any
No,'' said tho man. and as tho
faro was fifty cents. Sir William tore
tho bill in two and gave him ha'f.
Ono day ho said to a friend "My
dear John, if you will tako a walk
with me, I will givo you the great
surprise of my life. You will see 1110
pay a bill!"
And he did pay it, astonishing the
tailor even moro than his friend. He
died in Australia, whilo still a young
man, poor and despairing.
The Hiir.l I art.
"Here's a piece in tho paper I hau
around mo lunch," said Plodding
Pete, "that tells how Chauncey Do
pew says it's easy to mako an after
'Course it is," replied Meandcrin'
Mike. "Do clement of difficult; is
in de dinnor." American Industries.
Had to Take Mini.
Satan Who aro you?
New Arrival I died from cxcessivo
cigaretto smoking, and St. Peter
wouldn't let me in.
Satan Hum! Well, we'll receive
you, but you've got to go off and air
COLONIES OF THE WORLD.
Portugal has 2,800,000 people in her
The German colonics have a popula
tion of 3S."i,0'J0.
The colonies of France have 32,000.
In 1SSS the population of the British
colonics numbered 2.12,000,00).
The annual commerce of the British
colonics amounts to eU3,00;).000.
Algeria i held by a standing force
of ." 1,000 mjn, nearly all from France.
The French penal settlements in
New Caledonia havo about 0,003 con
victs. The British co'.onies have an annual
revenue of i-'I lU.OJJ.OJ'J anl a debt of
JLJ,'3, 003,00 J.
Denmark once had extensive colo
nies; now the:r population numbers
In IS 10 the British colonies, exclud
ing India, had a population of 5,000,
003; now 17,100.000.
In 1814 the population of British ter
ritory in India numbered 40,000,000;
now "it is 211,000,000.
Spain has over 4j3 islands in the
Eastern seas, mottly comprised in the
Philippines and Moluccas.
The total population of the Dutch
colonies is estimated at 30,0')3,0)3 or
more than six times that of the moth
Russia has no colonies in the proper
sense of the word. All the additions
to this gigantic empire have been by
military conquest and annexation.
The Spanish dependencies now have
a population of 8,r0),033. In the days
of Spain's greatest glory the colonies
were estimated to have 150,000,000
The area of the British colonics is
S,000,000 square miles, that of the
French 3,000,030,of the Dutch, GG0,000,
of the Portuguese 20f",,030, of the Span
ish 170,000, of the German 00,000 and
of the Danish "5,003.
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