The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, July 11, 1894, Image 1
J-.- . . Ck mtrnttl TOLOIE XXY.-XOIBES 13. COLUMBUS, XEBKASKA, TVEDjNTESDAY, JULY 11, 1894. WHOLE jNTTMBER 131. V iw l; NEBRASKA NEWS. Tecumseiis niiltia company Trill be reorganized. The Dakota county teachers' insti tute begins July U. The Elkhora depot at Esving was to tally destroyed by nre. A half section of harpy county land was sold lateiy for 51-, 000. Workmen hare commenced operations on 'arh Bends new cepot. KeUevue vrill no louder be a play ground for Sunday baseballists. A boit of lightning struek the roller mill at Ithaca, doing1 considerable dam age. Hooper vrill hare ten months schooi next year. The levy -was placed at :)" tilis. The wheat crop of Pavrnee county it the best that it has been for several y-ears. Every combined museum, circus and mecajene teat camps at Fremont is taxed cllO. " Coiumbus is figuring on securing a sugar factury in tne near future. The projectors want a bonus ot ."ifl.o:o. All the circusses traveling- through Nebraska have the usual nnmber of sneak thieves following' in their wake. The wife of Captain Nye of Puwnee City arose in her sleep and fe.d neail long down eeliar, receiving- serious in juries. The base ball players of 'smond orer to match any team m northern Nebras ka for a contest and will wager S-wj on the result. A mass meetinc will be held in Ne braska t'iry to organize a law and or der league. There is too much Sunday desecration. R. J McMichal of Pawnee "ity. charged with a Vionious assault upon a htlie giri. has ueen jailed in default, of Sl,.itiO bail Fred . hambers. the li-year-td son or Walter chambers of Aurora, was Crowned in the aeep hole of the creek north of town. In recocnition of good work at the recent e.evator tire in snnerior Uie Dur-. hngtoa made the local are department a present of S"j. .1 V.'iliis Welis. who is in the Adams county jail awaitinsr trial for petit lar ceny, tried to enc his trouoies by taking- clorsL He was pumpe.i out. tTianile Fevei. an .ncomjrioie lad. of Superior was arrested at the instance of his motner ace sentenced for eleven years to the Kearney reform ichooi. jlr and Mrs. W mtersteen of Fre mont have been married half a century, and last weeit the event was celebrated by tbeir relative. and friends in larg-e numOers. Thiev, went throug-h the residence of C. A. Simon of NeorahKa ( ity curing rne circus parade and secured anuut SlOt) m jeweiry. several minor bur-g-ianes were reported. During- a circus performance at Nor folk the tent cauch: are and a panic was prevented omy by the cool eon duct of the men who estingui-ned tne names before great damage had bt-en done. John C. Condon and J Stephens were arrested at Louisville eharg-eri with stealing- harness from farmers m that seetion. They had in their possession a couple of sets beiOnging to a man near cretna. A heavy rain visited tne seetion of country about Ptattsmouth. during which a barn of Mrs Jim lldes. about Jive miles -outh. was struck by nght-ning- anc burned to the ground before anything- cou a be saved. The question of establishing1 a mis sion of tne Episcopal church at V ayne. and procuring" a rector has auout ueen decided upon, tie WiL make Uarne his place of residence, but will devote half his time at Har wanton. Mr and Mrs. onnincham. of Mil ford who have resided m :hat vicinity ior the past twenty-tive years, cele brated tneir tiftietn wecomy anmver sarv last week. They reieiveu many presents from fwenos abroad. While diirging a well Tom Beard of Stella narrowly escaped a deadiy '.hemp on the head from a bucuet o: ciay The rope broke when the bucicet was near the top and the man below saved his neck by a timeiy jump to one side Frank Hunrnan. a Bonemian curar maker, attempted to commit suicide at Crete by shooting him.-eif m tne head with a 3,-calibre revolver The cai. entered tne head just back of the left temple. lodging bacu of the left eye. He cannot live. The residence of Charles Hager of Beatrice was destroyed by nre. It was located m the extreme eastern part of the city. The are originated trom a oeiective nue and tne loss was auout furni complete, ontv a few arucies of ture being- saved. The Sutherland and Paxton Land and irrigation company of utnerland. Lincoln county fiied articles of incor poration last week. The autnonzeu capital is ?"-o.ti(H) and the incorporators are David Hunter Alexander Neiiscn and John IL Conway Even the S10 ' reward offered by the National Humane society fails to stim ulate the local authorities m arresting any of the riders or owners of horses killed- in the iate cowboy race at chad ran. W arrant. were issued, but tne constable declined to serve them. Owing1 to the recent acitation of the Law and Order league against base bail and other Sunday amusements the Per sonal Rights league of Nebraska 1 ity is fcems- revived, and a mass meeting has been -called to take detinue -.(eps toward the organization of tnat society "Money wiii never be very plenty in Nebraska as lone as people -end aii their money outside tne s'ate for tneir supplies. Factories are employing labor and put money in circulation. rarreJ vt Co s brand of syrups, jellies, pre serves anc mmce inert. Morse-coe boots and shoes for men. -women and children: American Biscuit fc Manufac turing Co.. Oraana, crackers. The millinery store of Mrs. J P Se nick of Fremont has ceased to do busi ness. The proprietor and her assistant departed on a tram gome east witnout previous notice and it was some time before the public discovered that thev had taken anytning but a brier vaca tion. Secretary Ford of the Hastings school board has received official notice of the world's fair awards given tne Hastings public schools, nrst. for careful training. neat arrangement, accuracy, power of analysis and good anc regumr work in all cranes: second, for marisec atta.n ment of pupils in drawing, penmanshin and language. A destructive tire occurred at the Til lage of Summerneld on the Wyandotte railway, eighteen miles soutneast of Beatrice. The entire business portion of the village was burned. The princi pal business house, tnatof R. W. liemp hili sustained a lossof S3,590. Insured for SUSW. The origin of the tire could not be learned. Contrary to the statement heretofore printed, no receiver has been appointed for the State Bank of BrainartL That institution has had no trouble and is " on a sound and substantial fonndation as shown, by its last statement to the state banking committee. The item was an unintentional error. In attempting to board an. approach ing freight car John scctt of "Lincoln. aH. iil. sw-.tchman, was thrown un der the wheels and instantly killed. The car had been "kicired" down tne track by a switch engine, and sott. wno lived near the tracks, atttempted to jump on the brake beam. He was -7 years of age and leaves a wife and child. The contract for the erection of H lmilton county "s new court house has been let to AtKmson Bros. &. Co. of "olcrado Springs tor 3j3.3'J5. There were twelve oiuders. some of the bids running as high as ;G,000. The base ment story is to be faced with Manitou red sandstone and tne remainder with pressed bricic and trimmed with red sandstone and terra cotta. A tire broke out in the roof of the stock exchange building near the pack-ins- houe m Nebraska City On ac c unt of poor water pressure the build ing was damaged to the extent of about 51. 000 before the re was uncer con trol. It is fully insured. Secretary of Agriculture Morton is largely interested in the J'nian Stock ards company. which company owns tne buiidmg. Fire broue out in. a barn in the rear of the National hotel and adjoining C H. Hogue i: Co."s lumber yard and warenouse in Kearney The nre spread with wonderful" rapidity and m an instant tne hotel and warehouse were also in names. The tire depart ment succeeded in saving the lumber yard and crilce and part of the hotel. The barn Lel'ned to Mr. liutterneld and wa not insured. The heirs of Wiluam J MeAnnelly, a a switchmen who was killed in an acci dent February 3. l-'JO. at the Union s.oek varus. South Omaha, have just had a decision handed down by the su preme court iupport.ng tneir claim for :...' on damages. He was 7 years old a', the time of his death, leaving a wife and three children. The suit for 5-".'i 0 resulted in a verdict for the full amount now affirmed. The supreme court decision in rela tion to the Lauility of cnurch property for special taxes is considered wttn g'-cat complacency bv tne city fathers of Lincoln. Something like 540,000 for special purine taxes had ueen levied in tu.it city airainst cnurcn properties and a tormer decision of the supreme court, whicn came after the levy had been made, left the city just tnat much in tne hole. A sad event for Coon Creek, says the Wayne Herald, was tne suicide of Miss 1 ena Nelson, sister of Mrs. Chris Thompson, aired i. She came from Miehuran last fall and has, resided witn her sister. Mrs. tenton. ever since. 1 hey reside about two and a naif miles north oi Randolpn. Lasj Wednesday she went to poison potato Dues, but in stead of putting tne poison on the vines, dranir some of it, and was found two ni.les from the farm. Medical aid was summoned, but it was of no avaiL The limaman of superior, who re fused to register was taKen to Nelson to be examined as to nis sanity. On his return, he immediately went to north part of town, where it is thought he had ecreted money, he failed to tind it and becanit. so v.oient tnat tne marshal arrested him after a struggle, in which tne celestial attempted to cur the offi cer's throat with his large sharp linger nails, intiicting a deep irash on the lat ter's Seek. He -till refuses to register. W ord reached Louisville last week that John Boom nad lost ail nis house noid eifeets by tne burnmir of his farm house He and h.s wfe were workimr in tne held wnen they saw smoke in th- direction of tue house, which is hidden from the rield by a dense grove. They went to the uou-e at once, but the names had gained such headway that the buildme. an old frame struct ure, was beyond hope and was soon to la, iy destroyed, together with all its effects. The local officers of the American Railway union at Omaha have taken a deeded stand on the question of pre c pitatmg a strike and will refuse to do anything with that end m view. Pres ident eoree Muler asserted that he was satistied that a call to strike here c m.d only result in a display of tne weaicness m tne tram service, and that it womd tie simpiy ca.unir out just o many cierirs. trucumen and rousta bouts who never see tne inside of a Pullman car and who jrarely see the outside of one. out of tneir poor posi tions. He said ne would resign before ne woiiid call a strike, being satisfied tnat ne is right in this conclusion. The Fremont "hautaiuua has ar ranged to devote a iaree part of tne as--embiy to Sunday scnooi work. In struction in Sunday s -nooi methods. bioie study, normal work and junior -iass w-ric. will ne given in the tore no n of eacn day by competent instruc tors. In tne afterni on the institute w.U be addressed by noted "-unday schooi workers, amone whom may ce mentioned. Chance. ior Sims. New ark. Samuel Linrisey. St. I ou:s. Major 'Lure"' Halforu. imaha: Chamuin Bruner, Illinois: Prof. Andrews. Lin coln. E. A. Stevens wrand Island, and many others. Thursday. Ju.v Uth. wi!" be Sunday sencol juoPec day and basket picnic Something like a dozen years ago. says the Papilhon Times. Thomas Do .an. son of Martin Dolan. of Forest City precinct, left the nome rancti. near'tre tna. and started west to teeic nis for tune. He visited all the western states and territories, examining tneir resour ces, testing- tne.r soil and exDer.ment ine with their c.imate. From c0;0raco to t'tan. tnence to Idaha, Montana, t ahfornia. Oregon and Arizona ne trav elled, tinaliy settiine in Utan. the land oi tne Marman. His faith in sarpv county was unshaken by his wander :n:rs. and from time to time he sent money back home to eo toward tliepur cnae of .and here and a few days ago ue appeared m person and while visit ing nis oid home completed the pay ments on two hundred acres of Sarpy county dirt. Nenraska Ls deeply interested in a bil introduced in tle house by Con gressman Meikiejohn. which in brief is as rollows. "Tnat the lands allotted to. or which, may hereafter be ai.otted to any Indian m severalty, or wmen may be tne property of any Indian cit izen of the L'nited states, when sneu Indians under the provisions of any e-sisting law have beeome, or shall Le ome entitled to the benefits of. and suujeet to the laws of any state, shall be subject to srate and local assess ments and taxation, the same as any otUer lands similarly located in sucn state provided, however. That noth ing herein ccutaiaed snail authorize the sale or incumbrance of any sucn land on account of any such assess ment and taxation, or m anv manner interfere witn tlie trust in which such lands are heid by the L'nited States while such tmst continues: and pro vided further That during tue contin uance of said trust said taxas so as sessed and levied shall be paid from the treasury of the t'nited states to the toanty treasurer, or other leeaiiy au thorized officer of the cauntv or mu nicinality to which such taxes are nay able, at saeh times as said taxes snail become cce and payable " Thurston. Kox and Boyd are the Nebraska coun ties directly aifeeted by this bill. It is I estimated that this measure will add tc the taxes of these counties the follow- , ing- sums per yeat Thurston, 513, 00 J; Knox, SMMMi; Eoyd, 3,000. AlbS RMT& BSSt. 3I0NG the families that crossed the Alleghanies for set tlement in Western Pennsyl vania a few years before the out break of the fa- .mous Pontine war was one of the name of Urady. Ted Brady from the first was a fcarle" young rover of the woods,and gun in hand he was often to be seen in the forest, either in search of jrame or setting traps for the smaller ani mals that abounded in the locality. Durinir one of these excursions into the woods the boy had the fortune to capture a very small bear cub. which he carried home without trouble. He raised the cub by hand, and had a good deal of fun with him as he grew older. At last he became the pet of the household, and often would follow Ted into the forest. At the approach of nhrht. no matter where Jack was, he would turn his face toward the cabin, and in one corner of it was sure to find a sleep ing place till moraine- With the uprising of the Indians, led by Pontine, the Ottawa chief, one of the bravest and most relentless Indians, of his day, the whole frontier passed from the sunshine of peace to the shaviow of war. The Bradys heard of the coming storm some time before it reached them. It was reported that the Indian spies were abroad in the land, spyin" out the weaknesses of the settlements preparatory to a swoop upon them, and one day several were seen in the vicinity of the Brady cabin, Ted had been trapping along a little stream near home for some time. The boy. who was stout and quick for his li years, though not very large, had be come an expert in trapping th fur Learine animals of the forest and stream, and Irs stock of furs were known to be the best and most valu able of any in the neiehborhood. Michael Bra Iy. tlu father, thoueht that the whole frontier should be made acquainted with the true situa tion regardine the Indian uprising, and as he had picked up a good deal of reliable information he deemed it his duty to spread the news. There fore he set out on his mission one day, intendine to be eone nearly a week. "Watch the house weU," said the Celt. "Know everything that ap proaches it. and on no occasion open the door to anybody but Jack." One evening the boy went out to his traps. He had that morning car ried them to a new trappine ground and he thoueht best to take another look before leaving them for the nieht. The nieht promised to have the lieht of the full moon. The skv was perfectly clear and the crisp leaves that lettered the eround gave forth musical sounds as they crackled un derneath the boy's feet. That very day Ted ha I taken the ritie apart to eive a thorough over haulme. and every part had been in spected and oiled. With tne weapon slung over his shoulder the Ir'sh nor AT THE sII.UlP REPORT A DARK OBJECT DEEMED TO JfMP ESTO THE AIR- tramped through the woods, found th traps all right, and. after seeing that the triggers were well set. turned ami beean his homeward trip. By this time the sun had gone down and the long shadows of dnsk were falling between the trees. But over the hill on his right rose the full orbed mo-.-n. and more than once Ted stopped and watched its stately ascent. He had reached a little stream near the cabin and had set his feet on the foot log ior the purpose of crossing it. when he caught sight of something moving toward the cabin. He could see the house through an opening in the forest. The moonlight feil around ii. revealing it in the little clearine with uncommon distinctness. "It is Jack going home."' said Ted with a smile, when he had watched the moving object for a while. "He's been off on another excursion and is just getting in." Then he thought of surprisine the bear with one of his shrill whistles and placed his fingers to his mouth to sound it -when he suddenly stopped. The bear had stopped, too. Not only this, but the next moment Ted Brady's heart took a leap into his throat, for the animal rose on its hind feet near a tree and remained stand ing a full minute . s straight as an Indian. While Jack was capable of doing a great many tricks and could walk on his hind feet with consider able dexterity Ted had never seen him get nzs with such, grace of move ment. The bear appeared to be looking straight toward the house from the tree where he stood, and Ted. who jumped down, from the log and sprang to a tree near by. looked on with a boy's keen curiosity. "Maybe it's another bear," rushed through Ted's mind. "And what if it isn't a bear at all?' He was not close enough to get a very good look at the animal, and in order to do so he crawled along the ground to another tree, from, behind which, he took another look. By this time the bear had dropped E'aTJSt ! S. 35Li unjMMB to the eround again and all at once Ted saw that it had a cat ear, wfaielr was just what Jack had had for tlitee years. Once more Ted was in the act of whistling to his pet, when, the animal started toward the house on all fours, running over the ground in a manner not exactly in accordance with the usual locomotion of bears, bat not very unlike either. "I never saw Jack run that way I before,"' cried the boy as he bounded i on. "He is heading for heme and i wiU beat me there if I don't make bet ter time. Maybe Jack has been wounded, the boys down on the creek shot at him twice last summer, ami " Ted stopped, for enca more the bear had checked his course and was , . .. , t.iji ui man w3 ucver very moving across the c.earmg toward the- g In mfd-September the com httle cabin m one ot whose little win- ufbn parts were sold at about 3d. a dows Mrs. Brady had set a light. Ted j pfumL begt watched the bear moving over the J g chfltces6 part (excludinff the stumpy clearmg with his head point-1 -jj which, was the recognized mg toward the shanty, but all ath,;.-'. t.uZ?& mri,i k ,, rn once he saw more than this. That which he saw was enough to thrill him as he had never been thrilled before. It was nothing less than a moccasin, where one of the hind feet of the-supposed bjar should have been, and the more he looked the surer he was of this. The skin before him was Jack's, bnt an Indian was inside it, and. of course, for some diabolical purpose. Weil did tne red man know that he could never get beyond the door ot the Brady cabin in his own dress; therefore, probably knowing soms thine about the boy settler's pet. he had killed Jack in the forest and had undertaken this stratagem to carry out his evil des.ens. Ted knew that if his mother should see the supposed Jack in the clearine. she would hasten to open the door to him, without suspecting anything wrong, and when he thought of the peril that menaced her he could hardly suppress a cry. The Irish boy had reached the frinee of the clear. ng. and. in the brilliant moonlieht. he saw the object that moved across it. Not a moment wn to be lost: yet a shot must tell, for if thrown away, the young marksman would have upon him one of the dread courees of the frontier, and he mieht be the first victim of savage fury in that locality. As the boy trappers rifle touched h;s shoulder, the cabin dor opened, and he caught "sieht of his mother. .She had opened the door for 'Jack," and the redskin had only to sprine up and with a bound carry himself be yond the threshold. Controlling his nerves with the coolness of an old marksman, Ted covered the shaggy head and tired. At the sharp report a dark object seemed to spring into the air. and the next instant it lay on the ground, while the white-faced woman in the doorway gazed across the clearing, too frightened for a moment to stir- Ted ran forward, so as to be seen In an instant, and as he cleared the ground between the scene of his shot and th cabin he was recognized and his mother cried out: "It is Jack you have killed, boy! Didn't you recognize the old fellow'." Ted met his motnerat the door, and for a moment, looking up into her face, he could not answer her: but after elancine at the silent fieure amone the stumps, he made reply: "Jack -never wore moccasins, mother The bear cut there happens to be an Indian."' After awhile mother an 1 son dragged the body to a secluded spot behind the cabin. There a grave was made, and m it they placed the corpse of one Indian who would never re trrn to foilow Pontine across the frontiers If the Indian had compan.ons in the neighborhood, they retreated without seeirine to revenge the death of their py. and when the tide of war flowed into that region, the Bradys had taken refugj in one of the more eastern forts, where they remained till the uprising ha 1 b-en put down. Ted Bradv grew to manhood near the scene of his adventure. He be came noted for his marksmanship: but he alwavs called Lis best shot the one which aved his mother from the tomahawk of the Indian in Jack's skin. Cbanrn; Hi 3Iin I. rounding the post uhile rounding the post at the head of the stairs on his way to bed the sleepy old father of the family knocked his tenderest corn against something bard. In the recoil he upset a broom, a dust-pan and a coal bucKet that some ody had left standing near the top step and the. went banging dn the stairway In the purior sat young Spoonamore. As he listened to the horrible racket and the energetic loca outburst from tho floor above that accompa nied it he turned pale. Is your father taking that method of showing his dt.-piasure at my coming here. Miss linfcie.J he whis pered, anxiou-ly. You needn't be afraid of papa, Mr. poonamore." she aaswere i. He has changed his mind about you." Is is that the way he changes his mind3" he inquired, nervously fingering his hat. The Modern ""tyl. I wonder." said the Oid theater goer, "if the old stock comnany methods will ever be revived " StocK company." responded Mr. Barnes Tormer. "why. we are going out on the road next season with a company composed almost entirely -of stock three horse, a doz?n chickens, two goats, a calf anl two pig." Indianapolis Journal 3Takin? sonn-tluni Oat of Xothlnr- Bigheaa- What distinguishes the gods from men is, that the gods can make something from nothing. Pertly Well, the girls must come pretty near the gods, for thev can make bathing suits out of almost ! nothing. Town Topics. j 1 ' Diplomacv. Contributor Where is that poem of mine you promised to publish and didn't'' Editor I'm sorrv, but burglars entered the office last week t and id took all the valuable-? they could j y their hards on. Detroit Tribune, i lav A SnflScient Keuon. Mr. Doiiey Miss Flypp. why do i you suppose it is there is no'marry ing nor giving In marriage in heaven r" Miss Flypp. promptly So men there- Judge- j SIEGE OF METZ. Sralts to Which tlio Frenl Citizen Warn Reduced. The bulk of the horses lived n ao sicry a fashion that it was a mere wee to divide their nour cnrxni'dea l&Bto the three categories of the first quality, second quality and "II let," Xhey fell dead of debility and leaa sa.oa their way to the slaughter louses. It is easy to imagine that the "bouillon" and cutlers from saeh steeds were not strong in nour ishlnrr qualities. And yet these Skarved. anatomies were the only aaurce of meat in . the cit, during September and October- About fifty ofthem-juere daily consumed, ac-cerding-to the Gentleman's llaeazine. ft- - . u. a pound. Jor were the prices any higher the day befo-e the capit ulation. But by then there was about as much nutriment in a carpet bag a5 m til? black un-u ghtlv lumnd i wntch dis gured the butcher's sho-is. After the siege a con-ideruble number of horses ware offered for sale at from 1'f to 10f apiece. For their reputation's sake they had better have died and been eaten a fortnight previously. Milk. lard, salt and vegetables were th article -, of which Metz most felt the lack Beef at s "M a pound and eegs at iv franc apiece were manifestly indulgences fir the rich alone but the sudden dep ivation of milk was a moa' serious affair The death rate of children during the siege was double the normil nine. It could hardly have boen otherwise. 1 e mother., could neither suckle nor buy milk for their new-born babies These, with few exception i. speedily found their wav to the cemetery past the Polyeone. salt .-oon ran alarmingly short. It got up to twelve francs a pound. Tiun some relief was foand by the free distribution of salt water from a certain saline spring, which the proprietor generously made over to the city for the time. The chemists al-o put their heads together an i manufactured a substitute for natur al salt. Until the capitulation how ever, this deficiency was much felt, and declared itself in the iu-healsh of the people. The salt water con tained only three parts of salt in a thousand. Little by little, too. the grocery and other stores lost their stock 1'he army were th greatest con sumers here. Early in the siege the officers made large purchases, as if they foresaw a time of hardship. Sugar became aimost as rare as sa't. and nothing after tobacco was o ac ceptable a pre -eat in the hospitals as a little bit of it stewed in a piece of paper. THE The GENERAL DID NOT WIN. Walter iV.w Grateful. Bnt He IVould 'nt Change the Coffee. There is one battle which Generr.1 .L M. Trumbull did not win. It was fought in a Chicago restaurant, not long ago. He entered the res taurant and wa3 very obse juiousiy ushered to a seat by an ebony waiter, who was clearly impressed with the general's appearance. The darker 's countenance registered several de grees lower when General Trumbull gave his order: ('o'lee and rolls." "I'es, suh," was the waiter's dis appointed reply He had looked for a big order and did not ?et it. When he returned with the coffee the general looked at it a moment in supreme disgust. The fluid had slopped down the side of the cup and half rilled the saucer. I don't want that coffee. Bring ne some in decent shape," ordered the general. Pat all de kin" o' coffee you gwine t' git." replied the waiter Look here " said the general sharply, ! fought four years to give linerty to the like of you. and I'm carrying three bullet- in my body. Get me some decent coTee. " With this telling stroke tne gen eral began to unfold his newspaper, considering the matter settled. Yes. sah! You done it! You done it. sah! But dat's all de coffee you gwine to git heah." obdurately replied the negro And the general was obliged to take his ungrateful medicine in silence. LOST FOR TWENTY YEARS. A. alaible itone I Uncovered in a tranije Manner By a curious combination of chances a diamond that was lost more than twenty years ago at Bir mingham. England, has been discov ered, and 1-. now in the hands of the chief constable- ome days ago one of the worknen in the employ of Mes-rs. Taunton safe manufactur ers, was engaged in repairing a safe a d came across a piece of paper in a crevice, in which was a large dia mond, estimated t j be worth at least l'Jj. The condition of the paper indicated that the stone bad been undisturbed for a long time, and the finder considered he was entitled to what he had found, fe me Inquiries were after wards made, which resulted in the discove y that the owner of the safe bought it four years ago from the late Mr Davis Mr - J. Daris. the son. explained that some twenty years ago his father gave his mother a huge diamond, which she placed in a piece of paper with the name of her on. and then dep ;sited it some where for security, -he hid it so effectually that it could not be found afterwards. The niece of paper in which the does bear and there diamond was wrapped the name of Mr. Davis. is little doubt the stone belongs to him. neforc and After. Caller You say this photograph was taken hen you were a voung man1 I never should hz.ve suspected it- It looks like the picture of a big. good-natured boy. Was the ar tist making you laugh about some thing? natural expression- It was how I , looked before taking Mrs. Kajonea. f Chicago Tribune. i SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. THE PICKING TIME IN ORANGE GROVE. AN iatemtlas Scenes IVhrn the Fruit In Klpo Tree Are Sat Stripped ot tbe Coldra Boll st Ontt Time Loajp linadled Haired and Chute. Orange rrowinr in Southern Cali fornia is an industry fifteen vears old- In 1875 and W7i there were a I few orange groves in Los Angeles ' and near the historic old mission of San Gabriel. It ia estimated that there is now invested in urange growing in Southern California over 3:5,0)0.0 )'X There are in bearing about I'J.OO' acres of oranee groves, and about 80,0 JO more acres are planted. The Californian rejoices in the fact that his oranges are not ripe un - ti late in the winter, saying that human nature craves an acid when a long winter is over and spring comes on. and for that reason East era consumers will pay much more for oranges in March. April ar May than at any othe- season The orange trees are not stripped of their fruit at one time, as are the Fastern apple, peach or pear trees, but are picked at different times in the course of the month, the picker knowing whether the fruit is ready for packing by its color and form. Fie picks all the fruit that is ripe on the trees at one time, and repeats the process again a week or two later. The first picking is made about the middle of February in the Pomona valley, and from the 1st of March for three months the gather ing continues unabated. A few weeks previous to the pick- ; ing time t.te wholesale shippers go tbe rounds of the groves, tome of them have arrangements from year to year with the owners, while moit ' of the producers prefer to make new contracts each season. The agent inspects the grove an! offers ro much a box. or so much for the fruit on the trees, and here the responsi bility of the owner ceases. The shipper puts his pickers and packers at work, the grower receives his check, and anoth?r year is begun : The picking of the orange in large j orange centers, such a San Gabriel Valley. Pomona. Riverside and Red- ' lands, is announced by an addition to the floating population. Gangs ' of pickers.Mexicans. Chinese. Ameri cans, men and boys, gather from far , and near, and the groves are filled with laughter and song. i The orange grove of the imagma- I tion is a stretch of trees filled with golden fruit, where one can lie in the soft gra s and luxuriate in the i signt. be actual grove, while beautiful to the eye. is not a place for lounging, as the ground is. or should be, kept cintinually plowed and irrigated But the traac ar at tractive. Ever green, thev often show ripe and green fruit and white blossoms at the same time. A gang of men under a leader, or overseer, take possession of a grove bright and earl in the morning, two or three men being appointed to a tree, and the picking begins. Tall step ladders enable the pickers to reach the top branches, an! each orange is carefully cut from the tree if it is pulled and the skin broken, it will soon decay. The picker wears a bag about his neck, and into this the fruit is dropped. When the bag is filled the fruit is handed to the washer or scrubber. The latter, generally a Chinaman, washes the black stains or rust from the fruit, polishing it with a cloth after which it Is passed to th2 as sessor Sometimes a simple ma.-hme is used, a runway, so that the oranges of the same si-e will all collect together This accomplished, each orange is wrapped in variously colored paper and placed in the box ready for shipment. A counter keeps tally of the boes. In some groves various machines are usel. Thus one patent is a knife on a long pole which is connected with a canvas tube. The orange sepa rated from others in thi way drops into the tube or "chute." and by an arrangement of traps, drops from one to another and lina.iy rolls into a boi uninjured. The ordinary method of picking is b. hand The first oranges in Southern Cal ifornia were planted by the old mis sion fathers, who undoubtedl : brought the seed fro"n pain. where it was originally carried from Arabia by wandering tribes The orange is a remarkable tre It flourishes in what is apparently the poorest soil, is always green, ripe fruit will hang on its limbs for a year and is always in frui or blosoa. The tree will bear when 15 ) or 20 ) years old. while at Versailles there is a tree known to be 4 years old. and older still is a tree at Nice that is fifty feet high and still bears ",'))') oranges a year Its exact age is unknown, but it is xi product ot antiquity Tue orange craze, as it has been called, is most alluring. The pros pect, as viewed bv the novice, is of sitting down and waiting for the agent to come round yearly and buy the crop, yet constant work and at tention are necessary. The orange grove requires to be irrigated, plowed and weeded throughout the year, but the chief trouble lies in its various parasites Five years ago a number of the groves of South ern California were almost ruined by the white scale. Orangemen were in despair an I orchards wortn thous ands of dollars were literally given up to the destroyer, and looked as if flecked with scow. The government sent a commis sioner to Australia, who discovered a Iadv bug that proved an enemy to the white scale, and to-day the trees are again in tine condition. The white scale is unknown there now. despite continual investigations and searches for it 'by the many local r orticultural inspectors and associa tions. In Happy China. The emperor of China is not con tent with the respect shown him by his subjects, and recently issued the following peculiar order- --After bringing our sacrifice recently to the highest being, wc heard upon our return to the palace, near the gate leading to the imperial quar ters. a rather loud noise caused by talking. This show that the peo- pie have not the proper regard for --- - . the majesty of the ruler, and also that the officers of the bodyguard have failed to do their duty properly. The officers who were on post at the pecuUar rate must be punished, therefore, by the minister of war. In the future, however, all officers, high or low, must see that a noise so improper shall not occur in our presence.''' - 1" Tribune- THE "GUVNOR'S" GLORY. He Wanted to Skow Hi Skill a a Plpe Smaaher nil the Shoot. Last summer, in .Northern Wiscon sin, a party of three, consisting of -the gar'ner,' Reddy" and the writer, went on a fishing trip. We camned at Left Foot lake, a few- miles from Ellis Junction, the near est railroad station, and had some glorious sport but this isn't a fish ing story. Red" had brought with him ! something like two dozen clay ptpes. and. of course, we uidn t break a pipe during our entire three weeks' , stay. (In our last day at the lake an j inspiration seize I the "guv'nor " He w a fair shot with a revolver and had done a great deal of -grand stand" target shooting the "gran d stand consisting of the two daugh- j ters of a farmer whose house stood a j few hundred feet from our tent. It was a bright sunshiny day and the i ' two girl were sitting on a bench in the dooryard. occupied with sewing ' and knitting The guv'nor" unfolded his scheme to "Red " It was that the latter should stand before a tall pine I some i feet from the tent and he -"the guv'nor" would shoot at clay pipes which "Red" was to hold t:i his mouth. After he had explained j how he intended to do it -Red" ; readily agreed to hold the ptpes. There was an outcropping of granite under the tree, and a the "guv'nor"' fired into the lake "Red" was to 1 drop the pipe from his mouth, the granite would do the r-rt. They took their po-itions. and. as they expected, after the first shot the girls became vtiry much inter ested. -The guv'nor" fired five shots and five pipes were broken- -Red" isn't a very bad shot him self, and he wanted to share "the , I guv'nor's" glory, so he persuaded i the g iv'nor" to change places with him. But poor "Red" was doomed to dis- i appointment, for after firing a shot "the guv'nor still held on to the pipe He tried twice more, but the pipe didn't drop, and -Red" quit in dis gust, vowing he'd get even some tme. The girls hardly knew which to admire most, "the guv'nor s'" splen did shooting or the reckless nerve he displayed in holding up a target for such a poor marksman. Chicago Record. KanilT .Vrran:rei. Young Wife, in tears O oerald. TVi-at. uo you xninKt Tb canary naa gone to laying egs'- L'nfeeling Husband I don't see anvthing heart breaking m that, Elsie. It's a perfectly proper thing for a canary to do. Young Wife Yes. but I've always called it Cen" Unfeeling Husband Well, you can call it Ben Hur now. Pir" "T:merl tne." It is reported, notes the Critic. that a copy, in excellent condition. ' of Poe's -Tamerlane" ( I-27). one of ! the rarest boo's in the wor' ha. . recently been discovered an?' heid at l.h"'JT. It is said to have been pi ked up tn a secondhand book ' store in Boston -ixty yea-s ago and to have remained in the possession of the purchaser ever since. The Olite-t f.ihr.iry. The oldest library in the United States L claime I to be the New York society library in University place. As its story is given, it was established by the earl of Bellamont in 17" m the new city hall in Wall street, where the suo-treasury build ing now stand-. New York had thei a population of about ", "X ink nrr With i,.i hep-r In tests last year in the German town of Dessau, it was shown that cooking by woo 1 and coal costs more than twice that cone with gas. SITS OF PLEASANTRY. Visitor I suppose your daughter is busily preparing for her wedding? Mother Yes. s-.e is up in her room now destroving a!l her old letters. Profes.vu- Another peculiarity about bir 1-- of parage is that thev are no song bird . Preoeioi- Pupil How abint a prtnri doma. pro fessor? He I wish I had the key t- your heart. She Indeed! What would you do w.th it? He Insert it in wed lock. g:v; on tura anl thrjw it away for vcr. "Just or In-':'"" exilaim I the man from the ru-tl distr'.et. -Tve turned off that dame 1 el.-e-.rie light and there ain t i m itch in th ri im to light it again." Mudg I w in ler why a girl always shuts her eye! whn a fellow kissis her? Yabsley I never notic;d any thing of the sort, bnt I suppose it de pends upoa th- kin 1 of lice the fellow has. "Hit am er good t'ing." remarked Tncle Ebn "fob. er fadder ter tek de ciggereets wav Turn "L boy. But some ob de mini effee'e am li'ble ter be IoV cT tie ole man tu as in an smoke- "em hiase'f." Police Captain Wast is the matter with you? i?rfi you let a tight go on in a saloon for mir than half an hour an 1 mak n j attempt to sto it Officer Me r lbb ure. sor O'i fought it was thj primary np.tair. Mr El'tor" wro th-? soulful maiden, "iie-3 are sjm vroi I have written to eow m , den grief over the lo of my pit cinary If you think thev are worthy of publication pleas: ssn 1 me 3? for them." M. Fermain. on of thi "seconds My principal, the count. r;fu-i3 to con sent to a dii"l in ti? wool-' at dawn. M. le "omte Whv not? M. Fermain Morbleu! Think of th? risks. Both of the gentleman might catch cold. "See here," said Chollie. "isn't this coat a trifle long?" "I don't know." said the ta Ior. "Isn't it possible I r.finr: Trmi'r n. ?: rH sh .-iff- nt . - J . - w -- ...w -I........ .-... 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