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THE OMAHA DAILY 1JEE: SAT U It DAY. .TAN IT Alt Y 3. 1003.
I EBRASKA FIFTY YEARS AGO
Voaderful Progress- Made by Thia Great
Buta line Then.
UOR BUCHANAN PENS INTERESTING PAGE
rath About Mate of rhr.ika that
Reads Murk Like Fiction Oat
of a Fair?' Story
In in interesting contribution to the last
turn ber of The Twentieth Century Firmer,
J. R. Buchanan, the well-known general
passenger agent of the Elkhorn road, re
view Nebraska's progress since territorial
flays. Fifty years ago, he saya. Nebraska
was In that nebulous condition which
(recedes organlted being. It was a
part of the Louisiana purchase.
It had Dot attained to Individ
uality Independent entity. It was simply
incubating. Two years later It was born
Into territorial existence and had only (00
.white Inhabitants. Why It should have In
sisted on being "bom" so prcmsturely
doesn't appear, unless there were not of
Boea to meet the demands of seekers. At
any rate, It was accouched Into territorial
Individuality In 1854, with Its little brood
oi ww. ine perspective or background was ,
composed of millions of buffalo that
roamed the plains, or desert, feeding on
the succulent grama grass: and also hordes
of Indians who lived on the plains and fed
on the buffalo and who turned a contempt
uous eye on the little band of whites who
timidly clung near to each other on the
banka of the Missouri rrvch. The meager
products then were Consumed by the "600,"
who had no communication v.itb the out
side world except by the Missouri river to
Bt. Louis or Cairo, thence up the Ohio, or
by overland conveyance across the virgin
plains or prairies of Iowa to the Mississippi
river and of Illinois to extending but very
rare railroads whose proprietor were
"moving westward" with their slowly ex
tending lines of Iron. Not a railway with
in hundreds of miles. Not a market for any
products, menaced by Indians and Isolation.
Preatol What a Change.
Presto! Here we are today a thrifty and
splendid gateway city of 160.000 people. A
converging center from all the east, north
and south, with our gateway opened for
the commerce of the world to pass through
Into our great state and tht-ough it to the
Mountain and Pacific Coast states and
through them again over the trackless Pa
cific ocean to the Orient and its boundless
markets. Where forty-eight years ago were
only unbroken prairies on the east and ap
parently limitless desert plains to the
westward, are now four great trunk lines
of railway direct (one of them the Chicago
ft Northwestern double track) from Omaha
to Chicago, three trunk lines to the south,
two trunk lines to the north, two trunk
lines to the Black Hills, four trunk lines
with their direct connections to the Pacific
ocean, besides a number of other Indirect
but available lines In all directions, all
converging on and diverging from this gate
way city. Markets In all directions and
easily reached either for the absorption of
our product or to supply our wants. Here
Is now a great state with 1,250,000 Inhabit
ants. The buffalo and the Indian have
given way to the march of civlllxatlon and
to a population of enterprising citlxens.
Here we have created from our 49,177,600
acres within the area of Nebraska, 122,000
"farms" that is, local habitation for agri
culture embracing about 10,000,000 acres
the remainder of our area being devoted to
stock Interests, grazing yujij, hay. , , : . .,
I'rodncta from the Farms.
From these "farms" and this stock range
we ar producing In thia year of 1902, fairly
estimated, 200,000,000 bushels of corn, 40,-
000.000 to 50,000,000 bushels of wheat, 40,-
000,000 bushels of oats, with proportionate
crops of other grains, hay. vegetables,
dairy, and poultry with their products
The adaptation of our soil and climatic con
ditions to the culture of sugar beets Is
concedediy favorable ana as a result we
have three beet sugar factories with an ag
gregate capacity of about 1,600 tons per
day. which mesne from 20,000,000 to 25,000,
000 pounds of beet sugar per year In the
atate. The best and most successful of
these factories Is located at Norfolk In the
north part of the state, the Junction of a
principal branch with the main line of tho
Fremont, Elkhorn ft Missouri Valley rail
road. This Industry, although succestul
and prosperous In this state already. Is In
' the Infancy of Its possible development.
There should bo at least fifty, or twice
fifty, equally large factories In the state
and even tbey could not supply the market
Another apeclalty has been partially de
veloped In the growth of alfalfa. It seems
the soil and other conditions are especially
adapted to the propagation of this crop and
there are now over 250,000 acres of alfalfa
la Nebraska. The crop yields three and
four cuttings and aggrega.es from five to six
tons per acre per year. It Is moat accept
able to and an excellent food for all stock
Even hogs lire and thrive on It exclusively
and bogs so grown have not thus far been
known to suffer from so-called hog cholera,
Now, reduced to values, the following is
a fair estimate of the values of the prod
acts of the slate for the year 1902:
The corn cron will yield at least..! 7.nr0.0"0
The whest crop will yield at least. 27. (().'
The oat crop will yield at least....
Other grains, seeds, etc
Hay and forage
Potatoes and other vegetables
Fruits, flowers, seeds, nursery
Estimated value of all stock In
the state. Including cattle, hogs,
sheep, goats, horses, mules, alo
fowls, bees, etc ln 1H00 the es
timate was fl4a.349.&K7t, at least.. 150,000,000
A totals estimated value of our
this years product from the'
. lands alone and Including value
of the stock which la changing
up and down, shipping In and
out. betnar raised and brouaht In
for feeding 287,500.000
There estlmatea seem so enormous that
they stagger us, but many are from tb
best and moat reliable sources, government
and state statistics, together with our best
Information obtainable, a.id In fa-t are all
graded down on account of their magnitude
From the Information received and used
in their compilation, I feel warranted my
elf In saying my belief Is, the actual
figures will reach the round sum of at least
These estimates are limited entirely to
the "land products." which Include, of
course, stock which necessarily feeds on
nd Is made by the land products. No at
tempt la made to eat I mate the wealth
created or produced by the mechanical or
other arts or sciences, nor by tho com
merclal, banking and other mercantile pur
This Kasrnssi Production from Boll
Think of It. One western state, only one
half of which la devoted to agriculture
nd the rest to stock culture and grazing
producing In one year 1300.000.000 of value
from Its soil. In addition. In measuring
the Importance of our development.
have promoted or aided la promoting, espe
dally the development of the Black Hill
which forty-eight years ago. or at the time
of Nebraska's territorial accouchment,
were a "myth." Altogether uukno-vn, ex
cept remotely as an Indian "reserve." Now
with Nebraska's two principal railroads
piercing them to the center, they have de
veloped Into two great and national Inter
ests. One. a system of gold mining ramps
wbJae output la at least tlS.OvO.OvO and
probably near 115,000,000 per year; the
other, a large group of thermal springs,
which hare attracted the national govern
ment, which has recognised and endorsed
their healthful effect by establishing a
"national sanitarium" there, a distinction
not accorded any other plare In the Vnlted
States for the same purpose. Here will
be sent thousands of disabled sick soldiers
of (he army, who will be treated and cured
and returned to service.
How These Transformations fame.
These Immense transformations are
largely due, of course, to the enterprise of
the men who foresaw the possibilities.
Very largely to the building of railroads to
and Into and through Nebrarka. The hun
dreds of miles of Iowa prairies attracted
railroads to build into and across them,
and the rich acres drew the sturdy farmer
to their cultivation. Thence Into Ne
braska the overflow tide came. Two great
railroads had large land grants from tho
national government as an Inducement and
basis of wealth, and which served to pay
for advertising their respective sections.
The latest, the Fremont, Elkhorn ft Mis
souri Valley railroad, had no land grant
and so had to depend largely on the spe
cial merits of Its section of country to at
tract Inhabitants. Then land was worth
less as to price. Now It is worth from $65
downward to 110 per acre. This Fremont,
Elkhorn ft Missouri Valley railroad ex
tended Its line through the agricultural
section of the state Into and through the
Btock range district, not only of Nebraska,
bu, .. . ranres of Wromlnc and South
Dakota, as well as to pioneering Into tho
heart of the Black Hills.
No Irrigation is needed along the lino
of The Elkhorn railroad or In the section
tributary to it In Nebraska. In the stock
ranges Irrigation is not sought or required,
as the stock Interest Is as Important In Its
specialty as Is agriculture elsewhere, and
the stock ranges In Nebraska are the best
adapted of any section In the great west.
Interspersed all through that section are
hundreds of small or large haying valleys
which are abundantly watered and on
which Is cut ample hay for necessary feed
ing purposes in winter to care for the
stock which feed on the contiguous ranges
In summer. Nebraska Is so rich and so
prosperous and so necessary in her share
f feeding the world that no other western
state compares with It.
Nebraska Is not only Justly famous as an
agricultural and stock state, a money mak-
g state, but is equally rich In Its educa
tional advantages. Its State university
tends the acknowledged peer of any state
university. Its standard Is of the very
Ighest. In addition there are a number
of state normal schools whose record and
andlng are enviable. The normal at Fro
mont. Neb., has an attendance of from (50
to 800 and a record of excellence rarely at
tained. The normal at Peru is also a su
perior school, besides there are a number
of colleges and high grade schools which
have assisted the state to Ita enviable
landing as having less Illiteracy then any
ther, or at least nearly the highest In
the United States, which meana In the
Again, It stands at, or nearly at, the top
for health. Its clear sky. Its persistent
breezes and Its elevated plateaus Insures
freedom from malarial or miasmatic pois
ons, gives vigorous, stimulating health,
which breeds Industry, self-reliance and
success. Ita high standard In moral, chur-h
nd law abiding tendency Is a warrant of
good order aud useful contentment. Its
cosmopolitan population, merging con
stantly Into genuine American patriotism,
Is expressed In Its responses to every de
mand on it In support of national or local
Vnlqae Kxpoeltton Record.
The state of Nebraska, when her . chief
city of Omaha undertook to give an ex
position, stood solidly behind the city and
promoted and sustained the most successful
great exposition ever given In the United
Statea, excepting only the great World's
Fair and Exposition of 1893 In Chicago. The
local pride of this ftate was Involved and
the whole people stamped approval by their
attendance. Its reputation extended
throughout the nation and drew crowds
from nearly every state. Its management
was on such broad, liberal methods that its
succeas was unprecedented and ita history
stands out unique in the history of great
expositions in the world, having paid Its
stockholders 90 cents on the dollar, within
10 per cent of par on all subscriptions In
Its aid. No other exposition has ever paid
over 12 per cent of such subscription! and
yet the Transmlssissippl Exposition was
concededly a "national affair." So ideally
fine and complete was it that not only the
prealdent of the United States and his cab
inet, but many distinguished Americana and
foreigners were Its patrons.
Today the atate Is the abode of wealth,
varied Industries, culture, education and
refinements. Prosperity rewards Industry
abundantly. Its history, though brief, hss
recorded some very Interesting national
events and Incidents. Its early history Is as
sociated with the events which culminated
In the greatest war known to the world. It
was once the borne of the great Mormon
leader, who was seeking to establish gov
ernment within government, an inde
pendency within an Independency In tho
nation. A national character, whose genius
tracked out a way over the deaert sands of
Nebraska and through the mountains west
to a eolltary valley and with his devotees
created a government which ultimately re
quired the United States government to
send thousands of troops over his trail to
control. The state has been the scene of
many stirring events, now quieted into
"Then," or fifty years ago, its lonesome
600 had scant and meager comforts. To
day ber cities, towns and farma have abun
dance and luxury. Omaha, Its largest city,
has over 159,000 population, Lincoln. Its cap
ital, has over 50,000, and many cities In
the stste hive 10,000 to 15,000. and villages
five to ten miles apart all over the eastern
agricultural half of the state. '
(iKOKGE WASHIGTOVt QIKIE.
It Hid a Lasarlaat gait af Straight
aad Very Dark Hair.
The Father of bla Country concealed
luxuriant suit of hair beneath bis queue
wig. Many now wish the old fashion wers
In vogue, to conceal thinned hair or bald
ness. Yet no one need have thin hair nor
be bald. If he cure the dandruff that causes
both. Dandruff can not be cured by scour
ing tbe scalp, because It Is germ dis
ease, and the germ has to be killed- New.
bro's Herplcide kills the dandruff germ
no other hair preparation will. "Destroy
the cause, you remove the effect." There's
no cure for dandruff but to kill the germ.
A Matter ( Pasltloa.
Baltimore American: Jaggsby Yes. my
dear, yoa must be mistaken. The man you
saw In ths saloon with his back toward the
door, as you went by, may have resembled
me closely, but you cannot be sure of a
man under such clrcumstancea.
Mrs. Jaggsby John Henry, I would know
you standing mils away; I would know
you sitting; 1 would know you yes, John
Henry. 1 would even know you lying!
Ylaa Slaaal af Ultrsa.
Whites of eyes and skin yellow shew
liver trouble and jaundice. Dr. King's New
Ufa Pills cur or no pay. Only iie. For
sals by Kuhn 4 Co.
. A 5hort Story By
"A nasty night, Haskell."
I stepped down from my seat In the cab
of No. 27 and with some muttered reply to
the greeting of the roundhouse foreman
passed out Into the yard, thoroughly tired,
hungry and Irritable after my 120-mile
run In the cab of the limited express.
It was one of those wild nights we some
times,' but not often, get during the month
of November a night of the blackest dark
ness, filled with driving rain and froten
sleet, night of washouts, double roadbeds,
delays and loss of time, to be followed by
a five-minute Interview with the division
superintendent, a man of few words and
much less consideration.
I had Just brought In the limited express
some twenty minutes late, owing to the
Icy condition of the rails, and I knew what
I hurried along through the wind and
rain, eager to get to my boarding house,
where a warm supper and dry clothes
I had Just reached the house when I
heard the sounds of hurried steps coming
down the street after me. I turned and
glanced carelessly over my shoulders and
saw by the flickering light on the oppcsl'.e
corner that It was Nick, my fireman.
"We're In for It this t'me, I guess." he
exclaimed abruptly as he came up the steps
"Why, what's the trouble now?" I asked,
although I had a pretty good Idea of what
"The old man's down at the yard and
he's cussing like a trooper because you
went oft before he got a chance to see
"We lost twenty minutes on that grade.
I r.uppose that Is what it means," I an
swered. "Well, never mind; I'll be right
down as soon as I eat my supper and get
Into some dry clothes. I'm drenched."
"No, It ain't that," replWd Nick quickly.
"The deuce Is to pay somewhere. We've
got to pull out again and catch the 9:45
Into Hampton, and she's gone nearly ten
minutes now. I've got 27 out and fired up.
She ll be blowing by the time we get back.
I will not atate that I did not say any
thing out of the way. But aupper or no
upper, together we hurried back down to
the yard, where I found Henderson pacing
up and down In the atorm and growling
like a hungry dog.
"Can you catch that 9:45 before she gets
Into Hampton?" he asked, as soon as I
came in sight.
"It's doubtful," I answered hort!y.
"She's been gone ten minutes already."
"Oh, yea, you can," he Insisted persist
ently. "There's nothing ahead of you you
have got clear track until midnight."
"Why don't you telegraph?" I asked
"That the trouble," he snarled. "The
wires are all down; I can't."
"Well. I'll try It. What are the orders?"
I knew that. If we were to overtake the
9:45, there was no time to be lost in asking
idle Questions. Besides. I was not In very
good humor at the sudden change from a
warm supper, dry clothes and shelter to a
wild night ride over an uncertain road In
the storm: and moreover, I nad no very
sincere liking for Jacob Henderson, esq.
I want you to catch the 9:45 before sne
gets Into Hampton," he repeated Insist
ently. "You can do It. it you open ner up
and let her go. When you overtake ner
give this not to Conductor Davis, and' If
he glvea you anything to bring oacK, taxe
no matter what It Is. 1 11 wan nere tor i
. . . .-
you. HOW quica can you
I thought that there was someining ravner i
unusual about all this, but it wss not for
me to question orders.
"In about two minutes." I said promptly;
"Just as soon aa I can take in a nine
water. The tank is almost empty.
Never mind the water," cried the old
man, impatiently. i waui 7" e
started. You hare got enough to run down
with. Tou can take some comiug back."
Thia thoughtlessness on his part nettled
me a little and I retorted rather sharply:
I'm running this engine, Mr. Hender
son. If you want me lo ovenase iub .su.
It will take speed, and speed takes steam.
and I cannot make steam without water.
It you can, Just step up and take my place
and do it."
He made no reply, but turned away with
aomethlng that sounded very much like an
oath, and I felt that my hasty reply, had
cost me my position, for Henderson waa a
man that took no words from any man on
tbe road, big or little.
With some regret I backed No. 27 up be
alde the tank, and Just as I stopped under
the pipe I saw someone step quickly out of
the shadow of ths tank and approach tbe
side of the engine. Thinking It to be some
belated passenger, I gave the matter no
further thought, but turned my head rnd
looked back to where Nick was busily en
gaged with the water pipe.
Suddenly I felt light touch on the arm.
1 whirled quickly about and saw standing
beside me In tbe cab the figure of a woman.
"What do you want?" I asked in sudden
surprise. "Passengers as not allowed on
the engine. It's strictly against orders,
"I know It." She glanced nervoualy about.
"But you must let me go this time."
She stepped quickly back Into tbe shadow
so that my fireman might not see her.
To My that I waa startled by her sud
den appearance and strange request would
ce expressing It mildly, hut before I could
reply she lifted the edge or ber veil and
there, in the dim, uncertain light of the
gasoline torch, I saw the bright eyea and
pretty face of Grace Henderson.
"Why. Miss Henderson!" I managed to
gasp, "you surely cannot mean it
Yet, to tell the truth, I sincerely hoped
she did, for, deep down In my heart I had
a secret admiration for the girl with her
sweet face and gentle manners. Hitherto I
had always been content with ths smile or
cheery word she often gave me when ahe
came to the depot with ber father. Now
the prospect of having her so near me and
talking with me seemed to lift me to tbe
very top shelf of earthly bliss.
I must really go, Mr. Haskell," she went
on quickly. "I know tbat It must seem
strange and unuaual to you, but when one
is in danger atrange thlega sometimes
must be djne to escape, you know."
She smiled bewltchlngly up Into my face
as she spoke.
What in danger?" I cried. In surprise.
Yea, in the greatest of dangers, and
that is why I ask you to let me go with
you to escape thia danger which threat
ens me," ahe aaid aweetly.
As she spoke she raised her great brown
eyea to mine and gave me look that scat
tered my prudence. I waa very happy.
"I would give my life to protect you. If
you need it," I ventured to aay.
I could not see her face now, for she had
turned It away. Frightened at what I had
aald. I began to mutter a baaty apology.
"Don't," ahe whispered. "If yoa mean
what you aay, trove It to me now by letting
me go with you. I dare not stsy here."
What else could I do under ths circum
When Nick came clambering bark over
the coal into tbe cab, I caught glimpse
of the look of wonder and astonishment
In bis fsce ss bs saw Grace, who was
perched demurely upon my seat. I gave
him a quick nod, then slowly opened tbe
throttle. We started out on our wild night
ride for what I did not know.
Out over tbe switches, where the signal
light gleamed feebly sod showed a dear
W. H. ROYCE.
tine ahead, across the bridge and Into the :
country we plunged, gaining speed al each ;
turn of our six-foot driving wheels, until
It seemed as If we were almost flying j
through the inky darkness.
Accustomed as .' was to high speed on i
the road, I was almost nervous myself as I
we tore along, and I began to shut off the
steam a little. I was thinking of Grace
then, and life bad never seem half so sweet.
As the speed began to slacken a trifle In
response to my touch, I slowly opened the
throttle another notch, and, like a race
ho'se under spur, the engine leaded for
ward. Past bouses, through the fields, over
bridges and through towns and hamlets
we flew. All the time I stood close to
Grace, one hand upon the throttle, the
other grasping the reversing lever. Nick,
fully alive to the situation, sounded the
wttstle and rang the bell loudly as we ap
proached and parsed through a place of any
kind aud at every crossing.
I did not dare even to look at the girl
perched upon my leather cushioned scat
beside me, for all our lives her life de
pended upon my vigilance.
Sometimes I spoke fo her, only a word,
and she would grasp the side cf the cab as
she leaned forward to reply close to my
ear, and sometimes her hand would grap
me timidly by the arm as we flew over
some rough stretch of the track, but a
word from me now and then seemed to re- I
At length In making the long curve this
side of R I suddenly caught the
gleam of the red light on the rear of tha
passenger train. So abruptly had we come
upon it that if I had not been fully on lac
lookout there certainly would have been
one less coach upon 'hat road and very
likely several liven lost. Hut I was ex
pecting It and was prepared.
Nick grasped the whistle and began to
toot loudly. It was heard and recognized,
for there was no other whistle quite like It
on that division. Then, no doubt wonder
ing what could have sent No. 27 down after
them, they began to slacken up, came to a
dead stop and waited for us to come up
"Well, what's the matter?" ejaculated
Davis as he came around the end of the
last car when I leaped down from my cab.
I made no reply, for I did not know, but
handed him the note that Henderson ha'l
given me to deliver to him.
He took It, hastily tore It open and,
stepping to where the full glare of my
headlight fell upon the track, proceeded to
"I don't know anything about It." he ex
claimed suddenly. "Here, Ned, see what
you can make out of this. I don't know
what he means. I haven't seen her."
He handed the note to me. Holding It
where the light fell upon It, I read: j
Conductor Charles Davis, No. 37: My
daughter. Grace Hend rsnn, has left hom-
anil I have reason to think fhe la on your i
train. If so, send her hack hy the hearer. I
t think that I muni have elven a mnr !
forcible exclamation than had Davis when
I read the note, for now It was half plain
"There's something queer about this," I i
said skwly, ss I passed back the note. "Ia
she aboard your train now?"
'Is she aboard my train now?'' he re-, i r
peated In surprise. "No; she Is not, and If
she was I'd not make her go back to that
oia sKinnim uniesE bob wnuieu io. oub ic
noi a gin 10 icave uuraj wiluuui uiuj
annA r a - mn t knnur I Kll I ' H t.Ln her
- - - -
aiong in wnere sun " s "" cvji
my mouth shut. Thames -just about wnat
I'd do." ' ''
"All right, theni Chartle," I srtld slowly,
for I had been thinking very fast. "I'll Just
put her aboard your train now and send
her along. She's up here n my cab."
Davis looked at me a moment In surprise,
then puckered, np his lips Into a prolonged
whistle. I then told him. In as few words
as possible, how she happened to be there,
and without word he, opened Henderson's
"I SUDDENLY CAUGHT THK GLEAM
OF THE PASSENGER TRAIN."
note again and wrote on the back:
Between Hampton and Brooks Junction
Jacob Henderson, esq. : No. 27 has overta
ken me and your note delivered. Your
daughter Is not aboard my train, nor has
she been up to the present time.
C. V. DAVIS, Conductor No. 37.
"There N'd," he exclaimed, as he handed
tbe note bck to me. "Take that back
to tbe 'old man.' It does not say that she
will not be aboard my train after tha
present time. Now we must hustle."
I explained the situation briefly to Grace,
and not without a little regret on my part,
tbe transfer was quickly made. I bads
ber goodbye, and, after a little handshake,
climbed up Into my cab and started to
run back to the Junction.
I suppose I must have been rather glum
rn the way back. Nick did not say much
and I said less, barely answering a tew
necessary questions, for I was wondering
what U all meant.
It waa Just past midnight when we rolled
back Into the roundhouse yard. Herderson
was there, wailing for u. and he came
rushing out as soon as he heard us cross
ing the switches eutalde.
"Where U shs?" bs cried, jumping up
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Is the most loathsome of all venereal
(Ufohpos. and it Is one that inuy bo
hereditary or acquired. The first
symptrm Is an ulcer, then pales In
bonen and Joints, ulceration of the
mouth, throat and tongue, falling out
of the hair and eyebrows and a copper
colored rash coming out over the entire
body. I care not who has treated you
and fulled. I will cure you just as sure
as you will come to me for treatment.
1 use no mercury or Iodide, thereby
a-ssurlr.g you when cured that your
bones and tissues are not destroyed.
References Best banks and
leading business men of the city.
In, tbe cab. aIm08t Mo the engine had
I feignedvlgnorance, and passed him th?
note In reply. Nick was oiling the eccen
tric! and heard nothing. Ho would not
l have known any more about ft than I did.
Nick was one of the kind that knew wh9n
It was best to know nothing.
Some prodigious oaths escaped Nender-
on's lips a he read the lines from
! nivls hut as ihev were not directed at me.
j t nad noti,ng to say. I had done my work
according to his orders. Then he walked
eff without another word and left us there
Thlj waa not the last cf It, however.
The next morning I wae called Into Hen
derson's private office and put through a
series of questioning that would hive done J
credit to a criminal lawyer; tut wnen i
left his august presence Jacob Henderson
was no wiser regarding the matter than
when I came In.
He aleo had Nick up before him and
asked him a few questions, but the honest
fellow knew no more about It than I pre
tended to know, so, on the whole, Hendcr-
OP THE F.ED LIGHTS ON THE REAR
son got but very
little Information from
either of us.
A few . days later
street aud he came
with me cordially,
"Ned," he began,
I met Davis on the
up and shook bands
he looked at me
"perhaps you don't
know It, but you have won that girl's ever
lasting gratitude, if not to use
expression, for what you did
It was a clone rub, though. She told me all
about It before we got Into Hampton.
"II seems that the 'old man' Is only her
guardian, after all. Her parents died when
Lhe was a child end she has lived with him
ever since. He was determined that she
should marry old Bailey, who owoa the
biggest half of the road, but the objected,
end as she bad not lived quite long enough
to be her own mistress she was a few
weeks short she couldn't do any better
than to ruu away.
"The danger Is over now and she can
choose for herself. Better go up and sea
her, Ned. She's stopping with a frlecd.
Here's her adidress "
It may be quite needless for me to state
that I lock Charlie advice and found time
i-j nip" j. ii:t ".
h v, ,.
No Incurable Cases Accepted
and ail Its forms BY MY SYSTEM OF
TKKATMKXT In permanently cured.
Irrespective of how many treatments
you have tried and failed.
that sap the very life from you and
later lead to complete loss of all pow
ers, stopped forever in from s to 10
of an unnatural order stopped forever
in 3 to & days.
ural order stop
and kidney troubles, the symptoms of
which are pain In back and loins, fre
quent and scalding urination and
thousands of other symptoms that you
can appreciate better than I can tie
scribe. BY MY SYSTEM OF TREAT
MENT are permanently cured.
of men, I care not how ljng stndlrr,
cured In 10 to SO days without any
cutting operation or pain or loss of
is the partial or complete closure
the canal, and BY MY SYSTEM Or
TREATMENT all obstrjctlons are
permanently removed without cutting
Street, Between 13th and 14th Streets,
CONSULTATION FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL
to go and call upon Grace very soon after.
There was something In her brown eyes
when I left her that encounged me to call
again and often.
While Jacob Henderson was still turning
the adjacent country upside down In search
of her, I quietly married her.
Tbe "old man" was angry and profane
when at last he heard of It and the part I
had played, but he passed over Grace's
personal fortune without a protest.
That was my last run on an engine, al
though strange to say, neither Nick nor
Charles Davis were discharged for the part
they took In my little elopement. They
never beard anything further regarding the
matter, but I was Immediately notified that
"my services were nd1' longer required."
So now Grace has all the affection that I
once felt for my engine, and all tbat other
love besides, but it Is not half what sho
BIRDS AMI THEIR TAILS.
Orlala aad I'm of at Moat Important
Birds have not always had the graceful
fan-like bunch of feathers which Is the
typical form of tall of most living species,
says the New York Post. Their ancestors,
the llzard-ltke birds, . trailed long appen
dages composed of many little bones or
vertebrae, with a pair of perfectly de
veloped feathers growing from each sep
arate piece of the backbone.
If we look at the skeleton of sparrow
or dove, we will seo, at the tall end of the
spinal column, a curious wedge-shaped
bone, which is known as the ploughshare
bone. This is all that Is left of the lizard
tall, but the rest of the appendage. In the
course' of ita evolution through the ages,
has not dropped off, nor, like the tall of a
polywog.'has it been absorbed. It has been
telescoped or crowded' together, the bones
nearer the body bulging out slightly on
either side. So at the present day, tall
feathers grow, not like the webs on the
shaft of a feather, but fan-like from a
composite mass of bone.
Now that we have evolved our modern
bird's tall, let us see to what uses It may
be put. and a fine place to do this is In the
New York Zoological park. Of course. Its
use as an aid to night is the first thought
which comes to our mind, and rightly.
too. for the parts which It plays In this re-
i spert In varloua birds, are many. The tall
Is used ss a rudder, especlslly when It is
long and powerful, enabling birds such ss
tropic birds and magpies to make quick
turns In the air. Tails sometimes nerform
thm fimrtlnn nf brikpi. Whpn rrtat npll. t
e.n .ettl... raduflllv toward th. .rfc. nf
the water, the tail, widesnread and lowered.
Is of great Importance in regulating the
shock of alighting. The tall Is aided In
this function cf brake by the great expanse
of web between the toes, both feet being
cnnlcally stretched out In front.
Birds which have very short tails are un
able to turn quickly, and their flight Is ver"
direct, or even when there Is a long tall. If
it Is principally for an ornament, and not
well muscled. It is of little use In helping
Its owner to chsnge tbe direction of flight.
Among many other uses of tails we must
mention props. Woodpeckers and creepers
really sit on their tails, the feathers of '
which are stiffened, and with Just enough
resistance at the tips to admit of their
bending into and making use of every crev-
lco In the bark. Aa we watcb a brown i
creeper hop rapidly up a tree trunk, never 1
milling a foothold, no matter what smooth
places It may encounter, we say to our-
aclves, how Impossible this mode of pro-
gresslon would be. without the all-Import-
ant caudal appendage. But here, as every-
where. Nature confronts us with surprises.
Our natural Dhllosouhers tell us that the
Uw of gravitation Is universal, and yet In
j .lmogt rstrJ grove of trf,eg , wnter, we
will find what are apparent exceptions. As- morning we louna mat the oang
aoclated with the brown creepers, little ' " been busted to the tuue of 83,000. Who
blus and white birds will often he seen !"" ' tne J0D " 00 nantI hf,n ll,e ,lr'
nuthatches which run and hop merrily were put in and had noticed the cat. When
over the trunka and branches, upside down, .they made the break they had puimy lu a
wrong aide up. anyway, any place which I bag and before the police could get there
promises an Insect tidbit. And most won- j bad amashed light of glass aud stood
derful of all, it Is only by means of their ready to push her Into view as the officers
eight little claws that they do this, the I arrived. The latter took it for granted
rather short tall Is often bent fsr forward i that It was the cat, not having had any
over the bark and in every case never
touches the bark.
Even the innate characteristics of birds
are often portrayed In tbe manner of car
rying the tall, quiet, soft-mannered birds
carrying It low beneath the wing tips, while ,
active, nervous species carry it more or
less raised. The peacock's real tail con-
I Treat Men Only and Cure
Them to Stay Cured
examination, together with an honest
and scientific opinion of the case. If
after examining you I find your case Is
Incurable, I will honestly tell you so
and advise yoj as to the future csre of
your condition without any extra ex
pense. On the other hand. If I find your case
Is curable, I will give you a legal
guarantee assuring you of a perma
I will make you no f.ilse promises as
to curing your rase in short time,
knowing It will take longer, aa I
promise nothing but what I can do, and
always do as I promise.
I care t-ot of how long standing or of
what nature, as MY SYSTEM OK
TREATMENT dries them uy at once.
or any swelling, tenderness or Im
pediments reduced to their normal
aire without the nld of a knife.
pimples, erysipelas or any eruptive dls
eas of the skin BY MY SYSTEM K
TREATMENT are permanently re
moved, r.ever o return.
Is a condition caused by excesses of
early or late life. I care not how long
you have been so, cr bow old vnu are,
as MY SYSTEM OK TREATMENT Is
especially adnnted for the permanent
cure of nil such cases as yours. Thou
snnds have hern cured of this condi
tion, and a cure n waits you. Suffer
no longer. "
that have shrunken or have been un
developed, or tbat have wasted
through disease. BY MY SYSTEM OK
TREATMENT are permanently re
stored to their normal alse.
If vou cannot call. All correspondence
strictly confidential, and all replies
sent In plain envelopes. Inclose 2c
stamp to Insure reply.
Office Hours 8 a. m. to 8 p. m.
Sundays 10 a. m. to 1 p. m.
sists of small brown feathers which serve
aa a support to the magnificent Irwin feath
ers growing from the lower back.
The mot mots birds of Central and South
America, not satisfied with having long
decorative tall feathers, proceed to em
bellish further and when full grown, pull
off the barbs from a portion ofeach of these
feathers, leaving rounded disk at the tip
Even birds which have been reared from
the nest, carry out this habit through In
heritance. The males of cartaln weaver
birds the widow finches have very ele
gant tails much longer than their bodies.
And most gracefully do they carry them,
flying through thick foliage without In
juring their long trains In tho least.
In some birds, as In our meadow lark and
vesper sparrow, the central feathers of the
tall are protectively colored, and when tha
bird Is at rest help to conceal It from ob
servation. The minute these birds lake
wing, the pure white outer feathers flash
out conspicuously. It Is said that these
are like the "cotton tall" of the rabbit
a signal to Its young, or to other members
of the flock, to follow nd escapo, the older
nd more experienced birds being stronger
and therefore usually In the lead.
The tlnamous of South America has no
tall at all.
I'ISSY BROKE! THK UAK.
Office l"et Innocently Aided tliq
Darglara to Get the Cash.
It was the Buffalo detective's turn to tell
a story, relates the Rochester Post-Express.
He had listened to tbe experiences of the
Rochester deputy sheriffs us the men sat
around the big table In the sheriff's office.
"This little incident." he said, "happened
when I waa stationed Just outside of Buffalo
In . It's hustling town and when I
waa on the trail there the citizens believed
In having everything up to date. But there
waa one Innovation that, although Intro
duced, was afterward looked upon with con
tempt, and all on account of a black cat.
"The. Innovation waa the burglar alarm.
The local bank waa the first Institution ta
have one put In, and a large crowd gathered
bout tbe workmen to watch tbe proceed
ings. 'Guess no burglar can get awuy with
I that combination,' would remark one of the
. V. ....... Tt. mA n . .i tw l,1alr
! u'",,llur"- "
' Pu". stepped gingerly over the colls of wire
! n wlth disapproval the men as the
t 're was 1U lUB "
: lavorue jouug.ng ii,. u
' 'rked "h the bank the contractor
i ,new lnr' WBU,U '"
I P"vaie nouses, noren
'After the last touches had been given lo
t he antl-bank-breaklug device the foreman
the doors cloeed and an experiment
One of the workmen rpenud a win
dow. Tlng-a-ling! And tb police . c fflce .
1 was Immediately notified by the ringing I ell
that someone other than a depositor was
entering the bank. Tbe foreman was notified
by telephone that the police connections
were perfect and the Job was declared com
pleted. "I was in tbe chief's office that night aud
ataed late over tbe cigars. At 1 o'clock In
the morning, It was Sunday, tbe most In
fernal ringing you ever heard commenced.
'I'll be smoked if tbe bank hasn't caught
a burglar with Ita alarm on the very tirt
night,' yelled the chief. We all hustled oi't
and in no time were in front of the bank.
There was no back entrance, but two men
! were stationed there to watch the windows.
Get ready with your guns,' warned tha
cnlel- na laeu oul lnroun HUB
of '" that none had "otll "'"
' "Polie. '"'PPed tbe black cat. looking very
! u tne blaraea tat, uuciarea one or
lhe oncers In disgust.
"'Anyway, It shows how It will work if
ther re burglars,' commenied the chief,
ud the window was boarded up.
experience with burglar alarms. Of course,
ths connections were all broken by tbe time
ths cat made her debut, and after the po
lice bad boarded up tbe wlpdow the cracks
men coolly went to work and did tha Job.
But It queered the town on burglar alarms.
and now they dptad on night watchiotB al
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