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LEFT AGAIN. A
We cro strolling alone
On the sands,
Bhe must surely have known
From my look and mv tono
What I wanted to say, wbcnl took in my own
Both her hands.
She seemed gracious and kind
As could be, -
And encouraged to find
She was gently inclined.
I plead for the soft-whispered "Yes" that
Her to me.
There we stood side by side
By the sea.
And to you I'll confldo
A cold chill seemed to plido
Down the length of my spine as the sweet girl
"How One of the Rascals Lost Jack
Unburdening- Ills Soul on the Subject of
.Rich Uncles and lJull-Terrlers "Why
Hols "ot Struck Oier Bull
I was strolling down Montgomery
street one day last -week with Jack
Wcthcrall, when a seedy-looking indi
Tidual, leading a bull-terrier of the most
pronounced type, approached us and
asked that question which Schnyder has
made so famous: "Don't you wan't to
"buy a dorg?" As neither of us cared
about investing in dog-llesh just then,
we moved on to escape the man's im
portunities. As we did Jack remarked:
"Curse those bull-terriers, One of the
accursed brutes cost me a fortune."
"How was that, Jack," I inquired,
the more anxiously because Jack was
known to have experienced some greit
di-appointment in money matter,
though he w as most reticent upon the
'-Wcll, it's a pretty longish yarn, but
if I shan't bore you, just let's slip into
C's back-room, and I'll unburden my
soul on the subject of rich uncles and
!2o we lit our cigars, ordered some
fluid comfort, and Jack Wetherall gave
the following graphic account of his
44 When I was at Cambridge, in 'G8.
"boll-terriers were the fashion among a
certain somewhat fast clique. Not
great, ungainly mongrels like that brute
we saw just now, but high-bred, hand
some little fellows, weighing from eight
een to twenty pounds, and bred in such
:i manner as to contain as much force
as possible in the smallest amount of
space. Of course 1 was bound to have
one, and as money in thoe days was
not much of an object I detci mined to
get a good one. It was some time be
lore I could find just the dog 1 wanted,
but at last' I succeeded in buying, for
twenty pounds, the most incarnate lit
tle liend in the sliapu of a dog that man
ever owned. It was milk-white, with
bandy legs, a round bullet head, a tail
ilinc as a black-and-tan's. and ears that
liad bcdii most artistically trimmed. It
weighed only fourteen pounds and
some odd ounces. When I took it to
the .--tables, where I kept my horse, the
Ostler, upon whose authority I hael the
greatest confidence, assured me that it
was a 4pullect leetle booty.' JNIy col
lege chums all went into ecstasies over
Snap (for that was the name of the ill
omened brute), and 1 felt quite a sense of
added grandeur in being the owner of
o line a dog. The man from whom I
bad bought Snap had not by any means
exaggerated wlien he said 'that there
dog '11 face Old Nick.' He would. He
was immense on rats, but the vast
amount of bull in him made him hang
on too long to his game ever to make a
fast ratter. He was game, however, to
the back-bone. I've put him in a pit
with twenty-fivo big old sewer-rats,
and, although all bitten to pieces, he'd
Bot quit until he had killed every one.
Cats he detested, and whenever oppor
tunity offered took no pains to disguise
"Iiis feelings. He had, however, one
very bad trait in his character; he was
quarrelsome to a degree. The old
lady's fat, whce7y pet-spaniel was his
pet aversion, and many are the awk
ward predicaments into which he got
me. One incident 1 shall never forget
It was summer vacation, and my people
were stopping in Cumberland Terrace,
Hegent's Park. Of course I had Snap
iiome with me, for we had be
come inseparable. Well, opposite
the terrace is a garden (public
to the terrace folks), where nurse
maids were wont to" air their
babies, and where the old ladies of the
terrace used to exercise their dogs.
One summer morning, just as I was
-quietly smoking ray'' matutinal pipe,
with Snap beside me on the garden
scat, a stout lady passed, followed by
the fattest of fat spaniels. In a sec
ond, before I had time to think or act,
Snap had thatj wretched, obese brute
by the throat Take it off! Take it
oil! It will kill my Fido,' screamed
the stout old lady, as she belabored
both dogs indiscriminately with her
parasol. Tragic though the affair was,
no doubt, to the old lady, I could not
help almost bursting with smothered
langhter. The spaniel must have
weighed quite forty pounds, and there
was little Snap tugging at it with all
Lis might, while it squealed like a
stuck pig. I lost no time, however, in
choking Snap off, and apolpuized most
liunibly to the irate old lady. She was
like Rachacl weeping for her children,
only a good deal more wrathy, and
would not be comforted. She left me
with this parting shot: 4 Only coster
mongers snd rat-catchers should go
about with such dogs as that.' At the
lime I felt offended and hurt; now I
think she was right But here, I'm
getting away from the chief and most
expensive of Snap's misdeeds:
I had a certain rich uncle, a crusty
old bachelor, who lived in Warwick
shire. The same vacation in which the
old lady episode occurred, about which
I've just told you, I had an invitation to
spend a week with him at his lovely
place near Guy's Gulf. Knowing that
the old gentleman was fond of animals,
I had no hesitation about taking Snap
with iue. The old boy met me at the
railroad station with his carriage. As
I jumped into the h-uouche, with Snap
at my heels, the o'.. gentleman shrunk
back and exclaimed: Sure13. Jack, that
common-looking dog can't belong to
you?' But Snap had a most winning
way about him, and soon lie and my
uncle were on the best of terms. 4He
looks like a fighting dog. Jack, and is
hardly the dog lor a gentleman to own,'
observed the old man. as Jack pricked
up his cars and made frantic efforts to
jump out of the carriage to get at a pass
ing dog. I assured him that Snap was
most peacefully inclined, and ventured
to quote about giving a dog a bad name,
etc., and so things passed along pretty
4 'When bed-time came I was march
ing off with Snap (who always slept at
the foot of my bed) when my uncle
stopped me and said: 'Now, Jack, I
have so far put up with your pet, but I
can not and will not allow dogs in my
bedrooms.' As a compromise it was
agreed that Snap should sleep in the
butler's pantry that night; for the
future, in the stables. Accordingly a
bed was made up for Snap in the pan
try, and we all retired for the night
"I had been asleep some hours when
I was awakened by'a'light tapping at
my dcor. I sprang out of bed in an in
stant, and found the butler, trembling
in his shirt sleeves, outride my door.
Oh, blaster Jack,' he said, in accents
trembling with excitement and fear,
'whatever is to be done? That dog of
yours has killed Tab, the master's old
cat that he's had for ten years.' I said
not a word, but hastily getting into iny
trousers I silently followed him down
stairs to the scene of the murder.
There, sure enough, was poor Tab ly
ing stone dead in the sink, with the
murderer. Snap, still vigilantly watch
ing the remains, ready to shake her
again should the slightest signs of life
appear. 1 took him up by the scruff' of
the neck and bauged his head against
the wall in my wrath. He did not ut
ter a single sound, but got up wagging
his tail as if such rough treatment was
rather fun. It appeared that Tab had
a habit of sleeping in a certain cup
board, and that when locking up for
the night the butler had forgotten the
fact, but waking in the night it had
suddenly Hashed across his mind, and
rising at once he had gone to the pan
try. Alas! too late to save the life of
my uncle's pet cat.
The butler and I then had a council
L of war, and it was decided to bury poor
lab in the garden, and profess entire
ignorance as to the cause of her sudden
disappearance. Accordingly the butler
and I sallied forth in the gray dawn of
that July morning, and bur.cd poor
Tab in a sequestered part of the garden.
" 'Dear me!' said my uncle at break
fast that morning, 'what can have hap
pened to Tab? She hasn't missed com
ing for her milk at breakfast time for
eight years, unless she had kittens. It
must be that ugly brute of a dog of
yours that has frightened her.'
44 'Frightened her?' I thought to
myself: 'I should rather say so! but 1
said: 'Perhaps Tab has engagements
elsewhere. 1 fancied 1 heard a cat ser
enade last night'
"After breakfast the old gentleman
handed me a box of choice Havanas
and proposed a stroll in the garden, and
soon we were sauntering about that
miniature paradise, with Snap at our
heels. A little while afterwards I
missed Snap, but, thinking he had just
jrone oft" for a run, took no notice of his
absence. Five minutes passed and no
Snap. Ten. I began to be uneasy. I
called him and whistled, but to no
avail. At last I saw him in (.he dis
tance, shaking and tugging furiously at
some long object My uncle's curios
ity was excited, and we both hurried to
the spot. O, horror of horrors! There
was that wretched dog shaking the
corpse of poor Tab, my uncle's pet cat,
which he had scratched up from its
grave. I shall never forget the look
my uncle gave as he turned to me and
said: 4Ah, I see it all now.' Then,
pulling out his watch, he looked at it
and remarked: 'The train leaves Leam
ington for London at 12:30. You had
better pack j-our portmanteau, and the
carriage shall be around in half an hour.
"He then turned on his heel and left
me to my own bitter reflections. To
cut a long story short, the old man died
three years ago, worth 500,000, the
bulk of which he left to my sister and
cousins. There was a clause, however,
in the will, by which I came in for
twenty dollars. The will read: 4To
my nephew, John Wetherall, the sum
of five pounds, to be expended by him
in the purchase of muzzles for what
ever bull-dogs he posseses or may pos
sess.1 "And that's why I'm not stmck over
bull-terriers or bull-dogs," said Jack,
as he gulped dowu his beer in a semi
despondent way, and bade me good
bve." Sa?i Francisco Xcws-Lcttcr.
A Patience-Trying Prisoner.
4'I was never in a court of law before
in iny life," said a thin-haired, shabbily-dressed
man to Justice Murray in
the Yorkville Police Court yesterday
"Do you work?" asked His Honor.
"I live near Milburn, in ftew Jer
sey." "What were you doing last night?"
"I can refer you to my employers."
"But how came you here?"
"I can show yon letters from New
"Will you answer my question?"
"I am a respectable, hard working
man, Your Worship, and was never
"How old are you?"
"I don't drink, I work."
"What is your employer's name?"
"I am telling the truth. I live in
"You can gro this time." SI Y. Her
ald. Elephants are not numerous on the
western slope of equatorial Africa, be
ing found only along the fertile river
valleys, and rarely ever going near the
banks of the Congo until the hilly and
barren country is passed. Above Stan
ley Pool they increase in numbers and
roam in large herds, seldom being mo
lested or hunted by the natives. IT. T.
Pacta for People Who Come iTome with
Their Bae;gH?n "Smashed."
44 Onr trade," said a. trunk manufact
arer, "makes a splendid barometer of
the business interests of the country.
When there is a biff demand for trunks
it means not only that people have made
enough to be able to indulge in the lux
ury of travel, but that firms are sending
out salesmen more largely than before,
and that the commercial world is be
coming more and more animated and
44 How long will a trunk last?"
44 That is a question I can not readily
answer, simply because it depends en
tirely how much travel it has. Many
people don't use a trunk more than
once a year, and a good trunk used at
that rate ought to last a lifetime, but
then there are others who travel most
of the time. Their truuks are left most
of the year W the tender mercies of the
baggage-smasher, who is the trunk
makers best friend. The railway com
panies, with their stalwart, go-as-you-please
methods of handling trunks, are
a source of revenue to us, and we ap
preciate their efforts."
44 What kind of trunk do vou sell the
44 The most popular style of trunk
here is the Saratoga or French trunk.
More of these are sold than any other,
1 think, because they are so well adapted
for ladies' use. They have more com
partments in them, more little trays, bat
receptacles, and, best of all, a deep bot
tom that will hold a wardrobe. There
are only fifty stles of Saratoga trunks,
besides the steamer. The trunk has
not been invented yet that can complete
ly withstand very many railroad trips.
A good Saratoga should last one or two
seasons before going to the repair shop.
They are a good deal cheaper than sev
eral years ago. Now these trunks are
mo3t used by fashionable ladies, and of
course the sale is enormous each year."
44 What would you call the best trunk
for general use?"
44 The canvas-covered trunk. Their
sale increases e ery year, and they are
found to be stronger and more able to
stand rough usage. They have more
wear in them than the leather-covered
ones. The body of the trunk is made
out of strong white pine and the top of
tough basswood. The secret in making
a good, lasting trunk is to have a good
top. So many trunks are piled one on
top of the other, they will be giving
way or breaking in. Theater or prop
erty trunks are, of course, strong, be
cause they are covered with bands.
They have only a limited sale. The tin
or crystallized trunk is manufactured
almost especially for Southern trade.
The colored people there will have no
other than a variegated, fancy-colored
tin or zinc trunk. The European leather-bound
or canvas-covered light trunk
is used almost exclusively for tourists.
In Europe only forty-live pounds of bag
gage are allowed free of charge.
44 How about sole-leather trunks?"
44 They arc not nearly so popular as
they used to be. I hear a rawhide trunk
has been made that will resist all at
tempts to smash it, but I imagine the
drawback will be when it gets wet and
shrinks. The trays will not fit then and
the drummer will have to telegraph to
the city for a new trunk." A7. Y. Mail
Twelve Causes to "Which This Disease
Can lie Attributed.
To reach reliable conclusions respect
ing the more importantdiseases, the ex
periences of many observers in differ
ent localities need to be compared.
Medical books and magazines furnish
comparisons to some extent, as do the
frequent medical meetings, with their
papers and discussions. But the end
is being reached in a more systematic
and thorough way in England. Thus,
in the case of acute pneumonia, reports
have been received by a central com
mittee of over one thousand cases from
four hundred and eighty observers.
These were put in charge of a sub-committee,
to arrange, and to deduce from
them what may be looked on as estab
lished results. The following we have
gathered out of them and here present
as a brief summary:
3. While pneumonia is apt to be con
nected with bronchial and catarrhal af
fections, this is bv no means invariable.
We take this to mean that it may oc
cur, without any symptoms of a "cold."
2. Pneumonia often attacks mora
than one member of a family at a time.
This, we supposo, may be interpreted
as either indicating a common cause,
or an infectious character of the
3. When it is unusually prevalent,
the rate of mortality from it is excep
4. Defective drainage and sewer-gas
poison may both cause it and favor its
spread; but such cases are neither
specially severe nor mortal.
5. Alcoholic excess is often the excit
ing cause of it When so caused, it ia
the most fatal form of the disease.
6. Next to alcoholic poison, the most
unfavorable conditions for it are fatijnia
and mental depression.
7. Tne disease may be infectious; bo
communicated to those who are in in
timate and prolonged connection with
it as nurses and bed-fellows. Still, it
is not infectious as ordinarily seen.
S. One attack predisposes to a sec
ond attack; but tie patient is as likely
to survive it as the first. In rare in
stances there is a third attack.
9. It does not tend to terminate in
consumption, even when the patient
belongs to a consumptive family. Such
an one recovers as rapidly and as thor
oughly as others.
10. When death occurs it is most
commonly on the sixth, seventh, eighth
and tenth days.
11. There are seldom any sequehe
other ailments as a consequent
12. Primary pneumonia is sudden in
its onset, and is due to some chill and
exposure. It has all the character of
an acute inflammation, with a marked ;
tendency to spontaneous recovery. It '
is lanreiy dependent on meteorological I
changes, such as induce other forms of 1
Statistics furnished by the Cinch
nati Chamber of Commerce for the pael
fifty years show that the average nifr
fall is gradually decreasing.
The Difference Between EoRliah sad
The English Government some years
since, sent two worthy gentlemen, both
experienced agriculturists, to America,
to investigate the general character of
American agriculture, especially from
the point of view of its growing compe
tition with English farmers. Tne gen
eral impression on those who read the
report made by these gentlemen, after
their investigation was completed, and
in fact on many persons who met them,
pending its performance, was, that they
had not been able to form a thoroughly
correct estimate of American agricult
ure and its possibilities, owing to their
persistent wearing of British spectacles
during their visit in this country. Tha
more we hear and learn about English
farming and its methods, the less are
we surprised that two gentlemen of the
mature years of Messrs. Read and Pell,
and accustomed all their lives to tne
methods, usages and conditions of farm
ing in England, ahould have been un
able to estimate with precision the con
ditions and possibilities of American
farming. The truth is, that the latter
is in a transitory condition, constantly
undergoing changes of various kinds.
These changes are brought about by
numerous causes, not only in the vary
ing conditions of supply and demand
for the products of the farm, conditions
which must vary in England as well as
here, though less in degree there, but
in the character and condition of tho
farmers themselves. The farmer in
England seems to add nothing to his
capital: agood tenant adds to the value
of his holding, but that is mainly tno
landlord's benefit; the farmer himself,
it seems, requires a capital to begin
with, which in our Western States
would be regarded as a small fortune,
and even the model or prize farms ol
which we read, the net income, after
paying rent ana purchasing manures
and food, can not be much mqre than
enough to provide a reasonable interest
on his capital invested, leaving but a
very small sum comparatively as re
muneration for the labor of his own
head and hands, and that of the mem
bers of his familv, and on these prizo
and so-called profitable farms, it is evi
dent that uni emitting labor forms tho
portion of all the members of the fam
ily almost from childhood. Kigid
economy may enable some provision to
be made to establish one or two of
the sons in life, on just about the same
basis as their father started from and
with prospects certainly but little moro
hopelul than his.
In America there is a constant and
rapid grading up. The father who be
gan life in one of our Western fcta'es
thirty years ago, with a few hundred
dollars" and a new farm, may see him
self to da' ready to leave to his son a
farm clear of debt, with fairly good
buildings and eomparativly well stocked,
and whereas the father has been obliged,
in the past thirty years, to pay for his
farm, put up his buildings, fence and
perhaps drain the property, demands
which Ifcive taxed his resources to tho
uttermost, the son who succeeds him be
gins life comparatively well off'. Beyond
the necessary repairs of house and
buildings, fencing, etc., there are but
few demands upon the income of tho
farm. Improvements of various kinds,
such as his father never dreamed of,
will be available to hm. 'J he herd of
scrub stock will soon be a herd of high
jrrades if not of pure-bred cattle. If lie
has been wise, education will have been
added to his other advantages, and he
will bring to his aid a careful method of
accounts and a scientific system of
farming in which, so far, the English
farmers certainly excel us. Another
change to bo noted in Ameri
can farming is the large increase of
well-to-do business men. who have of
late years invested in farms and stock.
Take it altogether, we will venture to
say that if the before-mentioned English
Commissioners will pay another visit to
this country just ten years from the
time of the last one they will find many
modifications to make of the opinions
they then formed. On the other hand
our own farmers can not do better than
realize that there is much to learn from
farmers who can, in addition to paying
ten or twelve dollars an acre rent
spend twice as much for foods, manure
and labor, and still have a fair proiit
per acre left With the changes in
their own circumstances have come
changes in the condition of their farms,
the nature of their market and charac
ter of their competition. The man who
is satisfied to "get along" will be
amazed, if he. ever "wakes up to see how
far he has fallen behind in the proces
sion. We confidently commend our
young farmers, as. an aid to keeping up
with or getting ahead of the throng, to
study some of these English model
farms, their methods and ways. In
America the farmer has, at least, the
pleasure of knowing that whatever he
can add to the value of his farm is his
own. Live Stock Journal.
An Aged White Oak.
On the farm of John Mix, which is
situated two and one-half miles from
Centre Square, on the old Cheshire
road, there grows a large white oak
tree. It grows from the top of a large
bowlder whose average height is about
eight and one-half feet From the
ground where the rock stands the tree,
as nearly as can be ascertained,
measures about sixty feet to the top.
The surface of the rock is about eighteen
by twenty-two feet, and the base of the
tree on its surface is spread like putty.
The main body of the tree grows in and
through the nearly a foot wide fissures
of the rock, hidden from public view,
except a narrow root on the outside,
which grows to the ground below,
thirteen feet. Above the rock the
trunk measures seven feet. It is
curious to see the way the tree has
grown around the projection of the
rock and has fitted itself to the
curves and grooves. From the h'gh
way tho tree appears to be about sixty
feet high and about sixty or seventy
feet broad. The general supposition i
that the tree must be nearly two hun
dred years old, as it was two-thirds as
large when the present occupant of the
farm, John Mix, was a boy. and now
he has reached his eighty-fifth year.
His father also lived and died on thil
farm, and as long as he could remem
ber it was a good-sized txe.Wata
bury Conn.) American.
PERSONAL AND LITERARY.
The Princess Victoria or Teck fa
said to be the handsomest Princess in
Oliver Wendell Holmes Ives in a
house painted a bright vellow, with
It is said that Mr. Howells, the
author, will hereafter write exclusively
for Harper's Magazine, at a salary of
$10,000 a year.
Mrs. "H. H." Jackson's death is
now attributed to her wearing high
heeled French boots, causing her to
stumble on the stairs, fall and break
her leg. Chicago Inter Ocean.
There is an editor ninety-one years
old. He attributes his long'life and ex
cellent health to the fact that he never
expected to please everybody, and nev
er tried to. Foreiqn Exchange.
Sarah Bernhardt will make a tour
through the South when she comes to
this country. The Atlanta Constitution
says she probably remembers that city
as the place where she had the cholera
Mr. Charles Peterson, President of
the Security Insurance Company, of
New Haven, Conn., died at his home in
that city the other afternoon, aged
seventy-live years. He was the son of
poor parents, and learned Jhe trade of
cobbler. He died one of the wealthiest
men in the State. iV. Y. Tribune.
A now journal published in En
gland, and called the Linguist, is
printed in .live languages English,
French, Spanish, German and Italian;
and, if necessary, a supplement will
coutain articles in Modern Greek, Rus
sian, Portuguese, Arabic acd Hin
dustani. Of the commanders of the Army of
tho Potomac, none remain with "tho
single exception of General McClellan.
Scott, McDowell, Burnside. Hooker,
Meade and Grant, who in turn com
manded that army, are dead. Long
street is the only one of Lee's Generals
living. Jackson, Hill, Ewell and Stuart
have also passed away. Chicago Tigb
une. A student at Yale, twenty years
ago, wrote a letter to a New Haven girl
proposing marriage, and in reply re
ceived her wedding cards, showing that
his wooiug was too late, but giving no
intimation of what might have been if
he had acted more promptly. These
two met by chance at a New Orleans
hotel table the other day. He had be
come a Louisiana Judge, and she a
widow. Their betrothal immediately
ensued. Hartford Post.
General Grant's father. Postmaster
at Covington, Ky., exhibited old-fashioned
notions of economy. The editor
of the Advance says he saw him "go
about the office gathering up pieces of
waste paper and twine and telling the
clerks it was a shame not to take care
of little odds and ends." The remark
is added that he was a devout Christian,
as was also his wife, and "he told me
how they used to pray around tho fam
ily altarfor 'Lysses when he was ut tho
Buckskin is proverbially deer. ChU
There's nothing very original about
tho Board of Trade, but it's a great
place for "quotations." The Jiambler.
" Say, c'nduct'r, '11 you (hio) turn
thish scat over?" " What do yo'i want
the seat turned for?" " Got earned by
my station. Want t' git back." Chi
Some people think it very funny to
laugh at a policeman, but wo have
passed through the city several times
late at night and have seen nothing to
laugh at. Troy Times.
Customer (looking at rilks)
They look to me just alike; but you
say one is ninety-eight cents and the
other $1.10. Now what is the differ
ence? Clerk (blandly) Twelve cents.
'Tis sweet to knock at yoursweetheart's door.
When the bees have ceased thoirdruininintr.
And hear the bull-do? prowl respoiiau:
"Oh, jes, old boy, I'm coming-l"
San Francisco Call.
44 Can't you give us some war rem
iniscences?" asked a citizen of an old
fellow in a party of ex-soldiers telling
stories. "No, I believe not," he an
swered promptly, "you see I've only
been married six months." Merchant
"Tatlcnamquilitzli" is the Aztec
name for kissing. Think of a fond
mother, saying to her rosy cheeked baby:
"Come and tatlcnamquilitzli 3'our
mother darling." If the baby didn't
have a fit it was made of good stuff,
that's all. Dansvillc Breeze.
"My dear,-" said a New Jersey
farmer's wife to her husband, "we
haven't a bit of meat in tho house for
dinner." "All right," he replied,
44 after breakfast I'll take my gun and
go over to tne tuousanu-acre swamp
and seo if I can't bag acouple of mos
quitoes." Ar. Y. Sun.
"The young lady is in evening
dress," said one of Dr. Holmes' friends
as a rather elaborately dressed damsel
stepped out on the hotel piazza to ad
mire the sunset "The clo;e of the day,
my dear sir," remarked the witty pro
fessor. "That is Holmes-pun," was
the reply. 44I am worsted, concluded
the poet Commercial Bulletin.
"Fast trains are getting to be all
the rage," observed the conductor to
an acquaintance, "but I guew our 'lim
ited' is still the fastest one in the busi
ness." "Oh, no," said the passenger,
"nearly every day I take a train that
runs so fast j'our "limited' couldn't keep
up with it live seconds." "What train
is that?" "A train of thought"- Ex
change. Kebatement Old lady (a litth
hard of hearing) Eighteen shillings!
It's monstrous! I know the value of
these articles, and neverpaid more than
seventeen Shopman (shouting)
I said eight shillings, ma'am not
eighteen. Old lady Oh eight
shillings for these? I couldn't think
of giving more than seven-and-six-pence!
Sarah Bernhardt has agreed to ac
cept four hunjirod dollars a performance
for her next tour in America. This is a
liberal concession. It -will be remem
bered that the last time she was in this
country she wanted the building ia
which 'she played, one hundred per cent,
of the gross receipts and tke privilege
of taking up a collection at each par
formance. Philadelphia frets.
' W. M. EDWARDS, M. D.,
Physician & Surgeon
Bnnfccr Hill Roller Mills,
IIEALE k FEAK1SS, Proprietors,
Capacity, 200 Barrels Per Day.
One T tke Mest Canplete RAler Milli
in tke State.
A New House. Board and Lodging y
tke Day aad Week.
BOARD, $3.50 PER WEEK.
W. G. PORTER,
Attorney at Law and Notary Public.
All Land Business Promptly aad Ac
COLBY, - - - KANSAS.
J. R. COLBY, "
All Business in this Line Promptly At
C. C. REYNOLDS,
Attends to nil kinds of
LAND -:- BUSINESS.
Call and see him when you po to Oborlin.
R. T. HEMMING,
U. S. UNI) LOCATOR
QUICKV1LLE, THOMAS CO., KAX.
JOHN A. WALKER,
LIVERY AiDFBED STABLE
Good Ttgs and Plenty of Stabling and
W. A. WILSOX. G.J.TACnA.
THE OLD RELIABLE LAND OFFICE
WILSON & TACT-IA.
FAY GIBBS, IiOCA-TOH.
Spocial Attention to Thomas County.
ATTORNEY AND REAL ESTATE
HEIT3IAN & MILLER,
Land & Real Estate
OBERLDf, - - JCA.:VS--VS.
T. C. TUFFLEY,
PAINTER AND SIGN WRITER.
Sign Writing a Specialty.
T. P. FEEHAN.
Fresh and Cared Meals on Hand ai
COLBY, - - XAIYSAM.
8. J. OSBORN. LEE MONUOB.
OSBORN & MONROE,
Real Estate Agents,
F. S. SEE,
LAW, LOAN AND LAND OFFICE
DONOTAH,. CARPENTER & BAILEY,
Z. . BENTON,
House, Carriage & Sign Painting
W. W. COX. Notarr Public, Seward. Nebraska
FRANK PINGREE, Notary Publlc.Colby.Kaa
COX & PINGREE,
Real Estate and Insurance
We have choice farms and wild lands in
Nebraska, also school and deeded lands in
Thomas County, Kansas. Locating done in
Thomas and Sheridan Counties promptly an4
accurately. Correspondence solicited.
J. J. SEARS. T. B. MORTOIT.
SEARS & MORTON,
Real Estate Agents,
GILMORE P. O.. CLEVELAND STATION,
8t- John County, Kansas, U. P. R. R Kansas
Division, where all trains stop. We are doing
a General Land Business. Locating in Thom
as and St. John Counties made a specialty.
Plenty good Government lands in those
counties unoccupied. Contesting claims and
other land business promptly attended to.
JARDINE & REED,
W fccS choiee Farms and School Laada
Ue IB imim wuut;i n ui