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10 THE OMAIIA .PAIL.Y . BEE ; SATURDAY , OCTOBER 91. 1890. A
1 Y J , I' . KOSn.SOL.KY. " "
The copra homo was down on the rockbound -
bound beach , aomo fifty yards away from
the store , a stretch of uneven stony soil ,
with Rrnan patches hero nnd them and Rrcat
Mack rocks showing out from the surface ,
separating the two plnccs where the trader
did his business. The old man's weary feet
had worn a deep track across the plot whrro
up and down he went , many times n tliy.
Tlio copra house the title Is n misnomer ,
but It Is always used In Samoa was but a
mere flimsy erection of roufih boards ,
though Iron roofed and watertight.
Further , the door was provided with a
very substantial padlock , which the trader
WES at great pains to lock and unlock every
time ho visited the filled. For the place
hold the only merchandise the country could
produce all that there was to trade for.
The llttlo bits of oily , brown , evil smelling
copra must bo kept dry , or else they would
rot long before the time came for shipping
them to Rurope. Anil they must bo pro-
tectcd from theft , or else the cunning na-
tlvcx would think nothing of taking a few
baskctffuls at night , and reselling them to
the tiader next day. Therefore , every time
n Samoan came , perhaps with but a few
baskets of the copra , the old trader , with a
weary sigh , would take a key down from
Its accustomed nail , and plod down
to the shed. It was qulto a Bol-
Itnry and serious business , this purchase
nf a few shillings worth of produce , and
both sides went about It with becoming
gravity. The first question that had to
be decided was whether the copra was
green , that Is to say , whether It had been
merely warmed In the sun or whether It
had been properly dried by several days'
exposure. As the copra Is bought by
Height It Is , of course , to the native soil-
rr'fl Interest to dry It as llttlo as possible ,
whilst the trader , on the other hand , does
not want to lose 20 or 30 per cent by shrink
age. So the two argue the point out to
gether , whilst I alt on the wire enclosed
veranda and watch from afar the wordy
Slid , the Industrious girl , has got her
sewing machine out. She docs not put It on
a table , an the white lady would , hut rea'a
It on a kerosene case on the floor , and
xquatn cross-legged before It. Of course It
Is a hand machine ; natives do not take
readily to the lute of the treadle. She Is
fashioning really gorgeous lava-lavas out
of the brightest prlntw Manchester can pro
duce , and when they are made they will
bo hung up In the n.tore and sold for half
a dollar each , perhaps In exchange for the
very basket of copra the native Is arguing
about. Ho swears , with a fluency of bib
lical expression which only long mission
ary tntlnlng1 lies rendered possible , that the
copra has been three days In the sun.
whereas the trader , judging from his ex
perience , asserts that , at the outside. It
cannot have been more than one , and In
cloudy weather , too.
At last the trader , grumbling somewhat ,
purchases the copra , for he knows If he docs
not It will go to his rival close by. He Is
consoled by the reflection that his balances
uro twelve pounds out In every hundred.
Also , ho Is an expert at weighing , and by
dexterously manipulating the scales can
imko the copra appear bevcral pounds
lighter than It really Is. And , so under the
waving palms , by the sldo of the rippling
lagoon , nature smiling on them with her
most Innocent expression , the two complete
their Ingenious transaction. Both arc cheat
ing , and both know It , so perhaps It docs
not matter very much. The native , having
been well taught by the missionaries , will
KO to church three times next Sunday , and
say his morning nd evening prayers more
fervently than ever , so that ho will salve
Ills conscience. An to the ( Jodltas trader , he
lias no conscience ; ho has long since lost
oven the memory of the article , so wo need
not concern ourselves about him. At last ,
after another halt hour's haggling In the
ntoro. the native goes away with the goods
which ho has been persuaded to take In ex
change for the copra , and the trader cornea
out of the house and scats himself wearily
brsldo me. mopping his face the while.
An usual-ho harks back to the old times.
"Thingscro different In those days , " he
Bald , "then wo could do as .we HKcd with
the natives ; now they can do as they like
with us.'e have to cut things line to
make a living at all. " And to console him
self , he took a long drink of kava , emptying
the coroanut shell , which held about a pint ,
at or 10 draught.
Kllcl laughed the musical .llttlo laugh of
the Samoan maiden. The whirr of the sow
ing nmchlnii ceased and she looked smilingly
at the nearly empty howl. She knew shu
would soon have to fabricate more kava , an
occupation which she particularly onjo.xcd.
I suppose because It gratified her maiden
vanity of enabling her to exhibit herself In
till ) most fraccful attitudes.
"YOH , yes , girl , you can make sonic more- . "
said the trader ; "It'll keep you from the
machine and wo don't wunt thut Infernal
thing clicking away whilst wu arc talking.
* "Iho oil days were the times , " ho began ,
"before any one.Invented this copra , and
wo used to take o'll from thu natives In pay
ment for everything. Why , even the mis-
Blonailps upcd to have a big tank outside
the church door and would take up the col
lection In elli It was gallons of oil Instead
of dollars then , but they got the money
junt the same In the end , and the church
Ills fiico clouded as ho made this labt
remark. Perhaps thu undoubted prosperity
of mission work In Samoa brought him no
consolation. Perhaps ho would have pre
ferred the natives In their original barbaric
state rather than clvllliod and christianized
and educated up to a standpoint of keen bar
gaining , which rendered It dlfllrult for oven
the superior Intellect of a white man to
Ho did not say this , though. "I've matin
move money In a week then than I can do In
n year now , " ho went on. "Forty years ago.
when I was but a young fellow , I started
trading on the southern sldo of UpoJu.
There was not a white in. : i
within twenty miles of me , nnd I
coul l get any price 1 liked for an
old uniform coat , especially If It had brass
buttonon It. lint a Tower musket , that
vas the "thing , " and his rugged old face
lit up at .the. pleasant reminiscence.
"I had the place to myself for three yaars.
nnd you may be sura I made a pretty good
thing out of II. Wish 1 had pome of the
money Ifft now. Then old Jack Wilkinson
cami' along , and t ttlpd down near iw. "
"Hut who , wn.it Jack Wilkinson , " I asked.
"Never Iieaf-ot Jack Wilkinson , old Jack ,
lie was always c.-illpd1' Why I thought
tjvurybody In Samoa knew of him. Hut he
was getting to bo an old man then , and
he's been dead long since , and I suppose you
young people have forgotten all about tbo
"Well , I'll tell you about Jack. He v/as
n hard case , ono of the regular old r.tyle
beachcombers. Ho had bucn I don't know
how many years In Iho group , nnd had
grown to ho almost like a native. Ho used
to wear a lava-lava Inste.vJ of irciwrs ,
ju l UUo a Komoan , and he could go about
barefoot anywhere. e\en on a coral reef ,
and that's a'tiling row white men can man
'ago without cutting their foot to ptasrr.
"They did say , " nnd ho lowered hh volco
unconsciously , "that ln was ono of a p.irty
of'cpnvUts Who had escaped from Austra
lia ulion It wan n penal settlement. The ]
stole n boat , and tomeliow found thulr way
hero piv ] modi * ( hcmselvcs ut homo
umoiiK l the natives. Hut the story was
-only whispered between white mei : , and
it woOld la\o ; been as , much as one's 11 Co
was woiih to even hint at the thine to old
Jack. JlP tyil * handy man with his knife ,
nd ihyro wore no police about to rail him
IP nccouif | , far his uctloni.
"I not almm uell enough ulth Jack ,
though I nuisl say ho had ways of dealing
with the uatl'v.cs which 1 hardly approved
of , They wereiifruld of him , though , and
fM htm oh ihi > test thu laud runM fur-
nUh. Jack never did anything lor thorn
In returnt ho spent his IUJH ! lying on a
mat In the shade of one of their big , roul
hoiihci ! opcflnjlaround. . u that the , hrtctc
could jintatliniupU , and Jack would tee
ull - tlfatftfs tiolng on without mot-lux ,
Komrllmerf , it him ho was particularly ont -
t Hrtetic , ha Would io ; flililng nil the jccf at
low tide , when coral ehowcil up high above
the water , and It was easy enough to spear
ninlnull with long three-pronged native
spears. . , .
"Still , 1 BOOH found It was to my Inter
est to keep In with eld Jack. He got twice
as much oil as I could for the same amount
of trade , and though ho was always abusing
and Ill-treating the"S.imonns , strangely
enough they would take their oil to him
rather than to me. And I was as smooth
as butter to the natives , talking kindly
to them and always giving them little pres
ents. I own that I could never qulto make
It out to this day , and no man knows the
crooks nnd twists of , thc Samoan character
better than I do. t cannot understand what
gave Jack his extraordinary Influence over
the people. Though to be sure , In the end
they killed him , on Manono ; but I'll tell
) ou about that sonic other time.
"So It happened that Jack became n sort
of Hiihtradcr or assistant nnd would buy
the natives' oil , giving them In return ordcra
on mo for so much trade. I paid him a good
commission , and I could afford to do It , for
so long as Jack was sober he was the best
hand at bargaining with the Samoans I ever
Raw. Hut when he got drunk there was no
J I holding him , . I had to get a case of gin
down from Apia now and again , or else Jack
would never have stayed with me. Then ho
would go tearing wild for a week or two
until It was all finished , and perhaps wind
up by setting flro to a native house , or car
rying off a wonmn , or something like that.
I had to pay for the damage , and then Jack
sobered down and went along right enough
for another month r itwo.
"It was this faljhiqNfHat.hnd got the beach
comber Into trou'bTe "a't Tanuna , a village
about twenty miles along the coast , where
ho had lived before coming to my place The
natives there had put up with him for a long
time , but at last they got sick of the busi
ness , and the chiefs of the town turned dead
against him and gave him a week In which
to clear out. L ntivqr knew rightly what
brought this about , for Jack wan very rctl
cent on the point. Hut It must have been
something very bad , or elsu the natives
always fighting , and Wilkinson would proba
lily stir them up to attack the landing party
and so prevent his arrest. They ought ti
go ashore with a strong , armed force , and , I
possible , n field gun or two ,
"Tho advlco sounded reasonable cnougl
to the captain , and , of course , the officer
and men wcro delighted at the prospect o
a scrimmage ,
"It wan qulto a little army which landci
that afternoon. There was a whole barge
load of noldlcra and marines , all armed to
the teeth , and a couple of small cannon
which they pointed at the big round chlot'i
house In the center of the village. Yoi
may ho sure the peaceful people of T .11111 n a
wcro scared out of their wit * .
"It was Jack's turn now , and ho made the
most of It. He called all the chiefs together
Into the marae that's the open space In the
center of the village where thuy always di
their talking and held a long fono. Tli
lieutenant stood by all the time , not under
standing a word of what wan going on
Jack told the trembling Samu.inn that tilt
great Queen Victoria , In her pal.ico of the
big seas , had heard or the way In whlcl
ono ofher people had lic''n treated , ant
had sent the man of war to blow iho village
Into the air , to hang all the chief * and to
carry off the rest of the people as slavr-s
"Naturally the chiefs , seeing all thrso
soldiers with their shining guns , bcllcvei
every word of the yarn , and groveled before
Jack , Imploring him at least to save tni-lr
"Tho rascally Interpreter explained to the
lieutenant that the natives wished to pay
homngu to the queen , and that they woul.
take steps at once to find out whore Wil
kinson wns hiding.
"On the other hand ho told the chiefs that
ho had Interceded for them , and that the
officer had promised to spare thalr lives ll
they brought , next morning , a w'noto boat
load of plgi and yams and taro and bannuas
all the food they could raise. The native :
were glad to get oft so easily , the yomu
men were sent at once to plantations , am :
they promised to have everything leady In
"After some more talk , Just to cover up
his deceit. Jack Informed the lieutenant
that the man they were after had gene to a
place a few miles off In the bush , but that
the natives would send after him , and bring
him back In tlio mornliig.
"So the olllccr , well satisfied , took his
men and his guns back on board again ,
and Jack stopped with the natives , being
treated now with the greatest respect.
"Next day he hod the large village wai
canoe , which aea.cd twenty paddlers on
each side , loaded up with pigs and fresh
I'HK HEACHCOMHRR DECEIVES THE LIEUTENANT.
would never have summoned up courage to
beliavn as they did. There was a toupo , a
village virgin , mixed up In the business , 1
know , a fine looking girl. She stuck to him
all through and came away with him to
Saltm , whore I wan.
"Fur a long time Jack had been playing ;
off an old beachcomber's bounce on the na .
tives at Tanuna. Whenever they would turn ,
a bit nasty ho would threaten to bring n
Urltlsh man-of-war down on them , and ha\c
them well punished. This used to scare the
people , for men-of-war were scarce In those
days , and the Samoans had an almost super
stitious nwo of their guns. It's different
now , for tliii natives have seen so much of
modern war vessels that they've grown to
desplao them. They aren't afraid of being
shelled , cither. Why , I've seen them over on
Upolu , when a man-of-war did actually lire
on the rebels , sitting lound smoking qulto
comfortable In thu bush behind , while the
shot wcro dropping Into their village , and
doing no harm at all , except perhaps setting
flro to a hnUbo Or two. And when , by pure
accident , a bliell did fall Into a cook house
and kill flvo men , they said that the vlcttm.i
had been stcillng the missionary' * ducks , o. '
else they would not h.ive been killed. Shows
the benefit of tcllgloua leaching , doesn't III
"Well , to como bick to Jack , the man-of-
war game at latst go ; played out , because
no man-of-war came , and the natives woub' .
not uclievo him atiy longer. Then ho ha6
tu clear , but at thu very last , when ho was
leaving , ho told them that he would soon
como back with a big. war canoe and make
tht'in pay a heavy line In pigs.
"Tho Tanuna people only luughed at him.
but as It turned oiif , strangely enough , Jack
kept his \vord. Ho had been at Salua about
MX months , when a man-of-war actually did
conn' , not after the natives , but after Jack
himself. The consul had at last , for news
traveled slowly then , hoard of Jack's pranks *
at Tanuna and had sent the Seagull , which
happened to bo ! h Apia at'lhc time , down
to arrest him. It was a bad lookout for
Jack , for there wore enough crimes charged
against him to bang a dozen men.
' I wan n-.vay In thu buKli , hunting wild
cattle , when the Seagull arrived , and that
saved Jack. That and his own smartness.
Tlio vessel dropped into thu lagoon at Haluu
rnily one morningimd anchored about a mile
from the shore , for'it was R good , safe har
bor , though rather snmll , Jack , from his
own bur , xuw her cnmc In nnd guessed what
bo wns after. Presently pho lowered a
boat and a lieutenant , all gold lace , cnmc
ashore In style. Of coin so lie went to my
place , for It was thu only pnpalnngi house
about , and I'H.uiMiowi.they thought 1 would
ho nblo to'tolr'tlrc'rVthe. whereabouts of
JaUc. having " ! icardthal _ _ " ho hud been scon
"Whoir the lieutenant ? pcncii the gate
thcro was Jack.fai bold'as" brass' , sitting on
an easy chulr upon the veranda , reading
an old newspaper and looking very much m
"I nearly died of laughing when Jack told
mo thn story ivfterwards , mimicking the
huw-haw Etjle of the lieutenant , who , of
course'did noV know avotl ot Samoan ,
and tool ; ovcr > tlilnj ; that. Jack suld for gospel
" 'You arc Mr. Williams , I Kiipposo , ' said
the lieutenant , as polity aa possible , taking
oft hU hat. v r ' *
" 'Vcsslr. ' nuld Jack ; 'glad to meet you ;
step right lit .and make yourself at homo. '
"So. thu liuutvnnht Bat down oti the
veranda , and Jack fetched out n bottle of
gin , and they h.ul two or three nobblers
qulto sociable. The oflc"r ) explained thut ho
had como with n warrant for Uut arrest of
ono Jack Wlllii8Sli ! ( , whom the Urltleh gov
ernment wanted for mnrJtr , arsun and a
\vliolo bust of other crimes.
"In return the olllccr got a most amazing
amount of Information about the beach
comber , ' "
" 'Da I know the man ? ' says Jack. 'Why.
lio'o the greatest scoundrel unhung , nnd
hu's running my trade by the lies he tclhi
the natives. I only 'with you would clear
him out of Siimoa. '
" 'Help you to calcb him' Why , I should
think I would , nrtd so-will every native In
thu toun , whin , , ( hey see Iho man-or-uar
hero to back them up. .Thu fellow wan here
last week , but hoV'KOMe Yo his -old place ,
Tnntinr. to try to get Komp-plg-j. '
"When the llentcitaiif htnul this ho was
nil In haste to K < "t away.
" 'Don't bu In Ibo.ninth cr ft hurry. ' Kald
Jnck. 'you'J better go alow ; Its n moU dnn-
tferous pimKngc , anil tlio' chances nru tun to
onu MMi'll get BtucU. un. a reef , Hut , If
you'll wait a mliintt-nlille I clone the more ,
I don't wind coin ) ? ' \vlt1iyou mid piloting
von arouud- d do anything to got thai
wretch Taught. ' i
' 'So. .lark , putting on.my best coat , went
oft with the lieutenant ; and the1 captain ,
l.'io1.1 Ing nothing uf ' the coast , wan \ery
glaJ to ncrepi hint.'an pilot , and b'nve him
S'-'O for his services , too.
' On Ihu PQIHURO ruuml .lack spun them
u long yurn ubaut the a\agc uatlvta of
Tanunu , They were , terribly fierce , be atd ,
provisions of all kinds , and went off to do
eomc business with the Seagull. As the )
had nothing but salt horseun board for a
mouth the pureer WON glad to buy the food
and Jock pocketed $100 by the transaction.
He didn't give the natives a penny of It ,
but told them the
man-of-war would let
them on * this tlmo If they would promise
to bchavo themselves In the future ; .
I "Then ho Informed the captain ho had
learned that Wilkinson had gone across the
mountains to Salua , and that , If ho liked ,
he would pilot him back there.
* " 0n the way Jack thought of a new dodge.
Ho knew that by this time I would have
returned from the cattle hunting expedition ,
and that. If lie went ashore with the olllccr ,
. they would find out who ho was. After the
way ho had fooli-,1 the man-of-war he felt
certain that thcro would ho no mercy for
him. So he persuaded the captain It was
no use going straight Into Salua with the
ship , for Wilkinson would only run away
again as soon as he saw her coming. "
"You land me , " ho said , "at a point about
a rnllo this side of town , nnd then stand out
to sea for the night. I'll walk Into Salua
anfl tell Wilkinson you've abandoned the
search and gene away. I'll keep him there
for the night , and next morning you can
slip In quietly and arrest him before ho has
I line , to get away.
"The land to the westward of Salua Juts
out In a long point , so that a vessel coming
from this direction. If she keep well Inshore ,
cannot bo seen until she Is right on the hay.
The man-of-war lay to the other sidu of thl.i
point , and Jack , who knew of a handy boat
passage through the reef , was put on shore.
In the afternoon ho walked Into my house
and found me wondering where he had got
to , as I wanted him to salt down a flue cow
I had shot. "
" 'Never mind the blanked beef , ' lie
shouted , 'get the gin quick , or clso I shall
die of laughing. '
"Ho Just held his sides and screamed for
about half an Jiour , and then when ho had
swallowed a couple of stiff nips , he told me
all about It.
"I couldn't help laughing , too , though I
did not -half Ilko being personated by such
an old scoundrel , and , besides , I was afraid
I might get Into trouble when the captain
found out the trick. Ho mlghUthlnk I hail
been helping Jack to deceive tltem , and per
haps arrest mo Instead. '
"I told Jack this , but ho only laughed the
more. Then I got angry , told him to clear
out at once , or else I would give him Up
when the ship came back. But ho wouldn't
go for a long tlmo. not until ho had finished
the bottle. And before ho left ho wrote
a letter to the captain. He wouldn't let
mo help him , though he was not much of a
scholar , said he wanted to have the Joke
all to himself. I kept a copy of the letter
as a curiosity. This Is what he wrote :
" 'Dere Captlng : This Is to thank you
for your grate kindness In tokln' mo for a
passlgo to Tanuna any times you wants a
pllct I shall bo glad to he of scrvls. cf you
want any more pigs my friend Williams will
suppll thorn. I am goln back to thu bush ,
cf you want me you must fetah me from
their. Your grateful sarvlnt.
. , ' "J. WIL.KENSON. '
"Then ho went off Into the thick bush
which covered the mountains In the Interior
of the Island , where no white man could
"Next morning I bad to bear my share of
the Joke. When
the lieutenant came on
shore ho found me sitting on the veranda ,
Just where Wilkinson had baen a couple
of days before. Ho made uuro ho had got
his man. It was no use In explaining , so I
was arrested and taken off to the man-of-
war , and I gave the captain Jack's letter.
Ho was mad when lie read It , but thfti ,
llko a gentleman , ho saw the Joke , though
It was against him.
i" 'W , ° .fy ° bcc" bolc1Jl ° Bal(3' ( < most damna-
bio sold , ' and then ho told his officers , nnd
they all laughed together.
"They treated mo well on board when they
found that I was Innocent , tint -I got them
some Saiuoani to guide the party which
went Into the bush In pursuit of Jack. Hut
It was no manner of use- their trying to
catch him , oven If the natives had not
taken care to lead them astray. So after
fooling .around In the bush for a couple ot
days , climbing up and down mountains ,
and nearly falling over a proclplce , thuy
t'avo It up , and the man-of-war tailed
"And did Jack get off after all ? " I asked ,
for I could not help sympathizing with
the cunning scoundrel ,
"Oh. Jock , " concluded the trader. "He
ino back to my place after a while , and
hung round for a month or two. Uut
Samoa , he mild see , was getting too warm ,
so he took the first opportunity of draping
to FIJI , which hadn't been annexed then. "
Many lives of usefulness nave been cut
short by neglect to break up an ordinary
cold. Pneumonia , bronchitis and even con-
lumptlon can be averted by tbo prompt uu
of Oca Mlnuto Cough Cure.
2 Current Literature
A very cxprcsslvo estimate , "Concerning
Her of the Nile , " Is furnished the October
number of the Clack Hook , by Ella W. Pcit-
tle. The article Is written In the best style
of tbo writer and sums up the character
of her subject In thcSo words : "Hamlet Is
embodied discontent ; Faust , embodied am
bition ; Cleopatra , embodied restlessness. "
Not only very readable hut exceedingly
pertinent arc the remarks made by Judge
William J. Oaynon In. an article , entitled
"Citizenship , " appearing In the current
American MagazlnoW Civics. In the same
number John A. Itdcbllng , C. E. , discusses
the "Economic Aspents of Immigration , "
whllo James Dcntom Hancock contributes
the second part of lilt , scries on "Tho Evolution
lution of Money. " Tito future outlook Is re
viewed In a Strom ; 'article , entitled "Tho
Coming Struggle , " bjf Fred n. Tasker , and
J. McLaln Smith discusses "The Limits of
Individual LlbertynnU of State Authority. "
Hook News for October presents iltsclt In
a new cover that. Is .a delight to the eye.
A biographical skbtcb , accompanied with
photogravure portrait ; of Hobcrt llarr ami
a sketch of the new Italian novelist , (7a-
brlcllo D'Annunzto.j are the principal fca
turcs of the number ,
A brilliant numbun Is the October Issu
of The Lotus , overyi page brimming ovc
with humor and pathos and an amazln
quantity of thought Is compressed within It
Cosmopolls for October embraces In Iti
contents n short story , entitled "A Son o
n Saint , " by Walter Ilaymond. Other con
trlbutlona ore "Musical Hccollcctlons. " by
Rt. Hon. P. Max Mulierj "Since the Eliza
bethans. " by ucurgo Moore ; "Madagasca
as a French Colony , " by Captain Pasflcld
Oliver : "The Theater In London , " by Ar
thur n. Wnlkley , and "The Qlobo and the
Island , " by Henry Norman. The Frcncl
and German departments have articles fron
Paul Uourgct , P. J. Proudhan , Ivan Tour
guenefi , Theodore Barth and Herman Su
The Cornhlll Magazine. The International
News company , New York.
The Strand. The International News
company. New York.
Creator Texas. Klchard Fischer , San An-
toulo , Tex.
The Underwriter * ' Review. Durham Hop
kins & Co. , DCS Molncs , In. ,
American Magazine of Civics. Civics
Publishing company , 3S Park Row , New
Thu Cl&ck Book. Wells & Hudson , Lans-
The Journal of Practical Metaphysics. 10
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Harry Castlcmou's latest book for boys ,
Iho Mystery of Lost River Can
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Con I rlli 11 0 ny
Contributory negligence does not seem an
acceptable plea In'French * courts. A man
lining In a Narbonno restaurant drew a
00-frnnc note froih ihls pocketbook to payer
or hlH dinner , whllel his soup was cooling ,
'ho bill flew Into thu soup , was fished out
and placed on the ( filKQ.of the table to drv
vheu It fell to the 41 < lor. An Intelligent poodle
dle in the room tbaueht It was for him and
wallowed It , The/ owner of the note then
ued the poodlo'Sfinaatcr ( or the 100 francs ,
and the local courtUiai decided that the lat
er must pay ,
Opera lingers and public spcalwrs can
icep their voices clear and strong with the
atully remedy , , Dr. Hull's Cough Syrup.
4. , *
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THE OMAI& &
. IP. - SUNDA Y BEE
) fOO" Tft.fi
.11 ! . V , . 4 .
r .i : * -f. WILL PRINT
> IIJKI ! *
OF THE NEXT
EVERY ONE SHOULD READ IT.
A GREAT STROKE OF ENTERPRISE.
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LIVER AND KIDNEY
Diseases ate. manifested by Backache ,
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Tongue and Weakness
' . J. H. RflcLEAN'S
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Is the remedy you need , of equal service
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osn OK Ti.Mi-rs CIIA.VHUS.
Clu-erd IiiHU-iul of a Ito | > < - for a Mim
AVIio Stolen lIorNt- .
An excited crowd had gathered around the
young man , and there were cries of "Lynch
him ! " "String him up ! " etc. , relates the
"What's the matter ? " asked the tenderfoot
on the outskirts of the crowd anxloualy.
"Coin" to be a lynching , I reckon , " replied
the iol < ljgr/iy whiskered man , who was In
tently ymtohlng the proceedings over the
heads of the crowd. "Ves , that's the game , "
he added after a minute or two. "Some of
thoiboys has got hold of a young fellow that
has 'strayed' from the straight an' narrcr
path , aa' he's jest about to see the error of
The tenderfoot stood on tlptoo and hlo
eyes seemed to stick out even with the tip
of his nose , but ho could see nothing but a
determined looking youth standing ngaliiul
a tree with his arms tied behind him and
his feet tied together.
"Has ho killed some one ? " asked the
tenderfoot at last.
"I reckon bo has , " replied the old man ,
"It looks llko Prairie Pete from here , an'
If It Is IIO'B got not Icss'n flvo notches on
the handle of his gun. "
"And in consequence I suppose he's been
condemned to death , " said the tenderfoot.
"Wha't's that ? " demanded the old man.
"D'ye thing he's goln' to 'be Jerked up for
kill In' a few men ? "
"Why , of course. Isn't be "
"Not on your bowle ! Wo don't hang
men for that out here. We've got too much
respect for a live man to shove him after a
dead one. "
"Then what has the fellow done ? " asked
: he tenderfoot ,
"Ho stole a bicycle , " replied the old man
slowly and Impressively.
Just then there was a movement near the
center of the crowd , and the next minute
the man had been released and some ono In
the crowd was calling three cheers for
The tenderfoot looked at the old man
"All a mistake , " explained the latter , as
ho caught a few words coming from the
center of tbo crowd. "Prairie Pete has
squared hlsself an' '
proved It wasn't no
jlcyclo that ho stole' after all ; nor yet a
motorcycle. It wasn't nothln' but a
loss , "
The kng ( ot pills Is Ilnechatn'K bcecham's.
Kiiolt-il Hit *
Jolly Geort'o Uelnzer of New Ilrunswlck ,
* . J , , IH dead. IIu died hrippy In the
diowledge that ho had cheated thu law-
erH nnd divided bin fortune according to
"Roo here , " said he , on September 8 , bin
Ixty-Boventh blrthdiiy. "I'm getting ulonu
n yearn , 1 am , and beginning to feel their
weight upon me. I KUC H I'll just Ilx llilngH
ill round. "
And then the wise old man divided up hl
brtune of Juoo.OOO iimonii hlx wife and film-
ly. Ho made 11 judicious division , nnd one
which Ktivu BiitlufHctlon nil around. It IH
iclluved now thut bo felt n premonition of
ila coming end. Ho hadn't u dollar whim
10 landed in this country , forty years ngo.
PURE MALT WHISKEY
Clilrhnter' * P.ticll li Diamond Ilninrf.
w v v v w M3 m w m
Orlclnulund Only Ucnulne.
( Arc , alwai Iltlaulc. IADICI nk
Uroii for CkltJttittrt ftt < illiIII * ' /
wnJllrauJ la lied n I Bikl urlillloX
in. inlol lm Uno tllboD , TuLo '
loclher. Jltflmdjngeroui tulititu *
\ n an > l tmttationt. At Urujciliit , or irn
. .l lUnipi for pnrlleuUti , Ir.tlmonlil , U1
* * Keller r p Iotlle.it'fi * l < ( ur , bjr return
Hull. lO. < IUOrinltuool l < ffamt I'apir.
leliul rfhimlnn'Cu. ; , > ladl i > nH < iu idl
BoUL/.i lUruul.u.7"- i'iUlidi.l'i ?
U Till ONLY
WHO TKATS ALL
Wetkncu & Uiwrder of
IO Y ar > Cipericnce.
9 Yean la Om.ha.
Rook Fret. L'oniuluilos
and K minaiii > n Free.
Ulh and Fnrnam Sit.
Nervous , Chronic
Private Diseases ,
Atl Private DIsonHen
Hid DlHorJornof Mori
Trcatmoitt by mill
Cured for life anil tlio poison thoroughly
cleansed from the sy tiim. I'IU3H , PIBTUI.A
nnd UKCTAIj U1.CKH8. HVUHOOUM-'H '
and VAHICOCUI-I'1. permanently and HUG-
cesBfully cured , Method now and unfnlllnK
STRICTURE AND GLEETBSS. ! !
By now method without pain or cutting1.
Call on or addrcBU with htamp ,
Most Complexion Powdora
liavon vulnarglaru , but J'OZZONI'H la a true
licaullfler , wU ) e cileclt are lusting.
'Cuvt * ICincAdO. ntWMNaTON
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JOMCam. . Atlantic Cipn-a ( ex. Sunday ) . .
T:00pm : . rnt . . . . . 8l5h :
, SOpm..Clilcueo I.lmlleil. . . . lKp :
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KMSnin . Sioux f.iy Acvcrnmudatlon. . . . . S.ooj.ja
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< : FOpm Bt. Loult Cannon Hall
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