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The Bad Lands cow boy. (Little Missouri, Dakota [i.e. N.D.]) 1884-1886, September 23, 1886, Image 3

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^Tenderfoot Tom" amd the Cow-
TW AmtMcfcn BnroV-ETimi/'l^r'Bdviil H.
Traltoo. c.
E^okon *fe'll haveitd'take.Totn otit
«mplng''ti-nlght-UoolcB'aa fhougliuihe
^s-j wind was about the tight way," said
'"fe'iS on^rtheyoowBoy rafter
othar thr^gb ^^^o^s^tomoke
they were bto^prif^aSSIiai^j, "itjwas a
sfid »TOlsp, "I
-didn't j£nyJfljiipe
(toKlfttOf. *.
Tom -was*-a Sturdy boy of fifteen.
His home ...wjm 49,... P&cag9t. and
1 he was now 90 a„ Rummer ya
cation visit to his father's cattle
ranch in the Sweetw^r_ Vallfy. of
Prairie dogs and jack rabbits he had
P'®nty, .sage h^nS" ,hun-
dred with bunehed-*of* tintelopo and
black-tailed^dqerjusj oijt of riflprange.
^.^-Thiy had.told him, too, that there
0$: were elk and bear in the range ol
'($••' mountains close.by, to-ijehad for .the
t.- trouble ofgoing after them But this
3, was the first he had^eaid of snipe
He thought them rattjOT^iBa|}J*pota
toefc, too when blggmlgaW* was so
fef, thick all about, and hpa^'so.
^"That's all youTtoowtabout It,
young feller," said *B)ack Hill's
,|4 aSiirf'i^ Sandy,' the one wlio&t&firoposed the
I' sniping expedition, j/'*
gome likes a wrestle lyftijijjrizilyi
andsoin^.thinks-thero^s.jgore' fun.in
loading Injun's up "with leadj but il
you want sport that is sport, and no
discount at wholesale, you just w#nt
to go along with1 A sniping outfit."
oourse Tom1wanted "sport that
sport." That was what he was
'f therelor. And lie thought it wasvery
m5£'A^5«j kind that the gang of.a dozen or fit
teen "cow-pnnchers,' alffit '-Saving
been on^ horseback? since^before" day
light looking after the &tt1e, should
be so ready to go'o% hunting expe
dition just to amuse him.r Tom jras
I polite as well as appreciative, and he
said he was muQh oblfe^but he waB
afraid they wtre tbo"tifl»l.-
At this the men laughed uproarious-
'Tamt no trouble a^ aU, Tom, for
f.!}fe'ft^s$ us to^amuse a :kiff thatV up-and-up
%$mkg® and wants to learn the country,"
Sandy.' "It's just a pleasure for us,
you can Kef."
And then the men laughed again.
There was evidently something
irhieh Tom did not understand. So
he asked for particulars, and whjr it
was the should, go shying at flight
instead of in the day time. y~i'.
"Well, you see," said Sandy,
ing too muofa
be a
It must
•you aw
seen to
Eow many Bnipe did. you «v«r
in a single night?"' asked Tou.
"I couldn't rightly say—we never
sf count 'em, eh, boys?
And the "boys" tried to keep- their
faces straight 'whil* they fallowed
they never heaid of no-tallyitr a snip
ing outfit." .f
'Tom"was now sure that they were
keeping something back, and he called
what Spenoer, the superin*
teAdent, had BaidAo.him aff'th(iy,rodO
out from Bollins tO'-ther-ranch to
"Keep tyour i^es Apeejed, ^Tom,!'
Spencenhad said. ."The .cowb^tjps are
a pretty, tough iot-n-l 'dbn't Jmeah
they are downright bad—4don'tihink
I've got,a 'cro6ksa' onei|f the outfit
—bul^theyhiarev^.iull^of misohief,
and will-try to ^ay til^ojte.,oJ(Augh
jokes bn you.""Th^y donT mind tat
ing a crack aban antelope or a big
horn, and they are ^eath on rattle
snakes but of all ^the game in the
world they take the jnpj»t?soJurcom
fprt-with a. tenderf90tJiJusji»*eineni
ber that- youj a^ps a' tendarfoot, and
you will :be iheir-.game tityl they firid
that they can'K scMe'^u or
... then 'they'll qatf' and'be the
iest fellows Iti the worf^ Bon't: be»
baby' or a cowarji—jou needn't be
afraidthey'll doy
iin ,any.realharm—.
and after yoU've ^ot J6h|ir reaject
the cowboys-are«r 'good .croWd to tie
Tom was^not .baby or .a^ coward,
and didn't fiinch.atithe. idea-sol their:
putting him ,to the^test, But he did:
feelbom? natural cu^oaity.as^OVhat
form tha' tifeV wOtild tWe^'Now he
l^%£f au id^--ihO't this sniping ek
of that aoi$,-but- hefjiaA'Tio idea 61
backing outbr weakening
•While tbejr.were still talking it over,
Speocetowhoihad beeb cm to a neig^i
boringranch ten mllefftfway, rode up,
and Tom walked. mit- tcfe the corral,
while. 8%cer Unsmab^'tw saddle''
andato0fcaff.tih'9^ridl»'ftt%i3 broncho.:
In a few words Toin told Spencer^
the sporti-that was planned for the
•Yon jremember what -I -tibld-you
coming out from Eawlins?" he asked.
rWelltypu4ra tiw a/Map they are
after—apu It' luolty you told
rae. Now you do-as 1 tell you, and
•d$n'Jtl«t tntom know that you've said
word to m? about sniper.
Spmcer ^M^T&en in a few^Words,
ana Tdm Sauntered book to the'^roup
of cowboys stretched out orot^id the
ranch dpor on the grass, as uncpncern
ed and innocent as one •coqld iqi
itfintt, v. J''
As soo'n aslt was quite.darkBandy
Mil itiwas^time *0 Btart!
fore all the men. 1
"Certainly, it you want "to/* -wis
the reply,
"oShSllitakda1 fttti
esior... my shoc.gun?K Tom asked/ot
'"foj ^ybtf won't waHtany sWoting
irons at alli"!
"Not take toy •fetm?" he asked in
eat surprise. "Then how wiM kill
le snipes?"
"There's more'n one w^torsm a
wt,"ifsaid Sandy.
'Mttfe,'riAfew said he said
about tluS big aiif.shooter that
•tf, ^had strapfted ion incler|iia jacket.
"Which wayware yottgoffig boys?"
soperintenaent -asked as. they
were ahopt to start.
Dead Man'smpyon,1' was.
Wyoming. His father •n^ii^Uiig Out
.sent Tom|
ahe^ inAWIrdf^h^^bpb^it^ndent.
It {v«s all newlan^enjoya^e to Tom,
wh| had^.only -be^there two days.i:
anjlho now had a ctjancd* to ride and
shoot toliis heart's cJontapfc.JIe was
a J{ttle
pearance of jthg Indians be had so
coSlfientlyf expected to 'see in great
nnmbersav«6o fai^fcHe.only Indian he
had seen 4tin(*:'leaving" homa was in
front of a C^yepne!ig®p"wiOM,' where
he(w?u3 a permanent was
alio sn^kM Aliat tfe^pnly signs- of
%r)% Biiflalo he Eadjbeen^le| pdiscovsr
ff&i w»fe In tlie ^hap^t^^in a Chey
Hps ennescuflositjrshoi^fJa^r
Sandy. i- ^v"
I 'All right. .-,11 reckonWll lay around
herevand take/a..BJn6ke.'^ £J
*_Thenthey fil^away thedarkpess.
The trail led-' th^ln first- across* the
Spider creek-, then! to0the foot hslls,
through the saee brush and crease
J?hi^ tMrtcflfprodlfeed-a meal sack
anainBer'ted a ho'dpTn Vin mouth, of
it, which kept it expaifded to
its widest.
After that Sandy ^who bad lighted a
torch,'saH to Tom:: .'f.' '.'V.4.'"'
"Now, young-feller, the fun is .about
pver in tfe canyon AtafiiKf.
». v'^Pbfct'a,alfout
Oifea sniping fey out."
I'ffiThat,. might djo iTwjTe tenderfoot
wasiia,inanT-'but you think it
&ntt^..%ougn on 8B%? Don't yoix
%iow thebeartf ar^^ick-hround there
-^^d yon .woiiIdn'J^veirlBWiim take
his shot"pin. -Some-ot you can get
out there and bring him. m,. 'and you
can't be too lively about It/either."
"All right you're the boss," said
Sandy. "We didn't mean
^^^^^?f^^^MC]BWft|SBU^jjgS^Mjfti^Mtl]|fty|^|IWM^aMMMM^rtBtl' M^attSSKK ri(*iirn'i^iir^-«r»Mi««nTi»ni 11 riiiii •n ii" Vniiiito •.- M".i.y• v.-,:-yr.v ^-'~...:-'^,'W, r~.- j-.-.*-^-.fv. .•* .-^cv/-''. .•.. .-.£ ."•••?••*'-v v."t 7
through the sage brush and
woods, about two miles away.
lonely enough, even with so. many for'
company. Crossing the dry bed of a
stream, .that was filled with a raging
torrent during the shrink frrahets,.
they clambered up theStiemTliMik on
hc^ea bre§thCam(jt0Sn^ffitiii6y went'
onfprtw6Kundi^ ro'Mfi|ah'iBr, which
br6^ht t&^m:'to t#®utB5f a small
thiol'J^taeif ihth^m^^taina~
'ptereWe -are^'''liiWf' Saipdy, and
th^.all dja{nom^^,
snipe'will see
the light and come flying straight for
you. All you have to do isr to^jclap
your bag over them, ajKl thftre-they
are. So longl" Jp^:
"But^whete are yon^oing-^who'cto
stayliere i\rit&%le?''.Tom asked in ap^
|farently great terpidation as the
wh'b)e outfit remountecfaa^ prepared
%o drivea^ay.- '"j .':tk
I *?Why(pta just^tf'aheadjand scatter
Jthe menjalong, one* in a pTace,till we're
all strung .'out with'our' bags.. Then,
whep our bags are full, we come back
over the trail, till we are. all .together
agam, and then strike 'otit forthe
"But this is amigh'ty lonesome place
to be left alone in for the first time.
"One of you had better stay here and
show me how you work it."
V$pu'U work.it all-right. If.you get
scared you just hollerl'' And off they
rode laughing.
Their course led on into the- caTnyon
and iinfive rnini^tm'the last Jotmd of
tliem "was", loa£v As Torn ,said
it'- was a mighty1lonesome place to
ba left alone for a boy, the
sooner had the cow "bbys 'disappeared
than.on the still air- cane the mourn
inl wail of coyotes near by,' a sound
to make even a man's hair, rise and
cold chills go tobogganing .down his
backbone when heard for the first
time. And Tom knew there were bears
in that very- mountain* for Spencer
had told him so.
'But the men rode on ana on,. wind
ingin ana out through the canyon,
laughing with biystfiJSns.i''" glee
midhnntthftughtf.ofi. m4%iderfqot
kid, shivering nere Withfrighx, waiting
fd)rthemto comeback. Qnceor twice
thqr paused, thmlnng thdy heard a
call, but they weren't sure. If they,
bad heard the boy '.'holler," as they
tpld him to do in caeelje was scared,
they wquld only have laughed the
harder and gone ahead ju|tyj{}e same.
Their plan Wasito^ leave him there all
night and go after htm in the morning,
unless he knew enough to find his own
way back to the ranch as soon as it
was light enough for him to see.
.Pretty cruel test to put a city bred
boy's nerveS and pluck to? -That was
just where the fun-for the cowboys
came in..
^tttoolc thei^^half
.to ride
thrdoghthecanyon, whichin ltstwist
ing a^dvturning iinaliy came out not
more ?|ihan a mile further away from
the re^ichxtban. the openiw where
they ha4 entered it. ThetraiTwas an
easy one^thierrest ofithe way, and the
moon wasvaiow. up. Beaching the
ranchltoey '^Tove noisily up, alter the
mariner of powboys, and having cor
ralled their animals they made-for the
^aid .Sandy, who.was aheaditben.and
denly he brought his horse* to a full
stop, with anv^zclai£a%ion of sur
AWhat's th^
him?" those beh
A few yards
harm to
the kid—but I didn't thiok^pf the
bears. I reckon he's, ius^abput as
stared now -as he. cm^^Ppm«hpn,
boys!" -7
QgU^oy.ofle the mSn went- out, but
n6l as, ^ilajfioualy "'as *hen they
?had '-enter^»d.r There .-i^ms no use
grumbling, -and nf ^sMeiipad to go
they: al^wece reads30i, .gaf with- him.
They.pdlild ride wer to' the canyon'
and lWioack again inafess than an
hour,-.4nd^there would3e. the tun of
seeing^.a --frightened 'boy for their
»pains.^ 1
Thejnoon made it.30- bright they
were able to -Ippe alohg »t a smart
pace, afld they^were becoming quite
jollyagainattheprospeotive fun th
.would have at Tom'a eipense. Won
he still be holding thabbag up, waiting
for the birds that didn't com6? Hard
ly, becaoiahis torc^ fflust have burn
ed -out before this -'time. Would he
be lying'down, shivering with terror,
or siting on bis broifl^b for tta sake
of the^animal's-compftny£yp?rhaps
^j v»ay--hott(fc or, possibly, if be
had: mounted his-bronohfethe animal
i^it folldir^l theirjtracks into
tl)« canypn, Mhorsee hav« a habit,pf
f}l»wiM'W |ijBj aItW3tion they knpw
otwr hteses toba^entiie. Whatever
l&liad apne tlv^ wpotdsftpn find out.
wiey Badjipw. laarly^twnhed the
dwI^^t^Wsfcfcwonly a short
distance from t)ge entrance to the
y«n, but «tul iso sljm ot.TonS.
., „//o«(,.S9e
him asked.
in '"Mpont^jirfj.'them
JaeJci#tfalJj«!t in
-r—Kg^V- ••ow-'
wasihatittwtts Tptfiy
ly advanced«flo#«o*l'slewed their
mistake. Thni.the' bla£k' object be
came two bla^V obiectSi 'One moved
alp^jy'^way,.growlfiig, wMile the Pther
did^not.ftiove. TherroW that lay so
cjuieti was a.dead bdar-—thje other was
a UYe.one and much tbelarg«r of the
"Now how this bear.got killed since
we went along here is what beats me,"
said Sandy.
"P'raps the kid shot it," siaggested
one of the cowboys.'
"P'raps nothing!" exclaimed Sandy,
contemptuously. "lie didn't even
have a snot gun—and ifhehad,he'd cut
and run at sight of bear ,meat walking
It was
could make bjr fiioonlightj showed the
beitt a young one, and that there
wertifeveralbuUethpleBlbdged pretty
closely-together jusi back Pt the fore
'{^'Hljave to tnv'jglfc^ap now and
RU&9 the jest of it B(ffi6 other time:
Thjjt old she bear is fig^tingmad—and
,Tom ia.^l'^ck6ri"£Ke'quicl£er we get
there the more comfortable-It mil be
for thekid.",
With'that tbey made a dash down
into the bed of .the stream, up. the
steep bank oh the other side, aha then
straight for the .black opening in the
mountain. When' they drew rein the
bear was just ahead of them,., and
disappeared witli angry threatenings
as though slje'WaB more than half a
mind to turn.'and_ fight' the'^whole
crowdofthetft'. ,,
Here^wae the spot where Tpm had
been stationed here, too,-waa the bag
with, the hojp holding
open the tnouth
and the torch but partially 'blirned—
but Torn as-tioii[here to be men.
They shouted at ithe top of their
voices, but the only- afiswer was the
hoarse eclib'.that mcfcked them from
the black recesses' Pf tlie Canyon b»
"I'm not at all scarSdr boys,"
said Sandy", at' last, "but the
kidL ain't here, and he ain't at the
ranch. It looks migfiti}yr.a!8. th6ugh
he had been stampeded bv bet^rs, and
the old bne'h'imSetf^ohljrlh'a'^s where
he'd fetch up if there-was a Gear alter
him, or hethougnt there, was. But he
must be somewheres,:ahd|that'8 the
spot we've got to discovefi"
4iter. a' short. consultation it wak
decided-'to dividyntp Jwo parties,one
to-go through the canyon dhdthe oth
er to follow the bed ,pf.the 8trdam up
and down for a good distatite. Which
ever found Tom was to come back tP
the starting, point and' wait for the
other party, for none of the men' were
particularly anxious to return to the
cabin and: face the superintendent
without the. boy along with
them. Sandy headed $he ^.party
that went through the cAnypii^ while
a cowboy named Briggs was in charge
of'the other. And it must Ije confess
ed,/there was. not a man of-'them who
did not feel a littlenervbus as to what
had become of Tom, particularly
since they found the bears.
It-.was after two o'clock in the morn
ing^bat'-Briggs and his men returned
to the:cafiyoh's:inouth. Their-search
hadbefen frnitlessi Shortly alMr San
dy's party ca'me'niiing hp:
"You fobnd KtWdidK'fyou?'*^"''
"You've got him?"
the sixeyOf it. He's
J"id^imself co5?^py Jjom top ta
toe, and displayed ajsmuch contempt
as the.biitfol tb'ero. fora tenderfoot
He even wentso far as to try^to in
duce his dignified parent to go Off on a
sniping expedition, and he came-v^rj
near succeeding, too. jSp'i
,#M1Mntiiph of Skin.
^rijm the Sclentlflo American.
i-At a repent meeting of the Engineers
club Pf Philadelphia, the secretary
read a detailed description of t£w
moving of theSotel Pelham, at Tre
mont and Boyleston streets, Boston,
for the purpose Pf widening Tremon!
street:** v.-v
This hotel is-built of freestone and
brick, ninety-Bix and sixty nine feet
frontage. The Ifoylestone street wal
is surported on.eight granite columni
twelve-feet high, three and four feel
square. There is a basement and.
seven', storieis'Habovft -the -sidewalk"
Height above tramway on which
it was moved, ninety-six feet
Weight -:, five thousand tons
exclhiive:of furniture which Was noi
disturbed during the removal,tas also
were not the occupants of the storet
on the ., first floor and some Pf thi
rooms,^the. various pipe connection!
being kept up with flexible tabi^.
CarefulVgexperimfen ta wit&jhodeli
Bhowec^tha^if the. lower partMf th«
building wasfirmiy brayed thilfe wa)
no danger of- shifting' in vth$ij parti
above. The'- general arrangementj
consisted of heavy. and substantial
stone and brick foundations for iron
rails and rollers and the building wai
forced.to its new .position by sixty-sbj
screws, two inches in,diameter, hall
inch in pitch,' .operated fby hand
against timbers arranged to uniform
ly distribute the pressure' against
the building. Much. car% and in
genuity_ were displayed in ihe d&
Two months and twenty days wer«
occtipied'in preparation. The moving
itSelf was b^jun 'on "August 21, and
finished on August. 26, but the actual
timB-ofmoving was biitthirteen houri
and?-'forty minutes.. The greatest
speed t'^o inches to Joiir minutes.
THe\,hp.tSf\nio.y^i ,about [email protected]%ight oj
anihch atetwh quarter
Sandy and Briggs spoke in the same
breath as they met. There was blank
'dismay when Sandy said they "hadn't
seen hide or. hair of the kid or the
There was nothing for it now but to
go back- to the ranch and report. It
would soonbe daylight, and then they
could easily "round him ur
It was anything'but a'cheertul par
ty that drove up to the cabin, npt a
little tired from lack- of rest and sleep,
and ~S gobd^deal worried as-to their re
ception by .the superintendent. To
•put.it in plamEnglish, they
:e4 cit the^iserable'trickthey had tried
rtq play £n'Tom,:.and'were scared at
Unexpected result,"o^it.
Spehoer-was lying down, but roused
up fli they entered, facTmore quietly
-than was their habit.'
"Strikesjne you have .been keeping
tbalt b'oy'out mighty late^been play
ing some more: of -your-confounded
trick,on him.Isuppose," said Spencer,
"Then the kid ain't here," said
Sandy. glOomily, aa a faint hope that
he might have pPssibly returned, was
thus summarily disposed with.
"What do you mean?" demanded
Spencer, now springing {o'.hfi feet.
"J^ersisTom^'tWto^ijhi'jfTO come
ln wittiybu.":*'"'
On entering the'cabin they found
Spencer,Quietly reading by the t&ble.
"Well, boys, where is Tom?f heask
"He got tired and allowed he'd stay
and rest a spell," said Sandy, with a
loud laugh, in whicff'theLOt^e^shearti
ly joined.
fact is," said Sandy,"hedidn't
stay where we told him to, and he's
kinder strayed away,!and&s soon as
it'rlistht w.ll .go' out a^ain ana find
htfn." -Then,'m a 'grieved tone, he
added, "I don'tvseetwhy a kid can't
doias he'itold ffo—then 'twould have"
"What's ali thisracket about? Why
can't youJceep quiet and give a fellow
a chance to sleep?'/
The voice came from atop bunk at
the back side of: the cabin. The men
stared in blank aetonisbment as they
saWjTom's head.stuck out over tbe!
edge of the bunki while he gaped, rub
bed his eyes, and thfen remarked:
"Yes, Sandy, I am just, about-as
scared now as I can bet"
If there ever were alQl'
ojE-cowb^flj-they stood-'in tlilit cabin
at that moment.
'How. in thunder didyoutput here?"
Sandy, dtlast manaeedtoraisk.
•'JEode, of course.'r
:'PoV longhaveyoul^en here?''""--8
^'Oh.since ab'oHt.ten-o'clock—isn't
ife Mr. "Spencer?" -.•*
\lt waSja littTa before tefcwhen you
"HowSid yon'find your way?"
"My horse found it—I stayed on
him—stayed the trail—give, me
of screws.
The.whole distance moved was thii
teen feet ten inches. Four thousand
three hundred and fifty-one days'
labor was required for the work.. Thi
was about $30,000.
..This is the largest building that has
ever been removed, although larger
ones have been raised, which latter
a much simpler and much less risky
operation. The complete success ol
this..undertaking is shown by the fact
that cracks, which existed in tbe walli
rior to removal, were not changed
the operation. Paper was pasted
over them before commencing, thai
any change might be seen.
Soda Iiocomottves.'
Philadelphia Becord.
At the-Baldwin Locomotive Worke
there are in the course of construction
four locomotives which are designed
to be run by soda, which takes th
place of fire under the boiler. Sods
has much the same power as coal
without any of the offensive gases
which that fuel emits.. The engines
are nPw nearly finished, and are to
shipped shortly to Minneapolis, Minn.,
and are to be run on the. streets. 0!
that city, where steam-engines art
The engine has much the same ap
pearanceas a passenge* car. It ii
about sixteen feet long/entirely boxed
in, with no visible smoke stacks
These engines-are the first of theit
kind that haye. been built in this
country, and are being constructed
under the supervision of George Xuch
ler, a German engineer. The engines
will have-about the same power as
those on the New York elevated roads,
and will readily draw three or foui
light cars. Soda'engines are now used
in Berlin and other European cities
very successfully, and they also trav
erse the St. Gothard tunnel under the
Alps, where steam "engines cannot
used, because the length of the tunnel
renders it impossiblei to devise a sys
ventilation to! carry-off. tin
jjy locomotive.
these gases
So, overpowering
becoihe that su
,'Aii Amerlean Story.
The. Saturday Beview. (English) is
responsible for tlie 'following: Then
is tui American story of a juror in
trial fbr.murder in one of the back
woods settlements of the far West
"Great-difficulty had been experienced
'in getting a jury eleven- jurors had
at last.been sworn in, and -there
mained only-one of thSs-panel.
was a smalViean, lank.ifeUbw, 'with a
shrewd faceandan uncouth demeanor,
and his apparel seemed to show that
never before -had he been, wtthm sight
or sound of civilization He was
asked the1' usual questions as to
whether he bad formed, any opinion
about the case,' whether he.had any
prejudice against the,. prisoner' ot
whether be was cohsdentiohsly op
posed to capital punishhimt.' .lb aU
these questions he returned a d^ided
negative. The judge'and the counse!
for .the prosecution and forthedefenw
did n.ot any ottbemeipecially liketb*
"man's manners, b^t it was late and
jurors were scarpe.,.^id «o he vat
accepted. In accordance with an old
mnrcterer and the jndse said
harder one!"
"8ee any bear?"
"Yes, a benir^or something, And
say, Sandy,- it was lucky I took along
my six-shooter, if I did leave my shot
gun, for.when the bear*-o*s something'
—tried to- drive my horse put of the
trail I just plugged^ it full ofbulletal
and then came Mongj^-S6p«t^Su had
jk ^eS^t night!?'
And asTom rolled overior another
•hour's sleep .after his night's adven
luree.Sanaytetoarked *rfth emphasis:
i. 'fl'm blest if the kid h&in't got the
knap onk|he, whole outfifl"
didq.'t' bother Htkn
3jrttefc«i»t. BfewMVsolid" with them,
fnd ih% wateft pie .^Jjjiem that
wwn't^ioud tomakea ohum of hiip.
'T6ttV father reached
miffi leined fotwarfl and scA
culprit,oara^Uyfcoin h'ead toifo^st t6i
sorn^'Moitiehtt:' then 3»-jiMni.r
he&d and turned to the jnde»«nd84lii
tn it firni "And' soletett
httr 5.
'J1:! -v-
&?.' I'
A Bemarkable Bascal,
One oJE the conric^^ work on"'the
Murphy Division of the North CaroH
na Western Railroad says an ez
change, has a.history that beats any
thing to be found in dime povel.
Though he is now a broken-down old
man o! 65, he wAf forty .years ago,
one of the most elegant gentlemen in
Western North Carolina. He. be
longed to a good ^miiy/and was well
educated and*^ refined. One day he
suddenly left his neighborhood and
went to EiBle^h. There he read la&'
under the Hon. james?M Morehe^d,
was admitted to. the bar and soon
gave promise of distinguishing him
self ip His profession, fie married a
young lady of considerable fortune,
but it was soon discovered that he
had leit another wife at his old home.
He was convicted of bigamy and sent'
to the Penitentiary /'where he served
out his term. The war coming on, he
entered the. Confederate army and
fought with desperation and valor.
After the war htfwentNorth,and in the
character of a persecuted Southern
Union man swinalecI Gen. Grant, Hor
ace Greeley, Henry Ward Beecher and
other prominent Republicans out of
$20,000. Then he returned South
and fl&5d the Northern people had
persecuted him and driven him from
place to place because he had served
the Confederate army. /This excit
ed the, sympathy of Geh. Toombs,
Alexander EL Steyens anu^others, and
they gave liberally to the poor fellow.
He is serving at fifteen years' term
for lorgery, and will doubtless wear
the stripes until he dies. Such is the
bare outline of a life history contain
ing abundant, material for a sensa
tional romance.
The stockholders o! the Northern Pacific
held their annual meeting on the 15th and
elected Jfthe following board of directoru:
August Belmont, Frederick Billings, John
V. Drookman.John C. Bullitt, Benjamin P.
Cheney, James C. Fargo, John H. Hall,
Bobert Harris, Bray ton Ives, Johnston
Livingston,- Thomas F. Oakes, J. J^ewls
Stackpole and Charles B. Wright. The
members of the- boaid who retired were
John W. Ellis RoBweQ G. Ralston and N«
P. Hollowell, their places being taken by
John Brookman, James 0. Fargo and
Bray ton Ives/" who represent New York
and Philadelphia.
One of the fincist exhibits at the Minne
apolis exposition is. the attractive dis
play made -by the Northern Pacific rail
road.: It embraces a collection of excep
tionally fine, samples of agricultural-and
vegetable products,' specimens of rich miii
erale. native woods, coal, brick, tile, build
ing stone, samples of mineral limo 4nd ce
ment, and an inviting array of fruits. The
articles exhibited are from the states and
territories through which this line of road
The virtues4 ol St. Jacobs Oil, as pro
claimed by millions of restored sufferers,
shoul(T*induce everyone to supply his
household with this' great specific.
There was a terrific storm of wind and
rain on the 15th, fn Michigan, Illinois, and
Indiana, and much property destroyed,
but no lives so far as reported.
"It is as harmless as it is effective," is
what is said of Red Star Cough Cure by Dr.
8. K. Cox, D. D. Analytical Chemist, Wash
ington, D. C. Price, twenty-five cents.
The Pennsylvania Prohibition state con
vention made, the following- nominations:
Governor* Bobert J. Houston lieutenant
governor, John Parker,* auditor, Daniel 8.
Early secretary of internal, affairs, Seth A.
Hoagland congressman at large, C. D.
The trial at St. Louis of Ifoe lCnights of
X*abor, Frank Young, Oscar Harrow and
Fred Husdhausen on the charge of con*
spiracy, during the late Southwestern rail
road strikes, to injure the Missouri Pacific
Kailroad company's property and business
was concluded 'by returning a -verdict of
pipes, as there is no exhaust orreluse
The boiler is of copper, 84 1-2 inches
in diameter, and 15-ieet long, having
tubes running through it as in steam
boilers. Inside theboiler willbeplaced
five tons-of sodii, which,- upon being
dampened by a jet of steam, produces
an intense heat When the soda is
thoroughly saturated, which will occui
in about six hours, the action ceases,
ina then'it is 'nisiessary to restore it
to its original
state by forcing
the bpiler a, stream of superheated
steam from a stationary boiler, which
drives the moisture entirely from the
soda, when it is.again ready for use
The exhaust steam from the cylinders
is used to saturate, the soda, and by
this means all refuse is used.
The Northern Pacific company has re
laid the Mullen tunnel and approaches
with'sixty-six-pound steel rails, taking up
the fifty-four-p ound rails.
"The play's the thing,
.'Wherein I'll reach .the conscience of tho
And equally true is it that Dr. Pierce's
"Pleasant Purgative Pellets" (the original
Little Liver Fills) are the most effectual
means that can be used to reach the seat
of disease, cleansing thebowelsandsystem,
and assisting nature in her recuperative
work. Sold by druggists.
Andrew Carnegie offers Edinburg £25,
000 for a public library.
Amj Smsll Boy, With a Stfek,
~can kill a tiger,—if the tiger happens to be
found when only a littlecub. 80consump
tion, that deadliest and most feared of
diseases, in*«this country, can assuredly be
conquered and destroyed if Dr. Pierce's
"Golden Medical Discovery" be employed
Massachusetts has spent $18,000,000 in
soldiers1 monuments since 1861.
"The "Favorite- Prescription" of Dr.
Pierce cures *female weakness" and kin
dred affections. By druggists.
The last Boy al academy dinner cost the
Britishartists $300,000.
Mrs. 0. W. Cornwell, Chicago, sayB: "I
had been suffering for several months with
Neuralgia, one night I was taken suddenly
with a severe pain over my heart, was so
bad I had chills. My husband sent for
our physician, but before he arrived tbey
rubbed me thoroughly with McCaine's St.
Paul Chemical Oil. I was all well when the
doctor, came so I had no need of his servic
es. It acts like magic." By Druggists.
A terrible earthquake is reported as hav
ing raged in the tropics recently.
Apples are getting large enough to twist
a boy of 10 out ofbed-nnd half Way down
stairs at one grip, and the opportunity
should not be lost by a single youth to
have on hand Perry DAvis* Pain Killer, a
most efficient remedy for alt disorders of
the Stomach. It is sold by all druggists.
There were nearly 2,000 entries, at the
Rochester fair.-
Think of This
Many people hare Mfleeted aUgbt manlfestatiODfl of
lraaxr In the Mood ttQ foci natter has beoometo
powerful, as to canae tenibtejacxefdhKn sorea, awtul
snflerinf,and, finally, aattMsratembeoooasdralnedbt
vaU ita strength, death.
Borne have neglepted dMM after eating, heart
,born»,qpeiM ^('*?a.e* t&d other early symptoms
-W Qdi pt&^^&SMsS haa beoomein
omaUa, end the vlctta bartiy sariains a mteable ex
Others neglect that taed Mtoje, pabia to the baeic,
Waaknen, lanriw.^mfenetal debility ana kidney or
Hrer disease beocones ttrmly fixed mco Qtem and there
'ftaoligpectf iegufk^'-'r-. V'
Laird'e hotel at .^ort Podgo iras de*
mi I
Grayor sa^J^ardii.ftre^plond brown
or bla«k for the
Wbisl^rs. TTT *1'
One bp$fc!e.^r%re£uA*a0 Chrfe'iiiSf^kai
cate mftlwUl^ioiso^^irom-thefiyflteni^t
fr a-JP »V," n-
Drouth pdnga MissboH'flcom^Bci^p
to per centkx
Allen'# Iron Tonic Sitters care Disriness.
All genuine bear the ^ignature of J. P.
len, Druggiflfc. St, fani, Minn.
when other ^tbings
ach diaordej*, relieves constipation, kidney
and liver troubles,
TheTdamage^iatCharleston by. the earth
qaakewijlreach $10^000,000.
$ jy) \y
amnflelling considerable of your valu
able medicine, Athlophoro8. 'My sales are
increasing evejry daj^ It is curing one case
of severe rheumatigm of years standing in
which aU idoctora had {ailed. J-M.Srans,
drtj^ist, SvansvilLef^Wis.
Tte.pumber ^f^ siudenta atthe twentr
Oeman iim^eraiU^:ihissummer is 28,021.
^tJobgh' distaHw your gleep. 'take
fiso's Core for consumption and rest welL
The Frazer Axle Groase is the best in the
world. Bold everywhere. Use it.
Ltok'sPatent Heel StUfener ui lhe onlyinven
tion that makes old boots .strait
as new.
UeBflnan*s PeptonixedBeet Tonic, the 01II7 prepara
tion of beer conUminf its xmtibs:
a utritiods rEor
noiiES. It contain* tlood-makiiig, foroe^e&enting
*md llie-ffOfitalnlnj proportiw inr^OBble.focInges
tion, JHipepsia, nerroui prowtratlon, sort all
.for am ot'
Keneraf debDlty: also, ta aU enfeebled ounditiozu.
whether the result of exhimstion. nervous prostration,
overrode, or acate dlsean, paiftcoUrly if
from pulmonary oomplainta. Caswzia, h*resnlti
About one htmdred persons a day riait
the condemned anarchtst* at Chicago.
Co^ iToprietorm, New roric. Sold by Draggista.
*Tery strainer eoJd attach tkat weak back
sad nearly prtstntsi yes.
Steadies the Nerree*
Snrtcke* the Bleed,. Gives New Tiger.
•jJJ®. wnnnpoufv
Minn., uw he wu a great naflcw from pmin«
caaiwd br Kidney DisMte.
von BitUrs not only nltered bin of the pains,
118 b*na
11a ir.tfnv Ui»h -T».- ui .«
Ma. Ajmov U01
im of Brown's Irm,
aMTOt Kidney diseuM.
W. UfatiL, aaya by tha
nawas enttralyooiadof
Oennino has aboral^ada Marie and
cvoaMd red Bus
en wrapper. Take bo other. Mtde only by
As th£
C.OMC itl
liable to
Wf}\ch afhuks
•""U Uho*t
War d1
In Such cases -no
^vedjeine is eoua\ "tb
HoedPs-fcawsiijiarraa wffl enre^
when tn the paver ot nttikta*, acrafola, salt rbeam,
Onpepal^ 1^MMte,UUottns«, catanfa
tbenmatlcm. thaf tiledferiln«, ahd any disease oral
faeUon eaMby lapuxe
JMi to lojrstateal ttteqw-
4: i-J, pi.Tr .',1^
Hood's' ^arsaparilla
Vt«O.X'BOOD feOO, JLpotiitartM J»mll.
100 Doses One Dollar
"I owe *ny
and Beauty*
ab» slsep effeots
tried conenecsAa
wfjere the.
is S° terrible
MCOIC/NE of the CtOjOjSj,
because itis sowtniernuin Its
cures ... shauto be in cvety
house—lb is.
invalwiUe for
yysenfeiy "^4
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direct to consumer* on all goods for
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yon. BcspMtftdly,
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dean ses the blopdaad perapfamtioo dt fsijAtldas anA
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Ulgarid fmUrnin^lfii ^nd Tltllfl
Xrfoers and xestaraa tts Hair
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Qa Irt«a*
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wlme^'girtost:Oin!iummSe»»Boae ft.
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)&«.' iri
JOVBend tar **Bow to
Care Skis Diseases'"
8hsrp, fisdden. Boiatte Kenrslel
and Kerroos Pains instantly rojf
I ovaA AsTx-PaDrPi^szKBr S5e.i
by Penick1* Ltror vPUk. Prioe
'-'t «5l tham^ or by mafl
.C|C, B*. Joazpn, $oy
laws. ^W.HcCOBMlCK* BOK,fHnr1riTisfl,p^
XkMK QOTOK*Tf^JMo»7,»:iUyjrai4r*ad
Mm OrwaViklDz1,ImMaM,ulKolli
sttlaa Aetata Mil IQAAaf. NMOOtt^ih Mrii,a
treaeeees.' Ho
OPIU H^snssaR?"
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kK. Zuon, Patos
I Attorneys WashlnJ tan, JQ.
aroctfons/ aa£--'..9bdaas'-:
Ti stand M1OB(« utoot bkept49.
*«.. VfiM lUspftpw.^&Qacdaer.T
llMUCVf Also* Sonaiac,
Ctaclfiiaft o.
KiZlttlaL- ICS ]U|U. 9aOn%Mtt.BaiM.
SS.eta. Is Stamp. •ttrSngeJU'd.GIr^jrBBB.'1
A. w. LAire. poreBiit.m'1
energetic irorke boalness in his section.' :dalszyS7Q,
Baferenoes^Lm. Van nlsctarlncHoias.lIBatcIsyBUf.T.
Tescherfc /Uttstsatwl flto*
dentB wboW1shtoaoon&<e
aiterfebt technlaueand'
beoome masters of the
instramezit, a£uld send
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Factory Price I vifiisWVurn
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a0HB r.L0t*Lt.«s sees, *a^ sSuSSolSSk
_We tell yon why in our NEW BOOK and Right* rv.
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Tioin Book and paper ahonM be i& every Iwm 5:^.^
All who read them and follow their sugcefltfosis will
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Of the 6
west visions
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Oar Pall and
of Clothing.
Hata, Caps, Par Ooeta Per Lined
ta, Mackin
mawa, AfghanK,~Bnbber
uvuus a unmenae. With Prices the Lowest. .^*53
Everything we
sell Iggnhraetaed in eveiyiespect. Those
who cannot visit as eend forxnles tar measarement.
LeadlngNos.: 14,048,130,135,333,161.
For Sale by all Stationers. aii®
THE ksterbrook «TE- PIU OO^ fs#
WtataiCH.ta.H.jr. ZSMbS^Y^
And ethsn .anOarlw tron
nervons 4**Hty ,«*haastina
lehrenlev dlseeaee, praaatm
Bdet^te ol .yonns or old art .^s/
PpetdtlTely •. cored..
Home's tamona Cfeeoa mI
JtaaaeSla Brit
?State to tbeUnlon have been eared.
_..ilty instanUy fait. P»t«nMdandfeldIQ
rears. Whole family eas wear euna belt. Bs«M«
BasaeaaeHee tree withinalw bells. Avoid worth!—sTm
lutfona and bosw eoemanlea. KlaeMe Tvoseaa fhr
Kaatare. 700 cored in'S5. Send stamp tor pamptiet"
lll.Vrj.HMNE,IHVEMTOa,19( WA8ASN Ar jCMttAaO.
N. W. N. U. 1886 Ko.89

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