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VOLUME XXV. NUMBER 15.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 1894.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,263.
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Kew potatoes brinp SL50 per bushel
at North Platte.
Hastings' electric light plant is to
pass into new hands.
The oldest piano in the state is on
exhibition in Lincoln.
A senatorial convention will be held
in Cambridge August 17th.
Nebraska Cityhas decided to organ
ire :i law and order league.
The Salvation army of Nebraska City
have occupied their new barracks.
Tlie school census shows that there
are ."53 children of school age at Ord.
i?eventy-fivc thousand dollars is soon
to be spent on the river front in Omaha.
The ISeavcr Valley harvest home will
be held at Wilsonville on October 10, 11
The first annual bycycle meet of the
Kcd Cloud wheelmeu will take place
The mortgage indebtedness of Scott's
Itluff county was reduced last month
by about S:.,J0!)
John Todd, who carved Harry Wolfe
at a dance at Ulysses, has been held for
trial in bonds of 5MH).
The residence of J. S. Grable, city
treasurer of Iteatrice, was considerably
damaged by lightning.
A Kcd Willow county fanner only
harvested 300 bushels of turkey red
"wheat from eighty acres.
The Union Pacilic Pioneer associa
tion picnicked at Columbus last week.
There were thirteen coach-loads.
North Kend has reorganized its cor
net band. Some years ago it ranked as
the best country band in the state.
During progress of the Fremont
Chautauqua burglars got in their work
quite successfully at private residences.
It took nearly two tons of window
glass to mend the Kearney industrial
school building after the late hailstorm.
The Dawson county teachers' insti
tute will be held at Lexington, begin
ning August 20 and lasting two weeks.
Karly apples are on the market in
Nebraska City, retailing at 50 cents per
bushel. New potatoes are worth 80
A bridegroom of eighty and a bride
of forty-five spent their honeymoon on
the Fremont Chautauqua grounds last
Dr. Clark, the venerable father of
the late .Tohn It- Clark of Lincoln, died
in Cambridge, Ohio, last week in his
A base ball tournament will be ncld
at Iturwell .luly 2(5, 27 and 28. All the
neighboring towns have been invited
to send teams.
The fourth annual farmers reunion
Tvill be held at Verdon on August ir
and K5. Pioneer dinners and various
sports will furnish the entertainment
Accessions to the Seventh-Day Ad
ventist faith are crowing in numbers
near Loup City. Twenty-one people
were baptised in the river the other
The residence of County Commis
sioner Malloy at Cedar Itluffs was en
tirely destroyed by fire while the owner
"was in Wahoo attending a meeting of
the count3 board.
The Seventh district W. G T. U. con
vention was held in Wayne last week.
Mrs. Woodward of Seward made the
closing address, in which she scored
the old parties roundly.
Kurglars entered the residence of
John Wier of Nebraska CU3', chloro
formed Mr. and Mrs. Wier, and made
their escape with Mr. Wier's panta
loons and iH5.10 in cash.
There is talk of passing an ordinance
against the Kussian thistle at Valen
tine, imposing a heavy line on an3
property owner who allows the weed
to grow on his premises.
The saloon question still agitates
the citizens of Valparaiso. So far the
opponents of license have ruled a li
cense board of trustees and prevented
the establishing of a saloon.
Major I. li. Dudley, while driving
into ltuttc with his young son, was
tin own from the bugg3 by the team
becoming frightened and running away.
He was quite seriously injured.
The new steam flouring mill being
built in Clay Center by the Orr broth
ers was put in operation last week and
is now turning out Hour. The ma
chinery is first-class throughout.
About sixty men began work reduc
ing about I.600.0OJ gallons of syrup at
the Oxnard Heet Sugarcompany's fac
tory in ('rand Island to brown sugar.
The yield will be about 300,000 pounds.
Associations of vigilantes are organ
izing about Itutte and threaten dire
things to evildoers. There has been
much petty thieving and some stock
stealing and it is intended to put an
end to it.
A bathing club has been organized at
Crawford with over thirty members, all
of whom believe that cleanliness is next
to godliness. The club will build a dam
across the White river and will erect
bathing houses, etc.
The new Congregational church at
McCook was dedicated last Sunday,
j.cv. wr. uuryca ot umalia oihc.ating.
This new edifice was erected on the
fiitc of the one destroyed by the storm a
little over a year ago.
The funeral of Zeph Zollers, a young
man 20 years of age, who was drowned
attlrant, was largely attended. Zollers
was an expert swimmer but was taken
with cramps and drowned, although
several companions attempted to "res
cue him. His mother is nearly Irantic
with grief and became so violent atthu
grave that she had to be forcibly re
moved. At a special term of the district court
of Saline county Judge Hastings sen
tenced David Hudson and Edward Mor
gan to one year, and George MeCor
mick to eighteen months in the state
penitentiary ou the charge of robbing
Karly's jewelry store, June IS. Thev
arc industrial tourists.
Tise proprietors of the Paddcck hotel
saloon at Iteatrice were arrested on a
charge of violating the city ordinance
oy Keeping tne blinds of their saloon
down, thus preventing an unobstructed
view of the interior of the saloon from
the street- The case was brought up
in the police court and a continuance
The Nebraska Telephone companv
has purchased the outfit and right of
the Hlack Hills Telephone company at
Rapid City, S. IX This adds another
exchange to the list in South Pakt ta.
It is naturally a tributary to Nebraska,
and therefore was taken in by the Ne
Through an insurance circular it is
learned that General Colby, formerly
of Iteatrice, is head and front of 1 he
Knights of the Golden Cross, an asM-ss-xnent
insurance Compaq organized in
Washington. Col. O. C. Sabin. who
achieved fame, if not fortune, in the
long since defunct Western Mutual of
Beatrice, is secretar3'.
The Sunday school jubilee atthe Fre
mont Chautauqua was a grand success.
In the parade for the banner on the
' race track there were GX) children in
line. The M. K. thurch of Ames look
the banner for the largest country
school, having forty-six in line. James
town had thirty-live in line.
The people of Sterling will erect
monument to the soldiers of the late
war, and the date of the unveiling has
been fixed for September 22.
Henry Davis, manager of the cream
ery at Heaver City, fled the country last
week, leaving behind him debts to the
amount of 81,200. He came to Beaver
City from Denver three months ago and
bore a good reputation.
As Joseph Pelikan of Saunders coun
ty was preparing to scald some hogs he
slipped into the scalding vat, scalding
himself so badly that he died next day.
He leaves a wife and six children in
A fire at Pierce caused by children
destroyed Count y Treasurer Steinkrau's
barn. Two horses and several heating
stores were burned. Loss 5700, no in
surance. Timely efforts by citizens
saved the house, which stood close by.
Mrs. Thomas Wymond of Nebraska
City has again m3'steriously disappear
ed from her home, taking with her her
(5-year-old son. This is the second time
within as many months that Mrs.
Wymond has left her husband and her
While Chief of Police Faunce of Ne
braska City was taking Patrick Savage
from Omaha to that city on the Mis
souri Pacific, Savage escaped by leaping
from the train. The train was stopped,
but Savage had disappeared in the
August 1 the Nebraska Baptist, a
monthly magazine, will make its ap
pearance in Louisville. Fleming
Krothers will be the publishers, with
Pastor Fleming editor. The editor is
an old and widely experienced news
Thirty-nine steers were stolen last
week from the pasture of J. K. P.
Itrown, fourteen miles west of West
Point, driven away and shipped via
Oakland, consigned to Nason As Inger
soll, Sioux Cty. The shipper gave his
name us Smitli.
Patrick Moran, a farmer living near
Talmage, has commenced suit in the
district court against the Missouri Pa
cific railroad to recover damages for
the loss of a horse which he alleges was
killed through negligence of defendant,
in December, 1893.
Michael Meyer, a laborer on a farm
eignt miles northeast of Grand Island,
was the victim of sunstroke and for
over two hours remained unconscious.
He is at present in an improved condi
tion, but is at times very delirious.
This is the second shock he has re
ceived, a former one being about ten
Alfred Anthony, a 10-year-old boy.
was drowned in the Missouri river just
below Plattsmouth while bathing.
Searchers recovered the body with a
sein. A peculiar incident connected
with the affair was that when the
body was brought to the surface the
dead 003- had a large can filled with
mud tightby clasped in his hands.
The total value of personal property
as returned by the assessors in Gage
county for the 3'ear 1804 is $1,755, 70'J;
total value of real estate, $3.0(50,00(5;
total, real and personal, $5,715,715.
Acres in cultivation, wheat, 29,!!07;corn,
108,0(58; oats, 35,(583"; rye, 1,275; flax,
(500; number of fruit trees, 233,954; for
est trees, S5G,(534; grape vines. 40,203.
Mrs. Augusta Walthers of Palmyra,
aged (53, was viciously attacked by a
cow driven by William Francis, a stock
dealer. The attending physician at
first pronounced Mrs. Walthers' inju
ries not serious, but later she rapidly
failed and died. There arc suspicious
circumstances connected with her
death and investigation will be made.
Anna Randall, the 5-ycar-old daugh
ter of E. Kandall of Prairie Home, died
under the most painful circumstances.
She. with her sister and brother, were
roasting, or parching, corn which they
were eating, and while little Anna had
her mouth full of corn something oc
curred which caused her to laugh. One
grain slipped into the trachea and the
child died before medical aid could be
The annual banquet of the Manufac
turers' and Consumers association of
Nebraska City was held last week. It
was a largely attended and brilliant
affair. Many prominent manufactur
ers were present. A special train from
Omaha carried 125 guests. There were
speeches made by Secretar3 Holmes of
the Manufacturers' and Consumer' as
sociation, Secretary of Agriculture Mor
ton, Hon. M. L. Hayward and others.
The banquet adjourned at a late hour.
John Weir and wife of Nebraska City
had an unpleasant experience. Early in
the morning Mrs. Weir was awakened
by a sense of suffocation. She got out
of bed anil soon detected a strong odor
of chloroform. Her husband was with
ditlicult3- aroused from his sleep, when
it was discovered that the back door
of the house was standing open. A
further search revealed the fact that
Mr. Weir's pantaloons, together with
S(5i0 in coin of the realm, was missing.
The police were notified, but made no
A special invitation is extended to all
old solders and their friends to be pres
ent at the four days' district G. A. R.
reunion to be held at Weeoimr Water.
Cass count, beginning on August 21.
The district comprises the counties of
Lancaster, Saunders. Sarp3, Otoe and
Cass. No pains will be spared to fur
nish abundant amusement and recrea
tion for all visitors. Ample accommo
dations are being made for a big crowd.
Tents, fuel, straw, etc, will be fur
n shed free. For particulars address
T. M. Howard, secretary.
The case of the Flonrney Land and
Cattle company, brought against Major
Beck, the Winnebago Indian agent at
Pender, to restrain him from disposses
sing the cattle company and the squat
ters who are holding under and by vir
tue of sub-leases, has been decided by
Judge Dundy in federal court. His de
cision is to the effect that all of the
parties now upon the reservation will
be allowed to remain until the United
States takes another turn at the law.
The case will be at once carried to the
United States court of appeals.
"Cornish"' Lee returned to Fremont
from Chicago last week, where he went
with sheep. He had considerable
trouble getting them there. On the
west end he was delayed ten days by
the flood and was tied up in Illinois
several days by the strike.
A Washington dispatch says: A
newspaper statement recently made
representing the populist senator from
Nebraska (Allen) as making an un
seemly exhibition of himself in the
Maltby building, where many senators
have rooms for the convenience of them
selves and their clerks, was denounced
by Allen today as absolutely false and
without a shadow of foundation.
Mrs. John Boncsteel living five miles
cast 01 allace was so badby burned by
accidentally overturning a lamp that
Her husband threw a anilt I
around he and carried her out doors, ' quivering leaves were closed and its
and supposing he had the fire out re- ' pretty pink or yellow blossoms
turned to the house to extinguish the , drooped and could bear no more!
flames. hen he returned to her he c - u 1 .
found her on fire again. Mr. BonS n".et W to s'
steel was burned, but not dangerously. I "S"111?. he scrawled my name thus
., r, ,..., , , t , . on the sheet of paper that lav on the
Mrs. Dr. ild of Saunders countv n . t i - .,
,- 1 .. n.,n... o a .1 1 -r table between us. I was making the
had a narrow esrape from death while .. . . , .. .- 1 ,
driving, bv the upsetting of the buggy, -P31-15 translation of his book for
which was caused by the breaking of "V employers, and he had come to
the harness. The lady was uncon- lve me hints. It was a novel,
scions for quite a while and is badly with a heroine named Harriet,
ruised.although no bones were broken. J which is the same as Enriqueta,
BE vermin of the
toes, worse a
than any of trop
ical lands and
the other night
me in this square
and stuffy room.
Would to heaven
I had never cross
ed under the line
of Cancer! After
many months of
patience and resolve to endure arid
IruBt in God, 1 see no reason why one
should continue to exist in this fright
ful region. Once, when scarce more
than a child I was forced to lose
a tooth with strong roots. The den
tist caused me to inhale gas. I re
member a sensation of motion and
noise and half-deadened suffering
and a sudden final stupendous pain and
cessation. I think of all that as simi
lar to this life of mine in a great city
of the North; the pain, the jarring, the
terrible noise of the town all daj.
through which I have not tima to re
member; the sudden sharp pang of
recollection at night when I lay my
head on the pillow and fall Into ex
hausted slumber and oblivion. My
daily toil is like the whirling of a
wheel; I translate and revise transla
tions in a large publishing house. M3'
own language, my mother tongue. the
Castilian, has latcl3 come in fashion."
Besides which they say I speak and
write French with amazing perfec
tion. I am quie'e and accurate and
never seem to be thinking of mv
beaut3' or personal adornments. For
lliat reason the3 pa3' me a reasonable
salary. I need never be hungry or
ithirst; never go poorlj' dressed or
lack for comforts. In a srai-fashion-able
neighborhood I occupy this square
and stifling room in a most
respectable boarding-houss. When
Jnl3 comes I maj' have a fortnight's
vacation to go to the seaside or moun
tains and breath fresh air. And there
the people will say of me: '"Oh, that
is that Miss Roldan of Blank's. She
is very tiresome and clever. She
never smiles; don't ask her to join us!"
and so I shall be anion' them, yet not
of them; no one will take a fancy to
me unless some eccentric or curious
old maid, who wants some on 2 to talk
to. A3-! And under in3' quiet, plain,
severe gown, there beats a heart more
burning and passionate than an3
among them. For, after all, I am not
yet twenty-three! But we of Latin
blood look old so soon, alas!
My mother, the child of English
parents, was born under the equator;
tnj' father was a true son of the trop
ics. And I, too, am tropical. My
mother died when I was a girl. M3T
father, fierce, hot-blooded, unwilling
to temporize, fell in a revolution
against the oppressor of his country.
That was four years ago. The op
pressor still exercises the power.
When he shall have gone from the
land, I will return and claim my
father's estates, too long and crucll3
stolen from him. My cousins will
welcome me back then but shall I
forgive them for turning traitors and
deserting my father's cause?
In the meantime what am I? A
suffering form, a grain of dust blown
at the wind's pleasure in this cruel
world of the North; this world that
has a flat, pale sky by da, and small,
cold stars by night, and in the streets
of whose great cities devils walk or
ride by day and night.
Devils in human shapes.
Sometimes I think I would like to
stand face to face with him ones
more. I would like to scorn him to
spit upon him to spurn him from m3r
path. I never remember him, except
in that brief flash of anguish that
tears away my last sensation of con
sciousness when I lay my head on the
pillow at night. By what right dare J
he invade 103- life? Blonde, volatile,
A ECAUED LOOK FLASHED OVER HIS FACE.
talented, with a pretense of affecta
tion and secret desires to appear
blase, if not immoral. And I to
think that I was mad enough to listen
and to dream of love and 3es, to kiss
him not once, but many, man3 times
in that one hour! With all the mad
ness of a woman's first great passion!
The next day he had forgotten it!
I loathe him. I have told him so; he
onH- laughed in my face.
I always dread my bedtime hour; it
is the dire moment of life-like the
moment in which the executioner
comes to take the man from his cell
to die lived over and over each night.
It was he, himself, who said to me,
"Why, you are too sensitive; yon are
the mimosa, are 3-00 not? Have you
not seen it in the tropics in -our
own country? And I answered him
but truly that the hoofs of mj horse
had onlv too often trodden and torn
the vine and the shrub, till all its
A Sv 'W
arid which t translated Enrl
queta. In his story the ldver of Hat
riet treated her most cruelty, bui she
forgave him and so died. He saw
my scornful smile at her weakness.
"You think," he said, "it is not true
to life? You think that Enriqueta
should not forgive him?''
"I only know what I would or
would not do in such a case," I all
"And you what would yort do?'' he
cried with appearance of intense in
terest "I think I should kill him," t said
calmly and smiling. "I think I would
stab him through tli2 heart or shoot
him, first calling him to defend him
self." "But then you would be put in pris
on," he laughed.
"And what of that?"
He burst Odt laughirig still harden.
But, fiilally, he grew grave and went
away. If he had known! I, to talk
of killing. I, who used to brush the"
green grub gently from ray roses in
the great garden of my tropical home.
I, who shrink at even a look of pain.
I, who weep with every heart in sor
row, who would fain gather every
tearful child to nly bosom and hush
away its grief!
Stupid, thrice accursed the stupid,
far-sighted Anglo-Saxon race, these
dull beings who discern well things
and motives too distant to concern
them seriously, 3'et must have strong
lenses to read the open books of souls
like mine, throbbing so close to them!
After that day he seemed to stud
me, to note me closely. Then came
the night of all nights of my life for
me never to be forgotten, never to
be forgiven! When he threw himself
into my arms arid into 103 soul cry
ing out passionately, "I love you I
From that night on ho never came
to me again. And I made no com
plaint. Amazed, stupefied, tortured,
I suffered in proud silence. It did
not enter m3 head for long weeks
that his only thought had been to
gain a new experience a new passion
to be made use of in another novel
another vivisection of a soul! We
met casually in the street, lie
seemed to await something; fool that
he was, he awaited nry attempt to
murder him to avenge the injur3' to
1113 heart Fool that I was, not to
know it! I onby walked m3' wa3' half
dead but cold and proud and appar
ently Utterly forgetful of the clasp of
his arms, the pressure of his lips!
Doubtless he had forgotten the
mimosa, in which there is no deadli
ness onby a power to shrink and
Maria Santissima! How lonely one
can be in such a great city! How
tired one ma3' grow of living! How
purposeless may seem the struggle. I,
who onhy desire to love and be loved
I, whose dearest wish for life would
be to devote m3'self to a fond and
faithful husband to suffer in this
wa3! To reach out feverish hands for
the pure and dew moist rose of love
and only grasp the stinging nettle of
It seems as if years had passed since
I wrote what comes bjforc this. It
may be an hour or two. A tap came
at my door. I opened it ani stood
iacc 10 iacc wuu 1111:1. 11c came in
without invitation, smiling, blond
and with pretense of superiorit3
"Ah, busy?' he laughed lightly.
"But is it not warm here? WI13' do 3-0x1
not throw wide the windows?" He
flung one higher and sat down on the
sill, sat carelessby out in such a wa3
as one might sit and easily lose his
"Have care!" I said, sharpby. But
he only- laughed.
"I have not seen yon in so long," he
said, "I thought 3'ou might be dead or
"I might sa3r the same to you," 1
answered slowly. I had not given
m3 hand. I stood b3 the table in the
middle of the room.
"I?"' he echoed, shrugging his shoul
ders. "Pas si bete! No marriage for
"You can then live without love?" I
"Oh, no; I snatch the blossoms as I
go culling here and there a rare
flower at the wa3side to remember
pleasantly for a da3 or two until a
This from him to 1113! I ma-le a
quick step forward toward him. I
swear before high heaven 1113- onhy
thought was to spit upon him to call
him dog to command him to leave
iny room and never dare to look at
me again. But he coward that he
was mistook 103- purpose. A scared
look flashed over his face. He made
a sudden movement to regain his bal
ance on the windowsill and only lost
it the more. With a choking cr3 he
fell backward. Mv- heart stool still
at the sound on the stone flas below.
They have taken him awa3' in the
ambulance dying. I shall be held
as witness. I have come upstairs tc
put away m3 papers. I wonder if I
shall ever forget the look on his fac2
as he fell? He will cull no more
flowers vivisect no more souls. The
open window fascinates me. I must
not look at it or I shall run and cast
m3self out and die upon the verv
spot. Would it be sin? I am so tired
and bruised. So tired! And yet one
look from the sill down into the dark
ness! Oh, God protect and save
How lie "Worked" the Waler.
The mild-mannered man tried, for
a few moments, to transfix a waiter
with his glistening eye, but his hyp
notize! seemed to be a little out of
order, and finally he had to beckon
to the menial, who softly approached.
Excnso me," said the man, "but
do you use gas or coal out in the
"Use gas," said the waiter.
It is paid for by theyear.isn'tit?"
B'lievo it is."
Don't cost no more whether you
burn a whole lot or just a little,ch?"
Jist the same, sah."
Then since it won't put the House
to no extra expense, I wish you
would bring me a cup of tea that
really is hot. This here ain't hardiy
got the frost thawed out of it " De"
consider him a man of
-Hey?" ! say do vou
consider him a man or veracity r"
"Well, there's uo tellin' what ho
might do if he was mad and had a
gun." Texas Sif tings.
iers THejF Ilafa Wdn bf Nlftbl
Advances la Their rrdf&dioii;
hTo American surgeons is due ranch
of the progress achiovod in their
pro'ession, and this progress has
been greater in recent years at least
than in medicine. Among the opera
tions of American origin now prac
ticed the 'wofld over is that of in
tubating ihd lafflyx, which origin
ated With. lif. Josdpll ODWyef, of
New York. It has superceded the
operation of tracheotomy, bocausc
icad be dOrio without cutting and
bloodshed, as tlie tube Is passed in
a few seconds frora tho moUth into
the throat This operation, w'lich
was slowly received abroad, has now
won its way there and is performed
whorovor'diptheria Is known.
"In abdominal surgery tho Ameri
can surgeon has kept Up With the
times; and iti nd country are atab
jpounds add gun-shot WoUnds of the
than in tho city hospitals. To Dr.
?enn, of Milwaukee, Wis., belongs
the credit of introducing a greatly
itnprovod method of uniting th
bowel after a portion has beeu cut
away for injury or disease, and re
cently buttons have been iuvetited
by Dp". Murphy, of Chicago which
greatly simplify and lessen the dan
ger of tho operation.
Appendicitis, of which so much
is heard nowadays, is an old disease
under a new name, with a new and
successful treatment, thanks to tho
skill of such surgeons us McBurncy
and Stimsoti. of New York. Until
the past few years those cases were
treated for peritonitis, or inflamma
tion ot tho bowels and were very
fatal. At the present time all qual
ified surgeons recognize tho diseased
appendix as tho cailso and have it
removed before peritonitis sets in.
Thero has been raoro progress in
head surgery than in any other
branch. A decado ago surgeons ap
proached tho brain with apprehen
sion, but now abscesses in tho brain
aro opened without hesitation; tu
mors have been successfully re
moved, and sections of tho brain
have boeu cdt away Without injuring
Trephining, ono of tho oldest Oncr-
at'ons in snrncry, having been dono
centuries beforo Christ, was never in
tho porfect state of the present time.
Silver plates an 1 other substitutes
for tho natural skull are ra-ely if
ever used, tho horte itself being re
placed. Dr. David D. Jennings, n
surgeon connected with Bellevuc
hospital, successful' performed tho
operation of trophining for tho
youngest patient on record, and has
been honored by a fellowship in tho
Edinburgh obstetrical 8ocIet3.
Tho little patient was only forty
hours old, and tho ooues on one siOo
of the head Were so depressed that
if they had not been raised tho baby
would have been weak-minded or
paralyzed if she grew up. Dr. Jen
nings removed a part of tho bone,
raised tho rest of the skull, and after
replacing the bono which had been
removed, sowed up the skin. Tho
baby's wounds healed nicely and gave
her no trouble Hero again an
American surgeon successfully par
formed an operation which had
hitherto been considered too hazard
ous to attempt.
Tho French mode of conducting
auctions is rather curiou In sales
of im ortanco. such as of land,
houses, etc., tho affair is placed in
tho hands oi a notaiy, who, for the
time being, becomes an auctioneer.
The property, whatever be its na
ture, is first examined b,- competent
judges who fix upon it a price, con
siderably less than its value, but
always sufficient to 1 rcvent any
ruinous losj 03- a preconcerted plan
or combination of biddors. Tho
property is then offered with the
fixed valuation stated. Tho auction
eer is provided with a number of
small wax tapers, each capable of
burning about five minutes. As soon
as a bid is made ono of these tapers
is placed in full view of all in
terested parties and lighted. If, be
foro it expires another bid is offered,
it is immediately extinguished and a
fresh taper placed in its stead, and
so on until one flickers and dies out
of itself, when tho last bid bo -oraes
irrevocable. This simplo plan pre
vents all contention among rival bid
ders and offers a reasonable timo for
reflection before making a higher
offer than tho one preceding. By
this means, too, an auctioneer is pre
vented from exercising undue influ
ence upon tho biddors o.' hastily ac
cepting the bid of a favorite.
The girl who was drowning
shrieked wildly. Her voice was
borne acros's tho waves to the man
He shoo'.c his head.
"Impossible," he answered, using
his hand for a speaking trumpet
"Consider the disparity in our ages,
anJ. besides, what would your folks
Presently all was still save the
murmur of the water as it rippled
against the sand. Detroit Tribune.
In a Itarber Shop.
Barber If my plan was aJoptca
there would bo no more bald heads.
Customer I havo tried a number
of preparations and thej are all
"My idoa can't faiL"
"What is it?"
year a wig." Texas Sittings.
The Girls tuTer, Too.
Minnie You must come to Our
houso Thursday evening; now don't
Nellie What's going on?
Minnie I'm going to have a pro
gressive chewing gum part3 a sort,
of hard times social, you know ono
piece of gum does for all.
Fiddleback After seeing the dress
suit you had on last night, I want to
offer you a piece of advice, old man.
Clubberly What's that?
Fiddleback -Get a new roommate-
it Often Happens.
Watts There is no use for you to
beep on with 3'our argument. You
can't convince me-
Potts I am not trying to convince
you. I am trying to convince myself.
ITS THEIR PERQUISITE.
ArJO T!fi SERVICE PAN.
A Glance at One of the rrobleini With
Which tho MatcrfjniUUi II w ta Pel
South of Mason and DUon'j Line
Necro House Servants.
Among the many serious probloms
to be met by tho Southern house
keeper the most difficult of adjust
ment is that of the scf Vice pan. Your
servant ma3 not be dishonest. She
may not purloin your wearing ap
parel, fls is common with many
housemaids and UUi'io girls of her
acquaintance, who, if tho mistress
happens to lcavo drawer or Ward
robe unlocked, aro in tho habit
of abstracting bit) ot fiasry to deck
themselves for church or visiting
after they "get o.T" from their work
at night, or even gowns and
daiiltx' ru1!cd whita petticoats.
0 dear t'J the Southern wo
man's heart But if she is a cook
she considers a3 her rightful jiltin-
Jor the remnants of every meal.
After breakfast all thebuscuit. muf
fins, stea'c, eggj, hominy or wa'lles
that aro not consumed by the famil'
joes into tho over rcaly sorviea pan,
an J after dinner tho roast fowl or
ham. with all loft-over victuals,
joins the savings from the breakfast,
while tho gleanings from tho tea
table generally fill t'.iis p:i!i, which
goes home under tho apron Of tho
cook or general so vant, its con
tents to bo distribute 1 among the
children and husband, or it Dinah
has no husband or children there are
always friends or admirers who aro
"too strong to work," and whom tho
cook thinks it no harm to supply
with the white folks' victuals. The
average cook in a private famil3' ij
ecives from $!5 to $10 monthly. Sho
is "do cook." and will resetlt bitterly
tho intrusion of an3 of the women
of the family into the kitchen. Sho
wishoi to have tho room entirely to
herself and will indignautl refuse
to do any work outside of the actual
cocking ol tho food and keeping in
ordor tho kitchen. She will cook
and dish tho food, rosorving what
ever she sees fit in the pots and
claiming whatever- is not consumed
on the table as her rightful portion.
Then, when she has put her kitchen
to rights hor work is done until the
cooking of the noxt meal.
Few servants will accept a room in
tho yard or house whero thc3 are
emplo3ed. according to the Phila
delphia Times. They love to kcop
lato hours and enjoy unlimited
amounts of compan3', so for a couple
of dollars per month the3' ront single
rooms in alloys and buck 3ards whero
the family is housed, tlio food com
ing from tho kitchen in tho pan,
which tho m tlicr carries to work
as regularl' as sho does her apron.
Somo bouse keepers old in tho
business havo acquired the art of
giving out enough provisions to bo
cooked for each meal, so that no
great quantity will remain over, but
one cannot alwaj-s count upon tho
appetito of a growing family. Yet
oven where this is dono tho mistress
knows tho biscuit will be made
smaller, tho steak slico I xigain and
the cjffco male disgustingly thin, so
that there may bo something fir tho
service pan to food the littlo picka
ninnies with at the close of the da3'.
Tho average negro servant is con
stitutionally averse to rules and
regulations, and the family who
trouble themselves to enforce such
aro generally without servants.
That tho meals must bo read" at cer
tain hours day after da3' seems a
piece of insane "foolishness" to the
happy -go luck3' temperament of a
black servant She will announce
breakfast at a different hour every
morning and if questioned a"? to Wie
the mcul was late would shift the
blame in a bsautiful inconse inential
fashion. "De vittles jes wouldn't
git done, honey."
Very little ceremony indeed is
used in quitting a place. Tho mis
tress will retire at night with a full
staff of servants, to be left the next
day without one to do her bidding.
A servant may know that sho is
spending her last hour in a family;
but nothing would indues her to hint
that she will not report for work tlie
next da. The morrow conies and
finds her misaing. and the famil
suppi' her place the best way the'
may. All servants, thit is, negro
servants, have that abrupt way
of discontinuing their services.
Cooks have been known to quit with
a meal in the course of being cooked
and a lav.ndrejs will return the
clothes Saturday an 1 ne -or call for
them ajaia. The 3'oungcr genera
tion of negroes aro by far poorer ser
vants than those of middle ajro. and
even tho.-c arc of less account than
the "old heads" trained b3' careful
mistresses in the ante-bellum days.
Servants are not enga jed b- the
rccommondation oi character thev
get from tlicir
don't get any
character is an
last place. They
Such a thing as a
among them. On Mondays and Tues
days of each wco'c those loaking for
a "service place" ring the bells on
any door that strike-? their fancy,
and when the bell is answered
tho applicant puts the question:
Want toe Lire?" If the family arc
in nee J of a servant the applicant
is examined an 1 the bargain made.
Most of then aro exceedingly par
ticular. They wish to cook, "nus"
or do housework or wait on tiblc,
but very few arc willing to engage
for general work
A Tract icil Youth.
Hoatman Yes, I need a bov' about
my boat yard. Now. suppose I was
away and some stranger should
come here to hire a sail boat What
questions would -ou ask him?
B03- l'j ask him if he knew how
Boatman You'll da
At the Che 1 .llatih-
Dr. Schweitzer Having chess is
liko making lovo the knight tries
to take the queen; you are mated by
the bishop; then off to tho castle
in the air and, alas! evcr-thing is
in pawn! Hello.
Watts Did you ever hear of a
woman putting u monument on tho
grave of her husband after he had
been dead for so long as six 3ears?
Potts Once. She did it to spite
HOT ENOUGH FOB ANYBODY.
A 5 pot la rcrila Where the Tlieneoraeter
Hhows 139 In th-. Shade.
Tho hottest region on tho cartVs
surface Is on tho southwestern coast
of Persia, on tho borders of tho Per
sian gulf, says an exchange. For
forty consecutive days in the months
of July and August tho mercury has
boon known to stand above 10 ) de
grees iu tho shado night and day,
and to run up as high as 133 de
grees in tho niiddlo of tho afternoon.
At Bahrin. in tho center of tho most
torrid part of this most torrid bol t,
as though it woro nature's intent to
tnako this placo as unbearable as
possible, water from wells is somo-
thing unknown. Great shafts havo
been sunk to a depth of 50 J foot, but
always with the samo result no
water. Notwithstanding this sorious
drawback, a numerous population
contrive to live thero. thanks to co
pious springs, which burst, fort h
frora tho bottom of the gulf moro
than a mile from tho shore. Tho
water from these springs is obtained
in a most curious and novel manner.
Ma:'hadoros. whoo olo occupation
Is that oi furnishing tho paoplo of
Bahrin, with the life-giving fluid,
repair to that portion of the gulf
where the springs ere situated, and
bring away with them hundreds of
skin bags full of tho water each da3'.
Tho water of the gulf whero tho
springs burst forth is nearly 203 feet
deep, but tho machadorcs divers
manage to till their goat-skin sacks
by diving to the bottom and holding
tho mouths of tho bags over tho
fountain jets; this. too. without al
lowing tho salt water of tho gulf to
mix with it Tho source of theso
submarine fountains is thought to bo
in the hills of Osmond. .50) miles
aw.i3'. Being situatod at tho bottom
of tho gulf, it is a niystory how they
were ever discovered, but tho fact
remains they have boon known sinco
tho dawn of histor3'.
Hotp Stlllo 1 t!i3 S'or:i7 Spi-u
During a late storm in the Adriatic
Captain Gall of tho steamship Sene
gal, Massagcrics Francasis. made an
experiment of the effect of soapy
Water in arro3ting tho iuvy of tho
waves. He dissolved six pounds of
soap in seventy quarts of water, and
poured the mixtnro on some uti
ravelo I ropoj. down which it ran
slowly into the sea. In this way a
aono of smooth soap' water was
formed around the steamer of about
forty feet in extent, against which
tho waves broke without being ablo
to reach the steamer. This was
while the vessel was 1'ing to. but
when she bogan to movo the zono of
quiet water moved with her until tho
oagine had male forty-live revolu
tions. London News.
Ohl V.0UI1W Tint ilo Trwihle.
Two extraordinary cases of bullet
wounds becoming activo after alapso
of twenty-four years aro reported 13
a German medical paper. Cno is
that of a watchmaker named Kloe
man, living at Dusscldorf. who was
wounded in tho Franco-German war.
'Ihrcc years ago he had a bullet suc
cessful I3 extracted from his right
shoulder, and a week ago, after a
month's illness, a second bullet was
extracted from his left side. Tho
second case is that of a station mas
ter who a few days ago wai operated
upon at Bonn and had a French bul
let, which pierced his right shoulder
in the war. cut from his right s'de.
The I.anto Cult.
Maude That man Grinner has no
manners whatever. Last night at
the litcrar3' soiree, when Miss High
cult had been talking beautifully
about Dante's works for half an hour,
he interrupted her to ask what wero
tho names of Dante's works.
Maude And before that he had
hidden the biographical dictionary
so that none of us could find out
Inform itloi Wanted.
The City Girl, summering in tho
count-y Oh, dear; what a -junning
The Farmer Ycssum. It's a year
ling. The City Girl, with interest In
deed? And cr how old is it?
SAYINGS AND DOINGS.
Young men in the village of Lee,
Me., thought the' would like to see
what d3'nainitc would do when it ex
ploded. So the3r toadied off a big
charge in the center of the town.
Nobody ivai killed, but all the win
dows of thj neighborhood were
In his book of "Ileinini.scances"
General I). II. Maurv- tjlls of an old
Virginia bury lvduccl to keeping
boarders who said to her housekeeper,
"Nanc3", thero's nothing in the house
but mush for dinner. Give that to
ni3 hoarder.. If tho a-c Christians
they will eat it and be thankful; if
they aro not Christians, it is much
better than they deserve."
A fete was recently- given in Irlin
in honor of the twent--fifth anniver
sar3' of tho entrance of a girl into the
service of a distinguished family.
Augnste Prill is the name of this mod
est domest'e. The oce ision v.is cele
brated in the inoit brilliant manner,
all the mi-mbiTs of the family, some
of whom lived at a great distance,
ralh-ing t do th j faithful servant
honor, and br'.nin-r with them main'
costh and beautiful gifts.
At McadvtiL, P.i., a; an old houso
was being torn d ;wn it was found to
have been ma le from two ohl log
houses, one of which was a block house
erected in 1701. The frame was made
from hewn timbers, and upon one of
the logs was cut the following: "I.
Ma3 hewer, I7GI." On.- of the large
logs had holes cut in it about six
inches b- four inches an I about four
feet apart. It evidently- came out of
an old French block house.
The Yale corporation has fixed the
priees to prevail for rooms iu the new
dormitories, an I so for the time given
their answer to the charge that Yale
is providing for a rich clientage onl-.
The schedule for Vanderbilt hall
varies from l.f0to 10 per week for
a Miite of one stud3 an. I two bed
rooms. The prices for Berkeley hall,
tho new building this 3'ear erocted b3
the corporation , w'H ran-re from fifty
ccnls to 1 p;r we ok. At, present the
college dormitories will accommodate
about 40 J nun, who paj an annual
rental of less than 'JJ.
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