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VOLUME XXVII.-NUMBER 13.
COLUMBUS, NEBRASKA. WEDNESDAY. JULY 8, 1896.
WHOLE NUMBER 1,305.
1 MiT" M" '' k
GROUP OF SINNERS.
I OUR letters, miss."
Beatrice -was in
bed. She was often
in bed, even when
the third and
came. With the
letters the maid
brought a cup of
tea. She drew the
' rose pink curtains
to give her mistress an opportunity to
enjoy her letters and the tea. Also,
Llie was curious about the effect of that
envelope with the postmark "Port
land." She was not supposed to know;
but she knew. She had had great ex
perience as a lady's maid, and rellfhed
And sure enough, she hid hex tt
arl this time. The moment Beatrice
caught sight of the "Portland" letter
fihe flushed so-tbst-her complexion had
no need of rose pink curtains to en
hance it, and with a petulant move
ment of the hand, she overturned the
dainty little silver stand with the tea.
J'ayn uttered a sympathetic cry.
"Take it away," exclaimed Beatrice,
"I don't want any after all."
IMyn was quite loath to go. There
was another letter and Payn was curl
on aiiout that also. She was not al
lowed fuiihcr indulgence in drama at
the niistrv.ss expense.
"l.oavc me, 1 said; I wish to be
Mont'," Beatrice ejaculated, with, for
her, an unusual show of temper.
"Certainlj, miss." murmured the
maid, in the most humble and deferen
tial of tones.
Then Beau ice fell back in bed. with
the "Portland" letter crushing tighter
Jim? tighter in her small right hand.
Shame flooded her, as the tea the car
pet; and many memories incident to
the i-ense of shame.
And consequent upon this feeling
Jioatricf's he.ut grew angry with fate,
and sho akcd herself why she, of all
women, should have been subjected to
surli fearful humiliation.
For an hour slit lay thus. Then,
though still with preoccupied
thoughts, she rang the bell and bade
Pajn to help her to dress.
"IT you please, miss," .said the wcll
v.iudiiclcd maid, as she entered. "I was
just coming to say that the viscount
"Oh, ye.-.."' murmured Beatiicc, "you
can go and tell him to amuse himself
with btcikfast or cigarettes or any
thing. And then come back. We
They did huiry. thought not unreas
onably. The viscount was not a young man
who liked to be kept waiting, especi
:illj bv the lad of his brief, bu warm
tVToclions. Yet all the while, for the
life of her. Brattice could not help
thinking of other things.
She had burnt the Portland letter
without opening it, and, as if in retri
bution, the writer now came but more
fip5bl before her.
Vliilo Pajn did her work with that
smooth celeiity that made her so great
a tic;iMiic, B all ice licd in the past.
And iies. were some of the pictures
il.at p.'-ed HKe dist-oling views be
foie her livelj mind. The home vicar
:igo. with h r white-haired worried
parent, and his imbecile money trou
ble";. Why had he, a clergyman,
mixed so unwiselj with the world's af
fairs? "We aie ruined, my dear," he
wailed, with his old head bowed in his
hands on the bieakfast table. "There
it. onlj one wa out of it."
"And what w.iy is that, papa?" asks
a g:l of 20, a'springtime edition of the
beautiful woman upon whose face Bea-
-srl ,,,r' I
' Vr, ' '
j&y til fl '? '
' "TAKE IT AWAY."
nice looked imp.issionately in her mir
:. " i or. while Payn brushes her hair.
"If." moaned the old man. "you
would but marry Paul Williams."
A wedding. She (Beatrice) and a lit
" :le middle-aged man, upon whose
i---.lean-shaen lace there rests an cx
,' VJession of iiritating pilde and rever
ence! The usual nonsense afterward.
. Then tle are together in a carriage.
though lier diess leaves little loom for
' him. He is whispering in her car.
. ' This is what he says:
, . -. - ".My darling, there is ioUi:ng on
'. ' ' eprth 1 will not do to make "ou happy.
A gieat house in town, liveried scrv-
ants, gilding and lights, flowers, the
' , " admiring homages of the world, and
of the many smart young men in par-
ticular. A little harassed, bald-
headed man somewhere in the back
"Who's that little ape?" she hears a
joung diplomat whisper to a youth
like himself, with a nod at the little
""Don't you know? Why, it's Mon
sieur le Mr.ri, to be sure."
Then a laugh such a laugh! Anon,
. the first of the young gentleman, hav-
f ing an opportunity, kisses her hand
and becomes impassiouud.
A curious conversation: "My dear
Beatrice." says the little bald gentle-
, . man how bothered he looks, jet how
kind "if jou are sure it will make ou
happy, it shall be done. But 1 must
. not disguise from ou that 1 am play
ing a dangerous game. For myself, 1
. care not. It may lead me into trou
ble of the worst kind, but you, please
God. will een then be bpaied the mis
erics of want. That I have contrived."
, "Yes," says the woman, brutally im
perious and cold, "we must certainly
. do it. I don't believe your talk about
wanting money, either. I made a mis
take when I married you, and mean to
get the only compensation possible."
Whereupon the little elderly man
sighs, kisses her hand (she less willing
. to have it kissed than ia the previous
scene) and departs.
Ruin, red and miserable. The visits
c,r interested but unsympathetic
friends, women eager to pick up infor
mation. They all hurl back words at
poor little M. le Mart; Beatrice, with
her lace handkerchief to her ye and
cruel rage in her heart, acquiesces.
The Visits of interested and Interesting
young men, who are quite cheerful,
and persuade her at length that she,
too, under the circumstances, niayj if
she will, also be cheerful. "It might
be a deal worse, a deuced deal worse,"
says one of them; and he presses her
hand tenderly and kisses it Liter, pet
haps less reverently.
The parting. Good heavertswhak
ignominy! The wife of a convict!
The little, bald-headed man, however,
does hot look very vicked. There are
tears in his eyes. "Dearest," he whis
pers, "I will not ask you to forgive me.
I did it, as I thought for the best hut
my brain must have been turned. I
wronged you when I married you, and
now you must forget me. if t write Id
you you need hot answer. I can wor
ship you at a distance, and pray for
you as well in my prison cell as by
your own dear side!" That was all.
They did not embrace. She gave hira
her hand to kiss, as he seemed very
much to want it People appeared to
have a mania for kissing ner hand, it
was so very small and shapely.
"There, that will do," exclaimed
Beatrice, suddenly. "Never mind that
"But Lord Dadenham specially
asked me, minn, to bring it up for that
purpose," protested the astonished
"Oh, well, I don't care."
"You never looked more lovely in all
your life, miss, I'm positive," mur
mured Payn, as her mistress moved to
The perfume of Turkish tobacco
floats to her nostrils thp moment she
is outside. She quivers with strange
"I do wish neotde wr.uldn t smoke
here before I have brea'tfasteJ," she
-7ut miss "
"Oh, hold j'our tongue, Payn! It
doesn't matter much what they do,
Viscount Dadenham is the diplo
matist of old times. He pitches his
cigarette into the fire, but does not
rise. He prefers to contemplate Bea
trice, bb If she were an "old master,'1
or n modern landscape, merely remark
ing: "Well, how arc you this morning?"
"Wc are," said Beatrice, "perfectly
well, thank you.
Viscount Dadenham laughs. There
itc times when he rather likes Miss
M.-.yloigh's humDr.. l.'ear-ico A il
liams is Miss Ma;,i.igh. She lit' 3 hepn
thai ever since her hinb.tr JVs sentence
a.-; an embezzler. Viscount Dadenham
persuaded her. He said sue had 10
choose between happiness of a kind in
that way or the most positive misery
conceivable as an unprotected womanH
of the world, at the hard mercy of her
old acquaintances. She had, therefore,
These two breakfasted together. The
viscount is exceedingly cool. To tell
the truth, he knows Beatrice rather too
well now. And yet she still exercises
a great fascination oer him. He usod
to tell her that there was no woman
in London to compare with her, not
only for beauty, but also for her com
posure of manner. "My swet seda
tive," was one of the silly pet phrases
with which he once christened her.
Today, however, something troubles
Beatrice continuously. She did not
ghe the viscount anything like half
her attention. More than once he
actually frowned only to smile indif
ferently the next moment.
Do what she would she could not get
little Paul out of her head. While
she trifled with -lie t-Mil sh! saw him
picking oakum, or some equally nasty5.
stuff. She supposed that they did that
sort of thing at Portland. She had
never taken the trouble to acquire any
exact 'information about the routine
occupation of a man like her husband
in a place like Portland.
"Bee," said the viscount, "what the
devil's the matfr with ou?"
"With me! What should there be?"
"That smile :s p'tt on, mv friend. It
don't deceive me!"
"Did I smile? I am so sorry, for if
so I must have been deceiving myself.
I don't feel .'xceptioaally jocose."
The viscount uncoils his long, slen
der legs and, standing erect, shrugs
"Well," he says, "I won't pretend to
understand vou. I should bo glad if
you'd drive lue to Padiligton to meet
"Very well. Touc.n th bell, v.i?l
you? The brougham is yours."
"Was, you mean."
"Ah, thank you, to be eure; you gave
it to me. But you'll have some lunch
The viscount goes toward Beatrice,
puts his hands on her shoulders, and
looks her steadily in the eyes. She
meets his gaze as steadily.
"Bee," he says at length, "you're up
to some deviltry."
"I'm sure I don't know," she replies.
"If so, it would be sickeningly monot
onous, but hardly surprising."
"Thanks, I will lunch," says the vis
count. He rings the bell. During lunch and
afterward he puts aside his easy man
ner, and becomes grave. It has oc
curred to him that he never loved this
beautiful woman more than now. Hf
half hints as much she makes him a
And so in due time the carriage is
ready, and Beatrice, looking magnifi
cent in her furs, leads the way.
Yet all the time yet she cannot
think why littl bald-headed Paul
and his devoted face keep recurring to
her. The viscount nods to several ac
quaintances. She takes no notice of
anyone. That has been her pleasant
role for four years past.
Thus they reach the station.
"We're late, by Jove!" exclaims the
He springs out of his carriage to in
terrogate the guard. People stream by,
some with bundles, some with babies,
some with wives and husbands and
some forlornly lonely. Beatrice
watches the throng.
"Now, then, silly!" she hears a por
ter exclaim as he elbows an old man
out of his way. She turns. The old
man's hat has been knocked off. He
has picked it up and is replacing it
upon his head (a bald one) when he
glances her way.
The next moment Beatrice's heart
goes thump, thump, and she is strug
gling with the door, "Paul!" she cries.
The old man stumbles toward her
With open arms and an expression of
childlike happiness on his facee.
"My darling!" he sobs, as he clasps
her hand With both of his. "So rod
have really come to meel me!"
"Yes," she whispers back, with her
crimsoned face on his shoulder; "I
have come to meet you."
It is the" work of a minute to help the
old man into the carriage and then she
gives the one ward, "Home!" to Ihe
Ten minutes afterward the Viscount
Dadenham, having looked here and
there in vain, also utters a single
word. It is the conventional mono
syllabic word by means 6f which un
regenerate man signifies extreme dis
gust, annoyance or disappointment or
IRRIGATION AND THE NILE.
A PUa That, It fa Estimated, Will Cost
Additional sources of supply to be
used during the summer season, when
the Nile is low, are most urgently re
quired, BayB the National Review. Sev
eral schemes have been proposed for
thi Purpose and have during the last
few years been carefuliy examined and
weighed, and there is now a general
agreement among experts in favor of
a reservoir above Assouan, at the first
cataract, with a dam or barrage at As
siout, and various subsidiary works in
the form of canals and drains. It is not
proposed to store the Nile water at full
flood, since to do this would be to nr
rest the useful flow of fertilising mild
to which the present irrigation Owes
so much of it value and at the same
time to silt up the reservoirs with it.
What is proposed is to store water
when the Nile, no longer ehdrged with
mud, begins to fall in the iate autumn
and winter, and to let it out during the
summer, thus maintaining a fairly av
erage level of water in the Nile and
in the irrigating canals during the
summer as well as the winter months.
This would give an ample supply dur
ing the summer in lower Egypt ana
will in other parts of the country in
troduce perennial in place of annual ir
rigation. It will then be possible to
grow several successive crops in one
year and to substitute for the present
single crop of corn, beans or clover the
much more profitable crops of sugar
and cotton. One objectionable feature
which for a long time delayed the
scheme namely, the submersion of the
temples of Phiiac has been modified,
and the archaeologists are now assent
ing parties to the modified bchOniC.
The one difficulty which remains is to
raise the requisite niOney. The whole
cost is estimated at 5,000,000. Possi
bly it might be done for a million less
and subsidiary works might be exe
cuted oiit of revenues. But it is as well
to contemplate the larger sum.
A COURTEOUS CHIEF JUSTICE.
Gallant bnt Very Just Toward the Fair
A young lady spending a rainy even
ing at the house of an old gentleman
wanted a cnb to take her home, says
the Youth's Companion. Her host
started off to fetch the cab. "Do iet
the maid go," she said. "My dear, the
maid is also A woman' Was the grave
reply. The man was the late George
Higinbotham, chief justice of Victoria.
His courtesy toward women was re
gardless of rank or personal attractive
ness. He would take off his hat to his
cook and bow as graciously as though
she were a duchess. A man was trying
to lead a heavy draft horse along the
street. The animal refused to be led
and then the man made several inef
fectual attempts to mount the refrac
tory creature. At that moment the
chief justice came along and, seeing the
man's difficulty, extended his hand as
a mounting block. Thenlanput his foot
in the hand and mounted the horse's
back. The chief justice passed on
quietly, but to an observer the kindly
deed recalled the words of the Master:
"Vhosoeer will be chief among you
let him be your servant." His cour
tesy made his manners good, but it did
not soften his sense of justice. A law
yer tells this anecdote: "I had once
to appear before him in chambers on
behalf of a charming client who had
some property, but would not pay her
debts. The case was heard in his own
room and he was courtesy itself. He
stood when she entered. 1 think she
dropped her handkerchief and he left
his scat to pick it up. Nothing could
be gentler than his manner and I was
congratuating myself on an easy vic
tory, but when the facts were heard
the decision came that my client must
pay or spend six months in prison."
;tats Water ripen.
In Germany uater pipes are being
made of glass, with asphalt covering.
to prevent fracture. It is claimed that
they give thorough protection against
moisture in the ground and against the
action of acids and alkalis, and that
they cannot be penetrated by gases.
It is estimated that there are 40,000
women voters in Utah and 10,000 more
who may become naturalized.
The fastest train in France makes
fifty-two and three-quarters miles an
hour between Paris and Lille.
School directors in the district of
Duverne, Iowa, have ordered a cyclone
cave dug at each of the schoolhouses i
in the district.
There are more than twenty active
volcanoes among the Andes of South
America, ranging in height from 13,500
to 23,000 feet.
Baron Ferdinand De Rothschild's
yacht Roma is a floating palace. Forty
can dine comfotably in the luxurious
The annual increase of the German
nation during the last five years has
been more than five times as much as
that of the French.
The feminine element is terribly in
excess In Germany, the women exceed
ing the men by more than 1,000,000, ac
cording to the latest statistics.
The greatest proportionate loss of
officers to men in any battle was at
the capture of tho Redan, where three
officers were lost to every twenty-two
A slice of common onion rubbed on
the spot is a certain cure for a wasp
sting. If the sting be in the throat
or mouth an onion should be slowly
chewed and swallowed.
EW people wish an.
ancewith a cyclone.
Those who have
had one mostly
wish they had hot.-.
i Of ail the many cy-1
clone experiences l
have heard related;
I think mine is the"'
It was nearly 2d
years ago, and hap
pened during one of those "blood circu
lators," as the cyclone was then some
times called, in the vicinity of Corydoitf
Ia. I say "in the vicinity," because it
would be impossible to fix the exact
spot, owing to my perturbed state of
mind, and the fact that the said experi
ence was spread over quite a stretch of
I was about 18 years old and had
wandered out to that new country with
an aeronaut. Wilson by name, who
made the country fairs giving exhibi
tions with a wheezy old bailodn that af
tci wards killed him. I sometimes made
the ascensions with him, but on this
particular occasion he sent me across
country to a point about four miles dis
tant where he thought he could land,
after leaving the fair grounds.
I was to be on hand to assist him in
caring for the balloon. About half an
hour before the ascension I left the
small fair grounds and proceeded with
the wind across the prairie in the direc
Cliavln;; a Iltllnnn.
After about three-quarters of nn hour
I looked Lack and saw the big hulk laz
ily following me, at a height of several
hundred feet. 'For a time1 it came
straight after mc. but when I readied
the top of a swell in the prairie having
lost sight of it for a few moments, I
raw it had been caught by a counter
current of air, and was moving off at
un oblique angle to the northeast.
Changing my course I pressed on for a
while and finally saw the balloon settle
down and down, until the anchor, jump
ing from hillock to hillock on the
prairie, caught a tough root or some
other obstruction and the big gas bag
In about ten minutes I was helping
Wilson rack it in shape for transpor
tation, after which I started oil to the
nearest farm house, seemingly three or
four miles distant, for the purpose of
engaging a wagon to haul the balloon
As I was about to start Wilson
stopped me and handed mc the para
chute, saying: "Here, Ed, take this
along. It iooks like rain and I don't
want the parachute to get wet if I can
I took the silk contrivance, and pro
ceeded on my way. It was u neat, light
weight affair, with sliding lings, ropes
and a kind of attachable belt that
could he fastened about the waist and
quickly attached or detached from the
parachute. As I walked along this
belt dangled about annoyingly, and to
get it out of my way I fastened it about
The Storiu Appear.
I had probably made about a miie cf
my walk toward the farm house, when
up from the west a threatening storm
cloud came in view. I thought of noth
ing but a rain storm, and although a
good soaking would have had little ter
ror for me, as Wilson did not want the
parachute wet, I broke into a half trot.
I had hardly gone fifteen rods before
I noted that the black cloud was com
ing my way with a rush. Sometimes it
was only a big bank of ink rolling
along the prairie, and then it lilted
and a huge tail lashed the grass an 1
muck, switching its monstrous bulk
around and back and forth over a
whole farm as quickly as one could
snap a whip. Ihad heard of cyclones
before, and not being anxious for an
interview. I started to run down a hill.
One quick glance back, and I fully re
alized the folly of an attempt to dodge.
So throwing myself fiat, I hugged the
ground, digging my toes into the muck
and clutching tufts of grass with my
Ia The Cyclone' Coarse.
An instant later something took me
off the earth with a jerk and raised me
high in the air. It seemed to me that
I went up fully 500 feet, I went so
swiftly. Then when I had reached a
point as high as the cyclone .wanted
me to go I became sensible of a swift
motion about a large circle. Then a
down, down feeling made me realize
that I had been cast outside of the
RIDE ON AN IOWA CYCLONE.
fiercest strength of the vortex, rind my'
weight was carrying me swiftly earth
wardto death, thought I.
I had once or twice looked out of the
basket Of Wilson's balloon at the land
scape far below, and shuddered at the
certain death that wfiuld ensue if the
balloon burst, and so wished myself 6Ut
and standing on good firm earth. But
just then 1 felt that the balloon would
hare beefl a godsend for me.
Down 1 went, swifter and swifter1,
as further and further to the outside Of
the whirling wind I gyrated. I noted
well what the influence was that pre
vented me frtinl dropping straight
down,- and wondered how soon my
perpendicular descent would bcgiii.-
SaTed by a 1'arachriie.
Suddenly there was a pull at my
waist. Then a sharp tug, and I felt
my downward flight growing less rap--id.
The parachute had opened. Busy
as I was just then I caught sight of the
broad folds of silk above mc and fer
vently thanked the giver of all good.
"Now." I mused, "it will be easy drop
ping." But thestorra king had designed fur
ther sport with me. I ceased to fall; t
rose instead. The orbit of my aerial
whirlings grew less and my speed
around it greater. It was easily un
derstood. The action of the parachute
on the air had so counteracted the
gravity of my body that I was again
easy for the outer motion of the cy-
CLINGING TO THE PARACHUTE,
THROUGH THE AIR BY T
clone to handle, and I had again been
drawn into Its central and btrongcr cm
brace. Up I went lo the very top of the vor
tex, ami could look dowh far below mc
into the hollow funnel. It was easy
sailing up there, but not particularly
pleasant. The trouble Was mostly go
ing on below. The sides of the funnel
weic a twirling mass of sticks, grass,
branches, small trees, biids. feathers
and a conglomeration of things chas
ing each other round and round.
Round and round I went, and on aitd
on; rising sometimes high into the air
till the business end of the aggregation
below me barely touched its tip to
the earth. Then its circle of devasta
tion was small. Dipping down lower,
until the immense tail was bent on the
ground, but still threshed swiftly
around, it covered a large surface at
each whirl and wipe.
I could actually catch glimpses of
the surrounding country through the
darkness around me as we sped on.
Ahead was a grove of Lombardy pop
lars, pointing their spire-like forms
straight up, not a leaf fluttering. Just
here we came lower down. A thousand
rounds cf crackling, splitting and rip
ping were audible. A cloud of leaves,
twigs and small birds floated up near
me for an instant and then settled
back for the race around the inside pf
the funnel. I glanced back a quick
glance for it was a sppedy cyclone,
and away back in the rear I saw a
tangle of shrubbery and roots and scat
tered trunks where the grove had been.
Then we dipped down into a sort of
valley, and soon the river shone a
bright white line below. Across this
I was carried with a roar and a swish.
The water came up and drenched me
with its thick spray, then up the bank,
gathering a mist of sand and off
again across the undulating plain.
A Farm Ifooie Wrecked.
There was a farm-house just ahead,
another eft to the left. I could see the
farmer and his wife at the first one,
running for the cellar, but at that mo
ment we veered to the left and cleared
them, but the other house was doomed.
BiaSPKSWmMJMMii'tjr Ua i .JUL l ML-k LJ ' -"
Thefe the woman seemed to be alone
with twd children in the yard. They
plunged inte the housr. There was
another succession of cracking and
crashing sounds as the house atid harfl
were swept away. The roar and rattl
The tin ware, bedding, straw stack,
chickens, carpets and the washing from
the clothes line, joined our collection
in the funnel.
I heard a terrible, prolonged screaul,
its Weird notca trembled on the. air,
and died out far behind. I saw a cow
fly feet up through thP air away off to
the right and strike the ground and
A Narrow Ktcape.
A long flat board sailed up near me.
menaced my parachute an instant and
then shot off at a tangent from tho
circle, thrown with the terrible centri
fugalr force. - - -
Although it taken some time to tell
this, it took only thre or four mo
ments for all these and more incidents
to transpire. I was beginning to feel
dizzy and faint, then fainter still, until
I had entirely lost consciousness.
How long on the spinning swell of
the cyclone my limp and almost life
less form was carried, I know not. I
only" know that s6me farmer picked
mc up a boil t six miles frtint where I
started with the cycltiiifc, afid cared for
mc three weeks before I coufd gt out.
Wilson had been there and got (B
THE AERONAUT WAS WHIRLED
HE TERRIBLE TWISTER.
parachute. I have often wished I had
it as a memento, but I never saw it or
Wilson since. I have a crooked arm,
though, which is probably memento
enough E. H. BATH RICK.
Joy for Tramp.
Hungry Higgins "I'd like to be an
Injun." Weary Watkiun "For why?"
Hungry Higgins " 'Cause an Injun
kin eat dog meat, .list fancy bavin'
nothin' to do but lean over the farm
er's fence an' have your dinner come
ii-runnnf right at you, only larkin' to
be broiled!" Indianapolis Journal.
ESSAY ON MAN.
"The starry heaven.- and the mind of
man" won Kant's wonder. But Kant
was a man.
When a man brags of his powfr,
ask him to make a biade of grass or
spin a spider's web.
It's hard to prove that a man's wisest
day isn't his first. For wisdom may be
remembered a day; it is never learned.
A man thinks himself wiser than a
horse, yet he cannot run so fast nor
eat so much, though these are his best
A man gets most honor when hr is
least a man; when he has bcccmc
shortsighted, fat, ccap.t cf breath, bald,
timid, feeble and a foci.
When a man would recreate himself,
he says: "I will go yonder and sec a
certain thing"; not: "I will consider
how I may be different."
A man has little eyes to see with,
middlesized arms to work with, and
great, strong legs to gad about on. His
soul awaits a larger microscope for dis
covery. The teachers and sages are dead and
their words forgotten, but a traveling
man has a smutty story which he
thinks is new, and there are men eager
A star looked down on a city. It
saw little creatures running about.
They were born, died, fought, hated,
kissed, loved, laughed, wept. But.
whatever else they did, they ran about
INTENSE SUFFERINQ FOR YEARS
Ihe Bearkable Teatlnoay at a Haabaa
aat Wife to the Virtu at Dr. WUUmmT
flak FUte far rale reopla.
From the Wavtf. Odell. Nebraska.
A reporter of the Wave having
heard of the great faith Mr. and Mrs.
I. p. Brace, of Odell. Nebraska, have
(a lh curative properties of Dr. Wil
liam' Pink Pills for Pai People, de
termined to e the parties n person
and ascertain th truth of the reports.
With that purpose In view a drive
was taken to their fine farm a f?w
miles west of town, where Mrs. Brace
was foutld busily engaged in assisting
her husband make wire fence. No
doubt noticing our surprise, she apolo
gized, saying ."that the children were
old enough to be Of much help with the
housework, aad she thus had time to
assist kr husband.
"BhTIs ft possible that yon have re
covered so as W ao worK requiring me
constant use of your arms, without
Buffering?" asked the reporter.
This question elicited the following
wonderful story: "I do not wonder
that ymi are surprised, said Mrs.
Brace, lor mn every one In this vicinity
knows for several years I was nearly
crippled and suffered constantly from
rheumatism. When 1 first felt the at
tack I got medicine from a local phy
sician, but Instead of getting better
I grew worse, until I suffered Intense
agony, which no one who has not had
the dread disease can understand. In
hopes of relief, leading physicians In
other towns were consulted, and they
all agreed In pronouncing It a severe
case Cf muscular rheumatism, and as
tl.elr prescriptions were taken month
after month "without beneficial results,
they ceased to tfive encouragement,
and said that I was gradually becom
"1 had by that time become so crip
pled that I had to give up all work,
and the only way I could carry my
-Ijfht arm was In an uprlsht position.
Any attempt to lower it caused ex
ruciotlng pain. Constant suffering
-aused general debility, and life seemed
too great a burden to bear. It Is said
1 droWMnsr man will catch at a straw.
.nd so It was In my case, as I read a
testimonial in a newspaper I happened
.0 pick up. of a case similar to mine,
which had been cured by Pink Pills
for Pal1? People, and I determined to
?lve then! trial.
"I admit my faith was weak, for J
had alwavs been prejudiced against
so-called patent medicin. but by the
'Imc'I had taken three boxes the relief
-as no apparent that I determined o
ontimie their ue. In a fw weeks my
jeneral health Improved, and I could
move my arm without difficulty, and
by the time fen boxes had been ued I
relt better than I had for years, and I
an now say with confidence that I am
ured. I alwajs keep the pills in the
house and take 11 box of them every
spring as a blood purifier, and at any
time that I take cold and fear a return
it my old trouble."
Continuing. Airs. Brace said: "I give
nil the credit of my recovery to Dr.
William? Pink Pllte for Pale People,
and both my hnsband and I shall al
ways be ready to speak In their praise.
Vc tell our neighbors on every occa
sion of their virtues, and If you think
this Is sufficient interest we will be glad
to ha-e this testimonial made public,
hoping that It may be of benefit to
thoae-Who otherwise wouliI.be-Ufa-loim
To confirm her story boyond all
doubt. Mrs. Brace made affidavit.
Subscribed and sworn 10 Deiore me.
F. R. Joy. a notary public, on this 28th
dnv of March. 1836.
(Peal.) F. K, JOY, Notary Public.
Dr. Williams' PJnk Pills contain. In
a condensed form, all the elements
necessary to give new life and richness
to the blood and restore shattered
nerves. Piftk Pills are sold by all deal
ers, or will hr sent post paid on receipt
of price. 50 cents .1 bo, or lx boxes for
J2.50 (they are never soM In bulk or by
the 100). by nddresing Dr. Williams
Med. Co.. Schenectady, N. Y.
(lodey's Magazine for July.
Godey's Magazine for July begins the
133d tolume of the well-known old
publication and is a good specimen of
the pioneer in ls modern form. The
number opens with two timely arti
cles. The first of these is from the pen
of a traveler in Persia, and describes,
with the aid of numerous pictures,
some of the characteristics of the coun
try, which is always an important
factor in the Eastern Question, and has
recently come into particular promi
nence on account cf the assassination
Shah; while no lees timely and interesting-
is a description of the Training
and Life in the New York Fire De
partment, from whicli a delegation
went to the International Firemen's
Tournament that began in London
July 19. The t.'odey Company, 52 La
fayette Place, New York.
The July number of Harper's Maga
zine (t. be published next Monday)
will open with a paper on General
Washington and the period of the Rev
olution, by Woodrow Wilson. Rarely
lias a historic person been made so real
and human as Washington here ap
pears, in camp and on the battle-field
no less than in the Virginia House of
Iturgcsses or at his Mount Vernon
plantation. Mr. Pylc's illustration of
historic scenes worthily accompany
Professor Witaon's admirable studies
of colonial life and politics. In com
memoration of the centenarian of
Cleveland, the number will contain an
illustrated paper on the distinctive
characteristics of Ohio, as shown in the
development of that itate. by Presi
dent Charles F. Thwinjf, of the West
ern Reserve Tnivcrsity.
General I itzhngii Lee. Consul-Gcn-cral
to Cuba, lias written to the July
entury an account of "The Failure of
the Hampton Confcrei.ee,' which was
held in February, lPiifl, in the effort to
brinf about peace between the North
and the South. General Lee introduces
an unpublished letter fr in Jefferson
Davis, and one from Ilobert M. T.
Hunter, who was one of the three Con
A court in France ha3 decided that
It is not unlawful to aid and abet or
influence workingmen to strike.
It is proposed to change labor day in
Ohio from the first Monday in Septem
ber to the last Saturday in August.
Boilermakers and iron ship builders
may affiliate with tht American Fed
eration of Labor after the next con
vention. Fifteen hundred empIojC3 of the
tube works at McKcesport, Pennsyl
vania, have joined the Iron and Steel
Workers' Amalgamated association.
SL Loula Printing Pressmen's union
has adopted resolutions recommending
the re-election of Theodore Galoskow
sky as president of the International
The strike at the Quincy Show Case
works shows no noticeable change
from a week ago. The men are still
out and are determined to wage war to
the bitter end.
Every employing baker in Duluth,
Mlnn.,ha3 signed the union wage scale.
The journoymen bakers are feeling
Jubilant over the fact and prospects
look bright to them.
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