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MOTOR FDBLISHIK& COMPANY-
Not far away, in a quiet spot.
TVhere oft I co when my head is hot
And my feet are tired, is a waterfall
'That dashes over s garden walL
And this is the song it sins to me:
"True, true to eternity."
Sometimes I go in the winter snow.
When the icicles han like coral row.
Chiseled and planned by a ma-ter hand.
Greater than any magician's waad:
And then, as ever, it sings to me:
"Pure, pure to eternity."
Sometimes when meadows are fair to see
And the bride of the zephyr, anemone,
Is nestling under the leaves of spring.
With the violets blue as a bluebird's wing,
'Tis then the waters sing swet to me;
"Hope, hope to eternity."
And oft in summer at sunet hour.
When the soul communes with a higher power,
And the foaming waters are gold and red.
Taking the hue of the heavens o'erhead.
Then softer than ever it sings to mc:
"Peace, peace to eternity."
I should like when I go to the world above.
Where the birds will sing, and the trees I love
Will shade me ever, to hear the song
Of the waterfall, as it elides along.
Unchanging ever, the same to mc:
"True, true to eternity."
Sarah K. Jlolion, in Clnrland Leader.
Eiographical Sketch of Thi3 Re
This hero of the wilderness was horn
n. Quaker. His grandfather, George
Boone, with his nine sons and two
daughters, emigrated from England in
1717, and settled upon a farm in Buck's
Count-, Pennsylvania, upon the banks
of the Delaware, near where the city
of Bristol now stands. The family
joined the ruling religious denomina
tion of the region, and thus became
One of the sons, named Squire Boone,
married a fair Quakeress of the wilder
ness, and in the records of the vicinity
m:ry still be read tho names of their
children, and the dates ot their birth.
From one of these entries wc learn that
Daniel Boone was born on tho 22d
of "eighth month" (August), 1734.
That was about the time when Ben
jamin Franklin was beginning to thrive
in business at Philadelphia, as printer
and editor, Philadelphia being then lit
tle more than a pleasant, shady village
of five or six thousand inhabitants.
Indians were continually seen in its
street, and bears, wolves, wild turkeys
and deer were shot within ten miles of
the State House. Where Daniel Boone
grew up, twenty miles above Philadel
phia, the country was still almost a
wilderness, in which were to be found
panthers, wolves and bears, as well as
abundance of smaller game. He was
wholly a child of the woods. Ho lived
and died a pioneer.
By a fortunate chance an Irish
school-master came into the neighbor
hood during hisboj-hood, and his father
engaged him to teach his own and his
neighbor's children to read and write.
Daniel must have improved this oppor-tunit-,
for the letters which we have
from his pen are very well written and
composed. But it was in the lore of
the woods that he became most deeply
versed. He was an excellent shot. He
learned to track the panther to his hiding-place.
He became an adept in all
the arts by which life is maintained in
the wilderness against savage men,
savage beasts and wild nature.
It is a strange thing, and fortunate
for the developuvnt of the country,
that a pioneer becomes discontented
when the iirt difficulties of the situa
' tion are overcome, and neighbors
begin to gather about him. lie then
has an unappeasable desire to break
up his home, move westward, and go
again through the hardships of creating
When Daniel was fourteen years of
ajre tho mania to remove seized his
father, and thoy went seven hundred
miles to the southwest, and settled
upon the Yadkin river, in the north
western part of North Carolina. The
party consisted of father, mother and
nine children, most of whom must have
been transported on horseback, and all
of them maintained on the way by the
rifles of tho father and his elder son.
There was a considerable movement of
emigrants in that direction at the time,
the lands in that region being ex
tremely fertile and attractive, as they
remain to this day.
It was hero, in the wild woods of
Western Carolina' that Daniel Boone
grew to manhood, and, at the age of
twenty-one, built his own log hut.
established his own farm, and married
the daughter of his father's nearest
neighbor. This happy event occurred
just as he had begun his twentj'-lirst
But now again neighbors began to
be unpleasantly numerous, and they
were of a kind by no means congenial
with this family of Pennsylvania
Quakers. Most of them were Scotch
Irish, and among them were the rela
tives and ancestors of Andrew Jackson
and John C. Calhoun. They brought
with them a strong Scotch accent, and
various habits and notions offensive to
the Booncs, besides introducing a more
expensive j-tyle of living than" that to
which the pioneers were accustomed.
From the door of his log hut Daniel
Boone could see tho peaks of the
Alleghany mountains, six thousand
feet al-ovc the plain, a barrier which 1
had fyet been seldom crossed by
white men. Of the regions beyond",
the Indians .brought glowing accounts;
and, at length, John Finley and two
or thrco companies crossed the moun
tains and brought back such a descrip
tion of the laud beyond (Tennessee
and Kentucky) that Daniel Booue de
termined to sec it with his own eyes,
and , select a home for himself in that
garden o'f the world. With five com
panions he set out and spent several
months in leisurely traversing the
country, in the course" of which they
had all the usual adventures, includ
ing a week's captivity among the
In due time ho led forth -a little band
of emigrants, consisting of four fami
lies, ,twenty-six men, four women, and
iourtJr'fivo children, who settled at a
place on thp Clinch river, which they
named Booncsborough. Here he lived
for several years, defending himself
and his family with admirable vigilance,
courage and tact against the wiles of the
Indians. During the revolutionary
War all the Indians on the continent
were in agitation, and for the first
three years of the contest, British in
fluence being paramount, the Western
settlements were never safe from at
tack. Only a few days after the Dec
laration of Independence a daughter
of Daniel Boone and two of her play
mates were paddling in a canoe oppo
site Boonesborough, when five Indians
sprang from an ambush and carried
them away with them into the wilder
ness. Boone being absent at the time,
it was not until daybreak the next
morning that he and three friends
could start in pursuit. But by ten
o'clock they came upon the party of
Indians while they yens halting for
breakfast. The' gave one fire, rushed
upon them, put them to flight, and re
covered the terrified and sobbing girls.
During that bloody time two of his
sons and a brother fell under the rifles of
the savage foe, and he himself spent con
siderable time a h prisoner among one
of the tribes, escaping just in time to
conduct the defence of Booonesborough
against a most formidable attack. For
about ten years thejsettlers of Kentucky
waged almost incessant war against
the Indians, and wherever the danger
was greatest, there Daniel Boone was
sure to be, conducting the defense or
heading the attack.
He stood six feet two; his chest was
broad, his limbs muscular, and his
whole form powerfully and symmetri
cally developed. His temperament was
tranquil and cool, incapable of worry,
anxiety, or fear; a man of few words
and quiet demeanor, who never could
be disconcerted or pertubed. He could
stick a nail into a board, and at a dis
tance of forty paces drive it home with
a bullet. He could bring a squirrel
down from a lofty tree, without hitting
it, by tho mere shock of tho bullet pass
ing close to its head.
In a dark night he could snuff a can
dle at a distance of forty paces, three
times out of seven a peculiarly diffi
cult feat. He was equally expert in
all the ways of capturing game, track
ing Indians and guarding against sur
prise. At tho same time he had a con
stitution that could endure incredible
fatigue and privation. On one occa
sion he walked a hundred and sixty
miles in four days and nights, upon
only one meal.
Tho last years of this heroic man
were at times clouded with misfortune.
When he and his brave companions
had rendered Kentucky a safe and in
viting dwelling place, ho was as
tounded one day by the sheriff coming
to his cabin and telling him that he
had no legal right to tho lands upon
which he had lived so long. And so, in
deed, it proved. He could not under
stand how any man could have a right
to his farm superior to his own.
"My footsteps," he wrote upon this subject,
"have oft enbeen marked with blood. Two darl
ing sons and a brother have I lost by savage
hands, which have also taken from me forty val
uable horses and abundance of cattle. Many
dark and sleepless nights have I been a compan
ion for owls, separated from the cheerful society
of men, scorched by the summer's sun and
pinched by the winter's cold, an instrument or
dained to settle the wilderness."
All true. And yet the case went
against him in the courts, and he lost
his farm. After this he went to
Virginia, and lived some years a hun
ter's life in the woods. But, by and
b the spirit of the pioneer revived
within him, and, at the age ot sixty
one he traversed the whole breadth
of Kentucky, and joined his son who
had opened a farm near tho junction of
the Mississippi and Missouri rivers,
not far from the village of St. Louis.
He was now a subject of the King of
Spain, and the Spanish Governor made
him commander of his district and
gave him eight thousand acres of land.
But ill-luck pursued him, A few
years after, when all this country was
ceded to the United States, he lost his
land through not having conplied with
some formalities; and, of course, he lost
his oflico as well. Congress, however,
some 3'ears later, when ho was seventy
nine years of age, made him a grant of
eight hundred and fifty acres of land
in Missouri, upon which ho lived in
peace and plenty, surrounded by affec
Audubon, who visited him in Mis
souri, speaks of him as a magnificent
specimen of manhood; and another son
of the wilderness who visited his cabin
when Boone wa past eighty, testifies to
his venerable and winning appearance,
neatly dressed in garments woven and
made in his own cabin.
"His countenance," says this friend, "was
pleasant, calm and fair; his forehead high and
bold ; and the soft silver of his hair was in unison
with his length of days. He spoke feelingly and
with solemnity of being a creature of Providonce,
ordained as a pioneer in the wilderness to ad
vance the civilization and the extension of his
To the end of his days he repaired
rifles, carved powder horns, made moc
casins and snow shoes, and liked no
feast so well as a slice of venison
toasted at the end of a ramrod. He
even made his own coffin, and kept it
tinder his bed for several years. He
died in 1820, aged eighty-six. His
remains now repose at Frankfort, in
Kentucky, where a monument marks
his last resting-place. James Parlon,
in X. Y. Ledger.
A Moving Dialogue.
Tenant This house to rent?
Landlord Yes'm. Don't it say so in
Tenant Humph! Any sewer gas?
Landlord I don't understand you,
Tenant Is the plumbing good?
Landlord You can see for yourself,
maam (insinuatingly). You look as
if you could appreciate a good job of
plumbing when you see it.
Tenant Thank you. Did anybody
ever die in any of the rooms?-
Landlord 1 don't understand you,
ma'am. Mrs. DeSmith Jones has just
Tenant Oh! did she live here?
Landlord Yes, ma'am; those marks
on the walls are 'where she hung her
Tenant 1'il take the house. Detroit
Paper is now used in the construc
tion of chimneys. It is made into blocks
which are joined with cement.
WHIMS OF STUDENTS.
Princeton Boya Making Pets of Reptiles
of livery Description.
The whims of collegians are like
whims of women, about which so much
is written these days. That is, there
are lots of them and they are decidedly
unique. Princeton has as many as
Yale, Harvard and Columbia have. A
few years ago it was fashionable for
ever- prosperous student to have an
old-fashioned clock or a spinning wheel
in his room. These relics of forages
among the orchards and farmyards
were the craze. Xow it is the fad in all
the big colleges to have some sort of a
pet- Dogs are favorites, of course, and
so are horses. The horses can be readily
kept in livery stables. Dogs arc not
allowed on the campus and so they
have to be kept concealed in the rooms
or farmed out somewhere in town.
Parrots, canary birds and goldfish are
also the caper among the younger class
men. But it was a young collegian
from Pittsburgh that started the oddest
craze several years ago. Perhaps it
isn't fair to call it a craze, for it was
never generally adopted. Since the
Pittsburgh student left others have
imitated his example, but never very
successfully. He always had his room
full of snakes. He always carried one
or more of the reptiles on his person.
He had the utmost control over them
and was never so happy as when he
had three or four in his pockets and
over a dozen scattered about his apart
ments. The greatest thing the Pittsburgh
student did was. to have snake fights
on the campus, early in the summer,
as the boys were returning after sup
per. He would select two large black
snakes, say five feet long, and then so
annoy them that they would rush upon
each other. The cry of "snake fight"
through tho campus would draw a hun
dred fellows in less than five minutes.
A ring would be formed, bets would be
made and the excitement was as intense
for the time being as though Sullivan
and Mitchell were at work. The rep
tiles usually fought until one or both
were mortally injured. O'Ncil could
charm the snakes. He often made them
obey the direction of his eye or voice.
As a number of the reptiles were very
poisonous, he extracted the sting from
most of them, but he always kept sev
eral that were dangerous. These were
his especial pets and were kept about
his person. Yet he was never known
to be stung. Of course the Pitlsburghcr
was a rare sort of student. Every class
doesn't have its snake charmer. But
it is understood that a mild form of the
snake craze is again prevalent. Long
black snakes, with their fangs removed,
are favorites. O'Neil's old fad of feed
ing his snakes with frogs inside the
glass-inclosed fireplace is reported to
be in vogue in several apartments. The
man with the fad enjoys the excite
ment and has as much fun as the
average collegian extracts from his
horse or his dog. But to the average
student the idea ot keeping snakes
causes creeping sensations every time
it is suggested. Fads are fads, how
ever, and the college is entitled to its
own peculiar craze. Princeton (2T. J.)
A Few Stories of Courageous Acts Done
in tho Franco. I'rusalnn War.
Every great war is followed by a
harvest of anecdotes of bravery, which
find tho light only by degrees. The
anecdotal history of our great civil war
has yet scarcely been completed. In
France there lias lately appeared a
book entitled: "Frenchmen and Ger
mans," which contains many stories of
brave acts done in the war of 1870, some
of which are well worth recording.
At the battle of Forbach, on August
6, 1S70, when the French under Fros
sard were badly beaten by the Ger
mans under Prince Frederick Charles,
three pieces of artillery had been aban
doned by the French. Two officers and
some soldiers, thinking they saw a
chance to recover them, made a desper
ate charge upon them in the face of a
perfect rain of fire from the machine
guns of the Germans.
They succeeded in getting possession
of the guns, but found under one of
them, writhing with wounds, tho com
mander of tho battery. Lieutenant Chn
bonf. The little troop left their work
of rescuing the guns to help and bear
away the wounded officer.
"Xo!" Chabord exclaimed. "Save
my poor guns first, and then you may
think about me, if you have time."
This brave speech was quite equalled
by that of an artilleryman who also
lay bleeding and dying near tho com
mandant of the battery. Seeing the
inexperienced men hitching the horses
to the cannon and preparing to drive
away with them, he raised himself
partly up and bawled out:
"To the right! Turn to the right!"
Don't vou see you'll get all tangled
Then he sank down and died. His
last thought had been for his gun.
During the retreat of the defeated
French from Sarreguemines, an Alsa
tian in the French service, Kroetur by
name, was cut off from his company,
which, however, remained but a short
distance away. He stood btill, firing
steadily at the enemy.
Presently a ball struck him in the
shoulder; but in spite of the pain, he
continued firing. By-and-by a ball
struck his cap, knocked that off, and
took a little piece of the scalp with it.
Kroetur tied his handkerchief around
his head, covering the wound and went
Presently he was struck a third time,
and this time the ball carried away two
of his fingers, and the shock was so
severe that he fell to the ground. But
in a moment he sprang up, struck the
ground with the butt of his gun, and
called out rather angrily:
"Ha. you villains! So you shoot at
the same one every time, eh!"
An order from his superior officer
had to be sent to Kroetur to come in.
before, thrico wounded as he was, he
would consent to abandon his perilous
post. A Y. Witness.
Tailor (taking his measure) "Will
you want one or two hip-pockets, sir?"
Customer "Two, of course." Tailor
"All right, sir; and, how are things
moving in prohibition matters, dea
con ?" Texas Siflings.
What ''Triumphant Democracy" Eat Ac
complished in Three Years.
The other evening that Bourbonic
reminiscence of the days of General
Jackson called the Iroquois Club, of
Chicago, gave its annual feed and
drunk, and, of course, wound up the
orgy by speech-making while the
champagne was freely passing around.
This annual gathering of the men who
furnish brains for the Democratic party
of Illinois, and pretend to possess what
little character remains to that politi
cal organization, would be in no sense
remarkable were it not that a man of
eloquence and some pretense to culture
was called out to respond to the senti
ment of the "Triumphant Democracy."
This man was Genoral Black, a gentle
virii vrho achieved a good reputation
as a volunteer officer during the war
of the rebellion, and has since been
recognized as a man of reasonably
good instincts, until he allowed him
self to be placed in such intimate per
sonal and political relations with
Grover Cleveland that bis-good quali
ties have become tainted by the asso
ciation. In addressing himself to the subject
of "Triumphant Democracy" he took
occasion to belie his political oppo
nents and publicly slander the institu
tions of his country, but he forgot to
enumerate what particular things the
Democracy was triumphant in. Let
the Tribune assist him by supplying,
briefl', some of his omissions:
1. It is triumphant in restoring the control of
the destinies of the Republic to the men who
for four years struggled to destroy the Union.
2. It is triumphant in nullifying the National
constitution by depriving the representatives
of a race from participating in the rights of
free men through an unfettered ballot.
3. It has been especially triumphant in dis
franchising six hundred thousand American
citizens in Dakota because they have the
sturdy manhood and righteous common sense
to vote the Republican ticket.
4. It has been triumphant in defending the
ballot-box stuffers and tally-sheet forgers of
Indiana and Ohio, ihoujja it has not been suc
cessful in preventing some of them from land
ing in the penitentiary.
5. It has been triumphant in negotiating a
treaty with Great lintain which will, if in
dorsed by the Senate, bankrupt the sturdy
American fishermen of the Atlantic coast.
0. It has triumphantly drawn from a tax-ridden
people 115 .0D0,0J0 of currency, and thus
congested the vaults of the National Treasury,
while the arteries of commerce throb feebly,
threatening paralysis to the industries ot the
7. It has reduced the efficient mail service of
four years ago to the condition of the merest
partisan machine, and made Civil-Ssrvice re
form a phrase to be laughed at.
8. It has, iu tho department presided over by
General Black himself, interposed delays in
tho payment of tensions, and formulated new
and unheard of rules for their adjustment, until
tho comrades of UiN recreant soldier of the
Union, their widows and orphans, have beoame
the charity-pensioners of the town and county
and a burden upon the common pauper-funds
of almost every community in the land.
It is not for the want of material,
but lack of space only which precludes
the indefinite extension of this indict
ment The Union soldiers, carrying
honorable marks of Rebel bullets upon
their persons, will not be proud of this
eloquent Iroquois orator ami hired de
fender of the Cleveland Administra
tion. It is pitiful to see a good soldier
so recreant to the noble cause for
which he shed his blood as to become
the champion and mouth-piece of the
principles against which his young
manhood warred. General Black
holds what the world calls "position,"
but paysinore than it is worth by be
coming the attorney of a modern mon
grel Democracy. Minneapolis Tribune.
An Independent IJoIIslom Journal Ex
poses the President''! Hypocrisy.
It is now qtiitc evident that the can
didate of the Democratic party in the
coming campaign is to be Grover
Cleveland. We do not say that it is
not a fit nomination to be made by
that party. Wc are inclined to think
that the man and the party are exactly
suited to each other.
As to the man, he stands at present
on a level with his party. When he
was nominated and elected he was
hailed as a great political reformer,
who would lift his party to a high po
sition and give the country an im
proved system of public service. What
has he done to fulfill his own pledges
and the expectations of his original
He gave a solemn pledge that the
Government should be conducted on
sound business principles. Men were
to be retained in office for competency,
experience and faithfulness, regardless
of partisan elliciency. This pledge has
been constantly, conspicuously and
He gave his solemn pledge that fit
ness and not partisan efficiency would
be the condition of appointment to
Dflice. This pledge has been trampled
upon in a countless number of cases.
He declared that "public office is a
public trust." What meaning has this
declaration in the light of his Admin
istration? He laid down the rule that office
holders must not become perniciously
active in politics. Within a few months
thereafter he susponded and restored
District-Attorney Benton, of Missouri,
for taking the stump, while District
Attorney Stone, of Pennsylvania, was
suspended and removed for doing pre
cisely the same thing in a far less pro
nounced way. Benton was a Demo
crat, Stone a Republican. The rule,
as thus modified, would seem to apply
to Republicans only.
Be said public employes have the
right to insist that "merit and com
petency shall be recognized instead of
party subservience, or the surrender of
honest political belief." Out of over
56,000 offices about 43.000 were filled
with Democrats in the first two years
of the Administration. Thousands of
competent aud faithful employes now
know, to their sorrow, that "merit
and competency" are seldom, if ever,
found outside the Democratic party.
He has simply fallen back into the
arms of his party, than which, before
his election, he was said to be so much
His pledges were magnificent; his
His scheme of civil service was fine;
Us. fulfillment a farce.
He sets' out to lift the Democratic
DaTtT;bff endSbyleTtirrg- down the"
Government.- - .
He hegan as a conspicuous re
former; he is ending as a conspicuous
What are his claims on the suffrage
of the country? Not reform, not good
appointments, not patriotic un partisan-1
ship. He has treated the country to a
free-trade message, practically ad
vocating a tariff "for revenue only"
without proper regard to the principle
of protection; he has made glad all
England by giving the laurels to Can
ada on the fisheries treaty; he has
lowered the tone of the Indian service
and interfered unwarrantably with re
ligious matters in the mission schools
among the Indians with which mat
ters it is simply impertinent for him to
meddle: he has allowed, and we believe
now allows and firmly intends to al
low, political circulars to issue from
the Government departments in
Washington. Such are his passports
to the confidence of the people. We
do not believe the people now want a
man for President who is not a great
deal better than Grover Cleveland.
X. Y. Independent.
VHERE WAS VOORHEES?
Character of the Man Who Now Dealres
to Yoia a a 1'atrlot.
Senator Voorhees, of Indiana, has
just emitted a most eloquent tribute to
the memory of McClellan and Hau
cock, and a perfervid denunciation of
Ingalls, whom he describes as having
"descended to the floor and attacked
the memory of American heroes, who
were sleeping where flowers and tears
were annually mingled in commemora
tion, resting from their glorious lives
in the bivouac of the dead." McClel
lan is described as "a Democrat who
was stricken down by partisan malice
November 7, 1362." It is easy to pose
as a patriot twenty-three years after
the disbandment of the victorious
Union armies, but let us inquire where
Voorhees was and what he was doing
when Antietam was fought and Gettys
burg won. On the 17th "of June, 1S63,
about two weeks before Gettysburg
was fought and Vicksburg fell, there
was a mass-meeting of Democrats,
75.000 strong, assembled at Spring
field, 111., the home of Lincoln. This
meeting cheered the traitor Vallan
digham, whom Lincoln banished to
the Confederate lines, and pttsscd reso
lutions violently denouncing the fur
ther prosecution of the war and in
favor of an immediate negotiation for
peace. Among the speakers who ad
dressed this meeting was Senator
Voorhees, who now blubbers over the
graves of Hancock and McClellan.
On April 9, 1864, Schuyler Colfax
moved to expel Alexander Long, Rep
resentative from the Second Ohio dis
trict, for having "declared himself in
debate in favor of recognizing the in
dependence and nationality of the so
called Confederacy, then in arms
against the Union." Harris, of Mary
land, opposed this resolution in a
speech full of sentiments still more
outrageous than those of Long. A
resolution was offered to expel Harris.
On this resolution Voorhees, Fernando
Wood, "Sunset" Cox, Holman, Ran
dall and Pendleton all voted "no."
On April 14 a resolution was offered
simply censuring Long for having
"used language unworthy of a member
of this House in denouncing the fur
ther prosecution of the war and de
manding the recognition of the inde
pendence and nationality of the Con
federacy." On this resolution Voor
hees voted "no." That is, while the
war was raging Voorhees refused not
only to expel but even to censure Long
for his treasonable and seditious lan
guage. On June 15, 1864, when the thir
teenth amendment was first put uj'ou
its passage and defeated, Voorhees
voted "no." The person who "with
partisan malice struck down McClellan
November 7, 1862," was no les3 a man
than Abraham Lincoln, who wrote the
order, as the fac-similo shows, every
word of it with his own hand, for the
reason, as he said, that the responsi
bility was his own, and the draft of
the order should show that it was not
regarded by him as a trivial document
to be drawn by Halleck or Stanton and
then formally signed by the President.
Voorhees stumped Ohio for Vallan
digham for Governor in 1863, and in
course of one of his speeches stigma
tized the soldiers of the Union army as
"Lincoln pups who ought to all wear a
collar reading: "I'm Abe Lincoln's dog;
whose dog are you?' " And this is the
man who weeps to-day over Union
soldiers whom he says Ingalls has
mooked and sneered at. Portland Orc-
DRIFT OF OPINION.
JE Dakota has a population of
seven hundred thousand people, chiefly
in Southern Dakota. To keep it out of
the Union is an outrage. 2 Y. Inde
pendent. JEST" I ivould like to refuse a second
term; but 1 am in the hands of my
friends, so that 1 haven't the requisite
authority. That i3 why 1 weep.
JEST" By the time the Democracy get
through with Kentucky there won't be
enough left to make it an object for a
junk dealer to buy up the remnents at
a second-hand sale. Cleveland Leader.
jf The change from the Dr. Jekyll,
of the Reform Administration of 1S85,
to the Mr. Hyde, of the Presidential
machine of 1888, was not quite as sud
den as some that have been made on
the dramatic stage; but it was com
plete enough to illustrate the idea.
JS6T"The indorsement of Governor
Gray for the Vice Presidency by the
Indiana Democratic convention is a
humiliating defeat to ex-Senator Mc
Donald. Evidently, the Indiana Demo
crats love Mr. McDonald for the fun
they have in disappointing his expecta
tions. SL Louis-Globe Democrat.
SSfThe recent demonstrations of
Senator Sherman's strength among the
Ohio Republicans calls for another
storm of bloody shirt howls from the
Bourbon organs. The howls will be
forthcoming, too. If there is one
thing that the Sherman-haters can do
better than another, it 13 to howL
BST""N'o one," observes a mug
wump organ, complacently, "can
truthfully charge the Administration
with pushing forward the boom for
Grover Cleveland's renomination." But
it is bearing hard on the long arm of
the lever to accomplish the rame re
sult, and the weight of the Adminis
tration is not far from three hundred
pounds. Chicago Tribune,
$100,000 -important- $100,000
The ABILENE IMPROVEMENT CO. offers
Si00,G80 IN BONUSES
to reliable manufacturing concerns who will
locate in Abilene. Abilene is the largest as
well as the most prosperous city in Central
Kansas. It will soon have
THREE NEW TRIM USES OF RAILROADS,
making FOUR lines, which will insure un
equaled shipping facilities.
CAPITAL, - $150,000.
CLARK H. BARKER, President.
W P. RICE, T ice-President.
E. D. HUMPHREY, Cashier.
A. K. PERRY, Assistant Cashier.
TEMSA0TS A GENEEAL BANKING BUSINESS.
Business of Merchants, Farmers and Individuals generally
solicited. Unequaled facilities for the transaction of all
business intrusted to us.
J. C. BOYER, Attorney and Notary.
FRY, BOYER CO.,
Loans on farms and city property. Real Estate bought and sold.
Insurance contracts at current rates. Notary business promptly atteuded
to. Special bargains In city and suburban property.
Citizens' Bank Building,
Done in all its branches. MORTGAGES negotiated on Farm
Property at (, 7 and 8 per cent., with reasonable commission.
Also, money on Farms without commission.
At all times ; for sale at lowest rates.
Furnished on all tho principal cities of the world.
BOJSTDS BOUGHT AJSTD SOLD.
Special attention given to business of Farmers and Stockmen.
Personal liability not limited, as is the case with
to Finite i Camt
TV e are giving special attention to this department; carry the largest
and finest line or UNDERTAKERS' SUPPLIES in the city, and are pre
pared to attend to this business in all its branches.
Corner Fourth and Broadway.
C H. LEBOLD, 3- M. TISHEE, J. E. HEBBST,
E. A. Hekbst, Cashier.
Our Individual liability is not limited, as is the
case with stockholders of Incorporated banks.
LEBOLD, FISHER & CO., Bankers,
ILENE NATIONAL BANK
C. G. BESSEY.
& CO., Proprietors.
No one should purchase real estate until
they know ins title Is perfect.
W. T DAVIDSON
has the most complete set of Abstracts
In the County. 14 years' experience.
Office over Post-offlee,
ABILENE, f- KANSAS.