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VOLUME XXVL-NUMBER 25.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1895.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,325.
W,- ' Tgeoi!
: VJEAS BE AREAL HERO?
.'.'i.'B: McManui. in. Hani's Horn.'):
"THINK I-never at-
tended a funeral
- that.gae me as .little-,
"iim's . did .4im
.Hewitt's", an old
and . well-beloved'-
: "friend of mine, w.hq
- pMssel away after
- only a day's-illness,
". . before it. was real-
-uetl that he .was
But it Tvas like Jim
.to die" suddenly,-for -it was-a fashion
.'. f. his never -to givef'any one any trou-
- liln. -t .J.. a.' i
hie; riot -that -there were many who
".. .would have greatlj put themselves out
V- for him. "The-'sermon was a long and
. .. tiregome"pne,made up, Qf commonplace
."." remarks "' a.nd exasperatfn-; " platitudes,
-that-had; but lit'ye- bearing-upon "the
:- 'case.inhand. There-wag-a weary hour
""" fit ."drillihs and- wandering in of fum-.
Wing -about' in n-nimlcss, -objectless
"-" 'vay -that-was calculated-io do harm to
--'." lte;":c.aus'i o.-.'the - Christian religion.
. . X QcneraUtieSy- however glittering, would
"-Sf fit"..t"his..occasiori and there was no
" ..." iiecd-o'r 'them,- as the preacher had
.." knownlJim for many .years, and might
". '-.-.' UV?. nifintioned "his quiet,"' noble, self-
, .sacrificing life; -his. j-ears of -perpetual-
-m '" "and urieqmplainihg. .elf-denial and liv-
."-Vsing.fqr others.- He .did not allude to
": ""his'-chcerful, swtfet life which it seems
.'"""qj'hifi tliat a minister at least ought to
'. y Have understood and nppreciatedl. The
' :.oiily-c6mlorta"ble-''and-comfortrag thing
. -. there ns -about the'discourse was that
. - " ::U,'n""'lvas-"P"robably. happily-unconscious
.-. ..The choir sang-in an erijpty, soulless
:..-- jay, some. SM-eet eld" hymns that even
.-.-iK'gligencc. and 'carelessness -could -not
- ..""-'de.prive of all their-beauty and comli-
." ness.. the -eyes of tlie "singers wandering
': ' " '.fnrtl'vely down to their "black Jack"
1.-" :.V'"-. stuck on .the back of their -chairs. Oh,.
- .r cv i :i'-py x m. - . -
'isCr " .-."". . X.J .--"
ulJ'- . . . j. tViv-
r riZTv) Trfw . vt s-:r,-rA iiv.n v
"LINGERING. THERE BY THE NEW MADE MOUND
'.''. . - HERO."
.. if'.thcy had' ouly thought to think of
brave old Jim .as "he.was, they would
.never have. sung 'that way. "They would
". have.- made", the- hymns speak, of an
' .earnest, faithful -life that had entered
. "into "a glorious rest,
..-The mourners were -few and siis
"laine'd themselves with a fortitude that
'"."betokened, a statejof calm and. 'dignified
'resignation, and aTte.r. the grave" was
filled "sauhtered'sTowly ..and becomingly
'" away-"and 3oined-in properly subdued
J; conversation in the scanty gossip of the
. ;. I.a.m.iiot, as'a.rule, hard to please or
prone.'to"' bo critical of ordinary events,
but as I took my way. homeward across J
'.the fields I could not help .but reflect
'.thatJim's' .funeral had been a failure
.a""'stereotypod. farce a. kind of pious
' sarcasm. ...
; . Jim was -the oldest -of a large family
. .'of"-boys:and girls. "His;, father .had a
- "genius ibr. idleness -and .was .what his
neighbors lermetl. a. " do-less fellow;
jiatureoV tor exasperation and
-shiftless. beyond the expected Ttuits of
v shlftiessnes's. .
" . 'Jim was just -entering manhood when
--. his father's -deatH-occurred. ' The -wife
. was -a. "happy complement to the" hus
.'b.an'd. a shallow, selfish woman, to
. : -.whom 'even motherhood brought, but
' - .little grace or generosity or sweetness
" ;"of character, .and. it was a mystery .to
--'niee. while yet a lad and all through
. "life -"how Jim could .have been "the off
".. 'spring of such unpromising parents.
-. "My friend was born for a scholar, the
-"'love'of learning having been implanted
". in "--him. somehow.- .In books he out-,
" .stripped us all not that this feat "re
quired, much alacrity, but his advance-
-. "m'ent -in. study, was something beyond
- Ms -years, and" his greatest happiness
was.'hv them. On 'the death of his
father'his limited opportunities and-ad
ntages of-learning-ceased and he be-
came the.head of an unwieldly, helpless
' The farm a lucky - legacy to the
parents became his schoolroom,
.which knew .him constantly forever
afterwards He" bravely put- away ail
Thoughts .-of.-self and long-cherished
ambitions,-directing his energy to the
VapDOFt' of the-dependent household..
"Jim told me rears afterwards that it
was with a geod deal qf bitterness and'
after-many, a boyish" cry that he. could
- bring, himself to abandon his ambi--lion
to'-make .something of himself "by
'm'eansof an education.'- But he entered
" '"""ravely -and ' manfully .upon what--.
p'roved.. "an ungrateful task: ."The
jnoCher, vain and -querulous,, gave him
but little-aid) which made his brphan-
'agC-.cbm'plete; He had not even -the
. comfort of encouragement and appre
ciation, .and" he stood isolated and. alone I
- by- his own thronged fireside.
."' -"Four -years after the' father's --death
"the -mother' became an. In-valid hope-
le'ss'-and confirmed, with only energy.
- enough remaining in her to make -her-
ibelf and all about unspeakably -miser-
able and -unhappy. Selfish and exact-ing;'-JDreasonable
and unthankful, she
quickly frittered away such respect and
love -as -her younger children had once
borne her, and only. Jim was-left td pay
tfie tribute of a child's 'veneration for
its mother. And even his love she well
nigh killed, and with a guilty con
sciousness .that it was almost dead, he
redoubled his care, and his best and
. truest thoughts -were for her comfort
and happiness. His task was an un
grateful one. Such love as her loveless
nature possessed " she bestowed else
where, giving to Jim ingratitude and
unkindnes3. For twenty years she lived
thus; or there" were twenty years, of
her dying ,and-to the end of this weary
score, there was but "one to. love or care
for her. To the -uttermost and to- the
last with ..cares- and anxieties crowding
land filling his life, Jim was faithful.
honoring by deed where, no honor was
-inspired and loving as best he might
where no- love was sought or cared for;'
untiring to the end, never faltering o.ut
wardly, nor "growing weary, and the
only one to shed a tear or tenderly call
her mother when the coffin lid closed
down upon her wasted, useless life.
In her grave -was buried many of
Jim's best years, and if he wept for
those even as .he wept, for the- dead, it
'need "..not seem strange. Lingering
there bj' the new-made mound, I count
him. a. hero this Jim Hewitt whom,
to-day, twenty years afterwards we
buried. God helped him in tliat long
trial. I know this because his heart
was always warm and free from bit' J
Meanwhile there was the family of
brothers and sisters to be cared for,
and he bravely faced tho inevitable and
looked .the hard necessities of his life
in the face. That Jim
was willing1 to sacrifice himself had
i" long ago
been discovered, and those
about hint chose to make the most -of
his kindness. One brother and
strimgely,. the one Jim loved best, and
tiie one who loved Jim best In return
1 COUNT HIM A
was like the father, almost an aggra
vated copy of him good-natured, idle
and worthless. Because of his affection
Jim could not cast him off, he had so
little of love in life he could not spare
even this useless devotion. Nothing
could rouse him to work or usefulness
a nature endowed without purpose or
energy a human gristle without bone
or muscle. He lived a willing pensioner
upon Jim's bounty and added without
a thought to his many troubles and
burdens. An epidemic that swept the
neighborhood ended his career, allow
ing that a mere empty existence could
be called a career.
Another brother inherited. Or became
possessed of Jim's love of books, and
in him he hoped to sec what he him
self might have been had his conditions
and surroundings been kinder. With
such scanty means as he could com
mand hardly and wearily earned he
aided and encouraged the brother in
his "aspirations and ambinons, and bv
Jim's help, or rather byjlis help alone.'The inventor of soap was a friend of
in the fulness of time
became a saW
cessiui man inJwciio
Jim's pride in
mi was srreat. UUt his
honest vanity :as his only calhnens.-v
lion. With male than corafnon success
and a fairly Jillihnt carir came for-
getfulnesjp"he one to wlom he owed
all", andas years went J"y his elden
brotherAecamc as- anfe tradition t
him affunpleasantn-eminder of a 1'a
iiy and a past of ufiich he was
eeeilmgry proud orrcared to. vyttiHaVre-
memner. Thisjp a cruelvhurt. and
one night nojflbng ago Jinijiold mc of
it in his kim. forgiving way; but he
laid his heawipon the tabjp and cried.
The son m this hvoii was at" tn
funeral u-ray a tiire manly looki
young fellow, fashiqpably dressed,jith
a wild marguerite 'in his button' hole
which he .had 'Pick!d in ,one "ff , the
groves. He listened intently .and there
was a look on his face' that I liked, and
yet I could tell that his father had
never told him of Jim.
Two sisters his youngest charges1
inherited the beauty and vanity .of the
mother, leavened w'ith the good-natured
harmliessness of the father. He- was
brother, guardian and friend to them
and reared tliem as carefully as he"
could. -Their demands were-constant
and absorbed his hard earnings with
out a;thought of thankfulness or grati
tude. With some advantages which by
self-denial he" .was able to give them,
united with their, weak, pretty, faces,
both made favorable marriages that is,
for themselves. -Like their brother in
the city with prosperity and." inde-.
pendence, came forgetfulnesa and ob
literation of - their living . benefactor
from their minds; their hearts had
never been envolvcd.and the process re
quired but a brief time. They and some
of their children stood by Jim's grave
to-day, but nothing save their stylish
muorning indicated that the humble
sleeper was or had ever been anything
to them. I nope he never realized how
little he was loved by; those who had
great reason to love him well.
Jim Hewitt did his dnty as he saw
it"; did it quietly, so uncomplainingly;
did it with such courage and such
bravery. Men like him are not born
every day. It is a good deal to five up
a' life and then have so little to show
for it 1 have' been asking myself some
questions: Is a man a he'ro if he wages
no. wars save those of self-denial and
self-sacrifice? Is a man a hero in plain
clothes, with hands hardened with toil
for others? As' the world reckons
heroes and remembers them with shaft
and tablet, the man of whom I have
been writing was scarcely one, but
somehow I can't help but think that in
the sight of God Jim Hewitt will stand
as' good a chance of notice and his
name will be written as fair in the
Lamb's Book of Life, as those who
fought on hattlefields and commanded
and conquered armies.
MALE AND FEMALE.
But the MagUtrat. Who Ym to' Marry
Them Conldo't Tell.
At 11 o'clock yesterday morning two
young people in bifurcated garments
entered. Justice "Murphy's office in the
city hall and asked to be joined in
matrimony, says Chicago-Tribune. The
justice said he would' be very much
pleased, but .asked': "Where is the
young lady?" Then he discovered his
mistake. The young woman laughed
good naturedly at the justice's mistake,
while he' hid his blushes behind the
marriage license, which authorized
Eva Mac Christen, aged 19 years,- and
George W. Clarke, aged 21 years, to
Their costumes yesterday were ex
actly alike, both of gray .tweed.-' The
bride wore a white shirt waist under a
Norfolk jacket, a white silk Windsor
tie, and leggings to match the costume.
The groom wore a white". Sweater-and
their peaked caps were identical.
"This is not the first case of bloomers
we have had uerc in connection with
marriage license," 6ald Clerk Sal-
onths ago a couple
came here in
case the girl
and took . the
the bride's at-
bloomers, but in that
asked the questions
After the ceremony
tendant. Miss Rogers, confidentially in
formed Justice Murphy she was soon
to wed and was having, an elaborate
pair of- bloomers fashioned for the oc
casion. The bridal party mounted thejhk
wnceis lmnieuiajgiyauer mo ceremony
and went bowlftig "merrily down toward
Michigajhdrfenue. & ''
Wlro Fenre Tel
on many Australian ations,
are found to be
gyle of Gunbower station, Gunbower,
Victoria, describes his experience of
the wire-fence telephone in the Scien
tific American as .follows: "Some two
years ago I satisfactorily utilized the
top wire of thelxlsting fences "on this
station fojlephonic use. First of all,
1 may jthat since nHr8fation was
satisfactorily served bjl this inexpen
sive method (2s. Gd. jje'r mile) of tele
phoning I have bieri inundated jfrfli
letters from all pvts of AustraljJind
that at the preMR time thereaemany
hundreds otJmles of .stpftfon fences
throughouThis and thr neighboring
colonies ''Drought into,Tequisition for
the purpose. Our climate, as you arq-j
aware, is very dry (average rainfall
S inches to 9 inches): in consequence
insulation is not such an important
matter. On this property w.e have
1 about six hundred posts to the mile- of
fencing, the wire passing through an'
auger hole in the ordinary way; the
rust that forms on the wire makes a
sufficiently thick skin to insulate it
from slight moisture. At the straining
posts' we file the rust off the wire at
either side, and tightly screw or key
en a piece of clean wire to carry the
current around the post; at knots or
loop joints we make a continuous con
nection in the same way: We use the
ordinary long-distance . microphone
transmitters at either end, .with the
dynamo call bells and receivers. In
addition, we have a portable instru
ment, which can be attached to wire at
any point when out on the run, and-in
this way can send messages to the
homestead. Our longest service is 16
miles, but one run has a continuous
service of 28 miles, and from my ex
perience there is no reason why in a
dry climate it could not be utilized
on much longer lengths."
how safe sin. may look,.
"s enu is uuaiu.
doesn't take much money to make
a good man rich. '
To have money often 'mean's to have,
the devil for a master.
' No prayer ever hurts a prayer meet
ing b being.too" short.-- .
- WHAT WOMEN ARE DOING.
Lady Salisbury has a habit of turning
away her head when shaking hands
with a stranger.
rs. A. S. Palmer, who died recently
li Cleveland, taught James A. Garfield
Miss Llelewyn -Davis, the leader of
the woman suffragists-of Great Britain,
is a remarkably, handsome woman.
Among the employes of the treasury.
department at-Washington is Mrs. Wil-
cox, a grandniece of President Jackson.
It is said that-Mrs. William R. Mor
rison, who for years has been her hus
band's. constant adviser, is a very able
Mrs. Mary F. Hansel, ofEllenville,
N. Y., became enough of a lawyer to
be debarred for fraudulent methods in
executing pension vouchers.
Mrs. Harmon, the wife of the new
attorney general, is said to- be an tin-"'
usually fine conversationalist -and a
woman- of rare intellectual powers.
. In St. John's church, Moline Ala., the
largest church in 'the state (Episcopa
lian), the power.to vote in parish meet
ings is expressly granted' to women.
Miss Marnie Mackenzie, daughter of
Sir Alexander Mackenzie, principal of
the Royal Academy of Music, London,
is likely .to make the stage her profes
sion. Miss Douglass, the' champion ama
teur markswoman of England, recently
scored fifty-seven bhll'seyes in succes
sion with a revolver at twenty yards'
ks are now fled
Jffeen the homjstead and
bowffdary huts. Jrr. E. Ar-
BY AN EYEWITNESS.
STOfcY OF THE MASSACRES AT
MoofUfa, a Kardteh Bricaari, Tdl. a
Graphic Story of the Terrible Klaaghter
HeartreadtBg; Sceaea of Fiendish
-'Cruelty He Saw. at Sassoon.
OT yet' closed is
that awful chap
ter of history, the
of Kurdish ' brig
ands and Turkish
troops in the val
leys of Armenia.
Out 'from- the'
depths of those
bosky glades the
cries of the wretch
ed survivors of the massacres, now be
reft of half their kinsfolk, and in the
midst of a waste -and desolate land,
ring. The history of those' horrors is
slowly being pieced together, the nar
rative now assuming a clear and con
tinuous form, unprejudiced and free
A Kurdish brigand, Moostafa, who
was not only a' witness of the frightful
scenes of Ghellyegoazan, but who was
a participant in them as well, and-who
murdered the helpless Armenians right
and left with his own sword, 'recently
talked at Constantinople to an English
correspondent with the utmost freedom.
- Hitherto the stories of the outrages
have come from the sufferers themselves
alone. , Now that the first word from
the other side is heard, it is to be seen
that those stories were not exaggerated,
that their only fault was: in painting
the horrors too- dully and in not laying
on with glaring pigments the vivid,
dreadful terrors of those valleys where
a defenseless people" were subjected- to
every indignity and to tortures that
must forever be hidden, for the reason
that they cannot be printed.
Moostafa saw it all. All the burn
ings, the sticking of human beings as
if they were pigs, the murdering of in
nocent children by catching them' by a
limb and" hurling them through the air,
the .ravishing of. women, the. thousand
and one keen tortures of these lewd
men of the hills and still lewder sol
diers "of the Sultan, passed before his
eyes. The very fact "that he failed .to
see anything wrong in this massacre of
the Christians, but took it quite as a
matter of course, gives his story keener
interest and additional picturesqueness.
-"We jpnrds -are nop the bloodthirsty.
rumajpr. people sawe are,
"is of we arejpr. .mat is; sajgawarc;
but theya""lthe .worst", antfwe don't
hold with them: We donWmind scat
tering the brains of a feCiaours when
we are pillaging aiwnor running off
with a few girls-the Prophet himself
says that is all'right. Even plunging a
dagger into an infidel's heart or bowels j
is a-thing that we have to do often, but
that is our business. How else are we"
to live? Armenians have sh'eenrnd
fields and corn; we have only nfr guns
As the Kurd said thlse words he
sprang to his feetAphCuresque objec.
he was as he stapelRo tell his story,
a superb specjmen of the man Qf the'
"steppes. HisRostume was gUdy-coI-ored,
and ifas surmountedByliTur
ban on nsiiead and a ,hooL4round his
neck. Brown werehisas, and of a
deep tanned leathjfntwas his -face.
Along, dark mudtche, untrimmed and
ragged, produced; an effect of fierceness,
and from under it came a low-pitched,
deep and' sonorous voice. This wasjhe
man in repose. As he' went on witft his
tale some idea couhT.be gained jK the
wild beast that he becanpaa-rirn he
scented plunder. r
"Sly name," the Kvamsh -miscreant
chanted rather than sd, "is Moostafa.
I am a Kurd of the tribe of Haider
anli no .better man in the Hamidieh
regiments of the Padishah. Ifvfwith
the Haideranll in Alashkerd,- and I wish j
I were well back there again. - But Al
lah alone knows .whether I can soon go
home. f I am not a toren (a no
ble) only a "raya (a subject). There
is the same difference between the two
that' there is between 'a Kurd and any
Armenian, or very nearly. . '
"The pits in which the Armenians
were buried when killed -were in a
.valley. There were several. 'The bodies
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were thrown Into them during the
night. The bodies of the dead? They
were not "all dead. . Some were only
wounded, and might perhaps have lived
if they, got a ehance, but they did not.
Some were killed outright,- like that
priest I told you of. only they were a
very long time about it.
"But afterward they were tried, and
they ran a bayonet a couple of times'
through a man's body and left him
lying. Then he was dropped into one
of the pits; Afterwards some soldier's
came along and prodded the bodies on
the top, just to see if they, were really
dead, and if anyone moved he was
prodded; too. with a bayonet. But
that's all. Some who were down below
were not dead, but .nobody touched
them. They died in time." "-
rt was without the turning of a hair
that. Moostafa 'told the lion "bio story
of the dread pit of Ghellyegoozan. With
a touch that was quite as lightsome
and careless, he then began to speak
of the prisoners. .
"We kept them in tents, that is thp
female prisoners who were to be sent
to the harems. No men were taken
not until after the massacre, when
Moorad and his comrades were- -surprised
In a cave. The soldiers -always
stood guard, not the Kurds.- The ofli- J
cers gave all the orders, and. there was
one head officer, but I don't know his
It was kept dark. .-I-helped to;
fix tip. his tent. He carried a tube to.
look through: He talked much to the
officers, but we, never heard him speak.
They were. all afraid of him. - We were
afraid- of them, and didn't like to have
to carry out their orders. What we
came to Sassoon for was not to kill, but
"I did not see '-any "women or girls.
SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS.
dishonored by "the soldiers, but I hear
it was done" iu camp, and I know that
many women and girls werc'takeri otT
to Dlarbek'ir, across the hills, and. some
in the direction, of Mossoul. I heard of
one girl "or woman who was taken to the
harem of a Kurd' in the Plain of Djaiv
bekir and then ran away disguised as a
.Kurd. I saw a very, fine girl in camp.
A-colonel took her to Erzhigan. to his
Czarin and the Wotnmi Oncttmi.
The influence of .the Russian empress
is strongly felt in the sphere of intel
lectual "progress. She-has manifested
great interest in ".the growth- of- the
woman movement, and. in court circles
this subject is one that engrosses much
attention. It is related- that. a. .meet
ing of feminists was recently about to
be held" in the capital, and that, the
empress 'was-.anxious" -to obtain fuller
information about the precise aims of
he saiiLihadvan'ced Russian women than she was
likely to get from the. St. Petersburg
press.... The ladies of the court, as well-.
as the. czar himself, wfre questioned on
the subject.-but-. at .that time their
knowledge of the matter was riot very
extensive. The empre'ss. therefore dis
patched one of her. secretaries to the "j.
meeting, with orders to take a full re
port of the proceedings. This she -has
also" done on every similar occasion
subsequently, so there is every appear-
ance that the "court will-nqw.be kept
Well in touch with the aspirations of
the pioneers of feminism in Ru5ia.
- .In AfttoniMhius; IMsrncr.
Ah astonishing discovery in regard to
the-production of electricity is an
nounced, which, if genuine, will do
away with the necessity of burning coal.
Dr. Borchers, of Driesburg. Germany,
says that Jie has found that electricity,
is generated by th'e conversion of hydro
carbon, and carbonic oxide into car
bonic' acid, and as this is the same
thing that takes place in burning -coal
'he accomplishes the same end by chem
ical means by" what he calls the wet
process. While ar steam' engine utilizes
about 12 per cent." of .the theoretical
energy and a gas engine 20 per cent.,
Dr. Borchers 'claims that his new proc
ess gives no less than 8 per cent.
Try It aaU ee, .'
A pair of wrought iron tongs,, or a
piece of hoop heated and .bent until the
ends form a circuit like the feet of
tongs, will magnetize a knife blade laid
upon them and r'ubed with another
piece of steel. The cause is. not yet
When the temperance society makes
fracts the devil I supposed to make
tracks hi an "opposite direction.
KEIR HAROIE AS A CRITIC.
Halt the Bowery aad Ki!e 0r the
Kelr Hnrdy recently visited the Bow
ery says New York Sun. He" whs dis
appointed at finding' it "n pfeuy-.safe
thoroughfare and not at all the Bowery
it was-when William M. Thackeray, the
novelist,described the "Bowery Boy."
Mr. Hardie was'seen by n Sun-reporter
!. at the Broadway Central iiotei after he
had returned from Brooklyn and had
been put under fire by Lucien Sanial.
Daniel". de 1-eon. and several other" so
cialists. He hail discarded the mining-
cap for a straw hat. The only thing
that pleased him was the Brooklyn
bridge, which he thought a wonderful
piece of engineering. He was very un
favorably, impressed with the architec
ture of the business part of New York.
"1 wtmt along Broadway." he said, "rnd
was surprised at the utter lack of uni
formity in the buildings. You would
find a ten-story building cheek by jowl
with a four-story structure, and as far
a&tho architecture is concerned. I could
see no .pure specimen of any kind. On
the contrary. Grecian. Roman, Gothic,
and Renaissance and sometimes mixed
up in the one building. The result is
very incongruous. I 'think the New
York -merchant princes, with the
money, they spent on -these nuildusgs.
might have had had results pleasantcr
to Jui artistic taste. In London the
buildings in the business streets are
more uniform, aud, in niy opinion, in
finitely .better from ah artistic point of
"What do you think of the- condition-
of the stree.s?".
"I think the condition very bad. .If
it was worse at any tjme it- must have
.'been deplorable. Such a. condition of
affairs would not be tolerated in any
fourth-rate" provincial townin England.
In London there is a system by whit-buoys
-with scoops at every block or iwo
take away every bit of dirt or dust as
it appears to stationary covered dust
bins, You would see no-town which
claims to be of any. importance" in
England as dirty as New York."
. here Wni" l.oul -in Vlntrhlfc
Twenty years record of coeducation
at Cornell University -show that the
women lead in scholarship." They
hav'e a "higher record throughout the
four 'years course-than the men; more
women than meii 'reeeived"'"ih'e highest
icconl for scholarship, and. with thi
exception of oratory, women took more
than their proportional share of honors
and prize?. .
MORE OR LESS" HUMOROUS.
' "t ie acrobat's lor is :pi iin'ortmia.."
one,- for no mailer--ii.w much he makes.
,e is subject io reverses. . Baltimore
American.- " - . . .
Cumso: "Are "you goiug to. tne .pic
nic?' Cawker: . "No." Cumso: '"Why"
not.' Cawker--.. I went to a picnic
"Speaking of racing, what gait does'a
.man strike when ho Is going to th- den
tist .to have "a 'tooth" pulled oat?"
"Tooth-hurty." Shoe and Leather Re
porter. " . - " "
The sufferer: "Do vou think- it would
I felie'vc my. toothache .if I should -hold
!a little liquor in my. mouth?". His
wife:- "It might. if you could do it."
Liie. " "- . " ....
hhe: 1 11 marry you. George, if you
can satisfy father that you can 'support
me." He:. "Do you think 1. could get
him to play poker with me just onceT"
Mrs. Hushmore: "You'll have to set-"
tie up or leave." Summer boarder:
"Thanks, awfully! The last place 1
was at" they made me do both." Illus
trated Paper. - . . ...
. Mr. .Upton (acrosst the airshaft): ".I
wish you folks wouldn't make so .much
.noise; you're keeping" our baby awake.'
Mr. Forthflohr (blandly): "Oh. we- are.
j are we? Well," just ask your baby how
I he likes it himself.'" Puck.
, A kind husband: "Wifey, dear, I have
, just brought you two bottles of extra'
old Barolo for your birthday." "But
you -know - very well I -never drink
wine." "Well, I'll drink it myself to
your good health.'". r II Motto per
Blevins: "The comic papers are al-.
ways talking about women looking un
der their beds' to see if there Is a man
there.. Now, do you think "a woman,
ever found a man under the bed?".Hen
peckt: "Oh, yes. Married women often.
i do "Truth.
m CURE 1STHIM.
The majority of sufferers .from
Asthma and kindred complaint, after
trying: Doctors and numberless Reme
dies advertised as positive cures, with
out avail, have come to the conclusion
that there is no cure for this most dis
tressing disease; and these same per
sons will be the more in doubt and skep
tical when they learn through th col
umns of the press that Dr. Rudolph
SchlfTmann, the recognised authority,
who has treated more-cases of these dis
eases than any' living Doctor, has
achieved success byperfectiac "
edy which not only gives relief la the
worst cases, but has positively cured
thousands of sufferers who were con
sidered Incurable. These were just aa
skeptical as some of our readers now
are. Dr. Schiffmann's remedy ao 'doubt
possesses the merit which Is claimed for
it or he would not authorize-this paper
to announce' that he is not only willine
to give free to each person suffering;,
from Asthma. Hay Fever, Phthisic, or
Bronchitis one free liberal trial package
of his cure, but' urgently requests all
sufferers .to send him their Basse" and
address and "receive a package, abexv
lutely free tf charge, knowing- that la
making, the claim he does for his cure
a strong- doubt may arise in the -minds
of many and that a personal test, as he
offers to all. will be. more convincing
and-prove Its merits than the publishing-
of thousands of testimonials from
others, who have" been permanently
cured by the use of his Asthma cure.
"Dr. Schiffmann's" Asthma Cure," as. it
Is called, has been sold by all drug
gists ever since It was first introduced,
although many persons may never have
heard of.it. and it -is with a view to
reaching these that he makes this offer.
This is certainly a most generous ana"
fair offer.and all who are suffering; from'
any of the above- complaints should
"write to him at once -and avail them
selves of the same, "as positively bo free
samples cnu be obtained after Oct. 10. Ad
dress Dr. K. KchhTnian, 335 "Rosabel street,
St. Panl, Minn.
A WI- Choir.
A-younff lady'in charge of-the cap
fain of a P. & O. boat had tvo suitors
on board, and a'p'ug- do-r. Tlie latter
fell overboard and one of her swains
instantly, jumped after it into' the sea.
The other confined himself to leaning
over the side and' crying, -'l'oordpjr-gie'"
When the rescuer came on board,
dripp'n?. the young lady turned to the
captain and' asked him "which of her
two lovers, after such an incident, he
-would recommend her to take.-. He was
a" practical- man and replied.V'fake the
dry one," which she accordingly did.
No I'iligrr Work.
Dean Hole tells of -an oki-fashioned
cathedral verger, lord' of tlie aisles,""
who one noon found a pious visitor on
his knee's in the sacred building. The
verger hastened up to him and said, in
-alone-of indfrrnant excitement. -TKe
serviccsin this cathedral are"at-10in
the morning and at.-l ih the afternoon.
and wo don't have no fancy prayers."
. - r .
tlniwins the l.'nr.-
She had fidgeted in her chair for a
pood hour, until she could stand it no
longer." Said she. in accents which told
how she had suffered: 't'eo. McStay
cr, yon are not indifferent to ine. I will
be.your'wife if you .viil only ask me.
anil if you don't want mcKiysO. But
there .is one thing- you must under-stai:-r
once for all this is not a con
tinuous performance house." Boston
Transcript. - .
Selfishness is a bard snake to kill.
Th 'Toss of Christ -is-, the key to"
Everything. God gives us to do needs.
to be done.
Christians get along faster when
they travel in pairs." "
God's-fire in the hcartsoon melts at:
the lead in the feet.-
Whoever takes.Chrtstfor.a'topIc will
eoon have him for a guest.
" The better we know the Bible,- the
plainer God can talk to us.
If we talk about Christ we will never
run out of something to say. .
It takes the man who carries God'i
message a long while to get tired.
Many hear the voice of Christ before
they know who It Is that speaks.
Whatever Christ has given the churcn
to do, every Christian should gladly
try to do.
" Police Justice What's the charge
against this man? Policeman Im
personating an -officer. "What did he
.do?" "He walked, up to a street ven
der's stand and took a handful of pea
nuts." Chicago Record.
DAMAGES FOR LIBEL,
A Vlrgiala Faper Braaght te Tessas Tsy
the Aaaericaa Beak Ceaiaaay. '
A dispatch from Norfolk, Vs., says:
"The American Book company of "New
York has last nined. signal victory fat the
courts of. Virginia aad has received aa ab
solute and complete vindication after a long
and exhaustive trial by special jury la the
Circuit -court of this city. .The Pilot news
paper of tail city, upon the awarding" of
the contract for schoot books to the Amer
ican Book company, printed a long articl
written and prepared ty IL E.Byrd, aa
agent and attorney for.Gma & Co.. of Sew
York, in which it was charged that the
state- superintendent had beea. bribed by
the American Book company. The Pilot
was immediately seed for libel, and, after
a five weeks' trial, which created aa im
mense amount of- interest throughout the
state, a verdict for punitive damages wan
recently awarded, and the jary found that
ihe statements made were fake and a
delii-erate libeL Not only so, but the.
company, .upon unimpeachable evidence,
wns proved to have dealt honorably aad np-rigktly-in
every particular ia their negotia
tions with the state officials. It was furth
er proved at the trial that ao better terms
Liul beea made with any other state for
hcli-.ol I .'C h. In fact", the attorney-general-of
Virginia stated that the Americas' Book
company-'seemed to throw open their whole
business to us,' and after fall aad complete
examination of all the original contracts
made with the various states he expressed
bimself as absolutely satisfied that the
prices were the same fa all cases sad that
no dLcrimination whatever had beea made
against the state of Virginia. Furtheraaore
be mentioned tbataoaeof the statements
of the American Book company bad beea
accepted until every one of .them had beea
absolutely verified by direct reference to
the governors of some fifteen states, with
whom contracts had been made. -This
of the American Book company were cor
rect in toto. This celebrated case has thus
ended in a complete triumph ia every re
spect for. the American Book company, aad
has shown in clear contrast the clean and
business-like methods in which they csrrtr
on their great industry as compared with"
the attempted ase of political palls. sad
misstatements by their opponents." Chi
1 here i no true greatness' except -the
greatness .of usefuines.
New Mexico spent $45,000 for churche
sad $t,4S"",0l" for liquor last year.
Tho despised milkweed' can be used to'
advantage. Its seed yields a.f-nepil.
O'ocd pasture makes flesh and growth
more rapidly than dry food does.' '
Frederick Tennyson, the elder brother of
Alfred, will soon publish a sew volume of
Indieerlminate breeding is one of the
causes of lessened proita with sheep.
Nearly allthe 'Loadou newspapers Ley
their 'iriat paper in Getmaay.
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CLARK OKAY. Cashier.
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