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VOLUME XXVII.-NUMBER 8.
COLtJMfetTS, NfiUkASKA. WEDNESDAY. JUNE 3, 1896.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,360.
" . A BOY'S TIMELY SHOT.
BY RUFUS HALE.
Vi gi iT HE- ANXIETY
s . -llf Viand distress of
. ' . W. Mo Campbell,- a youtn
V I ', viAJBv ful master's-mate
from the survey
were beyond de
scription when, on
. . -L- morning In his
V " quarters an Afri-
r can hut on a bank
W the Senegal River, up which he bad
been sent a long distance on govern-
' merit business he discovered that his
brother Frank was missing.
. , - Frank, was a bright, clever boy of
-" twelve, who" had accompanied his
brother from the ship, which was
anchored outside the bar. He was the
captain's nephew, and was a general pet
aad favorite aboard the vessel, where
he had been receiving Instructions to
'fit him for naval duties.
Ralph, who now had all his cutter's
crew looking for tho lost lad, worried
much over the perils to which the lit
tle fellow might be exposed from
venomous serpents and wild beast3.
At length, while searching in the
thick shrubbery on the river's bank, the
youth reached a cove, where on the
night before, he had left a small canoe,
which ht- had bought of one of the na
tives. He had intended lo use it for navi
gating romp ot the shallow creeks
farther up the rlei as the cutter he
Siad charge of was too deep and -.vide
for that purpose. Startled to perceive
that the canon was missing a suspicion
of the truth broke all at once upon bis
He rcincmbeiod having remarked lo
. a sailor, in Frank's hearing, that the
little craft mutt be brought up and
made fast to the cutter the first thing
in the morning. The boy, eager to
please his brother, had probably risen
' and gone before an.' of the rest of the
Iiarly were awake to fetch the canoe;
but, if so, what had become of him?
llalph, shuddering, thought of the
liver, while he vainly scanned it for
some sign of the lad.
Then, having resolved not to wait
for the return of his men. but to take
the cutter and go off alone in search
of his lost brother, he hurried sack
o the bank in front of the hut, along
side of which the boat lay.
This boat was a light, swift one.
which could be easily sculled by an oar.
Theie was a small loaded sv ivel
Tcady for use. fixed in the bow.
lint Us weight would net interfere with
the speed of the craft.
The young officer was soon vigorous
ly sculling the vessel on its way, oing
with the tide, as he thought Frank
would have been apt to take this course.
Tast lofty elevations covered -with
shrubbery and flowers glided the cut
ler, often shadowed by the far-exteud-5ng
branches of huge baobab trees that
ormed broad, green arches above it.
It had rounded a peninsula full of
ttloom and foliage, when the watchful
youth saw. ahead of him. an over
turned, broken ratine, lie soon reached
St, and by the peculiar carving on the
3;ow, he recognized it as the missing
Had be already met his fate? The
young officer tried to shake off his
iespondcnc to hope, in spite of ap
pearances, that his brother might, inJ
pome way, have escaped and still be
He looked toward the peninsula from
DISCHARGED THE PIECE.
:." which -th' canoe seemed to have drifted, t
. This peninsula, consisting of two high.
projecting banks, composed of soft rock
'and carlh. opposite each other, about
'Hftecn frt apart, was roofed by the
."branches of slender trees that Uotir
ished in wild extravagance en both
. The trunks of these trees slanted so
..Ihat their boughs intermingled and
rare'so thickly interwoven with vines
.that, they formed a dense canopy of
'. leaves .mil blossoms over the spen
- " Space leneath, which thus resembled
- -H'sort of long water-cavern.
Ralph directed the cutter to this eav-
"' ern, and, looking through the green
archway into the partial obscurity be-
' J-ond. Tie beheld a sight well calculated
. to arouse apprehension.
In "the back part of the cavern, lying
5n a shallow among sandbanks that
partially concealed it, was a larRc croc-
: nriilo with its head raised nml thiown
hack, and its horrible jaws wide open, I
"vhile- its eyes were strained as if
turned up toward sonic elevated point.
Gazing in the same direction. Ralph
trras startled to sec. about ten feet above
those hideous jaws, the form of his
little brother, lying, with paic face and
dosed eyes, on the narrow shelf cf a
rock. The rock was under the branches
jof slender trees, which rose on each
(ide of it from the elevation. One of he
cmerhanging branches, broken off, ex
plained the boy's situation.
He had evidently climbed the tree
to escape the crocodile, had crept out
ton the slender branch, it had given
vay. and he had fallen on the rock.
. tits head striking it with force enough
o render him unconscious. There he
tiow lay so perilously near the edge
of the rock shelf that the slightest
tnsvement on his part would cause him
o roil off and fall into the jaws of the
I Ralph feared that a discharge of the
Swivel or of any firearm at the croco
dile would only be attended with fatal
results to Frank. Thesandbanks might
liinder the shot from striking the fierce
" reptile, while the shock would be pret
ty rore to dislodge the senseless lad
' fro the shelf, and thus bring bim
jlowa into the power of his voracious
The youth lost no time in heading
ills bst toward the rock. But the ent
er was tome fathoms from it when the
teal caajcht on a submerged sandbank.
Drawing his sword. Ralph sgraht
out, and quickly waded toward the
rock. Slight ledges and protruding
spurs on its front would enable Aim-,
he thought, to clitnb up to bis brother;
in fact, there was no other way of reach
ing him. The young officer held his
sword ready for use.
Ralph, however. Kept his eyes fas
tened upon the reptile.
The monster turned his head when
he was bear it and snapped at him.
He avoided it by stepping sideways;
then he commenced to strike and
thrust "vigorously at its jaws with his
sword. It retreated a few yards, but
broke his blade in two with its teeth
as it twisted its body around. Thinking
it would leave him, Ralph sprang to
the rock. Just then littlp Frank, re
covering his senses, gave i. slight cry
and fell from the ledge above. The
young officer saw him in time to catch
him in his arms. As he turned to
convey him to the cutter he perceived
that the crocodile.now between him aad
the boat, with open jaws, was preparing
to renew the attack.
He set his confused brother upon his
feet in the shallow water, and drawing
the single-barreled navy pistol which
he carried in his belt, he fired at the.
creature's big, yawning mouth.. rJiit;
owing to the animal's sheering a little
to seise the boy, how on one side bf his
protector, it received the shot on the
edge of its jaw.
Twisting itself away from the twain,
it commenced, as if in blended rage and
pain, to thrash the shallows with its
hard, bony tall.
As Ralph was conveying his brother
past the reptile, toward the boat, his
left ankle caught between two small
under water rocks, and waB temporar
"Never mind," said Frank, as the
hurt youth dragged himself along with
difficulty. "I am now alble to valk.
You need not carry me. I will help
He disengaged himself from Ralph's
arms, seized his hand, and tried to as
sist him. The crocodile had turned
by this time toward the two for an
Hut tney now were within a yard
of the cutter, and though suffering ex
cruciating pain, the young officer
caught up his brother's form and
tossed him into the boat.
The crocodile was close to Ralph, but
he contrived to escape it with a forward
movement and to roll himself across
the gunwale of the cutter.
He went over bh his back, with his
head on the edge of the bow. While
he was trying to turn and right him
self, which his sprain hindered him
from doing quickly, the hideous open
jaws of the monster appeared over the
They were very near the head of
the piostrate youth.
He would not be able to move it in
time to elude those terrible fangs.
Dut at this critical moment his young
brother, who had noticed that the croc
odile's jaws were on a line with the
swivel, sprang forward with ready de
cision and discharged the piece.
Never was a shot more effectived it
plowed its way nearly through the full
length of th" hugh reptile's body, kill
ing the animal almost instantly.
Ralph praised his brother for the
quick judgment and swift action which
had thus been the means of saving
him from a horrible fate.
In fact, the presence of mind and
promptitude shown by the little fellow
on this occasion won the admiration
and applause of all the seamen aboard
'the ship, when, in time, it was made
known to them.
Not long after the gun had been fired
the rising of the tide floated the cutter
clear of the sandbank, enabling Ralph,
with Frank's assistance, to get back
to the landing place fronting the hut.
where some of the sailors who bad re
turned from the vain search for the lad
joyfully hailed his appearance.
Frank's explanations about the canoe,
as well as his situation on the rocks,
verified his brother's previous conjee
tures on the subject.
The boy had gone to the canoe to i ..n
vcy it to the cutter, had been pursued
by the crocodile, and by vigorous pad
dling had reached the water cavern.
So close to him then was the reptile
that, as he sprang out of the canoo to
climb the tree, the jaws of the monster
closed over the frail vessel, partly
Bottom up. and with Frank's cap.
which had fallen from his head, caught
on the broken wood, the little craft had
drifted off with the current, to be after
ward found by Ralph, as described.
Superintendent Sol Stephan of the
Zoo has made all sorts of curious dis
coveries in the habits and character
istics of animals, the latest of which is
that wild creatures arc mostly left
fcotcd. Mr. Stephan has been endeav
oring to verify this observation on two
parrots lately brought from Mexico.
He found that in grasping a finger of
fered as a perch the parrots almost al
ways put the left foot forward. Usu
ally the finger offered is that of the
right hand. But when the left finger
is offered to the parrots they put for
ward the right foot. There is. how
ever, apparently a small residuum of
preference for the left foot. This
seems to be due to the fact that men are
usually right handed and offer the right
hand to the parrot.
The left foot is the one naturally put
forward by the parrot in this case and
through repetition of this action a spe
cies of left-footedness is induced. Mr.
Stephan's general conclusion is that
ther is no evidence that the parrot is
naturally left-footed. The appearance
of that left-footedness is due entirely
to the fact that those who offer the fin
foot to parrots do so. as a rule, with
the right hand. Repetition of this
process makes the parrot more or less
left-footed in time. Cincinnati En
quirer. California's "Rocped Old Bard."
Joaquin Miller has been charging the
Californians with laziness and lack of
public spirit and is much abused for
his plain speech. It is something of a
recompense, however, to have the San
Francisco News Letter call him "the
rugged old bard of the hills."
The 'aobr of Lanjraaces.
There are 3,424 known languages, or
rather dialects, in the world. Of these,
537 are siatic; SS7 European; 27G Afri
can, and 1,624 American languages and
A DAK0T4 STOBM.
SWEET FAMILY THE ONLY ONES
Mry of Their Drratira! Hireling
Daughter Loct Her fltuiU nnd two
of the Fbn I,ot Thfclr Feist l ibfc
ItlirutrU of 18X8.
HE celebrated sur
vivors of Dakota'.
terrible blizzard In
1S88 are noV living
qnSetly at Paihes
So far as known
the Sweet family
are the only people
out in that storm
who lived through
it. Hundreds per
ished on the wide plains and many
froze to 'death in their own homes. But
this entire family spent the night in
an open sleigh, and yet miraculously
recovered. However, their cruelly mu
tilated bodies are now eloquent fettiihd
ers of their night of unparalleled suf
fering. With his faithful horses lying dead
:n the snow and his family huddled
together in their big bob sleigh, Mr.
Sweet kept one of the most agonizing
vigils ever given to man. Shegted in
ice and snow, beating his face against
the sleigh to break the icy crust that
enveloped him like a mask, and threat;
encd to smother him, he tramped
around his lovbd ones all the night
Mr. and Mrs. Sweet started from their
home in Olivet. Hutchinson county.
South Dakota, about 11 o'clock in the
morning of January 12. 188S, to attend
their son's wedding about four miles
They were accompanied by their
daughter, Berdcna. aged lfl, and their
sens Orlo, Herbert and Wesley, aged
srfit 7 'r 1
MISS BERDENA. ORLO
17, 15 and 5, and a nephew 9 years old.
It was an ideal winter day, clear and
sunshiny, but as Mr. Sweet tucked his
family snugly beneath the blankets
and lobes he remarked that if the wind
changed when the sun went down there j
would be a storm. .
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They were a merry party, eager and therefore the amount of fruitful in
joyous over the anticipated celebration. ve.tjgaton j
But suddenly the wind began to whis- "
tie over the prairies, the horses pricked t Mk a.5eo stitches a Minute;
up heir ears and started in alarm, but Anything that may be penetrated by
tli . sun still shone brlghtlv, and while a neeedle is food for the sewing ma-
jy drew the blankets more closely ,
.o one anticipated the impending
When they were within two mues 01
their destination the wind shifted from
the southwest to the northwest, and
without a moment's warning hail, sleet
and snow struck them rquare in the
face. The sun went out like nn extin
guished lamp. The wind howled and
came from all directions; the cold be-
came intense and the snow blew with j
blinding, pitiless fierceness into their
eyes and faces and crept beneath every
crevice of the covering that protected
them. They had just passed a school
house, and finding it impossible for the
horses to face the storm, Mr. Sweet
tried to turn aiound and go back to
the school, and soon found it impossi-.
ble, as he could not tell from which
way the wind was coming, as it seemed
to come from every point of the com
pass, from the heavens and from the
earth. In that terrible storm it was
certain death to stop and possible death
to go ahead. The track had long since
been lost, and the horses were going
through the fenceless country, no one
knew where, but they kept on traveling
until about midnight. The snow was
so deep and the crust so hard that the
horses found it almost impossible to
move. Finally they stopped and could
be urged no farther, and. with a cry
that was almost human, one of them
dropped dead in his tracks. A few
moments later the other one lay down
beside his mate, and two frozen and
exhausted even for his death struggle,
died quietly under the drifting snow.
Until dawn Mr. Sweet walked around
the sleigh to keep the robes over his
perishing family. At daylight he start
ed for help, but when fie reached the
nearest house and attempted to thaw
the ice from his face that he might be
able to speak his eyes swelled shut
and he was blind for days. His family
was rescued by a school teacher, who
took the mebers in his sleigh to his
home. Doctors were soon in attend
ance, and on February l Miss Sweet's
hands were amputated and the next
day Orlo and Herbert had their legs
taken off below their knees. Three
days after Wesley's fingers on the right
hand were removed and the nephew
lost all his fingers. Mr. Sweet lost his
fingers and all the toes on both feet also
his left heel. It was six months before
he was able to use a crutch. ' Mrs.
Sweet was frozen internally, but did not
lose any limbs.
It Li hot known how cold it was that
might of the blizzard, but the next day
the thermometer registered 46 degrees
below zero. The intense cold, coupled
with the bitter wind, sleet and snow
made it a memorable night in Dakota's
' AWAITING J3iSe6VERIE3:
Somi that Waiild kxtmi titm Ksa ml
There are conceivable discoviriea W
medicine; such as a pflwer 6f ilhimiiiatt
ing the human body, which would
greatly help min in his warfare with
disease; and thete mjiy exist. tOeans et
destroying withid the bodily 6yft
or permanently preventing the genera
tion of the hostile microbes; says the
'Saturday Review: We might learn; iii
the domain of applied mechanics, how
to utilize the colossi! fofcS of the tifles
the greatest -of ail ilnused sources Hf
power. Except the f Usti. 3; the jlfdria
throiigh space; or we' might find a flew
way of easily developing Heat so" id
tense that, for instance, we could make
of sand a magnificent and comparative
ly cheap building material. The uses
of Intense heat, if easily produced,
would, in fact, be numberless. To
produce d cooling, apparatus; which
should have preceiseiy. thfe reverse Si
ted of a fire, and make the trdpics1
comparatively enjoyable place of resi
dence for white men, is beyond the
range of sane imagination; hut a re
frigerating process, which shall add;
say, five years to the durability' df all
food products is not, and would greatly
increase, the comfort of the masses of
Ali thise would be great discoveries,
but they would ndt greatly extend the
range bf human thought, or furnish
any , solution df the problems which
perplex .investigators. What seems to
be hoped for from among the thousands
of eager brains now devoted to physi
cal inquiry is the revelation of some
hitherto unknown law as extensive in
its incidence and as resistless in. its
operation as the law of gravitation.
Suppose we discover a quality in ether,
that is, in the something which pre
sumably fills space, which once recog
nized will enable lis to understand wfly
IJB iQ 2 ? I'
a big solid attracts or pulls a little
solid, or possibly why, when a lode
stone approaches a needle the latter
jumps up, henceforth to hang to it.
Might not that make the universe im
mediately around us more intelligible,
and so directly Increase the nace. and.
ctiine, aome years ago when the do
mesttc plain sewing straight single
ncccdle machine represented the best
there Was in the sewing machine line;
this s-tatcment, Which is made oh the
authority of an expert, would not stand
the proof. But to-day sewing machines
may loop and chain stitches through
cloth of any kind and thickness, heavy
duck, wood veneers, leather, heavy car
pets, rubber and anything that a needle
can go through. A woman who sits
at home, with her foot working the
treadle of a purring mechanical seam
stress, may see the machine make 600
stitches a minute. This is high speed
compared with hand sewing, but one of
the great sewing machine manufact
ories of the world recently constructed
a wonder which zips through 3,500
stitche's in sixty seconds. That means
11,000 separate and distinct movements
in the stitch-making part of the ma
chine, for r-ch complete stitch requires
the neeedle to enter the cloth, first loop
to be formed, the neeedle to be with
drawn and the second loop to be
formed, and all of these are done 3,500
times while the hand of the clock is
going between two marks on the dial.
Death at the Relas.
While people were hurrying to work
at 6:30 o'clock along West Side avenue,
Jersey City, they noticed a ber wagon,
the driver of which appeared ghastly
white, with a glaring .tare in hi3
eyes. The horses were running quite
fast, and although the wagon passed
close to icveral other vehicles, the
driver did not make any attempt to"
steer out of the way. Policeman Henry
Mulcox noticed the strange manner of
the driver and decided to stop the team.
He did so and talked to the driver. He
did not receive any answer and on
shaking the man was startled to find he
was dead. The man was sitting up
right on the seat. The truck belonged
to Ballentine ft Co. of Newark. It was
subsequently learned that the driver
was Joseph Viegler, aged 45 years, of
42 Bowery, Newark. The body was re
moved to the morgue and the rig was
taken in charge by the police. Heart
disease ia supposed to have caused
Viegler's death. New York Commer
Aa L'nacconatable Reasoa.
"Why don't Dumley straighten up?"
commented the critical man, severely.
"Don't you see how short that stoop in
his. shoulders makes him?"
The man in the new overcoat shook
Iiis head impatiently.
"I didn't notice that it was his
shoulders," he ssid morosely.
It was Dumley's tailor. New York
f .iiii ;
TH GAME OF WHIST.
MINISTERS PLAY THE GAME 6n
BriMart Woa a Large San
Callay Clbbar'a Witty Remark to Hli
Irritable Old Partner Lvala 1'alllBBe's
ANY strange stories
are told of whist
playing, says the
Bftstott Post, but
hone' can' exefet this:
om yeafS agd
there was a whist
club' iri Spmerset
sh' ire;, Englaud,
composed mostly 6f
met every Sunday
evening in-the back parlor Of a barber.
Four of these $re one tlmeaetln;? as
pall-bearers at the funeral of a rever
end brother, when a delay occurred,
owing to the grave being not quite
ready, and the coffin was set down at
the chancel. By way of whiling away
the time one bf them pro'duced a pack
of cards from' his packet and proposed a
few hands Of Whist. The rest gladiy
assented and they were deep1 in the
game when the sexton panic to an
nounce that the preparations, were com
plete. Goldsmith tells of an old lady who,
lying sick unto death, played cards with
the curate to pass the time away, and,
after winning all his money, had just
prepared to play jof her funeral charges
when she expired, t
Mettcrnich, the great Austrian
statesman, owed to a single game of
whist the greatest sorrow of his life.
One evening, while he was engaged In
his favorite game, an express arrived
with dispatches from Galicia. He
placed the papers on the mantelpiece
and went bh playing ail, that night and
far into the mbral.Hg. when the party
broke up he whs horrified to1 learn that
upon his immediate reply to the 'Jis
patches depended the fate df 2,000 inno
cent persons. .Had Mettcrnich loved
whist less passionately, history t had
never recorded .the irifaHious Galic'iah
massacre. . It is said that when the
revolution broke out in Paris repeated
and frantic messages were sent to
Charles X., informing him of the state
of affairs. The king was engrossed in
cards, however, and not to be disturbed
and each time the reply came: "His
majesty is playing whist."
Another cool whist player was Lord
Sligo. When the news arrived that
his magnificent residence was on fire he
stopped only a moment to ascertain
whether or not his presence could be of
material service on the scene of the con
flagration. Finding that it would not.
he calmly took up the hand which had
been dealt him while he was talking
with the meflfeenger and resumed play.
Does WniSt lalug coa or cnoour
age heartlessness? When Lord Thanet
was in the Tower for the O'Connor riot,
three friends the duke of Bedford, the
duke De Laval and Capt. Smith were
admitted to play whist with him. and
remained till the lock-up hour of 11.
Early in the sitting Capt. Smith fell
back in a fit of apoplexy, and one of the
party rose to call for help. "Stop." cried
another, "we shall be turned out if you
make a noise; let our friend nlono till
11; we can play dummy, and he will be
none the worse, for I can read datii in
A case where a smgle game of whl
was responsible for n good deal was
that in which G. IL Drummond of the
famous Charing Cross banking houe
of London lost $100'.000 at a single hit
ting to Beau Brumniel. When his loss
became known to Drummond's partners
they decided that a gambler was an un
desirable associate in a business requir
ing for prosperity the confidence of the
public in its managers. They there
fore forced him to retire.
Unless Espartero and his foe. Marota.
are much belied, their quarrel was set
tled by a game of cards in a farmhouse
at Bergara, where they met to arrange a
truce between their respective forres. J
Xo sooner did Espartero enter the room
than the Carlist chief challenged him to
a game of tresillo. a challenge the
Christino accepted with alacrity, lis- I
partero first won all Marota "s money, i
then his own conditions for the tiuce.
article by article, and finally the entire j
submission of the Carlist army. With-
in twenty-four hours Marota had laid
his debt and the fierce Carlist war was
at an end.
A Yarborough hand is a hand in
which there is no card above a nine
spot. The name given to this hand 4s
derived from a certain Lord Yarbor
ough, who ufeed to offer the attractive '
hut very safe wager of 1,000 pounds to 1 1
pound that a hand of this sort would
nnt hii rloalt IIis Innlchln mnv finvt
worked out the chances or he may not,
but the fact is that such a hand occurs
only once in 1.827 rounds, although '
Pembridgc says he has held three Yar- i
boroughs in a single evening. His lord-
ship's wager, to be quite fair, should
have been 1,827 pounds to 1 pound. It
is said that he won his wager many j
According to a recent report a yo:?ng
lady at a whist party held ten of the
thirteen trumps. Such a hand i? ex-
ceedingly rare. As for the chances of
holding a thirtecn-trump hand, they arc j
figured to be 10.000,000.00 to 1
At the Union club of Bolognc some ,
years ago the dealer dealt the twenty- '
six red cards to himself and partner J
and all the black cards to their oppo- (
nents. When we come to realize that
the odds against such a round of hands
are 8.000,000,000 to 1, wc must admit
that this was a very remarkable deal.
Louis Phillippe, while playing whist
one evening, dropped a louis and
stopped the game to look for it, where
upon a foreign ambassador, one of the
party, set fire to a billet of 1.000 franers
to give a light to the king for his search
under the table. The ambassador evi
dently had money to burn.
Colley Cibber was once playing oppo
site an old gentleman who became wry
irritable when his partner, who ws no
very good player, made a misplay. On
one of those occasions Colley remarked,
calmly: "Don't he angry, general, for
damme, I can play ten times worse if I
A Tender !oreI.
First Savage- "Isn't he last too swet
Second Savage "Yes. I'll trouble
ou for the salt." Detroit Tribune.
WANTED HIS WlFti
Inebrlatea TraVeUeg Mas Flays a Qaeer
A man; well dressed dad prosperous
looking, but with i drunker leer ort
his face, rolled into the telegraph Afflc
at the union depot yesterday, reached
several times fof pad of telegraph
blanks before he got it and' thfti wrot-
a message and handed it to Manager
JoilQ Pi Altberger, says the Kansas
"What do' yen call" this?" asked Alt
berger, after he had wasted stfmS Hbm
in trying to read it.
" '8' message," replied the man.
"It's so Jerky that I can't read it.
What does U say?" aaked Altberger
" t'S' message, my wife.- I'M drUnk,
don't yorf see?" said the man.-
Yes, I see ydil'"f runk," replied
"That!a wha's the matter. . I'm drunk,
an" warit my wife."
After awhile Manager Altberger
madou:t that the mfoMg wa dJrested
to a woma'ri in Chicago, it read:
"Am in Kansas City drunk: Neftd
you immediately. Come on first train."
The message was signed by the man's
name id full.- The inebriate grew con
fidential and tflld Manager Altberger
that he1 was a traveling itiati who had
taken a cure" a yeaf and a half a"go and
had not taken! A drink .ince fh6ri until
itc arrived iri Kansas City last Week
and fell in with some boon companions
of olden days and they led him astray.
He said he' hadn't the moral courage to
sober up and wdntcd his wife to come
arid ta"ke hint hdme. Manager Alt'
bcrger sent thfc telegram arid iri a shdrt
time received this reply.
"Will leave on the 6 o'clock train. Bo
there in the morning."
Story oa Jastlce Gray.
The Washington Times tells the fol
lowing story on Justice Gray of the
United States siiprrae court. He had
gone down inid Delaware to hold court
and was met iiy a deputy riia'rsHai.- The
fees are not large dhwn in ihat sccMfttf
and the deputy marshal's arc h6t Hc
richest men' a'rdund. Sd this deputy
met the justice and wan' ready td walk
over into' towh.
"Where is oiir carriage!" asked Jus
tice Gray. "Well. Mr. Justice, you sec
our fees are small, and if I hired a car
riage I would have nothing left." "You
get the carriage," said the justice:
"there is an account to which.it can be
charged. Write to the marshal in Bal
timore and he'll tell you what to do."
So Justice Gray rode over to the town
and the deputy marshal wrote to his
superior. Shortly after the return of
JtiBtice Gray he received a letter from
the deputy marshal, saying the carriage
bill was all right, "The marshall Ulls
me," h6 wrote, "10 charge it up to the
account 6f prisoners".-'"'
Three itlc ttilve' Cror-fc
Three of the largest olive orchards
in the world are being planted in south
ern California this season. The largest
is that of Andrew McXally, of the pub
lishing firm of Rand & McXally. of
Chicago. He has men at work laying
out a 400-acre olive grove near Fuller
ton, in Orange county. He will plant
40.000 olive trees. In the vicinity of
Colton. Barnet Stevenson, a cousin of
Vice-President Stevenson, owns, with
Mrs. A. E. Stevenson, several hundred
ficrps of land. An olive grove of 310
acre;? is being prepared there. Some 34.
000 trees have been bought in Pomona
for the Stevenson grove. D. E. Emery,
recently of Oakland, is having 240 acres
of olives planted near Wltltticr. Never
has there been such extensive planting
or olive groves, both big and little, in
Southern California, as this season.
Pomona Valley nurseries have sold al
ready 200,000 olive trees, and the sea
son is only half over. San Francisco
Starred for lll .Ils
William Luyster'. a New York police
man, who was about to be discharged
because he weighed 33r. pounds suc
ceeded in reducing his weight 107
pounds in exactly nine months. He re
sorted to violent exercise and long
walks and literally starved.
rrepntitler.inre of Womrn.
The population of the world averages
1CD women to every 10' men. Eight
ninths of the sudden deaths arc those
MEN OF MARK.
Ex-Gov. George W. Peck of Wis
consin will appear on the rostrum ncr.
season a3 a professional h:turer.
Senator Butler or South Carolina is
the chief promoter cf a new organiza
tion to collect southern historical ma
terial. Alexander Dumas, fils. and his grand
father, the general, arc to have statues
in Paris on the Place Malesherbes by
the side of the author of "Monte
Antonio de Navarro, husband of
Mary Anderson, has an interesting col
lection of photographs of his wife in a
room in their home at Tunbr'dge Wells.
Tuny rcprrsent her in all the parts she
has played, and Mr. dc Xavsrro has ar
ranged them to make a frieze around
the entire room.
Leopold Strouse of Baltimore has
prreentcl to Johns Hopk:n3 University
a sum of money as a beginn:ng of a fund
for the purchase of rabbinical books
for the university library. About 303
books will be purchased a the first in
stallment, and they will come mainly
from Frankfort-on-thc-Main, in which
there is a fine coilection of rabbinical
The American Federation of Ibor in
recent session at Indianapolis passed &
resolution calling upon wage-earners
Rev. D. Rainsford, the well-known
Protestant Eniscopal pastor of New
York City, in a recent sermon declared:
"The pervading note of our time is
combination. Large combinations in
ali departments of industry are inevit
able. Labor's salvation rests with it
self" Mis3 Florence Ktlley, state factory
inspector cf Illinois, in her annual re
port to the governor, shows that the
leiie&ent l.oitt-e swtat shopn of Chicago
have increased rather tia decreased
during the past year.
SNAP SHOT AT A WHALE,
flew HU Majesty Was netee;raBee at
Whether a certala whale that break
fiHd. dined and supped every day ia
the Salt Catalina channel, west out
on morning with the determination of
being phOtogTiphed.fi reaily cannot
ay. but the plcttifv was certaialy
taken, says St. Nicholas.
Living lit the neighborhood, tho
whale was probaDly familiar with the
steamer that plowed daily through its
dining room: and if it was at all an
tibeet-viiig whale it must have notked
on the tnoraiag in question an unusual
commotion on the 4eck of the steamer,
and this is what it saw: The pas
sengers were crowding about the rail
and oa the upper deck stood a wan
and a little girl, the former holding a
square, black box, iato which he look
ed Earnestly. Aad if the whale had
cCfli a littlearer. this is what he
might' hav heaM
"Will he look pleasaat?" asked the
little girl of her companion.
"I hope so," he replied, glancing
rapidly from the camera to the whale
iftal wax then swimming a few hundred
It was an exciting Moment, as never,
so far as known, had a living whale in
the open ocean posed before a camera,
or a photographer seen so huge an
animal obligingly swim along, allowing
its picture to be taken.
"it'3 H iame whale, isn't It?" said the
little girl, a9 1k4 whale graduai'Jy
"Ho certainly docs not scetil ry
timid," replied her companion, and as
He spoke puff! came the spouting, like
the escape of steam, the vapor actually
drifting aboard tfl steamer into the
faces of the passenger's.
The whale was now so near that the
barnacle upon its back could be seen
and one' iri&ft was sure that he saw its
eye. Suddenly it soak and all that
could be seen in the little window was
the dancing waves and the white sails
of myriads of velellas that covered the
surface, scudding along before the
ftcsh trade wind. Then, without warn
ing, the creature as suddenly rose
again, showing a large area of its
back, sending at the same time a cloud
of misty vapor into the air as its top
or dorsaf fin appeared. The photog
rapher saw it in the little window,
and, evidently thinking that the whale
looked as pleasant as he in all probabil
ity would, touched the button, and. sn
far as 1-1 known, took the first photo
graph of a living whale in tbc open
"HORRID. MEAN. THING."
She Thought Jeha Weak Heaae With aa
"The horrid, mean thing! I wonder
who she was?" exclaimed a little wom
an, as she was standing with a lady
4o amp at a lata. aa Cf r4e Mnwr1qi ltlH
reading a letter from her home in Penn
sylvania, says an exchange. "Some
mcri can'i b trusted aloBe for a day
they will do something to disgrace
themselves." And she stamped her lit
tle foot on the sidewalk, while a look
of indignation spread over her pretty
"Why. what has gone wrong up
home?" questioned the other lady, as
she turned to the little one with a sym
"Oh. John has gone crazy, I think."
and her voice choked, while a moisture
crept into her eyes. "They were having
a fair and festival in the town hall for
the benefit of our church, and the big
chandelier fell, hurting several people.
After the accident John went home
with a with a "
But the little thing broke down and
sobbed as though her heart was break
ing. "Here," she said, handing the let
ter to her friend and pointing to a para
graph, "read that and you will under
stand what I mean."
The lady took the letter and com
menced reading aloud at the place in
dicated: "After the accident, when the
excitement had quieted down John
went home with an ugly cut on his arm.
"What?" Interrupted the little one.
as she turned with a startled look to
ward .the other.
"Went home." continued her :om
panioh. reading again, "with an ugly
cut on "
The little lady snatched the letter out
of the others hand with a hysterical
sob and commenccdcrowding it into
the envelope, while her face took on the
color of carmine.
"Do you know," she gurgled, a.i she
pushed the letter down deep in her ;iiat
pocket. "I read that paragraph over
three different times, and each time i
spelled that word c-a-t?"
Talking with God begins in short
Christ is very clone to :be penitent
The blackest devil outside of the pit
Nothing a bad man owns can bo his
The right to do right is a God-given
No man can walk straight who fol
lows a doubt.
Faith used is as ture to srow as good
seed in good soil. '-
No man treats Christie!! w'ao treats
his brother wrong.
Have more religion iha-i you can
carry in your head.
No one can know Christ without
wanting to be like him.
darkness cannot be made black
enough to destroy light.
God knows how we love, while men
only know how we live.
The man who conquers himself has
had Gcd for his helper.
No man can fail until he tries to get
along without God's help.
Hire people to be good, and they will
quit when the pay stop?.
It is hard to beiicve in the religion of
some very religiou? peon!.'.
The man who never praises his wife
would have a better one if he did.
Keeping too much in your pocket
may drive the Lord ouLof your heart.
Philosophizing about how a man got
into th ditch will never gt him out.
Cuni:-c Money talks.
Cawker I know that Chinese cash I
tells tads. j
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