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VOLUME XXVIIL NUMBER 47.
THE OLD RELIABLE.
(Oldest Bank in the State.)
Mates Loais oi Beal Estata.
ISBUIS BISHT DSAFTS OH
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all Foreign Countries.
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And helps Its customers when thejnecdfccli
OFFICEIIS AXD DIRECTORS:
L-eandf.r QEitRARD, Pres't.
IL H. nEXBT, Vice Pres.
M. Bbugqec, Cashier.
JOHN StAUFFER, Wit ltUCnER,
Authorized Capital of - $500,000
Paifl in Capital, - - 90,000
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11. P. II. Of Hi.UK'II. Vice Prcs.
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FKAXK KUKKIZ. AssU Cash'r.
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tW Repairing of all kinds of UpTiol
IS raiiM RTD TO rUHNISH AHTTRnrO
REQUIRED Or A
WITHOUT AjST MONEY
TEXAS FARMERS BUILDING
Caj'.Jal Declared m Road to St. Loal
Iwajractlcahle, So Labor Shows th
Wiy-Twcl allies Built nad Work
From the New York Herald:
Here is an example of practicable
Socialism. Texas farmers demand a
railroad to St. Louis, but capitalists
refuse to undertake it. So the farmers
are doing U Without capital, and mean
to push ft through. When they want
rapid transit in the great Southwest
they do not appoint a commission a3
we do in New York, with the doors Of
our treasury open without time limit
It doesn't make a bit of difference down
there whether they have a cent to
spend or not. It they takfe a notion
that, they need to. get Bomewhercjjy;
rail down go the rails with a rush.
Everybody takes a hand in the build
ing, and the miles between the starting
point and the goal are girded off eo
fast that a New York rapid transit
commissioner must be dazed to think
of it. In Texas is the proof of these
seemingly astounding declarations.
The citizens of Henrietta, of the Lone
Star State, took it into their heads
some time ago that there was only one
city worth anything on that part of
the earth, and that was St. Louis.
There were one or two ways of getting
to the middle states metropolis, such s
by walking, riiling on horseback Or
driving one hundred and twelve miles
to the nearest railway connection, and
then it was possible to get there by
I Russian Filcirimaoe to the
inc icussian peasantrj' have a
strong belief in the sacred properties
of the waters of the Jordan. Nothing
but Jordan water must be Used for
baptism, and to be buried in shrouds
tvhich have been made from linen
which has been dipped in the Jordan,
or, stUl better, in which the wearer
has bathed in the Jordan, is extremely
So strong is this feeling than an un
usual csodus of pilgrims cots out for
Paiestiue. Hospices have been built
Ihroughosit Russia and at Jerusalem,
whert the pilgrims have free accom
modation for a period not exceeding
twelve months. They walk from all
parts of Russia, some of them even as
far as the White sea, to Odessa, where
they take steamer for Jaffa. Tlieuce
on to Jerusalem, where they wait un
til the Saturday before Epiphany. On
making a long, roundabout trip by rail.
But that did not satisfy the cravings
of the hustlers of Henrietta. They
must have a railroad direct to St.
Louis, so they set about to get it. The
bottom of their treasury wa3 visible,
so they looked around for sympathy,
and found it in Southern Kansas,
Northeastern Oklahoma and the In
dian Territory. They found no money,
but the railroad is well under way.
Twelve miles of it have been complet
ed without a cent of working capital,
and a lesson has been taught to needy
communities whose members have a
habit of sitting around and telling what
they could do if they only had money.
Incidentally these Southerners have
given to the world an example of the
practical way to apply the doctrines of
Socialism. With their own hands, they
are doing the work for the accomplish
ment of which they were too poor to
pay others. Every man who has a
hand in the task is a magnate by virtue
of his labor. Every shovelful of dirt
he turns, every sleeper he lays, every
rail he places, every spike he drives
home makes him more and more a cap
italist, but it is share and share alike.
"When the hopelessness of getting
financial backing became apparent, the
men of the district hit upon the plan
that has gone twelve miles of the 112
between Henrietta and success. Stock
in the proposed road was issued to
every man who was willing to "Work
on the construction or give an equiva
lent. Merchants, whose business was
of too much importance to be neglected,
hired substitutes and put them to work
with pick and shovel, sledgeand drill.
Every man who is able to do so fur
nishes his own provisions. Those who
are too poor share the bounty of more
fortunate neighbors. The sky and the
climate down there are friendly lo
man. and the open air is good enough
to bunk in, so there is no expense in
that quarter. Rails and the other
necessaries for the building of a rail
road were obtained on credit, based
on the certainty that the road will be a
money-maker, so there is nothing in
the way of -these industrious South
westerr. Socialists. Their way to the
connecting link between them &sa St,
UlW Utt CMS ttttfittt mm I
Sr ZSf ' 'J-fr lFaaP S tTmKwarF nnnnnSlnMKT-WMi' tT 4WKtP j fe
Southern Kansas, Northeastern Ok
lahoma and Ifldliif territory; to a
point northeast at eftetopa, on the
southern bnunfelry of Kansas. Thence
tta felrdersor steel will run on id ttU
Uiver, the goal, where fconnectioa will
be made, witn tfefe St Louis and Okla-
oma rellfoad. Profit Is sure to come.,
to these men who are workine ftn
shares whose value increases with their
labor. When they reach the point at
which they aim-, a hew and fertile coun
try to the central and eastern marts
will have opened through connection at
Henrietta with the Gulf and Brazos
railroad, on which are Port Velasco
and Galveston. St. Louis will becotnd
the market of the great Southwest and
Mexico and Arkansas.- Her citizens
have been asked to help these men
who toil without present compensation,
but they are called upon for only 20.
000, and her Business Men's Leagu&,
Merchants' Exchange and Spanish
club are relied Upon for assistance but
whether they cive it or not th hnA
TFhose'bullders'afe stockholders "bV vir
tue of their own handiwork, will be
completed within a year, and a rapid
transit problem will have been solved
as it never has been solved before in
time of peace.
Tlie Lawyer an an Expert.
An ambitious young lawyer paid his
first visit to a country court, not far
from New Orleans, not long since. He
went to represent a big railroad in a
suit brought by a countryman t6 re
cover the value of att ox which depaf i
ed this life in a. Vain attempt to hold
lip the limited mall. The question be
fore the court wa3 one of identifica
tidn, and the countryman had testified
that he knew the ox by his color and
that day both men and women walk
in thousands down the twenty miles
of continually descending road to Jeri
cho, where they encamp for the night.
On Sunday the whole troop, headed
by their bishop, go on to the Jordan,
and after the bishop has blessed the taking iiis or her own part, and pro
waters they fill bottles, lift kpH): dlirinr o n-olr,l anA l.o,.tf.il ;!.,
raters they fill bottles, tin kett ks.
and, in fact-, any available vessel, with
Jordan Water, and most of them, men
and women alike, taking no notice
whatever of the thousands of Arabs,
Jews, Greeks, Mahomcdans, and even
English and American tourists with
cameras who are there, calmly divest
themselves of clothing, and, putting
on their shrouds and crossing theni:
selves three times, stumble placidly
down the muddy fiver banks in the
cold waters of the Jordan.
There is a strong contrast between
the broad, simple, honest-looking
countenances of the Russians and the
ON THE BANKS OP THE JORDAN.
the flesh-marks. The young lawyer
rose with dignity and said: "If your
honor please, there can be no question
thai this witness has sworn falsely
when he testified that an ox can be
recognized by his color. I was a
stenographer before I became a law
yer, and for two days, your honor"
(drawing out his notebook) "I have
taken a detailed description of every
ox that passed the hotel, and I am pre
pared to swear as an expert that all
oxen look alike to me." "You are
trifling with the dignity of this court,
sir!' sternly said the judge, "and J
will fine " "Hold on, judge," said
the clerk, "there hain't been but one
yoke of oxen in this town in a week.
Old Man Henley's been a-hauling
wood, and the lawj-er's been count in
the same oxen over and over." "Judg
ment for the plaintiff," said the judge,
and the lawyer took his departure, a
sadder but wiser man.
An Expert Bore.
Barthe, the French dramatic author,
was remarkable for his selfishness.
He was so completely wrapped up in
the consciousness of his own import
ance as to be often strangely insensi
ble of the wants and woe3 of others.
Calling upon a friend whose opinion
he wished to have regarding his new
comedy, hr f juad him dying, but not
withstanding, proposed to read his
play.. "Consider." said the man, "I
have not more than an hour to live."
"Aye," replied B?.rthe. "but this will
occupy only half that time."
Searching (lie KcrJptarc.
"I s'pose you got a Bible you'll let
a guy look into," said one of the two
tough young men who had called on the
minister. "With pleasure, my young
friend. If I can be of any assistance
to you " "Nab, I got to see fer me-
self. Dis is to decide a bet." Indi
A new detachable grip for bicycle
handle Lars is mounted on a tube
which is screw-threaded on the Inter
ior to engage screw threads cut OB tbt
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COLUMBUS. NEBRiiKA, WEDNESDAY.
"KICKSHAWS" AND CUSTARDS
Sreteau That H6 Memaistd W
rfe&cei for Ce&tftrle.
Beaumont and Fletcher, in ons
their palys, refer to the sweetmeats
their time as "kickshaws and delicate
new-made things.""' The term "klck
Ishaws," though thus used in a generic
sense, was in reality the name of
sweetmeat much in favor with our ani
cestors. says the Gentleman's Maga
zine. Mrs. Glasse's Cookery Boofc
(said by some to be the work of Sim
John Hill, M; D.) tells us how kick-J
shaws were made. "Make puff paste:
roll it thin and if voii havp any moldsJf
Wnrtr if iihnn Hiani- milrH thorn UDil
with preserved pippins. Yod may fillj
some of them with gooseberries, somf-
with raspberries, br what you please;
then close them up and either bake
fry them and serve them up. " Now;
this b riii n da mtito ltlrE thti rnnderBV
ii-. i . ;. . i ; . .:; t. -
nap-jacK," anq not uniiKe tne co
w C WCUIUI ICa X UIUUIUCU USS.acaaf-
cd in their composition. The custards
and omelets of 500 years ago still re
main unchanged. Again, centuries ago
slices of apple, parsnip, etc., were dip
ped in batter and fried", just as we
make bUr beignets. In the fifteenth
century "to inak payn pardieu" the
cooks fried "payn-mayne or freshe
bred" and soused it with yolks of eggs,
sweetened. in the cookery books of
today wo find "pain perdu" means
slices of stale bread soaked in milk;
then dipped intbeatentegg and fried in
boiling fat and served hot in custard.
Concerning custard, or "custad," as it
was formerly called, it was common
"joke" at civic feasts in the olden time
j 10 piace an enormous custard in the
middle of the table, into which at some
keen and crafty faces of the Arab3
by whom they are surrounded. There
is a surprise and a pleasure in hearing
for the first time the sweet and tune
ful voices with- which the pilgrims
reverently chant their service, each
...0 u ..V...U uuu uiauuim un-iuuj
which will long dwell in the memory
of those, who heard it:
The illustration showing the pil
grims crossing the Brook Cherith,
memorable as the spot where Elijah
was fed by the ravens, and now swol
len by heavy rains, is an amu9injjr dne:
An Arab, with' a view to the main
chance-, has provided a plank, for the
use of which he demands a toll. Al
though his back is turned to the spec
tator, one can realize with what a look
of disgust he sees the pilgrims wade
rather than pay his toll. The Graph
stage of the proceedings, the clown un
expectedly jumped. Ben Johnson uses
the term "custard leap-jack" of one
who "in tail of a sheriff's dinner" took
"his Almain leap into a custard" to
"make my lady mayoress and her sis
ters laugh all their hoods over their
Why the mind Do Not Smoke.
A peculiarity about blind people is
that there is seldom one of them who
smokes. Soldiers and sailors accus
tomed to smoking, and who have lost
their sight in action, continue to smoke
for a short time but soon give up the
habit. They say It gives them no pleas
ure when they cannot see the smoke,
and some have said that they cannot
taste the smoke unless they see it.
Don't spend your money before you
Don't dote too much on a girl or an
antidote may follow.
Don't believe that curling irons are
responsible for all the curly hair.
Don't imagine that the dude is high
er up in the scale than the ordinary
Don't hit a man when he's down
unless you are very sure you can keep
Don't waste time trying to shave
yourself with the razor your wife uses
on her corns.
Don't forget 'about the performance
if you would keep the friend obtained
by a promise.
Don't jaw back unless you want the
other fellow to know that you are as
big a fool as he is.
Don't forget that the man who
shakes hands the hardest Is always
the hardest to shake.
Don't judge a man By his relations
instead of by his companions. Rela
tions are thrust upon him, but com
panions are usually of his own selec
tion, Chicago News.
Cora In the field Is shocked, but
when It Is aide Into whiikr It 1'
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Current notes of discov
ery AND INVENT JON.
to Stop a Suawar Bono The
t AaUMvtle Koztoas A HaraaloM Aatl
, 'Fat The Mooa aad tho Earth An
? Iltamlaated World.
To Step a Kaaawajr Hont
OME deVic, by
means of which
fractious or run
away horses may
be controlled, has
long been needed.
The great diffi
culty is that tine
may know of a
in o s t excel lent
check, but it is
sure to be In tne
hook in the barn when it is most
needed. One objection to all such
attachments is the necessity for
an ex.ra line br cord by means oi
which the check is to be operated. A
simple appliance consists of it couple
of small pads attached to the sides
of the bit and connected over the iidse
of the horse by an appropriate and slni
ple band. These padg bear directly
upon the nostrils. Whent not in use
they merely touch or rest iightl upon
tho nose. The extra reiri when pulled
upon steadily presses these pads into
the flexible skin over the nostrils, and
partly shuts off the animal's breathing
powers. No horse can fun any dis
tance without taking breath, and the
result Is almost immediate confusion
and sufforation that brings the animal
to a slow gait dr a complete stop, the
greatest care must be taken not td pull
too long, on this line, as the horse may
empty his lungs and fall from ex
haustion. It is, desirable that the padj
be so arranged that the nostrils will
not be entirely closed, as, In inexperi
enced or excited hands, the animal
might lose his life before the driver
could recover sufficiently to release
the strain on the stoppers.
A HarmleM Anti-Fat.
Most of the anti-fat compounds that
are of any value whatever nave itif
their basis the berries of the common
pok& root., these figure under, the
somewhat high-sounding title of Phyf
tolacca tablets, they contain about
one or two drops of prepared berry
juice to the tablet. That they are use
ful in reducing flesh has been proven
beyond the shadow of a doubt, and this
without injuring the health iii atiy wa?
whateveh in fact, a number of per
sons who have tried them have dis
covered that rheumatic and other
troubles have been decidedly decreased.
These tablets are not a proprietary
remedy at least there is no monop
oly in their manufacture any more
thkh.there Js to . quinine or witch-hazel
out tnat tney are a wortny addition to
the ptiarmacopea is admitted by those
' whose experience gives them the right
to be heard. There are few things
more distressing to the possessor than
abnormal fat, and any simple and
efficacious remedy would be hailed by
them with delight.
New Uleycle Tires.
The ingenuity of inventors has been
exercised to the utmost on bicycle tires
that cannot be punctured in the ordi
nary way. Various combinations of
springs, plates and rubber have been
made, and the number of devices regis
tered in the patent office In this line
runs up into the thousands. One of
the latest models shows a series of
springs placed underneath small metal
plates and covered with a heavy rubber
casing. It Is claimed that a greater
amount of elasticity is secured with
much less danger of injury to the rub
ber. In passing over very rough suf
faces, the springs yield to sudden pres
sure, and thus insure more safety to
the more fragile outer portion.
An tllnmlnated World.
A useful and yet beautiful lamp
shade is made in the form of a terres-
trial globe, the continents colored as
they are in the school maps, and the
countries and principal cities plainly
lettered. Such a globe i3 not only a
pretty ornament but an educator "as
well. Paterfamilias may read his
evening newspaper by the soft light
diffused through the surface, while his
son and heir studies geography from
the same source. This is a decided nov
elty in lamp globes, being entirely new
this season. The only wonder is that
some enterprising dealer did not hit
upon the idea before now.
The Antartic Region.
It is a curious fact that while enor
mous sums of money, and property of
great value, have been appropriated
and used in exploring the more north
erly portions of this globe, little or no
attention has been given to the extreme
southern part. Of late, however, the
eyes of explorers have been turned
Antarcticward, and expeditions are be
ing sent out to determine various de
batable questions that have arisen con
cerning this country. No human foot,
as far as known, has ever approached
nearer to the south pole than "720 miles.
The ice is said to far exceed that found
in the north pole, and greater diffi
culties are apprehended than Arctic
explorers have ever encountered. Vege
tation ceases at about 5S degrees, no
man has yet been met with south of
Sf degrees, and the country is dtitl
ttttt oC Ual MliHUf fwta of If O
MARCH 2, 1898.
(trees, atonnialas with towering peaks
laird been discovered, and velcanoe
ate thought to be nusWrous. Whether
Um intense heat of the latter May it
ert any influence Upon the climate la
their vicinity is d question of iaterest
to thfe scientific world.-
The Mooa aad the Earttk
Among the theories of scientists Is
one regarding the original unity of the
moon and the earth. It is believed that
out of a mass of rapidly revolving ele
ments molten fluid of gaseous, the
earth and the moon took such shape'
that the mass was divided into two
parts. They continued thejr revolu
tion and became the earth and tlie
ihoom Each had its'own axis on which
it spun, each also revolving about the
other. The months were but a few
hours long,- and the days not much
shorter, then the gravity mutually
exerted by these rapidly revolving bod
ies disturbed them, tidal friction held
them back, and UUart,moYlBa; nore
the moon slowly receded. During ages
of time, the earth took on its present
Shape and hardened, thus paving the
way for such conditions as would make
it habitable. It Is' thought that the
moon has nevef become entirely sym
metrical, and that One and the same
side Is always turned toward the earth.
lillnbr (fee of Electricity;
In the realm of hygiene', electr'city
has been applied to curing deafnes'3 by
producing vibrations of any desired
rate of frequency, which are found,- it
Is claimed, to be efficacious in improv
ing the hearing pdwer Of the partially
deaf, in line with this is the substi
tution of an electric light bath for a
sun bath, and the production of ozono
for inhalation by means of the high
potential discharge. For .the insect
collector the incandescent lamp is sug
gested as a bait or attraction for noc
turnal lepidoptera and other insects.
It is proposed to surround the .lamps
with a globe coated with a-sticky com
position, the light attracts them. And
once they touch the globe, they are se
cured. Improred Divine Drrae.
There was recently exhibited in Eng
land a diving apparatus, used for pearl
fishing in the Australian colonies, with
which a practiced diver made a de
scent to a depth of 189 feet, remain
ing under water fifty minutes without
any discomfort. This depth, it is said,
was never before attained in Great
Britain. The diving apparatus weighs
seven-and-a-half hundredweight, the
arms and the lower half consisting of
a series of spiral springs. We take our
illutsralion from a sketch in the Scien
Electric Traction on Canal.
Experiments in this direction have
been in progress in France. One
method Is to have an electric tricycle
the "electric horse," as it Is called
move along the tow-path, actuated by
double trolley, there being, of course,
no possibility of using the ground for
a return circuit, owing to the absence
of rails. Aloe fibre tires are used.
Another system involves the mounting
of an electrically driven propeller on
the rudder at its rear lower corner.
It is actuated by current from over
head trolley connections. The govern
ment concession allows a speed of
about 3 miles per hour in the straight
reaches, and 1 miles on bends and
When Life Began on Earth.
Lord Kelvin estimates the time
since the earth became sufficiently
cooled to become the abode of plants
and animals to be about 20,000,000
years, within limits of error ranging
between 15,000,000 and 30,000,000 years.
From similar physical date Clarence
King has made an estimate nearly
agreeing with thl3. Warren Upham
says that geologists generally regard
this period as too short. Dana, Wol
cott and others compute that the dura
tion of time since life began on earth
is from 60,000,000 to 100,000,000 years.
Aged Fponse Beat Iter.
The suit for divorce just filed at
Shelbyville, Ind., by Mrs. Theodore
Jaco illustrates anew the inadvisability
both of a marriage in haste and of a
union bewteen persons of widely di
vergent ages. Early last spring Jaco,
who is 73 years old and rich, told hi3
attorneys that he wanted a young wife.
The firm set to work to find a suitable
woman, and decided on Miss Blanche
Whitman, IS years old, a good looking
domestic employed at a hotel. At their
second meeting they were married in
the lawyers' office by Squire Andrews.
Mr. Jaco had reared a family. For a
number of years be has not been well.
For a while the home seemed to be
happy. It is on a picturesque knoll,
200 acres of fine land being one of the
properties of Mr. Jaco. Last week
Jaco had a brother of Mrs. Jaco ar
rested for trespass. The brother came
to visit his sister and after staying sev
eral weeks, the old man asserted, wa3
trying to make trouble between him
self and wife. He ordered him to
leave the place and when he refused
to go Jaco had him arrested, but on
his promise to go the suit was dis
missed, Jaco paying the costs.
Wednesday afternoon Jaco appeared
before Squire Kenton and entered a
plea of guilty to assault en his young
wife. He said that Mrs. Jaco had as
saulted him with an iron and a stick
of wood. He then pushed her and
kicked her. The next morning the suit
was filed for divorce, in which Mrs.
Jaco charges Mr. Jaco with cruel and
inhuman treatment, asking for a dl
vofM aad demtadlng fio.&w ajjaT.
JZG . vfc '
r--, ? g
longed to the
fcaraja of Benares,
and was lent by
him one January
to a small shooting
party in South
ing of three gentle
men, two. of whom
had their trlve
and children. 1I
was without tusks, of great size, and
of what amateurs call beautiful points;
stanch with tiger, trained and traeable,
but credited from the first known of
him with an uncertain temper. On
the 15th of the month lie took part in
an expedition into the jungle; pelted
a wounded tiger Into a ravine with
clods till the brute charged and fas
tened en his ear; then got his toe be-
twee kla.lecs, and kicked Un rro;
hind-foot to forefoot and bacK fgatn
till he was done for. On the 19th he
carried some of the party, including
two ladies for an outing, nothing un
usual being observable in his manner,
except a rather excited rivalry with a
horse which was cantering by his side,
tin arriving lit camp, he was fed. as
usual, by female hands, and his affec
tation humored of having his biscuit
put actually Into his mouth. He had,
however, about him rather a menagerie
smelf, for which a bath In a neighbor
ing river was prescribed. In perfect
peace of mind all retired to rest. But
at midnight came the cry. "Mola Buksli
has killed his mahout!" This was
true, but it was generally thought the
act was accidental: The paroxysms
had come on him about 2 a. m. Ho
at onC6 tore himself loose and went
In search of his Second attendant. This
man was a purloiner of grain, inatten
tive and cruei, and greatly detested by
the animal. The mahout and his dep
uty were sleeping side by side under A
tree, shrouded in their coverlets, a"s the
manner of the country Is. Mola knelt
on Ills enemy and killed him, and. per
haps, in attempting to rise, slipped on
td the mahout, who was a drunkard.
and not likely to be easily awakened.
or td think of rolling aside. At any
fate, some hours afterward, when the
animal returned and saw the bodies,
he only looked down at that of the ma
hout, but seized the other and tossed
it hither and thither.
All was alarm, .naturally, in the
camp. Cots were slung up in the
trees Ohe, fortunately, a banian and
the Isdies and children put in compara
tive safety. Morning was anxiously
loooked for. When It came, however,
the coast was clear. Mola Buksh was
passing his time in wrecking a village
at a little distance, unroofing houses
and plundering the sweetmeats and
grain. The other elephants had been
driven Into the jungle. The men were
armed and vigilant, the servants on
the watch. As no alarm was given, a
forced march was determined on. and
off. the whole party set for an encarap-
ON THE RAMPAGE.
ment ten miles off. This was reached
in safety, but the elephant was soon in
pursuit, upset the camels. loads and
all, on the road; flung to right and left
the burdens deserted by the flying
coolies, caught up two unhappy linger
ers and killed them both, and pounded
away over the hill-stones with mad
ness in his head and unnatural activ
ity of overheated excitement in bis
limbs. The anxious friends vterc seat
ed on trunks, watching their growing
encampment, when the shout arose:
"Mola Is coming!"
And, sure enough, headlong down a
steep pitch, just descended with every
caution by the party, swung into view
the reckless mammoth, as if the fiends
were close behind him. That was a
moment, indeed! Wives, ayahs and
children were hurried to trees scarcely
of adequate height, and the men and
the servants took their places for de
fense, beside them. But one I shall
certainly name him Wigram Money,
magistrate of Mirzapur, advanced on
the little plain before the tents alone
to meet the approaching brute. He
received Mola Buksh at fifty yards
with his first barrel, and the ball
struck the center of the forehead. This
stopped him, and a second made him
turn toward the hill. He wa3 pursued
on horseback, and though he doubled
round and again approached the tent3,
he remembered his lesson; and, Inr
deed, though he dogged the hurried
marches of the party, appearing sud
denly and causing great alarm, for the
next day or two he seemed to have a
dread of coming quite close.
The distances he traveled"" were
scarcely credible; by light and in the
dark It was one excited -and destruc
tive raid, without exhaustion and with
out repose. He tore.ofMhe roofs, he
tore up wheat, he devoured or scat
tered the contents of shops.
The villagers men and women, chil
dren and old people fled before him.
He invaded two other sporting camps
besides the one he was at first' attach
ed to, tossing the equipments about,
maddening the horses, and at times
surprising some unfortunate attend
ant. One of his last feats was this. A
ranee of high birth was on a pilgrim
age to Benares. She was encamped in
a grove. Red and white striped tents
were enclosed by the canvas walls; in
the Innermost was she herself. The
tag-rag entourage of native rank en
circled her. A seedy sepoy or so, with
shakos over their tied-up heads, and
old, unloaded flint muskets, stood
about. There was a rush of cattle and
peasants down the road, dust in clouds.
and a cry of "The elephant!" The
ranee's currish hirelings left her. Mola
Bukish leveled all opposing obstacles,
and stood before the miserable princess
herself. The slave girls had hidden
themselves. The old lady flfd to her
palaBktta, Tfat mi4 aoiaaS tort Ut J
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frosa behind it, and put her te death.
He feasted on a heap ef cakes which
had been prepared for the shrines ot
the holy city. A Brahmin crept in to
see what the fate of his mistress had
been. Mola seised him and destroyed
him, and Hang him on the road, where
his body was see by my informant.
On the twenty-seventh the fit subsid
ed, and Mola Bukish walked into his
stables at Ramnuggur. the fort of his
master, near Benares, glad to have his
wounds attended to. He had been a
week on the loose had killed twenty
persons and wounded others, and had
destroyed a great deal of property.
Morals to stories are dull appendages:
but I surely may say such an occur
rence would create some excitement in
the neighborhood of Primrose Hill. A
Tne Qwaer Te
There is no queerer legislative va
gary on the statute books of any of the
states than what is known as tho c
"Johnny law," passed by the last Ten
nessee assembly, and now being en
forced in that state, says the New Or- ,
leans Times-Demqcrat. The law was
passed, we arc sorry to have to say. ,
for the restraint and humiliation of
juvenile lovers, as if "sparking the
girls" had not been a recognized and
altogether legitimate pastime with the
youthful section of the male popula
tion from the days of Father Adam
until now. Here is the "Johnny law"
of Tennessee: "An act for the protec
tion of boarding schools and colleges
for females and the principals and in
mates thereof. Section 1. Be it enact- '
ed by the general assembly of the
state of Tennessee. That hereafter it
shall be unlawful for any person or
persons to willfully and unnecessarily
Interfere with, disturb, or in any way
disquiet the pupils of any school or
college for females in this state, or the
principals or teachers in charge of
them, while on any public road or
street, or In any building or structure,
or on the school premises; nor shall
any communication be had for such
purpose with such pupils or any of
them, either orally or in writing, or
by signs or otherwise; and it shall bo
Unlawful for any person to enter upon
any such school or college premises.
except on business, without first hav
ing obtained permission from the prin
cipal in charge of same; and every per
son guilty of either of said offenses
shall be deemed guilty of a misde
meanor and on conviction thereof
shall pay a fine of not less than S nor
more than $50 for each offense on first
conviction; and upon second and sub
sequent conviction of a like offense
shall pay a fine of not Ie3s than $10
and not more than $50 and be Im
prisoned at the discretion of the court
in the county jail not less than ten nor
more than thirty days. Section 2. Be
it further enacted, That it shall be un
lawful for any person or persons to
loiter, wander, stand or sit upon the
public roads, streets, alleys sidewalks
or other places or to frequently and
unnecessarily pass along the same in
such manner and with intent to an
noy, vex or disturb the owners or oc
cupants of premises used for school or
college purposes for education of fe
males. Any person violating the sec
ond section shall be deomed guilty and
shall be fined and punished ns in the
first section. Passed on March 17.
LARGEST SAFE IN THE WORLD.
One Built by un Knslluli Firm 17 reet
IlighniMl 13 Feet Wide.
The highest, if not actually the larg
est, safe in the world has just been
constructed in Liverpool by a well
known safe manufacturing firm for a
bank in Scotland. It is a steel struc
ture, quite as big as many a cottage,
or even a house. It is built in two
stories, and is in height rather more
than 17 feet. Its other measurements
are: Depth. 15 feet; width. 13 feet. The
whole is divided off Into rooms or
chambers of a fair size. This enormous
safe is to stand in a large room, its
bottom resting on steel girders. It is
believed that this kind of safe, is im
mensely superior to chambers or vaults
built of stone, having fireproof and
burglar-proof doors, because all such
vaults can be undermined, as has ac
tually happened in more than one In
stance. As this safe stands free of the
ground. It Is. of course, quite impos
sible that .It can be entered by any
process of undermining without detec
tion. Their Antho-.
The publication of a little posthu
mous volume of poems entitled "Vox
Humana," the late John Mills, ought
to set at rest the question of the au
thorship or, at least, one of the au
thorsof the simple epitaph:
"His work well done, . t
His race well run, "i '
His crown well won, "
Here let him rest."
which was placed over the coffin of
President Garfield and over that of
the Duke of Clarence. Mr. Mills, it
seems, wrote the .lines in 187S as an
epitaph for his brother, and. never
having published them, was much as
tonished to find them mentioned in
the accounts of Garfield's funeral. On
inquiry it was found that the American
copy, which differed slightly from Mr.
Mills" poem, had been translated from
a Latin version.- which was. in its
turn, a translation from an English
original. London Chronicle.
Better Still. -
Dixon I don't see why you refuse
to join our little party; you have
failed to give a single reason for do
ing so. Hixon Very true; I haven't
a single reason, but Dixon But
what? Hixon I have a married one
Fuddy It is disgusting the way
people go ou about that fool of a
Knuggate. Just because he has money
they say he's a brilliant conversa
tionalist. Duddy That'sright. Money
talks, you know. Boston" Transcript.
Heardso "I heard you drove down
to the club the other night and took a
hand. How did "you leave 'the game?'
Saido-r"On toot," New York Icif.
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