The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, April 10, 1895, Image 1
a ! ,?" , . (Mamlras owcml "T3- ' .- -S -- . f--! X-7- - TOLTME XXV.-ZsOIBEE 52. COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA, WEBCESDAY. APRIL 10, 1895. WHOLE ISTIMBEB 130. a- X . K- '!, : A FATAL ACT. "VC. Sheldon.) ECIL GEOF freys paused a no ment as he passed the library dear and glanced admir hagiy at the pic ture made bv his jtjt ' - cousin Jessie. She l. .i. . was standc? mo tionless before the Sap's window with, her "Si -rf " back to the door, bet with her head tcrapd a littte. so taat the clear, dark profile stood out botdly against the H ??- whiie her beautiful eyes "were Ssed in a. dreamy reverie upon a vine that ciezabered above the sash. She -wore a riding' habit that made the proud, voluptuous nirure even more majestic aad commanding. I- one gloved hand slie held her riding- whip, iffld tn the other there -eras a square of while, so Bk on of his own mono rrraassd emrekpes that Cecil found Tissei? wondering vaguely about it 'n- after the picture had vanished trom bis vioa. For 3Label was awaiting- 1dm at the edge of the drive, and itate naturally he could not tarry long tt artmirv his cousin s loveliness. Five minutes after the two eques trians passed outside th library "win dow, MabeL her fair hair floating in the wuut and CeeiL with his proud eyes awed upon her face, but neither of them thoushz to even glance at the dark-eyed girl who watched them jeal ously from the window "That is always the way." Jessie offry? whimpered bitterly to herself .titer they had passed. "He has nei ther ears nor eyes for me when Mabel !enisqn is with him." Shr bit her lips angrily, but the effort n aa t latp to stop her tears. Layinc 'er prui head down upon the table he 'erted for a moment as if her heart vookl break. Then, as If made des Tte by a sudden thought, she sat -rect. and larms the envelope that she -Id upon the table, began, by much borous effort, to write a nrrrae upon To- have S,en her one would have thought her an indifferent scribe, but when she finished she scrutinized it artfully and the smile that lighted her ea$w face betokened a genuine satis- 3TKn Ten minutes fetter she was speding i')wn the drive, sparring her favorite "Flack Tm with unusual vigor and .-ausinjr that sptrttd brute to toss his f-.'iad in a sen- of resentful gestures. Just at a turn tn the criv she passed the lovers. They were nding side by siJe. Cecil half leaning from his saddle as., he bent to whisper tn Mabel's ear. but with an extra nit of the whip upon "Black Toa's" side Jessie passed them Ilk an arrow, while she turned with a stringely joyous laugh and shouted out a. word of greeting But this last sharp cut had been too -iiuch for the spirited brute that she vrat nn 4m' TBIHi Hrti-nr? Via sprung fmm his' rider's hand and fied like mad along the road. "Quick. Cecil catch htm or she win be kfltedT' Mabel cried frantically, as tigthT they started tn a mad pursuit ft the flying horse n tny raced. "eil gradually gain ing on th- maddened brute, while Ma-i-H f-arl. out more poor'v mounted. urg-d i"T own horse to its utmost prt . eril had reached 'Biak Tom" by half a length and was just shouting to Jeae-e to bold on a moment longer, wtsen. as if the very sound of his voice had added to her terror, the poor girl nirfrinnhr tor rm he hoi," nnri wns ?Y d57i-f ir-V J- , .-. . -thrmrn headfirst to the beaten ground. . . .. ""Black Tom" rushed on like the very 3pmt of vettjp"anee. but Ccil. spring- - . ; . liar fr"m his steei. bent horror stricken aJwvt ch fallen girt. " "She a dead. I fear " he said solemn- f . - ly. as Mabel's bay r"kxng with sweat. ame swiftly to huvside "I will carry m ner Into this good man s hous and see what can be done." he said gratefully " ' as an honst farmer wh" had seen her fall came with rapid strides across the roati Ticeth'- they carried her Into the boose, while Mabel dismounted from her horse to mount Cecil s better one preparatory to hastening for a physi rlma. X she ted the animal ta a con venient stone her eye was attracted to a letter lying ckse beside the road. Wfeether C il "r Jessie had dropped it she dm n--"t knw but the men wer disappearing with their burden reside the farmers d-or. and sh must hurry away to tne village if she meant to save the young' girl's life. She picked up the envelope aad thrust it tn her pocket. Whose e"er it was it was of no conse anence now. and a moment more she was flying like the wind on her errand of love, and pity For Mabel had often lodged for Jes- -XABEL PAB.T.TNG." Hj :-'s love. Sh- was attracted to the stately sir! as the weak are always at tracted toward the strong. They were ;aa3y beautiful in face and form, yet f scrfe distxac-riy opposite types that in Mabels gentle mind, at least, all tiracg&t f jealoosy was impossible. 3iTre ttea that. Jessie was Cecil's cocaia. asi waat less could a fiancee desire ttai the friendship and affection vt Ster fever's family. RaK Jesas had always refused her .-.: aaces. Not by any angry "words. Jut by a pdet. frigid manner that quite deeHfed the yoHEg girfs warmer na ture! J3" eoJd sever exactly under staHtf'ic. fr she did not know ef Jes s: s tove f CecH. She had never even suspected It. and as for eCciL if he ever .-i-esEBHt of sacs a thing, his own de- to another had rrrnde him half ferent a kg cocsm. a -seas siy after a physician had been. "Tit to the fejured girl and Mabel had Tunett her horse s head toward. Jessie's m& t appese them of what had. hap pened Aat she thaught agniu cf the :ra-d teaser. She was passing- the pGCCffQae at the time, and checking her fcowephe- drew it from her pocket. Tby it s for me. and in. CeciTs hand- ijSK se exclaimed in. surprise as glanced at the inscription. "How -" .:;. tfcat he did not give it tn me T 'n.M rn.sttf.-id of carrying" ir all the i. '- tg in fri.s pocket," Shn she Hushed happily .as. he-j 1 Z CF.THD. thought what the letter would probably tell, and for a moment even Jessie's awful fate seemed to fade before her pleasure. She whipped up her horse and started on. "No need to mail a let ter to myself." she whispered laugh ingly, as she unhesitatingly broke the seaL i The message was short, so short that tfce fair girl almost reeled in her saddle as she glanced it over and fully realized its awful purport. Could it be true that Cecil did not love ( her and had taken this manner of say- ' ing so rather than a mere manly meth- ' cd of communication? Tes. the words were plain and unmis- j takable. and he had furthermore-added insult to injury by saying "it was con- .' sideration far her love of him that had made him neglect this painful duty." t.Ptq one suddenly turned to stone she rode silently on her errand. Jes sie's fate was enviable to her now in the ' misery of the present moment. She read the note again and again, until the cruel words seemed burned into her brain, and the sweet and sad experi- ences of tne hour melted into one horri ble nightmare that was fast drivrng'n.eT to a state of frenzy. She reached the house, and saw Jes sie s parents standing happily on the porch, but her heart was too full of its own bitterness to feel more than an apathetic sympathy for their coming sorrow. Almost mechanically she told them of the young girl's fall, and then Ieav- ing the horse she lathered her skirt3 about her and started alone in bitter agony for a quiet hour in the neighbor ing woods. On and on she walked, while her brain was busy with its sudden revelation. Oh. how she had loved and trusted Ce cil, and now to find that he had only ben making a farce of what to her was lif s sacred drama. To think of him was agony itself, and so. with an almost passive effort, she tried to think asam of Jessie. Was she dead and free from all this life of pain" If so. she envied her now with an her heart, for life, that an hour ago was bright and beautiful. seemed hardly worth the living. She was nearing the border of a tiny pond. and the water, lying so cool and motionless, seemed to thrill her brain with a sudden purpose, ahe tossed her cap upon the bank, and bending. bathed her nead in the placid water But a fever such as hers could not be silenced by mere touch of -water. It was the bitterness of a blighted Iov that was scorching her brain and throbbing madly in her pulses. To be pitied by him to be scorned by him. and worst of an. to live without him' The thought was more than she could bear in the rirst hour of her bitter sor row In an instant she had formed her plan and yielded to the water s invita tion. Hastily scribbling a few words on fier card, she tucked it into her nding cap and laid it. with her whip and pufse. tn a conspicuous place upon the bank, then, without glancing either to?rgnt L letU She sPran fearlessly ls the ouiet water " ' At that very Instant the sound of Cecil's voice came suddenly to her ears, i "Mabel! Mabel darling." he cned as i he dashed madly along the narrow path, and without a moment s thought. sprang boldly to her rescue. "Don't try to explain, dearest." he said tenderly as he laid her. a moment 'ater. all dripping wt upon the bank. "I know exactly what you have suf fered, but. oh. Mabel, your suffering, fearful as it was. could not in any way compare with the misery of my dying cousin." There was a solemn shadow in his face, that even his darling's dan er had failed to lift or alter. He bent suddenly and kissed the trembling lips. Then, catcaing the look of pity in the tearful eyes, he added, sadly "Tes. Jessie Is dead, the poor, dear girL but . ! oerore she died sne insisted upon telhnrr ! how she had loved me all these manv years, and how bitterlv she had felt toward you siuce learmmr how I loved ' ycu. TVe begged her not to talk, but she pleaded over and over n?rn that I would try to find a letter she had dropped before you could by any means obtain it. It seems." he added, with a heavy sirm. "I was too late to save you pain. but. oh. MabeL should we not re joice that I was not too late to save your life and restore the sunshine to our future"" But Mabel's tears burst out afresh. "Mine was the greater sin." she s:iid penitently "Peor Jessie only wronaned herself, while I wronged both myself and you by yielding to a moment s J CAT CAUSES A SPOOK SCARE. t.raaton - wm inoane Armm the -cene of a 3IiInisrht 3Ijtcry. A cat belonging to J H. Northam of Evanstoo, 111., was the cause of con siderable excitement in the northern part of the city the cte" night. Mr Xortham lives on the outskirts of the cry. and next dor to his place is a large bnck house which years ago was a pnvate insane asylum kept by Dr. Gray Since Dr Gray left the house has been unoccupied, and it is thousht by the superstitious that live in the neighbomood to be haunted. For five years or more no signs of life have been seen there, and on the nurht in ques tion sounds Hke the moans of a little child were heard coming apparently from the attic of the old buildins. Later a light was seen. The lisht was first seen at the windows on the sround door, and some time after its rays streamed forth from a little window in the attic. Then the moaning sound ceased, the light went out and all was quiet about the place. The affair caused considerable talk, and the next day Foiiceman Huber and several men de cided to make an investigation. Mr. Nbrtham does not believe in spooks. and it was decided to ask him to ac company them in the search. As soon as he was told of the mission, however, he was able to throw lignt upon the mystery His pet cat. he said, had en tered the building durins the day and when night came refused to csme eut. and set up a maernfui howL Mr. Nortbam Iishted a lantern and wenr after his cat. TEST FOR DRUNKARDS. Boston Alilerm-in Wnalti Have Them spell or Walk a Chnl!t lone. Councilman Lane of Boston lately in troduced in the ary council a resohxtien instructing the committee on poEce to report a measure that will compel the cfiicers m charge ef the different police stations ni the city to apply a test to a man when arrested on a charss of drunkenness. In other words, the offi cer in. charge must by some renng vet to be decided upon determine the size of the "jag" earned by the party 'ar restee. Air. i Jine ciar that there are j daa?" cases her oiScers arrest per- sons against whom they have a grudge. locking them up on a charge of drunk enness, when, in fact, the person ar rested is sober Mr. Iane rhiH a good test would be to have a man. walk a chnTV lxn or spell some words. Failing In. this he would be declared druni. One councilman suggests asking eeh -mn to tell the rime of day or-uight througb, an iHuminaied isyholei EECKLESS MDMS: GAMBLING AMONG BLACK RIV ERS AND PUYALLTJPS. The Red Men Will literally Scake Every thing They Posse Upon the Result of the PrimitiTe Game of Guessing In Which "f hey Are Fngaged. A great game of chance is hi progress on the Puyallup Tnta" reservation. "Washington, and has been kept un steadily for the past three weeks. The Black Rivers are trying to clean out the Puyallups. and will keep it up until they succeed or are themselves stripped of all they possess. It may be a month before the game is concluded, but when it is. either on side or the other will 'have parted with its last blanket, its j last calico dress and its last of every- , thing that has value in Indian eyes. The Black Rivers may go home laden with snoils. or thev m.iv walk sorrow- fully to their native heath without even a gun or a sjuaw to keep them com pany for in the excitement of gaming, the Indian often wagers hi "klootch man. ' as his wife is dominated in the mellifluous "Chi-nnnk " The Indian is an inveterate gambler, and Is what the white sport would call "blooded." About twenty of the Black Rivers I have come over to the Puyallup stamp- jn- -m,, r-rirv, au ri-r wnrldlv cos- sessions and will remain there until they sx home either stripped or loaded with spoil. Th gam- is played in a frame shed, possessing but a dirt 2ocr Around the sides are the sleeping mats of the visitors and their blankets, and in the center is a nre. about which the players and spectators are irrouned. while a narin;r and dickering lurht Is shed upon them by a blaze of pitch knots burning on an ash-covered stooL The same be gins about o'clock each nignt. and lftiST lietc T"WT Intn tlirt w--- 11TT TYThflTI v i "Ui "-c ".- "v" "- "'" i -a..., .. Hu.tiu.4t ,i ..... side enter with the "lay-out." consist ing of wooden chips about the shape and twice the size of a silver dollar, and 120 tally sticks, all wrapped in zaily- decorated mats. Two bazs of thin bark shavings complete the outfit. Mats are spread before the fire and two men from eacn side seat themselves, facing each other and are ready for business. The adherents of rival players rang Jiem- selves in the rear and watch the game with intense Interest and bet recklessly One of the players takes ten chips, one of them distinguished from, -the other by a white rm;r. and divides them into two equal piles and carefully mixes them with the bark shavings. He then rrrabs one pile, shavings and all. in each hand, and moves his hands in a circle rapidly from right to left, while one of the opposite side guesses in which hand he holds the white-ringed chip, or "queen." as it is called. If the guess is right one of the tally-sticks is taken from the players pile and given to the guesser but if wrong the "uess er's pile suffers. Each side started with sixty sucks and when one side has won , sem an tne game will come to an enc The Puyallups are now thirty-six ahead. but the 'id EOt r- lhz- Becs are constantly bing made, not on th separate plays, but on the outcome of the game, and will be settled at the same time These bets consist of money, blankets, horses, watches, guns. cows, burrgies. harness and everything th3 betters possess, even to the clothinc on their backs. Aaions the Indians of the Pugt Sound and Columbia renon there is a pnmim- same -f gu-ssmg that re sembles the Chinese same so clocly as to suzgst a common onmn. It fc but one of the many things in the customs of the Pacific coast Indians that in dicate contact with the Asiatics at some previous period. As the game progresses the fnends of the players, who are all deeply interest- ed hi the outcome, because of haiSg cnL-iul J.ii, TtrnT-Il-TT iciIrK tt ir "-- .,-...., . . """" wni. iu ii. m everj y Possible The women appearjto be tntTsti as their lords, ihey ar- rani themselves in lines on either side ' of the players and occasionally break into monotonous chants or indulge in , the peculiar movements that pass for dancinsr anions' the -Vmencan aborig- ! ines. All night lona- this is kept up without intermission, the Indians ap parently being incapable of fatigue. To ' the mere spectator the same is most monotonous, but never so to thos who have so deen an interest in rhe Anrnna . . , . . ""- ' ui-ixie puiy. xii loraer cays, wnen Cioes came together to the number of hun dreds and even thousands on each side, when such forms of wealth as hav ben mtndmed by the whites were unknown tu "-m. iu--. uic uitu uiiiy iceir na- j tive articles to wager: when they were ' dressed in their native costumes, the j scene must have b-en far more wild i and picturesque. Now th rntn Tx-nrv woolen shirts and overalls and the worn- j .. , en are dressed In bnsnt calico dresses. with shawls over their shoulders and colored handkerchiefs on their heads. CATS PATROL A POSTOFFICE. At TT.i-Iiinston Three of Them Are Con cnt!y on Duty. The "Washington city postofiice has three cats that came to ic in rather a peculiar way. as mischievous urchins dropped them into the big paper boxes en the street comer It is a rule of the service that all matter consigned to these boxes must be taken to tne post ofiice: thus a small boy who throws ins cap into one can only reclaim It from tne postmaster, so. as no exception was mentioned in the case of cats, the collectors obediently lugged them to the postofiice. wher. nobody calling for them, they have remained. In fact, they are quite welcome, for although a comparatively new build ing, the postofiice has already been in vaded by rats, which would do consid erable damage unless kept down by their feline police force. There is one of the tno. nicknamed Tammany, "who makes his headquarters in the delivery department and has become a great pet of the clerks. He was so named be cause of a remote resemblance to the famous tiger of New York politics, but in aeality he is built more like a dachs- i faund. having a very long body and J short, croaked legs. He is a comical- looking cat. but death to rats and mice, and when not engased in his official duties he is quite playfuL Only one pleasantry which he positively win not permit is rubbing his fur the wrong way and nearly fhe whole ofiice farce bear on their hands the marks of Tammany's claws. There is no appropriation yet for feeding those four-footed servants of the public but they are well provided for by their own efforts and out of the clerks' lunch baskets. Exchange. Only street Accident He Knew Of. In one of the primary Sunday school classes the lesson cf the Good Samari- was being reviewed. The children were ready and anxious to answer the questions almost before the teacher could frame them. The teacher asked. "What had happened to the poor Trrnn who had been hurt and was at the side of the road?" Little Johnnie, who sel dom speaks, raisedhis hand. The teach er was pleased that Johnnie had plucked up courage, and she said: "WelL John nie, you may teJL" "Elease, ifis a us was ran. over bjr a 'lectric car," ROVING THE SEAS Twrels of the WhiwtHng Bnoy Thar Broke Adrift from. Cape Canso. There are several whistling buoys now drifting about in eccentric fashion ' with the currents and storms cf the North Atlantic. Two of them, are still whistling, according to the logs of steamships that arrived, at this port last month. The most notable of the lot was originally anchored by- a heavy chain cable at Cape Canso, the extreme east erly point of Nova Scotia. This buoy has two whistles which, have been blow ing since December 1S30, and have doubtless caused many manners who have encountered the buoy on dark nights or foggy days to think that they were out of their reckoning, and to be fearful for a moment for their -vessels. The Cape Canso buoy was tern from Its moorings by heavy- ice that drifted down with the Arctic current in Decem ber. 1533. It followed the current for ' i more than a month. It was first ob ; served by a passing craft on Jan. 22. ' 1S34. It then took a southwesterly course ' and drifted in that direction until Feb 3. when it came within the influence of the sulf stream and northwesterly gales and started off to the southeast, cross ing the steamship track and getting about ISO miles southwest of it. It then drifted in a northeasterly direction and struck the steamship lane again late in ' -P1- It followed the lane for more tha:i -00 miles, and on July 5, 1S34, it took a Ie east-southeast. Currents and ' " ai i. uyis? conawaru Hi auS. 10. and it went completely across the steamship track again. It was seen on Nov. 13 up in. lat. 51 degrees, more than 10) miles above the European side of the steamship track; then it was driven diagonally across the track once more, presumably by strong northwesters. and was last sighted on Feb. 3 by the - British steamship Mab. which was bound from a European port to Gal veston. It is probably now with a clus ' ter of derelicts, knocked out by the Feb ruary hurricanes within 400 miles of the I " , Irish coast. The captain of the Mab re- norteri rii.ir rh hnrm was heavily freighted with barnacles and very rusty. but was hoarsely blowing as well as when it drifted away from Cape Canso. The sign on its side "Cape Canso" was not m the least affected by the weather. The track of this phenomenal drifter is longer than that of some famous dere licts. The hydroirrapbic oSce considered it of so much consequence that it has carted it m dotted red lines on the latest chart. It has been seen fourteen times by ocean crossing vessels. The probability is that this record might be doubled if all craft that had passed it had reported It. ACCIDENTAL FAME. Cirennnfcince Do sometime 3r.ike. or Bnn; One the 3Ian. The sreat French painter, Basaen Lepage, who died lately, was pursued by unmerciful disaster through his youth in his efforts to study art. His mother worked in the fields to keep the sickly boy at school. At 13 he went alone to Pans, starved for seven years, painted without success, but still painted. He had just finished a picture to send to the Salon, when Pans was beseized and he rushed with his comrades to the trenches. On the first day a shell fell into his studio and destroyed his picture and another shell burst at his feet, wounding him. He was earned home. and lay ill and idle for two years. Then he returned to Pans. and. reduced to absolute want, painted cheap fans for a living. One day a manufacturer of some patent medicine ordered a picture from him to illustrate its virtues. Le page, who was always sincere, gave bis best work to this advertisement. He painted a landscape .n the April sun light: the leaves of tender green quiv ered in the breeze: a group of beautiful young girls gathered around a fountain from which the elixir of youth sprung in a bubbling stream. Lepage believed there was real merit In it. "Let me offer it at the Solon?" he asked his patron. The manufacturer was delighted. "But first paint a rainbow arching over the fountain." he said, "with the name of my medicine upon it." Lepase refused. "Then I will not pay you a sou for the picture." The pnee of this picture meant bread i for months, and the painter had Ions needed bread. The chance of admission to the Salon was small, tie hesitated. . .. . . "" . men ce suenrwi nis nunger ana earned the canvas to the Salon. It was admit ted. Its zreat success insured Lepase a place in public recognition and his later work a place among the greatest of liv ing artists. To-day MILLION' FOR A MUSIC TEACHER. I T "- v Vwri i Woman he AVai Kind J To at a ainni'r Report. Miss Aznes Epolewhite. who for some time past has been a guest at the Bruns wick hotel. New York, but who of late has lived at No. 10 East Sixty-first street, is ailetred to have fallen heir to at least 5LO0O.0OO. When sne received the news of this windfall she fainted and the services of a doctor had to be called in. Heretofore Miss Epplewhite has been comparatively poor She is a bnlliant musician. Two summers ago ! he Yiiref? Port Jervrs. where sha o ceived her board at a hotel for looking after the musical entertainments. She became acquainted with a Mrs. Hein dncks. a wealthy widow residing in Philadelphia. Mrs. Hemdricks was a paralytic, and used to lead a lonely life. II ' , ,.... -....., . - u-.w .,S r uuct. ui. iiiu. ;uc syrrui. uj. d. UiXLXI ClJiil.. She became infatuated with Miss Ep- j plewhite's musicaies. At the close of I the season the women parted, each with ! a certain amount of regret. They have ' never met since. Miss Epplewhite re ceived a letter from Bennett &.3axter. j attorneys at law. informing her Mrs. Heindricks had mentioned her in her ! will to the extent of $1,000,000. SHALL WOMAN PROPOSE? Presliction A to the Bole of the Coin ing Woman in tove Affair. Have women as much nght to hunt husbands as men have to hunt wives' While this matter has been discussed more or less for a long time ages, pos sibly it is becoming quite lively of late and promises to be one of the social topics of the future. The coming wom an, no doubt, is responsible for its re vival, because she certainly will insist upon her nght to choose a husband for herself. Can you blame her? You remember the sketch of the wom an who couldn't make her love known. as siven by Shakspeare in "Twelfth "She never told her love. But let concealment like a worm i the bud Feed on her damask cheek: she pined rn thought. And with a green and yellow- -melancholy She sat like Patience on a monument. Smiling- at grief. There is no sense in any woman act ing after this fashion. F-c-en ?- i. Srst effort should prove unsuccessful she need not despair, for there is no ihti so good that there are not others as good. You may be assured the coming woman, will not sit "like patience on a , monument smiling ar grief. She will I act Tae built that way. f ACUTE DYSPEPSIA SYMPATHETIC HEART DISEASE OFTEN ATTENDS IT. The Modern Treatment Cciiulrtrf moving? tha Caase. Frort Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Republican. Mrs. V. Curlcy who resided in. Clarence. Iowa, for the past twenty two years, tells an Intarestimr story ai what she considers rescue from, prema ture death. Her narrative fallows: "Far ten years prior to 1S34. 2 was a constant sufferer from acute stcinacH trouble. I had all the manifold symp toms of acute dyspepsia, and at times other troubles were present in compli cation I did not know what It was to enjoy a meaL Ko matter how careful I might be as to the quality, quantity and preparatiaii cf my food, distress always followed eating. I was despon dent ad blue. Almost to the point of insanity at times, and would have been- glad to die. Often and often. I could not sleep. Sympathetic heart trouble set in and. time and ngnin I was obliged to call a doctor in the night to relieve sudden, attacks cf suffoca tion which would come an without s moment's warning. My troubles increased as time wore en and I spent large sums in doctor bills, being compelled to have medical attendants almost constantly During 1532 and 1393, it was impossible cr me to retain, food, and water brashes plagued me. I was reduced to a skele ton. A consultation of physicians was unable to determine just what did ail me. The doctors gave us as their opin ion that the probable trouble was ul ceration of the coats of the stomach and held out no hope of recovery. One doctor said. "All I can do to relieve your suffering is by the use of opium. About this time a friend of mine, Mrs. Syniantha Smith of Glidden, Iowa, told me about the case cf Mrs. Thurston of Oxford Junction, Iowa. This lady said she had been afflicted much the same as I had. She had con sulted local physicians without relief, and had gone to Davenport far treat ment. Giving up all hope of recovery. she was persuaded by a fnend to take I , Dr. Williams' Fink Fills. The result was almost magicaL I was led to try them from her ex perience, and before many months I felt better than I had for a dozen years. I am now almost free from trouble, and if through some error of diet I feel badly, this splendid remedy sets me right again. I have regained my strength and am once more in my usual fiesh. I sleep well and can eat without distress. I have no doubt that I owe my recovery to Dr. Williams' Fink Fills. Dr. Williams' Fink Fills contain all the elements necessary to give new life and riehness to the blood and restore shattered nerves. They are far sale by all druggists, or may b- had by mail from Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, J2.50) by addressing Dr. Williams six boxes far S2.50. Rehearsing Fits. Crossing- Citv Kali park one daj a New York Sun reporter saw an Italian boy sudaenly fall fiat on his back on tne uavemenz. several companions m stantij icne.t by hi sice, some slap pmr the palms of nia hands, some ruo cmc his race. They were au lauzainir very much, and after a minute or two of this work the boy rcse and in two or tnree more minutes repeated the game, this time all beins- senous, especially so when they noticed tha: the same man was watchinc them. The boys who were doing- the slapping- and rabbimr looked out from un der their tangled hair and grinned at the reporter a little at first, and then became serious again. What is tne game-1" the reporter asked a news coy who was also watch ing. I)em kids is practain a fake." he remicd. :A fake" Sure, having fits t work guys. Any old guy taites pity on a kid wid de fits nd srives him a nickel- See?" The publication of John S. C. Ab botts History of Napoleon Bonaparte began in 1531. as a serial in Harper's Magazine, and was continued during more than three years. Phenomenally successful at that time (for. from first to last, it proveu itself to oe tne most uoou.inr serial tnat haa ever appeared in an American periodical , its place in tne esteem of the general public was af terwarc assured by an adequate pub lication in book form. The two hand some volumes, containing almost 1.300 large Das'es. admirable typographically and generously illustrated, are now perhaps more tnan ever in request, as one result of the wide-spread interest in the illustrious subject of the work. The Easter Wedciins Gown. The matenal used is white satin, heavy and lustrous, and the skirt, whicu flares weii. has a medium train, fnJ. and fanlike in effect, but not as Ions- as these worn last season, writes Isabel A. Iaiion in the April Ladies Home JournaL The bodice is a draped one coming to a snort point in the front and at tne bacic and arching over the hips. This portion of it is outlined by sma. pear i beads. The skirt trimmimr consists of wide foids of tune draped in curves as high up as the ttnees. each curve being cangns by a ounch of orange btossoms. The very full sleeves shape into the arms and come well over tne wrists in sharp points defined by small beads like those on tne edge cf the bodice. Tulle is craped across the corsage and caught by very small benches of the bndal flower, while a knot of tulle and a bunch ox the blos soms aold up the fullness of each sleeve near the shouider. The hair, which is arranged hurh on the head, is dressed with orance blossoms. PetUence Will Follow War. A new aspect of the war in tha east is suggested by Colonel ilaunce. He relU attention to the Chinese claim that there are massed 300. OOo men around Peking. This force has already been there for some time, and it is likely to remain far several manias longer. It is an elementary maxim of military tactics that a large farce of men should cot be gathered untu a short nme be fore they are to be employed; other wise an epidemic resulting from the enforced lack of sanitary arrangements is almost inevitable. Therefore, says Colonel Maurice, as soon as the warm weather cecrms in the spring- there will be a most frightful outbreak of pesti lence in some form or other, probably in many farms, but beginning with typhus in its most virulent shape. He suggests that whiie there is yet time all foreigners in Peking be withdrawn under adequate protection. United Service Masnrine. .ne: . who cheats another robs him- self. When the heart gives, the jtift; is afrrays great. Green, brirht hunters green, is enca arain in favor in summer silks. Winter ToorUr Tickets Yla te Wi Ballroad Are now en sale to ai the winter retorts of the South, eced returning until June 1st, "55. Atso HAnrrzsr Excrasiox TicxxTS to all points south en excursion n fires hi ad dition to abeve. R.ifiroaii and Steamship tickets to all points m the Cxrrxn Sxixsa and. Ex3om. at lowest rates. Far rases, tickets, excursion nr- and full informa tian. or a coov of the Heme Seekers Guide, mHar; Warash Ofiice, X5C".rannn street, or write G.y.Cr.ATToy, f POINTS ABOUT HORSES. How to Jucftfe JM Coed and the Bad Qualities ci Eqitiaes. Honry Chilil;- JEirwin ha3 a papr la ae Century an "The Horse Market,"" from which the folio wing is extracted: And iht? brings us to consider wut are the mafkr 6f a good, serviceab. horse such as roost people want to buy. The chief points are the eye' 8s4 head; for, whether on thescore of safety or s pleaaar? in ownership, the essential thing is td have a horse that is intel ligent and gentle, $r one that is intelli gent vtd vicious, rather than stupid, far stupid osesare the most danger ous of alL Ev&r horse shos his character in his head. ad chiefly in the eye. just, as certainly as a man shows his character in his face; al though, an in the case of men. It is not always easy to feal what is written in the eqnine features. But ad to horses of positive character, positively good or positively bad. ULt oeed be no mis take. I once bought a mare o' a dealer, for a woman's use, without even faking her out of the stable. She seemed to be sound, and I felt sure from her eye that she vrtts riniWKaliy gentle and safe, and so she prdveM w be On the other hand, out of six or eig&fc horses shown to me at a sale-stable, en an other occasion, I rejected one the beat in the lot otherwise because his eye, though not absolutely bad. was such as to arouse suspicion, and the owner afterward admitted 10 tw that the animal was differen? from the rest in being a little "meaiL" I sention tries instances to show that a3y person of average intelligence can learn, lir tak ing pains, to read the equine character, tiorse-dealers and trainers seidom make a stuoy of this matter, because they do not care abous it. Whnt you should look for is a large, clear. luminous eye: what you should distrust is a small eye. a protruding eye. a sunken eye, an eye that shows the white, glancing backward, which Indicates bad tem per and above all. a glassy tremulous eye. which indicates stupidity Ir is hard to describe, but easily recognized. There should be a considerable space between the eyes. The ears and the carriage of them are hardly less sig nificant. Well-cut ears that move con tinually with a general tendency to be pricked forward indicate a good and lively disposition. Large ears, if well shaped, are better than verr small or "mouse" ears. Lop-ears, coarse ears, ears planted either very far apart or very close together, are to be viewed with great distrust. Next in importance to ihe had come the feet. They should be of medium size, neither steep like a mule's, cor fiat, but sloping at a medium angle. The best feet are "cup-shaped." that" is. so formed that when yen pick them up thev wih r.o!d wit'i s the other points of a horse. I shall not attempt to go into details, because I fear that they would convey information only to those who do not need it. But this'may be said generally by way of advice: Avoid a long-backed or thm-waisted. still more a long-legged, horse. Look for a compact, rather low-standing beast, with a good head, good eyes, and well-shaped ears, and you enr; not go far wrong. JAPAN'S IMPROVED POSITION. The ew Civilization Lt Caiiiinz tt-r in the Path ofPro :ir. It seems to us that one of the most creditable acts of the present adminis tration at Washington has been the negotiation of a new treaty with Japan, based upon recognition of the fact that Japan has attained the position of a maturely developed modem power. The treaty provides that after a few years more of the present system of consular jurisdiction the Japanese courts shall have the same authority to try cases which concern an Ameri can in Japan that the United States courts now have to try cases which con cern a Japanese citizen in this coun try Furthermore. Japan will be at lib erty to arrange her customs dues with out being bound by treaties which limit the rates of duty, says a writer in the Review of Reviews. The treaty pro vides for the extension of rights under the patent laws of each country to the citizens of the other War is aterrible thin:r and its indirect effects upon the life and character of a nation are always in some respects both deplor able and exceedingly difficult to out grow. Nevertheless, this particular war would seem in a great many ways to be a blessing to Japan. So far as ier outward relations are affected, it ias brought promptly from various aowers a respect and recognition which .-ears of ordinary diplomacy could not lave obtained, as to the effect upon the Japanese people themselves, the rar has so completely demonstrated ;he superiority of the modern and Oc udental methods over the ancient and ' Oriental ways that the reactionary larry is practically whipped out a ex stence. The new civilization which Fapan had borrowed and only partially issimilated has by virtue of this war ;een made her own. Henceforth no me can say that Japan is playing at European ways or imitating western uvilizaaon. In testing her new pan- , iply she has developed such skill in its lse that it would be impossible to re um to the discarded outfit or a genera ion ago. Baby in a Ten-inch "Well. The IS-months-oId child of Bill Gee, a farmer living near Tigertown. had a terrible experience on Tuesday even ing, says a Paris Texj special. A ten-inch bared well had just reached a depth of twenty-nine feet, being near the house, when the little one went out alone to investigate. Somehow he managed to fall in feet first and was impaled upon the end of the boring machinery, a part of which wSs yet in the welL The frantic mother was a witness to the horror aad immediately gave the alarm. The child could not be gotten oat of the hole, so the neigh bors were all summoned and some ! 'ry of them went to work digging a great square hole near the welL This being completed to a depth on a level with the child, a tunnel was made from the hole to the well and the child rescued, after being in its perilous con dition for twenty-three hours. Its plaintive cries. "Mamma! mxmTnn come take me out! were neartrending. The child will recover. He W Girt. The masculine style of dress some times causes a deal of trouble to the wearer thereof. Said a deacon to a young person, who leaving a wheel in the lobby, was stealing into the back seat of a country church: "You bad and wicked boy, why don't you take off your cap?" To this the bad and wick ed boy repIietL "If yeu please, sir. I'm i girL" .Mi Harraiien't Bail Wntins. An American author says that the worst "copy" in respect to bad wnting- t he ever saw he recently received from Mls3 Beatrice Harraden, author I "Ships That Pass in the Klght." 'tree snake stoey KILLING SIX - FOOT ROCKY MOUNTAIN RATTLER- Three Xcn Attacked Him bat He ytxdc Iz Exciting for TJssin Dog IMetl of rie Poiwm in Fifteen Minuter Feetl .jig a .Kelactaut Reptile. From far-off San Diego coifes this veracious story. The California who teK It says: "Ther Tvas a lively fight this week between a vicious old rattlesnake and tiree men out at the La Mesa reservoir. As the writer was descending the de clivity on the west side of the rocky gorge in which, the reserau "iam is being built he espied in tne shade of an overhanging rock a huge brown coC. snugly established as if to enjoy a prolonged sleep. The diamond mark inss indicated that it was a Rocky mountain rattler, the most venomous J of all rattlesnakes on the North Amer-' Jean continent. The writer jumped back in terror from the death-dealing reptile. He had almost put his foot upon the snake. Fortunately its slum ber was not distnrbeL Assistant En gineer Hamilton Clark hastily sum moned two laborers with long-handled shovefs. The men surrounded the sleeping snak. One of the men jabbed the sharp edge of the iron shovel into the center of the diamond-marked mass. Two streaks of rattlesnake shot cui. There was fury in it. The cruel shove! held the brown streaks from fly in into the faces of the men. while the rattle buzzed furiously Weil did they know the meaning of that sound. The deadly head of the disturbed snake waved about viciously in an effort to strike the bodies of the human tor- i mentors. The long handle of the shovel was struck again and again by the snake'4 deadly fangs until large drops of the venom discolored the hard :Gad. Here and there on the handle wgr tiny indentations made by the needle-pointed fangs. The powerful tail was wound tightly about the shovel handle for fnlly three feet. The man holding the shovel was care less. He thought the snake was too easy a victim. Suddenly the reptile gave a tremendous jerk and carried , the sE7Td with it, leaving the laborer unprotected and much astonished. The second man with the shovel quickly J pinned down the snake again, but not i UHtil it sunk its fangs into the thick ) boot of the third man. Luckily the j leather protected the flesh from the ! snake's teeth. It absorbed the poison, else the man wearing the thick boot would soon have been a corpse. The danger of continuing the light was ' apparent. The third man procured a long club. At the proper moment he struck the rattler's unprotected head ( and killed it. The reptile was over six feet long, the circumference of the body at the thickest part being nearly nine inches. It had fourteen rattles." Having disposed of the first snake the San Diegan recalls other yarns. E. S. Babcock. manager of Hotel del Coranadc. who returned recently from a week s hunting on the Santa Mar- garita ranch, brought back a rattle snake measuring nine feet and Ave inches, with seventeen rattles He writes "My victim was wide awake enough to give a pack of hound a live- j ly tussle. One of the dogs, struck in ( the neck, died in just fifteen minutes. ( This instance of the extreme virulence of the poison of the rattlesnake indi cates that when fresh from its winter ' slumber the rattler's venom is mncn stronger and quicker-acting than after a season of wakefulness. -hen ' the venom sacs have been emptied s and replenished frequently." 1 Snakes.it appears, are extremely fas tidious, every species being liniired to one or two articles of diet and prefer- ring to starve rather than eat anything else apparentiv quite as toothsome and suitable. Individual snakes, toe show strange prejudices in the matte of diet, so that it is necessary m every case to find out what the snakes pe culiarities are before feedinrx hin?. Rather than lose a valuable specimen by starvation, however, keepers in zo ological gardens now often use for. cramming food down the reptile'3 throat. This need be resorted to oriy ( occasionally as a snake will 1. -"e many -sfoeks without food. ITij operation of feeding a snake is by co means easy, as it shows its distaste by squirming about and it is often ne-eseary 'jo re strain the movements of rha body by inclosing it in a bar. Wiri large bous. pythons, and anacondas, however. ;his will not do. and the keeoer can accom plish his purpose only y a ort of wrestling match on the deer, the -rrrith-ing folds of the excited reptiles being controlled with arms .iiid fg3 alto gether. It is n-it generally known that many serpents produce a chemical substance of commercial value namely. murf acid, which is secreted in a pure, solid state by the kidneys. This is salable to the manufacturing chemist for lab oratory purposes, bringing sometimes as much as 52JJ1 u. poun-L SISMARCK ON HAPPINESS. He Ha &ui Wry Llrtlf of Ir Emperor William Hji! llore.f At Leipsic the other day Pnnce Bis marck made a speeh. in the course of which, he said- "In my long life i have rarely been happy. If I werp to figure out the total of the rare moments of happiness that I have had. I would find perhaps in all about twenty-four hours. In politics I have never had time enough to be happy. I hav always had to struggle, and when I was victorious cares came with the victory, and I had to males the most of them. In my private life I have had mo ments of happiness, first in my youth when I shot my first hare, and then aft erward when I (Hcase a farmer I was also happy with my wife and children. Eut to Icnow how to enjoy good fortune a peculiar gift that my old mastr. the emperor, possessed in a hizh dezree 1 it is necessary to be both phlegmatic and sanguine I often had a great deal of difficulty in bringing utm to a reso lution, hut, once formed, it was solid, j You could build houses on ir. He ' placed truth above everything, and j sometimes public affairs compelled us to remove ourselves a little from the truth. Thar, was always hard for the i old emperor. But he was very happy. and yet. for all that, how unfortunate he was!" All of which, goes to prove that, so far as Bismarck himself is concerned, nowithstanding his wonderful achieve ments, the game wasn't worth the Cchmbni ftati Bank I ftj! Sffttt 811 9Q6Q Lmb ttlsil 6 Mid mil t iniWlWTt : -RGXRB. BUYS GOOD NOTES iat !&-- oj-h'u.r.as xsn DrascroHs: L2a5dejz Gsr2ard, Prea'c, B. H. H25ST, Vice Prest, 3L Bscggsh, Cashier. Jons- Stachtke. G. W. Hulst. L -or- COLUMBUS, NEB., HAS AX Authorized Capita! of - $500,000 Paid in Capital, - 90,000 omcEia. C. H. SHELDON. Pres'c K. P. E. OEHLEICH. Vice Pre. CLABE: GBAY. Cashier. DANIEL 5CEBAM. Aaa't C DXBECTORS. E.3L WrreixrT. H. P H. Osnxjtrcx. C. E. SnxiJJO-f, W A. McAixiarsa, JCXkJ W2LCH. CiTlT-. ETZSS2. STOCKHOCXJEB3 9- C- Qhat. Gx&hasu LoszTca. T'tT GUAT, DAXI3L. 3CHBAM. J. F ra-e W-mrny T, Hsrar Losses. GEO. W tiirr.gr, AF E. OttTTT.WTCTT. J P BZCXXa ESTA2X SiiAXX soaza. Exxrcci. Bzcxza. 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