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GREAT SPORT WHICH IS FOUND IN
Countless Swarms Wbich Congregate Be
tween the Bed River Valley and the Mis
sissippi—Shooting Does Not Appear to
Diminish Their Number.
Wild goose hunting on the plains of
the northwest is a sport which always
has great charm even for the experi
enced Nimrod. It is a sport replete
with incident and a recreation which
must once be indulged in to he thor
oughly appreciated. The wild goose is
known in all parts of North America,
but in no section of the country does
this bird appear in such numbers as in
that territory lying between the Be
river valley and the Missouri river.
There the geese a in countless
numbers and become corpulent on the
grains of No 1 hard which have been
shaken from the stalk by the reaper and
are lying in the stubble everywhere.
Large numbers of the birds are killed
by resident hunters and for eastern
markets, but no apparent diminution is
noticeable in the size and number of
the flocks to be seen when the shooting
season begins each year.
A hour's lively sport with the hon
kers on the wheatfields of North Da
kota means but one thing to the inex
perienced hunter, and that is something
for his pains, especially if he happens
to get in a well concealed stand direct
ly in the line of flight. Then it is noth
ing uncommon for him to "tumbl
over" a wagon load of geese in very
short order. Wild geese are a staple
commodity in North Dakota and read
ily bring from $2.50 to $3 per dozen
during the shooting season. In the lit
tle towns and stations along the North
ern Pacific railway, during the fall and
spring flights, almost everybody turns
out for a few hours in the morning and
toward the close of the day to shoot at
the geese, and a right warm reception
are the birds treated to. Many will
ride to the outskirts of the town and
shoot from a buggy or wagon at the
passing myriads overhead and occasion
ally bring down a bird at long range.
The hunter who is out for business
and is Bhooting for market and the
money there is in it drives out 10 or
15 miles over the prairie several hours
before daylight, and after selecting a
spot where the geese have been seen in
great numbers the day before digs a
pit in the ground large enough to con
ceal himself and arranges the stubble or
grass about the mouth of it so as to pre
sent a natural appearance. Close by
he plants his decoys and settleB back in
the pit and anxiously awaits the com
ing of the morning. It is still dark,
but from every quarter of the prairie
come sounds of animal life which fore
tell the coming of a new day. The
mournful cry of the curlew is heard
overhead, and a flock of plover demon
strate their close proximity by the hur
tling noise of their wings.
For some time he sits in a cramped
position, listening to the booming notes
of a prairie chicken, which bird is pour
ing forth a volume of drumlike sounds.
Th sharp yelp of a coyote not far away
is unmistakable evidence that that
thriving, skulking animal has jumped
up a cotton tail and is hustling for an
early breakfast. A the first peeping of
the gray dawn the hunter suddenly
hears a welcome sound—the faint and
faraway honk-honk of the goose.
examines his gun and notes the direc
tion of the sound. Nearer and nearer
the sound comes, and .nally he ven
tures to take a peep out of the pit and
discovers the distant outlines of a large
flock spread out shaped in the morn
ing sky, bearing oil to one side. Ap
parently they have not seen the decoys,
and the hunter thinks it is yet too dark.
Suddenly the leader is seen to waver,
and with loud cries the flock turns and
circles" around "the decoys as if suspi
cious of their genuineness, but drawing
nearer at each turn. They have ap
proached within easy shooting distance,
and just as soon as the flock pitches
down among the decoys the loud bang!
bang I of a heavily loaded shotgun is
heard, and puffs of smoke are seen
coming apparently from the surface of
the earth a short distance away. Sev
eral geese are lying on the ground, and
one is skimming away over the prairie
with a tipped wing.
Some other flocks appear, and the
shooting becomes lively until the snn
is ally two hours high, when the flocks
diminish, both in size and number, and
with the exception of a few stragglers
the morning flight is over.
Crystal Springs is the name of a small
station on the Northern Pacific, 8 0 miles
west of Jamestown, N There are
several small alkali lakes in close prox
imity to the station i.nd a nnraber of
springs in the hills near by, from which
the place gained its name. The town
proper consists of a depot, boarding
house and water tank and a population
not exceeding 10 souls. One April
morning a few years or so since the
writer, in company with the telegraph
operator at the place, sallied forth in
quest of geese, large flocks of which
were seen circling around and alight
ing on a small lake, fringed with bashes
and tall grass, not over a mile from the
etation. After a full hour spent in
crawling over the ground and keeping
out of sight as much as possible the
hunters crept through the grass to the
bushes and looked cautiously out
Upward of 1,000 geese were sporting
en the water, diving, squawking and
carrying on at a great rate. When the
edge of the flock had come within 80
yards the hunters raised their guns and
gave them a barrel, following it up it
the remaining barrel as they rose heav
il from the water. Twenty-eight geese
were gathered np as the result of the
shot, 24 of them the white «r brant
geese. The remaining four were fine
specimens of that wariest of all birds
of its species—the blackhead or Cana
dian goose. Th morning's work as
A Traveler Tells of One Found In an
W went into the hut after some
hesitation—the dragoman whispered
there were ladies there—and found a
vigorous old man telling his Mussul
man beads crosslegged on a mud bench,
and on the floor bent over the fire the
oldest looking human being I ever saw
I have seen, and wondered
Hot that they were dead, but in what
part of her withered desiccated frame
that old woman found space to keep the
stern vital energies that lined her grim,
carved face I can scarcely guess. She
looked no more living than seaweed
does, dried and stretched on paper. Her
arms, her legs—thrust almost into the
fire—were so shrunk that the long
leathern flesh and flaccid muscles hung
round them like dangling shreds on
"Roun her neck were beads of
wood, and round her wrists leathern
bracelets—though, to be sure, I cannot
feel certain they were not folds of skin
—and on her face lurked not only lines,
but gullies and passages, they seemed
BO deep and fallen. Bu for the occa
sional upturned glance of her cold, un
questioning eye I could not have sup
posed her anything else than one of the
earliest and best preserved of the re
motest queens of Egypt.
"Th old man gave us a lusty wel
come and sent for milk and dates and
filled our pockets. showed us his
long spear that hung against the wall
and told me with a proud gesture that
he had often killed hia man bat more
often with a sword, and taking me by
the shoulder showed me fiercely how
he used to do it. was 90 years old
and had never been farther from home
than Assouan, and then only once.
A his sons sat and stood round us,
and in the background against the mud
granary white teeth glimmered and the
broad, black faces of the women shone.
I asked him what present he would
like, and he asked for a little rice and
a little coffee. Al the time he clutched
and fingered his Muslim rosary, which,
when I admired, he wanted me to ac
cept. The son came back with us to
the dahbeah and carried off the coffee
and rice in envelopes, to which I add
ed a handful of cigarettes and a couple
of oranges, with particular injunctions
that one as to be give to the old gen
A. Weird Love Story.
The strangest test of will power and
endurance ever made, a id E Gon
sauls of the City of Mexico, at the
Southern, as in Mexico, the charac
ters being a Mexican girl and an Amer
ican man They were lovers, and the
girl's parents refused their consent to
the union, insisting that she should
marry a wealthy Mexican suitor. A
the suggestion of the girl they agreed
to die together, and to test the strength
and endurance of each other's love
they chose a means of suicide unlike
any ever dreamed of before. Food
and fruit were placed on a table in the
center of a room, occupied by both, the
girl having escaped from her home, but
being unwilling to elope with her lover.
It as agreed that they should starve
to death it plenty before them and
should either succumb to nature and
partake of the food then both were re
leased from the bond of death, but there
should be an everlasting separation. Fo
12 days they endured the pangs of hun
ger without a murmur or a thought of
wavering from their purpose to die to
gether. The twelfth day the father of
the girl discovered her whereabouts,
and breaking the door they were car
ried out, too faint to stand alone. It
took them several days to recover their
strength, and when they did they were
married. This is a true statement, and
the American is living with his Mex
ican wife today."—St. Louis Globe
Within the last few years numbers of
forgeries of extremely rare coins in the
British museum and in private collec
tions have been sold by auction in Lon
don. So good is their execution that it
seems probable that means have been
devised for casting steel dies on plaster
casts or of hardening electrotype dies.
The manufacture of rare "siege pieces,"
carried on in one of our midland towns,
shows a far lower amount of skill.
When genuine but defaced coins are
restruek with new impressions, it is
very difficult to discover the fraud.
Some genuine ancient coins are surfrap
pees in this manner—as, for instance, a
whole class of Jewis coins which are
struck on Roman silver denarii. Bu
when the image and superscription of
William III can be discerned underly
ing the device on a rare crown piece of
Elizabeth, the question of its authentic
ity is soon solved.—Longman's Maga
The Law of the. Jangle.
The law of the jungle, which never
orders anything without a reason, for
bids every beast to eat man except when
he is killing to show his children
to kill, and then he must hunt outside
the hunting grounds of his pack or
tribe. Th real reason for this is that
man killing means, sooner or later, the
arrival of white men on elephants, with
guns, and hundreds of brown men with
gongs and rockets and torches. Then
everybody in the jungle suffers. The
reason the beasts give among them
lelves is that man is the weakest and
most defenseless of all living things,
and it is unsportsmanlike to touch him
They say, too—and it is true—that man
eaters become mang and lose their
teeth.—Budyard Kiplin in St. N
It seems that some 180,000 persons
commit suicide yearly. When one
realizes how large is the number of per
sons are "tired of if it seems
doubly strange that so few of one'a
enemies should be among them.—Mil
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price stamped on the bottom, look for It when you buy
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Call or Write,
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BEST TOR SHIRTS.
THE PROCTER & GAMBLE CO., CINTI.
-that's my wife's you know—wears
a cheerful, life-is-worth-liviiig expres
sion, ever since 1 presentedher a box a
She is always recommending^VPJ
^oaps to her friends—says she is
through with experiments—has just
what she needed to make labor easy,
and ensure perfectly dean clothes
She knows what she's talkingabout—
Wt torget it.
A S S KIRK & CO. Chicago
Made only by
DR. A. OWEN.
Contains fullest information, list of diseases, cut of belts anrl a-oiiai •::..
monials and portraits of people who have been cured, etc. Published in it. v,
ish and Norwegian languages. This valuable catalogue will be tent to a:: :a
six cents postage.
THE SK00KUM ROOT HAIR GROWER
The P. Lorillard Co.,
HOW IT WAS OBTAINED,
ACROSS TH E PLAINS SN »52.
A GOLD MINER DISCOVERS SOMETHING MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOli
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A STATEMENT OF THE CASE.
The Owen Electric Belt and Appliance Co., Chicago, III.
GBNTLEMEN—1 have been for some time considering the propriety of writing to
you a few lines, relative to my experience with the Owen Electric Belt and Appliance
obtained from you about eighteen (18) months ago. Justice to your company, and a
desire on my part to make known to others who may be suffering from a similar a
tion the relief I obtained from your institution, prompt me to send to yon a voluntary
statement of my case.
I am a gold miner by occupation, and have been for many years. I crossed the.
plains to California in 1852, and since then have been in most of the prominent mining
camps in the then territories of Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Idaho, Utah,
Wyoming, and at present in Dakota. Leading the rough and exposed life incidental to
my occupation, caused me to fall a victim to rheumatism which finally utterly pros
trated me in Helena, Mont., in "65." I was under the best medical treatment obtain
able in Montana for one year, with but slight improvement, and was finally advised to
live among the Indians, and subject myself to their "sweat" treatment This I did
and remained with them about a year, obtaining only temporary relief.
Since that time I have been a chronic sufferer—suffering pain and torture inde
scribable almost continually. It would be useless to attempt to describe my sufferings.
It most be sufficient to state that I suffered from rheumatism in its worst form. I had
spent large sums of money, changed climate, visited Hot Springs, lived alternately in
high and low altitudes, and employed the best medical advice obtainable, hoping to
alleviate, if not cure my complaint. It was all to no purpose, and I had abort de
spaired of ever recovering fully my shattered health, when my attention was called to
the Owen Electric Belt by a fellow miner, Mr. J. C. Johnson, of Creek City, who was
also suffering from rheumatism, and who claimed to have derived great benefit from a
belt obtained from you. I had tried so many remedies that I was fairly discouraged
and skeptical about obtaining relief from any source, but finally determined it was r~
duty to give your appliance a trial. I will also state right here that, since cominV to
the town, I have also suffered greatly from kidney disease.
At last I sent for one of your belts, and applied it carefully, according to '.
printed directions accompanying the same, and can now truthfully say, as I now rV to
you, that I am no longer troubled with my kidneys, that I am entirely ftee from tiw
matism, and I consider my health as perfect. All this I consider is owing to v--«r
valuable and priceless Owen Electric Belt, and I feel I am only performing a duty a-o
paying a deserved tribute to Dr. Owen in sending this unsolicited statement oi
case for his information. Sincerely your friend,
Persons making inquiries from the writers of testimonials will TL."
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OUR ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUr
CROOK CITY, S. D., Jan. 23, 1893.
Crook City, Lawrence Co., S.
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Beginning with a small local sale ia a
retail drug store, the business of Hood's
Sarsaparilla has steadily increased until
there is scarcely a village or hamlet in
the United States where it is unknown.
To-day Hood's Sarsaparilla stands at
the head in the medicine world, admired
in prosperity and envied in merit by
thousands of would-be competitors. It
has a larger sale than any other medicine
before the American public, and probab
ly greater than all other sarsaparilla
and blood purifiers combined.
Such success proves merit.
If you are sick, is it not the medicine
for you to try? Hood's cures
It destroys parasOie uuset»,uUfAji
If yonr dragglst^cannot snppfr yoa, send dfnet to ns, and we wth forward
See the Word's Fail for fifteen Cents
Upon receipt of your address and fif
teen cents in postage stamps, we will
mail you prepaid our Souvenir Portfolio
of the World's Columbian Exposition
the regular price is Fifty cents, but as
we want you to have one, we make the
price nominal. Yo will find it a work
of art and a thing to be prized. It con
tains full page views of the great build
ings, with descriptions of same, and is
executed in highest style of art. If not
satisfied with it, after ye get it, we will
refund the stamps and let you keep the
book, Address 4
.. H. E E & Co.,
he oldest tobacco manufac
turers in America and the
largest in the World.
Should use the best Hour
Manufactured by the Empire Mill Co. of
N Ul has this reputation and deser
ves it. It makes the whitest bread. Call
for it of your grocery dealer.
The undersigned wishes to announce
to the public, and especially to his old
customers that on the corner of Minneso
ta and 2d south street in NewUlm,he.has
opened a Wool and Woolen Goods de
partment, where he keeps blankets,
flannel, knitting-yarn, stockings and
woolen-patting of his own manufacture,,
for sale and in exchange for sheep-wool.
B. a r,
Manufacturer of Woolen Goods.
New Harness Shop!
I will keep on hand a complete assort
ment of light and heavy
and everything that pertains to the sadd
Fine custom work a specialty. I in
Tit3 an inspection of my goods from the
public. O N E S Jr.
Minnesota Street N Ulm.
ALSO Lltf $*OCb DEALER.
Handles fresh and salt meats, hams sau
sages, etc. Highest prices paid for hogs
cattle, and hides.
Cor, Mianesota and Centre Streets.
N E W
EMPIRE MILL CO.
Building Stone For Sale.
The JSTew Ul Stone Company is rea
dy to sell building stones at the Quarry
For prices inquire of J. Pfenninger, W
Boesch, A. Schell or Chas. Stolzenberg,.
N O I E he use of land for pastur
ing or cutting of wood or quarrying and
hauling of stone is not allowed unless by
a written permit from the company.
N E W S O N E CO I
HT is a fact
That the place to gey
Christmas Presents, in
"Watches, Clocks. Jewel
ry, Silverware fc c-cta
cles, Rmjrs Ornaments
and Ear-rings is the
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