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DKBOCBATIC KATIOSAii TICKET.
For President GKOVER CLEVELAND
for Vice President.. ..ADLAl B. STEVENSO
ForGovernor JOHN P. ALTGELD
For Congressman at lare JOHN C. BLACK
Por Lieatepaui iroveruor
For Secretary of State.. ..WM H H1NR1CHHSEN
For Aud'to .. DAV1DGORE
For "Treasurer KIT FITS S. RAMSEY
For Attorney General M. T. MALONEY
For Elector, 11th Diet. """J,"?'.
ForConfr.ess, 11th list TRIMAN ILANTZ
For Representative. pTVLlAG.Ky
CATCHING A LION.
For State's Attorney.
For Circuit Clerk...
M.J. Mc FNIRY
The water of about 25 different springs
is peddled in Chicago streets.
Queen Victoria's new dining-room at
Osborne cost f 100,000. She paid for it
Jons C. Phillips, a member of the
Blaine club of Chicago, has sent in his
resignation with a clear statement of the
reasons why he cannot support Mr. Har
rison. The number of republicans who
Lave good reasons for not supporting
Mr. parrison is large and is growing
Now that the Corbett-Sullivan fight is
over it may be expected that the subject
of national politics will resume its place
in the minds of the American people. As
to the result of last night's gieat battle of
the giants, which has become a topic of
so much public interest, of course nine
men out of ten you meet today knew in
their own minds yesterday that the out
come would be iust as it was, although
they didn't just like to say so and not
withstanding that they were willing to
bet, if thay bet at all, just the very op
posite way. Summed up bri.-fly, how
ever, Corbett's victory is a surprise, and
a great surprise, from the simple fact
that people generally expected Sullivan
to win, although a few reposed confidence
in the Californian, whose conquest may
be termed a triumph of science over mere
brute force, and out of this battle let us
hope may come the American ideal of
true exponent of the manly art.
The Political Situation In Illinois.
The negro vote of Illinois is said to be
badly split up and it is claimed by the
democratic state central committee that
at least one-third of this vote will be
cast for Cleveland and the democratic
state ticket. There seems to be a good
reason for this alleged break in the negro
ranks in Illinois tn the contemptuous in
difference Gov. Fifer has shown to their
demands for recognition. But the demo
cratic committee of our neighboring state
is wise in not basing its hopes for a dem
ocratic victory there on changes in the
negro vote. A considerable percentage
of them mav vote for Cleveland and for
Altgeld, but the main reliance of the
democratic committee is on the tremen
dous stampede of the German repub
licans and the Scandinavians to the
party that has always set its face against
the intrusion of the state into the homes
of its citizens for the purpose of regulat
ing the management of the household
a of the family. This is what the com
pulsory education bill does in Illinois.
The state not only compels children to
attend school and fixes the studies to be
pursued, but it arrests, fines and impris
ons the parents of children who are pur
suing studies in private or parocbUl
schools not prescribed by the state. No
wonder tens of thousand! of German
Lutherans, who have heretofore voted
the republican ticket, are now zealously
supporting the democratic candidates.
The democratic party believes in the
freedom ot all citizsns to fashion the r
lives to suit themselves provided they do
not interfere with the rights of tneir
neighbors to the peaceful and orderly en
joyment of life and property.
II aw the Tariff swindle Works.
A large clothing manufacturer of
Rochester. N. Y.. says that the labor cost
Of clothing is one-third of the cost of the
clothing. The New York World shows
that the duty on manufactured clothing
ii equivalent to about 75 per cent. Now,
according to the republican platform, the
doty on clothing ought to be simply the
difference between the labor cost in Eng
land and in America. From the Protec
tive Tariff League reports the coat of
English labor is about half of the cost of
American labor, so the difference in cost
would be about 15 per cent, yet the Mc
Kinley bill imposes a duty of 75 per cent,
or five times as much as the republican
platform declares is necessary.
Orchard State bank, of Orchard, Ne
braska, makes investments in real estate
securities; 7 per cent interest net to in
vestors. No loans made except upon
the personal inspection of the officers
TE W Dart, president; J. S. Dart, cashier.
'References Mitchell & Lynde. bankers-
J F Robinson, cashier Rock Island
National bank; C. C. Carter, M. D.;
Henry Darfs Boils, wholesale grocers.
HOW A BLACK MANED BEAUTY
WAS CAPTURED IN AFRICA.
Ya0 Perfect Specimen That an African
Banter Was Ordered to Take and How
Be Wu Finally Successful After a Xxrag
Copyright, 1883, by Charles B. Lewis.
There died in Paris, in the year 1869, a
citizen named M. Clergett, who was both
an eccentric and a miser. For the last ten
years of his life he visited the Royal Zo
ological gardens almost daily, and he al
ways took his stand before the cage of a
certain lion named Majestic. The beast
was a very large and powerful animal,
and between him and the raiser there
came about a friendship which was the
talk of all visitors. M. Clergett was the
only human being who dared put his hand
into the cage and caress the beast, and had
it been permitted he would have entered
the cage. He had only one fault to find
with Majestic. The monarch was not a
black maned lion. A great French hunter
who had traveled in Africa had told
him of seeing a black maned lion, which
was a far larger beast, and he was never
quite satisfied with his pet after that.
The lion, after a captivity of sixteen
years, died in April, 1S59. M. Clergett
died only twenty days later. It is said
that he died of grief at the loss of Majes
tic. Be that as it may, he left a will in
which the sum of $15,(XK) was donated to
the zoo, "to procure from Africa a full
grown specimen of the black maned lion,
who shall be named after me." It was
provided that "on each and every Sabbath
day the said lion shall be entitled to five
pounds of dressed fowl, in addition to his
regular diet of fresh meat," and at his
death he was to be honored with a tomb
stone setting forth his name and other par
ticulars. The bequest was accepted, as the old
miser turned out to be very well off and
had no relatives to go to law over his will.
An order was at once dispatched to the
great animal dealer at Hamburg, but
black maned lions are like white elephants
few and far between. The house had
not had one in five years. The order was
placed to be filled, however, and one day,
weeks later, while I was iu the Brtchuana
country and had secured a rhinoceros and
two leopards, a letter was received by mes
senger from the coast, which read:
"Drop all other work until you have
captured a full grown, black maned lion.
He must be a perfect specimen."
To read was to obey. Within half an
hour 'I was sending out couriers to the
natives with the promise of a mnsket and
fifty charges of powder to any one who
could furnish the information wanted.
The news reached a village fifty miles
away before anything came of it. Then
an old man sent me word, to come and see
him, and when I had arrived I found that
he had just reached home from a visit to a
village nearly fifty miles to the west.
There he had beheld a black maned lion
with his own eyes, and had come very
near falling n victim to him as well. The
beast had just made its nppearance in the
locality, and was described as the largest
lion any of the natives bad ever seen. Ho
had an unusually heavy mane, and it was
almost jet black, while his color was that
of a mouse instead of tawny. This latter
fact, if it was a fact, proved that the ani
mal was not yet over 10 years old, though
full grown. The old man offered to guide
us to the village, and after a three days'
march we reached it to find a collection of
about fifty huts situated on the banks of
a small river. Stretching away to the
north was a sterile pln.in, and two miles in
rear of the village was u range of moun
tains. Between the stream nnd the moun
tains the ground was fi-rrile, and the vil
lagers were living in pc-:ico and plenty. .At
night their cattle were secured in a l:ra:tl
or pen, constructed of lor-s i.v.d tiior;i
bushes, and up to the date if t"i r..y-.i..".r-ance
of the blacU maned lion no wi'.i Lvri-;
had ever got into the pen.
The new arrival had t?i.:rna!;;?M 1.'..; ;-ris
ence by carrying oil one of the iierder., -n '
only the night before our r.rrival !::'
leaped the barricade, killed a nrevr
2 years old and then remove! t '.u K ". y !
a mass of rocks fully a mile from t'..e ::
lajre. The trail was still fresh im.i ;..
have been followed to the spot when-1;.-lion
was sleeping after his meal. The r-n.
was seven or eight feet high. A lion cniT..;
leap into the pen easy enough, Imt the f:-.ci
of this fellow leaping out again with hi-,
prey was something to excite wo::.l:-r.
There was plenty of blood and hair on tin
thorns and sharpened sticks, but it ap
peared that he had neatly cleared the fence
with his heavy and awkward burden. In
deed, a dozen or more of the villagers who
had been turned out by the rumpus in the
pen saw the lion as he came out. He also
saw them, and roared defiance and waited
for them to come forth and give battle.
When he finally went away he had the car
cass of the steer by the neck and drew the
body along the ground.
A lion does not leap into a kraal until he
has made the circuit of it two or three
times and selected a particular spot. If he
comes again he makes use of the same
spot, provided it has not meanwhile been
repaired. Knowing this to lie a fact, the
natives seek his destruction by digging a
pit inside the fence at a spot where he will
alight. This fellow, as was clearly to be
seen, had made his bound six feet from the
base of the fence and had alighted at about
the same distance on the other side. It
was not to be expected that he would re
turn that night, but we at once began
work on a pit. When completed it was tt-a
feet long, six feet wide aud twelve feet
deep, and we cut and drew up a lot of heavy
poles to place across it in case we had to
keep him prisoner for two or three days.
No attempt was made to conceal the pit, as
the fence was very thick at that point.
It was a full moon that night, and from
my post in one of the huts I caught sight
of the lion at about 9 o'clock. He did not
roar when leaving bis lair, but came out of
the thicket as silently as a cat moving on
its prey. He came down to within 200 feet
of the kraal, and then stood and listened
and sniffed the air as if his suspicions had
been aroused. He was a fine target for a
rifle, but under the circumstances he was
safe from my fire. The cattle soob scented
him and crowded to the other side of the
pen, and the uogs of the village likewise
made a great fuss, but his lordship was
not in the least put out. I could not have
seen him better by daylight. By the nse
of my glass I had him within a few feet of
me, and I saw that he was a grand speci
men. Aside from his mane there were
black tufts on his legs, with a black plume
at the end of his tail, and I was determined
to make him my prize if it took a year of
waiting and planning. The natives said
that the lion was not hungry, but had
come out for exercise and to spy around.
He was in full view for over a quarter of
an hoar, and what started him off was the
distant roar of another lion. He roared in
reply, and it seemed as if the sound would
shake down the roof of tne not. it air an
hour later we heard the sounds of a terrific
combat half a mile away and the natives
"That is good! Fighting will make him
hungry and less cautious, and tomorrow
night we shall capture him."
Next morning some of the men scouted
around and found the spot where the fight
took place. It was on an open spot be
tween thickets, with grass four inches high
on t?e earth. The struggle had been a ter
rible one. The sod was torn up, the grass
sovered wUh spots of blood and tufts of
hair, and trail was found where one ff
the fighters had dragged himself into the
thicket. Two of the men followed it and
found a grand old lion lying dead. When
he had been pulled out we found him to
be above the usual size and about 16 years
old. He had simply been chewed to strings.
The bones in both forelegs and in one hind
leg had been crushed, an ear torn off,
his throat dreadfully mangled and his
hide so torn that he was not worth skin
ning. Male lions never meet without a
terrific battle, but it seldom occurs that
one is killed. The one who gets the worst
of it takes to flight, and the victor is satis
fied with holding the battlefield.
That night no man in the village went to
bed. It was expected that our lion would
show up at an early hour and all were
prepared to rush for the kraal as soon as he
should leap in. A bit of carelessness on
the part of the herders brought about an
other disappointment. In driving in the
cattle they had failed to round up a year
ling calf, and we heard nothing from the
estray until the lion had shown himself.
Just at dusk he roared loudly, and as the
moon came up we caught sight of him ad
vancing upon the kraal. The calf was on
the other side of the inclosure keeping
very quiet, but as the lion stopped and
roared again the frightened animal began
running around the pen to seek for the
gate. As he came around on our side, run
ning blindly and never seeing the lion, the
latter crouched and sprang. The distance
was about fifty feet. He divided this into
three leaps the first two at fifteen feet
each and the third at twenty. I had a
fairly good look at his movements and I was
astonished at his activity. The pause be
tween his bounds was only a breath. As
he struck the calf he seized it by the neck
and wrenched to right and left, killing it
on the instant. He did not offer further
violence, probably being satisfied that his
victim was dead, but for five minutes he
stood facing us with his paws on the car
cass and growled defiance. Had a man
shown himself outside of a hut the lion
would have charged right at him. After
awhile, finding that his defl was not ac
cepted, he picked the calf up and trotted
away as a dog would with a bone. Twice
before he reached the thicket he paused to
look back, but we had no t huiiyhta of mov
ing out of our shelter.
As t he calf was not in good condition,
the natives believed the lion would return
next night, but he did not. Orders were
issued for the people to keep very quiet
during the day, and for the herd to be
penned an hour earlier than usual. On
the second night, just at dusk, we heard
theo'.d fellow roaring good and strong as
he left hi3 lair, and the head man said tp
"We are sure of him this time. Can't
you tell by his roar that he is hungry?
He will come straight to the kraal."
It is doubtful if the lion ever roars be
cause of hunger. His roar may rather be
considered a challenge to his enemies. It
is a signal that he has finished his nap and
is ready to meet all comers, and all the
smaller animals flee in confusion when his
tones are heard. The natives insisted,
however, and they were right, except that
he did not appear as soon as expected. He
went off in the other direction, roaring at
intervals and perhaps looking for a change
of diet. It was close on to 11 o'clock, and
we had not heard his voice for an hour,
when I suddenly heard something walk
ing with a tread as heavy as that of an ox.
I thought it was an ox until I saw the lion
himself. The moon was now up, and he
advanced upon the kraal without even
looking our way. His bearing exhibited
grim determination. He walked straight
to the spot where he had leaped in before,
halted for an instant to see if the fence
had been strengthened since his other
visit and with an angry growl and a
switch of his tail he went over. The cat
tle bellowed and rushed about, but after a
couple of minutes the head man whis
pered: "He certainly fell into the pit! Seel the
cattle have become more quiet. Let us go
At a signal we all rushed for the gate
and opened it. A mistake would mean
death to two or three, but the native had
reasoned correctly. We were not a mo
ment too soon, however, as the fellow was
springing up and catching the banks with
his paws. We hustled the poles across the
excavation, weighted them down, and then
everybody in the village began to sing and
yell and dance. I had promised the people
a keg of rum, ten pounds of powder and
five muskets in case of a capture, and the
reward was a big thing to them. The
cattle were turned out, fires lighted and
all spent the night in watching and rejoic
ing. Ninety-nine times in a hundred a
lion is no sooner trapped than he loses all
his sand and will whine and beg like a
puppy. This fellow was the exception,
lie roared, growled and menaced, and but
for the poles he would certainly have got
out among us and wreaked dire revenge.
When morning came we began building
a cage and cart. He must be transported
430 miles before we could get water trans
portation, and over 1,000 before we could
transship him to a vessel. The cage was
made with double bars, each as large as a
man's arm, and of hard wood. We had it
ready by night, but the lion was by no
means ready to enter it. Our only way
was to noose him, place the cage over the
pit and draw him up into it by main
strength. For two whole days he defied
our every effort, seeming to grow fiercer
with every failure on our part, but on the
third day we got the better of him. We
kept him from food or drink for four days,
but he neither fell away nor abated one
jot of his ferocious spirit. I did not start
him until the tenth day of his capture,
hoping for a change, but as none came he
was finally turned over to a guard of thirty
natives and his journey began. In due
time he reached the Royal gardens, but
savage as ever, and even after ten years of
captivity he was the most ferocious brute
in the whole collection and feared by
everybody. He was one of the few lions
born with such a savage spirit that taming
is an impossibility.
hill were not incited by bravery, but born
of reckless des Deration and despair. Men
saw that there was not the faintest hope ot
winning a victory, but they charged and
charged and grew intoxicated at sight of
the awful slaughter.
Shell and grape and cannlster and bullet
screamed and whistled and sang as never
before or after. The lines could not be
kept dressed under that fire. Men falling
dead or wounded pulled those yet unhurt
down with them in their fall. Here and
there detachments huddled together like
frightened sheep; again, lines suddenly
broke and the men would not rally, though
they turned their faces to the foe and
A shell had exploded on the right of an
advancing regiment, killing one and
wounding seven or eight men. Confusion
followed. A captain sprang out with
drawn sword and sought to rally the mea
of his company. He was a grand looking
man. tall and knightly, and he had the
voice af a lion, even in that awful uproar,
with death within arm's length of 75,000
men. I could not help but notice the man.
A bullet loosened one end of a shoulder
strap, but be never knew it. Another cut
the cloth of the upraised right arm, but
only one or two men saw the dust of it.
"Into line, men into line!" he kept
shouting. "Fall in. Company A! Theold
Second wants you to lead the wayJJ'
His words were heard away back in the
supporting column, and men who could
not see him for the dust and smoke cheered
him. I had my eyes on him when some
thing passed his face. It was like a flash
of lightning a streak of flame and smoke.
The captain's arms went up and he sank
down in a heap. I thought he had been
struck and instantly killed, but it was not
so. Two of his men extended their hands
and he struggled to his feet and said:
"Lead me to the rear, boys I am stone
His eyes were wide open, but sightless.
Shell or shot had passed so close to his
face that he would never see again.
It was in the streets of Fredericksburg,
as the army was thrown across to attack
Bee in his impregnable position. Beep
down in the heart of every Confederate on
the lines that day was pity for the men in
blue driven forward to the slaughter.
Those repeated charges made against that
terrible stone wall at the base of Marye's
A Dead Man's Face.
About half an hour before the train
reached Baker City I happened to look up
from my lKjok and notice the man on the
seat ahead of me, which was turned so
that he was riding backward. His face
was pale, his teeth clinched and he had
both hands pressed on his heart. I ran for
some water, but before I returned he had
fallen over. I helped him up, gave him
water and then whisky, and presently he
"Are we near Baker City?"
"Yes; within a few miles."
"Please raise the window."
"What's the trouble?" I asked.
"Something about the heart. Please feel
in mv hip pocket. Do vou find a revolver
"I'ull it out and see if it is all right."
"Tirere are 6ix cartridges here and the
wea;on seems to be in perfect order."
"Thariks. Turn me to the window so.
New give me the gran."
"Tiut you can't hold it."
"I'vu got to. Thai's the whistle for
B:ix( r. isn't it?"
"Then you'd better move back a seat or
two. A thousand thanks for all your
I moved back, havinjj a dim suspicion of
trouble ahead, but not seeing how I could
interfere. As the train ran slowly into the
depot he pulled buck the hammer and
braced himself. As it stopped he made a
move of his wrist and hand, uttered a
groan and just then there were loud cries
on the platform. All of us ran out of the
car. A man was being held by two others,
while a third had taken his pistol and wa
"That's all right, Tom, but it's no use ta
shoot a dead man!"
I looked up at the car window. There
sat my fellow traveler, eyes closed, jaw
down and the mark of death so plain on
his face that all could read it. His linger
was on the trigger of his pistol and the
barrel of the weapon rested on the window
sill. Death had come to him while his
finger pulled at the trigger to send some
one else into eternity. M. Quad.
An Arab f tall ion.
We hear behind us a mad galloping and
plunging, accompanied by frantic pant
ings. Before we have time to turn around
in our saddles there sweeps past us one of
our spahis, a big black Vandal, fighting
for the mastery with the great Arab stal
lion he is riding. He sits his horse like a
centaur, but he has all his work cut out
for him. The animal is one moment rear
ing up in a perfect fury of rage and the
next starting away with a series of buck
jumps frightful to watch. The Vandal,
however, sticks to his saddle like a leech,
and horse and man are borne like the wind
many hundred yards in front of us. There
is a fair field in front, and the Vandal lets
the animal lolt away as far as he chooses,
and suddenly he releases his right foot
from the stirrup bag, and leaning over on
his left side he slaps the beast on his left
He thus manages to bring him round to
the right in a circle and at last the horse
returns and joins the cavalcade subdued
for half an hour, when the same fight be
gins again and continues at intervals till
we arrive at our "ttape." Truly these
sons of the desert are noble horsemen.
Sitting upright in their high peaked sad
dles they appear as they move to be part
of the mettled horse upon which they have
spent their lives since their cradles, and in
their white burnouses and turbans they
are veritably like flying clouds as they are
borne along at headlong speed over the
sand. Good Words.
A Thousand Millions of Stars.
If a human eye every hour were capable
of looking upon a fresh measure of world
material 14,000 square kilometers large,
that eye would need 55,000 years to over
look the surface of the sun. To reach the
nearest fixed star one must travel 83,000,
000,000 of kilometers, and if the velocity
were equal to that of a cannon ball it
would require 5,000,000 of years to travel
the distance. On a clear night an ordi
nary human eye can discover about 1,000
stars in the northern hemisphere, most of
which send their light from distances
which we cannot measure. How large
they must be!
Round these 1,000 stars circle 50,000 other
stars of various sizes. Besides single stars,
we know of systems of stars moving
around one another. Still, we are hut a
short way into space as yet. Outside our
limits of vision and imagination there are
no doubt still larger spaces. The Milky
Way holds probably at least 20,191,000
stars, and as each is a sun we presume it is
encircled by at least fifty planets.
Counting up these figures we arrive at
the magnitude of 1.000,955,000 stars. A
thousand millions of stars! Who can com
prehend it? Still this is only a part of the
universe. The modern telescopes have
discovered more and similar milky ways
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