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VOLUME XXV. NUMBER
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1894.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,284.
ry ray daughter,
Mr Rowley de
clared, ' until
you are worth
isn't a fortune,
but it permits a
man to start in
'Yes, sir," said
I. standing hat in hand, near his of
ce de-k in Broad street, New York.
"Very well, young Bergen, go and
make it. then." said old Rowley,
"and after that, ask me for Caroline
"Ye sir," aid I, seizing my hat in
a great hurry, as if I were going to
cash a check for that amount in
stantly, for fear the bank would
closev "and thank you very much."
I did not pose-s 2".0oO cent.. I had
left mv country home in Jefferson, N.
V.. to make my fortune, and I had
not made it. I could look forward to
making a decent salary and living on
it. even putting a fe w hundreds in a
saving- bank for a rainy day; and
Caddir: that i- what I called her
Tarolme Elizabeth did not -eem a bit
J ike her to me ('addie -aid she could
keep hou-e beautifullv. and that she
could be happy in the verv cheapest
iat that we shared together
Suddenly. I ran violently into the
arms of another man. who had stopped
in the middle of the sidewalk to light
"What the dickens Hullo, old
boy. how dve do' " c ried this person.
.Millett. bv all that's wonderful"
said I. '"I thought you were in south
"So I w a."" -aid he. Gonzales A
Kavello offered -plendiii terms for a
nre-year contract, but when I got
down to La Guayra, Venezuela. I found
the vellow fever ia full bla-t. Boat
came oat to take u- in; looked over
the s.de. saw -omething sewn up in a
sack doatmg about
-What'- that" -as I
"That, senor. says the fellow that
had come to fetch me. that. senor. :
the head clerk of the re-peeted
tenors Gonzale- fc Ravello. He i
dead of the yellow rVver. and they no
longer bury the dead, there are too
" "Ah. then you can tike me back to
the steamer.' -aid 1 and here I am.
Confoundedly disappo.nted. too. I
counted on making twenty thousand
dollars in the ne.t live year-.
'Have Gonzales t What hi Name
cot another head clerk yet? " a-ked I.
"Not thev." -u." Millett, 'There
ia a lot of commission as well as sala
ry: as I said, a fellow might make
520,000 and perhap- ?.". 000 more on
commi-.on a fellow with some snap
ind go in him. But what u-e "
I did not -tav to hear the re-t.
With a brief gooi-bye. I ru-hed
away, leaving Mulett -taring after
me, -ought the orHoe of Gonzales A
Ravello. in South -tr eetand pre-ented
my credentials to the -emor partner
"You ma go at "nce " he said.
We need a new head clerk: ze for-
M FR1F0 M TI rY 1.MTED l'-.
mcr is a little n.ii-pose. he vish to re- ,
tire. Matter- are confuse in conse- '
quence. Yon are neeied
I -igne i the agreement and pro- '
ceeded to extract from Mr. Rowley a j
prvni ie that if I returned at tne end !
of nvo year- with tne sum he in- I
-isied up-n. I -hould wed his daugh
ter. Caddie wept b-tterly. he a-ked ,
what use was anything at the end of j
iive year. She wondered if I knew
we would be dreadfully old bv that
time. She wa- sure I -hou'd fall in
love with a black-eyed Venezuelan I
lady, in a high comb and lace man- i
titla, and forget her But -he ohl
she would be true, she w ul 1 he old i
and uglv. but she would be true a
steeL " !
I reached my destination in safety,
and found that I had secured aplen
dhl po-itinn. The yellow fever was
dyin-r out: an 1 at all events, they
were n-ed to it there. 1 took every
precaution, and I did not take the
I began to mak; money I wrote
to Caddie a- often a- eirenm-tance-would
permit, and our course of true
Icve wa- running very well consider
ing, when 1 received a uio-i frightful
letter froin old Rowley.
"YrN, Berl.es M-rely Vicca; I mea
oe1 tt tpIUcsote fact that lie was a :ir
and a lSu"f that atosnaaM contemptible,
wwinllv anl ustra-farorthir sz-aS. yo-r
Cede Tosiica- ii cileJ nv -iaeo! the
nio-s ofieaiive m-n. ia the Ea Ushbv&raare
I hare pul ed ci- no-; a has tealtc ie n ii
bis case -xhLrh. I took from him and broSe
ner hi? eon'ociM lack It al. aippseti -n
tse stock esc aan c befor- & thousand wit
nes-a Ke tra.- :a".ea boc maa aa:bulaacf.
sad as soon a See we:; enos ;a 1 12 ro-ta to
aae aiin arre:cd fr fcion.ons a-saslt aad
have aiat -at to p-aoa
"Alter tana.' teea -o U.-i.d bv vocr
Kijie. L as every oae kaow- the atot ia
oieasTve law afcidiar reatieciaaia N'e York
aiust reaocace tb" hcaor aad rles.-sare '
cJ tetaz coca" fd Tith a:ta by atanraje aad
JortMd yoa to write or -peii :o ray oaahter
a -ala, I bavp rande her take hr oath that
she will aever arar-v y , I did u . eatly
thosrhraiIf bet i he .aow- the value or aa
cata. O Rowlet "
-PS She ha- l r-! st to perant her to
write yoa a farrrei lettt-r o expLaaat.oa I
have yielded to p.i:ern. weakaess a2d per
autted this Y05 at s. ao: reply OK"
-?apa fca till you al. "' -he said -I love
vo aad I aev-T i 1 curry aay one else
"WTies fee r--t mi th? faauiy bibie I said at
-r-t. r.V. -ir if vou plei I doa t wv-a to
be cadstitl cnt I wii cot ' Wliea he locked
ate cp .a br-ud and wutr I still reraed
bet -srhea ly at h- p.-toU both of then:
loaded, ac J tel one at ech of aty temple-,
icd srf hj shecul care ate first aad shoot
v & : A' f '
1 l ft: f 1 1 - X ? 's'ss, S
f mm xfterarard. xad mamma called through the
keyhole that she was dylau of fnsht. I g
'Swear.' said papa, that you will aot mar
ry this yoiax Berrea n loa ai you are epea
this earth cr sail cpoa the waters tbereof.
Swear It. Caroilae Elizabeth, if yoa wish to
live Otherwise you die with 217 cerse oa
"It was aa awrul sceae. bat I pat my haad
ca the bible, aad aid. a.'ter him. -I will sot
marry my Eeary ai loaz a I am npoa thU
earth or all npoa fie water thereof, bat I
wiL. love him uatil I die ,
Jost as yoa pieasu about that.' said pap-i
Thea mamma had aervom protratica. aad
she u only jut settia. well, aad I wish I were
dead Your brokea-har!ed. CmmE.""
I read the letter over a dczen times;
that clause about the waters of the
earth seemed to bar every way of
Even mid-ocean would not seem to
invalidate her vow to so conscientious
a creature as my little Caddie. I
xvrote to Caddie, despite her father's
edict, but no answer ever came to me,
and probably my letter never reached
At last, however, the New York
Herald brought tidiegs which, while 1
thev were tragic, were hopefuL Mr.
i Rowley was dead. There was a glow-
1 ing obituary notice of him in the
paper, but I heard afterward that he
died in a fit of rase, caused by a din
ner that did not please him.
As soon as it was possible to do so.
I asked for a vacation, and returned
to New York. Reaching the great
city. I rJew at once to Madison
avenue, and wa- speedily ascending
the stoop of the residence of the late
Mr Rowley o one forbade me to
enter the door, and soon Caddie, her
I eyes red with weeping, came to me
I In a black dre-s, and threw herself
into my arms.
1 "Poor. dear, darlinr papa was just
I getting the bible to make me -wear
that I wouldn't ever -peak to you.
when the angels took him," she said.
j 1 looked as -eriou- as po-sibie, and
l shook my head.
1 "As he did not. you may take a lit- ,
j tie walk with me to-morrow, may
you not"" I asked.
I he answered "Yes. dear," and I
j went away and made another calL
j It was upon a younir clergyman. And
j when he learned my plans and hearl
my -tory, he agreed to my request.
It wa- the year !-?. Conev island
I had but recently been transformed
1 from a primitive -ummer re-ort tc
I the land of hotel-, bootn-, showmen.
j and concert halls that it has now be-
It was to Coney i-land that I took
Cad he, and there met the Rev Mr.
Nut'ev. a youn? clergyman, whe
bowed and blushed and introiuced us
to hi- married sister and her husband,
and h.- younger sister, who -miled
and -hewed her dimples, as though
' she knew a little secret.
We ivalked about the i-land. vis
ited Manhattan beach had lunch to
gether, returned to the more populous
We-t end. and bought milk of the
I milkmaids, who dre w it iced from the
mon-trcus erHgy of a cow. in the kio-k.
"There i- the captive balloon." -aid
. my friend, the clergy man, just then:
let us all zo up in her. "
! An a-cent wa- about to be made A
short interview with the manager
I won u- permi ion to have it for our
selves for half an hour We stepped
j in it. ascended the ladder, screamed
, and clung to each other, and in a min
ute or two we saw the world far be
neath u-. We were no longer of it.
"If the rope -hould break!" gasced
Mr Nutlev's si-ter
Nobody made any addition to thi
remark. Suddenly, I grasped Caddie s
My dear betrothed wife, we are
no loncrer upon earth, nor are we
upon the waters thereof Our posi-
I tion absolve- you from the oath you
took upon the farn ily bible. You
, pledged yourself to no thine: concern
ing the air. It wa- only land and
watr. I have con-ulted Mr. Nutley,
who is an expert in -uch matters. Be
incr a clergyman he 1- willing tc
marry u- while we are in this balloon.
He knows all the circumstances."
"My dear Mi Rowley." -aid Mr.
Natley, "I feel that it is quite proper
-f you to take a literal view of an
oath you took under compulsion
Your excellent father, I am sure,
would have it so if he could send a
, message from a better world. We ail
have moments o f passion, in which
1 ue do thincrs of which we repent. I
believe he has repented of otferin::
yon that oath, and I believe, beinir
what it was. you may marry in the
j air with all propriety."
We think so. too'" chorused our
Then Caddie, blushincand weeping,
drew or": her little clove, and my
1 friend Nutley united us in the holy
I bonds of matrimony, in the presence
How the news got about I do no;
know, but we were saluted w:tn
cheers as we descended to the earth.
and were mentioned in the World
next day a- a counle who soucht no
toriety by being married in the cap
Caught the Thief.
In cour-v of transit between New
York and New Origan- a pao-cet :
papr money had been opened and its
contents considerably reduced. Tw
of the seat had been broken and one
had been resealni by thumb pressure
Mr. Carvalho. an expert in matters of
identification, endeavored to end o ;;
the thief, and with this view obtained
wax impressions of The thumbs of all
The orScials of the express company
through whose hands the packet was
known to have parsed. The impression-
were photographed and n
Iarred. and one of them clearly a-rreed
with an enlarged photograph of the
thumb-impressed seal. The thief was
Two or three species of birds are
known to accompany the crocodile
whenever he appears above water
Many a hunter has had his prospects
for a shot spoiled bv the alarm giver
to the reptile by his watchful at
tendants. When they see any one ap
preaching they will fly at the croco
dile's nose, giving loud cries, and the
beast never waits to investigate, but
( instantly shuffles into the water at hi;
Lon? Philadelphia Street!.
Philadelphia has some long streets.
Second street, fifteen miles: German
town and Ridge avenue, ten miles
Broad street, nine and three-quartei
miles: Frankfort avenue, eight miles:
Fifth street, six and- one-half miles
M arket street, five and one-half miles-
HER EYES NOT GOOD.
Cat She Coald Tell Honest
Aert the Street.
One of the smartest, shrewdest busi
ness women in New York, able to push
her trade at a minimum of effort, L
the old newspaper woman at the cor
ner of Forty--econd street and Seventh
avenue, and the thriving stand is situ
ated at the Seventh avenue corner.
It is a bleek, unprotected corner,
and the old woman, finding it too ex
posed, has taken her stool under the
shelter of an opposite Broadway store.
This L? far enough o5 not to know
where to lock for her. if needs be. and
affords an apparently good opportunity
for dishonest persons to cheat, yet the
old woman never loses a cent. She
learned from her distant niche to size
people up pretty well, and is on hand
pretty promptly if she suspects unfair
A lady recently wanted to buy a
paper, but had nothing less than
twenty-five rents. looking up and
down and around about, and seeing
nobody in charge of the stand, she de-
ided after some moments" waiting
that -he would have to let the papr
go. A- -he turned awa without it
s?e heard a loud call from the cubby-
hole niche at the oppo-ite corner, and
could -ee the old woman bidding her
in pantomime to take the paper along,
In pantomine also she replied, indicat-
ing that she couldn't as she hadn't got
the money. Then the old woman hob-
bted forward in ha-te and began to
give the conscientious lady a good
Ain't ou foolish." she said, -and
bothersome to bring me over here
when jou might just a.- well take The
But I'm a stranger. Why should
ou trust me to do any such thing?"
That"- all right. I know why.
Don't you think I can tell hone-t folks
from over there? I know the other
kml too, right quick. Next time
pifk up your paper and pay when you
come pa-t again. Don't drag me over navy, we are informed that during
here for nothing. It"- enough, with the rir-t bombardment of Fort ump-
my rheumatism to scramble over her t-r. April 7. l-r. by the New Iron
ifler the cheats." C ' ?- ?he lay for oue hour directly
. over a torpedo containing -J. ni to pound-
. ot powder. I he ( onfe-ierate officer
.a point ot precedence in present in charge of the Mib-marine defen-Os
ing. mere is none: only tne younger
woman to the older, and tne man to a
woman, a professional man alway- by
hi- title l he woman in her own
home -hould alway- shake han'd-wh-n
a gu t i- presented: men should
snake each other's hanis. Hie South
ern fashion of a woman's extending
her r.ght hand to a man L- charming.
It is now carried out to some extent
in New York At a ball the introduction-
-hould be distim-tly formal.
Handshaking is not correct, and here
again common -en-e comes in. for it
1- mo-t awkward for a woman to
place flower- and fan while shaking
hand-. No man. when presented to a
woman at a dance, -hould fail m
asking for her card. His introduction
means a dance.
What is the best form o" present
ing people0 None -o good as the
simplest. --.Miss Brown, may I pre-ent
m dear friend. Mr. Jones J" i- ail
that is mosr elegant. At any function
le-s important than a large ball it is
always plea-ant to add a littl" note
of interest to tne pres ntation. which
break- the ice and lead- the way for
otmver-ation. These matter- mav set m
a bit trivial at fir-t. but the omi-sioi
of them doe-; not lead to pleasurabt
results. N. Y. Advertiser. ""
Ilflic of ; "Hjiithern Hoom.
'ne of the relics of jhe late .south
ern boom can be found in the Shenan
doah valley of Virginia. It is a ten-
acre cornfield, in the midst of which
large brick block and several
electric light poles. It was formerly
a :'oo-aore farm, and the entire tract
wa.- purchased by speculators for the
purpo-e of building a town there. At
"he -ale the farmer who sold the land
in the first place became so excited
that he bought in lots for the entire
amount of hL-purchase money. Then
he built the block and became a mer
chant, u-ing all of his available funds.
The Town was a failure, the property
-o'd for debts, and instead of a :3
aere farm, with money in bank, the
old man has a ten-acre tract incum
bered by a useles- building and elec
tric poles that are in the way of his
olow. Cincinnati Enquirer.
Reindeer ia AljMlt-u
According to a report brought back
from Alaska by the Behring sea fleet
the reindeer brought to that territory
by government officials are increa-ing
so rapidly that in a few years they
will be numerous enough to relieve
the government from the necessity of
supplying the natives with food. The
beginning of the work consisted in the
bringing of sixteen of the animals
from iberia by the general agent of
education for the territory. His
efforts attracted the aTtention of con
gress anl an appropriation wa- made
by mean- 01 which he-was enabled to
get 1 so more reindeer ani to obtain
two Siberian herders 10 look after
English discipline with the eat-6"
nine-tail.- -eerns more severe than ir
-urvival in Delaware. The cat in the
peach state ha- nine tai's of leather.
each with a knot, and the law sen
tences the convict to so manr la-hes
upon the bare back, --well laid on."
bur the sheri'I i- the judge of what
eon-titutes a proper laying on and hi
strokes are usually gentle. It is their
repetition that reddens the skin of the
victim and it seldom happens that a
single blow is of sufficient force to
'eave a noticeable mark.
An Enterprising mm.
Business is rushing with a re Da ire.
of bicycles who-e shop i- on a road
much frequented by wheelmen, be
tween Brooklyn and Coney island. It
is said he makes a trade for himself
by carefully sprinkling about six
papers of tacks every day in the road
near his shoo.
Novice On what theme would Gib
bier's Magazine most likely accept an
Ben There On the relative strength
of the dirTerent bakico- powders
Truth. Reache I the Oraas-Cntaas.
Dud. trying to tease a savant-
How far have you progressed in your
great work on apes?
Professor I am just busy with an
HE BELIEVES IX LUCK.
GOOD REASONS, TOO. FOR THE
OLD SALT'S FAITH.
astanee of the Good Fortune That Ha
Attended Ships How the St. John
Esctped the Rock The New Iroa
ildes and the Torpedo.
Take away his belief in luck and
three-quarters of an -ola salt-" faith
would be gone.
Cape Hoen. which is a small inland
a mile or two square, is generally re-
garded as the most southerly land of '
?outh America. But in point of fact
the '-Diego Ramirez rocks." fifty-four
miles southwest of the cape, are en- '
titled to this distinction if an island is j
to be selected. There are throe prin- '
ciple rocks, iron-like and barren, and j
many lesser ones in this group,
j and it is eay to comprehend what a
source of danger they present to the
mariner in such a sea an i such
weather a- L- there prevalent. Yet '
' the author of -A Landlubber"- Log." '
page "J 1, says: -The ship t. John had j
a very narrow eseap. from being lo-t j
on these rocks when on her way home '
from "FrLs'o a year or two ago. h-
had been running by deaa reckoning i
before a -westerly for several days,
when one pitch dark night she ran at 1
full speed straight between two of the '
largest rock-, through a narrow ehan
nel a mile long: so clo-e wa- she to
the rook.- that the breaker- carried
away all her starboard rail."
If this wa-nt luck what wa- it?
Figure to your-elf a -hip driving b
tween a ledge of rocks on a tempestu
ous night, her side- ahno-t touching.
Yet she pa-se- in -afety. Had -ea-manship
anything to do with it? They
passed through their danger uncon
sciously. In -The Atlantic ( oast." bv Rear
Admiral Daniel Ammen. United tate-
efforts to explode the
torpedo, but in vain
Uut ot- a neet of fiVl
fe ve--els. the
first to attempt the circumnavigation
of the globe, the Victoria, although
next to the lea-t. b-nng only eighty
five Tons, wa- the only one to survive
the dreadful peril- to which her -ister
-hips -uoeumbed and reTurn to the
port of her departure in triumph.
What wa- also very fortunat her
cargo of snice- paid very nearly the
whole co-t of the expedition, which
was some -.'ijt).oun maravedis.
If we account this ship a lucky one
we must allow that the historiogra
pher of the expedition. Pigafetta. was
no Jonah, saj s the Philadelphia Time-.
He rehires in his Primo Viaggi.-.
lib. II.: --I was going upon the bul
warks to fi-h. when I put my foot
upon a -par wet wirh rain, and slip
ping, fell overboard without being
perceived by any one. When half
drowned, it chanced that my hand
touched the -neer of the mainsail,
which wa- in the water, an 1 to this I
clung and began to shout out. until
they heard me ami came to my aid
wkh the boat.
Quaint old Pigafe'ta! I; is to be
marveled at than when hi- compan
ions found them-elve- plowing for
months the water- of the Pacific with
out -eeing land, and when they were
living on bits of leather soaked "in sea
water, and rats had become such a
luxury that, he avs. -we paid half a
duoa5 aPie. for ni." it is a wonder.
proving hi- good luck, that his unc
tious and appetizing name did not
lead his shipmate- to eat him.
peaking of drowning, -aid my old
friend. Captain Ebenezer LurThard:
Drownin' ain't nothin" but su
pended animation. All you want 1.- to
git out o" the water "fore it -oak- in
you too long, an" yer come to life like
a fly doe-
Why I know whole nation- in the
South Pacific that drowns their-elve-reg'lar.
If times is dull and grub
scarce, they just draw lots to see who
shall re drowned. The lucky devil
that draws prize numbers, that L-. to
be drown'd. go down to the reef an"
lie flat down in the surf "till they are
drown"d. The other poor wretches
wat has to forego this plea-ure watch
their friend-, an" when they ?ee they
have enough, drag "em out. fill The
mouth, no-e and ears with clay, an"
put "em away in -ome shady plae.
Thu- the pop"Iations decreased for
the time beLn" by three-quarter- or
maybe nine-renth-. s0 there'- enough
to eat for them that's left to bear th-
burden o" life for the time.
Then when the bread fruit
ripe agin they take the drown'd
pie an" lay "em in the ;un. an
crawl out like so manr flies.
thev Accerdent0 Well of course sometime-,
now and then, jist like our
folks here, a h'isban" will forget to
bring his wife out o" the water in time:
"-peciallv if -he's been one of them
ooldin' kind. Or a wife will lei her j
old man lay ;n the hade too long,
while -he's helpen -ome better Iookin j
feller to come to in the -uniight. But 1
- the, "re a outtv fair people considern
- their dark skins." !
Doctor Have Mcch to I.p.jrn.
Only yot per-ons in 1. 00 .0'to die
from senility, while 1.2") succumb to
gout, i.40 to mea-le-. iTHJO to aro
plexy. 7.oi to erysipelas. 7.."o to
consumption. 4.0" to scarlet fev.-r.
Ho.) to whooping cough. ."".' to soundings have been made at that
typhoid and typhusand 7.0 m to rheum , place to a depth of sixty feet no bot-atL-m.
The average- vary aeroriing-tora has been found,
locality.but the-e are deemed Drettv ac- Mo-t substances occudv a less space
curate as regards the population of the i
iobo as a whole.
Our hrtenl. th; Chicken.
Ornithologist- do not tell us that
the chicken is the mo-t wonderful o f
birds, yet the fact remain- that, in
proDortion to weight, it is far more
important to the human race than any
otrer animal. Ihe census places the
egg production of 1--'J at nearly 1.-i
Xr .')' .0 10. valued at il"o.H !,). j
while the chickens
L'ncle John Did any of them rob
bers git a-hold of vew when vou was
in New York?
Uncle Si No. bj gosh I Every time
I see one of them nolice I d'odo-ed
inter a hailwav or somethin.
HOW HE WAS RESCUED.
Story of the Battle at W Ind KUer With
the Bloodthirsty I latet.
Suddenly, lifting his figure erect
and tense in the moonlight, he swept
a fierce gesture at the party above,
and darted, as still as the flight of an
arrow, straight to the spot where the
sleeping child lay stretched in pathetic
helplessness. He seized it. lifted it.
and whirled to retreat just as the jab
bering shout of a Piute called the ma-
1 rauders to their feet, write? Leroy
Armstrong in I jppincott s.
Here was Hiirgins opportunity, and
Q0 grasped it with a promptness that
proved his mettle. Standing there
ju-t where the lieutenant left him. he
stilled that savage cry of warning
with the first shot of the midnight
fusillade: stood there as fie officer
dashed pat him. and shouted swift
commands to those who ha I not so
clearly caught the leader's plan of
'-Stampede them ponies. Martin:
send "em dyin. Carbines now. Dent,
Burn 'em! Burn "em! Shoot you
fellow- up there on the bank. Never
mind me. Put the hotnes.- right on
He stood there full in the blaze that
followed an Indian awakening tood
there one crucial moment that turned
the fight in his favor, and then saw.
darting forward from the thick smoke
of the carbines, a score of -oldiers.
""ill with the excitement of a mid-
night battle His stubborn figure wa-
a Iodestone to them, and they formed
around him for the swift, -trong rush
that carried the camp in a twinkling.
The -hotits. the yell-, the cries o'
pain anl Piute rage, the rattling -ound
of musketry, the roar of fighting hand
to hand, the swift retreat, and then
the headlong ru-h of beaten red men
to the river all these were fragments
of a whole who-e summing up was
victory. Penned in. below the rifle
men who kept them from their ponies,
above the detail led by Dent, and kept
from e-cape to the prairie- try that
beetling bluff, surpri-ed and riddled by
short-range fire, the Indians struggled
but a moment, then turned and plunged
into the swift depth oi Wind river,
diving to hide from the bullets that
still pursued them, and abandoning,
together wiih the rest of their plunder,
the captured child of a murdered fam
ilv. LICHT AND LIVELY.
Mr. Yearwed I I wish to look at
some babies shoes. Clerk White
kid? Mr-. Yearwed Sir!
Don't fool with a wasp becau-e you
think he looks weak and tired: you
will find out he'- all right in the en 1.
-Shall I have your hand ' ' said an
equi-ite to a belle a- the dance wa
about to commence. ' With all my
heart." wa- the soft re-pon-e
Mr. Softleigh Now, reallv. how
long lo you think you could love a
man? Mis- Fickei Oh. anywhere
between rive feet eight and -ix feet.
Figg What a peculiar man Dander
i-. He has a sovereign contempt for
anyone who doe- not know a.s much as
he doe-. Fog I shou'd thnk he
Elder I Jerry Did the natives of Cen
tral Africa give you a warm recep
tion. Returned Mi-sionary Ye-, in
deed: they were o tickled to .-ee me
tnat they wanted to e?.t me up.
Mother How is it that you get o
many bad mark- at school'.' Little
Johnnv Well, the teacher"- got to
mark somebody, or else folks will
think -he ain't attendin to her busi-ne-.
Before we were married," she
sobbed, ''you would go out with me
anvwhere." "Well, what of it'?'" Now
I don't believe you would even go to
my funeral." "Ah! wouldn't I,
Boy, who ha- lo-t hi- way I say,
mister, how far is it to Camptown
creek"' Man. -nrlilv Ftn I oat, I
ain't no city directory. Boy No. you
ain't: you're a volume on good manner-
SCRAPS OF NATURAL HISTORY.
If a crawfish looses an eye a new
one will grow in it place.
A goose in Harri-on county. N. Y..
adopted a brood of mothrle-- pig-.
The musquito's bill is a tool box
containing six distinct surgical imple
ments. Experiment.- made in Engh-h col
lieries go to prove that the coal dut
in the air i- the cause of di-atrou
explosions which frequently follow
A patriarchal lime tree, known a
the Domlinde or cathedral tree, ha
fallen at Brunswick. Germany It
was e'ehty-six feet high, and its
girth was nineteen feet. There is an
j undoubted mention of it in a pamph
let written in ll'Ji.
Aerolite-, or "meteorite- " as thev
are sometimes cilled. usually fall
-ingly sometime-i in p.rir, an I le-s
frequently in showers as was th? ca.-e
in New Concordia, Ohio in l-'0. when
nearly :W red-hot stones fell in a
field in broad dayligit.
Copper i- oe of the mo: useful
metals, as t enter- into combination
with other metals to form thirteen of
the common alloy-. Copper in com
bination with tin. mikes bath and
metal: with zinc, bell metal:
with tin. antimonv and bL-muth. br.t-
One of the Florida woaaer is an
immense volume of water that boiis
up in the middle of 55 John - river at
a place known as Devil's Elbow, one
mile east of Palatika. Although
in the solid than in the liouid state:
I some, however, expand on solidifying,
j ana water belongs to the -econd and
I smaller class. Thia expanding force
1- of extraordinary magnitude, an I
hollow bombs made of strong and
thick metal have been burst by being
first tilled with water, and then
into the ODen air on a
The I'nited States entomological
commis-ion has shown that our forest
trees are veritable hoteis. where a
multitude of insects board and lodge.
The oak provides provision and a
! home for 300 species of insects and
lodgings fc-- 150 more. The elm
makes full provision for the wants of
til species and harbors 30 others. The
pine bears the burden of supporting
from its own vitality 151 species,
while 20 more love its shady retreat
TORTURE OF HCXCtER.
THE DIARY OF A MAN WHO j
STARVED TO DEATH. j
The Story ot a Sulclds by Star-ration aa 1
Set Down by the Suicide lie Won- i
dered That EKeath Did Not Come. Tee '
He Woaid Not flatten the End. I
George Marshall Sloan. lawyer,
mathematician, socialist and econo
mist, was the strongest and most ca
pable spirit for good among the many
who moulded socialistic labor thought
in Chicago between the years l"79
and IS', says the Chicago Tribune.
But he ended his own life at last, for
though he considered that death was
but the relaxation of the power of
nature and then the end of all. for
fifty days previous he had not taken
food. He had addicted himself to the
use of morphine. He writes of his in
tention to starve:
n 'Certainly there is no object to be
served by my living, but I want
to die so that it will be manifest that
my sanity is palpable, and manifest
that I die of set purpo-e ani with
deliberation, as the only method of
escaping continuous pain."
The sub-equent entrie- of interest
follow a painful, weary story of
suffering and anguL-h
August I'Ist I am ju.-t what I was
on September -25. l'j:i. Nor have I
changed mentally in any respect that
I can notice. Physically there are
ehang .-. of course, and change- again
since the date of the letter to the
coroner. All the while th- healing
process of nature has been exerted
and new intestine has be n made and
the old patched up. all of which the
autop-y. if properly conducted, will
disclose. But I don't know how often
I have repeated myself, and after all
the sole question is: -Ha- or ha.- not
a short cut between my stomach and
intestines been built by nature to get
around the stricture. I think, in my
August 26. Sunday The wasting
away begins to show in my arms and
leg-, also in my chest. The fat of my
brea-t is nearly all ab-orbed. My
eye- are weak and my mu-ole- don't
obey. I spilled some oil filling the
can this evening.
August -. Tue-day Nine days:
six more enough T T o weak
I can hardly stand to arrange mv
September 4. Tue-dai Yesterday
used but one grain, and did without
for more than twenty-four hour- as a
last prote-t that I am not a morphine
eater, and that it gives me no trouble
to quit it. Now I on'y took thi- dose
to fceep my nerve up. as I am dying
and my breath is very offensive. Per
aaps it will improve that. I cannot read:
I am too weak to hold up the book.
Even to write this zive me trouble. I
suppose I will la-t out the day. o
often when I thought that I wa.- dying
I passed along. Life is so -trong in me.
'September "th. Thur-day How
little is needed to sustain life'
Ah. bjt I'm tired of life' Yet the
danger of making a miss of it :s too
great. Now I almo-t see the ending.
The hunger torture is -avage will
apply some chloroform to the pit of
stomach. Perhap- relief.
From September Irtth to erit.nher
23d the slowly dying man chronicled
faithfully the progres- of his scheme
to -tarve him-elf to dea'h. The in
ternal pain he suffered turn mi his
thoughts to a quicker suicide, but he
resolutely forced him-elf to keep along
the path he had chosen.
"Monday. September -24 th. thirty
seventh day Nauseated' I a n colder.
I notice the circulation is -lower in
my legs and arms T x If I had
not passed my word to my-elf I would
take a grain. I am -ure it would do
it now. Cold! no eiroulitiop. up to
my knee. x A The capacity
for enduring torture seems to outlast
Tuesday. September '.th. thirty
eighth day Nearly blin I win pain.
" " " My hand- are qjite cold.
Thirty-eight days w;th r-tehing to
complicate it. so weak at the begin
ning that I could -curve waltc aero
the room, must change the heretofore
accepted idea- of the tenacity of life.
"September I'tith. Tue-day. th rty
ninth day The nau-ea L- -avage.
I lie expo-ed that I may be
chilled all po-sibie. When I feel 1 ke
fainting I will cover up it's wonder
ful what temporary force -he mor
phine gives. I can now move ea-ily.
while before each the least motion
gives you pain -uch as a broken
backed snake mu-t feel a.- ir tries to
escape. Yet whence comes the lubri
cator0 I put none in. yet I plainly
feel from the injection point a- a cen
ter, or supply point rather, some oc
cult effect running toward any place
on which, when I move, a need for
something to as-is' in granting free
dom to the mu-ole-. will b called for.
It is nor. properly -peaking, a fore.?,
but a -omething which make- the
Use of the will power at
that point more ea-y to exercise.
" When I attemp to turn in the
bed the lubricator seem- all gone in
my joints, and I creak at each motion.
That wojld be well enoagh. but each
motion torture-. A -omething
impalpable -eem- to hold up my
hand. "" It i- nv. will, for the
muscular force has vanished with the
fatty ti 'i; - - Whether in
this prolonged act I am wrong or
right I do not argue, t b my plea
ure to quit life, beoau-e '.' orTers me a
nr.tre lingering death, witn constant
pain in the inTerval. and to quit it in
thi- manner tecau-e against the intel
lect of one who so departs, surely
nothing can be -aid of a derogatory
nature by any one who-e opinion is
worth hearing "
From the fortieth day his diary
shows how he wondered that death
did not come. He began to think
that starvation would not end his life,
and he had curious ideas as o a man's
ability to defeat death without food. Hi
diary closed September 2tth with -am
about blind." He wa- conscious with
in twelve hours of his death.
-ucriBce the Firt.
He had been wo-'cing all the winter
to get a plac? in th-: bra-i bani a.- a
cornet-player, and ja?t a- hi- hopes
seemed to be on the verge of fulfil
ment she met him on his way hone
from the po-to5ce. and. linking her
hand within his arm. walked on in
""Xnce until they reached the poplar
walk. There she stopped in the long
shadow? and said: --George, I wish
vou wouldn't play the cornet in the
new band." Why not?" said he.
surprised. "It is a place of honor, and
I get a great deal of attention by it.
dear." "Yes. I know." she said coax-ingly-
"1 is nice to have you noticed
by every one. and all that, but
She paused and hung her curly head a
little lower. -But what?" said he
sharply. "Blowing the cornet makei
makes " Her voice sank to a
pouting whisper. "Makes the lips so
stiff and hard " George has decided
not to be th cornet-player in the
GAVE IT UP IN DESPAIR.
Hope Hail V.inlihpl ani Art Effortx
Were of no AiU.
The moon did not shin? that night.
Consequently it was quit.? dark. It
was better eo.
The beating waves moaned on the
expansive sandy beach a: Hyde park,
and the strictly exclusive air wa.
loaded with no hint of one of life's
tragedies, no -uspicion of the sadness
of unfathomed mysteries, of the awful
ness of m re exi-tence.
At the proper moment a muflled
figure emerged from the darkness and
sunk down on the wer sands with face
clo . pressed to a good-sized bundle
clasped to her hearr.
For the figure wa- a woman, fair or
shrivelled the gloom told not. A wo
man who-e breaking heart voiced its
agony in the stifled moans which
parted her pale lip- in rapid tumults,
and the -obs which racke 1 her slen
he raised her despairing face to
the black heavens. "Oh'" she cried,
must I do it " Must I give you up3"
The hoarse wind tore at her precious
burden and her fingers: ela.-ped it
more tightly. Once more she pre-sed
her face to it
I lived but for you." she murmured.
When you came you brought hope
into my existence an I gave mo some
thing to live for. Yet you wer. on
my con-cience and the double life
galled me. Once under these waters
and no one will ever know it will all
be as it wa- before."
Ha-tily she ro-e. held her bundle
oil at arm"- length, cla-ped it again
convulsively and then in a -upreme
abandon of misery which some few
are doomed to sutler, tlung it far out
into the turbid lake, glanced wildly
around and lied a.- swiftly a.- she had
Gentle reader, -he was rightfully
heartbroken. he hail ben deceived:
her face was getting worse instead of
better, all the time.
The bundle she had cast from her
One jar of Pinkie's satin complex
One jar of Pinkie's wrinkle effaeer.
Two bottle of Pinkie's skin
One box Pinkie"- eyelash grower.
One jar Pinkie's Flush of Youth.
THE EARTH AND STARS.
Sir.u-. i- computed to be 100,000 -00')
ooo miles distant from the sun.
There will not b; a total eclipi of
the -un vi-ib'o hereabouts until the
The -mallest egg L- that of the tiny
Mexican humming bird Iti- scarcely
larger than a p u"- head
The "-terra Neva la range, of oun
taini in California is nearly V) miles
long. 70 wide, anl frm 7o) to
nearly IV00O fe?t high.
owing to its extreme variability,
the -tar Algol i- regarded as one of
the sre' ite-t mysterie- of the heavens.
A-tronomer- believe that -jm- large,
dead and dark world revolve- be
tween u- and AlgoL
Profe--or William Harkne-? of
Wa-hington, -tates the magnitude of
the solar system a- r..7-.00.ooo
mile-, mea-aring acro-s the diameter
of Neptune - orbit while the radius of
the earth"- orMt is 'i.7)7.O0) miles,
w th a jw;-ible error eithir way of
Oreat progrc-- has been made in
the studv ot" ocean current-. A inodel
ha- beea made to illu-trate the current-of
tli- Atlantic Th water is
b'own out of various nozzle- repre--.nting
the mean direction of the
permanent win is Tne movement of
the water i- made perceptible by a
kind of du-t -pr.nkled over it.- -urface.
Cocipre-ed air i u-e I to drive cer
tain Fan- street car.
uver 70O patent.- were i-sued for
the appiirafon of electricity to house
hold u-e .n 1-02
Th? largest photograph ever taken
wa -even feet long and four feet two
Th hglit euie'eacy of an incan-t'e-eent
lump L- afcoat per cent, the
other 'j per cnt leing converted into
The .csect foe of the farmers are
to be exer m nta It -tndie.l in a net
department of the Pastecr in-titute :n
Ecriih cil -t- are intensely ia-tere-tfd
in the ea c of a Manchester
v. eaver v. i---e ey.r magnify objects
to 5fty tita th r oat- ra I ize
ia-mn.a r. ;W rat - a '"ce of the
mot common aad w te-pread com
plaints of tiie age t-erea- a gener
ation ago it was car-e"v rfeognized
a- a nitbo:o'.','t-nl lODtl t on.
A certain vaemit i- reported to
have d!-cov red a new -ubstance,
ca'.ied cryostas tvi-.ic'i h" the re
markab'e pro;erty of o!idifymg
when he -ted an t re-na:ning liquid at
temperatar-s b'Io.v zero.
A string bean nr'th a blue pod was
the sen-at o-. of t'u recent Tryta!
palae frn;t -b -. The plant ius ob
tained by ace'ilent from s. lot of
Fren-h e". bat th gr- wer has cow
fised the type an 1 can produce it reg
The "iVeat Ea.l street railway of
Ko-toa ha- pat In serv.ee to -pecial
trollej ear- for the as? i parties wish
ing pr.vate acco-nmodation. They
are furnished with easy chairs, and
will Ta verse an city trolle.- line at
any hour of the day or night.
The experiment of c -oking dinner
for 7 CO-) men belonging to the gnardi
m a singic ne'.d k.tchen at the
Munchebergstat on near Ilerlin. took
place the other day before the troops
left for th-rir h-adquarters. The af
fair wis completelr succssfuL Thirty-five
hundred weight of beef aad
1.300 weight of hams were cooked in
eight iron kettles, with a capacity cl
540 liters each- Four tons of coal
THE OLD RELIABLE
Columtos Slate - Bani !
Pari Interest n Tims Ecwsia
labs Lsais ai Real IHak
to cast zMmm ea
Ckiwc. -"lav Tark ul aS
mil : iTHMSHr : TICXZTS.
BUYS GOOD NOTES
Aft Xi ISM CutMM vlMft UtaT Sd Hal
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