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VOLUME: XXVI. NUMBER 36.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 18, 1895.
WHOLE NUMBER 1.3H6.
HE most memor
able Christmas in
m y recollection?
. Yes, eir. Well,
there arc many
sions irrthe life of a
but this one Is
The old prospec-
.' m tor, declining the
proffered Havana, proceeded to fill his
)ipe vith considerable deliberation, as
. ift srttled down on a huge boulder.
.Thc crisp. i)right air of a beautiful Oc-
; tofcer.. morning lent additional vigor
- and, energy to, every faculty.
I tool: a survey of the old man be
fore he "proceeded with his story.
. ifrlzzled hair and beard and a slight
.' stoop of the shoulders bespoke years
of CTtoil and expectation expectation
unfulfilled, but ever fresh with each re
Little does humanity estimate the
"(Vjhts it owes these hardy pioneers,
who have led the way across steep and
f dangerous "trails, delving constantly
.ecneatli tlie soil, to open to the world
its. treasure-vaults. Onward they go,
,.3s civilization follows, to still more
"'unexplored regions, until the very heart
' af- the Sierras is like an open book.
And uiien the last pick is struck, when
'life's fnse has burned itself out, a
stone pile perchance marks the last
" irsting-pJacc of a hero, whose kind is
o'uow almost extinct.
"The old man continued: "You see,
'just before the Carbonate excitemec.
Iirokc out, 1 was clerk in a supply
rre at Denver. While wages were
tojerably fair, even for the West, it
, wbtT slow progress toward getting rich
. - -too .slow, in Tact, when one could
Iwaf "every day as how the boys were
TIIEN. ENSUED A
Jimlcing rich strikes and selling out
their claims at a big figure.
;That spring a young fe'.'.ow had
wme out from the states and gone to
work in the storr. He was a very
quiet sort of a fellow had little to say
io anyone and was a good worker. But
there was something on his mind. A
blind man could have noticed it. be
cause he would sometimes in the niid
tlle of his work, and get to thinking
"njid studying. He was a little more
t communicative toward me than tne
, . "One night after supper my strange
friend let us call him Jim had taken
a stroll, up tovi-n. About nine o'clock
lie came rushing in with a copy of the
local paper in his hand. His face was
'Gushed and his manner excited.
" ' " 'That settles it. Bill. I'm off for the
jiciv"district. .lust read here what
t;trikcs- have been made out there the
past wcx?k. Better pack your traps
and conic along."
"Well, J read the news, and the fever
. ctFmnt inc. 100. The rush was fairly on. j
nd in two days time v. e bad fitted out
. nud v.-prc among a large cavalcade that
was striking out for the new Carbonate
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vilic.l "We reached the camp, staked
out a'claim.and sot to work with a will.
We struck a fairly gocd lead and de
cided to -follow it up.
"There are many pleasant features to
n prospector's life, and there are also
U;e enady sides. We lived in a tent
on our claim, cooked our own meals j
and washed our own clothes. The
1 ramp Itself was about as wild a place
. as it has been my fortune to see be
fore or since. AH the elements of a
.'frontier mining-camp were thoroughly
"We did not frequent the place much,
but pwt in our spare time ia building
. board-and-log shanty, preparing for
the coming winter. Jim worked away
-xith a vengeance. He seemed to be
almost in a state of fever. Our pros
pec: was getting better as time ad
vanced and we became reasonably sure
rif some returns, sooner or later. Win
ter set in early in the mountains, and
as the days grew shorter, our hours of
labor were cut down.
"It was just a few days before Christ
mas. An unusually heavy snow had
fallen, and it was bitter cold. So we
decided to let the mine take care of
' itself that day and remain near tbe
"I had long wanted to know some
thing about my companion. But it was
ever .the rule among us "Western men
not to aslc questions, but wait for ex-
changes of confidence, wbjch invaria
bly came in good time. I broke the si
Jirnce by telling Jim the .story of my
"He finally gave me a few items from
liis own, and I learned that the chief
. object of his stay in tbe "West was to
acquire a fortune, if possible, in order
to marry a young lady in tbe East,
who from a financial point of view was
s little above his station. Unfortunate
ly for him aad his friends, J failed to
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"The day before Christmas the
weather broke (moderated) and we
went to the mine to put in a good day's
work. We had now quite a shaft down,
with a cross-cut about twenty feet long,
which we had lately started for ex
ploring purposes. We worked in the
latter that day, and soon encountered
a formation different from ..-ything we
had so far discovered. The earth was
now soft, and great caution had to be
exercised in working, to avoid a cave
in, which would have meant death to
both of us.
"As if the same thought had moved
us both, we took out of our pockets the
extra candles we had brought along,
and started to examine the material In
which we were working.
"To be sure, we were not mistaken,
we had opened an immense pocket of
Bilvcr-gold carbonates. The end of our
tribulations was at hand, and visions
of comfort and wealth floated before
"I turned around to offer my con
gratulations to my partner and held out
my hand. A bright bit of steel was
gleaming in my face, and Jim stood be
fore me with the look of a maniac in
his eyes, and a drawn six-shooter in
"He found bis voice after an effort
At last,' he said, 'the wealth I've
searched for is within my grasp. Bill,
you don't need it. You shall not leave
this place alive unless you agree and
promise to let me have this mine and
the proceeds. It is all mine; I brought
you here, and now I want It.'
"What could I do? Argument was
useless. I was unarmed, and cared
little anyhow to take the poor fellow's
life. The sudden good fortune had
turned his brain. Jim was a raving
maniac. But how could I circumvent
his plan to murder me?
"I talked to nim for a long time, try-
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nut tne weapon was always leveled at
my head, while he demanded a deed to
the claim. The prospect was not flat
tering. I asked him to come to the j
cabin or to the camp and have the j
papers made out. but he uttered a dia- !
bolical laugh and declined to go. For i
several hours we argued back and forth, :
deep underground, with no light save t
that from our candles. The situation
j became desperate. The candles would
soon give out, and then in the darkness
a tragedy might take place. I did not
care to be murdered in cold blood by
this maniac. Whatever transpired
must come quickly, and I decided to
disarm the fellow. It was a risky thing.
but absolutely the only way out of the '
"I picked up the bucket rope that was 1
lying at my feet and, toying with it t
carelessly, kept talking to the lunatic.
Measuring the distance between us with
a glance, I leaped suddenly upon him,
carrying him down by my own weight
The revolver exploded, but only in
flicted a flesh-wound in my left arm.
"Then ensued the most desecrate
struggle in which I was ever engaged" I
Jim fmiP-nt with th .iacn-,fin -...l I
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superhuman strength usuallv develop2d j
by maniacs. For over an hour we
struggled back and forth. I had no de- !
sire to injure the fellow, onlv to secure J
him. Finally his strength gave way.
and I soon had iim bound hand and '
He cursed and begged, all to no
Purpose. I hurried to the camp for as- .
sistance to convey Jim from the bot
tom of the mine to a place of safety.
"The stars were commencing to peep
through the clouds, and just as we en
tered the one long street of the camp,
the cold winter moon rose over the
mountain, shedding a pale light over
the slowly moving procession. What a
home-coming for Christmas Eve!
"Would he ever recover enough -.o
tell us of the names of his friends? I
told the boys the story, and many a
rough face was turned away, as its own
er no doubt was thinking of the friends ,
"Jim had to be taken to the asylum.
I sold the claim at a good figure, and
stayed around to give him all possible
aid. But he never regained his sounl
senses, and died soon after with the
secret cf his life buried in his breast."
The Killing Tasslon.
The sufferer slowly raised his eye
lids. "Where am I?" he asked.
"You were run into by another bi
cyclist," answered the attendant.
"Later, when he was about to breathe
his last, he asked in a touching manner:
"What was the name of his machine V
Ready for Hias.
"Our side is going to spring some uu-looked-for
disclosures on you," said a
lawyer to one of the opposing attorneys.
"We've been expecting some unlook
ed-for disclosures," was the reply, "so !
you'll not take us unawares." Oakland j
AN OLD IRISH KINO.
A IU.1 Paac Was Brtari Bern
Hl Harp fittll PnumA
Brian Borolhme, or Bora, was a real
personage and perhaps the greatest of
the eld Irish kings, says the Brooklyn
Eagle, fie belonged to a celebrated
clan known as the Dalcassians. He
had a brother named Maaon and for a
time the two worked together to drive
out the Danes and extend their own
power over other parts of Ireland than
that to which their clan belonged; They
were very successful. Mahon became
king of a section of the country, but
was soon after taken captive by some
of his rivals .and murdered. Then
Brian rose in his might. Gathering his
clansmen together, he marched with
great rapidity from point to point,
sought out the men who had slain his
brother, defeated them and took posses
sion of their lands and, by means of the
deeds he performed with his strong
right arm, became king of Munstcr.
Then he marched into Leinster and ex
acted tribute and homage from the
kings there. It, was a time when Ire
land was divided up into separate king
doms. But over all was the ard-ree or
chief king, and at the period when
Brian Boru began his great work the
leading monarch was Malachy, a!so a
great warrior. Brian and Malachy be
came jealous of each other, and though
for a time they agreed to an arrange
ment whereby Malachy was to be re
garded as sole ruler over the north of
Ireland, Brian had the notion that all
Ireland should be controlled by one
man and that he himself was the man
for the work. So he picked a quarrel
with Malachy, and marching against
that king at Tara, challenged him
either to surrender or settle the ques
tion of supremacy in battle. Malachy
said he would not submit. He would
rather fight than do this, but he needed
help and he told Brian that he would
meet him fairly in the field in a month's
time. Brian actually agreed to wait
until Malachy got ready for fighting.
Malachy, however, could not get the
help he wanted and he therefore sur
rendered to Brian, who was so pleased
it this act that he bestowed such honors
3s he could on his captive and gave him
his liberty. Brian was now master of
Ireland and for many years the coun
try was peaceful and prosperous. Roads
were made through the land, bridges
were built over the rivers and houses
and castles that had suffered during
' the time of conflict were repaired or re
built. Colleges and seats of learning
were erected also and crime was scarce
ly known in the country.
When Man Dsaert Her.
j It has always been man's preroga
tive, says the rnuaaeipma rimes, io
depart from the scene of action that 13
offensive to him. In the event of a
! domestic diatribe he reaches for his
i hat, if he chooses to do so, slams the
door, if he chooses to do so, hails the
passing street car and departs. He re-
: turns when he gets ready. With a due
sense of appreciation of hie responsi
bilities he rarely avails himself of his
t nrivilproc T Tnax oven tint refrain
from saying that the amazing thing
about it all is that he docs not go oft
en pr. When a man plays the role of a
deserter he is rarely written about in
the newspapers. The telegraph wires
state the situation briefly but they
! rarely tingln with mystery. The world
1 winks the other eye, and the deserted
j wife takes in sewing or washing or any
j thing she can get to support the chil
' dren. She has no deputy to send post
! haste after the desterter and bring him.
to the town calaboose in chains
and disgrace. She lets him go and the
neighbors come in and loan their shoul
ders for her to weep on for an hour or
two and then they comfort her by tell
ing her she is better off without him
and she generally agrees with them.
la tbe Set.
"Harold." she gasped, "I have just
been told there is a price on your head."
Her foreign suitor drew her to his
"No, darling," he whispered, "I have
never quoted any prices for a broken
set. The head goes with the rest."
The London Chronicle says: "Mr.
Austin is simply unthinkable as poet
1 laureate. "We can hardly conceive that
, so great an injury to literature is med
Seven hundred Berlin journalists are
to have their pictures printed in a
volume which Gustave Dahms has
w.rittn and which is to give an inside
view of modern German journalism.
iae KUSS,an 'orKnan sPeas very
Iiule for food' ,oagin& and TCS as
comParetl with the foreign artisan. In
Moscow, for example, the board of a
workman amounts to not more than 10
'hillings per month.
When rheumatic people complain of
pains and aches then look out for rain
If cattle leave off feeding nnd chase
each other a round the field you may
safely expect rain.
When birds of passage arrive early
in their southern passage severe winter
may be looked for.
If AH Saints' Day will bring out the
winter, St. Martin's Day will bring out
tbe Indian summer.
If goldenrod blossoms early von will
n heavy clothes, for bitter cold
weather will prevail.
Gnats flying in compact bodies in the
beams of the setting sun mean that the
weather will be fine.
If rpiders spin the filaments of their
webs long the weather will be serene
for ten or twelve days.
The whiteness of the breastbone of a
goose indicates the amount of snow that
will fall during the winter.
A good hydrometer is a piece of hemp.
Boli it into a lump, and when it is
damp it prognosticates rain.
If birds preen their feathers and wash
themselves, afterwards flying to their
nests, rainy weatheris indicated
Onion skins very thin, mild winter
coming in: onion skins thick and
tough, coming winter cold and rough.
When honey bees are busy laying in
a supply of food you can depend on it
that tne winter will be a "corking" cold
me iweive nays oeiween i-cemoer
2o and January 5 are the keys to the
weather for the Smralmi iths si that t
SOME OLD CRUISERS.
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Biaekaae Raanen A Grasp Picture
of tfc. Wrack.
N wandering abotit
certain of the land
locked bays and
harbors of the West
Indies, the wonder
of the traveler is
often excited at the
appearance of an
hulk, lying with its
bows among the
shrubbery of the
mango swamps, unclaimed and owner
less. The fine lines and capacious engine-rooms
of these derelicts bespeak a
capacity for high speed, and there are
sometimes traces of elegant carving and
paneling of the cabins aft. These ships,
in their deserted and dismantled condi
tion, are instinct with the mystery of a
past ocean life; but seldom can informa
tion be obtained from the natives along
tbi coast. Occasionally, though, there
is a trace of history to be gleaned from
some old negro who remembers the
tnie, thirty years back, when the steam
er was run up close under the lee of the
mangoes and another ship lay off for
weeks as if awaiting her prey. Then,
when worn out by waiting for the with
drawal of the enemy, the crew had
abandoned their ship and escaped to the
nearest port, disgusted with the perils
and losses of tbe unequal contest. No
psge of history has adequately narrated
the romantic story of the blockade run
ners of the civil war. After a brief ex
istence of daring adventure, cornered at
last by the Federal war vessels, many
of them found a grave among the quiet
harbors of the West Indies, where their
stranded hulks are still to be found,
now nameless and forgotten. Built and
manned in England expressly for the
large profits of the Southern trade, by
means of their great speed they long de
fied the efforts of the blockading fleet
to take them.
In this they were aided by the depre
dations of several privateers, also of
English construction and manned by
English-drilled crews, although com
manded by Southern officers. In the
Bay of Port au Prince lies the hulk of
the steamer Meteor, one of the swiftest
of the vessels plying between Charles
ton and Liverpool during the war. Her
bow is high in the verdure of the
swamp, at the edge of which she has
been grounded by the tide, while her
stern is settled low down in the water.
Beneath its faded timbers the sharks
dart to and fro undisturbed and the sea
dimples in the placid serenity of the
tropical bay. Her engines have been re
moved, but her long, narrow hull and
sharp prow indicate the ability with
which she must have fled from Uncle
Sam's fleet in bygone days. In her dis
mantled cabin can still be discerned
traces of former comfort, for she was
built to carry the escaping refugees as
well as the much-needed merchandise
of daily use which commanded such a
price during the blockade. A promi-
I neat member of the Confederacy had
j made his escape from Charleston on
board this craft, and was on her when
i she was cooped up in the Gulf of Go-
naives by an American jvarship. Her
sailing days are gone now. for her back
is broken and her hold is full of water
and overgrown by the rapid marine
growths of tropical seas. The Albe
marle is another. She was a side
whcclcr. less capable in apcarance and
lcre beautifully equipped than was the
Meteor. She lies with her prow high
upon the beach at the harbor of Sagua
Grande, on the northern coast of Cuba.
This vessel was fired upon and injured
by one of the blockading fleet and put
into Sagua, where she was sunk after
being deserted by her crew. Her cargo
of cotton was partially removed before
slie waa abandoned.
Beneath the full
cffulgeirce of the tropic moon, her
masts, standing bare from ber broken
det.ks ber anci!;nt bl2ck fimne, slI11
uelfi in plflce in cpite of tue hurricanes
of the nast thirtv vears and hr m:
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shadows of a phantom ship rising from
the glistening waters of the bay.
Beyond the prow ome can distinguish
the dark-green foliage of the fever
stricken mangoes; the mountains rise in
the bide distance, while apon her decks
crawl the deadly scorpion and centi
pede. It Is a scene of desertion and
Another trace of the blockade is the
schooner Ranger, which was captured
off the Gulf coast She was apparently
lost in a storm, but ultimately made her
way to Jaomel, where she was beached
and deserted, This ship is in good
condition, except for the loss of her
mists and the decay of time. The Ran
ger was commanded by a Yankee from
Maine, who made a large fortune in run
ning the blockade with cotton for Eng
lish ports. It was found that the man
placed on board in charge of the crew
when she was taken had been killed in
a mutiny, and the crew had thus es
caped to Hayti, where all traces of them
Such, if it were repeated, would be
the common history of a large number
of the long, low-built hulls which arc
to be found on the Cuban coast or in
Porto Rico, or even scattered among the
low reefs of the Bahama Banks. The
excitement of the night voyage along
the rebel coast, when no light was
shown, no voice heard aloud; the tremor
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chase and the escape; the vibrations of
the engines as every pound of steam
was utilized to quicken precious speed
these remain only in the memories of
the surviving few who participated in
them. Then, too, came the despair,
when, cooped up within a narrow bay of
some palm-clad island, the anxious
fugitives awaited the departure of the
distant steamer, whose presence outside
that three-mile limit meant inevitable
capture. But the steamer waited until
it was useless to hop-and now the de
caying wrecfr is the only witness of the
long-forgotten tragedy of flight.
One other reminder of war times Is
lying in the Gulf of Gonaives, off Port
au Prince, in the shape of the old United
States war vessel Carondelet This ves
sel, whose record during the naval
movements of 1864 made her justly
famous, was sold to the Haytian Gov
ernment during the Presidency of Salo
mon. She was never utilized as a war
ship by the Black Republic, and now
lies stranded in sight of the city.
The Complaint of a Mean Man.
To the large number of stories of the
"meanest man" which are frequently
related one should be added of a cer
tain Frenchman, famous for his habit
of grumbling at everything and on
every occasion. He was attacked by in
flammatory rheumatism and was care
fully nursed by his wife, who was very
devoted to him in spite of his fault
finding disposition. His suffering
caused her to burst into tears some
times as she sat by his bedside.
One day a friend of this invalid came
in and asked how he was getting on.
"Badly, badly." he exclaimed, "and
it's all my wife's fault."
"Is it possible!" asked the friend, in
"Yes. The doctor told me that hu
midit3 was bad for mc and there that
woman sits and cries, just to make it
moist in the room." Pearson's Weekly.
I'orrnt Fire in Washington Slate.
Forest fires have broken out agaiu in
the mountains of Washington, where
to months ago they were so extensive
that the whole region was enveloped In
a dense pall of smoke, and river and
sound traffic was greatly impeded. The
worst fires now arc in Clarke county,
and the town of Vancouver is overhung
by dense clouds of smoke.
A Baar 1'araa Kvperimrnt.
Frank Schwato was engaged in bear
farming near Superior, Wis. Some of
the live stock got loose the other night
and ate Frank up. At last accounts the
neighbors had assembled and were set
tling the estate with their rifles.
A small boy gives hi3 views on a very
pertinent subject in these graphic
.vrords: "Some boys is honester than
others, and there's no way to tell them
apart except you pretend to forget your
knife, and watch 'em jump for it. The
one that jumps last is the honestest
erne." Leaden Household Words.
Gaad Xasta Katfccr tfcaa Strlkla Effects
Naw ta Taffaa.
The tables loaded with bric-a-bra,
which had the effect of making a drawing-room
look very much like a china
shop, are not to be the rage any more.
There may be bits of bric-a-brac about,
but those bits must be of some in
trinsic value, and they need not all be
grouped together as though offered for
sale. The prettily bound books which
are now the fashion are allowable
evenings in a sitting-room, and books
always give a homelike air, even if the
leaves are not cut. The silver tables
will still reign, but these collections are
really interesting in many cases, and
the dark plush or velvet on which the
ornaments are placed is really a thing
of beauty as a general rule. The tea
table is part and parcel of the furnish
ings of the room, but need no longer
be in evidence. It must be placed be
hind some sofa or lounge and near
enough to be brought forward at the
proper time. Brocades and tapestry are
used for furniture coverings, and there
are many new designs. Now that it is
no longer a fixed rule that all furniture
should match, different materials are
combined in what would have been
thought a few years ago a most impossi-
ble combination. Brocade, plush,
tapestry, corduroy even, have all been
massed together without looking badly.
Wealth of Georgia Xccroes.
The negroes of Georgia have more
than doubled their property holdings
Bince 1880. In that year the aggregate
was $5,764,293, while the assessors'
books show that now they own $12,
941,230. This is a shrinkage ot about
$2,000,000 since 1893, when the returns
showed them to be worth $15,000,000,
but this shrinkage is more apparent
than real, for the property has suffered
very small actual loss. Practically all
of this property has been acquired in
less than twenty-five years.
WOMEN OF NOTE.
Mrs. Mary Jackson, of Louisville, has
just completed her 103d year.
Lady Ann Blunt, a granddaughter of
Lord Byron, is deeply imbued with so
Modleska savs she will nevpr nlav
Shakespearian roles in New York again, i
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Guy Carleton to the immortal William
Miss Frances E. Willard declares that
the one thing she likes in men is that
"they stand together," and she adds
that the three things she wants to live
to see are prohibition, woman suffrage
and the skycycle.
Haniczka Selezka, a Bohemian wo
man, said to be the inventor of the
polka, is still alive and vigorous, al
though 65 years have elapsed since she
first gave public exhibition of her dance
in a farmhouse at Costelae.
Out of 50,000 Sioux Indians over 4,000
are now members of Congregational, j
Episcopal or Presbyterian churches.
Rev. Henry Schelf celebrated recent
sixtieth anniversary of his pas- j
of Zion German Lutheran church .
at Baltimore. This record is unparal- j
leied in any church.
The King's Daughters of the Losing- 1
ton Avenue Baptist church. New York
city, have opened an industrial school
where girls are taught the elements of
sowing. The school is nonscctarian,
and well patronized.
Dr. George William Warren, famous
organist and composer, and father of
the prominent Warren family of musi
cians, was honored in New York last
week with a memorial service in honor
of his twenty-five years' connection
with SL Thomas' church.
English clergymen's salaries are not
as high as is believed. In Crockford's
clerical directory for this year state
ments of the actual value of 8,636 bene
fices out of 13,243 in England are given.
Of these C38 are worth $500 a year
or less, 2,748 more $1,000 or less. 4.219
leas than $2,000, 792 less than $3,000. 173
less than $4,000, 43 only $5,000 or less,
and 23 more than $5,000, six being above
$7,500, and hut one of these above $10,-00.
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TROLLEY GARS AID PILLS.
Vroa: lae XveaUc News, Newark, 1C. J.
Mrs. Ansa Bans, of 8 Flaw Btraat,
Kawark. N. J., k m ascidadly pretty farm
astta, twaaty-six years old. tall, aad a
plates cow arastkmalfal. Oatkagniand
floor of her riidaaca aha coaajnets a well
ordered cSiisy start. Whea omr reporter
Tisited her store, aha te reepoase tm ques
tion told him a very sstetaattog story.
"Uatll about two moatfcs ago," she be
gsa, 'I enjoyed the very best el health and
could woik sight aad day if aecsseary.
Suddenly, aad wMheat aay apparent caoaa.
I began to stifef from intense pains ia my
head, ia my limbs aad temples. Almost
distracted with this seemmgly aerer eadiag
pain, I triad care after core, preecriptioa
after prescription aad almost a gallon of
medicine of all Made. Kothiagdid me aay
good, la fact I became worse. The
knuckles of my bead aeon became cramped
and tbe pain in my Mpa became more aad
more distressing each day. Basiaees in th
store had to be attended to, however, and
so I was obliged, suffering as 1 was, to keep
more or less oa my feet aad occaaieaally I
was forced to go eat. This was the ordeal
I dreaded. Each time 1 west out I trembled
wtea 1 came near tbe car tracks, for my
I ain at times was to severe that I was
obliged to stand perfectly still no matter
where I was. On one occasion I was seizoi
in this wav while I was crossing tbe tracks
on Market Street and there I stood perfect
ly rigid, unable to move band or foot while
a truliey car came thundering along.
Fortunately it was stopped before It struck
me, but the dread of it all lasted as long as
my pain, for 1 never knew when crossing
the tracks, whether J would not drop to the
ground in mv agony and be crashed to
death. My anxiety to get well grew apace
and I bad about given up id despair when
I saw in the Evening News one day. an ad
vertisement of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills.
Here was something I hadn't tried before
and I lost no time in getting to the nearest
drugstore. There I paid tifty cents for a
box of these trolv wonderful, health restor
ing pills. Before I bad ilnisbed taking half
of the pills I began to feel relieved: the
pains in my hips gradually disappeared and
for tbe first time in many days, I felt as if
there was some hope. 1 continued to take
the pills and the more I took the better I
felt. I finished one box, got another, and
now having taken only a few of the second
fifty cents worth. I am fr from all pain
nnd as liappv ns the day i long. Since I
began to tnke Dr. Williams Pink Pills
I have gained thirty pounds aad now when
I cross the car tracks I don't care if there
are n dozen vehicles near by. It i a great
relief, I assure you, and suffering humanity
hns a never failing friend in Dr. U illiams'
1'ink Pills for Pale People. I know what I
nm talking about. 1 speak from exper
ience."' Dr. Williams' Pink. Pills contain, in a con
densed form, all the elements necessary to
givo new life nnd richness t the Hood and
'estorc shattered nerves. In men they ef
ect a radical cure in nil cases arising from
mental worry, overwork or excesses of
whatever nature. Pink Pills are told iu
ltoxe (never in looe balk) at M cents a
lox or six loxe3 for fcJ.50. and may be bad
of all druggists, or direct bv mail from Dr.
Williams' MeJ. Co.. Schenectndy, N. Y.
fikirtfl of Actress.
XIagrsjic Mitchell once told a iucs
tioninr woman thai she always wore
divided .skirts, although at the time of
' this conversation the bifurcated gar
ment was scarcely known outside the
world of the stage. .Miss Mitchell said
that almost all actresses wore this pet
ticoat because they found that it gave
most fredom of gait and grace to one's
movements. She also said that she bad
her skirts trimmed with lace and em
broidery, put on wrong side out, and
that this was another notion prevalent
in "the profession." "Because, you
sec." she explained, "in getting in or
out of a carriage or a street car it is
the underside of ;he edging-that shows,
and only that."
WONDERFUL WHEAT YIELDS.
The yiold of wheat and other grain
in Manitoba and the other western Ca
nadian provinces this year has been
phenomenal. Thirty-five millions of
bushels of wheat, thirty millions of
bushels of oats, six millions of bushels
of barley, besides large quantities of
flax, rye, peas. etc.. have been produced
in Manitoba by only 25,000 fnrmen.
some of whom Fettled on the prairies
a few years ago with very little capital,
and other almost totally inexperienced
i in and unaccustomed to farm work.
This enormous yield seems almost in
credible, but when one reads of a farm
er selling a part of his crop for $17,000
nnd having 4, COO bushels still on band,
it is easy of belief, and that another
farmer, a Mr. Pruyn, near Emerson,
Manitoba, had 21,000 bushels, and many
of his neighbors harvested 10,000 bush
els and upwards. A Portage Plains
farmer averaged 53 1-3 bushels on a 40
acre field, and near Neepawa nine acres
yielded 600 bushels an average of
C6 2-3 bushels per acre. Another field
of 10 acres on the same farm yielded
800 bushels, while the entire crop of
105 acres turned out 40,000 bushels. A
Carman settler was rewarded with 36.
SC5 bushels off 985 acres an average of
36 bushels to the acre. In oats, one
farmer raist'J 75 bushels to the acre by
measurement, but by weight there were
106 bushels, the grain weighing 48 lbs
to the bushel. Of course every farmer
has net these phenomenal crops, but
there are countless instances where the
wheat yield was 30, 35, 40 snd more
bushels to the acre. Roots and vegeta
bles, too, rivaled the cereals in their
prolific yield. Stock is also largely
raised, there being extensive ranches in
.Mamtooa anu tne vast country to the
west of it. and the shipments this year
have aggregated 45,000 head, sheep be
uib 'u iu wi6c unuiuers. uairy-
s s being rapidly developed, and the
recent establishment of creameries has
brought this new country prominentlv
before the markets of the world on ac
count of the excellence of its butter and
cheese. But wheat raising is Manito
ba's distinctive feature, the soil being
particularly adapted for the produc
tion of No. 1 hard, unsurpassed by any
oiher grade, and it Is safe to say that
there is not any part of the continent
where the yield has been so uniformly
lnrge and the grade so high as in Mani
toba. The headlights from the locomotives
) on tha Mains railroads attract the deer
; from the forests, and numbers of the
i pnimals arc being killed by ths en
cines. lir!i'ti!t!rH r Authorship.
Mru:r::lin'r aathor "Eldora, can't
you keep that fcaoy out about two min-;
tfsi li5s y-lis are enough to drive one
Wife -No, I can't. I've got to fin
ih the diblics and knead the bread and
mend Tommy's clothes."
biruglin author "Well, anyhow,
you could make Johnny and his sis stop
their racket ami close the windows so
there won't lc oo many smells coming
in from tiie neighbor, nnd lock the
doors so those heartless bill collectors
can't get in to annoy me. I'm writing
an article on 'How to Be Happy,
Though Poor." New York Wecklv.
Two Prayer Storien.
The late Dean Stanley ued to relate
that a gentleman once called to tell
him that lie had been into the abbey
and had knelt down to pray, when the
verger had come up to him and told
him he most not kneel there. On ask
ing1 why not the verger had said:
-Why, sir. if I was once to allow it, we
should have them praying all over tne
place." This recalls the gentleman vis
iting a church and asking the sexton
whether people ever used it for private
prayer, to which he replied, "I ketch'd
nvo of 'em at it once." ArgonauL
Tbe skeleton alone of an average whale (
weighs aboat twenty-five toss.
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