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VOLUME XXV- NUMBER 12.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 1894.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,260.
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Panama is cjoying- a fair-fcucd build
Hebron is holding a successful sum
Adams county finances are shown tc
be In excellent shape.
The McCook land oflicc will go intc
democratic hands .Inly 1.
. - The wife of cx-1'oslmastcr Urcnnon,
.of Sidney', died last week.
Michael Gentleman, of Platte county,
aged, bi years, died last week.
Pastors of Wayne churches met ano
formed a ministerial association.
The Kea trice Chautauqua opened un
der very favorable circum-itanccs
.The assessed valuation of Ued illow
county isS.i,0(;0 less this year than last.
KtisMan thistles have been found
growing on the banks of the creek west
The Grand Army of the Kcpublie will
-hold a reunion at Tecumseh August 12
to 17 inclusive.
All records were broken in the en
rollment at the teachers institute ol
The wife of IIcv. Named, of Madison
(vjuiity had her foot badly crushed by a
horse stepping on it.
The former keeper of the Oxford ho
tel at Norfolk is enjoying the fruits ol
his robbery in New York.
Hilly Miles is wanted at Papillion on
the charge of having stolen 45 from
the vest of a. former employe
A vigorous efFort is being made by
Lincoln democrats to secure the state
convention for their town.
The assessed valuation of Chase coun ty
for all kinds of property is $71C,b:t.?.".,
being 1 lb, 155 less than last year.
Mrs. M. .1. Layman died at Table
RoL-k, having been stricken with par
alysis of the brain. She was (5 years
A stranger tried to raise a band of
Coxeyites at llol brook, but found no
one w ho cared to travel in search of
Thirty-two thousand dollars of the
S."0,000 required for commencing work
on the Columbus canal has been sub
sjribed. The assessed valuation of Wayne
county as equalized by the commission
ers amounts in round numbers to about
John A. Hans, clerk at the Eno house,
IVemont, for the past two years, has
taken charge of the Northwestern ho
tel in Stuart.
Lincoln will have a grand blow-out
on the Fourth of .Inly, when ihe new
viaduct u id be opened with appropri
Irrigation in the Kepublican valley is
no longer a myth. Ptaitical workings
may be seen near Mclook, where 3,OU0
acres aie irrigated.
Hurry Leller of Co.ad is the latest
Dawson county victim of thcstringcncy,
having made an assignment lor the
benefit of ins creditors.
Attorney . F. luirley of Omaha has
Iwen selected to deliver the principal
oration at the opening of the suite uni
versity on September -1.
John Kurrell of Columbus, charged
with criminally assaulting a little Po
lish girl, was bound over to the district
court in the sum of .rul.
The Nebraska City lire department
will give a dance on the evening ol
July 4, the proceeds to be turned over
to the celebration committee.
The body of .loo Mayiield, a colored
laboter, was found on the track of the
Missouri Pacific the other day. It is
thought he died from heart disease.
The village board of Heaver Crossing
has passed an oidinance limiting the
number of hogs which a person can
own in that corporation to two head.
"The Northwestern Stage company
has put on two new (.uncord stage
fuaches to run on their line between
Stuart, Iiulte, Fairfax and Honesteel.
Kev. T. . Leard, pastor of the Pres
byterian church at Schuyler, has re
ceived a call to Maryville, Mo., at a
salary much larger than he is receiving.
Fakirs traveling with a show that re
cently visi'ed Tekamah got away with
about sOOt) expended by various fellows
vho weie anxious to get their eye teeth
While Cashier Frank McUiverin and
family of Fremont were out for a drive
ihiees entered their residence and
took clothing and jewelry amounting
The committee on arrangements have
-seemed 130 Sac and Fox Indians to
join in the parade and give a varied en
tertainment of trick riding, shooting,
etc, on July A.
Fourteen head of horses were killed
by a stroke of lightning in Cheyenne
comity last week. The animals were
standing close together near a barb
wire fence when the bolt came.
Hen Lbon. a clothier at Phittsmouth.
rewarded young Wallace Thrasher I y
giving the boy a splendid new suit o
clothc-s ordered especially from Chicago.
Wallace's bravery in saving the cloth
iers bov last week lrom drowning
If Nebra-kans would adopt the motto
"Patronize Home Industry," theic
. would be plenty of work for idle men,
and a good home market for raw ma
terials. A large number of dealers
have already adopted it U hen you
buy enquire for the following brands
of Nebraska made goods: Farreil
.Vr Co-"s brand of syrups, jellies,
preserves and mince meat: Morse-Coe
boots and shoes for men. women and
children; American Kiscuit A Manu
facturing Co., Omaha.
Secretary O. C. Holmes, in behalf of
the Manufacturers' and Consumers as
sociation, has made arrangements to
have a grand banquet in Nebraska City
in the interest of Nebraska products oil
."July 13. Extensive arrangements a. e
'.in preparation to make the event a suc
cess ,No business failure has ever occurred
in llcatricc which caused the surprise
occasioned last week when the door of
Thomas Liddicott's shoe store wcro i
closed Mr. Liudicott ran his store en- ;
"tirely by the help of his family and has j
always apparently been doinga healthy I
"Lusincs1. He estimates his stock will J
invoice at S,000 at a low figure- '
, While in the act of filling the end of
a cane with melted lead. John a Peter .
son of Wakefield, lost the sight of one
. of his eyes and seriously impaired the
sighLof the other. He was pounding
the hot metal into the end of the cane,
which was somewhat damp, when the
metal splashed into his eyes.
Itinaynotbc generally known that
there is a yearling colt at Seward,
owned by 1). 15. Palmer, that is a world
wonder. He has shown a 2:10 pacing
gait for one-eighth of a mile. The Sew
ard driving park club has made ar
rangements with Mr. Palmer to exhibit
the speed of this colt at the meeting
The Hurlington has adopted the pop
ular scheme of allowing 4-a child to eat
"-as cheap as a man" on its dining cars
between Chicago and Omaha and Oma
"ha and Denver. In other words you
-pay for what you eat and yon are not
compelled to pay a dollar for a meal
unlejs'you 6o desire.
During a storm Dennis O'Brien was
drowned at Courtland Peach, Omaha.
Chris lirusk, the man who, while
working on a section the other day it
Hall county, was knocked oil the track
liy a locomotive, died from his injuries.
He was single and a native of Den
mark. Cotner university at Lincoln, has a
new chancellor in the person of Presi
dent Dungan, Mr. Jennings, the for
mer chancellor, having retired to travel
among the churches in the interest ol
The lluffalo county teachers' insti
tute will be held at Kearney July '. tc
21. A very able corps of instructors
has been secured and it promises to be
one of the most profitable institutes
ever held in that county.
Crop reports at Clay Center show
that the wheat crop will not be quite
as short as it was feared. The late
rains have given the wheat new life,
and although the straw is short, the
heads are filled elear out
In North Platte the Farmers and
Merchants canal company has been in
corporated, and engineers are already
in the field perfecting surveys for
ditches that will irrigate 40,000 acres
lying west and south of that place.
A son of "Samuel l'lackstone, living
southwest of Supcridr, met with a queer
accident last wcckT He was sleeping
near a window and during the night,
in turning over, he pushed his foot
through the glass, severely cutting his
At a mass meeting held at Atkinson
it was decided to hold a county division
convention at Atkinson July 17 at 7 p.
in. to nominate candidates pledged
first, last and all the time to repeal the
three-fifths law now upou the statute
The government authorities have re
fused to forward to the State university
the appropriation known as the Morrill
fund, which goes to agricultural col
leges and universities having agricul
tural departments. The maximum
amount of the fund isS-'3,000.
The Epworth League, in session in
Grand Island, elected officers as fol
lows: President, (J. W. Pergc of Lin
coln: corresponding secretary, Uev. F.
W. Prass, Columbus; recording secre
tary. Miss Anna Randall, Fairfield;
treasurer, U. M. Laverty, Ord.
A Sarpy county family by the name
of Snide about two years ago were pre
sented with lovely twin daughters, and,
in order that the girls might have
proper protectors through life, Mrs.
Snide last week piesented her hus
band with a pair of bright, robust boys.
A Washington dispatch savs that
Keprcsentive Mercer has succeeded in
reporting from the committee on pub
lie buildings anil grounds his bill in
creasing by .5800,000 the limit of expen
diture in the Omaha public building.
This will raise the limit in that case to
S- 000, 01)0.
Mrs. Kuth Adams, the old colored
lady spoken of in these columns last
March, says the Norfolk News, has
contributed to the relics on display at
Morris Mayer's store a dagger presented
to her husband by John Drown and a
copy of a letter the martyr wrote a few
days before his execution.
The 20-year-old son, August, of John
Paulson of Hebron, is charged with
forging his father's name to two notes of
S-" each and discounting one at the
bank in Carleton and the other at the
First National bank of Hebron. He
was arrested, waived examination and
in default of 1,000 bail was sent to
A York breeder reports a hen that
hatched out sixteen chickens from
eight eggs. The eggs were very large
and each one had two yolks. They had
noticed a number of the sort and kept
enough for a setting, just to try an ex
periment About a dozen were put
under a hen, but only eight hatched
out Those eight, however, proved to
Jerry Collahan, an employe of the
I'nion Pacific shops at Clie3cune, met
with an accident which resulted in his
death, lie was on a platform endeav
oring to throw a belt off a pulley in the
blacksmith shop when he fell to the
lioor sixteen feet below, sustaining a
fracture of the hip and concussion of
the spine, from which he died four
The as-cssors of Otoe county have
filed their returns with the county
clerk and they are very much in the
nature of a surprise. Ihe returns show
the total valuation of Otoe county prop
erty, as shown bv the assessment rolls
of 1JI4. to be SI,".VJ,024.2.'i. Last year
the valuation was S.",0-4,S17.7i. This
makes this year's valuation S23'-,,S-.'3.51
less than that of 1S'.3.
An Omaha man named Sheppard has
constructed a steam yacht and launch
ed it upon tiie Missouri river, anil has
started on a journey by water from that
city to his old home in Scotland. Shep
pard sails from Omaha to t Louis,
thence up the Mississippi river to the
Illmo's river, through the Hennepin
canal to Chicago and across the lakes to
the Atlantic ocean. Recreation and a
desire to establish a theory of naviga
tion upon a safe, economic and speedy
plan has prompted him to undertake
what is regarded by his friends as a
The tlrand Island Mercantile com
pany and the 15. & M. road are having
an interesting controversy over a car of
sugar shipped in from San Francisco.
It seems that the car was ordered by
the (irand Island house and was to
go to Lincoln and from there to (.irand
Island, but it was switched out at
Aurora and the local rate to Lincoln
ami return was charged for its trans
portation. The mercantile company
tendered the local agent of the Purling
lon the rate made in the original rout
ing but it was refused. The (irand
Island company then replcvined the
car through the sheriff and has retain
ed Judge Piatt to light the case before
the interstate commerce commission
and if necessary in the federal court.
Twelve convicts were received at the
penitentiary last week, seven being
from Kichardson county. The delega
tion from that county comprises David
I 'avis, James Smith, Fred Douglas,
George Washington, Jeff Johnson, John
Mephens and Charles (ireen. All are
one-year convicts except Green, who
goes up for eighteen months, and all
are in lor larceny except Stephens, who
aspired to be a forger.
An S-ycar-old son of I. N. Kamer, liv
ing at Miller, was bitten on the arm by
a rattlesnake last Thursday. For a
time the following day the "boy's life
was despaired of, but he finally rallied,
and now is in a fair way to recover.
The degree of D. D. has been confer
red upon Kev. J. N. Lenker of Grand
Island by his alma mater, Wittenberg
college of Springfield. O. The degree
was conferred on the historic and liter
ary merits of "Lutherans in all Lands,"
recently published by ltev. Lenker. a
German edition of which is now in
print Kev. Lenker is the Western
secretary of the board of church exten
sion of the general synod of Lutherans.
A child of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander of
the steam laundry in Grand Island
swallowed three buttons, and the fam
ily physician had a two hours' job be
fore he could afford relief to the child
from the violent pain which resulted.
HOLLOW HORN'S 4TH
lUU Hrlecs Tell How It Was Cele
brated Blany Year Ago.
N RESPONSE TO
an invitation from
my uncle to come
and spend the
Fourth of July
with him, I sad
dled the pony and
rode down. I ar
rived there on the
second, and found
the town all agog
for a celebration.
After supper, while strolling along
one of the many thoroughfares of
Hollow Horn Pend, I was surprised to
note the wonderful growth of the
place since I first saw it I counted
two new store buildings, making four
in all, and two of the saloons had
been enlarged. Standing in front of
one of them was my old partner,
Jerky. He was dressed in a blue
uniform, red collar and cuffs, brass
buttons, and a silver badge as large as
a tea saucer, on which was engraved,
"City Maksiiai." At sight of ine his
mouth began darting across his face
as naturally as ever.
"Dill, how are you?" he burst forth,
graspiug my hand in a way that
caused tears to fill my eyes.
Jerky was demonstrative in the way
of hand-grip. I was pleased to meet
him, and happy when he released my
"I thought j-ou were in Pennsyl
vania," I said.
"I was a trille rank for those chaps.
You see, I was not used to having
ttircc or four men jump on me and be
labor me with clubs when I went to
arrest one of their gang. They tried
that on me, and I shot a couple of
them, and marched my man to the
lock-up. The people were going to
lynch me. I pulled a couple of guns,
and was about to open on them, when
the mayor heard of it and came down
en a run. He made a little speech,
telling them they had asked him to
get a marshal that could run the town,
and he had got one; and. furthermore,
he was going to back him. They
knew the mayor was determined, and
let up on the hanging business; but
they would not consent to my being
marshal, so I pulled out and got a job
out here, where people are civilized.
What arc you driving at, Dill?" he
"1 am on my uncle's sheep ranch up
on Ghost creek for live years."
' Dill, you arc a dead man. You
will never live the time out. Men
that follow a baud of sheep for live
years get like posts, and stand for
hours without moving. You will have
a sorry expression on vour face, like
an imported ape. Yon will lose your
self-respect, and dodge behind rocks
to avoid meeting strangers. If j-oudo
not go era.', you will get shcepy and
shy in spite of yourself. I saw a
sheep-herder like that once, but they
said he was none too bright to begin
with. Detter throw it up, Dill; you
will become as stupid and stolid as
he." argued Jerky.
"Thanks for your compliments and
interest in my welfare, but I guess I
will stay with the sheep."
"You ought to know the best course
to pursue, but I don't like to sec you
throw yourself away. Going to stay
till after the Fourth?"
"Yes; I camo down to celebrate.
Going to have a pood time?" I in
quired. "Dill, you will hear a couple of good
speeches. The mayor told me he was
getting' up a 'dandy' oration, and he
is going to spring a surprise on the
people. Well. I must make my round.
They are trying to kick up a row over
to Kelsey's, but I will make it warm
for them if they do," he said, walking
JiH SsMMf W& vr-
On the morning of tl.e glorious
Fourth the booming of the black
Emith's anvil and the prolonged yells
of Young America aroused me from a
profound slumber and filled my soul
with patriotism. I hurriedly donned
my pants and socks and passed through
my bed-room wiudowon to the roof of
the stoop, the better to see the throng
around the anvil.
"He must be an officer of some kind,
to judge by his uniform."
"Wonder if that's the latest style of
"Maybe he is going to deliver an ora
tion." These remarks were followed by a
T'nolc- 1 wondered where the speak
ers were, and to whom they had ref
erence. Turning my head, I saw four
young ladies, dressed for the day's
sport, standing on the roof of the
stoop of the adjoining house, not
twenty feet from me. 1 fell backward
through the window, my patriotism
"Who lives next door, aunt?" I asked
"Daniel Craig. His daughter Susie
was over to see me this morning, be
fore you came down. She has been
away, and only returned last night I
will take you over and introduce you,"
"We will wait until after dinner," I
said, fully determined not to come
near the house again until late bed
time. When I reached the street Jerky
was busily engaged forming the pro
cession. The mayor and the orator of
the day headed the procession
The mayor sat astride of a large,
white mule, who occasionally whisked
his tail or sarcastically pointed one
ear forward when a fire cracker burst
with unusual violence in his immedi
ate vicinity. Ihe mayor was attired
in his Sunday buit, and wore a long,
tierce mustache. His signet of office
dangled at his hip, a full grown Colt's
The orator of the day was mounted
on a clay-colored broncho, who could
hardly keep two feet on the ground at
a time, so nervous had -she become
over so much noise. It required all
the rider's attention to keep her in the
street So arduous were his efforts
that the sweat was dropping from his
When Jerky at last gave the word to
inarch, a fiend in the crowd threw a
bunch of lighted crackers between the
mule and the marc. They began ex
ploding like a volley of musketry, and
the dust began to roll up. The mare,
with a terrified snort, llcw across the
town site and into the timber, out of
view. The mule straightened up. and,
turning his head, surveyed the dust
and fire, and started in the opposite
"Whoa,.Terry!" yelled the mayor; but
Jerry did not "whoa,"' and was soon
out of sight.
The crowd howled and swung their
hats. Jerky spurred his horse to the
front, and held up his hand.
"Fellow-citizens," he proclaimed,
"we will not follow the leaders, but
keep right up thestreetto the grounds.
Music by the glee club. March,' he
There were ladies and gentlemen on
horseback, in wagons, and on foot
"There he is Sue. and presents quite
an improvement over his appearance
"Hush, Clara, he will hear some
more of your foolishness."
These remarks I heard from some
persons close behind me. I did not
have to turn my head to know who
was talking, bat hurried straight
The mayor rvde in soon after we
reached the grounds but it was an
hour before the orator of the day
came in. with his coat on his arm, and
WTien everything was quiet, the
mayor arose, and spoke as follows:
"Ladies and gentlemen: You all
know inc. and know I am off' on
speech-making; but when it comes to
a shoot. I'm in it You all know what
we are here for. I do not suppose
there is a person present that is old
enough to take a drink, but knows this
is the Fourth of July. We are here to
celebrate the glorious anniversary of
American Independence. The reason
why we celebrate this day is because
it's a big day in this country. The
reason we celebrate the day is because
this is the spryest town on this line of
road. (Applause.) The name of this
town has always been a dead give
away. It was named by unlettered
men, who never gave its future a single
thought They named it after a de
funct cowjthat perished with a disease
called hollow horn near a bend in the
creek on the site of this beautiful city.
For the past year I have been working
the railroad company to change the
name. ' They have consented, and
from the date of this great
day it will be known on the maps
of the world by the name of Smith.
(Groaus and hisses ) What ails ycr?
Ain't that a good name? It's named
after your mayor, and Smith goes in
this camp. (Groans) Now the next
man that grunts will get something,"
he said, pulling his gun. "Now, I
want every man to give three cheers
for Smith and its mayor. Every
mother's son of you shout or I will
put a forty-live where it will make
you shout All ready! Hip. hip, hip,
hurrah!" and the mayor swung his
gun and the crowd yelled like fiends.
"Gentleman, the man 1 am about to
introduce to you as orator of the day
is a lawyer from Kcd Rock, and he can
talk the handle off a Dutch oven He
will tell you all about the wars, from
the battle of Prandy wine down to the
last scrimmage with the Apaches.
Fellow-citizens. I will now introduce
to you the Hon. Casper M. Jcuks.
KSI OF TIIK Ci:i.Kl!RATION.
"Cut it as short as you can, and
give it to the boys hot and strong.
Jenks," he whispered, pulling up his
pants and taking a seat
At that moment the committee be
gan firing a salute dircctlv behind the
stand. The mayor had tied his mule
to the corner of the stand, which was
only large enough for two persons.
At the lirst shot old Jerry settled
back on his lariat, and at the second
shot ran away with one corner of the
The mayor and the era tor rolled
out and the structure fell on them.
.When they got them out the orator
had a broken r.rnt.
"Friends." said the mayor, "the or
ator of the day has burstcd a fluke;
and he says if we do not buj- him
what we agreed to, he will sue the
town and collect damages He can do
it, for he has the cinch on us, being
the only lawyer around here It will
take all we raised, and we will have
to send the fireworks back and stop
the celebration right whre it is.
"Confound that old white mule! If I
ever make a strike, I will shoot him
the next day." and he pulled up his
trousers once more, and walked dis
consolately toward his office.
So ended the first and the last Inde
pendence Day celebration in Hollow
Horn Dend. In a year the name was
changed to the more euphonious one
of Driggstown and the most pre
tentious residence in the place is
now occufiicd by Mr. William Driggs
and his wife, Susan. A new genera
tion has grown up and thc3-oung folks
think more about wheels lawn tennis,
cricket and the like than them old
time celebrations. Actually the folks
get ashamed when they hear of Hollow
Horn Reud's first celebration, and are
glad that the name of the town was
changed. Rut I reckon that there
was as much patriotism in the old
method as in the new one.
Wii.mam P.Ktoos, Esq.
Fourth nf July.
The Fourth of July is almost here,
The dnjr that Amotica hold- to d-ar;
The- day of flag and cannou and bal's,
VNhcu patriotioin in each b east swells;
The day of firewotks gorgeous to view;
The day of burnt fingers, and facei, too!
Ob, Fourth of July Is almost here,
And we're thankful it come bat on e a
What does It mean to one little maid?
Popcorn and peanuts and pink lemonade.
What does it mean to two little boys?
Torpedoes and Are-crucier, racket and
IIow Willie Kpeat II U Fearth.
When Willie was about five years
old he spent his Fourth of July in the
house. He did not like that at alL
lie felt bad all fay, and be was really
glad when the Fourth was over. "All
the other boys were shooting off fire
crackers, but, alas! he was not allowed
to have any.
Ob, how bard Willie pleaded with
mamma to go out into the street!
Wouldn't she let him shoot off "just
one cracker? '
"No, Willie," said mamma; "yom
must wait until the next Fourth; and
then you will be old enough to look
out for yourself. I am afraid now
yon might be burned and badly hurt"
Long before the next Fourth of July
came, around Willie had made great
preparations, lie had saved his pen
nies " and there must have been over a
dollar in his iron bank.
About a week before the Fourth
Willie went to his papa and told him
what he had been saving his pennies
"What!" inquired papa, "do you
want to spend all that money for fire
crackers?" "Yes," said Willie; "take it all."
"Oh no!" said papa; "I will buy all
the firecrackers you want and you can
save jour money for something else."
That evening when papa came home
he brought packs and packs of fire
crackers, done up in red paper and
with Chinese letters on the outside.
"Here jhu are," said papa. "I
bought some fireworks too."
The next da) a big box containing
Reman candles, sky-rockets, pin
wheels, eta, came to the house.
There teemed to be no end to Wil
lie's joy, and he talked of little el si
save the Fourth what a day it would
be! And the davs passed quickly un
til the third of July came. That night,
after Willie had been put to bed, said
papa, with a quiet smile, to nrimma:
"Don't you think wj ought to have
told Willie that the Fourth comes on
Sunday this year?"
"Yes" aid mamma; "he does not
seem to know thrt I am sure he will
be very much disappointed."
Dright and early on the morning of
the Fourth, Willie came running down
stairs. "Where an the crackers? Let
me set some off before breakfast
Then papa had to say, "No, not to
daj, but to-morrow."
First Willie lookc 1 confused, and
then the tears came to his eyes.
"To-day," said papa again, "is Sun
day. No one is allowed to shoot off
tire-crackers on the Sabbath."
Thep'ior boy was puzzled. He did
not, could not, understand why the
Fourth should come on Sunday.
Later on the bells bgan to ring out
all over the city. Willie saw the peo
ple going to and coming from church,
and he went to Sunday-school himself
in the afternoon.
Now I have told you how Willie
spent the Fourth in the honso. You
can imagine how he spent the fifth oi
A Grand Celebration.
Dilly and Nat and the other boy
were on their way to the village to buy
fireworks for the Fourth when they
saw a queer-looking wagen moving to
ward them. It looked like a hen -coo j
on wheels, but when it came nearer
they found it was a huge cage with an
eagle in it.
The boys surrounded the wagon at
once, and fired a perfect volly of ques
tions at the driver.
"I took that eagle from the nest
when it was little," he explained;
"and I have just been carrying it to
town to sell to the show; but the show
is gone, so I must cart him bade"
"Why, you ought to let him fly!"
cried Dilly. "Don't yon know, to
morrow is the Fourth, and I guess
George Washington would not have
liked very well to see the American
eagle cooped up like a chicken!"
The man laughed. "Well, now, if
you boys feel so, why don't yon buy
him and let him loose to-morrow? lie
would go up like sky rockets."
The boys looked at each other.
"That's so!" the)' all cried together.
So a bargain was struck, and they
carried the eagle home in triumpli.
That evening the following handbill
was oostcd around Mcrryville:
"Great sillybration! the Rird of his
Country will scream for all."
The next day Dilly and Nat and their
eagle formed the center of the cele
bration at Merryville. They never re
gretted having paid the money for it,
which they intended for lire-crackers.
It was afterwards purchased by the
town for SI 00. and is still a feature o
the annual celebration.
A Double Header.
"Which end do you light, anyhow!
I'll try both ensls t' ir.'ike suro."
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July 2 nn.l July 4
Even at this late day theie is mon
or less dispute as to the proper oa
for celebrating the Declaration of In
dependence. Contrary oi.es hold the
annual celebration should take place
on July 2, because on that day the
declaration was adopted by congress.
It was not until the Fourth of July,
however, that the declaration went
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A KENTUCKY MIRACLE.
JtiPGE JOHN M. RICE TELLS HOW
HE WAS Cl'KED 0E K1IEUM1-
'Crippled fer Ms Travs With Sciatica to
IU Worst Form He Kipecte t "
Die, Bat Was Saved la a
From the Covington, Ky.. Pot-
The Hon. John M. Rice, of Louisa,
Lawrence County. Kentucky, has for
the past two vcars retired irotn, active
life as Criminal, and Circuit' Judge of
the Sixteenth Judicial district at Ken
He has for many years served his na
tive county and state in the legislature
at Frankiort and at W ashington, and,
until his retirement, was a noted lignre
in political and judicial circles. Tho
Judge is well known throughout the
state and po-sesses the best qualities
which go to make a Kentucky gentle
man honored wherever he is known.
About six years ago the bodily
troubles which'finally caused his retire
ment at a time when his mental facul
ties were in the zenith of theirstrength,
began their encroachment upon his
naturally strong constitution. A fow
days ago a Kentucky Dost reporter
called upon Judge Rice, who in the fol
lowing words related the history of the
causes that led to his retirement. "It
is just about six years sin -e I had an
attack of rheumatism, slight at first,
but soon developing into Sciatic rheu
matism, which begau first with acute
shoo' ing pains in the hips, gradually
extending downward to my feet.
"My condition became so bad that I
eventual y lost all power of my legs, and
then the liver, kidueys and bladder and
in fact, my whole system became de
ranged. 1 tried the treatment of many
physicians, but receiving no lasting
benefit from them, I had recourse to
patent remedies, trying one kind after
another until I believe there were none
1 had not sampled.
"In 188S, attended by my son John, I
went to Hot Springs, Ark. I was not
much benefitted by sonic months stay
there when I returned home. My liver
was actually dead, and a dull persistent
pain in its region kept me on the rack
all the time. In IS'JO I was reappointed
Circuit Judge, but it was impossible for
me to give attention to my duties. In
19U1, I went to the Silurian Springs,
Wakeshaw, Wis. I stayed there some
time, but without improvement.
"Again I returned home, this time
feeling no hopes of recovery. The mus
cles of my limbs were now reduced by
atrophy to mere strings. Sciatic pains
tortured mo terribly, but it was the dis
ordered condition of iny liver that was,
I felt, gradually wearing my life away.
Doctors gave me up, all kinds of rem
edies had been tried without avail, and
there was nothing more for me to do
but resign myself to fate.
"I lingered on in this condition sus
tained almost entirely by stimulants
until April, lS'.lX One day John saw
an account of Dr. Williams Dink Tills
for Tale Deople in the Kentucky Post.
This was something new, and as one
more drug after so many others could
not do so much harm, John prevailed
upon me to try the Dink Dills. It was,
I think, in tho first week in May the
pills arrived. I remember I was not
expected to live for more than three or
four days at the time. The effect of the
1'iils, however, was marvelous, and I
could soon eat heartily, a thing I had
not done' for years. The liver began
almost instantaneously to perform its
functions, mid has done so ever since.
Without doubt the pills saved iny life
and while I do not crave notoriety 1
cannot refuse to testify to their worth.
'ihe reporter called upon Mr. Hughes,
the Louis.i druggist, who informed him
that Dr. Williams' I'ink Dills hav been
very popular since Judge Itie used
them with such benefit. lie mentioned
several who have found relief in their
An analysis of Dr. Williams I'ink
Dills for Tale People shows that they
contain, in a condensed form, all the
elements necessary to give new life and
richness to the blood and restore shat
tered rterves. 'I hey are an unfailing
specific for such diseases as locomotor
ataxia, partial paralysis, St. Vitus
dan e, sciatica, neuralgia, rheumatism,
nervous headache, the after effects of
la grippe, p Epilation of the heart, pale
and sallow complexions, all forms of
weakness, either in ina'c or female, and
all disease-, resulting from vitiated hu
mors in the blood. Dr. Wiili.ims' Dink
Dills are sold by all dealers, or will be
sent post paid on receipt of price, (."0
cents a box. or C boxes for S.'-.'O they
are never sold in bulk or by the 100) by
addressing Dr. Williams Medicine Co..
Schenectady, N. Y.
A Knri Death.
A minister was summoned to tlio bed
side of a d ing iiiJin. The man who lay,
gradually obeying the grave summons,
giuq icil and Ti-aned. The minister
moved to the bedside and held the hand
of the virtim. The wife, wild with grief,
Kink to tile l!oi
"M") Iriend." said tin minister, "you
are a man .hv prosperous condition
in this life has .-dlnn-cil you niiieh tinn
for devotional exercises. Your dear lit
tle children, ymr v.ife informs me, aie
visiting relatives. They will not see
their father die. How many children
have you ?"
"Thirteen," gapl the dying man.
"I had no idea t'.iat you had noumny.
roorliltlaor.es. Your poor wife iokh
ns though kIic will die. Judging from
your nuinWr of children I should think
that rr:t had been manud more than
once. Ifow ma:iy wives h:is tho good
Lord granted you V"
" Fifteen," groj'iiM the man.
'Hisrcly not so ni.my," said the min
ister. " Think of this matter seriously.
IIow many tiac3 have you been mar
ried?" " Fourteen," and the victim foil bock
"Are you willing to dio?" asked the
minister, afb-r a p:Mise.
" Move tliTce up, sir don snil eight
" Are you prepared to sdiarc the glo
rious territory ol Abraham's booora?"
" Have von made your peace with vonr
"Simplest thing in the world move
nine down !"
"Take your mind from tho confused
arithmetic of the world and place it on
heaven's holy nlgebr.i. Are you willing
to stand befoie the great throne?"
"Can vou go fearlcfi-sly ?"
"After life's d"?'ratQ struggle, what
fiave you accomplished ?"
"Thirteen, lifte'n, fourteen," and the
man war dead. Little Hock Gazette.
Austin K. Jones hai rung the col
lege hull at Harvard for nearly forty
years. M'sckicvoirs students tried to
mako him break t!i2 record by "remov
ing the tongue, but ha got a hammer
and at the usual hour, 7:20 a. m..
made more nois:
than ever with tho
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