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VOLUME XXV. NUMBER 14.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 1894.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,202.
The contract for the
works has been let.
Lincoln is already preparing for cele
bration of Labor I)a3
The Fremont (. hautauqua opened
with a larje attendance.
Odd Fellows of Fairbury will put up
a new hall to eo-t 510,000.
Charlie Hall, living' near Iiagan, lost
thirty-five pifjs 03- drowning.
Fullerton is having a. building boom
in spite of the general depression.
Herman Hacker of Dodge county has
been locked up on the charge of bas
tardy. The State band of Lincoln is prepar
ing for a series of concerts throughout
Hogan's army. r,(;0 in number, made
a btop at Nebraska City on their way
down the river.
Millard Fillmore, a well known citi
7.en of J tea trice, died last week. He
was r3 years old.
The school census just completed
shows G)." children of school age in
Ord's school district.
The assessment in Douglas county
shows a decrease of nearly one million
from that of last year.
The sixth annual reunion of the old
bottlers of "as county will be held at
I'nion, August ri ami It.
A waterspout at Crawford struck the
mill dam and damaged it to the extent
of several thousand dollars.
Kdith llreen. an Omaha colored girl
of ft; years, attempted suicide by taking
chloroform. Doctors pulled her
Two men have been arrested and arc
hehl at Ouitie Uock who are supposed
to be the murderers of Drummond in
Frank I'ugh, who left Fremont on
his wheel for Walworth, Wis., a dis
tance of .VJO miles, reports his safe ar-ri-al
in five days.
Parties arrested at Ked Cloud for the
murder of Drummond in Holdrege have
proved not to be lho.se wanted ami have
been turned loose.
A proposition will be submitted to
the voters f Itoyd county to issue S-0,-000
in bonds, and also to decide whether
to adopt township organisation.
There is trouble in the ranks of com
pany H, Second regiment of the Ne
braska National ('nurd of Tekamah,
that may result in disbandment of the
The annual banquet of the Nebraska
Manufacturers and Consumers associa
tion will be held in Nebraska City .July
."". Secretary Morton will be among
Joseph Klinkaeek, insane, confined
in the Kearney jail, committed suicide
by tearing his clothes into strips ami
making a rope, which he used, fasten
ing it to the cell door.
A vacant two-story frame building
bHonging to Isaac ifufiat Orleans was
discovered to be in flames at midnight
ami was entirely consumed. The fire
was of incendiary origin.
Donalc Weed, a small boy of Weeping
"Water, put his finger between the rolls
i a cioines wringer while in motion
and had it returned to him in a fright
fully demoralized condition.
The stock yards and sheds at the
ground- of the Col fa County Agri
cultural society were burned, some MM)
feet of the structure being consumed,
entailing a loss of nearly gc.no.
At the last meeting of the Lincoln
board of education a motion was
adopted dispensing with all extra teach
ers, including those in music, elocution,
drawing and kindergarten work.
While the salute was being fired in
Seward on the Fourth a can contain
ing over two pounds of powder ex
ploded, burning Mack Anderson badly
about the head, breast and arms.
"About f.000 bushels of millet seed."
says the Lexington 1'ioneer, "have
been sold by dealers in this cilv since
the late ranis set m. This means thai
S, 0011 acres have been seeded to millet.'
At South Omaha on the Fourth Alex
ander 1'uge. a lad IT. years of age, and
a number of other boys were firing olt
powder in tin cans "and having a lug
time when an explosion occurred thai
nearly scalped Alexander.
W. Murphy, a hrakciu in on the Klk
honi, was instantly kilicd at Heaver
Crossing. He was struck bv a bridge
while going up a ladder on the side of
the car. The body was taken to his
home in Fremont for uur.al.
A lawn tennis tournament was held
at Hartington recently for the chain
pionship of Cedar county. Messrs.
Jarvis and Holt.', of Randolph van
quished their opponents and went
home the proud victors of the .lay.
The O.xnard Iteet Migar company at
Grand Island is renovating its boilers,
will put in a new granulator and is
overhauling the factory generally, pre
paratory to making more sugar this
fall than has ever been made in any
previous year in Nebraska.
new i.eorge L. Iaylor of Indi.inol:.
given up his position as general
missionary for southwestern X.mi-isI.-,
and will assume the duties of financial
agent for Doane college. 1 he change
is made on account of hick of funds "to
puh mission work in the west-
When a retail dealer patronizes home
industry he enables the local manu
facturer to employ more men. who in
turn become his patrons. Western
goods for Western people: Farrell
V: Co's brand of syrups, jellies, pre
serves and mince meat: Morse-Coe
boots and shoes for men. women and
children: American Hiscuit a Manufac
turing Co., Omaha, crackers.
The section about Day prings was
visited by a heavy rain 'storm. Theo
dore Thomo, a young man livin"- on
Pine creek, was killed by light niii
during the torm. He was workin" in
a nem wnen struck, farmers
ijiucii &IUCK Kii.eu, nut grain
A most terrific hail and rainstorm '
passed over the vicinity of Wallace. '
doing great damage to crops and break
ing most all unprotected glass on the
west side of buildings. Two inches of
water fell. The track of the hail was I
about one mile wide. Lots of hail
stones measured four to si.x inches in
Samuel .L Elkinsof Little Koek.Aric. I
visiting at the home of his brother in j
South Omaha, was a-saulted b.- a J
stranger whom he refused money. The i
man struck at him with a knife, in- '
llicting a wound on his neck that might
have been fatal. Mr. KIkins will "re-
Mrs. Wiles, widow of tiie late J.-inies i
Wiles, living four miles from I'l.itts- i
mouth, lost her barn filled with hay, !
her farm tools and four head of hogs !
by fire. The barn was struck by nht- i
ning during a heavy storm. The car- '
riage was saved, but everything in the
barn at the time was consumed. Loss '
about 52,000: insured for SS00. 1
The residence of Mrs. Edna Me'.ro-e
of Nebraska City was totally dest oyvil
by fire. The tire was undonbtei.l" of '
incendiary origin aud nothing "was
saved. The house has had a inadv ,
reputation tfor many years Tl.L- in
mates lost all their personal belonging
Several saloonkeepers of Fremontare
in trouble and must answer to the
charge of selling beer to minors.
The Weston bank of Weston, Saun
ders county, has filfH articles of incor
poration with the secretary of state.
The authorized capital stock is S'-M.OOO
and the incorporators are D. II. March,
W. Hogenbeck, Joseph Woita, II. F.
Itlink, Charles 1'erky and Joseph I'es
tal. Several North Platte boys amused
themselves exploding cartridges with a
coupling pin, and only quit their fool
ishness after a rebound of one of the
bullets penetrated the abdomen of one
of their number. The doctors, though
unable to find the ball, think the boy
While returning to Norfolk with a
part- v" had been bathing in the Elk
horn, Frank L. Hull, landlord of the
Pacific hotel, was stricken with heart
d.seasc, and before medical attendance
could reach him, died. Mr. Hull was
formerly connected with the l'axton in
Omaha and was very popular.
The grand barbecue held at Chad
ron was a marked success. Two oxen
were roasted whole, which, with ia -ks
of bread, barrels of lemonade and
pickles, constituted the bill of fare.
Hundreds of farmers from all parts of
the county- were in attendance. The
Chadron hose team gave an exhibition
run of -.'OO yaids, dry test, in thirty and
All of the buildings, except the dwell
ing house, on the extensive Taylor
stock ranch near Clinton, seven miles
east of Kushville, were destroyed by
fire, with four head of horses, hay and
considerable other stuff belonging to
Itert Loonier, the tenant. The prop
el' burned was owned by .1. II. Tay
lor of Omaha. Estimated loss, '',000.
Insured in the Omaha Fire.
The town of Nelson has been quaran
tincd on account of the prevalence of
s'-arlet fever. The schools were closed
in April on account of the prevalence
of this disease, and there arc several
cases in town yet. The young boys of
L. L. ishattuck died recently of this dis
ease. Meetings ami gatherings of all
kinds have been suspended for the
present and the authorities are making
every effort to prevent the spread of
The Oerman Evangelical Lutheran
Orphans' Home society of Nebraska,
with headquarters at Fremont, has
filed articles of incorporation with the
secretary of state, signed by Peter
t'raef of Fremont, W. A. A. Hamann of
Snyder, Ernest Flach of Scribner,
August Stark of Fremont and Herman
Langenieyer of Hooper. The object of
the society is to provide a home for
needy orphan children and provide
A hail storm destroyed all crops on
the section extending from the Indus
trial school at Kearney west for about
six miles. Everything was literally
pounded into the ground. Damage to
the Industrial school buildings will ap
proximate .,(0ii. About 700 large
panes of glass were bro' en. All crops
on the school farm were destroyed, it
is difficult to estimate the loss, there
being .'::. acres of garden truck which
promised a heavy yield.
The I'nited States experiment sta
tion at Lincoln has made full prepara
tions to help out the farmers who are
troubled with chinch bugs this season.
Last year the station showed what it
could do toward eradicating this pest
when it had a mind to, and it is will
ing to do the same this year whenever
application is made for aid. All farm
ers w ho need relief should not hesitate
to apply lo Prof. Lawrence Hruncr, in
charge of the station there, for he will
prove helpful to them.
Mrs. Henry Cleming. living near
Murdoch, was terribly injured by a
vicious bull. She was alone on the
farm, the men having gone to a neigh
bor s to work in the harvest field. In
the morning she went to the pasture
to see the cattle and was there attacked
by the bull. The brute knocked her
insensible at the first blow and then
pawed and butted her at will. When
ever the woman attempted to get up
the bull would attack her. When res
cued she was badly hurt, but may pos
The state board of health met last
week anil revoked and annulled the
certificate of Dr. H. 1 W anzer of Dixon
county for unprofessional and dishon
orable enduet. There were three
charges against him. First, for having
received his certificate from the board
tii rough fraud, representing himself to
lea graduage of the Oeneva, N. Y.,
medical college: second, assaulting a
female patient with criminal intent:
th'i-d. for being an habitual drunkard.
All the charges were sustained by the
board and his certificate was revoked.
Matthew tiering of Plattsmouth has
filed briefs in the case of Harry Hill,
under sentence of death for the mur
der of Farmer Akesou. Hill's compan
ion. Henwcll, is under a life sentence
for his share in the crime. Hill's oiilv
defense was insanity due from liquor,
("ermgs I ncf closes in this way: "As
conscious of the imnerfections of this
brief as m the justice of this cause, the I
life of this waj'fanng and unfortunate
man is commended to this lOiirt, to
whose dee sion he must bow, insincere
hope that a new trial be awarded to
him or the punishment reduced as he
linger Knowles the 1 "-year-old son
of T. H . Knowles of Elk Creek, was the
victim of what will prove a fatal acci
dent on the Fourth. With a number
of companions he had bored a hole in a
log, filled it with blasting powder, at
tached a fuse to it and drove a big
woo len plug in the hole. As the fuse
i urued off and no explosion followed
young Knowles advanced to examine
it. lie got down on his knees, with his
head directly over the plug, when the '
delayed explosion o.-curred, sending the I
plug into his head with terrific force, i
fracturing the skull, tearing his head !
open until the brain was exposed and i
horribly disfiguring the face. '
The prohibition state convention. '
held at Lincoln, placed the following
ticket in the field: E. A. Girard of '
Platte county for governor, Mrs.
Hello ti. Higelow of Lancaster county I
for lieutenant governor. D. I Pond
of Holt county for treasurer, Lem .1. i
Smith of Lancaster for auditor, Mrs.
Oetavia H. Jones of Adams for secre
tary of state, John W. Long of Sher
man for attorney general. Miss Here- .
nide Kerney of Cass for supertendent
of public instruction and Henry M.
Hill of Gage for commissioner of public t
lands and buildings. C. E. Hentlev
was named as the choice of the conveii- i
tion for I'nited States senator.
'I iie cart and harness that was stolen
ftom Anderson the night of the murder
at Holdrege have been recovered and I
the hoise found dead, with a bullet i
hole in its head. They were well con- '
eealeu from view about one-half mile I
south of the Kearney bridge in the elm
bushes that grow about the site of the
old Dirty Woman's ranch. The build
ings on the ranch have been deserted
for some years The robbers cut their
way into the bushes unhitched the
horse, turned the tart upside down and
shot the animal, leaving the harness on
the horse. This gives officers a clue to
work upon. There is now SI, 200 re
ward offered for apprehension of the
A cheerful wood fire burnt on the
hearth. Imparting a ruddy glare to
the brass fire set, lending a polish to
the furniture, and covering the walls
with flickering and varying shadows.
Bo bright was its blaze that tha light
ed candles Verc cciipael.
Within everything spoke of com
fort, without raged a tc-npast. The
driving sleet pattered on tlu win
dows, while the rit s blast, at times
seemingiy subsiding, sighed through
the leafless trees that stoo I near the
cottage, and again with renewed
force whistled in its fury. Through
the day and night preceding the even
ing of which we speak, ha I t!i3 storm
continued; and only those w!i3 have
witii'-ssed an "old-fashioned"' snow
storm in a bleak New Englan 1 town,
can paint from imagination an 1 mem
ory the gloom of nature.
Upon one side of the fire-placs r, :t
the f:uWl wreck of a beautiful girl in
the person of a careworn an 1 grijf
subdued matron. Her daughter
seated opposite bore a striking resem
blance toher mother. a:i;l forcibly ro
m'uded j'ou of what the mo. her must
once have ben. A laughing curly
headed boy completed the circle, and
though his f aturcs bore another
stamp, if appealed to you woul I he .
ilat.5 ere you could protounoe either
"Charles, turn yo-.ir face a little
more from the light," sa'd the mother.
"Jane, stind by ine tt moment. Now
smile again, ni.v boy." The mother's
eye in rapid succession turned from
the smiling lad to the prtri:tof Irs
father which hung upon the w.ill. an 1
again from the canvas to t!i 1 ving
resemblance of one Ion ( s'neo de
parted. Tear.i dimm-d the widow's
vision the affectionate daughter
threw her arms around her m tther's
neck seeking bv end.'annjnt to soothe
her grief, whil the boy seat'd him
self at her fe.-t an 1 clasping her ban I
wept because she sorrowed.
She was a mariner's widow; her
husband perished in a winter's gale
up'm the coast within a few miles of
his home. Seated as now u,ioa a sim
ilar evening the young and happy
wife hel 1 the boy at her feet then an
infant, in her arms: ths daughter in
troduced as a young lady wa then a
playful child. As she gazed upon her
babe's face she dwelt in anticipation
on her husband's return. What would
he say upon being presented with a
pretty boy his very image born in
his absence? Fillel with fon 1 hopjs
as a mother; and with happy feelings
as a wif she learnt she was a widow!
Stretched upon a bed of sickne -.s,
wretch .d in min 1 and bo ly, she j.sked
not for life, but rather looke I upon
the approach of death as a welcome
event. Her prattling girl was brought
to the bjdside aud her s'niling bab-
laid in her arms. The mother's feel
ings were awakened, an I she shud
dered as she thought of h.;r children,
denied a mother's presence and a
mother's care. With a renewed desire
for her health she mended s!owly,and
like the bruised reed thongh bowed
down she lived on.
The daughter was now seated by
her mother's side, while th. loy still
maintained his posit'on. The burst
of grief had subsided, and she sat in
IIark. mother! hear Canute birk,"
said the lad.
"Open the door, my son remember
if he is a dog he has feelings."
The boy obeyed and a Newfound
land dog boun led into the room,
shaking the snow from his rough coat,
ran toward his mistress, then again
to the closed door expressing his dis
content by plaintive an.l inces-ant
"Why, Canute, what's the matter?"
said the girl, patting her playm-t in
romping days Canute wagged his
tail but barked the louder. "Well we
vill see," and she moved toward the
do..r. The sagacious dog was already
there, and raised himself as though
he would essay to open it hims-jlf.
-,A . .,.
Though out of dcors he did not leave
the step but continued to b.irk and
whine the more. Master Charley had
donned his hat and ioined the do r.
who now trotted off throu-jh the
Jane had become as impatient as
Canute, as she looked out to see what
could be the matter. She could not
see her brother, but the dog came
running back, and jumping up, ru li
ning his nove against her hand and
frisking about to assure her that it
was all very well. Away he jumped
again, and the n xt moment she saw
her brother leading a person toward
the house, while the t'.og seemed be
side himself with joy. He now sprang
through the half open doorand sought
the presence of his mistress.
Put the young lady here had the
advantage of Canute, for she could
talk: and she now told her mother
that "Charles was assisting a man to
reach the house who appeared nearby
"Well done, old Canute, why you
have as much intelligence and kind
ness as many reasonable persons,"'
said the widow, patting the dog in her
"God's blessing on him, madam, for
if he iiad not come athwart me and
stood pilot I should have perished in
the storm. He can telegraph for re
lief, and hang out a signal of distress
equal to a wreck master but excuse
me. I stand before you, madam, a
wrecked sailor, penniless and hungry,
and would beg vou for food and
"You are welcome." said the widow,
"but excuse my absence."
Jane drawing a chair to the fire for
the sailor, saw him seated, then fol
lowed her mother out of the room.
However, she soon returned and
busied herself in preparing a supper
fi r tb waj- worn guest, who seated
at ease and warmed through had
fallen asleep. Canute sat on the
hearth stone and bestowed glances of
approval upon the proceedings, the
fair hand that regulated them, and
the person so much a debtor to his
Every comfort and luxury that a
kind heart could suggest and their
circumstances command fell to the
share of the wrecked mariner. As he
enjoyed the bounty provided he asked
if illness was the cause of the absence
of his hostess.
"No sir," replied the daughter. "It
was in a similar storm to this that iuy
father, who was a sailor, perished
upoc the coast. Mother always dwells
upon the los of him whom I was too"
young to recollect. This storm led
her to think of the one that blighted
her fondest hopes. I know her
thoughts; for this evening she was
noticing the resemblance between my
brother and this, the portrait of my
father. Feeling as she dil at the
time, your appearance, an 1 tale ol
shipwreck, so affected her, that she
was obliged to retire.'
The stranger ga.ed in silence upon
the portrait as if very strange, he
muttered; when leaning his hen I upon
his hand he was lost in study as if re
calling some former incident. His
eye caught the coffee urn which
graced the boar 1, st'irtinx sit 1 I nly,
a gleam of inlel.i fence l'ghted hi
countenance, as hi b-hel.l it, tears
dimmed his vision.
"Oblige ine, young lady, by r a ling
the inscription tint that urn bears."
"Prcente 1 to Cip. as a me
morial of our esteem to one w.io per
iled life to save his f dlow be'ngs."
The stranger ha 1 bared his arm an I
called the att 'at oi of tii girl to a
name indelibly marked in India ink
"Arthur Fiayle!" she cried. "The
same name Man Is upon the urn, o:il
it re ids Arthur Fc.iylu, II. N."
"The same, my girl."
"You then knew nly fat'ier?"'
"1 did at that time. I w.is in
Itritisli nave, an I slat": ne I olf
Irish oust My Wife an 1 ilaught :
emb.srked in Lon Ion for !re'a:i I. Ex
posed ton ilre i iful gale in the cliau
nel the vessel va , wreclc : 1, many
lies were 1 st, bit my wife a:i 1
daughter wen' preserve I am ng
S ti'.riMl '.
Year.-, had passed away: fro.u th
small cot the widow now c:ij'yed a
comfort ib! e mansion. The fiee burned
as bright, th inmates were the same
as in the eo:n:svenc m nt of o.ir tale,
and still ham-v in th conip.iny of
each oilier. Canute lay stretch -d np n
a ru in front of th grate, a ums-ive
gold collar shon en h's nee'e, while a
young g ltleman uim:el himself by
plaeinr his foot up n his ta'l.
'Ciin1, Mr. CInrlei, a- yoi ma3
thank Canute for your educat'on and
profess'oa please to find some other
way to express your gratitu le," sail
"Hey day! Miss .Tennj do you
kiss him, pray, as I believe that's the
way the ladies pay their debts.'"
"I never wa guilty of repudiation,
was I. Canute'." The dog emitted a
faint but joyful bark in the negative:
for old age forbade other d-einonstra-t'on
of pleasure at her notice who had
never slighted him.
Oh. mother, let ni j lake father's
portrait to the artist's, fu- there e ..ld
never be a b'tter paint'ng of me. I
want a cameo cut from it."
"Never! Charl ;. .shall that picture
be moved for if it had not been for
that portrait Captain Frayle says he
should never lnve known your
fathers wldo.v. No, there it shall
hang beside that of Captain Frayle's
while I live. To me they arc com
pany an 1 when urn leave me alone I
sitanlloo'v at them for hours. The
one reminds me lnw grateful I should
feel to Providene for such a husband.
The other tells me not only of the
captain's generosity, but through the
memory of your fath -r's deeds we are
amply provided for."
olli8ns I'lKralril Ainnni tlu Alp.
To-day. when every gieat peak lias
been thoroughly explored, when
famous climbc s have achieved the
mo5t difficult summits uionc, or at
least without professional guides,
but few remain the incro ascent of
which confers any brevet of distinc
tion in this field of athletics. As in
all professions, and in all sports
wh'e'i boast semi-professional ex
ports, the standard has been raised.
In order to take a high rank, or to
"make a record, the aspirants for
' the honors of the Alpine club must
traverse such pa'cs as tho Matter
horn and descend on tho opposite
hel, tho highest peak on Swiss soii.
sine, or across me uom tin .Wise ha
which presents little difficulty until
one descends tho steep rock faco
above Saa;. There are still a few
summits left which are admitted
ne somewhat tough." and one of
tho most successful enthusiasts in J
the matter of rock peaks has recently !
given his verdict in favor of ('ha
mouny as a happy hunting ground
A :rov;uief in Mslif.
"I'd liko to know what ails these
spectacles:' g.umhled Mr. Skinn
phlint I've always taken the very
best care of them, but they've begun
to fail inc. I can't see through them
well any more."
"Why don't you take them back to
the man you bought them of?" asked
"I would if I could.' he rejoined,
savagely, "but he died fourteen
II? Was Kc-1'p-.cil.
Bluffcra seems different
what he used to." remarked a
on F street.
"In what way?"
"He was once so self-reliant and
boastful one of the people, you
know, who seem to know it all."
-Oh! He's had that taken out of
"His son, aged 21. is home from
Not That V ay. !
The unknown had tried to get out !
of the world by the water route, but !
a policeman had rescued him. I
"Who is it?" inquired a reporter, i
happening along. j
-Only a tramp." replied the oili
"I guess not." said the reporter.
"A tramp doesn't like water well
enough for that."
or to Touch Wator.
Tho Salesman, in the dry gooJ-.. '
store Yc. this is a very m-ettv !
piece of goods, but. to be honest
about it. I must tell you that it will
The Fair Purchaser Oh, that
doesn't matter. I only want it for
a oathing suit, anvwav ('nie.-i.'o
; - -.
(o!flii Woo.l !s Min3tl.
Trees from which coffin wood i
taken in Tonquin are mined instead
of being taken from tho living for
est. They are found burje- under a
MYSTERIES IN FLORIDA.
AnCadergroaaU KUer llimt 3IakTtiln5i
. Tcry Lively In It Neighborhood.
Two miles south of Gainsville is a
prairie, says tho Florida Timos
Union. At certain seasons strangars
wonder why it is called a "prairie,"
for they look upon a broad stretch
of Water so deep that storms churn
its surfaco into rolling white-capped
billows. At timos tho commerce of
tho lake is dono by a steamor, whilo
at. other" times there is not water
Cuj)Ugh to float a canoe. In faot, I
have crossol the prairie in a steamer,
and again havo gone over identically
tho same route in a stage from whoso
wheals cloud of dust would roll.
Oh the ddgo of tho prairie, half
walled in by rocks, dense with im
mense, trees draped in long festoons
of.raods. is a pool of wator called
"Tho Sink." Tho depth of it has
never boon sounded. From this sink
an underground river flows and
makes its way no one knows whore.
Sometimes nn acre of land, trees
and all, will fall into the under
ground river, and then the drainage
of tho prairie is obstructed and the
prairie "goes dry." In a year or
two the river will lnve swept around
the obstruot'ou and thou the prairie
"goes wet." In tho neighborhood
of Gainesville there are hundrels of
theso sinks, all of them as round m
a dollar and averaging from a quar
ter to a half acre in extent.
North of Gainesville is a pretty
and mysterious spot called the
"Devil's Mill Hopper." A large
stream of water comes down the hill
with considerable force and disap
pears in a pool that has no visible
outlet. Near Hrookvifle is another
pool very similar to tho Devil's Mill
Hopper. A stream of water pjiirs
into it and disapp "ars in a whirlpool
in tho center. Throw a log into it
and it will circle tho pool many
times, gradually drawing nearer to
the center. Suddenly the log will
Some grewsomo stories arc con
nected with the Hrookvillti pool. It
is said that tho place is haunted, for
the reason that many a man, and
woman, too. has mysteriously dis
appeared in it, never to be heard of
afterward. In tho pioneer days of
that part of the country, so the story
goes, there was n secret society
which washed all its dirt linen in
that poo!. In other words, if a man
or woman gave grave olTcnsc to any
members of that soeiety he or she
was gagged, bound, an 1 in the dark
ness of night thrown into the pool.
People do not realize that it costs
a great deal of money for an officer
of the army or navy to comply with
the regulations as to dross. He must
havo the same amount of civilian
clothes as an ordinary eiti.en to
weae when ho is o'T duty. Then ho
must have a fatigue uniform, which
costs him never les . than I.i, and
usually more, a dress uni.nrm. which
costs at least luh and a special full
dress, worth from rl2." to -flo ). and
an overcoat, costing from .i ) to 5'j0.
He is requi ed to have a number of
caps and hats with plumes and that
sort of thing, which cost jo to."));
his epaulets cost from 2- to ?')), his
swords and belts from ." ) to ?lr(, and
various other little fixings that are
quite expensive. At tho beginning
of his service it usually costs an
oilicer of the army or navy from $ '0
to "rT."') to get his outfit of clothing,
anl whenevc" a change is made in tho
regulations concerning uniforms, of
course the expense is renewed.
Surely ; .V. ls!:Uo.
Poor Mike was very ill almost as
ill as he was short, and what that
meant those who knew him can best
say. for physically he was hardly
more than a dwarf.
The doctor was called in and after
investigation, informed .Mrs. Mike
that her husband was suffering from
actinomycos's, a n sine which ap
poa ed to strike terr.ir to the soul
of the anxious woman.
"Act phwat?" she said.
"Actinomycosis," replied the doc
tor. Him?" cried Mrs. Mike. "Ah.
dochtor. how can ye, say thot? A
iittlo man loiko Moikel couldn't
houid the name of ut. much liss th'
disa.e thot goes wit ut " KJitor'a
Drawer, in Harper's Magazine.
I'll conqurr.i bin Iliiliit.
"Isn't it a beautiful night. Clar
ence"' she whispered tundcrly as
her head rested against his shoulder.
"Yes," replied Clarance, the bar
ber, very absent-mindeJly. as he ran
his fingers softly through her golden
hair. --11110 night. Hotter havo that
hair trimmed up a little, though,
hadn't you? Looks pretty ragged,
you know, and it really needs a
New IN'nieily for I!iiit!irri:i.
A new remedy for diphtheria is be
ing tried with success in New Zea
land. It is very simple. Put five
drops of sulphuric acid in a tumbler,
given so the child can swallow it. If
tho throat is obstructed give it with
a teaspoon until the passage is
cleared, then administera wine glass
every two hours, iiurn sulphur in
the room as strong as it can be
Tho Klr.t Oa Lamp.
It is said that as early a? 1G30 Dr
C'.a.ton distilled coal in a retort '
and produced gas, which he con-
fined in bladders, an 1 was accus
tomed to amuse his friends by burn
ing this gas as it issued from holes
in the bladder pricke 1 with a pin.
This was 150 years before gas lamps.
Auntio's lnro;ivo:iio.i: Claim.
A feature of an entertainment .it a
colored BaptUt church at Steabn
ville. Pa., was the mock marriage of
Aunt" Kdie Jacobs, aged , and
William Dade, aged 0.". aud now
Aunt"' Kdie claims William is her
"tvulloire I u "?pllo.
A needle was swallowed b;- John
Minchin, of Coshen. N. Y . and for
three weeks thereafter he had inces
sant hiccoughs. A physician pumped
out the needle and then John's hic
A Srmitlre I'lanf.
Tho -chaste mimosa." is so sensi
tive that the near approach of a
human hand, even without, touching
its leuyr,-, will eiiuse them o sarin!?
FKISKYTHCNDER-BOLTSll"" l1 thcD in European
America is a matter of great cx-
tionso and much time. Such an il
PLAY FREAKS WHICH WE DO
Tbe Action of I.tshtuia; Ita Itton
Studied by tho Weather Uureau. Hut no
Satisfactory Conclusions Havo Itccn
TK-de by Scientists.
So mysterious and Iittlo under
stood is electricity even now that it
is so widely utilized for mechanical
purposos, that its vagaries in nature
excito tho utmost interest
Tho action of lightning as an cx-
plosivoisa subject that has elicited
Bpcclal attention from tho weather
bureau of lato. Up to date no theo
ry has been found to account for it
Inasmuch as 203 pcoplo aro kilicd
every year by lightning in tho United
States special protection for tho
person is surely called for. Ono in
genious scientist has invented an
umbrella with small copper chains
attached to tho ends of the ribs.
These are long enough to reach tho
ground. A thunder storm coming up
they aro loosened and permitted tj
dangle, while the owner of tho con-
trivanco wuiks along in perfect se- j
curity. Utidar such circumstances
metal about ones body Is dungcrous '
for example, tho wires in a lady's
bonnet. But this peril may bo over
come by fastening similar chains or
copper threads to tho framework of
tho headgear. Though a bolt should
destroy th? bonnet, the electricity
would spare the wearer and pass oil
into the ground.
An instanco on record is that of a
lady who raised her arm to s'mt a
window as rain began to fall on a
Rummer's day. There was a sudden
blaze of light and, though she was
unharmed, her gold bracelet uisap-
pearcd so that no vestigo of it could
bo found. A sulphurous smell was
observed in the air. This, scientific
men say. is quite usual when light
ning strikes. Doing duo to an excess
of ozono generatod by electricity.
'J q atmosphere in its usual condi
tion contains ono ten-thousandth
part of ozone. When this propor
tion is increased inconvenience is
felt bv men and animals. It has been
suggested that sometimes persons
found dead after a stroke of light
ning, though showing no marks of
injury, may have been suffocated by
Lightning docs occasionally striko
twice in tho same place. A few
years ago St. Aloysius church, in
Washington, suffered- A Hash ran
down tho lightning rod to within
twenty feet of the ground. Then it
lett tho rod. passed through twenty
feet of air spa-o to a water pipe and
broke a washstand. . ix years later
the same thing was repeated in ovory
detail, tho electricity leaving tho rod
at the same point, jumping to tho
water pipe and smashing to pieces
the washstand. winch had not been
mended. The Church of the Incar
nation, in Washington, was also
badly hit. To prevent a repetition
of the accident tho edifico was uro
tectcd by a very elaborate and costly
system of rods. The most impor
tant rod, of course, protects the
steeple. It ought to terminate in a
sharp point, hut tho church authori
ties thought it more appropriate
that it should bo surmounted by a
cross, on top of which was placed a
rooster. Thus tho usefulness of tho
defensivo contrivance has
ul most wholly destroyed, for so it
stands at present.
At Stratsund, in Pomcrania. says
tho Philadelphia Times, a church
was the scene of a very appalling oc
currence. On a Sunday, the build
ing being full of people, a ball of firo
entered and fell upon the altar,
thereupon exploding and doing great
damage. As to the nature of phe
nomena of this sort science knows
almost nothing. Such globular
lightning is seen quite often, but
nobody can guess kow it is formed.
All that can bo said is that it is elec
tricity very highly concentrated.
Halls of lightning are sometimes
seen rolling along the surface of tho
sea. Occasionally they striko ves
sels. As a rule they burst violently
with a loud noise and disastrous
Tho Washington monument would
havo been destroyed by lightning
long ago but for the protection af
forded by tho most complete and ad
mirable arrangement of conductors
ever devised. Standing o.0. feet
high, in the middle of a wide spaco
of fiat ground, the gigantic obelisk
is dangerously exposed. Tho apex
is surmounted by an aluminum cap.
which is connected with rods that !
pass down into a woll fiOJ feet below i
and beneath tho water level. On t
April .", iar, during the passage of
a heavy thunder cloud, five immense
bolts of electricity were seen to Hash !
between the monument and the cloud j
within twenty minutes. No damage !
was done Two months later, on
June 5, the obelisk received a tre- '
mendous stroke, which slightly ,
cracked one o'tho stones at tho top, i
but the injury was of no importance. '
Big ships nowadays are usually '
equipped with a system of conduc-
tors running down the masts and so
arranged as to carry off lightning '
into the sea. In old times fire from ,
the skies was one of the most
serious perils that threatened mar
iners. l)uring fifty years, from 17y0
to IS 10. no fewer than 2-3) vessels of
tho B itish navy wero struck, cans- '
ing a loss of 7."i0.0 )0, killing 1 )) '
men and badly injuring 2a0 more. J
When the protected ship is hit, the ;
electricity passes down the mast "
into the ocean as water runs down a '
pipe. J"he may reel under the blow,
but no damage results. One of the
most severe encounters was tnat of
II. .V. S. Fisgard which received
such a tremendous dischargo thut .
the vessel appeared to be covered i
with lire. At the same moment
thero was an explosion as if a broad-
side had been fired from each side
of the ship. She suffered no injury.
Lightning has been known to pro
duce secret burning in the heart of
masses of timber. In 17!4 the Dic
tator, sixty-four guns, was sti-ncK at
Martinique. Two days later smoke j
was seen issuing trom her figure-
head, which, when cut down, was
fouud to contain a nest of fire.
Creat Art Ca:it!ogtiu4.
The work of preparing catalogues
(or tbe great fglea of art objects
lustrated cataloguo is now being pro
pared in this country. One of the
most skillful of artist engravors has
been enirasred off and on for several
years in preparing illustrations, and
by tho timo letter press anil illustra
tions are all ready tho cataloguo will
have become an expensive volumo.
ANOTHER TARPON TALE.
How a Green 11-iud Caught Ills First
Princes. duWes and lords," says
ono man who is "on record" for a
i 170-poundor. six fset fivo inches
lon. to :i Chicago 'limes writer.
cross tho ocean and fish for days and
weeks in tho boiling sun In tho hopo
of catching tarpon; and yet when I
landed iny first big lish I felt as ir 1
had dono tho work of three day
1 have come to tho conelusiou
that as a school for excuse-making
t:iiMinn-fihinr r.resents an extraor-
dinary department for training. &o
j many things happen and so many big
i fish get away that a gentleman who
j follows this business soon gets very
prolific in givin" reasons why ho
did not catch fish
lief ore 7 o'clock wo wco all out
in the river with our guides, in
small boats, ready for the sport of
tho day. I had hardly been well
settle I in my boat bofore I saw the
waters part as if a waterspout wce
let loose, and coining out. splashing.
I saw a fish, shining as burnished
silver, spring into the air six or
eight feet, shaking his head and
showing his rod gilis in the most
vicious and angry way. My guide
yelled out with a voice which could
ho heard a mile -Tarpon! tarpon!'
but when I saw this fish at the other
end of the lino jumping out of the
water and splashing around I con-
( dnded that there was trouble ahead
i f,,r m, uini that the lish was a bigger
man than I was and that I had un
dertaken a tremendous job to got
him into the boat.
"As tho commander in chief of the
party had told my guide that 1 knew
nothing and was green enough for
tho Fort Myers cows to eat when it
came to fishing I thought it was best
to let the guide handle the fish
awhile until, in the language of the
streets, I might 'catch on.'
I soon dhcovn-od that, notwith
standing Col. Voting's orations aid
speeches on tho subject of tarpon
fishing, it was not such a big job
after all. In about eightoen min
utes afteri hard fight. I landed ray
first tarpon and had him in the boat.
Mv heart was touched with a sense
of pity as 1 recalled what a bravo
and gallant fight the fish had mado
for life, and how useless tho sacrifice?
of so beautiful a thing to gratify ray
ambition to bo known as a great
fisherman. He looked up at mo out
of his nicek.gentle, tender eyes with
a reproachful glance that not only
brought sorrow, but shainn for hav
ing so needlessly sacrificed so beau
tiful a living thing: but, liko a tiger,
having tasted bio id, I wanted some
more, and I caught another fish
weighing l'ifi pounds, and then two
more, and now I am registered a3 o
taker of tarpon."
Not a Million tiro.
Daccr--Jack, thoso doeskin trou
sers bag at tho knees. That's a poor
compliment to tho bride. J:ck, a
Chicago groomsman (lad, mar.! Do
you think I can afford a new pair of
trousers every timo I'm married?
I'm no millionaire! New Vork Town
KecruiU In tho Itrltlsh Army.
Of the recruits in tho British army
last year '12,094 wero born in Kng
land. :',5G7 in Fcotlaud and 'l.Hfit) in
Ireland. Ono thousand three hun
dred and five of theso young soldier?
wero under 17 years of ago.
A Fuir ;uph.
Wife Professor Garnor say3 tho
gorillas have only oight words.
Hubbic I guess thero aro no fo
males among them.
SAID IN JEST.
Carrie I don't care; Emily looks
worse than I do. Maude Come.dear,
I wouldn't be unmerciful.
"I hear Bilker lost his job. Wonder
if he's struck anything since?" "Hr
yes: all of his friends and two-thirds
of his acquaintances."
"Iio 3'ou pay for poetry?" asked the
pretty girl. "Y-yes,"' replied the edi
tor, with some hesitation. "What do
you pay?" "Compliments."
Boarder Whew! This milk has an
awfully queer taste. Landlady, tast
ing Well, no wonder. There's
neither chalk nor water in it yet.
Bacon I understand that Crimson-
leak treats the cook like one of the
family. Lgbert I guess he does, l
notice she's got a black eye most of
Bacon My wife thinks there's no
one like me on the face of the earth,
llgbert Well, she hasn't traveled
much. There are some very homely
men back East.
('rump I wish a fellow could bor
row money as easily as he can borrow
trouble. Hump If you could make
money as easily as yon can make
trouble, you wouldn't need to borrow
"How - the doctor
your wife's cas ?"
world: se -ins aimost
true." "What was tho
getting on with
"Best in the
too goo I to be
had completely lost her voice, and he
is certain he can never restore it."
Lover, quoting Shakespeare Perdi
tion catch my soul, but I do love
thee. And when I love thee not
Mo lorn Sweetheart, firmly And
wh"n -vo!I ,,v
me not, Timothy, it
n"1 K'J''l "'
somewnerc ahout i..')'i
'Ihe gentlemen that came loses
nana said I was one of the most in-
telLgent children they ever saw,'
1 said little .lack. "Indeed," said the
j proud mother. Hid you recite 'Lit
tle Props of Water' for them?" "No'm.
I refused." t
When Snidewell got religion and
got up in meeting to say that he had
mide up his mind to cast his burden
.n the Lord. Mr-. S. was licar.l t.n r...
mark: "I don't know as I m-o .
long as I am eased of at least a por
tion of it in the futnr-. 'Tisn't to be
expected that Daniel would C7cr Lear
hi burdens h;m-eU,"
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