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NORTH PLATTE, - NEBRASKA.
It was no less a distinguished judge
of men than the late General Grant
who said that Viceroy Li Hung
Gbang of China was the greatest
man he ever met.
The men who fail and go down in
oblivion belong to the class who
.iiever advertise, advertise occasion-
, ally or ' only as they think their
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The people in novels see such
strange things. .Here is the hero of
.'popular novel now in publication
who as his eye caught the glance of
the heroine "saw her face freeze
suddenly," and it was not winter
either. Possibly the phrase was em
ployed as an euphemism for cold
Probably the most hideous images
in existence are the Chinese gods of
war, who are invoked when a battle
Is imminent Then countless chick
ens and ducks and pigeons and fishes
and cakes and baskets of rice are
brought to the sacred temples as of
ferings to the gods and to be eaten
by the lucky priests.
Leka Mehtiien-tiial of Chicago may
have a foreign sounding name, but
Bh'e showed true Americanism when
ehe broke her engagement with her
young man because he would not cel
ebrate the Fourth of July. That was
the day of freedom for Miss Lena,
who is astonished and grieved at the
despairing young man's suicide.
Mosic typewriters have been in
vented, one of which works directly
and another is attachable to a piano
forte bo that improvisations can Tie
recorded. But the climax of inge
nuity in this line will not be reached
until we have a typewriter for Chi
nese, and it must be able to print
Chinese while you are punching the
keys for English.
The pacific speeches of Emperor
William and other European rulers
are of a character such as has been
heard before and should not be taken
without question. The German bud
get estimates an army expenditure
of over $150,000,000, which is a
large advance on the expenditure of
last year. Soft words are not al
ways to be taken seriously.
Is a recent magazine article Mr.
W. D. Howells reports Nathaniel
Hawthorne as saying in 186J: "I
wish this country was out of the
d d shadow of Europe." Had the
clear-visioned novelist foreseen how
that shadow would broaden and
darken during the next thirty-four
years, he might have expressed his
wish still more emphatically.
Ik these times when all Europe it
eensitive about even the suggestion
of war, it would be well to intimate
to London editors that the bounda
ries of friendly powers should notte
tampered with. Here is Vanity Fair,
London, moving Vermont down to
Central America, declaring "Ver
mont of Central America," to be the
iwelling place of Kudyard Kipling.
A vekv Daniel has come to judg
ment at Champcourt, France, where
a judge has decided that a man who
fires blank cartridges at birds to
scare them out of his crops is not re
quired to take'out a shooting license.
The learned judge said that if you
want to shoot birds you must take
o"ut a license, but you cannot kill
them with blank cartridges, and the
court was right.
The public sentiment in favor o,
a more rigorous restriction of
immigration is gaining strength
constantly in all parts of the coun
try. Keep out the idle, the vicious,
the r.estless, the turbulent, the dis
orderly. America has been too long
the wash pot of Europe. Restrict
immigration. That is the urgent
demand of truly patriotic Americans
in this day and generation.
In a recent bicycle race in Detroit
not fewer than twentysix men broke
the world's record for twenty-live
miles because they had a good wind
to help them. In trials of naval
vessels allowances are always made
for the influence of tides and cur
rents. Ought not the same prin
ciple to govern in bicycle races,
wh,ere the wind is always an impor
tant factor in increasing or retard
There is a law in England giving
bicycles the same rights on the
streets as carriages. It is called, by
way of distinction, "The Cyclers1
Magna Charta.'1 In France a bill is
pending in the chamber similar to
the English law of cyclers' rights.
In this country the cyclers took what
they wanted without any law the
rights of carriages in the streets and
of pedestrians on the sidewalks. A
little law is needed, not to protect
cyclers, but for the protection of
A whiter in the London Athenaeum
is now proving that Mrs. Browning
was born in 1806, instead of 1801).
A lively controversy appears to be
rising as to whether Robert Brown
ing knew that his wife was in her
fortieth instead of her thirty-seventh
year when they were married. This
might make a good subject for dis
cussion at the Browning society next
winter. Some doubtful and complex
line may be illuminated by this re
search. After all, what difference can
,it make, since they lived happily ever
after and both died in peace.
Ax Americas who brought a suit
for the recovery of certain moneys
in. a court In London, England, al
though he won his suit, was not sat
isfied wth the conduct of his solic
itor, and. accused him of not being
able to sreak anything better than
London English. Thereupon the
lawyer brought suit for libel, and
has just been awarded $50 damages.
It will now be in order for some Lon
doner to bring suit against the jury
for exposing to obloquy the Hinglish
which 'as halways been spoken in
London since the days of King Enery.
SATED BJ A GIftL
TTes, my hair is" white for a man of
my years,' said; he, ruining his shape
ly fingers through the snow-white locks.
"But then I have seen a great deal of
the vorld, you know. Sometimes I
think it would have beei better if I had
"But what caused your hair to turn
so white? It can not be age, for if I am
a judge, you are not over 40."
The major laughed.
"No. I was 40 on my last birthday,
and my hair has been its present shade
for the last ten years."'
"Come, major, I'm sure there is a
story here. Let's have it."
Again the major .smiled, but this time
a perceptible trenior shook his frame.
"I never like to think of that time,"
he said. "But be it as you will. Have
a fresh cigar; you will heed it to
strengthen your nerves, I'm very sure."
"When I was 80 years old I was em
ployed by Uncle Sam to scour the coun
try for moonshiners. My territory lay
mostly in the Southern states. It was
in 1S81 that I received an order from
the chief of the division to go into the
Tennessee region and locate several
stills that were running out kegs of illi
cit liquor near Little Tucksie. I was
of a light-hearted, dare-devil disposi
tion, and usually such an order would
have spurred me to my best; but on
this September morning, when, leaving
civilization behind, I struck the trail
leading up the side of the Little Tuck
sie, a strange feeling of foreboding
came over me. The birds twittered
above iny head, and the purling brook
rippled beneath my feet. All nature
was at her best, and yet a feeling of
indescribable dread oppressed, me.
"On I stumbled, deep in my gloomy
meditations, when suddenly I nearly
fell over a girl, clad in a single calico
garment, who was kneeling beside a
hawberry bush filling a pail with the
fruit. The surprise was mutual and
she started up like a frightened fawn.
Without disparagement of the sex I
can safely say that no plainer women
exist on the continent than the average
female moonshiner. As the girl turn
ed, however, she displayed a face in
pleasing contrast with the characteris
tic high cheek bones and 'ague' com
plexion of that section. Her oval fea
tures, brown as a berry, but regular in
outline, set off by a pair of ruby Hps
and jet black eyes, would compare fa
vorably with those of any fashionable
" 'Wha' be you un a-goln'?' she asked
with a startled air.
" Tm an artist,' I replied, 'come to
sketch some bits of scenery. I am
looking for Jerry Bowman.'
" 'Wha' you want wi' him?'
" T am going to board at his house.'
" 'Huh! Then you un wants Ole
"I was uncertain, but nodded. By
this time I had drawn' a pad from my
pocket and began making hurried
marks on it. The girl peered over my
shoulder and asked:
" 'How long be you a-goin' tor stay?'
" 'Just over night,' I replied.
"She gazed at the scrawl and said:
" 'Wall, I guess you un can come on.
"Up the tortuous path, twisting now
to the right and now to the left, we
went, till suddenly the girl pushed
aside the thick undergrowth and darted
along a trail leading directly into the
heart of the forest. T said not a word,
but did considerable thinking; as now
and then a protruding hawberry briar
tore Its way into my flesh, or a stiff
twig, bent forward by my guide, with
a 'zip' flew back, striking me across
the face. Suddenly I heard a low
howling shriek. The girl gave .a low,
peculiar whistle, and the next instant
four large curs were pawing at her
feet, and in a most uncomfortable
manner sniffing at my heels.
'This is pap,' the girl whispered.
'This is Ole Hoss, the man you un us
"Whence he came and how he got
there I was never able to explain to
myself; but there he was. armed to
the teeth, a large hunting knife in his
belt, a shotgun on his shoulder, and the
mountaineer's griu on his face.
" Wha' do you un want?' he demand
ed. " T am an artist,' I replied, 'and
Jim Bludsoe, whom I met in the vil
lage, thought I could get board with
you for a day or so.'
" 'Jim's friends are mine,' he said,
with a sidelong glance. 'Come on.'
"This was much easier than I had
expected. Jerry, or 'Ole Hoss' was
none other than the man I was after.
"As we emerged from the wood into
the clearing, a lank, slab-sided speci
man of humanity approached; he was
about to speak to Jerry when his eyes
fell upon me, and he suddenly turned
away. There was something familiar
in his features, but I could not place
" 'Ole Hoss' passed on and I follow
ed him into his cabin. It was a small
affair, with two rooms.
" 'One we uns lives in,' he explained,
'an' the wimmen sleeps in t'other.'
" 'Where do the men sleep? I in
quired. " 'Oh. we uns bunk down thar in ther
"The 'wimmen folks' retiredearly
that night, and I sought 'rest on a
blanket that had evidently seen several
summers and innumerable hard frosts.
I was verw tired, and though I intend
ed to rise when all was quiet and take
a view of the premises. I fell asleep.
"I was awakened by the pressure of
something cold against my forehead,
and opening my eyes, looked into the
muzzle of a revolver, while the voice
of my host said
"Ef yer moves a hand, off goes yer
" 'What does this mean?' I demand
ed, in my sternest tones.
" 'It means that we uns are onter you
un that's all.'
"Several other figures now stood over
my couch, and my genial host said:
" 'Wall, shall we uns finish him now,
" 'Le's take him outside,' one sug
gested. "After they had bound me hand and
foot I was carried info the open air.
A short consultation was held, and I
caught the yords. 'down ter the hut.'
" 'Nawr said one brawny fellow,, 'he
ain't bad es that. Besides, Pete may
" 'It ain't too much,' asserted my
host. 'It's jest what he dissarves, and
it'll prove an example to the others.'
"There was ,some more discussion:
then I was informed that on my arrival
Pete Saudford. a member of the gang,
whose still I had aided in destroying
some time previously, but who had es
caped from the officers, had recognized
me as a detective who had come under
the guise of friendship to laud them
all in prison, and that I was to be left
in the hut.
"This failed to strike terror to my
soul, however, as I supposed they
would merely leave me there over night
and I should then have a possible
chance of escape. Had I known the
true nature of my punishment T would
have begged my captors to mercifully
put a bullet through my brain.
"They carried me to the hut, and
one of the men carefully opened the
dtr and peered in. He toofc a. torch
anil thoroughly insj)ecfc?d every: noob
before entering. Finally, bound . hand
and' foot, I was laid on1 a pile of husks
im one corner. Then the men departed
without even closing the door. J. was
highly elated at this oversight, and lay,
endeavoring to muster strength to
break my bonds, when I heard a rest
ling, gliding sound in one comer of the
room. Could it be that some other
human creature was imprisoned with
me? No, it must be the wind outside.
Then from the long, dark opening,
used as a fire-place, came a similar
sound, another and another. What was
it? What could this mean.
"Suddenly I felt something glide
across my legs as they lay bound on
the foot of the bed, and the awf-il, hor
ror of the situation that my persecutors
had devised dawned on me. I was in
a den of snakes? If I moved I was a
dead man. Sick with terror, I became
"I awoke lying beside the road. The
moon was shining full in my face,
and bending over me was tho girl I
had met in the afternoon.
" "Twas a clus call for you.' she said.
T heerd pap'n the fellers a-talking' ez
heaow they left yer here, an' when I
got er chance I come to you.'
" 'How did you do it?' 1 gasped.
" 'Huh!' I'm used ter snakes, but
"The girl began to sob.
" 'What is it?' I asked, moved by her
" T I dasseut go hum. fur dad will
"That's how my hair got white,"
said the major, as he threw away the
stump of his cisrar.
"But the girl?" said I.
"Oh, she is in the next room with
the children; she is my wife." New
SHAPELY CALVES A $6 A PAIR.
Splndle-Slianked Eastern DtmIcn
Fill Their Stocking With I,muli'a
According to a reliable and well
known New York dealer in sporting
goods, a large percentage of the young
men who have taken to cycling pad
their legs, and also adopt equally radi
cal measures in broadening their
shoulders. Such a demand has sprung
up for padded legs in New York that
the pads find a ready sale at ?G a pair.
They are now part of the stock in
every first-class sporting goods store.
These pads are made of the finest
grade of cotton, and are stuffed with
lamb's wool to any thickness required.
The dealer said to an Evening Sun re
porter. "You would be surprised to see the
men who buy these things. They are
always young fellows from 20 to SO
years of age and are novices 'in cyc
ling. They want to make a good show-
ing as athletes before their best girls,
and, of course, we help them out. Can
you detect these pads when a cyclist
is out for a spin? No. I don't think so.
You see. they are made very carefully,
so that they will not slip. A band of
cotton slips around the sole of the foot
and the pad is drawn over the leg just
like a stocking after it has been filled
out to meet the requirements of the
wearer: A separate pad is frequently
made for the knee and directly above
it. AVhen it is on the stocking is
drawn over it, the garter fastened
above the knee and then 3-011 have a
thin-legged swell with calves that
woud rival those of a chorus girl. Ar
they very warm in this weather? 1
should think they would be, but that
never bothers the fellows who buy
them. They are too proud of their ac
quired possessions to allow the weath
er to worry them.
WINETANKS IN FRANCE.
All the Country Xeedn In Pipe Lines
to the Coaat.
The railway .tank is introduced in
Prance for the conveyance and distribu
tion of wine from the vineyards, after
the manner in which petroleum has in
this country boen conveyed from the
wolls to market, says the New York
Tribune. The vintagers would be lucky
if they could likewise adopt a system
of pipe lines as the oil producers have
done, and so diffuse their cheering prod
uct with The maximum of celerity and
at a minimum of cost. A network of
pipes spreading under the soil from the
Pyrenees to the British channel', run
ning full with the crimsos. tide of St":
Emilion. Haut Barsac, Hermitage and
Chambertin. with spurts and gurgita
tions of the commoner mixtures, ac
cording to the fluctuations of demand,
would be a subterranean development
of extraordinary interest, and would be
almost certain 'to be tapped by the
thirsty here and there; but it is not like
ly to come about, and the railway tank
represents what is probably the linal
reach of economy in distribution. The
Aine-grower gets little for his product,
the profits being consumed by the mid
dlemen, who take tribute from it at
every step, from the time it trickles
out of the press till it goes down the
throat of its consumer; and the indus
try, which is one of the most important
in France, is reaching out here and
there for remedies. Wine at the press
is now sold at 8 cents a quart. Last
year the production was so abundant
"that the ordinary storage receptacles
were unequal to it. and anybody who
would bring barrels might cany away
! the overplus free. Such an abounding
'harvest is rare, but "if comes now and
! then, and in such cases the railway
tanks will be a godsend, as they will
doubtless be useful in all times to the
normal movements and operations of
VELANCHTON'S RARE OLD
Use A Both a Watch and Clock y
the German Reformer.
Among the Melanchthon momento3
In Germany is shown a curiously
shaped timepiece, which the great re
former used as a watch and also as a
table clock in his study. The watch
was presented to him by an admirer
during the Diet at Augsburg. Nothing
more unique exists in this line. It is
ball-shaped and four and one-half inch
es in diauleter. The three little gold
feet attached to the lower half of the
case served as pedestals when it was
used as a "standuhr" on Melanchthon's
There was no glass to protect the
dial and the movement is entirely of
iron. It is plain and coarse four small
wheels, a spiral spring turning to the
left, and only one hand to indicate the
hours. The case itself is heavily gold
plated and tastefully engraved. Both
parts of the case can be opened; under
the upper cover the dial is revealed
a ad under the lower the movement can
HE HAS THREE VOICES
4VEER FACWLTY OS?" A CHICAGO
nn Sing- SlmaltarieonaTy la Three
Distinct Xotes in Imitation of as
Many Different People Only, Re
cently Discovered by a. Doc for, an
Expert in Snch Cases.
William Yancy, a pure-blooded negro
md ex-slave from the South, had lived
to past middle age and nlways had
considerable of a struggle for exist
ence, before he became aware of the
fact that he was something of a phys
ical monstrosity and an object of in
terest to the medical profession be
cause of that very fact. He glories
in the possession of three distinct
voices one pitched in the barytone
key and two minor ones, soprano and
alto. The barytone is his normal
Dr natural voice, while the consonant
production of the other two depends
Dn his will and on his manipulation of
bis vocal chords. When singing cer
tain songs particularly adopted to
those three voices of his, they produce
together a harmony of notes, similar,
In fact, to the chiming in of a rather
well modulated barytone voice and of
a soprano and an alto of less volume
and power. In other songs, or pas-
be plainly seen. Inside the case the
following inscription is found Phil:
Mela: Gott: allcin: die: Ehr: 1530.
(Philip Melanchthon, to God alone all
This is perhaps one of the first time
pieces intended to be carried on the
person. In the beginning of the six
teenth centuiy the first watches were
made. The inventor, Peter Henlein,
died Nov. 1G, 1542. The watches were
then nicknamed Nuernberger eier (Nu
ernberg eggs.) Specimens of these are
now so scarce and valuable that at an
auction of antiquities in Paris a watch
made by Peter Henlein brought 12,450
ALL EUROPE READY FOR WAR.
The Grent- Nations Prepared for n
Declaration of Hostilities.
After the dreadful Franco-German
war of k1870-lS71 the principle of pro
longed military service and of dimin
ished annual contingents was given up,
says McClure's Magazine. The mon
strous principle of universal service
was adopted instead. By this princi
ple the whole nation is under arms.
A country is no longer a country; a
people is no longer a people; a nation
is now nothing but an army, and a
country is only a barrack. Everybody
wears the uniform. Everybody is sur
le qui vive. If war breaks out to-day
all professions become deserted, all
functions abandoned; the life of a na
tion stops so that national activity
may be said .to begin again only with
the blood that is shed. Moreover, be
fore two hostile armies, that is, two na
tions which are enemies, join in com
bat, each of the two armies, that is,
each of the two infinite hordes which
traverse their several countries to meet
eventually on the field of battle, will
leave behind it a country in famine,
its factories silent and its trade para
lyzed. Again, enormous stocks of food
supplies must be accumulated on the
frontiers where the two armies are
likely to meet; but before reaching
jtese infrThajtf tible . magazines the
SJrBMtfBjrtHMV'fed while crossing
tlaMiskliailew, and that requires
mimeifP aV:tat, evea before the first
gas Is ir';Kh ry 111 have ex
peaded enwswig sums and left in its
traia towns' and villages stripped of
me, asd 'beasts, the cities in famine,
the .country without a single tiller of
come permanent, and tQ trhicav
doubt, the frequent lioareenesfTof th
subject is duev His. prolessipnal.bpin
ion may be summMmth'esffew
words: Abnormal conditions, bat not
phenomenal ones'; both fancy's triple
voice and his venfrlleqnism owing to
the abnormal vibrations of the vocal
chord. Before undergoing this exam
ination by Dr. Ira D. Isham Mr. Yan
cy gave an entertaining exhibition of
his gifts. He sang "Hold the Fort,"
"Roll Jordan Roll," "Way Down Upon
the Suwanee River," "When the Rocks
In the Mountnins." the tonal scale and
some other selections and in them all
the peculiar conditions of his voice, as
mentioned above were apparent. Some
times the flowing together of the t'ce
voices produced a perfect harmoiiy,
but more often it did not. A little ven
triloquistic scene, of Yancy's own in
vention and very comical, demonstrat
ed the man's perfect control over the
changeful timbre of his voice. He en
gaged in an apparent quarrel with some
body outside the door who wished to
come in and whom he would not ad
mit. Without any apparent effort on
Yancy's part' his voit-e changed off
and on, from its natural tones to those
of a man and then of a small darkey
child outside trying to break in tho
"STOP HIM! HE'S DEAD!
It is proposed that a monument to
the memory of John Brown be erected
at Harper's Ferry. Chicago will prob
ably object, and insist that any monu
ment In honjr of the eropicipator be
placed In the old engine house where he
made his last desperate stand, and
which is now located on Michigan ave
Me la the Windy City.
Tall Girls and Short.
Opinion has always been very much
divided upon the subject of women's
height. The novelist and designers of
fashion plates incline to the view that
the female form divine should be
somewhat of the altitude of a life
guardsman. Tall women have unques
tionably been in the ascendant in more
senses than one of late. It has been
expected of us to be verj- much nearer
six feet than five, and we have very
successfully contrived to fulfill this ex
pectation. Notwithstanding, there is a
great deal to be said on the other side.
There are those who will declare that
there is more fascination, more charm,
more vivacity about a little woman.
She is, they will say, more energetic,
and beside her the average young man
does not feel the drawbacks of early
and incessant cigarette smoking and
the degeneracy of his sex; she can
coax and pout and flounce into pretty
little passions with greater grace than
a "daughter of the gods," she needs a
protecting arm in a crowd, and she
does not take up so much room in a
railway carriage, or dwarf her part
ners in the ball room.
There was never yet a little woman
who could not command attention and
flirt five times as furiously as a tali
one, and no amount of height ever pro
duced more dignity than a small wom
an can assume on occasion. It is, of
cpurse, by comparison that everything
is thus and thus, and so it is only
when judged by the standard of some
exceptionally tall sister that a short
woman will permit herself to tie so
described. She will always indignant
ly disclaim a brevity of inches under
any circumstances, though no woman
ever yet objected to the epithet, "lit
tle woman" used as a term of affection.
' Microbe Photograph.
Prof. Marshall Ward has made a cu
rious discovery in photography. He
has found that direct sun and electric
arc light, and more especially the blue
rays, kill microbes. Hence, if he cov
ers a plate of glass with gelatine over
a colony of microbes and exposes it to
the sun, the gelatine remains clear in
tho light-, but grows black in the shade
by reason of the development of the
organisms. By this means he has suc
ceeded in taking photographs of per
sons and landscapes. It is stated that
no sensitive film or developer is re
quired, and that the picture simply
forms on the plate during exposure.
Gxhaast Steam Soaad-Hedaccr.
A sound reducer is being introduced
in. Germany, which, it is claimed, en
tirely overcomes the noise occasioned
by exhaust steam. The apparatus is
applicable to all kinds of exhaust en
gines, steam, gas and petroleum en
gines, while it at the same time serves
the purpose" of - an oil, and water
separator. A large reducer, 14 feet
high, has: recently been constructed!
for use in connection with a 400 horse
power "winding engine at a Westpha
lian colliery. - ;
Prof. William Yancy.
sages of them, the three voices which
simultaneously emanate from his
throat, sound discordant. He has by
dint of many years unass'sted train
ing, reached that degree of skill in
"handling" his assortment of voices
that he can sing the solo part of his
song in his normal, clear barytone,
reserving the wierd effect of the three
voices in conjunction to the chorus or
refrain. Besides this abnormal profi
ciency in emitting a job lot of notes,
Mr. Yancy is likewise the proud owner
of ventnloquistic power., and the lat
ter he knows how to use to even bet
ter effect than his vocal talents.
Is Janitor of a. Chnrch.
William Yancj is now the janitor of
Quinn chapel, that large and hand
some church at the corner of Wabash
avenue and Twenty-fourth street, of
which Rev. James Townswell is the
pastor, and to whose congregation be
longs thousands of the better class
of colored people in Chicago, says the
Herald. He is eminently respectable
and, though his hair is turning gray,
he carries his 56 years with ease and
a certain amount of buoyancy. Yet
William's life has not been so full of
6unshine as it might have been. He
was born of slave parents down South
and at the age of 5 he was sent to the
big slave market of- those days, to
Richmond, where, after spending a
few days in Lumpton's jail for safe-
keeping,- he was knocked down &t sec
tion te Samuel Bowmaa, the price
being $300, and was carried off to
the Shenandcah valley, in Rockingham
county, where his new master had a
large plantation. He never spent a
day at school, and the little he now
knows of reading and writing he
taught' himself, as he did his singing
and ventriloquism, in after life and
without a bit of assistance. He was
"raised" in Virginia, the old state and
the West Virginia, and whan a youth
he was sold to another master, Peter
Rolla, now at Harrisbnrg, W. Va. Aft
er the war he drifted to Chicago, in
1SG7. and has since made this city
his home, living for eight years of the
time at 718 Third avenue, and travel
ing for a long while iu the capacity of
assistant to an advertising agont for
a big New York buckwheat firm, all
over the country. For a time, too,
he sold a cough S3rup of his own
making, and in this semi-professional
capacity he was honored with the title
of "professor." All through, though,
in slavery and since, he has been an
honest man, of good repute, has re
mained a gay and festive bachelor and
has always enjoyed good health. His
powers of observation are keen and
his conversational ability considerable,
the enjoyment of it heightened for the
hearer, perhaps, by Mr. Yancy's un
diluted negro dialect and his predilec-
as to now ue came xo discover m
peculiar gifts, above described, that
was as follows: Being then a boy of
about 12, and working one day in tho
cornfield on the plantation of Mr. Bow
man, he suddenly discovered, while
singing some darkey tunes, that he
could 'strike two voices, when he sang j
very high." He tried it again and again
and then ran to his mistress Miss Mary
Bowman, who had always been very
kind to him, and told her of his dis- 1
covery. "But how can you do it Wil
liam?" she said in amazement. Where
upon he started off with that fine old
When the rocks in the mountains will
all flcee away,
I shall find a new hiding place there.
Ha sang it, pitched in a high key of
his youthful voice, and, sure enough,
the vibrations in the roof of his mouth
suddenly sounded double, then treble,
and Miss "Mary stood and wondered
and said: "Oh, how strange it is?"
But that was all. No further ado was
made of the queer facts in this case.
His white-skinned employers then and
since may have looked upon these phy- 1
sical abnormities as a new phase in '
negro nature. And William went on j
through the even tenor of Ins ways,
hoeing corn and feeding cattle and at
tending to other chores, reserving his
peculiar gifts for his own private
amusement in the evening, and not
thinking much about it.
He Enconnters a Professor.
Thus it was until recently when Dr.
Ira D. Isham, whose specialty is the
voice and chest, and who is a profes
sor of physiological diagnosis in ,the
College of Physicians and .Surgeons,
noticed the elderly negro on one occa
sion and was treated to an exhibition
of his special talents, both in singing
and in ventriloquism.
Dr. Isham, in the presence of the
writer, made an examination of Wil
liam Yancy and found the epiglottis
in a normal state, the roof of the mouth
exceptionally short, but the space im
mediately back of it abnormally long
and extensive, so that there is more
space for the resonance of tho vocal
chords than is usually the case. He
also found the vocal chords themsel
ves slightly congested and inflamed
an abnormal condition which has be-
Mrs. Willing: Frantic Cries as She
Chased Her llabanil Up Street.
A man rushed out of the Hotel Ellejt,
on Ellet street, Dorchester, at about
8 o'clock last nlghr, says the Boston
Traveller, and started up Ellet street
on a dead run. He was hailess and
coatlcss. He hadn't goie ten yards
when a woman dashed out of the
same door and. screaming at the top
of her voice, started olf in pursuit of
"Oh, stop him! Stop him-" cried the
. oman. "He's dead. He's just taken
poison. Catch him and call a doctor!"'
By this time the man had sprinted
around the corner, having easily dis
tanced the woman, and the crowd who
had gathered at hearing the unearthly
shrieks thought fie was exceedingly
lively for a dead man. Some of them
started off in pursuit of the man, as
the woman sat down on the curbstone
in a state of collapse. She told the
crowd that her name was Willing
and that she had only been married to
her husband three weeks. She could
not see how she could do such a thing.
It was her husband, Willie Willing,
who had hustled around the corner a
moment before. While Mrs. Willing
was talking to the crowd, assuring
them that her husband must certainly
be dead, as he had swallowed a whole
bottle of laudanum, a policeman of
Station No. 2 was struggling with Wil
lie around the corner. He had seen
the man running with the other in
pursuit and had taken a hand. He
quickly headed him for the patrol box
as soon as the others said that the man
had taken poison.
The patrol wagon responded quickly,
and Willing was hurried off to the station-house,
where a physician was in
waiting with a stomach pump. He
went to work on the man. who was
struggling and evidently trying hard to
speak. Time was precious, however,
and the doctor pumped Willie's stom
ach quite dry. Then Willie got a
breathing spell and started to talk.
He said that he had not taken poison.
He had had frequent quarrels with his
new wife, he said, and threatened to
kill himself. Yesterday he got a bot
tle of laudanum and showed it to his
wife, to scare her. But he poured the
laudanum out and filled up the bottle
with Peruvian bark. He retained the
old label. When the customary quarrel
hegaiJas tonight ,hedrewutbo-J).ottle
and driak the contests. Then he rim
est. Mrs. , Willi came breetUeasly
Into th sitatloB house while tfce pawn
ing was goiag on. When she saw how
she and the'rest were fooled she made
nip with .Willie and she went home.
NEW KIND-'OF UNICYCLE.
frhea tha liver SeaateMd. Da
For eur neglect of Itby Infllctlag upoa
glck headache, by dyelnsr' thB kin vsllaw.
t, coating- the tongue with fur, DroducIncTeV
D, r - AUU adUflB I. -
breath, we are little lesj taaa lunatics if w
disregard the chastisem-nt. IfwecallHes
tetter's Stomach BItteis to our aid, traar
qulllty and health follow speedily, and with'
the departure of tha synptoms mentioned,
departs also irregular t 0 tho bowels,
which invariably atte d disorder of the
liver. In malarial com aints the liver is
always Involved, and it a fortunate cir
cumstance that this fine inti-bllious medi
cine is also the anest t 3clfie in existence
for every t rm of inalai I disease. Nor is
it less efficacious for dj pepsia. failure of
appetite and strength, te vousnes- and :l
rheumatic tendency. 1 -enews the ability
to sle p, and jrreatly omotes convales
cence after wiistinj; dise es.
A Stcamfthlp on I ke Titicaca.
A triumph in engin 'ring is reported
from the mountains ' Peru, where a
twin screw steamer o ;iQ tons, 170 feet
long and 30 feet wide as been success
fully launched in Lane Titicaca, the
highest navigable wa: rs in the world,
more than 13.00:j fee above ' the sea
This steamer, which 1 longs to the Pe
ruvian government an-I is to be used for
freight and passenger traffic, was built
on the Clyde, then tak;n apart in more
than J, 000 pieces and shipped to Mol
lendo by sea. It was then carried to
Puna by railway and transported over
the mountains on the backs of llamas
and mules and put together by a Mr
John Wilson, a Scotch engineer, with
great skill and success. Shiccgo
Kecord. " v
Snre Fit. - 5 .
"What have 3011 named your nen
"William.' I wanted to get a name
that would be sure to fit."
..r .3 ... i
--a uoii t quite caicii on.
"Why, don't you see? If he grows
up to be a real nice, good kind of a
3'oung man he will be called Willie,
and if he should happen to turn out
pretty tough he can be called Bill."
A Superb Display.
Talk about energy! Has. any ont
more than the wqnian- Vjhq yorks the
beefsteak pounde'r that' w'akes'ou tip
in the mornin"'? Atchison Globe.
A Machine Wlilcii tlie Inventor
Thinks Will ltun by Its Own Mo
mentum. A novelty in the cycling line which
has been 'attracting considerable at
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geniously contrived to run along by
its momentum after it has been fairly
sot sioinir bv th usual iiedalin? meth
od, savs the Sun. A forward inclina
tion of the rider's body keeps the
wheel revolving, and it is said it can
be easily stopped by leaning backward.
The same simple law of gravitation
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curve toward which the rider leaus on
either side. The nn chine has no stear
ing gear and is said to require none
beyond the tendency given to its direc
tion by the poise of the rider's body.
The motion is generated as in .a safety
bicycle until the small inner wheels
set the outer or traveling wheel spin
ning. It does the rest and covers so
much ground at each revolution as
would enable an average rider to com
pass a mile well under two minutes.
The inventor thinks a record of half
that time within the possibilities with
an expert in the saddle and is at pres-
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