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VOLUME XXVI. NUMBER 41.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 22, 1896.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,311.
A STORY OF JIM.
By Will Lisenbee.
'wl ProsPectin among
jK Ls the mountains for
T TXv ioar weeKs Jim
Parsons and I
and now we were
returning t Blue
Rock, filled with
joy at our good for
tune. We had dis
covered a rich
pocket far up
among the gulches, which had yielded
. un small fortune in yellow nuggets.
- , 111 luck had followed us so long that
this bit of good fortune seemed too
.good to be real, and more than once
I fully expected to awake to find it all
We -were friends and schoolmates
.v.Jlm and I and had come West two
. years, before to seek our fortune
. among the gold-bearing gulches of the
great Rocky mountain.
- .Our first day's journey lay across a
. .spur of the foothills that streiched,
. "bleak and barren, toward the blue rim
or the southern horizon.
Night was already coming down over
'. . myntain and valley when we stopped
in a small valley, threaded by a Bilvery
; stream, which dashed merrily over its
.. ' As soon as wc had eaten a hasty sup
per, we stretched ourselves on our
' m blankets, and, weary with our day's
'journey, we quickly fell asleep. The
ray of early dawn was just lighting
the mountain tops when I awoke, and
. s I turned to call my partner I was
"amazed to find that he was gone. I
"..glanced quickly in the direction of
where our campfire had been built, ful-
. 'ly expecting to see him rekindling the
smoldering embers, but he was not
. there. I got up and drew on my clothes,
..th'inking It strange that he was no
where fo be seen. At the same time
-my eyes wandered instinctively to the
. I ae.ad of our bed. where the sacks con
taining the precious nuggets had been
placed. A single glance showed me
that these were also missing.
. I stood staring about me, stupefied
. and bewildered. In that brief mo-
nient a dreadful suspicion took pos-
session of me a suspicion that I strug
gled hard to crush out, but which rap-
. idly grew into a conviction a suspicion
. that Jim Parsons was a thief.
It was a terrible shock to me. To
;. lose the little fortune for which I had
.. undergone so many hardships, and
which had cost so much toil, was in
'deed hard, but I think I can truly say
'that the discovery of the baseness of
one whom I had regarded as a true
j.. friend, sent a still greater pang to my
In the midst of my gloomy reflec
tions I tried to comfort myself with the
faint hope that it was only a joke
which Jim had played upon me, and
that he would soon return; but after an
hour had. passed this hope died out in
my breast, leaving only the conviction
that my first suspicions were true.
I had no heart to eat breakfast, and
after lingering about the place for a
couple of hours, I set about for Blue
.' Rock. After traveling some hours I
sat down to rest in a deep glen. Near
where I sat a small stream leaped over
a wall of rocks and fell in a tiny cat
, aract on the rough rocks below.
As I sat watching the play of the
waters. I suddenly espied what seemed
like an opening back of the sheet of
'water, and on a closer investigation I
saw that it was a cavern leading back
"" into the cliff. I had no sooner made
,the discovery than a resolution to ex
.plore it took possession of me.
" Procuring some torches from a patch
of resinous bushes that grew near by,
I leaped through the falling stream
to the mouth of the cavern. I found
mvself in a cave of considerable size.
.and extending back, how far I could not
Lighting one of the torches, I began
to make my way through the winding
passage, which grew wider and more
spacious as I advanced. I had traveled
. but a short distance when I was sud
denly startled by the sound of voices,
-and at the same instance the gleam of
a light flashed in the darkness some
distance ahead. Uncertain as to who
. the strangers could be, I quickly' ex
tinguished my own torch and crept
'forward' to get a view of the instates,
whoever they might be.
I moved forward, keeping in the
shadow of the walL I now had a view
of a large chamber, rudely furnished.
In one corner a fire was kindled, and
sear it sat two evil-looking men of
about forty. They were conversing in
a spirited manner, punctuating their
sentences with frequent draughts from
a large black bottle.
'Til tell you what, Jake," said one
of the sea, "this is about the slickest
piece of bnslBats wc have done since
we cracked the drug store at Aspen."
"So it is," re lied the one called Jake.
"How lucky it was that we got away
with tae swas without amy avpidom
aC the ofraotosf. I
ft- i -
"; " S - 0l0
- 0. Tr$Vtofl5k 1 Blr m laX m aaaar5lTaPCL ' 55SsaBaBHaftS
ought to indulge in a regular jubilee
when we get back to Blue Rock."
"We will do that, all right," said Mac
"Just take another look at these fellers.
It does my eyes good jist to give them
With this he took up two heavy bags
from the cavern floor and poured out
the contents. I started in amazement
as I saw the bags, for I instantly rec
ognized them as the ones belonging to
Jim and me, and the same that had been
taken from the head of our bed the
night before. Where, then, was Jim?
The thought came to me like a flash.
Had he been murdered and carried
away by the two robbers while he slept,
while I lay all unconscious of what was
"Them are beauties, and no mistake,"
said Jake, taking up one of the largest
nuggets and holding it in the light of
the fire. "I'll tell you, Mac, we are in
luck. You are a genius, and no mis
take. That plan of yours was a daisy.
How much better It was to knock one
of the coves in the head while he was
asleep and tumble his body down In the
ravine, and get away with the swag
without bothering the other, than It ,
would have been to knock 'em both
over. The cove that's left, as soon as '
he wakes, will miss the gold and his ,
partner, and It won't take him long to ,
come to the notion that the other has
skipped out with the stuff. That will
throw all suspicion off from us and
save us the trouble of committing what
the newspapers call a 'double mur
As I listened to the words a full re
alization of the dreadful business came
Poor Jim had been murdered
then while I slept, and the gold taken,
and his body thrown in some deep ra
vine, to become the food of the mount
ain vultures. And the thought that I
had suspected him of dishonesty gave
me a keen pang of remorse.
I clutched my heavy forty-five re
volver in my hand, feeling that I would
be more than justified in sending bul
lets through the brains of the remorse
"I say, Mac," went on the one called
Jake, "suppose we hide thi3 stuff and
take a turn down the gulch and knock
over a deer. I am as hungry as a wolf,
and cur larder Is about empty."
"That will suit me to a T." respond
ed the other, and, secreting the bags of
gold In a corner of the cavern, they
came in the direction of where I stood.
It was plain that my presence would
be discovered, and knowing full well
what that would mean to me, I
stepped back into a niche in the rocks,
clutching my revolver for instant use.
I had no plan in view, so sudden had
been the turn of affairs, but as they
came near I leaped quickly from my '
place of concealment, and with a quick, '
heavy blow, sent one of the villains to
the floor of the cavern as if he had been
a log of wood. Then before the other
could realize what was taking place,
I leaped upon him. dealing him a blow
with my pistol that sent him a sense
less heap on the rocky floor.
It was the work of but a few moments
to securely bind the two. Then, as I
disarmed them, I heard a step in the
passage, and turning. I stood face to
face with Jim Parsons. In a moment
I was at his side, and throwing my
arms about him, told him of all that
had passed since his departure, and
begging his forgiveness for the unjust
suspicions that had at first assailed me
when I discovered his absence.
"What else could you have thought
tinder the circumstances?" he said with
his old-time smile, pressing my hand
warmly. "But fortune is still on our
side, old boy," he added, glancing at
the two robbers on the floor of the cav
ern. And then he went on to relate
how he had been aroused in the night
by some one bending over him, and,
before he could move, was knocked
senseless. When he recovered his con
sciousness he was lying in a deep
ravine, covered with blood. He man
aged to crawl to a stream of water close
by, and, after drinking and bathing his
wounds, felt much stronger. He then
returned to the camp, to find me gone.
Not knowing whether I was dead or
alive, he set out at once for Blue Rock, '
with the intention of returning with a '
posse of men, but as he was descendin;
the slope of the hills he saw me enter- (
ing the valley, and. arriving at the i
spot, tracked me into the cavern where i
we met. I
As you may well suppose, we were t
overjoyed at the happy ending of-our
adventures, and an hour later, the rob
bers being sufficiently recovered from
the blows given them to stare on
the journey, we set out, taking then
along:, as well as the precious nuggets
that had come so near costing us our
On reaching Blue Rock we turned
over the robbers to the proper author
ities, and a few days later started to
our homes in the East, feeling that we
had had enough of the wild life of the
prospector; yet. as we thought of "the
precious nuggets in our possession, we
had no cause to complain.
A Bird which builds a hanging mest
ever selects a dead or insecure twig.
WHY THEY WERE DROWNED.
Jf.w Caaae .iMlcatd far tke
From Scottish Nights: la a
Sunday school in the midlands; one of
the teachers, a Hibernian, was more
remarkable for his zeal than his learn
ing. On a certain morning he was ia the
middle of a glowing account of the
overthrow Of the Egyptians in the Red
Sea, when he volunteered to explain
the subject more clearly.
"Ye see, bhoys," he remarked, "when
the Red Say parted in the middle the
two halves became 'frozen into solid
walls on each soide of the Israelites,
and they passed OTer safely. But whin
the Egyptians came runnin' afther 'em
the ice melted and they was all drowned
on the shpot."
The boys forming the Irishman's
class glanced at each other, but few of
them were convinced.
"Ye don't belave it, Johnny" ex
claimed the teacher to one who had
' loudly expressed his doubts. "Indade
t thin, an' pwhat part can't ye belave"
"About the ice, sir," answered
"Well, phwat about the oice?"
"I don't think the Red Sea ever did
i freeze, sir. It's too near the equator."
For a moment, and only a moment,
the Irishman was at fault. At length
he exclaimed triumphantly:
"Sure, there was no equathor in thim
This reply, ingenious as it was. failed
tn carisfv thp hnvs. who soon had the
irlshm3n cornered again. Being obliged
. to withdraw his former statement, he
i admitted that the equator must have
I been there.
"Didn't I tell yez," he exlaimed, "that
whin the Egyptians came the oice melt
I ed. Sure, they .brought the equathor
j along wid 'em."
Too Xoeh Bostla aad Worry.
In this age of prosaic active business
' life, it sometimes seems as though there
were not room for any real romance or
tender thoughtfulnes3 to creep in. All
is bustle and worry. There is continual
talk of how best to obtain the nimble
, dollar, and the sentiment is often left
, in the lurch, overgrown by the moss
1 and lichens of ambition and the desire
for worldly prosperity. Of course we
are sufficiently womanly and human to
appreciate the dainty, luxurious sur
roundings that money brings, but we
believe we voice all women's thoughts
when we declaro that we would rather
have fewer handsome clothes, less im
pressive furniture iu our homes, and
five-cent trolley rides instead of brisk
spins behind blooded steeds if love and
sentiment were brought to bear a lit
tle more strongly upon our daily lives.
The anniversaries of births or of
weddings are allowed all too frequently
to pass by unheeded, the father or hus
band actually not knowing that the all
i important date from a woman's stand
1 point is anr differed rrtnrotnersHchat
mark only the rise or fall of certain
stocks in which he is interested. If
but, oh! there looms up such a gulf of
natural impossibility after that wee
word of two letters if men could only
be made to understand that a bunch of
1 flowers given in remembrance of a
birthday or a wedding anniversary
means more to a woman than a seal
skin coat or a diamond pendant, be
stowed when business is particularly
flourishing, then, perhaps, they would
try right hard to acquire what seems
absolutely unnatural to them and as
sume a virtue, though they possess it
To a woman there is so much In the
' memory of the past. She dwells upon
It. lives in it, and wonders why it does
not appeal so utterly and entirely to
her husband or lover as it does to her.
We women are really very silly about
some things, but it is our nature to
cherish sweet recollections and to feel
touched by the thoughtfulness that
plans some little festivity on the anni
versary of an occasion which has
marked an epoch in our lives. We do
not demand much. No great gifts are
envied, no marvelous entertainment de
sired, but a gift breathing forth the
sentiment with which we are filled, no
matter how humble it may be, seems
sweeter to us than the royal bestowal
of kings or queens. If we could but
whisper this secret to the great world of
married men, who, though wedded, do
not understand women, we would do
I more toward bringing happiness into
domestic life than will ever be accom
plished by crusades or public move
ments of any sort
Wan Wont Last Loag.
Captain James, in an address before
the Royal United Service institution in
London, declared that modern military
development would inevitably shorten
the period of war. Moreover, he as
serted, while at the actual point of bat
tle, the destruction would be vastly
increased, "the aggregate loss of men
in an entire war would be really reduced-
by the improved means of treat
ing the wounded.
MORE OR LESS HUMOROUS.
"I suppose that you have forgotten
you owe me $10," said Phillips, severely.
"No. I haven't." retorted Wilbur. "I
meant to have done so. Give me time,
old man. and I will." Harper's Bazar.
"Knickerbockers?" she said; "why
not? I have a perfect right." "And
the left?" one asked her. hesitatingly.
But she preserved a dignified silence,
deeming the question in the nature of
a personality. Indianapolis Journal.
Little Clarence (who reads and pref-
"Well, my son?
Pa?" Mr. Callipers:
Little Clarence: "Isn't
it singular, pa, that it takes about ten
times as much identification to cash a
check as it does to get lynched r'
"Baptiste!" "Monsieur?" "You are
getting careless, my boy. "Oh, mon
sieur! You don t brush my clothes
now." "I assure you " "I left a
cnlf-franc piece in my waistcoat pocket
yesterday, and it is there yet." La
Sol Slungshot: "If we keep a sharp
lookout we're safe on dat last job." Sam
Sandbag: "Dat's all right. De gang's
pipin the whole detective bureau." Sol
Slungshot (contemptuously): "Rats on
de bureau! Keep yer eye peeled fer
reporters." New York Herald.
"Wonderfully active old fellow, that
man Binks." said De Eft; "he told me
that his legs were so limber he could
kick himself in the back. I couldn't do
that and I'm half his age." "You dom't
seed to," said Hawkins; "almost any
body would be glad U de it far yee."
M - 2sSefew -
WALES AS HER GUEST
AMERICAN WIDOW CtVES HI A
DiNNER At HOMBURG.
Prlaee f lU TThat lie Wast t Eat arid
Driak mad Select ta Gaesfa toi taa
Oceasloa Leares Oat tatf Xotfc.r f
T 13 NOT NBCES
sariiy expensive' td
giTe a dinner to the
Prince of Wales.
The friends of a
widow who has re
ceived much atten
t i o n f r 6 ni the
Prince at Homburg
and in England in
the last two years
are telling or a dinner which she ve
last summer to him at the Gernnn
watering plac There were five per
sons at the dinner, and it cost only $60.
The widow is well known in New
York and Boston society. She is tall,
slender, and remarkably handsome.
About four years ago she married a
wealthy Boston architect. She atid her
mother have been seen frequently In
Central Park on bicycles. Her husband
died about a year after their marriage,
and left her nearly a million dollars.
Before their marriage she had met the
Prince at an English country house
where she was visiting, and since her
widowhood she has retained his warm
friendship. Her acquaintance with him
began through the admiration his eld
est son showed for her long before be
ing engaged to Princess Mary. The
Duke of Clarence was a frequent visitor
at some of the country houses where
the beautiful American girl was wel-
corned, and spoke to his father about
her. The latter did not disguise his ad-
Cap:. Berkeley Macauley. U. S. A ,
the pest surgeon at Fort Apache, Ari
zona, has recently sent to the museum
of the University of Pennsylvania some
highly interesting objects, collected by
him from th famous White Mountain
Apaches in the vicinity of the fort. An
expert photographer, he has mad
pictures of the Indians, showing tho
specimens sent by him in actual use.
Of all the surviving tribes there are
few more primitive than these people.
Contact with the whites, however, is
modifying their habits, and they arc
miration for her after he had seen her
two or thrc times.
When the bicycling craze came the
widow and her mother practiced long
and regularly, and soon became experts
in riding. Their home for three years
has been in New York, and all last
spring they were to be seen every pleas
ant morning on their wheels preparing
for a bicycle trip abroad. They wen.t
abroad early in July, and took their
wheels with them. They had the smart
est kind of bicycle costumes, and when
they arrived at Homburg they attracted
much attention by their graceful ap
pearance as they glided over the roads.
The Prince of'Wales arrived at Hom
burg and became devoted to the young
widow and her mother. It is said that
he was so charmed by the bicycle cos
tumes that he often asked the young
wido and her mother to wear them on
informal occasions at the club houe.
The Prince asked the younger woman
to attend the races one day, and said:
"After the races we will have din
ner." "Why wouldn't it be a good idea for
me to give the dinner to you," asked the
"That would suit me," replied the
Then, in accordance with custom, she
asked him what he would like to have
for dinner, and whom he wished to have
invited. The Prince suggested a clear
soup, a squab, and hock and champagne
of a certain brand.
"lc tn V.s -,-,.-. -..:. 1f
j iu mc tcsc, tint juurseu. ii'J i
I irrV w
L I ,'"
said. i no joke to set the type of a native
He invited hi? intimate friend Sykes I Journal in the mikado's kingdom. In
and a Duke and Duchess. The widow's I stead of a comparatively few charac
mother was left out. The dinner was trs. as ia England, a Japanese print
given in the apartments of the widow, cr"s case contains nearly 4.000 different
and was sent in from outside the hotel. t
The widow's mother arranged the table.
The decorations were pink roses. A
gardenia was placed at the Prince's
plate as his special flower. When he
saw the table he expressed great ad
miration for the decorations, and re
marked: "The English wemen cannot seem
to compare with the American women
in arranging things of this kind."
Th3 dinner passed off pleasantly, the
only unusual formality observed being
that care was taken to address the
Frince always In conversation as "Sir."
After the dinner the party went to the
theater. It is said to be one of the very
few appearances in recent years the
Prince has made at the theater without
some other member of the royal family.
The widow and her mother returned to
New York about six weeks ago. On the
occasion of the Prince's birthday, a few
weeks ago, the-widow seat her congrat-
Z-'i'ifJ&.2 -0ca- 4
niations by cable, aad she received a
prompt persona! reply from the Prince.
She refers te her acquaintance with the
Prince very seldom, but her mother has
many friends, and that is the way it
became known that her daughter's din
ner to the Prince cost only $60.
IMADI HIM PRESIDENT.
Gea Jaaaea A, CarSeH' Fall OS? a Caaal
It was tumbling overboard from a ca
nal boat and a miraculous escape by
shinning up A rope that changed the
destiny of James A. Garfield, twenti
eth president of the United States,
says William M. Thayer's book. As
the world knows, Garfield, like Lin
coln, was noffl amid distressing pov
erty. Hfc father died when he was 18
months old, leaving, besides himself,
three other children for the Impover
ished widow to support and rear. At
an early age he was compelled to work
at the humblest toil to provide food
and clothing for the family. He en
gaged in various occupations that a
boy could find, and finally, when about
16 years old, he conceived an over
whelming desire to become a sailor.
This his mother would not listen to.
and long and frequent were the con
troversies on the subject. Finally he
was so importunate that his mother,
from a pure sense of weariness, con
sented that he make one voyage on the
lakes, believing that one voyage, with
its kicks and cuffs and attendant hard
ships, would cure her son of his nau-
tical ambition. Young Garfield there
upon went to Cleveland and sought to i milSj when a rocky rapid was reached.
enlist on a lake vessel. In this, to his Qyfck as lightning" the boat was tossed
great disappointment, he was unsuc- J bottom upward, rolled over and finally
ce'ssful. But he did find a semi-nautic- crushed to pieces. The four men strug
al berth as a driver of mules on the gie,j lo savc their lives. It was useless
canal boat Evening Star, commanded to try to save anything else. But,
by his cousin, Capt. Amos Letcher, strangely, none ot them was hurt and
i He remained at this work two months
I and was very efficient. During this
AMONG THE APACHE INDIANS.
also rapidly diminishing lr number, so
that Capt. Macauley's collections, with
his admirable photographs, are of pe
culiar interest. Among other objects is
a large mealing stone or matate made
of a hollowed boulder. A photograph
represents an old Indian woman at
work on the prairie kneeling over this
identical stone. The flour she was
grinding yet adheres to the rounded
cobble she used as a mano or rubbing
stone. The carrying basket still sur
vives among these Indians, and the one
sent to the museum is of fine braided
period he fell overboard no less than
fourteen times, the last time being
saved only by a miracle. It was a
dark, stormy night, and Garfield, who
had been promoted from the towpath.
had been called to man a line which
wa3 to steady the boat into a lock. In
the darkness he tripped and went over- i
Doard. He was the only person on
deck, so nobody witnessed the affair.
Tne youth struck out and suddenly his
hand touched a rope that was trailing
astern. Fortunately the rope had a
kink in it, which had got jammed in
the hawse pipe, and this enabled the
ooy to climb to the deck hand over
hand. But his wetting gave him a se
vere cold, which took such threaten
ing proportions that he had to go
home and be nursed through a long ill
During this his mother never ',
ceased to pray that her son might be
1 preserved to achieve greater things
than could come from a sailor's life.
i and God answered her prayers. When '
j the young man recovered he showed J
no desire to go back to his canal boat ' . ,.' "" """ ut"UUfl - u
occupation, but willingly accepted the ! 5ecord' aconl3S to the Minneapolis
advice of his mother and friends to en- .u.mes' runderto to carry home two
ter upon the course of studv which J?mts, of stoveP1P on his bicycle. As
eventuated in one of the most "remark- I the ed,tcr s wife slaPP--d court-plas-able
razors in Ampr.v hisrnrTr ! ter over her husband's absence of
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fap-inese Printer. i
The Japanese are great newspaper j
readers. There are now fifty daily jour- I
nals published in Tokio alone, although !
the first Japanese newspaper only ap- j
peared a quarter of a century ago. It
types. Each compositor i3 assisted b?
seeral boys, who run about the com
posing room calling out the names of
esch piece of type required in turn.
Further, each compositor must set the
whole of an article, as the liaes of each I
eclumn read downward, not across the
A great manufacturing company in
Massachusetts recently paid their
workmen, on Saturday evening, 7S0 HO
bills, each bill being marked. By the
following Tuesday 410 of these bills
were deposited in the bank by
the saloon keepers of the town
Four thousand and one hun
dred dollars had passed from the
hands of the workmen on Saturday
night and Sunday and left them nothing
to show for this great sum of money
bat headaches and poverty in their
SWEPT THROUGH A GORGE.
Terrible Cxserteae of Two Army
tferen hi the Bteek Caayoav
Lieutenants Davis and Potter of the
United Stats army, with their guides.
Barney Weaver and John Goldy.
rived at Yuma recently by boat fro
Needles. The army officers had
assigned the duty of inspecting the riv
er from Black canyon to Yuma, with a
view td improving the navigation. They
met with nothing of any interest from
Needles northward, but on the first part
of their trip they had excitement and
danger enough to last them the rest ot
their Uvea says the San Francisco Call.
Their boaLwhich weighed S30 pounds,
was sent by rail to Peach Springs and
from there by wagon twenty-two miles
to Diamond Creek. This is 200 miles
further up the river than required for
their purpose, but they wanted to see
some of the snery of Grand canyon.
The boat, supplies and men had to be
lowered with ropes down the'sldes or
the canyon. The discovery was at once
made that the boat was not adapted for
the voyage, being a keel boat, narrow
end heavy. In a short time the craft
became utterly unmanageable and ev
ery moment threatened them with
death. They were bumbed on rocks,
thrown against the sides of the canyon,
drenched with spray and shot through
gorges with the rapidity of an express
train. With salvation out of their sight
there was apparently nothing but cer
tain death ahead of them. Above rose
the perpendicular walls of the canyon
thousands of feet. Still the boat kept
in the water for seventeen terrible
j they reached a place of safety. At once
, their dangerous situation forced itself
grass, with ornamental designs and a
graceful fringe of buckskin. A picture
shows a not unbecoming Apache girl
carrying this gasket by a buckskin band
that passes across her forehead. The
same basket is seen in a picture of a
group of Indian women and children,
one with a baby strapped in its cradle
basket, of which a practical model is
included among the specimens.
The pictures above presented are
from a group printed some time ago in
the New York World. That paper se
cured the lot from Captain Macauley.
on their minds. There they were with
out provisions and shut in to meet cer-
f tain death by starvation. They started
down the canyon, hoping to find a tnil
by which they could get out. After
many a weary mile the men decided to
follow some of the sheep trails, which
were only a few inches wide in places.
success attended their efforts, although
at times they hung between water and
sky on the edges of the bluff. Occasion
ally their strength seemed to fail, but
a sight of that awful chasm below was
sufficient. At last the ton was reachpd
but the were delivered from the ter-
rors or the canyon only to find them
selves in a desert. They struck out
bravely, knowing that they had only
to keep going to reach the railroad
again. At Hackberry station four haz-
sar,1 raSged, dirty and almost shoeless
men dropped down to await for the next
train. They reached Needles again to
rest and refit for the voyage to Yuma.
w,,""?1""1 taf"? "Im ne- .
i epidermis, she remarked that Mr.
f Pierce was a good man, but he some
times "flue" too high.
Oar l'irs Are JUil.
The late George Augustus Sala said
the last time he was in this country the '
i uaiv .American lusuuiuou mat naa ue-
i terioratea since tne date ot nis previous
visit was the pic. Sala strongly con
demned American desserts.
Tae Marlborough muff is the latest.
Smaller sleeves are seen on swell I
Some neonle mistake contrariness far
Opera costumes are this year re
splendant with spangles.
Be sure and have a few gorgeous but
tons on yo'ur new frock.
A Dresden clock adds much to the
beauty of my lady's boudoir.
The smaller the infant the more
clothes it wears. Ermine trimmed
cloaks and high bonnets are marks of
Taste in confectionery has changed.
The French variety is not In as great
demand as the more ordinary molasses
Tyic PrcnMi !?? Ki,. cmm. ....v.
ni .tu ""'t fcuu iu sutu
formidable size that it is no wonder the f
,- i. i. t i ,..
live baby looks somewhat aghast at a
gift that overshadows her in height.
Italy fcaa more theaters tkax any oth
er country in Europe.
With a population of hardly 56MM
Greece he debt of 33.Ct.M, or about
15 per capita.
Potassium, the basis ot many medi
cines, was discovered ia 1307 by Sir
Vtracmm born in spring are said to
have a more robust constituUoa than
those bora at other seasons.
Alcohol was first distinguished as an
elementary substance by Albucasis in
the twelfth century.
Nux vomica Is prepared from the
seeds of a tree that grows in abundance
In India, the East Indies and Ceylon.
A refreshing drink for invalids is
made by pourins one pint of boiling
water over three wnpeeled - sliced
orange?. When cold sweeten to taste
and add a bit of ice.
In consequence of a pure water sup
ply being provided In Indian towns the
death rate among the British troops
stationed there has been reduced from
60 to 15 per 1.000 since 1S63.
Muffs were adopted by women after
these articles had been invented for
the use of doctors to keep their fingers
warm and soft while going from the
house of one patient to that ofanother.
In Valparaiso there are women con
ductors on the street cars, who collect
the fares and talk back with great en
ergy to female passengers who com
plain about the neglect and incompet
ence of the company's employes.
There are 4? papers and magazines In
this country managed or edited by
In France the sexes are almost ex
actly balanced, there being 1,004 women
to 1,000 men.
The invention of the typewriter has
given employment to half a million of
According to the most reliable esti
mates the world contains today 2S0.
000.000 grown women.
Wyoming has the smallest female
population. 21.3S.I; New York the larg
There are said to be 536 lady physi
cians practicing rr.dicine in the cities
of the United States.
According to the last census, the
number of women above the age of 13 in
Russia was 23,200.000.
The average height of 1.C00 French
women Is 5 feet 14 Inches; of 1.000
Russian women 5 feet 3i Inches.
A competent authority declares that
over 1,500,000 of the women of this coun
try earn their own living.
In all Christian countries the number
of females who attend the churches 13
far greater than th.it of the men.
An authority on anthropology says
that the ears of women are set further
forward on the head than those of men.
The Pace That Kills.
Fast Work aad Fat Eating Make Thrca
core Years aad Ten a KIpe Old
.4ge ia Thwe Kays.
(From the Cincinnati Esquirer )
Tho American people live too fast, cat
.too last and.awk. too laafc. ?"liii
brought uron many of us a tram or nervous
and stomach disoruers that are very aim
cult to umnace. Investigation and chemical
analysis to discover such compounds as wiu
hclp'those suffering from sacli i11?,. ?,??
stilted in the discovery of Dr. V, Ulums
Pink Pills for Pale People, whicu has twen
very hl?h rank as a sreoinc remedy.
H. P7 Owens, a traveling cw tnirty
vears of age, who i well Known in tbu
communitv and generally lifced btcausc he
is a bright, energetic youmr fellow, resides
with hia mother at 335 Central Avenue,
Cincinnati. Ohio. Ke has been a victim or
dvsocpsia which took the form of continu
ous conspiration, and. strangely enough,
his mother suffered from the same trouble.
Mr. Owens testified to the merits ot Pin.c
I-ills in a most enthus:astit; way, and said
to the Enquirer reporter:
kI am clad to say anvthinr I can lor vr.
Williams' Pink PiUs, Becau-.e they aA mo
great gooJ, and other people ouht to know
of their virtues a a medicino in stomach
troubles. It was some time ago when 1
fels a heavy feeling in my stomach, and I
grew verv constipated. 1 did not consult a
doctor, but havinz heard of the Pink Pills I
hnnHit a ho of thoni. Jn two or three
davs the heavy feeling in my stomach dis-
appeared and my bowels were regular, i
did not have to use more than a box of
I them before I was well, feince that time I
have only occasionally been troubled witn
constii ation, and I never get worried, be
cause I know just what to do. Motberwa3
also troubled with indigestion and the
Pink Pills did the same for her they did
for me cured her, didn't they, mother."
When appealed to Mrs. Owens answered:
Tlat is rteht. I found it was a great
med.cine, so eay to take and so quick and
lasting in its results."
Mr. Owens continued: "I believe that
these pills are aLo cood for nervousness. I
When I had my stomach trouble I was also
quite nervous" and that disappeared with I
the dyspepsia. The Pink Pills were all that
is claimed for them. Yea can make any
H. P. Owens has occupied several pc-i-tions
of trust in this cit.-. He was for a
time an employe of the Commercial-Gazette.
He will go en the read in a few days for a
prominent business house; here. Mrs.
Owens is quite as enthusiast'c as her son
about the Pink Pills and her host of lady
friends can verify her pood opinion of this
wonderful remedy if they feel disposed to
do so at any time. Where the testimony
is so general and unanimous as to the ex
cellencies of Piak Pills as the Enquirerhas
found it to be there is certainly pood reason
to believe all the good things said about
the safe and simple remedv.
Dr. Williams Pir.Ii Pills' for Pale People
contain all the elements necessarv to cive
store shattered nerves. They may be had
of all drmnnsU or direct by mail from the
i Dr. Williams Medicine Company, Schenec-
tadv, . i., at oOc per box, or six boxes ror
The Century for January, following
following upon two special numbers
the Twenty-nfth Anniversary and the
j Christmas numbers is not lacking
either in individuality or distinction.
I The caDable and picturesque artistic
I work of Mr. Castaigne would of itself
j give distinction to any number of a I
magzine. This month his nencil is aD-
plied to the illustration of the first of
. k&AAB' f cani i ik w wAf sn Prtm a Viw
L V A fCuT
Kaleidoscope of Rome,"
setting forth contrasts of the Eternal
City, with, so to speak, a reconstruc-
i.uu ui iuc ;ik) os ii .is in tui: tiiiiu ui
the Emperors, and coming down to the
Lome of tne present day, which he ces- I
cribes with very distinct detail. Mr.
vaaiaiuc auut3 41.3 v .34111111. iu iut
reconstruction of the Colosseum and
the Forum in the days of the Christian
martyrs, together with numerous
scenes and character-sketches of to i
j Billiard tab'e. second-hand, for pa.e
cheap. Apply to or adare-s, fa. c aeiv,
III S. lth St.. Omaha, Nei
Comfort to California.
Yes and economy, too, if you patronize
the Boriisgton Route's Personally Conduct
ed once-a-wek excursions which leave
Omaha every Thursday morning.
Throcsh tourist sleepers Omaha to San
Francisco and Los Angeles. Second-class
See the local aent and arrange about
tickets and berths. Or, write to
G. P. & T. A., Omaha, Neh.
ICeen nil nf fiA rrnmi whcv-A ptfTartfrrr
rr .- . . a -
passes ior wit ana numor.
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The devil fnds it hard to eet a fcothoU
in the home where love fakaVk
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