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Tim Herscy Profited Thert-by On?
ly a Cemetery Lot. KIPr AUF AD OF RAILROADS He Constantly Moved on as the Loco? motive Came Nearer1,) and Never Acquired the Fortune That Could Easily Have Been His. , The city council <d' A hi lone, Kas . lias sent to (lie family ? >( Tim Hersey, the founder id' tills town, a deed to a lot ki the cemetery here, with the as? surance that it will he hc|it tidy at tin- city's expense. ITolmidy there will he erected on it a monument to old Tim himself -for he died up in Washington State the cither day. lie was the West's most persistent town buiM? r, hui named none after himself, and dually died a thousand miles from any nf them. This town was one of his creations. He came across the plains in 18117 and built a log cabin op the hanks of Mud Urtek, wiieie now stands a $:!5.I)IMI mansion, lie was the first white man on llti- town site, and buffalo used to feed between him and civilization hy the thousand. Grant Ur.cd to Visit Him. His lot: cabin was the slopping place tor those who crossed the plains in tic early days. Ilaynrd Taylor spoilt two days there when on his Western tour. Hi race G roe ley was a guest, and Gen. (Irani and Gen. Sheridan more limit once, while inspect inn the frontier foils, made litis their headquarters. Tim Hersey was known throughout the Western frontier. Hut other:;' ciiiiie in and a town was started. "Too thick for me," said Hersey. one day, and with his family?nil that was loft of it. for three Hille ?Irls had died here?he wohl up to the mouth of lite Solomon, lie founded I he town ol Solomon; thin further up came Cnwkerj Helolt, Downs, and a score of similar places, now thriving communi? ties, ills wife named Solomon and Abilene?both out of the Hildo. The other towns named thcmselvi s. Ami then one day a queer thing hap? pened, one of those things that would not he possible save in a new country. Horsey went hack to Illinois to visit his old home, ami there purchased three mnrble tombstones, each with proper loitering ami little verses of commemoration to decorate the graves of the three children who died during Mersey's residence in A Ueno. He shipped them there, ami later went himself, intending to put the stones in place. Unable to Find the Graves. Hut much bail happened since he left. The wild and woolly cowboy days had passetl away. The cattle trail or? gies were ended, and lite better civil? ization of Hie new era had begun, grass-covered hill, had been laid out in streets and lots, and the driveways graded. Mersey could not lind th> graves of his children. He tramped over the hill day after day. always In ynln. Sadly iio went on West, and for twenty years little was heard of hint. .Then, last fall, he wrote to the mayor this roqiiesl. lie wanted the three marble headstones left there but nev -r properly placed, lb' asked to have lli'om forwarded to htm, at least the prllons containing the lettering. The town was stirred by the inci? dent and by Iis Sympal by wllli I he city's founder, then an old man. After much search two of Hie stones were found, one of them being used its a doorstep. The oilier is lost. Something else was found: the graves. An ohl-tinter remembered that uu old lime sexton had told him when here on a visit that over the hill in a little hollow were some graves of chil? dren. A search was made, and he neat h the mat of blue stem prairie grass was found a natural stone mark? er on which could lie deciphered with difficulty the letters "S. II." One of the children was named Sarah. Forwarded the Deed to Him. So the cll?y officials notified Mersey 'special notice! of Interest to a 11 VIRGINIANS. I Beginning MONDAY, Sept. 4, 1905, Tho Times-Dispatch, (Richmond, Va.,) will add a MONDAY MORNING PAPER to ito present issue, thus pub? lishing every Weekday and Sunday; seven Issues each week. NEW Subsoription Rates will go into eHect on Monday, Sept. 4, 1905. BY Mit, Year Mos. Dally & Sun. (7 is.) $6.00 $3.00 Daily only (0 la.) $4.00 $2.00 Sunday only $2.00 $1.00 IMPORTANT. All subscription!! (for one year or six months) will be accepted at present rates, un? til Monday, Sept. 4, 1905, and will include all issueti publish? ed for the edition ordered. PRESENT Rates, (void af ter Sept. 4, 1905.) One Six Year Mos. Daily and Sunday $5.00 $2.50 Daily only $3.00 $1.50 Sunday only $2.00 $1.00 THE Times - Dispatch RICHMOND, VA. 8-6-811-13-1B l8-20-22-2;'-27:."J -y ?T and ordcsed the lot cleared and put In shape for him. A deed war, made out and soni to tho town's founder?hut a few days ago came the news that he had passed away suddenly. Whether he know what the town had done for him Is not known. It is probable that there will he further ac? tion to honor his memory, lor ho did much to give the city prominence In the days when it was struggling for existence. Not far from the Horsey grave in the cemetery is the grave of brave Tom Smith, the city's frontier marshal, who was killed while trying to arrest some murderers in cowboy days. II?! was the only marshal the town ever had who could control the terrors of the cattle trail, and over his grave is a huge bowlder purchased by popular subscription a few years ago and bear? ing n bronze tablet telling of the courage of the heto of the city early life. The tnoniiment was dedicated by ceremonies as pretentious as ever were held in the town, including ad? dresses by the town's first mayor, T. ('. Henry, the old-time wheat king, and others. If a monument is erected to the memory of Horsey il will make a companion for Hint to the courageous marshal. Just Ahead of Civilization. Ii was oik- of llcrscy's peculiarities thai In- sought to keep ahead of civil? ization. Had he remained in any of the towns he founded In- might have been wealthy, for every one of them has made a prosperous community and those who came after him have clean? ed up fortunes. The railroad was always just he hind, ami when il caught him he moved on. going up through the North west phrl of tills Stale into Colorado and thence lo Wyoming. Next lib sought the wild Northwest, and there ende,I his remarkable and checkered life. lie was the most restless of all the Kansas lown builders, and In the end reaped less than any. Unless this city, the first of his efforts In founding towns in Ibis State, erects a monu? ment to his memory, it is unlikely thitl In- will have oven a headstone.? Abilene (Kas.) Cor. Washington Post. PIE MADE IN MACHINES. Inventions That Outdo the Old-Timj Mcthod? of Baking. Twenty-four thousand pies in ten hours, or forty every minute, is the astounding claim made by a Pittsburg bilker, who has Just Invented a ma? chine for the production of Dial staple delicacy of tho American table. Anil what seems more remarkable is the claim thai the feat can be accomplish? ed Without the use of iivoiis Illld pans. Every one knows thai wonder? ful deeds can he done with the aid of machinery, yet this story scents more like a fairy tale than a positive n cilal of fads. There lire two. machines used by 15. 1.. Sons, the inventor, in his process. In the lirst I he crust is formed and baked, and in the second the Ailing Is put In and covered by a tempting layer of meringue. The lirst machine is the more Interesting of the two Instead of pie cutis, molds like wallle Irons are used to form Hie crust. They .are firmly attached to an endless chain stretched out horizontally the length of the machine. In the lowei' part of I heir course they pass between two sets of burners, which take I he place of Ihc oven. As Ihc molds pass upward they aie opened nulomailcnlly by a small lover at one end of the machine to permit I he pie dough lo etiler, after which they are closed automatically by tin other lever lo allow the dough to hake und form'the crust. Thin operation is bill the work of a second almost, as the irons are healed to the proper tem? perature before the dough is pormlUod lo enter the molds. Tho dough Itself is contained in a large tank above the machine. A feed pipe runs down, and by means of a piston, which is connected with the machinery which operates (lie whole affair, enough dough is forced down the pipe with each stroke of the piston to till one of the molds ns ll passes under the pipe. Hy the time another mold passes under the pipe another stroke of the pit ton forces down r.iif flclcni dough to till that moid, and bo on. .lust as soon as the erusl is baled an ntteiidanl stands at one end of tho machine ready to remove il from (he molds. This attendant arranges the baked erusls on a large pan, within easy reaching distance of another at? tendant who feeds (hem to the second, machine. The second machine is somewhat similar to tho first, as it also has an endless chain or platform to keep the crusts in constant motion. It has two large reservoirs nl the nearest end, one of which contains the tilling and the other the meringue. Hy n r?chet arrangement enough of the tilling and meringue is released from the tanks as the pies pass under each successive? ly, When tilled they proceed onward under an overhead baker, which gives I be top of the meringue a rich, brown lint. Tho pie is completed then, and as i; passes out from under the baker it is received by another at? tendant and set aside, ready for sale. ? Pittsburg Press. Sunflower Philosophy. Tin- longer a woman knows n man the less she cares about her personal appearance when with him. Some way a woman's lingerie looks more Immodest on the clothes line than a man's underclothes. There nr.ght to be a law whereby1 yon could put some people under bond lo keep away from you. The devil probably believes the right hi all on his side, and that he has a hard time fighting the wicked Lord. If people could lie burled by putting their coffins In Hie open air, and the living could see the coffins float up? ward until out of sight, a great mnny more people would believe in religion. ?At Chi son (Kas.) Clobe. UNUSUAL OFFER. Nice home In East End. Two lots, city water and bath. Excellent sec Don. Only $2.ri cash. Halnnce J2f> per month. Let ns show you this place at once. 8-25-31 SOMMEltVlLLE & CO. Hot Springs (Ark) Boast of a Unique Establishment. ONLY ONE OF K1SD IN WOULD Veteran Hunter Inaugurates New In duetry?How the Big Saurians are Captured?Hibernates in Boxes Dur? ing the Winter Months. The present is a period of varied ] and original industries, but Hot Springs, Ail;., boasts of one of I ho most unique enterprises in tin? United Stairs. It. is an alligator farm, the only establishment of its hind in the world. A mountain stream tumbling down into the valley forms a chain of small shallow lakes, the home of the rep tiles. Three years ago, H. 1. Campbell, a veteran alligator hunter from Flori? da, conceived the idea of inclosing these lakes arid raising hig 'gators for the zoos and circuses. The enormity of his task will he realized when it is known that the reptiles reach ma? turity when about ::f> years old ami of? ten live KM) years. Nothing daunt-.1. however, Mr. Campbell equipped an expedition ami penetrated the Florida swamps to trap the huge water cows. The method employed in the capture (if these creatures is an original one. The alligator is regular in his habits [and has certain favorite feeding grounds, in the daytime lie will lie motionless in the shade of n tree for hours at a time, resembling nothing so much as a Hosting log. At night ho leaves the water in quest of food. A point in favor of the hunter is that Hie 'gator, unless disturbed, enters und leaves the water tit the same place. A stout rope net is supended over otto of these places and a chunk of raw pork Is hung in the path so that the least disturbance will cause the net to fall. Then the hunter patiently settles In tut all-night vigil. The Southern moon hangs like a crescent in the sky, ami the night bird calls softly to its mate. A splash- a hoarse bellow, and a large bull who lots sconled the bait glides across the, bayou ami crawls slowly up Hie hank, lit! smells the bait witlt a savage grunt of suspicion. Then, apparently satisfied, the huge Jaws open anil snao shut upon the tempting morsel. Like a shallow the net rails over Ii im. Kn raged, surprised, the hull hisses llerce ly und Inshes out with Iiis powerful tall. Hut it is a useless light, for the more the 'gator snuggles and squirms the tighter the hempen meshes enfold him. Then lite hunter springs out 10 complete ids work, but lei bint mid core, for one snap of those vise-like jaws, one sweep of tlint ton-foot tail, anil ho may never hunt again. The hull is hound with ropes from muzzle to tail, turned on Iiis back ami draft:od away to the pens. A catch of 75 alli? gators is considered a good week's work for a party of ifi hunters. Mr. Campbell has about ROD big alli? gators on his farm. They range In length from six to seventeen feel, and sometimes weigh as much as SOU pounds. The age of an alligator may lie told hy the number of horns on ils back. Ifig Joe. king of the herd, is perhaps the largest saurian In cap? tivity, lie is 17 feel long and weighs over sun pounds, lie occupies a pond to himself, and Is only allowed to run with the herd in the breeding season. He is valued hy Iiis owner at $.~nd ami his age is estimated at 300 years. King, another large bull, heads a herd of youngesters from 70 to too years old. The reptiles are fed once in three weeks. They consume 500 pounds of beef, which is furnished by a Kansas City packing company. During the winters, which are usually mild, the alligators hibernate. As soon as they become stiff with cold they are placed In wooden boxes, which lit as closely as colllns. These boxes are placed in Hers in a large steam-heated shed. There the 'gator lies without food or water, in a dormant condition for about throe mouths. In the spring each one must he fetl before il is released. Otherwise, rendered ferocious by hun? ger, the big 'gators will kill the sninl ier ones for food. While iie seems to thrive in captiv? ity, the alligator very rarely becomes tamo. Ho will snap the hand of a stranger. lie lies for days sluggish and docile, but the llshy eyes are ever on Hie alert for an opportunity to at? tack Hie keeper when his hack is turned. The cows are all kept in one largo Inclostire. Hnrly in .Inno they scrape together n nest of damp rubbish and each female lays from 15 to 20 eggs. The eggs are deposited at intervals of live days through .Inno, July and Aug? ust and hatch in from .'15 to 10 days. The eggs are usually collected nn.I placed in an Incubator. No artilicinl heiil is heeded unless tin- tempern! ore drops below sn degrees.?Kansas City 'Slav. No man's credit is so good thai the CilSh Is not better. Spring and Mountain Resorts On the Line of the C. & O. Ry. Summer excursion tickets with lib? eral limits and stop-over privileges on sale Juno 1. Low rate week and excursion tickets for heads of families and Stindny visi? tors. C-l-tf SPECIAL RATES VIA C.& O. ROUTE Tp Lewis & Clark Exposition?Pacific Coact Tours. The C. & O. Ry. will, during Ilm sum? mer, sell round trip tickets to Portlnnd daily, going and returning via direct routes and for variable rout es. through California on specified dates. For rates, schedule, dates for vari? able routes, slop-overs, Pullman re? servations, address, E. W. ROBINSON. Ticket Agent, C. Sr. O. Ry.. 8-11-tf. Newport News, Vn. JU8T TO KEEP Our reputation as price cutters? just to make "the other fellow*" wonder how it's done?we're go? ing to shave prices pretty close for another week. We are hav? ing the largest August sales in our experience, hut it only spurs us on to give greater values, if you haven't the ready money open a charge account with us. NOTE. these prices, then come see the goods: A $10 all quartered polished oak Hull Rack for.$8.00 Others', $7.:>d to $:tf>. A $1.50 Cane Seat Braced Arm Oak Dining Chair, for.98c Others 50c to $2.7?. A $50 elegant Roll Footboard Hod-room Suit of BClectcd linked oak. highly polished, for.$40.00 Others $20 to $160. A $13 All Steel Construction Couch, covered in very best Velours, full spring scut, head and edges, for .$12.50 Others $-1.98 to $:!5. A $9 Foil Mattress, our leader, soft and downy, made in two piece, for .$7.50 A $40 Mahogany Finished Frame Parlor Suit. :i pieces, covered in beautiful Verona Velour, full spring, now.$34.00 A $18 Guaranteed Range, extra largo Hues and deep tire box, with double duplex grates. now .$10.00 A $:!.""> Steel Enameled Iron Red, strong construction, now $2.75 A $"? Hard Polished Flaked Oak Sideboard, extra large si^e, elegantly carved, for_$30.00 Others $1? to $-15. All the credit you want or dis? count off for ensh. SPRAKER BROS. 226 Twenty-eighth Street. Let Us Wire Your House I and Inslnll the best, cheapest and most convolcnt light in use. We will be glad to give you esti? mates on wiring. Cull at oilier" and see us. 'Phone | messages receive prompt attention. Elnctric light and power rate 10cI per l.ooo watts, subject to our usual | terms and discounts. Pure let;?made of distlllnd water. COLD STORAGE. Power House and Plant, 2!Uh nnd Virginia avenue. Office, Thirty-first street and Wash? ington avenue. Roth 'phones, No. 15; night 'phone. No. 10S (Citizens.) CITIZENS RAILWAY, LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY. Nothing more refreshing dur? ing this Torrid Weather ?than? A Cold Mint Julep SCIENTIFICALLY COMI>OUNIlKll. An Ice ? Cold Stein -OK? FINE BEER Will olso hit the right spot. JOHN E. MUGLER, Prop., BELL PHONE 67. ?312 WASH. AVE. Dr. E. S. Wlilftrd, specialist, siiccesa fully treats chronic and ncrvoti3 dis? eases and diseases of women without the use of drugs, faith, hypnotism, massage or rubbing. 3200 Weit ave? nue, comer Thirty-second street, New? port iNewfl, Va. f-D7-tf MEW AND WOMEN, lien llln? for unnatural dUchar?itiJnflamiriatidna, Irritations or ulcnratloni of muoous nmmtiran?. 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