The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, August 22, 1894, Image 1

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The Burt county district court will
convene October 1.
The bicycle tournament in Nebraska
.City was a great success.
Ex-Senator Van Wyck and daughter
hare gone to Washington.
Christ Miller, of Scribner, has lost
500 hogs with hog cholera.
The Omaha street car company was
last week robbed of abont S200.
Burglars have been raiding on the
enpboards and cellars of Auburn.
The Moritz foundry and iron works
at Hastings were destroyed by fire last
.Miss Lulu, daughcrof Senator Allen,
graduated last week at the Fremont
A. H. Wilhelm, a prominent citizen
and old soldier of Grand Island, died
last week.
Editor Ivorns of the Tekamah Herald
has been confirmed us postmaster and
will soon enter upon his duties.
The members of the Kearney cycling
club have arranged for a special meet
to be held September 15 and 10.
X. V. Brown's jewelry store of Beat
rice has been closed on a chattel mort
gage held by Brown's father, Hiram
Brown, of Hamburg, la.
Madison county farmers have ap
pointed a committee to investigate
where feed for their stock can be pur
chased to best advantage.
The band boys of Grand Island have
ordered elegant new uniforms. They
will enter the prize contest at Grand
Island during the reunion.
Dr. T. I). Tibbets, of Liberty, one of
the best known and oldest practition
ers of Gage county, died sukdenly at
Tecumseh of heart disease.
The Residence of William Drake at
Nebraska City was burglarized last
week and a gold watch and a sum of
money taken. There is no clue to the
lerry Dcnslow, of Hooper, has decid
ed to take his stock from Nance county
to Dodge county to winter. This has
been compelled ty the total crop fail
ure in Nance.
Grandfather Stcfheus of Juniata was
overcome with heat while returning
from town and died after reaching
home. He was well known and much
liked by all.
Will Adams, a graduate from the
Hastings postotlice, has received a reg
ular appointment in the railway mail
service and takes the run between
Kearney and Aurora.
Thirty men were released from act
ive service by the Burlington railroad
at McCook a few days ago. This re
duction was caused by slackness of
business due to the drouth.
At the special election held in Syra
cuse to decide whether the town will
build waterworks or not the question
was decided in thcafHrmativc, only ten
votes being cast against it.
The State bank of Tamora has gone
Into voluntary liquidation. The capi
tal stock was S.10,000 and the last re
port to the banking board showed de
posits amounting to 19,000.
The Sentinel says there will be no
wheat shipped from Hooper this 3"car,
but that the low price of wheat, the
high price and scarcity of corn will re
sult in the feeding of wheat to stock.
The I'icrce County Teachers institute
opened in I'icrce with nearly 100 on the
enrollment. I'rof. John Bland and G.
E. Stevenson are the instructors and
are ably assisted bj Count Superinten
dent Turner.
Mrs. G. I. Harris, wife of a farmer
living near North IMatte, was danger
ously injured m a runaway. She was
thrown over the dashboard and under
the horses heels. Her skull was frac
tured, but she may recover.
At Nebraska City William, James
and Anna Harrison were bound over to
.he district court in the sum of S.10!).
The trio is under arrest charged with
robbing the residence of Louis Wolf,
near Syracuse, of a lot of jewelry and
The funeral of William M. Krieg, the
fireman who was killed and almost cre
mated in the Kock Island wreck, was
held at De Witt from the Methodist
Episcopal church. He was 34 years old
at the time of his death, had lived in
De Witt all his life and was highly re
spected. Chancellor Canfield announces his de
termination to remain with the Uni
versity of Nebraska and declines the
call to the State Cnivcrsity of Ohio.
He is spending the summer in Lincoln
and is pushing the interests of the uni
versity in every direction and by every
possible means.
A barn and corn crib belonging to
John I'ascoe. three miles west of Fre
mont, were struck by lightning and
burned down. The buildings contained
1,000 bushels of corn, GOO bushels of
oats, several tons of hay and a number
of farm implements, with no insurance
". except on the implements.
The most prosperous educational
institution in the west is the Omaha
(Neb.) Business College and Institute of
Penmanship, Shorthand and Type
writing. It has a large attendancc'and
its students are doing first-class work.
It is not only the oldest college but is
the largest and finest in this part of the
country, Profs. Lillibridge & Koose,
the well known business college men,
have been engaged in educational work
in this state for ten years and have a
large number of ex-students holding
lucrative positions or in successful
business for themselves. Their beauti
ful catalogue will be sent free on appli
cation. James II. Stephens, an old and res
pected citizen of Adams county, was
overcome with the heat while return
ing from Juniata. He came home very
Tnuch distressed. His wife went toil
neighbor's for help and when she re
turned her husband was lying on his
face dead.
After a shut-down of several weeks
the starch factory at Nebraska City re
sumed operations last week. Mr. Wei-
gand, the company's chemist, proposes I
iu inline aiitizu uui UI vuieau Me S3VS
he has a process whereby more starch
can be made at less cost from a bushel
of wheat than from the same amount
of corn.
While threshing at the farm of John
Hull, eight miles south of Wayne, Geo.
Owen met with an accident He caught
his arm in the large belt, running from
the epgine to the thresher and in an
instant was thrown against the sepa
rator, breaking his left arm. His face
was also badly bruised.
Sheriff Hamilton of Holt county was
at Butte and arrested one Fuller on a
charge of disposing of mortgaged prop
erty. While in charge of three guards
he gave them the slip and disappeared.
-- Fuller is a brother-in-law of the Hills,
who were made way with by the vig-
- ilantes of Holt county some weeks ago
and was also wanted by them.
Work was begun last week on the
two wings to the court nouse at Falls
City. Contractor W. B. Schuinaker
will rush the work. George R. Grin-
f tead, the supervisor from Humboldt,
- will be on the ground during- the erec
tion of the wings to see that the county
---"- j ""o ctwuiuiug iu vuuuauu J
The funeral services of the late W.
0. Hambcl, one of the victims of the
railroad wreck, were conducted by the
Masonic order at Fairbury, and were
largely attended. A special train from
Hebron brought in the Masons and
members of the bar from that place
and the Beatrice bar was largely rep
resented. Dawson connty is making rapid
strides toward irrigation. A meeting
of representative business men and
farmers from Cozad and Lexington was
held and a delegate from each precinct
in the county was selected to meet at
Lexington August 18, for the purpose
of discussing plans of the county vot
ing S1-0.0C0 in bonds to aid in irrigat
ing this county and furnishing work to
the needy.
Ex-Supervisor John Byrnes of Co
lumbus township, IMatte county, had
the misfortune to break the small bone
in his right leg just above the ankle.
He was out ou horseback rounding up
some stock, and as his horse dashed
around an old straw pile the animal
fell and threw John about fifteen feet
over its head. But in some way the
horse rolled over on him with results
as above stated.
O. D. Bassinger, a merchant of Ban
croft, and F. M. Cork, a farmer, went
out hunting. About five miles north
west of town one of the guns standing
in the buggy between them slipped.
They caught it to keep it from falling,
when it was discharged. The lower
portion of Mr. Bassinger's left arm was
blown off and Mr. Cork received sev
eral shot in the r.ght arm. Mr. Bas
singer's arm had to be amputated above
the elbow.
The members of the Lincoln Com
mercial club and the board of mana
fers of the State Fair association met
in joint session to join their efforts in
making the state fair a success. A
general discussion over the motion to
the effect that the club should use
every effort to dispose of 20,000 tickets
was held, and it was decided to furnish
the club that number of tickets of
special form to bear whatever words
tlie club should desire.
Hans Hanson raised five acres of
sugar beets this j'ear, says the Wayne
Herald, which will average over 1.1 tons
per acre, for which he will receive by
contract St. .10 per ton, making about
S07..10 an acre or 33.1.50 on the five
acres. The drouth had very little if
any effect upon the beets. The Herald
urged the farmers of Wayne county to
put in five or ten acres of beets this
spring and only a few did. By the
above can be seen what the result
would have been.
Pupils who have completed the work
of the common district schools should
remember that they can enter the first
preparatory class at the state university
this fall. To such pupils the oppor
tunity is offered by the state for six
years training and education entirely
free. After this year, beginning with
September, 1S0.1, the requirements for
admission will be advanced. It is well,
therefore, for the largest possible num
ber to tako advantage of the present
terms of admission.
B. G Chase of California committed
suicide at the Windsor hotel in Kear
ney by cutting his throat from car to
ear with a four inch sheath knife. The
town in California from which he came
cannot be learned, ami no cause can be
assigned for the act. He went to Kear
ney ten days ago and since then has
been looking around for some property
which he could buy for ranch purposes.
He was apparently in good circumstan
ces, was .' years old anil had never
acted in any way suspicious or de
ranged. Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Larson, who live
eight miles northwest of the city, met.
with a serious mishap Thursday after
noon, says the Fremont Tribune. They
were coining to town and occupied the
hind seat in a spring wagon. When
near the Keynolds farm they were
pitched out of the wagon in crossing a
small bridge and fell a distance of
several feet. No bones were broken
but both were pretty badly shaken up
and bruised. Mr. Larson was picked
up insensible, in which condition he re
mained for an hour or more.
Governor Crounse returned from
Long Island last week, where he has
been taking a week's rest. He says
that he enjoyed himself and was sorry
he could not stay longer, but ho
thought that he was needed at the cap
itol in view of the trouble that has been
in progress during the past week. He
said he felt much troubled vhen he
heard of the railroad wreck, but has
not had much time to look into it yet
and does not know whether he will
offer any reward for the arrest and
conviction of the supposed wreckers or
A disgraceful fight occurred on a train
returning to Beatrice from Wilbcr, in
which two participants were badly used
up. Just what occasioned the scrap is
not known. While the fight was at its
height some one pulled the air cord
and setting the brakes stopped the
train. Tom Alexander, a Wyniore po
liceman, was severely cut by someone
and bled frightfully. Two or three ex
cited and frightened passengers jump
ed out of the windows as soon as the
train slackened speed. The interior of
the car looked as if it had been visited
by a cyclone.
The continued hot weather has given
rise to the formation of several irriga
tion companies. No less than three
tiled articles of incorporation in the
office of the secretary of state last week.
Farmers and Merchants' Irrigation and
Land company of North Platte starts
out with a capital stock of S.10, 000. The
principal business will be to construct
a series of acqueduets and canals for
the purpose of watering the lands in
and about Lincoln county. The Farm
ers' Irrigation company and the Farm
ers' and Merchants' Irrigation com
pany are the names of the other two.
Their object will be to use the water
of the Platte river for this purpose by
means of canals in and about Dawson
county. The capital stock is placed at
S,000 and SJ.1,000 respectively.
The sheriff of Holt county captured
a man named Fullerat Butte on a war
rant charging him with disposing of
mortgaged property. The prisoner was
placed in charge of three guards for
the night, and when the sheriff went
to take his man in the morning he
found he had flown, having given the
guards the slip during the darkness.
The Jefferson county teachers' insti
tute closed a hot but profitable session
of two weeks. The attendance reached
an average of ISO. The superintend
ent was assisted by C. P. Pinkerton of
the Fairbury schools. Miss Ida Tew of
Beatrice and President Sanders of the
Fort Scott, Kas. , normal.
A day or two ago while T. C. Cone of
Kearney was down by the river bank
he found a petrified pawpaw. It was
picked out of the sand where the sand
and gravel had been dugout to a depth
of forty feet for building purposes.
The petrifaction is perfect and shows
where a small piece of the rind has
been removed. How it got there at
that depth is a mystery, as the fruit
was never known to grow near that lo
cality. A large frame barn belonging to
William Hinton. who lives three miles
west of Stockville was struck by light
ning and confpletely burned, together
with all his sheds, cribs and wind mil L
T was a beautiful
Sunday morning
in the early part
of June.
The sweet
breath of roses
and honeysuckle
laded the fresh,
country air.
Negroes in
wagons, buggies,
carts, on mule
back, horseback
and afoot were
wending their waj- to church.
For weeks a big "revival" had been
in progress at Wilson's stand, and this
bright Sunday morning was to witness
the crowning act.
Brother Petty bone Peters, in all his
dusky dignity, would bury thirty con
verts beneath the baptismal wave of
a neighboring dam.
Oh, for the happy contentment of
the negro.
With his coarse, everyday garments
he lays aside every perplexing care
and dons with his gaudy Sunday at
tire a mind at ease with all the world.
No fears of a threatened drought; no
reflections of grassy cotton disturb
the serenity of Jiis soul during the
sermon. No guilty pangs of con
science about the chicken which dis
appeared from '"Mars John's" hen
house Friday night and attended
preaching in a lunch basket the next
Aunt Dinah Brown was a shining
light at Wilson's stand. No one could
sing louder, shout longer, or groan
more intensely. Her voica excitid
the admiration of the brethren and
the cn3' of the sisters.
Now it happened on this occasion
that Aunt Dinah was sick an I could
not attend the meeting. If tiiere was
one thing, however, upon which she
prided herelf more than upon her
own faithful attendance at church, it
was the strict way in which she was
training up her only son. Sambo.
Deep down in her heart she secretby
hoped that Sambo would some day
succeed Brother Peters at Wilson's.
With natural pride she sat on ths
doorstep and watchel her young
hopeful start to church.
It must be admitted (with deep
humiliation) that Sambo, in spite of
his religious training and godly ex
ample, in the form of Aiint Dinah,
was brimful of original sin, and no
sooner was he out of sight than he
left the road and started on a run
across the cotton field toward Bock
creek. Here he was joined by another
boy, and together they trudged along
the banks of the stream.
"Where's do bait, Dick?" asked
'Dey's in my britches pocket," was
the reply.
Dick cut two long canes, fastened
lines and hooks on them, and handed
one to the delighted Sambo.
"Now, look here, Sambo, you'so got
on yo' Sunday crothes: what yer
gwinter tell yer mammy case yer gits
em dirty?" asked Dick.
"I gwine tell her Sister Vincy wns
so overcome wid de sperit dat sha
faints dead away in de pool, en I
jumped in fur to fotch her out," an
swered the inventive Samb3.
In the pleasure of catching an occa
sional minnow,Aunt Dinah's preaching
and Sunday clothes were alike for
gotten. The day was warm and the water
invitingly cool. For some reason the
fish did not seem inclined to bite, and
Dick grew tired lounging on a fallen
tree watching his cork remain mo
tionless on the surface of the water.
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KVil" 7 i,.
j;wyrx. vr.
OH, i.oi:nv! on, lordy!
At length his cork went under, and
he jerked with such force that he not
only sent a surprised little crawfish
flying up the hill, but entangled his
line in a grapevine high above his
head. He threw down his eane in dis
gnst and slid into the water.
"All de fish in dis river is de kin
whut runs back'ards. I's gwine to
quit foolin' wid 'em and wade in de
Sambo watehed Dick splashing
about until the temptation could no
longer be resisted. Boiling his Sun
day pants high above his black knees
he too waded in.
Seeing a large spider on an old
stump near the bank. Dick was cau
tiously approaching with uplifted
' stick when an unearthly yell from
' Sambo made him tumble headlong
over the stump,spidcr and all. Sambo
btood in the middle of the creek and
"Lim'me loose! Lim'me loose! O
Lordy! O Lordy! I'll neber go fishin'
no mo on a Sunday ef you'll lim'me
loose dis time!"
Dick sniffed the air as if expecting
to smell sulphur and looked in every
direction for his satanic majesty to
appear upon the scene horns, tail.
j pitchfork and all. Seeing no one he
ventured to ask:
"What de matter, niggarf What's
got yer? I don't see nuftin!"
"Dat's hit!" yelled the miserable
Sambo. ""Cose vou don't see nuftin,
'cose hit's de debble. an' he's got me
by the toe. Don't you sse me a
sinkin'? Lim'me loose! Lim'me
Dick would have taken to his heels
at once, leaving icor Sambo to his
fate, had not an idea suddenly oc
curred to him.
xi M U
"Golly! Nigger, dc debble fion-i
lib in water, kaso it would put his
fire all out. Pull out by dat saplin'
dar. I'll bet nry ole hat you'so cotch
er whalin big cootcr."
Acting upon this suggestion. Sambo
pulled out, continuing to yell!
u "Lcmnie loose!"
Feeling himself fairly caught by the
king of the lower world, Sambo was
not a little surprised to land, as Dick
had predicted, a large Rocky creak
cooter. Dick was delighted.
"What did I tolc you, nigger?
Whoop! He's cr whale! You done
cotch de finest cooter in dis crick,
But Sambo refused to b2 comforted,
He could not see it in that light.
"I ain't kotch him he kotch me.
O Lordy!"
Dick suddenly grew serious.
"Dat am a fac Sambo: he is kotch
you, and he won't turn you go till hit
thundrcs, nuther."
Visions of dragging the cooter
home and of Aunt Dinah's righteous
indignation arose before tin unhappy
victim, and he wailed louder than
He rolled his eyes skyward in the
vain hope of finding a single cloud,
but nothing but a clear expanse of
blue greeted his gaze. No prospect
of thunder, and the cootcr cliuging
with a death grip to his great toe.
Dick experienced a sudden inspiration.
"Sambo, I's gwine fool dat cootcr.
I's gwine roll dis little rock down
ober dat big one, and cose he gwine
think hit thunder, and let you go
Dick rolled and re-rolled the rock,
but the cooter had more intelligence
than they credited him with, and re
fused to be deceived.
"Sambo," said Dick, with an air of
depression, "w'y can't we done cut
dat cooter's head off?"
Sambo was willing.
Anything to feel the sweets of lib
erty once more.
With trembling hands and a dull
Barlow knife, Dick began the decapi
tation. Sambo's kicks and his own fears
lest the cooter transfer its clutch to
one of his fingers, made it a slow and
dangerous operation, and had the
knife been sharp Sambo's leg would
have in all probability "let go" in
stead of the cooter.
When the body at last tumble 1
back into the creek Dick gave a shout
of triumph. But in this case, as in
all others, the way of the transgres
sor was hard.
The ghastly head still held it:;
clutch upon Sambo's toe as if it wa
the one offending member.
The boys were thoroughly convinced
that nothing short of a thunder storm,
perhaps a cyclone, could persuade it
to let go.
Sambo resumed his cries and once
more vowed never to go fishing on
Dick thought he saw a way out of
the difficulty at last.
"Sambo, I know dat tos is got to go.
Hits de only way. Jes say de word,
an' 111 whack her off same as I done
dat cooter. Hit won't hurt no more'n
yo' mammy's beatin' when she see dat
head hangin' on dar, an' you'll still
hab 'miff toes lcf fur lo wear yo'
shoes on Sunday."
Sambo would have consented to sne
rifice his toe as a means of escape had
not the head at this moment turned
loose of its own accord. Without an
instant's delay both boys lied from
the scene of rl venture.
Sambo gave his mother a full (if
imaginary) account of the big meet
ing, and when he exclaimed in his
sleep, "Lcmnie loose. Mr. Debbie!"
she was thoroughly convinced of his
call to the ministry.
It Is i:c:illy Something of an
Opinions From I-'ctix Fabri.
To mount a camel for the first
time is for a howadji, until ho gets
the hang of it. a complicated and
anxious process. The first risk is
that the animal will rise while the
rider is climbing into the saddle.
This he will ineivtably do if the at
tendant has forgotten to place his
foot on the camel's knee, says the
Nineteenth Century.
The novico, having settled in the
saddle, which is like a Hat woolen
tea tray on the top f a hump, and
taken a tight grin of the "horns,"
of which there is one iu front and
one behind, waits in suspense, won
dering which end of the animal
moans to get up first The, action,
when it does begin, is a violent see
saw in th ec jerks, which impel him
alternately in the iNrection of the
head and the tail, until, if he is
lucky, he finds himself ten feet from
the ground. The fifteenth century
pilgrim, Felix Fabri. so exactly ex
presses my sentiments about camels
that I will quote his remarks. He
A camel has a small head and is
without horns. It has big and ter
rible rces. and always seems a sor
rowful and trouble 1 animal. Its
eyes arc like lire beacons, and big
! reflections shine in them, for what
I ever a camel looks at seems great
i an 1 huge to it. wherefore it seems
' to view everything with wonder anJ
alarm. When, therefore, a mangoes
I up to it the beast begins to trem
. ble. so that the man perceives that
. the beast trembles because the man
i coming toward it seems to it to be
j four times bigger than he really is.
J "Had not God so ordered it this
j animal would not be as tame and
. disciplined as it is. When it screams,
being in trouble, it opens its mouth, j
t shakes its head and raises up its .
I long neck, wagging it to and fro. so j
i that a man who is not accustomed ,
: to it is disturbed and frightened." t
; Ouglit to llHve ISeen Kxp'irit.
' "Say, here. Mr. Goldstein I only
' bought this coat f you yesterday.
! and a little rain makes it shrink like
' this."
Mr- Goldstein Mine fricnt! Was
! it. a rain coat you wanted? I sell
j you one at halluf price. Life.
j A Caniliil iinion.
j Algy, striking a new theme
' What do you think of this new raon
' key language. Miss Ethel?
' Ethel, yawning I think it's very
I tiresome. Life.
A Short Way Out of It.
Fapa But why do you sign it I
Your lovinir son. Amv? '
Amy Why. of course mamma will
know, and I couldn't spell daughter'
fleV to Produce a Sure Crop Sub-Soil
If flouring.
A-number of experiments in sub-soil
plowing by Younger Bros., the well
known horticulturists of Geneva, Ne
braska, have shown such nstohishing
results as to practically demonstrate
two things: First, that in seasons of
normal rain fall the increased yield on
land that has been sub-soil plowed, as
compared with that which has received
ordinary plowing, will of itself pay for
the increased labor or cost many times
over and leave a larger margin of profit
besides, and second, that in years of
extreme drouth a bountiful crop is as
sured) that would be considered large
for a season of normal raiti full, so that
ifl very dry seasons the difference be
tween sub:soil plowing and ordinary
plowing inay be expressed as the differ
ence between a good crop and none at
alL The Younger Bros., believing that
the results obtained by them were re
markable enough in the light of their
importance to the farmers of Nebraska
made a special report to the secretary
of- agriculture at Washington from
which we quote:
"Having practiced sub-soil plowing
extensively on our nursery grounds
near Geneva in growing fruit and orna
mental trees with gratifying results,
we concluded to experiment with fruit
and vegetables. After preparing the
ground by subsoil plowing in the fall
of ISO-', the crop in 1S03 consisted of
corn and potatoes. Corn that year
being only a very moderate crop in this
vicinity (maximum 40 bushels per acre,
and the average not to exceed ".'0 bush
els per acre) we harvested a crop of 7.1
bushels per acre from a strip of ground
that had been sub-soiled The potato
crop was practically a failure in this
vieinit; the result of our experiment
was a very good crop about 1-M bush
els per acre.
"This season (1S94) the crop consists
of corn, oats, rye and potatoes. Bye
harvested indicates a yield of 3.1 bushels
per acre, while rye in an adjoining field
the same seed, planting and harvest
will yield 10 bushels per acre.
"Oats on land sub-soil p!owed in fall
of 1S03 will yield 40 to 1.1 bushels per
acre; oafs on land adjoining, under or
dinary cultivation, will yield 10 to 1.1
bushels per acre (the average crop
under the adverse conditions that pre
vailed), in each instance the seed, soil
and planting being identically the same.
"The superiority of sul-soil plowing
is especially conspicuous in the length
of sir.iw and stand on the ground.
The results of experiments with
corn ntid potatoes cannot, at this time,
be determined. With a continuation
of the present favorable conditions we
will have the largest yield of corn we
have ever had. Even under these fa
vorable conditions the corn on sub-soil
plowed ground seems to possess an ele
ment of strength, that will in all prob
ability, exert its influence in demon
strating the value of sub-soil cultiva
tion." The plan followed by Younger Bros,
has been to first turn over a furrow to
the depth of eight inches, in the ordi
nary way, and then run the subsoil
plow in that furrow gaged to a depth
of six or eight inches; thus stirring up
the soil to a depth of fourteen to six
teen inches. Inspection shows that
even after our recent remarkable
drouth the nursery stock, as well as
the field crop of Younger Bros, bears
everj appearance of a healthy and
more than ordinary yiel.1.
The results achieved by sub-soil
plowing require but one such plowing
in nbout three years, so that the in
creased cost of labor as compared with
results is merely nominal.
ftiteniming nn Actress.
Maybe the reporter didn't know how
to interview an actrcs?, and maybe
that's why ho had so much trouble.
Having sent up his card and been ad
mitted to ber presence, he stated his
husinesB, and she said, languidly : " I'm
sorry you've come; I don't fancy yon
newspaper men, and hate being inter
viewed." Maybe ho knew this was
just said for effect, and that sho wouldn't
miss the interview for a heap, but he
replied, "Oh, well, then, I won't trouble
yon. Sorry I intruded. Good day."
However, she got to tho door first, and
said, "Oh, now you're here, I'll oblige
you." And he answered, "Oh, no; I
wouldn't trouble yon for the world."
" But it won't be very much trouble."
"Well, never mind: I don't care partic
ularly about it." " But but in fact
it will be a pleasure. I only object
because reporters always ask the same
questions, and then don't print just
what you say." "Well, I'll try and do
better than that," and tbey seated
themselves. Then he asked :
"How did you celebrate yonr 34th
birthday?" " Eh? "jumping up
"what d'ye mean, sir! You're a meau
wretch to ask such a question." Steps
on her Iapdog addresses dog, " Drat
yonr pelt, get outl" Then she observed
him writing, and asked what he was
doing. He replied, "I promised to
print exactly what you said, and I have
taken down your very words." "About
the dog?" "Yes." "Goodness gracious.
You won't print that?" " I will." "But
that wasn't meant to print." " Can't
help it." " Oh, but it won't do. Ton
mustn't. Let's begin the interview
now." " Very well. Which do yon
prefer as an advertisement being
robbed of diamonds, run away with by
a hack, or having a divorce suit ? " "Sir,
I I don't do 6uoh thiugs! I never
heard such questions 1 " " I promised
to try to vary the list yon said had be
come so monotonous. How many hus
bands have you living?" "See here, if
you don't stop this I'll send for one of
'cm. That is p'ease state that I'm rot
married." " Just so. Do yeu shave
your head?" "Sir; of course not!
Are vou crazy?"
"Look h6re, ma'am, I was to print
just what you said.
" But I don't want you to."
"But it must be done."
" Well, then, if you don't ask me if
the audiences everywhere are as enthusi
astic as they are here, and what I do
with all my bouquets, and if I don't al
most feel that I ought to be in a board
ing school instead of on tho stage, as
I'm so young, and if I don't find it very
embarrassing to have all the men so
madly in love with me, and several bank
directors committing suicide because I
won't marry them if yon don't ask me
those questions I won't say another
blessed word ! So, there ! And if j on
print what I've said I'll sue you for
libel." Boston PosL
Alphabet of Gems. A diamond
dealer gives the following alpliabet of
gems, by the guide of which any En
glish word can be spelled out on ring,
bracelet or other article of jewelry, with
a setting of stones :
A metliV8t K Xatro'ilo,
B Beryl. O-Opal rr Onvx.
C Cat'o-Eye. 1 Porphyry.
B Diamond. Q Qantz Agate.
E-Emerald. B Italy.
F Feldspar. H ipputre.
G Garntt T Tnitiuoie.
II Hyaeinthe. 0 Ultramarine.
I Idoer&te. V Verd-Antiqne.
J Jasper. W Water Sapphire.
K Kyanite. X XuitLite.
L Lapis-lazuli. Z Zircon.
M SUIartita.
I!m T'irUUiiff Experience or an Old
Time ltUer l'Hot Uncanny Thluc
Happened When Ho Stcamuoatetl ou
the Columbia.
A number of tho water-front idlers
of Tacoma amused themselves the
other night at tho cxpetlso of an un
sophisticated newspaper man, by
hanging the steamboat hoodoo out
in tho harbor. It created much
amusement along tho water front
nnd startod tho old scadojrs to spin
ning their mythical yarns anew.
Well, I bclievo thoro is some
thing in a ooat being hoodooed, and
also of having hoodoos on a boat.
Ginimo a chaw of terbacccr. Whose
got sonic?"
Tho speaker was rather a largo
man, with stooped shoulders and
long white whiskers, rc-ombling
Father Time, sitting In tho shade
minus his scytho and hour glass, al
though, when ho had finished, his
listeners declared ho had had a glass
every hour for several days boforo he
landed on the wharf.
1 tell you I believo in "em,"
he continue J. "I was doing some
towing over on tl.c Columbia river
ttlong in the latter part ot 1SI'9 or
1 -7 ', if I remember rightly. 1 had
gone down the river to St Helens
and was going up tho Columbia
slough after a raft of logs.
Night was coming on and when it
does got dark up that slough it's
darker than a stack of black cats, as
the fallows say. but I'd been up in
there huildicilaof times. The water
was deep, no snags, and ull I had
to do was lo keep her off tho banks
and let her go. I'd gone up about
live miles when all of a sudden I saw
u Hash and a ball of lire appoarcd
upon tho water. It was about tho
si.o of n half bushel measure, and it
bounded along llko a rubb.-r ball
would on land. If I'd boon b:uk in
.Missouri in one of those swamps. I'd
known it was one of those jack-o-lantcrns,
but as Wo don't have 'cm
out in this country, I felt sort of
squemish. The ball of fire kept
coming right for too boat, and got
within twenty feet of tho noso when
the thing busted, and it made a ro
port as loud as a s-hot gun. At tho
sumo time tho boat struck a snag
hard and square on tho stem. The
shock threw nearly everybody olf'n
their feet; I came near going out
of the pilot house window over
the wheel. but L didn't. 1
gave tho bell to stop her and
sent tho mate down in the
hold with a lantern to look for
leaks. lie soon returned and said
that there was no damage or leaks
in tho hull. I gave the bolls and
backed the boat down a littlo and
then camo ahead on hor slowly. I
wanted to find out what I hsul struck,
because I had traveled up and down
in tint same track hundreds of times
and I knew there was no snag thoro.
And, do you know, I never did find
it. nor knew what I hit. Well, we
got up to where the raft was tied up
and we till turno 1 in. About two
hours afforward an infernal old cat
began to s-.uall on the bout just hack
of the texas. 1 slept in the texa. 1
flood tho unearthly s u.illing of
that c;;t for half an hour: so I got
up and went out onto the hurricane
deck to chase it itway. It ceased to
E.,uall for a minulo and then com
menced again at the stern of the
boat. I went down then and it com
menced s mailing again hack of the
tcxas. I soon got tired of playing
hide-and-seek with something I
couldn't sec, so I called the watch
man to come up with his lantern.
It was tho same thing owr again.
We could not see it nor locate it.
and yet its mewing would seem at
times as though it was within ten
feet of us. Wo gave it upas a bad
job and I turned in' again, but tho
squalling contin led. At daylight
we hooked onto the raft and the
mate sang out to Charley, a deck
hand, to go ashore over the raft and
let go the line that held her fast to
the shore. Soon after the mate tang
out, 'all clear sir.' and the boit
commenced backing down the
slough, and paying out tho cable.
Finally tho end was reached anil wo
commenced pulling on fio raft, and
.vo pulled for half an hour without
budging it one inch. I called on the
mate to tako in the line and we
would so back aain to tho rait and
sec what's the matter with the thing.
The mats and one of tho hands went
ashore: then you ought to have
heard that mate s-woar. Ho could
do it to perfection in nine different
languages, and not stutter, either.
Ho found all tho lines tied
hard and fat to the trees as
they were before he sent Charley
ashore to let them go. Charley do-ulai-cd
that he untied them and
threw the lines onto the raft, whicti
statement was veilieJ to by others
of the crew. We got away all right
this time, and by n ght got the raft
up to the mill. I went down on the
deck an I back near the companion
way. and holy hoivo.'s! there I met
my hoo.loo. I called to the mate and
asked who that cross-eyed red
headed fellow was. 'Why,' saj-s he,
that's Charley all right.' You let
Charley go in the morning. I want no
red-headed, cross-eved deck hand on
my boat.' I sail. I am confident he
was the cause of that ball of lire
1 urstsng in front of the boat, of the
striking of a snag that never could
bo foun 1. of that infernal eat squall
ing, of the lint; ing of the raft that
wasn't untied- in short, ho was tho
hoodoo of tho boat. Yoa b t I or
dered the mate to have the deck of
the steamer scrubbed with lyc.
What ever became of hira? Well,
about a week afterward he shipped
on board the steamer Senator, plying
between Fortland and Oregon City.
One afternoon about 2'lV) o'clock the
Senator backed out of her wharf anil
started on the afternoon trip to Ore
gon City, and when near the Stark
street ferry her boiler exploded.
Four or five men were killed and as
many wounded and maimed for life,
and Charley was among the killed.
The boat was a complete wreck. Tho
floating hull was towed to tho Oregon
railway and navigation company's
ferry landing, whero it rema'ned
until the high water the foilowin.f
spring carried it, down the Columbia.
"Yes. sir. I believe there is such
things as hoodoo;. (limine another
chaw o' tcrbackcr." And tho old
man stroked his long, white board
and fixed his eyes steadily upon a
holo in the wharf, and his mind r
verted back to tho days when Lo
steamboatcd on tho Columbia.
In IIU Dslro to IJUcovjr Xw C
b'nitions Ho llot!ierl tho Walter.
Tho young man on tho opposite
side of tho tablo studied the bill of
faro for somo time, whilo the waiter
stood on one log with his ear hold
out for the order, nnd then ho said:
I want somo of that hominy and
a sido order of maplo syrup, a littlo
of tho spinach, somo swoot corn and
a cup of chocolate"
Tho waiter slowly moved TitS lips
in araazoment and had tho ordor re
peated. He smiled and started away,
and the young man looked after him,
Confound those waitors." ho said.
I suppose they expect a man to
order something conventional, like
steak and coffee or liver and bacon."
You uid put in a queer order,"
was suggested.
"Oh. I don't know. It may turn
out to bo a good combination. I'm
experimenting all tho time."
Yes; I try new combinations.
How did people over find out that
jelly and roast duck go together?
How did they ever got on to spring
lamb and mint sauce, pio and cheese,
steak and mushrooms, and so on?
Why. by trying new combinations.
I order whatever strikos ray fancy,
and in that way I get somo good
What are somo you havo dis
covered?" Scrambled eggs and cranborry
sauce is one. Cold pigs' feet and
lemon ico is another. Did you ovor
dip slices of banana into hot boul
lion Of course not- Thcro aro no
fixed rules about things you must
What :i New York Iu!o Calls Fun.
There is a man in New York who
owns a stoam yacht on which there
is not oven an easy chair, though
tho yacht is upward of sixty foet
long and cost nearly as much as a
substantial house in Harlem. When
ever the owner goes out on his yacht
ho and tho members of tho crow
wrap themselves up in rubber coats,
pull their caps down over their oyes,
crouch down in tho stern of tho
boat and throw tho throttlo wido
open Then tho yacht bounds for
ward at tho rate of twenty miles or
more an hour, while tho water is
thrown up in a solid batik on cithor
side of her, so that tho men crouch
ing in the stern seo nothing but
those banks of water- Tho wholo
boat is drenched with spray. They
are thoroughly uncomfortable, but
they know that tho peoplo on the
ferryboats and the clam sloops aro
looking at them with keen envy, and
probably this is a source of delight
New York Sun.
Tit fir Tat.
Editor Dean County Clarion and
Fanner's Friend Xo, Silas Hopkins,
you can't expect me to tako such a
scraggy, mean lot of vegetables as
that for subscription to my paper
for next year.
Silas Hopkins Well, you oughtor,
then. Them's the kind o' vegetables
I raided from follerin' your advice in
your "Hints to Farmers" column.
A" Perplexing Problem.
Weary Watkins These business
problems is fearful wearin'.
Dusty Rhodes What's trubblin' of
you now. Wattie?
Weary Watkins Arrangin' for
nex winter. I can't inako up ray
mind whether it's better to stop hero
and put up at tho Bridewell or make
fur New York aira try a few weeks at
Blackwcll's island. Chicago Record.
From lleailtiiartcrs.
Feathorstone I near you aro go
ing to move. Mr. Hingway.
King way Move! I should liko to
know where you heard that?
Feathorstone Your landlord told
me. I'uck.
A .tlWsins; Wltf.
The curtain at a New York theater
was delayed nearly half an hour on
a recent evening on account of tho
prima donna being unable to find a
j certain wig and refusing to appear
without it.
The title rabbi means master oi
Ireland's linen industry employs
100,000 persons.
There are 10.0'JO more women than
men in the District of Columbia.
The largest theater in the world is
the I'aris ojvjra house. Itcoreri three
One mile of the hairspring wire
used in watches weighs less than half
a pound.
CJunter's chain, ue.l in measuring
land, was invented by Iv.lmnnd Hun
ter in If,: ;.
The great aqueduct which supplied
Carthage with water was seventy
miles long.
A writer in Chamber's Journal
claims that th Hnglish language is
spoken at present by ll.".0'JO,000.
Rhode Island, which has 318 people
to the square mile, is the most
densely populated of the United
In olden times screws were made by
hand, and five minutes were spnt in
making one. Now a machine rattles
out sixty in a minutj.
The West Indies include many
islands under British, Dutch and
French rule, and the republic of
Haiti. The total area is almost 100,000
square miles, and the population
Chamois skins are not derived from
the chamois, as many people suppose,
but are tho flesh side of a sheep skin.
The skins are soaked in lime watert
and in a solution of sulphuric acid.
Fish oil is then poured on them and
they are soaked in potash.
There is but one Dothan in the
United States. It is in Atchison
county, Mo. There is but one Dotham
in the United States. It is in Colum
bus county, X. C, and there is but
one Dotheu, and it is in Henry county,
Ala. The original Dothan, after
which the three foregoing places
were intended to be named is in
Palestine, we-., of the sea of (a!ilec
Columbus - State Bank J
(OIlMt Ink la tk tut)
Pars Interest on Time DFQsit3
Hakes Loans on Real Estata
OauAa, CUeact, Hw Tark ami aU
FriKm CmatrlM.
lad Htlpa IU Coatomen wkra they Naod Hcla
Leandeu Gkkrakd, Pres't,
B. II. Henry, Vice Prest,
M. IRL'CUiKR, Cashier.
John Stauffkr. (J. W. IIi'
Authorized Capital of - $500,000
Paid in Capital, - 90,000
O. II. SnELDON. Pres't.
II. I. II. OEI1LKICH. Vlco l'rcs.
CLARK GRAY. Cnnliler.
II. M. WiNsrow. II. P. II. OEtiMticn.
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Oak 1. Uiknkk.
S. C. Ouat. J. Henut WonnEMAM,
Gf.iuiakd Losekk, llr.Niir Loseke.
C1.AUK Okay. Geo. V. Gam.ev.
Damki. Sciikam. A. F. II. Okiii.iucii.
Rank of deposit: Interest allowed on tlmo
deposits: l)uy and sell exchange on United,
statc ami hurope, and lny anil sell avail-'
able securities. We shall bo pleased to re
ceive your business. Wo solicit your pat
ronage. -THE-
First National Bank
President. Vice Pros't.
O. T. KOEN. Caslilcr.
Statement ef the Condition at the CIoso
r Business Jaly 12, IS. CI,
Loans and Discount S 241,407 .17
Real t state Furniture and Fix
tures. 15,71 O
11.8. Bonds 15.2j0 0
Duo from other banks frrr.S7S 31
Cash on Hand 21,S7 M .W.T4.I ?D
as . Vif Fi J
Capital Stock paid In
Surplus Fund
Undivided profits
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g Repairing of all kinds of Uphcl
ttery Goods.
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