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WHOLE NUMBER 1,259.
VOLUME XXV. NUMBER ll.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 1S04.
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Blue Springs will celebrate on the
Judge Xorris will orate at Wayne on
The assessed valuation of Dodge
county is 53,01)7,711.
John T. Martin, an Otoe county pio
neer, died last week
Miss Emma. Johnson, a member of
the Omaha Salvation army, died last
A summer normal to last six wcelcs
will be held at Ashland, commencing
The cob pipe builders at Axtell are
tinding a market for their wares in
The Tecumseh military band will
furnish music for the Table l'ock cele
bration on the Fourth.
Kearney gets SI, MS as her share of
the state school apportionment. Buf
falo county gets SO, 731.
Mrs. W. V. Atkinson of Dialybranch
has been postmistress at that place
for the past eighteen years.
Two (.! rant county ranchmen donated
a yoke of oxen for the Fourth of July
barbecue. The yoke goes with the
The baptism of twenty-seven con
verts in the western part of Nuckolls
county called out an audience of over a
Samples of wheat and oats that are
expected to yield twenty-five to thirty
live bushels per acre were shown on the
streets of Beatrice.
A team of milch cows hitched to a
wagon coming eastward passed through
Superior, the owner saying it was the
best team he had.
A I'olicmian school will be conducted
during the coming vacation weeks at
Schuyler. It will be supported by the
V. 1. Hawkins, a brother of Mrs
Noble of Sterling, lost his arm from a
slight cause. A splinter under his
linger nail started the mischief.
A mob at Omaha threatened to take
from jail and lynch a negro murderer.
The prisoner, however, had been taken
to the penitentiary for safe keeping.
With the exception of places that
have been irrigated, small grain will
le very short in ISulTalo county this
year, but the prospects are good for a
large corn crop.
Mrs. Fldora Johnson of South ( Mnaha,
was run down by a switch engine, re
ceiving injuries that resulted in her
death. Her husband some mouths ago
lost his life in a sand pit.
The report of the school census at
Hastings has been completed, and
shows that there are :.',-l."0 children of
school age in that city, an increase of
nearly .'0u over that of last year.
Nettie Coddington of Lincoln, a
3'oung girl of prepossesing appearance,
suicided last week by taking morphine.
The object of her affections failed to
reciprocate, hence life had no charms.
"Tony" W'eiley, a well-known char
acter about Beatrice, declared his in
tention to shuUlcoff b' the pistol route,
but was locked up till he could become
sober and suicidal intentions desert
The old men of Curtis organized a
nine and played ball with the kids, the
latter winning by a score of 25 to "0.
The whole town turned out to see the
fun, and 'the cow jumped over the
Seven ears of hogs, three of cattle
and one of sheep is the record of stock
shipped from tJothenburg one day last
week, w Iiich, u ith a car of hogs shipped
the day previous, makes a total of
Harry M. Shaffer has commenced the
work of making out the premium list
books for the fall state fair, which will
be held September 7 to 11. The racing
purses are to remain practically the
same as last year.
(ovcruor Crounse received a request
for seventy-five rilles to be sent to
Ogalalla to be used in case the Coxey
ites become too "fresh." Adjutant t "un
cral tlage was dispatched to the place
to look over the field.
Hon. A. ('. Scott of Kufialo county,
who vas prostrated a short time ago
with a stroke of apoplexy, is now not
expected to recover. II is left side is
completely paralyed and he can talk
only with great difficulty.
At Nebraska City 1'aul Lyon was
sentenced to three years in the peni
tentiary. He pleaded guilty to rob
bing his employer, . 11. Morrison. He
had crved a term in the penitentiary
before for the same offense.
Cozadians are becoming aroused on
the subject of irrigation and have ap
pointed committees to solicit money for
the employment of an engineer, to file
water rights and take such other steps
as may be deemed necessary.
Fire broke out in Mrs. Charles' resi
dence at Oagalalla. The building is a
total loss. Mrs. tharles was away from
home and the house was ransacked and
set on lire in the cellar. It h supposed
to have been et by tramps.
Mrs. Walker of Nebraska City is
suing the water works company for
damages because of destruction of her
barn by lire She claims that if the
water pressure hail been adequate the
building would not have burned.
Good soaking rains have brought
smiles to our farmers" faces. Now pat
ronize home industry and keep money
in the state. You should always buy
Farrell fc Co"i brand of syrups, jellies,
preserves and mince meat: Muite-Cee
boots and shoes for men. women and
children; American Biscuit & Manu
facturing Co., Omaha.
Florien Ueiger, a German farmer in
good circumstances, living in I. town
ship, seven miles south of Utica, was
in some way thrown from a load of
lumber while going down a hill, break
ing his neck and producing instant
death. He had been drinking while in
Extensive preparations are being
made for the opening of the seventh
annual assembly of the Beatrice Chau
tauqua, which begins at Beatrice June
4J1 and continue.-, fourteen days. The
program is one of exceptional excel
lence, and the Chautauqua grounds
never looked prettier than at this tea
son. Chris Brusk, a section hand at Grand
Island, was struck by a locoiu jtive and
thrown into a ditch, receiving a shock
severe enough to cause concussion of
the brain and fatal results are feared.
He was engaged in getting a hand car
or ties out of the way, remaining on
the track loo long.
The populist state couvcation will
probably be postponed for one week.
The con-ention was called for Grand
Island, August 15. It has developed
that on that date an important Grand
Ariny meeting will be held in the state,
aud as a great many populists desire
to attend that gathering a postpone
ment has been deemed advisable.
Marshal Cable paid Napier a visit last
week. He was in qu;st of William
Shultz who was inoictcd by the federal
grand jury on a charge of selling liquor
without a licence. He let for Omaha
with his prisoner. Other arrests will
be made in the near future on the same
West Point has reelected nearly all
Df the old teachers for another year.
An effort is being made to have a
picnic for the newspaper fraternity of
ISulTalo county, at Sheldon, some time
in the near future. If all the editors
md ex-editors in the county attend
there will be a good sized crowd.
The Methodist and Congregational
people of Wallace joined in a prayer
meeting for rain Wednesday and Thurs
da3 and the rain came as above stated;
2.21 inches fell. Small grain is a fail
ure, bat the corn crop is in fine condi
tion. George Harris, who lives about seven
miles east of Blue Springs, while drill
ing a well on his farm, struck a vein of
coal about three feet thick at a depth
of 320 feet Mr. Harris is a substan
tial farmer and will investigate thor
oughly. C. W. Lamb, receiver of the Piain
view State bank, has paid the deposit
ors interest and principal in full and
has turned over to Vice President Koush
about 83,000 worth of property. He
has finished his work and depositors
The latest railroad rumor is to the
effect that the Kock Island and I'nion
Pacific are conferring on the question
of a traffic arrangement between Lin
coln and Manhattan the former to use
the latter"s Republican Valley road
over that distance.
The valuation of Kearney property
as returned to the assessor is: Personal
property, SJ20,5!I; lots, Sr.ii3.001; lands,
370,597;"' total, S'.I5S,SU5. This docs not
include the railroads or telegraph,
which will increase the total valuation
to about SI, 150, 0CU
Marshal Stcmper of Steinauer found
four sets of silver platcrt knives and
forks under the depot platform at Point
City. It was thought thoy were taken
in at the Dubois robbery, but investi
gation proved that none of this class of
goods were stolen.
Early's jewelry store at Wilber was
entered by burglars while the proprie
tor was at dinner and twenty-six
watches stolen. Three tramps were
arrested and the watches recovered.
This is the fifth time this store has
been entered by burglars.
Fire destroyed the dwelling house
owned by O. II. Kilbournc, at York.
The house was occupied by Uev. 11. 11.
MaynanL The fire was caused by the
explosion of a gasoline stove and Miss
Maud Maynanl, who was working over
tile stove, was badh burned.
Ernest W. Spechs, a lad of 10 years,
suicided by hanging himself in a
barn. He had been at work all the
morning and .had s-topped as usual for
dinner. That was the last seen of him
until 1 e was found dead a few hours
later. He lived with his parents near
The remains of Professor J. L. Cra
mer, who died in Tiffin, )., arrived in
Columbus last week. The funeral was
conducted by Occidental lodge No. 21,
Knights of 1'3'lhias, of which order he
was a member, lie was for several
years cit3' superintendent of schools
of Columbus and served two terms as
couut3' superintendent of publie instruc
tion. While C C. Davis and S. II Coleman
were working on the wall at the waste
weir of the Kearney canal the bank
gave wiiy and buried them under twelve
feet of dirt. Coleman had warning
and braced himself for the shock, but
Davis was unprepared and had his col
lae bone broken, his shoulder disloca
ted and received internal injuries.
Thoy were dug out as quickly as pos
sible, but were nearly suffocated when
The state university has inaugurated
a three weeks' course of lectures for
the benefit of teachers Lectures will
be delivered every day through the
term and all teachers of Nebraska are
invited to attend. The course will in
clude lectures on American history,
botany, ehemistry, drawing, elecution,
English and English literature, Ger
man, Latin, mathematics, philosopli3'
and physical training.
Christ' Jacobs, the 1 1-year-old daugh
ter of Andrew Jacobs, a farmer living
about seven miles northwest of St.
Paul, was thrown from the horse she
was riding and killed. She was card
ing a pail of water on horseback to
take to the workingmen in the field,
when the rattling of the dipper in the
pail frightened the horse and the child
was thrown to the ground. The horse
stepped on her and crushed her skulk
At South Omaha the other evening
while Lizzie Carroll, an old domestic in
the employ of the Pelmouico hotel,
was finishing her work, her brother,
William Carroll of O'Neill, came in and,
pulling a revolver, aimed it at her, with
the declaration that he was going to
take her life, because her hard work
brought her too much misery, and that
when she was gone he would die. I'e
fore he could carry out his threat he
was arrested and jailed.
A. S. Thomas, one of the leading bus
iness men of York, committed suicide
by hanging himself in the basement of
his store. At closing up time he told
his wife and son. who were in the store
with him, to go to their rooms, that he
would be up in a short time. After
waiting for him for a time they started
in search of him and he was found in
the cellar. Financial dillieulties are
supposed to be the causa of the deed.
He had been actiug strange for some
day and threatened to take his life.
The village of Du Poise was the v.enc
of a tragedy last week, whereby Frank
Mack lost his life He sleeps in a room
over the store of George 15. Turner, for
whom he has I ecu clerking. Some
time during the night burglars tried to
effect an entrance into the store from
a shed through the room in which he
s!ept. and whether he accidentally shot
himself in trying to drive the'm away
or whether they shot him wiil always
be a mystery. He was found in the
morning lying across his bed a corpse.
His revolver was iyiny beside him on
the bed with three empty and two
Tony White. John Ellington, Will
iam Wilson, F. Hammond, E. J. Mur
ray. Frank Wilson, Herbert Chase, F.
D." Smith. Fred Payne aud W. Kroutch
were taken to Omaha by United States
deputies and locked up in the county
jail to await trial on the charge of in
terfering with a train and attempting
to unlawfully take possessiou of L uiou
Pacific property at North Platte.
Miss Nettie Nelson of Seward won
the gold medal at the Platte institute,
offered by Daniels Bros, of Kearney
for the student who would deliver the
best original oration at the commence
ment exercises of that institution. Her
subject was '! lie Koyal Prince"
Secretary of State Allen returned,
says the Lincoln Journal, after attend
ing to business affairs at MeCook. lie
relates an interesting story of the ex
ceedingly lonj faces seen everywhere
in that city and vicinity, but a trans
formation took place in a single night
when three inches of rain moistened
the earth. It was the hardest rainfall
in that vicinity during the past twelve
mouths. Secretary Allen drove oat
through the country and saw some
practical results of irrigation. Along
the Meaker ditch crops of corn, alfalfa,
potatoes and garden stuff are in splen
did condition as a result of judicious
Hooding with water from the irrigating
N August sun was
spiles of the
cathedral as Misft
rattled up 5th
avenue in a cab
with her inaid.
Miss Chiffon had
lum over from
tlo some shop
ping for Mamma
Chiffon, who vas too wheezy and fat
to run anywhere this hot weather.
It was with great misgivings that
Chiffon mere had seen her hope
and pride depart from the pier. One
of the patrician traditions inherent in
the minds of those who make their
millions in oil or hogs is that their
3oung women mitst be chaperoned
property and as befits blue blood.
Little recked she that Miss Cynthia
proposed to turn this harmless,
nccdlcs-and-pins expedition into ad
venture. The 3oung woman resolved
to see a little life oil her own account
as well us to replenish mamma's
boxes and trunks. In this intention
she was aided and abetted by
Hortensc, her maid, a singular mix
ture of dexterity and diablerie.
There were two men at the pier
who had dangled after the pretty girl
all summer, bat who, thanks to mam
ma, had had no opportunities com
mensurate with th.dr respective abili
ties to make love to her. Miss Cynthia
proposed to help them out a bit, and
to that end Hortense contrived to let
each man know that her yonnj lady
was to spend three or four days alone
at the Chiffon town house.
Miss Chiffon had not been in her
papa's palatial man -.ion two hours
when the card of Mr. J. Towns n.l To
basco, was brought up by Horteiise.
Fifteen minutes later Miss Chiffon hail
accepted Mr. Tobaseo's in.itut;on to
dine with him on the following even
ing. Twenty minutes later Mr. Kens
Bisque was shown into the drawing
Thirty minutes, Tobasco departs
with a scowl; forty-livo minute , Mr.
Bisque goes with Mis Chiffon's prom
ise to dine with him on the next even
ing but one.
Miss Cynthia knew perfectly well
that she was utterly reprehensible.
What she did not realise, however,
was the dangerous folly of her con
duct. I have a caprice," said this joung
woman, who was pleased to speak
after the fashion of a French heroine,
"to see how they will act. It is high
time I were in love. Now, unless
symptoms fail, both these objects are
in love with me. The man who proves
himself an a lept in love-making, who
is most tearfully in earnest stormy,
savage even, I shall love. 1 must be
carried away 113 the intensity of his
passion. Women love to be mastered,"
and a lot more of this sort of rubbish
which Mis. Chiffon had imbibe I from
a certain class of literature and from
whispers over a cup of tea in the
boudoir of her frivolous friend, Mrs.
"MAPI: 1113 SENSES KF.KI.."
On the next evening Mr. J. Town
Fend Tobasco rang the Chiffon bell.
Mr. Tobasco was a j-oumr man of ex
cellent social position, some 11101103. a
few brains. Though a man of pleas
ure, he made it his polic3 to conceal
his dissipations. He was a vest Io
nian of a fashionable church and by
his circle was considered a paragon of
respectabilit3. He was big, bra win,
dully audacious, lie fancied he u:i
derstool women. Especially did he
Hatter himself he had taken the
measure of this little slph, who in
distracting summer costume 11 uttered
into the cab with him and turned a
delightful' joyous face expectantly
It was dusk. The electrie lights
were Hashing out, one by one, Broad
way, though deserted, was yet fas
cinating. The summer night breeze
"Just fancj-!"' cried Cynthia, in her
jubilant, silvery voice. "Think! I
have never been out like this before.
What an adorable bat! B3 the w;n,
where are we going to dine?"
"At a famous Italian restaurant on
the East side. That will be another
experience. It wouldn't do to go to
Del"s3ou know," was his answer.
"No-o," with a delicious pout, 'I
fanc3' not. But what is the name of
this famous cafe?"
"She cannot possibty know." said
the man to himself: then aloud care
The girl's face froze disdainfull.
"Tell the man to drive home at
once"," she said.
"I will not," he retorted savagety.
"You have chosen to dine with me un
chaperoned. I don't propose to have
my evening spoiled bv -our caprices."
The blood of all the dead and gone
Chiffon pork-packers burned in the
girl's face.and she shook a diminutive
but defiant fist right under Tobaseo's
patrican proboscis: "Take me home,
you cad," she said, "or I'll make a
scene that will ruin 3-ou in all 3-our
Tobasco looked at the furious little
face and succumbed. The buttcrlly,
he might have crushed between his
thumb and forefiuger, had worsted
In utter silence the3 returned to
the Chiffon house. Miss Cynthia
marched in, leaving her discomfited
Vfttocr to sneak back in the cab, a
lining and a byword to thy sophisi
Uatdd driver vrhd had taken in Tobac
co's defeat with great glee.
"Moii Dieu, nia'amseilc,'' stanlnlerCtt
Horteiise, "3'ou are bae'k already "-'"
'"Get me a cup of tea "
"Mais, M. Tobasco, ma'amselle,''
spluttered the maid, foreseeing with
the passing of M. Tobasco a string
ency in the mone3 market. ...
"Hold your tongue!" ;?iji
'Oui, ina'ainstlllc." V" "
"I funey it served him right," Was
her sensible conclusion( "but it was
odious. And Tobasco! Who ever
would have dreanled lid Is so Vile a
beast? 1 was rather fdild oi hinl, too
quite sei'Ioujly thought of loving"
him good family, expectation', unex4
ceptioilable tailon Bah! Ah, welt, if
Tobasco, the" respectable, will act likd
that, what will Uenc Bisque do?
She was a little bit frightenecr when
she started out tha next even'ng on
her second escapade. But Bisque,
was an entertaining, winsome chap,
talked so charmingly that she soon
forgot hel1 ilervoUsnCo.. Oil and oil,
uw:i3 tip Biverside they drove. The
evening was perfect, her companion
clever and thoughtful of her comfort,
aud CVnthia besran to enjoy hcrstolcn
It was tlcurly 3 o'clock when the3
Stopped at a fuiiny little old-fashioned
road-house, where dinner tete-a-tete
was awaiting them 0:1 a balcony. It
was served by Bisque's own man, a
m'racle of discretion, and when
C3ntliia was shown into a charming
room upstairs she found a maid as
trim aud respectful us Hortensc ready
to do her bidding. Nn. more. On
the toilet table was everything she
could possibl3' desire powder, hair
p!us, manicure implements and a great
corsage knot of violets.
"Very correct," thought Miss Chif
fon, "ver3 good form, indeed.'
Presentlj she joined Bisque on the
baleoin' below. A huge tree threw its
heavy shade over the table. The
stars loo'ie 1 through its branches.
Afar off was the glimmer of the
Hudson. The perfume of Cynthia's
violets drifted across the boUid to
Bisque. The Chateau Yqueui Was
headj and the girl's beauty made his
"You ina3 go, Pier.son," he mur
mured to his man, who bowed gravely
and withdrew. Bisque leaned hi'i
head on his hand and stared greedily
at Cynthia. For an instant she re
turned his glance st-eadiPy, then her
"Win- do 3-011 send him awa3?" she
"That I 11133 be alone with 3'ou."
She gave him one helpless, appeal-
ing, fvightened look.
to come," she cried;
foolish I have been,
was only a bit of fun
a caprice, 3011 know.
I was wrong
"I see now how
But. hidccd, it
I wanted just
I have always
been so environed, you see; I only
wanted to know something different
out of the rut " She stopped,
stammering, blushing, trembling.
Bisque drew a long breath. Was
this acting? Was it possible she had
not realized her imprudence? Was
she realh the ingenue she looked to
be. standing there in her soft, white
frock, with his bunch of violets on
her sweet, j'oung breast?
Bisque had started in with the in
tention of pkp.'ing his accustomed role
of conqueror, but something what
was it suddenly po .sesssul him. She
looked so forlorn, so lovable, so3oung,
so like a child faltering out its naugh
tiness. Something besides mere ani
mal fascination stirred him. Was it
pity? Was it ?
"Take me home," she said suddenby,
stretching hei hand to him with an in
describable pleading grace. "Take
me home and forget my foll3 if vou
He suddcu3 crushed her laces,
perfume, violets, all in his anus.
"Yes." he said, "yes, Cynthia, I will
take 3'ou home for I love 3'ou."
A month later, the engagement ot
Miss C3-nthia Chiffon to Mr. Bene
Bisque was announced. Cynthia's
caprice was matrimony.
In Thrir Own !.an:;iia;p.
A peronago almost as wideby
known in the ecclesiastical world as
his most reverend master was the
late archbishop of C'anterbiuy's
coachman. He serve 1 Dr. Tait also
before his elevation to fio archio
piscopate, while as 3et ho occupied
the see of London. Scores of stories
have been told of tho peculiarities of
this individual, and tho following,
a nong others, was often related with
the keenest relish by his grace: Ono
da3 when, as tho bishop of London,
his lordship was returning from
some meeting in tho eit3', the ear
riago became blocked with some
cabs, and the coachman freely in
dulged in an old habit by swearing
Instil at the various drivers. Tho
bishop heard him, thrust his head
out of the window ana sternly re
eg 3'our pardon, 1113'
lord," was the smart reply of the tin
abashed jehu, "-but 1 heard 3'ou tell
them 'ere gents as was ordained last
Sunday that if j-ou don't speak to
people in their own natural t ngite
j-ou will never get 'em to understand
you." Pittsburg Dispatch.
IS'rris uml 1 riv .
It is a remarkable fact. sas a nat
uralist, that, notwithstanding the
voluminous literature that has been
written on birJs and their habits, no
writer has noticed the preference
certain species irivo to certain trees.
Ja-s and rooks are foun 1 in tho
greatest number in oak trees;
finches, ia lime trees; and blackcaps
among laurels. The Kightingale is
alwa3's found in t'ic greatest num
bers in nut groves: while tho thrush
evinces a 1'ccidftd preference for
birch and ash. The beech is the
favorite tree of the wood packer: anl
the numeioiu families of tits arc
generally found in tho greatest
abundance among the blackthorn.
Growing wheat is a vegetable that
is not readily affected by a nipping
frost In fact, it is a hardy plaut.
and thrives when the temperature in
several degrees below the freezing
point When 011I3' three or four
inches high a snow and tho mercury
fifteen degrees or thereabouts above
zero for a da3or two doss not kill it
When the stem has reached six or
more inches anl becomes jointed it
is more susceptible to tho cold, and
a blizzard is likely to work damage,
but even then only in patches
SWEET AND SERIOUS.
the Conductor Little Deadhead Fat
fttMfter Httd Found Iter Mother.
One cold, dreary hiorrthlg thoro
was i keetl hortlicr blowing the
north-bburid train pulled out of thd
San Antonio, Toxas, depot. As tho
train sped on its way tho conductor
made his usual tour to collect faros,
says Toxas Siftings. There word
not many Dasscngors on board an 1
in the last car thcro was but one.
A thinly clad, ragged little girl, with
u pinched, white face, occupied one
of tho soals. She was so busj talk
ing to a rag baby that she was
oblivious to the; kindl3'-faced con
ductor, Who looked at her with
surprise and amusement.
"Where are 3-our folks, slssj?
Who cam 3 with ou to tho train?"
Dolby Came with 1110," sho replied
- J&a tt iimttei'-of-fuct
the doll at arm's length aud critically
examining her toilet
"What is your name?"
"M3 name is l-anny, but mamma al
ways called mo --Little Pet"'
"Where- is your mamma in San
"I don't know where sho is, but
me airt Doll3f are going to fiud her.
Mamma went away."
'When did your mamma goawa3?"
A long, long tinld ago. Thoy
put mamma in a long tut when sho
was asleep and sho went away on
the cars; but mo anl D0II3 will find
Tho c( n luctnr sat dowu on tho
seat opposite to his lit llo dea lhead
passenger and by farther questioning
satislio.1 himself that the child's
mother hal died an J tho remains had
been taken to some other town for
rut you don't know where your
mamma went." he said.
"Me and Doily will find mamma;
she told me so last night "
But you told mo jttst now that
ihe went aw a' along time ago."
"I know, but she came back last
night. Mamma kissed me, ..list like
she did before she went away. Sho
looked so white, just like she did
when they put her in tho Ioug hoc."
Tho conductor took ono of tho
ehi d's emaciated hind's in his own.
Her hand was hot and there was a
feverish Hush on her wan cheeks.
You are not well, siss3. I'll send
you back to Sa 1 Antonio to 3our
The next moment two thin arms
went around his neck uud tho child
ivai pleading aud sobbing.
Don't send mo back. Let mo go
with you and fiu.l my mamma. That
woman will beat 1110 again. Doe't
semi mo back and I'll give you my
The conductor understood it all.
The little half-starved waif was
running awn from some brutal
woman, pos&ibby u cruel step-mother.
It was only after he had promised
not to send her back that she relaxed
her hold on Ins neck. The conductor
fixed her up u nice bed with his
overcoat and left her happy, chatting
with dolly about "mamma," but two
tea -s rolled down his cheeks as he
left the ear and saw his little dead
head passenger sleeping peacefully,
hugging dolly to her breast
At last the north-bound train
crossed Ihe long bridge over the
Colorado river and halted at the
Austin depot. Tho south-bound
train hail already arrived, for hero
it was that tho trains met aud tho
passengers got dinner. The conduc
tor hurried to the dining room, and
in a few minutes returned with a cup
of coffee and somo delicacies for his
httlo friend. Just as he was enter
ing the cir ho was halted by tho con
ductor of tho south-bouud train, who
held a telegram in his hand.
I say. Tom, is there a girl on
your train deadheading her way?"
'WI13 do 3011 want to know?" was
tho gruff reply.
l'ccause I've got a telegram hero
from tho girl's father, telling mo to
bring back a runaway cnild. '
They entered the car whero tho
fugitive was still sleeping.
Wako up, little one. Here's some
coffee for you."
On tho little pin hod face was a
tear and a smile. "Littlo Pet" had
'ouiid her mother.
Hints Can Sew.
Sowing seems so ingenious an art
that it must be reserved for tho hu
man species alone. Yet tho tailor
bird, the Orthotoraus longicauda,
and other species possess tho ele
ments of it They place their nests
in a large loaf which thev prepare to
this en 1. With their beaks they
pierce two rows of holes along tho
two edges of the leaf; tho3' then pass
a stout thread from one bide to the
other alternately. With this leaf,
at first fiat, they form a horn in
which the3' weave their nest with
cotton or hair- These labors of
weaving aud tewing are preceded
by the spinnin,- of the thread. Tho
bird makes it itself by twisting in its
beak spiders' webs, bits of cotton,
and little ends of wool. Sj'kcs found
that the threads used for sewing
were knotted at the ends. Popular
11 Able Woman.
There is an exceedingly able wo
man in Boston who can report a
speech delivered rapidly in German,
-;hc first translating the speecli into
English an 1 then recording it in
stenographic characters. Such celeri
ty cf thought is onU approached by
the tradition respe 'ting Kossuth,
who is feaid to have thought in Hun
garian, translated into Latin and
retranslated and uttcrcJ at a rapid
rate the choicest English, born of a
stud3 of the bible aud Shakespeare.
Tito frigate IllrJ.
Though tho petrel is swift, the fri
gate bird is far swifter. Seamen gen
eral lj believe that tho frigate bird
can start at daybreak with the trade
winds of the coast of Africa and
roojt tho same night upon the Amer
ican shore Whether this is a fact
has not 3'et been conclusively deter
mined, but it is certain that this bird
is tho swiftest of winged creatures,
and is able to II3. under favorable
circumstances, 2 JO miles an hour.
To make animals unconscious, bo
fore slaughtering, is considered hu
mane in Berne. Switzerland. A test
was recently made there by legal
enactment and it took six quarts of
alcohol to render an os unfeelingly
THE GRAVE' OF MARY. THE
MOTHER OF WASHINGTON.
Now it In Sldrhed by a Stately Monu
ment Fretted by the Patriotic Wo
men of America Glimpses of tlio Uf
of a Kcmarlciblo Woniaa.
Five years ago tho spot whero
Mary Washington lies buried was
offered for sale at auction to the
highest bidder. It is due to a hand
ful of rightoously indignant Ameri
can women that this grave, with its
historic associations, is not now in
tho hands of somo mercenary huck
ster who would make of it a peep
show for tho public, and who would
force tho reverent emotions of tho
observer to minglo with tho con
sciousness of souvenirs for sale close
To prevent tho desecration tho
Marj Washington memorial associa
tion was formea, and tho property is
now in tho hands of tho board of
national trustees, who arc the presi
dent uud chief justico of tho limed
States and tho governor of Virginia,
all thrco of whom hold ofllco ex
otlicio. These three aro also presi
dent of tho board of directors.
The new monument, says tho St
Paul I'lonecr Press, is a monolith of
fortj feet In height The monument
is erected, but for its care and pres
ervation thcro is still required
10.000. It Is purposed to cncloso
and beautify the grounds about tho
grave, build a custodian's house, and
place an endowment fund for the
future use of tho societ3'. No speci
fied sum is re juired to entitle an)
American womau to become a mem
ber of the association. It is es
pecially desired that the main- shall
coutiibute rather than the few. aud
that tho woman who can give but a
few pennies shall feel as much a
sharer in tho tribute to her fellow
countr3-woman as sho who gives
Mai'3 Hull was born in Virginia 111
1706. M10 was tho youngest child of
Col. Joseph Hall. Tho Hall family
Wero of good Knglish lineage and
stood well in tho Virginia c tinty
whero tho3 had sottled. Mie was
still unmarried at tw.nty-two when
s'.o was left alone in tho world ex
cepting for her brother, Joseph I.'all,
who lived most qf his time in Kng
laud, although retaining many inter
ests lu Virginia. At Cookham, in
ltcrkshire. occurred tho romantic in
cident which brought George Wash
ington's father and mother together.
Augustino Washington's traveling
carriage was upset in fiontof tho
house where Mar3 Hull was visiting.
lie was brought in, serioufel3' in
jured, and she took much of the care
of him during his consequent illness
Augustino was the son of I uurenco
Washington, and was born in Vir
ginia. He was ten 3ears the senior
of Marj. and had bcon a widower for
a 3ear when thoy met TI1C3 were
married in 17U0, but whether in Vir
ginia or Fngland is not clearly set
tled, although there seems to be no
doubt that their eldest son, ('cargo,
was born in this country. Itesides
leiiig called upon tonet as tiie moth
er of tho great patriot Mrs. Wash
ington fulfilled the commoner but
hardl' less difficult duties of step
mother an ofii co which sho is said
to have boruo with all possible de
votion and succc:s.
Jler lion e life was that of tho
typ'cal house mother of the olden
timo. tfho was systematic, indus
trious and dignified. Mie was left a
widow at J57 years of age. Her hus
band's confidence in her abilit3 to
mauago is testified 03 the fact that
the entire property bequeathed to
their livo children was left in her
hands during their minority. Her
onl3 adviser was Her step-son Lau
rence, who w;s always her firm
friend, and to whom, he being 2b
3ears old at the time of his father's
death, had fallen the property now
known as Mount Vernon. Hesides
managing tho property of these chil
tl.en, she personally super nteuded
tho plantation work at l'ine Grove,
where tho family continued to live.
The cotton and wool raised on tho
place were all spun and woven under
her o3es. Kvory ounce of food or
drink consumed in the house or the
"quarters" was weighed b3 her. .Sho
was pli3sici..n, apothecary and nurso
excepting in severe cases. With all
t'.eso cares and icspnnsibilitics it is
not surprising that the grace and
brilliancy of her yo.ith gave way to
a severe dignit which so impressed
itself u on one 3011 n visitor that
late in life ho wrote. "Eve 1 now,
when time has whitened my locks,
and I am the grandfather of a second
generation, I could not behold that
ma:cst"c woman without feelings it
is impossible to describe.''
When the time of her ton's great
ness came. Mar Washington 10
joiccd, but without astonishment.
She went on living simply and ap
peared but onco in public as the
mother of a hero. This was on the
occasion of the peace ball at Kred
cricksburj. when Washington visited
there. She wore a plain bla:k silk
gown and white cap aud kcrchiof.
As she entered the ball room on tho
arm of her son every head was
bowed in reverence." When Lafay
ette visited Mr Washington ho
found her in the garden in a liiisey
skirt and sacque aud broal-brimmed
bat Her grandson, a little boy. led
the great Frenchman straight to his
grandmother. Nowise disconcerted,
she led him in to her living room,
where she listened to his praises of
her son. saying in response, "I am
not at all surprised at what Georgo
has done. lie was always a good
boy." Mint juleps and cinger cakes
were tho refreshments offered, and
then, on leaving the marquis asked
for her blessing. I wa given, tho
young grandson being the onl wit
ness of the scene. When Lafayetto
went away he said. "I have seen tho
only Roman matron living at this
da." Mary Washington died in
17H'J, at the ago of eighty-three-
Frank Lockwo d. the witty Eng
lish lawyer, having 1 een invited to
stay for a coupioof days at a friend's
country-house, decided to accept tho
invitation if his host was willing to
extend his hospitality for an addi
tional two das. llo therefore tele
graphed, "May 1 mako it four days?"
and tho message, was duly delivered
io Mr. X.. who after paying six
shillings for its delivery, replied:
res. of course, but don't telegraph."
Toward evening the mounted tele
graph messenger again reappeared,
and onco more demanded further
six shillings for his services. The
tolegrain when opened read a-i fol
lows: "Why not?" Argonaut
BE SURE OF THESE WORDS
.neeltin-r." "Dew'crate." and -I.nrld"
M;ty Not Mean Wli it Yon Think.
Tho old dictionary soil about
"transpiro" and perspire" is still
worked with so much assiduity as to
lead ono to supposo that there is
nono other to bo had Hut there
aro others quite as good. Tako
three words: Keeking." desic
cated." and "Idiid." and ask your
friends what thoy understand by
Kecking?" 0110 will say. "Why,
recking means dripping with mois
ture, soaked with wot."
Another will say that if means
slippery, slimy: as with filth."
Keeking, with filth. Ilaviug a pun
gent, unpleasant odor."
If you can get a bet that tho word
docs not mean anything of tho kind,
tako it It is sure money. If ho won't
bet you can have almost as much
pleasure in noting his surprise when
you tell him ihat -reeking" means
smoking, steaming." A chimney
can reek, or a new pipo can reck
When a horso recks with moisture
it is because its Hanks smoke with
Ktcam. Jean Ingclow writes:
No tl in? ilia ttah or lair tituo reck.
Kom' tip to show iiu- Ills l!:ic
That is tho surest catchword of
tho three. "Do-do-ated" is pretty
good, though. Nino out of ten will
instantly say that the word means:
"Chopped up in lit tlo bits. Smashed
up in small pieces." In this word as
in recking." tho process of change
from the real meaning can bo traeod.
Anything very wet would rook in
frost weather, so tho wetness was
assumed to bo tho real characteristic
of reek. Pretty much tho only ar
ticle in common uso to which t'10
adjective "desiccated" Is applied is
c coanut prepared for use in cakes
and pioj. It is chopped up that it
may bo thoroughly dried and
thoroughly dried" is tho only pro
Lurid" is a word a littlo better
known. Ask a man what color lurid
is and he may answer correctly, but
tho chances aro he will say "red.
llaming. orange. or bright yellow." Of
course, lurid means snioky or dull
color. London fog is lurid; thick,
bU'Tocating smoko is lurid. Lurid
and livid aro almost synonymous.
"Lurid llanies" aro llames almost
choked with smoke. A lurid sunset
is not a brilliant one. but one dull,
and gray, and cheerless.
lictwrcn tho llaltlc and Ittark Kea.
A scheme for a ship canal connect
ing the Haltic and the Mack seas,
from Kherson to Kiga. is being con
sidered by tho Kussiau ministry of
ways and communications. Tho
canal is estimated to cost thirty
million rouble.. Tho construction
of tho proposed Caucasus railway
has been postponed for two years.
An Ancient 1'ulver.sity.
One of the oldest scat of learning
in Kurope, tlio university of Val
ladolid. celebrated recently its sixth
centennial as an established uni
versity. In rJ'.K Kinir SanehoIV. of
Castile and Leon gave charter to this
; school. iut 11 nati neon in ex
istence long before tho Christia 1 era
WITH THE WITS.
"What is this money to be used for
that the church is raising.'" Howler
It's to send the minister away an I
give the congregation a much-needed
Father Wiry do 3-011 let that oung
man pay you such lon-r calls? Daugh
ter Hecause, papa, ever-bod3 sa3's
he can'v p:i3 anything else and I want
to encourage him.
Alio)'" ag.nt attenpt;l to sella
Frankford politician an enev'clopa; Ha.
"Cyclopiedia?" exclaimed the Frank-
No! don't want it
Wouldn't have time to ride it."
Teacher, to botany class After a
bean is planted, a little s!rjt appears
above ihi ground, an. lthisj'n bursts
into two leaves. Now, what coin's
next? liright Hoy TIu bean pole.
Dr. Thirdly I am glad to hear, my
son, that ou refuse 1 t light Willie
Snipper. Jolinn Yes, sir, it's wicked
to fight, au I then Willie's father is a
tailor, an I besi les he'.s bigger than I
Hobbs Whv didn't you holler at
that man when 3-011 saw that piece of
falling scantling was going to give
him a thump? Nobbs. grimh -lie's
1113 dentist had just finished work
ing on 1 ne.
"It certainly hi; d-n 1 Silas g o I to
j;ne the church." slid Mrs ("rntosjl.
"I'm glad to hear it," saM t!ie visitor,
"but how kin yoi t-ll?" "!!- wjnt
lishSn 3'est -r lay an' o'.va' I up tjr not.
gcttin' a bit -
Mrs. Nn mother Likc at the baby;
doesn't he seem really different from
most b.ibi'vs of his age -he i so .Mr.
Crusty Yes er I think ver often
the' are quit.: attractive, but, as you
say. he is different.
Mean Man Say! run for the doctor!
A neighbor of mine had some of your
sau.ag last irght and he is very sick.
luteh-.r Mein crae ous! It can not
be li-j has trlch"m:s? Mean Man
No-o; I tlilni; its more like hydropho
bia. "The next gown I shall issue," said
the ladies' tailor, "will hj the triumph
of the century." "Indeed!" said his
humble assistant. "Yes, indeed. It
will bj impossible to till from its
shape that there is a woman in it at
Little Ethel OIi, mamini, we is
gettiif u: a be-utiful phi! It is to
bj a statue, an .Johnny is to be a
sculptor, an' he is to fall in love wiz
me, an' then I am to come to life.
Mamma Ami what ar; 3'ou to do
after you come to life? Little Ethel
Guess III say "I:j!
Little Hoy What's the matter? Mr.
Nicefello Oh um nothing noth
ing. Just er thinking, that's all.
"Has sis told you that you must speak
to papa?" "Yes." "Well, you needn't
getscared. I'apa won't bi mad. He'll
look surprised an i hem and haw a
little, and thin jump up anl say:
'Mess you, my children.'" "Are you
sure?" "That's th; way I12 di I to all
the others that sis s-nt to him.''
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Loans and DIsfount- S 24I.4C? 5T
Real I'stato Furniture- und Fix
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U. S. Honil J5.A0
Duo from other banks K57.87B 31
Cash un Hand 21,607 M .W.74T89
Capital Stock paid in.
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