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DEMOCRAT PRINTING CO., Publistiers.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, SATURDAY. AUGUST 26. 1899.
Vol. XXIV No. 19
DREYFCs WILL BK CONVICTED.
So Says Isaac M. ( rine, Clnc-uiift,
a Relative ol the Atruuii.
CHICAGO, ILU, August 1 . "Drey
f js will be convicted." is the assertion
made by Isaac M. Crane, a local s.t-
torney, who is a cousin of the F retch
Jew now holding the eyes ol the wo. i J.
, "Capt. Dreyfus was unfortunate at
the start in having surrounded him
self with some suspicious circumstan
ces," said Mr. Crane today. 'Jeal
ousy on the part of some of hi broth
er officers, his indulgence :u wine and
the element that goes side by side with
it bail much to do in pl.icing him in
the predicament. It is generally be
lie veu by bis family tbat the present
court-martial will convict him. After
u.i, it is ueheven he will be pardoned
by President I .outlet. Tbis course is
uecessary lor tbe weliare of France
unit the present tribunal. In Tact, it
was expected tbat the Court of Cessa
tion would order a revision, with di
rections tor an acquittal. Another
trial by court-martial was hardly ex
pected. The motive of the crime of
his conviction, aside from the preju
dice against him as a Jew, was the
fact tbat Col. Henry and other accu -aers
were aroused by the attentions of
Oievius in another direction. They
resolved to prove him a traitor and
resort to desjierate means to sustain
themselves, as the forgery of the bor
dereau has shown. Of his innocence
there is no doubt, but that strange
duality called ''the honor of the
army" must be sustained."
The family of Attorney Crane and
that of Dreyfus have not corresponded
since two years before the Captain be
came involved in the present trouble.
To the Patrons uf the Normal school.
The Board of Regents of the Third
District State Normal School will ad
mit a limited number of pupils to the
Model and Training School free. A
well conducted model and training
school is an essential part of a Nor
mal school. No effort will be spared
to make the Training School excellent
in every particular.
A competent supervisor has been
employed. Under his supervision the
children attending the school will re
ceive the most skillful and thorough
training. 1'arents who take advant
age of tbis opportunity will secure for
their children all the advantages of a
small, well conducted training school;
aiid the President and Board will be
assisted in establishing an excellent
model and training school for the
benefit of the Normal. Children un
der six years old will not be received.
For further particulars see the 1 'resi
ent of the Normal.
V. S. Dkakmo.vt.
should stop Kail UK.
Ae-ording to recent scienti lie reve
lation it is getting to be unsafe to eat,
drink or breathe. We are told that
water is full of typhoid fever and
diseased germs. Beer causes Bright's
disease. Wine and whisky cause gas
tritis and other disorders. Coffee
racks the nerves. Tea attacks the
liver. Eggs cause billiousuess. Fish
bring on leprosy. Pepper and condi
ments take away the sense of taste.
Oatmeal causes boils and eruptions.
Fresh bread is unwholesome. Stale
bread causes colic. Grapes and ber
ries cause appendicitis. Tomatoes
conduce to cancer. It is suicidal to
eat cucumbers. Radishes and lettuce
produce dyspepsia. Potatoes are fal
lacious. Pork causes trichina. Beef
is brutalizing. Brown bread is no
better than sawdust. Butter creates
acid in the stomach. Corn bread in
panes, however, is nutritious. Kven
the air we bseathe is fairly alive with
germs and microbes, so according to
this it would be better to stop eating,
drinking and even breathing for a
while at leas,-uitil things have
changed. Some, of coure, may try
the latter and find it very acceptable
to the community in which they live.
Poplar Bluff Citizen.
All Colds mra Tainted.
All colds are tainted with Gird
when Grip prevails, "77"breaks up
Grip and Colds that "hang on:' 2."e
New Illinois Central Rumor.
The report is that a corps of sur
veyors for the Illinois Central rail
road are now surveying a line from
Cape Girardeau to Paducah, passing
through the southern part of Johnson
county, being at present camped near
Moscow. We don't knw what this
means; perhaps another railroad for
Johnson. Vienna Times.
Have You Had the Orlpf
If you have, you probably need a
reliable medicine like Foley's Honey
and Tar to heal your lungs and stop
the racking cougb-incidental totthis
AFTER DKKKLK T CORPORATION'S
Attorney General o(lUes States At-I
torney to. IS rime Suit Against
Cairo ninnii.l I
.... . , .... . . 'arisen to the situation, which now
Ibereisa law in Illinois against!, i , i ,
, looks properly subdued. Mr. Wins
trusts, and eacb year the corporations i .. i , . , .
j of the stale are retired to make affi-
d;iv:i tlmt they are not connected with
'n'. trust or combine. The affidavit
'litis' lie accompanied by tl as fees.
-"i-v.-r:u Cairo corporations have
ii'.vievicd this matter and the attorney
general has sent the list to States At
I torney Butler with instructions to
: bring suit against them. If the do
not comply with the law, they are
liable to lose their charters. Mr.
Butler does not wish to persecute any
one, and will give tbe derelict ones a
chance to straighten up matters, but
they must come to see him at once.
I he list embraces corporations,
only about l.j or of which are now
doing busiuess here. The balance
have been dead for years, but for
some reason the list his never been
revised. It will be news to most peo
ple to know that the follow ing com
panies ever did business iu this county
The Biggs ville KlevatorCo., of Bogs-
ville: Mississippi Valley Development
Co. of East Caie Girardeau: Bullion
Mining Co.: Cairo Farmers' Tobacco
Warehouse: Cairo Hydraulic Co.
Cairo River Transportation Co: Cairo
Planters' Tobacco Warehouse: Karnes
Hub Co: Mt. Pleasant Coal and Min
eral Co: Northwestern Chinese Sugar
Manufacturing Co: Thebes Marble
Working and Manufacturing Co.
t 'airo Citizen.
Tetter, sall-ltheuiu anu Erzriuu
Tbe intense itching and smarting
incident to these diseases, is instantly
allayed by applying Chamberlain's
Eye and Skin Ointment. Many very
bad cases have been permanently cured
by it. It is equally efficient for itch
ing piles and a favorite remedy ior
sore nipples, chapped hands, chil
blains frostj.bites and chronic sore
eyes. i"c per box. For sale by I
Ben Miller, druggist. oelf-ly
The Oonkey Was the Radical.
A story unearthed from nobody
knows where is being circulated con
cerning the last election of Lord
Charles Beresford to the house of
commons. He was returned from
York city. While the votes were be
ing polled, a costermonirer arrived on
the scene to record his vote. His
donkey was decked out in sumptuous
green riblions, the emblems of Beres
lord's opponent. The voter, on leing
asked the customary question, ans
wered shortly. '"I go for I.ord Charley,
Lord bless him."' Thereupon the
meiniers of the opposing faction made
a dash for the good man to convince
him that according to the emblems he
carried he must cast his vote for their
candidate. Thus challei ged, -he re
plied: "Oh, its all right. I'm a tory:
it's my donkey that's a radical, but
he's an ass."
Free of Chart.
Any adult suffering from a co'd
settled on the breast, bronchitis
throat or lung troubles of any nature,
who will call at W. H. Coerver, will
be presented with a sample bottle of
Boschee's German Syruu. free of
charge. Only one bottle given to one
person, and none to children without
order from parents;
No throat or lung remedy ever had
such a sale as Boschee's German
Syrup in all parts of the civilized
world. Twenty years ago millions of
bottles were given away, and your
druggists will tell you its success was
marvelous. It is really the only
Throat and Lung Remedy generally
endorsed by physicians. One 75 cent
bottle will cure or prove its value.
Sold by dealers in all civilized,
Gov. Stephens Will Not Comply with
Wov. Stanley's Request.
Jefferson City, Mo., August 17.
Gov. Stephens today refused to issue
a warrant on the requisition of Gov.
Stanley, of Kansas, for the return to
that state of George W. Halladay,
wanted in Douglas county on a charge
of grand larceny. Halladay has been
in custody for several days at Cbilli
cothe, Mo., and evidence was taken
in the case there. It was submitted
to Gov. Stephens, and after investi
gation the Governor declined to issue
tbe warrant. He holds that the pur
pose for which Halladay is wanted in
Kansas is the collection of a de'.t
and that, under the extradition hi us
of the state, he can not hon r a re
quisition for such an object as tn it.
A Happy Home.
As many of the little friemls ..f the
E. S. Wathen children making
inquiries about the progn ss 'hey are
making at the Orphanage we publish
elow a poem written by orienne,
ho is but twelve years -.i::
Will He a Planet of the Klr.i Magni
tude. The Hon. Erving Winslow, secre
tary of the Anti-Imperial League, has
low has done a great deal of honest
labor, hut now he has surpassed him
self. He has issued an "Appeal to
the Sovereign People." The sover
eign jieople are highly fortunate in
having such a man appeal to them.
Mr. Winslow sees happiness spring
ing up everywhere.
"the destruction of our govern
ment, taxation, militarism and the
costly and unending war of a plane
These are the things that are going
to happen if the Hon. Erving Wins
low sees straight. r.xactly what a
planetary policy is he only knows,
Hut, league or no league, the United
States is destined to be a planet of the
first magnitude, and the rest of the
world will have to be content to re?
volve around it, subject, of course,
to tbe Hon. Erving Winslow. New
"It is a surprising faet," says Prof.
Houton. "that in my travels in all
parts of the world, for the last .ten
years, I have met more )ieople having
used Green's August Flower than any
other remedy, for dyspepsia, deranged
liver and stomach, and for constipa
tion. I find for tourists and salesmen,
or for persons tilling office tositions,
where headaches and general bad
feelings from irregular habits exist,
that Green's August Flower is a grand
remedy. It does not injure tbe system
yb frequent use, and is excellent for
sour stomachs and indijestion. "
Sample bottles free at W. H. Coerver.
Sold by dealers in all civilized
An Ordinance Vetoed.
Mayor Coerver used the veto power
at the council meeting Monday night
and vetoed the beer depot license or
dinance. This action of the Mayor
leaves the city without a license ordi
nance for beer depots. It leaves the
city powerless to collect a license from
the St. Louis millionaire brewers. It
gives the big St. Louis brewers the
freedom f the city and gives them a
chance by "ways that are dark and
tricks that are vain" ta infringe upon
the rights of a home brewery.
We do not know what exc.i-e the
Mayor made for vetoing the beer de-
Kit ordinance or whether be makes
any excuse at all, but we do Know
that to a large number of people in
this city his veto does not look rigf.i.
The ordinance vetoed was drafted
City Attorney Whitelaw and .m.
Whitclaw was priding himself oi.
passage ol his ordinance ln:i- .
claimed he would make stick am.
the test of all opposition in the s
mil out of the courts.
Notice to Families Wlsblnic !-. ,1
If families who wish ! h..aiu
students will send their - o ihe
President of the Normul chutd,
stating the number of students they
can board or tbe numin r ol rooms
they will rent, whether they prefer
v'oung men or young women, at what
price they will board students or rent
rooms, and where their houses are
located, this information will be placed
on file for tbe guidance of students
seeking board or rooms.
Millions i.lven Away.
It is certainly gratifying to tbe pub
lic to know of one concern in the land
who are not afraid to le generous to
the needy and suffering. The propri
etorsof Dr. KingVNew Discovery for
consumption, coughs and colds have
given away over ten million trial bot
tles of this great medicine: and have
the satisfaction of knowing it has ab
solutely cured thousands of hopeless
cases. Asthma, oronenms, Hoarse
ness and all diseases of the throat,
chest and lungs are surely cured by it.
Call on I. Men Miller, druggist, and
get a free trial bottle. Regular size
50i" and il. Everv bottle guarynted
Or price refunded. 'i
Nil! ;ce is hereby given that the co
i.ii .m-i'ship heretofore existing be
iween John V. Umglois and A. H.
l-ik-!i. under the firm name of Lang
lois ,v Deiken. grocers, was, on the
14th day of August, 18W. dissolved
by mutual consent. The business will
be carried on bv John W. Langlois,
who will collect all debts and pay all
liabilities ol the old hrm.
John W. Lanuums.
A. H. Deiken.
August 10, 1X!W. augl.'i
Heart-burn from excessive smoking,
or from any other cause, is relieved
by the first dose of No. 10, Dr. Hum-1
phreys' Specific for Dyspepsia.25c
In Revenue Stamps
On a Mortgag-a Filed In the Circuit
Clerk's Office at Jackson.
A mortgage for forty million dol
lars on the St. Louis, Iron Mountain
and Southern railroad and in favor
of the Metropolitan Trust Company
of New York was filed in the Circuit
Clerk's office at Jackson Tuesday.
The document is ornamented with
twenty thousand dollars worth of rev
This is the biggest amount of reve
nue stamps ever placed on a document
in Missouri. The mortgage is signed
by George Gould as President of th
St. Iouis, Iron Mountain and South
Week Eyes Made stronm
dim vision made clear, styes reuio.ed
and granulated lids or sore eyes nf
any kind speedily and effectually
cured by the use of Sutherland's. Eitglj
Eve Salve. It's out up in tub-s. : ll
sold on a guarantee-by all gf-' iii u
A Happy Crowd Making- tin' (!.' I
Last Saturday, a hapi..- i-r., .t! f
young ladies from, the V ijil End. St.
Louis, made the round ti ii. on the
steamer Grey Eagle. TliM. young la
dies were chaperoned by Mrs. .ula
Hinrichs, a charming oung widow of
Cook Avenue, St. Louis. While the
boat was discharging . her cargo of
freight here in the afternoon the young
ladies were shown over the city. They
were a jolly crowrt und every member
of the party eei-meii to lie enjoying
the trip. The ;oiii;g ladies were ih -
lighted with ou i-ton ii and -spc ially
with our city j .irk.
The officers ti.e Gicv l-Jlgle seem
to be favorites uiih 'hi- bi-sl class of
St. Louis pt.iole ut.tl uhrii ihev want
to spend a lew ..i4s ,ut of iln ny
they hunt u, In i . Ij vi i. iio
is always iaii t- i. i im 'n-u:on
his boat i. - u. . .. i i.i.iiif
There is in,. i. ri.u.i. .. .n v a . nut
on Uie ... issts-i . i vim is in. -i e
popular illau ' ..i. 1 in'. .i:.u -fit-
cialh K.miu iovkii.!.' i-uny w un.ws
say- ..ii: ins lut
UJ:. . 1 1 i.. Vi i v
I . I.I OKS
girl is lriuli-.
.vi . i.e.
Ii. ...w lii-r-Mui j'liur l'i;:-rs. In i r
ti.:. ni ieavii.y New York lor i.:s
-tiiiiiiH-r resort without ii few iHittles,
Ini- li.i-v aluavs cure his faluilv. and
iiri' far Mlicriorto quinine.
lie-Elected Vl-e I'ri-sMi iil-.
i: iias been many years sim-e a Yii-e
I'li sident was iviiominated. Johut.
'a iliiiuii. who served from I2. to
was the last, and, altogether,
tin- only Vice Presidents who were re
elected were .1 oh ll Adams. George
Clinton. Daniel D. Tompkins and
John C. Calhoun. If Mr. Holm it
consents to : uu, and he will be again
elected, his name will be added in a
short list containing some of the must
eminent men in American history. -Cincinnati
A yueer (f) Medicine.
There is a Medicine whose pr o
prietors do not claim to have dis
covered some hitherto unknown in
gredient, or that it is a cure-all. This
honest medicineonly claims to cure
certain diseases, and tbat its ingred
ients are recognized by the most skill
ful physicians as being the best for
Kidney and Bladder Diseases. It is
Foley's Kidney Cure.
The strongest argument against the
election law governing St. Louis is
that it was passed by a Democratic
Assembly to overcome a fair majority
in a Republican city but moral points
don't count for as much as technical
flaws in contending against unright
eous legislation. Kansas Citv Star.
Three Doctors in Consultation.
From Benjamin Franklin.
"When you are sick, what you like
best is to be chosen for a medicine in
the first place: what experience tells
you is best, to be chosen in the second
place: what reason (i.e. Theory) says
is best is to be chosen in the last place.
But if you can get Dr. Inclination,
Dr. Experience and Dr. Keason to
hold a consultation together, they will
give you the best advice that can lie
When you have a bad cold Dr. In
clination would recommend Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy because it is
pleasaut and safe to take. Dr. Ex
perience would recommend" it because
it never fails to effect a speedy and
permanent cure. Dr. Reason would
j recommend it because it is prepared
I on scientific principles, and acts on
j nature's plan in relieving the lungs,
opening the secretions and restoring
the system to a natural and healthy
! condition. For sale by I. Ben Miller.
The Coming Test in Missouri.
In the platform adopted in the Dem-
ocratic Congressional Convention in
the Eighth Missouri district is this
passage: "We are unreservedly op-
; posed to the militarism and iinrial-
jisra of President McKinley. We waul
.no empire. Ucare willing to st.r. ..
. 1 a.U t j L II Tl l-l.
u, mo o. rcpuouc. xiie plana rx-
cites much comment throughout the
country. It breathes the spirit of mi -
render wherever the Hag has been re-
cently advanced. If Judge Sha. Vlt
ford. w jo. represents Ihis pi; ;khii
sh uid ' wirciedtoC
be ?-iint any ad liln., :o "ol.
r.' .o!i--. " 'ongresT. h...a r. t ve"
o . tho gov-.-.-iinii.' . I'm. io
Iaw..ii or the ri.i.ip.iii.rs. '.ne
lu . o o: i uba
i' .Jc lied. ii.o .
or . .i.iu
ii t. ! .'
ji' .tg.lins' a.-.V - ..-
' ii- .is ."i! t ije poln-H.s
J ih.it ci'iitem.ilate eXi'iir-
-ior w.cV.icfo'a "a c,.uir.i..i .u
;:..ini n en'i..ri..:nie:it of tin :;:m
.. i v.c i :ig'.,ist uiincxutiuu ft"
Wii-,r. 'P..; boundaries of lh; -(ii:
jlie. .. nil .i wo'.iiu e.ritirie all t ...
tory -quired later than Alaska, nr
the limit set for him h the pi;.. ior t.
lie iia.- fully accepted.
TIim Hiiiniiu-'.i .it.'jn is raising t,-.e''.
re ilii.Tiits of voiuiiieers mr luc v.. i
ous ii.-.i.-e.-ut ion ol tin- Wiir in Ln.oii.
Ares i ii.; majority of voters i:i t!
r.iglitd di-triet ouuosed to lliisr i-o
tiny want in tiiiit'r The eleciioi ol
S!iii-Klc!o:-ii would lie an !itlir:iial.e
auswi'i-. ;.u. so construed in o'l.i r
states. According to the ilt-isn.i
the coming ti.-sl at the polls expi.iisn
on the tloor of the House will h..
one vote more or oin; less, ai.i!
Pi-esident a Mippm-'t-t in the I'm
pine policy or another bitter an:,
nist and ol.si: ;:i Uonist. The silo
of the Shacklejord plaiform would be
extremely consoling to Aguinaldo,
who in's to ub.ii in the sovereigi.i y .
as aiiuoiiiii-eu in a lecent pi oi-.iim.i-
t.nii, ly a political overturn in the
Uiiitt-d -Staii-e. Probably the surren
der -pi. uk on which Shackleford i
ruuuiiig i.its already appeaivd in
Aguinal-io's otlicuil organ and ticr-s
the arms ..I I. Is brigiincs to kc-:i on
killing Aim ricau sohhers. Tli- p.... K
wi i iiciignt t.ii- lagal heart.
-t iloric-Diiiio -mt.
r i. its irmii schuriixiii.
i.o .. Mr. Sclitiruian. pi-esiden: .1
i'ii.iippiiics coiumission. lias not
j.r -:-.-iiii ii his official report to the
linisl.-.itioti. he has touched ill coii-
vki -.it ion upon some matters that
should Ih- sti-iidilv kept in tiiinii.
Wliat be says concerning the import
ance i tins countrv ol coiiiinerce in
the i'.icitic ami of trade with the pop
u. -.us nations ol Eastern Asia cannot
In- impressed with too much emphasis.
This is a nation of workers rapidly
multiplying in numbers and we can
not afford to neglect the development
o: business with races that ara nearer
tons than to industrial rivals. In re
gard to the war in the Philippines Mr
Schurman dwells upon the fact that
onlv one tribe, the Tagals, is hostile,
and that the rebellion does not em
brace the whole of tbe Island of Luzon.
He places the total population of the
islands at U,000,000, of whom not
more than one-sixth are inclined to
ward insurrection. Where revolt has
appeared n a few other islands the
Tagals are behind it.
Mr. Schurman was against annexa
tion when he departed on his mission '.
He has changed hie mind. On the
way home he remarked to a corres
pondent that "For reasons of com
merce and because of opportunities of
investment, the Philippines should re
main as they are a part of the United
States." In the Islands of Panay
and Negros Aguinaldo has Tagal de
tachments to levy tribute on the peo
ple and compel them to rise against
the United States. They are unwel
come visitors and would be expelled
by the natives if they had effective
arms. Commissioner Schurman lie-
lie ves that the Filipinos, when tbe
Tagals are subdued, will be a desir
able population, and rapidly improve
under the influences of civilization.
There are 500 islands, and serious re
volt in only one. The authority of
the United States is practically un
challenged in the entire group except
by one tribe, bent on dominating the
others against their will and defying
our rights of treaty. It is not sur
prising that Mr. Schurman is now in
favor of keeping the sovereignty ceded
by Spain. Globe-Democrat.
The Eagle, Kin- or all Birds,
s note 1 for its'keen sight, clear and
distinct vision. So are those persons
who use Sutherland's Eagle Eye Salve
for weak eyes, styes, sore eyes of any
kind or granulated.lids. Sold by all
dealers at 23 cents.
BAD SMASH UP.
. W W 'Anna.a TAam Han A
ana Kuned a Fine Surrey.
The 8pan of fine bay8 atUched to
tLat fine ,hmy with Mrs. Norman,
her daughter. Mrs. Ed Kimmel and a
colored ,B ,he f. na thig
mjrnl (Wednesday) and the oceu-
pants of Uk. ..lvv were ,);luiy
bruiseu but llolie of U:eIU badly
, hu.t The , , a total wreck.
The Urn i Remedy Ior Flux.
Mr. John Mathias, a well known
stork dealer of Pulaski, Ky., says:
"After suffering for over a week with
Hux, and my physician having failed
; to relieve me, I was advised to try
' Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarr'ioea Remedy, and have the
pleasure of stating that the half of
one bottle cured u.e.'' For sale by I.
A Trip Over the southern Missouri
I was surprised ou lea vino Cape
Girardeau on an early train to find
the road lied iu such line condition,
but after a short time I leered out
from the car windows and saw that
the company had a large force of men
at work raising the track and putting
in new ties all along the line. The
compauy has the material on the
ground to make and repair all bridges
and culverts over the entire line aud
the same will be put in fine condition
in the next few mouths.
The company is ei'Ociiag new water -Uii.ks
.l Hie latest patterns with steel
frame, set on solid rock foundation
and when t-oiupleii ti will give the road
a- go,,.. ..: . m:i vict as any in the
c iii.ir .
i... com; :,:.v I- sptiiciiig a very
..r- -.. . , . in.... v .or labor. The
i.. . . .1.. .iiii;. ainoiii.ied to over
t . ... .1 . iii.ijoriiy ol ihal amount
, .., - .. i. na i iu-an with our
i.i.-:is- it... ii ni- snppnes. The pay
I.- . .i . .,-ia.r lor . I uly was
..i i...t.oii . :n i.ii-gi-r iilllonnl of
in . ii i v oi uu -in coiiK-s irom
N li tU ..i.d is iislributed with the.
. ., . ... sioiitni Missouri.
. . .mi .i si.iui lime iintil the
in ... mam iiom Caiie Girar
ii. .. .t. iiuiiu-r it. linve hours or less.
'l ! wni in a short time ex-
l- .. i!.e i.i.L into Arkaiisasaud Texas
1. hill i S il lio
. I.I !. St
.- O. U oi .
,.i. iiii-j. cai.
hat the preliminary
a : w-u as soon as the
roiii its torid state,
i ,ieG i i iii iii . ill -null Id
io layor ihis c un
til work ;o s ctoe
:o.- i wasfiig r tiepot up lli town ml
.' :.v.i i i'iii.l wlilt huolilu lie ol asl
,0.1.1111c .o tin- travei. ng public
i. .idd iii.-i to the business in
an.. i:. .-it i wellfare of our
Hi .lille c.ly.
A ll.iln V ; Kept t.Hol.
it was way back in the 'Tl's,';
said an oid engineer. "I was pulling
the limited east from Council Bluffs
to Chicago over the Rock Island.
"The night was bitterly cold. We
were about twenty miles out and had
stopped at a night office for orders
and had started up again, when the
fireman reached over and said: '
"There is a hobo on tbe pilot. Saw
him get on at tbe depot." 'Sure?' I
said, Go out on the running board
and see if he's there yet.' The lire
man did as he was ordered to do and
returned with the information that the
hobo was still there.
"Well," I said, 'it's a bitter cold
night and if he can stand it there I
am willing he should ride with me,'"
"And we went toward Chicago with
old 211 barking like sixty at the low
joints ahead, and forgetful of our
head-end passenger on the pilot."
"By and by, by the faint glimmer
ing of the headlight. I thought I saw
ahead what seemed to be a bunch of
cattle on the track."
"As we approached it the bunch
seemed to grow larger. It was now
too late to do anything, so I just pull
ed her wide open, and old -11 hit that
bunch of cattle 'kabif.' "
"To paraphrase the language of
Teuuysou. who glides into raptures
of admiration over the charge of the
Light Brigade at Balaklava, there
was just simply cattle to the right of
us. cattle to the left us, and more in
front of us.
"After it was over our thoughts re
verted to the hobo on the pilot, 'lio
out and see if he is still there,' I said.
''Well," said an old brakeman, un
der whose feet the frosts of many win
ters had crackled as he wended his
way in the dark over many a long
train of box cars, who had been lis
tening to the story, i'Well," said he,
"was he killed?" r
'No," replied the engineer. "There
he eat, as large as any hobo could
sit, on the pilot, with an oyster can,
milking one of those durned cows."