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THfc ARGUS, SATURDAY. DECEMBER 12, iSgt.
vvy. r.RASS THOUGHTS.
i nye's touching little poem
'about the horrse. hoss hoce.
m.ii Who Courted Oeath by Start-
. kfrln Institute Chicago Rc-
fl.itt -Twn Mttle Clrls Wtio Lout
,, P) riirM. 1301, by Edtfar V. Xye.1
iv Tin Bi.uk (Jkass Country, i
Tin- ,'imMry is as liard to beat as a
, .lirv r:irH-t. From an agricultural
P1'" -.. t e 1 i
( i!i every nana values are
everv direction. Advanc-
i"i 1 know of. I used to at
. Hi-it .1 mvelf. but now 1 do not use
j,,,,,,!- 111 rmyi.'iiii.
p.ir :1wriv in whichever way the en-rip:ii:-"l
e'e ,,m-v tnrn il; sees "tended
nt.i hiiioh-,' the stately trees, carpeted
wjtl! ..:niiil'ul blue grass and studded
ritli r.-in:ii? f-teeis.
CROWXFD WITH LAURELS.
The lime dnst from the magnificent
nvis falls upon the stimulated roots of
the eternal lawns and fertilizes them the
rpar rund till the rich carpet crowds
th white toll road and checks the trunks
of the trees almost, as one may say.
Where will you see such wonderful
Sh'Tthnrns, such slender legged, grace
ful ami high blooded horses, such elon
fTife.l men, snch powerful native wines.
mail-; from the clustering corn? Where
will you see such thrift among the
thrifty and snrh a lack of it among the
other pt-ople? Echo, after wiping off her
inn tiiniiglitfully, answers, Nowhere."
I: is h'-re that we strike still another
pri'ininciation of the word ,-horse." It
hus inspired me to wiite a few stanzas
-...:.!. 1 it k v n.. : . B r : n
ruiiti'-ii .- Aew x ir ui Ajuies on me
Ilnss."' It reads as follows:
Wlien the cowboy lights out o'er the alkali
With a skin full of rum and remorse.
You'll dud liim most always, in sun or in rain.
OnNide of what be terms a hwrse.
And up in New England, witb abdomen bine.
The Puritan, frescoed with mniK,
Put-, cod liver oil on his wagon so new
Ami lew it be hitches a iohk.
Rut here in Kentucky, where nature is kind
Ami hottinij is middlinsr cluoe.
You'll llml the fair (tlrls and elongated men
Admiring and loving the hoce.
'WnnU ami music for Halo at this office, or
fut mi receipt of price by addressing the au-
thor at lluc-k Shoals. N. C
fl-rc I jnct young Mr. Beck, son of
Senator Beck and late president of the
senate of Wyoming. He presided when
1 revisited my old home a year ago in
the voting state where I was once a jus
tice of the peace and editor of the frolic-
witne hut impecunious Doomcranrf.
It was at Cheyenne hist year that 1
Paii'. to myself, '"1 wiU see the new capi
tal building and shake hands with Sec
retary of State Meldrum, whose lawn
tivil to be the arena on which my cats
and Judge Brown's used to settle past
As 1 went into the assembly chamber
the gavel of Speaker Downey fell with a
mellow thud and he announced that on
th floor of the house a pioneer of the
early days, crowned now with the lau
Ms of a grateful people, bearing mod-
e-'lv upon his highlv emphasized brow
tlx- wreath which he had so bravely
won in the face of outrageous fortune,
now stood, and he took pleasure in say
in' to gentlemen and memliers of the
as-embly that the regular order of busi
es would le suspended pending a mo
tion to adjourn. The member from
('rook county (Mr. Kellogg) then rose
mid, with a flood of eloquence worthy of
a better cause, welcomed the prodigal,
aiid after asking that the fatted mav
erick be slain he moved that the house
do now adjourn in honor of the occasion,
It was an elorpient address, and placed
Mr. Kellogg at the head of the house as
it: easy going and graceful speaker.
The senate had received the wink and
adjourned, so that in ten minutes an in
tonnal reception was in progress and
tiie legislative' branch of the state gov
rninent of Wyoming had taken an
'i"'irs holiddv. inst as it would if I had
been ,j deceased member of that body.
It was a proud moment to get the eu
logy and the obituary and yet be able to
in breakfast the following day. No cne
who has not swelled tip with pardonable
pride over his own well wi rded epitaph
1 ui fully appreciate the pleasure of such
Kentucky is full of chivalry and other
I uToceries. I was asked to try some
"t the oilier wet groceries. I took
f'Me ile ; fie. My physician says
tiiat jlu-re js a mark f brass knuckles on
"li--siile of my face miii) an abrasion at
tiie i.ase of the skull that looks like the
work of a slungsuot. "Keep as quiet as
"ii can, bathe the face frequently 'n
nuca, apply Mnnded ice poultices a
the base of the skull and hereafter in
Kentucky rememlier that you take whis
kv or nass through the state at msht."
Those are his words as 1 remember them
dimly at this writing.
Yesterday 1 received a pitifnl letter
rrom Mrs, Bartholomew Tidd. of Per
cale. O. She addressed me at Mount
Sterling. Ky., and writes as follows:
"ou can do me a rreat service while
in Kentucky by making inquiries for
toy husband, Bartholomew Tidd. of this
place, who left home for Lexington over
six weeks ago intending to open a Keeley
bichloride of gold ins:itnteiu Kentucky.
His family fear that he has been incau
tious, perhaps, and met with foul play.
Oh, Bir, be kind enor.gh to inquire, and
if death hss really be ;n his portion will
you help me get track of his remains be
fore they become nm.esirable?"
I hadn't the heart t look for Bartholo
mew after I read tht t he had started in
here to build a Keeley institute. It was
a foolhardy thing to do. Some men do
not know much. Thf y have good hearts,
but they are impulsive and do their re
flecting with their Jigestive organs it
would seem. Bartl oloraew Tidd will
never more return to Percale, Ohio, and
ins home. He meant well, but his judg
ment should have leen brought in of
nights when the cold weather came on.
Many a man with a good heart has gone
to his death because his judgment basr-
ged at the knees.
We passed throng i Dwi-'ht. Ills., not
long ago. Dwight is the home of the
Keeley institute. Certainly 1,000 men
were in line or ready to fall into line for
their regular hypodermic bichloride of
gold, and they were good looking men
too. Sad to say, they were in the main
young men. Surely 73 per cent, were
below forty, and not e that I saw looked
like wrecks. They were healthy and
normal in every way apparently, except
that one horror that had darkened their
own lives and tear stained many a pil
low in far away homes.
It must be a good thing. Somehroe
or four patients who have tried the home
treatment have tied, but probably
through ignorance or carelessness, and
the best proof of ti e institute's success
is the growth of the patronage.
If it will do the w rk we will let Dr.
Keeley settle with his conscience, and
every editor can well afford to give him
a column advertisement every Sunday
morning. It will do more good than
many bales of dark and morbid litera
ture of the "Father, dear father, come
home with me now" order.
From Dwight we sailed into Chicago
for a day and saw the big fat stock
show. I am passionately fond of fine
stock, having quite a considerable of it
myself on mv con itrv place at Buck
Shoals, N. C. "
Whenever I see a wide horse with a
heavy head of whiskers on his feet or a
buff or baritone roo -iter, I am tempted to
purchase him for my stud farm.
Some of the abl-?st Shorthorns were
there, and I must'sav that thev are a
more popular clasf of cattle with me,
though not so tail ir made, perhaps, as
the Jersey and AMeruey. The Short
horn is possessed of those elegant quali
ties of mind and he irt which make him
beloved by good people everywhere. He
is full of good impulses au jus, and even
in death we gathc r round him and ap
preciate him. The Shorthorn strikes a
good average for weight, too, for five
steers of this class left Mount Sterling
recently averaging 3,130 pounds apiece.
Along with the fat stock and adjoin
ing tlie hog departi lent was the Lincoln
log cabin. I never before so fully real
ized from what a humble and beggarly
beginning this powerful and gentle man
arose. It is a littl-? broken backed sty
of one room to beg-n with, and another
worse one added w leu Abe got too big
to sleep with his p irents. It is not the
romantic log cabin of Joaquin Miller,
but the shiftless, badly laundered hovel
of weak and hopel iss, doless, miserable
poverty of the inexcusable class.
From here he sti.rted away down the
river with his ftVtboat load of farm
produce and badly rectified whisky, only
to give his work a -id cargo over to the
first unidentified br ncoman, who bongl-.t
his load and agreed to meet him later r.t
New Orleans and t ay him, bnt who for
got about it up io the present time.
Here he visited the old folks again as he
left for the White House, and here he
drove a sharpened stake in after years
to mark the grave of his father and place
a monument there.
PASSIN'I THE HAT.
No Illinois boy need fear the future if
fie will look at thi.t sorry structure, that
tottering, pataetia wreck of Abraham
Lincoln's early home.
Not far away on W abash avenue is
the old Libby pi-won, brought here with
every brick and shingle in its place, and
now a most intt resting war museum.
It is filled with wonders of the civil
war, which every year is making more
valuable as the swift centuries play tag
with each other down the musty cor
ridors of time.
Chicago certainly is getting ready for
the most startling display of everything
that nan siimrise. astonish and instruct
j the gaping millions from abroad and the
eastern gentleman who has not had time
' to go west of t le Hudson river since
William Penn swapped eighty-five cents
! worth of passementerie for the state of
Two litt? girls were on the train south
th other dav. bo md for Lone Pine. We
got to talking with them. They were
very poor and all alone, with a tag
pinned on their poor little gauzy Bhawls
telling the conductor to see that they got
to Lone Pins
"We are going there to meet papa,"
the littlest one said, for 6he wasn't old
enough to keep her affairs to herself.
'He had a bad couth and so the doctor
told nim to go to Lone Pine."
"Have you no mamma, then?"
"Yes, but when papa went away she
run off with a young man that had
pompydoor hair. I'm going to tell papa
on her when I get to Lone Pine. Oh,
she was a bad one, yon better believe.
She s61d the stove and they butchered
the cow and sold it. Oh, she was a bad
one, mamma was. 'N 'en Uncle Ab
bought our tickets and sent ns to papa:
but we've got our dollies, though."
1 he dollies were in their empty lunch
box. It was rather pathetic and a good
chance to do a little direct charity. It
was easy to start such a movement. The
harvest was ripe and the passengers were
willing. We were not sorry about it
when we saw papa, for he was a hollow
chested ma.n with the mark of death on
his pallid face and the propertv flush of
consumption on each cheek bone. We
saw him on the platform at Lone Pine,
with hungry eye looking through the
very walls of the car till he found them
The little one said, "Hello, papa," and
oonnded into his trembling arms.
The elder one caught him by the coat
tails and called attention to how hard it
had been to keep her sister tidy in the
long', dusty, hungry ride. "Just look at
them hands! You wouldn't believe that
I washed them back here about fifteen
miles and wiped 'em on her shawl, 'coz
we got our money that the passengers
give us done up in the han'kercher,
He said nothing. He bowed his head
over them, one at a time, with a hungry
little sob, and there was a tremble in his
beard and we heard him say, "You poor
little neglected, motherless babies."
lhen he took them awav with their
rag dollies and their tear stained faces,
and I thought as they turned away at
bone fi tie that in case eternal punish
ment is a settled fact, the Associate
Mephistoplieles whose duty it may be to
now and then pour hot rozzum on that
fugitive mother and occasionally turn
her around so that the other side can get
a little better done onght naturally to
oe a very busy man. 1 trust she may
read this letter and that she will find it
The Czarina, Alex, there's a plot
against ns right here in our own house
The Czar (carelessly) Oh, Ini getting
used to that sort of tiling.
The Czarina But this is the most das
tardly plo ; yet.
The Czar What is it?
The Czarina (in awful whisper) The
cook is going to leave. Life.
An Able Financier.
As a young man passed along the
street a resident remarked to a visitor:
"That is one of our ablest financiers."
"Why, I am astonished," was the re-
pl ;. "He doesn't look to be over twenty
five." "He isn't so old as that even."
"How does ho happen to be so suc-
"Blamed if I know. He came here a
stranger three years ago, with nothing
except his ood looks, and today he is
the husband of the richest woman in the
town." Detroit Free Press.
The Sail Part of It.
Beaver That was a pad thing about
Bilderwick. He ordered a seventy-five
dollar overcoat, and the day after it was
delivered he was taken down with ty
phoid, and won t be able to wear it for a
Melton Will he be able to wear it
Beaver Oh, yes. But think of hav
ing to wear a new overcoat the same
year yon pay for it. Clothier and Fur
nisher. Kept Count.
Dot went with her mother to church
one Sunday and was as demure as possi
ble. She listened with absorbing inter
est while the minister read through the
hymn beginning "As pants the hart for
cooling streams," when she whispered to
her mother, "Why, mamma, there are
two pair of pants in that hymn." New
She I thought your brother had de
cided to get married in the evening.
Her-He had, bnt I was to be his best
man, and a slight difficulty presented it
self. She Indeed! Pray, what was it?
He We couldn't both wear the same
dress suit. Clothier and Furnisher.
The Actress' Diamonds.
Reporter Did you sell the jewels of
the late Miss Footlytes, which she be
queathed for the founding of a hospital?
Reporter Might I ask how much was
Executor Certainly. It was 4.37.
New York Sun.
Merchant What kind of cider is that?
Farmer Tramp cider.
Merchant What do you call it that
Farmer It never works. Detroit
Peep Laid Villainy.
The Speakership Fight.
Mr. Springer has shown that
he is a good politician. In all
the contest over the speaker
ship he never once lost his
temper, and when he was fin
ally forced to yield he so man
aged as to bear away the
honors of the fray. This was
a great thing to do. In ac
complishing it he gratified his
friends, and at the same time
he administered a severe re
buke to those who refused to
stand by him to the end.
Springer is an indefatigable
worker and by his action in;
this struggle he has shown the
country that he possesses bet
ter metal than he has yet been'
credited with. He has a great
future before him if he will
but take care of himself. To
this end let him see that he
preserves his health. Most
members of congress give way
to some form of pulmonary
trouble. If Mr. Springer will
take Reid's German Cough
and Kidney Cure he will es
cape all danger from this
source. This great remedy is
the best thing in the world for
coughs, colds and every form
of disease that attacks the re
spiratory organs. . This makes
it invaluable for men who
have to talk in public, especial
ly in open air. The remedy
contains no opiate, so that it
can be taken at any time with
out fear of subsequent danger.
It will cure all throat trouble
from simple hoarseness to the
worst form of bronchitis. You
can get it of any druggist, but
be sure to ask for Reid's, and
take no other.
Sylvan Remedy Co..
"ON"E THING CALLS FOR ANOTHER.
Willing to .Satisfy His Cariosity.
Every one has seen him. He works in
some capacity in fully half the stores in
the-country, and is known either as the
Inquisitive- Clerk or the Clerk-Who-
He was behind the counter in one of
the many drag stores where he is em
ployed a few days ago when a man
came in and said he wanted to get half a
dozen six ounce bottles.
"Bottles?" he asked.
"Yes, bottles," responded the man.
"With or without corks?" he asked.
"With corks," was the response.
"Want 'em empty?" he inquired.
"Do you suppose I want bottles you've
been keeping strychnine in
The clerk said such an idea had never
entered his head, and then asked:
"What do yon want them for?"
"To break," responded the impatient
The customer beckoned to him to lean
over the counter, and then caught hold
of th9 lapel of his coat and whispered
"I wouldn't want the neighbors to get
on to it, but I rather like to hear them
crack. Just a whim of mine. It's bet
ter than breaking windows, and gives
me just as much pleasure; but my sup
ply has given out and I want a few to
hold me over until another carload ar
The clerk looked at the customer
"Oh, well, of course it's nothing to
me," he said.
"Then what made you ask about it!"
demanded the customer.
The clerk made no reply, but got tn
bottles. As he was making the change
however, the spirit moved him to ask
"What do you uo with the corks?"
"Chew 'em," was the reply. "It's
good for the digestion. Try it some
Then the customer walked out, and
the clerk shook his head and tapped his
forehead. But he has asked no questions
since. Chicago Tribune.
Ilia bearr.h Knded at Li&nt.
Honker Ever since I cun remember,
Miss Flypp, I have searched for the beau
tiful, the true, and the good.
Miss Flypp Oh, Mr. Hunker, this is
bo sudden. Bnt you may speak to papa.
New York Sun.
1 ' t
Senator Stanford of Cali
fornia has, it is said, become a
convert of spiritualism. The
senator is rich enough to be
lieve anything he likes. It
will be interesting, though, to
ascertain whether the spirits
are urging him to make the
race for president on the alli
ance ticket. The best thing
that the senator can do, if he
has made up his mind to run,
is to take Reid's German
Cough and Kidney Cure with
diligence. This great remedy
is the best thing for the voice
that was ever put on the mar
ket. It contains no poison, but
is composed of pure and sim
ple materials that act at once
and relieve the lungs of all
trouble. For bronchial diffi
culties it is without a rival. It
contains no opium so that it
dees not paralyze the digest-
tion but is relaxing, stimulat
ing soothing and healing. Of
all cough remedies it is the
only one of which this can be
said. Aged persons will find
this of the greatest assistance
for it enables the system to
throw off the maladies that
are so fatal in old age. In
cases ,of pneumonia it acts
every time with a certainty
that is marvelous. It has re
peatedly brought health to
people whom the medical fac
ulty had pronounced to be be
yond all hope. When you ask
tor this great remedy at your
drug store be particular and
see that the druggist gives you
'Reicl s. and do not be put off
with something that he says is
just as good.
Sylvan Remedy Co..
Going to Bad Axe.
Where she was from or how she got
into Detroit nobody knows, but the
policeman whom she told she wanted to
go to Bad Axe put her on a Jefferson
avenue car headed for the Brush street
station. When the conductor came
round for fares she was readv for him
and popped out her railroad ticket.
"What's this?" he asked, half mad.
"That's my ticket in course," she an
swered. "What did you think it was, a
bid to a frolic?"
'This is no good," he said with a
blush, as the passengers laughed.
"What did they give it to me for
then?"' she asked hotly.
"This is a railroad ticket," he ex
plained, "and is good only on the steam
"Ain't these steam cars?" she asked in
"No, ma'am, these are horse cars."
"Hoss cars?" she exclaimed. "Yon
don't mean to tell me a big city like De
troit is isn t up with the times enough to
have steam oars, do you, and pulls ther
cars around with hosses yet? What time
do yon reckon I'm goin to get to Bad
Axe by hoss power, young man?"
The conductor was getting warmer
"These cars, madam," he tried to ex
plain, "don't go to Bad Axe. They are
only on the streets in the city. We take
you up here to Brush street, and there
you get off and walk over three short
blocks to the railroad station and take a
"Oh, is that so?" 6he said in a tone of
relief. "Well, you just punch that
ticket aud give it back to me."
"But this ticket isn't good on these
"Do I have to buy another ticket just
to get to where I can use this other one?"
"Yes'm, or you can pay the money.
It's only five cents, or six for a quarter."
She went down into her pocket growl
"Nice piece of business, ain't it?" she
said. "Buy a ticket from Detroit to Bad
Axe, and then got to buy another one to
get out of the town. No wonder the
railroad corporations git so rich they
don't know what to do with their
money," and she kept on this way until
she reached Brush street. Detroit Free
Why He Wished to Avoid It.
"There comes Filkins. Let's go around
"What's the matter? Had a quarrel
"Oh, no; we're the best of friends."
"Owe him money?"
"Not a cent."
"Think he wants to borrow?"
"No; he always has money."
"Always has a hard luck story to telL
"Never knew him to tell one in all the
years I've known him."
"Well, why in the world don't you
want to meet him?"
"He has a baby that is always saying
bright things. Cbicago Tribune. .
A Prompt Payer.
De Binks One good thing about
Minks. Although he s a great borrower,
he always pays promptly. He was in
only a few moments ago and paid me the
ten dollars he owed me.
De Winks Humph! He was into my
place about an hour ago and borrowed
twenty dollars of me. New York
A Long, Lone Time
Travers (sighing) I must get me a
Miss Summit Why, that one looks as
good as new. Have you had it long?
Travers Well, I should say so. Why,
I iust paid for it. Clothier and Fur
nuaes. . .
Science can do wonders,
The French claim now to
have so perfected the manu
facture of oleomargerine that
it is better than the genuine
article as made by the cow.
This shows that science is ad
vancing. It may be however,
that it is all a matter of taste.
A nation that Jjtook kindly to
horse steaks as a diet and be
came so infatuated with them
during the siege of Paris that
it has clung to them ever since
may not be absolutely trusted
when it comes to a question of
distinguishing between good
and bad butter. Even in Chi
cago a butcher was discovered
lately who had been carving
steak from street car horses
and selling them to. cheap
boarding houses, and - no one
of the boarders had been able
to tell the difference. This
fact speaks volumes for the
educated Chicago palate.
There is nowever one thing
in whice therh is no adulterat
ion and that is in Reid's Ger
man Cough and Kidney Cure.
This respiratory organs. It
contains no poison but is com
posed of pure and simple ma
terial that acts at once and
will relieve the overburdened
lungs even when they are at
tacked by the worst form of
pleurisy. For ordinary mala
dies such as colds, coughs,
croup and the like its results
are magical ynd wonderful.
Ask for "Reid's" and take no
other, for of all the cough rem
edies on the market this is the'
only one tnat contains no
Sylvan Remedy Co.,
Have just returned from the e: M
wbcre l hey have purchased a Hue of
of all the latest styles, and invite
the public to call and examine
We hure a full line of Boston Robbers.
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