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F. M. & K. M. K1MMEIX , Tabs.
McCOOK , NEB
REBEASKA ITEMS. .
Hastings Journal : "With four lines
of railroad centering at this point , each of
which passes through rich coal fields , or has
direct connection with tbo great coal-beds
of the west , wo are having a .coal famine o
huge proportions. There Is not now a ton
of soft coal in this market and our dealers
do not give any encouragement of soon hav
ing a supply nor are we alone in this mat
ter. All through the state the same com
plaint is made.
Thirty-five mon passed through Hast
ings the other day , via the B. & M. , bound
for the B. & M. cut-off from Minden west.
Seven car-loads of horses and plows passet
through for the same locality. It Is the in
tention of the contractor to put on a largo
force of men and rush the work through.
On the evening of the 15th a man
was brought into Omaha from Florence by
some of the mon engaged in the government
work of constructing rip-raps. Hehadone
leg broken in two places and was in a very
bad shape. He was taken to St. Joseph's
hospital , where the bones were set and at
last accounts ho wits getting aloug as well as
eould bo expected under the circumstances
A farmer by the name of Dohlefs ,
while driving bis team along about sIxmilcB
south of Omaha , fell from the wagon and
the wheel passed over his head. Ho was
very badly hurt but not dangerously.
O'Neill Banner : There is a large
section of country lying directly south 1
O'Neil about twenty-five miles , on the head
of Cache creek , which has received a won
derful immigration this season , filling up
with a class of sober , industrious and well-
to-do eastern farmers , who have come west
with plenty of money , in the hopes of still
further bettering their condition , and are
principally engaged in the stock business
A tremendous amount of lumber is
leaving O'Neill for all parts of Holt county.
Notwithstanding cold weather is now at
hand building goes forward with unabated
Judge Wakeley , of Omaha , arrived at
Papillion at noon Friday , the 19th , opened
the special session of court ; empannelled a
jury , disposed of a horse-stealing case and
sentenced the thief to two years in the peni
tentiary , granted a divorce , disposed of
three other cases , and adjourned the session
of court at 4:30 o'clock about three hours'
The Leader says : What Grafton
needs , and is really suffering for at this
time , in order to promote her growth and
develope her resources , is a competent un
dertaker and some half dozen first-class fu
nerals. Contrary to our rule , lengthy
obituary notices will be published free in
such cases , anda mournful poem thrown in.
Sidney Plaindealer : The where
abouts of the little Conley boy who waslost
at the Water Holes station is still a mystery.
The pond has been dragged and it is reason
ably certain that he did notfall into the wa
ter and drown. Some search has been
made in the country around the station , but
ground has not been gone over as thoroughly
as it should have been , and there are those
who have remarked that because the woman
was a poor person and unknown , no one
felt any interest in her loss. Mrs. Conley
herself entertains the idea that her hus
band , from whom she parted some time
ago , kidnapped the child and inado good
Cedar Rapids Era : Last Saturday ,
Mr. Bcouton'fl little boy got hold of a bottle
of poisonous medicine , prepared for his
Bister , and drank the contents , enough for
ten doses ; but for the timely arrival of the
doctor , who happened to bo near , the little
fellow would have died.
Genoa Enterprise : The Indian school
building is rapidly approaching completion.
The old original part of it will be.ready for
occupancy by Decemerlst. The order has
just been received to build and additional
building , 18x75 feet , three stories high , at
an expense of about $6,000. This Is to bo
used for laundry ana bath rooms. The
laundry will be pupplled with all the mod
ern improvements in steam heating and dry-
Nuckolls county is rapidly settling up
with a splendid class of settlers.
The new Presbyterian church at Su
perior la nearly completed.
Corn husking ij in full blast , and the
weather has been very favorable for gather-
ng the crop.
Fairfield Herald : Wm. Stuff t met
with a painful accident on" the 10th. "While
an his way to Nuckolls county with a load of
lumber , while walking beside the wagon ,
the wind blew the skirt of his overcoat into
the wheel , which fastened some way , and
without timely warning was drawn under , ,
the wheel passing over bin left leg between
the knee and ankle , badly crushing the
bones and so lacerating the flesh that one of
the bones protruded through.
Hastings Journal : Jacob Smith , tbe
merchant at Hanscn , on last Thursday left
home , taking with him his three little chil
dren , and leaving his wife In a very dcsti-
titute condition. Ke was arrested in Xg-
den and w.ll be brought back. No cause Is
known for the sudden departure of Smith !
He was evidently prospering in business , as
he had been selling out his stock of mer
chandise very rapidly at low figures. It is
understood he took with him about tblrty-
five hundred dollars.
Brastus Benson , ofDavenport , Iowa ,
representing a syndicate of Iowa land
speculators , has recently purchased between
tween thirty and forty .thousandacres of
land lying in Dawson , Gosper and Furoas ,
counties-and intends holding this land for
a rise In price. The purchase was made of
the TJnion Pacific company and includes
all the lands that company owns in these
A large amount of building is being
done in Hastings , and the improvements are
for the most part of the better class.
Hoidrege has n * saloons and there is
a disposition" among the people that none
shall be given a foothold there.
Graf ton's building boom is still on ,
with prospects of greatei improvements
than ever next spring.
Frank Busboon , a wealthy German
farmer , living fonr miles south of Milford ,
was found dead in his bed on the 14th. The
coroner's jury rendered a verdict of death
Broken Bow Republican : D. F.
Weimer last Saturday passed through town
on his way up to his claim , with one wagon
loaded with black walnuts and a wagon load
of apples. The walnuts are to be planted
on the claims of It. W. , S. A. and D. F *
Weimer. Theyintond , also , to plant large
ly with cottonwoods and ash , besides wal
The people of Holdredge are expect
ing the iron horse at an early , day. ,
Hastings Journal : Hastings has the
champion water drinker. A voung fellow
in this town drank a little over two quarts of
water yesterday on a wager and he said he
was still thirsty. He then went to one of
our grocery stores and drank three glasses of
hard cider , and was still thirhty , drank some
more water , and at last accounts was hunt
ing for more drinks
The Army of Hicks Pasha Wiped
Out by False Prophet.
A dispatch from the Renter's tele
graph company- dated Cairo , November
22d , says : The army of Hicks Pasha has
been destroyed by the forces of Elmahdi ,
the false prophet. The intelligence of the
disaster was brought to Khartoum by a Cop-
tice official. Fighting is said to have con
tinued from the 3d to the 5th lust. , and
have resulted in the complete annihilation of
the Egyptian troops. It is stated that a Eu
ropean artist was the only person to escape.
The forces of Elmahdi comprised , it is esti
mated , 300,000 men and included Dervisches ,
Bedouins , mulatoes and regulars. The bat
tle was fought near Elobeid. Emahdi first
sent forward the Dervisehes , declaring they
would vanquish the enemy by divine aid.
Subsequently the regulars joined in the at
tack , and later the engagement became gen
eral. The araiy under Hicks Pasha , which
early in the battle was divided into two
bodies , but subsequently reunited and
formed into squares , which the forces of
the false prophet broke after three days'
desperate fighting. A council of ministers
has been held , and it has been decided to !
concentrate at Khartoum what Egyptian
troops remain at Duem , Goba and other 0
places in Soudan. The force under Hicks a
Pasha comprised 25,000 men. He had with
him ten British officers. O'JDonovan , of
the London Daily News , and an artist con
nected with a German Illustrated paper ,
also accompanied the army. Evelyn Bar
ing has advised the Egyptian government to
abandon Soudan and establish a strong fron
tier line from Khartoum , in North Sennaar
province , to Soakim , on the Ked Sea. It is
reported that the recent orders for the evacuation -
uation .of Egypt by British troops have liS
been contermanded. S
An Umbrella for a City.
New York Herald.
Two German mechanical engineers
have sent to the municipality of Buenos
Ayres the following proposal to cover
the city with -umbrella :
"Mr. Intenderit Aware of the spirit
of progress of thelntenaent of the-Mu
nicipality of Buenos Ayres , we propose
to construct what will undoubtedly bo a
convenience an umbrella of immense
size , to cover this honorable capital ,
with the object of protecting it during
rain an umbrella of every profit to it
and that will make this city the most
remarkable in the universe.
"The base or foot of the umbrella will
be placed in the Plaza do Lorea , and
thence it will .extend eastward to the
pier , westward to Alinagro , northward
to Palermo , and southward to the Plaza
"The foot or base of the said umbrella
will be 670 feet in diameter and have
the'height of 1,500 feet ; the ribs will beef
of cast-iron and thirty-one inches in
circumference , and be placed eight feet
apart. It will hoist upward upon the
system of Harsihentinsburc. The lin
ing will be made of wrought iron one
and one-half inches thick , of the best '
make that is , of the iron made by Herr
Artimboterskin , of Prussia.
"When hoisted , the umbrella will be
over a mile and a half wide , and around
it will be a canal communicating with
the River Plate , to carry away the water
that might inundate the city. ' '
The proponents , Messrs. W. Bourn-
hofer and John Fluckigen , offer to do
the work for $5,750,000 , and to hand it
over ready within thirty months.
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ROCK HIM. , S. C. Kev. J. S. White ,
says : "I used Brown's Iron Bitters for
general debility. It restored me to strength
and vigor.Jj a ;
An English bride , Miss Jessel , has oj
cake. On ojPi
bad a wonderful wedding Pi
top , done in' sugar-was representa Pivi
tion of the meeting of Rebekah and
Abraham's servant at the well , the itCl
grouping modeled after Vernet's cele Cldi
brated picture. The cake was four
feet high , and weighed 227 pounds. to j
Tnecovpr or top lifted off , so that the
cake could be cut. ol f
NEWS OF THE WEEK
The dominion finance department has
forwarded to the 'Canadian Pacific rallroac
company a receipt for eight million dollars ,
the amount deposited with the Bank of Mon
treal to the credit of the receiver-geueral on
account of the stock guarantee.
Excitement prevails at Wheeling , Va
because of the announcement that Samuel
B. McCullocb , clerk in the circuit court ,
has mysteriously disappeared. He left for
his home a lew miles In the country about 10
o'clock on the night of the 15th.
The new standard time generally
went into effect on the 18th.
Owing to the continued decline in
Iron the Pottstown , Pa. , Iron company ,
employing several hundred handsauuonuco
'a reduction in wages of ten per cent , be
ginning December 1st. Other mills in .the 1
Schuylkill valley.contemplate similar action.
Seven frame tenements , thickly peopled
pled , were burned at South Chicago on the
17th , and there were a number of narrow
escapes , as the flames spread very rapidly ;
The committee of forty appointed by
the people of Danville , Va. , invites all per
sons having information aoout the distur
bances there on the 3d inst. , and iho con
duct of white people from that date to the
close of the day of election , to give their tes
Mrs. Zee Hayward , of Philadelphia ,
wife of the opera singer , attempted suicide
at the Mason house , Baltimore. She fired
seven shots , oneof , which took effect in her
left breast. The wound is serious. Deser
tion was the cause.
The ship Portland , a lumber laden
schooner , and two brlgantines , bound for
France , were driven upon the reefs and
wrecked near St. Johns. Several vessels
were driven from their anchorage and par
tially wrecked. Tepassey advices report
that several bodies have come ashore there
and at St. Shotta. No Identity as yet. All
were mutilated about the heads , and the
arms and legs being severed from the trunk.
At Si. Shotts a large vessel drove by and
looked to be abandoned. The steamer
Caspian was detained ftfur days by the hur
In pursuance to a resolution adopted
by the last annual meeting of the Grand
Army of the Kepublic of Kansas , Captain
W. Shockey , chairman of the committee ap
pointed for the purpose , has s&nt circulars
to all points of the G. A. R. in Kansas ,
Blifesouri , Arkansas. Nebraska , Colorado ,
Sew Mexico and Indian Territory , asking j
the signatures of all comrades to a memorial 1
to congress praying for the establishment of 1i
i soldiers' and sailors' home in Kansas. i
Articles of incorporation for the
Freeport & Mississippi river rjilroad com
pany were fiied at Freeport , la. , en the
0th , capital $3,000,000. Ir is to run from
Freeportto Galena with a branch to Fulton ,
n the Northwestern road. The incorpor-
itors are Northwestern officials , which road ,
t is understood , will be the constructors of
The sawing season on the Chippewa
ind Eau Claire rivers virtually closed on the
Oth. The sawing season has been a long
md prosperous one for the Chippewa valley
umbermen , and they have reaped their re-
There is a general wish among repub-
ican members of the next house that ex-
Jpeaker Keifer should refuse to be a candi-
late for the empty honor of a renomination.
The supreme court of Wisconsin sus-
ains the Washburn bill. This cuts off the
vidow , except that the executors are au- i
horized to set aside a sum for her support.
The fat stock show in Chicago was
ery largely attended.
iWorkmen at the Ludington ( Mich. )
nine joined the Chapin mine strikers at
ron Mountain on the 19th and paraded the
treets with a brass band , 800 to 1,000
trong , till forced to disperse by tha cold. '
our hundred men then Burroundc-a Soper-
atendent Stockbridge , of the Ludington
line , and upon his refusal to yield to their
lemands , kicked and beat him till ho prom- .
sed them anything they wanted.
An overproduction of knit goods 15
eems to have made a regular standstill in
bat line of articles.
Patrick William O'Brien , the Irish
iant , and Christiana D. Dunz , the Ger- }
aan giantess , wore married in Pittsburg on
lie 20th' The bride was dressed in white
atin. In her hand she held a boquet of en-
rmous size. The wedding cake was niuo
set in circumference and tnree feet thick ,
'he combined height of the bridal pair is
fteon feet and three inches , and they tip
lie beam at 549 pounds.
Strong probability now is that the
teamer Manistee was lost with all on board ,
he left Dulnth on the 10th , but owing to
tie great storm she did not leave Ashland
or Ontonagon until Friday the 15th , which
ras before the storm had fully abated. The
ist ever seen of her was when leaving Ash-
The verdict of the coroner's jury in
tie case of the recent Wisconsin capltol dis-
ster [ holds Contractor * Knowland guilty
f gross negligence in causing tbe central
Ier to be improperly repaired , and Super-
ising Architect Jones and Consulting Arch-
ectH. C. Koch for designing the internal
instruction without due regard to its safety
uring the erection , thereby contributing
its falling on November 8th.
Congressmen Guenther and Deuster ,
Wisconsin , have been at San Francisco
investigating the Chinese question , both
having voted In favor of the restriction act.
All the compositors except five in the
ofllce of the Boston Post struck ag.iinst the
contractor , who supplies the Post's cam-
posltorlal force through the consent of the
union at the price of about 35 , Cents per 1,000
* Advices have been received of the
granting of the exclusive privilege of laying
a cable between the United States and Bra
zil to Messrs. Henry Cumminss , George D.
Roberts and Byron Somes , of New York.
This is the grant formerly held vbyJay
Gould and afterward turned over by him to
Excitement prevails at Charlottes-
vllle , Va. , over the warlike attitude of the
negroes. A most desperate and murderous
affray occurred on the 17th between two ne
groes , in which one of them was literally
hacked to pieces.
John Chisholm , for murdering his
wife , w/s hanged in the Essex county ( N" .
J. ) Jail , on the22d : * *
JohnV. Isaacson , merchant of Kan
sas City , was arrested at Nashville. He is
charged with obtaining a largo stock of
good from firms in Chicago and St. Louis , 1
ranjnng In amounts from $300 to $5,000 , and
fraudulently'putting them beyond reach of
the owners by making assignments.
There are no indications of an early
adjustment of the differences between "the '
window glass manufacturers and tho'blow-
era at Pittsburg.
Dr. Wilson , curate of St. George's
cathedral , Ontario , and a leading evangeli
cal clergyman , created a sensation by at
tending an all-night prayer meeting of the
salvation army and taking part in the holy
communion. The rector of the cathedral
requested an explanation. Dr. Wilson de
fended himself and takes the full responsi
At Birmingham , Ala. , a negro
named Louii Houston waa arrestedcharged
with attempted outrage of a respectable
widow lady in that city. The victim was
taken to the residence of the intended vic
tim , identified and jailed. On the 25th a
mob of 150 masked men overpowdered tbe
jailer , took Houston to the negro settlement
in the suburb of the city and hanged him.
A circular has been issued- asking the '
consent of bondholders to the plan for the
reorgauizrtion of the Toledo , Cincinnati &
St. Louis railroad company , which provides
for the issue of sufficient new bonds to can
cel all outstanding debts.
The governor of Khartoum telegraphs
that two chiefs btate tbe defeat of Hicks
Pasha is false. Hicks Pasha is at Eloheid ,
and the El Mahdi hat been killed. It is
believed at Cairo the report sent by the two
chiefs that Hicks Pasha had not been de
feated refers to the state of affairs at the
close of the first day'H fighting with tbe
forces of El Mahdi. The slaughter occurred
on the 4th inst.
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At Swanton , Ohio , on the 19th ,
Samuel Hemay shot his wife , neo Widow
Stevens , tried to kill her daughter , Mrs.
Llba , and then shot himself. Both died ,
rheyhad been married about a year and
On the 19th , P. H. White , a civil
jngineerof the Denver , South Park and ;
Pacific railway , was murdered by a tie-cut
ter at Robinson , Colorado. \
A serious row occurred in Victoria
music hall , Ontario , on the 19th An ex- ra ro >
member of the salvation army , intoxicated , a
jntered the hall xnd struck several individ s
uals. Captain Thompson , aide-de-camp to F
ilajor Moore , undertook to quiet the dis o
turber and was knocked over and choked on ilti
bench. Then four police entered and tin
irrested the man. A small riot followed' n
ind the crowd surged and pushed about the
lall. The officers of the peace and the sal- °
ration army were surrounded and kicked.
) ne was knocked down in the scuffle.
At Rushville , Indiana , on the morn-
ng of the 21st , Edward Payne , cashier of
he Rushville national bank , was awakened
y a noise in the kitchen and started down
itairs. He met a burglar coming up , who
rdered him to go back threatening to shoot.
? ayne hurled a vessel at him , whereupon
be burglar fired , the shot taking effect in
? ayne 's right lung. It is thought he cannot P
Postoffice Inspectors Brown and Her-
ick , at Cleveland , arrestedGeo. D. Bauer , P >
if Portsmouth , cleik on the line between Pa
elmnbus , O. , and Ashland , Ky. , charged a ;
vith embezzling and rifling letters. \v
Grant Sells , of Indianapolis , charged ire
vith embezzling 55,000 from an Indiampo o
i firm , was arrested on the train going to
joui&ville , and taken to jail in that city. ,
A Jackson ( Mich. ) telegram of the el
2dsays : Four persons. Jacob D. Crouch , ie
gcd74 , a widower , Henry White , aged fc
3 , son-in-law of Crouch , Eunice White ,
ged 33 , daughter of Crouch , all of Summit
ownship , Jackson county , and Moses Pol-
ey , aged 20 , of Transfer , Mercer county ,
Pennsylvania , were found murdered iii
heir beds , all having been shot through the
tead behind the ear. It is supposed they j3 5
vere chloroformed first , as no feigns of a tl
trujrgle app'eared , each victim lying as if 01
sleep , and an odor of chloro-
orm was notlcable when the bodies C (
rere discovered. Mrs. White waa m
Iso shot through the left arm. No clue ai
3 yet has been discovered , although tracks di
round the house indicate that a guard was e (
ilaced while the murder was perpetrated. otto
Irouch is a wealthy farmer , living seven )
ailes southeast of Jackson , and owner of
n extensive sheep ranch in Texas. It in to
umored that he had just received about
50,000 from Texas in payment of sales
made on the ranch. Tbo bankers here state
that no money was deposited by Crouch and
it is presumed the money was in Crouch's
bands. , r
The Chicago Intor-Occan'.s Lincoln ,
111. , special of tbe 23d says : The father of ? ,
the murdered' girl , ZoraBums , arrived
Lcre this afternoon. If ho hid A lot of
tough characters with him , as reported from
another point , they left him before' reach
ing hero , as ho came alone. Ho saya he
'came to bring the authorities some letters
bearing on the case , having found the malls
untrustworthy but it is generally understood - t
stood that the real object was to consult a i
clarlvoyant. It in intimated that the old >
man's mind is unbalanced. (
A Hiokman , Ky. , special gives an >
account of the horrible double murder of .
Hillmau King and wife , an old and re- T
spectcd couple. Their son Arthur on the *
23d visited the house and found his mother \
dead in a pool of clotted bl od. He gave
the alarm and the neighbors found the
father in the barn covered wMi .shucks and
partly eaten by rats. A German peddler is
suspected. The house was robbed of $2-
At Laconia , N. H. , on the morning
of the 25th , a woman's screams were heard
from the house of James Ruddy , aged 40 , , .
employed in the Lacoula car works. Mrs. f
Ituddy was found lying on the ground beneath , - ' "
neath the front window through which .she
had leaped. She was bleeding profusely.
The , door of the IIOUSQ was forced open and
flames burnt forth. An alarm wan sounded ,
the flames extinguished , and iho bodies of
Ruddy and an only child , ono and a half
years old , found on the kitchen floor ,
both cut in a terrible manner and ,
covered with the contents of a feather /V' '
bed , which had been Maturated , J * !
with kerosene and.then fired. The bodies '
were HO disfigured by the Jl.ini < w as to be
nearly past recognition. Tn the bedroom
was found the lifeless body of Mrs. Ford ,
which was identified by her husband. One
of her limb.s had been chopped off and the
detached i member and remaining leg bound Ate
to I the woman's body with a - clothea line. I
The bed clothes had been saturated with oil
and piled upon the * body and an attempt '
made i to set them on fire , which failed. Mr.
Ruddy ] said the crime was committed by (
Thomas Samon , an Englishman jind an ac- Y
qnaintanco of the family , cook by profe -
bion , 38 years of age , with a hatchet.
A Seventh Sense.
Briiiah Medical Journal.
Sir William Thomson , the eminent
professor of mathematics in the Uni
versity of Glasgow , in his inaugural ad
dress delivered last week as president
of the Midland institnte , at Birming
ham , broached the idea of the existence
of a magnetic sensfe. This sense he
called the seventh sense , to distinguish
it from our other six senses namely ,
those sight , hearing , taste , smeli , heat
and force . He said that , in speaking of
a possible magnetic sense , he in no way -i
supported that wretched , groveling superstition - * '
perstition of animal magnetism , spirit
ualism , mesmerism or clairvoyance , of
which they had heard so much. There
ivas no seventh sense of a mystic kind.
Clairvoyance , and so on , was the result
Jl bad observation chiefly , mixed up
iviththe effects of willful imposture ,
icting on an innocent and trusting
mind. If there was no distinct magnet-
c sense , it was a very great wonder
herewas not. The study of magnet-
sin was a very recondite subject. One
fcry wonderful discovery that was
nade . electric
IE. magnetism was
nade by Faraday , and worked
ut very admirably by Foucauld ,
in excellent French experimenter ,
ihowing that a piece of copper or a
iece of silver let fall between tlio poles v
f a magnet would fall down slowly , as v-f
f through mud. Was it conceivable
hat , if a piece of copper could scarcely
nove through the air between the poles
if an electric magnet , a human being
ir living creature in the samu position
vould experience no effect ? Lord
jndsay got an enormous magnet , so >
arge that the head of any person wish-
ng to try the experiment could get well
letween the poles , and the result of the
xperiment was marvelous , the marvel
icing that nothing was perceived. Sir
Villiam Thompson , however , waa not
rilling to admit that the investigation
ras complete. He could-not think that " '
he quality of matter in the air , which
iroduced such & prodigious effect on a J
tiece of metal , could be absolutely _ , ,
rithout any perceptible effect whatever )
n a living body. He thought the ex- j
eriment was worth repeating ; and it
ras worth examining whether or not I
n exceedingly powerful magnetic force f
rag without perceptible effect on a liv-
ag vegetable or animal body. His
wn speculations had led him to con- '
lude that there might be a seventh or
magnetic sense , and that it w s possi-
le an exceedingly powerful magnetic
ffect might be produced on living bod-
js that could not be explained , by heat , - i
? rce or any other sensation. j
The Deacon and the Farmer.
ow York Diary. *
"Good morning , Farmer Furrow , "
nid the deacon as he leaned over the
snceto have a friendly chat. "Morn- -J
i' , deacon , " nodded the farmer. "How
that sick pig this morning ? " "Oh ,
bat's gettin' along right smart , Ireck-
n , " cheerfully answered the granger.
And how is the rest of your folks ? "
ontinued the deacon. The farmer said
othing , but reached down
, picked up i ? j
n overripe melon and fired it at the ' \
eacpns ! head. "ThereI" he exdaim-
d , ' 'by the time ye git them 'ore seeds
tit o' yer ha'r you'll find out how inv
lks is. "
A genial exchange tells us that Bos-
jn girls never giggle. They merely
xprcss their delight by a dreamy , far-
way north pole smile.